Race Results From Coast to Coast

Daum takes Springfield finale; Parkinson crowned WAR champion

Springfield, MO(October 25, 2014)-Zach Daum outran Aric Gentry and P.J. Grimes to take the WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps season finale on Saturday at Springfield Raceway. Taylor Walton and Tim Kent rounded out the top five. Chris Parkinson was crowned the 2014 WAR Series champion. Series director Andy Korte would like to thank all of the competitors and fans for a fantastic third season with the WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps. “We have had an unbelievable season with tons of tough competition and huge car counts. Throughout the course of the season, we have had eighty-two different drivers compete with WAR. We have several exciting things happening for WAR in 2015, so please stay tuned!” Please go to warsprints.com or join the WAR Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/122872191163959/652477644870075/?notif_t=like to learn more about the WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps.

WAR Results from Springfield Raceway October 25, 2014 22 cars

1st Heat- 1. 9X-Casey Tribble, Lone Jack, MO (1); 2. 09-Josh Stephens, Buckner, MO (2); 3. 94T-Tim Kent, Bristow, OK (5); 4. 8X-Tyler Blank, California, MO (8); 5. 24V-Craig Carroll, Verdigris, OK (3); 6. 12-John Helm, Kearney, MO (4); 7. 20-Steve Thomas, Ludlow, IL (6); 8. 77-Zach Daum, Pocohontas, IL (7)

2nd Heat- 1. 10G-Aric Gentry, Robards, KY (7); 2. 99-Andrew Turley, Sedalia, MO (3); 3. 34-Corey Nelson, Eugene, MO (5); 4. 24T-Kevin Risley, Collinsville, OK (3); 5. 31L-Buddy Lowther, Cincinnati, OH (2); 6. 27X-Danny Thoman, Lexington, MO (6); 7. 35-Clark Robertson, Shelbyville, IL (1)

3rd Heat- 1. 1. 93-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg, MO (3); 2. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (1); 3. 00-P.J. Grimes, Otterville, MO (6); 4. 31-Casey Willis, Sperry, OK (5); 5. 27-Bob Thoman, Higginsville, MO (4); 6. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO (7); 7. 10-Will Register, Sedalia, MO (2)

A-Main-20 laps 1. 77-Daum (1); 2. 10G-Gentry (3); 3. 00-Grimes (2); 4. 93-Walton (9); 5. 94T-Kent (4); 6. 27X-D. Thoman (7); 7. 8-Wingate (6); 8. 34-Nelson (5); 9. 31-Willis (8); 10. 24T-Risley (12); 11. 12-Helm (17); 12. 8X-Blank (20); 13. 27-B. Thoman (16); 14. 09-Stephens (13); 15. 9X-Tribble (14); 16. 31L-Lowther (19); 17. 20-Thomas (10); 18. 99-Turley (11); 19. 10-Register (21); 20. 24V-Carroll (17); 21. 35-Robertson (22); 22. 65-Parkinson (18)

 

 

Christopher Bell Banks $15K with Short Track Nationals Score!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 25, 2014) – After a pair of runner-up finishes in the previous two editions of the event, Christopher Bell broke through for the biggest win of his young career by pocketing the $15,000 winner’s share in the 40-lap finale of I-30 Speedway’s 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

Racing from the fifth starting position, the 19-year-old from Norman, OK, slid past West Memphis shoe A.G. Rains for the lead on a mid-race restart and went on to become the event’s 17th different winner and the first winner from Oklahoma since Wayne Johnson took STN honors in 1997.

“I didn’t think we had a chance, we were bad in hot laps,” Bell commented afterward. “The guys changed everything though and it was money after that, it was great.”

While Bell started the $84,175 feature event inside the third row after topping Friday night’s preliminary feature, Dash winner Brian Brown bolted into the lead from the pole position at the outset with fellow front row starter Rains, Aaron Reutzel, Matt Covington and Bell in tow in the early rounds.

Brown slipped away from the field, opening up nearly a straightaway advantage by the time Bell made his way past Covington for fourth on the tenth circuit. Four laps later, Brown’s advantage was erased when sixth-runner Dalton Davis got upside down in turn three.

Vying to improve upon a career-best STN finish of second in 2006 after winning Thursday’s preliminary, Grain Valley, Missouri’s Brown biked it getting into turn one on the lap 15 restart and promptly fell back to fourth behind Rains, Reutzel and Bell.

Reutzel and Bell raced back and forth for second behind Rains over the next several laps with Bell taking command of the position by the time the caution flew after 19 laps for a turn three spin by Joe Wood, Jr.

On Rains’ tailtank on the restart, Bell wasted no time pouncing on the lead with a slide job in turns one and two to take command aboard Brandon Berryman’s Moss-powered All Pro Auto Reconditioning No. 31b JR-1.

“I got to Rains and he was running up top where I’d been the whole time,” Bell said. “I went low to get by and it felt good.”

Once out front, Bell was virtually unchallenged despite a pair of cautions for turn three spins by Ray Allen Kulhanek after 22 laps and then Tony Bruce, Jr., after 29 laps.

Reutzel battled past Rains for second after the Kulhanek spin and had a shot at Bell on the lap 29 restart but was unable to take advantage, instead left to battle a resurgent Brown for the runner-up position.

The duo traded the position several times before Brown missed the turn four cushion, allowing Reutzel of Clute, TX, to sail on to the $10,000 runner-up payday aboard the Wells-powered BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X.

Brown settled for a third career STN podium finish by bringing the FVP/Casey’s General Stores No. 21 Maxim across the stripe third with Oklahoma City native Wayne Johnson rallying from 12th to claim the fourth position in his No. 77x entry.

Only tenth at the midway point and then eighth on the final restart with 11 laps to go, Memphis-area racer Kevin Swindell marched forward over the final rounds aboard Donnie Cooper’s No. 01 machine to round out the top five.

Washington native Gary Taylor raced from tenth to fifth aboard the John James No. 4J in the initial 18 laps before settling for sixth with South Dakota’s Dusty Zomer climbing from “B” Main action to charge from 19th to seventh in the Buffalo Wild Wings No. 82.

After utilizing the STN Open provisional to start the main event, Posse rep Stevie Smith rallied from 22nd to eighth aboard Shawn Petersen’s No. 4 entry with Rains and Covington completing the top ten.

Taylor and Zomer were among a group of seven drivers to race their way into a first career STN championship feature event along with Jerod Roller (11th), Alex Sewell (13th), A.J. Bruns (15th), Shawn Dancer (18th) and Dalton Davis (20th).

While seven drivers made their first STN championship feature start, at the other end of the spectrum it was past winners Wayne Johnson and Terry Gray (21st) making the cut for the 15th and 16th times, respectively.

With a revised Saturday night format introduced to the capacity crowd, the eight Saturday Night STN Showdowns that awarded double passing points that were added to qualifying night points were won by Morgan Turpen, Howard Moore, Marshall Skinner, Brandon Hanks, Glenn Styres, Johnny Herrera, Tony Bruce, Jr., and Kevin Swindell.

Eric Lutz, Claud Estes and Derek Hagar topped the 10-lap “C” Mains with Bruns, Herrera and Roller victorious in the 12-lap “B” Mains.

None of the STN rookie contenders made the feature cut with California’s Shane Golobic the top finishing rookie with an eighth-place run in “B” Main action to edge Morgan Turpen, who finished ninth in the same “B” Main.

A total of 73 different drivers from 18 states as well as the Canadian province of Ontario competed in the 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires with in excess of $100,000 in purse money doled out over the weekend.

27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires Saturday Results:

Saturday Night STN Showdowns (Double Passing/Finishing Points in Effect; Top 8 in combined points from qualifying night and showdowns to “A” Main positions 7-14, next 24 to 3 “B” Mains with balance to 3 “C” Mains):

STN Showdown #1 (10 Laps): 1. 10m-Morgan Turpen, 2. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 3. X-Charlie Louden, 4. 9jr-Derek Hagar, 5. 4-Stevie Smith, 6. 12w-Dale Wester, 7. 23m-Lance Moss, 8. 43-Matthew Bauldwin.

STN Showdown #2 (10 Laps): 1. 40-Howard Moore, 2. 99h-Jerrod Hull, 3. 00-Dane Lorenc, 4. 1m-Sean McClelland, 5. 19-Klint Angelette, 6. 21bx-Brandon Hinkle, 7. 5-Eric Lutz. DNS: 13-Taylor Tidmore.

STN Showdown #3 (10 Laps): 1. 26-Marshall Skinner, 2. 17T-Channin Tankersley, 3. 16-Anthony Nicholson, 4. 88-Tim Crawley, 5. 23-Seth Bergman, 6. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 7. 14m-Jordon Mallett, 8. 33z-Zach Chappell.

STN Showdown #4 (10 Laps): 1. 3h-Brandon Hanks, 2. 4J-Gary Taylor, 3. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth, 4. 77x-Wayne Johnson, 5. 199-Ryan Bowers, 6. 38-Rick Pringle, 7. 21-Kevin Hinkle. DNS: 52-Blake Hahn.

STN Showdown #5 (10 Laps): 1. 0-Glen Styres, 2. 82z-Dusty Zomer, 3. 8-Alex Sewell, 4. 51b-Joe B. Miller, 5. 7m-Chance Morton, 6. 87b-Jason Barney, 7. 17-Josh Baughman, 8. 15J-Jeremy Middleton.

STN Showdown #6 (10 Laps): 1. 45x-Johnny Herrera, 2. 5r-Jerod Roller, 3. 10g-Terry Gray, 4. 44-A.J. Bruns, 5. 17w-Harli White, 6. 9$-Kyle Clark, 7. 17b-Ryan Bickett.

STN Showdown #7 (10 Laps): 1. 18-Tony Bruce, Jr., 2. 49-Shawn Dancer, 3. 74e-Claud Estes, 4. 10b-Mitch Brown, 5. 03-Joe Wood, Jr., 6. 58-Gary Floyd, 7. 8m-Kade Morton.

STN Showdown #8 (10 Laps): 1. 01-Kevin Swindell, 2. 41-Jason Johnson, 3. 17-Cody Gardner, 4. 93-Dustin Morgan, 5. 14z-Zach Pringle, 6. 91-Shane Golobic. DNS: 28-Jason Keith.

“C” Mains (Top 4 Advance to Corresponding “B” Main):

First “C” Main (10 Laps): 1. 5-Eric Lutz, 2. 51b-Joe B. Miller, 3. 17w-Harli White, 4. 93-Dustin Morgan, 5. 10b-Mitch Brown, 6. 12w-Dale Wester, 7. 19-Klint Angelette, 8. 14m-Jordon Mallett, 9. 33z-Zach Chappell, 10. 21bx-Brandon Hinkle.

Second “C” Main (10 Laps): 1. 74e-Claud Estes, 2. 40-Howard Moore, 3. 16-Anthony Nicholson, 4. 4-Stevie Smith, 5. 23m-Lance Moss, 6. 13-Taylor Tidmore, 7. 43-Matthew Bauldwin, 8. 58-Gary Floyd, 9. 15J-Jeremy Middleton. DNS: 28-Jason Keith.

Third “C” Main (10 Laps): 1. 9jr-Derek Hagar, 2. 7m-Chance Morton, 3. 38-Rick Pringle, 4. 00-Dane Lorenc, 5. 9$-Kyle Clark, 6. 17b-Ryan Bickett, 7. 8m-Kade Morton, 8. 21-Kevin Hinkle. DNS: 52-Blake Hahn.

“B” Mains (Top 2 from each Advance to “A” Main):

First “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 44-A.J. Bruns, 2. 03-Joe Wood, Jr., 3. 17g-Cody Gardner, 4. 41-Jason Johnson, 5. 99h-Jerrod Hull, 6. 93-Dustin Morgan, 7. 23-Seth Bergman, 8. 5-Eric Lutz, 9. 17w-Harli White, 10. 51b-Joe B. Miller, 11. 199-Ryan Bowers, 12. 26-Marshall Skinner.

Second “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 45x-Johnny Herrera, 2. 82z-Dusty Zomer, 3. 0-Glenn Styres, 4. 88-Tim Crawley, 5. 87b-Jason Barney, 6. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 7. 40-Howard Moore, 8. 91-Shane Golobic, 9. 10m-Morgan Turpen, 10. 16-Anthony Nicholson, 11. 74e-Claud Estes, 12. 4-Stevie Smith.

Third “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 5r-Jerod Roller, 2. 3h-Brandon Hanks, 3. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth, 4. 1m-Sean McClelland, 5. 14z-Zach Pringle, 6. 9jr-Derek Hagar, 7. 17-Josh Baughman, 8. X-Charlie Louden, 9. 17T-Channin Tankersley, 10. 00-Dane Lorenc, 11. 7m-Chance Morton, 12. 38-Rick Pringle.

Dash for Cash (Finish Determines Alignment of Front Three Rows of Main Event):

Dash (6 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 21b-Brian Brown (1), 2. 3a-A.G. Rains (2), 3. 87r-Aaron Reutzel (4), 4. 95-Matt Covington (3), 5. 31b-Christopher Bell (5), 6. 12d-Dalton Davis (6).

27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires Championship “A” Feature:

A Feature (40 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 31b-Christopher Bell (5) [$15,000], 2. 87r-Aaron Reutzel (3) [$10,000], 3. 21b-Brian Brown (1) [$7,500], 4. 77x-Wayne Johnson (12) [$5,000], 5. 01-Kevin Swindell (13) [$2,800], 6. 4J-Gary Taylor (10) [$2,750], 7. 82z-Dusty Zomer (19) [$2,725], 8. 4-Stevie Smith (22) [$2,700], 9. 3a-A.G. Rains (2) [$2,675], 10. 95-Matt Covington (4) [$2,650], 11. 5r-Jerod Roller (17) [$2,625], 12. 18-Tony Bruce, Jr. (11) [$2,600], 13. 8-Alex Sewell (8) [$2,575], 14. 03-Joe Wood, Jr. (18) [$2,550], 15. 44-A.J. Bruns (15) [$2,525], 16. 3h-Brandon Hanks (20) [$2,500], 17. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek (9) [$2,500], 18. 49-Shawn Dancer (7) [$2,500], 19. 45x-Johnny Herrera (16) [$2,500], 20. 12d-Dalton Davis (6) [$2,500], 21. 10g-Terry Gray (14) [$2,500], 22. 26-Marshall Skinner (21) [$2,500].

Lap Leaders: Brian Brown 1-14, A.G. Rains 15-19, Christopher Bell 20-40.

Note: Marshall Skinner earned a starting berth via I-30 Speedway track champion provisional and Stevie Smith started the main event via the STN Open Provisional.

 

 

Valvoline Raceway Jamie Veal Makes It Three In A row

Sprintcar Association Of NSW, Track Championship Round 3.

Veal enters the record books

Official release: Sprintcar Association of NSW

October 26, 2014

Victorian Jamie Veal has etched his name in the record books at Valvoline Raceway with a powerful performance to record his third A-Main win in-a-row. Second to the finish line was Darryl Campbell and third was Robbie Farr.

The race had plenty of action from start to finish as Veal and early pace setter, Max Dumesny, traded blows lap after lap.

On lap seven, Max made a move for the lead and was making good headway; however, dense lapped traffic brought Dumesny back to Veal. The two were battling for the lead before Dumesny spun with thirteen laps remaining.

That now opened the door for Troy Little to challenge Veal, however, Veal took off and was never challenged for the remainder of the race. Little, who was running second, spun on turn three on the final lap, bringing out the yellow lights. Unfortunately for Troy, he recorded a seventeenth place finish.

Little’s demise say Campbell and Farr gain, moving into podium results. Rounding out the top five was a strong finishing Marty Perovich and Mr Consistent, Danny Reidy. Kelly Linigen had a strong night, finishing in sixth and James Thompson, Toby Bell Bowen, Sam Walsh and Ben Atkinson rounded out the top ten.

Earlier in the night, Jamie Veal set quick time – the second time from three meetings – with a 12.436 second lap.

Heat race wins went to Little, Alex Orr, Sam Walsh and Campbell.

The C-Main was won by Guy Stanshall and the B-Main was a win for Jeremy Cross.

The two dashes were taken out by Jamie Veal and Max Dumesny.

The race for the Sprintcar Track Championship will now take an intriguing turn as Jamie Veal will be racing interstate at the next SANSW event on November 8, but will return on November 22 for more warfare.

As mentioned, the next event on the SANSW calendar is Saturday, November 8 for the inaugural Sid Hopping Shootout – paying tribute to the man who built Valvoline Raceway. Another big field is expected.

October 25 Notebook

- 50 cars signed in for round three.

- Heat race wins went to Troy Little, Alex Orr, Sam Walsh and Darryl Campbell

- Jamie Veal set quick time with a 12.436 second lap.

- The C-Main was won by Guy Stanshall from Mark Attard and Roddy Bellbowen

- The B-Main was won by Jeremy Cross from Warren Ferguson, Grant Tunks and Garry Rooke

- The Dashes were won by Jamie Veal and Max Dumesny

- Lap leaders in the A-Main; Jamie Veal (1-6, 13-17, 19-30) , Max Dumesny (7-12) & Troy Little (Lap 18).

- Fastest lap in A-Main; Jamie Veal – 13.374 (lap 19)

- A-Main big mover – Ben Atkinson and Grant Tunks – each gained 12 places.

- To date, 32 different drivers have contested an A-Main this season.

Top 10 Sprintcar Track Championship points (after round 3):

Jamie Veal (VIC) – 762

Danny Reidy (NT) – 726

Robbie Farr (NSW) – 716

Ben Atkinson (NT) – 712

Toby Bell Bowen (NSW) – 706

James Thompson (NSW) – 700

Max Dumesny (VIC) – 696

Marty Perovich (NSW) – 694

Matt Dumesny (NSW) – 692

Darryl Campbell – 677

 

TIME TRIALS – 1. Jamie Veal, 35V, 12.436 ; 2. Warren Ferguson, 32N, 12.461; 3. Marty Perovich, 17C, 12.536; 4. Toby Bell Bowen, 7N, 12.543; 5. Jordyn Brazier, 21Q, 12.608; 6. Danny Reidy, 5NQ, 12.617; 7. Max Dumesny, 5V, 12.622; 8. Kelly Linigen, 25N, 12.624; 9. Troy Little, 98N, 12.628; 10. Robbie Farr, 7Q, 12.639; 11. Jimmy Matchett, 88N, 12.653; 12. James Thompson, 22N, 12.653; 13. Jackson Delamont, 48N, 12.677; 14. Sam Walsh, 92N, 12.700; 15. Andrew Wright, 78N, 12.720; 16. Paul Jeffrey, 12N, 12.801; 17. Michael Saller, 56N, 12.823; 18. Max Johnston, 38N, 12.829; 19. Jack Lee, 25V, 12.835; 20. Darryl Campbell, 28N, 12.836; 21. Lachlan Abbott, 16N, 12.867; 22. Matt Dumesny, 57V, 12.867; 23. Alex Orr, 43N, 12.887; 24. Luke Nash, 84V, 12.919; 25. Jeremy Cross, 39N, 12.923; 26. Ben Atkinson, 2N, 12.930; 27. Garry Rooke, 42N, 12.962; 28. Grant Tunks, 54N, 12.975; 29. Trevor Green, 11N, 12.983; 30. Kim Becker, 55N, 13.066; 31. Jason Pryde, 51Q, 13.102; 32. Michael Jordan, 34N, 13.296; 33. Matthew Thomas, 45N, 13.343; 34. Shane Sheedy, 64N, 13.367; 35. Brendan Scorgie, 57C, 13.382; 36. Jeff Lawler, 41N; 13.391. 37. Matt Young, 44N, 13.394; 38. Guy Stanshall, 18N, 13.453; 39. Mark Attard, 52N, 13.465; 40. Mick Matchett, 60N, 13.473; 41. Sean Dyson, 99N, 13.503; 42. Blake Skipper, 24N, 13.635; 43. Daniel Sayre, 3N, 13.673; 44. Gary Hann, 19C, 13.715; 45. Terry Kelly, 37S, 13.984; 46. Brendan Rallings, 65N, 14.586; 47. Luca Cox, 91N, 14.654; 48. Roddy Bell Bowen, 7N, NTT; 49. Seb Johnston, 80N, NTT; 50. Bruce White, 96N, EXC.

HEAT 1: (10 laps) 1. T Little, 2. J Veal, 3. L Nash, 4. P Jeffrey, 5. K Linigen, 6. J Cross, 7. M Saller, 8. B Skipper, 9. G Stanshall, 10. B White, 11. M Thomas, 12. B Rallings, (DNF) T Green. 2:18.125.

HEAT 2: (10 laps) 1. A Orr, 2. M Johnston, 3. R Farr, 4. Max Dumesny, 5. B Atkinson, 6. W Ferguson, 7. B Scorgie, 8. K Becker, 9. A Wright, 10. M Attard, 11. D Sayre, (DNF) S Sheedy. NT.

HEAT 3: (10 laps) 1. S Walsh, 2. J Lee, 3. Matt Dumesny, 4. M Perovich, 5. D Reidy, 6. J Matchett, 7. J Lawler, 8. G Rooke, 9. T Kelly, 10. J Pryde, 11. M Matchett, (DNF) S Johnston. 2:46.930.

HEAT 4: (10 laps) 1. D Campbell, 2. J Thompson, 3. J Delamont, 4. T Bell Bowen, 5. J Brazier, 6. G Tunks, 7. M Young, 8. L Abbott, 9. R Bell Bowen, 10. S Dyson, 11. M Jordan, 12. G Hann, 13. L Cox. 2:19.942.

C MAIN: (10 Laps) 1. G Stanshall, 2. M Attard, 3. R Bell Bowen, 4. S Dyson, 5. B Skipper, 6. B Scorgie, 7. D Sayre, 8. M Matchett, 9. S Johnston, 10. T Kelly, 11. B White, 12. L Cox, (DNF) B Rallings, (DNF) G Hann. NT.

DASH 1: ( 6 Laps ) 1. J Veal, 2. D Campbell, 3. R Farr, 4. K Linigen, 5. D Reidy, (DNF) T Bell Bowen. NT.

DASH 2. ( 6 Laps ) 1. Max Dumesny, 2. M Perovich, 3. J Brazier, 4. T Little, 5. A Orr, (DNS) S Walsh. 1:26.188.

B MAIN: ( 20 laps) 1. J Cross, 2. W Ferguson, 3. G Tunks, 4. G Rooke, 5. J Matchett, 6. T Green. 7. M Saller, 8. M Jordan, 9. M Young, 10. K Becker, 11. J Lawler, 12. J Pryde, 13. S Sheedy, 14. M Attard, 15. G Stanshall, (DNF) M Thomas, (DNF) L Abbott, (DNF) A Wright. NT.

A MAIN: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Jamie Veal (1), 2. Darryl Campbell (3), 3. Robbie Farr (5), 4. Marty Perovich (4), 5. Danny Reidy (9), 6. Kelly Linigen (7), 7. James Thompson (14), 8. Toby Bell Bowen (11), 9. Sam Walsh (12), 10. Ben Atkinson (22), 11. Warren Ferguson (13), 12. Grant Tunks (24), 13. Max Dumesny (2), 14. Jordyn Brazier (6), 15. Matt Dumesny (19), 16. Jackson Delamont (15), 17. Troy Little (8), 18. Garry Rooke (23), 19. Max Johnston (17), 20. Alex Orr (10), 21. Jack Lee, (18), (DNF) Paul Jeffrey (16), (DNF) Jeremy Cross (21), (DNF) Luke Nash (20). NT.

A MAIN LAP LEADERS: Laps 1 - 6 Jamie Veal, Laps 7 – 12 Max Dumesny, Laps 13 – 17 Jamie Veal, Lap 18 Troy Little, Laps 19 – 30 Jamie Veal

FASTEST LAP: Lap 19, Jamie Veal 13.374.

 

 

Atomic Speedway Results

Finale of the Open Wheel Championships October 25, 2014

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-One Hundred and ten of the nation's fastest race cars battled it out for a shot at their respective version of the Open Wheel Championships over the course of the Oct. 23-25th racing weekend. When all was said and done the Inaugural Open Wheel Champion in the Renegade Sprints was Hartford, Ohio's Dale Blaney who brought home the $15,000 winner's share of the $115,000 purse in the 410 sprint main. Robert "Madman" Ballou, Rocklin, California claimed the non-winged portion of the program, while K-C Burdette, Parkersburg, WV brought home the win with a clean-sweep in the modified feature. Both the Non-Wing program and modified program paid $5,000 to win.

It was announced that next year's Open Wheel Championships--the second annual affair-- will be July 31-August 1, 2015. The 2015 version and second annual event will be a two-day format. Track management listened to racers and adjusted the format and the date to make the event more fan/racer friendly. Friday, July 31 will see a full show of Non-Winged Sprints and a full show of Open Wheel Modifieds along with a $5,000 to win Renegades Sprint show. Saturday, August 1 Atomic will host a $20,000 to win Winged 410 Renegade Sprint show along with a full show for modifieds.

Special thanks for the weekend went to Boone and Josh Davis and Tom and Steven Partin from Brushcreek for all the hard work in making the weekend's racing surface fast, smooth, and extremely racy. At one point the non-winged dash went five wide down the back-chute "at speed"--a real tribute to the track prep.

The evening started with a salute to the intended Grand Marshall of the Inaugural Open Wheel Championships, Mr. Bert Emick. Emick was unable to make the trip from Florida, but was interviewed over the phone, expressing his gratitude for the honors. Emick was honored for his life-long contribution to sprint car racing. Emick, along with Jerry Clum, formed the Midwest Outlaw Super Sprints (MOSS) series that eventually morphed into the All-Star Circuit of Champions that Emick led for many years.

Ian Madsen won a gunfight with Rob Chaney in the Charlie McCann Memorial. Chaney had charged to the front early and built up some distance between himself and Madsen in the Renegade 410 non-qualifiers event. Chaney--who transponders indicated was the fastest car on the track--was in a zone of his own, but the complexion of the race soon changed. Chaney was blitzing to victory when the caution waved with just four laps to go. On the restart Madsen pulled a slide job on Chaney, sparking a whirlwind of multiple lead-changes that brought the fans to their feet.

The winner of the McCann race had the option of taking the $2065 paycheck or join the tail of the feature.

"We will tag the tail and see how far up we can get." said Madsen in victory lane. The transplanted Australian now living in the states added, "We didn't come all the way from Iowa just to watch the feature. The Renegades are going a great thing here and I'm really glad to see the fans come out and support what they are doing."

Madsen would have had to have advanced to 8th to better his McCann payday, but never-the-less made a gallant run from the back to 14th.

Next up were three feature-like 8-lap dashes that added to the drama of an intense, fun-filled racing evening. Each dash alone paid $1,000 compliments of Ervco Sanitation.

In the Renegade Sprint 410 Sprint main former track Champion Jimmy Stinson and traveling outlaw Danny "The Dude" Lasoski set the pace for the 40 lap event. Even with one caution flag for Cole Duncan, who appeared to lose an engine, the entire 40 laps was completed in just 13 and a half minutes.

Close racing action and hard-core passing took place throughout the pack with Lasoski taking the early lead over Stinson, who started on the point as a result of his dash win. At the drop of the green, cars went four wide with Chad Kemenah and Blaney pulling up beside the front row starters.

Lasoski took a commanding lead eventually, while much of the attention centered on the various battles for position. Lasoski, Stinson, Kemenah, and Blaney filed into line, but Blaney took to the bottom and blasted past Stinson and Kemenah in one swift stride.

Fifth place starter and former National Moto-Cross Champion Nathan Skaggs proved he was for real, when he also dove low where he engaged in a torrid battle with Kemenah. Blaney began to run Lasoski down and on lap 15 took over the top spot. Lasoski came back at him, searching for a cross-over pass but Blaney prevailed. Skaggs moved into a solid third and duked it out with Lasoski for much of the mid-portions of the race.

Blaney, meanwhile, mastered traffic, but after a time became stonewalled, allowing Lasoski to climb back into the hunt. Lasoski cut the deficit dramatically with a run to the high side, but with four laps to go he scrubbed off some speed on the bottom of the track and never regained momentum

Greg Wilson, Skaggs, Stinson, and Tyler Courtney traded positions nearly every lap with Kemenah getting shuffled to the backside of that pack and Wilson blitzing for a last lap pass of Skaggs for third.

The Blaney-Kennedy-Fisher team has won a third of the races they have run this year, winning their 21st feature of the year.

"You know when they first scheduled this race last year-- George Fisher loves this place and I do too-- When we saw that this race was gonna be run here, we set two goals," said Blaney. "We wanted to win the All-Star Championship and this particular race. We are clickin’ pretty good right now and it has been a great year for us."

"We changed our line when Dale got us," said second place Lasoski. "And it worked pretty well, but right now Dale is running strong. Once he got by he was hard to catch. They (Blaney and his team) work hard and they have had a great season."

"The race track was awesome both tonight and last night," said an enthusiastic third place finisher Greg Wilson. "This is what Atomic Speedway is known for. The track crew got it right tonight. We had a good race car, but we just got beat by two of the toughest son of a guns that ever drove sprint cars."

Wilson added, "Thank you fans. If it wasn't for you we wouldn't be here."

Rounding out the top ten were Dale Blaney, Danny Lasoski, Greg Wilson, Nathan Skaggs, Jimmy Stinson, Tyler Courtney, Chad Kemenah, Danny Smith, Randy Hannagan, and Brady Bacon. Madsen was the hard charger in a 26th to 14th place run.

Also honored in victory lane was 2014 track champion Danny Smith. "First we gotta thank Brad and everyone getting this place going again," said Danny Smith. "It has always been one of my favorite places. I appreciate the work the crew put in to get this track back open. I am just gonna continue to have fun and I'm looking forward to next year."

The Modified main was a real hum-dinger with plenty of passing all the way through the pack. Mike Kinney jumped into the early lead with a good start over K-C Burdette. Kinney pulled the field by about four car lengths.

K-C Burdette just didn't seem to have the zap that he had when he set fast time and won the dash. Burdette later explained he went with a harder tire and once it kicked-in Burdette went on a tear. Burdette and Kinney raced the next ten laps nose-to-tail. Joel Watson, Kenny Johnson, and Jackie Boggs battled for position--sometimes three-wide-- with Boggs consistently throwing sparks high against the turn four wall.

On lap 16 Burdette zoomed past Kinney for the lead. Two laps later Fireball Pinkerton--the 2014 Atomic Champion-- suffered mechanical woes and brought out a caution. On the restart Boggs blasted by Watson and a lap later Boggs made Kinney his victim. After that pass several cars came together on the front chute, shuffling Kinney out of the top five.

Anthony Kincade, Matt Westfall, and Kenny Johnson raced door-to-door for much of the race with Johnson anchoring fifth spot with an uncharacteristic low-riding run. Kincade and Westfall made a strong late-race run, as did Mike Long who jaunted from 14th to 9th.

Burdette's Mullin Motors/ Lightning Chassis mixed with a gaggle of lapped cars that eventually halted his run. Boggs chased Burdette down the last two laps and came within a car length of pulling off the win in an exciting finish.

Rounding out the top ten were K-C Burdette in his tenth win of the year, Jackie Boggs, Joel Watson, Anthony Kincade, Kenny Johnson, Tim Tribby, Mike Kenney, Mike Long, and Kyle Brown. Jeff Votaw was the hard charger in a 19th to 11th place run. Kyle Brown raced from 15th to 10th. Tim Tribby bolted from 15th to 7th. Burdette won the fast time award of $500, the $1,000 dash, and the $5,000 feature to make for a great weekend.

"Man this is awesome," said Burdette. "I have to thank Todd Frye and Hoosier Ohio Valley. We had a harder tire on than anyone else and it took a little longer to fire up. Once it did it really ran like it was on a rail. Jim Fordyce came to me early in the year and asked me to drive this car. I am thankful for this opportunity."

"I thought I could get him there, but bam there he was on the top," said Jackie Boggs. "So I saw him (Burdette) go low and thought I would try it high again. We gave it everything we had, but ran out of time."

In the non-winged Sprint Open Wheel Championship Brady Short and Bryan Clauson paced the field to the starting line with Short jumping out to the early lead. Short and Clauson dueled early, then on lap six, fourth-place starter Ballou fired the coals and blitzed into third place, ahead of Dave Darland. Clauson began a spiral backward as Tyler Courtney, Sheldon Haudenschild, and Todd Kane made great strides to the front.

While the top three cars pulled away, the next six positions often went three-and-four cars wide in up-close and personal action. Ballou took second from Darland, then a couple laps later chased down Short to take the lead on lap 20.

The only caution of the night was for a flat tire on Kody Swanson's mount on lap 22. In the ensuing laps, major battles continued all around the track while Todd Kane reeled in Ballou in traffic. Kane went nose-to-tail with Ballou for five laps before Ballou shed himself of lapped cars, moved back to the top, and pulled off the win by five car lengths.

Chris Gurley was on a tear from deep in the field to take third, while Matt Westfall won a race-long battle with Haudenschild for a top five.

"We weren't very good the last couple weeks, but I thought on the way over here I had an idea and we made it work," said Ballou. "We took the car over to my house and worked on it for the last couple weeks. It needed a little care, so we gave it a tetanus shot and made it work."

"I gotta thank my guys," said Todd Kane. "The car was good and the track was good. I just ran out of car, maybe used it up a little too early, but Robert had a great car and worked it well up on the high side."

Rounding out the top ten were Robert Ballou, Todd Kane, Chris Gurley, Matt Westfall, Sheldon Haudenschild, Kody Swanson, Chad Wilson, Dallas Hewitt, Tyler Courtney, and Brady Short.

The hard-charger of the non-winged show was Chris Gurley in a 16th to 3rd place run. Kody Swanson went to the tail on the 22nd lap and came from 21st to sixth after having to change a left-rear tire.

Atomic will run the Dan Reno Memorial next weekend November 1.

For more information please call 740-703-9749 or 740-663-4141 or visit the Atomic Speedway website at <<< www.atomicspeedway.net >>> Atomic is located 12 miles South of Chillicothe, Ohio off SR 23, two miles out Blain Highway between Chillicothe, Ohio and Waverly, Ohio at Alma.

Upcoming Events:

November 1- Topless Weekend! Yes, the drivers will take off their roofs in a tribute to old-style racing in the Dan Reno Memorial. DAN RENO MEMORIAL WEEKEND, Saturday, Nov. 1 $2,222 TO WIN for Modifieds, plus Late Models, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

THE SUMMARY: October 25, 2014 Open Wheel Championships at Atomic Speedway

Renegade Sprints 410's

Winged Sprints

Fast Time: Danny Smith 12:380

Heat One-Sheldon Haudenschild, Jac Haudenschild, Danny Smith, Travis Philo, Kody Swanson,Taylor Ferns, David Smith, Caleb Armstrong, Nate Reeser

Heat Two-Greg Wilson, Nathan Skaggs, Ronnie Blair, Kevin Thomas, Rick Fraley, Mark Imler, Andrew Palker, Brandon Wimmer, Aaron Higgins

Heat Three-Brady Bacon, Chad Kemenah, Jimmy Stinson, Adam Strausser, D.J. Foos, Jimmy Nier, Josh Davis, Nick Roberts, Randy Fink

Heat Four-Danny Lasoski, Bryan Nuckles,Tyler Courtney, Ryan Myers, Mitchel Harble, Ryan Broughton, Caleb Helms, Brandy Bower, Kevin Roberts

Heat Five-Dale Blaney, Todd Kane, Kory Crabtree, Danny Holtgraver, Dean Jacobs, Jesse McCreary, Mike Terry, Jr., Ian Madsen, Dean Kester

Heat Six- Tim Schaffer, Randy Hannigan, Cole Duncan, Bill Balog, Curtis Evans, Rob Chaney, Brandon Conkle, Mark Coleman

C-main:Brandy Bower, Brandon Wimmer, Josh Davis, Caleb Helms, David Smith, Ian Madsen, Aaron Higgins, Kevin Roberts, Nate Reeser, Nick Roberts, Caleb Armstrong, Mike Terry, Jr., Andrew Palker, Mark Coleman, Randy Fink, Brandon Conkle, Dean Kester

B-Main : Bill Balog, Kody Swanson, Ryan Myers, Danny Holtgraver, Travis Philo, Ryan Broughton, Caleb Helms, Curtis Evans, Rob Chaney, Mitchel Harble, Kevin Thomas, David Smith, Josh Davis, Mark Imler, Brandy Bower, Rick Fraley, Adam Strausser, Brandon Wimmer, D.J. Foos, Dean Jacobs, Taylor Ferns, Jesse McCreary, Jim Nier (DNS)

Fast Car Dash-Jimmy Stinson, Danny Lasoski, Chad Kemenah, Dale Blaney, Nathan Skaggs, Greg Wilson,Tyler Courtney, Cole Duncan, Danny Smith, Brady Bacon

Charlie McCann Memorial-Rob Chaney, Ian MAdsen, Caleb Helms, David Smith, Taylor Ferns, Andrew Palker, Brandy Bower, Rick Fraley, Nate Reeser, Mari Coleman, Randy Fink, Brandon Conkle, Curtis Evans, Dean Jacobs, Nick Roberts, Adam Strausser, Josh Davis, Mitchel Harble, Kevin Roberts

40-Lap Open Wheel Championship Feature-

Dale Blaney, Danny Lasoski, Greg Wilson,Nathan Skaggs, Jimmy Stinson, Tyler Courtney, Chad Kemenah, Danny Smith, Randy Hannagan, Brady Bacon, Todd Kane, Kory Crabtree, Kody Swanson, Ian Madsen, Bill Balog, Jac Haudenschild, Sheldon Haudenschild, Ron Blair, Danny Holtgraver, Ryan Broughton, Travis Philo, Ryan Myers, Mark Imler, Tim Shaffer, Cole Duncan, Bryan Nuckles

Non-Winged Sprints

Fast Car Dash-Brady Short, Bryan Clauson, Dave Darland,Robert Ballou, Kody Swanson, Tyler Courtney, Matt Westfall, Sheldon Haudenschild, Kory Crabtree, Brady Bacon, Josh Davis

40-Lap Open Wheel Championship Feature-Robert Ballou, Todd Kane, Chris Gurley, Matt Westfall, Sheldon Haudenschild, Kody Swanson, Chad Wilson, Dallas Hewitt, Tyler Courtney, Brady Short, Kory Crabtree, Dave Darland, Bryan Clauson, Dustin Hammond, Aaron Fry, Kevin Roberts, Randy Fink, Dave Disinger, Brady Bacon, Josh Davis, Nick Roberts.

ADVANCE SERVICES H & C AMRA MODIFIEDS

Fast Car Dash-K-C Burdette, Mike Kinney, Anthony Kincade, Steve Clemmons, Joel Watson, Jess Hartman, Kenny Johnson, Jackie Boggs, Brian Whiteman, Dave Jamison

B-Main- Dave Fireball Pinkerton, Jim Szekacs,Jeff Votaw, Bob Crace, Jr., Steve Stover, Harrison Hall, Rick Neace, Denny Szekacs, Eric Arledge, Rick Shutts, Zach Ackley, Trevor Chaney

40-Lap Open Wheel Championship Feature-K-C Burdette, Jackie Boggs, Joel Watson, Anthony Kincade, Kenny Johnson, Tim Tribby, Mike Kenney, Mike Long, Kyle Brown, Jeff Votaw, Jimmy Lennox, Brian Whiteman, Jim Szekacs, Jess Hartman, Dave Jameson, Steve Stover, Bob Crace, Jr., Rick Shutts, Andy Bond, David Pinkerton, Steve Clemmons

 

 

Bell Bags Friday STN Prelim Triumph!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 24, 2014) – Christopher Bell had been close to victory at I-30 Speedway before, only to come up one position short.

The 19-year-old from Norman, OK, changed that on Friday night by topping the fast and furious, non-stop 25-lap feature that put the wraps on the second night of qualifying at the track’s 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

Although he started from the pole position in Brandon Berryman’s All Pro Auto Reconditioning No. 31b JR1 chassis, his 23rd overall victory of 2014 didn’t come without a race-long battle with fellow Sooner State shoe Matt Covington, who paced the initial 16 laps.

“I had to work for that one,” Bell said in victory lane. “Matt drove a really good race, I was finally able to get a good run off of two to get him.”

With the triumph, Bell locked himself into his third consecutive $15,000-to-win STN finale after earning runner-up honors over each of the past two years. “We’ve been close here the last two years, this is a great track and it feels good to finally be in victory lane here.”

Covington settled for runner-up honors in the T&L Foundry No. 95 Triple-X to secure a position in his second career STN finale and first since 2011, while West Memphis shoe A.G. Rains landed a berth in his seventh career STN main event with a career-best third-place STN preliminary finish aboard the ACME Racing No. 3.

With Bell and Glenpool’s Covington earning the front row for the main event, Covington gunned into the lead at the outset. While Covington working the lower half of the track for the most part, Bell moved in on the topside and began pressuring the Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals champion for the point after a handful of laps.

Dicing through traffic, Bell slipped by Covington in turn two on the ninth round only to have Covington battle back in front through turns three and four to retain command.

Bell kept the pressure on through traffic and finally made what proved to be the race-winning move coming off turn two on the 17th circuit.

The race was far from over though, as Covington kept Bell within striking distance and closed back to within a pair of car-lengths as the white flag flew. Bell was steady on the final round, moving to the low side of turns three and four to preserve his third ASCS National Tour victory of the season by less than two car-lengths at the line.

With Covington settling for runner-up honors, Rains battled past 1997 STN champ Wayne Johnson for third just past the midway point and held the position to the end. Johnson was fourth with fellow Oklahoma City racer Joe Wood, Jr., rounding out the top five.

Terry Gray, the seventh STN king in 1997, was sixth with Washington native Gary Taylor racing from 14th to seventh. Liberal, KS, native Tony Bruce, Jr., a back-to-back STN winner in 2008 and 2009, rebounded from heat race issues to advance from 12th to eighth with Tulsa-area racer Blake Hahn and Memphis-area shoe Jerod Roller completing the top ten.

Illini rep A.J. Bruns was the top-finishing STN rookie contender with a 13th-place run, besting Dale Wester in 19th after Thursday’s top rookie finishers were Morgan Turpen (14th) and Ryan Bowers (17th).

Wood, Jr., Jason Johnson, Glenn Styres, Bell and Rains topped heat race action for Friday night’s 37-car field with Bruce, Jr., Charlie Louden, Marshall Skinner and Bruns winning the qualifying races.

Johnny Herrera and Styres topped the 12-lap “B” Mains.

Howard Moore returned to action after sailing off the top of turn two early in the night’s third heat race.

The final lap of the night’s first “B” Main got ugly when North Carolina’s Eric Riggins, Jr., drove through Harli White in the final pair of corners in the battle for the final transfer position. Both drivers escaped injury after flipping wildly with Dale Wester the beneficiary by inheriting the position.

The 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by COMP Cams concludes with Saturday’s racing action that includes eight Saturday Night STN Showdowns along with three “C” Mains, three “B” Mains, the Dash and $15,000-to-win, $2,500-to-start STN championship finale. Action gets under way at 7:30 p.m.

27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires Friday Night Results:

Heat Races:

First Heat (10 Laps): 1. 03-Joe Wood, Jr., 2. 10g-Terry Gray, 3. 38-Rick Pringle, 4. 4J-Gary Taylor, 5. 44-A.J. Bruns, 6. 33z-Zach Pringle, 7. 16-Anthony Nicholson, 8. 21bx-Brandon Hinkle.

Second Heat (10 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson, 2. 5r-Jerod Roller, 3. 45x-Johnny Herrera, 4. 82-Dusty Zomer, 5. 28-Jason Keith, 6. 75-Broc Elliott, 7. 00-Dane Lorenc, 8. 9jr-Derek Hagar.

Third Heat (10 Laps): 1. 0-Glenn Styres, 2. 47-Eric Riggins, Jr., 3. 17w-Harli White, 4. 8m-Kade Morton, 5. 18-Tony Bruce, Jr., 6. 40-Howard Moore. DNS: 14m-Jordon Mallett.

Fourth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 31b-Christopher Bell, 2. 77x-Wayne Johnson, 3. 52-Blake Hahn, 4. 51b-Joe B. Miller, 5. X-Charlie Louden, 6. 58-Gary Floyd, 7. 12w-Dale Wester.

Fifth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 3a-A.G. Rains, 2. 95-Matt Covington, 3. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 4. 26-Marshall Skinner, 5. 91-Shane Golobic, 6. 17b-Ryan Bickett, 7. 31g-Johnny Gardner.

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

First Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 18-Tony Bruce, Jr., 2. 52-Blake Hahn, 3. 5r-Jerod Roller, 4. 82z-Dusty Zomer, 5. 45x-Johnny Herrera, 6. 33z-Zach Chappell, 7. 41-Jason Johnson, 8. 16-Anthony Nicholson, 9. 58-Gary Floyd. DNS: 14m-Jordon Mallett.

Second Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. X-Charlie Louden, 2. 4J-Gary Taylor, 3. 31b-Christopher Bell, 4. 03-Joe Wood, Jr., 5. 38-Rick Pringle, 6. 51b-Joe B. Miller, 7. 12w-Dale Wester, 8. 28-Jason Keith, 9. 75-Broc Elliott.

Third Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 26-Marshall Skinner, 2. 91-Shane Golobic, 3. 10g-Terry Gray, 4. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 5. 0-Glenn Styres, 6. 47-Eric Riggins, Jr., 7. 40-Howard Moore, 8. 9jr-Derek Hagar, 9. 00-Dane Lorenc.

Fourth Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 44-A.J. Bruns, 2. 95-Matt Covington, 3. 3a-A.G. Rains, 4. 77x-Wayne Johnson, 5. 17b-Ryan Bickett, 6. 8m-Kade Morton, 7. 17w-Harli White, 8. 21bx-Brandon Hinkle. DNS: 31g-Johnny Gardner.

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

First “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 45x-Johnny Herrera, 2. 91-Shane Golobic, 3. 12w-Dale Wester, 4. 38-Rick Pringle, 5. 58-Gary Floyd, 6. 17w-Harli White, 7. 47-Eric Riggins, Jr., 8. 75-Broc Elliott, 9. 17b-Ryan Bickett, 10. 28-Jason Keith. DNS: 31g-Johnny Gardner, 14m-Jordon Mallett.

Second “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 0-Glenn Styres, 2. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 3. 41-Jason Johnson, 4. 51b-Joe B. Miller, 5. 33z-Zach Chappell, 6. 9jr-Derek Hagar, 7. 40-Howard Moore, 8. 00-Dane Lorenc, 9. 16-Anthony Nicholson, 10. 21bx-Brandon Hinkle, 11. 8m-Kade Morton.

“A” Feature – Top 3 Finishers Locked into Saturday night’s $15,000 to win STN Finale.

A Feature (25 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 31b-Christopher Bell (1), 2. 95-Matt Covington (2), 3. 3a-A.G. Rains (3), 4. 77x-Wayne Johnson (4), 5. 03-Joe Wood, Jr. (5), 6. 10g-Terry Gray (6), 7. 4J-Gary Taylor (14), 8. 18-Tony Bruce, Jr. (12), 9. 52-Blake Hahn (9), 10. 5r-Jerod Roller (11), 11. 82z-Dusty Zomer (10), 12. 45x-Johnny Herrera (15), 13. 44-A.J. Bruns (8), 14. 91-Shane Golobic (17), 15. 41-Jason Johnson (20), 16. X-Charlie Louden (13), 17. 0-Glenn Styres (16), 18. 14k-Kyle Bellm (18), 19. 12w-Dale Wester (19), 20. 26-Marshall Skinner (7).

Lap Leaders: Matt Covington 1-16, Christopher Bell 17-25.

 

 

Race Fans Come on out for great racing Saturday Night!

Atomic Speedway

Night Two of the Open Wheel Championships Friday, October 24, 2014

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-Fifty-three of the nation's fastest sprint cars assembled for night two of the Open Wheel Championships at Atomic Speedway where the stage was set for Saturday night's A-main finale for the Renegade Sprints. Six qualifying heats, a C-main, and a B-main whittled the field down to the 26-car starting grid. Saturday's finale pays $15,000 to win and $1,000 to start.

Callies Performance Products posted $500 for the Renegade Sprints Fast Time set by Danny Smith, Chillicothe, Ohio with a 12:380 time.

Also Saturday, the $5,000 to win Non-winged sprint main will be on the race card and the $5,000 to win Modified main plus 8-lap $1,000 to win Dashes in all three divisions will be run.

One of the main attractions will be the Charlie McCann Memorial for the winged sprints in honor of long-time racer and car owner McCann of Piketon. The event will pay $2,065 with the #65 in the pay-off in honor of McCann's car number.

Six wildly exciting heat races set the stage for two heated last chance races.

The B-Main was won by Bill Balog over Kody Swanson, Ryan Myers, Danny Holtgraver, Travis Philo, and Ryan Broughton. Broughton charged from 22nd to 6th to earn a starting position in the A-main. D. J. Foos and Brandon Wimmer were both solidly in an A-main transfer with three laps to go. Foos had one of the fastest cars on the track but drove it in a little too hard and rode over the wheel of Wimmer. Foos went airborne then backed it into the wall and flipped, while Wimmer careened off the inside guard rail putting both cars out of the race. Wimmer had been a flip victim in his heat while also in a transfer position.

Nate Reeser was another flip victim, but was able to continue.

Brandy Bower won the C-main over former outlaw racer Brandon Wimmer, Josh Davis, Caleb Helms, and David Smith who transferred to the B-main event.

In the Modified B-Main Rick Venham conceded his provisional for the feature, making for an interesting game of leap-frog to see who would get a pass into the $500 to start A-main. Northern Ohio barnstormer Jim Szekacs led all but the last two laps of the event, which saw Dave Fireball Pinkerton, the 2014 Atomic Champion, blitz by for the big win. Jeff Votaw charged off the tail for a transfer spot along with Bob Crace, Jr. who held off the charges of the rest of the field to transfer to the A-main event. Rick Shutts took the Atomic Speedway provisional and Steve Stover claimed the AMRA provisional.

Hot Laps are 5 p.m. for Saturday night' finale.

For more information please call 740-703-9749 or 740-663-4141 or visit the Atomic Speedway website at <<< www.atomicspeedway.net >>> Atomic is located 12 miles South of Chillicothe, Ohio off SR 23, two miles out Blain Highway between Chillicothe, Ohio and Waverly, Ohio at Alma.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 25TH

General Admission - $35

Kids Admission - $5

Pit Admission - $45

Kids Pit Admission - $20

Schedule of Events

- Starting at 5:00pm

Hot Laps

20 Lap $2,065 to Win Charlie McCann Memorial

8 Lap $1,000 to win Modified/NW Sprint/Sprint Car Dashes

40 Lap $5,000 to win Modified A-Main

40 Lap $15,000 to win Sprint Car A-Main

40 Lap $5,000 to win NW Sprint A-Main

THE SUMMARY:

Renegade Sprints 410's

Winged Sprints

Fast Time: Danny Smith 12:380

Heat One-Sheldon Haudenschild, Jac Haudenschild, Danny Smith, Travis Philo, Kody Swanson,Taylor Ferns, David Smith, Caleb Armstrong, Nate Reeser

Heat Two-Greg Wilson, Nathan Skaggs, Ronnie Blair, Kevin Thomas, Rick Fraley, Mark Imler, Andrew Palker, Brandon Wimmer, Aaron Higgins

Heat Three-Brady Bacon, Chad Kemenah, Jimmy Stinson, Adam Strausser, D.J. Foos, Jimmy Nier, Josh Davis, Nick Roberts, Randy Fink

Heat Four-Danny Lasoski, Bryan Nuckles,Tyler Courtney, Ryan Myers, Mitchel Harble, Ryan Broughton, Caleb Helms, Brandy Bower, Kevin Roberts

Heat Five-Dale Blaney, Todd Kane, Kory Crabtree, Danny Holtgraver, Dean Jacobs, Jesse McCreary, Mike Terry, Jr., Ian Madsen, Dean Kester

Heat Six- Tim Schaffer, Randy Hannigan, Cole Duncan, Bill Balog, Curtis Evans, Rob Chaney, Brandon Conkle, Mark Coleman

C-main:Brandy Bower, Brandon Wimmer, Josh Davis, Caleb Helms, David Smith, Ian Madsen, Aaron Higgins, Kevin Roberts, Nate Reeser, Nick Roberts, Caleb Armstrong, Mike Terry, Jr., Andrew Palker, Mark Coleman, Randy Fink, Brandon Conkle, Dean Kester

B-Main : Bill Balog, Kody Swanson, Ryan Myers, Danny Holtgraver, Travis Philo, Ryan Broughton, Caleb Helms, Curtis Evans, Rob Chaney, Mitchel Harble, Kevin Thomas, David Smith, Josh Davis, Mark Imler, Brandy Bower, Rick Fraley, Adam Strausser, Brandon Wimmer, D.J. Foos, Dean Jacobs, Taylor Ferns, Jesse McCreary, Jim Nier (DNS)

ADVANCE SERVICES H & C AMRA MODIFIEDS

B-Main- Dave Fireball Pinkerton, Jim Szekacs,Jeff Votaw, Bob Crace, Jr., Steve Stover, Harrison Hall, Rick Neace, Denny Szekacs, Eric Arledge, Rick Shutts, Zach Ackley, Trevor Chaney

 

 

Smith Sets Quick Time to Kick Off Renegade Sprints Open Wheel Championships

Inside Line Promotions - CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (Oct. 24, 2014) - Night 1 of the Open Wheel Championships at Atomic Speedway was a rousing success for the Renegade Sprints.

Danny Smith led 53 drivers in qualifying on Friday at the high-banked track, which hosts the $1,000-to-win dash and the $15,000-to-win main event on Saturday.

"It was a great way to kick off this event," Renegade Sprints President Shane Helms said. "We had exciting racing all night and Saturday's dash and main event are set up to be excellent. I think we will see side-by-side racing throughout the night."

Smith, who received a $500 bonus for setting quick time during qualifying, advanced through his heat race along with fast qualifiers Greg Wilson, Chad Kemenah, Danny Lasoski, Dale Blaney, Cole Duncan, Nathan Skaggs, Brady Bacon, Tyler Courtney and Jimmy Stinson.

Those 10 drivers made it into the dash on Saturday by virtue of their qualifying times and finishing in the top three of a heat race. The results of the dash, which pays $1,000 to the winner and at least $100 to all starters, will determine the first five rows of the $15,000-to-win feature.

On Friday, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wilson, Bacon, Lasoski, Blaney and Tim Shaffer each won a heat race. Brandy Bower claimed the C Main and Bill Balog was victorious in the B Main.

Additionally, the top 20 drivers who didn't advance into Saturday's main event through heat race, C Main and B Main action on Friday will be eligible to compete in the $2,065-to-win Charlie McCann Memorial. That will be the first race on Saturday's schedule.

Saturday's hot laps are scheduled to begin at approximately 5 p.m.

ATOMIC SPEEDWAY RESULTS (Oct. 24, 2014) -

Time Trials: 1. 4-Danny Smith 12.380; 2. 20w-Greg Wilson 12.448; 3. 10h-Chad Kemenah 12.590; 4. 2l-Danny Lasoski 12.705; 5. 14k-Dale Blaney 12.706; 6. 49-Cole Duncan 12.726; 7. 63-Kody Swanson 12.750; 8. 2s-Nathan Skaggs 12.815; 9. 99b-Brady Bacon 12.835; 10. 4t-Tyler Courtney 12.865; 11. 18-Ian Madsen 12.885; 12. 17b-Bill Balog 12.929; 13. 5t-Travis Philo 12.967; 14. 24h-Brandon Wimmer 12.970; 15. 84-Jimmy Stinson 12.985; 16. 59-Bryan Nuckles 12.989; 17. 59-Danny Holtgraver 13.050; 18. 45-Tim Shaffer 13.053; 19. 97-Sheldon Haudenschild 13.078; 20. 35r-Ron Blair 13.087; 21. 5-Adam Strausser 13.110; 22. 56r-Ryan Myers 13.150; 23. 78-Todd Kane 13.155; 24. 11h-Randy Hannagan 13.161; 25. 6-Jac Haudenschild 13.174; 26. 3f-Rick Fraley 13.187; 27. 00-Jim Nier 13.325; 28. 06-Brandy Bower 13.327; 29. 9-Dean Jacobs 13.330; 30. 1p-Curtis Evans 13.350; 31. 8-David Smith 13.365; 32. A97-Aaron Higgins 13.373; 33. 99d-Josh Davis 13.374; 34. 40-Caleb Helms 13.420; 35. 9j-Jesse McCreary 13.423; 36. 9x-Rob Chaney 13.427; 37. 55f-Taylor Ferns 13.432; 38. 9k-Kevin Thomas Jr. 13.444; 39. 21-DJ Foos 13.455; 40. 15h-Mitch Harble 13.477; 41. 60-Kory Crabtree 13.493; 42. 37-Mark Coleman 13.498; 43. 83x-Nate Reeser 13.510; 44. 57x-Andrew Palker 13.539; 45. 41-Randy Fink 14.539; 46. 22r-Kevin Roberts 13.638; 47. 85-Mike Terry Jr. 13.666; 48. 08-Brandon Conkel 13.694; 49. 7c-Caleb Armstrong 13.706; 50. 40-Mark Imler 13.728; 51. 12-Nick Roberts 13.878; 52. 22b-Ryan Broughton 13.923; 53. 3fx-Dean Kester 14.070.

Heat 1 (Top 3 to feature): 1. 97-Sheldon Haudenschild (1); 2. 6-Jac Haudenschild (5); 3. 4-Danny Smith (4); 4. 5t-Travis Philo (2); 5. 63-Kody Swanson (3); 6. 55f-Taylor Ferns (7); 7. 8-David Smith (6); 8. 7c-Caleb Armstrong (9); 9. 83x-Nate Reeser (8).

Heat 2 (Top 3 to feature): 1. 20w-Greg Wilson (4); 2. 2s-Nathan Skaggs (3); 3. 35r-Ron Blair (1); 4. 9k-Kevin Thomas Jr. (7); 5. 3f-Rick Fraley (5); 6. 40-Mark Imler (9); 7. 24h-Brandon Wimmer (2); 8. 57x-Andrew Palker (8); 9. A97-Aaron Higgins (6).

Heat 3 (Top 3 to feature): 1. 99b-Brady Bacon (3); 2. 10h-Chad Kemenah (3); 3. 84-Jimmy Stinson (2); 4. 5-Adam Strausser (1); 5. 21-DJ Foos (7); 6. 00-Jim Nier (5); 7. 99d-Josh Davis (6); 8. 12-Nick Roberts (9); 9. 41-Randy Fink (8).

Heat 4 (Top 3 to feature): 1. 2l-Danny Lasoski (4); 2. 59-Bryan Nuckles (2); 3. 4t-Tyler Courtney (3); 4. 56r-Ryan Myers (1); 5. 15h-Mitch Harble (7); 6. 40-Caleb Helms (6); 7. 06-Brandy Bower (5); 8. 22b-Ryan Broughton (9); 9. 22r-Kevin Roberts (8).

Heat 5 (Top 3 to feature): 1. 14k-Dale Blaney (4); 2. 78-Todd Kane (1); 3. 60-Kory Crabtree (7); 4. 59-Danny Holtgraver (2); 5. 9-Dean Jacobs (5); 6. 9j-Jesse McCreary (6); 7. 18-Ian Madsen (3); 8. 3fx-Dean Kester (9); 9. 85-Mike Terry Jr. (8).

Heat 6 (Top 3 to feature): 1. 45-Tim Shaffer (2); 2. 11h-Randy Hannagan (1); 3. 49-Cole Duncan (4); 4. 17b-Bill Balog (3); 5. 1p-Curtis Evans (5); 6. 9x-Rob Chaney (6); 7. 08-Brandon Conkel (8); 8. 37-Mark Coleman (7).

C Main (Top 4 transfer to B Main): 1. 06-Brandy Bower (3); 2. 24h-Brandon Wimmer (2); 3. 99d-Josh Davis (6); 4. 40-Caleb Helms (7); 5. 8-David Smith (4); 6. 18-Ian Madsen (1); 7. A97-Aaron Higgins (5); 8. 22r-Kevin Roberts (12); 9. 83x-Nate Reeser (9); 10. 12-Nick Roberts (16); 11. 7c-Caleb Armstrong (15); 12. 85-Mike Terry Jr. (13); 13. 57x-Andrew Palker (10); 14. 37-Mark Coleman (8); 15. 41-Randy Fink (11); 16. 08-Brandon Conkel (14); 17. 3fx-Dean Kester (17).

B Main (Top 6 transfer to feature): 1. 17b-Bill Balog (2); 2. 63-Kody Swanson (1); 3. 56r-Ryan Myers (7); 4. 59-Danny Holtgraver (5); 5. 5t-Travis Philo (3); 6. 22b-Ryan Broughton (22); 7. 40-Caleb Helms (14); 8. 1p-Curtis Evans (12); 9. 9x-Rob Chaney (16); 10. 15h-Mitch Harble (20); 11. 9k-Kevin Thomas Jr. (18); 12. 00-Jim Nier (9); 13. 99d-Josh Davis (13); 14. 40-Mark Imler (21); 15. 06-Brandy Bower (10); 16. 3f-Rick Fraley (8); 17. 5-Adam Strausser (6); 18. 24h-Brandon Wimmer (4); 19. 21-DJ Foos (19); 20. 9-Dean Jacobs (11); 21. 55f-Taylor Ferns (17); 22. 9j-Jesse McCreary (15).

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Brown by Inches in Thursday STN Prelim!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 23, 2014) – It came down to a matter of inches, as Brian Brown rallied from 14th to nip Aaron Reutzel at the line in Thursday night’s 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires 25-lap preliminary feature at I-30 Speedway.

The dramatic finish put an exclamation point on a vintage STN night in which emotions ran high, and on at least a couple of occasion, boiled over. And it was ‘only’ Thursday night.

Throughout the entirety of the race, it seemed almost a certainty that Clute, TX, racer Reutzel would nab his fourth win in as many tries atop the high-banked, -mile I-30 Speedway clay oval in 2014.

But there was Grain Valley, Missouri’s Brian Brown, the beneficiary of a pair of late two-car tangles. And “Blackjack” cashed-in in a big way, rallying from third on the green-white-checkered restart to beat Reutzel to the stripe by a foot at most. Dalton Davis crossed the stripe third to lock into Saturday’s $15,000-to-win, $2,500-to-start STN championship finale as well.

“I really didn’t think there was any way we could pull that off as far back as we started,” the driver of the FVP/Casey’s General Stores No. 21 Maxim said in victory lane.

“We don’t usually do that well on quarter-miles, but my guys gave me a great car and it made me look half way decent tonight,” Brown said.

While Brown started the feature outside the seventh row, Reutzel outgunned pole starter Davis for the point at the drop of the green and paced the early rounds ahead of Davis and Brandon Hanks.

Just as Reutzel was reaching a gaggle of cars at the tail of the field, the race’s first caution flew after nine laps when Minnesota’s Ryan Bowers slipped off the top of turn one.

With open track, Reutzel took off in the BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X with Jerrod Hull battling past Hanks for third by the midway point.

Running ninth with 15 laps down and still only seventh with five to go, Brown’s fortunes turned for the good just as quickly as an apparent win came into question for Reutzel.

Brown gained a pair of positions to move up to fifth when Hanks and Kevin Swindell tangled in turn three while battling for fifth with two laps to go and then another pair to third when Hull and Tim Crawley got together in turn four, with the latter tangle resulting in an impromptu wrestling match much to the delight of the large crowd.

Set for a green-white-checkered run to the stripe, Brown rode the top of the track to perfection and precariously slipped the familiar No. 21 Sprint Car between Reutzel and the outer frontstretch wall in the mad dash to the line.

“I wasn’t sure if I should try to go through there and risk wrecking it or not, but then I was almost alongside him so I was committed,” Brown said after locking into his sixth career STN championship finale and first since 2010.

Inches away from a fourth consecutive I-30 triumph, Reutzel settled for second and locked into his second career STN finale and first since 2011. “I wanted to win, I was wanting to move up there but I knew I was a little too late.”

Memphis-area darkhorse contender Davis brought his No. 12d machine across the stripe third to make the cut for his first STN finale. It was his second third-place run in as many nights after also taking the final step of the podium in Wednesday STN Open.

Steering clear of the late race chaos, Conroe, TX, racer Ray Allen Kulhanek crossed the stripe fourth with Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Alex Sewell rounding out the top five.

I-30 regular Cody Gardner was sixth, with Ohio’s Shawn Dancer, New York’s Jason Barney, Tulsa’s Sean McClelland and South Dakota’s Eric Lutz completing the top ten.

Jeff Swindell, Kevin Swindell, Matthew Bauldwin, Channin Tankersley and Lance Moss topped heat race action for the 37-car field with Sewell, Reutzel, Gardner and McClelland winning the qualifying races.

Lutz and Barney won the 12-lap “B” Mains.

Klint Angelette’s weekend came to an early end when he sailed off the top of turn four and into the wilderness in the second heat race. The driver was uninjured although the car suffered heavy damage.

Tankersley went for a wild ride off turn two in the third qualifier after contact between fellow heat race winner Jeff Swindell and Ryan Bowers. While Tankersley was done, Swindell was disqualified for rough driving. Visibly upset with the call, Swindell missed the call for his “B” Main.

The second half of the 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by COMP Cams field will take to I-30 Speedway’s -mile clay oval on Friday night to finish setting the stage for Saturday night’s slate of STN Championship action.

27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires Thursday Night Results:

Heat Races:

First Heat (10 Laps): 1. 94-Jeff Swindell, 2. 99h-Jerrod Hull, 3. 5-Eric Lutz, 4. 87r-Aaron Reutzel, 5. 93-Dustin Morgan, 6. 74e-Claud Estes, 7. 17-Josh Baughman, 8. 10b-Mitch Brown.

Second Heat (10 Laps): 1. 01-Kevin Swindell, 2. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 3. 199-Ryan Bowers, 4. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth, 5. 23-Seth Bergman, 6. 15J-Jeremy Middleton, 7. 13-Taylor Tidmore, 8. 19-Klint Angelette.

Third Heat (10 Laps): 1. 43-Matthew Bauldwin, 2. 7m-Chance Morton, 3. 87b-Jason Barney, 4. 21b-Brian Brown, 5. 17g-Cody Gardner, 6. 10m-Morgan Turpen, 7. 9$-Kyle Clark.

Fourth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 17T-Channin Tankersley, 2. 3h-Brandon Hanks, 3. 14z-Zach Pringle, 4. 88-Tim Crawley, 5. 1m-Sean McClelland, 6. 99J-Blake Jenkins. DNS: 33h-Mark Huddleston.

Fifth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 23m-Lance Moss, 2. 12d-Dalton Davis, 3. 8-Alex Sewell, 4. 49-Shawn Dancer, 5. 4-Stevie Smith, 6. 21-Kevin Hinkle, 7. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

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

First Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 8-Alex Sewell, 2. 21b-Brian Brown, 3. 12d-Dalton Davis, 4. 87b-Jason Barney, 5. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 6. 4-Stevie Smith, 7. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 8. 23m-Lance Moss, 9. 21-Kevin Hinkle.

Second Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 87r-Aaron Reutzel, 2. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth, 3. 88-Tim Crawley, 4. 93-Dustin Morgan, 5. 01-Kevin Swindell, 6. 5-Eric Lutz, 7. 74e-Claud Estes, 8. 15J-Jeremy Middleton. DNS: 19-Klint Angelette.

Third Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 17g-Cody Gardner, 2. 49-Shawn Dancer, 3. 17-Josh Baughman, 4. 10m-Morgan Turpen, 5. 199-Ryan Bowers, 6. 7m-Chance Morton, 7. 17T-Channin Tankersley, 8. 94-Jeff Swindell (Disqualified for rough driving). DNS: 13-Taylor Tidmore.

Fourth Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 1m-Sean McClelland, 2. 23-Seth Bergman, 3. 3h-Brandon Hanks, 4. 14z-Zach Pringle, 5. 99h-Jerrod Hull, 6. 43-Matthew Bauldwin, 7. 10b-Mitch Brown, 8. 9$-Kyle Clark, 9. 99J-Blake Jenkins.

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

First “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 5-Eric Lutz, 2. 10m-Morgan Turpen, 3. 17-Josh Baughman, 4. 7m-Chance Morton, 5. 10b-Mitch Brown, 6. 4-Stevie Smith, 7. 74e-Claud Estes, 8. 43-Matthew Bauldwin, 9. 21-Kevin Hinkle. DNS: 94-Jeff Swindell, 19-Klint Angelette.

Second “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 87b-Jason Barney, 2. 14z-Zach Pringle, 3. 199-Ryan Bowers, 4. 93-Dustin Morgan, 5. 23m-Lance Moss, 6. 15J-Jeremy Middleton, 7. 99J-Blake Jenkins, 8. 9$-Kyle Clark. DNS: 17T-Channin Tankersley, 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 13-Taylor Tidmore.

“A” Feature – Top 3 Finishers Locked into Saturday night’s $15,000 to win STN Finale.

A Feature (25 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 21b-Brian Brown (14), 2. 87r-Aaron Reutzel (2), 3. 12d-Dalton Davis (1), 4. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek (9), 5. 8-Alex Sewell (3), 6. 17g-Cody Gardner (12) 7. 49-Shawn Dancer (8), 8. 87b-Jason Barney (16), 9. 1m-Sean McClelland (13), 10. 5-Eric Lutz (15), 11. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (7), 12. 01-Kevin Swindell (5), 13. 14z-Zach Pringle (18), 14. 10m-Morgan Turpen (17), 15. 17-Josh Baughman (19), 16. 199-Ryan Bowers (20), 17. 3h-Brandon Hanks (4), 18. 99h-Jerrod Hull (6), 19. 88-Tim Crawley (10), 20. 23-Seth Bergman (11).

Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel 1-24, Brian Brown 25.

 

Atomic Speedway

Night One of the Open Wheel Championships California's Swanson Sets New Track Record

October 23, 2014

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-The first night of the Open Wheel Championships at Atomic Speedway brought a lot of drama and competitive racing, setting the stage for the next round of the championship event set Friday, October 24. The finals are slated for Saturday, October 25 when the bulk of the $115,000 purse will be dispersed. In the winged outlaw sprints, the winner’s share is $15,000 to win and $1000 to start for a 22-car field. The non-winged sprints and modifieds run for $5,000 to win and $500 to start. 2014 USAC Silver Crown Champion Kody Swanson, Kingsburg, CA set fast time in the Non-winged Sprints with a new track record of 14:883. Fine and Dandy Cotton Candy presented Swanson with the $500 fast time award for the non-wing sprints. K-C Burdette, Parkersburg, WV blitzed the modified ranks with a 15:336 in the field of 34 very fast race cars. Bobst Auto Parts, Beaver, Ohio presented Burdette with the $500 fast time award. Heat winners were Swanson, Brady Short, and local Chillicothe, Ohio driver Josh Davis. B-mains for the non-winged sprint cars will be Friday night along with the Modified B-main and qualifying events for the Renegade Sprints winged 410 outlaw sprint cars. Modified heat winners will be K-C Burdette, Jess Hartman, and Jackie Boggs. Already, nearly 80 winged entries have filed entry forms at the Atomic Speedway office for the 410 winged sprint cars along with phone calls indicating numerous other drivers will be on-hand for the weekend. Over 100 entries are registered in the three divisions collectively with anticipation that the total driver sign-in could exceed 150 cars. 100 entries alone are expected for the Renegade Sprint Series winged spectacular. The “Dash-for-Cash” alone–in all divisions– pays $1,000 to win, $500, $400, $300, $200, $150 and $100 through tenth. Non-qualifiers will furn for $2,065 in the Charlie McCann Memorial and $200 to start. The #65 in the winner’s share stands for McCann’s longtime car number. Forty-two cars and drivers will go home with at least $200. Adult General Admission is Friday $20 and Saturday $35 while adult Pits are $35 and $45 respectively. Student discounts are available and complete pricing can be found at https://www.facebook.com/AtomicSpeedway .

For more information please call 740-703-9749 or 740-663-4141 or visit the Atomic Speedway website at <<< www.atomicspeedway.net >>> Atomic is located 12 miles South of Chillicothe, Ohio off SR 23, two miles out Blain Highway between Chillicothe, Ohio and Waverly, Ohio at Alma.

THE SUMMARY:

Non-Winged Sprints (23) Fast Time: Kody Swanson 14:883 New Track Record Heat One-Kody Swanson, Kory Crabtree, Matt Westfall, Todd Kane, Aaron Fry, Chris Gurley, R.J. Perkins, Dave Disinger Heat Two- Brady Short,Dave Darland, Bryan Clauson, Robert Ballou, Chad Wilson,Brady Bacon, Randy Fink. Andy Hill Heat Three-Josh Davis, Dallas Hewitt, Sheldon Haudenschild, Tyler Courtney, Nick Roberts, Dustin Hammond, Kevin Roberts

ADVANCE SERVICES H & C AMRA MODIFIEDS (34) Fast Time:K-C Burdette 15:336 Heat One-K-C Burdette, Andy Bond, Mike Long, Mike Kinney, Rick Venham, David Godfrey, Rick Neace, Harley Martin Heat Two-Jess Hartman, Tim Tribby, Kenny Johnson, Brian Whiteman, Jim Szekacs,Eric Arledge, Harrison Hall, Shawn Holiday Heat Three-Jackie Boggs, Dave Jamison, Joel Watson, Kyle Brown, Bob Crace, Jr., Rick Shutts, Trevor Chaney, Denny Szekacs Heat Four- Matt Westfall, Anthony Kincade, Steve Clemmons, Jimmy Lennox, David Pinkerton, Steve Stover, Zach Ackley, Jeff Votaw

 

Reutzel Rules Wednesday’s STN Open!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 22, 2014) – Aaron Reutzel has taken a liking to I-30 Speedway. Or, perhaps, I-30 Speedway has taken a liking to Aaron Reutzel.

Either way, the Clute, TX, racer remained perfect atop the high-banked, -mile clay oval in 2014 by besting a field of 66 competitors in Wednesday night’s Second Annual STN Open that kicked off the track’s 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

Reutzel earned $2,000 for his third I-30 Speedway victory of the year in as many tries and also earned first option at a provisional into Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win, $2,500-to-start STN championship finale.

Should Reutzel race into the STN finale on his own, the provisional option will fall in order to STN runner-up Stevie Smith, third-place Dalton Davis and then fourth-place Derek Hagar.

“I can’t believe it, to win three in a row here and win this one is awesome,” the driver of the BC Fundz/Wren Motorsports No. 87 Triple-X exclaimed in victory lane. “Bob (Miller) has backed us all year and this is one of the first nights he’s been able to be with us, I won this one for him.”

Racing from fifth to make a critical pass of Tim Crawley in the night’s eighth and final heat race netted Reutzel the second row inside starting spot behind front row starters Eric Riggins, Jr., of North Carolina and Ohio’s Shawn Dancer.

While Riggins gunned into the early lead, Reutzel disposed of Dancer in short order and was pressuring for the point when Riggins looped it getting into turn one on the fourth lap. Reutzel dodged the spinning machine then kept the field at bay the rest of the way for his seventh overall win of the year.

“We were fortunate he didn’t take us out when he was spinning,” Reutzel commented.

With Reutzel setting the pace, A.J. Bruns and Dalton Davis led the host of chasers with tenth-starter Jason Johnson disposing of Stevie Smith for fourth by the fifth round.

Seeking his first ASCS National Tour win of the year, Johnson got loose and spun to a stop in turn four with 14 laps in the books to bring out the race’s only caution.

Reutzel took off on the restart with Stevie Smith racing past both Davis and Bruns within a lap to take over second aboard Shawn Petersen’s No. 4 machine.

With traffic in play over the final circuits, Smith had Reutzel within his sights until the leader made a nimble move around a pair of lapped cars on the white flag that essentially sealed his third ASCS National win of the year.

“I was too tight to roll the bottom the way I need to those last few laps, but we made it work,” Reutzel said.

Smith flashed across the stripe in second with Memphis-area darkhorse Davis claiming the show position. One of the pre-STN favorites with 15 wins on the season, Marion, AR, shoe Derek Hagar advanced from the 12th starting position to snare fourth.

Zach Pringle edged Kevin Swindell at the line to round out the top five, with Swindell settling for sixth after rallying from the 18th starting position. Bruns slipped to seventh over the final rounds with Ray Allen Kulhanek, 17th-starter Johnny Herrera and 20th-starter Brian Brown completing the top ten.

Josh Baughman, Jason Johnson, Dustin Morgan, Pringle, Hagar, Kulhanek, Eric Lutz and Smith topped heat race action for the 66 car field.

Shane Golobic edged Cody Gardner to win the first “C” Main with Ryan Bickett topping the second “B” Main. Herrera and Kevin Swindell won the “B” Mains.

The night got off to a wild start with Taylor Tidmore clipping another car then sliding into the infield tires entering turn one and flipping in the night’s opening heat race. Dusty Zomer nailed the same tire later in the sixth heat race. Both drivers were uninjured but done for the night.

The 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals gets under way on Thursday night with approximately half of loaded field of competitors taking to the -mile clay oval for a full card of heat races, qualifying races, “B” Mains and “A” Main with the top three finishers locked into Saturday’s finale. Thursday’s action gets under way with hot laps at 7:00 p.m.

Second Annual Short Track Nationals Open:

Heat Races (8 Heat Race Winners Plus Top 8 in Passing Points to “A” Main, lined up according to Passing Points; 17-40 in Passing Points to Two “B” Mains; 41 on Back to Two “C” Mains):

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 17-Josh Baughman, 2. 47-Eric Riggins, Jr., 3. 49-Shawn Dancer, 4. 99J-Blake Jenkins, 5. 17b-Ryan Bickett, 6. 00-Dane Lorenc, 7. 32b-Taylor Tidmore, 8. 95-Matt Covington. DNS: 199-Ryan Bowers.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson, 2. 40-Howard Moore, 3. 99h-Jerrod Hull, 4. 52-Blake Hahn, 5. 8-Alex Sewell, 6. 12w-Dale Wester, 7. 23m-Lance Moss, 8. 9$-Kyle Clark, 9. 75-Broc Elliott.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 93-Dustin Morgan, 2. 10m-Morgan Turpen, 3. 21b-Brian Brown, 4. 94-Jeff Swindell, 5. 91-Shane Golobic, 6. 17T-Channin Tankersley, 7. 26m-Marshall Skinner, 8. 44r-Ronny Howard.

Fourth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 14z-Zach Pringle, 2. 01-Kevin Swindell, 3. 19-Klint Angelette, 4. 77x-Wayne Johnson, 5. 87b-Jason Barney, 6. 17g-Cody Gardner, 7. 21-Kevin Hinkle, 8. 21bx-Brandon Hinkle.

Fifth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 9jr-Derek Hagar, 2. 16-Anthony Nicholson, 3. 44-A.J. Bruns, 4. 3a-A.G. Rains, 5. 31b-Christopher Bell, 6. 14m-Jordon Mallett, 7. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 8. 8m-Kade Morton.

Sixth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 2. 4J-Gary Taylor, 3. 12d-Dalton Davis, 4. 45x-Johnny Herrera, 5. 1m-Sean McClelland, 6. 15J-Jeremy Middleton, 7. 10g-Terry Gray, 8. 82z-Dusty Zomer.

Seventh Heat (8 Laps): 1. 5-Eric Lutz, 2. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 3. 5r-Jerod Roller, 4. 3h-Brandon Hanks, 5. 43-Matthew Bauldwin, 6. 17w-Harli White, 7. 0-Glenn Styres, 8. 51b-Joe B. Miller.

Eighth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 4-Stevie Smith, 2. 87r-Aaron Reutzel, 3. 88-Tim Crawley, 4. 23-Seth Bergman, 5. 18-Tony Bruce, Jr., 6. 10b-Mitch Brown, 7. 74e-Claud Estes, 8. 7m-Chance Morton.

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

First “C” Feature (10 Laps): 1. 91-Shane Golobic, 2. 17g-Cody Gardner, 3. 10b-Mitch Brown, 4. 0-Glenn Styres, 5. 14m-Jordon Mallett, 6. 00-Dane Lorenc, 7. 51b-Joe B. Miller, 8. 8m-Kade Morton, 9. 21-Kevin Hinkle, 10. 75-Broc Elliott. DNS: 32b-Taylor Tidmore, 10g-Terry Gray, 95-Matt Covington.

Second “C” Feature (10 Laps): 1. 17b-Ryan Bickett, 2. 17w-Harli White, 3. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 4. 74e-Claud Estes, 5. 23m-Lance Moss, 6. 7m-Chance Morton, 7. 15J-Jeremy Middleton, 8. 21bx-Brandon Hinkle, 9. 44r-Ronny Howard, 10. 9$-Kyle Clark. DNS: 26-Marshall Skinner, 82z-Dusty Zomer, 199-Ryan Bowers.

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

First “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 45x-Johnny Herrera, 2. 3h-Brandon Hanks, 3. 4J-Gary Taylor, 4. 16-Anthony Nicholson, 5. 99h-Jerrod Hull, 6. 91-Shane Golobic, 7. 10b-Mitch Brown, 8. 94-Jeff Swindell, 9. 5r-Jerod Roller, 10. 99J-Blake Jenkins, 11. 17T-Channin Tankersley, 12. 43-Matthew Bauldwin, 13. 31b-Christopher Bell, 14. 17g-Cody Gardner, 15. 19-Klint Angelette.

Second “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 01-Kevin Swindell, 2. 21b-Brian Brown, 3. 88-Tim Crawley, 4. 23-Seth Bergman, 5. 40-Howard Moore, 6. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 7. 87b-Jason Barney, 8. 17b-Ryan Bickett, 9. 8-Alex Sewell, 10. 18-Tony Bruce, Jr., 11. 1m-Sean McClelland, 12. 12w-Dale Wester, 13. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 14. 17w-Harli White, 15. 52-Blake Hahn.

“A” Feature:

A Feature (25 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 87r-Aaron Reutzel (3), 2. 4-Stevie Smith (7), 3. 12d-Dalton Davis (5), 4. 9jr-Derek Hagar (12), 5. 14z-Zach Pringle (11), 6. 01-Kevin Swindell (18), 7. 44-A.J. Bruns (4), 8. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek (13), 9. 45x-Johnny Herrera (17), 10. 21b-Brian Brown (20), 11. 3a-A.G. Rains (16), 12. 77x-Wayne Johnson (15), 13. 4J-Gary Taylor (21), 14. 93-Dustin Morgan (6), 15. 17-Josh Baughman (9), 16. 88-Tim Crawley (22), 17. 41-Jason Johnson (10), 18. 10m-Morgan Turpen (8), 19. 3h-Brandon Hanks (19), 20. 5-Eric Lutz (14), 21. 49-Shawn Dancer (2), 22. 47-Eric Riggins, Jr. (1).

Lap Leaders: Eric Riggins, Jr. 1-3, Aaron Reutzel 4-25.

 

 

"BUSHNELL BULLET" BESTS STELLAR FIELD

Bushnell's Shane Butler grew up watching his father Stan race against sprint car legend Frank Riddle.

Butler made a move on the final turn of the final lap of Saturday night's Safety-Kleen TBARA 40-lap Frank Riddle Memorial at Desoto Speedway that would have made Riddle proud, grabbing the lead less than 300 feet from the finish to take the win.

Troy DeCaire, a former series champion making his first start in Florida in three years, was the early star of Saturday night's show. He started 24th in the 31-car field and passed 11 cars in the first two laps of the race.

DeCaire was already up to seventh when the caution flew for Scotty Adema's spin in turn four on lap seven. Chris Gimmler slammed into Adema's stopped car on the track. Neither driver was injured.

DeCaire needed just three laps after the restart to get to second place. He spent the next couple of laps stalking leader Mickey Kempgens and took the lead on a three-wide pass around lapped traffic on lap 15.

In a little over five laps DeCaire stretched his lead to over two seconds. As the leaders were headed down the back stretch on lap 24 Ernie Teed Jr. blew a radiator hose and soaked the track with fluid in turn three. Tommy Nichols spun in the debris and collected several cars - including Decaire, who backed into the wall in turn four.

With DeCaire relegated back to eighth place after stopping on the track, Kempgens reassumed the lead on the restart. DeCaire got back up to third before getting loose in turn four and nearly spinning into the infield with 10 laps to go, ending his shot at a win.

Kempgens and Butler were left to settle things at the front of the field. The duo worked their way through lapped traffic as the laps wound down and Butler getting closer and closer to Kempgens.

Kempgens held the lead as the field took the white flag, but Butler dove low going into turn one. They raced side-by-side down the backstretch with Butler getting the edge going into three. He completed the pass coming out of turn four and took the checkers by about a car length over Kempgens.

"We just never give up," said Butler, who climbed into the flag stand with the checkered flag to honor former TBARA flagman Bud Howell, who lost his life last month in a racing accident. "This means a lot to me."

Kempgens, Larry J. Brazil Jr, DeCaire and Mark Gimmler rounded out the top five.

The Finish : 18- Shane Butler, 5- Mickey Kempgens, 2- Larry J Brazil Jr, 91- Troy DeCaire, 51- Mark Gimmler, 16- Ben Fritz, 88- Sport Allen, 92- David Retzlaff, 55- Tommy Nichols, 99- Nick Snyder, J1- Mike Tharp, 15- Troy Thompson, 56- Blake Rose, 17- Johnny Gilbertson, 4- Geoff Styner, 75- Russell Jones, 84- Ernie Teed Jr, 25- Steve Heisler, 8- Kurt Taylor, 79- Jason Kimball, 85- Rex Hollinger, 81- Stan Butler, 67- Scotty Adema, 23- Chris Gimmler, 31- Dude Teate, 19- Keith Butler, 89- David Slawiak, 9- Matt Alfonso, 22- Francis Crowder, 39- Alan Randisi, 41- Collin Cabre

K&N Filters Heat 1 - Mickey Kempgens Auto Meter Heat 2 - Matt Alfonso Hawk Performance Heat 3 - Mark Gimmler

Landrum Springs "Hard Luck" Award - Dude Teate and Scotty Adema

Auto Meter 5th Place Award - Mark Gimmler

Bell Helmets Rookie of the Race - Nick Snyder

 

 

DREVICKI WINS IT ALL IN ARDC ACTION NEW ARDC CHAMPION CLOSES SEASON WITH A WIN

It was the final race of the season for the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) as the wingless midgets competed as just one of the five divisions in the final Thunder on the Hill event of 2014 at the Grandview Speedway.

Steven Drevicki had already clinched the 2014 ARDC Championship prior to the final event. With the title in hand, Drevicki was now free to race on the final night and not be concerned about points. Drevicki took full advantage of the opportunity and it paid dividends for the first time champion.

"I'm really looking forward to racing at Grandview this weekend," Drevicki related in the days prior to the final race. "By clinching the title after Path Valley, I can go into Grandview to race for the win and not have to worry about the points." With the Grandview Speedway just a short distance from his Reading, PA home, Drevicki was anxious to pick up his first win at his home track.

Timed warm-ups determined the top twelve fastest for the final race with those twelve drivers then drawing for their starting positions. Brenden Bright has the fastest time. Drevicki timed fifth quick and then drew the pole for the start of the twenty-five lap main event.

In spite of his pole position start, Drevicki still had his work cut out for him. Alex Bright, with five ARDC feature wins to his credit, started outside pole in the Mike Heffner owned #27.

Drevicki took the lead at the wave of the green with Alex Bright right on his tail. Billy Pauch Jr., driving a team car to Drevicki, powered past PJ Gargiulo to take over third following a lap four restart. Pauch Jr. made a three car race for the lead as Gargiulo, Ryan Watt, 2013 ARDC Champion, Trevor Kobylarz and Brenden Bright followed.

Brett Arndt lost power as the field headed down the homestretch to complete lap eleven and then needed a caution when he and Ryan Greth tangled between turns one and two.

Following the single file restart, Drevicki held a car length or two lead over Alex Bright who was now fending off the challenges of Pauch Jr. for second. Gargiulo and Kobylarz rounded out the top five with plenty of action to follow among the likes of Brenden Bright, Danny Stratton, Watt, Tim Buckwalter and Jim Radney.

Stratton had just broken into the top five when driveline issues sent him pit side. Brenden Bright was also sidelined with a flat tire with just nine laps remaining.

With plenty of pressure coming from Pauch for second, Drevicki was able to pull away from his rivals in the final laps. Pauch used a slide job to pass Alex Bright for second as they raced in turn three but Bright returned the favor in the next corner and regained the position.

Drevicki led the way to the checkered, adding a third win to his championship season and his first ever at the Grandview Speedway. Alex Bright finished second with Pauch, Jr. taking third. Kobylarz finished fourth with Gargiulo rounding out the top five.

The win also gave Drevicki the win in the Hilbert on the Hill Challenge sponsored by Bob Hilbert Sportswear. Drevicki will be awarded 100 Express White shirts for his team at the upcoming ARDC banquet in November.

FEATURE (25 LAPS) 1. #19 Steven Drevicki, 2. #27 Alex Bright, 3. #28 Billy Pauch, 4. #1 Trevor Kobylarz, 5. #5 PJ Gargiulo, 6. #52 Tim Buckwalter, 7. #95 Jim Radney, 8. #20 Ryan Watt, 9. #83 Bruce Buckwalter, Jr., 10. #8 Kyle Lick, 11. #54 Austin Burke, 12. #97 Tyler Brehm, 13. #78 Nick Wean, 14. #33 Danny Straton, 15. #92 Brenden Bright, 16. #46 Brett Arndt, 17. #4 Ryan Greth, 18. #44 Brett Wanner, 19. #7 Shawn Jackson, 20. #21 Thomas Kunsman, 21. #75 Billy Courtwight.

 

 

Sussex Snares Hank Arnold Memorial at CSP!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (October 18, 2014) – Stevie Sussex inked his name into the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars victory ledger for the first time by racing to victory lane in Saturday night’s Hank Arnold Memorial atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval.

While Sussex enjoyed his first taste of USAC Southwest glory, other winners on the night included Matt Martinez in Pure Stocks, Gary Winter in Micro Sprints and Cory Brown in Dwarf Cars.

Starting from the pole position, Sussex raced to the checkered flag in the non-stop feature event ahead of Mike Martin with Matt Rossi, Charles Davis, Jr., and Josh Pelkey rounding out the top five. Current USAC Southwest points leader R.J. Johnson crossed the stripe sixth after starting 13th.

After reeling off three consecutive Pure Stock wins in the heat of summer, Matt Martinez snapped a four-race winless streak by racing from eighth to take victory honors ahead of John Parmeley, 13th-starter Zack Madrid, Joe Vlasity and 16th-starter Ty Warner.

Gary Winter advanced from fourth to take his first Micro Sprint feature win of the year at CSP ahead of Colton Hardy and Dennis Carrier, while Cory Brown was a first time winner in the Dwarf Car ranks as well by crossing the stripe ahead of Mike Strobl and Brian Stehr.

Next up at Canyon Speedway Park is the Mr. Excitement 40 Tribute to Terry Belcher on November 7-8 featuring West Coast Late Models vs. CDM Late Models along with IMCA Modifieds, Pure Stocks and Renegades.

Canyon Speedway Park

Hank Arnold Memorial

October 18, 2014 Results:

USAC Southwest Sprint Cars:

First Heat: 1. 7k-Bruce St. James, 2. 21az-Stevie Sussex, 3. 16-Mike Martin, 4. 20x-Shon Deskins, 5. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 6. 32b-Brian Hosford, 7. 98-Matt Lundy, 8. 93-Justin Quinn.

Second Heat: 1. 48T-Thomas Ogle, 2. 5-Tye Mihocko, 3. 02-Matt Rossi, 4. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 5. 11c-Michael Curtis, 6. 12-Josh Pelkey, 7. 0g-Glenn Styres, 8. 28-Mike Morin.

“A” Feature: 1. 21az-Stevie Sussex, 2. 16-Mike Martin, 3. 02-Matt Rossi, 4. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 5. 12-Josh Pelkey, 6. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 7. 7k-Bruce St. James, 8. 48T-Thomas Ogle, 9. 20x-Shon Deskins, 10. 11c-Michael Curtis, 11. 32b-Brian Hosford, 12. 5-Tye Mihocko, 13. 0g-Glenn Styres, 14. 93-Justin Quinn, 15. 98-Matt Lundy, 16. 28-Mike Morin.

Pure Stocks:

First Heat: 1. 92p-John Parmeley, 2. 17L-Nick Langer, 3. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 4. 40sr-Jeff Stafford, 5. 75-Jason Suchta, 6. 13m-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 7. 5m-Zack Madrid, 8. 6s-Christian Torres, 9. 28-Mike Herrera, 10. 2jr-Robert McClelland.

Second Heat: 1. 15-Speedy Madrid, 2. 21m-Matt Martinez, 3. 3-Ashley Stafford, 4. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 5. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 6. 24-Josh Carter, 7. 11-Brad Masciotra, 8. 01-Ty Warner, 9. XX-Chuck Thornton, 10. 46r-Dane Reblin.

“A” Feature: 1. 21m-Matt Martinez, 2. 92p-John Parmeley, 3. 5m-Zack Madrid, 4. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 5. 01-Ty Warner, 6. 40sr-Jeff Stafford, 7. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 8. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 9. 75-Jason Suchta, 10. 17L-Nick Langer, 11. 28-Mike Herrera, 12. 13m-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 13. 3-Ashley Stafford, 14. 6s-Christian Torres, 15. 24-Josh Carter, 16. XX-Chuck Thornton, 17. 15-Speedy Madrid, 18. 11-Brad Masciotra, 19. 2jr-Robert McClelland, 20. 46r-Dane Reblin.

Micro Sprints:

First Heat: 1. 6-Dave Van Ess, 2. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 3. 53-Joe Pritts, 4. 29-Paul Martin, 5. 50-Cliff Cormany, 6. 94-Cassie Klenkie, 7. 12-David Tardiff, 8. 10-Ryan Hennessey, 9. 101-Jim Branum.

Second Heat: 1. 41-Colton Hardy, 2. 2-Dennis Carrier, 3. 6az-Gary Winter, 4. 7k-Ian Koons, 5. 42-Kenny Hilton, 6. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 7. 71-Cody Batten, 8. 77-Dustin Cormany.

“A” Feature: 1. 6az-Gary Winter, 2. 41-Colton Hardy, 3. 2-Dennis Carrier, 4. 6-Dave Van Ess, 5. 94-Cassie Klenkie, 6. 12-David Tardiff, 7. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 8. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 9. 50-Cliff Cormany, 10. 42-Kenny Hilton, 11. 29-Paul Martin, 12. 101-Jim Branum, 13. 53-Joe Pritts, 14. 71-Cody Batten, 15. 10-Ryan Hennessey, 16. 7k-Ian Koons, 17. 77-Dustin Cormany.

Dwarf Cars:

First Heat: 1. 47-Steve Kapaun, 2. 43-Tim Cotherman, 3. 04-Mike Strobl, 4. 44-Daniel Lamm, 5. 22-David Brodeur, 6. 11-Heather Hennessey, 7. 14-Dillon Miller, 8. 3-Kevin Cain.

Second Heat: 1. 46-Kevin Davis, 2. 10-Helen Hennessey, 3. 29-Cory Brown, 4. 18-Keaton Swane, 5. 31-Greg Loper, 6. 3x-Russ Maurer, 7. 90-Randy Deines.

Third Heat: 1. 88-Ed Schuhlke, 2. 76-Brian Stehr, 3. 52-Matthew Mabbit, 4. 9-Glen Branham, 5. 60-Jacob Mabbit, 6. 69-John Levitt, 7. 95-Rat Stafford.

“A” Feature: 1. 29-Cory Brown, 2. 04-Mike Strobl, 3. 76-Brian Stehr, 4. 43-Tim Cotherman, 5. 47-Steve Kapaun, 6. 22-David Brodeur, 7. 31-Greg Loper, 8. 46-Kevin Davis, 9. 10-Helen Hennessey, 10. 60-Jacob Mabbit, 11. 90-Randy Deines, 12. 11-Heather Hennessey, 13. 14-Dillon Miller, 14. 88-Ed Schuhlke, 15. 3x-Russ Maurer, 16. 69-John Levitt, 17. 44-Daniel Lamm, 18. 52-Matthew Mabbit, 19. 18-Keaton Swane, 20. 9-Glen Branham, 21. 95-Rat Stafford.

 

 

NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES ENDS SUCCESSFUL 25TH SEASON. . . . . . .

GRANDVIEW THUNDER 5-25’s FALL TO STRUNK, UMBENHAUER, DREVICKI, MICHAEL & SPIDLE SATURDAY NIGHT AT GRANDVIEW

The 114th race of the twenty-five year history of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series played out Saturday night at the Grandview Speedway with the popular House of Thunder Halloween Party and the Grandview Thunder 5-25’s, a features only event. Jeff Strunk collected $3,000 for winning the 358 NASCAR Modified feature as Jared Umbenhauer took the win the Sportsman feature. Steve Drevicki won the ARDC Midget feature as Curt Michael charged from tenth to win the URC feature. Chris Spidle was the winner of the Legends feature.

With over one-hundred and twenty-five cars in the pit area, the Legends were called upon to open the 5-25’s feature program. Chris Spidle led the entire twenty-five lap distance but was challenged on numerous times during the 25 lap feature. At one point of the race, there were eleven in the chase for the lead race. With just two laps to go, Robert Stough challenged Spidle for the lead. But after some slight contact, Spidle remained the leader and went on for the win. Mason Chaney was second, Robert Stough was third with Keith Haring and Chris Transeau making up the top five.

In the ARDC Midget feature, Steven Drevicki of Reading, PA was the winner of the 25 lap feature. Alex Bright, driving the Mike Heffner midget challenged Drevicki on several occasions. Billy Pauch Jr moved into the picture and challenged Bright for the runnier spot. With just two laps remaining, Pauch passed Bright in turn three with Bright regaining the position in turn four. With the checker flag waiving, Drevicki took the win over Alex Bright, Billy Pauch Jr., Trevor Kobylarz and PJ Gargiulo.

The Sportsman 25 lap feature was next on the program and Brett Kressley set the early pace. Kressley had an impressive run going, continuing to show the way at halfway. Jared Umbenhauer was in the hunt now racing in second and closing on Kressley as Kenny Gilmore, Craig Whitmoyer and Brett Gilmore made-up the top five.

On lap fifteen, Umbenhauer applied pressure to the leader, challenging Kressley for the lead. After a two lap battle, Umbenhauer took the lead on lap seventeen, but this race was far from over. Kressley fought back and regained the top spot on lap twenty. In the closing laps, Umbenhauer again applied pressure, then on a lap twenty-two restart, race leader Brett Kressley headed to the pits with a flat left front tire. Umbenhauer went on to take the win over Craig Whitmoyer, Kenny Gilmore and Brett Gilmore with Brad Grim finishing fifth.

In what was the best feature of the night, Jeff Strunk won the twenty-five lap 358 Modified feature. Brian Houseknecht, by luck of the Trick or Treat Revenge Redraw, started on the pole and drove one of his most impressive races of his career. Houseknecht battled most of the race with Ryan Grim. The race got real interesting at the halfway point as Houseknecht, Grim, Strunk, MeMe DeSantis and Duane Howard were now in a five car race for the lead. Strunk was on a mission, now racing in third just behind Houseknecht and Grim. On lap fifteen, Strunk moved into second as Duane Howard slowed and pulled to the infield.

Houseknecht did a masterful job holding off Strunk, but on lap nineteen, Strunk made the pass to take the lead. Ryan Grim and MeMe DeSantis now inched closer to Strunk as Mike Mahaney powered into the picture. When the checker flag fell, Strunk took the victory, his tenth career Thunder on the Hill win. Ryan Grim rallied home an impressive second followed by MeMe DeSantis, Mike Mahaney and Ryan Watt who came on strong in the closing laps to finish fifth.

The URC Sprint feature was the finale as the cars went into four abreast formation with the traditional fireworks bursting over turn three. At the drop of the green flag, Josh Weller of Mertztown, PA took full advantage and charged into the lead as the field passed on lap one. At the same time, the red flag was displayed for Ed Aikin who made hard contact with the fourth turn wall after a tangle with Larry Kelleher. On the restart, Weller set the pace with Davie Franek (2014 URC Champion) in second followed by Chuck Hebing. Weller established himself as the man to beat, holding a very comfortable lead at the hallway point. Weller was followed by Hebing, Franek, Curt Michael (who started tenth) and Robbie Stillwaggon.

All eyes were on the Michael car as he advanced to third on lap seventeen. One lap later, Michael was in second. As the race continued, Michael pressed on to inch in on the race leader Josh Weller. Michael caught Weller on lap twenty-one then powered to the lead on lap twenty-two. Michael ran unchallenged for the final three laps to earn the win over Josh Weller, Chuck Hebing, Davie Franek and Randy West.

LEGENDS FEATURE 25 LAPS: #09 Chris Spidle, #8cr Mason Chaney, #07 Robert Stough, #35 Keith Haring, #18 Chris Transeau, #13 Jacob Feltch,

#890 Tim Bauer, #44 Scott Gobrecht, #20 Vernon Houseman, #85 Chad Ernst, #9 Rick Hartwig, #12J Clint Penkauskas, #11 Jason Fuhrman, #70 John Hall, #45 Andy Whaling, #45x Joe Fanelli, #35H Ron Haring, Jr.

ARDC MIDGETS FEATURE 25 LAPS: #19 Steven Drevicki, #27 Alex Bright, #28 Billy Pauch, #1 Trevor Kobylarz, #5 PJ Gargiulo, #52 Tim Buckwalter, #95 Jim Radney, #20 Ryan Watt, #83 Bruce Buckwalter, Jr., #8 Kyle Lick, #54 Austin Burke, #97 Tyler Brehm, #78 Nick Wean, #33 Danny Straton, #92 Brenden Bright, #46 Brett Arndt, #4 Ryan Greth, #44 Brett Wanner, #7 Shawn Jackson, #21 Thomas Kunsman, #75 Billy Courtwight.

SPORTSMAN FEATURE 25 LAPS: #5 Jared Umbenhauer, #99 Craig Whitmoyer, #7 Kenny Gilmore, #00 Brett Gilmore, #611 Brad Grim, #29 Ken Eckert, #14J Joe Funk, #4* Brian Hirthler, #542 Guy Germano, #221 Ryan Beltz, #17x Kevin Beach, #77 Tom Miller, #88x Jason Neidlinger, #10 Charles Webber, #19K Brett Kressley, #14 Brad Roberts, #142 Ryan Lilick, #573 Kevin Dries, #5K Lex Shive, #134 Mark Behm, #7x Ron Krex, #99B Brandon Whitmoyer.

358 NASCAR MODIFIEDS 25 LAPS: #4* Jeff Strunk, #17 Ryan Grim, #88d Meme DeSantis, #357 Mike Mahaney, #14w Ryan Watt, #14 Billy Pauch Jr., #323 Brian Houseknecht, #21K Kyle Weiss, #22 Tim Buckwalter, #10 Andy Ressler, #41 Mike Kellner Sr., #19 Frank Cozze, #357x Mike Gular.#37 Nate Christman, #A1 John Kellner, #87 Eric Biehn, #33x Mike Laise, #31 Chris Esposito, #117 Kevin Hirthler, #B4 Kyle Borror, #66 Duane Howard, #39 Todd Smith.

URC SPRINT FEATURE 25 LAPS: #5G Curt Michael, #25 Josh Weller, #45 Chuck Hebing, #28 Davey Franek, #56 Randy West, #9d Kevin Darling,

#88b Andy Best, #8c Brian Carber, #08 Jason Clauss, #22 Troy Betts, #33 Scott Lutz, #21c Cody Jordan, #12b Brad Franks, #67 Jason Cherry,

#76 Larry Kelleher, #89 Robbie Stillwaggon, #17j Jonathan Swanson, #E45 Adam Carberry, #7 Ed Aiken.

Blast from the Past Feature Winner: Ronnie Peck

Demolition Derby Winner: Mike Klinger

 

 

Valvoline Raceway Sydney

Wingless Sprint & Speedcars (Midgets) Results from Saturday 18th October , 2014.

WINGLESS SPRINTS.

HEAT 1: (8 laps) 1. Mikaela Blyton, 2. B Briton, 3. D Thomas, 4. B White, 5. M Garey, 6. A Anthony, 7. R Neve, 8. C Priestley, 9. N Briton, (DNF) K Granger, (DNF) J McRae. NT.

HEAT 2: (8 laps) 1. S Mayo, 2. D Abbott, 3. M Sammut, 4. Mark Blyton, 5. C McCorquodale, 6. N Dicker, 7. D Sayre, 8. G Flood, 9. M Gray, 10. L McDougall, 11. C Granger, (DNF) S Dicker. NT.

HEAT 3: (8 laps) 1. J Bates, 2. P Granger, 3. A Hourigan, 4. S Galliford, 5. T Carey, 6. Marshall Blyton, 7. C O’Hehir, 8. N Tatnell, 9. A Jack, 10. W Arnold, 11. G Cowan, 12. E Karabay. 2:20.263.

HEAT 4: (8 laps) 1. D Thomas, 2. B Briton, 3. R Neve, 4. C Priestley, 5. M Garey, 6. N Briton, 7. Mikaela Blyton, 8. B White, 9. K Granger, 10. A Anthony. 2:15.283.

HEAT 5: (8 laps) 1. D Abbott, 2. C McCorquodale, 3. N Dicker, 4. M Gray, 5. Mark Blyton, 6. S Mayo, 7. S Dicker, 8. D Sayre, 9. M Sammut, 10. G Flood, 11. L McDougall, 12. C Granger. 2:18.302.

HEAT 6: (8 laps) 1. A Jack, 2. Marshall Blyton, 3. C O’Hehir, 4. J Thomas, 5. J Bates, 6. N Tatnell, 7. P Granger, 8. A Hourigan, 9. T Carey, 10. W Arnold, 11. S Galliford, 12. E Karabay. NT.

B MAIN 1: ( 10 laps) 1. Michael Sammut, 2. Troy Carey, 3. Nikki Briton, 4. Graham Flood, 5. Wayne Arnold, 6. Eren Karabay. 7. Stacey Galliford, (DNF) Kyle Granger, (DNF) Bruce White. NT.

B MAIN 2: ( 10 laps) 1. Jeff Thomas, 2. Daniel Sayre, 3. Michael Gray, 4. Sean Dicker, 5. Nick Tatnell, 6. Clayton Granger. 7. John McRae, 8. Laurie McDougall, 9. Ashley Anthony. NT.

A MAIN: (20 laps) 1. Dean Thomas (5), 2. Sean Mayo (2), 3. Clint McCorquodale (1), 4. Mark Blyton (12), 5. Damian Abbott (6), 6. Nathan Dicker (10), 7. Jeff Thomas (18), 8. Brian Briton (4), 9. Marshall Blyton (8), 10. Jason Bates (3), 11. Mikaela Blyton (7), 12. Daniel Sayre (20), 13. Adam Hourigan (16), 14. Peter Granger (9), 15. Ashleigh Jack (11), 16. Courtney O’Hehir, (13), 17. Michael Gray (22), 18. Sean Dicker (24), 19. Nikki Briton (21), 20. Rachel Neve (14), 22. Graham Flood (23), (DNF) Mark Garey (15), (DNF) Michael Sammut (17). 5:41.406.

SPEEDCARS.

HEAT 1: (8 laps) 1. A Corish, 2. M Jackson, 3. B Jackson, 4. D Meadows, 5. A Collins, (DNF) M Brien, (DNF) G Gay. 2:09.223.

HEAT 2: (8 laps) 1. N Smee, 2. J McKinlay, 3. T Jenkins, 4. B Willmington, 5. B Morris, 6. A Day, (DNF) M Hunter. NT.

HEAT 3: (8 laps) 1. B Jackson, 2. M Jackson, 3. T Jenkins, 4. A Collins, 5. B Morris, 6. D Meadows, (DNF) A Day, (DNF) G Gay. 2:09.015.

HEAT 4: (8 laps) 1. N Smee, 2. J McKinlay, 3. A Corish, 4. M Hunter, 5. P Lehane, 6. B Willmington. 2:04.696.

A MAIN: (20 laps) 1. Nathan Smee, 2. Matt Hunter, 3. Jamie McKinlay, 4. Aidan Corish, 5. Dean Meadows, 6. Braydan Willmington, 7. Brett Morris, 8. Anthony Collins, 9. Alan Day, (DNF) Matt Jackson, (DNF) Troy Jenkins, (DNF) Pierce Lehane, (DNF) Bob Jackson, (DNF) Gavin Gay. NT.

 

 

Virginia Sprint Series Race #15 Rain Make Up Date Saturday Oct. 11th 2014 Shenandoah Speedway Shenandoah, Va. IMCA RaceSaver Mid-Atlantic Div.

Jerald Harris Tops by Inches

Jerald Harris passed Brian Lawson a few feet from a waving checkered flag to win in the closest finish in Virginia Sprint Series history that required the electronic scoring system to decide the winner. Anthony Linkenhoker and Jerald Harris took heat wins on the cool misty cloudy evening at the beautiful paved mountain speedway. Chris Ware and Linkenhoker paced the field to green with Linkenhoker out first bringing along Brian Lawson. The top two were smooth and steady as Linkenhoker continued to lead until lap eight when Lawson got a better run in to turn one and went to the lead. Jerald Harris was making his way to the front as Lawson was trying to get away but as the fast paced race clicked by traffic was coming up and it was getting close with two to go. Lawson was staying smooth but Harris was really closing as they took the white flag. When the two rockets entered turn four splitting a lapped car it was a drag race to the finish with Harris winning by .0015 seconds in a thrilling three wide finish closing the year on a high note. At the line it was Jerald Harris, Brian Lawson, Ton Humphries, Anthony Linkenhoker, Billy Norfleet, Tony Harris, Chris Ware, Charlie Ware and Ron Moyers This was the final event of the 2014 year and all the Virginia Sprint Series families want to give the fans, raceways and their staff and the people that make our series work a big thanks for another great season as we look towards 2015. Jim Haines Virginia Sprint Series RaceSaver Sprint Series IMCA Racing

 

BRADY SHORT WINS THE HARVEST CUP AT TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY

Haubstadt, IN - October 11, 2014. The “Harvest Cup” held at Tri-State Speedway Saturday evening closed out the racing season for the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series. The event lived up to all the pre-race expectations. Brady Short of Mitchell, IN, would win the 30 lap feature after a dual to the finish between two front row starters. 2014 MSCS Champion Kyle Cummins led the first 7 laps. Short led the next 9 laps. The racing continued with the cars running side by side. Cummins wrestled the lead away on lap 17. Short had it back by lap 22 and the $4,000 top prize was his. Cummins would finish second.

Short’s win was his twelfth of the season and third at MSCS events. He was driving a Maxim sprint sponsored by Indiana Stone Works. “It was a lot of fun racing with Kyle Cummins. The win was the second here for my car owner Cam Pottorff. We all work a lot of hours.” The other Tri-State win was at the Hoosier Sprint Nationals.

In addition drivers running third in the feature were close enough to present a pending threat. That continued despite the heavy traffic as the leaders found the back of the pack. Carson Short kept pace in third until lap 23 when he connected with the wall in turn three. Robert Ballou then had a late race chance. “I dug as hard as I could. There were two lanes to race in and they had them.” He had started twelfth and would complete the race in third. The run towards the front was good enough to earn him the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race Award.

2012 and 13 Harvest Cup winner Chase Stockon finished fourth. Brian Karraker rounded out the top five. Karraker had started thirteenth and was working through the pack. Jon Stanbrough was sixth. Seventh through tenth included Brandon Mattox, Scotty Weir, Chet Williams, and Chris Phillips. Donny Brackett collected the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award.

Three sprint car heat races were conducted. Kyle Cummins, Chase Stockon, and Carson Short won those. Carson Short collected the most MSCS passing points by starting eighth in his heat and winning it. That win over Chris Phillips included a last lap pass! Chase Briscoe won the B Main driving a team car to that of Brady Short.

At the opening ceremonies the MSCS Championship Driver & Owner trophies were presented to Kyle Cummins. It was the fourth MSCS title for the Princeton, IN, second generation sprint car driver. “It was an unbelievable season,” he said. “I didn’t tear up one piece on the car.”

The 2014 MSCS Rookie of the Year Award was also presented to James Lyerla of Hillsboro, IL. Officials could not present that award until after the feature was completed. Lyerla needed to start the feature in order to secure enough points to lock up his bid for the honor. He obtained his goal. “Our goal coming into the series was to be the Rookie of the Year. It is a very tough series with a lot of rookies. I kept trying and learning.”

Provided as news and information for MSCS.

BECK WINS IN THE MODS & HENNING IN THE MINI SPRINTS

The season’s final UMP Open Wheel Modified feature paid $1,000 to win. Dustin Beck of Winslow, IN, took the victory. It was his first feature win at Tri-State Speedway this season. Stephen Schnapf finished second and Brandon McDowell was third. Zach Fair and Mark Lamont rounded out the top five. Schnapf and McDowell both came from deep in the 18 car starting field. McDowell, who is from Boonville, IN, had won the B Main to transfer to the feature. The three heat races were won by Dave Beck, Dustin Beck, and Trent Young.

The triple header concluded with the running of the “Ruppenthal Memorial” for the MMSA - MALS Lightning Mini-Sprints. These car are equipped with wings. Rod Henning won the 20 lap feature finishing ahead of Drew Dorsett, Lynn Ambrose, Alex Shipman, and Scott Bradley. Henning, Dorsett, and Ambrose joined Andy Bradley as the four heat race winners.

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

SUMMARY:

“Harvest Cup” Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, IN October 11, 2014

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series: (25 Entries)

First Heat - 3C Kyle Cummins, 12 Robert Ballou, 28 Brandon Mattox, 3 Dakota Jackson, 11B Chase Briscoe, 4B Donny Brackett, 21K Bradley Sterrett, 35 Cole Smith, 15F Aaron Farney Second Heat - 2X Chase Stockon, 11P Brady Short, 38W Chet Williams, 04 Jeff Bland Jr., 3R Brian Karraker, 02 Nick Hale, 10X Aric Gentry, 42K Kody Kinser Third Heat - 21 Carson Short, 6P Chris Phillips, 66x Jon Stanbrough, 4P Scotty Weir, 11X James Lyerla, 4C Daylan Chambers, 56F Jared Fox, 52C Jared Chastain

B Main - 11B Chase Briscoe, 15F Aaron Farney, 4C Daylan Chambers, 35 Cole Smith, 56F Jared Fox, 42K Kody Kinser, 02 Nick Hale, 52C Jared Chastain, 10X Aric Gentry (DNS)

Feature (30 Laps) - 11P Brady Short, 3C Kyle Cummins, 12 Robert Ballou, 2X Chase Stockon, 3R Brian Karraker, 66X Jon Stanbrough, 28 Brandon Mattox, 4P Scotty Weir, 38W Chet Williams, 6P Chris Phillips, 4B Donny Brackett, 15F Aaron Farney, 04 Jeff Bland Jr., 31K Bradley Sterrett, 4C Daylan Chambers, 11X James Lyerla, 21 Carson Short, 11 Chase Briscoe, 3 Dakota Jackson, 35 Cole Smith

UMP Open Wheel Modifieds: ( 26 Entries)

Heat Winners - Dave Beck, Dustin Beck, and Trent Young

B Main - Brandon McDowell, Johnny Young, Stephen Schnapf

Feature (25 Laps) - Dustin Beck, Stephen Schnapf, Brandon McDowell, Zach Fair, Mark Lamont, Lance Foreman, Tim Lewis, Johnny Young, Matt Hines, Mark Cole, Gary Ricketts, Matt Lane, Tyler Loughmiller, Levi Kissinger, Trent Young, Dave Beck, Josh Harris, Grant Hagan

MMSA-MALS Lightning Mini-Sprints “Ruppenthal Memorial”:

Heat Winners - Rod Henning, Drew Dorsett, Lynn Ambrose, Andy Bradley

Feature (20 Laps) - Rod Henning, Drew Dorsett, Lynn Ambrose, Alex Shipman, Scott Bradley, Doug Jones, Andy Bradley, Paul Davis, Troy Fortune, Justin Lewis, Cody Trammel, Chris Baughmyer, Anthony Haas, Danny Gilbert, Collin Ambrose, Colin Parker, Doug Johnson, Cory Meadows, Dave Dorsett, Kyle Gray

 

 

Shane Golobic wraps up second Ocean Sprints title as Andy Forsberg puts in a masterful drive to win the Taco Bravo finale on Friday

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – October 12, 2014…For the second consecutive year it was traveling visitor Andy Forsberg from Auburn racing to victory on championship night with the Ocean Sprints on Friday at the Ocean Speedway. Fremont’s Shane Golobic however, was the man of the hour as he locked up his second Taco Bravo title and celebrated on the front stretch in style.

After almost winning the penultimate event of the year on September 19, Forsberg came back and left no doubts during the finale on Friday, starting on the pole and putting on a clinic through lapped traffic. After a caution on lap two the 30-lapper went non-stop to its conclusion in a very fast paced contest.

“That was definitely my kind of track tonight and I couldn’t be happier to get a win here at Ocean Speedway,” said Forsberg, who claimed two Taco Bravo wins last season & also won opening night of the Trophy Cup when it was held at Ocean Speedway in 2000. “I’m really happy to get the 01 team a win and can’t thank them enough for letting me drive this car. We’ve been really good all year long. I want to thank all the fans for coming out supporting this place. It’s a great track and hope everyone comes back next year.”

Forsberg and Corralitos’ Jerry Bonnema drew the front for the final feature in 2014 and the seven-time Civil War Series champion would get the lead at the waving of the green flag. A red flag period for Fresno’s Anthony Simone was the only thing slowing the fast moving Forsberg, who drove through traffic like a magician and took the checkered flag by over two seconds for victory in the General Lee/ PT Shocks No. 01 machine. Forsberg was the 10th different winner on the season with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo.

One of the most entertaining battles on the track was the fight for second between Watsonville’s Justin Sanders and Shane Golobic. The duo raced closely together through heavy traffic at times until Sander’s was able to make a great move to take the spot that he wouldn’t relinquish. The runner up continued a great second half of the season for the driver of the North County Plastering/ Lancaster Locksmith No. 17 Sprinter.

“I would have liked to end the year with a victory here at my home track but we’ll take a second tonight after a great fight with Shane there,” Sanders commented. “We’ve really had this car rolling at Ocean Speedway over the second part of the season and hate to see the year end. I want to thank all our sponsors and everyone that helps out on this car.”

Golobic ended the race in third and it was good enough to give him his second Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo title. The 23-year-old joins Brent Kaeding and Tommy Tarlton as the third two-time champion at the quarter-mile since the Winged 360’s returned in 2007. It came aboard the Keith Day Trucking/ El Camino Body Shop No. 22 mount.

“We’re really excited to get this championship tonight and I can’t thank my whole team enough,” Golobic said with champagne flowing down his face. “It was really a great season overall and we definitely found some serious speed with this car. It means a lot to win the Taco Bravo title for the second time. Big thanks to all my family, friends and crew for the support that they give me. Now that we have the Taco Bravo title under our belts we look forward to completing the Civil War season on November 1 and hoping to get that one as well.”

Lemoore’s Carson Macedo earned the High Five Pizza Hard Charger Award coming from 13th to fourth in the feature. The 18-year-old also locked up a career best finish of second in the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo points. Last year’s Ocean Sprints champion Brad Furr of Stockton had a nice rebound from the September event to round out the top-five in the main event. The top-10 was completed by Sedalia, Missouri’s Jonathan Cornell, Bonnema, Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson, Riverdale’s Landon Hurst and Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto.

Heat race wins during the night went to Justin Sanders, Jerry Bonnema and Jonathan Cornell. Shane Golobic kicked off the night by setting his fourth Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time Award of the season, tying Brad Furr for the most in 2014. Nick Green earned the Beer Optics Hard Luck Award after getting upside down lining up for his heat race. Full results are available at www.oceanspeedway.com under the results tab.

 

 

CALIFORNIA BORN DRIVERS RULE THE ROOST IN ELDORA’S SPRINTACULAR

UNOH Sponsored Season Finale Draws 112 Sprint Cars as Abreu, Hannagan and Meseraull Win

ROSSBURG, OH (October 11) -- Horace Greeley may have coined the phrase “go west, young man, go west” for young folks seeking the opportunity to succeed, but in racing, the California drivers are saying “go east” to seek the gold as evidenced in Saturday’s season-closing UNOH Sprintacular at Eldora Speedway. Three drivers with Golden State heritage – Rice Abreu (All Star Sprints), Randy Hannagan (NRA Sprint Invaders) and Thomas Messeraul (BOSS Sprints) – prevailed over an assemblage of 112 Sprint Cars.

With a dominant season that found him securing his fifth career All Star title long before the final race, Dale Blaney captured Saturday’s dash and earned the pole position for the 30-lap finale. At that point, everyone assumed the main event would be a race to see who would finish behind Blaney.

When the green flag flew, it seemed that was exactly how the plot was going to play out. Randy Hannagan was giving a spirited chase and was soon joined by Greg Wilson and Christopher Bell, but deep in the pack, Abreu was on a mission.

He was out to spoil the Blaney streak and he made it very apparent. In some of the boldest moves seen in recent years around the high-banked one-half mile oval, Abreu set sail for the front.

At the end of one lap he was 7th, and within five laps was up to fifth. Two more laps passed and Abreu disposed of Bell and Wilson to move within inches of Hannagan in third.

The ensuing battle between Hannagan and Abreu allowed Blaney to open a sizeable lead. Five laps later Abreu shot past Hannagan and it was an all-out assault on Blaney. Putting his car within inches of the outer wall, Abrue reeled in Blaney and the duo put on a three-lap battle that held the crowd in awe. As the drivers did slide jobs on each other and peak speed, lapped traffic entered in to the mix it looked as if Blaney’s years of Eldora experience would give him the upper hand.

Abreu, in only his second season of racing at Eldora, did let that bother him. He was able to power past Blaney on lap 18 and despite a couple of close encounters in the closing stages, he was not to be denied.

He cruised to his first Eldora winged Sprint Car victory and the crowd erupted. Blaney crossed the line second, as Hannagan, Wilson and Ian Madsen completed the top five.

Hannagan and Wilson were unable to join the victory lane celebration as they immediately jumped behind the wheel of their NRA Sprint Invader entries to do yet another battle around Eldora.

When the green flag flew on their 20-lap chase, it was Hud Horton powering out front ahead of Butch Schroeder, Hannagan, Devon Dobie and Wilson. That lead was short-lived as former NRA champion Schroeder shot into the lead on lap 2 and began distancing himself ahead of the field.

One lap later, Hannagan also slid past Horton and his chase to the front was underway.

Not wanting to score another runner-up finish, Hannagan continually narrowed the gap between himself and the leader in the non-stop affair and just past the half-way mark, was able to move into the lead he was to hold to the finish.

Schroeder stayed within striking distance, but the night belonged to Hannagan. Crossing the line behind them were Dustin Daggett, Wilson and Ron Blair.

Closing out the night of all Sprint Car racing were the non-winged BOSS (Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series) as the focus shifted from speed to driving ability.

Referred to as ‘traditional’ sprints due their non-wing status, the 24-car field took to the high banks and in a completely different style of sideways racing through the turns.

Logan Jarrett took the lead at the green flag over Travis Hery, as Dallas Hewit and Derek Hastings joined in to make a four-car battle up front. Hery soon faded from the front as C.J. Leary was the next to post his challenge among the top four. At this point, Meseraull was mired in sixth spot.

As Jarrett slowly increased his lead, the cars behind him were stacking up in a four-wide battle around Eldora and swapping spots lap after lap. Mike Miller, who eventually claimed the BOSS 2014 championship title, soon through his cards into the mix and moved as high as third on lap six.

Hewitt broke free first and set sail after Jarrett, followed by Leary to set up a classic three-way war for top honors.

While those three were engaged in their battle, Meseraull slowly crept into the picture and within three laps went from fourth to the lead which he was able to hang on to, though the finish.

A late race caution flew for heat race winner Jarrett Andretti who stopped on the back stretch, but that failed to stop Meseraull’s momentum. Leary remained close through the checkered flag, as Hewitt, Jarrett and Miller fought their own battled to finish in that order and complete the top five.

With the completed the UNOH Sprintacular Eldora closed the books on its 61st consecutive season of racing.

Race fans and race teams can get behind-the-scenes access and updates on the 2015 campaign by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at Facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and view video highlights at YouTube.com/EldoraSpeedwayInc. Mobile device users can access the Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad and Android which are available for download via iTunes and Google Play.

-ES-

All Star Sprint

TIME TRIALS - 1. 14K-Dale Blaney [12.990]; 2. 1ST-Gary Taylor [13.026]; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan [13.028]; 4. 53-Chris Bell [13.031]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [13.038]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu [13.081]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [13.183]; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs [13.206]; 9. 59-Dean Jacobs [13.208]; 10. 9W-Derek Hagar [13.241]; 11. 5T-Travis Philo [13.255]; 12. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [13.256]; 13. 4-Danny Smith [13.267]; 14. 21-D.j. Foos [13.279]; 15. 00-Jim Nier [13.283]; 16. 13-Mark Dobmeier [13.324]; 17. 71M-Paul May [13.379]; 18. 13M- Brandon Matus [13.398]; 19. 24H-Brandon Wimmer [13.399]; 20. 4T-Tyler Courtney [13.411]; 21. 6-Jac Haudenschild [13.461]; 22. 56R-Ryan Myers [13.465]; 23. 09-Chris Andrews [13.497]; 24. 9X-Rob Chaney [13.510]; 25. 55F-Taylor Ferns [13.559]; 26. 59X-Bryan Nuckles [13.606]; 27. 15MH-Mitch Harble [13.654]; 28. 2M-Dustin Daggett [13.738]; 29. 06-Brandy Bower [13.743]; 30. 59J-Kirk Jeffries [13.930]; 31. 99D-Joshua Davis [14.018]; 32. 37-Mark Coleman [14.147]; 33. 76-Davey Jones [14.468]; 34. 33-Brent Matus [14.659]; 35. 91-Cole Thomas [99.999]; 36. 84-Jimmy Stinson [99.999];

HEAT 1 - 1. 6-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 3. 59-Dean Jacobs [4]; 4. 14K-Dale Blaney [6]; 5. 4T-Tyler Courtney [2]; 6. 55F-Taylor Ferns [7]; 7. 06-Brandy Bower [8]; 8. 76-Davey Jones [9]; 9. 4-Danny Smith [DNF];

HEAT 2 - 1. 71M-Paul May [2]; 2. 1ST-Gary Taylor [6]; 3. 21-D.j. Foos [3]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [5]; 5. 9W-Derek Hagar [4]; 6. 59J-Kirk Jeffries [8]; 7. 59X-Bryan Nuckles [7]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [9]; 9. 56R-Ryan Myers [DNF];

HEAT 3 - 1. 11N-Randy Hannagan [6]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [5]; 3. 09-Chris Andrews [1]; 4. 00-Jim Nier [3]; 5. 13M- Brandon Matus [2]; 6. 5T-Travis Philo [4]; 7. 15MH-Mitch Harble [7]; 8. 99D-Joshua Davis [8]; 9. 84-Jimmy Stinson [DNS];

HEAT 4 - 1. 24H-Brandon Wimmer [2]; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 3. 13-Mark Dobmeier [3]; 4. 53-Chris Bell [6]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]; 6. 2M-Dustin Daggett [DNF]; 7. 9X-Rob Chaney [DNF]; 8. 37-Mark Coleman [DNS];

DASH - 1. 14K-Dale Blaney [3]; 2. 11N-Randy Hannagan [2]; 3. 53-Chris Bell [1]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 6. 1ST-Gary Taylor [6];

B-FEATURE - 1. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 2. 2M-Dustin Daggett [8]; 3. 55F-Taylor Ferns [5]; 4. 4-Danny Smith [2]; 5. 15MH-Mitch Harble [7]; 6. 59X-Bryan Nuckles [6]; 7. 99D-Joshua Davis [11]; 8. 06-Brandy Bower [9]; 9. 59J-Kirk Jeffries [10]; 10. 33-Brent Matus [DNF]; 11. 76-Davey Jones [DNF]; 12. 56R-Ryan Myers [DNF]; 13. 9X-Rob Chaney [DNS]; 14. 37-Mark Coleman [DNS]; 15. 84-Jimmy Stinson [DNS];

A FEATURE - 1. 24-Rico Abreu [5]; 2. 14K-Dale Blaney [1]; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan [2]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [4]; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [7]; 6. 53-Chris Bell [3]; 7. 09-Chris Andrews [22]; 8. 5T-Travis Philo [11]; 9. 4-Danny Smith [13]; 10. 59-Dean Jacobs [9]; 11. 21-D.j. Foos [14]; 12. 24H-Brandon Wimmer [20]; 13. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [12]; 14. 00-Jim Nier [15]; 15. 6-Jac Haudenschild [21]; 16. 71M-Paul May [18]; 17. 9W-Derek Hagar [10]; 18. 4T-Tyler Courtney [17]; 19. 55F-Taylor Ferns [23]; 20. 13-Mark Dobmeier [DNF]; 21. 13M- Brandon Matus [DNF]; 22. 2M-Dustin Daggett [DNF]; 23. 1ST-Gary Taylor [DNF]; 24. 81-Lee Jacobs [DNF];

NRA Sprint

TIME TRIALS - 1. 22H-Randy Hannagan [14.154]; 2. 2M-Dustin Daggett [14.235]; 3. 20B-Butch Schroeder [14.326]; 4. 6S-Greg Wilson [14.355]; 5. 23-Devon Dobie [14.363]; 6. 28H-Hud Horton [14.434]; 7. 11-Tim Allison [14.438]; 8. 35-Ron Blair [14.447]; 9. 10B-Mitch Brown [14.454]; 10. 4A-Jon Agan [14.468]; 11. 83-Kyle Sauder [14.505]; 12. 6M-Max Stambaugh [14.686]; 13. 49-Shawn Dancer [14.688]; 14. 3R-Shane Ross [14.736]; 15. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr [14.759]; 16. 17-Jared Horstman [14.776]; 17. 33M-Beau Stewart [14.801]; 18. 15-Brandon Ferguson [14.833]; 19. 23P-Nick Patterson [14.854]; 20. 19-Jimmy Snead [14.873]; 21. 12R-Nick Roberts [14.942]; 22. 1H-Luke Hall [14.958]; 23. 38-Dennis Wagner [14.993]; 24. 23G-Joe Geibe [14.997]; 25. 4K-Chris Davis [16.213];

HEAT 1 - 1. 49-Shawn Dancer [2]; 2. 17-Jared Horstman [1]; 3. 22H-Randy Hannagan [6]; 4. 11-Tim Allison [4]; 5. 6S-Greg Wilson [5]; 6. 4A-Jon Agan [3]; 7. 23P-Nick Patterson [7]; 8. 4K-Chris Davis [9]; 9. 1H-Luke Hall [DNF];

HEAT 2 - 1. 83-Kyle Sauder [3]; 2. 2M-Dustin Daggett [6]; 3. 33M-Beau Stewart [1]; 4. 35-Ron Blair [4]; 5. 23-Devon Dobie [5]; 6. 38-Dennis Wagner [8]; 7. 3R-Shane Ross [2]; 8. 19-Jimmy Snead [DNF];

HEAT 3 - 1. 6M-Max Stambaugh [3]; 2. 20B-Butch Schroeder [6]; 3. 28H-Hud Horton [5]; 4. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr [2]; 5. 10B-Mitch Brown [4]; 6. 15-Brandon Ferguson [1]; 7. 12R-Nick Roberts [7]; 8. 23G-Joe Geibe [8];

B-FEATURE - 1. 4A-Jon Agan [1]; 2. 12R-Nick Roberts [6]; 3. 15-Brandon Ferguson [3]; 4. 3R-Shane Ross [2]; 5. 23G-Joe Geibe [9]; 6. 4K-Chris Davis [10]; 7. 38-Dennis Wagner [DNF]; 8. 23P-Nick Patterson [DNF]; 9. 19-Jimmy Snead [DNF]; 10. 1H-Luke Hall [DNS];

A FEATURE - 1. 22H-Randy Hannagan [6]; 2. 20B-Butch Schroeder [4]; 3. 2M-Dustin Daggett [5]; 4. 6S-Greg Wilson [3]; 5. 35-Ron Blair [8]; 6. 28H-Hud Horton [1]; 7. 10B-Mitch Brown [9]; 8. 23-Devon Dobie [2]; 9. 11-Tim Allison [7]; 10. 4A-Jon Agan [16]; 11. 83-Kyle Sauder [10]; 12. 6M-Max Stambaugh [11]; 13. 49-Shawn Dancer [12]; 14. 17-Jared Horstman [14]; 15. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr [13]; 16. 3R-Shane Ross [19]; 17. 12R-Nick Roberts [17]; 18. 23G-Joe Geibe [DNF]; 19. 15-Brandon Ferguson [DNF]; 20. 33M-Beau Stewart [DNF];

BOSS Non-Winged Sprint Cars

HEAT 1 - 1. 18M-Thomas Meseraull [3]; 2. 32M-Derek Hastings [4]; 3. 1M-Mike Moore [5]; 4. 3-Joe Butera [1]; 5. 53-Steve Little [7]; 6. 78-Adam Byrkett [9]; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore [6]; 8. 97F-Andy Fike [8]; 9. 6RR-Joe Ligouri [2];

HEAT 2 - 1. 57B-Brandon Spithaler [4]; 2. 82M-Mike Miller [7]; 3. 320-Bill Rose [9]; 4. 74-Jt Stapp [8]; 5. 24M-Adam Miller [1]; 6. 2DI-Dustin Ingle [3]; 7. 11X-David Applegate [DNS]; 8. 15-Brandon Whited [DNS]; 9. 41H-Jason Holt [DNS];

HEAT 3 - 1. 30-C.j. Leary [9]; 2. 40-Justin Grant [5]; 3. 77-Dustin Smith [2]; 4. 401K-Travis Berryhill [7]; 5. 17-Nick Bilbee [1]; 6. 83-Adam Cruea [4]; 7. 23S-Kyle Simon [6]; 8. 24P-Tyler Hewitt [3]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [DNS];

HEAT 4 - 1. 18-Jarett Andretti [5]; 2. 4-Michael Fischesser [1]; 3. 54-Matt Westfall [7]; 4. 5J-Joss Moffatt [2]; 5. 63-Huston Hewitt [4]; 6. 91X-Aaron Middaugh [8]; 7. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh [3]; 8. 59J-Kirk Jeffries [6]; 9. 14W-Chad Wilson [9];

HEAT 5 - 1. 22S-Dallas Hewitt [7]; 2. 21-Travis Hery [4]; 3. 26-Justin Owens [3]; 4. 12W-Kent Walter [9]; 5. 58-Jamie Fredrickson [1]; 6. 4U-Devon Huff [6]; 7. 2M-Max Mcghee [2]; 8. 7X-Evan Gindling [DNF]; 9. 4T-Josh Turner [DNS];

HEAT 6 - 1. 24-Landon Simon [2]; 2. 29-Logan Jarrett [6]; 3. 9N-Luke Hall [5]; 4. 0-Steve Irwin [3]; 5. 31-Chuck Wilson [8]; 6. 5-Bob Mcmillin [4]; 7. 48-Mike Burkin [1]; 8. 5S-Mark Silva [7];

B-FEATURE 1 - 1. 401K-Travis Berryhill [3]; 2. 17-Nick Bilbee [6]; 3. 53-Steve Little [4]; 4. 83-Adam Cruea [9]; 5. 24M-Adam Miller [5]; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore [10]; 7. 3-Joe Butera [1]; 8. 24P-Tyler Hewitt [15]; 9. 78-Adam Byrkett [7]; 10. 23S-Kyle Simon [12]; 11. 2DI-Dustin Ingle [8]; 12. 33-Brent Matus [17]; 13. 97F-Andy Fike [13]; 14. 74-Jt Stapp [DNF]; 15. 11X-David Applegate [DNF]; 16. 15-Brandon Whited [DNF]; 17. 41H-Jason Holt [DNF]; 18. 6RR-Joe Ligouri [DNS];

B-FEATURE 2 - 1. 12W-Kent Walter [2]; 2. 0-Steve Irwin [3]; 3. 5J-Joss Moffatt [1]; 4. 63-Huston Hewitt [4]; 5. 31-Chuck Wilson [6]; 6. 91X-Aaron Middaugh [7]; 7. 14W-Chad Wilson [16]; 8. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh [10]; 9. 5-Bob Mcmillin [9]; 10. 48-Mike Burkin [12]; 11. 59J-Kirk Jeffries [13]; 12. 5S-Mark Silva [15]; 13. 2M-Max Mcghee [11]; 14. 4U-Devon Huff [8]; 15. 58-Jamie Fredrickson [DNF]; 16. 7X-Evan Gindling [DNF]; 17. 4T-Josh Turner [DNF];

A FEATURE - 1. 18M-Thomas Meseraull [8]; 2. 30-C.j. Leary [6]; 3. 22S-Dallas Hewitt [3]; 4. 29-Logan Jarrett [1]; 5. 82M-Mike Miller [9]; 6. 4-Michael Fischesser [10]; 7. 57B-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 8. 320-Bill Rose [14]; 9. 0-Steve Irwin [22]; 10. 54-Matt Westfall [16]; 11. 32M-Derek Hastings [4]; 12. 77-Dustin Smith [15]; 13. 12W-Kent Walter [20]; 14. 17-Nick Bilbee [21]; 15. 5J-Joss Moffatt [24]; 16. 9N-Luke Hall [18]; 17. 26-Justin Owens [17]; 18. 18-Jarett Andretti [5]; 19. 21-Travis Hery [2]; 20. 1M-Mike Moore [13]; 21. 53-Steve Little [23]; 22. 24-Landon Simon [DNF]; 23. 401K-Travis Berryhill [DNF]; 24. 40-Justin Grant [DNF];

 

 

Valvoline Raceway

Sprintcar Association Of NSW, Track Championship Round 2.

TIME TRIALS – 1. Jamie Veal, 35V, 12.381 ; 2. Jordyn Brazier, 21Q, 12.391; 3. Toby Bell Bowen, 70N, 12.647; 4. Warren Ferguson, 32N, 12.680; 5. Jeremy Cross, 39N, 12.699; 6. Max Dumesny, 5V, 12.702; 7. Danny Reidy, 5NQ, 12.766; 8. Trevor Green, 11N, 12.773; 9. Matt Dumesny, 57V, 12.784; 10. Max Johnston, 38N, 12.794; 11. Marty Perovich, 17C, 12.796; 12. Ben Atkinson, 2N, 12.798; 13. Sam Walsh, 92N, 12.867; 14. Grant Tunks, 54N, 12.890; 15. Darryl Campbell, 28N, 12.896; 16. Roddy Bell Bowen, 7N, 12.932; 17. Robbie Farr, 7Q, 12.979; 18. Alex Orr, 43N, 13.016; 19. Ryan Davis, 95V, 13.035; 20. Kelly Linigen, 25N, 13.077; 21. Jimmy Matchett, 88N, 13.124; 22. James Thompson, 22N, 13.149; 23. Matt Jackson, 75N, 13.164; 24. Garry Rooke, 42N, 13.217; 25. Daniel Harding, 12W, 13.316; 26. Luke Nash, 84V, 13.325; 27. Steve Caunt, 9N, 13.339; 28. Dylan Jenkin, 51S, 13.352; 29. Andrew Wright, 78N, 13.360; 30. Brad Ayres, 11Q, 13.364; 31. Matt Young, 44N, 13.399; 32. Guy Stanshall, 18N, 13.452; 33. Michael Saller, 56N, 13.539; 34. Daniel Needham, 95N, 13.569; 35. Matthew Thomas, 45N, 13.645; 36. Jason Pryde, 51Q; 13.661. 37. Sean Dyson, 99N, 13.701; 38. Jackson Delamont, 48N, 13.773; 39. Kyle Caunt, 8N, 13.871; 40. Blake Skipper, 24N, 13.895; 41. Daniel Sayre, 3N, 13.948; 42. Terry Kelly, 37S, 13.949; 43. Bruce White, 96N, 14.051; 44. Mark Attard, 52N, 14.099; 45. Jason Davis, 31N, 14.116; 46. Brendan Scorgie, 57C, 14.158; 47. Seb Johnston, 80N, 14.196; 48. Lachlan Abbott, 18N, 14.214; 49. Gary Hann, 19C, 14.470; 50. Kim Becker, 55N, 15.524.

HEAT 1: (10 laps) 1. R Farr, 2. R Bell Bowen, 3. J Veal, 4. T Green, 5. Matt Dumesny, 6. D Harding, 7. L Nash, 8. D Needham, 9. J Delamont, 10. M Attard, 11. B Ayres, 12. M Jackson, 13. L Abbott. 2:14.524.

HEAT 2: (10 laps) 1. M Johnston, 2. G Rooke, 3. D Reidy, 4. A Orr, 5. J Brazier, 6. D Campbell, 7. M Young, 8. K Caunt, 9. M Thomas, 10. S Caunt, 11. D Sayre, (DNF) J Davis, (DNF) G Hann. NT.

HEAT 3: (10 laps) 1. J Thompson, 2. G Tunks, 3. M Perovich, 4. Max Du mesny, 5. T Bell Bowen, 6. R Davis, 7. D Jenkin, 8. B Skipper, 9. J Pryde, 10. G Stanshall, 11. S Johnston, 12. T Kelly. 2:18.047.

HEAT 4: (10 laps) 1. B Atkinson, 2. J Cross, 3. W Ferguson, 4. K Linigen, 5. S Walsh, 6. J Matchett, 7. A Wright, 8. B White, 9. K Becker. 10. M Saller, 11. B Scorgie, 12. (DNF) S Dyson. 2:20.600.

C MAIN: (10 Laps) 1. J Delamont, 2. K Caunt, 3. S Dyson, 4. B Skipper, 5. D Sayre, 6. M Attard, 7. S Johnston, 8. K Becker, 9. L Abbott, 10. G Hann, 11. B White, 12. J Davis, (DNF) T Kelly. NT.

DASH 1: ( 6 Laps ) 1. J Veal, 2. J Cross, 3. D Reidy, 4. T Bell Bowen, 5. R Farr, 6. M Johnston. 1:24.965.

DASH 2. ( 6 Laps ) 1. J Brazier, 2. Max Dumesny, 3. B Atkinson, 4. W Ferguson, 5. T Green, 6. J Thompson. 1:29.697.

B MAIN: ( 15 laps) 1. D Campbell, 2. R Davis, 3. A Wright, 4. D Harding, 5. M Young, 6. G Stanshall. 7. S Caunt, 8. J Delamont, 9. B Ayres, 10. J Pryde, 11. M Jackson, 12. L Nash, 13. M Saller, 14. M Thomas, 15. K Caunt, 16. J Matchett, (DNF) D Needham, (EXC) D Jenkin. NT.

A MAIN: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Jamie Veal (1), 2. Ben Atkinson (6), 3. Danny Reidy (5), 4. Max Dumesny (4), 5. Robbie Farr (9), 6. Matt Dumesny (13), 7. James Thompson (12), 8. Jeremy Cross (3), 9. Marty Perovich (14), 10. Trevor Green (10), 11. Toby Bell Bowen (7), 12. Darryl Campbell (17), 13. Andrew Wright (24), 14. Sam Walsh (15), 15. Daniel Harding (23), 16. Kelly Linigen (21), 17. Grant Tunks (16), 18. Alex Orr (19), 19. Ryan Davis (20), 20. Garry Rooke (22), (DNF) Max Johnston (11), (DNF) Jordyn Brazier (2), (DNF) Warren Ferguson (8), (DNF) Roddy Bell Bowen (18). NT.

A MAIN LAP LEADERS: Laps 1 - 30 Jamie Veal.

FASTEST LAP: Lap 30, Robbie Farr 14.592.

 

 

 Waynesfield Raceway Park

October 10, 2014 RACE RESULTS 2nd Annual Harvest of Sprints

K+L Ready Mix 360 Sprint Cars (25 Cars) [#]-Starting Position Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 6M-Max Stambaugh[1] 2. B20-Butch Schroeder[2] 3. 22H-Randy Hannagan[5] 4. 10-Mitch Brown[4] 5. 4S-Danny Smith[8] 6. 2M-Dustin Daggett[7] 7. 35-Ron Blair[6] 8. 9W-Derek Hagar[3]

Heat 2 - Biggies Coast 2 Coast (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 11-Tim Allison[1] 2. 6S-Greg Willson[4] 3. 83-Kyle Sauder[2] 4. 12J-Tyler Moore[3] 5. 23-Devon Dobie[8] 6. 28H-Hud Horton[5] 7. 5W-Jeff Williams[7] 8. 4K-Kris Davis[6]

Heat 3 - Texas Roadhouse (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 55F-Taylor Ferns[1] 2. 4-John Agan[4] 3. 12-Nick Roberts[2] 4. 33M-Beau Stewart[5] 5. 49-Shawn Dancer[6] 6. 11R-Chase Ridenhour[8] 7. 17-Jared Horstman[7] 8. 38-Dennis Wagner[9] 9. 22R-Kevin Roberts[3]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 22H-Randy Hannagan[4] 2. 6S-Greg Willson[6] 3. 10-Mitch Brown[1] 4. 4-John Agan[5] 5. 83-Kyle Sauder[3] 6. 9W-Derek Hagar[22] 7. B20-Butch Schroeder[7] 8. 28H-Hud Horton[17] 9. 17-Jared Horstman[21] 10. 35-Ron Blair[19] 11. 6M-Max Stambaugh[10] 12. 12-Nick Roberts[2] 13. 12J-Tyler Moore[11] 14. 49-Shawn Dancer[15] 15. 4S-Danny Smith[13] 16. 11R-Chase Ridenhour[18] 17. 33M-Beau Stewart[12] 18. 2M-Dustin Daggett[16] 19. 22R-Kevin Roberts[25] 20. 4K-Kris Davis[23] 21. 11-Tim Allison[9] 22. 23-Devon Dobie[14] 23. 5W-Jeff Williams[20] 24. 38-Dennis Wagner[24] 25. 55F-Taylor Ferns[8] Hard Charger: 9W-Derek Hagar[+16]

K+L Ready Mix Non Wing Sprint Cars (44 Cars) [#]-Starting Position Heat 1 - Thirsty's Beaverdam + Kalida (8 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 11D-Dave Darland[2] 2. 54-Matt Westfall[3] 3. 2B-Mike Dunlap[4] 4. 4P-Scotty Weir[6] 5. 29-Logan Jarret[9] 6. 14W-Chad Wilson[8] 7. 77-Austin Prock[5] 8. 96-Riley VanHise[1] 9. 18A-Jarret Andretti[7]

Heat 2 - Eagle Chassis (8 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 14-Cooper Clouse[4] 2. 12G-Chris Gurley[8] 3. 5S-Mark Silva[2] 4. 69R-Brian Gross[9] 5. 12-Kent Wolters[1] 6. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[3] 7. 68-Tyler Gunn[5] 8. 53-Steve Little[6]

Heat 3 - Maxim Chassis (8 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 82-Mike Miller[1] 2. 9N-Luke Hall[2] 3. 24-Landon Simon[3] 4. 40-Justin Grant[6] 5. 5A-Toby Alfrey[7] 6. 31-Chuck Wilson[4] 7. 63-Huston Hewitt[9] 8. 7M-Brandon Moore[8] 9. O1-Derrek Hammond[5]

Heat 4 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 2I-Dustin Ingle[1] 2. 30-CJ Leary[5] 3. 21-Travis Hery[4] 4. O-Steve Irwin[7] 5. 401K-Travis Berryhill[8] 6. 87-Paul Dues[2] 7. 32M-Derek Hastings[9] 8. 25B-Mark Blausey[6] 9. 17-Kevin Myers[3]

Heat 5 - Lima Powder Coating (8 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 18X-Thomas Meserawll[3] 2. 2M-Max McGhee[2] 3. 18TK-Todd Keen[5] 4. 24L-Lee Underwood[8] 5. 14C-Andy Conley[6] 6. 23S-Kyle Simon[7] 7. 1M-Mike Moore[1] 8. 42-Conner Donelson[4]

B-Main #1 - (10 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 40-Justin Grant[2] 2. 401K-Travis Berryhill[5] 3. 4P-Scotty Weir[1] 4. 24L-Lee Underwood[3] 5. 14W-Chad Wilson[6] 6. 23S-Kyle Simon[8] 7. 68-Tyler Gunn[9] 8. 42-Conner Donelson[13] 9. 32M-Derek Hastings[10] 10. 22S-Dallas Hewitt[15] 11. 31-Chuck Wilson[7] 12. 7M-Brandon Moore[12] 13. O1-Derrek Hammond[14] 14. 96-Riley VanHise[11] 15. 12-Kent Wolters[4]

B-Main #2 - (10 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 29-Logan Jarret[3] 2. O-Steve Irwin[2] 3. 5A-Toby Alfrey[4] 4. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[6] 5. 87-Paul Dues[7] 6. 77-Austin Prock[8] 7. 1M-Mike Moore[10] 8. 25B-Mark Blausey[12] 9. 63-Huston Hewitt[9] 10. 69R-Brian Gross[1] 11. 14C-Andy Conley[5] 12. 53-Steve Little[11]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 11D-Dave Darland[8] 2. 82-Mike Miller[6] 3. 54-Matt Westfall[3] 4. 18X-Thomas Meserawll[4] 5. 2B-Mike Dunlap[11] 6. 401K-Travis Berryhill[18] 7. 9N-Luke Hall[1] 8. 12G-Chris Gurley[2] 9. 30-CJ Leary[9] 10. 2M-Max McGhee[10] 11. 2I-Dustin Ingle[5] 12. 24-Landon Simon[13] 13. 4P-Scotty Weir[20] 14. O-Steve Irwin[19] 15. 29-Logan Jarret[17] 16. 5S-Mark Silva[12] 17. 21-Travis Hery[14] 18. 5A-Toby Alfrey[21] 19. 18TK-Todd Keen[15] 20. 14-Cooper Clouse[7] 21. 40-Justin Grant[16] Hard Charger: 401K-Travis Berryhill[+12]

Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints (21 Cars) [#]-Starting Position Heat 1 - Dales Concrete (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. OO-Michael Helterbran[2] 2. 5J-Jake Hesson[3] 3. 17-Darin Collin[1] 4. 28K-Ron Kimmel[4] 5. 39-Cole Roberson[6] 6. 65-Chris Bounds[7] 7. 28J-Jody Martin[5] Heat 2 - Valvoline Inst Oil Change (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 44-Ron Coleman[4] 2. 81H-Anthony Haas[2] 3. 22-Gunnar Lucius[3] 4. 55-Rob Winks[5] 5. 42-Ty Tilton[7] 6. 50-Craig Stower[1] 7. 63-Rick Irwin[6] Heat 3 - Hoosier tires (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 28H-Rod Henning[2] 2. 66-Chase Dunham[1] 3. 14G-Nick Daughrtey[4] 4. 14-Gary Campbell[3] 5. IVO-Andrew Heitkamp[6] 6. 11-Corey Bedwell[5] 7. 4X-Bradley Ashford[7] A-Main - (20 Laps) 1. 14G-Nick Daughrtey[1] 2. OO-Michael Helterbran[9] 3. 28H-Rod Henning[7] 4. 81H-Anthony Haas[5] 5. 28K-Ron Kimmel[10] 6. 11-Corey Bedwell[18] 7. 28J-Jody Martin[19] 8. 4X-Bradley Ashford[21] 9. IVO-Andrew Heitkamp[15] 10. 66-Chase Dunham[4] 11. 63-Rick Irwin[20] 12. 22-Gunnar Lucius[2] 13. 17-Darin Collin[3] 14. 44-Ron Coleman[8] 15. 5J-Jake Hesson[6] 16. 14-Gary Campbell[12] 17. 39-Cole Roberson[13] 18. 42-Ty Tilton[14] DNS. 55-Rob Winks DNS. 65-Chris Bounds DNS. 50-Craig Stower Hard Charger: 4X-Bradley Ashford[+13]

 

Virginia Sprint Series Race #16

Saturday October 4th 2014 Shenandoah Speedway Shenandoah, Va. IMCA RaceSaver Mid-Atlantic Division Brian Lawson Fly’s High on the Mountain

On a cool fall evening Brian Lawson used a high line move taking over the top spot and hold on for his third win of the year. Heat races kicked off the night of fast pavement racing for the winged sprinters with French Grimes and Brian Lawson winning those before it was off to the feature. Chris Ware and Anthony Linkenhoker paced the field with Linkenhoker out first and looking strong, Lawson was showing speed early getting around Ware chasing Anthony. Laps were clicking away with Jerald Harris and Tony Harris now part of the top four. Lap twelve was a rough one for French Grimes as debris cut a right front tire causing him to pound the concrete wall in turn one. At the green Linenhoker took off but Lawson got going a little better on the restart and the next lap he was around to top side and in to the lead. Jerald Harris was moving in as Tony Harris was fading. Jerald Harris made his way to second and with five to go the fight at the front was on. Harris tried every line the top side and getting to the inside but Lawson was on the white line and was not going to give it up as he held on and flashed under the waving checkered flag. At the line it was Brian Lawson, Jerald Harris, Tom Humphries, Anthony Linkenhoker, Ryan Price, Chris Ware, Carl Simmonds, Charlie Ware, Tony Harris, French Grimes and Billy Norfleet. Next Week it’s back to Shenandoah Speedway on Saturday October 11th for the season closing event. Thanks for your support Jim Haines Virginia Sprint Series IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series

 

Cherokee Speedway

GAFFNEY, S.C. – Harrisburg, North Carolina native Tony Grams locked up the 2014 Carolina RaceSaver 305 Sprint Car Series (CRSCS) championship in style on Saturday night at Cherokee Speedway – by taking the checkered flag in addition to the title hardware.

Grams took advantage of Jake McLain’s misfortune to take the lead when the latter broke coming to complete lap 14, then held on following two caution flags inside the final five laps to notch his eighth CRSCS win of 2014, after only needing to start the season-ending 20-lap feature to clinch his first series championship.

Grams led the opening lap from the pole position before McLain powered past in turn two to lead the next twelve laps before being bitten by his mechanical gremlins. McLain was able to make it to the infield, but a slowing Matt Hope on the next lap drew the caution at lap 15.

A second caution at lap 15 flew when Scott Lawrence, driving Mike Leraas’ backup car, looped his machine in turn four. The yellow was no consequence to Grams, however, who took off on the final restart and never looked back.

RaceSaver rookie Greg Smyre, from Hickory, North Carolina finished second, tying his career-best CRSS feature finish, and Mt. Ulla, North Carolina veteran Bill Moore completed the podium in the third spot.

Bobby Komisarski and Scott Lawrence rounded out the top five – the final cars on the lead lap at the finish.

Grams also won the RaceSaver First Heat over Mike Leraas, and Lawrence held off Jake McLain for the win in the RaceSaver Second Heat.

With the conclusion of the 2014 season, the Carolina RaceSaver Sprint Series looks toward the 2015 season, and a full schedule of events will be announced during the offseason.

RESULTS: Carolina RaceSaver 305 Sprint Car Series; Cherokee Speedway; October 4, 2014

RaceSaver First Heat: Tony Grams, Mike Leraas, Greg Smyre, Matt Hope, Dave Thorman, Sonny Stroud (DNS).

RaceSaver Second Heat: Scott Lawrence, Jake McLain, Bill Moore, Bobby Komisarski, Darren Hasty.

Carolina RaceSaver 305 Sprint Car Series at Cherokee Speedway Main Event: 20-laps

1. #22 – Tony Grams, 2. #87 – Greg Smyre, Hickory, NC 3. #06 – Bill Moore, Mt. Ulla, NC 4. #17 – Bobby Komisarski, 5. #77S – Scott Lawrence, 6. #77 – Mike Leraas, Kernersville, NC 7. #12 – Darren Hasty, 8. #5 – Dave Thorman, Greenville, SC 9. #28H – Matt Hope, York, SC 10. #67 – Jake McLain, Indian Trail, NC 11. #5S – Sonny Stroud, Marietta, SC (DNS)

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SODS Champion Crowned, Seven Features Heat up Plymouth Speedway

By: Anita Soltis

(Plymouth, IN) The Sprints on Dirt Series (SODS) has a 2014 champion and seven classes of cars took to the track on a chilly Northern Indiana evening for a wild night of racing.

The Super Modifieds hadn’t been at the Playground of Power in about forty years, but they proved that they still can make some noise. The caution-free feature found an early battle for the lead for the front row starters, Brent Eberle and Bill Layton. They had a rough time staying in those spots, especially with the car that Dave Gross had. Gross started next to last and made up a lot of ground to take over the top spot by lap six. It was smooth sailing for Gross after that with Tommy Hathaway picking up the second spot and Jim Hubbard in third. Hubbard also came from the back to place in the top three.

The SODS had a tough points battle for the lead with Ryan Ruhl and Dustin Daggett and this was the final race to determine the champion. Ruhl had come into this race 12 points ahead of Daggett and Ruhl would fight early to keep it that way. Ruhl started on the outside pole while Daggett started eighth. Ruhl took the early lead in the race and Daggett slowly made this way to fifth by the fifth lap. It appeared that Ruhl had the handle on this race until two lapped cars got into trouble in front of him and collected him in a three car pileup in turn one about halfway through the 25-lap contest. Ruhl would quickly get to the pits to make repairs, but he would restart the race at the tail. By this time, Rico Abreu had moved up the field from starting tenth and was poised to make a move. Scotty Thiel would go to the point after the caution but he and Jim Lingar would get jumbled up in between turns three and four which handed over the lead to Abreu. By that time, only four laps were left in the race and Abreu was able to keep the lead and took home the trophy. Shawn Dancer finished second and Dustin Daggett was third. Ruhl finished eighth.

Dustin Daggett was crowned the 2014 SODS champion - his fifth championship in the series.

The Dickies Restaurant 600 Sprints feature found a new winner. Eric Saunders started on the pole and kept that lead through the entire event to collect his first feature win in his sprint car career. Sam Kimmel, Chad Hartzell and Nick Yoder were vying for positions behind him. Yoder moved into the second spot early while Kimmel moved to third. That’s how the running order stayed throughout most of the feature, even through two caution situations.

Travis Wolford won his heat race and he was looking for a win in the Super Street feature. He and Jerrad Krick started on the front row and battled for the top spot. Wolford quickly went to the front and didn’t look back. David Short moved his way through traffic to get to the second spot by lap 10. A caution came out which bunched up the field and gave Short a chance to go for the lead. He would give it a good try with two laps to go but couldn’t make the pass. Wolford won the race with Short in second and Jerrad Krick in third.

The Swan Lake Resorts UMP Modifieds put on a great show with a new face in Victory Lane. Darren Wireman was the early leader but found himself in the outside wall after coming into contact with Todd Sherman after a couple of laps. Josh Scott then battled side by side with Derek Losh for clean air after the caution and would get the lead after a couple of intense laps. Losh would tuck in behind Scott while Todd Sherman would round out the top three. That’s how they raced and placed for the rest of the quick 20-lap feature.

The Thunder Stock division saw a little more action with a green-white-checkered finish. Jim Henson jumped to the lead early but couldn’t hold off Bryce Shidler. By lap three, the pair battled side by side for two laps before Shidler took over the lead. Two quick cautions happened after Shidler took the lead on lap five but it wouldn’t slow him down. Shidler, Henson and Eric Brown, who started sixth, bunched up on the restart on lap eight and were all looking for the lead. Shidler had a solid lead by lap 10. Brown continued to battle Henson for the second spot but couldn’t get enough speed to make a pass. On the last lap of the feature, a caution came out for a blown motor which set up a three lap dash. Shidler was able to keep his lead and Eric Brown tried again to get second from Henson but ran out of race. Shidler picked up the win with Henson in second and Brown in third.

The final feature of the night showcased the Cyber Stock division. Four drivers took a wild ride on the first lap coming out of turn three which caused a red flag. One driver was evaluated for minor injuries. When the race went green, a tire came off the No. 85 driven by Richard Loraft which caused another quick caution. While all of this was happening, Ryan Lagestee enjoyed the race lead. That would only last until Guy Sutton caught up to him by lap seven. Eryn Hartz tried to take second from Lagestee but couldn’t make the pass once the checkered flag flew. Guy Sutton won the race with Lagestee in second and Eryn Hartz rounding out the top three.

It’s a big night of racing on Saturday, Oct. 11 with the Lane Automotive 50 Race of Champions, presented by All Star Performance, Cometic Gasket, Inc., and JE Pistons with K1 Technologies. Come on Friday with track action beginning at 7:15 p.m. Racing on Saturday starts at 7 p.m. ET. Don’t miss the final race of the year at the Playground of Power!

For more information, visit www.plymouthspeedway.net.

 

 

Valvoline Raceway

Sprintcar Association Of NSW, Track Championship Round 1. Brian Healey 410 Sprintcar Cup.

TIME TRIALS – 1. Max Johnston, 38N, 12.314 ; 2. Robbie Farr, 7Q, 12.353; 3. Toby Bell Bowen, 70N, 12.367; 4. Roddy Bell Bowen, 7N, 12.379; 5. Kelly Linigen, 25N, 12.410; 6. Jamie Veal, 35V, 12.459; 7. Danny Reidy, 5NQ, 12.459; 8. Trevor Green, 11N, 12.549; 9. Ben Atkinson, 2N, 12.585; 10. Jordyn Brazier, 21Q, 12.590; 11. Paul Jeffrey, 12N, 12.666; 12. Marty Perovich, 17C, 12.679; 13. Warren Ferguson, 32N, 12.699; 14. James Thompson, 22N, 12.703; 15. Darryl Campbell, 28N, 12.714; 16. Jeremy Cross, 39N, 12.791; 17. Jack Lee, 25V, 12.811; 18. Jackson Delamont, 48N, 12.827; 19. Steve Caunt, 9N, 12.856; 20. Ryan Davis, 95V, 12.883; 21. Peter Gordon, 14N, 12.927; 22. Max Dumesny, 5V, 12.973; 23. Andrew Wright, 78N, 12.991; 24. Jimmy Matchett, 88N, 13.005; 25. Mark Attard, 52N, 13.020; 26. Michael Saller, 56N, 13.021; 27. Matt Dumesny, 57V, 13.041; 28. Glen Sutherland, 20S, 13.046; 29. Kyle Caunt, 8N, 13.050; 30. Sam Walsh, 92N, 13.069; 31. Grant Tunks, 54N, 13.088; 32. Michael Jordan, 34N, 13.095; 33. Daniel Needham, 95N, 13.118; 34. Troy Little, 98N, 13.118; 35. Brad Ayers, 11Q, 13.133; 36. Jeff Lawler, 41N; 13.162. 37. Sean Dyson, 99N, 13.221; 38. Jason Pryde, 51Q, 13.261; 39. Alex Orr, 43N, 13.268; 40. Garry Rooke, 42N, 13.282; 41. Daniel Harding, 12W, 13.359; 42. Blake Skipper, 24N, 13.383; 43. Shane Sheedy, 64N, 13.472; 44. Luke Nash, 84V, 13.553; 45. Dean Thomas, 5N, 13.566; 46. Brendan Scorgie, 57C, 13.643; 47. Daniel Sayre, 3N, 13.669; 48. Matt Jackson, 75N, 13.681; 49. Lachlan Abbott, 16N, 13.816; 50. Seb Johnston, 80N, 13.939; 51. Brendan Rallings, 65N, 14.552; 52. Jason Davis, 31N, 14.783; 53. Terry Kelly, 37S, 14.851; 54. Matthew Thomas, 45N, 19.157.

NON QUAL: (8 laps) 1. L Abbott, 2. M Thomas, 3. B Rallings, 4. T Kelly, (DNF) J Davis, EXC S Johnston. 1:53.964.

HEAT 1: (10 laps) 1. J Lee, 2. B Atkinson, 3. T Green, 4. M Johnston, 5. J Matchett, 6. J Cross, 7. D Harding, 8. M Attard, 9. K Caunt, (DNF) S Dyson, (DNF) D Thomas, (DNF) D Needham. NT.

HEAT 2: (10 laps) 1. R Farr, 2. A Wright, 3. J Brazier, 4. D Reidy, 5. J Delamont, 6. D Campbell, 7. T Little, 8. B Skipper, 9. B Saller, 10. B Scorgie, (DNF) J Pryde. NT.

HEAT 3: (10 laps) 1. S Caunt, 2. J\Max Dumesny, 3. J Veal, 4. J Thompson, 5. T Bell Bowen, 6. Matt Dumesny, 7. P Jeffrey, 8. S Sheedy, 9. A Orr, 10. B Ayres, 11. D Sayre, (DNF) G Tunks. 2:12.795.

HEAT 4: (10 laps) 1. R Davis, 2. P Gordon, 3. W Ferguson, 4. M Perovich, 5. R Bell Bowen, 6. K Linigen, 7. G Sutherland, 8. G Rooke, 9. L Nash. 10. M Jordan, 11. J Lawler, 12. M Jackson. NT.

C MAIN: (10 Laps) 1. G Rooke, 2. S Dyson, 3. D Harding, 4. A Orr, 5. L Nash, 6. S Sheedy, 7. B Skipper, 8. M Thomas, 9. S Johnston, 10. B Scorgie, 11. L Abbott, 12. M Jackson, 13. B Rallings. NT.

B MAIN: ( 15 laps) 1. D Campbell, 2. J Cross, 3. Matt Dumesny, 4. K Linigen, 5. T Little, 6. M Attard. 7. G Sutherland, 8. S Walsh, 9. G Rooke, 10. J Lawler, 11. K Caunt, 12. B Ayres, 13. S Dyson, 14. M Jordan, (DNF) M Saller, (DNF) G Tunks, (DNF) P Jeffrey. 3:27.006

DASH 1: ( 6 Laps ) 1. T Bell Bowen, 2. J Veal, 3. M Johnston, 4. T Green, 5. S Caunt, 6. J Brazier. 1:19.614.

DASH 2. ( 6 Laps ) 1. R Farr, 2. R Bell Bowen, 3. D Reidy, 4. B Atkinson, 5. R Davis, 6. J Lee. 1:17.465.

BRIAN HEALEY 410 CUP: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Jamie Veal (3), 2. Roddy Bell Bowen (4), 3. Toby Bell Bowen (1), 4. Danny Reidy (6), 5. Jack Lee (12), 6. Max Johnston (5), 7. Ben Atkinson (8), 8. Matt Dumesny (24), 9. Robbie Farr (2), 10. Max Dumesny (21), 11. James Thompson (16), 12. Ryan Davis (10), 13. Jimmy Matchett (23), 14. Steve Caunt (9), 15. Marty Perovich (14), 16. Andrew Wright (22), 17. Kelly Linigen (13), 18. Peter Gordon (20), 19. Trevor Green (7), (DNF) Jackson Delamont (19), (DNF) Warren Ferguson (15), (DNF) Jeremy Cross (18), (DNF) Jordyn Brazier (11), (DNF) Darryl Campbell (17). NT.

A MAIN LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-9 Toby Bell Bowen, Laps 10 – 30 Jamie Veal.

FASTEST LAP: Lap 2, Toby Bell Bowen 12.992.

 

 

Stevie Smith Tops Stout Field to Earn $20,000, Inaugural Dirt Classic Honors

It was truly a night to remember at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday. When the checkered flag waved and the first annual Dirt Classic Presented by Kasey Kahne was in the books, it’s hard to guess who had the biggest smile on their face at the end of the night.

>From feature winner Stevie Smith to Kasey Kahne himself, the event was an impressive undertaking and a wild success for both the fans and the racers – it truly seemed like everyone left the track with a grin.

The night kicked off with qualifying for the stout 52-car field. Locals Lance Dewease and Stevie Smith topped the time trial charts with the same time of 13.329, clocking in at an average of 101.283 mph. Fans could tell from the beginning that the locals would be well-matched by the invading teams, with an even mix of competitors in the top ten in points after qualifying. Third through tenth were Lucas Wolfe, Gerard McIntyre, Jr., Brandon Rahmer, Minnesota’s Craig Dollansky, Ohio’s Dale Blaney, North Carolina’s Dave Blaney, Brian Montieth, and Iowa’s Lynton Jeffrey.

Eighteenth and 32nd qualifiers were randomly selected to earn $500 gift certificates from marketing partner ti22 Performance – Tim Glatfelter and Brian Leppo were the recipients.

“The local competition is tough here so I’m glad to see that both the bigger traveling teams and the local guys put on a show and had a shot at the purse,” Kasey Kahne said.

>From qualifying on, the unique format was showcased with the first set of 10-lap heats lined up by time trial results. Dewease, Smith, Dave Blaney, McIntyre and Danny Dietrich winning their heats and $200 each for the honor. Things got interesting, though, for some local favorites when points were tallied after the first round as Montieth and Brent Marks were unable to complete their heats due to mechanical failures.

The second set of heats went green with a different look – lined up with an eight-car invert based on time trials. Adam Wilt, Greg Hodnett, Steve Owings, Marks and Shane Stewart took advantage of new starting positions to win heats 6 – 10 and earned $200 a piece.

The C-Main saw Brian Carber and Tyler Ross transferring into the 15-lap B-Main, which was stacked with competitive cars including Marks, Montieth, Jeffrey, Billy Dietrich, both Rahmers, and Ryan Taylor. Marks, Montieth, Billy Dietrich and Freddie Rahmer were able to advance to the A-Main.

Points were quickly tallied and the officials set the final lineup for the 40-lap feature event, with Smith and Dewease having earned the highest points totals and the pole positions.

When the green flag dropped on the main event, Dewease grabbed the lead, looking strong in the first lap. But Smith would make a pass in turns one and two of the second lap that would eventually earn he and his car owners, Fred Rahmer and David Pritchard, the biggest check of the night. Smith fought hard for the win over Dewease and Shane Stewart through heavy lapped traffic to garner the largest paycheck in Lincoln Speedway history and his 26th career win at the track.

“You know what, it's the position they put me in," Smith said of his owners and crew as he held a $20,000 check and a custom-designed trophy made by Moose Blocks. And what a position it was, combining a strong car and impeccable driving from Smith.

"This one means a lot,” Smith said. “Fred and my dad…I'm a long way back from those guys, but we took $20,000 out of here. I just want to thank Kasey Kahne, Jarrod and Shannon [Adams], Alan Kreitzer and Lincoln Speedway."

With ten heat races and a mad 40-lap dash to the checkered flag, the fans, like Smith, were never short on racing excitement. But the experience went far beyond the track, with interviews and appearances by a number of racing greats including Kasey Kahne, Kyle Larson, Brad Doty, Kelly Kahne, Dave and Dale Blaney, Fred Rahmer, and Lee Stauffer, who re-debuted the famed Apple #12 car with Brian Leppo at the wheel.

“The idea for the Dirt Classic was to give back to the local racers and I think we started something that we can grow in the future,” Kahne said.

THE DIRT CLASSIC PRESENTED BY KASEY KAHNE Final Results

Feature (40 Laps) - 1. 51S-Stevie Smith ($20,000); 2. 14-Lance Dewease ($4,000); 3. 2-Shane Stewart ($2,500); 4. 87-Alan Krimes ($2,250); 5. 27-Greg Hodnett ($2,000); 6. 14K-Dale Blaney ($1,700); 7. 48-Danny Dietrich ($1,600); 8. 98H-Dave Blaney ($1,500); 9. 52-Austin Hogue ($1,400); 10. 1*-Tim Wagaman ($1,300); 11. 19M-Brent Marks ($1,100); 12. 69-Tim Glatfelter ($1,000); 13. 94-Ryan Smith ($900); 14. 51-Freddie Rahmer ($800); 15. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr. ($700); 16. 07-Justin Henderson ($650); 17. 15-Adam Wilt ($600); 18. 35-Steve Owings ($600); 19. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe (DNF) ($600); 20. 7-Craig Dollansky (DNF) ($600); 21. 8-Billy Dietrich (DNF) ($600); 22. 21-Brian Montieth (DNF) ($600); 23. 59-Jim Siegel (DNF) ($600); 24. 92-Niki Young (DNF) ($600).

Lap Leaders – Lance Dewease (1), Stevie Smith (2-40)

1st Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 14-Lance Dewease ($200); 2. 7-Craig Dollansky; 3. 92-Niki Young; 4. 16C-Adrian Shaffer; 5. 11C-Cory Haas; 6. 15-Adam W

2nd Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 51S-Stevie Smith ($200); 2. 14K-Dale Blaney; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 69H-Shane Hoff; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 7. 12A-Brian Leppo; 8. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 9. 21T-Scott Fisher; 10. 24B-Dustin Baney; 11. 14X-Floyd Billington.

3rd Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 98H-Dave Blaney ($200); 2. 1-Lucas Wolfe; 3. 52-Austin Hogue; 4. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 5. 37-JJ Grasso; 6. 2-Ryan Wilson; 7. 35-Steve Owings; 8. 85-Nathan Berwager; 9. 27X-Brandon Spithaler; 10. 75-Nicole Bower.

4th Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.($200); 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 07-Justin Henderson; 4. 94-Ryan Smith; 5. 20-Ryan Taylor; 6. 8C-Brian Carber; 7. 10-Carl Bowser; 8. 19M-Brent Marks (DNF); 9. 1080-Jordon Mackison (DNF); DNS – 21-Brian Montieth.

5th Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 48-Danny Dietrich ($200); 2. 2-Shane Stewart; 3. 12-Lynton Jeffrey; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 5. 8-Billy Dietrich; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody; 7. 5-Tyler Ross; 8. 71X-Bill Stine; 9. 2D-Chase Dietz; 10. 12-Mike Bittinger.

6th Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 15-Adam Wilt ($200); 2. 45-Kevin Nagy; 3. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 4. 14-Lance Dewease; 5. 92-Niki Young; 6. 11C-Cory Haas; 7. 7-Craig Dollansky; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard; 9. 16C-Adrian Shaffer; 10. 44-Joey Hershey; DNS – 95-Hunter Mackison.

7th Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 27-Greg Hodnett ($200); 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 51S-Stevie Smith; 4. 14K-Dale Blaney; 5. 69H-Shane Hoff; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher; 9. 14X-Floyd Billington; 10. 24B-Dustin Baney; 11. 12A-Brian Leppo (DNF).

8th Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 35-Steve Owings ($200); 2. 52-Austin Hogue; 3. 75-Nicole Bower; 4. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 5. 98H-Dave Blaney; 6. 85-Nathan Berwager; 7. 2-Ryan Wilson; 8. 1-Lucas Wolfe; 9. 37-JJ Grasso; 10. 27X-Brandon Spithaler.

9th Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 19M-Brent Marks ($200); 2. 94-Ryan Smith; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 20-Ryan Taylor; 5. 07-Justin Henderson; 6. 21-Brian Montieth; 7. 8C-Brain Carber; 8. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 9. 10-Carl Bowser; 10. 1080-Jordon Mackison (DNF).

10th Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 2S-Shane Stewart ($200); 2. 8-Billy Dietrich; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 99M-Kyle Moody; 5. 12-Mike Bittinger; 6. 2D-Chase Dietz; 7. 5-Tyler Ross; 8. 71X-Bill Stine; 9. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 10. 12L-Lynton Jeffrey.

C-Main (12 Laps/Top-2 Advance to B-Main) – 1. 8C-Brian Carber; 2. 5-Tyler Ross; 3. 2D-Chase Dietz; 4. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 5. 85-Nathan Berwager; 6. 27X-Brandon Spithaler; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard; 8. 24-Dustin Baney; 9. 14X-Floyd Billington; DNS – 12A-Brian Leppo, 44-Joey Hershey, 1080-Jordon Mackison, 10-Carl Bowser, 95-Hunter Mackison.

B-Main (15 Laps/Top-4 Advance to A-Main) – 1. 19M-Brent Marks ($-); 2. 21-Brian Montieth ($-); 3. 8-Billy Dietrich ($-); 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer ($-); 5. 20-Ryan Taylor ($300); 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer ($250); 7. 12L-Lynton Jeffrey ($200); 8. 16C-Adrian Shaffer ($190); 9. 45-Kevin Nagy ($180); 10. 99M-Kyle Moody ($170); 11. 37-JJ Grasso ($160); 12. 69H-Shane Hoff ($150); 13. 21T-Scott Fisher ($140); 14. 11C-Cory Haas ($130); 15. 8C-Brian Carber ($120); 16. 5-Tyler Ross ($110); 17. 75-Nicole Bower ($100); 18. 2-Ryan Wilson ($100); 19. 71X-Bill Stine ($100); 20. 12-Mike Bittinger (DNF) ($100).

Time Trials – 1. 14-Lance Dewease, 13.329 (101.283 mph); 2. 51S-Stevie Smith, 13.329; 3. 1-Lucas Wolfe, 13.395; 4. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr., 13.413; 5. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 13.446; 6. 7-Craig Dollansky, 13.505; 7. 14K-Dale Blaney, 13.523; 8. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.556; 9. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.559; 10. 12L-Lynton Jeffrey, 13.592; 11. 16C-Adrian Shaffer, 13.615; 12. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.625; 13. 52-Austin Hogue, 13.633; 14. 87-Alan Krimes, 13.649; 15. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.661; 16. 92-Niki Young, 13.668; 17. 59-Jim Siegel, 13.684; 18. 69-Tim Glatfelter, 13.692; 19. 07-Justin Henderson, 13.696; 20. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.704; 21. 1*-Tim Wagaman, 13.726; 22. 21T-Scott Fisher, 13.727; 23. 37-JJ Grasso, 13.728; 24. 94-Ryan Smith, 13.755; 25. 71X-Bill Stine, 13.758; 26. 11C-Cory Haas, 13.788; 27. 69H-Shane Hoff, 13.788; 28. 2-Ryan Wilson, 13.809; 29. 20-Ryan Taylor, 13.839; 30. 12-Mike Bittinger, 13.846; 31. 45-Kevin Nagy, 13.850; 32. 12A-Brian Leppo, 13.878; 33. 35-Steve Owings, 13.906; 34. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.906; 35. 8-Billy Dietrich, 13.907; 36. 15-Adam Wilt, 13.935; 37. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 13.940; 38. 75-Nicole Bower, 13.944; 39. 1080-Jordon Mackison, 13.967; 40. 99M-Kyle Moody, 13.974; 41. 44-Joey Hershey, 13.992; 42. 24B-Dustin Baney, 14.022; 43. 27X-Brandon Spithaler, 14.029; 44. 8C-Brian Carber, 14.040; 45. 5-Tyler Ross, 14.049; 46. 95-Hunter Mackison, 14.090; 47. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 14.096; 48. 85-Nathan Berwager, 14.142; 49. 10-Carl Bowser, 14.144; 50. 2D-Chase Dietz, 14.245; 51. 49H-Bradley Howard, 14.384; 52. 14X-Floyd Billington, 14.836.

Top-Two Lernerville finishers: 27X – Brandon Spithaler ($250); 10 – Carl Bowser ($150).

About The Dirt Classic Presented By Kasey Kahne: NASCAR star Kasey Kahne has enjoyed racing success in Central Pennsylvania as a fan, driver, car owner and promoter. With his roots in winged sprint car racing and a respect for the passion of the sprint car faithful, Kahne has created The Dirt Classic Presented by Kasey Kahne. The first annual event will feature two $5,000-to-win qualifying races before the $20,000-to-win race at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., on Saturday, Sept. 27. For more information about the event, visit www.DirtClassic.com, follow along on Twitter at twitter.com/DirtClassic and Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheDirtClassic.

 

 

FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT BIG SUCCESS SMITH, MONTGOMERY, JOHNSON WINNERS! VETERAN DRIVERS RISE TO OCCASSION

Atomic Speedway September 27, 2014

By Scott wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-Fan Appreciation Night #2--Petland Night--went into the record books Saturday with one of the original 'Outlaws' Danny Smith, Chillicothe, Ohio bringing home the win in the potent 410 sprint car division. Another Veteran and former track champion, Jason Montgomery, Jackson, Ohio claimed the AMRA Late Model main, while veteran Kenny Johnson won his 18th AMRA Octane/Advanced Services Modified feature of the year. Steven Partin won the Ohio Valley Roofers legends race and Tim Howard won the enduro. Danny Smith jumped into the early lead and rode into the sunset and on to victory lane. A great battle between Nathan Skaggs and Ryan Broughton highlighted early action as Danny Smith zoomed into lapped traffic by lap four. On a restart, Smith again blasted into the lead with Jimmy Stinson in second. Smith was the master in traffric although in the mid-portions of the race, Stinson stayed within striking distance. Meanwhile, Jimmy Nier was working on a 10th place to fourth place run. Stinson's mount was sidelined late in the race to bring out a caution. With Smith well out in front, the battle of the night was a 10-lap shootout between Ryan Myers and Jimmy Nier. Myers finally sacked Nier with a few laps to go for third. Youngster Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Indiana with the Buckeye Traveler Rick Ferkel turning the wrenches finished 5th. Rounding out the top ten were Smith, Nathan Skaggs, Ryan Myers, Jim Nier, Parker Price-Miller, Mark Imler, Ryan Broughton, Kory Crabtree, Adam Strausser and Kirk Jeffries. In the Late Model feature Jason Montgomery shared a similar script in posting the big win. J.T. Conley gave chase, but the youngster was no match for Montgomery's blitz in traffic. After a caution, just a few laps past the midway point, Conley made a bid on the restart, but Montgomery throttled up and roared on to victory. Terry Lanigan ran a strong third the entire race and held off Greggie Oliver and Chad Smith for a top five. Rounding out the line-up were Montgomery, J.T. Conley, Terry Lanigan, Greggie Oliver, Chad Smith, Kevin Wagner, Chris Shannon, Randy Wynett, Rick Shannon, Willie Bigham, and Brandon Thompson. In the Modified feature Kenny "Worth the Price of Admission" Johnson picked up win #18 after race-long battles with Greggie Oliver and Dave Fireball Pinkerton. Steve Clemmons and Brian Whiteman continued to have good runs in the latter half of the season, while young guns Seth Daniels and Evan Seitz had strong finishes. Rounding out the top ten were Kenny Johnson, Greggie Oliver, Dave Pinkerton, Steve Clemmons, Kevin Morehouse(was DQ'ed after race), Brian Whiteman, Seth Daniels, Evan Seitz, Donnie Miller, Matt Edminston, and Trevor Chaney. Tim Howard won the enduro and Steven Partin won the Ohio Valley Roofers Legends feature after a great battle with Josh Francis. Veteran Chillicothe driver Josh Davis thrilled fans with rides in the OVSCA Billy Jarrell-owned two-seater sprint car. Atomic hosts the first-annual Bob Crace, Sr. Memorial paying $5,000 to win for Late Models this Saturday night along with $2,500 to win for 410 Sprint cars and $1,000 to win for Modifieds plus Enduro's. This Mega-event has a modest $15 general admission with a $35 Pit Pass. Pit gates open at 2 p.m. and main gates at 4 p.m. Warm-ups are at 6 p.m. This will be the first-ever event for the Dirt Track Racing Championship Series (DTRC). The inaugural event at the October 4 Bob Crace, Sr. Memorial will run as part of season championship night. The DTRC is the brainchild of longtime race promoter Mike Jewell. As part of this event Jewell will be presenting the winner with the "Legendary Trophy" that is on display at Atomic. The Crace Memorial will pay $5,000 to the winner! For more information please call 740-703-9749 or 740-663-4141 or visit the Atomic Speedway website at <<< www.atomicspeedway.net >>> Atomic is located 12 miles South of Chillicothe, Ohio off SR 23, two miles out Blain Highway between Chillicothe, Ohio and Waverly, Ohio at Alma.

Upcoming Schedule

October 4-Season Championships: $2,500 to win Sprints & BOB CRACE SR MEMORIAL- $5,000 to win DTRC/AMRA Late Models, plus $1,000 to win Modifieds and Dreadland Haunted Woods Enduro October 11- Cancer Awareness Night: Sprints, Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods October 18-No Racing

October 23-24-25 Open Wheel Championships! Three Big Nights of Open Wheel Racing!

The Summary: Atomic Speedway September 27, 2014 PINE TREE TOWING AND RECOVERY 410 Sprints (28) B-Main: Nate Reeser, Jesse McCreary, Dustin Webber, Cody Gardner, Brandy Bower, Rick Fraley, John Steed, Jeff Conrad, Kevin Shelbo, Brandon Conkle, Dean Kester, Randy Fink

Feature:Danny Smith, Nathan Skaggs, Ryan Myers, Jim Nier, Parker Price-Miller, Mark Imler, Ryan Broughton, Kory Crabtree, Adam Strausser, Kirk Jeffries, Aaron Higgins, Dave Smith, Nate Reeser, Jesse McCreary, Jamie Myers, Mark Coleman, Cody Gardner, Jimmy Stinson, Dustin Webber, Ron Blair

GULLION ENTERPRISES AMRA LATE MODELS (11) Feature: Jason Montgomery, JT Conley, Terry Lanigan, Greggie Oliver, Chad Smith, Kevin Wagner, Chris Shannon, Randy Wynett, Rick Shannon, Willie Bigham, Brandon Thompson.

ADVANCE SERVICES H & C AMRA MODIFIEDS (16) Feature: Kenny Johnson, Greggie Oliver, Dave Pinkerton, Steve Clemmons, Brian Whiteman, Seth Daniels, Evan Seitz, Donnie Miller, Matt Edminston, Trevor Chaney, Rick Shutts, Bob Crace Jr, Kevin Morehouse(was DQ'ed after race), Nathon Loney (DQ'ed), David McWilliams(DNS), Mike Long (DNS)

 

 

Felker Soars to West Success at Port City

Cody Morris Lucas Oil POWRi West Official Release

Monday, September 29th, 2014 Tulsa, Oklahoma

In the final pages of an outstanding first full season, the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series rolled back to where the campaign began at Tulsa, Oklahoma’s famed high banked 1/8th mile oval, Port City Raceway.

Courtesy a heat race #4 win from the tail, North Richland Hills, Texan Chad Wilson (pictured above in the #20) started on the pole with Tulsa area favorite Jason McDougal alongside.

McDougal battled into an early lead after series promoter and B Feature winner Eric Fenton tumbled on the opening go, and held that lead still when Collinsville’s Tyler Thomas went airborne two laps later.

Jason McDougal has been strong in his rookie Midget campaign, leading laps in four separate A Features this season, but this outing would be ill fated as his #73 broke on the fifth lap, handing the lead to Bixby’s Kevin Bayer, who has a POWRi West Midget score at OKC’s I-44 Riverside Speedway back in August.

Bayer led through a Zane Lawrence spin at the midway point of the 25 lapper, but faced an increasingly sturdy challenge from Carl Junction, Missouri’s 2012 POWRi National Midget Champion Andrew Felker, pictured below courtesy Kristy Mcdougal. 9-27West2.jpg

Hometown racer Johnathon Halford spun to bring out the fifth and final stoppage on the 15th circuit. Felker turned up the heat on the leader immediately out of the restart and grabbed the lap 16 lead.

Felker paced the final 9 laps to score his 2nd POWRi West victory in as many weeks in the Fontana powered Route 66 Truck & Foreign Auto Salvage #11A Boss Chassis.

Bayer settled for the runner up finish in the Jet Motorsports #91B entry, with Choctaw, Oklahoma’s Cody Brewer advancing a couple of positions to place third.

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s POWRi West point leader Alex Sewell raced from 7th to claim fourth at the line, a top five finish that might just seal the championship in his first full season in Midget racing (supposing he makes features both night in the two day finale at OKC). Sewell (#8) pictured racing against California's AJ Burns (#1ou) below. 9-27West3.jpg

Owasso’s Ty Hulsey is no stranger to Port City Raceway, in fact, he has three micro sprint titles on the famed bullring, Hulsey turned his best performance of the season with a excellent march from 13th to complete the top five finishing order.

Tulsa’s Chris Andrews has likely earned the most success at Port City Raceway, or all of Tulsa micro racing for that matter when indoor Tulsa Shootouts are considered, and in a South Side Mowers team car to Eric Fenton, Andrews advanced from 9th at the start to finish sixth.

Kevin Battles turns wrenches most Saturdays’ at PCR for his son Blake Battles micro sprint efforts, but in this late season run Battles was the best at precisely that, advancing from the B Feature and earning the Factor One Racing Hard Charger Performance with a highly impressive run from 19th to seventh, which happens to be a position rewarded by The Dirty Knuckle Tavern as well. Battles pictured below. 9-27West4Battles.jpg

Pauls Valley, Oklahoma’s Steven Shebester took the Texas based, Rick Bailey owned #51 from 10th to eighth, with series promoter and B Feature winner Eric Fenton rebounding from his opening lap tumble and battling a bent shock and a run back through the field. Fenton, pictured below, managed an impressive 9th place finish. 9-27West5Fenton.jpg

Piedmont, Oklahoma’s Grady Chandler was the 16th and final direct lock-in from heat race action, the young sensation scooted up from 16th to complete the top ten finish.

The Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series returns for the 2014 season finale with a double serving in headlining the 2nd Annual Twister Nationals at Oklahoma City’s I-44 Riverside Speedway on October 10th-11th.

Official Results

Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Jason McDougal; 2. Chris Andrews; 3. Steven Shebester; 4. Grady Chandler; 5. Kevin Battles; DNS: Nick O’Neal

Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Kevin Bayer; 2. Cody Brewer; 3. Alex Sewell; 4. AJ Burns; 5. Johnathon Halford; 6. Jordan McPherson; DNS: Bobby Brewer

Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Tyler Thomas; 2. Andrew Felker; 3. Zane Lawrence; 4. Ty Hulsey; 5. Eric Fenton; 6. Tyler Nelson; 7. Hannah Adair

Heat 4 (8 laps): 1. Chad Wilson; 2. Hunter Fischer; 3. Doug McCune; 4. Nick Bailey; 5. Jeromy Hoeffler; 6. Michelle Decker

B Feature (12 laps - top 4 transfer to A Feature): 1. 14E Eric Fenton (2); 2. 83 Johnathon Halford (3); 3. 3T Kevin Battles (1); 4. 19N Nick O’Neal (7); 5. 88 Tyler Nelson (5); 6. 69 Jeromy Hoeffler (4); 7. Jordan McPherson (6); DNS: 4m Michelle Decker, 44D Hannah Adair, 1 Bobby Brewer

Lucas Oil POWRi West A Feature (25 laps): 1. 11A Andrew Felker (6); 2. 91B Kevin Bayer (3); 3. 96 Cody Brewer (5); 4. 8 Alex Sewell (7); 5. 21H Ty Hulsey (13); 6. 14B Chris Andrews (9); 7. 3T Kevin Battles (19); 8. 51 Steven Shebester (10); 9. 14E Eric Fenton (17); 10. 29s Grady Chandler (16); 11. 19N Nick O’Neal (20); 12. 89 Nick Bailey (15); 13. 76 Zane Lawrence (11); 14. 1ou AJ Burns (14); 15. 9u Doug McCune (12); 16. 83 Johnathon Halford (18); 17. 20 Chad Wilson (1); 18. 24 Hunter Fishcer (4); 19. 91T Tyler Thomas (8); 20. 73 Jason McDougal (2) Lap Leaders: McDougal 1-5, Bayer 6-15, Felker 16-25 Stoppages: 5 total (2 red, 3 yellow) Factor One Racing Hard Charger: Kevin Battles +12 The Dirty Knuckle Tavern Lucky P7: Kevin Battles The Dirty Knuckle Tavern Lucky P13: Zane Lawrence

2014 Lucas Oil POWRi West Feature Winners: Alex Sewell 3, Matt Sherrell 2, Christopher Bell 2, Andrew Felker 2, Kevin Bayer 1, Zach Daum 1, Darren Hagen 1, Cody Brewer 1, Jonathon Halford 1

The POWRi West Series gives our most sincere thanks to our awesome partners and sponsors: Factor One Racing, Fenton Graphics, Boss Chassis, MudX, Rod End Supply, KBR Performance, Tulsa Gas Technologies, The Dirty Knuckle Tavern, IRaceTv and of course our title sponsor Lucas Oil.

For more information regarding the season finale in Oklahoma City, please follow POWRi West on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or visit www.powri.com for the same, as well as updated point standings.

 

 

Derek Hagar and Casey Shuman Headline Weekend Winner's List at Lucas Oil Speedway!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Dan Robinson Wheatland, MO- (September 29th, 2014)- With beautiful warm sunshine throughout the weekend and a packed pit area full of the best sprint cars in the nation, Derek Hagar and Casey Shuman took home the top honors on the final night of the 4th Annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial this past Saturday night.

Hagar scored his 2nd ASCS National Tour win of season while Casey wheeled the famed Hockett Racing #77 WAR Sprint Car, affectionately nicknamed "Frankie" into Victory Lane as the huge crowd roared their approval.

Friday night winners included Tim Crawley in the Lucas Oil ASCS A-Main while Wyatt Burks captured the win in the Impact Signs, Awnings, & Wraps WAR Wingless Auto Racing Series A-Main.

Visit www.ASCSracing.com for the complete race recap, official finish, and updated points standings for the Lucas Oil ASCS Presented by MAVTV.

Visit www.WARSprints.com for the complete race recap, official finish, and updated points standings for the Impact Signs, Awnings, & Wraps WAR Wingless Auto Racing Series Presented by Impact4800.com.

Friday's preliminary event is scheduled to air on Saturday, Nov. 1st at 9pm ET on MAVTV while Saturday's final night is scheduled to air on Saturday, Nov. 8th at 9pm ET. For complete broadcast schedules for MAVTV, please visit www. MAVTV.com.

Lucas Oil Speedway will be silent this coming Saturday, Oct. 4th as we catch our breath but we will return to action with the final racing weekend of the 2014 Lucas Oil Speedway oval track season on Oct. 10th-11th as the Lucas Oil MLRA and Carson's Corner Napa Factory Stocks team up for the Inaugural ABC 17 MLRA Fall Nationals and Factory Stock Shootout.

Lebanon, Missouri's Tony Jackson Jr. captured his first MLRA Championship in 2013 and is expected to lead the MLRA posse into battle. Other top drivers expected to be in attendance include Chad Simpson, Jeremy Payne, Will Vaught, Ryan Gustin, Terry Phillips, Travis Dickes, Scott Lewis, and more! The Carson's Corner Napa Auto Factory Stocks start things off with a special qualifying session followed by 10-lap qualifying heats for Saturday night's 50-Lap, $2,500 to win main event presented by O'Dell Trucking. The Tri-Lakes RV B-Mods will also be in action running a complete show both nights with both counting for USRA National Points.

Visit www.LucasOilSpeedway.com for the complete event information including times, pricing, and ticket information or call the track hotline at (417) 282-5984.

Race fans can go to www.LucasOilSpeedway.com to view the complete schedule for Lucas Oil Speedway's 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and campsite information.

In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking "Like" at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway.

 

 

CUMMINS WINS FEATURE AND TAKES THE 2014 MSCS CHAMPIONSHIP

Haubstadt, IN - September 27, 2014 - Kyle Cummins of Princeton, IN, captured the feature event held for the MSCS Sprint Cars Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway. Cummins led all 25 laps with a strong run from the outside pole position to take the $2,000 top prize. Three other drivers took turns in presenting a race long challenge. Carson Short lost the second spot to Shane Cockrum and by lap six Brady Short overtook them both and would be the driver faced with the task of chasing Cummins down. Cummins was fast and kept the advantage after a restart following a debris caution with just 9 laps to go. Carson Short retook the third spot dropping Cockrum back to fourth. Rookie Aaron Farney picked up the fifth spot. With the appearance, heat race win, and feature victory, Kyle Cummins locked up the Hoosier Tire Midwest Championship two weeks early. The accomplishment tops the series record book. Kyle Cummins became the first driver to collect four MSCS titles. In victory lane he was both relieved and excited. “I never would have believed it. The car was great!” He thanked the sponsors on the car including Vincennes University, ReMax Midwest, Greenwell Auto Body, and CRE. “It feels good to take home the trophy!” The Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race was Donny Brackett. Brackett finished sixth after starting fourteenth. Only five starters gained positions in a feature run under mostly green flag conditions. Brandon Mattox was seventh followed by second heat winner Hud Cone, Chris Babcock, and James Lyerla. The Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award was awarded to Daylan Chambers by virtue of his eleventh place finish. The UMP Modified division feature was first on the program after intermission. Trent Young of Madisonville, KY, had the difficult task of holding off Levi Kissinger. Kissinger closed in during the final laps but Young held on to take his first win this season. “This win has been a long time coming. The last time I won here was at the opener 2 years ago. Levi was probably the faster car. But I got the preferred line early. That’s what it took to beat him.” Dave Beck, Brandon McDowell, and Zach Fair rounded out the top five for the modified feature. Young, Mark Lamont, and Kissinger won the three heat races. Kenny Schrader won the B Main. Lamont was involved in a first lap mishap that brought out the only caution light during the feature to eliminate three cars. The Sunoco American Late Model Series closed out the triple header with veteran Randy Korte of Highland, IL, winning the feature and the $2,000 top prize. The race was likely Korte’s last appearance at the speedway in that he has announced plans to retire from the sport after this season. Rodney Melvin, Dillan White, Frankie Martin, and Jason Riggs rounded out the top five. Melvin and Korte won the two heat races. During the feature the late models took the preferred line to the top of the track and completed their green flag run in record time. One race remains on the schedule for the MSCS Sprints and Tri-State Speedway. That event is the annual Harvest Cup to be held on Saturday October 11th this season. The sprints will be racing for $4,000 to win. The UMP Modifieds will be racing for $1,000 to win. This year fans can also enjoy watching the MMSA & MALS Lighting Mini Sprints as they have been added to the show.

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

RACE SUMMARY Class Track Fall Roundup Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, IN September 27, 2014

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series: (16 Entries)

First Heat - 3c Kyle Cummins, 66 Shane Cockrum, 28 Brandon Mattox, 3R Brian Karraker, 15f Aaron Farney, 4c Daylan Chambers, 11x James Lyerla, 5A Lynn Ambrose Second Heat - 2X Hud Cone, 11p Brady Short, 21 Carson Short, 35x Chris Babcock, 38 Chet Williams, 56F Jared Fox, 74 J.T. Stapp, 4B Donny Brackett

Feature (25 Laps) - 3c Kyle Cummins, 11p Brady Short, 21 Carson Short, 66 Shane Cockrum, 15F Aaron Farney, 4B Donny Brackett, 28 Brandon Mattox, 2X Hud Cone, 35x Chris Babcock, 11x James Lyerla, 4C Daylan Chambers, 38 Chet Williams, 74 J.T. Stapp, 56F Jared Fox, 5A Lynn Ambrose, 3R Brian Karraker (DNS)

 

Velasquez wins DCRP as Bubak takes 2nd URSS Championship

You could not have scripted a more exciting race to end the 2014 United Rebel Sprint Series season as Liberal Kansas’ Taylor Velasquez came out on top of a stellar field of 34 cars Saturday night to win at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kansas.

Velasquez may have won the battle but it was Arvada Colorado’s Jake Bubak who won the war to claim his 2nd consecutive National Champion title.

Bubak became only the 2nd driver in URSS history to win 2 championships and the only driver to win 2 in a row.

Velasquez emerged from a multi-car battle in the non-stop 30-lap URSS season finale to take command on the 19th round then survived a last lap bid from Bubak to secure the win after the pair made contact in turn four with the checkered flag in sight.

“I’m not even sure how I got away from that, I just gassed it up and went!” Velasquez exclaimed in victory lane.

While Velasquez started the feature outside the fifth row, Barry Crane jumped out to the early lead from the pole position and paced the initial three rounds before Brian Herbert surged into the lead.

With Herbert leading the way ahead of Crane and Luke Cranston, Zach Blurton made his way past Scott Cochran for fourth on the third lap before taking third from Cranston on the tenth round.

On the move as the lead six cars battled through traffic, Blurton took second from Crane on the 12th lap before disposing of Herbert for the lead the next time around.

Sixth after ten laps and making a move past Cranston for fourth as Blurton took the lead, Velasquez was on the charge with Bubak following him through the pack.

Velasquez took third from Herbert on the 17th round before racing around Crane for second and then taking the lead with a daring pass between Blurton and the outer retaining wall exiting turn four on the 19th lap.

Velasquez briefly distanced himself from the wild scramble over the ensuing laps with Bubak up to second by the 21st round. A ten car-length lead with five laps to go began to dwindle, with Bubak taking advantage of traffic to nibble away at the lead.

Bubak reached Velasquez’ tailtank as the white flag flew and slid into the lead entering turn three. Velasquez battled back with the pair slapping Hoosiers exiting turn four and somehow keeping forward momentum with Velasquez by little more than a half car-length at the line.

Blurton, last year’s Inaugural Soderberg Memorial winner, claimed the show position behind Velasquez and Bubak with Cranston and Crane rounding out the top five. Josh Fairbank advanced from “B” Main action to finish sixth with Herbert, Zac Taylor, 15th-starter Jed Werner and Kris Moore completing the top ten.

Blurton, Taylor, Steven Richardson and Bubak topped URSS heat race action with Fairbank and Jordan Randles winning the “B” Mains. Brandon Sprott’s night came to an early end when he tagged the wall and flipped in turn four in the night’s third heat race with Ty Williams falling victim to the wall in the same place several laps later.

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 2j-Zach Blurton, 2. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 3. 97-Brian Herbert, 4. 51-Josh Fairbank, 5. 49-Kris Moore, 6. 1x-Cody Lampe, 7. 92-Coby Pearce, 8. 77-Cody Caldwell, 9. 7s-Luke Lucero.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 86-Zac Taylor, 2. 30c-Barry Crane, 3. 6-Mark Walinder, 4. 27a-Mike Hathaway, 5. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 6. 007k-Jared Kern, 7. 83-Austin McLean, 8. 12d-Steve Dalton, 9. 80-Josh Gilcrease.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 0-Steven Richardson, 2. 20-Luke Cranston, 3. 33-Koby Walters, 4. 50-Jed Werner, 5. 26-Chris Crowder, 6. 911-Ty Williams, 7. 18-Brandon Sprott, 8. 9d-Lance Davis.

Fourth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 9x-Jake Bubak, 2. 16-Scott Cochran, 3. 11k-Tyler Knight, 4. 007-Jordan Randles, 5. 11-Keefe Hemel, 6. 4s-Kevin Schramek, 7. 9-John Webster, 8. 51w-Ross Essenberg.

First “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 51-Josh Fairbank, 2. 33-Koby Walters, 3. 50-Jed Werner, 4. 11-Keefe Hemel, 5. 27a-Mike Hathaway, 6. 77-Cody Caldwell, 7. 1x-Cody Lampe, 8. 4s-Kevin Schramek, 9. 83-Austin McLean, 10. 7s-Luke Lucero, 11. 92-Coby Pearce. DNS: 9d-Lance Davis.

Second “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 007-Jordan Randles, 2. 49-Kris Moore, 3. 11k-Tyler Knight, 4. 88j-Jeremy Huish, 5. 007k-Jared Kern, 6. 9-John Webster, 7. 12d-Steve Dalton, 8. 51r-Ross Essenberg, 9. 80-Josh Gilcrease, 10. 26-Chris Crowder. DNS: 911-Ty Williams, 18-Brandon Sprott.

"A" Feature (30 Laps): 1. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 2. 9x-Jake Bubak, 3. 2j-Zach Blurton, 4. 20-Luke Cranston, 5. 30c-Barry Crane, 6. 51-Josh Fairbank, 7. 97-Brian Herbert, 8. 86-Zac Taylor, 9. 50-Jed Werner, 10. 49-Kris Moore, 11. 33-Koby Walters, 12. 16-Scott Cochran, 13. 007-Jordan Randles, 14. 88j-Jeremy Huish, 15. 6-Mark Walinder, 16. 11-Keefe Hemel, 17. 27a-Mike Hathaway, 18. 11k-Tyler Knight, 19. 0-Steven Richardson, 20. 007k-Jared Kern.

Lap Leaders: Barry Crane 1-3, Brian Herbert 4-12, Zach Blurton 13-18, Taylor Velasquez 19-30.

 

 

Putnamville’s Kevin Kemp claims first career bomber feature victory along with Max McGhee in the sprint car division
- Lincoln Park Speedway crowns champions and Rookies of the Year

By CAREY FOX
Times Sports Editor
PUTNAMVILLE – Lincoln Park Speedway wrapped up its 2014 season with a super size program full of firsts.
Putnamville’s Kevin Kemp has 20 years of racing on his resume, but Saturday night he was able to add his very first feature win, claiming the first bomber make-up feature of the evening. Josh Presley took a bit of a cue in the next race of the night as he won his first feature at Lincoln Park Speedway as well. Not to be outdone, teenage sprint car driver Max McGhee celebrated a big week by claiming his first career victory by edging out Chris Phillips. McGhee also happened to pick up his driver’s license earlier in the week and capped it in victory lane.
There was plenty of racing for fans, who got their money’s worth as a total of nine features were run, including five make-up features from the previous week’s rain out.
The points champions and rookie of the year awards were passed out following the evening’s festivities as Casey Shuman (sprints), Kenny Carmichael Sr. (modifieds), Doug McCullough (super stocks) and Carlos Bumgardner Sr. (bombers) claimed titles. Rookie of the year awards went to Carson Short (sprints), Damon Harrell (modifieds), Jonathon Newgent (super stocks) and Chucky Walden (bombers).
Jeff Bland Jr. started on the front row of the sprint car feature and finished in the top spot as well after working through traffic while holding off Brent Beauchamp, who was on his tail tank. AJ Hopkins was right there in the fray as well for most of the A-main and would eventually come home in the third position ahead of Ethan Barrow and Kent Christian.
In the regular sprint car feature of the night, Chris Phillips and Bradley Sterrett started on the front row ahead of Beauchamp and Bland.
Once the green flag waved however, it was Beauchamp and Bland out front along with Phillips and Hopkins. Ten laps into the 25-lap feature, Beauchamp and Bland were side-by-side with Christian just behind them. Meanwhile, McGhee, starting 19th in the field, was slowly picking off cars on a charge to the front.
Bland took the lead rocketing into turn four, but Hopkins stole it away moments later with Beauchamp in tow. Hopkins came out ahead of the pack and opened up some space as lapped traffic approached. Looking for another 2014 victory, Hopkins luck turned sour as he got tangled up with one of the back markers and spun. He wasn’t alone however, as Bland was collected and Beauchamp was forced to the work area in the pit area.
With the top-three suddenly in the pits, Phillips was left out front ahead of McGhee, Chris Gurley and Lee Underwood with five laps remaining.
When the field took the green, McGhee wasted no time in finding his way to the point and from there, he made it academic in picking up his first victory of his young career. Phillips held down second ahead of Gurley, Brazil’s Eric Burns and Barrow.
The UMP Modified features had a pair of familiar victors as Illinois’ Randy Shuman found victory lane once again in the make-up feature. Running in the top-five were Jeff Deckard placing ahead of Dan Lewellen, Wes McClara and Kenny Carmichael Sr. In the nightcap, Derek Groomer recorded his ninth feature win of the season, denying Shuman another win on the evening. Jason Clark placed third ahead of Gary Hayden and Lewellen.
In the super stock class, Doug McCullough added the cherry on top of his points championship at LPS vy winning the make-up feature after leader Steve Peeden spun late in some liquid dropped by another competitor. McCullough took advantage of the opportunity to record his third feature win of the year as Carmichael Sr. came home second ahead of Scott Carrington, Peeden and Mark Smith.
In the regular feature, Ralph Groomer was the winner as he got around Travis Howe on the topside and came home with the victory as Carmichael was third ahead of McCullough and Carrington.
Kemp’s first victory in the bomber class certainly didn’t come easily as John Grenier led the entirety of the race until the final couple of circuits. Ron Smith was the first challenger to the leader, but spun while attempting the pass in turn four. That opened the door for third-place running Kemp.
On the restart, Kemp blasted through the corner and went to the high side and made his fateful pass stick and claimed the win as Smith came back to take second ahead of A.J. Smith, Jack Campbell and Mark Dickerson. In the second bomber make-up feature, Presley battled door-to-door with Eric Miller before picking up the win as Rookie of the Year Chucky Walden raced to third-place ahead of Kyle Krupa and Joey Cox.
Fittingly, the final event of the season was a 30-car bomber feature that was won by A.J. Smith, who got by C.J. Bryan off a late restart to claim his first win of the season as Miller finished a strong night with a third-place followed by Dave Kikendall Jr. and Presley.

September 27 features
Sprint car feature
1. Max McGhee, 2. Chris Phillips, 3. Chris Gurley, 4. Eric Burns, 5. Ethan Barrow, 6. Kent Christian, 7. Lee Underwood, 8. Nick Bilbee, 9. Troy Link, 10. Patrick Giddens, 11. Jamie Frederickson, 12. Brent Beauchamp, 13. Michael Fischesser, 14. Tyler Hewitt, 15. Conner Donelson, 16. Bradley Sterrett, 17. AJ Hopkins, 18. Jeff Bland Jr., 19.Matt McDonald, 20. Brian Hayden

UMP Modified feature
1. Derek Groomer, 2. Randy Shuman, 3. Jason Clark, 4. Gary Hayden, 5. Dan Lewellen, 6. Gary Ricketts, 7. Rodney Harris Jr., 8. Sam Wray, 9. Jake Humphrey, 10. Geoff Buxton, 11. Brent Hudson, 12. Dave Popielarz, 13. Casey Davis, 14. JR Watkins, 15. Josh McDaniel, 16. Wes McClara, 17 Jeff Deckard, 18. Doug Bryant Jr., 19. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 20. Chad Nolte, 21. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 22. Brian Hayden

 

 

BLONDE WINS SANDUSKY FINALE AND SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP

SANDUSKY, Ohio (September 28, 2014) – Michigan’s Jason Blonde capped off his Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints Championship Season in grand style with winning the D&H Transport Services Cavalcade at Sandusky (OH) Speedway on Sunday, September 28.

The 30-lap feature began with Brian Gibbs and Frank Neill leading the field to the green flag in the season finale for the 19th season of racing for the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints.

After the competition of the first circuit, fourth starting Jason Blonde charged into the first position and began to pull away in the early stages of the race. Behind the race leader were Neill and Kevin Feeney.

While Blonde was extending his lead, Jo Jo Helberg moved up to second with Davey Hamilton Jr. in third. Ryan Litt and Aaron Pierce rounded out the top five. At the 12-lap mark, Blonde’s lead was 2.566 seconds over Helberg. On a couple occasions, Helberg was able to close the gap on Blonde, but when the checkers flew on the caution free event, Blonde earned the feature victory.

Helberg crossed the finish line second, 0.301 seconds behind the race winner. Davey Hamilton Jr., Litt and Pierce completed the top-five finishers.

On Saturday, Aaron Pierce posted the fastest lap in Hamilton Trucking Qualifications at 14.371 seconds at 125.525 mph. Heat race victories went to Jo Jo Helberg and Kevin Feeney.

For more series information on the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints, visit www.SuperSprints.com.

 

 

Shilling Wins First Race; Agan Wins First Title!

(Bill W) September 27, 2014 – It was a historical night Saturday at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. Emerging victorious in both the 25-lap feature and the 10-lap Ironman Challenge was Tony Shilling. The two wins, including his first feature win, paid the Knoxville, Iowa native $2,000. Another Knoxville native won the war. Jon Agan picked up the 2014 Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders championship, his first title.

Agan, who won both his heat and the Shake-up Dash shot out to an early lead in the main event after a tangle between Austin Johnson and Knoxville champ, Joe Beaver, slowed the initial try. With nine laps completed, Mike Houseman Jr. flipped hard in turn three, and was struck mid-air by Beaver. Fortunately, both drivers were uninjured.

Agan led the field back to green, ahead of Shilling, Russ Hall, Jesse Giannetto and Robbie Standridge. Josh Schneiderman shot to fifth on the restart, as Shilling chased Agan, pulling to his nerf bar in traffic. With fourteen laps in the books, Keoni Texeira came to a stop in turn three, bringing the final caution.

Under yellow, Agan would retire with a flat right rear, handing the lead to Shilling. Hall was second, ahead of Giannetto, Schneiderman and Standridge. Standridge would jump the start and be penalized a spot at the end of the race.

While Shilling pulled away from the field the final eleven laps with Hall in tow, Schneiderman and Giannetto battled for third. After a torrid duel, Schneiderman would grab the show position. Dustin Selvage, who started 14th was fifth. Hard-charger, Paul Nienhiser, Standridge, Jordan Goldesberry, Donnie Steward and Nate Van Haaften rounded out the top ten.

Beaver, Hall and Shilling joined Agan as heat winners. John Schulz won the B. In the B main, Andy Krieger broke a front end and limped into turn one. CJ Houseman, who was running second, had nowhere to go and jumped the left front of Krieger’s car and flipped. He was unhurt.

“We put new tires on the car, and I think we may have had something for (Agan),” said Shilling in Victory Lane with his $1,500 paycheck. “It worked out good either way. The motor stumbled a little bit the last two laps, so that made me nervous. It feels good to get a win. This is a good series.”

The “Ironman Challenge” was also dominated by Shilling, who led the ten lap distance. After receiving a starting spot on the tail from Agan in a revenge draw, Schneiderman stormed to second. Bret Tripplett was third, ahead of Schulz and Agan. The race paid $500 to win, and drivers and owners with 100% participation in the series were eligible.

For more information on the Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com!

Results

Brockway Mechanical & Roofing A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 22T, Tony Shilling Knoxville, IA (4) 2. 29, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA (6) 3. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (9) 4. 10, Jesse Giannetto, Cedar Rapids, IA (3) 5. 7x, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (14) 6. 9, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (16) 7. 99D, Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL (10) 8. 14P, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (13) 9. 16HD, Donnie Steward, West Burlington, IA (7) 10. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (11) 11. 22, Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL (21, pr.) 12. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (19) 13. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (18) 14. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (1) 15. 40, Andy Huston, Roseville, IL (2) 16. 50, Keoni Texeira, Honolulu, HI (15) 17. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (17) 18. 9D, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (12) 19. 68, Mike Houseman Jr., Des Moines, IA (20) 20. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (5) 21. 81, Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA (8). Lap Leaders: Agan 1-14, Shilling 15-25. KSE Hard-charger: Nienhiser.

Advanced Plumbing & Machine Heat one (started), 8 laps, top four to A main, top two to Dash: 1. Joe Beaver (1) 2. Jesse Giannetto (4) 3. Josh Schneiderman (8) 4. Jordan Goldesberry (3) / 5. 80x, CJ Houseman, Des Moines, IA (7) 6. 58, Andy Krieger, Burlington, IA (6) 7. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (5) 8. 69, Justin Buchholz, Davenport, IA (9) 9. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (2)

Huston Land Improvement Heat two (started), 8 laps, top four to A main, top two to Dash: 1. Jon Agan (2) 2. Austin Johnson (4) 3. Robbie Standridge (6) 4. Dustin Selvage (8) / 5. Ryan Jamison (7) 6. Mike Houseman Jr. (5) 7. 83, Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA (1) 8. 59, Jacob Glasgow, West Burlington, IA (3)

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat three (started), 8 laps, top four to A main, top two to Dash: 1. Russ Hall (2) 2. Andy Huston (3) 3. Nate Van Haaften (1) 4. Keoni Texeira (4) / 5. Bobby Mincer (5) 6. 10T, Tim Moore, Rock Island, IL (6) 7. 1st, John Greenwood, Woodward, IA (7) 8. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (8)

Heat four (started), 8 laps, top four to A main, top two to Dash: 1. Tony Shilling (2) 2. Donnie Steward (1) 3. Daniel Bergquist (4) 4. Paul Nienhiser (6) / 5. John Schulz (3) 6. Bret Tripplett (7) 7. 09, Andrew Genkinger, Mt. Pleasant, IA (5) DNS – Joey Moughan 17m

Budweiser “King of Beers” Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Jon Agan (1) 2. Andy Huston (2) 3. Jesse Giannetto (4) 4. Tony Shilling (5) 5. Joe Beaver (3) 6. Russ Hall (6) 7. Donnie Steward (8) 8. Austin Johnson (7)

B main (started), 12 laps, top four to A main: 1. John Schulz (4) 2. Ryan Jamison (2) 3. Bobby Mincer (3) 4. Mike Houseman Jr. (6) / 5. Bret Tripplett (8) 6. Tim Moore (7) 7. Dave Getchell (10) 8. Harold Pohren (16) 9. Andrew Genkinger (12) 10. Jacob Glasgow (14) 11. Mitchell Alexander (15) 12. Justin Buchholz (13) 13. Chase Wanner (9) 14. John Greenwood (11) 15. CJ Houseman (1) 16. Andy Krieger (5) DNS – Joey Moughan

Ironman Challenge (started), 10 laps: 1. Tony Shilling (2) 2. Josh Schneiderman (8) 3. Bret Tripplett (4) 4. John Schulz (3) 5. Jon Agan (7) 6. Mitchell Alexander (1) 7. Tim Moore (5) 8. Dave Getchell (6) 9. 29, Mike Houseman Jr. (8)

Contingencies

Weld – Andy Huston

Saldana Racing Products – Ryan Jamison

SBI – Mike Houseman Jr.

DOC 360 – Bret Tripplett, Daniel Bergquist, Russ Hall

Mt. Dew Kick Start – Jon Agan, Tony Shilling, Tim Moore

 

 

Hamilton Claims STARS “Alex Pruett Memorial” at Grundy

By: Rich Murray Morris, IL (September 27, 2014)—When you have to dial long distance, “The Professor” is the one you got to call. Kyle Hamilton once again displayed his dominance in the longer races at Grundy County Speedway by scoring his seventh career 50-lap feature win in D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midget competition during Saturday night’s seventh annual running of the “Alex Pruett Memorial” ‘Til the Wheels Fall Off’ presented by 3 Wide Life. The win also gave Hamilton his ninth career STARS Midget victory which made him the all-time winningest driver in series history. Hamilton started the night out strong by collecting his eighth fast qualifying time in his Curtis Motor Sales Spike/Esslinger. It is an astonishing feat considering that this was only the Danville, Indiana native’s eighth appearance of the season. New Lenox, Illinois’ Ryan Probst and Joliet, Illinois’ Jim Anderson won each of the eight lap heat races. Franklin, Indiana’s Travis Young, who carried sponsorship from the TV show that Alex Pruett created, 3 Wide Life, and Danville, Indiana’s Nick Hamilton led the field to the green flag. Young, who won the Inaugural “Alex Pruett Memorial” in 2008, got the jump and led the first several laps. On lap 17, Kyle Hamilton was able to move around Young to take the spot and held on to that advantage for the remaining 34 laps to take his series-best fifth win of the 2014 season. Hamilton was followed to the line by a hard-charging Prock from the tail of the field, then Nick Hamilton, Brandon Wagner, and Young. When all was said and done, Prock won his first STARS National Midget driving championship and, by virtue of his trio of second place finishes in the “Illinois State Championship,” “Pavement Nationals,” and “Alex Pruett Memorial,” Prock earned the most points in the Safety Kleen Triple Crown and took home a $750 bonus. In the STARS Classic Modifieds, the points race was a battle for the ages. Tom Schnabel won the STARS Classic Modified feature, but when all the points were tallied after the feature, Greg Wills and Darren Ihrke were tied atop the standings. The first tiebreaker of who had most wins was a dead heat, so the second tiebreaker went to the driver who had led the most laps throughout the season. Wills had led 30 more laps than Ihrke which meant that the title belonged to Wills. Johnny Kringas won the INEX Legends feature, but it was Cullen Camasta who took the season championship. Derek Doerr won the CSR Super Cup feature while Dallas Frueh’s six wins during the season were enough to drive him to the season title. Nathan Bertino was the victor of the Legacy Midwest Series feature.

GRUNDY COUNTY SPEEDWAY D’ARCY GMC STARS NATIONAL MIDGETS SEPTEMBER 27, 2014

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Kyle Hamilton, 33, Hamilton-14.294; 2. Tyler Baran, 11, BBOYZ-14.373; 3. Nick Baran, 87, BBOYZ-14.393; 4. Billy Hulbert, 88, Hulbert-14.403; 5. Austin Prock, 41, Prock-14.460; 6. Kyle O’Gara, 99, Guess-14.559; 7. Nick Hamilton, 32h, Hamilton-14.565; 8. Travis Young, 11y, Young-14.571; 9. Ryan Probst, 99p, Probst-14.578; 10. Jim Anderson, 36, Guess-14.596; 11. Brandon Wagner, 32w, Wagner-14.644; 12. Nick Wagner, 32, Wagner-14.701; 13. Terry Ahern, 6T6, Ahern-15.479

FIRST HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Probst, 2. Prock, 3. B. Wagner, 4. N. Baran, 5. K. Hamilton, 6. N. Hamilton, Ahern

SECOND HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Anderson, 2. O’Gara, 3. Hulbert, 4. T. Baran, 5. Young, 6. N. Wagner

FEATURE: (50 Laps) 1. Kyle Hamilton, 2. Austin Prock, 3. Nick Hamilton, 4. Brandon Wagner, 5. Travis Young, 6. Ryan Probst, 7. Terry Ahern, 8. Jim Anderson, 9. Tyler Baran, 10. Kyle O’Gara, 11. Billy Hulbert, 12. Nick Baran, 13. Nick Wagner (DNS)

LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-16 Young, Laps 17-50 K. Hamilton.

 

 

Velazquez the Victor in Soderberg Memorial at DCRP!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (September 27, 2014) – Taylor Velasquez emerged atop a hotly-contested United Rebel Sprint Series feature event Saturday night as Dodge City Raceway Park put the wraps on the 2014 season with 111 cars filling the pit area for the Second Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event.

While the Turpin, OK, racer survived some last corner wheel-banging with Jake Bubak to secure the win over a field of 34 URSS Sprint Cars, other Soderberg Memorial winners included Jesse Richter in IMCA Modifieds, Nate Ginest in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Ron Hartman in IMCA Stock Cars, Cody Davis in Thunder Cars and Jarett Lunow in Hornets.

Both the URSS Sprint Car and IMCA Modified features came down to the final feet to bring the curtains down on the 2014 DCRP season in spectacular fashion.

Velasquez emerged from a multi-car battle in the non-stop 30-lap URSS season finale to take command on the 19th round then survived a last lap bid from Bubak to secure the win after the pair made contact in turn four with the checkered flag in sight.

“I’m not even sure how I got away from that, I just gassed it up and went!” Velasquez exclaimed in victory lane.

While Velasquez gridded the URSS feature outside the fifth row, Barry Crane jumped out to the early lead from the pole position and paced the initial three rounds before Brian Herbert surged into the lead.

With Herbert leading the way ahead of Crane and Luke Cranston, Zach Blurton made his way past Scott Cochran for fourth on the third lap before taking third from Cranston on the tenth round.

On the move as the lead six cars battled through traffic, Blurton took second from Crane on the 12th lap before disposing of Herbert for the lead the next time around.

Sixth after ten laps and making a move past Cranston for fourth as Blurton took the lead, Velasquez was on the charge Fronk Oil Co./Bearcat Well Service No. 21x with Bubak following him through the pack.

Velasquez took third from Herbert on the 17th round before racing around Crane for second and then taking the lead with a daring pass between Blurton and the outer retaining wall exiting turn four on the 19th lap.

Velasquez briefly distanced himself from the wild scramble over the ensuing laps with Bubak up to second by the 21st round. A ten car-length lead with five laps to go began to dwindle, with Bubak taking advantage of traffic to nibble away at the lead.

Bubak reached Velasquez’ tailtank as the white flag flew and slid into the lead entering turn three. Velasquez battled back with the pair slapping Hoosiers exiting turn four and somehow keeping forward momentum with Velasquez by little more than a car-length at the line.

Blurton, last year’s Inaugural Soderberg Memorial winner, claimed the show position behind Velasquez and Bubak with Cranston and Crane rounding out the top five. Josh Fairbank advanced from “B” Main action to finish sixth with Herbert, Zac Taylor, 15th-starter Jed Werner and Kris Moore completing the top ten.

Blurton, Taylor, Steven Richardson and Bubak topped URSS heat race action with Fairbank and Jordan Randles winning the “B” Mains. Brandon Sprott’s night came to an early end when he tagged the wall and flipped in turn four in the night’s third heat race with Ty Williams falling victim to the wall in the same place several laps later.

In the IMCA Modified ranks, Great Bend’s Jesse Richter fought off Cole Traugott over the closing rounds to capture his first DCRP win in the season-ending 20-lap main event.

Starting inside the second row, Richter gunned into the lead on the opening round and had the race well in hand until the race’s only caution flew with 14 laps in the books, turning Richter’s casual drive out front into a dogfight the rest of the way.

With Richter working the top side, Traugott went to work right away on the low side. Traugott pulled alongside several times and was alongside as the white flag flew. Richter fought off the challenges though to secure the win with Traugott settling for second.

“I knew I was gonna have to work for it when I saw the 9 (Traugott) in second up on the scoreboard,” Richter said in victory lane.

Mike Lunow claimed the show position as the top five were all within striking distance of the leader in the final handful of laps, with Mike Petersilie in fourth. Ryan Heger edged Austin Allen for fifth, but fell seven points shy of Allen in the track’s championship chase. It was Allen’s second consecutive championship.

Taking more hardware back to Great Bend was Nate Ginest, who took his second IMCA Sport Modified feature win of the year after the apparent winner failed to report to the tech area after the 20-lap main event.

While Ginest worked forward from seventh, Kameron Gruber paced the initial eight rounds before surrendering the point to Randle McRoberts. Fifth after a caution 12 laps in, Ginest charged to the front on the high side and was challenging for the lead when he nearly got into the wall in turns three and four on the 14th lap, slipping all the way back to sixth.

Ginest battled back to the front on the top side of the track, making what proved to be the race winning move as the white flag flew. Gruber was second with Mike Appel, Austin Walker and Josh Appel in the top five.

After getting involved in a lap 14 tangle, Jeff Kaup exited late but still finished off his second consecutive track championship.

In the IMCA Stock Car ranks, Ron Hartman closed out the season in strong form by taking his second consecutive win in the 15-lap main event.

Leading from the outset, Hartman withstood strong challenges from Michael Pepper over the final rounds to secure the win with Karson Love, Reagan Sellard and Marlin Hogie in the top five.

Perry Misner rallied from the tail of the field to third, only to lose power coming off the final corner and coast across the line in sixth. It was still good enough to secure his second track title in three years.

In Thunder Car action, Cody Davis took command on the third round and raced on to his fourth win of the year in the 15-lapper.

The Bucklin, KS, racer took the checkered flag just ahead of Matt O’Hair, who claimed the Thunder Car championship, with David Berger, William Bauer and Edwin Elliott in the top five.

On the inner asphalt oval, Dodge City’s Jarett Lunow finished off a perfect season by racing to eighth win in as many tries, this time taking the checkered flag ahead of Jeff Moore and Marci O’Hair.

Dodge City Raceway Park – September 27 Results

Second Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship:

URSS Sprint Cars:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 2j-Zach Blurton, 2. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 3. 97-Brian Herbert, 4. 51-Josh Fairbank, 5. 49-Kris Moore, 6. 1x-Cody Lampe, 7. 92-Coby Pearce, 8. 77-Cody Caldwell, 9. 7s-Luke Lucero.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 86-Zac Taylor, 2. 30c-Barry Crane, 3. 6-Mark Walinder, 4. 27a-Mike Hathaway, 5. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 6. 007k-Jared Kern, 7. 83-Austin McLean, 8. 12d-Steve Dalton, 9. 80-Josh Gilcrease.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 0-Steven Richardson, 2. 20-Luke Cranston, 3. 33-Koby Walters, 4. 50-Jed Werner, 5. 26-Chris Crowder, 6. 911-Ty Williams, 7. 18-Brandon Sprott, 8. 9d-Lance Davis.

Fourth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 9x-Jake Bubak, 2. 16-Scott Cochran, 3. 11k-Tyler Knight, 4. 007-Jordan Randles, 5. 11-Keefe Hemel, 6. 4s-Kevin Schramek, 7. 9-John Webster, 8. 51w-Ross Essenberg.

First “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 51-Josh Fairbank, 2. 33-Koby Walters, 3. 50-Jed Werner, 4. 11-Keefe Hemel, 5. 27a-Mike Hathaway, 6. 77-Cody Caldwell, 7. 1x-Cody Lampe, 8. 4s-Kevin Schramek, 9. 83-Austin McLean, 10. 7s-Luke Lucero, 11. 92-Coby Pearce. DNS: 9d-Lance Davis.

Second “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 007-Jordan Randles, 2. 49-Kris Moore, 3. 11k-Tyler Knight, 4. 88j-Jeremy Huish, 5. 007k-Jared Kern, 6. 9-John Webster, 7. 12d-Steve Dalton, 8. 51r-Ross Essenberg, 9. 80-Josh Gilcrease, 10. 26-Chris Crowder. DNS: 911-Ty Williams, 18-Brandon Sprott.

"A" Feature (30 Laps): 1. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 2. 9x-Jake Bubak, 3. 2j-Zach Blurton, 4. 20-Luke Cranston, 5. 30c-Barry Crane, 6. 51-Josh Fairbank, 7. 97-Brian Herbert, 8. 86-Zac Taylor, 9. 50-Jed Werner, 10. 49-Kris Moore, 11. 33-Koby Walters, 12. 16-Scott Cochran, 13. 007-Jordan Randles, 14. 88j-Jeremy Huish, 15. 6-Mark Walinder, 16. 11-Keefe Hemel, 17. 27a-Mike Hathaway, 18. 11k-Tyler Knight, 19. 0-Steven Richardson, 20. 007k-Jared Kern.

Lap Leaders: Barry Crane 1-3, Brian Herbert 4-12, Zach Blurton 13-18, Taylor Velasquez 19-30.

 

 

Wilson Maneuvers From Seventh to Score Renegade Sprints Victory at PPMS

Inside Line Promotions - IMPERIAL, Pa. (Sept. 27, 2014) - Greg Wilson etched his name into the Renegade Sprints history book on Saturday when he powered to the action-packed victory.

Wilson became the second different winner in as many events and the first ever at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, where the grandstands packed with fans witnessed three-wide racing for a majority of the 25-lap feature.

"The race track was awesome," he said. "I was able to really move around on the track a lot."

Wilson, who started the main event on the inside of the fourth row, maneuvered into third place by the midpoint of the feature. He then joined the epic battle with polesitter Danny Holtgraver and Randy Hannagan for the lead.

The trio raced three wide for several laps before a caution on Lap 14. Hannagan, who claimed the inaugural Renegade Sprints event on Aug. 23, restarted in the lead with Wilson running second and Holtgraver third.

"The track was nice and wide," Hannagan said. "You could go anywhere. Greg showed his nose right before one of the cautions and I tried to block him on the restart, but it didn't work."

Hannagan and Wilson traded the lead several times following the restart with Holtgraver remaining within striking distance. Wilson took the lead for good with a handful of laps remaining and he worked through traffic effectively to notch the victory.

"The new series is going to be an awesome deal," he said.

Holtgraver, a native of nearby Pittsburgh, recorded the runner-up result with Hannagan rounding out the podium.

"The track was perfect," Holtgraver said. "You had to hustle the top or you could slow down on the bottom. You could race all over. We were three wide quite a few times. Wilson was unbelievable on the bottom."

The action was just as packed behind the contest for the lead, including numerous three-wide combats.

Chad Kemenah charged from 14th to earn a fourth-place result with Sheldon Haudenschild ending fifth. Brandon Matus won the B Main and advanced from 12th to sixth place in the main event. Logan Wagner placed seventh, Ed Lynch Jr. eighth and Cole Duncan ninth. Local driver Tim Shaffer rebounded from an engine issue early in the night to rally from 24th to 10th in the feature, which earned the Hard Charger Award.

Hannagan kicked off the night by establishing a new track record during qualifying with Travis Philo, Dean Jacobs, Ralph Spithaler and Caleb Helms each claiming a heat race win. Drivers then went six wide for the parade lap around the half-mile oval to set the tone for the feature.

Spectators were also treated to an autograph session and a raffle, which included bicycles, flat screen TVs and a helmet signed by the drivers.

"Miley Motor Sports was extremely pleased with the turnout of the race cars and the staff of the Renegade Sprints," Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway Owner Matt Miley said. "It was a handshake deal and we made it happen. We had a great show, great racing, gave away some good prizes and I look forward to having them back next year."

The Renegade Sprints will return to action on Oct. 24-25 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, for the $15,000-to-win Open Wheel Championships.

PITTSBURGH'S PENNSYLVANIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY RESULTS (Sept. 27, 2014) -

Time Trials: 1. 11n-Randy Hannagan, 15.182; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer, 15.183; 3. 10h-Danny Holtgraver, 15.214; 4. 2l-Ed Lynch Jr., 15.317; 5. 15h-Mitch Harble, 15.475; 6. 8-Rod George, 15.547; 7. 97-Sheldon Haudenschild, 15.653; 8. w20-Greg Wilson, 15.696; 9. 49-Cole Duncan, 15.728; 10. 63-Kody Swanson, 15.763; 11. 57x-Andrew Palker, 15.788; 12. 13-Brandon Matus, 15.799; 13. 55-Logan Wagner, 15.812; 14. 2-A.J. Flick; 15.833; 15. 27-Chad Kemenah, 15.959; 16. 5k-Adam Kekich, 15.983; 17. 15-Scott Priester, 15.996; 18. 5t-Travis Philo, 16.018; 19. 9-Dean Jacobs, 16.046; 20. 08-Dan Kuriger, 16.084; 21. 40-Caleb Helms, 16.435; 22. 76-David Jones, 16.442; 23. 36d-Wayne Dadetto, 16.545; 24. 56-Ralph Spithaler, 16.676; 25. 33-Brent Matus, 16.760; 26. 5-Bob McMillian, 17.230; 27. 27m-Zach Morrow, 17.420; 28. 5m-Sye Lynch, 17.489; 29. 2s-Francis Sesco, 18.281; 30. 12-Mike Flynn, 19.395; 31. 24-Christopher Pochiro, No Time.

Heat 1 (Top 5 to feature): 1, 5t-Travis Philo (2). 2, 63-Kody Swanson (4). 3, 8-Rod George (5). 4, 2-A.J. Flick (3). 5, 11n-Randy Hannagan (6). 6, 45-Tim Shaffer (7). 7, 76-David Jones (1). 8, 2s-Francis Sesco (DNS).

Heat 2 (Top 5 to feature): 1, 9-Dean Jacobs (2). 2, 27-Chad Kemenah (3). 3, 10h-Danny Holtgraver (6). 4, 97-Sheldon Haudenschild (5). 5, 36d-Wayne Dadetto (1). 6, 5-Bob McMillian (7). 7, 57x-Andrew Palker (4). 8, 12-Mike Flynn (8).

Heat 3 (Top 5 to feature): 1, 56-Ralph Spithaler (1). 2, 2l-Ed Lynch Jr. (6). 3, w20-Greg Wilson (5). 4, 08-Dan Kuriger (2). 5, 4k-Adam Kekich (3). 6, 13-Brandon Matus (4). 7, 27m-Zach Morrow (7). 8, 24-Christopher Pochiro (8).

Heat 4 (Top 5 to feature): 1, 40-Caleb Helms (2). 2, 15h-Mitch Harble (6). 3, 33-Brent Matus (1). 4, 49-Cole Duncan (5). 5, 55-Logan Wagner (4). 6, 15-Scott Priester (3). 7, 5m-Sye Lynch (7).

Dash (6 laps): 1, 10h-Danny Holtgraver (1). 2, 11n-Randy Hannagan (4). 3, 97-Sheldon Haudenschild (3). 4, 8-Rod George (2). 5, 15h-Mitch Harble (5). 6, 2l-Ed Lynch Jr. (6).

B Main (12 laps/Top 4 transfer to feature): 1, 13-Brandon Matus (2). 2, 45-Tim Shaffer (5). 3, 57x-Andrew Palker (1). 4, 15-Scott Priester (3). 5, 5m-Sye Lynch (8). 6, 76-David Jones (4). 7, 5-Bob McMillian (6). 8, 27m-Zach Morrow (7). 9, 12-Mike Flynn (9). 10, Christopher Pochiro (10). 11, 2s-Francis Sesco (DNS).

A Main (25 laps): 1, w20-Greg Wilson (7). 2, 10h-Danny Holtgraver (1). 3, 11n-Randy Hannagan (2). 4, 27-Chad Kemenah (14). 5, 97-Sheldon Haudenschild (3). 6, 13-Brandon Matus (12). 7, 55-Logan Wagner (10). 8, 2l-Ed Lynch Jr. (6). 9, 49-Cole Duncan (8). 10, 45-Tim Shaffer (24). 11, 2-A.J. Flick (13). 12, 57x-Andrew Palker (11). 13, 63-Kody Swanson (9). 14, 5k-Adam Kekich (15). 15, 08-Dan Kuriger (19). 16, 8-Rod George (4). 17, 15-Scott Priester (16). 18, 15h-Mitch Harble (5). 19, 36d-Wayne Dadetto (21). 20, 33-Brent Matus (23). 21, 56-Ralph Spithaler (22). 22, 40-Caleb Helms (20). 23, 5t-Travis Philo (17). 24, 9-Dean Jacobs (18).

NEXT EVENT -

Oct. 24-25 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, for the Open Wheel Championships

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Andrews gets Fremont win; Reed takes track title

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

Contact: Brian Liskai – liskai2x@roadrunner.com

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Chris Andrews has watched several races slip through his fingers at Fremont Speedway this season. The Sandusky, Ohio driver wasn’t about to let another opportunity get away Saturday on Kistler Racing Products Season Championship Night.

Andrews passed Byron Reed with seven laps to go and went on to record his first win of the season in the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints. Reed would finish second and earn his fifth career Fremont Speedway track championship.

“Byron took $10,000 away from me a couple of weeks ago (the Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship) so he can afford to lose some money,” joked Andrews beside his Burmeister Racing/Lucas Oil/Goofy Golf/Schiets Motorsports/Adkins Sanitation/Applebee’s Restaurant backed machine.

“I thought we were going to go winless at Fremont the way things were going. I love Fremont Speedway…the fans are awesome and Rich Farmer has the track in excellent shape. I can’t thank my guys enough. We had engine problems the last four weeks and Paul Kistler went to work and put an awesome motor together. Mikey Summers…works his tail off on this thing,” added Andrews in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

“Caleb Griffith was the one that scared me. I about moved to the top and I watched him screw up and I figured I’d wait for that to clean off a little bit,” continued Andrews who now has 7 career wins at The Track That Action Built.

For Reed, it was his second straight track title, though he expressed disappointment at not winning a feature all season at Fremont Speedway.

“I feel bad…I wanted to win that one pretty bad. I got discombobulated with my motor trouble there (he had a cracked header) and Chris got going good in the middle and that’s where I needed to be in three and four,” said Reed beside his Crown Battery backed machine.

“Our goal coming into the season was to win the FAST championship and to win the Fremont championship. I thought if we did that we would have won a few more races. Like I said I credit this championship to my crew. Our bad nights we were eighth or ninth…we didn’t drop out of races. We weren’t the best car this year…we did get better the last couple of months,” added Reed.

Jordan Ryan is only 17, but the Castalia driver has put together a phenomenal season in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints. He picked up the Attica Raceway Park championship last month and did the same Saturday at Fremont. Ryan took the lead on lap 16 of the feature after a tremendous battle with Dustin Stroup and Steve Rando, and went on to score his fifth win of the season and wrap up the track title. He now has six career wins at Fremont.

“What a race. With Dustin Stroup and Steve Rando…we were three wide sliding each other behind lapped cars…that was nuts,” said Ryan beside his Frosty Frog/J&J Automotive/Griff’s Engines/Village Pizza House/Kistler Racing Products/Big D’s Lawn care backed #5.

“This has been a dream season. We’ve been finishing in the top five a lot and running out front with these guys. I hope it shows people something…I gave my all this season,” continued Ryan surrounded by his family and friends in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

Risingsun, Ohio’s Shawn Valenti took the lead from Kent Brewer on lap 11 of the AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Truck feature and then held off a late race challenge from Brewer to score his 14th victory of the season. Valenti’s 23rd career win moves him into a tie for 21st on the track’s all-time win list with Bryan Sebetto, Jim Fleming and Cory Ward. Valenti also locked up the track championship.

“Lapped traffic was starting to come into play and I saw Kent’s nose down there and I knew he was hanging with me. I hoped I could hit lapped traffic just right and stay ahead of him,” said Valenti beside his Craig Miller Trucking/Gressman Powersports/Day Dream and Memories Crafts and Antiques/KS Sales and Service/Conrad Transportation/Dave Story Equipment Repair backed #7b.

“It’s been a dream since I was a little kid to be a champion at Fremont Speedway...I’m glad I can now call myself one,” added Valenti in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

In the 30 lap 410 sprint feature, Reed and Andrews would bring the field to green, but before a lap could be completed T.J. Michael and Jason Dolick tangled in turn four, resulting in a red. Both drivers were okay but were done for the night.

When the green flew again Reed jumped into the lead over Andrews, Caleb Griffith, Craig Mintz, Broc Martin and Stuart Brubaker. Reed pulled away slightly as Andrews and Griffith battled for second when the caution flew for Jimmy Colvin and Duane Zablocki who spun in turn four.

On the restart Reed led Griffith, Andrews, Mintz, Martin, Brubaker and Brian Lay. Griffith run up front would end when he went off the high side of turn two on lap five and hit the wall. When the green came back out Reed could not shake Andrews with Mintz, Martin, Brubaker, Lay and Brian Smith in pursuit.

The leaders hit lapped traffic by the 11th circuit and Andrews and Mintz closed on Reed. By the half-way point, Reed led by less than a car length over Andrews while Mintz and Martin battled for third. A lapped machine would get into Mintz, sending him spinning in turn one. The restart order was Reed, Andrews, Martin, Brubaker, Smith, Lay, D.J. Foos and Todd Heller.

With 10 laps to go, Andrews was racing to Reed’s inside and the two would battle side by side over the next three laps. Andrews would execute a perfect slider in turns three and four to not only drive by Reed for the lead but to clear a couple of lapped cars on lap 23. Andrews would then drive away for the win over Reed, Martin, Brubaker and Lay.

In the 25 lap 305 sprint feature, Stroup and Rando would bring the field to green but before a lap could be scored Paul Weaver would spin. On the second attempt at green Rando would power into the lead over Stroup, Ryan, Kyle Capodice, Kevin Lee and Seth Schneider.

The action would grind to a half on lap two when Ryan French and Nate Dussel tangled in turn one. On the restart Rando would continue to lead as Stroup and Ryan battled for second. The leaders raced into heavy lapped traffic by the 9th circuit and the three car battle was on.

Rando would slip up on lap 11 with Stroup driving into the lead and Ryan taking second. With 10 laps to go Strop, Ryan and Rando were battling for the lead and trying to negotiate lapped traffic. Ryan would take the lead on lap 16 but Stroup continued to race to his inside with Rando also challenging. Rando’s great run would end on lap 17 as he slid off the high side of turn two to bring out the caution.

Now with a clear track, when the race went back to green Ryan would drive off as Capodice now challenged Stroup for second. With five laps to go the running order was Ryan, Stroup, Capodice, Dustin Dinan, T.J. Michael and Tyler Gunn.

Ryan would drive to the win over Stroup, Capodice who wrapped up the division’s rookie of the year honors, Dinan and Michael.

Jeff Ward and Cory McCaughey would bring the field to green in the 20 lap dirt truck feature. The event would go green to checker with no cautions.

Kent Brewer would drive into the lead over Ward, McCaughey, Matt Foos, Valenti, Art ball and Jimmy McGrath Jr. Valenti would move into fourth on lap two and would take third by lap six as Brewer continued to lead Ward. Valenti would take second on lap eight and applied pressure to Brewer.

Valenti would finally take the lead on lap 11 as the leaders caught the back of the field. Brewer would stay close with Ward, McCaughey, Foos, McGrath Jr., Ball and Cory Ward in pursuit. Valenti made one little slip with two laps to go and Brewer dove to his inside as the pair raced side by side to the white flag. Valenti regained his composure and drove to the win over Brewer, Jeff Ward, McCaughey and Ball.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, Oct. 4 with the Buckeye Machine BOSS non-wing sprints and the Run-What-You-Brung with the trucks and stocks in a class, the late models and modifieds in a division and four-cylinder compact in another class. There are no rules for the later three divisions and some teams usually show up with huge wings, side panels and more.

It’s also Family Fun Night which includes $1 hot dogs and 50 cent popcorn along with a penny toss for the kids with several special prizes. There will also be a ladies powder puff truck race.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

Fremont Speedway - 9/27/2014

Kistler Racing Products Night

Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints (20 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Fricker’s Restaurant/Callie’s Performance

1. 21-DJ Foos, 12.330; 2. O9-Craig Mintz, 12.453; 3. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 12.583; 4. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.620; 5. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.660; 6. 83M-Broc Martin, 12.809; 7. 14H-Todd Heller, 12.909; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.943; 9. 45L-Brian Lay, 12.999; 10. 2+-Brian Smith, 13.061; 11. D12-Jason Dolich, 13.436; 12. 39M-Matt Merrill, 13.443; 13. 9-Jimmy Colvin, 13.472; 14. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.555; 15. 3T-Tony Beaber, 13.589; 16. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 13.624; 17. 51-Roger Campbell, 13.819; 18. 8M-T.J Michael, 14.075; 19. 60-Jody Keegan, 14.691; 20. 10J-Jarrod Delong, 14.847

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 9-Jimmy Colvin[2] ; 2. 16-Chris Andrews[5] ; 3. 55F-Taylor Ferns[1] ; 4. 2+-Brian Smith[3] ; 5. 14H-Todd Heller[4] ; 6. 60-Jody Keegan[7] ; 7. 21-DJ Foos[6]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 51-Roger Campbell[1] ; 2. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[2] ; 3. O9-Craig Mintz[6] ; 4. 5R-Byron Reed[5] ; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 6. 10J-Jarrod Delong[7] ; 7. D12-Jason Dolich[3]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 8M-T.J Michael[1] ; 2. 45L-Brian Lay[4] ; 3. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[6] ; 4. 83M-Broc Martin[5] ; 5. 3T-Tony Beaber[2] ; 6. 39M-Matt Merrill[3]

Dash - Borer Glass & Mirror (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 5R-Byron Reed[1] ; 2. 16-Chris Andrews[2] ; 3. O9-Craig Mintz[4] ; 4. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[3] ; 5. 83M-Broc Martin[5] ; 6. 14H-Todd Heller[6]

A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. 16-Chris Andrews[2]; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[1]; 3. 83M-Broc Martin[5]; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker[7]; 5. 45L-Brian Lay[8]; 6. 2+-Brian Smith[9]; 7. 21-DJ Foos[11]; 8. 55F-Taylor Ferns[16]; 9. 14H-Todd Heller[6]; 10. 60-Jody Keegan[19]; 11. 10J-Jarrod Delong[20]; 12. 39M-Matt Merrill[13]; 13. O9-Craig Mintz[3]; 14. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[14]; 15. 51-Roger Campbell[17]; 16. 9-Jimmy Colvin[10]; 17. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[4]; 18. 3T-Tony Beaber[15]; 19. D12-Jason Dolich[12]; 20. 8M-T.J Michael[18]

Hard Charger: 60-Jody Keegan[+9]

Fremont Federal Credit Untion 305 Sprints (27 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 19R-Steve Rando[2] ; 2. 5R-Jordan Ryan[4] ; 3. O2-Kevin Lee[1] ; 4. 6-Dustin Dinan[5] ; 5. 8I-T.J Michael[7] ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn[9] ; 7. 1-Nate Dussel[8] ; 8. 37-Austin Ream[6] ; 9. 2-Ricky Peterson[3]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[2] ; 2. 7A-Alvin Roepke[4] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[8] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[5] ; 5. 32-Ryan French[6] ; 6. 11G-Luke Griffith[7] ; 7. 29P-Mark Pinski[1] ; 8. 25-Jason Keckler[9] ; 9. 1X-Jeremy Dickerson[3]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 94-John Ivy[1] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 3. 10X-Dustin Stroup[7] ; 4. 10-Josh Harrison[4] ; 5. 18-Bobby Clark[6] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 7. 2L-Landon LaLonde[8] ; 8. 94K-Kurt Huber[9] ; 9. O3-Jim Cushing[2]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[2] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[10] ; 6. 25-Jason Keckler[8] ; 7. 37-Austin Ream[7] ; 8. 29P-Mark Pinski[5] ; 9. 2L-Landon LaLonde[6] ; 10. 94K-Kurt Huber[9]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 5R-Jordan Ryan[4]; 2. 10X-Dustin Stroup[1]; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[3]; 4. 6-Dustin Dinan[9]; 5. 8I-T.J Michael[13]; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn[16]; 7. 36-Seth Schneider[5]; 8. 18-Bobby Clark[15]; 9. 94-John Ivy[11]; 10. 1-Nate Dussel[17]; 11. 7A-Alvin Roepke[10]; 12. 2-Ricky Peterson[20]; 13. 10-Josh Harrison[7]; 14. 22M-Dan McCarron[12]; 15. 11G-Luke Griffith[18]; 16. 7M-Brandon Moore[19]; 17. 19R-Steve Rando[2]; 18. O2-Kevin Lee[6]; 19. 1W-Paul Weaver[8]; 20. 32-Ryan French[14]

Hard Charger: 68G-Tyler Gunn[+10]

AAA Auto Club Dirt Trucks (19 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 8KB-Kent Brewer[1] ; 2. 7B-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 3. O1-Art Ball[6] ; 4. 5-Jim McGrath[8] ; 5. 13-Cody Benyak[3] ; 6. 4S-Keith Sorg[7] ; 7. 3X-Brad Keckler[9] ; 8. 99X-Gene Portidge[10] ; 9. 3-Andy Earnhart[2] ; 10. O-Andy Keegan[4]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2-Matt Foos[3] ; 2. 33-Jeff Ward[5] ; 3. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[8] ; 4. 37-Eric Devanna[1] ; 5. 36M-Cory McCaughey[9] ; 6. D1-Dustin Keegan[4] ; 7. 7-Dana Frey[6] ; 8. 18W-Cory Ward[7] ; 9. OO-Brian Arnold[2]

A-Main - (20 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[8]; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[4]; 3. 33-Jeff Ward[1]; 4. 36M-Cory McCaughey[2]; 5. O1-Art Ball[5]; 6. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[6]; 7. 18W-Cory Ward[16]; 8. D1-Dustin Keegan[12]; 9. 7-Dana Frey[14]; 10. 5-Jim McGrath[7]; 11. 37-Eric Devanna[10]; 12. 3X-Brad Keckler[13]; 13. 13-Cody Benyak[9]; 14. 99X-Gene Portidge[15]; 15. 4S-Keith Sorg[11]; 16. O-Andy Keegan[19]; 17. OO-Brian Arnold[18]; 18. 2-Matt Foos[3]; 19. 3-Andy Earnhart[17]

Hard Charger: 18W-Cory Ward[+9]

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

 

 

Burks Wins First Night of Hockett/McMillin Memorial

Wheatland, MO(September 26, 2014)-Taking the lead from Mitchell Moore on lap sixteen, Wyatt Burks picked up his second career win with the WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps during the first night of the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway Friday night. The initial start saw Payton Pierce take off in the lead as he was followed by Daum and fast qualifier Derek Hagar. Before a lap could be completed, the red flag would be thrown for Dustin Morgan, who flipped violently down the backstretch. Morgan was uninjured. Daum shot into the lead on the second attempt at green and would lead until action was stopped on lap three when Cody Baker made contact with the wall in turn one ending his evening. Daum again led on the restart as he was followed by Moore, Hagar, and Burks. The running order would stay this way over the next ten laps. On lap fourteen, Moore got a run on Daum and took over the top spot. A lap later, Burks also made his way past Daum as the top five cars were all within striking distance of the top spot. Burks would get by Moore on lap seventeen as Daum and teammate Casey Shuman both started running the high groove and started working their way back closer to the top two. By lap twenty two, Burks was still in control, but Moore and Daum had a good battle going for second. Daum would get by Moore on lap twenty three. Burks would go on to his second career WAR win in his Industrial Maintenace Inc./Kansas Powertrain Maxim with Trondson power under the hood. Moore would work his way back past Daum to run second in his Kelly Potter owned XXX with Moore power. Daum was a close third in the Hockett Racing/Korte Transportation DRC with Don Ott power. Shuman was fourth in a second Hockett entry with Hagar rounding out the top five. Aric Gentry and Josh Stephens ran sixth and seventh with Chad Goff, Chris Parkinson, and Steve Thomas rounding out the top ten. Hagar, Morgan, Burks, and Shuman were the heat race winners while Casey Baker and Dylan Kadous won the twin B Mains.

The WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps will run the second night of the Hockett/McMillin Memorial tonight at Lucas Oil Speedway.

WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps 9/26/14 38 cars

Time Trials- 1. 9JR-Derek Hagar, Marion, AR-14.894; 2. 18P-Payton Pierce, Bridgeport, TX-14.897; 3.51-Mitchell Moore, Edgerton, KS-15.087; 4.9-Chad Goff, Edgerton, KS-15.126; 5. 10-Aric Gentry-Robards, KY-15.131: 6. 77D-Zach Daum, Pocohontas, IL-15.151; 7. 11W-Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS-15.152; 8. 77-Casey Shuman, Rattlesnake Bend, AZ-15.154; 9. 65-Chris Parkinson-Gladstone, MO-15.190; 10. 93-Dustin Morgan, Owasso, OK-15.190; 11. 09-Josh Stephens, Buckner, MO-15.351: 12. 24X-Ricky Stangl-Lee's Summit, MO-15.526; 13.94T-Tim Kent, Bristow, OK-15.583; 14.38-Cody Baker, Lone Jack, MO-15.606; 15.20-Steve Thomas, Ludlow, IL-15.610; 16.8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO-15.649; 17.70-Pete Palazzolo, Pacific, MO-15.686; 18.9X-Casey Baker, Lone Jack, MO-15.691; 19.27-Bob Thoman, Higginsville, MO-15.730; 20.97-Kevin Cummings, Tulsa, OK-15.757; 21.48-Mike Burkin, Clyde, OH-15.760; 22.14-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg, MO-15.796; 23.90-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO-15.810; 24.8X-Scott Comstock, Tipton, MO-15.852; 25.12-John Helm, Kearney, MO-15.874; 26.11-Dylan Kadous, Topeka, KS-15.877; 27.99-Tony Rost, Utica, NE-15.919; 28.24-Kevin RIsley, Collinsville, OK-16.176; 29.1A-Andy Malpocker-St. Charles, MO-16.277; 30.00D-Jimmy Dowell, Wooldridge, MO-16.512; 31.88-Chad Tye, Indpendence, MO-16.549; 32.65M-T.J. Muths-Sedalia, MO-16.657; 33.00-P.J. Grimes, Otterville, MO-16.732; 34.10-Will Register, Sedalia, MO-16.755; 35.42-Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS-16.786; 36.21C-Chris Desselle, Richmond, MO-17.050; 37.27J-Mike Schouten, LaMonte, MO-17.303; 38. 7S-Wade Seiler, Alton, IL-18.383

1st Heat-10 laps 1. 9JR-Derek Hagar (10); 2. 65-Chris Parkinson (8); 3.10-Aric Gentry (9); 4. 00-P.J. Grimes (2); 5. 70-Pete Palazzolo (6); 6.48-Mike Burkin (5); 7.1A-Andy Malpocker (3); 8.12-John Helm (4); 9.27J-Mike Schouten (9); 10. 94T-Tim Kent (7)-DNF

2nd Heat-10 laps 1. 93-Dustin Morgan (8); 2. 77D-Zach Daum (9); 3.14-Taylor Walton (5); 4.18P-Payton Pierce (10); 5.38-Cody Baker (7); 6. 9X-Casey Baker (6); 7. 00D-Jimmy Dowell (3); 8.11-Dylan Kadous (4); 9. 10-Will Register (2); 10. 7S-Wade Seiler (1)-DNF

3rd Heat-10 laps 1. 11W-Wyatt Burks (8); 2. 51-Mitchell Moore (9); 3.90-Riley Kreisel (4); 4.09-Josh Stephens (7); 5.20-Steve Thomas (6); 6.42-Warren Johnson (1); 7.27-Bob Thoman (5); 8.88-Chad Tye (2)-DNF; 9. 99-Tony Rost (3)-DNF

4th Heat-10 laps 1. 77-Casey Shuman (8); 2. 65M-T.J. Muths (2); 3.9-Chad Goff (7); 4.24-Kevin Risley (3); 5.97-Kevin Cummings (5); 6. 8X-Scott Comstock (4); 7. 21C-Chris Desselle (1); 8. 8-Jeff Wingate (6) DNS: 24X-Ricky Stangl

1st B Main-12 laps(Top three to A) 1. 9X-Baker (1); 2.27-Thoman (3); 3.8-Wingate (2); 4.1A-Malpocker (7); 5.42-Johnson (8); 6.65M-Muths (5); 7.27J-Schouten (9); 8.8X-Comstock (4); 9. 00-Grimes (6); DNS-24X-Stangl, 99-Rost

2nd B Main-12 laps(Top three to A) 1. 11-Kadous (6); 2. 97-Cummings (1); 3.24-Risley (4); 4.12-Helm (5); 5.48-Burkin (3); 6.21C-Desselle (9); 7.00D-Dowell (7); 8.10-Register (8); 9. 94T-Kent (2)-DNF: DNS: 88-Tye, 7S-Seiler

A Main-25 laps 1. 11W-Burks (4); 2. 51-Moore (5); 3.77D-Daum (2); 4.77-Shuman (7); 5.9JR-Hagar (3); 6.10G-Gentry (8); 7.09-Stephens (11); 8.9-Goff (6); 9.65-Parkinson (10); 10.20-Thomas (13); 11.8-Wingate (21); 12.11-Kadous (18); 13.90-Kreisel (16); 14.9X-Baker (17); 15.24-Risley (22); 16.14-Walton (15)-DNF; 17.18P-Pierce (1)-DNF; 18.97-Cummings (20)-DNF; 19.70-Palazzolo (14)-DNF; 20.38-Baker (12)-DNF; 21.27-Thoman (19)-DNF; 22. 93-Morgan (9)-DNF

 

 

Jonathan Allard Opens Up 22nd Fall Nationals with Wire to Wire Win
By: Elijah Jones

Jonathan Allard pulled to within one win of tying Tim Kaeding for second on the All Time Win List at Silver Dollar Speedway last night. Allard, who is fresh off his first Gold Cup Title has been fast all year at Chico behind the wheel of the Clyde Lamar owned Tri-C Machine #3C. This being his sixth win of 2014 at the speedway. It was great to see Jonathan celebrating in Victory Lane with his family, as this race has been dedicated as a tribute to Jonathan’s older brother Stephen Allard. ”It feels great to win again, Willie really gave me a run for it there. I just really want to win tomorrow night.” Stated an exhausted Allard in Victory Lane.
The evening started out lightning fast as 1996 and 1997 Fall Nationals Champion, Bud Kaeding paced the field in Qualifying with a blistering lap of 11.688. That lap being just .067 seconds off of the 360 Track Record at Silver Dollar. 47 cars timed in for Night Number one of the 2014 Fall Nationals.
Heat Race action saw five exciting Heat races with each race taking the top four finishers directly to the Main Event. Heat Race number one would be claimed by Roseville, CA driver Bobby Butler. Butler was able to hold off a hard charge by Bud Kaeding to win the heat securing himself a spot in the dash. Fresno driver, Kyler Shaw had an evening ending flip in turn two as the leaders crossed under the Checkered Flag but was uninjured. Sean Becker dominated a non-stop heat race number two, also securing his spot in the dash. Jonathan Allard picked up heat race number three but not before turning a lap of 11.378 during the race, well under the 360 track record. Heat four saw DJ Netto pick up the win in the Netto Ag Services #88n. Rico Abreu won heat race number five by nearly half a lap over Andy Forsberg.
The C-Main Event was claimed by Dean Freitas who led all ten laps. Also transferring out of the C-Main was Jason Statler. In the B-Main Event Colby Weisz would dominate. However the battle for the fourth and final transfer spot was an intense one. Justyn Cox held the position for most of the race but Matt Peterson hounded him lap after lap. Finally with three to go Peterson was able to mount a charge on Cox who had been doing an astounding job of holding Peterson back. As they went into turns one and two with two to go. Peterson tried a crossover move coming off of two and made heavy contact with Cox. The contact caused both cars to come to a stop thus ending both drivers shot at making it to the main event. Their misfortune however came to the delight of none other than Jason Statler. Statler who had already come through the C-Main Event, had started the B-Main in the 16th position. Now on the restart with two to go he had the final transfer spot. As they crossed under the finish line it was Weisz, followed by Justin Sanders, Brad Bumgarner, and Statler.
The five heat race winners and the next five fastest qualifiers to transfer from their heats made the Dash. The finishing order of the Dash would determine the lineup for the first five rows of cars in the 30 lap Main Event. When the Green Flag waved on the Dash disaster struck for Placerville, CA driver Andy Gregg. Gregg’s car bicycled really bad going into turn one, sending him flipping between turns one and two. His car would make very hard impact on the final landing causing one of the downtubes on the frame to bend. That meant the end of a very promising night for the 2014 Knoxville Nationals Rookie of the Year. Jonathan Allard would go on to win the Dash followed by Sean Becker.
Although Jonathan Allard did lead all 30 laps of the A-Main Event it was not as easy as it seems. Allard held off multiple charges by Sean Becker and Willie Croft en route to his 55th Career Victory at Silver Dollar Speedway. Sacramento, CA driver Willie Croft showed a lot of speed tonight finishing second. Croft’s car really worked the top side of the speedway well and was nearly able to get around Allard in the closing stages of the race. Sean Becker would finish third after nearly flipping in turn four on lap eight. Fast Time Qualifier Bud Kaeding was able to retain a fourth place finish while Scott Parker had a great run to round of the top five. It should be noted that Jason Statler completed his run of the Alphabet soup with an eighth place finish in the Main Event.
We return to action tonight for night number two of the 22nd Annual Fall Nationals in Memory of Stephen Allard. Stephen’s family will be selling brand new Stephen Allard T-Shirts, there will be a Memorial Lap during opening ceremonies as well as a special tribute to Stephen prior to the start of the A-Main Event. The front gate is scheduled to open at 5:00pm, with qualifying set to start at 6:00pm. For ticket information please visit our website at www.silverdollarspeedway.com.

 

 

Marysville Raceway Park

By Bob Burbach

Bernal smokes USAC Sprint field

Marysville, CA. USAC Sprint Car star Ryan Bernal started eighth and roared through the field to score his fifth straight victory and was crowned the champion of the division. Los Angeles’ Max Adams was a distant second. The race was run with only one caution flag as early leader Austin Liggett stopped in turn four while leading.

Local sprint car star, Marysville’s Josh Vieira stunned everyone in the house with a spectacular run in qualifications with a new track record for wingless sprint cars. Vieira timed in with a sizzling 14.324. That time would have put him sixth fastest in the most recent winged sprint car show. Vieira peeled more than a second off of the existing track wingless sprint car record. Vieira flipped in his heat race while looking for a transfer. He repaired the car and scored a fine sixth place finish against USAC’s best in the main event.

For more on the event go to usacracing.com.

In advance of MRP’s only two day racing extravaganza next week, three local classes were also on the card at MRP Saturday. Yuba City drivers Jimmy Ford and Phillip Shelby went a long way toward securing titles in the MRP Mini Stock and Super Stock classes respectively while Misty Castleberry kept on rolling in the Pro 4s.

Shelby took advantage of another bout of late race bad luck suffered by Marysville’s Cort Dozier. Dozier had the field covered and was nearly three-quarters of a lap ahead when Shelby finally got to third place.

Near half way, in one very bizarre lap, Cort Dozier’s car failed him and second running, brother Rick Dozier, hammered the front stretch wall eliminating his chances for victory. Shelby, then inherited the lead and the victory.

Birthday boy James Castleberry of Browns Valley put on a show as he battled Shelby for the top spot near the end, but had to settle for second. Bay area racer Mike Walko had another fine run and was third when the checkers waved.

Yuba City’s Corey Hall was sixth and lost ground to Shelby in the title chase with only one event left on the schedule. Both drivers are former champions of the division, so it would be a big mistake to count Hall out of this just yet. Saturday’s show should be a thriller as both drivers will put it all on the line.

In the MRP Mini Stock feature, Ford kept his closest pursuer in the title chase, Linda’s James Foster, in his sights all night and finished third behind Foster while Marysville’s Howard Law ran away from the field.

Law was in another zone as he easily moved away from his fellow competitors after multiple yellow flag periods slowed the pace. But, when the green was in the air the tight racing from second through fifth places was excellent. Foster mustered a challenge to Law in the late going, but that seemed to be a wake up call for Law and he checked out when necessary.

Foster held on to his title hopes with his second place finish. The big loser was Yuba City’s Kyle Davey who, once again, experienced mechanical gremlins that kept him from challenging the front runners. Marysville’s Damian Merritt got fourth and Sacramento’s Mike Dehoogh was fifth and continued his impressive string of finishes with a worthy effort.

Ford has been rock-solid all year with regular visits to victory lane. But, his maturity as a driver has been apparent all season. If he couldn’t win, he didn’t make mistakes costing him valuable points. With one race to go, it’s Ford’s championship to lose.

In Pro 4 action, Browns Valley’s Misty Castleberry re-established herself as the dominant driver in the class for the second straight season. Beaten only once all year in races she has finished, this has been a dream season for the local racing star. Castleberry went to the front early and simply motored away to another checkered flag.

Vacaville’s Dan Morgan turned in a great performance by charging through the field to a credible second place finish.

Next week is the final race for the Mini Stocks and Hobby Stocks will be held on Friday night. The Super Stocks and Pro 4s will crown champions on Saturday night. The races will be held in conjunction with the 19th annual west Coast Dwarf Car Nationals on both Friday and Saturday nights.

Nearly 100 cars will be racing on both Friday and Saturday evenings as MRP offers it’s only two-day racing extravaganza of the year.

The West Coast Dwarf Car nationals will feature drivers from the nine western states in two full programs on Friday and Saturday as the local classes put a cap on their seasons. There will be more on this event later.

 

 

 

Season First for Felker in South Side Showdown

Cody Morris Lucas Oil POWRi West Public Relations

Saturday, September 20th, 2014 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

What an effort this show took! Originally scheduled for September 6th and promptly rained out by the remnants of Pacific Hurricane Norbert, POWRi West management called that show early in attempt to save teams as many miles as we possibly could.

But in that process, the promoting team also noticed that a record car count was set to arrive that night, so we worked diligently to reschedule the show for tonight.

But instead of a POWRi West point event, lock in a $1,000 to win / $125 to start “South Side Showdown”. We then began promoting the event once more, in fact we were even close to 30 entries before a rash of accidents, incidents, and another bleak forecast forced many to alter their plans.

In the middle of this past week, it looked like the remnants of another Pacific Hurricane were sure to dump 4-8 inches of rain on the Sooner State. And then of course in true Oklahoma fashion the forecast changed back to basically no chance of rain.

We entered race day with 23 entries and lost a couple of those to freak motor issues, the resulting 19 entries were still a season best for POWRi West in the State Capitol, and best since a two dozen entered in the first West solo show of the year at Creek Count Speedway back on April 11th.

With several regulars out due to prior commitments or ill times woes to their machines, it was an ultra nice time for several teams to make their series’ debut. 2012 POWRi Nationals Champ Andrew Felker headlined that group, along with another gem of an entry in Fort Worth, Texas sprint car veteran Kevin Ramey. Lillian, Texas’ Zane Lawrence also made his first Midget start with POWRi west, as did Paola, Kansas pilot Tucker Klaasmeyer. Former USAC West Coast champion and current Newalla, Oklahoma resident Tommy White also made his first appearance with POWRi West, as did Atoka, Oklahoma’s rising racer Austin Shores. New blood to true blood, we can’t wait to feature both the core of POWRi West regulars and this new crop that is emerging to challenge late in the first full season of POWRi West Midget racing.

To battle as hard as we did this for this show and this field, we’re filled to the brim with both excitement and anticipation for next week’s show at Tulsa’s Port City Raceway, as well as the rapidly approaching 2nd Annual Twister Nationals back at I-44 Riverside Speedway.

Heat Race action was highlighted by a sensational run from Broken Arrow’s Factor One Racing standout Jason McDougal in what was, by any measure, a loaded opening heat race. McDougal’s march from sixth to the win locked him in as the pole sitter for the 25 lap main event.

Pauls Valley’s Steven Shebester, another micro superstar cutting his chops in “big car” racing, trounced the third and final heat race from the five spot, and thus earned the outside front row starting spot.

McDougal moved out to early lead with Shebester in tow, but POWRi National Champ Felker quickly moved up from outside row three to claim third by the same round, before battling past Shebester for 2nd place near the 10th round.

McDougal led the opening half of the race, but was overcome by Felker on the 14th lap, with Texas’ Kevin Ramey moving his Print Place #7m into P3 with five laps remaining.

That’s when the race hit the skids. Jason McDougal lost power while running second, bringing out the first caution and moving Ramey up into the first challenger spot.

However, on the ensuing restart Ramey also slowed to a stop and an early entirement, which moved Shebester back into second place.

Felker took in the next 16 turns of the final four laps without serious challenge, earning his first Lucas Oil POWRi West victory of the season aboard Danny Felker’s Fontana powered, 66 Truck & Foreign Auto Salvage sponsored #11A Boss Chassis machine.

Shebester placed second, his best finish yet in his rookie run in the Texas based, Rick Bailey owned #51. Bixby’s Kevin Bayer rolled his Jet Motorsports #91B by in third to complete the podium finish.

Owasso’s Ty Hulsey overcame an unfortunate heat race scenario to charge from 12th to 4th in The Dirty Knuckle Tavern #21H, with Lillian, Texas’ Zane Lawrence claiming the Factor One Racing Hard Charger Performance with a blast from 18th to complete the top five running order, a fantastic debut for Lawrence.

South Side Mowers #14 Eric Fenton raced his way from 15th to sixth, with Heat Two winner Doug McCune claiming 7th followed by Newalla, Oklahoma‘s Tommy White, while Texans Jordan McPherson and Kevin Ramey completed the top ten finish.

Lucas Oil POWRi West Official Results South Side Showdown

Heat One (8 laps): 1. 73 Jason McDougal (6); 2. 91B Kevin Bayer (2); 3. 11A Andrew Felker (5); 4. 8 Alex Sewell (4); 5. 7m Kevin Ramey (3); 6. 14B Tommy White (1); 7. 76 Zane Lawrence (7)

Heat Two (8 laps): 1. 9u Doug McCune (1); 2. 29s Grady Chandler (4); 3. 17 Travis Scott (5); 4. 27 Tucker Klaasmeyer (6); 5. 14E Eric Fenton (3); 6. 1ou AJ Burns (2)

Heat Three (8 laps): 1. 51 Steven Shebester (5); 2. 7x Jordan McPherson (3); 3. 8x Austin Shores (4); 4. 89 Nick Bailey (1); 5. 21H Ty Hulsey (6); 6. 96 Cody Brewer (2)

Lucas Oil POWRi West Midgets “South Side Showdown” A Feature (25 laps): 1. 11A Andrew Felker (6); 2. 51 Steven Shebester (2); 3. 91B Kevin Bayer (8); 4. 21H Ty Hulsey (12); 5. 76 Zane Lawrence (18); 6. 14E Eric Fenton (15); 7. 9u Doug McCune (4); 8. 14B Tommy White (19); 9. 7x Jordan McPherson (5); 10. 7m Kevin Ramey (14); 11. 73 Jason McDougal (1); 12. 17 Travis Scott (7); 13. 27 Tucker Klaasmeyer (10); 14. 96 Cody Brewer (17); 15. 1ou AJ Burns (16): 16. 8x Austin Shores (9); DNS: 89 Nick Bailey, 29s Grady Chandler, 8 Alex Sewell Lap Leaders: Jason McDougal 1-13, Andrew Felker 14-25 Factor One Racing Hard Charger Award: Zane Lawrence +13

The Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget campaign is back in action next Saturday, September 27th at Port Coty Raceway for the first standalone appearance by the Westerners since launching the season with a two day co-sanctioned event back in March.

Only three point events remain with next week’s Port City appearance, followed by the two-day grand finale to the season in headlining I-44 Riverside Speedway’s 2nd Annual Twister Nationals.

Special thanks to our partners and sponsors: Factor One Racing, Fenton Graphics, Boss Chassis, MudX, Rod End Supply, KBR Performance, Tulsa Gas Technologies, The Dirty Knuckle Tavern, IRaceTv and of course our title sponsor Lucas Oil.

For more information regarding the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series, Follow POWRi West on Facebook or visit www.powri.com.

 

 

Urish strikes again at Quincy Raceways for 2nd career MOWA win

story by Patrick Davis

Quincy, IL (September 21, 2014) - On what was a beautiful late summer night in Quincy, the MOWA Sprint Car Series presented by Casey’s General Store made their 3rd and final appearance of the 2o14 season to the 1/4 mile high banked Quincy Raceways. 27 cars signed in to race, with a stout field. This set up three 10 lap heat races to be contested at The Broadway Bullring.

Heat 1 would see Jim Moughan would lead lap 1 but Bil Balog would waste little time getting to the top spot getting it 1 lap later. Paul Nienhiser would end up battling briefly with Moughan, with Nienhiser making the pass.

Heat 1: 17B Bill Balog, 9 Paul Nienhiser, 1M Jim Moughan, 44 A.J. Bruns, 51 Joe B. Miller, 22T Bret Tripplett, 83H Russ Hall, 84 Ben Wagoner, 19 Bobby Weuve

Heat 2 would see some great racing. Early in the heat Matt Harms lead, but just past halfway Korey Weyant dropped the hammer and made a power move in turn 3 and came off of 4 with the lead. However, Joey Moughan in the 17M was RIGHT behind the 99 of Weyant. With 2 to go, Joey made his move into 1 and got by on the backstretch. Joey went on to win the heat race. This was the high point of his night unfortunately because as Joey took the checkers, the motor went up in a huge cloud of smoke.

Heat 2: 17M Joey Moughan, 99W Korey Weyant, 35 Jimmy Hurley, 24 Terry McCarl, 53H Matt Harms, 10S Jeremy Standridge, 6B Andy Baugh, 4B Tom Busch, 5W Caleb Wankel

Heat 3 would see 3 time and defending MOWA Sprint Car Series presented by Casey’s General Store champion Jerrod Hull, who won the first stop of 2014 at Quincy back on May 25th, hold off the most recent winner at Quincy on July 6th, Chris Urish..

Heat 3: 12H Jerrod Hull, 77U Chris Urish, 7KX Ryan Bunton, 10K Robbie Standridge, 52F Logan Faucon, 75 Trent Beckinger, 25 Levi Curry, 59 Jake Glasgow, 82W Vinny Ward

The 6 lap Fast Dash would see Bill Balog take an early lead, but Jimmy Hurley flexed his muscles and showed he was going to be a force to be reckoned with, and went by the 17B for the win.

Dash: 35 Jimmy Hurley, 17B Bill Balog, 12H Jerrod Hull, 77U Chris Urish, 99W Korey Weyant, 17M Joey Moughan(DNS)

The 12 lap B Main would take 5 cars to the feature as a result of Joey Moughan scratching for the evening with his motor issue. 11 cars were scheduled to take to the track, and all of them answered the call and went clean and green. Here is how things went.

B Main: 22T Brett Tripplett, 53H Matt Harms, 83H Russ Hall, 6B Andy Baugh, 84 Ben Wagoner, 25 Levi Curry, 4B Tom Busch, 5W Caleb Wankel, 19 Bobby Weuve, 59 Jake Glasgow, 82W Vinny Ward

The 25 lap feature event would be led to the green by Hurley and Balog. The green flew and Jimmy Hurley jumped out to the early lead. Bill Balog was on his tail. 2 laps into the 25 lap event working on lap 3 Balog made contact with the 35, sending both cars spinning. Balog did a 360 and never stopped while Hurley’s car came to a stop facing the wrong way in turn 2, bringing out the 1st caution of the event. Balog would assume the lead on the restart. Not too much later Jerrod Hull was by Chris Urish for the runner up spot. On lap 4, the 10S of Jeremy Standridge went up over the turn 3 banking and went tumbling a few times, bringing out the only red flag of the evening. Jeremy was okay after this incident. On the restart, Balog would open up a sizeable lead on the field. Urish would get back up to the 2nd spot just around the halfway point. The 2nd yellow flag of the event would fly for AJ Bruns making contact with the guardrail coming off of turn 2 on lap 13. The restart would see Balog lead, but Urish struck a lap later and made what would be the winning move taking the lead for good on lap 15. Traffic would be a factor in the closing stages until Balog came to a stop with 2 laps remaining in turn 2. Urish would get a great restart and go on to claim his 2nd MOWA Sprint Car Series presented by Casey’s General Store feature win of his career, which was also his 2nd in a row at Quincy Raceways.

A Main: 77U Chris Urish, 12H Jerrod Hull, 24 Terry McCarl, 9 Paul Nienhiser, 7KX Ryan Bunton, 35 Jimmy Hurley, 22T Bret Tripplett, 83H Russ Hall, 51B Joe B. Miller, 17B Bill Balog, 75 Trent Beckinger, 53H Matt Harms, 99W Korey Weyant, 1M Jim Moughan, 10K Robbie Standridge, 44 A.J. Bruns, 6B Andy Baugh, 52F Logan Faucon, 84 Ben Wagoner, 10S Jeremy Standridge

 

 

 

BRETT ARNDT IS THE WINNER IN ARDC RETURN TO PATH VALLEY

Arndt Earns Second Career Win During Anniversary Season

The return of the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) and Brett Arndt's win on that historic night will be a red letter addition to ARDC's 75th Anniversary season!

In their first Path Valley appearance since 1993, ARDC elected to use a revenge draw for the main event. PJ Gargiulo drew the pole and gave that position to Arndt for the start of the twenty-five lap feature event. And that was all that Arndt needed to garner his second ARDC career win as he led from the green flag to the checkered to take the win.

The feature winner, as well as his competitors, had high praise for the Path Valley racing surface. Arndt related, "The track was ready when we got there. For the feature, it was a good slick track from the bottom to the cushion," Arndt added.

With six laps to go, 2011 ARDC Champion, Drew Heistand challenged Arndt for the lead. Unfortunately for Heistand, the slide job was not successful as Heistand drew the late race caution. Heistand's challenge also presented an opportunity for Tim Buckwalter who had moved up to second with about ten laps to go. Buckwalter trailed Arndt and thought that Heistand's challenge just might create a chance for him with the leader but that opportunity never presented itself. "I really liked racing at Path Valley," Buckwalter stated. "That's a great track for the midgets!"

Alex Bright was the hired gun in the Mike Heffner owned #27 midget for the Friday night show at Path Valley. After being involved in two altercations earlier in the feature, Bright rebounded to a third place finish at the checkered. "The axle was bent but I was still able to steer the car," the five time ARDC winner explained. And steer the car he did as he captured the final podium finish after twenty-five laps.

The top five was rounded out by two ARDC Champions as Trevor Kobylarz drove the R/T Racing #1 up to fourth after starting 10th on the grid. With his fifth place finish, Steven Drevicki secured the 2014 ARDC Championship title with one more point show remaining on the ARDC schedule.

It was a big night for the Arndts and their EF Schneider sponsored #46. Always in the hunt, Brett Arndt has had several strong runs since mid-season. Friday night's race at Path Valley put the exclamation point on what has been a strong season for Arndt who holds down fifth in points with just one race remaining.

PJ Gargiulo, Tommy Kunsman Jr., Nick Wean, Brett Wanner and Brenden Bright finished in sixth through tenth.

Heat wins went to Nick Wean, Drew Heistand and Tim Buckwalter.

Feature Finish (25 laps) 1. Brett Arndt #46 2. Tim Buckwalter #52 3. Alex Bright #27 4. Trevor Kobylarz #1 5. Steven Drevicki #19 6. PJ Gargiulo #5 7. Tommy Kunsman Jr. #21 8. Nick Wean #78 9. Brett Wanner #44 10. Brenden Bright #92 11. Greg Robinson #34 12. Tony DiMattia #50 13. Carey Becker #20 14. Austin Burke #54 15. Dusty Heistand #6 16. Ryan Greth #4 17. Drew Heistand #12 18. Shawn Jackson #7 19. Jim Radney #95 20. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. #83 21. Greg Fitzpatrick #28 DNS - Danny Stratton #33

 

 

CLAUSON (MIDGETS) AND BACON (SPRINT) CELEBRATE FOUR CROWN WINS ON STAGE AS COONS, JR. CELEBRATES HIS WIN IN THE PITS

Post-Race Penalty Takes Apparent Silver Crown Win from Caleb Armstrong

ROSSBURG, OH (September 21) – Mandated by a rain postponement Saturday evening, Sunday’s conclusion of the 33rd annual Four Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway did not come without the usual drama that comes with racing under the sun, as Bryan Clauson (USAC Midgets) and Brady Bacon (USAC Sprints) advanced to victory lane along with Caleb Armstrong (USAC Silver Crown). Unfortunately Armstrong’s victory was not long-lived as a post-race one-lap penalty for a tire changing infraction moved him to tenth in the final rundown and gave the win to Jerry Coons, Jr.

When the green flag dropped on the 25-lap Midget finale, it was Clauson jumping out front of Darren Hagen and Tracy Hines to set the early pace; a pace that came to an abrupt halt on lap three when six cars tangled in turn two of the high-banked one-half mile clay oval to bring out the red flag.

Involved in the incident were the top three cars from time trials, Rice Abreu, Christopher Bell and Tanner Thorson, along with Hines, Brady Bacon and Chris Windom. Abreu, Thorson and Bacon had flipped their mounts but quick repairs got Bacon back on the track along with Hines and Bell.

Bell was the quickest to recover as he darted from the tail to fifth on the restart. Four laps later he was up to third behind Clauson and Hagen and rested there until lap 16 when he got by Hagen for the runner-up position. Bell had Clauson in sight during the closing laps, but time ran short in his conquest to grab the coveted victory.

Hagen hung on for third, with Zach Daum and Shane Cockrum completing the top five.

With the Sprint Cars rolling to the track for their 30-lap leg of the Four Crown, the drivers were greeted with a track that was in sharp contrast to what they had competed on just twelve hours earlier. As is common in daytime racing, the track slicked up and began taking rubber quickly and finesse became the key to victory.

It took several starts to get the event underway as the result of multi-car tangles and flips. Once underway it was Robert Ballou in control with a comfortable margin over Brady Bacon and Tracy Hines before Clauson moved into the displace Hines.

With a Four Crown ‘double’ in sight, Clauson soon reeled in Bacon to run second to Ballou. Bacon remained in the hunt as Hines and Justin Grant joined the front-runners to make for a wild five car

battle for supremacy; all with previous jaunts under the sun.

Several tangles continued to plague the chase. Ballou remained in control but behind him the heated battles were between Bacon and Clauson, while Hines and Grant were engaged in their own quest.

The restart with three laps remaining dramatically changed the eventual outcome as Ballou and Clauson made contact and Ballou flipped coming out of turn two. Bacon took advantage of the miscue to inherit the lead he was to hold to the finish as Clauson was unable to double-up on his 2014 Four Crown run.

Bacon sped to a six-car length lead at the finish over Clauson, Grant, Hines and Hunter Schuerenberg.

Tire choice became the name of the game as the Silver Crown cars made their way to the track. Some teams made the wise choice, but many didn’t as the yellow bunting appeared multiple times for blown right rear tires and resulting tire changes.

Armstrong was one of those victims and it was his pit stop to replace the blown tired that eventually cost him the apparent victory. The left rear tire was changed without being flat, which is not a permissible pit stop under USAC procedures. The one-lap penalty, assessed at the finish, sat just fine with Coons, Jr. who crossed the line in runner-up spot before being claimed the winner.

Equally disappointed at the final rundown was current point leader Kody Swanson. Swanson had been in control of the 50-lap chase throughout the majority of the distance only to have a tire go down on the final lap. Fighting to control the car as they came down for the checkered flag, Swanson was freight-trained by the balance of the field to drop to ninth.

With the finish adjusted, Chris Windom, Hines, Cockrum and Clauson completed the top five.

Eldora will sit idle until the three-day (October 2-3-4) DIRTcar UMP Fall Nationals by Allstar Performance and the season-closing UNOH Sprintacular (October 11).

Fans can purchase remaining race tickets for either event by going online to www.EldoraSpeedway.com. Tickets may also be purchased through the Eldora offices during normal business hours by calling (937) 338-3815.

Additionally, race fans and race teams can get behind-the-scenes access by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at Facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and viewing video highlights at YouTube.com/EldoraSpeedwayInc. Mobile device users can access the Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad and Android, which are available for download via iTunes and Google Play.

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USAC SPRINT

TIME TRIALS - 1. 20-Bryan Clauson [15.557]; 2. 4-Tracy Hines [15.595]; 3. 69-Brady Bacon [15.606]; 4. 10E-Jerry Coons, Jr [15.611]; 5. 40G-Justin Grant [15.634]; 6. 12-Robert Ballou [15.686]; 7. 37RW-Jon Stanbrough [15.735]; 8. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [15.736]; 9. 28-Brandon Mattox [15.844]; 10. 66-Shane Cockrum [15.856]; 11. 1W-Mitch Wissmiller [15.901]; 12. 32-Chase Stockon [15.920]; 13. 30-C.j. Leary [15.944]; 14. 54-Matt Westfall [15.949]; 15. 11-Chris Windom [16.037]; 16. 18A-Jarett Andretti [16.060]; 17. 9K-Kevin Thomas, Jr. [16.113]; 18. 63-Kody Swanson [16.118]; 19. 5-Chad Boespflug [16.138]; 20. 24-Landon Simon [16.199]; 21. 21H-Dallas Hewitt [16.204]; 22. 15-Brandon Whited [16.341]; 23. 9N-Luke Hall [16.357]; 24. 2M-Logan Hupp [16.456]; 25. 82-Mike Miller [16.488]; 26. 59-Scott Hampton [16.532]; 27. 21TH-Travis Hery [16.578]; 28. 33M-Beau Stewart [16.662]; 29. 0-Steve Irwin [16.683]; 30. 24P-Tyler Hewitt [16.837]; 31. 32M-Derek Hastings [16.961]; 32. 3R-Brian Karraker [17.012]; 33. 2H-Brian Hayden [17.146]; 34. 83C-Adam Cruea [17.377]; 35. 53-Steve Little [17.880]; 36. 7M-Brandon Moore [17.892]; 37. 1M-Mike Moore [17.908]; 38. 71P-Dave Darland [21.755]; 39. 18-Scotty Weir [99.999];

HEAT 1 - 1. 20-Bryan Clauson [6]; 2. 21H-Dallas Hewitt [1]; 3. 9K-Kevin Thomas, Jr. [2]; 4. 30-C.j. Leary [3]; 5. 28-Brandon Mattox [4]; 6. 40G-Justin Grant [5]; 7. 82-Mike Miller [7]; 8. 0-Steve Irwin [8]; 9. 2H-Brian Hayden [9]; 10. 1M-Mike Moore [10];

HEAT 2 - 1. 63-Kody Swanson [2]; 2. 12-Robert Ballou [5]; 3. 4-Tracy Hines [6]; 4. 71P-Dave Darland [10]; 5. 66-Shane Cockrum [4]; 6. 54-Matt Westfall [3]; 7. 15-Brandon Whited [1]; 8. 59-Scott Hampton [7]; 9. 24P-Tyler Hewitt [8]; 10. 83C-Adam Cruea [9];

HEAT 3 - 1. 11-Chris Windom [3]; 2. 69-Brady Bacon [6]; 3. 37RW-Jon Stanbrough [5]; 4. 5-Chad Boespflug [2]; 5. 9N-Luke Hall [1]; 6. 21TH-Travis Hery [7]; 7. 32M-Derek Hastings [8]; 8. 53-Steve Little [9]; 9. 1W-Mitch Wissmiller [DNF]; 10. 18-Scotty Weir [DNS];

HEAT 4 - 1. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [5]; 2. 10E-Jerry Coons, Jr [6]; 3. 24-Landon Simon [2]; 4. 32-Chase Stockon [4]; 5. 2M-Logan Hupp [1]; 6. 3R-Brian Karraker [8]; 7. 33M-Beau Stewart [7]; 8. 7M-Brandon Moore [9]; 9. 18A-Jarett Andretti [DNF]; 10. 27J-Randy Johns [DNS];

B-FEATURE - 1. 40G-Justin Grant [1]; 2. 28-Brandon Mattox [2]; 3. 66-Shane Cockrum [3]; 4. 59-Scott Hampton [9]; 5. 54-Matt Westfall [4]; 6. 2M-Logan Hupp [7]; 7. 15-Brandon Whited [5]; 8. 0-Steve Irwin [12]; 9. 82-Mike Miller [8]; 10. 83C-Adam Cruea [17]; 11. 21TH-Travis Hery [10]; 12. 32M-Derek Hastings [14]; 13. 53-Steve Little [18]; 14. 33M-Beau Stewart [DNF]; 15. 24P-Tyler Hewitt [DNF]; 16. 1M-Mike Moore [DNS]; 17. 2H-Brian Hayden [DNS]; 18. 3R-Brian Karraker [DNS]; 19. 7M-Brandon Moore [DNS]; 20. 9N-Luke Hall [DNS]; 21. 18A-Jarett Andretti [DNS];

A FEATURE - 1. 69-Brady Bacon [4]; 2. 20-Bryan Clauson [6]; 3. 40G-Justin Grant [7]; 4. 4-Tracy Hines [5]; 5. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [8]; 6. 10E-Jerry Coons, Jr [3]; 7. 30-C.j. Leary [12]; 8. 11-Chris Windom [14]; 9. 66-Shane Cockrum [10]; 10. 63-Kody Swanson [16]; 11. 54-Matt Westfall [13]; 12. 2M-Logan Hupp [21]; 13. 71P-Dave Darland [24]; 14. 12-Robert Ballou [DNF]; 15. 28-Brandon Mattox [DNF]; 16. 9K-Kevin Thomas, Jr. [DNF]; 17. 32-Chase Stockon [DNF]; 18. 0-Steve Irwin [DNF]; 19. 21H-Dallas Hewitt [DNF]; 20. 15-Brandon Whited [DNF]; 21. 24-Landon Simon [DNF]; 22. 37RW-Jon Stanbrough [DNF]; 23. 59-Scott Hampton [DNF]; 24. 5-Chad Boespflug [DNS];

USAC Silver Crown

TIME TRIALS - 1. 98-Jerry Coons, Jr [16.513]; 2. 63S-Kody Swanson [16.607]; 3. 10-Bobby East [16.637]; 4. 16-Tracy Hines [16.658]; 5. 17-Chris Windom [16.883]; 6. 20C-Bryan Clauson [16.898]; 7. 35-C.j. Leary [17.081]; 8. 26P-Aaron Pierce [17.215]; 9. 9-Caleb Armstrong [17.340]; 10. 66-Shane Cockrum [17.342]; 11. 25R-Davey Ray [17.421]; 12. 07-Jacob Wilson [17.615]; 13. 53-Robert Ballou [18.336]; 14. 21-Jack Hewitt [18.391]; 15. 02-Patrick Lawson [24.150]; 16. 51-Russ Gamester [99.999]; 17. 99B-Chris Bell [99.999]; 18. 14B-Brady Bacon [99.999]; 19. 19D-Dave Darland [99.999]; 20. 31-Jake Simmons [99.999];

A FEATURE - 1. 98-Jerry Coons, Jr [1]; 2. 17-Chris Windom [5]; 3. 16-Tracy Hines [4]; 4. 66-Shane Cockrum [10]; 5. 10-Bobby East [3]; 6. 20C-Bryan Clauson [6]; 7. 26P-Aaron Pierce [8]; 8. 07-Jacob Wilson [12]; 9. 63S-Kody Swanson [2]; 10. 9-Caleb Armstrong [9]; 11. 51-Russ Gamester [18]; 12. 35-C.j. Leary [7]; 13. 02-Patrick Lawson [15]; 14. 99B-Chris Bell [16]; 15. 25R-Davey Ray [11]; 16. 21-Jack Hewitt [14]; 17. 53-Robert Ballou [13]; 18. 14B-Brady Bacon [DNS]; 19. 19D-Dave Darland [DNS]; 20. 31-Jake Simmons [DNS];

USAC Midgets

TIME TRIALS - 1. 97-Rico Abreu [16.369]; 2. 71-Chris Bell [16.416]; 3. 67-Tanner Thorson [16.423]; 4. 56-Darren Hagen [16.570]; 5. 63-Bryan Clauson [16.605]; 6. 24-Tracy Hines [16.605]; 7. 5D-Zach Daum [16.643]; 8. 3-Chris Windom [16.725]; 9. 11-Brady Bacon [16.823]; 10. 19-Steve Drevicki [17.302]; 11. 50-Tony Dimattia [17.394]; 12. 16-Thomas Meseraull [17.411]; 13. 88-Terry Babb [17.441]; 14. 9P-Parker Price-miller [17.491]; 15. 52-Issac Chapple [17.703]; 16. 46-Brett Arndt [18.112]; 17. 17-Dave Darland [99.999]; 18. 66-Shane Cockrum [99.999];

HEAT 1 - 1. 97-Rico Abreu [6]; 2. 63-Bryan Clauson [4]; 3. 5D-Zach Daum [3]; 4. 67-Tanner Thorson [5]; 5. 11-Brady Bacon [2]; 6. 66-Shane Cockrum [9]; 7. 52-Issac Chapple [8]; 8. 50-Tony Dimattia [1]; 9. 88-Terry Babb [DNS];

HEAT 2 - 1. 3-Chris Windom [3]; 2. 24-Tracy Hines [4]; 3. 56-Darren Hagen [5]; 4. 71-Chris Bell [6]; 5. 19-Steve Drevicki [2]; 6. 16-Thomas Meseraull [1]; 7. 9P-Parker Price-miller [7]; 8. 46-Brett Arndt [8];

A FEATURE - 1. 63-Bryan Clauson [2]; 2. 71-Chris Bell [5]; 3. 56-Darren Hagen [3]; 4. 5D-Zach Daum [7]; 5. 66-Shane Cockrum [16]; 6. 11-Brady Bacon [9]; 7. 52-Issac Chapple [14]; 8. 24-Tracy Hines [1]; 9. 19-Steve Drevicki [10]; 10. 9P-Parker Price-miller [DNF]; 11. 97-Rico Abreu [DNF]; 12. 67-Tanner Thorson [DNF]; 13. 3-Chris Windom [DNF]; 14. 16-Thomas Meseraull [DNS]; 15. 46-Brett Arndt [DNS]; 16. 50-Tony Dimattia [DNS];

 

 

Colby Copeland Wins Civil War Thriller at Petaluma Speedway

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Aptos, CA)- During the July stop at the Petaluma Speedway with the Civil War Series Presented by Flowmaster, Colby Copeland came up just short of picking up a victory after a valiant late race charge. Fast forward to Saturday night, and Copeland was the one fending off the last lap challenge as he won a thrilling race at the Petaluma Speedway in what was a home race for his VanLare Motorsports team.

Leading the field to green by way of his dominating dash win, in which he turned the fastest laps ever a the Petaluma Speedway in a 360ci car, Copeland would get the early jump, only to see the caution fly for fellow front row starter, Kurt Nelson, who came to a stop with a flat tire.

With Willie Croft moving to the front row, Copeland was strong again, as he blasted away to an early lead on the lightening fast Petaluma Speedway surface. Behind Copeland, Croft, Matt Peterson, and Shane Golobic all began jockeying for position, as Copeland stretched out his lead.

With Copeland out in front, Peterson was able to take over the second position on the fourth lap, as he chased after Copeland, who had slowly worked his way to the tail end of the field, just as the caution flew on the seventh lap, giving the leaders open track.

When the action resumed, Copeland continued to flex his muscle aboard his VanLare Steering Repair/Bianchi Farms backed entry, though behind him the action was heating up, as Mason Moore, and Chase Johnson began charging their way from the back of the pack, and into the Top-10 as the caution again flew on the 11th lap, as the leaders again were starting to get into traffic.

On this restart, Matt Peterson was able to get the better of Copeland, as he took command of the race, before another quick yellow flew on the 12th circuit.

With Peterson now in command of the race, he would set a nice pace, as Copeland, Golobic, Croft, Sean Becker, and Andy Forsberg all chased after him, as the race began to get into a solid flow.

With Peterson working the bottom of the speedway aboard his Miller Lite/V&H Fresh No. p37 entry, which was choppy, Copeland stayed glued to the high-side of the speedway, and was able to blast his way back into the lead on the 15th lap, to the crowd’s approval.

As he slowly got away, Willie Croft was able to take over the second spot on the 17th marker, as he began a charge after the leader aboard his Holey Smokes BBQ/Christian Stover Foundation No. 29 entry, as the track came to him, and his machine began to pick up speed.

With the leaders getting into traffic, Copeland was masterful, but Croft was just as good, as he erased a sizeable lead as the laps continued to click down.

Getting to Copeland’s back bumper, Croft continued to look for the opening he needed but couldn’t get a run to make a serious challenge for the top spot. With the white flag waiving, Croft was able to pull alongside Copeland as the duo exited turn two, and going into the final set of corners, the duo remained side by side, and as they had a drag race to the finish, and Copeland was able to cross first putting an exclamation point on the evening.

With the top two making it exciting, it was equally as exciting behind them as Sean Becker made a huge move in his HAM Construction/A.R.T. backed No. 35m machine to get by Shane Golobic exiting turn four to take over the fourth spot, and just narrowly missed out on the third spot, as Matt Peterson was able to hold him off, and claim the final spot on the podium.

“It means a lot to get a win here at Petaluma,” Copeland said in victory lane. “If you were a fan you had to have loved that race, because I think we just put on a pretty exciting show. I can’t thank Jim and Annette VanLare enough for this opportunity, and it’s cool to win at their home track.”

Though he finished in the second spot, Croft was pleased with how the night went. “That was a pretty exciting race,” Croft said. “Colby did one heck of a job, and I gave him everything I had. The track came to us late in the feature, and we really got rolling. We are pleased with our run.”

After leading some laps, Matt Peterson kept up his string of strong runs at the Petaluma Speedway as he finished on the podium.

“We had a really good night, and I can’t thank Lee, Shane, and my family enough for all of their help,” he said. “We got up front, and then I just stayed on the bottom a little too long. It was a little rough, and Colby and Willie were both able to get by on the top.”

As mentioned, Sean Becker finished fourth, Shane Golobic fifth, Andy Forsberg sixth, Alissa Geving seventh, Justin Sanders eight, Chase Johnson ninth, from the 18th staring spot, and Mason Moore put on a great charge as he finished 10th from 21st.

In preliminary action, Shane Golobic kicked things off by setting a new 360ci track record at the Petaluma Speedway during time trials with a lap of 12.132 seconds.

Heat race wins went to Sean Becker, Kurt Nelson, and Alissa Geving, as Colby Copeland won the evening’s dash. It is also noteworthy that during the dash, Copeland set the all the 360ci track record at the speedway as he laid down a lightening fast lap of 12.066 seconds during the sixth lap contest.

The Civil War Sprint Car Series would like to thank Flowmaster, BR Motorsports, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Brodix, ButlerBuilt, CRV Carbon Solutions, Design 500, Dirt Solution, Taco Bravo, Hansen Machine, Frankland Racing Supply, Fuel Safe, Hoosier, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Kaeding Performance, King Racing Products, KSE Power Steering Products, Pit Stop USA, MPD, All Pro, RCM Design, Rod End Supply, Racing Optics, SRP, VSR, and Weld Racing for their support.

ON TAP: The Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster will now be idle until the championship finale at the Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday, November 1st.

WINNERS: Winners in the 2014 California Sprint Car Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster… Andy Gregg- 1 (Marysville Raceway Park on March 15th), DJ Netto-1 (Marysville Raceway Park on May 24th), Shane Golobic-1 (Silver Dollar Speedway on May 25th), Andy Forsberg- 1 (Placerville Speedway on May 31st), Mason Moore (Petaluma Speedway on July 5th), Brad Furr (Ocean Speedway on July 11th), Greg DeCaires (Placerville Speedway on August 9th), Rico Abreu (Ocean Speedway on August 23rd), Matt Peterson (Silver Dollar Speedway on September 3rd), Colby Copeland (Petaluma Speedway on September 20th)

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster, and find complete results and point standings by clicking over to www.racepmg.com, ‘Liking’ www.facebook.com/civilwarsprints, or following us on twitter at www.twitter.com/civilwarsprints.

CIVIL WAR SERIES PRESENTED BY FLOWMASTER- Founded in 1991 as the North-South Series, the Civil War Sprint Car Series was born in 1993 giving 360 Sprint Cars in California a sanctioning body. What started as just a handful of races at three different tracks has evolved into quite the series. In 2014, the Civil War Sprint Car Series will host 14 events at 8 different tracks around California.

 

 

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY BLOW OUT CHECKERS TO MARKHAM, JACOBS, STRICKLER, DAUGHERTY, B.HENSEL, STAFFORD, JONES, & HEYDER Orrville, Ohio Saturday,

September 20, 2014

By Mike Swanger

Over 170 racing vehicles signed in to participate in the 2nd annual Dirt Blow out sponsored by DJ’s Directional Sevices at NAPA Wayne County Speedway Saturday night. The Renegades of Dirt Modifieds made their second appearance of the season to the 3/8 mile dirt track and for the second time this year, Mooresville NC driver Kyle Strickler went home with the win. Grabbing the lead from the outside front row at the drop of the green flag, the High Side Race Cars, Donaldson Grinding, and Ti Lube #8s would lead all the way in the 30 lap main. Fast Qualifier Rich Michael Jr. challenged early on but could not stay with Strickler. Only two caution flags would fly during therace and both came just as the leaders were getting ready to start lapping cars which really helped Strickler who had a clear track on both restarts. Jesse Wisecarver ran third but had to hold off a late run by Taylor Cook as Rick Aukland took fifth. Michael Jr., Strickler and Anthony Kinkade topped the heats as Craig Wolford was the last chance winner. A multi car mishap just past the flagstand at the start of the Lias Tire Late Model feature would eliminate DJ Cline, Rick Mardis, Jerry Aber and last chance winner Rocky Owens from the field. On the restart, it was a back and forth battle between the front row starters of Rick Armstrong and Ashland’s Ryan Markham for the first three laps with quick timer Charlie Duncan right behind. Armstrong bobbled in turn two on lap seven and that allowed both Duncan and JR Gentry to slip past. Gentry would slow the action down after bouncing off the guardrail in turn two on lap 11, ending his night. With the green back out, Duncan would make a strong run on Track Champion Markham but the H & T Demolition, Accu Shock and Fultz Fabrication #5m would stave off the challenge and pull away for his 7th win this season. Keith Berner, who is retiring from racing after 40 years, made a run on Duncan during the last two laps but finished third. Aussie David Doherty started 14th and motored up to take 4th as Brad Malcuit took fifth. Heat winners were Shane McLoughlin, Berner and Markham. A pair of #9’s would bring the Fisher Performance Sprints to the green flag with Fredricksburg’s Dean Jacobs taking the point from Jimmy Colvin. Track Champ Brad Haudenschild would take second from Colvin on lap 8 and chased down Jacobs. Haudenschild would slide past Jacobs during lap 18 but before the lap was completed, the caution was thrown for a spinning Shawn Hubler. From that point on, the Harbach Electronics, Hochstetler Truck and Auto Repair, and Mac & Bob’s Towing of Jacobs held off Haudenschild on the restart of the last lap following a caution flag to pick up his 1st win at NAPA WCS. Despite doing a 360 spin and dropping back to ninth on lap two, Danny Mumaw roared back and passed fast qualifier Andrew Palker on the last lap for third. Mitch Harble filled out the top five. Mumaw and Jamie Myers scored the heat wins. Mansfield’s Bob Daugherty and Nick Smith dueled for the lead in opening laps of the Thrifty Muffler Super Stock feature but after several cautions early in the race, the last half of the feature was caution free and Daugherty and his Char’s Cars, Metz Machine Shop, and KA Recovery #21d just kept expanding his lead on the way to his 4th win of the season. Smith was able to hold off Gary Hensel Jr. in the closing laps for second as Don Baney and fast qualifier and Track Champion Larry Baldwin rounded out the top five. Baldwin, Smith and Mitch Caskey collected the heat wind as Don Rutt claimed the last chance win. Doug Hensel set the pace for the first eight circuits of the WQKT Mini Stock feature but the mechanical bug bit him and Track Champ Brad Hensel took over and went on to post his ninth win aboard the Wooster based, Sportsmans Bar and DJ’s Directional Services #28. Gary Hensel Jr and Jason St. John went tooth and nail for second and third, finishing in that order. Ron Hamlin and Jerry Adkins finished fourth and fifth. Adkins and Gary Hensel Jr. led the way in the heats. Cousin’s Zoe Stafford and Braxton Wilson topped the NAPA Mini Wedge heat races and then Stafford would lead the first 6 laps of the feature but slower wedge’s allowed Wilson to take the point on the next lap but he was slowed by slower wedges and Stafford was able to get back by on lap eight and the Coshocton youngster put the Flint Run Valley Farms, Coshocton Trucking and Dobby’s Hauling #31 in victory lane. Wilson finished second as Track Champion Robbie Ledger took third followed by Matthew Moore and Jolene Voshel. After their feature, the top ten were awarded their season long points award trophy’s with Billy Dawson second followed by Moore, Caitlin Johnson, Tanner McLoughlin, Cody Stillion, Voshel, Lucas Thomas, Wilson and Stafford. Rod Jones and his #820 machine led flag to flag to claim the Mod Lite feature as Doug Stanley moved past Brian Stuhldreher on lap seven for second. Joe Burkhead finished fourth with Brandon Shaw collecting fifth. Stuhldreher and Jones won the heat races. Galena’s Rolly Heyder, driving the Jack Maxton Chevrolet #10, made the pass on Tyler Bertran at the right time, which was the halfway mark because the skies let loose with rain and although it was a quick shower, before the track was back to raceable, another shower hit, ending the night. Travis Winterringer, Jerry Gardner and Tom Garlick were top five finishers. Bertran was the heat winner. Results for the Box Stock and Stock Go Karts that ran on the Wedge track, were unavailable.

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS Saturday, September 20, 2014 RENEGADE OF DIRT MODIFIEDS Fast Qualifier Rich Michaels Jr. 18.907 Heat 1 Rich Michaels, Jesse Wisecarver, Aaron Scott, Tyler Nicely, Kyle Brown, Mark Dickson, Rory Reed, Ernie Scott, Aaron Prater Heat 2 Kyle Strickler, Rick Aukland, Travis Dickson, DJ Cline, Tyler Evans, Craig Wolford, Kevin Miller, Scott Jones, Jim Cochran Heat 3 Anthony Kinkade, Taylor Cook, Kevin Morehouse, Nathan Loney, Robbie Evans, Dan Davies, Mike Conkle, Bruce Miller ‘B’ Main Craig Wolford, Dan Davies, Mark Dickson, Kevin Miller, Rory Reed, Bruce Miller, Ernie Scott, Aaron Prater, Jim Cochran, Scott Jones, Mike Conkle Feature Kyle Strickler, Rich Michael Jr., Jesse Wisecarver, Taylor Cook, Rick Aukland, Anthony Kinkade, DJ Cline, Kevin Morehouse, Travis Dickson, Dan Davies, Tyler Nicely, Kyle Brown, Mark Dickson, Kevin Miller, Tyler Evans, Robbie Evans, Nathan Loney, Mike Conkle, Aaron Scott, Craig Wolford

LIAS TIRE LATE MODELS Fast Qualifier Charlie Duncan 16.994 Heat 1 Shane McLoughlin, Charlie Duncan, Lauren Longbrake, Larry Bellman, DJ Cline, David Liles, Charlie Kimble, Justin Chance, Doug Kenworthy Heat 2 Keith Berner, JR Gentry, Brad Malcuit, Rick Mardis, David Doherty, Jerry Aber, Jim Nicely, Vern Mardis, Ben Mott Heat 3 Ryan Markham, John Bores, Rick Armstrong, Larry Kingseed, Allan Baker, Brandon Gardner, Rocky Owens, Jimmy Morey ‘B’ Main Rocky Owens, Jim Nicely, Justin Chance, Ben Mott, Vern Mardis, Jimmy Morey, Doug Kenworthy, Charlie Kimball Feature Ryan Markham, Charlie Duncan, Keith Berner, David Doherty, Brad Malcuit, Shane McLoughlin, Rick Armstrong, Brandon Gardner, Lauren Longbrake, Jim Nicely, David Liles, Allan Baker, Larry Bellman, Larry Kingseed, JR Gentry, John Bores, Justin Chance, Rick Mardis, DJ Cline, Rocky Owens, Jerry Aber, Ben Mott

FISHER PERFORMANCE SPRINTS Fast Qualifier Andrew Palker 14.778 Heat 1 Danny Mumaw, Brad Haudenschild, Andrew Palker, Jason Dolick, Troy Kingan, Joe Armbruster, Jeremy Shambaugh, Clay Riney, Jordan Harble (dns) Heat 2 Jamie Myers, Dean Jacobs, Mitch Harble, Jimmy Colvin, Nick Patterson, Aaron Middaugh, Shawn Hubler, Bill Ault Feature Dean Jacobs, Brad Haudenschild, Danny Mumaw, Andrew Palker, Mitch Harble, Jimmy Colvin, Jason Dolick, Jamie Myers, Aaron Middaugh, Nick Patterson, Joe Armbruster, Troy Kingan, Jeremy Shambaugh, Clay Riney, Bill Ault, Shawn Hubler, Jordan Harble (dns)

 

 

SALDANA EDGES SCHATZ, RICE TOPS WESTFALL IN ELDORA FOUR CROWN OPENER

Pair of Thrilling Finishes Carry Momentum Into Saturday’s USAC Action to Conclude 33rd Annual Event

ROSSBURG, Ohio (September 19) -- Donny Schatz had World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series (WoO) win number 23 in his sights at Eldora Speedway on Friday night but Joey Saldana had other ideas as the second generation driver held off the five-time champion on the way to victory at the Four Crown Nationals. In the companion DIRTcar UMP Modified finale, it was 16 year-old Josh Rice moving to victory lane in only his second appearance at Eldora.

"This is amazing because I actually beat Donny Schatz," Saldana said in victory lane following his win. "He's been unbelievable this year and just to be able to race with him and be able to drive with the World of Outlaws - honestly, it's an honor to just be out here and race."

Saldana said the win meant a lot to him personally because it is one of the places he grew up at watching his father Joe Saldana race.

"This is an awesome place, a humbling place and I love racing here."

Saldana started on the pole and held off Kerry Madsen through the first third of the Outlaws event at the Four Crown Nationals. Then Schatz began to make his move. He took over the second spot on lap 12 and worked to take advantage of the two cautions that followed. Despite side-by-side racing and nose out front on a couple of occasions, Saldana held off Schatz scoring his sixth World of Outlaws win of the season.

Saldana, who dedicated his win to crew member Sean Strasbaugh, said he thought Schatz had the better car throughout the night but that qualifying made the difference for his Motter Equipment team over Schatz.

"I think what beat him tonight, not to put him down, was his qualifying effort," Saldana said. "He just didn't qualify good enough. I think he had the best car, I just held him up.

"Once I could keep my momentum up front I was pretty good. When it's in the middle he's definitely got the car to beat. He was there a couple of times so I knew I had to hit my mark and not let him slide me. But we just qualified well and put ourselves in position and that's why we beat him tonight. That's what you've got to do every night if you're going to beat him. Tonight we did it. At least as a team we know we can do it, we just have to keep doing it."

Saldana currently sits fifth in the championship standings, 511 points out of the lead. His battle for fourth with Kerry Madsen is heating up as the season draws to a close - just 17 points separate the two drivers.

Schatz, who won the last two Outlaws events at Terre Haute and Kokomo, said he made a few mistakes along the way in his STP / Armor All car that left him in second.

"Yeah we were really good early through the middle of the race there but in the end we weren't as good as we needed to be with all the cautions. But you know that's the way it goes. These STP guys gave me an awesome racecar. It was a race winning car - I just put myself in a couple of the wrong spots at the right time. It feels good when you make mistakes like that and have a second place finish. Hats off to the guys and we'll go out and try to get a win tomorrow."

Schatz continues to lead the standings for the 2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship. The driver has a 254 point lead built up over defending champion Daryn Pittman.

Dale Blaney charged forward from an 11th place starting position in his Kennedy Cattle car, taking advantage of the restarts following each of the three cautions on the way to his third place run. On the next to last restart of the night, Blaney moved from fifth into third. Though he challenged Schatz, Blaney was not able to make up any more spots in the final laps.

"Yeah we had a couple of good restarts and gained a bunch - went from fifth to third," Blaney said. "It was a good race - a good racetrack. It got pretty wide and if you got the wing back you could stick the bottom and fly a little bit. I had a really good car. To run from 11th to third with these guys here at this place is pretty neat."

Jason Sides was the KSE Hard Charger award recipient of the night after starting in 25th and advancing nine positions to finish in 16th.

Similar to Saldana, Rice had his hands full in the closing stages of his chase. A comfortable lead for Rice was slowly evaporating has three-time 2014 winner Matt Westfall was moving in.

With the laps winding down and the field threading themselves through lapped traffic, Rice continued to show the poise of a seasoned Eldora veteran around the one-half mile oval. Westfall used the lapped traffic expertly as well, but with each waning circuit was able to inch closer.

With two laps remaining he pulled his nose under Rice to show intentions to overtake the lead; but Rice maintained his strong line with just enough poise to edge Westfall by mere inches across the finish line.

Behind them at the finish, within their own battle for positioning were Brian Ruhlman, Jeff Babcock and Joey Kramer.

The concluding leg number two of the 33rd annual Four Crown Nationals will be contested tonight with the three National divisions of the United States Auto Club (USAC) – Midgets, Sprints and Silver Crown.

Fans can purchase remaining race tickets for the Four Crown Nationals — or any other exciting Eldora event — by going online to www.EldoraSpeedway.com. Tickets may also be purchased through the Eldora offices during normal business hours by calling (937) 338-3815.

Additionally, race fans and race teams can get behind-the-scenes access by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at Facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and viewing video highlights at YouTube.com/EldoraSpeedwayInc. Mobile device users can access the Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad and Android, which are available for download via iTunes and Google Play.

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World of Outlaw Sprints

TIME TRIALS - 1. 24A-Rico Abreu [1]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [12]; 3. 51-Paul Mcmahan [28]; 4. 71-Joey Saldana [6]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 6. 45S-Tim Shaffer [3]; 7. 14K-Dale Blaney [9]; 8. 7-Craig Dollansky [23]; 9. 15-Donny Schatz [10]; 10. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [31]; 11. 4-Cody Darrah [19]; 12. 10H-Danny Holtgraver [8]; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7]; 14. 83-David Gravel [30]; 15. 20W-Greg Wilson [2]; 16. 9-Daryn Pittman [36]; 17. 11-Steve Kinser [20]; 18. 71C-Bryan Clauson [5]; 19. 11N-Randy Hannagan [16]; 20. 28D-Jac Haudenschild [11]; 21. 49-Brad Sweet [33]; 22. 53-Chris Bell [26]; 23. 59K-Tim Kaeding [18]; 24. 9W-Derek Hagar [14]; 25. 71MX-Paul May [13]; 26. 24H-Brandon Wimmer [32]; 27. 19P-Paige Polyak [29]; 28. 11K-Kraig Kinser [34]; 29. 55F-Taylor Ferns [25]; 30. 7S-Jason Sides [22]; 31. 9P-Parker Pricemiller [21]; 32. 1A-Jacob Allen [24]; 33. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [15]; 34. 33M-Beau Stewart [35]; 35. 21P-Travis Philo [17]; 36. 27K-Chad Kemenah [27];

HEAT 1 - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser [5]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 5. 24A-Rico Abreu [4]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 7. 71MX-Paul May [7]; 8. 55F-Taylor Ferns [8]; 9. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [DNS];

HEAT 2 - 1. 83-David Gravel [1]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 4. 45S-Tim Shaffer [3]; 5. 53-Chris Bell [6]; 6. 71C-Bryan Clauson [5]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [8]; 8. 24H-Brandon Wimmer [7]; 9. 33M-Beau Stewart [9];

HEAT 3 - 1. 4-Cody Darrah [2]; 2. 20W-Greg Wilson [1]; 3. 14K-Dale Blaney [3]; 4. 51-Paul Mcmahan [4]; 5. 11N-Randy Hannagan [5]; 6. 59K-Tim Kaeding [6]; 7. 19P-Paige Polyak [7]; 8. 9P-Parker Pricemiller [8]; 9. 21P-Travis Philo [9];

HEAT 4 - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 10H-Danny Holtgraver [2]; 3. 71-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 28D-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7]; 6. 9W-Derek Hagar [6]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [8]; 8. 7-Craig Dollansky [DNF];

DASH - 1. 71-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 4. 24A-Rico Abreu [4]; 5. 51-Paul Mcmahan [2]; 6. 4-Cody Darrah [6]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman [8]; 8. 83-David Gravel [7];

B-FEATURE - 1. 7-Craig Dollansky [1]; 2. 59K-Tim Kaeding [4]; 3. 71C-Bryan Clauson [2]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 5. 9W-Derek Hagar [5]; 6. 19P-Paige Polyak [8]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [10]; 8. 71MX-Paul May [6]; 9. 24H-Brandon Wimmer [7]; 10. 55F-Taylor Ferns [9]; 11. 9P-Parker Pricemiller [11]; 12. 21P-Travis Philo [DNF]; 13. 33M-Beau Stewart [DNF]; 14. 1A-Jacob Allen [DNF];

A FEATURE - 1. 71-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 3. 14K-Dale Blaney [11]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 5. 83-David Gravel [8]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [9]; 7. 51-Paul Mcmahan [5]; 8. 20W-Greg Wilson [16]; 9. 4-Cody Darrah [6]; 10. 45S-Tim Shaffer [10]; 11. 9-Daryn Pittman [7]; 12. 10H-Danny Holtgraver [14]; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart [15]; 14. 53-Chris Bell [22]; 15. 59K-Tim Kaeding [23]; 16. 7S-Jason Sides [25]; 17. 11N-Randy Hannagan [19]; 18. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [13]; 19. 71C-Bryan Clauson [18]; 20. 24A-Rico Abreu [DNF]; 21. 49-Brad Sweet [DNF]; 22. 11K-Kraig Kinser [DNF]; 23. 11-Steve Kinser [DNF]; 24. 7-Craig Dollansky [DNF]; 25. 28D-Jac Haudenschild [DNF];

UMP DIRTcar MODIFIED

HEAT 1 - 1. 7B-Jeff Babcock [4]; 2. 55S-Zach Schroeder [1]; 3. L5-Casey Luedeke [2]; 4. 24M-Zeke Mckenzie [6]; 5. 52-John Phlipot, Jr [3]; 6. 6M-Dylan Woodling [7]; 7. 18-Ryan Sutter [8]; 8. 28R-Chad Rosenbeck [5]; 9. 4J-David Treon, Jr [9];

HEAT 2 - 1. 49-Brian Ruhlman [5]; 2. 11R-Josh Rice [8]; 3. 17W-Tanner Wilson [3]; 4. 05-David Smith [1]; 5. 1SW-Scott Williams [7]; 6. 11MH-Mike Hohlbein [6]; 7. 67S-Warren Shingleton [9]; 8. 26D-Mike Dirksen [DNS]; 9. 75D-Gary Dunaway [DNS];

HEAT 3 - 1. 45P-Brian Post [1]; 2. 54-Matt Westfall [5]; 3. 65-Todd Sherman [2]; 4. 18L-Randy Lines [8]; 5. 23J-Aaron Orr [6]; 6. 51-Cody Timmerman [7]; 7. 15D-Greg Dunaway [4]; 8. 36-Brandon Vaughan [DNF];

HEAT 4 - 1. 14K-Joey Kramer [1]; 2. 88-Scott Orr [3]; 3. WO-Jeff Koz [4]; 4. X-Jerry Bowersock [7]; 5. 20-Josh Morton [6]; 6. 5X-Tim Richardson [8]; 7. 00K-Nick Katterhenry [5]; 8. 79-Shane Unger [2];

B-FEATURE - 1. 1SW-Scott Williams [2]; 2. 20-Josh Morton [4]; 3. 18-Ryan Sutter [9]; 4. 6M-Dylan Woodling [5]; 5. 5X-Tim Richardson [8]; 6. 28R-Chad Rosenbeck [13]; 7. 36-Brandon Vaughan [15]; 8. 52-John Phlipot, Jr [1]; 9. 11MH-Mike Hohlbein [6]; 10. 4J-David Treon, Jr [17]; 11. 67S-Warren Shingleton [10]; 12. 79-Shane Unger [16]; 13. 15D-Greg Dunaway [11]; 14. 00K-Nick Katterhenry [DNF]; 15. 23J-Aaron Orr [DNF]; 16. 51-Cody Timmerman [DNS]; 17. 26D-Mike Dirksen [DNS]; 18. 75D-Gary Dunaway [DNS];

A FEATURE - 1. 11R-Josh Rice [4]; 2. 54-Matt Westfall [3]; 3. 49-Brian Ruhlman [8]; 4. 7B-Jeff Babcock [9]; 5. 14K-Joey Kramer [6]; 6. 55S-Zach Schroeder [5]; 7. 88-Scott Orr [2]; 8. L5-Casey Luedeke [1]; 9. 17W-Tanner Wilson [10]; 10. X-Jerry Bowersock [16]; 11. 05-David Smith [14]; 12. 18L-Randy Lines [15]; 13. 45P-Brian Post [7]; 14. 65-Todd Sherman [11]; 15. WO-Jeff Koz [12]; 16. 24M-Zeke Mckenzie [13]; 17. 18-Ryan Sutter [19]; 18. 1SW-Scott Williams [17]; 19. 20-Josh Morton [18]; 20. 5X-Tim Richardson [21]; 21. 28R-Chad Rosenbeck [22]; 22. 36-Brandon Vaughan [23]; 23. 6M-Dylan Woodling [DNF]; 24. 52-John Phlipot, Jr [DNF];

 

Memorial Races Close Out 2014 Season
By: Amy Juech
9-13-2014

Both feature events totaled 55 laps honoring Brian Portschy included a 28 lap 360 feature and IRA Filskov Memorial 27 lap feature in which was also the car number he ran in the IRA.
Ken Jay Fiedler and Rusty Egan made up the front row of our Aldog-Honald Mechanical Sprints for our feature. On the drop of the green Champion Donny Goeden jumped into second behind Fielder. Leader Fielder continued to battle a charging Goeden who was running the high side lap after lap, eventually Fiedler lost his lead to Goeden who passed him upon coming up on lapped traffic. Goeden continued to place lapped cars of Chris Clayton, Nick Melis, and Randy Sippel between himself and Fielder. Our first caution came out on lap 23 for Rusty Egan spinning between turns one and two, caution did not wave early enough for our leader to avoid him. Goeden clipped Egan’s car sending him to the pits for some new tread, resulting in starting at the back of pack. Realigning the field for the restart Lee Schroeder got squished on the back stretch hitting the wall and flipping over bringing out our first red. Third attempt at a restart did not go as planned with Jim Melis breaking on the front stretch. Danny Schlafer took control of the field after the final restart with Kurt Davis tucked in tight behind. White flag waved for Schlafer and upon crossing the checkers the red was waved for a final time as Donny Goeden and Shane Wenninger tangling in turn four causing Goeden to go up and almost over. Crossing the checkers first was Danny Schlafer (Sussex) followed by Kurt Davis (West Allis), Ken Jay Fielder (Sheboygan Falls), Paul Pokorski (West Bend) and Doug Wondra (Oakfield). Hard Charger was Brandon McMullen passing 11 cars.
B-Main Results and Transfer cars were: Travis Luedke (Plymouth), John Krebsbach (Cascade), Brandon McMullen (Plymouth), Kyle Marten (Sheboygan Falls), Nick Melis(Plymouth) and Chris Clayton (Waldo).
Heat Winners: Jim Melis (Glenbeulah), Paul Pokorski (West Bend), Donny Goeden(Kewaskum) and Rusty Egan (Crystal Heights, IL)
“Neitzel has started on the pole of the 27-lap A-main contest. The unique distance, a tribute, to match Filskov’s number which he ran in IRA competition.
After a false start racing began in earnest with Neitzel gaining the upper hand on Modjeski who had been positioned outside the front row. Reinke was able to power his way into the third spot ahead of Ben Schmidt. Schmidt, who has several titles to his credit in 360 sprint action at Plymouth, gave the partisan fan base plenty to cheer about this evening having earlier become the first of four drivers who were able to eclipse the track record in qualifying.
The first caution flew on lap four as multiple incidents took place. Phillip Mock making his return to action after having expired his engine a couple months ago, again suffered mechanical ills with his powerplant while running just outside the top five. Mock lost speed quickly and was clipped by Bill Rose.
Rose’s perfect season of starting every A-main, and finishing every lap came to an abrupt end as he pulled into the infield with steering issues. Rose, had some satisfaction this evening however, as the Plainfield, Indiana native earned the fastest qualifying time establishing a new track record of 11.888 seconds. It was the first time in his career that Rose had set a new qualifying standard in winged sprint car action.
At the same time 2013 Rookie of the Year Jeremy Schultz went for a spin in turn two drawing the caution. He would return to action, while Mock, and Rose retired from the contest.
When the race restarted, Neitzel went back to the lead, while Reinke gave Modjeski all he could handle while attempting to garner the second spot. After several laps of side by side action, Reinke used the high line on the track to secure the runner-up spot at Modjeski’s expense.
Neitzel had pulled out to a solid lead by lap ten as the leaders began to encounter lapped traffic. A caution on lap 12 for rookie contender Scotty Thiel drew the second yellow flag of the race. Thiel who had been running in the 10th spot had suffered a flat tire coming to a halt in turn four.
Once the race resumed, the final 15 circuits went uninterrupted. Neitzel again gained the upper hand as starter Jim Barr’s green flag waved in the air, but Reinke immediately began to supply the pressure. Behind the lead duo Modjeski held fast to the inside line in third, challenged by Schmidt.
Testing the high line around the track Reinke soon was able to reel in Neitzel. Reinke’s line was especially effective coming off turn two, and that is where he made his move for the lead on Neitzel on lap 20. With a sweeping pass Reinke was able to nab the top spot, and he quickly scrambled away as lapped traffic began to thicken.
Over the closing circuits, Reinke was able to extend his lead to eight car lengths by the time the checkered flag fell. Neitzel settled for runner-up honors and was well aware of the challenge of trying to hold off Reinke.
Reinke indicated he knew it would take using the high line as a means to achieve victory. “The way everybody was tonight, everyone was on the bottom. I knew I could trust him (Neitzel) where I was at. If I was going to pass a car, and win the race I was going to have to figure out how to make the top work. We had a car to win and we finally got it done”, said Reinke obviously pleased with the efforts of his crew.
Modjeski had spent the last half of the feature repelling the challenges of Schmidt who tried one last time on the final circuit to reach the final podium spot. Modjeski’s efforts had proved successful edging Schmidt by less than a car length. Schmidt had to settle for the fourth spot.
In earlier action, Vandervere outran Meyer for the victory in the B-main. Ken Jay Fiedler, Blake Nimee, Darrell Dodd, Brian Kristan and Byron Walters earned transfer spots.
Heat race victories were captured by Wirth, and Mock, and the wins for both drivers negated a bit of bad luck as both have had several misfortunes this season. Brandon Thone captured the final heat race after a wheel to wheel duel with Reinke. The victory for Thone was his first heat race win of the season, and it happened in dramatic fashion.”
Wisconsin Illinois Mini Sprints Feature Results were Mark Heinert, Nick Petska and Nick Daywalt
Heat Winners: Nick Petska and Mike Neau.

Special thanks to Oskar Blues Brewery for being the evening Trophy Sponsor.Hope to see everyone in 2015. Please visit us at plymouthdtr.com.

 

 

Hall and Vieira gain impressive wins! USAC Sprint Cars next Saturday

Marysville, CA. Oroville’s Heath Hall scored a dazzling feature event victory in the MRP Winged Sprint Car finale Saturday night at Paul and Kathy Hawes Marysville Raceway Park. It was the final championship point race of the year for the 360 sprint cars. Josh Vieira of Marysville put on a clinic in the Wingless Warrior season finale as he led wire to wire in their closer. Olivehurst’s Eddie Hammett won the MRP Hobby Stock feature and nailed down the title in that class with one race still remaining. Bay Area Dwarf Car sensation Shawn Jones won in the Nor Cal Dwarf Cars as Matt Beardslee was a repeat winner in the Pro 4 feature.

The MRP Winged Sprint Car show was a thriller. After two tries at a side by side start, the field took the green flag single file with Sparks Nevada’s Mike Monahan in the lead. Monahan, Hall and Marysville’s Brandon Dozier then engaged in a wild, elbows-up scrimmage that got everyone on their feet. Wheelies, wild slides and daring maneuvers had most observers holding their breath.

The trio turned laps significantly faster than they qualified as they tore around the MRP clay. At half-way Hall took it to his fellow competitors and gunned his beautiful sprinter into the lead for good.

Moments later Dozier had a significant mechanical failure as his right side axle appeared to buckle under the car sending Dozier into a wild ride. The red flag flew, but Dozier appeared rocked, but relatively unhurt.

The new green had Hall and Monahan slugging it out for the top spot until Hall took control with five circuits to go. Monahan followed Hall under the checkers with William Fielding coming from tenth starting position to a solid third.

Paradise driver John Michael Bunch was crowned as the series champion despite a first turn, first lap crash that eliminated Bunch from the race. His season long point accumulation and the fact that he took the original green flag in Saturday’s event clinched the title.

Monahan’s night was a crazy mix of bad luck and determination; and worth examining. Monahan flipped his car during his second qualifying lap. But, it landed on its wheels and Monahan gunned it back around the track and, more importantly, arrived at the tech area to be scaled. By doing that, he cemented his first lap time and that made him eligible for an up front start in the feature. This observer has been at every race at MRP for twenty-five consecutive years and this was a first…a qualifying lap completed after flipping. The amazing Monahan legend picks up another chapter.

Vieira’s victory in the Wingless Warrior feature was a walk-away. The Marysville charger led every lap and was never really challenged at all. Sacramento’s Tim Sherman Jr. was crowned champion of the Wingless Warriors with his fine third place finish Saturday just behind arch-rival Brett Youngman of Grass Valley. It was Sherman’s first ever title at MRP, his home track.

Vieira also made it known that he will represent Marysville in next week’s must-see USAC National Sprint Car show. The USAC show is the first ever event presented by the traveling sprint car series at MRP. This event is of national significance and will feature a field of the finest wingless sprint car drivers. Drivers from all over the country and actually one driver from Helsinki, Finland is entered. Vieira will make modifications this week to his sprint car to be more competitive against the touring pros.

Eddie Hammett virtually cemented his first ever title in the MRP Hobby Stock division with a dominating wire to wire performance. Last year’s titlist Jeremy Hammons of Yuba City finished a distant second.

In the Pro 4 feature there was a race long duel for the lead between Matt Beardslee and local lady racing star Misty Castleberry. The pair put on an eye-popping duel with Beardslee just edging Castleberry at the line.

Ironically, Beardslee’s car suffered a mechanical failure as the pair headed for the checkers slowing abruptly causing Castleberry to hit Beardslee’s wounded mount. Castleberry virtually pushed Beardslee’s car across the line. It was a memorable MRP moment.

Bay Area dwarf car driver Shawn Jones ran away from a stout Nor Cal Dwarf Car field in their season finale. Mike Grenert of Vacaville was crowned the champion. More on the dwarf car show at dwarfworld.com.

Next Saturday is a don’t miss event. The mighty USAC Sprint Cars will make their only stop at MRP this season. This traveling, nationally recognized organization will bring racing stars of national prominence to the Marysville clay. Watch for more on this spectacular event later. The MRP Super Stocks, Mini Stocks and Pro 4s will also be offered.

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

Westfall Claims First Ever King of the Hill

September 13, 2014

History was made Saturday night at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio on a chilly evening of racing. For the first time in the tracks history, the front four rows were lined up using a King of the Hill racing format. Fans in attendance dubbed the format “the March Madness of racing”, because of the utilization of a bracket to determine the head-to-head matchups. A member of the United States military also greeted Waynesfield fans. Michael Hoenie celebrated his belated birthday at the races and his recent gradation from Paris island training as a US Marine. Hoenie escorted the American flag around the one-third mile during the opening ceremonies. On the racing side, legendary racer Jack Hewitt was on hand with both his two seat sprint car as well as his Silver Crown car to give the fans a taste of what they will see from Jack during his big return to racing. Outlaw Stock Car driver Tim Cole also utilized the Waynesfield, Ohio oval to shake down his ride. Cole turned laps in the low twelve-second bracket with a full wing board attached to the passenger side of his ride. A great night of racing, complied with all of these specials additions, made for a perfect night of family fun.

All eyes were on the Post Agri Service UMP Modifieds and their record setting race format. The top two drivers from each of the four heats automatically gained themselves a spot in the King of the Hill bracket. Drivers then went head-to-head in a two-lap shootout to either advance or be eliminated. The Post duo, Brian and Jim, managed to make it through round one of the bracket defeating Zach Schroeder and Bill Keeler. On the bottom side of the bracket, Matt Westfall and Weasel Phlipot beat out Jerry Bowersock and David Treon to advance. In the second round, Jim Post knocked off his brother Brian and Matt Westfall knocked off Weasel Phlipot after going wheel to wheel all the way to the line. Matt Westfall dominated the final matchup with Post giving him the victory and the honor to start on the pole for the A-main. Post started shotgun for the 20-lap A-main. All eight King of the Hill competitors took home nice prize packs courtesy of the Contingency Connection. Jeff Koz came away with the B-main victory advancing four final competitors to the A-main.

With the field set, cars began to roll for the 20-lap A-main. Matt Westfall and Brian Post led the field to the opening green flag. Westfall jumped out to the early lead as a battle for fifth began to develop. Keeler and Treon went side-by-side battling for the fifth spot with just two laps in the books. Their battle was halted when the yellow flag flew that same lap for the 24 of Terry Grilliot. Grilliot spun coming out of four and sliding down the front stretch before coming to a stop under the flag stand. With the field restacked for the restart, the green flag flew once again. Weasel Phlipot ran into some trouble just after the restart when his 52 began to fall back on lap five. This allowed the Post brothers to take over spots two and three on the leaderboard. Bowersock and Schroeder began a battle behind the lead pack in the midst of a group of challenging competitors. This crowd of cars eventually sent Bowersock and Schroeder three wide on the exit of turn two. The action came to a stop again on lap nine when the M1G of Matt Twining kicked up a thick dust cloud exiting turn four prompting a caution. Twining kicked up quite the dust cloud that blocked sight of the car for a brief moment in time. On the restart, Jeff Koz and Scott Gereman made contact out of four coming to the flag. The contact hurt both competitors as they were forced to drop off the pace and give up two spots by the time they were entering turn three. With Bowersock now well inside the top five, he began to set his sights on the lead. As laps began to tick down, Bowersock made a run on the Post posse. Riding the cushion into three, Bowersock managed to split Brian and Jim moving him up to third. A similar but much quicker move followed moving Bowersock into the second spot and ready to challenge Westfall directly. Despite a late race caution for Jeff Koz, Bowersock came up short allowing Westfall to come away with the win. Bowersock settled for a second place finish with Brian Post coming home in third. Brent Hole in the ZERO claimed the hard charger award advancing six spots during the A-main.

The Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprint cars were next to take the track. Coming into the 25 lap A-main, Kyle Simon led the point standings by just 36 points over Mike Dunlap. Simon needed to finish sixteenth or better to take home the championship. Tyler Hewitt and Mike Miller occupied row one and led the field to the green flag. Miller won the drag race into turn one and occupied the lead coming to the line to complete the opening lap. That lap would not count as the yellow flag flew for a collection crash exiting turn three. One sprint lost control in the turn spinning around in the middle of the racing surface. Cars coming out of three had nowhere to go and stacked up behind. Huston Hewitt, Jim Dues, Lee Underwood, Mike Dunlap, Cooper Clouse, and Kevin Myers were all involved in the six-car pileup. Some of the cars were able to return for the restart; others needed towed from the racing surface. After a medium length red flag, cars began to re-fire for the restart. The double file restart again showed Miller jumping into the top spot and leading the opening lap. Miller would lead the next two laps until Luke Hall took over on lap number three. Hall was smooth as butter in his 9N as he slid his way through the turns with little to no resistance. Any lead that Hall managed to build up was now gone when the yellow flag flew at the request of race control. Race director Dan Kelly was not happy with the way water had splashed up the racing surface entering turn one. Prior to the yellow, Miller was in a full on battle with Matt Westfall. Westfall had some power behind his 54 but Miller held him off with some good old fashion blocking. After competitors ran through the water in turn two, the green flag returned for roughly fifteen seconds. The yellow flag flew the following lap for the 14C of Andy Conley. Conley went up in the air and on his side before landing back down on four wheels on the bottom of turn four. The car was towed from the scene and Andy was uninjured. A final yellow flag came at the halfway point for Paul Dues as his 87 came to a stop in the center of turn three. The race was green for the remainder allowed Kody Swanson to make a run for the lead pack. Luke Hall began to fall back allowing Miller to reclaim the lead and take home the win. Matt Westfall came home in second, Kody Sawson finishing in third. Dustin Ingle finished just outside the top five and was awarded the hard charger award advancing ten spots. With Kyle Simon finishing forth in the A-main, he will pick up the 2014 championship. Rob Guy, the driver who was injured and airlifted from the track two weeks prior, was on hand watching from the pits his competitors and teammates. Rob was in great sprits and is doing very well on his recovery.

The Block Insurance Tough Trucks were the final event of the night. Bill Keeler, doing the double duty, and Sam Seeling, winner of the powder puff event a few weeks prior, led the field to the opening green flag. Keeler took the lead into turn one as Seeling dropped back on her first ever start. Jerry Sawmiller wasted no time working his way into second. Once there, Sawmiller had the 33 of Chris Hicks to deal with directly behind him. Hicks took the inside one lap and the outside the next, throwing everything at Sawmiller. The tactic finally paid off as the pair went two wide down the front stretch. The only caution flag of the event came with just three laps in the books for the 1J of J.J Butler. Butler’s truck went up on its side entering turn three before crashing back down on all four wheels. Butler was uninjured and walked away from the scene. On the restart, Sawmiller was ready to make his move on Keeler. Sawmiller set his sights on the lead and never looked back. Sawmiller jumped up to the top spot closing in on the halfway mark. Lap traffic began to build late in the race causing things to get a bit more complicated and entertaining. With lap traffic being so heavy, Hicks managed to catch Sawmiller and challenge for the lead. Both went side-by-side at the same moment lap traffic did the same thing. With both groups two wide, a four-way pass down the backstretch put fans on edge. Roy Miller and Kevin Knittle went at it a few spots back bouncing off each other more than a half a dozen times. The battle continued to the checkered flag of one of the most action packed tough truck events of the year. Jerry Sawmiller came away with the victory. Mike Hicks came home in second challenging for the lead on the final corner. Roy Miller edged Biller Keeler for a third place finish. Larry Fox picked up the hard charger award.

Waynesfield Raceway Park is back in action Saturday, September 27 with the return of the dirt Late Models. The Post Agri Service UMP Modifieds, Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts will also be on the program to close out the 2014 points chance. Get all the latest Waynesfield Raceway Park up-to-date information online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

As always this week’s event is a Contingency Connection event. The Contingency Connection offers nearly $2000 in awards each week from national manufacturers. The Contingency Connection also put up an additional $900 in prizes for all eight competitors in the Modified King of the Hill. These awards are in addition to cash purse payouts. See a Waynesfield track official for more details on how the Contingency Connection can help you when race bills come due.

RACE RESULTS

Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints (27 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Heat 1 (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 63-Kody Swanson[1] ; 2. 54-Matt Westfall[6] ; 3. 82-Mike Miller[5] ; 4. 2B-Mike Dunlap[9] ; 5. 71-Stratton Briggs[3] ; 6. 14C-Andy Conley[7] ; 7. 19-Jimmy Snead[8] ; 8. 9-Dave Disinger[2] ; 9. 69R-Brian Gross[4]

Heat 2 - Heat 2 (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 23S-Kyle Simon[1] ; 2. 9N-Luke Hall[5] ; 3. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[6] ; 4. 17-Kevin Myers[2] ; 5. 63D-Jim Dues[7] ; 6. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[4] ; 7. 5-Mark Silva[8] ; 8. 22S-Dallas Hewitt[9] ; 9. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[3]

Heat 3 - Heat 3 (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 24L-Lee Underwood[1] ; 2. 63H-Huston Hewitt[3] ; 3. 14-Cooper Clouse[5] ; 4. 31-Tom Rhodes[8] ; 5. 87-Paul Dues[4] ; 6. 25B-Mark Blausey[7] ; 7. 53-Steve Little[6] ; 8. 14G-Gary Campbell[2] ; 9. 12-Chris Davis[9]

B-Main - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[2] ; 2. 14C-Andy Conley[1] ; 3. 19-Jimmy Snead[4] ; 4. 53-Steve Little[6] ; 5. 5-Mark Silva[5] ; 6. 25B-Mark Blausey[3] ; 7. 14G-Gary Campbell[9] ; 8. 9-Dave Disinger[7] ; 9. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[11] ; 10. 69R-Brian Gross[10] ; 11. 12-Chris Davis[12]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 82-Mike Miller[2]; 2. 54-Matt Westfall[5]; 3. 63-Kody Swanson[8]; 4. 23S-Kyle Simon[7]; 5. 9N-Luke Hall[4]; 6. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[16]; 7. 24L-Lee Underwood[6]; 8. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[1]; 9. 71-Stratton Briggs[13]; 10. 31-Tom Rhodes[12]; 11. 14-Cooper Clouse[9]; 12. 87-Paul Dues[15]; 13. 5-Mark Silva[20]; 14. 53-Steve Little[19]; 15. 14C-Andy Conley[17]; 16. 19-Jimmy Snead[18]; 17. 63H-Huston Hewitt[3]; 18. 2B-Mike Dunlap[10]; 19. 17-Kevin Myers[11]; 20. 63D-Jim Dues[14]

Hard Charger: 2DI-Dustin Ingle[+10]

Post AgriService UMP Modifieds (25 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 44-Zach Schroeder[1] ; 2. 20K-Bill Keeler[2] ; 3. 112-Chris Ullery[4] ; 4. OO-John Brooks[7] ; 5. 1-Buzz Jacobs[6] ; 6. 16-Jeff Koz[5] ; 7. 5H-Brian Hogan[3]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 45P-Brian Post[4] ; 2. 58P-Jim Post[1] ; 3. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger[3] ; 4. ZERO-Brent Hole[6] ; 5. 34X-Brandon Vaughan[2] ; 6. 20M-Josh Morton[5]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 54-Matt Westfall[2] ; 2. 4J-David Treon[1] ; 3. 23J-Aaron Orr[4] ; 4. M1G-Matt Twining[5] ; 5. 24-Terry Grilliot[6] ; 6. 35-Tim Cornett[3]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 52-Weasel Phlipot[1] ; 2. X-Jerry Bowersock[6] ; 3. 93-Josh Greber[5] ; 4. K9-Scott Gerdeman[2] ; 5. 89-Bobby Rose[4] ; 6. OOK-Kyle Peterson[3]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 16-Jeff Koz[5] ; 2. 89-Bobby Rose[4] ; 3. 24-Terry Grilliot[3] ; 4. 35-Tim Cornett[7] ; 5. 5H-Brian Hogan[9] ; 6. 1-Buzz Jacobs[1] ; 7. 20M-Josh Morton[6] ; 8. OOK-Kyle Peterson[8]

A-Main - (20 Laps)

1. 54-Matt Westfall[1]; 2. X-Jerry Bowersock[7]; 3. 45P-Brian Post[2]; 4. 58P-Jim Post[3]; 5. 44-Zach Schroeder[5]; 6. 20K-Bill Keeler[6]; 7. 52-Weasel Phlipot[4]; 8. ZERO-Brent Hole[14]; 9. 112-Chris Ullery[9]; 10. 23J-Aaron Orr[11]; 11. K9-Scott Gerdeman[16]; 12. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger[10]; 13. 4J-David Treon[8]; 14. M1G-Matt Twining[15]; 15. 24-Terry Grilliot[19]; 16. 16-Jeff Koz[17]; 17. 93-Josh Greber[12]; 18. OO-John Brooks[13]; 19. 89-Bobby Rose[18]; 20. 5H-Brian Hogan[20]

Hard Charger: ZERO-Brent Hole[+6]

Block Insurance Tough Trucks (18 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Heat 1 (8 Laps - Top 11 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[3] ; 2. 37-Roy Miller[8] ; 3. 82-Kevin Knittle[4] ; 4. MT1-Sam Seeling[9] ; 5. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[2] ; 6. 1J-J.J Butler[1] ; 7. 316-Ben Hower[7] ; 8. 69-Ron Tousley[6] ; 9. 8-Robbie Tuttle[5]

Heat 2 - Heat 2 (8 Laps - Top 11 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 71-Chris Hicks[2] ; 2. 33-Mike Hicks[8] ; 3. 60-Jerry Sawmiller[7] ; 4. 25G-Bill Keeler[9] ; 5. 710-Ben Werling[1] ; 6. 28-Larry Fox[6] ; 7. 76-Allen Pow[3] ; 8. OJ-Shane Jacobs[4] ; 9. 20K-Matt Twining[5]

A-Main - (15 Laps)

1. 60-Jerry Sawmiller[3]; 2. 33-Mike Hicks[5]; 3. 37-Roy Miller[6]; 4. 25G-Bill Keeler[1]; 5. 82-Kevin Knittle[4]; 6. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[9]; 7. 710-Ben Werling[10]; 8. 28-Larry Fox[12]; 9. 1J-J.J Butler[11]; 10. MT1-Sam Seeling[2]; 11. 76-Allen Pow[14]; 12. OJ-Shane Jacobs[16]; 13. 316-Ben Hower[13]; 14. 8-Robbie Tuttle[17]; 15. 69-Ron Tousley[15]; 16. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[8]; 17. 71-Chris Hicks[7]

Hard Charger: 28-Larry Fox[+4]

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

 

 

Cranston wins URSS Slide Job Slug Fest in Norton

In what was one of the most exciting races in URSS history, Luke Cranston held on for a hard fought victory to win the 25 lap URSS A feature Saturday night at Elmwood Park Speedway in Norton KS.

The field would be brought to the green by pole setter Jeremy Huish and North Platte Nebraska’s John Webster. Webster would outgun the youngster going into turn one and assume the lead for the first three laps before sixth starting Cranston would use the very top of he big mile to overhaul Webster and take the lead on lap 4.

Meanwhile 10th starting Jake Bubak would begin his charge to the front overtaking Webster on lap 8 to begin his pursuit of the high flying Cranston who had built a half straightaway lead over the Colorado hot shoe.

Lap by lap, Bubak would cut into Cranstons lead and by lap 18 would catch Cranston in lap traffic and execute the first of many slide jobs to come in turns three and four to move around Cranston and would lead at the start finish line. Cranston would return the favor in turns one and two to regain the lead only to have it negated before the lap was completed due to the one and only yellow of the night for a broken hub on the car of Jed Werner.

Bubak would lead the field back to the green over Cranston, Zach Blurton, Brian Herbert and Webster. Things would get wild as Cranston would once again put a slide job on Bubak in turns one and two to regain the lead with Bubak doing the same in three and four. Cranston would turn under him coming out of four to regain the lead at the stripe only to have Bubak slide him again going into turn one and Cranston sliding him back in turns three and four. The pair would wage this battle of slide jobs lap after lap until Cranston would make it stick on the last lap to power his way to victory over Bubak, Blurton, Herbert and Webster.

Heats were one by Bubak and Zach Taylor. Bubak would also claim the Keizer Aluminum Wheels hard charer award coming from his 10th starting spot to finish second.

A feature results

1 Luke Cranston 2 Jake Bubak

3 Zach Blurton 4 Brian Herbert 5 John Webster 6 Zac Taylor 7 Jeremy Huish 8 Steven Richardson 9 Ron Hadley 10 Aaron Ploussard 11 Jed Werner - DNF 12 Mike Madden - DNF

 

 

David Danzer Claims Supermodified Race of Champions, Otto Sitterly Secures Seventh Track Title

OSWEGO, NY (September 14, 2014) – The 2014 Novelis Supermodified season is now in the books at Oswego Speedway, with David Danzer charging to victory in the 75 lap Sunoco Race of Champions finale for his third win of the season worth $3,000 on Sunday afternoon.

Danzer’s victory quite literally book ends the season, as the driver of the No. 52 machine won the first main event of the year back on May 10 to kick off the calendar.

Dan Connors Jr. dominated a large portion of the event in the No. 01 before giving way to newly crowned track champion Otto Sitterly on lap 44.

From there Sitterly, the winner of the 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200, appeared to be well on his way to another victory in the No. 7.

However, Sitterly slipped in lapped traffic on lap 58, opening the bottom of the Speedway for Danzer to take advantage, and run away from the field over the course of the final 17 laps.

Sitterly held his own for the runner-up position ahead of Joey Payne, Shaun Gosselin, and Randy Ritskes in the top five positions.

Michael Muldoon, Tim Devendorf, Michael Barnes, Brandon Bellinger, and Bobby Haynes Jr. finished the top ten runners.

A total of 29 Novelis Supermodifieds were in the pit area on Sunday, making for the largest car count of the point season.

Bellinger, Connors, and Payne won the Shell Shock Custom Helmet Paint heat races with Lou LeVea Sr. claiming the victory in the ten car consolation.

Brian Sweeney, Joe Chillemi, Mike Barbera, and Keith Shampine failed to qualify for the 25 car starting grid.

Shampine was rendered out for the night during warmups with engine issues in the No. 55.

Barbera took a heavy ride into the first turn wall in the ten lap consi with the No. 45, but walked away from the incident unharmed.

With his second place finish on Sunday, Sitterly officially secured his seventh career Novelis Supermodified championship at the Speedway, and his third consecutive dating back to 2012.

With titles in 2006, 2008-2010, and 2012-2014, Sitterly’s seven championships now tie him all-time with Supermodfied legends Jim Shampine and Bentley Warren.

Despite several issues in the main event, Dave Gruel unofficially held on for second in the track championship battle with Randy Ritskes moving to the third position in the No. 37.

Race of Champions and Mr. Supermodified winner Danzer moved up to fourth in the driver standings with Pat Lavery rounding out the top five.

Payne, Joe Gosek, Barnes, Devendorf, and Muldoon unofficially complete the top ten in the driver standings.

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Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunoco Race of Champions Weekend Novelis Supermodified Track Championship

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodifieds

Novelis Supermodified Track Championship (75): 1. 52 - David Danzer, 2. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 3. 99 - Joey Payne, 4. 26 - Shaun Gosselin, 5. 37 - Randy Ritskes, 6. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 7. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 8. 68 - Michael Barnes, 9. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 10. 44 - Bobby Haynes Jr, 11. 21 - Bobby Santos, 12. 01 - Dan Connors, 13. 1 - Shawn Muldoon, 14. 50 - Dave Gruel, 15. 18 - Howard Page, 16. 24 - Jerry Curran, 17. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 18. 22 - Pat Lavery, 19. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 20. 2 - Dave Shullick Jr, 21. 90 - Kody Graham, 22. 66 - Lou LeVea Sr, 23. 75 - Gene Lee Gibson, 24. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 25. 00 - Joe Gosek

DNQ: Brian Sweeney,Joe Chillemi, Mike Barbera, Keith Shampine

Light House Lanes Hard Charger: #26 - Shaun Gosselin

Light House Lanes Up and Comer: #51 - Michael Muldoon

Radical Racegear Lap Leader: #01 - Dan Connors Jr.

Super Heat #1 (12 laps, 6-qualify): 1. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 2. 37 - Randy Ritskes, 3. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 4. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 5. 44 - Bobby Haynes Jr, 6. 24 - Jerry Curran, 7. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 8. 75 - Gene Lee Gibson

Super Heat #2 (12 laps, 6-qualify): 1. 01 - Dan Connors Jr, 2. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 3. 50 - Dave Gruel, 4. 52 - Dave Danzer, 5. 90 - Kody Graham, 6. 68 - Michael Barnes, 7. 45 - Mike Barbera, 8. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 9. 14 - Joe Chillemi

Super Heat #3 (12 laps, 6-qualify): 1. 99 - Joey Payne, 2. 2 - Dave Shullick Jr, 3. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 4. 22 - Pat Lavery, 5. 21 - Bobby Santos, 6. 1 - Shawn Muldoon, 7. 66 - Lou LeVea Sr, 8. 18 - Howard Page, 9. 3 - Brian Sweeney, 10. 26 - Shaun Gosselin

Super Consi (10 laps, 6-qualify): 1. 66 - Lou LeVea Sr, 2. 75 - Gene Lee Gibson, 3. 26 - Shaun Gosselin, 4. 18 - Howard Page, 5. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 6. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 7. 3 - Brian Sweeney, 8. 14 - Joe Chillemi, 9. 00 - Joe Gosek, 10. 45 - Mike Barbera

 

 

AJ Hopkins wins the sprint car battle, but Casey Shuman wins the points chase war

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE – An entire summer of racing action came down to one final cool evening at Lincoln Park Speedway as the final points race of the night was slated to decide each of four classes’ champion. The sprint car class was the tightest with a pair of Arizona natives heading the field. Casey Shuman held a fragile three-point lead on Chad Boespflug coming into the night and he was able to parlay a third-place feature finish, one spot ahead of Boespflug, into a championship for the Krockenberger Racing Team based in Terre Haute. A.J. Hopkins continued a late summer charge by picking up the Saturday sprint car victory, getting past Brent Beauchamp with just five laps remaining to claim the win. A week after Hopkins lost a tough battle with a lap remaining with Chase Stockon, he was able to turn the tables on the competition. Beauchamp got past Chris Phillips early in the 25-lap A-main, but Hopkins had a good run going on the top side at Lincoln Park. He continued to chip away at Beauchamp’s lead with Kris Deckard, Boespflug, Kent Christian and Shuman running up front. With 15 laps down, Shuman got past Boespflug for the third position and Hopkins was side-by-side with Beauchamp. Hopkins made his move on lap 20, taking the lead with a strong run through turns one and two to take the point. From there, he pulled away to a convincing win as Beauchamp took second. Shuman held down third to clinch the points title as Boespflug took fourth and Phillips ran a strong fifth. Randy Shuman got by Dan Lewellen at the five lap mark and then held off a furious challenge from Jake Humphrey to pick up the UMP Modified feature win. It was Shuman’s sixth feature victory of the season at LPS. Once Shuman took over the point, he had clear air in front of him as the laps ticked off. However, there were several caution flags that stood in the way of the victory. The final one came with just one lap remaining as Humphrey had charged ninth into the second spot. As he kept the hammer down and worked the top line of the track, Humphrey pulled nearly even with Shuman several times over the last five circuits, but Shuman remained out front to pick up the victory. Lewellen battled to a third-place finish with Derek Groomer finishing fourth ahead of Wes McClara. Kenny Carmichael Sr. won the points title by 58 points over his son Kenny Carmichael Jr. Steve Peeden waged a battle up front with Josh Boller in the UMP Super Stock feature before a late mechanical problem sidelined Boller. Once Boller pulled to the pits, Peeden wouldn’t be challenged over the final seven circuits. Kenny Carmichael Sr. came home with third behind Ralph Groomer as Jake Leitzman was fourth ahead of Scott Carrington. Peeden’s win was his third of the season at Lincoln Park. Doug McCullough recorded the points title over Carmichael Sr. by 92 points. The final two features of the evening went to drivers familiar with victory lane as C.J. Bryan piloted the No. 86 bomber to the win ahead of David Wallen and Tim Wright captured the final race with a win over Tyler Neal. Bryan got to the lead early in the first bomber feature and stayed there as Wallen tried everything to make up the last little bit of ground that he could. However, Bryan ran flawlessly over the final laps to hold off the Brazil native. Kyle Krupa crossed the finish line in the third spot ahead of Josh Settles, who raced forward from a 15th-place starting position. Bob Farris placed fifth. In the final race of the evening, Wright and Neal waged a battle for the top spot, racing door-to-door for much of the second portion of the feature. The pair were side-by-side on the final lap, but Wright was able to lock up the win as A.J. Smith came home third ahead of Kevin Kemp and Ron Smith. Cloverdale’s Carlos Bumgardner Sr. won the points title by 33 points over Wright.

Lincoln Park Speedway Sprint car feature 1. AJ Hopkins, 2. Brent Beauchamp, 3. Casey Shuman, 4. Chad Boespflug, 5. Chris Phillips, 6. Kris Deckard, 7. Kent Christian, 8. Jamie Frederickson, 9. AJ Francis, 10. Chris Babcock, 11. Cole Smith, 12. Garrett Miller, 13. Matt McDonald, 14. Chris Ohl, 15. Eric Burns, 16. Ethan Barrow, 17. Conner Donelson, 18. Troy Link, 19. Tyler Waltz, 20. Andrew Prather

UMP Modified feature 1. Randy Shuman, 2. Jake Humphrey, 3. Dan Lewellen, 4. Derek Groomer, 5. Wes McClara, 6. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 7. Gary Ricketts, 8. Josh McDaniel, 9. Carlos Bumgardner Sr., 10. Casey Davis, 11. Gary Hayden, 12. Tony Houck, 13. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 14. Scott Ricketts, 15. Wayne Newlin, 16. Doug Bryant Jr., 17. Damon Harrell, 18. Brent Hudson, 19. Geoff Buxton

UMP Super Stock feature 1. Steve Peeden, 2. Ralph Groomer, 3. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 4. Jake Leitzman, 5. Scott Carrington, 6. Doug McCullough, 7. JR Watkins, 8. Travis Heramb, 9. David Bumgardner, 10. Jonathon Newgent, 11. Mark Smith, 12. Chris Campbell, 13. Kenny Fields, 14. Larry Babbs, 15. Josh Boller, 16. Josh McDaniel, 17. Kris Starks, 18. Josh Fagg, 19. Matt Jordan

Bomber feature 1 1. C.J. Bryan, 2. David Wallen, 3. Kyle Krupa, 4. Josh Settles, 5. Bob Farris, 6. RJ Pruitt, 7. Cody Wright, 8. Tom Courtney, 9. Christian Kline, 10. Jack Campbell, 11. Lenny Krupa III, 12. Carlos Bumgardner Sr., 13. Jordan Almanza, 14. Scott Graham, 15. Josh Litton, 16. David Kikendall Jr., 17. Eric Miller, 18. Ray Funkhouser Jr.

Bomber feature 2 1. Tim Wright, 2. Tyler Neal, 3. A.J. Smith, 4. Kevin Kemp, 5. Ron Smith, 6. Baily Hicks, 7. Jeff Beggs, 8. Mark Dickerson, 9. Chucky Walden, 10. Jerry Hutto, 11. Cory Williamson, 12. Michael Williams, 13. Michael Thompson, 14. Bobby Tarrh, 15. Adam Perkins, 16. James Walters, 17. Justin Massie

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: ZEMKEN & WINGER TAKE WINS AT THE ARROW EXPRESS CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS

by Tommy Goudge (September 13, 2014) – 68 360 Sprint Cars and 28 Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks combined for 96 total drivers signed in to race in the 10th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at Ohsweken Speedway on Saturday night. Jessica Zemken and Lee Winger visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2014 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA ARROW EXPRESS CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS TOTAL ENTRIES - 96

----------------------------------------------------------- 360 SPRINT CARS (68 entries)

A-FEATURE (35 laps) Position. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 1z Jessica Zemken (14) 2. 77x Wayne Johnson (10) 3. 2m Dustin Daggett (2) 4. 51h Bryan Howland (12) 5. 28fm Steve Poirier (21) 6. 3g Shane Stewart (4) 7. 45 Chuck Hebing (13) 8. 45t Joe Trenca (7) 9. 19p Paige Polyak (15) 10. 35 Jared Zimbardi (11) 11. 87 Jason Barney (25) 12. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon (24) 13. 10 Mitch Brown (9) 14. 13 Dylan Swiernik (23) 15. 36 Mike Stelter (20) 16. 49d Shawn Dancer (30) DNF. 67 Steve Collins (19) 18. 77 Dain Naida (29) 19. 0 Glenn Styres (16) 20. 14h Jim Huppunen (28) 21. 33k Kyle Patrick (3) 22. 2 Dave Axton (18) DNF. 55 Mark Smith (17) DNF. 10c Jeff Cook (26) DNF. 79 Jordan Thomas (22) DNF. 123 Yan Bilodeau (5) DNF. 17h Hud Horton (27) DNF. 22h Randy Hannagan (6) DNF. 17 Jared Horstman (1) DNF. 16 Ryan Ruhl (8) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders – Dustin Daggett (1-5), Shane Stewart (6-12), Jessica Zemken (13-35)

TIME TRIAL GROUP #1 (4 laps - Top 4 inverted into heat race starting positions) Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank) 1. 67 Steve Collins (Belfast, NY) 14.235 (7), 2. 35 Jared Zimbardi (Bradford, PA) 14.244 (9), 3. 55 Mark Smith (Sunbury, PA) 14.335 (16), 4. 3g Shane Stewart (Pittsboro, IN) 14.452 (23), 5. 17h Hud Horton (Germantown, OH) 14.546 (28), 6. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne, ON) 14.668 (34), 7. 48j Darryl Ruggles (Canadaigua, NY) 14.972 (48), 8. 21 Don Adamczyk (Williamsville, NY) 15.057 (51), 9. CJ Jones (Cortland, OH) 15.133 (52), 10. 15 Mike Ferrell (London, ON) 15.391 (60), 11. 5m Brad Malloy (Fort Erie, ON) 15.705 (63), 12. 19k Paul Kinney (Canastota, NY) No Time (68)

TIME TRIAL GROUP #2 (4 laps - Top 4 inverted into heat race starting positions) Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank) 1. 16 Ryan Ruhl (Coldwater, MI) 14.191 (2), 2. 1z Jessica Zemken (Sprakers, NY) 14.258 (11), 3. 33k Kyle Patrick (Kingsville, ON) 14.295 (13), 4. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland, ON) 14.506 (24), 5. 79 Jordan Thomas (Harding, PA) 14.524 (25), 6. 10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington, ON) 14.585 (31), 7. 10k Rob Dietrick (Farmington, NY) 14.799 (40), 8. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton, ON) 14.856 (43), 9. 3r Shane Ross (Thedford, ON) 14.887 (44), 10. 51 Lee Ladouceur (Alexandria, ON) 14.931 (46), 11. 81 Derek Jonathan (Lewiston, NY) 15.352 (57), 12. 27 Brad Lamberson (Parma, MI) No Time (67)

TIME TRIAL GROUP #3 (4 laps - Top 4 inverted into heat race starting positions) Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank) 1. 22h Randy Hannagan (Pittsboro, IN) 14.229 (6), 2. 19p Paige Polyak (Tiffin, OH) 14.303 (14), 3. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY) 14.350 (17), 4. 51h Bryan Howland (Union Springs, NY) 14.391 (19), 5. 87 Jason Barney (Brewerton, NY) 14.425 (21), 6. 6m Max Stambaugh (Elida, OH) 14.442 (22), 7. 25p Michael Parent (Granby, QC) 14.575 (29), 8. 13 Dylan Swiernik (Port Leyden, NY) 14.851 (42), 9. 87r Ryan Linder (Phoenix, AZ) 14.930 (45), 10. 75 Tommy Wickham (Constantia, NY) 14.995 (50), 11. 01 Kyle Fraser (Arnprior, ON) 15.343 (55)

TIME TRIAL GROUP #4 (4 laps - Top 4 inverted into heat race starting positions) Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank) 1. 123 Yan Bilodeau (Victoriaville, QC) 14.417 (20), 2. 422 Etienne Girard (Saint-Germain, QC) 14.541 (26), 3. 11r Chase Ridenour (Perry, MI) 14.583 (30), 4. 2 Dave Axton (Port Byron, NY) 14.733 (36), 5. 36 Mike Stelter (Webster, NY) 14.837 (41), 6. 45t Joe Trenca (Clay, NY) 14.936 (47), 7. 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown, ON) 15.172 (53), 8. 6 Curtis Gartly (Thamesford, ON) 15.199 (54), 9. 22 Jim Porter (Grand Island, NY) 15.489 (61), 10. 15aw April Wilson (Joyceville, ON) 15.659 (62), 11. 43 Scott Sherk (Port Colborne, ON) 16.268 (65)

TIME TRIAL GROUP #5 (4 laps - Top 4 inverted into heat race starting positions) Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank) 1. 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford, ON) 14.201 (4), 2. 17 Jared Horstman (Cloverdale, OH) 14.239 (8), 3. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken, ON) 14.254 (10), 4. 27h Tom Huppunen (Welland, ON) 14.388 (18), 5. 00 Dane Lorenc (Depew, NY) 14.544 (27), 6. 10c Jeff Cook (Antwerp, NY) 14.620 (33), 7. 42w Rick Wilson (Joyceville, ON) 14.982 (49), 8. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams, ON) 15.345 (56), 9. 94z Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie, ON) 15.366 (58), 10. 10b Scott Kreutter (Cowlesville, NY) 15.370 (59), 11. 70 Jim Lingar (South Bend, IN) 16.388 (66)

TIME TRIAL GROUP #6 (4 laps - Top 4 inverted into heat race starting positions) Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank) 1. 45 Chuck Hebing (Ontario, NY) 14.158 (1), 2. 77x Wayne Johnson (Knoxville, IA) 14.194 (3), 3. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon (Burlington, NJ) 14.215 (5), 4. 2m Dustin Daggett (Grand Ledge, MI) 14.268 (12), 5. 28fm Steve Poirier (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC) 14.314 (15), 6. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre, ON) 14.604 (32), 7. 49d Shawn Dancer (Delphos, OH) 14.702 (35), 8. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre, ON) 14.735 (37), 9. 77 Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI) 14.743 (38), 10. 8b Alain Bergeron (Saint-Pie, QC) 14.757 (39), 11. 25g Tyler Graves (Little Genesee, NY) 16.247 (64)

HEAT RACE #1 (10 laps - Top 3 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 3g Shane Stewart, 2. 35 Jared Zimbardi, 3. 55 Mark Smith, 4. 67 Steve Collins, 5. 5d Dave Dykstra, 6. 17h Hud Horton, 7. 48j Darryl Ruggles, 8. 5m Brad Malloy, 9. 19k Paul Kinney, 10. 10jr CJ Jones, DNF. 15 Mike Ferrell, DNS. 21 Don Adamczyk. No Time

HEAT RACE #2 (10 laps - Top 3 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 33k Kyle Patrick, 2. 16 Ryan Ruhl, 3. 1z Jessica Zemken, 4. 79 Jordan Thomas, 5. 14h Jim Huppunen, 6. 3r Shane Ross, 7. 10j Jeremy Hughes, 8. 5 Keith Dempster, 9. 51 Lee Ladouceur, 10. 81 Derek Jonathan, 11. 27 Brad Lamberson, 12. 10k Rob Dietrick. Time - 2:29.637

HEAT RACE #3 (10 laps - Top 3 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 22h Randy Hannagan, 2. 51h Bryan Howland, 3. 19p Paige Polyak, 4. 6m Max Stambaugh, 5. 13 Dylan Swiernik, 6. 87 Jason Barney, 7. 25 Michael Parent, 8. 87r Ryan Linder, 9. 75 Tommy Wickham, 10. 01 Kyle Fraser, DNF. 49 Todd Hoddick. No Time

HEAT RACE #4 (10 laps - Top 3 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 123 Yan Bilodeau, 2. 45t Joe Trenca, 3. 2 Dave Axton, 4. 36 Mike Stelter, 5. 422 Etienne Girard, 6. 11r Chase Ridenour, 7. 5c Conor Mahoney, 8. 15aw April Wilson, 9. 6 Curtis Gartly, 10. 43 Scott Sherk, 11. 22 Jim Porter. Time - 2:32.185

HEAT RACE #5 (10 laps - Top 3 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 17 Jared Horstman, 2. 10 Mitch Brown, 3. 0 Glenn Styres, 4. 10c Jeff Cook, 5. 27h Tom Huppunen, 6. 00 Dane Lorenc, 7. 21j John Burbridge, Jr., 8. 94z Stan Zanchin, 9. 42w Rick Wilson, 10. 10b Scott Kreutter, 11. 70 Jim Lingar. Time - 2:28.305

HEAT RACE #6 (10 laps - Top 3 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 2m Dustin Daggett, 2. 77x Wayne Johnson, 3. 45 Chuck Hebing, 4. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon, 5. 28fm Steve Poirier, 6. 77 Dain Naida, 7. 8b Alain Bergeron, 8. 19 Cory Turner, 9. 49d Shawn Dancer, 10. 11 Jamie Turner, DNF. 25g Tyler Graves. Time - 2:28.599

B-FEATURE #1 (12 laps - Top 2 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 67 Steve Collins, 2. 79 Jordan Thomas, 3. 14h Jim Huppunen, 4. 48j Darryl Ruggles, 5. 17h Hud Horton, 6. 5d Dave Dykstra, 7. 3r Shane Ross, 8. 10j Jeremy Hughes, 9. 5 Keith Dempster, 10. 81 Derek Jonathan, 11. 5m Brad Malloy, 12. 51 Lee Ladouceur, 13. 10k Rob Dietrick, 14. 10jr CJ Jones, DNS. 19k Paul Kinney, DNS. 15 Mike Ferrell, DNS. 27 Brad Lamberson, DNS. 21 Don Adamczyk. Time - 2:59.646

B-FEATURE #2 (12 laps - Top 2 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 36 Mike Stelter, 2. 13 Dylan Swiernik, 3. 25 Michael Parent, 4. 87 Jason Barney, 5. 6m Max Stambaugh, 6. 87r Ryan Linder, 7. 422 Etienne Girard, 8. 5c Conor Mahoney, 9. 6 Curtis Gartly, 10. 11r Chase Ridenour, 11. 01 Kyle Fraser, 12. 15aw April Wilson, 13. 43 Scott Sherk, 14. 22 Jim Porter, DNF. 75 Tommy Wickham, DNS. 49 Todd Hoddick. Time - 3:05.964

B-FEATURE #3 (12 laps - Top 2 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 28fm Steve Poirier, 2. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon, 3. 10c Jeff Cook, 4. 8b Alain Bergeron, 5. 19 Cory Turner, 6. 49d Shawn Dancer, 7. 77 Dain Naida, 8. 11 Jamie Turner, 9. 00 Dane Lorenc, 10. 94z Stan Zanchin, 11. 42w Rick Wilson, 12. 10b Scott Kreutter, 13. 27h Tom Huppunen, 14. 25g Tyler Graves, 15. 70 Jim Lingar, DNF. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. No Time

DASH (4 laps – Determined top 6 A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name 1. 17 Jared Horstman, 2. 2m Dustin Daggett, 3. 33k Kyle Patrick, 4. 3g Shane Stewart, 5. 123 Yan Bilodeau, 6. 22h Randy Hannagan. Time - 59.757

LITTLE FEATURE (15 laps - Top transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 87 Jason Barney, 2. 10c Jeff Cook, 3. 17h Hud Horton, 4. 14h Jim Huppunen, 5. 77 Dain Naida, 6. 49d Shawn Dancer, 7. 6m Max Stambaugh, 8. 10j Jeremy Hughes, 9. 3r Shane Ross, 10. 19 Cory Turner, 11. 8b Alain Bergeron, 12. 5d Dave Dykstra, DNF. 25 Michael Parent, DNF. 87r Ryan Linder, DNF. 422 Etienne Girard. No Time

AWARD WINNERS: Top Qualifier Award – 45 Chuck Hebing (14.158 seconds) Fastest Canadian Qualifier Award – 10 Mitch Brown (14.201 seconds) Corr/Pak Merchandising “Bill Peer Memorial” Best Appearing Car Award – 10c Jeff Cook

----------------------------------------------------------- AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS (28 entries)

A-FEATURE (25 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 2 Lee Winger (3) 2. 49 Dave Bailey (7) 3. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (9) 4. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (11) 5. 84rk Ryan Beagle (10) 6. 23 Trevor DeBoer (8) 7. 5 Ryan Hess (16) 8. 55 Dereck Lemyre (14) 9. 38 Derek Miller (19) 10. 40 Jay Liverance (18) 11. 81 Alex Schuts (4) 12. 777x Steve Hess (17) 13. 8 Dale Gyokery (6) 14. 83 Robbie General (22) 15. 48 Mike Graham (21) 16. 66 Brady Longboat (28) 17. 13x Craig White (25) DNF. 85b Ryan Dinning (2) DNF. 38c Mark Bazuin (15) DNF. 24 Blake Bomberry, Sr. (12) 21. 911 Dylan Peckham (27) 22. 52 Jonathan Ayrton (23) DNF. 93 Mike Klazinga (1) DNF. 77d Rob Disher (13) DNF. 53 Logan Shwedyk (26) DNF. 78 Luke Albrecht (24) DNF. 7x Chase Hess (5) DNF. 64 Steve Book (20) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders – Ryan Dinning (1), Lee Winger (2-25)

TIME TRIAL GROUP #1 (2 laps - Top 4 inverted into heat race starting positions) Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank) 1. 49 Dave Bailey (Hagersville) 19.656 (1) NEW TRACK RECORD, 2. 84rk Ryan Beagle (Vittoria) 20.572 (10), 3. 23 Trevor DeBoer (Hagersville) 20.888 (14), 4. 93 Mike Klazinga (Caledonia) 20.915 (15), 5. 66 Brady Longboat (Ohsweken) 20.974 (16), 6. 77d Rob Disher (Grimsby) 20.986 (17), 7. 5 Ryan Hess (Ohsweken) 21.070 (18), 8. 83 Robbie General (Hagersville) 21.396 (22), 9. 38 Derek Miller (Ohsweken) 21.433 (23), 10. 13x Craig White (Ohsweken) 21.967 (25)

TIME TRIAL GROUP #2 (2 laps - Top 4 inverted into heat race starting positions) Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank) 1. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (London) 20.179 (4), 2. 81 Alex Schuts (Oakland) 20.454 (6), 3. 55 Dereck Lemyre (Hamilton) 20.466 (7), 4. 7x Chase Hess (Ohsweken) 20.471 (8), 5. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (Cambridge) 20.527 (9), 6. 777x Steve Hess (Ohsweken) 20.666 (11), 7. 64 Steve Book (Brantford) 20.777 (13), 8. 52 Jonathan Ayrton (Dundas) 21.544 (24), 9. 53 Logan Shwedyk (Jerseyville) 22.729 (27)

TIME TRIAL GROUP #3 (2 laps - Top 4 inverted into heat race starting positions) Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank) 1. 85b Ryan Dinning (Hagersville) 19.866 (2), 2. 2 Lee Winger (Mount Hope) 19.968 (3), 3. 24 Blake Bomberry, Sr. () 20.414 (5), 4. 8 Dale Gyokery (Jarvis) 20.736 (12), 5. 40 Jay Liverance (Brantford) 21.226 (19), 6. 911 Dylan Peckham () 21.291 (20), 7. 48 Mike Graham (Caledonia) 21.335 (21), 8. 78 Luke Albrecht (Kitchener) 22.277 (26), 9. 38c Mark Bazuin (Caledonia) No Time (28)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - Top 3 finishers redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name 1. 49 Dave Bailey, 2. 93 Mike Klazinga, 3. 23 Trevor DeBoer, 4. 84rk Ryan Beagle, 5. 77d Rob Disher, 6. 5 Ryan Hess, 7. 38 Terry Martin, 8. 83 Robbie General, 9. 13x Craig White, DNF. 66 Brady Longboat. No Time

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - Top 3 finishers redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name 1. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr., 2. 81 Alex Schuts, 3. 7x Chase Hess, 4. 04 Wyatt Van Wart, 5. 55 Dereck Lemyre, 6. 777x Steve Hess, 7. 64 Steve Book, 8. 52 Jonathan Ayrton, 9. 53 Logan Shwedyk. Time - 2:44.579

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - Top 3 finishers redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name 1. 85b Ryan Dinning, 2. 2 Lee Winger, 3. 8 Dale Gyokery, 4. 24 Blake Bomberry, Sr., 5. 38c Mark Bazuin, 6. 40 Jay Liverance, 7. 48 Mike Graham, 8. 78 Luke Albrecht, 9. 911 Dylan Peckham. Time - 2:39.672

----------------------------------------------------------- UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY: The 2014 Ohsweken Speedway Awards Banquet will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014 at Carmen’s Banquet Centre in Hamilton, Ontario. The annual event will celebrate the achievements of drivers and teams in the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stock, HRW Automotive Mini Stock, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber divisions. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for details.

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

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

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

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: HANNAGAN, HORSTMAN, PATRICK, BROWN, HUNSINGER, & SAULT TAKE WINS IN THE BURGER BARN NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS

by Tommy Goudge (September 12, 2014) – 107 drivers signed in to race in the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday night. Randy Hannagan, Jared Horstman, Kyle Patrick, Mitch Brown, Ryan Hunsinger, and Karl Sault visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA BURGER BARN "NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS" TOTAL ENTRIES - 107

----------------------------------------------------------- 360 SPRINT CARS (56 entries)

A-FEATURE #1 (15 laps) Position. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 22h Randy Hannagan (1) 2. 2m Dustin Daggett (8) 3. 8b Alain Bergeron (2) 4. 17h Hud Horton (3) 5. 87 Jason Barney (12) 6. 87r Ryan Linder (6) 7. 14h Jim Huppunen (10) 8. 51h Bryan Howland (11) 9. 5d Dave Dykstra (7) 10. 123 Yan Bilodeau (13) DNF. 5m Brad Malloy (4) DNF. 42w Rick Wilson (15) DNF. 33k Kyle Patrick (14) DNF. 28fm Steve Poirier (5) DNS. 01 Kyle Fraser (9) No Time A-Feature #1 Lap Leaders – Randy Hannagan (1-15)

A-FEATURE #2 (15 laps) Position. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 17 Jared Horstman (3) 2. 6m Max Stambaugh (5) 3. 3g Shane Stewart (4) 4. 19p Paige Polyak (6) 5. 79 Jordan Thomas (12) 6. 16 Ryan Ruhl (7) 7. 77x Wayne Johnson (9) 8. 1z Jessica Zemken (14) 9. 422 Etienne Girard (13) 10. 00 Dane Lorenc (11) 11. 67 Steve Collins (10) 12. 75 Tommy Wickham (15) 13. 13 Dylan Swiernik (8) DNF. 10 Mitch Brown (2) DNS. 55 Mark Smith (1) No Time A-Feature #2 Lap Leaders – Jared Horstman (1-15)

DAVE MCLEOD MEMORIAL SHOOTOUT (12 laps) Position. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 33k Kyle Patrick (2) 2. 0 Glenn Styres (1) 3. 16 Ryan Ruhl (4) 4. 8b Alain Bergeron (6) 5. 28fm Steve Poirier (8) 6. 17 Jared Horstman (10) 7. 87 Jason Barney (5) 8. 6m Max Stambaugh (7) 9. 2m Dustin Daggett (11) 10. 422 Etienne Girard (3) 11. 10 Mitch Brown (9) DNS. 49 Todd Hoddick (12) Time - 2:17.007 NEW TRACK RECORD

KEVIN WARD, JR. YOUNG STARS CHALLENGE (13 laps) Position. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 10 Mitch Brown (2) 2. 19p Paige Polyak (4) 3. 79 Jordan Thomas (6) 4. 00 Dane Lorenc (5) 5. 13 Dylan Swiernik (3) 6. 11r Chase Ridenour (10) 7. 6m Max Stambaugh (11) 8. 5c Conor Mahoney (8) 9. 123 Yan Bilodeau (9) 10. 422 Etienne Girard (13) 11. 27 Brad Lamberson (1) DNF. 25g Tyler Graves(7) DNF. 01 Kyle Fraser (12) No Time

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature #1) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 17h Hud Horton (Germantown, OH), 2. 5m Brad Malloy (Fort Erie), 3. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), 4. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland), 5. 123 Yan Bilodeau (Victoriaville, QC), 6. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon (Burlington, NJ), 7. 77 Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 8. 25 Michael Parent (Granby, QC), 9. 70 Jim Lingar (South Bend, IN), 10. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre). Time - 1:52.144

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature #2) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 2. 6m Max Stambaugh (Elida, OH), 3. 16 Ryan Ruhl (Coldwater, MI), 4. 67 Steve Collins (Belfast, NY), 5. 422 Etienne Girard (Saint-Germain, QC), 6. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre), 7. 27 Brad Lamberson (Parma, MI), 8. 15aw April Wilson (Joyceville), 9. 15 Mike Ferrell (London), DNS. 7k Kyle Pitts (Mulberry, FL). Time - 1:50.529

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature #1) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 28fm Steve Poirier (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC), 2. 8b Alain Bergeron (Saint-Pie, QC), 3. 2m Dustin Daggett (Grand Ledge, MI), 4. 51h Bryan Howland (Union Springs, NY), 5. 33k 33k Kyle Patrick (Kingsville), 6. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 7. 49d Shawn Dancer (Delphos, OH), 8. 51 Lee Ladouceur (Alexandria), DNF. 10jr CJ Jones (Cortland, OH). No Time

HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature #2) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 3g Shane Stewart (Pittsboro, IN), 2. 19p Paige Polyak (Tiffin, OH), 3. 13 Dylan Swiernik (Port Leyden, NY), 4. 00 Dane Lorenc (Depew, NY), 5. 1z Jessica Zemken (Sprakers, NY), 6. 36 Mike Stelter (Webster, NY), 7. 71s Shawn Sliter (Port Colborne), 8. 25g Tyler Graves (Little Genesee, NY), DNF. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams). Time - 1:51.221

HEAT RACE #5 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature #1) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 22h Randy Hannagan (Pittsboro, IN), 2. 87r Ryan Linder (Phoenix, AZ), 3. 01 Kyle Fraser (Arnprior), 4. 87 Jason Barney (Brewerton, NY), 5. 42w Rick Wilson (Joyceville), 6. 10b Scott Kreutter (Cowlesville, NY), 7. 22 Jim Porter (Grand Island, NY), 8. 94z Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie), 9. 43 Scott Sherk (Port Colborne). Time - 1:51.818

HEAT RACE #6 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature #2) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 55 Mark Smith (Sunbury, PA), 2. 17 Jared Horstman (Cloverdale, OH), 3. 77x Wayne Johnson (Welland), 4. 79 Jordan Thomas (Harding, PA), 5. 75 Tommy Wickham (Constantia, NY), 6. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 7. 11r Chase Ridenour (Perry, MI), 8. 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown), DNS. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY). Time - 1:51.256

----------------------------------------------------------- STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (13 entries)

A-FEATURE (20 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (9) 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (6) 3. 55 Mike Thorne (2) 4. 68 Aaron Turkey (1) 5. 1-10 Jake Brown (12) 6. 77 Alex Hill (8) 7. 18 Josh Shantz (3) 8. 12 Brad Herron (10) 9. 00 Mark Czuba (13) 10. 18x Davey Boughton (5) DNF. 54 Ed Green (4) DNF. 5d Bryon Dykstra (11) DNF. 43k Kyle Durnin (7) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders - Aaron Turkey (1-4), Mike Thorne (5), Ryan Hunsinger (6-20)

----------------------------------------------------------- HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (38 entries)

A-FEATURE (20 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 81 Karl Sault (2) 2. 7 Jason Lungaro (8) 3. 66 Jon Janssens (6) 4. 96t Tyler Lafantaisie (10) 5. 99 Robin Elliott (7) 6. 93 Chris Ryckman (4) 7. 4 Jason Coutu (16) 8. 1 Kathi Dickie (3) 9. 21x Jake Bazuin (21) 10. 9 Tim DeBoer (14) 11. 64 Doug Erskine (22) 12. 16 Jeremy May (11) 13. 265 Mike Evers (5) 14. 96 Brian Crosgrove (20) 15. 2 Matt Nuell (24) 16. 11 Mike Giberson (9) 17. 22 Brittani Myers (27) 18. 811 Bryan Baeumler (17) 19. 84 Dale Gyokery (15) 20. 14 Trevor Young (25) 21. 77 Derek Desmarais (23) DNF. 52 Kevin Ross (13) DNF. 29 Tim Cody (18) DNF. 56 Kevin Slater (26) DNF. 166x Kyle Graham (28) DNF. 17 Mike Taylor (19) DNF. 43x Brian Watson (12) DNF. 90 Chad Smelser (1)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature): Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 90 Chad Smelser (Dunnville), 2. 265 Mike Evers (Caledonia), 3. Mike Giberson (Caledonia), 4. 52 Kevin Ross (Caledonia), 5. 811 Bryan Bauemler (Oakville), 6. 21x Jake Bazuin (), 7. 69 Rob Twitchett (Dundas), 8. 21 Mike Hooper (Cambridge), 9. 166x Kyle Graham (), DNF. 56 Kevin Slater (Caledonia)

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature): Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas), 2. 66 Jon Janssens (Woodstock), 3. 96t Tyler Lafantaisie (Welland), 4. 9 Tim DeBoer (Caledonia), 5. 29 Tim Cody (), 6. 64 Doug Erskine (Hamilton), 7. 14 Trevor Young (Cambridge), 8. 12 Chantelle Hyatt (Hamilton), 9. 148 Chantel Mt. Pleasant (), DNS. 7x ()

HEAT RACE #3 (6 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature): Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 1 Kathi Dickie (Brantford), 2. 99 Robin Elliott (Woodstock), 3. 16 Jeremy May (Binbrook), 4. 84 Dale Gyokery (Jarvis), 5. 17 Mike Taylor (Hamilton), 6. 77 Derek Desmarais (London), 7. 43 Kyle Nuell (Mount Hope), 8. 26 Tim Nuell (Hagersville), 9. 53 Terry Clark ()

HEAT RACE #4 (6 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature): Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 93 Chris Ryckman (Brantford), 2. 7 Jason Lungaro (Hamilton), 3. 43x Brian Watson (Lynden), 4. 4 Jason Coutu (St. Catharines), 5. 96 Brian Crosgrove (Hamilton), 6. 2 Matt Nuell (Hamilton), 7. 22 Brittani Myers (Hamilton), 8. 76 Jamie Goudge (London), DNF. 81x Shawn Evans (Scotland)

B-FEATURE (6 laps - Top 4 transferred to A-Feature): Finish. Number Name 1. 14 Trevor Young, 2. 56 Kevin Slater, 3. 22 Brittani Myers, 4. 166x Kyle Graham, 5. 69 Rob Twitchett, 6. 21 Mike Hooper, 7. 81x Shawn Evans, 8. 12 Chantelle Hyatt, 9. 26 Tim Nuell, 10. 148 Chantel Mt. Pleasant, 11. 7x , 12. 43 Kyle Nuell, DNF. 53 Terry Clark, DNS. 76 Jamie Goudge

----------------------------------------------------------- UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY: Arrow Express presents the 10th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 13, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, and Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks. Hot laps begin at 6:00pm, with time trials starting at 6:30pm, and racing starting at 7:30pm.

TICKETS PLEASE! Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the 10th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 13. Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com

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

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

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

 

 

DARON CLAYTON IS THE 2014 HAUBSTADT HUSTLER

Haubstadt, IN - September 13, 2014. Daron Clayton of Sikeston, MO, raced to his second “Haubstadt Hustler” win in the last three seasons. He became the first driver to repeat as the winner of this race. The 40 lap feature paid $10,000 to win and was co-sanctioned with 32 drivers present in representing both the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series and the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series. The victory was also number 12 all time in MSCS events for the Sikeston, MO, native. In victory lane Clayton described the feeling of winning at Haubstadt. “Awesome! It was the longest 40 laps of my life.” He raced his own Spike Chassis sprint car which is sponsored by the Merry Go Round Restaurant and ProGlide Coatings. Daron Clayton took the lead from Kyle Cummins on lap 25 and led the rest of the feature. Cummins had started on the outside of row one and powered into an early lead. Last year’s winner Kevin Thomas Jr. picked up the pursuit until the two made contact on lap 17 and Thomas spun. Daron Clayton, who had been busy working through the top ten after starting eleventh, then moved past Jerry Coons Jr. to challenge Cummins. The next 7 laps were some of the most competitive of the race. With Clayton making the pass for the lead, Robert Ballou arrived to challenge Cummins for second. Ballou made the pass for second on lap 31. But that move coincided with a red flag on lap 31 and the running order reverted back to the previous lap. So Ballou had to make the pass again on lap 33. The red flag had been for Nick Hale’s flip in turn two after contact from Clayton who was in the process of lapping him. Clayton continued on in the lead and the running order up front would not change. Clayton led Ballou, Cummins, Jerry Coons Jr., and Chase Stockon at the finish line. In the post race interview Ballou disclosed that he was running out of fuel on the final restart. “First loser is never good. At least we got a second place finish.” Kyle Cummins, who was hooked up early, relied on effort for his third place finish. “That’s all we had!” Both drivers. who are at the top of the MSCS standings, gave it their all. Cummins and Ballou earned the same amount of MSCS points for the night‘s efforts. Veteran Jon Stanbrough, Bryan Clauson, USAC Points leader Brady Bacon, Tracy Hines, and Brian Karraker rounded out the top ten for the feature. Dave Darland finished 11th to collect the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award for this event. The co-sanctioned program was conducted using the passing points system. Heat race winners were Kyle Cummins, Jon Stanbrough, Jerry Coons Jr., and Chase Stockon. Cummins collected the most passing points after starting sixth in his heat. Carson Short won the B Main. The UMP Open Wheel Modifieds competed in a 25 lap feature to conclude the race program. The winner for the fifth time this season was Levi Kissinger of Mt. Vernon, IN. Kissinger finished ahead of Zach Fair, Tyler Nicely, Dustin Beck, and Dave Beck for their main event. Second heat winner Brandon McDowell was sixth. Fair and Nicely won the other two heats. The next event for the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will be held on September 27th at Tri-State Speedway. The “Class Track Fall Roundup” will be a triple header. The ALMS Late Models will be making a late season appearance and the modifeds will also be on the card.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

SUMMARY Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN “The Haubstadt Hustler” September 13, 2014

USAC & MSCS Sprint Cars:

First Heat- 3c Kyle Cummins, 11p Brady Short, 69 Brady Bacon, 04 Jeff Bland Jr., 4 Tracy Hines, 20N Hunter Schuerenberg, 27 Brian Wallace, 52c Daylan Chambers

Second Heat- 37rw Jon Stanbrough, 9k Kevin Thomas Jr., 11 Chris Windom, 15F Aaron Farney, 02 Nick Hale, 66 Shane Cockrum, 28 Brandon Mattox, 56 Jared Fox (DNS)

Third Heat- 2x Jerry Coons Jr., 92 Daron Clayton, 71p Dave Darland, 20 Bryan Clauson, 3 Dakota Jackson, 3R Brian Karraker, 4B Donny Brackett, 17 Max McGhee

Fourth Heat- 32 Chase Stockon, 12 Robert Ballou, 30 C.J. Leary, 21 Carson Short, 1 Mitch Wissmiller, 9t Hud Cone, 11x James Lyerla, 3D Roger DeWitt

Semi or B Main- 21 Carson Short, 15F Aaron Farney, 9T Hud Cone, 66 Shane Cockrum, 3R Brian Karraker, 4b Donny Brackett, 04 Jeff Bland Jr., 28 Brandon Mattox, 17 Max McGhee, 20N Hunter Schuerenberg, 11x James Lyerla, 52c Daylan Chambers, 3d Roger DeWitt, 3 Dakota Jackson, 27 Brian Wallace

Feature (40 Laps)- 92 Daron Clayton, 12 Robert Ballou, 3c Kyle Cummins, 2x Jerry Coons Jr., 32 Chase Stockon, 37rw Jon Stanbrough, 20 Bryan Clauson, 69 Brady Bacon, 4 Tracy Hines, 3R Brian Karraker, 71p Dave Darland, 15F Aaron Farney, 30 C.J. Leary, 11p Brady Short, 9K Kevin Thomas Jr., 66 Shane Cockrm,11 Chris Windom, 4B Donny Brackett, 02 Nick Hale, 21 Carson Short, 28 Brandon Mattox, 9T Hud Come, 1 Mitch Wissmiller, 04 Jeff Bland Jr.

UMP Open Wheel Modifieds:

Heat Winners - Zach Fair, Brandon McDowell, and Tyler Nicely

Feature (25 Laps)- Levi Kissinger, Zach Fair, Tyler Nicely, Dustin Beck, Dave Beck, Brandon McDowell, Stephen Schnapf, Shawn Cates, Nick Tharp Lance Foreman, Gary Welch, Ryan Sterling, Mark Cole, Tyler Loughmiller, Bryce Jewell, Matt Hines, Matt Lane, Nathan Seale.

 

 

Daum Tames Spoon River, Extends Points Lead

Canton, IL. – Zach Daum of Pocahontas, Illinois led the final seven laps, after clawing his way through the field in his Toyota-powered Eagle from the 8th place starting position to claim his third POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series win of 2014 at the 3/8 mile Spoon River Speedway for the 30th Annual Tom Knowles Memorial.
Andrew Felker of Carl Junction, Missouri started on the pole in the Danny Felker owned, Sixty-Six Truck and Foreign Salvage-sponsored, Fontana-powered Boss Chassis for the 30 lap A-main. At the drop of the green flag, second place starter Spencer Bayston of Lebanon, Indiana powered into the lead, barely edging Tanner Thorson at the line to lead lap one. As Thorson’s Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports’ Toyota-powered Bullet began to work over Bayston, the drivers would make contact down the front stretch causing Bayston’s Esslinger-powered Spike to slow and come to a stop off turn two bringing out the caution with two laps down. Bayston would head to the work area and damage sustained to the car was enough to force Bayston to retire for the remainder of the event.
When green flag racing resumed, Rico Abreu of Rutherford, California would put pressure on Felker for the second position, while Darren Hagen began to rim ride the high-banked 3/8 mile edging his way closer to the top five. On lap five, Abreu would snag the second position from Felker as Hagen edged his way closer to the top three. Just as Hagen would take the third position from Felker, Abreu would almost lose it off turn four, falling back to the sixth position. With 10 laps down, as Ryan Criswell would slow entering turn three, Cole Wood would loop it to avoid Criswell and bring out the second caution of the evening. Criswell would be done for the remainder of the event.
As Thorson brings the field back to green, Hagen would go right back to the top side in the Five-Six Inc., Great Clips-sponsored, Esslinger-powered Beast to challenge Thorson for the lead, while Zach Daum edged his way into the top three. Action would slow as Cole Wood brought out the yellow, slowing on the front stretch. He would head to the work area, restart and tag the back of the field. With 15 laps down, Thorson would lead the field back to green, with teammate Rico Abreu riding in second. As Rico took back to the high side, Hagen would make his move for second. Entering turn three, Hagen and Abreu would get together resulting in Hagen spinning and sliding off the track in turn three, while Abreu’s Toyota-powered Bullet ended up with a flat left rear tire. Both drivers would head to the work area, where they would make repairs to their machines, restarting and tagging the tail of the field.
With 16 laps in the books, Thorson would lead the field back to green. As Tyler Thomas of Owasso, Oklahoma made his move on Felker for third, Zach Daum would start to edge closer to Thorson. One lap after Daum completed the pass on Thorson, Austin Brown of Millstadt, Illinois would loop it off turn four bringing out another caution. When green flag racing resumed, with 24 laps down, Zach Daum took off down the front stretch as Justin Peck of Monrovia, Indiana powered past Thorson and into second. As Justin Peck appeared to be reeling in Zach Daum, Nick Bailey of Cabot, Arkansas would spin down the front stretch and tip over his Esslinger-powered Spike, bringing out the first and only red of the event. He would be alright and able to continue racing.
When green flag racing resumed, Peck would again put the pressure on Daum for the lead until Dave Camfield III spun in one and two, bringing out the caution and setting up a dash to the finish. In the shootout for the finish, Zach Daum would lead the field to the line, followed closely by Rico Abreu who worked himself back into the top five before the final caution and coming in third was Tyler Thomas. Bringing home fourth was Tanner Thorson and rounding out the top five was Andrew Felker.
“We actually had a really good car,” stated first place finisher Zach Daum. “We could move around. We could go to the bottom. We could go to the top. We could kind of go wherever we wanted to go. Which you don’t hit those kind of setups every night. Overall, it was a great night. A great points night for everybody, especially Toyota. Hopefully we can have this thing wrapped up here before the last race.”
“Just got in a little trouble there half way through,” explained second place finisher Rico Abreu. “Went to the back and made it back up to second. It was unfortunate, just couldn’t really catch a break. I just want to thank Keith and Pete and everyone that works so hard on those cars. The cars have been good all year. I wish I had one more lap to do something, but we did have 30 laps to give it a go, so it’s not so bad to run second.”
“We were pretty good,” said third place finisher Tyler Thomas. “We had a really good track to race on tonight. A top, middle, and bottom; I searched everything I could find and finally committed there on the bottom and got to third. It’s probably my best year yet, especially without running all the races this year.”
POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series feature results (30 laps): 1. 5D - Zach Daum 2. 97 - Rico Abreu 3. 91T - Tyler Thomas 4. 67 - Tanner Thorson 5. 11A - Andrew Felker 6. 5X - Justin Peck 7. 88 - Terry Babb 8. 2 - Seth Motsinger 9. 6B - Andy Baugh 10. 57D - Daniel Robinson 11. 7 - Austin Brown 12. 17W - Cole Wood 13. 87R - Dalton Camfield 14. 15M - Shane Morgan 15. 89 - Nick Bailey 16. 86C - Dave Camfield 17. 3N - Jake Neuman 18. 3D - Dave McKay 19. 16 - Dave Camfield III 20. 9P - Parker Price-Miller 21. 56 - Darren Hagen 22. 11R - Ryan Chriswell 23. 39 - Spencer Bayston
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Atomic Speedway September 13, 2014 Results

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO- Dayton Auto Racing Fan club or DARF night at Atomic Speedway proved to be an exciting night of racing on Ohio's Fastest 3/8 mile high-banked speedway. In the 410 sprint main Lockbourne, Ohio driver Cole Duncan brought home the $2,000 to win, while in the AMRA Late Models Chris Garnes, Evans, WV claimed the win. J.P. Roberts posted the AMRA Modified win, Bob Crace, Jr., the Sport Mods, Brandon Gardner the Hobby Stocks, and Steven Partin scored the Legends win.

Wheelersburg, Ohio's Rod Conley and talented Chad Smith set the pace for the 25-lap, $2,000-to-win Gullion Enterprises Late Model main. Conley jumped into the lead, but was pursued by a pack of hungry Wolves after Smith jumped the cushion in turn number two of the first lap. Smith shuffled back to tenth.

Four-time AMRA champion Chris Garnes battled hard with Jeremy Berwanger for third behind second place Ralph Withem. Garnes finally blitzed by Berwanger and began to close in on leader Conley.

Meanwhile, Jason Montgomery had charged into the top five from an 8th-place start. Garnes and Conley raced nose-to-tail for five laps before Garnes took advantage of a Conley bobble to take the lead on lap twelve.

Montgomery had now worked his way into a battle with Conley for second. That duo thrilled the crowd for several laps, but well behind the leader Garnes. Garnes was decidedly in control through lap 18, when the caution waved for a spinning Billy Gullion. That bunched up the pack for a close finish.

Montgomery responded with renewed enthusiasm. Montgomery quickly sacked Conley, then closed the gap on Garnes. For two laps, Montgomery was right on the tail of Garnes. Montgomery and Garnes were within a hundredth of a second of one another with Racin' Jason looking for a set-up move.

On turn one of the last lap Montgomery put on a slide job, and edged ahead of Garnes, only to scrub off speed and allow Garnes to pull away for the victory. Coming on strong at the end were Greggie Oliver, Ralph Withem, and J.T. Conley.

Three hard chargers tied for passing honors. Montgomery came from 8th to second, Greggie Oliver from 10th to fourth, and Mike Wilson from 15th to 9th.

Rounding out the top ten were Chris Garnes, Jason Montgomery, Rod Conley, Greggie Oliver, Ralph Withem, , J.T. Conley, Chad Smith, Mark Frazier, Mike Wilson, and Kevin Wagner.

"The car was good," said Garnes. "We struggled with some set-up issues this year, and some engine issues, but I think we got them worked out. We've turned everything around here lately."

In the sprint car main Nathan Skaggs blitzed into a whirlwind start, rampaging to a huge lead. Kory Crabtree anchored second for the first six laps before Cole Duncan reeled in the young gun. Skaggs continued to maintain a half straight-away lead, but Duncan began to chisel away that distance lap after lap.

Jimmy Nier had worked his way up to fourth from a seventh place start, but on lap 12 Nier made contact with a tire and flipped his mount in turn two. On the restart Skaggs' mount would not take off and Duncan stormed into the lead. Skaggs went pit side as Nate Reeser spun off turn two.

Skaggs was able to resolve the problem with his mount during the caution, but restarted a lap down. Duncan restarted in the lead and blitzed on to a resounding victory. His only setback was a momentary scare when he made contact with a lapped car with just one lap to go.

Dwayne Zablocki was impressive within the top five all night long, but his fine run came to an end when his mount stalled on the last lap. Meanwhile, Ryan Myers made the most of the last seven laps, jumping from seventh to fourth with an exciting passing binge. Broughton who had a top three car at one point shuffled back to fourth. That came after a sparkling 11th to 4th place run by Broughton. Dave Dickson anchored a strong top five.

Rounding out the top ten were Cole Duncan, Kory Crabtree, Ryan Myers, Ryan Broughton, Dave Dickson, Jimmy Stinson, Aaron Higgins, Jesse McCreary, Adam Strausser, and Dwayne Zablocki.

The Hummel Factory Kahne hard charger was Jimmy Stinson in a 19th to 6th place run.

"It's the same track for everyone," said Duncan. "Some guys may say it's rough, but no matter what this track is like, it's fast and it's fun. This track is always racy and to win here is a big deal."

"I tried to find a good line and make it work. I want to dedicate this to both my grandpa's here tonight--my one grandpa is back after just having open heart surgery. It is good to be back in our car, but next week I'll be in the 49 car and hopefully redeem myself."

In Hollywood fashion, J.P. Roberts scored his second consecutive win with a well-scripted storybook finish. While vying for first place, Roberts and leaders Brian Whiteman and Jeff Votaw made contact on the backchute with Roberts spinning and going to the tail on lap six.

Brian Whiteman led much of the first 11 circuits, but daredevil Jeff Votaw had been challenging for the top spot most of the race. Votaw finally took over the lead and led four circuits. Throughout the race, Fireball Pinkerton, Votaw, Greggie Oliver and Roberts all fought hard for position. Likewise, Mike Long and Derrick Smith battled hard for the duration.

In the last five laps Oliver took the lead, then on a restart Votaw sat back on the point. Fireball Pinkerton shot out of the gate at the drop of the green and leap-frogged from fourth to first, just as it appeared that Robert's comeback bid was stalled at third.

The lead changes continued an on another restart for a green-white-checkered finish. Pinkerton drifted high into the wall, and in one swift thrust Roberts blasted by Oliver to take the lead and the win.

"I didn't need that spin out early in the race," said an elated Roberts. "Thanks to Brad and his crew and to my crew. My car was fast and the track was fast. After I got back into the top five, I decided I'm getting up on the wheel and going for it."

The hard-charger of the race was Matt Edmisten in a steady 16th to 6th place run. Rounding out the top ten were J.P. Roberts, Dave Fireball Pinkerton, Greggie Oliver, Mike Long, Derrick Smith, Matt Edmisten, Brian Whiteman, Derrick Shadwick, Jeff Votaw, and Donnie Miller.

Loudenville, Ohio driver Brandon Gardner brought home the win in the Street Stock division and was also the hard-charger in a sixth to first-place run. Gardner made the four-hour tow worthwhile, even after having to re-shod his machine with Hoosier's for the night. Rob Smith took the early lead with challenges from Adam Jones, then Tommy Mossbarger. Twice Gardner had taken the lead, only to have the caution fly, thus putting Smith back in front. The last round Gardner made it official as he roared to the win.

Rounding out the top ten were Brandon Gardner, Tommy Mossbarger, Rob Smith, Adam Jones, Justin Poling, Dave Landman, Larry Highland, Jeremy Conley, and Brian McQuay.

In the Sport Mod A-main Bob Crace, Jr. shot into the lead and led all 15 laps for the win. Crace was pressured early by Harley Martin and Ricky Neace, but once the race went green for several laps, Crace emerged a convincing winner. Martin, who had gone to the tail early, ended up second ahead of Rick Neace, Mike Brust, Steve Noble, Ed Richendollar, Jeff Gillman, John Cuckler, Jason Cottrill, and John Remy.

Jeff Gillman was the hard charger in an eleventh to seventh place run.

Steven Partin claimed the Legends race ahead of Tommy Stout, Tom Partin, Rob Puckett, Steve Duderstadt, Cole Dement, Rusty Dement,Josh Francis, Tommy Stout, and Jr. John Guttman.

For more information please call 740-703-9749 or 740-663-4141 or visit the Atomic Speedway website at <<< www.atomicspeedway.net >>> Atomic is located 12 miles South of Chillicothe, Ohio off SR 23, two miles out Blain Highway between Chillicothe, Ohio and Waverly, Ohio at Alma

THE SUMMARY:

PINE TREE TOWING AND RECOVERY 410 Sprints (32)

Fast Time: Nathan Skaggs 11:965

Heat One-Nathan Skaggs, Aaron Higgins, Ronnie Blair, Kirk Jeffries, Cody Gardner, Nate Reeser, Kirk Jeffries, Jimmy Stinson, Bob Tucker

Heat Two-Duane Zablocki, Adam Strausser, Todd Kane, Ryan Myers, Kevin Shelbo, Mark Colemna, Jordan Harble, Dean Kester

Heat Three-Cole Duncan,Jim Nier, Ryan Broughton, Jordan Kinser, Brian Nuckles, Brandy Bower, R.J. Perkins, Josh Davis

Heat Four-Kory Crabtree, Jesse McCreary, Beau Stewart,Dave Dickson, Mark Imler,Randy Fink, Brandon Conkle, Mitchel Harble

B-Main One: Nate Reeser, Jimmy Stinson, Cody Gardner, Jordan Harble, Mark Coleman, Kevin Shelbo, Bob Tucker, Dean Kester

B-Main Two: Mark Imler, Brandy Bower, Brandon Conkle, Randy Fink, Josh Davis, Mitch Harble

Feature: Cole Duncan, Kory Crabtree, Ryan Myers, Ryan Broughton, Dave Dickson, Jimmy Stinson, Aaron Higgins, Jesse McCreary, Adam Strausser, Dwayne Zablocki, Todd Kane, Nathan Skaggs, Jordan Kinser, Nate Reeser, Kirk Jefferies, Brandy Bower, Beau Stewart, Mark Imler, Jimmy Nier, Ron Blair

GULLION ENTERPRISES AMRA LATE MODELS (20)

Fast Time : Chris Garnes 13:995

Heat One-Chris Garnes, Kevin Wagner, J.T. Conley, Greggie Oliver, David Liles , Jeremy Akers, Brandon Thompson

Heat Two-Jeremy Berwanger, Rod Conley, Jason Montgomery, Mark Frazier, Billy Guillon, Chris Shannon, Willie Bigham

Heat Three-Chad Smith, Ralp Withem, Lauren Longbrake, Jay Helton, Mike Wilson, Nick Nicastri

Feature: Chris Garnes, Jason Montgomery, Rod Conley, Greggie Oliver, Ralph Withem, , J.T. Conley, Chad Smith, Mark Frazier, Mike Wilson, Kevin Wagner, Chris Shannon, Jay Helton, Jeremy Akers, Billy Gullion, Jeremy Berwanger, David Liles, Willie Bigham, Lauren Longbrake

ADVANCE SERVICES H & C AMRA MODIFIEDS (19)

Fast Time: Kenny Johnson 14:537

Heat One-J.P. Roberts, Kenny Johnson, Steve Clemmons, Donnie Miller, Derrick Smith, Matt Edmisten

Heat Two-Dave Fireball Pinkerton, Greggie Oliver, Seth Daniels,Mike Long, Philip Bapst

Heat Three-Bryan Whiteman, Jeff Votaw, Derrick Shadwick, Rick Shutts, Jason Bilyeu

Feature: J.P. Roberts, Dave Fireball Pinkerton, Greggie Oliver, Mike Long, Derrick Smith, Matt Edmisten, Brian Whiteman, Derrick Shadwick, Jeff Votaw, Donnie Miller, Seth Daniels, Steve Clemmons, Jason Bilyeu, Kenny Johnson, Rick Shutts

C & M Racing Equipment Sport Mods (12)

Heat One-Ricky Neace, Jason Cottrill, Mike Brust, Ed Richendollar, John Cuckler, Jeff Gillman

Heat Two-Bob Crace,Jr., Harley Martin, John Remy, Steve Noble, Brian Filkins, Keith Shanks

Feature: Bob Crace, Jr., Harley Martin, Rick Neace, Mike Brust, Steve Noble, Ed Richendollar, Jeff Gillman, John Cuckler, Jason Cottrill, John Remy, Keith Shanks

Racer's Edge Sport Supplements Street Stocks (11)

Heat One- Rob Smith,Adam Jones, Tommy Mossbarger, Larry Highland, Justin Poling, Brandon Gardner, Dave Landman, Brian McQuay, Jeremy Conley

Feature: Brandon Gardner, Tommy Mossbarger, Rob Smith, Adam Jones, Justin Poling, Dave Landman, Larry Highland, Jeremy Conley, Brian McQuay, Two DNS

Legends (12)

Heat -Tommy Stout, Steven Partin, Josh Francis, Rusty Dement, Tom Partin

Steven Partin, Tommy Stout, Tom Partin, Rob Puckett, Steve Duderstadt, Cole Dement, Rusty Dement,Josh Francis, Tommy Stout, Jr. John Guttman

 

 

Champions Crowned at Skagit Speedway

9/13/14

Alger, WA – Skagit Speedway closed its 60th season by crowning four champions on Saturday night. The large crowd saw Jason Solwold, Eric Fisher, Cory Swatzina and Freddie Vela win the championship night main events and then watched as Matt Jensen, Colton Heath, Swatzina and Vela were named the driver point champions for 2014. At the conclusion of the night, Skagit Speedway lit up the night sky with the Scrap-It Steel Recycling Fireworks Show.

The race of the night was in the 360 class. Colton Heath was slated to start on the pole after winning the scramble, but engines issues forced the point leader to scratch, setting up a front row of Eric Fisher and Derek Roberts. Fisher made full use of his opportunity, taking the Michael Harris owned #44h to the lead with Roberts and Justin Youngquist lingering a few car lengths back. The pair had just reached traffic on lap ten when a red for Lawrance Kirkham in turn three would bunch the field and give Fisher clean air to work with. On the restart, Youngquist would blast around Roberts and set sail for Fisher. With traffic approaching again, Youngquist spent the better part of laps 15-20 right on Fisher’s rear nerf. As the cars came around to the back of the field, Fisher used veteran poise to clear the slower cars, forcing Youngquist to change his line up and buying Eric a little breathing room. Once clear, Justin made a late rally on the high side but it was too late as Fisher collected the victory in a thrilling finish. Youngquist took second with Roberts closing late in third. Trey Starks was the fastest of the time trial cars. Despite not starting the main event, Heath had enough points to claim the driver and owner point title in the 360 division, the first for him in a sprint car and first for car owners Alan Larson and Kelly Welch.

Jason Solwold absolutely destroyed the field in the 410 sprint cars. Starting on the outside pole, Solwold ran away and hid from the field to put the Shaylen Raye Motorsports #18 in victory once again at Skagit Speedway. Matt Jensen and Rick Ziehl had a spirited battle for second with Jensen claiming the spot at the checkered flag. The second place finish secured Jensen the driver point championship, while Ziehl’s third place secured the car owner title for Bob and Lori Scott, who used four different drivers in 2014 to claim the championship. Steve Vague won the scramble.

It was tough going early in the Sportsman Sprint Main Event for Cory Swatzina, but the veteran racer made the right moves and picked up the feature win to go with his season title. In a fantastic display of racing, Swatzina and Zach McCabe traded slide jobs around the slick Skagit Speedway 3/10 mile clay oval before Swatzina emerged on top for good on lap three. The field closed on him a couple times with stoppages on lap eight and lap fourteen, but Swatzina finished his championship run but taking the main event by a good number of car lengths. Robbie Price got around McCabe for second. A former tuner division champ, Swatzina won the scramble and was crowned champion for drivers and car owners points in post race ceremonies for the Sportsman Sprints. Trey Starks was the fastest of the time trial cars.

Freddie Vela is now a repeat champion in the Outlaw Tuner Class. Following an injury shortened 2013 campaign, Vela was on a mission all year to reclaim his crown, and he put the exclamation point on his comeback with a 17 lap wire to wire win in the season finale. Becky Boudreau survived a physical battle to claim second place in the main, with Brandon Berg recovering from a spin out to grab third.

410 Sprints Scramble – Steve Vague, Jason Solwold, Rick Ziehl, Jayme Barnes, Jesse Whitney, Matt Jensen, Barry Martinez, Kevin Smith Main – Jason Solwold, Matt Jensen, Rick Ziehl, Kevin Smith, Jayme Barnes, Barry Martinez, Jesse Whitney, Steve Vague Lap Leaders – Solwold 1-25 Point Champion – Matt Jensen

360 Sprints Fast Time – Trey Starks 12.213 Scramble – Colton Heath, Derek Roberts, Eric Fisher, Justin Youngquist, Mike Bollinger, Bud Ashe, Phil Schemenauer Main – Eric Fisher, Justin Youngquist, Derek Roberts, Trey Starks, Mike Bollinger, Rod Perkins, Steve James, Greg Hamilton, Phil Schemenauer, Steve Reeves, Zeth Custer, Luke Didiuk, Bud Ashe, Matt Jensen, Lawrance Kirkham Lap Leaders – Fisher 1-25 Point Champion – Colton Heath

Sportsman Sprints Fast Time – Trey Starks 12.929 Scramble – Cory Swatzina, Steve Parker, Robbie Price, Zach McCabe, Clayton Sibley, Greg Otis, James Bundy Main – Cory Swatzina, Robbie Price, Zach McCabe, James Bundy, Trey Starks, Bill Rude, Tyler Fox, Greg Otis, Michael Hodel, Clayton Sibley, Devin Barnes, Ben Gunderson, Ashley Lewellen, Brett McGhie, David Reeves, Joe Lyon, Dan McGrew, Steve Parker Lap Leaders – Swatzina 1 McCabe 2 Swatzina 3-20 Point Champion – Cory Swatzina

Outlaw Tuners Scramble – Freddie Vela, Brian Michelson, Brandon Berg, Matt Powers, Becky Boudreau, Clint Meins, Howard Vos, Kevin Reuter Main – Freddie Vela, Becky Boudreau, Brandon Berg, Clint Meins, Jon Gunderson, Brian Michelson, Howard Vos, Uncle Donnie, Matt Powers, Travis Meins, Kevin Reuter, Red Fritsch, Dalton Taylor, Patrick Adams, Jon Edwards Lap Leaders – Vela 1-17 Point Champion – Freddie Vela

 

 

Blaney sweeps UNOH All Star weekend at Fremont

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio (Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014) – The numbers just keep piling up for Dale Blaney. The four time University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions titlist would drive to the $10,000 payday on JLH General Contractor Night for the 7th Annual Jim Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway Saturday.

Blaney would sweep the two-day event at “The Track That Action Built.” It was his 15th UNOH All Star win of the season and runs his career total to 114. Blaney has five wins in 2014 at Fremont to take his career total at the track to 24, moving him into a tie with John Beaber for 19th on the track’s all-time win list. It was the 116th appearance of the UNOH All Stars at Fremont and Blaney leads all drivers in career series wins at the track with 18.

“Chris (Andrews) was really good in the dash. I really thought he was going to be the guy to beat. But we got rolling really good around the top and he was struggling through the middle a little bit and I was gaining some ground on him. Man this car just got better and better and I could put it anywhere I wanted,” said Blaney beside his Kennedy Cattle/Ti22 Performance/Penske Shocks/Gf1 Chassis backed machine.

“George Fisher (crew chief) is unbelievable. I’ve worked with him for 12 years now and we’re going good and I’m proud of everybody. Skippy and Donnie and Ricky Jr….we have a lot of guys that put in a great effort and it shows,” added Blaney.

Castalia, Ohio’s Jordan Ryan, who recently earned the 2014 track championship at Attica Raceway Park, is looking to do the same at Fremont Speedway. Ryan held off a charging Jamie Miller and made some daring moves in lapped traffic to score his fourth win of the season in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints. It was Ryan’s 5th career win at Fremont Speedway.

“I knew someone (Miller) was outside of me…I just couldn’t get past the 2 car (Ricky Peterson). He kept going to the bottom and it was a little slimy down there and it was hard to pass him,” said Ryan beside his J&J Automotive/Griff’s Engines/Frost Frog/Kistler Racing Products/Village Pizza House/backed #5.

At one point Ryan had built a five second lead but it was wiped out by a caution on lap 11.

“I didn’t realize I had that big of a lead. My dad kept giving me the middle sign…but I looked up on the sign and saw the 6 (Dustin Dinan) there and I knew I had to keep my momentum up. I watched Dale Blaney all night and how he ran the middle and I tried to mimic him…it worked out,” added Ryan.

Shawn Valenti has been unstoppable at Fremont in 2014 in the AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Trucks. The Risingsun, Ohio driver took the lead on lap five and dominated the rest of the feature for his third consecutive win. The victory is the 13th of the season at Fremont for Valenti and gives him 22 for his career and moving him into a tie for 24th on the track’s all-time win list.

“It’s just been one of those dream years. I didn’t want to let Dale (Blaney) be the only one to sweep the Jim Ford weekend. I know this thing was hooked up tonight. Awesome job by Rich Farmer and the crew on the track. I want to thank the fans for sticking around to watch us tonight,” said Valenti of his Craig Miller Trucking/KS Sales and Service/Day Dream and Memories Crafts and Antiques/Gressman Powersports/Dave Story Equipment Repair/Conrad Transportation backed #7B.

Andrews and Rob Chaney would bring the field to green for the 50-lap feature which honored the late Jim Ford who re-opened Fremont Speedway in 2000, saving it from closing. Andrews would gain the advantage as Blaney would move from third to second. As Andrews and Blaney pulled away, Andrew Palker and Chaney would battle for third with Lee Jacobs, Bryan Sebetto, Tim Shaffer and Caleb Griffith in pursuit.

Lee Jacobs would blast into third on lap three just before the caution flew on lap four for a Cap Henry spin. On the restart Andrews and Blaney again pulled away with Jacobs, Palker, Chaney, Shaffer, Sebetto and Griffith giving chase.

With six laps in the books, Blaney began to pressure Andrews. On lap eight Blaney would shoot around Andrews going down the back stretch but the caution would fly when Craig Mintz suffered front end damage and stopped on the front stretch.

On the restart Andrews and Blaney picked right back up on their battle with Lee Jacobs, Palker, Chaney and Sebetto in tow. Cale Thomas would stop on lap 10 for another caution. And again when the green flew Andrews and Blaney battled for the lead. That duo would wage war over the next seven laps before hitting heavy lapped traffic on lap 16.

Blaney would rocket off the bottom of turn three on lap 18 to steal the lead from Andrews with Lee Jacobs, Chaney and Sebetto the running order. Palker’s great run would end on lap 24 when he spun in turn two and that would bring out a red flag fuel stop.

When the green flew Blaney had a couple of lapped cars separating him from Andrews while Lee Jacobs, Chaney, Sebetto, Griffith and 17th starter Greg Wilson in pursuit. The caution flew again on lap 28 for a Brian Lay spin. On the restart Henry would tumble on the front stretch; he was uninjured.

On the restart Blaney again pulled away from Andrews as Chaney drove around Jacobs for third with Wilson moving into the top five. That top five would not change as they again raced into lapped traffic on lap 37. With 10 laps to go Jacobs began pressuring Chaney for the third spot when he would suffer front end damage on lap 41, ending his run.

On the restart Blaney had a two lapped car cushion over Andrews, Chaney and Wilson. Chaney would drive into second on lap 43 but Andrews challenged back with five laps to go. Chaney would finally pull away from Andrews and began closing on Blaney.

But, Blaney’s lead was insurmountable and he drove to the victory over Chaney, Andrews, Wilson and Sebetto.

“I think there’s a lot of credibility to running second to him. I stayed with Dale last night and I used his car today and I put gas in it and now I wish I wouldn’t have,” joked Chaney beside his Stan Cortad Racing #9x.

After leading the first 17 laps and having a bad couple of weeks that saw him miss out on a track title at Attica and the Kistler Racing Products FAST championship, Andrews was happy to finish third.

“I tried to take Dale’s advice. I didn’t want to go too hard and then he showed his nose past me and I kind of just followed him and learned a little bit. I got to racing with lapped cars that should have probably just pulled out of the way and let the leaders run a little bit. Seems like we run pretty good at the Jim Ford Classic every year. It makes up for a lot of bad runs here recently and I’m pretty excited,” said Andrews beside his Burmeister Racing/Lucas Oil/K&N Filters/Goofy Golf/Re-elect Judge Anstead/Tender Touch Car Wash/Schiets Motorsports/Kistler Engines/Adkins Sanitation/Applebees Restaurant backed #16.

Rookie Luke Griffith and Ryan would pace the field for the 25 lap feature for the 305 sprints with Ryan taking the lead over Griffith, Miller, Dinan, Nate Dussel, Bobby Clark, Josh Harrison, Jason Keckler and Trey Jacobs.

Ryan would steadily pull away from Griffith who had his hands full with Miller and Dinan as they raced into lapped traffic by the 7th circuit. Dinan would move into third and steal second on lap eight. With 10 laps in Ryan had built a 10 second lad over Dinan with Griffith, Miller, Dussel, Clark, Jacobs and Harrison in pursuit.

A spin by Clay Riney would bring out the caution and wipe out that huge lead. When the green flew Ryan pulled away slightly from Dinan with Miller, Griffith, Dussel, Clark, Jacobs, Steve Rando and 19th starter Alvin Roepke giving chase.

Miller would drive into second on lap 13 and slowly ate into Ryan’s lead with Dinan, Dussel, Griffith, Clark, Rando and Roepke in pursuit. With five laps to go the leaders hit heavy lapped traffic and Miller closed to within two car lengths. Ryan made a fantastic move in turns three and four on lap 20, splitting two lapped cars. But, Miller would execute the same move in turns one and two to stay close.

As the white flag flew, Ryan was hung up on the bottom by a lapped car and Miller raced to his outside with Dussel, Dinan, Clark and Roepke closing.

Ryan was able to hold off Miller for the win with Dussel, Dinan and Clark rounding out the top five.

Kyle Cline and Dana Frey brought the field to green for the 20 lap dirt truck feature with Fry leading the first lap over Cline, Cory McCaughey, Gene Potridge, Jeff Ward and Ben Good. Fry and Cline tangled in turn two ending their night after the first lap was completed.

On the restart McCaughey led Potridge, Ward, 11th starter Valenti, Good and Kent Brewer. But the caution would fly for an Art Ball and Eric Devanna spin. The green flew for lap three followed by a quick caution for Randy Ryan.

On the restart McCaughey led Potridge, Valenti, Ward, Brewer and Good. Valenti drove into second on lap four and drove around McCaughey for the lead a circuit later. Brewer would take third on lap seven and drive into second by lap 10.

Valenti had built an eight second lead – half a lap – when the caution flew for Andy Earnhart who stopped on the track with four laps to go. That was the only thing to slow Valenti as he drove off the final four laps for the win over Brewer, a charging Matt Foos, McCaughey and Jimmy McGrath Jr.

The UNOH All Stars and Fremont Speedway announced the series would return to Fremont Speedway for several big shows in 2015.

Also, earlier in the day the Third Annual Fremont Speedway Kick-It Kickball Fundraiser was held. Along with raffles, a Kick-Bald event earlier in the year and other fund-raisers, over $50,000 was raised to fight childhood cancer. The Jeff Gordon Foundation will match that amount for a total over $100,000!

Fremont Speedway will return to action Saturday, Sept. 27 for Kistler Racing Products Season Championship Night for the 410 and 305 sprints and dirt trucks.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

Fremont Speedway - 9/13/2014

JLH Construction Night

UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions (39 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying – Kistler Engines

1. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.492; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.521; 3. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.572; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney, 12.643; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.676; 6. 53-Cap Henry, 12.740; 7. 29-Bryan Sebetto, 12.784; 8. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 12.816; 9. 14H-Todd Heller, 12.827; 10. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.837; 11. 24H-Brandon Wimmer, 12.837; 12. 45-Tim Shaffer, 12.851; 13. 45L-Brian Lay, 12.905; 14. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.911; 15. 16M-Danny Mumaw, 12.928; 16. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 12.982; 17. 2+-Brian Smith, 12.999; 18. O8-Dan Kuriger, 13.068; 19. 27-Chad Kemenah, 13.100; 20. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.147; 21. 22S-Brandon Spithaler, 13.155; 22. 11F-D.J. Foos, 13.203; 23. 9-Dean Jacobs, 13.264; 24. 83M-Broc Martin, 13.280; 25. 51-Roger Campbell, 13.287; 26. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.293; 27. 9W-Derek Hagar, 13.300; 28. 39M-Matt Merrill, 13.336; 29. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.375; 30. 6-Jac Haudenschild, 13.415; 31. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.416; 32. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.459; 33. 21-Travis Philo, 13.493; 34. 60K-Jody Keegan, 13.711; 35. 10-Carl Bowser, 13.806; 36. 40-Caleb Helms, 13.952; 37. 91-Cale Thomas, 14.079; 38. 13-Brandon Matus, 14.104; 39. 33-Brent Matus, 14.607

Heat 1 – Kear’s Speed Shop (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2+-Brian Smith[2] ; 2. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[1] ; 3. 14K-Dale Blaney[6] ; 4. O9-Craig Mintz[8] ; 5. 91-Cale Thomas[10] ; 6. 14H-Todd Heller[4] ; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[5] ; 8. 45L-Brian Lay[3] ; 9. 21-Travis Philo[9] ; 10. 51-Roger Campbell[7]

Heat 2 – All Pro Aluminum Heads

(10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. O8-Dan Kuriger[2] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker[6] ; 4. 11F-D.J. Foos[1] ; 5. 60K-Jody Keegan[9] ; 6. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 7. 1ST-Gary Taylor[7] ; 8. 13-Brandon Matus[10] ; 9. 6-Jac Haudenschild[8] ; 10. 53-Cap Henry[5]

Heat 3 – Dragon Racing Fuels (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 16-Chris Andrews[6] ; 2. 27-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 3. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[4] ; 4. 9-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 5. 29-Bryan Sebetto[5] ; 6. 9W-Derek Hagar[7] ; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker[8] ; 8. 10-Carl Bowser[9] ; 9. 33-Brent Matus[10] ; 10. 16M-Danny Mumaw[3]

Heat 4 – Kinsler Fuel Injection (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. W20-Greg Wilson[2] ; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 3. 9X-Rob Chaney[6] ; 4. 83M-Broc Martin[1] ; 5. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[3] ; 6. 5R-Byron Reed[8] ; 7. 55F-Taylor Ferns[5] ; 8. 39M-Matt Merrill[7] ; 9. 40-Caleb Helms[9]

Dash – Quality Inn/Comfort Inn & Suites of Fremont (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 16-Chris Andrews[4] ; 2. 9X-Rob Chaney[2] ; 3. 14K-Dale Blaney[1] ; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker[5] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[6] ; 6. 29-Bryan Sebetto[3]

B-Main – MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 53-Cap Henry[2] ; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[1] ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[5] ; 4. 14H-Todd Heller[4] ; 5. 1ST-Gary Taylor[9] ; 6. 5R-Byron Reed[14] ; 7. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild[6] ; 8. 55F-Taylor Ferns[3] ; 9. 9W-Derek Hagar[10] ; 10. 10-Carl Bowser[16] ; 11. 51-Roger Campbell[8] ; 12. 39M-Matt Merrill[11] ; 13. 21-Travis Philo[15] ; 14. 40-Caleb Helms[17] ; 15. 13-Brandon Matus[18] ; 16. 6-Jac Haudenschild[12] ; 17. 35-Stuart Brubaker[13] ; 18. 33-Brent Matus[19]

UNOH A-Main - (50 Laps)

1. 14K-Dale Blaney[3]; 2. 9X-Rob Chaney[2]; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[1]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[17]; 5. 29-Bryan Sebetto[6]; 6. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[9]; 7. 45-Tim Shaffer[8]; 8. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[7]; 9. 14H-Todd Heller[13]; 10. 2+-Brian Smith[10]; 11. 9-Dean Jacobs[20]; 12. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[11]; 13. 60K-Jody Keegan[23]; 14. 83M-Broc Martin[21]; 15. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[18]; 16. 81-Lee Jacobs[5]; 17. 27-Chad Kemenah[16]; 18. 53-Cap Henry[12]; 19. 45L-Brian Lay[14]; 20. 57X-Andrew Palker[4]; 21. 11F-D.J. Foos[19]; 22. 91-Cale Thomas[24]; 23. O8-Dan Kuriger[15]; 24. O9-Craig Mintz[22]

Hard Charger: W20-Greg Wilson[+13]

Fremont Federal Credit Untion 305 Sprints (33 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 18-Bobby Clark[1] ; 2. 6-Dustin Dinan[8] ; 3. 1W-Jamie Miller[4] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[6] ; 6. 7A-Alvin Roepke[5] ; 7. 10S-Roger Shammo[2] ; 8. 18N-Frank Neill[3] ; 9. 37-Austin Ream[9]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 25-Jason Keckler[6] ; 2. 5R-Jordan Ryan[8] ; 3. 10-Josh Harrison[1] ; 4. C1-Clay Riney[2] ; 5. O2-Kevin Lee[3] ; 6. 39-John Ivy[7] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 8. 2L-Landon Lalonde[4]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 22D-Dan Hammond[1] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[6] ; 3. 22M-Dan McCarron[2] ; 4. 16-Dale Blaney[3] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[8] ; 6. 26-Daniel Demyan[7] ; 7. 13-Jeremy Duposki[5] ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[4]

Heat 4 - The Computer Man (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 11G-Luke Griffith[1] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[5] ; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs[2] ; 4. 29P-Mark Pinski[4] ; 5. 20B-Cody Bova[7] ; 6. 32-Ryan French[8] ; 7. 15-Gary Benjamin[6]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 20B-Cody Bova[4] ; 2. 2-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 3. 7A-Alvin Roepke[5] ; 4. 39-John Ivy[6] ; 5. O2-Kevin Lee[2] ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[10] ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[14] ; 9. 10S-Roger Shammo[9] ; 10. 18N-Frank Neill[12] ; 11. 37-Austin Ream[13] ; 12. 26-Daniel Demyan[7] ; 13. 2L-Landon Lalonde[15] ; 14. 13-Jeremy Duposki[11]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 5R-Jordan Ryan[2]; 2. 1W-Jamie Miller[4]; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[6]; 4. 6-Dustin Dinan[3]; 5. 18-Bobby Clark[10]; 6. 7A-Alvin Roepke[19]; 7. 11G-Luke Griffith[1]; 8. 19R-Steve Rando[12]; 9. 16-Dale Blaney[15]; 10. 39-John Ivy[20]; 11. 25-Jason Keckler[8]; 12. 3J-Trey Jacobs[7]; 13. 22M-Dan McCarron[9]; 14. 10-Josh Harrison[5]; 15. 20B-Cody Bova[17]; 16. 2-Ricky Peterson[18]; 17. 68G-Tyler Gunn[13]; 18. 29P-Mark Pinski[16]; 19. 22D-Dan Hammond[11]; 20. C1-Clay Riney[14]

Hard Charger: 7A-Alvin Roepke[+13]

AAA Auto Club Dirt Trucks (22 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. O1-Art Ball[4] ; 2. 33-Jeff Ward[6] ; 3. 33C-Kyle Cline[2] ; 4. 5-Jim McGrath[3] ; 5. 3X-Brad Keckler[7] ; 6. D1-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 7. 25-Randy Ryan[8] ; 8. 1-Andy Earnhart[1]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 7-Dana Frey[1] ; 2. 7B-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 3. 115-Ben Good[2] ; 4. 4S-Keith Sorg[3] ; 5. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[7] ; 6. 37-Eric Devanna[4] ; 7. 9-Curt Inks[6]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 8KB-Kent Brewer[3] ; 2. 36M-Cory McCaughey[1] ; 3. 2-Matt Foos[4] ; 4. 99X-Gene Portidge[5] ; 5. O-Jim Keegan[6] ; 6. 13-Cody Benyak[7] ; 7. 18W-Cory Ward[2]

A-Main - (20 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[12]; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[7]; 3. 2-Matt Foos[9]; 4. 36M-Cory McCaughey[4]; 5. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[14]; 6. 33-Jeff Ward[8]; 7. O1-Art Ball[11]; 8. 99X-Gene Portidge[3]; 9. 115-Ben Good[6]; 10. 3X-Brad Keckler[13]; 11. 5-Jim McGrath[10]; 12. D1-Dustin Keegan[16]; 13. O-Jim Keegan[15]; 14. 9-Curt Inks[20]; 15. 37-Eric Devanna[17]; 16. 13-Cody Benyak[18]; 17. 1-Andy Earnhart[22]; 18. 4S-Keith Sorg[5]; 19. 25-Randy Ryan[19]; 20. 7-Dana Frey[2]; 21. 33C-Kyle Cline[1]

Hard Charger: 7B-Shawn Valenti[+11]

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

 

 

BRENDEN BRIGHT CAPTURES FIRST GRANDVIEW WIN

Bright Wins First of 2014 in Exciting Grandview ARDC Feature

Brenden Bright drove to his first win of the season with the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) in the twenty-five lap feature event at the Grandview Speedway in a rare Friday night racing event.

Not only was it Bright's first win of the season but his first ever win at the Grandview Speedway - the track that is the closest to Bright's Collegeville, PA home. "We've always struggled at Grandview," Bright related. "We've been good this season on the heavy tracks or early in the night but we've struggled on the hard slick tracks."

On this race night, Bright had some help. His Presidential HVAC #92 got some help from five time ARDC winner, Alex Bright and his crew chief, Eddie Heffline who made some suggestions to improve the younger Bright's performance. He had some help from his brother in the feature line-up as well. When Alex drew the pole after winning the third heat race, he volunteered to start 12th for the twenty-five lap main - the last of the redraw positions. That moved Brenden up to a third place start. "I need all the help I can get," Brenden stated as he looked over the starting grid.

Brett Wanner and Billy Pauch Jr. led the field to the green flag but Wanner fought for control as the rear wheel came off his #44 as the field headed into turn one. The inside row slid up for the complete restart, pitting Brenden Bright against Pauch Jr. on the front row. Pauch immediately took the lead as Brett Arndt slid under Brenden Bright to briefly take second.

Pauch had the Mike Heffner owned #27 on the bottom of the track as Brenden Bright and second year driver, Jim Radney battled for the runner-up spot. Radney like the high line around the track and took over second on lap four. Pauch led Radney, Brenden Bright, Tim Buckwalter and Brett Arndt with five complete.

Alex Bright had advanced to sixth but slid high and lost several positions. By lap seven, Radney was putting the pressure on Pauch for the lead. Radney ran the top with Pauch on the bottom as the two dueled for the top spot.

The field was three wide through turns one and two following a caution for Alex Bright just before half way.

Radney took a run on the outside of Pauch as the two drivers raced down the backstretch on lap thirteen with Radney becoming the race leader at the half way point. With ten laps to go, Radney led Pauch, Tim Buckwalter, Brenden Bright and Ryan Watt who was behind the wheel of the R/T Racing #20.

Moisture on the race track caused a tangle between Alex Bright and Bruce Buckwalter Jr. in turns one and two, bringing out what would be the race's final caution. While the field circled under caution, race leader, Jim Radney came to a stop on the homestretch with battery failure. Radney's bid for a first ARDC win would be postponed for another night. Pauch led the field back to the green flag for the final ten laps as the race leader.

Brenden Bright wasted no time taking his car to the outside to challenge Pauch for the lead on the back stretch. The race had a new leader as Brenden Bright led the way.

Watt challenged Tim Buckwalter and took over third with five laps to go. 2013 ARDC Champion, Trevor Kobylarz and Brett Arndt battled it out for fifth.

At the end of twenty-five laps, Brenden Bright headed for his first checkered flag of the season followed by Billy Pauch, Jr., Ryan Watt, Tim Buckwalter and Trevor Kobylarz.

This Friday night, ARDC heads west to race at the Path Valley Speedway Park - a return to the Central PA track after an absence of nearly twenty years.

RACE NOTES Billy Pauch Jr. made his first start of the season in Mike Heffner's #27 midget, wrenched by Sean Michael. Ryan Watt subbed for Carey Becker and drove Becker's #20 to a third place finish. When electrical issues sidelined point leader, Steven Drevicki's #19. DeGre Engineering car owner, Greg Fitzpatrick turned over his #28 to Drevicki for the night. The point leader raced his way to an eighth place finish at the end of twenty-five laps. Danny Stratton had the Steward #33 out in front of the first heat before rear end problems brought Stratton to a stop in turn four. Fast time of the night turned by Ryan Watt in the first qualifier when Watt turned the third mile track in 15.128 seconds.

Feature Finish (25 laps) 1. Brenden Bright 2. Billy Pauch Jr. 3. Ryan Watt 4. Tim Buckwalter 5. Trevor Kobylarz 6. Brett Arndt 7. Ryan Greth 8. Steven Drevicki 9. Kyle Lick 10. Tyler Brehm 11. Tony DiMattia 12. Tommy Kunsman 13. Austin Burke 14. Billy Courtwright 15. Jim Radney 16. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. 17. Alex Bright 18. Justin Grosz 19. Brett Wanner 20. Nick Wean DNS - PJ Gargiulo

 

 

Black Victorious at Valley

Grain Valley, MO (September 12, 2014)- Three seasons ago when the WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps had its inaugural race at Valley Speedway, JD Black was the winner. On Friday night, the Grain Valley driver was victorious again with a strong performance during the annual Weld Family Memorial. It was also a special evening as driver Brent Fasse organized a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project and money was raised for this great cause. All WAR drivers also sported Wounded Warrior stickers on their cars in support. Point leader Chris Parkinson took the lead from his outside front row starting position as he was followed by Wyatt Burks and Black. The lead trio would continue this way for the first six laps. On lap seven, Burks put a slide job in turn two on Parkinson for the lead with Parkinson turning back under Burks to retake the lead down the backstretch. Burks again pulled a slide job in turns three and four, but Parkinson again turned back under to retake the lead down the front stretch. Over the next three laps, Parkinson continued to lead with Burks remaining within striking distance. Black, fast-qualifier Casey Shuman and Chad Goff were also in the hunt. On lap eleven, Burks attempted a slide job in turns three and four. The duo made contact with Burks sliding to a stop in turn four. Parkinson led again on the restart as he was followed by Black, Shuman, Goff, and Cody Baker. Black made his move on lap thirteen as he got by Parkinson in turn two. Black steadily increased his lead as Shuman and Goff started to put pressure on Parkinson for the second spot. Shuman’s run would come to an end on lap twenty-two when his car came to a stop in turn two. On the restart, Black was followed by Parkinson, Goff, Dylan Kadous, and Baker. Kadous was putting heavy pressure on Goff for the third spot over the last handful of laps with both just behind Parkinson. Black would go on to the checkered flag in his MC Electric/Sage Fruit/S&S Electric Twister with Parker 305 power. In turn four, Goff made a last ditch effort for the second spot with a slide job on Parkinson. As Goff slid high and tried to regain his momentum, Parkinson moved back under to run second in his 54th Street Grill and Bar/Country Kids Daycare/Ozark Barge and Dock DRC with Elam Machine power. Kadous also was able to move under Goff as he finished a close third in the RHR Motorsports/Bully Brand Brackets Avenger with Gaerte power. Goff was fourth in his B&D Racing/Country Kids Daycare/Midwest Specialty Flooring DRC with Kercher-Mopar power. Josh Stephens charged from thesixteenth starting spot in the Summers Farms/Stephens Automotive DRC with Gaerte power to round out the top five. Baker was sixth as he was followed by Tony Rost. Ricky Lee Stangl, Taylor Walton, and Chad Tye rounded out the top ten. Heat races for the thirty-two car field were won by Shuman, Black, Tyler Blank, and Kadous. Todd McVay was victorious in the B Main. The WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps will next be in action at the annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO on September 26 and 27. Each race will pay $1000 to win. Please go to warsprints.com or join the WAR page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/122872191163959/ to learn more about Wingless Auto Racing. WAR results for Valley Speedway 9/12/14 32 cars Qualifying- 1. 77H-Casey Shuman, Rattlesnake Bend, AZ-13.143, 2.9-Chad Goff, Spring Hill, KS-13.353, 3.Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO-13.449, 4.11W-Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS-13.581, 5.24-Ricky Lee Stangl-Lee’s Summit, MO-13.627, 6.3B-Robert Black, Blue Springs, MO-13.652, 7.55-Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, MO-13.758, 8.8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO-13.806, 9.90-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO-13.834, 10.JD Black, Grain Valley, MO-13.906, 11.14-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg, MO-14.085, 12.11-Dylan Kadous, Topeka, KS-14.085, 13.38-Cody Baker, Lone Jack, MO-14.118, 14. 9X-Casey Baker, Lone Jack, MO-14.165, 15. 75-Tyler Blank-California, MO-14.178, 16.03-Charlie Burton, Independence, MO-14.286, 17.70-Pete Palazzolo-Pacific, MO-14.302, 18. 65M-TJ Muths, Sedalia, MO-14.349, 19. 27K-Tucker Klaasmeyer-Paola, KS-14.421, 20.42-Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS-14.430, 21.09-Josh Stephens, Buckner, MO-14.444, 22.Kameron Key, Warrensburg, MO-14.535, 23.99-Tony Rost, Utica, NE-14.582, 24.88-Chad Tye, Independence, MO-14.589, 25.00-PJ Grimes, Otterville, MO-14.608, 26. 89-Todd McVay, Blue Springs, MO-14.657, 27. 12-John Helm, Kearney, MO-14.799, 28.00D-Jimmy Dowell, Wooldridge, MO-14.853, 29.77-Rob Hockett, Lone Jack, MO-14.868, 30.23-Brent Fasse, Independence, MO-14.949, 31.8X-Scott Comstock, Tipton, MO-15.327, 32. 27-Bob Thoman, Higginsville, MO-15.660 1st Heat- 8 laps 1. 77H-Casey Shuman (8) 2.09-Josh Stephens (3) 3.38-Cody Baker (5) 4. 00-PJ Grimes (2) 5. 24-Ricky Lee Stangl (7) 6.77-Rob Hockett (1) 7.70-Pete Palazzolo (4) 8. 90-Riley Kreisel (6)

2nd Heat- 8 laps 1. 7JR-JD Black (6) 2. 89-Todd McVay (2) 3.65M-TJ Muths (4) 4.93-Kameron Key (3) 5.9-Chad Goff (8) 6.3B-Robert Black (7) 7.23-Brent Fasse (1) 8. 9X-Casey Baker (5)

3rd Heat- 8 laps 1. 75-Tyler Blank (5) 2. 27K-Tucker Klaasmeyer (4) 3.65-Chris Parkinson (8) 4.99-Tony Rost (3) 5.12-John Helm (2) 6.55-Kenny Potter (7) 7. 8X-Scott Comstock (1) 8. 14-Taylor Walton (6)-DNF

4th Heat-8 laps 1. 11-Dylan Kadous (6) 2. 11W-Wyatt Burks (8) 3.8-Jeff Wingate (5) 4.42-Warren Johnson (2) 5.88-Chad Tye (1) 6.03-Charlie Burton (3) 7. 00D-Jimmy Dowell (7) DNS: 27-Bob Thoman

B Main- 12 laps 1.89-McVay (4) 2. 99-Rost (6) 3.9X-Baker (2) 4.88-Tye (8) 5.14-Walton (1) 6.77-Hockett (10) 7.93-Key (5) 8.42-Johnson (3) 9.70-Palazzolo (7) 10.12-Helm (11) 11.00-Grimes (9) 12.23-Fasse (12) 13.00D-Dowell (13) 14.8X-Comstock (14) DNS: 03-Burton and 27-Thoman

A Main-30 laps 1. 7JR-Black (4) 2. 65-Parkinson (2) 3.11-Kadous (7) 4.9-Goff (3) 5.09-Stephens (16) 6.38-Baker(12) 7. 99-Rost (18) 8.24-Stangl (8) 9.14-Walton (21) 10.88-Tye (20) 11.9X-Baker (19) 12.90-Kreisel (15) 13.75-Blank (9)-DNF 14. 77-Hockett (22)-DNF 15. 55-Potter 16.27K-Klaasmeyer (13)-DNF 17.77H-Shuman (6)-DNF 18.11W-Burks (1)-DNF 19. 65M-Muths (14)-DNF 20. 8-Wingate (5)-DNF 21.3B-Black (10)-DNF 22. 89-McVay (17)

 

 

NEWS FROM BRUCE ROGERS’ GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY - Presenting Saturday night NASCAR stock car racing plus a variety of special events

JARED UMBENHAUER AND BRENDEN BRIGHT BIG WINNERS ON PRELUDE TO THE FREEDOM 76 NIGHT

BECHTELSVILLE, PA September 13, 2014 . . . Three-time Grandview Speedway Sportsman champion Jared Umbenhauer and ARDC Midget driver Brenden Bright, both, took full advantage of the race leader having misfortune, as both took over the number one position at that point and went on to capture victories at Grandview Speedway Friday night in the first annual Prelude to the 76’er doubleheader.

The win by the 22-year-old Umbenhauer was his twelfth of the season at the high-banked third-mile clay oval in, paying $1,500 to the Richland, PA driver.

The ARDC Midget 25-lap triumph for Bright was his first win of the season.

Racing action returns to Grandview Speedway tonight (Saturday, September 13) with the running of the rich $25,000 to win 44th annual Freedom 76 Modified Classic that will feature many of the top name drivers in dirt track Modified racing. Advance ticket holder gates open at 3 p.m., ticket windows will open at 3:30 p.m. with racing action getting the green at 7 p.m. Adult admission is $35, youngsters 6 through 12 pay $10 and kids under 6 are admitted free. Pit passes, no track or organization license required, are $45.

The 38-lap Southern Region Race of Champions Sportsman main event saw 29-cars take the green flag, with second-place starter Brett Kressley immediately moving out on top over Paul Kline, who started on the pole by luck of the draw. Umbenhauer was the fourth-place starter, running in third on lap 1.

By lap 5 Kressley had pulled out to a full straightaway advantage over Kline just prior to J.T. Trstensky spinning out in turn 3, as lap 6 was completed.

The new green showed Kressley, again, out in front, as Umbenhauer moved into second-place and dropped Kline to third in the running order after 7-laps. A move to the outside of Clay Butler by Kressley, as the leader tried to drive his way in-and-out of heavy lapped traffic racing into turn 1 on lap 15, saw Kressley and Butler tangle, as both cars crashed hard into the outside boiler plate wall, bringing out another caution. Both Kressley and Butler continued.

The restart saw Umbenhauer move out in front for lap 16 over Kline and Brian Hirthler, who drew sixth-place to start. On lap 20 racing through turns 1 and 2, Kevin Beach spun out all by himself to bring out another caution period.

A single file restart had Umbenhauer in front again, over Kline and Hirthler, completing 21 circuits. A lap later, Claude Hutchings Jr. advanced to third, with Hirthler falling back to fourth-place.

Lap 28 saw Jim Housworth spin out all alone in turn 2 to bring out a caution, just as Umbenhauer started lapping cars.

With the green, Umbenhauer regained the number one position over Kline, while lap 29 was completed. Hutchings Jr. now was third, with Hirthler in fourth. A nice move by Kenny Gilmore on lap 31 saw the Kutztown, PA chauffeur claim the fourth position, as Hirthler settled into fifth. With 3 circuits remaining it was another caution, after Ryan Beltz spun his ride exiting turn 4 with Craig Whitmoyer slamming hard into the Beltz racer.

It was green, white, checkered with Umbenhauer taking over the top spot again in front of Kline and Gilmore. Steve Davis moved into fourth-place on the new green, as Hutchings Jr. fell back into fifth with 36 in the books. Finishing under the checkers first it was Umbenhauer easily taking the triumph in front of Kline, Gilmore, Davis and Hutchings Jr. completed the top five.

“This win feels awesome tonight because we’ve been struggling the past couple of weeks. Tonight it felt like I was back home, again,” Umbenhauer mentioned. “I just let Brett race off and get away, as I took my time. I left Brett make a mistake, which he did. We still had a lot of racing left to go and you must be patient. Once we got out in front I knew what I had to do and it was a win that was made for us, tonight.”

The Dan’s Deli halfway hoagie went out to Umbenhauer, with the $50 bonus from Cargo Trailer Sales being awarded to Erik Renninger.

The triumph for Umbenhauer was career win number 18 at the Berks County oval.

Billy Pauch Jr. started outside of the front row in the ARDC Midget 25-lapper wheeling the Mike Heffner owned Midget ride. With the initial green Pauch Jr. vaulted out in front over Brenden Bright, who started from third in the field of 21 starters. Jim Radney, who started from sixth-place, powered into third. On lap 3 Radney slipped into the runner-up spot, as Bright settled into third at that point.

Radney mounted a serious challenge battling for the number one position, with Radney all over the Pauch Jr. entry from lap 6 through lap 9. Radney used the outside lane exiting turn 2 to drive it past Pauch Jr. to become the new race leader on lap 13. Alex Bright spun out in turns 1 and 2 to bring out a yellow on lap 10, with Justin Grosz stopping in turn 4 to bring out another caution, with 15 complete.

Under the yellow on lap 15, Radney saw all hopes for his first career feature triumph end, as his car suddenly stopped on the front stretch, giving the top spot back to Pauch Jr.

On the restart, exiting turn 2, Brenden Bright powered by Pauch Jr. racing on the outside lane, as Pauch Jr. hugged the bottom on lap 16. Bright pulled out to a respectable advantage as the laps clicked off, with Pauch Jr. closing in over the final few circuits to make it interesting, but settling for a runner up finish. Ryan Watt finished up a solid third, with Tim Buckwalter finishing up in fourth. Trevor Kobylarz rounded out the top 5.

“I struggled a lot, this season,” Bright was saying after his win. “All year, I had a top 5 car, but I just couldn’t get it done. My crew chief decided he was going to change the car around before the race, tonight.

“Under the caution I adjusted all of my shocks and, suddenly, the car simply came to life. I almost was pulling wheelies coming off the turns and I saw a nose there trying to get under me near the end, but I was not going to try a lot of changes because I’d just dial myself out of it, again. I hung on with enough to get the win and I have to thank my brother, Alex, and his crew for getting me into Victory Lane, tonight,” Bright commented.

With 52 Sportsman in action the heat winners were Paul Kline, Brett Kressley, Brett Gilmore, Stephen Searock IV, Ray Woodall Jr. and Ryan Lilick. Winners in the consolations were Kevin Beach, Sean Weiss and Brad Brightbill, running a back-up Kevin Beach car.

With 21 ARDC Midgets on hand, heat wins went out to Nick Wean, Tim Buckwalter and Alex Bright. No consolation was needed.

Some 22 358 Modified teams were in action, as well, taking numerous practice laps to prepare for the upcoming Freedom 76 on Saturday night paying $25,000 to win.

American Racing Drivers Club 25-lap Midget finish:

1) Brenden Bright 2) Billy Pauch Jr. 3) Ryan Watt 4) Tim Buckwalter 5) Trevor Kobylarz 6) Brett Arndt 7) Ryan Greth 8) Steven Drevicki 9) Kyle Lick 10) Tyler Brehm 11) Tony DiMattia 12) Tommy Kunsman 13) Austin Burke 14) Billy Courtwright 15) Jim Radney 16) Bruce Buckwalter Jr. 17) Alex Bright 18) Justin Grosz 19) Brett Wanner 20) Nick Wean 21) PJ Gargulio

Race of Champions Southern Region Freedom 38’er Sportsman finish:

1) Jared Umbenhauer 2) Paul Kline 3) Kenny Gilmore 4) Steve Davis 5) Claude Hutchings Jr. 6) Brett Gilmore 7) Brian Hirthler 8) Brett Kressley 9) Ray Woodall Jr. 10) Erik Renninger 11) Ryan Lilick 12) Sean Weiss 13) Brandon Walters 14) Mike Butler 15) Brad Brightbill 16) Stephen Searock IV 17) Ken Eckert Jr. 18) Brad Szulewski 19) Brandon Whitmoyer 20) Dean Bachman 21) Kevin Beach 22) Jordan Henn 23) Charlie Hendrickson 24) Butch Green 25) Clay Butler 26) Ryan Beltz 27) Craig Whitmoyer 28) Jim Housworth 29) TJ Trstensky

Current information is available at 610.754.7688 or check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com. Also check in at the Grandview Speedway Facebook for latest information on the weekend activities.

Grandview Speedway is located on Passmore Road just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown.

 

 

Ohsweken Speedway

106 drivers signed in to race in the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday night. Randy Hannagan, Jared Horstman, Kyle Patrick, Mitch Brown, Ryan Hunsinger, and Karl Sault visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA BURGER BARN “NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS” TOTAL ENTRIES – 106

———————————————————– 360 SPRINT CARS (56 entries)

A-FEATURE #1 (15 laps) Position. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 22h Randy Hannagan (1) 2. 2m Dustin Daggett (8) 3. 8b Alain Bergeron (2) 4. 17h Hud Horton (3) 5. 87 Jason Barney (12) 6. 87r Ryan Linder (6) 7. 14h Jim Huppunen (10) 8. 51h Bryan Howland (11) 9. 5d Dave Dykstra (7) 10. 123 Yan Bilodeau (13) DNF. 5m Brad Malloy (4) DNF. 42w Rick Wilson (15) DNF. 33k Kyle Patrick (14) DNF. 28fm Steve Poirier (5) DNS. 01 Kyle Fraser (9) No Time A-Feature #1 Lap Leaders – Randy Hannagan (1-15)

A-FEATURE #2 (15 laps) Position. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 17 Jared Horstman (3) 2. 6m Max Stambaugh (5) 3. 3g Shane Stewart (4) 4. 19p Paige Polyak (6) 5. 79 Jordan Thomas (12) 6. 16 Ryan Ruhl (7) 7. 77x Wayne Johnson (9) 8. 1z Jessica Zemken (14) 9. 422 Etienne Girard (13) 10. 00 Dane Lorenc (11) 11. 67 Steve Collins (10) 12. 75 Tommy Wickham (15) 13. 13 Dylan Swiernik (8) DNF. 10 Mitch Brown (2) DNS. 55 Mark Smith (1) No Time A-Feature #2 Lap Leaders – Jared Horstman (1-15)

DAVE MCLEOD MEMORIAL SHOOTOUT (12 laps) Position. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 33k Kyle Patrick (2) 2. 0 Glenn Styres (1) 3. 16 Ryan Ruhl (4) 4. 8b Alain Bergeron (6) 5. 28fm Steve Poirier (8) 6. 17 Jared Horstman (10) 7. 87 Jason Barney (5) 8. 6m Max Stambaugh (7) 9. 2m Dustin Daggett (11) 10. 422 Etienne Girard (3) 11. 10 Mitch Brown (9) DNS. 49 Todd Hoddick (12) Time – 2:17.007 NEW TRACK RECORD

KEVIN WARD, JR. YOUNG STARS CHALLENGE (13 laps) Position. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 10 Mitch Brown (2) 2. 19p Paige Polyak (4) 3. 79 Jordan Thomas (6) 4. 00 Dane Lorenc (5) 5. 13 Dylan Swiernik (3) 6. 11r Chase Ridenour (10) 7. 6m Max Stambaugh (11) 8. 5c Conor Mahoney (8) 9. 123 Yan Bilodeau (9) 10. 422 Etienne Girard (13) 11. 27 Brad Lamberson (1) DNF. 25g Tyler Graves(7) DNF. 01 Kyle Fraser (12) No Time

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature #1) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 17h Hud Horton (Germantown, OH), 2. 5m Brad Malloy (Fort Erie), 3. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), 4. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland), 5. 123 Yan Bilodeau (Victoriaville, QC), 6. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon (Burlington, NJ), 7. 77 Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 8. 25 Michael Parent (Granby, QC), 9. 70 Jim Lingar (South Bend, IN), 10. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre). Time – 1:52.144

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature #2) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 2. 6m Max Stambaugh (Elida, OH), 3. 16 Ryan Ruhl (Coldwater, MI), 4. 67 Steve Collins (Belfast, NY), 5. 422 Etienne Girard (Saint-Germain, QC), 6. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre), 7. 27 Brad Lamberson (Parma, MI), 8. 15aw April Wilson (Joyceville), 9. 15 Mike Ferrell (London), DNS. 7k Kyle Pitts (Mulberry, FL). Time – 1:50.529

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature #1) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 28fm Steve Poirier (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC), 2. 8b Alain Bergeron (Saint-Pie, QC), 3. 2m Dustin Daggett (Grand Ledge, MI), 4. 51h Bryan Howland (Union Springs, NY), 5. 33k 33k Kyle Patrick (Kingsville), 6. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 7. 49d Shawn Dancer (Delphos, OH), 8. 51 Lee Ladouceur (Alexandria), DNF. 10jr CJ Jones (Cortland, OH). No Time

HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature #2) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 3g Shane Stewart (Pittsboro, IN), 2. 19p Paige Polyak (Tiffin, OH), 3. 13 Dylan Swiernik (Port Leyden, NY), 4. 00 Dane Lorenc (Depew, NY), 5. 1z Jessica Zemken (Sprakers, NY), 6. 36 Mike Stelter (Webster, NY), 7. 71s Shawn Sliter (Port Colborne), 8. 25g Tyler Graves (Little Genesee, NY), DNF. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams). Time – 1:51.221

HEAT RACE #5 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature #1) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 22h Randy Hannagan (Pittsboro, IN), 2. 87r Ryan Linder (Phoenix, AZ), 3. 01 Kyle Fraser (Arnprior), 4. 87 Jason Barney (Brewerton, NY), 5. 42w Rick Wilson (Joyceville), 6. 10b Scott Kreutter (Cowlesville, NY), 7. 22 Jim Porter (Grand Island, NY), 8. 94z Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie), 9. 43 Scott Sherk (Port Colborne). Time – 1:51.818

HEAT RACE #6 (8 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature #2) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 55 Mark Smith (Sunbury, PA), 2. 17 Jared Horstman (Cloverdale, OH), 3. 77x Wayne Johnson (Welland), 4. 79 Jordan Thomas (Harding, PA), 5. 75 Tommy Wickham (Constantia, NY), 6. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 7. 11r Chase Ridenour (Perry, MI), 8. 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown), DNS. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY). Time – 1:51.256

———————————————————– STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (13 entries)

A-FEATURE (20 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (9) 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (6) 3. 55 Mike Thorne (2) 4. 68 Aaron Turkey (1) 5. 1-10 Jake Brown (12) 6. 77 Alex Hill (8) 7. 18 Josh Shantz (3) 8. 12 Brad Herron (10) 9. 00 Mark Czuba (13) 10. 18x Davey Boughton (5) DNF. 54 Ed Green (4) DNF. 5d Bryon Dykstra (11) DNF. 43k Kyle Durnin (7) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders – Aaron Turkey (1-4), Mike Thorne (5), Ryan Hunsinger (6-20)

 

 

Blaney gets late race UNOH All Star win to open Jim Ford Classic at Fremont

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio - Dale Blaney has often said he would rather be in second late in a race. The reason? So he can watch where the leader is running and choose where to make a move for the win.

He did just that Friday on All Pro Cylinder Heads Night at Fremont Speedway to open the 7th Annual Jim Ford Classic with his 14th University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions victory of 2014.

The numbers just keep piling up for “The Low Rider.” The victory was the fourth overall for the year at Fremont Speedway and ran his career total at the track to 23 to move him into a tie for 20th on the track’s all-time win list. Blaney sits atop the UNOH All Star career win list with 113 victories. It was the 115th appearance of the UNOH All Stars at Fremont Speedway and Blaney leads all drivers in series wins at “The Track That Action Built” with 17 victories.

In the first half of the race, Blaney witnessed a tremendous battle between Bryan Sebetto and Brandon Wimmer. Once in lapped traffic with eight laps to go, Blaney moved around Wimmer for second and pressured Sebetto. Blaney would drive off the bottom of turn two on lap 27 to take the lead with Sebetto now applying the pressure. Sebetto would spin in turn two on lap 29 setting up a green, white checkered finish. Blaney would pull away for the win.

“I watched a hell of a race. Those guys were dicing and it was awesome for me to sit there and watch them. I watched where they raced. The top got a little bit better down there (in three and four). I could see Bryan made a good lap around there on that restart and I started run up there and I was just kind of trying to run where they weren’t. Down here (in one and two) it was survival. I was a little snug and got better and better as the race went on,” said Blaney beside his Kennedy Cattle/Ti22 Performance/Penske Shocks/Gf1 Chassis backed #14K.

In the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature Bobby Clark inherited the lead when something broke on John Ivy’s car sending him hard into the front stretch wall on lap seven. Clark then fought off a challenge from Nate Dussel on a restart with three laps to go and went on to score his second win of the season at Fremont.

The win is the 29th of Clark’s career at the track and moves him into 14th on the all-time win list.

“I bobbled coming out of four on that last restart so I didn’t get a good run. I slipped up just a little bit down here (in one and two). I knew if I stayed down on the bottom he was going to have to beat me up top and it would be tough,” said Clark beside his Fremont Fence/Little Bar on the Prairie/B&L Plumbing/Kear’s Speed Shop/Kistler Engines/Nagy Equipment Sales/CRF Concrete/Willy’s Towing backed #18.

“Something broke on John’s (Ivy) car and it turned right into the wall. At the time I was running the same groove as him and he was kind of getting away from me and I was just going to start checking around where to run….don’t know what would have happen. After that I had enough signals from my crew to just stay on the bottom,” added Clark.

After a fantastic battle with Ben Good throughout most of the middle part of the AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt truck main, Shawn Valenti would finally take the lead for good with five laps to go. Valenti would drive to his an incredible 12th win of the season. The victory is the 21st of his career at Fremont and moves him into a tie for 25th on the track’s all-time win list with Bryan Scott.

“Hats off to Ben Good…he drove a hell of a race. He just made one little bobble and I was able to take advantage. I just can’t believe the season we’ve had,” said Valenti beside his Craig Miller Trucking/Conrad Transportation/Gressman Powersports/Day Dream and Memories Crafts and Antiques/Real Geese Decoys/KS Sales and Service backed #7b.

In the 30-lap UNOH All Star feature, Sebetto and Wimmer brought the field to green with Sebetto, a former Jim Ford Classic winner, grabbing the top spot over Wimmer, Cap Henry, Blaney, Cole Thomas, Craig Mintz and Brandon Spithaler.

On lap two Gary Taylor would tumble in turn three with Brandon Matus stopping in turn two. On the restart Jody Keegan would hit the cone on the front stretch necessitating another start. When the green flew so did Sebetto, pulling away slightly from Wimmer, Henry, Blaney, Thomas, Mintz, Spithaler and Lee Jacobs.

Sebetto would catch the back of the pack on lap eight and narrowly avoided disaster when Taylor Ferns got sideways in front of him in turn three, allowing Wimmer to shoot into the lead with Henry, Blaney, Thomas, Dean Jacobs and Mintz in tow.

The caution flew on lap 13 when third place running Henry suffered a front axle failure and stopped on the track. On the restart Sebetto drove around Wimmer to regain the lead with Blaney, Thomas, Dean Jacobs, Spithaler and Mintz in pursuit.

With 10 laps to go the leaders again found heavy lapped traffic and Wimmer drove into the lead on lap 21. Sebetto blasted back by a lap later, bringing Blaney to second. While Wimmer and Blaney battled fro second, Sebetto pulled away slightly.

With five laps to go Blaney had secured second and was closing on Sebetto with Wimmer, Thomas, Dean Jacobs and Byron Reed in tow. Blaney would rocket off the bottom of turn two on lap 27 to take the lead. Sebetto challenged to his outside while Wimmer, Dean Jacobs, Thomas and Reed trying to stay close.

As they took the white flag, Sebetto tried a move in turn two and it backfired as he spun to bring about the green white checkered finish. On the restart it was Blaney over Wimmer, Dean Jacobs, Mintz, Reed, Rob Chaney and Thomas.

Blaney would pull away the last two laps for the win with Wimmer, Dean Jacobs, Mintz and Reed Rounding out the top five. Chaney would grab sixth with Lee Jacobs rallying those final two laps for seven with Thomas, Caleb Griffith (up from 21st) and D.J. Foos (up from 16th) rounding out the top 10.

“It’s been an awesome year and my guys have given me an awesome race car and I’m just the lucky guy who gets to drive it. I love coming to Fremont…the fans…everyone treats me great here,” said Blaney.

Wimmer expressed his frustration with another second place run to Blaney.

“I hate to add up how many times I’ve run second to that guy. He drives me nuts. He’s just tough to beat. You mess up one time and he’s buy you. We’re happy to be up here on the front stretch though. I have to thank the Hammer family and hopefully we can get one spot better for the big one tomorrow,” said Wimmer beside his Hammer Pallets/Crown Battery/Meggit Powder Coating/Gressman Powersports//OC Shocks backed #24H.

Last week’s Fremont winner Dean Jacobs would drive from ninth to a third place finish.

“This was as challenging, challenging race track tonight. The bottom was really sticky. If your car could roll there you were good and if you missed it a little bit you got in that slick spot and you got loose. But it made it great because it made the guy in the seat do his job,” said Jacobs of his Jerry McClure Racing/Harbach Electronics/Hochstetler Truck and Auto Repair/Gressman Powersports/Mac & Bob’s Towing backed #9.

In the 25 laps feature for the 305 sprints, John Ivy and Dan McCarron would pace the field to the green with Ivy leading over Clark, McCarron, Jason Keckler, Nate Dussel, Seth Schneider, Steve Rando, T.J. Michael and Dustin Dinan. Dussel would charge into fourth by lap three before Dan Hennig would flip in turn one a lap later.

On the restart Ivy pulled away from Clark, Keckler, Dussel, Rando, Schneider, McCarron, Dinan and Tyler Gunn. Dussel would drive into third on lap six.

As the field roared out of turn four to start lap eight, Ivy’s car would veer hard into the front stretch concrete. Ivy would climb out unhurt.

Clark would bring the field back to green over Dussel, Keckler Rando, Dinan, Gunn, Jordan Ryan and McCarron. Dinan would move into fourth on lap nine, bringing Gunn into fifth. With 10 laps to go the leaders were into heavy lapped traffic and Dussel closed on Clark when the caution flew for debris in turn three.

With a clear track, Clark was able to get a great restart and pulled away from Dussel with Keckler, Dinan and Gunn in pursuit. Gunn would drive to the outside of the track and take third on lap 16 with Dinan taking fourth a lap later.

Luke Griffith would spin on lap 20. When the green flew it was only temporary as Paul Weaver would spin on lap 21. This time on the restart Clark bobbled and Dussel raced hard to his outside with Gunn, Rando, Dinan, Keckler, Ryan, Ricky Peterson and Brandon Moore staying close.

Once he found his marks again, Clark pulled away for the win over Dussel, Gunn, Rando and Dinan.

In the 20-lap dirt truck feature, Cory McCaughey and Benn Good brought the field to green but Andy Earnhart would spin necessitating a complete restart. On the next attempt, Good would get the jump on McCaughey, Jeff Ward, Art Ball, Valenti, Kent Brewer and Matt Foos.

After a lap was complete Earnhart would spin again. On the ensuing restart Good and McCaughey battled for the lead with Valenti and Ball getting around Ward on lap three. Good would pull away slightly as McCaughey tried to hold off Valenti which he successfully did until lap eight.

Good, who would lead laps 1-14, would then feel the pressure of Valenti lap after lap until the caution flew on lap 14 for debris. On the restart Valenti was able to drive under Good for the lead. Foos would drive into second with three laps to go.

Valenti would drive away for the win over Foos, Good, Ball and Ward.

The UNOH All Stars headline the action at Fremont Saturday, Sept. 13 on JLH General Contractors Night, as they battle in a 50-lap feature event paying $10,000 to the winner. The 305 sprints and dirt trucks are also in action.

Jon Horn and JLH are putting some money up for the drivers and fans Saturday. The drivers will all sign Frisbees™ and they will be tossed up in the stands. The fan with the feature winners in each division will get $100. Also, as judged by the 4th Turn Freaks, the driver who performs the best wheelie during the night’s racing – if that driver has a JLH stick on the car – will get $100. There will also be a $100 hard luck award and $100 for the first non-transfer car from the B-main and $100 for the fast qualifier.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

Fremont Speedway - 9/12/2014

UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (32 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.664; 2. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.767; 3. 29-Bryan Sebetto, 12.825; 4. 91-Cale Thomas, 12.908; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.988; 6. 24H-Brandon Wimmer, 13.035; 7. 53-Cap Henry, 13.072; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.080; 9. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.158; 10. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.181; 11. 9X-Rob Chaney, 13.254; 12. 9-Dean Jacobs, 13.258; 13. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.271; 14. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 13.283; 15. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.292; 16. 10-Carl Bowser, 13.296; 17. 11F-D.J. Foos, 13.323; 18. 9W-Derek Hagar, 13.337; 19. 6-Jac Haudenschild, 13.344; 20. 13-Brandon Matus, 13.351; 21. 45L-Brian Lay, 13.379; 22. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 13.392; 23. 8M-T.J. Michael, 13.435; 24. 60K-Jody Keegan, 13.474; 25. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.490; 26. 39-Matt Merrill, 13.498; 27. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.562; 28. 40I-Mark Imler, 13.629; 29. 2+-Brian Smith, 13.796; 30. 21-Travis Philo, 13.837; 31. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.888; 32. 33-Brent Matus, 14.345

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 45L-Brian Lay[1] ; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[3] ; 3. 14K-Dale Blaney[6] ; 4. 11F-D.J. Foos[2] ; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler[4] ; 6. W20-Greg Wilson[7] ; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 8. 2+-Brian Smith[8]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[1] ; 2. 9W-Derek Hagar[2] ; 3. O9-Craig Mintz[4] ; 4. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[5] ; 5. 55F-Taylor Ferns[3] ; 6. 21-Travis Philo[8] ; 7. 16-Chris Andrews[6] ; 8. 39-Matt Merrill[7]

Heat 3 - Dragon Racing Fuels (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 6-Jac Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 8M-T.J. Michael[1] ; 3. 29-Bryan Sebetto[6] ; 4. 1ST-Gary Taylor[3] ; 5. 53-Cap Henry[5] ; 6. 9X-Rob Chaney[4] ; 7. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild[8] ; 8. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[7]

Heat 4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 60K-Jody Keegan[1] ; 2. 9-Dean Jacobs[4] ; 3. 13-Brandon Matus[2] ; 4. 91-Cale Thomas[6] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 6. 33-Brent Matus[8] ; 7. 10-Carl Bowser[3] ; 8. 40I-Mark Imler[7]

Dash – Quality Inn/Comfort Inn & Suites (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 29-Bryan Sebetto[1] ; 2. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[2] ; 3. 53-Cap Henry[5] ; 4. 91-Cale Thomas[6] ; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney[3] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[4]

B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 16-Chris Andrews[1] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 3. 9X-Rob Chaney[3] ; 4. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild[11] ; 5. W20-Greg Wilson[5] ; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[7] ; 7. 33-Brent Matus[12] ; 8. 10-Carl Bowser[4] ; 9. 40I-Mark Imler[8] ; 10. 21-Travis Philo[10] ; 11. 39-Matt Merrill[6] ; 12. 2+-Brian Smith[9]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (30 Laps)

1. 14K-Dale Blaney[5]; 2. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[2]; 3. 9-Dean Jacobs[9]; 4. O9-Craig Mintz[8]; 5. 5R-Byron Reed[10]; 6. 9X-Rob Chaney[13]; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs[6]; 8. 91-Cale Thomas[4]; 9. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[21]; 10. 11F-D.J. Foos[16]; 11. 45L-Brian Lay[20]; 12. 9W-Derek Hagar[17]; 13. 13-Brandon Matus[19]; 14. 6-Jac Haudenschild[18]; 15. 35-Stuart Brubaker[12]; 16. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild[23]; 17. 29-Bryan Sebetto[1]; 18. 55F-Taylor Ferns[14]; 19. 22-Brandon Spithaler[7]; 20. 53-Cap Henry[3]; 21. 60K-Jody Keegan[22]; 22. 16-Chris Andrews[11]; 23. 8M-T.J. Michael[24]; 24. 1ST-Gary Taylor[15]

Hard Charger: 40DD-Caleb Griffith[+12]

Fremont Federal Credit Untion 305 Sprints (26 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[6] ; 3. 22M-Dan McCarron[3] ; 4. 39-Dean Jacobs[9] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[8] ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice[7] ; 7. 32-Dan Hennig[5] ; 8. 3J-Trey Jacobs[1]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 2. 8-John Ivy[4] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[5] ; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 5. 22D-Dan Hammond[2] ; 6. 1W-Paul Weaver[6] ; 7. 11G-Luke Griffith[7] ; 8. 18N-Frank Neill[8] ; 9. 94K-Kurt Huber[9]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 18-Bobby Clark[1] ; 2. 6-Dustin Dinan[3] ; 3. 8i-T.J Michael[2] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 5. 5R-Jordan Ryan[7] ; 6. 7A-Alvin Roepke[4] ; 7. 26-Daniel Demyan[6] ; 8. 2L-Landon Lalonde[8]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[2] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 3. 32-Dan Hennig[4] ; 4. 7A-Alvin Roepke[3] ; 5. 11G-Luke Griffith[5] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[7] ; 7. 26-Daniel Demyan[6] ; 8. 2L-Landon Lalonde[9] ; 9. 94K-Kurt Huber[10] ; 10. 18N-Frank Neill[8]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 18-Bobby Clark[4]; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[6]; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn[11]; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[8]; 5. 6-Dustin Dinan[12]; 6. 25-Jason Keckler[3]; 7. 5R-Jordan Ryan[15]; 8. 2-Ricky Peterson[13]; 9. 7M-Brandon Moore[10]; 10. 7A-Alvin Roepke[19]; 11. 12-Kyle Capodice[17]; 12. 22M-Dan McCarron[2]; 13. 11G-Luke Griffith[20]; 14. 22D-Dan Hammond[14]; 15. 1W-Paul Weaver[16]; 16. 8-John Ivy[1]; 17. 39-Dean Jacobs[9]; 18. 36-Seth Schneider[5]; 19. 32-Dan Hennig[18]; 20. 8i-T.J Michael[7]

Hard Charger: 7A-Alvin Roepke[+9]

AAA Auto Club Dirt Trucks (15 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 2. 36M-Cory McCaughey[1] ; 3. 33-Jeff Ward[7] ; 4. O1-Art Ball[6] ; 5. 7-Dana Frey[3] ; 6. 3X-Brad Keckler[8] ; 7. 5-Jim McGrath[5]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 8KB-Kent Brewer[7] ; 2. 115-Ben Good[4] ; 3. 2-Matt Foos[5] ; 4. 1-Andy Earnhart[1] ; 5. D1-Dustin Keegan[3] ; 6. 4S-Keith Sorg[2]

A-Main - (20 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[5]; 2. 2-Matt Foos[8]; 3. 115-Ben Good[2]; 4. O1-Art Ball[4]; 5. 33-Jeff Ward[3]; 6. 3X-Brad Keckler[11]; 7. D1-Dustin Keegan[10]; 8. 7-Dana Frey[9]; 9. 4S-Keith Sorg[12]; 10. 8KB-Kent Brewer[7]; 11. 36M-Cory McCaughey[1]; 12. 1-Andy Earnhart[6]

Hard Charger: 2-Matt Foos[+6]

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

 

 

Ryan Bowers Wins in First Ever Sprint Invaders Appearance!

(Bill W) September 11, 2014 – Ryan Bowers made his first ever appearance with the Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders count. The Ham Lake, Minnesota native took the lead in the late going and held on for the $1,500 win at Farley Speedway in Farley, Iowa early Friday morning as part of the Yankee Dirt Classic. His win came aboard the Mastell Brothers Racing #199.

Before a lap could be completed in the 25-lap main event, Carson McCarl performed a 360 spin and brought the caution. He would restart at the tail.

Bret Tripplett jumped out to an early lead from his pole position when the green fell again. Josh Schneiderman tucked into second with Terry McCarl third. Austin Johnson had things rolling early and took third from McCarl on the second go-around.

Johnson continued his pace and passed Schneiderman for second. As the lead quartet entered lapped traffic, you could throw a blanket over them. In a tight three-car battle for second, McCarl spun after contact from another car. He would restart at the tail.

Tripplett led the field back to green with a nose wing askew. Johnson, Schneiderman, Bowers and CJ Houseman followed. Bowers used the restart to shoot around Schneiderman into third. When Terry McCarl shelled his driveline on lap seventeen, Bowers used another restart to gain another spot. This time he shot around Johnson for second. Two laps later, he would make his winning move on lap 19.

Jon Agan emerged late to grab second, ahead of Johnson, Tripplett and Schneiderman. Tony Shilling, CJ Houseman, Carson McCarl, Mike Houseman Jr. and Harold Pohren rounded out the top ten. Tripplett, CJ Houseman and Terry McCarl won heats, while Bowers claimed the Shake-up Dash.

“I was able to sneak around the outside of them,” said Bowers in Victory Lane. He also won last Saturday in UMSS action at the Jerry Richert Memorial at Cedar Lake Speedway near New Richmond, Wisconsin. “I was trying low and trying high (to get around Johnson). Finally, the caution came out, I just drove it into turn one hard and came out low and we were able to get him.”

“We needed to do better in the heat race,” said Agan. “We just started way too far back. We tried some things, and it was choppier than I expected to be. We were good. We needed some things to fall our way a little more. We’re just happy to be racing. There hasn’t been enough racing lately. I thank the Sprint Invaders for everything they do, and scheduling this Thursday race. We have to be back at work tomorrow, but it’s better than not racing at all.”

“The track was really different,” said Johnson. “It provided some excitement. It was rough in places, and slick in places. It was a lot of fun. Early, we were really nice. In the later stages, we were just too loose. I couldn’t go up top like Bowers did, because when I did, there was no bite. Coming off the corner was really hurting me.”

The Sprint Invaders return to action for the Season Championship Night, Saturday, September 27 at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. For more information, visit www.SprintInvaders.com!

Results

Brockway Mechanical & Roofing A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 199, Ryan Bowers, Ham Lake, MN (5) 2. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (9) 3. 81, Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA (3) 4. 22, Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL (1) 5. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (2) 6. 22T, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (8) 7. 80x, CJ Houseman, Des Moines, IA (6) 8. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (7) 9. 68, Mike Houseman Jr., Des Moines, IA (10) 10. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (12) 11. 10T, Tim Moore, Rock Island, IL (11) 12. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (13) 13. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (18) 14. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (15) 15. 7H, John Hall, Marion, IA (14) 16. 83, Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA (17) 17. 12G, Kelly Graham, Collins, IA (16) 18. 99, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (4). Lap Leaders: Tripplett 1-18, Bowers 19-25. KSE Hard-charger: Agan.

Advanced Plumbing & Machine Heat one (started), 8 laps, top two to Dash: 1. Bret Tripplett (4) 2. Josh Schneiderman (1) 3. Carson McCarl (5) 4. Mike Houseman Jr. (6) 5. Ryan Jamison (3) 6. Kelly Graham (2)

Huston Land Improvement Heat two (started), 8 laps, top two to Dash: 1. CJ Houseman (2) 2. Austin Johnson (5) 3. Tony Shilling (4) 4. Tim Moore (3) 5. John Hall (1) 6. Dave Getchell (6)

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat three (started), 8 laps, top two to Dash: 1. Terry McCarl (6) 2. Ryan Bowers (1) 3. Jon Agan (5) 4. Harold Pohren (2) 5. Mitchell Alexander (4) 6. Chase Wanner (3)

Budweiser “King of Beers” Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Ryan Bowers (2) 2. CJ Houseman (1) 3. Bret Tripplett (3) 4. Josh Schneiderman (4) 5. Austin Johnson (6) 6. Terry McCarl (5)

Contingencies

Weld – Tim Moore

Saldana Racing Products – CJ Houseman

Pyrotec – Kelly Graham

DOC 360 – Terry McCarl, Harold Pohren

Mt. Dew Kick Start – Ryan Bowers

 

 

Friesen Dominates for Second Consecutive Cole Cup Victory at Utica-Rome Speedway

VERNON, N.Y. – It was an emotional night at the Utica-Rome Speedway as the life of Kevin Ward Jr., was memorialized with the first running of the Kevin Ward Shootout. Ward’s entire family was in attendance and it was only fitting that one of his closest friends picked up the win. Matt Tanner scored his second ever 360 Sprint Car victory at the speedway in the 13-lap feature earning himself $1,300 and a guaranteed spot into the Cole Cup.

Tanner and Kevin Ward Sr. celebrated together atop the wing in Victory Lane in what proved to be an emotion filled interview afterwards. Tanner was using a powerplant supplied by the Ward family in his car.

“I can’t even explain what this means,” stated Tanner. “This is the biggest win of my career. To have the whole Ward family here, running in memory of Kevin, running his motor, I can’t thank Senior enough for letting me do that. I really don’t even know what to say.”

Tanner started on the front row alongside current United Racing Company point leader Davie Franek. Tanner jumped out to the lead right at the get go holding off Franek as they raced through the first corner.

One lap was complete when the only stoppage in the race came as Tim Axton hopped the wheel of Jason Schultz and flipped off the outside of turns one and two. He was uninjured in the incident but it ended his weekend.

Tanner chose the outside lane for the restart and it again it proved effective as he outdueled Franek as they raced through turns one and two. Franek then had his hands full with Steve Poirier.

“For some reason tonight the bottom seemed to be faster,” said Tanner. “Usually the top is. I knew starting second we had a pretty good shot if we could beat him into one. We made a pill change after the heat race and this thing was perfect on the restarts.”

Poirier worked over Franek before ultimately getting by him on lap four for the runner-up position. At that point he started looking around for a faster line as he tried chasing down Tanner.

At the halfway point it was Tanner just ahead of Poirier as he found the middle lane through the corners allowing him to close in on the back bumper. Tanner heard him there and changed his line slightly allowing him to open the advantage on Poirier once again.

“I got a little worried about Steve there,” commented the Stephentown, N.Y., pilot. “I saw him once there on the outside so I pulled the wing back and started protecting the bottom.”

Once he found the quicker lane Tanner drove away from Poirier over the second half of the race claiming the victory while Poirier, the current Empire Super Sprint point leader, had to settle for a runner-up effort. He tried everything to catch Tanner to no avail.

“He was just faster,” said Poirier of Tanner. “I tried everything I could. I thought at some point I had a good groove on the outside but I didn’t have the drive off. I tried the inside but I wasn’t as good as him. I tried the inside, the outside and the middle and I could not catch him.”

Franek fell back to finish in the third position at the final checkered flag. It was one of his best efforts to date at the facility.

“It is something for us to go on,” stated Franek. “We weren’t 100 percent obviously. These guys are tough up here and we got a little bit to learn. We got a jump start for tomorrow but all in all you can’t complain about a third place finish when you come up and race against these guys. They are on top of it so we’ll take it and go.”

Paul Kinney finished in the fourth spot after a great race with Franek in the final couple of laps. Robbie Stillwaggon completed the top five.

KEVIN WARD JR. SHOOTOUT (13 LAPS)-MATT TANNER, Steve Poirier, Davie Franek, Paul Kinney, Robbie Stillwagon, Jeff Cook, Tommy Wickham, Shawn Donath, Jason Barney, Jason Shultz, Dave Axton, Aaron Ott, and Tim Axton. DNQ- Scott Just, Steve Hutchinson Jr., Casey Williams, Doug Emery, Jordan Thomas, Tyler Graves, James Hanson, Cory Sparks, Parker Evans, and Dave Just.

 

 

World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series

(Antioch, CA, 09/07/2014) "This is fantastic" said Kerry Madsen of Australia, one of the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series very competitive drivers, racing the American Racing #29 Sprint to capture this victory on the three-eighth's mile, high banked oval track at Antioch Speedway, Antioch, CA.

As the race season is starting to wind down, this is the last scheduled WoO Sprint Car Series race in California, before heading east again, with their last hurrah scheduled in North Carolina. A great crowd of fans turned out on this Sunday night of racing to cheer on their favorites in this thirty lap feature event.

"We had a great run, without issues and we won. It's fantastic. The track was good, we could run the top. You had to be patient. We've had a good season, good runs, but some times a podium finish isn't there. My guys work hard and my thanks go out to them. I had a good advantage tonight and I was able to win here. Again, thanks to all of my guys, all our Sponsors who make this possible and to all of you fans, who come out cheering and supporting, this great sport." said Madsen of St. Marys (NSW, AUS.

The two drivers who took second and third at the checkered are part of a team, owned by Roth Racing. Dennis & Teresa Roth of California have helped many drivers come up and were on hand here tonight, cheering their guys on.

Kyle Hirst, driver of the Roth 83jr clocked in twelfth fast in qualifying, won his Heat Race, finished eighth in the Dash and took second in this "A" featured race.

"We have a great car. This is so much fun. I love racing with David (Gravel, who also drives for Roth Racing). I've had a great car all week long. I love racing with the World of Outlaws, their level of racing is great. I can't thank Dennis & Teresa Roth, all of our guys, our sponsors and all the fans, that make racing possible." said Hirst, of California. (Hirst currently races for points mostly in the California Circuit)

Crossing the checkered flag in third was WoO Sprint Car Series regular contender, David Gravel. Gravel has raced with the WoO's since his "Rookie" year and has proven to be a great competitor.

"Well, we have a podium finish, set fast time in qualifying (clocked in 11.708 seconds, fast), finished third in the first Heat Race, finished third in the Dash and here we are, third in the "A". We had a good car tonight. It was a good track, but hard to pass on. We are working on being more consistent. We've had some good races and looking forward to our next one. Both, Hirst and I got podium finishes. Hirst is fun to race with." said Gravel.

Fourth place was picked up by Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, currently leading the chase for the WoO Sprint Car Series Championship Title, by a pretty good margin.

"The field was pretty much racing nose to tail, we got jammed up but was able to salvage a fourth place finish. The track was also hard to pass on, if the opportunity even was there, though, the track was good otherwise. Our next race is in Spencer, Iowa. I'm looking forward to racing there. You can get some good speed up and I need to do that." said Schatz.

Finishing in fifth at the line, was Paul McMahan (TN), followed by, Shane Stewart (OK), D.J.Netto (CA), Daryn Pittman (OK), Joey Saldana (IN), Bud Kaeding (CA), Jason Stattler (CA), Cody Darrah (PA), Brad Sweet (CA), Dominic Scelzi (CA), Kraig Kinser (IN), Colby Copeland (CA), Jason Sides (TN), Chris Magoon (CA), Jacob Allen (PA), Jarrett Soares (CA), Michael Cunningham, Jonathan Allard (CA), Steve Kinser (IN), Billy Aton (CA).

"B" Main finish, ( top six transfer into the "A" ) :Copeland, K.Kinser, Sides, Magoon, Cunningham, Soares, Jonathan Jorgenson, Art McCarthy, Logan Schuchart.

DASH: Pittman, Madsen, Gravel, Schatz, P. McMahan, Stewart, Allard, Hirst.

Heat Race Finishes:

Heat #1: Schatz, Saldana, Gravel, Madsen, Scelzi, Allard, Jorgenson, Cunningham, McCarthy.

Heat #2: B. Kaeding, Darrah, P. McMahan, Stewart, S. Kinser, Stattler, Sides, Copeland, Magoon.

Heat #3: Hirst, Sweet, Pittman, Aton, Allen, Netto, K. Kinser, Soares, Schuchart.

 

 

World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series competion in the 2nd & final night of the 61st Gold Cup Race of Champions, at Chico, CA

(Chico, CA, 09/06/2015) The 61st "Gold Cup Race of Champions" victory went to Jonathan Allard of Chico, CA, racing in the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series event, on this quarter mile high banked oval, dirt track, at Silver Dollar Speedway, Chico, CA, promoted by Dennis Gage.

Allard who has competed at the Silver Dollar Speedway, through out his career, raced out from his front row start and kept pace in the top five or less sprints through out this forty lap "A" Feature event. As the field raced through the fourth and final turn of the race, Allard powered to the lead, to earn this prestigious victory. It was the only time during this race that he led.

"What the heck, it's a great race. I tried to be patient, waiting for the right time to make a move. Then I knew rubber was going down, I could smell it and I knew it wouldn't take long for it to make it to the top. A couple years ago, I lost a tire. I didn't know we were racing the last lap. I didn't see any flag waving, not a caution, checkered, etc. This is great and my wife just got here, making it more special. Thanks to everyone who made this possible for all of our team and of course all the fans who turned out." from Allard, driver of the Clyde Lamar 3c, who sported a huge smile, but I think it was more for his wife than the win, maybe a tie?

Pittman took over the lead with sixteen laps to go and it looked to be his win as he raced into the fourth turn on his way to the checkered. Pittman of Owasso, OK, raced smart and fast through out this forty lap event. Racing the last circuit of the race, Pittman roared out of the fourth turn on his way to the checkered flag, about to win the Gold Cup. It looked like everyone, racing, in the pits, in the stands, the officials, etc. all had the same thoughts. It was on that last leg of the race that Allard raced to the front and scored the win. In spite of everything, Pittman had an excellent run and had given it his all, hoping to win this Gold Cup.

"I found the rubber a lap too late. This isn't a way to be good, when you lose at the line. We work so hard. In spite of finishing in second, I'm really disappointed. I gave it my all and thought we could win this. It's a big event." said Pittman who drives the Kasey Kahne Racing #9 Sprint. Pittman currently is in second place in the WoO Sprint Car Series points race. He gives it his all in every race.

Sean Becker, raced into the lead on the opening lap, having won the pole start. Becker raced like the wind, strong and precise, Racing into the lead when the original green flag flew out, piloting the red #75 Sprint.

"This car is awesome. I just didn't expect the pass, at that restart (with about fifteen laps to go). We did the best we could. The racing here (at Silver Dollar Speedway) has been really strong and more competitive. This is a good track. I'm hoping to race here at Chico, next year." said Becker.

The response from the huge crowd of fans, proved that it truly was a surprise ending to this 61st year of the Gold Cup.

Kyle Hirst (CA) raced across the line in fourth, followed by Donny Schatz (ND)who is leading the points race in the WoO Sprint Cars Series run for the Championship. Schatz has five WoO Championship and seems to be closing in on number six. Sixth went to Brad Sweet (CA), then, Kerry Madsen (AUS), Carson Maceda (CA), Shane Stewart (OK), Paul McMahan (TN), Rico Abreu (CA), Jason Sides (TN), Joey Saldana (IN), Cody Darrah (PA), Colby Copeland (CA), Logan Schuchart (PA), Tim Kaeding (CA), Dominic Scelzi, David Gravel (CT), Bud Kaeding (CA), Shane Golobic (CA), Steve Kinser (IN), Jason Statler (CA), Steve Kinser (CA), Jason Statler (CA), Bobby McMahan (CA), Mason Moore (CA).

Fast time of the night was posted by Cody Darrah, driver of the Kasey Kahne #4 sprint, having clocked in with a 11.678 second lap. There were only a total of three qualifiers who qualified below the 12 second bracket, which included Rico Abreau with a 11.809 and Kyle Hirst's 11.988.

The "B" Main, "C" Main, DASH and Heat Race finishes are as follows: (PLEASE NOTE: all times, finishes, etc. are unofficial)

"B" Main: (four transfer into the "A") Kyle Hirst, Steve Kinser, Rico Abreu, Bud Kaeding, Evan Suggs (CA), Steven Tiner (CA), DJ Netto (CA), Kraig Kinser (IN), B J Martin (CA), Logan Schuchart (PA), Austen Wheatley (WA),.

"C" Main: (two transfer into the rear of the "B" Main) D J Netto, Bud Kaeding, Keith Bloom (CA), Willie Croft (CA), Keon Shaw (CA), Jacob Allen (PA), Brandon Mansfield, Jonathan Jorgenson.

DASH: (finish of the Dash, determines the line-up for the first eight cars in the "A" Main) Becker, Allard, Maceda, Gravel, Pittman, T. Kaeding, Stewart, Darrah.

Heat Race Finishes:

Heat #1: Pittman, Sides, Becker, Scelze, Darrah, Jorggenson, Gregg, Wheatley, Croft, Allen.

Heat #2: Stewart, Golobic, Saldana, Maceda, Madsen, Abreu, K. Kinser, Netto, Martin, Shaw.

Heat #3: T. Kaeding, Sweet, B. McMahan, Copeland, Moore, Bloom, Schuchart, Hirst, Suggs.

Heat #4: Gravel, Schatz, Statler, Allard, P. McMahan, B. Kaeding, S. Kinser, Sweet, Mansfield.

 

 

Champions Crowned at Plymouth Dirt Track

By: Amy Juech 9-6-2014

Excitement and determination filled the atmosphere in the pits as championship night was among us. Remarkable weather, large crowd and fast track created some outstanding races.

Aldog-Honald Mechanical Sprints rolled trackside first with Brandon McMullen and Al Schlafer setting the pace. With one to go till the green Kyle Marten took a hard right that led him to the attention of his crew not allowing him to rejoin the pack as he didn’t take the initial green flag. McMullen maintained control of the field with Schlaffer and Melis brothers ofTim and Jim right behind. Doug Wondra retired to the pits unexpectedly. McMullen continued to maneuver his sprint car around the 1/3 mile semi bank track pointing his car at the exact right moment. Our first caution waved for Scott Conger, Shane Wenninger and Danny Schlaffer coming to rest between turn 2 and the backstretch. Field realigned and McMullen’s lead was gone, Jim Melis crept his way into second, meanwhile T. J. Luedke picked a car off each lap. Randy Walters and Nick Melis got together causing Walters to tip over bring out a red. McMullen now had his hands full as track champion Donny Goeden lined up second row outside. McMullens car was a bullet but could he beat Goeden? McMullen pulled out over the field with Goeden a few car lengths behind. Goeden was running a different line but was unable to catch McMullen (Plymouth) for the checkers. Second went to Goeden (Kewaskum) followed by Jim Melis (Glenbeulah), T.J. Luedke (Plymouth) and Josh Walters (Plymouth).Donny Goeden, Danny Schlafer and Randy Sippel all tied passing eight cars each for hard charger. B-Main winner was Justin Miller (Plymouth) and the following were transfer cars to the main event Doug Wondra (Oakfield), Randy Sippel (Elkhart Lake), Rusty Egan (Round Lakes Heights, IL), Mitchell Yurmanovich (Cascade), Randy Walter (Cascade) and alternate was Kevin Seidler (Kendal). Heat Winners: Donny Goeden (Kewaskum), Jim Melis(Glenbeulah) and Josh Walter (Plymouth)

Feldman Sales and Service Grand Nationals were next with Pat Marcott leading the field to the green when he spun collecting quite a few drivers. Marcott was unable to return, other drivers able to race with damaged cars. Mark Fieber now controlled the field with Roger Lee closing in. A caution on lap 5 for Aaron Stolp spinning brought out our next and final caution. Fieber got a jump on second Brad Lubach during the restart with Don Sorce Jr. snuggled in right behind. Kevin Lubach tried high and low to pass Roger Lee for fourth until eventually taking Lee around and being disqualified for rough driving.Luke Scholten was on a mission to find the leader after transferring in from the B-Main was up to eighth. Barry Maas had some trouble getting his car to advance, trying many grooves of the track. Tim Thompson had his hands full trying to get past Dick Hed, eventually passing him sixteen laps later. Brad Lubach (Kiel) crossed the checkers first followed by Mark Fieber (Cascade), Don Sorce Jr. (West Allis), Luke Scholten and Tim Thompson (Campbellsport). Hard charger passing fourteen cars was Luke Scholten. B-Main winner was Brian Gilles followed by transfer cars of Luke Scholten, James Pagel (St. Cloud), Matt Yancey (Sheboygan) and alternate Josh Pierce (Fredonia). Heat Winners: Tyler Kulow (New Holstein), Aaron Stolp(Milwaukee) and Brad Lubach(Kiel)

Jim Schmidt was in Craig Schueffners # 70 in the pole position with Kyle Odekirk to the outside when the green flag waved of the Johnsonville Sausage Late Model Feature. Jim Schmidt pulled out to lead with Odekirk tight behind. Aaron Holiday and Ted Dolhun Sr. battled each other for seventh position. Brad Mueller pulled alongside and then passed Odekirk for second. Schmidt was amongst lapped traffic trying to hold off a hard charging Brad Mueller who was back after a bad break two weeks ago. Point leader Mitch McGrath was running fourth until a motor issue caused him to leave the track in a hurry. Randy Markwardt was also back after a nasty ride destroyed his car a few weeks ago along the front stretch wall, but pulled off to the attention of his crew. Mueller continued to gain ground on Schmidt at the halfway point. Tim Buhler who had car troubles early in the night was being lapped. Lap 16 Mueller skillfully passed Schmidt to control the lead. Justin Hirt slowly passed cars now in third place. With on lap to go Mueller passed a few lapped cars to open the gap between him and second place. After a caution free race checkers waved for Brad Mueller with an evening clean sweep followed by Jim Schmidt (Cleveland), Justin Hirt, Kyle Odekirk(Plymouth) and Justin Schmidt (Cleveland).Tim Buhler was our hard charger passing seven. Heat Winners: Brad Mueller (Random Lake), Mitch McGrath(Waukesha) and Justin Schmidt (Cleveland)

Jonathon Otte and Tim Tiedt made up the front row leading the field to the green. An immediate red flag came out for Tim Tiedt losing a tire and flipping coming into turn 4. Brody Rivest slid past Scott Schlafke for the lead until two cars tangled sending Schlafke flipping viscously in turn 4. Unnamed late arrival in the number 18 took control of the field, eventually lapping traffic on lap nine.Brian Chimminatti and Justin Erickson continue to swap seventh position. A controversial black flag for the 18 being disqualified for rough driving as he was involved with Brody Rivest being turned on the final lap. Winner Brody Rivest (Sheboygan) didn’t know he won. Chris Pankow (Lomira) was second, followed by Jacob Bank, Chris Maas (Oakfield) and Jonathon Otte (Cedar Grove). Passing thirteen cars for hard charger was Jacob Bank. Heat Winners: Brody Rivest (Sheboygan), Chris Maas (Oakfield)

Point leader Johnny Fahl and ButchieHafemann made up the front row on the start of the 15 lap Super Mod feature event. Hafemann gained the lead from the start to only be passed on lap 2 by Johnny Fahl. Dennis Klumb started seventh and currently second in points worked his way into third. Fahl came up on lapped traffic on lap 9. Leroy Ostrowski took control of the field from Johnny Fahl with Klumb in hot persuit until a caution waved for Keith Anderson.Another caution waved on the restart for Dennis Klumb spinning in turn 2. Fahl went on to win followed by Ostrowski, Dan Krushke, Bill Lemkuil and ButchieHafemann. Heat Winners: Johnny Fahl and ButchieHafemann (Campbellsport)

Evening closed with a short awards ceremony behind the grandstands for all drivers recognizing all the champions, rookie of the years, most improved drivers and dedication to dirt award. Our AldogHonald Mechanical 360 Sprints do have one points night left next week with the IRA 410 Series but our track champion already was determined to be Donny Goeden wrapping up his title tonight. Rookie of the Year was Nick Melis and Most Improved was Chris Clayton Johnsonville Sausage Late Models: Champion Mitch McGrath and Most Improved was Dave Thomas Feldmann Sales and Service Grand Nationals: Champion Don Sorce Jr.,Rookie of the Year Aaron Stolp Outlaw Compacts: Champion Justin Erickson,Rookie of the Year was Brody Rivest, Most Improved was Chris Maas Super Mods: Champion JohnnyFahl and Rookie of the Year was Erv Helm Dedication to Dirt Award went to Dan Mayer from Mayer Automotive on his 40 years of dedication to the sport by either owning or sponsoring multiple Sprints, and helping other drivers along the way.

Special thanks to Booz In of Random Lake for being the evening Trophy Sponsor. ScheffnerRacing for the Kids Bus Sponsorship and Kim’s Five Corners for donating a kids bike each and every week. Please join us next week for our last night of 360 Sprints and IRA 410 Series. Please visit us at plymouthdtr.com.

 

 

 

BADGER MIDGET SERIES

"Daum leads Macon field to victory" "Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Badger Car Owner champion"

Jacksonville, Ill., Sep. 6--- Zach Daum scored a wire-to-wire victory Saturday Night winning the 30-lap POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Series co-sanctioned feature at Macon Speedway. The event was started on April 26, with preliminary race events completed, when rain showers forced postponement of the feature event as the field took the original green flag. Daum led the first six-laps, before the race was stopped for Daniel Adler’s flip. On the restart Daum pulled away from the field. Meanwhile attention focused on Bryan Clauson who started the event in the ninth row, substituting for 2014 Badger Midget Drivers Champion Christopher Bell. Clauson worked his way to the runner-up position at the end of the race trailing Daum who drove the Dan Daum owned Eagle/Toyota No. 5 to victory. Darren Hagen, Justin Peck, and Austin Brown completed the top five. Clauson’s spirited drive earned the Keith Kunz/Curb Agajanian Motorsports Team, the Badger Midget Car Owners Championship, finishing twenty-five points ahead of Hans Lein who led entering the event. Clauson capped off the evenings events winning the regularly scheduled 30-lap POWRi Feature event.

SUMMARY MIDGETS 30-lap Feature: 1. Zach Daum; 2. Bryan Clauson; 3. Darren Hagen; 4. Justin Peck; 5. Austin Brown; 6. Parker Price-Miller; 7. Chet Gehrke; 8. Daniel Robinson; 9. Andy Malpocker; 10. Robbie Ray; 11. Ryan Chriswell; 12. David Budres; 13. Danny Smith; 14. Andrew Felker; 15. Seth Motsinger; 16. Daniel Adler 17. Jacob Patton; 18. Dereck King; 19. Colten Cottle; 20. Rico Abreu; 21. Tanner Thorson; 22. Tyler Thomas; 23. Derek Holmwood. 12-lap Semi Feature Winners: Gehrke, Malpocker. 10-lap Heat Race Winners: Thorson, Bell, Abreu,Brown, Thomas. Cars Present: 44 Feature Lap Leaders: Daum 1-30.

Final 2014 Badger Midget Series Points: Driver: 1. Christopher Bell 662; 2. Andrew Felker 611; 3. Zach Daum 561; 4. Tanner Thorson 497; 5. Rico Abreu 480; 6. Parker Price-Miller 475; 7. Brandon Waelti 402; 8. Jake Blackhurst 384; 9. Robbie Ray 374; 10. Scott Hatton 309. Car Owner: 1.Kunz/Curb-Agajanian#71 742; 2. Hans Lein#2 717; 3. RAB Racing #57 602; 4. Dan Daum#5 561; 5. Kunz/Curb-Agajanian#67 497; 6. Kunz/Curb-Agajanian#97 480; 7. Tami Ronk#9 475; 8. Huston Solution#15 402; 9. Jake Blackhurst#25 384; 10. Jerryaric Motorsports#25 316.#

 

 

Ballou Motors to Montpelier BOSS Victory

If ever a driver has earned a nickname, Rocklin, California driver Robert Ballou has done just that. Known by most as "The Mad Man", many times Ballou has stormed through the field like a man possessed. However, another trademark of a great driver is showing patience when the situation calls for such. After surviving two early red flags for 3 front runners who flipped, then a leader tangling with a lapped car, Ballou was able to cruise in style to his second career Buckeye Machine BOSS win at the Montpelier Motor Speedway last night.

The action began with 41 of the best traditional sprint drivers in the Midwest signed in to do battle. The 5 heat races were won by Jarrett Andretti, Jon Stanbrough, Robert Ballou, Scotty Weir and Brandon Spithaler. The twin B-Main events were taken by Joss Moffatt and BOSS point leader Mike Miller. Through preliminary events, the program was very clean with the only red flag for Joe Bares who took a wild tumble in turn 4 of his heat race. Bares was fine and the car was able to make it out to start his B-Main event.

The Buckeye Machine redraw with "Bucky" the BOSS Beaver saw the top 2 drivers from each heat race in front of the stands to draw for feature starting spots. One of the tour stars and championship contenders, Michael Fischesser of Cincinnati, Ohio drew the pole of the main event with Todd Keen starting outside the front row. The odds on favorite according to the crowd was Jon Stanbrough after pulling the #4 and watching Robert Ballou get the "9" and Jarrett Andretti the "10". However, the Indiana fans were not prepared for the driver starting from the "3" spot drawn by Evans City, PA driver Brandon Spithaler.

At the drop of the green flag, Todd Keen raced to the lead in search of his first career tour win. But all eyes were on the red #57B Superior Tank & Trailer sprinter owned by Tom Burkey and piloted by the Evans City Earthmover, Brandon Spithaler. After falling to 4th on the opening lap, he worked his way to the high side and then drove around the front 3 cars to rocket to the lead by lap 4. Over the next 2 laps, he opened a 10 car length advantage and appeared to be the car to beat early. But in typical Brandon Spithaler fashion, you run on the very edge, and sometimes over it. Entering turn 1, Spithaler caught the cushion, bicycled, and flipped end over end out off turn 1 and 2. The recent engineering school grad was unhurt, but through for the night with serious damage done to his 2014 BOSS title chances.

"The Bro Show" Jon Stanbrough now set the pace for the restart, but the red quickly flew again as 2nd and 3rd running Keen and Josh Spencer tangled and flipped in turn 1 and 2 also collecting Joss Moffatt. Everyone got out of their cars and appeared to be fine, but Keen was transported to a nearby hospital and found to have a concussion, but was released from the hospital.

After the 2 early red flags, 9th starting Ballou now found himself already up to 3rd trailing Stanbrough and Scotty Weir. Back under green, Stanbrough opened up a healthy lead and appeared to have his way with the field in the Michael Dutcher #37RW. Then, working lap #14, Stanbrough entered lapped traffic and entered turn 3 a little hotter than a car in front of him and looped the car to a stop. He would resume from the tail with a nice charge back up to finish 10th in the final rundown.

Now the battle for second suddenly became the battle for the inaugural BOSS win at Montpelier. Scotty Weir in the Pederson #4P charged back to the green flag with Ballou in tow followed by Jarrett Andretti (up from 10th), Travis Berryhill (up from (11th) and BOSS championship contender Dustin Smith rounding out the top 5. Quietly on the move was Logan Jarrett who had started 19th and already was to 7th for this mid race restart.

The final charge to the checkers saw Weir steering madly in search of that elusive first BOSS win, but Ballou charging hard into turn 1 on lap 18 to surge past Weir down the backstretch. Weir pulled the crossover and the lead duo flashed past the start finish line in a near dead heat. But Ballou had the momentum on the top and rode into the Montpelier history books leading the final 7 circuits to score his second career BOSS triumph. Weire settled for second with Andretti third. Logan Jarrett scored the "Hard Charger" of the night award from the Bridge Restaurant of Sidney, Ohio as he charged from 19th to finish 4th! Travis Berryhill picked up the 5th place finish in his first ever BOSS run. Rounding out the top 10 were Cooper Clouse, Dustin Smith, Michael Fischesser, Joe Liguori and Jon Stanbrough.

Dustin Smith took a slim points lead over Mike Miller who overcame a bad lack night and salvaged an 11th place finish. Michael Fischesser, by virtue of a good night, has moved back into the top 3 in points and is still in serious contention to pick up the 2014 championship. The tour is down to its final 2 rounds with events at the "Track That Action Built" Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio on October 4th. The series champion will be crowned, as always, at the palace of speed, the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio as part of the "Sprintacular" on Saturday, October 11th.

Event #15 of 17 Montpelier Motor Speedway - 9/6/2014

Buckeye Machine B.O.S.S 410 Sprints (41 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Burdette Builders (Sunman, IN): (8 Laps - Top 3 transfer to A-Feature) 1. 18A-Jarrett Andretti[4] ; 2. 4-Michael Fischesser[2] ; 3. 401K-Travis Berryhill[9] ; 4. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[1] ; 5. 19-Joe Bares[5] ; 6. 0-Steve Irwin[8] ; 7. 82-Mike Miller[6] ; 8. 31-Chuck Wilson[3] ; 9. 39-Matt Goodnight[7]

Heat 2 - Lias Tire / American Racer (Indiana, PA): (8 Laps - Top 3 transfer to the A-Feature) 1. 37RW-Jon Stanbrough[1] ; 2. 66J-Josh Spencer[8] ; 3. 91x-Aaron Middaugh ; 4. 32M-Derek Hastings[4] ; 5. 24M-Adam Miller[6] ; 6. 15-Brandon Whited[7] ; 7. 97-Andy Fike[5] ; 8. 29-Logan Jarrett[3]

Heat 3 - Fast Sign (Dayton, OH): (8 Laps - Top 3 transfer to the A-Feature) 1. 12-Robert Ballou[1] ; 2. 77-Dustin Smith[4] ; 3. 14-Cooper Clouse[5] ; 4. 5J-Joss Moffatt[3] ; 5. 42D-Conner Donelson[2] ; 6. 78-Adam Byrkett[7] ; 7. 53-Steve Little[6] ; 8. 14W-Chad Wilson[8]

Heat 4 - Kistler Engines (Fremont, OH): (8 Laps - Top 3 transfer to the A-Feature) 1. 4P-Scotty Weir[1] ; 2. 18-Todd Keen[2] ; 3. 3-Joe Butera[3] ; 4. 74-Tony Main[5] ; 5. 41K-Cole Ketchem[6] ; 6. 83-Adam Cruea[7] ; 7. 58-Jamie Fredrickson[4] ; 8. 04-Drew Abel[8]

Heat 5 - Indy Race Parts (Indianapolis, IN): (8 Laps - Top 4 transfer to the A-Feature) 1. 57B-Brandon Spithaler[2] ; 2. 6RR-Joe Liguori[1] ; 3. 54-Matt Westfall[7] ; 4. 21-Dallas Hewitt[3] ; 5. 2M-Logan Hupp[8] ; 6. 32-Garrett Abrams[5] ; 7. 9N-Luke Hall[4] ; 8. 5-Bob McMillin[6]2]

B-Main #1 (10 Laps - Top 3 transfer to the A-Feature) 1. 5J-Joss Moffatt[2] ; 2. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[1] ; 3. 0-Steve Irwin[6] ; 4. 78-Adam Byrkett[7] ; 5. 41K-Cole Ketchem[5] ; 6. 14W-Chad Wilson[12] ; 7. 32-Garrett Abrams[8] ; 8. 31-Chuck Wilson[11] ; 9. 5-Bob McMillin[13] ; 10. 24M-Adam Miller[4] ; 11. 58-Jamie Fredrickson[10] ; 12. 97-Andy Fike[9] ; 13. 21-Dallas Hewitt[3]

B-Main #2 (10 Laps - Top 3 transfer to the A-Feature) 1. 82-Mike Miller[8] ; 2. 29-Logan Jarrett[11] ; 3. 32M-Derek Hastings[1] ; 4. 74-Tony Main[2] ; 5. 19-Joe Bares[3] ; 6. 15-Brandon Whited[6] ; 7. 2M-Logan Hupp[5] ; 8. 39-Matt Goodnight[13] ; 9. 9N-Luke Hall[10] ; 10. 42D-Conner Donelson[4] ; 11. 83-Adam Cruea[7] ; 12. 53-Steve Little[9] ; 13. 04-Drew Abel[DNS]

Buckeye Machine A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 12-Robert Ballou[9] ; 2. 4P-Scotty Weir[7] ; 3. 18A-Jarrett Andretti[10] ; 4. 29-Logan Jarrett[19] ; 5. 401K-Travis Berryhill[11] ; 6. 14-Cooper Clouse[13] ; 7. 77-Dustin Smith[5] ; 8. 4-Michael Fischesser[1] ; 9. 6RR-Joe Liguori[8] ; 10. 37RW-Jon Stanbrough[3] ; 11. 82-Mike Miller[17] ; 12. 54-Matt Westfall[15] ; 13. 0-Steve Irwin[20] ; 14. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[18] ; 15. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[12] ; 16. 32M-Derek Hastings[21] ; 17. 3-Joe Butera[14] ; 18. 5J-Joss Moffatt[16] ; 19. 66J-Josh Spencer[6] ; 20. 18-Todd Keen[2] ; 21. 57B-Brandon Spithaler[4]

Bonus Award Winners:

The Bridge Restaurant of Sidney, OH - "Hard Charger" - Logan Jarrett (+15) - $50

Lynn Cook "a racer's friend" of Dayton, OH - "Hard Luck Award" - Adam Miller - $50

Hochstetler Truck and Auto Repair - "Steel Block Award" - Not Claimed

Rusty & Cap McClure of Ashland, OH - "Lucky Pill Draw" - Michael Fischesser & Joe Liguori - Free Pit Pass

Lias Tire of Indiana, PA - "American Racer Bonus Award" - Dustin Smith - Free Tire

Hoosier Tire Midwest - "Hoosier Tire Bonus Award" - Robert Ballou - Free Tire

 

 

Brian Hardman Wins URSS in Calhan

Brian Hardman is no stranger to victory lane at El Paso County Speedway in Calhan, Co and Saturday night he proved once again he is hard to beat at the mile oval as he led flag to flag to earn his 5th career URSS victory.

Starting on the pole beside Kevin Schramek, Hardman bolted into the lead at the drop of the green and would lead the first lap over Schramek, John Jacob, Scott Cochran and rookie Joey Schmidt rounding out the top five.

Lap two would see Schramek spin in turn two collecting Cochran and Schmidt to bring out the first caution. All three would suffer damage and be out for the night.

On the restart it would be Hardman, Jacob, Coby Pearce Mark Walinder and Nic Sutton rounding out the top five. Pearce would begin putting pressure on Jacob and would take the show position on lap five with Walinder taking the third spot the following lap.

Lap 16 would see Green River Wyomings Zac Taylor begin his move to the front from his 5th row starting position as he would overtake Jacon for the fourth spot with Clint Schubert moving around Jacob for fifth on the following circuit. Schubert would get around Taylor on the 17th lap only to have Taylor regain the spot on the 19th lap as Walinder would also move around Pearce to move into second.

Walinder would then try to run down ‘Flyin’ Brian Hardman but could not get within striking distance as Hardman had clear sailing to the checkers, followed by Walinder, Pearce, Taylor and Schubert.

Chris Crowder would earn the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger award moving from his 15th starting position to 7th.

Heats were won by Schramek and Schubert

A feature results

1 Brian Hardman 2 Mark Walinder 3 Coby Pearce 4 Zac Taylor 5 Clint Shubert 6 Mike Hathaway 7 Chris Crowder 8 John Jacob 9 Nic Sutton 10 Dustin McNeil 11 Mike Taylor DNF 12 Luke Lucero DNF 13 Kevin Schramek DNF 14 Scott Cochran DNF 15 Joey Schmidt DNF

 

 

Chase Stockon wins King of non-Wing for sprint cars at Lincoln Park Speedway

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE — The final point standings became a bit clearer on Saturday night at Lincoln Park Speedway and Chase Stockon was crowned the “King of non-Wing” in sprint car action at the Putnamville oval. Doug McCullough secured the UMP Super Stock title with a third-place run and Cloverdale’s Carlos Bumgardner Sr. captured feature win number 10 of the year and secured the bomber points title as well. Tim Wright won the second bomber feature and with it, the runner-up spot in the standings. Tyler Cain added another chapter to a dominating season in the super stock class as he picked up his 19th win of the season and the final touches on a UMP National Championship. AJ Hopkins, Max McGhee and Chad Boespflug were heat race winners in sprint car action, which set up a front row that included Jeff Bland Jr. and Boespflug with McGhee and Hopkins in the second row. Hopkins got a huge jump early on in the 30-lap A-main and took over the point and began to build a comfortable margin with Bland, Hunter Schuerenberg, Boespflug and Stockon in tow. By lap 10, Hopkins had found his way into lapped traffic, but was able to navigate successfully despite some harrowing passes of back markers. Hopkins split a pair of cars heading into turn four to maintain some space in front of Bland with 15 laps in the books before a caution for the slowed car of Hud Cone. Once the field restarted on lap 19, Stockon moved to second and began to challenge Hopkins for the top spot. On lap 25, Stockon finally made his successful move, taking the lead off of turn four. With the lead, Stockon wouldn’t look back, pulling away down the stretch as Hopkins held off a furious challenge over the last few circuits from Bland and Schuerenberg with Boespflug taking the fifth spot. Stockon’s win came aboard the Gentry Brothers Racing No. 2x sponsored by Automotive Color and Supply, Afco, Tri-State Powder Coating, Indy Race Parts machine. In the UMP Modified feature, Randy Shuman won his heat race, which started him on the outside of the front row. With that strong of a starting position it wasn’t surprising that Shuman capitalized and held off the rest of the field by a comfortable margin, leading wire-to-wire. Bloomington’s Brad Barrow stayed in second-place over the course of the 20-lap A-main and Jeff Deckard came forward from ninth to place third. Roy Bruce Jr. and Troy Clark wrapped up the top-five and Terre Haute’s Kenny Carmichael Sr. added to his points total to finish up the season points title. Cain, a Seymour native, led from the outset of the super stock A-main to win his fifth straight feature as Martinsville’s Steve Peeden placed second. McCullough wrapped up his title with his third-place finish as Jamey Wilson moved up from a seventh-place start to take fourth ahead of Greencastle’s Josh Boller. In the first of two bomber features, Bumgardner worked his way to the front past A.J. Smith and James Walters and had smooth sailing while riding the top side line in front of the 15-car field. Smith came forward to place second after a seventh-place start and Walters solidified a third-place run ahead of Lenny Krupa III and Kyle Krupa. In the final race of the night, Jordan Almanza and Wright duked it out after an early spin by pole sitter Michael Harris. Almanza and Wright were door-to-door for several laps, battling for the top spot, but Almanza got sideways in turn four and spun to end his night prematurely. Kevin Kemp ran second before fading a bit towards the end to finish sixth, but C.J. Bryan, who started 10th, advanced all the way to second where he would finish the race. Greencastle’s Mark Dickerson won his heat and then finished third ahead of Landon Miller and Cody Wright.

Lincoln Park Speedway Sprint car feature 1. Chase Stockon, 2. AJ Hopkins, 3. Jeff Bland Jr., 4. Hunter Schuerenberg, 5 Chad Boespflug, 6. Brady Short, 7. Brandon Mattox, 8. Chris Gurley, 9. Kody Kinser, 10. CJ Leary, 11. Casey Shuman, 12. Max McGhee, 13. Brian Hayden, 14. Kent Christian, 15. Chris Babcock, 16. Kris Deckard, 17. Andrew Prather, 18. Eric Burns, 19. Lee Underwood, 20. Michael Terry Jr., 21. Hud Cone

 

 

Chase Viebrock Closes Out TSCS Season With Kouba Memorial Win At SCVR St. Croix Falls, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (9-5-14)

After suffering three straight rain outs and not having raced since August 15, the UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series finally was able to complete their portion of the Kouba Memorial event with the running of the 22nd Annual Earl Kouba Memorial at the St. Croix Valley Raceway on Friday night September 5. Wrapping up the GRP Motorsports Rookie of the Year title a few weeks earlier, Chase Viebrock of New Richmond led all 25 laps in the feature race to record his third TSCS victory in his rookie season behind the wheel of a sprint car. Viebrock pulled into the Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup Victory Lane to close out the 2014 TSCS racing season and complete the Kouba Memorial three weeks after Mike Mueller had won the Ethel Kouba Memorial portion at the Princeton Speedway. Cam Schafer was officially crowned the 2014 TSCS Champion, although with three rain outs in a row, Schafer came into the final night of the season knowing that he had clinched the title over two-time and defending series champion Rob Caho, Jr.

A field of sixteen non-winged TSCS sprints signed into the pits for their final race of the season, as the skies cleared and no rain was anywhere in sight. For the TSCS portion of the show, two 10-lap heat races were run using the normal passing and finishing point format. Schafer and Jake Kouba topped the heats. Second generation driver Jake Kouba was the high point driver, but Jake drew the "8" pill for the feature race invert. This put a pair of rookie racers on the front row for their 25 lap Earl Kouba Memorial feature. Jori Hughes and Viebrock would bring the field to the green flag.

Viebrock blasted into the lead running up on the cushion with Mike Mueller and Schafer falling into line behind him. The race was under the first of two cautions when Adam Taubert lopped his car in turn two with two laps scored. The top three continued to run in that order when the green flag replaced the yellow, as Schafer tried unsuccessfully on several occasions to duck under Mueller for second. The final yellow waved when Josh Hendrickson stopped in turn 4 with a flat tire and Jon Lewerer drove to the infield with a flat tire as well with 14 laps in the books. The final 11 laps ran green to the checkers with no change up front. Viebrock defeated Mueller and Schafer. Jake Kouba and Caho completed the top five. Rounding out the top ten finishers were Jimmy Kouba, Mike Walters, Hughes, Brian VanMeveren and Joseph Kouba.

A quick glance back at the TSCS season saw Schafer win seven features, Caho picked up five wins, Mueller raced to four victories, Viebrock had three, and Jake Kouba and Joseph Kouba each got one in the 21 races that were run. Viebrock topped a talented field of rookie competitors with Mike Walters, Jon Lewerer, Alex Peper, Mike Haseltine, Scott Brandt, Jori Hughes and Josh Hendrickson finishing behind "The New Richmond Nightmare" in the rookie standings.

The UMSS wishes to thank ALL of the drivers, car owners, crews, families, fans, sponsors and everyone who helped to make the 2014 season another success for both the winged sprints and the Traditional non-winged sprints. Look for additional post-season announcements on our website at www.umsprints.com or by following us on our Facebook page. The fourth UMSS Traditional sprint car season will kick off next spring, likely in early May at the St. Croix Valley Raceway, for all three divisions.

TSCS Race Results - St. Croix Valley Raceway September 5, 2014 (Race #21) 22nd Annual Earl Kouba Memorial (makeup from August 16 rain out)

Viking Paints Heat #1 (10 laps): 54 Cam Schafer, 21 Jimmy Kouba, 69S Jon Lewerer, 87 Mike Mueller, 55 Joseph Kouba, 23 Josh Hendrickson, 13K Katrina Sautbine DNF, 31 Adam Taubert DNF.

Trondson Engines Heat #2 (10 laps): 2K Jake Kouba, 78 Rob Caho Jr, 21J Jori Hughes, 50 Chase Viebrock, 1 Brian VanMeveren, 27 Mike Walters, 81 Dan Peper, 2 Tom Porter.

GRP Motorsports Earl Kouba Memorial Feature (25 laps): Viebrock, Mueller, Schafer, Jake Kouba, Caho, Jimmy Kouba, Walters, Hughes, VanMeveren, Joseph Kouba, Sautbine, Peper, Taubert, Lewerer DNF, Hendrickson DNF, Porter DNF.

Lap Leader: Viebrock 1-25 Cautions: (2) Final Top 5 TSCS Season Points: Schafer, Caho, Mueller, Viebrock, Jake Kouba. Victory Lane photo courtesy of Vince Peterson at Track Rat Photos.

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Mike Mueller Tops TSCS Portion of Kouba Memorial At Princeton Speedway Princeton, MN By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (8-15-14)

Making their first-ever appearance at the Princeton Speedway on Friday night August 15, the UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series produced a good field of cars and an entertaining 25 lap feature race for the large crowd on hand at the opening night of the 22nd Annual Kouba Memorial event. For the fourth time this season, Mike Mueller of Stacy found himself standing in Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup Victory Lane at the end of the evening. Like most of his victories, Mueller's march to the front came from a starting position a few rows back. Mueller started seventh and assumed the lead on lap 15 when race leader Kevin Bradwell spun sideways in turn one on a restart and collected a couple of cars in the process. Mueller had raced his way forward to second at the time and was able to hold off current TSCS point leader Cam Schafer for the $500 top prize over the remaining eleven laps.

A field of sixteen non-winged TSCS sprints signed into the pits on a pleasant summer evening for racing. Along with their winged counterparts, the Princeton Speedway pits had 33 sprint cars on hand. For the TSCS portion of the show, two 10-lap heat races were run using the normal passing and finishing point format. Heat wins went to Bradwell and Schafer. Rookie racer Chase Viebrock was high point driver following the heats and drew the four pill for the feature race invert. This put Jake Kouba and Cam Schafer on the front row.

Schafer shot into the early lead at the start of the Ethel Kouba Memorial feature race. Third starter and 2011 series champion Kevin Bradwell looked strong. Bradwell passed Schafer for the top spot on lap six and began to stretch his lead. The race ran 14 laps before the first caution blinked on for Josh Hendrickson who slipped over the berm in turn two. On the restart, Bradwell slid off the bottom and into the middle of the track in turn two. His car immediately spun around and collected Jake Kouba, Viebrock and Alex Peper, as the yellow light blinked on. Bradwell and Kouba were out, and it was Mike Mueller now in the lead. Mueller survived one more restart with 21 laps in the books when Hendrickson backed over the berm again in turn two. Moments earlier Cam Schafer had slipped over the berm but kept his car going. The caution was called on Hendrickson and Schafer got his second spot back. Mueller led the final four circuits for his fourth win of the season and fifth career TSCS triumph. Schafer, two-time champion Rob Caho Jr, Joseph Kouba and Jon Lewerer completed the top five. Rounding out the top ten finishers were Mike Walters, Jori Hughes, Jimmy Kouba, Viebrock and Anna Kouba driving Jeff Pellersels' traditional sprint car.

The first night of the Kouba Memorial saw all four members of the Kouba racing family who are still active drivers participate in the Traditional sprint car part of the program. Anna Kouba was the only driver to do double-duty, as she also raced in the winged sprint car portion of the show. The second night of the 22nd Annual Kouba Memorial was scheduled to take place the following night at the St. Croix Valley Raceway, but persistent light rain showers finally caused the race to be postponed. Night #2 of the Kouba Memorial will now be held on Friday, September 5 at the St. Croix Valley Raceway with both divisions on the program. It will also mark the final race of the Traditional Sprint Car Series season, as the chase for the championship concludes. The feature will pay $500 to win on September 5 thanks to some added money from GRP Motorsports.

TSCS Race Results - Princeton Speedway August 15, 2014 (Race #20) 22nd Annual Kouba Memorial Night #1 - Ethel Kouba Memorial

JKD Communications Heat #1 (10 laps): 95 Kevin Bradwell, 50 Chase Viebrock, 55 Joseph Kouba, 69S Jon Lewerer, 87 Mike Mueller, 21J Jori hughes, 27 Mike Walters, 1 Anna Kouba.

Rice Creek Building & Remodeling Heat #2 (10 laps): 54 Cam Schafer, 2K Jake Kouba, 78 Rob Caho Jr, 81 Alex Peper, 23 Josh Hendrickson, 31 D. Taubert, 13K Katrina Sautbine DNF.

Ethel Kouba Memorial Feature (25 laps): Mueller, Schafer, Caho, Joseph Kouba, Lewerer, Walters, Hughes, Jimmy Kouba, Viebrock, Anna Kouba, Peper, Hendrickson DNF, Jake Kouba DNF, Bradwell DNF, Taubert DNF, Sautbine DNF.

Lap Leaders: Schafer 1-5, Bradwell 6-14, Mueller 15-25. Cautions: (3)

 

 

Tatnell Completes Sweep of Kouba Memorial With SCVR Victory St. Croix Falls, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (9-5-14)

Although he had to wait three weeks to do it, Brooke Tatnell completed a sweep of the 22nd Annual Kouba Memorial when he raced to his 31st career UMSS victory on Friday night September 5 at the St. Croix Valley Raceway in the rain-delayed makeup of the Earl Kouba Memorial portion of this prestigious event. As cloudy skies gave way to a beautiful sunset, there was no chance of rain when a field of 23 UMSS winged sprints signed into the pits at the 1/4 mile dirt oval. Tatnell had won the Ethel Kouba Memorial race back on August 15 at the Princeton Speedway, and he and his Protofab Engineering team were looking for the $2,400 top prize at SCVR. Mission accomplished, as Tatnell took the lead on lap 11 from Cody Hahn and drove the #14 winged sprint to Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup Victory Lane 14 laps later to complete his sweep of the Ethel and Earl Kouba Memorial feature races.

Getting the double round of qualifiers in the books would see Tony Norem, Hahn and 2013 UMSS Champion Chris Graf win the heat races. Challenge races were won by 2009 UMSS Champion Leigh Thomas, and with his second challenge race win of the season, 2011 Co-Rookie of the Year Chad Patterson. Not surprisingly, Tatnell was high point driver after the two rounds and drew the "7" pill for the feature race invert. This put Hahn and Norem on the front row for the 25 lap Earl Kouba Memorial feature. In Challenge race action, Cam Schafer blew a hole in his engine and was done for the night while Rick Kobs flipped in turn one causing enough damage to his #34 Olson sprinter to be a scratch for the feature.

Norem grabbed the early lead at the drop of the green, but the feature race was under caution with three laps in when Norem spun in turn one after an apparent mechanical failure on the front end of his B1st sprinter. Hahn inherited the lead on the restart. Following a caution one lap later for a Tony Kaus spin in turn 3, Hahn continued to hold the top spot when the green flag replaced the yellow. Tatnell was on the move to the front when the red light blinked on for third place runner Brandon Halverson. Halverson jumped the cushion and got upside down after contact with the concrete wall in turn two. Halverson was okay, but his damaged car was towed to the infield. A few laps later, Tatnell worked his way past Hahn for the lead.

The final caution flew with 18 laps recorded when Hahn and Jamey Ogston made contact on the front stretch. Both cars ended up out of the race sitting over in turn two in need of wrecker assistance. The remaining 7 laps clicked off under green with 11th starter Ryan Bowers moving past Richert and Graf. Bowers was closing in on Tatnell but ran out of laps to contend for the win. On the final lap coming out of turn four, Richert snuck by Graf for third at the line. Carson McCarl came from 18th to finish fifth. Thomas finished sixth while Kevin Bradwell with his non-winged motor (with a four barrel carb) in his car rode home with an impressive seventh place finish. Jared Goerges, Jeff Pellersels and Patterson completed the top ten. On the final lap, Dean Brown's #85 sprinter went up in flames in turn 3 following an engine explosion. Brown was okay and was credited with an 11th place finish.

The final night of UMSS competition for the 2014 racing season now comes down to the 14th Annual Jerry Richert, Sr. Memorial at the Cedar Lake Speedway on September 6. Can Ryan Bowers catch Jerry Richert, Jr. in the point standings or will Richert emerge from the final night with his third championship title?

UMSS Race Results - St. Croix Valley Raceway September 5, 2014 (Race #20) 22nd Annual Earl Kouba Memorial (makeup from August 16 rain out)

Gillund Enterprises/JB Distributing Heat #1 (8 laps): B1st Tony Norem, 63 Jerry Richert Jr, 5C Cam Schafer, 28 Jeff Pellersels, 15 Chad Patterson, 29 Leigh Thomas, 7M Bob McVitty, 74 Roger McVitty DNF.

Frattalone Companies Heat #2 (8 laps): 23 Cody Hahn, 9 Jared Goerges, 34 Rick Kobs, 03 Jamey Ogston, 5 Anna Kouba, 91A Reed Allex, 95 Kevin Bradwell, 85 Dean Brown.

Ogston Auto Body & Paint Heat #3 (7 laps): 20G Chris Graf, 14 Brooke Tatnell, 32 Brando Halverson, 199 Ryan Bowers, 52 Jake Lempelius, 3TK Tony Kaus DNF, 27 Carson McCarl DNF.

D&D Motorsports Challenge Race #1 (11 laps): Patterson, Halverson, Goerges, Ogston, Graf, Norem, Brown, Allex, B. McVitty, Lempelius, Schafer DNF, McCarl DNS.

JKD Communications Challenge Race #2 (11 laps): Thomas, Tatnell, Bowers, Richert, Pellersels, Hahn, Kouba, Bradwell, Kaus, R. McVitty, Kobs DNF.

GRP Motorsports Earl Kouba Memorial Feature (25 laps): Tatnell, Bowers, Richert, Graf, McCarl, Thomas, Bradwell, Goerges, Pellersels, Patterson, Brown, Allex, Lempelius, B. McVitty DNF, Hahn DNF, Ogston DNF, R. McVitty DNF, Kaus DNF, Halverson DNF, Norem DNF, Kouba DNF, Schafer DNS, Kobs DNS.

Lap Leaders: Norem 1-3, Hahn 4-10, Tatnell 11-25. Cautions: (4) Victory Lane photo courtesy of Vince Peterson at Track Rat Photos.

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Brooke Tatnell Tops UMSS Portion of Kouba Memorial At Princeton Speedway Princeton, MN By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (8-15-14)

The Ethel Kouba Memorial portion of the 22nd Annual Kouba Memorial event was held at the Princeton Speedway on Friday night August 15, as the UMSS winged and Traditional non-winged sprint cars filled the pits. Brooke Tatnell became the first three-time winner of the event when he passed leader Chris Graf on lap 9 of the 25 lap feature race and went on to pick up the $1,200 first place prize money. Tatnell was driving the potent Protofab Engineering #14 sprint car, and he kept his UMSS winning streak intact with six appearances with the series in 2014 producing six trips to Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup Victory Lane.

Seventeen UMSS winged sprint cars signed into the pits on a pleasant summer evening for racing. A large crowd gathered to watch both divisions in action for the first time at Princeton. Along with their non-winged counterparts, the Princeton Speedway pits had a total of 33 sprint cars. The UMSS winged sprint utilized their usual double round of qualifying races with passing and finishing points awarded. Young female sensation Paige Polyak from Tiffin, Ohio drove to an impressive win in the first heat. 2013 UMSS Champion Chris Graf topped the second heat while Tatnell raced to an easy win in heat #3. Rookie racer Ryan Bowers and second-year sprint car driver Gunner Cummings won the Challenge Races. Tatnell was the high point earner and drew the seven pill for the feature race invert.

As luck would have it, the young Challenge Race winners would comprise the front row for the 25 lap Ethel Kouba Memorial main event. Gunner Cummings grabbed teh early lead over Ryan Bowers. The race was just one lap old when Nick Lusk got upside down on the front stretch to bring out the red flag. Lusk was okay, but his car sustained heavy damage and was done for the night. Cummings continued to lead on the restart, as the high-banked 1/4 mile oval had a lot of grip and was fast. Graf got by Cummings for the top spot on lap 5, and less than a lap later the yellow blinked on when Polyak slipped over the berm in turn two. Paige restarted at the tail.

Graf held the lead over Cummings while Tatnell was already up to third in just five laps. Tatnell got by Cummings one lap later and closed in on Graf. Graf changed his line from the top to the bottom, so Tatnell moved up top and a lap later had the lead. The final 20 circuits clicked off caution-free, as Tatnell drove to his 30th career UMSS victory. Graf and Davey Heskin had a good battle for second late in the race, as the two drivers swapped the spot a couple of times. Graf was able to hold off Heskin. Bowers and Cummings completed the top five. Tony Norem, Polyak, Leigh Thomas, Cody Hahn and Jerry Richert, Jr. rounded out the top ten finishers.

The first night of the Kouba Memorial saw all four members of the Kouba racing family who are still active drivers participate in the Traditional sprint car part of the program. Anna Kouba was the only driver to do double-duty, as she also raced in the winged sprint car portion of the show. Anna got upside down on the opening lap of her heat race, but she returned to compete in the Challenge Race and feature event.

The second night of the 22nd Annual Kouba Memorial was scheduled to take place the following night at the St. Croix Valley Raceway, but persistent light rain showers finally caused the race to be postponed. Night #2 of the Kouba Memorial will now be held on Friday, September 5 at the St. Croix Valley Raceway with both divisions on the program. The Earl Kouba Memorial will pay $2,400 to win the UMSS winged sprint portion. The UMSS sprints will race the following night at the 14th Annual Jerry Richert, Sr. Memorial giving them a double header weekend at two tracks located about a half drive apart from each other. Sprint car fans will certainly want to make plans to attend both shows on the weekend of September 5-6, as the battle for the UMSS Championship likely will come down to the final two races.

UMSS Race Results - Princeton Speedway August 15, 2014 (Race #17) 22nd Annual Kouba Memorial Night #1 - Ethel Kouba Memorial

Leigh Thomas Construction Heat #1 (6 laps): 19 Paige Polyak, 91 Davey Heskin, 10 Leigh Thomas, 34TW Gunner Cummings, 5T Mark Toews, 5 Anna Kouba DNF.

Bevlor Utilities Heat #2 (6 laps): 20G Chris Graf, B1st Tony Norem, 63 Jerry Richert Jr, 199 Ryan Bowers, 23 Cody Hahn, 15 Chad Patterson.

Donnohue Designs Heat #3 (6 laps): 14 Brooke Tatnell, 91A Reed Allex, 5M Troy Manteufel, 29 Nick Lus, 03 Jamey Ogston DNS.

Mastell Brothers Trailer Service Challenge Race #1 (8 laps): Bowers, Thomas, Tatnell, Toews, Polyak, Manteufel, Norem, Patterson, Ogston DNS.

Protofab Engineering Challenge Race #2 (8 laps): Cummings, Heskin, Graf, Richert, Hahn, Lusk, Kouba DNF, Allex DNF.

Ethel Kouba Memorial Feature (25 laps): Tatnell, Graf, Heskin, Bowers, Cummings, Norem, Polyak, Thomas, Hahn, Richert, Manteufel, Patterson, Toews, Ogston DNF , Kouba DNF, Lusk DNF, Allex DNS.

Lap Leaders: Cummings 1-4, Graf 5-8, Tatnell 9-25. Cautions: (3)

 

 

Ryan Bowers Finishes UMSS Season With Richert Memorial Win At CLS (Jerry Richert, Jr. Earns Third UMSS Championship)

New Richmond, WI By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (9-6-14)

A person could not ask for a much better set of circumstances to close out the 2014 UMSS season. With fantastic weather, a large field of cars, a large crowd and being part of the 14th Annual Jerry Richert, Sr. Memorial at the Cedar Lake Speedway, the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series saw the battle for the point championship come down to the final night. For Ryan Bowers of Ham Lake, the final UMSS show of the season saw the young driver in his rookie season behind the wheel of a winged sprint car end up in Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup Victory Lane for the third time in 2014. Bowers passed Richert on lap 24 of the 25 lap feature to win the UMSS portion of this prestigious event, but it was Richert coming out on top of the season point standings for his third UMSS Championship title.

A field of 23 UMSS winged sprints and 36 IRA Outlaw sprints were signed into the pits making for a tremendous evening of sprint car racing at the legendary western Wisconsin high-banked 3/8 mile dirt oval. The UMSS ran their regular race program with two rounds of qualifying consisting of heats and challenge races. Racing in just his fourth winged sprint car show, Jeff "Racedoc" Pellersels won the first heat while Jared Goerges and rookie driver Jamey Ogston won the other heats. Richert and Davey Heskin, one of two drivers doing double duty on this night, picked up Challenge race victories. Bowers was high point driver after the two rounds and pulled the "8" pill for the feature race invert. Both the seventh and eighth place cars in passing and finishing points, Brooke Tatnell and Tony Norem, however were scratches for the feature race due to engine failures in their challenge races. This meant the invert would be six cars. Chad Patterson with mechanical issues and Troy Manteufel, who flipped in hot laps, also would not make the call to start the feature.

Pellersels led the first two laps before Ogston slipped by. The first of two cautions blinked on with three laps scored when Tony Kaus looped his car in turn 4. Richert worked his way past Ogston on the restart, but Ogston stayed close and contended for the top spot for several laps. Bowers was on the move forward and up to third in a couple of laps following the restart. The final yellow waved with 11 laps in the books for a spin in turn 4 by Bob McVitty. This set the stage for a 14 lap green flag run to the checkers. Under this caution, Pellersels dropped out with a flat tire while running sixth.

Richert, Ogston and Bowers remained the top three cars until lap 18 when Bowers got by Ogston for second in traffic. Richert had now opened up a bit of lead, but Bowers began reeling him in. With a huge contingency of Richert fans and family on hand hoping for a Richert victory, Bowers caught him with three laps to go. Coming off turn two on lap 24, Bowers made the winning pass. As the checkers waved a lap and a half later, Bowers closed out his impressive season with his third win in just his 22nd career start in a sprint car. Richert, who is still looking for his first win in this event, finished second. For the third time this season, Ogston equaled his best feature finish with a strong third place run. 2010 UMSS Champion Cody Hahn and 10th starter Carson McCarl completed the top five. Rounding out the top ten finishers saw 2013 UMSS Champion Chris Graf earn the GRP Motorsports Hard Charger Award coming from 12th to sixth, 2009 UMSS Champion Leigh Thomas in seventh, followed by Heskin, Mark Toews and Anna Kouba.

The UMSS wishes to thank ALL of the drivers, car owners, crews, families, fans, sponsors and everyone who helped to make the 2014 season another success for both the winged sprints and the Traditional non-winged sprints. Look for additional post-season announcements on our website at www.umsprints.com or by following us on our Facebook page. The seventh UMSS season will kick off next spring, likely in early May at the St. Croix Valley Raceway, for all three divisions.

UMSS Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway September 6, 2014 (Race #21) 14th Annual Jerry Richert, Sr. Memorial

Mastell Brothers Trailer Service Heat #1 (7 laps): 28 Jeff Pellersels, 199 Ryan Bowers, 15 Chad Patterson, 23 Cody Hahn, 63 Jerry Richert Jr, 7M Bob McVitty, 52 Jake Lempelius, 5M Troy Manteufel DNS.

Meeks Video Heat #2 (7 laps): 20G Chris Graf, 9 Jared Goerges, 5T Mark Toews, 5 Anna Kouba, 91A Reed Allex, 74 Roger McVitty, 64 Katrina Sautbine.

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat #3 (8 laps): 03 Jamey Ogston, 14 Brooke Tatnell, 95 Kevin Bradwell, 3TK Tony Kaus DNF, B1st Tony Norem DNF, 91 Davey Heskin DNF, 29 Leigh Thomas DNF, 27 Carson McCarl DNF.

Frattalone Companies Challenge Race #1 (11 laps): Richert, Norem, Goerges, Thomas, Ogston, Pellersels, Bradwell, Lempelius, Kouba DNF, R. McVitty DNF, Patterson DNF, Manteufel DNS.

Gillund Enterprises/JB Distributing Challenge Race #2 (11 laps): Heskin, Hahn, Bowers, McCarl, Tatnell, Kaus, Toews, Allex, Sautbine, B. McVitty, Graf DNF.

GRP Motorsports Jerry Richert, Sr. Memorial Feature (25 laps): Bowers, Richert, Ogston, Hahn, McCarl, Graf, Thomas, Heskin, Toews, Kouba, Goerges, Bradwell, Lempelius, B. McVitty, Sautbine DNF, Allex DNF, Pellersels DNF, Kaus DNF, R. McVitty DNF, Tatnell DNS, Norem DNS, Patterson DNS, Manteufel DNS.

Lap Leaders: Pellersels 1-2, Ogston 3, Richert 4-23, Bowers 24-25. Cautions: (2) Top 5 in Final 2014 UMSS Points: Richert, Bowers, Ogston, Allex, Kouba.

 

 

Atomic Speedway Results

Danny Smith Claims Sprint Cash

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-Another great night of racing met with fantastic feature races, including a down-to-the-wire finish in the Sport Mods that saw young lady driver Emily Jordan claim an exciting victory at the Atomic Speedway. Thirty-eight 410 sprint cars turned out for the $3,000-to-win headliner that saw Chillicothe, Ohio driver Danny Smith claim the victory in the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association event. J.P. Roberts, Gallipolis, Ohio won the AMRA Octane Modified main in a flag-to-flag victory and Rob Smith claimed the Street Stock feature.

Atomic owner Brad McCown beat the odds and the weatherman in a Saturday that was forecasted to have an 80 percent chance of rain. Going lean on the water and working for two weeks to get a smooth racing surface, the track absorbed a couple waterings that ultimately made for some great racing action. New clay and a new turn three wall were visual improvements to an already first-class facility.

Ervco sponsored the sprint cars and the race's $3,000 to-win price tag.

"That was worth the wait," said Danny Smith, the 410 sprint winner. "It was a long night. The track was just right; when they (Atomic crew) got it right, they really got it right."

"I got into third place and sort of lost sight of the leaders, then bam there they were," added Smith. "Atomic Speedway was my favorite track long before I ever moved into town--I always have loved to race here."

"The OVSCA is a good deal. It's been around now for a few years and really helps keep the local cars around, and gives us drivers something extra to shoot for."

Ronnie Blair and Nathan Skaggs paced the field to the drop of the green flag with Blair leading the first two laps. Skaggs anchored a turn one slide job to perfection to take the lead. He led the next 18 circuits and at a couple points led by nearly half a track.

Skaggs worked traffic to perfection, but after gaining a clean slate of turf ahead of him, he began to waiver. With Skaggs’ lead quickly decimating, Cole Duncan began to reel the defending OVSCA champ in--hook, line, and sinker--but in doing so brought Danny Smith and Greg Wilson along for the ride.

On the 19th circuit Duncan captured the top spot, but Smith and Wilson made it a four-way race; all four cars blitzing the high-banks in nose-to-tail fashion. Duncan's lead was short as Smith blasted by with eight laps to go. Wilson raced around Duncan and Skaggs as well and he appeared to have something extra for Smith. Fans rose to their feet with great enthusiasm.

Smith, however, was the master of lapped traffic and put two cars between he and Wilson with four laps remaining. Wilson cleared the back-markers, but it was too little, too late for the Benton Ridge, Ohio driver. Freedom 40 winner Randy Hannagan again came on strong at the finish to take third.

Danny Smith, Greg Wilson, Randy Hannagan, Cole Duncan, Nathan Skaggs, Jimmy Stinson, Ron Blair, Jimmy Nier, Todd Kane, and Tyler Courtney rounded out the top ten. Jimmy Stinson was the Hummel Factory Kahne Racing Shocks Hard charger in a 14th to 6th place run.

The Sport Mod feature went green-white-checkered with a dramatic finish as Bob Crace, Jr. and Emily Jordan rubbed doors on the white flag lap after Jordan had led the entire race. Jordan fought back to collect her senses, but her competitive spirit shined through as she drove it into turn three super-hard in an effort to reclaim the lead.

With Crace on the high-side, Jordan drifted high with the cars once again making contact. Crace--on the outside-- climbed the wall, sparks-a-flying with smoke in the air for added special effects. Jordan crossed the line first by a half car length with Crace crossing the line on the wall amid a wall of smoke.

Third place Jason Cottrill saw his good run go down the tubes as he looped his mount in evasive action and did not cross the finish line. Sam Hobbs had a good run to third. Jordan won $1,000 compliments of Atomic Speedway, Bobst Auto Parts and Tim Hattle Trucking.

Rounding out the top ten were Emily Jordan, Bob Crace, Jr., Sam Hobbs, Adrian Doles, Chris Shelton, Billy Landthorn, Robert Lunsford, Fred McGlone, Jason Cottrill, and Jeff Gillman.

Fred McGlone, coming from 22nd to 16th, was the Sport Mod hard charger.

"I worked hard for it (the win) the whole race and I wasn't gonna let anyone else get it," said Jordan amid numerous cheers. "I wasn't going to run out of racing room."

J.P. Roberts led flag-to-flag to claim the Advanced Services Modified main. Roberts was challenged early by Kenny Johnson, but Johnson's mount went sour on the fifth circuit. That allowed Roberts to clearly flex his muscle with a skilled pack of hungry talent racing behind him.

Dave Warnock had a Rocket-on-a-rail and went after the first-place Johnson. Dave McWilliams came on fast, but late to break into the top three. Shawn Holiday, Nathan Loney and Fireball Pinkerton engaged in head-to-head combat throughout the race.

"It was the first time I ever won a race on the high side," laughed Roberts. "The car was perfect and was smooth and fast. The track was a little dusty at first, but it was fast."

Rounding out the top ten were J.P. Roberts, Dave Warnock, Dave McWilliams, Shawn Holiday, Nathan Loney, Dave Fireball Pinkerton, Adam Colley,Mike Long, Donnie Miller, and Anthony Slusher. The hard charger of the race was Chris Kruetzkamp with a 18th to 11th run.

"The car ran really well tonight," said Rob Smith who scored his third win of the year in the Street Stock division. " I had no idea how far ahead I was. I just knew I had to keep going."

Rounding out the top ten were Rob Smith, Justin Poling, Tommy Mossbarger, Brandon Thompson, Larry Highland, Donnie Jeschke, Dave Landman, Adam Jones, and Brian McQuay (DNS). Tommy Mossbarger was the hard charger in a 9th to third place run.

Tim Howard once again cleared the way to victory in the Enduro. The top ten rolled down like this- Tim Howard, Derrick McCluskey, Jason Edwards, Tyler Moore, Craig Edwards, Blake Sheets, J.D. Broughton, , Scott Clark, Dough Mullens and Kenny Coleman.

For more information please call 740-703-9749 or 740-663-4141 or visit the Atomic Speedway website at <<< www.atomicspeedway.net >>> Atomic is located 12 miles South of Chillicothe, Ohio off SR 23, two miles out Blain Highway between Chillicothe, Ohio and Waverly, Ohio at Alma.

Upcoming Events:

September 13- DARF NIGHT- Sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

September 20- BOB CRACE SR MEMORIAL- $5,000 to win AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

September 27- FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT #2 Sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Ohio Valley Roofers Legends

October 4-Season Championships: $2,500 to win Sprints & Late Models, $1,000 to win Modifieds

October 11- Cancer Awareness Night: Sprints, Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

3 DAY OPEN WHEEL CHAMPIONSHIPS:

Sprints, Non Wing Sprints Unsanctioned with

Modifieds

October 23- Sprint Practice, Non Wing Qualifing & Heats, Modified Qualifying & Heats

October 24- Sprint Qualifying & Heats, Non Wing B-Mains, Modified B-Mains, DASH FOR CASH in ALL 3 CLASSES $1,000 TO WIN

October 25- Sprint B-Mains & Feature $15,000 TO WIN, Non Wing Feature $5,000 TO WIN, Modified Feature $5,000 TO WIN, "Charlie McCann Winged Sprint Memorial" Non-Qualifiers $2,065 to win

November 1- Topless Weekend- DAN RENO MEMORIAL WEEKEND $2,222 TO WIN for Modifieds, plus Late Models, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

THE SUMMARY: Atomic Speedway/September 2014

PINE TREE TOWING AND RECOVERY 410 Sprints (38)

Fast Time: Mark Imler 13:329

Heat One-Aaron Higgins, Ronnie Blair, Mark Imler, Josh Davis, Kory Crabtree, Tyler Courtney, Wes McGlumphy,Eddie Slone, Bob Tucker, Dean Kester

Heat Two-Randy Hannagan, Nathan Skaggs, Jim Nier, Jimmy Stinson, Kirk Jeffries, Nate Reeser, Adam Strausser, David Smith, Jeff Conrad, Nick Roberts

Heat Three-Cole Duncan, Dave Dickson, Brandy Bower, Ryan Broughton, Mark Coleman, Jamie Myers, Brian Nuckles, Ed Neumeister, Jason Dollick,

Heat Four-Greg Wilson, Danny Smith, Todd Kane, Jesse McCreary, Mitch Harble, Kevin Roberts, Cody Gardner, Brian Benson, Jordan Harble

B-Main One:Tyler Courtney, Kory Crabtree, Wes McGlumphy, Adam Strausser, David Smith, Kirk Jeffries, Eddie Slone, Bob Tucker, Jeff Conrad, Nate Reeser, Dean Kester, Nick Roberts

B-Main Two: Mitchell Harble, Cody Gardner, Mark Coleman, Jamie Myers, Ed Neumesiter, Brian Benson, Brian Nuckles, Kevin Roberts, Jason Dollick, Jordan Harble

Feature:Danny Smith, Greg Wilson, Randy Hannagan, Cole Duncan, Nathan Skaggs, Jimmy Stinson, Ron Blair, Jimmy Nier, Todd Kane, Tyler Courtney, Josh Davis, Aaron Higgins, Kory Crabtree, Mitch Harble, Codyt Gardner, Dave Dickson, Mark Imler, Jesse McCreary, Ryan Broughton, Brandy Bower.

ADVANCE SERVICES H & C AMRA MODIFIEDS (21)

Heat One-Shawn Holliday, J.P. Roberts, Dave McWilliams, Adam Colley,John Brady, Dave Jamison, Tony Siebert

Heat Two-Kenny Johnson, Dave Warnock, Mike Long, Anthony Slusher, Kevin Mayabb, Bert Crawford, Ron Stack

Heat Three-Dave Pinkerton, Nathan Loney, Donnie Miller, Weston Crosby, Jason Bilyeu, Chris Krustzcamp,Mike Webber

Feature: J.P. Roberts, Dave Warnock, Dave McWilliams, Shawn Holiday, Nathan Loney, Dave Fireball Pinkerton, Adam Colley,Mike Long, Donnie Miller, Anthony Slusher, Chris Kruetzkamp, Weston Crosby, Kevin Mayabb, Dave Jamison, Bert Crawford, Tony Seibert, Ron Stack, John Brady, Jr., Kenny Johnson, Jason Bilyeu, Mike Webber (DNS)

C & M Racing Equipment (22)

Fast Time: Eric Berry 16:898

Heat One-Eric Berry, Jason Cottrill, Harley Martin, Sam Hobbs, Steve Noble, Robert Lunsford, John Cuckler

Heat Two-Bob Crace, Jr., Mitchel Fields, Billy Bowles, Adrian Doles, Billy Landthorn, Larry Brumfield, Jeff Gillman, Fred McGlone

Heat Three- Ricky Neace, Emily Jordan, Chris Shelton, Jr.,Mike Brust, Brennan Bobst, Greg Litteral, David Lunsford

Feature: Emily Jordan, Bob Crace, Jr., Sam Hobbs, Adrian Doles, Chris Shelton, Billy Landthorn, Robert Lunsford, Fred Md Glone, Jason Cottrill,Jeff Gillman, Harley Martin, Steve Noble, Ricky Neace, John Cuckler, David Lunsford, Eric Berry, Larry Brumfield, Billy Bowles, Brennan Bobst (DNS)

Racer's Edge Supplements Street Stocks (10)

Heat One-Rob Smith, Justin Poling, Adam Jones, Brandon Thompson, Larry Highland, Casey Barr, Donnie Jeschke, Dave Landman, Tommy Mossbarger, Brian McQuay

Feature: Rob Smith, Justin Poling, Tommy Mossbarger, Brandon Thompson, Larry Highland, Donnie Jeschke, Dave Landman, Adam Jones, Brian McQuay (DNS)

 

 

Dean Jacobs wins at Fremont Speedway - F.A.S.T. Quick Review/Full Results: Saturday, September 6th

Dean Jacobs earns F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series Night #18 Victory at Fremont Speedway - Byron Reed earns 2014 F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship

Nate Dussel earns F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series Night #10 Victory at Fremont Speedway -Nate Dussel earns 2014 F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship

By Tyler Altmeyer: F.A.S.T. Public Relations/altmeyer119@gmail.com/(724)-954-4915

F.A.S.T. Promoter: Rich Farmer - (419) 307 - 4241 / www.fastondirt.com

Fremont, OH (September 6th, 2014) - Over 50 sprint cars were signed in on Saturday evening, September 6th at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio for the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series finale; 21 F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series sprint cars and 30 F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series sprint cars signed in, officially. Two F.A.S.T. titles were on the line entering competition on September 6th, with Chris Andrews and Nate Dussel each leading the way in the ‘410’ and ‘305’ standings.

Dean Jacobs started on the outside of the front row and led all 30 laps of tonight’s Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service A-main event. Jacobs would hold off Cap Henry and Byron Reed for his first F.A.S.T. victory of the 2014 season; the win was worth $2,500. Byron Reed, who entered the evening second in the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series point standings, took command of the $10,000 championship after Chris Andrews came to a stop on lap 24 of the 30-lap A-main event. Byron Reed’s podium finish was good enough to solidify himself as the 2014 F.A.S.T. champion. Reed now has two-career Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service championships.

Nate Dussel ended his 2014 JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro campaign with a victory, and a second consecutive championship. Dussel’s 2014 F.A.S.T. title is worth $2,000. John Ivy, Paul Weaver, Jordan Ryan and Dustin Dinan rounded out the top-five during the September 6th main event.

Rob Chaney earned the fastest time of the night during F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series qualifying time trials; recording an official time of 13.058 seconds around the Fremont oval. D.J. Foos, Dean Jacobs, Chad Kemenah and Cap Henry rounded out the top five in F.A.S.T. ‘410’ qualifying time trials. Brian Lay, Chris Andrews and Brandon Wimmer each earned victories during their respective heat races. Chad Kemenah was the evening’s F.A.S.T. dash winner; earning the pole position in the final F.A.S.T. ‘410’ A-main of the 2014 season.

During JLH General Contractors F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro preliminary competition, it was Jordan Ryan, Dustin Dinan, Kyle Capodice and Dean Jacobs, who participated in a ‘double duty’ throughout the evening, each earning victories during heat race competition. Ricky Peterson earned the evening’s F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series B-main victory; with Seth Schneider, Dan Hennig and Jason Keckler also transferring to the ‘A.’

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Full Results: Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service – Night #18 - September 6th, 2014

Time Trials (Results): 1. 9X - Rob Chaney - 13.058 2. 11F- DJ Foos - 13.154 3. 9 - Dean Jacobs - 13.313 4. 27 - Chad Kemenah - 13.328 5. 53 - Cap Henry - 13.386 6. 1ST - Gary Taylor - 13.389 7. 5R - Byron Reed - 13.430 8. 16 - Chris Andrews - 13.433 9. 40DD - Caleb Griffith - 13.458 10. 35 - Stuart Brubaker - 13.561 11. 2+ - Brian Smith - 13.631 12. 14H - Todd Heller - 13.633 13. 45L - Brian Lay - 13.640 14. 21 - Travis Philo - 13.705 15. 24H- Brandon Wimmer - 13.752 16. 83M - Broc Martin - 13.757 17. 8M - T.J. Michael - 13.758 18. 9Z - Duane Zablocki - 14.010 19. 60 - Jody Keegan - 14.064 20. 39M - Matt Merrill - 14.473 21. 11 - Shawn Hubler - 17.837

Heat Race #1 Results: 1.Brian Lay 2. Broc Martin 3. Byron Reed 4. Chad Kemenah 5. Rob Chaney 6. Jody Keegan 7. Stuart Brubaker

Heat Race #2 Results: 1. Chris Andrews 2. DJ Foos 3. Cap Henry 4. Matt Merrill 5. T.J. Michael 6. Brian Smith (DNS) 7. Travis Philo (DNS)

Heat Race #3 Results:

1.Brandon Winner 2. Caleb Griffith 3. Dean Jacobs 4. Gary Taylor 5. Duane Zablocki 6. Todd Heller 7. Shawn Hubler

Dash Results: 1. Chad Kemenah 2. Dean Jacobs 3. Cap Henry 4. Gary Taylor 5. D.J. Foos 6. Rob Chaney

A-Main Results: (30 Laps) 1. Dean Jacobs ($2,500) 2. Cap Henry 3. Byron Reed 4. Chad Kemenah 5. D.J. Foos 6. Rob Chaney 7. Brian Lay 8. Brandon Wimmer 9. Brian Smith 10. Broc Martin 11. Caleb Griffith 12. Gary Taylor 13. Stuart Brubaker 14. Todd Heller 15. Duane Zablocki 16. T.J. Michael 17. Jody Keegan 18. Shawn Hubler 19. Chris Andrews 20. Matt Merrill 21. Travis Philo

2014 F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series Champion ($10,000): Byron Reed

Full Results: JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro - Night #10 - September 6th, 2014

Heat Race #1 Results: (Top 4 Transfer) 1. Jordan Ryan 2. Cody Bova 3. Alvin Roepke 4. Luke Griffith 5. Ricky Peterson 6. Seth Schneider 7. Mike Moore 8. Frank Neill

Heat Race #2 Results: (Top 4 Transfer) 1. Dustin Dinan 2. Nate Dussel 3. Tyler Gunn 4. Steve Rando 5. Dan Hennig 6. Jason Keckler 7. Matt Foos 8. Kurt Huber

Heat Race #3 Results: (Top 4 Transfer) 1. Kyle Capodice 2. Mike Burkin 3. Bobby Clark 4. Kevin Lee 5. Josh Harrison 6. Brandon Moore 7. Dan McCarron

Heat Race #4 Results: (Top 4 Transfer) 1.Dean Jacobs 2. John Ivy 3. Paul Weaver 4. Trey Jacobs 5. Mark Pinski 6. Kelsey Ivy 7. Michael Ebersbach

B-Main Results (Top 4 Transfer) 1. Ricky Peterson 2. Seth Schneider 3. Dan Hennig 4. Jason Keckler 5. Brandon Moore 6. Mark Pinski 7. Dan McCarron 8. Mike Moore 9. Kelsey Ivy 10. Frank Neill 11. Kurt Huber 12. Matt Foos 13. Michael Ebersbach 14. Josh Harrison

A-Main Results: (25 Laps) 1. Nate Dussel 2. John Ivy 3. Paul Weaver 4. Jordan Ryan 5. Dustin Dinan 6. Alvin Roepke 7. Kyle Capodice 8. Cody Bova 9. Tyler Gunn 10. Luke Griffith 11. Seth Schneider 12. Trey Jacobs 13. Mike Burkin 14. Dan Hennig 15. Jason Keckler 16. Kevin Lee 17. Bobby Clark 18. Dean Jacobs 19. Steve Rando 20. Ricky Peterson

2014 F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series Champion ($2,000) - Nate Dussel

History Note: Cap Henry and Paul Weaver are the most recent Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) Championship Series winners. Cap Henry earned his recent F.A.S.T. victory during Night #16 of the 2014 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ’410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service schedule; back on Friday, August 1st at the Attica Raceway Park. Paul Weaver’s recent F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series victory also took shape at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio back on Friday, August 1st.

Looking Ahead:

The 2014 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 1st at the Fremont, Ohio American Legion. This championship celebration is open to drivers, teams, fans and sponsors. More information will be posted in the near future.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2014 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title point fund:

Kistler Racing Products, KS Sales & Service, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, JD Automotive, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Synder’s Floor Covering, Goofy Golf, Scott’s Lawn Care, Buffalo Wild Wings, Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

Also, a very special thanks to all of our contingency award sponsors: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Henry Motorsports, Productive Tools & Equipment, Hinchman Indy Racewear, OC Shocks, Kear's Speed Shop, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Linder's Speed Equipment, Outerwears Performance Products, Pro Shocks, R2C Performance Products, Rod End Supply, Saldana Racing Products, Ti22 Performance, Weld Racing Wheels, Hoosier Racing Tires, J&J Auto Racing and Golden Graphics & Design.

 

 

World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series racing in the Gold Cup Race of Champions, Chico, CA

(Chico, CA, 09/05/2014) "It's amazing, I won!"

The opening statement from Carson Macedo, who just scored his career first Sprint car race victory in the first night of the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series event at the Gold Cup Race of Champions, at Silver Dollar Speedway, Chico, CA.

"It's amazing to win my first career win, ever, racing with the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars here at the Gold Cup. Then to hear that I would get paid for the first time, is amazing. I can't thank everyone enough, Tom and Tommy Tarlton, all of our team, our sponsors and everyone" said Macedo of Fresno, CA who drove the 21x Sprint."

Now eighteen, Macedo started racing when he was fifteen and has raced all three years with the Tarltons. Maceda turned in a 11.975 second in qualifying for fifth fast time of the night, scored fourth in the first Heat Race and crossed the line in second in the Dash. This race was $8,000. to win.

Crossing the line in second was Daryn Pittman of Owasso, OK, driver of the Kasey Kahne Racing #9 Sprint. Pittman is currently second in the WoO Sprint Car Series points race.

"It's not a shock to come here and have a local driver win. Congratulations to Carson. We finished in second. I know how special it is to have your first win. The track was okay, though hard to pass on. I stayed out of trouble, managing to be in the right spot at the right time to take second. I'm looking forward to coming back tomorrow night. ." said Pittman, who set fast time tonight with his 11.788 second lap in qualifying, scored third in the first Heat Race and won the Dash.

Bobby McMahan of Elk Grove, CA driving the #25 Sprint, started this thirty lap "A" Main in second then raced to the checkered, scoring in third.

"I had an absolute blast tonight. In all my years of racing, this is my very first podium finish racing with the WoO's. This is incredible. I've had podium finishes but never with the WoO's. We were racing hard and tonight I raced with out a problem. Thanks so much to everyone." said B. McMahan who qualified tenth fast with a 12.009 second run, won the second Heat Race and finished tenth in the Dash.

Fourth went to the "King" of the WoO's" who has won more races and championship titles than any other driver in the history of the World of Outlaws and is now racing his farewell season of racing for points.

"In spite of everything, we finished in fourth. It was a good night. We plan to come back tomorrow and try again. Thanks to all of the fans for coming out." said S. Kinser having set tenth quick in qualifying with a 12.034 second lap, won the fourth Heat Race and took fifth in the Dash.

Mason Moore (CA) was named, the "Hard Charger" of the race, having turned a 12.639 second lap for sixteenth fast in qualifying, rallied back to score a fifth place finish in the second Heat Race earning a transfer into the "A" Main, then took eighth place at the checkered.

Fifth place at the finish line went to Kyle Hirst (CA) followed by Donny Schatz (ND), Jason Statler (CA), Mason Moore, David Gravel (CT), Rico Abreu (CA), Kerry Madsen (AUS), Cody Darrah (PA), Paul McMahan (TN), Bud Kaeding (CA), Andy Gregg (CA), Colby Copeland (CA), Joey Saldana (CA), Austen Wheatley (WA), Jonathan Allard (CA), Dominic Scelzi (CA), Brad Sweet (CA), Willie Croft (CA), Shane Golobic (CA), Tim Kaeding (CA), Shane Stewart (OK). Saldana used a provisional to tag the rear of the field & race the "A" Main.

There were cautions and red flags that flew out during the race but fortunately there weren't any injuries reported.

The "B", "C" Main, the DASH and Heat Race finishes, are as follows: (Please Note: All times, finishes, etc. in this article are unofficial.)

"B" Main: Top four finishers transfer into the "A" Main: Abreu, Croft, Schatz, Gregg, Saldana, Keith Bloom, DJ Netto, Logan Schuchart, Steven Tiner, Kraig Kinser, B.J. Martin, Andy Forsberg, Jonathan Jorgenson, Scott Parker.

"C" Main: Top two finishes, transfer into the "B" Main: Saldana, DJ Netto, Jason Sides, Keon Shaw, Brandon Mansfield, Jacob Allen, Michael Cunningham, Rowdy McClenon.

DASH: Pittman, Macedo, Sweet, Copeland, S. Kinser, Stewart, Hirst, B. McMahan.

Heat Races: ( Top five finishes transfer into the "A" Main)

Heat #1: Copeland, Statler, Pittman, Macedo, Wheatley, Jorgenson, McClenon, Sides, Abreu, Parker.

Heat #2: B. McMahan, P. McMahan, Allard, Sweet, Moore, Schatz, Tiner, Schuchart, K. Kinser, Manafield.

Heat #3: Hirst, T. Kaeding, B. Kaeding, Shane Stewart, Darrah, Netto, Bloom, Croft, Forsberg, Jacob Allen.

Heat #4: S. Kinser, Shane Golobic, Selzi, Madsen, Gravel, Gregg, Saldana, Shaw, Martin, Cunningham.

 

 

Daryn Pittman wins the thirty lap "A" Feature race at Southern Oregon Speedway, in Medford, OR).

Pittman of Owasso, OK, currently second in the WoO Sprint Car Series points race, raced from a front row start, took the lead on the fifth lap and never looked back, scoring his thirteenth WoO "A" Main victory of this season.

"I feel great. This is my 13th WoO win this year. The track was okay, but slick, sandy and dirty. I could pass on the bottom though. It's always good to finish well. You are always looking to win, but you never know how the next race ends. I want to thank Kasey Kahne Racing, all of my guys, all of our sponsors and all the fans for coming out. Our next race is Chico ("The Gold Cup Race of Champions" at Silver Dollar Speedway, Chico, CA) and I'm looking forward to it " said Pittman, who drives the Kasey Kahne Racing #9 Sprint. Pittman timed in eighth fast with a 12.862 second run, won the second Heat Race and earned a second place finish in the Dash.

Scoring yet another podium finish, Joey Saldana, who drives the Motter 71M yellow Sprint took the checkered behind Pittman for his second place finish.

"The track was sandy and slick. You sure didn't want to miss your groove, because you would just slide. We had a winning car tonight but were lucky to finish in second. We were good all night. I can't wait to get home on Monday though, to watch football all day. It's the fifth grade tackle football teams and the age three to six flag football teams, to cheer on our boys, said the very proud father, Saldana of Brownsburg, IN. Saldana is the current record holder of this season for setting fast times in qualifying, though tonight Saldana clocked in fourth fast, went on to finish in third in the first Heat Race and was sixth in the Dash.

Racing from a tenth place start, Paul McMahan raced into third with eleven laps to go, driving his red #51 sprint to capture his podium finish. McMahan clocked in seventh fast and took second place in the first Heat Race.

"The track was hard to pass on. I was able to race the inside line on some of the restarts. Racing down the front stretch I got a hold of Kraig's (Kinser) front wheel and he crashed. I am not happy about that or myself. The track was hard and slick, from Hot Laps, on. said McMahan of Nashville, TN.

"We should have been third." said Donny Schatz, the five time WoO Sprint Car Series Champion, who currently has a healthy lead in the points race in this 2014 season.

Schatz went on to say, "I just couldn't do anything on the bottom. I just did what we could do. I always have a positive approach at every track we race at. Tonight's race is over and I'm looking forward to our next race at the Silver Dollar race track in Chico, CA. Schatz of Fargo, ND, set fast time in qualifying, turning a 12.352 second time on this semi-banked, three - eighth's of a mile oval. Schatz took fourth in the first Heat Race and finished fifth in the Dash.

The "Hard Luck" story of the night, became apparent after Kraig Kinser of Bloomington, IN had a good run going, having clocked in fifth fast, finishing fourth in the second Heat Race and won the Dash, which earned him the pole start of the "A" Main.

K. Kinser led out the field to take the green flag, to score four laps in the lead, when the first caution flew out. It was a drag race restart between K. Kinser and Pittman, with Pittman taking the lead and K. Kinser now in second. These two teams held all at bay through the sixteenth lap. Another caution flew and this time at the restart Saldana raced by K. Kinser to take third. By the twentieth lap, five cautions had flown out. The very next lap, it was the red flag waving, stopping the race. K. Kinser racing in fourth, was clipped by McMahan racing on the front stretch and the next thing you saw was K. Kinser air-born, flipping just about, right in front of the start finish line. It was a hard landing with multiple damage to the Kinser 11K sprint, taking the car out of action. Fortunately, physically Kraig Kinser was okay but disappointment had to be high.

At race end, there were approximately seven yellow/red flags thrown at this event and no injuries reported.

Fifth place went to Brad Sweet (CA), followed by Jason Sides (TN), Kerry Madsen (AUS), Steve Kinser (IN), Jonathan Allard (CA), Cody Darrah (PA), DJ Netto (CA), David Gravel (CT), Austen Wheatley (WA), Kevin Smith (WA), Jonathan Jorgenson (WA), K. Kinser (IN), Shane Stewart (OK), Jason Solwold (WA), Brandon Mansfield (OR), Logan Schuchart (PA), Keith Bloom (OR), Jacob Allen (PA) Vern Wheeler (OR).

The Dash and Heat Race finishes, are as follows: Please note: All times, finishes, etc. are unofficial.

DASH: K. Kinser, Pittman, Darrah, S. Kinser, Schatz, Sides, Saldana, Allen.

Heat Races:

Heat #1: Sides, McMahan, Saldana, Schatz, Bloom, Smith, Jorgenson, Wheeler.

Heat #2: Pittman, Schuchart, S. Kinser, K. Kinser, Allard, Stewart, Madsen, Mansfield.l

Heat #3: Allen, Darrah, Netto, Solwold, Sweet, Gravel, Wheatley.

 

 

World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series

(Elma, WA, 09/01/2014) World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series took on the high banked three-tenth's of a mile dirt oval track at Elma, WA as Donny Schatz of Fargo, SD scored his sixth victory in a row, continuing to stretch out his lead in the points race looking for his sixth WoO Championship Title.

Schatz drives the STP #15 to almost perfection, having won 20 WoO Sprint Car races, thus far in this 2014 season, as he competes with this huge talented WoO Sprint Car Series.

"I could really move around. My car was awesome. I was trying to be cautious. The track was getting slick. At one point I thought I had a tire going down. We just take this one day at a time, trying to qualify good and do the best that we can. Steve (Kinser) drove a great race and also had a great finish. We race Lebanon, OR tomorrow night and it's a good track. We'll just keep doing the best that we can." said Schatz. Schatz set six quick in qualifying, won the third Heat Race and took third in the Dash.

Racing to the checkered flag in second was Cody Darrah, driving the Kasey Kahne Racing #4 Sprint.

"We had a good race. The track here, is fun. They do a good job getting this track in. I kept working out of desperation to get our car to the point. Our car was really great, and second place is good. We still have work to do. We have a great team. I have to thank everyone who have made this possible, Kasey Kahne Racing, all of my crew, all of our Sponsors and all the fans who turnout at our World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series events." said Darrah, of Red Lion,PA. Darrah qualified eleventh fast, won the second Heat Race and took second in the Dash.

Steve Kinser of Bloomington, IN, the "King" of the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series had an incredibly good night, qualified tenth fast, won his Heat Race, won the Dash , then led multiple laps in the "A" feature event and landed his podium finish, in third.

"We had a good night. Our car was good. The track seemed to be slick, so that became a factor for all of us. I'm happy to have earned this podium finish. You never know how it will work out, but I hope this will give us momentum. I thank all of my family, all of my team, all of our Sponsors and all the fans who have been there, throughout my career." said Steve Kinser

A really great night of racing for "Rookie" Driver, Logan Schuchart, who clocked in fifth fast in qualifying, finished fifth in his Heat Race, fourth in the Dash and finished sixth in the "A" Main.

Daryn Pittman of Owasso, OK, clocked in with a 11.973 second time, in qualifying for fast time of the night and the only driver to get down in the 11.000 second bracket then went on to cross the finish line in fourth tonight, with Shane Stewart also of Oklahoma, rounding out the top five.

As mentioned, Schuchart was sixth, followed by, Kerry Madsen (AUS), Henry Van Dam (WA), Joey Saldana (IN), Kraig Kinser (IN), Paul McMahan (TN), Jonathan Allard (CA), David Gravel (CT), Austen Wheatley (WA), Jason Solwold (WA), Brad Sweet (CA), Reece Goetz (WA), Jason Sides (TN), Matt Jensen (WA), Jonathan Jorgenson (WA), Allison Journey (WA), Mike Romig (WA), Kevin Smith (WA), Jacob Allen (PA), Trey Starks (WA).

"B" Main, the Dash and Heat Race finishes are as follows: (Please note: all times, finishes, etc. are unofficial)

B Main: Jacob Allen, Goetz, Smith, Journey, Romig, Barry Martinez (WA), Starks, Tayler Malsam (WA).

DASH: S. Kinser, Darrah, Schatz, Schuchart, Pittman, Madsen, Saldana, K. Kinser.

Heat Races (Top six finishers in each Heat Race transfer into the "A" Main):

Heat #1: S. KIinser, Pittman, Madsen, Van Dam, McMahan, Wheatley, Jensen, Smith, Romig.

Heat #2: Darrah, Saldana, Stewart, Gravel, Schuchart, Solwold, Allen, Starks, Journey.

Heat #3: Schatz, Sweet, K. Kinser, Allard, Sides, Jorgenson, Martinez, Goetz, Malsam.

 

 

Richardson Tames URSS in Hays

Steven Richardson has the hot hand at RPM Speedway in Hays Kansas as he won his second URSS feature event of the year on the 3/8 mile oval.

Russells Justin Schwien and Rookie Jeremy Huish would bring the fiels to the green with Schwien outgunning the youngster into turn on and leading the opening lap with Koby Walters in second, Huish third Zach Blurton fourth and 7th starting Richardson rounding out the top 5 after lap one.

Huish would make a strong move on lap three getting by both Walters and Schwien to take the lead. Richardson would move by Blurton on lap 5 and overtake Schwien for third on lap 7 and start putting pressure on Walters for the runner up spot which he would claim on lap 11.

Huish would continue to lead until lap 17 when Richardson would put a slide job on the youngster between turns one and two. Huish would return the favor in three and four only to have Richardson make it stick the following lap and would lead the rest of the 25 lap distance.

Zac Taylor would make a strong run to finish second as Josh Fairbanlk would also pass Huish on the last lap to bring home show honors, Huish forth and Koby Walters rounding out the top ten.

Richardson would also earn the Keizer Wheels Hard charger award moving from his seventh starting position to win.

1. Steven Richardson 2. Zac Taylor 3. Josh Fairbank 4. Koby Walters 5. Jeremy Huish 6. Zach Blurton 7. Keefe Hemel 8. Barry Crane 9. Tyler Knight 10. Jed Werner 11. John Webster 12. Cody Caldwell 13. Greg Reiners 14. Brandon Sprott 15. DNF Justin Schwein 16. DNF Kirby Hagans 17. DNF Shawn Radcliffe 18. DNF Rick Salem 19. DNS Jared Kern

Heat Race Winners 1. Zach Blurton 2. Steven Richardson 3. Keefe Hemel

 

 

EWSC Championship Night winners Matt Jackson, Kyle Marten, Eric Scribner, Mike Montie, & Mitch McGrath. Champions Brian Gilles (Grand Nationals), McGrath (Baileigh Industrial Late Models), Tim Haddy (Professional Plating Inc 360's), Cody Schroeder (Defaut Auto Sportmods), and Ralph Liegeois Jr. (Sport Fours)

Saturday, August 30th, Manitowoc WI. - Mother Nature tried her best to prevent EWSC Championship Night from happening, but a dedicated track crew along with a few volunteers from a Grand National team worked the track back into racing shape. The final Professional Plating Inc 360 Sprints Challenge Series Night with the sprintcars qualifying, and several points battles still undecided, it promised to be a great night of racing. We would like to thank Waldo Oil for being the trophy sponsor, and for all the work they do with local race drivers.

GRAND NATIONALS

The final Grand National feature of 2014 led off the nights main events, with 21 Kevin Lubach (Elkhart Lake), 8j Matt Jackson (Sheboygan), 7s Tim Simon (Fon du Lac), 98 Kevin Naidl (Reedsville), 10 Roger Lee (Wind Lake) and 69t Tim Thompson (Campbellsport) filling out the top 3 rows. Jackson ran out to the early lead, with Lubach and Lee in tow, but yellow flew on Lap 2 for 22 Daniel Dugan (Manitowoc) spinning out in Turn 2, while Simon pitted for repairs. Jackson led Lee, Lubach, and 42 Pat Marcott (Germantown). The green was short lived as Marcott spun on Lap 3, and after the yellow flag came out there was contact deeper in the field between 93 Daniel Schumacher and 37L Brad Lubach (Elkhart Lake), sending Lubach to the pits for a quick repair and back to the rear of the field, where Simon joined him as he returned after going a lap down. This time Jackson led Lee, K. Lubach, 34 Steven Weber (Plymouth) and Thompson back to green. While Jackson and Lee continued their battle for the lead, Schumacher and 37 Ryan Minster (Sheboygan) moved in to challenge for a spot in the top 5. At the mid point it was still Jackson, Lee, K. Lubach, Thompson, Weber, Schumacher, Minster, 7 Brian Gilles (Plymouth), Simon, and Naidl. Caution came out for the final time on Lap 12 as Schumacher spun on the backstretch with Minster getting a bit of contact and having to pit for repair, pitting also was the 27s of John “Hootie” Stanton (Beaver Dam) , done for the evening with fuel issues. Under green again, Lee put a huge move on Jackson, but Jackson continued to hold him off and crossed the line for the win. Lee, Thompson, Gilles, K. Lubach, Naidl, B. Lubach, Marcott, and 9 Seth Hoeffner (Manitowoc) followed him across, with Hoeffner picking up 8 positions for Hard Charger.

HEAT 1 - 1, Roger Lee. 2, Kevin Naidl. 3, Brian Gilles. 4, Nick Strobbe. 5, Daniel Schumacher. 6, Steven Weber. 7, Ben Konen. 8, Daniel Duggan. 9, Ryan Minster. 10, Erik Turner.

HEAT 2 - 1, Tim Thompson. 2, Kevin Lubach. 3, Matt Jackson. 4, Tim Simon. 5, Brad Lubach. 6, John Stanton. 7, Travis Moehring. 8, Justin Brown. 9, Seth Hoeffner.

A FEATURE - 1, Ryan Minster. 2, Travis Moehring. 3, Erik Turner. 4, Tim Simon. 5, Ben Konen. 6, Daniel Duggan. 7, John Stanton. 8, Justin Brown. 9, Matt Jackson. 10, Roger Lee. 11, Tim Thompson. 12, Brian Gilles. 13, Kevin Lubach. 14, Kevin Naidl. 15, Steven Weber. 16, Brad Lubach. 17, Nick Strobbe. 18, Seth Hoeffner. 19, Daniel Schumacher.

PROFESSIONAL PLATING INC. 360 SPRINTCARS

The Professional Plating Inc. 360 Sprints feature were pushed out by their crews and as the field assembled, 6k Kurt Davis (West Allis), 15m Justin Miller (Plymouth), 24 Scott Conger (Eagle), 12w Josh Walter (Sheboygan Falls), 21t TJ Luedke (Plymouth), 4 Paul Pokorski (West Bend) made up the first three rows of the main event. Once the sprints were lined up and took the green, Davis flew out front while Miller and Walter tried to chase him down. Kyle Marten (Sheboygan Falls) in the 99 started working through the field quickly and four laps in broke into the top 5. Caution flew on Lap 7 for debris on the track, and going back to green it was Davis, Miller, Walter, Marten, Pokorski, and 25 Danny Schlafer (Sussex). Two laps later both Marten and Schlafer pulled into 2nd & 3rd, while 26 Al Schlafer (Sussex) was slicing through traffic from his 17th starting position. Just before halfway, caution flew for Davis and 7y Mitchell Yurmanovich (Cascade) who got together in Turn 4, the 00 () also pitted and returned while Davis and 96 would be finished for the evening. The incident left the running order as Marten, D. Schlafer, Miller, Pokorski, Conger, Luedke, Walter, 2c Chris Clayton, and 21h Tim Haddy (Waupan). Danny made his way around Miller, and a few laps later so did Pokorski, pushing Miller back to 4th. The final yellow flag came out on Lap 24 as 08 John Krebsbach (Cascade) and 53a Spyder Akright (Sheboygan Falls) got together in Turn 4, with both drivers being done for the night. The lineup for the 6 lap dash to the finish showed Marten out front, with Danny Schlafer, Miller, Pokorski, Luedke, and Conger, and under green Pokorski and Miller continued to swap positions all the way to the finish. Marten held off Schlafer for the win, followed by Pokorski, Miller, Conger, Haddy, 30 Doug Wondra, Luedke, Yurmanovich, and Al Schlafer. Hard Charger to Marten and Al Schlafer picking up 7 spots each.

HEAT 1 - 1, Randy Sippel. 2, Kurt Davis. 3, Doug Wondra. 4, Kyle Marten. 5, Josh Walter. 6, Al Schlafer. 7, Dannon Tessmer.

HEAT 2 - 1, Danny Schlafer. 2, Mitchell Yurmanovich. 3, Kevin Seidler. 4, Paul Pokorski. 5, Scott Conger. 6, Samantha Portschy. 7, Josh Teunissen.

HEAT 3 - 1, Chris Clayton. 2, Spyder Akright. 3, Tim Haddy. 4, Travis Luedke. 5, Justin Miller. 6, John Krebsbach.

A FEATURE - 1, Kyle Marten. 2, Danny Schlafer. 3, Paul Pokorski. 4, Justin Miller. 5, Scott Conger. 6, Tim Haddy. 7, Doug Wondra. 8, Travis Luedke. 9, Mitchell Yurmanovich. 10, Al Schlafer. 11, Randy Sippel. 12, Chris Clayton. 13, Dannon Tessmer. 14, Samantha Portschy. 15, Kevin Seidler. 16, John Krebsbach. 17, Spyder Akright. 18, Josh Walter. 19, Josh Teunissen. 20, Kurt Davis.

DEFAUT AUTO SPORTMODS

The Defaut Auto Sportmod feature made its way to the track with 63b Jesse Brey (Two Rivers) on the pole, and 19w Cory Wegner (Neenah), 34 Cody Eickberg (Plymouth), 25 Travis Arenz (Sheboygan) and 22b Brandon Berth (Cascade) filling out the top 6. Brey ran out to the early lead, with Berth challenging Eickberg for 2nd. Yellow flew at Lap 4 for a spin by Jared Rautmann (Plymouth), who joined at the rear of the field for the restart. Brey led Berth, Eickberg, and 17x Eric Scribner (Kiel) back to green, but yellow came out again a lap later. This time it was a spin by 96 Brian Konitzer (Sheboygan) spinning unassisted in Turn 2, he also went to the rear for the restart. Brey led Berth and Eickberg back to the green again, but this time Scribner got a great start and charged around them both for 2nd. Caution flew once again after the midway point was reached, this time it was Arenz who spun in Turn 2, and rejoined at the rear. Scribner led the field back to green but that only lasted a lap as Konitzer spun again, this time in Turn 4, and his second unassisted spin put him in the pits, done for the evening. Scribner led Brey and 20 Cody Schroeder (Manitowoc) to the green, after Schroeder quietly worked his way through traffic to challenge Brey. With 5 laps remaining it was Scribner, Schroeder, Brey, Eickberg, Berth and 2k Rick Kretschmann (Sheboygan Falls). Rolling under checkers it was Scribner for the win, with Schroeder, Berth, Eickberg, Brey, Kretschmann, and Arenz. Scribner and Schroeder shared Hard Charger honors picking up 8 spots apiece.

HEAT 1 - 1, Cody Schroeder. 2, Brian Reif. 3, Brandon Berth. 4, Kelsy Hayes. 5, Cory Wegner. 6, Brian Konitzer. 7, Jason Schilling. 8, Jarred Rautmann.

HEAT 2 - 1, Eric Scribner. 2, Rick Kretschmann. 3, Cody Eickberg. 4, Travis Arenz. 5, Jesse Brey. 6, Bradley Ruh. 7, Justin Bauer.

A FEATURE - 1, Eric Scribner. 2, Cody Schroeder. 3, Brandon Berth. 4, Cody Eickberg. 5, Jesse Brey. 6, Rick Kretschmann. 7, Travis Arenz. 8, Brian Reif. 9, Kelsy Hayes. 10, Cory Wegner. 11, Bradley Ruh. 12, Jason Schilling. 13, Justin Bauer. 14, Jarred Rautmann. 15, Brian Konitzer.

SPORT FOURS

The front row of the Sport 4 feature showed the 43 of Scott Brendel on the pole, and 27f Tony Fletcher (Greenleaf), 55 Brian Chiminatti (Manitowoc) and 7p Cody Pankow (Lomira) showing the rest of the top 4. The 3g of Branden Goeser (Chilton) came through traffic to lead the first lap, but brought out a caution a moment later as the car broke coming off Turn 4, and would be finished for the night. Ben Meyerhofer (Menasha) in the 07m inherited the lead and was challenged immediately by 76 Mike Montie (Abrams) and 22jr Ralph Liegeois Jr (Oconto). Montie moved around Meyerhofer for the lead on Lap 3, while the 7m Chris Maas (Oakfield) moved into the top 5. Montie held off Meyerhofer for the win, with Liegeois, Maas, and Pankow rounding out the top 5.

HEAT 1 - 1, Ralph Liegeois Jr. 2, Branden Goeser. 3, Ben Meyerhofer. 4, Chris Maas. 5, Mike Montie. 6, Cody Pankow. 7, Brian Chiminatti. 8, Tony Fletcher. 9, Scott Brendel.

A FEATURE - 1, Mike Montie. 2, Ben Meyerhofer. 3, Ralph Liegeois Jr. 4, Chris Maas. 5, Cody Pankow. 6, Brian Chiminatti. 7, Tony Fletcher. 8, Scott Brendel. 9, Branden Goeser.

BAILEIGH INDUSTRIAL LATE MODELS

The Baileigh Industrial Late Model field was led to the track by polesitter d7 Diamond Jim Letizia (Milwaukee), 18 Nick Cochart (Casco), 7b Tim Buhler (Glenbeulah), 8 Bob Cullen (Chilton), 97 Justin Schmidt (Cleveland) and 6 Tony Peterson (Big Bend). Several drivers, including 19t Dave Thomas (Milwaukee), 38s Scott Haugstad (Plymouth), and 81 Troy Springborn (Shawano) had to scratch from the event due to various issues. Letizia ran out to the first lap lead, but Buhler made a fantastic move and took the point a lap later. Lap 4 produced the first caution of the event as the 7 of Joel Bennett died on the frontstretch and had to be pushed off. Buhler led the field back to green, only to be slowed a lap later as 57m Eric Michaels (Cleveland) spinning out in Turn 4. Buhler led 74m Mitch McGrath (Waukesha), Cullen, Letizia, and Justin Schmidt back to the green, only to be slowed down by caution on Lap 7 for a spin by Cullen. This time Buhler led the restart, but McGrath used the high line to get around him and capture the lead, while Jim Schmidt substituting in the 70 ran door to door with Justin in the 97. At halfway it was McGrath, Buhler, Justin Schmidt, Jim Schmidt and Jim Letizia. McGrath held on for the victory, and was followed across by Buhler, Jim Schmidt, Justin Schmidt, Peterson, and Cochart. McGrath picked up 8 spots, while Jim picked up 7.

HEAT 1 - 1, Schueffner Racing (Jim Schmidt). 2, Mitch McGrath. 3, Bob Cullen. 4, Tim Buhler. 5, James Letizia. 6, Eric Michaels.

HEAT 2 - 1, Turk Letizia. 2, Tony Peterson. 3, Justin Schmidt. 4, Nick Cochart. 5, Scott Haugstad. 6, Dave Thomas.

A FEATURE - 1, Mitch McGrath. 2, Tim Buhler. 3, Schueffner (Jim Schmidt). 4, Justin Schmidt. 5, Tony Peterson. 6, Nick Cochart. 7, Bob Cullen. 8, Turk Letizia. 9, James Letizia. 10, Eric Michaels. 11, Joel Bennett. 12, Dave Thomas (DNS). 13, Scott Haugstad (DNS).

 

 

Wilson takes Night One of the SOS Labour Day Classic Weekend

By Clayton Johns

BRIGHTON – Rick Wilson (No.42W Riverside Bar & Grill) and Keith Dempster (No.5 Renway Energy) brought the 21-car Southern Ontario Sprints field to life for the 25-lap feature presented by Sanderson’s Tire and Automotive. Wilson jumped out to the early lead and had Dempster in tow as both cars ran the cushion. Third-place starter Glenn Styres (No.0 Case IH) got in to the mix early.

The first caution of the night came on lap two when Mike Ferrell (No.15 Four Wide Designs) spun in turn four. On the ensuing restart, the top-three held form but Mitch Brown (No.10B Pro-Fit Health Club) stole the fourth spot from Jamie Turner (No.11T Hank’s Discount Smokes).

Following a second caution on lap six for a Frank Baranowski (No.66 OTR Filters) spin, Brown dropped to the bottom lane. He used the inside line to get by Styres for third.

Another caution on lap nine for a spinning Jim Munsie (No.9 RBM Carriers) slowed the field, but led to a 10-lap green flag run that saw race leader Wilson get in to lapped traffic.

Wilson got in to some dicey situations that eliminated a 15 car-length lead. After Brown squeezed by Dempster for second, he tracked down Wilson’s No.42W among the traffic. Just as Brown was poised to make the pass for the lead, the fourth and final caution of the race was displayed for a tire barrier that was brought on the track in turn one.

Brown muscled everything he had at Wilson through the final six laps, but the ‘Joyceville Jet’ was perfect in clean air. Brown worked the bottom side of the track well and held off point leader Styres for the second spot. The victory was Wilson’s first with the SOS since 2012.

Defending champion Chris Jones (No.11J Jones Automotive) made a late pass around Dempster for fourth, capping an impressive and methodical run from the eighth starting spot.

Tyler Rand was the hard charger in the field, advancing 12 spots from his 19th starting position to finish seventh.

Wilson, Styres, and Brown won Wiseco Pistons qualifying heat races.

Dream Come True Dash

Earlier in the night, four drivers competed in the Dream Come True four-lap dash. The four drivers in the race had yet to pick up a checkered flag in a sprint car. A first-time winner was guaranteed.

Brad Lodge (No.2 RBM Carriers) grabbed the early lead from his pole starting position. Shawn Sliter (No.71s) charged to the front, and battled with Lodge for the point. Following a lap two restart, Sliter got the advantage off of turn four and used the cushion to power around Lodge at the white flag. Sliter led the final lap to claim his first sprint car checkered flag.

SOS Set for Night Two of Classic Weekend

The Southern Ontario Sprints return to action at Brighton Speedway for the final points race of the season on Sunday, August 31 to decide the 2014 championship. Glenn Styres enters night two of the Ultramar CST Labour Day Classic weekend as the point leader, with Mitch Brown in striking distance. Racing begins at 6:00pm.

ULTRAMAR CST Labour Day Classic Weekend Night One presented by Sanderson’s Tire and Automotive

ENTRIES 0 Glenn Styres – Ohsweken, Ont. 01 Kyle Fraser – White Lake, Ont. 2 Brad Lodge – Stouffville, Ont. 5 Keith Dempster – Alton, Ont. 9 Jim Munsie – Pickering, Ont. 9nz Havard Daniels – Auckland, NZ 10 Bob Crawford – Sutton, Ont. 10b Mitch Brown – Brantford, Ont. 11j Chris Jones – Picton, Ont. 11t Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre, Ont. 15 Mike Ferrell – London, Ont. 15aw April Wilson – Joyceville, Ont. 19 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre, Ont. 25 Warren Mahoney – Lefroy, Ont. 42w Rick Wilson – Joyceville, Ont. 57 Charlie Sandercock – Carrying Place, Ont. 66 Frank Baranowski – Mount Hope Ont. 67 Chris Durand – Port Stanley, Ont. 71s Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne, Ont. 84 Tyler Rand – Picton, Ont. 98 Paul Pekkonen – Brockville, Ont.

RESULTS

HEAT 1 (8 Laps – Top 3 Redraw) 1. 42w Rick Wilson (1) 2. 5 Keith Dempster (3) 3. 19 Cory Turner (2) 4. 98 Paul Pekkonen (4) 5. 57 Charlie Sandercock (7) 6. 71s Shawn Sliter (5) 7. 84 Tyler Rand (6)

HEAT 2 (8 Laps – Top 3 Redraw) 1. 0 Glenn Styres (3) 2. 11j Chris Jones (1) 3. 11t Jamie Turner (4) 4. 67 Chris Durand (6) 5. 9nz Havard Daniels (7) 6. 25 Warren Mahoney (5) 7. 66 Frank Baranowski (2)

HEAT 3 (8 Laps – Top 3 Redraw) 1. 10b Mitch Brown (4) 2. 2 Brad Lodge (1) 3. 01 Kyle Fraser (3) 4. 15 Mike Ferrell (2) 5. 15aw April Wilson (7) 6. 10 Bob Crawford (5) 7. 9 Jim Munsie (6)

DREAM COME TRUE DASH (4 Laps – Previously Winless Drivers) 1. 71s Shawn Sliter (3) 2. 2 Brad Lodge (1) 3. 19 Cory Turner (4) 4. 15 Mike Ferrell (2)

A-MAIN (25 Laps – [Starting Position]) 1. 42W Rick Wilson (1) 2. 10B Mitch Brown (5) 3. 0 Glenn Styres (3) 4. 11J Chris Jones (8) 5. 5 Keith Dempster (2) 6. 57 Charlie Sandercock (13) 7. 84 Tyler Rand (19) 8. 11T Jamie Turner (6) 9. 25 Warren Mahoney (17) 10. 19 Cory Turner (7) 11. 71s Shawn Sliter (16) 12. 98 Paul Pekkonen (10) 13. 15AW April Wilson (15) 14. 10C Bob Crawford (18) 15. 01 Kyle Fraser (9) 16. 2 Brad Lodge (4) 17. 9NZ Havard Daniels (14) 18. 9 Jim Munsie (21) 19. 15 Mike Ferrell (12) 20. 66 Frank Baranowski (20) 21. 67 Chris Durand (11)

The Southern Ontario Sprints 2014 season is proudly presented by Speedway Motors, Wiseco Pistons, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum, Imagefactor.ca Motorsport Designs and Photography, Kreitz Oval Track Parts, Canadian Motorsports Expo, Sanderson’s Tire and Automotive, and OnDirtRacingNews.com.

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Photos courtesy of Rod Henderson, www.canadianracer.com.

 

 

COLTON SLACK DOMINATES ROUND

(8-25-14) Sacramento, Ca, round 8 of ten with the Joe Hunt Magnetos series saw a new face win in 2014 for the third time in his career Colton Slack picked up the cross checkers on lap 25 to be the fourth different winner in 2014 with the Joe Hunt campaign. 17 stout cars signed into the fastest 3/8 clay oval the Petaluma speedway. To set the night off series point leader the guy from Gilroy, Ca with the nickname the cerebral assassin Tommy Laliberte was quick time. Second quick Chase Johnson. Third quick Rick James of Avon, Indiana. Fourth quick Joe Stornetta jr. Rounding the top five Terry Schank.

Heat race number one saw pole sitter Trevor Schmid pick up the win over Jason Mclntosh. Third Klint Simpson. Fourth Tommy Laliberte. Fifth Terry Schank. Sixth Rick James. Seventh Cody Fendley. Eighth Jeremy Newberry former line men or the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders.

Heat race number two had Colton Slack on the pole and checking out to pick up heat race number two win. Second Bob Newberry. Third Shane Myhre from seventh. Fourth Marcus Hardina. Fifth Chase Johnson. Sixth Sparky Howard. Seventh Ryon Siverling. DNF Joe Stornetta Jr. DNF Gary Nelson Jr.

Trophy dash once again had Colton Slack on top of the charts earning him the pole of the` feature event event. Second Tommy Laliberte. Third Trevor Schmid. Fourth Bob Newberry Fifth Marcus Hardina. And DNF pole sitter Jason Mclntosh.

With cold weather and wet track conditions the guy to beat was going to be the guy with the preferred pole starting spot and Colton Slack had the golden ticket after winning his heat race and fast car dash it was his race to win. Leading from start to finish and at one point before lap 21 yellow Slack had a five second lead over Tommy Laliberte. At the end of the race it was all Colton Slack who dominated the night and picked up his first win in 2014. Second Tommy Laliberte. Third Klint Simpsonn. Fourth Terry Schank from 12th. Fifth Trevor Schmid. Sixth Chase Johnson. Seventh Shane Myhre. Eighth Jason Mclntosh After pulling off the track early in the race to recover a well-deserved top ten finish. Ninth Sparky Howard. Tenth Jeremy Newberry. Eleventh Cody Fendley putting together a strong weekend for the rookie driver. Twelfth Avon, Indianas Rick James who was running fourth on lap 21 until un fortunate mechanical mishap took place for car number 3F. Thirteenth was Marcus Hardina who pulled into the infield on lap 19. Fourteenth Bob Newberry who made contact with Rick James on lap 5 would not have enough time to get the Chris Magoon owned 77 back out for the remaining 20 laps. Fifteenth Ryon Siverling who retired the 77X within the first three laps in a main competition. Motor issues for both Joe Stornetta Jr. and Gary Nelson Jr. would not allow the two contenders to perform in the a main event.

Only two events left in the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Shootout Series next event will be Wednesday September third during the 60th annual Gold Cup Race of Champions. And the season finale will be at the Petaluma Speedway on October 11. For more Information visit HTTPS://www.JoeHuntMagnetosWinglessSprints.com

The Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Shootout Series would like to thank its sponsors in 2014; A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Kevin Sharrah Designs and Dirt Solutions.

 

 

NT Title to McIver
After a difficult weekend prior during the Darwin 360 Sprintcar Title, local Jason McIver last weekend at Darwin’s Northline Speedway managed to bounce back to clinch the HB Concrete supported Northern Territory Title.
In what was the finale of the annual Top End Challenge, which was held over two weekends comprising of both the Darwin and Northern Territory Titles, McIver finished on a high by dominating the feature race.
What made McIver’s win more satisfying was the fact that he was able to defeat current Australian 360 Sprintcar Champion and the previous weekend’s Darwin Title winner Chad Ely in second and consistent local Ben Atkinson in third. The podium in the NT Title was a true reflection of the two weekends, with all three drivers being consistently the fastest drivers.
In the NT Title deciding feature race, McIver, who had started from position four, had to fight his way to the front with the likes of Atkinson and Danny Porter. Just after the halfway mark of the 30-lap event, McIver moved into the lead. Once out in front, he was able to dictate the pace and went on to score a convincing win.
Despite the best efforts of Ely, he was unable to deny McIver of back-to-back NT Title wins. After he had started from position eight, due to some tough runs earlier in the weekend, Ely fought hard but in the end had to settle for second.
Atkinson completed the podium in third. Guest driving in the NT # 99 Peter McIver-owned car, Atkinson showed his class through his consistency.
Porter finished just off the podium in fourth ahead of Daniel Evans (SA), Ed Trutwin (WA), Nick Halkitis (NT), Mark King (NT), Zac Farrer (Vic), Steven Ling (NT) and the final finisher David Ling (NT).
Dale Griffin (NT), Tim Woolfe (NT), Yoshi King (NT) and Jed Bell (SA) were unable to reach the finish. The latter crashed out of contention early on in the feature race aboard the NT # 77 Jason McIver-owned car.
Earlier in the night, Evans topped the time sheets in qualifying, and the heat-race wins were shared between Farrer, Bell, Atkinson and Porter.
The previous night, the 20-lap preliminary feature race went the way of Atkinson. The impressive Evans and Farrer completed the podium in second and third place respectively. Evans had led a lot of the preliminary feature race, but was passed on the final lap by Atkinson for the win.
McIver set the pace in the early stages of the preliminary feature race, but crashed out when he collided with a spun lapped car. This handed the lead over to Evans, but a hard charging Atkinson denied him of a maiden win with a last-lap pass.
Another of the leading casualties in the preliminary feature race was Ely, who rode the wall on the second lap and flipped over. Ely emerged OK from the crash, and was able to repair the car for the second and final night.
The beginning of the night saw Farrer set the fastest qualifying lap. In the heat-race action, Yoshi King, Evans, Farrer and McIver picked up wins.
The NT 360 Sprintcars would like to thank HB Concrete and Cadillac Transport, for their support throughout the Top End Challenge.
To find out more about the Top End Challenge, visit www.nt360sprintcars.com.au or contact Jason McIver on 0408 818 544.

 

Jared Zimbardi Runs to Freedom Feature Victory for Third Straight Patriot Sprint Tour Win

Rich Vleck, DELEVAN, NY, (August 29, 2014)- Jared Zimbardi started racing a sprint car at the Freedom Speedway and since then has built up an impressive resume, but not until Friday Night had he won there.

Zimbardi, originally of Little Valley, NY and now residing in Bradford, PA, led all 25 laps of the first Patriot Sprint Tour event at the Freedom Speedway since 2009 to score his seventh PST win of the year, his third in a row.

“The Juice” drew the third starting spot for the feature, but inherited the pole when Ohio’s Jared Horstman suffered a flat tire on the parade laps and had to forfeit his front row position. On the initial start, Zimbardi moved out to a healthy lead while Chuck Hebing made a thrilling move to go from fourth to second by the completion of the opening circuit.

After a lap three caution for Steve Glover slowing, Hebing took a bid for the lead heading in to turn one, but it was clear that the No. 35 was too solid on the night. One more restart just before half way was just as flawless for Zimbardi as he pulled away early and was able to drive hard in to the corner, drive through the middle of the apex and pull off the bottom of the track to lap up to 10th place.

As Zimbardi was pulling away, Chuck Hebing ran comfortably in second with no competitors around for much of the feature. The finish was the fifth top-2 for “Cobra” in as many PST races in 2014.

The battle for third was focus over the second-half of the race. Rookie Dane Lorenc commanded the position for much of the race but in the final few laps, Kyle Drum, who won the Patriot event at Freedom back in 2003, would move by to complete the podium. Drum’s No. 47 came in to contact with Steve Collins’ No. 67 just before halfway while the two were battling for fourth. The contact would break the left front of Collins’ car while Drum was able to continue on.

Scott Kreutter started back in 15th place but got to fourth as he was able to get in to the top 10 quickly and was in the top five before halfway. As the 2012 champion moved forward, the 2012 Rookie of the Year came with him as Steven Hutchinson Jr. came from 10th to finish fifth for the first top five in his young career.

Dane Lorenc would slide back from third to sixth in the final three circuits, but that was still good enough for his best career PST America Finish. Dave Just fell back early but drove back up to finish seventh, while Don Adamczyk and Scott Just were eighth and ninth, respectively. Jared Horstman, who smacked the wall hard on lap six while moving through the field would get back up to round out the top 10.

A total of 20 sprint cars filled the pits on a night when the grandstands were all packed. Heat wins went to Hebing, Lorenc and Dave Just. Derek Jonathan scored his first career Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame Dash Win.

For More Information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Results: 8/29/14, Freedom Speedway, Delevan, NY.

A-Main (25 Laps)- 1. Jared Zimbardi (35), 2. Chuck Hebing (45), 3. Kyle Drum (47), 4. Scott Kreutter (10B), 5. Steven Hutchinson Jr. (2), 6. Dane Lorenc (00), 7. Dave Just (54J), 8. Don Adamczyk (21), 9. Scott Just (54JR), 10. Jared Horstman (17), 11. Brad Knab (38), 12. Derek Jonathan (81), 13. Joe McEwen (44), 14. Jake Muench (14), 15. Stan Zanchin (94), 16. Devin Litwiler (07), 17. Jeremy Barnard (86), 18. Tyler Graves (25G), 19. Steve Collins (67), 20. Steve Glover (121).

Lap Leaders- Zimbardi 1-25.

Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame (4 Laps)- 1. Derek Jonathan (81), 2. Steven Hutchinson Jr. (2), 3. Stan Zanchin (94), 4. Brad Knab (38), 5. Scott Just (54JR), 6. Jake Muench (14).

Heats (8 Laps Each)-

Race 1: Hebing, Adamczyk, Collins, Zanchin, Knab, Kreutter, McEwen

Race 2: Lorenc, Horstman, Drum, Hutchinson, Barnard, Barnard, Graves, Litwiler.

Race 3: D. Just, Zimbardi, Jonathan, S. Just, Muench, Glover.

 

 

Teenage Rookie Dane Lorenc Masters McKean County for First Career Patriot Sprint Tour Win

Rich Vleck, EAST SMETHPORT, PA, (August 30, 2014)- Three weeks ago, the thought of rookie Dane Lorenc battling for a win would have been hard for many to believe, but after a number of terrific races in August, the teenager officially staked his claim in the sprint car world.

Lorenc, of Lancaster, NY, led all 25 laps of the Patriot Sprint Tour feature at McKean County Raceway to claim his first career sprint car win. The rookie had a great car, but had to hold off PST Champion Jared Zimbardi to score the win.

“I knew (Zimbardi) was breathing right down my neck,” stated Lorenc in Victory Lane. “It was slick out there and it was tough in lapped traffic. I can’t believe it.”

For the second night in a row, Lorenc scored a heat race win, which he parlayed in to the pole position for the feature via the redraw. Despite Zimbardi starting to his outside, Lorenc got a good pull on the start and was able to get in front of the No. 35. Zimbardi tried to answer back entering turn one and nearly made contact with the No. 00 before backing out of the throttle.

Lorenc would stretch out his advantage until lap nine when the only caution of the feature appeared for a single-car spin. Lorenc was again solid on the start and would regain a healthy lead until he hit the lapped traffic. Zimbardi would run the rookie back down and was ready to pounce on any slight bobble. But that would never come.

The closest call came on lap 22 when Lorenc had to back out of the throttle in turn four when the car in front of him ran through the infield. Lorenc would remain steady and drive around the lapped machine on the outside.

“(Lorenc) was better in clean air and then we got to lapped traffic and the kid didn’t make a mistake,” stated Zimbardi after the race. “That’s what won him the race.”

Lorenc would quick to thank his dad and his new crew man after the race. The win put a punctuation mark on the last three weeks, an impressive stretch of races for the youngster which included three other podium finishes.

Lorenc joins Shayne Ely and Blake and Bobby Breen as the only drivers to win at Patriot Sprint Tour feature in their rookie season.

It was a bitter-sweet runner-up finish for Zimbardi. Even though his run would lock up his second-straight PST America Championship, he really wanted to score a win in front of his hometown crowd for the first time. Because “The Juice” won both the PST America and PST Canada Titles, he will now capture $15,000 cash in championship funds.

Bryan Howland had a solid car driving from sixth to third on a very even McKean County Raceway. Howland made a strong move to get to third on the lap 10 restart and would have liked to have more restarts later in the race.

For the second-straight night, Scott Kreutter came home in fourth place. Kreutter a winner at McKean County in 2012, was just happy to have better results than back in May when mechanical issues kept him from starting that A-Main at MCR.

Jared Horstman made a late-race pace on Steve Collins to round out the top five in his first start at McKean. Collins was sixth, while Steven Hutchinson Jr. was seventh to continue his legacy of great Labor Day Weekend results. Kyle Drum drove up to eighth while Tyler Graves finished ninth after winning his first career Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame. Don Adamczyk rounded out the top 10.

Heat wins on the night went to Lorenc, Zimbardi and Hutchinson, with Hutchinson claiming a heat win for the first time. For more information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Results: 8/30/14, McKean County Raceway, East Smethport, PA.

A-Main (25 Laps)- 1. Dane Lorenc (00), 2. Jared Zimbardi (35), 3.Bryan Howland (51), 4. Scott Kreutter (10B), 5. Jared Horstman (17), 6. Steve Collins (67), 7. Steven Hutchinson Jr. (2), 8. Kyle Drum (47), 9. Tyler Graves (25G), 10. Don Adamczyk (21), 11. Dave Just (54J), 12. Brad Knab (38), 13. Joe McEwen (44), 14. Scott Just (54JR), 15. Derek Jonathan (81), 16. Dennis Wagner (38o), 17. Jake Muench (14), 18. Devin Litwiler (07), 19. Jeremy Barnard (86).

Lap Leaders- Lorenc 1-25.

Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame (4 Laps)- 1. Tyler Graves (25G), 2. Dave Just (54J), 3. Kyle Drum (47), 4. Brad Knab (38), 5. Don Adamczyk (21), 6. Scott Just (54JR).

Heats (8 Laps Each)-

Race 1: Lorenc, Howland, Graves, Drum, Knab, Muench, Litwiler.

Race 2: Zimbardi, Jonathan, Collins, S. Just, Adamczyk, Wagner.

Race 3: Hutchinson, Kreutter, Horstman, D. Just, McEwen, Barnard.

Patriot Sprint Tour America Point Standigns (Top 10)- Zimbardi 1982, Collins 1732, D. Just 1685, Knab 1683, Kreutter 1609, S. Just 1604, Lorenc 1595, Jonathan 1586, Graves 1475, Howland 1268.

Four Laps of Fame Dash Series Standings (Top Five)- D. Just 26, Knab 22, Polyak 17, Jonathan 15, Evans and Brown 14.

Hard Charger of the Season Standings (Top Five)- Kreutter 34, Polyak and Lorenc 31, Glover 27, Zimbardi and S. Just 25.

 

 

Marysville Raceway Park

By Bob Burbach

Dozier in high-side ride to the front!

Marysville, CA. Marysville’s Brandon Dozier put on a clinic while winning the MRP Winged 360 Sprint Car feature event Saturday night at Marysville Raceway Park. Sacramento’s Tim Sherman, likewise, roared through the field to virtually cement his first title in the Wingless 360 companion feature. Cortney Dozier claimed another trophy in the MRP Super Stock class as Olivehurst’s Eddie Hammett took another trophy home in the MRP Hobby Stock closer. Bay area dwarf car driver Shawn Jones rode the top to a convincing win in the Nor Cal Dwarf Car feature as well.

It was Yuba City Scrap and Steel’s Ice Cream Night at the Races and the largest crowd of the summer was on hand with some 64 cars entered.

In one of the most daring drives in MRP Winged 360 Sprint Car history Brandon Dozier came from tenth starting position, took it to the early leaders and made a late race pass on bay area sprint car star Alissa Geving for the win.

Geving was a rocket from her front row start and seemed headed for her first victory at MRP. Geving is a three time sprint champion at the Petaluma Speedway. Dozier, however, started tenth after a dismal qualifying effort earlier in the evening.

The early laps featured an up-front dice between championship point leader John Michael Bunch, Geving and recent feature event winner Heath Hall of Oroville. While that was going on Brandon Dozier plowed through the cushion and picked off car after car on his way to the front.

He arrived in fourth position when Rookie of the Year candidate Jeremy Hawes appeared to have a suspension failure as he accelerated off of turn four midway in the event. Hawes’ car was destroyed during the heavy, head on impact with the wall. Hawes limped away from the vicious crash, but seemed otherwise unhurt.

At the restart it was Geving, Bunch, Hall and Brandon Dozier at the front. In turn one after the new green Hall and Bunch spun to a stop in turn one. This melee opened the door for Dozier to challenge Geving. It turned out to be a spectacular one-hundred mile per hour joust to the finish. Dozier passed Geving with six to go only to be re-passed on the back stretch by Geving. Dozier again shot by Geving with an almost frightening move one lap later and sailed on from there to the checkers.

Geving stayed second. Kelseyville’s Bent Dothage was third after a race long battle with Yuba City’s Kevin Lovell and Nevada’s Mike Monahan. The entire event was a feast for any sprint car fan.

In the MRP Wingless Sprint Car feature, Sherman also went to the top and carried his momentum past the top three positions to score another victory and pretty much put a stranglehold on the title.

The high riding Sherman seemed to surprise third running Brett Youngman of Grass Valley and then recent winner Josh Vieira of Marysville as they cruised along on the bottom. They finished that way.

Earlier in the evening Wheatland’s Johnny Burns caught a wheel and hammered the turn one concrete head on. Burns immediately jumped from the vehicle unhurt, much to the delight of everyone. The impact could be felt in the press box.

Cort Dozier simply ran away with the MRP Super Stock trophy. He was never challenged during the event. The driver dubbed “The Iron Man” finally finished a main event. It’s almost as simple as this; if Cort Dozier finishes a stock car race, he wins it.

Championship point leader, Yuba City’s Phillip Shelby, has had better nights as fellow championship contender Corey Hall made up some ground in the standings. Hall wound up second after Shelby endured a flat tire and then a spin in turn one that put the hard charger a lap down. Hall picked up seven points with his solid performance and now only four points separate the two former champions. With two races left, this is the tightest point race of all.

Does anybody have anything for Eddie Hammett? The championship point leader in the MRP Hobby Stock division just smoked the rest of the field Saturday night. Chico’s Garrett Agnew and defending champion, Yuba City’s Jeremy Hammons had a spirited race for the runner-up spot near the end with Agnew getting the position at the checkers. This battle, however took place about a half-lap behind winner Hammett.

For a detailed look at the Nor Cal Dwarf car event go to dwarfworld.com

Next Saturday night MRP will be dark. However on Saturday night September 13th the last event on the championship calendar for the MRP Winged Sprint Cars and the MRP Wingless Warriors will be on tap to decide the season long championships. It’s a “don’t miss” event.

On September 20th the mighty USAC Sprint Cars will make their only stop at MRP this season. This traveling, nationally recognized organization will bring racing stars of national prominence to the Marysville clay. Watch for more on this spectacular event later.

Gates will open at 5 with racing at 7.

Look for the latest updates at www.marysvilleracewaypark.com or at the Marysville Raceway Park Facebook page.

 

 

STANBROUGH MEETS THE CHALLENGE AT TRI-STATE

Haubstadt, IN - Aug. 31, 2014 - Jon Stanbrough proved lap after lap that he was ready for any challenge. The veteran sprint car driver would prevail Sunday night in the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series feature at the Tri-State Speedway. The “Labor Day Weekend Challenge” lined up with Kyle Cummins and Stanbrough sharing the front row. They would continue to share the limelight with Stanbrough maintaining the lead for all 30 laps. Stanbrough seemed to have the preferred line around the quarter mile track. Cummins made all out attempts to get underneath him and complete a pass. Stanbrough also withstood the challenge of a late race restart after lap 26 The win was the first for Stanbrough with MSCS this season. However, it ranked as one of those career achievements. It was win number 20 and raised the high mark for All Time Wins with MSCS that Stanbrough holds! The victory was also worth $3,000 in prize money. Stanbrough drove the Michael Dutcher Motorsports Fisher/Maxim sponsored by MP Environmental Service, Griffin’s Propane, and Indiana Underground. By the end of the event Daron Clayton had moved up to third and joined the top two in victory lane. Stanbrough described his sprint car as being a little on the tight side before it came to him. Cummins remarked that his 3c sprint was tight the whole race. He then added: “ I tried to make it interesting at the end.” According to Clayton, he had a car that was really good at the end of the race. “It was too late and I ended up third.” Chase Stockon and Brandon Mattox rounded out the top five for the feature. Brian Karraker finished sixth and improved 7 spots to grant him the Keizer Aluminum Hard Charger Award for the race. Others in the top ten included Carson Short, Hud Cone, Mitch Wissmiller, and Rookie Aaron Farney. Donny Brackett collected the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award in finishing eleventh. The three prelimnary heat races were won by Brandon Mattox, Jon Stanbrough, and Brady Short. Short was running as high as third in the feature but he was unable to complete the entire race. Hunter Schuerenberg also experienced problems. He was in and out of the action but took advantage of a second opportunity to win the B Main. He dropped out of the first heat race after leading the first 7 laps. There was a lot of action in the events. Drivers were passing cars left and right in the heats. The feature was slowed by three yellow flags. One late race incident in turn three involved five cars. However 16 cars finished the feature! In the evening’s UMP Modified division, Levi Kissinger was the best of a large field of 35 entrants. Kissinger won one of the four heat races and then added a victory in the 25 lap feature to finish off a perfect race night performance. It was the second win in a row at Tri-State Speedway for the Mt. Vernon, IN, driver and it is the second time this year that he has had back to back feature wins. Kentucky drivers Trent Young and Tyler Nicely finished second and third in the feature. Local drivers Dustin Beck and Brandon McDowell rounded out the top five. The first three heat races became victories for Stephen Schnapf, Stan Beadles, and Young. Tyler Nicely and Michael Fox claimed the two B Mains.

The next event for the MSCS Sprints will also be at the Tri-State Speedway. The United States Auto Club will be co-sanctioning the Haubstadt Hustler with MSCS Saturday night September 13th. The winner will receive $10,000. The UMP Modifieds will also be racing that night.

SUMMARY: Tri-State Speedway “Labor Day Weekend Challenge” August 31, 2014

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series: (26 Entries)

First Heat - 28 Brandon Mattox, 92 Daron Clayton, 21 Carson Short, 10x Aric Gentry, 35x Chris Babcock, 8 Andrew Prather, 02 Nick Hale, 20n Hunter Schuerenberg, 5BChase Briscoe (scratched)

Second Heat - 37rw Jon Stanbrough, 5Kx Kent Schmidt, 15F Aaron Farney, 1 Mitch Wissmiller, 4B Donny Brackett, 98 Brandon Morin, 11 James Lyerla, 77 Hunter O’Neal, 27 Brian Wallace

Third Heat - 11p Brady Short, 32 Chase Stockon, 9T Hud Cone, 3c Kyle Cummins, 3R Brian Karraker, 14T Jimmy Bridgeman, 51B Joe B. Miller, 56F Jared Fox

B Main - 20n Hunter Schuerenberg, 14T Jimmy Bridgeman, 51B Joe B. Miller, 56F Jared Fox, 11 James Lyerla, 77 Hunter O’Neal, 8 Andrew Prather, 02 Nick Hale, 27 Brian Wallace

Feature (30 Laps) - 37rw Jon Stanbrough, 3c Kyle Cummins, 92 Daron Clayton, 32 Chase Stockon, 28 Brandon Mattox, 3R Brian Karrakeer, 21 Carson Short, 9T Hud Cone, 1 Mitch Wissmiller, 15F Aaron Farney, 4B Donny Brackett, 5Kx Kent Schmidt, 56F Jared Fox, 11 James Lyerla, 14T Jimmy Bridgeman, 98 Brandon Morin, 20n Hunter Schuerenberg, 11p Brady Short, 10x Aric Gentry, 35x Chris Babcock, 51B Joe B. Miller

UMP Open Wheel Modifieds: (35 Entries)

Heat Race Winners - Stephen Schnapf; Stan Beadles; Trent Young; & Levi Kissinger

B Main One - Tyler Nicely, Dave Beck, Johnny Young, Matt Markham, Dustin Rollins, Mike Sabatino, Tyler Loughmiller, Mark Igleheart, Neal Kramer, Blake Davis,

B Main Two - Michael Fox, Joel Jenson, Jay Jones, Nick Tharp, Nathan Seale, Jake Byers, Gary Welch

Feature (25 Laps) - Levi Kissinger, Trent Young, Tyler Nicely, Dustin Beck, Brandon McDowell, Josh Landers, Willie Madison, Larry Anderson, Matt Hines, Dennis Ponder, Michael Fox, Dave Beck, Joel Jenson, Shawn Simpson, Matt Lane, Stephen Schnapf, Tyler Weiss, Zach Fair, Stan Beadles, Wally Walker

 

 

Jesse Cramer tops field in100-lap ‘Patriot 100’ event for modifieds Brady Short is king of the ‘Putnamville Clash’ field for sprint cars

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE – Lincoln Park Speedway was one of the few tracks to avoid a rainy Labor Day Weekend and provided a wealth of excellent racing on Saturday evening. Jesse Cramer won an extremely entertaining 11th edition of the ‘Patriot 100’ race for UMP Modifieds. Cramer, a Spencer, Ind. native, held off a wild challenge over the final 15 laps from Gabe Menser and Tyler Nicely to win by barely a car length and pocket the $3,000 winners share. In the 27th running of the ‘Putnamville Clash’ for sprint cars, Brady Short chalked up his 11th feature win of the season in dominating fashion as he pulled away to win over Hunter Schuerenberg and Jerry Coons Jr. Tyler Cain won his 17th UMP Super Stock feature of the year to further solidify his national title hopes as he topped Steve Peeden and Jamey Wilson. In dual bomber features, C.J. Bryan edged out Jordan Almanza in the first A-main and James Walters was credited with the win in the second after Tyler Neal was disqualified for an illegal transmission. Thirty-seven modifieds were in the pits for the highlight race of the season for the class and the drivers did not disappoint the fans. Levi Kissinger, Cramer, Nicely, Clint DeMoss and Kent Robinson were heat race winners as just the top-two were taken out of each heat. The twin B-mains were stacked with exceptional talent as the top-five from each received a coveted spot in the A-main. Jeff Deckard captured the first win and was followed to the main event by Brad Barrow, Dan Lewellen, Gary Hayden and Damon Harrell. Missing the show was last year’s winner, Joey Kramer, who placed seventh. In the second B-main, Kenny Carmichael Jr. rode the topside to the victory, edging past Randy Shuman late. Kenny Carmichael Sr., Menser and Donad Kiger also made the A-main. Just two cautions flew over the opening 50 laps as Cramer got past Nicely to hold down the top spot for the majority of the circuits with Levi Kissinger, Jake Humphrey, Robinson and Will Krup running up front. At the 50-lap mark, drivers headed to the pits to allow their crews to make any necessary changes to the cars to set up the final 50 circuits. When the field took the green flag, Humphrey made it apparent that he was going to be a major challenger for the win, jumping to second on lap 55. Nicely and Humphrey spent the next 25 laps door-to-door in a thrilling battle behind Cramer. Humphrey chose the top line and remained their as Cramer stayed on the bottom. With Cramer out front, Nicely was challenging for second on the bottom of Humphrey with Robinson and Kissinger door-to-door ahead of Menser, who had risen from 18th. With 15 laps left on the docket, Nicely made his move, slipping by Humphrey on the bottom amidst lapped cars on the track. Menser moved into a challenge with Humphrey as Robinson slipped into fifth ahead of Kissinger and Kenny Carmichael Sr. As the remaining laps ticked off, each drivers’ chosen line came into play as the leaders fought through lapped cars down to the finish. Cramer and Nicely were wheel-to-wheel over the final laps with Menser in the mix as well. A blanket could have covered Cramer, Nicely and Menser over the final five laps before Cramer crossed the line several feet ahead of Menser as Nicely, Kissinger and Humphrey rounded out the top-five. Robinson, Carmichael, Krup, Deckard and Derek Groomer were the second-five finishers. Short made sure there were no such theatrics at the finish of the sprint car A-main, he worked his way past the No. 20n and No. 20g of Coons and Schuerenberg on lap 16 and then checked out on the rest of the field. Jon Stanbrough put on a show, ripping around the Putnamville oval from his 16th starting spot to place seventh as Chad Boesfplug took fourth ahead of Chase Stockon and Chris Windom. Cain proved dominant in the UMP Super Stock feature, starting outside of row one and putting distance between himself and the field over the second half of the main event. Peeden did a nice job holding off Wilson for the runner-up spot with Greencastle’s Josh Boller in fourth ahead of Scott Carrington, who moved from 11th to fifth. Doug McCullough was sixth ahead of David Bumgardner, Carmichael Sr., Steve Sutliff and Travis Heramb. In the first bomber feature of the evening, Almanza was in the lead by lap five as Christian Kline, A.J. Smith and C.J. Bryan were battling for the second spot. However, Bryan took over the second spot and moved into a challenge for the lead during the final five laps. Coming to the flagstand for the final lap, Bryan edged under Almanza for the lead and was able to hold off the Roachdale native for his sixth win of the season. Smith was third ahead of Josh Settles, who advanced from 14th, and Cody Wright, who started 12th. In the final bomber feature, Neal and Walters fought for the top spot over the final seven laps before Neal crossed the line first. However, he did not pass the technical inspection, which awarded the win to Walters, who scored his second A-main win of the year. Ron Smith claimed the second spot ahead of Bob Farris, Justin Clodfelter and Megan Caveness. This weekend will feature the ‘King of Non-Wing’ for sprint cars as well as modifieds, super stocks and bombers.

Lincoln Park Speedway Sprint Car Feature “27th Putnamville Clash” 1. Brady Short, 2. Hunter Schuerenberg, 3. Jerry Coons Jr., 4. Chad Boespflug, 5. Chase Stockon, 6. Chris Windom, 7. Jon Stanbrough, 8. Shane Cottle, 9. Casey Shuman, 10. Max McGhee, 11. Ethan Barrow, 12. Kody Kinser, 13. Kent Christian, 14. Conner Donelson, 15. Michael Terry Jr., 16. Brandon Morin, 17. Brian Hayden, 18. Chase Briscoe, 19. Lee Dakus, 20. Ethan Fleetwood

UMP Modified Feature “11th Patriot 100” 1. Jesse Cramer, 2. Gabe Menser, 3. Tyler Nicely, 4. Levi Kissinger, 5. Jake Humphrey, 6. Kent Robinson, 7. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 8. Will Krup, 9 Jeff Deckard, 10. Derek Groomer, 11. Wes McClara, 12. Clint DeMoss, 13. Donald Kiger, 14. Kyle Herbert, 15. Gary Hayden, 16. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 17. Dan Lewellen, 18. Brad Barrow, 19. Damon Harrell, 20. Randy Shuman B-main winner: Kenny Carmichael Jr., Jeff Deckard

 

 

North Pole Nightmare Bill Balog and Paul Pokorski win at PDTR

By: Amy Juech 8-29-2014

IRA 410 Series &Aldag–Honald Mechanical Sprints were at Sheboygan County Fair Friday Night. About 60 drivers participated between the two events in which the crowd witnessed some impressive racing. A few drivers also tried their hand at pulling off double duty between the divisions. “28 cars had presented for competition this evening, and with the field trimmed to 22 cars as the A-main event rolled trackside. There was a festival like atmosphere, thanks to the running of the fair. The fair’s midway in the background made for a perfect backdrop as the field roared to life under starter Jim Barr’s green flag. Local favorites Thiel, and multi-time Plymouth Dirt Track 360 sprint champion Ben Schmidt made up the front row, and the supporting crowd cheered their local racers who had turned many laps at the facility before moving on to IRA competition. Both drivers, contending for rookie of the year honors, gave those fans plenty to cheer about with Schmidt powering to the lead, and Thiel holding down the second slot. Balog meanwhile had his hands full with Reinke in a battle for third. Reinke had established a new track record earlier in the program blistering the track with an orbit of 12.085 seconds. The former mark stood at 12.137 when Brian Kristan established the standard as the record book was rewritten when the track configuration was changed this season. Out front Schmidt was rim riding his way around the track moving out to a slight lead on Thiel, and Balog. By the eighth lap the leaders had caught the tail of the field, and the lead trio began to slice through back markers. Schmidt’s reign at the front came to an end on the backstretch on lap ten when he tagged the wall, slowing briefly. That allowed Thiel to take advantage of the opportunity, and dart into the lead. Balog also took advantage of the situation, scrambling to second by passing Schmidt. Thiel’s time as the front proved to be brief, as on the next lap he slid wide in turn four, allowing Balog to drop to the bottom of the track and steal the lead. At the same time Reinke replaced Schmidt in the third spot. The leaders were working heavy lapped traffic when they caught a break in the form of a caution created when Scott Biertzer performed a 360 spin in turn two on lap 18. The caution was the first slowdown in lRA main events the past two shows as the Seymour race had ran non-stop. Racing quickly resumed with Balog holding a slim lead over Thiel, who in turn had a small advantage on Reinke. The trio again caught back markers with six laps to go in the event. Balog was briefly caught in traffic allowing Thiel to reel in the leader, but a bold move between two cars allowed Balog squirt out front. Behind the lead trio Schmidt had been running solidly in the fourth spot then he suddenly left the racing surface with only a few laps remaining. Thiel was able to follow Balog closely in the closing laps though he was unable to find a way by the high-flying Balog who accepted the checkered flag for the second straight event. Thiel earned his third runner-up performance of the year. Reinke’s third place effort was his third straight podium finish. Reinke has finished in the top four, six out of the last eight races showing remarkable consistency. Two-time series champ, Scotty Neitzel, had elevated himself to the fourth spot when Schmidt had dropped from the contest holding the position to the finish. Kristan making a rare IRA start this season was able to earn his first top five effort of the season in fifth.”

Aldag-Honald Mechanical Sprints rolled out next with Ken Jay Fiedler and Josh Walters on the front row. At the drop of the green flag Walters was out front of Fiedler until Pokorskitook over second a lap later. Tenth place was being battled out by Jason Johnson and Donny Goeden. Meanwhile Shane Wenninger was trying to pass Randy Walter for eighth. Walters was not able to pull away from a hard charging Pokorski. Pokorski got Walters at the line to lead lap 7. Lap traffic of Nick Melis did not possess any issues having a comfortable lead over Walters. Danny Schlafer was now up to fourth and part of a father son battle with Al Schlafer in third. Shane Wenninger spun in turn two bringing out our first caution on lap 14. Restart was not smooth with Justin Miller tipping over between turns three and four bringing out our only red. Miller returned with damaged wings and no laps down. Pokorski still maintained the lead over Walters after the second restart. Lap 18 brought out our final caution for wing debris of Justin Miller littering the backstretch. Danny Schlafer passed Walter on the restart to control second. Pokorski did not seem bothered by who was swapping positions behind as his car was on cruise control. As the checkers waved for Paul Pokorski (West Bend), second went to Al Schlafer and Danny Schlafer (both Sussex) got Josh Walters (Plymouth) between turns three and four, followed by Donny Goeden (Kewaskum).

Hard Chargers were Tim Melis and Donny Goeden both passing 11 cars.

B-Main Results: Rusty Egan (Round Lake Heights, IL.), Justin Miller (Plymouth), Doug Wondra (Oakfield), Kyle Marten (Sheboygan Falls), Tim Melis(Plymouth) and alternate Randy Sippel (Elkhart Lake).

Heat Race Winners: Brandon McMullen (Plymouth), John Krebsbach (Cascade), Danny Schlafer (Sussex) and Kurt Davis (West Allis).

Special thank you to Mayer Automotive for being the evening Trophy Sponsor.Please join us next week for full PDTR program with Super Modifieds. Season Championship for all divisions except 360 Sprints with an awards ceremony following the night’s program. For more information please visit http://www.plymouthdtr.com.

 

 

PIERCE EARNS THRILLING VICTORY AT ANGOLA

ANGOLA, Ind. (August 31, 2014) – Aaron Piece earned a thrilling victory at Angola (IN) Motorsport Speedway in round 13 for the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints on Sunday, August 31 in the Jerry Carmen Memorial.

Pierce competed the race-winning pass on Jimmy McCune with 14 laps remaining in the 50-lap event and then drove to his first series victory of the season. McCune finished 0.789 seconds behind the race winner with Geoff Kaiser finishing in third spot, after an impressive drive from his 12th starting position. Sixth-time series winner Jo Jo Helberg crossed the line in fourth with point’s leader Jason Blonde rounding out the top five.

The 50-lap feature began with Kevin Feeney and Blonde leading the 20-car starting field to the green flag. In the early stages, Blonde grabbed the lead with McCune in second spot and Feeney in third. On the third circuit, McCune got around Blonde to take the race lead.

Racing action was halted on lap 13 after Teddy Alberts and Sam Davis made contact, bringing out red flag conditions. Both drivers were finished for the event.

When racing resumed, McCune led Blonde, Troy DeCaire, Pierce with Geoff Kaiser rounding out the top five. Neuenschwander was scored in sixth with Helberg, Feeney, Turnbull and Jerry Caryer filling out the top 10.

At the halfway mark, Pierce got around DeCaire and Blonde to advance to the runner-up position behind McCune.

The final caution waved on lap 32 when Turnbull spun in turn 2.

Prior to the caution, McCune and Pierce were putting on a great battle for the race led. Behind the front two included DeCaire, Kaiser and Helberg. Sixth was Blonde followed by Neuenschwander and Feeney.

Four laps after the restart Pierce took the lead on lap 36 and then drove to victory with McCune in second spot and Kaiser finishing in third. Helberg and Blonde rounded out the top five finishers.

In preliminary action, heat race victories went to Helberg, Pierce and Kaiser. In Hamilton Trucking Qualifications, Troy DeCaire posted the best lap of the 25 cars on hand with an official clocking of 12.236 seconds at 110.330 mph.

The Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints conclude the 2014 season at Sandusky (OH) Speedway on Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28 at Sandusky (OH) Speedway.

For more series information on the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints, visit www.SuperSprints.com.

 

 

WAR Wet at CMS

Warrensburg, MO (August 31, 2014)-With heat races and the B-Main in the books at Central Missouri Speedway, the WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps will have to wait until Saturday September 13th to run their A-Main due to heavy rains on Sunday night. As of press time, this will be just a makeup for the twenty drivers who have qualified for the A-Main as another show has not been booked. Heat races for the twenty-nine car field were won by Josh Stephens, Cody Baker, and Zach Chappell with Pete Palazzolo winning the B-Main. The race scheduled for September 6th at Dallas County Speedway in Urbana, MO has been cancelled. The WAR Series will next be in action on Friday September 12th at the Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, MO followed by the September 13th make-up feature at Central Missouri Speedway.

WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps recap Central Missouri Speedway-August 31, 2014 29 cars

Time Trials- 1. 11W-Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS-14.800, 2. 55-Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, MO-14.993, 3. 77-Casey Shuman, Rattlesnake Bend, AZ-15.082, 4. 12-John Helm, Kearney, MO-15.182, 5.14-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg, MO-15.239, 6.9-Chad Goff, Spring Hill, KS-15.312, 7.99-Tony Rost, Utica, NE-15.354, 8.65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO-15.388, 9. 51-Mitchell Moore-Edgerton, KS-15.437, 10. 42-Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS-15.532, 11. 65M-T.J, Muths, Sedalia, MO-15.613, 12. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO-15.641, 13. 24X-Ricky Lee Stangl-Lee’s Summit, MO-15.681, 14. 88-Chad Tye, Independence, MO-15.688, 15.27-Bob Thoman, Higginsville, MO-15.781, 16.90-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO-15.783, 17.7JR-J.D. Black, Grain Valley, MO-15.783, 18. 00-Zach Chappell, Talala, OK-15.813, 19.27X-Danny Thoman, Lexington, MO-15.813, 20.70-Pete Palazzolo, Pacific, MO-15.849, 21.19S-Steven Cross, Clinton, MO-15.912, 22.09-Josh Stephens, Buckner, MO-16.039, 23.93-Cameron Key, Warrensburg, MO-16.051, 24.8X-Scott Comstock, Tipton, MO-16.067, 25.03-Charlie Burton, Independence, MO-16.154, 26.38-Cody Baker, Lone Jack, MO-16.188, 27.11-Chad Shields, Grain Valley, MO-16.462, 28.3B-Robert Black, Blue Springs, MO-23.944, 29. Casey Baker, Lone Jack, MO- No Time.

1st Heat-10 laps 1. 09-Josh Stephens (3) 2. 24X-Ricky Lee Stangl (6) 3. 11W-Wyatt Burks (10) 4.42-Warren Johnson (7) 5. 27X-Danny Thoman (4) 6. 12-John Helm (9) 7.90-Riley Kreisel (5) 8.03-Charlie Burton (2) 9.99-Tony Rost (8) 10. 3B-Robert Black (1)-DNF

2nd Heat- 10 laps 1. 38-Cody Baker (1) 2.93-Cameron Key (2) 3.70-Pete Palazzolo (3) 4.88-Chad Tye (5) 5.55-Kenny Potter (9) 6.14-Taylor Walton (8) 7. 65M-T. J. Muths (6) 8. 7JR-J.D. Black (4)-DNF 9. 65-Chris Parkinson (7)-DNF

3rd Heat- 10 laps 1. 00-Zach Chappell (4) 2. 77-Casey Shuman (9) 3. 11-Chad Shields (1) 4. 9-Chad Goff (8) 5.8-Jeff Wingate (6) 6.51-Mitchell Moore (7) 7.19S-Steven Cross (3) 8. 8X-Scott Comstock (2)-DNF 9. 27-Bob Thoman (5)-DNF DNS: 9X-Casey Baker

B-Main- 12 laps –(top four transfer to A-Main) 1. 70-Palazzolo (1) 2.38-Baker (3) 3.93-Key (2) 4.90-Kreisel (5) 5.11-Shields (8) 6.27X-D.Thoman (4) 7. 19S-Cross (7) 8. 03-Burton (9) 9. 27-B. Thoman (6)-DNF DNS: 7JR-J.D. Black, 8X-Comstock, 3B-R. Black, 9X-Baker Lineup for the A-Main to be made up on September 13th 1. 55-Potter 2. 77-Shuman 3.14-Walton 4.11W-Burks 5.12-Helm 6.9-Goff 7.24X-Stangl 8.42-Johnson 9.00-Chappell 10.51-Moore 11.8-Wingate 12.88-Tye 13.09-Stephens 14.99-Rost 15.65M-Muths 16.65-Parkinson 17.70-Palazzolo 18.38-Baker 19.93-Key 20. 90-Kreisel

 

 

BADGER MIDGET SERIES

"Tyler Courtney first-time Angell Park winner" "Sletten tops micro field"

By Bryan Gapinski Sun Prairie, Wis., August 31--- Indianapolis’ Tyler Courtney won the 30-lap Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Series feature Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. Courtney became the fifth first-time feature winner at the track this season. Colten Cottle took the lead at the start, followed by Courtney. The caution appeared on Lap 4 for a slowing car. Courtney passed Cottle for the lead one lap after the restart. Fourth place running Brandon Waelti slowed on the eighth lap bringing out another caution. An excessive amount of oil and fluids from his car, caused the event to be stopped for track surface clean-up. Courtney pulled away from the field on the restart, and held a 2.2 second advantage over Cottle at the midway point. Fast qualifier Parker Price-Miller passed Cottle for second place, with ten laps remaining, one lap later Price-Miller jumped the cushion in Turn 3, and suffered a flat tire bringing out he caution. On the restart Courtney easily pulled away from Cottle and the rest of the field. Courtney driving the Hans Lein owned DRC/Stanton SR-11 No. 2 finished 4.96 seconds ahead of Cottle, with Scott Hatton, David Gough and David Budres completing the top five. “To win here is big, the track has so much history, Hans Lein and everyone on the team had the car perfect” commented Courtney who became the 141st different midget feature winner in the tracks 68-year history. Earlier in the night Cottle won the 12th annual 6-lap Dave Schulenberg Memorial Dash, collecting a $600 first prize from a $2,375 purse. Series points leader Brandon Sletten won the 20-lap Badger 600 Micro Series Feature. Sletten passed leader Will Gerrits in lapped traffic with five laps remaining to become the fourth leader of the event. Sletten finished ahead of Gerrits, Matt Paderta Zach Boden and Tory Strauss. Sletten now holds a 33-point lead over Paderta heading into the season finale Sept. 19-20 “Fall Invitational” at Chilton (Wis.) Speedway. Ted Rozinski Jr. won the 12-lap Milwaukee Stock Car Racing Association (MSCRA) feature, with heat race victories won by Butch Mierendorf, and Ron Feller.

SUMMARY MIDGETS 30-lap Feature: 1. Tyler Courtney; 2. Colten Cottle; 3. Scott Hatton; 4. David Gough; 5. David Budres; 6. Cody Weisensel; 7. Kevin Olson; 8. Kurt Mayhew; 9. Benji Huss; 10. Chet Gehrke; 11. Parker Price-Miller; 12. Andrew Felker; 13. Brandon Waelti; 14. Buddy Luebke. 8-lap Heat Race Winners: Waelti, Weisensel. 6-lap Dave Schulenberg Memorial Dash Winner: Cottle. Fast Time: Price-Miller, 14.497 seconds. Cars Present: 14 Feature Lap Leaders: Cottle 1-4, Courtney 5-30.

MICROS 20-lap Feature: 1. Brandon Sletten; 2. Will Gerrits; 3. Matt Paderta; 4. Zach Boden; 5. Tory Strauss; 6. Jake Reif;7. Vance Lein; 8. Norm Ehrke; 9. Val Urman; 10. Ty Sampair; 11. Dusty Gerritsk 12. Tyler Brabant; 13. Jerry Reif; 14. Denver Larson; 15. Jarde Cech; 16. Jason Dull; 17. Jake Goeglein; 18. Tyler Tischendorf; 19. Matt Smith; 20. Ben Paderta. 10-lap Heat Race Winners: M. Paderta, W. Gerrits, Sletten. Cars Present: 21 Feature Lap Leaders: B.Paderta 1-2, Strauss 3-11, W.Gerrits 12-15, Sletten 16-20. #

 

 

JOE MARTIN CAPTURES SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL MFG NIGHT, DANE LORENC WINS PATRIOTS SPRINT & JERAMY WILLIAMS WINS PRESTON MEMORIAL AT MCR SATURDAY NIGHT

By Mike Leone & Chris Zuver

(East Smethport, PA

MCR got back into action after a three week hiatus with the Patriot Sprint Cars and RUSH Late Model Touring Series highlighting the Labor Day weekend action, fans saw 110 cars in the pits. 15 year old, Dane Lorenc won the 25 lap Patriot Sprint car event over local favorite Jared Zimbardi. Joe Martin made a very rare appearance to MCR in part of the RUSH Manufacturers night and walked away with the Manufacturers Night win. Jeramy Williams picked up his seventh win of the season in the Highway Auto Sales Street Stocks in the Steve Preston Memorial, Carl Mckinney won in the CRS Emods, Jason Dobson and Mitch Boylan won in the pure stocks and mini stocks.

A season high 43 cars from all over Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, and Ontario, Canada were on hand for the third annual RUSH "Manufacturers Night", but first ever at McKean. Over $30,000 in prizes were distributed to the RUSH Late Model racers! Bruno Mowery won the grand prize of a EF40000DE/D Yamaha Electric Start Generator and wheel kit.

Adam Sixt drew the pole position, but it was Knowles taking the early lead. The two raced side-by-side on laps three and four, but Knowles was able to maintain to the top spot. By lap five, the top five of Knowles, Sixt, Chad McClellan, Justin Smith, and Martin began to distance themselves from the field.

A three-car accident in turn two slowed the pace that included Series regular Cody Dawson with seven laps scored. When racing resumed, McClellan took over second from Sixt, while Martin moved to fourth past Smith. The top four then began to pull to pull away from the pack. McClellan put the pressure on Knowles and looked under the leader in turn four on lap 11, but Knowles led the lap. They raced side-by-side on lap 12, but again Knowles was able to maintain the lead, while Martin darted past Sixt on the bottom of the backstretch for third.

The event's second caution slowed action with 12 laps recorded for Rob Marhefka and Bill Mesler. Back under green, Martin made quite a move to get under McClellan in turn one to nab second before a four-car accident slowed action for the final time of the event with 13 laps scored.

The last 12 laps went green-to-checkered. Martin put the heat on Knowles , while directly behind 10th starting John Waters moved into contention as he battled with McClellan for third. As the laps ticked off, it was great racing up front as Knowles and Martin ran side-by-side for the lead, while McClellan and Martin were two-by-two for third!

Finally on lap 19, Martin got underneath Knowles in turn three and made the pass stick. The top four again pulled away as the laps ticked off. Martin though was too strong as he became the Series' fifth straight different winner of the season and seventh overall in 11 races! Martin's victory came in his Neese Trucking/Spartan Thru Tubing/Martin Farms/RMI Incorporated/Ingram Engines-sponsored, Wylie Race Cars #55.

After failing to qualify for the feature at the last event, Knowles' runner-up was his best career effort in a Sweeney Tour event. On the final lap, Waters made contact with McClellan in turn four to make the pass for third. McClellan then lost the handle down the frontstretch and would back across the line in sixth as the yellow was displayed for the spinning Justin Smith.

Sixt dropped to fourth at the finish for his third top 10 in as many Sweeney Tour starts this year, but his best of the season. For the second straight race at McKean, Series point leader Ryan Montgomery was the Precise Racing Products Hard Charger. Montgomery had to take a provisional and start 25th after a heat race accident, but worked his way to an impressive fifth to maintain a 55-point lead despite Waters now gaining in four of the last five races. After McClellan in sixth, McKean point leader Chad Ruhlman was seventh over Brady Wonderling, Eric Wilson, and Jason Rider.

Nineteen Patriot Sprint cars took Curtis Peter’s green flag with fifteen year old Dane Lorenc of Lancaster NY beat local Bradford PA racer Jared Zimbardi to turn one. At the conclusion of lap 1 it was Lorenc, Zimbardi and Scott Kreuter. Zimbardi kept pressure on Lorenc as Memorial Day weekend MCR Patriot winner, Bryan Howland and Belfast’s, Steve Collins keeping pressure on Kreuter. At the halfway point in the event, the top five was still the same as Zimbardi was really applying the hot pressure on Lorenc. Howland would get by Kreuter for third, while Collins car seemed to start fading with Jared Horstman makng his move for the top five. The final five laps would see Zimbardi look high and low on Lorenc but he would fall short as the 15 year old Lancaster NY driver crossed the striped for his first ever win defeating the series point leader and defending champion Zimbardi who is still looking for is first ever win at MCR. Bryan Howland who won the May sprint event was third ahead of Kreutter and Horstman held on for fifth over the other local favorite, Steve Collins of Belfast. Bolivar NY racer, Tyler Graves won the sprint dash.

The Highway Auto Street Stocks ran a special 20 lap event in the Steve Preston Memorial. Ted Mascho and Rich Wotjowicz brought the field to the green with Mascho in front at the start but contact between the two coming out of turn would result in a left front flat for Mascho handing the lead over to Wotjowciz, the yellow lights would flash on lap three for a three car spin for Victor Earle, Andy Eastman and Ryan Snyder. Mascho went to the pit for the flat, while Wotjowicz kept Stebbins at bay while Jeramy Williams worked his way to third behind point leader Stebbins. Williams kept the pressure on Stebbins and Wotjowiz until lap eight when Williams went around the top two racers to grab the lead. Stebbins kept the pressure on Wotjowicz till lap thirteen as he became the new runnerup with Randy Taylor now in fourth behind Wotjowicz. Stebbins would close in on Wlliams but the #07 driver from Youngsville was strong enough to grab his seventh win of the season over Stebbins, Wotjowicz, Taylor and Jason Dobson rounded out the top five.

The Close Racing Supply Emods saw former UEMS Series champion, Carl McKinney on the front row with MCR point leader, Vic Vena on the outside. McKinney beat Vena into turn one with 14 year old Jacob Eucher in third. Mr.V6, Darren Tarabori got around Eucher on lap three. By lap five, McKinney had three car lengths on Vena. Al Brewer started to apply pressure on Eucher for fourth and would grab the position at the halfway point. McKinney would keep Vena far enough behind him as Brewer seemed to be the fast car the final laps closing in on Tarabori and Vena but ran out of laps as, Carl McKinney grabbed his first win at MCR over Vena, Tarabori, Brewer and Eucher. Vena’s point lead over Brewer increased from two to six points going into the final two events.

Art Peterson out powered Tim Burkett on the start to lead lap one only to see the yellow lights come out for Anthony Schoonover who tagged the turn four wall. On the restart, Peterson held off Joe Layfield on the restart. The next yellow came out on la three for Cliff Easton. The restart saw Jason Dobson get by Layfield to grab second. While running in third, Layfield would get tapped by point leader Roger Schweikart resulting in both cars to spin bringing out another yellow. The restart would see Layfield jump the start and would be facing a penalty while Peterson had Dobson, Burkett, Mike Parmenter and Moose Reed now in fifth. Parmenter would take third on lap seven from Burkett with Ed Parementer moving into fifth on lap nine. The yellow lights woud come out on lap eleven for Eric Murray. On the restart Dobson was all over Peterson who was making his car ten feet wide. As the laps clicked off, Dobson would try lap after lap to get under Peterson but made the winning move coming to the white flag to grab the win over Peterson, Mike Parmenter, Roger Schweikart and Joe Layfield came back for fifth.

Larry Mitchell Sr paced the fifteen car mini stock feature. Point leader, Mitch Boylan outran Mitchell on the start but only to see a series of cautions. Boylan would lead the opening laps over Mitchell and Chris Paar. Paar would move into second on lap four as Travis Babcock was looking for third on Mitchell Sr. As the field was taking the halfway mark, Aaron Bartas drove off turn one reentered the race track at the track entrance as he rounded turn four severe contact was made between Matt Putt, Matthew Burrell and Bartas with Bartas receiving the black flag for his re-entering the track, this all resulted in the final yellow of the event. The restart saw Boylan again distance himself over Paar with Kurt Babcock now challenging Mitchell for third. Babcock would grab third with two to go but had no time to get to Paar with Boylan crossing the line first over Paar,Kurt Babcock, Mitchell Sr., and Travis Babcok in fifth.

MCR will be back in action this Saturday night, September 6 with the return of the super late models for the 10th annual Stephanie Eckl Memorial. The event will also mark the return of the Chris Zuver promoted ULMS Late Model Series and pay $3000 to the winner. Also the Open Unlimited GoKarts will kick off the nights action running on the big 3/8 mile oval for a $500 to win event. This will be the first ever gokart event on the “big track” with anticipated speeds of nearly 75mph being turned.

Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series Race (25 laps, $1,500 to-win):

1. JOE MARTIN (55) 2. Jason Knowles (4) 3. John Waters (LeBarron 11) 4. Adam Sixt (6T) 5. Ryan Montgomery (12) 6. Chad McClellan (119) 7. Chad Ruhlman (Suppa 4s) 8. Brady Wonderling (10) 9. Eric Wilson (27W) 10. Jason Rider (Wade (76) 11. Dusty Waters (14) 12. Garrett Mott (43x) 13. Dennis Lunger, Jr. (Schwartz 71L) 14. Jeremy Wonderling (3J) 15. Bill Mesler (15) 16. Luke Carleton (97c) 17. Justin Smith (22) 18. Rob Marhefka (99FM) 19. Bryce Davis (94) 20. Doug Ricotta (01) 21. Ward Schell (Baker 74) 22. Bobby Whitling (7W) 23. Cody Dawson (36) 24. Scott Waters (53) 25. Matt Latta (21).

Non-Qualifier (10 laps, $150 to-win): 1. Zack Carley (8) 2. Bruno Mowery (48) 3. Kyle Lukon (1) 4. Steve Watson (83) 5. Brian Knowles (7) 6. Mark Moats, Jr. (15) 7. Tony White (27) 8. Jeremy Adamik (7J) 9. Brad Mesler (24B) 10. Cody Mason (Wright 42)-DNS 11. Damian Bidwell (17)-DNS 12. Josh Holtgraver (00)-DNS 13. Andrew Wylie (84)-DNS 14. Bobby Rohrer (11)-DNS 15. W.L. Stile (1W)-DNS 16. John Haggerty (49)-DNS 17. Jon Lichy (35)-DNS 18. Junior Peters (00)-DNS.

Patriot Sprint Tour:

Dane Lorenc, Jared Zimbardi, Bryan Howland, Scott Kreutter, Jared Horstman, Steve Collins, Steve Hutchinson Jr., Kyle Drum, Tyler Graves, Don Adamczyk, Scott Just, Dennis Wagner, Joe McEwen, Dave Just, Derek Jonathan, Brad Knab, Jake Muench, Devin Litwiler, Jeremy Barnard

 

 

FLOWERS IN SPRINTS, BARGER AND SCOTT GRAB FIRST WINS

by Steve Zwemke (HARTFORD, S.D.) -- Watching Kevin Flowers race is never boring. His no fear racing style served him well Saturday night as he reeled in pole-sitter Justin Glaser and made what turned out to be the winning pass on lap nine of the 20 lap Coffee Cup Fuel Stops 360 Sprint Car A-Main at I-90 Speedway. "I had 30 tear-offs and I don't have any left," said Flowers who started fourth in the field. "It was like riding a bull up there," he said of racing the track's top side. "Sometimes to pass somebody you gotta go where they're not." Flowers complimented the crew that prepped the track after large amounts of precipitation fell Friday afternoon and left the track and pit area a muddy mess. Glaser started the race with a lengthy lead at which Flowers chipped away over the first eight laps. Mike Young finished third ahead of Troy Schreurs. Schreurs has a 50 point lead over Flowers heading into Saturday's season championships. One of the most exciting wins came from Derrick Scott in the USRA Hobby Stocks. Scott started eighth and fell back to 12th on the second lap when he got over the top of turn four. A nice rescue allowed Scott to keep the race green and gradually move up through the field. He was up to fifth when the race was restarted with five laps to go. He quickly passed two cars on the restart lap and eventually caught leader Mike Chaney on lap 11. Scott capped his amazing run by leading the final two laps after getting by Chaney. The key to his win was "being able to keep the throttle down," said Scott. His car worked everywhere on the track as he was able to pass low and high. The win was the first of Scott's career at I-90 Speedway. Chaney's second place finish allowed him to retake the points lead from Dustin Gulbrandson. Gulbrandson finished third and trails Chaney by just two points. A tenth place finish by Zach Olivier dropped him to 24 points behind the leader. The defending track champion was just three points out of the lead entering the night. Nick Barger also earned his first career I-90 Speedway win after leading all 15 laps of the USRA B-Modified feature. Dan Wheeler and Dennis Martin were in hot pursuit though. Wheeler, at one point, passed Barger when he got caught up behind a slower car, but a caution flag came out at the perfect time for the Madison, South Dakota driver. Barger was excellent on restarts as he was able to pull away from the more seasoned Wheeler and Martin. Dave Kennedy (fourth) finished three positions ahead of Tim Dann and also took back the points lead. Kennedy has a mere three point lead over Dann with one week left in the season. Martin closed to within 15 points of the top spot. Pit crews got a chance to show their precision during the Late Model Street Stock Challenge. Billy Prouty led the first ten laps. At that point the caution flag was displayed for a mandatory pit stop. Each team had to change both front tires and add five gallons of racing fuel. Travis Schreurs' team got him out of the pits first, followed by Gary Brown, Jr., and Prouty. Schreurs led just one lap before Gary Brown Jr. got around him to lead the rest of the second 10 lap segment. It was the second straight win for Brown in the Street Stock Challenge and he said, "Total credit goes to the crew." Craig Hanisch drove the wheels off his car to finish second. It was his first Street Stock race at I-90 Speedway since early May. Brown's win was his sixth of the season and he now has a 25 point lead over Schreurs. The Heartland Racing Association Wingless Sprint Cars were special guest at I-90 Speedway Saturday. The feature saw two scary incidents that red flagged the race. On the opening lap Brant O'Banion's car went head-over-heels off the second turn. O'Banion was able to walk away. On the second green flag start Alex Schriever grabbed the lead over Brandon Stevenson until Schriever's car caught a rut which sent him flipping. Schriever also walked away. Three different leaders highlighted the first three laps once the race got going. Stevenson lost the lead to Chuck McGillivray on the second lap. Then Bret Mellenberndt took control on lap three. He extended his lead over the remaining laps for his first I-90 Speedway win since 2005. "That was a lot of work," exclaimed Mellenberndt. He thanked his crewman Johnn Cressman and added, "I think we were freer than anybody else." Defending Fast Auto Wash Super Chargers champion Justin Peterson had been searching long and hard for a win this season. It finally came Saturday as he led all 10 laps of the A-Main. Laura Ebbesen was second and Josh Lien took third. I-90 Speedway's season championships are Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. Hot laps begin at 6:30. Visit www.i90speedway.com for more information. Fans may also like I-90 Speedway on Facebook and follow on Twitter @racei90.

RESULTS SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 2014 360 SPRINT CARS A Feature: 1. Kevin Flowers, 2. Justin Glaser, 3. Mike Young, 4. Troy Schreurs, 5. Dale Furby, 6. Casey Abbas, 7. Ryan Bickett, 8. Brandon Stevenson, 9. Brandon Rekow, 10. Elijah Johnson, 11. Don Gerritsen Jr., 12. Matt Ziebarth, 13. Eric Lutz, 14. Joe Riedel, 15. Taylor Forbes Heat Winners: Justin Glaser, Kevin Flowers HRA SPRINT CARS A Feature: 1. Bret Mellenberndt, 2. Clinton Bruns, 3. Chuck McGillivray, 4. Brandon Stevenson, 5. Andy Anderson, 6. Rick Jansma, 7. Kourtney Pederson, 8. Leon Deboer, 9. Jesse Lindberg, 10. Alex Schriever, 11. Brant O'Banion, 12. Zeb Larsen (DNS) Heat Winners: Bret Mellenberndt, Clinton Bruns LATE MODEL STREET STOCKS A Feature: 1. Gary Brown Jr., 2. Craig Hanisch, 3. Travis Schreurs, 4. Billy Prouty, 5. Matt Jensen, 6. Cory Yeigh, 7. Kipp De Groot, 8. Eric Moser, 9. Kevin Larson, 10. Zach Van Voorst, 11. Marty Grilley, 12. Jim Hoing, 13. Brett Larsen, 14. Colby Klaassen (DNS) Heat Winners: Craig Hanisch, Gary Brown Jr. USRA B-MODIFIEDS A Feature: 1. Nick Barger, 2. Dan Wheeler, 3. Dennis Martin, 4. Dave Kennedy, 5. Dudley Schroeder Jr., 6. Kevin Joachim, 7. Tim Dann, 8. Tyler Tesch, 9. Doug Wallis, 10. Derrick Barglof, 11. Bryan Park, 12. Marty Myers, 13. Brock Hess, 14. Adam Sage, 15. Justin Voeltz, 16. Andrew Johnson, 17. Rodney Cook, 18. Chris Goetz Heat Winners: Derrick Barglof, Tyler Tesch, Dudley Schroeder Jr. USRA HOBBY STOCKS A Feature: 1. Derrick Scott, 2. Mike Chaney, 3. Dustin Gulbrandson, 4. Alexander Wiertzema, 5. Justin Bolluyt, 6. Brian Hoing, 7. Steve Henle, 8. Nick Brady, 9. Andrew Siemonsma, 10. Zach Olivier, 11. Nate Barger, 12. Travis Vanden Top, 13. Jessica Brandt, 14. Tim Waltner, 15. Thomas Kracht, 16. Brian Campbell, 17. Dylan Vanden Top, 18. Jason Bradley Heat Winners: Tim Waltner, Derrick Scott, Travis Vanden Top SUPER CHARGERS A Feature: 1. Justin Peterson, 2. Laura Ebbesen, 3. Josh Lien, 4. Matt Scholl, 5. Joe Blake, 6. Michalob Voeltz, 7. Chad Carpenter, 8. Travis Johnson, 9. Donna Bumann Heat Winner: Justin Peterson

 

 

Otto Sitterly Scores Fourth Career Budweiser International Classic 200 in Extra Distance

OSWEGO, NY (August 31, 2014) – Despite an extra distance of 209 laps and a rain delayed start in Oswego Speedway’s Budweiser International Classic 200, which saw two late race green-white-checkered attempts, Canajoharie, NY pilot Otto Sitterly once again reigned supreme in the Classic as he drove away from the 34 car field for his fourth career International Classic triumph worth over $18,000.

Sitterly took the point from early leader and pole sitter Joey Payne after he went to pit road for adjustments at lap 79.

Once out front, Sitterly was never again headed over the course of the final 120 laps.

“There are a lot of fast cars here,” said Sitterly in Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane. “With all that good iron in front of you, I knew I had to get to the front as soon as I could. We took our time and once in the lead, I could do anything I wanted to. This means so much; I have a great group of people behind me. I cannot thank my car owner John Nicotra and my family enough."

Oswego’s own Pat Lavery charged hard at race’s end for a runner-up finish, collecting the AJ Michaels Memorial Award ahead of Sitterly’s teammate Davey Hamilton, Bobby Santos III, and Joe Gosek in the top five.

Michael Barnes, Brandon Bellinger, David Danzer, Tim Snyder, and Michael Muldoon finished the front ten spots in the 200.

A full recap of the day’s events will be available on Monday, September 1.

Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Budweiser International Classic Weekend - 'Classic Sunday'

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodifieds

58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200: 1. 7 - OTTO SITTERLY, 2. 22 - Pat Lavery, 3. 6 - Davey Hamilton, 4. 11 - Bobby Santos, 5. 00 - Joe Gosek, 6. 68 - Michael Barnes, 7. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 8. 52 - David Danzer, 9. 0 - Tim Snyder, 10. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 11. 05 - Jeff Abold, 12. 24 - Jerry Curran, 13. 37 - Randy Ritskes, 14. 01 - Dan Connors Jr., 15. 26 - Shaun Gosselin, 16. 50 - Dave Gruel, 17. 84 - Mike Lichty, 18. 2 - Dave Shullick Jr., 19. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 20. 47 - Bob Bond, 21. 99 - Joey Payne, 22. 60 - Tim Jedrzejek, 23. 90 - Kody Graham, 24. 3 - Brian Sweeney, 25. 44 - Bobby Haynes Jr., 26. 21 - Ray Graham, 27. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr., 28. 88 - Ryan Litt, 29. 96 - Lou LeVea Sr., 30. 55 - Keith Shampine, 31. 45 - Mike Barbera, 32. 18 - Howard Page, 33. 79 - Brian Sobus, 34. 9 - Stephen Gioia III

Margin of Victory: 1.781 seconds

Cautions: 9 for 50 laps

Lap Leaders: Joey Payne 1-79, Otto Sitterly 80-200

Budweiser International Classic Bud Light B-Main (15 laps, 5-Qualify): 1. 24 - Jerry Curran, 2. 88 - Ryan Litt, 3. 44 - Bobby Haynes Jr., 4. 45 - Mike Barbera, 5. 96 - Lou LeVea Sr., 6. 1 - Shawn Muldoon, 7. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr., 8. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 9. 70 - Dave McKnight, 10. 14 - Joe Chillemi, 11. 66 - Brian Osetek, 12. 07 - Dave Sanborn, 13. 75 - Gene Lee Gibson

Provisional Starter: #83 Lou LeVea Jr.

 

 

Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway

 

Saturday night's racing at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway heated up for one of the last two points nights left to go in the 2014 racing season.  Imperial's Mike Johnson broke his dry spell and took the checkered flag in the Diehl of Robinson Super Late Model race.  Justin Lamb also ended a long winless streak by earning his first win in three years in the Precise Racing Products Rush Late Model feature.  Making their final appearance of the season, the 410 Outlaw Winged sprints showcased the talents of Carl Bowser of Sarver, PA, who handily won that division's main event.  Also making an appearance at the track were the Rush Modifieds, and in his first visit to the speedway all the way from Wilson, NY, Greg Martin took the win in the 15 lap feature.  Fan favorites Nick Kocuba and Karlee Kovacs both made an appearance in victory lane in the Sunoco Race Fuels Sportsman and Imperial Heights Young Guns divisions.  Finishing up the night was a win by Dave Sheriff in the Miley BP Car Wash Hobby Stock main.

 

John Mollick and Mike Johnson both won their heats in the Diehl of Robinson Super Late Model class.  However, Mollick broke and exited the feature after the third lap.  Johnson started on the pole and started to pull away from the field in the first few laps, running on the high side of the track.  But the West Virginia Rim Rider, Steve Baker, gave chase, sometimes coming within a few car lengths at times.  Behind them, Ben Miley, Lynn Geisler and Alex Ferree put on a great show, battling back and forth for positions 3-5.  In the end, Johnson held on for the win, his first of the season.  Behind him at the finish were Baker, Geisler, Miley and Ferree.

 

Starting on the pole position in the Precise Racing Products Rush Late Model event, Justin Lamb broke away from the rest of the pack and developed a comfortable lead.  After 10 laps, Nico DaBecco left the race on a caution flag, and the next few laps were caution filled as well.  At the restart, Alan Dellinger and Tommy Schirnhofer both tried to charge to the front, but Lamb held off his challengers and earned his first victory in three years.  Schirnhofer, Dellinger, Corey McPherson, and Michael Reft rounded out the top five.

 

The 410 Outlaw Winged Sprints had a smaller than usual field of cars, but the drivers put on a big show, especially as Carl Bowser and Brandon Matus battled it out, with Bowser holding onto the top spot for all but one of laps in the 20 lap feature event.  AJ Flick, Brent Matus, and Brandon Spithaler followed at the finish.

 

The Rush Modifieds also made an appearance, and track newcomer Greg Martin from Wilson, NY earned the win in their feature event.  Rocky Kugal, Jeremy Zufall, Will Schaffer, and Chelsie Kriegisch followed at the checkers.

 

A field of 14 cars was slated to start the Sunoco Race Fuels Sportsman main event, with Drew Koteles and Eric Piotrowski in the front row.  As the green flag waved, Nick Kocuba rocketed to the front, and put on his best show of the season and earned his first win in 2014.  He was able to hold off a challenge from Bill Robertson at the end.  Points leader Christian Schneider was able to return to the track and earn his downed lap back to finish 4th overall.  Robertson was second, Joey Koteles was third, and Pat Henley was fifth.

 

Sporting their biggest field appearance of the season, the Miley BP Car Wash Hobby Stocks started 9 cars in their heat and 8 in the feature event.  Dave Sheriff, Joe Podolinsky and Hannah Ramsey were the frontrunners the entire time and finished first, second and third respectively.  Steve Pyeritz and Jacob Wiser followed.

 

After a late race caution in the Imperial Heights Young Guns feature race, Karlee Kovacs was able to pass and take the lead from O.B. Huff and earn her fifth win of the season, thrilling the fan contingent she brought with her.  Huff finished second and Dale Touche had a strong run and finished fourth.  Twenty-six year old Dave Ostrander finished in fifth place.

 

The 26th Pittsburgher 100 is just two weeks away; Dirt's Monster Half Mile will host an open practice session on Friday, September 12.  The two day racing extravaganza will start on Saturday, September 13 and will showcase a 50 lap $5,000 to win Diehl of Robinson Super Late Model event.  A Rush Tour Event will follow that night, along with racing in the Sportsman, Hobby Stock, Young Guns and Late Model features.  Sunday, September 13 will be the $5,000 to win Herb Scott Memorial, and features in the Rush Pro Late Model, Sportsman, Hobby Stock, Young Guns and Late Model divisions.  All tickets are available online at www.showclix.com/event/pittsburgher   Camping permits must be printed and registered; details are available on www.ppms.com 

 

Diehl of Robinson Super Late Models

Heat 1 Finish

 

Heat 2 Finish

1

4J

John Mollick

 

1

2J

Mike Johnson

2

10f

Alex Ferree

 

2

0b

Steve Baker

3

38s

Jim Stephans

 

3

99m

Ben Miley

4

75f

Colton Flinner

 

4

1C

Lynn Geisler

5

02b

Brandon Burgoon

 

5

44s

Derek Stefanick

6

13y

Bill Yohe

       

Feature Finish

 

DID NOT START

 

1

2J

Mike Johnson

   

13y

Bill Yohe

 

2

0b

Steve Baker

       

 

3

1C

Lynn Geisler

       

 

4

99m

Ben Miley

       

 

5

10f

Alex Ferree

       

 

6

02b

Brandon Burgoon

       

 

7

75f

Colton Flinner

       

 

8

44s

Derek Stefanick

       

 

9

4J

John Mollick

       

 

10

38s

Jim Stephans

       

 

                         

 

 

Precise Racing Products Rush Late Models

 

Heat 1 Finish

 

Heat 2 Finish

1

03j

Paul Jablonski

 

1

8s

Tommy Schirnhofer

2

9R

Michael Reft

 

2

8d

Alan Dellinger

3

93X

Justin Lamb

 

3

60c

Corey McPherson

4

14B

Ben Policz

 

4

F1

Nico Dabecco

5

2M

Chuck Medved

 

5

8c

Dusty Curry

6

01h

Ron Hall

 

6

82S

Josh Stoica

7

6R

Chuck Recker Jr.

 

7

88c

Daryl Charlier

Feature Finish

 

DID NOT START

 

1

93X

Justin Lamb

   

6R

Chuck Recker Jr.

 

2

8s

Tommy Schirnhofer

   

88c

Daryl Charlier

 

3

8d

Alan Dellinger

       

 

4

60c

Corey McPherson

       

 

5

9R

Michael Reft

       

 

6

14B

Ben Policz

       

 

7

03j

Paul Jablonski

       

 

8

2M

Chuck Medved

       

 

9

8c

Dusty Curry

       

 

10

82S

Josh Stoica

       

 

11

01h

Ron Hall

       

 

12

F1

Nico Dabecco

       

 

                       

 

410 Outlaw Winged Sprints

Heat 1 Finish

 

Heat 2 Finish

1

10

Carl Bowser

 

1

33

Brent Matus

2

2

A. J. Flick

 

2

5R

Gale Ruth Jr.

3

13

Brandon Matus

 

3

5

Bob McMillin

4

27

Brandon Spithaler

 

4

1R

Gale Ruth Sr.

5

27m

Zach Morrow

 

5

12K

Mike Flynn

Feature Finish

 

1

10

Carl Bowser

 

2

13

Brandon Matus

 

3

2

A. J. Flick

 

4

33

Brent Matus

 

5

27

Brandon Spithaler

 

6

5R

Gale Ruth Jr.

 

7

5

Bob McMillin

 

8

27m

Zach Morrow

 

9

1R

Gale Ruth Sr.

 

10

12K

Mike Flynn

 

                 

 

 

 

Chuck Hebing Wins Lucas Oil ESS Earl Halaquist Memorial at I-88 Speedway

By MIKE MALLETT

AFTON, N.Y. - For the second time in his career Chuck Hebing captured the Earl Halaquist Memorial with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints. Hebing last won the event back in 2006 at the Black Rock Speedway. On Tuesday night Hebing added a second as he dominated the 25-lap Einstein Construction Group A-Main to pocket $2,600 at the I-88 Speedway. The win was also part of the E & V Energy Tour of the States series.

“It’s good to win big races especially when we have friends and family here,” said Hebing in Victory Lane. “It’s real good. We tried some new stuff tonight and things went good.”

Dane Lorenc started on the pole of feature event with Hebing setting to his outside. Lorenc got the jump on the veteran driver from Ontario, N.Y., at the drop of the green flag. Lorenc continued as the leader of the first few circuits as Hebing worked him over high and then low. Lorenc held his ground and ran right through the middle groove of the corners forcing Hebing to search for a faster line.

The pair remained the top two as Hebing was never too far away from the youngster. Then, on lap seven, he made his move. Hebing got a run off the top of turns one and two and stayed to the outside of Lorenc down the back straightaway. As they raced through turns three and four Hebing was able to power on by to take over the race lead.

“That kid in the double-zero (Lorenc) did a heck of a job,” commented Hebing. “He was running great. He was right in the middle of the race track. We thought the top was going to be the way around but the middle was faster and he had that lane. I finally go by him and once I got the middle the car felt awful good.”

A lap later the caution was displayed for Aaron Ott as he slowed with a left rear tire on his No. 25. He returned to the pit area but was unable to resume the action on this night before the race returned to green. With a restart coming, it was Hebing getting the jump on Lorenc and driving back out to the lead. As the laps clicked off it would be Hebing extending the advantage to almost a full straightaway as Lorenc dealt with challenges from several drivers including Jason Barney and Stewart Friesen.

Hebing and Lorenc remained the top two as the race worked its way to conclusion. Before the end could be reached the field was under caution again with two laps remaining as Jason Shultz, a regular at the Selinsgrove Speedway, spun in turn two.

On the ensuing restart contact was made in the middle of the field causing Bobby Parrow to get up and over while also collecting Joe Trenca, Cory Sparks, Jordan Thomas and Dave Axton. All drivers were uninjured but both Parrow and Thomas were unable to continue.

Due to there being two cautions on one lap, a single-file restart was called for under Empire Super Sprint rules. With green in the air again Hebing bolted away with Lorenc attempting to fend off Friesen for the runner-up spot. Hebing went on to get the win over Friesen who passed Lorenc with just one lap to go.

“I was more concerned with fuel at the end because we had a pretty low fuel load,” said Hebing about the final laps. “I was wondering if we were running low on fuel. I was glad when it finally got over. The car seemed pretty good on restarts so I was only worrying about the fuel.”

Friesen, of Sprakers, N.Y., was a solid second place finisher after struggling in his heat race. He started 13th in the A-Main and used the various restarts and a strong car supplied by Doug Emery to move his way up to the runner-up finish at the checkered flag.

“That was a lot of fun out there,” commented Friesen. “You could run the top, the bottom. It was cool. I wish there were a couple more laps there. We held on for second. I don’t know if we had anything for the Cobra (Hebing). We are happy with second. We’ve had some bad luck with our sprint car stuff this year. I’d like to dedicate this to Kevin Ward and his family. They are all here tonight. It was nice to see them at the races.”

Lorenc ended up finishing in the third position when all was said and done. The Bowmansville, N.Y., driver was happy with the teams effort finishing third to veteran drivers Hebing and Friesen.

“It was really fun out there,” said Lorenc. “He (Hebing) had a fast race car. My mechanic gave me a great race car tonight. I couldn’t ask for anything else.”

Justin Barger made a rare Empire Super Sprint and finished in the fourth spot while Tommy Wickham, of Constantia, N.Y., was able to come from 20th position to complete the top five.

ESS/I-88 Notes – A nice field of 26 sprints came out on a beautiful night…With the special midweek date and added money to the purse, besides Shultz, Aaron Ott, Kyle Reinhardt and Kyle Pitts from Michigan made either a rare or first time ESS starts…Many members of the Halaquist family wre on hand including Earl Halaquist Jr….Zach Weigand blew his engine just after his heat took the checkered flag and he was done for the night.

Einstein Construction Group A-Main - Chuck Hebing ($2,600), Stewart Friesen, Dane Lorenc, Justin Barger, Tommy Wickham, Parker Evans, Dave Axton, Cory Sparks, Clint Ide, Paul Kinney, Joe Trenca, George Suprick, Kyle Pitts, Tim Axton, Jason Barney, Jason Shultz, Jeff Cook, Bobby Parrow, Jordan Thomas, Matt Tanner, Aaron Ott, Kyle Reinhardt, Danny Varin, Steve Collins.

Did Not Qualify - Zach Weigand, Bob Gray

Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat 1 - Barger, Trenca, Hebing, Evans, Friesen, Ide

Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat 2 - Ott, Varin, Lorenc, Reinhardt, Tanner, Parrow

Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat 3 - Suprick, Barney, Collins, Sparks, Shultz, Cook.

Halaquist Family/Cobra Coaches Dash - Varin

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main - Thomas, Wickham, Pitts, Kinney

Added Starters - D. Axton, T. Axton

Bonuses:

Westward Painting Company Halfway - Hebing $100

Insinger Performance Hard Charger - D. Axton (17 pos). $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 - Wickham $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main - Thomas $50

Lacaillade Masonry In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Pitts $50

Care Mate Custom Built Trailers Heats - Barger, Ott, Suprick $25

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, SUNY Canton, E&V Energy, Le Groupe Ultra, Hoosier Racing Tires, Insinger Performance, Fondations 4 Saisons, Cobra Coaches, Westward Painting Company, Fondations 55, Einstein Construction Group, Camara Slate, Car Mate Trailers, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Ohsweken Speedway, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

Stewart Friesen’s Last Lap Pass Made ESS History at Thunder Mountain Speedway

By MIKE MALLETT

CENTER LISLE, NY - Stewart Friesen accomplished yet another historic feat on Saturday night at the Thunder Mountain Speedway. The Sprakers, N.Y., driver captured the 25-lap Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint A-Main event making him the first ever driver to win at the bullring. Friesen picked up over $2,000 for his win which came as part of the E&V Energy Tour of the States series.

Friesen used a last lap pass of current series point leader Steve Poirier to secure the win for his Doug Emery Motorsports team.

“I have to thank Doug Emery and Barb Patterson a lot for this opportunity,” said Friesen. “It’s super. Anytime Brett Deyo gets involved in a promotion and now with sprint cars it’s a good thing. It is a pleasure to be here and a great event. I’m proud to be a part of it.”

Dave Axton and Poirier brought the field to the start of the race with Poirier heading to the top side to take the race lead as the field charged into the first corner. Poirier worked the high groove off the exit of turn two allowing him to keep the lead down the backstretch.

Over the first few laps Axton remained close to Poirier has he remained in a close battle for second with Matt Tanner and the seventh place starter Friesen. Friesen worked the lower lane while Axton and Tanner stayed through in the middle of the racing groove.

Poirier began to stretch the advantage by lap eight as the race for the runner-up spot intensified between Axton and Friesen. Friesen got under Tanner for third then on lap 10 he wrestled second from Axton who promptly passed him back a lap later. At the halfway point it was Friesen just edging in front of Axton for second was Poirier remained the leader.

Before lap 14 could be completed a caution changed the course of the race as Tim Axton slowed on the frontstretch with a broken driveshaft in his No. 99A ride. At this point Poirier was the leader over Friesen, Axton, Tanner and Hebing.

Poirier elected to use the bottom lane for the double-file restart and it worked to his advantage as he was able to work the bottom then slide to the middle in turns one and two in order to keep Friesen behind him as they drove into turns one and two.

Poirier and Friesen charged away as the race for third heated up between Tanner, Hebing and Pennsylvania invader Aaron Ott. The trio swapped the position multiple-times before the lap 18 mark with Tanner eventually solidifying the spot.

Poirier got to traffic with five laps remaining allowing Friesen to begin his assault. Friesen continued to work the low lane while Poirier began struggling in the middle of the track. Friesen used the moisture on the bottom to close in as the laps neared completion.

“You kind of got to go where he’s not in a situation like that,” stated Friesen. “He had the top three-quarters of the track filled up so we had to make it work on the bottom.”

As Poirier and Friesen came off the fourth turn to take the white flag Friesen made his move to the bottom. He got a great run off the fourth corner and he used that to get into one on the bottom before Poirier could get to the top. He then slid up the track in front of Poirier as they raced off of turn two in order to take the lead. Poirier came back at him on the outside of turns three and four but it was to no avail as Friesen held him off with his Donath Motor Worx powered Eagle.

“I didn’t think we were going to get him,” said Friesen. “We ran neck and neck there and he had some good clean air. I kept trying to work the bottom, work the bottom. I don’t know if the tire just came around the last couple of laps or what but it really took off for us. I didn’t know what lap it was but I was having a hell of a time out there.”

Poirier’s second place effort was good enough to help him retain the overall point lead as the Quebec driver vies for his fifth series championship. In Victory Lane Poirier admitted that he couldn’t get the drive off the corner that he needed to at the end of the event.

“Before caution I saw him sneak by me a little on the inside,” commented Poirier. “The longer run we got looser. I tried to move the wing back a little bit. I thought I could hold for the last couple of laps but he was a little bit better than us tonight. Car was good in feature we just needed a little bit more grip out of the corner.”

Tanner, of Stephentown, N.Y., backed up his strong effort in Quebec with another solid outing. Tanner was able to keep Ott behind him to grab the final spot on the podium at the checkered.

“Saw his nose wing there on the bottom so I started protecting it,” stated Tanner about the race with Ott. “I could hear him out there but I never saw him again. This is a real good effort for tonight. We were fast all night. We missed it a little in the feature. We got a little tight in the feature when we got the wing back. At least we stayed in touch with Stewie (Friesen) and Steve.”

Ott crossed the line in the fourth position after starting in the 12th spot and Hebing, the dash winner on the night, finished in the fifth position.

Lucas Oil A-Main - Stewart Friesen ($2,188), Steve Poirier, Matt Tanner, Aaron Ott, Chuck Hebing, Jeff Cook, Dave Axton, Jason Barney, Paul Kinney, George Suprick, Cory Sparks, Parker Evans, Clint Ide, Mike Stelter, Rob Dietrick, Tim Axton, Sammy Reakes IV.

Lap Leaders - Poirier 1-24, Friesen 25

Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat 1 - Reakes IV, Kinney, D. Axton, T. Axton, Ide, Dietrick Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat 2 - Sparks, Cook, Suprick, Poirier, Evans, Barney Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat 3 - Friesen, Hebing, Tanner, Ott, Stelter.

Bonuses: Lap Money - Poirier ($412), Friesen ($13) Westward Painting Company 2nd place Halfway - Friesen $100 Insinger Performance Hard Charger - Barney (9 pos.) $50 Fondations 55 Pick 5 - Hebing $50 Lacaillade Masonry In Memorial Of Kevin Ward Jr. - Ide $50 Car Mate Custon Built Trailers Heats - Reakes IV, Sparks, Friesen $25 In Memory of Kevin Ward Halfway - Poirier $113

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, SUNY Canton, E&V Energy, Le Groupe Ultra, Hoosier Racing Tires, Insinger Performance, Fondations 4 Saisons, Cobra Coaches, Westward Painting Company, Fondations 55, Einstein Construction Group, Camara Slate, Car Mate Trailers, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Ohsweken Speedway, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series

(Burlington, WA, 08/30/2014) Donny Schatz scored his nineteenth World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series victory of this 2014 season, racing the STP #15 Sprint at Skagit Speedway's Monster Meltdown event in Burlington, WA

Schatz also had scored a 11.255 second run for second fast time in qualifying, finished second in the second Heat Race and won the Dash.

"This is a great win for us. When we went out for hot laps we had to leave the track as the motor was back firing. It was a spark plug problem. Once that was fixed, the car was great. The track was great. It was good on the top, the middle and the bottom. I could race everywhere. When I wanted to pass, I could try to race around them, if I couldn't then I raced beneath them." said Schatz of Fargo, ND

Brad Sweet scored in second at the line. Sweet timed in third quick in qualifying, finished third in the third Heat Race and a fourth in the Dash.

Sweet from Grass Valley, CA, driving the Kasey Kahne Racing, #49 Sprint, raced into second place on the fourteenth lap of the "A" Feature and raced it to the checkered of this thirty-five lap race on this three-tenth's of a mile, high banked, dirt oval.

"This was a pretty good night for us. I had a chance at Donny (Schatz) a few times, but there wasn't enough room to get by. I was a little bit better each night. As long as you stay towards the front you have a chance to get into the lead." said Sweet.

Claiming a podium finish, Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, IN, crossed the checkered flag in third, racing the Motter #71M sprint.

"The track was so much better tonight, we could race anywhere. All in all, Donny is who you want to beat. We had a second place car tonight but I may have messed up choosing where we needed to run. But we did set fast time and earned a podium finish. I love racing the West Coast, I look forward to coming out here." said Saldana. Saldana set 11.227 seconds in qualifying for fast time of the night and now has scored twenty-one fast times thus far in this season, in WoO Sprint car events.

Shane Stewart of Tulsa, OK, driving the Larson Marks Racing #2 Sprint, raced from his ninth place start in this "A" Main into fourth place with just five laps to go.

"The track was good. I was good on the bottom but the dust made it hard to see. Donny (Schatz) comes into every race with confidence. Watching him race, makes us want to try harder. Any time you can pass the caliber of competition here, you are accomplishing a lot. If I could have gotten around Paul (McMahan) sooner, we might have had a chance to challenge for third. I felt we had a third place car here tonight." said Stewart

When the original green flag of this race flew out, it was a drag race start between Schatz and Saldana with Saldana powering into the lead. Saldana led the first dozen laps in spite of cautions flags before Schatz made his winning move to the front, which he held all the way to the checkered. Sweet raced by Saldana on the fourteenth lap to take over second.

McMahan started the race in third, dropped to fourth on the eighth lap which he then raced thru lap thirty. Next, Stewart raced by McMahan to take over fourth, then raced it to the checkered.

McMahan held on to score in fifth at the line, followed by Daryn Pittman, Kerry Madsen, Jason Sides, David Gravel, Jason Solwold, Kraig Kinser, Cody Darrah, Trey Starks, Logan Schuchart, Jonathan Allard, Tayler Balsam, Brock Lemley, Barry Martinez, Steve Kinser, Travis Rilat, Jesse Whitney, Skylar Gee, Kevin Smith, Jonathan Jorgenson.

The "B" Main, the Dash and Heat Race finishes, are as follows: (Please note: All times, finishes, etc. are unofficial):

"B" Main: Jason Solwold, Trey Starks, Kevin Smith, Barry Martinez, Skylar Gee, Jacob Allen, Matt Jensen.

DASH: Schatz, Saldana, McMahan, Sweet, Madsen, Pittman, Gravel, K. Kinser.

Heat Races:

Heat #1: Madsen, Sides, Saldana, McMahan, S. Kinser, Lemley, Starks, Smith, Allen.

Heat #2: Gravel, Schatz, Schuchart, Pittman, Jorgenson, Darrah, Solwold, Martinez, Jensen

Heat #3: K. Kinser, Malsam, Sweet, Stewart, Rilat, Allard, Whitney, Gee

 

 

Hamilton Continues Grundy County Domination in STARS Lockard Memorial

By Rich Murray MORRIS, IL (August 30, 2014)—The only word to describe Kyle Hamilton’s performance at Grundy County Speedway in the month of August is “dominant.” Hamilton, the 22-year-old native of Danville, Indiana, took his third consecutive D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midget feature win at the 1/3-mile paved oval in Morris, Illinois on Saturday night. Hamilton’s eighth career STARS win also lifted him into a three-way tie for first place on the all-time series win list with Jim Anderson and Austin Prock. As he has done in all six STARS races he has entered this season, Hamilton set the fastest lap during qualifying at 14.189. The fast lap extended Hamilton’s lead as the most prolific qualifier in STARS history as he earned his 10th career fast qualifying time in only 15 appearances since 2011. Channahon, Illinois’ Billy Hulbert and Beech Grove, Indiana’s Kyle O’Gara won each of the heat races. With the six-car inversion for the feature, that put Hamilton on the outside of the third row on the start with Ryan Probst and Tyler Baran occupying the front row. On the start, Baran was able to get the jump from the outside of the first row to take the top spot. Baran was took control of the race and led the first 24 circuits. Throughout most of the the 30-lap race, Hamilton cruised around in third place waiting to make his patented charge to the front. On the 18th lap, Hamilton got by Probst for second. With his sights set solely on tracking down the yellow BBOYZ number 11 of Baran, on lap 25, Hamilton made his move for the lead and it stuck. For the remaining six laps, Hamilton was able to cruise to his fourth STARS win of 2014. In other action, Jimmy Clark, Jr. took the checkered flag in the Illini Racing Series feature. Darren Ihrke won his second consecutive STARS Classic Modified feature. In only his third Grundy County start of the season, Johnny Kringas took top honors in the INEX Legends feature. Jamie Domski was able to take his car to victory lane after earning the victory in the CSR Super Cup feature. After a two-week break, the next STARS event on the calendar takes place on Saturday, September 20th for “70s and 80s Night.” For the penultimate STARS event of 2014, you can bring out your favorite green leisure suit if you want to celebrate the 1970s or wear your favorite pair of acid washed jeans you’ve had stashed away in the back of your closet since 1987. The night features the D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midgets along with the return of the Illini Racing Series Midgets, STARS Classic Modifieds, INEX Legends, and the CSR Super Cups. Adult tickets are just $12. Kids age 5-12 get in for $2. Children age 4 and under are free! Pit gates open at 2 p.m. Grandstands open up at 5 p.m. Racing starts at 6:30 p.m.

GRUNDY COUNTY SPEEDWAY D’ARCY GMC STARS NATIONAL MIDGETS – 34TH ANNUAL “BOB LOCKARD MEMORIAL” AUGUST 30, 2014

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Kyle Hamilton, 33, Hamilton-14.189; 2. Austin Prock, 41, Prock-14.321; 3. Nick Baran, 87, BBOYZ-14.368; 4. Kyle O’Gara, 99, Guess-14.387; 5. Ryan Probst, 99p, Probst-14.388; 6. Tyler Baran, 11, BBOYZ-14.525; 7. Billy Hulbert, 88, Hulbert-14.533; 8. Tyler Trainor, 25, Trainor-14.535; 9. Adam Wilsdon, 9, Wilsdon-14.853; 10. Terry Ahern, 6T6, Ahern-15.705

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Hulbert, 2. Probst, 3. Hamilton, 4. N. Baran, 5. Wilsdon

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. O’Gara, 2. Trainor, 3. T. Baran, 4. Prock, 5. Ahern

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Kyle Hamilton, 2. Tyler Baran, 3. Ryan Probst, 4. Kyle O’Gara, 5. Billy Hulbert, 6. Tyler Trainor, 7. Terry Ahern, 8. Adam Wilsdon, 9. Nick Baran, 10. Austin Prock

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-24 T. Baran. Laps 25-30 Hamilton.

NEXT D’ARCY GMC STARS NATIONAL MIDGET EVENT: September 20th at Grundy County Speedway – “70s and 80s Night”

 

Ryan Ruhl Races to Crystal SOD Checkers

By Bob Buffenbarger

Crystal, Mi.-(August 30, 2014)- Ryan Ruhl thrilled the large crowd at Crystal Motor Speedway by re-taking the lead from Dustin Daggett with two laps remaining to capture the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP 25 lap feature Saturday night.

Gregg Dalman and Ruhl started on the front row with Ruhl taking command on the the first lap with Dalman, Craig Karazim, Daggett and Kyle Pitts falling in line. Laps were clicking off quickly as Ruhl was putting distance between himself and Dalman and by the 10th circuit, 6th starting Daggett had climbed into third place and one lap later the red 2m of Daggett took 2nd and was gaining on Ruhl.

At the 15 lap mark, Daggett was knocking on the door and was all over Ruhl nearly making the pass as they approached lapped traffic. The red flag flew for Gregg Dalman as he made contact with the turn four wall while running 3rd, and turned over on lap 18. Dalman was not injured but was finished for the night.

As the green appeared once more Daggett and Ruhl were racing side by side with the 11r of Chase Ridenour now moving into the mix. With laps winding down, racing for the lead was intense and Daggett made the pass at the stripe on lap 21. Ruhl was determined and with two to go, Ruhl went low in turn two and drove under Daggett to take the lead once again. One lap later the yellow light flashed for a John Gall spin in turn four.

This would set up a green, white checker finish and Ruhl was up to the task with a good re-start and went on to take the checkers with Daggett, Ridenour, Brett Mann and Kyle Pitts rounding out the top five.

Crystal Motor Speedway did a fine job running a fast paced program tonight with some threatening weather not far away. The Sprints on Dirt dash was cancelled because of these conditions.

Heats were won by Gregg Dalman, Dustin Daggett and Craig Karazim

Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP Crystal Motor Speedway – Crystal, Mi. Saturday August 30, 2014 Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race #1 (8 Laps):1. 49t-Gregg Dalman, 2. 27-Brad Lamberson, 3. 19m-Brett Mann, 4. 21t-Troy Chehowski, 5. 21-Kirk Cheney, 6. 70-Jim Lingar All Star Performance / Comp Cams Heat Race #2 (8 Laps):1. 2m-Dustin Daggett, 2. 16-Ryan Ruhl, 3. 7k-Kyle Pitts, 4. 81-John Gall, 5. 20a-Andy Chehowski Speed Pro Heat Race #3 (8 Laps):1. 4z-Craig Karazim, 2. 11r-Chase Ridenour, 3. 31-Andy Teunessen, 4. 46-Robert Huisken, 4-Eric Smith dns

Nitro Black Dash (4 Laps): Cancelled due to incoming weather

Engine Pro / ARP A-Main (25 Laps):1. 16-Ryan Ruhl, 2. 2m-Dustin Daggett, 3. 11r-Chase Ridenour, 4. 19m-Brett Mann, 5. 7k-Kyle Pitts, 6. 27-Brad Lamberson, 7. 4z-Craig Karazim, 8. 21t-Troy Chehowski, 9. 20a-Andy Chehowski, 10. 31-Andy Teunessen, 11. 46- Robert Huisken, 12. 21-Kirk Cheney, 13. 81-John Gall, 14. 70-Jim Lingar, 15. 49t-Gregg Dalman, 16. 4-Eric Smith

Engine Pro Lucky Dog: Kyle Pitts

 

 

Jackson Sprint Car Nationals Provides Great Action By Dan Voigt, Media Relations Jackson Speedway

JACKSON, MN – After a little too much rainfall and the promise of more on Friday evening, the 2014 Jackson Sprint Car Nationals, sponsored by the State Bank of Fairmont and Erickson Trucks and Parts of Jackson had to be postponed from Friday night and combined into a single night show on Saturday. The historic half -mile of the Jackson Speedway hosted the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series along with the Jackson Speedway Touring Series 360 winged sprints, along with the Minniakota MicroSprints, IMCA Sport Modifieds and IMCA Stock Cars. A total of 39 sprints turned out for the evening’s heat races and the special Dick Valentine Memorial race for the feature non-qualifiers. An additional 31 cars turned out for the three support classes for the evening. Winning the feature races for the evening in the Minnesota West Technical College Power Sports Technology Minniakota MicroSprints was Derek Steen of Lakefield, MN, while in the Golden Fenders IMCA Sport Modified feature, Jason Andrews of Estherville, IA earned the win. For the Golden Fenders IMCA Stock Car class, Trent Schroeder of Worthington, MN claimed the victory. In the first B feature, Jason Johnson of Eunice, LA would take the checkers with Brad Loyett of Sunset Hills, MO., winning the second B Feature event. For the Dick Valentine Memorial special feature for non-qualifiers, a scary moment on the first lap saw Dusty Ballenger rolled going into turn one after contact with another car, but Ballenger was uninjured in the mishap. When the race resumed, Austin Johnson of Pleasantville, IA, earned the victory. For the 2014 Jackson Nationals Sprint Feature, Matt Covington of Glenpool, OK collected first place money of $5,000 and the winner’s trophy. Winning the heat races in the Minniakota MicroSprints were Dalton Johnson and Derek Steen, while heat races in the Sport Modifieds went to Jason Andrews and Ben Chukuske. The Stock Car heat win was earned by Dustin Larson. Winning the Sprint heats were Tony Bruce, Jr; DJ Brink; Jason Johnson; Terry McCarl and Mark Toews. However, ASCS officials penalized Jason Johnson two positions in the third heat, giving the win to Mark Dobmeier instead. The Speedway will host the Wayne Gohr Memorial and the Loren Woodke Memorial races on Friday, Sept. 26, which will also be the makeup for the Annual Big Bike Giveaway night at the speedway. The racing action will be sponsored b y Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Graham Tire and Last Deck Manufacturing.

Jackson Chiropractic Minniakota MicroSprints – Feature – 20 Laps - 12 cars 22s – Derek Steen, Lakefield, MN; 12 – Colin Smith, Sheldon, IA; 27 – Dalton Johnson, Worthington, MN; 14 – Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA; 7L – Michael Lange, Windom, MN; 7 – John Sullivan, Arnolds Park, IA; 153 – Chad Nachtigal, Little Rock, IA; 6 – Nick Sullivan, Okoboji, IA; 39 – Zach Drahota, Jackson, MN(DNF); 21 – Ryan Schurr, Chandler, MN(DNF); 5z – Brady Hall, Lakefield, MN(DNS); 10n – Nick Birchard, Spencer, IA(DNS) MicroSprints Heat 1 – 10 Laps 27 – D. Johnson; 7L – Lange; 6 – N. Sullivan; 7 – J. Sullivan; 39 – Drahota; 10n – Birchard(DNS) MicroSprints Heat 2 – 10 Laps 22s – Steen; 12 – Smith; 163 – Nachtigal; 14 – Rosenboom; 5z – Hall(DNS); 21 – Schuur(DNS)

Golden Fenders IMCA Sport Mods – Feature – 12 Laps, 10 Cars 03Z – Jason Andrews, Estherville, IA; R6 – Danny Myrvold, Heron Lake, MN; 25 – Dan Paplow, Dundee, MN; 15V – Tony Voss, Worthington, MN; 87 – John Briggs, Cherokee, IA; 3W – Randy Winter, Winnebago, MN; 7C – Ben Chukuske, Sherburn, MN; 3 – Dustin Wiederhoelt, Fairmont, MN; 75 –Eric Kinnetz, Milford, IA JD1 – Justin DeBoer, Granada, MN; Sport Mod Heat 1 - 8 laps 03Z – Andrews, 87 – Briggs; R6 – Myrvold; JD1 – DeBoer; 3 - Widerhoelt Sport Mod Heat 2 - 8 laps 7c – B. Chukuske; 3W – Winters; 75 – Kinnetz; 15v - Voss; 25 - Paplow

Golden Fenders IMCA Stock Cars – Feature – 15 laps – 9 cars 31 – Trent Schroeder, Worthington, MN; 5 – Luke Sathoff, Jackson, MN; 10 – Levi Feltman, Jackson, MN; 83 – James Richert, Comfrey, MN; 87 – David Reisdorfter, Adrian, MN; 22x – Devin Kuehne, Reading, MN; 11k – Scott Knudson, Elkton, SD; 7L – Jeffrey Larson, Lakefield, MM(DNF); 5L – Dustin Larson, Worthington, MN;(DNF) Stock Cars – Heat 1 – 8 laps 5L – D. Larson; 5 – Sathoff; 31 – Schroeder; 7L J. Larson; 87 – Reisdorfer; 22x – Kuehne; 83 – Richert; 11K – Knudson; 10 – Feltman(DNF)

ASCS - JSTS 360 Sprints – Feature – 30 laps – 24 cars 95 - Matt Covington Glenpool, OK; 7 - Kaley Gharst Decatur, IL; 6 – Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA; 18 - Tony Bruce Jr. Owasso, OK; 5t - Mark Toews Spirit Lake IA; 23 - Seth Bergman Snohomish, WA; 45x - Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM; 82 - Dusty Zomer, Brandon, SD; 21 - Brian Brown Higginsville, MO; 14t – Brooke Tatnell, San Souci, New South Wales, Australia; 05 – Brad Loyett, Sunset Hills, MO; 11x - Gregg Bakker Sioux Falls, SD; 19 - Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH; 18m - Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s New South Wales, Australia; 35 - Skylar Prochaska Lakefield, MN; 32 - Brandon Halverson, Jackson, MN; 7TAZ - Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA(DNF); 75 DJ Brink, Sturgis, SD(DNF); 17 Blake Hahn, Sepulva, OK(DNF); 93 Derrik Lusk Jackson, MN(DNF); 7TAZ - Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA; 13 Mark Dobmier Grand Forks, ND(DNF); 18x Nate Laugen Lake Mills, IA(DNF); 15H Sam Hafertepe, Jr, Sunnyvale, TX(DNF); 94 – Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN(DNS) ASCS - JSTS 360 Sprints – B Feature #1– 12 laps – 12 cars 41 – Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA; 18x – Greg Laugen, Lake Mills, IA; 32 – Brandon Halverson, Jackson, MN; 81 – Austin Johnson, Pleasantville, IA; 75c – Casey Heser, Jackson, MN; 20g – Chris Graff, Glencoe, MN; 10 – Justin Jacobsma, Hull, IA ; 17 – Blake Hahn, Sepulva, OK; 07 – Derek Anderson, Estherville, IA(DNS); 4w – Matt Wasmund, Jackson, MN(DNS); 94 – Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN(DNS); 29 – Nick Lusk, Oakdale, MN(DNS) ASCS - JSTS 360 Sprints – B Feature #2– 12 laps – 11 cars 05 – Brad Loyett, Sunset Hills, MO; 11x – Gregg Bakker, Sioux Falls, SD; 7TAZ – Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA; 14 – Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA; 2d – Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, SD; 93 – Derrik Lusk, Jackson, MN; 64 – Bruce Anderson, Trimont, MN; 35 – Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN; 612 – Isaac Schreuers, Brandon, SD; 5m – Troy Manteufel, St. Peter, MN(DNS); 2ck – Kenny Long, Fairmont, MN(DNS) ASCS - JSTS 360 Sprints – Dick Valentine Memorial B Feature – 8 laps – 8 cars 81 – A. Johnson; 20g – Graff; 14 – Rosenboom; 75c – Heser; 10x – Jacobsma; 612 – Schreuers; 64 – B. Anderson(DNF), 2d – Ballenger(DNF) ASCS - JSTS 360 Sprints – Heat 1 – 8 laps 18 – Bruce, JR; 18m – Madsen; 14t – Tatnell; 11x – Bakker; 7TAZ – Phillips; 81 – A. Johnson; 20g – Graff; 35 – Prochaska(DNF) ASCS - JSTS 360 Sprints – Heat 2 – 8 laps 75 – Brink; 19 – Polyak; 7 –Gharst; 32 – Halverson; 612 – Schreurs; 2d – Ballenger; 94 – Swindell(DNF); 29 – N. Lusk(DNS) ASCS - JSTS 360 Sprints – Heat 3 – 8 laps 13 – Dobmeier; 82 – Zomer; 41 – Johnson; 14 – Rosenboom; 75c – Heser; 17 Hahn; 07 D. Anderson; 2ck – Long(DNS) ASCS - JSTS 360 Sprints – Heat 4 – 8 laps 6 – McCarl; 45x – Herrera; 23 – Bergman; 18x – Laugen; 09 – Juhl; 10 - Jacobsma; 64 – B. Anderson; 4w – Wasmund(DNF) ASCS - JSTS 360 Sprints – Heat 5 – 8 laps 5t – Toews; 95 – Covington; 21 – Brown; 15H – Hefertepe, Jr; 05 – Loyet; 93 – D. Lusk; 5m – Manteufel

 

 

Vaughan Gets First Career Win At Waynesfield

August 30, 2014

The thought of rain mixed with the pressures of tight point battles made the racing action at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio just that much better. Coming into the race, the top two in every class were within fifty points or less. With remaining races minimal, drivers were grabbing at anything possible to get those extra points to make or break their season. Drivers Kyle Simon and Gary Campbell know this fact first hand. Simon came into the weekend leading the Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprint point standings by just 28 points over veteran driver Mike Dunlap. Campbell is feeling the pressure even more with just a two-point lead over Rod Henning in the Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprint point standings. On the grandstand side, Ralph Skikos made his first ever trip to Waynesfield Raceway Park. Skikos served in the US military and received a silver star for his bravery in Vietnam. This American hero was treated with a great night of racing on a smooth and fast racing surface.

The Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints were first to take the track for 20 laps of action. Ron Kimmel in the 28K and Rob Winks in the 55 led the field to the opening green flag. Winks won the drag race into turn one leaving Kimmel in the dust. Winks built up a slight lead in the early laps turning lap times in the high thirteen-second bracket. The faster the laps Winks turned, the closer he came to lap traffic. With just over five laps in the books, Winks ran into a wall of lap traffic skimming his lead down to virtually nothing. Chase Dunham, Ron Kimmel, Rod Henning, and Becca Stiefel made up positions two through five as lap traffic surrounded Winks. Winks took on lap traffic like a true veteran while the competitors behind him made a run on one another. At the halfway point, Winks no longer was just dealing with lap traffic. Dunham slid up to the cushion and began to make a run on Winks. Lap after lap, Dunham would put a slider on Winks coming up short off of turn four. These unsuccessful attempts allowed Rod Henning to make a challenge for the runner-up spot. Henning found himself in second just before the red flag flew with just five laps to go for a three-car pileup in turn two. The 17 of Gary Campbell, 328 of Becca Stiefel, and the 8JR of JR Wood got together resulting in both Campbell and Stiefel going upside down and landing back upright. All drivers were fine after the crash but towed from the racing surface with severe damage. On the restart, Winks took off and put some distance between him and the rest of the field. Henning dropped back to third on the restart after his 28H went too low off of turn four and up onto the inside berm. Winks would go on to take home the emotional victory. Chase Dunham finished in second with Rod Henning finishing in third. Winks was almost in tears in victory lane looking back at one of his worst race seasons in history. Gunnar Lucius picked up the Foz Speed Partz hard charger award advancing 12 spots in the A-main.

The Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints were ready to rumble for 25 laps. Dustin Ingle and Mike Dunlap led the twenty-car field to green. The race into turn one put Ingle in the top spot with Dunlap trying to fight back on the bottom side of the track. Ingle would put his name in the record book leading the opening laps when the red flag flew for the 43G of Rob Guy. Guy’s car went airborne entering turn three sending him end over end riding the protective catch fence. Guy was pulled from his 43G machine and airlifted to the hospital for treatment. At the time of this release, no further details are known on his location or condition. Updates will be available via Waynesfield’s official website and social media channels. The WRP family asks race fans keep Rob in their thoughts and prayers as he and his family work through this difficult time. An extensive red flag followed the incident were drivers were allowed to emerge from their cars while crews regulated tire pressure. On the restart, Ingle led the field into turn one. He would lead the following two laps until the “Magic Man” pulled a trick of his own off of turn four. Mike Miller managed to slide his 82 up to the cushion to get around Ingle for the top spot. A second and final red would fly with just nine laps in the books for the 68G of Tyler Gunn. Gunn’s car bicycled down the front stretch before touching down just past the flag stand. Gunn climbed out from behind the wheel with assistance from track crews and walked away from the scene. Another longer cleanup followed as fuel from the 68G covered the racing surface after the car was removed from the front stretch. Once cars were pushed off for the third time of the evening, Miller led the group to the restart. Miller was so smooth on the final restart that he had a two second lead built up in just a lap and a half. Mike Dunlap in the 2B was fairly quiet in the A-main until the race went under ten to go. Current point leader Kyle Simon did not see Dunlap coming as he flew by on the outside out of nowhere. The running order remained stable giving Miller the victory and a visit to Best Performance Motorsports victory lane. Mike Dunlap posted a second place finish. Kyle Simon bettered his points night coming home third. Luke Hall in the 9N was awarded the hard charger award.

The Block Insurance Tough Trucks took the track next for their 15 lap A-main. Larry Fox and Bill Keeler led the field to the opening green flag. In typical truck fashion, a two wide start transformed into a three wide battle for spots third, forth, and fifth into turn one. Fox jumped into the early lead with Bill Keeler chasing in second. Sawmiller and Hicks squared began to push their way through the field early on. Gabe Twining in the freshly painted 25G held his own early on as well even with the added pressure from Roy Miller in the 37. Just before the halfway mark, Keeler began to fall back when he got too high on the cushion exiting turn four. He lost two spots on the deal when the red flag flew for the 9X of Mike Grigsby. Grigsby’s truck took a slight roll on the top side of turn one in the midst of a battle midway back in the pack. Mike walked away from the scene but the truck suffered very heavy damaged. The truck was picked up and removed with all four wheels off the ground because of the heavy damage. Once track crews cleared the track the green flag returned. Hicks squared made a run for the lead that ended up putting them one and two on the leader board. Jerry Sawmiller in his famous number 60 edged his way up to third to challenge the duo for the lead. All challenges were put on pause when the yellow flag flew. Larry Fox, who started on the pole and led the opening laps, lost a tire and portion of his axel exiting turn four. The tire bounced off the outside guardrail and rolled across the track before coming to a rest in the infield. Fox managed to limp his truck to the bottom of turn two where he was towed pit side. With five laps to go, Chris Hicks had to begin executing a plan to get around his brother Mike and hold off a challenging Jerry Sawmiller knocking at the backdoor. Sawmiller tried to push Hicks up the track but came up short and the door being shut by Hicks. Mike Hicks would hold on and take home the victory. Chris Hicks finished in second, Jerry Sawmiller in third. The 23 of Kenny Osborne finished just inside the top ten and received the hard charger award.

The Post Agri Service UMP Modifieds 20 lap A-main followed. Matt Twining in the M1G and Brandon Vaughan in the 34X led the field to Adam Brimmer’s green flag. Twining edged Vaughan to take the early lead. The lead would be short lived for Twining as Vaughan felt the turbo kick in and propel him into the top spot. Two laps would click off the board when the yellow flag flew for the 86 of Drew Smith and the 89 of Bobby Rose. Both drivers got together entering turn two and came to a stop on the inside of the track. The yellow allowed Twining a free pass to catch back up with Vaughan for the restart. Twining’s idea and execution were two completely different things as the M1G began to fall back just after the restart. Twining’s drop made way for Jerry Bowersock in the X to take the runner-up spot. Bowersock made a run on Vaughan for a split second until the yellow flew for the final time for debris scattered throughout turns three and four at the halfway mark. The second half of the race was fully focused on Vaughan and Bowersock as the battle got heated. Bowersock would throw a slider on Vaughan in three to only have it thrown back at him in four. Bowersock came so close to having the lead when it matters but came up just short each and every time. The timing worked right into Vaughan’s favor as he claimed his first every victory. Jerry Bowersock picked up a second place finish with Brian Post, cutting his way though the field, finishing third. Brandon Vaughan was at a loss for words in Best Performance Motorsports victory lane. He was just happy to finally have a win under his belt and something to talk about for the remainder of the season. Matt Westfall picked up the hard charger honors advancing ten spots to finish seventh.

The Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts rounded out the full night of racing with their 15 lap A-main. Current point leader David Yoder and a newly grandfather Jeff Zwiebel led the field to the green flag to get the A-main underway. Yoder won the drag race into turn one shuffling Zwiebel back to second. It was only a matter of time before Waynesfield and compact veteran Justin Durflinger made a run. Lucas Fuller began to slow causing him to pull the 74 into the infield to prevent any further damage to the car. Not even a lap later the yellow flag flew for a car almost going over the banking in turn two. The car went down and back up the banking before heading to the trailer. With Yoder and Durflinger now nose to tail, the restart became super important for both parties involved. Yoder maintained the lead into turn one and completing the first lap back under green. The following lap was when Durflinger executed a move to put his number seventeen into the lead. A late race caution for debris did not allow Yoder to make any type of moving giving Justin Durflinger the win. Harvey Yoder made his way through the field to make Yoder squared take second and third place. Justin Durflinger commented on the professionalism of Harvey and David Yoder by not spinning him coming to the checkered flag. Cody Sanders picked up the hard charger award.

Waynesfield Raceway Park will sit idle next Saturday before coming back alive on September 13th for another King of the Hill tournament. Eight drivers of the Post Agri Service UMP Modifieds will get their opportunity to enter the bracket and race their way to a pole starting spot. The Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints and Block Insurance Tough Trucks will also be on the program. Al the details are available online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

Over $900 in product certificates will be up for grabs by the eight King of the Hill competitors on September 13th courtesy of the Contingency Connection. Being a proud Contingency Connection track, Waynesfield has nearly $100,000 in contingency awards up for grabs in 2014. All of these awards are on top of all weekly cash payouts. Information on the Contingency Connection program and how it can help drivers when race bills come due is available by speaking with a track official.

RACE RESULTS

Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints (33 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Heat 1 (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 23S-Kyle Simon[1] ; 2. 24L-Lee Underwood[2] ; 3. 8-Todd Kane[3] ; 4. 32-Derek Hastings[4] ; 5. 9N-Luke Hall[6] ; 6. 14-Cooper Clouse[8] ; 7. 14C-Andy Conley[7] ; 8. 19-Jimmy Snead[5] ; 9. O1-Dustin Hammond[9]

Heat 2 - Heat 2 (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 82-Mike Miller[6] ; 2. 48-Mike Burkin[2] ; 3. 5W-Jeff Williams[4] ; 4. 43G-Rob Guy[8] ; 5. 5-Mark Silva[5] ; 6. 87-Paul Dues[1] ; 7. J1-Mark Shultz[3] ; 8. 25B-Mark Blausey[7]

Heat 3 - Heat 3 (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2B-Mike Dunlap[3] ; 2. 71-Stratton Briggs[1] ; 3. 22S-Dallas Hewitt[7] ; 4. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[5] ; 5. 63D-Jim Dues[4] ; 6. 53-Steve Little[2] ; 7. 9-Dave Disinger[6] ; 8. M2M-Beau Stewart[8]

Heat 4 - Heat 4 (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[1] ; 2. 6-Chris Phillips[2] ; 3. 54-Matt Westfall[4] ; 4. 2M-Logan Hupp[6] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 6. 5A-Toby Alfrey[8] ; 7. 14G-Gary Campbell[3] ; 8. 69R-Brian Gross[5]

B-Main #1 - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 9N-Luke Hall[1] ; 2. 14-Cooper Clouse[3] ; 3. 63D-Jim Dues[2] ; 4. 14C-Andy Conley[5] ; 5. 19-Jimmy Snead[7] ; 6. 53-Steve Little[4] ; 7. 9-Dave Disinger[6] ; 8. O1-Dustin Hammond[9] ; DNS. M2M-Beau Stewart

B-Main #2 - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 2. 87-Paul Dues[3] ; 3. 14G-Gary Campbell[6] ; 4. 5A-Toby Alfrey[4] ; 5. 25B-Mark Blausey[7] ; 6. 5-Mark Silva[1] ; 7. J1-Mark Shultz[5] ; 8. 69R-Brian Gross[8]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 82-Mike Miller[3]; 2. 2B-Mike Dunlap[2]; 3. 23S-Kyle Simon[4]; 4. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[1]; 5. 22S-Dallas Hewitt[11]; 6. 9N-Luke Hall[17]; 7. 54-Matt Westfall[12]; 8. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[15]; 9. 8-Todd Kane[9]; 10. 24L-Lee Underwood[5]; 11. 2M-Logan Hupp[16]; 12. 48-Mike Burkin[6]; 13. 6-Chris Phillips[8]; 14. 14-Cooper Clouse[19]; 15. 32-Derek Hastings[13]; 16. 87-Paul Dues[20]; 17. 5W-Jeff Williams[10]; 18. 68G-Tyler Gunn[18]; 19. 71-Stratton Briggs[7]; 20. 43G-Rob Guy[14]

Hard Charger: 9N-Luke Hall[+11]

Post AgriService UMP Modifieds (22 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. ZERO-Brent Hole[2] ; 2. K9-Scott Gerdeman[3] ; 3. 112-Chris Ullery[1] ; 4. 58P-Jim Post[6] ; 5. 47-Collin Thrilby[7] ; 6. 24-Terry Grilliot[4] ; 7. 89-Bobby Rose[5] ; 8. OO-John Brooks[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. X-Jerry Bowersock[2] ; 2. 34X-Brandon Vaughan[1] ; 3. 45P-Brian Post[3] ; 4. 11JS-Josh Scott[7] ; 5. 44-Zach Schroeder[5] ; 6. 54-Matt Westfall[4] ; 7. 5H-Brian Hogan[6]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 86-Drew Smith[1] ; 2. M1G-Matt Twining[4] ; 3. 93-Josh Greber[3] ; 4. 53-Brad Johnson[6] ; 5. 20K-Bill Keeler[5] ; 6. 20-Jamie Phlipot[7] ; 7. O%-Zach Walkup[2]

A-Main - (20 Laps)

1. 34X-Brandon Vaughan[2]; 2. X-Jerry Bowersock[5]; 3. 45P-Brian Post[8]; 4. ZERO-Brent Hole[6]; 5. 58P-Jim Post[10]; 6. 11JS-Josh Scott[11]; 7. 54-Matt Westfall[17]; 8. 44-Zach Schroeder[14]; 9. 47-Collin Thrilby[13]; 10. M1G-Matt Twining[1]; 11. 20K-Bill Keeler[15]; 12. 24-Terry Grilliot[16]; 13. OO-John Brooks[22]; 14. 86-Drew Smith[4]; 15. 93-Josh Greber[9]; 16. 5H-Brian Hogan[20]; 17. 53-Brad Johnson[12]; 18. 89-Bobby Rose[19]; 19. K9-Scott Gerdeman[3]; 20. 112-Chris Ullery[7]; 21. 20-Jamie Phlipot[18]; DNS. 0%-Zach Walkup

Hard Charger: 54-Matt Westfall[+10]

Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints (24 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Heat 1 (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 28H-Rod Henning[2] ; 2. 66-Chase Dunham[3] ; 3. 8JR-JR Wood[1] ; 4. 44-Ron Coleman[5] ; 5. 28J-Chris Bounds[7] ; 6. 84-Bill Dunham[4] ; 7. IVO-Andrew Heitkamp[6] ; 8. 39-Cole Roberson[8]

Heat 2 - Heat 2 (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 4-Tyler Street[1] ; 2. 55-Rob Winks[7] ; 3. 11-Corey Bedwell[4] ; 4. 14-Gary Campbell[6] ; 5. 5J-Jake Hesson[8] ; 6. 81H-Anthony Haas[5] ; 7. 50-Craig Stower[3] ; 8. 3D-Cody Downard[2]

Heat 3 - Heat 3 (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 328-Becca Stiefel[1] ; 2. 28K-Ron Kimmel[2] ; 3. OO-Michael Helterbran[7] ; 4. 42-Ty Tilton[5] ; 5. E99-Gage Etgen[4] ; 6. 22-Gunnar Lucius[3] ; 7. 17-Darin Collins[8] ; 8. 96-Riley VanHise[6]

A-Main - (20 Laps)

1. 55-Rob Winks[2]; 2. 66-Chase Dunham[3]; 3. 28H-Rod Henning[6]; 4. 28K-Ron Kimmel[1]; 5. 4-Tyler Street[5]; 6. 22-Gunnar Lucius[18]; 7. 11-Corey Bedwell[8]; 8. 42-Ty Tilton[12]; 9. 81H-Anthony Haas[17]; 10. 44-Ron Coleman[10]; 11. 84-Bill Dunham[16]; 12. E99-Gage Etgen[15]; 13. OO-Michael Helterbran[9]; 14. 328-Becca Stiefel[4]; 15. 8JR-JR Wood[7]; 16. 28J-Chris Bounds[13]; 17. 17-Darin Collins[21]; 18. 50-Craig Stower[20]; 19. 39-Cole Roberson[22]; 20. IVO-Andrew Heitkamp[19]; 21. 96-Riley VanHise[24]; DNS. 14-Darin Collins; DNS. 5J-Jake Hesson; DNS. 3D-Cody Downard

Hard Charger: 22-Gunnar Lucius[+12]

Block Insurance Tough Trucks (17 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Heat 1 (8 Laps - Top 11 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 60-Jerry Sawmiller[1] ; 2. 33-Mike Hicks[8] ; 3. 37-Roy Miller[2] ; 4. 1W-Bill Keeler[7] ; 5. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[9] ; 6. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[5] ; 7. 76-Allen Pow[6] ; 8. 13U-Dennis Ullery[4] ; 9. 1J-J.J Butler[3]

Heat 2 - Heat 2 (8 Laps - Top 11 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 71-Chris Hicks[3] ; 2. 82-Kevin Knittle[2] ; 3. 25G-Gabe Twining[5] ; 4. 28-Larry Fox[7] ; 5. 9X-Mike Grigsby[8] ; 6. OJ-Shane Jacobs[4] ; 7. 8-Matt Mckinnon[6] ; 8. 23-Kenny Osborne[1]

A-Main - (15 Laps)

1. 33-Mike Hicks[6]; 2. 71-Chris Hicks[7]; 3. 60-Jerry Sawmiller[8]; 4. 37-Roy Miller[4]; 5. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[9]; 6. 25G-Gabe Twining[3]; 7. 1W-Bill Keeler[2]; 8. 82-Kevin Knittle[5]; 9. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[11]; 10. 23-Kenny Osborne[16]; 11. 76-Allen Pow[13]; 12. OJ-Shane Jacobs[12]; 13. 13U-Dennis Ullery[15]; 14. 8-Matt Mckinnon[14]; 15. 28-Larry Fox[1]; 16. 9X-Mike Grigsby[10]; DNS. 1J-J.J Butler

Hard Charger: 23-Kenny Osborne[+6]

Indian Lake Outfitters Compacts (15 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Heat 1 (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 518-Jordan Iiams[2] ; 2. 1H-Jeff Zwiebel[1] ; 3. 82-Harvey Yoder[6] ; 4. 74-Lucas Fuller[3] ; 5. 34-James sorrell[5] ; 6. 66Z-Matt McKinnon[7] ; 7. 16-Jason Long[4] ; 8. 27-Robbie Tuttle[8]

Heat 2 - Heat 2 (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 17-Justin Durflinger[1] ; 2. 95-David Yoder[7] ; 3. O9-Dane Arvin[3] ; 4. 30-Keith Staley[5] ; 5. 85G-Nick Glasgow[2] ; 6. 71-Kolton Waughtel[6] ; 7. 27S-Cody Sanders[4]

A-Main - (15 Laps)

1. 17-Justin Durflinger[3]; 2. 82-Harvey Yoder[5]; 3. 95-David Yoder[1]; 4. O9-Dane Arvin[6]; 5. 30-Keith Staley[8]; 6. 85G-Nick Glasgow[10]; 7. 27S-Cody Sanders[14]; 8. 16-Jason Long[13]; 9. 1H-Jeff Zwiebel[2]; 10. 66Z-Matt McKinnon[11]; 11. 518-Jordan Iiams[4]; 12. 74-Lucas Fuller[7]; DNS. 34-James Sorrell; DNS. 71-Kolton Waughtel; DNS. 27-Robbie Tuttle

Hard Charger: 27S-Cody Sanders[+7]

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

 

Blaney gets by Chaney late to take UNOH All Star win at Attica

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

Contact: Brian Liskai – liskai2x@roadrunner.com

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Dale Blaney gave his daughter Leah a fantastic 19th birthday present Saturday at Attica Raceway Park – a victory.

The Hartford, Ohio driver got by Rob Chaney with five laps to go and went on to score his 13th University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions feature win of 2014 to close out the track’s season on Baumann Auto Group Night. The previous night the Tony Kennedy owned team had experimented with a different chassis and decided to put another car together for Saturday’s event and it paid off.

The victory is the second most All Star wins in a season for Blaney – he won 17 in 1996 – and runs his career total to an amazing 112 with the series. The victory was the fourth win of 2014 at Attica for “The Low Rider” and runs his career total to 21 at the track to move into third on the track’s all-time win list. Blaney leads all drivers in UNOH All Star wins at Attica with 15 victories.

“I was as good as what he was (Chaney)…it’s hard being behind a guy. He was kind of running where I wanted to in one and two and three and four he was taking up some ground. He had a really good car. It’s bitter sweat for me. He’s my best buddy out here. We talk all the time. He’s been going really, really, really good. I can see he has a lot of confidence. I love to win races…he’s going win a lot here. Those guys are going pretty good,” said Blaney beside his Kennedy Cattle/Penske Shocks/Ti22 Performance/GF1 Chassis/Tom’s Sewer and Septic Service backed #14k.

“We switched cars from last night…put this one together. I just didn’t feel comfortable with the other one. I told George (Fisher, crew chief) after the race ‘my car is back.’ Awful proud of all the guys. Tony is putting together a great team. We’ve had unbelievable success in his first year as an owner. Just looking forward to the rest of the races. Looking forward to getting back to Fremont in a couple of weeks…looking forward to some outlaw races. George has this thing dialed in,” added Blaney.

For Millersburg, Ohio’s Rob Chaney, running second after leading 23 of the 40 laps was bittersweet as well. He looked like he had the race in hand when the caution flew with seven laps to go and Blaney pounced soon after.

“I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed. I’m happy to run second. We got beat by the heavy weight champ. If you give him (Blaney) that many opportunities he’s going to find a way and he did. He does what he does to everybody…to outlaws…it doesn’t matter, he finds a way,” said Chaney beside his Stan Cortad Racing #9x.

“Our guys have worked real hard. We struggled really badly early in the year and we have this car rolling now and have a lot of confidence in it,” added Chaney.

Lockbourne, Ohio’s Cole Duncan would get by Byron Reed the final two laps to score the third place finish.

“I screwed up early and let some guys get by me and it really cost us there for awhile. No body had anything for Dale. Him and George had that thing rolling from the drop of the green so you have to congratulate them. It feels good to come back and get third after we struggled so badly last night,” said Duncan of his Motorcity Auto Transport/Wolfden Products/Industrial Special Powder Coating/Gressman Powersports backed #22.

Keith Berner and Shane McLoughlin battled side by side the first 16 laps of the 25-lap Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model feature. Unfortunately a lapped car spun right in front of McLoughlin and collected him, ending the fun. Berner would drive to his fourth career Attica win, the first of the season for the Millersburg, Ohio driver at “Ohio Finest Racing” speedplant. He announced in victory lane this was his last year of driving as he was retiring at season’s end.

“We were running so hard…it just went my way there with that lapped car. I knew it was going to be pretty dicey and Shane was running really good tonight and things just went my way. I guess you have to have some luck sometimes,” said Berner beside his Bud’s Place/AccuForce Shock Dyno/Village Motors/Massillon Transmissions backed #18.

“This is my third win in only my eighth night out this season. This is it…I’ve been really fortunate to still be very competitive. My business has just been crazy. So I’m calling this my year-end tour,” added Berner.

With his third place finish Markham would wrap up the first ever Attica Raceway Park/NAPA Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway Late Model Series Challenge and the $1,500 payday.

In the Foster Auto Body 305 Sprints, Fremont, Ohio’s Bobby Clark executed a daring move, splitting the first and second place running cars of Ricky Peterson and Paul Weaver as they exited turn two with five laps to go to take the lead. Clark would them drive to his third win of the season at Attica. It was the 16th career victory for Clark at the track, moving him into a tie with Joe Keegan for fifth on the track’s all-time win list.

“I had my eye on them and I was catching them little by little. When I pulled in Dave (Foos,crew chief) said ‘nice job splitting them.’ I don’t remember doing it. He’s got the car real nice. I wish we would have started the season out with this thing,” said Clark referring to the change in chassis a couple of weeks ago.

“We started out kind of bad. We’ll take back to back wins and get more at Fremont,” said Clark of his Fremont Fence/Kistler Engines/Kear’s Speed Shop/Little Bar on the Prairie/B&L Plumbing/Nagy Equipment Sales/Big D’s Pizza/CRF Concrete/Willey’s Towing backed #18.

In the non-stop 15 lap Fremont Fence Dirt Truck feature Kent Brewer and Shawn Valenti battled each other tough the first 11 laps before Valenti used the high line to blast away to his fifth win of the season. Valenti now has 9 career Attica dirt trucks wins and is tied with Brian Arnold for fourth on the track’s all-time win list. He has 15 truck wins in total in 2014.

“I always try to get this thing hooked up on the cushion…wasn’t much left tonight but it was able to stick. I have to thank Kent for racing me clean. It’s been one hell of a year and I just keep thinking I’m going to wake up one of these days,” said Valenti beside his Craig Miller Trucking/Best Performance Motorsports/JP Enterprise/Daydream and Memories/KT Enterprise/Conrad Transportation/Burns Petroleum/Gressman Powersports backed #7b.

Duncan and Chaney would bring the field to green for the 40-lap All Star feature with Chaney gaining the upper hand with Cap Henry sliding into second and Duncan back to third. Henry would immediately challenge Chaney for the lead on lap two when the caution flew for a Caleb Armstrong spin in turn four.

On the restart Chaney would lead Henry, Duncan, Blaney, Danny Holtgraver, Sheldon Haudenschild, Randy Hannagan and Byron Reed. Henry would blast under Chaney in turns three and four to grab the lead on lap six with Blaney driving around Duncan for third a lap later.

The caution flew again on lap 11…unfortunately it was for leader Henry who spun in turn two. That handed the lead back to Chaney with Blaney, Sheldon Haudenschild, Duncan, Reed, Holtgraver and Reed in tow. When the green flew Blaney immediately put pressure on Chaney as Sheldon Haudenschild, Reed and Duncan put on a fantastic battle for third.

Henry would spin again on lap 14 to bring out the caution and he would retire to the pits. On the restart Chaney was able to pull away slightly from Blaney with Sheldon Haudenschild, Reed, Holtgraver, Duncan, Hannagan and Chris Andrews giving chase.

At the half-way point Blaney began closing again on Chaney with Haudenschild, Reed, Holtgraver and Duncan still battling for third. The leaders would encounter lapped traffic on lap 23, as Haudenschild slipped over the banking in turn two allowing Reed, Holtgraver and Duncan to get by.

With 15 laps to go, Chaney and Blaney were battling for the lead while Reed, Holtgraver and Duncan did the same for third. Just as things were heating up, Andrew Palker would stop on the back stretch bringing out the yellow. On the ensuing restart Holtgraver, who picked up the win the previous night, would stop with mechanical issues, ending his night.

When the green flew the battle between Chaney and Blaney continued with Reed, Duncan, Haudenschild and Andrews in pursuit. As the laps ticked off, it appeared Chaney had just enough to hold off Blaney. But, Hannagan would spin with seven laps left, giving Blaney the shot he needed.

On the restart Chaney and Blaney raced side by side with Blaney driving into the lead with five laps to go. Once in the lead Blaney pulled away from Chaney for the victory. Duncan would get around Reed on the white flag lap to take third with Reed and Andrews rounding out the top five.

McLoughlin and Ryan Markham would bring the late model field to green for their 25 lap feature with McLoughlin gaining the upper hand over Berner, Markham, Rocky Owens, Ryan Missler, Ross Nicastri, Matt Irey, John Bores and Steve Sabo. Tim Sabo would spin just after a lap was completed. On the restart John Bores would spin.

When the green flew McLoughlin and Berner raced side by side for the lead with Markham and Missler battling for third. John Bores and Mark Pollock would tangle with four laps in.

The yellow was only a temporary slow down of the fantastic battle that would ensue between McLoughlin and Berner. The pair would literally race door to door over the next seven laps while Markham and Missler did the same behind them.

Berner would lead by a bumper on laps 12 and 13 with McLoughlin edging back into the lead on laps 14 and 15. Just as they tried to get around the lapped machine of Doug Baird he would spin, collecting McLoughlin and ending his night.

On the restart Berner would lead but he could not shake Markham with Mike Bores charging into third with Missler, Irey and Cody Scott in tow. Berner would pull away the final six laps for the win. Bores would get by Markham with five laps to go to finish second with Markham, Irey and Missler rounding out the top five.

The 25 lap 305 feature saw Peterson and John Ivy bring the field to green with Peterson taking the lead as Weaver slipped into second. After a lap was completed Dean Jacobs would make impact with someone or something, causing damage to the front of his mount to bring out the yellow.

The ensuing restart saw Peterson lead Weaver, Ivy, Jason Keckler, Clark, Jim Taddeo and CJ Jones. Clark would drive into fourth on lap three and would take third two laps later. Just as Weaver was got around Peterson for the lead the caution flew for a Mike Moore spin, handing the top spot back to Peterson.

Peterson and Weaver would continue their side by side battle with Clark right in their tire tracks when the race resumed. That battle would be interrupted on lap 15 for a Gary Benjamin spin. When the green flew it was Peterson barely leading Weaver, Clark, Ivy, Keckler, Steve Rando and Taddeo.

With seven laps to go it was now a three car battle for the lead with Peterson, Weaver and Clark. Weaver would grab the top spot on lap 19 but as Peterson tried to fight back exiting turn two, the two separated just enough for Clark to split them and take the lead.

Benjamin would spin again with five laps to go and when the race resumed Clark would steadily pull away for the win with Weaver, Peterson, Rando and Ivy rounding out the top five.

Brian Arnold and Brewer brought the field to green for the 15 lap dirt truck feature with Brewer taking the lead over Dustin Keegan, Valenti, Arnold and Matt Foos. As Brewer pulled away slightly Keegan and Valenti were locked in a great battle for second with Foos, Arnold, Dana Fry and Cory Ward in pursuit.

Valenti would finally clear Keegan for second on lap six and immediately closed on Brewer. Valenti would rock around Brewer into the lead on lap eight but Brewer would continue to hound. Meanwhile Keegan and Foos battled hard for third.

With four laps to go Valenti was finally able to pull away from Brewer as Foos moved into third. Valenti would drive to the win over Brewer, Foos, Keegan and Fry.

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Attica Raceway Park - 8/30/2014

Baumann Auto Group Night

UNOH All Star 410 Sprints (36 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 40-Caleb Helms, 12.641; 2. 53-Cap Henry, 12.773; 3. 9X-Rob Chaney, 12.865; 4. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 12.910; 5. 22-Cole Duncan, 12.960; 6. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.990; 7. 24H-Brandon Wimmer, 12.994; 8. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.004; 9. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.027; 10. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.055; 11. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.061; 12. 14K-Dale Blaney, 13.073; 13. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.107; 14. 83M-Broc Martin, 13.109; 15. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.118; 16. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 13.139; 17. 57X-Andrew Palker, 13.160; 18. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.167; 19. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.172; 20. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.190; 21. 51-Roger Campbell, 13.191; 22. 6M-Max Stambaugh, 13.207; 23. 9-Dean Jacobs, 13.209; 24. 4-Danny Smith, 13.255; 25. 27-Chad Kemenah, 13.292; 26. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.312; 27. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 13.376; 28. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 13.413; 29. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.434; 30. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.438; 31. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.538; 32. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.570; 33. 40I-Mark Imler, 13.616; 34. 11X-Brandon Martin, 13.619; 35. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.941; 36. 11-Ed Neumeister, 14.599

Heat 1 – Kear’s Speed Shop (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 6M-Max Stambaugh[1] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 3. 83M-Broc Martin[3] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 5. 22-Cole Duncan[5] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[7] ; 7. 45-Tim Shaffer[8] ; 8. 40-Caleb Helms[6] ; 9. 11X-Brandon Martin[9]

Heat 2 – All Pro Aluminum Heads (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 9-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[8] ; 3. 53-Cap Henry[6] ; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[3] ; 5. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[7] ; 6. 1ST-Gary Taylor[2] ; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[4] ; 8. 51-Roger Campbell[9] ; 9. 16-Chris Andrews[5]

Heat 3 – Dragon Racing Fuels (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 98H-Dave Blaney[2] ; 2. 14K-Dale Blaney[4] ; 3. 4-Danny Smith[1] ; 4. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[5] ; 5. 9X-Rob Chaney[6] ; 6. 55F-Taylor Ferns[7] ; 7. 22B-Ryan Broughton[9] ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael[8] ; 9. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[3]

Heat 4 – Kinsler Fuel Injection (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 57X-Andrew Palker[3] ; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[4] ; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan[5] ; 4. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 5. W20-Greg Wilson[2] ; 6. O9-Craig Mintz[7] ; 7. 40I-Mark Imler[8] ; 8. 11-Ed Neumeister[9]

B-Main – MSD Ignitions (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 5T-Travis Philo[7] ; 2. 16-Chris Andrews[2] ; 3. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[4] ; 4. O9-Craig Mintz[9] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 6. 11X-Brandon Martin[13] ; 7. 27-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 8. 55F-Taylor Ferns[8] ; 9. 1ST-Gary Taylor[5] ; 10. 22B-Ryan Broughton[15] ; 11. 40I-Mark Imler[12] ; 12. 51-Roger Campbell[14] ; 13. 11-Ed Neumeister[16] ; 14. 45-Tim Shaffer[-] ; 15. 40-Caleb Helms[1]

Holiday Inn Express of Tiffin Dash (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature)

1. 22-Cole Duncan [2]; 2. 9x-Rob Chaney [1]; 3. 53-Cap Henry [3]; 4. 10H-Danny Holtgraver [5]; 5. 24H-Brandon Wimmer [4]; 6. 11n-Randy Hannagan [6]

UNOH A-Main - (40 Laps)

1. 14K-Dale Blaney[8]; 2. 9X-Rob Chaney[2]; 3. 22-Cole Duncan[1]; 4. 5r-Byron Reed[9]; 5. 16-Chris Andrews[11]; 6. 24h-Brandon Wimmer[5]; 7. 40dd-Caleb Griffith[13]; 8. 9w-Jac Haudenschild[22]; 9. w20-Greg Wilson[17]; 10. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7]; 11. 9-Dean Jacobs[19]; 12. o9-Craig Mintz[23]; 13. 81-Lee Jacobs[24]; 14. 98h-Dave Blaney[16]; 15. 11n-Randy Hannagan[6]; 16. 35-Stuart Brubaker[15]; 17. 5t-Travis Philo[21]; 18. 7c-Caleb Armstrong[12]; 19. 10h-Danny Holtgraver[4]; 20. 57X-Andrew Palker[14]; 21. 4-Danny Smith[20]; 22. 6M-Max Stambaugh[18]; 23. 83M-Broc Martin[10]; 24. 53-Cap Henry[3]

Hard Charger: 9w-Jac Haudenschild[+14]

Summit Racing Equipment Late Models (18 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 171-Mark Pollock, nt; 2. 69R-Doug Baird, nt; 3. 53-Steve Sabo, nt; 4. 92-Cody Scott, nt; 5. 21-Larry Kingseed, nt; 6. 50Y-Ryan Missler, nt; 7. 69-John Mayes Jr., nt; 8. 15B-Mike Bores, nt; 9. O3-Jim Gingery, nt; 10. 16-Tim Sabo, nt; 11. 3-Ross Nicastri, nt; 12. 9-Shane McLoughlin, nt; 13. 18-Keith Berner, nt; 14. 48-John Bores, nt; 15. 5M-Ryan Markham, nt; 16. 36-Matt Irey, nt; 17. 29-Rocky Owens, nt; 18. 76-Skip McKinney, nt

Heat 1 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (8 Laps – all finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 18-Keith Berner[4] ; 2. 50Y-Ryan Missler[2] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[1] ; 4. 9-Shane McLoughlin[3] ; 5. 15B-Mike Bores[8] ; 6. 92-Cody Scott[5] ; 7. O3-Jim Gingery[7] ; 8. 69-John Mayes Jr.[6] ; 9. 16-Tim Sabo[9]

Heat 2 - Summit Racing Equipment (8 Laps - all finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 29-Rocky Owens[4] ; 2. 3-Ross Nicastri[3] ; 3. 48-John Bores[5] ; 4. 53-Steve Sabo[7] ; 5. 36-Matt Irey[1] ; 6. 69R-Doug Baird[6] ; 7. 171-Mark Pollock[8] ; 8. 21-Larry Kingseed[2] ; 9. 76-Skip McKinney[9]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 18-Keith Berner[3]; 2. 15B-Mike Bores[9]; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[2]; 4. 36-Matt Irey[10]; 5. 50Y-Ryan Missler[5]; 6. 92-Cody Scott[11]; 7. 21-Larry Kingseed[16]; 8. 69-John Mayes Jr.[15]; 9. 3-Ross Nicastri[6]; 10. 53-Steve Sabo[8]; 11. O3-Jim Gingery[13]; 12. 16-Tim Sabo[17]; 13. 9-Shane McLoughlin[1]; 14. 69R-Doug Baird[12]; 15. 171-Mark Pollock[14]; 16. 76-Skip McKinney[18]; 17. 48-John Bores[7]; 18. 29-Rocky Owens[4]

Hard Charger: 21-Larry Kingseed[+9]

Foster Auto Body 305 Sprints (23 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (8 Laps - All finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2-Ricky Peterson[4] ; 2. 4T-Jim Taddeo[3] ; 3. 10J-CJ Jones[7] ; 4. 32-Ryan French[5] ; 5. 11G-Luke Griffith[6] ; 6. 1M-Mike Moore[2] ; 7. O3-Jim Cushing[1] ; 8. 913-Junior Felver[8]

Heat 2 - Summit Racing Equipment (8 Laps - All finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 18-Bobby Clark[2] ; 2. 8I-John Ivy[5] ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[3] ; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[8] ; 6. 13-Jeremy Duposki[7] ; 7. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 8. 2L-Landon Lalonde[1]

Heat 3 - Ultra Shield Race Products (8 Laps - All finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[2] ; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron[1] ; 3. 39-Dean Jacobs[4] ; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs[6] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[7] ; 6. 22D-Dan Hammond[3] ; 7. 15-Gary Benjamin[5]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 18-Bobby Clark[5]; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[4]; 3. 2-Ricky Peterson[1]; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[9]; 5. 8I-John Ivy[2]; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[12]; 7. 25-Jason Keckler[3]; 8. 4T-Jim Taddeo[11]; 9. 7M-Brandon Moore[14]; 10. 11G-Luke Griffith[13]; 11. 10J-CJ Jones[6]; 12. 32-Ryan French[10]; 13. 12-Kyle Capodice[15]; 14. O3-Jim Cushing[19]; 15. 22D-Dan Hammond[18]; 16. 1M-Mike Moore[16]; 17. 15-Gary Benjamin[21]; 18. 13-Jeremy Duposki[17]; 19. 39-Dean Jacobs[8]; 20. 22M-Dan McCarron[7]; 21. 913-Junior Felver[22]

Hard Charger: 3J-Trey Jacobs[+6]

Fremont Fence Co. Dirt Trucks (18 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (8 Laps - Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 33C-Kyle Cline[1] ; 2. 2-Matt Foos[6] ; 3. D1-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 4. OO-Brian Arnold[2] ; 5. 18W-Cory Ward[3] ; 6. O-Andy Keegan[5] ; 7. 10-Roger Inks[9] ; 8. 13-Cody Benyak[4] ; 9. 3X-Brad Keckler[8]

Heat 2 - Summit Racing Equipment (8 Laps - Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[9] ; 3. 4S-Keith Sorg[4] ; 4. 7-Dana Frey[6] ; 5. 79-Brian Sorg[2] ; 6. 9-Curt Inks[7] ; 7. 69-Jeff Warnick[8]

A-Main - (15 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[3]; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[2]; 3. 2-Matt Foos[6]; 4. D1-Dustin Keegan[4]; 5. 7-Dana Frey[5]; 6. 3X-Brad Keckler[16]; 7. 18W-Cory Ward[9]; 8. OO-Brian Arnold[1]; 9. 33C-Kyle Cline[8]; 10. 4S-Keith Sorg[7]; 11. 9-Curt Inks[12]; 12. 13-Cody Benyak[15]; 13. 69-Jeff Warnick[14]; 14. 79-Brian Sorg[10]; 15. 33w-Jeff Ward[-]; 16. 22j-Josh Kiser[-]

Hard Charger: 3X-Brad Keckler[+10]

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

 

 

Daggett Wins at Hartford

From Mike Strevel

Hartford,MI— (August 29, 2014) – Dustin Daggett found his way to the Hartford Speedway victory lane Friday evening in front of a crowd announced as over 3,000. The four time Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP champion took the lead with 8 laps to go and held off a late charge from current point leader Ryan Ruhl to capture another victory, his 97th SOD sanctioned win.

Rookie racer Craig Karazim drew the pole position in the Engine Pro redraw and looked like a strong candidate for his first SOD feature win. Dustin Daggett steadily was moving up from his 7th starting position and made an incredible pass diving into turn one with eight laps to go to pick up his third feature victory of the 2014 season.

Brett Mann had a very strong run going moving into contention mid-race actually getting to second before a last lap engine failure ended his nice run. Ruhl tried several times in the last few laps to capture the third Hartford feature of his year, but Daggett was just too strong. Following Daggett across the line was Ruhl, Chase Ridenour had a career best third place finish with a very impressive run Karazim ended up fourth and Mark Aldrich took fifth.

The racing was delayed over two hours due to a late afternoon thundershower. However the hard working Hartford Speedway crew lead by promoter Tim Dibble was determined to get the final race of the season in at the wicked fast half mile oval and a very supportive crowd waited to witness another great Sprints on Dirt program. The entire staff of the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP would like to congratulate Hartford on an incredible comeback year and appreciate them sticking it out to complete the race Friday evening.

Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP Hartford Speedway – Hartford, MI Friday August 29, 2014

Hoosier Tire Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 16 – Ryan Ruhl, 2. 19 – Brett Mann, 3. 27 – Brad Lamberson, 4. 21 Kirk Cheney, 5. 7k Kyle Pitts

All Star Performance / Comp Cams Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 2M Dustin Daggett, 2.31 Andy Teunnessen, 3. 20A Andy Chehowski, 4. 19J Linden Jones, 5. 70 Jim Lingar

Speed Pro Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. 11R –Chase Ridenour, 2.4Z Craig Karazim, 3.29s Mark Aldrich, DNS 10s Jay Steinbach, 49t Gregg Dalman

Nitro Black Dash (4 Laps): Cancelled due to incoming weather

A-Main (25 Laps): 1. 2m Dustin Daggett, 2. 16 Ryan Ruhl, 3. 11R – Chase Ridenour, 4. 4Z – Craig Karazim, 5. 29s Mark Aldrich, 6. 27 Brad Lamberson, 7. 31 Andy Teunnessen, 8. 7K Kyle Pitts, 9. 20A Andy Chehowski, 10. 19 Brett Mann, 11. 19J Linden Jones, 12.70 Jim Lingar, 13. 21 Kirk Cheney, 14. 49t Gregg Dalman DNS – 10S Jay Steinbach

Lap Leaders: Karazim 1-16, Daggett 17-25

Engine Pro Lucky Dog Winner-Jim Lingar

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR - MITCH BROWN, JAKE BROWN, LEE WINGER, MARK BAZUIN, & WAYDE THORNE WIN ON METAL WORKS NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (August 29, 2014) - 117 drivers signed in to race on Metal Works Night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday. Mitch Brown, Jake Brown, Ryan Dinning, Mark Bazuin, and Wayde Thorne visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT - FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA METAL WORKS NIGHT TOTAL ENTRIES - 117

----------------------------------------------------------- CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS (17 entries)

Mitch Brown was the winner of a riveting non-stop 20 lap 360 Sprint Car feature which took just over 5 minutes to complete. Brown took the lead of the race away from Shane Ross on lap 5, but Kyle Patrick got by on lap 15 and looked to be on the way to his second Ohsweken win of the season. Brown briefly fell back to 3rd behind Todd Hoddick, but rallied to take 2nd back on lap 18, and stole the win away from Patrick on the last lap. The win was Brown's 2nd of the season at Ohsweken, and helped him to move within 27 points of Glenn Styres heading into next week's Season Championship Night. Patrick settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Hoddick, Dain Naida, and Styres.

A-FEATURE (20 laps) Position. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 10 Mitch Brown (5) 2. 33k Kyle Patrick (4) 3. 49 Todd Hoddick (3) 4. 77 Dain Naida (6) 5. 0 Glenn Styres (7) 6. 14h Jim Huppunen (11) 7. 3r Shane Ross (1) 8. 9nz Havard Daniels (14) 9. 5d Dave Dykstra (2) 10. 11 Jamie Turner (12) 11. 5c Conor Mahoney (17) 12. 5 Keith Dempster (10) 13. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (13) 14. 19 Cory Turner (8) 15. 30 Adam West (15) 16. 6 Curtis Gartly (16) DNF. 10j Jeremy Hughes (9) Time - 5:11.725 A-Feature Lap Leaders – Shane Ross (1-4), Mitch Brown (5-14, 20), Kyle Patrick (15-19)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 77 Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 2. 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 3. 33k Kyle Patrick (Tilbury), 4. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 5. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams), 6. 6 Curtis Gartly (Thamesford). Time - 1:56.990

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), 2. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre), 3. 3r Shane Ross (Thedford), 4. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland), 5. 9nz Havard Daniels (Coatesville, NZ), 6. 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown). Time - 1:59.554

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 2. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 3. 10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington), 4. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre), 5. 30 Adam West (Ridgetown). Time - 1:55.915

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($150 – heat race passing points high score): 5d Dave Dykstra (Top 10 in heat race passing points redrew for A-Feature starting positions)

----------------------------------------------------------- STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (11 entries)

Mark Czuba led the first 7 laps of the Crate Sprint Car feature before Jake Brown got by. The 2 drivers then raced wheel-to-wheel and swapped the lead several times until Czuba spun in turn 4 on lap 12. Brown drove the remaining laps uncontested to take his 2nd win of the season, while Dylan Westbrook took the runner-up spot after wheel-to-wheel racing with championship leader Ryan Hunsinger and Josh Shantz, and Aaron Turkey rounded out the top 5.

A-FEATURE (15 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 1-10 Jake Brown (3) 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (9) 3. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (10) 4. 18 Josh Shantz (8) 5. 68 Aaron Turkey (5) 6. 12 Brad Herron (2) 7. 00 Mark Czuba (1) 8. 77 Alex Hill (11) 9. 43k Kyle Durnin (7) DNF. 55 Mike Thorne (4) DNS. 38 Tyler Hendricks (6) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders - Mark Czuba (1-7, 9, 11), Jake Brown (8, 10, 12-15)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 00 Mark Czuba (Burlington), 2. 1-10 Jake Brown (Brantford), 3. 12 Brad Herron (Waterford), 4. 68 Aaron Turkey (Ohsweken), DNF. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia). Time - 1:32.956

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 43k Kyle Durnin (Cambridge), 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (Oakland), 3. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (Stouffville), 4. 18 Josh Shantz (St. Agatha), DNF. 38 Tyler Hendricks (Pain Court), DNS. 77 Alex Hill (Ohsweken). Time - 1:34.958

 

 

World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series

ARTICLE BY: Gaye Carmichael, Motor Sports Journalist gayec@att.net (530) 408-0646

(Burlington, WA, 08/29/2014) Donny Schatz wins his eighteenth 410 Sprint Car Race of the season in World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series action on the three/tenth's of a mile, high banked clay oval at Skagit Speedway, Burlington, WA.

Schatz having already won five Championship Titles in WoO Sprint Car racing is definitely in the running for the 2014 Championship Title as he powers the STP #15 Sprint lap after lap to the checkered flag.

"They gave me a great race car tonight. We ran the bottom of the track and it was really fast. The top just didn't seem to come in. There were multiple caution/red flags thrown for various incidents.

A lot of things are coming our way right now and you gain what you can. It won't last forever. It takes everything, to get to this point, including my guys who work hard, the manufacturer's, etc. The Sprint is running great but it's our job to keep going forward to win another Championship, but a lot can happen between now and the end of the season. You just do the best you can." said Schatz of Fargo, ND. Schatz timed in with a 11.504 second lap in qualifying for tenth quick, won the first Heat Race, finished second in the Dash which earned Schatz a front row start in this twenty-five lap "A" Feature event.

There were twenty-seven teams that turned out tonight to race this first WoO Sprint Car Series, with second race of this two day event on schedule for tomorrow night, 08/30/2014, as Skagit Speedway celebrates their sixtieth Anniversary. Congratulations to this facility, Promoter Steve Beitler and all of the staff.

Kerry Madsen raced into second place with just two laps to go before the checkered flag flew out. Madsen driving the #29 Sprint clocked in a 11.395 second lap for ninth fast in his qualifying run, won the third Heat Race, scored a third in the Dash and had started this "A" Main in third.

Madsen had dropped into fourth place on the opening lap, then raced that position until only ten laps remained. Madsen regained third place at that point that he held until he made the pass into second place at the checkered flag.

"We had a good car. The track was good but pretty congested at times. The cautions and red flags played into how the Sprints would line up to take on each new green. I'm happy with our second place finish." said Madsen of St. Mary's, (NSW) AUS., who has collected multiple podium finishes, first, second or third this season.

Third place was picked up by Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, CA and Brad said, "It was Skagit. We'll take a third. We had a good car. There seemed to be a lot of Cautions. Donny (Schatz) had a clear run and a good race car so it was hard to catch him. We'll give it another try tomorrow." Sweet who drives the #49 Sprint.

Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, IN, clocked in a 11.214 second lap to earn second fast time in qualifying, scored in third in the second Heat Race, was eighth in the Dash and took the checkered in fourth.

"Actually we weren't very good but finished in fourth. The top of the track here use to be the fast line, but not this time. It was all the bottom. Then there were the multiple cautions, etc. I think the track is narrow and made it hard to pass." said Saldana.

The first caution of the race flew out on the second lap when Daryn Pittman stopped in the fourth turn. Pittman had been racing in sixth at the time. A red flag went out on the fourth lap when Austen Wheatley seemed to have lost control then made contact with Trey Starks. Wheatley ended upside down. No injuries were reported. Also under this flag, Steve Kinser lost a right rear tire & had to go to the work area. S. Kinser had been racing in twelfth but will now have to tag the rear of the field. Still under this same flag, on the fourth lap, Jonathan Allard had a front left tire go down and also had to go to the work area. Still under this same red flag, Travis Rilat had problems that brought him in to the work area. For Rilat, the race returned to green before he was able to get to the work area.

Fourteen laps scored under this new green when contact on the front stretch, racing out of the fourth turn brought out the red flag. The contact was between Cody Darrah and Kraig Kinser. Darrah ended up, up side down. Darrah was okay but K. Kinser was taken to the ambulance. It wasn't long until K. Kinser was released, he had injured his arm.

With only ten laps to go, the track was throwing dust. At this point there were only seventeen cars left in the field.

The next flag that flew out was the checkered, with Schatz, Madsen, Sweet and Saldana, scoring in the front four finishes. Fifth place went to Paul McMahan, followed by Tayler Malsam, Jason Solwold, Jason Sides, Daryn Pittman, Shane Stewart, David Gravel, Steve Kinser, Barry Martinez, Jesse Whitney, Brock Lemley, Jacob Allen, Jonathan Jorgenson, Cody Darrah, Kraig Kinser, Jonathan Allard, Austen Wheatley, Trey Starks, Travis Rilat, Logan Schuchart.

The "B" Main, the Dash and the Heat Race finishes, are as follows: (Please note: All finishes, times, etc. are unofficial.)

"B" Main: (Top six transfer to the "A" Main) Jonathan Allard, Logan Schuchart, Barry Martinez, Jesse Whitney, Jacob Allen, Jonathan Jorgenson, Skylar Gee, Matt Jensen, Kevin Smith.

DASH: Darrah, Schatz, Madsen, Malsam, Sweet, K. Kinser, Saldana, Stewart.

Heat Races:

Heat #1: Schatz, Pittman, Stewart, Sweet, Solwold, Lemley, Schuchart, Martinez, Whitney.

Heat #2: Darrah, S. Kinser, Saldana, Malsam, Starks, Wheatley, Jorgenson, Gee, Allard.

Heat #3: Madsen, Sides, McMahan, K. Kinser, Gravel, Rilat, Smith, Allen, Jensen.

 

 

Schatz Continues Outlaw Dominance with Win at Skagit Speedway

8/29/14

Alger, WA – Donny Schatz continued his dominant run with the World of Outlaw STP Sprint Car Series with a win on Saturday night at Skagit Speedway on the Friday night edition of the Monster Energy Meltdown. The win was Schatz’s fourth straight with the series and second in a row at Skagit Speedway dating back to last year.

On the outset of the 25 lap a feature, Schatz and Cody Darrah went side by side through the first and second corner with Schatz taking the point solidly exiting turns three and four. From there, the field would try to run down the multiple time series champ, as Donny held a solid lead in clean air but would quickly see his advantage reduced as he approached slower cars. With the back of the field looming, Brad Sweet closed rapidly to the leader’s tail, rolling right up to Donny’s rear nerf before a red flag for fourth place running Darrah, fifth place running Shane Stewart and sixth place Kraig Kinser would give Donny open track once again with 16 laps complete. With clean air on his wing again, Schatz streaked away to a lead of over two seconds en route to his 18th win with the World of Outlaws on the year, 4th in a row and second straight at Skagit Speedway dating back to 2013. Kerry Madsen passed Sweet late for second place, relegating Sweet to a third place finish. Shane Stewart was the quick qualifier on the night. Jonathan Allard won the B Feature. Cody Darrah won the Dash. Heat winners were Schatz, Madsen and Darrah.

The Shipwreck Beads Modifieds were the support division on the night at Skagit Speedway and Craig Moore made some magic happen late race. After finding the top groove to his liking around halfway, Moore built up his momentum around the high groove and pulled even with race leader Lawrence O’Conner on lap 18 and into the lead on lap 19 en route to grabbing a thrilling win. O’Connor would take second after leading 18 of the 20 laps. David Wolford ran third. Heat winners were Kyler Moore and Todd Hardesty.

World of Outlaw STP Sprint Cars Fast Time – Shane Stewart 11.173 Heat 1 – Donny Schatz, Daryn Pittman, Shane Stewart, Brad Sweet, Jason Solwold, Brock Lemley, Logan Schuchart, Barry Martinez, Jesse Whitney Heat 2 – Cody Darrah, Steve Kinser, Joey Saldana, Tayler Malsam, Trey Starks, Austen Wheatley, Jonathan Jorgenson, Skylar Gee, Jonathan Allard Heat 3 – Kerry Madsen, Jason Sides, Paul McMahon, Kraig Kinser, David Gravel, Travis Rilat, Kevin Smith, Jacob Allen, Matt Jensen Dash – Cody Darrah, Donny Schatz, Kerry Madsen, Brad Sweet, Tayler Malsam, Shane Stewart, Kraig Kinser, Joey Saldana B Main – Jonathan Allard, Logan Schuchart, Barry Martinez, Jesse Whitney, Jacob Allen, Jonathan Jorgenson, Skylar Gee, Matt Jensen, Kevin Smith A Main – Donny Schatz, Kerry Madsen, Brad Sweet, Joey Saldana, Paul McMahon, Tayler Malsam, Jason Solwold, Jason Sides, Daryn Pittman, Shane Stewart, David Gravel, Steve Kinser, Barry Martinez, Jesse Whitney, Brock Lemley, Jacob Allen, Jonathan Jorgenson, Cody Darrah, Kraig Kinser, Jonathan Allard, Austen Wheatley, Trey Starks, Travis Rilat, Logan Schuchart Lap Leaders – Schatz 1-25

Shipwreck Beads Modifieds Heat 1 – Kyler Moore, Lawrence O’Connor, Graham Cook, Dave Burns, Bryan Grey Heat 2 – Todd Hardesty, Craig Moore, Mel Decker, David Wolford, David Bottoms Main – Craig Moore, Lawrence O’Connor, David Wolford, Kyler Moore, Bryan Grey, Dave Burns, David Bottoms, Mel Decker, Graham Cook, Todd Hardesty Lap Leaders – O’Connor 1-18 Schatz 19-20

 

 

Holtgraver takes UNOH All Star victory

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Contact: Brian Liskai – liskai2x@roadrunner.com

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Making his first ever visit to Attica Raceway Park, Scott Bloomquist survived a two-lap dash to the finish for his fifth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory of the season worth $10,000 on Detroit Chocolat Night.

Bloomquist led all 50-laps in his Ole Smoky Moonshine, Lucas Oil Products sponsored Sweet-Bloomquist entry. Bloomquist, from Mooresburg, Tenn., earned his 51st career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory out dueling Steve Francis, Earl Pearson Jr., Jimmy Owens, and Mason Zeigler to round out the top five.

“It was a little bit of work out there. Depending on how you came off the corners with those…mobiles I guess you’d call them…they’d definitely throw you around. You had to pay attention where the wall was at. The car was awesome…I could run anywhere on the race track. But with two to go I felt something..like something jarred on the car. Like a lot of races this year I was wondering if I’d lose this on the last lap,” said Bloomquist.

“This is our first time here; everyone knows our winning percentage at new tracks in my career is pretty good. This is really a nice track. I hoped the fans enjoyed this show,” said the 50-year-old veteran. “We are a little short of help this weekend, but everybody did a great job. I had to groove the tires and do some other things, but overall the car handled so well all night long. We have been so close to winning other races this year; I was determined to win this tonight. I have to thank Ole Smoky Moonshine, Penske Shocks, Hawkeye Trucking, Base Fuels, Lucas Oil Products, and Durham Race Engines.”

Both Francis and Pearson took a shot at Bloomquist in the final two circuits, but they came up short of going to victory lane.

“I caught a rock about half way through and tore the face shield off so we just were trying to see where we were going. It’s our second straight runner-up finish,” said Francis, who brought his Clint Bowyer Racing, Georgia Boot, Barry Wright Race Cars entry across the line for another podium finish. “We are really running well here lately. It’s great to be back in the mix for a win. Scott could run straighter up off the corner than we could. I slipped back to fifth at one point, and the car was so much better up top. We just didn’t have anything for Scott on that final restart. The way it turned out, we were fortunate to hold off Earl for second.”

Pearson finished third in his Bobby Labonte Racing, Lucas Oil Products, Longhorn Chevrolet. “With the way our season has gone this year, I didn’t know what was going to happen on that final restart. The car was good all race long, it would run better down low on the track. I thought I was going to get by Steve there a couple of times, but we will take this finish…I think we run third here last year. Hopefully when we come back we can move up a spot or two.”

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Danny Holtgraver would lead all 30 laps of the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions feature to score the victory. It was the third UNOH All Star win of the year for Holtgraver and the third overall career win at Attica for the driver of the Rob Hunter Racing #10h. Holtgraver has seven total wins in 2014.

“I didn’t want to see the lapped cars with five to go. I caught them pretty quick and I thought I might be able to get around them but they were just as fast. I was struggling there. I knew Caleb (Griffith) would be there. Clean air definitely helped tonight…I was able to get out front and go,” said Holtgraver beside his Seneca Energy Corp. /Berlin Natural Bakery/Bonnell’s Rod Shop/DKW Transport backed machine.

“I can’t thank Rob Hunter enough for giving me this opportunity. And my dad, Earl, Josh, Pup…everyone that helps out. It’s a lot of fun and hopefully we can turn things around here at the end of the season and get some good runs,” added Holtgraver.

“Anyone that knows me knows I’m not real comfortable on the cushion and I wasn’t really beating it down. There was enough there to keep up my momentum. I knew I could run the bottom…luckily I was good enough to get it done. We were fast out of the box tonight and that’s where we’ve been struggling at the beginning of the night. So hopefully if we can come out tomorrow like this…it makes your night a lot easier,” concluded Holtgraver.

After a fantastic battle with Rob Chaney and Byron Reed, Attica’s 2014 track champion Caleb Griffith would take the second spot.

“We were pretty good night. I saw Big Dan (Holtgraver’s dad) come out on the red and he changed his line so I thought I could switch my line around and it looked okay for awhile and I thought we were going to get to him. But then he legged it out a little and when he got stuck in traffic Rob (Chaney) got to us and raced us hard. Bringing home second is a good effort,” said Griffith beside his Al Davis Carpet/McDonald’s/JLH General Contractor/Shelluke’s Bar/Crown Battery/B&L Plumbing/Griff’s Engines/Bethesda Care Center/Erlin Trader/Ballville EZ Shop backed machine.

Byron Reed, who scored his first win of the season last Saturday at Attica, would storm from his 11th starting spot for a third place finish.

“This isn’t generally the type of track I do well on so it feels good to run well on this. I think if I would have found the top in one and two sooner I could have gotten up there to run with them. But, once I got back up there I started catching them again. I happy with how we did,” said Reed beside his Crown Battery/Kistler Engines/ProShocks backed #5.

In the 50 laps late model feature, Bloomquist and Francis would bring the field to green with Bloomquist gaining the advantage over Earl Pearson Jr., Francis, Jimmy Owens, and Mason Zeigler. Pearson would grab second on lap two.

Just as things seemed like they would get interesting as the leaders prepared to enter heavy lapped traffic, the caution flew on lap 12 when Ryan Markham stopped with a flat tire. Just prior Bloomquist made a daring move, splitting two lapped cars in turn three.

When the green flew again, Bloomquist pulled away from Francis, Pearson, Zeigler (who won the Summer Nationals event at Attica in July), Brian Birkhofer, Jared Landers, and Owens. Landers would spin on lap 15 to slow the race pace. When the green flew so did Bloomquist, pulling away with the battle for second heating up between Francis, Pearson and Zeigler.

As Bloomquist drove away, Pearson would take second on lap 15, bringing Zeigler to third. Zeigler would take second on lap 17 and he Pearson and Francis continues to battle hard over the next hand full of laps. The caution would fly for a Rocky Owens spin on lap 17.

The restart order was Bloomquist, Zeigler, Francis, Pearson and Owens. When the race went back to green again Bloomquist drove away from the tremendous battle for second with Zeigler, Francis and Pearson swapping the spot all over the track. Pearson would take the runner-up son on lap 20 but Zeigler continue to hound him.

The leaders would finally find lapped traffic on lap 29 and Bloomquist had a nearly three second lead over Francis, Zeigler, Pearson, Owens, Don O’Neal and Birkhofer. Nothing would change in the top six through lap 40. Pearson would finally take third on lap 41.

Bloomquist was on cruise control, extending his lead to nearly four second when the caution flew with two laps to go when Jason Papich spun in turn four. That would put Francis, Pearson, Zeigler, Owens and O’Neal right on Bloomquist rear bumper.

When the green came for the two lap dash to the finish, Bloomquist drove away for the win over Francis and Pearson. Owens would get around Zeigler to take fourth.

In the 30-lap UNOH All Star feature, Rob Chaney and Holtgraver would bring the field to green. But, before a lap could be completed Lee Jacobs would spin in turn two, collecting Caleb Armstrong. On the ensuing restart, Holtgraver would drive into the lead over Chaney, Duane Zablocki, Caleb Griffith, Cap Henry, Sheldon Haudenschild, Chris Andrews and Byron Reed.

Griffith would drive into third on lap two and battled with Chaney for the runner-up spot. Holtgraver would blast away on the high line as Griffith took second on lap four. The race would grind to a halt on lap seven when Jody Keegan tipped over in turn three. The restart order was Holtgraver, Griffith, Chaney, Zablocki, Reed, Sheldon Haudenschild, Henry, Andrews, Jac Haudenschild (up from 16th) and Dale Blaney (up from 18th).

Holtgraver got a tremendous restart but Griffith stayed within striking distance as Chaney and Reed battle for third. Brian Lay would spin in turn four on lap 10 for another caution. A lap later and Stuart Brubaker spun for the race’s final caution.

The restart with 19 laps to go had Holtgraver over Griffith, Chaney, Reed, Sheldon Haudenschild, Zablocki, Henry and Jac Haudenschild. As Holtgraver held his line to maintain the lead when the green reappeared, Griffith, Chaney, Reed and Sheldon Haudenschild waged a darn good battle. Reed would take third on lap 14 only to see Chaney regain the spot a circuit later.

Holtgraver could not shake Griffith as Chaney and Reed continued their war for third with Sheldon Haudenschild, Zablocki, Henry and Blaney in tow. Holtgraver finally caught the back of the pack with five laps remaining and had to move his high line to the bottom and Griffith closed. Reed would use the traffic to finally take third on lap 27.

Holtgraver would navigate through the traffic to take the win over Griffith, Reed, Chaney and Zablocki.

Attica Raceway Park - 8/29/2014

Detroit Chocolat Night

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series -31 cars

[#]-Starting Position Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Miller Welders Fast Time Group A: Scott Bloomquist / 14.329 seconds

Miller Welders Fast Time Group A: Scott Bloomquist /14.329

Miller Welders Fast Time Group B: Steve Francis / 14.563 seconds

Fast Shafts Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Scott Bloomquist, Mason Zeigler, Don O'Neal, Dennis Erb, Jr., Jason Papich, Matt Irey, Larry Bellman, Steve Sabo

Eibach Springs Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Earl Pearson, Jr., Jared Landers, Jason Hughes, Rocky Owens, Shane McLoughlin, Douglas Baird, Devin Moran, Steve Casebolt

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Steve Francis, Brian Birkhofer, John Blankenship, Larry Kingseed, Ryan Missler, Ross Nicastri, Cody Scott, Chris Keller

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Jeff Babcock, Ryan Markham, Devin Shiels, John Bores, Mike Bores

JRi Shocks B-Main #1 (12 Laps, Top 6 Transfer) Finish: Jason Papich, Shane McLoughlin, Devin Moran, Ryan Missler, Chris Keller, Matt Irey, Devin Shiels, Larry Bellman, John Bores, Ross Nicastri, Steve Sabo, Douglas Baird, Mike Bores, Cody Scott, Steve Casebolt-DNS

A-Main - (50 Laps)

1. O-Scott Bloomquist[1]; 2. 15-Steve Francis[2]; 3. 44-Earl Pearson Jr.[3]; 4. 20-Jimmy Owens[4]; 5. 25Z-Jason Zeigler[5]; 6. 5-Don O'Neal[9]; 7. 15B-Brian Birkhofer[6]; 8. 23-John Blankenship[10]; 9. 28-Eddir Carrier Jr.[8]; 10. 777-Jared Landers[7]; 11. 28E-Dennis Erb Jr.[13]; 12. 12-Jason Hughes[11]; 13. 5M-Ryan Markham[16]; 14. 36-Matt Irey[22]; 15. 91P-Jason Papich[17]; 16. OO-Chris Keller[21]; 17. 99M-Devin Moran[19]; 18. 9M-Shane McLoughlin[18]; 19. 15BX-Mike Bores[24]; 20. 1B-Jeff Babcock[12]; 21. 29-Rocky Owens[15]; 22. 50Y-Ryan Missler[20]; 23. 21-Larry Kingseed[14]; 24. 48-John Bores[25]; 25. C9-Steve Casebolt[23]

Hard Charger: 36-Matt Irey[+8]

UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints (30 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.651; 2. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 12.663; 3. 9X-Rob Chaney, 12.681; 4. 60K-Jody Keegan, 12.719; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.766; 6. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 12.779; 7. 53-Cap Henry, 12.857; 8. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.883; 9. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.884; 10. 22-Cole Duncan, 12.943; 11. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.950; 12. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 12.950; 13. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.968; 14. 4-Danny Smith, 13.002; 15. 24H-Brandon Wimmer, 13.033; 16. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.048; 17. 98H-Dave Blaney , 13.056; 18. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 13.059; 19. 6M-Max Stambaugh, 13.148; 20. 14K-Dale Blaney , 13.183; 21. 91-Cale Thomas, 13.197; 22. 11X-Brandon Martin , 13.205; 23. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.220; 24. 45L-Brian Lay, 13.220; 25. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.236; 26. 9-Dean Jacobs, 13.340; 27. 33M-Beau Stewart, 13.372; 28. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.512; 29. 7-Troy Kingan, 13.817; 30. 40I-Mark Imler, 14.028

Heat 1 – Kear’s Speed Shop (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 5R-Byron Reed[3] ; 2. 1ST-Gary Taylor[7] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[6] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[5] ; 6. 7-Troy Kingan[8] ; 7. 91-Cale Thomas[1] ; 8. 98H-Dave Blaney [2]

Heat 2 – All Pro Aluminum Heads (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 4-Danny Smith[3] ; 2. 11X-Brandon Martin [1] ; 3. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 4. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[2] ; 5. 9-Dean Jacobs[7] ; 6. 22-Cole Duncan[4] ; 7. 55F-Taylor Ferns[5] ; 8. 40I-Mark Imler[8]

Heat 3 – Dragon Racing Fuels (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 11N-Randy Hannagan[1] ; 2. 53-Cap Henry[5] ; 3. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[3] ; 4. 6M-Max Stambaugh[2] ; 5. 9X-Rob Chaney[6] ; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 7. 33M-Beau Stewart[7]

Heat 4 – Kinsler Fuel Injection (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 14K-Dale Blaney [2] ; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[3] ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[1] ; 4. 16-Chris Andrews[5] ; 5. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[4] ; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer[7] ; 7. 60K-Jody Keegan[6]

Dash – Jake’s Custom Golf Carts (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 9X-Rob Chaney[2] ; 2. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 3. 53-Cap Henry[4] ; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 5. 16-Chris Andrews[6] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3]

B-Main – MSD Ignitions (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 45-Tim Shaffer[8] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[3] ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 4. 60K-Jody Keegan[1] ; 5. 33M-Beau Stewart[7] ; 6. 55F-Taylor Ferns[2] ; 7. 40I-Mark Imler[10] ; 8. 7-Troy Kingan[9]

UNOH A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[2]; 2. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[8]; 3. 5R-Byron Reed[11]; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney[1]; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[6]; 6. 53-Cap Henry[3]; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7]; 8. 16-Chris Andrews[5]; 9. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[16]; 10. 14K-Dale Blaney [18]; 11. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[10]; 12. 6M-Max Stambaugh[17]; 13. 11X-Brandon Martin [19]; 14. 9-Dean Jacobs[23]; 15. 11N-Randy Hannagan[20]; 16. 1ST-Gary Taylor[22]; 17. 35-Stuart Brubaker[14]; 18. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[15]; 19. 81-Lee Jacobs[4]; 20. 22-Cole Duncan[13]; 21. 45-Tim Shaffer[24]; 22. 45L-Brian Lay[21]; 23. 60K-Jody Keegan[12]; 24. 4-Danny Smith[9]

Hard Charger: 9-Dean Jacobs[+9]

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

 

 

Starks Wins Thrilling Summer Thunder Series Feature at Skagit Speedway

8/28/14

Alger, WA – The first of three nights of racing at Skagit Speedway kicked off with the Summer Thunder Sprint Series and Sportsman Sprint Showdown on the slate for Thursday night. When the dust settled, Trey Starks won the Summer Thunder Series main event and Zach McCabe emerged triumphant in the Sportsman Showdown.

19 360 sprint cars signed in for action in the second to last race for the Summer Thunder Series of the season. Trey Starks and Tayler Malsam occupied row one for the main event and on the drop of the green, the two young guns went wheel to wheel for the lead. Starks found good bite on the top side of turn four to grab the early lead while Malsam settled in behind him. Starks, Malsam, Travis Rilat, Colton Heath and Reece Goetz led the pack into traffic, where Starks saw his lead erased and found Malsam right on his tail tank by lap 15 when the caution flied. On the restart, Rilat lost multiple spots to Heath and Goetz while Starks reestablished his lead out front. As he reentered traffic, Malsam and Heath closed as did Jason Solwold who’d run from the back of the field up to fourth. Starks was masterful diving in and out of slower cars, while Malsam and Heath tried countering. Solwold took advantage of the slower traffic, finding a way underneath Heath and Malsam on the same lap and putting himself in position to challenge Starks with 25 of 30 laps complete. Trey saw Jason’s nose a couple of times, but kept his foot in the throttle and held the veteran at bay to grab his first win of the year at Skagit Speedway. Solwold completed his impressive run up the field with a second place finish. Heath passed Malsam late to take third and carry the Summer Thunder Series Point Lead into Grays Harbor Raceway for the series finale’ on Sunday night. Malsam set quick time. Robbie Price, Matt Jensen and Michael Bollinger were the heat race winners.

A 15 car invert on night one of the Sportsman Sprint Showdown put Zach McCabe on the outside front row for the 25 lap main event. McCabe, the 2013 Sportsman Showdown Champion, capitalized on his opportunity, leading every lap of the main event without challenge en route to grabbing the preliminary night victory. Cory Swatzina ran second and James Bundy was third. Tyler Fox was the fast qualifier. The Sportsman Sprint Showdown will conclude on Saturday night with the field lined up by points accrued from time trials, heat race finish, main event finish and positions gained over the course of Thursday. A full point rundown is listed below.

Sportsman Sprints Fast Time – Tyler Fox 12.807 Heat 1 – Bill Rude, Cory Swatzina, Tyler Fox, Cory Samuelson, Daniel McGrew, Justin Bienert, Steve Parker, Glen Reinstra, Roger Oudman Heat 2 – Steve Reeves, Michael Hodel, Devin Barnes, Ashley Lewellen, Joe Lyon, Ben Gunderson, Brett McGhie, Greg Otis Heat 3 – Robbie Price, Brady Jansen, Zach McCabe, James Bundy, Paul Burdick, Clayton Sibley, Cale Brooke, Dave Mead B Main – Justin Bienert, Steve Parker, Clayton Sibley, Ben Gunderson, Dave Mead, Roger Oudman, Cale Brooke, Greg Otis, Glen Reinstra, Brett McGhie A Main – Zach McCabe, Cory Swatzina, James Bundy, Steve Parker, Daniel McGrew, Justin Bienert, Joe Lyon, Steve Reeves, Tyler Fox, Paul Burdick, Dave Mead, Cory Samuelson, Brady Jansen, Ben Gunderson, Ashley Lewellen, Michael Hodel, Bill Rude, Devin Barnes, Clayton Sibley, Robbie Price Lap Leaders – McCabe 1-25 360 Sprints Fast Time – Tayler Malsam 11.939 Heat 1 – Robbie Price, Tayler Malsam, Skylar Gee, Colton Heath, Justin Youngquist, Greg Hamilton, Zeth Custer Heat 2 – Matt Jensen, Derek Roberts, Trey Starks, Reece Goetz, Eric Fisher, Steve Reeves Heat 3 – Michael Bollinger, Kelsey Carpenter, Jason Solwold, Travis Rilat, Luke Didiuk, Steve James Main – Trey Starks, Jason Solwold, Colton Heath, Tayler Malsam, Reece Goetz, Robbie Price, Travis Rilat, Kelsey Carpenter, Greg Hamilton, Justin Youngquist, Derek Roberts, Skylar Gee, Matt Jensen, Steve Reeves, Steve James, Zeth Custer, Luke Didiuk, Eric Fisher, Michael Bollinger Lap Leaders – Starks 1-30

Sportsman Sprints Fast Time – Tyler Fox 12.807 Heat 1 – Bill Rude, Cory Swatzina, Tyler Fox, Cory Samuelson, Daniel McGrew, Justin Bienert, Steve Parker, Glen Reinstra, Roger Oudman Heat 2 – Steve Reeves, Michael Hodel, Devin Barnes, Ashley Lewellen, Joe Lyon, Ben Gunderson, Brett McGhie, Greg Otis Heat 3 – Robbie Price, Brady Jansen, Zach McCabe, James Bundy, Paul Burdick, Clayton Sibley, Cale Brooke, Dave Mead B Main – Justin Bienert, Steve Parker, Clayton Sibley, Ben Gunderson, Dave Mead, Roger Oudman, Cale Brooke, Greg Otis, Glen Reinstra, Brett McGhie A Main – Zach McCabe, Cory Swatzina, James Bundy, Steve Parker, Daniel McGrew, Justin Bienert, Joe Lyon, Steve Reeves, Tyler Fox, Paul Burdick, Dave Mead, Cory Samuelson, Brady Jansen, Ben Gunderson, Ashley Lewellen, Michael Hodel, Bill Rude, Devin Barnes, Clayton Sibley, Robbie Price Lap Leaders – McCabe 1-25

Sportsman Showdown Points

1. 567 – Cory Swatzina 2. 547 – James Bundy 3. 536 – Zach McCabe 4. 535 – Tyler Fox 5. 535 – Steve Parker 6. 533 – Justin Bienert 7. 519 – Steve Reeves 8. 516 – Daniel McGrew 9. 512 – Brady Jansen 10. 511 – Joe Lyon 11. 507 – Paul Burdick 12. 504 – Dave Mead 13. 502 – Cory Samuelson 14. 498 – Ashley Lewellen 15. 497 – Bill Rude 16. 496 – Michael Hodel 17. 495 – Devin Barnes 18. 491 – Ben Gunderson 19. 482 – Robbie Price 20. 469 – Clayton Sibley 21. 450 – Roger Oudman 22. 448 – Greg Otis 23. 441 – Brett McGhie 24. 270 – Cale Brooke 25. 262 – Glen Reinstra

 

 

Ely Conquers Top End Challenge Opener

A lack of familiarity with either the track or the race car he was driving wasn’t enough to prevent South Australian Chad Ely from starring in the opening weekend of the Top End Challenge for 360 Sprintcars. In what was his Northline Speedway (Darwin, NT) debut and his first drive aboard the Nick Halkitis-owned car, the current Australian Champion managed to overcome a slow start on the opening night and go on to dominate the second and final night, which doubled as the Cadillac Transport supported Darwin Title. The opening night of the Darwin Title started with qualifying time trials. At the completion of time trials, it was local favourite Jason McIver who topped the time sheets. In the heat races, wins were shared between Danny Porter, Ben Atkinson, Ely and Halkitis. The 20-lap preliminary feature race resulted in Atkinson dominating proceedings. After being the highest point score heading into the feature race, Atkinson powered to the lead from the outset and went on to pace the field for the entire distance. At the fall of the chequered flag, he scored a comfortable win. After some tough runs in the earlier heat races, McIver, who had started the preliminary feature race from deep in the field (position 13), charged his way through the field to finish in second place behind Atkinson. Ely was making gains with every outing and he finished the opening night by rounding out the podium finishers in third. The top-five finishers were completed by Porter and Steven Ling. Daniel Evans (SA), Zac Farrer (Vic), Mark King and Yoshi King were the remainder of the finishers. The hard-luck stories of the preliminary feature race were Halkitis (engine failure) along with Dale Giffin and South Australian Jed Bell. The latter two were involved in a crash together earlier in the night, but managed to return for the preliminary feature race, but were unable to finish. In the second round of heat races, rookie Tim Woolfe crashed out of contention, and it consequently brought his weekend to a premature end. The second and final night saw a remaining two rounds of heat races and the feature race. Ely (x 2), McIver and Atkinson scored the heat-race wins. Atkinson’s win in the final heat race consolidated his top position in the points standings heading into the feature race. Atkinson decided to start from position two in the 30-lap feature race, which saw the second highest point scorer Ely start from pole position. In what was a position that Ely took full advantage of, he powered to the lead from the drop of the green flag, and stayed out in front all the way through to the finish. Despite his best efforts, Atkinson was unable to deny Ely of the front running spot and had to settle for second. It was yet another hard-charging drive from McIver. After starting from position 11 in the field, he managed to fight his way through the field to finish in third on the podium. Outside the podium finishers were Halkitis, Farrer, Evans, Bell, Ed Trutwin (WA), Mark King and Griffin in 10th. The non-finishers were Ling, Porter and Yoshi King. The second and final weekend of the Top End Challenge, which doubles as the HB Concrete supported Northern Territory Title, will return to Northline Speedway this Friday and Saturday night (August 29 and 30). To find out more about the Top End Challenge, visit www.nt360sprintcars.com.au or contact Jason McIver on 0408 818 544.

 

Marten and Utter Beat Curfew at PDTR

By: Amy Juech 8-23-2014

Plymouth Dirt Track worked vigorously on track preparation with all the resent rain. Vietnam War Era American Huey Air Ambulance landed in the infield during opening ceremonies. As a result of a generous donation from PDTR, 12 children from local Boys & Girls Clubs and Big Brothers & Big Sisters had the opportunity to ride aboard the Helicopter. Johnsonville Sausage Late Models and Corn Belt Series combined for this evening’s late model program.

Jason Johnson and Lance Fassbender made up the front row as the Aldog-Honald Mechanical Sprints took the green flag. Johnson jumped out to the lead with Fassbender, Danny Schlafer and Justin Miller succeeding. Johnson remained in control as he encountered lapped traffic on lap 5 on this extremely fast track. Lap 6 Danny Schlafer caught the infield tires causing him to break and retire to the pits for the evening during the only caution. Justin Miller and Kyle Marten passed Lance Fassbender on the restart. Lap 12 Johnson amongst lapped traffic again and Kyle Marten was closing in. Eighth and ninth place drivers Jim Melis and Donny Goeden were battling their way through traffic. Marten slid past Johnson to take control of the field, only lasted three laps until Johnson got him back. Marten regained control of the field with Johnson and Shane Wenninger close behind. Kyle Marten (Sheboygan Falls) maneuvering around more lapped traffic helped separate him from fellow drivers as he crossed the checkers first followed by Jason Johnson (Campbellsport), Shane Wenninger (Kewaskum), Justin Miller (Plymouth) and John Krebsbach (Casacade). B-Main Winner was Tim Melis(Plymouth) and remaining transfer cars were Scott Conger (Eagle), Nick Melis (Plymouth), Al Schlaefer (Sussex), Paul Pokorski (West Bend), Robbie Pribnow(Knowles) and alternate Samantha Portschy (Plymouth). Four drivers tied for hard charger passing seven cars each: Kyle Marten (Sheboygan Falls), Jim Melis (Glenbeulah), Brandon McMullen (Plymouth) and Al Schlafer (Sussex). Heat Winners:John Krebsbach (Cascasde), Danny Schlafer(Sussex) and Justin Miller (Plymouth)

This evening’smain feature was the Corn Belt Clash Late Model race where the winner took home $3,000. Front row consisted of Jake Redetzke and Spenser Diercks leading the field to the green. Diercks jumped out to an early lead over Jason Utter. Caution on lap 3 for Random Lakes Brad Mueller after lift bar damage causing him to retire to the pits earlier than expected. Lap 4 was caution stricken with three separate cautions resulting in four drivers seeking the attention of their crews including Billy Rezitek and Tim Buhler. Restart results inDiercks still in control of the field until a three way battle occurred sending Diercks back to third place. Mitch McGrath and Jason Rauen stick to their goal of winning slowly picking off cars every few laps on their search for the leaders. New leader Utter was closely shadowed by Chris Simpson. Lap 14 Simpson and Utter touch as they battle for the lead sending Simpson to spin bringing out another caution. On the restart Mark Rose got a little sideways shooting through the infield corner hopping the tires and getting stuck in the mud. Utter controlled the field on the restart and continued with the lead for a few laps until Chad Simpson notified Utter that he was there touching and almost swapping positions. Utter motored back and kept the field under his control, catching lapped traffic as well. Jason Utter (Columbus Junction, IA) crosses the double checkers first trailed by Chad Simpson (Mt. Verna, IA), Jake Redetzke (Eau Claire, WI), Spenser Diercks (Davenport, IA) and Lance Matthees (Winona, MN). Corn Belt Clash Late Models raced two B-Mains and a six lap/six car dash to determine the field for the feature. Dash was won by Spencer Diercksjust eighteen years old (Davenport, IA). B-Main 1 winner: Dave Eckrich (Oxford, IA) and transfer cars were: Paul Parker and Mike Fryer (Freeport, IL). B-Main 2 winner: Bobby Smith and transfer cars were Turk Letizia (Milwaukee) and Tim Buhler (Glenbeulah). Heat Winners:Jason Utter (Columbus Junction, IA), Spenser Diercks (Davenport, IA), Jake Redetske (Eau Claire, WI) and Chris Simpson (Oxford, IA).

Running extremely close to curfew, Mark Fieber and Tim Simon led the Feldmann Sales and Service Grand Nationals to the green flag. Lap one brought out an immediate caution for a car spinning, a restart resulted in another caution. PDTR determined that curfew was met and equal pay and points went to all feature participating drivers. Heat Winners: Don Sorce Jr. (West Allis), Matt Yancey (Sheboygan), and James Pagel (St. Cloud)

Outlaw Compacts were unable to race this evening with curfew met. Equal pay and points were given to drivers. Heat Winners: Ben Meyerhofer (Menasha), Chris Maas (Oakfield)

Special thanks to evening sponsor Van Der Vaart Concrete Products and evening trophy sponsor Collins State Bank. Please join us next Friday for the IRA show during the Sheboygan County Fair, for more information visit www.plymouthdtr.com.

 

 

Jared Zimbardi Conquers Cornwall to Complete Weekend Sweep and Claim PST Canada Championship

Rich Vleck, CORNWALL, ONTARIO, (August 24, 2014)- Jared Zimbardi only needed to start the 25-lap feature to claim the PST Canada Championship, but he did a lot more than that, dominating the A-Main to celebrate the crown in style with his first career win at the tight -mile.

Zimbardi, of Bradford, PA, took the lead from polesitter Alain Bergeron on lap four and showed strengthen in lapped traffic the rest of the way to claim his second Canadian weekend sweep of the year. In the five PST Canada events in 2014, “The Juice” scored four wins and a second-place finish.

This is the first PST Canada Championship for the two-time and defending PST America Championship. Barring anything unforeseen, he is also on pace to claim the USA title as well for a third time this year, a season that has now produced an amazing six PST wins.

Alain Bergeron was able to hang on for his second runner-up finish of the season to secure the second position in the final PST Canada standings. Lee Ladouceur would drive up to finish third in both the race and the standings.

Four-time Conrwall sprint winner Steve Poirier drove up to fourth after redrawing the eighth starting position. Rick Wilson scored his best finish at Cornwall since 2005 as he rounded out the top five for the second straight night.

2013 Cornwall winner Jason Barney was sixth, with Michigan’s Dain Naida crossing in seventh. Mitch Brown was ahead of Wayne Johnson, who rallied to finish ninth after a lap three incident. Quebec’s Alain Boisvert completed the top 10.

The red flag had to be displayed on lap six when Kyle Fraser’s 01 had a soft flip in turn four. For more information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

Patriot Sprint Tour Canada 25-Lap Feature Finish: 1. 35 Jared Zimbardi, 2. 8b Alain Bergeron, 3. 51 Lee Ladouceur, 4. 28FM Steve Poirier, 5. 42w Rickey Wilson, 6. 87 Jason Barney, 7. 77 Dain Naida, 8. 10 Mitchell Brown, 9. 77x Wayne Johnson, 10. 73 Alain Boisvert, 11. 11J Chris Jones, 12. 24 Devin Caron, 13. 5 Keith Dempster, 14. 0 Glenn Styres, 15. 84 Tyler Rand, 16. 98 Paul Pekkonen, 17. 00 Dane Lorenc, 18. 01 Kyle Fraser, 19. 15aw April Wilson

Four Laps of Fame Dash for Cash Finish: 1. 77 Dain Naida, 2. 98 Paul Pekkonen, 3. 00 Dane Lorenc, 4. 11J Chris Jones, 5. 84 Tyler Rand, 6. 73 Alain Boisvert.

Heat Results (8 Laps Each)-

Race 1: Johnson, R. Wilson, Zimbardi, Naida, Dempster, Styres, Caron.

Race 2: Ladouceur, Brown, Pekkonen, Jones, Lorenc, Fraser.

Race 3: Bergeron, Poirier, Barney, Boisvert, Rand, A. Wilson.

Patriot Sprint Tour Canada Standings (Top 10)- Zimbardi 745, Bergeron 686, Ladouceur 666, Brown 651, Jones 613, Fraser 559, R. Wilson 519, A. Wilson 448, Rand 447, Lorenc 363.

Four Laps of Fame Dash Series Standings (Top Five)- D. Just 21, Polyak 17, Knab 16, Evans and Brown 14.

Hard Charger of the Season Standings (Top Five)- Polyak and Lorenc 31, Glover 27, Zimbardi 25, Kreutter and S. Just 23.

 

 

Abreu Awesome In Second Johnny Key Classic Victory

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Aptos, CA)- Continuing a masterful 2014 campaign, Rico Abreu became the eighth different winner in eight shows to date with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster, as he electrified the crowd with a charge from 16th to win the 54th Johnny Key Classic Presented By Al’s Roofing Supply, his second career, and the first driver to score back to back wins since Chuck Miller pulled it off in 1993-1994.

With Bud Kaeding and Shane Golobic leading the field to green following the dash earlier in the evening, it was Kaeding getting the early advantage as Golobic settled into the second spot, with Matt Peterson moving into third from his sixth starting spot using a very nice move in the first corner.

Following a red flag for an uninjured Dominic Scelzi on the second lap, Golobic and Kaeding hooked up in a torrid dogfight for the top spot, as Kaeding pounded the cushion, With Golobic working the bottom of a very racy surface early in the race.

With the battle up front a great one, racing action was exciting all over the track, as Brent Kaeding and Abreu were coming on from the back of the pack, as the caution waived on the ninth circuit slowing the pace of the event.

When the action resumed, the lead duo pulled away from the pack, and behind them Tommy Tarlton and Peterson began battling for the third spot, as a surging Abreu quickly became a factor as he raced his way towards the Top-Five.

With laps clicking off at a fast pace, Golobic made his move for the lead on the 20th lap, and behind him, Abreu took the second spot from Kaeding on the 22nd lap.

With the leader now in Abreu’s sights, he was able to make a big time move on the 24th lap, to grab the lead, and hold the top spot when the scheduled caution flew on the 25th lap.

At the break, Abreu led Golobic, Kaeding, Peterson and Tommy Tarlton rounding out the top-five as crews had 10-minutes to make any changes they saw fit to their machines.

Following the stop, the race had a little trouble getting started, as Tommy Tarlton’s night came to an end with engine issues, and he slowed to a stop before Sean Becker and Shawn Wright came to stops on the following attempts at restarts.

When the race went back green, the exciting action that had fans on the edge of their seats during the opening segment slowly went away as the track began laying rubber, putting passing at a premium.

Though the rubber was down, Brent Kaeding and Jonathan Allard were able to slowly work their way forward, as Abreu had his hands full with Golobic at the front of the field as lapped traffic came into play.

With the bottom of the speedway being the preferred line, Abreu was able to get out of line exiting turn two on the 40th lap to clear a slower car, and quickly get back in the rubber, as he had Golobic breathing down his neck.

The 47th lap brought the race’s final caution, and during the yellow, fourth running Matt Peterson’s strong run came to an end as his right rear tire went flat, forcing him to make a trip to the work area with three laps to go.

When the action resumed, Abreu was flawless over the final three laps, as he was able to pick up his second consecutive Johnny Key Classic Presented By Al’s Roofing Supply, as he took the checkered over Shane Golobic, Bud Kaeding, Mason Moore, and 19th starting Brent Kaeding.

“It is incredible to see what this event is evolving into,” a jubilant Abreu said in victory lane. “The first 25 laps of this thing were awesome, and I hope all of you fans enjoyed that. I think starting earlier hurt the track in the long run, but John Prentice and this track are heavily watched so it was necessary to make sure we got this race in. I can’t thank the track, the series, and all of the great people who put events like this on. I also can’t thank Paul Silva, and my entire team for working so hard all night.”

Though he continued to remain very consistent with the Civil War and Taco Bravo Series, Shane Golobic was disappointed to run second, but was able to see the big picture.

“We would have loved to be one spot better, but it is really hard to be upset with second place,” he said. “Rico is having an awesome year, and congrats to those guys. We are having a pretty awesome year too, and hopefully we can celebrate a couple of championships in the next few weeks. I have to thank everyone who continues to give me a fast racecar each night.”

After leading the early portion of the race, 1996 Johnny Key Classic Winner, Bud Kaeding, would end up finishing in the third spot.

“We had a good car early, and the track started to change, and Shane and Rico were able to get by us right at the end of the first segment,” he said. “We put ourselves in a good position, and it’s nice to get a podium at a cool event.”

Rounding out the Top-10 in the event were 15th starting, Jonathan Allard, Kyle Hirst, Greg DeCaires, Mitchell Faccinto, and Kurt Nelson.

With five drivers being locked into the feature event, the 43 additional drivers were set for time trials and a qualifier, vying for one of 17 positions into the feature event.

With Matt Peterson taking the night’s quick time honors, four 12-lap qualifers were lined up straight up off of qualifying times, with the top-four finishers transferring to the feature event in what proved to be four very exciting races.

The first qualifier of the night saw Matt Peterson take advantage of his front row starting position as he was able to pick up the win, and move to the feature with Carson Macedo, Sean Becker, and Brent Kaeding.

The second qualifier of the night saw an exciting finish, as DJ Netto picked up the win over Kyle Hirst and Jonathan Allard. In a wheel-to-wheel battle for the final spot, Dominic Scelzi and Craig Stidham got together coming to the checkered flag, with Stidham getting upside down, and Scelzi taking the final transfer spot.

In the third qualifier, Billy Butler and Alissa Geving thrilled the crowd in a slide-job exhibition for the top spot, with Geving making a bold move to take the win as Butler settled for second with Kurt Nelson and Heath Duinkerken moving on.

Justyn Cox picked up the fourth qualifier win as he held on Mitchell Faccinto, Rico Abreu and Jamie Duff, who all earned feature starting spots.

With only five cars being locked in, to start the night, it was announced at the drivers meeting that the fastest driver from time trials to finish fifth in their qualifier would earn the final feature spot, and that driver was Shawn Wright.

The Civil War Sprint Car Series would like to thank Flowmaster, BR Motorsports, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Brodix, ButlerBuilt, CRV Carbon Solutions, Design 500, Dirt Solution, Taco Bravo, Hansen Machine, Frankland Racing Supply, Fuel Safe, Hoosier, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Kaeding Performance, King Racing Products, KSE Power Steering Products, Pit Stop USA, MPD, All Pro, RCM Design, Rod End Supply, Racing Optics, SRP, VSR, and Weld Racing for their support.

ON TAP: The Civil War Sprint Car Series Presented By Flowmaster will kick of the Gold Cup Race of Champions at the Silver Dollar Speedway for the always exciting Wednesday show on September 3rd.

WINNERS: Winners in the 2014 California Sprint Car Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster… Andy Gregg- 1 (Marysville Raceway Park on March 15th), DJ Netto-1 (Marysville Raceway Park on May 24th), Shane Golobic-1 (Silver Dollar Speedway on May 25th), Andy Forsberg- 1 (Placerville Speedway on May 31st), Mason Moore (Petaluma Speedway on July 5th), Brad Furr (Ocean Speedway on July 11th), Greg DeCaires (Placerville Speedway on August 9th), Rico Abreu (Ocean Speedway on August 23rd)

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster, and find complete results and point standings by clicking over to www.racepmg.com, ‘Liking’ www.facebook.com/civilwarsprints, or following us on twitter at www.twitter.com/civilwarsprints.

CIVIL WAR SERIES PRESENTED BY FLOWMASTER- Founded in 1991 as the North-South Series, the Civil War Sprint Car Series was born in 1993 giving 360 Sprint Cars in California a sanctioning body. What started as just a handful of races at three different tracks has evolved into quite the series. In 2014, the Civil War Sprint Car Series will host 14 events at 8 different tracks around California.

 

 

Shaffer Snares Western PA Sprint Championship at Mercer Raceway Park

Mercer, PA (August 24, 2014): The Steel City Outlaw, Tim Shaffer, is the Western Pennsylvania Sprint Car Champion. He earned the honor in the 25th running of the event at Mercer Raceway Park, which is minutes from his home in Aliquippa, PA. The four-time champ of the All Stars Circuit of Champions held off his protege, Danny Holtgraver, and The Wild Child, Jac Haudenschild. It was the second straight night that a local All Star made it to victory lane. The two-day event was presented by Bonnell's Rod Shop, and it included a party with live music, a hog roast, and other activities to entertain the fans and to raise money for the injured driver relief fund.

Tyler Denochick, of Morrisdale, PA, quickly figured out the fast way around Mercer Raceway Park. He held off Michael Bauer to claim the win in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors in just his second appearance at the track. Frankie Guidace made a three-wide pass of leader Shawn Fleeger and a lapped car to take the top spot in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. The nightcap for the Penn Ohio Pro Stock Championship Series belonged to Shaun Fawcett, who inherited the lead after a spectacular tangle between the leaders, Curtis J. Bish and Randy Wyant on what would have been the final lap of the contest.

"I'm just happy to win, it's been a while," said Shaffer. Danny Holtgraver was closing rapidly in the final stages of the race, but Shaffer was able to stay out front with perfectly timed passes of lapped cars. "You got to have some luck in this game, you know, and catching them at the right time is definitely an advantage." Shaffer added, "you have to make it happen to get by, and you can't get tied up too long." Holtgraver acknowledged that Shaffer had the edge in traffic. "He was unbelievable in traffic," Holtgraver said. "He could get through them really good and I just got to them at the wrong time." He added, "if I am going to finish second, it couldn't be to a better guy, he's done a lot for me."

Shaffer had the pole position for the start of the 30 lapper. To his outside was a local talent, Carl Bowser. Shaffer got the jump, while Bowser was fighting to hold his position. Dale Blaney and Jac Haudenschild were hounding him. As the filed was coming to complete lap one, Bowser and Blaney made contact, with the current All Stars points leader spinning to the inside apron. Restarting in the rear of the filed, Blaney's hopes for a sweep at the Park were dashed.

Shaffer got the lead again when the race was officially started and he held it through the conclusion of the contest. Shaffer withstood a close call when he entered traffic for the first time. He had just cleared Francis Sesco when the the slower machine went around. Fortunately, Haudenschild, who was then running second, was far enough behind that he was able to avoid impact with the disabled car.

Shaffer was able to maintain control of the race despite having his pace slowed on several occasions. The last stoppage came on lap 14, for Scott Priester spinning in turn two. With his car pushed off and rejoining the field, the field got ready for a 16 lap run to the checkers.

Shaffer continued to lead Haudenschild when the race resumed, but the man on the move was Danny Holtgraver. He advanced from fourth to second by lap 22 and set out after the high-flying Shaffer. While Holtgraver was able to close the gap on his mentor, he could never pull beside him. Shaffer timed his passes of lapped machines perfectly, and Holtgraver had to check up on more than one occasion when he closed on the slower cars at inopportune times.

Shaffer led Holtgraver to the checkers. Close behind the lead duo was Haudenschild. Lee Jacobs passed Bowser in the second half of the race to get the fourth spot. Cap Henry led Adam Kekich, Andy McKisson, and Brandon Spithaler across the line. Dale Blaney rebounded to take the tenth position at the finish.

The three preliminaries for the All Stars Sprints belonged to Adam Kekich, Jac Haudenschild, and Brandon Spithaler. There was no B Main. Tim Shaffer earned the pole for the feature by winning the dash. The evening's fastest qualifier was Dale Blaney for the second night in a row. His time was 13.784.

Teenager Tyler Denochick bolted out to an early lead in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. Former champion Michael Bauer was having his best run at the Park since taking over the reins of the Lockhart 58. He challenged the teenager throughout the 20 lapper.

Bauer was positioned well to overtake the youngster in traffic when the action was halted due to a spin by Dan Demyan. With a clear track in front of him for the restart, Denochick was able to keep Bauer at bay. Bauer was closing in on him again when Demyan's second mishap slowed the pace.

Denochick led the final three laps to the checkers without any signifcant threat from Bauer. Third went to Mike Miller, who turned in a steady run. Andy Feil fell back to fourth. Jimmy Morris turned in a quiet, but satisfactory performance to climb from mid-pack to fifth at the finish. Joe McEwen, C.J. Jones, George Hobaugh, Darren Pifer, and Mike Marano, II completed the top ten.

Tyler Denochick and Greg Dobrosky prevailed in their respective heat races. There was no B Main.

In the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modified go, Makayla Guidace led the opening lap before surrendering the top spot to Shawn Fleeger. Fleeger held control for the next ten circuits. However, as the field was crossing for lap 11, he dropped to the inside to pass a slower car. That broke his momentum somewhat, and allowed Frank Guidace to swoop past both Fleeger and the lapper to gain the lead!

Guidace completed two more rounds in front, with Fleeger now fighting with Jimmy Holden and Kyle Fink to hold on for second. A quick caution set up a restart, which proved to be the undoing of Fleeger. Holden and Fink both pounced ahead. As the laps wound down, Tommy Kristyak put a charge on to take fourth away from Fleeger.

At the the checkers, it was Guidace over Holden, Fink, Kristyak, and Fleeger. Matt Reeher was sixth. Shayne Izzo crossed before J.R. McGinley, who started last in the event. Jeff Schaffer, Jr. was ninth and Brian Schaffer was tenth.

Shayne Izzo and Frank Guidace won heat races for the Approved toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. There was no B Main.

In the Penn Ohio Pro Stack Championship, Curtis J. Bish took command and held off the prevailing track champion, Rusty Moore, for most of the way. However, in the final several laps, Randy Wyant came to life, picking off cars in quick succession. He got to second by the time the white flag flew, and he was pressing Bish hard for the lead as they went through the first and second corners.

Bish slid up a bit coming off the second corner, and that gave Wyant some room to try for an inside pass as they raced towards turn three. However, Bish would not give up so easily, and the two cars came together in the middle of the straight, spinning wildly towards turn three. In the mad scramble, racers were looking for any opening to make it through the corner. Most did, but when the dust settled, there were four machines tangled together. Wyant's car took the most damage, but Bish and Chris Withers pitted for repairs before rejoining the race.

The racers were still keyed up and it took two tries to get the final lap in the books.

Shaun Fawcett was able to hold off Chris Schneider for the final lap. Rusty Moore took third. Rob Shook and Bobby Heim were next. Bob McCann, Pat Fielding, Rob Bates, Rod Laskey, and Tim Burns followed them to the finish.

The three heat winners were Moore, Schneider, and Bish. There was no B Main.

All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars Western Pennsylvania Championship: Tim Shaffer, Danny Holtgraver, Jac Haudenschild, Lee Jacobs, Carl Bowser, Cap Henry, Adam Kekich, Andy McKisson, Brandon Spithaler, Dale Blaney, Eric Williams, Brandon Matus, Jimmy Light, Dan Kuriger, Billy Dietrich, Brent Matus, Scott Priester, Caleb Armstrong, Taylor Ferns, Michael Bauer, Chris Pochiro, Francis Sesco, Dennis Wagner.

Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors: Tyler Denochick, Michael Bauer, Mike Miller, Andy Feil, Jimmy Morris, Joe McEwen, C.J. Jones, George Hobaugh, Darren Pifer, Mike Marano, II, Greg Dobrosky, Clay Riney, Eric L. Williams, Alex Paden, Kotie Kirkbride, Dan Demyan, Harold Braden Jr. (DNS).

Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds: Frank Guidace, Jimmy Holden, Kyle Fink, Tommy Kristyak, Shawn Fleeger, Matt Reeher, Shayne Izzo, J.R. McGinley, Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Brian Schaffer, Richard Whitney, Makayla Guidace, Kevin Green, William Schaffer.

Penn Ohio Pro Stock Championship Series: Shaun Fawcett, Chris Schneider, Rusty Moore, Rob Shook, Bobby Heim, Bob McCann, Pat Fielding, Rob Bates, Rod Laskey, Tim Burns, Jeff Broniszewski, Bob Schwartzmiller, Shane Applebee, Rusty Martz, Chris Withers, Brett McDonald, Jesse Brock, Curtis J. Bish, Randy Wyant, Tim Bish, Shawn Hooks, Dan Smeal, Colton Gearhart, Gary Miller, Jr., Anthony Brown (DNS).

 

 

Jared Zimbardi Continues Canadian Dominance at Brockville Patriot Feature

Rich Vleck, BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO, (August 23, 2014)- Back in 2006, Jared Zimbardi was closing in on his first career Patriot Sprint Tour Feature win, leading at Brockville Ontario Speedway when he got caught up in lapped traffic and handed the lead over to Rick Wilson, who would score the win. Eight years later, the roles were seemingly reversed.

Jared Zimbardi scored his fifth Patriot Sprint Tour win of the season and his second of the year at the “BOS” Saturday Night, taking the lead from local favorite on lap 22 when Wilson tagged the wall coming out of turn four and holding on in a caution-free event.

Wilson started on the pole and took the early lead in the 25-lap feature, but invader Wayne Johnson was on a mission, taking the lead just shy of halfway. Johnson began to set sail but went over the berm in turn three on lap 16 and let Wilson take the lead back. In search of his first PST win since 2006, Wilson was working hard at holding off a hard-charging Zimbardi when he hit the wall and began to fade back.

Zimbardi had to work hard down the stretch to keep Wayne Johnson behind him. “The Juice” would hold on for his first win at the “Beast of the East”.

Leading rookie Dane Lorenc put on quite a performance, scoring a career-best third-place finish. Lee Ladouceur would move up to fourth as Wilson slid back to fifth.

For more information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

Patriot Sprint Tour Canada Series Results: 8/23/14, Brockville Ontario Speedway, Brockville, ONTARIO.

A-Main (25 Laps)- 1. Jared Zimbardi (35), 2. Wayne Johnson (77x), 3. Dane Lorenc (00), 4. Lee Ladouceur (51L), 5. Rick Wilson (42w), 6. Alain Bergeron (8B), 7. Keith Dempster (5), 8. Dain Naida (77), 9. Chris Jones (11J), 10. Mitch Brown (10), 11. Devin Caron (24k), 12. Sammy Reakes IV (1), 13. Glenn Styres (0), 14. Kyle Fraser (01), 15. April Wilson (15aw), 16. Bryan Howland (51), 17. Tyler Rand (84).

Lap Leaders- R. Wilson 1-11, Johnson 12-15, Wilson 16-21, Zimbardi 22-25.

Four Laps of Fame (4 Laps)- 1. Chris Jones (11J), 2. April Wilson (15aw), 3. Mitch Brown (10), 4. Dain Naida (77), 5. Kyle Fraser (01), 6. Tyler Rand (84).

Heats (8 Laps Each)-

Race 1: R. Wilson, Ladouceur, Zimbardi, Bergeron, A. Wilson, Jones, Rand, Reakes, Howland.

Race 2: Caron, Lorenc, Fraser, Brown, Johnson, Naida, Dempster, Styres.

 

 

Bubak Claims High Plains 305 Natls.

Jake Bubak once again proved that he’s the man to beat in the United Rebel Sprint Series as he tops a stellar field of 26 cars during the High Plains 305 Nationals at El Paso County Speedway in Calhan, Colorado on Saturday night.

With heavy rains the night before, the track would be tough to tame as rookie Jeremy Huish and Mike Hathaway brought the field to the green with Huish jumping into the lead followed by Hathaway, rookie Jed Werner, Zach Blurton and Nate Berry rounding out the top 5 after the first lap.

Huish would continue to lead while the battles in the back got hot and heavy until Colorado’s Mike Taylor and Nebraska’s Darren Berry got tangled up on the front straightaway with both flipping on lap 7, bringing out the first of three red flags of the night. Both drivers were unhurt, but their night of racing would be cut short.

On the restart, Huish would continue to lead but it was the high flying Luke Cranston who was on the move, using the top side of the race track to move around Werner and Blurton to take over third and start pressuring Hathaway for the number 2 spot.

Cranston would continue to pressure Hathaway until a lap 16 miscue sent Cranston over the right rear tire of Hathaway, hitting the turn 4 wall and ending his charge to the front.

On the restart it was Huish, Hathaway, eighth starting Zac Taylor and tenth starting Bubak and Blurton rounding out the top 5. With less than 1 lap completed, Taylor and Bubak would make contact in turns 3 and 4 sending Taylor on a wild ride of end over end flips over the turn 4 wall. A disgruntled Taylor crawled from his car unscathed but ending his night.

Huish would once again take the lead on the restart but again, before the lap was complete, the red flag flew for Nate Berry and Joey Schmidt, tangling in turn 4 and sending Schmidt over the wall and into the catch fence. He also was unhurt but both drivers were finished for the night.

As the green flag flew once again, Bubak would make quick work of Hathaway, moving into 2nd place behind Huish on lap 18. Lap after lap, Bubak would pressure Huish on the bottom and they would run side by side on the back straightaway for many laps until Bubak made the pass stick with 4 laps to go.

One last yellow flag for a spinning Chris Crowder would bunch up the field for a restart once again. With the fans on their feet and cheering during the final lap, Huish would make a last ditch effort to overtake Bubak for the lead and slide high in turns 1 and 2 allowing Jed Werner to make the pass for 2nd place.

Werner would make one final attempt for the win in turns 3 and 4 only to fall short and follow Bubak across the line with Huish, Blurton and Hathaway rounding out the top 5.

Feature results

1 Jake Bubak 2 Jed Werner 3 Jeremy Huish 4 Zach Blurton 5 Mike Hathaway 6 Nick Haygood 7 Scott Cochran 8 Coby Pearce 9 John Jacob 10 Mark Walinder 11 Steven Richardson 12 Brian Hardman 13 Chris Crowder 14 Nic Sutton 15 Joey Schmidt DNF 16 Nate Berry DNF 17 Zac Taylor DNF 18 Luke Cranston DNF 19 Mike Taylor DNF 20 Darren Berry DNF

B Feature results

1 John Jacob, 2 Nic Sutton, 3 Chris Crowder, 4 Joey Schmidt, 5 Brian Hardman, 6 Steven Richardson, 7 Coby Pearce, 8 Darren Berry, 9 Scott Cochran, 10 Mike Taylor, 11 Luke Lucero, 12 Dustin McNeil, 13 Brad Mott, 14 Keven Schramek DNF, 15 Clint Schubert DNS, 16 Butch Hardman DNS

Heat Race Winners - Bubak, Nate Berry, Cranston, Walinder

The Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger Award goes to Scott Cochran, moving up 12 spots to finish 7th.

 

 

Steve Poirier Loves Coming Home, Wins Lucas Oil ESS Event at Autodrome Granby in front of Record Crowd.

By MIKE MALLETT

GRANBY, QC. - By his own admission, Steve Poirier has run “thousands” of laps around Autodrome Granby. The St. Mathieu de Beloeil, Que., driver has multiple wins and championships at the facility and friday night he used that home track knowledge to fly by Jason Barney en route to the win, his fifth of the 2014 season.

“Feels really good,” said Poirier. “We haven’t had good draws the last couple of races but we’ve had a good racing machine. Thanks to Kevin Loveys’ he gave me a good car. Tonight I told him to set the car up how he wanted to. He gave me a good car tonight and I had to do my job.”

It was an all Quebec front row as Dale Gosselin and Yan Bilodeau started out front of the 25-lap, Le Groupe Ultra Tour of Canada/Fondations 4 Saisons Quebec Series, feature event. Gosselin got the initial jump to take the lead.

Gosselin’s lead was short-lived as on lap three Bilodeau was able to nab the lead as they exited turn four. Jason Barney moved into the second spot one lap later and began chasing Bilodeau for the lead.

On lap six Bilodeau was working traffic with Barney in pursuit when he made contact with Tim Beard as they raced down the frontstretch. The contact caused Beard to spin and then turn lightly over onto his side. The red flag was needed. He wasn’t harmed in the crash.

Bilodeau and Barney made up the front row for the restart. Barney quickly bolted by Bilodeau as they came down to the green flag assuming the lead. Bilodeau fell back through the field with Barney running away. At this point Poirier found the top lane.

“On that first restart I was like eighth and I felt like I was going nowhere,” stated Poirier. “I was racing Cory Sparks on the inside and the car was not working great. I was thinking under that yellow that I have to try something. I knew if I continued driving like that I would barely finish in the top ten. I got lucky on that restart that I was on the outside and I found something deep in turn one.”

Barney remained out in front at the halfway point as a new challenger emerged in the runner-up spot in Poirier. Poirier had worked his way forward from the 11th starting position to second with Barney now in his sites.

The race for the lead heated up on lap 15 as Poirier closed in on Barney with Poirier working the top in turns one and two allowing him to rapidly close in on Barney who was running the bottom of the speedway at both ends of the track.

It was lap 18 when Poirier made his move. Poirier went to outside of turns one and two with Barney still glued to the bottom opening the door for Poirier. Poirier blasted by around the top to take the lead as they exited the second turn.

“When I got to Jason (Barney) he was running in the inside,” commented Poirier. “My car was better on the outside, so I just floored it and I went for it. In turn one the more the laps were clicking the more the inside went away. I felt like I was gaining on him before that. I just needed the clean air.”

After taking the lead Poirier drove away from Barney as he continued to use that high groove to his advantage in turns one and two. Poirier drove away to a half-straightaway lead at the checkered flag for the $2,050 win.

Barney, of Brewerton, N.Y., came home in second again driving his Jimmy D’s powered X-1 Race Car. Barney thought he had the car to beat and he didn’t realize the top was so good in turns one and two.

“I think we should get sponsorship from Mr. Seconds,” joked Barney. “I think we’ve been second the last four or five races in a row. It is hard to swallow. Sometimes you’d rather run eighth or tenth then keep finishing second. We had a great race car. We made the right changes and brought the right race car here, but the driver left a little bit out there. When you get out front you feel so good you don’t want to change anything. You don’t want to give away the race changing something.”

Paul Kinney finished in the third position. The Canastota, N.Y., driver fell back a few spots early before rallying late to complete the podium in third continuing his strong showing at Canadian facilities.

“Third place is good,” stated Kinney. “We always do well when we come here. It is always a lot of fun to come up here. It was cool being in third with the whole podium thing with the champagne. Hopefully we can keep it going.”

Michael Parent, of Granby, Que., finished in the fourth position with Matt Tanner, of Stephentown, N.Y., finishing in the fifth spot at the checkered flag.

ESS/Granby Notes: A nice field of 20 sprints in the pits to share the night with the MIRA Foundation for the blind, a record crowd filled every seat in the house…Tim Beard and Billy Applebee were new ESS entries for 2014…Motor woes after hot laps saw both Alain Bergeron and Patrick Vigneault miss their heat events.

Le Groupe Ultra/Fondations 4 Saisons A-Main - Steve Poirier ($2,075), Jason Barney, Paul Kinney, Michael Parent, Matt Tanner, Tommy Wickham, Yan Bilodeau. Cory Sparks, Jeff Cook, Alain Bergeron, Dale Gosselin, Chris Donnelly, James Hanson, Patrick Vigneault, Etienne Girard, Tim Beard, Billy Applebee, Dave Axton, Paul Pekkonen, Will Hull.

Lap Leaders – Gosselin 1-3, Bilodeau 4-6, Barney 7-18, Poirier 19-25

Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat 1 - Barney, Tanner, Wickham, Hanson, Hull, Bergeron, Vigneault. Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat 2 - Kinney, Poirier, Gosselin, Sparks, Donnelly, Paul Pekkonen, Dave Axton Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat 3 - Parent, Girard, Bilodeau, Applebee, Beard, Cook

Bonuses: Westward Painting Company Halfway - Barney $100 Josh Jordan Remembering Kevin Ward Jr. - Hanson $100 Insinger Performance Hard Charger - Poirier (10 pos.) $50 Fondations 55 Pick 5 - Tanner $50 Lacaillade Masonry in Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Hanson $50 Go Nuclear Late Models Go Fast - Poirier $25 Bitner Automotive Blistering Fast Time - Barney $25

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, SUNY Canton, E&V Energy, Le Groupe Ultra, Hoosier Racing Tires, Insinger Performance, Fondations 4 Saisons, Cobra Coaches, Westward Painting Company, Fondations 55, Einstein Construction Group, Camara Slate, Car Mate Trailers, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Ohsweken Speedway, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

Michael Parent Returns to Lucas Oil ESS Victory Lane with win at Le RPM.

Tough Luck for Jeff Cook as he Spins Last Corner, Last Lap.

By MIKE MALLETT

ST. MARCEL, QC - Michael Parent has made only handful of Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints this season after suffering a severe injury near the conclusion of the 2013 racing season. Saturday night at the Le RPM Speedway the Granby, Que., driver lucked into his first win in over a year in the 25-lap Le Groupe Ultra Tour of Canada, Fondation 4 Saison series main-event.

Parent was the second Quebec native to grab a feature win in the weekend in his home province after Steve Poirier captured the prior night’s race at the Autodrome Granby.

“We’ve been really good, even at Granby last night, just missing the setup a little bit,” commented Parent. “I think I was a little bit rusty. Finding my groove now is a little bit tougher than it used to be when I did 40 races a year. We are pretty happy and it means a lot to me. It means I can still drive a race car.”

Parent started on the front row alongside Yan Bilodeau. The race went green then quickly red as Bilodeau flipped after contact with Cory Sparks. Bilodeau was done for the night with Sparks heading to the work area for repairs to his No. 7. He returned to the field at the rear.

Jeff Cook now moved alongside Parent on the front row of the feature. Parent got the jump on Cook at the second attempt at a green flag and led the field into turn one with Cook in pursuit. The pair exchanged slide-jobs in the opening laps with Parent settling in as the leader for the first few circuits.

On lap five Cook was able to get a good run off the bottom of the second corner allowing him to stay even down the backstretch with Parent. He went low into the third turn and slid up in front of Parent to take the lead away for the first time. From here Cook continued to set the pace as Parent battled with Paul Kinney and Matt Tanner.

Etienne Girard’s night ended on lap 10 as he was involved in a single car accident in turn four. Girard got to close to the outside wall catching it with the right rear Hoosier causing the car to get upside down. He was unhurt but could not continue.

Cook remained the leader at green before Parent pulled a slide-job of his own exiting turn four to lead lap 11. Cook then utilized the bottom of turns one and two to put his No. 10 back out in front to lead lap 12. That’s the way the top two continued.

“It was fun racing Jeff Cook like that,” said Parent. “He is a good friend and I always racing with him. I know I’m not going to bump him and he isn’t going to bump me so we can slide job each other. It is fun racing and we won’t touch each other. I respect him a lot.”

Lap 15 saw the third and final red flag of the event as Paul Kinney caught the outside retaining wall and flipped in turn four. His incident was much like that of Girard’s as he got too close to the wall and flipped after catching his rear tires. He walked away uninjured.

Action lined up with Cook and Parent sharing the front row yet again. As was the case the prior restarts it was Cook holding the race lead at the green flag. He opened the advantage slightly on Parent in the next few laps.

As the race neared conclusion Cook caught slower traffic with only two laps to go. He battled to the bottom of turns one and two while using the middle lane through turns three and four. On the final circuit, Cook got loose coming off the fourth turn after the air was taken off his wing causing him to spin and do a complete 360. As he spun Parent went by for the win.

“I hate to win a race like that but we’ll sure take it,” said Parent. “I was expecting to catch traffic before that. Jeff had a different line then me and I was hoping to catch them before that to see if I could take advantage. Jeff had to think twice about his move, I think he wanted to change his decision and he spun out. That was bad, I hate to see that, but we’ll take the win.”

Sparks rebounded from his first lap crash and missed a spinning Cook off the fourth turn to grab the second position at the checkered flag. The Edinburg, N.Y., driver was happy with the finish although he wished he didn’t have to go to the tail of the field and work his way up through.

“We came from last to get back up to second,” stated Sparks. “That is an awesome feeling. It is almost as good as a win right there. I just tried to keep my nose clean but at the same time go like hell. We made a good tire call cause I really had to abuse the car. I think having to work so hard to get up through I used it up and I was just hanging on at the end.”

Tanner ended up crossing the line in the third spot. His run came with some assistance from Kevin Ward Sr. Tanner was using a Rider Racing Engine powerplant supplied by the Ward family in his GF1 for the weekend.

“The motor is Kevin Ward’s,” said Tanner. “We had talked before his accident about borrowing one and after everything happened his dad still wanted us to run it. We went and got it this week and dropped it in. Last night it was really noticeable to my motor. It runs real well. Tonight we had to take some gear out of it cause it had so much power I couldn’t keep it hooked up. I can’t thank the Ward family enough for everything they’ve done for me. Hopefully we can get a win this week coming up for him.”

Cook ended up finishing in the fourth spot as he continued on after spinning. Steve Poirier battled his way forward from the ninth spot to finish fifth while earning the Fondations 4 Saisons Quebec series title.

Le Groupe Ultra/Fondations 4 Saisons A-Main - Michael Parent ($2,050), Cory Sparks, Matt Tanner, Jeff Cook, Steve Poirier, Dave Axton, Chris Donnelly, Paul Pekkonen, James Hanson, Dale Gosselin, Will Hull, Jason Barney, Paul Kinney, Etienne Girard, Billy Applebee, Yan Bilodeau.

DNS - Tim Beard

Lap Leaders – Parent 1-6, Cook 7-11, Parent 12, Cook 13-24, Parent 25

Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat 1 - Parent, Barney, Girard, Bilodeau, Applebee, Beard Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat 2 - Axton, Poirier, Cook, Tanner, Pekkonen, Hanson Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat 3 - Kinney, Sparks, Donnelly, Hull, Gosselin

Bonuses: Westward Painting Company Halfway - Cook $100 Insinger Performance Hard Charger - Tanner (7 pos.) $50 Fondations 55 Pick 5 - Poirier $50 Lacaillade Masonry In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Kinney $50 Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heats - Parent, Axton, Kinney $25 Go Nuclear Late Models Go Fast Award - Poirier (13.747) $25 Bitner Automotive Blistering Fast Time Award - Parent (12.752) $25

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, SUNY Canton, E&V Energy, Le Groupe Ultra, Hoosier Racing Tires, Insinger Performance, Fondations 4 Saisons, Cobra Coaches, Westward Painting Company, Fondations 55, Einstein Construction Group, Camara Slate, Car Mate Trailers, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Ohsweken Speedway, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

Marysville Raceway Park

By Bob Burbach

Paulson, Shelby, Hammett, Ford and Beardslee score.

Marysville, CA. Woodland’s Peter Paulson shed the wing and roared to the main event victory in the featured MRP Wingless Sprint Car division at Paul and Kathy Hawes Marysville Raceway Park Saturday night. Matt Beardslee got the honors in the Pro 4 Sprint finale as Yuba City’s Phillip Shelby fought his way to the front in the MRP Super Stock feature. Jimmy Ford of Yuba City and Eddie Hammett of Olivehurst padded their point leads with victories in the MRP Mini Stock and Hobby Stock classes respectively.

Paulson and last week’s feature event winner Marysville’s Josh Vieira were on the front row when the green flag waved in the MRP Wingless Sprint Car main event. Vieira took off and simply dominated the event, when with seven laps to go, officials noticed the left front tire was flat during an abbreviated yellow flag period. Paulson who had easily maintained second inherited the lead as Vieira peeled off to the pits to get new rubber.

Eighth starting Tim Sherman Jr. was at work during the early laps and rode the rim into fourth position when Vieira encountered his problem. It was the yellow flag Sherman needed to get close to the leaders.

The new green produced some of the best racing of the night as Paulson paced the field while Sherman dug deep, went to the top again and got to second. With two to go Sherman was all over Paulson, but Paulson held him off for the well-deserved victory.

Sherman stayed second with championship contender Brett Youngman coming home third.

Yuba City’s Phillip Shelby had a stirring duel with fellow championship contender Corey Hall in the MRP Super Stock closer. Marysville’s Rick Dozier was in the mix early before he hammered the front stretch wall midway in the event. Dozier kept going and hung on behind the lead duo, but was no longer a factor in the race for the lead.

Both former champions, Hall and Shelby were quite a show before Shelby got a foothold and distanced himself from the field. Hall stayed second at the checkers with Dozier third just ahead of Browns Valley’s James Castleberry.

The Pro 4 feature was wildly different! As the Pro 4 Sprint Car field came to the initial green Browns Valley’s Misty Castleberry’s car shed the left rear tire and wheel assembly. The wheel bounced some forty feet in the air as the catch-fencing caught it and threw in back onto the track.

Castleberry replaced the wheel and started last in the field on the restart. It only took the charging Castleberry but six laps to grab the lead with eventual winner Beardsley and rookie driver Craig Morrison in a titanic side by side struggle for second behind her. Castleberry retired with six laps to go with a mechanical issue and the race for second was now the race for the lead.

Beardsley edged Morrison at the checkers after the longest side by side duel of the night. It was easily the most entertaining Pro 4 event of the season.

Yuba City’s Jimmy Ford was the class of the field in MRP Mini Stock competition once again Saturday.

In a nearly identical replay of his performance in last week’s event, Ford motored away from the competition after early race challenges. Ford, who went into the event with the point lead, now has a wider cushion as the MRP Mini Stocks head into their final shows of the season.

Marysville’s Howard Law was second and title contender James Foster of Linda finished third as Yuba City’s Kyle Davey again had mechanical issues that hampered his efforts in the title chase.

The MRP Hobby Stock class had the largest number of entrants and a curious car designed for asphalt racing nearly stole the show.

Steve De Kyper of Lake County showed up with his sparkling blue asphalt racer. He won his heat race and then did battle with veteran local dirt track racers Jim Waller and Eddie Hammett for the lead in the main event.

Hammett prevailed with a slick outside maneuver that got him to victory lane again with De Kyper and Waller in tow. It was among the best Hobby Stock races of the year.

Next Saturday night MRP will offer Yuba City Scrap and Steel’s annual “Ice Cream Night” night at the raceway. Twin brothers Korey and Kevin Lovell will celebrate their birthday by driving the Yuba City Scrap and Steel sponsored winged sprint cars. The Winged 360 Sprint Cars will headline the show along with the rip-roaring antics of the MRP Wingless Sprint Cars, the MRP Super Stocks, MRP Hobby Stocks and Nor Cal dwarf cars.

Gates open at 5 with racing at 7.

Look for the latest updates at www.marysvilleracewaypark.com or at the Marysville Raceway Park Facebook page.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: JOHNSON, MISENER, SHANTZ, DINNING, JANSSENS, & DEBOER TAKE WINS ON GRAND RIVER POWERSPORTS KIDSRACE CANADIAN NATIONAL AUTISM FOUNDATION NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (August 22, 2014) – 136 drivers signed in to race on Grand River Powersports KidsRace Canadian National Autism Foundation Night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday night. Wayne Johnson, Rob Misener, Josh Shantz, Ryan Dinning, Jon Janssens, and Joe DeBoer visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT - FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA GRAND RIVER POWERSPORTS KIDSRACE CANADIAN NATIONAL AUTISM FOUNDATION NIGHT TOTAL ENTRIES - 136

----------------------------------------------------------- CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS (20 entries)

Wayne Johnson used talent a bit of luck to take his second Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car division feature win in 3 tries this season. Johnson moved up to the pole position in the feature lineup when Todd Hoddick was unable to start the race, and led all 20 laps on his way to the win. Current Sprints on Dirt series points leader Ryan Ruhl made his first trip to Ohsweken this year and pressured Johnson for much of the race before getting caught up in traffic. Johnson utilized the low groove to take the win by a margin of 2.291 seconds over Ruhl, while championship contenders Mitch Brown and Glenn Styres fought over the third spot, with Brown prevailing. August 15 feature winner Dain Naida rounded out the top 5.

A-FEATURE (20 laps) Position. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 77x Wayne Johnson (3) 2. 16 Ryan Ruhl (2) 3. 10 Mitch Brown (4) 4. 0 Glenn Styres (6) 5. 77 Dain Naida (7) 6. 14h Jim Huppunen (10) 7. 5 Keith Dempster (14) 8. 11 Jamie Turner (13) 9. 19 Cory Turner (17) 10. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (11) 11. 5c Conor Mahoney (19) 12. 3r Shane Ross (15) 13. 00 Dane Lorenc (8) 14. 10j Jeremy Hughes (9) 15. 10k Rob Dietrick (18) DNF. 94 Stan Zanchin (5) DNF. 71s Shawn Sliter (16) DNF. 5x Shane Butler (20) DNF. 5d Dave Dykstra (12) DNS. 49 Todd Hoddick (1) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders – Wayne Johnson (1-20)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 16 Ryan Ruhl (Angola, IN), 2. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 3. 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 4. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland), 5. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 6. 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown), DNS. 5x Shane Butler (St. Thomas). Time - 1:52.015

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 77x Wayne Johnson (Knoxville, IA), 2. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 3. 00 Dane Lorenc (Lancaster, NY), 4. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), 5. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre), 6. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre), DNF. 10k Rob Dietrick (Farmington, NY). No Time

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 77 Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 2. 94 Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie), 3. 10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington), 4. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams), 5. 3r Shane Ross (Thedford), 6. 71s Shawn Sliter (Port Colborne). Time - 1:58.669

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($150 – heat race passing points high score): 77 Dain Naida (Top 10 in heat race passing points redrew for A-Feature starting positions)

 

 

HAUDENSCHILD, MARKHAM, BALDWIN, & HENSEL CLINCH NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY CHAMPIONSHIPS WITH FEATURE WINS

Orrville, Ohio Saturday, August, 23, 2014 By Mike Swanger

At the start of the night, all five of the class’ championships were pretty much locked up by each points leader just needing to start the feature to lock up the crown and four of them went out and finished the season in victory lane on Lowe’s Kid’s night and driver’s autograph night at NAPA Wayne County Speedway. For the Fisher Performance Sprints, Millersburg’s Brad Haudenschild and Danny Mumaw would start on the front row but Mumaw’s bad luck season would strike again as he went nose over tail going into turn one on the start and end up on top of the guardrail ending his night. Jeremy Aumend would break going down the front stretch on the second attempt to get the race started. The green flag was able to wave for a little more than one lap as Nick Patterson’s #23 would come to a stop in turn two for another caution. As the race was able to get an extended green flag time, Haudenschild and his Kempthorn Automall, Fire & Ice Pub and Medi Taxi #38k would open up a good lead over Chris Myers but Myers would bring out the second red flag of the race on lap 15 when he rolled over in turn one. The last ten laps would go non stop as quick timer Haudenschild would drive to his sixth win of the season to claim his first track championship. Jason Dolick would take second as he battled off Beau Stewart for that position while Shawn Hubler grabbed fourth as Aaron Middaugh placed fifth. Heat winners were Kirk Jeffries, Chris Myers and Aaron Middaugh. Troy Kingan also flipped in the 1st heat.

Charlie Duncan would take control of the Lias Tire Late Model feature from the pole position as Shane McLoughlin and Ashland’s Ryan Markham would go back and forth for second for the first five laps when Markham took second for good. Duncan would build up a big lead but Markham and his H &T Demolition, Accu Shock and Fultz Fabriacation #5m started to reel in the fast qualifier at the halfway mark and with five to go, edged past Duncan. As both drivers went into turn four on the next circuit, both cars got extremely sideways, both almost coming to a stop before getting straightened out with Markham recovering the quickest for the lead as Duncan’s machine would slow in turn two right after that to bring out the caution. All during that time, McLoughlin and JR Gentry were wheeling and dealing for third. The restart after Duncan’s caution gave McLoughlin one last shot at Markham, who held on for his sixth win of the season and collect his fifth WCS crown. Gentry’s last lap run at McLoughlin for second came up short. Rick Bond was fourth as Eric Wilson, who was driving a crate motor powered car finished fifth. McLoughlin and Markham topped the heat races.

Numerous cautions in the early laps of the Thrifty Muffler Super Stock main kept the field bunched up as Brandon Gardner and Nick Smith were the early front runners and as the field got weeded out by the cautions, that would allow quick timer and 16th starting Larry Baldwin to move up through the field and take the lead from Gardner on lap six and then drive away from the pack to park the Randolph based, Park Ford, Midas Muffler and Baldwin Motorsports #7up in victory lane for the 8th time this season and earn his first track championship. Bob Daugherty finished second as Tyler Thompson, Butch Butcher and Darrick Hubbard Jr. filled out the top five. Winning the heat races were Thompson, Daugherty and Smith.

Greg Thompson set the pace for the opening four laps of the WQKT Mini Stock feature with pole sitter Dustin Daugherty in second but 8th starting Brad Hensel of Wooster and his Sportsman’s Bar and DJ Directional Services #28 moved past Daugherty for second on lap four and then powered past Thompson on the next lap for the lead and then held Thompson off for the rest of the race to collect his 8th checkered flag of the year and securing his first track WCS championship. Daugherty finished third with Steve Crowe out racing Kevin Markey for 4th. Daugherty and Thompson notched heat race wins.

Robbie Ledger was the only points leading driver not winning a feature on Season Championship night as a four race winning streak in the middle of the season built up enough of a point lead and his 6th place finish on Saturday night was good enough to claim the NAPA Mini Wedge title. Billy Dawson would lead the first two laps but Granger Township’s Matthew Moore would squeeze into the lead and then hold off Dawson’s last lap charge. For Moore and his Mar’s Trucking and Apache Auto Salvage #98, it was his 4th win in a row. Cody Stillion ran third as Tanner McLoughlin and JR Curry rounded out the top five. Claiming the heat wins were Dawson and Moore. Frank Oriti of Mar’s Trucking gave all the Wedge drivers tool kits at the end of the race. The Wedge drivers will receive the season championship awards during the Dirt Blowout on Saturday, September 20th.

With the Season Championship completed, the drivers were all competing for over $100,000 of Contingency Connection Awards during the season.

The next action at NAPA Wayne County Speedway will come on Sunday, August 31st with the UNOH All Star Sprints for the third time this season. Lee Jacobs and Sheldon Haudenschild have won the first two All Star features this year. The Sweeney Rush Late Models Series powered by crate motors will make their first ever visit and the Lias Tire Late Models and the Thrifty Muffler Super Stocks will also be in action. Check out the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com for more info.

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS Saturday, August 23, 2014

FISHER PERFORMANCE SPRINTS Fast Qualifier Brad Haudenschild 15.212 Saldana Racing Products Heat 1 Kirk Jeffries, Brad Haudenschild, Danny Mumaw, Shawn Minor, Jordan Harble, Troy Kingan, Chris Plascak (dns) Saldana Racing Products Heat 2 Chris Myers, Jason Dolick, Nick Patterson#23, Jeremy Aumend, Shawn Hubler, Nick Patterson#33, Chris Pochiro Fisher Performance Heat 3 Aaron Middaugh, Beau Stewart, Jamie Myers, Bob Lime, Russ Sansosti, Bill Ault Feature Brad Haudenschild, Jason Dolick, Beau Stewart, Shawn Hubler, Aaron Middaugh, Russ Sansosti, Troy Kingan, Bob Lime, Shawn Minor, Bill Ault, Jamie Myers, Kirk Jeffries, Nick Patterson#33, Chris Pochiro, Nick Patterson#23, Jeremy Aumend, Danny Mumaw, Chris Plascak (dns), Jordan Harble (dns)

LIAS TIRE LATE MODELS Fast Qualifier Charlie Duncan 17.005 Summit Racing Equipment Heat 1 Shane McLoughlin, Charlie Duncan, JR Gentry, Blaine Aber, Brandon Gardner, Eric Wilson Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2 Ryan Markham, Rick Bond, Larry Bellman, Justin Patterson, Jason Skelly, Don Conley Feature Ryan Markham, Shane McLoughlin, JR Gentry, Rick Bond, Eric Wilson, Larry Bellman, Blaine Aber, Charlie Duncan, Jason Skelly, Don Conley, Brandon Gardner, Justin Patterson

 

 

GRUNDY COUNTY SPEEDWAY STARS NATIONAL MIDGETS – “D’ARCY GMC PAVEMENT NATIONALS PRESENTED BY BELL HELMETS” AUGUST 23, 2014

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Kyle Hamilton, 33, Hamilton-14.315; 2. Kyle O’Gara, 99, Guess-14.521; 3. Ryan Probst, 99p, Probst-14.566; 4. Nick Hamilton, 32, Hamilton-14.613; 5. Tyler Baran, 11, BBOYZ-14.627; 6. Travis Young, 11y, Young-14.641; 7. Austin Prock, 41, Prock-14.680; 8. David Gough, 9, Fox-14.712; 9. Tyler Trainor, 25, Trainor-14.752; 10. Jim Anderson, 36, Guess-14.753; 11. Billy Hulbert, 88, Hulbert-14.786; 12. Rich Corson, 15, Corson-15.280; 13. Erica Ensor, 16, Ensor-15.582; 14. Terry Ahern, 6T6, Ahern-16.035; 15. Mike Wallace, 10a, MWR-16.043; 16. Nick Baran, 87, BBOYZ-18.408; 17. Patrick Bruns, 10b, MWR-NT

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. K. Hamilton, 2. Prock, 3. Hulbert, 4. Probst, 5. Trainor, 6. Ensor, 7. Wallace, 8. T. Baran. 2:08.13

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. N. Baran, 2. Gough, 3. N. Hamilton, 4. Anderson, 5. O’Gara, 6. Young, 7. Ahern, 8. Corson. 2:01.41

FEATURE: (50 laps) 1. Kyle Hamilton, 2. Austin Prock, 3. Kyle O’Gara, 4. Nick Hamilton, 5. Tyler Baran, 6. Nick Baran, 7. Jim Anderson, 8. Billy Hulbert, 9. Tyler Trainor, 10. Travis Young, 11. David Gough, 12. Patrick Bruns, 13. Terry Ahern, 14. Ryan Probst, 15. Rich Corson, 16. Mike Wallace, 17. Erica Ensor

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-17 Gough, Laps 18-50 K. Hamilton

 

 

Atomic Speedway

Freedom 40 to Randy Hannagan

Pinkerton AMRA Marksman

Highland Happy, Martin Masterful

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO- Thirty-seven of the nation's fastest sprint cars made history Saturday night (August 23, 2014) when the Renegade Sprints made their inaugural start at the Atomic Speedway for the 16th Annual Freedom 40. Also making history was Randy "The Hurricane" Hannagan, originally from San Jose, California, who pocketed the $5,000 winner’s paycheck. Hannagan inherited the lead from dominating leader Cole Duncan with two laps to go to win the 2014 version of the Freedom 40 event. Dave Fireball Pinkerton won the shortened AMRA Octane Advanced Services Modified feature; a race that ended with violent flip by Kenny Johnson.

Despite the high humidity, a large crowd turned out to salute the stars of open wheel racing. Not only did the Renegade Series deliver with a host of talent, they also created a fan-friendly atmosphere that allowed fans to connect with the drivers. Multiple opportunities were given for fans to get up-close and personal with the drivers. Ten of the series cars and drivers set up a meet-and-greet at the front gate to welcome race fans and sign autographs.

Support features were won by Harley Martin in the Sport Mods, Larry Highland in the Street Stocks and Tim Howard in the Enduro.

Heavy rains over Thursday and Friday put the race in doubt, but the Atomic crew worked hard to prep the track in adverse conditions. The extra moisture left the track super fast for the races as moisture worked out of the track surface for excellent traction, albeit a few choppy soft spots.

Like a Greek epic, Saturday's racing unfolded with classic drama. For some it was heartbreak; for others it was heaven. For Shane Helms and the Renegade Series it was a huge success. Excitement filled the air all evening long.

The first-ever Renegade Sprint feature event saw Caleb Armstrong and Cole Duncan pace the field to starter Frank Lemaster's green flag.

New Castle, Indiana driver Armstrong took the early lead with a good start over outside pole sitter Cole Duncan. Surviving a caution on lap two for Caleb Helms, and a red on the restart on a flip by Aaron Higgins, Armstrong continued to lead. Armstrong was smooth and fast through the turns with great forward bite off the high side. The young driver led through lap five when he jumped the cushion and spun over the back-chute.

That spin was followed by a flip by Brian Sabetto who jumped the cushion on the restart following Armstrong's misfortune. Both flip victims, Sabetto and Higgins were ok, but unable to continue.

With Armstrong restarting on tail, Cole Duncan 'blasted off' in what looked like a dominating drive to victory. Duncan sliced and diced through traffic, turning lap times reflective of qualifying times . Duncan lapped all the way up to sixth place by lap 25 and was working on sixth place Chad Kemenah. Great racing took place throughout the pack among some of the biggest names in racing. Duncan's effort, however, was delightful to watch.

Young Lady driver Taylor Ferns held a top five most of the race. The young feminine phenom remained poised and fast, holding down a strong third behind Andrew Palker who now had anchored a solid second. Randy Hannagan chased down Ferns by lap 26. Ferns made contact with another car and went headlong into the wall then rode the circumference through turn four before bringing her mount down on all fours on lap 34.

By this time Duncan was 3/4 lap ahead of his nearest competition. On the restart Duncan again was on a rail and raced some 12 car lengths ahead of the pack. Both Hannagan and Brandon Wimmer blitzed by Palker on the restart, leaving Palker and Danny Smith to battle it out for fifth.

According to the transponders, Hannagan had the second fastest car on the track. Caleb Helms who had gone a lap down early, actually was turning times faster than the leader Duncan in an effort to dig himself out of a hole. By races' end Helms had charged back into a top ten.

Duncan continued to drive as if chased by a pack of hungry wolves. Coming around to take the white flag, Duncan's mount slid high above the cushion, caught the turn four concrete and flipped violently into the catch fence. Duncan emerged unscathed but his newly built #49 was badly damaged.

Hannagan inherited the lead and raced on to the very first Renegade Sprint win. Much to the delight of the fans Hannagan did a wing stand after exiting his mount in victory lane.

Rounding out the top ten were Randy Hannagan, Brandon Wimmer, Chad Kemenah, Danny Smith, Andrew Palker, Caleb Helms, Dean Jacobs, Mike Terry, Jr., Jesse McCreary, and Mark Imler. Imler came from deep in the pack, while McCreary held his own in the top ten all evening long.

"I'll tell you what," said a winded Hannagan. "I gotta thank Brad (McCown) and this entire Renegade series. This series is gonna be a great deal."

"It's really a shame that my car owner Ed Neumeister is not here to see it, but he's probably listening now on the internet. I'd like to thank my crew, Charlie Fisher Engines, and everyone who made it possible to get me here. I was hungry for a win, but I think some guys behind me were just as hungry. (laughing) Ed will probably fix his hauler with the winnings."

"This car was a rocket tonight. We made some wholesale changes and some changes during the open red. It was Cole's race to lose and unfortunately he did. I hated to see that, but Cole is out there racing and knows there are 23 other guys out there behind him. We all race as hard as we can."

"We got ourselves behind in qualifying when the wing fell apart," said second place Brandon Wimmer. "But I can't complain with getting a second here tonight. We fought that qualifying time, but had a good run."

"I'd like to thank the fans for sticking this deal out," noted third place Chad Kemenah. "Continue to support this series. It is going to be a good deal."

"We had some things happen tonight, but the bottom line is you can't beat the weather and you gotta deal with it. We appreciate Brad for putting on this show and appreciate the fans for being here."

Kemenah raced from 9th to third, Terry from 17th to 8th, Jacobs from 19th to 7th, and Imler from 21st to tenth.

Brandon Wimmer was the hard charger in a great run from 18th to second place.

Heat winners were Dean Jacobs, Mark Imler, Wes McGlumphy, and Brandon Wimmer. Caleb Armstrong won the dash, and Jimmy Nier won the B-main. Jimmy Stinson, two-time Atomic Champion flipped in the dash, doing extensive damage to the Jamie Miller #6. Ryan Myers took a nasty end-for-end flip on the last lap of the B-main and actually transferred while flipping across the line. His mount, however, was unable to continue, thus his position and Stinson's allowed six cars instead of four cars to transfer from the B to the A-main.

Greg Wilson was absent from the sprint event in the hospital with gallstones. Ed Neumeister (Hannagan's owner) was on the sprint line-up, however, Neumeister's rig broke down and he was unable to make repairs.

In the AMRA Octane/Advanced Services modifieds Dave Fireball Pinkerton took the lead on the first lap, then dueled with Kenny Johnson the entire race. On Lap 15 Johnson's mount went over the cushion then barrel rolled five times hard into the end of the catch fence, tearing down the end anchoring pole and bending another. It took some time to get Johnson extracted, but luckily he emerged ok. The rest of the pack agreed to call the race with Pinkerton scoring the win.

"The car was great and there was a lot of bite in the track," said Dave Pinkerton. "I knew I had to get the jump on Kenny at the start and that is what made the difference."

Mike Long was the modified hard charger in a 10th to 4th run.

Rounding out the top ten were Dave Pinkerton, Rick Venham, Jr., Brian Whiteman, Mike Long, Brian Moore, Kenny Johnson, Matt Holcomb, Seth Daniels, Rick Shutts, and Donnie Miller.

In the Racer's Edge Street Stock feature Dean Boyd went across the line first, but did not make weight at the scales, handing the win to Larry Highland. Highland had some bad luck early in the year and badly damaged his car at midseason, only to come back stronger than before. Highland held off charges of Justin Poling to secure the win with Adam Jones. "I finally turned my luck around. Finally! It's good to get the win here," said Highland. "I'm ready now for the rest of the season!"

Highland was also the hard charger of the event.

Rounding out the line-up were Larry Highland, Justin Poling, Adam Jones, Dave Landman, Tommy Mossbarger, Jamey Adams, Brian McQuay, and Dean Boyd.

In the C & M Racing Equipment Sport Mods Harley Martin claimed win number six with a great last lap pass over Jason Cottrill. "I didn't have any power steering whatsoever," said Harley Martin. "I just stuck it in high, took the high road and prayed to God it would stick. I'm glad to get out of my dry spell."

The hard charger was Jason Cottrill in an 8th to 2nd run.

Rounding out the top ten were Harley Martin, Jason Cottrill, Billy Bowles, Rick Neace, Mike Brust, Jeff Gillman, John Cuckler, Ed Richendollar, Brennan Bobst, and Harold Meadows.

The Vintage American Race Cars or VARC put on a racing exhibition with Mike Mason taking the heat and John Lawhorn winning the feature in 1860's cageless sprint car.

$1,707 was raised for the Kevin Ward, Jr. family.

Tim Howard won the Enduro over Jip Howard.

For more information please call 740-703-9749 or 740-663-4141 or visit the Atomic Speedway website at <<< www.atomicspeedway.net >>> Atomic is located 12 miles South of Chillicothe, Ohio off SR 23, two miles out Blain Highway between Chillicothe, Ohio and Waverly, Ohio at Alma.

Racing resumes Saturday, September 6 at Atomic.

THE SUMMARY: August 23, 2014

FREEEDOM 40 ATOMIC SPEEDWAY

RENEGADE SPRINTS (37)

PINE TREE TOWING AND RECOVERY 410 Sprints

Fast Time- Cole Duncan 11:722

Heat One-Dean Jacobs,Jesse McCreary, Travis Philo, Cole Duncan, Caleb Armstrong, Ryan Myers, Adam Strausser, Josh Davis, Mark Coleman, Brandy Bower

Heat Two-Wes McGlumphy, Jimmy Stinson, Todd Kane, Chad Kemenah, Caleb Helms, Nate Reeser, Bryan Nuckles, Jeff Conrad, Ronnie Blair

Heat Three-Mark Imler, Nathan Skaggs, Danny Smith, Andrew Palker, Mike Terry, Jr., Aaron Higgins, Cody Gardner, Dean Kester

Heat Four-Brandon Wimmer, Randy Hannigan, Eddie Slone, Taylor Ferns, Brian Sabetto, Kevin Roberts, Randy Fink, Jimmy Nier, Ryan Broughton

Dash: Caleb Armstrong, Cole Duncan, Andrew Palker, Caleb Helms, Taylor Ferns, Jimmy Stinson

B-Main: Jimmy Nier, Aaron Higgins, Ronnie Blair, Adam Strausser, Ryan Myers, Nate Reeser, Josh Davis, Cody Gardner, Jeff Conrad, Brandy Bower, Brian Nuckles, Kevin Roberts, Randy Fink, Dean Kester, Mark Coleman, Kory Crabtree, Ryan Broughton.

Feature: Randy Hannagan, Brandon Wimmer, Chad Kemenah, Danny Smith, Andrew Palker, Caleb Helms, Dean Jacobs, Mike Terry, Jr., Jesse McCreary, Mark Imler, Ronnie Blair, Josh Davis, Eddie Slone, Cole Duncan, Caleb Armstrong, Taylor Ferns, Jimmy Nier, Todd Kane, Wes McGlumphy,Brian Sabetto,Nathan Skaggs, Travis Philo, Adam Strausser, Aaron Higgins

Caution: Lap 2 Helms

Red: Lap 2 Flip Aaron Higgins

Caution: Lap 5 Caleb Armstrong

Red: Lap 5 Flip Brian Sabetto

Caution: Lap 34 Taylor Ferns

Red: Lap 38 Flip Cole Duncan

ADVANCE SERVICES H & C AMRA MODIFIEDS (13)

Fast Time: Kenny Johnson 15:334

Heat One-Kenny Johnson, Rick Venham, Jr., Donnie Miller, Joe Hamon, Matt Holcomb, Jake Vickers, Seth Daniels

Heat Two-Dave Fireball Pinkerton, Steve Clemmons, Brian Whiteman, Brian Moore, Mike Long, Rick Shutts, George Neely

Feature: Dave Pinkerton, Rick Venham, Jr., Brian Whiteman, Mike Long, Brian Moore, Kenny Johnson, Matt Holcomb, Seth Daniels, Rick Shutts, Donnie Miller, Steve Clemmons, George Neely, Jake Vickers, Joe Hamon

C & M Racing Equipment Sport Mods (15)

Heat One-Brennan Bobst, Mike Brust, Billy Bowles, Steve Noble, Jeff Gillman, John Cuckler, Bryan Filkins, George Neely

Heat Two-Bob Crace, Jr., Harley Martin, Ricky Neace, Jason Cottrill, Harold Meadows, Ed Richendollar

Feature: Harley Martin, Jason Cottrill, Billy Bowles, Rick Neace, Mike Brust, Jeff Gillman, John Cuckler, Ed Richendollar, Brennan Bobst, Harold Meadows, Steve Noble, John Remy, Bob Crace, Jr., Bryan Filkins

Racer's Edge Supplements Street Stocks (8)

Heat One- Justin Poling, Adam Jones, Larry Highland, Dave Landman, Tommy Mossbarger, Jamie Adams, Bryan McQuay, Dean Boyd

Feature: Larry Highland, Justin Poling, Adam Jones, Dave Landman, Tommy Mossbarger, Jamey Adams, Brian McQuay, Dean Boyd

VARC Vintage Feature:

Heat: Mike Mason, Johnny Lawhorn, Bob Shelhorn

Feature: Johnny Lawhorn, Mike Mason, (Finishing in no particular order...Terry Wells, Del Leach, Mike Swain, Scott Swain, Bob Shelhorn, Jim McDermott, Tom Howard, Doug Oliver, Gene Steele)

Enduro: Tim Howard, Jip Howard, Craig Edwards, Robert Binder, Scott Clark, Bubba Hopkins, Bob Stoneburner, JD Broughton, Matt Farler, and Steven Smith.

 

 

Morgan Masters Springfield

Springfield, MO(August 23, 2014)-Leading all twenty five laps, Chris Morgan took home his first career win with the WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps. Morgan shot into the lead from his first starting spot only to see the yellow come out for Tim Kent and Cody Crabtree, who had both spun in between turns one and two. Kent would continue from the back of the pack while Crabtree would see his evening end with front end damage. On the second start, Morgan again took command as he was followed by Mitchell Moore and Casey Wills. Before the third lap could be completed, a yellow would come out for Zach Chappell and T.J. Muths, who spun in turn three. Once green, Morgan again took command with Moore, Wills, and Wyatt Burks following. Burks started moving forward as he got by Wills on lap five and a lap later, he worked his way by Moore for second. By lap ten, Burks had made his way to within a car length or two of Morgan, but he could not find his way around his fellow Topeka, KS driver. As the laps started to wind down and with Morgan and Burks running the bottom side of the raceway, Moore and sixteenth-starting Chris Parkinson started making a charge using the high side in turns three and four and running a groove higher in turns one and two.. Lap by lap, they got closer and closer to the leaders and when the white flag was thrown, Moore was right on the tail tank of Burks for second. The duo made a run down the backstretch, but Morgan was too strong and picked up the win in his Bob Goans-owned Midwest Specialty Flooring/Wagner Excavating/Akin Trucking MRP Chassis with Engine Connection power under the hood. Burks just held off Moore for second in his Industrial Maintenance Inc/ Kansas Powertrain Maxim with Trondson power. Moore made it a Sunflower State sweep of the podium in his Kelly Potter-owned XXX with Moore power under the hood. Parkinson continued his season long run of top-four finishes by running fourth in his 54th Street Grill and Bar/Ozark Barge and Dock Service DRC with Parkinson power under the hood. Due to the misfortune of point leader Chad Goff having motor problems, Parkinson also left Springfield as the new WAR point leader. Wills edged Josh Stephens at the flagstand for fifth. Kent came back from his earlier spin to run seventh and Chappell did the same to finish eighth. Ricky Lee Stangl and Pete Palazzolo rounded out the top ten. The WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps will next be in action on Sunday August 31st at the Central Missouri Speedway in Warrensburg, MO.

Time Trials-1. 11W-Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS-12.586, 2. 9-Chad Goff, Spring Hill, KS-13.022, 3. 38-Cody Baker, Lone Jack, MO-13.162, 4. 88-Chad Tye, Independence, MO-13.377, 5. 12-John Helm, Kearney, MO-13.412, 6. 31-Casey Wills, Sperry, OK-13.470, 7. 51-Mitchell Moore, Edgerton, KS-13.500, 8. 24X-Ricky Lee Stangl, Lee's Summit, MO-13.512, 9. 81A-Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS-13.547, 10. 09-Josh Stephens, Buckner, MO-13.596, 11. 70-Pete Palazzolo, Pacific, MO-13.603, 12. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO-13.617, 13. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO-13.685, 14. 11-Dylan Kadous, Topeka, KS-13.688, 15. 27-Bob Thoman, Higginsville, MO-13.695, 16. 77-Zach Chappell, Talala, OK-13.837, 17. 9X-Casey Baker, Lone Jack, MO-13.843, 18. 94T-Tim Kent, Bristow, OK-13.896, 19. 24-Kevin Risley, Collinsville, OK-14.008, 20. 65M-T.J. Muths, Sedalia, MO-14.556, 21. 8X-Scott Comstock, Tipton, MO-14.621, 22. 29C-Cody Crabtree, Jefferson City, MO-15.334, 23. Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS-No Time

1st Heat-8 laps 1. 24-Risley (2) 2. 88-Tye (7) 3. 51-Moore (6) 4. 11W-Burks (8) 5. 77-Chappell (3) 6. 09-Stephens (5) 7. 65-Parkinson (4) 8. 29C-Crabtree (1)

2nd Heat-8 laps 1. 65M-Muths (1) 2. 11-Kadous (3) 3. 70-Palazzolo (4) 4. 42-Johnson (7) 5. 24X-Stangl (5) 6. 9X-Baker (2) 7. 12-Helm (6)-DNF DNS: 9-Goff

3rd Heat-8 laps 1. 94T-Kent (2) 2. 27-Thoman (3) 3. 31-Wills (6) 4. 81A-Morgan (5) 5. 8-Wingate (4) 6. 8X-Comstock (1) 7. 38-Baker (7)-DNF

A-Main-25 laps 1.81A-Morgan (1) 2. 11W-Burks (5) 3. 51-Moore (2) 4. 65-Parkinson (16) 5. 31-Wills (3) 6. 09-Stephens (13) 7. 94T-Kent (11) 8. 77-Chappell (17) 9. 24X-Stangl (7) 10. 70-Palazzolo (6) 11. 88-Tye (4) 12. 11-Kadous (8) 13. 24-Risley (12) 14. 12-Helm (9) 15. 27-Thoman (10) 16. 8-Wingate (14)-DNF 17. 8X-Comstock (20)-DNF 18. 65M-Muths (15)-DNF 19. 9X-Cody Baker (18)-DNF 20. 42-Johnson (19)-DNF 21. 29C-Crabtree (21)-DNF DNS: 9-Goff, Casey Baker

 

 

Hannagan Claims Inaugural Renegade Sprints Feature During Wild Freedom 40

Inside Line Promotions - CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (Aug. 23, 2014) - Randy Hannagan capitalized on a late opportunity to become the inaugural Renegade Sprints feature winner on Saturday at Atomic Speedway.

Hannagan, who started the 40-lap feature on the inside of the sixth row, took over the top spot when leader Cole Duncan got upside down with two laps remaining. Hannagan then held off 18th-starter Brandon Wimmer during a green-white-checkered finish to garner the $5,000-to-win victory at the Freedom 40.

"I would like to thank (Atomic Speedway Owner and Promoter) Brad (McCown) and the Renegade Series," Hannagan said. "It's a new beginning and what a great way to start."

Hannagan methodically maneuvered toward the front once the green flag was waved, but it was Duncan who set a torrid pace.

After polesitter Caleb Armstrong led the opening lap before exiting the track a few laps later with a mechanical issue, Duncan was on cruise control out front. He led almost every lap before catching a rut exiting turn four with only a couple of laps remaining. Duncan was credited with a 14th -place result following the flip.

Armstrong and Duncan weren't the only front runners to sustain issues on the fast track. Taylor Ferns, who battled for a spot on the podium for the most of the race, got into the wall with approximately six laps remaining. There were also a couple of other cars who flipped during the action-packed feature.

"The track was very fast," Renegade Sprints President Shane Helms said. "Brad did all he could, but after a couple of days of rain in the area it was all we could do to get the race in. Everything wasn't perfect and we're going to get better. There's going to be some growing pains, but all in all it was a great race. There were a lot of battles throughout the field and a lot of passing."

Seven drivers passed at least nine cars in the feature, including Hannagan and Wimmer, who earned the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

Chad Kemenah advanced from ninth to third place with Danny Smith placing fourth and Andrew Palker rounding out the top five.

Caleb Helms rebounded after sliding off the track and going a lap down to post a sixth-place finish. Dean Jacobs rallied from 19th to seventh. Mike Terry Jr. maneuvered from 17th to eighth, Jesse McCreary ended ninth and Mark Imler powered from 21st to finish 10th.

Duncan set quick time in qualifying with Jacobs, Wes McGlumphy, Imler and Wimmer each picking up a heat race win. Jim Nier scored the B Main victory and Armstrong won the dash.

Jimmy Stinson was unable to start the feature after flipping during the dash.

The night kicked off when a handful of drivers took their sprint cars to the entrance of the facility and greeted fans who arrived at Atomic Speedway. Drivers also participated in a helmet pass during the event, which raised more than $1,700 that will be donated to the family of Kevin Ward Jr.

"Hats off to Shane and his crew for getting this together," Jacobs said.

Greg Wilson, who was the first driver to sign a letter of intent to race with the Renegade Sprints, missed the event after battling a medical condition throughout the week. Thoughts and prayers from series officials are extended to him.

The Renegade Sprints will return to Atomic Speedway on Oct. 24-25 for the $15,000-to-win Open Wheel Championships.

ATOMIC SPEEDWAY RESULTS (Aug. 23, 2014) -

Time Trials : 1, 49-Cole Duncan. 2, 6-Jimmy Stinson. 3, 57x-Andrew Palker. 4, 55f-Taylor Ferns. 5, 7c-Caleb Armstrong. 6, 40-Caleb Helms. 7, 4-Danny Smith. 8, 97-Bryan Sebetto. 9, 5t-Travis Philo. 10, 63-Chad Kemenah. 11, a97-Aaron Higgins. 12, 11n-Randy Hannagan. 13, 9j-Jesse McCreary. 14, 99-Todd Kane. 15, 2-Nathan Skaggs. 16, 00-Jim Nier. 17, 56r-Ryan Myers. 18, 35r-Ronnie Blair. 19, 85-Mike Terry Jr. 20, 24h-Brandon Wimmer. 21, 9-Dean Jacobs. 22, 35-Wes McGlumphy. 23, 40i-Mark Imler. 24, 4x-Eddie Slone. 25, 5-Adam Stausser. 26, 83x-Nate Resser. 27, 6g-Cody Gardner. 28, 41-Randy Fink. 29, 37-Mark Coleman. 30, 26-Jeff Conrad. 31, 60-Cory Crabtree. 32, 22r-Kevin Roberts. 33, a79-Josh Davis. 34, 59n-Bryan Nuckles. 35, 3fx-Dean Kestler. 36, 22b-Ryan Broughton. 37, 06-Brandy Bower.

Heat 1 (10 laps/Top 5 to feature) : 1, 9-Dean Jacobs (1). 2, 9j-Jesse McCreary (3). 3, 5t-Travis Philo (4). 4, 49-Cole Duncan (6). 5, 7c-Caleb Armstrong (5). 6, 56r-Ryan Myers (2). 7, 5-Adam Stausser (7). 8, a79-Josh Davis (9). 9, 37-Mark Coleman (8). 10, 06-Brandy Bower (10).

Heat 2 (10 laps/Top 5 to feature): 1, 35-Wes McGlumphy (1). 2, 6-Jimmy Stinson (6). 3, 99-Todd Kane (3). 4, 63-Chad Kemenah (4). 5, 40-Caleb Helms (5). 6, 83x-Nate Resser (7). 7, 59-Bryan Nuckles (9). 8, 26-Jeff Conrad (8). 9, 35r-Ronnie Blair (2).

Heat 3 (10 laps/Top 5 to feature): 1, 40i-Mark Imler (1). 2, 2-Nathan Skaggs (3). 3, 4-Danny Smith (5). 4, 57x-Andrew Palker (6). 5, 85-Mike Terry Jr. (2). 6, a97-Aaron Higgins (4). 7, 6g-Cody Gardner (7). 8, 3fx-Dean Kestler (9). 9, 60-Cory Crabtree (DNS).

Heat 4 (10 laps/Top 5 to feature): 1, 24h-Brandon Wimmer (2). 2, 11n-Randy Hannagan (4). 3, 4x-Eddie Slone (1). 4, 55f-Taylor Ferns (6). 5, 97-Bryan Sebetto (5). 6, 22r-Kevin Roberts (8). 7, 41-Randy Fink (7). 8, 00-Jim Nier (3). 9, Ryan Broughton (DNS).

B Main (Transfer drivers): 1, 00-Jim Nier (2). 2, a97-Aaron Higgins (1). 3, 35r-Ronnie Blair (4). 4, 5-Adam Stausser (5). 5, a79-Josh Davis (12).

Dash (6 laps): 1, 7c-Caleb Armstrong (1). 2, 49-Cole Duncan (2). 3, 57x-Andrew Palker (3). 4, Caleb Helms (4). 5, 55f-Taylor Ferns (6). 6, Jimmy Stinson (5).

A Main (40 laps): 1, 11n-Randy Hannagan (11). 2, 24h-Brandon Wimmer (18). 3, 63-Chad Kemenah (9). 4, 4-Danny Smith (6). 5, 57x-Andrew Palker (3). 6, 40-Caleb Helms (4). 7, 9-Dean Jacobs (19). 8, 85-Mike Terry Jr. (17). 9, 9j-Jesse McCreary (12). 10, 40i-Mark Imler (21). 11, 35r-Ronnie Blair (16). 12, a79-Josh Davis (24). 13, 4x-Eddie Slone (22). 14, 49-Cole Duncan (2). 15, 7c-Caleb Armstrong (1). 16, 55f-Taylor Ferns (5). 17, 00-Jim Nier (15). 18, 99-Todd Kane (13). 19, 35-Wes McGlumphy (20). 20, 97-Bryan Sebetto (7). 21, 2-Nathan Skaggs (14). 22, 5t-Travis Philo (8). 23, 5-Adam Strausser (23). 24, a97-Aaron Higgins (10).

NEXT EVENT -

Oct. 24-25 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, for the Open Wheel Championships

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Renegade410Sprints.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RenegadeSprints

E-mail: RenegadeSprints@yahoo.com

RENEGADE SPRINTS -

The Renegade Sprints is a new 410ci sprint car series with approximately 50 races throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Michigan. The series anticipates building a points fund for eligible drivers and for every race to pay at least $5,000 to win.

 

 

East Bay Raceway

GIBSONTON — At East Bay Raceway on Saturday night, feature winners on the 1/3-mile clay oval were Forrest Gough winning the Limited Late Models, Sheldon Kinser, Jr for the Florida Mini Sprints, Billy Boyd, Jr. for the East Bay Sprints, Buck Woodhouse picked up both Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Street Stock features and George Handy winning the Motorstats.com 4 Cylinder Bombers.

In the 20-lap feature event for the Limited Late Models, it was $1,000 going to Forrest Gough winning race #1 in the 2 races between East Bay Raceway Park and Bubba Raceway Park. Race #2 will be held at BRP next Saturday night also paying $1,000 to win. Forrest lead the entire event with Tim Powers making a hard charge at the end finishing second with Dalton Myers third. Scotty Williams, Waylon Haynes and Gough won their heats.

In the 12-lap Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Street Stock Make-up feature it was Buck Woodhouse taking over the lead on lap three and not looking back. Terry Jones had a great run finishing second with David Barwick, II finishing third.

In the 15-lap Florida Mini Sprint feature it was Sheldon Kinser, Jr. picking up his second feature win of the season with Robby Hoffman challenging Kinser, Jr. lap after lap through lapped traffic. Hoffman finished second with Gavin Thomas third.

In the East Bay Sprint 20-lap feature Annual Bob Long Memorial, Guy Bos looked to pick up the win as he led the race holding off Billy Boyd, Jr. But on lap nineteen Bos slid up in turn three giving Boyd, Jr. the opportunity to take the lead. Boyd, Jr. won his second Bob Long Memorial with Guy Bos finishing second and Kerry Gilbert third.

In the second Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Street Stock feature it was Buck Woodhouse coming from the twelfth starting spot to make it back to back feature wins for the night. Trent Wilson finished second with Tommy Hill third.

In the 15-lap Motorstats.com 4 Cylinder Bomber feature it was George Handy taking over the lead on lap seven picking up his fourth feature win of the season. Finishing second was Patrick Fiore, Sr. and third going to James Paes.

Action continues next Saturday August 30th with the Late Models returning. Also racing will be the Gagel’s Open Wheel Modifieds, the V8 Warriors and the Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Street Stocks. For information, visit eastbayracewaypark.com or call 813-677-7223.

EAST BAY RACEWAY Saturday's results

Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Street Stocks Make-up (12-lap feature) 1 55 Buck Woodhouse 2. J18 Terry Jones 3. 89 David Barwick, II 4. 31 William Burnside 5. 96 Larry Chumney, II

Limited Late Models (20-lap feature) 1. 21 Forrest Gough 2. 64 Tim Powers 3. 54 Dalton Myers 4. 71 Richard Livernois, Jr. 5. 45 John Bradley

East Bay Sprints Bob Long Memorial (20-lap feature) 1. 9 Billy Boyd, Jr. 2. 3XK Guy Bos 3. 55 Kerry Gilbert 4. 38 Tony Agin 5. 21A Rebecca George

Florida Mini Sprints (15-lap feature) 1. 2jr Sheldon Kinser, Jr. 2. 12 Robby Hoffman 3. 29 Gavin Thomas 4. 30 John Crowder 5. 23 Rae Lynn Moss

 

 

Martinez Returns to Victory Lane at Skagit Speedway

8/23/14

Alger, WA – Barry Martinez returned to victory lane at Skagit Speedway on Saturday night in the 410 sprint division. Joining Martinez in victory lane were Eddie Blood in the street stock division and Brandon Berg in the Outlaw Tuners.

Martinez, now making his home in Mt Vernon, has been racing sporadically over the past two seasons while focusing on his sprint car parts business, Speedmart. Driving a car supported by Darcy Valliant and Speedmart, Martinez made the most of his pole position starting spot by leading every lap of the A Main and enjoying the fruits of victory for the first time since 2012. The win took a while to come to fruition and was almost not to be – it took five tries before the race officially got going, with nearly every driver in the field involved on an opening lap dust up in some form or fashion. On the fifth try, Martinez found clean air to his liking, streaking away from Jesse Whitney as the laps ticked by. Whitney made up huge ground on Martinez as he entered traffic, but a lap 19 red for Kevin Smith and Trey Starks would give Barry clean air once again after a restart. He nearly didn’t make it to the restart however, as a radiator hose had come loose and emptied the radiator of all its water. The Martinez crew scrambled during the open red and refilled the radiator, allowing Martinez to have a fully functional cooling system and plenty of power as he drove away for the win over the last six laps. Austen Wheatley completed a charge back up the field from 11th to take second from Whitney on the lap 19 restart but advanced no further from there. Whitney settled for third. Wheatley was the quick qualifier on the night. Whitney and Martinez were the heat winners.

A crazy finish in the Street Stock division saw Eddie Blood take top honors in the division on the night. Blood and Tom Hecker spent the bulk of the race dueling for second while also challenging race leader Tim Phillips over the bulk of the contest. On lap 18, things got crazy – Hecker over shot the entrance to turn three, t-boning Blood and causing caution on the track. On the restart, Phillips appeared to over shoot the entrance to turn three and despite having some track space between him and the field, began losing serious ground as he had flattened his right front tire on the tall cushion. Blood worked his way back to second and passed the rapidly slowing Phillips on lap 24 to grab the victory, followed by Hecker and Doug Brewster who scored a career best third. Blood and Hecker were the heat race winners.

Brandon Berg harnessed a rocket ship on Saturday night to score the win in the Outlaw Tuners. Berg raced up the field from sixth on the high groove, then adjusted his line to the bottom to get around Tyler Ketchum on lap nine to take the lead and eventual win by a comfortable amount. Matt Powers, the winner from two weeks ago, started at the back of the field and ran up to second. Ketchum was third. Becky Boudreau and Freddie Vela won the heats.

Post race, Skagit Speedway officials, fire and safety crew and track announcer Kaleb Hart took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Video of the challenge can be viewed at www.facebook.com/skagitspeedway.

410 Sprints Fast Time – Austen Wheatley 11.278 Heat 1 – Jesse Whitney, Matt Jensen, Austen Wheatley, Jason Solwold, Kevin Smith, Brock Lemley Heat 2 – Barry Martinez, Trey Starks, Tayler Malsam, Steve Vague, Mike Bollinger, Jayme Barnes Main – Barry Martinez, Austen Wheatley, Jesse Whitney, Jason Solwold, Michael Bollinger, Trey Starks, Kevin Smith, Jayme Barnes, Matt Jensen, Tayler Malsam, Steve Vague, Brock Lemley Lap Leaders – Martinez 1-25

Street Stocks Heat 1 – Eddie Blood, Brian Cottrell, Kelly Fugate, Nick Brammer, Mike Knox Jr Heat 2 – Tom Hecker, Tim Phillips, Mike Clingen, Doug Brewster Main – Eddie Blood, Tom Hecker, Doug Brewster, Tim Phillips, Nick Brammer, Brian Cottrell, Mike Clinger, Kelly Fugate Lap Leaders – Phillips 1-23 Blood 24-25

Outlaw Tuners Heat 1 – Becky Boudreau, Tom Warner, Clint Meins, Jon Gunderson, Jon Edwards, Jason Newman, Dalton Taylor Heat 2 – Freddie Vela, Brandon Berg, Brian Michelson, Tyler Ketchum, Howard Vos, Adam Nelson, Jason Butenschoen, Michael Verner, Dave Boudreau Main – Brandon Berg, Matt Powers, Tyler Ketchum, Freddie Vela, Clint Meins, Brian Michelson, Dave Boudreau, Jason Butenschoen, Tom Warner, Becky Boudreau, Jon Edwards, Jason Newman, Michael Verner, Adam Nelson Lap Leaders – Ketchum 1-8 Berg 9-17

 

 

Spectacular Championship Battles Highlight Final Points Race of 2014
By: Elijah Jones

Chico, CA (August 23rd, 2014)........On a night where everything is on the line. The last points race of the year, everyone is going to go all out, and do everything they can to win. Multiple Champions were crowned as the 2014 Tri-Counties Bank Points Championship Series drew to an end at the Silver Dollar Speedway. Points Race #15 sponsored by Cherry St. Mini Storage and Chico Volkswagen, also dubbed the 2nd Annual Tyler Wolf Memorial did not disappoint.
The Ltd. Late Model Championship was decided the second that Ryan McDaniel took the Green Flag in the Main Event. McDaniel had clinched his second straight Ltd. Late Model Championship. That however, did not stop the Main Event from being a thrilling battle between two of the best Ltd. Late Model drivers at the speedway. Duane Cleveland led every lap of the race, but it was not as easy as it sounds. He was hounded each and every lap by newly crowned Champion Ryan McDaniel. Ryan tried everything he could to get around Cleveland. On the final lap Ryan drove as hard as he could down the back straightaway and made a divebomb move into turns three and four. He bounced off of Cleveland, but it was not enough, as McDaniel would spin and Cleveland would continue on to pick up the exciting victory, his second in a row in the division. McDaniel would recover to still finish second. Cort Dozier made his season debut at Silver Dollar and drove to a stellar third place finish. Jeff Olschowka and Matt Micheli would round out the top five finishers. Cort Dozier and David Newquist each picked up heat race wins.
The Street Stock Main event started off with Chico Volkswagen driver Kevin Lesch jumping out front. Lesch had a really strong car and was expected to compete for the win until something happened with the car and he dove into the pit area on lap 5 out of the lead and would not return. That turned the lead over to Points Leader, Chris Warner. Warner would not look back as he would lead the rest of the laps to pick up the race win and clinch his first career Silver Dollar Speedway Championship. Mitch Machado, who won this race last year tried to win it for a second time but came up just one spot short finishing in the second position. Phil Marino was the only driver with a shot to catch Warner for the Championship, but Marino struggled all race with fuel cap issues that caused fuel to leak on the track. Somehow Phil would still hang on to finish in the third slot. Gary Newman and Mike Slightom would round out the top five finishers. Phil Marino and Mitch Machado were victorious in Heat Race competition.
The Dirt Modified Points Battle was the closest Points Battle we had in all five divisions. Duane Cleveland came into the nights event with a two point lead over Randy McDaniel and only a three point lead over Ryan McDaniel. The three of them would do absolute battle in the main event trying to decided the Winner and the Champion. In the end it would be Ryan McDaniel crossing the finish line first. Winning his first Pepsi Night Trophy in 14 years of trying. Duane Cleveland though finished in the second position, thus clinching his second straight Dirt Modified Championship and his third overall. Kyle Wilson had a great run tonight and finished in the third position. He and his brother Alex both made a few appearances this year at Silver Dollar and we hope to see them back to contend for a Championship next season. Randy McDaniel and Leif Berglund would round out the top five finishers. There was a scary moment during heat race competition as Troy Morris Jr. jumped the cushion in turn one and flipped violently. It was a very scary incident but Morris was able to climb from the wrecked race car uninjured but unable to continue on. Heat Race victories were claimed by Dustin Massey and Ryan McDaniel.
The Perma-Zyme Wingless Sprint car Championship battle came down to two drivers. Tim Sherman Jr. and Don Emery. Sherman had led the points all season long but Emery closed the gap in the last two races. Going in to the Main Event only two points separated the two drivers. Emery started the main event inside the top five while Sherman had to start nearly dead last as he had engine problems during heat race action. Sherman Jr. would charge through the field quickly though and stuck right with Emery, knowing if he finished one spot behind him that he would be crowned Champion. In the end it was Terry Schank Jr. absolutely crushing the field picking up his 26th career win at Silver Dollar Speedway. Tony Richards ran a strong Main Event and finished second. While your Championship contenders finished third and fourth. With Don Emery third and Sherman Jr. fourth. Thus Crowning Tim Sherman Jr. the 2014 Perma-Zyme Wingless Sprint Car Track Champion by just one point over Emery. Chris Webber showed a lot of speed and finished in the fifth position. Scary moment on lap two as something happened to the #01 car of Nick Larson in turn four sending his car head on at full speed into the turn four barrier. Thankfully though Andy Forsberg had recently suggested the speedway officials put foam barriers in front of the concrete wall there. Larson's car hit the last of those foam barriers and it did it's job. Nick was able to climb from the wreckage and walk away under his own power. Heat Race victories were claimed by Terry Schank Jr. and Angelique Bell.
A total of 72 race cars competed in the final Points Race of the year at Silver Dollar Speedway. Each and every race was action packed and showed that the racetrack still has a lot to offer for each division. The track improved a lot throughout the year. A big part of that improvement has been the addition of Lowell Moural Sr. to the track. Lowell spends countless hours on the track trying to get it just right for each and every division. Dennis Gage deserves a lot of credit as well as he pours his heart and soul into the Silver Dollar Speedway. Last but certainly not least, thank you to the loyal fans of the Speedway. Your support week in and week out is what keeps this place alive. We thank you and we hope you enjoyed the 2014 Points season at the Silver Dollar Speedway.

 

 

Reed gets first win of season...Griffith claims Attica 410 championship

Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

Contact: Brian Liskai – liskai2x@roadrunner.com

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Byron Reed has been racing quite awhile now. But even a veteran can start doubting himself when he goes through a drought. Reed, a six time Attica Raceway Park champion, came into the Kistler Racing Products Presents the Mark Keegan Classic Championship Night winless in 2014.

That all changed Saturday as the Monclova, Ohio driver led all 30 laps to score his 30th career Attica win. Ironically, Reed is second on the track’s all-time win list to…Keegan.

“Probably part of the reason I’ve struggled so much this year…qualifying the first half of the year and bad pill draws. Everyone is so close it’s sometimes hard to get buy guys who are in clean air. Mid-season there I was pretty frustrated. We started the year off with some of the same stuff we did last year and it just wasn’t working. We had to change some stuff and we’ve been pretty good the last month and we finally have a win to show for it,” said Reed beside his Crown Battery/Kistler Engines/ProShocks backed #5.

“I have to thank my crew for staying with me and working hard. And my wife has to come to every race now because she drew the number two for the feature. My sons drew that one that got me in the back of the heat. So she has to draw now,” added Reed.

And, Castalia, Ohio’s Caleb Griffith, a former Attica 305 sprint champion, would come home second and would claim his first ever track championship in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 sprints. Griffith is only the 9th 410 sprint champion in the track’s 27 year history.

“Obviously I’m happy we won the track championship but it’s not the way I wanted to do it with Chris (Andrews) sitting in the infield and Craig (Mintz) getting hurt early in the year. But, the last five times we’ve been to the race track from the time we drop the trailer door to the time we roll out to the heat race it’s been a complete struggle. This is fantastic for the guys. Byron was a little bit better than us on the short run…we needed lapped traffic. That’s Byron’s first win this year…that shows you how competitive this deal is,” said Griffith beside his Al Davis Carpet/McDonald’s/Crown Battery/JLH General Contractor/Shelluke’s Bar/Fremont Fence/Griff’s Engines backed machine.

Wayne, Ohio’s Jeff Babcock and Mike Bores would battle throughout the 25 laps of the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model feature with Babcock taking control on lap 18. The Wayne Hurricane would drive to his 6th feature win of the year at Attica to wrap up the track championship. It was his 10th career victory at Attica. All he had to do was take the green in the feature to wrap up the track title.

“Mikey Bores has come a long way racing. Man he was giving me all kinds of fits there…I just couldn’t get him. Finally we got going good enough to get by,” said Babcock beside his Holcomb Racing/Best Performance Motorsports/Craig Miller Trucking/Bulk Material Lift.com/Professional Drywall backed #1.

“I’ve never really been one to race for championships and I found out why tonight. Even when I went out for the feature I had butterflies in my belly for some reason. I know why I don’t race for championships because I’m no good at them. It’s hard to describe the feeling that comes with a championship…it’s pretty neat,” added Babcock.

Fremont’s Bobby Clark would drive under Steve Rando for the lead on lap 13 of the Foster Auto Body 305 Sprint feature and would pull away for his second win of the season. The victory is the 15th of his career at Attica and ties him with D.J. Foos – ironically the son of Clark’s crew chief – for 6th on the division’s all-time win list.

“We were mediocre with my car and they had this car out for a couple of runs (with Bobby’s nephew driving) and it looked kind of promising. So we decided we wanted to try it…I think we’re going to keep it,” said Clark beside his Fremont Fence/Little Bar on the Prairie/B&L Plumbing/Kear’s Speed Shop/Big D’s Pizza/Kistler Engines/Nagy Equipment Sales/CRF Concrete/Willey’s Towing backed machine.

Clark started the feature with his wing pulled way back on the car. While most were rim-riding around turns three and four, Clark was able to drive the middle and bottom of the track in a 25-lap non-stop feature event.

“Dave (Foos, crew chief) always has a good read on the track. He pays attention and that’s what he decided to do with the wing and I’m glad he did. As long as I kept it low and smooth I had good drive off. I might have another year or two in me yet,” added Clark.

Castalia, Ohio’s Jordan Ryan, just 16 years of age, would drive from 13th to an eighth place finish to wrap up his first ever Attica track championship.

“I hustled just to get a top four in the heat to make the feature. In the feature we started deep and I was just trying to stay calm and stay away from other cars. We’re planning on going 410 racing next year but we’ll see what happens. It’s been a real consistent season and that’s the key,” said Jordan who has had 11 top five finishes in 2014 at Attica.

“I have to thank my crew, my dad, my mom and everyone that helps me out including Village Pizza House, Big D’s Lawn Care, Frost Frog, Walton’s Cutting Crew, Griff’s Engines, J&J Automotive…without those guys I couldn’t do it,” added Ryan.

To say Shawn Valenti has had a dream season is a big understatement. The Risingsun, Ohio driver scored his 5th win of the season in the Fremont Fence Dirt Trucks at Attica, leading all 15 laps for his 9th career victory. The win ties Valenti with Brian Arnold for fourth on the track’s all-time win list. He also has 10 truck wins at Fremont in 2014 and picked up a pair of wins in stock car action at Limaland.

“It’s just been one heck of a year. And I had a lot of fun running around in a late model too (he drove Babcock’s back-up at Attica). I have to thank all the guys behind this team. Jason Jimison has stuck with us all year…Jeff Babcock puts me in this fast thing and my wife for giving me the time and opportunity to do this,” said Valenti beside his Craig Miller Trucking/Best Performance Motorsports/Conrad Transportation/Dave Story Equipment Repair/Day Dream and Memories Crafts and Antiques/KS Sales and Service/JP Enterprises backed truck.

Brian Lay and Reed would bring the field to green for the 410 sprint feature with Reed gaining the advantage over Lay, Christopher Bell, Griffith, Cap Henry, Gary Taylor and Brian Smith. Griffith would drive into third on lap three.

Reed would drive into heavy lapped traffic by the 7th circuit as Griffith picked up second. Griffith began closing on Reed as they worked through traffic with Bell, Lay, Henry, Taylor, Craig Mintz and Rob Chaney in pursuit.

The first caution would fly on lap 17 when Bell spun off of turns three and four while running third. On the restart and with a clear track Reed pulled away slightly from Griffith, Henry, Mintz, Lay, Taylor and Chaney.

All eyes were on Chris Andrews who had started 12th and needed a solid top eight finish to secure the track championship. He was up to 9th by lap 18.

The more laps under green that were run, Griffith was able to close on Reed. With seven laps remaining the running order was Reed, Griffith, Mintz, Henry, Lay, Taylor, Chaney and Andrews. However, Andrews would make contact with one of the infield tractor tire barriers on lap 27, bringing out the caution and ending his championship run.

The three lap shoot-out saw Reed drive to victory with Griffith just a car length back. Mintz, Chaney and Henry would round out the top five.

In the 25-lap late model feature, Cody Scott and Mike Bores brought the field to green with Bores jumping into the lead over Scott, Rocky Owens, Matt Irey and Babcock. Babcock would shoot into second on lap three just before the caution flew for a Matt Irey spin. On the restart Bores and Babcock began their race-long battle with Owens, Scott, Ryan Missler, John Bores and Justin Chance in tow.

Bores and Babcock ran side-by side over the next several laps before the caution would fly for one of the infield tires being tossed onto the track on lap 12. When the green reappeared so did the battle between Bores and Babcock with Owens, Missler, Scott, John Bores and Irey in tow.

The caution would fly on lap 15 for a Michael Stiltner spin with the running order Bores, Babcock, Owens, Missler, Scott, John Bores and Irey. Again when the green flew so did the side by side racing between Mike Bores and Babcock.

Babcock was finally able to slip under Bores and drive up in front to take the lead on lap 18. Once in the lead, Babcock was able to pull away slightly over Mike Bores, Owens, Missler, John Bores, Irey and Scott.

But, Steve Sabo would spin with three laps to go, giving Bores one last shot at Babcock. When the green flew Bores tried to drive under Babcock but the Wayne Hurricane held on and drove to the win over Mike Bores, Owens, Irey and Missler.

Steve Rando and Tyler Gunn brought the field to green for the 305 sprint feature with Rando bolting into the lead over Ricky Peterson, Gunn, Clark, Trey Jacobs, Nate Dussel, Paul Weaver and Dustin Dinan. Clark would take third on lap three and immediately pressured Peterson.

Rando couldn’t shake the rest of the field as Clark finally took second on lap 11 and closed quickly on the leader with Peterson, Gunn, Dussel, Dinan, Weaver, Jacobs and John Ivy in tow. Clark would drive under Rando for the lead on lap 13 as the leaders prepared to encounter heavy lapped traffic.

Clark sliced his way through traffic while Rando now had his hands full with Peterson with Dussel, Dinan, Weaver, Gunn, Ivy, Jacobs and Ryan in pursuit. With five laps to go Clark had three lapped cars separating him from Rando as Dussel drove into third.

Clark would cruise to the win over Rando, Dussel, Dinan and Weaver.

John Ivy and Keith Sorg paced the field to the green for the dirt truck feature that would see only one caution flag during the 15-lap distance. Valenti would storm from his fourth place starting position into the lead at the drop of the green with Sorg, Kent Brewer, Ivy, Brad Keckler, Dana Fry and Matt Foos giving chase.

Brewer would take second on lap two and closed on Valenti with Sorg, Ivy and Keckler locked in a tremendous battle for third. At the half-way point, Valenti and Brewer were battling side by side for the lead with Sorg, Ivy and Foos not in a war for third. Ivy would take the third spot on lap 11 but Foos and Sorg made it a three wide battle the next lap.

Valenti was able to pull away the last three laps for the win over Brewer, Foos, Ivy and Sorg.

Attica Raceway Park wraps up the 2014 season with a big double-header weekend Friday and Saturday, Aug. 29 and 30. On Friday Detroit Chocolat Presents the Lucas Oil Late Model Series gunning for $10,000 to win with the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions also in competition for $3,000 to win. On Saturday the UNOH All Stars battle for $5,000 to win on Baumann Auto Group Night with the late models going for $1,500 to win and the 305 sprints and dirt trucks also in action.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com

Attica Raceway Park - 8/23/2014

Kistler Racing Products Night

O'Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints (23 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 53C-Christopher Bell[4] ; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[8] ; 3. 2+-Brian Smith[1] ; 4. 45L-Brian Lay[7] ; 5. 17-Scott Euler[3] ; 6. 73-Joe Armbruster[2] ; 7. 14H-Todd Heller[6]

Heat 2 - Summit Racing Equipment (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 9X-Rob Chaney[2] ; 2. 53-Cap Henry[1] ; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[4] ; 4. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[3] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[5] ; 6. 60-Jody Keegan[7] ; 7. 83M-Broc Martin[8] ; 8. 11X-Brandon Martin[6]

Heat 3 - Ultra Shield Race Products (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. O9-Craig Mintz[2] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 3. 14-Chad Wilson[1] ; 4. 1ST-Gary Taylor[7] ; 5. 3T-Tony Beaber[6] ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn[3] ; 7. 8-Kevin Shelbo[5]

A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. 5R-Byron Reed[2]; 2. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[5]; 3. O9-Craig Mintz[11]; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney[10]; 5. 53-Cap Henry[4]; 6. 45L-Brian Lay[1]; 7. 1ST-Gary Taylor[7]; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker[9]; 9. 53C-Christopher Bell[3]; 10. 2+-Brian Smith[6]; 11. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[14]; 12. 11X-Brandon Martin[20]; 13. 83M-Broc Martin[18]; 14. 14-Chad Wilson[8]; 15. 73-Joe Armbruster[16]; 16. 60-Jody Keegan[17]; 17. 8-Kevin Shelbo[21]; 18. 16-Chris Andrews[12]; 19. 17-Scott Euler[13]; 20. 3T-Tony Beaber[15]; 21. 14H-Todd Heller[19]

Hard Charger: O9-Craig Mintz[+8]

Summit Racing Equipment Late Models (17 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (8 Laps - Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 36-Matt Irey[3] ; 2. 1B-Jeff Babcock[5] ; 3. 29-Rocky Owens[8] ; 4. 50Y-Ryan Missler[4] ; 5. O3-Jim Gingery[6] ; 6. 34-Michael Stiltner[2] ; 7. 16-Steve Sabo[7] ; 8. 69-John Mayes Jr.[1] ; 9. 76-Skip McKinney[9]

Heat 2 - Summit Racing Equipment (8 Laps - Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 15B-Mike Bores[4] ; 2. O1-Justin Chance[2] ; 3. 48-John Bores[3] ; 4. 92-Cody Scott[7] ; 5. 9C-Troy Cattarene[8] ; 6. 1V-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 7. 69R-Doug Baird[1] ; 8. 12-Ky Harper[6]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 1B-Jeff Babcock[8]; 2. 15B-Mike Bores[2]; 3. 29-Rocky Owens[3]; 4. 36-Matt Irey[6]; 5. 50Y-Ryan Missler[7]; 6. 92-Cody Scott[1]; 7. O3-Jim Gingery[9]; 8. O1-Justin Chance[4]; 9. 69-John Mayes Jr.[15]; 10. 34-Michael Stiltner[11]; 11. 16-Steve Sabo[13]; 12. 48-John Bores[5]; 13. 69R-Doug Baird[14]; 14. 12-Ky Harper[16]; 15. 9C-Troy Cattarene[10]; 16. 1V-Shawn Valenti[12]; 17. 76-Skip McKinney[17]

Hard Charger: 1B-Jeff Babcock[+7]

Foster Auto Body 305 Sprints (31 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 6-Dustin Dinan[4] ; 2. 18-Bobby Clark[3] ; 3. 48-Mike Burkin[1] ; 4. 5R-Jordan Ryan[7] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[5] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[2] ; 7. 4T-Jim Taddeo[6] ; 8. 49-Cody Runion[8]

Heat 2 - Summit Racing Equipment (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 1-Nate Dussel[2] ; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3] ; 4. 32-Dan Hennig[6] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[5] ; 6. 12J-Tyler Moore[7] ; 7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[4] ; 8. 39C-Scott Riley[8]

Heat 3 - Ultra Shield Race Products (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 11G-Luke Griffith[4] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[5] ; 3. 2-Ricky Peterson[7] ; 4. 8M-T.J Michael[6] ; 5. 22D-Dan Hammond[1] ; 6. O3-Jim Cushing[2] ; 7. 2L-Landon Lalonde[8] ; 8. 29P-Mark Pinksi[3]

Heat 4 - Bell Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 19R-Steve Rando[7] ; 2. 8I-John Ivy[4] ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 4. O2-Kevin Lee[1] ; 5. 10-Josh Harrison[6] ; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron[5] ; 7. 13-Jeremy Duposki[3]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 3. 10-Josh Harrison[4] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[8] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 6. 4T-Jim Taddeo[9] ; 7. 12J-Tyler Moore[6] ; 8. 13-Jeremy Duposki[12] ; 9. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[10] ; 10. 2L-Landon Lalonde[11] ; 11. 29P-Mark Pinksi[15] ; 12. 49-Cody Runion[13] ; 13. 22D-Dan Hammond[3] ; 14. O3-Jim Cushing[7]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 18-Bobby Clark[6]; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[1]; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[5]; 4. 6-Dustin Dinan[9]; 5. 1W-Paul Weaver[8]; 6. 2-Ricky Peterson[4]; 7. 8I-John Ivy[11]; 8. 5R-Jordan Ryan[13]; 9. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3]; 10. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2]; 11. 25-Jason Keckler[7]; 12. 8M-T.J Michael[15]; 13. 48-Mike Burkin[10]; 14. 12-Kyle Capodice[18]; 15. 11G-Luke Griffith[12]; 16. 10-Josh Harrison[19]; 17. 36-Seth Schneider[17]; 18. 32-Dan Hennig[14]; 19. 22M-Dan McCarron[20]; 20. O2-Kevin Lee[16]

Hard Charger: 18-Bobby Clark[+5]

Fremont Fence Co. Dirt Trucks (18 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (8 Laps - Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[6] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[3] ; 3. 2-Matt Foos[7] ; 4. 7-Dana Frey[2] ; 5. O-Andy Keegan[4] ; 6. 69-Jeff Warnick[8] ; 7. O1-Art Ball[1] ; 8. 22-Brandon Leighton[5] ; 9. 14-Steve Pocock[9]

Heat 2 - Summit Racing Equipment (8 Laps - Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. OO-John Ivy[2] ; 2. 3X-Brad Keckler[4] ; 3. 4S-Keith Sorg[3] ; 4. D1-Dustin Keegan[8] ; 5. 33-Brian Arnold[7] ; 6. 13-Cody Benyak[6] ; 7. 22J-Josh Kiser[9] ; 8. 33C-Kyle Cline[1] ; 9. 37-Eric Devanna[5]

A-Main - (15 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[4]; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[6]; 3. 2-Matt Foos[7]; 4. OO-John Ivy[1]; 5. 4S-Keith Sorg[2]; 6. 7-Dana Frey[3]; 7. 33C-Kyle Cline[16]; 8. 33-Brian Arnold[10]; 9. 3X-Brad Keckler[8]; 10. O1-Art Ball[13]; 11. D1-Dustin Keegan[5]; 12. 13-Cody Benyak[12]; 13. O-Andy Keegan[9]; 14. 69-Jeff Warnick[11]; 15. 22-Brandon Leighton[15]; 16. 22J-Josh Kiser[14]

Hard Charger: 33C-Kyle Cline[+9]

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

 

 

Blaney Tops All Stars for First Mercer Win

Mercer, PA (August 23, 2014): Dale Blaney threw the monkey off his back. He won his first career Sprint Car race at Mercer Raceway Park, and it came against the All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series. The win came on the first night of the 25th Annual Western Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship presented by Bonnell's Rod Shop. To get it, the nation's winningest Sprint Car driver had to fight off the challenges of Jac Haudenschild.

C.J. Jones won his second straight race, and fourth of the season, in the Outlaw Sprint Warriors presented by Bonnell's Rod Shop. After missing several events, J.R. McGinley returned to the Park and earned his second feature win of the season in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. The silver bullet, Randy Wyant, prevailed in the finale for the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars, operating under the Open Stock rules.

"My brother won his first ever Sprint Car race over here, and dad won quite a few, so I was hoping that I was going to get one sooner or later," Blaney said. Continuing, Blaney noted "dad won a lot of races her and he ran every Saturday for a long, long time. It took me a long time to learn something, I guess." Perhaps the final instruction came this night. Blaney explained "Jac [Haudenschild] showed me the best way in three and four, he shoved it around me, and I got to run a little bit harder after that."

Dale Blaney blasted out to the lead at the drop of the green, with polesitter Rod George nipping at his heels. Before George could mount a counterattack, a caution was displayed for Dennis Wagner and Francis Sesco, who go together at the top of turn one. On the restart, Haudenschild made a big move, sweeping past George for the second spot. George was then under pressure from Lee Jacobs. Brandon Spithaler and Brandon Matus were lurking close behind.

Haudenschild rode the rim to close in on the All Stars points leader and four-time champion. As the leaders closed in on some lapped cars, Haudenschild got his nose out ahead of Blaney when they crossed for lap ten. George continued in third, with Lee Jacobs close behind.

When the leaders came down the front stretch for the halfway mark, it was Blaney who had the lead by a nose. Soon thereafter, the second and last caution slowed the event. Scott Priester spun off the top of turn three.

On the restart, Blaney surged ahead of Haudenschild. Lee Jacobs rolled the outside in turns one and two to grab third away from George. He pulled Danny Holtgraver along with him, and soon the two popular drivers were fighting for position. Brandon Matus, Brandon Spithaler and Tim Shaffer were locked in a battle within the top ten.

Blaney's car liked the clean air, and he was able to maintain a comfortable advantage over the Wild Child all the way to the finish. Jacobs was a distant third. Holtgraver did work his way past George for the fourth position. Shaffer crossed in sixth, ahead of Brandon Spithaler, Sheldon Haudenschild, Brandon Matus, and Adam Kekich.

The three heats were won by Priester, Brandon Spithaler, and Brandon Matus. There was no B Main. George scored the dash victory. The evening's fastest qualifier was Blaney, turning a lap of 13.771.

Joe McEwen grabbed the early lead with his Pace Performance GM 602 powered Outlaw Sprint Warrior. The former Bonnell's Rod Shop divisional champion led Andy Feil, Mike Marano, II, and C.J. Jones in the early going.

A caution just five laps into the race wiped out McEwen's lead. However, he was able to maintain control when racing resumed. Jones was the primary beneficiary of the restart, as he was able to move into the second spot soon thereafter.

At the halfway mark, Jones was closing in on McEwen. Feil continued in third, but teenager Tyler Denochick was pressing for that position in just his first start at the Park. George Hobaugh held fifth, ahead of Marano, Mike Miller, Ken Rossey, Greg Dobrosky, and Jim Morris.

Jones dove into the third turn on lap 12 to snatch the lead from McEwen. Meanwhile, Feil and Denochick were fighting hard for position.

As the leaders crossed for lap 15, Denochick and Feil got together in the third turn. Surprisingly, they were able to keep their cars moving. The lapped machine of Harold Braden, Jr. was not so fortunate. He came to a rest, causing the second and final stoppage of the race.

Jones led McEwen in the final uneventful five laps of the contest. Feil maintained third over Denochick, Marano was some distance back in fifth. Hobaugh, Miller, Morris, Rossey, and Dobrosky completed the top ten.

Denochick, Miller and Morris won their preliminaries. There was no B Main.

In the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, Rich Whitney set the pace for the first two laps, but all eyes were on veteran Tommy Kristyak, who went deep into the marbles in turn one to snag the lead as they raced through the turn. Kristyak opened a slight advantage, but a caution on lap seven for the disabled car of Frank Guidace, who had been running well inside the top five.

On the restart, McGinley worked into second and he was challenging for the lead. He soon overtook Kristyak. Jimmy Holden then took up the challenge for second, with Kyle Fink lurking close behind.

Despite two cautions, McGinley continued to lead, with Kristyak, Holden and Fink in a furious battle for second. Holden retired from the fray while the field was under caution, leaving Kristyak and Fink to do battle. Fink did assume second on a restart, but he only held the position for only lap.

A final caution set up a three lap dash for the cash. Kristyak used the inside line to take second away from Fink. Shawn Fleeger advanced to fourth, and Matt Reeher to fifth, in the final circuits. Next to cross was Makayla Guidace. Shane Izzo was the final car running atthe conclusion of the contest. Jimmy Holden was awarded eighth on the basis of laps completed. Rich Whitney and Kyle Martel were scored ninth and tenth on the same basis.

Frank Guidace and Fink were the tops in the qualifiers.

Randy Wyant took the lead from Shawn Lindemuth on the second lap and he did not look back. He sped away from the field. Meanwhile, Curt Bish worked his way to second, with Gary Miller and Brent Johnson fighting for positions with a fading Lindemuth.

Wyant swept under the checkers first. Bish trailed by a full straightaway. Miller, Johnson, and Pat Fielding rounded out the top five. Lindemuth held on for sixth. William Hurrelbrink was seventh. Bob McCann, Bob Schwartzmiller, and Rob Shook were the next finishers.

The preliminaries went to Bish and Fielding. There was no B Main.

All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars: Dale Blaney, Jac Haudenschild, Lee Jacobs, Danny Holtgraver, Rod George, Tim Shaffer, Brandon Spithaler, Sheldon Haudenschild, Brandon Matus, Adam Kekich, Andy McKisson, Carl Bowser, Ralph Spithaler, Scott Priester, Michael Bauer, Brent Matus, Jimmy Light, Dennis Wagner, Francis Sesco, Andy Feil (DNS), Eric Williams (DNS).

Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors: C.J. Jones, Joe McEwen, Andy Feil, Tyler Denochick, Mike Marano, II, George Hobaugh, Mike Miller, Jimmy Morris, Ken Rossey, Greg Dobrosky, Clay Riney, Michael Bauer, Darren Pifer, Kotie Kirkbride, Devin Litwiler, Harold Braden, Jr., Cody Bova, Alex Paden, Eric L. Williams, Chad Matthews, Bob McMillin (DNS), Evan Kornbau (DNS).

Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds: J.R. McGinley, Tommy Kristyak, Kyle Fink, Shawn Fleeger, Matt Reeher, Makayla Guidace, Shane Izzo, Jimmy Holden, Rich Whitney, Kyle Martel, Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Clyde Gumpp, Max Smoker, Frank Guidace, Lonny Riigs (DNS).

Precise Racing Products Stock Cars: Randy Wyant, Curtis J. Bish, Gary Miller, Jr., Brent Johnson, Pat Fielding, Shawn Lindemuth, William Hurrelbrink, Bob McCann, Bob Schwartzmiller, Rob Shook, Tim Bish, Brian Booher, Rob Bates, Brett McDonald, Garrett Calvert, Bill Banick, Jr., Rusty Moore, Jesse Brock, Curt Bish (DNS), Tim Burns (DNS).

 

 

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Ft. Morgan, CO (August 16, 2014) - The RMMRA made their third stop at Butch Speicher's I-76 Speedway of the season and the night was owned by Keith Rauch!

Heat race action started of with Rauch taking the win in heat one followed by Randy Oerter and rookie Collin Reinhart making his first appearance in a midget. Heat race two showed a tight battle between Chris Sheil and Bob Harr on the fast 1/4 mile surface. The heat was won by Sheil followed closely by Bob Harr and Ryan Oerter.

During the night, the 2014 Colorado Motorsports Hall of Fame Inductees were announced mid-track. This was a very big night for the RMMRA as they have four members going into the HoF. Past champion Mike Gregg, Gene Pastor, and current points leader/past champion Keith Rauch were announced to the crowd Saturday night. In addition, Mark Matejka was announced as the "Jerry Van Dyke" award recipient for his contribution to motorsports.

After the intermission, the track was reworked and did not disappoint. The surface held moisture and was extremely fast. The field took the green and had tight battles throughout the field. Keith Rauch and Bob Harr took off to commanding leads from the remaining field and battled closely the entire feature. At the checkers, it was Rauch showing why he is deserving of Hall of Fame honors as he captured his 61st career midget win.

The RMMRA would like to thank Butch Speicher for a fast track and an incredible audience as the night featured "Fan Appreciation" night activities during intermission. A special thank you as well to an anonymous sponsor, in addition to Glen Tilton from Napa Auto Parts of Cheyenne, who together boosted the purse by $1,500!!!

The next race is August 23rd at El Paso County Speedway in Calhan, CO. See you all there!!

Complete Results are as follows:

Heat One (8 Laps) - Keith Rauch, Randy Oerter, Collin Reinhart (Rookie), Doug Bensenberg (DNF), Scott Fennell (DNS), Greg Schaefer (DNS)

Heat Two (8 Laps) - Chris Sheil, Bob Harr, Ryan Oerter, Brad Tilton, Mark Chisholm (DNF), Bill Rousch (DNS)

"A" Feature (20 Laps) - Keith Rauch, Bob Harr, Chris Sheil, Mark Chisholm, Greg Schaefer, Randy Oerter, Brad Tilton, Ryan Oerter, Collin Rinehart, Bill Rousch, Doug Bensenberg, Scott Fennell

 

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

15811 Waynesfield Rd. | Waynesfield, Ohio 45896

www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net | 419.568.3201

Westfall, Hicks, Lines, Henning, Iiams, Seeling Win At Waynesfield

August 16, 2014

Back to school time can be both hectic and expensive for many families in the area. Waynesfield Raceway Park in conjunction with race teams and fans gave away multiple sets of school supplies Saturday night to make sure kids head back to school in style. Prizes ranging from backpacks filled with an entire years supply of school supplies to notebooks and pencils were distributed with every child in attendance walking home with something to take back to school. To show appreciation to the fans in attendance, drivers invaded the grandstands in groves to meet and greet with fans who play such a vital role in the sport of auto racing. To top off an already full evening of family fun, the ladies of the racing world suited up for a 10 lap exhibition powder puff tough truck race sponsored by Block Insurance. The annual event is highly competitive on the track and in the stands with families showing their female competitors the highest level of support. Fans were treated with an all around good time both on and off the track on Indian Lake Outfitters night at the races.

First to take the track was the Buckeye Machine Non Wing sprint cars for their 25 lap A-main. With 26 cars signing in to compete, three heat races determined the first 15 starting spots in the A-main. The final five spots came in through one 10 lap B-main. Mike Dunlap, Luke Hall, and Matt Westfall came away victorious in the preliminary heat races. Andy Conley in the 14C came away with the B-main victory with Stratton Briggs, Stuart Hanft, Mark Silva, and Lee Underwood transferring to the A-main. Underwood managed to put a slider on Jimmy Snead coming to the checkered flag to steal the final transfer spot. With the field set and an inversion of six, Cole Ketchan and Tyler Hewitt led the powerful field to the opening green flag. Into turn one and two, Tyler Hewitt took the early lead shuffling Ketchan back to second. Matt Westfall, who started on the outside of row two made a run on Ketchan for second. The run was a success when Westfall found himself not only around Ketchan, but Hewitt as well putting him in the lead as the first yellow flag waved. The 6 of Stuart Hanft spun on the top side of turn three and began to slide down the banking. Something was definitely wrong with the 6 car as it continued to slide down the banking with no sign of functioning brakes. Hanft was towed from the scene and scored finishing twenth. Westfall led the field to the restart. Hewitt got a good jump but not as good as Westfall who took off down the back stretch. Westfall would build a lead up and watch it diminish as lap traffic began to build at the halfway signal. Hewitt used this to his advantage to steal the lead while Westfall got caught up behind lap traffic. With ten to go, Westfall continued to fight lap traffic when he made minor contact with a lap car entering turn three. This slight mishap did not faze Westfall as he never lost sight of the lead. Hewitt ran low on steam fighting deep in traffic allowing Westfall to reclaim the lead. With just five laps remaining in the A-main, Stratton Briggs prompted the first red flag of the evening when his car went upside down in turn two. Briggs climbed out under his own power uninjured. A final restart allowed Westfall to build up a second and a half lead over Hewitt and take the win. Tyler Hewitt finished in second with Luke Hall finishing in third. Lee Underwood, who just slid into a transfer spot in the B-main, advanced ten spots to pick up the hard charger award.

The Block Insurance Tough Trucks hit the track next for their 15 lap A-main. Ben Hower in the 316 and Chris Hicks in the 71 led the field to the green flag. The front row remained side-by-side into turn two before finally separating on the exit of the corner. Hicks took the early lead and led the opening the lap. Larry Fox fought the wheel on his 28 holding off a challenging Jerry Sawmiller directly behind him. Sawmiller and his powerful 60 prevailed and claimed the spot from Fox. Bill Keeler, a weekly double duty driver, put his truck into the mix before settling for a spot inside the top five at the halfway mark. Mike Hicks in the 33 held down the runner up spot giving Chris the space he needed to battle lap traffic. As laps began to tick away, Mike decided to give Chris a run for his money. Mike put his 33 right on the backend of Chris as he was fighting lap traffic. The battle mixed with lap traffic sent the Hicks duo three wide as the field came to the white flag. Mike continued on the bumper into turn four before giving Chris the win. Mike Hicks settled for second place run with Jerry Sawmiller coming home in third. Chris emerged from behind the wheel showing fans his trademarked victory pose in Best Performance victory lane. JJ Butler in the 1J came home in tenth and was the recipient of the hard charger award.

The Post Agri Service UMP Modifed A-main was eventful from the drop of the green flag. Tony Anderson and Weasel Phlipot led the field to the green to get the 20 lap feature underway. Phlipot had trouble getting his 52 to start dropping him back three spots by the time the field entered turn two. No laps would be completed as the yellow flew for the 5H of Brian Hogan who spun off of turn three sending the 24 of Terry Grilliot into the infield. Both cars suffered very minimal damaged and rejoined the field for the complete restart. The second start was still not good for Phlipot as he once again could not get the car rolling fast enough into turn two. Phlipot once again dropped back three to four spots once it was all said and done. Anderson used this to his advantage as he began to pull away from the field. Two laps crossed off the ledger when the yellow flag came out again for the 112 of Chris Ullery. Ullery came to a stop on the top side of turn four. The car was taken to the hotpit where his crew determined the car could not be repaired in the allotted three laps. A second caution for Brian Hogan would result in his removal from the racing surface when he spun two laps later after the field returned to green flag racing. This caution was a good one for the fans as it allowed the field to restack. Anderson had a powerhouse behind him in the form of Randy Lines. Lines was highly discussed during hot laps as a prime competitor and driver to beat. Lines took the lead away from Anderson shortly after the restart pushing Anderson back to second. Matt Westfall began to make a run through the field before finding an open spot in third. Jerry Bowersock would fall victim to the a caution with 13 laps to go in turns three and four. Bowersock was well inside the top ten at the time of the crash battling heavily with the 116 of Jimmie Haager. A series of restarts were bad for many drivers. The first restart prompted a caution for the 0% of Derrick Austin and the 58P of Jim Post as they both tangled together entering turn two. Both slid to the bottom of the racing surface making contact with the inside tire marker. The second restart fell victim to a caution coming to the flag. Three drivers, Cody Basiniger, Terry Grilliot, and David Treon, connected forming a roadblock on the inside of the track. The tire marker on the bottom of turn four was also relocated a few feet because of the accident. Third time was a charm as green flag racing resumed. Lines took off posting some of the fastest laps of the night. He continued this powerful run with a final yellow coming with just eight laps remaining. The 44 of Zach Schroeder and the 52 of Weasel Phlipot got together in the exit of turn two. Both drivers were running inside the top ten challenging in the lead pack. The race went caution free for the remainder with Lines in the top spot. He posted some impressive lap times leading him directly to victory lane. Matt Westfall just could not catch up posting a second place finish. Tony Anderson, who led the race early on, finished third. Matt Twining picked up the hard charger award advancing 12 spot in the A-main.

The Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints hit the track next for their 20 lap feature. First and second in points started one and two in the A-main. Rod Henning and Gary Campbell led the field to the green flag. Both drivers are only separated by 40 points and a good points night could further or tighten the gap. Henning took the early lead leaving Gary Campbell in the dust. Campbell did not trail Henning for long as he exited the track for a mechanical issue just a few laps into the A-main. With Campbell out, Helterbran took his spot and challenged for the lead. That challenge was cut off when the E99 of Gage Etgen brought out the first caution when his car spun around in turn two. Etgen made no contact with any other object and was able to return to the racing surface. On the restart, things got crazy when the red flag was thrown immediately after the green for two cars tumbling in the middle of one and two. Riley VanHise landed on his side with Brad Racer doing most of the airborne action. Gunnar Lucius also found himself caught up in the mess but managed to stop before becoming involved. After a brief cleanup and car removal, green flag flew again for a second restart. This one would hold for three laps and enough time for Rod Henning to get into lap traffic and put some distance between him and Helterbran. Rob Winks in the 55 ran into problems when his wing began to peel back off the car exiting turn two. The aerodynamics on the 55 began both a hindrance and a safety issue causing him to stop on the high side exiting turn four. Winks pushed the 55 into the infield by himself disgusted with such an odd mechanical problem. On the restart, Henning got a great jump and continued his wrath of pulling away from the field. The 20 of Tyler Kendall began to smoke as laps began to dwindle. Henning came away with the win. Michael Helterbran and his 00 finished in the runner-up spot. Chris Bounds started third and finished third. Craig Stower was the recipient of the hard charger award for advancing ten spots sponsored by Foz Speed Partz.

After a good heat run and a lucky inversion draw, Jordan Iiams and Jeff Zwiebel starting side-by-side for the opening green flag of the 15 lap Indian Lake Outfitter compact A-main. Iiams was forced to start on the tail of heat race number two for arriving after pill draw had closed in the pits. Despite this, Iiams was ready to run as if everything was online and functioning properly. Iiams led the opening lap as a battle to determine spots two through five developed. Justin Durflinger, young but seasoned driver, threaded the needle to the extreme as he pushed the 17 through the field. Yoders decided to do the same for a shot at the win. All of the battling allowed Iiams to pull away from the field and never look back. The Yoder duo would go three wide with Waughtel late in the race to take fourth and fifth. Durflinger held down the second spot as the 1H of Jeff Zwiebel fell back to fifth. Waughtel battled with Zwiebel for the fifth spot for a majority of the late race laps until Waughtel took it permanently. Jordan Iiams crossed the line as the winner by over a second. Just Durflinger took home second with the first of the Yoders taking third. Harvery Yoder finished in fourth and was the winner of the hard charger award.

The Powerpuff Block Insurance Tough Truck event was an exciting event allowing the ladies of the racing community to get behind the wheel for a fun exhibition race. Tracy Hower and Abbey Wering, both relatives of weekly tough truck drivers, led the field to the green flag. Werling took the lead early before Hower powered back. Fans in the stands cheered loudly for their favorite driver with some fans even coaching from behind the catch fence. After the ten laps expired, Sam Seeling came away with the victory. Former Waynesfield flag woman Bridgit Brunk came home in second. Kelse Twining came home in third holding off Abbey Werling. Jamie Hunter rounded out the top five with Kim Johnston, Regina Tousley, Erica Fox, and Tracy Hower