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Ryan Greth Parks It at Susquehanna

York Haven,PA 8/27/2016

Ryan Greth has been fast, real fast all season long. Weather it would be with ARDC or with the USAC National Midget tour, Greth has opened eyes with his ability to wheel a midget. Although the Hyper Racing, WSL inc. number four has been fast, the results have not shown that. Blown motors, flat tires, crashes and numerous other mechanical failures have been the norm for the team. That would change Saturday night at Susquehanna Speedway as Greth would take advantage of a front row starting spot and lead all twenty laps to take his first Auto Bahn Indoor Speedway ARDC presented by Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic win of the season.

Trevor Kobylarz and Greth would lead the field to the green but before a lap would be completed Alex Bright, who was driving the Gargiulo Racing number five, spun between turns one and two to bring out the caution.

On the restart Greth would pull by Kobylarz on the back stretch to take the lead and begin to set the pace.

Brenden Bright, who came into the night second in ARDC midget points, drove by Kobylarz on the high side but a yellow flag would put him back to third. Bright who has dominated competition this year at Susky, saw his chances at a win and possibly a championship go up in smoke as the engine in the number ninety-two expired on the next restart.

Greth continued to use the top side to lead the field with Kobylarz staying within striking distance and Alex Bright working his was back to third after his spin. With three laps to go the Cafe Waldorf, Becker Painting number fourteen started to catch the leader with Bright reeling them both in. Alex would make the first move pulling a slider on Kobylarz in turns three and four to take second and set his sights on race long leader Greth.

Alex Bright wouldn’t have enough to catch the black with green lettering in honor of Bryan Clausen number four as Ryan Greth would park it on the front stretch at Susquehanna.

ARDC Results Susquehanna:

#4 Ryan Greth #5 Alex Bright #14 Trevor Kobylarz #46 Brett Arndt #21k Tommy Kunsman #7 Shawn Jackson #44 Brett Wanner #57 Jason Rice #12 Josh Heckman #92 Brenden Bright (DNF)

 

 

Shouse Holds Off Martens for Sprint Series of Oklahoma Victory!

Meeker, Oklahoma – August 27, 2016 - Current series point leader Andy Shouse started on the pole and held off a last lap challenge by Jake Martens to win his first Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver Sprint Car feature of the season Saturday night at Brill Motor Speedway in Meeker, Oklahoma during the running of the inaugural “Pat Suchy Memorial.”

Shouse and Blake Dacus started on the front row for the twenty-five lap feature with Shouse taking the lead as the green flag fell.

One lap was in the record books before the first of two caution flags fell when Sterling Huff and Joseph Miller got together in turn four.

The top five on the restart were Shouse, Dacus, Chad Koch, Martens and Shayla Waddell with Martens getting a strong run up top coming out of turn to pass Koch to take over the third position.

By lap five Shouse had opened a ten car length advantage over Dacus and approached slower cars on lap nine. Shouse, working the bottom of the track, stretched his advantage to a half stretch lead at the races midway point.

Lap seventeen saw the night’s final caution flag fall when Chuck Belleveuille slowed exiting turn two.

The final restart running order was Shouse, followed by Dacus, Martens, Waddell and Koch with Martens once again using a restart, this time to pass Dacus for the runner up position.

This set an eight lap dash to the checkered flag with Shouse holding a five car length lead. Four laps to go and Shouse continued to work the bottom of the quarter-mile oval while Martens preferred lines were the bottom of turns one and two and the top in three and four. On the last lap, Shouse began to enter lapped traffic entering turns three and four as Martens dove love entering the same turns. The Fairview, Oklahoma driver tried to slide in front of Shouse but the current national IMCA Racesaver sprint car point leader held on to take his first SSO feature victory of the season by just one car length.

Koch held on for third while Dacus and sixth starting Joe Wood, Jr. rounded out the top five.

The Martens Machine first heat race was won by Koch while Shouse took home the Messmer Racing second heat. Martens took home the Bishop Racing Components third heat. All heat races were eight laps in distance.

The SSO IMCA Racesaver Sprint Car Series would like to thank the following for adding to the purse for the inaugural “Pat Suchy Memorial:” Jennings Garage, Brand Racing Engines, Boyd Racing Engines, Stinger Chassis, Mike Holloway and Steve Garey.

Officials with the SSO would like to thank all the drivers for supporting this event as well as newcomers Mike Scott, James Fabian and 15-year old sprint car rookie Tanner Conn.

The SSO Racesaver Sprint Car Series will be back in action in three weeks for a double-header weekend. It all starts on Friday night, September 16, at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore before heading to Longdale Speedway in Longdale, Oklahoma where they will join forces with the Kansas based United Rebel Sprint Series. Sprint Series of Oklahoma

Brill Motor Speedway/Meeker, Oklahoma

08/27/16

21 Cars

Martens Machine 1st Heat: 1) Chad Koch, 2) Shayla Waddell, 3) Joe Wood, Jr., 4) Brandon Jennings, 5) Brandon Long, 6) Joseph Miller, 7) James Fabian

Messmer Racing 2nd Heat: 1) Andy Shouse, 2) Mike Scott, 3) Blake Dacus, 4) Sheldon Barksdale, 5) Alison Slaton, 6) Chuck Bellefeuille, 7) Sterling Huff

Bishop Racing Components 3rd Heat: 1) Jake Martens, 2) Cody Whitworth, 3) Loyd Clevenger, 4) Chris Kelly, 5) Justin Fisk, 6) Jerry Jumper, 7) Tanner Conn

A Feature: 1) Andy Shouse, 2) Jake Martens, 3) Chad Koch, 4) Blake Dacus, 5) Joe Wood, Jr., 6) Shayla Waddell, 7) Cody Whitworth, 8) Loyd Clevenger, 9) Brandon Long 10) Sheldon Barksdale, 11) Brandon Jennings, 12) Chris Kelly, 13) Alison Slaton, 14) James Fabian, 15) Tanner Conn, 16) Jerry Jumper, 17) Mike Scott, 18) Chuck Bellefeuille, 19) Justin Fisk, 20) Joseph Miller, 21) Sterling Huff

 

BADGER MIDGET SERIES PRESS RELEASE

“Waelti wins Badger return to LaSalle Speedway”

LaSalle, IL August 27---Series points Brandon Waelti won the 25-lap “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial”, Mid-State Equipment/Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie Badger Midget Racing Series feature, Saturday Night at LaSalle Speedway. Polesitter Aaron Schuck led the initial seven laps in Badger’s first event at the track, in over nineteen years. Waelti assumed the lead when Schuck retired with mechanical problems the following lap. Waelti led the remainder of the event driving the Harlan Kittleson owned Stealth/Ford Duratech No. 15. It marked the fifth different track where Waelti has won a Badger sanctioned feature during his career. Last week’s Angell Park winner Jeff Zelinski recorded his third runner-up finish of the season. Kurt Mayhew, Andy Baugh, and Mitchell Davis completed the top five. Racing for Badger continues tonight Sunday August 28 at Angell Park Speedway (Sun Prairie, WI). Joining Badger will be the co-sanctioned IRA Bumper to Bumper Outlaw & MOWA Neal Tire & Auto Center Sprint Car Series event, and the Wisconsin Dirt Racing Legends. SUMMARY 25-lap Feature: 1. Brandon Waelti; 2. Jeff Zelinski; 3. Kurt Mayhew; 4. Andy Baugh; 5. Mitchell Davis; 6. Tyler Baran; 7. Ryan Probst; 8. Brad Greenup; 9. Scott Koerner; 10. Nick Baran; 11. Dave Baugh; 12. Brian Peterson; 13. Derek Childs; 14. Ken Hanson; 15. Andrew Henning; 16. Buddy Luebke; 17. Bob Schreffler; 18. Mike Stroik; 19. Aaron Schuck; 20. Denny Smith; 21. Laura Smith; 22. Bryce Dunn. 8-lap Heat Race Winners: Schuck, Ray, Waelti. Cars Present: 23 Feature Lap Leaders: Schuck 1-7, Waelti 8-25.

 

 

Weyant tops WAR at Springfield

Springfield, MO (August 27, 2016)-Taking over leader Terry Babb on lap nine, Korey Weyant went to his fourth Boss Chassis WAR Series win of the season at Springfield Raceway Saturday night. Babb led the field to the green flag as he was heavily pressured by outside starter Layne Himebaugh on the original start. Before a lap was in the books, the yellow would come out for Steve Mahannah who spun in turn one. Babb again would set the pace with Himebaugh in second and Weyant in third. With one lap in the books, the red would come out for Katlynn Leer, who made contact with Clinton Boyles. Boyles would straighten his car out while Leer's car dug in and went into a wild series of flips down the frontstretch before coming to rest in the infield near turn one. Also involved was Pete Palazzolo, who would restart at the tail. When the field went green, Babb again set the pace with Himebaugh and Weyant trailing. With a handful of laps in the books, Weyant would move past Himebaugh to move into second. With Babb nearly a straightaway ahead, Weyant would start to run him down. On lap nine, Weyant made the pass of Babb in turn two and took over the lead. Lap by lap, Weyant set an aggressive pace as his lead grew to over a straightaway. Weyant worked lapped traffic to perfection as he would lap up to fifth place in his Ealey Transportation/Mahan's Fiberglass/Moore Automotive Eagle with an Automotive Machine engine under the hood. Babb was second in his KCBJ Motorsports/ Faith Flatout Ministries Maxim with Stanton-All Pro power. Moving up to third was Craig Carroll in the Risley Trash Service/Get R Done Tree Service/ Hesselbein Tire XXX with Risley power. Himebaugh was a season best fourth in the Risley Trash Service/Hesselbein Tire/Eaton Industrial Coatings XXX with Risley power. Rounding out the top five was Boyles in the Jesse Hockett Racing/Lucas Oil/Rod End Supply/Rockwell Security Maxim with RMS power. TJ Muths was sixth while Palazzolo came back from the tail to seventh. Chris Parkinson, Michael Tyre, and Kenny Potter rounded out the top ten. Babb and Weyant were heat race winners for the sixteen car field. The Boss Chassis WAR Series will next be in action on Sunday September 4th at the Bethany Fairgrounds Speedway as they make a return for the Northwest Missouri State Fair race for the first time since 2013.

Hinchman Racewear 1st Heat- 8 laps 1. 8D-Terry Babb, Decatur, IL (1); 2. 24L-Layne Himebaugh, Collinsville, OK (5); 3. 77-Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO (8); 4. 8K-Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (7); 5. 93-Steve Mahannah, Springfield, MO (3); 6. 90-Patrick Budde, Bartelso, IL (6); 7. 13W-Grant Wresche, Sapulpa, OK (4); 8. 2-Bill Shoemaker, Normal, IL (2)

Wilwood Disc Brakes 2nd Heat- 8 laps 1. 99-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (3); 2. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (1); 3. 65M-TJ Muths, Sedalia, MO (2); 4. 24C-Craig Carroll, Collinsville, OK (6); 5. 70-Pete Palazzolo, Pacific, MO (8); 6. 55-Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, MO (7); 7. 11-Michael Tyre, Kiefer, OK (5); 8. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker, Bloomington, IL (4)

A-Main 25 laps 1. 99-Weyant (3); 2. 8D-Babb (1); 3. 24C-Carroll (7); 4. 24L-Himebaugh (2); 5. 77-Boyles (4); 6. 65M-Muths (9); 7. 70-Palazzolo (8); 8. 65-Parkinson (6); 9. 11-Tyre (13) 10. 55-Potter (10); 11. 90-Budde (12); 12. 1T-T. Shoemaker (15); 13. 93-Mahannah (11); 14. 13W-Wresche (14); 15. 2-B. Shoemaker (16)-DNF; 16. 8K-Leer (5)-DNF

 

 

Starks Picks Up 61st annual Jim Albert Memorial Gold Cup Triumph at Castrol Raceway During Round 4 of the NSA Shootout

Inside Line Promotions - EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada (Aug. 27, 2016) - Trey Starks earned his first career international victory on Saturday at Castrol Raceway, where he pocketed the $4,000 top prize for capturing the 61st annual Jim Albert Memorial Gold Cup.

The event, which served as Round 4 of the NSA Shootout, marked the eighth feature triumph at eight different tracks this season for Starks.

"It's been an unbelievable year so far," he said. "To put my name on the list as a Gold Cup winner is pretty special. Doug Rutz gave me a great opportunity to drive for him this weekend and I'm glad we came away with another big win."

Starks drew the pole for the main event and he capitalized on the starting position. However, two other front starters overcame early miscues to make a late-race charge.

Casey Adams, who started on the outside of the front row, and third-starting Travis Rilat both spun in the early stage of the feature. Both drivers maneuvered through the field to rebound to their original starting positions with Adams placing second and Rilat third.

David Miller finished fourth and Jared Peterson rounded out the top five.

Adams kicked off the night by setting quick time during qualifying. The heat races were won by Rilat, Miller and Eric Fisher. Sean MacDonell was the B Main winner.

Additionally, the NSA Shootout would like to thank Dewar Western Inc., Joan Albert and Family, Carlan Services, Ron Hodgson Chevrolet, North American Diesel Performance, Northern Collision, Central Tire, B&R Recovery Inc., All West Auto Parts, Xtreme Oilfield Technologies, SpeedMart, Castrol Raceway, DC Signs, King Racing Products, 82 Ave Lo-Cost Automatic Transmission, Triple X Racing Components, CRI Rutz Racing, ProWest Motorsports, Airways Country Inn, Blackjacks Roadhouse and Pulse Racing Innovations for support of the event.

The final doubleheader for the NSA Shootout is Sept. 9-10 at Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont., where the opening night pays $2,000 to win and the finale $7,500 to win.

Online tickets are on sale for the two-day spectacle at http://www.BMPSpeedway.com. Adult tickets are $20 for Friday ($17 pre-buy) and $25 for Saturday ($21 pre-buy) and $10 each night ($7 per night pre-buy) for children ages 7 to 11. Children ages 6 and younger get in free. There's also a pre-buy bundle for the weekend providing adult tickets for both nights for only $37 and children ages 7 to 11 for only $11 total.

NSA Shootout Race Report: Round 4 at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on Aug. 27, 2016 -

Qualifying: 1. 12-Casey Adams; 2. 8r-Trey Starks; 3. 11eh-Marc Dupperon; 4. 2jr-Kelly Miller; 5. 38-Trevor Turnbull; 6. 8j-Jared Peterson; 7. 19-Dennis MacEachern; 8. 16-David Miller; 9. 97-Matthew Dusseault; 10. 39c-Travis Rilat; 11. 9-Sean MacDonell; 12. 69-Eric Fisher; 13. 98-Joe Ramaker; 14. 36-Chevy Goodhope; 15. 14-Kyle Vanulden; 16. 10-Brody Anderson; 17. 57-Ed Wiersma; 18. 99-Skylar Gee; 19. 2-Kyle Evans; 20. 3-Jordan Milne; 21. 34-Johnny Wiersma; 22. 6-Tom Watts; 23. 35m-Cody Masse; 24. 51-Jeff Bienert.

Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 39c-Travis Rilat (3); 2. 98-Joe Ramaker (2); 3. 19-Dennis MacEachern (4); 4. 12-Casey Adams (6); 5. 2jr-Kelly Miller (5); 6. 2-Kyle Evans (7); 7. 6-Tom Watts (8); 8. 10-Brody Anderson (1).

Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 16-David Miller (4); 2. 8r-Trey Starks (6); 3. 36-Chevy Goodhope (2); 4. 38-Trevor Turnbull (5); 5. 3-Jordan Milne (7); 6. 57-Ed Wiersma (1); 7. 35m-Cody Masse (8); 8. 9-Sean MacDonell (3).

Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. 69-Eric Fisher (3); 2. 99-Skylar Gee (1); 3. 8j-Jared Peterson (5); 4. 14-Kyle Vanulden (2); 5. 97-Matthew Dusseault (4); 6. 11eh-Marc Dupperon (6); 7. 34-Johnny Wiersma (7); 8. 51-Jeff Bienert (8).

B Main (12 Laps/Top 4 Transfer): 1. 9-Sean MacDonell (2); 2. 2-Kyle Evans (3); 3. 34-Johnny Wiersma (5); 4. 35m-Cody Masse (7); 5. 51-Jeff Bienert (8); 6. 6-Tom Watts (6); 7. 10-Brody Anderson (4); 8. 3-Jordan Milne (1).

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 8r-Trey Starks (1); 2. 12-Casey Adams (2); 3. 39c-Travis Rilat (3); 4. 16-David Miller (5); 5. 8j-Jared Peterson (6); 6. 19-Dennis MacEachern (7); 7. 2-Kyle Evans (18); 8. 9-Sean MacDonell (17); 9. 36-Chevy Goodhope (12); 10. 14-Kyle Vanulden (15); 11. 35m-Cody Masse (20); 12. 34-Johnny Wiersma (19); 13. 11eh-Marc Dupperon (11); 14. 98-Joe Ramaker (10); 15. 69-Eric Fisher (4); 16. 2jr-Kelly Miller (9); 17. 38-Trevor Turnbull (8); 18. 99-Skylar Gee (14); 19. 97-Matthew Dusseault (13); 20. 57-Ed Wiersma (16).

(Drivers opened the night by qualifying. The fastest qualifier earned 50 points with each subsequent position dropping by one point. Heat races were inverted by six with the heat race winner receiving 50 points and each subsequent position dropping by three points. The top six in combined qualifying and heat race points advanced to the feature redraw and the top 16 to the A Main.)

2016 NSA SHOOTOUT -

Dates :

JULY 15 - Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. - (RAINED OUT)

JULY 16 - Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. - (WINNER: AARON REUTZEL)

AUG. 26 - Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - (WINNER: KELLY MILLER)

AUG. 27 - Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - (WINNER: TREY STARKS)

SEPT. 9 - Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. - $2,000 to win

SEPT. 10 - Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. - $7,500 to win, $500 to start

Type : 360ci winged sprint cars

Rules : ASCS

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BMPSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NSA_Shootout

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NSA-Shootout-270333829988406/?fref=ts

THE EVENT -

The inaugural NSA Shootout features six total 360ci winged sprint car races - four at Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont., and two at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - this summer. All races have elevated pay and the event will showcase feature bonuses as well as a points fund.

RACE FORMAT -

All cars will qualify with the fastest qualifier earning 50 points. Each subsequent position drops one point. If there are 32 or more cars there will be split qualifying.

Heat races are inverted by six with the fastest qualifier lining up on the outside of the third row for the first heat race, the second fastest qualifier on the outside of the third row for the second heat race, etc. Heat race winners receive 50 points with each subsequent position dropping three points.

The top six drivers in combined qualifying and heat race points advance into the dash, which will be lined up via a redraw. Drivers ranked seven through 16 are locked into the main event with the B main transferring the top four into the back of the A Main.

POINTS FUND -

A points fund of at least $5,000 is up for grabs. Additional details will be released later.

FEATURE BONUSES -

Any driver who wins three of the six NSA Shootout main events will receive a $1,000 bonus. Four A Main victories nets a $1,500 bonus with five triumphs providing a $2,000 bonus. Sweeping all six races is worth an extra $2,500.

BILLINGS MOTORSPORTS PARK -

Billings Motorsports Park , also known as BMP Speedway, is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval located in Billings, Mont. The track hosts weekly racing from the middle of May through late September. For more information, visit http://www.BMPSpeedway.com.

CASTROL RACEWAY -

Castrol Raceway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile dirt track located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It showcases weekly racing and special events from May through October. For more information, visit http://www.CastrolRaceway.com.

 

 

Knight Time in DCRP Sprints as Roach Rules Sport Mod Mayhem

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (August 27, 2016) – Tyler Knight raced to his first Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car win of the year Saturday night atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park as Kaleb Roach pocketed the $1,000 winner’s share in the Third Annual Sport Modified Mayhem event.

While Roach and Knight enjoyed victory honors, other Saturday night winners included Cole Traugott in IMCA Modifieds, Michael Pepper in IMCA Stock Cars and David Berger in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

In the 30-lap Sport Modified Mayhem feature event, Woodward’s Roach battled past Dustin Daniels with just seven laps to go and held on the rest of the way to earn victory honors.

Roach and Daniels started from the front row and battled throughout for the top spot, exchanging the lead several times along the way before Roach took command for keeps on the 23rd lap.

Colby’s Daniels had one last at running down the leader after a final caution with five laps to go, but Roach was flawless on the top side to preserve the victory.

Daniels settled for second with Austin Walker rallying from the 11th starting position to capture show honors. Jeff Kaup battled past Jeremy Sigler on the final restart to snare fourth with Sigler rounding out the top five.

In the DCRP Sprint Car ranks, Tyler Knight gunned into the lead from his pole starting position and kept Ray Seemann and Mike Peters at bay throughout the 20-lapper for his first DCRP win since June of 2015 aboard the Myers Racing Engines/Superior Fence No. 11k.

While Knight, Seemann and Peters occupied the podium, Tracey Hill made a late move around track points leader Taylor Velasquez for fourth.

In IMCA Modified action, Cole Traugott escaped an early incident and went on to capture his fifth win in his last five DCRP starts of the year.

After starting tenth, Traugott got loose in turns one and two on the second round, narrowly escaping as Brendon Gemmill and points contender William Nusser were collected.

Third after a pair of cautions two laps later, Traugott disposed of Troy Gemmill on a lap four restart and then wrestled the lead away from Randy Wilson by the completion of the lap.

Woodward’s Traugott cruised on the rest of the way with Gemmill moving into second for keeps just prior to the midway point. Wilson settled for third with Cody Gearhart and 14th-starter Ryan Heger rounding out the top five. With the fifth-place finish, Hugoton’s Heger takes a nine-point lead over William Nusser and Nick Link into the September 24 season championship finale.

Lakin’s Michael Pepper kept his IMCA Stock Car victory streak intact by taking command on the fifth round en route to his sixth consecutive win and eighth overall of the year.

Pepper battled past Shannon Maughllin five laps into the 15-lapper and raced on to the checkered flag ahead of Maughlin, Chris Oliver, Mark Smith and Travis Baird.

In the IMCA Hobby Stocks, David Berger battled past Bryan Habiger at the midway point and kept Matt O’Hair and Cody Davis over the final half of the 15-lapper for his second score of the year.

Duane Wahrman and Reagan Sellard rounded out the top five behind Berger, O’Hair and Davis.

Dodge City Raceway Park finishes off the 2016 season on Saturday night, September 24, with the Fourth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event featuring URSS vs. Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars along with IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Dodge City Raceway Park – August 27, 2016 Results:

Second Annual Sport Modified Mayhem – IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 33-Dustin Daniels, 2. 12-Kevin Tabor, 3. 50-Garrett Donley, 4. 5r-Kaleb Roach, 5. 71-Jesse Hoskins, 6. 10-Alex Wiens, 7. 55d-Don Strecker, 8. 21m-Joey Maupin.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 37-Bart Baker, 2. 92-Jeff Kaup, 3. 44-Austin Walker, 4. 40d-Steve Dent, 5. 7J-Jamie French, 6. B55-Brian Davidson, 7. 67-Edwin Elliott, 8. 4-Scott Clausson.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 8-Brian May, 2. 2c-Matthew Crowell, 3. 18-Kyle Wiens, 4. 21J-Jeremy Sigler, 5. 57-Tanner Brunson, 6. 62-Marvin Ward, 7. 19-Terry Collins.

“A” Main (30 Laps): 1. 5r-Kaleb Roach, 2. 33-Dustin Daniels, 3. 44-Austin Walker, 4. 92-Jeff Kaup, 5. 21J-Jeremy Sigler, 6. 37-Bart Baker, 7. 12-Kevin Tabor, 8. B55-Brian Davidson, 9. 7J-Jamie French, 10. 8-Brian May, 11. 2c-Matthew Crowell, 12. 67-Edwin Elliott, 13. 40d-Steve Dent, 14. 4-Scott Clausson, 15. 10-Alex Wiens, 16. 57-Tanner Brunson, 17. 62-Marvin Ward, 18. 55d-Don Strecker, 19. 19-Terry Collins, 20. 50-Garrett Donley, 21. 18-Kyle Wiens, 22. 71-Jesse Hoskins, 23. 21m-Joey Maupin.

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1 10-Jordan Knight, 2. 28-Tracey Hill, 3. 11k-Tyler Knight, 4. 18-Brandon Sprott, 5. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 6. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 7. 49-Kris Moore.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 17x-Craig Jecha, 2. 72-Ray Seemann, 3. 49x-Mike Peters, 4. 11-Keefe Hemel, 5. 24-Kade Hagans, 6. 20J-Brandy Jones.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 11k-Tyler Knight, 2. 72-Ray Seemann, 3. 49x-Mike Peters, 4. 28-Tracey Hill, 5. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 6. 10-Jordan Knight, 7. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 8. 11-Keefe Hemel, 9. 17x-Craig Jecha, 10. 18-Brandon Sprott, 11. 24-Kade Hagans, 12. 49-Kris Moore, 13. 20J-Brandy Jones.

IMCA Modifieds:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. A2-Randy Wilson, 2. 44-Mike Lunow, 3. 7s-David Solberg, 4. 7n-William Nusser, 5. G3-Brendon Gemmill, 6. 01-Jesse Smith, 7. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 8. 1n-Nick Link, 9. K98-Danny Keller, 10. 2L-Tracy Link.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 721-Troy Gemmill, 2. 1m-Cody Gearhart, 3. 9-Cole Traugott, 4. 25-Kale Beavers, 5. 75-Randle McRoberts, 6. 57-Joel Lane, 7. 3h-Ryan Heger, 8. 3c-Casey Jo Gemmill, 9. 25b-Tom Beavers.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 9-Cole Traugott, 2. 721-Troy Gemmill, 3. A2-Randy Wilson, 4. 1m-Cody Gearhart, 5. 3h-Ryan Heger, 6. 01-Jesse Smith, 7. 75-Randle McRoberts, 8. 25-Kale Beavers, 9. 57-Joel Lane, 10. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 11. 2L-Tracy Link, 12. 7n-William Nusser, 13. 25b-Tom Beavers, 14. 44-Mike Lunow, 15. 3c-Casey Jo Gemmill, 16. 7s-David Solberg, 17. 1n-Nick Link, 18. K98-Danny Keller, 19. G3-Brendon Gemmill.

 

 

Five Champions Win at Mercer: Sodeman, Holden, Seger, Hurrelbrink and Jones; Marcucci and Callahan also Score Victories; Jones and Fulton Also Get Point Titles

(Mercer, PA August 27, 2016): Jack Sodeman, Jr. won the final feature for the 4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprint Cars and, with it came his third track championship, and second one in a row. Last week, Sodeman said that he was going to go for the win and that he would let the points take care of themselves. Well, the points did just that, as Sodeman claimed the title simply by pulling his pill upon arrival at the speedway, as the show-up points were enough to put him over the top.

Also earning victories on Championship Night were Jimmy Holden (Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds), Jimmy Seger (Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors), William Hurrelbrink (Precise Racing Products Open Stock Cars), Mark Marcucci (Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites), Tim Callahan (Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks), and Roman Jones (Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints)

Yet, Sodeman was not satisfied with backing into the title. "That's what you've got to do anytime, whether you're in the points or not, you've got to go to every race and then try to win every race and do the best that you absolutely can."

Sodeman also gave credit to his crew for a reliable mount each and every race. "We didn't have a DNF here all year, and we only had one at Lernerville the whole year,, so that speaks volumes." Sodeman also won the title there.

The 4 Your Car Connection Sprint Car feature began with a tribute to long-time car owner Martha Dionise. Her car was making its final start at Mercer Raceway Park, and she was given a ride in the pace truck so that she could waive to the fans. Plus, her car, driven by Arnie Kent, was allowed to pace the field. Kent pulled along side the pace truck once or twice to waive back to his car owner.

Sodeman jumped out to the early lead from his pole starting position, with Brandon Matus racing in second. Michael Bauer, A.J. Flick, and George Hobaugh, Jr. were dicing for positions.

The race went non-stop, with Sodeman having an advantage of almost six seconds over Matus. Flick moved ahead of Bauer to claim third. Dan Kuriger moved ahead in the latter laps to get the fifth position.

Hobaugh was sixth, with Arnie Kent getting seventh in the final ride for the Martha Dionise 15 at the Park. Joe McEwen, Alex Paden, and Dennis Wagner completed the top ten.

Bauer and Brent Matus prevailed in their respective preliminaries.

Jimmy Holden held serve in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, taking the win and sealing yet another track championship in the process. "We got a lot of good starting spots and capitalized on them with good race cars," Holden said.

He started on the pole and led the entire distance, but he had Lonny Riggs lurking in his shadows the entire time. "Well, Lonny Riggs raised the bar. He really did. You know Lonny came through the last two weeks and he put sone string runs up." Riggs did try to apply some pressure to Holden in the final few laps, but Holden was not going to be denied.

Behind Holden and Riggs came Kyle Fink, Sid Unverzagt, Jr., and Jeff Schaffer, Jr. Jeff Schaffer, Sr. led Tom Holden, Rich Whitney, Kevin Green, and Ryan Kemery to the finish line.

The heat winners were Holden and Fink.

Jimmy Seger's controversial victory in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors was enough to put him nine markers ahead of Andy Priest for the track championship. Seger and Priest were fighting hard for the lead. With seven laps completed Priest got a big run on the outside of turns three and four. Seger's car drifted high, but Priest would not give way. The two cars made contact, with Priest getting pinched into the concrete wall and turning over at the exit to turn four. The incident destroyed Priests's hopes of a track title.

Seger was put to the rear of the field for his role in the altercation. "You know, I was a little bit upset about the penalty." Seger explained what happened. "I was on the brakes and on the gas trying to get away from him." Seger denied complicity. I talked to him in the pits, I've never had anybody say I wrecked them. I don't wreck people."

He wasted little time moving forward again. He cracked the top five on lap nine, just two laps after the penalty. He took third on lap 11 and second on lap 12. Meanwhile, Mike Miller was rolling along in the lead. When Seger took second, he was nearly a full straight behind the leader.

The question on everybody's mind was whether Miller could get to the finish line first. With the laps counting down, Seger was chopping away at the lead. As Miller completed lap 17, he had to hear Seger's car closing in rapidly. The two raced side by side, with Miller being the popular choice among the Mercer faithful.

But, Seger rode the rim around turns three and four, as he did in his charge from the rear, and he powered off the fourth turn to lead lap 18. Seger pulled away by a couple of car lengths, scoring the win. "I lucked out on it," Seger said. "The leader made a mistake and I was there to beat him on it." Miller was second, with Gregg McCandless third. Greg Dobrosky and George Englert completed the top five. Positions six through ten went to Jeremy Kornbau, C.J. Jones, Eric L. Williams, Mike Marano, II, and Priest.

The heat winners were Priest and Marano.

William Hurrelbrink put an exclamation mark on an outstanding season at Mercer Raceway Park in the Precise Racing Products Open Stocks. Hurrelbrink won both the feature even an his first track championship. "It was a great season for us; we were not expecting this, bit it worked out," Hurrelbrink said. He was planning to make a run with a touring series his season, but some family obligations took precedence, and he had to change his racing plans to stay closer to home, he explained.

Hurrelbrink earned the pole for the feature event by being the points leader entering the final night of championship racing. He seized the lead at the drop of the green and he withstood a couple of early cautions that put the second place man, Ryan Moyer, on his flank. But Moyer could not take advantage on the opportunities. In fact, on the second restart, he slid too wide coming through turns one and two, and he surrendered three positions.

Andy Thompson climbed up to second, followed by Curt Bish, Moyer, and Pat Fielding. Bobby Heim raced in sixth almost the whole way. Dan Fedrochak, Charlie Baptiste, and Steve Allison were the final cars running. David Snider was awarded tenth based on his laps completed.

The pair of heats went to Fielding and Byler.

Mark Marcucci won the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lite feature event, but second was more than enough for Doug Jones to earn the track championship. Keith Smith came home in third. Glenn Teeters and Jason Dye were next. Levi Spinneweber, Kurt Eckstrom, Jason Johnson, Dusty Frantz, and Bill Stivason rounded out the top ten. The heat winners were Vivian Jones and Smith.

In the Mini Stock feature, presented by Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles, Tim Callahan took the lead on lap two and he went the rest of the way to claim the win. Point champion Tyler Fulton led one lap on his trek to second. Isaac Paden took third on lap 8 and kept it. Fourth went to Jacob Rice and fifth to Michael Thompson. Ed Haylett, Justin Bailey, Nick Steiger, Karlee Longwell, and Darrell Lawson, Jr. completed the top ten. Heat winners were Ed Haylett and Paden.

Roman Jones clinched the track championship for the Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints with the victory. Sammy Darby, who led the second and sixth laps before giving control to Jones, crossed in second. Maddie Bova had her best finish, a third, ahead of Chase Metheney and Austin Cavanaugh. Ayden Cipriano was sixth. Early leader Jordan Simmons retired early, but was given seventh based on laps completed. Simmons was the heat winner.

Remember, that there will be no racing on the oval for the next tree weekends. Racing will resume on September 24 and 24, with the 17th running of the Little Guys Nationals. However, the trucks and tractors will be pulling in the Final Fall Nationals on September 17.

4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprint Cars: Jack Sodeman, Jr., Brandon Matus, A.J. Flick, Michael Bauer, Dan Kuriger, George Hobaugh, Jr., Arnie Kent, Joe McEwen, Alex Paden, Dennis Wagner, Gale Ruth, Jr., Brent Matus, Darren Pifer, Zach Morrow, Gale Ruth, Sr., Lou Scudere, Harold Braden Sr., John Garvin.

Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds: Jimmy Holden, Lonny Riggs, Kyle Fink, Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Jeff Schaffer, Sr., Tom Holden, Rich Whitney, Kevin Green, Ryan Kemery, Jason Sines, Jerry Bowser, Mike Gilliland, Jimmy Parenti, Jr.

Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors: Jimmy Seger, Mike Miller, Gregg McCandless, Greg Dobrosky, George Englert, Jeremy Kornbau, C.J. Jones, Eric L. Williams, Mike Marano, II, Andy Priest, Darin Gallagher (DNS).

Precise Racing Products Open Stock Cars: William Hurrelbrink, Andy Thompson, Curt Bish, Ryan Moyer, Pat Fielding, Bobby Heim, Dan Fedrochak, Charlie Baptiste, Steve Allison, David Snider, Russel Byler, Mike Case (DNS).

Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites: MarkMarcucci, Doug Jones, Keith Smith, Glenn Teeters, Jason Dye, Levi Spinneweber, Kurt Eckstrom, Jason Johnson, Dusty Frantz, Bill Stivason, Jereme Bean, Jacob Bova, Vivian Jones, Shane Webb, Cody Cooper, Shane Pfeuffer (DNS).

Eperthener's Auto Wrecking/Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks: Tim Callahan, Tyler Fulton, Isaac Paden, Jacob Rice, Michael Thompson, Ed Haylett, Justin Bailey, Nick Steiger, Karlee Longwell, Darrell Lawson, Jr., Pete Blazak, William Haylett, Josh Rathbun, Alan Perry, Shane Shook, Summer Pitts, Ray Seibert (DNS).

Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints: Roman Jones, Sammy Darby, Maddie Bova, Chase Metheney, Austin Cavanaugh, Ayden Cipriano, Jordan Simmons.


 

Dale Gosselin Hangs on at Autodrome Granby for First Lucas Oil ESS Victory

By MIKE MALLETT

GRANBY, QUE – Dale Gosselin drove the best race of his career on Friday night at Autodrome Granby to score his first ever Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint A-Main feature victory. The St. Pie, Que, driver was challenged throughout the 25-lap affair, but he maintained his composure and more importantly the lead.

Gosselin never gave up on what he thought was the best groove which to him was the outside of the speedway. He worked that lane throughout the entire distance to park in his Mach 1 Chassis No. 3G in Victory Lane. Gosselin also had some luck on his side as the left rear tire on his car exploded as he came down the backstretch on the cooldown lap.

“This is awesome to win my first race,” said Gosselin in his best English. “I don’t have any words for this good night. This is awesome.”

Parker Evans opened the race by leading the first two circuits before Gosselin got a run on the outside of turns three and four to take the lead on the third circuit. From there Gosselin began to open up the advantage on Evans as well as the rest of the field.

By lap nine Gosselin found himself working cars running at the tail of the pack. Although some were in his preferred lane, he never moved off the top side as he waited for an opening to get by. This allowed Evans as well as Jason Barney to move themselves into contention for the lead.

“The traffic was really tough,” commented Gosselin. “The car just worked on the top so I did the best I could and stayed up there.”

As the lap clicked higher Evans closed while Barney was fighting off challenges from Yan Bilodeau and Alex Vigneault. The young Quebec duo where all over Barney as they each searched for the fast line around the half-mile oval.

Evans began making his move as the field took the five to go signal. Evans moved in to the back-side of Gosselin just waiting for a chance. He stalked Gosselin before pulling up next to him at the exit of turn four. They raced down the frontstretch with Evans in front as they reached the first corner.

Before another lap could be scored Dave Axton slowed with mechanical issues bringing out the first yellow of the race. A double-file restart placed Gosselin on the outside with Evans to his left. At the green Gosselin got the jump with Barney sailing into second only to have the move negated as Alain Bergeron spun in the first corner.

With the second caution coming on the same lap a single-file start was called for. Gosselin now had the advantage of being out in front all by himself at the green. He paced the field through turns one and two before Evans shot underneath him in turns three and four. He came up but was unable to grasp the lead from Gosselin.

“I knew the bottom line didn’t have a lot of forward bite exiting the corners,” said Gosselin. “I knew I was okay on the top.”

Gosselin went on to secure the $2,100 Mach 1 Chassis A-Main victory over Evans. For the Owego, N.Y., driver, Evans the second place finish was a much needed pick me up for him and the team after a tough outing on Tuesday night at the I-88 Speedway where he got upside down.

“I just waited too long to make my move I guess,” commented Evans after the feature. “I knew he was going to think I was going to wait until last lap there. I could see that he was blistering his tires running the top. I saw the rubber coming in so I tried to save a little bit for the end. Jason got underneath me on the first restart so I knew we were out of tires. I had to go sooner rather than later. If I was going to take a shot I had to take it there because I couldn’t have waited another lap. It’s just the way it shook out. He (Gosselin) drove a heck of race through lapped traffic. That was fun.”

Barney, of Brewerton, N.Y., finished the race in the third spot. The look of disappointment was obvious on the face of the veteran as he had a shot at the win taken away by the second caution on the 22nd lap. Even though he didn’t win, he was able to earn a couple more points on Steve Poirier as the two battle for the 2016 championship as Poirier finished sixth.

“Coming in here we were trying to just stay as close to Steve (Poirier) as we could,” mentioned Barney. “This isn’t a place that we come expecting to get an edge up on him. We had a good race car tonight and a good opportunity and didn’t make the best of it. We’ll take the third and move on to tomorrow.”

Bilodeau was able to keep Vigneault at bay to finish in the fourth position while Vigneault had to settle for a career best finish with ESS in fifth.

ESS/Granby Notes - A good field of 25 sprints in the pits in front of a packed house....Anthony Cain made his first ESS start in many years but motor issues saw him a DNQ...Shawn Donath's hard luck 2016 continued with rear-end issues during his heat. He went to the back up mount and pulled in early during the A-Main.

Mach 1 Chassis A-Main – Dale Gosselin ($2,100), Parker Evans ($1,225), Jason Barney ($1,025), Yan Bilodeau ($855), Alex Vigneault ($790), Steve Poirier ($905), Paul Kinney ($655), Michael Parent ($645), Jeff Cook ($685), Devin Caron ($675), Tommy Wickham ($610), Paulie Colagiovanni ($595), Tim Axton ($525), Matt Tanner ($565), Lee Ladouceur ($510), Brandon Kidd ($705), Alain Bergeron ($550), Dave Axton ($500), Chris Jones ($500), Chuck Hebing ($550), Shawn Donath ($550), Chad Miller ($500)

Did Not Qualify – Guillaume Neiderer ($250), Anthony Cain ($250), Dan Douville ($250)

Lap Leaders – Evans, (1-2) Gosselin (3-25)

Car Mate Trailers Heat 1 – Hebing, Bilodeau, Vigneault, Evans, Wickham, Jones

Car Mate Trailers Heat 2 – Cook, Poirier, T. Axton, Tanner, Kinney, D. Axton

Car Mate Trailers Heat 3 – Gosselin, Parent, Barney, Bergeron, Kidd, Caron

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Colagiovanni, Miller, Donath, Ladouceur

Bonuses:

Beard Sewer and Drain Best Time - Hebing, Poirier, Gosselin - $25

Insinger Fuels Hard Charger – Caron (9 pos.) $50

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Gosselin $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Colagiovanni $50

E&V Energy – Bergeron, Tanner $50

Ohsweken Speedway 21st Anniversary –Donath $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Vigneault $35

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Hebing, Cook, Gosselin $25

911 Restoration – Cook, Wickham $25

Lucas Oil ESS 7-12 Challenge – None - $400 Aug. 27 at RPM

Hoosier Tires – Kidd $200

Vahlco Wheels – Poirier $190

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Miller Opens 61st annual Jim Albert Memorial Gold Cup at Castrol Raceway With NSA Shootout Victory

Inside Line Promotions - EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada (Aug. 26, 2016) - Kelly Miller claimed Round 3 of the NSA Shootout on Friday during the opening night of the 61st annual Jim Albert Memorial Gold Cup at Castrol Raceway.

Miller took the lead from polesitter Travis Rilat on Lap 4 and maintained the top spot despite a slew of cautions for the triumph.

Trey Starks made a late-race pass on Rilat to record the runner-up result with Skylar Gee placing fourth and Casey Adams fifth.

Gee opened the night by setting quick time during qualifying before Rilat, Jared Peterson and Adams each won a heat race. Tom Watts was the B Main winner.

The 61st annual Jim Albert Memorial Gold Cup wraps up on Saturday when the main event pays $4,000 to win.

Additionally, the NSA Shootout would like to thank Dewar Western Inc., Joan Albert and Family, Carlan Services, Ron Hodgson Chevrolet, North American Diesel Performance, Northern Collision, Central Tire, B&R Recovery Inc., All West Auto Parts, Xtreme Oilfield Technologies, SpeedMart, Castrol Raceway, DC Signs, King Racing Products, 82 Ave Lo-Cost Automatic Transmission, Triple X Racing Components, CRI Rutz Racing, ProWest Motorsports, Airways Country Inn, Blackjacks Roadhouse and Pulse Racing Innovations for support of the event.

NSA Shootout Race Report: Round 3 at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on Aug. 26, 2016 -

Qualifying: 1. 99-Skylar Gee; 2. 16-David Miller; 3. 12-Casey Adams; 4. 8r-Trey Starks; 5. 2jr-Kelly Miller; 6. 98-Joe Ramaker; 7. 39c-Travis Rilat; 8. 19-Dennis MacEachern; 9. 35m-Cody Masse; 10. 2-Kyle Evans; 11. 36-Chevy Goodhope; 12. 97-Matthew Dusseault; 13. 22-Eric Fisher; 14. 8j-Jared Peterson; 15. 11eh-Marc Dupperon; 16. 57-Ed Wiersma; 17. 38-Trevor Turnbull; 18. 14-Kyle Vanulden; 19. 6-Tom Watts; 20. 3-Jordan Milne; 21. 10-Brody Anderson; 22. 51-Jeff Bienert; 23. 34-Johnny Wiersma; 24. 0-Cal Hawkes; 25. 69-Jordan Malene; 26. 9-Sean MacDonell.

Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 39c-Travis Rilat (4); 2. 99-Skylar Gee (6); 3. 8r-Trey Starks (5); 4. 22-Eric Fisher (2); 5. 2-Kyle Evans (3); 6. 57-Ed Wiersma (1); 7. 6-Tom Watts (7); 8. 51-Jeff Bienert (8); 9. 69-Jordan Malene (9).

Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 8j-Jared Peterson (2); 2. 38-Trevor Turnbull (1); 3. 2jr-Kelly Miller (5); 4. 19-Dennis MacEachern (4); 5. 36-Chevy Goodhope (3); 6. 16-David Miller (6); 7. 34-Johnny Wiersma (8); 8. 3-Jordan Milne (7); 9. 9-Sean MacDonell (DNS).

Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. 12-Casey Adams (6); 2. 97-Matthew Dusseault (3); 3. 11eh-Marc Dupperon (2); 4. 98-Joe Ramaker (5); 5. 35m-Cody Masse (4); 6. 10-Brody Anderson (7); 7. 0-Cal Hawkes (8); 8. 14-Kyle Vanulden (DNS).

B Main (12 Laps/Top 4 Transfer): 1. 6-Tom Watts (2); 2. 10-Brody Anderson (4); 3. 34-Johnny Wiersma (6); 4. 51-Jeff Bienert (5); 5. 57-Ed Wiersma (1); 6. 0-Cal Hawkes (7); 7. 3-Jordan Milne (3); 8. 69-Jordan Malene (DNS); 9. 14-Kyle Vanulden (DNS); 10. 9-Sean MacDonell (DNS).

Feature (25 Laps): 1. 2jr-Kelly Miller (2); 2. 8r-Trey Starks (6); 3. 39c-Travis Rilat (1); 4. 99-Skylar Gee (5); 5. 12-Casey Adams (3); 6. 9j-Jared Peterson (8); 7. 2-Kyle Evans (15); 8. 10-Brody Anderson (18); 9. 6-Tom Watts (17); 10. 51-Jeff Bienert (20); 11. 22-Eric Fisher (13); 12. 36-Chevy Goodhope (16); 13. 35m-Cody Masse (14); 14. 11eh-Marc Dupperon (12); 15. 19-Dennis MacEachern (11); 16. 38-Trevor Turnbull (10); 17. 98-Joe Ramaker (7); 18. 16-David Miller (4); 19. 97-Matthew Dusseault (9); 20. 34-Johnny Wiersma (DNS).

(Drivers opened the night by qualifying. The fastest qualifier earned 50 points with each subsequent position dropping by one point. Heat races were inverted by six with the heat race winner receiving 50 points and each subsequent position dropping by three points. The top six in combined qualifying and heat race points advanced to the feature redraw and the top 16 to the A Main.)

2016 NSA SHOOTOUT -

Dates :

JULY 15 - Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. - (RAINED OUT)

JULY 16 - Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. - (WINNER: AARON REUTZEL)

AUG. 26 - Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - (WINNER: KELLY MILLER)

AUG. 27 - Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Gold Cup

SEPT. 9 - Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. - $2,000 to win

SEPT. 10 - Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. - $7,500 to win, $500 to start

Type : 360ci winged sprint cars

Rules : ASCS

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BMPSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NSA_Shootout

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NSA-Shootout-270333829988406/?fref=ts

THE EVENT -

The inaugural NSA Shootout features six total 360ci winged sprint car races - four at Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont., and two at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - this summer. All races have elevated pay and the event will showcase feature bonuses as well as a points fund.

RACE FORMAT -

All cars will qualify with the fastest qualifier earning 50 points. Each subsequent position drops one point. If there are 32 or more cars there will be split qualifying.

Heat races are inverted by six with the fastest qualifier lining up on the outside of the third row for the first heat race, the second fastest qualifier on the outside of the third row for the second heat race, etc. Heat race winners receive 50 points with each subsequent position dropping three points.

The top six drivers in combined qualifying and heat race points advance into the dash, which will be lined up via a redraw. Drivers ranked seven through 16 are locked into the main event with the B main transferring the top four into the back of the A Main.

POINTS FUND -

A points fund of at least $5,000 is up for grabs. Additional details will be released later.

FEATURE BONUSES -

Any driver who wins three of the six NSA Shootout main events will receive a $1,000 bonus. Four A Main victories nets a $1,500 bonus with five triumphs providing a $2,000 bonus. Sweeping all six races is worth an extra $2,500.

BILLINGS MOTORSPORTS PARK -

Billings Motorsports Park , also known as BMP Speedway, is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval located in Billings, Mont. The track hosts weekly racing from the middle of May through late September. For more information, visit http://www.BMPSpeedway.com.

CASTROL RACEWAY -

Castrol Raceway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile dirt track located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It showcases weekly racing and special events from May through October. For more information, visit http://www.CastrolRaceway.com.

 

 

Stien Captures Jackson Motorplex Championship as Martin, Thompson and Schriever Win Main Events

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Aug. 26, 2016) - Mike Stien is the first official track champion of the season at Jackson Motorplex as he claimed the Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars 305 title on Friday during Livewire Printing and Pizza Ranch Night.

Chris Martin, Tyler Thompson and Alex Schriever were the feature winners of the night at the half-mile oval.

Martin capped the night by outlasting Lee Grosz for his second victory of the season at Jackson Motorplex in the Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars class, which featured the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series.

"I knew from the beginning that the start would be important," Martin said. "I tried not to miss my marks and keep the momentum up. There's some really good competitors like Scott Winters and Lee Grosz here that have been around these places a lot. It's awesome beating them."

Winters finished third, Bill Boles scored a fourth-place result and Skylar Prochaska charged from 15th to fifth.

The race was slowed five times, including two red flags before the first lap was completed. Martin led the distance as Grosz advanced into third place on Lap 4 and into second place on Lap 10.

Ryan Bowers, Casey Friedrichsen, Justin Jacobsma and Boles all claimed a heat race triumph.

Points leader Gregg Bakker won the B Main before he rallied from 17th to 10th place in the main event to maintain the lead in the championship standings.

Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars

Thompson came out on top of a torrid battle between himself and Brady Forbrook throughout the Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars feature.

While Thompson from start to finish, Forbrook stayed within striking distance until the checkered flag was waved.

"I knew as soon as we got to lapped traffic I had to make something happen and get a lapped car between us," Thompson said.

Brandon Geldner rounded out the podium with Elliot Amdahl finishing fourth and Stien fifth.

Forbrook, Luke Hanning and Mike Sargent each won a heat race.

Heartland Racing Association Non-Wing Sprints

Schriever charged from eighth to capture the Heartland Racing Association non-wing sprints main event win despite a late-race caution.

"I figured we were pretty good off because we hadn't seen anyone the whole race," he said. "These guys had it on a rail tonight. Hats off to them."

Miles Grein held off 12th-starting Clinton Bruns for the runner-up position with Nate Laugen placing fourth and Rob Caho Sr. fifth.

Rob Sharits and Schriever were the heat race winners.

Racing will return to Jackson Motorplex on Saturday when the program features the final points night of the season for the Wilmont Oil IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine & Marine IMCA sport mods, Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA hobby stocks, Boji Bay Water Park IMCA sport compacts and After Hours Graphics & Tees IMCA stock cars. Also, IMCA vintage modifieds and stock cars will be in action.

Tickets for Saturday's event are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors ages 65 and older, $6 for students ages 13 to 18 and free for children ages 12 and younger. Pit passes are $30.

The pits will open at 4 p.m. with the main gates opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled for 7 p.m.

Last-Deck ® 360 Sprint Cars Race Report: Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on Aug. 26, 2016 -

Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 199-Ryan Bowers (2); 2. 4j-Lee Grosz (5); 3. 42-Kevin Flowers (4); 4. 11x-Gregg Bakker (3); 5. 35-Skylar Prochaska (7); 6. 20g-Chris Graf (6); 7. 22-Tony Norem (8); 8. 1-Dean Brown (1).

Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 20-Casey Friedrichsen (6); 2. 13mj-Brandon Halverson (7); 3. 3x-Jordon Martens (4); 4. 17b-Ryan Bickett (5); 5. 33-James Broty (1); 6. 7-Kaley Gharst (3); 7. 75c-Casey Heser (2).

Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. 10j-Justin Jacobsma (2); 2. 44-Chris Martin (3); 3. 32-Dalton Johnson (1); 4. 5-Mark Toews (4); 5. 2-Derrik Lusk (5); 6. 63-Jerry Richert Jr. (7); 7. 03-Jamey Ogston (6).

Heat Race #4 (8 Laps): 1. 2h-Bill Boles (2); 2. 23w-Scott Winters (1); 3. 7d-Dave Becker (3); 4. 6-Carson McCarl (5); 5. 85-Jason Tostenson (6); 6. 29-Leigh Thomas (4); 7. 23-Brandon Bosma (7).

B Main (8 Laps/Top 4 Transfer): 1. 11x-Gregg Bakker (1); 2. 2-Derrik Lusk (3); 3. 85-Jason Tostenson (2); 4. 63-Jerry Richert Jr. (4); 5. 20g-Chris Graf (6); 6. 33-James Broty (5); 7. 7-Kaley Gharst (9); 8. 03-Jamey Ogston (11); 9. 23-Brandon Bosma (10); 10. 29-Leigh Thomas (8); 11. 1-Dean Brown (13); 12. 22-Tony Norem (DNS); 13. 75c-Casey Heser (DNS).

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 44-Chris Martin (2); 2. 4j-Lee Grosz (6); 3. 23w-Scott Winters (1); 4. 2h-Bill Boles (3); 5. 35-Skylar Prochaska (15); 6. 17b-Ryan Bickett (12); 7. 199-Ryan Bowers (5); 8. 2-Derrik Lusk (18); 9. 13mj-Brandon Halverson (7); 10. 11x-Gregg Bakker (17); 11. 42-Kevin Flowers (9); 12. 10j-Justin Jacobsma (4); 13. 32-Dalton Johnson (14); 14. 85-Jason Tostenson (19); 15. 7d-Dave Becker (11); 16. 20-Casey Friedrichsen (8); 17. 3x-Jordon Martens (10); 18. 6-Carson McCarl (13); 19. 5-Mark Toews (15); 20. 63-Jerry Richert Jr. (20).

Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars Race Report: Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on Aug. 26, 2016 -

Heat Race #1 (6 Laps): 1. 5-Brady Forbrook (2); 2. 05-Colin Smith (5); 3. 51-Corey Kautz (3); 4. 75-Brandon Geldner (6); 5. 77-Taylor Ryan (4); 6. 33s-Jeremy Schultz (7); 7. 2-Neil Stevens (DNS).

Heat Race #2 (6 Laps): 1. 78-Luke Hanning (2); 2. 4s-Mike Stien (6); 3. 51a-Elliot Amdahl (5); 4. 05a-Brandon Allen (3); 5. 11-Dayln Cody (1); 6. 3z-Matt Ziebarth (4).

Heat Race #3 (6 Laps): 1. 4x-Mike Sargent (1); 2. 1b-Brett Geldner (4); 3. 7l-Jesse Lindberg (2); 4. 48-Tyler Thompson (5); 5. 4sn-Nate Eakin (6); 6. 11a-Bruce Anderson (3).

A Feature (15 Laps): 1. 48-Tyler Thompson (1); 2. 5-Brady Forbrook (2); 3. 75-Brandon Geldner (7); 4. 51a-Elliot Amdahl (5); 5. 4s-Mike Stien (4); 6. 05a-Brandon Allen (3); 7. 4sn-Nate Eakin (15); 8. 1b-Brett Geldner (11); 9. 7l-Jesse Lindberg (9); 10. 11a-Bruce Anderson (18); 11. 78-Luke Hanning (8); 12. 33s-Jeremy Schultz (16); 13. 4x-Mike Sargent (12); 14. 77-Taylor Ryan (13); 15. 51-Corey Kautz (10); 16. 05-Colin Smith (6); 17. 3z-Matt Ziebarth (17); 18. 11-Dayln Cody (DNS); 19. 2-Neil Stevens (DNS).

Heartland Racing Association Non-Wing Sprints Race Report: Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on Aug. 26, 2016 -

Heat Race #1 (6 Laps): 1. 14-Rob Sharits (2); 2. 18-Nate Laugen (5); 3. 88-Rob Caho Sr. (6); 4. 7-Rick Jansma (1); 5. 2-Leon DeBoer (3); 6. 0x-Brandon Stevenson (4).

Heat Race #2 (6 Laps): 1. 0-Alex Schriever (5); 2. 13-Dave Murphy (2): 3. 38-Miles Grein (4); 4. 91-Kourtney Pederson (3); 5. 51-Doug Martens (6); 6. 7x-Clinton Bruns (DNS).

A Feature (15 Laps): 1. 0-Alex Schriever (8); 2. 38-Miles Grein (4); 3. 7x-Clinton Bruns (12); 4. 18-Nate Laugen (1); 5. 88-Rob Caho Sr. (3).

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Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated half-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays and Saturdays from May through September with 410ci winged sprint cars, 360ci winged sprint cars, IMCA a mods, IMCA stock cars, IMCA sport mods, IMCA hobby stocks and IMCA sport compacts among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com.

 

Attica Raceway Park

By Brian Liskai

Attica, Ohio – Sometimes a crash in racing can benefit a race team. Such is the case for Gibsonburg, Ohio’s Stuart Brubaker and the Burmeister Racing team.

Last week Brubaker was involved in a crash in his heat. And while the crew made repairs and he raced in the feature, the chassis was bent. The team put together an old car from last year that had been repaired, and carried Brubaker to his first 410 sprint feature win of the year Friday at Attica Raceway Park. Brubaker would lead all 30 laps for his fifth career win at Attica but it wasn’t easy as he had to survive a one lap sprint to the checkers after a red on the last lap on Kistler Racing Products/Custom Chrome Plating Night.

“This is absolutely huge. We’ve been struggling the whole year. We would have some decent runs and this and that and fighting cars. I’ve been wanting this car back. I didn’t want to crash the other one to get it out. But I told Mikey (Sommers, crew chief) after we crashed the other one ‘if you don’t put this one together I’m not going to show up the next day.’ This car took care of us last year and we put it together and look where we are standing. I have to thank Tony Beaber for fixing it a couple of months ago. We parked it for Bryan (Clauson) tonight,” said Brubaker beside his Dave Story Equipment; Adkins Sanitation; Burmeister Plowing & Mowing; Burmeister’s Trophy; Advantage Ford Lincoln; Stephen P. Mapus Productive Tools & Equipment; Meggitt’s Sandblasting and Powder Coating backed #16.

Monclova, Ohio’s Byron Reed would finish second and wrapped up Attica’s 2016 championship, his second consecutive track title and his eighth overall at the track.

“It was a really good year. It’s definitely a fluke. I didn’t intend to do this…just kind of the way things worked out. Car was good all year and the crew did a great job all year. The crew did it tonight again. We had trouble early and they thrashed on it all night and it was really good,” said Reed.

Doug Drown is having another phenomenal year in a late model. The Wooster, Ohio driver drove from his eighth starting spot into the lead by lap three and drove away for his 7th win of the year at Attica in a non-stop 25 lap affair. It was his 20th career win at the track and moves him into second on the all-time win list only two behind Rusty Schlenk. Overall Drown has recorded 16 wins in 2016.

“I was anticipating about 10 laps to get to the front. I hit the top and I don’t know what everyone else was doing. It was like ‘here, have it.’ The car was phenomenal and the guys did a great job again. Congrats to Matt Irey on his championship. That team with the consistency they had this year…it’s great to have another Swartz Chassis in victory lane. This is my first championship night win in my 17 year career. Car’s working good and hopefully we can keep it going next week when the Lucas Oil series comes here. Last year I choked and over tightened my car for the feature and killed my right rear in like 10 laps. Hopefully we can just keep doing what we have been. We ran the same tires we did last week and still didn’t touch them,” Drown said beside his Halls Auto Sales; Malcuit Racing Engines; Nationwide Vehicle Protection; Wooster Glass; Kar Konnections backed #240.

Mansfield, Ohio’s Matt Irey would drive to a fourth place finish, good enough to claim the 2016 Attica late model championship. It is his first track title.

“I can’t complain about this year. It had its ups and downs but this definitely is an up for us. It was a sticky situation tonight. I didn’t want to take myself out of it. I knew I had to be there in the end. I knew if I got a top four I had it wrapped up,” said Irey.

Fremont, Ohio’s Jamie Miller would utilize the high line to take the lead on lap five of the 305 sprint feature and built up a nearly 8.5 second lead – more than half a track until a caution flew with seven laps to go. But, when the green flew so did Miller, pulling away for his third win of the year at Attica. It was the 15th of his career at the track and he ties DJ Foos for 7th on the track’s all-time win list for the division.

“I knew we were pretty good when I came up to lap Paul Weaver. Either we were pretty good or he was pretty bad. Car felt good. We’ve been running decent all year,” said Miller beside his Western Lake Erie Insulation Industry; Fostoria Mod Shop; Advanced Industrial; Crown Battery; Pioneer Quick Lube; Quarterback Transportation; Jamie Miller Trucking; Dick’s Auto Supply backed #66.

Paul Weaver of Fremont, Ohio, had to come out of the B-main and then charged from 16th to an eighth place finish to wrap up the 305 sprint track championship. It is his second 305 track title at Attica.

“It was one of those nights you just have to finish. I knew when I drew the bad pill and didn’t make it through and had to run the B-main…biggest thing is don’t screw up. I had a 10th place car and I didn’t push it that hard and lose the championship,” said Weaver.

Fostoria, Ohio’s Shawn Valenti would dominate the dirt truck feature and took the victory for the second straight week. It is his 11th career truck win at the track and he ties Cory Ward for second on the all-time win list for the division, just two behind Art Ball.

“I got lucky pulling the number one starting spot and set sail. Give me a cushion to beat off of and we’re going to be hard to beat. I have to thank Craig Miller Trucking, KS Sales and Service, Gressman Powersports, JP Enterprise, Real Geese Decoys…without all these guys we couldn’t do this,” said Valenti.

In the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprint 30-lap feature, Brubaker and Tim Shaffer brought the field to green with Brubaker gaining the advantage over DJ Foos, Shaffer, Cole Duncan, Shawn Valenti, Jody Keegan, Travis Philo and Byron Reed. Brubaker quickly pulled away as Foos and Shaffer battled for second.

Brubaker caught the back of the field by lap seven as Foos, Shaffer, Duncan, Chris Andrews, Reed and Keegan gave chase. The caution would fly on lap 12 for a Tyler Gunn spin. On the ensuing restart Jody Keegan would tumble off turn one and while he was uninjured, his night was done. When the green flew Brubaker pulled away as Shaffer slid into second. Brubaker again caught the back of the pack on lap 19 but Shaffer couldn’t close as Foos battled Duncan for third while Reed and Andrews fought for fifth.

With seven laps to go Shaffer was eating away at Brubaker’s advantage ever so slightly with Foos, Reed, Duncan and Andrews in pursuit. After taking the white flag, Foos would tangle with Philo and Andrews while battling for third, sending Foos upside down on the front stretch and setting up a one lap shoot-out for the win. Brubaker got an excellent restart and pulled away for the victory as Reed got around Shaffer for second. Andrews came home fourth with Philo rounding out the top five.

In the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model feature, Rick Bond and Cody Scott brought the field to green for the 25 lap affair. Bond took the lead over Larry Bellman, Scott, Irey, Rusty Schlenk and Ryan Markham. Drown drove from his eighth starting position to third by the second lap and into the lead on lap three.

Drown pulled away as Bellman and Bond battled for second with Schlenk, Scott, Markham and Irey waging a terrific race for fourth. Schlenk drove into second on lap seven but could not make up ground on Drown. Drown encountered lapped traffic y the 14th circuit with Schlenk and Markham now battling for second. Markham took the runner-up spot on lap 19 and slowly ate away at Drown’s lead.

Drown picked his way through traffic and drove to the win over Markham, Schlenk, Irey and Scott.

In the 25-lap Fremont Fence 305 Sprint feature, Tyler Street and Jordan Ryan brought the field to green with Street gaining the advantage over Ryan, Luke Griffith, Dan McCarron, Miller, Ricky Peterson, Steve Rando and Matt Foos. After a lap was complete Kelsey Ivy would tangle with an infield tractor tire, ending her night. When the green flew Street continued to lead Ryan as Miller blasted into third. Miller took second on lap four and drove around Street for the lead on lap five.

Miller rocketed away and encountered lapped traffic by lap nine as Street battled Ryan for second with Rando, Griffith and Peterson racing hard for fourth. Miller had a half track lead when the caution flew for Rando on lap 18. On the restart Miller would drive away from Ryan with Street, Foos and Peterson giving chase. Miller went unchallenged to the checkers with Ryan, Foos, Peterson and Street rounding out the top five. However, Foos failed to go to the scales after the feature and was credited with a last place finish.

A multi-truck pile-up marred the opening lap of the dirt truck feature. But, when the green flew so did Valenti. Valenti drove away the last 14 laps for the win with Cory McCaughey, Keith Sorg, Brian Sorg and Jeff Ward rounding out the top five.

Attica Raceway Park will wrap up the 2016 season with the Attica Ambush on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 2 and 3. On Friday the Lucas Oil Late Model Series will battle for $10,000 to win with the Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series presented by KS Sales and Service battling for $5,000 to win for the 410 sprints. On Saturday it’s the first ever Dirt Classic featuring the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions going for $10,000 to win. The late models and 305 sprints will also be in action Saturday.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com

Attica Raceway Park

Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Kistler Racing Products/Custom Chrome Plating Night

Starting Position [*]

410 Sprints – O’Reilly Auto Parts

Qualifying

1.73-Chris Andrews, 12.321; 2.60-Jody Keegan, 12.423; 3.5T-Travis Philo, 12.528; 4.45L-Brian Lay, 12.578; 5.23-DJ Foos, 12.668; 6.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.701; 7.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.737; 8.5R-Byron Reed, 12.815; 9.91-Cale Thomas, 12.854; 10.9X-Cole Duncan, 12.856; 11.49-Tim Shaffer, 12.897; 12.5B-Chade Blonde, 12.898; 13.33M-Caleb Griffith, 12.900; 14.7-Shawn Valenti, 12.927; 15.38-Dean Jacobs, 12.940; 16.9-Jordan Ryan, 12.954; 17.59-Bryan Nuckles, 13.006; 18.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.067; 19.7S-Joe Swanson, 13.080; 20.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.096; 21.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.173; 22.15H-Mitch Harble, 14.056;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 9X-Cole Duncan[3] ; 2. 7-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 3. 49-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 4. 38-Dean Jacobs[5] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[8] ; 6. 8J-Jess Stiger[6] ; 7. 91-Cale Thomas[4] ; 8. 3J-Trey Jacobs[7]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 5R-Byron Reed[1] ; 2. 16-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[4] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 5. 9-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 6. 33M-Caleb Griffith[5] ; 7. 15H-Mitch Harble[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 2. 73-Chris Andrews[4] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[1] ; 4. 60-Jody Keegan[3] ; 5. 5B-Chade Blonde[5] ; 6. 59-Bryan Nuckles[6] ; 7. 7S-Joe Swanson[7]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 16-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[9] ; 3. 49-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 4. 73-Chris Andrews[7] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[10] ; 6. 9X-Cole Duncan[4] ; 7. 9-Jordan Ryan[15] ; 8. 5B-Chade Blonde[13] ; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[14] ; 10. 45L-Brian Lay[6] ; 11. 8J-Jess Stiger[17] ; 12. 59-Bryan Nuckles[16] ; 13. 68G-Tyler Gunn[12] ; 14. 7-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 15. 23-DJ Foos[3] ; 16. 7S-Joe Swanson[19] ; 17. 60-Jody Keegan[8] ; 18. 38-Dean Jacobs[11] ; 19. 15H-Mitch Harble[18]

Hard Charger: 9-Jordan Ryan +8

305 Sprints – Fremont Fence

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

1. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 2. 66-Jamie Miller[2] ; 3. 22M-Dan McCarron[4] ; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[5] ; 5. 4T-James Taddeo[7] ; 6. 1X-Dustin Dinan[9] ; 7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[8] ; 8. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[3] ; 9. 94K-Kevin Mingus[6]

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

1. 1XX-Jordan Ryan[2] ; 2. 11G-Luke Griffith[3] ; 3. 39C-Scott Riley[1] ; 4. 8-Matt Foos[4] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 6. 1W-Paul Weaver[7] ; 7. 45-Trevor Baker[8] ; 8. 51-Chase Dunham[6]

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

1. 4*-Tyler Street[1] ; 2. 2-Ricky Peterson[6] ; 3. 9R-Dustin Rall[2] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[3] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[5] ; 6. 41-Thomas Schinderle[8] ; 7. 25-Jason Keckler[7] ; 8. 2L-Landon LaLonde[4]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[2] ; 2. 1X-Dustin Dinan[1] ; 3. 41-Thomas Schinderle[3] ; 4. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[4] ; 5. 25-Jason Keckler[6] ; 6. 45-Trevor Baker[5] ; 7. 2L-Landon LaLonde[9] ; 8. 94K-Kevin Mingus[10] ; 9. 51-Chase Dunham[8] ; 10. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 66-Jamie Miller[3] ; 2. 1XX-Jordan Ryan[2]; 3. 2-Ricky Peterson[8] ; 4. 4*-Tyler Street[1] ; 5. 11G-Luke Griffith[4] ; 6. 77I-John Ivy[10] ; 7. 12-Kyle Capodice[11] ; 8. 1W-Paul Weaver[16] ; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron[6] ; 10. 1X-Dustin Dinan[17] ; 11. 36-Seth Schneider[15] ; 12. 25-Jason Keckler[20] ; 13. 9R-Dustin Rall[7] ; 14. 4T-James Taddeo[13] ; 15. 39C-Scott Riley[12] ; 16. 41-Thomas Schinderle[18] ; 17. 19R-Steve Rando[9] ; 18. 7M-Brandon Moore[14] ; 19. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[19]; 20. 8-Matt Foos [5]

Hard Charger: 1W-Paul Weaver +8

Late Models – Summit Racing Equipment

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

1. 007-Rick Bond[2] ; 2. 5M-Ryan Markham[3] ; 3. 31AUS-Paul Stubber[5] ; 4. 49-Brian Ruhlman[7] ; 5. 1DJ-DJ Miller[6] ; 6. 4M-Jamie Miller[1] ; 7. 27-Ken Hahn[4]

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

1. 51-Devin Shiels[1] ; 2. 240-Doug Drown[7] ; 3. 69-John Mayes Jr.[3] ; 4. 00-Mathew Chapman[5] ; 5. 42*-Bob Mayer[4] ; 6. 16-Steve Sabo[6] ; 7. 12M-Bobby Michaels[2]

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

1. 92-Cody Scott[5] ; 2. 59-Larry Bellman[6] ; 3. 40-Wayne Maffett Jr[1] ; 4. 1N-Casey Noonan[4] ; 5. RH21-Gregg Haskell[7] ; 6. 69R-Doug Baird[2] ; 7. 9C-Troy Cattarene[3]

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

1. 36-Matt Irey[1] ; 2. 91-Rusty Schlenk[3] ; 3. 15B-Mike Bores[7] ; 4. 71-Dave Hornikel[4] ; 5. 03-Jim Gingery[2] ; 6. 06J-Jarrett Rendeo[6] ; 7. 12-Kent Brewer[5]

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

1. 1DJ-DJ Miller[1] ; 2. 42*-Bob Mayer[2] ; 3. RH21-Gregg Haskell[3] ; 4. 27-Ken Hahn[9] ; 5. 9C-Troy Cattarene[11] ; 6. 03-Jim Gingery[4] ; 7. 4M-Jamie Miller[5] ; 8. 06J-Jarrett Rendeo[8] ; 9. 69R-Doug Baird[7] ; 10. 16-Steve Sabo[6] ; 11. 12M-Bobby Michaels[10]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 240-Doug Drown[8] ; 2. 5M-Ryan Markham[7] ; 3. 91-Rusty Schlenk[5] ; 4. 36-Matt Irey[4] ; 5. 92-Cody Scott[2] ; 6. 15B-Mike Bores[10] ; 7. 59-Larry Bellman[3] ; 8. 49-Brian Ruhlman[13] ; 9. 1N-Casey Noonan[15] ; 10. 51-Devin Shiels[9] ; 11. 007-Rick Bond[1] ; 12. 31AUS-Paul Stubber[6] ; 13. 00-Mathew Chapman[14] ; 14. 27-Ken Hahn[20] ; 15. 69-John Mayes Jr.[12] ; 16. 40-Wayne Maffett Jr[11] ; 17. 1DJ-DJ Miller[17] ; 18. 42*-Bob Mayer[18] ; 19. 71-Dave Hornikel[16] ; 20. RH21-Gregg Haskell[19]

Hard Charger: 240-Doug Drown +7

Dirt Trucks -

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 7-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 2. 33W-Jeff Ward[4] ; 3. 5S-Brad Stuckey[6] ; 4. J7-John Jones[5] ; 5. 22-Scottie Leighton[9] ; 6. 51W-Thomas Anderson[3] ; 7. 22J-Jeff Warnick[2] ; 8. 2-Brian Sorg[7] ; 9. 72-Eric Potridge[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 4S-Keith Sorg[4] ; 2. 17X-Dustin Keegan[8] ; 3. 36M-Cory McCaughey[7] ; 4. 33-Brian Arnold[3] ; 5. 9-Curt Inks[1] ; 6. 18W-Cory Ward[6] ; 7. 8KB-Kody Brewer[2] ; 8. 7F-Dana Frey[5]

A-Main 1 - (15 Laps)

1. 7-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 2. 36M-Cory McCaughey[2] ; 3. 4S-Keith Sorg[6] ; 4. 2-Brian Sorg[15] ; 5. 33W-Jeff Ward[5] ; 6. 5S-Brad Stuckey[3] ; 7. 17X-Dustin Keegan[8] ; 8. 9-Curt Inks[10] ; 9. 8KB-Kody Brewer[14] ; 10. 72-Eric Potridge[17] ; 11. 7F-Dana Frey[16] ; 12. 33-Brian Arnold[4] ; 13. 18W-Cory Ward[12] ; 14. 51W-Thomas Anderson[11] ; 15. 22-Scottie Leighton[9] ; 16. J7-John Jones[7] ; 17. 22J-Jeff Warnick[13]

Hard Charger: 2-Brian Sorg +11


 

Corey McPherson seals his fourth title with his fifth win of the season! Rex King Jr., Brandon Spithaler & Matt Lux win features Mat Williamson, Jack Sodeman Jr. & Alex Ferree crowned as Champions

Sarver, PA (August 26, 2016) Beautiful weather graced Fab4 Racing Fueled by Turner’s Premium Iced Teas Championship Night as we crowned our 2016 Track Champions. The 2016 season ended just as many night have ended the past five or six seasons; with Corey McPherson in Dlubak Powder Coatings Victory Lane. After clearing Joe Kelley and Joey Zambotti for second, McPherson reeled in and drove past 18-lap leader Aaron Easler with two to go and cruised to his fifth Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman/Stock feature win of the season to cap off his fourth title in five years.

Rex King Jr. chased his father for most of the race, but feeling the pressure from Brian Swartzlander and Mat Williamson, King eventually capitalized when King Sr. bobbled on the cushion in turn three. Once out front, King rolled to his second feature win of the season. King was followed in Dlubak Victory Lane by 2016 Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modifieds Track Champion Mat Williamson; his third title in the past four seasons.

Brandon Spithaler inherited the lead midrace when Danny Shetler flipped off turn two and had to fend off a late charge by Carl Bowser to win his second Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprint feature of the season. By virtue of his heat race win and taking the green flag in the feature, Jack Sodeman Jr. joined his Hall of Fame father as a Lernerville Sprint Champion. While the title was secured, Sodeman raced hard to a fourth place finish.

Matt Lux made it look easy, while many of his peers in the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models had mechanical and/or driver induced errors. Lux started on the pole and was never seriously challenged en route to his first feature win of the season and his third as driver of the Jim Detman #111. Despite a DNF due to self-admitted driver error, Russ King was recognized as the 2016 Late Model Champion; joining his brother Rex King Jr. as the first pair of brothers to win Lernerville Track Championships!

8.26.16

Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar 410 Sprint Feature: (25 Laps) 1. (22) Brandon Spithaler, Evans City 2. (10) Carl Bowser, Sarver 3. (56) Ralph Spithaler, Evans City 4. (13) Brandon Matus, Wampum 5. (23Jr) Jack Sodeman Jr., N. Jackson, OH 6. (8) Bryan Sebetto, Freemont, OH 7. (2) AJ Flick, Apollo 8. (24) Alex Paden, New Wilmington 9. (08) Dan Kuriger, New Brighton 10. (33) Brent Matus, Wampum 11. (38w) Dennis Wagner, New Castle 12. (40X) Cory Good, Smicksburg 13. (51) John Garvin Jr., Sarver 14. (27) Zach Morrow, Mars 15. (44) Pete Landrum, Jeanette 16. (29) James Pryde, Millhall 17. (5) Bob McMillan, Wampum 18. (7K) Dan Shetler, Johnstown 19. (24X) Sye Lynch, Apollo 20. (23) Darren Pifer, Punxsutawney Heat Winners: Jack Sodeman Jr., Brandon Matus, Bryan Sebetto B-Main Winner: Sye Lynch

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models Feature: (25 Laps) 1. (111) Matt Lux, Franklin 2. (72) Michael Norris, Sarver 3. (H1) Jared Miley, Pittsburgh 4. (10L) Gary Lyle, Hyde Park 5. (29) Ken Schaltenbrand, Sarver 6. (61) Joe Martin, Punxsutawney 7. (81) Mike Miller, Chicora 8. (4) Ed Ferree, Valencia 9. (12M) John Myers, Blairsville 10. (9) Clayton Kennedy, Mars 11. (27X) Sam Eichelberger, Level Green 12. (1C) Mike Pegher Jr, Wexford 13. (10) Alex Ferree, Saxonburg 14. (44S) Dave Hess Jr., Waterford 15. (56) Russ King, Bristolville, OH 16. (66) Todd Bachman, Natrona Heights DNS (84) Andrew Wylie, Saltsburg DNS (411) Bob Moore, Butler Heat Winners: Michael Norris, Russ King

Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modified Feature: (25 Laps) 1. (165) Rex King Jr., Bristolville, OH 2. (65) Rex King Sr., Bristolville, OH 3. (83) Brian Swartzlander, Leechburg 4. (6) Mat Williamson, St Catharine’s, ONT 5. (66M) JR McGinley, Fairmont City 6. (61) Dave Murdick, Meridian 7. (37MD) Jeremiah Shingledecker, Polk 8. (45) Steve Feder, Butler 9. (23) Jimmy Weller, Liberty, OH 10. (7Z) Rick Regalski, Slippery Rock 11. (28) Tom Winkle, Mars 12. (64) Rodney Beltz, Ellwood City 13. (83T) Tom Glenn, Barkeyville 14. (88) Shawn Fleeger, Butler 15. (03) Mark Frankhouser, Philipsburg 16. (3K) Shawn Kozar, Renfrew 17. (28K) Chelsie Kriegisch, Ellwood City 18. (71) Randy Chronister, Slippery Rock 19. (218) Travis Walsh, Mars 20. (96) Mike Turner, Herman 21. (75) Jeff Miller, Sarver DNS (35) Steve Slater, Butler DNS (3E) Eric Gabany, Mercer DNS (R13) Ralph McBride, Saxonburg Heat Winners: Jimmy Weller III, Rodney Beltz, Tom WInkle

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

Car Count Total: 91 Peoples TWP Sprints: 28 Precise Late Models: 18 Diehl Modifieds: 24 Pic-A-Part Sportsman: 21

 

EWSC mourns loss of local racer
Final race ever at Manitowoc Speedway set next Saturday

By Jeff Pederson
Pedal Down Promotions

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) August 24, 2016 – The auto racing community is as close-knit, resilient and strong as any group of people you will come across anywhere.

Local racers, pit crew members, family members, fans, sponsors and track workers have been leaning heavily on those traits since Manitowoc's Matt Schuh passed away while competing in the third Grand National division heat race during the Eastern Wisconsin Stock Car racing program, which was held as part of the Manitowoc County Fair Wednesday, Aug. 24.

Schuh suffered a medical problem while running in the race and lost consciousness before colliding with the infield guardrail. He was 27 years old.

The race was red flagged for approximately 45-minutes while safety and emergency service personnel worked to free Schuh from the car.

The EWSC Board of Directors released the following statement the day after Schuh's passing.

“On behalf of the Eastern Wisconsin Stock Cars Board of Directors and its staff, we would like to extend our deepest heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Matt Schuh, one of our drivers who passed away last night, Wednesday Aug. 24, while competing in our Grand National division at Manitowoc Speedway.”

In racing action, Brandon McMullen of Plymouth collected his first EWSC Sprint Car A main victory of the season at Manitowoc and fourth overall main event triumph of the 2016 campaign.

In the Late Model division, Taylor Scheffler of Waukesha notched his initial triumph at Manitowoc this year in the 25-lap A main. Kodiak Wirtz of Menomonee Falls collected his second Manitowoc Speedway victory of the season in the 20-lap A main event, while Travis Hansen of Brillion earned his first win of 2016 in the 20-lap Sport Mod main event.

Outside front row starter Doug Wondra of Oakfield grabbed the lead at the drop of the green flag of the time-shortened 21 lap Sprint Mar main event. Wondra held the top spot as a pair of caution flags slowed the action in the early, one for an infield cone the track on lap 2 and another shortly after when Lance Fassbender of Burnett lost a front tire on the frontstretch.

When the race resumed, eighth starter Jim Melis of Glenbeulah, who was making his first Manitowoc Speedway appearance of the year, moved into second on lap 5, while seventh starter Brandon McMullen and 12th starter Danny Schlafer of Sussex slipped into third and fourth place respectively.

On lap 14, McMullen worked past Melis to assume second place briefly before the high-riding Schlafer powered past Melis and McMullen using the outside groove to grab second place. One lap later, Schlafer bolted around Wondra to take over the top spot as the leaders worked their way through dense lapped traffic.

The third caution of the race appeared on lap 16 for the stalled car of Alex Bliesner of Plymouth along the backstretch. Another yellow flag flew when Chris Clayton of Waldo and Tony Wondra of Campbellsport each spun in turn two.

When the green flag appeared again, Schlafer moved high again in an attempt to pull away from the field. However, Schlafer’s machine suffered mechanical problems on lap 17 when found him stopped up against the turn four wall.

Schlafer’s exit allowed McMullen to take over the top position. McMullen dashed away from his rivals on the restart and quickly built up a solid cushion over the second-place car of Jim Melis.

The race was declared official when Josh Teunissen of Waldo stopped in the infield and the time limit expired on lap 21.

McMullen collected is 12th career Midwest Sprint Car Association (MSA) A main victory, followed by Jim Melis of Glenbeulah, Wondra in third. Tim Haddy of Waupun came from 10th to place fourth and 15th starter Justin Miller of Plymouth completed the top five.

In the 25-lap Late Model A main, outside front row starter Bill Rezutek of Big Bend grabbed the initial lead on lap 1, while Taylor Schleffer of Waukesha moved into the runner-up spot from his fifth starting spot.

Scheffler closed quickly on Rezutek before executing a low pass for the lead in turn three on lap 4.

The lone caution flag of the race appeared on lap 5 for a spin involving point leader Tim Buhler of Greenbush, who started eighth and seventh starter Jim Schmidt of Cleveland.

Buhler battled back from the incident quickly to battle his way into second place on lap 8. Buhler then mounted a charge to cut the gap against Scheffler, Buhler attempted a low move on the high riding Scheffler on lap 12, but the young Waukesha driver was up the challenge.

Scheffler pulled away from Buhler on lap 15 and never looked back en route to his first victory at Manitowoc this season. Buhler was second, Tom Naeyaert of Shawano took third after starting 12th, sixth starter Kyle Odekirk of Plymouth was fourth and Rezutek rounded out the top five.

Outside front row starter Matt Jackson of Sheboygan jumped into the lead on the drop of the green flag of the 20-lap Grand National main event with third starter Brian Gilles of Plymouth following close behind in second.

On lap later, Gilles moved in to challenge Jackson for the top spot before taking over the position on lap 3. Meanwhile, Kodiak Wirtz was slicing his to the front of the field from his 10th starting position.

After dueling side by side with Gilles for several laps, Wirtz surged ahead on lap 12 along the high groove. However, Gilles refused to back down as he moved in to race side-by-side with Wirtz starting again on lap 17.

Despite Gilles’ attempts to retake the lead, Wirtz rolled on to his second Grand National A main victory of the season at Manitowoc. Gilles was second, Dan Sorce of Franklin roared up from his 18th starting spot to take third, Brad Lubach of Kiel finished fourth after starting 14th and Jackson completed the top five.

The 20-lap Sport Mod A main featured action galore at the front of the field. Polesitter Justin Green of Sheboygan Falls grabbed the early lead followed by third starter Kyle Raddant of Shawano.

Following two cautions for multi-car incidents on lap 4, Travis Hansen, who started eighth, began to make his presence felt using the extreme high line to seize third place in turn one on lap 7.

For the remainder of the race, Hansen, Raddant and sixth starter Wyatt Block of Tigerton mounted an epic three-way battle for the top spot, with Hansen working high, Raddant racing low and Block lurking in the middle of the highly racy and smooth track surface.

After Raddant surged ahead briefly on lap 15, Hansen powered his way back into the lead before the lap was completed. Following another caution flag on lap 16, Hansen, Block of Raddant went at it again for the final four laps, but it was Hansen who prevailed at the finish line to earn his first Manitowoc triumph of the 2016 campaign.

Block placed second, Raddant was third, Bill Edler of Howards Grove charged up from the 12th starting spot to finish fourth and ninth starter Tom Schneider of Chilton rounded out the top five.

The evening drew a strong field of 96 cars in four divisions for a race night presented by the Manitowoc County Fair.

After 12 years of competing at the Manitowoc Speedway, EWSC will draw the curtain on racing competition the Manitowoc track with its 2016 season finale event Saturday, Sept. 3, It will be the last racing program ever to be held at the track.

The special racing program will feature all seven regular EWSC divisions, including Sprint Cars, Late Models, Grand Nationals, Modifieds, Sport Mods, Sport Fours and Thunder Trucks, with action to begin one hour earlier than normal at 6 p.m.

EWSC invites all race fans to come out to bid farewell to the Manitowoc Speedway, which has become well known in recent years for top-notch racing conditions and highly competitive action in each of its divisions.

The track and grandstands will be removed in the offseason to make way for a Meijer store.

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Sprint Cars
HEAT 1
1, Paul Pokorski. 2, Kurt Davis. 3, Al Schlafer. 4, KenJay Fiedler. 5, Tony
Wondra. 6, Randy Walter. 7, Samantha Portschy.
HEAT 2
1, Lance Fassbender. 2, Josh Teunissen. 3, Tim Haddy. 4, Douglas Pietz. 5,
Will Gerrits. 6, Mitchell Yurmanovich. 7, Andy Rein.
HEAT 3
1, Jim Melis. 2, Danny Schlafer. 3, Nich Melis. 4, Chris Clayton. 5, Dick
Kaiser. 6, Don Kiel.
HEAT 4
1, Brandon McMullen. 2, Alex Bliesner. 3, Doug Wondra. 4, Justin Miller. 5,
Tyler Brabant. 6, Anthony Knierim.
B FEATURE
1, Douglas Pietz. 2, Will Gerrits. 3, Tyler Brabant. 4, Mitchell Yurmanovich.
5, Andy Rein. 6, Dick Kaiser. 7, Randy Walter. 8, Don Kiel. 9, Anthony
Knierim. 10, Samantha Portschy.
A FEATURE
1, Brandon McMullen. 2, Jim Melis. 3, Doug Wondra. 4, Tim Haddy. 5,
Justin Miller. 6, Paul Pokorski. 7, Mitchell Yurmanovich. 8, KenJay Fiedler.
9, Douglas Pietz. 10, Al Schlafer. 11, Will Gerrits. 12, Tony Wondra. 13,
Tyler Brabant. 14, Josh Teunissen. 15, Dick Kaiser. 16, Chris Clayton. 17,
Andy Rein. 18, Danny Schlafer. 19, Nich Melis. 20, Alex Bliesner. 21, Lance
Fassbender. 22, Kurt Davis.

Late Models
HEAT 1
1, Bill Rezutek. 2, Tim Buhler. 3, Turk Letizia. 4, Kyle Odekirk. 5, Justin
Schmidt. 6, Joe Bongiorno. 7, Eric Michaels.
HEAT 2
1, Taylor Scheffler. 2, Randy Markwardt. 3, Jim Schmidt. 4, Ron Stroika. 5,
Rick Scheffler. 6, Tom Naeyaert. 7, James Letizia.
A FEATURE
1, Taylor Scheffler. 2, Tim Buhler. 3, Tom Naeyaert. 4, Kyle Odekirk. 5, Bill
Rezutek. 6, Justin Schmidt. 7, Randy Markwardt. 8, Jim Schmidt. 9, Ron
Stroika. 10, Eric Michaels. 11, James Letizia. 12, Turk Letizia. 13, Rick
Scheffler. 14, Joe Bongiorno

Grand Nationals
HEAT 1
1, Jason Dyer. 2, Kodiak Wirtz. 3, Matt Jackson. 4, Ryan Minster. 5, Kevin
Lubach. 6, Dan Sorce. 7, Jeffery Krizan.
HEAT 2
1, Brian Gilles. 2, Nick Schumacher. 3, Steven Weber. 4, Noah Wachowiacz.
5, Don Schumacher. 6, Charlie Sancinati. 7, Shane Long.
HEAT 3
1, Josh Pierce. 2, Donny Kulow. 3, Justin Erickson. 4, Kevin Naidl. 5, Brett
Wachowiacz. 6, Matt Schuh.
HEAT 4
1, Tim Simon. 2, Jesse James Cullen. 3, Daniel Schumacher. 4, Tyler
Kulow. 5, Brad Lubach. 6, Jerry Winkler
B FEATURE
1, Ryan Minster. 2, Brad Lubach. 3, Tyler Kulow. 4, Charlie Sancinati. 5,
Noah Wachowiacz. 6, Dan Sorce. 7, Kevin Naidl. 8, Jerry Winkler. 9, Jeffery
Krizan. 10, Kevin Lubach. 11, Shane Long. 12, Brett Wachowiacz. 13, Don
Schumacher.
A FEATURE
1, Kodiak Wirtz. 2, Brian Gilles. 3, Dan Sorce. 4, Brad Lubach. 5, Matt
Jackson. 6, Justin Erickson. 7, Tim Simon. 8, Ryan Minster. 9, Nick
Schumacher. 10, Donny Kulow. 11, Tyler Kulow. 12, Charlie Sancinati. 13,
Steven Weber. 14, Jason Dyer. 15, Josh Pierce. 16, Jerry Winkler. 17, Noah
Wachowiacz. 18, Daniel Schumacher. 19, Jesse James Cullen. 20, Kevin
Naidl

Calibre Coatings Unlimited Sport Mods
HEAT 1
1, Wyatt Block. 2, Brian Bruechert. 3, Justin Green. 4, Conor Iverson. 5,
Chad Vetting. 6, Spencer Long. 7, Scott Besaw. 8, Shaun Bangart.
HEAT 2
1, Travis Arenz. 2, Cody Schroeder. 3, Hunter Parsons. 4, Adam Peschek. 5,
Jayden Schmidt. 6, Andrew Meyerhofer. 7, Tim Warner. 8, Craig Gessner.
HEAT 3
1, Travis Hansen. 2, Bill Edler. 3, Russ Franks. 4, Colten VanHierden. 5,
John Rothmund. 6, Seth Hoeffner. 7, Brandon Knepprath.
HEAT 4
1, Tom Schneider. 2, Kyle Raddant. 3, Brandon Berth. 4, Glen Blanke. 5,
Aaron Butterbrodt. 6, Brian Konitzer. 7, Patrick Hanson.
B FEATURE
1, Colten VanHierden. 2, John Rothmund. 3, Chad Vetting. 4, Conor
Iverson. 5, Brandon Knepprath. 6, Scott Besaw. 7, Seth Hoeffner. 8, Spencer
Long. 9, Shaun Bangart.
B FEATURE
1, Jayden Schmidt. 2, Aaron Butterbrodt. 3, Adam Peschek. 4, Andrew
Meyerhofer. 5, Kyle Raddant. 6, Brian Konitzer. 7, Glen Blanke. 8, Patrick
Hanson. 9, Craig Gessner.
A FEATURE
1, Travis Hansen. 2, Wyatt Block. 3, Kyle Raddant. 4, Bill Edler. 5, Tom
Schneider. 6, Brian Bruechert. 7, Colten VanHierden. 8, John Rothmund. 9,
Brandon Berth. 10, Russ Franks. 11, Adam Peschek. 12, Chad Vetting. 13,
Justin Green. 14, Hunter Parsons. 15, Andrew Meyerhofer. 16, Jayden
Schmidt. 17, Aaron Butterbrodt. 18, Travis Arenz. 19, Cody Schroeder. 20,
Conor Iverson.

 

 

Steve Poirier Breaks Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Win Record in by Winning Earl Halaquist Memorial in First Ever I-88 Speedway Triumph

By MIKE MALLETT

AFTON, NY – And just like that there is a new man sitting atop the all-time wins list with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints. In reality it was only a matter of time before Steve Poirier surpassed Mike Woodring as the Quebec native had six wins already this year to tie the record with several races to go.

Tuesday night at the Mach 1 Chassis Earl Halaquist Memorial at the I-88 Speedway, Poirier snapped the tie. It’s only fitting that it was his first ever win at the track in what was also his first ever visit to three-eighths mile oval. The decision was made late in the evening on Monday that the team would head south. The decision paid off with a win which was worth $2,800.

“This is a dream night for us,” said Poirier. “We didn’t know yesterday if we were going to come. It was a 50-50 decision. I’m really happy about the ending. When I saw the track I wasn’t sure, it was really small. As soon as I got on the track for warmups, we got some decent speed so that was fun.”

It was a special night for Poirier as he not only advanced his win total, but he did it by beating the very best ESS has to offer as he had to pass both Jason Barney and Chuck Hebing to park his No. 28FM in Victory Lane. Poirier got the lead in the second half of the NAPA Auto Parts Tour of the US 25-lap race and he never looked back.

“I wouldn’t have been happy had I won my 60th race starting on the pole on a rubbered up track,” stated Poirier. “I got to race Chuck (Hebing) and Jason (Barney). They are two guys I respect and they are two of the best with the club. That was the icing on the cake.”

Poirier was originally slated to roll off from the sixth position but a first lap melee drastically altered the lineup. For the ensuing green Poirier was up to third behind Hebing and Barney.

At the drop of the green Hebing raced out in front while Barney and Poirier battled for the runner-up position. Barney snatched it away from him early, but in typical Poirier fashion his car came to life after a few laps. This allowed him to dispose of Barney on lap seven before setting his sights on Hebing.

Poirier was able to make up ground quickly on Hebing. Hebing caught traffic with 10 ten laps complete which gave Poirier the chance to close the gap. At halfway Poirier was all over the back end of the No. 45 of Hebing. It seemed to be only a matter of time.

Just as Poirier was about to make his move the red flag was necessary for Parker Evans on lap 16. Evens got over in turn one. He wasn’t injured in the incident. At that juncture Poirier had to figure out his next move to get the lead away from Hebing.

Hebing chose the bottom lane for the restart which put Poirier in his preferred lane on the outside. That proved to be the difference as he went by Hebing to secure the lead as they raced into turn one on the restart. Hebing had his hands full with both Barney and Aaron Ott as they raced off of turn two for the second position.

“I was able to make my move on the outside,” mentioned Poirier. “I was waiting to make my move before that. I felt like I wouldn’t pass him on the inside. I was waiting for him to be caught in traffic. Before the restart I tweaked my car a little bit. I thought my car in clean air could get into turn one good. I was hoping he would choose the inside. On the outside my car had more grip at the start. I think Chuck might have spun the tires. He left me the wall. It played perfectly into my hands.”

Poirier took the lead on the restart while Ott went three wide with Barney and Hebing. The 19th circuit saw Ott finally put Barney away to take second. From there he gained ground on Poirier. He eventually ran out of time putting Poirier in the Winner’s Circle while the East Berlin, Pa., driver had to be happy with second.

“We were good all night, but I think we were a little too free,” said Ott. “We left it a little freer because we were going to be in traffic with the nine pill. I made some changes under the red that balanced the car a lot more. I could get off the corners better. I got fortunate on the restart to get the 87 (Barney) and the 45 (Hebing). It was four good cars right together where anyone good have won. I think the 28 (Poirier) checked out at the end. I just wish I could have made a race out of it, but I can’t complain with second.”

Barney was disappointed with third. He admitted that bouncing off the wall while battling with Poirier early didn’t help. He also leveled off after the lap 16 red which allowed Poirier and Ott to get away. That cost him some points to Poirier as he chases his first ever series title.

“The caution came out and broke our momentum,” cited Barney. “Chuck didn’t get a great restart and we got a really good restart. I got up alongside of him. We made a little contact. I wasn’t as good after that restart and I’m not sure why. We’ll talk about it and see what we did wrong. We’ll go to Canada this weekend and pray for some miracles.”

Hebing, of Ontario, N.Y., ended up fourth while Joe Trenca made up a lot of ground after starting 16th to finish fifth.

ESS/I-88 Notes - An I-88 Midweek record of 32 cars in the pits...Besides Ott, Jason Shultz was also making his first appearance of 2016...Mike Kiser had a night he would like to forget, after scratching his 360 while redrawing 4th, he was going to start tail with his 305 mount. That got badly damaged in the 305 A-Main right before the ESS A., so he then had to go to the Warren Alexson 305 where he did a few laps before pulling in...Next up is the second weekend to Quebec with visits to Granby and RPM. Each evet pays $2,000 to win and $500 to start.

Earl Halaquist Memorial/Mach 1 Chassis A-Main – Steve Poirier ($2,800), Aaron Ott ($1,630), Jason Barney ($1,175), Chuck Hebing ($945), Joe Trenca ($615), Jason Shultz ($685), Paulie Colagiovanni ($430), Danny Varin ($445), Jordan Thomas ($585), Chad Miller ($500), Paul Kinney ($510), George Suprick ($345), Matt Tanner ($300), Dave Axton ($290), Colman Gulick ($335), Jeff Cook ($80), Denny Peebles ($75), Parker Evans ($275), Shawn Donath ($275), Mike Kiser ($275), Tim Axton ($325), Pete Richardson ($275), Brandon Kidd ($325), Keith Granholm ($275).

Did Not Qualify – Scott Kreutter, Darryl Ruggles, Dan Bennett, Mike Mahaney, Bob Gray, Mike Stelter, Steve Hutchinson, Jonathan Preston

Lap Leaders – Hebing (1-16), Poirier (17-25)

Car Mate Trailers Heat 1 – Varin, Hebing, Richardson, Kidd, D, Axton

Car Mate Trailers Heat 2 – Shultz, Kiser, T. Axton, Kinney, Evans

Car Mate Trailers Heat 3 – Poirier, Barney, Suprick, Trenca, Tanner

Car Mate Trailers Heat 4 – Ott, Colagiovanni, Gulick, Thomas, Donath

Halaquist Family/Cobra Coaches Dash – Kinney, Thomas, Kidd, Trenca

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Miller, Granholm

Provisionals – Cook, Peebles

Bonuses:

Halaquist Memorial Lap Money - Poirier ($275), Hebing ($265), Barney ($175), Ott ($80)

Pitre Painting/Cobra Coaches Dash – Kinney ($125), Thomas ($75), Kidd ($50), Trenca ($50)

Beard Sewer and Drain Best Time - Ott, Suprick, Preston, Mahaney - $25

Insinger Fuels Hard Charger – Miller (11 pos.) $50

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Hebing $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Miller $50

E&V Energy – Thomas, Gulick $50

Ohsweken Speedway 21st Anniversary –T. Axton $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Trenca $35

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Varin, Ott, Shultz, Poirier $25

911 Restoration – Thomas, Kinney $25

Lucas Oil ESS 7-12 Challenge – None - $300 Aug. 26 at Granby

Hoosier Tires – $200

Vahlco Wheels – Shultz $190

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Lindsey Scores WWS Win Number Four At Madras

By Ben Deatherage Madras, Oregon- The Wingless Sprint Series would head to Madras Speedway on Saturday, August 20th. It would mark the third occasion that the series has visited the central Oregon ¼-mile oval. A total of eleven cars were in attendance for the evening’s action.

Lindsay Barney would seize the initiative at the drop of the first green flag. The Eagle Creek teenager would pace the field impressively for much of the race. Rob Lindsey would get around Barney on lap sixteen. Lindsey, of Newberg, would retain the position the rest of the way to collect his third win of the current campaign and his second win at Madras.

Bend’s Ryan Arnold would make a daring last lap pass to overtake Lindsay Barney for second. Cooper Desbiens, of Sutherlin, was fourth followed by fifth finishing Salem chauffeur Tim Alberding.

Heat race winners earlier in the night were Lindsay Barney and Tim Alberding. Rob Lindsey was victorious in the trophy dash.

The Wingless Sprint Series returns to racing on September 3rd. The event takes them back to Madras Speedway before the whole entire season wraps up on September 10th at Sunset Speedway Park. For more information, stay tuned at wingless.nwextremeseries.com.

Race Summary: Wingless Sprint Series Race #9 Saturday, August 20th, 2016 Madras Speedway Madras, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 23-Rob Lindsey; 2. 64-Ryan Arnold; 3. 57-Lindsay Barney; 4. 4D-Cooper Desbiens; 5. 52-Tim Alberding; 6. 8H-Lance Hallmark; 7. 12R-Darren Rothe; 8. 1-Mark Herz; 9. 07-Scott Arnold; 10. 27W-Guy Weedman; (DNS) 9G-Matt Schultz

Heat 1: 1. 57-Lindsay Barney; 2. 23-Rob Lindsey; 3. 4D-Cooper Desbiens; 4. 1-Mark Herz; 5. 64-Ryan Arnold; 6. 12R-Darren Rothe

Heat 2: 1. 52-Tim Alberding; 2. 8H-Lance Hallmark; 3. 27W-Guy Weedman; 4. 07-Scott Arnold; 5. 9G-Matt Schultz

 

 

Fremont Speedway

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Paul Weaver proved why is the top ranked 305 sprint driver in the country Tuesday at Fremont Speedway. The Fremont native drove away from the field to score a $2,000 victory in the grand return of sprint car racing to the Sandusky County Fair.

Tuesday was opening day of the 164th Sandusky County Fair and it marked the first sprint car race held at “The Track That Action Built” during the fair since 1976. The event drew 37 sprint cars and was suppose to pay $1,200 to win thanks to Joe and Fran Darmofal. But, several area businesses and individuals kicked in more funds to take the total to $2,000 to win with extra money also added to second place.

Weaver, the track’s 2005 and 2006 champion, would work his way up from his fifth place starting spot and took the lead on lap eight. He survived several caution flags to record his fourth win of the year at Fremont. Weaver now has 40 career wins at Fremont and tied hall-of-famer Harold McGilton for ninth on the track’s all-time win list. It was also his eighth overall victory of 2016.

“I wanted the week off, but I guess this is a pretty big deal. I’m getting to where I only want to race once a weekend. But this does keep it fun. The change in the tire deal and putting this car back together and starting position has put me in this position,” said Weaver beside his M&L Excavating; Hampshire Racing Engines; Schiets Motorsports, Weaver Performance Center backed #1W.

In front of a packed grand stands, Seth Schneider and Dustin Dinan brought the field to green for their 30-lap feature. Schneider gained the advantage over Dinan with Weaver moving into third while Jamie Miller, John Ivy, Nate Dussel Chris Andrews and Tyler Street gave chase.

It quickly became a heated battle for the lead between Schneider, Dinan and Weaver before disaster struck for Schneider as he got completely sideways in turn two after five laps were recorded, bringing out the caution. On the restart Dinan was immediately challenged by Weaver with Dussel, Ivy and Andrews battling for third. Dinan and Weaver would race side by side the next two laps before Weaver was able to drive under Dinan for the lead on lap eight.

A multi car pile-up on lap night took the cars of Matt Foos who had worked his way from 20th to ninth, Cody Bova, Steve Rando and Jordan Ryan. Ryan would restart but pulled in the pits with an over-heating engine. A lap later and the caution flew again for Josh Harrison.

When the green flew again, so did Weaver, pulling away from the great battle for second involving Dinan, Dussel and Andrews. A caution on lap 13 wiped out a huge lead for Weaver but it was only a temporary set-back. He pulled away again when the green flew and in four laps had built a 2.7 second lead.

Meanwhile Dinan, Andrews and Dussel continued their fantastic battle with Ivy, Miller, Tyler Street and Jason giving chase. Weaver raced into lapped traffic with 10 laps remaining and sliced his way through like a surgeon.

The final caution flew with seven laps to go when Ivy made contact with a lapped car and spun. On the ensuing restart Dinan would try a bold move to attempt to take the lead but it cost him as both Dussel and Andrews got around him as Weaver checked out. Dussel and Andrews would swap the runner-up spot several times over the remaining laps.

Weaver drove to the win with Dussel getting by Andrews on the last lap for second. Dinan came home fourth with Street, Brian Smith (up from 15th), Ricky Peterson (up from 22nd), Keckler, Thomas Schinderle and Jimmy McGrath Jr. rounding out the top 10.

In the 10 lap ladies truck powder puff, Shelly Liskai would storm from her last place starting spot to a dominating win worth $500 thanks to Steve Klisz’ donation.

Fremont Speedway will return to its normal Saturday night action on Sept. 10 for season championship night. For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

Fremont Speedway

Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016

Fair Race – Fremont Auto Parts/Joe & Fran Darmofal

Indicates starting position [*]

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

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

1. 1X-Dustin Dinan[2] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[1] ; 3. 2L-Landon Lalonde[6] ; 4. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[4] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[10] ; 6. 44-Kyle Farmer[7] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[9] ; 8. 99-Alvin Roepke[5] ; 9. 94K-Kevin Mingus[8] ; 10. 9R-Dustin Rall[3]

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

1. 4*-Tyler Street[1] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[5] ; 3. 41-Thomas Schinderle[2] ; 4. 15-Brian Smith[7] ; 5. 10-Josh Harrison[6] ; 6. 2-Ricky Peterson[9] ; 7. 32H-Dan Hennig[4] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[3]

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

1. 4T-Chris Andrews[1] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 3. 45-Trevor Baker[4] ; 4. 66-Jamie Miller[5] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[6] ; 6. 2F-Matt Foos[7] ; 7. 48M-Mike Moore[3] ; 8. 12-Kyle Capodice[9] ; 9. 49-Stuart Brubaker[8]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 1XX-Jordan Ryan[1] ; 2. 7K-Travis Philo[2] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[6] ; 4. 1-Nate Dussel[9] ; 5. 20B-Cody Bova[5] ; 6. 47-Matt Lucius[7] ; 7. 11G-Luke Griffith[4] ; 8. 87-Brian Gibbs[8] ; 9. 18R-Tony Beaber[3]

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

1. 2F-Matt Foos[2] ; 2. 44-Kyle Farmer[1] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke[5] ; 5. 9R-Dustin Rall[8] ; 6. 94K-Kevin Mingus[7] ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[6] ; 8. 32H-Dan Hennig[4]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps, top 2 to A)

1. 2-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 2. 11G-Luke Griffith[4] ; 3. 47-Matt Lucius[2] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[5] ; 5. 18R-Tony Beaber[8] ; 6. 48M-Mike Moore[3] ; 7. 87-Brian Gibbs[6]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[5] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[6] ; 3. 4T-Chris Andrews[8] ; 4. 1X-Dustin Dinan[2] ; 5. 4*-Tyler Street[7] ; 6. 15-Brian Smith[15] ; 7. 2-Ricky Peterson[22] ; 8. 25-Jason Keckler[10] ; 9. 41-Thomas Schinderle[12] ; 10. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[14] ; 11. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 12. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 13. 11G-Luke Griffith[23] ; 14. 45-Trevor Baker[13] ; 15. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[16] ; 16. 44-Kyle Farmer[21] ; 17. 66-Jamie Miller[3] ; 18. 2L-Landon Lalonde[11] ; 19. 10-Josh Harrison[17] ; 20. 1XX-Jordan Ryan[9] ; 21. 19R-Steve Rando[18] ; 22. 2F-Matt Foos[20] ; 23. 20B-Cody Bova[19]

Hard Charger: 2-Ricky Peterson +15

Truck Powder Puff

A-Main (10 Laps)

1. 5JR-Shelly Liskai[7] ; 2. 7F-Mindy Halbiesen[6] ; 3. 17X-Jenny Dorr[1] ; 4. 8KB-Tina Roberts[2] ; 5. 1H-Cassandra Horn[3] ; 6. 22-Erika Dukeshire[8] ; 7. 22J-Jenna Warnick[4] ; 8. 13-Kathy Benyak[5]

 

Jared Zimbardi wins PST Canadian Series Championship and picks up his eighth win of 2016

(Brockville, NY) It has been another banner year for Jared Zimbardi as the Bradford, PA driver added another win and clinching his second consecutive Patriot Sprint Tour- Canadian Series Championship.

Teenage driver, Paulie Colagiovanni started alongside Lee Ladouceur as the two brought the 23 car field to the green flag. Colagiovanni was able to use the bottom line too clear Ladouceur who slid behind him to run second.

The first caution came out on the second lap when Rick Wilson was slow and off the pace entering turns one and two. Colagiovanni would lead Lee Ladouceur, Ryan Turner, Alex Vigneault, and Jared Zimbardi.

On the next restart, Zimbardi was able to advance two more positions getting by Vigneault and Ryan Turner using the middle lane of the speedway before another caution came out which involved Steve Poirier who hit the turn one barrier wall. Also involved in the caution was Jamie Turner, Coleman Gullick and Steven Hutchinson Jr.

Another restart allowed Zimbardi to do a power move off of the first set of turns to cruise by Ladouceur to grab second as “the Juice” then set his sights on race leader Colagiovanni. Another yellow was thrown as Alex Vigneault was slow and off the track past turn three.

Colagiovanni, who was glued to the bottom in the opening laps allowing Zimbardi to get by him running high for the lead off of two. Colagiovanni would contest Zimbardi multiple times but could not reclaim the lead.

Meanwhile, the battle for positions three thru six as Ryan Turner and Ladouceur would battle for the third spot, while Sammy Reakes and Jason Barney, who started 13th would fight for a top five position.

A restart on lap eight however would bring out the only red flag of the night that involved five cars blocking the entry into turn one. Drivers that were involved were Alex Hill, Alex Vigneault, Sean Durand, April Wilson and Steve Hutchinson Jr.

Two more cautions on lap 10 and 16 would delay any drivers from finding a comfortable racing line in the first half of the race. The remaining nine laps would go green as Jared Zimbardi

would go onto the cruise for his eighth win with the Patriot Sprint Tour. This is also Zimbardi’s second straight year being the PST-Canada Series Champion.

Colagiovanni would finish a career best, second place position over Lee Ladouceur who completed the podium. Jason Barney would have a slow start to his night by missing the redraw and finishing fifth in the ESE Dash, he would bounce back from his 13th position and take home a fourth place spot. Ryan Turner stayed up front all night and completed the top five.

The A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour is off this coming weekend as they now gear up to challenge the rest of the 360 Sprinter here in the Northeast. The first stop will be at the Brewerton Speedway on Friday, September 2 as the challenge the regulars from the Empire Super Sprints and United Racing Club.

Be sure to log onto patriotsprinttour.com for more information and to visit our social media outlets on Facebook, Instagram and twitter.

The Patriot Sprint Tour is a 360 Sprint Car Series that visits tracks in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Ontario.

A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour Results- Brockville Ontario Speedway

August 20, 2016

A Main: JARED ZIMBARDI (8), Paulie Colagiovanni, Lee Ladouceur, Jason Barney, Ryan Turner, Devin Caron, Sam Reakes, Jeff Cook, Jordan Thomas, Mitch Brown, Dylan Westbrook, Paul Pekkonen, Alex Hill, Coleman Gulick, Jamie Turner, Sean Durand, Alex Vigneault, Denny Peebles, Steven Hutchinson Jr, April Wilson, Chris Jones, Steve Poirier, Rick Wilson

Heat 1: Jared Zimbardi, Lee Ladouceur, Mitch Brown, Rick Wilson, Alex Hill, Coleman Gullick, Paul Pekkonen, Denny Peebles

Heat 2: Dylan Westbrook, Sammy Reakes, Jordan Thomas, Steve Poirier, Jason Barney, Jeff Cook, Steve Hutchinson Jr, Jamie Turner

Heat 3: Alex Vigneault, Paulie Colagiovanni, Ryan Turner, Chris Jones, Devin Caron, April Wilson, Sean Durand, Kyle Fraser (DNS)

ESE Dash: Jordan Thomas, Steve Poirier, Alex Hill, Jason Barney, Chris Jones, Rick Wilson

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: HOWLAND, PORTER, BAILEY, CRUMBIE, BAZUIN, LONGBOAT, & THORNE WIN ON KIDS RACE CNAF NIGHT

By Clayton Johns (August 19, 2016) - 130 drivers signed in to race in Kids Race CNAF Night and Autograph Night presented by Jibs Action Sports on Friday, August 19. Bryan Howland, Holly Porter, Dave Bailey, Brandon Crumbie, Mark Bazuin, Wayde Thorne and Paul Longboat visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2016 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA KIDS RACE CNAF NIGHT & AUTOGRAPH NIGHT PRESENTED BY JIBS ACTION SPORTS TOTAL ENTRIES - 130

———————————————————– KOOL KIDZ-CORR/PAK 360 SPRINT CARS (23 entries) Bryan Howland of Auburn, New York stole the lead from Thedford, Ont. driver Shane Ross on lap 15 and held off the field on a lap 16 restart to earn the victory in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car A-Main.

Ross led early after starting outside the front row with polesitter Chris Steele. Ross paced the first three-quarters of the race until Howland reeled in the point man in lapped traffic. Ross couldn’t get by the slower car of Lee Winger on the bottom of the track as Howland, the 2015 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals winner, made the winning pass against the cushion in turn four on lap 15. Ross settled for second ahead of Glenn Styres.

A-FEATURE (20 laps - NT) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 51 Bryan Howland (3) 2. 3r Shane Ross (2) 3. 0 Glenn Styres (6) 4. 10b Mitch Brown (5) 5. 47x Dylan Westbrook (7) 6. 17x Dain Naida (15) 7. 38 Tyler Hendricks (11) 8. 11 Jamie Turner (20) 9. 1-10 Jake Brown (16) 10. 9 Steve Lyons (14) 11. 81 Derek Jonathan (10) 12. 77x Alex Hill (8) 13. 27z Stan Zanchin (17) 14. 91 Ryan Turner (12) 15. 14h Jim Huppunen (4) 16. 31 John Burbridge Jr. (18) 17. 5d Dave Dykstra (9) 18. 2w Lee Winger (19) 19. DNF 80 Chris Steele (1) 20. DNF 97 Cory Turner (13) A-Feature Lap Leaders - Shane Ross (1-14), Bryan Howland (15-20) Hard Charger - Jamie Turner (+12)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - 1:55.149) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 77x Alex Hill, Six Nations ON (1), 2. 51 Bryan Howland, Union Springs NY (4), 3. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Chatham ON (2), 4. 81 Derek Jonathan, Lewiston NY (6), 5. 17x Dain Naida, Tecumseh MI (3), / 6. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford ON (8), 7. 27z Stan Zanchin, Fort Erie ON (5), 8. DNF 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford ON (7).

INSTA-INSULATION HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - 1:56.385) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Scotland ON (4), 2. 3r Shane Ross, Thedford ON (1), 3. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre ON (2), 4. 14h Jim Huppunen, Welland ON (8), 5. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre ON (6), / 6. 31 John Burbridge, Jr., St. Williams ON (3), 7. 2 Lee Winger, Mount Hope ON (5), 8. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre ON (7)

STRICKLAND'S GMC HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - 1:55.337) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford ON (1), 2. 80 Chris Steele, St. Catharines ON (2), 3. 5d Dave Dykstra, Port Colborne ON (4), 4. 0 Glenn Styres, Ohsweken ON (7), 5. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle ON (5), / 6. 01jr Barry Beck, Jr., Port Colborne ON (3), 7. DNF Scott Sherk, Port Colborne ON (6)

B-FEATURE (10 laps - NT) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 1-10 Jake Brown (1), 2. 27z Stan Zanchin (4), 3. 31 John Burbridge Jr. (2), 4. 2 Lee Winger (5), 5. 11 Jamie Turner (8), / 6. 43 Scott Sherk (6), 7. 01jr Barry Beck Jr. (3), DNS. 6 Curtis Gartly (7)

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

———————————————————– STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (17 entries) Holly Porter of Delhi, Ont. swept twin 15-lap features for the Stickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars on Friday night, which included a make-up race for the rained-out July 8 event. Porter led the opening laps of the rescheduled feature after starting on the pole. From there, she held off the field on a number of restarts, including a strong race from second-place finisher Mack DeMan of Mississauga, Ont. to claim the win.

In the second feature, Porter started third and had to track down Shone Evans for the second spot early. Porter claimed the lead on a lap three restart after the pole sitter DeMan led the opening three circuits. She never surrendered the top position over the final 12 laps despite DeMan’s best effort to retake the top spot over several restarts, but settled for second. Jesse McDonald completed the top three.

JULY 8 PPD A-FEATURE (15 laps - NT) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 1 Holly Porter (3) 2. 4 Mack DeMan (9) 3. 68 Aaron Turkey (4) 4. 55 Mike Thorne (7) 5. 87x Shone Evans (13) 6. 18 Josh Shantz (2) 7. 88 Jesse McDonald (6) 8. 49h Jerry Hill (8) 9. 12 Brad Herron (15) 10. 8 Hannah Ferrell (10) 11. 18x Davey Boughton (11) 12. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (5) 13. 51 Brent Wheller (17) 14. 6m Eric McGlone (18) 15. 00 Mark Czuba (16) 16. 9 Paul Ballantyne (14) 17. DNF 5 Alex Schuts (12) DNS. 99 Jordan Hill (1) A-Feature Lap Leaders - Holly Porter (1-20) Hard Charger - Mack DeMan (+7)

AUGUST 19 A-FEATURE (15 laps - NT) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 1 Holly Porter (3) 2. 4 Mack DeMan (1) 3. 88 Jesse McDonald (8) 4. 87x Shone Evans (2) 5. 55 Mike Thorne (5) 6. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (4) 7. 49h Jerry Hill (9) 8. 12 Brad Herron (10) 9. 8 Hannah Ferrell (11) 10. 68 Aaron Turkey (7) 11. 00 Mark Czuba (15) 12. 18 Josh Shantz (6) 13. 5 Alex Schuts (17) 14. 9 Paul Ballantyne (16) 15. 6m Eric McGlone (14) 16. 51 Brent Wheller (13) 17. DNF 18x Davey Boughton (12) A-Feature Lap Leaders - Mack DeMan (1-3), Holly Porter (4-15) Hard Charger - Jesse McDonald (+5)

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

 

Must See Racing

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Chris Neuenschwander and Koehler Motorsports have had a thing for winning on important birthdays during the 2016 season.

After leading every lap to win on car owner Ron Koehler’s birthday in May at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway, Neuenschwander duplicated that effort Sunday night at Kalamazoo Speedway, wiring the field from the pole on his own birthday to win the Jerry Landon Memorial Klassic.

The win was his second of the season and second of his Must See Racing career.

“When we start on the pole, we’re tough to beat,” said Neuenschwander. “This was a really unexpected win tonight though. I knew I had to drive a perfect race tonight and it was tough after the rain, but we made it happen. It’s a little extra special, with it being my birthday tonight too. Pretty cool present.”

Neuenschwander had to hold off several challenges from eventual runner up Jason Blonde during the race’s second half. Only one caution flag slowed his march to victory, for a spinning Christian Koehler on lap three.

“I didn’t even know he (Blonde) was back there or how close he was. I was just focused forward. Traffic was a little tough tonight, but I guess once we got through them he hit them in tough spots too and it really balanced out. I have to thank my team, my dad, Ron Koehler … this is awesome.”

Blonde’s best shot to pass Neuenschwander for the win came with eight laps to go, when he had a look on the leader on the high side and could have taken it three-wide with a lapped car on the bottom.

The handle on Blonde’s car went away, though, and he couldn’t hang on to get the job done.

“It seemed like every time through the corners, we were either too tight or too loose,” he explained. “One lap it would be so tight I knew we were heading right for the wall and the next lap it would be so loose I could barely hang on to it. I just could never get the right line to be able to get to him and he could just wail right through the corners and pull me. He did a good job tonight and congrats to him.”

Bobby Santos III completed the podium in third after winning the Michigan Traditional Sprints’ 20-lap non-winged feature earlier in the night, followed by Ryan Gillenwater and Jimmy McCune.

Gillenwater kicked off the night by winning his second-career Engine Pro Quick Time Award with a lap of 10.720 seconds around the three-eighths-mile oval.

Tyler Roahrig, Kyle Edwards and McCune won their respective heat races.

The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series returns to action on Sept. 10 with their second and final appearance of the year at Spitzer Motor Speedway of Mansfield.

For more information on Must See Racing, including driver and team profiles, schedule updates, race results and more, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Jerry Landon Klassic; Kalamazoo Speedway; Aug. 21, 2016

A-Main (30 laps): 1. #10 – Chris Neuenschwander [1]; 2. #42 – Jason Blonde [3]; 3. #22A – Bobby Santos III [2]; 4. #45 – Ryan Gillenwater [6]; 5. #88 – Jimmy McCune [4]; 6. #07L – Ryan Litt [5]; 7. #64 – Tyler Roahrig [7]; 8. #11 – Kyle Edwards [8]; 9. #12T – John Turnbull Jr. [10]; 10. #75C – Jerry Caryer [9]; 11. #11G – Tom Geren [11]; 12. #44 – Teddy Alberts [12]; 13. #72S – Joe Speakman [15]; 14. #9L – Kris Leming [14]; 15. #25 – Doug Stepke [13]; 16. #10K – Christian Koehler [16]; 17. #13 – H.D. Carter [17].

Engine Pro Time Trials (two laps): 1. #45 – Ryan Gillenwater, 10.720; 2. #07 – Ryan Litt, 10.742; 3. #88 – Jimmy McCune, 10.771; 4. #42 – Jason Blonde, 10.816; 5. #22A – Bobby Santos III, 10.940; 6. #10 – Chris Neuenschwander, 10.962; 7. #64 – Tyler Roahrig, 11.022; 8. #11E – Kyle Edwards, 11.047; 9. #75C – Jerry Caryer, 11.108; 10. #12T – John Turnbull Jr., 11.334; 11. #11G – Tom Geren, 11.404; 12. #44 – Teddy Alberts, 11.473; 13. #25 – Doug Stepke, 11.521; 14. #9 – Kris Leming, 11.611; 15. #72S – Joe Speakman, 11.898; 16. #10K – Christian Koehler, 12.322; 17. #13 – H.D. Carter, 14.368.

Mahle Heat One (8 laps): 1. Tyler Roahrig, 2. John Turnbull Jr., 3. Jason Blonde, 4. Ryan Gillenwater, 5. Doug Stepke, 6. Christian Koehler.

NitroBlack Heat Two (8 laps): 1. Kyle Edwards, 2. Ryan Litt, 3. Bobby Santos, 4. Kris Leming, 5. Tom Geren, 6. H.D. Carter.

SpeedPro Heat Three (8 laps): 1. Jimmy McCune, 2. Chris Neuenschwander, 3. Jerry Caryer, 4. Teddy Alberts, 5. Joe Speakman.

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (August 22, 2016) - Mad Max Stambaugh won the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan.

 

Stambaugh charged to the lead from his outside front row starting position over pole starter Brian Smith and never looked back as he set a torrid pace on the superbly prepared track.  Brad Lamberson, in the Melling Performance Parts, Smith Motorsport #71H, charged past Smith to take over 2nd and had plenty of speed, but Stambaugh had built up a straightaway lead.  The race ran caution free until disaster struck on lap 22 when Lamberson, John Gall, and Doug Zimmerman all flipped violently at the entry of turn three.  All three cars were destroyed, but after the track safety crew meticulously evaluated the drivers, all were cleared.  Back under green, the 25 lapper was quickly completed.

 

Mark Aldrich suffered a cut right rear tire while lining up for the feature and had to go to the work area and change the tire.  As a result, he had to start last in the feature and charged to a 4th place finish, winning the KSE Hard Charger Award.

 

MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge Feature

 

 

 

Awards

Contingencies

1

5M

Max Stambaugh

 

Rod End Supply

2

2+

Brian Smith

 

Rod End Supply

3

27

Steve Irwin

Ti22 Draw Winner

Rod End Supply

4

1a

Mark Aldrich

KSE Hard Charger (+15)

Racing Optics

5

46

Robert Huisken

 

ATL Racing Fuel Cells

6

20A

Andy Chehowski

 

King Racing Products

7

7K

Robert Bulloch

 

 

8

18

DJ Lamance

 

 

9

91L

Lexi Adgate

 

 

10

19

Brett Mann

 

 

11

3

Kyle Locke

 

 

12

71H

Brad Lamberson

 

 

13

81

John Gall

 

 

14

19Z

Doug Zimmerman

DMI Draw Winner

 

15

44J

Bill Jacoby

 

 

16

8

Justin Ward

 

 

17

25

Eric Smith

 

 

18

10s

Jay Steinebach

Engine Pro Lucky Dog

 

DNS

1

Mark Strpko

 

 

 

Top Five Qualifiers.

Doug Zimmerman (19Z) - 14.320

Brad Lamberson (71H) - 14.445

Max Stambaugh (5M) - 14.494

Brian Smith (2+) - 14.850

Andy Chehowski (20A) - 14.933.

 

Engler Machine & Tool Heat winner – Max Stambaugh

5M, 2+, 1a, 19Z, 3, 35, 10s

 

Lane Automotive Heat winner – Brad Lamberson

71H, 19, 20A, 81, 44J, 91L

 

COMP Cams Heat winner – Steve Irwin

0,  7K, 46,18, 8. 1 (DNS)

 

Kistler Racing Products Contingencies – Brian Smith, Robert Bulloch

BR Motorsports Contingency – Mark Aldrich

COMP Cams Contingency – Brett Mann

Allstar Performance Contingency – Andy Chehowski

Schoenfeld Headers Contingency – Robert Huisken

 

For more information about MAHLE/Clevite, go to https://catalog.mahle-aftermarket.com/eu/home/index.xhtml?l=EN.  For more information about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com.  For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com.  The full 2016 Sprints on Dirt schedule, rules, current news, and other information are available at www.sprintsondirt.com.

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you by many important sponsor partners including: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor), ARP (Title Sponsor), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire), MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor), Engine Pro (Lucky Dog Sponsor), Lane Automotive (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (SOD Series Rookie of the Year Sponsor & SOD Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Sponsor), XYZ Machining (Sportsman of the Year Sponsor & Crew Chief of the Year Sponsor), KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor).  In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Kistler Racing Products, Allstar Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Ti22 Performance, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, License 2 Play, Simpson Racing Products, Rod End Supply, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), Racing Optics.

 

 

 

BADGER MIDGET SERIES

“Zelinski scores initial Badger Angell Park victory ”
“LaSalle-Sun Prairie doubleheader next for Badger”

By Bryan Gapinski
Sun Prairie, Wis., August 21---Jeff Zelinski scored a wire to wire victory winning the 20-lap Miller Lite Cornfest Midget Classic, Mid-State Equipment/Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie Badger Midget Racing Series, Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. The event also featured the first ever appearance at the track for the Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.
Zelinski moved into the lead from the pole position at the start of the event. Zelinski’s teammate Aaron Schuck passed ten cars in the first two laps moving into the top ten. Zelinski held a two second advantage over Kurt Mayhew and Brandon Waelti at the completion of the sixth lap. Zelinski began lapping slower traffic, three laps later.
At that moment, an about to be lapped car spun in front of Zelinski. Zelinski made heavy contact with the car, but managed to continue. On the restart Zelinski pulled away from a tightly bunched field of cars racing for positions two thru five. Waelti took over second position with four laps remaining. Waelti briefly narrowed Zelinski’s advantage. Zelinski driving the Jeff Zelinski owned Spike/Chevy Ecotech No. 15z finished four-car lengths ahead of series points leader Waelti. Mayhew finished third followed by Robbie Ray and Aaron Schuck who started 20th in the event.
”To win here is so great and before such a big crowd we dodged a bullet when I made contact with the lapped car” commented Zelinski who became the 146th different midget feature winner in the tracks 70-year history.
Next for Badger will be a doubleheader weekend starting on Saturday Aug. 27 at La Salle Speedway. The following evening Sunday Aug. 28 the series returns to Angell Park Speedway with the IRA & MOWA Sprint Car Series and Wisconsin Dirt Racing Legends.
SUMMARY
MIDGETS
20-lap Feature: 1. Jeff Zelinski; 2. Brandon Waelti; 3. Kurt Mayhew; 4. Robbie Ray; 5. Aaron Schuck; 6. Andy Baugh; 7. Sean Murphy; 8. Buddy Luebke; 9. Ken Hanson; 10. Kyle Koch; 11. Derek Childs; 12. Brian Peterson; 13. Mike Stroik; 14. Randy Reed; 15. Andrew Henning; 16. Bryce Dunn; 17. Scott Zane; 18. Don Bigelow; 19. Laura Smith; 20. Jason Dull.
8-lap Heat Race Winners: Waelti, Ray, Mayhew.
Cars Present: 21 Feature Lap Leaders: Zelinski 1-20.

 

Abreu/Boespflug Rock Gold Cup
 

Rico Abreu of Rutherford, California, took the lead of the 35 lap Dollar Loan Center Winged Sprint Car A Feature and then held on en route to a Rock & Roll Gold Cup victory worth $50,000.

Abreu started third after finishing in that position in the 12-lap Scramble.

Abreu wasted no time in passing front row starters and brothers, Tim and Bud Kaeding of San Jose, California. However, Tim Kaeding retook the lead before Abreu regained it coming out of turn four on the opening lap.

On lap 13, Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, moved ahead of Abreu, but Abreu again was able to fight back to lead the lap.

Tim Kaeding was able to join the fight for the lead on the next lap, but he made contact with the wall in turn one.

With Kaeding losing positions, Elk River, Minnesota’s Craig Dollansky took third and looked like he might pull off his second win of the weekend, but Bacon was able to hold him off.

Not only was Bacon able to hold off Dollansky, he almost won the race.

On the final lap, Abreu made contact with the turn two wall. That allowed Bacon to bring the fans to their feet as he came up behind the leader with the checkered flag waving. The margin of victory for Abreu was less than fifteen-hundredths of a second.

ricocupAbreu said he got confused over the final laps with respect to adjusting his top wing, explaining that the car felt tight.

“This is right up there at the top with the Chili Bowl and Belleville,” Abreu said when asked how big the Gold Cup win was for him.

The first running of the Rock & Roll Gold Cup had a total purse of $300,000 – $50,000 more than had been advertised before the weekend.

DOLLAR LOAN CENTER 410 WINGED SPRINT CARS:

Scramble: 1. Tim Kaeding, 2. Bud Kaeding, 3. Rico Abreu, 4. Jason Solwold, 5. Mark Dobmeier, 6. Ian Madsen, 7. Brady Bacon, 8. Craig Dollansky, 9. Justin Henderson, 10. Paul Nienhiser, 11. Paige Polyak

B Feature: 1. Dylan Peterson, 2. Dusty Ballenger, 3. Brant O’Banion, 4. John Lambertz, 5. Rob Caho Jr., 6. Chuck McGillivray

A Feature: 1. Rico Abreu, Rutherford, CA, 2. Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK, 3. Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN, 4. Jason Solwold, Burlington, WA, 5. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 6. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 7. Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 8. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 9. Dusty Zomer, Brandon, SD, 10. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 11. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 12. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 13. Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD, 14. Joe Riedel, Ramona, SD, 15. John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, SD, 16. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, SD, 17. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 18. Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, 19. Ian Madsen, Sydney, NSW, 20. Dylan Peterson, Sioux Falls, SD, 21. Brant O’Banion, Sioux Falls, SD, 22. Cody Hansen, Nunda, SD (DNF), 23. Bud Kaeding, San Jose, CA (DNF), 24. Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA (DNF)

boes 50000Chad Boespflug of Hanford, California, enjoyed the biggest payday of his racing career as the $50,000-winner of the Wingless Sprint Cars sanctioned by USAC. The Gold Cup winner earned a total of $60,000 over the weekend. He won Saturday night’s preliminary feature as well that paid $10,000.

Veteran driver Dave Darland of Lincoln, Illinois, started on the pole by way of winning the 12-lap Scramble.

Darland led the first five laps before Boespflug took over. Though Boespflug led the final 30 laps, there was always somebody threatening his lead.

Thomas Meseraull ran up front the entire night and created some three-wide racing. The San Jose, California, driver started on the front row with Darland.

Another San Jose driver, Bud Kaeding, put plenty of pressure on Boespflug over the 35 lap event. Kaeding crossed the line in third.

Obviously excited by his Gold Cup haul, Boespflug said, “I don’t even know what to say. This is just an unbelievable weekend. For our team, this is huge. It will carry us for the rest of the year.”

WINGLESS SPRINT CARS SANCTIONED BY USAC:

Scramble: 1. Dave Darland, 2. Thomas Meseraull, 3. Ryan Bernal, 4. Chad Boespflug, 5. Justin Grant, 6. Bud Kaeding, 7. Aaron Farney, 8. Chase Stockon, 9. Kevin Thomas Jr., 10. Brady Short

B Feature: 1. Landon Simon, 2. Tim Kaeding, 3. Dylan Peterson, 4. Aaron Reutzel, 5. Justin Jacobsma, 6. Chuck McGillivray, 7. Clinton Bruns, 8. Doug Martens, 9. Rob Sharits, 10. Donovan Peterson (DNF)

A Feature Results: 1. Chad Boespflug, Hanford, CA, 2. Justin Grant, Avon, IN, 3. Bud Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 4. Ryan Bernal, Hollister, CA, 5. Chase Stockon, Elizabethtown, IN, 6. Dustin Smith, Pittsburgh, PA,7. Brady Short, Bedford, IN, 8. Scotty Weir, Marion, IL, 9. Robert Ballou, Rocklin, CA, 10. Dave Darland, Lincoln, IL, 11. Aaron Farney, Brookston, IN, 12. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 13. Alex Schriever, Sioux Falls, SD, 14. Landon Simon, Tipp City, OH, 15. Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA (DNF), 16. Chris Windom, Canton, IL (DNF), 17. Matt Goodnight, Winchester, IN (DNF), 18. Rob Caho Jr., Wyoming, MN (DNF), 19. Mike Martin, Yuma, AZ (DNF), 20. Bret Mellenberndt, Sioux Falls, SD (DNF), 21. Dylan Peterson, Sioux Falls, SD (DNF), 22. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (DNF), 23. Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL (DNF), 24. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (DNF)

 

 

Virginia Sprint Series
Race # 9 & #18 Saturday August 20th 2106
IMCA RaceSaver Mid-Atlantic Division
Shenandoah Speedway Shenandoah, Va.
Déjà vu All Over Again
Yogi Berra couldn’t have said it better when describing Saturday night’s twin twenty races at Shenandoah Speedway seeing Glenn Worrell and Anthony Linkenhoker taking wins again. For the second time this year after rain forced a twin twenty features night on May 14th and then again last night but both nights ended with the same winners. The first feature had Tony Harris and Bill Rice pacing to green with Harris out first but Worrell right behind as the low line was paying off early. On lap five Worrell had it pegged and moved to the front and he just slowly inched away for the win. At the line it was Glenn Worrell, Tony Harris, Anthony Linkenhoker, Jerald Harris, Bill Rice, Chris Ware, JD Coats, Josh Perreault and Ron Moyers.
After resetting the field it was Tony Harris and Bill Rice leading the field again with Harris out first but Rice stayed tight this time as the whole field had made adjustments and the front bunch were changing places every corner. Jerald Harris and Glenn Worrell were fighting with Bill Rice as Anthony Linkenhoker was making moves for the lead after clearing the pack. Worrell got the best of it and moved to third with Rice now fourth and Jerald Harris racing with JD Coats but as time was running out Linkenhoker was smooth out front and stayed there to the waving Checkered flag. At the stripe it was Anthony Linkenhoker, Tony Harris, Glenn Worrell, Bill Rice, Jerald Harris, Josh Perreault, Ron Moyers and Chris Ware.
The next race for the Virginia Sprint Series locally will be at Natural Bridge Speedway on Saturday night Sept. 10th on as we take a break for the 18th Annual IMCA RaceSaver Nationals at Eagle Raceway in Eagle Nebraska on Sept. 1st through the 4th

Thank you for your support Jim Haines Virginia Sprint Series IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series

 

 

MUMAW MASTERS NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY OVSCA RACE; DROWN, HOLMES & B. HENSEL KEEP WINNING; DELLINGER SHOOTS INTO WIN COLUMN Orrville, Ohio Saturday, August 20, 2016

By Mike Swanger

Although a brief rain shower during the Fisher Performance Sprint last chance race, slowed things down momentarily, the race action was fast and furious on Santmyer Oil night at NAPA Wayne County Speedway Saturday night. The OVSCA checked into Orrville’s Historic Oval for the second time this season with 32 sprinters on hand as Nick Patterson, Brandon Spithaler, Jordan Ryan and Danny Mumaw would collect the heat wins as Clay Riney topped the last chance race. Spithaler and Dan Shetler would would lead the field to the green flag but it quickly came to a stop as the caution would fly for Mark Coleman who got turned around on the back stretch and before everyone got slowed up, Nick Patterson flipped in turn four ending his night. Patterson was second in the track points at the start of the night. On the restart, Shetler grabbed the lead with Jason Dolick right behind with Jordan Ryan and Danny Mumaw in tow. That was the running order for the first five laps as Mumaw would move past Ryan on lap six, overtake Dolick on the next circuit and did a power slide into turn three and shot past Shetler coming out of turn four on lap eight and then start to pull away. Ryan would take over third on lap ten from Dolick and move to second on the next circuit. Action slowed on lap 13 when Spithaler did a 360 spin in turn four but kept going but Jamie Myers spun and backed into the turn four guardrail trying to avoid Spithaler’s spin. The green flag waved for one more lap when track points leader Mitch Harble went for a multi time barrel roll in turn three to stop the action. Harble’s night started out rough as he was running second in his heat race and on the last lap, had the front end break and hit the guardrail in turn four. That forced him to start deep in the field of the last chance race and he earned a transfer into the feature on the next to last lap. The race would go non stop after that with Mumaw and Ryan pulling away from the rest of the field as Chris Myers was the man on the move. Starting 14th, Myers sprinter came to life after the red flag as he had moved into 6th before the red flag but on the restart, quickly jumped into third. With the race winding down Mumaw would slice his way through some of the back markers as Ryan could not make a run at the Wooster driver and Mumaw would put the ABR Farms, FinishLine Autobody and Finzer Farms #16 in victory lane for the second time this season and go from third to first in the NAPA WCS point standing with season championships on tap for next week. Chris Myers finished third with Dolick collecting 4th as Jamie Myers recovered from his spin to take fifth. It was déjà vu again in the Harriger Towing Super Late Model feature as Wooster’s Doug Drown started fourth but had the lead before the field completed one lap. JR Gentry and Brad Malcuit would start on the front row and they would stay side by side but Drown would slice right between the two coming out of turn four and take the lead. Gentry would stay close for the next couple of laps but Drown and his Hall’s Auto Sales, Wooster Glass and Kar Connection #240 would drive away to his 6th win of the year. Gentry would cruise to a second as the race for third was a tight one as points leader Brad Malcuit was in a dogfight with Ryan Markham, who is second in the points and just 20 markers behind Malcuit. Markham could pull along side Malcuit several times in the corners but Malcuit would hold him off down the straight aways to claim second and now have a 22 point lead going into next weeks double points championship battle. Cody Scott was right behind Malcuit and Markham to claim fifth. Drown and Larry Bellman, who was celebrating a birthday, won the heats. After a couple of aborted starts, the Kar Connection Rush Late Models rolled non stop to the finish as Hermitage Pa’s Alan Dellinger out hustled points leader Justin Chance into turn one and drove away aboard the Sarchione Chevrolet and BWR #8 for his first win of the season. Dave Airgood overtook Chance on lap three to finish second in front of Chance as heat winners Charlie Duncan and Kyle Harper, in his 1st trip to NAPA WCS, filled out the top five. Grabbing the lead from his outside front row starting spot, Canton’s Paul Holmes would go flag to flag to win his fifth Action Auto Body Super Stock feature of the season. Points leader Tyler Thompson started 6th and moved into second on lap two and spent all race hounding Holmes for the lead and was able to get side by side a couple of times but could never wrestle the lead away from the #68 of Holmes. Two drivers had their best finishes of the year as Cliff Staley finished third with Tod Beviloqua coming from his 10th starting position to post a fourth place finish as Gary Hensel Jr., who started 11th, rounded out the top five. Heat winners were Staley and Thompson. Billy Parsons would set the pace for the opening five laps of the WQKT Sports Country 104.5 Mini Stock feature but 7th starting Brad Hensel had picked his way through the field and took over the lead on lap 6 and then held off Chris Priebe the final two laps to pocket his sixth win of the season aboard the Smithville based M & S Concrete, DJ Directional Services and JoyRide Transportation #28 and strengthen his point lead. Priebe finished second with Parsons in third follwed by Doug Hensel and Mitch Reichard. Securing the heat wins were Parsons and Priebe. Brandon Gardner swept the action in the Flat Track Carts. Contingency Connection’s Drivers Rewards of over $100,000 were once again being pursued by the drivers for the night and yearly awards from many National Manufacturer’s. Season Championships will be decided next Saturday night, August 27th, with track championships and battles for top ten finishes in the points up for grabs in all class’ Check out the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com for the upcoming events at the track. Up dated points will be released on Monday.

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS Saturday, August 20, 2016 OVSCA & FISHER PERFORMANCE SPRINTS Heat 1 Nick Patterson, Troy Kingan, Mark Coleman, Brian Benson, Jeremy Duposki, Brandon Conkel, Mitch Harble, Adam Tippett Heat 2 Brandon Spithaler, Dan Shetler, Jamie Myers, Chris Myers, Clay Riney, Dave Dickson, Kris Davis, Dylan Kingan Heat 3 Jordan Ryan, Dean Jacobs, Wayne McPeek, Zach Morrow, Aaron Middaugh, Lance Webb, Shawn Hubler, Rick Holley Heat 4 Danny Mumaw, Jason Dolick, Tyler Dunn, Bob Tucker, Shawn Minor, Randy Fink, Ray Miller, Roger Campbell ‘B’Main Clay Riney, Aaron Middaugh, Mitch Harble, Brandon Conkle, Dave Dickson, Shawn Hubler, Roger Campbell, Jeremy Duposki, Kris Davis, Randy Fink, Lance Webb, Shawn Minor, Rick Holley, Ray Miller, Adam Tippett dns, Dylan Kingan dns Feature Danny Mumaw, Jordan Ryan, Chris Myers, Jason Dolick, Jamie Myers, Dan Shetler, Wayne McPeek, Clay Riney, Mark Coleman, Troy Kingan, Aaron Middaugh, Tyler Dunn, Zach Morrow, Bob Tucker, Brandon Conkel, Brian Benson, Brandon Spithaler, Mitch Harble, Dean Jacobs, Nick Patterson

HARRIGER TOWING SUPER LATE MODELS Heat 1 Doug Drown, Rick Bond, Cody Scott, Kirk Baker, Al Farriss, Kent Brewer, Jason Skelly, Ashlee Todd Heat 2 Larry Bellman, Ryan Markham, Brad Malcuit, JR Gentry, Blaine Aber, Jim Nicely, Jerry Aber Feature Doug Drown, JR Gentry, Brad Malcuit, Ryan Markham, Cody Scott, Larry Bellman, Rick Bond, Kirk Baker, Kent Brewer, Blaine Aber, Ashlee Todd, Jason Skelly, Jerry Aber, Jim Nicely, Al Farriss

ACTION AUTO BODY SUPER STOCKS Heat 1 Cliff Staley, Jordan James, Brandon Craver, Chris Albright, Tyler Nicely, Gary Hensel Jr,, Tom Fisher, Brandon Gardner Heat 2 Tyler Thompson, Paul Holmes, Ryan Leathers, Todd Gallion, Tod Beviloqua, Todd Sherwin, Steve Ott, Don Rutt Feature Paul Holmes, Tyler Thompson, Cliff Staley, Tod Beviloqua, Gary Hensel Jr., Brandon Craver, Todd Gallion, Chris Albright, Ryan Leathers, Don Rutt, Todd Sherwin, Steve Ott, Tom Fisher, Tyler Nicely, Jordan James, Brandon Gardner dns

KAR CONNECTION RUSH LATE MODELS Heat 1 Kyle Harper, Alan Dellinger, Hiram Bachmann, Justin Chance, Scott Delaney, Chuck Kimble Heat 2 Charlie Duncan, Matt Aber, Dave Airgood, Josh Stoica, Jamie Wrightsman, Bob Fry Feature Alan Dellinger, Dave Airgood, Justin Chance, Charlie Duncan, Kyle Harper, Matt Aber, Josh Stoica, Hiram Bachmann, Bob Fry, Scott Delaney, Jamie Wrightsman, Chuck Kimble dns

 

 

Ryan Jamison Flies to Popular Sprint Invaders Win at 34 Raceway!

(Bill W) West Burlington, IA, August 20, 2016 – “Flyin’” Ryan Jamison won for the first time with the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders since 2012 when he won back to back events at Cedar County Raceway in Tipton, Iowa and at the track he won at Saturday night, 34 Raceway near West Burlington, Iowa! The three-time series’ champion’s win was worth $1,600 to the Mediapolis, Iowa native. It was the sixth career win for Jamison with the Sprint Invaders, and his second at 34 with the series.

Before a lap could be completed, John Schulz, Friday night’s winner at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, bicycled in turn three. He got up on two wheels, and then one, but didn’t turn over. Damage to the right front sidelined him, however.

After that incident, the 25-lap feature went non-stop. Jamison grabbed the lead from outside the front row at the outset, ahead of pole-sitter, Jacob Glasgow, Harold Pohren and series’ point leader, Chris Martin. By lap three, both Pohren and Martin had moved by Glasgow into second and third. Martin tagged the wall on lap seven, breaking his jacob’s ladder, but stayed in third.

The leaders entered heavy lapped traffic on lap ten. Young Jake Blackhurst was on the move and shot into fourth on lap ten. Martin continued to work on Pohren for second and slid into the runner-up spot at the halfway point.

Blackhurst joined the top three on lap 17, but Pohren went back by a lap later in a good battle for the show position. With five to go, Jamison led Martin, Pohren, Blackhurst and Ball. Martin would make a bid for the lead with two to go, but the veteran, Jamison, would hold him off for a popular win. Martin held down second to increase his point lead, followed by Blackhurst, who passed Pohren on the last lap for third. Jamie Ball came from outside row five to finish fifth.

Jarrod Schneiderman, Josh Schneiderman, Jon Agan, Glasgow and Dave Getchell rounded out the top ten. Pohren, Blackhurst and Schulz won heat races, while Martin won the Shake-up Dash. Cody Wehrle flipped in his heat. He was uninjured, and returned to action in the feature, where he collected hard-charger honors, driving from 19th to 12th.

“We’ve had a tough season, and it’s been tough to make every show,” said and emotional Jamison in Victory Lane. “The Bergquist family found this motor and stuck it in my car for me. It had been sitting there for four years. No one had bid $5,000 for it on e-bay. They picked it up and it took a week to get her to run. We got it pretty good last night, and then tonight, we hit it right on the ass! I kind of smelled (Martin) out of the corner of my eye getting into some lapped traffic. I was dreaming we were going to be around the top at the start. But they chopped that down and made some crumbs. They worked the bottom and we tried it for a few laps. That wore off and we headed back up top. We went straight through the holes and pointed it back the other way. We eased it in and rolled it on down the chute!”

“I certainly tested my luck on every inch of the track,” said Martin. “I’m thankful that we even finished the race, let alone finished second. I felt we caught (Jamison) at the end. We just ran out of laps. I knew we had to do something more than just follow the leader. I really enjoy this track, and I’ve studied it the few years I’ve been running it. I have a pretty good understanding of it and of my racecar right now.”

“I didn’t actually know we passed for third,” said Blackhurst of his career-best performance with the Sprint Invaders. “I thought we were a little further back, so I was a little upset. I feel if we got by (Pohren) earlier, we could have been better. Going green to checker 25 laps didn’t really help us either. We got strung out. Overall, it was a pretty good night on our brand new car. Everyone was avoiding the rut (in turn three), but I was using it to my advantage. I was trying to get the left rear in that rut and grab the moisture.”

The Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders will next be in action on Sunday, September 4 at Quincy Raceways in Quincy, Illinois! For more information on the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com!

Results

Shottenkirk.com A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (2) 2. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (5) 3. 25, Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL (6) 4. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (4) 5. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (10) 6. 3G, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (9) 7. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (11) 8. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (8) 9. 59, Jacob Glasgow, Burlington, IA (1) 10. 83, Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA (7) 11. 69, Justin Buchholz, Davenport, IA (16) 12. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (19) 13. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (15) 14. 61, Dillan Roth, Burlington, IA (13) 15. 4*, Bailey Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (12) 16. 10T, Tim Moore, Rock Island, IL (17) 17. 58, Andy Krieger, Burlington, IA (14) 18. 1st, John Greenwood, Woodward, IA (18) 19. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (20) 20. 12, Nick Eastin, Burlington, IA (21) 21. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (3). Lap Leader: Jamison 1-25. KSE Hard-charger: Wehrle.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. Harold Pohren (3) 2. Jacob Glasgow (2) 3. Dave Getchell (6) 4. Jamie Ball (5) 5. Dillan Roth (1) 6. Justin Buchholz (7) 7. Cody Wehrle (4)

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started), Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. Jake Blackhurst (2) 2. Chris Martin (7) 3. Jon Agan (3) 4. Josh Schneiderman (5) 5. Andy Krieger (4) 6. Tim Moore (1) 7. Rob Weuve (6)

Fraise Mowersports Heat three (started), Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. John Schulz (2) 2. Ryan Jamison (3) 3. Jarrod Schneiderman (5) 4. Bailey Goldesberry (1) 5. Nate Van Haaften (6) 6. John Greenwood (4) DNS – Nick Eastin

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Chris Martin (2) 2. Jake Blackhurst (4) 3. Jacob Glasgow (1) 4. Ryan Jamison (6) 5. John Schulz (5) 6. Harold Pohren (3)

Contingencies

Pyrotec – Tim Moore

Saldana Racing Products – Jon Agan

Kreitz Oval Track Products – John Greenwood

 

 

Babb is best at I-35

Winston, MO (August 20, 2016)-Overtaking race leader Korey Weyant on a lap 24 restart, Terry Babb picked up his third Boss Chassis WAR Series win of 2016 on Saturday at I-35 Speedway. Clinton Boyles moved into the lead at the start as he was followed by Weyant. Weyant used a good run down the backstretch to get by Boyles on lap two. Weyant steadily increased his lead as he was followed by Boyles and Chris Parkinson. The first yellow would come out for TJ Muths and Katlynn Leer, who got together in turn one. Both would be able to continue. Weyant would continue to lead as Parkinson and Babb would move past Boyles with Mitchell Moore and Ryan Kitchen close behind. With 23 laps complete, Kitchen got turned around in between turns one and two leaving Warren Johnson with nowhere to go as he slammed into the Lincoln, NE driver. Both drivers were finished for the night. Boyles, who was running fourth at the time, pulled into the pits just before the cars retook the green flag with a flat tire and was unable to make it back out for the start as the WAR points leader missed finishing in the top five for only the second time this season. On the restart, Babb used a very aggressive slide job in turn two to take over the top spot. Babb increased his lead to go on to his third win of 2016 in the KCBJ Motorsports/Faith Flat-out Ministries Maxim powered by a Stanton-Mopar motor. Weyant was second in his Ealey Transportation/Mahan's Fiberglass/Moore Automotive Eagle with Automotive Machine power. Parkinson was third in the 54th Street Bar and Grill/Country Kids Daycare/Design Source Flooring DRC with Kevin's Liberty Machine power. Moore was fourth in the Kelly Potter owned Moore-powered XXX. Muths worked his way back up to fifth in the Quality Body Shop/Scott Racing Engines Maxim. Leer was sixth as she was followed by Kenny Potter and Bob Weuve. Andrew Genkinger got upside down hard as he flipped along the catch fence in the first heat. Michael Ell climbed the tire of another car on the start of the second heat as he went end over end over the turn one bank. His throttle then stuck and he continued through a fence, before coming to rest into a light pole. Luckily, both drivers were able to walk away from these scary accidents. Mitch Wissmiller, who scored a dominant win in his heat, was scheduled to start on the pole, but pulled into the pits with engine problems just before the drivers lined up for the A-Main. The Boss Chassis WAR Series will make its first appearance of 2016 at the Springfield Raceway in Springfield, MO next Saturday August 27. They will then return to the Bethany Fairgrounds Speedway in Bethany, MO on Sunday September 4. Hinchman Racewear 1st Heat- 8 laps 1. 99-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (4); 2. 8D-Terry Babb, Decatur, IL (2); 3. 77-Clinton, Boyles, Greenwood, MO (8); 4. 51-Mitchell Moore, Edgerton, KS (7); 5. 42-Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS (3); 6. 19-Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (6); 7. 21-Ryan Kitchen, Lincoln, NE (5)-DNF; 8. 09-Andrew Genkinger, Mt. Pleasant, IA (1)-DNF Wilwood Disc Brakes 2nd Heat- 8 laps 1. 12-Mitch Wissmiller, Saybrook, IL (7); 2. 65M-TJ Muths, Sedalia, MO (3); 3. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (6); 4. 82-Vinny Ward, Warrenton, MO (2); 5. 8K-Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (5); 6. 55-Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, MO (4); 7. 99L-Michael Ell, Raymore, MO (1)-DNF A-Main- 25 laps 1. 8D-Terry Babb (6); 2. 99-Korey Weyant (2); 3. 65-Chris Parkinson (4); 4. 51-Mitchell Moore (6); 5. 65M-TJ Muths (3); 6. 8K-Katlynn Leer (7); 7. 55-Kenny Potter (12); 8. 19-Bob Weuve (9); 9. 82-Vinny Ward (8); 10. 77-Clinton Boyles (1)-DNF; 11. 21-Ryan Kitchen (11)-DNF; 12. 42-Warren Johnson (10)-DNF; 13. 12-Mitch Wissmiller- (DNS); 14. 99L-Michael Ell- (DNS); 15. 09-Andrew Genkinger- (DNS)

 

 

Hodges Stops R.J. Johnson Sweep in Freedom Tour Finale at DCRP

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (August 20, 2016) – It was very nearly the week of R.J. Johnson entirely. New Mexico’s Josh Hodges had other ideas though.

After Johnson won the opening two rounds of the USAC Southwest “Freedom Tour” earlier in the week, the Phoenix shoe added a POWRi West Summer Showdown win to kick off Saturday night’s feature action atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park.

And the sweep of the night and “Freedom Tour” was well within reach with Johnson gridding the feature from the pole position. But, after leading the opening half of the race and then once again recapturing the lead, Johnson surrendered the point to Hodges in the final handful of circuits in the 30-lapper.

It was Hodges third overall win of the season aboard the Jackson Compaction/Mesilla Valley Trucking No. 74x Maxim and snapped a run of five consecutive wins for defending champion Johnson.

“That was a bad piece of driving there on my part,” Hodges said of handing the lead back over to Johnson on a lap 24 restart. “I didn’t think there was that much down there, but then I tried it and it stuck. We were fortunate to have a good enough car to get back out front.”

Hodges had chased Johnson from the outset, working the upper portion of the track as Johnson trimmed the berm in each corner.

Johnson kept Hodges at bay over the initial half of the race before Hodges took advantage of a lap 17 restart to take command.

Johnson returned the favor when Hodges left the low side of turn one open on the next restart six laps later. Hodges proved too strong though, battling back into the lead for keeps on the 26th lap and then surviving another pair of cautions with three laps to go to secure the win.

Johnson settled for second with fellow Arizona racer Shon Deskins capturing the show position. Deskins briefly battled past Johnson just past the halfway mark for second before Johnson surged back towards the front.

In just his eighth career wingless start and first of the year, Wichita resident Jeremy Campbell raced to a fourth-place finish with Charles Davis, Jr., rounding out the top five after running third over the initial half of the race.

Tennessee’s Anthony Nicholson finished out his first “Freedom Tour” with a sixth-place run as Dennis Gile, Shannon McQueen, Jordon Mallett and Zach Blurton.

In the POWRi West “Summer Showdown” portion of the evening, R.J. Johnson jumped into the lead at the outset and led all the way in the 20-lapper to become the third different winner of the week as Michelle Decker held off Matt Sherrell for runner-up honors.

Action continues at Dodge City Raceway Park next Saturday night, August 27, with the Third Annual IMCA Sport Modified Mayhem event along with the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Dodge City Raceway Park

August 20 Results:

Fourth Annual USAC Southwest Sprint Cars “Freedom Tour”:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 10c-Jeremy Campbell, 2. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 3. 17w-Harli White, 4. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 5. 20-Shon Deskins, 6. 56x-Mark Chisholm, 7. 98-Ryan Padgett, 8. 15d-Andrew Deal.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 14-Jordon Mallett, 2. 13g-Dennis Gile, 3. 74x-Josh Hodges, 4. 7-Shannon McQueen, 5. 16x-Anthony Nicholson, 6. 5-Tye Mihocko, 7. 2J-Zach Blurton.

Qualifier One (8 Laps): 1. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 2. 74x-Josh Hodges, 3. 77-R.J. Johnson, 4. 20-Shon Deskins, 5. 14-Jordon Mallett, 6. 2J-Zach Blurton, 7. 5-Tye Mihocko. DNS: 15d-Andrew Deal.

Qualifiers Two (8 Laps): 1. 16x-Anthony Nicholson, 2. 10c-Jeremy Campbell, 3. 13g-Dennis Gile, 4. 17w-Harli White, 5. 7-Shannon McQueen, 6. 98-Ryan Padgett. DNS: 56x-Mark Chisholm.

“A” Main (30 Laps): 1. 74x-Josh Hodges, 2. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 3. 20-Shon Deskins, 4. 10c-Jeremy Campbell, 5. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 6. 16x-Anthony Nicholson, 7. 13g-Dennis Gile, 8. 7-Shannon McQueen, 9. 14-Jordon Mallett, 10. 2J-Zach Blurton, 11. 98-Ryan Padgett, 12. 17w-Harli White, 13. 5-Tye Mihocko, 14. 56x-Mark Chisholm, 15. 15d-Andrew Deal.

Lap Leaders: R.J. Johnson 1-16, Josh Hodges 17-23, Johnson 24-25, Hodges 26-30.

POWRi West Midgets “Summer Showdown”:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 51-R.J. Johnson, 2. 35-Matt Sherrell, 3. 4m-Michelle Decker, 4. 56-Mark Chisholm, 5. 82-Steven Shebester, 6. 44-Don Droud, Jr., 7. 72-Grady Chandler, 8. 17e-Blake Edwards.

Qualifier One (8 Laps): 1. 44-Don Droud, Jr., 2. 4m-Michelle Decker, 3. 51-R.J. Johnson, 4. 35-Matt Sherrell, 5. 82-Steven Shebester, 6. 56-Mark Chisholm, 7. 72-Grady Chandler, 8. 17e-Blake Edwards.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 51-R.J. Johnson, 2. 4m-Michelle Decker, 3. 35-Matt Sherrell, 4. 44-Don Droud, Jr., 5. 82m-Steven Shebester, 6. 14-Grady Chandler, 7. 56-Mark Chisholm, 8. 17e-Blake Edwards.

 

 

Sodeman's Win Sets Stage for Championship Run Next Week; Roepke Summer Shootout Winner; Riggs, Byler, Bova, Callahan, and Simmons also Score

(Mercer, PA August 20, 2016): Jack Sodeman, Jr. won the non-stop feature event for the 4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprints at Mercer Raceway Park, solidifying his points lead heading into Championship Night, which will award double points to all competitors. "You just run the same every race, try to win every race, and the points will take care of themselves," Sodeman Said about his quest for a third track championship. "We got a pretty good shot, we just need to be consistent, and not do anything pretty dumb."

Ohio's Alvin Roepke won the first Summer Shootout between the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors and the Fremont Attica Sprint Tour 305 Sprints. Some seventeen F.A.S.T. racers crossed the state line to race in Pennsylvania, sixteen of them made the feature event, and three of them swept the podium spots.

Also scoring victories were Lonny Riggs (Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds), Russell Byler (Precise Racing Products Open Stock Cars, Jacob Bova (Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites), Tim Callahan (Eperthener's Auto Wrecking/Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks), and Jordan Simmons (Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints).

Jack Sodeman, Jr. made a spectacular move on the initial green flag for the 4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprint Cars, but the maneuver was nullified for a false start by the pole man, Bryan Sebetto. "I was definitely disappointed, the first start worked out really well for us, and I figured that they weren't going to let us get away with it again." Sodeman was right, as Sebetto learned the lesson and was in a position to impede Sodeman's dash to the front in the first two turns of the race. "I knew that he (Sebetto) would take the line," Sodeman observed.

As it was, Sodeman settled into third behind Sebetto and Alex Paden, but he did not stay there for very long. Sodeman took the second spot from Paden as they entered turn three on the first lap. Sebetto held down the lead until lap five, when Sodeman moved to the inside for the advantage.

After that, Sodeman had the car on cruise control for the remaining twenty laps of the contest. "I knew when I got to lapped traffic I could be a little patient, but not too patient because those guys would be coming." But Sodeman had no idea how big of a lead he had. Sebetto ran second the rest of the way, and was some 2.5 seconds behind the leader at the finish.

Michael Bauer got third, courtesy of a miscue by Brandon Matus in turns three and four with two laps to go. Matus got into the corner way too hot, and held on for dear life as the car got completely sideways on him. He kept the car going, and got it straightened out in turn four. On the final lap, he got into three a bit too hot again, but his slide around the top was not as dramatic. He got the car righted again, and completed the event without losing any other positions. Dan Kuriger came from mid-pack to grab fifth.

Alex Paden was sixth. Dennis Wagner, A.J. Flick, Andy McKisson, and John Garvin completed the top ten.

Heat winners were Brandon Matus and A.J. Flick.

Veteran Alvin Roepke led wire to wire to capture the first ever grudge match between the F.A.S.T. 305 Sprints and the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. Roepke was thrilled about his win. "I came here as a kid, years ago, and I watched Johnny Beaber, Gus Linder, Ralph Quarterson, and Ed Lynch, and what a thrill it is to win here," he said.

Roepke's dash was slowed by a caution on lap three, and the remaining laps were run off without any other incidents. Roepke was pretty humble about his dominance. "It was just a lucky guess on the setup."

He had a comfortable lead at the halfway mark, but second place runner Dan McCarron started cutting into the margin over the remaining laps. McCarron was .587 seconds behind at the end of the race. Paul Weaver completed the Ohio sweep of the top three spots.

Andy Priest was the highest finishing Mercer regular, in fourth. He had a bit of trouble early in the race, slipping back several spots due to a bobble in the second corner. He, too, was closing in on the leaders at the finish, but he needed more laps to challenge the three visitors ahead of him.

Luke Griffith, Cody Bova, John Ivy, Darin Gallagher, Dustin Drinan, and Nate Dussel held positions five through ten.

The three heats went to John Ivy, Weaver, and Priest. The B Main winner was Adam Kekich.

Lonny Riggs also went wire to wire for the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modified victory, holding off points leader Jimmy Holden in a two-lap dash for the cash. Riggs was a bit concerned about his tire choice for the race. Riggs, who had the pole position, made the winning bet by setting up to run the inside, and it worked. "We went with a real soft tire on the left rear, and I was a little afraid that it wouldn't hold up. It was starting to give up a little bit, so I went in easy and came off hard."

Jeff Schaffer, Jr. earned a career best third, one spot ahead of his father, Jeff Sr. Richard Whitney had a top three finish slip through his fingertips, having both Schaffers pass him in the final laps.

Sid Unverzagt, Jr. led the next group to the checkers. Kevin Green, Kyle Holden, Ryan Kemery, and Jerry Bowser completed the top ten.

The preliminaries went to Jimmy Holden and Jeff Schaffer, Jr.

Russell Byler moved into the lead just before the halfway mark in the Precise Racing Products Open Stocks. "I learned a lot driving the Late Model, and it really helped getting back to this, I think that I got a little smoother, not as inconsistent," Byler explained. He got a late start to the 2016 season, waiting to sell off his Crate Late Model equipment, but, boy oh boy, he's been fast since making his first start of the season.

Byler, who scored the easy victory, announced his plans to race a Super Late Model in 2017. "We will be even more limited with a Stock Car schedule, but it will all depend on the Late Model car," he said. Then, he added with a laugh, "maybe they will run a few more Late Model races here next year."

Points leader William Hurrelbrink padded his advantage by taking a second place finish, several positions ahead of his closest adversary, defending champion, Ryan Moyer. Early leader Andy Thompson was third, with Shawn Smith and Pat Fielding getting fourth and fifth. Moyer was sixth, ahead of Curt Bish, Gary Fisher, Garrett Calvert, and Bill Best.

Heat winners were Hurrrelbrink and Smith.

In the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites, Jacob Bova regained the lead after Mark Marcucci lost an engine while leading. Marcucci took the lead from Bova on lap five. Points leader Doug Jones took second with just two laps remaining in the contest, moving Jason Dye back to third. Fourth went to Jason Johnson and fifth to Shane Webb. Positions six through ten belonged to Vivian Jones, Dusty Frantz, Cody Cooper, Keith Smith, and Marcucci. The heat winners were Shane Pfeuffer and Doug Jones.

Tim Callahan led wire to wire in the Mini Stocks presented by Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles. Alex Paden raced home in second, followed by the pole sitter Tyler Fulton. Alan Perry and Shane Shook completed the top five. Nick Steiger, William Haylett, Summar Pitts, Karlee Longwell, and Ed Haylett held positions six through ten. The heat victories went to Callahan and Paden.

In the Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints, Jordan Simmons got the jump on his friend, Roman Jones. Sammy Darby slipped ahead of Jones for second on lap five and held it to the finish. Jones was third. Madie Bova and Chase Metheney were next. Ayden Cipriano, Ty Lance, and Peyton Bova were next. Austin Cavanaugh did not start the event.

Next week, August 28, will be the final points race of the season, and it will count twice towards the season championship, so the racers will be fighting hard for every position! It will also be the second Meet Your Heroes Night, presented by Herr's, the official snack food of Mercer Raceway Park. There will be no racing on Labor Day weekend.

4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprints: Jack Sodeman, Jr., Bryan Sebetto, Michael Bauer, Brandon Matus, Dan Kuriger, Alex Paden, Dennis Wagner, A.J. Flick, Andy McKisson, John Garvin, Arnie Kent, Gale Ruth, Jr., Byan Saulsbery, Brent Matus, Davey Jones, Lou Scudere, Joe McEwen, Gale Ruth, Sr.

Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors /F.A.S.T. 305 Sprints: Alvin Roepke, Dan McCarron, Paul Weaver, Andy Priest, Luke Griffith, Cody Bova, John Ivy, Darin Gallagher, Dustin Drinan, Nate Dussel, Landon LaLonde, Jimmy Seger, Adam Kekich, Matt Foos, Steve Rando, Jason Keckler, Kyle Capodice, Trevor Baker, Rick Peterson, Kelsey Ivy.

DNQ: George Englert, Evan Kornbau, Tyler Street, Mike Miller, Mike Marano, II, Gregg McCandless, Eric L. Williams.

Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds: Lonny Riggs, Jimmy Holden, Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Jeff Schaffer, Sr., Richard Whitney, Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Kevin Green, Kyle Holden, Ryan Kemery, Jerry Bowser, Kyle Fink (DNS), J.R. McGinley (DNS).

Precise Racing Products Open Stock Cars: Russell Byler, William Hurrelbrink, Ryan Moyer. Andy Thompson, Shawn Smith, Pat Fielding, Ryan Moyer, Curt Bish, Gary Fisher, Garrett Calvert, Bill Best, Dan Fedorchack, Brandon Welker, Tony Spaghetti, Charlie Baptiste, Steve Allison.

Rock Concrete Supply Modfified Lites: Jacob Bova, Doug Jones, Jason Dye, Jason Johnson, Shane Webb, Vivian Jones, Dusty Frantz, Cody Cooper, Keith Smith, Mark Marcucci, Shane Pfeuffer (DNS).

Eperthener's Auto Wrecking/Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks: Tim Callahan, Alex Paden, Tyler Fulton, Alan Perry, Shane Shook, Nick Steiger, William Haylett, Summar Pitts, Karlee Longwell, Ed Haylett, Mike McElhaney, Justin Briley.

Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints: Jordan Simmons, Sammy Darby, Roman Jones, Madie Bova, Chase Metheney, Ayden Cipriano, Ty Lance, Peyton Bova, Austin Cavanaugh (DNS).

 

 

Hirst is Hungry Like a Wolf

Chico, CA (August 19, 2016)…It’s been a dream like season for Paradise resident Kyle Hirst. Numerous meaningful victories in 2016 have brought Hirst into the spotlight and currently recognized as the top 410 winged sprint car driver in California. Tonight Hirst continued his dominance of important sprint car races in 2016 and won the Fourth Annual Tyler Wolf Memorial at Silver Dollar Speedway. This season at Chico alone, Hirst has won the Dave Bradway Jr. and the David Tarter Memorials. With the win Hirst now joins Andy Forsberg, Rico Abreu and Jonathan Allard as Tyler Wolf Memorial winners. Not only does Hirst get to display the beautiful 6ft. tall Wolf Trophy at his home for the next 365 days but he also collected over $2500 in purse and extra lap money for the win. “It’s great to get this win and park the Finley Farms #77 back in victory lane in Chico,” said Hirst. A nice turnout of 22 winged sprint cars attended the race in honor of Tyler Wolf.

Andy Forsberg jumped out to the early lead of the 25-lap main event. Forsberg was a rocket ship and pulled out to a comfortable lead. However, on lap six Forsberg tried to drive to the outside of a slower car that began to push him up and over the back straight ledge. Forsberg could never get all four wheels back on the track and lost numerous positions. Forsberg’s misfortune was Chase Majdic’s good luck. The crowd erupted as the #19, the car Tyler Wolf raced, took the lead on lap seven. Even though it was short lived, Majdic gave the Wolf family and friends the thrill of a lifetime watching the #19 lead the Wolf event. On the following lap Hirst was able to use a slower car to his advantage and pass Majdic for the lead.

While Hirst went on to lead the majority of the race he still had to work hard for the win. Not only were the slower cars difficult to pass but Majdic was all over Hirst for the lead. Mason Moore should be commended for a strong effort tonight. Moore earned the fast time honors resulting in a $700 bonus from generous sponsors. He was up on the wheel all night and finished third. Sean Becker had a solid point’s night and passed couple cars to finish fourth. Bobby McMahan was a pleasant surprise and finished fifth.

Henry, McMahan and Becker each picked up an extra $100 courtesy of A.R.T. Enterprises by winning their eight lap heat races. Withrow’s Motorsports added 10 gallons of methanol for the heat race winners. Withrow’s also gave Justyn Cox 10 gallons for finishing 10th in the main event. On behalf of everyone associated with the event we want to thank all of the fans who chipped in for the extra money awarded on behalf of Tyler Wolf to the competitors. Seth Nunes was awarded the $200 Hard Luck of the night courtesy of JP’s Paint and Body Works after a violent flip in his heat race that sidelined him for the rest of the night.

Ryan McDaniel won his fourth consecutive limited late model championship Friday night. McDaniel now has eight overall track championships at Chico. McDaniel won the championship with style by also winning the main event. Ryan won his third main event of the season and ended up with a 10 point cushion over veteran Ken Micheli. It was great to see Richard Papenhausen back at his home track. Ray Trimble added extra excitement and those three drivers put on a great show.

Wyatt Brown earned the winged economy sprint car track title. Brown needed to win the main event and his heat race to have a chance, and that is exactly what he did. Brown won the championship by just one point over Mike Ficklin. It was an exciting and emotional win for the Brown family who has been very dedicated to local motorsports. Ficklin shouldn’t hang his head as he had an awesome year with two wins. Brown will now set his sights on capturing the Marysville title.

Brian Compton got back to his winning ways and captured the Hobby Stocks feature event. Kyle Allen gave Compton a run for his money early on. Allen led the first half of the race until Compton was able to drive by. Allen ended up second. Todd Hemman finished in the third spot. Next Friday, once Compton takes the green flag in the main event he will win his third Hobby Stock track championship.

Phillip Shelby won his fourth main event of the season at Chico during the street stock championship season. Yet, he still trails Shawn Smith by four points heading into the final race of the year next Friday night. Shelby held off a charging Chris Warner until late in the event when Warner’s car went up in smoke. Phil Marino started seventh and drove up to a solid second place finish. Fritz Zanker earned a respectable third place finish.

The season finale takes place this Friday night at Chico. For more information or full results please visit http://www.silverdollarspeedway.com/

 

 

Giossi Grabs Third Straight Win With Princeton Victory Princeton, MN

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (8-19-16)

After picking up his third career Traditional Sprint Car Series feature win at the Cedar Lake Speedway on July 30, young James Giossi of New Richmond has been a winning streak. Giossi won his third straight TSCS feature on Friday night August 19 at the Princeton Speedway following a win the night before at the Grand Rapids Speedway during a non-points (exhibition) show. Giossi started third and had the lead by the end of the opening lap on the second start attempt of the 25 lap feature. Giossi was never seriously challenged for the top spot the entire distance despite one red and another yellow flag that slowed the pace. Giossi earned $500 and took over the TSCS point lead with the win. Giossi thanked his crew and sponsors following the race. It was the fifth time in just his second season behind the wheel of a non-winged sprint car that he parked it in Rock Auto Victory Lane.

With all three UMSS divisions on the program and the winged sprints running for the Billy Anderson Memorial title, there was a ton of sprint car racing action for the fans. The Traditional sprints ran their typical three heat races, as the drivers earned passing and finishing points. Giossi was the top point earner and drew inside row two. The front row would see Mike Mueller and Cam Schafer lead the 19 car field to the green with Jimmy Kouba sitting outside row two. Heat race winners included Mueller, Giossi and Jake Kouba.

On the initial start of the feature, 2014 TSCS Champion Cam Schafer bicycled on the heavy cushion and spun out of harms way. This brought out an immediate yellow flag with a complete restart in order. Schafer had to tag the tail. Giossi grabbed the lead on the second start attempt, a lead he would not relinquish, and set the pace. Giossi slowly pulled away from the field during the first 21 lap green flag run and began lapping cars prior to the midway mark. With 21 laps in the books, Johnny Parsons III executed a series of wild-looking flips/rolls off of turn three and ended up in a water puddle at the bottom of the embankment outside of the turn. Parsons walked away but his battered car was certainly out of action.

Two quick green flag laps followed the Parsons crash before the final yellow light blinked on. Ty Sampair got crossed up a bit exiting the high side of turn four and dove down across the track. Scott Brandt made contact with Sampair and both cars ended up spinning out, Brandt on the front stretch down low and Sampair eventually over in turn one after a muddy drive through yet another large water puddle on the inside of turn one. This set up a two lap dash to the checkers. Throughout these two incidents, Giossi remained strong up front on his way to victory. Jimmy Kouba rode home in second ahead of Mueller, Jake Kouba and 13th starter Kevin Bradwell. Rookie candidate Hunter Custer equaled his best performance of the season with a sixth place finish. Neal Matuska, Anna Hippe, Bryan Roach and Sampair completed the top ten. Sixteen cars finished with eleven on them still on the lead lap. Previous point leader Rick Kobs had an off-track excursion in turns 3-4 during the early laps and fell to the back of the field, eventually getting lapped by Giossi. Kobs was the first of the lapped cars in twelveth.

The Traditional sprints were set to complete a double header weekend at the Ogilvie Raceway the following night, but rain showers caused the event to fall victim to the weather. With the championship and rookie point battles heating up, there are still three full-point shows remaining on the schedule along with four non-point events. Race fans can check out the schedule, results, points and other news for the Traditional Sprint Car Series on our website at www.umsprints.com by clicking on the blue logo or follow us on Facebook.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - Princeton Speedway August 19, 2016 (Race #18)

GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 11-James Giossi[3]; 2. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[4]; 3. 87-Mike Mueller[1]; 4. 6-Jake Kouba[5]; 5. 95-Kevin Bradwell[13]; 6. 29-Hunter Custer[7]; 7. 48-Neal Matuska[8]; 8. 16-Anna Hippe[14]; 9. 99-Bryan Roach[18]; 10. N1-Ty Sampair[11]; 11. 7B-Scott Brandt[12]; 12. 81-Rick Kobs[6]; 13. 14-Cam Schafer[2]; 14. 55-Joseph Kouba[16]; 15. 27-Mike Walters[17]; 16. 6L-Joe Lallier[15]; 17. (DNF) 69S-Jon Lewerer[19]; 18. (DNF) 12-Johnny Parsons III[9]; 19. (DNF) 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[10] Lap Leader: Giossi 1-25. Cautions: (2) yellows & (1) red. First yellow on opening lap when 14 bicycled in turn 2 and spun. Red flag with 21 laps scored when 12 flipped/rolled wildly several times off turn 3. JP3 was okay. Last yellow with 23 laps in when N1 & 7B made contact on front stretch with both cars ending up spun out. G-W-C dash to the finish then.

Track Rat Photos Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 87-Mike Mueller[1]; 2. 29-Hunter Custer[2]; 3. 48-Neal Matuska[4]; 4. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[5]; 5. N1-Ty Sampair[7]; 6. 99-Bryan Roach[3]; 7. (DNF) 69S-Jon Lewerer[6] Lap Leaders: Custer 1, Mueller 2-10. No cautions.

Meeks Video Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 11-James Giossi[3]; 2. 14-Cam Schafer[5]; 3. 12-Johnny Parsons III[4]; 4. 95-Kevin Bradwell[1]; 5. 16-Anna Hippe[2]; 6. 55-Joseph Kouba[6] Lap Leaders: Bradwell 1-4, Giossi 5-10. No cautions.

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 6-Jake Kouba[1]; 2. 81-Rick Kobs[3]; 3. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[6]; 4. 7B-Scott Brandt[4]; 5. 6L-Joe Lallier[2]; 6. 27-Mike Walters[5] Lap Leaders: Lallier 1, Jake Kouba 2-10. No cautions.

 

 

Exciting Billy Anderson Memorial Win For Chris Graf at Princeton Princeton, MN

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (8-19-16)

It was worth the wait! Rain back on June 3rd forced the 15th Annual Billy Anderson Memorial at the Princeton Speedway to be postponed until Friday night August 19. Rain in the area nearly nixed the event again, but the weather cooperated and the UMSS winged sprints put on their best feature race of the season, one of the best in the eight year history of the series and likely one of the best in the running of the Billy Anderson Memorial as well. Rain earlier in the day along with overcast, humid conditions with rain just south of the track made for a fast, tacky and heavy racing surface at the 1/4 mile high-banked bullring. The UMSS sprints would find the conditions to their liking. 2013 UMSS Champion Chris Graf also found the racing conditions to his liking, as he came from his seventh starting spot to take the lead from Brooke Tatnell on lap 18 and go on to record his first win of the 2016 season to open up the scheduled six-race Midwest Power Series with a thrilling victory. Graf earned $2,000 for his effort. Track announcer Dean Reller interviewed Graf in Rock Auto Victory Lane following 25 laps of great feature racing action which saw four different leaders.

The UMSS winged sprints drew a good field of (17) cars despite less than desirable weather conditions. Following the usual double round of qualifying races, they lined up for their 25 lap feature event. Heat wins went to Derrik Lusk and Jamey Ogston while 2015 UMSS Champion Ryan Bowers and all-time career leading UMSS feature winner Brooke Tatnell topped the Challenge Races. The top four cars in points earned redrew for the first two rows of the feature with Lusk and Tatnell on the front row followed by three-time UMSS Champion Jerry Richert, Jr. and Bowers in row two.

Lusk launched to an early lead over Tatnell and Richert. Four laps into the race, the lone caution appeared when Leigh Thomas turned sideways in turn four. This set the stage for 21 green flag laps of exciting racing up front. Richert came from third to first on the restart exiting turn two and brought his brother-in-law Tatnell with him, as Lusk did not get a particularly good restart. Richert managed to hold off Tatnell over the next nine laps with Lusk, Bowers and Graf racing a short distance behind the leaders. After a couple of failed attempts to wrestle the lead away from Richert, Tatnell finally accomplished the task on lap 14. Meanwhile Graf was making significant progress on the bottom and got by Richert a lap later. Graf worked on Tatnell for three more laps and made what would be the winning pass on lap 18. Tatnell wasn't done, as he continued to challenge Graf for the top spot. Suddenly Bowers was in the mix in the waning laps while the leaders worked lapped traffic. Graf jumped the cushion a bit in turn four coming to the white flag which allowed Tatnell and Bowers to close in. Bowers moved past Tatnell entering turn one on the final lap just a few car lengths behind Graf. Graf made sure he didn't give the race away on the final circuit, as he raced to an exciting victory that had the crowd cheering on numerous occasions throughout the green flag run to the checkers.

Graf picked up a well-earned victory for his 12th career UMSS win and his first Billy Anderson Memorial title. Graf became the 11th different winner of this event in the 15 year history which includes a couple of rain outs. Only Richert and Tatnell have won the Billy Anderson Memorial twice. Bowers settled for second at the finish ahead of Tatnell, Richert and Lusk. Rounding out the top ten finishers was Troy Manteufel, Ogston, Tony Norem, Reed Allex and Jeff Pellersels. Norem was driving a second Pellersels car with the Chevy crate CT525 engine in it. Bowers also picked up an extra $500 for a special award sponsored by Mike Botzek. Botzek formerly owned the B1st sprint car which Billy Anderson drove from him for a few seasons. Botzek developed the Billy Anderson Memorial Passing Award which encompassed the most cars passed throughout the entire evening including the heats, challenge races and the feature. The feature also had lapped cars figured into the mix. In the end, Bowers topped Graf by one car for this special award. Bowers earned $1,000 for second plus this bonus for a nice payday of $1,500.

The UMSS winged sprints were scheduled to conclude their double-header weekend with their second appearance of the season at the Ogilvie Raceway on Saturday night August 20, but rainy weather forced the cancellation of that event. Racers and fans can keep track of all the UMSS action on our website at www.umsprints.com by clicking on the red logo or on the UMSS Facebook page.

UMSS Race Results - Princeton Speedway August 19, 2016 (Race #8) 15th Annual Billy Anderson Memorial

Midwest Power Equipment & GRP Motorsports 15th Annual Billy Anderson Memorial Feature (25 Laps): 1. 20G-Chris Graf[7]; 2. 199-Ryan Bowers[4]; 3. 14-Brooke Tatnell[2]; 4. 63-Jerry Richert Jr[3]; 5. 2L-Derrik Lusk[1]; 6. 5M-Troy Manteufel[6]; 7. 03-Jamey Ogston[5]; 8. 22-Tony Norem[12]; 9. 91A-Reed Allex[9]; 10. 1-Jeff Pellersels[10]; 11. 1D-Dean Brown[8]; 12. 29-Leigh Thomas[11]; 13. (DNF) 9-Jared Goerges[13]; 14. (DNF) 7M-Bob McVitty[14]; (DNS) 77-Kevin Bradwell; (DNS) 74-Roger McVitty; (DNS) 52-Jake Lempelius Lap Leaders: Lusk 1-4, Richert 5-13, Tatnell 14-17, Graf 18-25. Cautions: (1) yellow with 4 laps in for 29 spin turn 4. Outstanding feature race, one of the best in the eight year history of the series! Ryan Bowers won the Mike Botzek sponsored $500 Billy Anderson Memorial Passing Award for the entire evening, edging Graf by one car.

Hoosier Racing Tire Challenge Race 1 (8 Laps): 1. 199-Ryan Bowers[4]; 2. 2L-Derrik Lusk[6]; 3. 77-Kevin Bradwell[2]; 4. 63-Jerry Richert Jr[5]; 5. 91A-Reed Allex[1]; 6. 1-Jeff Pellersels[3]; (DNS) 9-Jared Goerges; (DNS) 74-Roger McVitty; (DNS) 52-Jake Lempelius Lap Leaders: Bradwell 1, Bowers 2-8. No cautions.

My Race Pass Challenge Race 2 (8 Laps): 1. 14-Brooke Tatnell[3]; 2. 5M-Troy Manteufel[1]; 3. 1D-Dean Brown[2]; 4. 03-Jamey Ogston[5]; 5. 20G-Chris Graf[4]; 6. 22-Tony Norem[6]; 7. 29-Leigh Thomas[7]; 8. (DNF) 7M-Bob McVitty[8] Lap Leaders: Manteufel 1-5, Tatnell 6-8. No cautions.

Track Rat Photos Ultimate Sprint Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 2L-Derrik Lusk[3]; 2. 63-Jerry Richert Jr[5]; 3. 20G-Chris Graf[6]; 4. 1-Jeff Pellersels[2]; 5. 1D-Dean Brown[7]; 6. 91A-Reed Allex[4]; 7. (DNF) 22-Tony Norem[1]; (DNS) 7M-Bob McVitty Lap Leaders: Norem 1-3, Lusk 4-8. Cautions: (1) yellow for 22 slow on inside lap 5.

Meeks Video Ultimate Sprint Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 03-Jamey Ogston[2]; 2. 199-Ryan Bowers[6]; 3. 14-Brooke Tatnell[5]; 4. 77-Kevin Bradwell[4]; 5. 5M-Troy Manteufel[8]; 6. (DNF) 29-Leigh Thomas[3]; 7. (DNF) 9-Jared Goerges[7]; 8. (DNF) 74-Roger McVitty[1]; (DNS) 52-Jake Lempelius Lap Leader: Ogston 1-9. Cautions: (1) red for accident with 7 laps scored in turn one involving 9, 29 & 74. 9 tipped over and 29 managed to get up on big tractor tires outside turn one. Race went G-W-C to finish after that, thus the 9 laps. 9 & 29 returned to race later in program. 74 scratched for the remainder of the night. 52 broke a motor in hot laps and was scratched for the evening.

 

 

The Dauminator Denies Thorson, "Parks It" at Lincoln Speedway

Lincoln, IL - Current leader of the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series points standings, Zach Daum, rallied back against Tanner Thorson at Lincoln Speedway to collect career victory number 17. Daum started on the outside front row and vaulted to an early lead over the pair of Keith Kunz Motorsports entries, Tanner Thorson and Carson Macedo.

Daum held a healthy lead over Thorson until lap 13 when racing was halted for Ryan Robinson who flipped entering turn one. Robinson was alright and able to continue after a quick visit to the work area. Returning to green flag racing, Thorson started to pressure Daum, only to have the action cut short as the red flag appeared for Brayton Lynch who flipped entering turn one and landed on all fours. Lynch would be alright, but damage sustained to his machine would end his night.

Just to the half way point, Thorson again pressured Daum, challenging multiple times before taking the lead entering turn one on lap 26. Daum, not one to give up, persevered and took the lead back from Thorson the following lap off turn four. With three laps remaining, Daum stretched his lead coming to the checkered, and unpredictably his engine burst into flames on the cool down lap. Spencer Bayston finished third, while Holly Shelton took a career-best with fourth. Carson Macedo rounded out the top five.

"The joke of the pit always used to be that Bryan would break or have a flat tire or something after the checkered and he'd finish the race, normally win it, and something would happen after the race," explained Zach Daum. "I guess that's our way of saying we parked it tonight in his fashion. And it's not too often that you drive back by a Keith Kunz car."

"We might have ran second, but I sure had fun," stated Tanner Thorson. "I can't think of any better person to race with than Zach. He's one hell of a race car driver. He's super clean and I always enjoy racing with him. I'm looking forward to tomorrow night; hopefully the rain stays away."

"We were pretty good there," said Spencer Bayston. "The track was pretty hooked up and it took me a while to get going. I was able to get by Carson, but these two guys were out front just cruising and I was struggling to keep up. Hat's off to Zach; it looks like they were going at it." Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 5D - ZACH DAUM, Heat 2: 71K - CARSON MACEDO, Heat 3: 67 - TANNER THORSON

Great Clips Feature Winner: 5D - ZACH DAUM

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 5D - ZACH DAUM 2. 67 - TANNER THORSON 3. 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON 4. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 5. 71K - CARSON MACEDO 6. 32 - GARRETT AITKEN 7. 5X - JUSTIN PECK 8. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 9. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 10. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT 11. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 12. 10C - DALTON CAMFIELD 13. 5B - ARIEL BIGGS 14. 82 - ERIC JOHNSON 15. 20 - CODY WEISENSEL 16. 17C - DEVIN CAMFIELD 17. 1K - BRAYTON LYNCH 18. 6C - DAVE CAMFIELD 19. 8C - JOHNNY PETROZELLE

For further information, visit www.powri.com, "Like" POWRi on Facebook and follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter.

 

 

TRACKS

Lethal Lee Wins Darwin Title

In what was a dominant performance, Western Australian Lee Nash drove to victory in last night’s iFind Pipes ‘N’ Cables Chariots of Thunder opener, the C&R Constructions Darwin Sprintcar Title, at Darwin’s Roller Door Services NT Northline Speedway.

Despite the fact that Nash has never previously competed at Northline Speedway, it didn’t stop him qualifying on pole position for the 25-lap Darwin Title deciding feature race. After starting from pole position after highest points man and local Jason McIver elected to start from the outside of the front row, Nash was able to get the jump on McIver. Nash was then able to survive a handful of restarts for stoppages during the race, and then was able to go on to record an impressive victory. For Nash, this was his maiden Sprintcar feature-race victory after five seasons of trying.

McIver, who had topped the point standings heading into the feature race, put in a gallant drive throughout the race, but was unable to get an advantage over Nash and had to settle for second. It was an impressive night for McIver and is no doubt going to buoy well for him heading into tonight’s Pitlane Liquor and Bullseye Trading Pope 65 Bob Ekins Memorial, which is an event named in honour of his grandfather.

After qualifying for the feature race through the B main, South Australian Glen Sutherland managed to work his way through the field and snare the final spot on the podium in third. Earlier in the night, Sutherland battled with mechanical issues, which saw him unable to finish either of his heat races and consequently forced him to earn his feature-race starting spot via the B main.

Fresh from his maiden racing trip to America, Western Australian-based teenager Mitch Wormall finished just off the podium in fourth. After some misfortune in an earlier heat race, where he was forced to retire while leading due to a mechanical issue, Wormall had to qualify for the feature race through the B main and went on to work his way forward over the 25-lap distance for a satisfying result.

Behind Wormall in fifth was local Troy David, who ran strongly inside the top five for the majority of the feature race. Following David home were the remaining finishers and fellow locals Jason Gebert, Luke Robinson, Chris Harrison, Keith Phelps, Mark Robinson and David Ling.

The list of non-finishers included Ben Atkinson, Simon Spitzbarth, B-main winner Caleb Gotts, NSW’s Kyle Caunt, Danny Porter, Chace Karpenko, Victorian Rusty Hickman and Nick Halkitis. The likes of Atkinson, Spitzbarth, Caunt, Karpenko, Porter and Hickman were all on track for strong results up until their fate was decided by misfortune, which included a mixture of mechanical issues and crash damage.

Earlier in the night, the B main saw victory go the way of Gotts ahead of Gebert, Sutherland (who attempted a desperate last-lap pass for the lead on Gotts but was unable to pull it off and was lucky to be able to maintain a top-four transfer spot) and Wormall. The heat-race wins were shared between Nash, Porter, Ellement and McIver. The night started in ideal fashion for Ellement, who topped the time sheets in qualifying hot laps.

Despite a great run earlier in the night by virtue of topping the time sheets in qualifying hot laps and winning his opening heat race, Ellement had his night brought to a premature end in the second round of heat races, due to a broken universal joint. The damage sustained in the incident was enough to force him to not take part in the feature race.

In the support class action, the Des J Nash Outlaw Challenge for Wingless Sprints presented by Total Tools in Winnellie resulted in a great night by Western Australian visitor Sam Borlini. After winning all three heat races, Borlini, driving for local car owner Mike Borchardt, started the 20-lap feature race from pole position and was then able to go on and dominate each lap and complete his perfect night. At the fall of the chequered flag in the feature race, Borlini downed local Jarrad Garraway in second and NSW’s best Nathan Dicker in third.

The other support classes resulted in the feature-race wins going the way of Justin Brumfield (Street Stocks) and Darrin Uniacke (Speedway Karts).

The second round of the iFind Pipes ‘N’ Cables Chariots of Thunder is to be fought out tonight at Darwin’s Roller Door Services NT Northline Speedway with the running of the Pitlane Liquor and Bullseye Trading Pope 65 Bob Ekins Memorial. The support classes are going to consist of Formula 500s, AMCA Nationals, Street Stocks and Junior Sedans.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Times: Gates Open: 4:30pm Racing from: 6pm

Prices: Adults: $20 Family: $40 (2 Adults and 2 Children between 12 and 15 years) Children under 12: FREE Concession Holders: $5

Food and beverages: Northline Speedway has two full-time track canteens and two vendors on each race night. Two bar facilities available in turn one and in the member’s bar on each race night. BYO: It is permitted, but strictly NO GLASS. Full bar facilities are available at track.

Track address: Hidden Valley Motorsports Complex, Hidden Valley Rd, Hidden Valley, NT 0822

For more information about Darwin’s Roller Door Services NT Northline Speedway, visit their website: www.darwinspeedway.com.au. You can LIKE them on Facebook by searching Northline Speedway or find them on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat by searching Northline Speedway.

NOMINATIONS

Open Sprintcars: ACT 2 Ben Atkinson 6 Troy David WA 7 Lee Nash 9 Danny Porter NSW 9 Kyle Caunt 14 David Ling 18 Jason Gebert SA 20 Glen Sutherland 22 Keith Phelps 32 Steven Ling 38 Luke Robinson Vic 40 Rusty Hickman 43 Simon Spitzbarth WA 44 Ben Ellement 55 Nick Halkitis 65 Jason McIver 77 Daniel Taylor 81 Chace Karpenko 83 Mark Robinson 84 Chris Harrison 88 Caleb Gotts WA 97 Mitch Wormall

Formula 500s: 18 Casey Hills 21 Ellie Hills 51 Daniel White 56 Gavin Jaenke 61 Joseph Baronet 66 Cori Jackson 77 Hayden Brown 80 John Staynoff

AMCA Nationals: 9 Dale Roberts 10 Dave Munro 26 Janet Belcher 27 Jacob Belcher 33 Jim Keane 39 Brendan Kenna 41 Maria Panasewyecz 42 Jeffery Tiedeman Qld 66 Gavin Wooton 81 Peter Harding

Junior Sedans: 15 Zack Grimshaw 25 Xavier Gotts 27 Aleisha Grimshaw 34 Nicholas Dennis 43 Brodee Everett 45 Daniel Dennis WA 46 Tia Wormall 65 Isaiah Strong 84 Nathan Downs 88 Lance Carew

Street Stocks: 7 Colin Menzies 46 James Dennis 55 Scott Bradbury 57 Dean Jones 21 Brendan Davison 81 Kevin Dries

 

 

Attica Raceway Park

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Byron Reed put on a dominating performance at Attica Raceway Park Friday, Aug. 19. The Monclova, Ohio driver lead all 30 laps for his third 410 sprint win of the year at the track.

The win pads Reed’s point lead as he heads into next week’s championship night as he looks to wrap up his eighth title at Attica in the past 14 years. It also increases his lead in the Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series presented by KS Sales and Service as he looks to score his fourth such title and its $10,000 payday.

The victory on NBC 24 WNWO/UBS Financial Services Night was the 34th of Reed’s career at Attica and was his fifth FAST win of 2016.

“Other than searching a little bit in one and two to find out where was best. Overall it was a good night. I want to thank Crown Battery and Ken Gill Construction and my crew,” said Reed in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

Like nearly every racer in the country, Reed expressed his condolences to the family of Bryan Clauson, who died last week from injuries sustained in a racing incident.

“I’m not a big guy on all this social media stuff…I really didn’t know Bryan Clauson but he is a tough one to lose. I got to talk with him quite a bit during speedweek so to hear of his death was gut wrenching. So in his honor I guess I #parkedit to add to that 200 list for him,” Reed added.

Fremont, Ohio’s Matt Foos, who was Attica’s dirt truck champion in 2015, would hold off Nate Dussel in the Fremont Fence 305 sprints to earn his first career sprint car victory. It wasn’t easy for the rookie, who had to survive a restart with seven laps remaining.

“I pull up and look on the big screen and see the 1 behind me…whenever it’s the 1 or the 1W you better be on you’re ‘A’ game. I knew the top was better and I knew if I didn’t let him slide me on that restart I’d be alright. It was just maintain, maintain. This feels as good as my first dirt truck win. I have to thank Farmer (Rich) my car owner and Dennis Level builds a bad ass motor and Automatic Fire Protection. I have my dad working on my car,” said Foos in victory lane.

Paul Weaver would drive from 14th to a seventh place finish to maintain his lead in the JLH General Contractor 305 FAST Series presented by Engine Pro standings.

Wooster, Ohio’s Doug Drown took the lead on lap four of the 25 lap Summit Racing Equipment UMP late Model feature and then held off a charging Ryan Markham to score his sixth win of the year at Attica. His 19th career win at the track was his 14th overall victory of 2016.

“We were really good all night so we put on tires for like Eldora where you can’t do anything to them. I wanted to see how they would work. Gives us a little bit of a feel for what we need to do at Eldora. You have to take advantage of the opportunities to test and that’s what we did tonight. We’re trying to figure some things out so when the big guys come we can compete and represent our area very well,” said Drown beside his Halls Auto Sales; Malcuit Racing Engines; Nationwide Vehicle Protection; Wooster Glass; Kar Konnections backed #240.

“I have to thank Leon Hall for everything and Keith Berner who has been helping me out with the shocks…a very informative guy. Dan, Steve, Scott, Dad and Woody from Australia…he’s been helping me all week. I’ll be sad when I lose him in a few weeks,” added Drown.

Fostoria, Ohio’s Shawn Valenti would take the lead from Matt Foos on lap 11 and drove to his 10th career dirt truck victory at Attica. Valenti now has seven overall dirt truck wins in 2016, having racked up six at Fremont Speedway.

“Jeff Babcock worked hard to put this thing back together after we crashed it a couple of weeks ago. He found some stuff and believe it or not the truck is better,” said Valenti beside his Dave Story Equipment; Craig Miller Trucking; KS Sales & Service; Real Geese Decoys backed machine.

For the 30 lap O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprint feature, Reed and Caleb Griffith brought the field to green with Reed gaining the advantage. The first 20 laps of the feature went caution free which allowed Reed to pull away. Meanwhile Griffith and Broc Martin battled for second with D.J. Foos, Trey Jacobs, Jody Keegan and Travis Philo giving chase.

Reed caught the rear of the field on lap seven but was able to work his way through the lapped traffic to maintain a sizeable lead. Just as Reed was set to encounter heavy lapped traffic the caution flew on lap 20. On the ensuing restart Martin would pounce on Griffith for second as Phil bolted from sixth to fourth.

The second and final caution flew on lap 24 with Reed leading Martin, Philo, Griffith, Chris Andrews (from 18th), Foos, Keegan and Jacobs. When the green flew so did Reed, pulling away for the win. Martin, Philo, Griffith and Andrews rounded out the top five.

Cody Bova and James Taddeo brought the field to green for the 25 lap 305 sprint feature with Bova leading the first circuit over Dustin Dinan, Taddeo, Matt Foos and Tyler Street. Dinan powered into the lead on the second lap with Foos taking over third a lap later.

As Dinan began to pull away, Foos would steal second on lap six with Bova trying to hold off Trevor Baker, Taddeo, Nate Dussel and Street. A caution on lap seven would put Foos right on Dinan’s bumper and when the green flew the two waged a terrific battle for the lead. The car on the move though was Dussel who took fifth on the restart and moved to third by lap 11.

While most of the field utilized the bottom groove Foos rim-rode into the lead on lap 12 and began pulling away. Dussel grabbed the runner-up spot on lap 18 just as the caution came out. On the restart Dussel attempted a slider in turns one and two but Foos was too strong on the high side and maintained the lead.

Foos would pull away slightly from Dussel and drove to the win. Dan McCarron charged from 12th to a third place finish with Dinan and 15th place start Alvin Roepke rounding out the top five.

Rookie Kent Brewer and Brett Miller led the field to green for the 25 lap late model feature but a multi-car tangle necessitated a complete restart. On the next try Brewer gained the advantage over Miller, Drown, Ken Hahn, John Mayes Jr., Cody Scott and Dave Hornikel.

Drown charged into second on the second circuit and immediately pressured Brewer for the lead. Drown finally took the top spot on lap four and pulled away as Brewer had his hands full with Hahn while Scott and 9th starter Ryan Markham battled for fourth. Markham drove from fourth to second on lap eight.

As Drown encountered lapped traffic by lap 11, Markham closed with Hahn, Scott, Hornikel and 13th starter Matt Irey giving chase. The second and last caution flew on lap 17 with Drown leading Markham, Hahn, Scott, Irey and 17th starter Devin Shiels.

When the green reappeared Drown could not shake Markham who ran just off his rear bumper with Hahn and Irey locked in a great battle for third. Drown made no mistakes and drove to the win over Markham, Hahn, Irey and Schiels.

At the drop of the green for the 15 lap dirt truck feature it was outside front row starter Matt Foos grabbing the lead over Keith Sorg, Brad Stuckey, Dustin Keegan and Jeff Ward. The caution flew on lap four with Foos leading Sorg, Stuckey, Keegan and 9th starter Valenti. After a lap was completed after the ensuing restart Sorg would spin, handing second to Stuckey.

Foos would begin to pull away as Stuckey battled with Keegan while Valenti, Ward, Dana Fry and Brian Melnek gave chase. Valenti took third on lap six and drove around Stuckey for second a circuit later. Valenti started taking huge bites out of Foos’ lead and was able to drive under the leader for the top spot on lap 11 just before the caution flew.

When the green reappeared Valenti drove away as Keegan grabbed second. Keegan stayed within striking distance but Valenti was just too strong and took the win. Foos came home third with Stuckey and Ward rounding out the top five. Cory McCaughey had the drive of the night, coming from 19th to a sixth place finish.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action, Friday, Aug. 26 on Kistler Racing Products/Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating presents the Mark Keegan Classic. It is championship night with double points on the line for the 410 and 305 sprints and late models. The dirt trucks will also be in action.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com

Attica Raceway Park

Friday, Aug. 19, 2016

WNWO Channel 24/UBS Financial Services Night

Starting position [*]

410 Sprints – O’Reilly Auto Parts

Qualifying

1.73-Chris Andrews, 12.350; 2.5R-Byron Reed, 12.371; 3.23-DJ Foos, 12.517; 4.83M-Broc Martin, 12.552; 5.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.554; 6.60-Jody Keegan, 12.558; 7.5T-Travis Philo, 12.634; 8.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.657; 9.17-Jared Horstman, 12.679; 10.33M-Caleb Griffith, 12.686; 11.9X-Cole Duncan, 12.692; 12.09-Craig Mintz, 12.703; 13.97-Dean Jacobs, 12.758; 14.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.789; 15.7-Shawn Valenti, 12.836; 16.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.941; 17.45L-Brian Lay, 12.956; 18.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.016; 19.9-Jordan Ryan, 13.063; 20.8-Kevin Shelbo, 13.414;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 17-Jared Horstman[1] ; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[3] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[2] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[6] ; 5. 9X-Cole Duncan[5] ; 6. 8-Kevin Shelbo[7] ; 7. 73-Chris Andrews[4]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 09-Craig Mintz[1] ; 2. 33M-Caleb Griffith[2] ; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3] ; 4. 60-Jody Keegan[4] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[5] ; 6. 9-Jordan Ryan[7] ; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger[6]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 2. 83M-Broc Martin[4] ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[5] ; 4. 7-Shawn Valenti[6] ; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 6. 16-Stuart Brubaker[3]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 5R-Byron Reed[1] ; 2. 83M-Broc Martin[3] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[10] ; 4. 33M-Caleb Griffith[2] ; 5. 73-Chris Andrews[20] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[4] ; 7. 23-DJ Foos[6] ; 8. 45L-Brian Lay[8] ; 9. 60-Jody Keegan[5] ; 10. 09-Craig Mintz[7] ; 11. 9-Jordan Ryan[15] ; 12. 16-Stuart Brubaker[19] ; 13. 68G-Tyler Gunn[11] ; 14. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[12] ; 15. 8J-Jess Stiger[18] ; 16. 7-Shawn Valenti[13] ; 17. 17-Jared Horstman[9] ; 18. 8-Kevin Shelbo[17] ; 19. 9X-Cole Duncan[14]

Hard Charger: 73-Chris Andrews +15

305 Sprints – Fremont Fence

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

1. 97-Kyle Peters[1] ; 2. 4*-Tyler Street[2] ; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[4] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[8] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[7] ; 6. 66-Jamie Miller[5] ; 7. 9R-Dustin Rall[3] ; 8. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[6]

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

1. 2F-Matt Foos[2] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 3. 22M-Dan McCarron[3] ; 4. 1W-Paul Weaver[8] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 6. 19R-Steve Rando[7] ; 7. 7K-Matt Karbler[6] ; 8. 99F-Ryan French[1]

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

1. 1X-Dustin Dinan[1] ; 2. 4T-James Taddeo[4] ; 3. 47-Matt Lucius[2] ; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke[8] ; 5. 2L-Landon LaLonde[5] ; 6. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[6] ; 7. 94K-Kevin Mingus[3] ; 8. 32H-Dan Hennig[7]

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

1. 20B-Cody Bova[2] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[3] ; 3. 45-Trevor Baker[4] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 5. 10-Josh Harrison[1] ; 6. 25-Jason Keckler[5] ; 7. 1XX-Jordan Ryan[6]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 3 to A)

1. 2-Ricky Peterson[2] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 4. 66-Jamie Miller[3] ; 5. 7K-Matt Karbler[6] ; 6. 99F-Ryan French[8] ; 7. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[7] ; 8. 9R-Dustin Rall[5]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps, top 3 to A)

1. 2L-Landon LaLonde[1] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[4] ; 3. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[3] ; 4. 1XX-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 5. 32H-Dan Hennig[7] ; 6. 94K-Kevin Mingus[5] ; 7. 10-Josh Harrison[2]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 2F-Matt Foos[4] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[9] ; 3. 22M-Dan McCarron[12] ; 4. 1X-Dustin Dinan[3] ; 5. 99-Alvin Roepke[15] ; 6. 20B-Cody Bova[1] ; 7. 1W-Paul Weaver[14] ; 8. 19R-Steve Rando[21] ; 9. 12-Kyle Capodice[13] ; 10. 7M-Brandon Moore[16] ; 11. 77I-John Ivy[11] ; 12. 2-Ricky Peterson[17] ; 13. 45-Trevor Baker[5] ; 14. 97-Kyle Peters[10] ; 15. 4*-Tyler Street[7] ; 16. 11G-Luke Griffith[8] ; 17. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[22] ; 18. 36-Seth Schneider[19] ; 19. 25-Jason Keckler[20] ; 20. 4T-James Taddeo[2] ; 21. 47-Matt Lucius[6] ; 22. 2L-Landon LaLonde[18]

Hard Charger: 19R-Steve Rando +13

Late Models – Summit Racing Equipment

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

1. 240-Doug Drown[2] ; 2. 27-Ken Hahn[1] ; 3. 15B-Mike Bores[4] ; 4. 36-Matt Irey[5] ; 5. 51-Devin Shiels[7] ; 6. 71S-Drew Smith[3] ; 7. 16-Steve Sabo[6]

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

1. 5M-Ryan Markham[7] ; 2. 12-Kent Brewer[3] ; 3. 69-John Mayes Jr.[5] ; 4. 9C-Troy Cattarene[1] ; 5. 42-Bob Mayer[6] ; 6. 40-Wayne Maffett Jr[2] ; 7. 12K-Kyle Dukeshire[4]

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

1. 92-Cody Scott[4] ; 2. 59-Larry Bellman[1] ; 3. 00-Mathew Chapman[6] ; 4. 12M-Bobby Michaels[3] ; 5. 69R-Doug Baird[7] ; 6. 17X-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 7. 23J-Mike Hudson[2]

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

1. 71-Dave Hornikel[1] ; 2. 007-Rick Bond[6] ; 3. 97-Brett Miller[5] ; 4. 34-Ky Harper[3] ; 5. 4M-Jamie Miller[4] ; 6. 92W-Kelly Wahl[2]

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

1. 51-Devin Shiels[1] ; 2. 42-Bob Mayer[2] ; 3. 40-Wayne Maffett Jr[6] ; 4. 71S-Drew Smith[5] ; 5. 4M-Jamie Miller[4] ; 6. 92W-Kelly Wahl[8] ; 7. 69R-Doug Baird[3] ; 8. 16-Steve Sabo[9] ; 9. 17X-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 10. 12K-Kyle Dukeshire[10]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 240-Doug Drown[4] ; 2. 5M-Ryan Markham[9] ; 3. 27-Ken Hahn[5] ; 4. 36-Matt Irey[13] ; 5. 51-Devin Shiels[17] ; 6. 92-Cody Scott[7] ; 7. 69-John Mayes Jr.[3] ; 8. 12-Kent Brewer[1] ; 9. 71-Dave Hornikel[6] ; 10. 007-Rick Bond[8] ; 11. 59-Larry Bellman[12] ; 12. 34-Ky Harper[16] ; 13. 97-Brett Miller[2] ; 14. 9C-Troy Cattarene[14] ; 15. 40-Wayne Maffett Jr[19] ; 16. 00-Mathew Chapman[11] ; 17. 42-Bob Mayer[18] ; 18. 71S-Drew Smith[20] ; 19. 12M-Bobby Michaels[15] ; 20. 15B-Mike Bores[10]

Hard Charger: 51-Devin Shiels +12

Dirt Trucks -

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 2F-Matt Foos[2] ; 2. 18W-Cory Ward[3] ; 3. 5S-Brad Stuckey[6] ; 4. 72-Eric Potridge[5] ; 5. 8KB-Kody Brewer[7] ; 6. 26-Kyle Lagrou[1] ; 7. 33-Brian Arnold[4]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 7-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 2. 17X-Dustin Keegan[4] ; 3. 0-Andy Keegan[2] ; 4. J7-John Jones[1] ; 5. 13-Len Benyak[5] ; 6. 36M-Cory McCaughey[6]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)

1. 33W-Jeff Ward[3] ; 2. 4S-Keith Sorg[6] ; 3. 7F-Dana Frey[2] ; 4. 45M-Brian Melneck[4] ; 5. 22-Brandon Leighton[1] ; 6. 9-Curt Inks[5]

A-Main 1 - (15 Laps)

1. 7-Shawn Valenti[9] ; 2. 17X-Dustin Keegan[3] ; 3. 2F-Matt Foos[2] ; 4. 5S-Brad Stuckey[6] ; 5. 33W-Jeff Ward[5] ; 6. 36M-Cory McCaughey[19] ; 7. 4S-Keith Sorg[4] ; 8. 7F-Dana Frey[8] ; 9. 9-Curt Inks[17] ; 10. 33-Brian Arnold[18] ; 11. J7-John Jones[1] ; 12. 8KB-Kody Brewer[13] ; 13. 0-Andy Keegan[12] ; 14. 13-Len Benyak[14] ; 15. 26-Kyle Lagrou[16] ; 16. 45M-Brian Melneck[10] ; 17. 72-Eric Potridge[7] ; 18. 22-Brandon Leighton[15] ; 19. 18W-Cory Ward[11]

Hard Charger: 36M-Cory McCaughey +13

 

 

John Schulz Tops Tough Field in Donnellson with Sprint Invaders!

(Bill W) Donnellson, IA, August 19, 2016 – John Schulz emerged victorious Friday night at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa with the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders. It was the West Burlington, Iowa native’s fourth career win in Donnellson with the Sprint Invaders and the thirteenth of his career with the series. Schulz’s win was worth $1,500 and came ahead of a talented 27-car field.

Schulz’s nephew, Josh Schneiderman, won the Shake-up Dash, and drew a three, putting his uncle on the pole of the 25-lap feature. Before a lap could be completed, Harold Pohren, who started fifth, spun in turn one and collected Damian Getchell, who flipped. Pohren tipped over as well, but neither was injured.

Schulz claimed the lead as the green fell with Chris Martin, Josh Schneiderman and Wayne Johnson in tow. With two laps in the books, the turn four cone was hit, bringing out the caution flag. Once green, Johnson went to work on Schneiderman, and passed him for third on lap five. The top three drivers began to separate themselves and moved into heavy traffic.

The veteran Schulz maintained his lead, but Martin wasn’t going away. Jon Agan moved into the top four, but would pull in with a broken rocker arm on lap 19. The top three maintained their spots, but Danny Lasoski put on some late pressure after starting in row five.

When Cody Wehrle tangled with the lapped car of Bailey Goldesberry, Schulz was a half lap from victory. The caution set up a one-lap showdown. Schulz would hold off the field for his third Sprint Invaders win of the year. The series’ point leader, Martin, would finish second, while Lasoski would pass Johnson for third in the last corner. Schneiderman would finish fifth.

Jarrod Schneiderman, Ryan Jamison, Jake Blackhurst, Nate Van Haaften and Justin Buchholz would round out the top ten.

Pohren, Josh Schneiderman and Schulz won heat races. Buchholz took the B main. Richard Brod took a tumble in the B main, but was uninjured. Jamie Ball and Randy Martin both suffered mechanical issues in the first heat and were scratches for the night.

“I can’t say enough about (owner) Jimmy Davies,” said Schulz. “When he gives me cars like this, I’m the lucky one that gets to drive it. There was a lot of traffic out there, but it stayed mostly to the bottom. Chris challenged me a couple of times down there, but Jimmy really had this car working.”

“We started the night off with a tough draw,” said Chris Martin. “We had a great racecar though, and I was able to pass cars and make the most of it. It was a really fun night. Schulz has been around these tracks. He’s no joke. It always seems like we’re racing hard together at these Sprint Invaders races. It’s always a lot of fun. We raced each other clean.”

“It was driver error on my part,” said Lasoski. “I smoked the brakes off the first ten laps. I didn’t have brakes at all. Then on the caution (with one to go), they came back. I think if we would have had a green, white, checker we would have been a factor.”

The Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders will complete their Sprint Invaders Nationals weekend, Saturday night at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa! For more information on the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com!

Results

Shottenkirk.com A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (1) 2. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (2) 3. 1m, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (10) 4. 2c, Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK (7) 5. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (3) 6. 3G, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (13) 7. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (9) 8. 25, Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL (11) 9. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (6) 10. 69, Justin Buchholz, Davenport, IA (15) 11. 83, Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA (8) 12. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (18) 13. 58, Andy Krieger, Burlington, IA (17) 14. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (14) 15. 4x, Bailey Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (19) 16. 59, Jacob Glasgow, West Burlington, IA (12) 17. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (4) 18. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (20) 19. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (5) 20. 83x, Damian Getchell, Sperry, IA (16) DNS – 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA. Lap Leaders: Schulz 1-25. Hard-charger: Lasoski. KSE Hard-charger: Ja. Schneiderman.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), Top five to A main, Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. Harold Pohren (2) 2. Jamie Ball (3) 3. Nate Van Haaften (8) 4. Ryan Jamison (1) 5. Jacob Glasgow (5) / 6. 13, Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA (4) 7. Damian Getchell (7) 8. Bailey Goldesberry (6) 9. 14, Randy Martin, California, MO (9)

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started), Top five to A main, Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. Josh Schneiderman (1) 2. Jon Agan (6) 3. Wayne Johnson (8) 4. Danny Lasoski (5) 5. Jarrod Schneiderman (4) / 6. Andy Krieger (2) 7. Justin Buchholz (3) 8. Rob Weuve (7) 9. 09, Andrew Genkinger, Mt. Pleasant, IA (9)

Fraise Mowersports Heat three (started), Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. John Schulz (3) 2. Chris Martin (8) 3. Dave Getchell (2) 4. Jake Blackhurst (6) 5. Cody Wehrle (7) / 6. Chase Wanner (4) 7. 10T, Tim Moore, Rock Island, IL (5) 8. 9B, Richard Brod, Plainfield, IL (1) 9. 1st, John Greenwood, Woodward, IA (9)

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Josh Schneiderman (2) 2. Jon Agan (4) 3. Harold Pohren (1) 4. John Schulz (3) 5. Chris Martin (5) DNS – Jamie Ball

B main (started), Top six to A main, 12 laps: 1. Justin Buchholz (5) 2. Damian Getchell (4) 3. Andy Krieger (2) 4. Chase Wanner (3) 5. Bailey Goldesberry (7) 6. Rob Weuve (8) / 7. Brayden Gaylord (1) 8. John Greenwood (10) 9. Tim Moore (6) 10. Richard Brod (9) DNS – Randy Martin, Andrew Genkinger

Contingencies

Pyrotec – Andy Krieger

Saldana Racing Products – Cody Wehrle

Kreitz Oval Track Products – Jon Agan

 

 

ARDC Finshes PA Midget Week on a Brightside

Jonestown PA 8/19/2016

Alex Bright took another Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic ARDC presented by Autobahn Indoor Speedway feature at the Linda’s Speedway Friday night. Bright, coming off a heart breaking loss at LANCO against USAC on Tuesday night, started in the seventh position and used the top side in turns one and two and the bottom in turns three and four to work his way to the front passing race leader Brett Wanner on lap sixteen of the twenty five lap feature.

Brett Wanner and Ryan Greth lead the field to the green with Wanner leading lap one and Trevor Kobylarz jumping to second.

Kobylarz took the lead on lap two and began to distance himself from the field, but the feature winner last time at Linda’s would go up in smoke with engine trouble ending his night.

The 44 of Wanner inherited the lead as the field went back to green with Nick Wean, Ryan Greth and Bret Arndt battling for second. Arndt would make a bold move splitting the 4 of Greth and the 78 of Wean to take the position. Nick Wean’s night would end with a broken axel and a slow roll over going into turn one a few laps later.

On the restart Alex Bright moved into third and set his sights on the leaders. Bright would get by Arndt on lap twelve and move into second behind Wanner. Bright caught the leader and would use the top side to pull even coming off turn two and down the back stretch. Wanner and Bright came to the line in a dead heat to complete lap fifteen with Bright using his momentum to make the pass on the topside of turn one.

Alex seemed to have things in the bag as he pulled away from the field but a late caution with two laps to go would set-up a shootout between him and his brother Brenden. Brenden Bright, who started in the rear of the field after breaking a rear end during warmups, picked his way through the field but wouldn’t have enough to pass older brother Alex at the end.

Alex Bright went on to take his 4th checkered flag of the year with Brenden, the Keizer Wheels hard charger, second and Bret Arndt rounding out the top three.

Results from Linda’s Speedway:

#77 Alex Bright #92 Brenden Bright #46 Bret Arndt #21k Tommy Kunsman #44 Brett Wanner #4 Ryan Greth #5 PJ Gargiulo #11 Eric Heydenreich #74 Jamie Spears #12 Josh Heckman #14b Rohan Beasley #78 Nick Wean #14 Trevor Kobylarz

DNS #33 Danny Stratton #4t Brandon Yarlett

 

 

R.J. Johnson Strikes Late for another Freedom Tour Triumph!

Lonnie Wheatley, SAPULPA, Okla. (August 18, 2016) – R.J. Johnson picked off his second USAC Southwest Sprint Car “Freedom Tour” feature win in as many rounds of action with some late race heroics to take Thursday night’s $2,500 winner’s share at Creek County Speedway.

And in the process, Johnson shattered the hopes and dreams of the night for Dennis Gile, who was just three laps away from capturing his first career series triumph after setting the pace for 27 rounds in the 30-lapper.

“Dennis (Gile) did a great job, the restarts were my only real chance to even get back in the race,” Johnson commented after his eighth overall USAC Southwest win of the year aboard Bill Michaels’ Ford-powered Kodiak Products/Beal’s Auto Body No. 77m Sherman-chassis.

After rallying from seventh to win his heat race, Johnson gridded the feature field in sixth as Gile gunned into the lead from the pole position ahead of fellow front row starter Josh Hodges.

And all that ensued simply set the stage for the frantic final laps that had the crowd on its feet.

With Gile out front aboard the Dennis Gile Quarterback Academy No. 13g, Johnson was only fifth when 2015 Creek County “Freedom Tour” winner Blake Hahn did a 360-degree spin in turn two to precipitate a caution after a dozen laps.

Johnson got his elbows up and worked past Koby Barksdale and Shon Deskins to climb to third by the time Andrew Deal spun four laps later and then slid past Hodges for second entering turn three on the lap 17 restart.

Following one final caution for another Hahn spin in turn four with 20 laps in the books, the battle was on with Johnson and Hodges turning up the heat on Gile for the point.

Johnson slid past Gile for the lead in turns three and four momentarily on lap 27, only to have Gile counter the move and recapture the lead exiting turn four.

The reigning USAC Southwest Sprint Car champion made the move stick the next time around and raced on to the stripe as Hodges and Gile traded sliders over the final pair of laps. Hodges got the final advantage to land runner-up honors in the Jackson Compaction No. 74x with Gile settling for the show position.

In the thick of the battle throughout, Koby Barksdale landed a fourth-place finish with Deskins rounding out the top five. Tye Mihocko was sixth with Charles Davis, Jr., Kyle Clark, Alex DeCamp and Anthony Nicholson completing the top ten.

Jordon Mallett, Barksdale, Johnson and Cameron Hagin topped heat race action for the 33 car field with Clark and Nicholson winning the “B” Main.

Casey Wills night ended early after a wild ride down the backstretch in the third heat. Wills was uninjured.

The Fourth Annual USAC Southwest Sprint Cars “Freedom Tour” moves on to Wichita’s 81 Speedway on Friday night before wrapping up at Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday night.

USAC Southwest Freedom Tour Round Two Results – Creek County Speedway

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 14-Jordon Mallett, 2. 13g-Dennis Gile, 3. 11w-Wyatt Burks, 4. 74x-Josh Hodges, 5. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 6. 22$-David Stephenson, 7. 96-Cody Brewer, 8. 87F-Brian McClelland, 9. 84-Alex DeCamp.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 22-Koby Barksdale, 2. 20-Shon Deskins, 3. 8m-Kade Morton, 4. 9$-Kyle Clark, 5. 24L-Layne Himebaugh, 6. 5$-Danny Smith, 7. 57-Kyle Chady, 8. 79-Tim Kent.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 2. 24c-Craig Carroll, 3. 52-Blake Hahn, 4. 15d-Andrew Deal, 5. 16x-Anthony Nicholson, 6. 53-Brett Wilson, 7. 13w-Grant Wresche, 8. 31-Casey Wills.

Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 5h-Cameron Hagin, 2. 92-Waylon Weaver, 3. 5-Tye Mihocko, 4. 7-Shannon McQueen, 5. 3-Jamie McDonald, 6. 97-Kevin Cummings, 7. 54-William Scribner, 8. 23-David Dutton.

First “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 9$-Kyle Clark, 2. 53-Brett Wilson, 3. 84-Alex DeCamp, 4. 79-Tim Kent, 5. 54-William Scribner, 6. 8m-Kade Morton, 7. 87F-Brian McClelland, 8. 97-Kevin Cummings. DNS: 22$-David Stephenson, 5$-Danny Smith.

Second “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 16x-Anthony Nicholson, 2. 24L-Layne Himebaugh, 3. 15d-Andrew Deal, 4. 57-Kyle Chady, 5. 13w-Grant Wresche, 6. 3-Jamie McDonald, 7. 96-Cody Brewer, 8. 23-David Dutton. DNS: 31-Casey Wills.

“A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 77m-R.J. Johnson (6), 2. 74x-Josh Hodges (2), 3. 13g-Dennis Gile (1), 4. 22-Koby Barksdale (9), 5. 20-Shon Deskins (3), 6. 5-Tye Mihocko (4), 7. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (13), 8. 9$-Kyle Clark (15), 9. 84-Alex DeCamp (19), 10. 16x-Anthony Nicholson (16), 11. 14-Jordon Mallett (8), 12. 24L-Layne Himebaugh (18), 13. 11w-Wyatt Burks (14), 14. 53-Brett Wilson (17), 15. 7-Shannon McQueen (10), 16. 52-Blake Hahn (7), 17. 5h-Cameron Hagin (5), 18. 15d-Andrew Deal (20), 19. 92-Waylon Weaver (12), 20. 24c-Craig Carroll (11).

 

 

R.J. Johnson Denies Deal in USAC Southwest Freedom Tour Opener!

Lonnie Wheatley, LAWTON, Okla. (August 18, 2016) – Reigning USAC Southwest Sprint Car champion R.J. Johnson opened the Fourth Annual “Freedom Tour” by racing to victory lane in Wednesday night’s 30-lap feature atop the ¼-mile Lawton Speedway clay oval for his seventh overall series win of the year.

The triumph didn’t come without an intense struggle though, as the Phoenix, AZ, racer had to outduel Caney, KS, shoe Andrew Deal over the final ten laps through heavy traffic to secure the $2,500 payday aboard Bill Michaels’ Ford-powered Kodiak Products/Beal’s Auto Body No. 77m Sherman-chassis.

“I’ve been waiting over a week for the opportunity to say this, we ‘Parked It’ for Bryan Clauson tonight,” Johnson exclaimed upon climbing out of his car in victory lane.

Johnson battled past early leader Anthony Nicholson on a lap eight restart and then withstood Deal’s determined efforts in the closing stages to preserve his fourth consecutive win in USAC Southwest Sprint Car competition.

“I came here to win, I wasn’t going to let lapped traffic stop that,” Johnson commented.

While Johnson gridded the feature field inside the third row, Memphis-area shoe Nicholson outgunned New Mexico’s Josh Hodges for the lead at the drop of the green flag and paced the early rounds ahead of Mike Martin with Johnson up to third by the fourth round as Hodges slipped back to sixth after a pair of miscues.

Johnson battled past Martin for second and was perched on Nicholson’s tailtank when the caution flew after seven laps when Martin came to a stop atop turn four with front end woes. Martin caught a break and rejoined the action when Koby Barksdale spun after contact in turn two on the restart and collected Craig Carroll, who was forced pitside.

Johnson pounced on Nicholson on the restart for the lead and began to slip away from the pack as Deal raced into second with Hodges back up to third by the 12th round as past Sprint Bandits TNT contender Nicholson slipped back to fourth.

Johnson cruised out front over the mid portion of the race, but his Sunday drive through the countryside turned into a Manhattan logjam with traffic widening the eyes of pursuers Deal and Hodges.

Deal moved in and slipped by Johnson for the point after 22 laps. Johnson retaliated, with the duo fighting their way through traffic and passing one another several times over the closing rounds.

“He got by and I followed him for a lap or so and saw exactly what he was doing, then I knew what I had to do to beat him,” Johnson explained.

It worked, with Johnson surviving to capture his third career “Freedom Tour” feature win with Deal settling for runner-up honors and Hodges in the show position.

Shon Deskins crossed the stripe fourth with Nicholson netting a fifth-place finish in his first non-wing start since a USAC National event at West Memphis in 2013.

Arkansas rep Jordon Mallett turned in a strong sixth-place run with Dennis Gile, Charles Davis, Jr., Barksdale and Casey Wills completing the top ten.

Mallett, Johnson and Deskins topped heat race action.

The Fourth Annual USAC Southwest Sprint Cars “Freedom Tour” resumes at Creek County Speedway near Sapulpa, OK, on Thursday night before moving on to Wichita’s 81 Speedway on Friday and then concluding at Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday night.

USAC Southwest Freedom Tour Round One Results – Lawton Speedway

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 14-Jordon Mallett, 2. 74x-Josh Hodges, 3. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 4. 31-Casey Wills, 5. 24L-Layne Himebaugh, 6. 11-Nick Bates, 7. 17w-Harli White.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 2. 16x-Anthony Nicholson, 3. 16-Mike Martin, 4. 13g-Dennis Gile, 5. 14x-Shawn Bloomquist, 6. 7-Shannon McQueen, 7. 98-Ryan Padgett.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 20-Shon Deskins, 2. 5-Tye Mihocko, 3. 15d-Andrew Deal, 4. 96-Cody Brewer, 5. 22-Koby Barksdale, 6. 24c-Craig Carroll, 7. 22r-Ryan Anderson.

“A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 77m-R.J. Johnson (5), 2. 15d-Andrwe Deal (8), 3. 74x-Josh Hodges (2), 4. 20-Shon Deskins (4), 5. 16x-Anthony Nicholson (1), 6. 14-Jordon Mallett (6), 7. 13g-Dennis Gile (9), 8. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (10), 9. 22-Koby Barksdale (14), 10. 31-Casey Wills (11), 11. 17w-Harli White (19), 12. 5-Tye Mihocko (7), 13. 24L-Layne Himebaugh (13), 14. 16-Mike Martin (3), 15. 14x-Shawn Bloomquist (15), 16. 96-Cody Brewer (12), 17. 7-Shannon McQueen (17), 18. 22r-Ryan Anderson (21), 19. 11-Nick Bates (18), 20. 98-Ryan Padgett (20), 21. 24c-Craig Carroll (16).

 

 

Van Hierden, Loehr, McMullen and Carlson win at PDTR

By: Amy Juech 8-13-2016

Beautiful weather welcomed drivers and spectators. Past champions were introduced during intermission. Badger Land Vintage Racers also ran with PDTR, bringing back lots of great memories.

Cellcom B-Mods rolled trackside first with Tim Sheppard (Beaver Dam) and Brian Konitzer (Sheboygan) leading the field. Green flew and drivers were three wide from first through twelfth place going down the backstretch. Drivers slowly settled into place, except for Sheppard, Brandon Berth (Cascade) and Larry Zirbel (Iron Ridge) competing for first. Berth went inside for the lead. Cody Eickberg (Plymouth) and Chad Vetting (Valders) swapped eighth place. Colton Van Hierden (Oshkosh) ran inside then outside fellow drivers in his search for the lead. Berth pulled out to lead and started pulling away. Sheppard and Zirbel continued to swap second. Patrick Hanson (Sheboygan Falls) pulled in the infield and Sheppard pulled off to the attention of his crew. Van Hierden attempted to take second from Zirbel as a yellow flag waved for corner tires on the racing surface. Berth restarted strong but Van Hierden went high and led lap twelve. Zirbel attempted to pass Berth for second but was unsuccessful. Four cars contested for fourth between Jeremy Walvoord (Howards Grove), Justin Green (Sheboygan Falls), Glen Blanke (Sheboygan Falls) and Vetting. Blanke and Zirbel touched allowing Green into fourth. Craig Gressner (Kewaskum) was black flagged for mechanical issues. Van Hierden came up on lapped traffic and still managed to pull away from Berth. Gary Glander (Sheboygan Falls) and Justin Bauer (Sheboygan Falls) ran side by side for ninth. Van Hierden held a backstretch lead over Berth and remainder of the field. Vetting looked to pass Walvoord as the checkers waved for Van Hierden followed by Berth, Walvoord, Vetting and Green. Hard Charger passing 9 was Colten Van Hierden. Heat Winners: Chad Vetting, Colten Van Hierden

Grand Nationals were out next with Matt Loehr (Mt. Calvary) and Melissa Singer (Waldo) setting the pace. Loehr pulled out to lead lap one. Brian Gilles (Plymouth) was blacked flagged mechanical and then drew a caution because he was leaking an unsafe amount of fuel. Loehr had a strong restart over Singer and Dan Sorce (Franklin). Don Sorce Jr. (West Allis) went outside Josh Pierce (Fredonia) for fifth. Tim Simon (Fond du Lac) went outside Matt Yancey (Sheboygan) for eleventh. Luke Scholten (Oostburg) left the track with mechanical issues. Melissa Singer continued to hold off Brian Cesar (Sheboygan) and Dan Sorce for second. Cesar finally made the move and went low on Singer in turn three with Steven Weber (Plymouth) following. Dan Sorce got too high and squirrely losing a few spots. Dan Sorce and Don Sorce Jr. battled over fifth place; Mark Fieber (Cascade) looked to join in. Ceasar had company of Weber for second. Pierce and Justin Erickson (Plymouth) battled for ninth. Gilles went outside Richard Hed (Plymouth) for fourteenth after restarting at the rear of the field. Loehr caught up to lapped traffic and got sideways out of turn two. Cesar and Weber closed in on Loehr for the lead. Jonathon Singer (Random Lake) brought out a caution after stopping in turn four. Kurt Davis (West Allis) driving Pete Lester’s car retired to the pits with a flat tire. With the field realigned, Loehr was out front with some heavy hitters behind. Weber went outside Loehr on the restart but unable to make his car stick. Jeff Lammers (Plymouth) went outside of Melissa Singer for seventh. Lammers broke and retired to the pits early, then Erickson spun and parked in the infield, Jonathon Singer pulled into the infield too. Checkers flew for Loehr, followed by Cesar, Weber, Fieber and Dan Sorce. Hard Charger passing 7 was Mark Fieber. Heat Winners: Don Sorce Jr., Brian Cesar, Dan Sorce

Aldag-Honald Mechanical Sprints pushed off next with Andrew Westphal (Fond du Lac) and Brandon McMullan (Plymouth) setting the pace. Drivers got bunched up on the start and Donny Goeden (Kewaskum) came to a rest on the backstretch, caution waved for Goeden with a flat tire. McMullen lined up first on the restart. Lance Fassbender (Burnett) snuck past Westphal for second. Jason Johnson (Campbellsport) looked to pass Jim Melis (Glenbeulah) for seventh. Paul Pokorski (West Bend), Kurt Davis (West Allis) and Tyler Brabant (Waupun) were three wide for seventeenth. Jim Melis and Kevin Karnitz (West Bend) battled for tenth. McMullen up to lapped traffic and maneuvered through it smoothly. Yellow flew for debris in turn 4. McMullen started out front and held onto the lead with a hard charging Fassbender. Another quick yellow flew for Johnson who slowed on the high side. McMullen had another great restart until an immediate red flew for three cars coming together and Justin Miller (Plymouth) going up and over. McMullen held the top spot as Tim Haddy (Waupun) split the cars behind and worked his way up to fourth. Ryan Mayr (New Hostein) did a three sixty bringing out another quick caution. Fassbender was wishing that he could get McMullen on the restarts. Dannon Tessmer (Allenton), Fassbender, Melis and Goeden all competed for seventh. Goeden maneuvered high and low in his search for the leader. McMullen up to lapped traffic. Danny Schlaffer (Sussex) outside Brabant for fifth, while Davis went inside Melis for eighth. McMullen into side by side lapped traffic and Fassbender attempting to use lap traffic to pass McMullen. Coming to the checkers Fassbender makes one last attempt but finishes second to McMullen. Third went to Haddy followed by Westphal and Schlaffer. Hard Chargers passing 12 each were Tim Haddy and Kurt Davis B-Main Results: Will Gerrits (Waupun), Justin Miller, Paul Pokorski, Tyler Brabant, Derek Siegel (Milwaukee), Kurt Davis and Alex Bliesner (Plymouth) Heat Winners: Kurt Davis, Lance Fassbender, Donny Goeden

Chris Carlson (Union Grove) and Jim Schmidt (Ceveland) brought the Johnsonville Sausage Late Models field to the green. Carlson led lap one with Taylor Scheffler (Waukesha) inside Jim Schmidt for second. Charlie Schmidt (Oostburg) went outside Billy Rezutek (Big Bend) for ninth. David Jaeger (West Bend) brought out our only caution after coming to a stop in turn four. Tony Peterson (Big Bend), Jim Schmidt and Rick Scheffler (Waukesha) were three wide for third. Carlson maintained his position out front. Mitch McGrath (Waukesha) battled outside Turk Letizia (Milwaukee) for seventh. Eric Michaels (Cleveland) retired to the pits early with mechanical issues. Charlie Schmidt went outside Ron Stroika (Mukwonago) for twelfth. Peterson spun into the infield. Letizia, Rick Scheffler and Brad Mueller (Random Lake) battled three wide for seventh. Taylor Scheffler looked outside Carlson for the lead; Jim Schmidt looked inside Carlson with Tim Buhler (Glenbeulah) right behind. Letizia and Rezutek swapped ninth. Jaeger and Stroika ran side by side for eleventh. Jim Schmidt looked inside Taylor Scheffler for second, meanwhile Buhler waited to take over third. McGrath and Justin Schmidt were by themselves mid pack watching all the swapping up front. Carlson was up to single file lapped traffic. Carlson attempted to go high then low through traffic. Traffic helped then hurt Carlson’s lead; Jim Schmidt went for the lead. Carlson managed to pull out and lead crossing the checkers first followed by Jim Schmidt, Mitch McGrath, Tim Buhler and Taylor Scheffler. Hard Charger passing 12 cars was Mitch McGrath Heat Winners: Rick Scheffler, Taylor Scheffler

Special thanks to evening trophy sponsor Mayer Automotive, evening sponsor Hopf Farms. Also thanks to Coppersmith family for the extra Sprint pay out. Please join us next week and visit us at www.plymouthdtr.com.

 

 

BADGER MIDGET SERIES

“Ray scores third Badger Angell Park victory ”
“Boden continues micro victory streak”

By Bryan Gapinski
Sun Prairie, Wis., August 14---Robbie Ray scored his third series feature victory of the season winning the 20-lap Mid-State Equipment/Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie Badger Midget Racing Series, Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway.
Brandon Waelti paced the initial lap, while Ray passed four cars during the lap to move into second place. Ray passed Waelti for the lead on the third lap. Aaron Schuck passed Waelti for second place on the Lap 6. Two laps later Ray began lapping the tail of the field. Ray held a two second advantage over Schuck at the midway point of the event.
Ray continued to increase his lead each lap and spent the remainder of the feature lapping cars. Ray driving the Mark Ray owned DRC/Honda No. 3 pulled finished 5.33 seconds ahead of Schuck at the finish. Waelti, Kurt Mayhew, and Jeff Zelinski completed the top five. All eighteen-feature starters finished the event.
”To win three features this year is a great mark for our team, lapped traffic made the race challenging” commented Ray on the event which went non-stop.
Zach Boden won the 12-lap POWRi North Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series presented by Cab Construction & Badger 600 Micro Series presented by My Race Pass, co-sanctioned feature.
Boden took the lead on the third lap from Jake Goeglein and easily pulled away from the field. The victory was Boden’s third straight series feature victory. Goeglein scored a career best runner-up finish in spectacular fashion flipping across the start/finish line at the conclusion of the event. Norm Ehrke, Badger point leader Tory Strauss, and Denver Larson completed the top five.
Sunday Aug. 21 at Angell Park Speedway the “Miller Lite Cornfest” which will feature a Craftsman World of Outlaws/IRA Bumper to Bumper Outlaw Sprint Car Series co-sanctioned event along with the Badger Midgets. The Badger Micros will be at Sycamore (Ill.) Speedway on Saturday Aug. 20.
SUMMARY
MIDGETS
20-lap Feature: 1. Robbie Ray; 2. Aaron Schuck; 3. Brandon Waelti; 4. Kurt Mayhew; 5. Jeff Zelinski; 6. Derek Childs; 7. Mike Stroik; 8. Sean Murphy; 9. Buddy Luebke; 10. Ken Hanson; 11. Kyle Koch; 12. Randy Reed; 13. Andrew Henning; 14. Scott Zane; 15. Jason Dull; 16. Denny Smith; 17. Don Bigelow; 18. Laura Smith.
8-lap Heat Race Winners: Waelti, Ray.
Cars Present: 19 Feature Lap Leaders: Waelti 1-2, Ray 3-20.

MICROS
12-lap Feature: 1. Zach Boden; 2. Jake Geoeglein; 3. Norm Ehrke; 4. Tory Strauss; 5. Denver Larson; 6. Jack Vanderboom, 7. Dave Collins; 8. Dylan Larson; 9. Emily Portschy; 10. John Crimmins; 11. Andy Rein 12. Daniel Stefan; 13. Chad Bogar.
8-lap Heat Race Winners: Goeglein, Ehrke.
Cars Present: 13 Feature Lap Leaders: Goeglein 1-3, Boden 4-12.

 

 

Doug Zimmerman – 2016 SOD Butler Bash Master

Erie, MI (August 14, 2016) – In spite of nearby rain and surrounded by threatening weather, the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt by ARP Butler Bash ACL Race Series High Performance Engine Bearing drew a full field of competitors and thrilled fans with a typically exciting SOD program. The feature line up was led by a couple drivers who likely have the most combined win and championships in the Butler Speedway sprint division, Doug Zimmerman and Ken Mackey. Making them more formidable was the fact that Mackey won the regular Butler show last week and Zimmerman finished second.

Mackey jumped into the lead at the start and held a narrow margin over Zimmerman for two laps until Zimmerman made a turn four pass to take the top spot and begin to pull away. While Zimmerman was flying in his customary high groove, Mackey tried to find a quicker line. Mackey’s night ended a few laps later when he pulled to the infield with mechanical woes.

Zimmerman was flying high and opening a full straightaway lead as seventh place starter Ryan Ruhl suddenly was in second and when Zimmerman slipped of the top of three and four, Ruhl jumped into the lead as Zimmerman lost several positions. Now Ruhl appeared to be in command, holding a several car length lead over Zimmerman who had worked his way back up to second. Then, on lap twenty, the caution flew for the first time due to debris on the track. The ensuing restart had Zimmerman right on Ruhl’s rear bump, and on lap twenty-three Ruhl slipped high in turn two, allowing Zimmerman to pull even with his. As the leaders charged through three and four, they touched and Ruhl spun to a stop off of turn four. Ruhl was able to restart at the rear, but Zimmerman drove off to the impressive SOD Butler Bash ACL Race Series Bearings feature win and the $1,700 SOD / ACL Bearings / Steve Smith & Robert Flannigan Big Money check.

As has been the norm in every SOD show under the new, beyond limits package on SOD’s Hoosier spec tires, close competitive racing and few cautions highlighted the racing.

ACL Race Series High Performance Engine Bearings Feature

Awards

Contingencies

1

19Z

Doug Zimmerman

Steve Smith/Robert Flannigan - $200

Rod End Supply

2

19

Brett Mann

KSE Hard Charger (+9)

Rod End Supply

3

27

Shelby Bilton

Rod End Supply

4

1a

Mark Aldrich

Racing Optics

5

4

Josh Turner

ATL Racing Fuel Cells

6

35

Stuart Brubaker

King Racing Products

7

20A

Andy Chehowski

Ti22 Draw Winner

8

2+

Brian Smith

9

71H

Brad Lamberson

10

0

Steve Irwin

11

16

Ryan Ruhl

Engine Pro Lucky Dog

12

7

Shawn Valenti

DMI Draw Winner

13

7k

Robert Bulloch

14

21T

Troy Chehowski

15

81

John Gall

16

14

Chuck Wilson

17

1

Eric Smith

18

52

Zac Broughman

19

8

Justin Ward

20

25m

Ken Mackey

Fast Qualifier - Doug Zimmerman, 13.074

Engler Machine & Tool Heat winner - Brett Mann

19, 19Z, 1a, 21T, 2+, 8, 14, 6

Lane Automotive Heat winner - Ryan Ruhl

16, 0, 25m, 7, 71H, 7k, 1, 10S

COMP Cams Heat winner - Josh Turner

4, 27, 20A, 35, 81, 91L, 52, 12 (DNS)

B Main winner - Robert Bulloch

7k, 8, 14, 52, 1, 91L, 12, 10S, 6 (DNS)

Kistler Racing Products Contingencies – Doug Zimmerman, Shelby Bilton

BR Motorsports Contingency – Mark Aldrich

COMP Cams Contingency – Steve Irwin

Allstar Performance Contingency – Ken Mackey

Schoenfeld Headers Contingency – Andy Chehowski

To learn more about ACL Race Series Performance Engine Bearings, go to http://www.aclraceseries.com/

For more information about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. The full 2016 Sprints on Dirt schedule, rules, driver member form, news, and other information can be read at www.sprintsondirt.com.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you by many important sponsor partners including: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor), ARP (Title Sponsor), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire), MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor), Engine Pro (Lucky Dog Sponsor), Lane Automotive (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (SOD Series Rookie of the Year Sponsor & SOD Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Sponsor), XYZ Machining (Sportsman of the Year Sponsor & Crew Chief of the Year Sponsor), KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor). In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Kistler Racing Products, Allstar Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Ti22 Performance, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, License 2 Play, Simpson Racing Products, Rod End Supply, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), Racing Optics.

 

 

Tyler Walker Wins a Wild One at Marysville

Marysville, CA (August 13, 2016)…Los Angeles driver Tyler Walker put on a show Saturday night at Marysville Raceway. Walker, driving the famed Lamar owned #3c, was up on the wheel and thrilled the fans with his exciting on track driving skills in winning the 25-lap winged 360 sprint car main event. While his win on the track was great his post-race infield donuts were just as spectacular. “I owe it all to this guy,” Walker said as he put his arm around Clyde Lamar. “He and his wife along with Lee have given me a great opportunity and I love what we are starting to build.” Walker was fresh off his win last Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway. Walker wanted Clyde to say a few words and when asked about his driver Lamar responded by saying, “He’s crazy good.” This sent a wave of laughter and applause throughout the grandstands.

The main event started with 17 competitors all hoping to end up in victory lane. The first few laps of the race it was evident that Walker was the guy to beat. Walker jumped into the lead but Cody Lamar moved into the second spot and began to challenge for the lead. Sooner than later, the top two encountered slower traffic. As this happened Walker jumped the cushion and Lamar drove by on the inside. The next few laps were breathtakingly great as the two swapped the lead and showcased their driving skills. Unfortunately for us fans, the battle came to an abrupt end when Lamar was struck by a lapped car that resulted in Lamar flipping violently in turn two. Lamar escaped the accident with only a slight limp as he walked away but the car was beyond repair.

Walker resumed as the leader. Now Justin Sanders was in the second spot. Sander’s, as like Lamar, was able to match Walker on lap times. Yet, the small advantage that Walker enjoyed was too much for Sanders to overcome. Sanders made one final charge late in the race as Walker struggled on the top of the track in turns one and two. However, on the final lap, Walker adjusted his driving line; dove to the bottom in turns one and two and was able to lead the final lap with ease.

Once Lamar flipped and was not able to continue, Jeremy Burt knew he just needed to get a good finish and he would leave with the championship point lead. Burt drove a solid race and finished third. Lamar was credited with a 13th place finish. Officially, Burt will hold a six point lead over Lamar going into the final two nights of championship racing.

Kenny Allen made a rare start at Marysville a successful one by finishing in the fourth spot. Hopefully we continue to see more of Allen between Chico and Marysville. Brad Bumgarner was the hard charger of the night. After a poor showing in qualifying and his heat race, the Chico native rebounded to finish fifth. Bumgarner had missed the last month of racing due to motor issues.

Wyatt Brown was up on the wheel all night. After using the high scary side to his liking during his heat race, Brown continued his bravery and won the 20-lap economy sprint main event. Unfortunately, of the 11 drivers who took the original green flag only three ended up finishing on the same lap. A lengthy race saw numerous accidents and stoppages. At one point there had been so many yellow flag laps completed the officials were worried about fuel levels for the remaining competitors. But in the end, Brown had what it took to get another win. He dedicated the win to Bryan Clauson in victory lane. Adam Ermolenko finished in second, some 12 seconds behind. Chad Thompson was the third driver to finish the race. Young Kevin Dozier won the first heat race while Jeff Macedo won heat two.

Jim Speck won the hobby stock main event. It was a 10 lap race. He beat Anthony Doubledee the only other competitor entered. Doubledee completed seven laps. Yet, Doubledee by his consistency will be the track champion.

It was nice to see Kelley Hicks win his first Pro 4 Sprint Car main event. Hicks bested Matt Beardslee. The two put on a good race. In fact, Beardslee charged at the end and had a run on Hicks, but had to apply the brakes and when he did, he lost a ton of speed. Nick Bonham completed all 10 laps to finish third. Jaylon Deas was fast all night. He had the speed to win but a mechanical issue sidelined him on lap four.

Seven cars lined up for the Super Stock feature. Two cars finished, but the two that did put on a good battle for the win. James Castleberry held off Phillip Shelby by less than two seconds at the finish line. Castleberry, with the win, now trails Shelby by just one championship point. Michael Helwig finished third despite having to stop on lap 16 when a big puff of smoke billowed out from the engine compartment. Castleberry also win the eight lap heat race to secure the clean sweep.

Full results can be found at http://www.mylaps.com/

 

 

GRAMLEY TAKES 305 WIN AT HESSTON; MORGAN REPEATS

By Terry Whetstone For immediate release August 13, 2016

HESSTON, PA – With rain showers cancelling action across the Keystone State, Lewistown’s Nathan Gramley didn’t let it slow him down as he picked up the Racesaver 305 win on Saturday night at Hesston Five Star Speedway. Ralph Morgan Jr. of Mount Union won the Limited Late Model feature while Frankie Gordon of Fannettsburg picked up the PA Mini Stock feature. Other winners include: Greg Moore of Defiance won the Street Stock feature, Alex Boozel of McVeytown won the Hobby Stock feature and Justin Williamson won his first Four Cylinder feature of the season at the speedway. The Racesaver 305 Sprints took to the oval with Nathan Gramley and Gregg Dobrosky on the front row. Gramley took the lead and he pulled away from the field. A quick caution on lap six slowed the field and on the restart Gramley continued to set the pace. As he led, the race for second saw Dobrosky and Rob Felix jockey for the runner up spot. When Gary Deem waved the checkered flag 11 minutes later it was all Gramley getting the win over Doborsky, Darren Miller who came from seventh and was closing quickly on the Dobrosky at the end. Felix was fourth and Scott Lutz was fifth. Heat wins went to Gramley, Dobrosky and Felix. Brad Kling and Ralph Morgan Jr. led the Limited Late Models to the start, and any time Morgan is on the front row, he’s going to be tough to beat. He took the lead at the start and pulled out to a commanding lead. As the race was going green, Dale Claycomb and Dan Sollers crashed on the backstretch with Sollers ending up on top of Claycomb, against the wall and on the left side of the car. It took track personnel a few moments to clear the crash, but thankfully no one was hurt. When the race restarted Morgan took the lead and raced into a different time zone. He lapped upto and including the ninth place car. As he was leading the battle for second was a struggle, as Kling held the spot a while, before Curtis Heath took second then Rance Garlock was able to muscle his way into second and he eventually ended up there. At the end it was Morgan getting his fourth win of the season over Garlock, Robbie Black, Brad McGinnis from 13th and Wes Bonebrake who went to the rear following an early spin. Heat wins were shared by Garlock and Black. Ryan Laye and Barry Welch brought the PA Mini Stocks to the start with Laye taking the lead and Welch in second. Fourth place starter Frankie Gordon was making his way to the front and on lap three he was second and set his sights on Laye. Gordon was able to pull alongside of Laye and they ran door-to-door several laps before Gordon took the lead and held off Jason Stoner for the win. At the line it was Gordon winning over Stoner, Gary Newell, Welch and Jeremy Ott. The heat was won by Stoner. Ridge Bookwalter out ran Ronnie Johnson at the start of the Street Stock feature and fifth place starter Greg Moore moved into second on lap two, setting his sights on Bookwalter. Moore took the lead on lap three, but Bookwalter battled back and regained the lead on lap four. Bookwalter and Moore battled door-to-door for the next three laps, before Moore moved from the outside to the inside to try his luck and it paid off, as Moore was able to get the lead and eventual win. Bookwalter was second, eight starting Bill Henney was third, ninth place starter Ryan Sager was fourth and Cris Edwards was fifth. There was no heat. A heatless Hobby feature saw cousins Mike Benton and Brad Benton lead the field to the green by virtue of their draw at the beginning of the night and they were fighting for the lead with Mike Duck and Alex Boozel, sometimes going four wide. The four wide action eventually sent bother Benton’s to the pits with mike able to return to the track and Brad done for the night. When the race went back to green it was Duck leading lap four before Boozel took the lead. Boozel was able to hold off Duck the rest of the way to get his fourth win of the year. Duck, Amber Mills, Mike Benton and Brandie Mills completed the top five. Another low car count resulted in no heats for the Roadrunner/Four Cylinder division, as Justin Williamson and Kent Leonard were on the front row with Williamson taking the lead and holding on for his first win of the season. Leonard was a distant second with Chris Anderson third, Thomas Rogers was fourth and Matthew Duvall was fifth. LAKE SIDE NOTES: There were 72 cars in the pits including: 21 Racesaver 305 Sprints; 17 Limited Late Models, 10 PAMS, 9 Street Stocks, 7 Pure Stocks and 8 Four Cylinders…Tim Lash collected the wall in his heat race and flipped the #12J in turn four, he was not hurt…Justin Steen of Greensburg was the winner of a Suzuki 400 ATV that was given away as part of fan appreciation night…Coming up this Saturday is the rescheduled Late Model Sportsman Topless Spectacular paying $1,350 to win; plus the Free Spirit 305 RaceSaver Sprints, the Street Stocks and a 50 LAP ENDURO for the 4, 6 and 8 Cylinders all in the same race. Gates open at 3 p.m. in the pits, 5 p.m. for spectators and racing begins at 7 p.m.

SUMMARY

Limited Late Models: 1. Ralph Morgan Jr., Mount Union; 2. Rance Garlock, 3. Robbie Black, 4. Brad McGinnis, 5. Wes Bonebrake, 6. Dave Leidy, 7. Curtis Heath, 8. Brad Kling, 9. Eric Irvin, 10. Jeremy Ohl, 11. Dillon Stake, 12. Kenny Yoder, 13. Joe Luck, 14. Rick Hemphill, 15. Mike Lauffer, 16. Dan Sollers, 17. Dale Claycomb, Jr.

Racesaver 305 Sprints: 1. Nathan Gramley, Lewistown; 2. Greg Dobrosky, 3. Darren Miller, 4. Rob Felix, 5. Scott Lutz, 6. Kyle Colwell, 7. Drew Ritchey, 8. Ryan Lynn, 9. Reed Thompson, 10. Dusty Shatzer, 11. Brad Mellott, 12. Jake Gomola, 13. Brian Haney, 14. Steve Kenawell, Sr. 15. Joe Zap, 16. Jim Kennedy, 17. Ed Mesaros, 18. Colt Lepley, 19 Bob Garvey, 20. Kyle Ganoe, DNS: Tim Lash

Street Stocks: 1. Greg Moore, Defiance; 2. Ridge Bookwalter, 3. Bill Henney, 4. Ryan Sager, 5. Cris Edwards Jr., 6. Devin Weyandt, 7. Ronnie Johnson, 8. Mike Desch, 9. Darren Desch.

Hobby Stocks: 1. Alex Boozel, McVeytown, 2. Mike Duck, 3. Amber Mills, 4. Mike Benton, 5. Brandie Mills, 6. Brad Benton, 7. Cody Claycomb.

Four Cylinders: 1. Justin Williamson, 2. Kent Leonard, 3. Chris Anderson, 4. Thomas Rogers, 5. Matt Duvall, 6. Kaili Hockensmith, 7. Shawn Miller. DNS: Phil Best.

PAMS: 1. Frankie Gordon, Fannettsburg, 2. Jason Stoner, 3.Gary Newell, 4. Barry Welch, 5. Jeremy Ott, 6. Tony Hampton, 7. D.J. Keefer, 8. Tyler Kirby, 9. Ryan Laye, 10. Eric Seibert.

 

 

Keefe Hemel Dominates URSS at Rooks County Speedway

The United Rebel Sprint Series made their debut at the historic Rooks County Speedway Friday night and set the ½ mile oval a fire as the track came to life once again with winged Sprint Cars. Eleven teams made the trek to the paper clipped shaped oval, long straightaways and tight corners made for some set-up wizardry. Cimarron Kansas driver Keefe Hemel scored his first win of the 2016 season in convincing fashion mastering the tricky monster half mile.

Timken Kansas’s Craig Jecha brought the field to the green flag with Hemel bolting to the lead from his outside pole position with the ”Hill City Hot Shoe” Jeff Radcliffe grabbing the runner up spot with John Webster, Darren Berry and Brian Herbert rounding out the top five at the end of lap one. Soon Herbert would close the gap between himself and Berry to take over the fourth spot.

Radcliffe would pressure Hemel lap after lap for the first half of the race as they would race side by side down the back straight for many laps.

Kansas point leader Luke Cranston started his run towards the front from his eighth starting spot with second place points Zach Blurton in his tire tracks. The pair locked in a tight point battle in both the Kansas Region and National points as Cranston holds the top spot in both with Blurton holding down the runner up spot. The two drivers were locked in a three way battle for the fifth, sixth and seventh positions with Berry most of the twenty lap feature as the trio worked their way around the oval swapping spots gaining ground only to lose it a lap later.

At the half way point Hemel still held the point with Radcliffe, Webster, Cranston and Herbert comprising the top five. Cranston would give back his spot to Herbert a lap later as Berry and Blurton closed the gap. As the leaders started to get into lapped traffic it was crucial to get around them as cleanly as possible. Hemel wove his way through it masterfully as he started to pull away slightly.

Back in the pack Jed Werner was making his way towards the front from his eleventh starting position. Werner had made his way up to the eighth spot by lap twelve and had caught the trio of Cranston, Berry and Blurton. The quartet of drivers were dicing for position each lap with Blurton and Cranston duking it out and behind them Berry and Werner. Werner made quick work of Berry taking the seventh position for good on lap seventeen.

With the laps were winding down, Blurton caught Cranston as the white flag lap flew to take away the fifth spot. The pass was short lived as Cranston powered his way around the top to retake the spot in turns three and four. As the checkered flag fell it was Hemel picking up the win with Radcliffe, Webster Herbert and Cranston rounding out the top five.

The Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger Award went to Jed Werner, moving up 4 spots after starting eleventh to finish seventh. Heat Race Winners were Luke Cranston and Brian Herbert

Rooks County Fairground - Stockton Ks. Feature Results 1 Keefe Hemel 2 Jeff Radcliffe 3 John Webster 4 Brian Herbert 5 Luke Cranston 6 Zach Blurton 7 Jed Werner 8 Darren Berry 9 Craig Jecha 10 Aaron Ploussard 11 Howard Van Dyke DNF

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Virginia Sprint Series Race #17 Friday August 12th 2016 IMCA RaceSaver Mid-Atlantic Division Dixieland Speedway Elizabeth City, NC.

Jerald Harris Fly’s To Fast Friday Final

Jerald Harris started the night with a heat win and then showed the early speed was no fluke by going to the front and staying there. Bill Rice had won the first heat and was outside of Glenn Worrell for the feature as the green flag waved. Worrell was away first with his low line as Rice stayed up high and was keeping on the pressure. On lap five Jerald Harris had made his way to second and was on a rail to the lead three laps later. Harris was trying to check out as Troy Severin made his way to second and Brian Lawson got to third as few laps later. The laps were going by as the back of the field was now in play for the leaders but Jerald Harris would stay strong with Troy Severin only able to get close before the checkered flag waved. At the line it was Jerald Harris, Troy Severin, Brian Lawson, Tom Humphries, Bill Rice, Daren Bolac, Glenn Worrell, Charlie Ware, Anthony Linkenhoker, Chris Ware, JD Coats, Tony Harris, Josh Perreault and James Snead. Next week its back to Shenandoah Speedway before the IMCA RaceSaver Nationals break on Saturday Night August 20th. Thank you for your support Jim Haines Virginia Sprint Series IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series

 

Robbie Price Wins Night One Of P&R Truck Centres Daffodil Cup

By Ben Deatherage

Victoria, British Columbia- The Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Series would head to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, on Friday, August 12th, to participate in the first night of the 2016 P&R Truck Centres Daffodil Cup. The facility would be Vancouver Island’s famed Western Speedway. Cars would come from all over the province of British Columbia while the American states of Oregon and Washington were also represented.

Polesitters Darren Yates, of Duncan, and Roseburg, Oregon’s Matt Hein would be involved in an unfortunate tangle on the first lap of the main event. On the ensuing restart, Randy DuBois would get to the front. The Poulsbo, Washington pilot would maintain the position for much of the race.

However, late in the feature Cobble Hill youngster Robbie Price would slowly reel in DuBois. With seven laps remaining Price, driving for car owner Rod Rendle, would get the lead and remain there the rest of the way. It would be Price’s second win of the campaign and his first since winning the season opener at Washington’s Ephrata Raceway Park in May.

Jeff Montgomery, out of Langford, was second while Darren Yates worked his way back up to third. Randy DuBois ended the evening into fourth and completing the top five would be Langley native Kyle Vantreight, in fifth.

Mitch Holte, of Veneta, Oregon, was the fastest driver in time trials. Heat race winners were Price and Vantreight.

The action returns for night number two of the P&R Truck Centres Daffodil Cup on Saturday, August 13th. Front Gates open at 4:30 PM, Qualifying begins at 5:15, the Fan Fest (where the fans get to meet all the drivers) will start at 6:00, and Open Ceremonies kick off around 6:30. Tickets are $25.00 for Adults, Seniors/Youths (Ages 13-18) $22.50, Military/Children (Ages 7-12) $14.00, Children (Ages 6 and Under) are FREE while a Family Pass (2 Adults and 4 Children) will be offered for $70.00. For more information, log on to www.westernspeedway.net.

Be sure and stay up to date with the Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Series by visiting the series website at www.nsraracing.com. Also, check out the official Facebook page and click “Like” to follow the tour via your favorite electronic devices.

Royal Purple is the proud title sponsor of the NSRA Pavement Sprint Car Series. Royal Purple manufactures high-performance lubricants for most automotive, industrial, marine, motorcycle and racing applications. It is considered the best synthetic motor oil by many end users. For more information or to find a store that carries these wonderful products log on to www.royalpurpleconsumer.com.

Race Summary:

Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Series Race #8

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Western Speedway

Victoria, British Columbia

A Feature: 1. 14-Robbie Price; 2. 33J-Jeff Montgomery; 3. 91-Darren Yates; 4. 7-Randy Dubois; 5. 66-Kyle Vantreight; 6. 33-Kyle Alberding; 7. 98H-Matt Hein; 8. 32-Mitch Holte; 9. 34-Matt Verhagen

Heat 1: 1. 14-Robbie Price; 2. 33-Kyle Alberding; 3. 91-Darren Yates; 4. 33J-Jeff Montgomery

Heat 2: 1. 66-Kyle Vantreight; 2. 98H-Matt Hein; 3. 7-Randy Dubois; 4. 32-Mitch Holte; 5. 34-Matt Verhagen

Qualifying: 1. 32-Mitch Holte; 2. 33J-Jeff Montgomery; 3. 98H-Matt Hein; 4. 91-Darren Yates; 5. 7-Randy Dubois; 6. 14-Robbie Price; 7. 66-Kyle Vantreight; 8. 33-Kyle Alberding; 9. 34-Matt Verhagen

 

 

Four of a kind; Norris, Swartzlander, Bowser & Dietz double up

Sarver, PA (August 12, 2016) Despite a little bit of a late start opening the gates due to a passing shower at 4:30, the skies cleared up, but the heat and humidity returned to provide a fast race track tonight for Turner Dairy Farm Night of Fab4 Fueled by Turner’s Premium Iced Teas. In the opening laps of the Precise Late Model feature, early leader Mike Pegher Jr. and eventual winner Michael Norris were both turning laps below the official Late Model track record of 15.000 seconds held by Rick Eckert. Pegher fell victim to a back-marker and surrendered the lead to Michael Norris on lap eight who never looked back despite a series of cautions. Norris held strong on the restarts and cruised to his second win of the season.

Brian Swartzlander passed early leader Rex King Jr. on lap 15 of the Diehl Modifieds feature to score his second win of the season and 92nd of his surefire Hall of Fame Career. Carl Bowser, like Norris, was in the right place at the right time to inherit the lead after early pacesetter Brandon Spithaler sailed off the top of turn three on lap 18. Bowser then held off the furious advances of Dan Shetler to score his second win of the season and 21st of his career. Tyler Dietz followed Swartzlander’s lead of patiently waiting to make the pass for the lead, dispatching an upstart Noah Brunell on lap 13. Once out front, Dietz rolled to his second win of the season in the Millerstown Pic-A-Part Sportsman, but Brunell’s time will come soon enough!

Staying true to the theme of the night, we’re down to just two Fast Fridays of Fab4 Racing Fueled by Turner’s Premium Iced Teas. Heading into the final two weeks of the regular season, Jack Sodeman Jr., Russ King, Mat Williamson and Corey McPherson lead their respective divisions in points as the Chase for the 2016 Fab4 Fueled by Turner’s Championships nears completion.

8.12.16

Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar 410 Sprint Feature: (25 Laps) 1. (10) Carl Bowser, Sarver 2. (7K) Dan Shetler, Johnstown 3. (23Jr) Jack Sodeman Jr., N. Jackson, OH 4. (40) George Hobaugh Jr., Chicora 5. (51) John Garvin Jr., Sarver 6. (24) Alex Paden, New Wilmington 7. (08) Dan Kuriger, New Brighton 8. (33) Brent Matus, Wampum 9. (27) Zach Morrow, Mars 10. (76) Davey Jones, Warrendale 11. (4K) Bill Kiley, Cabot 12. (5) Bob McMillan, Wampum 13. (22) Brandon Spithaler, Evans City 14. (2) AJ Flick, Apollo 15. (23) Darren Pifer, Punxsutawney 16. (27D) Vinny Daugherty, Fairmont City 17. (24X) Sye Lynch, Apollo 18. (126) Bryan Salisbury, Fairview 19. (12) Darin Gallagher, Butler 20. (13) Bryant Hank, Sarver 21. (40X) Cory Good, Smicksburg DNS (1R) Gale Ruth Sr., Pleasantville Heat Winners: AJ Flick, Jack Sodeman Jr., Brandon Spithaler

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models Feature: (25 Laps) 1. (72) Michael Norris, Sarver 2. (111) Matt Lux, Franklin 3. (56) Russ King, Bristolville, OH 4. (H1) Jared Miley, Pittsburgh 5. (10) Alex Ferree, Saxonburg 6. (84) Andrew Wylie, Saltsburg 7. (81) Mike Miller, Chicora 8. (66) Todd Bachman, Natrona Heights 9. (B1) Brandon Wearing, Callery 10. (9) Clayton Kennedy, Mars 11. (12M) John Myers, Blairsville 12. (8S) Tommy Schirnhofer, Dormont 13. (W3) John Wayne Weaver, Commodore

14. (58) Joe Zulisky, Latrobe 15. (61) Joe Martin, Punxsutawney 16. (1C) Mike Pegher Jr., Wexford 17. (10L) Gary Lyle, Hyde Park Heat Winners: Russ King, Joe Martin

Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modified Feature: (25 Laps) 1. (83) Brian Swartzlander, Leechburg 2. (165) Rex King Jr., Bristolville, OH 3. (6) Mat Williamson, St Catharine’s ONT 4. (37MD) Jeremiah Shingledecker, Polk 5. (45) Steve Feder, Butler 6. (64) Rodney Beltz, Ellwood City 7. (35) Steve Slater, Butler 8. (66M) JR McGinley, Frogtown 9. (61) Dave Murdick, Meridian 10. (218) Travis Walsh, Mars 11. (28) Tom Winkle, Mars 12. (75) Jeff Miller, Sarver 13. (31) Jim Weller III, Liberty, OH Heat Winners: Rex King Jr., Mat Williamson

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

Car Count Total: 68 Peoples TWP Sprints: 22 Precise Late Models: 15 Diehl Modifieds: 13 Pic-A-Part Sportsman: 18

 

 

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS PR: HUMBERSTONE WIN MAKES FOUR IN A ROW FOR WESTBROOK

By Greg Calnan (Port Colborne, Ontario) – When Dylan Westbrook scored his first career 360 sprint car win on July 2nd at South Buxton Raceway with the Southern Ontario Sprints few could have imagined the rookie driver would be undefeated one month later. The Oakland, Ontario native captured his fourth straight win on Sunday night at Humberstone Speedway in Port Colborne, Ontario.

Cory Turner and Westbrook led the 19 car field to the green flag in the ninth event of the 2016 SOS season. Turner led the early circuits of the 25 lap main event. A pair of yellow flags on laps 2 and 5 for spins by Barry Beck Jr. and Stan Zanchin slowed the pace of the opening stage of the race.

The next 15 laps ran caution free and were highlighted by a good battle between Turner and Westbrook. The two battled back and forth with Westbrook finally taking control of the top position on lap 17. While the lead was being contested both Dave Dykstra and Chris Steele worked their way from the sixth row into the top five.

On lap 18 third place runner Shawn Sliter broke the left front on his car and pulled to the infield. The troubles put a dent in his title hopes as he entered the race second in the standings behind Westbrook.

The third and final caution flew on lap 20 for a slowed car. On the restart Westbrook pulled away from the field and cruised to the win. Turner held off a hard charging Ryan Susice for second. Dykstra and Steele completed the top five.

For Westbrook the win marked his fourth in a row with the SOS. That combined with a pair of wins in weekly competition at Ohsweken Speedway gave him a total of six wins at four different tracks in just over a month.

The Southern Ontario Sprints continue their 2016 season on Saturday, August 13th at South Buxton Raceway in Merlin, Ontario.

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS RACE REPORT 2016 SEASON EVENT #9 – SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 2016 HUMBERSTONE SPEEDWAY – PORT COLBORNE ON

ENTRY LIST (Number Name – Hometown) o Glenn Styres – Ohsweken ON 01Jr Barry Beck Jr. – Port Colborne ON 2w Lee Winger – Mount Hope ON 5D Dave Dykstra – Port Colborne ON 9 Steve Lyons – Carlisle ON 9nz Havard Daniels – Aukland NZ 11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre ON 17x Dain Naida – Tecumseh MI 18 Ryan Susice – Ransomville NY 15 Mike Ferrell – London ON 22 Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne ON 27z Stan Zanchin – Fort Erie ON 30 Adam West – Ridgetown ON 31 John Burbridge Jr. – St. Williams ON 47x Dylan Westbrook – Oakland ON 71s Josh Sliter – Ridgeway ON 80 Chris Steele – St. Catharines ON 91 Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre ON 97 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre ON

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 22 Shawn Sliter (4) 2. 9 Steve Lyons (3) 3. 2w Lee Winger (1) 4. 11 Jamie Turner (5) 5. 27z Stan Zanchin (2) 6. 30 Adam West (6) 7. 71s Josh Sliter (7)

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 91 Ryan Turner (2) 2. 97 Cory Turner (1) 3. 17x Dain Naida (5) 4. 5D Dave Dykstra (6) 5. 9nz Havard Daniels (3) 6. John Burbridge Jr. (4)

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 0 Glenn Styres (2) 2. 18 Ryan Susice (1) 3. 47x Dylan Westbrook (4) 4. 80 Chris Steele (6) 5. 01jr Barry Beck Jr. (5) 6. 15 Mike Ferrell (3)

FEATURE (25 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (2) 2. 97 Cory Turner (1) 3. 18 Ryan Susice (6) 4. 5D Dave Dykstra (11) 5. 80 Chris Steele (12) 6. 0 Glenn Styres (9) 7. 17x Dain Naida (4) 8. 11 Jamie Turner (10) 9. 91 Ryan Turner (5) 10. 9 Steve Lyons (3) 11. 9nz Havard Daniels (14) 12. 30 Adam West (16) 13. 27z Stan Zanchin (13) 14. 15 Mike Ferrell (18) 15. 01jr Barry Beck (15) 16. 31 John Burbridge Jr. (17) 17. 22 Shawn Sliter (7) 18. 71s Josh Sliter (19) 19. 2w Lee Winger (8)

A-Feature Lap Leaders – Cory Turner (1-16), Dylan Westbrook (17-25) Hard Charger – Dave Dykstra, Chris Steele (+7)

2016 SEASON FEATURE WINNERS: Dylan Westbrook – 4 (South Buxton July 2, Brighton July 9, Brighton August 6, Humberstone August 7), Mitch Brown – 2 (Brighton May 21, June 18), Ryan Susice – 1 (Humberstone June 5), Dave Dykstra – 1 (Ohsweken July 1)

UP NEXT: South Buxton Raceway – Saturday, August 13, 2016

About the Southern Ontario Sprints: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. 2016 marks the 21st year of operation for the Southern Ontario Sprints, brought to you this season by The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, www.ImageFactor.ca, and www.OnDirtRacingNews.com

Website: www.SouthernOntarioSprints.com Twitter: @SOSsprints Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SouthernOntarioSprints YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/SOSsprints

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Steven Richardson Victorious at URSS Bullring Nationals

The United Rebel Sprint Series invaded the ¼ mile oval at the Rush County Fairgrounds for the seventh stop on the 2016 Myers Racing Engines National Points Championship. Richardson wired the field from the pole position to pick up his second win of the 2016 URSS Season in the thirty lap feature.

Steven Richardson lead the field to the green and jumped out to the point with outside pole-sitter Koby Walters, Jake Bubak, Darren Berry and Brian Herbert rounding out the top five at the end of lap one. Luke Cranston and JD Johnson both were on Herbert’s tail tank and slipped by Herbert to take over fifth and sixth. Cranston soon made quick work of Darren Berry taking the fourth spot on five. The caution waved on lap six as Craig Jecha looped his mount in turn three to slow the field.

On the restart, Richardson once again jumped out to the lead with Koby Walters in hot pursuit. Lap nine saw Cranston close up on the bumper of Bubak with Cranston taking away the third spot. Behind the leaders Jeremy Huish had starting making his way to the front coming from his 15th starting spot to claim the tenth spot by ten.

Lap eleven saw the caution wave once again as Reed Bernbeck and JD Johnson came to a stop on the front stretch. Bernbeck’s night was finished but thanks to the Cranston crew, Johnson was able to get his right rear changed and rejoined the field.

On the restart Richardson once again jumped out to the lead with Koby Walters and Cranston hot on his heels. Lap sixteen saw the leaders approaching lapped traffic once again as Bubak used it to his advantage to take back the third spot. Traffic set up an epic battle for positions two through four as Koby Walters, Luke Cranston and Jake Bubak would battle and swap out spots for the next five laps.

Richardson wove his way through the lapped traffic losing little ground as the battle heated up behind him. Cranston, Walters and Bubak battled lap after lap each taking turns at the runner up spot only to give it back the next lap. As the laps were winding down Richardson kept the lead as the battle continued for positions two to four. With three to go Walters held the runner up spot with Cranston hot on his tail. The pair split the lapped car of Johnson with Cranston slightly holding the spot at the flag stand as the white flag fell.

At the checkers it was Liberal Kansas driver Steven Richardson taking the win with Cranston, Bubak, Koby Walters and Darren Berry rounding out the top five. It was Richardson’s second win of the 2016 season.

Jeremy Huish picked up the Kaiser Aluminum Wheels “Hard Charger Award” finishing sixth from his 15th staring spot.

Heat Race winners were Darren Berry, Steven Richardson and Zach Blurton.

Bullring Nationals - Lacrosse Kansas - Results
1 Steven Richardson
2 Luke Cranston
3 Jake Bubak
4 Koby Walters
5 Darren Berry
6 Jeremy Huish
7 Jed Werner
8 Brian Herbert
9 Austin Mclean
10 Zach Blurton
11 Jeff Radcliffe
12 Ryan Walters
13 JD Johnson
14 Aaron Ploussard
15 Craig Jecha
16 Brandon Sprott
17 Reed Bernbeck - DNF

 

 

Meseraull Takes 8th Jack Hewitt Classic

August 6, 2016 WAYNESFIELD, OH (8/6/16) – Now retired, Jack Hewitt chooses to spend his days watching the next generation of drivers make their mark on the sport of dirt track racing. The hall of famer who clocked in more than 260 victories in his career was honored for his hard work and dedication to the sport Saturday night at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio. The yearly flagship event brings together such of the best open wheel racecar drivers throughout the Midwest wanting to add their name to a win list under in Jack’s honor.

The Satellite Connections Non Wing Sprint Cars headlined the Jack Hewitt Classic racing for a $3000 payday. The 30 lap A-main was led to green by the 9X of Thomas Meseraull and the 39 Matt Goodnight. Meseraull took the lead into turn one and began to establish the lead in the opening laps. By lap five, Meseraull had a three second lead over the field. Dustin Stroup in the 1M made his way into second spot ready to make a run on Meseraull. The distance between Meseraull and Stroup began to shrink as Meseraull got deep into lap traffic slowing his momentum. As laps began to wind down, Meseraull found the cushion and managed to push through heavy lap traffic. The push allowed Meseraull’s distance over Stroup to increase. Leading every lap of the A-main, Meseraull took home the victory by 4.1 seconds over Stroup. Kyle Simom came home third. In victory lane, Meseraull spoke very highly of his car owner who gave him a chance. “I used to suck but got better…this is awesome”, said Meseraull. Todd Keen set the quick time during qualifying with a 12.101 second lap. Kyle Simon, Thomas Meseraull, Scotty Weir, and Dustin Stroup took the heat race wins. Thomas Meseraull took the dash win with Paul Dues taking the B-main victory.

The Quest Federal Credit Union UMP Modifieds took the track next for a $1000 payday. Weasel Phlipot and Scottie Williams led the field of 20 to the opening green. Phlipot and Williams went wheel-to-wheel down the back stretch before Williams could pull away and claim the opening lap. Lima’s Jeff Koz shook up the field a bit as his 16 began to slow exiting turn four. The car managed to limp back to the pit area and keep the A-main green. Current point leader Josh Scott took over the runner-up spot. With Williams as the target, Scott was ready to make a run for the lead. The move was successful moving Scott to the lead with 7 laps in the books. With Phlipot back to third, a three-way battle for the position developed. Scott Gerdeman took the worse beating in the battle with Ryan Barr and Phlipot. Despite the contact, Gerdeman took the spot and made a run for second. The run for second was a success with just 7 laps to go. Gerdeman could not track Scott down giving him his fourth Waynesfield win on the season. Scott Gerdeman finished second with Weasel Phlipot finishing third. Zach Schroeder set a new track record with a lap time of 13.787. Three other drivers managed to squeeze under the former track record in addition to Schroeder. Zach Schroeder, Josh Scott, Scottie Williams, and Scott Gerdeman took home the heat races. Weasel Phlipot took the dash victory with Casey Luedeke taking the B-main.

After two consecutive A-mains going wall-to-wall green, The Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints and the USAC Midwest Thunder Midgets took the track for their 20 lap A-main. Delphos, Ohio’s Gunnar Lucius and Piqua, Ohio’s Ryan Barr led the field to the opening green flag. Barr took the lead and claimed the opening lap. Lucius took the lead back and led the second lap of the A-main. Lap three saw Barr, Lucius and Kobe Allison in a three-way battle for the lead. Allison’s run for the lead ended when his car went around bringing out the caution. On the restart, Brad Racer got a great start and nudged his way into the second spot. A series of cautions followed as the track started to slicken up. Lima’s Ty Tilton used a mid-race restart to move into the third spot. With 13 laps remaining, Racer’s patience paid off allowing him to jump into the lead. A late race tip over by Ron Kimmel set the field up for a shout out to the finish. Tilton and Christopher Whipple made contact out of turn four with just two laps remaining battling for second. Once the dust settled, Brad Racer took home the A-main win. Christopher Whipple came home second. Ty Tilton finished third. Kobe Allison, Ty Tilton, Christopher Whipple, and Corey Bedwell took home the heat race wins. Gage Etgen claimed the B-main win.

Waynesfield Raceway Park is back in action next Saturday night, August 13th. The event will feature all five weekly classes as the point chase nears the end. The Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints will lineup the A-main utilizing a King of the Hill format. Additionally, all Dayton Auto Racing Fan Club members will be admitted at a discounted rate. Pit side gates open at 4PM; grandstands at 5PM. Hot laps get underway at 6PM with racing following at 7PM.

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RACE RESULTS

Non Wings - Satellite Connections

Qualifying 1.18K-Todd Keen, 12.101; 2.21K-Kody Swanson, 12.180; 3.18X-Scotty Weir, 12.226; 4.14C-Cooper Clouse, 12.312; 5.23S-Kyle Simon, 12.470; 6.24-Landon Simon, 12.635; 7.0-Steve Irwin , 12.697; 8.74-Drew Rader, 12.705; 9.69R-Mike Miller, 12.719; 10.87-Paul Dues, 12.771; 11.39-Matt Goodnight, 12.830; 12.9N-Luke Hall, 12.865; 13.5A-Toby Alfrey, 12.907; 14.9x-Thomas Mezzeraul, 12.932; 15.2DI-Dustin Ingle, 12.940; 16.1M-Dustin Stroup, 13.053; 17.17-Kevin Myers, 13.132; 18.5-Chris Window, 13.208; 19.32M-Derek Hasting, 13.331; 20.14-Chad Wilson, 13.522; 21.53-Steve Little, 13.586; 22.54-Matt Westfall, 13.626; 23.74S-J.T. Stapp, 13.772; 24.24L-Lee Underwood, 13.863; 25.63-Houston Hewitt, 13.992; 26.63D-Jim Dues, 14.114; 27.19-Matt Cooley, 14.136; 28.71C-Barney Craig, 14.369; 29.23L-Corbin Loggins, 14.854; 30.21DH-Dallas Hewitt, 99.991;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 23S-Kyle Simon[3] ; 2. 69R-Mike Miller[2] ; 3. 53-Steve Little[6] ; 4. 5A-Toby Alfrey[1] ; 5. 17-Kevin Myers[5] ; 6. 63-Houston Hewitt[7] ; 7. 18K-Todd Keen[4] ; 8. 23L-Corbin Loggins[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 9x-Thomas Mezzeraul[1] ; 2. 24-Landon Simon[3] ; 3. 5-Chris Window[5] ; 4. 21K-Kody Swanson[4] ; 5. 54-Matt Westfall[6] ; 6. 87-Paul Dues[2] ; 7. 63D-Jim Dues[7] ; 8. 21DH-Dallas Hewitt[8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 18X-Scotty Weir[4] ; 2. 39-Matt Goodnight[2] ; 3. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[1] ; 4. 0-Steve Irwin [3] ; 5. 74S-J.T. Stapp[6] ; 6. 32M-Derek Hasting[5] ; 7. 19-Matt Cooley[7]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps) 1. 1M-Dustin Stroup[1] ; 2. 9N-Luke Hall[2] ; 3. 14C-Cooper Clouse[4] ; 4. 74-Drew Rader[3] ; 5. 24L-Lee Underwood[6] ; 6. 14-Chad Wilson[5] ; 7. 71C-Barney Craig[7]

Dash - (0 Laps) 1. 9x-Thomas Mezzeraul[5] ; 2. 39-Matt Goodnight[2] ; 3. 1M-Dustin Stroup[1] ; 4. 24-Landon Simon[3] ; 5. 69R-Mike Miller[6] ; 6. 23S-Kyle Simon[4] ; 7. 18X-Scotty Weir[8] ; 8. 9N-Luke Hall[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps) 1. 87-Paul Dues[2] ; 2. 14-Chad Wilson[5] ; 3. 17-Kevin Myers[3] ; 4. 54-Matt Westfall[6] ; 5. 24L-Lee Underwood[8] ; 6. 74S-J.T. Stapp[7] ; 7. 63D-Jim Dues[10] ; 8. 32M-Derek Hasting[4] ; 9. 71C-Barney Craig[12] ; 10. 19-Matt Cooley[11] ; 11. 63-Houston Hewitt[9] ; 12. 18K-Todd Keen[1] ; 13. 23L-Corbin Loggins[13] ; 14. 21DH-Dallas Hewitt[14]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 9x-Thomas Mezzeraul[1] ; 2. 1M-Dustin Stroup[3] ; 3. 23S-Kyle Simon[6] ; 4. 54-Matt Westfall[20] ; 5. 21K-Kody Swanson[14] ; 6. 9N-Luke Hall[8] ; 7. 14C-Cooper Clouse[12] ; 8. 18X-Scotty Weir[7] ; 9. 5-Chris Window[10] ; 10. 14-Chad Wilson[18] ; 11. 24-Landon Simon[4] ; 12. 39-Matt Goodnight[2] ; 13. 74-Drew Rader[16] ; 14. 69R-Mike Miller[5] ; 15. 53-Steve Little[9] ; 16. 87-Paul Dues[17] ; 17. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[11] ; 18. 5A-Toby Alfrey[13] ; 19. 17-Kevin Myers[19] ; 20. 0-Steve Irwin [15]

AMSA Mini Sprints - Performance Powder Coating

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 22A-Kobe Allison[1] ; 2. 21B-Ryan Barr[2] ; 3. 92-Frank Beck[3] ; 4. 328-Becca Stiefel[4] ; 5. e99-Gage Etgen[7] ; 6. 14s-Jacob Stickle[5] ; 7. 48D-Dylan Troyer[6]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 42-Ty Tilton[4] ; 2. 22-Gunnar Lucius[1] ; 3. 81H-Anthony Haas[2] ; 4. IV0-Andrew Heitkamp[6] ; 5. 28K-Ron Kimmel[5] ; 6. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[7] ; 7. 4X-Bradley Ashford[3]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 44-Christopher Whipple[4] ; 2. 65-Chris Bounds[5] ; 3. 11T-Jacob Taylor[3] ; 4. 7M-Mike Hessel[7] ; 5. 3D-Cody Downard[6] ; 6. 41-Jon Watson[2] ; 7. 29-Aaron Leffel[1]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps) 1. 11-Corey Bedwell[4] ; 2. 22b-Brad Racer[5] ; 3. 2-Cory Guingrich[1] ; 4. 5-Bob Jordan[6] ; 5. 7X-Taylor Cox[2] ; 6. 3w-Alex Swanson[3]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps) 1. e99-Gage Etgen[1] ; 2. 48D-Dylan Troyer[9] ; 3. 7X-Taylor Cox[4] ; 4. 28K-Ron Kimmel[2] ; 5. 3w-Alex Swanson[8] ; 6. 4X-Bradley Ashford[10] ; 7. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[6] ; 8. 14s-Jacob Stickle[5] ; 9. 3D-Cody Downard[3] ; 10. 41-Jon Watson[7] ; 11. 29-Aaron Leffel[11]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps) 1. 22b-Brad Racer[8] ; 2. 44-Christopher Whipple[4] ; 3. 42-Ty Tilton[5] ; 4. 22-Gunnar Lucius[1] ; 5. e99-Gage Etgen[17] ; 6. 65-Chris Bounds[7] ; 7. 92-Frank Beck[9] ; 8. 81H-Anthony Haas[10] ; 9. 28K-Ron Kimmel[20] ; 10. 48D-Dylan Troyer[18] ; 11. 11-Corey Bedwell[3] ; 12. 2-Cory Guingrich[12] ; 13. 5-Bob Jordan[16] ; 14. 7M-Mike Hessel[15] ; 15. 11T-Jacob Taylor[11] ; 16. 21B-Ryan Barr[2] ; 17. 328-Becca Stiefel[13] ; 18. IV0-Andrew Heitkamp[14] ; 19. 22A-Kobe Allison[6] ; 20. 7X-Taylor Cox[19]

UMP Modifieds - Quest Federal Credit Union

Qualifying 1.55S-Zach Schroeder, 13.787; 2.11JS-Josh Scott, 13.873; 3.18L-Randy Lines, 13.919; 4.16-Jeff Koz, 14.076; 5.50-Buzz Jacobs, 14.167; 6.L5-Casey Luedeke, 14.223; 7.112-Chris Ullery, 14.248; 8.K9-Scott Gerdeman, 14.273; 9.95J-Jerry Bowersock, 14.329; 10.20K-Bill Keeler, 14.349; 11.52-Weasel Phlipot, 14.380; 12.35-Tim Cornett, 14.388; 13.10H-Brad Hess, 14.395; 14.M1G-Matt Twining, 14.435; 15.1-Scottie Williams, 14.441; 16.9G-Ernie Gingerich, 14.459; 17.ZERO-Brent Hole, 14.625; 18.0%-Derrick Austin, 14.675; 19.12-Tom Jacobs, 14.736; 20.36-Brandon Vaughan, 14.758; 21.24-Terry Grilliot, 14.767; 22.92-Kyle Shaffer, 15.006; 23.17-Nick Felkey, 15.216; 24.31-Ed Minnich, 15.349; 25.97A-Reed Hurst, 15.464; 26.23H-Shonda Harbin, 16.723; 27.1X-JJ Butler, 99.992;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 55S-Zach Schroeder[4] ; 2. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[2] ; 3. ZERO-Brent Hole[5] ; 4. 10H-Brad Hess[1] ; 5. 24-Terry Grilliot[6] ; 6. 97A-Reed Hurst[7] ; 7. 50-Buzz Jacobs[3]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 11JS-Josh Scott[4] ; 2. 20K-Bill Keeler[2] ; 3. M1G-Matt Twining[1] ; 4. 0%-Derrick Austin[5] ; 5. 92-Kyle Shaffer[6] ; 6. 23H-Shonda Harbin[7] ; 7. L5-Casey Luedeke[3]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 1-Scottie Williams[1] ; 2. 52-Weasel Phlipot[2] ; 3. 18L-Randy Lines[4] ; 4. 112-Chris Ullery[3] ; 5. 12-Tom Jacobs[5] ; 6. 1X-JJ Butler[7] ; 7. 17-Nick Felkey[6]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps) 1. K9-Scott Gerdeman[3] ; 2. 16-Jeff Koz[4] ; 3. 9G-Ernie Gingerich[1] ; 4. 35-Tim Cornett[2] ; 5. 36-Brandon Vaughan[5] ; 6. 31-Ed Minnich[6]

Dash - (0 Laps) 1. 52-Weasel Phlipot[2] ; 2. 1-Scottie Williams[1] ; 3. 11JS-Josh Scott[5] ; 4. K9-Scott Gerdeman[3] ; 5. 20K-Bill Keeler[4] ; 6. 55S-Zach Schroeder[8] ; 7. 16-Jeff Koz[6] ; 8. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps) 1. L5-Casey Luedeke[2] ; 2. 36-Brandon Vaughan[4] ; 3. 24-Terry Grilliot[5] ; 4. 17-Nick Felkey[7] ; 5. 1X-JJ Butler[11] ; 6. 97A-Reed Hurst[9] ; 7. 12-Tom Jacobs[3] ; 8. 50-Buzz Jacobs[1] ; 9. 92-Kyle Shaffer[6] ; 10. 31-Ed Minnich[8] ; 11. 23H-Shonda Harbin[10]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps) 1. 11JS-Josh Scott[3] ; 2. K9-Scott Gerdeman[4] ; 3. 52-Weasel Phlipot[1] ; 4. ZERO-Brent Hole[9] ; 5. 55S-Zach Schroeder[6] ; 6. 1-Scottie Williams[2] ; 7. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[8] ; 8. 20K-Bill Keeler[5] ; 9. 9G-Ernie Gingerich[12] ; 10. L5-Casey Luedeke[17] ; 11. M1G-Matt Twining[10] ; 12. 36-Brandon Vaughan[18] ; 13. 35-Tim Cornett[16] ; 14. 112-Chris Ullery[15] ; 15. 10H-Brad Hess[13] ; 16. 0%-Derrick Austin[14] ; 17. 24-Terry Grilliot[19] ; 18. 17-Nick Felkey[20] ; 19. 18L-Randy Lines[11] ; 20. 16-Jeff Koz[7]

 

 

Schultz, Goeden and Boden Win at PDTR
By: Amy Juech
8-6-2016

“It would be hard for Hollywood to write a script more dramatic than the events which played out at the prestigious 20th Annual Frank Filskov Memorial race Saturday Night at the Plymouth Dirt Track.
Jeremy would deliver in a dramatic way, pacing a majority of the 27 lap distance, a length which was chosen to honor Filskov whose number matched the length of the contest. It was the final lap however that got fans on their feet.
Seven-time IRA series champion Bill Balog had methodically picked his way through the field from his tenth place starting spot, and after the white flag flew he put a perfectly timed slider on Schultz to briefly hold the top spot. Schultz countered with and expertly crafted cross-over move and he then won the drag race into the final turns where he was able to repel any further challenge from Balog. He packaged up the victory and delivered. By less than a car length.
Chalk one up for a storybook ending, except the unscripted action was real.
“I’m ecstatic. Thanks to all the fans, love you guys!”, Schultz shouted after climbing from the car. We got it done tonight, I’m excited about that. Thanks for coming out and thanks to Hopf Farms for what they did (providing extra money to the field),” Schultz stated.
“We were not good early in the night, we got in the invert luckily and Bill (Balog) pulled me a good draw for the front row. We’ll take it. I’m glad we came out on top especially racing against Bill, he’s a hell of a racer. I hope he does us proud down in Knoxville next week”, as Schultz wished his fellow competitor well at the prestigious Knoxville Nationals coming up next week!
Balog came up just short of his sixth win of the year having to settle for second. For Balog finishing second was as much about sportsman ship as speed. The last lap slide job was made knowing it could be done cleanly.
“I probably should have done it a couple laps sooner, I had a little better run but I wanted to make a real clean pass and there wasn’t a lot of racetrack left to do that kind of thing”, Balog noted on his last-ditch effort to steal the win.
“Congratulations to Jeremy he did a great job up there banging around on that cushion. We were pretty good on the bottom and middle, passing cars down there. We weren’t good on the top early but eventually we had to get up there”, Balog said of his late-race transition to the cushion.
Mike Reinke, who at one point in the contest appeared to have the fastest car on the track was stymied by a late race caution where he had been running second and was closing on Schultz. Balog had slipped past on the restart and Reinke spent the balance of the contest trying to chase down the lead pair, eventually having to settle for third.
The 27 lap A-main greeted the fans with the tradition four-wide salute and then it was down to business.
Bill Rose, the defending Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Series champion from Plainsfield, Indiana was making just his third start of the season and put tonight’s opportunity to good use taking the opening lead from his pole starting berth.
Schultz meanwhile had started outside the front row. Ironically it was Balog who drew the invert number by virtue of his fast time. Balog placed himself 10th on the grid with the draw.
Schultz took advantage of the starting spot, dogging Rose during the opening circuits. Schultz preferring to run the high groove swept past Rose on the backstretch after the first circuit and started to pull away.
Third was hotly contested between Reinke and Blake Nimee whose team managed to return to action tonight after a hard crash last evening at the Dodge County Fairgrounds. The battle between Reinke and Nimee allowed them to overtake Rose and filter into the second and third spots by lap five.
Schultz began to work through lapped traffic by lap seven and had built a dozen car length lead on Reinke.
The laps ticked off at a brisk pace until lap 15 when Matt Vandervere executed a 360 spin between turns one and two when he was forced to stand on the brakes to avoid overrunning another car. This resulted in the first caution period and as a result, he went to the tail of the field.
Schultz, Reinke, Nimee, Philip Mock and Balog were shown in the top five as the second half of the race began.
Balog quickly annexed the fourth spot from Mock on lap 16 and he then set his sights on Nimee.
Out front, Schultz had gone back to commanding the contest outrunning Reinke who maintained second.
Nimee’s podium hopes ended with a spin in turn four on lap 20 while running in the third spot.
The incident elevated Balog to the third position behind Schultz and Reinke. The final seven laps were run caution free.
Schultz got an excellent restart while Reinke was forced to battle with Balog for the second spot. Balog, with a signature slider, overtook Reinke for second on lap 21 and he then set out after Schultz.
By lap 25 Balog had closed within a car length and then had to choose the time to make a passing attempt. As the white flag flew Balog made a bold move to the inside, and while he led briefly Schultz was able to return to the throttle faster and power ahead over the final half lap taking the win. It was his first in IRA action since a victory at Angell Park Speedway one year ago. It was also his first series win at Plymouth Dirt Track.
Balog and Reinke crossed the line in second and third respectively.
Mock who was making his first start in nearly a month after expiring a motor returned with an impressive performance nailing down the fourth spot.
Ken Jay Fielder turned in a breakthrough performance this evening. Fielder who has won championships at Plymouth Dirt Track in the former Supermodified class has been a steadfast competitor in the tracks 360 sprint division. Running double duty tonight Fielder battled in the lead pack all night recording a fifth place finish.
Ben Schmidt who had topped the B-main this evening clawed his way forward throughout the contest earning a respectable sixth place showing. Rose faded to the seventh spot by the checkered chased to the line by Scotty Thiel.
Thiel’s run to eighth was an advancement of 11 spots from his 19th place-starting berth. He had passed the most cars of any driver in the main event.
Scotty Neitzel, the winner of the main event last evening at the Dodge County Fairgrounds earned ninth this evening and Todd Daun completed the top ten finishers.
21 of the 24 starters were still on the track at the finish.
In earlier action Schmidt laid claim to the B-main chased to the finish by Vandervere, Mike Kertscher, Chris Dodd, Tim Vandervere and Alex Bliesner who earned the final transfer spot on the last lap.
Heat race wins went to Rose, Reinke, and Mock.
Balog’s trip around the track in 12.222 seconds headed up the 30 cars field. Matt Vandervere turned in a 12.459 effort for second quickest and Ryan Bowers who was a guest driver in the Ozzie Weinser owned #73 machine was impressive with a lap of 12.518 seconds, the third quickest of the night.”* *http://www.irasprints.com/news/?i=40758

Aldag Honald Mechanical Sprints rolled trackside with a four wide salute. Rusty Egan (Round Lake Heights, IL) and Justin Miller (Plymouth) set the pace for a fun filled 25 lap feature. Egan pulled out to lead lap one. Donny Goeden (Kewaskum) already in second. Danny Schlafer (Sussex) battled on the high side to pass Kevin Karnitz (West Bend). Goeden tried for the lead again and took over to lead lap two. Kurt Davis (West Allis) went inside Will Gerrits (Waupun) for sixth, Gerrits did not give in and held strong. Davis then battled Lance Fassbender (Burnett) for eighth, Fassbender crashed hard into turn 3 wall and flipped a few times bringing out a red flag situation. Tony Wondra (Campbellsport) attempted to stop and caught Fassbender’s car sending him into the wall as well. Both drivers were unharmed. Goeden restarted strong with Egan and Miller right behind. Karnitz worked his way into second; meanwhile Danny Schlafer and Miller competed for fourth. Dannon Tessmer (Allenton) went inside Davis for ninth. Ken Jay Fiedler (Sheboygan Falls) and Ryan Mayr (New Holstein) swapped position further back to stay ahead of a hard charging Goeden who was starting to catch the back of the pack. Track was slick and fast with a high cushion, drivers careful to not jump. Schlafer put his foot down and passed Karnitz for second on lap sixteen. Goeden up to and attempted to pass lap traffic, he needed to make smart moves as Schlafer was right behind, almost touched a few times in the corners. Tessmer attempted to hold off last week winner Brandon McMullen (Plymouth). Tyler Brabant (Waupun) was all by himself mid pack as driver’s battled upfront and behind. Goeden attempted to pass lap traffic again, not able to and tucked himself back low to not let Schlafer in. Jim Melis (Glenbeulah) and Tim Haddy (Waupun) run different lines in hopes to shake the other and keep seventh place. Double checkers flew for Goeden followed by Schlafer, Karnitz, Miller and Egan. Hard charger was Paul Pokorski (West Bend) passing 8 cars.
B Main #1 results: Will Gerrits, Paul Pokorski, Nich Melis (Plymouth), Chris Clayton (Waldo), Andrew Westphal (Fond du Lac) and Jason Johnson (Campbellsport)
B Main #2 results: Josh Walters (Plymouth), Doug Wondra (Oakfield), Ryan Mayr, Samantha Portschy (Sheboygan Falls), Douglas Pietz (Milwaukee) and Al Schlafer (Sussex)
Heat Winners: Kevin Karnitz, Justin Miller, Brandon McMullan, Danny Schlaefer

Micro Sprints rolled trackside last with Emily Portschy (Plymouth) and Jack Vanderboom (Dousman) setting the pace. After a second attempt of a restart, Dylan Larsen (Shiocton) was sent to the rear for his second jump on the start. Zach Boden (Cambridge) maneuvered through the field to lead lap one after starting tenth. Caution waved for John Crimmins and Nick Vanstelle (Sheboygan Falls) who was unable to continue. Boden had a strong restart over Tory Strauss and Vanderboom right behind competing for second. Andy Rein (West Bend) was outside Dylan Larsen for seventh. Boden caught lapped traffic on lap 7. Dylan went outside brother Denver Larsen for sixth. Boden held a front stretch lead over Strauss. Rein closed in on Chad Bogar (Cottage Grove) for third, Rein spun in turn four and ended in the infield. Rein regained control of his car and reentered the field one lap down. Double checkers flew for Boden followed by Strauss, Bogar, Denver Larsen and Vanderboom. Hard charger passing nine was Zach Boden.
Heat Winners: Zach Boden and Andy Rein

Special thanks to Hopf Farms for being the evening sponsor. Please join us next week, visit http://www.plymouthdtr.com for more information.

 

 

A. J. HOPKINS TAKES FIRST MSCS FEATURE AT LINCOLN PARK

Putnamville, IN - August 6, 2016 - The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series completed its annual August “Return to Putnamville” Saturday night with a strong field of 28 cars present. Twenty-one drivers would start the 30 lap feature. The lineup was packed with competitive drivers, some rows back with a long way to go! The race to the front was on but up front there were 5 starters whose intention was to stay there. Brent Beauchamp and A.J. Hopkins started in row one. Beauchamp led the first 4 laps before Hopkins could pass him. A.J. Hopkins had all the speed he needed at the top of the 5/16 mile oval and Beauchamp moved up to give chase. The race stayed green all 30 laps.

The feature win was a first in MSCS competition for Danville, IN, driver A. J. Hopkins. In five seasons of racing sprint cars he has been one of the regular participants at the Lincoln Park Speedway. The DRC he races is owned by Fred and Sandy Hopkins. Sponsorship includes Nalon Racing Engines, Banning Engineering, CSI Shocks, and Dan Pace Dyno.

Chad Boespflug would finish third behind the two leaders. Kyle Cummins was fourth and C.J. Leary ran fifth. The top five remained formidable. Robert Ballou moved up through the pack to finish in sixth. Ballou, Jon Stanbrough, and Carson Short along with Brandon Morin, Kevin Thomas Jr., and Jimmy Light formed a string of drivers that made substantial gains after starting in the back half of the field. Ballou earned the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race Award for MSCS.

Jon Stanbrough moved up to seventh after starting thirteenth. Brady Short, Max McGhee, and Kevin Thomas Jr. rounded out the top ten. Thomas was the night’s overall fastest qualifier with a run of 12.669 seconds in the second group. Carson Short took the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award with an eleventh place finish in the A. Short did not complete his run in heat two. He would start in the last row of the B Main and transfer by finishing second to winner Jimmy Light.

The three heat races were won by C.J. Leary in the Amati Racing sprint, Shane Cottle in the Hazen sprint, and Chad Boespflug in his Nine Eight Motorsports ride. In the second heat race Jadon Rogers started last. He then moved up two more positions looking for a fifth place transfer before flipping to bring out a red flag. Repairs were made in time for Jadon to report for the B. Brandon Morin brought out a yellow flag earlier in that same heat. The B Main brought out three yellow flags. A poor initial start was recalled. Then there were two spins. One was by Jadon Rogers and the other by Jacob Henderson.

The Midwest Sprint Car Series will race twice the weekend of August 13th and 14th. First up on Saturday is the 12th annual Hoosier Sprint Nationals at Tri-State Speedway which pays $5,000 to the winner. Sunday evening MSCS will have an opportunity to make up the Spring Fling at the Terre Haute Action Track which was rained out and rescheduled for August 14. The Fling will pay $3,000 to win and $300 to start.

Provided as News and Information for the Midwest Sprint Car Series,

RACE SUMMARY Lincoln Park Speedway Putnamville, IN August 6, 2016

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series: (28 Entries)

Top Overall Qualifier - 4J Kevin Thomas Jr., 12.669 seconds

First Heat - 66 C.J. Leary, 3R Kyle Cummins, 17GP Jeff Bland Jr., 17 Max McGhee, 81 Jon Stanbrough, 5m Matt McDonald, 17G Michael Gass, 24 Nate McMillin, 8 Jacob Henderson, 52c Jared Chastain

Second Heat - 57 Shane Cottle, 14H A.J. Hopkins, 97x Tyler Hewitt, 28 Brandon Mattox, 4J Kevin Thomas Jr., 98 Brandon Morin, 22v Shelby Van Gilder, 66J Jadon Rogers, 21 Carson Short,

Third Heat - 98E Chad Boespflug, 34 Brent Beauchamp, 11P Brady Short, 1 Robert Ballou, 4B Donny Brackett, 23 Jimmy Light, 11 James Lyerla, 26 Lukas Smith, 38 Chet Williams

B Main - 23 Jimmy Light, 21 Carson Short, 24 Nate McMillin, 5m Matt McDonald, 98 Brandon Morin, 38 Chet Williams, 11 James Lyerla, 22v Shelby Van Golder, 17G Michael Gass, 66J Jadon Rogers, 26 Lukas Smith, 52C Jared Chastain, 8 Jacob Henderson

Feature (30 Laps) - 14H A.J. Hopkins, 34 Brent Beauchamp, 98E Chad Boespflug, 3R Kyle Cummins, 66 C.J. Leary, 1 Robert Ballou, 81 Jon Stanbrough, 11P Brady Short, 17 Max McGhee, 4J Kevin Thomas Jr., 21 Carson Short, 23 Jimmy Light, 28 Brandon Mattox, 57 Shane Cottle, 98 Brandon Morin, 24 Nate McMillin, 4B Donny Brackett, 17GP Jeff Bland Jr., 5m Matt McDonald, 97x Tyler Hewitt, 52c Jared Chastain

 

 

AJ Hopkins claims $3,000 payday with Midwest Sprint Car Series win at Lincoln Park - Josh McDaniel records first career UMP Modified feature victory

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE – The Midwest Sprint Car Series visited Lincoln Park Speedway for the final time as 28 sprint cars unloaded in pursuit of the $3,000 top prize at the Putnamville oval. A.J. Hopkins has had his share of bad luck this season with early year motor problems, but on Saturday night his power plant was top notch in scoring an impressive win in the 30-lap A-main. Kevin Thomas Jr. was the quick qualifier to start the evening and it was C.J. Leary, Shane Cottle and Chad Boespflug claiming heat race victories. However, Hopkins served notice early on that he would be a threat to pick up the win. He led most of the second heat race by ripping around the cushion of the 5/16th mile track before a final lap bobble allowed Cottle to get past for the victory. There were no such mistakes with the big money on the line later on Saturday night. Hopkins and Brent Beauchamp started on the front row and fought for the top spot over the opening five laps before Hopkins took over the lead. Once he got out front, Hopkins built a sizable lead by the 10th lap. Behind him, Beauchamp was being tested by Boespflug and Kyle Cummins with CJ Leary in tow. By the midway point, Hopkins caught the back of the field and began to work through traffic as Beauchamp was able to slowly make up some ground. With 10 laps remaining, Beauchamp had closed the gap by joining Hopkins on the top side as Boespflug, Cummins and Leary remained in the top-five. On lap 25, Hopkins slung his No. 14 sprinter into turn four and hopped the cushion briefly as Beauchamp got within three car lengths. However, Hopkins stood back on the throttle to regain his momentum and pull out to the victory. Terre Haute’s Josh McDaniel has had his own share of poor luck during the season with some mechanical issues scattered throughout the season. All of that washed away this weekend as McDaniel held off serious challenges from Kenny Carmichael Sr. over the duration of the 20-lap UMP Modified feature to score the first feature win of his career. McDaniel set himself up well by winning his heat race and starting on the pole for the A-main. He wouldn’t relinquish that spot as he remained out front, navigating a slicked off racing surface to perfection. Carmichael pulled even with McDaniel over multiple laps entering turn one, but McDaniel was able to ride his momentum back into the lead each time. Jay Humphrey Jr. started and finished third while Kenny Carmichael Jr. made up some ground by getting by Travis Shoulders late to finish fourth after a 14th-place starting spot. Derek Groomer’s streak of four wins in a row at Lincoln Park Speedway came to a close when a spin in his heat race forced him into the B-main. He won that race and started 16th in the A-main where he came forward to place eighth. Steve Peeden moved into the lead of the United Midwest Promoters (UMP) national points standings recently and he added his second super stock win of the weekend after claiming the victory at Bloomington Speedway Friday evening. On Saturday, Peeden had his work cut out for him after starting 10th and powering through the field. Josh Boller was slated to start on the pole of the feature, but had to return to the pits before the opening green flag with a wheel problem. He would make it back to the track, but was forced to re-start from the tail of the 20-car field. When the field took the green flag, Chris Hillman led the first five laps ahead of Kris Starks as Peeden made his way quickly to third ahead of a door-to-door battle between Jonathon Newgent and Wes McClara. By lap 10, Peeden was challenging Hillman for the lead and would make the pass just one lap later. Once out front, Peeden preceded to pull away for the victory. Hillman came home second and Carmichael Jr. finished off an impressive effort by placing third after starting 20th. Newgent finished fourth ahead of Doug McCullough. In the bomber A-main, James Walters recorded his second straight feature win in the division by holding off Cody Wright once again as Curt Leonard placed third ahead of Ryan Freeland and Josh Litton. Leonard led early ahead of Walters and Jordan Almanza before Scott Crouch and Almanza became tangled in turn one to bring out a caution. When the field took the green once again, Walters and Leonard were battling side-by-side on lap seven as Freeland and Wright sought third-place ahead of David Wallen and Kyle Krupa. Walters was able to take over the lead on lap nine with a strong run coming off of turn four. From there, Walters finished off his second victory as Wright came home second ahead of Leonard. Justin Litton would pick up the win in the second bomber feature as Keivan Clodfelter placed second ahead of Ray Walters. This weekend will feature sprint cars, UMP Modifieds, UMP Super Stocks and bombers.

Lincoln Park Speedway Midwest Sprint Car Series Feature 1. AJ Hopkins, 2. Brent Beauchamp, 3. Chad Boespflug, 4. Kyle Cummins, 5. C.J. Leary, 6. Robert Ballou, 7. Jon Stanbrough, 8. Brady Short, 9. Max McGhee, 10. Kevin Thomas Jr., 11. Carson Short, 12. Jimmy Light, 13. Brandon Mattox, 14. Shane Cottle, 15. Brandon Morin, 16. Nate McMillin, 17. Donny Brackett, 18. Jeff Bland Jr., 19. Matt McDonald, 20. Tyler Hewitt, 21. Jared Chastain B-main winner: Light Heat winners: Leary, Cottle, Boespflug

UMP Modified feature 1. Josh McDaniel, 2. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 3. Jay Humphrey Jr., 4. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 5. Travis Shoulders, 6. Dan Lewellen, 7. Randy Shuman, 8. Derek Groomer, 9. Rob Brickert, 10. David Bumgardner, 11. Josh Settles, 12. Scott Ricketts, 13. Brent Hudson, 14. Brook Cooper, 15. Doug Bryant Jr., 16. Casey Davis, 17. JR Watkins, 18. Michael Beatty, 19. Gary Ricketts, 20. Roy Bruce Jr. B-main winner: Groomer Heat winners: McDaniel, Shuman, Humphrey Jr.

UMP Super Stock feature 1. Steve Peeden, 2. Chris Hillman, 3. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 4. Jonathon Newgent, 5. Doug McCullough, 6. Kris Starks, 7. Josh Boller, 8. Steve Hawkins, 9. Josh McDaniel, 10. Scotty Massie, 11. Michael Clark, 12. Chris Harcourt, 13. Paul Wright, 14. Jack Campbell, 15. John Shidler, 16. Justin Massie, 17. Jerry Hepworth, 18. Hayden Rogers, 19. Wes McClara, 20. Matt Jordan B-main winner: Justin Massie Heat winners: Boller, Hillman, Starks

Bomber feature 1. James Walters, 2. Cody Wright, 3. Curt Leonard, 4. Ryan Freeland, 5. Josh Litton, 6. David Wallen, 7. Tom Cox, 8. Lenny Krupa III, 9. Jeff Beggs, 10. Gary Hayden, 11. Kyle Krupa, 12. Bob Farris, 13. Jerry Hutto, 14. Travis Heramb, 15. Alex Reid, 16. Larry Hutto, 17. Megan Cavaness, 18. Jordan Almanza, 19. Scott Crouch, 20. Justin Bumgardner B-main winner: Reid Heat winners: Walters, Almanza, Leonard, Cody Wright

 

 

Sodeman Wins Kekich Memorial at Mercer Raceway Park

(Mercer, PA August 6, 2016): Jack Sodeman, Jr. added his name to the list of winners of the Paul "Putsy" Kekich Memorial at Mercer Raceway Park. The win, Sodeman's fourth of the season in the 4 Your Car Connection Sprints at Mercer Raceway Park, was worth $3,000, courtesy of Bonnell's Rod Shop and Sunburst Environmental.

Also taking wins on this special night were Lonny Riggs (Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds), Darin Gallagher (Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors), William Hurrelbrink (Precise Racing Products Open Stocks), Mark Marcucci (Rock Concrete Modified Lites), Tyler Fulton (Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks), and Roman Jones (Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints).

Bringing the field to the green for the Kekich Memorial was last weeks’ winner, Michael Bauer, and current point leader, Jack Sodeman Jr. On the start Bauer went around in turn two and brought out the first caution of the race. Bauer's car sustained some damage and had to be removed on the hook. Under the caution, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions series driver Andrew Palker would have trouble with his top wing. He stopped on the track, and his crew tried to make a hasty repair. However, it was to no avail, as Palker was disqualified for the rules infraction of having crew members working on the car on the track.

On the restart, Sodeman took off from the rest of the field. By lap six, he was getting into lapped traffic and Brandon Spithaler closed in. Spithaler's advance was slowed when Gale Ruth, Sr. stopped on the track. On the ensuing restart, it would be Putsy’s Grandson, Adam Kekich, moving up into the fourth position with Dan Kuriger hot on his heels. Kuriger seemed to be shot out of a cannon coming off the corners. He moved through the field with ease, passing cars and gaining the third position by lap 10.

On Lap 15, Spithaler caught Sodeman in traffic, but could not pull off the pass. That allowed Kuriger to close in on them. Kuriger passed Spithaler four laps later to take over the second position and then he tried to reel in Sodeman. But Kuriger would have to settle for second over Kekich, Brandon Matus, and Dan Shetler rounding out the top five.

Positions six through ten went to Dennis Wagner, John Garvin, Jr., Brent Matus, Alex Paden, and Davey Jones.

Heat race winners were Bauer, Brandon Matus, and Kuriger. Shetler set fast time with a lap of 14.439 over the 21 car field.

Then next to the speedway was the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, with Rich Whitney and Lonny Riggs on the front row. On the green flag, Riggs broke out to early lead and was not challenged until lap ten. Jimmy Holden closed fast on Riggs in lapped traffic.

The first caution came out for the stopped car of Tommy Kristyak on lap 15. On the restart it was ninth place starter Jeff Schaffer, Jr. making noise as he moved into the fourth position. He then challenged Kyle Fink for third.

The final yellow of the race came out on lap 18 for the spinning cars of Erik Martin, Gerald Bowser, and Mike Gilliland. But, nothing seemed to phase Riggs. He passed under the checkers over a half a second, .519 to be exact, ahead of Holden. Fink, Schaffer, and Sid Unverzagt, Jr. were next. Rich Whitney, Ryan Kemery, Kevin Green, Jason Sines, and Gerald Bowser completed the top ten.

Riggs and Holden won the heats for the 14 cars.

The final race of the night was for the Bonnel’s Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. Darren Gallagher and George Englert paced the eleven car field to the green. Not to be out done by his teacher, Jack Sodeman, Jr., Gallagher raced out to a significant lead and was never really challenged for the win.

The race was slowed once when C.J. Jones lost a wheel in turn two. He was done for the night.

At the finish, Gallagher won by 3.050 seconds over Cody Bova, Andy Priest, Jimmy Seger, and Englert. Gregg McCandless, Mike Marano, II, Mike Miller, and Eric L. Williams were the remaining finishers. Jones was scored in tenth based upon laps completed.

Picking up the heat race wins were Englert and McCandless.

The Precise Racing Products Stock Cars had the first feature for the second half of the evening's program. Leading the 13 car field to the green were William Hurrelbrink and Andy Thompson for the 15 lap feature event. Hurrelbrink grabbed the lead over Leigh Wheeler until the first and only caution of the race came out for debris in turn four. On the restart, Russ Byler resumed his charge, reaching third on lap four. Byler, who started last, would have to settle for fourth.

Hurrelbrink cruised to the win over Shawn Smith by a margin of nearly five and a half seconds Smith made a last lap pass of Wheeler off turn 4 to get the second spot. Byler and Curt Bish rounded out the top five. Ryan Moyer, Andy Thompson, Charlie Baptiste, Pat Fielding, and Troy Norman had the next five positions.

Hurrelbrink and Smith captured heat race victories.

In the Rock Concrete Modified Lites, Mark Marcucci benefited from the misfortune of race leader Doug Jones, to inherit the lead. Marcucci led the final seven laps for the win. Shane Pfeuffer came on in the final five laps to take second, ahead of Jacob Bova, Kenny Meadows, and Jones, who came back to get fifth. Keith Smith, Vivian Jones, Jason Johnston, Jason Dye, and Shane Webb rounded out the top ten. Jones and Bova were the heat winners.

Tyler Fulton passed Alan Perry on the second lap and led the next eleven rounds in the Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks. Perry was second. Tim Callahan passed Shane Shook on the final lap to take third. Isaac Paden was fifth, followed by Summer Pitts, Tyler Young, Donny Akins, Ed Haylett, and Karlee Longwell. Shook and Callahan topped the preliminaries.

Roman Jones continued his hot streak in the Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints. Jordan Simmons was second, followed by Sammy Darby, Ayden Cipriano, Chase Matheney, Maddie Bova, Austin Cavanaugh, and Jaren Dye. Jones also prevailed in the heat race.

Next week, Mercer Raceway Park will hold Smackdown!, the rivalry between the Big Blocks of the BRP Modified Tour and the nimble 358 Modifieds under teh Approved Toilet Rentals banner. The first round, held in the Spring, went to BRP star Rex King, Jr. Can he repeat, or, will one of the Mercer regulars pull off the big win? Five other classes will be on the racing card. Racing for the three stars--Mod Lites, Mini Stocks, and Junior Sprints--will begin at 5:30. The Modifieds, Outlaw Sprint Warriors, and Stock Cars will go to the post around 7:00 p.m.

Also, next week two bicycles will be given to lucky children courtesy of Coca Cola.

Remember that registration is now open for the season-ending Little Guy Nationals. The seventeenth edition will be held on September 23 and 24. By entering now, racers can save $15 off the fee. Registration forms can be obtained at the Pit Board on any race night, or they can be downloaded from the internet. Just go to www.mercerracewaypark.com, and click on driver info for the link to the form. Or, registration forms can be obtained by calling the track office at 724-662-1310.

Jimmy Dutko contributed to this report.

4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprints: Jack Sodeman, Jr., Dan Kuriger, Adam Kekich, Brandon Matus, Dan Shetler, Dennis Wagner, John Garvin, Jr., Brent Matus, Alex Paden, Davey Jones, Brian Saulsbery, George Hobaugh, Jr., Gale Ruth, Jr., Paul Kish, Gale Ruth, Sr., Michael Bauer.

Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds: Lonny Riggs, Jimmy Holden, Kyle Fink, Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Kyle Holden, Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Rich Whitney, Ryan Kemery, Kevin Green, Jason Sines, Gerald Bowser, Mike Gilliland, Erik Martin, Tommy Kristyak (DQ).

Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors: Darin Gallagher, Cody Bova, Andy Priest, Jimmy Seger, George Englert, Gregg McCandless, Mike Marano, II, Mike Miller, Eric L. Williams, C.J. Jones, Harold Braden Jr. (DNS).

Precise Racing Products Open Stock Cars: William Hurrelbrink, Shane Smith, Leigh Wheeler, Russ Byler, Curt Bish, Ryan Moyer, Andy Thompson, Charlie Baptiste, Pat Fielding, Troy Norman, Steve Allison, Dan Fedorchak, Lee Wheeler.

Rock Concrete Modified Lites: Mark Marcucci, Shane Pfeuffer, Jacob Bova, Kenny Meadows, Doug Jones, Keith Smith, Vivian Jones, Jason Johnston, Jason Dye, Shane Webb, Charlie Armstrong, Bill Stivason, Jereme Bean, Cody Dye, Dusty Frantz, Kurt Eckstrom.

Eperthener's Auto Wrecking/Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks: Tyler Fulton, Alan Perry, Tim Callahan, Shane Shook, Isaac Paden, Summer Pitts, Tyler Young, Donny Akins, Ed Haylett, Karlee Longwell, William Haylett, Rick Feely (DNS).

Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints: Roman Jones, Jordan Simmons, Sammy Darby, Ayden Cipriano, Chase Matheney, Maddie Bova, Austin Cavanaugh, Jaren Dye.

 

 

Blonde Gets Owosso Redemption; Wins Must See Racing Fast Forty

OVID, Mich. – Jason Blonde lost out on a hotly-contested battle at Owosso Speedway one month ago, and Saturday night during the Must See Fast Forty at the three-eighths-mile oval, he proved he wasn’t going to let it happen again.

Blonde started fourth but used a lap 10 restart to wage war with defending series champion and July Owosso winner Jimmy McCune, ultimately passing McCune for the race lead on lap 11 and never looking back as he cruised to his fourth career Must See Racing Sprint Car Series win.

The native of Litchfield, Mich. became the fourth different winner of the season and ended a streak of three consecutive series wins by McCune.

“That was awful fun, but if we’d had to go 10 more laps like we did here last time, we might not have hung on to it,” Blonde said in victory lane. “I love passing a lot of cars like we did tonight. Tell you what, that side-by-side we had … I hope it was a good time for the fans because I enjoyed it. He got the start, but I got the restart and it worked out.”

A look at Blonde’s right rear tire, however, showed that the end result almost didn’t happen – as Blonde was down to the cords over the final stint of the race.

“The last five laps, I was waiting for (McCune) to pass me like he did in July. I had nothing left. It’s a good thing we didn’t have to go any further than we did and thankfully, it all worked out for us tonight.”

After Ryan Litt scored his second-career quick time earlier in the day and rolled a six on the inversion die, McCune led the field to green from the pole, quickly opening up a gap over second-starter Jerry Caryer. However, the slowing No. 44 of Teddy Alberts down the backstretch drew a yellow on the opening lap and forced a complete restart.

Once the field got going again it was McCune who jetted back to the point, while Blonde spent three laps trying to work around Caryer before finally making the pass on the fourth round. As Blonde gave chase to McCune, the caution would wave on lap nine, when Kris Leming spun in turn three with a broken rear shock.

Leming would be towed back to the pit area, his night ended after a career day that saw him place in the top 10 in both practice sessions and qualifying before his premature end in the main event.

The field resumed with Blonde giving havoc to McCune on the top side, working over the No. 88 Abe’s Auto Parts/B&B Machinery Movers sprinter for two laps side-by-side before clearing him in turns one and two to take the lead for good.

McCune would quickly fall two seconds in arrears, but was afforded a chance to regroup and battle back following a caution coming to halfway, when fast qualifier Litt spun on the frontstretch trying to pass Chris Neuenschwander for fourth. Though Litt was able to keep his car fired and continue, the dust cloud across the frontstretch due to the spin forced officials to unfurl the yellow and slow the pace.

Despite a 21-lap run to the checkered flag, McCune had no answer for Blonde and was forced to settle for second, ending his streak of three consecutive wins in Must See Racing competition.

“He was just better than we were tonight,” said McCune, who closed down to less than a second behind Blonde as the leader worked three-wide around traffic on lap 34 but could never capitalize.

“The lapped cars were driving like idiots. You can’t put it any more plainly than that. When these guys a second off the pace and they’re wanting to race as you’re trying to lap them, it doesn’t make it good for somebody like me who’s trying to win a race. We had a good race car; I just didn’t know where the track was good at the start of the race. It was what it was. We’ll go on to Anderson and try to win one there.”

Chris Neuenschwander closed out the podium finishers in third, followed by Ryan Gillenwater and Litt.

Former NASCAR modified champion Bobby Santos was the final car on the lead lap in sixth.

The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series returns to action on Saturday, Aug. 13 with the Must See Racing 50 from Anderson Speedway. McCune is the defending event winner.

For more information on Must See Racing, including driver and team news, schedule updates, race results, television schedules and more, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Fast Forty pres. by American Racer; Owosso Speedway; Aug. 6, 2016

Engine Pro A-Feature (40 laps): 1. #42 – Jason Blonde [4], 2. #88 – Jimmy McCune [1], 3. #10 – Chris Neuenschwander [3], 4. #45 – Ryan Gillenwater [5], 5. #07L – Ryan Litt [6], 6. #22A – Bobby Santos III [9], 7. #25 – Doug Stepke [12], 8. 75C – Jerry Caryer [2], 9. #10K – Kyle Henry [17], 10. #11G – Tom Geren [15], 11. #72S – Joe Speakman [14], 12. #4 – Jason Cox [8], 13. #5 – Don Dietsch [16], 14. #1 – Chris Randolph [13], 15. #9L – Kris Leming [10], 16. #13 – H.D. Carter [19], 17. #11X – Kyle Moonen [17], 18. #44 – Teddy Alberts [11], 19. #11 – Kyle Edwards [7].

American Racer/Engine Pro Time Trials (best of two laps): 1. #07L – Ryan Litt, 13.052; 2. #45 – Ryan Gillenwater, 13.057; 3. #42 – Jason Blonde, 13.057; 4. #10 – Chris Neuenschwander, 13.213; 5. #75C – Jerry Caryer, 13.260; 6. #88 – Jimmy McCune, 13.373; 7. #11 – Kyle Edwards, 13.472; 8. #4 – Jason Cox, 13.480; 9. #22A – Bobby Santos III, 13.551; 10. #9L – Kris Leming, 13.780; 11. #44 – Teddy Alberts, 13.844; 12. #10K – Kyle Henry, 14.075; 13. #25 – Doug Stepke, 14.223; 14. #1 – Chris Randolph, 14.426; 15. #72S – Joe Speakman, 14.670; 16. #11X – Kyle Moonen, 14.688; 17. #11G – Tom Geren, 15.057; 18. #5 – Don Dietsch, 15.234; 19. #13 – H.D. Carter, 17.814

* - Tiebreaker for second spot is the other timed lap; Gillenwater’s opposite lap was quicker than Blonde’s.

Mahle Heat #1 (eight laps, all transfer): 1. Chris Randolph, 2. Doug Stepke, 3. Joe Speakman, 4. Tom Geren, 5. Don Dietsch, 6. H.D. Carter, 7. Kyle Moonen (DNS).

NitroBlack Heat #2 (eight laps, all transfer): 1. Bobby Santos, 2. Kyle Edwards, 3. Kris Leming, 4. Jason Cox, 5. Teddy Alberts, 6. Kyle Henry.

SpeedPro Heat #3 (eight laps, all transfer): 1. Ryan Gillenwater, 2. Jason Blonde, 3. Chris Neuenschwander, 4. Ryan Litt, 5. Jerry Caryer, 6. Jimmy McCune.

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Chuck Hebing Wins Lucas Oil ESS Event at Canandaigua in front of Hometown Fans

By Dean Reynolds

CANANDAIGUA, NY – When Ontario, NY’s Chuck Hebing drew the pole for the 25 lap Mach 1 Chassis A-Main Saturday night at Canandaigua he knew the opportunity was there to capture another Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint (ESS) checkered. When 25 laps were completed, he did a donut and climbed atop his tail tank to greet the cheering crowd and collected $2,350 for the win

Hebing got the jump on July winner and outside pole sitting Matt Tanner at the drop of Scott Hixson’s green flag. With all 25 laps going non-stop the challenges weren’t from just Tanner, but also lapped cars throughout the event.

“The track was different than it was in July, then you could pretty much used the middle as the fast lane,” Hebing went on. “Tonight it seemed to be the bottom. I tried the middle one time and I saw Matt under me so I figured the bottom was faster.”

Hebing has been known to use powerful Roush-Yates Ford. This time he had a Donath Motorworx engine under the hood and the experiment proved successful. “Brian (Donath) built this motor special for the slick tracks, Kelly (Chuck’s daughter) has been using it and we wanted to give it a shot,” said the driver known as the Cobra. “It worked real well, the motor was smooth and I could keep the momentum up with it. Real happy the way it worked.”

While the event paid points for the overall Lucas Oil ESS Championship and also the lucrative NAPA Auto Parts US Tour, Hebing hasn’t been chasing the full tour for several years now. At 52 years of age it’s about getting the wins.

“A win here means a lot, we have many friends that come here to watch us. With this group of drivers with ESS you just don’t know when the last one will come,” Hebing reflected on what was now his 29th career ESS win tying him with Gordy Button. “These are the best drivers in our area and anytime you can still get a win is special, especially at 52.”

For Tanner, he came in with the exact same set up he had back in July for his big CNY Speedweek win. While the car was fast, it was just a tick off Hebing’s on this night. “The track wasn’t as slippery as it was in July. The bottom just seemed to be better tonight,” Tanner went on. “Maybe I should of tried the top or something to get by him but it’s tough when you’re right there, you don’t want to make the wrong decision.”

Tanner also noted the one time Hebing slipped up and he showed his nose. “Chuck moved up just a bit and I got under him. I probably should have been more aggressive but he went back down and I had to wait to see if he would slip up,” Tanner said. “I probably should have been more aggressive on the start also, I had a good run and possibly could have gotten the lead. But, it didn’t work out that way. Hey, it’s still a second and we are very happy. We seem to have a real good combination here now.”

Danny Varin shook off some of his Canandaigua bad luck as was happy just to finally get a podium finish at the track called the Land of Legends. “We have just been horrible here, I haven’t felt that good,” Varin dead-panned. “I talked to Lance (Yonge) here a few years ago and we actually went back to what he told us, we were way better.”

With his seventh place starting spot and all laps run under green, you can bet the Fonda, NY driver was hoping for a caution. “I was praying for a caution!” Varin exclaimed, “We were running them down and I felt we just had a good of a cars as them if not maybe a little bit better. We just needed a better draw tonight but that is all part of luck.”

Jason Barney came from his dash win, started on 13th to finish in fourth and collect the night’s hard charger award. Bryan Howland completed the top five. Rounding out the top ten were Steve Poirier, Jeff Cook, Joe Trenca, Parker Evans and Mike Stelter.

ESS/CANANDAIGUA NOTES – A big field of 30 sprints filled the pits and played host to a big crowd at the Ontario County Fairgrounds…Colman Gulick made his first start for 2016, that made the 109th different driver in ESS competition so far in 2016…The annual asphalt race at Evans Mills has been postponed for 2016 with plans to have the Kevin Ward Jr. Memorial next year…next up for the Lucas Oil ESS gang is Sunday, August 21 at the Weedsport Speedway which will be the Legends Reunion Night.

Mach 1 Chassis A-Main – Chuck Hebing ($2,350), Matt Tanner ($1,000), Danny Varin ($825), Jason Barney ($780), Bryan Howland ($565), Steve Poirier ($760), Jeff Cook ($430), Joe Trenca ($520), Parker Evans ($485), Mike Stelter ($400), Paul Kinney ($385), Chad Miller ($345), Sam Reakes IV ($300), Paulie Colagiovanni ($340), Cory Sparks ($335), Dan Bennett ($280), Brandon Kidd ($75), Tim Axton ($350), Steve Doell ($300), Paul Habeck ($325), James Hanson ($275), Rob Dietrick ($300), Dan Kuhn ($275), Shawn Donath ($75)

Did Not Qualify – Pete Richardson, Colman Gulick, Dave Axton, Kelly Hebing, Scott Kreutter, Derrick Juliano

Lap Leaders – Hebing (1-25)

Paladin Group/Car Mate Trailers Heat 1 – Trenca, Kinney, Stelter, Bennett, T. Axton, Colagiovanni

Paladin Group/Car Mate Trailers Heat 2 – C. Hebing, Howland, Tanner, Habeck, Miller, Dietrick

Paladin Group/Car Mate Trailers Heat 3 – Poirier, Varin, Reakes IV, Evans, Barney

Danny Willmes Ent./Cobra Coaches Dash – Barney, T. Axton, Evans, Colagiovanni, Miller, Dietrick

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Sparks, Doell, Kuhn, Hanson

Provisonal Starters – Donath, Kidd

Bonuses:

Danny Willmes Ent./Cobra Coaches Dash – Barney ($100), T. Axton ($75), Evans ($50), Colagiovanni ($25), Miller ($25), Dietrick ($25)

Insinger Fuels Hard Charger – Barney (11 pos.) $50

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – C. Hebing $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Sparks $50

E&V Energy – Colagiovanni, Habeck $50

Ohsweken Speedway 21st Anniversary – Hanson $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Howland $35

Beard Sewer and Drain Best Time – Richardson, Doell, Varin $25

Paladin Group/Car Mate Trailers Heats – Trenca, C. Hebing, Poirier $100

911 Restoration – Evans, Kinney $25

Lucas Oil ESS 7-12 Challenge – None - $200 at Weedsport Aug. 21st

Hoosier Tires – Hebing $200

Vahlco Wheels – Poirier $190

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Dylan Westbrook Scores Second Straight SOS Win At Brighton

By Clayton Johns

BRIGHTON, Ont. – August 6, 2016 – Oakland, Ont. native Dylan Westbrook (No.47x Bradshaw Fuels) stole the lead from his car owner Glenn Styres (No.0 Case IH) on lap 10 and never looked back to earn his second straight win with the Southern Ontario Sprints at Brighton Speedway.

The fourth-starting Westbrook quickly jumped to the front, but it was Styres leading the opening nine laps despite Chris Jones’ (No.11J Jones Automotive) pole starting position. Dain Naida (No.17x Townline Variety) took the second spot on lap two, but was quickly overtaken by Westbrook on lap five.

Two laps later, a scary incident occurred in turn three. Mitch Brown (No.10 Haldex Brakes) flipped wildy off the track after contact with Rick Wilson (No.42w Draper Doors) in a battle for the fourth position. Brown was uninjured, but understandably shaken.

On the following restart, the 17-year-old Westbrook got an impressive jump and built momentum in the top lane in order to take the lead from Styres out of turn four on the 10th lap.

A trio of restarts from lap 11 to 18 forced Westbrook to be sharp. He set an incredibly slow pace coming back to the green flag. The strategy proved effective as Westbrook got an excellent restart each time.

He survived Styres’ slide job attempt on a lap 17 restart and pulled away from Naida by over two seconds at the checkered flag. The win was Westbrook’s third this season on the tour. Shawn Sliter (No.22 Giletta Flooring) rallied to a third-place finish.

The series is back in action on Sunday, August 7 at Humberstone Speedway for round eight of the 2016 season.

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS RACE REPORT

2016 SEASON EVENT #7 – SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2016

BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY – BRIGHTON ON

ENTRY LIST (Number Name – Hometown) 0 Glenn Styres – Ohsweken, ON 01 Kyle Fraser – White Lake, ON

2w Lee Winger – Mount Hope, ON 10 Mitch Brown – Brantford, ON 11J Chris Jones – Picton, ON 15 Mike Ferrell – London, ON 15aw April Wilson – Joyceville, ON 17x Dain Naida – Tecumseh, MI 22 Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne, ON 25 Warren Mahoney – Lefroy, ON 42w Rick Wilson – Joyceville, ON 47x Dylan Westbrook – Oakland, ON 57 Charlie Sandercock – Trenton, ON

98 Paul Pekkonen – Brockville, ON

1-10 Jake Brown – Brantford, ON

Heat 1 (8 Laps – Top 4 Redrew For Feature Starting Position) 1. 1-10 Jake Brown 2. 17x Dain Naida 3. 47x Dylan Westbrook 4. 15aw April Wilson 5. 15 Mike Ferrell 6. 25 Warren Mahoney 7. 2w Lee Winger

8. 57 Charlie Sandercock (DNS) Time: 1:55.463

Heat 2 (8 Laps – Top 4 Redrew For Feature Starting Position) 1. 0 Glenn Styres 2. 10 Mitch Brown 3. 11J Chris Jones 4. 42w Rick Wilson 5. 98 Paul Pekkonen 6. 01 Kyle Fraser

7. 22 Shawn Sliter Time: 1:58.568

FEATURE (25 Laps) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook 2. 17x Dain Naida 3. 22 Shawn Sliter 4. 42w Rick Wilson 5. 0 Glenn Styres 6. 15aw April Wilson 7. 1-10 Jake Brown 8. 98 Paul Pekkonen 9. 2w Lee Winger 10. 11J Chris Jones 11. 25 Warren Mohoney 12. 15 Mike Ferrell 13. 10 Mitch Brown 14. 01 Kyle Fraser

15. 57 Charlie Sandercock (DNS). No Time Margin of Victory: 2.406 seconds.

A-Feature Lap Leaders – Glenn Styres 1-9, Dylan Westbrook 10-25

2016 SEASON FEATURE WINNERS:

Dylan Westbrook – 3 (South Buxton July 2, Brighton July 9, Brighton August 6), Mitch Brown – 2 (Brighton May 21, Brighton June 18), Ryan Susice – 1 (Humberstone June 5), Dave Dykstra – 1 (Ohsweken July 1)

UP NEXT:

Humberstone Speedway – Sunday, August 7, 2016

About the Southern Ontario Sprints: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. 2016 marks the 21st year of operation for the Southern Ontario Sprints, brought to you this season by The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, www.ImageFactor.ca, and www.OntarioOvalOnDirt.com.

Website: www.SouthernOntarioSprints.com

Twitter: @SOSsprints

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YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/SOSsprints

 

 

HARBLE, DROWN, DUNCAN & HOLMES RETURN TO NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY VICTORY CIRCLE; PRIEBE POWERS TO 1st MINI STOCK CHECKERS

Orrville, Ohio Saturday, August 6, 2016

By Mike Swanger

As the last month of the regular season starts up at NAPA Wayne County Speedway, the points battle for the championships are close and the racing Saturday night continues that way also. On Twin State Auto Racing club night, the Fisher Performance Sprints kicked off the action with Jordan Ryan taking his pole position starting spot and grabbing the lead but a red flag for outside front row starter Shawn Hubler on the start of lap two stopped the action. On the restart, Ryan would quickly open up a gap from Jason Dolick and Newark’s Mitch Harble with Harble taking second on lap four and slowly reel in Ryan. A caution on lap 15 grouped the field together and as the green flag waved again, Harble and the Kempthorn Auto Mall, Fire & Ice Pub and Simpson & Ham Signs #38k, used the high side of the track and powered past Ryan coming out of turn two on the 18th circuit and sped away for his second win of the season. Jamie Myers made a late charge to overtake Ryan for second with three laps to go as Danny Mumaw picked his way through the field to claim fourth from his 14th starting spot. Dolick would fend off Nick Patterson for fifth. Heat winners were Harble and Myers. Last weeks winner and points leader Brad Malcuit would outrace fellow heat winner and pole sitter Doug Drown, of Wooster, into turn one on the start of the Harriger Towing Super Late Model feature and led the way for the first 8 laps when Drown motored by coming out turn four to take the point on lap 9 and the Hall’s Auto Sales, Kar Connection and Wooster Glass # 240 would drive away for his fifth win of the year at NAPA WCS. The uninterrupted feature finished with Ryan Markham in third followed by JR Gentry and Cody Scott. Eric Eicholtz started on the pole of the Action Auto Body Super Stock Main and lead the first lap but the front end of his car broke before he started lap two ending his race. Bob Daugherty would inherit the top spot with Cliff Staley and Canton’s Paul Holmes in tow. With the green flag out again, Holmes wasted no time as he went to the high side of turn one and two and leapfrogged over Staley and Daugherty for the top spot. Points leader Tyler Thompson would also get by Staley, who would cause a caution on the third lap as Tyler Nicely would take over fourth. Daugherty was looking at every angle to try to reclaim the lead from Holmes and was able to pull alongside going down the backstretch on the white flag lap but the yellow waved to negate that move. The final lap would see Holmes and his #68 machine hold off Daugherty’s last charge as Holmes collected his 4th win this season. Gary Hensel Jr. came from his 15th starting position and came up short of taking third from Thompson as Jordan James pocketed fifth. Staley, Holmes and Daugherty scored the heat wins. The Kar Connection Rush Late Model feature was a nail biter of a race as the top five were all within three car lengths of each other for the majority of the race with Alan Dellinger leading the opening two laps when first time visitor Jason Fosnaught took over for a lap before Millersburg’s Charlie Duncan took over for a lap before Fosnaught reclaimed the point. Dellinger, points leader Justin Chance and Matt Aber joined the two front runners as they swapped positions every lap. Duncan and his Hall’s Auto Sales, Kar Connection and Auto Pro #240 would keep harassing Fosnaught by using the low groove and finally grabbed the lead on lap 14. Aber was charging hard in third place but on lap 16 made contact with Fosnaught and sent him spinning to bring out the caution as Aber was sent to the tail. The double file restart would have both Dellinger and Chance slipping past Fosnaught with Duncan pulling away with the lead. Dellinger kept Chance at bay on the last lap to finish in the runner up position as Aber charged back to take fifth behind Fosnaught. Heat wins went to Aber and Dellinger. The last race of the night was the ‘Summer Series’ race presented by All American Excavating for the WQKT Mini Stocks. Killbuck’s Chris Priebe would lead every lap for his first win but it was highly contested all race long. Moose Workman was the first to make the challenge for the lead as he gave way to points leader Brad Hensel. His run at the lead only lasted one lap as he went off the back straight away into the retaining tire to end his night while Workman pulled off before the race went back to green. A caution flag with two laps to go put the field in double file alignment and as the race restarted a lot of contact was made between the front runners but everyone kept going with Doug Hensel and Rod Daugherty momentarily getting past Priebe but he regrouped and shot by those to coming out of turn two and recapture the lead and grab the checker flag. Daugherty edged out Doug Hensel for second as Mitch Reichard and Wes Staley filled out the top five. Priebe, Brad Hensel and Daugherty notched the heat wins. The Contingency Connection Racer Rewards worth over $100,000 for the year and the drivers were also competing for the weekly amount of awards again last night at NAPA WCS. Next Saturday night, August 13 will see a double header of Sprint Car action as the Fisher Performance Sprints and the BOSS Wingless Sprints will be in action along with a ‘Summer Series’ race for the Kar Connection Rush Late Models and the Action Auto Body Super Stocks on the racing card. The Harriger Towing Super Late Models and the WQKT Mini Stock have the night off. Go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com for the latest news and upcoming events at the speedway.

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS Saturday, August 6, 2016 FISHER PERFORMANCE SPRINTS Heat 1 Mitch Harble, Shawn Hubler, Nick Patterson, Tyler Dunn, Aaron Middaugh, Rick Holley, Jeremy Duposki, Dylan Kingan Heat 2 Jamie Myers, Jordan Ryan, Jason Dolick, Jim Taddeo, Troy Kingan, Shawn Minor, Danny Mumaw, Kris Davis dns Feature Mitch Harble, Jamie Myers, Jordan Ryan, Danny Mumaw, Jason Dolick, Nick Patterson, Aaron Middaugh, Jim Taddeo, Tyler Dunn, Troy Kingan, Jeremy Duposki, Kris Davis, Shawn Minor, Dylan Kingan, Rick Holley, Shawn Hubler

HARRIGER TOWING SUPER LATE MODELS Heat 1 Doug Drown, Jim Nicely, Jerry Aber, Kirk Baker, Blaine Aber, Jason Skelly Heat 2 Brad Malcuit, JR Gentry, Ryan Markham, Cody Scott, Larry Bellman, Rick Bond Feature Doug Drown, Brad Malcuit, Ryan Markham, JR Gentry, Cody Scott, Rick Bond, Jerry Aber, Blaine Aber, Larry Bellman, Kirk Baker, Jim Nicely, Jason Skelly

ACTION AUTO BODY SUPER STOCKS Heat 1 Cliff Staley, Tyler Nicely, Jordan James, Don Rutt, Dustin Daugherty, Gary Hensel Jr. Heat 2 Paul Holmes, Eric Eicholtz, Jim Nicely, Tod Beviloqua, Bubba Smith, Chris Albright Heat 3 Bob Daugherty, Chase Alexander, Tyler Thompson, Todd Sherwin, Brandon Craver, Ryan Leathers dns Feature Paul Holmes, Bob Daugherty, Tyler Thompson, Gary Hensel Jr., Jordan James, Brandon Craver, Bubba Smith, Todd Sherwin, Chris Albright, Tyler Nicely, Tod Beviloqua, Cliff Staley, Jim Nicely, Ryan Leathers, Don Rutt, Eric Eicholtz, Dustin Daugherty dns

KAR CONNECTION RUSH LATE MODELS Heat 1 Matt Aber, Charlie Duncan, Justin Chance, Greg Beach, Mike Swansiger, Bob Fry Heat 2 Alan Dellinger, Jason Fosnaught, Mitch Basich, Scott Delaney, Josh Stoica Feature Charlie Duncan, Alan Dellinger, Justin Chance, Jason Fosnaught, Matt Aber, Greg Beach, Bob Fry, Scott Delaney, Mike Swansiger, Josh Stoica, Mitch Basich

WQKT SPORTS COUNTRY 104.5 MINI STOCKS Heat 1 Chris Priebe, Moose Workman, Doug Hensel, Braden Wert, Briana Hensel, Rick Bays Heat 2 Brad Hensel, Mitch Reichard, Wes Staley, Corey Staley, Jess Hensel, Brian Tomblin Heat 3 Rod Daugherty, Stephen Crowe, Ken Steele, Jim Burns, Colton Priebe, Richard Retton Feature Chris Priebe, Rod Daugherty, Doug Hensel, Mitch Reichard, Wes Staley, Stephen Crowe, Braden Wert, Briana Hensel, Jess Hensel, Jim Burns, Ken Steele, Corey Staley, Rick Bays, Moose Workman, Brad Hensel, Richard Retton, Brian Tomblin, Colton Priebe dns

 

 

The Flying Pharmacist: Aric Iosue Dominates Retro 45-Lap Oswego Supermodified Main Event

OSWEGO, NY (August 7, 2016) – Just one month after winning his first career Novelis Supermodified main event at Oswego Speedway, ‘The Flying Pharmacist’ Aric Iosue recalled the script needed to drive to Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane at the ‘Steel Palace’ and promptly walked away from the competition Saturday night in the Speedway’s retro 45-lap feature presented by RJ Caruso Tax & Accounting and JP Jewelers.

Iosue started from pole position and was never seriously challenged on his way to the wire to wire win, earning a two and a half second victory over Kody Graham.

The second career win for Iosue places him in a tie with several Speedway shoes to have earned two victories at Oswego including the likes of Gene Lee Gibson, Jim Cheney, Gordon Dukes, Davey Hamilton, and Danny Soule.

With the win Iosue joins Dave Danzer and Pat Lavery as the third driver to have scored more than one victory in 2016.

Chasing Iosue and Graham across the stripe on Saturday were Otto Sitterly, Joe Gosek, and Jeff Abold in the front five positions.

“I want to dedicate this win to my dad,” said Iosue. “I believe he is the best mechanic in these pits and he has stuck by me. I’m far from the best driver here but he continues to put this car back together when I wad it up and always gives me a good piece. The car was hooked tonight and I drove the wheels off of it.”

Championship leaders coming into the night – Dave Gruel, Michael Barnes, and Mike Muldoon finished in positions six through eight respectively with Danzer and Lavery finishing the top ten positions.

Iosue and Speedway veteran Jerry Curran brought the Novelis Supermodified field to the Cam’s Pizzeria green flag on Saturday with Iosue launching to the lead in the No. 11 with Curran and Graham tucking in line behind.

The Graham No. 21 was rolling early on making a low side move on Curran at lap 3 in turn three to take the runner up position with Gosek, Abold, and Sitterly all able to take advantage as well.

A handful of laps later it was Gruel now venturing by Curran on the top side of the track to take the eighth position as he looked to reel in front runners Iosue, Graham, Gosek, Abold, Sitterly, Barnes, and Muldoon.

Sitterly, who started eighth on the Speedway, was on a mission early on as he was weeks prior in the Mr. Supermodified event, this time however he was able to make it stick as he drove by Abold for the fourth position on the outside of the Speedway in turn four on lap 8.

The races only caution flag of the night would wave at lap 11 for a spinning Lou LeVea Jr., who would catch the wall in turn two. LeVea was ok, but the car was hooked to the infield.

When the field came back to green Iosue led Graham, Gosek, Sitterly, Abold, Barnes, Muldoon, Gruel, Curran, and Snyder to the Pole Position Raceway Firing Point.

As the pack came to full song it was clear that Iosue was the class of the field, pulling out to a comfortable margin. His lead left a tremendous battle behind between Graham, Gosek, Sitterly and the rest with Sitterly and Gosek hot on Graham’s heels.

Further behind Gruel continued his march in the No. 50, racing with championship combatants Muldoon and Barnes.

Gruel took advantage of Muldoon on the restart to snag seventh then stalked Barnes for several laps before he was able to make an important outside slingshot pass for the sixth position at lap 38.

With the laps quickly ticking away to the lap 45 deadline, Iosue eventually found lapped traffic but it was too little too late as the No. 11 was well out in front and could back the throttle down on his way to win number two of the season.

As Iosue flew under the checkered flag with Graham in tow, Sitterly was finally able to gas it up and drive by Gosek for third off the races final corner to earn a podium position by a mere tenth of a second with Abold another three seconds behind in fifth.

After essentially being on the sidelines the last couple of races, Graham said he would take second.

“I had surgery recently so we’ve been out of it the last couple races,” said Graham. “With that I guess we’ll take second. This is really only the second race this car has finished, so we still have a long way to go with it.”

Sitterly talked about his podium run.

“That’s a wily veteran right there,” Sitterly said of Gosek. “He made it tough on me but I was able to beat him to the apex there that last time and make it stick. The track was obviously a bit different tonight. They’re trying something and we are all in the same boat. I think with some adjusting it’ll work out. We’ve been able to get to guys this year, just unable to pass. We’ll see how it goes.”

The something different Sitterly referred to on Saturday was the use of a new traction compound on the outside of the Speedway to help try and promote outside, two lane passing.

Ultimately the compound was laid too high in the first and second corners, rendering it practically useless.

However, the compound was much closer from the apex of turns three and four to the exit of the fourth turn, with a handful of drivers utilizing the top lane with some success.

Track officials have indicated that the compound will be used again for next week’s action, with the material laid a bit lower in the corners and earlier in corner entry.

Shell Shock Custom Helmet Paint heat race victories went to Gruel, Keith Shampine, and Brandon Bellinger.

The night’s Semi-Final wins went to Graham and Muldoon.

The Radical Race Gear Lap Leader Award went to Iosue with Dan Connors Jr. scoring the Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer and Sitterly earning the Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger.

Connors would also score an extra $50 cash from the Xtreme Short Track Sim Racing Series for being the last car on the lead lap.

Racing at Oswego Speedway continues on Saturday, August 13 with Twin 20 Pathfinder Bank SBS features and a 50-lap Novelis Supermodified main.

Racing will get underway at 6:30 p.m.

Kids 16 and under with paid adult and active military with I.D. are free.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or call (315) 342-0646. Visit the Speedway on social media @OswegoSpeedway or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY Saturday, August 6th, 2016

Retro Night pres. by RJ Caruso Tax & Accounting and JP Jewelers

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodifieds

Novelis Supermodified (45-laps): 1. 11 - Aric Iosue, 2. 21 - Kody Graham, 3. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 4. 00 - Joe Gosek, 5. 05 - Jeff Abold, 6. 50 - Dave Gruel, 7. 68 - Michael Barnes, 8. 15 - Michael Muldoon, 9. 52 - Dave Danzer, 10. 12 - Pat Lavery, 11. 01 - Dan Connors, 12. 0 - Tim Snyder, 13. 70 - Dave McKnight, 14. 24 - Jerry Curran, 15. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 16. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 17. 55 - Keith Shampine, 18. 14 - Kreig Heroth

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #7 - Otto Sitterly

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #01 - Dan Connors

Radical Race Gear Lap Leader: #11 - Aric Iosue

Xtreme Sim Racing Series Last Car on the Lead Lap: #01 - Dan Connors

Heat #1 (12-laps): 1. 50 - Dave Gruel, 2. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 3. 70 - Dave McKnight, 4. 05 - Jeff Abold, 5. 01 - Dan Connors, 6. 14 - Kreig Heroth, 7. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr

Heat #2 (12-laps): 1. 55 - Keith Shampine, 2. 68 - Michael Barnes, 3. 0 - Tim Snyder, 4. 21 - Kody Graham, 5. 52 - Dave Danzer, 6. 11 - Aric Iosue

Heat #3 (12-laps): 1. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 2. 15 - Michael Muldoon, 3. 12 - Pat Lavery, 4. 00 - Joe Gosek, 5. 24 - Jerry Curran, 6. 56 - Hal LaTulip

Semi-Final #1 (15-laps): 1. 21 - Kody Graham, 2. 00 - Joe Gosek, 3. 05 - Jeff Abold, 4. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 5. 68 - Michael Barnes, 6. 24 - Jerry Curran, 7. 01 - Dan Connors, 8. 55 - Keith Shampine, 9. 56 - Hal LaTulip

Semi-Final #2 (15-laps): 1. 15 - Michael Muldoon, 2. 0 - Tim Snyder, 3. 50 - Dave Gruel, 4. 12 - Pat Lavery, 5. 52 - Dave Danzer, 6. 11 - Aric Iosue, 7. 83 - Lou LeVea jr, 8. 70 - Dave McKnight, 9. 14 - Kreig Heroth

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park August 6, 2016 8th Annual Jack Hewitt Classic RACE RESULTS

Non Wings - Satellite Connections

Qualifying 1.18K-Todd Keen, 12.101; 2.21K-Kody Swanson, 12.180; 3.18X-Scotty Weir, 12.226; 4.14C-Cooper Clouse, 12.312; 5.23S-Kyle Simon, 12.470; 6.24-Landon Simon, 12.635; 7.0-Steve Irwin , 12.697; 8.74-Drew Rader, 12.705; 9.69R-Mike Miller, 12.719; 10.87-Paul Dues, 12.771; 11.39-Matt Goodnight, 12.830; 12.9N-Luke Hall, 12.865; 13.5A-Toby Alfrey, 12.907; 14.9x-Thomas Mezzeraul, 12.932; 15.2DI-Dustin Ingle, 12.940; 16.1M-Dustin Stroup, 13.053; 17.17-Kevin Myers, 13.132; 18.5-Chris Window, 13.208; 19.32M-Derek Hasting, 13.331; 20.14-Chad Wilson, 13.522; 21.53-Steve Little, 13.586; 22.54-Matt Westfall, 13.626; 23.74S-J.T. Stapp, 13.772; 24.24L-Lee Underwood, 13.863; 25.63-Houston Hewitt, 13.992; 26.63D-Jim Dues, 14.114; 27.19-Matt Cooley, 14.136; 28.71C-Barney Craig, 14.369; 29.23L-Corbin Loggins, 14.854; 30.21DH-Dallas Hewitt, 99.991;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 23S-Kyle Simon[3] ; 2. 69R-Mike Miller[2] ; 3. 53-Steve Little[6] ; 4. 5A-Toby Alfrey[1] ; 5. 17-Kevin Myers[5] ; 6. 63-Houston Hewitt[7] ; 7. 18K-Todd Keen[4] ; 8. 23L-Corbin Loggins[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 9x-Thomas Mezzeraul[1] ; 2. 24-Landon Simon[3] ; 3. 5-Chris Window[5] ; 4. 21K-Kody Swanson[4] ; 5. 54-Matt Westfall[6] ; 6. 87-Paul Dues[2] ; 7. 63D-Jim Dues[7] ; 8. 21DH-Dallas Hewitt[8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 18X-Scotty Weir[4] ; 2. 39-Matt Goodnight[2] ; 3. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[1] ; 4. 0-Steve Irwin [3] ; 5. 74S-J.T. Stapp[6] ; 6. 32M-Derek Hasting[5] ; 7. 19-Matt Cooley[7]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps) 1. 1M-Dustin Stroup[1] ; 2. 9N-Luke Hall[2] ; 3. 14C-Cooper Clouse[4] ; 4. 74-Drew Rader[3] ; 5. 24L-Lee Underwood[6] ; 6. 14-Chad Wilson[5] ; 7. 71C-Barney Craig[7]

Dash - (0 Laps) 1. 9x-Thomas Mezzeraul[5] ; 2. 39-Matt Goodnight[2] ; 3. 1M-Dustin Stroup[1] ; 4. 24-Landon Simon[3] ; 5. 69R-Mike Miller[6] ; 6. 23S-Kyle Simon[4] ; 7. 18X-Scotty Weir[8] ; 8. 9N-Luke Hall[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps) 1. 87-Paul Dues[2] ; 2. 14-Chad Wilson[5] ; 3. 17-Kevin Myers[3] ; 4. 54-Matt Westfall[6] ; 5. 24L-Lee Underwood[8] ; 6. 74S-J.T. Stapp[7] ; 7. 63D-Jim Dues[10] ; 8. 32M-Derek Hasting[4] ; 9. 71C-Barney Craig[12] ; 10. 19-Matt Cooley[11] ; 11. 63-Houston Hewitt[9] ; 12. 18K-Todd Keen[1] ; 13. 23L-Corbin Loggins[13] ; 14. 21DH-Dallas Hewitt[14]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 9x-Thomas Mezzeraul[1] ; 2. 1M-Dustin Stroup[3] ; 3. 23S-Kyle Simon[6] ; 4. 54-Matt Westfall[20] ; 5. 21K-Kody Swanson[14] ; 6. 9N-Luke Hall[8] ; 7. 14C-Cooper Clouse[12] ; 8. 18X-Scotty Weir[7] ; 9. 5-Chris Window[10] ; 10. 14-Chad Wilson[18] ; 11. 24-Landon Simon[4] ; 12. 39-Matt Goodnight[2] ; 13. 74-Drew Rader[16] ; 14. 69R-Mike Miller[5] ; 15. 53-Steve Little[9] ; 16. 87-Paul Dues[17] ; 17. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[11] ; 18. 5A-Toby Alfrey[13] ; 19. 17-Kevin Myers[19] ; 20. 0-Steve Irwin [15]

AMSA Mini Sprints - Performance Powder Coating

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 22A-Kobe Allison[1] ; 2. 21B-Ryan Barr[2] ; 3. 92-Frank Beck[3] ; 4. 328-Becca Stiefel[4] ; 5. e99-Gage Etgen[7] ; 6. 14s-Jacob Stickle[5] ; 7. 48D-Dylan Troyer[6]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 42-Ty Tilton[4] ; 2. 22-Gunnar Lucius[1] ; 3. 81H-Anthony Haas[2] ; 4. IV0-Andrew Heitkamp[6] ; 5. 28K-Ron Kimmel[5] ; 6. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[7] ; 7. 4X-Bradley Ashford[3]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 44-Christopher Whipple[4] ; 2. 65-Chris Bounds[5] ; 3. 11T-Jacob Taylor[3] ; 4. 7M-Mike Hessel[7] ; 5. 3D-Cody Downard[6] ; 6. 41-Jon Watson[2] ; 7. 29-Aaron Leffel[1]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps) 1. 11-Corey Bedwell[4] ; 2. 22b-Brad Racer[5] ; 3. 2-Cory Guingrich[1] ; 4. 5-Bob Jordan[6] ; 5. 7X-Taylor Cox[2] ; 6. 3w-Alex Swanson[3]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps) 1. e99-Gage Etgen[1] ; 2. 48D-Dylan Troyer[9] ; 3. 7X-Taylor Cox[4] ; 4. 28K-Ron Kimmel[2] ; 5. 3w-Alex Swanson[8] ; 6. 4X-Bradley Ashford[10] ; 7. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[6] ; 8. 14s-Jacob Stickle[5] ; 9. 3D-Cody Downard[3] ; 10. 41-Jon Watson[7] ; 11. 29-Aaron Leffel[11]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps) 1. 22b-Brad Racer[8] ; 2. 44-Christopher Whipple[4] ; 3. 42-Ty Tilton[5] ; 4. 22-Gunnar Lucius[1] ; 5. e99-Gage Etgen[17] ; 6. 65-Chris Bounds[7] ; 7. 92-Frank Beck[9] ; 8. 81H-Anthony Haas[10] ; 9. 28K-Ron Kimmel[20] ; 10. 48D-Dylan Troyer[18] ; 11. 11-Corey Bedwell[3] ; 12. 2-Cory Guingrich[12] ; 13. 5-Bob Jordan[16] ; 14. 7M-Mike Hessel[15] ; 15. 11T-Jacob Taylor[11] ; 16. 21B-Ryan Barr[2] ; 17. 328-Becca Stiefel[13] ; 18. IV0-Andrew Heitkamp[14] ; 19. 22A-Kobe Allison[6] ; 20. 7X-Taylor Cox[19]

UMP Modifieds - Quest Federal Credit Union

Qualifying 1.55S-Zach Schroeder, 13.787; 2.11JS-Josh Scott, 13.873; 3.18L-Randy Lines, 13.919; 4.16-Jeff Koz, 14.076; 5.50-Buzz Jacobs, 14.167; 6.L5-Casey Luedeke, 14.223; 7.112-Chris Ullery, 14.248; 8.K9-Scott Gerdeman, 14.273; 9.95J-Jerry Bowersock, 14.329; 10.20K-Bill Keeler, 14.349; 11.52-Weasel Phlipot, 14.380; 12.35-Tim Cornett, 14.388; 13.10H-Brad Hess, 14.395; 14.M1G-Matt Twining, 14.435; 15.1-Scottie Williams, 14.441; 16.9G-Ernie Gingerich, 14.459; 17.ZERO-Brent Hole, 14.625; 18.0%-Derrick Austin, 14.675; 19.12-Tom Jacobs, 14.736; 20.36-Brandon Vaughan, 14.758; 21.24-Terry Grilliot, 14.767; 22.92-Kyle Shaffer, 15.006; 23.17-Nick Felkey, 15.216; 24.31-Ed Minnich, 15.349; 25.97A-Reed Hurst, 15.464; 26.23H-Shonda Harbin, 16.723; 27.1X-JJ Butler, 99.992;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 55S-Zach Schroeder[4] ; 2. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[2] ; 3. ZERO-Brent Hole[5] ; 4. 10H-Brad Hess[1] ; 5. 24-Terry Grilliot[6] ; 6. 97A-Reed Hurst[7] ; 7. 50-Buzz Jacobs[3]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 11JS-Josh Scott[4] ; 2. 20K-Bill Keeler[2] ; 3. M1G-Matt Twining[1] ; 4. 0%-Derrick Austin[5] ; 5. 92-Kyle Shaffer[6] ; 6. 23H-Shonda Harbin[7] ; 7. L5-Casey Luedeke[3]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 1-Scottie Williams[1] ; 2. 52-Weasel Phlipot[2] ; 3. 18L-Randy Lines[4] ; 4. 112-Chris Ullery[3] ; 5. 12-Tom Jacobs[5] ; 6. 1X-JJ Butler[7] ; 7. 17-Nick Felkey[6]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps) 1. K9-Scott Gerdeman[3] ; 2. 16-Jeff Koz[4] ; 3. 9G-Ernie Gingerich[1] ; 4. 35-Tim Cornett[2] ; 5. 36-Brandon Vaughan[5] ; 6. 31-Ed Minnich[6]

Dash - (0 Laps) 1. 52-Weasel Phlipot[2] ; 2. 1-Scottie Williams[1] ; 3. 11JS-Josh Scott[5] ; 4. K9-Scott Gerdeman[3] ; 5. 20K-Bill Keeler[4] ; 6. 55S-Zach Schroeder[8] ; 7. 16-Jeff Koz[6] ; 8. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps) 1. L5-Casey Luedeke[2] ; 2. 36-Brandon Vaughan[4] ; 3. 24-Terry Grilliot[5] ; 4. 17-Nick Felkey[7] ; 5. 1X-JJ Butler[11] ; 6. 97A-Reed Hurst[9] ; 7. 12-Tom Jacobs[3] ; 8. 50-Buzz Jacobs[1] ; 9. 92-Kyle Shaffer[6] ; 10. 31-Ed Minnich[8] ; 11. 23H-Shonda Harbin[10]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps) 1. 11JS-Josh Scott[3] ; 2. K9-Scott Gerdeman[4] ; 3. 52-Weasel Phlipot[1] ; 4. ZERO-Brent Hole[9] ; 5. 55S-Zach Schroeder[6] ; 6. 1-Scottie Williams[2] ; 7. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[8] ; 8. 20K-Bill Keeler[5] ; 9. 9G-Ernie Gingerich[12] ; 10. L5-Casey Luedeke[17] ; 11. M1G-Matt Twining[10] ; 12. 36-Brandon Vaughan[18] ; 13. 35-Tim Cornett[16] ; 14. 112-Chris Ullery[15] ; 15. 10H-Brad Hess[13] ; 16. 0%-Derrick Austin[14] ; 17. 24-Terry Grilliot[19] ; 18. 17-Nick Felkey[20] ; 19. 18L-Randy Lines[11] ; 20. 16-Jeff Koz[7]

 

 

39th annual BELLEVILLE MIDGET NATIONALS

"Chad Boat sweeps Belleville Midget Nationals” “Father Billy winner of event twenty-one years ago ”

By Bryan Gapinski Belleville, Kan., Aug.6---Chad Boat captured the 39th annual Belleville Midget Nationals, Saturday Night at the Belleville High Banks. Boat joins his father Billy Boat as the only father-son Belleville Nationals Champions. Billy won the 1995 Nationals Championship race and two preliminary night features at the track. Tanner Thorson jumped into the lead at the start, with Bryan Clauson passing five cars in the first two laps. One lap later defending champion Clauson moved into third place. On Lap 12 Clauson passed Thorson for the lead. Clauson leading the event on Lap 13 and made contact with a lapped car and the guard rail entering Turn 4 and flipped hard, into the path of Ryan Greth who struck the car at full speed. Clauson was transferred to a Lincoln West Hospital (Lincoln, NE) for further evolution of undisclosed injuries. Greth escaped injury. Boat assumed the lead on the restart with second place At the midway point Boat led Brady Bacon by 2.6 seconds, with third place Thorson trailing Bacon by two seconds. The caution appeared for a stalled car on Lap 24. During the caution Bacon pitted to change a tire, rejoining the field at the tail. Boat performed an excellent restart and led Spencer Bayston by one second, with ten laps remaining. Boat held off Bayston running with lapped traffic during the final five laps. Boat who drove the Tucker-Boat Motorsports owned Spike/Toyota No. 84 finished 0.96 seconds ahead of Bayston. Jerry Coons, Jr., Bacon, Carson Macedo, Thorson, Holly Shelton, Ryan Robinson, Isaac Chapple, and Jeff Stasa, “To win this event is unreal this is one of the five most prestigious midget events on everyone’s win list, and to join my dad makes this an unforgettable night” commented Boat who drove the Tucker-Boat Motorsports owned Spike/Toyota No. 84. The victory was his thirdd this week after capturing Tuesday night’s USAC event at Fairbury, Neb, and last nights event at the track.

SUMMARY SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Chad Boat (#84 Tucker/Boat), 2. Holly Shelton (#67K Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 3. Tyler Thomas (#91T Thomas), 4. Jeff Stasa (#91 SBR), 5. Terry Goodwin (#2G, Goodwin), 6. Ryan Oerter (#43 RKO), 7. Phillip Davis (#11o Gehrke). NT

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Tanner Thorson (#67 Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 2. Ryan Robinson (#71 Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 3. Bryan Clauson (#63 Dooling/Hayward), 4. Michelle Decker (#4m Meents), 5. Ryan Greth (#4 Lesher), 6. Tyler Dunkle (#37 Zero), 7. Chase McDermand (#10A MWR). 2:21.66

BENIC ENTERPRISES THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Carson Macedo (#71K Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 2. Brady Bacon (#76m FMR), 3. Scott Hatton (#1 Hatton), 4. Travis Scott (#2s Scott), 5. Morgan Frewaldt (#2 Nussbaum), 6. Warren Johnson (#42 Nussbaum), 7. Chad Frewaldt (#4F Nussbaum). 2:22.40

INDY RACE PARTS FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Spencer Bayston (#97 Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 2. Jerry Coons, Jr. (#1K RKR), 3. Isaac Chapple (#52c Chapple), 4. Chett Gehrke (#11c Matteson), 5. Garett Hood (#11H Two Hoods), 6. Curtis Spicer (#13 Zero), 7. Ashley Oerter (#16 RKO), 8. Hunter Fischer (#24 Fischer). 2:22.88

ALSO AT THE TRACK: Johnny Murdock (#0 Zero) & Zach Middleton (#0B Zero).

POLE DASH: (4 laps) 1. Boat, 2. Thorson, 3. Bayston, 4. Macedo, 5. Coons, 6. Bacon, 7. Robinson, 8. Shelton. 1:13.45

B-DASH: (4 laps) 1. Clauson, 2. Thomas, 3. Hatton, 4. Chapple, 5. Decker, 6. Scott, 7. Stasa, 8. Gehrke. 1:12.88

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Greth, 2. Hood, 3. Goodwin, 4. McDermand, 5. Davis, 6. Spicer, 7. Dunkle, 8. C. Frewaldt, 9. A. Oerter, 10. R. Oerter. 3:55.63

FEATURE: (40 laps) 1. Chad Boat, 2. Spencer Bayston, 3. Jerry Coons, Jr., 4. Brady Bacon, 5. Carson Macedo, 6. Tanner Thorson, 7. Holly Shelton, 8. Ryan Robinson, 9. Isaac Chapple, 10. Jeff Stasa, 11. Michelle Decker, 12. Travis Scott, 13. Garett Hood, 14. Curtis Spicer, 15. Scott Hatton, 16. Bryan Clauson, 17. Tyler Thomas, 18. Ryan Greth, 19. Chett Gehrke, 20. Tyler Dunkle, 21. Terry Goodwin, 22. Phillip Davis, 23. Chase McDermand, 24. Chad Frewaldt. NT ---------------------------- **Clauson and Greth flipped on lap 14 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-12 Thorson, Lap 13 Clauson, Laps 14-40 Boat.

 

 

Fremont Speedway

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Byron Reed put a new car together and after an exciting duel with Tyler Gunn, earned his fourth 410 sprint car win of the year at Fremont Speedway on Specialty Fuels Night. Reed, a six time and defending track champion, took the lead on lap 19 of the 30-lap affair and survived a late race restart for the win.

It is Reed’s 31st career win at “The Track That Action Built” as he ties hall-of-famer Rollie Beale for 14th on the track’s all-time win list.

“This is a brand new frame we’re taking to Knoxville and thank God we put old wings, old hood and an old tire and we junked them all. I had a big ‘oops’ there (lap 21) and I settled down after that. I don’t know if the front wing was broken then or not. It means a lot to tie Rollie Beale. My mom and dad used to watch him race a lot back in the old days of Toledo. I want to thank my crew who worked hard all night. This is the car we’re taking to Knoxville. There were a few things that weren’t to my liking but we worked all night on it. I’m still not totally happy with some of it but I guess it was good enough,” said Reed beside his Crown Battery, Ken Gill Construction, Kistler Engines backed machine.

Fremont, Ohio’s Paul Weaver also survived a late race caution, led all 25 laps to score his third win of the year in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints at Fremont Speedway. Weaver, who is ranked the top 305 driver in the country, has seven total victories in 2016. The win was the 39th of his career at Fremont Speedway and moves in him 10th on the track’s all-time win list.

“I screwed up on that last restart and almost gave that one away. The car has just been great. I have a long way to go to do what some of these guys have done in a year. I think Nate Dussel won like 16 in a year and Jordan Ryan won 15 in a season,” said Weaver beside his M&L Excavating; Hampshire Racing Engines; Schiets Motorsports, Weaver Performance Center backed machine.

In a wild Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck feature, Keith Sorg inherited the lead when Dustin Keegan and Shawn Valenti got together battling up front with eight laps remaining. He then survived a two lap shoot out at the end following a caution flag to score his third win of the season and the third of his career at Fremont Speedway.

“This thing was crazy loose…I fought it the entire race. On that restart at the end, my visor popped out on the one side and I was trying to hold it in there. I want to thank my mom and dad, my uncle, Danny Roepke, Level Performance, D&R Transmissions, M&L Excavating, Westend Tire, Advanced Auto Parts and Fremont Fence,” Sorg said in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

The McCullough Industries 602 Late Model feature was also wild. Matt Shipley looked like he was on his way to his first career win when he collided with a lapped car with six laps to go. On the restart John Brooks and Ky Harper waged a terrific battle for the lead with Harper taking it on lap 11. Harper would drive away the last five laps for his fourth victory of the season. It was his ninth career win at Fremont.

“I’m going to Disney World…we leave in the morning for a family vacation,” said Harper beside his Handy Grafix; Cut Right Lawn Care; Jed’s; Twist T-Freez; Harper Enterprises; Rocket Chassis; Childress Collision; Classic Industries backed #34. “That was a hell of a race…it’s a shame Matt had trouble with that lapped car.”

In the 30 lap Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint feature, Tyler Gunn and Brian Lay led the field to green with Lay gaining the advantage over Gunn, Jody Keegan, Chris Andrews, Reed and Broc Martin. The race would go caution free the first 27 laps.

Lay set a blistering pace, encountering lapped traffic by the fifth lap. That allowed Gunn, Andrews, Reed and Keegan to close. On lap 13 Gunn made a daring move in traffic to take the lead with Lay returning the favor a circuit later. That allowed Reed and Andrews to close. The crowd was treated to some phenomenal moves in traffic as Gunn retook the top spot on lap 15. Lapped traffic would hold Lay up and allowed Reed to take second on lap 17 with Andrews grabbing third.

Reed would bobble on the cushion in turn two on lap 21 and Gunn closed with Andrews, Lay and Martin battling for third. Reed would dispose of the traffic with five laps to go as Gunn, Andrews, Lay, Martin, Stuart Brubaker and Keegan gave chase. Brian Smith would spin right in front of the leaders on lap 27 for the first caution of the race. On the ensuing restart Reed got a tremendous jump over Gunn with Lay taking third from Andrews.

The only other caution flew with just two laps to go when Kyle Patrick spun. Now with a collapsed front win, Reed had his hands full but he would hit his marks and drove to the win over Gunn as Lay held off Andrews for third with Martin rounding out the top five.

“That was a lot of fun racing in traffic. I didn’t really do much as the traffic kind of fell my way,” Reed said.

In the 25-lap 305 sprint feature Dustin Dinan and Paul Weaver paced the field in a race that went the first 20 laps caution free. Weaver grabbed as Alvin Roepke, Nate Dussel, Dinan, Jamie Miller and John Ivy battled for second. With five laps in Weaver held a commanding lead over Dussel, Roepke, Miller, Dinan and Steve Rando. Weaver encountered lapped traffic by the seventh circuit and made a fantastic move, splitting two lapped cars to maintain his advantage.

With 10 laps to go Weaver once again came upon lapped cars racing side by side as his lead dwindled with Dussel, Roepke, Miller and Ivy closing. Rando would spin with five laps to go. When the green flew Weaver led Dussel, Roepke and Miller. With three laps remaining Kyle Peters would spin setting up the three lap shoot-out.

On the green Dussel attempted a bonsai move on Weaver and the two nearly crashed. Weaver would gather it back up and drove to the win over Dussel, Roepke, Miller and Matt Foos.

Jim Holcomb and Keith Sorg paced the field for the 20 lap dirt truck feature. Sorg jumped into the lead over Holcomb, Gene Potridge, Kent Brewer, Dustin Keegan and Cory McCaughey. The caution would fly for Cody Truman after a lap was scored.

On the ensuing restart Sorg led Holcomb who was being challenged by Dustin Keegan. Keegan took the runner-up spot on lap six just as the caution flew for Andy Keegan. On the restart Keegan grabbed the lead bringing Shawn Valenti into second. With Sorg, Holcomb, Jeff Ward, McCaughey and Dan Hennig staying close.

Valenti continued to pressure Keegan and finally got around him on lap 12 but Keegan attempted to a slider to regain the spot and the two made heavy contact to bring out the caution. Sorg would now lead Hennig, Holcomb, and McCaughey when the green reappeared. But, Holcomb would suffer mechanical issues and brought out the caution on lap 13.

Sorg was able to pull away very slightly when the green reappeared as Hennig, McCaughey and Brewer battled for second. McCaughey finally earned the runner-up spot on lap 17 but Hennig and Brewer stayed close. Hennig and Brewer would get together on lap 19 setting up a one lap shoot out.

Sorg was able to hold off McCaughey for the win with Valenti rebounding for third. Brad Stuckey and Dana Frey would round out the top five.

Dustin Keegan and John Brooks brought the field to green for the 15 lap late model feature with Brooks gaining the advantage over Keegan, Shipley and Harper. The caution would fly after a lap was completed for a multi-car incident involving Jeff Hites, Jay King and Brandon Myers.

On the restart Shipley would grab second and immediately challenged Brooks with Keegan staying in the hunt. Harper took third on lap four and watched a tremendous battle between Brooks and Shipley. Shipley would take the lead on lap seven but two laps later would make contact with a lapped car, handing the lead back to Brooks.

Now Brooks had to deal with Harper as Shipley, Keegan, Tim Sabo and Jamie Miller gave chase. Harper took the lead on lap 11 just before King stopped for the final caution with three laps to go.

On the restart Harper drove away from a good battle between Brooks and Shipley. Harper drove to the checkers over Brooks, Shipley, Tim Sabo and Keegan.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, Aug. 13 on Fremont NAPA Auto Parts Night with the 410 and 305 sprints, dirt trucks and late models in action. It is Family Fun Night, with a package of adult and children general admission tickets, hot dogs and drink coupons being offered at a special price.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com.

Fremont Speedway

Specialty Fuels Night

Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016

Starting position [*]

410 Sprints – Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying

1.73-Chris Andrews, 12.505; 2.83M-Broc Martin, 12.935; 3.5-Byron Reed, 12.984; 4.46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.036; 5.60-Jody Keegan, 13.089; 6.45L-Brian Lay, 13.127; 7.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.140; 8.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.218; 9.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.260; 10.14H-Todd Heller, 13.295; 11.38-Max Stambaugh, 13.349; 12.51-Roger Campbell, 13.426; 13.16-Stuart Brubaker, 13.428; 14.2+-Brian Smith, 13.483; 15.33K-Kyle Patrick, 13.672; 16.23-John Ivy, 13.698; 17.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.740; 18.901-Bob Lime, 14.107; 19.96AU-Bruce White, 14.341; 20.45T-Bob Tucker, 14.670; 21.1K-Joey Pendergrass, 15.670;

Heat 1 (8 Laps)

1. 73-Chris Andrews[4] ; 2. 14H-Todd Heller[1] ; 3. 23-John Ivy[6] ; 4. 16-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 5. 46AU-Stuart Williams[3] ; 6. 96AU-Bruce White[7] ; 7. 7-Shawn Valenti[2]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 2. 83M-Broc Martin[4] ; 3. 60-Jody Keegan[3] ; 4. 38-Max Stambaugh[1] ; 5. 8J-Jess Stiger[6] ; 6. 45T-Bob Tucker[7] ; 7. 2+-Brian Smith[5]

Heat 3 (8 Laps)

1. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[2] ; 2. 45L-Brian Lay[3] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[4] ; 4. 51-Roger Campbell[1] ; 5. 33K-Kyle Patrick[5] ; 6. 901-Bob Lime[6] ; 7. 1K-Joey Pendergrass[7]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps)

1. 5-Byron Reed[4] ; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[2] ; 4. 73-Chris Andrews[6] ; 5. 83M-Broc Martin[5] ; 6. 60-Jody Keegan[3] ; 7. 16-Stuart Brubaker[13] ; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7] ; 9. 2+-Brian Smith[14] ; 10. 38-Max Stambaugh[9] ; 11. 23-John Ivy[16] ; 12. 14H-Todd Heller[8] ; 13. 46AU-Stuart Williams[11] ; 14. 33K-Kyle Patrick[15] ; 15. 51-Roger Campbell[10] ; 16. 8J-Jess Stiger[17] ; 17. 1K-Joey Pendergrass[21] ; 18. 96AU-Bruce White[19] ; 19. 45T-Bob Tucker[20] ; 20. 901-Bob Lime[18] ; 21. 7-Shawn Valenti[DNS]

Hard Charger: 16-Stuart Brubaker +6

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

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

1. 7M-Brandon Moore[1] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 3. 99-Alvin Roepke[3] ; 4. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[2] ; 5. 11G-Luke Griffith[6] ; 6. 25-Jason Keckler[5] ; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron[9] ; 8. 2L-Landon Lalonde[8] ; 9. 44-Kyle Farmer[7]

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

1. 2-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 2. 66-Jamie Miller[3] ; 3. 1X-Dustin Dinan[6] ; 4. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[8] ; 6. 10-Josh Harrison[5] ; 7. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[2] ; 8. 97-Kyle Peters[7]

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

1. 19R-Steve Rando[1] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[6] ; 3. 2F-Matt Foos[5] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[3] ; 5. 45-Trevor Baker[8] ; 6. 7K-Matt Karbler[7] ; 7. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[2] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[4]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 10-Josh Harrison[2] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 3. 22M-Dan McCarron[4] ; 4. 97-Kyle Peters[8] ; 5. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[5] ; 6. 2L-Landon Lalonde[7] ; 7. 7K-Matt Karbler[3] ; 8. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[6] ; 9. 44-Kyle Farmer[10] ; 10. 75-Jerry Dahms[9]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[2] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 3. 99-Alvin Roepke[3] ; 4. 66-Jamie Miller[7] ; 5. 2F-Matt Foos[12] ; 6. 77I-John Ivy[5] ; 7. 2-Ricky Peterson[10] ; 8. 1X-Dustin Dinan[1] ; 9. 12-Kyle Capodice[9] ; 10. 7M-Brandon Moore[6] ; 11. 36-Seth Schneider[14] ; 12. 19R-Steve Rando[8] ; 13. 25-Jason Keckler[17] ; 14. 11G-Luke Griffith[13] ; 15. 22M-Dan McCarron[18] ; 16. 10-Josh Harrison[16] ; 17. 45-Trevor Baker[15] ; 18. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[20] ; 19. 97-Kyle Peters[19] ; 20. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[11]

Hard Charger: 2F-Matt Foos +&

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 (8 Laps)

1. 88-Dan Hennig[3] ; 2. 5s-Brad Stuckey[5] ; 3. 13-Len Benyak[1] ; 4. 7B-Shawn Valenti[7] ; 5. 72-Eric Potridge[6] ; 6. 26-Kyle Lagrou[2] ; 7. 23M-Brian Mitten[4] ; 8. 9-Curt Inks[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)

1. 4s-Keith Sorg[2] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[6] ; 3. 2-Brian Sorg[7] ; 4. 99-Gene Potridge[3] ; 5. 7f-Dana Frey[4] ; 6. 0-Andy Keegan[5] ; 7. 1H-Zeth Sabo[8] ; 8. 14T-Cody Truman[1]

Heat 3 (8 Laps)

1. 33-Jeff Ward[1] ; 2. 17x-Dustin Keegan[3] ; 3. 16-Jim Holcomb[4] ; 4. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[6] ; 5. 721-John Martis[2] ; 6. 5Jr-Rich Farmer[7] ; 7. 22-Brandon Leighton[5]

A-Main 1 (15 Laps)

1. 4s-Keith Sorg[2] ; 2. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[5] ; 3. 7B-Shawn Valenti[7] ; 4. 5s-Brad Stuckey[8] ; 5. 7f-Dana Frey[14] ; 6. 2-Brian Sorg[11] ; 7. 99-Gene Potridge[4] ; 8. 13-Len Benyak[12] ; 9. 88-Dan Hennig[9] ; 10. 8KB-Kent Brewer[6] ; 11. 16-Jim Holcomb[1] ; 12. 33-Jeff Ward[10] ; 13. 17x-Dustin Keegan[3] ; 14. 72-Eric Potridge[13] ; 15. 26-Kyle Lagrou[16] ; 16. 721-John Martis[15] ; 17. 23M-Brian Mitten[21] ; 18. 22-Brandon Leighton[20] ; 19. 14T-Cody Truman[23] ; 20. 0-Andy Keegan[17] ; 21. 9-Curt Inks[22]

Hard Charger: 7f-Dana Frey +9

602 Late Models - McCullough Industries

Heat 1 (8 Laps)

1. 34-Ky Harper[2] ; 2. 101-Chester Fitch[1] ; 3. 4M-Jamie Miller[5] ; 4. 16-Steve Sabo[6] ; 5. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[4] ; 6. 101F-Chester Fitch III[7] ; 7. 04-Jeff Hites[3]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)

1. 44-Matt Shipley[1] ; 2. 00-John Brooks[2] ; 3. 98-Tim Sabo[5] ; 4. 17x-Dustin Keegan[3] ; 5. 27K-Jay King[4] ; 6. 32-Brandon Myers[6]

A-Main 1 (15 Laps)

1. 34-Ky Harper[5] ; 2. 00-John Brooks[2] ; 3. 44-Matt Shipley[3] ; 4. 98-Tim Sabo[8] ; 5. 17x-Dustin Keegan[1] ; 6. 4M-Jamie Miller[6] ; 7. 16-Steve Sabo[4] ; 8. 101-Chester Fitch[7] ; 9. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[9] ; 10. 04-Jeff Hites[13] ; 11. 101F-Chester Fitch III[11] ; 12. 27K-Jay King[10] ; 13. 32-Brandon Myers[12]

Hard Charger: 34-Ky Harper +4

 

 

Defending Track Champions Flick, Williamson & McPherson all victorious Russ King prevails after a terrific battle with Michael Norris Scott Priester home and resting after a nasty ride into turn four wall

Sarver, PA (August 5, 2016) If flagman Todd Beichner's elbow is a little sore on Saturday morning, it would be easy to understand why. Seemingly one yellow or red flag after another marred two of the Fab4 features on Friday night at Lernerville Speedway as the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman and the Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprints both saw their main events undergo many a restart. The flags weren't waving quite as furiously in two of the evening's features however. In the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models, Russ King and Michael Norris dazzled fans with a hard fought duel to the end that saw King take the victory while in the Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modifieds, Mat Williamson simply ran away from the field for his seventh win of the season, eclipsing his total from the previous year.

Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprints:

Andrew Palker stopped in on the People's Gas DIRTCar Sprints for a Friday night visit. The Ohio native came looking to tame the field of 26 cars on hand as he did almost a year ago in collecting the victory on Pennsylvania soil. But on this night, he was no match for one AJ Flick who one week earlier looked as if he was about to pull off one of the most memorable sprint victories in recent years, only to have his hopes vanquished by a slip on the cushion and a wild ride down the front stretch. Flick came back a week later hungrier than ever, and left completely satisfied.

John Garvin Jr. and Flick brought the field to the initial green flag with Garvin quickly assuming the lead, but it would be short lived as from the get go, Flick looked as if he'd been shot out of a cannon and quickly picked his moment and slid underneath Garvin to assume control on lap two. Once out front, Flick set a torrid pace and separated himself from the rest of the field with authority, while behind him, Dan Shetler and Palker set their sights on chasing Garvin down for the second spot.

As Flick approached heavy lapped traffic six laps in, Palker found himself running third with his sights set on Garvin. The two drivers engaged in a battle for the lead that saw Palker make a bid for a pass, however he slipped up coming out of turn four and smacked the front stretch wall to bring out the first caution. Palker was able to continue, but with compromised equipment and a restart at the tail of the field, was never a significant factor the rest of the way.

When the race resumed, Flick one again made for the top of the speedway with Garvin and Shetler tucked in behind him. Just two laps later, a scary moment took place when longtime pilot Scott Priester appeared to have something break on the car coming out of turn four. Priester went hard into the fence on the front stretch, bending the majority of the car into an unrecognizable metal figure. Priester was able to get out of the car under his own power during the red flag period. He was later taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation, but his twitter account reported that all tests and scans came back negative, so no broken bones, but he is bruised, battered and sore. Scott is a tough guy, however, and we anticipate a full recovery, but he will not be in action next Friday, as the family will make their annual pilgrimage to Knoxville, IA next weekend for the Nationals!

When the scene was reset, Flick bolted out to the lead once more as some familiar foes joined the fray with Jack Sodeman Jr., Sye Lynch, and Carl Bowser joining the chase pack. Sodeman would dive underneath Bowser for the fifth spot on lap 12 while Lynch, who had worked his way to the fourth spot before Priester brought the red flag, looked impressive in his forward charge from his eighth starting position. Still though, Flick put more ground between himself and the battles for position behind him until he found himself in lapped traffic again on lap 17 as Bowser and Lynch took part in a hard fought battle for the fourth spot. . Flick looked to be in total command with the laps winding down until Riney jumped the cushion in turn four and wound up upside down, bringing out another red flag. With 24 laps in the books, a green, white, checkered finish was in order, and on the final restart, Flick once again held firm as one last ditch effort from Shetler on the final lap came up short in turn two. It was Flick's fourth victory of the season.

"I screwed up last week; that was completely my fault. Frustration got the best of me and I needed to keep calm," Flick said in victory lane. "But the crew, I love them so much, every single one of them, they worked their butts off this week to get this car back out on the track and it was lightning quick yet again. When the red flag comes out the first thing you want to do is make sure the driver is okay and that's one of the things I thank Greg Wheeling for especially because he tells you if everyone is okay. To know Scott and Clay were alright was important to all of us drivers. I told my dad that as long as we didn't get a late caution we were going to be fine, but I knew we had a fast car, so it was just me and keeping my emotions in check and not getting stress get to me."

Top 10: 1. AJ Flick 2. Dan Shetler 3. Carl Bowser 4. Sye Lynch 5. John Garvin Jr. 6. Jack Sodeman Jr. 7. Andy McKisson 8. Andrew Palker 9. Alex Paden 10. George Hobaugh

Precise Racing Products Late Models

Attrition may have taken a small bite out of the total number of cars on hand for the late models on Friday night, but less cars doesn't necessarily mean a lesser race. Russ King and Mike Norris put on a show worth the price of admission and then some as they put the rest of the 11 car field behind them for the majority of the race and battled to the bitter end.

Norris started on the pole alongside Andrew Wylie and quickly sprinted out to the early lead while the third starting King wasted little time in getting around Wylie and started his chase of Norris in the early stages of the race. The top two then made themselves a good deal of separation while behind them, Matt Lux and Mike Pegher Jr. entered the top five and made their way around Wylie as well. Meanwhile, King began reeling Norris in at a torrid pace with both cars using the top side of the speedway.

Norris encountered his first dose of lapped traffic at the 10 lap mark as he made his way around Brandon Wearing and Kenny Schaltenbrand in an attempt to get some breathing room. However, King worked his way around them and continued his pursuit. With the number of remaining laps starting to favor Norris, King needed to make his move, and on lap 15, he and Norris traded slide jobs for the lead, clearing each other by a small margin, but cleanly until they made contact in turn three and four on lap 17. The action was fast and furious between the two when more lapped traffic would come into play as Mike Miller found himself in the way of the front runners. King found the perfect moment on lap 18 with another slide job in turn four that put him in the lead, but Norris would not go gently as he put himself on King's rear bumper and tried to keep pace. Norris found himself with one more golden opportunity with three laps to go when Gary Lyle brought out the caution after going off the track in turn two.

But on the subsequent restart, King proved to be too strong for Norris, and third running Alex Ferree took the opportunity to get around Norris as well to finish second to King at the end of 25 laps.

"It was awesome tonight, we got into lapped traffic there and leaned on each other a little bit but there wasn't anything intentional there, it was a great race," King remarked regarding his battle with Norris for the win. "Lapped traffic was havoc there and I had to get a little bit aggressive with them, but overall its fun racing with him and Alex and I love this core group that we run with here, it's why we keep coming every week. I've never really ran a local track for points since we've started running these cars."

Top 10: 1. Russ King 2. Alex Ferree 3. Michael Norris 4. Mike Pegher Jr. 5. Andrew Wylie 6. Gary Lyle 7. Mike Miller 8. Matt Lux 9. Kenny Schaltenbrand 10. Brandon Wearing

Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modifieds

There is simply a shortage of words to describe what Mat Williamson has done this season at Lernerville in his accumulating of seven victories. He's won from the mid pack, from even further back than that, and almost from starting dead last on a couple of occasions this year. Friday's performance simply added to the legacy that has been his 2016 campaign at the action track.

Jimmy Weller III and Steve Feder led the field to the green flag with Weller bolting out to the early lead while behind him, Feder, JR McGinley, Tom Winkle and Rex King Jr. began sorting themselves out for positions 2-5. It took King just three laps to establish himself as a challenger to Weller when the caution flag was brought out for McGinley who slowed on the back stretch on lap five. King took the lead on the restart, but slid over the turn two banking, turning the lead back over to Weller in the meantime, as King fell back to the seventh spot. He made up ground quickly though, and looked poised to make another charge towards the top three when on lap eight, he and Winkle made contact on the back stretch that sent both cars to the pits afterwards.

Once action resumed, Weller again assumed control, but Williamson was making his patented methodical march towards the front from his seventh starting spot and following the lap eight caution, had moved into second and was all over Weller for the lead. Just three laps later, Williamson slid underneath Weller on the back stretch in an attempt take the top spot while Steve Feder went off the top of the speedway in turns one and two to bring out yet another caution with ten laps in the books. On the next field reset, Weller elected to start on the high side, giving the bottom to Williamson who used it to his advantage as he took the lead for good while behind him, eighth starting Rex King Sr. entered the fray and put forth a valiant effort to run down Weller for second.

King's efforts did little to affect the outcome of the race however as in front of himself and Weller, Williamson was driving away from them, gaining a back stretch of separation from the rest of the field. King would eventually overtake Weller for the position, but the night belonged to Williamson who looked as impressive as he ever has in yet another textbook win.

"I didn't know how close Brian was," Williamson said, (not even realizing that Rex King had passed Swartzlander for second late in the race. "I knew he was behind me so I got into lapped traffic and kept pounding the cushion in three and four pretty hard and I'd get tight for a few laps and I figured he was right there, but it's always good to get one when you can."

Top 10: 1. Mat Williamson 2. Rex King Sr. 3. Jimmy Weller III 4. Brian Swartzlander 5. Jeremiah Shingledecker 6. Dave Murdick 7. Kevin Bolland 8. Rick Regalski 9. Mike Turner 10. Tom Glenn

Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman

Once again, Corey McPherson found himself on the front row on Friday night, but this time he took full advantage of it as he put the field of 18 cars behind him and made it look easy en route to his fourth feature victory of the season.

McPherson darted out to the early lead followed by Joe Kelley, Jim Fosnaught and Tyler Dietz, and in the early going, it looked like it would be a textbook Corey McPherson win as he had his car working on the cushion looking totally effortless in doing so. Meanwhile, Kelley was perfectly content to let his car roll through the middle of the surface and running a strong second. Sadie Siegel then brought out the caution with eight laps in the books following her spin on the front stretch.

Once action resumed, Fosnaught slid under Kelley for the second spot and started to set his sights on McPherson. It was a flashback moment for those in attendance who had witnessed the seemingly never ending duel in years prior between the two drivers for sportsman supremacy With 10 laps in the books, contact between Brett McDonald and Brandon Wearing brought out the caution flag with McPherson and Fosnaught running neck and neck.

The caution came out again on lap 12 when Kelley appeared to have something break on his car as he slid wildly in turns three and four. Kelley would land on all fours, but his night was over with. And on the ensuing restart, McPherson decided to try the low side putting Fosnaught on the top of the surface. McPherson kept the lead though , and on one more restart with five laps to go as Noah Brunell and Fosnaught both had flat tires on the same lap.

Just a couple of laps later, Brett McDonald and Brian Stivenson made contact down the back stretch that lead to spins and the action would collect Aaron Easler as well. McDonald would actually end up at the bottom of the hill off the back side of the speedway. Just when fans though it couldn't get more bizarre, Joey Zambotti and Bob Egley got together and made contact in turn four with just a precious few laps remaining, Zambotti would be sent off the track for rough driving. Meanwhile, McPherson was in control on every restart and was the class of the field on this night.

"We haven't been here in victory lane since June 10th," McPherson said following his fourth win of the season. "We've been really struggling and I wasn't happy with how the car was handling so last night we switched back to the same suspension we had last year and this is one hell of a car."

Top 10: 1. Corey McPherson 2. Tyler Dietz 3. Aaron Easler 4. Jim Fosnaught 5. Scott Byers 6. John Hartman 7. Sadie Siegel 8. Bob Egley 9. Joey Zambotti 10. Paul Schreckengost

 

Jared Zimbardi holds on at Outlaw Speedway

(Dundee, NY) The closest race all season came at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, New York when Jared Zimbardi held off Central PA driver, Mark Smith by .04 seconds to pick up his seventh win of the season with the A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour.

26 Cars rolled into the pits on this special night in conjunction with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series being just down the road at Watkins Glenn Speedway this weekend.

23 cars started the 25 lap main event and it was Jonathan Preston starting up front right next to Jared Zimbardi as the two brought the field too green.

Zimbardi immediately established a groove on the top side where Mark Smith, who started fourth followed him once Smith was able to get by second place runner in Preston.

Zimbardi met lap traffic quickly five laps into the event but it did not seem to slow him down as he sliced his way through maintaining a comfortable lead over Smith and Preston.

The field was moving at record pace as the first 14 laps were complete in less than four minutes when the first caution flew as Kyle Drum sustained a right rear flat tire stopping on the top of turn three. Drum’s team was able to get the tire changed under the designated two-minute working time to remain on the lead lap.

The field would go back too green as Zimbardi had the better restart of the two where he would once again build a comfortable lead as Steven Hutchinson Jr would spin exiting turn four to bring out the second caution just three laps later.

This restart was far different for Smith as he was able to get underneath the Zimbardi car as the two were even terms going down the back stretch, it was then Smith would pull the slide job on Zimbardi to take over the race lead on lap 17.

The lead did not last long for Smith as Zimbardi would take the lead right back on the next lap. Then on lap 19, Tommy Wickham, who was running fifth at the time would hit an implement tire exiting turn two which would give him heavy front end damage and send him into the infield, but not far enough resulting in the third yellow.

The next restart would be similar as before with Smith doing everything he could to get by the Zimbardi car to take command of the event.

The final six laps were a show for the great race fans of Outlaw Speedway as the two of the very best would battle for the race lead with just five laps to go.

As the white flag was displayed, Smith would dig deep entering turn one but the car would get too sideways as he was able to save it as he caught Zimbardi heading into three and four. Smith would try once again the bottom of turns three and four and it get very close of stealing the win but was .04 seconds short of winning the event but would have to settle for second.

Jonathan Preston would have the best seat in the house finishing third followed by Danny Varin, and Darryl Ruggles completing the top five.

Zimbardi takes home once again the Shuttleworth’s Seal’s the deal award. Derek Jonathan was the final car to take the checkered which would give him the final finisher award presented by Stampede Steakhouse. Jake Muench took home the Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the night award.

Josh Azzi picked up the B Amain win with Kyle Drum taking home the ESE Dash for cash.

The series continues at Fonda Speedway next Saturday, August 13, 2016 for the second time in 2016.

The next Sprint Car event at Outlaw Speedway for the first ever “Fall Nationals” will be Friday,

September 23, paying $5,000 to the winner.

Be sure to log onto patriotsprinttour.com and to follow @PatriotSprints on twitter and Instagram.

The Patriot Sprint Tour is a traveling 360 Sprint Car Series that visits tracks in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Ontario.

Outlaw Speedway Quick Results

August 5, 2016

A Main: JARED ZIMBARDI (7), Mark Smith, Jonathan Preston, Danny Varin, Darryl Ruggles, Steve Collins, Coleman Gullick, Kyle Drum, Jordan Thomas, Jake Muench, Dave Just, Paul Habeck, Steve Glover, Steven Hutchinson Jr, Alysha Bay, Dalton Daniels, Josh Azzi, Pete Richardson, Dan Kuhn, Derek Jonathan, Tommy Wickham, Tyler Graves, Dan Bennett

Heat 1: Jared Zimbardi, Steven Hutchinson Jr, Dalton Daniels , Dan Bennett, Jake Muench, Steve Glover, Josh Azzi, Derek Jonathan, Denny Peebles

Heat 2: Jonathan Preston, Jordan Thomas, Tommy Wickham, Coleman Gullick, Danny Varin, Tyler Graves, Alysha Bay, Dan Kuhn, Frank Connelly

Heat 3: Mark Smith, Darryl Ruggles, Paul Habeck, Dave Just, Kyle Drum, Steve Collins, Pete Richardson, Derrick Juliano

B Main: Josh Azzi

ESE Dash: Kyle Drum, Danny Varin, Dalton Daniels, Steve Collins, Coleman Gullick, Dave Just

Shuttleworth’s Seals the Deal Racing Bonus: Jared Zimbardi

Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the Night:’ Jake Muench

Stampede Steakhouse ‘Final Finisher’ Award: Derek Jonathan

 

 

Philo, Long, Anderson notch wins on Championship night at Limaland.

Lima, OH August 5, 2016

The only thing hotter than the weather Friday night, was the action on the track at Limaland Motorsports Park. No. 26 Justin Long bagged his 1st careetr feature win in the Bud Thunderstocks, No. 5T Travis Philo bagged his first ever K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invader A Main, and No.22T won the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds A Main.

Starting off the night were the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders in the Mc Donalds Dash for Cash. No. 35 Ronnie Blair, took off and hid in the 5 lap dash, winning over No. 10J Jarrod DeLong, and No. 22R Kevin Roberts Jr.

Kicking off feature action were the Bud Thunderstocks. Lima Ohio's Justin Long avenged his string of bad luck in 2016 by grabbing his first ever feature win over No. 82 Chris Douglas after being stalked by Douglas the entire feature. No. 19 Bill Reimund came home 3rd, No. 22T Tony Anderson finished 4th and claimed the 2016 Bud Thunderstock Track Championship. No. 27 Frank Paladino completed the top 5.

Next up were the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders in their 25 lap A Main. Waterville Ohio's Travis Philo charged to the early lead in the family owned No. 5T, and ran away on the high side for his first career NRA feature win. The red flag waved on lap 5 when No. 10J Jarrod Delong, No B20 Butch Schroeder, No. 12 Nick Roberts, and No. 49 Shawn Dancer tangled in turn 4. Dancer's car tipped over in the melee, but all drivers would walk away, but their night was over. No. 5M Max Stambaugh, who came in to the night 2nd in points and trying to catch Jared Horstman, went to the work area during the caution with some top wing damage, made it back out and finished 11th. In the end it was Philo winning over a hard charging Horstman, who would seal up his 2nd consecutive K&L Ready Mix NRA Points Championship, in second. No 6S JR Stewart would finish 3rd, with No. 30 Hud Horton 4th, and No. 33M Matt Westfall finishing 5th.

Wrapping up the night were the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds in their 20 lap A Main. Tony Anderson came into the feature with a 6 point lead for the season championship over No. 65 Todd Sherman, which meant Anderson had to finish at least 3 spots ahead in the feature to wrap up the 2016 title. Anderson would do better than that, winning his 2nd K&N Filters UMP Modified feature over No. 95J "Jedi" Jerry Bowersock, No. 10 Scott Bowersock would be 3rd with Sherman coming home 4th, and No. 3W Dylan Woodling rounding out the top 5.

Limaland Motorsports Park will complete its season in grand fashion next Friday night, August 12th, as Childers Media Group presents the 2016 Awards Celebration Night. Team Dillon is sponsoring special invitational events for all 3 classes, with NASCAR Young Gun Ty Dillon on hand to present the winners trophies. Also, Tim Hogan Carpet Outlet in Lima Ohio presents a special 15 lap race for the NRA Sprintn Invader competitors who have competed in all the events in 2016. Awards will presented to the top 15 in points, with special awards distributed, as well. 92.1 The Frog presents the Bud Thunderstock King of the Quarter-Mile race, 93.1 The Fan presents the K&N Filters UMP Modified King of the Quarter-Mile race, and 104.9 The Eagle presents the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invader King of the Quarter-Mile race. Wrapping up the night will be the 2016 Pit Party Celebration presented by Ohio State Beauty Academy, where the pits will be open to all, and food and drink will be provided as the drivers and teams will be on hand to ceebrate and hang out with fans. Special start time of 7:15PM for racing. Check out all the details at www.limaland.com

Limaland Motorsports Park - 8/5/2016 UNOH 19th Annual Limaland Season Championship Night

Bud Thunderstocks Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 22T-Tony Anderson; 2. 82-Chris Douglas; 3. 67-Eddie Shaner; 4. 7-Jordon Conover; 5. 27-Frank Paladino; 6. 1-Justin Hamilton; 7. 21H-David Hollon; 8. 89-Keith Shockency

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 19-Bill Reimund; 2. 26-Justin Long; 3. OO-Blake Spalding; 4. 99-Andy King; 5. 11-Shayne Meadows; 6. 2-Brendon Rassel; 7. 54-Dan Wooten; 8. 1W-Mark Wooten

A-Main - (15 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 26-Justin Long[1]; 2. 82-Chris Douglas[2]; 3. 19-Bill Reimund[3]; 4. 22T-Tony Anderson[4]; 5. 27-Frank Paladino[9]; 6. 67-Eddie Shaner[5]; 7. 11-Shayne Meadows[10]; 8. 7-Jordon Conover[7]; 9. OO-Blake Spalding[6]; 10. 99-Andy King[8]; 11. 1-Justin Hamilton[11]; 12. 54-Dan Wooten[14]; 13. 21H-David Hollon[13]; 14. 2-Brendon Rassel[12]; 15. 1W-Mark Wooten[16]

K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprints Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 11-Tim Allison; 2. 33M-Matt Westfall; 3. 17-Jared Horstman; 4. 49-Shawn Dancer; 5. 38-Dean Jacobs; 6. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr; 7. 63D-Curtis Muhlenkamp

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 6S-Jr Stewart; 2. 12-Nick Roberts; 3. 30-Hud Horton; 4. 5M-Max Stambaugh; 5. 10J-Jarrod Delong; 6. 7K-Robert Bulloch

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 5T-Travis Philo; 2. 35R-Ron Blair; 3. 5W-Jeff Williams; 4. 17X-Steve Bendele; 5. B20-Butch Schroeder; 6. 6-Sean Hosey

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 5T-Travis Philo[2]; 2. 17-Jared Horstman[7]; 3. 6S-Jr Stewart[3]; 4. 30-Hud Horton[8]; 5. 33M-Matt Westfall[1]; 6. 5W-Jeff Williams[9]; 7. 5M-Max Stambaugh[11]; 8. 35R-Ron Blair[6]; 9. 7K-Robert Bulloch[17]; 10. 11-Tim Allison[4]; 11. 38-Dean Jacobs[13]; 12. 63D-Curtis Muhlenkamp[19]; 13. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr[16]; 14. 12-Nick Roberts[5]; 15. 10J-Jarrod Delong[14]; 16. B20-Butch Schroeder[15]; 17. 49-Shawn Dancer[10]; 18. 17X-Steve Bendele[12]

K&N Filters UMP Modifieds Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. 95J-Jerry Bowersock; 2. 65-Todd Sherman; 3. 18S-Ryan Sutter; 4. 22X-Frank Paladino; 5. 34X-Andy Bibler; 6. 50-Buzz Jacobs; 7. O1-Jared Spalding; 8. 11H-Mike Hoblein

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. 17T-Mike Tarlton; 2. 22T-Tony Anderson; 3. 3W-Dylan Woodling; 4. 18-Randy Lines; 5. 1-Will Norris; 6. 19B-Brandon Ordway; 7. 19-Ryan Ordway; 8. 41-Jason Mccoy

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. 36-Brandon Vaughon; 2. 10B-Scott Bowersock; 3. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger; 4. 4G-Bill Griffith; 5. 7-Jeff Geis; 6. 92-Kyle Shaffer; 7. 12B-Kelly Bowlby

B-Main - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. O1-Jared Spalding; 2. 50-Buzz Jacobs; 3. 19-Ryan Ordway; 4. 19B-Brandon Ordway; 5. 12B-Kelly Bowlby; 6. 11H-Mike Hoblein; 7. 41-Jason Mccoy; 8. 92-Kyle Shaffer

A-Main - (20 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 22T-Tony Anderson[2]; 2. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[6]; 3. 10B-Scott Bowersock[1]; 4. 65-Todd Sherman[3]; 5. 3W-Dylan Woodling[8]; 6. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger[9]; 7. 18-Randy Lines[11]; 8. 18S-Ryan Sutter[7]; 9. 36-Brandon Vaughon[4]; 10. 17T-Mike Tarlton[5]; 11. 22X-Frank Paladino[10]; 12. 4G-Bill Griffith[12]; 13. O1-Jared Spalding[16]; 14. 1-Will Norris[14]; 15. 19B-Brandon Ordway[19]; 16. 12B-Kelly Bowlby[20]; 17. 50-Buzz Jacobs[17]; 18. 19-Ryan Ordway[18]; 19. 7-Jeff Geis[15]; 20. 34X-Andy Bibler[13]

 

 

Boat Sails to Tuesday Night Thunder Victory Lane

Lonnie Wheatley, FAIRBURY, Neb. (August 2, 2016) – The Road to Belleville got off to a rousing start with Chad Boat besting a field of 33 entries for his first career USAC National Midget triumph in the “Riverside Chevrolet Tuesday Night Thunder presented by Fairbury Foods and Schmidt’s Sanitation” 35-lap main event atop the 1/5-mile Jefferson County Speedway.

The voyage to victory lane aboard the Speedway Toyota-powered Tucker-Boat Motorsports Pristineauction.com No. 84 Spike was anything but smooth sailing for the Phoenix, Ariz., native though after taking the lead away from Spencer Bayston at the midway point and then fending off Tyler Thomas over the closing rounds to seal the deal on a Tuesday night before a packed house.

“I was kinda committed to the top but then Tyler showed me the bottom,” Boat said of the race’s closing laps. “I decided to go down there and make them beat me on the top.”

While Boat bested the Midget ranks, Frank Galusha earned “Tuesday Night Thunder” honors as well by topping a field of 37 JayHusker Non-Wing Micro Sprints.

While Boat gridded the USAC Midget feature outside the third row, it was pole starter Holly Shelton leading the way for the opening four rounds before fellow front row starter and Keith Kunz Racing teammate Spencer Bayston took command.

With Bayston at the point, a determined Boat slid past Thomas for second a dozen laps in and then forced his way around Bayston for the lead five laps later with Thomas working his way past Bayston as well soon after.

With heavy traffic in play over the course of a frenzied green flag run of more than 20 laps after a lap two caution, Boat kept Thomas at bay with Bayston, fast-timer Brady Bacon and Bryan Clauson from 13th all in the lead mix as well until the yellow lights finally flickered after 24 laps for a multi-car tangle in turn three.

“It was dicey but it was fun,” Boat said of the frantic race through traffic.

Thomas went to work on Boat on the restart, with Boat sensing the challenge on the low side and moving down to take Thomas’ line away before the red flag flew with just six laps to go for Ryan Greth’s tumble down the frontstretch. Greth had held down a top five position until being collected in the caution five laps prior.

Back under way, Boat fought off his challengers over the final half dozen laps to secure the victory with Collinsville, OK, shoe Thomas settling for runner-up honors. “I was struggling a little bit with three and four,” Thomas commented. “I couldn’t quite get the angle I needed to make a run off the bottom of four, otherwise I think we might have had a shot at it.”

Clauson raced around Bayston for third on the lap 30 restart only to surrender the show position to Bacon on the white flag after swapping the position a pair of times. With Broken Arrow, Oklahoma native Bacon in third, Clauson settled for fourth with Bayston rounding out the top five.

The Vitals

Series: USAC National Midgets

Track: Jefferson County Speedway (Fairbury, NE)

Car Count: 37

Quick Time: Brady Bacon (11.354 seconds)

Qualifying Moments: The 15th car to hit the track, Boat set the standard at 11.457 seconds until 30th qualifier Bacon topped it; Clauson had troubles and came out at the end for one lap that netted 13th; Casey Shuman never could get the Dunlap entry to fire properly and Jeff Crook didn’t get his mount lit up until after qualifying.

Heat Winners (starting position in parentheses): Bryan Clauson (3), Tucker Klaasmeyer (4), Ryan Greth (6), Tyler Thomas (6).

Heat Moments: Clauson went from third to first on the opening lap of the first heat while a lap seven Bacon bobble allowed Thorson to take the final transfer; Klaasmeyer went second row to first on the opening lap of heat two and then protected the low line after sensing Bayston surges; A front-row Weland-Lynch logjam held up the pack for a handful of laps before Lynch lost power in heat three, Greth worked to the front with Gehrke denying Robinson the final transfer on the last lap; Thomas rallies from sixth to win the final heat.

“B” Main Winner (starting position in parentheses): Brady Bacon (1).

“B” Main Moments: After a couple of early cautions, Ryan Oerter spins to the infield while trying to chase down Jeff Stasa for the final transfer and then John Klabunde holds on over the final lap when his engine sours to hold off Troy Simpson.

Best Supporting Role: Frank Galusha earns it with the JayHusker Non-Wing Micro Sprint win.

“A” Main Cautions: Three

2 Laps – Tanner Thorson spins it in turn four and will rejoin at the tail.

24 Laps – Contact in turn three sends Terry Goodwin into a spin that collects fellow lappers Bob Harr and Lance Bennett along with fifth-runner Ryan Greth. Seventh-runner Dave Darland comes to a stop under caution and is done for the night.

29 Laps – It goes from bad to worse for Pennsylvania’s Greth when he goes for a wild ride down the frontstretch. He was uninjured.

Hard Charger: Bryan Clauson rebounds from qualifying issues to rally from 13th to fourth.

The Assists: Along with “Tuesday Night Thunder” title sponsor Riverside Chevrolet and presenting sponsor Fairbury Foods and Schmidt’s Sanitation, other sponsors that made the event possible included Budweiser, ZFour Trucking, Starr Plumbing, Big Bamboo Studios, Pollman Appliances, Vaughn Contracting, Rod End Supply, Precise Racing, EMI, Factor 1 Racing, Keizer Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Napa Auto Parts, Fairbury Chamber of Commerce, Ole Red 99.5, Chapple Roofing and Spike Chassis.

The Box Score…

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Brady Bacon, 76m, FMR-11.354; 2. Chad Boat, 84, Tucker/Boat-11.457; 3. Ryan Greth, 4, Lesher-11.479; 4. Tyler Thomas, 91T, Thomas-11.514; 5. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-11.581; 6. Spencer Bayston, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-11.586; 7. Ryan Robinson, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-11.631; 8. Holly Shelton, 67K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-11.687; 9. Carson Macedo, 71K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-11.702; 10. Tucker Klaasmeyer, 27, Klaasmeyer-11.718; 11. Dave Darland, 11AG, Gray-11.745; 12. Keith Rauch, 47, Mason-11.819; 13. Bryan Clauson, 63, Dooling/Hayward-11.911; 14. Matt Johnson, 85, Central-11.929; 15. Chett Gehrke, 11c, Matteson-11.948; 16. Bob Harr, 2, Halarr-11.989; 17. Anton Hernandez, 25, Petry/Goff-11.994; 18. John Klabunde, 77, Klabunde-12.054; 19. Brayton Lynch, 1K, RKR-12.137; 20. Lance Bennett, 10, McCauley-12.138; 21. Troy Simpson, 7, Simpson-12.332; 22. Terry Goodwin, 2G, Goodwin-12.443; 23. Dustin Weland, 88, Weland-12.503; 24. Ryan Oerter, 43, RKO-12.510; 25. Jeff Stasa, 91, SBR-12.578; 26. Johnny Murdock, 0, Zero-12.647; 27. Derek Kral, 0B, Zero-12.923; 28. Tyler Dunkle, 37, Zero-13.212; 29. Nathan Johnson, 13, Zero-13.254; 30. Mark Hamilton, 76, Hamilton-16.499; 31. Casey Shuman, 32, Dunlap-NT; 32. Jeff Crook, 5J, Crook-NT; 33. Ashley Oerter, 16, RKO-NT (Time of 14.082 disallowed).

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Clauson, 2. Macedo, 3. Hernandez, 4. Thorson, 5. Bacon, 6. Simpson, 7. Stasa, 8. N. Johnson, 9. A. Oerter. 2:00.76

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Klaasmeyer, 2. Bayston, 3. Boat, 4. Goodwin, 5. Murdock, 6. M. Johnson, 7. Klabunde. NT

BENIC ENTERPRISES THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Greth, 2. Darland, 3. Weland, 4. Gehrke, 5. Robinson, 6. Kral, 7. Lynch. NT

INDY RACE PARTS FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Shelton, 3. Rauch, 4. Harr, 5. R. Oerter, 6. Bennett, 7. Dunkle, 8. Crook. 2:00.58

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Robinson, 3. Lynch, 4. Bennett, 5. Stasa, 6. Klabunde, 7. Simpson, 8. Kral, 9. N. Johnson, 10. A. Oerter, 11. R. Oerter, 12. Dunkle, 13. Murdock. NT

FEATURE: (35 laps) 1. Chad Boat (6), 2. Tyler Thomas (4), 3. Brady Bacon (7), 4. Bryan Clauson (13), 5. Spencer Bayston (2), 6. Carson Macedo (9), 7. Tucker Klaasmeyer (10), 8. Holly Shelton (1), 9. Ryan Robinson (8), 10. Tanner Thorson (3), 11. Brayton Lynch (18), 12. Chett Gehrke (14), 13. Keith Rauch (12), 14. Lance Bennett (19), 15. Bob Harr (15), 16. John Klabunde (17), 17. Dustin Weland (21), 18. Terry Goodwin (20), 19. Ryan Greth (5), 20. Dave Darland (11), 21. Anton Hernandez (16), 22. Jeff Stasa (22). NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-4 Shelton, Laps 5-16 Bayston, Laps 17-35 Boat.

 

 

Zach Blurton Claims Convincing URSS Win At 1st Annual Ernie DeCroce Memorial

Twenty four teams from Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado made the trek to the Colorado Motor Sports Park for the 1st Annual Ernie DeCroce Memorial. It was the only Colorado Region stop on the 2016 Myers Racing Engines URSS National points’ schedule. The Rebels did not disappoint the gathered crowd as they were treated to some competitive racing when the checkered flag fell it was Quinter Kansas’s Zach Blurton picking up his second National Point win of the 2016 campaign.

Greeley Colorado’s Austin Mclean led the field to the green flag and quickly jumped out to the lead with Jed Werner, Chris Schramek, Justin Medlock and Zach Blurton rounding out the top five at the end of lap one. Blurton soon was one the trail of Schramek and Medlock and used the high side to rocket up to the third spot on lap three.

Back in the pack, Plains Kansas‘s Luke Cranston had started his run through the field and made his way up to the nerf bar of sixth running Patrick Bourke by lap three and starting looking for his way around Gypsum Colorado driver. Cranston made the pass stick on lap six and set his sights on fifth place Medlock. Lap seven saw the first caution flag wave as Tammie Jo Christie came to a stop in turn three.

On the restart Mclean once again jumped out to the lead with Blurton taking over the runner-up spot with Werner Schramek and Cranston rounding out the top five. Cranston made quick work of Schramek to take the fourth spot away on lap nine. Up front Blurton was starting to reel in Mclean as lapped traffic started to come into play. Eleventh place and B Feature winner Darren Berry had been steadily advancing through the field and had made his way to the eighth spot. Berry continued to weave his way past traffic and had made up to the sixth spot by lap sixteen.

Up front, Blurton had caught Mclean as the pair battled for the top spot for multiple laps when Blurton used the high side to take the point on lap seventeen. Soon Mclean would be pressured for the runner-up spot by Werner with Cranston hot on his tail tank. Werner made the pass on lap nineteen which immediately put Mclean into a battle with Cranston. Cranston took the position away relegating him to the fourth position. The red flag flew on lap twenty when Cris Muhler came into contact with and infield tire and got upside down to end his night. Cris escaped unharmed but was done for the evening.

On the restart Blurton once jumped out to the lead with Werner, Cranston, Mclean and Bourke comprising the top five. Behind them Berry had made his way sixth spot bringing Brian Herbert along with him. Herbert had been steadily working his way through the field from his thirteenth staring spot. With eight laps to go Blurton still held the point comfortably as back in the pack Mclean was being pressured by Bourke for the fourth position with Bourke claiming the spot on lap twenty five.

As the remaining laps dwindled down lapped traffic once again would play a role in the outcome. Whoever could weave their way cleanly through it would prevail. The slower cars didn’t prove to be a problem for Blurton as he wove his wave to the white flag a couple of lapped cars cushion between his challengers. When the checkers fell it was Zach Blurton taking his third feature win of the 2016 season with Jed Werner Luke Cranston, Patrick Bourke and Austin Mclean rounding out the top five.

The Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger Award goes to Luke Cranston, moving up 6 spots to finish 3rd. Heat Race winners – Cris Muhler, Jed Werner and Patrick Bourke

CMSP Feature 7/30 1 Zach Blurton 2 Jed Werner 3 Luke Cranston 4 Patrick Bourke 5 Austin McLean 6 Darren Berry 7 Brian Herbert 8 Bob Schaeffer 9 Mark Walinder 10 Scott Rhoades 11 Justin Medlock 12 John Webster 13 Scott Cochran 14 Keven Schramek 15 Chris Crowder 16 Cris Muhler 17 Nic Sutton 18 Tara Jo Christie DNF 19 Jaime Trengove DNF 20 Brad Wasson DNF

B Feature 1 Darren Berry 2 Bob Schaeffer 3 Brian Herbert 4 Scott Cochran 5 John Webster 6 Scott Rhoades 7 Chris Crowder 8 Brad Wasson 9 Jaime Trengove 10 Tara Jo Christie 11 Ian Christie 12 Clint Schubert DNS 13 Brian Hardman DNS 14 Coby Pearce DNS

 


 

Fieber, Krestschmann, McMullen and Schmidt win at PDTR
By: Amy Juech
7-30-2016

Justin Erickson (Plymouth) and Brian Gilles (Plymouth) brought the K & K Material Handling Grand Nationals to the green. Mark Fieber (Cascade) managed to work his way through three wide racing on the back stretch and lead lap one. Fieber continued to lead over Steven Weber (Plymouth) and Erickson who battled for second place. Josh Pierce (Fredonia) and Matt Yancey (Sheboygan) swapped seventh while Weber and Matt Loehr (Mt. Calvary) switched third place. Drivers were three wide for eleventh. Fieber was sailing and up to lapped traffic by lap 9. Caution waved for Brian Cesar (Sheboygan) and Jeff Lammers (Plymouth) who spun in turn 4. Fieber had another strong restart as second and third place drivers Erickson and Weber made contact bringing out another caution. Fieber over Loehr on the restart, Lammers skimmed back stretch wall as he battled on the high side. Pierce unfortunately broke and retired to the pits early. Jonathon Singer (Random Lake), Dave Holm (West Bend) and Brad Weiss (Cascade) were three wide for fifth. Chris Gilson (Elkhart Lake) moved up to fifth. Loehr was close behind, bumping Fieber in the corners. Richard Hed (Plymouth) was outside Gilson for fourth. Cesar, Singer and Yancey were three wide for seventh. Fieber up to lapped traffic again, Loehr went inside lap traffic. Fieber cut back down as Loehr came up and they touched a few times coming out of three and four. Checkers flew for Fieber with his tenth feature win at PDTR, first since 2013. Second went to Loehr followed by Gilles, Gilson and Tyler Kulow (New Hostein). Hard Chargers were Kulow and Weiss each passing 9 cars.
Heat Winners: Justin Erickson, Brian Gilles and Steven Weber

Brandon Knepprath (Kewaskum) and Larry Zirbel (Iron Ridge) set the pace for the Cellcom BMod feature. Knepprath jumped out to an early lead with Zirbel tucked in behind. Four wide on the back stretch doesn’t work and an immediate red flew for Justin Bauer (Sheboygan Falls) and Patrick Hanson (Sheboygan Falls) making heavy contact on the back stretch. Knepprath continued to lead on the restart. Justin Green (Sheboygan Falls) and Jeremy Walvoord (Howards Grove) battled for fifth place. Zirbel looked outside for the lead. Brandon Berth (Cascade) worked his way to sixth. Bauer was black flagged for coming back out on the track with his window net down. Spencer Long (Sheboygan Falls) brought out a caution for spinning in turn 4. Rick Kretschmann (Sheboygan Falls) gained the lead on the restart with Zirbel in second. Green went outside Berth to take sixth. Kretschmann and Zirbel swapped the lead a few times with their side by side racing. Joel Seegert (Sheboygan) was inside Walvoord for sixth. Drivers were slowly spreading out and becoming single file. Kretschmann continued to close the door on Zirbel in the corners. Berth looked outside for second. Lapped traffic became an issue and everything changed back to fifth. Berth and Rory Welch (Cedarburg) touch, Berth then spun Welch out. Berth was sent to rear for rough driving. Kretschmann had a strong restart with Zirbel to his inside and Cody Eickberg (Plymouth) high. Seegert was up to fourth until a mechanical issue sent him to the pits. Berth was moving forward and on a mission after restarting in the rear. Checkers flew for Kretschmann with his first win ever, followed by Eickberg, Zirbel, Green and Walvoord. Hard Charger was Matt Valiquette (Menomonee, MI) passing 6.
Heat Winners: Cody Eickberg, Larry Zirbel and Justin Green

Aldag Honald Mechanical Sprints were out next. Jason Johnson (Campbellsport) and Danny Schlafer (Sussex) lead the field to the green, they continually ran side by side lap after lap. Tony Wondra (Campbellsport) and Donny Goeden (Kewaskum) battled side by side for twelfth. Schlafer pulled out to finally lead lap 5. Brandon McMullen (Plymouth) was looking to pass Johnson for second. Goeden was outside Jeff Ludwig (Fond du Lac) for ninth. Will Gerrits (Waupun) inside Kurt Davis (West Allis) for sixth. McMullen passed to lead lap 9. McMullen come up to lap traffic. Lap traffic is running two wide and four rows deep. Ken Jay Fiedler (Sheboygan Falls) was inside Tim Haddy (Waupun) for sixth. McMullen was maneuvering between cars, even running three wide to hold the lead. Schlafer moved down and contact occurred and all drivers manage to continue through traffic. Drivers used the whole track; bite on the bottom and high side and some sliding through the middle. McMullen was trying everything to hold the lead as Schlafer attempted many passes. Nick Melis (Plymouth) held off Davis and then Haddy lap after lap for sixth. Goeden slid past Davis for fifth. Haddy passed Johnson and Goeden for third. McMullen worked his way through lap traffic, Schlafer attempted to use lap traffic to his advantage. Exciting racing came to a close within seconds of a new track record with McMullen winning and a clean sweep for the evening, followed by Danny Schlafer, Haddy, Johnson and Goeden. Hard Charger passing 10 was Donny Goeden.
B-Main Finish: Jim Melis (Glenbeulah), Tyler Brabant (Waupun), Chris Clayton (Waldo), Spyder Akright (Sheboygan Falls), Douglas Pietz (Milwaukee) and Zacary Raidart (Wadsworth, IL).
Heat Winners: Jason Johnson, Tim Haddy, Brandon McMullan and Will Gerrits

Brad Mueller (Random Lake) and Turk Letizia (Milwaukee) set the pace for the Johnsonville Sausage Late Models. Mueller took control of the field immediately. Justin Schmidt (Cleveland) went inside Turk Letizia for second. Jim Schmidt (Cleveland) was inside Ron Stroika (Mukwonago) for eighth. Mueller ran down low with Justin Schmidt up high. Mueller attempted to pull away lap after lap, but Justin Schmidt didn’t allow much of a lead. Chris Carlson (Union Grove) battled inside Turk Letizia for third. Justin Schmidt would close in on Mueller then loose him after driving in a little too hard. Tim Buhler (Glenbeulah) looked high and low to pass Jim Schmidt. Mueller approached lapped traffic on lap 12. Dave Thomas (Franklin) was inside Tony Peterson (Big Bend) for sixth. Justin Schmidt looked inside lapped cars as Mueller went to the outside of the lapped car and lead lap 14. Charlie Schmidt (Oostburg) was on cruise all by himself in fifth as they battle ahead and behind for position. Track was becoming blacker and drivers were either high or low, not many were running the middle. Carlson closed in on the leaders on the high side. Buhler finally passed Jim Schmidt for seventh. Carlson was inside and then outside Mueller for second. Justin Schmidt pulled away from the field as the checkers waved. Second went to Mueller followed by Carlson, Turk Letezia and Thomas. Hard Charger was Jim Schmidt passing 5.
Heat Winners: Tim Buhler, Brad Mueller

Special thank you to Hagars Half Pounder Cookies for being the evening trophy sponsor. Connect Cell and Device Mechanics for being the night sponsor. Please join us next week. For more information please check out our website at www.plymouthpdtr.com.

 

 

“Angell Park victory increases Waelti’s points lead”
“Boden tops micro feature”

By Bryan Gapinski
Sun Prairie, Wis., July 31---Brandon Waelti increased his series points lead by winning the 20-lap The “80th Anniversary Season Championship Race” for The Mid-State Equipment/Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie Badger Midget Racing Series, Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway.
Robbie Ray jumped into the lead at the start closely followed by Gage Walker and Waelti. Ray and Walker waged a torrid battle for the lead, with Waelti trailing by a few car lengths.
On the eighth lap the leaders began lapping the tail of the field, when a three-car accident occurred with Neil Weigen and Brad Greenup flipping. The trio narrowly avoided the incident.
Ray suffered mechanical problems when restarting the event and was forced to retire. Walker running his first night at the track led Waelti by four car-lengths with five laps remaining. Walker suffered engine failure with three laps remaining, giving the lead to Waelti.
On the restart Waelti pulled away from Jeff Zelinski and finished 1.55 seconds ahead of Zelinski driving the Harlan Kittleson owned Stealth/Ford Duratech No. 15. Aaron Schuck, Lamont Critchett, and Buddy Luebke completed the top five.
”We took advantage of problems by the leaders to win this one, there have been many times I’ve been in their situation leading and not ended up here in victory lane” commented Waelti on his third series feature victory of the season.
Zach Boden won the 15-lap Lucas Oil POWRi North Outlaw Micro/ Badger 600 Micro Series presented by My Race Pass co-sanctioned feature. The victory was Boden’s fourth career feature victory at the track. Andy Rein, Badger point leader Tory Strauss, Norm Ehrke, and Chad Bogar completed the top five.
Next for Badger Midgets and POWRi North/Badger Micros will be the “Challenge in the Northwoods” at the Seymour Raceway Park on Sunday Night August 7.

SUMMARY
MIDGETS
20-lap Feature: 1. Brandon Waelti; 2. Jeff Zelinski; 3. Aaron Schuck; 4. Lamont Critchett; 5. Buddy Luebke; 6. Derek Childs; 7. Scott Zane; 8. Mike Stroik; 9. Andrew Henning; 10. Ken Hanson; 11. Randy Reed; 12. Don Bigelow; 13. Laura Smith; 14. Gage Walker; 15. Kurt Mayhew; 16. Johnny Murdock; 17. Robbie Ray; 18. Bryce Dunn; 19. Neil Weigen; 20. Tyler Roth; 21. Brad Greenup; 22. Russell Hanson.
8-lap Heat Race Winners: Walker, Luebke, Waelti.
Cars Present: 23 Feature Lap Leaders: Ray 1-8, Walker 9-17 Waelti 18-20.

MICROS
15-lap Feature: 1. Zach Boden; 2. Andy Rein; 3. Tory Strauss; 4. Norm Ehrke; 5. Chad Bogar; 6. Dylan Larson; 7. Jake Geoeglein; 8. Dave Collins, 9. Jack Vanderboom, 10. Brandon Schimer; 11. Denver Larson; 12. John Crimmins.
8-lap Heat Race Winners: Boden, Strauss.
Cars Present: 14 Feature Lap Leaders: Ehrke 1-15.

 

 

St. Francois County Raceway

Hello to all the race fans out there. This is the St. Francois County Raceway Auto Plaza Group Race Recap for the St. Francois County Fair Race which took place on Friday, July 29th.
For the first time in nearly 20 years, the St. Francois County Fair put on a fair race and it was filled with excitement. Since the fair race was not like any other typical night of racing, there were only three classes there for the event. B-modifieds, 410 Sprints, and A-modifieds were the three lucky classes for the night’s event.
B-modified
Up first is the B-modified class. In the first of two heats for the B-modified class race fans were able to watch an action packed race dominated by the number 1 car with Shane Blair behind the wheel. Shane took the lead early on and pull away with the win with the 147 car driven by Kyle Stolzer and the 7 of Tim Nash in third.
In the second heat, the 74 car with Jeff Whitter behind the wheel took the win after a great race. The 10b of Colby Benson finished second and finishing in third place was the 10x car driven by Kyle Jarrett.
The feature was also an action packed race. Taking home the trophy and the $750 was Shane Blair in the number 1 car. Finishing behind him in second place was Kyle Stolzer in the 147 car. Bringing home the third place finish was the number 3 car driven by Craig Bessinger with Jeff Whitter behind him in the number 74. Finishing in the fifth position was Eddie Gross in the 4g car.
Sprints
In the first of three heats, the 42 car driven by Andy McElhannon took the victory. Second place went to Tommy Worley Jr. in his 97 car with Matt Zimmerly finishing in third place.
First place in heat number two went to Kent Buckley in the 87 car. Jimmy Bridgeman finished second in the 14t car with Jeff Wurst taking third place in the 88 car.
The third heat went to the 12x driven by Joey Montgomery. Finishing in second place was the 40 car driven by Howard Moore with Jason Keith finishing third in the 28 car.
The top two in each heat went on to run a dash. Taking the win in the dash was Tommy Worley Jr. in the 97. The 87 of Kent Buckley finished second and Howard Moore finished third in the 40 car.
The feature was a race for $2,500. With a lot of money on the line, drivers managed to put on a great show for the fans. Taking home the win was Joey Montgomery in the 12x car. Jason Keith took second in the 28. Finishing third place was Tommy Worley Jr. in his 97 car. The 87 of Kent Buckley took home a fourth place finish and finishing off the top five was the 42 of Andy McElhannon.

 

Chase Ridenour Sweeps GLSS Weekend

Three races in three nights for the Great Lakes Super Sprints had the Ridenour Racing team working extra hard during the week to prepare for the long race weekend. After having to pull two motors, and set up a different race car, the team double checked everything before the long weekend ahead. The result was three solid victories for the team. The 17 year old from Perry, MI not only scored his first victory with a traveling series, but his first victory at three different tracks as well.

The weekend started off with a trip to Auburn, MI and Tri-City Motor Speedway. After qualifying second, Chase would start his heat race in the fourth position. After the dust settled at the end of eight laps, Chase took the heat race win, that put him in the fast car dash which the finishing order would set the first three rows of the A-main. After starting sixth, Chase would finish second, earning him the outside front row for the A-main. At the start of the 25 lap feature, Chase and Dustin Daggett would race side by side for the first circuit with Daggett leading lap one by a nose. Chase would use the cushion on the top side of the speedway to take the lead on lap two, but would lose the top position on lap 12 in heavy lapped traffic. With five laps remaining, Daggett made a mistake, and Ridenour would capitalize and retake the lead. On the final lap, Daggett would catch Ridenour, but Chase would hold on to take the win.

Round number two had the team travel north to Lake City, MI, the home of Merritt Speedway. Chase qualified in the third position, which again, had him starting fourth in his heat race. Chase quickly moved forward, taking the lead at the half way mark and never looked back. Fast timer Dustin Daggett would draw a number three for the A-main inversion, putting Chase on the pole position. At the drop of the green flag, Chase jumped out to an early lead. With a dry and slick racing surface, Chase would stay steady leading all 25 laps to grab his second win of the weekend.

The final leg of the three day weekend would take place at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, MI. A third place qualifying effort would have Chase starting the heat race in fourth. Again, Chase would find his way to the front taking the win. Starting second in the A-main, Chase fell back to third at the start of the main event. A race long battle with Max Stambaugh for the second position, which Chase was finally able to secure with five laps remaining. Then he was able to track down race leader Dustin Daggett and make the pass for the win on the final lap, securing the weekend sweep.

With just two point events remaining in the 2016 Great Lakes Super Sprints season, Ridenour holds a slim eight point lead over Dustin Daggett in the championship standings. The series will head to Thunderbird Raceway on August 13th, then the season finale will take place at Butler Speedway on August 27th. The Ridenour Racing team would like to thank their sponsors, to include: Ridenour Auto Repair, Ridenour Towing, Lucas Oil Products, K&N Filters, David M Nichols Excavating, Longs Transmission, and The Great Gazebo. For more information on Chase Ridenour, and the Ridenour Racing team, log on to the official website at www.chaseridenour.com, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ridenour11 and click “Like” today!

 

 

Shane Golobic wins a wild one with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series on Saturday at the Placerville Speedway

By: Gary Thomas Placerville, CA (July 30, 2016)…Willie Croft’s misfortune on the final corner was certainly Shane Golobic’s gain in what was a wild & crazy 30-lap King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series main event at the Placerville Speedway Saturday evening. The night of racing marked the second of three season appearances at the always action packed red clay bullring for the King of the West 410s. Fans ended up being treated to a stellar feature, which saw Golobic lead just the final straightaway, but it was good enough to send him home with a $3,000 payday and his second series win of 2016. “I don’t even really know what to say because that one was so crazy at the end,” Golobic commented on the front stretch. “It feels pretty good to finally get a King of the West win at Placerville. I’ve been close before and it always seems like something happens late in the race. I hate to see that happen to Willie, but I’ll take them how I can get them. Big thanks to this entire Keith Day Trucking team for all their support and hard work.” Golobic had looked to be settling for yet another runner up finish in King of the West action at the high-banked quarter-mile, until Croft banged the cushion just hard enough to send him sideways coming down to the checkered. His Holy Smokes BBQ #29 then tipped over and allowed Golobic, who was running in second, the chance to just sneak by underneath and steal the win away in amazing fashion. It was the second KWS event in a row at Placerville Speedway that Croft had suffered through misfortune late in the race. At the season-opener on April 23 he led the first 26-laps in the feature, until getting caught up in a lapped traffic incident. On Saturday night he battled his brother-in-law Kyle Hirst tooth and nail, before Hirst banged the turn four wall, which left him with damage on his right rear wheel. After that Croft held command until the final corner issue in turn four, which left the crowd on hand stunned. Roseville’s Sean Becker crossed the stripe in second to cap a solid run in the Menne Motorsports #75, with Grass Valley’s Jason Statler having a great rebound from last week to finish third aboard the DF Rios Motorsports #00. Hirst did a great job to maintain a fourth place finish, with Campbell’s Bud Kaeding claiming fifth after going to the rear midway through the race. The remainder of the top-10 was filled out by Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox, Penngrove’s Buddy Kofoid, Atwater’s Sean Watts, Citrus Height’s Kalib Henry and Wilton’s Matt Peterson. Kyle Hirst captured the six-lap dash, while Shane Golobic, Bobby McMahan, and Kalib Henry claimed the three 10-lap heat races. Sean Becker kicked-off the night by setting fast time in the 20-car field. The 2005 King of the West champ toured the quarter-mile in 10.550 seconds to set the standard. The companion BCRA Midget Lite program featured 20 cars that ventured to the Placerville Speedway for the 6th time in 2016. Craig Dillard and Scotty Males led the field to the green with Dillard getting the early jump, pulling away from the rest of the field. 07_30_2016_174c On lap two, Kyle Offill drove around Scotty Males to take over second, but then spun in turn 2 to draw the yellow on lap four. As the race continued, Charlie Caraccilo applied pressure on the leader when the duo reached traffic, but Dillard was too tough to handle and went on to win his first race of the year by leading all 20 laps. Caraccilo settled for second followed by Males in third. Meanwhile, fourth went to Kyle Offill rebounding after his spin on lap four forced him to charge through the field. Doug Nunes rounded out the top five. The two 8-lap heat race winners were Scott Kinney and Bobby Michnowicz. Placerville Speedway returns next week with the much anticipated "Mark Forni Classic" featuring the California Civil War Series. The Annual event features a $5,000 to win payday for the 360 Sprint Car series. Pit gates will open at 2PM with the front gates opening at 3PM. Racing begins at 7PM. For complete details of the 2016 Red Hawk Casino Championship Racing Season, visit Placerville Speedway’s official website at www.placervillespeedway.com. Join the over 7700 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can interact with fellow fans, drivers, and staff. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter for schedule updates and more by following us @pvillespeedway. In addition, Placerville Speedway is now on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway. Placerville Speedway is located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds at 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. The racing facility is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592.

 

 

Shane Golobic wins a wild one with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series on Saturday at the Placerville Speedway

By: Gary Thomas
Placerville, CA (July 30, 2016)…Willie Croft’s misfortune on the final corner was certainly Shane Golobic’s gain in what was a wild & crazy 30-lap King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series main event at the Placerville Speedway Saturday evening.
The night of racing marked the second of three season appearances at the always action packed red clay bullring for the King of the West 410s. Fans ended up being treated to a stellar feature, which saw Golobic lead just the final straightaway, but it was good enough to send him home with a $3,000 payday and his second series win of 2016.
07_30_2016_162c“I don’t even really know what to say because that one was so crazy at the end,” Golobic commented on the front stretch. “It feels pretty good to finally get a King of the West win at Placerville. I’ve been close before and it always seems like something happens late in the race. I hate to see that happen to Willie, but I’ll take them how I can get them. Big thanks to this entire Keith Day Trucking team for all their support and hard work.”
Golobic had looked to be settling for yet another runner up finish in King of the West action at the high-banked quarter-mile, until Croft banged the cushion just hard enough to send him sideways coming down to the checkered. His Holy Smokes BBQ #29 then tipped over and allowed Golobic, who was running in second, the chance to just sneak by underneath and steal the win away in amazing fashion.
It was the second KWS event in a row at Placerville Speedway that Croft had suffered through misfortune late in the race. At the season-opener on April 23 he led the first 26-laps in the feature, until getting caught up in a lapped traffic incident. On Saturday night he battled his brother-in-law Kyle Hirst tooth and nail, before Hirst banged the turn four wall, which left him with damage on his right rear wheel.
After that Croft held command until the final corner issue in turn four, which left the crowd on hand stunned. Roseville’s Sean Becker crossed the stripe in second to cap a solid run in the Menne Motorsports #75, with Grass Valley’s Jason Statler having a great rebound from last week to finish third aboard the DF Rios Motorsports #00. Hirst did a great job to maintain a fourth place finish, with Campbell’s Bud Kaeding claiming fifth after going to the rear midway through the race.
The remainder of the top-10 was filled out by Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox, Penngrove’s Buddy Kofoid, Atwater’s Sean Watts, Citrus Height’s Kalib Henry and Wilton’s Matt Peterson.
Kyle Hirst captured the six-lap dash, while Shane Golobic, Bobby McMahan, and Kalib Henry claimed the three 10-lap heat races. Sean Becker kicked-off the night by setting fast time in the 20-car field. The 2005 King of the West champ toured the quarter-mile in 10.550 seconds to set the standard.
The companion BCRA Midget Lite program featured 20 cars that ventured to the Placerville Speedway for the 6th time in 2016. Craig Dillard and Scotty Males led the field to the green with Dillard getting the early jump, pulling away from the rest of the field. 07_30_2016_174c
On lap two, Kyle Offill drove around Scotty Males to take over second, but then spun in turn 2 to draw the yellow on lap four.
As the race continued, Charlie Caraccilo applied pressure on the leader when the duo reached traffic, but Dillard was too tough to handle and went on to win his first race of the year by leading all 20 laps. Caraccilo settled for second followed by Males in third. Meanwhile, fourth went to Kyle Offill rebounding after his spin on lap four forced him to charge through the field. Doug Nunes rounded out the top five. The two 8-lap heat race winners were Scott Kinney and Bobby Michnowicz.
Placerville Speedway returns next week with the much anticipated "Mark Forni Classic" featuring the California Civil War Series. The Annual event features a $5,000 to win payday for the 360 Sprint Car series. Pit gates will open at 2PM with the front gates opening at 3PM. Racing begins at 7PM.
For complete details of the 2016 Red Hawk Casino Championship Racing Season, visit Placerville Speedway’s official website at www.placervillespeedway.com.
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Placerville Speedway is located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds at 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. The racing facility is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592.

 

 

Kevin Thomas Jr. takes the top spot in 29th running of ‘Putnamville Clash’ sprint car race

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE – Kevin Thomas Jr. (KT) is hitting his stride as the 2016 racing season heads into the home stretch. He’s had plenty of success in the past at Lincoln Park Speedway, including a victory in last year’s edition of the “Putnamville Clash.” On Saturday night, KT battled his way forward after starting 10th in the 2016 edition of the “Putnamville Clash” and took the lead with seven laps remaining on his way to a stirring victory run. Thomas got past Oklahoma’s Tyler Thomas on lap 23 and powered to his eighth win of the season. Robert Ballou, Tyler Thomas and Friday’s Bloomington Speedway winner, Max McGhee won their respective heat races. However, the B-main was a battle amongst veteran hotshoes with Dave Darland, Brady Short, Jon Stanbrough and Jeff Bland all making their way into the A-main along with Jordan Kinser. The resulting feature lineup for the 29th running of the “Putnamville Clash” had some very fast and successful drivers with a lot of ground to make up. When the field took the green flag, Tyler Thomas powered to the lead on lap one and quickly jumped to a 10-car length lead. Pole sitter Robert Ballou was battling with McGhee after challenging for the lead for several early laps. Thomas had already worked his way into the fifth spot as Ballou and McGhee made contact. McGhee was able to continue, but Ballou would head pitside. The red flag came out at the halfway mark as Tim Creech split a pair of 11’s in Darland and Short. However, he hopped over Short’s wheels and flipped wildly into turn three. Creech climbed out after what proved to be a nasty, cartwheeling ride. Darland had to replace a flat right rear tire and started at the back of the field. On the restart, Tyler Thomas remained out front by setting a torrid pace on the bottom while his challengers sought a fast line to gain ground. Shane Cottle and Kevin Thomas Jr. fought for the fourth spot, but Thomas Jr. gained the position and would quickly snag the runner-up spot from McGhee. Setting his sights on Tyler Thomas, KT reeled him in to turn up the heat on the leader. On lap 23, Thomas slipped the cushion into turn two and KT snagged the top spot. After briefly stalling out on the following lap and losing a couple spots, Tyler Thomas roared back into a challenge for the second spot. Short and McGhee provided a show for the fans while racing for third with five laps remaining. Tyler Thomas got within a couple car lengths of KT, but was unable to challenge the Alabama native for the top spot as Kevin Thomas took home the $2,900 top prize. Tyler Thomas came home second ahead of McGhee, Short and Cottle. In the UMP Modified Division at Lincoln Park Speedway, no one has been able to challenge Derek Groomer over the last several weeks. This weekend was no different as Groomer claimed his heat race, started on the pole of the 20-lap A-main and never looked back in winning his fourth straight feature at LPS. Travis Shoulders started second with Kenny Carmichael Jr. and Bill Haager making up the first two rows. Upon taking the green flag, Groomer and Shoulders had a brief battle for the top spot before Groomer rolled into the lead and began to build on the advantage. Early challengers, Jordan Wever and Randy Shuman were sidelined by lap 15 as Groomer’s lead grew. Shoulders had his own comfort area while running second as the real battle was for the rest of the top-five spots. Bill Haager had his hands full with Carmichael Jr. and Jay Humphrey Jr. fighting for the fourth spot door-to-door. In the end, Groomer picked up another LPS win as Shoulders held down second ahead of Haager, Carmichael Jr. and Humphrey. The UMP Super Stock feature was a thriller as Greencastle’s Doug McCullough held off a furious challenge from last week’s winner, Jonathon Newgent and points leader Josh Boller. McCullough held fast to his preferred bottom line and was able to keep Newgent at bay for the duration of the 20-lap A-main. However, Boller picked off cars one-by-one after starting 10th. Over the final five laps, Newgent challenged McCullough both at the extreme bottom of the track and by running the middle. However, Boller shot to the top of the track away from his usual line, and made it work. Boller battled into a side-by-side fight with Newgent, who was still seeking a strong run at McCullough. Coming out of the final corner, Boller powered to second place by a nose over Newgent as McCullough won his second feature of the season. Greencastle’s Kris Starks and Brazil’s Larry Raines completed a local sweep of the top-five. Not to be outdone, the bomber A-main provided plenty of excitement as James Walters and Cody Wright went right to the finish line in a fight for the victory. In the end, Walters was able to snag the momentum off of turn four and won by a car length over Wright. Justin Litton and Walters were the early leaders with Wright in tow ahead of David Wallen and Curt Leonard. Litton led after an early re-start, but Walters and Litton were quickly door-to-door through all four turns by the 10th circuit. A caution with four laps remaining set up a final dash for the win. On the restart, Walters snagged the top spot and Wright was hot on his bumper as Litton began to slip back a bit. Jeff Beggs took advantage of the opportunity and got to third as Jordan Almanza made his way from 13th into the fourth spot ahead of Wallen. Over the final two laps, Wright and Walters laid it all out on the line for the win, but the final two corners decided the race. Walters gained the momentum he needed to hold off a final challenge to pick up the victory. In the second bomber feature of the evening, Bob Farris started on the pole and held that spot to take the checkered flag ahead of Tom Courtney and Devin Wallen.

Lincoln Park Speedway Sprint car feature “29th Annual Putnamville Clash” 1. Kevin Thomas Jr., 2. Tyler Thomas, 3. Max McGhee, 4. Brady Short, 5. Shane Cottle, 6. Colton Cottle, 7. Shane Cockrum, 8. Jeff Bland, 9. Thomas Meseraull, 10. Travis Berryhill, 11. Dave Darland, 12. Chris Babcock, 13. JJ Hughes, 14. Jon Stanbrough, 15. Jimmy Light, 16. Jordan Kinser, 17. Rob Caho, 18. Chris Phillips, 19. Tim Creech II, 20. Robert Ballou B-main winner: Darland Heat winners: Ballou, Thomas, McGhee

UMP Modified feature 1. Derek Groomer, 2. Travis Shoulders, 3. Bill Haager, 4. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 5. Jay Humphrey Jr., 6. Jimmie Haager, 7. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 8. Josh McDaniel, 9. JR Watkins, 10. Michael Fish, 11. Rob Brickert, 12. Josh Settles, 13. Sydney Landes, 14. Katie Lord, 15. Randy Shuman, 16. AJ Pace, 17. RJ Pruitt, 18. Jordan Weaver, 19. Gary Ricketts, 20. Dustin Beck B-main winner: Lord Heat winners: B. Haager, Carmichael Jr., Shoulders, Groomer

 

 

James Giossi Returns To Victory Lane At Cedar Lake Speedway New Richmond, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-30-16)

It had been a little over a year since James "Nitro" Giossi won his first Traditional Sprint Car Series feature race at his home track. Giossi returned to Rock Auto Victory Lane at the Cedar Lake Speedway on Saturday night July 30 for his second win of the 2016 racing season. Giossi became the third different leader of the 20 lap feature race on lap 15 and held the top spot to the checkers on his way to his third career Traditional sprint car win in just his second season behind the wheel of a non-winged sprint car. Giossi picked up $500 for the victory thanks to some sponsorship help from GRP Motorsports. Commenting in his winner's interview with Marty Gallagher in Rock Auto Victory Lane, Giossi said "I honestly didn't think we would have a top three car, but after a couple of good restarts we were able to pull it off. That was a lot of fun."

The racing program was an action-packed night, since the weekly show had been rained out the previous Saturday evening and all divisions were in action except for the late models. It was also the annual Eve of Destruction Night featuring a couple of Monster Trucks, various stunts and entertaining events including spectator drags, the outhouse race, auto football and so forth. The program started an hour earlier than usual. In order to help keep everything on track, the Traditional sprints ran their usual three heats with passing and finishing points but agreed to run a 20 lap feature instead of the typical 25 laps.

Heat race wins went to five-time CLS winner already this season Rick Kobs, the driver with the second-most career TSCS wins Johnny Parsons III, and 2015 Rookie of the Year James Giossi. As has been the case for a good share of the racing programs this season, Rick Kobs found himself in the top four in passing and finishing points following the heats. Kobs had the top score followed by Jake Kouba, Jimmy Kouba and Parsons. Following the redraw for the first two rows of the feature, it would be Parsons and Kobs on the front row with a pair of Koubas, Jimmy and Jake, in row two. All three 10 lap heats ran caution-free. Twenty of the 21 cars on hand would make the call to start the feature, as Brian Van Meveren, driving Denny Stordahl's second car, broke a rear end in his heat race and was done for the night.

Parsons drove to an early lead in the feature event with Kobs close behind. Jake Kouba got around Kobs on lap 5 for second, and one lap later when Parsons got sideways in turn four, Jake had the lead with Kobs in second. Kouba continued to show the way up front, as the young racer was looking for his first win of the season. The first yellow flag waved with 14 laps scored when Parsons spun in turn two and dropped out of the race. On the restart, Jake Kouba and Kobs battled for the lead entering turn one. Giossi, who was in third, got a good restart and saw his chance to duck low in turn one under the top two cars. Exiting turn two down the back stretch, Giossi had the lead. All cars crossed the line to compete lap 15 when Tony Klose spun in turn four to bring out the second and final caution. Giossi was the leader and held the top spot the remainder of the way for his second TSCS win at Cedar Lake Speedway. Kobs got by Jake Kouba off of turn four on the final lap for second. Mike Mueller came from eighth to finish fourth ahead of Jimmy Kouba. Three-time CLS winner this season Jeremy Kerzman finished sixth ahead of Jon Lewerer, Neal Matuska, 18th starter Ty Sampair and Hunter Custer. Parsons was the only car to drop out of the race, as nineteen cars were running at the finish with sixteen of them still on the lead lap.

Also of interest to long-time local area sprint car racing fans, the IMCA Vintage Cars were on hand at Cedar Lake and 4-time MSA Champion Bob Hop of Mendota, Minnesota drove a Gillund Enterprises-Justice Brothers #88 sprint car owned by Rob Caho, Sr. to victory in their sprint car division heat race and feature.

The Traditional sprints as well as the UMSS winged sprints now have a planned two week break before returning to action. The Traditional sprints will run an exhibition race (non-points) at the Grand Rapids Speedway on Thursday night August 18 during the Itasca County Fair before returning to full-point shows at the Princeton Speedway and Ogilvie Raceway on Friday and Saturday August 19-20. The UMSS winged sprints will join the Traditional sprints at Princeton and Ogilvie, as the Princeton program will be the 15th Annual Billy Anderson Memorial which got rained out on June 3. The UMSS Micro Sprints will also be in action at Princeton which is their weekly track. As the championship and rookie point battles start to take shape, there is still plenty of racing action remaining! Check out the schedule, results, points and other news for the Traditional Sprint Car Series on our website at www.umsprints.com by clicking on the blue logo or follow us on Facebook.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway July 30, 2016 (Race #16)

GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 11-James Giossi[5]; 2. 81-Rick Kobs[2]; 3. 6-Jake Kouba[4]; 4. 87-Mike Mueller[8]; 5. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[3]; 6. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[9]; 7. 69S-Jon Lewerer[11]; 8. 48-Neal Matuska[6]; 9. N1-Ty Sampair[18]; 10. 29-Hunter Custer[7]; 11. 12X-Blake Anderson[10]; 12. 99-Bryan Roach[13]; 13. 21J-Jori Hughes[14]; 14. 95-Kevin Bradwell[15]; 15. 12W-Kyle Wehking[16]; 16. 34-Denny Stordahl[12]; 17. 6L-Joe Lallier[20]; 18. 31-Doug Taubert[17]; 19. 90-Tony Klose[19]; 20. (DNF) 12-Johnny Parsons III[1]; (DNS) 00-Brian Vanmeveren Lap Leaders: Parsons 1-5, Jake Kouba 6-14, Giossi 15-20. Cautions: (2) yellows. First caution waved with 14 laps scored for 12 spin turn 2. Second yellow blinked on with 15 laps scored for 90 spin turn 4.

Track Rat Photos Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 81-Rick Kobs[6]; 2. 48-Neal Matuska[3]; 3. 87-Mike Mueller[4]; 4. 34-Denny Stordahl[5]; 5. 99-Bryan Roach[7]; 6. 31-Doug Taubert[2]; 7. (DNF) 00-Brian Vanmeveren[1] Lap Leaders: Matuska 1-2, Kobs 3-10. No cautions. VanMeveren in 00 car done for the night (broken rear end).

Meeks Video Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 12-Johnny Parsons III[2]; 2. 6-Jake Kouba[5]; 3. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[7]; 4. 12X-Blake Anderson[6]; 5. N1-Ty Sampair[3]; 6. 21J-Jori Hughes[1]; 7. 90-Tony Klose[4] Lap Leaders: Sampair 1-2, Parsons 3-10. No cautions.

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 11-James Giossi[1]; 2. 29-Hunter Custer[2]; 3. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[4]; 4. 69S-Jon Lewerer[6]; 5. 95-Kevin Bradwell[3]; 6. 12W-Kyle Wehking[5]; 7. 6L-Joe Lallier[7] Lap Leader: Giossi 1-10. No cautions.

 

 

COLE DUNCAN DASHES TO NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY OSCS WIN

Orrville, Ohio Saturday, July 30, 2016 By Mike Swanger

Despite heavy rain showers in the late afternoon, the Flory’s decided to go ahead with the racing program Saturday night and the track crew did a great job of getting the race surface of Orrville’s Historic Oval into great racing shape on McDonald’s and Hall’s Auto Sales night. The Ohio Sprint Car Series made their second visit of the year to NAPA WCS as the 28 sprinters were led in qualifying by Carson Macedo’s lap of 14.178 seconds. Picking off the heat wins were Dean Jacobs, Danny Mumaw, Jac Haudenschild, who with Nick Patterson, who is the Fisher Performance points leader at NAPA WCS, put on a crowd standing race as they went back and forth with slide jobs on each other before Haudenschild would win, and Dominic Scelzi. Ryan Broughton captured the last chance win. The 25 lap feature would be brought to the green flag by Patterson and Cole Duncan but quickly came to a stop when Macedo got sideways in turn two with Troy Kingan making contact and flipped. He was ok. Macedo and Broughton both went to the pits for repairs and returned on the tail of the field. As the race restarted, Cole Duncan grabbed the lead with Patterson in second but Haudenschild quickly moved past Patterson on lap three from his 7th starting position and closed in on Duncan. The caution would wave on lap 6 as fifth running Mumaw came to a stop in turn four and at the same time, Patterson, who was still third, pulled off with mechanical problems. Back to green flag action, Duncan could not shake Haudenschild as they pulled away from the pack until a lap 16 yellow for Mumaw again but the big happening during this was that Haudenschild’s motor went sour and he would pull off, ending his chance at repeating his July 2nd win at NAPA WCS. This would move Danny Smith into second with Scelzi in third. As the green returned, Duncan would pull away and the Lockbourne driver would put the Helms Construction and I.S.P.C. #22 into the OSCS victory lane for the third time this season. Smith would hold off Scelzi until the last lap when Scelzi nipped him at the finish line for second. Jacobs would take fourth as 11th starting Wayne McPeek finished out the top five. Jerry Aber would grab the opening lap lead of the Harriger Towing Super Late Model main but Strasburg’s Brad Malcuit would power past on the next circuit and open up a good lead until a lap 8 caution for Jason Skelly. Ryan Markham had been picking his way through the field from his 7th starting spot and was in third behind Aber when the caution flew. With the green lights back on, Markham made quick work of Aber, who would slow the action with a spin on lap 11. From that point on to the checkered flag, Malcuit and his Malcuit Tavern and Malcuit Engines #79 would fend off every move that Markham made. Trying the highside and the low groove, Markham could pull alongside in turns two and four but Malcuit would out gas him down the straightaways for his 1st win. JR Gentry took third from Larry Bellman with six circuits to go as with Kirk Baker claiming fifth. Malcuit and Markham scored the heat wins. In a season that has been a struggle for the defending track champion, Millersburg’s Charlie Duncan put it all together Saturday night as he went flag to flag for his first Kar Connection Rush Late Model win of the year. Driving the Hall’s Auto Sales, Kar Connection and Auto Pro #240 Duncan would lead by a straightaway for most of the race as two time winner Eric Wilson and Matt Aber who won two weeks ago, dueled for second. Aber would claim second with five to go but all he could do was close the gap a little bit on Duncan. Wilson would keep third as heat winner Alan Dellinger was fourth and points leader Justin Chance was fifth. Canton’s Paul Holmes would pop into the lead of the Action Auto Body Super Stock feature at the drop of the green flag but the action would come to a screeching halt as the pack went into turn one starting lap three. Seven cars got tangled up that would eliminate Eric Eicholtz, Chase Alexander, Bob Daugherty, Darren Dawson, Nick Smith and Brandon Craver as Chris Albright was the only one able to continue. On the restart, Holmes would pull away in his #68 as the battle was on for second between Dustin Daugherty, points leader Tyler Thompson and Cliff Staley. Thompson would power past Daugherty with six laps to go but could not track down Holmes. Daugherty and Staley would flip flop positions until Daugherty would claim third for good with three circuits to go. Gary Hensel Jr. rounded out the top five after beginning 12th. Thompson, Brandon Gardner and Chase Alexander topped the heat races. Doug Hensel took the lead of the WQKT Mini Stock main from his outside front row starting position for the opening three laps when two time winner Dale Beckett would take over the lead. His lead would last three laps as Smithville’s Brad Hensel would take over. Hensel would the pilot the M & S Concrete, Joy Ride Transportation and DJ Directional Service #28 to victory circle for the fifth time this season and expand his points lead. Colton St John and Chris Priebe would also get by Beckett on lap seven and would hound Hensel for the top spot but never could get by St John would be the runner up as Priebe settled for third followed by Beckett and Mitch Reichard. Heat winners were Brad Hensel, Michael Workman and Beckett as Braden Wert took the last chance win. Brandon Gardner was the winner of the Flat Track Cart feature. Drivers were once again chasing after over $100,000 of yearly prizes in the Contingency Connection Racer Rewards programs. Racing continues next Saturday, August 6 with all regular divisions in action with the WQKT Mini Stocks competing for their next to last Summer Series race. Check the website out at www.waynecountyspeedway.com for all the latest on the speedway.

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS Saturday, July 30, 2016 OHIO SPRINT CAR SERIES & FISHER PERFORMANCE SPRINTS Fast Qualifier Carson Macedo 14.178 seconds Heat 1 Dean Jacobs, Carson Macedo, Shawn Hubler, Troy Kingan, Josh Davis, Brandon Conkel, Tyler Dunn Heat 2 Danny Mumaw, Danny Smith, Jordan Ryan, Clay Riney, Nate Reeser, Ryan Broughton, Butch Beasley Heat 3 Jac Haudenschild, Nick Patterson, Wayne McPeek, Ryan Myers, David Smith, Dylan Kingan, Ray Miller Heat 4 Dominic Scelzi, Cole Duncan, Jason Dolick, Mitch Harble, George Prosser, Kris Davis, Cecil Lane dns ‘B’Main Ryan Broughton, Josh Davis, David Smith, Brandon Conkel, Tyler Dunn, Nate Reeser, George Prosser, Kris Davis, Dylan Kingan, Butch Beasley, Cecil Lane dns Feature Cole Duncan, Dominic Scelzi, Danny Smith, Dean Jacobs, Wayne McPeek, Carson Macedo, Jordan Ryan, Mitch Harble, Ryan Broughton, Jason Dolick, Clay Riney, Shawn Hubler, Ryan Myers, Danny Mumaw, David Smith, Jac Haudenschild, Brandon Conkel, Nick Patterson, Josh Davis, Troy Kingan

HARRIGER TOWING SUPER LATE MODELS Heat 1 Brad Malcuit, Craig Wolford, Larry Bellman, Rick Bond, Blaine Aber, Jim Nicely, Brandon Leyda Heat 2 Ryan Markham, JR Gentry, Kirk Baker, Jerry Aber, Jason Skelly, Andrew Myers Feature Brad Malcuit, Ryan Markham, JR Gentry, Larry Bellman, Kirk Baker, Rick Bond, Craig Wolford, Jim Nicely, Blaine Aber, Jerry Aber, Jason Skelly, Brandon Leyda, Andrew Myers

 

 

WAR Series

Winston, MO (July 30, 2016)-Moving forward from his thirteenth-starting position, Clinton Boyles picked up his third Boss Chassis WAR Series victory on Saturday night at I-35 Speedway.
Korey Weyant set the pace early as he was chased by Kenny Potter, Terry Babb, Ryan Kitchen, and Justin Grant.
With Weyant and Potter running the low line, Babb was making the high side work as he moved into third. Grant, meanwhile was running both low and high and was able to move past Babb and into third on lap five. A lap later, he was past Potter and on lap seven he moved into the lead as he got past Weyant.
The high line was fast, but also treacherous as Grant got too high and slid backwards to a stop in turn four on lap nine. At the same time, Babb, who had moved into second, also slid to a stop over the bank in between turns three and four. Both drivers would restart at the tail.
Weyant would restart in the lead with Potter again running second. By this point, Boyles had moved up to the third spot with TJ Muths and Ryan Kitchen right behind.
Over the next few laps, Weyant would continue to lead with Potter and Boyles having a good battle for the second spot with Boyles taking the spot. Grant, meanwhile, had moved back into fifth and was quickly closing in on the leaders.
On lap fifteen, the high side would prove his undoing as he would slide backwards nearly into the turn four wall once again. At the same time, Pete Palazzolo, who was running in the top ten, came to a stop in turn four ending his evening.
Weyant would lead until lap eighteen when Boyles got a great run off of the top of three and four and then moved to the bottom shutting the door on Weyant as the pair went past at the flagstand.
The action would be halted one final time as Grant, who had moved back to fifth, got over the bank and nearly into the wall once again in turn four ending his evening.
Boyles would extend his lead over the last few laps picking up his third Boss Chassis WAR Series win of 2016 in the Jesse Hockett Racing/Lucas Oil/Rod End Supply Maxim with RMS power. Weyant was second in his Ealey Transportation/Moore Automotive/Mahan's Fiberglass Eagle powered by an Automotive Machine motor. Kitchen moved back to third in his Kitchen Racing Maxim with a Kitchen 360 under the hood. Muths was fourth in the Quality Body Shop/Scott Racing Engines Maxim with Potter completing the top five in his Dayco Painting XXX with Wesmar power.
Warren Johnson was sixth in his Watowa-Weber Racing 305 with Mitchell Moore, Chris Parkinson, Katlynn Leer, and Travis White rounding out the top ten.
The Boss Chassis WAR Series will be in action again on Saturday August 6 at the Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, MO as they tackle the high-speed, high-banked track for the first time in 2016.

Boss Chassis WAR Series results
I-35 Speedway
7/30/2016

Hinchman Racewear First Heat- 8 laps
1. 12-Mitch Wissmiller, Saybrook, IL (1); 2. 55-Kenny Potter (4); 3. 21-Ryan Kitchen, Lincoln, NE (6); 4. 65M-TJ Muths, Sedalia, MO (2); 5. 77-Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO (5); 6. 51-Mitchell Moore, Edgerton, KS (3)
Wilwood Disc Brakes Second Heat- 8 laps
1. 8D-Terry Babb, Decatur, IL (2); 2. 75K-Justin Grant, Avon, IN (4); 3. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (1); 4. 8K-Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (6); 5. 71-Robert Bell, Colfax, IA (5); 6. 75-Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW (3)
Bell Helmets Third Heat- 8 laps
1. 99-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (3); 2. 75W-Travis White, Perth, W.A. (1); 3. 70-Pete Palazzolo, Pacific, MO (4); 4. 42-Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS (2); 5. 7JR-JD Black, Grain Valley, MO (5)
A-Main- 25 laps-
1. 77-Clinton Boyles (13); 2. 99-Korey Weyant (1); 3. 21-Ryan Kitchen (5); 4. 65M-TJ Muths (11); 5. 55-Kenny Potter (3); 6. 42-Warren Johnson (12); 7. 51-Mitchell Moore (16); 8. 65-Chris Parkinson (10); 9. 8K-Katlynn Leer (9); 10. 75W-Travis White (7); 11. 75K-Justin Grant (4); 12. 75-Glen Saville (17); 13. 8D-Terry Babb (2); 14. 70-Pete Palazzolo (8); 15. 12-Mitch Wissmiller (6); 16. Robert Bell (14); 17. 7JR-JD Black (15)

 

 

Zimbardi Continues Winning Ways at Ransomville to collect 6th PST Victory in 2016
Contact: Paul T. Harkenrider
PST Media
(Ransomville, NY) Jared Zimbardi of Bradford, PA scored his sixth PST win of the season Friday night at the Ransomville Speedway over Ryan Susice, Tommy Wickham, Jonathan Preston and Darryl Ruggles.
The 21 car field was started by Lewiston, NY driver, Derek Jonathan, and Belfast, NY driver Steve Collins. Jonathan grabbed the early advantage heading into turns one and two with Collins shortly right behind him as the two battled for the race lead in the opening five laps.
Ryan Susice, who started fifth immediately moved into the top three at the beginning as he was not too far behind the race leaders in Jonathan and Collins. Then on lap seven, Susice used the outside lane going down the back stretch to take the lead from Jonathan, and Collins would follow right behind him as the two took over the top two positions.
On the same lap Susice was using the outside lane and Collins tried to go one lane higher and his left front tire hit the right rear tire of Susice which caused Collin’s front end of his car to lift heading into the turn four wall. Collins would go up and over the turn four wall to bring out the lone red flag of the night. Collins would immediately get out of his car and not need to have medical attention.
On the restart, Derek Jonathan would still be scored as the race leader as the event would go back a lap to set the new running order for the field that remained. It did not take long however for Susice to take command of the race on lap eight and would begin to pull away.
Also having a good lap seven restart was Jared Zimbardi who was running fourth at the time as he was able to get by Tommy Wickham and Derek Jonathan to take over the runner up spot.
Racing continued when on lap 15, Zimbardi caught Susice due to lap traffic, and then on lap 17, Zimbardi powered by Susice for the race lead and would be scored as the new leader on lap 18.
Susice would not let Zimbardi get too far away but he would run out of time to reclaim the lead and it was Jared Zimbardi picking up his sixth win in 2016 with the Patriot Sprint Tour and his 30th career win with the series.
Susice would settle for second as Tommy Wickham completed the podium. Jonathan Preston and Darryl Ruggles came from the Evingham Site Excavation Dash to complete the top five.
Zimbardi also collected the $50.00 Shuttleworths ‘Seals the Deal’ Bonus. Dan Kuhn picked up the Stampede Steakhouse ‘Final Finisher’ award. While Matt Tanner picked up the Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the Night’ award.
The series returns to Outlaw Speedway this Friday, August 5, 2016 for the second time this season. The following weekend the series then returns to the historic Fonda Speedway on Saturday August 13.
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The Patriot Sprint Tour is a traveling 360 Sprint Car Series that visits tracks in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Ontario.
Ransomville Speedway Results
July 29, 2016
A Main: JARED ZIMBARDI (6), Ryan Susice, Tommy Wickham, Jonathan Preston, Darryl Ruggles, Mike Kiser, Dylan Westbrook, Derek Jonathan, Kyle Drum, Paul Habeck, Glenn Styres, Scott Just, Steve Glover, Matt Tanner, Josh Azzi, Dan Bennett, Dan Kuhn, Dave Just, Alysha Bay, Steve Collins, Tyler Graves
Heat 1: Tommy Wickham, Steve Glover, Jonathan Preston, Josh Azzi, Mike Kiser, Dan Bennett, Tyler Graves
Heat 2: Paul Habeck, Kyle Drum, Darryl Ruggles, Derek Jonathan, Glenn Styres, Dan Kuhn, Dave Just
Heat 3: Steve Collins, Ryan Susice, Jared Zimbardi, Dylan Westbrook, Alysha Bay, Dave Just, Matt Tanner
ESE Dash: Darryl Ruggles, Mike Kiser, Jonathan Preston, Glenn Stryes, Dylan Westbrook, Scott Just
Shuttleworth’s Seals the Deal Bonus: Jared Zimbardi
Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the Night:’ Matt Tanner
Stampede Steakhouse ‘Final Finisher:’ Dan Kuhn

 

Crockett Sweeps Summer Nationals at Skagit Speedway

7/30/16

Alger, WA – Roger Crockett swept into Skagit Speedway looking for a big day, and swept away with $10,000 in his pocket after winning the main event on Saturday night for the Bob’s Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals.

At the outset of the 40 lap feature, Travis Rilat took the lead from his pole position with Evan Margeson and JJ Hickle chasing. Three cautions slowed the race over the first three laps, but once consecutive laps of green flag action commenced, the action was happening so fast that it was nearly impossible to keep track of. Rilat rabbited out to a huge advantage, as Hickle passed by Margeson and set sail to run down Rilat amongst heavy traffic. The lead two used all three grooves to dice and slice in and amongst traffic, as eighth place starting Jason Solwold and eighth place starting Roger Crockett also went high, wide and low to move up into the top five. Solwold pulled a slider on Hickle in turn four around lap 23 to take second, while Rilat continued his torrid pace through the slower cars. On lap 27, Rilat shot his car too far into the cushion in turn two and tapped the wall, allowing Solwold to blow by along with Hickle, Crockett and Robbie Price. Crockett slid past Hickle a lap later, but Solwold had already stormed around multiple lapped cars while building a near straightaway lead. AS the laps ticked down, Solwold was eyeballing his fourth Summer Nationals crown, but a caution on lap 35 for Justin Youngquist bunched the field together with no lapped cars separating your leaders. On the restart, Solwold stopped Crockett’s move in one in two by blocking low, but Crockett built up enough momentum to slide Jason in turn three and take the lead. With precious few laps left, the Medford, OR driver streaked away to take his second Summer Nationals win and his first since 1998 as well the $10,000 top prize. Solwold and Hickle rounded out the podium. JJ was the quickest car in qualifying. Heat winners were Jake Helsel, Henry Van Dam, Eric Fisher and Mack Brown.

The Triple X Northwest Focus Midget Series ran as the support division on Saturday night and it was Garrett Thomas putting a spanking on the field as he went wire to wire for the 25 lap main event win. Nick Evans took second and Tristin Thomas took third. Heat race winners were Evans, Thomas and Ryan Cully.

360 Sprints

Locked In From Friday – Roger Crockett, Colton Heath, Evan Margeson, Jared Peterson

Fast Time – JJ Hickle 12.475

Heat 1 – Jake Helsel, Cam Smith, JJ Hickle, Chase Goetz, Travis Jacobson, Jared Ridge, Tristen Spiers

Heat 2 – Henry Van Dam, Jason Solwold, Reece Goetz, Robbie Price, Bricen James, Brandon Harkness, Steve James

Heat 3 – Eric Fisher, Steve Reeves, Devin Madonia, Lance Sargent, Nate Vaughn, Trevor Cook, Justin Youngquist

Heat 4 – Mack Brown, Travis Rilat, David Miller, Bud Ashe, Jason Reed, Cody Ridge, Luke Didiuk

B Main – Travis Jacobson, Youngquist, Harkness, J Ridge, B James, Didiuk, Reed, Spiers, C Ridge, S James, Cook, Vaughn

A Main – Roger Crockett, Solwold, Hickle, Fisher, Heath, Van Dam, Rilat, Youngquist, Margeson, Jacobson, Peterson, Price, C Goetz, J Ridge, Ashe, Harkness, Sargent, R Goetz, Brown, Madonia, Reeves, Helsel, Miller, Smith

Lap Leaders – Rilat 1-27 Solwold 28-35 Crockett 36-40

Triple X Northwest Focus Midgets

Heat 1 – Nick Evans, Chance Crum, Al Goldie, Michael Millard, Chad Sinner, Brandon Turner, Brian Hayes, Michael Vollbrecht

Heat 2 – Garrett Thomas, Tristin Thomas, Thomas Walker, Renee Angel, Ray Stebbins, Aly Pyles, Nik Larson

Heat 3 – Ryan Cully, Ross Rankine, Todd Hartmann, Shane Smith, Eric Turner, Jacob Brown, Chris Bullock

Main – Garrett Thomas, Evans, T Thomas, Crum, E Turner, Millard, Smith, Brown, Walker, Hartmann, Goldie, Sinner, Hayes, Bullock, Angel, Stebbins, Pyles, Rankine, Cully, B Turner, Vollbrecht, Larson

Lap Leaders – G Thomas 1-25

 

 

Johnson and Thornton at the Head of the Class at CSP

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (July 30, 2016) – R.J. Johnson and Ricky Thornton, Jr., took Saturday night’s headline wins at Canyon Speedway Park by racing to victory lane in the Allscapes Back to School Special atop the 1/3-mile clay oval.

While Johnson bested the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars and Thornton, Jr., topped the IMCA Modifieds, other Allscapes Back to School Special winners included George Fronsman in IMCA Stock Cars and Chuck Thornton in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Racing from the front row outside, reigning USAC Southwest Sprint Car champion and current points leader R.J. Johnson raced to his third consecutive series win atop the CSP clay aboard the Ford-powered Kodiak Products/Beal’s Auto Body Sherman Chassis No. 77m.

Johnson’s sixth overall series win of the year in the 25-lapper came ahead of Charles Davis, Jr., with Andrew Reinbold racing forward from eighth to fill out the podium in third. Matt Rossi and Mike Martin rounded out the top five.

Ricky Thornton, Jr., made a return to the desert and denied Jason Noll a third consecutive win in Arizona Differential IMCA Modified action by topping the 20-lap feature.

Thornton, Jr., rallied from 11th to capture his first CSP score since topping February’s Desert Classic with Noll setting for runner-up honors from seventh. Joey Moriarty was third with Chaz Baca, Jr., charging from 18th to fourth and current points leader Mike Strobl rounding out the top five.

After enjoying a four race win streak earlier in the season, current Allscapes IMCA Stock Car vs. SCRA Stock Car points leader George Fronsman is getting to work on another streak by picking off his second in a row and ninth overall of 2016 at CSP.

Fronsman raced from sixth to take the win ahead of Nate Warren with Manny Baldviez, Jimmy Davy and Joe Hanies rounding out the top five.

Starting from the pole position, Chuck Thornton snared his third Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive IMCA Hobby Stock vs. Renegade win of the year ahead of Paul O’Connor with Jason Crowe, Dean Zachrison and 15th-starter Craig Ebers rounding out the top five.

Canyon Speedway Park fires back to life with the Stock Car Shootout 100 on September 3-4 that includes Arizona Differential IMCA Modifieds, Allscapes IMCA Stock Cars vs. SCRA Stock Cars, Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades, Dwarf Cars and Western Mod Lites.

Canyon Speedway Park

July 30, 2016 – Allscapes Back to School Special Results

USAC Southwest Sprint Cars:

Heat One: 1. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 2. 5-Tye Mihocko, 3. 02-Matt Rossi, 4. 98-Matt Lundy, 5. 13-Dennis Gile, 6. 27-Nick Aiuto, 7. 54-Landon Cling, 8. 12-Josh Pelkey, 9. 5z-Zack Madrid.

Heat Two: 1. 16-Mike Martin, 2. 11c-Michael Curtis, 3. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 4. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 5. 14az-Dustin Burkhart, 6. 78-Chris Bonneau, 7. 0-Jonas Reynolds, 8. 7k-Bruce St. James.

“A” Feature: 1. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 2. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 3. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 4. 02-Matt Rossi, 5. 16-Mike Martin, 6. 12-Josh Pelkey, 7. 27-Nick Aiuto, 8. 5-Tye Mihocko, 9. 13-Dennis Gile, 10. 11c-Michael Curtis, 11. 54-Landon Cling, 12. 78-Chris Bonneau, 13. 7k-Bruce St. James, 14. 98-Matt Lundy, 15. 0-Jonas Reynolds, 16. 14az-Dennis Burkhart, 17. 5z-Zack Madrid.

Arizona Differential IMCA Modifieds:

Heat One: 1. 51-Joey Moriarty, 2. 5z-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 3. 8-Nate Warren, 4. 14J-Jay Foster, 5. 55-Nick Gann, 6. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 7. 4-Jinger Kesler, 8. 53-Justin Thornton, 9. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr.

Heat Two: 1. 77b-Terry Belcher, Sr., 2. X04-Mike Strobl, 3. 44k-Kelsie Foley, 4. 19x-Kenny Gill, 5. 45-Ryan Roath, 6. 24-Mike Martin, 7. 14a-Chase Alves, 8. 97-Josh Sneed, 9. 65-Tim Palmer.

Heat Three: 1. 44-Jason Noll, 2. 82-John Parmeley, 3. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 4. 4h-Don Hagan, 5. 78-Steve Stultz, 6. 20-Grey Ferrando, 7. L8-Brian Schultz, 8. 12-Guy Norton, 9. 25-Paul Nelson.

“B” Feature: 1. L8-Brian Schultz, 2. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 3. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 4. 24-Mike Martin, 5. 20-Grey Ferrando, 6. 25-Paul Nelson, 7. 14a-Chase Alves, 8. 53-Justin Thornton, 9. 4-Jinger Kesler, 10. 97-Josh Sneed, 11. 12-Guy Norton, 12. 65-Tim Palmer.

“A” Feature: 1. 5z-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 44-Jason Noll, 3. 51-Joey Moriarty, 4. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 5. X04-Mike Strobl, 6. L8-Brian Schultz, 7. 14J-Jay Foster, 8. 77b-Terry Belcher, Sr., 9. 55-Nick Gann, 10. 8-Nate Warren, 11. 44k-Kelsie Foley, 12. 20-Grey Ferrando, 13. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 14. 82-John Parmeley, 15. 24-Mike Martin, 16. 78-Steve Stultz, 17. 45-Ryan Roath, 18. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 19. 4h-Don Hagan, 20. 19x-Kenny Gill.

Allscapes IMCA Stock Cars vs. SCRA Stock Cars:

Heat One: 1. 15-Speedy Madrid, 2. 41-George Fronsman, 3. 144-Jimmy Davy, 4. 8-Nate Warren, 5. 1-Matt Short, 6. 18-Terry Skorick, 7. 501-Cole Heipel, 8. 505-Brittany Manson, 9. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman.

Heat Two: 1. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 2. 17z-Joe Hanies, 3. 44s-Steve Shumaker, 4. 15LIL-Mark Madrid, 5. 77-Manny Baldviez, 6. 75-Jason Suchta, 7. 21jr-Scott Gunn, Jr., 8. 53-Justin Thornton, 9. $-Cody Center.

“A” Feature: 1. 41-George Fronsman, 2. 8-Nate Warren, 3. 77-Manny Baldviez, 4. 144-Jimmy Davy, 5. 17z-Joe Hanies, 6. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 7. 21jr-Scott Gunn, Jr., 8. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 9. 18-Terry Skorick, 10. $-Cody Center, 11. 15LIL-Mark Madrid, 12. 501-Cole Heipel, 13. 505-Brittany Manson, 14. 75-Jason Suchta, 15. 15-Speedy Madrid, 16. 44s-Steve Shumaker, 17. 1-Matt Short, 18. 53-Justin Thornton.

Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades:

Heat One: 1. 99-Steve Bitting, 2. 45k-Mark Kilian, 3. 13-Jason Crowe, 4. 4-Dean Zachrison, 5. 16b-Richard Bennett, 6. 7-David Kendall, 7. 420-Vaugn Packer, 8. 22-Craig Ebers, 9. 40b-Bradley Stafford.

Heat Two: 1. XX-Chuck Thornton, 2. 9-Paul O’Connor, 3. 3-Ashley Stafford, 4. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 5. 5J-Jacob Madrid, 6. 55-Merle Zachrison, 7. 3d-David Harrington, 8. 69r-Sara Reblin.

“A” Feature: 1. XX-Chuck Thornton, 2. 9-Paul O’Connor, 3. 13-Jason Crowe, 4. 4-Dean Zachrison, 5. 22-Craig Ebers, 6. 5J-Jacob Madrid, 7. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 8. 45k-Mark Kilian, 9. 16b-Richard Bennett, 10. 55-Merle Zachrison, 11. 7-David Kendall, 12. 40b-Bradley Stafford, 13. 3d-David Harrington, 14. 69r-Sara Reblin, 15. 3-Ashley Stafford, 16. 99-Steve Bitting, 17. 420-Vaughn Packer.

 

 

Watsonville’s own Justin Sanders battles past Hollister’s Ryan Bernal in heavy traffic to earn the final automatic spot into the 56th running of the Johnny Key Classic

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – July 29, 2016…A thrilling late-race duel at the Ocean Speedway on Friday saw last year’s Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo champion Justin Sanders sneak by Ryan Bernal in heavy traffic to claim victory and score the final automatic bid into the 56th running of the Johnny Key Classic.

It marked Sanders second triumph of the season aboard the North County Plastering/ Lancaster Locksmith No. 17 and couldn’t have been more exciting, as he made the move with just three-laps left for the lead that he would never relinquish.

He now joins Easton’s Tommy Tarlton, Roseville’s Sean Becker and Visalia’s Steven Tiner as the fourth driver locked in for the Saturday August 20 Johnny Key Classic at Ocean Speedway. The feature on Friday reminded the fans a bit of last year when Sanders made a number of similar exhilarating late-race charges.

“It feels great to be back up here in victory lane tonight and I couldn’t be happier,” said a jubilated Sanders on the front stretch. “We’ve really fought with this car all year long, but have definitely been making gains and it was great tonight. It’s huge having the chance to lock into the Johnny Key Classic with all the great cars that will be here. Lapped traffic sure was wild in the feature tonight and kept us all on our toes. Ryan Bernal did a great job out front, but luckily it worked out for us and we’re standing up here. I’m looking forward to going back to Knoxville now for the 360 Nationals next week and then it’s back here to get ready for the Key.”

The 30-lapper started off with Bernal getting the jump on pole sitter & dash winner Ryan Robinson from Foresthill. Bernal had his way out front for much of the race and kept his composure through various stoppages early on. The Hollister driver held command working traffic to perfection, but the complexion certainly changed when Sanders moved around Robinson for second just past a restart on lap 16.

As the race wore on Sanders methodically closed the gap between himself and the leader. With just under 10-circuits remaining things heated up and it became a battle for the top-spot between the two locally based competitors.

Bernal was able to do a nice job fending him off, until lapped traffic bunched everyone up on the front stretch coming down for lap 27. Bernal got pinched just enough and Sanders executed a pinpoint move to slip under and steal the lead away.

Bernal stayed close and looked to his inside coming down for the white flag, but Sanders cut a great corner, which allowed him the breathing room he needed to take the checkered flag by just under half a second for the win. Despite being disappointed after the race Bernal had an ultra impressive night and continued to show the versatility that makes him one of the very best Sprint Car drivers in California.

Los Angeles wheel-man Tyler Walker had a great run in the feature to charge from 13th to third, earning the High Five Pizza Hard Charger Award. Fremont’s Shane Golobic came home fourth at the checkered, with Robinson rounding out the top-five. The remainder of the top-10 was comprised of Easton’s Tommy Tarlton, Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson, Fresno’s Giovanni Scelzi, Stockton’s Brad Furr and Fremont’s Dustin Golobic.

As noted Ryan Robinson captured the dash, while the three heat races were picked off by Justin Sanders, Brad Furr and Tommy Tarlton. Ryan Bernal opened the night by pacing the 21-car field in qualifying to earn his first ever Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time Award with a blistering fast lap of 11.523. Full results will be available at www.racepmg.com

A-main finish: #17 Justin Sanders #56 Ryan Bernal #3C Tyler Walker #22 Shane Golobic #83 Ryan Robinson #21 Tommy Tarlton #72W Kurt Nelson #41 Gio Scelzi #2 Brad Furr #9J Dustin Golobic #58 Jerry Bonnema #33 Lucas Ashe #21X Cole Macedo #25Z Jason Chisum #99 Wayne Katen #34 Darrell Taylor #4S Buddy Kofoid #7H Jake Haulot #34B Glenn Bryan #88 Koen Shaw

The Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will now take a couple weeks before returning on Saturday August 20 for the 56th running of the prestigious Johnny Key Classic. The event also marks the final appearance of the season by the traveling Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster. More info on the night will be out soon.

The Ocean Sprints would like to thank Taco Bravo, High Five Pizza, Ray Scheidts Electric, Beer Optics, Hoosier Tires West, Flowmaster, Budweiser and Kaeding Performance for their support.

 

 

Future Hall of Famers Swartzlander and Flinner beat young guns Three of a kind for Jack Sodeman Jr. and Joey Zambotti

Sarver, PA (July 29, 2016) Fab Four racing action returned to the the forefront on Friday night at Lernerville Speedway, and in a thrilling way on a surface that was a racy as could be. The night on clay had a nostalgic twist to it as evidenced by some classic cars from years gone by that were on hand for fans to view, but also in the way that three of the four feature winners played large roles in Lernerville's history. Brian Swartzlander, Jack Sodeman Jr. and John Flinner, all drivers who have garnered either multiple track championships or are firmly entrenched in the all time feature winners list, each found victory lane rather befittingly. And perhaps joining them one day years from now in the all time upper echelon, Joey Zambotti continued his impressive season with yet another feature win.

Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modifieds

Having victory slip from his fingers in frustrating fashion several times this year thus far, Brian Swartzlander came into the evening in desperate search of win number one. But in stark contrast to those feature losses, his win on this night was in a dominant fashion, evoking memories of wins in prior years when he simply could not be caught and was in a league of his own.

Swartzlander started alongside pole sitter Rick Regalski in the 25 lap feature event and wasted no time taking control of the race in the early going as Rex King Jr. and Garrett Krummert both made their way around Regalski to take up positions behind Swartzlander. After a lap four caution for Steve Feder who spun in turn four to avoid making contact with another car, the top three managed to gain a healthy separation from the rest of the field, each electing to use the top side of the speedway.

Behind them, Mat Williamson who started on the final row by virtue of his three straight feature wins in the previous weeks was picking up spots left and right and had worked all the way up to the eighth position when the caution flag came out again for a lap nine spin from Jimmy Weller III. Once action resumed, King took a look underneath Swartzlander, but could not offer a serious challenge in his bid to take the lead as he engaged in a battle himself for the second spot with Krummert who appeared to have a very strong car working for him.

Williamson's bid to make it four in a row took a turn for the worst when he bobbled on the cushion in turn four which cost him two positions and placing him in a battle with Jeremiah Shingledecker, Rex King Sr., and Dave Murdick. Meanwhile, Krummert was able to get around King for second on lap 20 as he maneuvered underneath in turn two to take the spot. But the night belonged to Swartzlander who consistently hit his marks running the top side the whole night, outclassing the field on hand on his way to victory lane for the first time in 2016.

"Starting up front helped a heck of a lot tonight, believe me," Swartzlander remarked. "We've been working really hard on this car, this is a new Teo that we've brought out about four or five times and it worked really well. We're still struggling a bit with the motor, but we got out front tonight and didn't want to see any cautions, it just all worked out tonight."

Top 10: 1. Brian Swartzlander 2. Garrett Krummert 3. Rex King Jr. 4. Mat Williamson 5. Rex King 6. Dave Murdick 7. Jeremiah Shingledecker 8. Steve Feder 9. Rick Regalski 10. Mike Turner

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models

There should be a meme that exists, fashioned after the Dos Equis variety, and in it should reside a picture of one John Flinner with the caption "I don't always go to Lernerville, but when I do, it's never a boring night". Flinner was on hand on this night and made his presence felt almost immediately in the super late model main event.

Andrew Wylie and Mike Pegher Jr. brought the field to the initial green flag and it was Pegher out to the early lead with Flinner moving up through the pack very quickly from his sixth starting spot. After an early caution for Tommy Schirnhofer re racked the field, Flinner found himself running second behind Pegher and followed by a chase pack consisting of Michael Norris, Michael Lake and Alex Ferree. Following a caution for a Todd Bachman spin on lap seven, Flinner found the opportunity to seize the lead from Pegher on the restart as he dove under the leader entering the front stretch. The two drivers made contact all the way to turn one, but both drivers kept control as Pegher would win round one retaining the lead for the meantime. Meanwhile, Russ King and Lake engaged in a see-saw battle for the fourth spot with Norris running third. Out front, Pegher desperately tried to make use of the clean air available to him in an attempt to drive away from Flinner, but he could not gain any separation as the battle for the lead heated up with lapped traffic just in front of the leaders.

All position battles were halted though when Lake made a terrific save to keep his car on the surface after he bicycled in turns three and four on lap 15. After a restart and another caution for Gary Lyle one lap later, Flinner went about the task of making his way around Pegher as he wound up his momentum in turns three and four and threw a slide job exiting the final turn on lap 17 that cleared Pegher, though Pegher would make contact with the wall and come to a stop.

Flinner elected the outside on the restart following Pegher's caution and would not be challenged the rest of the way as Ferree and Norris battled for the third spot with King taking up the second position. The win was Flinner's first of the year at Lernerville and bore an eerie resemblance to a late season victory and battle with Pegher towards the end of 2015.

"I want to thank all those that boo me the most because they like me the most," a candid Flinner said post race. "I ran a clean race and got run over but I guess they don't like it when it's the other way around. I only got like one guy, I basically work on this car all week by myself, maybe some of the ones that boo me can come help me out, I'm in the shop every night until three or four in the morning."

Top 10: 1. John Flinner 2. Russ King 3. Michael Norris 4. Alex Ferree 5. Matt Lux 6. Todd Bachmann 7. Kenny Schaltenbrand 8. Ed Ferree 9. Brandon Wearing 10. Tony Musolino

Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprints

From the outset, it looked to be a new winner kind of night for the People's Natural Gas Sprints as Brandon Matus, Alex Paden and Dan Shetler all started in the top three spots, and were all either due for a win, or had been very impressive at various moments this season, but had yet to wind up in victory lane. However one Jack Sodeman Jr. had other ideas. When the green flag fell on the feature event, it was put away almost as quickly as it was brought out as Paden spun in turn two in front of a field of oncoming cars, making AJ Flick's night all the more difficult as he stayed away from impending doom, but fell back three positions to ninth in the early going.

Once action resumed, Matus took charge of the race using the bottom of the speedway in all four corners while Shetler settled for the high side. The two leaders gained separation from the rest of the pack in the early laps as Sye Lynch and Sodeman kept Matus and Shetler in their sights. Matus encountered heavy lapped traffic on lap seven but was able to switch to the top groove and pick around until Clay Riney brought out the yellow flag with a spin with eight laps in the books.

On the following restart Matus took the high road and stretched out a sizable advantage over Shetler, but Sodeman had been driving like a man possessed and wove his way through the pack from his ninth starting spot and would begin to challenge Shetler for the second position at the ten lap mark. Also driving like a man on a mission was Flick who moved into the top five after losing ground early on.

The momentum of the race was halted again on lap 15 when Davey Jones lost his left rear wheel and once it resumed, Matus found himself in clean air, however Shetler who'd driven a fairly flawless race was being reeled in by Sodeman who took some looks to the outside of Shetler before making the pass for the position on lap 15 and then made his way underneath Matus for the lead just one lap later. But the fastest car on the track belonged to Flick in the later stages and he made his way around Shetler and Matus for the second position with just six laps remaining.

With precious few laps to spare Flick made a furious bid for the lead on lap 21 as he entered turn three and appeared to have the position after a slide job in turn four but caught just enough cushion to send his car next to the front stretch wall flipping twice which brought out the red flag. When the race got back underway, Sodeman sprinted out to the lead once again, and Sye Lynch made his way around Matus for second and ran out of laps in his attempt to hunt down Sodeman for the win.

"What better could you ask for than to have the throwback car out here and get it in victory lane on nostalgia night," Sodeman said. "You've got a Flick and a Sodeman battling back and forth for the lead and you've got a Matus in there, it's kind of like having the next generation of nostalgia night tonight and it kind of works out nice, it's awesome to be here."

Top 10: 1. Jack Sodeman Jr. 2. Sye Lynch 3. Brandon Matus 4. Dan Shetler 5. John Garvin Jr. 6. Andy McKisson 7. Brent Matus 8. George Hobaugh 9. Zach Morrow 10. Clay Riney

Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman

When Corey McPherson starts on the pole in the sportsman feature, it's normally a great bet he ends up in victory lane at the end of 20 laps. But on this night, the surface contained more bite than normal and all grooves were available. Joey Zambotti knew this as well as anybody, and used it to his advantage en route to this third victory of the season.

McPherson took the early lead before a turn four spin by third starting Brett McDonald on lap two set off contact that ended Joe Kelley's and Pat Hanley's evenings prematurely as each had nowhere to go in the ensuing melee. When action resumed, McPherson headed straight for his office at the top side of the track and was in command in the early going while behind him a fierce battle between Bob Egley, Paul Schreckengost and Zambotti developed. Terry Young and Paul Shreckengost then brought out the caution on lap eight and on the ensuing restart, Zambotti went under McPherson for the lead as Jim Fosnaught moved into the third position.

The caution flag waved for the final time on lap 12 with Zambotti electing the low side on the speedway for the restart which he used to keep his advantage, albeit a slim one over McPherson who started to inch off the cushion, moving lower towards the better bite on the surface while Aaron Easler began to move into a battle position with McPherson, looking underneath him for a way around as the laps wound down. As the last lap unfolded it was anybody's race as the top three remained very close to one another, but at the end of 20 laps, Zambotti held on to collect the win.

"It was a clean race and that's what it's all about, we can go 20 laps with minimal bumping and clean passing, there's really nothing better than that," Zambotti said. "The last couple weeks have been up and down for us. we completely went back to the drawing board, took all the weight off the car and changed everything around and we finally have something that's working."

Top 10: 1. Joey Zambotti 2. Corey McPherson 3. Aaron Easler 4. Jim Fosnaught 5. Bob Egley 6. Tyler Dietz 7. Brandon Wearing 8. Brett McDonald 9. Brian Stivenson

 

 

Fassbender, Buhler headline winners at Manitowoc Speedway Scribner, Steenbergen, Naidl, Bangart net A man victories

By Jeff Pederson Pedal Down Promotions

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) July 29, 2016 – On a night when a huge field of 106 cars packed the pit area to capacity, a pair of veterans stole the headlines as Lance Fassbender of Burnett claimed his first victory of the season in the Sprint Car A main and Tim Buhler of Greenbush notched his second triumph of the 2016 campaign in the Late Model main event.

First-time winners ruled the evening as four of the evening’s six A main victors maid their maiden visit to victory lane for the 2016 season.

One of those first-time winners was Jeff Steenbergen of Watertown, who held off Travis Arenz of Sheboygan and Brian Bruechert of Kewaunee to win an entertaining Sport Mod A main in his first appearance of the season at Manitowoc Speedway.

Eric Scribner of Kiel collected his first 2016 triumph in the Modified A main. Kevin Naidl of Reedsville outdueled Brad Lubach of Kiel to capture his initial 2016 win in the Grand National A main. Shaun Bangart of Chilton posted his fifth Sport 4 main event victory of the season, while Walker Bergene of Whitelaw was again the Thunder Truck victor.

After a false start for a spin involving Derek Siegel of Milwaukee on the initial green flag, Lance Fassbender charged into the lead from his inside second row starting spot with a bold move in the first turn on the opening lap of the 20-lap Sprint Car main event.

The former Midwest Sprint Car Association (MSA) champion wasted no time building up a huge half lap lead over fifth starter Justin Miller of Plymouth. Fassbender caught lapped traffic on lap 10, but even that didn’t slow him down as he skillfully negotiated the cars at the back of the pack on the tricky dry, slick racing surface.

On lap 14, Anthony Knierim of Franksville worked up from his seventh starting spot to pass second starter Danny Schlafer of Sussex for second place. However, Schlafer regained the third position on the next lap as the two drivers dueled for the spot for several laps.

As the laps wound down, Fassbender retained a sizable advantage, while Paul Pokorski of West Bend made a late charge to the front passing Knierim for fourth on lap 16 and then Schlafer for third with a low move in turn four on lap 18.

Fassbender cruised to his 18th career MSA A main victory in the non-stop race, followed by Miller in second and Pokorski in third. Knierim posted a career-best fourth-place finish and Schlafer rounded out the top five.

Polesttier Derek Janke of New London gained the initial lead in the 20-lap Late Model A main as sixth starter Tim Buhler worked his way into second place on lap three, followed closely by the fifth starting machine of Cleveland’s Justin Schmidt.

On lap 4, Buhler overtook Janke along the high groove in turn two to gain the top spot for good. After the lone caution flag flew on lap six for the spinning car of Cleveland’s Eric Michaels, Buhler again showed his strength pulling out to a big lead.

Three laps later, seventh starter Jim Schmidt of Cleveland cleared his son Justin for second place and began to run down Buhler. Jim Schmidt, who pulled off a last lap pass to score the A main victory last week, charged to within striking distance in the closing laps. However, it was not quite enough as Buhler claimed his second Late Model A main victory of the season. Jim Schmidt had to settle for second, Justin Schmidt wound up third, Kyle Odekirk of Plymouth came up from his 10th starting spot to finish fourth in his 2016 racing debut and Janke rounded out the top five.

Outside front row starter Eric Scribner grabbed the lead on the drop of the green flag in the 20-lap Modified main event. Two laps later, Scribner had built up a half lap cushion over the second place car of third starter Matt Jackson of Sheboygan.

While Scribner raced all by himself at the front of the field, Jackson, Randy Markwardt Jr. of Sheboygan Falls, Kyle Kudick of Two Rivers and Mark Joski of Denmark waged an epic battle for the runner-up spot starting on lap 8.

After a restart following a caution involving Scott Mommaerts of Eagle, Markwardt Jr. bolted around Jackson for second before another caution slowed the pace for the stalled car of Jamie Schmidt of Seymour on the backstretch on lap 13.

In the closing laps it was Mukwanago’s Mark Knurr who put on a show using the high line to move from his ninth starting into four place on lap 19.

Scribner went on to claim his first Modified A main victory of the season at Manitowoc, followed by Markwardt Jr. in second, eighth starter Kyle Kudick in third, Knurr in fourth and Schmidt, who came from the rear of the field to finish fifth.

An eventful 20-lap Sport Mod A main got off to a rough start when polesitter Justin Bauer of Sheboygan Falls spun in turn four while leading. Bauer’s car collected third starter Andrew Meyerhofer of Menasha, who flipped hard. With no place to go, Hunter Parsons of Green Bay and Cody Schroeder of Manitowoc also made violent contact with Meyerhofer’s car forcing a red flag.

All four drivers emerged from the scene with no major injuries. Meyerhofer, Parsons and Schroeder retired from the race, while Bauer was able to return to competition.

When the race returned to green flag action, 12th starter Jeff Steenbergen, who restarted in the third position, powered into the lead in turn four. After another caution for a two-car spin on lap 4, Steenbergen pulled away from the field.

On lap 5, 18th starter Travis Arenz assumed second place and set his sights on Steenbergen. Arenz caught Steenbergen on lap 10 while Brian Bruechert, who restarted the race at the tail of the field following the lap 3 red flag, charged into fifth place.

With Arenz working the low groove and Steenbergen racing up high, the two dueled side by side for several laps before another caution flew on lap 12 for a stalled car.

On the restart, Steenbergen moved down to the low groove to block Arenz’ challenge. Meanwhile Bruechert moved in to challenge the lead duo on lap 15. The fourth and final caution came out on lap 16 for a stalled car.

In the final four laps, Bruechert used the high groove to gain second place briefly, but Arenz quickly regained the spot using the low line.

Steenbergen survived the three-way battle to gain his first Sport Mod A main victory of the 2016 campaign in his first Manitowoc Speedway appearance of the season. Arenz placed second, Bruechert was third, fifth starter John Rothmund of Manitowoc placed fourth and Wyatt Block of Tigertown came from the eighth starting spot to finish fifth.

Polesitter Steven Wirtz led the first three laps of the 20-lap Grand National A main before outside front row starter Kevin Naidl, who was making a rare Manitowoc Speedway appearance, used a low move in turn four to wrestle the lead away from Wirtz on lap 4.

After a pair of caution flags on lap 7, Wirtz dueled with ninth starter Brad Lubach for second place on the restart. Lubach gained the spot one lap later while Wirtz retired to the pit area with apparent mechanical issues.

By lap 11, Lubach closed in to Naidl’s rear bumper. Over the final nine laps. Lubach applied relentless pressure Naidl ducking under the leader on several occasions entering turn three.

However, Naidl refused to back down even as some slight contact was made in the closing laps. Naidl fended off one last challenge from Lubach on the final lap to score his first Manitowoc Speedway Grand National victory of the 2016 season.

Lubach had to settle for second, Ryan Minster of Sheboygan charged from his 14th starting spot to take third, Kodiak Wirtz of Menomonee Falls took fourth after starting 11th and Nick Schumacher of Eagle placed fifth after starting eighth.

In the Sport 4 main event, it was all Shaun Bangart, who moved up from the fifth starting spot to pass third starter Brian Watzka Jr. of Denmark for the lead on lap 2.

Once out front, Bangart pulled away en route to his fifth Sport 4 A main victory of the season at Manitowoc. Eighth starter Mitch Meier of Chilton was second, Watzka Jr. finished third, Neil Watzka of Denmark started and finished fourth and seventh starter Matt DeWilde of Kaukauna placed fifth.

Walker Bergene of Whitelaw was the Thunder Truck winner.

The evening was EWSC Sponsor Appreciation Night at the speedway.

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PROFESSIONAL PLATING SPRINT CAR RESULTS

HEAT 1 1, Brandon McMullen. 2, Al Schlafer. 3, Doug Wondra. 4, Will Gerrits. 5, Josh Teunissen. 6, Douglas Pietz. 7, Derek Siegel. HEAT 2 1, Anthony Knierim. 2, Justin Miller. 3, Lance Fassbender. 4, Rusty Egan. 5, Tim Haddy. 6, Chris Clayton. 7, Tyler Brabant. HEAT 3 1, Paul Pokorski. 2, Kurt Davis. 3, Danny Schlafer. 4, Tony Wondra. 5, Dick Kaiser. 6, Samantha Portschy. A FEATURE 1, Lance Fassbender. 2, Justin Miller. 3, Paul Pokorski. 4, Anthony Knierim. 5, Danny Schlafer. 6, Kurt Davis. 7, Brandon McMullen. 8, Tim Haddy. 9, Al Schlafer. 10, Douglas Pietz. 11, Doug Wondra. 12, Rusty Egan. 13, Josh Teunissen. 14, Chris Clayton. 15, Tyler Brabant. 16, Tony Wondra. 17, Will Gerrits. 18, Samantha Portschy. 19, Derek Siegel. 20, Dick Kaiser (DNS).

 

 

Hodnett Claims Lelands.com Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway

Kicks Off Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend with $4,000 win

By MIKE MALLETT

MECHANICSBURG, PA - July 29, 2016 - Greg Hodnett got the first ever Mid-Atlantic Championship off on a positive note as he led all 25-laps of the Lelands.com Nationals at the Williams Grove Speedway to claim his third consecutive United Racing Club win at the speedway. Hodnett earned $4,000 for his efforts in a race that was run in conjunction with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints.

“This is a great payoff,” stated Hodnett. “Thanks to Lelands.com and Williams Grove for having URC here again. I’m very thankful to be standing here. It means a lot to be able to come out here and run a 360 for that kind of money. It actually paid more than the 410 did. We are very fortunate to have great races and very blessed to be with a car owner that lets us race as much as we do.”

Hodnett started on the pole with current URC point leader Davie Franek on the outside. Hodnett dove to the bottom in turns one and two to snag the lead on lap one. Hodnett held onto the top spot as the race was brought under red for the only time on lap two for Mark Smith who coasted to a stop in turn four. A malfunction in the light box caused the red lights to come on.

A new partner moved to the outside of Hodnett for the double-file restart as Aaron Ott had moved up fourth to take second on the opening circuit on the high-side. Like the initial start, Hodnett shot low to remain the leader over Ott.

Hodnett quickly put a gap between himself and Ott. By lap nine, Hodnett was in traffic with Ott nearly a half-straightaway behind searching for a quicker lane on the historic half-mile. Nothing seemed to work as Hodnett continued to be flawless in traffic extending the lead.

His lead vanished on lap 12 as Mark Sasso spun in turn four with front-end damage on his No. 706. At that point another double-file restart was called for. Like the first two, Hodnett hunkered down on the bottom going into the first turn to stay in the lead. Ott on the other had his hands full with ninth starting Chuck Hebing. Hebing had steadily moved up through the field into third prior to the restart.

“It was kind of starting to take rubber in one and two right on the very bottom,” mentioned Hodnett. “I figured if I could just get there and keep momentum where the top wouldn’t come back around, I’d be alright. I just had to get the jump on the guys coming down the straightaway to have the preferred line going into one.”

Hebing continued to hound Ott as Hodnett paced the field. He finally used a slide job to take second in turns one and two on lap 14 allowing him to set his sights on Hodnett. Like before, Hodnett had amassed a sizable advantage which Hebing was forced to attempt to overcome.

As the laps clicked higher Hodnett was required to deal with slower cars at the back of the field. Hodnett remained patient as he looked for opportunities to make passes. His patience allowed Hebing to close the gap on him as the race reached the final stages.

Hodnett was stuck behind a pair of cars battling for position with very few open lanes. On lap 21 it seemed his patience wore off and Hodnett darted between the duo to put them both down a lap. This proved to be the move of the race it put distance and traffic between himself and Hebing.

Hodnett captured the win by 3.9 seconds over Hebing, of Ontario, N.Y., who settled for second. The win makes Hodnett eligible for the $10,000 Lelands.com bonus if he can capture all three main-events as part of the weekend.

“It’s going to be extremely tough,” said Hodnett when asked about the possible bonus. “If you are a betting man I don’t know if you could do all three. Hey, we got the first leg and that’s important. We’ll continue to strive for something else. It’s going to be really tough over the next couple of days.”

For Hebing it was a bit of redemption as the Empire Super Sprint regular had engine issues the last time he raced at Williams Grove. He had a strong car on this night and kept hoping for a caution once he had moved into the second spot. Even though he didn’t get the chance to challenge Hodnett, he was happy to finish second.

“The car was really good where I could float through the middle,” commented Hebing. “I just tried to catch that brown spot coming off, kind of like at home in the slippery stuff. I had to slow down a lot. I thought I was faster running the top in three and four. I should have stuck with that. Lapped cars went alright for me. It was good, like I said, to run Williams Grove like that is good.”

Ott, of East Berlin, Pa., settled for third with his No. 25. Following Ott to the checkered was Robbie Stillwaggon in fourth and Davie Franek in fifth.

The Mid-Atlantic Championship shifts north on Saturday to the Selinsgrove Speedway as the 360 Sprint Cars teams compete in the Mach 1 National Open for a chance at $10,000. Visit www.selinsgrovespeedway.com for more information. The final stop of the weekend on Sunday is at the Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, N.Y., for the Gates-Cole Insurance/Averdi Storage Containers Cole Cup which is also worth $10,000. Information for that event can be found at www.uticaromespeedway.com.

WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY UNITED RACING CLUB/EMPIRE SUPER SPRINT A-MAIN FINISH (25-LAPS): 1. Greg Hodnett 2. Chuck Hebing 3. Aaron Ott 4. Robbie Stillwaggon 5. Davie Franek 6. Josh Weller 7. Lucas Wolfe 8. Curt Michael 9. Kyle Reinhardt 10. Jason Shultz 11. Eric Tomecek 12. Adam Carberry 13. Davey Sammons 14. Steve Poirier 15. Jimmy Stitzel 16. Paulie Colagiovanni 17. Larry Kelleher 18. Chris Arnold 19. Troy Betts 20. Keith Prutzman 21. Troy Wagaman Jr. 22. Jordan Thomas 23. Rob Dietrick 24. Jason Clauss (DNF) 25. Jeff Cook (DNF) 26. Mark Sasso (DNF) 27. Mark Smith (DNF)

DID NOT QUALIFY: Glendon Forsythe, Derrick Juliano, Nyle Berkes, Derek Locke, Jason Cherry, Brie Hershey, George Suprick

HEAT WINNERS: Hodnett, Franek, Carberry, Ott

B-MAIN WINNER: Thomas

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Lyerla Wins WAR at Jacksonville

Jacksonville, IL (July 29, 2016)- Running second throughout most of the race, James Lyerla made a late race pass of leader Mario Clouser to pick up his first ever Boss Chassis WAR Series win at Jacksonville Speedway Friday night. Clouser led early as he was followed closely by Lyerla over the early portion of the A-Main. Behind the lead duo, a group of drivers were trying to make charges from deep in the pack due to troubles in their qualifying heat races. Shane Cockrum, moved quickly into the top ten from his fourteenth-starting position and Justin Grant also was moving forward. Clouser continued to lead with Lyerla remaining within striking distance as Clinton Boyles was running third and Katlynnn Leer fourth. Just behind this group, a great battle was taking place among Hud Cone, Korey Weyant, Cockrum, and Grant, as the drivers swapped the positions lap after lap. As the race hit the latter stages, Lyerla started making the bottom work. He got within a couple of car lengths as Clouser moved from the top to the bottom to block the Hillsboro, IL driver. Clouser slid up a little bit in turns one and two allowing Lyerla the opportunity to move by going down the backstretch. Lyerla would lead the last handful of laps and go on to his first career Boss Chassis WAR Series win in his Kelley Construction/Young Farms and Tree Service/R Machining/Jorns Signs/Kent and Mary Pat Zimmerman Maxim with Donovan 410 power. Clouser was a strong second in his Yokohoma Tires/Clouser Auto Repair Maxim powered by a Claxton engine. Boyles continued his strong season by running third in the Jesse Hockett Racing/Lucas Oil/Rod End Supply Maxim with RMS power. Cone was fourth in the Sears-Williams Farms #31 powered by a 305 motor. Rounding out the top five was Cockrum in the Helm Racing Eagle with Wesmar power. Grant was sixth and he was followed by Weyant. Rounding out the top ten were Leer, Levi Curry, and Pete Palazzolo. The Boss Chassis WAR Series will be in action again on Saturday July 30 at the I-35 Speedway in Winston, MO.

Boss Chassis WAR Results Jacksonville Speedway-Jacksonville, IL 18 cars

Hinchman Racewear 1st Heat- 8 laps 1. 6-Mario Clouser, Auburn, IL (2); 2. 11-James Lyerla, Hillsboro, IL (1); 3. 75-Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW (6); 4. 90-Patrick Budde, Bartelso, IL (3); 5. 72-Al Thomas, Ludlow, IL (4); 6. 1-Mitch Wissmiller, Saybrook, IL (7)-DNF; 7. 8D-Terry Babb, Decatur, IL (5)-DNF Wilwood Disc Brakes 2nd Heat- 8 laps 1. 8K-Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (4); 2. 75W-Travis White, Perth, W.A. (1); 3. 2-Levi Curry, Lincoln, IL (3); 4. 20-Steve Thomas, Rantoul, IL (2);. 5. 3-Roger Dewitt, Bethalta, IL (5) Bell Helmets 3rd Heat- 8 laps 1. 77-Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO (6); 2. 31-Hud Cone, Benton, KY (1); 3. 70-Pete Palazzolo, Pacific, MO (2); 4. 99-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (4); 5. 12-Shane Cockrum, Benton, IL (5)-DNF; 6. 75K-Justin Grant, Avon, IN (3)-DNF A-Main- 20 laps 1. 11-James Lyerla (1); 2. 6-Mario Clouser (2); 3.77-Clinton Boyles (4); 4. 31-Hud Cone (6); 5. 12-Shane Cockrum (14); 6. 75K-Justin Grant (15); 7. 99-Korey Weyant (10); 8. 8K-Katlynn Leer (3); 9. 2-Levi Curry (8); 10. 70-Pete Palazzolo (9); 11. 90-Patrick Budde (11); 12. 20-Steve Thomas (12); 13. 72-Al Thomas (13); 14. 75-Glen Saville (7)-DNF; 15. 8D-Terry Babb (11)-DNF; 16. 75W-Travis White; DNS: 3-Roger Dewitt and 1-Mitch Wissmiller

 

 

Attica Raceway Park

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Byron Reed took the lead with just four laps remaining and drove to his second win of the year in the 410 sprints at Attica Raceway Park on Columbus Equipment/UBS Financial Services Night.

Reed’s 33rd career win at Attica also added to his lead in the Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series presented by KS Sales and Service as he seeks to become a four time series champion and collect the $10,000 reward. Reed, the defending and seven time Attica champion, has won four the eight FAST events in 2016 – two each at Attica and Fremont.

It wasn’t easy for the Monclova, Ohio driver as a rain shower right as the gates were ready to open made for a very fast track. Travis Philo would lead the opening 25 laps which were marred by a four car pile-up on the start involving Carson Macedo, Trey Jacobs, Shawn Valenti and Brian Nuckles, three cautions and another red for a nasty tumble for Jimmy Colvin (all drivers were uninjured) in the opening seven laps. Reed used heavy lapped traffic in the closing laps to hunt down Philo and executed the text book slider in turns three and four to take the lead.

“I have a personal shout out to my wife. She guaranteed that this race was going to get cancelled…that we were wasting our time. So I have to make sure she knows about it,” joked Reed.

“I have to thank the fans for sticking it out for this late night and thank my sponsors, Crown Battery, Gill Construction and Kistler Engines… I appreciate it. And also thanks to all my crew,” added Reed.

The Sunoco American Late Model Series paid another visit to Attica and it was Ashland, Ohio’s Ryan Markham who inherited the lead with Matt Irey got into the front stretch wall with just six laps remaining and he drove to his second victory of the year at Attica and the ninth of his career at the track.

“About mid race there I packed the right rear wheel full of mud and it was vibrating bad. I thought it was going to break the wheel right off the car. Matt kind of got away from me there for a little bit and it must have spread the mud out enough to balance it enough that I could keep going and I started charging again. Then Matt had some trouble there…I hate to see that happen…I think I had a car that we could race with him. We just needed a few laps to get going. I’ve been dreaming about getting one of these ALMS races for a long time,” said Markham beside his H&T Demolition; Harriger Towing; Accu-Force; Innovative Graphics; Cool-It Thermo Tech. backed machine.

When a track gets a big ledge around the top, Fremont’s Jamie Miller’s eyes light up. He led the first four laps of the Fremont Fence 305 sprint feature before a bobble off turn two handed the lead to Nate Dussel. Miller retook the top spot on lap 13 and then survived a restart with just five laps to go to earn his second win of the year at Attica. It was his 14th career win at the track, moving him into a tie for eighth on Attica’s all-time win list for the 305 sprints.

A fourth place finish for Paul Weaver will keep him atop the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro points. However, Dussel’s second place finish will take a little bite out of that lead for the championship.

“Gotta love it when the track gets like this. I knew if I could get back in front of Nate I could keep him back there because he wasn’t as fast as me when I messed up down there (turn 2). I thought I was going to get him in three and four and we both messed up at the same time so I didn’t gain anything. But I got a good run on him working the bottom so I took advantage of it and here we are. We’ve been struggling here…we’re hit or miss. We finally are on to something and if the track stays consistent we’ll be alright the rest of the year,” said Miller beside his Western Lake Erie Insulation Industry; Fostoria Mod Shop; Advanced Industrial; Crown Battery; Pioneer Quick Lube; Quarterback Transportation; Jamie Miller Trucking; Dick’s Auto Supply backed #66.

Chris Andrews and Philo brought the field to green for the 30-lap O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprint feature. But, before a lap could be scored, Jacobs and Macedo would tumble collecting Nuckles with Valenti vaulting over all of the wreckage. When the green flew again, Philo jumped into the lead over Brian Lay, Andrews, Brock Martin, Caleb Griffith, Reed and Jody Keegan. Jimmy Colvin would spin after three laps were complete with the restart order Philo, Lay, Martin, Andrews, and Griffith.

When the race resumed Martin drove into second with Lay, Griffith, Reed and Keegan in tow. After only another lap was completed Andrews spun. On the restart Reed and Keegan got around Griffith just before the caution flew for a stalled Craig Mintz with Stuart Brubaker also spinning. On the restart Colvin took a wicked tumble off turn one – he was uninjured. The race ran the final 23 laps uninterrupted.

When the green flew again Philo had his hands full with Martin with Reed taking third and bringing Keegan to fourth on lap eight. Once he found his rhythm, Philo began pulling away from Martin by the half way point. That’s when the leaders began to hit lapped traffic and that allowed Reed to close on Martin. As he tried to work his way through traffic, Philo would bobble in turns three and four allowing Martin, Reed and Keegan to close quickly.

Reed used the traffic to grab second with 10 laps to go and quickly got to Philo’s rear bumper. Philo and Reed battled hard over the next six laps before Reed executed a slider to take the lead. Philo executed a 360 spin coming to the white flag and dropped several positions. Reed drove to the win over Martin, Keegan, Philo and Griffith.

In the 30 lap ALMS feature Devin Shiels and Matt Irey brought the field to green with Shiels gaining the advantage. Shiels would continue to lead until Irey pounced with eight laps scored with Jon Henry, Rich Bell and Markham in tow. The leaders hit heavy lapped traffic with just nine laps recorded with Irey leading Shiels, Henry, Bell, Markham, Ken Hahn and Dave Hornikel. With Irey and Shiels pulling away, Markham, Bell and Henry engaged in a terrific battle for third.

The caution flew on lap 12 for Henry with the running order Irey, Markham, Shiels, Bell, Hahn, Hornikel and Rusty Schlenk. On the restart Bell grabbed third and pressured Markham. The leaders found lapped traffic again with 22 laps scored with Irey leading Markham, Bell, Shiels, Schlenk, Hornikel, Hahn and Matt Miller. With six laps to go Irey got into the front stretch wall and spun, handing the lead to Markham.

When the race resumed Markham and Bell would race bumper to bumper with Shiels ready to pounce. Shiels took second on lap 25 only to watch Bell regain the spot a circuit latter. This allowed Markham to pull away slightly. With two laps to go Markham held a slight lead over Bell while Hornikel, Shiels, Schlenk and Miller battled for third.

Markham drove to the win over Bell, Hornikel, Shiels and Miller.

Seth Schneider and Miller brought the field to green for the 25-lap 305 sprint feature but Dustin Dinan stopped on the start. On the second attempt at green Miller vaulted into the lead over Dussel, Schneider, Dan McCarron and Luke Griffith. With two laps in, Kyle Capodice made contact with Tyler Street, sending Capodice upside down – he was uninjured. On the restart Miller and Dussel drove away from Schneider who had his hands full with McCarron.

Miller slipped off the banking exiting turn two, as Dussel drove into the lead on lap five while Schneider and McCarron continued their torrid battle for third with Griffith and Paul Weaver in tow. On lap 10 Dussel nearly spun in turn three but Miller also bobbled and could not capitalize. Street would spin right in front of the leaders on lap 11 as they narrowly avoided the trouble. Meanwhile McCarron, last week’s winner, had finally taken third.

When the green flew Miller drove around Dussel to regain the lead with McCarron, Weaver, Schneider and Brandon Moore in pursuit. Trevor Baker stopped on lap 15 for a caution which kept the field close. On the restart Miller again drove away utilizing the high line while Dussel searched for his optimal groove. McCarron caught Dussel with eight laps to go and challenged for the runner-up spot which allowed Miller to pull away.

Baker would spin with just five laps to go with the running order Miller, Dussel, McCarron, Weaver, Schneider, Griffith, Moore, Steve Rando and Ricky Peterson. With a clear track, Miller was able to pull away and drove to the win over Dussel, McCarron, Weaver and Schneider.

Attica Raceway Park will not be back in action until Friday, August 19. It will be a FAST championship point night for both the 410 and 305 sprints with the UMP late models and dirt trucks also in action on WNWO Channel 24 Night.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com

Attica Raceway Park

Columbus Equipment/UBS Financial Services Night

Starting Position [*]

410 Sprints – O’Reilly Auto Parts

Qualifying

1.83M-Broc Martin, 12.747; 2.33M-Caleb Griffith, 12.801; 3.5R-Byron Reed, 12.820; 4.5T-Travis Philo, 12.824; 5.60-Jody Keegan, 12.935; 6.09X-Carson Macedo, 12.978; 7.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.009; 8.16-Stuart Brubaker, 13.011; 9.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.021; 10.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.031; 11.73-Chris Andrews, 13.056; 12.45L-Brian Lay, 13.075; 13.41-Dominic Scelzi, 13.085; 14.09-Craig Mintz, 13.145; 15.46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.217; 16.9-Jordan Ryan, 13.242; 17.9C-Jimmy Colvin, 13.292; 18.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.299; 19.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.306; 20.59-Bryan Nuckles, 13.306; 21.89-Dave Saxer, 13.829; 22.96AU-Bruce White, 14.297; 23.23-DJ Foos, 99.990;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 3 redraw for A starting position)

1. 45L-Brian Lay[2] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[1] ; 3. 16-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[6] ; 6. 9C-Jimmy Colvin[5] ; 7. 59-Bryan Nuckles[7] ; 8. 89-Dave Saxer[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 3 redraw for A starting position)

1. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 2. 33M-Caleb Griffith[3] ; 3. 5R-Byron Reed[2] ; 4. 60-Jody Keegan[5] ; 5. 9-Jordan Ryan[8] ; 6. 83M-Broc Martin[4] ; 7. 41-Dominic Scelzi[7] ; 8. 7-Shawn Valenti[6]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 3 redraw for A starting position)

1. 73-Chris Andrews[2] ; 2. 09X-Carson Macedo[4] ; 3. 46AU-Stuart Williams[1] ; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 5. 8J-Jess Stiger[5] ; 6. 96AU-Bruce White[6] ; 7. 23-DJ Foos[7]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 5R-Byron Reed[8] ; 2. 83M-Broc Martin[5] ; 3. 60-Jody Keegan[12] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 5. 33M-Caleb Griffith[3] ; 6. 41-Dominic Scelzi[18] ; 7. 45L-Brian Lay[4] ; 8. 68G-Tyler Gunn[14] ; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[13] ; 10. 09-Craig Mintz[10] ; 11. 46AU-Stuart Williams[6] ; 12. 16-Stuart Brubaker[7] ; 13. 9-Jordan Ryan[15] ; 14. 73-Chris Andrews[1] ; 15. 8J-Jess Stiger[16] ; 16. 89-Dave Saxer[22] ; 17. 9C-Jimmy Colvin[17] ; 18. 96AU-Bruce White[19] ; 19. 09X-Carson Macedo[9] ; 20. 3J-Trey Jacobs[11] ; 21. 59-Bryan Nuckles[20] ; 22. 7-Shawn Valenti[21]

Hard Charger: 41-Dominic Scelzi +12

305 Sprints – Fremont Fence

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

1. 99-Alvin Roepke[1] ; 2. 7M-Brandon Moore[2] ; 3. 4*-Tyler Street[5] ; 4. 11G-Luke Griffith[3] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[8] ; 6. 41-Thomas Schinderle[4] ; 7. 20B-Cody Bova[7] ; 8. 39C-Scott Riley[6] ; 9. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[9]

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

1. 1-Nate Dussel[1] ; 2. 1X-Dustin Dinan[2] ; 3. 45-Trevor Baker[3] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[8] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[6] ; 6. 25-Jason Keckler[7] ; 7. 2L-Landon LaLonde[5] ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[9] ; 9. 7K-Matt Karbler[4]

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

1. 22M-Dan McCarron[1] ; 2. 66-Jamie Miller[4] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[7] ; 4. 97-Kyle Peters[3] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 6. 11N-Dustin Rall[2] ; 7. 77I-John Ivy[8] ; 8. 2F-Matt Foos[6]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[6] ; 3. 41-Thomas Schinderle[1] ; 4. 20B-Cody Bova[4] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[8] ; 6. 2L-Landon LaLonde[5] ; 7. 2F-Matt Foos[9] ; 8. 39C-Scott Riley[7] ; 9. 11N-Dustin Rall[3] ; 10. 7K-Matt Karbler[11] ; 11. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[10]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 66-Jamie Miller[2] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 3. 22M-Dan McCarron[3] ; 4. 1W-Paul Weaver[7] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 6. 11G-Luke Griffith[6] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[10] ; 8. 19R-Steve Rando[14] ; 9. 2-Ricky Peterson[15] ; 10. 99-Alvin Roepke[8] ; 11. 97-Kyle Peters[5] ; 12. 20B-Cody Bova[19] ; 13. 77I-John Ivy[17] ; 14. 25-Jason Keckler[16] ; 15. 1X-Dustin Dinan[12] ; 16. 41-Thomas Schinderle[18] ; 17. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[20] ; 18. 4*-Tyler Street[11] ; 19. 45-Trevor Baker[9] ; 20. 12-Kyle Capodice[13]

Hard Charger: 20B-Cody Bova +7

Late Models – Sunoco American Late Model Series

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

1. 21B-Rich Bell[3] ; 2. 5M-Ryan Markham[2] ; 3. 59-Larry Bellman[5] ; 4. 1N-Casey Noonan[7] ; 5. 01-Brandon Perkins[4] ; 6. 40-Wayne Maffett Jr[6] ; 7. 69R-Doug Baird[1]

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

1. 36-Matt Irey[1] ; 2. 27-Ken Hahn[3] ; 3. 71-Dave Hornikel[4] ; 4. 91-Rusty Schlenk[6] ; 5. 69-John Mayes Jr.[2] ; 6. 12-Kent Brewer[5] ; 7. 42*-Bob Mayer[7]

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

1. 15-Jon Henry[1] ; 2. 007-Rick Bond[2] ; 3. 92-Cody Scott[4] ; 4. 3L-Matt Miller[6] ; 5. 15B-Mike Bores[5] ; 6. 5J-Josh Haynes[7] ; 7. 03-Jim Gingery[3]

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

1. 51-Devin Shiels[2] ; 2. 34-Ky Harper[1] ; 3. 71S-Drew Smith[6] ; 4. 00-Mathew Chapman[3] ; 5. 12M-Bobby Michaels[4] ; 6. 8A-Rob Anderzack[5] ; 7. 12K-Kyle Dukeshire[7]

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

1. 69-John Mayes Jr.[2] ; 2. 15B-Mike Bores[3] ; 3. 01-Brandon Perkins[1] ; 4. 8A-Rob Anderzack[8] ; 5. 12-Kent Brewer[6] ; 6. 5J-Josh Haynes[7] ; 7. 03-Jim Gingery[11] ; 8. 40-Wayne Maffett Jr[5] ; 9. 69R-Doug Baird[9] ; 10. 12K-Kyle Dukeshire[12] ; 11. 42*-Bob Mayer[10] ; 12. 12M-Bobby Michaels[4]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 5M-Ryan Markham[5] ; 2. 21B-Rich Bell[4] ; 3. 71-Dave Hornikel[10] ; 4. 51-Devin Shiels[1] ; 5. 3L-Matt Miller[15] ; 6. 91-Rusty Schlenk[14] ; 7. 27-Ken Hahn[6] ; 8. 007-Rick Bond[7] ; 9. 8A-Rob Anderzack[20] ; 10. 92-Cody Scott[11] ; 11. 15B-Mike Bores[18] ; 12. 59-Larry Bellman[9] ; 13. 1N-Casey Noonan[13] ; 14. 71S-Drew Smith[12] ; 15. 36-Matt Irey[2] ; 16. 01-Brandon Perkins[19] ; 17. 00-Mathew Chapman[16] ; 18. 69-John Mayes Jr.[17] ; 19. 34-Ky Harper[8] ; 20. 15-Jon Henry[3] ; 21. 12-Kent Brewer[21]

Hard Charger: 8A-Rob Anderzack +11

 

 

Kerry Madsen Captures $20,000 Prize During Barb Wieskus Classic With National Sprint League at Jackson Motorplex; Bakker and Smith Also Win

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (July 29, 2016) - Kerry Madsen is $20,000 richer following a late-race pass on Friday during Abdo, Eick & Meyers, LLP Night at Jackson Motorplex, where a season-high 77 winged sprint cars competed among three classes during the Barb Wieskus Classic.

Madsen led the final six laps of the Spirit Lake Silver & Gold NSL 410 Sprint Cars featuring the National Sprint League main event to garner the biggest single-day payout in the track's storied history.

Additionally, Gregg Bakker captured the $2,000-to-win Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars main event and Colin Smith was the Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars winner.

The action was spectacular throughout the night at the half-mile oval, where the competition concluded with Madsen capitalizing on a miscue by Aaron Reutzel in the closing laps. Reutzel led the first 19 laps of the feature and he held off numerous challenges from Brian Brown and Madsen before a gaffe on Lap 20 allowed Madsen to sneak by.

"I just made one mistake and that's all it takes with these caliber of cars," a dejected Reutzel said after the race. "My guys gave me a perfect race car. I just failed to make 25 perfect laps."

Madsen, who threw a massive slide job on Brown for the runner-up position on Lap 17, took advantage of Reutzel missing his marks to take the lead three laps later. Madsen then pulled away for his third National Sprint League victory of the season, which is tied for the series lead.

"It was exciting," he said. "I got quicker on the long runs. We had a great race car. It was a little tricky early for a couple of laps and then it'd come right in. I had fun. The race track was great all night."

Sammy Swindell rounded out the podium with Ian Madsen advancing from 11th to fourth place and Dusty Zomer scoring a fifth-place result.

It was a rough night for the top two in the championship standings as Danny Lasoski finished 12th and points leader Craig Dollansky 15 th, which was his first result outside the top 10 during NSL competition this season. Dollansky currently leads Lasoski by five points in the standings.

Lasoski set quick time during qualifying for a series-leading seventh time this season before Bryan Clauson, Brown and Austin McCarl each won a heat race. Terry McCarl was victorious in the B Main.

Friday was the first night of a National Sprint League tripleheader this weekend. The series also has events on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and Sunday at Hancock County Speedway in Britt, Iowa.

Tickets for the race at Knoxville Raceway are $15 for adults, $10 for ages 13 to 19 and free for ages 12 and younger. Pit passes are $25. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:45 p.m. with qualifying at 7:15 p.m. The Cushion will provide live Pay-Per-View video from the race at http://www.TheCushion.com.

Adult tickets at Hancock County Speedway are $20 and $10 for children ages 5 to 12. Children 4 and younger are free. The front gate is scheduled to open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 6 p.m. Speed Shift TV will have live Pay-Per-View video at http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com.

Last-Deck ® 360 Sprint Cars

Bakker led the final 14 laps to claim his track-leading third triumph of the season and extend his lead in the championship standings.

"I wanted to win it last year when they had that nice trophy," he said of the Barb Wieskus Classic. "Barb meant a lot to all of us racers. It means a lot to me and my wife."

Blake Hahn held the top spot for the first two laps of the 20-lap feature before he spun in turn two. Hahn did a 360-degree spin and kept going, but he dropped to fifth place. Bryan Clauson took over the lead and he clicked off four laps in first place before he dramatically slowed to bring out a caution.

That handed the lead to Bakker, who had to hold off multiple attempts at passes for the lead in the closing laps. Scott Winters executed a slide job in turn two to take the top spot with three laps remaining, but Bakker regained the position entering turn three as a caution came out. Winters stuck to Bakker in the final laps, but a last-ditch effort in turns three and four on the last lap came up short and allowed Hahn to earn a runner-up finish.

Winters ended third with Ryan Bickett placing fourth and Lee Grosz fifth.

Clauson, who restarted 23rd after his caution, rebounded to finish seventh.

Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars

Smith survived a myriad of cautions to earn his second feature victory of the season.

"I was getting pretty worried with all the cautions," he said in Victory Lane. "I was waiting for someone to poke their head in there. I guess I did a good job."

Bill Johnson held off eighth-starting Bruce Anderson for the runner-up position. Clint Benson maneuvered from 10th to fourth place with points leader Michael Stien rounding out the top five.

NATIONAL SPRINT LEAGUE NOTES : Danny Lasoski earned a $200 bonus from Deberg Concrete and a $50 certificate from Slade Shock Technology for setting quick time during time trials. … Bryan Clauson garnered a $100 certificate from Walker Filtration Performance for winning a heat race. … Brian Brown scored a $100 certificate from Kaeding Performance for winning a heat race. … Austin McCarl captured a certificate from Keizer Aluminum Wheels for winning a heat race. … Sammy Swindell was the So Close Award winner and received a certificate from Rod End Supply for being the highest starting NSL driver who missed the feature redraw. … Terry McCarl powered to the Locked in Award to garner a $100 certificate from Hooker Harness by winning the B Main. … Brooke Tatnell picked up a $50 certificate from KSE Racing Products for being the Hard Charger in the A Main. … Clauson was given the Hard Luck Award, which provided a $100 certificate from Ti22 Performance for facing the worst luck of the night.

National Sprint League Race Report: Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on July 29, 2016 -

Deberg Concrete/Slade Shock Technology Time Trials: 1. 2-Danny Lasoski 16.021; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen 16.191; 3. 55l-Aaron Reutzel 16.227; 4. 56n-Davey Heskin 16.228; 5. 1-Sammy Swindell 16.290; 6. 82-Dusty Zomer 16.297; 7. 99-Brady Bacon 16.304; 8. 21-Brian Brown 16.312; 9. 17b-Bill Balog 16.321; 10. 17w-Bryan Clauson 16.322; 11. 12-Lynton Jeffrey 16.337; 12. 18-Ian Madsen 16.349; 13. 3-Tim Kaeding 16.373; 14. 2ks-Craig Dollansky 16.413; 15. 7-Kaley Gharst 16.433; 16. 15-Joe Riedel 16.444; 17. 09-Matt Juhl 16.462; 18. 17a-Austin McCarl 16.464; 19. 7w-Tasker Phillips 16.473; 20. 55-Brooke Tatnell 16.505; 21. 24-Terry McCarl 16.544; 22. 23w-Scott Winters 16.666; 23. 2c-Wayne Johnson 16.680; 24. 17e-Ryan Bickett 16.726; 25. 4w-Matt Wasmund 16.739; 26. 5h-Cory Eliason 16.752; 27. 16-Travis Whitney 16.806; 28. 10-Dakota Hendrickson 16.896; 29. 25-Dylan Peterson 16.990; 30. 35-Skylar Prochaska 16.999.

Walker Performance Filtration Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 17w-Bryan Clauson (3); 2. 2-Danny Lasoski (6); 3. 3-Tim Kaeding (2); 4. 99-Brady Bacon (4); 5. 56n-Davey Heskin (5); 6. 23w-Scott Winters (8); 7. 15-Joe Riedel (1); 8. 10-Dakota Hendrickson (10); 9. 4w-Matt Wasmund (9); 10. 7w-Tasker Phillips (7).

Kaeding Performance Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 21-Brian Brown (4); 2. 2ks-Craig Dollansky (2); 3. 29-Kerry Madsen (6); 4. 2c-Wayne Johnson (8); 5. 09-Matt Juhl (1); 6. 1-Sammy Swindell (5); 7. 5h-Cory Eliason (9); 8. 12-Lynton Jeffrey (3); 9. 55-Brooke Tatnell (7); 10. 25-Dylan Peterson (10).

Keizer Aluminum Wheels Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. 17a-Austin McCarl (1); 2. 82-Dusty Zomer (5); 3. 18-Ian Madsen (3); 4. 7-Kaley Gharst (2); 5. 17b-Bill Balog (4); 6. 55l-Aaron Reutzel (6); 7. 24-Terry McCarl (7); 8. 17e-Ryan Bickett (8); 9. 35-Skylar Prochaska (10); 10. 16-Travis Whitney (9).

B Main (8 Laps/Top 5 Transfer): 1. 24-Terry McCarl (1); 2. 7w-Tasker Phillips (5); 3. 16-Travis Whitney (9); 4. 17e-Ryan Bickett (4); 5. 55-Brooke Tatnell (3); 6. 10-Dakota Hendrickson (6); 7. 25-Dylan Peterson (10); 8. 4w-Matt Wasmund (7); 9. 5h-Cory Eliason (2); 10. 35-Skylar Prochaska (8).

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 29-Kerry Madsen (6); 2. 55l-Aaron Reutzel (2); 3. 1-Sammy Swindell (8); 4. 18-Ian Madsen (11); 5. 82-Dusty Zomer (5); 6. 21-Brian Brown (4); 7. 3-Tim Kaeding (13); 8. 99-Brady Bacon (1); 9. 17a-Austin McCarl (10); 10. 17b-Bill Balog (12); 11. 2c-Wayne Johnson (16); 12. 2-Danny Lasoski (7); 13. 24-Terry McCarl (20); 14. 7-Kaley Gharst (14); 15. 2ks-Craig Dollansky (9); 16. 55-Brooke Tatnell (24); 17. 16-Travis Whitney (22); 18. 12-Lynton Jeffrey (17); 19. 23w-Scott Winters (19); 20. 17e-Ryan Bickett (23); 21. 15-Joe Riedel (18); 22. 09-Matt Juhl (15); 23. 7w-Tasker Phillips (21); 24. 17w-Bryan Clauson (3). Laps led: Aaron Reutzel 1-19; Kerry Madsen 20-25.

UNOFFICIAL NATIONAL SPRINT LEAGUE TOP 10 IN POINTS AFTER ROUND 15 -

.1 2ks-Craig Dollansky 5212; 2. 2-Danny Lasoski 5207; 3. 21-Brian Brown 4740; 4. 18-Ian Madsen 4650; 5. 55-Brooke Tatnell 4069; 6. 1s-Sammy Swindell 3744; 7. 56n-Davey Heskin 3472; 8. 7w-Tasker Phillips 3467; 9. 29-Kerry Madsen 3174; 10. 10-Dakota Hendrickson 2870.

2016 FEATURE WINNERS -

Craig Dollansky - 3 (Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on May 20 and June 22 and Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines, Iowa, on May 29); Kerry Madsen - 3 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on May 28 and June 18 and Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on July 29); Brian Brown - 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 4 and July 23); Danny Lasoski - 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on May 21 and Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, Iowa, on June 19); Sammy Swindell - 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 25 and July 1); Terry McCarl - 1 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on May 6); Daryn Pittman - 1 (Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on June 24); and Logan Schuchart - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., on July 8).

Last-Deck ® 360 Sprint Cars Race Report: Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on July 29, 2016 -

Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn (4); 2. 4j-Lee Grosz (1); 3. 2h-Bill Boles (2); 4. 23w-Scott Winters (7); 5. 2l-Logan Forler (5); 6. 7-Kaley Gharst (6); 7. 20-Casey Friedrichsen (8); 8. 33-James Broty (3); 9. 10j-Justin Jacobsma (10); 10. 10-Trevor Serbus (DNS).

Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 17b-Ryan Bickett (1); 2. 17b-Bryan Clauson (9); 3. 2-Derrik Lusk (3); 4. 3p-Sawyer Phillips (4); 5. 35-Skylar Prochaska (6); 6. 42-Kevin Flowers (2); 7. 21-Devin Friedrichsen (7); 8. 2d-Dusty Ballenger (5); 9. 7d-Dave Becker (8); 10. 22-Kaleb Johnson (10).

Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. 11x-Gregg Bakker (2); 2. 75-Brandon Geldner (1); 3. 13mj-Brandon Halverson (8); 4. 20g-Chris Graf (9); 5. 14k-Kyle Bellm (5); 6. 1-Dean Brown (3); 7. 32-Dalton Johnson (4); 8. 75c-Casey Heser (6); 9. 2ck-Kenny Long (7).

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 11x-Gregg Bakker (4); 2. 52-Blake Hahn (2); 3. 23w-Scott Winters (6); 4. 17b-Ryan Bickett (5); 5. 4j-Lee Grosz (8); 6. 2-Derrik Lusk (10); 7. 17w-Bryan Clauson (1); 8. 3p-Sawyer Phillips (12); 9. 35-Skylar Prochaska (13); 10. 2l-Logan Forler (14); 11. 20-Casey Friedrichsen (17); 12. 14k-Kyle Bellm (15); 13. 10j-Justin Jacobsma (23); 14. 22-Kaleb Johnson (26); 15. 1-Dean Brown (18); 16. 13mj-Brandon Halverson (3); 17. 2h-Bill Boles (11); 18. 7d-Dave Becker (25); 19. 42-Kevin Flowers (19); 20. 32-Dalton Johnson (21); 21. 33-James Broty (24); 22. 2d-Dusty Ballenger (22); 23. 21-Devin Friedrichsen (20); 24. 75-Brandon Geldner (9); 25. 20g-Chris Graf (7); 26. 10-Trevor Serbus (27); 27. 7-Kaley Gharst (DNS); 28. 2ck-Kenny Long (DNS); 29. 75c-Casey Heser (DNS).

Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars Race Report: Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on July 29, 2016 -

Heat Race #1 (6 Laps): 1. 4sn-Nate Eakin (4); 2. 14k-Victoria Knutson (2); 3. 51a-Elliot Amdahl (5); 4. 4s-Michael Stien (6); 5. 100-Clint Benson (9); 6. 10-Trevor Serbus (3); 7. 46&2-Val Urman (8); 8. 77-Taylor Ryan (1); 9. 51-Corey Kautz (7).

Heat Race #2 (6 Laps): 1. 05-Colin Smith (3); 2. 56-Bill Johnson (4); 3. 2-Neil Stevens (2); 4. 1b-Brett Geldner (1); 5. 11a-Bruce Anderson (5); 6. 5-Brady Forbrook (6); 7. 7l-Jesse Lindberg (9); 8. 33g-Tadd Holliman (8); 9. 81e-Eric Bridger (7).

A Feature (15 Laps): 1. 05-Colin Smith (4); 2. 56-Bill Johnson (6); 3. 11a-Bruce Anderson (8); 4. 100-Clint Benson (10); 5. 4s-Michael Stien (9); 6. 4sn-Nate Eakin (5); 7. 1b-Brett Geldner (1); 8. 2-Neil Stevens (3); 9. 7l-Jesse Lindberg (14); 10. 81e-Eric Bridger (18); 11. 51-Corey Kautz (17); 12. 51a-Elliot Amdahl (7); 13. 77-Taylor Ryan (15); 14. 46&2-Val Urman (13); 15. 10-Trevor Serbus (11); 16. 5-Brady Forbrook (12); 17. 33g-Tadd Holliman (16); 18. 14k-Victoria Knutson (2).

UP NEXT -

NATIONAL SPRINT LEAGUE: Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and Sunday at Hancock County Speedway in Britt, Iowa

JACKSON MOTORPLEX : Aug. 6 featuring Wilmont Oil IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine & Marine IMCA sport mods, Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA hobby stocks, Boji Bay Water Park IMCA sport compacts and After Hours Graphics & Tees IMCA stock cars

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JacksonSpeedway/?fref=ts

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated half-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays and Saturdays from May through September with 410ci winged sprint cars, 360ci winged sprint cars, IMCA a mods, IMCA stock cars, IMCA sport mods, IMCA hobby stocks and IMCA sport compacts among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com.

 

 

Velasquez Stays Hot on Driver Appreciation Night at DCRP!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 29, 2016) – Taylor Velasquez maintained the hot hand in Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car racing competition by charging to victory lane in Friday night’s 20-lap “Driver’s Appreciation Night” main event before a capacity crowd at Dodge City Raceway Park.

While Velasquez notched his second Sprint Car win in as many weeks, other Driver’s Appreciation Night winners atop the 3/8-mile clay oval among the field of 85 cars included Cole Traugott in IMCA Modifieds, Robert Elliott in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Michael Pepper in IMCA Stock Cars and Matt O’Hair in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

In the 20-lap Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car feature that put the wraps on the night, Velasquez took advantage a lap four restart to take the lead away from Mike Peters and maintained command the rest of the way aboard the Bearcat Well Service/Fronk Oil Company No. 21x for his fourth DCRP win of the year.

While Velasquez started on the front row outside, pole starter Peters gunned into the lead on the initial start that was waved off when Jordan Randles got into the turn four wall and turned over and then jumped ahead of Velasquez again on the second start.

“He was getting some good runs on me on those original starts,” Velasquez explained.

But when the caution flew after Brandon Sprott’s turn four spin after three laps, Velasquez pounced on Peters on the restart and led the rest of the way as the final 17 laps ran off in non-stop fashion.

After entering the night one point behind Luke Cranston in the championship points chase, the Turpin, OK, racer took over the points lead. But not by much, as Cranston worked his way forward to claim runner-up honors.

Racing from fourth to eighth in the opening handful of laps, Cranston battled past Jeremy Huish for third just past the midway point and then slid past Peters for second with the white flag in sight.

Peters settled for third with Huish and Ray Seemann rounding out the top five.

Woodward’s Cole Traugott made the most of his first visit to DCRP since May 21 by reeling off his fourth IMCA Modified win in his last four starts atop the 3/8-mile clay oval.

In the process, Traugott played the role of spoiler by taking the lead away from Jack Kirchoff just three laps shy of the checkered flag in the 20-lapper.

While Traugott worked forward from 12th, Kirchoff jumped into the lead at the outset from the front row outside. With Kirchoff leading the way, Traugott cracked the top five by the 12th lap then picked off position by position to set up the race-winning pass for the win on a lap 18 restart.

Traugott beat Kirchoff to the line with William Nusser, Kale Beavers and David Solberg rounding out the top five.

The IMCA Sport Modifieds came down to the final laps as well with Clinton, Oklahoma’s Robert Elliott battling past Kale Roach just two laps from the end of the 20-lapper for his first DCRP win.

While Elliott worked forward from 11th, it was tenth-starter Roach wresting the lead away from early leader Toby Witthuhn on the ninth round.

Elliott was on the march though, sitting third when defending track champion Jeff Kaup spun from contention with front end woes after 11 laps. Elliott took second away from Witthuhn on the 13th round and then after a lap 16 caution, looked high and then low before battling past Roach into the lead on the white flag lap.

Elliott kept Roach at bay over the final lap to secure the win with Witthuhn, Matthew Crowell and Bart Baker rounding out the top five.

In the 15-lap IMCA Stock Car feature, Michael Pepper took advantage of a late caution to reel off his fifth consecutive win and seventh of the year overall.

While Pepper tried to battle through the pack, it looked for much of the way that Ron Hartman would put a stop to the streak. Even when Pepper finally worked his way into second with five laps to go, Hartman’s lead seemed insurmountable.

But a caution one lap later changed the game, with Pepper racing by on the 13th lap to take the win ahead of Hartman, early leader Brett Copeland, Dusty Witthuhn and Chris Oliver.

The 15-lap IMCA Hobby Stock feature was a barnburner as well, with Matt O’Hair fending off Brady Bencken and Duane Wahrman to capture his third win of the year and take over the points lead in the process.

After a pair of early melees, O’Hair raced into the lead from the sixth starting position on the second lap. Bencken and Wahrman were hot on his heels though, with the lead trio racing under a blanket over the latter half of the race.

O’Hair fought off the duo for the win with David Berger and Reagan Sellard rounding out the top five behind Bencken and Wahrman.

Action continues at Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday night, August 20, with the fourth and final leg of the USAC Southwest non-wing Sprint Cars “Freedom Tour” along with POWRi West Midgets and the K.A.R. Evart Isaac Tribute.

Dodge City Raceway Park – Driver Appreciation Night

July 29 Results:

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 33-Koby Walters, 2. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 3. 10-Jordan Knight, 4. 97-Brian Herbert, 5. 007-Jordan Randles, 6. 28-Tracey Hill, 7. 17x-Craig Jecha, 8. 31m-Eric Matthews, 9. 18-Brandon Sprott.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 2. 49x-Mike Peters, 3. 72-Ray Seemann, 4. 11-Keefe Hemel, 5. 20-Luke Cranston, 6. 6-Kaden Taylor, 7. 11k-Tyler Knight, 8. 49-Kris Moore, 9. 1x-Cody Lampe.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 2. 20-Luke Cranston, 3. 49x-Mike Peters, 4. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 5. 72-Ray Seemann, 6. 28-Tracey Hill, 7. 97-Brian Herbert, 8. 10-Jordan Knight, 9. 11k-Tyler Knight, 10. 49-Kris Moore, 11. 33-Koby Walters, 12. 11-Keefe Hemel, 13. 17x-Craig Jecha, 14. 18-Brandon Sprott, 15. 007-Jordan Randles. DNS: 6-Kaden Taylor, 31m-Eric Matthews, 1x-Cody Lampe.

IMCA Modifieds:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 25b-Tom Beavers, 2. 7s-David Solberg, 3. 3h-Ryan Heger, 4. 2L-Tracy Link, 5. 3c-Casey Jo Gemmill, 6. 75-Randle McRoberts, 7. 7-Clay Money.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 25-Kale Beavers, 2. 44-Mike Lunow, 3. 7n-William Nusser, 4. 1n-Nick Link, 5. 01-Jesse Smith, 6. A2-Randy Wilson. DNS: 1m-Cody Gearhart.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 721-Troy Gemmill, 2. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 3. 57-Joel Lane, 4. 9-Cole Traugott, 5. G3-Brendon Gemmill, 6. 8r-Jesse Richter.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 9-Cole Traugott, 2. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 3. 7n-William Nusser, 4. 25-Kale Beavers, 5. 7s-David Solberg, 6. 57-Joel Lane, 7. G3-Brendon Gemmill, 8. 3h-Ryan Heger, 9. 1n-Nick Link, 10. 3c-Casey Jo Gemmill, 11. 44-Mike Lunow, 12. 01-Jesse Smith, 13. 2L-Tracy Link, 14. 75-Randle McRoberts, 15. 7-Clay Money, 16. 8r-Jesse Richter, 17. 25b-Tom Beavers, 18. A2-Randy Wilson, 19. 1m-Cody Gearhart. DNS: 721-Troy Gemmill.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 81T-Tristen Barton, 2. 12-Kevin Tabor, 3. 2c-Matthew Crowell, 4. 50-Garrett Donley, 5. 18-Kyle Wiens, 6. 62-Marvin Ward, 7. 7J-Jamie French.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 5r-Kaleb Roach, 2. 37-Bart Baker, 3. 71-Jesse Hoskins, 4. 10T-Toby Witthuhn, 5. 10-Alex Wiens, 6. 4-Scott Claussen, 7. 57-Tanner Brunson.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 92-Jeff Kaup, 2. 09-Robert Elliott, 3. 8-Brian May, 4. 12x-Brad Johnson, 5. 44-Austin Walker, 6. 40d-Steve Dent.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 09-Robert Elliott, 2. 5r-Kaleb Roach, 3. 10T-Toby Witthuhn, 4. 2c-Matthew Crowell, 5. 37-Bart Baker, 6. 12-Kevin Tabor, 7. 71-Jesse Hoskins, 8. 18-Kyle Wiens, 9. 10-Alex Wiens, 10. 4-Scott Claussen, 11. 57-Tanner Brunson, 12. 81T-Tristen Barton, 13. 12x-Brad Johnson, 14. 50-Garrett Donley, 15. 7J-Jamie French, 16. 44-Austin Walker, 17. 8-Brian May, 18. 92-Jeff Kaup, 19. 40d-Steve Dent, 20. 62-Marvin Ward.

IMCA Stock Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 17m-Shannon Maughlin, 2. 22-Michael Pepper, 3. 55h-Ron Hartman, 4. 19-Brett Copeland, 5. 11J-Justin Lewis, 6. 22w-Mike Warter, 7. 28-Ryan Grubbs.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 54p-Kyle Pfeifer, 2. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 3. 3-Chris Oliver, 4. 33-Marlin Hogie, 5. 28x-Jack Pepper, 6. 37x-Jeff Tubbs.

“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 22-Michael Pepper, 2. 55h-Ron Hartman, 3. 19-Brett Copeland, 4. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 5. 3-Chris Oliver, 6. 33-Marlin Hogie, 7. 11J-Justin Lewis, 8. 22w-Mike Warter, 9. 28-Ryan Grubbs, 10. 54p-Kyle Pfeifer, 11. 37x-Jeff Tubbs, 12. 28x-Jack Pepper. DNS: 17m-Shannon Maughlin.

IMCA Hobby Stocks:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 2m-Matt O’Hair, 2. 17w-Duane Wahrman, 3. 20-Tyler Walker, 4. 69-Danny Schulte, 5. 57-Chad Kelley, 6. 44b-David Berger. DNS: 55-Jacob Huse.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 711-Brady Bencken, 2. 007-Bryan Habiger, 3. 7-Tom Reed, 4. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 5. 78c-Calvin Mann, 6. 7h-Corey Hacker. DNS: 51-Clint Long.

“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 2m-Matt O’Hair, 2. 711-Brady Bencken, 3. 17w-Duane Wahrman, 4. 44b-David Berger, 5. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 6. 7-Tom Reed, 7. 69-Danny Schulte, 8. 55-Jacob Huse, 9. 7h-Corey Hacker, 10. 007-Bryan Habiger, 11. 20-Tyler Walker, 12. 78c-Calvin Mann. DNS: 57-Chad Kelley, 51-Clint Long.

 

 

Night 1 of Summer Nationals to Crockett

7/29/16

Alger, WA – The hottest day of the year at Skagit Speedway produced sizzling results for Roger Crockett. The Medford, OR driver took the lead with four laps to go to win the opening night of the Bob’s Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals and in the process, locked himself into a top eight start for Saturday night’s $10,000 to win finale.

Colton Heath led from the outset of the main with Jason Solwold chasing. Solwold took the lead from Heath on lap three and began his march into lapped cars, as Heath and Crockett experimented with their racing lines behind him. Solwold had put three lapped cars between himself and his stalkers before disaster happened coming to complete lap 12. Three cars collected up in the middle of turn four and the leader had nowhere to go, as Jason collected into Robbie Price, Mack Brown and Bud Ashe, causing a red flag. The three other drivers would be finished for the evening, while Solwold was forced to the pits for repairs. He’d return to rally back up to eighth place. In the interim, Heath resumed the lead with Crockett hot on his heels. Heath appeared to be getting away from Crockett until a lap 13 caution for Cam Smith tightened the field again. Another restart saw Colton once again stretch and advantage on Roger, but a lap 17 yellow for Jared Ridge bunched them one final time. Crockett had been mimicking Heath’s line around the track but on the restart, he changed his line to go high around the turns. This paid dividends, as Roger built a huge head of steam and crossed underneath Colton on the back straight on lap 21 to take the lead. From there, Roger returned to the high groove where he held strong and grabbed the win. Heath was second with Evan Margeson third and Jared Peterson fourth.

Crockett was fast time on the night. Heat winners were Margeson, Travis Rilat, Solwold and Peterson. Jared Ridge and Nate Vaughn won the B Mains. Of note, Solwold made it back up to eighth after his accident.

The top four finishers from the A Main have locked into the top eight redraw for tomorrow night’s 40 lap, $10,000 to win. The remaining competitors will run a full format with qualifying, heats, and b mains. The top four qualifiers who transfer through their heats will join the top four from Friday night in the redraw. Joining the show for Saturday night will be the ever popular Triple X Northwest Focus Midget Series.

360 Sprints

Fast Time – Roger Crockett 12.103

Heat 1 – Evan Margeson, Roger Crockett, Justin Youngquist, Bud Ashe, David Miller, Robbie Price, Luke Didiuk, Tristen Spiers

Heat 2 – Travis Rilat, Cam Smith, Henry Van Dam, Colton Heath, Jake Helsel, Steve Reeves, Devin Madonia, Brandon Harkness

Heat 3 – Jason Solwold, Chase Goetz, Travis Jacobson, Mack Brown, Jared Ridge, Nate Vaughn, Lance Sargent, Jason Reed

Heat 4 – Jared Peterson, JJ Hickle, Eric Fisher, Bricen James, Trevor Cook, Cody Ridge, Steve James, Reece Goetz

B Main 1 – Jared Ridge, Price, C Ridge, Didiuk, Harkness, Sargent, Reed, Spiers

B Main 2 – Nate Vaughn, Helsel, Miller, Madonia, Reeves, Cook, S James

A Main – Roger Crockett, Heath, Margeson, Peterson, Rilat, Youngquist, Van Dam, Solwold, Hickle, Jacobson, Fisher, B James, Helsel, C Goetz, Vaughn, J Ridge, Smith, Miller, Brown, Ashe, C Ridge, Price

Lap Leaders – Heath 1-2 Solwold 3-11 Heath 12-20 Crockett 21-25

 

Forsberg Survives the Heat and Wins

Chico, CA (July 29, 2016)…It had been awhile since Auburn’s Andy Forsberg won a 410 winged sprint car race at Chico. To be exact, his last win during a 410 race came on August 15, 2014. Tonight, Forsberg would not be denied. While the racing at Silver Dollar Speedway is always on fire, the temperature hit 106 degrees and because of this the crowd and car count was a little down. Yet, Forsberg said, “All the credit goes to you fans here tonight. I love racing but if I wasn’t racing, I’m not sure if I would have sat out in this heat watching us.” It was Forsberg’s tenth win of the year and 43rd for his career at Chico.

Andy Gregg grabbed the early lead during the 25-lap sprint car main event. A few laps later Forsberg drove around Gregg on the top of the track. Forsberg began to extend his lead and looked to be headed towards a comfortable win. Yet, the yellow flag waived for Kalib Henry on lap 16. This closed up the field to Forsberg’s rear bumper. While Gregg was still in second, the driver moving up the most was Bud Kaeding. Starting in the ninth spot, Kaeding restarted the race in third. The next two laps were completed and Kaeding was able to pass Gregg. Henry stopped off turn four for the second time and the field was brought to halt once again. It was shaping up to be a seven lap dash to the end. Forsberg definitely felt the pressure as he missed his marks a couple of times. Kaeding had one enormous run going into turn one and tried to slide up in front of Forsberg but was not able to clear him. Forsberg motored on to the win. The crowd saluted Kaeding who drove a tremendous race. Gregg had a solid night to finish in third. Sean Becker finished fourth. Seth Nunes continues to improve and ran fifth.

Becker turned the fastest lap in qualifying with an 11.986. Two young guns Seth Nunes and Chase Majdic each won their heat races. A total of 15 cars turned out for point race #12.

Brent Lawrence visited victory lane for the first time in his career during the 20 lap street stock main event. Lawrence held off a charging Shawn Smith and Phillip Shelby. The race was halted by a red flag when Richard Workman flipped violently down the back stretch about the half-way point. Workman was uninjured but his car was destroyed. When the race resumed it was still all about Lawrence. For a few laps Smith was able to duck underneath Lawrence but never able to pass him for the lead. Lawrence mentioned in victory lane that it’s been a great week. Last week he got married and now won his first race. Gary Newman and Shelby won the eight lap heat races.

Matt Sargent won the exciting 20-lap dwarf car feature event. Shawn Jones applied the most pressure to Sargent, but a mid-race mechanical failure sidelined Jones for the rest of the feature. Sargent thanked his car owner who towed the car all the way from Arizona. Danny Wagner and Kevin Bender battled it out for the second spot. Wagner was able to fend off Bender and finished second. Jeff Fitch is always a front runner and tonight finished fourth. Mike Reeder came home in the fifth spot. Jones, Bender and Wagner each won their eight lap heat race. A nice total of 19 dwarf cars attended tonight’s races.

John Clark led all 20 laps during the wingless main event but don’t let that stat fool you because the excitement for the lead was as good as it gets. Terry Schank Jr. dove high and low and tried everything in his power to pass Clark. While Clark continued to drive a solid line and showed great speed, it was Schank who gave the crowd their money’s worth. In the end it was Clark picking up his second career win at Chico. Schank was second and Jeremy Wilson came home in the third spot. Angelique Bell crossed the line in fourth. Brett Youngman rebounded from an off night to finish fifth. Clark won the lone heat race of the evening giving him the clean sweep.

Full results available at www.silverdollarspeedway.com

 

 

Jack Sodeman Jr. drives his dad’s tribute car to Victory Lane on Nostalgia Night Swartzlander and Flinner pad Hall of Fame resumes Zambotti dedicates third win of 2016 to Ralph Engle

Sarver, PA (July 29, 2016) Friday Night was Nostalgia Night and Jack Sodeman Jr. paid a fitting tribute to his Hall of Fame father Jack Sodeman Sr. by driving his retro Arby’s scheme to Dlubak Powder Coatings Victory Lane for the third time this season. Sodeman, who leads the Peoples Sprints point standings with four races remaining on the schedule, was engaged in a great battle for the lead with Defending Track Champion AJ Flick, but a slide job by Sodeman resulted in Flick lifting and sliding over the cusion in turn four, which in turn resulted in Flick riding the front stretch wall and eventually getting upside down at the flagstand. Flick landed on four wheels and climbed out of the car, no worse for the wear. Sodeman held off Sye Lynch and Brandon Matus to score his third win of the season.

Before Sodeman did his trademark wing dance in Victory Lane, future Hall of Famers Brian Swartzlander and John Flinner returned to Victory Lane for the first time this season. Swartzlander was shot out of a cannon at the drop of the initial green flag and never looked back to score his 91st career feature win in the Diehl Modifieds. Flinner had a more difficult path to Victory Lane in the Precise Late Models, as he and Mike Pegher Jr. traded paint multiple times before a Flinner slide job in turns three & four resulted in Pegher sliding to a stop at the top of turn four and out of contention as Flinner motored down the front straightaway. On the ensuing restart, Flinner drove away from points leader Russ King and Michael Norris to score his 43rd career win.

Nostalgia Night came to a dramatic finish as Joey Zambotti held off the furious charges of Defending Track Champion Corey McPherson and Aaron Easler in the Millerstown Pic-A-Part Sportsman. After scoring his third feature win of the season, Zambotti climbed the front stretch fence and then later in Victory Lane dedicated the win to Lernerville Tech Inspector Ralph Engle who is dealing with health issues.

7.29.16

Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar 410 Sprint Feature: (25 Laps) 1. (23Jr) Jack Sodeman Jr., N. Jackson, OH 2. (24X) Sye Lynch, Apollo 3. (13) Brandon Matus, Wampum 4. (7K) Dan Shetler, Johnstown 5. (51) John Garvin Jr., Sarver 6. (O) Andy McKisson, Strattanville 7. (33) Brent Matus, Wampum 8. (40) George Hobaugh Jr. , Chicora 9. (27) Zach Morrow, Mars 10. (C1) Clay Riney, Wellsburg, WV 11. (44) Pete Landram, Jeanette 12. (4K) Bill Kiley, Cabot 13. (11) Scott Priester, Rimersburg 14. (2) AJ Flick, Apollo 15. (23) Darren Pifer, Punxsy 16. (76) Davey Jones, Warrendale 17. (08) Dan Kuriger, New Brighton 18. (24) Alex Paden, New Wilmington 19. (22E) Ralph Engle, Harmony Heat Winners: Brandon Matus, Alex Paden

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models Feature: (25 Laps) 1. (4T8) John Flinner, Zelienople 2. (56) Russ King, Bristolville, OH 3. (72) Michael Norris, Sarver 4. (10) Alex Ferree, Saxonburg 5. (111) Matt Lux, Franklin 6. (66) Todd Bachman, Natrona Heights 7. (29) Ken Schaltenbrand, Sarver 8. (4) Ed Ferree, Valencia 9. (B1) Brandon Wearing, Callery 10. (36) Tony Musolino, Pittsburgh 11. (1C) Mike Pegher Jr., Wexford 12. (10L) Gary Lyle, Hyde Park 13. (27) Michael Lake, Uniontown 14. (7) Scott Gunn, North Fayette 15. (8S) Tommy Schirnhofer, Dormont 16. (84) Andrew Wylie, Saltsburg DNS (9) Clayton Kennedy, Mars DNS (81) Mike Miller, Chicora Heat Winners: Andrew Wylie, Russ King

Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modified Feature: (25 Laps) 1. (83) Brian Swartzlander, Leechburg 2. (29) Garrett Krummert, Slippery Rock 3. (165) Rex King Jr., Bristolville, OH 4. (6) Mat Williamson, St Catharines. ONT 5. (65) Rex King Sr., Bristolville, OH 6. (61) Dave Murdick, Meridian 7. (37MD) Jeremiah Shingledecker, Polk 8. (45) Steve Feder, Butler 9. (7Z) Mark Flick, Apollo 10. (96) Mike Turner, Herman 11. (64) Rodney Beltz, Ellwood City 12. (66M) JR McGinley, Fairmont City 13. (03) Mark Frankhouser, Philipsburg 14. (28) Tom Winkle, Mars 15. (31) Jim Weller III, Hubbard, OH 16. (75) Jeff Miller, Sarver Heat Winners: Mike Turner, Dave Murdick

 

 

Brian Brown and Austin Siebert Claim Night of Stars Victories at Missouri State Fair Speedway!

By Sam Stoecklin MSFS Public Relations July 29, 2016

(Sedalia, Missouri) Race engines brought an extra sense excitement Thursday evening at the Missouri State Fairgrounds as the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region Sprint Cars presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps and USRA Modifieds filled the night with high-energy and horsepower.

Fifteen ASCS Warrior Region sprint cars took part in the night’s action with a pair of heat races, a crowd-pleasing grudge match, and the 25-lap main event.

Higginsville’s Austin Alumbaugh powered his way to the front of the field from fourth on the grid to claim the opening heat race in a hard-fought victory ahead of Evan Martin and Lanny Carpenter while Warrior Region point’s leader Jonathan Cornell picked up the win in the second heat race in dominating fashion over fourth-starting Danny Lasoski and Brian Brown.

Brown and Lasoski later returned for the highly anticipated Best Two Out of Three ‘Grudge Match’ for the night. Lasoski drew the inside starting position for round one and held back several challenges from Lasoski to claim round number one. Lasoski then started round two on the inside and like the first round leader, had to hold off several bids for the lead by Brown to claim round two. With the match event at one apiece, Brown flew off of turn four in the final two-lap showdown for the family bragging rights. Lasoski posted several strong runs, especially off of turn four on the high side but in the end Brown went on to claim two out of the three rounds to take home ‘Grudge Match’ honors for 2016.

The top eight cars after the heat races participated in the mid-program redraw and it was Evan Martin and Jonathan Cornell who started the 25-lap main event on row one with Brown and Corey Nelson making up row number two. From the onset of the initial green flag Cornell established himself as the front-runner as he pulled away from the field. Meanwhile, it didn’t take Brown long to start reeling in Cornell at the front as he moved passed both Martin and Nelson to gain the runner-up spot. By lap nine, Brown began to put the pressure on Cornell as the duo mastered the lapped traffic in classic sprint-car battle for the top spot.

As the pair throttled off of turn four Cornell’s bid for a sixth regional win of the year went up in smoke as his power plant let loose a huge plume of smoke down the front stretch as Brown quickly maneuvered around both Cornell and a lapped car to avoid contact.

Sixteen-year old Broc Elliott took a wild ride in between turns one and two during the second half of the race as his car went air born and up and over the turn two guard rail. After a few moments unstrapping himself from the car, the high school football star from California thankfully walked up to the guard rail under his own power and gave a wave to the relieved crowd after his night came to a grinding halt.

Brown took off on the next couple restarts but Uncle Danny Lasoski of Dover, Missouri never let his nephew out of his sights and challenged Brown into turn one and off of turn two; however, Brown’s machine was just too strong on the longer green-flag runs at the historic half mile as he cruised to his 44th career regional ASCS victory, placing him just two wins from tying Randy Martin’s win record. Brown thanked his sponsors and the fans for coming out on a Thursday to take in the action on the half mile, he also thanked race promoter Gerry Olson for bringing racing back to Sedalia for the 2016 season.

Lasoski finished in the second position with Corey nelson turning in a strong run to finish the night out in the third position. Austin Alumbaugh advanced from eight on the grid to finish fourth on the night while Warrensburg’s Taylor Walton moved from his ninth-starting position to finish the night in fifth. Rounding out the top ten were Evan Martin, Tyler Blank, Matt Close, Scott Comstock and Tony Bruce, Jr.

Fourteen USRA Modifieds turned out for the night’s half-mile action and competed in two preliminary heat races to sort out their lineup for the 15-lap main event. Three-time Missouri State Championship winner Jim Moody took the victory in the night’s opening heat race by holding off fifth-starting Austin Siebert for the win, Jason Bodenhamer finished third. Jason Russell and Fenton, Missouri’s Ken Schrader battled for the win in heat two with Schrader ultimately prevailing over Russell and Scotty Robert for the win.

Siebert and Moody earned the front-row starting positions after the heat races with Schrader and Robert starting in row two. Siebert, in his new 2016 MBcustoms #16 modified and Moody took the initial green flag and battled closely for the top spot during the opening laps. Roberts’ night came to a heart-breaking early end as his car belted smoke just as he took over the third position.

Behind Siebert and Moody, some of the best racing of the night took place among Schrader, Russell, Shad Badder, and USMTS regular ‘Big Daddy’ Joe Duvall, who stopped in for competition on his way to a pair of Minnesota USTMS events. Just passed the mid-point of the race as Siebert and Moody began to approach lapped traffic, Moody was right behind the leader in a bid for the lead when his car spun in between turns three and four, forcing Moody to start tail-back on the ensuing restart.

With Moody left to battle his way back towards the front, Siebert had clear sailing for the next few laps after the restart but Jason Russell began methodically reeling in the race-long leader in the race’s closing laps. Russell showed Siebert his nose on a couple occasions but in the end was unable to make the pass for the win as Siebert went on to add another win to his growing resume. In victory lane Siebert thanked his Dad and his crew and said he could not have won the event without their support and dedication. It was Siebert’s first win of the year after competing in his late model for the better part of the season.

Jason Russell’s solid night of competition saw him come away second in the event with Duvall racing his way from sixth on the starting grid to round out the podium in third position. Schrader’s consistent night produced a strong run to the fourth spot while Badder held strong by advancing from eighth to complete the top five. Finishing sixth through tenth were Jim Moody who clawed his way back towards the front, followed by Jason Bodenhamer, Curt Potter, Christopher Moon, and Slater, Missouri veteran driver Rick Kimberling.

The evening’s program was sponsored by Central Bank and Subway of Sedalia while heat races were presented by ‘Better Country’ KIX 105.7 FM, BOB FM 92.3 and KSIS 1050 AM radio. Dairy Queen and Steak ‘N Shake of Sedalia presented the night’s restarts.

Find and like Missouri State Fair Speedway online at www.facebook.com/MISSOURISTATEFAIRSPEEDWAY. The next event at the ‘Historic Half Mile’ is Sunday, August 21st when the ASCS National Tour drivers compete for $15,000 to win! The speedway will be the place to be as the Missouri State Fair comes to an end with the roar of motors filling the night for the expected large-capacity crowd. Admission prices for the event are: $23 Adult, $21 Military/Senior (Age 65+), $10 Students (Age 13-17), $5 Youth (Age 6-12), Free Kids (5 & Under). The ULMA Late Model 16-car Invitational Race will serve as the support class for the event as 16 invited drivers including ULMA past champions and current ULMA drivers compete in a $1,000-to-win main event prior to the ASCS National tour officially closing out the 2016 fair. For more information about Missouri State Fair events and ticketing, visit http://www.mostatefair.com/entertainment-attractions/concerts-tractor-pulls

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA NORTHERN CRATE NATIONALS PRESENTED BY BURGER BARN TOTAL ENTRIES - 132

 KOOL KIDZ-CORR/PAK 360 SPRINT CARS (34 entries)

A-FEATURE (20 laps - NT) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 4 Kasey Kahne (3) 2. 67x Parker Price-Miller (13) 3. 5d Dave Dykstra (2) 4. 10 Mitch Brown (5) 5. 67c Steve Collins (12) 6. 14h Jim Huppunen (6) 7. 18 Ryan Susice (9) 8. 87 Jason Barney (4) 9. 10c Paulie Colagiovanni (19) 10. 01 Mikey Kruchka (10) 11. 9 Steve Lyons (9) 12. 22 Shawn Sliter (16) 13. 17x Dain Naida (20) 14. 1-10 Jake Brown (18) 15. 69k Scott Kreutter (17) 16. DNF 0 Glenn Styres (7) 17. DNF 38 Tyler Hendricks (14) 18. DNF 3r Shane Ross (11) 19. DNF 97 Cory Turner (1) 20. DNF 47x Dylan Westbrook (8) A-Feature Lap Leaders - Dave Dykstra (1-6), Kasey Kahne (7-20) Hard Charger - Parker Price-Miller (+11)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - 1:59.381) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre ON (2), 2. 18 Ryan Susice, Ransomville NY (1), 3. 01 Mikey Kruchka, Hamilton ON (5), 4. 67x Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo IN (4), / 5. 69k Scott Kreutter, Cowlesville NY (3), 6. 27z Stan Zanchin, Fort Erie ON (7), 7. 2 Lee Winger, Mount Hope ON (9), 8. 43 Scott Sherk, Port Colborne ON (6), 9. 0c Cole MacDonald, Waterdown ON (8)

INSTA-INSULATION HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - 2:01.231) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 87 Jason Barney, Brewerton NY (1), 2. 4 Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw WA (3), 3. 3r Shane Ross, Thedford ON (4), 4. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Chatham ON (2), / 5. 17x Dain Naida, Tecumseh MI (6), 6. 80 Chris Steele, St. Catharines ON (7), 7. 77x Alex Hill, Six Nations ON (5), 8. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre ON (8), DNS. 81 Derek Jonathan, Lewiston NY (9)

STRICKLAND'S GMC HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - 2:03.099) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Scotland ON (3), 2. 5d Dave Dykstra, Port Colborne ON (8), 3. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford ON (7), 4. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle ON (1), / 5. 67 Chris Durand, Port Stanley ON (5), 6. 10c Colagiovanni, Marsellus NY (6), 7. 15 Mike Ferrell, London ON (2), 8. 01jr Paul Lang, Port Colborne ON (4)

O'NEIL'S FARM & GARDEN HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps - NT) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 0 Glenn Styres, Ohsweken ON (4), 2. 14h Jim Huppunen, Welland ON (6), 3. 67c Steve Collins, Belfast NY (3), 4. 22 Shawn Sliter, Port Colborne ON (1), / 5. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre ON (2), 6. 7 Tom Huppunen, Fenwick ON (8), 7. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford ON (5), 8. DNF 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford ON (7)

B-FEATURE #1 (10 laps - NT) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 69k Scott Kreutter (1), 2. 10c Paulie Colagiovanni (4), / 3. 27z Stan Zanchin (3), 4. 67 Chris Durand (2), 5. 2 Lee Winger (5), 6. 01jr Paul Lang (8), 7. 0c Cole MacDonald (9), 8. 15 Mike Ferrell (6), 9. DNF 43 Scott Sherk (7)

B-FEATURE #2 (10 laps - NT) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 1-10 Jake Brown (8), 2. 17x Dain Naida (1), / 3. 80 Chris Steele (3), 4. 91 Ryan Turner (2), 5. 7 Tom Huppunen (4), 6. 77x Alex Hill (5), 7. DNF 11 Jamie Turner (7), 8. DNF 6 Curtis Gartly (6), DNS. 81 Derek Jonathan (9)

 

 

John Schulz Wins Family Slidefest for $2,000 in Dubuque!

(Bill W) Dubuque, IA, July 27, 2016 – John Schulz won an entertaining feature Tuesday night with the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders. He out-dueled his nephew Josh Schneiderman at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds Speedway. The feature saw a number of slide jobs between the two for the lead on the banked 3/8-mile oval. Schulz earned $2,000 for his win aboard the Jimmy Davies Racing #99.

Schulz grabbed the lead by an eyelash when the first of 25 laps was completed, ahead of Josh Schneiderman and series’ point leader, Chris Martin. Josh and Schulz exchanged the lead several times over the next few laps before Josh took control.

A caution for a spun Rob Weuve slowed things with seven laps in the books. Schulz slid in front of Schneiderman on the restart and gained a narrow advantage at the stripe. One more lap was complete before Travis Porter spun into the infield. At the same time, Ryan Jamison, who had been using the low side to climb into a battle for third, retired with a motor issue.

The restart saw Schulz leading Schneiderman, Martin, Jacob Glasgow and Jarrod Schneiderman. Josh slid in front of Schulz in both turn two and turn four when the green fell, but Schulz was able to power back by each time. With fifteen laps counted, Weuve again spun, ending his night.

The final restart gave Josh the opportunity he needed. He slid by Schulz, but left him enough room to skate between him and the wall coming off of two. Schulz would maintain his lead for his twelfth career win with the Sprint Invaders ahead of Josh, Martin, Jarrod Schneiderman and Cody Wehrle. Hard-charger Damian Getchell, Harold Pohren, Glasgow, Tim Moore and Bob Weuve rounded out the top ten. The Schneiderman brothers and Schulz were heat race winners, while Josh Schneiderman won the Dash.

“I didn’t get a good start on the first try,” said Schulz afterwards. “The second time I knew what I did wrong and I got right to second. I knew my nephew Josh was fastest in the heat race. We traded slide jobs the first few laps and I told myself to knock it off. I thought traffic would play a part. With the caution about seven laps in, I got a whale of a start and I knew we were pretty good. Once I got out front, it was about keeping it out of the fence. The cushion was definitely the place to be. This is our backup car and motor and it was rolling around there super. When I raced him clean the first few laps, he did the same for me later in the race. He’s been running really good the last few weeks at Knoxville. I’m really proud of those two nephews. They’re really coming into their own. This is a great facility and a great track. It was slick, but when you can run that hard and that well, it’s great. I hope we can come back.”

“I’m as disappointed after a race as maybe I’ve ever been,” said Josh Schneiderman. “We didn’t need that caution (on lap eight). We had the preferred line back by John. If I have to get beat, I’m glad it’s by family, but this one hurts pretty bad. Not only are we family, but I consider us both really clean racecar drivers. We probably wouldn’t have been nice to anyone else, but we were both trying to give each other room. My guys are working their tails off and I wanted to give them a win tonight. It just wasn’t meant to be. John drove a heck of a race and had a great racecar. He was better on the short runs, but once we got on the longer runs, we actually reeled him in. Unfortunately, there was a lapped car on the bottom, and we couldn’t give him one last go of it.”

“We ran here last year, but we didn’t have near as good a car as we did this year,” said Martin. “Overall, it was a really good night. We were very aggressive on the start of the heat, which got us in the Dash. I feel like we did the best we could, and we’ll do it again next week. The track was a little tricky. We don’t get many opportunities to run up on the wall, so it was definitely a big learning curve for me. I really enjoyed it, and hopefully, we’ll get to do it again.”

The Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders next event will be the Sprint Invaders Nationals Friday, August 19 at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa and Saturday, August 20 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. For more information on the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com!

Results

Shottenkirk.com A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (4) 2. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (1) 3. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (3) 4. 3G, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (2) 5. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (10) 6. 83x, Damian Getchell, Sperry, IA (12) 7. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (8) 8. 59, Jacob Glasgow, Burlington, IA (5) 9. 10T, Tim Moore, Rock Island, IL (13) 10. 19w, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (6) 11. 69, Justin Buchholz, Davenport, IA (11) 12. 83, Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA (14) 13. 27, Andy Huston, Roseville, IL (19) 14. 1st, John Greenwood, Woodward, IA (9) 15. 9B, Richard Brod, Plainfield, IL (18) 16. 19, Rob Weuve, Newton, IA (15) 17. 58, Andy Krieger, Burlington, IA (17) 18. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (7) 19. 31P, Travis Porter, Rock Island, IL (16). Lap Leaders: Schulz 1, Jo. Schneiderman 2-7, Schulz 8-25. KSE Hard-charger: Dam. Getchell.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. Jarrod Schneiderman (5) 2. Bob Weuve (1) 3. Ryan Jamison (4) 4. Cody Wehrle (7) 5. Tim Moore (2) 6. Travis Porter (6) 7. Andy Huston (3)

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started), Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. John Schulz (3) 2. Jacob Glasgow (1) 3. Harold Pohren (4) 4. Justin Buchholz (5) 5. Dave Getchell (2) 6. Andy Krieger (6)

Fraise Mowersports Heat three (started), Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. Josh Schneiderman (1) 2. Chris Martin (6) 3. John Greenwood (5) 4. Damian Getchell (3) 5. Rob Weuve (2) 6. Richard Brod (4)

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Josh Schneiderman (2) 2. Jarrod Schneiderman (3) 3. Chris Martin (4) 4. John Schulz (5) 5. Jacob Glasgow (6) 6. Bob Weuve (1)

Contingencies

Pyrotec – Justin Buchholz

Saldana Racing Products – Dave Getchell

Kreitz Oval Track Products – John Greenwood

 

 

Wayne Van Raden Wins Wingless Sprint Series Open Wheel Frenzy At SSP

By Ben Deatherage

 Banks, Oregon- The Wingless Sprint Series would make their first appearance of the season at Sunset Speedway Park on Saturday, July 23rd for the Open Wheel Frenzy. The “Banks Bullring” would be the fifth different facility the WSS has visited in 2016. A total of thirteen teams would make the trip representing the states of Oregon and Washington.

Sherwood chauffeur Rob Lindsey paced the field early in the main event. Lindsey lost the lead on the fifth lap to Eagle Creek teenager Lindsay Barney. Barney would hold the position down for just a single lap as Tim Alberding, from Salem, would get around her on the sixth circuit.

Time Alberding would continue to stay in front but would be passed, via the high side, by Wayne Van Raden on lap thirteen. Van Raden, out of Beaverton, kept his mount ahead of the rest of the field and would capture his first career Wingless Sprint Series victory.

Lindsay Barney would end her evening in an impressive second followed by Tim Alberding in third. Forest Grove’s Jake Gilman was fourth while Tommy Moreno, from Portland, crossed the wire in fifth.

Tommy Moreno was fast time of the evening in time trials. Heat race winners were Jake Gilman and Gresham’s Darren Rothe.

The next race for the 2016 season for the Wingless Sprint Series is Saturday, August 6th at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon. The tour was supposed to have gone to the 1/3-mile clay oval facility earlier this year but it would fall victim to the weather. For more information, log on to www.trophymotorsports.com. For the latest news and stories regarding the WSS visit wingless.nwextremeseries.com.

Race Summary: Wingless Sprint Series Race #7 Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 Sunset Speedway Park Banks, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 3-Wayne VanRaden; 2. 57-Lindsay Barney; 3. 52-Tim Alberding; 4. 15R-Jake Gilman; 5. 29T-Tommy Moreno; 6. 12R-Darren Rothe; 7. 23-Rob Lindsey; 8. 24-Theo McCarty; 9. 50-Brad Rhodes; 10. 9G-Matt Schultz; 11. 3M-Dave Mead; 12. 8H-Lance Hallmark; 13. 11X-Chris Batalgia

Heat 1: 1. 15R-Jake Gilman; 2. 52-Tim Alberding; 3. 57-Lindsay Barney; 4. 29T-Tommy Moreno; 5. 50-Brad Rhodes

Heat 2: 1. 12R-Darren Rothe; 2. 3-Wayne VanRaden; 3. 23-Rob Lindsey; 4. 8H-Lance Hallmark; 5. 11X-Chris Batalgia; 6. 3M-Dave Mead

Qualifying: 1. 29T-Tommy Moreno; 2. 8H-Lance Hallmark; 3. 9G-Matt Schultz; 4. 57-Lindsay Barney; 5. 3M-Dave Mead; 6. 52-Tim Alberding; 7. 3-Wayne VanRaden; 8. 11X-Chris Batalgia; 9. 12R-Darren Rothe; 10. 24-Theo McCarty; 11. 23-Rob Lindsey; 12. 15R-Jake Gilman; 13. 50-Brad Rhodes

 

 

Jeff Montgomery Wins Royal Purple King of the Wing National Sprint Series/NSRA Series Thunder In The Valley At Wenatchee; Eric Humphries Crowned Northwest Swing Champ

By Ben Deatherage

Wenatchee, Washington- The final leg of the 2016 Northwest Swing by the Royal Purple King of the Wing National Sprint Series would be on Sunday, July 24th at the Wenatchee Valley Super Oval in central Washington. Waiting for them, like the night previous, would be the Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Series. A good car count was represented with teams from all of the United States and Canada comprising the field.

Robbie Price, of Cobble Hill, British Columbia and piloting the Rod Rendle owned entry, was the guy to beat for much of the main event. Price would lose the lead on lap twenty, in some lapped traffic, to Jeff Montgomery. Montgomery was so close to winning the night before, at the Rory Price Memorial in Monroe, but lost the spot late. However, the Langford, British Columbia driver was not about to let that happen two races in a row. Montgomery blazed the trail the rest of the way to win his first win with the Royal Purple NSRA Sprints of the season and his first career victory with the Royal Purple King of the Wing National Sprint Series.

Meridian, Idaho’s Bryan Warf was the driver to finish second followed by Andy Alberding, from Winston, Oregon, in third. The rest of the top five would be made up of fourth finishing Eric Humphries, of Chowchilla, California, and Winston, Oregon teenager Kyle Alberding in an impressive fifth.

Eric Humphries was the fastest driver in time trials earlier in the day. Heat race winners were Langley, British Columbia’s Jason Conn, Robert Stout of Palm Springs, California, and Roseburg, Oregon native Matt Hein. Moses Lake pilot Adam Smith was victorious in the B Main.

Once all the points were tallied up Eric Humphries would be crowned the 2016 winner of the Northwest Swing. Matt Hein was second in the standings and Bryan Warf completed the podium.

The Royal Purple King of the Wing National Sprint Series will take some time off before the resume their last three races of the 2016 campaign. The next event is scheduled for September 30th at Madera Speedway in central California.

The Royal Purple NSRA Sprints are dormant for a few weeks before they head to Western Speedway on August 12th and 13th for the historic Daffodil Cup. Western is located on gorgeous and scenic Vancouver Island and is just outside of Victoria, British Columbia. It will be the tour's only time they visit Canada in 2016.

The Royal Purple King of the Wing National Sprint Car Series is designed to work with all teams, promoters, fans, and sponsors, to strengthen pavement winged Sprint Car racing from coast to coast, working directly with all existing pavement Sprint Car Series. This is the only pavement Sprint Car Series that features competitors from all across the United States and Canada. For the latest news and information log on to www.kingofthewing.net .

Be sure and stay up to date with the Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Series by visiting the series website at www.nsraracing.com. Also, check out the official Facebook page and click “Like” to follow the tour via your favorite electronic devices.

Royal Purple is the proud title sponsor of the NSRA Pavement Sprint Car Series. Royal Purple manufactures high-performance lubricants for most automotive, industrial, marine, motorcycle and racing applications. It is considered the best synthetic motor oil by many end users. For more information or to find a store that carries these wonderful products log on to www.royalpurpleconsumer.com.

Race Summary: Thunder In The Valley Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Series Race #7 Royal Purple King of the Wing National Sprint Series Race #7 Sunday, July 24th, 2016 Wenatchee Valley Super Oval Wenatchee, Washington A Feature: 1. 33J-Jeff Montgomery; 2. 91-Bryan Warf; 3. 76-Andy Alberding; 4. 15-Eric Humphries; 5. 33-Kyle Alberding; 6. 3-Robert Beck; 7. 98H-Matt Hein; 8. 3T-Tom Baker; 9. 45-Davey (D.J.) Hamilton Jr.; 10. 51T-Tristen Spiers; 11. 65-Levi Rose; 12. 28-Colton Nelson; 13. 14-Robbie Price; 14. 98-Ken Hamilton; 15. 23-Robert Stout; 16. 32-Mitch Holte; 17. 2H-Tim Halliday; 18. 68-Mike Anderson; 19. 88-Jason Conn; 20. 3D-Danny Matthews; 21. 2-Adam Smith; 22. 12-Ron Larson; 23. 7D-Randy Dubois; 24. 25J-Sierra Jackson

B Feature: 1. 2-Adam Smith; 2. 12-Ron Larson; 3. 3D-Danny Matthews; 4. 68-Mike Anderson; 5. 7-Joseph Smith; 6. 0-Garrett McLees

Heat 1: 1. 88-Jason Conn; 2. 3T-Tom Baker; 3. 98-Ken Hamilton; 4. 33-Kyle Alberding; 5. 3-Robert Beck; 6. 28-Colton Nelson; 7. 0-Garrett McLees; 8. 3D-Danny Matthews; 9. 66-Kyle Vantreight

Heat 2: 1. 23-Robert Stout; 2. 7D-Randy Dubois; 3. 65-Levi Rose; 4. 45-Davey (D.J.) Hamilton Jr.; 5. 25J-Sierra Jackson; 6. 91-Bryan Warf; 7. 32-Mitch Holte; 8. 7-Joseph Smith; 9. 2-Adam Smith

Heat 3: 1. 98H-Matt Hein; 2. 76-Andy Alberding; 3. 15-Eric Humphries; 4. 33J-Jeff Montgomery; 5. 2H-Tim Halliday; 6. 14-Robbie Price; 7. 68-Mike Anderson; 8. 51T-Tristen Spiers

Qualifying: 1. 15-Eric Humphries; 2. 91-Bryan Warf; 3. 3-Robert Beck; 4. 33J-Jeff Montgomery; 5. 25J-Sierra Jackson; 6. 33-Kyle Alberding; 7. 76-Andy Alberding; 8. 32-Mitch Holte; 9. 88-Jason Conn; 10. 14-Robbie Price; 11. 7D-Randy Dubois; 12. 98-Ken Hamilton; 13. 51T-Tristen Spiers; 14. 45-Davey (D.J.) Hamilton Jr.; 15. 3T-Tom Baker; 16. 98H-Matt Hein; 17. 23-Robert Stout; 18. 66-Kyle Vantreight; 19. 12-Ron Larson; 20. 65-Levi Rose; 21. 28-Colton Nelson; 22. 2H-Tim Halliday; 23. 2-Adam Smith; 24. 68-Mike Anderson; 25. 7-Joseph Smith; 26. 0-Garrett McLees

 

 

George Suprick returns to Patriot Sprint Tour victory lane at Woodhull Raceway

(Woodhull, NY) It has been a long time for Sprint Car veteran driver George Suprick as he led all 25 laps at Woodhull Raceway to pick up the Patriot Sprint Tour Event and his first win in a 360 Sprint car since 2012. Suprick got himself into the top eight redraw and drew the one pill and would start alongside Jonathan Preston. The two drivers would bring the 22 car field to the green flag where they were side by side into the first set of corners and as they exited turn two, a spinning Jake Muench would bring out the first yellow that also collected Steve Glover and Derrick Juliano in the process. The field was brought back to green as George Suprick began to pull away from the rest of the field in the opening laps from Preston, Dave Just, and Bryan Howland who was running in the fourth spot at the time. It was then on lap eight that Chuck Hebing was trying to keep the car going after a spin and that collected Steve Glover and Scott Just in the process. Glover sustained a left rear flat tire and went to the work area and was able to get the tire and returned back to racing. Just was able to remain on the race track but Hebing’s night was complete. Suprick once again would have another solid restart and was able to start to pull away as the battle between the top five would start heat up. On lap 12, June 11 winner at Woodhull, Jared Zimbardi would begin to set his sights on the top three as he met third place runner at the time Jonathan Preston. Zimbardi would then get by the Preston car on lap but Preston would not let Zimbardi get too far from him. Then on lap 17, Preston would go attempted to go down to the bottom of Zimbardi and made contact with Zimbardi’s left rear tire sending his car on its side after two flips to bring out the red flag. Preston was alert and was able to walk back to the pits. Zimbardi would have a left rear flat tire and would have to get the changed and would to return to the speedway and have to settle for a tenth place finish. Suprick would then lead Dave Just and Bryan Howland back to the green flag as Howland was able to use the outside to get around Just and start to set his sights on the race leader in Suprick. Another yellow was thrown from a spinning Tyler Graves in turn four which set up a one lap shootout between Suprick and Howland. Suprick was able to hang on for one more lap after another restart and pick his first Patriot Sprint Tour win the season and his first since 2012 in a 360 Sprint Car. Dave Just who was running third was put off the pace and fell back a number of a positions on the final lap and would end up finishing 11th. Howland would have to settle for yet another second place finish to his 2016 racing campaign and Darryl Ruggles complete the podium, followed by Geoff Quackenbush, and Steve Collins. Suprick picked up the $50 racing bonus courtesy of Shuttleworth’s Seal Coat. Steve Doell started 21st on the grid and would end up with a seventh place finish to come with the Casey Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the Night’ award worth $50. Derrick Juliano would also come home with the Stampede Steakhouse final finisher award. The series now returns to the Ransomville Speedway for their second appearance of the 2016 season this coming Friday July 29 as we are getting closer to crowning our 2016 Patriot Sprint Tour American and Canadian Series champions. Be sure to log onto patriotsprinttour.com and to follow us on all of our social media outlaets of facebook, twitter, and Instagram.

Patriot Sprint Tour- Woodhull Raceway Results July 24, 2016 A Main: GEORGE SUPRICK (1), Bryan Howland, Darryl Ruggles, Geoff Quackenbush, Steve Collins, Sammy Reakes IV, Steve Doell, Derek Jonanthan, Dan Bennett, Jared Zimbardi, Dave Just, Dan Kuhn, Derrick Juliano, Tyler Graves, Josh Azzi, Jonathan Preston, Tyler Cochran, Steven Hutchinson Jr, Scott Just, Chuck Hebing, Steve Glover, Jake Muench Heat 1: Bryan Howland, George Suprick, Steve Collins, Steve Glover, Darryl Ruggles, Dan Bennett, Steve Doell, Tyler Cochran Heat 2: Chuck Hebing, Dave Just, Jake Muench, Geoff Quackenbush, Dan Kuhn, Derrick Juliano, Steven Hutchinson Jr Heat 3: Jared Zimbardi, Sammy Reakes IV, Jonathan Preston, Derek Jonathan, Scott Just, Tyler Graves, Josh Azzi ESE Dash: Jake Muench, Darryl Ruggles, Geoff Quackenbush, Derek Jonathan, Steve Glover, Dan Kuhn Shuttleworths Seals the Deal Bonus: George Suprick Caseys Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the night’: Steve Doell Stampede Steakhouse Final Finisher Award: Derrick Juliano

 

 

Double-X Speedway California, MO July 24, 2016

For Immediate release--

Sunday night saw the 14th Annual Clyde Wood Memorial Race take place upon the clay oval in California, MO where the race's namesake used to wave the flags every Sunday night. Clyde Wood would be proud of the support that this race has received from racers and fans alike. The 2016 edition was once again a stop on the ASCS Warrior Region Sprint Car Tour with 22 drivers on hand to vie for the $2500 Winner's share. Drivers towed in from Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and Texas to try their hand at taming the home of Sunday Night Thunder. Three Heat races in the division were run to determine who would make the redraw to set the first four rows of the feature event. Heat one saw veteran competitors JR Topper and Randy Martin on the front row for the start. Martin would jump into the lead on the opening lap and claim the victory by a comfortable margin. Topper would finish second, Taylor Walton third and Austin Alumbaugh completed the top four. The second heat featured two young guns on the front row with Topeka KS shoe Wyatt Burks and Broc Elliott leading the field to green. Burks would claim the victory over Jonathan Cornell, Josh Baughman and Curtis Boyer. The third and final heat has Evan Martin and Ben Brown on the front row at the green with Martin securing the victory. Tony Bruce,Jr. finished second, Jay Russell was third and Brad Ryun claimed fourth. The top 8 drivers in passing points would redraw to set the first four rows for the 25 lap feature event.

Wyatt Burks and Randy Martin drew the top two numbers and were on the front row for the main event. At the drop of the green flag, Martin took command of the race opening up a comfortable lead over the field. Behind the leader the racing was intense as Tony Bruce Jr., Josh Baughman, Burks and others were racing side by side trying to catch the leader. First TBJ and then Baughman would hold the second spot but a driver very familiar with Double-X was moving forward from his eighth starting spot. By lap 16 Jonathan Cornell had raced his way into second and began slowly reeling in Martin. Running the top line in 1 & 2 and the bottom in 3 & 4, Cornell would pass Martin on lap 19 to take command. A red on lap 20 for Taylor Walton, who turned over in turn 1 would bunch the field and would give Martin another chance at regaining the lead. With Cornell keeping a steady line, Martin tried the bottom, middle and top lines but could not muster a pass on the 28 machine. Cornell would be the victor with Martin second, Baughman third, Tony Bruce,Jr. finished fourth and Tyler Blank came to fifth from his 16th starting spot. Jay Russell was sixth, Austin Alumbaugh finished seventh, Corey Nelson eighth, Evan Martin ninth and Lanny Carpenter completed the top ten.

The Street Stock division was also on the card and is a race that many of these drivers have on their radar each season as well. Two heat races were run with Harlan Dowell claiming the first and Cole Henson claiming the second. With Dowell and Henson leading the pack to the green flag. Henson won the race into turn one and maintained a steady lead over Dowell, Derek Henson, John Clancy Jr. and Steve Beach. These five separated themselves from the remainder of the field and raced hard until a yellow on lap 11 slowed the pace. On the restart, an incident involving Dowell and Derek Henson bunched the field after they both retired to the pit area. After a consecutive yellow for Clancy, the restart saw veteran Steve Beach move into the second spot behind the youngster Henson. Beach had found the high line to his liking and on the white flag lap took the high line in turn 1 and drove around Henson exiting turn 2 to lead the final lap and claim the victory. Beach and Henson were followed under the checkered flag by Clancy who did a great job recovering to finish third, Destiny Dowell drove a great race to finish fourth and James Keeran came home fifth. Dylan Bias was the final car completing the event in sixth.

The 600cc Micro Sprints were the final division in competition for the evening with 15 cars on hand. Two heat races would set the starting field for the event. Kale Mueller claimed the first heat over Brian Wood, Braydon Cromwell and Branigan Roark. The second heat was won by Kameron Key finishing ahead of Nick Rasa, Travis Arnold and Tyler Dowell. With the field set, Mueller and Key led the field to green. Mueller used the front row start to his advantage and would lead the opening three laps with Rasa side by side. Rasa would lead the next three before Mueller took command for good on lap seven. Rasa would fade as Kameron Key moved into second after a lap ten restart. At the checkered Mueller and Key were followed by Braydon Cromwell in third, Rasa in fourth and Kaitlin Boland rounding out the top five.

The 2016 season of Sunday Night Thunder will come to a close next Sunday night with the crowning of season champions and other special awards with the mechanics and powder puff races to conclusion the evenings events.

Double-X Speedway Clyde Wood Memorial Results-

ASCS Warrior Region Sprint Cars- Feature Event- 1. 28-Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia; 2. 14-Randy Martin, California; 3. 17-Josh Baughman, Odessa,TX; 4. 86-Tony Bruce Jr., Liberal,KS; 5. 75-Tyler Blank, California; 6. 76-Jay Russell, Elwood,KS; 7. 33-Austin Alumbaugh, Higginsville; 8. 34-Corey Nelson, Eugene; 9. 4-Evan Martin, California; 10. 24-Lanny Carpenter, Clarksburg;11. 75K-Derek Hagar, Marion,AR; 12. 49B-Ben Brown, Marshall; 13. 72-Curtis Boyer, New Haven; 14. 27-Danny Thoman, Higginsville; 15. 11W-Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS; 16. 1X-Brad Ryun, Higginsville; 17.0-Mike Trent, Rocheport; 18. 48-Miles Paulus, Marshall; 19. Taylor Walton, Warrensburg; 20. 75E-Broc Elliott, California; 21. 92J-JR Topper, St. Joseph; 22. 9M-Cody Baker, Lone Jack Heat 1- 1. R.Martin; 2. Topper; 3. Walton; 4. Alumbaugh; 5. Blank; 6. Nelson; 7. Hagar; 8. Paulus Heat 2- 1. Burks; 2. Cornell; 3. Baughman; 4. Boyer; 5. Thoman; 6. Trent; 7. Elliott Heat 3- 1. E. Martin; 2. Bruce Jr.; 3. Russell; 4. Ryun; 5. Carpenter; 6. Brown; 7. Baker

Street Stocks- Feature Event- 1. 10-Steve Beach, Eldon; 2. 31C-Cole Henson, Russellville; 3. 8-John Clancy Jr., California; 4. 29D-Destiny Dowell, Tipton; 5. 52J-James Keeran, California; 6. 43-Dylan Bias, Centertown; 7. 29-Harlan Dowell, Tipton; 8. 27D-Derek Henson, Russellville; 9. 7-Evan Hays, California; 10. 05-Da;e Berry, Tuscumbia Heat 1- 1. H. Dowell; 2. Beach; 3. D. Dowell; 4. Keeran; 5. Berry Heat 2- 1. C. Henson; 2. D. Henson; 3. Clancy; 4. Hays; 5. Bias

600cc Micro Sprints- Feature Event- 1. 76-Kale Mueller, Savannah; 2. 7JR-Kameron Key, Warrensburg; 3. 4C-Braydon Cromwell, Lone Jack; 4. 26B-Nick Rasa, Sedalia; 5. 15-Kaitlin Boland, Columbia; 6. 92-Brian Wood, California; 7. 75-Travis Arnold, Pilot Grove; 8. 88J-Tyler Dowell, Marshall; 9. 44-Branigan Roark, Lincoln; 10. 81T-Rudy Reyes, Marshall;11. 18-Steve Flinn, Collinsville IL; 12. 5-Paul Alberson, Marshall; 13. 22A-Mitch Workmann, Belle; 14. 9S-Nick Schaefer, Marshall; 15. 4R-Braydon Renfro, Tipton

Heat 1- 1. Mueller; 2. Wood; 3. Cromwell; 4. Roark; 5. Boland; 6. Reyes; 7. Schaefer Heat 2- 1. Key; 2. Rasa; 3. Arnold; 4. Dowell; 5. Renfro; 6. Flinn; 7. Alberson

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: HUPPUNEN, WESTBROOK, DEMAN, LAMPMAN, CRUMBIE, & LONGBOAT WIN ON JIBS CHRISTMAS IN JULY & AUTOGRAPH NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (July 22, 2016) - 122 drivers signed in to race in Christmas in July and Autograph Night presented by Jibs Action Sports on Friday. Jim Huppunen, Dylan Westbrook, Mack DeMan, Jim Lampman, Brandon Crumbie, and Dustin Longboat visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA CHRISTMAS IN JULY & AUTOGRAPH NIGHT PRESENTED BY JIBS ACTION SPORTS TOTAL ENTRIES - 122

KOOL KIDZ-CORR/PAK 360 SPRINT CARS (23 entries) The 360 Sprint Car teams were busy with their regularly-scheduled event, plus began their racing portion of the evening by making up the 20 lap A-Feature which was rained out on July 8.

Dylan Westbrook used his pole position earned on July 8 to lead every lap of the makeup A-Feature, although Dave Dykstra did his best to get through traffic and keep the leader in sight. Westbrook was able to stay up front and claim his second consecutive Ohsweken win, while Dykstra settled for the runner-up spot. Alex Hill scored her first ever 360 Sprint Car podium finish, while Jake Brown and Dain Naida rounded out the top five.

Ryan Turner led the first lap of the regularly-scheduled A-Feature, but Jim Huppunen quickly took the lead and led the remaining 19 laps. Paulie Colagiovanni looked to be mounting a challenge for the lead early in the race, but his momentum was broken when he scraped the backstretch wall in traffic. The win was the Huppunen's first since 2013, while Mitch Brown moved up to take a runner-up finish, followed by Colagiovanni, Glenn Styres, and 14th starter Dave Dykstra.

Mitch Brown continues to lead the championship standings, but the rest of the top five was shaken up. Rookie of the Year candidate Dylan Westbrook is now 40 points behind Brown and 2nd overall, while Dave Dykstra is just 1 point behind Westbrook.

JULY 8 PPD A-FEATURE (20 laps - NT) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (1) 2. 5d Dave Dykstra (4) 3. 77x Alex Hill (2) 4. 1-10 Jake Brown (3) 5. 17x Dain Naida (6) 6. 10 Mitch Brown (5) 7. 38 Tyler Hendricks (7) 8. 91 Ryan Turner (22) 9. 14h Jim Huppunen (13) 10. 97 Cory Turner (10) 11. 67 Chris Durand (12) 12. 10c Paulie Colagiovanni (11) 13. 0 Glenn Styres (8) 14. 2 Lee Winger (16) 15. 11 Jamie Turner (21) 16. 9 Steve Lyons (19) 17. 81 Derek Jonathan (18) 18. 27z Stan Zanchin (9) 19. 0c Cole MacDonald (14) 20. DNF 01jr Paul Lang (17) DNS. 9nz Havard Daniels (15) DNS. 43 Scott Sherk (20) A-Feature Lap Leaders - Dylan Westbrook (1-20) Hard Charger - Ryan Turner (+14)

July 22 A-FEATURE (20 laps - NT) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 14h Jim Huppunen (4) 2. 10 Mitch Brown (6) 3. 10c Paulie Colagiovanni (2) 4. 0 Glenn Styres (8) 5. 5d Dave Dykstra (14) 6. 91 Ryan Turner (1) 7. 97 Cory Turner (5) 8. 47x Dylan Westbrook (7) 9. 1-10 Jake Brown (3) 10. 6 Curtis Gartly (11) 11. 17x Dain Naida (9) 12. 38 Tyler Hendricks (10) 13. 22 Shawn Sliter (12) 14. 11 Jamie Turner (13) 15. 9 Steve Lyons (18) 16. 81 Derek Jonathan (17) 17. 27x Stan Zanchin (19) 18. 0c Cole MacDonald (20) 19. DNF 77x Alex Hill (15) 20. DNF 67 Chris Durand (16) A-Feature Lap Leaders - Ryan Turner (1), Jim Huppunen (2-20) Hard Charger - Dave Dykstra (+9)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - 2:10.246) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford ON (5), 2. 10c Paulie Colagiovanni, Marsellus NY (4), 3. 0 Glenn Styres, Ohsweken ON (6), 4. 22 Shawn Sliter, Port Colborne ON (2), 5. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Chatham ON (7), / 6. 81 Derek Jonathan, Lewiston NY (3), 7. 2 Lee Winger, Mount Hope ON (8), 8. 27z Stan Zanchin, Fort Erie ON (1)

INSTA-INSULATION HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - 2:07.182) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Scotland ON (2), 2. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre ON (6), 3. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre ON (7), 4. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford ON (4), 5. 77x Alex Hill, Six Nations ON (1), / 6. 67 Chris Durand, Port Stanley ON (5), 7. 0c Cole MacDonald, Waterdown ON (3), DNS. 43 Paul Lang, Port Colborne ON (8)

STRICKLAND'S GMC HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - 2:09.410) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 14h Jim Huppunen, Welland ON (6), 2. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford ON (5), 3. 17x Dain Naida, Tecumseh MI (1), 4. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre ON (2), 5. 5d Dave Dykstra, Port Colborne ON (4), / 6. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle ON (3), 7. 01jr Barry Beck, Jr., Port Colborne ON

B-FEATURE (10 laps - 2:54.474) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 67 Chris Durand (2), 2. 81 Derek Jonathan (1), 3. 9 Steve Lyons (3), 4. 27z Stan Zanchin (7), 5. 0c Cole MacDonald (5), / 6. 2 Lee Winger (4), 7. 01jr Barry Beck, Jr. (6), DNS. 43 Paul Lang (8)

ACKLAND INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($150 - Most heat race passing points): Jim Huppunen

———————————————————– STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (16 entries) Mark Czuba returned after several weeks off and led the first 6 laps of the Crate Sprint Car A-Feature until Mack DeMan drove past him. DeMan went on to lead the remainder of the race for his second consecutive win, while Aaron Turkey again took a runner-up finish. Josh Shantz was happy with a podium finish after a hard crash last week, while 13th starter Jesse McDonald and 14th starter Hannah Ferrell rounded out the top five.

The championship standings were shaken up when Ryan Hunsinger suffered engine problems and recorded a last place finish. Rookie of the Year candidate Jesse McDonald took over the points lead, while Hunsinger slipped back to second, 14 points behind. Holly Porter, Aaron Turkey, and Brad Herron are just 15, 16, and 17 points behind the leader, respectively.

A-FEATURE (20 laps - NT) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 4 Mack DeMan (6) 2. 68 Aaron Turkey (4) 3. 18 Josh Shantz (5) 4. 88 Jesse McDonald (13) 5. 8 Hannah Ferrell (14) 6. 87x Shone Evans (9) 7. 55 Mike Thorne (10) 8. 1 Holly Porter (2) 9. 12 Brad Herron (15) 10. 00 Mark Czuba (1) 11. 49h Jerry Hill (3) 12. DNF 9 Paul Ballantyne (12) 13. DNF 5 Alex Schuts (8) 14. DNF 99 Jordan Hill (7) 15. DNF 18x Davey Boughton (11) 16. DNF 43h Ryan Hunsinger (16) A-Feature Lap Leaders - Mark Czuba (1-6), Mack DeMan (7-20) Hard Charger - Jesse McDonald (+9)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps - 1:40.545) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 00 Mark Czuba, Burlington ON (1), 2. 18 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha ON (2), 3. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken ON (7), 4. 87x Shone Evans, Scotland ON (4), 5. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi ON (8), 6. 88 Jesse McDonald, Caledonia ON (3), 7. 8 Hannah Ferrell, Vanessa ON (6), 8. 12 Brad Herron, Waterford ON (5)

MCDONALD'S RESTAURANTS OF BRANTFORD & PARIS HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps - NT) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 4 Mack DeMan, Mississauga ON (6), 2. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville ON (2), 3. 99 Jordan Hill, Ohsweken ON (1), 4. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia ON (4), 5. 5 Alex Schuts, Oakland ON (7), 6. 18x Davey Boughton, Carlisle ON (5), 7. 9 Paul Ballantyne, Brantford ON (8), 8. DNF 43h Ryan Hunsinger, Stouffville ON (3)

ACKLAND INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($100 - Fastest heat race lap time): Mack DeMan

 

 

Burt Beats Lamar to Get Second Win of Season

Marysville, CA (July 23, 2016)…Grass Valley driver Jeremy Burt earned his second win of 2016 by leading all 25-laps during the sprint car main event. Burt was jubilant in victory lane because early this year he had been passed not once but twice for the lead late in main event racing. “You bet that was on my mind,” said Burt when asked about the prior losses. “I wasn’t going to let this one slip away.” Burt bested his championship rival Cody Lamar of Rio Linda and fellow Grass Valley resident Billy Wallace. Lamar passed Wallace on lap 20 and began to close in on Burt. The final five laps were great as Lamar showed Burt the bottom line might start to come in and allow him to get around the race leader. However, Burt was not going to be denied tonight and was able to hold on for the win. Lamar recorded his seventh quick time of the season earlier in qualifying. Heat race winners were Keith Bloom Jr. and Colby Wiesz. The only roll over of the race happened on lap six when Bloom Jr. flipped in turn one. He was uninjured but done for the night. Even with the win, Burt still lost three championship points to Lamar. Currently, Lamar is four points ahead of Burt going into this upcoming Saturday night.

Brent Steck led all 20-laps to capture his first career sprint car win. Steck, who has won in outlaw go-karts, never had been able to experience the spoils of victory. That all changed tonight as he dominated the wingless spec sprint car race. His victory lane embrace with his father should be a memory that both of them will cherish forever. The drivers should be commended for a nonstop action packed race. Josh Vieira finished second with another brilliant drive. Peter Paulson moved up a few spots and grabbed a third place finish. Timmy Sherman Jr. also made some nice moves and finished fourth. Johnny Burns is always hanging around the top five and ultimately finished fifth. Brett Youngman won heat race number one by over two seconds. Timmy Sherman Jr. ran away with heat two.

The IMCA Sport Mod main event featured multiple lead changes and door banging action that the fans love. Jason Ferguson led the opening two laps of the 20 lap main event. On lap three Phillip Shelby emerged as the new leader. Following him to the front was Willie Horn Jr. Together, these two drivers mashed their throttles and put on a great show. Lapped traffic played a part of the race and it was evident by the passenger side body damage on Shelby’s car. “I had to get by them lapped cars and as you can see they didn’t give us a lot of room.” Shelby went on to drive masterfully and beat Horn to the checkered by over a full second. Ninth place starting Brian Cooper once again moved up quite a bit and finished third. Todd Cooper and Jerry Bartlett battled all race long. Cooper finished fourth while Bartlett was fifth. Horn Jr. won the first heat race while Bartlett beat Jimmy Ford to win heat two. A nice turnout of 16 cars entered the evening’s race.

James Castleberry dominated the super stock main event. Early in the event Cortney Dozier applied pressure but near the half-way point, Dozier’s car faulted and he pulled to the infield. Castleberry won the race by over four seconds. Mike Walko finished in the second spot. Phillip Shelby moved up to a third place finish. Castleberry thanks his crew in victory lane.

Jim Speck beat Anthony Doubledee to earn his second main event win in a row at Marysville. The 15 lap main event went non-stop.

Point race #13 will continue this Saturday night, July 30th.

 

 

COTTLE RETURNS TO VICTORY LANE AT MONTPELIER

Montpelier, IN - July 23, 2016 - Shane Cottle won the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series feature Saturday night at the Montpelier Motor Speedway. The Kokomo, IN, driver out dueled Brady Short in a 25 lap feature that awarded $2,000 to the winner. The redraw after the heat races inverted the top four cars for the feature. Cottle was the one who would start fourth and his first task was to catch pole sitter Brady Short. The Bedford Blaster took the green flag alongside fast qualifier Tyler Hewitt and the race was on. Cottle already had the runner-up spot as the first lap was completed. The leader Brady Short would be challenged at every opportunity.

After five quick laps a red flag was displayed. The ambulance was needed to attend to someone with a medical problem in the grandstand area. Drivers waited patiently in their cars on the front stretch for the call to push back off. When that time came, there would be some more fast laps. Short and Cottle took off with Jon Stanbrough in third keeping an eye on the two.

Shane Cottle grabbed the lead on lap nine. Short hung on to stay in contention. He remained a couple of car lengths back and began finding more speed. As the white flag came out the two leaders came up on another car at the back of the field. Cottle found a clear line and the victory was his. Brady Short, Jon Stanbrough, Tyler Hewitt, and Dave Darland would complete the top five.

The winner was in the seat of the Paul Hazen owned DRC sponsored by Bud’s Auto Sales & Simpson. The “Throttle” Shane Cottle had found victory lane once again. He had won the feature when MSCS raced at the track last season. “This is really cool!” It had been an extremely hot day. The track also required some extra time and attention to provide some good racing. “I like coming here. It is really neat. This week’s win is the boost we needed to get back on top!”

Shane Cottle was also the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger for the event. He turned in the best performance of the seven drivers who moved up positions during the feature. Matt Goodnight headed the second five for the feature. He was sixth followed by Brandon Mattox, Donny Brackett, Josh Spencer and Kyle Robbins. Max McGhee picked up the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award as the eleventh place finisher. There were only four drivers who were not able to finish the feature.

The two preliminary heat races were won by Shane Cottle and Jon Stanbrough. Stanbrough was enjoying a ride in the Scott Pedersen 4P sprint car. All cars transferred to the feature and a B Main was not needed.

The next event on the schedule for the Midwest Sprint Car Series is set for the Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, IN, on August 6th. It is the first of three MSCS races to be held in the month of August. MSCS will also be running at the Hoosier Sprint Nationals at Tri-State Speedway and at the Terre Haute Action Track on Saturday and Sunday, August 13th and 14th. All three races have large purses!

Provided as News And Information for the Midwest Sprint Car Series.

RACE SUMMARY Montpelier Motor Speedway Montpelier, IN “MSCS AT MMS” July 23, 2016

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series: 17 Entries

Overall Top Qualifier - Tyler Hewitt 14.350

First Heat - 57 Shane Cottle, 97X Tyler Hewitt, 39 Matt Goodnight, 4B Donny Brackett, 66J Josh Spencer, 66S Corey Smith, 17R Kyle Robbins, 12 Ted Hines, 69 Stuart Hanft

Second Heat - 4P Jon Stanbrough, 11P Brady Short, 17G Dave Darland, 98 Brandon Morin, 28 Brandon Mattox, 87 Dave Gross, 17 Max McGhee, 52C Jared Chastain

Feature (25 Laps) - 57 Shane Cottle, 11P Brady Short, 4P Jon Stanbrough, 97X Tyler Hewitt, 17G Dave Darland, 39 Matt Goodnight, 28 Brandon Mattox, 4B Donny Brackett, 66J Josh Spencer, 17R Kyle Robbins, 17 Max McGhee, 98 Brandon Morin, 12 Ted Hines, 66S Corey Smith, 87 Dave Gross, 52C Jared Chastain, 69 Stuart Hanft

 

 

Matt Hein Wins Thrilling Rory Price Memorial At Evergreen; Keeps RPM Victory Streak Alive

By Ben Deatherage

Monroe, Washington- The Royal Purple NSRA Sprints would take on the Royal Purple King of the Wing National Sprint Series on Saturday, July 23rd at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington. The event was the famed Rory Price Memorial and paid $10,000.00 to the evening’s winner. Over thirty Sprint Cars from all over North America were in attendance.

In the main event, Roseburg’s Matt Hein showed the way early but would be passed on the tenth lap by Trevor Montgomery. Montgomery, of Langford, British Columbia, would blaze the trail for quite some time. It looked like Montogomery was on his way to winning it but unfortunately, he and Hein got together on the final lap. Hein would keep his mount in motion and went on to capture his third victory with the NSRA Series in 2016, second career win with the Royal Purple King of the Wing National Sprint Series, and seventh Rory Price Memorial triumph.

Chowchilla, California’s Eric Humphries was second followed by Davey Hamilton Jr., of Boise, Idaho, in third. The balance of the top five finishing order consisted of Winston, Oregon’s Andy Alberding, in fourth, and fifth place Bryan Warf of Meridian, Idaho.

Eric Humphries was the fastest qualifiers in time trials. Heat race winners were Tristen Spiers of Adrian, Oregon, Robbie Price from Cobble Hill, British Columbia (in the Rod Rendle machine), Palm Springs, California pilot Robert Stout, and Middleton, Idaho’s Sierra Jackson. Ron Larson, out of Quesnel, British Columbia, was the victor in the consolation feature and eventually finish seventh in the main event.

Both the NSRA Sprint and the Royal Purple King of the Wing National Sprint Series make their way to the Wenatchee Valley Super Oval, in Central Washington, for the Thunder In The Valley on Sunday, July 24th. Front Gates open at Noon with Racing scheduled to get kicked off around 1:30 PM. Tickets are Adults $20.00, Students/Seniors $18.00, Kids (6-12) $8.00, and Family Pass (2 Adults and up to 4 Kids) $50.00. For more information, visit wvso.com.

The Royal Purple King of the Wing National Sprint Car Series is designed to work with all teams, promoters, fans, and sponsors, to strengthen pavement winged Sprint Car racing from coast to coast, working directly with all existing pavement Sprint Car Series. This is the only pavement Sprint Car Series that features competitors from all across the United States and Canada. For the latest news and information log on to www.kingofthewing.net .

Be sure and stay up to date with the Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Series by visiting the series website at www.nsraracing.com. Also, check out the official Facebook page and click “Like” to follow the tour via your favorite electronic devices.

Royal Purple is the proud title sponsor of the NSRA Pavement Sprint Car Series. Royal Purple manufactures high-performance lubricants for most automotive, industrial, marine, motorcycle and racing applications. It is considered the best synthetic motor oil by many end users. For more information or to find a store that carries these wonderful products log on to www.royalpurpleconsumer.com.

Race Summary: Rory Price Memorial Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Series Race #6 Royal Purple King of the Wing National Sprint Series Race #6 Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 Evergreen Speedway Monroe, Washington

A Feature: 1. 98H-Matt Hein; 2. 15-Eric Humphries; 3. 45-Davey (D.J.) Hamilton Jr.; 4. 76A-Andy Alberding; 5. 91-Bryan Warf; 6. 23-Robert Stout; 7. 12R-Ron Larson; 8. 66-Kyle Vantreight; 9. 1T-Tony Thomas; 10. 7D-Randy Dubois; 11. 25J-Sierra Jackson; 12. 88-Jason Conn; 13. 3T-Tom Baker; 14. 14-Robbie Price; 15. 12N-Cameron Nessinger; 16. 65-Levi Rose; 17. 33-Kyle Alberding; 18. 33A-Jeff Montgomery; 19. 3D-Danny Matthews; 20. 32-Mitch Holte; 21. 3-Robert Beck; 22. 51-Tristen Spiers; 23. 98-Ken Hamilton; 24. 44-Todd Coleman

B Feature: 1. 12R-Ron Larson; 2. 32-Mitch Holte; 3. 65-Levi Rose; 4. 3D-Danny Matthews; 5. 0M-Garrett McLees; 6. 00-Tom Root; 7. 76G-Josh Gjerness; 8. 63-Tyler Muse; 9. 41-Thomas Richardson; 10. 9-Bert Johnson; 11. 51M-Jake Mann; (DNS) 4-Greg Middendorf

Heat 1: 1. 51-Tristen Spiers; 2. 66-Kyle Vantreight; 3. 76A-Andy Alberding; 4. 12N-Cameron Nessinger; 5. 45-Davey (D.J.) Hamilton Jr.; 6. 65-Levi Rose; 7. 3D-Danny Matthews; 8. 63-Tyler Muse

Heat 2: 1. 14-Robbie Price; 2. 98H-Matt Hein; 3. 1T-Tony Thomas; 4. 3-Robert Beck; 5. 32-Mitch Holte; 6. 98-Ken Hamilton; 7. 00-Tom Root; 8. 41-Thomas Richardson

Heat 3: 1. 23-Robert Stout; 2. 33A-Jeff Montgomery; 3. 91-Bryan Warf; 4. 33-Kyle Alberding; 5. 7D-Randy Dubois; 6. 44-Todd Coleman; 7. 0M-Garrett McLees; 8. 76G-Josh Gjerness

Heat 4: 1. 25J-Sierra Jackson; 2. 88-Jason Conn; 3. 15-Eric Humphries; 4. 3T-Tom Baker; 5. 51M-Jake Mann; 6. 9-Bert Johnson; 7. 4-Greg Middendorf; 8. 12R-Ron Larson

Qualifying: 1. 15-Eric Humphries; 2. 33A-Jeff Montgomery; 3. 98H-Matt Hein; 4. 45-Davey (D.J.) Hamilton Jr.; 5. 4-Greg Middendorf; 6. 44-Todd Coleman; 7. 3-Robert Beck; 8. 66-Kyle Vantreight; 9. 12R-Ron Larson; 10. 33-Kyle Alberding; 11. 1T-Tony Thomas; 12. 76A-Andy Alberding; 13. 25J-Sierra Jackson; 14. 91-Bryan Warf; 15. 14-Robbie Price; 16. 51-Tristen Spiers; 17. 88-Jason Conn; 18. 23-Robert Stout; 19. 98-Ken Hamilton; 20. 12N-Cameron Nessinger; 21. 3T-Tom Baker; 22. 7D-Randy Dubois; 23. 32-Mitch Holte; 24. 65-Levi Rose; 25. 51M-Jake Mann; 26. 76G-Josh Gjerness; 27. 41-Thomas Richardson; 28. 3D-Danny Matthews; 29. 9-Bert Johnson; 30. 0M-Garrett McLees; 31. 00-Tom Root; 32. 63-Tyler Muse

 

 

Greencastle’s Jonathon Newgent picks up first career UMP Super Stock feature win - Beauchamp, Groomer repeat as victors and Almanza wins sixth bomber A-main

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor

PUTNAMVILLE – A heat index reaching into the triple digits wasn’t enough to derail an evening of racing at Lincoln Park Speedway on Saturday evening. Greencastle’s Johnathon Newgent made the most of the opportunity as he piloted his No. 21n UMP Super Stock to victory lane for the first win of his career. Newgent had been tantalizingly close multiple times over the last two seasons, but finally reached victory lane by holding off the challenges from Steve Peeden over the final half of the 15-lap A-main. Newgent led the entire feature, but a series of mid-race cautions gave Peeden an opportunity to reel the youngster back in on the re-start. Following a lap seven yellow flag, Peeden pulled even with Newgent through turn four, but couldn’t complete the pass. Newgent secured the point and wouldn’t look back while hitting his marks over the final five laps to pick up the victory that will boost his fifth-place position in the LPS points standings. McCullough held down the third spot ahead of Steve Hawkins as Josh Boller placed fifth. Fairland, Ind. native Brent Beauchamp slid past Thomas (T-Mez) Meseraull just before a lap 15 caution and made that pass stick on his way to the sprint car victory on the 5/16th mile dirt oval. Beauchamp’s win comes on the heels of his win on July 16 as he finds his mid-season stride. Meseraull was clearly the man to beat after jumping out to a sizable lead over the opening 10 laps of the A-main. The San Jose, Calif. Driver started outside of the front row alongside Jeff Bland and took the point early. Shane Cockrum took a big hop coming out of the opening corner and dropped from third back to a side-by-side duel with Tyler Thomas for the fifth spot behind Tyler Hopkins. On the seventh lap, Meseraull already found himself in lapped traffic running a smooth line on a rail around the middle of the track. Casey Shuman pulled off the top of turn four with an engine fire that brought out the red flag to halt the action and brought the field back together for the re-start. Beauchamp and T-Mez had separated themselves from the chase pack by lap 10 as Hopkins and Bland battled for third ahead of Cockrum as Kevin Thomas Jr. and Tyler Thomas had designs on the fifth position. A spin by Jadon Rogers brought out a lap 15 caution and gave Beauchamp the opening he needed. When the field took the green flag, Beauchamp rocketed through turn three and slid in front of Meseraull to take over the point. Another caution came out following that lap, but it was the momentum shift that Beauchamp had needed. On the restart, Beauchamp built a several car length lead before a red flag for Mario Clouser that caught up Bland. From there, Beauchamp would hold onto the top spot as Meseraull crossed the line second ahead of the charging Kevin Thomas followed by Cockrum and Tyler Thomas. Derek Groomer has the LPS oval on lock down during the month of July. The Bloomington UMP Modified driver scored his third consecutive feature win at Lincoln Park Speedway, holding the position over Travis Shoulders after an early wheel-to-wheel fight for the top spot. Groomer mastered the bottom line and worked lapped traffic perfectly over the second half of the 20-lap A-main. A caution on lap 13 only delayed the inevitable as Groomer took the green and roared to a several car length victory as the checkered flag waved ahead of Shoulders, Randy Shuman, Dan Lewellen and Brad Barrow. Lincoln Park Speedway bomber points leader Jordan Almanza duked it out side-by-side with Brazil’s David Wallen for several laps before taking over the top spot. Almanza went on to record his sixth victory of the season as Cody Wright claimed the second position over Wallen, Ryan Freeland and Scott Crouch. This weekend will feature the 29th running of the “Putnamville Clash” for sprint cars with $2,900 going to the winner. UMP Super Stocks, UMP Modifieds and bombers will also be on the card.

Lincoln Park Speedway Sprint car feature 1. Brent Beauchamp, 2. Thomas Meseraull, 3. Kevin Thomas Jr., 4. Shane Cockrum, 5. Tyler Thomas, 6. JJ Hughes, 7. Nate McMillin, 8. Jadon Rogers, 9. Billy Cribbs, 10. Hunter ONeal, 11. Ben Knight, 12. Alec Sipes, 13. AJ Hopkins, 14. Tim Creech II, 15. Jeff Bland, 16. Mario Clouser, 17. Casey Shuman, 18. Jacob Brown Heat winners: Hopkins, Cockrum

UMP Modified feature 1. Derek Groomer, 2. Travis Shoulders, 3. Randy Shuman, 4. Dan Lewellen, 5. Brad Barrow, 6. Jordan Weaver, 7. Michael Fish, 8. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 9. David Bumgardner, 10. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 11. Josh Settles, 12. Sydney Landes, 13. Jay Humphrey Jr., 14. Roger Mills, 15. Josh McDaniel, 16. JR Watkins, 17. Gary Ricketts, 18. Roy Bruce Jr., 19. Rob Brickert, 20. Brent Hudson B-main winner: Settles Heat winners: Shoulders, Groomer, Shuman

UMP Super Stock feature 1. Jonathon Newgent, 2. Steve Peeden, 3. Doug McCullough, 4. Steve Hawkins, 5. Josh Boller, 6. John Shidler, 7. Paul Wright, 8. Jack Campbell, 9. Michael Clark, 10. Mike Ham, 11. Jerry Hepworth, 12. Larry Raines, 13. Justin Massie, 14. Hayden Rogers, 15. Jake Leitzman, 16. Scotty Massie, 17. Josh Divine, 18. Chris Hillman, 19. Wes McClara, 20. C.J. Bryan Heat winners: Raines, McCullough, Peeden

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park
 

Stambaugh, Westfall, Scott Dominate Waynesfield Open Wheel Showdown
July 23, 2016
WAYNESFIELD, OH (7/23/16) - Three divisions of open wheel racing took the track Saturday night at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio. The event dubbed the “Open Wheel Showdown” had a great crowd on hand to see the final appearance of the year for the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders. The Satellite Connections Non Wings and Quest Federal Credit Union UMP Modifieds were also on the program to continue their season point battles.

The headlining K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders was led to green by the 28 of Phil Gressman and the 5M of “Mad” Max Stambaugh. Gressman took the lead into turn one and led the opening lap. Stambaugh worked the cushion into turn one at the completion of lap one to gain the lead and claim lap number two. A few laps went into the books before the first yellow flag of the A-main stacked the field back up for a restart. Jared Horstman used the restart to his advantage to advance through the field at the midway point of the A-main. Horstman managed to make his way into the runner-up spot from his outside row three starting spot. Two late race cautions bundled the field up allowing Horstman to make a run on Stambaugh. The run was unsuccessful giving the new uncle the win. Jared Horstman came home second with JR Stewart coming home third. Devon Dobie and Jeff Williams picked up the heat race wins.

The Satellite Connections Non Wing Sprints were next on the agenda for 25 laps of action. The 87 of Paul Dues and the 21 of Travis Hery led the field to the opening green flag. The drag race into turn one put Dues into the top spot. The two 24’s, Lee Underwood and Landon Simon began to battle just behind the leader. Underwood came out on the winning end, holding off Simon. Fremont, Ohio’s Dustin Stroup brought out the first and only caution of the event at the halfway mark. As laps began to tick down, Matt Westfall found himself in the runner-up spot trying to track down Lee Underwood who held the lead. Simon was tracking Westfall as Westfall tracked Underwood. Simon ran into some bad luck as his 24 went up and over the cushion exiting turn two causing him to drop out of the top five. Underwood took the white flag with a small amount of space between him and Westfall. Out of turn four, Westfall put a slider on Underwood to take the lead and the victory. Lee Underwood finished second with Luke Hall finishing third. Landon Simon and Dustin Ingle took home the heat races.

The Quest Federal Credit Union UMP Modifieds continued to reward fans with a large car count. Current point leader Josh Scott led the field of 20 to the opening green flag with the 20K of Bill Keeler to his outside. Scott won the drag race into turn one and claimed the opening lap. A three-way battle for fourth began to form between Jeff Koz, Tim Cornett, and Weasel Phlipot. Just as the battle started to get intense, Matt Twining brought out the first caution of race. Twining was facing in the opposite direction at the exit of turn one. Three cars got together at the exit of turn four on the restart. Brent Hole, Jared Spalding, and Scottie Williams got together blocking much of the track. On the second restart attempt, Jeff Koz moved into the second spot. Scott built up a lead on Koz with an even larger lead to the rest of the field. Scott and Koz were roughly half a track away from the rest of the field late in the A-main. Weasel Philpot and Brad Hess brought out the final caution of the night. Those two competitors were doing well in the A-main when they got together. Josh Scott went on to win the A-main. Jeff Koz finished second. Bill Keeler finished third. Jerry Bowersock, Brandon Vaughan, Jeff Koz, and Brad Hess picked up the heat race wins. Matt Twining and Scottie Williams claimed the B-mains.

Waynesfield Raceway Park will be back in action next Saturday night, July 30th with a full program of racing featuring the Satellite Connection Non Wings, Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints, Quest Federal Credit Union UMP Modifieds, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and the Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts. Pit side gates open at 4PM; grandstands at 5PM. The first green flag of the night flies at 7PM.


RACE RESULTS

NRA Sprint Invaders - K&L Ready Mix

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 23-Devon Dobie [4] ; 2. 5M-Max Stambaugh [2] ; 3. 6-Sean Hosey [1] ; 4. 6s-JR Stewart [5] ; 5. 87-Jason Barney[7] ; 6. 33M-Matt Westfall[3] ; 7. 10J-Jarrod Delong [6] ; 8. 99-Don Warren[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 5W-Jeff Williams [1] ; 2. 28-Phil Gressman[3] ; 3. 17-Jared Horstman [6] ; 4. 49-Shawn Dancer [4] ; 5. 30-Hud Horton [2] ; 6. 11-Tim Allison [7] ; 7. 12-Nick Roberts[5]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 5M-Max Stambaugh [2] ; 2. 17-Jared Horstman [6] ; 3. 6s-JR Stewart [7] ; 4. 87-Jason Barney[9] ; 5. 33M-Matt Westfall[11] ; 6. 23-Devon Dobie [4] ; 7. 11-Tim Allison [12] ; 8. 5W-Jeff Williams [3] ; 9. 30-Hud Horton [10] ; 10. 6-Sean Hosey [5] ; 11. 10J-Jarrod Delong [13] ; 12. 28-Phil Gressman[1] ; 13. 12-Nick Roberts[14] ; 14. 99-Don Warren[15] ; 15. 49-Shawn Dancer [8]


Non Wings - Satellite Connections

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 24-Landon Simon[6] ; 2. 24L-Lee Underwood[4] ; 3. 21-Travis Hery[3] ; 4. 9N-Luke Hall[7] ; 5. 82-Mike Miller[5] ; 6. 17-Kevin Myers[8] ; 7. 71C-Barney Craig[1] ; 8. 63D-Jim Dues[2]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[1] ; 2. 23S-Kyle Simon[3] ; 3. 87-Paul Dues[2] ; 4. 5A-Toby Alfrey[4] ; 5. 54-Matt Westfall[5] ; 6. 1M-Dustin Stroup[6] ; 7. 19-Matt Cooley[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 54-Matt Westfall[10] ; 2. 24L-Lee Underwood[4] ; 3. 9N-Luke Hall[7] ; 4. 23S-Kyle Simon[3] ; 5. 82-Mike Miller[9] ; 6. 24-Landon Simon[6] ; 7. 1M-Dustin Stroup[12] ; 8. 21-Travis Hery[2] ; 9. 19-Matt Cooley[14] ; 10. 87-Paul Dues[1] ; 11. 63D-Jim Dues[15] ; 12. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[5] ; 13. 5A-Toby Alfrey[8] ; 14. 17-Kevin Myers[11] ; 15. 71C-Barney Craig[13]


UMP Modifieds - Quest Federal Credit Union

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[1] ; 2. 35-Tim Cornett[2] ; 3. 55S-Zach Schroeder[4] ; 4. ZERO-Brent Hole[8] ; 5. 11-Jared Spalding[6] ; 6. 1X-JJ Butler[7] ; 7. 44-JD Lease[5] ; 8. 23H-Shonda Harbin[3]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 36-Brandon Vaughan[1] ; 2. 52-Weasel Phlipot[2] ; 3. 4G-Bill Griffith[3] ; 4. 18L-Randy Lines[7] ; 5. 97A-Reed Hurst[5] ; 6. L16-Josh Wilkerson[6] ; 7. 5H-Brian Hogan[4] ; 8. 50-Buzz Jacobs[8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)
1. 16-Jeff Koz[1] ; 2. 20K-Bill Keeler[2] ; 3. 4-Mike Learman[6] ; 4. 112-Chris Ullery[3] ; 5. M1G-Matt Twining[4] ; 6. K9-Scott Gerdeman[7] ; 7. 36D-Tom Conrad Jr[5] ; 8. 67M-Dan Morgan[8]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps)
1. 10H-Brad Hess[3] ; 2. 11JS-Josh Scott[4] ; 3. 9G-Ernie Gingerich[5] ; 4. 39-Cole Roberson[1] ; 5. 1W-Scottie Williams[7] ; 6. 20M-Josh Morton[6] ; 7. 24-Terry Grilliot[2]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)
1. M1G-Matt Twining[2] ; 2. 11-Jared Spalding[1] ; 3. K9-Scott Gerdeman[4] ; 4. 36D-Tom Conrad Jr[6] ; 5. 1X-JJ Butler[3] ; 6. 23H-Shonda Harbin[7] ; 7. 67M-Dan Morgan[8] ; 8. 44-JD Lease[5]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps)
1. 1W-Scottie Williams[2] ; 2. 24-Terry Grilliot[6] ; 3. 97A-Reed Hurst[1] ; 4. L16-Josh Wilkerson[3] ; 5. 5H-Brian Hogan[5] ; 6. 20M-Josh Morton[4] ; 7. 50-Buzz Jacobs[7]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps)
1. 11JS-Josh Scott[1] ; 2. 16-Jeff Koz[6] ; 3. 20K-Bill Keeler[2] ; 4. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[8] ; 5. 18L-Randy Lines[14] ; 6. 4-Mike Learman[11] ; 7. ZERO-Brent Hole[13] ; 8. 55S-Zach Schroeder[9] ; 9. 10H-Brad Hess[5] ; 10. 35-Tim Cornett[4] ; 11. 36-Brandon Vaughan[7] ; 12. 112-Chris Ullery[15] ; 13. M1G-Matt Twining[17] ; 14. 52-Weasel Phlipot[3] ; 15. 24-Terry Grilliot[20] ; 16. 9G-Ernie Gingerich[12] ; 17. 4G-Bill Griffith[10] ; 18. 1W-Scottie Williams[18] ; 19. 11-Jared Spalding[19] ; 20. 39-Cole Roberson[16]

 

 

"Big Trophy Night" provides big thrills at Placerville Speedway
By: Brad Kennedy*
Placerville, CA (7/23)...A total of 62 cars packed the pits for the 14th round of the 2016 Red Hawk Casino Championship Season, for the annual "Big Trophy Night" at Placerville Speedway.
With 18 Thompson's Auto Group 360 Sprint Cars lined up for the 25 lap main event, Placerville’s own Andy Gregg and Fair Oak’s Jake Morgan led the field to green. Gregg got the initial jump over Morgan into turn 1, but 4-time and defending track champion Greg DeCaires lived up to his nickname the “Catfish,” and used the bottom of the race track to pass both to take command coming off of turn 2. DeCaires stayed ahead until lap 8 when ironically, Gregg used the low line off of turn two to drive back by DeCaires and reclaim the lead.
Meanwhile, the battle for third heated up as Jake Morgan and Sean Becker duked it out for position. On lap 12, Justin Dill made heavy contact with the turn three implement tire, ending his night with a folded up front end. During the caution, Morgan pitted with a flat left rear tire, but did not return in time for the restart.
When the race resumed, DeCaires threw a slide job on Gregg, but Gregg returned the favor off of turn four to complete lap 13. Shortly thereafter, Mason Moore went from fourth to second driving around Becker and DeCaires, with Becker also getting by DeCaires to take over third.
On lap 18, Gregg jumped the cushion off of turn two allowing Moore to reel in Gregg for the lead. A lap later, Gregg again tripped up on the curb in turn three as Moore would shoot by like a missile into the lead on lap 19. Gregg again jumped the turn two cushion, allowing Becker to get by for second as the leaders again entered lap traffic. In the closing five rounds, Moore stayed glued to the bottom as Becker hammered down the cushion all away around the speedway. Becker made a bid for victory on the final lap, but stumbled off of four against the cushion, allowing Moore to lock down his third win of the year at Placerville, stretching his points lead over DeCaires. Gregg finished third, while DeCaires and Michael Kofoid rounded out the top five.
In victory lane, Moore admitted, “Jake Morgan showed me the bottom earlier in the race before he got that left rear flat. I knew I was good on the bottom as well, so I thought I might as well run it. Late in the race, I saw the 35 (Becker) on the board, and I thought, not again, he is going to pass me on the last lap. Unfortunately for him, he jumped the curb and we got the win.”
Andy Gregg was the fastest car in time trials, earning his 6th ADCO Transmission Quick Time Award of the year with a time of 10.682. The three heat races were won by Becker, Billy Butler, and DeCaires. Moore also claimed the AL Driveline Hard Charger Bonus for starting 7th and winning.
18 BCRA Midgets were on hand, as Michael Kofoid and Randi Pankratz paced the field to the green flag. However, before completion of the first lap, Kofoid got his midget on two wheels and flipped hard in turn three. Meanwhile, Brian Gard also turned over trying to avoid Kofoid's flipping car. Kofoid was checked out by the speedway EMT and was released to start the 360 race later in the evening, while Gard restarted the race at the rear of the field.
When the race resumed, Pankrantz and Nick Foster led the charge, with Pankrantz taking the lead. Two laps in, the yellow lights flashed around the speedway for Dustin Golobic who came to a stop while running third.
On the restart, 7th place starter Alex Schutte took the lead, but Pankrantz fought back hard and the two jockeyed for position for many laps until the yellow lights came back on for Dustin Golobic who lost power again aboard his Doug Bock racing #25G.
When the field fired back off, Schutte checked out with a big lead, while Cory Elliott got by Pankrantz for second. Simultaneously, Brian Gard had battled his way back up to fourth after his opening lap crash, and race side by side with Pankrantz during a long green flag run in the middle portion of the event. The race was slowed on lap 24 for Maria Cofer as she spun off of turn two, collecting Floyd Alvis.
When green flag racing resumed, Brian Gard hit the tractor tire off of turn two, bringing out another yellow and ending his night. From there, Schutte led without challenge, while Pankratz repassed Elliott for the runner-up position. Taylor Simas and Sean Dodenhoff rounded out the top five when the checkered flag fell.
“Cory (Elliott) did a great job, and showed his nose on that restart", Schutte admitted in a post-race interview. "Luckily for me the yellow came out, because I think he really had something for me. But, I guess he struggled on the restart and that helped us out, and we went on to win.”
Earlier in the evening, Dodenhoff, Schutte and Golobic won the three heat races.
15 Jay’s Mobile Welding and Fabrication Pure Stocks started the night's 20 lap feature, with points leader Nick Baldwin and Loren Chitwood leading the 15 car field to green. Baldwin jumped to the early lead, but had to fend off Scott Grunert and Dan Jinkerson. The three simultaneously fought for the lead over the opening eight laps until the caution flew for the 44 of Toby Mcintyre.
On the restart, Baldwin ran the middle of the track as Scott Grunert and Dan Jinkerson threaded the needle to split Baldwin off of turn two with Grunert taking command. Grunert and Jinkerson battled side by side for two laps until the 43 of Sam Bernstein came to a stop after looping his car in turn two.
During the yellow, Jason Palmer and Dan Smith made heavy contact causing Smith to retire. Smith showed his displeasure with Palmer as the two continued their rivalry from previous weeks.
07_23_2016_145c When the green flag dropped again, Dan Jinkerson slid by Grunert on the bottom of the speedway, but the yellow flag waved as Jeff Gavard came to a stop, nullifying Jinkerson's pass for the lead. However, upon the race resuming, Jinkerson once again took the lead. Third running Nick Baldwin got sideways which allowed Rick Grunert to sneak by into 3rd.
Coming to the checkered flag, Grunert tried one more time to get a shot at Jinkerson but the #29 of Jinkerson proved too tough to tame and went on to win his 4th feature in 2016 at Placerville. Baldwin finished third over Rick Grunert and Orville Owens.
“The race was pretty exciting up front between myself, Scott (Grunert) and Nick (Baldwin)", a happy Jinkerson stated in the winner's circle. "I just was in search mode and knew if I could get in the moisture off the exits of the corner then it would be hard to get around me tonight. I just want thank everyone for coming out and to thank (Promoter) Scott Russell for making tonight a racers type of track.”
Dan Smith and Orville Owens won the two heat races, while Jeff Nuss grabbed the RMI Hard Charger Bonus with his 7th place finish, after starting 13th.
11 Domco Plumbing Limited Late Models began their 20 lap feature with point leader Eddie Gardner and Ken Michelli setting the pace into turn 1 with Gardner taking command. The yellow flag was quickly drawn when Joey Olschowka spun and collected Mike Lightfoot.
Gardner led the field back to green over Will McMillan who then dispatched Gardner to second off of turn two. Matt Michelli followed suit into second and quickly challenged McMillan for the lead. The two battled hard for the lead for multiple laps until contact was made off of turn two on lap 12. Michelli’s right rear greeted McMillan’s right front, sending Micheli upside down. Fortunately, he was uninjured.
However, officials penalized McMillan for rough driving, sending him to the back of the field for the restart, and handing the lead to Tyler Lightfoot, who had moved to third prior to the crash, up from his 9th starting spot.
When the race resumed, Lightfoot checked out on the field, as Gardner and Ken Michelli battled back and forth for second over the remaiing 8 circuits. Tyler Lightfoot cruised on to get his first career win over Gardner, and Ken Micheli, while Mike Lightfoot rebounded from his opening lap incident to finish 4th, and Jay Bryant came home 5th. .
“It's such a great experience to get my first win here at my home track", said a very proud Tyler Lightfoot in victory lane. I have to give big thanks to my dad, and to all my sponsors for their support.” 07_23_2016_191c
McMillan and Matt Michelli won the two heat races, while Tyler Lightfoot's win from 9th earned him the RMI Hard Charger Bonus.
Placerville Speedway returns to action with the King of the West Sprint Car Series along with the BCRA Midget Lites next Saturday, July 30th. Pit gates open at 2PM with the front gates opening at 3PM. Racing begins at 7PM.
For complete details of the 2016 Red Hawk Casino Championship Racing Season, visit Placerville Speedway’s official website at www.placervillespeedway.com.
Join the over 7800 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can interact with fellow fans, drivers, and staff. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter for schedule updates and more by following us @pvillespeedway. In addition, Placerville Speedway is now on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.
* Additional writing contributions by Dean Mills

 

Dave Danzer Claims Second Career $10,000 Mr. Novelis Supermodified Title with SPEED SPORT, MAVTV Cameras Rolling

OSWEGO, NY (July 24, 2016) – When the film crew from Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT on MAVTV comes to Oswego Speedway, have your money on Dave Danzer.

For the second time this season Danzer drove his family owned No. 52 Novelis Supermodified to Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane on a national TV night at the Steel Palace, but this time it was worth a cool $10,000 as the winner of Saturday’s coveted 30th annual Mr. Novelis Supermodified presented by Davis Bros. Inc.

Danzer, who started on the outside pole position, did not immediately pull to the lead, but instead stalked veteran Joe Gosek for 24 laps before stealing the point just prior to halfway to go on to score his third win of the season, his second career Mr. Novelis Supermodified title, and his 10th Oswego win overall.

The victory also marks Danzer’s third television win at Oswego.

Danzer would pull to a 5.5 second win on Gosek, who was entrenched in a fierce battle with Dave Gruel, Dave Shullick Jr., and Mike Barnes in the closing laps for top five positions.

“I have to thank my dad for getting me to this point,” said Danzer. “Joe (Gosek) gave me a real hard time, he was running good tonight. Eventually I was able to slip under him. There must be something about these SPEED SPORT cameras being here. I hope they keep coming back.”

Jeff Abold made a tremendous drive from 18th on the grid to finish sixth as did Michael Muldoon who recovered from an early spin to finish seventh.

Bob Bond, Ohio invader Tim Jedrzejek, and Tim Snyder finished the top ten positions on Saturday.

Since 1987, Danzer becomes just the fifth driver in Speedway history to win the Speedway’s Memorial Day Weekend special as well as the Mr. Novelis Supermodified event in the same season – joining Mike Ordway, Bob Goutermout, Greg Furlong, and Otto Sitterly.

Only Furlong in 2005 was able to complete the trifecta by winning the Budweiser International Classic 200.

Gosek and Danzer would lead the full 24-car field to the Cam’s Pizzeria green flag on Saturday, with the front row duo swapping back and forth in the first lap before Gosek finally snagged the lead in the No. 00.

When Gosek and Danzer finally simmered into the front two spots all eyes turned to defending Mr. Novelis Supermodified Otto Sitterly in the No. 7.

Still in search of his first win of the season, Sitterly started outside the third row and in the blink of an eye dominated the high side of the track to fly into the third position.

But as quick as Sitterly appeared to be on his way to the lead, his night came to a crashing halt.

Trying to work the top side of the circuit on Danzer on lap 4, it appeared as though Sitterly skipped over the right rear tire of the No. 52, sending the Sitterly machine into the outside fourth turn steel.

Sitterly was ok, but the car was hooked to the pit area, where the Nicotra Racing crew quickly went to work.

After some 11 green flag laps in the pit area, the team appeared to have Sitterly ready to return to action until a steering issue was discovered that could not be repaired. Sitterly’s night would end in the pit area in 21st position, putting him now 38.5 points out of the championship lead, unofficially.

With the race back on Gosek and Danzer began to check away from the top ten pack which included Gruel, Keith Shampine, Muldoon, Barnes, Jedrzejek, Shullick, Bond, and Snyder.

Following Sitterly’s march to the front early on was Shampine in the Osetek No. 55.

Starting from eighth position, Shampine rallied on the top side of the Speedway to slide into the fourth position early on, hoping to join his uncle Jim Shampine by winning his first Oswego feature on the date of July 23.

But again disaster would strike for a front moving car as Shampine would blow the engine in the No. 55 at lap 15 ending his night.

As Shampine was preparing to let go, oil had been let down from the No. 55 leaving a slippery track for the Muldoon No. 15, who had been swapping with Shampine early on.

Muldoon would spin his machine in the first turn after running in the top five with the remainder of the pack doing a fantastic job to avoid. Muldoon’s car was ok, and he was fired back to the tail side of the field.

Once back to green Gosek and Danzer continued their spirited battle at the front of the field with Gruel, Barnes, Shullick, and Jedrzejek tangled in another great battle for third through sixth.

As the race proceeded to the halfway mark it was clear the Gosek No. 00 was getting tighter and struggling through the center of the corner.

Eventually Gosek slipped just enough in between turns three and four to give Danzer the room he needed to blast to the point into the first corner on lap 24 to take the top spot in the No. 52.

With Danzer beginning to run away in the lead, a true battle then developed from second on back with Gosek, Gruel, Barnes, Shullick, Jedrzejek, and Bond all in the mix.

At lap 29 defending Speedway champion Bond was able to make a low side move on TimmyJ to steal sixth, with his sights set on a top five in the No. 47.

One more caution at lap 36 gave everyone a final look at Danzer as debris was spotted on the Speedway.

The final restart of the night showed Danzer ahead of Gosek, Gruel, Barnes, Shullick, Bond, Jedrzejek, Snyder, Abold, and Muldoon.

While Danzer made it known he would not be topped in the final 14 laps, it was no holds barred from second on back.

Abold, who started 18th, had managed to work his way into the top ten and he would not stop there.

The No. 05 flew under Snyder on the restart then jumped by Jedrzejek on lap 39 to take seventh before later skipping by Bond to take the sixth position.

While Abold was on the charge an epic battle ensued between Gruel, Barnes, and Shullick for positions three through five with Barnes and Shullick swapping the fourth position several times on the top side of the track before Shullick finally settled into the fourth position in the Nicotra No. 2.

As the checkered flag flew however, it was all Danzer coasting to yet another $10,000 pay day at the Steel Palace.

As the race completed statisticians immediately went to the record book to take note that Gosek’s runner-up run was indeed his ninth in the 30 year history of the race.

“Second on any other night is great, but not tonight,” said Gosek. “That money would have gone a long way to pay some engine bills we have, that’s for sure. I just have to thank all my guys for giving me everything I need. The old guys keep supporting me. Second is good and I think we have the car in the right direction, but we wanted that win tonight.”

Another podium finish for Gruel moves him unofficially back into the Speedway’s point lead by just 1.5 points over Barnes.

“I don’t like to think about the points too much, just run each race as it comes,” said Gruel. “I think we were about equal to Gosek tonight, that was a good race. I did my best to keep that spot and it worked out.”

A full field of 24 Novelis Supermodifieds were on hand Saturday including the return of Joey Moriarty in the Total Seal No. 51, who finished 12th.

Shell Shock Custom Helmet Paint heat race victories went to Sitterly, Bond, and Jedrzejek

The Radical Race Gear Lap Leader Award went to Danzer with Shullick scoring the Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer and Abold earning the Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger.

Jerry Curran would also score an extra $50 cash from the Xtreme Short Track Sim Racing Series for being the last car on the lead lap.

Racing at Oswego Speedway continues on Saturday, August 6 with Retro Night featuring a 45-lap Novelis Supermodified feature with 15-lap Semi-Final feature qualifiers and the Pathfinder Bank SBS.

Racing will get underway at 6:30 p.m.

Kids 16 and under with paid adult and active military with I.D. are free.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or call (315) 342-0646. Visit the Speedway on social media @OswegoSpeedway or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

Oswego Speedway

Oswego, NY

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

Mr. Novelis Supermodified/Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS pres by.

Davis Bros. Inc.

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodifieds

Mr. Novelis Supermodified (50-laps): 1. 52 - Dave Danzer, 2. 00 - Joe Gosek, 3. 50 - Dave Gruel, 4. 2 - Dave Shullick Jr, 5. 68 - Michael Barnes, 6. 05 - Jeff Abold, 7. 15 - Michael Muldoon, 8. 47 - Bob Bond, 9. 91 - Tim Jedrzejek, 10. 0 - Tim Snyder, 11. 12 - Pat Lavery, 12. 51 - Joe Moriarty, 13. 99 - Dave Cliff, 14. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 15. 24 - Jerry Curran, 16. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 17. 01 - Dan Connors, 18. 90 - Ray Graham, 19. 83 - Lou Levea Jr, 20. 55 - Keith Shampine, 21. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 22. 21 - Kody Graham, 23. 14 - Kreig Heroth, 24. 11 - Aric Iosue

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #05 - Jeff Abold

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #2 - Dave Shullick Jr.

Radical Race Gear Lap Leader: #52 - Dave Danzer

Xtreme Sim Racing Series Last Car on the Lead Lap: #24 - Jerry Curran

Heat #1 (10-laps): 1. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 2. 50 - Dave Gruel, 3. 51 - Joe Moriarty, 4. 52 - Dave Danzer, 5. 0 - Tim Snyder, 6. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 7. 01 - Dan Connors, 8. 90 - Ray Graham

Heat #2 (10-laps): 1. 47 - Bob Bond, 2. 55 - Keith Shampine, 3. 15 - Michael Muldoon, 4. 2 - Dave Shullick Jr, 5. 99 - Dave Cliff, 6. 12 - Pat Lavery, 7. 14 - Kreig Heroth, 8. 11 - Aric Iosue

Heat #3 (10-laps): 1. 91 - Timmy Jedrzejek, 2. 68 - Michael Barnes, 3. 24 - Jerry Curran, 4. 00 - Joe Gosek, 5. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 6. 05 - Jeff Abold, 7. 83 - Lou Levea Jr, 8. 21 - Kody Graham

 

 

LATE PASS NETS BABCOCK NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY SPEEDWEEK WIN; FOOS FLIES TO OVSCA SPRINT CHECKER FLAG; DAUGHERTY WINS 2nd IN A ROW

Orrville, Ohio Saturday, July 23, 2016

By Mike Swanger

The racing on the track was as hot as the temperature with action very competitive for the 2nd annual STARS Buckeye Late Model speedweek show with a $4,000 to win Don Gross Memorial. The night would start out with Doug Drown setting the fast time for the second night in a row as last years winner, Duane Chamberlain, Max Blair and Devin Moran, who would come from fourth place, after having a wild qualifying attempt that nearly rolled his car, would score the heat wins with Aussie Paul Stubber topping the last chance race. Five time track champion Ryan Markham and Rod Conley would bring the field to the green flag of the 40 lap feature as Drown would move right into second as he and Markham would go back and forth for the first 4 circuits with Markham scored the leader at the line each lap. Chamberlain would back it a three car battle for the couple of laps when the caution would fly for opening night winner, Tyler Carpenter, who had a flat tire. Chamberlain would take second on lap 11 and flirted with the lead but Markham would continue to be the leader. The caution would once again wave on lap 15 for Brad Malcuit. The line up would stay status quo on the restart until lap 22 when Drown would reclaim 2nd from Chamberlain as Moran would start to become a factor as he took third from Chamberlain and two laps later swiped second from Drown as Jeff Babcock moved ahead of Chamberlain on lap 27. After setting the pace for the opening 28 laps, Markham lost the lead to Moran on lap 29, who would start to pull away as Babcock would move into third in front of Drown. As Moran went down the back stretch on lap 33, he slowed and came to a stop on the front stretch with a broken rear end. Markham would re inherit the lead with Babcock on his rear bumper as tenth starting Zach Dohm was putting the heat on Drown for third and took that position away with four laps to go. Up front, Babcock would do a slider move on Markham in turns three and four as the white flag was in the air. Heading around for the last time, Babcock would hold off Markham’s last move and put the Wayne, Ohio based Best Performance Motorsports, Bulk Material Lift .com and CRE/Rocket #7b into victory circle. Markham would finish second with Dohm in third as Drown claimed fourth. Corey Conley was fifth. After a couple of rain outs, the OVSCA Sprints made their first visit to NAPA WCS as Mitch Harble would take the lead from his outside pole position as Fremont’s DJ Foos would grab second from his 5th starting spot. Foos would waste little time taking over the point, as he took the lead on lap three and opened up a comfortable lead as Jordan Ryan worked his way past Harble on lap nine. The caution flag waved on lap 17 as track points leader Danny Mumaw and Chris Myers were involved in a spin with Mumaw going on the hook to end his night as Myers was able to continue. With the race back to green, Ryan made an early run at Foos for the lead, who would pull away aboard the General Contractors, Fremont Fab and Kistler Engines #23. Harble held on to third with Brandon Conkel and Andre Layfield filling out the top five. Harble, Layfield and Ryan posted the heat wins with Nick Patterson besting the last chance race. Last weeks winner Bob Daugherty and 5 time winner and points leader Tyler Thompson would bring the Action Auto Body Super Stocks to the green flag with Daugherty seizing the lead. After a couple of cautions in the opening laps, Daugherty of Mansfield would separate himself from the field as Paul Holmes and Chase Alexander would power past Thompson on lap four for second and third. A yellow on lap 11 would bunch the field back up, but Daugherty and his Char’s Cars, McKenzie Concrete and Innovative Graphics #21d would once again pull away. Tyler Nicely slid past Thompson for fourth on the restart and on the next circuit around Orrville’s Historic Oval, Alexander took second from Holmes but could not track down Daugherty in the closing laps. Holmes held off Nicely for third as Thompson settled for fifth. Both Daugherty and Thompson won their fourth heat races of the season. Contingency Connection’s Racer Rewards nightly awards plus the yearly awards that total over $100,000 were once again being competed for by the drivers at NAPA WCS. Next Saturday night, July 30, will Be Kids Night with many activities and prizes going on for the kids. Watch the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com and facebbok/waynecountyspeedway for all the things happening for the kids. Racing action will see the Ohio Sprint Car Series in the spot light with a $2,500 to win feature. Jac Haudenschild was the winner of the July 2nd race at NAPA WCS. The Harriger Towing Super Late Models, the Kar Connection Rush Late Models, the Action Auto Body Super Stocks, the WQKT Sports Country 104.5 Mini Stocks and the Flat Track Carts all will be in action also. Gates will open at 3 pm.

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS Saturday, July 23, 2016 STARS BUCKEYE DIRT LATE MODEL SPEEDWEEK Fast Qualifier Doug Drown 17.131 seconds Heat 1 Duane Chamberlain, Doug Drown, Rick Bond, Zach Dohm, Chris Shannon, JR Gentry, Jerry Aber, Kirk Baker, Jim Nicely Heat 2 Max Blair, Ryan Markham, Corey Conley, Tyler Carpenter, Jason Montgomery, Brad Malcuit, Paul Stubber, Blaine Aber, Jeremy Berwanger Heat 3 Devin Moran, Rod Conley, Jeff Babcock, Jeremy Misel, Allan Baker, Scott Smith, Larry Bellman, Jason Skelly ‘B’Main Paul Stubber, Kirk Baker, Larry Bellman, Jim Nicely, Blaine Aber, Jerry Aber, Jason Skelly Don Gross Memorial Feature Jeff Babcock, Ryan Markham, Zach Dohm, Doug Drown, Corey Conley, Tyler Carpenter, Duane Chamberlain, Max Blair, Jason Montgomery, Rod Conley, Chris Shannon, Brad Malcuit, Rick Bond, Paul Stubber, Jeremy Misel, Kirk Baker, Jim Nicely, Larry Bellman, Devin Moran, Scott Smith, Blaine Aber, Allan Baker, JR Gentry, Jerry Aber

OHIO VALLEY SPRINT CAR ASSOCIATION Heat 1 Mitch Harble, Roger Campbell, Brandon Conkel, Dave Dickson, Dylan Kingan, Kris Davis, Butch Beasley, Andy Fike Heat 2 Andre Layfield, Danny Mumaw, DJ Foos, Chris Myers, Clay Riney, Nick Patterson, Troy Kingan, Lane Cecil Heat 3 Jordan Ryan, Jason Dolick, George Prosser, Shawn Hubler, Randy Fink, Tyler Dunn, Jamie Myers dns ‘B’Main Nick Patterson, Troy Kingan, Tyler Dunn, Kris Davis, Butch Beasley, Andy Fike, Lane Cecil, Jamie Myers dns Feature DJ Foos, Jordan Ryan, Mitch Harble, Brandon Conkel, Andre Layfield, Dave Dickson, Roger Campbell, Nick Patterson, Shawn Hubler, Jason Dolick, George Prosser, Troy Kingan, Chris Myers, Clay Riney, Tyler Dunn, Randy Fink, Kris Davis, Butch Beasley, Dylan Kingan, Danny Mumaw

ACTION AUTO BODY SUPER STOCKS Heat 1 Tyler Thompson, Gary Hensel Jr., Chase Alexander, Jim Nicely, Darren Dawson, Tom Fisher, Steve Ott, Jordan James Heat 2 Bob Daugherty, Paul Holmes, Brandon Craver, Tyler Nicely, Brad Eagle, Don Rutt, Richard Grogg, Tod Beviloqua Feature Bob Daugherty, Chase Alexander, Paul Holmes, Tyler Nicely, Tyler Thompson, Gary Hensel Jr., Darren Dawson, Brad Eagle, Jim Nicely, Tod Beviloqua, Richard Grogg, Brandon Craver, Jordan James, Tom Fisher, Don Rutt, Steve Ott dns

 

 

Solwold Tunes Up for Summer Nationals with Win

7/23/16

Alger, WA – Jason Solwold has things firing on all cylinders in anticipation of next week’s Bob’s Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals. The Burlington, WA driver led the final 22 laps of the main event to score his second win in a row at Skagit Speedway on Saturday night. Joining him in victory lane were Kelsey Carpenter and Freddie Vela.

Solwold was nearly flawless in the main event for the 360 sprint cars. After starting third, Solwold passed race leader JJ HIckle on the bottom of turn three on lap three to take the lead for good. Jason used his veteran guile to navigate through traffic and secure the win in front of Hickle and Colton Heath. HIckle was the fastest qualifier, with Heath, Travis Jacobson and Trevor Cook winning the heats.

In the Sportsman Sprint division, Kelsey Carpenter pulled off the elusive clean sweep on the night. Kelsey was quick time, won his heat from fourth and led every lap of the main event with little challenge before taking the win in front of Steve Parker and Brett McGhie. James Bundy and Parker were the other heat winners.

Freddie Vela visited victory lane in the outlaw tuner division. In a highly entertaining contest, Vela held off strong challenges from second place finisher Brandon Berg and third place Matt Ploeg to pick up his first w of 2016. Vela and Clint Meins won the heats.

360 Sprints

Fast Time – JJ Hickle 12.749

Heat 1 – Colton Heath, Cam Smith, JJ Hickle, Nate Vaughn, Luke Didiuk

Heat 2 – Travis Jacobson, Eric Fisher, Mack Brown, Bud Ashe, Steve James

Heat 3 – Trevor Cook, Jason Solwold, Justin Youngquist, David Miller, Steve Reeves

Main – Jason Solwold, Hickle, Heath, Brown, Smith, Jacobson, Didiuk, Ashe, Reeves, Youngquist, Miller, Cook, James, Fisher, Vaughn

Lap Leaders – Hickle 1-2 Solwold 3-25

Sportsman Sprints

Fast Time – Kelsey Carpenter 12.805

Heat 1 – Kelsey Carpenter, Devin Barnes, Derek Roberts, Adam Hinds, Clayton Sibley

Heat 2 – James Bundy, Joe Lyon, Paul Burdick, Tim Levin, Chris Ochs

Heat 3 – Steve Parker, Brett McGhie, Julian Fuentes, Dustin Johnson

Main – Kelsey Carpenter, Parker, McGhie, Bundy, Hinds, Lyon, Sibley, Ochs, Burdick, Fuentes, Johnson, Barnes, Roberts

Lap Leaders – Carpenter 1-25

Outlaw Tuners

Heat 1 – Clint Meins, Brandon Berg, Kevin Reuter, Cliff Ballenger, Terra Arnett

Heat 2 – Freddie Vela, Matt Ploeg, Vance Hibbard, Jon Gunderson, Howard Vos

Main – Freddie Vela, Berg, Ploeg, Hibbard, Gunderson, Reuter, Vos, Arnett, Meins, TJ Campbell

Lap Leaders – Berg 1-3 Vela 4-17

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park
July 23, 2016
Open Wheel Showdown
RACE RESULTS

NRA Sprint Invaders - K&L Ready Mix

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 23-Devon Dobie [4] ; 2. 5M-Max Stambaugh [2] ; 3. 6-Sean Hosey [1] ; 4. 6s-JR Stewart [5] ; 5. 87-Jason Barney[7] ; 6. 33M-Matt Westfall[3] ; 7. 10J-Jarrod Delong [6] ; 8. 99-Don Warren[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 5W-Jeff Williams [1] ; 2. 28-Phil Gressman[3] ; 3. 17-Jared Horstman [6] ; 4. 49-Shawn Dancer [4] ; 5. 30-Hud Horton [2] ; 6. 11-Tim Allison [7] ; 7. 12-Nick Roberts[5]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 5M-Max Stambaugh [2] ; 2. 17-Jared Horstman [6] ; 3. 6s-JR Stewart [7] ; 4. 87-Jason Barney[9] ; 5. 33M-Matt Westfall[11] ; 6. 23-Devon Dobie [4] ; 7. 11-Tim Allison [12] ; 8. 5W-Jeff Williams [3] ; 9. 30-Hud Horton [10] ; 10. 6-Sean Hosey [5] ; 11. 10J-Jarrod Delong [13] ; 12. 28-Phil Gressman[1] ; 13. 12-Nick Roberts[14] ; 14. 99-Don Warren[15] ; 15. 49-Shawn Dancer [8]


Non Wings - Satellite Connections

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 24-Landon Simon[6] ; 2. 24L-Lee Underwood[4] ; 3. 21-Travis Hery[3] ; 4. 9N-Luke Hall[7] ; 5. 82-Mike Miller[5] ; 6. 17-Kevin Myers[8] ; 7. 71C-Barney Craig[1] ; 8. 63D-Jim Dues[2]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[1] ; 2. 23S-Kyle Simon[3] ; 3. 87-Paul Dues[2] ; 4. 5A-Toby Alfrey[4] ; 5. 54-Matt Westfall[5] ; 6. 1M-Dustin Stroup[6] ; 7. 19-Matt Cooley[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 54-Matt Westfall[10] ; 2. 24L-Lee Underwood[4] ; 3. 9N-Luke Hall[7] ; 4. 23S-Kyle Simon[3] ; 5. 82-Mike Miller[9] ; 6. 24-Landon Simon[6] ; 7. 1M-Dustin Stroup[12] ; 8. 21-Travis Hery[2] ; 9. 19-Matt Cooley[14] ; 10. 87-Paul Dues[1] ; 11. 63D-Jim Dues[15] ; 12. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[5] ; 13. 5A-Toby Alfrey[8] ; 14. 17-Kevin Myers[11] ; 15. 71C-Barney Craig[13]

 

 

Velasquez Victorious Again at Dodge City

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 23, 2016) – After surrendering the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car points lead during the recent “Boothill Showdown”, Taylor Velasquez rebounded by wiring the field in Saturday night’s 20-lap feature atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval.

While Velasquez added his third score of the year in the Sprint Car ranks, other Saturday night feature winners included Brendon Gemmill in IMCA Modifieds, Jeff Kaup in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Michael Pepper in IMCA Stock Cars and David Berger in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Finishing outside the top five for the first time this season in the July 3 “Boothill Showdown” finale, Turpin, Oklahoma’s Velasquez bounced right back with a wire-to-wire win from the pole position aboard the Bearcat Well Service/Fronk Oil Company No. 21x Sprint Car.

Velasquez outgunned fellow front row starter Tracey Hill at the drop of the green flag and led throughout with action interrupted by caution just once after 11 laps for debris on the track.

“I felt like we were getting through traffic alright,” Velasquez explained afterward. “I was actually a little concerned when that yellow came out, sometimes cautions can change the game completely.

Velasquez had no need for concern this time as he drove on to the checkered flag unabated with 15-year-old Hill holding off veteran shoe Mike Peters for a DCRP-career best finish in second. Peters settled for the show position with Luke Cranston gaining three positions after the lap 11 caution to capture fourth and hold on to the track points lead by just one marker over Velasquez. Jeremy Huish rounded out the top five.

In the 20-lap IMCA Modified main event, Ponca City, OK, native Brendon Gemmill took command on the third circuit and led the rest of the way to capture his second DCRP win in a row.

The past track champion gridded the field fourth and raced by pole starter David Solberg on a lap three restart with Mike Lunow and William Nusser following suit.

Lunow tried to keep up with the lead pace, but Gemmill gradually opened up a dozen car-length advantage. Lunow cut into that in the closing handful of circuits but couldn’t get close enough to challenge Gemmill for the point.

Gemmill was chased to the line by Lunow and Nusser with Joel Lane in fourth as Casey Jo Gemmill made a late move to round out the top five.

Jeff Kaup continued his pursuit of a fourth consecutive IMCA Sport Modified track championship by racing to his fourth victory of the year in Saturday’s non-stop 15-lap main event.

Woodward’s Kaup raced from sixth to second in the opening pair of laps and then battled past early leader Kyle Wiens on the high side to take command on the seventh circuit.

Kaup checked out to secure another victory, though he gained a minimal amount on current points leader Kevin Tabor, who emerged atop the battle for runner-up honors. Jeremy Sigler claimed third with Bart Baker and Wiens rounding out the top five.

No late-race dramatics were necessary for Lakin’s Michael Pepper this time out as he claimed his fourth consecutive IMCA Stock Car feature win and sixth of the year to better his 2015 championship campaign that netted five wins.

After late-race moves to win the last two events, Pepper pounced on the lead early by racing past Shannon Maughlin on the second round. Pepper opened up nearly a straightaway lead that was erased by a caution just three laps shy of the checkered flag in the 12-lapper. Pepper was not to be denied though, keeping Maughlin and Chris Oliver at bay over the closing laps.

In the 15-lap IMCA Hobby Stock feature, hometown shoe David Berger battled into the lead on the fourth lap and led the rest of the way for his first win of the year.

After getting past early leader Tyler Walker, Berger had his hands full holding off Reagan Sellard, Matt O’Hair, Duane Wahrman and Cody Davis the rest of the way.

Action continues at Dodge City Raceway Park with “Driver Appreciation Night” next Friday night, July 30, with Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars along with IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Dodge City Raceway Park

July 23 Results:

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 33-Koby Walters, 2. 49x-Mike Peters, 3. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 4. 10-Jordan Knight, 5. 72-Ray Seemann, 6. 0-Steven Richardson, 7. 49-Kris Moore. DNS: 18-Brandon Sprott.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 2. 1x-Cody Lampe, 3. 11k-Tyler Knight, 4. 28-Tracey Hill, 5. 20-Luke Cranston, 6. 17x-Craig Jecha, 7. 97-Brian Herbert.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 2. 28-Tracey Hill, 3. 49x-Mike Peters, 4. 20-Luke Cranston, 5. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 6. 33-Kob Walters, 7. 11k-Tyler Knight, 8. 72-Ray Seemann, 9. 49-Kris Moore, 10. 10-Jordan Knight, 11. 97-Brian Herbert, 12. 0-Steven Richardson, 13. 1x-Cody Lampe, 14. 17x-Craig Jecha, 15. 18-Brandon Sprott.

 

 

 

Bauer Gets Career First at Mercer Raceway Park; Holden, Seger, Hurrelbrink, Bova, Fulton, and Jones Also Take Checkers

(Mercer, PA July 23, 2016): Michael Bauer logged his first career 4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprint Car victory at Mercer Raceway Park. For Bauer, who once dominated the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warrior class, the transition to the more powerful 410 Sprints was a slow and difficult process. But, after crashing the trusty Trevis Craft car that served him so well at the start of his career, Bauer acquired a GF-1 chassis and it was clear that the first win would be coming soon. "It feels great, it's been a while, but the team stuck with me we just kept grinding, and I'm speechless, I am so happy."

Also taking wins were Jimmy Holden (Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds), Jimmy Seger (Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors, William Hurrelbrink (Precise Racing Products Open Stocks), Jacob Bova (Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites), Tyler Fulton (Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks), and Roman Jones (Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints).

Dennis Wagner was ready to make history in the 4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprint Car feature. He started up front with his 360 powered sprint Car, and he held control for the first half of the race. Everybody was wondering if Wagner could pull off the upset. While he ran out front, Michael Bauer worked his way into second. Bauer challenged Wagner a couple of times in traffic, but he finally made the winning pass racing down the back stretch on lap 12.

Wagner continued to hold down second in the non-stop affair, but with just two laps remaining, the points leader, Jack Sodeman, Jr., passed Wagner and a lapped car coming down the front stretch.

At the checkers, it was Bauer by nearly 4.5 seconds over Sodeman. Bauer explained ho he was able to pull away so easily. "I felt real comfortable there in the lapped traffic. We were running the bottom but we passed a lapped car up high in one and two, and the car felt even better there, so we went to the top and found more speed up there."

Wagner held down third, a very creditable performance with his underpowered machine, with A.J. Flick and Brandon Matus next.

Andy McKisson raced through the field to get sixth, ahead of Scott Priester, Brent Matus, Gale Ruth, Jr., and Dan Shetler.

The heat winners were Sodeman and Flick.

Jimmy Holden make things look easy, and quite easy at that, in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. "We strayed from our set-up probably about three weeks or a month ago, and after that race, I said, 'you know what, put it back, put it back where it was, and the car has been good all year."

Holden led from start to finish. "We made a different tire choice, it (the car) wasn't very happy on the long runs before, we had real good speed out of the gates before but, you know, we changed the tires up a little bit and got it to run a little better a little longer."

The only thing that slowed Holden down was a major crash on the frontstretch as the racers completed lap one. Nobody was injured, butthe car of Jeff Schaffer, Jr. was done for the night.

When the race resumed, Holden was out front and never headed. He Lonny Riggs ran a distant second. Kyle Fink wrestled third away from Tommy Kristyak. Sid Unverzagt, Jr. turned in a steady performance nabbing fifth.

Kyle Holden, Kevin Green, Ryan Kemery, and Jason Sines finished the race. Schaffer was scored in the tenth spot.

There was just one heat this night, and it went to Fink.

In the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors, it looked as though Cody Bova would be the talk of Mercertown. However, on a restart with just two laps remaining, Jimmy Seger dove to the inside of Bova and snatched the lead away. "I got that caution with two to go, that's what I needed, I needed to have an opportunity to bunch up with him. I knew that I could catch him, he was floating around the lapped cars up top." Seger, on the other hand, was good, if not better, on the bottom, and Bova left the lane open for him as they raced toward turn one.

Seger went on to earn his first victory at the Park in the Lockhart 58. "This is the first ti I've had to drive a race car and not do anything to it during the week." Seger, explained thatthe car is really easy to drive. "I will tell you this right now, a monkey could drive this car, it is a real good piece."

Bova led Andy Priest to the finish line. Greg Dobrosky was fourth, despite mixing things up with Priest under the caution. Mike Marano, II, was fifth. Positions six through ten went to Jacob Gomola, Darin Gallagher, Rod Jones, Mike Miller, and Kyle Colwell.

Seger was also the winner of the lone heat race.

In the Precise Racing Products Open Stocks, Andy Thompson jumped out to the lead, but, by the time that the field reached turn three on the opening lap, Russ Byler assumed command. Over the next few laps, points leader William Hurrelbrink worked his way into second. Thompson raced along in third, ahead of Bob Schwartzmiller and Leigh Wheeler. The race was halted on lap 15 when Curt Bish pulled off the track in turn two due to a small fire under the hood. It was extinguished without incident, and Bish was unhurt. Hurrelbrink surged ahead of Byler on the restart, and he survived two more on his way to the win. Behind Hurrelbrink and Byler came Thompson, Schwartzmiller by a nose, and Wheeler. Ryan Moyer clawed his way up to sixth. Terry Wheeler was seventh, then Dan Fedorchak, Charlie Baptiste, and Troy Norman. The pair of qualifiers went to Hurrelbrink and Thompson.

After missing a week of action for a family vactaion in Florida, Jacob Bova returned to the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites with determination. He swept his heat and the feature. Points leader Doug Jones was second. Shane Pfeuffer came home in third, with Kenny Meadows and Jason Johnson rounding out the top five. Shane Webb was sixth. Vivian Jones was seventh, with Dusty Frantz, Mark Marcucci, and Keith Smith next. Bova and Meadows were triumphant in the preliminaries.

Tyler Fulton passed the early leader, Tim Callahan, and went on to victory in the Mini Stocks presented by Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles. When Callahan's car faltered on the last lap, that gave second position to Shane Shook. Isaac Paden was third, followed by Tyler Young, and then Callahan. Karlee Longwell was sixth, ahead of Darrell Lawson, Jr., Summer Pitts, Ed Haylett, Josh Rathbun, and Kenny Lawson. The heat winners were Callahan and Paden.

In the Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints, Roman Jones continued his hot streak, winning both the heat and feature events. Ayden Cipriano ran second for the entire distance. Sammy Darby was third, a position he regained when Jordan Simmons retired from the event. Fourth was Austin Cavanaugh. Simmons was scored in fifth based on laps completed.

In the children's bicycle races, presented by Approved Toilet Rentals and Ray's Racing Collectibles, the winners were Tylor Thompson, Austin Wheeler, and Ricky Tucker in the 5-6 year old class, Carly Gabriel, Reagan Young, and Nathan Mabry in the 7-8 year old class, Connor Cook, Brayden Booher, and Gavin Grant in the 9 year old class, and Jared Marsh, Nicole Young, and Hunter Grant in the 10-12 year old class. All children were treated to free milk from Dean's Dairy, courtesy of the Mercer County Dairy Princess.

Next week will be a Saturday Night Live! racing program, however, there will be no 4 Your Car Connection Sprint Cars. Racing will start at 5:30.

4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprint Cars: Michael Bauer, Jack Sodeman, Jr., Dennis Wagner, A.J. Flick, Brandon Matus, Andy McKisson, Scott Priester, Brent Matus, Gale Ruth, Jr., Dan Shetler, John Garvin, Jr., Alex Paden, Davey Jones, Ladon LaLonde, Gale Ruth, Sr., George Hobaugh, Jr.

Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds: Jimmy Holden, Lonny Riggs, Kyle Fink, Tommy Kristyak, Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Kyle Holden, Kevin Green, Ryan Kemery, Jason Sines, Jeff Schaffer, Jr.

Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors: Jimmy Seger, Cody Bova, Andy Priest, Greg Dobrosky, Mike Marano, II, Jacob Gomola, Darin Gallagher, Rod Jones, Mike Miller, Kyle Colwell.

Precise Racing Products Open Stocks: William Hurrelbrink, Russ Byler, Andy Thompson, Bob Schwartzmiller, Leigh Wheeler, Ryan Moyer, Terry Wheeler, Dan Fedorchak, Charlie Baptiste, Troy Norman, Steve Allison, Shawn Smith, Richard Chess, Sr., Curt Bish.

Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites: Jacob Bova, Doug Jones, Shane Pfeuffer, Kenny Meadows, Jason Johnson, Shane Webb, Vivian Jones, Dusty Frantz, Mark Marcucci, Keith Smith, Josh Christopher.

Epertherner's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks: Tyler Fulton, Shane Shook.Isaac Paden, Tyler Young, Karlee Longwell, Darrell Lawson, Jr., Summer Pitts, Ed Haylett, Josh Rathbun, Kenny Lawson, Josh Christopher.

Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints: Roman Jones, Ayden Cipriano, Sammy Darby, Austin Cavanaugh. Jordan Simmons.

 

 

Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

Mr. Novelis Supermodified/Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS pres by. Davis Bros. Inc.

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodifieds

Mr. Novelis Supermodified (50-laps): 1. 52 - Dave Danzer, 2. 00 - Joe Gosek, 3. 50 - Dave Gruel, 4. 2 - Dave Shullick Jr, 5. 68 - Michael Barnes, 6. 05 - Jeff Abold, 7. 15 - Michael Muldoon, 8. 47 - Bob Bond, 9. 91 - Tim Jedrzejek, 10. 0 - Tim Snyder, 11. 12 - Pat Lavery, 12. 51 - Joe Moriarty, 13. 99 - Dave Cliff, 14. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 15. 24 - Jerry Curran, 16. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 17. 01 - Dan Connors, 18. 90 - Ray Graham, 19. 83 - Lou Levea Jr, 20. 55 - Keith Shampine, 21. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 22. 21 - Kody Graham, 23. 14 - Kreig Heroth, 24. 11 - Aric Iosue

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #05 - Jeff Abold

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #2 - Dave Shullick Jr.

Radical Race Gear Lap Leader: #52 - Dave Danzer

Xtreme Sim Racing Series Last Car on the Lead Lap: #24 - Jerry Curran

Heat #1 (10-laps): 1. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 2. 50 - Dave Gruel, 3. 51 - Joe Moriarty, 4. 52 - Dave Danzer, 5. 0 - Tim Snyder, 6. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 7. 01 - Dan Connors, 8. 90 - Ray Graham

Heat #2 (10-laps): 1. 47 - Bob Bond, 2. 55 - Keith Shampine, 3. 15 - Michael Muldoon, 4. 2 - Dave Shullick Jr, 5. 99 - Dave Cliff, 6. 12 - Pat Lavery, 7. 14 - Kreig Heroth, 8. 11 - Aric Iosue

Heat #3 (10-laps): 1. 91 - Timmy Jedrzejek, 2. 68 - Michael Barnes, 3. 24 - Jerry Curran, 4. 00 - Joe Gosek, 5. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 6. 05 - Jeff Abold, 7. 83 - Lou Levea Jr, 8. 21 - Kody Graham

Pathfinder Bank SBS

Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS (35-laps): 1. 74 - Mike Bond, 2. 22 - Mike Bruce, 3. 50 - Dave Cliff, 4. 7 - Alex Hoag, 5. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 6. 13 - Russ Brown, 7. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 8. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 9. 9 - Jack Patrick, 10. 98 - Jason Simmons, 11. 77 - Cameron Rowe, 12. 54 - Camden Proud, 13. 23 - Cameron Black, 14. 90 - Greg O'Connor, 15. 93 - Tyler Thompson, 16. 14 - Alex McRae,, 17. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 18. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 19. 37 - Jesse Bearup, 20. 15 - James Babcock, 21. 76 - Scott Shafer, 22. 69 - Mark Castiglia

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #7 - Alex Hoag

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

White's Car Care 4th Place: #7 - Alex Hoag

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader: #74 - Mike Bond

Bacc-Off Hard Luck Award: #76 - Scott Shafer

Heat #1 (10-laps): 1. 01- Dalton Doyle, 2. 7 - Alex Hoag, 3. 9 - Jack Patrick, 4. 74 - Mike Bond, 5. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 6. 37 - Jesse Bearup, 7. 14 - Alex Mcrae, 8. 93 - Tyler Thompson

Heat #2 (10-laps): 1. 50 - Dave Cliff, 2. 54 - Camden Proud, 3. 98 - Jason Simmons, 4. 13 - Russ Brown, 5. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 6. 23 - Cameron Black, 7. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 8. 69 - Mark Castiglia

Heat #3 (10-laps): 1. 22 - Mike Bruce, 2. 76 - Scott Shafer, 3. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 4. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 5. 77 - Cameron Rowe, 6. 90 - Greg O'Connor, 7. 15 - James Babcock

 

 

Jimmy Kouba Tops Kobs in Outstanding Race at Red Cedar Speedway Menomonie, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-22-16)

Racing for the second time-ever at the Red Cedar Speedway, the UMSS Traditional sprint cars put on an outstanding race for the top spot in what turned out to be a 25 lap nonstop run to the checkers on Friday night July 22 in their feature race. Jimmy Kouba led all but one lap, but current TSCS point leader Rick Kobs stayed close throughout most of the race, actually grabbed the lead on lap 22 only to see Kouba charge back and retake the top spot by a matter of inches on lap 23, and then go on to win for the third time this season. Kobs was looking for his second win at Red Cedar in a Traditional sprint car, having won last year when the popular non-winged division raced at the Dunn County Fair on a Thursday night in July. Jimmy Kouba was not to be denied on this night though. Kouba commented on the race and his battle with Kobs during his post-race winner interview with Loren Miller in Rock Auto Victory Lane. Kouba picked up $500 for the victory thanks to some sponsorship help from GRP Motorsports.

It was also the first night of a planned two night challenge between the Wisconsin WingLESS Sprint Series (WWSS) and the UMSS Traditional sprints. Four non-winged sprints made the long tow up on a very hot summer day/evening. The WWSS sprints primarily race each Saturday night at Wilmot Speedway. On hand were Doug Schenck, Craig Campton, Jeremy Hunt and George Gaertner, Jr. Last Saturday (July 16), Jimmy Kouba won for the first time down on their home track, as the both Jimmy and Jake have traveled to Wilmot several times this season already. Tonight would mark two wins in a row for Jimmy Kouba in his last two nights of racing. Commenting in the pits after the races, Jimmy said, "I saw Kobs next to me a few times during the race, then we came up on that lapped car running in my line, and before I knew it Kobs had snuck past me. I got up on the wheel and drove back by him the next lap. That was a fun race!" Jake Kouba also joined the battle for the lead in the closing laps but settled for third behind Kobs at the checkers.

James Giossi had a strong run, but was hampered by a motor which broke a valve about eight laps into the race and was down a cylinder. Giossi rode home in fourth ahead of Anna Hippe. Local favorite Blake Anderson finished sixth ahead of Jeremy Kerzman who started 14th. 2011 TSCS Champion Kevin Bradwell turned in one of his better runs recently for eighth. Rookie Ty Sampair finished ninth. Earning the $100 GRP Motorsports Hard Charger award was Scott Brandt, coming from 19th to round out the top ten. Brandt broke a power steering pump in hot laps and missed his heat race. Borrowing a spare pump from Mike Mueller, Brandt moved up nine spots in the feature. All 20 cars on hand started the feature, and ALL 20 cars finished the green flag-to-checkers run. Sixteen cars finished on the lead lap. The highest finishing WWSS sprint was Doug Schenck in fourteenth. Schenck had a solid run in his heat race and found himself in the top four redraw where he ended up with an outside front row starting spot. Jimmy Kouba drew the pole with Kobs and Giossi in row two. Heat races were by Giossi, Jimmy Kouba and Kobs. The only two caution flags of the evening came in the heat races for a couple of spins.

The second night of the two race challenge series between the WWSS and TSCS sprints scheduled for the Eagle Valley Speedway fell victim to stormy weather and was rained out. It would have been the first-ever appearance for the UMSS Traditional sprints at Eagle Valley, and many teams were looking forward to racing at a new track and watching the IRA 410 Outlaw sprints as well. The weather did not allow that to happen. Hopefully the Traditional sprints can make it over to Eagle Valley next season.

The next race for the Traditional sprints will see them return to the Cedar Lake Speedway for their tenth appearance of the season next Saturday night July 30. Rick Kobs has won five out of the nine shows at CLS so far. Jeremy Kerzman has three CLS wins while Jimmy Kouba has one win this season at the track where he earned a track championship at back in 1997 in the WISSOTA 360 winged sprints. Following the scheduled Cedar Lake race on July 30, the Traditional sprints will take a planned two week break from racing before returning to action at the Grand Rapids Speedway for a non-points show on Thursday night August 18 prior to a double header weekend at Princeton and Ogilvie the next two nights. The Princeton show will feature all three UMSS divisions while the Ogilvie race will also have the UMSS winged sprints on the program. There is plenty of racing action remaining, as the series works its way through the second half of the season! Check out the schedule, results, points and other news for the Traditional Sprint Car Series on our website at www.umsprints.com by clicking on the blue logo or follow us on Facebook.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - Red Cedar Speedway July 22, 2016 (Race #15)

GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[1]; 2. 81-Rick Kobs[3]; 3. 6-Jake Kouba[5]; 4. 11-James Giossi[4]; 5. 16-Anna Hippe[8]; 6. 12X-Blake Anderson[9]; 7. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[14]; 8. 95-Kevin Bradwell[6]; 9. N1-Ty Sampair[10]; 10. 7B-Scott Brandt[19]; 11. 55-Joseph Kouba[11]; 12. 99-Bryan Roach[17]; 13. 48-Neal Matuska[7]; 14. 71S-Doug Schenck[2]; 15. 87-Mike Mueller[12]; 16. 7S-Craig Campton[13]; 17. 29-Hunter Custer[16]; 18. 32-Jeremy Hunt[18]; 19. 89-George Gaertner Jr[15]; 20. 00-Kyle Finnegan[20] Lap Leaders: Jimmy Kouba 1-21, Kobs 22, Jimmy Kouba 23-25. No cautions! All cars finished. Outstanding race! GRP Motorsports Hard Charger Award: Scott Brandt +9

Track Rat Photos Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 11-James Giossi[4]; 2. 71S-Doug Schenck[6]; 3. 48-Neal Matuska[2]; 4. 87-Mike Mueller[1]; 5. 29-Hunter Custer[3]; 6. 89-George Gaertner Jr[7]; 7. 32-Jeremy Hunt[5] Lap Leaders: Matuska 1-4, Giossi 5-10. Cautions: (1) yellow for 32 spin turn 1 four laps in.

Meeks Video Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[3]; 2. 95-Kevin Bradwell[2]; 3. N1-Ty Sampair[1]; 4. 55-Joseph Kouba[4]; 5. 7S-Craig Campton[5]; 6. 00-Kyle Finnegan[6]; (DNS) 7B-Scott Brandt Lap Leaders: Sampair 1, Jimmy Kouba 2-10. No cautions. 7B scratched for heat with power steering pump failure. Ready for feature.

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 81-Rick Kobs[1]; 2. 6-Jake Kouba[3]; 3. 16-Anna Hippe[2]; 4. 12X-Blake Anderson[5]; 5. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[4]; 6. 99-Bryan Roach[6] Lap Leader: Kobs 1-10. Cautions: (1) yellow for 99 spin turn 2 five laps in.

 

 

Attica Raceway Park

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – It looks like the $10,000 title for Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series presented by KS Sales and Service is going to come down to Craig Mintz and Byron Reed. Mintz dominated Friday on Smith Family Foods/Comfort Keepers Night at Attica Raceway Park for his second straight FAST win, closing the point gap on Reed.

Mintz, from Gibsonburg, Ohio, had a nearly seven second lead in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprint Feature until a caution flew with nine laps to go. Meanwhile Reed had worked his way from 14th starting position to fourth. Every time Mintz would open up a lead the final few laps a caution would fly and when the final yellow was displayed with three laps to go Mintz led Stuart Brubaker and Reed. Reed was able to take second with two to go but ran out of time to catch Mintz who led all 30 laps.

It was Mintz’ first win of the year at Attica and the 14th of his career at the track, tying him with Butch Schroeder for seventh on the all time win list for the division.

“You see that yellow light come on and you don’t know where you are. The 16 (Brubaker) is really good at the top and I look at the score board and the 5 (Reed) was coming. You start in the back like he did and you’re in the top three with a few laps to go you have a good race car. I just put my foot on the floor and aimed it to the curb. These Elite wings….they put down force on this thing and make this Ti22 GF1 Chassis work and Linder’s ProShocks put some great shocks on it and we were ready to go,” said Mintz beside his Real Geese Decoys, Eagle Ignition Products; Real Archery Targets; KS Sales & Service; Shetzer Insurance; Story Equipment; S&S Builders; Keizer Wheels; Real Caps backed machine.

Mintz has scaled back his racing the past couple of years and is concentrating on trying to get his third FAST title.

“With a limited schedule it takes me a little while to knock the rust off. But everyone that stands behind me with this crew…they’ve worked their butts off and that’s why we have such a good race car. It goes from Monday through race day. Hopefully I can reward them with wins. I want to thank the fans for coming out in this terrible heat and supporting us,” Mintz added.

McClure, Ohio’s Rusty Schlenk has only raced at Attica once in 2016 in the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models. However, he made his second visit one to remember. Despite a car leaking race fuel on him throughout the feature, he would drive around Ryan Markham in the last corner of the last lap to get his 22nd career Attica to continue to lead the division in all-time victories. In total, Schlenk has seven wins at various tracks this season.

“That was probably one of the stupidest moves I’ve made in my life. On about lap 10 it started pouring fuel out of the carburetor…it was hitting me in the face but we were having such a good run. I just chanced it. I was keeping an eye on where the water truck was in case it caught on fire. The car was awesome and I have to say thanks to my guys for putting the car back together after the incident in the heat,” said Schlenk of his Velocita-USA; Dowdy Fabrication; Kercher Engines; BAK Technologies; Big Tim; Take a Chance Farms; Shipley Automotive backed #91.

“I knew if we had a couple laps to run Ryan (Markham)…it took him three or four laps to get running…so I knew if we had a three or four lap run there at the end and I hit my marks I could win the thing. Sure enough he messed up a little bit going into one and it gave me just enough room to capitalize on the back stretch so I could get him in three,” added Schlenk.

Dundee, Michigan’s Dan McCarron has been building up confidence all season in the Fremont Fence 305 Sprints. Earlier this year he got his first career win at Fremont Speedway and has had several top three runs against 410 and 360 sprints with the SOD organization. Friday at Attica McCarron would pass John Ivy with four laps to go and drove to his first career victory at the track which was worth $1,000 thanks to Griff’s Engines of Sandusky.

“We made changes at the beginning of the year and that win at Fremont…confidence is everything. Going up there with SOD…it’s nothing like down here. The competition down here is the best in the country by far. I have to thank my family for coming. They aren’t always all here. Thank you Blake who is a tremendous help,” said McCarron of his McCarron Sales and Promotions; All Star Performance; XYZ Machining; Timken; Rod End Supply; Simpson; Schoenfeld Headers; Engler Machine & Tool backed machine.

Mintz and Brubaker brought the field to green for the 30-lap 410 sprint feature but before a lap could be completed Chris Andrews experienced mechanical issues and spun. On the restart Mintz quickly established himself as the dominate driver as he pulled away from Brubaker, Tyler Gunn, Shawn Valenti and Dean Jacobs. Mintz hit lapped traffic by the sixth circuit and had half a straight-away lead over Brubaker as Gunn and Valenti battled for third.

With 10 laps in the books Mintz held a nearly five second lead over Brubaker with Valenti, Gunn and Dean Jacobs now jockeying for third. As Mintz continued to build his lead, Brubaker now had company from Valenti to challenge for second with Dean Jacobs and Reed closing. By lap 20, Mintz was rocketing into turn three while Brubaker was entering turn one! But that advantage was wiped out when Gunn spun.

On the restart Mintz would again pull away with Brubaker, Valenti and now Reed giving chase. Cody Gallogly would spin on lap 24 to bunch the field up again. When the green flew Mintz couldn’t shake Brubaker so easily this time with Valenti engaged in a tough battle with Reed. The race for fourth was also entertaining involving Dean Jacobs, Jordan Ryan, Caleb Griffith, Brian Lay and Gunn. Just as Reed took third with just three laps to go Broc Martin would stop.

Mintz would get a great restart as Reed drove under Brubaker for second. Mintz blasted the high line perfectly to take the win over Reed, Brubaker, Valenti and Dean Jacobs.

The 25 lap late model feature showcased a lot of fender rubbing and missed sliders. Markham and Larry Kingseed paced the field to green with Kingseed gaining the advantage over Markham, Dave Hornikel, Devin Shiels, John Mayes Jr., Schlenk and Matt Irey. Kingseed and Markham ran side by side until Markham took the lead on lap three.

Irey and Mayes would tangle on lap five and on the ensuing restart Josh Haynes would spin. On the next restart Kingseed attempted a big slider in turns three and four to regain the lead and he and Markham made heavy contact with Kingseed stopping and Markham continuing with a beat-up race car. When the green came back out Markham led Hornikel, Shiels, Schlenk, Mike Bores, Cody Scott and Mathew Chapman.

After a tremendous battle for second involving Hornikel, Shiels and Schlenk, Hornikel would spin with 10 laps scored. Now on the restart Markham had his hands full with Schlenk. Markham was better around the high line of turns three and four and Schlenk made up ground on the bottom of turns one and two. Markham and Schlenk ran within a car length of each other until a caution flew with four laps to go for a stalled Doug Baird. The restart order was Markham, Schlenk, Shiels, Bores, Irey, Scott, and Chapman.

When the green flew Markham pulled away slightly as Schlenk had to fend off a challenge from Shiels. But, as the white flag flew Schlenk had closed on Markham. As they raced into the final turns Schlenk drove under Markham and it was a drag race to the finish with Schlenk winning by a nose - .03 seconds. Shiels, Irey and Bores rounded out the top five.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, July 29 on Columbus Equipment/UBS Financial Night. It will be another Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series point night for the 410 sprints and also a JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro point night for the 305 sprints. The Sunoco American Late Model Series will also be in competition.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com

Attica Raceway Park

Friday, July 22, 2016

Smith Family Foods/Comfort Keepers Night

Starting position [*]

410 Sprints – O’Reilly Auto Parts

Qualifying

1.45L-Brian Lay, 12.583; 2.23-DJ Foos, 12.720; 3.60-Jody Keegan, 12.749; 4.97-Dean Jacobs, 12.781; 5.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.818; 6.73-Chris Andrews, 12.880; 7.83M-Broc Martin, 12.945; 8.09-Craig Mintz, 12.949; 9.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.982; 10.27-Cody Gallogly, 13.017; 11.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.069; 12.33M-Caleb Griffith, 13.070; 13.9-Jordan Ryan, 13.083; 14.46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.084; 15.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.095; 16.5R-Byron Reed, 13.116; 17.59-Bryan Nuckles, 13.127; 18.25M-Ken Mackey, 13.258; 19.9C-Jimmy Colvin, 13.279; 20.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.298; 21.1M-Dustin Stroup, 13.627; 22.96AU-Bruce White, 13.874; 23.89-George Hawkins, 13.976; 24.14-Daryl Daugherty, 15.771; 25.5T-Travis Philo, 99.990; 26.3J-Trey Jacobs, 99.990;

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

1. 33M-Caleb Griffith[2] ; 2. 46AU-Stuart Williams[1] ; 3. 09-Craig Mintz[3] ; 4. 83M-Broc Martin[4] ; 5. 5R-Byron Reed[6] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[5] ; 7. 9C-Jimmy Colvin[7] ; 8. 1M-Dustin Stroup[8] ; 9. 89-George Hawkins[9]

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

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 2. 97-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 3. 7-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 4. 25M-Ken Mackey[5] ; 5. 23-DJ Foos[3] ; 6. 96AU-Bruce White[7] ; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger[6] ; 8. 14-Daryl Daugherty[8]

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

1. 73-Chris Andrews[2] ; 2. 16-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[4] ; 4. 27-Cody Gallogly[1] ; 5. 9-Jordan Ryan[5] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[8] ; 7. 59-Bryan Nuckles[6] ; 8. 5T-Travis Philo[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[1] ; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[9] ; 4. 9C-Jimmy Colvin[4] ; 5. 1M-Dustin Stroup[7] ; 6. 14-Daryl Daugherty[8] ; 7. 59-Bryan Nuckles[6] ; 8. 96AU-Bruce White[2] ; 9. 8J-Jess Stiger[5] ; 10. 89-George Hawkins[10]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 09-Craig Mintz[1] ; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[14] ; 3. 16-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 4. 7-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs[8] ; 6. 33M-Caleb Griffith[9] ; 7. 9-Jordan Ryan[15] ; 8. 45L-Brian Lay[10] ; 9. 3J-Trey Jacobs[17] ; 10. 46AU-Stuart Williams[7] ; 11. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 12. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[16] ; 13. 23-DJ Foos[6] ; 14. 9C-Jimmy Colvin[19] ; 15. 1M-Dustin Stroup[20] ; 16. 83M-Broc Martin[11] ; 17. 27-Cody Gallogly[13] ; 18. 25M-Ken Mackey[12] ; 19. 73-Chris Andrews[3] ; 20. 5T-Travis Philo[18]

Hard Charger: 5R-Byron Reed +12

305 Sprints – Fremont Fence

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

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[6] ; 2. 2F-Matt Foos[3] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[7] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[8] ; 5. 47-Matt Lucius[2] ; 6. 94K-Kevin Mingus[4] ; 7. 66-Jamie Miller[5] ; 8. 9R-Dustin Rall[1]

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

1. 77I-John Ivy[1] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[4] ; 3. 4*-Tyler Street[2] ; 4. 11G-Luke Griffith[5] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[6] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 7. 45-Trevor Baker[8] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[3]

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

1. 1-Nate Dussel[2] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[4] ; 3. 1X-Dustin Dinan[5] ; 4. 97-Kyle Peters[8] ; 5. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath[1] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[7] ; 7. 2L-Landon LaLonde[3] ; 8. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[6]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 66-Jamie Miller[4] ; 2. 7M-Brandon Moore[2] ; 3. 45-Trevor Baker[5] ; 4. 2L-Landon LaLonde[6] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 6. 94K-Kevin Mingus[1] ; 7. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[9] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[8] ; 9. 9R-Dustin Rall[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 22M-Dan McCarron[4] ; 2. 4*-Tyler Street[2] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[3] ; 4. 2F-Matt Foos[6] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[7] ; 6. 1W-Paul Weaver[8] ; 7. 1-Nate Dussel[5] ; 8. 19R-Steve Rando[9] ; 9. 7M-Brandon Moore[17] ; 10. 1X-Dustin Dinan[10] ; 11. 66-Jamie Miller[16] ; 12. 2-Ricky Peterson[14] ; 13. 25-Jason Keckler[11] ; 14. 36-Seth Schneider[20] ; 15. 45-Trevor Baker[18] ; 16. 11G-Luke Griffith[1] ; 17. 97-Kyle Peters[12] ; 18. 2L-Landon LaLonde[19] ; 19. 47-Matt Lucius[13] ; 20. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath[15]

Hard Charger: 7M-Brandon Moore +8

Late Models – Summit Racing Equipment

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 36-Matt Irey[5] ; 2. 21-Larry Kingseed[7] ; 3. 91-Rusty Schlenk[1] ; 4. 69-John Mayes Jr.[2] ; 5. 12-Kent Brewer[3] ; 6. 00-Mathew Chapman[8] ; 7. 3-Shaun Cains[4] ; 8. 12M-Bobby Michaels[6]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 51-Devin Shiels[2] ; 2. 5M-Ryan Markham[4] ; 3. 71-Dave Hornikel[3] ; 4. 15B-Mike Bores[7] ; 5. 5J-Josh Haynes[1] ; 6. 92-Cody Scott[8] ; 7. 40-Wayne Maffett Jr[5] ; 8. 69R-Doug Baird[6]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 91-Rusty Schlenk[5] ; 2. 5M-Ryan Markham[1] ; 3. 51-Devin Shiels[3] ; 4. 36-Matt Irey[8] ; 5. 15B-Mike Bores[7] ; 6. 92-Cody Scott[12] ; 7. 00-Mathew Chapman[11] ; 8. 5J-Josh Haynes[10] ; 9. 69-John Mayes Jr.[6] ; 10. 71-Dave Hornikel[4] ; 11. 12-Kent Brewer[9] ; 12. 12M-Bobby Michaels[15] ; 13. 40-Wayne Maffett Jr[14] ; 14. 69R-Doug Baird[16] ; 15. 3-Shaun Cains[13] ; 16. 21-Larry Kingseed[2]

Hard Charger: 92-Cody Scott +6

 

 

Sherman, Horstman, Anderson, Chris Hicks winners at Limaland

7/22/16 Lima, OH

The only thing hotter than the weather at Limaland Motorsports Park on Friday night was the action on the track. No. 65 Todd Sherman picked up his first feature win of 2016 in the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds, No. 17 Jared Horstman won the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders feature, No. 22T Tony Anderson won the Bud Thunderstock feature, and No.71 Chris Hicks grabbed the Ulms Inc, Tuff Truck win.

Kicking off the night were the Bud Thunderstocks in the McDonald's Dash for Cash. Sidney Ohio's Dan Wooten in the #54 car would grab the dash win and $100, courtesy of Lewis Family McDonald's of ima and Allen County.

The K&N Filters UMP Modifieds would be the first to run in feature action in their 20 lap A Main. UNOH Racer Jared Spalding in the No. 01 and No. 65 Todd Sherman would lead the field to green. Sherman would take off to the early lead over Spalding, No.22T Tony Anderson, and No. 18 Randy Lines. No. 95J Jerry Bowersock would make his way into the top 5. Cautions on laps 13, 14, and 15 would keep the field bunched up and create a great battle for 2nd, but there would be no stopping Sherman from grabbing his first win at Limaland in 2016 over a hard charging Lines. Anderson would be 3rd with Jerry Bowersock 4th, and Spalding finishing 5th.

Next up were the K&L ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders. No. 49 Shawn Dancer would bring the field to green alongside No. 87 Jason Barney. Dancer would lead the first 8 laps before getting upside down in turn 4, bringing out teh red flag. Dancer would walk away from teh wreck under his own power. Barney would inherit the lead on the restart and run strong in the middle of the track, until No. 17 Jared Horstman completed his ascent thru the ranks to grab the lead on lap 14. A very scary incident on lap 17 brought out a red flag, as No. 2 Kyle Sauder's car went up in flames, with Kyle jumping out of the car engulfed in fire. Safety crew were immediately on the scene to extinguish the blaze. Sauder walked to the ambulance under his own power, and was rtransported to a local medical facility, with no update available at this time. On the restart, No. 6S JR Stewart would blast to the point and seemed to be on his way to his 3rd win of 2016, but a last lap charge by Horstman would result in a win decided by just 0.056 seconds according to electronic scoring. No. 30 Hud Horton would finish 3rd, with No.35 Ron Blair 4th, and No. 5M Max Stambaugh 5th.

The Bud Thunderstocks would be third on the night with their 15 lap A Main. No. 22T Tony Anderson, and No. 7 Jordan Conover would bring the field to green, with Anderson leading early. Anderson would never be seriously challenged, but the rest of the top 5 spots were heavily contested throughout the race, with No. 26 Justin Long ccoming home 2nd in a backup car, Conover would finish 3rd, No. 82 Chris douglas would be fourth, and No. 27 Frank Paladino would complete the top 5.

The Ulms Inc. Tuff Trucks would wrap up the night with their 12 lap feature. The feature would begin with a bang as No. 51 Erik Wolleson would go up in flames down the front stretch, bringing out the caution and causing a complete restart. No. 71 Chris Hicks wasted no time in grabbing the lead from polesitter, No. 17D Chris Anderson and set sail, leading all 12 laps. Chris' brother Mike would run 2nd in the No. 33 truck after a hard fought battle with No. 20k Bill Keeler, who would end up 3rd. No. 9x Mike Grigsby would finish 4th and No, 17H Kelsey Helmig would complete the top 5.

Limaland Motorsports Park will roar back to life next Friday July 29th, when Homeland Technology Group presents "Meet the Drivers Night". The K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprints, K&N Filters UMP Modifieds, and Bud Thunderstocks will all be in action, trying to make end of season runs toward points championships. Come out and enjoy a great night of racing and an autograph session with the drivers of Limaland Motorsports Park! Details on this and all events can be found at www,limaland.com

Limaland Motorsports Park - 7/22/2016 Four Banger Friday II

K&N Filters UMP Modifieds Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. 65-Todd Sherman; 2. 19-Ryan Ordway; 3. L5-Casey Luedeke; 4. 10B-Scott Bowersock; 5. 36-Brandon Vaughon; 6. 20K-Bill Keeler; 7. 41-Jason Mccoy; 8. 36D-Tom Conrad Jr.; 9. 3W-Dylan Woodling

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. O1-Jared Spalding; 2. 22T-Tony Anderson; 3. 18-Randy Lines; 4. 4-Mike Learman; 5. 19B-Brandon Ordway; 6. 1-Will Norris; 7. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger; 8. 11H-Mike Hoblein; 9. 12B-Kelly Bowlby

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. 95J-Jerry Bowersock; 2. 116-Jimmy Haager; 3. 34X-Andy Bibler; 4. 27-Frank Paladino; 5. 45P-Brian Post; 6. 4G-Bill Griffith; 7. 16-Jeff Koz; 8. 58P-Jim Post; 9. 92-Corey Shaffer

B-Main - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. 1-Will Norris; 2. 16-Jeff Koz; 3. 3W-Dylan Woodling; 4. 4G-Bill Griffith; 5. 20K-Bill Keeler; 6. 12B-Kelly Bowlby; 7. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger; 8. 36D-Tom Conrad Jr.; 9. 11H-Mike Hoblein; 10. 92-Corey Shaffer; 11. 41-Jason Mccoy; 12. 58P-Jim Post

A-Main - (20 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 65-Todd Sherman[2]; 2. 18-Randy Lines[8]; 3. 22T-Tony Anderson[5]; 4. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[3]; 5. O1-Jared Spalding[1]; 6. 116-Jimmy Haager[6]; 7. 16-Jeff Koz[17]; 8. 45P-Brian Post[15]; 9. 4-Mike Learman[11]; 10. L5-Casey Luedeke[7]; 11. 36-Brandon Vaughon[13]; 12. 10B-Scott Bowersock[10]; 13. 3W-Dylan Woodling[18]; 14. 1-Will Norris[16]; 15. 27-Frank Paladino[12]; 16. 4G-Bill Griffith[19]; 17. 20K-Bill Keeler[20]; 18. 19-Ryan Ordway[4]; 19. 19B-Brandon Ordway[14]; 20. 34X-Andy Bibler[9]

K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprints Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 35R-Ron Blair; 2. 49-Shawn Dancer; 3. 6S-Jr Stewart; 4. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr; 5. 57-Mike Dunlap; 6. 10J-Jarrod Delong; 7. 99-Don Warren

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 30-Hud Horton; 2. 17-Jared Horstman; 3. 5M-Max Stambaugh; 4. 23-Devon Dobie; 5. 5W-Jeff Williams; 6. 23M-Jack Miller

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 87-Jason Barney; 2. 11-Tim Allison; 3. 6-Sean Hosey; 4. 33M-Matt Westfall; 5. 2-Kyle Sauder; 6. 12-Nick Roberts

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 17-Jared Horstman[5]; 2. 6S-Jr Stewart[7]; 3. 30-Hud Horton[3]; 4. 35R-Ron Blair[4]; 5. 5M-Max Stambaugh[8]; 6. 11-Tim Allison[6]; 7. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr[10]; 8. 23-Devon Dobie[11]; 9. 33M-Matt Westfall[12]; 10. 6-Sean Hosey[9]; 11. 12-Nick Roberts[18]; 12. 10J-Jarrod Delong[16]; 13. 5W-Jeff Williams[14]; 14. 23M-Jack Miller[17]; 15. 87-Jason Barney[2]; 16. 2-Kyle Sauder[15]; 17. 99-Don Warren[19]; 18. 49-Shawn Dancer[1]; 19. 57-Mike Dunlap[13]

 

 

Silver Dollars for David Gravel winner of the 25th Anniversary Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup

Sarver, PA (July 19, 2016) On a beautiful summer night in Sarver, PA, David Gravel was fast right out of the box Tuesday Night at Lernerville Speedway setting fast time for the night in his qualifying flight and then finished second in his heat to Daryn Pittman. An invert of six put Gravel on the pole for the dash and he stayed at the point the rest of the night; save for one lap in the 40-lap A-Main.

After dominating the six-lap dash, Gravel started on the pole and led the first 31 laps of the A-Main, but Donny Schatz meticulously reeled in Gravel as the leaders made their way through lapped traffic and drove underneath him into the lead on lap 31. But on lap 32, Schatz bobbled on the cushion as he approached a lapped car and Gravel took advantage by diving low exiting turn four and back into the lead. One last restart, (with five laps to go), stood between Gravel and a $25,000 payday as Silver Cup Champion. Schatz took one last shot at the lead following the restart, but Gravel held strong and took the checkered flag to score his second World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series A-Main in the last four races; he won the Jokers Wild A-Main last Thursday night during King’s Royal weekend at Eldora Speedway.

Coming off a $50,000 payday last weekend at the King’s Royal, Schatz was never able to get back around Gravel after jumping the cushion in turn four on lap 32 and settled for a strong, but disappointing second place finish.

Dale Blaney also scored a bittersweet podium finish; having won the Silver Cup for the first time last summer and then starting on the front row with Gravel in tonight’s 40-lap Silver Cup A-Main. Blaney ran second early in the A-Main, but got shuffled back to fourth midrace before rallying to a solid third place finish. Kraig Kinser and Joey Saldana rounded out the top five.

Brad Sweet was en route to a podium finish, but slid off the back straightaway with five laps to go; surrendering third place in the process. Sweet requested a tow to the infield work zone, but did not rejoin the race. What could have been a podium finish for Sweet, ended up as a 24th place finish in the final rundown.

Former Lernerville Track Champion and two-time Silver Cup Champion Tim Shaffer came home sixth ahead of Shane Stewart, Chad Kemenah, Sheldon Haudenschild and PA Posse star Greg Hodnett.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will set their sights east across the PA Turnpike for this weekend’s Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA.

7.19.2016 Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup XXV pres. by Classic Ink A-Main (40 Laps) 1. (5) David Gravel, Watertown, CT 2. (15) Donny Schatz, Minot ND 3. (1B) Dale Blaney, Fowler, OH 4. (11K) Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN 5. (83) Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN 6. (49X) Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa 7. (2) Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK 8. (10H) Chad Kemenah, Alveda, OH 9. (93) Sheldon Haudenshild, Wooster, OH 10. (27) Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove 11. (9) Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK 12. (1S) Logan Schuchart, Hanover 13. (18) Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, AUS 14. (71) Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, Victoria, AUS 15. (22) Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH 16. (4) James McFadden, Alice Springs, NT 17. (17W) Bryan Clauson, Sacramento, CA 18. (29) Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, AUS 19. (33) Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO 20. (1Z) Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg 21. (2AJ) A.J. Flick, Apollo 22. (7) Paul McMahan, Elk Grove, CA 23. (41) Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA 24. (49) Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA 25. (10) Carl Bowser, Sarver 26. (59) Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH Fast Qualifier: David Gravel – 13.176 seconds Heat Race Winners: D.Schatz, D.Blaney, D.Pittman, K.Madsen Last Chance Showdown Winner: Logan Schuhart C-Main Winner: Jared Zimbardi Dash Winner: David Gravel

Car Count Total: 48

 

 

Kaeding Capitalizes on Last-Lap Pass to Claim Randy Droescher Memorial and Round 1 of Midwest 360 Speedweek at Rapid Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ROCK RAPIDS, S.D. (July 19, 2016) - Tim Kaeding used a last-lap pass to win the opening round of the Midwest 360 Speedweek on Tuesday evening at Rapid Speedway.

Kaeding found a top groove in the closing laps to maneuver to the victory during the $2,400-to-win Randy Droescher Memorial, which was sanctioned by the Midwest Sprint Touring Series. Kaeding also received a $10,000 bonus for his win provided by Chuck Brennan.

Troy Schreurs led the first 23 laps of the race before being mired in traffic in the final circuits. Kaeding, who started ninth, was constantly searching the track for the best groove. He cracked the top five during a restart on Lap 6, was up to third place on Lap 18 and took over the runner-up position with a slide job in turns three and four on Lap 22.

Kaeding then chased down Schreurs and closed to his rear bumper at the start-finish line as the white flag was being waved. Schreurs hit his marks in the middle of the track in turns one and two with Kaeding taking advantage of the grip he found around the top lane. He pulled even exiting turn two and had a nose in front entering turn three, but Schreurs tried a slide job that pushed both drivers up the track. It was a drag race to the finish with Kaeding edging Schreurs by 0.178 of a second.

Gregg Bakker, who spent the first 21 laps of the feature in second place, rounded out the podium with Kaley Gharst finishing fourth and Justin Henderson advancing from 11th to fifth.

Dusty Ballenger, Cory Eliason and Dylan Peterson were the heat race winners.

The Midwest 360 Speedweek resumes with Round 2 on Wednesday at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa.

Adult tickets at Clay County Fair Speedway are $15 with children ages 12 and younger free. The front gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m.

Midwest 360 Speedweek Race Report: Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, S.D., on July 19, 2016 -

Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 2d-Dusty Ballenger (1); 2. 17b-Ryan Bickett (3); 3. 7-Kaley Gharst (8); 4. 3z-Donovan Peterson (4); 5. 12s-Troy Schreurs (7); 6. 4-Cody Hansen (2); 7. 32-Matt Juhl (6); 8. 42-Kevin Flowers (5).

Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 5h-Cory Eliason (1); 2. 11x-Gregg Bakker (4); 3. 5-Eric Lutz (2); 4. 10j-Justin Jacobsma (6); 5. 75-Tommy Barber (7); 6. 6-Carson McCarl (8); 7. 2k-Kevin Ingle (3); 8. 97-Alan Gilbertson (DNS).

Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. 25-Dylan Peterson (2); 2. 1h-Justin Henderson (1); 3. 3-Tim Kaeding (6); 4. 2-Derrik Lusk (3); 5. 14-Jody Rosenboom (5); 6. 429-Robby Wolfgang (7); 7. 12l-John Lambertz (4).

A Feature (24 Laps): 1. 3-Tim Kaeding (9); 2. 12s-Troy Schreurs (1); 3. 11x-Gregg Bakker (2); 4. 7-Kaley Gharst (4); 5. 1h-Justin Henderson (11); 6. 17b-Ryan Bickett (12); 7. 2d-Dusty Ballenger (6); 8. 5h-Cory Eliason (8); 9. 5-Eric Lutz (5); 10. 10j-Justin Jacobsma (7); 11. 429-Robby Wolfgang (16); 12. 75-Tommy Barber (14); 13. 14-Jody Rosenboom (15); 14. 2-Derrik Lusk (13); 15. 3z-Donovan Peterson (3); 16. 12l-John Lambertz (20); 17. 4-Cody Hansen (18); 18. 32-Matt Juhl (19); 19. 25-Dylan Peterson (10); 20. 6-Carson McCarl (17); 21. 42-Kevin Flowers (21); 22. 2k-Kevin Ingle (DNS); 23. 97-Alan Gilbertson (DNS). Laps Led: Troy Schreurs 1-23; Tim Kaeding 24.

MIDWEST 360 SPEEDWEEK SCHEDULE -

TUESDAY : Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapid, S.D., for the Randy Droescher Memorial ($2,400 to win/$250 to start) - WINNER: TIM KAEDING

WEDNESDAY : Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa ($2,000 to win/$200 to start)

THURSDAY : Redwood Speedway in Redwood Falls, Minn. ($2,000 to win/$200 to start)

FRIDAY : Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for the Richard White Memorial ($2,500 to win/$300 to start)

 

 

Brian Herbert Sweeps the URSS “Wheatshocker Nationals”

The Eighth Annual Wheatshocker Nationals Championship night was a race to remember as the Rebels put on a show showcasing the best of young guns and cagey veterans. The thirty lap Feature had a little of everything in it for the fans of all ages. But when the checkered flag fell it was one of the original Rebels who would lay claim to the title, one that Brian Herbert wanted to win for a long time.

Koby Walters led the field to the green and jumped out to the early lead with Jed Werner, Keefe Hemel, Brian Herbert and outside pole sitter Lance Davis rounding out the top five after lap one. Werner made quick work of Walters to take the point on lap two as the young guns were pacing the field. Lap three saw the red flag fly as Taylor Velasquez took a ride in turn four after contact with another car. Velasquez was done for the night but uninjured in the flip.

On the restart Werner once again jumped out to the lead with Walters in tow but behind them three of the URSS’s veterans were on a mission to run down the pair. Keefe Hemel held down the third spot with Herbert and Luke Cranston who had made his way up to the fifth slot from his eighth starting position by lap five. Herbert set his sights on Hemel as the duo would battle for several laps before Herbert took the spot on lap number eleven. Herbert started to reel in Walters gaining ground each lap finally taking the runner up spot away on lap nineteen.

Up front Werner still held the point with Herbert looking to cut into the leader’s advantage. Slowly but surely Herbert worked lapped traffic to position himself to make a run at Werner. Lap twenty-six saw the caution flag wave once again as John Carney’s mount came to a stop in turn two. This set up a four lap shootout for the crown.

On the restart Werner slid up the track just enough for Herbert to take the spot away relegating Werner to second with a hard charging Cranston, Darren Berry and Mike Peters comprising the top five. Herbert never looked back as he powered his way around the 3/8’s mile oval for the remaining laps to pick up the sweep of the weekends race.

Brian Herbert also picked up the special Customized Ozark Mountain Pellet Grill as the high point earner for the weekend. The unique winner’s trophy was provided by S&W Supply/Federated Auto Parts of Hays. The URSS would like to thank Lance Pittman and all of the crew down at S&W Supply for their support of the Wheatshocker Nationals and the entire series. Stop by the number 97 trailer at the next event, Brian and his crew will be putting that grill through its paces at all future URSS Events.

The Keizer Aluminum Racing Wheels “Hard Charger Award” was picked up by Jake Bubak who raced his way from his twelfth starting position to finish sixth. Heat Race winners were John Carney, Mike Peters and Kris Moore.

Wheatshocker Nationals Night 2 Feature Results 1 Brian Herbert 2 Koby Walters 3 Luke Cranston 4 Darren Berry 5 Mike Peters 6 Jake Bubak 7 Zach Blurton 8 Ty Williams 9 Jed Werner 10 Keefe Hemel 11 John Webster 12 Jeremy Huish 13 Steven Richardson 14 Tracey Hill 15 Jeff Radcliffe 16 John Carney DNF 17 Lance Davis DNF 18 Nate Berry DNF 19 JD Johnson DNF 20 Taylor Velasquez DNF

B 1 1 John Carney 2 Ty Williams 3 Steven Richardson 4 John Webster 5 Jeff Radcliffe 6 Nate Berry 7 Kaden Taylor 8 Kevin Schramek 9 Craig Jecha 10 Michael Beckerman 11 Ryan Walters

B 2 1 Mike Peters 2 Jake Bubak 3 Taylor Velasquez 4 JD Johnson 5 Jeremy Huish 6 Tracey Hill 7 Jordan Randles 8 Austin McLean 9 Kris Moore 10 Aaron Ploussard 11 Cody Lampe 12 Kade Hagans

 

 

Wood Holds on to Claim First Hutch Nationals Sprint Car Victory!

Hutchinson, Kansas – July 15-16, 2016 - Danny Wood took advantage of Danny Jennings misfortune, then held off a strong turn four challenge to claim his first career Hutchinson Grand Nationals championship as the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car division wrapped up two days at the famed Kansas State Fairgrounds during the 60th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Hutchinson Grand Nationals Presented by Midwest Superstore Ford / Toyota of Hutchinson Friday and Saturday night.

It was an all-Norman, Oklahoma front row as Wood and Jennings led the eighteen car field to green with Jennings taking the lead from his outside front row starting position. Don Droud, Jr., C.J. Johnson and Jon Freeman were the top five after lap one with Jennings quickly opening a ten car length lead.

Jennings set a torrid pace atop the famed half-mile oval and began approaching slower traffic on lap five. That didn’t seem to slow the former two-time Hutchinson Grand Nationals winner as he maintained a seemingly comfortable ten car length lead on lap ten.

Near the races midway point, the leader began to slow and Wood was in striking distance and would take the lead in between turns one and two on lap twelve. The first and only caution would wave for Jennings as, for the second night in a row, his motor would expire.

On the final restart, the top five were Wood, Johnson, Droud, Jr. and eighth starting Jeremy Campbell as Wood stretched out to a half stretch lead with ten laps to go.

With four laps to go the leaders again approached slower traffic which allowed Johnson to cut the deficit to twelve car lengths. On the white flag lap Wood looked to have things under control heading down the backstretch but Johnson got a great run coming out of turn two and was full throttle down low entering turns three and four. It was a drag race to the checkered flag but it was a car length too short for Johnson as Wood would claim his first Hutch Nationals championship.

Six-time and defending tour champion Johnson settled for second while Droud, Jr. came home third. Campbell finished a strong fourth while former Hutch Nationals champion Jon Freeman rounding out the top five for the second night in a row.

Jeff Stasa came home a solid sixth for the second night in a row with J.D. Johnson, Marcus Dumsney, Heath Meyers and Ray Seeman rounding out the top five.

Friday night saw the NCRA sprinters compete in three qualifiers and they were won by Wood, Freeman and Jennings. The top six in the night’s “A Dash Qualifier” would make up the first three rows of Saturday night’s championship feature with the top six being Wood, Jennings, C.J. Johnson, Droud, Jr., Freeman and Stasa.

On Saturday night an eight lap “B” feature was run with the finishing order rounding out the balance of that night’s championship feature finale and that was won by Seeman.

Next up for the “winged warriors” of the NCRA sprint car division will be on Saturday and Sunday night, September 3-4, in a special two-day Labor Day weekend event at 81 Speedway in Park City. Complete format and purse will be announced later this week.

NCRA Sprint Cars

Kansas State Fairgrounds/Hutchinson, Kansas

July 15-16, 2016

18 Cars

Friday Night:

1st Qualifier: 1) Danny Wood, Jr., 2) T.J. Artz, 3) C.J. Johnson, 4) Ray Seeman, 5) Jake Greider, 6) Marcus Dumsney, 7) J.R. Topper

2nd Qualifier: 1) Jon Freeman, 2) Don Droud, Jr., 3) Jeremy Campbell, 4) Jack Dover, 5) Ryan Roberts, 6) Randy Woodside

3rd Qualifier: 1) Danny Jennings, 2) Josh Fairbank, 3) Jeff Stasa, 4) John Carney II, 5) J.D. Johnson, 6) Heath Meyer

A Dash Qualifier: 1) Danny Wood, 2) Danny Jennings, 3) C.J. Johnson, 4) Don Droud, Jr., 5) Jon Freeman, 6) Jeff Stasa, 7) Jeremy Campbell, 8) Ray Seeman, 9) Jack Dover, 10) John Carney II, 11) Jake Greider, 12) Marcus Dumsney, 13) Ryan Roberts, 14) Heath Meyer, 15) Josh Fairbank, 16) J.D. Johnson, 17) J.R. Topper, 18) Randy Woodside

Saturday Night:

B Feature (8 Laps): 1) Ray Seeman , 2) Jeremy Campbell, 3) Jack Dover, 4) Marcus Dumsney, 5) J.D. Johnson, 6) Heath Meyer, 7) Ryan Roberts, 8) Jake Greider, 9) Randy Woodside, 10) T.J. Artz, 11) Josh Fairbank, 12) Shane Sundquist, 13) J.R. Topper

A Feature (25 Laps): 1) (1) Danny Wood, 2) (3) C.J. Johnson, 3) (4) Don Droud, Jr., 4) (8) Jeremy Campell, 5) (5) Jon Freeman, 6) (6) Jeff Stasa, 7) (11) J.D. Johnson, 8) (10) Marcus Dumsney, 9) (12) Heath Meyer, 10) (7) Ray Seeman, 11) (13) Ryan Roberts, 12) (14) Jake Greider, 13) (17) Josh Fairbank, 14) (2) Danny Jennings, 15) (9) Jack Dover, 16) (16) T.J. Artz, 17) (18) Shawn Sundquist, 18) (19) J.R. Topper, 19) (15) Randy Woodside

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: WESTBROOK, SCHRADER, DEMAN, DINNING, & OLIVIERI WIN ON STRICKLAND'S GMC SPONSOR NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (July 15, 2016) - 139 drivers signed in to race in Sponsor Night presented by Strickland's GMC on Friday. Dylan Westbrook, Ken Schrader, Mack DeMan, Ryan Dinning, & Fabio Olivieri visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA SPONSOR NIGHT PRESENTED BY STRICKLAND'S GMC TOTAL ENTRIES - 139

———————————————————– KOOL KIDZ-CORR/PAK 360 SPRINT CARS (21 entries) Dylan Westbrook broke through with his first A-Feature win at Ohsweken in the 360 Sprint Car division on Friday. The 2015 Crate Sprint Car division champ had seen several 360 wins slip through his fingers in the past, and recently claimed the first two 360 wins of his career in Southern Ontario Sprints tour competition.

Westbrook started on the front row and led all 20 laps en route to the win, while Steve Collins moved up steadily to claim the runner-up spot. Defending 360 champ Glenn Styres settled for third, while Chris Steele charged from 12th to 4th, and Cory Turner rounded out the top five after racing in the top three earlier in the race.

Mitch Brown dropped from the pole position to finish 6th, but still leads the championship standings by 30 points over Cory Turner. Dylan Westbrook is 4th overall and leads the Rookie of the Year standings by 12 points over Jake Brown.

A-FEATURE (20 laps - NT) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (2) 2. 67c Steve Collins (6) 3. 0 Glenn Styres (3) 4. 80 Chris Steele (12) 5. 97 Cory Turner (5) 6. 10 Mitch Brown (1) 7. 5d Dave Dykstra (7) 8. 17x Dain Naida (20) 9. 1-10 Jake Brown (8) 10. 6 Curtis Gartly (9) 11. 38 Tyler Hendricks (14) 12. 81 Derek Jonathan (4) 13. 14h Jim Huppunen (11) 14. 91 Ryan Turner (15) 15. 9 Steve Lyons (10) 16. 9nz Havard Daniels (19) 17. 2 Lee Winger (18) 18. 27z Stan Zanchin (16) 19. 0c Cole MacDonald (21) 20. DNF 67 Chris Durand (17) 21. DNF 11 Jamie Turner (13) A-Feature Lap Leaders - Dylan Westbrook (1-20) Hard Charger - Dain Naida (+12)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - NT) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford ON (1), 2. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre ON (2), 3. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford ON (3), 4. 80 Chris Steele, St. Catharines ON (4), 5. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre ON (6), 6. 27z Stan Zanchin, Fort Erie ON (5), 7. DNF 9nz Havard Daniels, Auckland NZ (7)

INSTA-INSULATION HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - NT) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 67c Steve Collins, Belfast NY (4), 2. 5d Dave Dykstra, Port Colborne ON (1), 3. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle ON (2), 4. 81 Derek Jonathan, Lewiston NY (7), 5. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Chatham ON (6), 6. 67 Chris Durand, Port Stanley ON (5), 7. 0c Cole MacDonald, Waterdown ON (3)

STRICKLAND’S GMC HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - 1:56.986) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford ON (3), 2. 0 Glenn Styres, Ohsweken ON (2), 3. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Scotland ON (6), 4. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre ON (1), 5. 14h Jim Huppunen, Welland ON (7), 6. 2 Lee Winger, Caledonia ON (5), 7. 17x Dain Naida, Tecumseh MI (4)

ACKLAND INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($150 - Most heat race passing points): Steve Collins

 

 

Miller, Donahoo, Braaten, And Maricle July 16th Winners At Grove

By Ben Deatherage  Cottage Grove, Oregon- Cottage Grove Speedway would host Bohemia Mining Days/Ladies Night on Saturday, July 16th. The historic ¼-mile would have some incredible racing all evening long. Classes in competition included the 360 Sprints, Late Models, IMCA Sport Mods, and the Quality RV Repair Hornets.

The 360 Sprints would be on tap for the third and final round of the Interstate Sprint Car Series Triple Crown. Grants Pass driver Jared Ridge claimed the lead in the early goings of the main event but would be passed on lap seven by Garen Linder. Linder, who is from Central Point, lost the lead to Ridge on lap twenty-three. It looked like Ridge had the race won until the final lap when Eugene’s Kyle Miller made a daring pass in the last set of turns.

It would be the first winged 360 Sprint victory for Kyle Miller in 2016. Miller, driving of Kady Adelman, accumulated the most points over the three-race miniseries to win the Interstate Sprint Car Series Triple Crown.

Jared Ridge was the runner-up followed by Garen Linder in third. The rest of the top five would be made up of Burlington, Washington native Greg Hamilton, in fourth, and fifth finishing Chelsea Blevins from Anderson, California.

Britton Donahoo would be the guy to beat in the Late Model feature. Donahoo, out of Salem, obtained the top place position on the opening start. There he would remain for the entire distance to win his second victory of the season which makes him the first driver in the Late Models to visit the winner’s circle more than once so far in the current season.

Creswell’s Paul Culp finished second and ending the night in third was David Schmidt of Eugene. Redmond driver Ron Brewster got fourth while Chuck Christian, from Eugene, managed to place fifth.

In the IMCA Sport Mods Daniel Ray set the tone early. Ray, of Springfield, led the first lap until Jordon Braaten found his way around him on the eighth circuit. Braaten kept all challengers behind him to win for the fifth time at CGS.

Daniel Ray ended his night in second while behind him, in third, was Springfield’s Shawn Hand. Brandon Letsom, of Marcola, got fourth and Jayson Nelson, from Springfield, completed the top five in fifth.

Last but not least was the Quality RV Repair Hornets. Bernie Bryant was in front in the first four laps of the main. Bryant, of Sutherlin, would get passed on lap five by Joe Maricle. Maricle kept his mount in front of the rest of the field to win his seventh race of the year. It was also the fourth straight victory for the Veneta driver.

Josh Corley of Westfir crossed the wire second while Springfield’s K.C. Scott was third. Marcel Forte, of Junction City, would get fourth and Bernie Bryant was fifth.

Cottage Grove Speedway is in action next Friday and Saturday night for the Cottage Grove Modified Nationals. This will be one of the biggest races in the Pacific Northwest as far as IMCA Modifieds are concerned.

Friday, July 22nd will be the first evening of competition with a Race of Champions being run that night. Late Models and Streets stocks will also be racing. The Northwest Extreme Late Model Series will run alongside the regular CGS Late Models. Saturday, the 23rd, is the final night and will have the Clark Printing Extreme Sprints instead of Street Stocks as the support class. For more information log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com.

 

 

Brian Herbert Takes “URSS Wheatshocker Nationals” Preliminary Night Win

The Eighth Annual Wheatshocker Nationals kicked the 2016 Ellis County Fair with 25 teams checking into the gate to do battle at Rolling Plains Motor Speedway. The two night show draws drivers from Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas. It was Dodge City’s “Flyin” Brian Herbert grabbing the Preliminary night victory to lock himself into the $2,000.00 to win show.

Koby Walters led the field to the green flag and grabbed the point with Brian Herbert, John Webster, John Carney and Austin Mclean rounding out the top five at the end of lap one. Carney immediately starting working on the third spot moving up to challenge Webster for the position. Three laps into the race Carney had made to the third spot from his eighth place starting spot. Carney soon was in the tire tracks of runner-up Brian Herbert wasting no time grabbing the position on lap four. The caution flag flew for the first time slowing the field and putting Carney on the leader’s tail tank.

On the restart, Carney used the high side to make his way by Koby Walters for the lead taking over the spot on lap five. Behind the leader, Walters, Herbert, Werner and Blurton comprised the top five after lap six. Back in the pack, Lance Davis started his run to the front coming from his twentieth starting spot making his way up to the twelfth spot by lap number eight. Davis then caught tenth place Austin Mclean and the pair raced side by side for several laps.

At the half way mark it was still John Carney pacing the field as lapped traffic started to come into play, with Walters, Herbert, Warner and Blurton all stringing their way through the slower traffic. Caution flew once again as Austin Mclean spun to bunch the field up once again. On the restart Carney once again bolted to the lead with Brian Herbert making his way around Koby Walters to take over the runner up spot. Lap sixteen saw Zach Blurton rocket past Walters and Werner to take over the third position. Walters was soon feeling the pressure from Luke Cranston who had methodically worked his up to make his bid to crack into the top five from his fifteenth spot on the grid.

Up front Carney continued to show the way with the laps winding down the caution waved once again for a spinning Austin Mclean to set up and three lap shootout. Carney once again jumped out to the lead with Herbert, Blurton, Werner and Walters in tow. As the white flag was shown to the leaders further back Darren Berry, Keefe Hemel and Lance Davis who had been jockeyed for positions eight through ten. The checkered flag flew as Carney bested the field with Herbert, Blurton, Werner and Walters rounding out the top five. After the race Carney’s car failed a post-race inspection and he was disqualified giving the win to Herbert.

The Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger Award goes to Lance Davis, moving up 11 spots from starting 20th, to finish 9th. Heat Race Winners were John Carney, John Webster and Zach Blurton

Wheatshocker Nationals Preliminary Results - 7/16 Feature --- Top Eight Locked into Tonight’s Feature

1 Brian Herbert 2 Zach Blurton 3 Jed Werner 4 Koby Walters 5 Luke Cranston 6 Darren Berry 7 Keefe Hemel 8 Lance Davis 9 John Webster 10 Steven Richardson 11 Kaden Taylor 12 Jeff Radcliffe 13 Kris Moore 14 Tracey Hill 15 Austin McLean 16 Ryan Walters 17 Jeremy Huish DNF 18 Nate Berry DNF 19 Mike Peters DNF 20 John Carney DQ

B Feature 1 Steven Richardson 2 Jeremy Huish 3 Darren Berry 4 Jeff Radcliffe 5 Luke Cranston 6 Ryan Walters 7 Nate Berry 8 Tracey Hill 9 Kris Moore 10 Lance Davis 11 Craig Jecha 12 Jordan Randles 13 Kevin Schramek 14 Michael Beckerman 15 Aaron Ploussard

 

 

Jared Zimbardi wins at Cornwall and becomes second winningest driver in Patriot Sprint Tour History

After settling for second on Saturday night at the Brockville Ontario Speedway to Jason Barney, Jared Zimbardi of Bradford, PA did one better Sunday night at the Cornwall Speedway with a late race pass to pick up his fifth Patriot Sprint Tour win of the season. St. Pie, QC driver Alain Bergeron started on the front row next to Jared Zimbardi to begin the 25 lap event with 23 cars starting. Bergeron grabbed the early lead for the first two laps before Jason Barney, who started third, took over the top spot officially on lap three and fourth place starter Jordan Poirier found an outside line that worked to his favor to grabbed the second spot. Multiple circuits would go on by as Barney would be holding off the teenage driver in Poirier. The lone caution of the event came out on lap 11 when Lee Winger went off turn four and was parked between the track and the catch fence. On the following restart, Zimbardi would immediately get by Poirier to grab second and set his sights on the race leader in Barney, similar to how it happened Saturday night at Brockville. The two would continue to race for the lead as they weaved their way through lap traffic and then on lap 21, Zimbardi would dive low to the bottom and put the slide job on Barney and be officially scored as the new race leader on lap 22. All of a sudden, Barney got stuck behind lap traffic and Mitch Brown would grab second with the white flag out. Zimbardi would grab the win but the battle for second was on between Barney and Brown and when the checkered came out, Barney would get just a good enough run on the bottom to retake second and Brown would have to settle for third. Steve Poirier would finish fourth and Devin Caron would complete the top five. It was Zimbardi’s 29th career win with the Patriot Sprint Tour passing Bryan Howland for second all-time and he only trails Chuck Hebing who has 42 career wins with the Patriot Sprint Tour. Qualifying heats went to Alain Bergeron, Jordan Poirier, and Jason Barney. Devin Caron picked up the Evingham Site Excavation Dash. The series next race will be at the Woodhull Raceway for the second time of the season this Saturday, July 23. The next PST-Canada race will be on Saturday August 20 back at the Brockville Ontario Speedway. Please be sure to log onto patriotsprinttour.com and to follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and Twitter. You can also ‘Like’ Patriot Sprint Tour on facebook. The Patriot Sprint Tour is a 360 Sprint Car series that visits tracks in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Ontario.

Patriot Sprint Tour Quick Results: Cornwall Speedway July 17, 2016 A Main: JARED ZIMBARDI (5), Jason Barney, Mitch Brown, Steve Poirier, Devin Caron, Alex Vignault, Dylan Westbrook, Chris Jones, Parker Evans, Alain Bergeron, Ricky Wilson, Lee Ladoucer, Ryan Turner, April Wilson, Yan Bilodeau, Jake Brown, Dale Gosslin, Jordan Poirier, Guillaume Neiderer, Kyle Fraser, Paul Pekkonen, Harvard Daniels, Lee Winger Heat 1: Alain Bergeron, Mitch Brown, Jared Zimbardi, Dylan Westbrook, Lee Winger, Guillaume Neiderer, Harvard Daniels, Lee Ladouceur Heat 2: Jordan Poirier, Devin Caron, Steve Poirier, Chris Jones, Yan Bilodeau, Alex Vignault, Jake Brown, Paul Pekkonen Heat 3: Jason Barney, Parker Evans, Ryan Turner, Kyle Fraser, April Wilson, Rick Wilson, Dale Gosselin ESE Dash: Devin Caron, Chris Jones, April Wilson, Alex Vignault, Ryan Turner, Kyle Fraser

 

 

Richards, Lammers, Buhler and Haddy win at PDTR 7-16-2016

By: Amy Juech

Cellcom B-Mods rolled trackside first this evening with Mark Hoeppner and Cody Eickberg (Plymouth) setting the pace. Hoeppner jumped out to an early lead with Eickberg and Justin Green (Sheboygan Falls) close behind. Two quick cautions waved, each for a car which spun and was unable to restart before fellow drivers closed in. Eickberg had a strong restart with Green and Gary Glander (Sheboygan Falls) close behind. Glen Blanke (Sheboygan Falls) looked outside Justin Bauer (Sheboygan Falls) for eighth, as Kenny Richards driving for Brandon Berth looked inside Larry Zirbel (Iron Ridge) for fourth. Danny Espen filling in for Brandon Knepprath spun in turn two bringing out another caution. Eickberg moved quickly on the restart with Glander close behind. Green, Zirbel and Richards all battled for third place on lap 12. Joel Seagert driving for Todd Jensema looked to join in the battle for third. Spenser Long (Sheboygan Falls) spun again unassisted bringing out another caution sending him to the pits for the evening. Seagert went inside Zirbel and Richards for fourth. Patrick Hanson (Sheboygan Falls) spun again sending him to the pits for the night as well. Blanke slid into the turn 1 wall under caution and was able to rejoin the field. Eickberg had a strong restart over Green; Richards looked inside Glander for third. Richards raced his way inside Eickberg for the lead on lap 19. Seagert snuck under Zirbel for sixth. Richards continued to pull away from Eickberg by over a 10 car length lead as the checkers flew. Third went to Green followed by Zirbel and Seagert. Hard charger passing 4 cars was Danny Espen. Heat Winners: Justin Green and Kenny Richards

25 laps of Grand National racing was under the control of Matt Jackson (Sheboygan) and James Pagel (St. Cloud) setting the pace. Richard Hed (Plymouth) made his moves early to lead until a caution waved for Jamie Theobald (Sheboygan) breaking and coming to rest early. Hed regained the lead until another caution came out for Brian Cesar (Sheboygan), Matt Jackson (Sheboygan) and Josh Pierce (Fredonia) colliding. Another strong restart for Hed but Steven Weber (Plymouth) was looking outside for the lead. Matt Yancey (Sheboygan) went outside Tim Simon (Fond du Lac) for sixth. Many drivers were looking to advance and were very racy running two and three wide lap after lap. Hed and Weber battled for the lead; meanwhile Jeff Lammers (Plymouth) looked inside for second. Pagel and Yancey competed for third. Tyler Kulow (New Holstein) and Melissa Singer (Waldo) swapped twelfth. Yancey went outside Weber for the lead, Lammers was shoved down and bounced off the tires and lost a few positions. Lammers battled his way back and took over second place from Weber. Yancey caught lapped traffic only to have a caution wave for Michael Gilson (Elkhart Lake) who spun in front of the leaders. Lammers went inside Yancey on the restart for the lead on lap 18. Yancey battled back to regain the lead. Hed took over fifth from Weber. Cesar was back up to sixth after restarting in the back of the pack during an earlier caution. Justin Erickson (Plymouth) was pushed through the infield. Lammer was out front to take the white, final caution waved for Gilson who retired to the pits for a second unassisted spin. Green, White, Checker restart with Lammers out front. Double checkers waved for Lammers, followed by Yancey, Matt Loehr (Mt. Calvary), Simon and Weber. Hard charger passing 11 cars was Matt Loehr. Congratulations to Lammers on his first feature win. B-Main Feature results were Tyler Kulow, Ethan Ross (Waupun), Michael Gilson, Donny Singer (Waldo) and alternate was Johnathon Singer (Random Lake) Heat Winners: Justin Erickson, Jeff Lammers and Steven Weber

Next out were the Johnsonville Sausage Late Models with Chris Carlson (Union Grove) and Tim Buhler (Glenbeulah) who made up the front row. Buhler advanced quickly to the top spot. Jim Schmidt (Cleveland), Ron Stroika (Mukwonago) and Jim Letizia (Milwaukee) went three wide for eighth. Justin Schmidt (Cleveland) went outside Turk Letizia (Milwaukee) for fourth. Carlson spun himself around which brought out a caution. Stroika spun around and managed to keep going on the restart. Brad Mueller (Random Lake) worked his way into second over Justin Schmidt. Buhler continued to lead; Jim Schmidt was outside Turk Letezia for fifth. Buhler caught lapped traffic by lap 12. Justin Schmidt looked inside Mueller for second and it worked. Jim Schmidt broke a drive shaft and retired to the pits. Billy Rezutek (Big Bend) pulled into the infield with mechanical issues. Carlson maneuvered his way past Tony Peterson (Big Bend) for seventh. Buhler’s lead dwindled as Justin Schmidt caught up. Checkers flew for Buhler, followed by Justin Schmidt, Mueller, Turk Letezia and Charlie Schmidt (Oostburg). Dave Thomas (Franklin) and Eric Michaels (Cleveland) were both hard chargers passing 4 cars each. Heat Winners: Tim Buhler and Charlie Schmidt

Chris Clayton (Waldo) and Brandon McMullen (Plymouth) set the pace for the Aldag-Honald Mechanical Sprints feature. Clayton and McMullen battled side by side for the lead, McMullen managed to take over the lead. Lance Fassbender (Burnett) slowed on the backstretch bringing out our first caution. McMullen regained control of the field and slowly started to pull away. Drivers settled in single file. McMullen caught lapped traffic on lap 7. Clayton was back on McMullen’s bumper maneuvering their way through traffic. Tim Haddy (Waupun) managed to join in and compete for second place. Donny Goeden (Kewaskum) and Jim Melis (Glenbeulah) were running eighth and ninth. Ben Schmidt (Howards Grove) running Samantha Portschy car stopped for mechanical issues. On the restart lapped cars were left in. McMullen pulled away with the lead again, Clayton passed Haddy back for second. Tony Wondra (Campbellsport) worked his way around Jim Melis for seventh. Jason Johnson (Campbellsport) looked at the bumper of Kurt Davis (West Allis) for ninth. McMullen was back into lapped traffic on lap 20. McMullen was flying and slowly picking off a car at a time. Jim Melis passed Wondra back for seventh. Haddy passed Clayton back for second. McMullen tangled in lapped traffic and spun coming out of turn 4. McMullen lost the lead and has to restart in the back. Any driver that spins must restart in the rear of the field. All lapped cars are pulled out and must restart in the rear with less than five laps to go. Tim Haddy was our new leader with a green, green, white, checker finish. Haddy jumped out to an early lead over Clayton, Goeden and Jim Melis as they settled in behind. Andrew Westphal (Fond du Lac) advanced into fifth and that’s how they crossed the checkers. Hard charger passing 8 cars was Donny Goeden. B-Main Feature results were Al Schlafer (Sussex), Doug Wondra (Oakfield), Wil Gerrits(Waupun), Josh Teunissen (Waldo), Nich Melis (Plymouth), Kevin Karnitz (West Bend) and alternate was Richard Kaiser Heat Winners: Jim Melis, Justin Miller (Plymouth), Andrew Westphal and Kurt Davis

Special thanks to Pit Stop Pizza for being the evening Trophy Sponsor. Please join us next week. For more information please check out our website at www.plymouthpdtr.com.

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

 

ERIE, MI (July 18, 2016) - Fremont, Ohio’s Stuart Brubaker charged to a crowd-pleasing Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP feature win Friday night at Winston Speedway in Rothbury, Michigan.

 

Gregg Dalman grabbed the lead at the start from the pole with Brett Mann looking like he may have something for the leader.  Dalman started to pull away as Mann slipped high on turn 2 allowing Chris Pobanz to take 2nd and Stuart Brubaker 3rd.  Dalman looked to be the class until John Gall & Jay Steinebach tangled on lap four with Gall flipping.  Neither driver was able to continue.  

 

After the red, Dalman continued to lead, but it soon became evident that the handle was going away on Dalman’s car and after a back and forth battle, Brubaker got by Dalman as he slid high in turn two.  Brubaker was an expert at negotiating traffic on the slick surface and easily held on for the win.  After the 4th lap red, the feature went nonstop and point leader Brian Smith was turning faster laps than the leader at the end, but it was too little, too late.  

 

Smith (Fremont, Ohio), the current SOD point leader, started the feature in eleventh place after not making the feature nine-car draw for the top starting positions.  Smith was the KSE Hard Charger Award winner.  Dalman held on to finish third, and discovered that a tire pressure bleeder had stuck open causing his handling problem.  Brett Mann, driving Tony Bures’ #58 finished 4th, and Mark Aldrich was 5th.

 

Engine Pro SOD by ARP Feature

Finish

Car #

Driver

Start

Awards

Contingencies

1

35

Stuart Brubaker

3

 

Rod End Supply

2

2+

Brian Smith

11

KSE Hard Charger

Rod End Supply

3

49T

Gregg Dalman

1

 

Rod End Supply

4

58

Brett Mann

5

Ti22 Draw Winner

Racing Optics

5

1A

Mark Aldrich

8

 

ATL Racing Fuel Cells

6

89

Chris Pobanz

2

Engine Pro Lucky Dog

King Racing Products

7

46

Robert Huiskin

4

 

 

8

7

Shawn Valenti

12

 

 

9

0

Steve Irwin

9

 

 

10

41

Thomas Schinderle

16

 

 

11

71H/27

Brad Lamberson

7

 

 

12

4T

Josh Turner

6

 

 

13

8

Justin Ward

10

 

 

14

27x

Jared Lamberson

14

 

 

15

91L

Lexi Adgate

18

DMI Draw Winner

 

16

1

Eric Smith

19

 

 

17

6

Tyler Beardon

17

 

 

18

10S

Jay Steinebach

13

 

 

19

81

John Gall

15

 

 

 

Engler Heat Win  - Brett Mann

58, 89, 0, 8, 10s, 41, 24

 

Lane Automotive Heat Win – Mark Aldrich

1a, 4t, 46, 2+, 27x, 6

 

COMP Cams Heat Win – Gregg Dalman

49t, 35, 27, 7, 81, 91L

 

Kistler Racing Products Contingencies – Chris Pobanz, Stuart Brubaker

BR Motorsports Contingency – Steve Irwin

COMP Cams Contingency – Josh Turner

Allstar Performance Contingency – Robert Huiskins

Schoenfeld Headers Contingency – Brad Lamberson

 

ERIE, MI (July 18, 2016) - Stevie Irwin (Fenton, MI) finally got the monkey off his back, and mastered rush-hour traffic to take home the exciting Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt by ARP feature win at Crystal Motor Speedway (Crystal, MI) Saturday night.  Irwin started in 2nd place along SOD points leader Brian Smith on the front row, and chased Smith in the early stages of the race.  While Smith ran the middle groove and higher, Irwin eventually found the bottom to his liking.  As has been commonplace with SOD races having very few cautions in 2016, lapped traffic was heavy for the leaders.  Both Smith and Irwin made heart-stopping, crowd pleasing passes.  Initially it looked like Smith would cruise to his 4th win, but Irwin settled into his low-rider mode and started reeling in the leader, eventually catching Smith on lap 14.  The capacity crowd then got their money’s worth as the two traded the lead back and forth until Irwin finally took command for good.  While Smith continued within striking distance of the leader, it was clear that handling was going away on his 2+. 

 

The race was interrupted only once, on lap 11, when Tom Schinderle, running 9th, hit the wall and came to a stop with a flat right rear tire.  Jay Steinebach had nowhere to go and came to a stop to avoid Schinderle’s car at the bottom of the track at the start/finish line.

 

Smith appeared to have a tire seal over, and while doing his best to hold onto a good finish, he bounced off the front straight wall.  Although the tire didn’t immediately go flat, his right rear wheel was about 3-4 inches narrower after the impact.  He held on, going one lap down on the last lap to finish in 10th place.

 

Irwin, who splits his time racing winged and non-winged sprints, has won non-winged races this season, but has struggled, for the most part, with wings.  Well aware of his issues, Irwin has focused on finding and fixing his issues.  While he struggled Friday at Winston Speedway, it was clear that he found the right combination for Crystal.

 

Irwin finished the race with a good-sized lead, followed by Dustin Stroup in 2nd, Shawn Valenti in 3rd, Dan McCarron in 4th, and Dain Naida in 5th.

 

Friday’s winner at Winston Speedway, Stuart Brubaker, was disqualified for the remainder of the show after an on-track incident during the COMP Cams (3rd) heat race.

 

The Crystal show added another gold star to the 2016 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt by ARP season under the new SOD unlimited format on the new Hoosier spec tires.  Good car counts, very competitive racing, plenty of side-by-side racing, multiple racing grooves, and very few cautions, mostly due to mechanical issues have been the hallmarks of every show without exception; SOD races have won high praise from competitors and fans alike.

 

Engine Pro SOD by ARP Feature

Finish

Car #

Driver

Start

Awards

Contingencies

1

0

Steve Irwin

2

 

Rod End Supply

2

1M

Dustin Stroup

3

 

Rod End Supply

3

7

Shawn Valenti

8

Ti22 Draw Winner

Rod End Supply

4

22M

Dan McCarron

5

 

Racing Optics

5

17x

Dain Naida

4

 

ATL Racing Fuel Cells

6

4T

Josh Turner

10

 

King Racing Products

7

81

John Gall

9

 

 

8

27

Brad Lamberson

13

 

 

9

89

Chris Pobanz

17

KSE Hard Charger

 

10

2+

Brian Smith

1

 

 

11

10S

Jay Steinebach

16

DMI Draw Winner

 

12

46

Robert Huiskin

15

 

 

13

3A

Mike Austrauskas

11

 

 

14

8

Justin Ward

6

 

 

15

24

Eric Smith

14

Engine Pro Lucky Dog

 

16

27x

Jared Lamberson

18

 

 

17

91L

Lexi Adgate

19

 

 

18

31

Tanner Austrauskas

20

 

 

19

49T

Gregg Dalman

7

 

 

20

41

Thomas Schinderle

12

 

 

 

 

Engler Machine & Tool Heat Win - Brian Smith

2+, 7, 17x, 4t, 27, 10s, 1a, 91L

 

Lane Automotive Heat Win – John Gall

81, 1m, 8, 3a, 24, 89, 6, 31

Olp;

COMP Cams Heat Win – Gregg Dalman

49t, 22m, 0, 41, 46, 27x, 35 (DQ)

 

Kistler Racing Products Contingencies – Shawn Valenti, Dustin Stroup

BR Motorsports Contingency – Dain Naida

COMP Cams Contingency – Dustin Stroup

Allstar Performance Contingency – Justin Ward

Schoenfeld Headers Contingency – Steve Irwin

 

For more information about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com.  For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com.  The full 2016 Sprints on Dirt schedule, rules, driver member form, news, and other information can be read at www.sprintsondirt.com.

 

 

 

Déjà vu: Pat Lavery, Dalton Doyle Add Summer Championships to 2016 Win Totals

OSWEGO, NY (July 18, 2016) – Just weeks after each winning the Spring Championship, both Pat Lavery and Dalton Doyle were at it again on Saturday night at Oswego Speedway, driving to Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane in the Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS Summer Championships presented by Crop Production Services.

For Lavery, the win was the third of his veteran Supermodified career at the Steel Palace, as he fought off early charges from Dan Connors Jr. and later on Mike Muldoon, to score the 50-lap victory putting him and his team right back in the hunt for the Novelis Supermodified driver’s championship.

With the win, Lavery surges to fifth in the driver standings only 20.5 points behind new leader Michael Barnes.

Barnes, who had led the points earlier in the season, fell to the runner-up spot in recent weeks behind Dave Gruel, but a fifth place finish Saturday catapults Barnes back to the top spot by 4.5 over Gruel, 7.5 over Sitterly, and 15 over Saturday’s runner-up finisher Muldoon.

Muldoon, Keith Shampine, Sitterly, and Barnes chased Lavery across the finish line in the closing stages of the Summer Championship.

“I was just trying to get everything I could get,” said Lavery. “The middle of the race there I took a little too long getting around Hal (LaTulip) and Michael (Muldoon) made a great move to get by me, but we caught a break with a caution flag. He’s a good racer too, I have fun racing with him.”

The move Lavery referenced came on lap 15 as the leaders approached the lapped car of Hal LaTulip. Lavery got caught in behind the LaTulip No. 56 going into the first turn allowing Muldoon to roll the top of the track and temporarily take the lead. However, a caution before a lap could be completed meant that Lavery would restart in the top spot.

Connors and Lavery would bring the Novelis Supermodified field to the Cam’s Pizzeria green flag on Saturday with the duo running wheel to wheel for the opening lap of the race before Lavery would eventual surge to the lead in the Graham Racing No. 12.

Starting fourth in the lineup, Muldoon made all the right moves very early on to eventually slide the No. 15 up into the runner-up spot with Lavery in his sights.

With Lavery, Muldoon and now Shampine in the top three spots by lap 10, Sitterly and Barnes began their charge through the pack from eighth and tenth in the lineup.

The duo managed to make quick work of Tim Snyder, Abold, Bellinger and eventually Connors to file in behind Shampine before the lap 15 mark when Muldoon looked to have taken the lead.

Unfortunately a nice early run for Connors would come to an end at lap 20 as the No. 01 spun into the first turn to bring out the caution.

On the restart Lavery led Muldoon, Shampine, Sitterly, Barnes, Bellinger, Abold, Gruel, Bond, and Danzer.

After the green lights came back on Abold was able to dart under Bellinger for sixth in the No. 05, making the lead pack a six car runaway.

The races final caution would wave at lap 28 as July 2 winner Aric Iosue found the turn three foam in the No. 11. Iosue was ok, but done for the night.

The caution brought the field together one more time and on the restart Barnes tried several attempts at the high side of the Sitterly No. 7 but was unable to make a move stick.

As the final laps progressed, a six car lead pack became four with Lavery, Muldoon, Shampine, and Sitterly on the move. Muldoon looked to have something for Lavery late, but fell short, as Lavery cruised to his second win of 2016.

Muldoon talked to infield announcer Keith Zehr post-race about his run.

“We were tight,” said Muldoon. “We were having real trouble on the restarts. As soon as you get up behind someone you lose the front wing and it just gets so tight you can’t get underneath anyone. Congrats to Pat (Lavery). If anyone is going to win but me, I’d want it to be him.”

Shampine scored another podium in the Chris Osetek No. 55.

“We found some things wrong with the car after the last race and came out last night to test and made a lot of gains,” said Shampine, who travels from North Carolina to race at the Speedway. “We’ve been staying up here quite a bit this summer. I don’t have too many commitments down in Charlotte right now, so it allows me to stay up here, it’s a lot cooler up here.”

Muldoon, Abold, and Lavery would score Shell Shock Custom Helmet Paint Heat Race Challenge victories on Saturday.

Barnes was the Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger winner with Shampine the Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer.

Lavery went on to earn the Radical Racegear Lap Leader Award with Dave Cliff collecting the Xtreme Sim Racing Series Last Car on the Lead Lap Award.

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

Doyle started from the third position on Saturday, eventually working by early leader Jesse Bearup to take the lead on lap 6, racing away to the win over Mike Bruce, Anthony Losurdo, Bearup, and championship leader Dave Cliff.

“As soon as we got out there for the hot laps, the car was pretty flawless and I was happy with what we had,” said Doyle. “After the lap 21 caution Bruce gave me a shot in the back bumper to let me know he was there, as if I didn’t know it already. I tried driving the car twice as hard as I was going before and it just didn’t feel right after that, but I guess I wanted this win tonight.”

Kreig Heroth, Camden Proud, Mike Bond, Jack Patrick, and Scott Shafer rounded out the top ten finishers in Saturday’s SBS Summer Championship.

Cameron Rowe and Bearup led the field to the green Saturday with Bearup jumping out front early in the No. 37.

Doyle would eventually come on from third, diving to the race lead at lap six and quickly jumping to a comfortable margin.

After starting fifth, Bruce would find the third spot before the halfway point in the No. 22 and at lap 15 the top ten rundown showed Doyle, Bearup, Bruce, Heroth, Losurdo, Proud, Cliff, and Bond in the top spots.

With only ten laps to go, Bruce made a nice charge to the outside of Bearup to try and score the second position, but Bearup would fight back on the low side. The two runners would eventually come up behind the lapped car of Alex McRae, with the McRae No. 14 swapping ends after having been heavily pressured by both Bearup and Bruce to make way.

The caution with nine laps to go allowed Bruce to draw to the back bumper of Doyle ahead of Bearup, Heroth, Losurdo, Cliff, Bond, Proud, Patrick, and Rowe.

After the restart the real race was from third on back as Losurdo, Cliff and Bond were locked in a tremendous race to try and find top five positions along with Bearup.

As Doyle and Bruce ran off to the top two positions, Losurdo was able to squeeze his way into the third position in the No. 1, making his way by Bearup on the final circuit of the 30-lap affair.

Proud, Bearup, and Patrick scored Shell Shock Custom Helmet Paint Heat Race Challenge victories as Doyle collected the Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader Award.

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

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

Racing at Oswego Speedway continues on Saturday, July 23 with the Davis Bros. Inc. $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified and the $1,500 to win Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS.

Kids 16 and under with paid adult and active military with I.D. are free.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or call (315) 342-0646. Visit the Speedway on social media @OswegoSpeedway or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Summer Championship pres by. Crop Production Services

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodifieds

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

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #68 - Michael Barnes

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #55 - Keith Shampine

Radical Race Gear Lap Leader: #12 - Pat Lavery

Xtreme Sim Racing Series Last Car on the Lead Lap: #99 - Dave Cliff

Heat #1 (10-laps): 1. 15 - Michael Muldoon, 2. 68 - Michael Barnes, 3. 50 - Dave Gruel, 4. 47 - Bob Bond, 5. 99 - Dave Cliff, 6. 24 - Jerry Curran

Heat #2 (10-laps): 1. 05 - Jeff Abold, 2. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 3. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 4. 11 - Aric Iosue, 5. 52 - Dave Danzer, 6. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr.

Heat #3 (10-laps): 1. 12 - Pat Lavery, 2. 55 - Keith Shampine, 3. 01 - Dan Connors Jr., 4. 0 - Tim Snyder, 5. 00 - Joe Gosek, 6. 56 - Hal LaTulip

Pathfinder Bank SBS

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

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #1 - Anthony Losurdo

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

White's Car Care 4th Place: #37 - Jesse Bearup

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader: #01 - Dalton Doyle

Bacc-Off Hard Luck Award: #77 - Cameron Rowe

Heat #1 (10-laps): 1. 54 - Camden Proud, 2. 74 - Mike Bond, 3. 77 - Cameron Rowe, 4. 90 - Greg O'Connor, 5. 14 - Alex McRae

Heat #2 (10-laps): 1. 37 - Jesse Bearup, 2. 22 - Mike Bruce, 3. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 4. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 5. 76 - Scott Shafer

Heat #3 (10-laps): 1. 9 - Jack Patrick, 2. 50 - Dave Cliff, 3. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 4. 23 - Cameron Black, 5. 99 - Dennis Rupert

 

 

Double-X Speedway California, MO July 17, 2016

By Dean Reichel

For Immediate Release--

While the heat proved challenging for some, Jonathan Cornell was one cool customer during Sunday Night Thunder as he racked up yet another victory in winged sprint car action for Sonic at Double-X Speedway. Starting on the front row with fellow heat race winner Taylor Walton, Cornell took the lead in turn one on the opening lap and quickly opened up a sizeable lead. Walton gave chase for 24 laps, keeping the leader in sight but not able to make up any ground on the fleet #28 machine. As Cornell came out of turn four to take the checkered flag the red light came on as the checkered waved for Walton who had contacted the backstretch wall and turned over. With Cornell claiming the victory, Tyler Blank finished second, Corey Nelson earned third. Walton, as a result of bringing out the red was scored as the final car on the lead lap in fourth and Ricky Logan made a return to the speedway claiming fifth. Cornell and Walton claimed the heat races.

The Super Stock class saw a similar situation with Derek Henson taking the early lead with the remainder of the field giving chase. From the drop of the green flag, Harlan Dowell would run the high line slowly gaining on the leader and on lap 13 Dowell would pass Henson in turns one and two. A caution on lap 14, for a stalled car on the front stretch before the checkered flag was displayed forced a green, white, checker restart. Dowell would hold off Henson for the "overtime" period to claim the win. Derek Henson, John Clancy Jr., Clayton Campbell and Arthur Hays would round out the top five. Dowell claimed the lone heat race in the class.

The 600cc Micro Sprint class saw Kameron Key lead the green to checker feature event to claim the win. Braydon Cromwell drove a great race but was unable to mount a challenge for the leader and came home second. Travis Arnold, Nick Rasa and Brian Wood rounded out the top five. Key and Arnold claimed the heat race victories.

In the Hobby Stock Division, Chuck Coffey put his #171 machine into victory lane again this season. Mike Schrader worked his way into the second spot at the stripe with Derek West finishing third in his first visit to the track, Jeremiah Walligford was fourth and Rudy Wirts completed the top five. Coffey also claimed the heat race in the division.

Next Sunday night the ASCS Warrior Region returns for the 14th annual Clyde Wood Memorial event. Always an exciting event, top sprint car drivers are on hand to compete. Gates will open early for tailgating, be sure to join us for this annual event. The season will come to a close on Sunday July 31st when season long awards will be presented at the conclusion of the evenings races.

Double-X Speedway Results- July 17. 2016-

Sprint Cars- Feature Event- 1. 28-Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia; 2. 75-Tyler Blank, California; 3. 34-Corey Nelson, Eugene; 4. 93-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg; 5. 75K-Ricky Logan, Little Rock,AR; 6. 75E-Broc Elliott, California; 7. 49B-Ben Brown, Marshall; 8. 48-Miles Paulus, Marshall; 9. Scott Comstock, Prairie Home; 10. 24-Lanny Carpenter, Clarksburg; 11. 0-Mike Trent, Rocheport (DNS) Heat 1- 1. Cornell; 2. Nelson; 3. Blank; 4. Brown; 5. Paulus; 6. Carpenter Heat 2- 1. Walton; 2. Elliott; 3. Logan; 4. Comstock; 5. Trent

Super Stock- Feature- 1. 29-Harlan Dowell, Jr. Tipton; 2. 27D-Derek Henson, Russellville; 3. 8-John Clancy,Jr. California; 4. 30C-Clayton Campbell, Otterville; 5. 7-Arthur Hays, California; 6. 21-Kenny Riegel, Jefferson City; 7. 31C-Cole Henson, Russellville; 8. 05-Dale Berry, Tuscumbia Heat 1- 1. Dowell; 2. D. Henson; 3. Clancy Jr.; 4. C. Henson; 5. Campbell; 6. Hays; 7. Riegel; Berry-DNS

600cc Micro Sprints- Feature- 1. 7JR-Kameron Key, Warrensburg; 2. 4C-Braydon Cromwell, Lone Jack; 3. 75-Travis Arnold, Pilot Grove; 4. 26B-Nick Rasa, Sedalia; 5. 92-Brian Wood, California; 6. 4R-Braydon Renfro, Tipton; 7. 15-Kaitlin Boland, Columbia; 8. 5-Paul Alberson, Marshall 9. 27-Jon Bernhardt, Sedalia; 9. 9S-Nick Schaefer, Marshall; 10. 22A-Mitch Workmann, Belle (DNS) Heat 1- 1. Key; 2. Cromwell; 3. Schaefer; 4. Wood; 5. Alberson Workmann (DNS) Heat 2- 1. Arnold; 2. Rasa; 3. Renfro; 4. Boland; 5 Bernhardt

Hobby Stock- Feature- 1. 171-Chuck Coffey, Windsor; 2. 11-Mike Schrader, Sedalia; 3. 2-Derek West, Hallsville; 4. 84-Jeremiah Wallingford, Prairie Home; 5. 2X-Rudy Wirts, California; 6. 1- Daniel Cary, Boonville; 7. 82-Chris Brockert, Versailles Heat1- 1. Coffey; 2. Brockert; 3. Schrader; 4. Cary; 5. Wirts; 6. West; 7. Wallingford

 

 

Tommy Laliberte Shines In First Wingless Series presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos Start Of Season

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Aptos, CA)- Stepping away from the Wingless Series presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos for an extended period of time, 2014 series champion, Tommy Laliberte, made the most of his first start of 2016 as he fended off Klint Simpson to win the Howard Kaeding Classic at the Ocean Speedway.

With Laliberte and Jimmy Christian leading the field to green on Saturday night, it was Christian getting the jump initially, but Laliberte would lead the first lap officially as he made a big time move in turns three and four.

With Christian and Laliberte setting up an exciting battle for the race lead early in the feature, the caution would fly on the race’s second lap slowing the field and setting up another restart.

As the green flag was displayed to the field, Klint Simpson would get around Christian and take over the second spot, before he briefly took the race lead on the fifth lap, only to see Laliberte answer the call one lap later and reclaim the top spot on lap six.

While the top two battled hard, the red flag would be needed on the seventh lap, as Nick Larsen would come into contact with a fellow competitor and his machine would flip violently down the back stretch though he would escape uninjured.

Back under way, Laliberte, Simpson, and Christian entertained the crowd with an exciting battle up front, but Simpson would drift high in turns one and two and give up some ground to the lead duo.

Laliberte would shake his challengers as the race reached the halfway point and open up a comfortable lead. Though out front, Klint Simpson would get back into the second spot and take a liking to the cushion as he slowly closed Laliberte’s gap.

In the final stages of the race, Simpson would find himself in the mix and would be all over Laliberte with the white flag in the air. Looking to duplicate his last lap move that he pulled off at this race in 2015, Simpson would come up short as Lalitberte would fend him off and score his first win of the 2016 season.

“To come back out and beat a driver like Klint Simpson who is at the top of his game right now is really cool,” an emotional Tommy Laliberte said. “To have my little boy in the stands tonight and win, I am kind of speechless.

Simpson would finish in the second spot, while Cody Fendley would make a move on lap 16 to claim the final spot on the podium. Jimmy Christian would finish in fourth, while Terry Schank would overcome a tangle on lap two to round of the Top-5.

Klint Simpson would get things started on Saturday night by setting the standard in qualifying time trials, as Simpson and Fendley would pick up heat race wins on this night, with Jimmy Christian winning the Dash.

2016 Schedule

August 13th- Petaluma Speedway (Soares Classic)

August 20th- Ocean Speedway (Johnny Key Classic)

September 7th- Silver Dollar Speedway (Gold Cup)

September 17th- Petaluma Speedway

November 4th- Stockton Dirt Track

ON TAP: The Wingless Series Presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos will return to action on August 13th at the Petaluma Speedway as they take part in the coveted Soares Classic.

WINNERS: Klint Simpson (June 11th Petaluma Speedway), Terry Schank (June 25th Calistoga Speedway), Terry Schank (July 11th Stockton Dirt Track), Tommy Laliberte (July 16th Ocean Speedway).

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with the series by clicking over to www.racepmg.com.

WINGLESS SPRINT CAR SERIES PRESENTED BY JOE HUNT MAGNETOS- Joe Hunt Magnetos’ Roger Gleason brought the traveling concept to non-wing sprint cars by popular demand in 2010. Over the years, the Joe Hunt Magnetos Sprint Car Series has ran a limited schedule at select tracks around the state. In 2016, the series will again operate under the direction of the Prentice Motorsports Group competing in 11 races scattered at five different tracks.


 

CARSON SHORT DOES IT AT TRI-STATE - HIS FIRST USAC WIN!

Haubstadt, IN - July 16, 2016 - It was a packed house as round six of Indiana Sprint Week played out at Tri-State Speedway Saturday night. The crowd watched as a 30 lap USAC sanctioned feature race whirled around the quarter mile track. Lap after lap there was that potential for a lead change. Drivers were passing other cars to challenge for a top five spot but one car stayed out front. Carson Short led all 30 laps. The victory was worth $5,000. It was his first win at Tri-State Speedway and his first AMSOIL USAC feature victory. The accomplishment was magnified in that it came during Indiana Sprint Week. And it continued a trend in which six races at six different tracks have produced 6 different winners. Three of those were first time USAC victors! Short’s RCM Motorsports RASS Classic Restoration sponsored DRC was fast and his effort behind the wheel flawless. Kyle Cummins caught him, stayed close, but never found any opportunity to make a pass. They were both brilliant in traffic as was third running Chase Stockon. Robert Ballou was gaining ground on the threesome. Ballou was honored as the Hard Charger for the race in moving up from a 16th starting spot on the grid to finish fourth. Jarett Andretti took fifth in the battle for the top paying spots. In victory lane Carson Short found that one word to describe the feat. “Unreal! With five to go I saw Cummins down there.” But Short had the sprint car he needed. “The car got even better halfway through the race.” Cummins was complimentary. “Carson made no mistakes. He picked the right line every time.” The second five included an on-the-move Critter Malone, USAC and IN Sprint Week points leader Brady Bacon, Chad Boespflug, semi feature winner Kevin Thomas Jr., and Max McGhee. Fast Qualifier Josh Hodges was eleventh. His lap of 13.319 seconds was the best of the field of 39 qualifiers. The USAC heats were won by Robert Ballou, Thomas Meseraull, Logan Jarrett, and Carson Short. It was to be Short’s night as first demonstrated in his last lap pass to win an exciting fourth heat. Brian Karraker won the C Main. In the semi or B that followed Donny Brackett flipped on the backstretch while battling for the lead with Isaac Chapple. The UMP Open Wheel Modifieds concluded the program with a 25 lap feature which paid $1,000 to win. That winner was Levi Kissinger. It was win number 3 for Kissinger at the speedway this year. It was a difficult venture. Matt Lane and Zach Fair battled for the top spot until lap 13 when Lane was involved in an incident in turn one which brought about a caution. Three cars retired to the pits with flats or damage. Lane restarted but the battle for the lead continued with Zach Fair using the inside while Kissinger was working to make it happen on the outside. Side by side racing continued. Kissinger prevailed followed by Fair, Josh Harris, Brandon McDowell, and Stephen Schnapf. Matt Lane came back up through the field to claim sixth spot. Earlier in the program Matt Lane, Zach Fair, and Trent Young won the heat races for the modifieds. Kissinger was candid in the post race interview. “I couldn’t use any more race track. I like this place but you have to drive the wheels off to do anything!” The next race at Tri-State Speedway is scheduled for August 13th. That is the night that the Hoosier Sprint Nationals will be held this year. The MSCS Sprints will compete for a $5,000 first prize. The UMP Modifieds and MMSA Mini-sprints will be the two accompanying attractions.

Provided as News and Information for Tri-State Speedway.

RACE SUMMARY Tri-State Speedway INDIANA SPRINT WEEK Haubstadt, IN, July 16, 2016

AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car Series: (39 Entries)

Top Qualifier -74x Josh Hodges, 13.319 seconds

First Heat - 1 Robert Ballou, 23c Tyler Courtney, 11p Brady Short, 74x Josh Hodges

Second Heat - 24 Thomas Meseraull, 7 Critter Malone, 66 Jon Stanbrough, 98e Chad Boespflug

Third Heat - 29 Logan Jarrett, 18 Jarett Andretti, 3R Kyle Cummins, 3 Dakota Jackson

Fourth Heat - 21 Carson Short, 38 Jeff Bland Jr., 04 Tyler Thomas, 32 Chase Stockon

C Main - 23k Brian Karraker, 28 Brandon Mattox, 98 Brandon Morin, 4c Daylon Chambers

Semi (B) - 4J Kevin Thomas Jr., 69 Brady Bacon, 5 Chris Windom, 17 Max McGhee, 11 Dave Darland, 15F Aaron Farney

Feature (30 Laps) - 21 Carson Short, 3R Kyle Cummins, 32 Chase Stockon, 1 Robert Ballou, 18 Jarett Andretti, 7 Critter Malone, 69 Brady Bacon, 98e Chad Boespflug, 4J Kevin Thomas Jr., 17 Max McGhee, 74x Josh Hodges, 66 Jon Stanbrough, 11p Brady Short, 29 Logan Jarrett, 17gp C.J. Leary, 15F Aaron Farney, 3 Dakota Jackson, 5 Chris Windom, 24 Thomas Meseraull, 38 Jeff Bland Jr., 04 Tyler Thomas, 23c Tyler Courtney, 52 Isaac Chapple, 11 Dave Darland


 

Reutzel Earns $7,500 Victory during NSA Shootout at Billings Motorsports Park; Hample, Leach and Kenaston Also Score Wins

Inside Line Promotions - BILLINGS, Mont. (July 17, 2016) - Aaron Reutzel captured the $7,500 prize for claiming the finale of the opening doubleheader for the NSA Shootout on Saturday at Billings Motorsports Park.

Roger Crockett kicked off the program by setting quick time during qualifying before Matthew Dusseault, Travis Rilat and Sam Hafertepe Jr. each won a heat race.

Reutzel made the redraw for the dash, which was scrapped because of time, and he pulled the No. 1 to start on the pole for the 30-lap main event. He quickly took the lead before Rilat powered into the top spot on Lap 11. Rilat led for eight laps before Reutzel reclaimed the lead on Lap 19 and never looked back.

Hafertepe Jr. passed Rilat for the runner-up position in the late stage of the race. Crockett finished fourth and Logan Forler was fifth.

The sprint car drivers weren't the only ones who put on a great show for the fans.

Kelly Hample outlasted Red Bull Global Rallycross star Steve Arpin, who was making his debut at Billings Motorsports Park, to win the late model main event. Rob Odegard ended third, Dave Smith fourth and Jim Harris fifth.

Paul Leach won his first midwest modifieds race at the track this season. Jake Dimond finished second, Steven Stephenson third, points leader Dennis Hurd fourth and Dennis Kenaston fifth.

Devin Kenaston was also a first-time winner as he claimed the street stocks main event. Cory Craver placed second, Deryk Voller third, Troy Lorenz fourth and James Garretson fifth.

NSA Shootout Sprint Car Race Report: Round 2 at Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont., on July 16, 2016 -

Qualifying: 1. 11-Roger Crockett; 2. 27dd-David Hoiness; 3. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr.; 4. 95-Matt Covington; 5. 2c-Wayne Johnson; 6. 2l-Logan Forler; 7. 55-Aaron Reutzel; 8. 39c-Travis Rilat; 9. 99-Skylar Gee; 10. 2jr-Kelly Miller; 11. 37-Trever Kirkland; 12. 75-D.J. Brink; 13. 13-Ryan Parks; 14. 12-Josh Ostermiller; 15. 11eh-Marc Dupperon; 16. 97-Matthew Dusseault; 17. 00-Roger Cummings; 18. 51t-Tristan Spiers; 19. 14-Bill Holler.

Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 97-Matthew Dusseault; 2. 55-Aaron Reutzel; 3. 13-Ryan Parks; 4. 2jr-Kelly Miller; 5. 11-Roger Crockett; 6. 95-Matt Covington; 7. 14-Bill Holler.

Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 39c-Travis Rilat; 2. 12-Josh Ostermiller; 3. 37-Trevor Kirkland; 4. 27dd-David Hoiness; 5. 2c-Wayne Johnson; 6. 00-Roger Cummings.

Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr.; 2. 11eh-Marc Dupperon; 3. 99-Skylar Gee; 4. 2l-Logan Forler; 5. 75-D.J. Brink; 6. 51t-Tristan Spiers.

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 55-Aaron Reutzel; 2. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr.; 3. 39c-Travis Rilat; 4. 11-Roger Crockett; 5. 2l-Logan Forler; 6. 99-Skylar Gee; 7. 2jr-Kelly Miller; 8. 27dd-David Hoiness; 9. 2c-Wayne Johnson; 10. 37-Trever Kirkland; 11. 75-D.J. Brink; 12. 95-Matt Covington; 13. 11eh-Marc Dupperon; 14. 51t-Tristan Spiers; 15. 97-Matthew Dusseault; 16. 14-Bill Holler; 17. 00-Roger Cummings; 18. 12-Josh Ostermiller; 19. 13-Ryan Parks. Laps led: Aaron Reutzel 1-10, 19-30; Travis Rilat 11-18.

(Drivers opened the night by qualifying. The fastest qualifier earned 50 points with each subsequent position dropping by one point. Heat races were inverted by six with the heat race winner receiving 50 points and each subsequent position dropping by three points. The top six in combined qualifying and heat race points advanced to the feature redraw.)

Late Models

Feature: 1. 36-Kelly Hample; 2. 0-Steve Arpin; 3. R30-Rob Odegard; 4. 06-Dave Smith; 5. 17-Jim Harris; 6. 27-Rayce McCord; 7. 55-Mike Tom; 8. 32m-Jeremy Meirhofer; 9. 16-Jason Storbakken; 10. 27x-Mike McCord; 11. 1-Rock Degele; 12. 50-Teddy Hample; 13. 15-Cody Storbakken; 14. 68-Jody Kropp; 15. 22-Steve Pankowski; 16. 24-Tim Ames; 17. 14-Kenneth Helman Jr. 18. 01-Paul Leach; 19. 14h-Bill Holler; 20. 00-Beau Nave (DNS).

Midwest Modifieds

Feature: 1. 01-Paul Leach; 2. 716-Jake Dimond; 3. 8-Steven Stephenson; 4. 99-Dennis Hurd; 5. 15-Dennis Kenaston; 6. 11-Tyson Kern; 7. 65-Cory Wilder; 8. 4-John Miner; 9. 88-Dayne Kocher; 10. 4r-Bill Carey; 11. 214-Jake Marisch; 12. 37-Karl Weaver; 13. 54-Mitch Ferguson; 14. 37w-Randi Weaver; 15. 19k-Brandon Kern; 16. 73-Cal Rossner; 17. 28h-Kolby Hannah.

Street Stocks

Feature: 1. 29-Devin Kenaston; 2. 21-Cory Craver; 3. 24v-Deryk Voller; 4. 8-Troy Lorenz; 5. 82-James Garretson; 6. 166-Lyle Imberi; 7. 11-Robert Petroff; 8. 00-Grant Gary; 9. 6-Dallas Whiting; 10. 30-Bob Gordon; 11. 76-Scott Salsbury; 12. 83-David Gleaton; 13. 70-Robert Hoffman; 14. 28-Kolby Hannah; 15. 32-Rex Feller; 16. 68x-Kyle Krogh.

2016 NSA SHOOTOUT -

Dates :

JULY 15 - Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. - $2,000 to win

JULY 16 - Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. - $7,500 to win, $500 to start

AUG. 26 - Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Gold Cup

AUG. 27 - Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Gold Cup

SEPT. 9 - Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. - $2,000 to win

SEPT. 10 - Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. - $7,500 to win, $500 to start (co-sanctioned with ASCS Frontier Region)

Type : 360ci winged sprint cars

Rules : ASCS

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BMPSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NSA_Shootout

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NSA-Shootout-270333829988406/?fref=ts

THE EVENT -

The inaugural NSA Shootout features six total 360ci winged sprint car races - four at Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont., and two at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - this summer. All races have elevated pay and the event will showcase feature bonuses as well as a points fund.

RACE FORMAT -

All cars will qualify with the fastest qualifier earning 50 points. Each subsequent position drops one point. If there are 32 or more cars there will be split qualifying.

Heat races are inverted by six with the fastest qualifier lining up on the outside of the third row for the first heat race, the second fastest qualifier on the outside of the third row for the second heat race, etc. Heat race winners receive 50 points with each subsequent position dropping three points.

The top six drivers in combined qualifying and heat race points advance into the dash, which will be lined up via a redraw. Drivers ranked seven through 16 are locked into the main event with the B main transferring the top four into the back of the A Main.

POINTS FUND -

A points fund of at least $5,000 is up for grabs. Additional details will be released later.

FEATURE BONUSES -

Any driver who wins three of the six NSA Shootout main events will receive a $1,000 bonus. Four A Main victories nets a $1,500 bonus with five triumphs providing a $2,000 bonus. Sweeping all six races is worth an extra $2,500.

BILLINGS MOTORSPORTS PARK -

Billings Motorsports Park , also known as BMP Speedway, is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval located in Billings, Mont. The track hosts weekly racing from the middle of May through late September. For more information, visit http://www.BMPSpeedway.com.

CASTROL RACEWAY -

Castrol Raceway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile dirt track located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It showcases weekly racing and special events from May through October. For more information, visit http://www.CastrolRaceway.com.

 

Four Familiar Faces return to victory lane at Placerville Speedway
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Written by: Brad Kennedy *
Placerville, CA (July 16)...71 cars over four divisions signed into the pits for the 13th round of the 2016 Red Hawk Casino Championship Series, on "Marine Night" at Placerville Speedway. 07_16_2016_119c
18 Thompson's Auto Group 360 Sprint Cars took to the 1/4 mile clay oval for the 25 lap feature event, with last weekend's winner Michael Kofoid starting on the pole alongside Sean Becker for the start. When the green flag waved, 14-year old Kofoid jumped to the lead in turn 1, and by the fourth circuit had a straightaway lead on Becker. Jake Morgan slowed the pace by bringing out the yellow with a spin in turns 3 & 4, relinquishing his 4th place position, which forced him to the rear of the field.
On the ensuing restart, Kofoid lifted his front wheels off the ground allowing Becker the momentum to drive around Kofoid off of turn two to take the lead, but another caution would fly, giving Kofoid back the point.
When the race resumed, Kofoid led the field comfortably until Andy Gregg got upside down on lap 9 without injury. Under red flag conditions, officials reported that leader Kofoid was missing his left rear inboard caliper, causing him to have no brakes.
Kofoid checked out again upon seeing the green flag, until the leaders got to traffic. Becker threw a masterful slide job to claim the lead on lap 15.
While Becker gained a comfortable lead as the race went on, KoFoid also distanced himself from third place Jimmy Trulli and fourth place runner C.J. Humphreys. The two Placerville natives dueled it out for multiple laps, with Trulli maintaining the spot. Meanwhile Jake Morgan fought his way through the field after his earlier spin, and overtook Humphreys for fourth in waning laps.
Becker went on to win the race, becoming the second driver in 2016 to win two feature events in the Sprint Car division. Michael Kofoid finished second, while Jimmy Trulli's 3rd place finish from his 16th starting spot earned him the AL Driveline Hard Charger bonus. Morgan finished fourth while Humphreys rounded out the top five.
“It is so awesome to win tonight. Thank you, Dan Monhoff for being dedicated to me over the years and allowing me to drive this car every weekend. Thanks to Geico for the extra money tonight, as we were the (ADCO Transmission) quick time award winner, and we won the main. Thank you to the fans for the support.”
Heat winners included Jake Morgan, Greg DeCaires, and Mason Moore.
17 Jay's Mobile Welding Pure Stocks took the green flag in the "Bryan Carnett Memorial" event with Travis Emery and Scott Grunert on the front row. Grunert grabbed the race lead while Orville Owens fell into second.
Owens hounded Grunert for the lead over the first 11 laps, but got sideways in turn 1 allowing Dan Smith and Nick Baldwin by into second and third.
07_16_2016_169cGrunert continued to lead as Dan Smith applied heavy pressure all the way to the final corner where the two made contact off of turn four, spinning Grunert into the wall backwards, while Smith took the checkered for his third win of the season. Point leader Nick Baldwin finished second over third place Russ Murphy, with Dan Jinkerson and Orville Owens rounding out the top five.
Heat winners were Rick Grunert and Russ Murphy, while Jeff Sly earned the RMI Hard Charger Bonus for finishing 6th from his 14th starting spot.
07_16_2016_065c13 Domco Plumbing Limited Late Models started the 20 lap Carnett Memorial feature with Wayne Trimble and Eddie Gardner taking the field to the green. Points leader Gardner got the jump and pulled away by 4 car lengths before action was stopped on lap 2 when Paul Guglielmoni came to a stop with Ken Michelli in turns three and four.
Gardner led the field back to green until Ryan McDaniel made an aggressive move around Gardner on lap 3 to capture the lead.
One lap later, Gardner hit the berm in turn one collecting the duo of Richard Brace Jr. and Ray Trimble. Trimble continued on but Brace retired from the event.
McDaniel was never seriously challenged over the final 16 laps of the race on his way to victory over Matt Michelli, Mike Lightfoot, Tom Tilford and Wayne Trimble.
“Truthfully, I wasn’t even planning to come tonight,” claimed McDaniel in the winner's circle. “We rebuilt the motor and put it in last night because there was extra money on the line and we were racing for Bryan Carnett tonight. It's good to win this race in his honor."
Heat winners were Matt Michelli and Mike Lightfoot, while Ryan Peter earned the RMI bonus by finishing 6 positions forward from his 13th feature starting position.
The NorCal Dwarf cars had 23 cars on hand with Buddy Olschowka and Chuck Connover leading the field to green. The two battled side by side for the first 9 laps. Shawn Jones had started 13th in the main but by lap 7, was in the top five. On lap 9, Jones moved into fourth just as the caution waved.
On the restart, Jones used a slide job to pass both Olschowska and Connover to take the lead on lap 8. Meanwhile, the race remained for second, with Jeff Fitch and Johnny Reeves joining the battle against Olschowka, Scott Dahlgren and Connover. The four duked it out for the remainder of the race, but with two to go Dahlgren and Olschowka made contact dropping Olschowka back to fourth. Shawn Jones earned his second victory in a row at Placerville in a Dwarf car over runner-up Kevin Bender, third place Scott Dahlgren, fourth Buddy Olschowka and fifth Johnny Reeves.
Heat winners were Danny Wagner and Dahlgren.
Placerville Speedway returns to action next Saturday night, July 23rd, with "Big Trophy Night" on the 14th point race of the Red Hawk Casino Championship Series. A four division program features the Thompson Auto Group 360 Sprint Cars, the Domco Plumbing Limited Late Models, the Jay's Mobile Welding Pure Stocks, as well as the BCRA Midget Series. Pit gates open at 2PM with the front gates opening at 3PM. Racing begins at 7PM.
For complete details of the 2016 Red Hawk Casino Championship Racing Season, visit Placerville Speedway’s official website at www.placervillespeedway.com.
Join the over 7700 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can interact with fellow fans, drivers, and staff. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter for schedule updates and more by following us @pvillespeedway. In addition, Placerville Speedway is now on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.
*Additional writing contributions by Dean Mills

 

Jason Barney Holds off Zimbardi at Brockville to score second PST-Canada win

 (Brockville, ONT) A packed Brockville Speedway grandstands saw 24 Patriot Sprint Tour cars put on a show as Jason Barney was able to pick up the win over Jared Zimbardi, and Devin Caron, scoring his second PST-Canadian Win of the 2016 season. Barney started on the pole against Quebec favorite, Steve Poirier where the two both separated themselves from the rest of the field battling for the race lead. Barney would favor the lower side as Poirier would race high for the first 11 laps. A lap 12 restart after a caution involving a spinning Dylan Westbrook would have Barney still out front but finally on lap 14, Poirier used a power move on the outside of the No. 87* of Barney for the race lead and on lap 15, Poirier was officially scored as the race leader. One lap later, as the two continued to battle for command of the field, Barney took back the race lead exiting turn two using the low side of the race track, but the second yellow of the event flew as Cory Turner blew an engine that leaked fluid down the entire front stretch and his night was complete. Poirier was still scored as the race leader as the event went back a lap. While under that same yellow, Poirier all of a sudden exited the track to tend to a left rear flat and would have to go into the work area, Poirier was able to get his tire changed and would have to settle for unfortunate 12th place finish. Barney inherited the race lead to Devin Caron and the hard charging Jared Zimbardi who had to start ninth after winning the ESE Dash. On the restart, Zimbardi was able to get by the 24 of Caron where the current point leader set his sights on the race leader in Barney. Zimbardi would be able to pull alongside Barney on lap 20 but lap traffic started to become a factor in the final five laps of the event that allowed Barney to hold off Jared Zimbardi, Devin Caron, Parker Evens and Matt Tanner, who came from 14th. This would be Barney’s second PST win of the 2016 season, both of which are a apart of the PST-Canadian Championship. The series now heads to Cornwall Speedway this Sunday (July 17, 2016) as it will be the only appearance on the PST schedule. Be sure to like ‘Patirot Sprint Tour’ on facebook and to follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and Twitter. You can also log onto patirotsprinttour.com. The Patriot Sprint Tour is a 360 Sprint Car Series that visits tracks in New York, Pennsylvania. Ohio and Canada.

Patriot Sprint Tour Results- Brockville Ontario Speedway July 16, 2016 A Main: JASON BARNEY (2), Jared Zimbardi, Devin Caron, Parker Evans, Matt Tanner, Rick Wilson, Yan Bilodeau, Jeff Cook, Dylan Westbrook, Jake Brown, Ryan Turner, Steve Poirier, Mitch Brown, Harvard Daniels, Dale Gosselin, Lee Ladoucer, Chris Jones, Alain Bergeron, Kyle Fraser, Paul Pekkonen, April Wilson, Lee Winger, Cory Turner, Paulie Colagiovanni (DNS) Heat 1: Dylan Westbrook, Rick Wilson, Steve Poirier, Yan Bildaeu, Jake Brown, April Wilson, Alaine Bergeron, Paulie Colagiovanni (DNS) Heat 2: Cory Turner, Harvard Daniels, Ryan Turner, Jeff Cook, Matt Tanner, Kyle Fraser, Lee Ladoucer, Lee Winger Heat 3: Parker Evans, Devin Caron, Jared Zimbardi, Jason Barney, Dale Gosselin, Paul Pekkonen, Chris Jones ESE Dash: Jared Zimbardi, Yan Bilodeau, Ryan Turner, Jeff Cook, Jake Brown, Matt Tanner

 

Marion County Fair Blue Ribbon Knoxville winners Dollansky, Beaver & Logan

Saturday, July 16, 2016
By Bob Wilson

KNOXVILLE, IOWA – Craig Dollansky led the 20-lap distance in sweeping the feature event during the annual Marion County Fair at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night. Joe Beaver found his way to victory lane in the 360 division and Ricky Logan took the 305 feature during HyVee Night at this central Iowa racing facility.
A red flag flew immediately at the beginning of the 410 feature. Dakota Hendrickson became crossed up in turn one forcing Scott Bogucki to strike the turn one fence and end up upside down. Hendrickson and Bogucki were unable to restart.
When the race resumed with a complete restart, Dollansky took charge with Brooke Tatnell in tow. They ran like that through the first seven laps with Dollansky hitting lap traffic before a yellow flew for Jeff Swindell who spun on the bottom of turn two. Dollansky resumed his point position on the restart and at the half-way point he had forged a 100-yard lead.
The big battle behind him and Tatnell was a dandy with RJ Johnson and Davey Heskin. That skirmish would settle itself on lap thirteen when Heskin moved on by. That same lap also saw Dollansky enter lap traffic as the top five runners following him were Tatnell, Heskin, Johnson and Austin McCarl.
With five laps to go Dollansky continued in lap traffic but had driven to a full front chute margin over Tatnell. At the checkered flags Dollanksy picked up is 16th career feature win at this historic track and was $5,000 richer. Tatnell, Heskin, Johnson and McCarl held their spots to complete the top five.
Joe Beaver, who started in the second row of the 360 feature had lady fortune smile upon him as pole sitter Clint Garner dropped from the event and left the door wide open for the Beaver machine to pass right through it. Pole sitter Garner had taken off in a flash when the green flag started the 18-lap feature event. On lap two in turn three Garner’s car suddenly slowed and he tried valiantly to bring it to the pits but a yellow ensued none the less for the John Hall machine which had stopped in turn two up against the fence. He and Garner were unable to restart.
Beaver then restarted in the lead and held that spot throughout the rest of the event. At lap nine and the mid-way point he had headed into lap traffic with Matt Moro, Jamie Ball and Tony Shilling following. He then began pulling away as Moro nearly tagged the wall on lap 14. That enabled Ball to come within striking distance of the Moro machine and one lap later Ball had that runner-up spot.
In the end it was Beaver picking up his 7th career win at this half-mile oval with Ball, Moro, Shilling and Ryan Giles chasing to the finish line.
Ricky Logan utilized his pole position start to lead the 15-lap distance in the 305 feature event. Only one yellow slowed the Little Rock, Arkansas native as he became the 6th driver in race track history to win a feature in all three (410,360, 305) divisions. Trailing at the finish were Devin Kline, Christian Bowman, Corey Kautz and McKenna Haase.
Also on the race card for the night were the DTRA (Dirt Truck Racing Association) dirt trucks. Tony Moro proved to be too much for the field as he led from start to finish in that 12-lap event and claimied his 6th career dirt truck win here. Completing the top five finishers were Brad Comegys, Anthony Moro, Pat Gordin and Larry Webb.
Of note on this evening was the Moro family of Des Moines. For the first time in this track’s history three generations were racing at this facility on the same night. Tony Moro (grandfather racing dirt trucks), Matt Moro (son in 410 & 360 sprints) and Anthony Moro (grandson also in dirt trucks) took competitive laps in racing during the night.

410 RESULTS

Time Trial 1, 1. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aus (9), 15.475; 2. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (19), 15.615; 3. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (12), 15.64; 4. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (17), 15.668; 5. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (13), 15.734; 6. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (6), 15.749; 7. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (20), 15.827; 8. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (5), 15.83; 9. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (16), 15.86; 10. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (4), 15.866; 11. 7W, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Au (7), 15.981; 12. 3, Billy Alley, Bennet, NE (11), 16.003; 13. 26, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA (10), 16.044; 14. 5H, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (2), 16.076; 15. 23, Jimmy Light, West Springfield, PA (1), 16.121; 16. 10, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (22), 16.167; 17. 47, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (21), 16.229; 18. 4X, Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH (15), 16.271; 19. 17, Shane Quam, Burlington, IA (18), 16.446; 20. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (23), 16.473; 21. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (8), 16.485; 22. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (3), 17.183; 23. 7, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (14), No Time;
Heat 1, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Dakota Hendrickson (1); 2. Willie Croft (2); 3. Davey Heskin (4); 4. Brooke Tatnell (6); 5. Josh Schneiderman (3); 6. AJ Moeller (5); 7. Shane Quam (7); 8. Bronson Maeschen (8);
Heat 2, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. RJ Johnson (4); 2. Jeff Swindell (1); 3. Cory Eliason (2); 4. Scott Bogucki (3); 5. Austin McCarl (5); 6. Matt Moro (6); 7. Kevin Hetrick (7);
Heat 3, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Billy Alley (3); 2. Craig Dollansky (6); 3. Chris Martin (4); 4. Danny Smith (1); 5. Jimmy Light (2); 6. Bob Weuve (5); 7. Bobby Mincer (7);
A Feature 1, 20 Laps, No Time: 1. Craig Dollansky (1); 2. Brooke Tatnell (2); 3. Davey Heskin (4); 4. RJ Johnson (3); 5. Austin McCarl (7); 6. Billy Alley (6); 7. Cory Eliason (15); 8. Matt Moro (5); 9. Josh Schneiderman (16); 10. Chris Martin (8); 11. Willie Croft (11); 12. AJ Moeller (9); 13. Bob Weuve (12); 14. Bobby Mincer (21); 15. Shane Quam (19); 16. Jimmy Light (18); 17. Jeff Swindell (14); 18. Danny Smith (17); 19. Kevin Hetrick (20); 20. Bronson Maeschen (22); 21. Dakota Hendrickson (10); 22. Scott Bogucki (13); Lap Leader: Dollansky 1-20.

360 RESULTS

Time Trial 1, 1. 9, Ryan Giles, West Des Moines, IA (17), 16.13; 2. 10, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (5), 16.166; 3. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (15), 16.267; 4. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (1), 16.271; 5. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (6), 16.293; 6. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (7), 16.327; 7. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (4), 16.344; 8. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (19), 16.525; 9. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (11), 16.55; 10. 7H, John Hall, Marion, IA (20), 16.696; 11. 1B, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (12), 16.716; 12. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (13), 16.759; 13. 77, John Klabunde, Fort Calhoun, NE (23), 16.77; 14. 24, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (9), 16.772; 15. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (22), 16.815; 16. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (3), 16.821; 17. 33V, Mike Van Haaften, Otley, IA (14), 16.848; 18. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (21), 16.893; 19. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (8), 16.96; 20. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (18), 17.011; 21. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (2), 17.328; 22. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (16), 17.535; 23. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (10), 17.913;
Heat 1, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Ryan Giles (6); 2. Matt Moro (4); 3. John Hall (3); 4. John Klabunde (2); 5. Tom Lenz (7); 6. Cody Wehrle (8); 7. Cody Ledger (1); 8. Nate Van Haaften (5);
Heat 2, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Tony Shilling (4); 2. Josh Higday (2); 3. Jamie Ball (5); 4. Mike Van Haaften (1); 5. John Anderson (8); 6. Jake Bubak (3); 7. Calvin Landis (6); 8. Stacey Alexander (7);
Heat 3, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Tyler Groenendyk (2); 2. Joe Beaver (6); 3. Sawyer Phillips (4); 4. Clint Garner (5); 5. Alan Zoutte (1); 6. Ricky Montgomery (3); 7. Rob Weuve (7);
A Feature 1, 18 Laps, No Time: 1. Joe Beaver (3); 2. Jamie Ball (2); 3. Matt Moro (5); 4. Tony Shilling (6); 5. Ryan Giles (4); 6. Sawyer Phillips (7); 7. Ricky Montgomery (10); 8. Mike Van Haaften (14); 9. Tyler Groenendyk (13); 10. Calvin Landis (19); 11. Alan Zoutte (15); 12. Tom Lenz (16); 13. Cody Wehrle (17); 14. John Klabunde (11); 15. Rob Weuve (23); 16. Stacey Alexander (22); 17. John Anderson (18); 18. John Hall (8); 19. Clint Garner (1); Lap Leaders: Garner 1; Beaver 2-18.

305 RESULTS

Time Trial 1, 1. 5J, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (6), 17.071; 2. 66, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (2), 17.286; 3. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (17), 17.408; 4. 5, Ricky Logan, Little Rock, AR (13), 17.463; 5. O, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (8), 17.476; 6. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (11), 17.535; 7. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (1), 17.6; 8. 51, Corey Kautz, Urbandale, IA (5), 17.604; 9. O2S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (10), 17.664; 10. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (12), 17.674; 11. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Omaha, NE (9), 17.675; 12. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (3), 17.834; 13. 36, Christopher Scank, Cedar Rapids, IA (15), 17.897; 14. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (14), 17.941; 15. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (7), 18.044; 16. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (16), 18.358; 17. 8J, AJ Johnson, Oskaloosa, IA (4), No Time;
Heat 1, 6 Laps, No Time: 1. Josh Jones (2); 2. Matthew Stelzer (1); 3. Devin Kline (6); 4. Mike Mayberry (4); 5. Christian Bowman (5); 6. Jeff Wilke (8); 7. Brad Comegys (3); 8. Christopher Scank (7); 9. AJ Johnson (9);
Heat 2, 6 Laps, No Time: 1. Chris Walraven (2); 2. Ricky Logan (5); 3. Mitchell Alexander (1); 4. McKenna Haase (4); 5. Rager Phillips (6); 6. Corey Kautz (3); 7. Joe Simbro (7); 8. Dan Henning (8);
A Feature 1, 15 Laps, No Time: 1. Ricky Logan (1); 2. Devin Kline (4); 3. Christian Bowman (2); 4. Corey Kautz (7); 5. McKenna Haase (6); 6. Chris Walraven (9); 7. Mike Mayberry (5); 8. Josh Jones (8); 9. Matthew Stelzer (10); 10. Jeff Wilke (12); 11. Joe Simbro (15); 12. Mitchell Alexander (11); 13. Brad Comegys (13); 14. Dan Henning (16); 15. Christopher Scank (14); 16. AJ Johnson (17); Lap Leader: Logan 1-15.

Dirt Trucks RESULTS

Heat 1, 5 Laps, No Time: 1. Tony Moro (1); 2. Andrew Clark (3); 3. Bryan Spangler (2); 4. Larry Webb (5); 5. Lou Sipolt (4);
Heat 2, 5 Laps, No Time: 1. Brad Comegys (3); 2. Anthony Moro (2); 3. Del Enos (1); 4. Pat Gordin (5); 5. Rick Clark (4);
A Feature 1, 12 Laps, No Time: 1. Tony Moro (1); 2. Brad Comegys (6); 3. Anthony Moro (4); 4. Pat Gordin (8); 5. Larry Webb (7); 6. Lou Sipolt (9); 7. Andrew Clark (5); 8. Bryan Spangler (3); 9. Del Enos (2); 10. Rick Clark (10); Lap Leader: T. Moro 1-12.

 

 

Grant Grabs WAR win at I-35

Winston, MO (July 16, 2016)-Making his first career Boss Chassis WAR Series start, Justin Grant picked up the win on Saturday night at I-35 Speedway with a last turn, last lap pass of Clinton Boyles that had the I-35 Speedway crowd on its feet. Polesitter Boyles assumed control early as he was chased by second-starting Ryan Kitchen, Korey Weyant, and Chris Parkinson. Boyles was running the low line to perfection as he slowly increased his lead, but the action behind him was intense as Parkinson and Weyant had a great battle for a number of laps for the third spot. Grant, who started sixth, fell back early, but after a few laps, he was on the move. With most drivers running the bottom to middle groove, Grant put his elbows up and moved to the high side and started picking cars off at a fairly rapid pace. As drivers continued to bounce off of one another looking for precious real estate on the low side, Grant continued to attack the high side and worked his way past Mitchell Moore and into the top five. He was able to work his way past Parkinson, Weyant, and Kitchen and into second with about five laps to go. Boyles had been working his way past lapped cars to give himself a comfortable lead and looked poised for his third Boss Chassis WAR Series win of 2016, but bad luck would strike for the rookie driver on lap twenty two as Kitchen, who was running well inside the top five was hit by another car and spun to a stop in between turns one and two. This was the break that Grant needed as he would now have a shot at Boyles. With two lapped cars in between himself and Boyles, Grant quickly hit the high side and worked his way past them in turns one and two. Grant got a good run on the top and moved quickly in on Boyles. The pair put on a great show over the last couple of laps. Grant, put a slidejob on Boyles on lap twenty three, and assumed control down the backstretch. Grant then moved to the bottom in three and four and Boyles got a great run as the two made contact. Boyles would move by on the bottom of four and would lead as the pair took, the white flag. Grant was getting a great run off the top of one and two and made up ground on Boyles as the pair went down the backstretch. As Boyles went low, Grant went high in turns three and four and the crowd came to its feet. Grant got another great run on the top side and picked up the win in his DKM Motorsports Maxim with Stanton-Mopar power. Boyles was a strong second in the Jesse Hockett Racing/Lucas Oil Maxim with RMS power. Weyant would come home third in his Mahan's Fiberglass/Ealey Transportation Eagle powered by Automotive Machine power. Parkinson was a strong fourth in his Country Kid's Daycare/54th Street Grill and Bar DRC with Kevin's Liberty Machine power. Moore would round out the top five in his Kelly Potter owned Moore Power XXX. Layne Himebaugh was sixth as he was followed by Kenny Potter. Glen Saville, Steve Thomas, and Warren Johnson rounded out the top ten. In heat race action, TJ Muths, who is currently fourth in WAR points, was contacted by another competitor and sent into a wild series of flips in turn three that would see the Sedalia, MO driver damage part of the pit fencing. Muths, fortunately, was able to climb from his damaged racer, but would see his night come to a disappointing end. The Boss Chassis WAR Series will return to I-35 Speedway on Saturday July 30 for another night of close side-by-side racing.

WAR results from I-35 Speedway July 16, 2016 18 cars

Hinchman Racewear 1st Heat- 8 laps 1. 21-Ryan Kitchen, Lincoln, NE (2); 2. 99-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (4); 3. 75K-Justin Grant, Ione, CA (5); 4. 20-Steve Thomas, Rantoul, IL (1); 5. Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, MO (5); 6. 42-Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS (3) Wilwood Disc Brakes Second Heat- 8 laps 1. 51-Mitchell Moore, Edgerton, KS (1); 2. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (3); 3. 24L-Layne Himebaugh, Collinsville, OK (2); 4. 82-Vinny Ward, Warrenton, MO (4); 5. 8K-Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (5); 6. 3D-Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (DNS) Bell Helmets 3rd Heat- 8 laps 1. 77-Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO (3); 2. 24C-Craig Carroll, Collinsville, OK (1); 3. 75-Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW (2); 4. 09-Andrew Genkinger, Moulton, IA (5); 5. 65M-TJ Muths, Sedalia, MO (6)-DNF; 6. 7L-Lee Lengel, Blue Springs, MO (4)-DNF A-Main-25 laps 1. 75K-Justin Grant (6); 2. 77-Clinton Boyles (1); 3. 99-Korey Weyant (3); 4. 65-Chris Parkinson (5); 5. 51-Mitchell Moore (4); 6. 24L-Layne Himebaugh (8); 7. 55-Mitchell Moore (12); 8. 75-Glen Saville (9); 9. 20-Steve Thomas (14); 10. 42-Warren Johnson (15); 11. 24C-Craig Carroll (7); 12. 21-Ryan Kitchen (2); 13. 8K-Katlynn Leer (13); 14. 09-Andrew Genkinger (10); 15. 82-Vinny Ward (11); 16. 3D-Rob Kubli (16)-DNF; 17. 65M-TJ Muths (DNS); 18. 7L-Lee Lengel (DNS)

 

 

Davis claims second Sprint Car A main at Manitowoc Speedway

Reinwald, Rothmund, Cullen, Fletcher, Klumb earn main event wins

By Jeff Pederson
Pedal Down Promotions

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) July 15, 2016 – It probably felt a little like déjà vu for Kurt Davis’ fellow competitors in the Midwest Sprint Car Association ranks Friday, July 15, as the veteran West Allis driver started on the pole and raced to his second consecutive 25-lap A main victory in Eastern Wisconsin Stock Car competition at the Manitowoc Speedway Friday, July 15.

During the last MSA appearance at Manitowoc on June 24, Davis started on the pole and led every lap en route to a commanding victory. This time it wasn’t quite as by the book for Davis, as he dropped back to third place at the start, before rallying to post his third MSA A main victory of the season and MSA record 51s main event victory of his career.

In the Modified division, Russ Reinwald of Iron Ridge pulled off a late pass to post the victory in the 20-lap A main. Sport Mod rookie John Rothmund of Manitowoc fended off several challengers to record his second A main victory of the season. Jesse James Cullen of Chilton used a late-race charge to earn his initial victory of the 2016 campaign in the Grand National division. Tony Fletcher of Greenleaf notched an impressive flag-to-flag victory in the Sport Four division and Dennis Klumb of Adell notched the victory in the Winged Super Modified A main.

Davis started on the pole with fellow veteran open wheel racer Al Schlafer of
Sussex to his outside at the start of the 25-lap Sprint Car A main.
Outside second row starter Tim Haddy of Waupun was the story in the early going as he bolted around both Davis and Schlafer on the opening lap to take the lead on the opening lap. While Davis found himself back in third place, Haddy began to pull away from field.

On lap 4, Derek Siegel spun in turn four to bring out the first caution of the race. Following the restart, Davis began to make his move back to the front. After seizing second place, Davis set his sights on Haddy, who was beginning to work through lapped traffic on lap 9.

On lap 12, Davis pulled off a slide job in heavy lapped traffic to take the lead from Haddy. Meanwhile, fifth starter Brandon McMullen of Plymouth slid past third starter Danny Schlafer of Sussex to take over the third position.

Two laps later, Haddy had reeled Davis back in and appeared to have a shot at regaining the lead entering turn one on lap 21. However, Haddy got caught behind the lapped car of Emily Portschy of Plymouth, which cut off all the momentum he had built up.

On lap 23, Josh Teunissen of Waldo brought out the caution flag, following a spin in turn two to set up a green-white-checked flag finish.

On the single-file restart, Haddy attempted to dive under Davis in turn one. However, Davis powered around Haddy using the preferred high groove on the smooth and racy track surface.

Davis went on to post the victory, followed by Haddy in second, Danny Schlafer in third, McMullen in fourth and 11th starter Wayne Modjeski of Oak Creek rounding out the top five.

The 20-lap Modified A main was hotly contested, as positions were swapped throughout field for the duration of the event with three and four-wide racing for position an oft-viewed sight.

Third starter Troy Jerovetz of Green Bay outdueled front row starters Rob
Charapata of Oconto and Josh Lambert of Casco to take the lead on the opening
lap. Charapata settled into second place for the time being before Lambert seized the position on lap 3.

Jerovetz continued to set a blistering pace out front in the early going, as Kyle Kudick of Two Rivers, who started sixth, raced himself into the top five on lap 8. Kudick was applying heavy pressure to Lambert when the lone caution flag of the race appeared for the stalled car of Randy Markwardt Jr. of Sheboygan Falls on lap
12.

Kudick worked the bottom of the track to nearly seize the lead from Jerovetz on lap 14. However, a slight bobble allowed Russ Reinwald, who started eighth, to slip past Kudick later before setting his sights on the top spot.

On lap 15, Jerovetz jumped the cushion in turn one on lap 15, which dropped him back to fifth and allowed Reinwald to assume command of the race. Once out front, Reinwald was never headed on the way to the impressive victory.

Kudick finished second, Lambert wound up third, Jerovetz hung on to place fourth and R.M. Van Pay of Denmark finished fifth, after starting seventh.

In the Sport Mod division, rookie John Rothmund of Manitowoc continued to impress as he led all 20 laps from his outside front row starting spot to post his second A main victory of the 2016 season.

As Rothmund held the point, an epic battle was being waged for positions inside the top five among fifth starter Hunter Parsons of Green Bay, Sheboygan’s Travis Arenz, who started eighth, and 10th starter Jason Jach of Shawano, who nearly rode the high groove to the victory.

Jach worked his way into third on lap 8 and seized second from Parsons, after a long side-by-side battle, on lap 12. Jach kept digging along the high line in the closing laps to put himself into position to mount a challenge on the final lap.

However, as Jach tried to sweep past on the outside, his car spun in turn four on the last lap, allowing Rothmund to post the victory in the caution-free race. Brian Bruechert of Kewaunee mounted a huge charge in the final five laps to post a
runner-up showing after starting seventh. Parsons was third, Cody Schroeder of
Manitowoc came from ninth to finish fourth and Arenz placed fifth.

The 20-lap Grand National A main feature three different leaders and a first-time winner. Outside front row starter Jonathan Otte of Cedar Grove paced the first 10 laps of the race, despite enduring heavy pressure from Steven Wirtz and three caution flags during the first seven laps.

On lap 8, Brad Lubach of Kiel moved in from his seventh starting spot to assume the runner-up spot. Three laps later, Lubach used a high-low crossover move to work his way past Otte, with Cullen following in his tire tracks. Over the next seven laps, the low riding Cullen gradually reeled in the cushion-pounding Lubach before executing the winning pass in turn three on lap 18.

Lubach trailed Cullen to the finish line in second, 10th starter Steven Weber of Plymouth finished third, Wirtz was fourth and Greg Haese of Manitowoc charged up from his 14th starting spot to place fifth.

In the Sport Four main event, outside front row starter Tony Fletcher of Greenleaf held off fifth-starter Shaun Bangart of Chilton to post the A main victory in flag- to-flag fashion.

Bangart placed second, fourth starter Mitch Meier of Chilton was third, Mike Meier of Chilton, who starter third, wound up fourth and polesitter Alvin TeStroete of Hilbert ended up fifth.

Dennis Klumb of Adell won the A main event for the visiting Winged Super Modifieds. He was followed to the line by Bob Brion of Plymouth in second, Keith Anderson of Sheboygan in third and Roy Stern of Hustisford fourth.

Walker Bergene of Whitelaw, who competed in the Sport 4 race, had the only
Thunder Truck on hand

The race program, which drew a total of 93 cars in six divisions, was presented by
Lakeside Foods, with Coors Light presenting the hard charger awards in each
division. Rick’s Auto Doctors also contributed to a coin and candy drop for kids 11 and under.

The EWSC races next Friday, July 15 will feature Back to School night with school supplies for kids with racing in the Late Model, Grand National, Street Stock, Sport Mod, Thunder Truck and Sport Four divisions. Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. with racing to begin at 7 p.m.

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SPRINT CAR A Main Finish: 1. Kurt Davis, 2. Tim Haddy, 3. Danny Schlafer,
4. Brandon McMullen, 5. Wayne Modjeski, 6. Paul Pokorski, 7. Lance Fassbender,
8. Doug Wondra, 9. Justin Miller, 10. Anthony Knierum, 11, Kenjay Fiedler, 12. Doug Pietz, 13. Tony Wondra, 14. Al Schlafer, 15. Tyler Brabant, 16. Will Gerrits,
17. Chris Clayton, 18., Dick Kaiser, 19. Josh Teunissen, 20. Derek Siegel, 21. Emily Portschy.

SPRINT CAR Heat Race winners: 1. Anthony Knierum, 2. Brandon McMullen,
3. Tim Haddy

MODIFIED A Main Finish: 1. Russ Reinwald, 2. Kyle Kudick, 3, Josh Lambert,
4. Troy Jerovetz, 5. R.M. Van Pay, 6. Eric Scribner, 7. Mark Joski, 8. Rob Charapata, 9. Jamie Schmidt, 10. Jeff Bodendorfer Jr., 11. Matt Jackson, 12. Cole Petit, 13. Matt Theys, 14. Randy Markwardt Jr., 15. J.J. Tuyls.
MODIFIED Heat Race Winners: 1. Rob Charapata, 2. Randy Markwardt Jr., 3. Hunter Parsons.

SPORT MOD A Main Finish: 1. John Rothumnd, 2. Josh Lambert, 3, Hunter Parsons, 4. Cody Schroeder, 5. Travis Arenz, 6. Wyatt Block, 7. Sawyer Haese, 8. Wayne Haines, 9. Race Van Pay, 10. Kyle Raddant, 11., Doug Maurer, 12. Justin Green, 13, Jayden Schmidt, 14. Phil Mott, 15. Justin Bauer, 16. Jason Jach, 17. Andrew Meyerhofer, 18. Gabe Zellner, 19. Joel Seegert. 20. Jerry Duggan.

SPORT MOD B Main Winner: Race Van Pay

SPORT MOD Heat Race Winners: 1. Jayden Schmidt. 2. Wyatt Block, 3. Hunter
Parsons.

GRAND NATIONAL A Main Finish: 1. Jesse James Cullen, 2. Brad Lubach, 3. Steven Weber, 4. Steven Wirtz, 5. Greg Haese, 6. Kodiak Wirtz, 7. Jonathan Otte,
8, Donny Kulow, 9. Tim Simon, 10. Kevin Lubach, 11. Josh Pierce, 12. Brad
Juckem, 13. David Gauger, 14. Matt Berlin, 15. Ryan Minster, 16. Justin Erickson,
17. Chris Gilson, 18. Jeffery Krizan.

GRAND NATIONAL Heat Race Winners: 1. Jonathan Otte. 2. Brad Juckem, 3. Steve Weber.

SPORT FOUR A Main Finish: 1. Tony Fletcher, 2. Shaun Bangart, 3. Mitch Meier, 4. Mike Meier, 5. Alvin TeStroete, 6. Matt DeWilde, 7. Corey Suttner, 8. Shawn Smith, 9. Jason Dondlinger.

SPORT FOUR Heat Race Winner: 1. Tony Fletcher THUNDER TRUCK A Main Finish: 1. Walker Bergene. THUNDER TRUCK Heat Race Winner: 1. Walker Bergene.
WINGED SUPER MODIFIED A Main Finish: 1. Dennis Klumb, 2. Bob Brion,
3. Keith Anderson. 4. Roy Stern.
WINGED SUPER MODIFIED Heat Race Winner: 1. Bob Brion

 

 

Sodeman Celebrates Father's Birthday with Another Win; Holden, Priest, Byler, Marcucci, Fulton, and Jones also Prevail

(Mercer, PA July 16, 2016): Jack Sodeman, Jr. gave his father a wonderful birthday present, winning again at Mercer Raceway Park and getting his second victory of the weekend. "To be able to double up on his birthday, that's pretty cool," Sodeman said. But perhaps even better was the substantial boostthat he got towards that track championship. On Mid-Season Championship Night double points were awarded, so when second place driver Brandon Matus retired early, Sodeman got the edge in the 4 Your Car Connection standings. Indeed, Matus' misfortune, coupled with a third place run, moved A.J. Flick into second in the rankings.

Also taking checkers were Jimmy Holden (Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds), Andy Priest (Bonnell's Rod Shops Outlaw Sprint Warriors), Russ Byler (Precise Racing Products Open Stocks), MarkMarcucci (Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites), Tyler Fulton (Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks), and Roman Jones (Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints).

Sodeman had the pole for the 4 Your Car Connection main event. While he was able to open up a lead, Brandon Spithaler marched toward the front. Once Spithaler gained teh second position, he seemed to find a little more power in his mount. However, every time Spithaler made a charge on Sodeman, it seemed as though there was a lapped car in his way.

Spithaler was persistent, though, and when a lapped car took his line away in turn one, he dove to the inside. Spithaler did manage to get his nose out front momentarily, but Sodeman stayed on the cushion and pulled ahead. "I saw him, I figured he was actually going to try to give me a slide job and it was a little too slick there and that's when i definitely knew that he was close," Sodeman noted. Sodeman continued to lead, but Spithaler remained close all the way to the checkers. "I knew that I had to run those last couple of laps pretty hard after I I saw him." Sodeman explained, "I was just trying to hit my marks."

A.J. Flick inherited the third position when Brandon Matus lost power a few laps from the finish. Scott Priester applied the pressure to him over the final few rounds, but Flick had the better of it. Gale Ruth Jr. debuited a new car, and brought it home in fifth.

Jordan Ryan, John Garvin, Brent Matus, Davey Jones, and Alex Paden had the next five rungs covered.

Dennis Wagner had a top five run come to a disappointing end when he flipped his 360 Sprint in turn two. He was unhurt.

Jimmy Morris and Flick were the winners of the evenings heat races.

Jimmy Holden had a comfortable lead in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modified feature wiped away when the only caution was displayed with just four laps remaining. That put Kyle Fink on his flank, but Holden had the advantage on the restart. "It was really a question of what line I wanted to pick there," Holden said. "I moved to the bottom while we were racing, but then, I thought the top might be good, too." Holden explained why he opted for the bottom. "It's all about the restart timing itself, you can get a little bit of a jump and what you can do is crowd the guy underneath of him and you pretty much own the line going into one and two."

Although Holden did exactly that, he still felt that Fink could have driven by. "If he had been a little further up, he could have sealed the deal." Nonetheless, Fink did make strong bids for the lead in turns one and two for each of the next two laps. But Holden had the short way around the track figured out this night.

Meanwhile, Lonny Riggs was lurking in the shadows of Holden and Fink. He saw the opportunity to dive to the inside of Fink in the last turn on the last lap, and he won the drag race to the finish line for second.

Tommy Kristyak and Sid Unverzagt, Jr. held forth and fifth. Frank Guidace, Jeff Schaffer, Sr., Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Erik Martin, and Kyle Holden were the enxt finishers.

Riggs and Holden were best in their respective qualifiers.

Points leader Andy Priest took maximum advantage of his pole starting spot, going wire to wire in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. Jimmy Seger was closing in on Priest with about seven laps to go, but Priest go to the lapped cars first, and he used them as a pick to gain some extra distance over his challenger. "I was trying to watch them when I was catching them," Priest said of the slower cars. His timing was perfect on each occasion.

Seger did run second until the final turn of the final lap, when he detonated a motor, He limped across the line in third. Beating him to the wire was Mike Marano, II. Gregg McCandless and Jacob Gomola followed Seger across the finish line.

Last week's winner, Greg Dobrosky, was sixth. Tyler Denochik made his first start of the season pay off with seventh. Darin Gallagher, Mike Miller, and George Englert completed the top ten.

The heat victories went to Seger and Priest.

Russ Byler raced to the win in the Precise Racing Products Open STock Car feature event. He methodically worked his way to the front, and then he passed Shawn Smith for the lead on lap 13. Three laps later, while running second, Smith took an excursion through the infield at turn four, That handed second over to William Hurrelbrink, who maintained it to the checkers. Smith did recover for third and Ryan Moyer held down the fourth spot. Jamie Sharba was fifth. Andy Thompson, Terry Young, Pat Fielding, Bobby Heim, and Curt Bish rounded out the top ten. Byler and Sharba took the preliminaries.

Mark Marcucci passed Doug Jones three laps into the contest for the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites. Brandon Shaw, Kurt Eckstrom, and Shane Pfeuffer battled to the wire for third through fifth. Shane Webb, Keith Smith, Kenny Meadows, Chris Robinson, and Jason Johnson completed the top ten. The heat winners were Marcucci and Pfeuffer.

Isaac Paden jumped out to the early lead in the Mini Stock feature presented by Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles. But, it was Tyler Fulton who surged ahead on lap four, and he took it the rest of the way for the win. The second place car was Darrell Lawson, with Shane Shook, Kenny Lawson, and Tim Callahan rounding out the top five. The next five finishers were Paden, Pete Blazak, David Siebert, Mark Akins, and Alan Perry. The heat winners were Fulton and Paden.

In the Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints, Roman Jones made a last lap pass on his pal, Jordan Simmons. Ayden Cipriano raced home in third, with Sammy Darby getting fourth. Chase Metheny was fifth and Austin Cavanaugh in sixth. Jones also doubled up with a heat win.

Next week will be a Saturday Night Live! racing program, with bicycle races for the children. The bicycle races are presented by Approved Toilet Rentals and Ray's Racing Collectibles. Remember, that all children must have their helmets.

4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprint Cars: Jack Sodeman, Jr., Brandon Spithaler, A.J. Flick, Scott Priester, Gale Ruth Jr., Jordan Ryan, John Garvin, Brent Matus, Davey Jones, Alex Paden, Dennis Wagner, Landon, LaLonde, Geoge Hobaugh, Jr., Gale Ruth, Sr., Brandon Matus, Miachael Bauer, Jimmy Morris, Brian Saulsbery, Adam Kekich.

Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds: Jimmy Holden, Lonny Riggs, Kyle Fink, Tommy Kristyak, Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Frank Guidace, Jeff Schaffer, Sr., Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Erik Martin, Kyle Holden, Ryan Kemery, Kevin Green, Jason Sines, Richard Whitney, Kevin Hoffman, Jimmy Parenti, Jr.

Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors: Andy Priest, Mike Marano, II, Jimmy Seger, Gregg McCandless, Jacob Gomola, Greg Dobrosky, Tyler Denochik, Darin Gallagher, Mike Miller, George Englert, Eric L. Williams, Rod Jones, Harold Braden, Jr.

Precise Racing Products Open Stocks: Russ Byler, William Hurrelbrink, Shawn Smith, Ryan Moyer, Jamie Sharba, Andy Thompson, Terry Young, Pat Fielding, Bobby Heim, Curt Bish, Gary Robinson, Terry Wheeler, Troy Norman, Mike Hudzik, Steve Allison, Dan Fedorchieck, Brad Schaffer, Scott Byers, Rick Chess.

Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites: Mark Marcucci, Doug Jones, Brandon Shaw, Kurt Eckstrom, Shane Pfeuffer, Shane Webb, Keith Smith, Kenny Meadows, Chris Robinson, Jason Johnson, Josh Christopher, Bill Stivason, Vivian Jones, Dusty Frantz, Joey Sisk, Kacy Campbell (DQ).

Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks: Tyler Fulton, Darrell Lawson, Shane Shook, Kenny Lawson, Tim Callahan, Isaac Paden, Pete Blazak, David Siebert, Mark Akins, Alan Perry, Gary Stanke, Karlee Longwell, Summer Pitts, Josh Rathbun, William Haylett, Matthew Rubright, Jacob Rice, Randall Blinn (DNS), Ed Haylett (DNS).

Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints: Roman Jones, Jordan Simmons, Ayden Cipriano, Sammy Darby, Chase Metheny, Austin Cavanaugh.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT (UNOFFICIAL)

 FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA SPONSOR NIGHT PRESENTED BY STRICKLAND'S GMC TOTAL ENTRIES - 139

 KOOL KIDZ-CORR/PAK 360 SPRINT CARS (21 entries)

A-FEATURE (20 laps - NT) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (2) 2. 67c Steve Collins (6) 3. 0 Glenn Styres (3) 4. 80 Chris Steele (12) 5. 97 Cory Turner (5) 6. 10 Mitch Brown (1) 7. 5d Dave Dykstra (7) 8. 17x Dain Naida (20) 9. 1-10 Jake Brown (8) 10. 6 Curtis Gartly (9) 11. 38 Tyler Hendricks (14) 12. 81 Derek Jonathan (4) 13. 14h Jim Huppunen (11) 14. 91 Ryan Turner (15) 15. 9 Steve Lyons (10) 16. 9nz Havard Daniels (19) 17. 2 Lee Winger (18) 18. 27z Stan Zanchin (16) 19. 0c Cole MacDonald (21) 20. DNF 67 Chris Durand (17) 21. DNF 11 Jamie Turner (13) A-Feature Lap Leaders - Dylan Westbrook (1-20) Hard Charger - Dain Naida (+12)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - NT) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford ON (1), 2. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre ON (2), 3. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford ON (3), 4. 80 Chris Steele, St. Catharines ON (4), 5. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre ON (6), 6. 27z Stan Zanchin, Fort Erie ON (5), 7. DNF 9nz Havard Daniels, Auckland NZ (7)

INSTA-INSULATION HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - NT) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 67c Steve Collins, Belfast NY (4), 2. 5d Dave Dykstra, Port Colborne ON (1), 3. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle ON (2), 4. 81 Derek Jonathan, Lewiston NY (7), 5. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Chatham ON (6), 6. 67 Chris Durand, Port Stanley ON (5), 7. 0c Cole MacDonald, Waterdown ON (3)

STRICKLAND’S GMC HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - 1:56.986) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford ON (3), 2. 0 Glenn Styres, Ohsweken ON (2), 3. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Scotland ON (6), 4. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre ON (1), 5. 14h Jim Huppunen, Welland ON (7), 6. 2 Lee Winger, Caledonia ON (5), 7. 17x Dain Naida, Tecumseh MI (4)

ACKLAND INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($150 - Most heat race passing points): Steve Collins

 

 

Steve Poirier Late Race Pass of Jason Barney Wins Lucas Oil ESS Thriller at Albany-Saratoga.

ESS Career win #59 Ties him With Mike Woodring

MALTA, NY – Steve Poirier made two statements Friday night during the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint event at Albany-Saratoga. First he made late race passes on both Chuck Hebing and then leader Jason Barney to win his sixth A-Main of the season. Second, it marked ESS career win #59 which ties him with Mike Woodring atop the all-time win list.

The 25 lap Mach 1 Chassis A-Main all came down to a restart on lap 17. Barney was in the lead and chose the inside lane with Hebing alongside and Poirier starting in third.

“Jason started the last restart and it was perfect for me.” Poirier mentioned on the restart that changed the outcome of the event. “I was able to get a good start and get by Cobra (Hebing), and get to the outside in turns one and two. That helped me get a good lane and try to make a pass on Jason.”

As the two came down for lap 22, Poirier dove under Barney going into three and slid up beside him. “I made that move to see if I car could stick in the middle.” Poirier continued. “The next lap I had such a good run I knew I could slide him going into three. It’s always tricky to do cause you don’t want your car to get into their left front but I knew I had enough momentum.”

The move indeed did work to perfection with Poirier then opening up a small lead in the final two circuits to get the win over Barney and Hebing.

As mentioned earlier, the victory did set a new chapter in ESS history. For the Quebec native, win #59 times him with Woodring, an ESS Hall of Famer. Even though Poirier has been with ESS since 2006 and never raced against Woodring, he is a man of history.

“This means a lot. I can remember when ESS came to Quebec I always watched Mike, he always started in the back but he always would win. I really didn’t follow sprint cars much but I definitely enjoyed watching him race.” Steve went on. “It also means a lot to win and get #59 the way I did, to win over Jason and Cobra who are the best here is something special.

The victory netted Poirier over $1,800 but also closed him to Barney who leads both the overall Lucas Oil Championship Standings and also the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour standings which was offered on this night.

Barney took home another second place finish, which is always a feat in itself, but he felt he left something on the table. “Yea, I think I gave it away. Don’t get me wrong, Steve earned it in every way. But, I just don’t think I made the right moves on those last few laps.” He went on. “I felt like I had to try to go early on that last restart to get to where I wanted to be on the race track. But, as it turned out, it wasn’t the right choice.”

For Barney, who does have three wins to his credit so far this season, it was another top five and another finish that keeps him in the overall point lead.

“We have had an exceptional year, we still have some work to do to get the results Steve has but I think we are equal as teams, we just need to get better or more consistent.” Barney quipped. “We have three wins with three different car and motors, so that makes you realize we are doing the right thing. We just need that little extra.”

Hebing took third and while he thought he was as fast as the front two, that lap 17 restart set his fate as well. “Jason did what he needed to do, he went quick on that start to keep his lead but it doomed me. I was caught sleeping and Steve got by me.” Hebing noted and kept it simple. “Hey, it’s just one of those deals and there always the next race.

Danny Varin came from his 13th pace start to come home in fourth with pole starting Paul Kinney hanging on for fifth which kept him in third in the overall point chase.

Rounding out the top ten were Shawn Donath, Jessica Zemken, Cory Sparks, Parker Evans, who didn’t show up until just before the heats rolled out with hauler issues and Matt Tanner.

ESS/Albany-Saratoga Notes – A good field of 31 sprints filled the pits…Josh Pieniazek, Bobby Hackel Jr, Lacey Hanson, Will Hull, Matt Austin, Chris Donnelly and Kory Gurney made their first ESS starts in 2016…It was a short night for Donnelly with engine woes and was loaded early…Thanks to Elmo’s Speed and Supply, Opitz Transmissions and Maningo Chev, Buick, GMC for adding to the purse making for a healthy payout…Of Note, the July 24 event at Weedsport as been moved to Monday, Labor Day, Sept. 5th.

Mach 1 Chassis A-Main 25 Laps – Steve Poirier ($1,810), Jason Barney ($1,150), Chuck Hebing ($905), Danny Varin ($890), Paul Kinney ($720), Shawn Donath ($810), Jessica Zemken ($490), Cory Sparks ($445), Parker Evans ($485), Matt Tanner ($400), Brandon Kidd ($485), Kelly Hebing ($320), Will Hull ($300), Chad Miller ($365), Josh Pieniazek ($335), Denny Peebles ($305), Jeff Cook ($375), Dan Douville ($275), Dave Axton ($275), Mike Kiser ($325), Paulie Colagiovanni ($345), Jonathan Preston ($275).

Did Not Qualify – Mike Stelter, Bob Gray, Lacey Hanson, Matt Austin, Chris Donnelly, Bobby Hackel Jr., Pete Richardson, James Hanson, Kory Gurney

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

Elmo’s Speed and Supply/Car Mate Trailers Heat 1 – Donath, Tanner, Preston, Kinney, Varin, Peebles

Elmo’s Speed and Supply/Car Mate Trailers Heat 2 – Cook, Colagiovanni, C. Hebing, Zemken, Miller, Hull

Elmo’s Speed and Supply/Car Mate Trailers Heat 3 – Kidd, Douville, Barney, Poirier, Sparks, Evans

Rifenburg Companies/Cobra Coaches Dash – Varin, Miller, Evans, Sparks, Peebles, DNS – Hull

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Kiser, Axton, K. Hebing, Pieniazek

BONUSES:

Rifenburg Companies/Cobra Coaches Dash – Varin ($100), Miller ($75), Evans ($50), Sparks ($25), Peebles ($25)

Opitz Transmissions/Mangino Chev/Buick/GMC Lap Money – Kinney ($120), Barney ($100), C. Hebing ($80), Zemken ($60), Poirier ($60), Varin ($60), Colagiovanni ($20),

Insinger Fuels Hard Charger - Varin (11 pos.) $50

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Barney $50

E&V Energy – Donath, Pieniazek $50

Ohsweken Speedway 21st Anniversary - Colagiovanni $50

Lacaillade Masonry – Kiser $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 - Kinney $35

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

Elmo’s Speed and Supply/Car Mate Trailers Heats – Donath. Cook, Kidd $100

911 Restoration – Evans, Kidd $25

Lucas Oil ESS 7-12 Challenge – Poirier - $200, $100 at Ohsweken Aug. 6

Hoosier Tires – Stelter $200

Vahlco Wheels - Donath $190.

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Michael Norris gets the monkey off his back with Precise Late Model win
Williamson and Sodeman are repeat winners in Mods and Sprints
Aaron Easler finally breaks through with first career Fab4 win

Sarver, PA (July 15, 2016) Michael Norris has been fast every night, but the gremlins had always found a way to catch up with him by night’s end. Tonight, however, Michael Norris scored a much needed win in the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models. For at least the fourth time this year, Mat Williamson came from 10th on the starting grid to win the Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modified feature; his sixth victory and second threepeat of the season. Jack Sodeman Jr. swapped the lead back and forth with AJ Flick throughout the 25-lap Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprint feature before pulling away late in lapped traffic. Today was his Hall of Fame father’s 71st birthday! Last but certainly not least, Aaron Easler, (son of Sylvan Easler of Alternative Power Sources), picked up his first career Fab4 feature win in the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Crate Sportsman division after a spirited battle with Bob Egley.

7.15.16

Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar 410 Sprint Feature: (25 Laps)
1. (23Jr) Jack Sodeman Jr., N. Jackson, OH
2. (2) AJ Flick, Apollo
3. (56) Ralph Spithaler, Evans City
4. (10) Carl Bowser, Sarver
5. (51) John Garvin Jr., Sarver
6. (08) Dan Kuriger, New Brighton
7. (12) Darin Gallagher, Butler
8. (22) Brandon Spithaler, Evans City
9. (22E) Ralph Engle Jr., Harmony
10. (7K) Dan Shetler, Johnstown
11. (11) Scott Priester, Rimersburg
12. (76) Davey Jones, Warrendale
13. (24X) Sye Lynch, Apollo
14. (24) Alex Paden, New Wilmington
15. (4N) Jimmy Morris, Fowler, OH
16. (9) Jimmy Colvin, Meadville
17. (46) Michael Bauer, Clarion
18. (C1) Clay Riney, Wellsburg, WV
19. (27Z) Sean Zemunik, Perth, AUS
20. (13) Brandon Matus, Wampum
Heat Winners: AJ Flick, Brandon Spithaler, Jack Sodeman Jr.
B-Main Winner: Jimmy Colvin

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models Feature: (25 Laps)
1. (72) Michael Norris, Sarver
2. (56) Russ King, Bristolville, OH
3. (1C) Mike Pegher Jr., Wexford
4. (61) Joe Martin, Punxsutawney
5. (10) Alex Ferree, Saxonburg
6. (29) Ken Schaltenbrand, Sarver
7. (111) Matt Lux, Franklin
8. (10L) Gary Lyle, Hyde Park
9. (66) Todd Bachman, Natrona Heights
10. (84) Andrew Wylie, Saltsburg
11. (8S) Tommy Schirnhofer, Dormont
12. (54) Eric Andrus, West Spring Creek
13. (81) Mike Miller, Chicora
14. (3) Dan Swartzlander, Freeport

15. (B1) Brandon Wearing, Callery
16. (32R) Jim Rasey, Warren OH
17. (9) Clayton Kennedy, Mars
18. (411) Bob Moore, Butler
Heat Winners: Alex Ferree, Matt Lux

Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modified Feature: (25 Laps)
1. (6) Mat Williamson, St. Catharine’s, ONT
2. (25) Eric Rudolph, Ransomville, NY
3. (165) Rex King Jr., Bristolville, OH
4. (61) Dave Murdick, Meridian
5. (37MD) Jeremiah Shingledecker, Polk
6. (83) Brian Swartzlander, Leechburg
7. (28) Tom Winkle, Mars
8. (45) Steve Feder, Butler
9. (7) Michael Maresca, Akron, OH
10. (66M) JR McGinley, Fairmont City
11. (83T) Tom Glenn, Barkeyville
12. (21K) Randy Chrysler, Tuscarora, NY
13. (29) Garrett Krummert, Butler
14. (75) Jeff Miller, Sarver
15. (27R) Dave Reges, Butler
16. (64) Rodney Beltz, Ellwood City
Heat Winners: Dave Murdick, Brian Swartzlander

 

 

Weaver, Horstman, and Learman pick up inaugural Clash wins.

07/15/2016 Lima, OH

Another beautiful sky welcomed teams and fans alike as they arrived at Limaland Motorsports Park for the first ever "Open Wheel Clash" presented by K&L Ready Mix. No. 1w Paul Weaver picked up the inaugural JLH General Contractor F.A.S.T. 305 Sprints feature, No. 17 Jared Horstman bagged his 5th K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint feature win, and #4L Mike Learman of Woodstock Illinois won his first career K&N Filters UMP MOdified A Main.

The night started with the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds in the McDonald's Dash for Cash, sponsored by Lewis Family McDonalds of Lima/Allen County. No. 10L Nathan Loney would win the $100 dash, and the McDonalds hood plaque.

In feature action, the JLH General Contractor F.A.S.T. 305 Sprints would start the show. No. 77I John Ivy, and No. 12 Kyle Capodice would lead the field to gree, with Capodice grabbing the early advantage. Fremont Ohio's Paul Weaver would waste no time moving from his 6th staring spot to 3rd on lap 1 and would move to 2nd on lap 3. on lap 4, the caution flag would wave for the No. 5J of Jake Hesson of Marysville, OH. The No. 2F of Matt Foos also stopped in turn 4 with both cars done for the night. On the restart, Weaver would pull the trigger on a slide job to get teh lead from Capodice, and never look back. Despite heavy lapped traffic, and a late red flag for a flip involving No. 1x Dustin Dinan, Weaver would win big over No.22m Dan McCarron, No. 1 Nate Dussel, Capodice, and No. 99 Alvin Roepke, who charged from 18th to finish 5th. Weaver was offered the opportunity to tag the tail of the NRA 360 feature, but was unable to make the call due to a damaged Jacobs ladder.

Next up were the K&L ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders in their $3000 to win A Main. No. 49 Shawn Dancer, and No. 5m Max Stambaugh would lead the field to green with Dancer jumping out front early, using the high side of the racetrack. No. 17 Jared Horstman would slide past Stambaugh to grab the 2nd spot on lap 4, then use the lapped car of No. 12 Nick Roberts as a pick to grab the lead over Dancer on lap 10. Caution would wave on lap 13 for the No. 6 of Sean hosey as he spun out in turn 2. On the restart, Horstman would pull away once again and charge to his 5th win of the season, with Archbold, Ohio's Kyle Sauder moving to 2nd on lap 16. No. B20 Butch Schroeder would make his way past Sauder on lap 23, but Sauder would battle back nearly getting past Schoreder at the line, but falling just short and finishing 3rd. Dancer would finish 4th and Germantown Ohio's Hud Horton would finish 5th in the Mike Castrucci Ford No. 30.

Completing racing action for the night were the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds. No. 3W Dylan Woodling, and #116 Jimmie haager would bring the field to green with Woodling taking the early advantage. No. 4L Mike Learman took his car to the high side of the track and moved to 2nd on lap 4, and take the lead on lap 6. Meanwhile, great racing was taking place behind the top 2, as Churubusco, Indiana's Todd Sherman charged his way to battle for 3rd with Haager, No. 162 Logan Moody, and No. 10L Nathan Loney. Caution would wave on lap 18 for the No. 01 driven by Jared Spaulding spinning in turn 4, and again on the restart for Haager spinning in turn 1. In the end it was Learman grabbing his first career feature win over Woodling, Loney, No. 16 Jeff Koz, and No. 65 Todd Sherman.

Limaland Motorsports Park will be back in action next Friday night, July 22nd, when Menke Brothers Construction presents Four Banger Friday II. In action will be the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders, The K&N Filters UMP Modifieds, The Bud Thunderstocks, and returning for their second and final visit of 2016, the Ulm's Inc. Tuff Trucks. Visit www.limaland.com for details on this and all of the events at Limaland Motorsports Park.

Limaland Motorsports Park - 7/15/2016 K&L Ready Mix Open Wheel Clash

F.A.S.T 305 Sprints Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 12-Kyle Capodice; 2. 1X-Dustin Dinan; 3. 25-Jason Keckler; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore; 5. 66-Jamie Miller; 6. 2L-Landon Lalorde; 7. 11G-Luke Griffith; 8. 94K-Kevin Mingus

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 1W-Paul Weaver; 2. 2F-Matt Foos; 3. 20B-Cody Bova; 4. 1-Nate Dussel; 5. 36-Seth Schneider; 6. 99-Alvin Roepke; 7. 4*-Tyler Street; 8. 45-Trevor Baker

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 77I-John Ivy; 2. 2-Ricky Peterson; 3. 19R-Steve Rando; 4. 9R-Dustin Rall; 5. 75-Jerry Dahms; 6. 32H-Dan Hennig; 7. 12H-Luke Hall

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 10X-Dustin Stroup; 2. 22M-Dan Mccarnon; 3. 47-Matt Lucius; 4. 20I-Kelsey Ivy; 5. 14-Rick Daugherty; 6. 5J-Jake Hesson; 7. 44-Kyle Farmer

B-Main - (10 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 66-Jamie Miller; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke; 3. 5J-Jake Hesson; 4. 36-Seth Schneider; 5. 11G-Luke Griffith; 6. 94K-Kevin Mingus; 7. 45-Trevor Baker; 8. 2L-Landon Lalorde; 9. 4*-Tyler Street; 10. 12H-Luke Hall; 11. 44-Kyle Farmer; 12. 75-Jerry Dahmns; 13. 32H-Dan Hennig; 14. 14-Rick Daugherty

A-Main - (15 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 1W-Paul Weaver[6]; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron[4]; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[14]; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[2]; 5. 99-Alvin Roepke[18]; 6. 77I-John Ivy[1]; 7. 19R-Steve Rando[10]; 8. 10X-Dustin Stroup[12]; 9. 20B-Cody Bova[5]; 10. 7M-Brandon Moore[13]; 11. 66-Jamie Miller[17]; 12. 25-Jason Keckler[11]; 13. 36-Seth Schneider[20]; 14. 9R-Dustin Rall[15]; 15. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[16]; 16. 47-Matt Lucius[7]; 17. 2-Ricky Peterson[3]; 18. 1X-Dustin Dinan[8]; 19. 2F-Matt Foos[9]; 20. 5J-Jake Hesson[19]

K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprints Qualifying - 1. 17-Jared Horstman, 11.52; 2. 30-Hud Horton, 11.61; 3. 23-Devon Dobie, 11.61; 4. 2-Kyle Sauder, 11.62; 5. 11-Tim Allison, 11.69; 6. 5M-Max Stambaugh, 11.69; 7. 49-Shawn Dancer, 11.71; 8. B20-Butch Schroeder, 11.71; 9. 35R-Ron Blair, 11.73; 10. 6S-Jr Stewart, 11.74; 11. 5W-Jeff Williams, 11.79; 12. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr, 12.02; 13. 1-Luke Hall, 12.10; 14. 12-Nick Roberts, 12.21; 15. 6-Sean Hosey, 12.27; 16. 57-Mike Dunlap, 12.36; 17. 23J-Zane Devault, 12.42; 18. 10J-Jarrod Delong, 12.44

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 49-Shawn Dancer; 2. 6S-Jr Stewart; 3. 17-Jared Horstman; 4. 2-Kyle Sauder; 5. 57-Mike Dunlap; 6. 1-Luke Hall

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. B20-Butch Schroeder; 2. 11-Tim Allison; 3. 30-Hud Horton; 4. 5W-Jeff Williams; 5. 23J-Zane Devault; 6. 12-Nick Roberts

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 35R-Ron Blair; 2. 5M-Max Stambaugh; 3. 6-Sean Hosey; 4. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr; 5. 10J-Jarrod Delong; 6. 23-Devon Dobie

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 17-Jared Horstman[6]; 2. B20-Butch Schroeder[7]; 3. 2-Kyle Sauder[4]; 4. 49-Shawn Dancer[1]; 5. 30-Hud Horton[5]; 6. 5M-Max Stambaugh[2]; 7. 6S-Jr Stewart[9]; 8. 11-Tim Allison[3]; 9. 35R-Ron Blair[8]; 10. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr[11]; 11. 57-Mike Dunlap[16]; 12. 23-Devon Dobie[13]; 13. 10J-Jarrod Delong[18]; 14. 1-Luke Hall[14]; 15. 5W-Jeff Williams[10]; 16. 6-Sean Hosey[12]; 17. 12-Nick Roberts[15]; 18. 23J-Zane Devault[17]

K&N Filters UMP Modifieds Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. 10L-Nathon Loney; 2. 162-Logan Moody; 3. L5-Casey Luedeke; 4. 4G-Bill Griffith; 5. 11H-Mike Hoblein; 6. 19-Ryan Ordway; 7. 92-Kyle Shaffer; 8. 12-Tom Jacobs; 9. 1X-Jj Butler

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. 65-Todd Sherman; 2. 116-Jimmy Haager; 3. 10B-Scott Bowersock; 4. 36-Brandon Vaughon; 5. 95J-Jerry Bowersock; 6. 58P-Jim Post; 7. 17-Nick Rosselit; 8. 17R-Brandon Ramsey; 9. 50-Buzz Jacobs

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. 4-Mike Learman; 2. 3W-Dylan Woodling; 3. 22T-Tony Anderson; 4. 16-Jeff Koz; 5. 34X-Andy Bibler; 6. 45P-Brian Post; 7. O1-Jared Spalding; 8. 1-Will Norris; 9. 12B-Kelly Bowlby

B-Main - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. 45P-Brian Post; 2. 1-Will Norris; 3. 12B-Kelly Bowlby; 4. O1-Jared Spalding; 5. 19-Ryan Ordway; 6. 58P-Jim Post; 7. 92-Kyle Shaffer; 8. 1X-Jj Butler; 9. 50-Buzz Jacobs; 10. 17-Nick Rosselit; 11. 12-Tom Jacobs; 12. 17R-Brandon Ramsey

A-Main - (20 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 4-Mike Learman[4]; 2. 3W-Dylan Woodling[1]; 3. 10L-Nathon Loney[6]; 4. 16-Jeff Koz[12]; 5. 65-Todd Sherman[5]; 6. L5-Casey Luedeke[7]; 7. 22T-Tony Anderson[9]; 8. 10B-Scott Bowersock[8]; 9. 162-Logan Moody[3]; 10. 45P-Brian Post[16]; 11. 11H-Mike Hoblein[13]; 12. 1-Will Norris[17]; 13. 34X-Andy Bibler[15]; 14. 12B-Kelly Bowlby[18]; 15. 36-Brandon Vaughon[11]; 16. 116-Jimmy Haager[2]; 17. 19-Ryan Ordway[20]; 18. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[14]; 19. O1-Jared Spalding[19]; 20. 4G-Bill Griffith[10]

 

Michael Norris gets the monkey off his back with Precise Late Model win Williamson and Sodeman are repeat winners in Mods and Sprints Aaron Easler finally breaks through with first career Fab4 win

Sarver, PA (July 15, 2016) Michael Norris has been fast every night, but the gremlins had always found a way to catch up with him by night’s end. Tonight, however, Michael Norris scored a much needed win in the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models. For at least the fourth time this year, Mat Williamson came from 10th on the starting grid to win the Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modified feature; his sixth victory and second threepeat of the season. Jack Sodeman Jr. swapped the lead back and forth with AJ Flick throughout the 25-lap Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprint feature before pulling away late in lapped traffic. Today was his Hall of Fame father’s 71st birthday! Last but certainly not least, Aaron Easler, (son of Sylvan Easler of Alternative Power Sources), picked up his first career Fab4 feature win in the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Crate Sportsman division after a spirited battle with Bob Egley.

7.15.16

Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar 410 Sprint Feature: (25 Laps) 1. (23Jr) Jack Sodeman Jr., N. Jackson, OH 2. (2) AJ Flick, Apollo 3. (56) Ralph Spithaler, Evans City 4. (10) Carl Bowser, Sarver 5. (51) John Garvin Jr., Sarver 6. (08) Dan Kuriger, New Brighton 7. (12) Darin Gallagher, Butler 8. (22) Brandon Spithaler, Evans City 9. (22E) Ralph Engle Jr., Harmony 10. (7K) Dan Shetler, Johnstown 11. (11) Scott Priester, Rimersburg 12. (76) Davey Jones, Warrendale 13. (24X) Sye Lynch, Apollo 14. (24) Alex Paden, New Wilmington 15. (4N) Jimmy Morris, Fowler, OH 16. (9) Jimmy Colvin, Meadville 17. (46) Michael Bauer, Clarion 18. (C1) Clay Riney, Wellsburg, WV 19. (27Z) Sean Zemunik, Perth, AUS 20. (13) Brandon Matus, Wampum Heat Winners: AJ Flick, Brandon Spithaler, Jack Sodeman Jr. B-Main Winner: Jimmy Colvin

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models Feature: (25 Laps) 1. (72) Michael Norris, Sarver 2. (56) Russ King, Bristolville, OH 3. (1C) Mike Pegher Jr., Wexford 4. (61) Joe Martin, Punxsutawney 5. (10) Alex Ferree, Saxonburg 6. (29) Ken Schaltenbrand, Sarver 7. (111) Matt Lux, Franklin 8. (10L) Gary Lyle, Hyde Park 9. (66) Todd Bachman, Natrona Heights 10. (84) Andrew Wylie, Saltsburg 11. (8S) Tommy Schirnhofer, Dormont 12. (54) Eric Andrus, West Spring Creek 13. (81) Mike Miller, Chicora 14. (3) Dan Swartzlander, Freeport

15. (B1) Brandon Wearing, Callery 16. (32R) Jim Rasey, Warren OH 17. (9) Clayton Kennedy, Mars 18. (411) Bob Moore, Butler Heat Winners: Alex Ferree, Matt Lux

Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modified Feature: (25 Laps) 1. (6) Mat Williamson, St. Catharine’s, ONT 2. (25) Eric Rudolph, Ransomville, NY 3. (165) Rex King Jr., Bristolville, OH 4. (61) Dave Murdick, Meridian 5. (37MD) Jeremiah Shingledecker, Polk 6. (83) Brian Swartzlander, Leechburg 7. (28) Tom Winkle, Mars 8. (45) Steve Feder, Butler 9. (7) Michael Maresca, Akron, OH 10. (66M) JR McGinley, Fairmont City 11. (83T) Tom Glenn, Barkeyville 12. (21K) Randy Chrysler, Tuscarora, NY 13. (29) Garrett Krummert, Butler 14. (75) Jeff Miller, Sarver 15. (27R) Dave Reges, Butler 16. (64) Rodney Beltz, Ellwood City Heat Winners: Dave Murdick, Brian Swartzlander

 

 

Prochaska, Heser, Smith and Schriever Victorious at Jackson Motorplex

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (July 15, 2016) - Skylar Prochaska garnered a sprint car victory at Jackson Motorplex for the second straight week on Friday during GDF Bobcat/KICD Radio Night.

Prochaska advanced from sixth to win the first of twin Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars main events as well as increase his lead in the championship standings. Casey Heser claimed the second feature with Colin Smith winning the Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars main event and Alex Schriever the Heartland Racing Association non-wing sprint car race.

The action began with Prochaska maneuvering his way from the third row to pick up the first 20-lap Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars feature. Scott Winters, Gregg Bakker, Brandon Halverson and 11th starting Matt Juhl rounded out the top five, respectively.

Heser, who finished seventh in the first main event to catch the feature inversion for the second main event perfectly, took advantage of his front row starting position for the second feature. He scored his first victory of the season at Jackson Motorplex with Bakker finishing second, Halverson third, Winters fourth and Prochaska fifth.

Halverson and Winters were the heat race winners.

Smith won his second Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars event of the season and pulled himself within 10 points of the lead in the championship standings. Brady Forbrook charged from ninth to the runner-up position. Jesse Lindberg ended third, Elliot Amdahl fourth and points leader Mike Stien was fifth.

Lindberg and Amdahl both captured a heat race.

Schriever earned his first triumph of the season at Jackson Motorplex during the HRA non-wing event. Clinton Bruns held off Brandon Stevenson for second place with Nate Laugen fourth and 10th starting Rick Shuman fifth.

Stevenson and Laugen each won a heat race.

Jackson Motorplex will return to action on Saturday when the program features Wilmont Oil IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine & Marine IMCA sport mods, Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA hobby stocks, Boji Bay Water Park IMCA sport compacts and After Hours Graphics & Tees IMCA stock cars.

Tickets for Saturday's event are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors ages 65 and older, $6 for students ages 13 to 18 and free for children ages 12 and younger. Pit passes are $30.

The pits will open at 4 p.m. with the main gates opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled for 7 p.m.

Last-Deck ® 360 Sprint Cars Race Report: Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on July 15, 2016 -

Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 13mj-Brandon Halverson (2); 2. 11x-Gregg Bakker (4); 3. 2-Derrik Lusk (5); 4. 75c-Casey Heser (3); 5. 20-Casey Friedrichsen (7); 6. 32-Matt Juhl (6); 7. 21-Devin Friedrichsen (8); 8. 7-Kaley Gharst (1).

Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 23w-Scott Winters (1); 2. 2h-Bill Boles (3); 3. 35-Skylar Prochaska (8); 4. 33-James Broty (5); 5. 5m-Troy Manteufel (4); 6. 7d-Dave Becker (6); 7. 1-Dean Brown (2); 8. 6-Carson McCarl (7).

A Feature #1 (20 Laps): 1. 35-Skylar Prochaska (6); 2. 23w-Scott Winters (3); 3. 11x-Gregg Bakker (4); 4. 13mj-Brandon Halverson (5); 5. 32-Matt Juhl (11); 6. 21-Devin Friedrichsen (13); 7. 75c-Casey Heser (9); 8. 33-James Broty (7); 9. 7d-Dave Becker (12); 10. 2-Derrik Lusk (1); 11. 20-Casey Friedrichsen (8); 12. 2h-Bill Boles (2); 13. 1-Dean Brown (14); 14. 5m-Troy Manteufel (10); 15. 6-Carson McCarl (DNS); 16. 7-Kaley Gharst (DNS).

A Feature #2 (20 Laps): 1. 75c-Casey Heser (2); 2. 11x-Gregg Bakker (6); 3. 13mj-Brandon Halverson (5); 4. 23w-Scott Winters (7); 5. 35-Skylar Prochaska (8); 6. 20-Casey Friedrichsen (11); 7. 33-James Broty (1); 8. 21-Devin Friedrichsen (3); 9. 7d-Dave Becker (9); 10. 5m-Troy Manteufel (14); 11. 1-Dean Brown (13); 12. 32-Matt Juhl (4); 13. 2-Derrik Lusk (DNS); 14. 2h-Bill Boles (DNS); 15. 6-Carson McCarl (DNS); 16. 7-Kaley Gharst (DNS).

Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars Race Report: Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on July 15, 2016 -

Heat Race #1 (6 Laps): 1. 7l-Jesse Lindberg (2); 2. 22-Kaleb Johnson (4); 3. 4sn-Nate Eakin (3); 4. 33-Trevor Smith (6); 5. 77-Taylor Ryan (1); 6. 14k-Victoria Knutson (5).

Heat Race #2 (6 Laps): 1. 51a-Elliot Amdahl (2); 2. 05-Colin Smith (3); 3. 10-Trevor Serbus (1); 4. 5-Brady Forbrook (5); 5. 4s-Mike Stien (4).

A Feature (15 Laps): 1. 05-Colin Smith (6); 2. 5-Brady Forbrook (9); 3. 7l-Jesse Lindberg (3); 4. 51a-Elliot Amdahl (4); 5. 4s-Mike Stien (8); 6. 4sn-Nate Eakin (5); 7. 14k-Victoria Knutson (11); 8. 10-Trevor Serbus (2); 9. 77-Taylor Ryan (1); 10. 22-Kaleb Johnson (7); 11. 33-Trevor Smith (10).

Heartland Racing Association Non-Wing Sprints Race Report: Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on July 15, 2016 -

Heat Race #1 (6 Laps): 1. 0x-Brandon Stevenson (2); 2. 7x-Clinton Bruns (3); 3. 0-Alex Schriever (1); 4. 1-Andy Anderson (4); 5. 14-Rob Sharits (6); 6. 91-Rick Shuman (5).

Heat Race #2 (6 Laps): 1. 18-Nate Laugen (1); 2. 2-Leon DeBoer (3); 3. 13-Dave Murphy (2); 4. 7-Rick Jansma (5); 5. 51-Doug Martins (4).

A Feature (15 Laps): 1. 0-Alex Schriever (5); 2. 7x-Clinton Bruns (3); 3. 0x-Brandon Stevenson (1); 4. 18-Nate Laugen (2); 5. 91-Rick Shuman (10); 6. 2-Leon DeBoer (4); 7. 13-Dave Murphy (6); 8. 14-Rob Sharits (7); 9. 7-Rick Jansma (8); 10. 1-Andy Anderson (9); 11. 51-Doug Martins (DNS).

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Brady Short blasts away from ‘Indiana Sprint Week’ field at Lincoln Park - Greencastle’s Josh Boller scores UMP Super Stock win

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE – Brady Short might have missed the first three dates on the “Indiana Sprint Week” circuit, but he’ll likely make his presence felt during the second half of the tour. Short turned an 11th-place starting position in the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car race into a dominating victory at Lincoln Park Speedway Thursday evening. Short took the lead on lap 12 from Dave Darland and would lead by nearly a half lap at one point before capturing his fifth ISW victory. The win came on the 10th anniversary of his first ISW victory back at Bloomington Speedway in 2006. The UMP Super Stocks were also on the docket and it was Greencastle’s Josh Boller taking home the top prize with his fifth feature win of the season. The fact that the race even took place was a testament to a team effort by track promoter Joe Spiker and his crew. Following torrential rain Wednesday evening, the Putnamville oval was more fit for power boat racing rather than sprint cars, but the group’s dedication prevailed. Fans were rewarded with a field of 50 sprint cars as Tyler Courtney claimed the ProSource Fast Qualifier Award with a time of 12.670 to edge out Brent Beauchamp. Courtney came into the night as the ISW points leader and he’d also claim the win in the first heat race of the night. Thomas Meseraull picked up the victory in the second heat race in his first evening driving for the Landon Simon Racing Team. Short scored the win in the third heat followed by Robert Ballou in the fourth heat race. Chase Stockon and Dave Darland were the early front runners for the 30-lap A-main. The two were wheel-to-wheel for the first lap before Stockon surged to the lead. Courtney would bring out the race’s first caution when he jumped the right rear tire of Justin Grant while battling for a top-five spot. On the restart, Darland and Stockon went back to their battle as Darland crossed Stockon over and ripped into the top spot after rocketing off the turn four cushion. Stockon fired a slider right back at the winningest “Indiana Sprint Week” driver in the series history. Darland held off the challenge to hold on to the lead. Short was clicking off one position at a time as he took over the second spot from Stockon on lap 11 and would snag the point from Darland heading into turn three. From there, Short quickly built on his lead and opened it to a half lap by lap 20. Stockon got a shot at Short on a pair of re-starts following a spin by Zach Daum with five laps remaining and another after Beauchamp spin from his ninth position. On the following re-start, Short blasted away from Stockon to win by a second and half as Stockon, Chad Boespflug, Ballou and KSE Racing Products/B&W Auto Mart Hard Charger Thomas Meseraull, who raced forward from 18th to fifth. Short credited his early qualifying effort for setting himself up for feature time success. “Qualifying was huge tonight, but I went out early and made the best lap I could to give us a good spot,” Short said. “When we took off in the heat race, I knew we were going to be one of the good cars and it was going to be up to me. I tried to give it away a couple times, just because I kept missing my marks and overdriving. I was on vacation last week and decided to come run this second week, so it’s pretty special. To come here and beat 50 cars, you have to have a lot of luck. I didn’t think we’d even be racing today, so that’s a credit to Joe Spiker and his crew because they gave us an awesome race track.” As the United Midwest Promoter (UMP) battle for the national points championship season heads into the home stretch, LPS played host to what amounted to a bonus night for UMP Super Stock drivers. Boller came into Thursday night leading the national points ahead of Steve Peeden and was able to add a bit of a cushion as he powered away to his fourth LPS win of the season. Seven of the top-14 drivers in national UMP Sportsman points were on hand to battle for a leg up on the competition and it was Boller that found his way back to victory lane. The top-three on Thursday night actually mirrored the national standings as Boller, Peeden and Chris Hillman rounded out the top spots. Greencastle’s Jonathon Newgent placed fourth ahead of Doug McCullough. Boller started outside of Brazil’s Larry Raines as the field went green with Peeden and Hillman close behind. However, Boller quickly built his lead as the rest of the competitors fought for a top-five position. After five laps, Boller had built a solid advantage over Raines as Hillman and Peeden battled side-by-side for the third spot with a three-way fight between Newgent, Wes McClara and McCullough taking place behind the lead pack. A couple of mid-race caution flags brought the field back to Boller for a re-start, but the UMP leader made short work as the green flag waved. Ten laps into the A-main, Boller had built another solid lead and would not look back in a dominating victory that will help him open a bigger lead on Peeden, who trailed 1,216 to 1,036 in points through July 10. Hillman’s third-place keeps him within striking distance with 991 points. Hawkins’ seventh-place finish helps him hold on to fifth in points as McCullough gains a bit. Newgent should gain some points after his fourth-place run as he stands 14th in national points.

USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series “Indiana Sprint Week” FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Brady Short, 2. Chase Stockon, 3. Chad Boespflug, 4. Robert Ballou, 5. Thomas Meseraull, 6. Jerry Coons Jr., 7. Shane Cottle, 8. Tyler Courtney, 9. Kevin Thomas Jr., 10. Dave Darland, 11. Brady Bacon, 12. Aaron Farney, 13. Jarett Andretti, 14. Tyler Thomas, 15. Brent Beauchamp, 16. C.J. Leary, 17. Justin Grant, 18. Logan Jarrett, 19. Chris Windom, 20. Zach Daum, 21. Isaac Chapple, 22. Hunter Schuerenberg, 23. J.J. Hughes, 24. Jon Stanbrough.

C-MAIN: (10 laps) 1. C.Cottle, 2. Hopkins, 3. Farney, 4. Hodges, 5. Creech, 6. Williams, 7. Gaines, 8. Mellenberndt, 9. Light, 10. Schmidt, 11. Kreisel, 12. Chambers, 13. Underwood, 14. Gass, 15. Brannin, 16. Chapple, 17. L.Smth. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. T.Thomas, 2. Leary, 3. Schuerenberg, 4. Coons, 5. S.Cottle, 6. Stanbrough, 7. Cockrum, 8. Mattox, 9. McGhee, 10. DiMattia, 11. Hodges, 12. Cummins, 13. Farney, 14. Hopkins, 15. Shuman, 16. C.Cottle, 17. C.Smith.

Heat race winners: Tyler Courtney, Thomas Meseraull, Brady Short, Robert Ballou FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2 Stockon, Laps 3-11 Darland, Laps 12-30 B.Short.

KSE/B & W AUTO MART HARD CHARGER: Thomas Meseraull; (18th-5th)

 

 

Schatz storms from 15th to Brad Doty Classic win at Attica

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Donny Schatz steadily worked his way through the pack from his 15th starting position at the 28th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics Tuesday at Attica Raceway Park. He used a restart with 12 laps to go to grab the lead and drove to his 14th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win of the year.

Schatz, from Fargo, ND., became the first drive to win three Brad Doty Classics, all coming in the last six years. It was his third career win at Attica Raceway Park.

The Brad Doty Classic returned to Attica – where it started in 1989 – after spending the last 10 years at Limaland Motorsports Park, and it played out before a standing room only crowd. The 53 drivers vying for the coveted Brad Doty Classic crown represented the biggest field of the year for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. The top three finishers in the 40-lap feature – Schatz, Dale Blaney and Daryn Pittman – came from 15th, 10th and 25th starting spots respectively. In fact, Pittman used a series’ provisional to start the feature – his first in the three years he’s been with Kasey Kahne Racing.

“I just had to be calm and cool the first part of that race. Those guys were