Race Results From Coast to Coast

Kofoid Takes Cup Opener

by Ron Rodda

Tulare, CA…Buddy Kofoid is the youngest to win a Trophy Cup main and a few years later won again after a yellow filled 30 laps to open the 2021 version. Anthony Macri made his California debut with a second ahead of DJ Netto.


It took an extra year, but the Abreu Vineyards 27th Trophy Cup Presented by Rudeen Racing opened the three day event at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway on Thursday night. An 85-car field of winged 360 sprints packed the pit area for the first of two preliminary nights.

Cars were split into two groups with each having their own quick qualifier and four heats. Qualifying offered 150 points for the quickest lap with a one point drop while heats awarded 36 points to the winner with a three point drop per position.

Cory Eliason led group A in qualifying with 13.644 earning him 150 points. Following Eliason were Kyle Hirst, Kaleb Montgomery, Dominic Scelzi, and Tyler Courtney.

B group's fastest was DJ Netto at 13.707 and he was followed by Cole Macedo, Anthony Macri, Colby Copeland, and Rico Abreu.

Eight heats total moved the winners plus the highest point car in each to the night's A main. The top 40 in points not yet making the A main raced a pair of B mains with a six inversion by points, and C main transfers were added.

The top four from each B main were added to the 16 cars from heats and the 30-lap A main inverted 12 by points.

Defending champion, Rico Abreu was a DNF in his heat when contact at the start led to front end damage. That led to starting 15th in a B main.

The B main fields were stacked. To quote the great announcer Fred Rannard Jr., "This B main is an A main anywhere else!" The first B main inverted Buddy Kofoid, Tim Kaeding, Willie Croft, Jason Sanders. Tyler Courtney, and Carson Short and only four would make the A main.

Courtney spun on the opening lap to restart 22nd and Short flipped off of the turn four wall while leading with 7 of 20 laps complete. Courtney was 9th at the red.

A yellow with three laps remaining put Sanders and Courtney right behind Justyn Cox in the race for the final transfer spot. The exciting finish had Sanders use a low turn one move to finish third and Courtney edged TK for the final transfer with a low line drive out of turn four. Croft and Kofoid were the top two.

The second B main had a first lap mess with Abreu's flat putting him 17th on the second try. After five laps Abreu pitted and again started at the rear. A 6th place finish meant missing the A main after winning all three mains in 2019.

Kaleb Montgomery led initially with Buddy Kofoid and Bud Kaeding following. Montgomery ran the bottom and Kofoid was up top for several laps and Kofoid was able to use the momentum off turn four on lap ten to lead.

Shane Golobic took 3rd and used the bottom of turn four to gain 2nd but spun later racing for the lead. Montgomery dropped out with mechanical problems moving DJ Netto and Anthony Macri up to podium finishes.

Macri closed on Netto and used the upper line in turn four to claim 2nd with two laps remaining. Macri closed on Kofoid but needed more laps to think about first.

Friday's show will repeat Thursday's format with group B qualifying first and the order within the group's reversed.

Whichever point night is better from the two prelim nights will be used for Saturday's lineups.

Finish.. Kofoid, Macri, Netto, Day, Hirst, Scelzi, Courtney, Sanders, Eliason. Copeland, Blanchard, Terrell. Golobic, Macedo, Ringo, T. Carrick, Madjic, Gomes, B. Kaeding, Montgomery, Lemley, Price, Timms, Croft

 

 

GALLOGLY WINS THE FEATURE; WYCKOFF CROWNED 2021 MIDWEST LIGHTS CHAMP

October 17, 2021 – South Amherst, Ohio – A busy day at Lorain Raceway Park Sunday afternoon concluded the 2021 Maxima Racing Oils Must See Racing Midwest Lights Series season.

Prior to the weekend’s races, Joey Wyckoff entered the final weekend of racing with a mere 25-point lead for the series championship. The had been six different winners prior to Sunday’s season finale. Only Wyckoff and Charlie Shultz had won more than once in 2021.

JJ Henes, still deep in the championship battle, came out Sunday afternoon with guns blazing. He showed everyone that the championship would most likely go right down to the wire when he led group qualifying 13.691 over last night’s winner Schultz 13.778.

Jason Rader and Tim Henthorne picked up heat victories.

A 6 was the inversion for the feature and would find Henthorne and Cody Gallogly make up the front row. Gallogly would go on the take the 30-lap feature that went green to checkered. It was Gallogly’s first career Maxima Racing Oils Must See Racing Midwest Lights Series victory.

Wyckoff, driving for veteran car owner Dave Coyan, would secure the 2021 MSR Midwest Lights championship. Car owner John Higgins was declared the 2021 MSR Midwest Lights Car Owner champion. The second year series proved very entertaining and highly competitive.

The 2021 Must See Racing schedule is expected to be released very soon. Please log onto www.mustseeracing.com for series updates over the upcoming days.

30-lap feature results October 17, 2021:

1. Cody Gallagly (27) 2. Charlie Schultz (92) 3. Tim Henthorne (15) 4. Jason Rader (52) 5. JJ Henes (36) 6. Joey Wyckoff (90) 7. Joshua Sexton (51) 8. Junior Gould (65) 9. Lauren DePasquale (18) 10. Dale McQuillen (21)

 

 

WMR AT VENTURA CLAIMS ANOTHER NEW WINNER WITH RANDY MOODY TAKING THE CHECKERED FLAG

Ventura, Calif. (October 17, 2021) – Ventura’s Randy Moody returned to car racing and returned to victory lane as the newest winner in Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction on Saturday night at Ventura Raceway. Moody has several wins of the years in TQ Midget and Sprint Car competition along with a successful motorcycle racing career. His return to competition after several years came aboard Kevin Felkins’ No. 35s.

19-cars started the main event with Moody starting on the pole position. The first caution of the 20-lap feature flew on lap eight for multiple cars spinning in turn three including Arizona’s Kyle Huttenhow and David Raquenio. Kyle Hawse of Las Vegas slowed on the restart attempt to require an additional caution.

Moody paced second in points David Prickett of Fresno in a close fight throughout the contest. Todd Hawse stopped in turn one on the final lap, setting up a two-lap shootout. Moody successfully held off Prickett for the victory followed by Hawaiian Kala Keliinoi, Randi Pankratz of Atascadero, and Delta Speedway Micro Sprint champion Caden Sarale of Stockton. Arizona’s Cory Brown, Prickett, and Pankratz split the three heat races.

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

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

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

October 16, 2021 – Ventura Raceway (Ventura, Calif.) Results

HEAT 1 (8 laps) – 1. 32 Cory Brown; HEAT 2 (8 laps) – 1. 22q David Prickett; HEAT 3 (8 laps) – 11 Randi Pankratz

FEATURE (20 laps) – 1. 35s Randy Moody, 2. 22q David Prickett, 3. 8k Kala Keliinoi, 4. 11 Randi Pankratz, 5. 7 Caden Sarale, 6. 9 Blake Bower, 7. 5 Drake Edwards, 8. 32 Cory Brown, 9. 35x Colton Hulesmann, 10. 74 Greg Jewett, 11. 3az Nathan High, 12. 20w Megan Moorhead, 13. 55 Tyler Rodriguez, 14. 35SR Brody Petrie, 15. 22 Paul Sanders, 16. 57 Kyle Huttenhow, 17. 20 Kyle Hawse, 18. 31 Todd Hawse, 19. 12H David Raquenio DNS: 35 Chris Carmody

NEXT RACE: October 30 Ventura Raceway (Ventura, Calif.)

 

 

Duke Tops Dodson In Thriller

Ken Duke Jr.’s margin of victory over Doug Dodson in Friday’s PA Sprint Series feature at BAPS Motor Speedway indicates a close race.

It doesn’t begin to tell the story.

11 minutes, 44.081 seconds does a better job. That’s how long the two veteran drivers battled tooth and nail over 20 laps, seldom if ever separated by a full second, with tension building every lap.

Officially, Dodson only lead one lap, the 17th, but starting with lap four, the Middletown racer grabbed the lead for at least part of a lap perhaps half a dozen times in his PowerMist Racing Fuels/Crockett Log Homes/Fastener Specialties #20. Each time, Duke had the necessary response.

Each time, the Selinsgrove veteran and 2019 IMCA/RaceSaver National Champion (and PASS Champ) found a path to guide the Fairfield Chevrolet/Apache Tree Service/Bud Godek Auto Body #67 back into first.

Despite the intensity, there was no contact, a fact Duke mentioned in victory lane.

“It was a blast,” he said. “It was a 20-lap race, but it only felt like it went five laps. It was really nice to race with somebody as clean and respectful as Doug is for the lead like that. We raced rally close and really hard, but I don’t think we touched at any given point during the race.

“Hopefully, we could show some people tonight how good racing the PA Sprint Series has.”

Duke said that he tried to adjust his line on the track to gain a better advantage over his challenger, but only with partial success.

“There about halfway through the race, I tried to move my line up a little bit – it seemed like I was peddling a little bit, my car was loose trying to run the bottom. When I moved up I could stay in the gas a little longer, and it felt like I could keep him at bay. And I thought I was doing good, and then with about two laps or so to go, there he goes again on the outside of me. We were really lucky to hold him off.”

While Duke and Dodson were staging their battle for the ages, the action was equally intense behind them. Will Brunson of Middleburg, who had started fourth, settled into third early and managed to hold that spot throughout the race for a career-best finish.

Behind Brunson was chaos. Rookie Logan Spahr, who finished second at BAPS last weekend, ran as high as fourth and was in the thick of the battle until slipping back in the final laps. Brothers Mike and Dom Melair of Warrington battled one another and others to hold top five spots throughout, with Mike finishing fourth and Dom fifth.

Dave Brown of Aston started eighth and quickly made his way into the top-five battle, ending up sixth, ahead of Devin Adams of Lebanon, who fought his way forward from 11th. Spahr, last week’s Port Royal winner Kenny Heffner, and Kennett Square, Pa., racer Josh Bricker completed the top 10.

The race was slowed only twice for cautions. Last week’s BAPS winner Buddy Schweibinz slowed at the outset and brought out caution on the second lap. After a couple of slow circuits under caution, he retired.

On lap 10, Austin Reed, who was fighting for a top 10 spot, hit the wall in turn three and had to be towed off. Neither restart brought Duke much relief from the relentless challenge from Dodson.

Rowdy Heffner from Red Lion, who started 24th, earned the event’s Hard Charger Award with an advance of eight spots to 16th. Bricker moved up seven spots to earn his top-10 finish.

Heats for the 27-car field were won by Duke, Brunson, and Dom Melair. Because the program was running late, the B-Main was cancelled and all cars allowed to start. Kevin Nagy and Logan Jones were unable to make the call, so 25 racers took the green flag.

The race was part of a two-day Insinger Performance/Sunoco Nationals Fueled by Miller’s Racing Parts, and a second complete PASS program was scheduled for Saturday, but a wet weather forecast caused the Saturday racing to be postponed, and the PASS part of the show will not be made up.

PASS will finish its 2021 season Saturday (October 23) with the 10th Annual Keystone RaceSaver Challenge at Port Royal Speedway.

For the latest news and schedule information, visit www.pasprintseries.com, the PA Sprint Series Facebook page, or @pasprintseries on Twitter.

Results from BAPS Motor Speedway, October 15

HEAT 1 – 1. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 2. 03-Branstin Shue; 3. 35-Buddy Schweibinz; 4. 34-Austin Reed; 5. 91-John Fiore; 6. 11-Dylan Smith; 7. 0Z-Zach Rhodes; 8. 9S-Rick Stief; 9. 5J-Logan Jones (DNF).

HEAT 2 – 1. 8-Will Brunson; 2. 44-Dave Brown; 3. 54-Mike Melair; 4. 39X-Scott Frack; 5. 26-Ryan Lynn; 6. X-Josh Bricker; 7. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 8. 74-Vance Berry; 9. 17-Owen Dimm.

HEAT 3 – 1. 55-Dom Melair; 2. 14-Logan Spahr; 3. 99-Devin Adams; 4. 20-Doug Dodson; 5. 97-Kenny Heffner; 6. 21C-Jarrett Cavalet; 7. 83K-Kristina Pratt; 8. 1-Rowdy Heffner; 9. 45-Kevin Nagy.

FEATURE – 1. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 2. 20-Doug Dodson; 3. 8-Will Brunson; 4. 54-Mike Melair; 5. 55-Dom Melair; 6. 44-Dave Brown; 7. 99-Devin Adams; 8. 14-Logan Spahr; 9. 97-Kenny Heffner; 10. X-Josh Bricker; 11. 39X-Scott Frack; 12. 11-Dylan Smith; 13. 91-John Fiore; 14. 0Z-Zach Rhodes; 15. 03-Branstin Shue; 16. 1-Rowdy Heffner; 17. 21C-Jarrett Cavalet; 18. 26-Ryan Lynn; 19. 17-Owen Dimm; 20. 9S-Rick Stief; 21. 83K-Kristina Pratt; 22. 74-Vance Berry; 23. 34-Austin Reed (DNF); 24. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 25. 35-Buddy Schweibinz. DNS – 45-Kevin Nagy; 5J-Logan Jones.

 

Ryan Robinson and Weiher Racing earn first career SCCT triumph Saturday in Petaluma

By Gary Thomas

Petaluma, CA…After turning in several consistent performances this year Foresthill’s Ryan Robinson and Weiher Racing were able to park it in Sprint Car Challenge Tour victory lane for the initial time on Saturday at Petaluma Speedway.

Robinson had piloted the Mako Farms/ Morrison Concrete No. 14W entry to six top-five finishes during the previous seven events heading into Petaluma last night. By claiming victory, the 20-year-old stretched his SCCT point lead to 47-markers with just one event remaining this season.

“We’ve been close this year so to finally seal the deal is a pretty special feeling,” Robinson said to Petaluma Speedway Promoter Rick Faeth in victory lane. “I want to thank my car owners Todd and Deawn Weiher, as well everyone who helps us out and supports this 14W team. We’ve had a really good season and hope to bring home a championship at Stockton in November.”

Robinson and Colby Copeland shared the front row in the 35-lap Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards main event. Copeland got the lead early, but things slowed down on lap-two when youngster Dawson Hammes got upside down in the first set of corners. After that the race proceeded to go 33 consecutive laps, with the action fast and furious as always at the Petaluma 3/8 mile oval.

Copeland held a steady advantage out front until Robinson and Auburn’s Andy Forsberg began to close the gap. The trio ran closely together for several laps, keeping everyone on the edge of their seats. With around 10-circuits remaining Robinson got a huge run off turn four and as they headed into turn one shot to the inside of Copeland. With a lapped car in the mix Robinson was able to take over the top spot that he would never relinquish.

The son of former two-time Civil War Series champion David Robinson Jr. blasted away from the field and took the Scott Irwin checkered flag, adding his name to the all-time Sprint Car Challenge Tour win list. Copeland, Forsberg, Roseville’s Sean Becker and Lincoln’s Blake Carrick completed the top-five. Joel Myers Jr., Justyn Cox, Pit Stop USA Hard Charger Bradley Terrell, Bret Barney and John Clark rounded out the top-10.

A pair of 10-lap heat races were held and captured by Isaiah Vasquez and Daniel Whitley respectively. Ryan Robinson claimed both the qualifier and High Sierra Industries Dash. Andy Forsberg began the evening by setting the Bianchi Farms Fast Time with a lap of 12.592 around the gumbo.

A-main finish: 1. 14W-Ryan Robinson[1]; 2. 5V-Colby Copeland[2]; 3. X1-Andy Forsberg[3]; 4. 35-Sean Becker[8]; 5. 83T-Blake Carrick[9]; 6. 46JR-Joel Myers[4]; 7. 7C-Justyn Cox[11]; 8. 43-Bradley Terrell[14]; 9. 78-Bret Barney[10]; 10. 12J-John Clark[13]; 11. 7H-Jake Haulot[15]; 12. 2X-Kaleb Montgomery[7]; 13. 5A-Daniel Whitley[6]; 14. 83SA-Isaiah Vasquez[5]; 15. 55D-Dawson Hammes[12]; 16. 33-Dylan Bloomfield[16]

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards will now be idle for a couple of weekends, before finishing off the 2021 campaign at the Stockton Dirt Track on November 6th. The mega bill will also showcase championship night for KWS-NARC during the 38th annual “Tribute to Gary Patterson.”

 

 

CHARGIN’ CHARLIE SCHULTZ CLAIMS NIGHT #1 OF HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL OF SPEED

October 16. 2021 – South Amherst, Ohio – Veteran Chargin’ Charlie Schultz picked up a popular win Saturday night with his Maxima Racing Oils Must See Racing Midwest Lights Series at Loran Raceway Park. It was the opening night of the annual Halloween Festival of Speed. Schultz was aboard the potent John Higgins owned #92.

Saturday’s event was the next-to-last event on the 2021 MSR Midwest Lights schedule, with the season finale set for Sunday afternoon and the championship battle still in full chase.

Defending MSR Lights champion JJ Henes reminded everyone he is still battling for this year’s championship when he led group qualifying 13.570. Heat race victories went to AJ Leseicki and Schultz.

Schultz used his outside front row starting position, by virtue of a 4 inversion, to claim the feature event over Joshua Sexton, Henes, Jason Rader, and fifth place and current leader Joey Wycoff.

The win was the second MSR Lights victory of the season for Shultz who also picked up a series win on June 11 at LRP. Schultz has also been victorious with the MSR 410 series in 2021.

The 2021 Maxima Racing Oils Must See Racing Midwest Lights Series will conclude Sunday afternoon with the last racing program of the year on tap.

30- lap feature results October 16, 2021:

1. Charlie Schultz (92) 2. Joshua Sexton (51) 3. JJ Henes (36) 4. Jason Rader (52) 5. Joey Wyckoff (90) 6. AJ Leseicki (18) 7. Tim Henthorne (15) 8. Junior Gould (65) 9. Todd McQuillen (21m)

 

 

Daison Pursley Perfects I-44 to Win The Seventeenth Annual Charlene Meents Memorial

Oklahoma City, OK. (10/16/2021) As the Seventeenth Annual Charlene Meents Memorial ended at I-44 Riverside Speedway, the winner looked quite familiar for the Lucas Oil POWRi National & West Midget League portion. Daison Pursley out of Locust Grove, OK. drove a flawless race and took the Keith Kunz Motorsports, IWX, Bullet by Spike Toyota No. 71K to victory lane for the fifth time this season.

Earning high point honors with a third-to-second heat race bid, Pursley quickly outdueled competitor Emilio Hoover into turn one and assumed the race lead. McIntosh made an early charge through the field to try and make an attack on Pursley for the race lead. Emilio Hoover running second gets into the front stretch wall and brought out the red.

McIntosh was able to throw a slight challenge Pursley for the lead with 16 laps to go. McIntosh succeeded with the slide job to maintain the race lead momentarily as they hit lapped traffic. McIntosh endured heavy lapped traffic as Pursley squeaked back by for the lead. Last night’s winner, Kofoid stormed through the field to earn the third-place position.

A late race red with five laps to go for Chance Crum lined the cars back up for a single file restart. Throttling around the outside, Pursley maintained his lead over teammate Kofoid who earned the second position from McIntosh. From there, Pursley commanded the field with ease as he worked the high line to capture the Seventeenth Annual Charlene Meents Memorial victory and his fifth Lucas Oil POWRi National win on the season.

Buddy Kofoid brought his No.67 home in the second position, Cannon McIntosh in third, Chase McDermand in fourth and Chance Crum rounded out the top five to finish off the three-day race weekend in Oklahoma.

The Lucas Oil POWRi National & West Midget League will be back in action November 5&6 Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, KS.

Midgets

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat 1 Winner: 21-Emilio Hoover

MVT Services Heat 2 Winner: 67-Buddy Kofoid

Auto Meter Heat 3 Winner: 71K-Daison Pursley

Rod End Supply Heat 4 Winner: 5-Gavan Boschele

Max Papis Innovations High Point: 71K-Daison Pursley

Super Clean Semi-Feature 1: 3N-Jake Neuman

TRD Hard Charger:01-Bryant Wiedeman

Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 71K-Daison Pursley

POWRi Lucas Oil National & West Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 71K-Daison Pursley 2. 67-Buddy Kofoid 3. 08-Cannon McIntosh 4. 00C-Chase McDermand 5. 26R-Chance Crum 6. 84-Jade Avedisian 7. 01-Bryant Wiedeman 8. 97-Branham Crouch 9. 21K-Karter Sarff 10. 72-Sam Johnson 11. 49-Joe B Miller 12. 17-Tanner Berryhill 13. 3N-Jake Neuman 14. 5-Gavan Boschele 15. 71-Kaylee Bryson 16. 67K-Cade Lewis 17. 71E-Mariah Ede 18. 83-Dominic Gorden 19. 85T-Ryan Timms 20. 26-Cory Eliason 21. 7U-Kyle Jones 22. 00-Trey Gropp 23. 21-Emilio Hoover 24. 32-Trey Marcham

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Kofoid Goes Two-for-Two on the Weekend in Oklahoma



Oklahoma City, OK. (10/15/2021) The Penngrove, CA. native, Michael “Buddy” Kofoid found himself victorious at I-44 Riverside Speedway for the Charlene Meents Memorial to claim his ninth win on the 2021 season with the Lucas Oil POWRi National & West Midget League. Kofoid earned his second feature event on the three-day race weekend, he will aim to sweep the weekend tomorrow for the final night of the Meents Memorial at I-44.

Cannon McIntosh and Jake Neuman brought the 24-car field to the green flag for the 30-lap main event. McIntosh jumped out to the early lead, but Kofoid stayed right on his tail in second. Right off the bat, Kofoid and McIntosh treaded spots for the lead as a red flag flew for Austin Barnhill upside down on lap 6.

As the laps wound down, McIntosh remained in the lead with Kofoid behind and Jake Neuman in third. With 7-laps to go Kofoid perfected his corner and took the lead from McIntosh, right as they get into lapped traffic. McIntosh, running second found himself upside down in turns 3&4 after battling the technical corner.

After the restart, Kofoid crossed the finish line to win the Charlene Meents Memorial and picked up his ninth win on the 2021 season with the POWRi midgets. The Keith Kunz Motorsports stable swept the podium with Christopher Bell, the TRD hard charger finishing in second, and Dasion Pursley in third. Jake Neuman finished in fourth, and Brenham Crouch rounded out the top five for the 30-lap main event.

“These KKM cars are super good through the ruff, I think we have one of the best cars out there, really at any track but especially at tracks like this.” Buddy Kofoid

“It was pretty tough, the track made us earn it tonight, and Buddy was obviously on the ragged edge tonight. Man, it’s crazy how time goes on, ten years ago I would have loved these conditions and today I was just trying to get through there without crashing.” Christopher Bell

“That was a fun race, Buddy and Cannon had a good race early on, and were going at it pretty hard. I-44 always have a little bit of character and sometimes that okay, it’s a cowboy up race track. It’s pretty cool to run against buddy and Christopher and they’re just really good right now.” Daison Pursley

The Lucas Oil POWRi National & West Midget League will be back in action tomorrow, Saturday October 16th at I-44 Riverside Speedway to finish up the three-day race weekend.

Midgets

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat 1 Winner: 3N-Jake Neuman

MVT Services Heat 2 Winner: 08-Cannon McIntosh

Auto Meter Heat 3 Winner: 00C-Chase McDermand

Rod End Supply Heat 4 Winner: 71-Kaylee Bryson

Schoenfeld Headers Heat 5 Winner: 71K-Daison Pursley

Max Papis Innovations High Point: 08-Cannon McIntosh

Super Clean Semi-Feature 1: 67W-Christopher Bell

TRD Hard Charger: 67W-Christopher Bell

Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 67-Buddy Kofoid

POWRi Lucas Oil National & West Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 67-Buddy Kofoid 2. 67W-Christopher Bell 3. 71K-Daison Pursley 4. 3N-Jake Neuman 5. 97-Brenham Crouch 6. 85T-Ryan Timms 7. 21K-Karter Sarff 8. 49-Joe B Miller 9. 71-Kaylee Bryson 10. 01-Bryant Wiedeman 11. 17-Tanner Berryhill 12. 5-Gavan Boschele 13. 72-Sam Johnson 14. 67K-Cade Lewis 15. 71E-Mariah Ede 16. 08-Cannon McIntosh 17. 83-Dominic Gorden 18. 86-Brent Crews 19. 17B-Austin Barnhill 20. 00-Trey Gropp 21. 21-Emilio Hoover 22. 26-Cory Eliason 23. 00C-Chase McDermand 24. 84-Jade Avedisian

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Buddy Kofoid Wins 2nd Annual Donnie Ray Crawford Sooner State 55

Tulsa, OK. (10/14/2021) Michael “Buddy” Kofoid of Penngrove, CA picked up where he left off with the series and earned his Keith Kunz team the Annual Donnie Ray Crawford Sonner State 55 victory at Port City Raceway in Tulsa, OK. Kofoid dug himself out of his 19th starting position to charge his way to the lead to capture his eighth Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League Victory of the year.

On the opening lap of the 55-lap feature event, the pole sitter, Cannon McIntosh jumped out to an early lead on the bottom side of the track. McIntosh immediately took command and caught the beginning of the lapped traffic. With only 6 laps down, McIntosh tangles with a lapped car and comes to a stop. Tanner Berryhill assumed the lead as the field got brought back to green.

As the drivers settled in for the long run, Berryhill found himself with a big advantage over the rest of the field and continued to grow his lead. Jake Neuman, Ryan Timms, Tanner Thorson, and Christopher Bell slid each other for positions two through five. After a few cautions bunched back up the field, on a restart Ryan Timms slid Berryhill for the lead and prevailed shortly as they make contact and Timms stopped on the track.

On the restart with 33 laps to go, Berryhill re-assumed the lead with Christopher Bell following in second, Tanner Thorson in third, and Buddy Kofoid in fourth. Kofoid slowly made his way up to third and then set his sights on the top two. As Berryhill and Bell are battling close for the top spot, Kofoid splits them both in turn 1&2 and goes from third to first to take over the lead.

As soon as Kofoid found himself in the lead, he never looked back and went on to capture his eighth Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League Victory. Christopher Bell finished in second, Cannon McIntosh in third, Bryant Wiedeman in fourth, and Tanner Berryhill rounded out the top five.

The Lucas Oil POWRi National & West Midget League will be back in action tomorrow, Saturday, October 15 at I-44 Riverside Speedway.

Midgets

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat 1 Winner: 26R-Chance Crum

MVT Services Heat 2 Winner: 83-Dominic Gorden

Auto Meter Heat 3 Winner: 08-Cannon McIntosh

Rod End Supply Heat 4 Winner: 85T-Ryan Timms

Schoenfeld Headers Heat 5 Winner: 5-Gavan Boschele

Max Papis Innovations High Point: 08-Cannon McIntosh

Super Clean Semi-Feature 1: 01-Bryant Wiedeman

AFCO Semi-Features 2: 97-Brenham Crouch

TRD Hard Charger: 67-Buddy Kofoid

Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 67-Buddy Kofoid

POWRi Lucas Oil National & West Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 67-Buddy Kofoid 2. 67W-Christopher Bell 3. 08-Cannon McIntosh 4. 01-Bryant Wiedeman 5. 17-Tanner Berryhill 6. 5-Gavan Boschele 7. 21K-Karter Sarff 8. 71K-Daison Pursley 9. 3N-Jake Neuman 10. 97-Brenham Crouch 11. 71-Kaylee Bryson 12. 26R-Chance Crum 13. 86-Brent Crews 14. 32-Trey Marcham 15. 91T-Tyler Thomas 16. 8J-Jonathan Beason 17. 25-Taylor Reimer 18. 19AZ-Tanner Thorson 19. 11A-Andrew Felker 20. 85T-Ryan Timms 21. 00C-Chase McDermand 22. 83-Dominic Gorden 23. 7U-Kyle Jones 24. 21-Emilio Hoover 25. 44-Branigan Roark


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Photo Credits: Allen Horcher



 

Career First for Kenny Heffner at Port

Kenny Heffner picked a good night to go from “most-likely-to-win-his-first-feature-soon” to “first-time-winner.”

With a huge crowd on hand for the World of Outlaws program Saturday at Port Royal Speedway, the Watsontown driver in the Morgan Paving/Maloney Builders/Coyle’s Lawn Maintenance/April Kline, Realtor #97 made his 50th PA Sprint Series start his first PASS victory in the 20-lap IMCA/RaceSaver feature.

With top-five finishes in his last four starts at Port Royal, a pair of runner-up performances, and more near-misses than a target-shooting competition, Heffner obviously was ready, but that had seemed the case before.

This time it was for real, and Heffner, who had started sixth, sealed his win in the most electrifying way possible: passing 2020 IMCA/RaceSaver National Champion and 2020 and 2021 PASS Champ Garrett Bard for the lead with three laps left in the race.

Bard, of Wells Tannery, held on for second spot, with Bloomingburg, N.Y., racer Justin Mills coming home third, 2019 IMCA/RaceSaver National Champion and PASS Champ Ken Duke Jr., of Selinsgrove fourth, and Dave Grube of York Haven fifth.

Doug Dodson, Devin Adams, Erin Statler, Mike Melair, and Roger Irvine rounded out the top 10.

Starting on the pole, Duke grabbed the early lead but lost it to Bard on lap eight. But Heffner was picking his way to the front from his sixth starting position, and by the middle of the race, he was in a three-way duel with Bard and Duke. First he passed Duke on lap 15, and then on lap 18, he made the winning move.

Caution flew shortly afterward for a slowing Drew Young, but on the restart, Heffner was able to hold off the high-powered challengers behind him and secure the win.

Adams picked up the Hard Charger Award from Penns Valley Meat Market, which also is the division sponsor at Port Royal. Adams advanced 10 spots from 17th starting position to seventh at the finish – including moving up seven spots on the first lap. Irvine improved his position by eight spots, and both Grube and 14th-finishing Branstin Shue moved up seven. Grube’s advance actually was understated, because he lost three positions on the first lap, then raced from 15th to fifth.

Heats for the 24 sprinters on hand were won by Kassidy Kreitz, Drew Young and Mills. The race was an invitational, limited to the top 26 teams in Port Royal points for the RaceSavers (two teams were not able to attend).

The race was part of a unique doubleheader, with PASS teams not in the top 26 of Port Royal points running at BAPS Motor Speedway along with racers from the Mid Atlantic Sprint Series, which runs in New Jersey as well as Delaware and Eastern Pennsylvania.

Next weekend the PASS series will run both Friday and Saturday nights at BAPS as part of the track’s Insinger Performance/Sunoco Nationals Fueled by Miller’s Racing Parts.

For the latest news and schedule information, visit www.pasprintseries.com, the PA Sprint Series Facebook page, or @pasprintseries on Twitter.

Results from Port Royal Speedway, October 9

HEAT 1 – 1. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 2. 25-Dustin Young; 3. 3D-Dave Grube; 4. 2-Erin Statler; 5. 54-Mike Melair; 6. 21-Andrew Boyer; 7. 36-Dom Melair (DNF). DNS – 53W-Jimmy White.

HEAT 2 – 1. 7-Drew Young; 2. 95-Garrett Bard; 3. 97-Kenny Heffner; 4. 20-Doug Dodson; 5. 88-Fred Arnold; 6. 99-Devin Adams; 7. 10-Jake Waters; 8. 8-Will Brunson (DNF).

HEAT 3 – 1. M1-Justin Mills; 2. 34-Austin Reed; 3. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 4. 8-Nick Sweigart; 5. 46-Mike Alleman; 6. 12-Roger Irvine; 7. 03-Branstin Shue; 8. 1-Rowdy Heffner.

FEATURE – 1. 97-Kenny Heffner; 2. 95-Garrett Bard; 3. M1-Justin Mills; 4. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 5. 3D-Dave Grube; 6. 20-Doug Dodson; 7. 99-Devin Adams; 8. 2-Erin Statler; 9. 54-Mike Melair; 10. 12-Roger Irvine; 11. 34-Austin Reed; 12. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 13. 8-Nick Sweigart; 14. 03-Branstin Shue; 15. 46-Mike Alleman; 16. 88-Fred Arnold; 17. 25-Dustin Young; 18. 10-Jake Waters; 19. 1-Rowdy Heffner; 20. 21-Andrew Boyer; 21. 7-Drew Young (DNF); 22. 53W-Jimmy White (DNF). DNS – 36-Dom Melair; 8-Will Brunson.

 

 

Schweibinz Scores Again at BAPS

Buddy Schweibinz learned quickly Saturday, adapting to a slick BAPS Motor Speedway track he’d never seen before and then using that knowledge to win the 20-lap PA Sprint Series/Mid Atlantic Sprint Series feature on Harvest Classic night.

Schweibinz, the Petersburg, N.J., teenager who won his first sprint car feature a month ago at Port Royal Speedway (on his first run there), led fellow teen Logan Spahr of Lewisberry across the line by 3.394 seconds Saturday.

But his stiffest challenge came from veteran Dave Brown Jr. of Aston, who was on Schweibinz’s bumper for several mid-race restarts and applied the kind of pressure expected of a racer with multiple victories in IMCA/RaceSaver sprints. With Brown looming, Schweibinz executed his restarts in the BAMF LED Off-Road Lighting/E.R. Dietz Masonry #35 like a seasoned pro.

Brown would drop off the lead pace for the last several laps and settle for a sixth-place finish.

Schweibinz started the race on the outside of the front row, beside fellow rookie Jarrett Cavalet of Hollidaysburg. The first two starts were called back after on-track incidents, the first of which eliminated hard-luck Donavyn Knokey of Saginaw, who was caught up in an accordion-like incident in the second turn. Knokey’s was the only car eliminated by an incident all night.

On the third start attempt, Cavalet led Schweibinz into the second turn, but the New Jersey driver showed more power on the back straight and took the lead, for good, as it turned out.

Brown’s challenges spiced up the middle of the race, but his problems at the end left Spahr too far behind to challenge, once he inherited the runner-up spot.

Josh Bricker of Kennett Square ran in the top five the entire race and claimed third, ahead of Kristina Pratt of Sewell, N.J., and Roger Weaver of Jonestown.

Completing the top 10 were Brown, Dave Wickham, John Fiore, Logan Jones, and Paul Moyer.

Jones, who was racing a full-sized sprint car for the first time after success in micro-sprints and Legends, earned the Auto Core Recycling Hard Charger Award for advancing nine positions after starting at the rear of the field. Weaver moved up eight spots for his career-best first top five.

Auto Core Recycling also sponsored a Hard Luck Award, which went to Cavalet, who fought for a top five until mechanical ills forced him out of the race at the halfway mark.

Heat races for the 18 PASS and MASS sprinters on hand were won by Spahr and Bricker.

The race was part of a unique RaceSaver doubleheader, which had the PASS top 26 in points competing at Port Royal Speedway in support of the World of Outlaws show there, while the other series teams and those from MASS raced at BAPS. Between the two tracks, 42 cars were in competition.

Next week PASS returns to BAPS for full programs on both Friday and Saturday nights during the Insinger Performance/Sunoco Nationals Fueled by Miller’s Racing Parts.

For the latest news and schedule information, visit www.pasprintseries.com, the PA Sprint Series Facebook page, or @pasprintseries on Twitter.

Results from BAPS Motor Speedway, October 9

HEAT 1 – 1. 14-Logan Spahr; 2. 35-Buddy Schweibinz; 3. 21C-Jarrett Cavalet; 4. 91-John Fiore; 5. 17K-Donavyn Knokey; 6. 17C-Keith Andersen; 7. 31-Roger Weaver; 8. 98-Croix Beasom; 9. 9N-Justin Nowlen.

HEAT 2 – 1. X-Josh Bricker; 2. 44-Dave Brown; 3. 83K-Kristina Pratt; 4. 1M-Paul Moyer; 5. 80-Dave Wickham; 6. 4B-Jon Brennfleck; 7. 5J-Logan Jones; 8. 11W-Donnie Wise; 9. 6-Torrey Rose.

FEATURE – 1. 35-Buddy Schweibinz; 2. 14-Logan Spahr; 3. X-Josh Bricker; 4. 83K-Kristina Pratt; 5. 31-Roger Weaver; 6. 44-Dave Brown; 7. 80-Dave Wickham; 8. 91-John Fiore; 9. 5J-Logan Jones; 10. 1M-Paul Moyer; 11. 11W-Donnie Wise; 12. 98-Croix Beasom; 13. 17C-Keith Andersen; 14. 9N-Justin Nowlen; 15. 21C-Jarrett Cavalet (DNF); 16. 6-Torrey Rose (DNF); 17. 4B-Jon Brennfleck (DNF); 18. 17K-Donavyn Knokey (DNF).

 

 

Kyler Johnson Claims Night One of Steve King Memorial at DCRP with United Rebel Sprint Series

DODGE CITY, Kansas (October 9, 2021) – Drive to Zero POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hameblton Ford Racing competitors took on night one of the Steve King Memorial at Dodge City Raceway Park on Friday night. Twenty-four cars were in attendance, but it was Quinter, Kansas’ Kyler Johnson crossing the checkers first.

Nebraska’s Chad Koch and Kyler Johnson set the pace for the 20-lap feature event. Johnson got off to the early lead on the first lap ahead of Koch, Koby Walters, and Jake Martens, but with one lap in the books the caution flew over the field. The restart was much of the same with the exception of Luke Cranston moving into fourth ahead of Martens.

Zach Blurton started a charge through the field early by advancing from eleventh throughout the top ten. Halfway through the race, Walters made a move ahead of Chad Koch to take over second while Jake Martens advanced into fourth over Cranston. Just two laps later, Martens moved into third ahead of Koch.

On lap 13, Jordan Knight secured the fifth running position over Cranston. With four laps remaining, Cranston would surrender another spot to Steven Richardson, falling back to seventh. With only two circuits left of Friday’s race, the caution flew yet again.

On the restart, Kyler Johnson nabbed ahead with the race lead yet again over Koby Walters, Jake Martens, Chad Koch, and Steven Richardson. By the cross of the checkers, the running order remained the same with Zach Blurton advancing two spots to finish seventh.

Chad Koch, Kyler Johnson, and Koby Walters claimed heat race victories. The Keizer Aluminum Wheels hard charger was awarded to Steven Richardson, who started 14th and finished sixth in feature competition.

Tonight sees the final night of competition for the Drive to Zero United Rebel Sprint Series championship and Steve King Memorial Finale at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kansas.

Heat One (8 laps): 1) Chad Koch, 2) Jon Freeman, 3) Jordan Knight, 4) Lance Davis, 5) Ty Williams, 6) Steven Richardson, 7) Max Roseland, 8) Kohl Ricke

Heat Two (8 laps): 1) Kyler Johnson, 2) Luke Cranston, 3) Jake Greider, 4) Zach Blurton, 5) Kris Moore, 6) Kaden Taylor, 7) Cash Beeson, 8) Howard Vandyke

Heat Three (8 laps): 1) Koby Walters, 2) Jake Martens, 3) Jeremy Huish, 4) Taylor Velasquez, 5) Tyler Knight, 6) Ray Seemann, 7) Fred Holz, 8) Austyn Gossel

A Feature (20 laps): 1) Kyler Johnson, 2) Koby Walters, 3) Jake Martens, 4) Taylor Velasquez, 5) Chad Koch, 6) Steven Richardson, 7) Luke Cranston, 8) Zach Blurton, 9) Jon Freeman, 10) Jeremy Huish, 11) Ray Seemann, 12) Lance Davis, 13) Ty Williams, 14) Kris Moore, 15) Jordan Knight, 16) Tyler Knight, 17) Jake Greider, 18) Kohl Ricke, 19) Fred Holz, 20) Cash Beeson, 21) Howard Vandyke, 22) Kaden Taylor, 23) Max Roseland, 24) Austyn Gossel

 

 

Taylor Velasquez Victorious at Steve King Memorial Finale with United Rebel Sprint Series

DODGE CITY, Kansas (October 9, 2021) – The Drive to Zero POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing took to Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday for the Steve King Memorial finale. Saturday’s event also closed out the 2021 season for United Rebel Sprint Series competitors in the Drive to Zero points rivalry.

Twenty-five drivers signed in for Saturday night’s season finale. Two qualifiers determined the 25-lap feature lineup, which saw Taylor Velasquez and Kyler Johnson setting the pace. Velasquez took off with the lead at the drop of the green and never looked back. Koby Walters followed ahead of Kyler Johnson. On lap 2, Johnson slipped back to fifth as Jake Martens and Steven Richardson navigated around. Just one circuit later, Richardson advanced to second while Velasquez continued to gain plenty of cushion room with the race lead in the sum of over two second.

The sixth circuit around saw more maneuvers through the field as Jeremy Huish moved ahead of Johnson to claim fifth. One lap later, Luke Cranston advanced to sixth. Martens moved into third over Walters while Chad Koch took over the seventh running position.

On lap 10, Jeremy Huish saw himself into the fifth position moving Koby Walters back to sixth. Two circuits later, Kyler Johnson regained seventh place from Koch only to give the position one more lap around. Jeremy Huish navigated the surface to move into the top three. A caution flew over the field with nine laps remaining, leaving Velasquez to surrender more than a four-second lead over Richardson.

On the restart, the top seven running competitors mixed things up. Velasquez remained the race leader over Richardson, while Martens advanced to third over Huish. Cranston made a charge into fifth ahead of Walters and Koch. One circuit later, Huish took back over third while Zach Blurton made moves to advance into sixth place. With four laps remaining, Blurton made another charge to move into fifth and then fourth the next time around.

With one lap remaining, Jake Martens regained the fourth position ahead of Blurton. Velasquez went on to win the Steve King Memorial finale by 1.763 seconds over Steven Richardson. Jeremy Huish, Jake Martens, and Zach Blurton completed the top five finishers with the United Rebel Sprint Series.

Kaden Taylor and Steven Richardson topped the charts in qualifier action. Ty Williams was awarded the Keizer Aluminum Wheels hard charger, advancing nine positions to finish tenth.

United Rebel Sprint Series

Dodge City Raceway Park – Dodge City, Kansas

October 9, 2021

Qualifier One (10 laps): 1) Kaden Taylor, 2) Jeremy Huish, 3) Tyler Knight, 4) Luke Cranston, 5) Jake Martens, 6) Kyler Johnson, 7) Jake Greider, 8) Kohl Ricke, 9) Ray Seemann, 10) Lance Davis, 11) Jon Freeman, 12) Max Roseland, 13) Brett Becker

Qualifier Two (10 laps): 1) Steven Richardson, 2) Taylor Velasquez, 3) Zach Blurton, 4) Austyn Gossel, 5) Kris Moore, 6) Koby Walters, 7) Jordan Knight, 8) Chad Koch, 9) Howard Vandyke, 10) Cash Beeson, 11) Fred Holz, 12) Ty Williams

A Feature (25 laps): 1) Taylor Velasquez, 2) Steven Richardson, 3) Jeremy Huish, 4) Jake Martens, 5) Zach Blurton, 6) Luke Cranston, 7) Koby Walters, 8) Chad Koch, 9) Kyler Johnson, 10) Ty Williams, 11) Ray Seemann, 12) Jordan Knight, 13) Kris Moore, 14) Jon Freeman, 15) Tyler Knight, 16) Kohl Ricke, 17) Lance Davis, 18) Jake Greider, 19) Brett Becker, 20) Cash Beeson, 21) Fred Holz, 22) Max Roseland, 23) Howard Vandyke, 24) Kaden Taylor, 25) Austyn Gossel

 

 

BRODY PETRIE REALIZES FIRST WIN IN WESTERN MIDGET RACING

Petaluma, Calif. (October 10, 2021) – Napa’s Brody Petrie accomplished his first Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction win during Saturday night’s action at Petaluma Speedway. Petrie is the third different winner at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds dirt oval in 2021 for WMR competition.

Petrie’s performance driving for Kevin Felkins in the No. 35sr improves upon his best finish of third on July 31 at Petaluma Speedway. Victorious at home race track, Petrie charged from fourth to the lead on the way for the win. Sparky Howard debuted in the series with a second-place finish for the Santa Rosa driver. Hawaiian Kala Keliinoi, Atascadero’s Randi Pankratz, and Kyle Hawse of Las Vegas rounded out the top-five. Petrie and Tyler Dolacki split the heat races but Dolacki was unable to start the 20-lap feature.

Western Midget Racing makes a return appearance to Ventura Raceway on Saturday October 16.

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

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

October 9, 2021 – Petaluma Speedway (Petaluma, Calif.) Results

HEAT 1 (8 laps) – 1. 24 Tyler Dolacki; HEAT 2 (8 laps) – 1. 35sr Brody Petrie

FEATURE (20 laps) – 1. 35sr Brody Petrie [4]; 2. 35 Sparky Howard [5]; 3. 8k Kala Keliinoi [6]; 4. 11 Randi Pankratz [3]; 5. 20 Kyle Hawse [7]; 6. 20w Megan Moorhead [2]; 7. 31 Todd Hawse [1]; 8. 7x David Prickett [8] DNS: 24 Tyler Dolacki

NEXT RACE: October 16 Ventura Raceway (Ventura, Calif.)

 

 

Macedo defends home turf to score 1st All Star win taking $10k Ford Classic at Fremont

Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Lemoore, California’s Cole Macedo defended the home turf Saturday, defeating the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions Presented by Mobile 1 in thrilling fashion to claim the 14th Annual Jim and Joanne Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway. Macedo, who finished second in Fremont Speedway points, earned his first ever All Star win worth $10,000 on Madison Motors/Kear’s Speed Shop Night.

It was Macedo’s fourth career win – all coming this year – at “The Track That Action Built.” He also became the 30th different All Star winner in 53 events in 2021. He took the lead from race-long leader Cap Henry on lap 27 and then made some daring moves in lapped traffic on a challenging racing surface to secure the victory.

The race was the final event of 2021 for Fremont Speedway and the All Stars as Tyler Courtney was crowned the series champion.

“This is the most fun I’ve had all year. Just out there hanging it out and whoever runs hard is going to win. That was a lot of fun…I’m wore out. That last lap I was holding on with everything I could. It just shows how good this team is. Steven, Mike, Cody, Kasey, Braden…all the guys have been working their asses off this year and it’s paying off. Huge thanks to Ray Brooks…he’s one of the best car owners I’ve ever driven for. It’s been a trying year but all these guys have been pushing and I’ve been getting better and making less mistakes. I feel like that whole feature I didn’t make too many mistakes. If you want to get to the next level you have to minimize those,” said Macedo beside his Fremont Auto Parts, Gill Construction, ML Graphics, Grant Decker Construction, Linder’s Speed Equipment, CK Mechanical, Diversified Builders backed #18.

For Republic, Ohio’s Cap Henry is was a disappointing finish for his Lane Racing team but a solid end to the team’s first swing at following the travelling All Stars.

“It was a fun race other than not winning. The car was pretty good and I was just kind of trying to pace it…they were just better there the last half. I’m proud of my team. It’s been a long year but we made it. I think we will try the All Star deal again and see what we can do,” said Henry of his Blake’s Hard Cider, MCS Manufacturing, Big D’s Pizza, Top Line Titanium backed #4.

Monrovia, Indiana’s Justin Peck rounded out the podium aboard his Buch Motorsports #73.

“We were pretty solid most of that race. Probably 10 to 15 to go I got super tight and I come in and looked at the tire and sure as crap we got a hole in the thing. That’s just how it’s been the last couple of months for us. We’re fast but just not the entire night. I can’t thank The Tree Center, R. Norris Trucking, Coastal Race Parts and Tom Buch. They gave me a great opportunity to come out and race full-time for a living. We had a solid year, had a couple of wins and take it into next year and try to win a championship,” said Peck.

The Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints were split into two complete feature fields with Castalia, Ohio’s Larry Kingseed Jr. getting his first ever Fremont win while Fremont, Ohio’s Dustin Stroup scored his fifth victory of the season in the second feature. For Kingseed it was a dramatic win as he and Seth Schneider made contact late with Schneider spinning and was given the lead back. After taking the white flag Schneider slowed and Kingseed drove by for the victory. Stroup’s seventh career Fremont win and fifth of the season was less dramatic as he dominated the 25 laps for the win.

Kingseed was very emotional in victory lane noting he recently lost his grandfather. “This one is for my grandpa. I didn’t mean to spin Seth in one and two. It’s racing and it happens. I just had to concentrate on hunting him down again. My dad won a lot of races and a lot of championships. This means a lot and hopefully I’m as good as him some day,” said Kingseed beside his Firelands Marine Construction, Hermis Parker Concrete, Sky Cathodic Protection & Pipeline Services, Big D’s Pizza, A Plus Auto Center, Meggitt’s Sandblasting & Painting, Northcoast Roofing, Schenk’s Vickery Tavern, Firelands Services, Kingseed Rentals backed #21.

“We just left it the same from hot laps because we were pretty good then. When the sun went down the track started coming back. I’m worn out…that took a lot out of me. We’ve had a really good year. I think every tune we raced I didn’t finish outside the top four but three times. We had a great year,” said Stroup beside his Automatic Fire Protection, MLP Lawncare & Snow Removal, Vantage Branding, Sulfer Town Pub, Level Performance, Advance Auto Parts backed #10x.

The Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks were also split into two separate feature events and Cygnet, Ohio’s Jeff Babcock, after a couple of very, very close runner-up finishes, finally earned his first ever Fremont Speedway win, holding off several challenges from track champion Shawn Valenti. In the second truck feature, Fremont, Ohio’s Jamie Miller held off several good challenges from Cory McCaughey to earn his sixth truck win of the year, the 30th career victory placing him 17th on the track’s all-time win list.

“I’ve raced and won all over the country but never at Fremont which is like my home track. My dad won here and I’ve been close. I’m just ecstatic to finally get a win here. My uncle passed away 25 years ago tomorrow and it’s pretty cool to finally get it,” said Babcock beside his Roelle Racing backed #25.

“I broke something in the right front early and this thing was a hand full. It was fun racing with Cory…he races you clean and hard,” said Miller beside his Ron Miller Race Cars, Fostoria Mod Shop backed #4m.

In the 40 lap All Star feature Henry bolted into the lead from his outside front row starting spot with Hunter Schuerenberg, Greg Wilson, Macedo, Nate Dussel and Peck in pursuit. While Henry set a very fast pace and pulled away, the battle for second was entertaining involving Schuerenberg, Wilson, Macedo and Peck.

Henry caught very heavy lapped traffic by the seventh circuit but picked his way through as Macedo moved into second and by lap 14 was closing on Henry just as a caution flew. With a clear track Henry pulled away slightly from Macedo with Wilson, Schuerenberg, Peck, DJ Foos and Cory Eliason in pursuit. A few cautions through lap 22 kept the field close.

Macedo used an excellent restart on lap 23 to apply pressure on Henry who had a big bike in turn two on lap 26, opening the door for Macedo to take the lead. Following a caution on lap 27, Macedo pulled away to a nearly two second lead with 10 laps to go. As traffic once again came into play with just four laps to go Macedo made the move of the race, splitting two lapped cars exiting turn two. A bobble on the last lap gave Henry one last shot but he could not take advantage and Macedo drove to the win over Henry, Peck, Schuerenberg, and Eliason.

Keep up to date with Fremont Speedway by going to www.fremontohspeedway.com or on Facebook at www.facebook/FremontSpeedway or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/FremontSpeedway.

About Madison Motors – https://madisonmotorservices.com

Russell Dryfuse established Madison Street Garage in 1927, in Tiffin, Ohio. The company was the first towing service in the area. They specialized in towing and mechanical repairs. Louis Seitz, took over leadership of Madison Street Garage from his father in 1955. The company was moved to a different location and thus became Madison Motor Service Inc. Seitz’s son, Rick, became the third generation owner of the company in 1975. Madison Motors is now owned by Steve Pierce.

Madison Motors has continued to grow, and relocated once again to Fremont. Madison Motors became an authorized service for the Ohio Turnpike, providing towing and road service for its patrons. Madison Motor offers 24-hour emergency road and tire service, and local and long-distance towing and heavy-duty towing.

About Kear’s Speed Shop – www.kearsspeedshop.com

Kear's Speed Shop was founded by Chuck and Shirley Kear in 1969 at its present location on Market Street in downtown Tiffin.

You can build your winning race car and outfit your driver from Kear’s large inventory. Kear’s also has three trucks that service your needs at the local tracks as well as the All Star and World of Outlaw races.

Fremont Speedway

Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021

FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions

Contingency Awards

EMi Driver’s Meeting: 48

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Justin Peck - 12.954 seconds

Ford Performance Heat #1: Phil Gressman

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Henry Malcuit

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Cap Henry

Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: DJ Foos

Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main: CJ Leary

JE Pistons Dash #1: Hunter Schuerenberg

Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Cap Henry

Classic Ink USA B-Main: Jordan Ryan

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Cole Macedo

MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Max Stambaugh (+13)

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Cory Eliason

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: DJ Foos

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Skylar Gee

(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)

1. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.020; 2. 25R-Jordan Ryan, 13.075; 3. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 13.145; 4. 7c-Phil Gressman, 13.229; 5. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.236; 6. 28-Tim Shaffer, 13.282; 7. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.411; 8. 14-Chad Kemenah, 13.444; 9. 55v-CJ Leary, 13.496; 10. 4T-Josh Turner, 13.865

Group (B)

1. 18-Cole Macedo, 13.028; 2. 20B-Cody Bova, 13.258; 3. 70M-Henry Malcuit, 13.268; 4. 4Z-Zane DeVault, 13.421; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.439; 6. O7-Skylar Gee, 13.455; 7. 73af-Scotty Thiel, 13.457; 8. 4M-TJ Michael, 13.740; 9. 88N-Frank Neill, 13.839; 10. 75-Jerry Dahms, 14.607

Group (C)

1. 73-Justin Peck, 12.954; 2. 1-Nate Dussel, 13.064; 3. 11-Parker Price Miller, 13.234; 4. 4-Cap Henry, 13.317; 5. 5s-Max Stambaugh, 13.527; 6. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.611; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.672; 8. O9A-Justin Adams, 13.720; 9. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.754; 10. 23-Chris Andrews, 13.908

Group (D)

1. 10-Zeb Wise, 13.070; 2. 33W-Caleb Griffith, 13.119; 3. 16-DJ Foos, 13.120; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.168; 5. 5-Paul McMahan, 13.201; 6. 22-Cole Duncan, 13.234; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.452; 8. 71h-Ryan Ruhl, 13.541; 9. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 13.781

Group (E)

1. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.130; 2. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.377; 3. 97-Greg Wilson, 13.497; 4. 2L-Landon Lalonde, 13.558; 5. 12c-Kyle Capodice, 13.574; 6. 12-Corbin Gurley, 13.747; 7. 2-Ricky Peterson, 13.816; 8. 28M-Conner Morrell, 13.847; 9. 6J-Jonah Aumend, 14.100

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 7C-Phil Gressman [1]; 2. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [2]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 4. 17B-Bill Balog [5]; 5. 28-Tim Shaffer [6]; 6. O9-Craig Mintz [7]; 7. 25R-Jordan Ryan [3]; 8. 55V-CJ Leary [9]; 9. 14-Chad Kemenah [8]; 10. 4T-Josh Turner [10]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 70M-Henry Malcuit [2]; 2. 18-Cole Macedo [4]; 3. O7-Skylar Gee [6]; 4. 4Z-Zane DeVault [1]; 5. 20B-Cody Bova [3]; 6. 73AF-Scotty Thiel [7]; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [5]; 8. 88N-Frank Neill [9]; 9. 4M-TJ Michael [8]; 10. 75-Jerry Dahms [10]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 4-Cap Henry [1]; 2. 11-Parker Price Miller [2]; 3. 1-Nate Dussel [3]; 4. 73-Justin Peck [4]; 5. 5S-Max Stambaugh [5]; 6. 22B-Ryan Broughton [6]; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron [7]; 8. 3-Jac Haudenschild [9]; 9. O9A-Justin Adams [8]; 10. 23-Chris Andrews [10]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 16-DJ Foos [2]; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs [1]; 3. 10-Zeb Wise [4]; 4. 5-Paul McMahan [5]; 5. 22-Cole Duncan [6]; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker [7]; 7. 71H-Ryan Ruhl [8]; 8. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [9]; 9. 33W-Caleb Griffith [3]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 97-Greg Wilson [2]; 2. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [4]; 3. 5T-Travis Philo [3]; 4. 12C-Kyle Capodice [5]; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson [7]; 6. 2L-Landon Lalonde [1]; 7. 28M-Conner Morrell [8]; 8. 12-Corbin Gurley [6]; 9. 6J-Jonah Aumend [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)

1. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [2]; 2. 18-Cole Macedo [6]; 3. 73-Justin Peck [3]; 4. 70M-Henry Malcuit [1]; 5. 7C-Phil Gressman [4]; 6. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)

1. 4-Cap Henry [1]; 2. 97-Greg Wilson [3]; 3. 1-Nate Dussel [4]; 4. 16-DJ Foos [2]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [5]; 6. 10-Zeb Wise [6]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer

1. 55V-CJ Leary [1]; 2. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [4]; 3. 12-Corbin Gurley [2]; 4. O9A-Justin Adams [7]; 5. 4M-TJ Michael [8]; 6. 88N-Frank Neill [5]; 7. 6J-Jonah Aumend [9]; 8. 4T-Josh Turner [10]; 9. 75-Jerry Dahms [12]; 10. 23-Chris Andrews [11]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 25R-Jordan Ryan [1]; 2. 22-Cole Duncan [3]; 3. 33W-Caleb Griffith [2]; 4. 5S-Max Stambaugh [6]; 5. 20B-Cody Bova [4]; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker [9]; 7. 28-Tim Shaffer [5]; 8. 55V-CJ Leary [17]; 9. 2L-Landon Lalonde [11]; 10. 22M-Dan McCarron [15]; 11. 71H-Ryan Ruhl [14]; 12. 28M-Conner Morrell [16]; 13. O9-Craig Mintz [8]; 14. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [13]; 15. 2-Ricky Peterson [7]; 16. 22B-Ryan Broughton [12]; 17. 73AF-Scotty Thiel [10]

A-Main (40 Laps)

1. 18-Cole Macedo [3]; 2. 4-Cap Henry [2]; 3. 73-Justin Peck [5]; 4. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [1]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [10]; 6. 97-Greg Wilson [4]; 7. 17B-Bill Balog [18]; 8. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [11]; 9. 5T-Travis Philo [15]; 10. 16-DJ Foos [8]; 11. 5S-Max Stambaugh [24]; 12. 10-Zeb Wise [12]; 13. 11-Parker Price Miller [14]; 14. 33W-Caleb Griffith [23]; 15. O7-Skylar Gee [16]; 16. 1-Nate Dussel [6]; 17. 12C-Kyle Capodice [20]; 18. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [25]; 19. 4Z-Zane DeVault [19]; 20. 25R-Jordan Ryan [21]; 21. 5-Paul McMahan [17]; 22. 7C-Phil Gressman [9]; 23. 3J-Trey Jacobs [13]; 24. 22-Cole Duncan [22]; 25. 70M-Henry Malcuit [7]

305 Sprints – Fremont Federal Credit Union

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[3] ; 2. 32-Bryce Lucius[2] ; 3. 12F-Matt Foos[6] ; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[5] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[4] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 7. 3F-Wade Fraley[9] ; 8. 17X-Dustin Keegan[14] ; 9. 51-Garrett Craine[8] ; 10. 63-Randy Ruble[12] ; 11. 97X-Rodney Hurst[15] ; 12. 3M-Logan Mongeau[10] ; 13. 1W-Paul Weaver[7] ; 14. 28M-Haldon Miller[11] ; 15. 26B-Bradley Bateson[16] ; 16. 77X-Jamin Kindred[13]

A-Main 2 - (25 Laps)

1. 10X-Dustin Stroup[1] ; 3. 99-Alvin Roepke[6] ; 4. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[10] ; 5. 61-Tyler Shullick[12] ; 6. X-Mike Keegan[4] ; 7. 28-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 7. 16-Zeth Sabo[13] ; 8. 26-Jamie Miller[5] ; 9. 9R-Logan Riehl[7] ; 10. 15k-Creed Kemenah[15] ; 11. z10-Chris Verda[3] ; 12. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[17] ; 13. 3X-Brandon Riehl[8] ; 14. B15-Brad Reber[16] ; 15. 98-Robert Robenalt[14] ; 16. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[9] ; 17. 34-Jud Dickerson[11]

Dirt Trucks – Burmeister Trophy

A-Main 1 (20 Laps)

1. 4M-Jamie Miller[6] ; 2. 911-Cory McCaughey[5] ; 3. 8KB-Kent Brewer[14] ; 4. 14T-Cody Truman[11] ; 5. 23m-Brad Mitten[3] ; 6. 28-Cody Laird[1] ; 7. 0-Andy Keegan[15] ; 8. 7X-Dana Frey[2] ; 9. 4s-Keith Sorg[4] ; 10. 32-Kevin Phillips[8] ; 11. 19-Tony Burns[9] ; 12. 33A-Brian Arnold[13] ; 13. 7H-JT Horn[7] ; 14. 51-David Bankey[16] ; 15. 11-Austin Gibson[10] ; 16. 67-Ben Clapp[12]

A-Main 2 (20 Laps)

1. 25-Jeff Babcock[5] ; 2. 7B-Shawn Valenti[6] ; 3. 36M-RJ Cornett[11] ; 4. 32H-Dan Hennig[4] ; 5. 26-Kyle Lagrou[1] ; 6. 5s-Bradley Stuckey[9] ; 7. 6-Butch Latte[10] ; 8. 9H-Devan McEwan[14] ; 9. 8S-Brandon Stuckey[7] ; 10. 17x-Dustin Keegan[2] ; 11. P51-Cory Ward[3] ; 12. 4X-Paul Brown JR[15] ; 13. 73-Bryce Black[12] ; 14. 16-Steve Sabo[8] ; 15. 65R-Jeremy Ernsberger[13]

 

 

LIGUORI NOT DENIED FAST PACED MONTGOMERY MSR FINALE

October 9, 2021 – Montgomery, Alabama – Joe Liguori held off Charlie Schultz and Nolan Allison in a faced paced final 18 laps to win his second career Must See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro feature event of 2021. It was the second of consecutive nights of racing for with winged sprints to Montgomery Motor Speedway this weekend.

Liguori was also the nights quick qualifier 16.577. In a surprise move, last nights feature event winner Troy DeCaire would not make the feature call as engine problems sidelined him.

A nice crowd greeted the MSR sprint cars for their final appearance of 2021. Kevin Feeney got the jump and lead the opening lap until Allison took over the top spot one lap later. Allison began to build up a nice lead over Liguori. On lap 12 the red flag waved for a momentary fife for the Feeney machine. It was a heartbreaking end to the weekend for Feeney who ran up front both nights after returning from a near disastrous battle with COVID just a few months earlier.

When the race resumed Liguori garnered the top spot and would not be denied the feature victory over Charlie Schultz and Nolan Allison. He would lead the final 18 laps uncontested.

Heat races were won by Jeff Bloom and Charlie Schultz.

Saturday’s event put another end to another highly successful MSR season.

30 lap feature results:

1. Joe Liguori (13) 2. Charlie Schultz (9S) 3. Nolan Allison (16) 4. TJ Jewell (7) 5. Jeff Bloom (26) 6. Rick Holley (85) 7. Joshua Sexton (90) 8. Todd McQuillen (2) 9. Adam Biltz (8a) 10. Kevin Feeney (6k) 11. Tommy Nichols (55) DNS Dave Mader III (18) DNS Troy DeCaire (36)

 

 

Dominic Scelzi makes it an even 20 wins by claiming SCCT Cotton Classic on Friday

Hanford, CA…Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi has had a dream season on the West Coast and that certainly continued Friday night at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford.

After winning the Kings of Thunder 410 main event, the 24-year-old racer then proceeded to claim victory in the 30-lap Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards finale. Scelzi’s win at the 36th Cotton Classic marked his fifth career SCCT triumph, giving him sole possession of second place all-time.

“I can’t say enough about my crew chief Jimmy Carr and this whole 41 team,” Scelzi commented. “It’s been an amazing season for us and to reach 20 wins is just unreal. I never thought I’d get one of these Cotton Classic trophies, let alone two in the same night. Hopefully we can keep this up tomorrow back here in Hanford.”

Hanford’s DJ Netto crossed the stripe in second followed by Fremont’s Shane Golobic in third, Rutherford’s Rico Abreu in fourth and Roseville’s Colby Copeland in fifth. Rounding out the top-10 were Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox, Templeton’s Kaleb Montgomery, Foresthill’s Ryan Robinson, Roseville’s Sean Becker and Paradise’ Kyle Hirst. The Pit Stop USA Hard Charger Award went to Fremont’s Tristin Guardino, who carved his way from 23rd to 13th.

Due to loop issues early in the night the Sprint Car Challenge Tour opted to utilize a draw show with four heat races, three qualifiers and two B-mains.

Next up for SCCT will be the penultimate event of the season next Saturday October 16th at Petaluma Speedway.

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SCCT 360 Sprints Results - Winged 38 Entries

A Feature 1 30 Laps

1. 41-Dominic Scelzi[2]; 2. 88N-DJ Netto[3]; 3. 17W-Shane Golobic[7]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu[6]; 5. 5V-Colby Copeland[4]; 6. 7C-Justyn Cox[10]; 7. 2X-Kaleb Montgomery[16]; 8. 14W-Ryan Robinson[1]; 9. 35-Sean Becker[17]; 10. 94TH-Kyle Hirst[5]; 11. 73-Tony Gomes[12]; 12. 35M-Chase Majdic[13]; 13. 15T-Tristan Guardino[23]; 14. 22-Keith Day Jr[19]; 15. 98-Michael Pombo[22]; 16. 2XM-Max Mittry[21]; 17. 7-Steven Kent[14]; 18. 6C-Travis Coelho[15]; 19. 83SA-Isaiah Vasquez[18]; 20. 83T-Tanner Carrick[9]; 21. X1-Andy Forsberg[20]; 22. 67G-Grant Duinkerken[24]; 23. 41X-Corey Day[11]; 24. 17-Kalib Henry[8]

B Feature 1 12 Laps

1. 35-Sean Becker[1]; 2. 22-Keith Day Jr[4]; 3. 2XM-Max Mittry[5]; 4. 15T-Tristan Guardino[2]; 5. 18-Grant Champlin[3]; 6. 2-Brooklyn Holland[8]; 7. 5A-Daniel Whitley[6]; 8. 87-Ashlyn Rodriguez[7]; 9. 33-Tucker Worth[11]; 10. (DNF) 28-Chase Johnson[10]; 11. (DNF) 17V-Danny Faria Jr[9]

B Feature 2 12 Laps

1. 83SA-Isaiah Vasquez[1]; 2. X1-Andy Forsberg[2]; 3. 98-Michael Pombo[9]; 4. 67G-Grant Duinkerken[4]; 5. 7Z-Zane Blanchard[11]; 6. 94X-Ben Worth[5]; 7. 10F-Jared Faria[3]; 8. 5D-Connor Danell[8]; 9. 94-Greg Decaires V[6]; 10. (DNF) 4-Jodie Robinson[7]; 11. (DNF) 51-Brody Fuson[10]

Heat 1 8 Laps

1. 14W-Ryan Robinson[4]; 2. 35-Sean Becker[2]; 3. 17-Kalib Henry[5]; 4. 73-Tony Gomes[8]; 5. 18-Grant Champlin[6]; 6. 83SA-Isaiah Vasquez[1]; 7. 10F-Jared Faria[7]; 8. 17V-Danny Faria Jr[3]; 9. 5D-Connor Danell[9]; 10. 51-Brody Fuson[10]

Heat 2 8 Laps

1. 94TH-Kyle Hirst[3]; 2. 7-Steven Kent[1]; 3. 6C-Travis Coelho[2]; 4. 15T-Tristan Guardino[4]; 5. 7C-Justyn Cox[7]; 6. 94X-Ben Worth[5]; 7. 2XM-Max Mittry[9]; 8. 5A-Daniel Whitley[6]; 9. 33-Tucker Worth[10]; 10. 2-Brooklyn Holland[8]

Heat 3 8 Laps

1. 41X-Corey Day[1]; 2. 83T-Tanner Carrick[3]; 3. 41-Dominic Scelzi[7]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu[6]; 5. X1-Andy Forsberg[4]; 6. 35M-Chase Majdic[9]; 7. 67G-Grant Duinkerken[5]; 8. 28-Chase Johnson[2]; 9. 98-Michael Pombo[8]

Heat 4 8 Laps

1. 88N-DJ Netto[3]; 2. 17W-Shane Golobic[4]; 3. 2X-Kaleb Montgomery[5]; 4. 5V-Colby Copeland[8]; 5. 22-Keith Day Jr[9]; 6. 87-Ashlyn Rodriguez[1]; 7. 4-Jodie Robinson[7]; 8. 94-Greg Decaires V[6]; 9. 7Z-Zane Blanchard[2]

Qualifier 1

1. 41-Dominic Scelzi[5]; 2. 14W-Ryan Robinson[6]; 3. 17-Kalib Henry[3]; 4. 6C-Travis Coelho[1]; 5. 73-Tony Gomes[4]; 6. 83SA-Isaiah Vasquez[9]; 7. 15T-Tristan Guardino[7]; 8. 2XM-Max Mittry[10]; 9. 94X-Ben Worth[8]; 10. 22-Keith Day Jr[2]

Qualifier 2

1. 5V-Colby Copeland[4]; 2. 7C-Justyn Cox[1]; 3. 94TH-Kyle Hirst[6]; 4. 17W-Shane Golobic[5]; 5. 7-Steven Kent[2]; 6. 2X-Kaleb Montgomery[3]; 7. 10F-Jared Faria[8]; 8. 18-Grant Champlin[7]; 9. 5A-Daniel Whitley[10]; 10. 87-Ashlyn Rodriguez[9]

Qualifier 3

1. 24-Rico Abreu[2]; 2. 88N-DJ Netto[6]; 3. 35M-Chase Majdic[1]; 4. 83T-Tanner Carrick[4]; 5. 41X-Corey Day[5]; 6. 35-Sean Becker[3]; 7. X1-Andy Forsberg[7]; 8. 67G-Grant Duinkerken[9]; 9. 94-Greg Decaires V[10]; 10. (DNF) 4-Jodie Robinson[8]

 

 

DECAIRE TAKES MONTGOMERY MUST SEE OPENER

October 8, 2021 – Montgomery, Alabama – Montgomery Motor Speedway kicked off the weekends first appearance of the Must See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro to the speedway in grand fashion Friday night. Troy DeCaire collected his second MSR victory of the season to open the first of two nights of racing this weekend.

After setting quick time with a lap of 16.544 seconds, DeCaire would find himself starting seventh due to the inversion. The front row would be made up of Nolan Allison on the pole and Kevin Feeney on the outside.

When the green flag waved Allison assumed the point and DeCaire had worked himself quickly up to fourth. A lap later DeCaire had worked himself into the runner up position. A yellow waved on lap 4 for the turn 1 crash of Todd McQuillen. During the restart, DeCaire was penalized two positions for jumping on the previous restart. We would now line up inside of row two.

Feeney got the jump on the start and DeCaire would secure the lead two laps later and lead the rest of the way by a 4.445 margin of victory over Charlie Schultz. Joe Liguori was third followed by Kevin Feeney and Tom Jewell rounding out the top five.

The 2021 MSR season will conclude Saturday night when the series returns for the second night of racing at Montgomery Motor Speedway.

30 lap feature results:

1. Troy DeCaire (36)
2. Charlie Schultz (9s)
3. Joe Liguori (13)
4. Kevin Feeney (6k)
5. Tom Jewell (7)
6. Adam Biltz (8a)
7. Tommy Nichols (55)
8. Joshua Sexton (90)
9. Nolan Allison (16)
10. Rick Holley (85)
11. Dave Mader III (18)
12. Todd McQuillen (2)
13. Jeff Bloom (26)
DNS Travis Mineau (81)

 

 

DYKSTRA & DOWNEY TAKE ACTION SPRINT TOUR WINS AT THE FALL CLASSIC

By Tommy Goudge

PORT COLBORNE, Ont. (October 2, 2021) – Jacob Dykstra and Allan Downey each took Pinty's Action Sprint Tour A-Main wins during The Fall Classic weekend at Humberstone Speedway.

FRIDAY Jacob Dykstra’s dominant season on the Pinty’s Action Sprint Tour continued on Friday night at The Fall Classic at Humberstone Speedway. Dykstra took his fourth Humberstone win of the year, and 10th overall AST victory of 2021.

Ashton VanEvery and Brett Stratford drew front row starting spots for the 25 lap A-Main with Dykstra and Lucas Smith in row two. Disaster struck for Darren Dryden before the race even started, as he could not get the engine fired in his car; Dryden entered the night fifth in points. Stratford took the lead in turn one when race started, while Dykstra quickly moved into second and Smith took third.

Dykstra caught Stratford just as heavy traffic began to factor into the race, but the yellow flag appeared for a Darrell Pelletier spin with eight laps complete. Dykstra sailed around the outside of Stratford in turns three and four after the restart and took off, while Smith quickly took over the runner-up spot. Dave McKnight brought out the next yellow flag when his top wing flipped over backwards; McKnight had flipped in his heat race and his crew had replaced the wing before the A-Main began.

Dykstra held the lead for the rest of the race to claim his 10th AST win of the season, while Smith took the runner-up spot and Allan Downey moved up to take third from row eight. Stratford finished fourth, followed by Eric Gledhill, Steven Beckett, Nick Sheridan, Dereck Lemyre, Dale Curran, and Rob Neely. Heat races wins were claimed by Smith, Downey, and Dykstra, each earning $100 from the Friday Night Thunder TV crew.

SATURDAY Allan Downey was in the right place at the right time on Saturday night at Humberstone Speedway. Downey inherited the lead in the second night of The Fall Classic after an incident on lap 19. The university professor stayed up front to claim his first Pinty’s Action Sprint Tour win of the season and cut into Jacob Dykstra’s championship points lead in the process.

Brett Stratford and Rob Neely drew front row starting positions for the 25 lap A-Main, and Stratford took the lead with Darren Dryden in tow. Those two opened a gap on the field while Neely, Downey, Austin Roes, Dykstra, and Lucas Smith raced closely for spots in the top five. Dryden was just about to mount a challenge for the lead on lap eight when an Ashton VanEvery spin brought out the yellow flag.

Stratford continued to hold Dryden off after the restart, while Dykstra took over third from Neely and began to reel in the two leaders. Dykstra then went after the second position, but Dryden fought off the challenges as the leaders began to approach traffic. Both drivers closed in on Stratford as the traffic became heavy, and a wild exchange on lap 15 ended with Dykstra making contact with Matt Hill; Dykstra’s car suffered suspension damage as a result of the contact, and the situation went from bad to worse for Dykstra when his left front wheel went under the inside guardrail and did even more damage.

A new challenger went after Dryden and Stratford after the restart, as Lucas Smith had inherited third from Dykstra. Downey had fallen outside the top five at that point, but began to move forward again while Nick Sheridan stayed close behind Smith. Smith slid Dryden for the second position with ten laps to go and worked to track down Stratford, while Sheridan and Dryden raced for third.

Smith was right behind Stratford with seven laps to go and made slight contact with Stratford’s rear nerf bar in turn one; it was enough to send Stratford into a spin, and Dryden got the worst of the resulting chain reaction as he was collected by Stratford’s spinning car end flipped end-over-end in turn two. Sheridan also caught a piece of the incident and suffered minor top wing damage, but he and Stratford both kept moving while the red flag came out for Dryden.

Officials determined that Downey, who was running fifth at the time of the incident, was the first non-involved car and he was given the lead for the restart while Smith was sent to the rear. Stratford and Sheridan were given the second and third positions for the restart, while Dale Curran and Rob Neely inherited top five positions. Meanwhile, Dykstra’s crew had made repairs and he rejoined the race several laps down. Dykstra’s bad night continued when he and Ryan Hunsinger tangled in turn three, which resulted in more damage to Dykstra’s front end and finished his night.

Downey cruised to the win by 1.2 seconds after the final restart, while Stratford and Sheridan nursed their damaged cars home to finish second and third. Curran took fourth after starting in row six, while Dereck Lemyre made a late charge to take a top five in the final race of his lengthy career. Eric Gledhill, Neely, Jonah Mutton, Joshua Hill, and Dan Nanticoke rounded out the top ten. Heat races wins were claimed by Dykstra, Roes, and Downey, each earning $100 from the Friday Night Thunder TV crew.

Jacob Dykstra’s lead in the championship standings now stands at 32 points over Allan Downey, while Nick Sheridan is a further 36 points back in third. Eric Gledhill is 15 points behind Sheridan, followed by Brett Stratford, Lucas Smith, Rob Neely, Darren Dryden, Dereck Lemyre, and Dale Curran.

The Action Sprint Tour will finish the 2021 season and crown a champion at Brockville Ontario Speedway’s Fall Nationals weekend coming up on Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16. Visit www.actionsprinttour.com for more information.

Pinty’s Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Car Series Race Report – Friday, October 1, 2021 Humberstone Speedway Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada

Roster 08 Steven Beckett – Fonthill, Ontario 3S Austin Roes – Mossley, Ontario 4B Darrell Pelletier – Port Perry, Ontario 5D Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, Ontario 7 Eric Gledhill – Thamesford, Ontario MK8 Matt Hill – Ohsweken, Ontario 9C Brian Nanticoke – Ohsweken, Ontario 12DD Darren Dryden – Freelton, Ontario 14 Larry Gledhill – Thamesford, Ontario 19D Allan Downey – Waterloo, Ontario 20 Johnny Miller – Six Nations, Ontario 31 Dale Curran – Bowmanville, Ontario 38 Derek Miller – Six Nations, Ontario 39 Jonah Mutton – Brighton, Ontario BS39 Brett Stratford – Wainfleet, Ontario 45 Nick Sheridan – Mount Brydges, Ontario 48 Lance Erskine – Brantford, Ontario 49L Lucas Smith – Brantford, Ontario 51 Trevor Young – Ancaster, Ontario 56 Dereck Lemyre – Hamilton, Ontario 70MM Dave McKnight – Brampton, Ontario 74 Rob Neely – Rockwood, Ontario 77E Ashton VanEvery – Ohsweken, Ontario 77T Tyeller Powless – Ohsweken, Ontario 94 Ryan Fraser – Rockwood, Ontario 99 Joshua Hill – Ohsweken, Ontario

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – 2:00.880 1. 49L-Lucas Smith[4]; 2. 77E-Ashton VanEvery[2]; 3. 7-Eric Gledhill[6]; 4. 3S-Austin Roes[3]; 5. 94-Ryan Fraser[7]; 6. 99-Joshua Hill[8]; 7. 38-Derek Miller[1]; 8. MK8-Matt Hill[5]; 9. (DNS) 31-Dale Curran

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – NT 1. 19D-Allan Downey[1]; 2. 74-Rob Neely[8]; 3. 08-Steven Beckett[9]; 4. 12DD-Darren Dryden[6]; 5. 4B-Darrell Pelletier[7]; 6. 51-Trevor Young[2]; 7. (DNF) 20-Johnny Miller[5]; 8. (DNF) 70MM-Dave McKnight Jr[4]; 9. (DQ) 9C-Brian Nanticoke[3]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps – NT 1. 5D-Jacob Dykstra[1]; 2. 56-Dereck Lemyre[2]; 3. BS39-Brett Stratford[5]; 4. 77T-Tyeller Powless[3]; 5. 48-Lance Erskine[6]; 6. 39-Jonah Mutton[4]; 7. (DNF) 45-Nick Sheridan[8]; 8. (DNF) 14-Larry Gledhill[7]

A-Main [Started] 25 laps – NT 1. 5D-Jacob Dykstra[3]; 2. 49L-Lucas Smith[4]; 3. 19D-Allan Downey[7]; 4. BS39-Brett Stratford[2]; 5. 7-Eric Gledhill[6]; 6. 08-Steven Beckett[8]; 7. 45-Nick Sheridan[16]; 8. 56-Dereck Lemyre[9]; 9. 31-Dale Curran[24]; 10. 74-Rob Neely[5]; 11. 3S-Austin Roes[11]; 12. 94-Ryan Fraser[12]; 13. 99-Joshua Hill[15]; 14. 20-Johnny Miller[19]; 15. MK8-Matt Hill[21]; 16. 48-Lance Erskine[14]; 17. 77T-Tyeller Powless[13]; 18. 9C-Brian Nanticoke[23]; 19. 14-Larry Gledhill[20]; 20. 77E-Ashton VanEvery[1]; 21. 39-Jonah Mutton[17]; 22. 51-Trevor Young[18]; 23. 4B-Darrell Pelletier[10]; 24. (DNF) 70MM-Dave McKnight Jr[22]; 25. (DNS) 12DD-Darren Dryden; 26. (DNS) 38-Derek Miller A-Main Lap Leaders – Brett Stratford 1-8; Jacob Dykstra 9-25 Margin of Victory – 2.336 seconds Hard Charger – Dale Curran +15

Pinty’s Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Car Series Race Report – Saturday, October 2, 2021 Humberstone Speedway Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada

Roster 2M Steve Murdock – Georgetown, Ontario 3S Austin Roes – Mossley, Ontario 5D Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, Ontario 7 Eric Gledhill – Thamesford, Ontario MK8 Matt Hill – Ohsweken, Ontario 9C Brian Nanticoke – Ohsweken, Ontario 12DD Darren Dryden – Freelton, Ontario 19D Allan Downey – Waterloo, Ontario 20 Johnny Miller – Six Nations, Ontario 31 Dale Curran – Bowmanville, Ontario 38 Derek Miller – Six Nations, Ontario 39 Jonah Mutton – Brighton, Ontario BS39 Brett Stratford – Wainfleet, Ontario 45 Nick Sheridan – Mount Brydges, Ontario 48 Lance Erskine – Brantford, Ontario 49L Lucas Smith – Brantford, Ontario 50LS Adrian Stahle – Kitchener, Ontario 51 Trevor Young – Ancaster, Ontario 52 Ryan Hunsinger – Stouffville, Ontario 56 Dereck Lemyre – Hamilton, Ontario 70MM Dave McKnight – Brampton, Ontario 74 Rob Neely – Rockwood, Ontario 77E Ashton VanEvery – Ohsweken, Ontario 77T Tyeller Powless – Ohsweken, Ontario 94 Ryan Fraser – Rockwood, Ontario 99 Joshua Hill – Ohsweken, Ontario

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – NT 1. 5D-Jacob Dykstra[2]; 2. 45-Nick Sheridan[1]; 3. 56-Dereck Lemyre[4]; 4. 31-Dale Curran[5]; 5. 7-Eric Gledhill[7]; 6. 99-Joshua Hill[3]; 7. 50LS-Adrian Stahle[9]; 8. 94-Ryan Fraser[8]; 9. 20-Johnny Miller[6]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – 2:08.676 1. 3S-Austin Roes[1]; 2. 74-Rob Neely[5]; 3. BS39-Brett Stratford[7]; 4. 49L-Lucas Smith[9]; 5. 9C-Brian Nanticoke[2]; 6. 48-Lance Erskine[6]; 7. 52-Ryan Hunsinger[3]; 8. 38-Derek Miller[8]; 9. MK8-Matt Hill[4]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps – NT 1. 19D-Allan Downey[1]; 2. 12DD-Darren Dryden[4]; 3. 39-Jonah Mutton[3]; 4. 77E-Ashton VanEvery[5]; 5. 2M-Steve Murdock[7]; 6. 51-Trevor Young[8]; 7. 70MM-Dave McKnight Jr[6]; 8. 77T-Tyeller Powless[2]

A-Main [Started] 25 laps – NT 1. 19D-Allan Downey[3]; 2. BS39-Brett Stratford[1]; 3. 45-Nick Sheridan[5]; 4. 31-Dale Curran[11]; 5. 56-Dereck Lemyre[9]; 6. 7-Eric Gledhill[13]; 7. 74-Rob Neely[2]; 8. 39-Jonah Mutton[10]; 9. 99-Joshua Hill[19]; 10. 9C-Brian Nanticoke[17]; 11. 48-Lance Erskine[18]; 12. 3S-Austin Roes[6]; 13. 49L-Lucas Smith[8]; 14. 77T-Tyeller Powless[24]; 15. 2M-Steve Murdock[14]; 16. 20-Johnny Miller[25]; 17. 94-Ryan Fraser[22]; 18. 38-Derek Miller[23]; 19. 51-Trevor Young[15]; 20. 77E-Ashton VanEvery[12]; 21. 70MM-Dave McKnight Jr[20]; 22. (DNF) 50LS-Adrian Stahle[16]; 23. (DNF) 52-Ryan Hunsinger[21]; 24. (DNF) 12DD-Darren Dryden[4]; 25. (DNF) 5D-Jacob Dykstra[7]; 26. (DNF) MK8-Matt Hill[26] A-Main Lap Leaders – Brett Stratford 1- 18; Allan Downey 19-25 Margin of Victory – 1.236 seconds Hard Charger – Joshua Hill +10

Up Next: Friday, October 15, 2021 – Brockville Ontario Speedway – Brockville, Ontario Saturday, October 16, 2021 – Brockville Ontario Speedway – Brockville, Ontario

 

 

POIRIER SWEEPS THE FALL CLASSIC, CLAIMS KNIGHTS OF THUNDER TITLE

By Tommy Goudge

PORT COLBORNE, Ont. (October 2, 2021) – Jordan Poirier swept The Fall Classic weekend at Humberstone Speedway and claimed the inaugural series championship.

FRIDAY Jordan Poirier’s dominance of Humberstone Speedway continued on Friday night as the Quebec driver won the Pinty’s Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car series A-Main on night one of The Fall Classic.

Ryan Turner and Jim Huppunen entered the final weekend of the 2021 season as Poirier’s closest challengers for the 2021 championship. Turner and Huppunen drew front row starting positions for the 25 lap A-Main, while Poirier started in row four. Turner took the early lead, while Poirier made a beeline to the front.

Only one lap was completed before DJ Christie spun in turn three; Turner kept the lead on the restart, while Poirier restarted fourth behind Huppunen and Jamie Turner. Ryan Turner opened a gap when the race restarted, but Poirier began to eat into that advantage after moving to second on lap five. Row ten starter Cory Turner was also advancing through the field early in the race, and moved past Huppunen for the fifth spot on lap nine.

Poirier caught Turner just before the halfway point of the race as both began to encounter traffic. A spirited joust ensued as the two championship contenders traded the lead several times in heavy traffic. Poirier eventually prevailed and went on to claim his seventh win of the season and fourth at Humberstone.

Ryan Turner had trouble getting around some of the lapped cars and settled for the runner-up spot. Cory Turner finished third, followed by Jamie Turner, Josh Hansen, Liam Martin, Travis Cunningham, Jim Huppunen, DJ Christie, and Mikey Kruchka. Heat race wins were claimed by Liam Martin, DJ Christie, and Aaron Turkey, each earning $100 from the Friday Night Thunder TV crew.

SATURDAY Jordan Poirier needed only to take the green flag in Saturday night’s A-Main to clinch the inaugural Pinty’s Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car series championship, but he did much more than that; Poirier put an exclamation point on his championship season by completing a sweep of The Fall Classic at Humberstone Speedway.

Shone Evans and Josh Hansen drew front row starting positions for the final Knights of Thunder event of 2021. Evans got the lead when the green flag dropped, but the race was halted with one lap complete when Holly Porter’s car rolled over in turn two. Porter’s crew worked to replace the damaged top wing, but ran out of time before the race restarted.

Evans held the lead on the restart while Poirier quickly moved into the top three. Evans and Hansen were at the front of the field when the race was halted again for Scott Burk who flipped hard in turn three. Burk climbed out of his car uninjured, but done for the night. Poirier pounced on Hansen after the restart, and stalked Evans for several laps before making the winning move on lap 11. Several spirited battles developed as the green flag stayed out for the remainder of the race, and Poirier encountered heavy traffic.

Poirier was eventually able to get into clear track again and cruise to his eighth win of the season, while Evans fought off Hansen and the Turner brothers – Ryan and Cory – to claim the runner-up spot. Hansen settled for third, followed by Ryan Turner, Cory Turner, Jim Huppunen, DJ Christie, Aaron Turkey, Travis Cunningham, and Tyler Rand. Heat races for the season finale were claimed by Poirier, Huppunen, and Hansen, each earning $100 from the Friday Night Thunder TV crew.

Poirier finished 57 points ahead of Ryan Turner in the final championship standings, earning $5,000 for the title along with a Pinty’s VIP package for the 2022 Bristol Dirt Race and the coveted knight’s helm. The top ten drivers in points earned at least $1,000 from the 2021 points fund, including Ryan Turner, Jim Huppunen, Josh Hansen, DJ Christie, Travis Cunningham, Cory Turner, Liam Martin, Tyler Rand, and Jamie Turner.

Series officials wish to sincerely thank all drivers, teams, officials, track operators, sponsors, and fans for their support of the inaugural Pinty’s Knights of Thunder season. A total of 39 drivers participated in at least one Pinty’s Knights of Thunder event in 2021, with four drivers – Jordan Poirier (8), Jim Huppunen (2), DJ Christie (2), and Ryan Turner (1) – claiming at least one victor’s sword.

Make sure to visit the official website and social media pages of the Knights of Thunder for news and updates on the 2022 season!

Pinty’s Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car Series Race Report – Friday, October 1, 2021 Humberstone Speedway Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada

Roster 0 Jim Huppunen – Fenwick, Ontario 01K Mikey Kruchka – Hamilton, Ontario 1 Holly Porter – Dorchester, Ontario 5 DJ Christie – Beachville, Ontario 9 Liam Martin – Binbrook, Ontario 9B Scott Burk – Charing Cross, Ontario 11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre, Ontario 11J Chris Jones – Picton, Ontario 13 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre, Ontario 15 Dan Nanticoke – Ohsweken, Ontario 18 Mike Thorne – Caledonia, Ontario 27 Paul Ballantyne – Brantford, Ontario 28 Jordan Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec 68 Aaron Turkey – Ohsweken, Ontario 70 Baily Heard – Niagara Falls, Ontario 84 Tyler Rand – Picton, Ontario 87X Shone Evans – Scotland, Ontario 88H Josh Hansen – Beamsville, Ontario 90 Travis Cunningham – Grimsby, Ontario 91 Ryan Turner – Dunnville, Ontario

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – NT 1. 5-DJ Christie[5]; 2. 11-Jamie Turner[3]; 3. 88H-Josh Hansen[6]; 4. 9B-Scott Burk[1]; 5. 90-Travis Cunningham[2]; 6. 70-Baily Heard[4]; 7. 27-Paul Ballantyne[7]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – 1:57.240 1. 9-Liam Martin[3]; 2. 0-Jim Huppunen[1]; 3. 91-Ryan Turner[4]; 4. 01K-Mikey Kruchka[5]; 5. 11J-Chris Jones[2]; 6. (DNF) 18-Mike Thorne[6]; 7. (DNS) 84-Tyler Rand

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps – 1:58.329 1. 68-Aaron Turkey[1]; 2. 28-Jordan Poirier[4]; 3. 13-Cory Turner[3]; 4. 15-Dan Nanticoke[2]; 5. 87X-Shone Evans[5]; 6. 1-Holly Porter[6]

A-Main [Started] 25 laps – NT 1. 28-Jordan Poirier[8]; 2. 91-Ryan Turner[1]; 3. 13-Cory Turner[9]; 4. 11-Jamie Turner[7]; 5. 88H-Josh Hansen[6]; 6. 9-Liam Martin[5]; 7. 90-Travis Cunningham[14]; 8. 0-Jim Huppunen[2]; 9. 5-DJ Christie[3]; 10. 01K-Mikey Kruchka[10]; 11. 68-Aaron Turkey[4]; 12. 9B-Scott Burk[12]; 13. 87X-Shone Evans[13]; 14. 15-Dan Nanticoke[11]; 15. 84-Tyler Rand[20]; 16. 11J-Chris Jones[15]; 17. 70-Baily Heard[17]; 18. 1-Holly Porter[16]; 19. 27-Paul Ballantyne[18]; 20. (DNF) 18-Mike Thorne[19] A-Main Lap Leaders – Ryan Turner 1-13, 15; Jordan Poirier 14, 16-25 Margin of Victory – 4.273 seconds Hard Charger – Jordan Poirier +7

Pinty’s Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car Series Race Report – Saturday, October 2, 2021 Humberstone Speedway Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada

Roster 0 Jim Huppunen – Fenwick, Ontario 1 Holly Porter – Dorchester, Ontario 5 DJ Christie – Beachville, Ontario 9 Liam Martin – Binbrook, Ontario 9B Scott Burk – Charing Cross, Ontario 11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre, Ontario 11J Chris Jones – Picton, Ontario 13 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre, Ontario 15 Dan Nanticoke – Ohsweken, Ontario 18 Mike Thorne – Caledonia, Ontario 27 Paul Ballantyne – Brantford, Ontario 28 Jordan Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec 46 Kevin Pauls – St. Catharines, Ontario 68 Aaron Turkey – Ohsweken, Ontario 70 Baily Heard – Niagara Falls, Ontario 84 Tyler Rand – Picton, Ontario 87X Shone Evans – Scotland, Ontario 88H Josh Hansen – Beamsville, Ontario 90 Travis Cunningham – Grimsby, Ontario 91 Ryan Turner – Dunnville, Ontario

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – 2:11.511 1. 28-Jordan Poirier[6]; 2. 70-Baily Heard[2]; 3. 87X-Shone Evans[3]; 4. 84-Tyler Rand[1]; 5. 11J-Chris Jones[4]; 6. 11-Jamie Turner[5]; 7. (DNS) 18-Mike Thorne

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – 2:09.297 1. 0-Jim Huppunen[1]; 2. 5-DJ Christie[3]; 3. 91-Ryan Turner[5]; 4. 68-Aaron Turkey[4]; 5. 1-Holly Porter[6]; 6. 46-Kevin Pauls[2]; 7. 27-Paul Ballantyne[7]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps – 2:11.080 1. 88H-Josh Hansen[2]; 2. 13-Cory Turner[3]; 3. 90-Travis Cunningham[1]; 4. 9-Liam Martin[5]; 5. 9B-Scott Burk[4]; 6. 15-Dan Nanticoke[6]

A-Main [Started] 25 laps – NT 1. 28-Jordan Poirier[5]; 2. 87X-Shone Evans[1]; 3. 88H-Josh Hansen[2]; 4. 91-Ryan Turner[7]; 5. 13-Cory Turner[6]; 6. 0-Jim Huppunen[8]; 7. 5-DJ Christie[3]; 8. 68-Aaron Turkey[11]; 9. 90-Travis Cunningham[10]; 10. 84-Tyler Rand[13]; 11. 9-Liam Martin[9]; 12. 11J-Chris Jones[14]; 13. 11-Jamie Turner[17]; 14. 15-Dan Nanticoke[16]; 15. 70-Baily Heard[4]; 16. 46-Kevin Pauls[18]; 17. (DNF) 9B-Scott Burk[15]; 18. (DNF) 1-Holly Porter[12]; 19. (DNF) 27-Paul Ballantyne[19]; 20. (DNS) 18 Mike Thorne[20] A-Main Lap Leaders – Shone Evans 1-10; Jordan Poirier 11-25 Margin of Victory – 8.565 seconds Hard Charger – Jordan Poirier +4

 

 

Chris Myers and Henry Hornsby III Grab Wins at Finale at the Valley in Front of Packed House

Ohio Valley Speedway October 4th, 2021

(Washington, WV) In a successful but rain plagued season the Ohio Valley Speedway put the finishing touches on the 2021 racing season this past Saturday with the running of the traditional Finale at the Valley. With nearly 140 race cars entering thru the gate, competition was high and racing action would be tremendous all evening long at the legendary Lubeck facility. A packed house and a blistering fast and superb racing surface would see a new track record in the Sprint Cars would parlay into a fantastic night of action. Picking up coveted Finale at the Valley hardware were Chris Myers, Henry Hornsby III, Thomas Baker, KC Burdette, Lance Weppler and Jacob Hughes.

It was also ‘Suicide Awareness Night’ as the speedway would pay tribute to those lost too soon and help create awareness and funds for the ‘You Are Not Alone’ campaign. A hearty thank you from the track management for all those that helped and contributed to such a great cause and your much appreciated help and generosity will continue to make a difference in this worthy cause.

A very fast track would await the winged warriors of the OVSCA Sprint series with great racing throughout the field that would see Pete Smith Memorial winner Jamie Myers set the eventual early pace mixing it up with Wayne McPeek. Sliders and cushion banging was the story line throughout the 25-lap affair but all eyes would turn to Chris Myers aboard the 38k machine as the talented wheelman would vault to the top spot late in the race to secure the impressive win. Following Myers across the stripe was a charging Kory Crabtree, Jamie Myers, Andre Layfield and Ricky Peterson. Crabtree would set a new track record in qualifications with Crabtree and Jamie Myers collecting heat race wins.

In the Las Trancas Super Late Model feature event it was Beckley, WV’s Henry Hornsby making his first appearance of the season a profitable one as the likeable driver would hold off a bevy of talented wheelman to secure the win. A splendid race in which at the race midpoint would see the top four drivers under a blanket in lapped traffic thrilling fans from beginning to end. Hornsby would eventually hold off all challengers to secure the $2,000 payday ahead of 2021 track champion Ronnie Mayle, Chris Carpenter, Tyler Carpenter and Ed Shuman rounding out the top five. Ronnie Mayle would lay claim to the Ohio Valley Speedway Las Trancas Super Late Model track championship.

The Steel Block Late Model series would roll into town with a quality field. A wild and woolly finish would see race long leader Zach Milbee glance off the wall in turn 2 and collect 2nd running Corey Delancey allowing the ‘Moonman’ Thomas Baker to roll around the slowed duo with just two laps to go to collect the feature win. Following the excited Baker in victory lane was Tyler Riggs, Dustin Sprouse, TJ Watson and Glynn Booth rounding out the top five.

A stellar group of UMP Modifieds would take to the track with Parkersburg, WV’s KC Burdette blitzing the 23 car field enroute to the feature win. Following Burdette to the pay window was a great run by Chad Smith, Travis Dickson, Tyler Carpenter and Kyle Bond completing your top five. Securing the 2021 UMP Modified track championship was Coleman Evans of Mineral Wells, WV.

In the Pike Street Lanes Sportmod division a very stout field of 32 competitors would roll thru the gates looking for the $800 first prize. Picking up his 3rd win of the season at the Valley was Marietta, Ohio’s Lance Weppler. Finishing behind the winner was Matt Fizer, who would rally from an early race mishap back to the runner up position in impressive fashion, Randy Kerns, 2021 track champion Toby Wilson and Dawson Newell would round out the top five.

Tom Adkins would make a rare stop at the Ohio Valley Speedway and appear poised to collect the win in the Bill’s Auto Salvage 4 Cylinder division but a late race flat tire would relegate Adkins to the infield. This would put Jacob Hughes at the point and the driver of the sharp looking #5 machine has become no stranger to the Ohio Valley Speedway victory lane this season. The Marietta, Ohio driver would put his ride back in the victory circle for the 6th time in 2021. Following Hughes across the line was Josh Ayers, Larry Fizer, Justin Carpenter and 2021 Ohio Valley Speedway 4 Cylinder track champion Sam Dickel.

Congratulations to the 2021 Ohio Valley Speedway track champions including Ronnie Mayle in the Las Trancas Super Late Models, Coleman Evans in the UMP Modified division, Toby Wilson in the Pike Street Lanes Sportmods, Sam Dickel in the Bill’s Auto Salvage 4 Cylinder class and Isaac McLeish and Logan Perine in the Mike’s Auto Body WRA Mini Wedges.

Thanks to all the racers and fans that supported the Ohio Valley Speedway this season and we look forward to a great 2022 season.

Ohio Valley Speedway Feature Results for Saturday, October 2nd Finale at the Valley

OVSCA Sprint Feature: Chris Myers, Kory Crabtree, Jamie Myers, Andre Layfield, Ricky Peterson, Wayne McPeek, Josh Davis, Tyler Street, Dave Dickson, Reese Saldana, Lance Webb, Greg Mitchell, Eric Martin, Benny Hickel

 

 

 

Silver Dollar Speedway

Kalib Henry Drives to a Fall Nationals Title

(10-02-21) Chico, CA…A robust 69-winged 360 sprint cars lined the pit area of the Silver Dollar Speedway Saturday night October 2nd. The allure was not only the $5,000 winner’s payday but the chance to call yourself a Fall Nationals in Tribute to Stephen Allard winner. That is exactly what Kalib Henry and the McColloch racing No. 17 was able to shout out in victory lane after an exciting 40-lap finale. Henry started the main event in 10th and rocketed towards the top right away. By lap 25 he had taken the lead away from seventh place starting Corey Day. Henry led the final 15 laps with ease. The win was also exciting for the 21-year-old driver because it marked his first career winged sprint car win at Chico. “I used to run here on Friday nights and was never able to get a win,” said Henry. Tonight, he added his name to a long list of race winners at the Silver Dollar Speedway.

Second spot went to Justin Sanders who led the first ten laps of the feature event. Sanders was passed by Corey Day on lap 11. On lap 20 Sanders fell to third when Henry passed him. On lap 25, Day fell from the lead to third. Sanders moved back into second but was never able to catch Henry. Day finished third and will one day soon capture his first career win at Chico. Five-time Fall Nationals champion Tim Kaeding started ninth and quickly moved to fourth by lap 13. From there Kaeding neither gained a spot or lost the spot and finished fourth. The hard charger of the night was Colby Copeland. He came straight out of the B main, started last and charged his way to a fifth-place finish. What a triumph for him and his team.

The Hobby Stock main evert was excellent. The lead of the race changed spots for the first eight laps of the race. Yet, once Bill Patterson took the lead on lap eight, he never looked back. He withstood heavy pressure from Toby Merrifield and Todd Cooper near the end of the race to get the popular win. Patterson just recently came back into racing and looks like he made the right decision to get behind the wheel. Four different drivers had a share of the lead during those first eight laps. Todd Cooper, Zach Lindgren, and Kyle Cheney joined Patterson as early leaders. Jacob Johnson moved into second on lap 10 but a mechanical issue sidelined him on lap 13. Cooper finished in second place. Merrifield came across the finish line in third. Tenth place starting Aaron Flournoy finished fourth. Fifth place went to last nights winner Shannon Collins.

Jacob Johnson, James West, and Joe Gillock each won their eight-lap heat race. A total of 19 Hobby Stocks attended tonight’s race.

Jodie Robinson won the 15-lap B main event. Willie Croft ran second. Copeland third and Tanner Holmes in fourth. Brian McGahan Jr. and John Clarke each won their 12-lap C main events. Dominic Scelzi was fastest in group two qualifying at a 12.067. Ryan Robinson was fastest in group one with a 12.111.

Full results at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1922929

 

 

Derek Hauck Wires Field for Clinton County’s Sprint Car Nittany 40 …Greesman takes CW Smith Memorial Honors

MILL HALL, PA – Derek Hauck of Allenwood topped the field of 33 RaceSaver sprint cars to claim the Nittany 40 championship on Saturday at the Clinton County Speedway. Jason Geesman was victorious in the CW Smith Memorial for the Pro Stocks. Jeffrey Weaver of Lock Haven won the 270, Johnny Smith of Scranton won the 600 Micro Sprints and Shawn Stahl won the 4 Cylinder feature event.

Derek Hauck and Dylan Proctor brought the full field of RaceSaver Sprint cars to the green lap of the 40 main event. Hauck led the first lap with Proctor and Garret Bard in pursuit. On lap number two, Bard brought out the first caution of the event when he spun in turn number two. Following the restart, Hauck maintained the lead while Ken Duke Jr. battled with Proctor for the runner up position. Duke made the pass for second, while seventh place starter Jared Zionkowski took the third spot on lap number four. By lap number eight, Hauck had caught the rear of the field and began to encounter lapped traffic. The top three worked their way through lapped traffic.

A lap fourteen caution occurred when Nathan Gramley slowed going down the back stretch. Again, Duke and Zionkowski were looking for an opportunity to steal the top spot from Hauck. On lap 15, Hauck led Duke, Zionkowski, Scott Lutz and Dominic Melair. By lap 21, Hauck again caught the rear of the field and put a lapped car between him and Duke. Duke quickly cleared the lapped car and hoped for Hauck to make a mistake. On lap 22, Kruz Kepner’s car broke sending him out over the turn three and four embankment bringing out the caution once again.

Hauck brought the field back to speed with Duke, Zionkowski, Melair and Proctor in the top five running order. On lap twenty eight, Hauck began to dice through lapped traffic with Duke and Zionkowski in close contention. The top three weaved their way through traffic for the final twelve laps. When the checkered flag waved Hauck was the first to cross the line by 1.195 seconds over Duke, Zionkowski, Melair and Proctor. Sixth through tenth were Josh Beamer, Tylor Cochran, Matt Tebbs, Scott Lutz, and Garrett Bard. Heat races were won by Lutz, Zionkowski, Bard and Hauck. Lutz set a new 1 lap track record with a time of 12.983 seconds during time-trials. The B-Main was won by Ryan Lynn.

Tommy Dawson and AJ Hoffman lead the field of Pro Stocks to the line for the start of the CW Smith Memorial 50 lap main event. Hoffman led the opening laps. On lap number five, fourth place starter AJ Stroup took the lead while Cory Long, Brandon Moser and Brad Benton battled for the top five. Three cars tangled in turns one and two to bring out the caution on lap number six. Stroup continued to lead the race with Hoffman, Long and Moser in a contested battle for the lead. On lap number nine, the caution flag waved for Chris Orwig, who took his car to the pits. One lap later an accident occurred between Noah Jensen and Jason Smith forcing both cars to the pit area. By lap number 11, Geesman who started third, but drifted back to fifth, rebounded into the runner up position.

By lap 15, Stroup was holding off Geesman, Moser, Long and Dawson as the top five. On lap number 19, Long and Moser touched causing Long to spin, while Moser went to the pits with a flat tire. Geesman used the restart to get a run at Stoup and took the lead. At the midway point of the race, Geesman led Stroup, Hoffman, Dawson, and Ray Rothfuss. Corey Long and Moser, who went to the rear of the field for cautions, began to work their way back towards the front. By lap number 30 Long entered the top five, and by lap 36 had moved into the second spot. Moser re-entered the top five on lap number 34 and took the fourth spot from Stroup on lap 37. With ten laps remaining, Geesman led Long, Moser, Stroup, and Hoffman. The field entered lapped traffic with four laps to go. Geesaman was able to claim the win over Long, Moser, Stroup, and Hoffman. Sixth through tenth were Dawson, Mike Koser, Rothfuss, Thomas Moon, and Rooster Peters. Heat races were won by Stroup, Moser, and Jason Smith.

Jeffrey Weaver charged from the third position to take the lead by the completion of lap number one in the 270 Micro Sprint feature. Shaun Musser was running in second until lap number twelve, when Tyler Clowes took the runner up position. Weaver led every lap of the 15 lap feature for the win, tying for third on the all time win list with former Thunder Car and Late Model Champion, George Fultz. Clowes took second, Skeetz Hockenbrock advanced from deep in the pack to take third followed by Jillian Maurer and Logan Hammaker. Heats were won by Clowes and Weaver.

In the 600 Micro Sprints, Johnny Smith led every lap to earn the victory. Weaver finished second, Holden was third and Jeff Gyunia was fourth.

Shawn Stahl led the opening laps of the 4 Cylinder main event. Fourth place starter Cody Stover led lap three and four, then hit the wall and took his car to the pit area. Stahl inherited the lead and led the remaining laps to his first win of the year. Blake Snyder took the second position on lap number nine. Dillan Craft and Chris Small battled for third and fourth, while Joey Snook finished fifth. Heats were won by Stahl, John Bower and Cody Stover.

The Clinton County Speedway returns this Saturday for the 2021 Season Finale. Strouse Electric will present the Super Late Models for $5,000 to win the 50 lap main event. The Pro Stocks, 270 Micro Sprints and the 4 Cylinders will be part of the four division show. Gates will open at 1PM, Hot laps at 4PM and racing begins at 4:30PM. For more speedway information visit www.ClintonCountySpeedway.com

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RACESAVER SPRINTS: 1. Derek Hauck 2. Ken Duke Jr. 3. Jared Zionkowski 4. Dominic Melair 5. Dylan Proctor 6. Josh Beamer 7. Tylor Cochran 8. Matt Tebbs 9. Scott Lutz 10. Garret Bard 11. Jarrett Cavalet 12. Jeffrey Weaver 13. Mike Melair 14. Mike Alleman 15. Dustin Prettyleaf 16. Dakota Schweikart 17. Ryan Lynn 18. Dale Schweikart 19. Jason Roush 20. Robbie Bartchey 21. Reed Thompson 22. Will Brunson 23. Kruz Kepner 24. Drew Young 25. Nathan Gramley DNS: Hayden Walizer, Fred Arnold, Austin Greenland, Chris Kreider, Dave Guss Jr. Josh Fox, Zach Rhodes, Erick Knopp

PRO STOCKS: 1. Jason Geesman 2. Cory Long 3. Brandon Moser 4. AJ Stroup 5. AJ Hoffman 6. Tommy Dawson 7. Mike Koser 8. Thomas Moon 9. Ray Rothfuss 10. Rooster Peters 11. Ron Benton 12. Bradley Benton 13. Curtis Lawton 14. Jason Smith 15. Noah Jensen 16. Kris Orwig Sr. 17. Robert Tressler 18. Gary Mellott 19. Mike Gray DNS Rich Fye, Noah Kissinger, John Zimmerman

270 MICROS: 1. Jeffrey Weaver 2. Tyler Clowes 3. Skeetz Hockenbrock. 4. Jillian Maurer 5. Logan Hammaker 6. Mitchell Holden 7. Mac Wert 8. Hunter Zimmerman 9. Shaun Musser 10. Levi Brungard 11. Cory Stabley 12. Evan Dickey

600 MICROS: 1. Johnny Smith 2. Jeffrey Weaver 3. Mitchell Holden 4. Jeff Gyuina

4 CYLINDERS: 1. Shawn Stahl 2. Blake Snyder 3. Dillan Craft 4. Chris Small 5. Joey Snook 6. Donald Wynn 7. Anthony Peter 8. John Baney 9. Chelsea Harris 10. Zach Rill 11. Tim Muthler 12. Tyler Shahl 13. Donnie Wagner 14. Brooke Potter 15. Coty Maines 16. Larry Beacher Jr. 17. Emily Brouse 18. Cody Stover 19. Bryan Hackenberg 20. Andrew Ricketts 21. Paul Young 22. John Bower DNS: Hunter Flook, Keith Haagen

 

 

Vanderboom closes 2021 MSA campaign with Beaver Dam Raceway triumph

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) October 2, 2021 – The 2021 Akright Auto Parts of Sheboygan Falls Midwest Sprint Car Association season fittingly ended very much like it began with a thrilling duel for the lead in heavy lapped traffic in the closing laps of the 25-lap A main at the birthplace of Winged 360 Sprint Car racing in southeastern Wisconsin – Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam. Wis. on Saturday, Oct. 2.

While the 2021 MSA season opener on April 17 saw 2011 series champion Ben Schmidt of Plymouth nip 2021 MSA and Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car champion Travis Arenz of Sheboygan Falls in dense lapped traffic to steal the victory on the final lap, the non-points season finale main event saw Jack Vanderboom of Dousman outduel Arenz in the closing laps to claim his second career 25-lap MSA triumph in the 2021 curtain closer.
Vanderboom, who started on the outside of the front row, outpowered polesitter Tim Haddy of Waupun to grab the lead on the opening lap of the 25-lap MSA headliner.

On lap 2, Arenz moved in from his fourth starting spot to seize second in the running order on the well-manicured, multi-grove Beaver Dam Raceway track surface. On lap 6, Vanderboom hit lapped traffic, which allowed Arenz to cut the gap along the high line of the third-mile clay oval.

On lap 7, Arenz dove low to briefly take the lead in turn two. However, Vanderboom fended off Arenz’s charge to retain the lead heading down the back stretch.

One lap later, a red flag appeared when Tim Haddy flipped in turn two. Five-time MSA champion Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee, who started seventh, used a strong restart to slip past Arenz for second on lap 8.

By lap 13, Vanderboom again caught the back of the field and went to work slicing his way through slower traffic. Arenz dialed up his efforts in thick lapped traffic over the final five laps as he regained second from Davis on lap 21 and rapidly closed in on the leader along the cushion.

Arenz advanced to within striking distance on lap 24 and remained close to Vanderboom throughout the final lap, but he was unable to draw near enough to set up a pass attempt as Vanderboom went on to claim his second career MSA A-main triumph and his second main event victory in the span of a week.

Arenz hung on to take second, Davis was third, second-year driver Alex Pokorski of West Bend, who started fifth, recorded a career-best fourth-place showing in the last-ever MSA event for his Pokorski Motorsports team and three-time Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car champion Donny Goeden of Kewaskum returned to the seat of an MSA Sprint Car for the first time in five years to record a fifth-place finish behind the wheel of the No. 44 car normally driven by Jason Johnson, after starting sixth.

The 27th full MSA 360 Sprint Car Series racing event of the 2021 campaign, which was held as the second half of the two-day Wingless Nationals event, featured 21 MSA 360 Sprint Cars for the series’ fifth and final appearance of the season at the third-mile Beaver Dam Raceway facility.

Travis Arenz turned in the fastest MSA qualifying lap with a time of 13.026 seconds.

MSA heat race victories went to Jack Vanderboom, Tim Haddy and Travis Arenz.

For updates on the 2022 Midwest Sprint Car Association season, visit www.msasprints.com or check out the Midwest Sprint Car Association Facebook page.

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Midwest Sprint Car Association
Beaver Dam Raceway
Beaver Dam, Wis.
October 2, 2021

QUALIFYING
1, Travis Arenz 13.026 2, Kevin Karnitz 13.077 3, Lance Fassbender 13.150 4, Donny Goeden 13.179 5, Tony Wondra 13.209 6, Alex Pokorski 13.273 7, Tim Haddy 13.283 8, Will Gerrits 13.299 9, Justin Miller 13.354 10, Jack Vanderboom 13.463 11, Kurt Davis 13.469 12, Katelyn Krebsbach 13.488 13, Clayton Rossmann 13.546 14, Bill Taylor 13.555 15, Dylan Winkel 13.621 16, Tyler Davis 13.641 17, Cole Possi 13.678 18, Jordan Paulsen 13.871 19, Josh Teunissen 14.073 20, Jeremy Hunt 14.180 21, Preston Ruh 14.193.

HEAT 1
1, Jack Vanderboom 2, Jordan Paulsen 3, Kurt Davis 4, Katelyn Krebsbach 5, Preston Ruh 6, Josh Teunissen 7, Jeremy Hunt.

HEAT 2
1, Tim Haddy 2, Alex Pokorski 3, Justin Miller 4, Tony Wondra 5, Lance Fassbender 6, Bill Taylor 7, Dylan Winkel.

HEAT 3
1, Travis Arenz 2, Donny Goeden 3, Kevin Karnitz 4, Tyler Davis 5, Clayton Rossmann 6, Will Gerrits 7, Cole Possi.

A MAIN
1, Jack Vanderboom 2, Travis Arenz 3, Kurt Davis 4, Alex Pokorski 5, Donny Goeden 6, Kevin Karnitz 7, Jordan Paulsen 8, Tyler Davis 9, Will Gerrits 10, Justin Miller 11, Tony Wondra 12, Cole Possi 13, Bill Taylor 14, Katelyn Krebsbach 15, Dylan Winkel 16, Lance Fassbender 17, Josh Teunissen 18, Clayton Rossmann 19, Jeremy Hunt 20, Preston Ruh 21, Tim Haddy.

 

 

PRICKETT SCORES SIXTH WMR WIN OF 2021 AT ADOBE MOUNTAIN

GLENDALE, ARIZ. (October 3, 2021) – David Prickett of Fresno made gains on the Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction championship battle on Saturday with a wire-to-wire win at Adobe Mountain Speedway in Glendale, Ariz. Prickett led all 25-laps for his sixth points triumph of the 2021 campaign to close within eight points of Brentwood’s Blake Bower.

Las Vegas’ Kyle Hawse and Arizona’s Nathan High split the eight lap heat races for the 13-car field of stock production-powered Midgets. A three car inversion placed Prickett on the pole in Cameron Beard’s No. 24 entry. Hawse started outside pole on the 1/5th mile dirt oval.

High passed Hawse for second but Hawse was able to retake the position in the final laps for a career-best effort. High finished third followed by Santa Paula, Calif.’s Megan Moorhead. Tyler Rodriguez earned his series best result with a fifth-place finish as well.

Western Midget Racing returns to California this weekend for its final 2021 engagement at Petaluma Speedway.

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October 2, 2021 – Adobe Mountain Speedway (Glendale, Ariz.) Results

HEAT 1 (8 laps) – 1. 20 Kyle Hawse; HEAT 2 (8 laps) – 1. 3AZ Nathan High

FEATURE (25 laps) – 1. 24 David Prickett [1]; 2. 20 Kyle Hawse [2]; 3. 3AZ Nathan High [3]; 4. 20w Megan Moorhead [5]; 5. 55 Tyler Rodriguez [4]; 6. 22q Rocky Silva [8]; 7. 74 Greg Jewett [9]; 8. 5 Drake Edwards [6]; 10. 31 Todd Hawse [10]; 11. 7 Ashton Corey [11]; 12. 29a Cory Brown [7]; 13. 57 Kyle Huttenhow [12]

NEXT RACE: October 9 Petaluma Speedway (Petaluma, Calif.)

 

 

Daison Pursley Finishes Fall Brawl Weekend on Top at Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex

Sweet Springs, MO. (10/02/2021) Daison Pursley out of Locust Grove, OK. finished off the Fall Brawl Weekend at Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex with a trip to Victory Lane. Pursley found himself dominating the competition at the short track for night No. 2 on the weekend by capturing Auto Meter Heat Race No. 3 and earning himself the Max Papis Innovations High Point Man to start on the pole of the 30-lap main event.

As the field came around for the green flag, the pole sitter Daison Pursley jumped out to the early lead, and brought teammate Buddy Kofoid with him to follow along in the second position. Right off the bat two instant cautions brought the field to a single file restart, and Pursley still prevailed with the lead. Keith Kunz Motorsports teammates ran positions one, two, and three as the field navigated through lapped traffic only 10 laps in. Kofoid found himself catching Pursley in traffic right as the red flag came out for Taylor Reimer in turn 3&4.

With eleven laps completed, Pursley brought the 25 car field back to green. Kofoid slid Pursley to try and take over the lead once again, but Pursley pulled ahead. Behind the leaders, the current Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Points leader, Bryant Wiedeman and Kaylee Bryson trade positions for third. Wiedeman claimed the position as Bryson bobbled the cushion in turn four and came to a stop. As the field came back to green, Pursley led, Kofoid second, Wiedeman in third, Andrew Felker in fourth and Tanner Berryhill in fifth.

The top five cars space themselves out but positions six through ten battle five wide around the track to gain positions. Pursley gaps himself from second place and rode the top side to find himself in Lucas Oil POWRi League Victory Lane for the fourth time this season at Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex. Buddy Kofoid finished second, Andrew Felker in third, Bryant Wiedeman in fourth, and Jace Park rounded out the top five.

Midgets Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat 1 Winner: 08-Cannon McIntosh

MVT Services Heat 2 Winner: 21-Emilio Hoover

Auto Meter Heat 3 Winner: 71K-Daison Pursley

Max Papis Innovations High Point: 71K-Daison Pursley

TRD Hard Charger: 87-Jace Park

Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 71K-Daison Pursley

POWRi Lucas Oil National & West Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 71K-Daison Pursley 2. 67-Buddy Kofoid 3. 11A-Andrew Felker 4. 01-Bryant Wiedeman 5. 87-Jace Park 6. 26-Chance Crum 7. 17-Tanner Berryhill 8. 08-Cannon McIntosh 9. 97-Brenham Crouch 10. 21K-Karter Sarff 11. 50-Daniel Adler 12. 321-Chad Winfrey 13. 71-Kaylee Bryson 14. 17A-Austin Brown 15. 10-Garet Williamson 16. 67K-Cade Lewis 17. 86-Brent Crews 18. 44-Branigan Roark 19. 21-Emilio Hoover 20. 25-Taylor Reimer 21. 7U-Kyle Jones 22. 00-Chase McDermand 23. 15-Natalie Doney 24. 60E-Mark Billings 25. 2C-Trevor Casey

The Lucas Oil POWRi National & West Midget Leagues will be back in action October 14-16 in Oklahoma.

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Silver Dollar Speedway

Tanner Carrick Shines on Opening Night of Fall Nationals

(10-01-21) Chico, CA…Tanner Carrick earned a hard-fought win during opening night of the 28th Pacific Sprint Fall Nationals in tribute to Stephen Allard. Carrick picked up a $300 bonus from Country Builders Construction that added to his $3,000 opening night win. It was Carrick’s second win of the year at Chico. An abundance of 66-winged sprint cars entered the first night of racing with more expected tomorrow night.

Andy Forsberg won the 8-lap, 8-car dash which earned him the front row starting spot. Forsberg took advantage of his starting spot and led the first 10-laps. Forsberg looked to be the driver to beat until lap 10 when his car bounced through a hole in turn one and offset his car enough for Tanner Carrick to pass him. On lap 16, the leaders where in heavy traffic. This allowed Forsberg the chance to pass Carrick and retake the lead. It was heartbreak city for Forsberg on lap 19 when he seemed to hit the same hole in turn one and the car begin to dance wildly and uncontrollably off the edge of the track. Carrick zoomed by as did eight other drivers. Forsberg ultimately pulled off one lap later.

On lap 23 Kyle Hirst drove by Carrick on the top of the track. Hirst seemed poised to go on and win the show. A lap 25 yellow slowed the event and would set up a five-lap dash to the win. Hirst had been a rocket ship up top, and, on the restart, it is where he drove the Tiner/Hirst House car. Carrick dove back to the bottom and the race was on for the win. As the two raced side by side the next lap, it was Carrick who took the lead back for good on lap 27. Carrick went on to win by over a full second. Hirst was second. A late race charge by Kalib Henry moved him into a third-place finish. Justin Sanders was solid all night and finished fourth. Kaleb Montgomery rounded out the top five. The fans loved the great racing.

Colby Johnson won the 15-lap B main event. Bobby Butler won the first C main event. Andy Gregg dominated the second C main event. Kyle Hirst picked up $150 from ManCamp Motorsports by turning the fastest lap in group one. His time was a 12.001. Kalib Henry rocketed to an 11.951 in group two and grabbed the other $150 cash bonus.

Shannon Collins was declared the winner of the 20-lap Hobby Stock main event after the car who finished first was disqualified after a post-race inspection. Collins did a great job in winning the star-studded event. Donny Deeter was solid and finished second. James West ran in the third spot. Robert Warf finished fourth. Kyle Allen rounded out the top five. Twenty-one cars started the main event. Only seven cars were running at the end. Numerous yellow flags slowed the event.

Collins clean swept the night by also winning the first heat race. Keith Ross got the win in heat two. John Johnson won an action packed third heat race. Overall, 24 Hobby Stocks entered tonight’s show. The Hobby Stocks are set to return the following night.

Full results are on-line at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1921981

 

 

Arenz storms to 11th MSA triumph of 2021 campaign

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) October 1, 2021 – After wrapping up his first career Midwest Sprint Car Association and Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car season points titles last week, Travis Arenz of Sheboygan Falls continued his dream season by capturing his 11th A-main victory of the 2021 season in a non-points 25-lap Akright Auto Parts of Sheboygan Falls MSA main event Friday, Oct. 1 at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis.

The 26th MSA 360 Sprint Car Series racing event of the 2021 campaign, which was held as the first half of the two-day Wingless Nationals event, drew a solid field of 28 MSA 360 Sprint Cars for the series’ fourth appearance of the season at the third-mile Beaver Dam Raceway facility.

Outside front row starter Kevin Karnitz of West Bend powered past polesitter Tyler Davis of Franklin to grab the lead on the opening lap of the MSA headliner.

On lap 2, fourth starter Travis Arenz worked the outside groove of the lightning fast and tacky track surface to assume the top spot exiting turn two. Arenz wasted no time in building up a half-straightaway lead over Karnitz by lap 5.

One lap later, Arenz caught the back of the field and began the process of slicing his way through slower traffic. As Arenz extended his advantage in dense lapped traffic, the first of two caution flags appeared on lap 11 when Tyler Tischendorf of Waupaca and Bill Taylor of Boltonville collided along the front stretch.

On the restart, Arenz and Karnitz were separated by three lapped cars mixed in between the two front runners before the red flag appeared on the ensuing restart when 2005 MSA champion Lance Fassbender of Burnett flipped in turn two, during an incident which also resulted in damage to the cars of Tyler Davis and Beaver Dam’s Matt Rechek.

The incident also forced 2014 MSA Masters Series champion Paul Pokorski of West Bend and Jason Johnson of Campbellsport to spend time in the work area before returning to the track.

After the restart, it was all smooth sailing for Arenz, who again bolted away from Karnitz en route to his 22nd career MSA A-main victory to move into a tie for sixth on the all-time MSA victory list with Donny Goeden in just his fourth full season of 360 Sprint Car competition.

The win was also Arenz's third consecutive MSA A-main triumph at Beaver Dam Raceway.

Karnitz placed second, five-time MSA champion and all-time MSA A-main victory leader Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee placed third, after starting eighth, Will Gerrits of Waupun moved up from his seventh starting spot to take fourth and 16th starter Tim Haddy of Waupun rounded out the top five.

Nick Daywalt of Hubertus turned in the fastest MSA qualifying lap with a time of 13.060 seconds. Daywalt was also victorious in the 15-lap MSA B main.

MSA heat race victories went to Kurt Davis, Will Gerrits, Justin Miller of Plymouth and Lance Fassbender.

The MSA is scheduled to close out the 2021 season with the second half of the Wingless Nationals doubleheader on Saturday, Oct. 2 at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis.

Spectator gates will open at 4:30 p.m. with racing to begin at 6:30 p.m.

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Midwest Sprint Car Association

Beaver Dam Raceway

Beaver Dam, Wis.

October 1, 2021

HEAT 1

1, Kurt Davis 2, Jason Johnson 3, Tyler Davis 4, Dylan Winkel 5, Paul Pokorski 6, Tyler Brabant 7, Josh Teunissen.

HEAT 2

1, Will Gerrits 2, Bill Taylor 3, Matt Rechek 4, Tim Haddy 5, Scott Conger 6, Blake Wondra 7, Cole Possi.

HEAT 3

1, Justin Miller 2, Jack Vanderboom 3, Tyler Tischendorf 4, Tony Wondra 5, Nick Daywalt 6, Mike Decker 7, Doug Pietz.

HEAT 4

1, Lance Fassbender 2, Travis Arenz 3, Kevin Karnitz 4, Katelyn Krebsbach 5, Chris Larson 6, Jeremy Hunt 7, Tristan Koenings.

B MAIN

1, Nick Daywalt 2, Tyler Brabant 3, Scott Conger 4, Mike Decker 5, Dylan Winkel 6, Josh Teunissen 7, Cole Possi 8, Chris Larson 9, Blake Wondra 10, Jeremy Hunt 11, Doug Pietz 12, Tristan Koenings.

A MAIN

1, Travis Arenz 2, Kevin Karnitz 3, Kurt Davis 4, Will Gerrits 5, Tim Haddy 6, Jack Vanderboom 7, Justin Miller 8, Paul Pokorski 9, Nick Daywalt 10, Katelyn Krebsbach 11, Jason Johnson 12, Scott Conger 13, Tony Wondra 14, Tyler Brabant 15, Mike Decker 16, Josh Teunissen 17, Dylan Winkel 18, Tyler Tischendorf 19, Tyler Davis 20, Matt Rechek 21, Lance Fassbender 22, Bill Taylor.

 

 

Crews Captures Seventh Lucas Oil POWRi Midget Win on the 2021 Season

Sweet Springs, MO. (10/01/2021) Brent Crews of Denver, NC prevails once again and earned himself a trip to victory lane at Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex. The rookie behind the wheel of the CBIndustries No. 86 has been dominating this season with the Lucas Oil POWRi National & West Midget Leagues, and tonight he claimed his seventh feature event of the season. Crews carries great momentum into tomorrow's portion of the Fall Brawl at Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex.

At the start of the 30-lap feature, the pole sitters, Kaylee Bryson and Daison Pursley on the outside, led the field to green. Pursley took to the bottom side of the race track and led lap one. Bryson fell back to the second position and Brent Crews followed along in third. As a couple of cautions came out for multiple drivers stopped on the track, the field was still led by Pursley.

Teammate to Pursley, Buddy Kofoid tracked down the top two and shortly got the lead away from Pursley on lap 17 after a restart. Kofoid struggled with the cushion which allowed the field to catch him and contest for the lead. After a few late race cautions, the leader Kofoid ran out of fuel after a restart which gave Crews the lead. With four laps to go, Crews kept the lead and went on to win his seventh career Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League feature event.

Chance Crum finished in the second position, Karter Sarff in third, Austin Brown in fourth, and Bryant Wiedeman rounded out the top five.
Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat 1 Winner: 7U-Kyle Jones
MVT Services Heat 2 Winner: 71-Kaylee Bryson
Auto Meter Heat 3 Winner: 86-Brent Crews
Max Papis Innovations High Point: 71-Kaylee Bryson
Super Clean Semi-Feature 1:25-Taylor Reimer
TRD Hard Charger: 26-Chance Crum
Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 86-Brent Crews
POWRi Lucas Oil National & West Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 86-Brent Crews 2. 26-Chance Crum 3. 21K-Karter Sarff 4. 17A-Austin Brown 5. 01-Bryant Wiedeman 6. 25-Taylor Reimer 7. 7U-Kyle Jones 8. 10-Garrett Williamson 9. 71-Kaylee Bryson 10. 67-Buddy Kofoid 11. 2C-Trevor Casey 12. 44-Branigan Roark 13. 15-Xavier Doney 14. 67K-Cade Lewis 15. 21-Emilio Hoover 16. 71K-Daison Pursley 17. 00-Chase McDermand 18. 97-Branham Crouch 19. 321-Chad Winfery 20. 50-Daniel Adler 21. 08-Cannon McIntosh 22. 87-Jace Park

The Lucas Oil POWRi National & West Midget League will be back in action tomorrow, Saturday October 2nd at Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex.

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Hauck Romps at Selinsgrove

Derek Hauck put on a clinic Saturday night to post an emphatic, start-to-finish victory in the PA Sprint Series 20-lap feature at Selinsgrove Speedway.

The Allenwood driver, now in his second full season of sprint car competition in the Fultz Auto Body of Lock Haven/Hills Garage/White Horse Graphics #33, took advantage of a front-row starting position to grab the lead in the second turn of the opening lap and never looked back, negotiating traffic and holding off a late charge by Austin Reed to win by 1.246 seconds in a nonstop race.

Work responsibilities have limited Hauck’s racing this season to nine PASS starts (plus a few with the Laurel Highlands Sprint Series), but this was his second win and sixth top-five finish in those nine events.

While Hauck was roaring through the field in the lead, a battle including as many as four cars was raging behind him, first for the runner-up spot, until Reed of Etters laid claim there, then for third, where a late charge by Doug Dodson of Middletown gave him that spot.

Veteran Fred Arnold of Richfield, who started on the pole and was in the thick of the top-five battle all race long, finished a career-best fourth, with Dom Melair of Warrington, also a race-long combatant in the top five, coming home fifth.

Completing the top 10 were rookie Paul Moyer (career-best sixth), 2020 PASS Rookie of the Year Dustin Young (career-best seventh), 2020 PASS and IMCA/RaceSaver National Champion Garrett Bard, Will Brunson and Mike Melair.

2019 PASS and IMCA/RaceSaver National Champion Ken Duke Jr. of Selinsgrove got into the field as first alternate and started 24, then advanced to 13th at the finish to earn the Hard Charger Award for the race with his 11-position improvement. Justin Mills moved up nine spots to finish 11th.

Heat races for the 29-car field were won by Moyer, Tom Wise and Dom Melair, with Mike Alleman taking the B-Main.

The evening’s only serious incident took place in the first heat. Nick Sweigart, who had been scheduled to start on the pole, was penalized to the third position after two false starts, then hit new pole-sitter Erin Statler on the third start, causing her car to spin and his to flip. Neither driver was hurt, and Statler continued on in the race.

This Saturday, PASS teams join those of other RaceSaver groups for the interregional Nittany 40 at Clinton County Speedway. Original plans had two races that day, with teams competing earlier at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds Raceway, but that race was cancelled.

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Results from Selinsgrove Speedway, September 25

HEAT 1 -- 1. 23M-Tom Wise; 2. 20-Doug Dodson; 3. 33-Derek Hauck; 4. 56-Tyler Snook; 5. 54-Mike Melair; 6. 31-Roger Weaver; 7. 2-Erin Statler; 8. M1-Justin Mills (DNF); 9. 8-Nick Sweigart (DNF). DNS - 19-Kruz Kepner.

HEAT 2 -- 1. 1M-Paul Moyer; 2. 5-Logan Spahr; 3. 25-Dustin Young; 4. 34-Austin Reed; 5. 8-Will Brunson; 6. 0Z-Zach Rhodes; 7. 46-Mike Alleman; 8. 11W-Donnie Wise; 9. 98-Croix Beasom; 10. 51-Dave Graber (DNF).

HEAT 3 -- 1. 55-Dom Melair; 2. 95-Garrett Bard; 3. 88-Fred Arnold; 4. 14-Cale Reigle; 5. 99-Devin Adams; 6. 7-Drew Young; 7. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 8. 28R-Jason Roush; 9. 67-Ken Duke Jr. (DNF).

B-Main -- 1. 46-Mike Alleman; 2. M1-Justin Mills; 3. 2-Erin Statler; 4. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 5. 28R-Jason Roush; 6. 19-Kruz Kepner; 7. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 8. 11W-Donnie Wise; 9. 98-Croix Beasom; 10. 51-Dave Graber; 11. 8-Nick Sweigart (DNF).

FEATURE -- 1. 33-Derek Hauck; 2. 34-Austin Reed; 3. 20-Doug Dodson; 4. 88-Fred Arnold; 5. 55-Dom Melair; 6. 1M-Paul Moyer; 7. 25-Dustin Young; 8. 95-Garrett Bard; 9. 8-Will Brunson; 10. 54-Mike Melair; 11. M1-Justin Mills; 12. 99-Devin Adams; 13. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 14. 7-Drew Young; 15. 14-Cale Reigle; 16. 46-Mike Alleman; 17. 0Z-Zach Rhodes; 18. 2-Erin Statler; 19. 23M-Tom Wise; 20. 28R-Jason Roush; 21. 5-Logan Spahr; 22. 56-Tyler Snook (DNF); 23. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz (DNF); 24. 31-Roger Weaver (DNF). DNS -- 19-Kruz Kepner; DNQ -- 11W-Donnie Wise; 98-Croix Beasom; 51-Dave Graber; 8-Nick Sweigart.

 

CRSA Sprints at Penn Can Speedway


A Main (25 Laps): 1. 45-Kevin Nagy[4] ($1,000); 2. 13T-Trevor Years[1]; 3. 3A-Jeff Trombley[17]; 4. 25W-Dana Wagner[5]; 5. 25H-Tyler Emmons[16]; 6. 9K-Kyle Pierce[6]; 7. 112-Mike VanPelt[3]; 8. 18C-Dan Craun[13]; 9. 18-Timmy Lotz[9]; 10. 4-Cliff Pierce[18]; 11. 29-Dalton Herrick[15]; 12. 41-Chase Moran[7]; 13. 1Q-Thomas Radivoy[8]; 14. 56D-Peter Dance[10]; 15. 4T-Ray Preston[2]; 16. 66-Jordan Hutton[12]; 17. 28-Ron Greek[14]; 18. J27-John Cunningham[11]

Powdertech Powdercoating Hard Charger: 3A Jeff Trombley +14
Maguire "Magnificent Move of the Race": 25H Tyler Emmons
Midstate Basement Authorities "Out of the Basement" Award: J27 John Cunningham

Heat 1: 1. 9K-Kyle Pierce[2]; 2. 1Q-Thomas Radivoy[3]; 3. 18-Timmy Lotz[1]; 4. 56D-Peter Dance[6]; 5. 18C-Dan Craun[4]; 6. 25H-Tyler Emmons[5]

Heat 2: 1. 4T-Ray Preston[1]; 2. 45-Kevin Nagy[2]; 3. 41-Chase Moran[4]; 4. J27-John Cunningham[6]; 5. 28-Ron Greek[3]; 6. 3A-Jeff Trombley[5]

Heat 3: 1. 13T-Trevor Years[1]; 2. 112-Mike VanPelt[2]; 3. 25W-Dana Wagner[6]; 4. 66-Jordan Hutton[4]; 5. 29-Dalton Herrick[5]; 6. 4-Cliff Pierce[3]

 

 

Timms and Bosma Produce Victories During Huset's Speedway Season Finale as Henderson and Ballenger Secure Track Championships

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (Sept. 26, 2021) - Ryan Timms and Brandon Bosma wrapped up Championship Weekend by reaching Victory Lane during the Huset's Speedway season finale on Sunday.

Two other drivers also celebrated as Justin Henderson captured the Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig track championship and Dusty Ballenger recorded the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series track title.

Polesitter Brooke Tatnell led the first nine laps of the 30-lap Buffalo Wild Wings Northern Outlaw Sprint Association and Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig main event before Timms made the race-winning pass in traffic on Lap 10.

"I took the opportunity in traffic to slide him and went from there," he said. "I tried the bottom a few times and felt it was way slower. That had me worried a little if they were right behind me."

They weren't.

While Tatnell maintained the runner-up position for the final two thirds of the feature, Timms pulled away to win by 4.734 seconds as he lapped up to the 10th-place finisher. The win was worth a total $8,000 thanks to a $3,000 bonus from Cressman Sanitation in memory of Curt Ness.

"I kind of screwed up," Tatnell said. "I just got behind that one lapped car. I was stuck up high. This kid is a gasser. You're going to hear a lot more of this kid. I believe tonight was ours to lose and we lost it."

Henderson rounded out the podium to cap the championship season in style.

"Nothing to hang our heads about tonight," he said. "It was a race track tonight if you were a little cautious it was going to bite you or move you back a few spots. I'm happy to be here and able to celebrate."

Mark Dobmeier placed fourth and Jack Dover advanced from 14th to fifth to earn the Hard Charger Award, which had a $1,000 bonus courtesy of Cressman Sanitation.

Dobmeier set quick time during qualifying before Noah Gass, Tatnell and Wade Nygaard each won a heat race.

Bosma led the final 14 laps as he posted his second Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series victory of the season at Huset's Speedway - tied for the most in the division.

He entered the event ranked second in the championship standings and maximized his points night, but Ballenger maneuvered from sixth to second place to secure the championship.

"We had a couple of mistakes and that kind of put me out of the championship," Bosma said before congratulating Ballenger as the two embraced on the frontstretch. "We're good friends. He's one heck of a racer."

Stu Snyder rallied from 11th to third with Daniel Nekolite, who led the first six laps, finishing fourth and Bayley Ballenger fifth.

Shane Fick was the fast qualifier. Dusty Ballenger, Bosma, Micah Slendy and Matt Johnson were the heat race winners. Trefer Waller won the B Main.

CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND RACE RESULTS AT HUSET'S SPEEDWAY (Sept. 26, 2021) -

NOSA Series/Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 5T-Ryan Timms (4); 2. 16-Brooke Tatnell (1); 3. 7-Justin Henderson (2); 4. 13-Mark Dobmeier (7); 5. 81-Jack Dover (14); 6. 09-Matt Juhl (12); 7. 22-Riley Goodno (5); 8. 27-Carson McCarl (13); 9. 11M-Brendan Mullen (10); 10. 8H-Jade Hastings (11); 11. 35-Skylar Prochaska (16); 12. 14T-Tim Estenson (15); 13. ACE-Dusty Zomer (9); 14. 05-Colin Smith (20); 15. 0-Alex Schriever (18); 16. 101-Chuck McGillivray (22); 17. 99-Jordan Graham (19); 18. 4W-Matt Wasmund (21); 19. (DNF) 14-Jody Rosenboom (8); 20. (DNF) 8-Jack Croaker (17); 21. (DNF) 20G-Noah Gass (6); 22. (DNF) 9N-Wade Nygaard (3); 23. (DNF) 51A-Elliot Amdahl (23).

Fatheadz Eyewear Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 20G-Noah Gass (1); 2. 7-Justin Henderson (5); 3. ACE-Dusty Zomer (2); 4. 13-Mark Dobmeier (4); 5. 27-Carson McCarl (3); 6. 8-Jack Croaker (7); 7. 99-Jordan Graham (6); 8. (DNF) 51A-Elliot Amdahl (8).

Smith Titanium Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 16-Brooke Tatnell (2); 2. 5T-Ryan Timms (4); 3. 11M-Brendan Mullen (1); 4. 8H-Jade Hastings (3); 5. 81-Jack Dover (6); 6. 0-Alex Schriever (8); 7. 05-Colin Smith (7); 8. 101-Chuck McGillivray (5).

KNDSafetycom Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 9N-Wade Nygaard (2); 2. 22-Riley Goodno (1); 3. 14-Jody Rosenboom (4); 4. 09-Matt Juhl (3); 5. 14T-Tim Estenson (6); 6. 35-Skylar Prochaska (5); 7. 4W-Matt Wasmund (7).

Nordica Warehouses Qualifying (2 Laps): 1. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 00:11.150 (1); 2. 5T-Ryan Timms, 00:11.191 (11); 3. 14-Jody Rosenboom, 00:11.226 (4); 4. 27-Carson McCarl, 00:11.256 (23); 5. 8H-Jade Hastings, 00:11.288 (20); 6. 09-Matt Juhl, 00:11.290 (9); 7. ACE-Dusty Zomer, 00:11.334 (2); 8. 16-Brooke Tatnell, 00:11.373 (19); 9. 9N-Wade Nygaard, 00:11.406 (7); 10. 20G-Noah Gass, 00:11.410 (5); 11. 11M-Brendan Mullen, 00:11.427 (17); 12. 22-Riley Goodno, 00:11.451 (6); 13. 7-Justin Henderson, 00:11.469 (16); 14. 101-Chuck McGillivray, 00:11.471 (8); 15. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 00:11.474 (22); 16. 99-Jordan Graham, 00:11.531 (15); 17. 81-Jack Dover, 00:11.556 (18); 18. 14T-Tim Estenson, 00:11.605 (10); 19. 8-Jack Croaker, 00:11.650 (13); 20. 05-Colin Smith, 00:11.748 (14); 21. 4W-Matt Wasmund, 00:11.789 (12); 22. 51A-Elliot Amdahl, 00:11.919 (3); 23. 0-Alex Schriever, 00:12.027 (21).

Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 23-Brandon Bosma (3); 2. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (6); 3. 5-Stu Snyder (11); 4. 22D-Daniel Nekolite (2); 5. 6B-Bayley Ballenger (1); 6. 98-Nate Barger (10); 7. 17V-Casey Abbas (14); 8. 8K-Micah Slendy (8); 9. 30-Matt Johnson (4); 10. 8-Jacob Hughes (13); 11. 77-Taylor Ryan (17); 12. 69-Mike Moore (16); 13. 17-Lee Goos Jr (12); 14. F5-Tim Rustad (9); 15. 86-Aaron Penning (24); 16. (DNF) 81-Jared Jansen (5); 17. (DNF) 14-Nick Barger (22); 18. (DNF) 32T-Trefer Waller (21); 19. (DNF) 11S-Logan Kafka (23); 20. (DNF) 7-Shane Fick (7); 21. (DNF) 30M-Dennis Engelhaupt (20); 22. (DNF) 40-Whitley Barr (18); 23. (DNF) 12L-John Lambertz (19); 24. (DNF) 99-Tony Drueke (15).

B Feature (10 Laps): 1. 32T-Trefer Waller (1); 2. 14-Nick Barger (6); 3. 11S-Logan Kafka (3); 4. 86-Aaron Penning (5); 5. M00-Courtney Stambeck (4); 6. (DNF) 18L-Logan Domagala (2); 7. (DNS) X-Josh Sterrett.

Gunderson Racing Inc Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (2); 2. 7-Shane Fick (4); 3. F5-Tim Rustad (1); 4. 8-Jacob Hughes (3); 5. 77-Taylor Ryan (5); 6. (DNF) 14-Nick Barger (7); 7. (DNF) X-Josh Sterrett (6).

Keizer Wheels Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 23-Brandon Bosma (2); 2. 22D-Daniel Nekolite (1); 3. 98-Nate Barger (4); 4. 17V-Casey Abbas (5); 5. 40-Whitley Barr (3); 6. 32T-Trefer Waller (6); 7. M00-Courtney Stambeck (7).

Saldana Racing Products Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 8K-Micah Slendy (2); 2. 81-Jared Jansen (3); 3. 5-Stu Snyder (4); 4. 99-Tony Drueke (5); 5. 12L-John Lambertz (6); 6. 18L-Logan Domagala (1); 7. 86-Aaron Penning (7).

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 6B-Bayley Ballenger (1); 2. 30-Matt Johnson (2); 3. 17-Lee Goos Jr (3); 4. 69-Mike Moore (4); 5. 30M-Dennis Engelhaupt (5); 6. 11S-Logan Kafka (6).

Qualifying: 1-Fick.S 2-Barger.N 3-Snyder.S 4-Moore.M 5-Hughes.J 6-Barr.W 7-Jansen.J 8-Goos.L(Jr) 9-Ballenger.D 10-Bosma.B 11-Slendy.M 12-Johnson.M 13-Rustad.T 14-Nekolite.D 15-Domagala.L 16-Ballenger.B 17-Ryan.T 18-Abbas.C 19-Drueke.T 20-Engelhaupt.D 21-Sterrett.J 22-Waller.T 23-Lambertz.J 24-Kafka.L 25-Barger.N 26-Penning.A 27-Stambeck.C.

2021 HUSET'S SPEEDWAY WEEKLY DIVISION FEATURE WINNERS -

Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig:

Justin Henderson - 5 (May 16, May 23, July 11, July 18 and Sept. 25); Austin McCarl - 5 (May 9, May 30, June 13, June 20 and July 25); Mark Dobmeier - 1 (Aug. 1);Jack Dover - 1 (Aug. 29);David Gravel - 1 (June 6);Parker Price-Miller - 1 (May 31); and Ryan Timms - 1 (Sept. 26)

Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks:

Cory Yeigh - 6 (May 9, June 6, June 13, June 20, Aug. 29 and Sept. 25); Zach Olivier - 4 (May 23, May 30, Aug. 22 and Sept. 24); Dan Jensen - 1 (Aug. 1);Billy Prouty - 1 (May 16);Jim Pruett - 1 (July 18);Matt Steuerwald - 1 (July 11); and Shaun Taylor - 1 (July 25)

Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series :

Brandon Bosma - 2 (Aug. 1 and Sept. 26); Lee Goos Jr. - 2 (May 23 and June 6); John Lambertz - 2 (May 16 and Aug. 29); Casey Abbas - 1 (July 18);Dusty Ballenger - 1 (July 25);Nick Barger - 1 (Sept. 25);Jesse Lindberg - 1 (May 9);Mike Moore - 1 (May 30);Javen Ostermann - 1 (June 13);Taylor Ryan - 1 (July 11); and Micah Slendy - 1 (June 20)

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Paul Nienhiser Earns $2,500 Win in Spectacular Sprint Invaders Feature in East Moline!

(Bill W) East Moline, IL, September 26, 2021 – Paul Nienhiser capped the 2021 Sprint Invaders season with an exciting win Sunday night at the East Moline Speedway in East Moline, Illinois. The Chapin, Illinois driver earned $2,500 for his win aboard the Scott Bonar #50 on the quarter-mile high banks.

Dustin Daggett led early in the 25-lapper over Garet Williamson and JJ Hickle. Hickle would gain second from Williamson before a caution for debris slowed things two laps in. Kurt Mueller retired at that point. On the restart, Kaley Gharst shot from sixth to fourth, joining the lead trio. Nienhiser also joined the battle and as Daggett was out front, you could have thrown a blanket over second through fifth as they diced high and low.

Hickle reeled in Daggett and took the point on lap five. While he pulled away a bit, the battle continued behind him, with Nienhiser and Williamson exchanging third in a great battle. Williamson would climb to second by lap eight, as the three cars vying for position went back and forth. A spin by Josh Higday slowed the battle eight laps in.

Daggett fight back into third momentarily but Nienhiser would shoot back around him on lap 11. Gharst would re-enter the top four at the halfway point. Hickle was into lapped traffic on lap 14 when a collision occurred between Ryan Jamison and Don Droud Jr., with the latter being pushed to the infield.

At that point, Hickle’s tire was losing air. The Washington native held his lead while Williamson slid in front of him in turn two. Hickle shot back by on the backstretch, and Nienhiser used his momentum to get by a slowed Williamson.

Nienhiser smelled the blood in the water and took the lead on lap 17, Williamson got by Hickle with six to go for second, and Gharst followed. Hickle would pull to the infield before the checkers.

Nienhiser’s win was his third this season with the Sprint Invaders and sixth overall. Williamson trailed him to the checkers, followed by Gharst, Daggett and Dugan Thye. Chris Martin, Jamison, Colton Fisher, Dylan Postier and Daniel Bergquist rounded out the top ten. Daggett and Thye won heats, while Hickle claimed the Dash.

The Howard Law Dash was run for Sprint Invaders Members who had not won in 2021. Josh Schneiderman claimed $400 with his eight-lap victory.

“This was a great win for us to top the year,” said Nienhiser in Victory Lane. “Scott always gives us such a great car. It was really fun out there. I think JJ had a tire going down there on that last restart. He’s been a great competitor all year across the country. It’s been great to race with him when we’ve been able to.”

“I definitely think we had the car to beat tonight,” said Williamson. “It just worked out that Nienhiser got me when I tried to slide Hickle. I had to slide him right there. I saw his right rear was cut under yellow. I didn’t want him to get tight and get caught up in that. Nienhiser capitalized and from there, it was hard to make ground and we ran out of laps. To get two top twos this weekend was good for us.”

“I kind of let a spot go there in the heat race and we missed the dash,” said Gharst. “That put us back in the fourth row, but Nick (Breuer) got the car pretty good and we were able to get up to fourth there, and Hickle had a tire going down. It was a pretty good race. There were times when we were all in the same corner banging off the fence at the same time. We got by Garet once, and he snuck back around us, but we were able to hang onto third, and we’ll take that.”

The Sprint Invaders complete their season Sunday night, September 26 with a $2,500 to win non-point event at East Moline Speedway in East Moline, Illinois. For more information on the Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.org or look us up on Facebook.

Sprint Invaders A main (started), 30 laps: 1. 50, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (6) 2. 24, Garet Williamson, Kingdom City, MO (3) 3. 78, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (7) 4. 99, Dustin Daggett, Portland, MI (2) 5. 11T, Dugan Thye, Burlington, IA (1) 6. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (9) 7. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (13) 8. 11, Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA (8) 9. 10P, Dylan Postier, Stillwater, OK (14) 10. 9, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (16) 11. 81, Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA (15) 12. 88, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (11) 13. 4, Chase Richards, Burlington, IA (18) 14. 26, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (12) 15. 10T, Tim Moore, Moline, IL (17) 16. 63, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (5) 17. 99DD, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (10) 18. 83, Kurt Mueller, Reynolds, IL (4). Lap Leaders: Daggett 1-4, Hickle 5-Nienhiser 17-25. KSE/$75 Christine Wahl-Levitt Hard-charger: Jamison. $50 CenPeCo Mystery Spot: Moore. $50 Reid’s Landscape and Turf 50 Draw: Jamison.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), 8 laps: 1. Dustin Daggett (1) 2. Garet Williamson (3) 3. Chris Maritn (2) 4. Paul Nienhiser (6) 5. Josh Schneiderman (4) 6. Don Droud Jr. (8) 7. Dylan Postier (5) 8. Ryan Jamison (9) 9. Tim Moore (7)

Joshua Denning & Associates Heat two (started), 8 laps: 1. Dugan Thye (2) 2. Kurt Mueller (4) 3. JJ Hickle (7) 4. Kaley Gharst (6) 5. Colton Fisher (8) 6. Josh Higday (5) 7. Tanner Gebhardt (1) 8. Daniel Bergquist (3) 9. Chase Richards (9)

Shottenkirk Automotive Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. JJ Hickle (1) 2. Paul Nienhiser (6) 3. Dugan Thye (2) 4. Dustin Daggett (4) 5. Garet Williamson (5) 6. Kurt Mueller (3)

Howard Law Dash (started), 8 laps: 1. Josh Schneiderman (2) 2. Kaley Gharst (4) 3. Daniel Bergquist (1) 4. Ryan Jamison (5) 5. Tanner Gebhardt (3) 6. Dugan Thye (6) DNS – Kurt Mueller

Contingencies

Ti22: Colton Fisher DMI: Daniel Bergquist MPD: Kurt Mueller Saldana Racing Products: Josh Schneiderman

 

 

Terry McCarl Collects $5,250 Fall Haul; Jonathan Cornell Clinches Title with Sprint Invaders at 34 Raceway!

(Bill W) West Burlington, IA, September 26, 2021 – Terry McCarl was on his game Saturday night at 34 Raceway’s Sprint Invaders “Fall Haul” in West Burlington, Iowa. The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee collected $5,000 for his win and a $250 bonus in his second career Sprint Invaders win at 34 Raceway, and his thirteenth win overall with the series. Jonathan Cornell’s podium finish nailed down his first series title, and Scott Bonar claimed the car owner championship for his #50 team.

Thousands of dollars and contingencies were provided by dozens of entities to send most of the drivers home with a bonus of some kind. Chris Martin won the Terry Jamison Memorial Dash to conclude the night. It was worth $500 to the Ankeny, Iowa driver.

The 30-lap feature got off to a bumpy start for several in turns one and two, but it was Austin Miller who would eventually stop and retire. Martin would lead the first lap of the feature over McCarl and Garet Williamson before Colton Fisher would get upside down to conclude a top night for him. Mike Johnston would also be a part of the incident and continue sans nose wing.

McCarl would shoot to the fore on the restart. The leaders remained the same, while Josh Schneiderman and ninth starting JJ Hickle swapped fifth. Williamson would use the low side of turn two to take second from Martin with the leaders entering lapped traffic on lap seven. Hickle would work by Gunner Ramey for fourth before the caution flew for a stopped Alex Vande Voort eight laps in.

McCarl extended his lead on the restart and headed back into lappers by the halfway point. Cornell had entered the top five after starting in row five by the time a caution flew for debris on lap 17. On the restart, he passed two cars to move into the third spot. McCarl was back in traffic when the final caution flew for Wyatt Wilkerson, who got into the turn four wall with seven to go.

McCarl would not be headed in his quest for the big check. He was followed by Williamson, Cornell, Martin and Hickle. Ramey, Cody Wehrle, Josh Schneiderman, Paul Nienhiser and hard-charger Ryan Jamison rounded out the top ten. Wehrle, McCarl, Wilkerson and Martin won heat races. McCarl took the Dash and Miller claimed the B.

“I feel fortunate to have a good racecar and a good family,” said McCarl in Victory Lane. “I have to say thank you to the folks at 34 Raceway. This has always been one of my favorite tracks, and my Dad’s (Lenard) too. I appreciate all their hard work. It was a great racetrack, and you could go about anywhere on it. Old guys like me like it slick, the young guys like it faster. When they get technical like this, a little experience comes into play. I didn’t know what to do with the car. I hooked it up a little bit, and it slicked off right to us.’

“This has been a really special year,” said Cornell about his championship with the Fossil Racing #26 team. “When the year started, none of this even existed. Tony Moro and Marty Howard kind of collaborated on this and getting something together. We didn’t have a truck and trailer or anything. We pieced it together. Marty has always been an avid supporter of sprint and midget racing, and never owned a sprint car. I didn’t know who he was, and he didn’t know me. Lee Nelson introduced us, and we shook hands. We came out to have fun. We went out the second night and won, and had a few podiums. To win the driver championship and be second in owner points was really great. I can’t thank everyone involved with this team enough. It’s been really, really special. Hopefully, we can be back next year with these same partners.”

The Sprint Invaders complete their season Sunday night, September 26 with a $2,500 to win non-point event at East Moline Speedway in East Moline, Illinois. For more information on the Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.org or look us up on Facebook.

Sprint Invaders A main (started), 30 laps: 1. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (4) 2. 24x, Garet Williamson, Kingdom City, MO (2) 3. 26, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO (10) 4. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (1) 5. 63, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (9) 6. 21, Gunner Ramey, Sedalia, MO (3) 7. 35, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (5) 8. 88, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (6) 9. 50, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (14) 10. 51J, Ryan Jamison (18) 11. 81, Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA (12) 12. 78, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (15) 13. 99, Dustin Daggett, Portland, MI (13) 14. 10P, Dylan Postier, Stillwater, OK (16) 15. 9K, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (7) 16. 9, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (11) 17. 11T, Dugan Thye, Burlington, IA (23) 18. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (24) 19. 41, Noah Samuel, Burlington, IA (21) 20. 99DD, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (20) 21. 29w, Wyatt Wilkerson, Morning Sun, IA (8) 22. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (22) 23. 28, Luke Verardi, Taylorville, IL (19) 24. 11, Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA (25, prov.) 25. 83A, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA. Lap Leaders: Martin 1, T. McCarl 2-30. KSE/$75 Christine Wahl-Levitt/$500 Fenton Pawn Shop Roberts Tire Center Hard-charger: Jamison. $1000 Todd Taeger Family Mystery Spot: Wehrle. $100 Scott Donlan Mystery Spot: Daggett. $250 Todd Miller Bonus for Heat and Feature Win: T. McCarl. $100 GB Motorsports #97x Highest Finishing SIA Member: Cornell. $100 Ferguson Taxidermy Hard Luck Award: Fisher. $100 Jensen Sykes/Rocket Graphics Long Haul Awards: Hickle, Postier. $50 CenPeCo Mystery Spot: Samuel.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), 8 laps: 1. Cody Wehrle (1) ($100 Maxim Racing Certificate) 2. Garet Williamson (2) 3. Jonathan Cornell (4) 4. Daniel Bergquist (6) 5. Dustin Daggett (8) 6. Don Droud Jr. (3) 7. Mike Johnston (5) 8. 83, Kurt Mueller, Reynolds, IL (7)

Joshua Denning & Associates Heat two (started), 8 laps: 1. Terry McCarl (2) ($100 Premier Powder Coating Certificate) 2. Josh Schneiderman (4) 3. Paul Nienhiser (3) 4. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (1) 5. Ryan Jamison (5) 6. Luke Verardi (8) 7. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (6) 8. Alex Vande Voort (7)

Mohrfeld Solar Heat three (started), 8 laps: 1. Wyatt Wilkerson (3) ($100 Maxim Racing Certificate) 2. Devin Kline (2) 3. Gunner Ramey (5) 4. Tanner Gebhardt (6) 5. Noah Samuel (7) 6. 4R, Chase Richards, Burlington, IA (8) 7. 99x, Braydn Greubel, Lacona, IA (1) 8. Colton Fisher (4)

Golden Eagle Distributors Heat four (started), 8 laps: 1. Chris Martin (1) ($100 Premier Powder Coating Certificate) 2. JJ Hickle (2) 3. Kaley Gharst (3) 4. Dylan Postier (5) 5. Austin Miller (7) 6. Dugan Thye (6) 7. 4, Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA (4)

B main (started), 12 laps: 1. Austin Miller (2) 2. Ryan Jamison (5) 3. Luke Verardi (3) 4. Don Droud Jr. (7) 5. Noah Samuel (1) 6. Mike Johnston (9) 7. Dugan Thye (6) 8. Alex Vande Voort (10) / 9. Alan Zoutte (8) 10. John Anderson (4) 11. Chase Richards (12) 12. Kurt Mueller (11) DNS – Cam Martin, Braydn Greubel, Colton Fisher. $100 Steve Morrison Non-Qualifiers: Zoutte, Anderson. $100 PositivelyRacing.com Non-Qualifier: Mueller. $100 OpenWheel101.com Non-Qualifier: Richards.

Shottenkirk Automotive Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Kaley Gharst (4) 2. Slater Helt (1) 3. Jonathan Cornell (3) 4. Colton Fisher (5) 5. Tanner Gebhardt (6) 6. Brayden Gaylord (2)

Terry Jamison Memorial Dash (started), 8 laps: 1. Chris Martin (3) 2. Jonathan Cornell (2) 3. Cody Wehrle (1) 4. Paul Nienhiser (4) 5. Kaley Gharst (6) 6. Tanner Gebhardt (7) 7. Dustin Daggett (5)

Contigencies

Ti22: Dustin Daggett

DMI: Dugan Thye

MPD: Daniel Bergquist

Saldana Racing Products: Tanner Gebhardt

 

 

Gass, Vanderboom, Cox, Neau earn Wisconsin Sprint Car Championship A-main victories

Arenz secures PDTR 360 Sprint Car title

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) September 25, 2021– With four divisions of Sprint Cars basking in the spotlight, the curtain closed on the 2021 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing season Saturday, Sept. 25 at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis.

After claiming his first Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series A-main victory three weeks ago in his IRA debut at The Plymouth Dirt Track, 18-year-old Mounds, Okla. driver made it two-for-two by notching his second career IRA A-main victory, following a late-race duel with Danny Schlafer of Sussex in the 30-lap headliner.

Jack Vanderboom of Dousman racked up his first career 25-lap Kristine Hartmann Pleasantview Realty 360 Sprint Car A-main victory.

Veteran Tim Cox of Park City, Ill. captured the 20-lap Wisconsin WingLESS Sprint Car Series A main and Mike Neau of Pleasant Prairie raced to victory in the 20-lap IRA Lightning Sprints A main.

Jake Blackhurst of Hanna City, Ill. secured his second career Bumper to Bumper IRA 410 Sprint Car Series championship.

Travis Arenz of Sheboygan Falls nailed down his first career Plymouth Dirt Track Racing and Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car titles.

Ryan Marshall of Kansasville wrapped up the 2021 Wisconsin WingLESS Sprint Car Series championship and Nick Petska of Spring Grove, Ill. notched the 2021 IRA Lightning Sprints title.

Outside front row starter Noah Gass outpowered polesitter Jake Blackhurst to take the lead in turn one of the opening lap of the 30-lap IRA 410 Sprint Car Series headliner.

Gass rode the cushionwith Blackhurst in tow in the early stages of the race before the leaders caught the rear of the field on lap 5. As Gass got boxed in behind two lapped cars racing side by side, Blackhurst closed the lap on lap 8.

However, Gass eventually worked through the dense lapped traffic to extend his advantage in the ensuing laps. On lap 16, the first of two caution flags appeared when Kyle Schuett of Philo, Ill. spun along the backstretch.

On the restart, sixth starter Danny Schlafer pulled off a slide job to take second from Blackhurst. Four laps later, Gass entered lapped traffic again as Schlafer sight his sets firmly on the lead.

The second caution flag appeared on lap 28 when Blake Nimee of Oswego, Ill. stopped in turn two to set up a two-lap dash to the finish. On the restart, Gass bobbled along the cushion in turn two, which allowed Schlafer to shoot into the lead exiting turn four on lap 29.

After Schlafer led lap 29, Gass recovered to mount a furious charge entering turn one to slip past Schlafer as the two drivers drifted high in turn two on the final lap.

Gass held on to notch his second career IRA 410 Sprint Car Series A-main victory and second consecutive IRA triumph at The Plymouth Dirt Track.

“I messed up in turns one and two on the final restart and he [Danny Schlafer] got a run on me and slide me in turns three and four near the end,” Gass said. “I heard someone and I could almost feel that it was coming.

“After that, I just had to drive hard into the next corner,” he said. “It was real close there in turn two. I tried to leave enough room and go into the corner without hitting him.”

Schlafer, who is a two-time Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car champion and third on the all-time PDTR 360 Sprint Car A-main victory list with 23, had to settle for second.

“Plymouth did a hell of a job tonight on the track,” Schlafer said. “When I saw how the track was coming around, it reminded me of the track surface we had here at Plymouth during all the 360 races I ran at this place over the years. I knew it was going to be in my wheelhouse. I hope the fans enjoyed it.”

Blackhurst secure his second IRA 410 Sprint Car Series title with a third-place finish.

“I have to thank my car owner Mike Urner for the opportunity to drive this car this year and the crew for all they do to make the car fast,” Blackhurst said. “I never dreamed that I would win one IRA championship, let alone two now.”

Third starter and fast qualifier Scotty Thiel of Sheboygan placed fourth and Steve Meyer of Sheboygan Falls rounded out the top five after starting eighth.

In the 25-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car A main, Will Gerrits of Waupun grabbed the lead on the opening lap from the pole with outside front row starter Jack Vanderboom following in second.

On lap 3, sixth starter Travis Arenz moved his way into third as the lead trio of Gerrits, Vanderboom and Arenz ran in lock-step formation at the front of the field for the next 12 laps before the first of four caution flags was displayed when Matt Rechek of Beaver Dam spun in turn two on lap 15.

On the restart, contact at the front of the field sent Gerrits spinning to a stop in turn two, while Arenz also spun, but continued on, which brought out the second caution period of the race. By rule, Arenz was sent to the rear of the field, along with Gerrits, on the next restart.

With Gerrits restarting at the rear, Vanderboom assumed the lead over third starter Adam Miller of Plymouth following the restart. The third caution of the race was displayed on lap 17 when 2011 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Ben Schmidt, 2018 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champ Justin Miller of Plymouth and Justin Erickson of Plymouth spun along the backstretch.

Tim Haddy of Waupun, who started eighth, bolted into second on lap 18 with two-time and defending PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Brandon McMullen of Oshkosh, who started 15th, following in third.

The fourth and final caution flag appeared on lap 18 when Cole Possi of Rock, Mich. slowed along the front stretch with a flat tire.

On the restart, McMullen ducked under Haddy to claim second, but he was unable to mount a serious challenge for the lead as Vanderboom pulled ahead to secure his first career PDTR and MSA 360 Sprint Car A-main victory.

“I’m at a loss for words right now,” Vanderboom said in victory lane. “The car felt amazing and the crew did a great job to make this happen.”

McMullen finished second, Adam Miller placed third, 2008 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Lance Fassbender of Burnett, who started 12th, finished fourth and Haddy rounded out the top five.


Arenz recovered from his spin on lap 15 to finish ninth and nail down his initial PDTR 360 Sprint Car championship by a 14-point margin over McMullen.

Allen Hafford of Beach Park, Ill. led the opening lap of the 20-lap Wisconsin WingLESS A main as outside front row starter Jimmy Sivia of Winthrop Harbor, Ill. slipped into second.

On lap three, fourth starter Tim Cox worked the high groove to move past both Sivia and Hafford to sweep into first place. With Cox leading the way, sixth starter Ryan Marshall and fifth starter Ryan Zielski of Oconomowoc, who entered the race first and second in the Wisconsin WingLESS Series points battle, dueled side by side for several laps until Zielski surged head on lap 7.

Four laps later, Zielski moved into second with Marshall following in third. The first of three caution flags appeared on lap when Nathan Crane of Waukegan, Ill. spun in turn two.

On the restart, Zielski moved in to pressure Cox for the top spot. Two more cautions slowed the pace on lap 16 when Dennis Spitz of Lewisburg, Kentucky stopped on the track and Derek Crane of Racine slowed on the track.

Cox maintained the lead on the restart before Zielski mounted a spirit charge in turn two on the final lap. However, Cox held on to earn the Wisconsin WingLESS Sprint Car Series A-main victory.

Zielski had to settle for second, Marshall wrapped up the 2021 Wisconsin WingLESS title with a third-place finish, Sivia wound up fourth and third starter Chris Klemko of Bristol rounded out the top five.

Ron Brannam of Holiday Hills, Ill. led early in the 20-lap IRA Lightning Sprints A main before second starter Mark Heinert of Oak Creek assumed the top spot on lap 3.

One lap later the lone caution flag of the race appeared when Andrew Kiedrowski of Union Grove spun in turn two. On the restart sixth starter Mike Neau flexed his muscle along the high groove to take second on lap 11.

Two later later, Neau bolted past Heinert and into the lead in turn one. Neau held on over the final seven laps to secure the victory.

Heinert was second, Nick Petska, who started fourth, placed third to wrap up the 2021 IRA Lightning Sprints championship, Tim Brannam of Holiday Hills, Ill. placed fourth after starting third and 12th starter John Kirk of Johnsburg, Ill. finished fifth.

Kevin Karnitz of West Bend won the 15-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car B main. Mike Sullivan of Burlington captured the 12-lap Wisconsin WingLESS B main.

Scotty Thiel earned IRA 410 Sprint Car Series fast qualifier honors with a fast lap of 11.056 seconds.

The 18thand final PDTRprogram of the 2021 season, which was sponsored byJosfo Electric, drew 106 total cars, including25 IRA 410 Sprint Cars, 31 PDTR-MSA 360 Sprint Cars, 33 Wisconsin WingLESS Sprint Cars and 17 IRA Lightning Sprints.

The new book “70 Years of Plymouth Dirt Track Racing” by Dennis Darovich of Sheboygan and George Baumann of Waupun, covering every season of racing at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. from 1950 to 2020 will be available for purchase at every race during the 2021 PDTR season, as well as at the Sheboygan County Fair office during regular business hours and online at www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com.

BUMPER TO BUMPER INTERSTATE RACING ASSOCIATION 410 SPRINT CARS

QUALIFYING
1, Scotty Thiel 11.056 2, Scotty Neitzel 11.150 3, Dylan Cisney 11.153 4, Mike Reinke 11.217 5, Blake Nimee 11.252 6, Wayne Modjeski 11.308 7, Noah Gass 11.343 8, Danny Schlafer 11.344 9, Steve Meyer 11.359 10, Jake Blackhurst 11.380 11, Jordan Goldesberry 11.435 12, Dave Uttech 11.448 13, Robbie Pribnow 11.465 14, Kyle Schuett 11.468 15, Josh Walter 11.484 16, Russel Borland 11.516 17, Jeremy Schultz 11.520 18, Hunter Custer 11.610 19, Jack Berger 11.619 20, Kris Spitz 11.645 21, Jereme Schroeder 11.831 22, Ion Stear 11.958 23, Austin Hartmann 12.365 24, Matt Myers 14.552 25, Ryan Irwin (no time).

HEAT 1
1, Jake Blackhurst 2, Noah Gass 3, Scotty Thiel 4, Robbie Pribnow 5, Mike Reinke 6, Jack Berger 7, Russel Borland 8, Ion Stear 9, Ryan Irwin.

HEAT 2
1, Danny Schlafer 2, Scotty Neitzel 3, Jordan Goldesberry 4, Blake Nimee 5, Jeremy Schultz 6, Kris Spitz 7, Kyle Schuett 8, Austin Hartmann.

HEAT 3
1, Steve Meyer 2, Dylan Cisney 3, Dave Uttech 4, Josh Walter 5, Wayne Modjeski 6, Hunter Custer 7, Jereme Schroeder 8, Matt Myers.

DASH 1
1, Jake Blackhurst 2, Scotty Thiel 3, Mike Reinke 4, Scotty Neitzel 5, Dylan Cisney.

DASH 2
1, Noah Gass 2, Blake Nimee 3, Danny Schlafer 4, Steve Meyer 5, Wayne Modjeski.

A MAIN
1, Noah Gass 2, Danny Schlafer 3, Jake Blackhurst 4, Scotty Thiel 5, Steve Meyer 6, Dylan Cisney 7, Mike Reinke 8, Jordan Goldesberry 9, Josh Walter 10, Scotty Neitzel 11, Jeremy Schultz 12, Dave Uttech 13, Russel Borland 14, Robbie Pribnow 15, Kris Spitz 16, Hunter Custer 17, Jack Berger 18, Kyle Schuett 19, Wayne Modjeski 20, Ion Stear 21, Jereme Schroeder 22, Austin Hartmann 23, Blake Nimee 24, Ryan Irwin 25, Matt Myers.

KRISTINE HARTMANN PLEASANTVIEW REALTY 360 SPRINT CARS

HEAT 1
1, Travis Arenz 2, Tony Wondra 3, Tim Haddy 4, Katelyn Krebsbach 5, Justin Erickson 6, Chris Clayton 7, Tyler Tischendorf 8, Jeremy Hunt.

HEAT 2
1, Tyler Brabant 2, Jack Vanderboom 3, Justin Miller 4, Matt Rechek 5, Kevin Karnitz 6, Dylan Winkel 7, Preston Ruh 8, Anthony Knierim.

HEAT 3
1, Josh Teunissen 2, Cole Possi 3, Lance Fassbender 4, Paul Pokorski 5, Tyler Davis 6, Nick Daywalt 7, Chris Larson 8, Blake Wondra.

HEAT 4
1,Adam Miller 2, Will Gerrits 3, Ben Schmidt 4, Brandon McMullen 5, Kurt Davis 6, Scott Conger 7, Bill Taylor.

B MAIN
1, Kevin Karnitz 2, Kurt Davis 3, Paul Pokorski 4, Justin Erickson 5, Chris Clayton 6, Nick Daywalt 7, Bill Taylor 8, Preston Ruh 9, Chris Larson 10, Tyler Tischendorf 11, Blake Wondra 12, Scott Conger 13, Dylan Winkel 14, Jeremy Hunt 15, Anthony Knierim (DNS).

A MAIN
1, Jack Vanderboom 2, Brandon McMullen 3, Adam Miller 4, Lance Fassbender 5, Tim Haddy 6, Kurt Davis 7, Kevin Karnitz 8, Tyler Brabant 9, Travis Arenz 10, Will Gerrits 11, Justin Erickson 12, Josh Teunissen 13, Tyler Davis 14, Paul Pokorski 15, Chris Clayton 16, Cole Possi 17, Nick Daywalt 18, Ben Schmidt 19, Katelyn Krebsbach 20, Tony Wondra 21, Justin Miller 22, Matt Rechek.

WISCONSIN WINGLESS SPRINT CARS

QUALIFIER 1
1, Nathan Crane 2, Tate Hensley 3, Daniel Graumenz 4, Greg Alt 5, Vince Bartolotta 6, Tom Eller 7, Seth Johnson 8, Shawn Swim 9, Daniel Walldan 10, Billy Hafford 11, Samantha Stefan 12, Ralph Jonson (DNS).

QUALIFIER 2
1, Natalie Klemko 2, Jake Kouba 3, Dennis Spitz 4, Trinity Uttech 5, William Huck 6, Lance Thompson 7, Josh Davidson 8, Bryce Andrews 9, Mike Sullivan 10, Zach Hansen 11, George Gaertner III.

LAST CHANCE QUALIFIER
1, Mike Sullivan 2, Shawn Swim 3, Zach Hansen 4, Tom Eller 5, Daniel Wallden 6, George Gaertner III 7, Lance Thompson 8, Josh Davidson 9, Billy Hafford 10, Ralph Johnson 11, Samantha Stefan 12, Bryce Andrews 13, Seth Johnson.

A MAIN
1, Tim Cox 2, Ryan Zielski 3, Ryan Marshall 4, Jimmy Sivia 5, Chris Klemko 6, Jake Kouba 7, Clayton Rossmann 8, Tate Hensley 9, Jordan Paulsen 10, Allen Hafford 11, Natalie Klemko 12, Daniel Graumenz 13, Rusty Egan 14, Trinity Uttech 15, Mike Sullivan 16, Zach Hansen 17, Nathan Crane 18, Greg Alt 19, Vince Bartolotta 20, Shawn Swim 21, Tom Eller 22, William Huck, 23, Derek Crane 24, Dennis Spitz.

INTERSTATE RACING ASSOCIATION LIGHTNING SPRINTS

QUALIFYING
1, Mike Neau 12.786 2, John Kirk 13.225 3, Nick Petska 13.420 4, Tim Brannam 13.485 5, Mark Heinert 13.489 6, Ron Brannam 13.600 7, Mike Unger 13.621 8, Mark Brannam 13.641 9, Nick Sheridan 13.796 10, C.J. Malueg 13.928 11, Andrew Kiedrowski 14.325 12, Kevin Frederiksen 14.325 13, Mitchell Reich 14.893 14, Xander York 15.060 15, Chris Quilman 15.166 16, Carl Sturt (tome time) 17, Jacob Sturt (no time).

HEAT 1
1,Mark Heinert 2, Mike Neau 3, Mike Unger 4, Nick Petska 5, Nick Sheridan 6, Chris Quilman 7, Andrew Kiedrowski 8, Mitchell Reich 9, Carl Sturt.

HEAT 2
1, Tim Brannam 2, John Kirk 3, Max Brannam 4, Ron Brannam 5, Kevin Frederiksen 6, Xander York 7, Jacob Sturt 8, C.J. Malueg.

A MAIN
1, Mike Neau 2, Mark Heinert 3, Nick Petska 4, Tim Brannam 5, John Kirk 6, Mike Unger 7, Ron Brannam 8, Max Brannam 9, Xander York 10, Chris Quilman 11, Andrew Kiedrowski 12, Kevin Frederiksen 13, Mitchell Reich 14, Nick Sheridan 15, C.J. Malueg (DNS), 16, Carl Sturt (DNS) 17, Jacob Sturt.

 

 

Hoover Goes Wire to Wire to Earn First Career Win
Tulsa, OK (September 26, 2021) Emilio Hoover from Jenks, Oklahoma, added his name to the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League record book Saturday night at I-44 Riverside Speedway by leading wire to wire en route to his first career Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League Feature Event.

Starting from the pole position, Hoover put his Team Ripper No. 21 out front early. Mason Daugherty, Kyle Jones, and Tanner Berryhill all followed close behind him and battled for positions. Berryhill took a few shots at a pass for the lead, only to have a caution flag fly for debris on the race track. On the restart Hoover once again jumped out front and never looked back. Jones found himself in the runner-up position for the second time in as many nights and Berryhill rounded out the podium. Andrew Felker finished fourth and Hank Davis earned the Schure Built Suspensions Hard Charger award with a 13th to fifth place run.

The POWRi West series will head to to Sweet Springs, Missouri next weekend Friday, October 1st and Saturday, October 2nd for a co-sanctioned event with the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League.

Smith Titanium Heat race 1 - Kyle Jones

Saldana Racing Products Heat race 2 - Tanner Berryhill

Rod End Supply High Passing Points - Tanner Berryhill

Schure Built Suspensions Hard Charger - Hank Davis

Lucas Oil POWRi Feature Event Results: 1. 21-Emilio Hoover 2. 7U-Kyle Jones 3. 17-Tanner Berryhill 4. 11A-Andrew Felker 5. 14-Hank Davis 6. 32-Trey Marcham 7. 00-Chase McDermand 8. 97-Mason Daugherty 9. 7-Shannon McQueen 10. 7X-Michelle Decker 11. 70-Cade Cowles 12. 44-Branigan Roark 13. 2S-Travis Scott

Photo Credits: Richard Bales

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Jason Martin is Lubbock Wrecker Service 305 Nationals Champion at I-70!

Lonnie Wheatley, ODESSA, Mo. (September 25, 2021) – Jason Martin has knocked on the door of the previous pair of Lubbock Wrecker Service 305 Sprint Car Nationals with back-to-back runner-up finishes in 2019 and 2020.

The Liberal, KS, native finished off the job this time around atop the -mile I-70 Motorsports Park clay oval by topping Saturday night’s 30-lap championship finale of the Fifth Annual event, a victory that proved to be worth $4,250 including lap money to push his overall take for the three-day event to $5,225.

“I was a little bummed when I pulled the six for the Dash,” Martin commented in victory lane. “But I also knew that it was a long race and I had time to get there, I just had to rely upon my experience.”

Gridding the feature fourth after gaining a pair of positions in the Weld Racing Pole Dash, Martin moved the Myers-powered Rezac Concrete/Trucks Plus/Bybee Electric No. 5x Eagle into second on the opening round and set his sights on pole starter and early leader Ty Williams.

Williams kept Martin and the battling duo of Zach Blurton and Luke Cranston at bay in the initial rounds before approaching a gaggle of lapped cars a half-dozen laps in.

The Arcadia, OK, threaded his way through six cars while Martin and company got bogged down briefly, allowing Williams to slip away to a half straightaway lead.

“There were some of those guys racing side-by-side and there just wasn’t anywhere to go,” Martin explained.

Once free of that pack, Martin chipped away at Williams’ advantage and pounced when Williams ran afoul of traffic to open the door to victory lane.

Martin weathered one caution after 19 laps for a slowing car and then adeptly worked through traffic in the final circuits to secure the win.

Williams on that restart with Blurton finally breaking free of Cranston after trading third. Blurton closed the gap on Williams and used traffic to race into second, a position he held the rest of the way for a sweep of weekend runner-up finishes.

Williams settled for the show position with Cranton and Jeremy Huish rounding out the top five. After starting on the front row outside, Kyler Johnson crossed the stripe in sixth with Toby Chapman, Monty Ferreira, Randy Martin and Jay Russell completing the top ten.

Williams picked up an extra $300 by winning the Weld Racing Pole Dash that included a $1,000 overall purse for the six drivers that racked up the most cumulative points in Thursday and Friday preliminary action. Indiana’s Alfred Galedridge, Jr., and Nebraska’s John Webster picked up Saturday night heat race wins.

I-70 Motorsports Park – Fifth Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service 305 Sprint Car Nationals

September 25, 2021 Results:

United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS):

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 19-Alfred Galedridge, Jr., 2. 45-Monty Ferreira, 3. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 4. 15-Jack Potter, 5. 63-Randy Martin, 6. 20d-Jacob Dye, 7. 75-Cash Beeson, 8. 38c-Camdin Couch, 9. 36-Chris Couch.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 9-John Webster, 2. 76-Jay Russell, 3. 1p-Curtis Evans, 4. 91-Steven Russell, 5. 4-Josh Poe, 6. 4-Josh Poe, 7. 43-Jake Greenwood, 8. 38-Kevin Frisbie, 9. 1-Greg Murry.

Weld Racing Pole Dash (6 Laps): 1. 911-Ty Wlliams ($300), 2. 45x-Kyler Johnson ($200), 3. 2J-Zach Blurton ($150), 4. 5x-Jason Martin ($150), 5. 7c-Toby Chapman ($100), 6 20-Luke Cranston ($100).

“A” Main (30 Laps): 1. 5x-Jason Martin (4) [$4,250], 2. 2J-Zach Blurton (3) [$2,160], 3. 911-Ty Williams (1) [$2,580], 4. 20-Luke Cranston (6) [$1,040], 5. 88J-Jeremy Huish (8) [$800], 6. 45x-Kyler Johnson (2) [$700], 7. 7c-Toby Chapman (5) [$650], 8. 45-Monty Ferreira (10) [$600], 9. 63-Randy Martin (9) [$550], 10. 76-Jay Russell (7) [$500], 11. 19-Alfred Galedridge, Jr. (14) [$475], 12. 1p-Curtis Evans (12) [$450], 13. 43-Jake Greenwood (15) [$425], 14. 4-Josh Poe [$400], 15. 15-Jack Potter (14) [$400], 16. 91-Steven Russell (19) [$400}, 17. 20d-Jacob Dye (17) [$400], 18. 36c-Camdin Couch (20) [$400], 19. 38-Kevin Frisbie (21) [$400, 20. 9-John Webster (13) [$400], 21. 75-Cash Beeson (16) [$400], 22. 36-Chris Couch (22) [$400], 23. 1-Greg Murry (DNS).

 

 

Henderson, Barger and Yeigh Victorious During Championship Weekend at Huset's Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (Sept. 25, 2021) - Justin Henderson, Nick Barger and Cory Yeigh posted victories on Saturday at Huset's Speedway during the penultimate night of Championship Weekend.

Henderson is one step closer to winning the Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig track championship as he added to his points lead entering the season finale on Sunday thanks to a dominating performance on Saturday evening when the Buffalo Wild Wings Northern Outlaw Sprint Association sanctioned the action.

Henderson led all 25 laps during the feature, which was broken up by cautions on Lap 8, Lap 16, Lap 18, Lap 19 and Lap 24 - the final stoppage creating a green-white-checkered finish that took Henderson out of traffic.

Henderson, whose lead was dwindled down to less than half a second as traffic was side by side in front of him prior to the caution, made the most of the clear track for the final restart and he pulled away to win by 1.396 seconds.

"I'm really proud of these guys and really proud to be on the front stretch, and going to be extremely happy to win the championship tomorrow," he said in Victory Lane.

Matt Juhl came out on top of a spirited battle for the runner-up position.

"The car felt great," he said. "I just could not get any great restarts. I felt good in (turns) one and two and everybody was kind of the same in (turns) three and four. It would have gotten fun there (without the final caution), but that's racing."

Mark Dobmeier rallied from 10th to round out the podium.

"Overall it was a great Huset's track," he said. "We just got ourselves behind the eight ball early. We had an excellent car, especially on long green-flag runs. That last yellow, I didn't really want to see it because we had Henderson and Juhl right there, lapped cars all in the way. I was really licking my chops there."

Brooke Tatnell finished fourth and Ryan Timms charged from the back of the field following an early incident to a fifth-place result. Timms was running second when he brought out the first caution of the race after jumping the cushion and spinning in turns three and four on Lap 8.

Timms and Juhl set quick time during their qualifying groups. Timms, Jack Dover, Skylar Prochaska and Jade Hastings each won a heat race. Colin Smith captured the B Main.

Barger produced his first career sprint car win as he led the distance of the 20-lap Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series A Main.

"It's pretty incredible," he said. "It's been a long road. I'm just happy to get one done."

Bayley Ballenger earned a second-place showing with Lee Goos Jr. charging from 20th to third. Brandon Bosma advanced from 15th to fourth and points leader Dusty Ballenger hustled from 18th to fifth.

Taylor Ryan, Shane Fick, Barger and Ty Hanten won the heat races. Whitley Barr garnered the B Main.

Yeigh recorded his track-best sixth Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks victory of the season. Matt Steuerwald placed second with Colby Klaassen ending third, Evan Miller fourth and Zach Olivier fifth.

Klaassen and Yeigh posted heat race triumphs.

The season concludes at Huset's Speedway on Sunday with the Championship Weekend finale featuring the Buffalo Wild Wings Northern Outlaw Sprint Association and Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig as well as the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series. The 410 sprint car main event pays $8,000 to win with a $1,000 bonus to the Hard Charger Award winner courtesy of Cressman Sanitation.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students 13-years-old to 18-years-old. Children 12-years-old and younger get in free.

The gates open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m.

CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND RACE RESULTS AT HUSET'S SPEEDWAY (Sept. 25, 2021) -

NOSA Series/Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 7-Justin Henderson (1); 2. 09-Matt Juhl (5); 3. 13-Mark Dobmeier (10); 4. 16-Brooke Tatnell (4); 5. 5T-Ryan Timms (2); 6. 27-Carson McCarl (8); 7. 14-Jody Rosenboom (17); 8. 8H-Jade Hastings (6); 9. 22-Riley Goodno (13); 10. 11M-Brendan Mullen (14); 11. 8-Jack Croaker (18); 12. 05-Colin Smith (21); 13. 20A-Jordan Adams (24); 14. 99-Jordan Graham (15); 15. 4W-Matt Wasmund (22); 16. 9N-Wade Nygaard (9); 17. 0-Nick Omdahl (19); 18. 0X-Alex Schriever (23); 19. 35-Skylar Prochaska (3); 20. ACE-Dusty Zomer (12); 21. (DNF) 17-Zach Omdahl (16); 22. (DNF) 14T-Tim Estenson (11); 23. (DNF) 81-Jack Dover (7); 24. (DNF) 37-Sye Anderson (20).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 05-Colin Smith (3); 2. 4W-Matt Wasmund (2); 3. 0X-Alex Schriever (6); 4. 20A-Jordan Adams (4); 5. (DNF) 101-Chuck McGillivray (7); 6. (DNF) 10S-Josh Swangler (1); 7. (DNS) 10J-Justin Jacobsma; 8. (DNS) 11X-Donovan Peterson.

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 5T-Ryan Timms (4); 2. 13-Mark Dobmeier (2); 3. 22-Riley Goodno (1); 4. 16-Brooke Tatnell (3); 5. 14-Jody Rosenboom (5); 6. 05-Colin Smith (6); 7. 0X-Alex Schriever (7).

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 81-Jack Dover (2); 2. 14T-Tim Estenson (1); 3. 7-Justin Henderson (4); 4. 11M-Brendan Mullen (3); 5. 37-Sye Anderson (7); 6. 10S-Josh Swangler (5); 7. (DNF) 10J-Justin Jacobsma (6).

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 35-Skylar Prochaska (1); 2. 9N-Wade Nygaard (3); 3. 09-Matt Juhl (4); 4. 99-Jordan Graham (2); 5. 8-Jack Croaker (5); 6. 20A-Jordan Adams (7); 7. 4W-Matt Wasmund (6).

Heat 4 (10 Laps): 1. 8H-Jade Hastings (2); 2. 27-Carson McCarl (4); 3. ACE-Dusty Zomer (3); 4. 17-Zach Omdahl (1); 5. 0-Nick Omdahl (5); 6. 11X-Donovan Peterson (6); 7. 101-Chuck McGillivray (7).

Qualifying A (2 Laps): 1. 5T-Ryan Timms, 00:10.822 (1); 2. 7-Justin Henderson, 00:11.081 (7); 3. 16-Brooke Tatnell, 00:11.142 (2); 4. 11M-Brendan Mullen, 00:11.229 (3); 5. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 00:11.294 (10); 6. 81-Jack Dover, 00:11.386 (11); 7. 22-Riley Goodno, 00:11.424 (13); 8. 14-Jody Rosenboom, 00:11.431 (4); 9. 14T-Tim Estenson, 00:11.440 (8); 10. 10S-Josh Swangler, 00:11.458 (6); 11. 05-Colin Smith, 00:11.562 (14); 12. 10J-Justin Jacobsma, 00:11.727 (5); 13. 0X-Alex Schriever, 00:12.001 (12); 14. (DQ) 37-Sye Anderson, 00:11.895 (9).

Qualifying B (2 Laps): 1. 09-Matt Juhl, 00:11.227 (8); 2. 27-Carson McCarl, 00:11.237 (3); 3. 9N-Wade Nygaard, 00:11.271 (14); 4. ACE-Dusty Zomer, 00:11.396 (9); 5. 99-Jordan Graham, 00:11.430 (7); 6. 8H-Jade Hastings, 00:11.449 (10); 7. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 00:11.472 (1); 8. 17-Zach Omdahl, 00:11.540 (11); 9. 8-Jack Croaker, 00:11.655 (4); 10. 0-Nick Omdahl, 00:11.707 (6); 11. 4W-Matt Wasmund, 00:11.801 (12); 12. 11X-Donovan Peterson, 00:11.927 (5); 13. 20A-Jordan Adams, 00:12.077 (2); 14. (DNS) 101-Chuck McGillivray.

Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 14-Nick Barger (3); 2. 6B-Bayley Ballenger (4); 3. 17-Lee Goos Jr (20); 4. 23-Brandon Bosma (15); 5. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (18); 6. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (7); 7. 81-Jared Jansen (11); 8. 13-Ty Hanten (5); 9. 17V-Casey Abbas (13); 10. 77-Taylor Ryan (9); 11. 32T-Trefer Waller (6); 12. 22W-Aaron Werner (19); 13. F5-Tim Rustad (16); 14. 40-Whitley Barr (17); 15. (DNF) X-Josh Sterrett (10); 16. (DNF) 8K-Micah Slendy (1); 17. (DNF) 12L-John Lambertz (2); 18. (DNF) 69-Mike Moore (12); 19. (DNF) 5-Stu Snyder (14); 20. (DNF) 7-Shane Fick (8).

B Feature (10 Laps): 1. 40-Whitley Barr (1); 2. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (7); 3. 22W-Aaron Werner (2); 4. 17-Lee Goos Jr (3); 5. 3M-Marcus Rothenbacher (6); 6. 98-Nate Barger (10); 7. 11S-Logan Kafka (9); 8. M00-Courtney Stambeck (4); 9. (DNS) 18-Dalton Domagala; 10. (DNS) 8-Jacob Hughes; 11. (DNS) 86-Aaron Penning.

Gunderson Racing Inc Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 77-Taylor Ryan (1); 2. X-Josh Sterrett (4); 3. 8K-Micah Slendy (5); 4. 17V-Casey Abbas (6); 5. 40-Whitley Barr (3); 6. 18-Dalton Domagala (7); 7. (DNS) 8-Jacob Hughes.

Keizer Wheels Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 7-Shane Fick (1); 2. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (2); 3. 69-Mike Moore (4); 4. 5-Stu Snyder (5); 5. 22W-Aaron Werner (3); 6. 3M-Marcus Rothenbacher (6); 7. 86-Aaron Penning (7).

Saldana Racing Products Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 14-Nick Barger (1); 2. 81-Jared Jansen (2); 3. 12L-John Lambertz (3); 4. 23-Brandon Bosma (4); 5. 17-Lee Goos Jr (5); 6. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (6); 7. 11S-Logan Kafka (7).

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 32T-Trefer Waller (3); 2. 13-Ty Hanten (2); 3. 6B-Bayley Ballenger (6); 4. F5-Tim Rustad (4); 5. M00-Courtney Stambeck (1); 6. (DNF) 98-Nate Barger (5).

Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks

A Feature (15 Laps): 1. 64-Cory Yeigh (1); 2. 3-Matt Steuerwald (5); 3. 34K-Colby Klaassen (6); 4. 88-Evan Miller (2); 5. 71Z-Zach Olivier (8); 6. 7-Matthew Donker (7); 7. 14J-Jayke Glanzer (10); 8. 40-Tim Dann (3); 9. 83-Nick Janssen (9); 10. (DNF) 15-Brandon Ferguson (4).

Furbys Auto Repair Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 34K-Colby Klaassen (1); 2. 3-Matt Steuerwald (4); 3. 15-Brandon Ferguson (2); 4. 7-Matthew Donker (3); 5. 83-Nick Janssen (5).

Midwest Oil Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 64-Cory Yeigh (2); 2. 40-Tim Dann (3); 3. 88-Evan Miller (1); 4. 71Z-Zach Olivier (4); 5. 14J-Jayke Glanzer (5).

2021 HUSET'S SPEEDWAY WEEKLY DIVISION FEATURE WINNERS -

Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig:

Justin Henderson - 5 (May 16, May 23, July 11, July 18 and Sept. 25); Austin McCarl - 5 (May 9, May 30, June 13, June 20 and July 25); Mark Dobmeier - 1 (Aug. 1);Jack Dover - 1 (Aug. 29);David Gravel - 1 (June 6); and Parker Price-Miller - 1 (May 31)

Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks:

Cory Yeigh - 6 (May 9, June 6, June 13, June 20, Aug. 29 and Sept. 25); Zach Olivier - 4 (May 23, May 30, Aug. 22 and Sept. 24); Dan Jensen - 1 (Aug. 1);Billy Prouty - 1 (May 16);Jim Pruett - 1 (July 18);Matt Steuerwald - 1 (July 11); and Shaun Taylor - 1 (July 25)

Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series :

Lee Goos Jr. - 2 (May 23 and June 6); John Lambertz - 2 (May 16 and Aug. 29); Casey Abbas - 1 (July 18);Dusty Ballenger - 1 (July 25);Nick Barger - 1 (Sept. 25);Brandon Bosma - 1 (Aug. 1);Jesse Lindberg - 1 (May 9);Mike Moore - 1 (May 30);Javen Ostermann - 1 (June 13);Taylor Ryan - 1 (July 11); and Micah Slendy - 1 (June 20)

UP NEXT -

Sunday featuring the Buffalo Wild Wings Northern Outlaw Sprint Association and Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig and the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series

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HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

Huset's Speedway is a dirt oval located in Brandon, S.D. The track opened in 1954 and has undergone a large renovation within the last few years, making it a premier destination for both marquee racing events and weekly programs.

 

 

 

PINK LADY CLASSIC FIELD NEARLY SET

September 24, 2021 – Meridian, Idaho – The starting field for tonight’s’ 7th annual Pink Lady Classic at Meridian Speedway is nearly set. Only two spots remain and will be filled with a 15-lap Last Chance Qualifier prior to the 100-lap finale. Teams will be vying for chance to win $20,000 from the total purse of nearly $52,000.

The event will be a points race for NSRA and Speed Tour with a promotional involvement from Must See Racing presented by Engine Pro. British Columbia, Canada driver Aaron Willison set a new track record and the right to claim the pole position for tonight’s event. Willison was the only driver to crack the 10 second barrier when he ripped a lap of 10.903 seconds around the 8-degree banked quarter- mile speedway. The right to lead the field for tonight’s event was worth $500 for Willison.

Several heavy hitters missed the transfer to the A-main during heat race preliminaries and were forced to crack the A-main starting lineup through the B-main including Eric Humphries, Bryan Warf, Jimmy McCune, Randy Dubois, and Matt Elliott among others.

Humphries led wire-to-wire to capture the 20-lap ‘Tom Elliott Sportsman Classic’ and secure a spot in tonight’s 100-lap Pink Lady Classic. The win was worth $1,000 for Humphries.

Willison and second fastest qualifier Colton Nelson received automatic starting spots and were locked into the feature event by virtue of their qualifying times. The duo will make up the front row for tonight’s event.

PINK LADY CLASSIC STARTING LINEUP

Row 1 Aaron Willison – Colton Nelson Row 2 Austyn Gossell – Ryan Newman Row 3 Riley Rogers – Casey Tillman Row 4 Bryan Gossell – Kris Muhler Row 5 Aiden Spiers – Kyle Alberding Row 6 Troy DeCaire – Eric Humphries Row 7 Bryan Warf – Jimmy McCune Row 8 Ryan Burdett – Jimmy McCune Row 9 Matt Elliott – Ron Larson Row 10 DJ Lyons – Randy Dubois Row 11 Connor Elliott – Rob Grice Row 12 Preston Henderson -

 

 

Marcham makes late race pass to win at Tulsa Speedway

Tulsa, Oklahoma (September 24, 2021) The Newcastle, Oklahoma native Trey Marcham made a late race charge to pass Kyle Jones and claim his second win of the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League season.

At the drop of the green flag, Marcham, who started seventh for the main event, methodically worked his way through traffic as Jones took the early lead away from Emilio Hoover. Jones paced the field through multiple cautions while Hoover, Andrew Felker, and Hank Davis battled for positions behind him. Hoover brought out the night’s lone red flag after tagging the wall in between turns three and four, collecting Davis.

When racing resumed, Felker and Shannon McQueen traded passes as Marcham continued to work his way forward. With less than five laps to go, Marcham and Jones put on a show, but Marcham prevailed and captured the win. Jones followed in second, with Felker third, McQueen fourth, and Tanner Berryhill earned the Keizer Wheels Hard Charger award, moving from 15th to round out the top five.

POWRi West will be back in action Saturday night at the always exciting I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City.

Smith Titanium Heat race 1 - Shelby Bosie

Saldana Racing Products Heat Race 2 - Emilio Hoover

Rod End Supply High Passing Points - Hank Davis

Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Feature Event Results: 1. 32-Trey Marcham 2. 7U-Kyle Jones 3. 11A-Andrew Felker 4. 7-Shannon McQueen 5. 17-Tanner Berryhill 6. 97-Mason Daugherty 7. 3B-Shelby Boise 8. 00-Chase McDermand 9. 70-Cade Cowles 10. 21-Emilio Hoover 11. 44-Branigan Roark 12. 14-Hank Davis 13. 00A-Ace McCarthy 14. 22-Curtis Jones 15. 7X-Michelle Decker

 

 

JOHN WATERS ENDS 3+ YEAR WINLESS DROUGHT ON FLYNN’S TIRE/BORN2RUN LUBRICANTS TOUR WITH PACE RUSH LATE MODEL WIN ON NIGHT 1 OF “TOPLESS NATIONALS” AT GENESEE; CHAD RUHLMAN OVERTAKES GALE RUTH JR WITH A LAST LAP PASS TO WIN RUSH SPRINTS
By Mike Leone

(September 24, 2021) -


(Batavia, NY)...The Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC participated in night one of the fourth annual “Topless Nationals” at Genesee Speedway on a chilly Friday evening. The event marked the second of three appearances by the Flynn’s Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Late Model Touring Series to the 1/3-mile Genesee County Fairgrounds oval in 2021. This was the first time that the “Topless Nationals” was a Tour event; and the 28 cars in action matched the all-time record high Genesee car count for each the last four Tour races. The RUSH Sprint Cars competed in an Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series event at Genesee for the third straight “Topless Nationals”.

After coming up just shy to Jeremy Wonderling at the last Genesee Flynn’s Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Tour show on May 29, John Waters emerged victorious on night one of the “Topless Nationals”. Waters passed Joe Martin with 10 laps to go and held him and Wonderling off to end a more than three-year winless drought on the Tour. The exciting 30 lapper featured three different leaders and five lead changes as Waters earned $2,000 for his first Tour win since a nationally televised MAVTV race on July 3, 2018 at Weedsport Speedway. Waters became the seventh different Tour winner of the season in 14 races after current point leader Kyle Hardy started the year off winning four of the first five races.

“It’s been a tough year,” acknowledged the 40-year-old Whitesville, NY racer. “We were really down this week. This is my 17th year racing and every year I’ve gotten a win. I thought this was going to be the first year we went winless so I’m glad to be here tonight. I couldn’t do it without Dale (LeBarron) and the crew sticking with me. Dale has been begging me to get rid of the Rocket and change to this Black Diamond by Chub. Man this thing is good. It just fits my driving style. It was awesome racing with Joe (Martin) and I know Jeremy was behind me. Dale is the heart and soul behind this and just keeps plugging away. Bobby Bentz from Stan’s Transmission has been going through some rough patches so I’m glad we could get this win to hopefully pick up his spirits. This was a heck of a race track. You could race top, bottom. We went with 25s (Hoosier Tires); I saw Joe went with 55s and once he pulled even on that long green I thought ‘oh no’ then we got that caution.”

Martin won the Sunoco Dash to earn the feature pole, but it was Michael Duritsky, Jr. using the outside to power into the early lead over Martin, Waters, Ryan Frazee, and Wonderling. Martin took the lead on lap two from Duritsky, who cut a tire then as he was slowing spun after contact from Waters to bring out the caution. When racing resumed on lap three, Waters took the lead from Martin, while sixth starting Wonderling was halfway to the front by passing Frazee. Frazee was in position for his best run of the season, but slowed to bring out the caution running fourth with nine laps scored, which moved Hardy into the position on the restart.

After a six-car pileup on the frontstretch on lap 10, action settled down with the next 10 laps going caution-free. Duritsky had charged back through the field after his flat tire and was already up to fifth on lap 11. Duritsky and eighth starting Jimmy Johnson both passed Hardy for fourth and fifth respectively on lap 12. Back up front, Martin began to pressure Waters on lap 16 as it was now a four-car race for the lead with Wonderling and Duritsky in tow. Martin was able to retake the lead with an inside move in turn four on lap 19, but a caution one lap later for Jon Rivers wasn’t what Martin wanted to see.

Martin chose the inside on the double file restart giving Waters the outside. Waters made the top work in turns one and two and was able to power ahead of Martin on lap 21 for what would be the winning pass. Waters was able to keep Martin at bay over the final 10 caution-free laps as he took the checkered flag first by a margin of 0.481 seconds. Waters’ 10th career Tour win moved him into sole possession of second place on the all-time win list, and came in just the second night in a newly purchased #32J car by Dale LeBarron with sponsorship from Troups Creek Heating, Accu-Force, Close Racing Supply, Little Power Shop, Fox Shocks, Troups Creek Auto Parts, Atkins Appraisal, and Stan's Transmission.

Martin earned $1,000 for second as he’s now finished in the top two in the last three Tour events and has eight straight top six finishes! “We’re getting used to this,” expressed the 36-year-old Punxsutawney racer after coming up shy by getting passed for the lead late in four Tour and Weekly Series races over the last few weeks. “We had a different tire on than John (Waters) and I still think it was the right tire, but the race didn’t play out how we needed it to. For John to jump in that car and win in it the second night- that’s a big accomplishment. The car was good all night long on long green flag runs. I was trying to hook that brown spot on the inside on the restart, and I thought if I could have got out in front I’d have been okay in clean air until my tires fired. We’ll take second.”

Wonderling and Duritsky traded third back and forth with Wonderling getting the spot on the final lap. Duritsky settled for fourth after an excellent run through the field for his fourth Tour top five finish of the season. Johnson was fifth for the second straight Genesee Tour race. After failing to finish in the top 10 in the first 11 Tour races of the season, Bud Watson continues his late season surge. Watson raced from 15th to a season best sixth for his third straight top 10! Watson was also the lucky recipient of the $100 Sunoco gift card part of the “Fill’er up with Sunoco Bucks” program presented by Sunoco and Zarin Truck & Auto.

Brad Mesler made his first Tour start in two years and went 19th to seventh to earn the $100 Precise Racing Products “Pedal Down” Hard Charger gift card. It was Mesler’s best finish since a fifth on July 2, 2017 at Bradford. After getting up to as high as fourth, Hardy faded to eighth with a folded nose. Despite just his second finish outside the podium, Hardy is still a perfect 14-for-14 with top 10s. Fulton Speedway Champion Chad Homan was ninth over Jason Knowles.

Beamer Guzzardi finished 14th to earn a $150 spoiler kit from Ontime Body& Graphic. Ninth starting Jason Genco, the Eriez Speedway champion, suffered a cut tire early and was chosen as the TBM Brakes “Tough Brake of the Night” recipient. Alan Chapman was the first non-qualifier and received a $100 Performance Bodies gift card as part of the “Nosed Out” contingency.

Hardy set fast time for the third time this season to earn $100 from FK Rod Ends thanks to a lap of 16.603 during “Shock the Clock” qualifying. Earning $25 for their FK Rod Ends heat race wins were Hardy, Duritsky, and Martin. Mesler won the last chance B main. Martin’s second Sunoco Dash win earned him a $100 Sunoco gift card.

Chad Ruhlman kept his perfect streak alive at Genesee in the Pace Performance RUSH Sprint Cars. Ruhlman hounded Gale Ruth, Jr. throughout the duration of the caution-free 20-lap feature before making a last lap winning pass. The New York native and two-time RUSH Sprint Champion is now four-for-four at Genesee in his Sprint Car career following his $1,000 Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series special win! The feature was timed in 6:18.221.

“I wish the interview was right after the race because I had a lot more energy then,” joked the 44-year-old driver who now calls Erie, Pa. home. “I tried to rip that cushion as hard as I could every lap, but he (Ruth) was there. It was a fun race with him racing our hearts out, and I’m sure it will look the same tomorrow night. With 10 to go I started to see his brakes getting hot and they started to stink a little bit. The stream was really coming off his right rear. I wanted to dive underneath him to get him to come down the race track more so I could have clean air for my nose so I could really sail it into turn one. When he went down to block I knew my only chance was to slide him on the last lap. If I did it one lap earlier, he’d have done the same thing to me.”

After his heat race win, Ruth drew the #1 pill to start on the pole of the feature and jumped into the lead; Ruhlman meanwhile had to make a last lap pass of Brian Hartzell in his heat race just to make the redraw after an early spin that forced him to come from the tail. Ruhlman redrew the #3 pill and passed Steve Pedley on the opening lap for second, while Ryan Fraley followed in third.

By lap three, the top three of Ruth, Ruhlman, and Fraley began to distance themselves from the field. Sixth starting Blaze Myers challenged Pedley for the fourth spot as the two Venango County, Pennsylvania racers battled side-by-side on laps 6-9 before Myers finally made the pass on lap nine. Back up front, Ruhlman began to put the pressure on Ruth on lap 13 as the duo raced side-by-side for the lead. Ruhlman also pulled even on lap 15 before making a mistake on the cushion in turn two on lap 16 that gave Ruth some breathing room.

Ruhlman though kept Ruth in his sights and caught back up to the leader two laps later. Ruhlman made his winning pass shooting under Ruth off turn two on the last lap and won the race to the finish by 0.223 seconds. Ruhlman’s all-time leading 33rd career RUSH Sprint Car win came in the Tim Engles-owned, Dirt Roads Logistics/Pennywell Sandblasting/Dotera Oils-sponsored #68.

Ruth, who leads the $5,000 to-win Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series Championship points, was second to earn $500. Fraley’s third place finish matched his career best in a RUSH Sprint Car as he was also third on August 20 at Dog Hollow. Myers, fresh off his first career Sprint Car win last Saturday at Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway, was fourth. Pedley, who earlier in the season competed in his own #21, came home fifth subbing for Rod George in the Hull Racing #41. Ohio racer Tyler Newhart was sixth in his first Genesee start over the team cars of Brian Hartzell and A.J. MacQuarrie. Chris Shuttleworth was ninth in his second start in the J. Mahoney Racing #9J.

The Flynn’s Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Late Model Touring Series and Equipment Rental Options RUSH Sprint Cars will be right back in action on Saturday night (September 25) at Genesee for night two of the “Topless Nationals” with $2,000 and $1,000 to-win respectively. It’s also the Traveling “Manufacturers Night” presented by MSD Performance for the Late Models as drivers in the top 15 in track points at Genesee, Fulton Speedway, and Woodhull Raceway will be eligible for the more than $13,000 in posted product giveaways. Each eligible competing racer will take home a prize packaged valued at least $400!

Pace Performance RUSH Late Model Flynn’s Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Touring Series Race #14 (30 laps, $2,000 to-win): 1. JOHN WATERS (LeBarron 11L) 2. Joe Martin (Snyder 10s) 3. Jeremy Wonderling (3J) 4. Michael Duritsky, Jr. (90J) 5. Jimmy Johnson (39J) 6. Bud Watson (225) 7. Brad Mesler (87s) 8. Kyle Hardy (99) 9. Chad Homan (91) 10. Jason Knowles (Davis 94) 11. Ryan Frazee (11F) 12. J.J. Mazur (13) 13. Brian Kotarski (129) 14. Beamer Guzzardi (12) 15. Billy DuBois (21B) 16. Austin Allen (94X) 17. Brian Knowles (7) 18. Jon Rivers (85) 19. T.J. Downs (1) 20. Dave DuBois (012) 21. Andy Michael (17x) 22. Jim Johnson (93J) 23. Jason Genco (Badgley/Craig 29J) 24. Carl Eldridge (7E).

DNQ for the feature: Alan Chapman (64c), David Stolzenberg (1s), Mark Sundt (94), Todd Chapman (T54).

Car Count: 28
Feature Margin of Victory: 0.481 seconds
Feature Lap Leaders: Michael Duritsky, Jr. (1), John Waters (3-18, 21-30), Joe Martin (2, 19-20)
Ontime Body & Graphic “Spoiler Alert” Spoiler Kit: Beamer Guzzardi
Performance Bodies “Nosed Out”: Alan Chapman
Precise Racing Products “Pedal Down” Hard Charger: Brad Mesler (+12)
Precise Racing Products 5-Gallon Race Jug: John Waters
Sunoco and Zarin Truck & Auto $100 Sunoco Fuel Cards: Bud Watson & Joe Martin
TBM Brakes “Tough Brake of the Night”: Jason Genco

RUSH Late Model FK Rod Ends “Shock the Clock” Qualifying ($100 for fast time) (Track record 16.430 by Jeremy John Waters on 5/29/21): 1. 99-Kyle Hardy, 00:16.603[2]; 2. 90J-Michael Duritsky Jr, 00:16.715[17]; 3. 10S-Joe Martin, 00:16.822[16]; 4. 11F-Ryan Frazee, 00:16.859[3]; 5. 11L-John Waters, 00:16.914[19]; 6. 3J-Jeremy Wonderling, 00:16.963[22]; 7. 94-Jason Knowles, 00:16.995[9]; 8. 39J-Jimmy Johnson, 00:17.044[4]; 9. 29J-Jason Genco, 00:17.145[13]; 10. 85-Jon Rivers, 00:17.151[12]; 11. 13-JJ Mazur, 00:17.197[8]; 12. 91-Chad Homan, 00:17.231[23]; 13. 93J-Jim Johnson, 00:17.231[24]; 14. 7-Brian Knowles, 00:17.232[14]; 15. 225-Bud Watson, 00:17.350[6]; 16. 87S-Brad Mesler, 00:17.351[7]; 17. 12-Beamer Guzzardi, 00:17.413[18]; 18. 94X-Austin Allen, 00:17.439[1]; 19. 129-Brian Kotarski, 00:17.534[27]; 20. 012-Dave DuBois, 00:17.754[20]; 21. 1-TJ Downs, 00:17.809[25]; 22. 21BD-Billy DuBois, 00:17.970[28]; 23. 17X-Andy Michael, 00:18.020[21]; 24. T54-Todd Chapman, 00:18.073[26]; 25. 64C-Alan Chapman, 00:18.095[15]; 26. 94B-Mark Sundt, 00:18.391[10]; 27. 7E-Carl Eldridge, 00:18.510[11]; 28. 1S-David Stolzenberg, 00:23.348[5].

RUSH Late Model FK Rod Ends Heat 1 (8 laps, Top 6 transfer to A, $25 to-win): 1. 99-Kyle Hardy[1]; 2. 11F-Ryan Frazee[2]; 3. 94-Jason Knowles[3]; 4. 85-Jon Rivers[4]; 5. 93J-Jim Johnson[5]; 6. 129-Brian Kotarski[7]; 7. 87S-Brad Mesler[6]; 8. 21BD-Billy DuBois[8]; 9. 64C-Alan Chapman[9]; 10. 1S-David Stolzenberg[10].

RUSH Late Model FK Rod Ends Heat 2 (8 laps, Top 6 transfer to A, $25 to-win): 1. 90J-Michael Duritsky Jr[1]; 2. 11L-John Waters[2]; 3. 39J-Jimmy Johnson[3]; 4. 13-JJ Mazur[4]; 5. 012-Dave DuBois[7]; 6. 7-Brian Knowles[5]; 7. 17X-Andy Michael[8]; 8. 12-Beamer Guzzardi[6]; 9. 94B-Mark Sundt[9].

RUSH Late Model FK Rod Ends Heat 3 (8 laps, Top 6 transfer to A, $25 to-win): 1. 10S-Joe Martin[1]; 2. 3J-Jeremy Wonderling[2]; 3. 29J-Jason Genco[3]; 4. 91-Chad Homan[4]; 5. 225-Bud Watson[5]; 6. 94X-Austin Allen[6]; 7. 1-TJ Downs[7]; 8. 7E-Carl Eldridge[9]; 9. T54-Todd Chapman[8]

RUSH Late Model Last Chance B Main (10 laps, Top 6 transfer to A): 1. 87S-Brad Mesler[1]; 2. 12-Beamer Guzzardi[5]; 3. 17X-Andy Michael[2]; 4. 21BD-Billy DuBois[4]; 5. 1-TJ Downs[3]; 6. 7E-Carl Eldridge[6]; 7. 64C-Alan Chapman[7]; 8. 1S-David Stolzenberg[10]; 9. 94B-Mark Sundt[8]; 10. T54-Todd Chapman[9].

RUSH Late Model Sunoco Dash (6 laps, $100 Sunoco fuel card to-win): 1. 10S-Joe Martin[1]; 2. 90J-Michael Duritsky Jr[3]; 3. 11L-John Waters[5]; 4. 11F-Ryan Frazee[4]; 5. 99-Kyle Hardy[6]; 6. 3J-Jeremy Wonderling[2]

Pace Performance RUSH Sprint Car Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series race #25 (20 laps, $1,000 to-win): 1. CHAD RUHLMAN (Engles 68) 2. Gale Ruth, Jr. (McConnell 24) 3. Ryan Fraley (12) 4. Blaze Myers (43JR) 5. Steve Pedley (Hull 41) 6. Tyler Newhart (57N) 7. Brian Hartzell (69) 8. A.J. MacQuarrie (69x) 9. Chris Shuttleworth (Mahoney/Eckart 9J).

RUSH Sprint Car Heat (8 laps):

 

 

 

Martin Masters Lubbock Wrecker Service 305 Nationals Night Two at I-70!

Lonnie Wheatley, ODESSA, Mo. (September 24, 2021) – Jason Martin proved to be the class of the field in Friday night’s second round of Fifth Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service 305 Sprint Car Nationals preliminary competition atop the -mile I-70 Motorsports Park clay oval.

Bouncing back from power steering line woes that cost him several positions late in Thursday’s feature, Martin gunned into the lead at the outset and paced the field all 20 rounds of the United Rebel Sprint Series event aboard the Myers-powered Rezac Concrete/Trucks Plus/Bybee Electric No. 5x Eagle.

“It drives a lot better when you can actually turn it,” the Liberal, Kansas native now calling Nebraska home quipped afterward.

While Martin paced the entire race amongst heavy lapped traffic, Zach Blurton kept him in reach throughout but couldn’t quite part the waters to make a move for the point.

Following a red flag for Kevin Dye’s turn four tumble with one lap in the books, the final 19 circuits ran off in non-stop fashion with Martin leaving just nine cars on the lead lap with the skies opening up he parked in victory lane.

“I’ve never closed on lapped cars that fast, it was pretty wild,” Martin said.

Blurton settled for runner-up honors for the second night in a row after working his way sixth to second in just three laps with Thursday winner Luke Cranston filling out the podium in third.  Pole starter Randy Martin was fourth with Toby Chapman filling out the top five.

Kyler Johnson was sixth in the fast-paced affair with Ty Williams, Jeremy Huish, Jay Russell and Alfred Galedridge, Jr., rounding out the top ten with Josh Poe earning Hard Charger honors by climbing seven positions from 20th to 13th.

Luke Cranston topped the point charts over the two nights to lock into Saturday night’s Dash for Cash along with Blurton, Jason Martin, Kyler Johnson, Chapman and Ty Williams.

The Fifth Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service 305 Sprint Car Nationals at I-70 Motorsports Park wraps up with Saturday night’s $3,000-to-win championship finale.

I-70 Motorsports Park – Fifth Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service 305 Sprint Car Nationals

September 24, 2021 Results:

United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS):

Qualifying Group One:  1. 45x-Kyler Johnson 16.129, 2. 1p-Curtis Evans 16.245, 3. 7c-Toby Chapman 16.420, 4. 43-Jake Greenwood 16.488, 5. 92J-J.R. Topper 16.531, 6. 45-Monty Ferreira 16.693, 7. 38-Kevin Frisbie 16.863, 8. 91-Steven Russell 16.893, 9. 4-Joseph Poe 16.895.

Qualifying Group Two:  1. 5x-Jason Martin 15.747, 2. 76-Jay Russell 15.947, 3. 9-John Webster 16.005, 4. 63-Randy Martin 16.025, 5. 1-Greg Murry 16.239, 6. 19-Alfred Galedridge, Jr., 16.456, 7. 20d-Jacob Dye 16.507, 8. 26b-Matthew Fox 16.514, 9. 3-Kevin Dye 17.041.

Qualifying Group Three:  1. 20-Luke Cranston 15.545, 2. 2J-Zach Blurton 15.579, 3. 911-Ty Williams 15.694, 4. 15-Jack Potter 15.731, 5. 88J-Jeremy Huish 15.824, 6. 75-Cash Beeson 16.059, 7. 38c-Camdin Couch 17.531 8. 36-Chris Couch 17.895.

Heat One (8 Laps):  1. 7c-Toby Chapman, 2. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 3. 43-Jake Greenwood, 4. 1p-Curtis Evans, 5. 45-Monty Ferriera, 6. 91-Steven Russell, 7. 4-Joseph Poe, 8. 92J-J.R. Topper, 9. 38-Kevin Frisbie.

Heat Two (8 Laps):  1. 63-Randy Martin, 2. 5x-Jason Martin, 3. 76-Jay Russell, 4. 9-John Webster, 5. 19-Alfred Galedridge, Jr., 6. 20d-Jacob Dye, 7. 1-Greg Murry, 8. 26b-Matthew Fox, 9. 3-Kevin Dye.

Heat Three (8 Laps):  1. 20-Luke Cranston, 2. 911-Ty Williams, 3. 2J-Zach Blurton, 4. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 5. 15-Jack Potter, 6. 75-Cash Beeson, 7. 36-Chris Couch, 8. 38c-Camdin Couch.

“A” Main (20 Laps):  1. 5x-Jason Martin (2), 2. 2J-Zach Blurton (6), 3. 20-Luke Cranston (5), 4. 63-Randy Martin (1), 5. 7c-Toby Chapman (3), 6. 45x-Kyler Johnson (4), 7. 911-Ty Williams (7), 8. 88J-Jeremy Huish (10), 9. 76-Jay Russell (8), 10. 19-Alfred Galedridge, Jr. (14), 11. 45-Monty Ferreira (15), 12. 1p-Curtis Evans (12), 13. 4-Josh Poe (20), 14. 15-Jack Potter (13), 15. 43-Jake Greenwood (9), 16. 9-John Webster (11), 17. 91-Steven Russell (18), 18. 20d-Jacob Dye (17) 19. 38c-Camdin Couch (24), 20. 1-Greg Murry (19), 21. 92J-J.R. Topper (23), 22. 26b-Matthew Fox (22), 23. 75-Cash Beeson (16), 24. 36-Chris Couch (21), 25. 38-Kevin Frisbie (25), 26. 3-Kevin Dye (26).

Lap Leaders:  Jason Martin 1-20.

Fifth Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service I-70 305 Sprint Car Nationals Points through Night Two (Top 6 in combined points from Thursday and Friday lock into Saturday’s Dash for Cash – Balance to Saturday heats with invert of six in each heat):


 

 

 

Thursday


 

Friday


 

 

Rank

No.

Name

Qual

Heat

A Main

Total


 

Qual

Heat

A Main

Total


 

Overall

1

20

Luke Cranston

20

24

100

144


 

20

30

91

141


 

285

2

2J

Zach Blurton

20

30

95

145


 

18

24

95

137


 

282

3

5x

Jason Martin

18

27

76

121


 

20

27

100

147


 

268

4

45x

Kyler Johnson

16

30

91

137


 

20

27

82

129


 

266

5

7c

Toby Chapman

16

30

85

131


 

16

30

85

131


 

262

6

911

Ty Williams

20

24

88

132


 

16

27

79

122


 

254

7

88J

Jeremy Huish

18

27

79

124


 

12

21

76

109


 

233

8

76

Jay Russell

12

18

82

112


 

18

24

73

115


 

227

9

63

Randy Martin

6

12

73

91


 

14

30

88

132


 

223

10

43

Jake Greenwood

16

21

66

103


 

14

24

60

98


 

201

11

45

Monty Ferreira

18

24

54

96


 

10

18

68

96


 

192

12

1p

Curtis Evans

14

21

48

83


 

18

21

66

105


 

188

13

15

Jack Potter

8

15

70

93


 

14

18

62

94


 

187

14

4

Josh Poe

14

24

68

106


 

4

12

64

80


 

186

15

19

Alfred Galedridge, Jr.

8

12

62

82


 

10

18

70

98


 

180

16

9

John Webster

12

21

42

75


 

16

21

58

95


 

170

17

20d

Jacob Dye

12

15

64

91


 

8

15

54

77


 

168

18

1

Greg Murry

8

15

58

81


 

12

12

50

74


 

155

19

75

Cash Beeson

14

18

50

82


 

10

15

44

69


 

151

20

26b

Matthew Fox

10

18

60

88


 

6

9

46

61


 

149

21

38

Kevin Frisbie

10

12

56

78


 

8

6

40

54


 

132

22

92J

J.R. Topper

10

9

44

63


 

12

9

48

69


 

132

23

38c

Camdin Couch

4

3

52

59


 

8

9

52

69


 

128

24

91

Steven Russell

4

3

40

47


 

6

15

56

77


 

124

25

36

Chris Couch

6

9

46

61


 

6

12

42

60


 

121

26

3

Kevin Dye


 

 

 

 

 

4

6

36

46


 

46

 

 

Cranston Captures I-70s Lubbock Wrecker Service 305 Nationals Opener!

Lonnie Wheatley, ODESSA, Mo. (September 23, 2021) – Luke Cranston already has the Belleville 305 Nationals crowns to his credit this season.

Now, the Ness City, KS, racer is seeking to add another feather to his cap with this weekend’s United Rebel Sprint Series-sanctioned Fifth Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service 305 Sprint Car Nationals atop the I-70 Motorsports Park clay oval.

He is off to a strong in that pursuit by racing to victory lane in Thursday night’s 20-lap preliminary main event that kicked off the three-night tilt that culminates with Saturday night’s $3,000-to-win championship finale.

Cranston chased Kyler Johnson for the opening dozen rounds before battling into the lead in traffic and then beat Zach Blurton to the checkered flag with Johnson settling for the show position.

“It was really a blessing to start up front in that one,” Cranston said after the triumph aboard the Myers-powered Southwest Family Farms No. 20 Maxim .  “I’m looking forward to the next two nights, hopefully we can keep it out front.”

While Cranston took the opening night win, Blurton escaped as the night’s top point earner to give him an inside track to Saturday’s Dash that will include the top six in point after Friday’s preliminary event.

Johnson gunned into the lead from the pole position and kept Cranston and Bubak at bay.  The trio diced for the point at the midway mark as heavy lapped traffic was in play.  Cranston and Johnson crossed the stripe on the 12th side-by-side with Cranston completing the race-winning in the next pair of corners.

Blurton followed suit a lap later, making his way past Johnson for second but was unable to mount a charge on Cranston as the checkered flag flew with 0.751-second difference separating the lead duo.

Johnson was third with Ty Williams and Toby Chapman rounding the top five.  Jay Rusell rallied from 14th to sixth with Jeremy Huish, Jason Martin, 20th-starter Randy Martin and 17th-starter Jack Potter completing the top ten.

Williams posted the night’s fastest lap of 15.386-seconds in Group Qualifying with Johnson, Chapman and Blurton best in Heat Race action.

The Fifth Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service 305 Sprint Car Nationals at I-70 Motorsports Park resumes with a second night of preliminary action on Friday night leading the way into Saturday’s $3,000-to-win championship finale. 

I-70 Motorsports Park – Fifth Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service 305 Sprint Car Nationals

September 23, 2021 Results:

United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS):

Qualifying Group One:  1. 20-Luke Cranston 15.695, 2. 5x-Jason Martin 15.770, 3. 45x-Kyler Johnson 16.135, 4. 1p-Curtis Evans 16.147, 5. 76-Jay Russell 16.242, 6. 92J-J.R. Topper 16.243, 7. 15-Jack Potter 16.383, 8. 63-Randy Martin 16.477, 9. 38c-Camdin Couch 18.229.

Qualifying Group Two:  1. 911-Ty Williams 15.386, 2. 88J-Jeremy Huish 15.456, 3. 7c-Toby Chapman 15.565, 4. 75-Cash Beeson 15.801, 5. 9-John Webster 15.901, 6. 38-Kevin Frisbie 16.268, 7. 1-Greg Murry 16.319, 8. 91-Steven Russell NT.

Qualifying Group Three:  1. 2J-Zach Blurton 15.597, 2. 45-Monty Ferriera 15.875, 3. 43-Jake Greenwood 16.038, 4. 4-Josh Poe 16.368, 5. 20d-Jacob Dye 16.624, 6. 26b-Matt Fox 16.734, 7. 19-Alfred Galedridge, Jr. 17.045, 8. 36-Chris Couch 17.360.

Heat One (8 Laps):  1. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 2. 5x-Jason Martin, 3. 20-Luke Cranston, 4. 1p-Curtis Evans, 5. 76-Jay Russell, 6. 15-Jack Potter, 7. 63-Randy Martin, 8. 92J-J.R. Topper, 9. 38c-Camdin Couch.

Heat Two (8 Laps):  1. 7c-Toby Chapman, 2. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 3. 911-Ty Williams, 4. 9-John Webster, 5. 75-Cash Beeson, 6. 1-Greg Murry, 7. 38-Kevin Frisbie, 8. 91-Steven Russell (DNS).

Heat Three (8 Laps):  1. 2J-Zach Blurton, 2. 4-Josh Poe, 3. 45-Monty Ferriera, 4. 43-Jake Greenwood, 5. 26b-Matthew Fox, 6. 20d-Jacob Dye, 7. 19-Alfred Galedridge, Jr., 8. 36-Chris Couch.

“A” Main (20 Laps):  1. 20-Luke Cranston (2), 2. 2J-Zach Blurton (4), 3. 45x-Kyler Johnson (1), 4. 911-Ty Williams (3), 5. 7c-Toby Chapman (5), 6. 76-Jay Russell (14), 7. 88J-Jeremy Huish (6), 8. 5x-Jason Martin (7), 9. 63-Randy Martin (20), 10. 15-Jack Potter (17), 11. 4-Josh Poe (8), 12. 43-Jake Greenwood (11), 13. 20d-Jacob Dye (18), 14. 19-Alfred Galedridge, Jr., (21), 15. 26b-Mattew Fox (15), 16. 1-Greg Murry (16), 17. 38-Kevin Frisbie (19), 18. 45-Monty Ferreira (9), 19. 38c-Camdin Couch (24), 20. 75-Cash Beeson (13), 21. 1p-Curtis Evans (12), 22. 36-Chris Couch (23), 23. 92J-J.R. Topper (22), 24. 9-John Webster (10), 25. 91-Steven Russell (DNS).

Lap Leaders:  Kyler Johnson 1-12, Luke Cranston 13-20.

Fifth Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service I-70 305 Sprint Car Nationals Points through Night One (Top 6 in combined points from Thursday and Friday lock into Saturday’s Dash for Cash – Balance to Saturday heats with invert of six in each heat):

Rank

No.

Name

Qual

Heat

A Main

Total

1

2J

Zach Blurton

20

30

95

145

2

20

Luke Cranston

20

24

100

144

3

45x

Kyler Johnson

16

30

91

137

4

911

Ty Williams

20

24

88

132

5

7c

Toby Chapman

16

30

85

131

6

88J

Jeremy Huish

18

27

79

124

7

5x

Jason Martin

18

27

76

121

8

76

Jay Russell

12

18

82

112

9

4

Josh Poe

14

24

68

106

10

43

Jake Greenwood

16

21

66

103

11

45

Monty Ferreira

18

24

54

96

12

15

Jack Potter

8

15

70

93

13

63

Randy Martin

6

12

73

91

14

20d

Jacob Dye

12

15

64

91

15

26b

Matthew Fox

10

18

60

88

16

1p

Curtis Evans

14

21

48

83

17

19

Alfred Galedridge, Jr.

8

12

62

82

18

75

Cash Beeson

14

18

50

82

19

1

Greg Murry

8

15

58

81

20

38

Kevin Frisbie

10

12

56

78

21

9

John Webster

12

21

42

75

22

92J

J.R. Topper

10

9

44

63

23

36

Chris Couch

6

9

46

61

24

38c

Camdin Couch

4

3

52

59

25

91

Steven Russell

4

3

40

47

 

 

 

Hendershot Repeats at Path Valley; Dom Melair Wins Make-up Feature

Veteran racer Donnie Hendershot of Clear Spring, Md., has developed a fondness for Path Valley Speedway . . . and for winning.

Over the years, the driver of the family-backed Hendershot Siding/Hendershot Farms #31 had scored the majority of his best finishes at BAPS Motor Speedway, but in May he earned his first career victory at Path Valley.

Just four months later, he returned to the Spring Run bullring and earned win number two.

On a track where passing was at a premium, Hendershot slipped by early leader Mike Alleman of Port Royal and held off a charge from Austin Reed to capture the regularly scheduled PA Sprint Series feature.

Earlier, Dom Melair of Warrington took the lead from Jimmy White of Mount Union and scored a win in the conclusion of a feature postponed by rain August 13 after eight laps had been completed.

In the regular feature, Alleman, the only regular PASS competitor to have raced in the series since its founding in 1999, fought off an early charge by Hendershot but eventually succumbed to an outside pass from the Maryland racer.

After a lap nine caution for Rowdy Heffner and Garrett Bard, who tangled in turn two, Reed got past Alleman and began applying pressure to Hendershot, but Friday night’s Williams Grove winner wasn’t able to complete the pass for a weekend double, and Hendershot crossed the finish line .343 seconds ahead.

Alleman hung on for a third-place finish, with Mikell McGee of nearby Doylesburg taking fourth and earning the Hard Charger Award for the night with his five-position advance. Rookie Jarrett Cavalet finished fifth, his second straight top five after a strong run in the Laurel Highlands Sprint Series race Friday at Clinton County Speedway.

Completing the top 10 were Zach Rhodes, Ken Duke Jr., Jimmy White, Dom Melair and Andrew Boyer.

Heat race for the 15 PASS teams in attendance were won by Reed and Stevie Kenawell.

Jimmy White had been leading the August 13 feature when the rains came, but Melair, who won the last PASS feature run at Path Valley two weeks ago, won the initial drag race for the lead and was never headed.

Mikell McGee gave Melair a stiff challenge in the latter stages of the race but had to settle for second place, with Donnie Hendershot coming home third, John Walp fourth, and White fifth.

Zach Rhodes, Rowdy Heffner, Andrew Boyer, Stevie Kenawell and Austin Reed completed the top ten, with Reed not running at the finish.

Eleven cars returned to run the make-up portion of the race, and Mike Melair was unable to start, due to continuing gremlins under the hood, which also kept him out of competition Friday at Williams Grove. Because of multiple accidents in the August portion of the race, only 12 cars would have run the remainder of the event then.

This weekend the PASS drivers and teams will join 410 sprinters on the program for the River Valley Builders Jim Nace Memorial 39th Annual National Open. Racing is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.

For the latest news and schedule information, visit www.pasprintseries.com, the PA Sprint Series Facebook page, or @pasprintseries on Twitter.

Results from Path Valley Speedway, September 18

HEAT 1 – 1. 17K-Stevie Kenawell; 2. 21C-Jarrett Cavalet; 3. 31-Donnie Hendershot; 4. 95-Garrett Bard; 5. 11M-Mikell McGee; 6. 55-Dom Melair; 7. 21-Andrew Boyer. DNS – 54-Mike Melair.

HEAT 2 – 1. 34-Austin Reed; 2. 1-Rowdy Heffner; 3. 46-Mike Alleman; 4. 0Z-Zach Rhodes; 5. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 6. 17R-Frank Rusnock; 7. 53W-Jimmy White.

FEATURE – 1. 31-Donnie Hendershot; 2. 34-Austin Reed; 3. 46-Mike Alleman; 4. 11M-Mikell McGee; 5. 21C-Jarrett Cavalet; 6. 0Z-Zach Rhodes; 7. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 8. 53W-Jimmy White; 9. 55-Dom Melair; 10. 21-Andrew Boyer; 11. 17K-Stevie Kenawell; 12. 17R-Frank Rusnock; 13. 1-Rowdy Heffner; 14. 95-Garrett Bard; 15. 54-Mike Melair.

COMPLETION OF 8/13 FEATURE – 1. 55-Dom Melair; 2. 11M-Mikell McGee; 3. 31-Donnie Hendershot; 4. 5-John Walp; 5. 53W-Jimmy White; 6. 0Z-Zach Rhodes; 7. 1-Rowdy Heffner; 8. 21-Andrew Boyer; 9. 17K-Stevie Kenawell; 10. 34-Austin Reed (DNF). DNS – 54-Mike Melair.

 

 

Ty Williams Dominates at 81 Speedway with United Rebel Sprint Series

PARK CITY, Kansas (September 18, 2021) – Sixteen cars attended Saturday’s event at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas with the Drive to Zero POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing. The night saw Oklahoma-native, Ty Williams, with a dominating performance over the field from the drop of the green to the checkered.

Williams also captured the dash win ahead of Kansas’ Jordan Knight, placing them on the front row for the 25-lap feature event. Williams quickly hurried off the race lead ahead of J. Knight and Luke Cranston. On lap three, Jeff Stasa advanced to fourth ahead of Jeremy Huish and Texas’ Marcus Thomas. Huish and Thomas both reclaimed their position on lap five.

With eleven laps complete, second place running Jordan Knight slipped back to fourth behind Cranston and Huish. Just one circuit later, Thomas moved into position ahead Knight to claim fourth. Lap 15 saw Marcus Thomas move into third ahead of Jeremy Huish as Jeff Stasa reclaimed fifth.

The race completed in the same running order, as drivers navigated many different line techniques to attempt to advance. Ty Williams claimed the victory over Luke Cranston and Marcus Thomas on the podium. Jeremy Huish and Jeff Stasa complete the top five finishers.

Heat race competition was won by Jeff Stasa and Marcus Thomas. The Keizer Aluminum Wheels hard charger was awarded to Mike Kleymann, advancing five positions to finish tenth.

United Rebel Sprint Series

81 Speedway – Park City, Kansas

September 18, 2021

Heat One (8 laps): 1) Jeff Stasa, 2) Jeremy Huish, 3) Jordan Knight, 4) Luke Cranston, 5) Alan Cunningham, 6) Jon Freeman, 7) Cash Beeson, 8) Mike Kleymann

Heat Two (8 laps): 1) Marcus Thomas, 2) Ty Williams, 3) Tyler Knight, 4) Connor Atkinson, 5) Zach Blurton, 6) Stuart Snyder, 7) Eric Matthews, 8) JD Johnson

Dash (6 laps): 1) Ty Williams, 2) Jordan Knight, 3) Luke Cranston, 4) Jeff Stasa, 5) Jeremy Huish, 6) Marcus Thomas

A Feature (25 laps): 1) Ty Williams, 2) Luke Cranston, 3) Marcus Thomas, 4) Jeremy Huish, 5) Jeff Stasa, 6) Zach Blurton, 7) Jordan Knight, 8) Stuart Snyder, 9) Jon Freeman, 10) Mike Kleymann, 11) Alan Cunningham, 12) Cash Beeson, 13) Tyler Knight, 14) Connor Atkinson, 15) Eric Matthews, 16) JD Johnson

 

 

PIRTEK UMSS

Nights 1 and 2 of the Legendary 100 is all about qualifying and getting the best starting position possible for the feature race for all the marbles on Saturday night. The PIRTEK UMSS would have both the winged and traditional sprint cars compete through the weekend providing fans with all of the excitement and fabulous racing they are accustomed to seeing with this group.

Night 1 qualifying would have Scott Brandt laying down quick time and a new track record for the series in the traditional sprints. The feature on night one would see Nick DaRonco steal the lead from Brandt with just 3 laps to go in the 18 lap feature grabbing the pole for the big dance on Saturday. Chase Viebrock would also set quick time and break the track record in the winged division. Chase would start the race from the cat bird seat and take the checkers cementing the pole for Saturday’s main event.

Night 2 qualifying would see Jake Kouba setting the quick time during the traditional sprint qualifying landing him on the pole. It would be Blake Anderson though on a mission from the fourth starting position who would take the checkers setting him up for an outside pole start in Saturdays feature. Chase Viebrock would break his own track record and set quick time on Friday night giving him the pole in the Friday night feature where he was able to once again keep out front for the win.

New Richmond, WI, September 18, 2021 by: Terry Lenhertz

The Pirtek Renegades wrapped up their season Saturday as part of the annual Legendary 100 at Cedar Lake Speedway. With two nights of qualifying and preliminary features completed, all that remained for Saturday was a pair of 20-lap features in each division to put a bow on 2021.

First up was the Traditional sprints, with preliminary feature winners Nick DaRonco and Blake Anderson pacing the Reaction Time Sports Podcast lineup. DaRonco was strong early at the point, with fifth starting Mike Mueller making the low groove work, Anderson in the middle and Cam Schafer up high in the battle for second. Surprising no one, Schafer pushed off what little cushion there was to secure second and quickly reeled in DaRonco. Proving his versatility, Schafer crossed under DaRonco at the flagstand on lap six to take over the point.

The caution-free event saw the laps tick off with 2021’s winningest drivers exploiting their favorite lines in a duel for the win - Schafer throttle stomping and flying high, Mueller smooth and methodical running the catfish line. Mueller’s patience and perfection began paying dividends as the laps dwindled, as the two were in a dead heat with five laps to go. With just three circuits remaining the Stacy Slugger took his #87 mount to the point, sticking like glue to the low line and leaving a mad scramble between Schafer, DaRonco and Anderson for second.

At the double checkers, Mueller claimed his fourth sticker of the summer and the second UMSS points championship of his career as he parked in Rock Auto victory lane. DaRonco emerged from the final mad dash as the runner-up, ahead of Anderson, Schafer, and Bryan Roach.

When the Pirtek winged warriors emerged for their finale, it was 2021 champion Chase Viebrock on the pin and Mark Chevalier to his starboard side. Chevalier proved strong early, grabbing the lead over Viebrock and catching lapped traffic already by lap six. While the lead group of Chevalier, Viebrock, Luke Nellis, Brad Peterson, and Owen Carlson worked through traffic, Chevalier’s advantage began to shrink. As the leaders diced through heavy traffic on the front stretch on lap eight, Viebrock made his move to take over the top spot. A pair of cautions near the half-way point allowed Peterson to pick his way forward on the subsequent restarts, first by Nellis and Brady Donnohue, and later around Chevalier for second.

But up front, The New Richmond Nightmare was putting on another clinic in domination. As the top three of Viebrock, Peterson and Chevalier stretched out a bit, Jeremy Kerzman, Nellis and Donnohue were taking part in spirited slicing and dicing to settle the battle for fourth. After 20 laps, for the eleventh time this season, it was the #50 of Chase Viebrock visiting Rock Auto victory lane. The win also cemented Viebrock’s QualityFreightRate.com points championship in record setting fashion - the eleven win total was two more than had ever been notched in a single season during the history of the winged division of the Pirtek Renegades/Upper Midwest Sprintcar Series. Following Viebrock across the stripe were Peterson, Chevalier, Kerzman, Donnohue and Nellis.

The final event on the Pirtek Renegade calendar will be the Arrive-and-Drive at Cedar Lake Speedway, on Saturday, October 2. The arrive-and-drive/practice session will be preceded by a Renegade Academy classroom instruction session in the Cedar Lake indoor arena, co-hosted by the Pirtek and Northern Renegades. The academy is free of charge and open to all skill levels, from novice through veteran drivers. The behind the wheel arrive-and-drive portion of the event incurs a $10/lap charge.

Officials from the Pirtek Renegades extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to all the drivers, crews, fans, host tracks, and safety professionals for their contributions to a successful and enjoyable 2021 season. We also wish you a safe and productive off-season and look forward to sharing the race tracks with you again in 2022.

 

 

 

Zionkowski Preps for Nittany 40 with Victory at Clinton County Speedway

Mill Hall, PA – Jared Zionkowski used Friday night’s race as the final preparation race for the Nittany 40 coming up in two weeks at Clinton County. “If the track is tacky like tonight for the big race, that would be great,” said Zionkowski in Victory Lane. It was his second win of the season. Other winners of the night included Brandon Moser in the Pro Stocks, Dexter Strawser in the 600 Micro Sprints, Jeffrey Weaver in the 270s and Joey Snook in the Four Cylinders.

Dustin Prettyleaf and Jarret Cavalet led the field of sprint cars to the green flag. Prettyleaf led the first lap with fourth place starter, Zionkowski in second Matt Tebbs in third followed by Reed Thompson and Cavalet. The leaders began to encounter lapped traffic by lap number six with Prettyleaf in the lead and Zionkowski within striking distance. On lap number seven, Zionkowski used the high lane of the speedway to pass Prettyleaf and a lapped car to take the lead.

Zionkowski weaved his way through lapped traffic like a seasoned veteran, utilizing the high and low sides of the speedway. Prettyleaf maintained second with Matt Tebbs running in third. Seventh place starter Dylan Proctor and tenth place starter Josh Beamer started to make a charge towards the front of the field.

On lap number 19, the red flag waved, when Hayden Walizer caught the wheel of another sprinter and flipped in turns three and four. Walizer was ok. Following the restart, Zionkowski brought the field up to speed, with Prettyleaf, Tebbs, Proctor, and Cavalet in the top five. The final six laps went caution free, as Zionkowski raced to his second win of the season. Prettyleaf was second, Tebbs third, Proctor finished fourth and Cavalet completed the top five. Sixth through tenth were Beamer, Scott Lutz, Matt Cochran, Dakota Schweikart, and Craig Dobrosky. Heat races were won by Prettyleaf, Cochran and Zionkowski.

Todd Geyer and Gary Mellott started on the front row of the Pro Stock feature event. Mellott battled with Geyer and led the first several laps. By the completion of lap number five, Mellott was leading sixth place starter Brandon Moser, Geyer, AJ Stroup, and Jason Smith. Moser made a pass for the lead on lap number seven. The caution flag waved as the field came to complete lap number eight, when Cory Long spun in turn four. Following the restart, AJ Stroup took the runner up position away from Geyer and tried to chase down the race leader. On lap number eleven, the caution flag waved again for Long and Rich Fye who got together while battling for position On the restart Moser led, Stroup, Geyer, Mellott and Robert Tressler. With two laps remaining, Stroup slowed and took his car to the pits, allowing Geyer to take back the runner up position. At the checkered flag, Moser was the winner over Geyer, Tressler, Mellott and Long. Sixth through tenth were Noah Kissinger, Chris Orwig Sr, Rooster Peters, Smith, and Stroup. Heat races were won by Moser and Mellott.

Dustin Roberts advanced from the outside of the front row to take the lead in the 600 Micro Sprint feature event. The caution came out on lap number two when Timmy Bittner slowed on the front stretch. Roberts continued to show the way with Dexter Strawser, Jeff Gyuina, Jeffrey Weaver and Mitchell Holden in pursuit. Roberts would continue to hold off Strawser until lap number 12. Strawser took the lead and would lead the final four laps for the win over Roberts, Gyurina, Holden, and Chase Rousey. The heat was won by Bitner.

James Bilger started on the pole of the 270 Micro Sprint feature event and took the early lead. Tenth place starter Jeffrey Weaver took the top spot by the completion of lap number four. The caution flag waved on lap number seven, with four cars involved in a turn four accident. By lap number nine, Denny Rinehimer moved into the second spot. Skeetz Hockenbrock moved into the top five by lap number ten. Weaver continued to lead the remaining laps to claim his 44th career feature win, tying him for 4th on the all time career win list. Crossing the line second was Rinehimer, Bilger, Hockenbrock, and Shawn Musser. As of press time, the 270 results remain unofficial pending a tech review. Heats were won by Weaver and Levi Brungard.

Joey Snook started on the outside of the front row in the 4 Cylinder main event. Snook took the lead over pole sitter Donald Wynn. The field slowed on lap number two when a caution was needed for Shane Wager who stopped on the speedway. Upon the restart Snook maintained the lead over Wynn, Dillan Craft, and Larry Beecher. The leaders begin to encounter lapped traffic on lap number nine. Snook cruised to his first career win over Dillan Craft, Larry Beecher, Maddox Smith, and Cody Stover. Sixth through tenth were Blake Snyder, Chris Small, Jimmy Moyer, Keith Haagen and Dustin Miller. Heat races were won by Jimmy Moyer, Craft, Stover, and Hunter Flook. The b-main was won by Brad Boyd.

The next event at the Clinton County Speedway will be on Saturday, October 2nd. Gates will open at 1PM and Racing will begin at 4:30. The RaceSaver Sprints will compete in the Nittany 40 presented by Bill Happy Camper Sales and Service of Mill Hall. Sprint cars will use time trials and heat races to determine the starting lineup for the biggest race of the season for the Sprint Cars. The Pro Stocks will also compete in their biggest race of the year, the CW Smith Memorial paying $1,800 to win for their 50 lap main event. In addition, the 270 Micros, the 600 Micros and the four cylinders will be in competition. For the latest speedway information, visit the speedway website at www.clintoncountyspeedway.com or follow us on Facebook.

Sprint Cars: 1. Jared Zionkowski 2. Dustin Prettyleaf 3. Matt Tebbs 4. Dylan Proctor 5. Jarrett Cavalet 6. Josh Beamer 7. Scott Lutz 8. Tylor Cochran 9. Dakota Schweikart 10. Greg Dobrosky 11. Austin Greenland 12. Chris Kreider 13. Josh Fox 14. Ryan Lynn 15. Todd Lynn 16. Reed Thompson 17. Kruz Kepner 18. Hayden Walizer 19. Dave Guss Jr. 20. Dale Schweikart 21. Jeffrey Weaver 22. Mariah Romig DNS Erick Knopp

Pro Stocks: 1. Brandon Moser 2. Todd Geyer 3. Robert Tressler 4. Gary Mellott 5. Cory Long 6. Noah Kissinger 7. Kris Orwig Sr. 8. Rooster Peters 9. Jason Smith 10. AJ Stroup 11. Rich Fye 12. Mike Gray

600 Micro Sprints: 1. Dexter Strawser 2. Dustin Roberts 3. Jeff Gyuina 4. Mitchell Holden 5. Chase Rousey 6. Jeffrey Weaver 7. Dan Tripoli 8. Timmy Bittner 9. Stone Keller

270 Micros (unofficial) 1. Jeffrey Weaver 2. Denny Rinehimer 3. James Bilger 4. Skeetz Hockenbrock 5. Shawn Musser 6. Cory Stabley 7. Mitchell Holden 8. Aidan Adams 9. Levi Brungard 10. Dan Wertman 11. Jillian Maurer 12. Frank Gentile 13. Mathew Dixon 14. Tom Quiggle 15. Brad Snyder 16 Mac Wert 17. Timmy Bittner 18. Logan Hammaker 19. Wyatt Walizer 20. Evan Dickey

 

 

Austin Reed Stays Ahead of Trouble, Takes First PASS Win at Grove

On a bad night for a number of other drivers, Austin Reed of Etters tamed a difficult Williams Grove Speedway track surface and collected his first win with PA Sprint Series in Friday’s Jack Gunn Memorial program.

Reed, who was running 358 sprints a decade ago and owns a Lincoln Speedway win in that division, returned to racing with IMCA/RaceSavers late last season and has been competitive in his ES3/Save Rite Auto Sales & Service/Signarama of York #34 this season. He drew the pole for Friday’s 20-lap feature following a fourth-place heat finish, and after two disastrous attempts to start the race, took the early lead on the third effort and held off a determined Devin Adams to lead all the way for the victory.

Adams made several attempts to take the lead in his Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel/Adams Auto Sales/Garden Spot Auto Auction #99, and the Lebanon driver drew even with Reed coming out of turn two on lap 16, but Reed pulled away on the backstretch and held on for the win.

Passing was at a premium on a heavy and narrow track (despite repeated efforts to improve the surface), but the RaceSaver drivers managed an impressive amount of it in their feature. Unfortunately, it also caused an inordinate amount of carnage to equipment.

Veteran Ronnie Rough of Berwick destroyed his #9 in the first turn of the B-Main’s opening lap, but that was only a preview of what the feature would bring.

On the first effort to start the main PASS event, Justin Mills of Bloomingburg, N.Y., and Dom Melair of Warrington flipped in turn one, and on the second attempt, seven cars tangled in the same spot, with PASS points runner-up Ken Duke Jr. of Selinsgrove, Scott Frack of Gilbertsville, and points leader Garrett Bard of Wells Tannery all getting upside down. Kenny Heffner of Watsontown and Kassidy Kreitz of Sinking Spring also were eliminated from competition in the melee, and Dustin Young of Danville and Stevie Kenawell of Holidaysburg were involved but able to continue.

All drivers involved were OK.

With only 17 cars left once a lap was completed, the rest of the race was crash-free – one more caution flag flew, but not for an accident – but position battles throughout the field kept things interesting.

Dave Grube II of York Springs, the only previous Williams Grove PASS winner in the field, shook off a subpar performance in qualifying and advanced 15 positions to finish fourth and earn the night’s hard charger award, and both Erin Statler of Carlisle and Rowdy Heffner of Red Lion moved up nine spots.

Occasional visitor Jeff Geiges of Hamilton, N.J., followed Reed and Adams across the line to finish third, while Brandon McLain, who towed all the way from Hemby Bridge, N.C., for the race, came home in fifth.

Completing the top 10 were last week’s Lincoln Speedway winner Buddy Schweinbinz, Statler, Mikell McGee, Tyler Snook and Logan Spahr.

Heat races for the 30 PASS sprinters were won by McLain, Snook and Mills. Grube won the B-Main after early leader Rob Felix dropped out – and after Rough’s hard flip.

With a spring event called off due to cold and wet weather, this was PASS’s only stop this season at Williams Grove. It also was the second race in eight days with PASS racing in support of the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions.

For the latest news and schedule information, visit www.pasprintseriescom, the PA Sprint Series Facebook page, or @pasprintseries on Twitter.

Results from Williams Grove Speedway, September 17

HEAT 1 – 1. 21B-Brandon McLain; 2. 20-Doug Dodson; 3. 99-Devin Adams; 4. 35-Buddy Schweibinz; 5. 87-Austin Graby; 6. 2-Erin Statler; 7. 21-Rob Felix; 8. 3D-Dave Grube II; 9. 86-Ron Aurand. DNS – 54-Mike Melair.

HEAT 2 – 1. 56-Tyler Snook; 2. 97-Kenny Heffner; 3. 77J-Jeff Geiges; 4. 11M-Mikell McGee; 5. 39X-Scott Frack; 6. 25-Dustin Young; 7. 8-Will Brunson; 8. 17K-Donavyn Knokey; 9. 9-Ronnie Rough (DNF); 10. 19A-Tim Iulg (DNF).

HEAT 3 – 1. M1-Justin Mills; 2. 5-Logan Spahr; 3. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 4. 34-Austin Reed; 5. 95-Garrett Bard; 6. 36-Dom Melair; 7. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 8. 17K-Stevie Kenawell; 9. 1-Rowdy Heffner; 10. 7-Drew Young (DNF).

B-MAIN – 1. 3D-Dave Grube; 2. 8-Will Brunson; 3. 17K-Stevie Kenawell; 4. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 5. 86-Ron Aurand; 6. 1-Rowdy Heffner; 7. 21-Rob Felix (DNF); 8. 17K-Donavyn Knokey (DNF); 9. 9-Ronnie Rough (DNF); 10. 54-Mike Melair (DNF). DNS – 19A-Tim Iulg; 7-Drew Young.

FEATURE – 1. 34-Austin Reed; 2. 99-Devin Adams; 3. 17J-Jeff Geiges; 4. 3D-Dave Grube II; 5. 21B-Brandon McLain; 6. 35-Buddy Schweibiz; 7. 2-Erin Statler; 8. 11M-Mikell McGee; 9. 56-Tyler Snook; 10. 5-Logan Spahr; 11. 87-Austin Graby; 12. 8-Will Brunson; 13. 25-Dustin Young; 14 17K-Stevie Kenawell; 15. 1-Rowdy Heffner; 16. 20-Doug Dodson (DNF); 17. 86-Ron Aurand (DNF); 18. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 19. 97-Kenny Heffner; 20. 39X-Scott Frack; 21. 95-Garrett Bard; 22. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 23. M1-Justin Mills; 24. 36-Dom Melair. DNQ – 21-Rob Felix; 17K-Donavyn Knokey; 9-Ronnie Rough; 19A-Tim Iulg; 7-Drew Young; 54-Mike Melair.

 

 

TURNER TAKES FIRST KNIGHTS OF THUNDER WIN
Photo by Dale Calnan/www.imagefactor.ca

By Tommy Goudge

THOROLD, Ont. (September 17, 2021) – Ryan Turner won his first sword from the Pinty’s Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car series on Friday night at Merrittville Speedway; Turner led just one lap in the 25 lap A-Main, but it was the most important one.

The action began in the early morning hours when series points leader Jordan Poirier had trouble with his hauler more than four hours from Merrittville. Poirier was able to get a ride to the track but his equipment was left behind, and the Team Turner Racing 19 car became the Quebec driver’s ride for the evening.

Travis Cunningham and Glenn Styres made up the front row for the 11th Knights of Thunder A-Main of 2021, and Styres grabbed the early lead with Cunningham and DJ Christie giving chase. Christie got past Cunningham on lap five and quickly went to work on Styres. The middle groove was working for Styres, while Christie worked the cushion and Cunningham was on the inside. Close racing ensued as all three began to work through traffic, and Christie briefly got past Styres for the lead before getting over the cushion in turns three and four. Christie recovered and was preparing to mount another attempt when a yellow flag appeared for the stopped car of John Burbridge Jr.

Another yellow flag for Aaron Turkey appeared soon after the restart, but Styres’ stay at the front ended on lap 12 when Christie made a well-executed slide job and fought off a crossover attempt by Styres. Christie opened up a lead while Styres fell into the clutches of Mack DeMan, who had fallen back on the initial start before mounting a comeback. DeMan got around Styres just before a red flag flew for a Dan Nanticoke tipover, while Ryan Turner followed suit after the restart.

Christie opened a lead of more than one second as the race wound down, while Turner caught and passed DeMan with three laps to go. It appeared Turner was going to run out of time in his pursuit of Christie, but the yellow flag appeared again for Jamie Turner’s stopped car and set up a two lap dash to the finish. Christie had the advantage on the restart, but Turner gained rapidly on the leader as they took the white flag. Turner got alongside in turns one of two and cleared Christie down the backstretch, but Christie fought back and attempted to slide under Turner in turns three and four. Christie couldn’t make the move stick and watched helplessly as Turner took the checkered flag.

Christie held DeMan off for the runner-up spot, while Josh Hansen and row seven starter Jim Huppunen rounded out the top five. Styres faded at the end but held on to finish sixth, followed by Tyler Rand, Cunningham, Poirier, and Mat Williamson. Cory Turner moved from 22nd to 11th to claim Hard Charger honours, while heat race wins went to Jacob Dykstra, Liam Martin, and Styres.

Poirier’s lead in the championship standings now stands at 44 points over Ryan Turner, with Jim Huppunen 12 points behind Turner in third. Josh Hansen holds the fourth position, while DJ Christie is now into the top five. Travis Cunningham, Cory Turner, Liam Martin, Tyler Rand, and Holly Porter make up the rest of the top ten.

The Pinty’s Knights of Thunder series will next be in action on Friday, October 1 at Humberstone Speedway. Visit www.knightsofthunder.com for more information.

Pinty’s Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car Series
Race Report – Friday, September 17, 2021
Merrittville Speedway
Thorold, Ontario, Canada

Roster
0 Glenn Styres – Ohsweken, Ontario
0W Mat Williamson – St. Catharines, Ontario
01K Mikey Kruchka – Hamilton, Ontario
1 Holly Porter – Dorchester, Ontario
5 DJ Christie – Beachville, Ontario
5D Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, Ontario
9 Liam Martin – Binbrook, Ontario
11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre, Ontario
13 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre, Ontario
14H Jim Huppunen – Fenwick, Ontario
15 Dan Nanticoke – Ohsweken, Ontario
17X Mack DeMan – Mississauga, Ontario
19 Jordan Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec
21 John Burbridge Jr. – St. Williams, Ontario
46 Kevin Pauls – St. Catharines, Ontario
68 Aaron Turkey – Ohsweken, Ontario
70 Baily Heard – Niagara Falls, Ontario
71S Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne, Ontario
84 Tyler Rand – Picton, Ontario
87X Shone Evans – Scotland, Ontario
88H Josh Hansen – Beamsville, Ontario
90 Travis Cunningham – Grimsby, Ontario
91 Ryan Turner – Dunnville, Ontario

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – 1:47.589
1. 5D-Jacob Dykstra[2]; 2. 91-Ryan Turner[1]; 3. 17X-Mack DeMan[4]; 4. 19-Jordan Poirier[3]; 5. 0W-Mat Williamson[6]; 6. 14H-Jim Huppunen[8]; 7. 70-Baily Heard[5]; 8. 11-Jamie Turner[7]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – 1:50.286
1. 9-Liam Martin[1]; 2. 5-DJ Christie[3]; 3. 84-Tyler Rand[2]; 4. 68-Aaron Turkey[4]; 5. 87X-Shone Evans[5]; 6. 01K-Mikey Kruchka[6]; 7. 1-Holly Porter[7]; 8. 13-Cory Turner[8]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps – NT
1. 0-Glenn Styres[2]; 2. 88H-Josh Hansen[6]; 3. 90-Travis Cunningham[4]; 4. 15-Dan Nanticoke[5]; 5. 46-Kevin Pauls[1]; 6. 21-John Burbridge Jr[7]; 7. (DNF) 71S-Shawn Sliter[3]

A-Main [Started] 25 laps – NT
1. 91-Ryan Turner[5]; 2. 5-DJ Christie[4]; 3. 17X-Mack DeMan[3]; 4. 88H-Josh Hansen[6]; 5. 14H-Jim Huppunen[14]; 6. 0-Glenn Styres[2]; 7. 84-Tyler Rand[9]; 8. 90-Travis Cunningham[1]; 9. 19-Jordan Poirier[12]; 10. 0W-Mat Williamson[13]; 11. 13-Cory Turner[22]; 12. 9-Liam Martin[7]; 13. 70-Baily Heard[20]; 14. 5D-Jacob Dykstra[8]; 15. 1-Holly Porter[19]; 16. 87X-Shone Evans[15]; 17. 68-Aaron Turkey[11]; 18. 15-Dan Nanticoke[10]; 19. 46-Kevin Pauls[17]; 20. (DNF) 11-Jamie Turner[23]; 21. (DNF) 01K-Mikey Kruchka[18]; 22. (DNF) 21-John Burbridge Jr[16]; 23. (DNS) 71S-Shawn Sliter
A-Main Lap Leaders – Glenn Styres 1-11; DJ Christie 12-24; Ryan Turner 25
Margin of Victory – 0.647 seconds
Hard Charger – Cory Turner +11

Up Next:
Friday, October 1, 2021 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ontario
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About the Pinty’s Knights of Thunder Sprint Car Series: Founded in 2021, the Knights of Thunder series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. Each points-paying event on the 2021 schedule will pay a minimum of $2,000-to-win and $250-to-start, and selected events will be broadcast live on GForceTV. The championship winner will be rewarded with $5,000 and a Pinty’s VIP package for the 2022 Bristol Dirt Race, while 10th place in the championship standings will pay $1,000. The 2021 Knights of Thunder Sprint Car Series is made possible with the support of Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Corr/Pak Merchandising, Stoneridge Specialty Insurance, Hoosier Tire Canada, Burger Barn, Nitro 54 Variety, Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet, and EPIC Racewear. Visit www.knightsofthunder.com for more information.

 

 

DYKSTRA STEALS ACTION SPRINT TOUR WIN AT MERRITTVILLE
 

By Tommy Goudge

THOROLD, Ont. (September 17, 2021) – Jacob Dykstra continued his dominant season in the Pinty's Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Car series with another win on Friday night at Merrittville Speedway. Dykstra led just two laps of the 25 lap A-Main - the first lap and the last lap - but it was enough to earn his ninth win of the season.

Dyksta and Dale Curran made up the front row for the A-Main, but row two starter Eric Gledhill took the lead away from Dykstra on lap two and began to pull away. A pair of red flags slowed the race - one for a tipover by Larry Gledhill, and one for a very hard crash for Lucas Smith after he hopped Brett Stratford's right rear tire and flipped over the turn one wall. Smith had to go through the B-Main and had charged into the top ten in the A-Main at the time of the crash; he was shaken up, but otherwise unhurt in the incident.

Eric Gledhill held the lead through both the stoppages along with a yellow flag for Matt Hill, but Dykstra stayed close behind the leader and stole the win when Gledhill got held up in traffic in the last set of corners. The win was Dykstra's ninth in 11 AST races this season. Gledhill settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Nick Sheridan, Darren Dryden, and Curran. The top ten was rounded out by Dereck Lemyre, row eight starter Steve Murdock, Curtis Gartly, Dave McKnight, and Ryan Fraser. Heat race wins went to Lemyre, Dykstra, Eric Gledhill, and Brian Nanticoke, while Smith won the B-Main.

Jacob Dykstra's lead in the championship standings now stands at 76 points over Allan Downey, while Nick Sheridan is a further 21 points back in third. Eric Gledhill and Darren Dryden are fourth and fifth, followed by Lucas Smith, Brett Stratford, Rob Neely, Dereck Lemyre, and Dale Curran.

The Action Sprint Tour will next be in competition on Friday, October 1 at Humberstone Speedway. Visit www.actionsprinttour.com for more information.

Pinty’s Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Car Series
Race Report – Friday, September 17, 2021
Merrittville Speedway
Thorold, Ontario, Canada

Roster
08 Steven Beckett – Fonthill, Ontario
2M Steve Murdock – Georgetown, Ontario
3S Austin Roes – Mossley, Ontario
4B Darrell Pelletier – Port Perry, Ontario
5D Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, Ontario
7 Eric Gledhill – Thamesford, Ontario
MK8 Matt Hill – Ohsweken, Ontario
9C Brian Nanticoke – Ohsweken, Ontario
12DD Darren Dryden – Freelton, Ontario
14 Larry Gledhill – Thamesford, Ontario
19D Allan Downey – Waterloo, Ontario
20 Johnny Miller – Six Nations, Ontario
26 John Verney – Salmon Arm, British Columbia
26X Terry Baker – Ancaster, Ontario
31 Dale Curran – Bowmanville, Ontario
38 Derek Miller – Six Nations, Ontario
39 Shane Stickel – Kitchener, Ontario
BS39 Brett Stratford – Wainfleet, Ontario
45 Nick Sheridan – Mount Brydges, Ontario
45L Curtis Gartly – Thamesford, Ontario
48 Lance Erskine – Brantford, Ontario
48M Andrew Marshall – Dorchester, Ontario
49L Lucas Smith – Brantford, Ontario
50LS Adrian Stahle – Kitchener, Ontario
51 Trevor Young – Ancaster, Ontario
56 Dereck Lemyre – Hamilton, Ontario
70MM Dave McKnight – Brampton, Ontario
74 Rob Neely – Rockwood, Ontario
77E Ashton VanEvery – Ohsweken, Ontario
77T Tyeller Powless – Ohsweken, Ontario
94 Ryan Fraser – Rockwood, Ontario
99 Joshua Hill – Ohsweken, Ontario

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – 1:57.133
1. 56-Dereck Lemyre[2]; 2. 31-Dale Curran[3]; 3. 74-Rob Neely[1]; 4. 94-Ryan Fraser[4]; 5. 99-Joshua Hill[5]; / 6. 49L-Lucas Smith[8]; 7. 50LS-Adrian Stahle[6]; 8. 08-Steven Beckett[7]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – 1:55.454
1. 5D-Jacob Dykstra[2]; 2. 45L-Curtis Gartly[1]; 3. 4B-Darrell Pelletier[5]; 4. 19D-Allan Downey[3]; 5. 26X-Terry Baker[6]; / 6. 26-John Verney[4]; 7. 48M-Andrew Marshall[8]; 8. 39-Shane Stickel[7]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps – 1:57.856
1. 7-Eric Gledhill[2]; 2. 12DD-Darren Dryden[1]; 3. 3S-Austin Roes[4]; 4. MK8-Matt Hill[6]; 5. BS39-Brett Stratford[8]; / 6. 38-Derek Miller[5]; 7. 51-Trevor Young[7]; 8. 77E-Ashton VanEvery[3]

Heat Race 4 [Started] 8 laps – 1:59.284
1. 9C-Brian Nanticoke[1]; 2. 70MM-Dave McKnight Jr[2]; 3. 45-Nick Sheridan[6]; 4. 2M-Steve Murdock[3]; 5. 14-Larry Gledhill[4]; / 6. 20-Johnny Miller[5]; 7. 48-Lance Erskine[7]; 8. 77T-Tyeller Powless[8]

B-Main [Started] 12 laps – NT
1. 49L-Lucas Smith[1]; 2. 38-Derek Miller[2]; 3. 48-Lance Erskine[7]; 4. 20-Johnny Miller[3]; / 5. 50LS-Adrian Stahle[8]; 6. 08-Steven Beckett[10]; 7. 39-Shane Stickel[11]; 8. 51-Trevor Young[6]; 9. 48M-Andrew Marshall[4]; 10. 77T-Tyeller Powless[9]; 11. 77E-Ashton VanEvery[12]; 12. 26-John Verney[5]

A-Main [Started] 25 laps – NT
1. 5D-Jacob Dykstra[1]; 2. 7-Eric Gledhill[3]; 3. 45-Nick Sheridan[8]; 4. 12DD-Darren Dryden[9]; 5. 31-Dale Curran[2]; 6. 56-Dereck Lemyre[7]; 7. 2M-Steve Murdock[16]; 8. 45L-Curtis Gartly[10]; 9. 70MM-Dave McKnight Jr[4]; 10. 94-Ryan Fraser[15]; 11. 74-Rob Neely[14]; 12. 26X-Terry Baker[18]; 13. 3S-Austin Roes[11]; 14. 19D-Allan Downey[17]; 15. 9C-Brian Nanticoke[6]; 16. 20-Johnny Miller[24]; 17. BS39-Brett Stratford[13]; 18. 38-Derek Miller[22]; 19. 48-Lance Erskine[23]; 20. 14-Larry Gledhill[20]; 21. 4B-Darrell Pelletier[5]; 22. 99-Joshua Hill[19]; 23. (DNF) 49L-Lucas Smith[21]; 24. (DNF) MK8-Matt Hill[12]
A-Main Lap Leaders – Jacob Dykstra 1, 25; Eric Gledhill 2-24
Margin of Victory – 0.372 seconds
Hard Charger – Steve Murdock +9

Up Next:
Friday, October 1, 2021 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ontario
ACTION SPRINT TOUR MEDIA
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About the Action Sprint Tour fueled by Pinty’s: Founded in 2018, the Action Sprint Tour is a traveling Winged Crate Sprint Car Series based in Ontario, Canada. Action Sprint Tour cars are powered by GM 602 crate engines modified specifically to fit a Sprint Car chassis. The championship winner will be rewarded with $5,000 and a Pinty’s VIP package for the 2022 Bristol Dirt Race, while 10th place in the championship standings will pay $1,000. The 2021 Action Sprint Tour is made possible with the support of Pinty’s Delicious Foods. Visit www.actionsprinttour.com for more information.

 

 

Hall of fame names Lynch and King pick up Ralph Quarterson memorial wins pocketing $3,300 each. Guidace and Brian Schaffer split FASTRAK mod features; Colwell and Rosencrance wins 305 sprints; Ealy doubles up in mini stocks.

By Jim Balentine 9.18.21 Mercer, Pa

Two Hall of Fame names that have been around the western Pennsylvania region for over 50 years made history as Sye lynch (410 sprints) and Rex king Sr. (BRP big block mods) picked up their first wins in the second annual Ralph Quarterson memorial with each driver winning $3300. For Lynch it was his first career win at the historical Speedway and a mile stone for King as he captured his 20th career feature at the bent egg oval.

Frank Guidace won his 39th career FASTRAK modified make up feature as 2021 track champion Brian Schaffer picked up his 4th of the year in the nightcapper. Kyle Colwell won his 4th Mercer 305 sprint make up feature as Jarrett Rosencrance won his first career 305 race. Carl Ealy doubled up being victorious in both mini stock features.

Ralph Quarterson known as the “master of Mercer” who picked up 97 sprint wins,43 Modified and 4 late model features at Mercer from 1966 until Mercer closed in 1982 was honored with his 2nd memorial race that had his entire family present including future hall of fame sprint car driver Tommy Quarterson presenting memorial plaques to both feature winners.

Sye Lynch as a child grew up at Mercer watching his father Ed Lynch Jr pick up 14 sprint wins at the speedway including several Chuck marsh memorial races. Sye who has won at every other race track in the area was winless at Mercer coming into tonight however he was able to move through the field and held off second place dan Kuriger by six seconds. Pole sitter Logan McCandless would take off from the start of the 33 lap affair and appeared to be on his way to his 2nd 410 sprint win but on lap 8 he suffered ignition problems and had to take the car pitside ending his night .

Outside pole sitter Dan Kuriger would then inherit the lead and try to pick up his first win at the track since 2017 but Sye Lynch made a daring move on the outside of Kuriger On lap 13 to take the lead and went on to win his 1st Mercer checkered of his career and $3,300 first place money. Lynch also won $1,000 in the Justin Snyder memorial dash for cash. Last years winner Adam Kekich set fast time of 13.813 over the 19 cars on hand. “ that was a really tough track tonight and clean air is everything ..it’s so great to win here tonight! it was racey and I was working the top and the bottom. This is actually the 1st track I started racing at for Joe Lockhart in the 305s and I can read it really well but the competition is tough and I hope we put on a good show for the fans and thank you to all who put on this event it means a lot!” Adam Kekich would get around Kuriger for 2nd with Kuriger ending up 3rd. 4 time track champion Jack Sodeman Jr. finished 4th and Cody Bova from 10th ended up 5th.

The BRP modified tour 33 lap memorial was another barn burner as Rex King Sr. would capture his 20th career Mercer checkered and in his 39th year racing collected one of of his highest paying races in the $3,300 Ralph Quarterson memorial. It wasn’t easy as Brad Rapp who has won the last 3 big block races at Mercer came from the 8th position passing cars lap by lap in the high side around and was all over the rear bumper of King until something broke in the rear end ending his night. King Sr would take off and would win the memorial over New Yorker Ryan Susice and his son Rex King Jr. Rex in victory lane said, “they are just a great family I am honored to win this race for them I’ve known Tommy (Quarterson) forever it was me, Tommy and the Lutz’s we hung out right here in turn 4 growing up. I knew Rapp was up there but I didn’t want to leave my line because it was fast.”

In the regular Racesaver 305 sprint feature young lion Jarrett Rosencrance held off a charging Logan McCandless to win his first career feature in his 2nd season. It would not be easy as Jeremy Kornbau would start on the pole and would build up a big lead of almost 2 seconds but on lap 7 mechanical gremlins appeared as the pin that holds the mag gear on sheared off resulting in the motor shutting off. Rosencrance would inherit the lead and held McCandless at bay as he made his car 20 feet wide to win his first ever feature win. This year there has been 4 first time ever winners in the 305s. “The car was really good and had a good set up and I can’t thank my dad and grandfather and girlfriend for helping on the car. It feels amazing!! I’ve never felt anything like this before.” McCandless was 2nd, 13 time winner Jimmy Morris was 3rd, Jake Gomola 4th and Tommy Jasen 5th.

Brian Schaffer has lived up to his 2nd FASTRAK modifed track title by nabbing his 4th feature of the season and 8th career at Mercer after starting 7th in the 11 car field. Frank Guidace was 2nd, Michael Kristyak 3rd, Vivian Jones in the Jolene Smith #25 4th and Gage Preister 5th.

Carl Ealy came from his 5th starting position to pick up his 2nd mini stock of the night and his 8th of the season in his short career. Randy Ealy moved up 5 spots to finish 2nd, Willie Aley 3rd, Andy Thompson 4th and John McCracken 5th.

305 Sprints Feature 20 Laps 1. 25-Jarrett Rosencrance[2]; 2. 29-Logan McCandless[4]; 3. 16-Jim Morris[6]; 4. 4J-Jacob Gamola[7]; 5. 12G-Tommy Jasen[5]; 6. 56-Steve Cousins[8]; 7. 20M-Vivian Jones[3]; 8. 82M-Roman Jones[11]; 9. 80JR-Kyle Colwell[9]; 10. 4B-Walt TutaK Jr[12]; 11. 88-Greg Dobrosky[10]; 12. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau[1]; 13. 154-Shamus O'Donnell[14]; 14. 97-JR Jameson[13]

Heat 1 8 Laps 1. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau[2]; 2. 20M-Vivian Jones[1]; 3. 12G-Tommy Jasen[4]; 4. 4J-Jacob Gamola[3]; 5. 80JR-Kyle Colwell[5]; 6. 82M-Roman Jones[6]; 7. 97-JR Jameson[7]

Heat 2 8 Laps 1. 25-Jarrett Rosencrance[1]; 2. 29-Logan McCandless[4]; 3. 16-Jim Morris[2]; 4. 56-Steve Cousins[3]; 5. 88-Greg Dobrosky[6]; 6. 4B-Walt TutaK Jr[5]; 7. 154-Shamus O'Donnell[7]

Mini Stock Feature 15 Laps 1. 0-Carl Ealy[5]; 2. 0R-Randy Ealy[7]; 3. 9-William Aley[1]; 4. 5-Andy Thompson[8]; 5. 64M-John McCraken[3]; 6. 22S-Chris Shipe[4]; 7. 33-Brianna Parker[10]; 8. 999-Adam Aley[6]; 9. 64-Summer Pitts[11]; 10. 029-Ben Aley[12]; 11. S0B-Leonard Baker Jr[2]; 12. (DNS) 40C-Joe Campbell; 13. (DNS) C4-Alex Claypoole; 14. (DNS) 16R-Jordan Reges; 15. (DNS) 68-MIke Shannon

Heat 1 6 Laps 1. 5-Andy Thompson[5]; 2. 999-Adam Aley[7]; 3. 22S-Chris Shipe[8]; 4. S0B-Leonard Baker Jr[1]; 5. C4-Alex Claypoole[4]; 6. 64-Summer Pitts[3]; 7. 16R-Jordan Reges[2]; 8. 68-MIke Shannon[6]

Heat 2 6 Laps 1. 0R-Randy Ealy[6]; 2. 0-Carl Ealy[7]; 3. 64M-John McCraken[1]; 4. 9-William Aley[4]; 5. 33-Brianna Parker[3]; 6. 029-Ben Aley[2]; 7. 40C-Joe Campbell[5]

FASTRAK Modified Feature 20 Laps 1. 41-Brian Schaffer[8]; 2. 1G-Frank Guidace[5]; 3. 404-MIchael Kristyak[2]; 4. 25-Jolene Smith[4]; 5. 71-Gage Priester[1]; 6. 33G-Dalton Gabriel[10]; 7. 113-Don Cornelius[9]; 8. 717-Bill Adams[6]; 9. 7P-Caden Petry[11]; 10. 14-Jeff Schaffer Jr[7]; 11. 01-Nathaniel Bale[3]; 12. C3-Chas Wolbert[12]; 13. (DQ) 12-JC Boyer[13]

Heat 1 8 Laps 1. 41-Brian Schaffer[4]; 2. 717-Bill Adams[1]; 3. 25-Jolene Smith[3]; 4. 404-MIchael Kristyak[2]; 5. 113-Don Cornelius[6]; 6. 7P-Caden Petry[5]; 7. C3-Chas Wolbert[7]

Heat 2 8 Laps 1. 14-Jeff Schaffer Jr[2]; 2. 1G-Frank Guidace[1]; 3. 01-Nathaniel Bale[5]; 4. 71-Gage Priester[4]; 5. 33G-Dalton Gabriel[3]; 6. (DNS) 12-JC Boyer

410 Sprints Feature 33 Laps 1. 42-Sye Lynch[4]; 2. 5K-Adam Kekich[6]; 3. 08-Danny Kuriger[1]; 4. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr[5]; 5. 20B-Cody Bova[10]; 6. 6-Bob Felmlee[9]; 7. 66-Ken Rossey[8]; 8. 38-Leyton Wagner[13]; 9. 2-Joe Adorjan[11]; 10. 55-Matt Sherlock[17]; 11. 17-Josh Baughman[12]; 12. 22-Brandon Spithaler[7]; 13. 29-Logan McCandless[2]; 14. 31C-Chase Matheney[14]; 15. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau[16]; 16. 32-Rod Jones[3]; 17. 86-Michael Lutz Jr[15]; 18. 20-Danial Burkhart[19]; 19. 80JR-Kyle Colwell[18]

Heat 1 8 Laps 1. 08-Danny Kuriger[1]; 2. 5K-Adam Kekich[4]; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler[3]; 4. 20B-Cody Bova[5]; 5. 38-Leyton Wagner[2]; 6. 55-Matt Sherlock[6]; 7. 86-Michael Lutz Jr[7]

Heat 2 8 Laps 1. 32-Rod Jones[3]; 2. 66-Ken Rossey[2]; 3. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr[4]; 4. 2-Joe Adorjan[5]; 5. 31C-Chase Matheney[1]; 6. 80JR-Kyle Colwell[6]

Heat 3 8 Laps 1. 29-Logan McCandless[2]; 2. 42-Sye Lynch[4]; 3. 6-Bob Felmlee[5]; 4. 17-Josh Baughman[3]; 5. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau[6]; 6. 20-Danial Burkhart[1]

 

 

Wondra nets wire-to-wire MSA triumph at Gravity Park

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) September 18, 2021 – As one of the most experienced drivers in the Midwest Sprint Car Association pit area, 29-year open-wheel racing veteran Tony Wondra of Campbellsport drove a smart, smooth and consistent race, while negotiating a tricky track surface en route to his first 25-lap Akright Auto Parts of Sheboygan Falls Midwest Sprint Car A-main victory of the 2021 season during the Chilton Fall Classic at Gravity Park Speedway in Chilton, Wis. on Saturday, Sept. 18.

The 25th MSA 360 Sprint Car Series racing event of the 2021 campaign drew a field of 18 cars in the series’ second appearance of the season at the Gravity Park Speedway bullring.

Outside front row starter Tony Wondra outpowered polesitter Adam Miller of Plymouth to take the lead on the opening lap of the 25-lap MSA main event, which was contested on a rubber-down track surface as one of the final events of the two-day eight-division Chilton Fall Classic.

Wondra held tight to the inside groove of the tight quarter-mile clay oval to secure the top spot over Miller in the early going as the field raced mainly in lock-step formation along the low lane.

On lap 7, Wondra caught the rear of the field, which allowed Miller to close to the gap. However, on the next lap, Miller spun his machine in turn four to bring out the first of three caution flags.

Shortly after the ensuing restart, a three-car incident in turn two saw Justin Erickson of Plymouth, Tyler Tischendorf of Waupaca and Bill Taylor of Boltonville spin in turn two. Tischendorf and Taylor were able to continue, but Erickson was done for the night.

The next restart was held in single-file formation as Wondra again bolted into the lead with fourth starter Will Gerrits of Waupun trailing closely in second. On lap 10, Adam Miller spun again in turn two to bring out the third and final caution flag of the race.

Wondra maintained the lead on the final restart and successfully fended off Gerrits over the final 15 laps on the way to his seventh career MSA 360 Sprint Car A-main victory and his first MSA A-main win since 2018 in his Ford-powered No. 11 360 Sprint Car.

Gerrits came home second, 2011 MSA champion Ben Schmidt of Plymouth placed third after starting third, fifth starter Tyler Brabant of Waupun finished fourth and 2005 MSA champion Lance Fassbender of Burnett placed fifth after starting sixth.

MSA heat race victories went to MSA point leader Travis Arenz of Sheboygan Falls and Justin Erickson.

The MSA is set to close out the 2021 points season with a doubleheader weekend of action starting Friday, Sept. 24 with the Fuzzy Fassbender and Harry Neitzel Tribute Race at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam, Wis. and concluding with the Wisconsin Sprint Car Championships at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, Sept. 25.

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Midwest Sprint Car Association Gravity Park Speedway Chilton, Wis. September 18, 2021

HEAT 1 1, Travis Arenz 2, Tyler Brabant 3, Alex Pokorski 4, Tony Wondra 5, Ben Schmidt 6, Adam Miller 7, Jack Vanderboom 8, Blake Wondra 9, Justin Miller.

HEAT 2 1, Justin Erickson 2, Bill Taylor 3, Lance Fassbender 4, Tyler Tischendorf 5, Preston Ruh 6, Will Gerrits 7, Tim Haddy 8, Katelyn Krebsbach 9, Jeremy Hunt.

A MAIN 1, Tony Wondra 2, Will Gerrits 3, Ben Schmidt 4, Tyler Brabant 5, Lance Fassbender 6, Alex Pokorski 7, Travis Arenz 8, Preston Ruh 9, Tim Haddy 10, Katelyn Krebsbach 11, Blake Wondra 12, Tyler Tischendorf 13, Justin Miller 14, Bill Taylor 15, Jeremy Hunt 16, Jack Vanderboom 17, Adam Miller 18, Justin Erickson.

 

 

BOWER BACK IN THE WIN COLUMN WITH DEBUT WIN AT ADOBE MOUNTAIN SPEEDWAY

GLENDALE, ARIZ. (September 19, 2021) – Brentwood’s Blake Bower won his seventh race of the 2021 Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction season on Saturday night with his debut victory at Adobe Mountain Speedway in Glendale, Ariz. The win was Bower’s first trip to victory lane since July 30 at Ocean Speedway and maintains his 16-point advantage over Fresno’s David Prickett in the championship.

Bower drove the no. 29 Boss Chassis for Cory Brown at the one-fifth mile oval in the Copper State. He took the lead from Prickett on lap five and never relinquished it for the win. Goodyear, Ariz.’s Nathan High and Brown split the heat races. Hawaiian Kala Keliinoi and Las Vegas’ Todd Hawse shared the front row for the 25-lap feature. Prickett took the lead from Keliinoi on lap three after starting fourth. Bower led Prickett, sixth-starting Brown, seventh-starting High, and Keliinoi at the conclusion of the feature.

The win gives Bower momentum heading into arguably a home race for the East Bay driver, as Western Midget Racing prepares for its debut race at Antioch Speedway at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds. The stock production powered Midgets will add a fifth points racing venue to its calendar with the highly anticipated debut.

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

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

September 18, 2021 – Adobe Mountain Speedway (Glendale, Ariz.) Results

HEAT 1 (8 laps) – 1. 3AZ Nathan High; HEAT 2 (8 laps) – 1. 74 Cory Brown

FEATURE (25 laps) – 1. 29A Blake Bower [5]; 2. 22q David Prickett [4]; 3. 74 Cory Brown [6]; 4. 3AZ Nathan High [7]; 5. 8K Kala Keliinoi [1]; 6. 20w Megan Moorhead [9]; 7. 31 Todd Hawse [2]; 8. 20 Kyle Hawse [8]; 9. 5 Kyle Klein [3]; 10. 12H David Raquenio [10]

NEXT RACE: September 25 Antioch Speedway (Antioch, Calif.)

 

 

Wilmot Raceway

(Wilmot, Wis., Saturday, September 18, 2021)--The final night of the 2021 Wilmot Raceway season saw three new feature winners for the year. Sheboygan's Scotty Thiel scored the victory in the 30-lap Bumper to Bumper Interstates Racing Association (IRA), his initial Wilmot win of the season and first at the original home track of the IRA in a couple of years. "Blake(Nimee) looked strong in the beginning, but when we caught traffic, he went high and I saw a spot down low so I went for it and it worked," said Thiel, joined by his young son Wyatt climbing the top wing in victory lane. "I was getting a little concerned when the red flag came out at the end, what it was going to do with the tires on the restart. I've got a great team and family, and tonight they were all here. This track is special with all of its IRA history and to win here means a lot." Thiel's move to the front came 10 laps into the main after Blake Nimee of Oswego, IL led to that point including a caution five laps into the feature. IRA pointleader and 2021 Wilmot 410-Winged Outlaw Sprint Series Champion Jake Blackhurst of Hanna City, IL spun in turn two while battling for a top three spot with 13 laps to go. After the restart, one lap later, Blackhurst spun again, this time in turn four, bringing out a second caution which retired him to the pits. With less than two laps to go, the red flag flew when Mike Decker flipped in turn three involving a couple of other cars. Thiel was up to the challenge on the restart going on to the win. Mike Reinke of Howards Grove finished second. Beaver Dam's Scott Nietzel third. Danny Schlafer of Gibson City fourth. Nimee ended up fifth. The closest feature finish of the night came in the 20-lap Autometer/Brewington Electric Wisconsin Wingless Sprints feature. Greg Olsen of Round Lake Beach, IL caught Bristol's Chris Klemko on the final lap coming out of turn four for the checkered flag. Olsen became the 11th different Wingless feature winner at Wilmot this season, by less than a car length. Klemko, who led the previous 19 laps, finished second. Oconomowoc's Ryan Zielski, Wilmot's 2021 Wingless Champion, was third. Burlington's Mike Sullivan fourth. Clayton Rossmann of Wadsworth, IL fifth. "We finally did it this year," said Olsen. "The track was fast and the car was hooked up. It feels great to get the win, even on the final night. I have to thank my crew, sponsors, the great fans who come out." John Kirk of Johnsburg, Ill. became the fifth different IRA Lightning Sprints feature winner at Wilmot this season taking top honors in the 20-lap main. Early race leader Mitchell Reich of Waukegan, IL spun in turn one three laps into the main. Ron Brannam of Barrington, IL took over the top spot on the restart. Two laps later, with 15-laps remaining, Kirk shot to the inside in turn one to take the lead. Kirk pulled away to the finish for the victory. Derek Fortier of Franksville was second. Ron Brannam was third, his son, Tim Brannam of Holiday Hills, IL, fourth, and Tim's son(Ron's grandson) Max Brannam of Holiday Hills was fifth. "It's been a long time," said Kirk, noting this was the third career feature win for him at Wilmot. Wilmot has been Kirk's home track as he was crew chief for previous Wilmot and IRA Champion Dave Moulis, for several years before turning to driving. "This track is very special. Lots of great memories here. My wife is here and she can finally see me get a win. My son, Nathan, does a lot of work helping on the car. This is a great way to end the season at Wilmot." The only feature winner who previous had feature victories at Wilmot in 2021 was South Milwaukee's Jay Orr who took top honors in the 20-lap Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Cars main. Ernie Herlt of Grayslake, IL was second. Bob Andersen of Antioch, IL third. John Cole of McHenry, IL fourth. Patrick Riley of Twin Lakes fifth. "The track was really fast," said Orr, who scored his fourth feature win in five Wilmot starts this season. "The car wasn't running the best, but I'll take it." Wilmot Raceway will open its 2022 schedule sometime in the spring. Check the track website wilmotraceway.com or the official Wilmot Raceway Facebook page for information and a planned schedule which is traditionally released sometime after the winter holidays. Submitted by Michael H. Babicz (262-206-5465)

 

Wesley Smith Victorious in POWRi WAR Hockett/McMillin Memorial Finale

Belleville, IL. (9/18/21) Finalizing the weekend of racing at Lucas Oil Speedway for Championship Night of the 11th Annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial, a determined field of fifty-eight eager Lucas Oil POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League drivers would invade Wheatland Missouri with open-wheel action abundant.

Early racing action would see Colten Cottle, Casey Shuman, Quinton Benson, and Jason Howell all claim semi-feature victories, with the top eight from the previous two nights accumulated points automatically locked into the main event. Rookie of the year Xavier Doney would claim the event’s high-point accolade earning the 30-lap feature’s pole starting position with series champion Mario Clouser lined up directly to his outside.

Green-flag feature racing would find fifteen-year-old Xavier Doney shooting out to the early advantage by leading the first six laps until Mario Clouser grabbed the lead after an early race restart.

An onslaught on elbows by racing for positions would ensue behind the leading Clouser as Doney, Wesley Smith, Jack Wagner, and Kory Schudy would all share time in running inside the podium. Clouser would continue to lead with the laps ticking away quickly until lap twenty-eight of the thirty-lap main event when Wesley Smith would hook up on the high-side.

Running the rim on the smooth as glass Lucas Oil Speedway Wesley Smith would cruise past the leading Clouser and survive the ambush of attempts for the lead to claim his fifth win of the season with POWRi WAR.

“This is our Chili Bowl for sprints, I can’t begin to tell you how much this means to me and our whole team. This is the event I wanted to win since I started racing” said the winning Wesley Smith about winning the 11th Annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with POWRI WAR.

Xavier Doney continues to impress by wrapping up his award-winning rookie campaign finishing runner-up with Jack Wagner on a mission behind the wheel placing third. One-time leader Clouser would slip to finish fourth and clinch the 2021 Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint League Season Championship as Kory Schudy rounded out the top-five finishers at Lucas Oil Speedway’s Championship Night of the 11th Annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial.

Hoosier Racing Tire Top Hot Lap Time: 24X – Casey Shuman(14.737) Super Clean Semi-Feature 1 Winner: 5C – Colten Cottle Super Clean Semi-Feature 2 Winner: 24X – Casey Shuman Super Clean Semi-Feature 3 Winner: 15B – Quinton Benson Super Clean Semi-Feature 4 Winner: 44H – Jason Howell Toyota Racing Development Hard Charger: 73 – Samuel Wagner (+9) Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 44 – Wesley Smith

Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Feature Results at Lucas Oil Speedway on September 18th, 2021: 1. 44-Wesley Smith[3]; 2. 74-Xavier Doney[1]; 3. 77-Jack Wagner[6]; 4. 6-Mario Clouser[2]; 5. 28-Kory Schudy[4]; 6. 1#-Justin Zimmerman[8]; 7. 20G-Noah Gass[14]; 8. 5D-Zach Daum[5]; 9. 24X-Casey Shuman[10]; 10. 5C-Colten Cottle[9]; 11. 15B-Quinton Benson[11]; 12. 24-Landon Simon[17]; 13. 91-Riley Kreisel[13]; 14. 21-Caleb Stelzig[21]; 15. 73-Samuel Wagner[24]; 16. 36-Tyler Edwards[20]; 17. 51B-Joe B Miller[19]; 18. 44H-Jason Howell[12]; 19. 16-Anthony Nicholson[16]; 20. 41-Brad Wyatt[25]; 21. 79X-Keith Martin[18]; 22. 29T-Ryan Timmons[23]; 23. 11W-Wyatt Burks[7]; 24. 89-Todd McVay[15]; 25. 1-Paul White[22].

Super Clean B-Feature 1: 1. 5C-Colten Cottle[1]; 2. 91-Riley Kreisel[2]; 3. 24-Landon Simon[13]; 4. 21-Caleb Stelzig[11]; 5. 77K-Katlynn Leer[14]; 6. 13-Chase Howard[9]; 7. 79-Tim Kent[10]; 8. 27-Steve Thomas[4]; 9. 11-Justin Melton[5]; 10. 9-Cody Baker[3]; 11. (DNF) 93-Taylor Walton[7]; 12. (DNF) 21X-Michelle Parson[6]; 13. (DNS) 27M-Evan Mosley; 14. (DNS) 55L-Casey Lewallen.

Super Clean B-Feature 2: 1. 24X-Casey Shuman[1]; 2. 20G-Noah Gass[3]; 3. 79X-Keith Martin[2]; 4. 1-Paul White[4]; 5. 20-Shon Deskins[6]; 6. 41-Brad Wyatt[7]; 7. 69-Zach Sanders[10]; 8. 26-Zach Clark[9]; 9. 52-JD Fry[11]; 10. 17K-Braden Knipmeyer[5]; 11. 45-Jesse Bebee[12]; 12. (DNS) 51-Mitchell Moore; 13. (DNS) 82-Vinny Ward.

Super Clean B-Feature 3: 1. 15B-Quinton Benson[3]; 2. 89-Todd McVay[6]; 3. 51B-Joe B Miller[1]; 4. 29T-Ryan Timmons[5]; 5. 24LCR-Chris Morgan[2]; 6. 11X-Tom Curran[4]; 7. 7S-Wade Seiler[8]; 8. 2-Kyle Lewis[10]; 9. 45X-Adam Wilfong[11]; 10. 33L-Mark Lane[12]; 11. (DNF) 37-Brian Beebe[9]; 12. (DNF) 77X-Colt Treharn[7]; 13. (DNF) 7R-JD Black[13].

Super Clean B-Feature 4: 1. 44H-Jason Howell[4]; 2. 16-Anthony Nicholson[3]; 3. 36-Tyler Edwards[6]; 4. 73-Samuel Wagner[12]; 5. 5-Jesse Vermillion[2]; 6. 09-Robby McQuinn[10]; 7. 73V-Blake Vermillion[7]; 8. 90-Warren Johnson[9]; 9. 7JR-Robert Black[13]; 10. (DNF) 2H-Luke Howard[5]; 11. (DNF) 36T-Trey Robb[1]; 12. (DNF) 66M-Max Grogan[11]; 13. (DNS) 57-Chase Parson.

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Greg Wilson rejuvenated with thrilling Fremont FAST win; Meseraull rim-rides to BOSS victory; Miller breaks 305 drought and gets thrilling truck win

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – The pressure of owning your own sprint car team, doing most of the mechanical work, driving the tow rig and then the race car can take its toll. Greg Wilson was beginning to wonder if he could still win. Teaming up with the Seeling Motorsports team and long-time crew chief Andy Potter late this summer has rejuvenated the Benton Ridge, Ohio driver and this weekend the results proved Greg Wilson can still drive and win in a sprint car.

Wilson took the lead on the white flag lap of the Ti22 Performance FAST on Dirt 410 A-main at Fremont Speedway and drove to his 13th career win at “The Track That Action Built” on Root’s Poultry Night. For Wilson it was a weekend sweep of the FAST series as he won Friday as well.

“This is choking me up. Fremont’s like home. We’ve had a lot of support from the fans not only here but when we’ve been out on the road…this is just awesome. I can’t thank Hercules Tire, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics enough for sticking with me and Joe and Diane Seeling giving an old washed up guy a chance to drive a race car and take some pressure off. Andy Potter is making me look good…we got good communications. BRS Shocks, Kistler Engines, Triple X Race Cars, Engler Power…I know I’m rambling but I haven’t gotten to do this in a damn long time. I feel like I wasted five years in my career. I learned a lot…we built a great race team and we’re intertwining a little bit to help Joe’s deal. I felt like if I could get with somebody like Andy…we raced a short bit in 05 and we were fast but we haven’t been able to do that again. It’s just unbelievable. When that thing came to life part way through there and I changed my line and got the wing back that thing was a rocket ship. We needed this as a family and team. My dad, mom and step-mom busted their butts so I could drive a race car and get me started. Between my dad and mom and Hamp teaching me work ethic and not to give up…I’m trying to teach my kids that. I wanted to get them some trophies…they didn’t get to see me win races. A lot prayer, lot of belief, a lot of faith…damn it anything in life if you don’t quit on it…you can still win races,” said Wilson.

Indianapolis, Indiana’s Thomas Meseraull survived early race cautions and drove away, leading all 25 laps of the MPD Racing Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) for his third career Fremont win.

“This was right in my wheel-house…rip the lip with a big nasty cushion in turn four. It got a little rough and the track was super technical and I love that. I can’t thank the Simons enough for bringing me back to race in Ohio and win. I got my little girls another trophy,” said Meseraull beside his Full Spectrum Construction, Simon Racing, USI Cable backed #23s.

It’s been nearly two years since Fremont, Ohio’s Jamie Miller has won a Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint race at Fremont Speedway. That ended Saturday. Miller was able to capitalize when leader Steve Rando’s wing collapsed on lap four and drove to the victory. Not to be outside, Miller claimed his fifth Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck feature win of the year, edging Jeff Babcock by just half a truck length. Miller now has 29 career wins at Fremont Speedway and sits 17th on the track’s all-time win list.

“We changed cars…got the new car back out last week and I like it. I have to thank Ryan French for allow me to do this,” Miller said beside his Smitty’s Pizza, JLH General Contractor, Queen of Clean, Rohr Total Lawn Care, Sonic Hauling, Phil Rister, Sloopy’s Pizza, Reedtown Tavern, Crown Battery, Schreiner Farms, Roberts & Sons Contracting, Fostoria Mod Shop, Kenny Kalb Farms backed #26 sprint car.

“We screwed up and didn’t make enough adjustments to the truck and it got very loose. Jeff gave me a hell of a run,” said Miller of his Fostoria Mod Shop backed dirt truck.

In the FAST 30-lap feature, Stuart Brubaker grabbed the early lead but defending track champion Nate Dussel took the top spot on lap 15. Meanwhile 11th starter Greg Wilson steadily moved his way through the pack and with nine laps to go was up to second and closing on Dussel who had built a 2.3 second lead.

With two laps to go Wilson had cut Dussel’s lead to .3 seconds and drove under him into the lead coming to the white flag. Wilson took the win over Dussel, current track point leader DJ Foos, up from 10th, current FAST point leader Cale Conley and 12th starter Cole Macedo.

Meseraull grabbed the lead at the drop of the green for the 25-lap BOSS non-wing sprint car feature but the action behind him was fantastic involving Trey Jacobs, Luke Hall, Tyler Gunn, Steve Little and Matt Westfall. Hall moved into second on lap three and thanks to a few early race cautions stayed close to Meseraull. The final caution flew with 10 laps to go and Meseraull drove away to the win over Hall, Westfall, Steve Irwin and Gunn.

Rando grabbed the lead to start the 25 lap 305 sprint A with Miller, Logan Riehl, Mike Keegan, Shawn Valenti and Matt Foos giving chase. Following three early race stoppages on a restart with three laps in, Rando’s top wing collapsed, handing the lad to Miller. Miller pulled away to a two second lead over Riehl, Keegan, Foos and Valenti when the final caution flew on lap 13. The restart saw Miller drive away to the win over Riehl, Keegan, Foos and Valenti.

Miller jumped into the lead of the dirt truck 20-lap A-main with a tremendous battle taking place behind him involving Kevin Phillips, Keith Sorg, Kyle Lagrou, Shawn Valenti and Dustin Keegan with 10th starter Jeff Babcock moving into fifth by lap two. The only caution flew on lap five putting Valenti right on Miller’s bumper but Miller was able to drive away when the green flew. Babcock was on a mission, driving into second by lap 10 and closing quickly on Miller. With five laps to go Miller and Babcock were nose to tail driving in lapped traffic. Babcock drove under Miller with two laps to go and was side-by-side with the leader coming to the white flag. The drag race to the checkers saw Miller win by half a truck length over Babcock, Valenti, Dan Hennig and Cory McCaughey.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, Sept. 25 on O’Reilly Auto Parts night with the 410 and 305 sprints, dirt trucks and the Steel Block Late Model Series in action.

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About Root’s Poultry - https://www.rootspoultry.com

Wayne Root was stringing phone lines when the Great Depression hit, taking his job with it. To support his family, Root began buying produce and other foods from local farmers and taking them to market in the Cleveland area. In Cleveland, he would purchase products to bring back and sell to the farmers. At some point Wayne started raising his own chickens to butcher and take to market and that evolved into a chicken processing facility.

The facility where Roots Poultry is located today was built in 1955 and opened in early 1956. It still had an area in the back where chickens were brought in, a processing area in the middle and, in the front, a retail store. Due to a change in federal law, Wayne quit raising and dressing his own chickens and Roots became a further processor. Later, Wayne’s grandchildren Mark and Mike Damschroder were working in the business and in 1985 bought it from their grandmother. Mark later bought Mike’s portion of the business though Mike remains active in the company.

The company had evolved to the point that it was producing ready-to-eat chicken products. Shredded chicken became the company’s bread-and-butter product, but later the company added barbeque pork and other pork and beef products under the Daisyfield brand. Today Roots produces over two dozen products and all can be found in the freezer section at area retail stores.

Fremont Speedway

Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021

410 Sprints – Ti22 Performance FAST on Dirt

Qualifying

1.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.550; 2.5R-Byron Reed, 12.593; 3.12G-Corbin Gurley, 12.690; 4.7z-Zane Devault, 12.757; 5.3C-Cale Conley, 12.761; 6.7C-Phil Gressman, 12.773; 7.23A-Chris Andrews, 12.808; 8.19-Paige Polyak, 12.811; 9.12C-Kyle Capodice, 12.839; 10.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.851; 11.7T-Troy Vaccaro, 12.854; 12.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.893; 13.97-Greg Wilson, 12.906; 14.1-Nate Dussel, 12.923; 15.18-Cole Macedo, 12.954; 16.16C-Max Stambaugh, 13.002; 17.2L-Landon Lalonde, 13.059; 18.83-Wesley McIntyre, 13.088; 19.16-DJ Foos, 13.149; 20.5J-Jake Hesson, 13.156; 21.2+-Brian Smith, 13.203; 22.14R-Sean Rayhall, 13.216; 23.15-Mitch Harble, 13.227; 24.28m-Conner Morrell, 13.327; 25.4T-Josh Turner, 13.338; 26.11G-Luke Griffith, 13.796; 27.75-Jerry Dahms, 13.807; 28.6J-Jonah Aumund, 14.161; 29.1A-William Aumund, 99.999;

Heat 1, Group A (8 Laps)

1. 5R-Byron Reed[4] ; 2. 12C-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 3. 12G-Corbin Gurley[3] ; 4. 97-Greg Wilson[6] ; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs[5] ; 6. 16C-Max Stambaugh[7] ; 7. 6J-Jonah Aumund[10] ; 8. 4T-Josh Turner[9] ; 9. 5J-Jake Hesson[8] ; 10. 23A-Chris Andrews[2]

Heat 2, Group B (8 Laps)

1. 7C-Phil Gressman[2] ; 2. 19-Paige Polyak[1] ; 3. 3C-Cale Conley[3] ; 4. 18-Cole Macedo[6] ; 5. 15-Mitch Harble[8] ; 6. 7z-Zane Devault[4] ; 7. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[5] ; 8. 83-Wesley McIntyre[7] ; 9. 28m-Conner Morrell[9] ; 10. 1A-William Aumund[10]

Heat 3, Group C (8 Laps)

1. 1-Nate Dussel[2] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 3. 16-DJ Foos[5] ; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 5. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 6. 2L-Landon Lalonde[1] ; 7. 11G-Luke Griffith[8] ; 8. 14R-Sean Rayhall[7] ; 9. 75-Jerry Dahms[9]

B-Main 1 (10 Laps)

1. 7z-Zane Devault[2] ; 2. 16C-Max Stambaugh[1] ; 3. 83-Wesley McIntyre[8] ; 4. 2L-Landon Lalonde[3] ; 5. 11G-Luke Griffith[6] ; 6. 5J-Jake Hesson[10] ; 7. 14R-Sean Rayhall[9] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[12] ; 9. 28m-Conner Morrell[11] ; 10. 4T-Josh Turner[7] ; 11. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[5] ; 12. 6J-Jonah Aumund[4] ; 13. 1A-William Aumund[14] ; 14. 23A-Chris Andrews[13]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps)

1. 97-Greg Wilson[11] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[5] ; 3. 16-DJ Foos[10] ; 4. 3C-Cale Conley[3] ; 5. 18-Cole Macedo[12] ; 6. 5R-Byron Reed[6] ; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs[9] ; 9. 7z-Zane Devault[16] ; 10. 7C-Phil Gressman[2] ; 11. 12G-Corbin Gurley[4] ; 12. 16C-Max Stambaugh[17] ; 13. 19-Paige Polyak[8] ; 14. 2+-Brian Smith[15] ; 15. 83-Wesley McIntyre[18] ; 16. 3J-Trey Jacobs[13] ; 17. 15-Mitch Harble[14] ; 18. 2L-Landon Lalonde[19] ; 19. 12C-Kyle Capodice[7] ; 20. 11G-Luke Griffith[20]

MPD Racing B.O.S.S Non-Wing

Heat 1, Group A (8 Laps)

1. 3J-Trey Jacobs[2] ; 2. 24L-Lee Underwood[1] ; 3. 53-Steve Little[4] ; 4. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[6] ; 5. 26-Jamie Miller[5] ; 6. 9G-Cody Gardner[3] ; 7. 37-Dave Gross[7]

Heat 2, Group B (8 Laps)

1. 23S-Thomas Meseraull[2] ; 2. 21P-Carmen Perigo[1] ; 3. 33M-Matt Westfall[3] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[4] ; 5. 5M-Mike Moore[5] ; 6. 27s-John Ivy[7] ; 7. 18X-Bobby Distel[6]

Heat 3, Group C (8 Laps)

1. 9N-Luke Hall[2] ; 2. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[1] ; 3. 82-Mike Miller[3] ; 4. 0-Steve Irwin[5] ; 5. 26W-Cody White[4] ; 6. 52-Isaac Chapple[6] ; 7. 97X-Rodney Hurst[7]

A-Main 1 (25 Laps)

1. 23S-Thomas Meseraull[2] ; 2. 9N-Luke Hall[4] ; 3. 33M-Matt Westfall[10] ; 4. 0-Steve Irwin[13] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[6] ; 6. 52-Isaac Chapple[18] ; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs[1] ; 8. 24L-Lee Underwood[7] ; 9. 21P-Carmen Perigo[8] ; 10. 27s-John Ivy[17] ; 11. 26W-Cody White[5] ; 12. 53-Steve Little[3] ; 13. 18X-Bobby Distel[20] ; 14. 97X-Rodney Hurst[21] ; 15. 37-Dave Gross[19] ; 16. 26-Jamie Miller[14] ; 17. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[12] ; 18. 9G-Cody Gardner[16] ; 19. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[9] ; 20. 82-Mike Miller[11] ; 21. 5M-Mike Moore[15]

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying

1.28-Shawn Valenti, 13.407; 2.26-Jamie Miller, 13.453; 3.X-Mike Keegan, 13.581; 4.32-Bryce Lucius, 13.590; 5.7M-Brandon Moore, 13.595; 6.99-Alvin Roepke, 13.631; 7.19R-Steve Rando, 13.646; 8.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 13.688; 9.9R-Logan Riehl, 13.712; 10.36-Seth Schneider, 13.769; 11.12F-Matt Foos, 13.819; 12.10X-Dustin Stroup, 13.831; 13.z10-Chris Verda, 13.872; 14.47-Matt Lucius, 13.934; 15.15k-Creed Kemanah, 13.997; 16.20i-Kelsey Ivy, 13.999; 17.22-Justin Lusk, 14.079; 18.51-Garrett Craine, 14.355; 19.86-Zack Miller, 14.453;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 28-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[2] ; 3. X-Mike Keegan[3] ; 4. z10-Chris Verda[1] ; 5. 15k-Creed Kemanah[6] ; 6. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[7] ; 7. 47-Matt Lucius[5]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 9R-Logan Riehl[2] ; 2. 32-Bryce Lucius[4] ; 3. 22-Justin Lusk[5] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 6. 86-Zack Miller[6]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[2] ; 2. 12F-Matt Foos[1] ; 3. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke[3] ; 5. 10X-Dustin Stroup[5] ; 6. 51-Garrett Craine[6]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 26-Jamie Miller[1] ; 2. 9R-Logan Riehl[3] ; 3. X-Mike Keegan[4] ; 4. 12F-Matt Foos[6] ; 5. 28-Shawn Valenti[7] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[14] ; 7. 99-Alvin Roepke[12] ; 8. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[5] ; 9. 36-Seth Schneider[11] ; 10. 32-Bryce Lucius[8] ; 11. 15k-Creed Kemanah[13] ; 12. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[16] ; 13. 86-Zack Miller[17] ; 14. 10X-Dustin Stroup[15] ; 15. 19R-Steve Rando[2] ; 16. 47-Matt Lucius[19] ; 17. 51-Garrett Craine[18] ; 18. 22-Justin Lusk[9] ; 19. z10-Chris Verda[10]

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1, Group A (8 Laps)

1. P51-Cory Ward[3] ; 2. 26-Kyle Lagrou[2] ; 3. 32-Kevin Phillips[7] ; 4. 5s-Bradley Stuckey[6] ; 5. 19-Tony Burns[5] ; 6. 65R-Jeremy Ernsberger[9] ; 7. 83-Butch Latte[8] ; 8. 62-Levi Beery[4] ; 9. 51W-Thomas Anderson[1]

Heat 2, Group B (8 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 2. 4s-Keith Sorg[1] ; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan[4] ; 4. 28-Cody Laird[7] ; 5. 9-Curt Inks[3] ; 6. 6-Steve Sabo[9] ; 7. 7X-Dana Frey[8] ; 8. 55-DJ Mestrey[6] ; 9. 20-Conor Emch[5]

Heat 3, Group C (8 Laps)

1. 4M-Jamie Miller[5] ; 2. 911-Cory McCaughey[3] ; 3. 32H-Dan Hennig[6] ; 4. 1-Collin Babcock[1] ; 5. 16-Jim Holcomb[7] ; 6. 67-Ben Clapp[2] ; 7. 11-Austin Gibson[8] ; 8. 9H-Devan McEwan[4]

Heat 4, Group D (8 Laps)

1. 25-Jeff Babcock[8] ; 2. 36M-RJ Cornett[3] ; 3. 78-Austin Black [2] ; 4. 27-Calob Crispen[1] ; 5. 23m-Brad Mitten[5] ; 6. 14T-Cody Truman[7] ; 7. 7H-JT Horn[4] ; 8. 8S-Brandon Stuckey[6]

B-Main 1 (10 Laps)

1. 16-Jim Holcomb[2] ; 2. 19-Tony Burns[1] ; 3. 67-Ben Clapp[4] ; 4. 51W-Thomas Anderson[9] ; 5. 11-Austin Gibson[6] ; 6. 9H-Devan McEwan[8] ; 7. 83-Butch Latte[5] ; 8. 62-Levi Beery[7] ; 9. 65R-Jeremy Ernsberger[3]

B-Main 2 (10 Laps)

1. 23m-Brad Mitten[2] ; 2. 14T-Cody Truman[4] ; 3. 9-Curt Inks[1] ; 4. 7H-JT Horn[6] ; 5. 6-Steve Sabo[3] ; 6. 8S-Brandon Stuckey[8] ; 7. 7X-Dana Frey[5] ; 8. 20-Conor Emch[9] ; 9. 55-DJ Mestrey[7]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps)

1. 4M-Jamie Miller[1] ; 1. 25-Jeff Babcock[9] ; 2. 7B-Shawn Valenti[8] ; 3. 32H-Dan Hennig[10] ; 4. 911-Cory McCaughey[7] ; 5. P51-Cory Ward[6] ; 6. 16-Jim Holcomb[16] ; 7. 4s-Keith Sorg[4] ; 9. 17x-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 10. 26-Kyle Lagrou[3] ; 11. 67-Ben Clapp[20] ; 12. 28-Cody Laird[13] ; 13. 19-Tony Burns[18] ; 14. 5s-Bradley Stuckey[12] ; 15. 78-Austin Black [11] ; 16. 32-Kevin Phillips[2] ; 16. 27-Calob Crispen[15] ; 18. 51W-Thomas Anderson[22] ; 19. 1-Collin Babcock[14] ; 20. 23m-Brad Mitten[17] ; 21. 14T-Cody Truman[19] ; 23. 36M-RJ Cornett[23] ; DNF. 9-Curt Inks[21]

 

 

Hickle earns $10,000 ASCS triumph while Smith takes WAR win at 11th annual Hockett/McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway


WHEATLAND, MO. (Sept. 18, 2021) - J.J. Hickle realized a dream Saturday night by winning one of the biggest events in winged sprint car racing.

Hickle took over the lead with eight laps remaining and went on to win the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series feature at the 11th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial.

In the POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Series portion of the action at Lucas Oil Speedway, Wesley Smith of Springfield used a late pass to take home the $3,077 first prize for the wingless series.

A big crowd watched the final night of the event, which pays tribute to the legacy of Jesse Hockett, from Warsaw, who was a star in both the winged and non-wing sprint divisions when he lost his life in a shop accident in 2010. His cousin and crew chief, Daniel McMillin, was killed in an automobile accident in 2006.

ASCS national-tour rookie Hickle, of Quilcene, Washington, grabbed the lead on lap 32 and maintained it the rest of the way to take home the big prizes in the Lucas Oil ASCS division.

Hickle was making his first appearance at Lucas Oil Speedway at the Hockett/McMillin Memorial and it proved to be a valuable one as he took home $10,000 and one of the biggest sprint-car wins in the sport.

Hickle beat Roger Crockett, who led much of the race before Hickle wrestled command away.

“Man, this is awesome,” Hickle said. “Jesse Hockett is a guy I really looked up to. Roger Crockett is a guy who’s been beating me my whole life.

"I can’t thank my team enough and everybody who gives me this opportunity. This is awesome.”

Crockett bolted from his outside front-row starting position and set the early pace, with J.J. Hickle and Hagar following him as the race’s first caution appeared with three laps complete.

Crockett continued to lead, but was unable to open up his margin or get into much rhythm as a series of incidents - including red flags for two accidents and a pair of cautions - bogged the race down through 11 laps.

As things settled into a longer period of green-flag laps, Crockett, Hickle and Scott Bogucki broke away from the field with a 2.7-second margin to fourth-place Howard Moore by lap 20.

Hickle slipped past Crockett on lap 24 for the race’s first lead change, making the pass coming to the start-finish line. But that pass was negated when Matt Covington flipped his car in turn four before that lap was officially in the books, the running order reverting to the previous lap to put Crockett back in front for the restart.

Crockett took advantage of his good fortune and re-established his lead by 1.2 seconds by lap 29. But Hickle closed within a car length in just two laps and passed Crockett in turn two as the duo were in lapped traffic for the lead on lap 32, this time seeing it count.

“It was just a matter of figuring out a way to catch him and pass him and tonight it all worked out,” Hickle said.

Hickle sailed to the win from there, leading the final eight circuits for his fourth ASCS feature win of the season. He finished .890 seconds in front of Crockett with Bogucki finishing third, Blake Hahn fourth and Moore was fifth.

“It’s very disappointing. This races means a lot to me,” Crockett said. “It’s disappointing to be up here leading this one and basically giving it away in traffic. That’s the way it goes in racing sometimes. It sucks to run second.”

Derek Hagar, winner of both preliminary night features, ran in the top five early before fading to 14th. ASCS points leader Blake Hahn was fourth.

Smith uses late pass to earn WAR win: Wesley Smith of Springfield took over the lead on lap 28 and held on the final two circuits to claim the POWRi WAR 30-lap feature. The Friday-night feature winner finished about three car lengths in front of runner-up Xavier Doney.

“This is our Chili Bowl right here,” an excited Smith said in victory lane, following his sixth WAR feature win of 2021. “This car was on rails tonight.”

Smith and his crew had to install a new engine after his power plant barely held together to win Friday night’s feature. That helped set him up with a third-starting position in Saturday’s main event.

Doney started on the pole and the early pace with Clouser and Smith battling it out for second through six laps, when the race ground to a half as Paul White rolled his car on the front straightaway to bring out the red flag.

On the restart, Clouser vaulted past Doney and into the lead. A lap later, Smith moved into second with Jack Wagner third as Doney slipped back to fourth place as a caution flew following a four-car incident on lap nine.

Doney rallied back into second by the time the race hit the mid point, on lap 15, trailing Clouser by 1.5 seconds. Clouser caught lapped traffic by lap 22, holding a 1.8-second lead over Doney with Smith in third and Wagner fourth.

Smith passed Doney for second and closed in on Clouser on lap 26, pulling right behind the leader. Then Smith was able to make the decisive pass on the high side of turn two on lap 28 with Doney also getting past Clouser on the white-flag lap.

Smith held on from there to win by eight-tenths of a second over Doney, a 15-year-old from Odessa. Wagner finished third with Clouser fading to fourth and Kory Schudy coming home in fifth.

“Man, I”m no good at running the bottom,” Smith said. “I knew if I wanted to pass, I wasn’t going to do it on the bottom, so I might as well try the top.

“That was a crazy race. That track was very intimidating. I love it when it’s on the wall and who ever is fearless enough and tear it up if that’s what it takes.”

LUCAS OIL SPEEDWAY UNOFFICIAL RESULTS (Sept. 18, 2021)
11th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial
Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Cars
A Feature - 1. 63-JJ Hickle[5]; 2. 11-Roger Crockett[2]; 3. 28-Scott Bogucki[6]; 4. 52-Blake Hahn[9]; 5. 3M-Howard Moore[3]; 6. 14E-Kyle Bellm[11]; 7. 51B-Joe B Miller[4]; 8. 24-Garet Williamson[19]; 9. 5T-Ryan Timms[20]; 10. 3-Ayrton Gennetten[17]; 11. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[8]; 12. 98P-Miles Paulus[14]; 13. 55B-Brandon Anderson[26]; 14. 9JR-Derek Hagar[1]; 15. 21-Gunner Ramey[25]; 16. 53-Jack Dover[10]; 17. 11A-Austin O'Neal[18]; 18. 14-Jordon Mallett[21]; 19. 17B-Ryan Bickett[23]; 20. 2C-Chase Porter[13]; 21. 95-Matt Covington[16]; 22. 77X-Alex Hill[15]; 23. 88-Travis Reber[24]; 24. 7M-Chance Morton[12]; 25. 1-Brenham Crouch[22]; 26. 10C-Jeremy Campbell[7]
B Feature 1 - 1. 3-Ayrton Gennetten[4]; 2. 5T-Ryan Timms[8]; 3. 22-Riley Goodno[3]; 4. 7F-Noah Harris[6]; 5. 1X-Tim Crawley[1]; 6. 0-Jake Griffin[13]; 7. 187-Landon Crawley[12]; 8. 22S-Slater Helt[5]; 9. 17B-Ryan Bickett[9]; 10. 57-Billy Butler[7]; 11. 95X-Asa Swindell[14]; 12. 9-Chase Randall[2]; 13. 55B-Brandon Anderson[10]; 14. (DNS) 28C-Jonathan Cornell
B Feature 2 - 1. 11A-Austin O'Neal[3]; 2. 14-Jordon Mallett[1]; 3. 5D-Zach Daum[2]; 4. 21-Gunner Ramey[4]; 5. 36-Jason Martin[5]; 6. 94-Jeff Swindell[12]; 7. 75-Tyler Blank[7]; 8. 26-Marshall Skinner[8]; 9. 13C-Chase Howard[13]; 10. 44R-Ronny Howard[10]; 11. 9H-Emilio Hoover[11]; 12. 33Z-Alan Zoutte[14]; 13. 86-Timothy Smith[6]; 14. (DNS) 8M-Kade Morton
B Feature 3 - 1. 24-Garet Williamson[1]; 2. 1-Brenham Crouch[4]; 3. 9$-Kyle Clark[5]; 4. 97M-Scotty Milan[9]; 5. 10-Landon Britt[6]; 6. 12J-Josh Grady[7]; 7. 88-Travis Reber[10]; 8. 27-Austin Wood[8]; 9. 4-Evan Martin[2]; 10. 2-Jason Billups[11]; 11. 72-Gary Floyd[12]; 12. 84-Brandon Hanks[3]; 13. (DNS) 45X-Kyler Johnson
Last Chance Qualifier 1 - 1. 52-Blake Hahn[1]; 2. 2C-Chase Porter[2]; 3. 1X-Tim Crawley[4]; 4. 5D-Zach Daum[3]; 5. 84-Brandon Hanks[6]; 6. 22S-Slater Helt[5]; 7. 86-Timothy Smith[7]; 8. 12J-Josh Grady[10]; 9. 17B-Ryan Bickett[9]; 10. 44R-Ronny Howard[12]; 11. 2-Jason Billups[11]; 12. 72-Gary Floyd[13]; 13. 45X-Kyler Johnson[8]; 14. (DNS) 1V-Brent Crews; 15. (DNS) 47-Dale Howard
Last Chance Qualifier 2 - 1. 95-Matt Covington[2]; 2. 7M-Chance Morton[4]; 3. 14-Jordon Mallett[3]; 4. 4-Evan Martin[6]; 5. 3-Ayrton Gennetten[5]; 6. 36-Jason Martin[1]; 7. 10-Landon Britt[9]; 8. 5T-Ryan Timms[7]; 9. 8M-Kade Morton[10]; 10. 88-Travis Reber[8]; 11. (DNS) 15-Jase Randolph; 12. (DNS) 7B-Ben Brown; 13. (DNS) 97-Kevin Cummings; 14. (DNS) 73-Samuel Wagner; 15. (DNS) 90-Lance Norick
Last Chance Qualifier 3 - 1. 14E-Kyle Bellm[2]; 2. 77X-Alex Hill[3]; 3. 24-Garet Williamson[1]; 4. 22-Riley Goodno[5]; 5. 21-Gunner Ramey[4]; 6. 9$-Kyle Clark[7]; 7. 57-Billy Butler[9]; 8. 26-Marshall Skinner[10]; 9. 97M-Scotty Milan[11]; 10. 28C-Jonathan Cornell[6]; 11. 187-Landon Crawley[12]; 12. 0-Jake Griffin[8]; 13. 95X-Asa Swindell[13]; 14. (DNS) 77-Jack Wagner; 15. (DNS) 11X-Blake Jenkins
Last Chance Qualifier 4 - 1. 53-Jack Dover[2]; 2. 98P-Miles Paulus[1]; 3. 9-Chase Randall[3]; 4. 11A-Austin O'Neal[6]; 5. 1-Brenham Crouch[9]; 6. 7F-Noah Harris[8]; 7. 75-Tyler Blank[4]; 8. 27-Austin Wood[11]; 9. 55B-Brandon Anderson[7]; 10. 9H-Emilio Hoover[12]; 11. 94-Jeff Swindell[5]; 12. 13C-Chase Howard[10]; 13. 33Z-Alan Zoutte[13]; 14. 15D-Andrew Deal[14]; 15. 44-Jared Sewell[15]

POWRi WAR Sprints
A Feature - 1. 44-Wesley Smith[3]; 2. 74-Xavier Doney[1]; 3. 77-Jack Wagner[6]; 4. 6-Mario Clouser[2]; 5. 28-Kory Schudy[4]; 6. 1#-Justin Zimmerman[8]; 7. 20G-Noah Gass[14]; 8. 5D-Zach Daum[5]; 9. 24X-Casey Shuman[10]; 10. 5C-Colten Cottle[9]; 11. 15B-Quinton Benson[11]; 12. 24-Landon Simon[17]; 13. 91-Riley Kreisel[13]; 14. 21-Caleb Stelzig[21]; 15. 73-Samuel Wagner[24]; 16. 36-Tyler Edwards[20]; 17. 51B-Joe B Miller[19]; 18. 44H-Jason Howell[12]; 19. 16-Anthony Nicholson[16]; 20. 41-Brad Wyatt[25]; 21. 79X-Keith Martin[18]; 22. 29T-Ryan Timmons[23]; 23. 11W-Wyatt Burks[7]; 24. 89-Todd McVay[15]; 25. 1-Paul White[22]
B Feature 1 - 1. 5C-Colten Cottle[1]; 2. 91-Riley Kreisel[2]; 3. 24-Landon Simon[13]; 4. 21-Caleb Stelzig[11]; 5. 77K-Katlynn Leer[14]; 6. 13-Chase Howard[9]; 7. 79-Tim Kent[10]; 8. 27-Steve Thomas[4]; 9. 11-Justin Melton[5]; 10. 9-Cody Baker[3]; 11. (DNF) 93-Taylor Walton[7]; 12. (DNF) 21X-Michelle Parson[6]; 13. (DNS) 27M-Evan Mosley; 14. (DNS) 55L-Casey Lewallen
B Feature 2 - 1. 24X-Casey Shuman[1]; 2. 20G-Noah Gass[3]; 3. 79X-Keith Martin[2]; 4. 1-Paul White[4]; 5. 20-Shon Deskins[6]; 6. 41-Brad Wyatt[7]; 7. 69-Zach Sanders[10]; 8. 26-Zach Clark[9]; 9. 52-JD Fry[11]; 10. 17K-Braden Knipmeyer[5]; 11. 45-Jesse Bebee[12]; 12. (DNS) 51-Mitchell Moore; 13. (DNS) 82-Vinny Ward
B Feature 3 - 1. 15B-Quinton Benson[3]; 2. 89-Todd McVay[6]; 3. 51B-Joe B Miller[1]; 4. 29T-Ryan Timmons[5]; 5. 24LCR-Chris Morgan[2]; 6. 11X-Tom Curran[4]; 7. 7S-Wade Seiler[8]; 8. 2-Kyle Lewis[10]; 9. 45X-Adam Wilfong[11]; 10. 33L-Mark Lane[12]; 11. (DNF) 37-Brian Beebe[9]; 12. (DNF) 77X-Colt Treharn[7]; 13. (DNF) 7R-JD Black[13]
B Feature 4 - 1. 44H-Jason Howell[4]; 2. 16-Anthony Nicholson[3]; 3. 36-Tyler Edwards[6]; 4. 73-Samuel Wagner[12]; 5. 5-Jesse Vermillion[2]; 6. 09-Robby McQuinn[10]; 7. 73V-Blake Vermillion[7]; 8. 90-Warren Johnson[9]; 9. 7JR-Robert Black[13]; 10. (DNF) 2H-Luke Howard[5]; 11. (DNF) 36T-Trey Robb[1]; 12. (DNF) 66M-Max Grogan[11]; 13. (DNS) 57-Chase Parson

 

 

Gardner Scores One for Arkansas on Night One of Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series Razorback Nationals at 67 Speedway of Texarkana!
Texarkana, AR (9/18/21) by DarinShort.com. Veteran, yet young, sprint car driver Cody Gardner drove the wheels off his number G6 sprinter Friday night at Texarkana 67 Speedway in the opening night of the Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series Razorback Nationals, besting a field of 27 drivers. The event was presented in part by Smiley's Racing Products, Mallory Print and Griffith Truck & Equipment.
This was by far the largest field of sprint cars to assemble at 67 in several seasons, and what an exciting and unpredictable night of racing it was.
But for the ‘Bandits, lets just call it predictably unpredictable, as fans that follow the series know – it is never over til it’s over.
New track owner Duke Whiseant commented: “We were really excited about hosting the ‘Bandits here and the teams and staff were all top notch. We can’t wait to bring them back next season!”
And this writer would say the same in return, as they were a dream track partner and kept their fans informed with the latest Series updates along the way building up to race day, and their entire staff was helpful, knowledgeable and totally pleasant to work with. We absolutely look forward to returning there next season.
The fan turnout was excellent, but it could have been even bigger, if it wasn’t for the pestering tropical system Nicholas located a few hundred miles to the southeast – as it was spewing an occasional shower in the general area during the mid-afternoon hours. But the fans in the stands didn’t feel even as much as a raindrop from when the gates opened through the final checkers, and it was quite pleasant outside with temps around 80 degrees throughout the evening.
Back to the racing action. The bottom line in the heat races was, if you didn’t start deep in the field, you weren’t going to amass enough passing points to start on the front two rows of the feature event, as basically the top 4 qualifiers all started 6th-8th! So that pretty much tells you what the heat race action was like: lots of passing!
Dustin Gates (started 8th in his heat) garnered enough points to become the top qualifier, while Cody Gardner (started 7th in his heat race) was on the front row outside.
When the green flag dropped on the 25-lapper, Gates jumped out to an early lead, but the start would be called back after a 3-car skirmish took place in corner one.
On the next start, Gates and Gardner roared down the frontstretch with Gardner taking the extreme high-side and sneaking by Gates to take a 5-car length lead down the backstretch.
About 5 laps in, the lead pair would catch the back markers, setting the stage for an exciting chess match negotiating those cars across the wide, slick, smooth racing surface.
A few caution flags would realign the field, and with clear track ahead Gardner would maintain his spot at the point of the field.
Meanwhile several drivers were quietly advancing through the field, one of them being 13th place starter Claud Estes III. Estes would power his way up to 4th place mid-race when he cut a right rear tire down, by what appears to have been debris, relegating him to the infield.
Another driver that was absolutely blasting through the field was 15th place starter Koty Adams.
It was at that point in time where this writer witnessed second place runner Dustin Gates tag the retaining wall upon entry to corner one.
And on lap 21, disaster would find Gates, as his right rear tire detonated at the end of the frontstretch, sending his car spinning and the rest of the field scrambling.
Amazingly, no one got tore up in the wild fracas, but Gates would be forced to retire from the event. But he certainly had nothing to hang his hat about, as he knew he had a front-running car all night long. Again, it was a big sigh of relief to all that no one crashed during that exact moment – as it could have gotten quite ugly, quick.
This would set the stage for a quick shootout to the finish, as the 14th place starter of Koty Adams would now be restarting in 2nd with 6th place starter and 2020 ‘Bandits champion Michael Day lining up in 3rd.
Cody Gardner would continue to take command of the tricky and technical racing surface with seemingly no issues as all and would take the checkers first by five car lengths over Koty Adams, and 11th place starter Zane Lawrence – that zipped under Michael Day to collect a hard-earned podium finish, with Michael Day and 10th place starter Colby Estes (and 2018 ‘Bandits series champion) rounding out the top five.

Gary Wright, who came out of retirement to thrill the fans would start 8th and finish in a solid 6th place in the Mark Huddleston-owned, Chris Stivers wrenched number 45x car. Everyone in attendance was excited to see him race - and he did not disappoint. Several times he'd pop a wheelie coming off the corners, yet never miss a beat along the way. So, thank you Gary for joining us last night!
ADDED BONU$: $500 www.KoolTrikes.com "Last Lap Pass For The Win" Award. If a driver passes the lead car on the last lap of the A-feature event - and takes the win - that driver will win a $500 bonus from Kool Trikes of Clarksville, Texas! This bonus was recently won by Koty Adams at LoneStar Speedway on July 4th - and there is one Kool Trikes $500 bonus remaining for the 2021 season available!
We’d like to thank the hard-working Whiseant family, their staff, the amazing 67 fans and the 27 ‘Bandits teams that supported the event in making the night so fun and successful – and we definitely look forward to returning in 2022.
Duke told this writer that after their last event coming up this month that they have a massive list of construction projects slated for the track, which will take it to the next level. Items such as concrete walls, new catch fence, LED light strips, a digital scoreboard and track widening are all in the works.
Tonight the Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series moves to I-30 Speedway on the south side of Little Rock Arkansas for the conclusion of the Razorback Nationals. Click www.I-30Speedway.com for all track information.
Click www.2021BOSS.com for all series info and at ‘Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series’ on Facebook.
Here’s the results of the opening night of the Razorback Nationals at Texarkana 67 Speedway on Friday, September 17th:
Finish Start # Competitor
1 2 G6 Cody Gardner
2 14 16 Koty Adams
3 11 76 Zane Lawrence
4 6 91 Michael Day
5 10 71 Colby Estes
6 8 45X Gary Wright
7 4 80 Josh Hawkins
8 5 82 Austin Saunders
9 9 82C Christian Kinnison
10 27 12W Dale Wester
11 3 B99 Blake Mallory
12 21 21K Kevin Hinkle
13 12 74E Claud Estes III
14 24 23 Junior Jenkins
15 1 6 Dustin Gates
16 22 21B Brandon Hinkle
17 23 5 Richard Reynolds
18 17 71B Bradyn Baker
19 15 30 Joseph Miller
20 7 74 D.J. Estes
21 19 25 Blaine Baxter
22 13 99B John Ricketts
23 16 19J Jason Long
24 25 90M Mark Seiple
DNS 18 3W Willy Reed
DNS 26 4X Heath Nestrick
DNS 20 9 Josh McCord

 

 

Hagar wins again, Smith takes WAR feature as Hockett/McMillin Memorial primed for Saturday-night finish at Lucas Oil Speedway

WHEATLAND, MO. (Sept. 17, 2021) - Night two of the 11th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial once again was the Derek Hagar Show.

Hagar, of Marion, Arkansas, earned the 25-lap Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series feature win for the second straight night. He picked up $3,000 and earned the pole for Saturday night's finale.

The POWRi Wingless Auto Racing feature went to Wesley Smith of Nixa, who held on to take the $2,000 first prize.

Drivers in both divisions chase the big checks on Saturday night in the big finales. The ASCS winner will take home $10,000 with the WAR feature champ earning $3,077.

The event pays tribute to the legacy of Jesse Hockett, from Warsaw, who was a star in both the winged and non-wing sprint divisions when he lost his life in a shop accident in 2010. His cousin and crew chief, Daniel McMillin, was killed in an automobile accident in 2006.

Hagar has shown he's the man to beat entering the 40-lapper on Saturday night. Just as he did a night before, he dominated the feature as drivers accumulated points to help set the lineup for the final night.

“Man, we just have to seal the deal," Hagar said in victory lane, noting that he was a bit concerned when the track was re-worked a bit during intermission. "I was worried. Everybody’s good when the track has moisture.

"I just love this place," third-starting Hagar said of Lucas Oil Speedway and his ability to roll through the corners. "It's nothing special we don't do at any other racetrack. This place, I guess it fits my driving style.”

Dylan Westbrook started on the pole and held a two-car-length lead over Hagar through the early going when a caution slowed things on lap three as Thursday’s feature runner-up Scott Bogucki slowed to a halt.

Hagar slid past Westbrook and into the lead as the race returned to green. Hagar quickly opened a 3.2-second lead by lap 10, as Westbrook ran second, J.J. Hickle third and ASCS national tour points leader Blake Hahn in fourth.

Tyler Blank and Jason Martin tangled in turn three to bring out a lap-16 caution as those two were fighting for ninth place. Hagar held a 2.8-second lead over Westbrook at the time, that wiped out by the caution.

It didn’t take Hagar long to again stretch out his lead, pushing it to four seconds between he and Westbrook by lap 20. But things again ground to a half when Hahn, running third, hit a tractor tire in turn two to bring out another yellow with three laps remaining.

For Hagar, it was no problem. He went on to prevail by 1.8 seconds over Roger Crockett, who slipped past Westbrook coming to the white flag. For Hagar, it was his fifth career ASCS national-tour triumph.

“We weren’t any good in the feature last night. We were the fastest car up until the feature and we were horrible in the feature," said Crockett, who started seventh "We made the right changes today. I can’t wait for the feature tomorrow night.

"Obviously, Hagar is really good at these kind of race tracks, but I look forward to battling him tomorrow.”

Dover wound up fourth with Hickle in fifth.

Smith hangs on for WAR win: Wesley Smith of Nixa led all the way, but had to hold on during a two-lap shootout at the finish, to take the WAR feature victory. It was a dramatic finish after Smith’s car appeared to lose fluid and second-place Cody Baker flipped his car as he gave chase with two laps left.

“This is a really nice way to cap things off going into tomorrow night,” Smith said. “We might have to come back with a new engine tomorrow, but hopefully this is a prelude of what’s to come.”

Smith posted his fifth WAR Series victory of the season.

Smith started outside of row one and set the pace, with Baker moving into second on lap two with Jack Wagner in third as a caution waved on lap three. Smith opened a two-second gap over Baker by lap 10 with Xavier Doney moving into third.

The fifth-starting Baker began gradually cutting into the margin he was within a second of the leader with 10 to go and to a half-second with five circuits remaining.

As the two came to the start-finish line to complete lap 23, a puff of smoke came out of Smith’s car and Baker, about two lengths behind, flipped going into turn one after apparently getting into fluid escaping from Smith’s motor.

“He went in and I don’t know if he blew a motor up or what, and put some oil down,” Baker said. “I skated right into the wall. We had a good run going.”

The sequence elevated Doney into second and Jack Wagner into third and Just Zimmerman fourth as two green-flag laps remained.

With questions about Smith’s motor hanging over the restart, he answered them by hanging on and beating Doney by 1.4 seconds at the finish. Wagner wound up third, Zimmerman was fourth and championship points leader Marion Clouser fifth after starting 20th.

“That’s a good question. I still don’t know,” Smith said of what happened to his motor in the waning laps. “I just know the engine got really hot. It’s a testament to the team I have behind me and the car we brought to this race.”

Smith said the high line was the fast line for him on what he described as a challenging track condition.

“It’s one of those race tracks where you have to be fearless to get around it,” Smith said.

Gates open at 3 p.m. Saturday with hot laps at 5:30 and racing scheduled to begin at 6:35 p.m.

LUCAS OIL SPEEDWAY UNOFFICIAL RESULTS (Sept. 17, 2021) 11th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Cars A Feature - 1. 9JR-Derek Hagar[3]; 2. 11-Roger Crockett[7]; 3. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[1]; 4. 53-Jack Dover[6]; 5. 63-JJ Hickle[2]; 6. 24-Garet Williamson[8]; 7. 51B-Joe B Miller[9]; 8. 2C-Chase Porter[5]; 9. 3M-Howard Moore[15]; 10. 14-Jordon Mallett[22]; 11. 98P-Miles Paulus[18]; 12. 52-Blake Hahn[4]; 13. 4-Evan Martin[19]; 14. 10C-Jeremy Campbell[17]; 15. 1X-Tim Crawley[14]; 16. 21-Gunner Ramey[12]; 17. 9-Chase Randall[21]; 18. 94-Jeff Swindell[20]; 19. 11A-Austin O'Neal[25]; 20. 3-Ayrton Gennetten[16]; 21. 17B-Ryan Bickett[24]; 22. 36-Jason Martin[13]; 23. 75-Tyler Blank[10]; 24. 95-Matt Covington[23]; 25. 55B-Brandon Anderson[26]; 26. 28-Scott Bogucki[11] B Feature 1 - 1. 10C-Jeremy Campbell[2]; 2. 94-Jeff Swindell[7]; 3. 45X-Kyler Johnson[4]; 4. 5T-Ryan Timms[8]; 5. 5D-Zach Daum[3]; 6. 84-Brandon Hanks[6]; 7. 11A-Austin O'Neal[1]; 8. 86-Timothy Smith[5]; 9. 0-Jake Griffin[9]; 10. 17B-Ryan Bickett[10]; 11. 8M-Kade Morton[12]; 12. 27-Austin Wood[11]; 13. 33Z-Alan Zoutte[14]; 14. 7B-Ben Brown[13]; 15. 15-Jase Randolph[15]; 16. 73-Samuel Wagner[16]; 17. 90-Lance Norick[17] B Feature 2 - 1. 98P-Miles Paulus[2]; 2. 9-Chase Randall[4]; 3. 22S-Slater Helt[1]; 4. 14E-Kyle Bellm[3]; 5. 77X-Alex Hill[6]; 6. 22-Riley Goodno[10]; 7. 88-Travis Reber[7]; 8. 1-Brenham Crouch[8]; 9. 9$-Kyle Clark[5]; 10. 9H-Emilio Hoover[13]; 11. 10-Landon Britt[9]; 12. 44R-Ronny Howard[11]; 13. 13C-Chase Howard[14]; 14. 2-Jason Billups[12]; 15. 95X-Asa Swindell[15]; 16. 77-Jack Wagner[16] B Feature 3 - 1. 4-Evan Martin[1]; 2. 14-Jordon Mallett[3]; 3. 95-Matt Covington[9]; 4. 28C-Jonathan Cornell[5]; 5. 57-Billy Butler[10]; 6. 12J-Josh Grady[8]; 7. 7F-Noah Harris[12]; 8. 7M-Chance Morton[6]; 9. 97M-Scotty Milan[11]; 10. 187-Landon Crawley[15]; 11. 72-Gary Floyd[14]; 12. 55B-Brandon Anderson[2]; 13. 26-Marshall Skinner[7]; 14. 1V-Brent Crews[4]; 15. 97-Kevin Cummings[13]; 16. 15D-Andrew Deal[16] Heat 1 - 1. 63-JJ Hickle[4]; 2. 75-Tyler Blank[3]; 3. 26-Marshall Skinner[2]; 4. 5D-Zach Daum[7]; 5. 15-Jase Randolph[1]; 6. 14-Jordon Mallett[5]; 7. 95-Matt Covington[9]; 8. 5T-Ryan Timms[6]; 9. 12J-Josh Grady[10]; 10. 187-Landon Crawley[8] Heat 2 - 1. 86-Timothy Smith[2]; 2. 28-Scott Bogucki[5]; 3. 8M-Kade Morton[1]; 4. 3-Ayrton Gennetten[4]; 5. 4-Evan Martin[3]; 6. 94-Jeff Swindell[8]; 7. 9$-Kyle Clark[7]; 8. 33Z-Alan Zoutte[6]; 9. 14E-Kyle Bellm[10]; 10. 72-Gary Floyd[9] Heat 3 - 1. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[6]; 2. 9JR-Derek Hagar[3]; 3. 53-Jack Dover[5]; 4. 1V-Brent Crews[7]; 5. 44R-Ronny Howard[4]; 6. 88-Travis Reber[8]; 7. 97-Kevin Cummings[2]; 8. 2-Jason Billups[1]; 9. (DNS) 77-Jack Wagner Heat 4 - 1. 55B-Brandon Anderson[1]; 2. 28C-Jonathan Cornell[2]; 3. 11A-Austin O'Neal[3]; 4. 21-Gunner Ramey[6]; 5. 10-Landon Britt[4]; 6. 17B-Ryan Bickett[5]; 7. 22-Riley Goodno[8]; 8. 97M-Scotty Milan[7]; 9. (DNS) 15D-Andrew Deal Heat 5 - 1. 1X-Tim Crawley[2]; 2. 52-Blake Hahn[3]; 3. 2C-Chase Porter[4]; 4. 10C-Jeremy Campbell[5]; 5. 3M-Howard Moore[6]; 6. 7B-Ben Brown[1]; 7. 77X-Alex Hill[7]; 8. 13C-Chase Howard[8]; 9. 0-Jake Griffin[9] Heat 6 - 1. 9-Chase Randall[1]; 2. 51B-Joe B Miller[6]; 3. 22S-Slater Helt[3]; 4. 7M-Chance Morton[4]; 5. 24-Garet Williamson[8]; 6. 84-Brandon Hanks[7]; 7. 7F-Noah Harris[5]; 8. 95X-Asa Swindell[2]; 9. (DNS) 90-Lance Norick Heat 7 - 1. 11-Roger Crockett[1]; 2. 45X-Kyler Johnson[6]; 3. 1-Brenham Crouch[4]; 4. 36-Jason Martin[8]; 5. 98P-Miles Paulus[5]; 6. 57-Billy Butler[3]; 7. 27-Austin Wood[7]; 8. 9H-Emilio Hoover[9]; 9. 73-Samuel Wagner[2] Qualifier 1 - 1. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[6]; 2. 21-Gunner Ramey[2]; 3. 10C-Jeremy Campbell[1]; 4. 36-Jason Martin[4]; 5. 5D-Zach Daum[3]; 6. 84-Brandon Hanks[8]; 7. 94-Jeff Swindell[7]; 8. 86-Timothy Smith[5]; 9. 17B-Ryan Bickett[9]; 10. 27-Austin Wood[10]; 11. 97-Kevin Cummings[11]; 12. 33Z-Alan Zoutte[12] Qualifier 2 - 1. 24-Garet Williamson[2]; 2. 63-JJ Hickle[6]; 3. 75-Tyler Blank[4]; 4. 4-Evan Martin[8]; 5. 1X-Tim Crawley[5]; 6. 1V-Brent Crews[3]; 7. 88-Travis Reber[7]; 8. 0-Jake Griffin[12]; 9. 22-Riley Goodno[9]; 10. 97M-Scotty Milan[11]; 11. 7B-Ben Brown[10]; 12. 8M-Kade Morton[1] Qualifier 3 - 1. 9JR-Derek Hagar[4]; 2. 3-Ayrton Gennetten[1]; 3. 11A-Austin O'Neal[2]; 4. 98P-Miles Paulus[7]; 5. 51B-Joe B Miller[6]; 6. 55B-Brandon Anderson[5]; 7. 28C-Jonathan Cornell[3]; 8. 12J-Josh Grady[11]; 9. 95-Matt Covington[8]; 10. 57-Billy Butler[9]; 11. 9H-Emilio Hoover[10]; 12. 95X-Asa Swindell[12] Qualifier 4 - 1. 2C-Chase Porter[3]; 2. 52-Blake Hahn[4]; 3. 22S-Slater Helt[2]; 4. 14E-Kyle Bellm[11]; 5. 9$-Kyle Clark[9]; 6. 7M-Chance Morton[1]; 7. 9-Chase Randall[5]; 8. 45X-Kyler Johnson[6]; 9. 2-Jason Billups[10]; 10. 7F-Noah Harris[8]; 11. 44R-Ronny Howard[7]; 12. (DNS) 15-Jase Randolph Qualifier 5 - 1. 3M-Howard Moore[1]; 2. 53-Jack Dover[4]; 3. 11-Roger Crockett[5]; 4. 14-Jordon Mallett[8]; 5. 28-Scott Bogucki[6]; 6. 77X-Alex Hill[9]; 7. 5T-Ryan Timms[11]; 8. 26-Marshall Skinner[2]; 9. 10-Landon Britt[7]; 10. 1-Brenham Crouch[3]; 11. 72-Gary Floyd[12]; 12. 13C-Chase Howard[10]

POWRi WAR Sprints A Feature - 1. 44-Wesley Smith[2]; 2. 74-Xavier Doney[3]; 3. 77-Jack Wagner[7]; 4. 1#-Justin Zimmerman[21]; 5. 6-Mario Clouser[20]; 6. 36T-Trey Robb[12]; 7. 51B-Joe B Miller[8]; 8. 5D-Zach Daum[18]; 9. 11W-Wyatt Burks[17]; 10. 24LCR-Chris Morgan[6]; 11. 5C-Colten Cottle[22]; 12. 79X-Keith Martin[16]; 13. 20G-Noah Gass[9]; 14. 28-Kory Schudy[15]; 15. 5-Jesse Vermillion[1]; 16. 91-Riley Kreisel[23]; 17. 1-Paul White[19]; 18. 16-Anthony Nicholson[11]; 19. 27-Steve Thomas[14]; 20. 73-Samuel Wagner[10]; 21. 9-Cody Baker[5]; 22. 73V-Blake Vermillion[4]; 23. 11X-Tom Curran[13] B Feature 1- 1. 28-Kory Schudy[2]; 2. 1-Paul White[4]; 3. 24X-Casey Shuman[1]; 4. 21X-Michelle Parson[6]; 5. 11-Justin Melton[3]; 6. 7S-Wade Seiler[5]; 7. 69-Zach Sanders[10]; 8. 17K-Braden Knipmeyer[8]; 9. 45X-Adam Wilfong[11]; 10. (DNF) 37-Brian Beebe[12]; 11. (DNS) 82-Vinny Ward; 12. (DNS) 7JR-Robert Black B Feature 2 - 1. 79X-Keith Martin[2]; 2. 6-Mario Clouser[4]; 3. 27M-Evan Mosley[3]; 4. 2H-Luke Howard[5]; 5. 57-Chase Parson[8]; 6. 13-Chase Howard[10]; 7. 26-Zach Clark[1]; 8. 09-Robby McQuinn[6]; 9. 36-Tyler Edwards[9]; 10. 66M-Max Grogan[11]; 11. 93-Taylor Walton[7]; 12. (DNS) 7R-JD Black B Feature 3 - 1. 11W-Wyatt Burks[2]; 2. 1#-Justin Zimmerman[1]; 3. 15B-Quinton Benson[4]; 4. 41-Brad Wyatt[7]; 5. 77X-Colt Treharn[10]; 6. 51-Mitchell Moore[3]; 7. 90-Warren Johnson[6]; 8. 52-JD Fry[9]; 9. 79-Tim Kent[8]; 10. 33L-Mark Lane[11]; 11. 45-Jesse Bebee[12]; 12. (DNS) 24-Landon Simon B Feature 4 - 1. 5D-Zach Daum[1]; 2. 5C-Colten Cottle[3]; 3. 91-Riley Kreisel[6]; 4. 29T-Ryan Timmons[2]; 5. 44H-Jason Howell[8]; 6. 20-Shon Deskins[5]; 7. 21-Caleb Stelzig[7]; 8. 89-Todd McVay[4]; 9. 2-Kyle Lewis[9]; 10. 55L-Casey Lewallen[11]; 11. 77K-Katlynn Leer[10] Heat 1 - 1. 73V-Blake Vermillion[3]; 2. 24LCR-Chris Morgan[5]; 3. 51B-Joe B Miller[7]; 4. 11-Justin Melton[6]; 5. 82-Vinny Ward[1]; 6. 20-Shon Deskins[8]; 7. 13-Chase Howard[2]; 8. 79-Tim Kent[9]; 9. 37-Brian Beebe[4] Heat 2 - 1. 73-Samuel Wagner[2]; 2. 36T-Trey Robb[4]; 3. 27-Steve Thomas[6]; 4. 89-Todd McVay[3]; 5. 79X-Keith Martin[9]; 6. 21X-Michelle Parson[8]; 7. 17K-Braden Knipmeyer[7]; 8. 66M-Max Grogan[1]; 9. 55L-Casey Lewallen[5] Heat 3 - 1. 26-Zach Clark[1]; 2. 77-Jack Wagner[5]; 3. 24X-Casey Shuman[6]; 4. 5D-Zach Daum[8]; 5. 11W-Wyatt Burks[9]; 6. 91-Riley Kreisel[7]; 7. 77X-Colt Treharn[2]; 8. 45X-Adam Wilfong[3]; 9. 7R-JD Black[4] Heat 4 - 1. 1#-Justin Zimmerman[1]; 2. 28-Kory Schudy[3]; 3. 29T-Ryan Timmons[4]; 4. 2H-Luke Howard[2]; 5. 27M-Evan Mosley[8]; 6. 15B-Quinton Benson[9]; 7. 44H-Jason Howell[5]; 8. 77K-Katlynn Leer[7]; 9. 33L-Mark Lane[6] Heat 5 - . 16-Anthony Nicholson[2]; 2. 5-Jesse Vermillion[9]; 3. 20G-Noah Gass[7]; 4. 09-Robby McQuinn[1]; 5. 7S-Wade Seiler[6]; 6. 93-Taylor Walton[5]; 7. 36-Tyler Edwards[3]; 8. 52-JD Fry[8]; 9. 45-Jesse Bebee[4 Heat 6 - 1. 44-Wesley Smith[5]; 2. 11X-Tom Curran[4]; 3. 51-Mitchell Moore[3]; 4. 90-Warren Johnson[1]; 5. 1-Paul White[7]; 6. 21-Caleb Stelzig[2]; 7. 57-Chase Parson[6]; 8. 2-Kyle Lewis[8] Heat 7 - 1. 9-Cody Baker[3]; 2. 74-Xavier Doney[6]; 3. 5C-Colten Cottle[1]; 4. 24-Landon Simon[2]; 5. 6-Mario Clouser[7]; 6. 41-Brad Wyatt[5]; 7. 7JR-Robert Black[4]; 8. 69-Zach Sanders[8]

Saturday schedule: Pits open: All day Grandstands open: 3 p.m. Hot laps: 5:30 p.m. Racing: 6:35 p.m.

Admission prices: Adults (16 and up) $30 Seniors (62 and up)/Military $27 Youth (6 to 15) $10 Kids (5 and under) FREE Family pass (2 adults, up to 3 kids or youth) - $70 Pit Pass $40

For ticket information for any event during the 2021 Lucas Oil Speedway season, contact admissions director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at Nichole@lucasoilspeedway.com. Fans also can use the online ticketing system.

 

 

Wesley Smith Wheels POWRi WAR Win on Night Two of the Hockett/McMillin Memorial

Belleville, IL. (9/17/21) Back for another adventurous night of open-wheel action at Lucas Oil Speedway for Night Two of the 11th Annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial, a determined field of sixty-one Lucas Oil POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League drivers would invade Wheatland Missouri with side-by-side racing aplenty. Leading every lap of the twenty-five-lap main event would find Nixa, Missouri wheelman Wesley Smith claiming the night and notching his fifth series win of 2021.

Early heat racing action would see Blake Vermillion, Samuel Wagner, Zach Clark, Justin Zimmerman, Anthony Nicholson, Wesley Smith, and Cody Baker all claim heat racing victories, with Jesse Vermillion racing from ninth to second in his heat race to earn the night’s High-Point qualifier accolades and a feature pole-starting position. Kory Schudy, Keith Martin, Wyatt Burks, and Zach Daum would each win their respective B-Feature.

Green-flag feature racing would find Jesse Vermillion and Wesley Smith leading the pack of twenty-three eager Lucas Oil POWRi WAR competitors to the initial green flag start with Smith shooting to the lead by using high-side momentum.

Smith would continue out-front throughout a pair of early restarts as hard elbows-up racing developed throughout the pack with Cody Baker racing his way into a runner-up position. With Smith leading and Baker charging quickly the laps would start to dwindle when entering the first corner on the twenty-second lap Smith would appear to lose water with a steam cloud erupting from the car. With Baker closing in on the lead he would slide high, running into the cushion, and flipping once taking him from the competition with Cody Baker okay but visibly upset at the circumstances.

Wesley Smith would continue his dominant run after the unexpected turn of events to maintain the front for the remainder of the race-winning his ninth career POWRi WAR feature event. Driving into the runner-up finishing position would find the clinching Rookie of the Year driver Xavier Doney with Jack Wagner racing his way to third from starting seventh.

Hard-charging his way through the field would find Justin Zimmerman finishing fourth from starting way back in twenty-first with point leader Mario Clouser would round out the top-five finishers for POWRi WAR at Lucas Oil Speedway’s Night Two of the 11th Annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial.

“This is truly a testament to this team, with the win on the line I didn’t hesitate to push it hard after the red. I know they can fix everything I break so I can drive this car hard, and I hope this win is a sign of things to come for the rest of the weekend” said a victorious Wesley Smith in post-race ceremonies. Adding “I was bouncing the wheel off the ledge the wing cars put up for us, this track was hammer down around the top and a lot of fun.”

Hoosier Racing Tire Top Hot Lap Time: 44 – Wesley Smith (15.183) Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat 1 Winner: 73V – Blake Vermillion MVT Services Heat 2 Winner: 73 – Samuel Wagner AutoMeter Heat Race 3 Winner: 26 – Zach Clark Rod End Supply Heat Race 4 Winner: #1 – Justin Zimmerman Schoenfeld Headers Heat Race 5 Winner: 16 – Anthony Nicholson AFCO Racing Heat Race 6 Winner: 44 – Wesley Smith Diversified Machine Heat Race 7 Winner: 9 – Cody Baker Max Papis Innovations High Point Qualifier: 5 – Jesse Vermillion Super Clean Semi-Feature 1 Winner: 28 – Kory Schudy Super Clean Semi-Feature 2 Winner: 79X – Keith Martin Super Clean Semi-Feature 3 Winner: 11W – Wyatt Burks Super Clean Semi-Feature 4 Winner: 5D – Zach Daum Toyota Racing Development Hard Charger: #1 – Justin Zimmerman (+17) Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 44 – Wesley Smith

Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Feature Results at Lucas Oil Speedway on September 17th, 2021: 1. 44-Wesley Smith[2]; 2. 74-Xavier Doney[3]; 3. 77-Jack Wagner[7]; 4. 1#-Justin Zimmerman[21]; 5. 6-Mario Clouser[20]; 6. 36T-Trey Robb[12]; 7. 51B-Joe B Miller[8]; 8. 5D-Zach Daum[18]; 9. 11W-Wyatt Burks[17]; 10. 24LCR-Chris Morgan[6]; 11. 5C-Colten Cottle[22]; 12. 79X-Keith Martin[16]; 13. 20G-Noah Gass[9]; 14. 28-Kory Schudy[15]; 15. 5-Jesse Vermillion[1]; 16. 91-Riley Kreisel[23]; 17. 1-Paul White[19]; 18. 16-Anthony Nicholson[11]; 19. 27-Steve Thomas[14]; 20. 73-Samuel Wagner[10]; 21. 9-Cody Baker[5]; 22. 73V-Blake Vermillion[4]; 23. 11X-Tom Curran[13].

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Race 1: 1. 73V-Blake Vermillion[3]; 2. 24LCR-Chris Morgan[5]; 3. 51B-Joe B Miller[7]; 4. 11-Justin Melton[6]; 5. 82-Vinny Ward[1]; 6. 20-Shon Deskins[8]; 7. 13-Chase Howard[2]; 8. 79-Tim Kent[9]; 9. 37-Brian Beebe[4].

MVT Services Heat Race 2: 1. 73-Samuel Wagner[2]; 2. 36T-Trey Robb[4]; 3. 27-Steve Thomas[6]; 4. 89-Todd McVay[3]; 5. 79X-Keith Martin[9]; 6. 21X-Michelle Parson[8]; 7. 17K-Braden Knipmeyer[7]; 8. 66M-Max Grogan[1]; 9. 55L-Casey Lewallen[5].

AutoMeter Heat Race 3: 1. 26-Zach Clark[1]; 2. 77-Jack Wagner[5]; 3. 24X-Casey Shuman[6]; 4. 5D-Zach Daum[8]; 5. 11W-Wyatt Burks[9]; 6. 91-Riley Kreisel[7]; 7. 77X-Colt Treharn[2]; 8. 45X-Adam Wilfong[3]; 9. 7R-JD Black[4].

Rod End Supply Heat Race 4: 1. 1#-Justin Zimmerman[1]; 2. 28-Kory Schudy[3]; 3. 29T-Ryan Timmons[4]; 4. 2H-Luke Howard[2]; 5. 27M-Evan Mosley[8]; 6. 15B-Quinton Benson[9]; 7. 44H-Jason Howell[5]; 8. 77K-Katlynn Leer[7]; 9. 33L-Mark Lane[6].

Schoenfeld Headers Heat Race 5: 1. 16-Anthony Nicholson[2]; 2. 5-Jesse Vermillion[9]; 3. 20G-Noah Gass[7]; 4. 09-Robby McQuinn[1]; 5. 7S-Wade Seiler[6]; 6. 93-Taylor Walton[5]; 7. 36-Tyler Edwards[3]; 8. 52-JD Fry[8]; 9. 45-Jesse Bebee[4].

AFCO Racing Heat Race 6: 1. 44-Wesley Smith[5]; 2. 11X-Tom Curran[4]; 3. 51-Mitchell Moore[3]; 4. 90-Warren Johnson[1]; 5. 1-Paul White[7]; 6. 21-Caleb Stelzig[2]; 7. 57-Chase Parson[6]; 8. 2-Kyle Lewis[8].

Diversified Machine Heat Race 7: 1. 9-Cody Baker[3]; 2. 74-Xavier Doney[6]; 3. 5C-Colten Cottle[1]; 4. 24-Landon Simon[2]; 5. 6-Mario Clouser[7]; 6. 41-Brad Wyatt[5]; 7. 7JR-Robert Black[4]; 8. 69-Zach Sanders[8].

Super Clean B-Feature 1: 1. 28-Kory Schudy[2]; 2. 1-Paul White[4]; 3. 24X-Casey Shuman[1]; 4. 21X-Michelle Parson[6]; 5. 11-Justin Melton[3]; 6. 7S-Wade Seiler[5]; 7. 69-Zach Sanders[10]; 8. 17K-Braden Knipmeyer[8]; 9. 45X-Adam Wilfong[11]; 10. (DNF) 37-Brian Beebe[12]; 11. (DNS) 82-Vinny Ward; 12. (DNS) 7JR-Robert Black

Super Clean B-Feature 2: 1. 79X-Keith Martin[2]; 2. 6-Mario Clouser[4]; 3. 27M-Evan Mosley[3]; 4. 2H-Luke Howard[5]; 5. 57-Chase Parson[8]; 6. 13-Chase Howard[10]; 7. 26-Zach Clark[1]; 8. 09-Robby McQuinn[6]; 9. 36-Tyler Edwards[9]; 10. 66M-Max Grogan[11]; 11. 93-Taylor Walton[7]; 12. (DNS) 7R-JD Black.

Super Clean B-Feature 3: 1. 11W-Wyatt Burks[2]; 2. 1#-Justin Zimmerman[1]; 3. 15B-Quinton Benson[4]; 4. 41-Brad Wyatt[7]; 5. 77X-Colt Treharn[10]; 6. 51-Mitchell Moore[3]; 7. 90-Warren Johnson[6]; 8. 52-JD Fry[9]; 9. 79-Tim Kent[8]; 10. 33L-Mark Lane[11]; 11. 45-Jesse Bebee[12]; 12. (DNS) 24-Landon Simon.

Super Clean B-Feature 4: 1. 5D-Zach Daum[1]; 2. 5C-Colten Cottle[3]; 3. 91-Riley Kreisel[6]; 4. 29T-Ryan Timmons[2]; 5. 44H-Jason Howell[8]; 6. 20-Shon Deskins[5]; 7. 21-Caleb Stelzig[7]; 8. 89-Todd McVay[4]; 9. 2-Kyle Lewis[9]; 10. 55L-Casey Lewallen[11]; 11. 77K-Katlynn Leer[10].

Up next for the Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint League will be Championship Night of the 11th Annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway, as well as the series season finale, on Saturday, September 18th. Classes scheduled to compete include the Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint League and the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV.

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Hagar, Schudy capture opening-night wins in 11th annual Hockett-McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway
WHEATLAND, MO. (Sept. 16, 2021) - Derek Hagar took over the lead on lap 11 of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series main event and drove away from the field to earn the opening-night headliner in the 11th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Hagar took home Thursday's $3,000 top prize and, just as important, picked up premium points that accumulate toward the starting lineup for Saturday night's $10,000-to-win finale.

The POWRi Wingless Auto Racing League feature went to Kory Schudy, who made a decisive late pass to earn the $2,000 win. Action resumes at Lucas Oil Speedway on Friday night, again for full programs in both the ASCS and WAR divisions.

A total of 129 cars checked into the pits for night one of the Hockett/McMillin Memorial, including 69 ASCS Sprints and 61 POWRi WAR Sprints. The action pays tribute to the legacy of Jesse Hockett, from Warsaw, Missouri, who was a star in both the winged and non-wing sprint divisions when he lost his life in a shop accident in 2010. His cousin and crew chief, Daniel McMillin, was killed in an automobile accident in 2006.

Hagar, from Marion, Arkansas, took command of the race when he passed Jeremy Campbell in lapped traffic after Campbell had led the first 10 laps of the 25-lap feature.

It was total domination from there as Hagar, who rallied from an eighth-starting position, won his fourth feature of the season. He finished 6.4 seconds in front of runner-up Scott Bogucki.

“Man, I had my doubts for a little bit,” Hagar said. “We couldn’t get our motor to run right in the heat race and qualifier. We went back to what we know and this was a special night for us.”

Hagar noted that the funeral for his close friend Jacob Wilson was held on Wednesday. Wilson's name was on the car and some of the family members were in attendance Thursday night.

As for the pass for the lead, Hagar said he was able to dive the car into the corner and get around Campbell and then kept his momentum up the rest of the way. He noted that the first night was a great step toward a possible second Hockett/McMillin final-night feature win for the team.

Bogucki’s team had to replace a faulty power steering package between the qualifier race and the feature. All things considered, Bogucki said second was fine by him.

“We got the car pretty good. The longer the race went, the better we got,” Bogucki said. “We figured some stuff out and we’ll take it, for sure.”

Howard Moore finished third with Jason Martin fourth and Campbell was fifth.

Blake Hahn began the night 55 points in front of Matt Covington in the ASCS points championship battle. Hahn rallied from 20th to finish seventh, two spots in front of Covington.

WAR triumph to Schudy: Fourth-starting Kory Schudy of Battlefield, Missouri, held off Mario Clouser by a half-second to earn the $2,000 feature prize for the POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Series.

“It took everything I had,” Schudy said after picking up his fourth WAR feature win of the season. “I could (Clouser) most of the race. I knew on that restart he was going to go for it. I just had to hit my marks in one and two.”

Schudy led all by one lap with his command peaking at 2.7 seconds over Zach Daum, on lap 14. Daum had moved into the runner-up position on lap three and remained there until Clouser began to make his move, passing Daum with 10 laps remaining in the 25-lapper.

Over the next several laps, Clouser began to cut into the lead with the margin just one second when the caution flew on lap 21. That set it up for a four-lap shootout between the top two.

Clouser, the series points leader, took over the lead from the high groove on lap 23 - but it was Schudy regaining command with one to go by using the inside line.

“We all know he’s going to be at the top,” Schudy said of Clouser. “I just had to hit my marks on the bottom. We know the car is so good down there. It has been all year.”

Schudy hung on from there for the victory with Clouser second, Daum third, Casey Shuman fourth and Riley Kreisel in fifth.

Clouser said he just didn’t quite have enough over the final two laps.

“It’s just so tricky to get off four there, I just couldn’t get enough momentum to get around him,” Clouser said of the sequence coming to the white flag.

LUCAS OIL SPEEDWAY UNOFFICIAL RESULTS (Sept. 16, 2021)
11th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial
Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Cars
A Feature - 1. 9JR-Derek Hagar[8]; 2. 28-Scott Bogucki[4]; 3. 3M-Howard Moore[11]; 4. 36-Jason Martin[3]; 5. 10C-Jeremy Campbell[2]; 6. 51B-Joe B Miller[1]; 7. 52-Blake Hahn[20]; 8. 14E-Kyle Bellm[18]; 9. 95-Matt Covington[5]; 10. 11-Roger Crockett[7]; 11. 63-JJ Hickle[19]; 12. 98P-Miles Paulus[16]; 13. 77X-Alex Hill[6]; 14. 7M-Chance Morton[12]; 15. 5D-Zach Daum[10]; 16. 24-Garet Williamson[13]; 17. 55B-Brandon Anderson[26]; 18. 11A-Austin O'Neal[25]; 19. 22-Riley Goodno[14]; 20. 84-Brandon Hanks[21]; 21. 17B-Ryan Bickett[23]; 22. 77-Jack Wagner[15]; 23. 88-Travis Reber[24]; 24. 15D-Andrew Deal[22]; 25. 9-Chase Randall[17]; 26. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[9]
B Feature 1 - 1. 9-Chase Randall[2]; 2. 52-Blake Hahn[3]; 3. 5T-Ryan Timms[7]; 4. 3-Ayrton Gennetten[4]; 5. 2C-Chase Porter[6]; 6. 10-Landon Britt[8]; 7. 9$-Kyle Clark[1]; 8. 11A-Austin O'Neal[5]; 9. 45X-Kyler Johnson[13]; 10. 8M-Kade Morton[10]; 11. 57-Billy Butler[11]; 12. 27W-Austin Wood[14]; 13. 12J-Josh Grady[9]; 14. 33Z-Alan Zoutte[17]; 15. 72-Gary Floyd[16]; 16. 7B-Ben Brown[12]; 17. 47-Dale Howard[15]; 18. 44-Jared Sewell[18]
B Feature 2 - 1. 14E-Kyle Bellm[1]; 2. 84-Brandon Hanks[4]; 3. 75-Tyler Blank[2]; 4. 21-Gunner Ramey[8]; 5. 1X-Tim Crawley[5]; 6. 28C-Jonathan Cornell[7]; 7. 13C-Chase Howard[9]; 8. 88-Travis Reber[6]; 9. 1V-Brent Crews[10]; 10. 1-Brenham Crouch[11]; 11. 15-Jase Randolph[3]; 12. 97M-Scotty Milan[14]; 13. 9H-Emilio Hoover[17]; 14. 187-Landon Crawley[12]; 15. 97-Kevin Cummings[13]; 16. 53-Jack Dover[15]; 17. 11X-Blake Jenkins[16]
B Feature 3 - 1. 63-JJ Hickle[4]; 2. 15D-Andrew Deal[1]; 3. 14-Jordon Mallett[8]; 4. 22S-Slater Helt[2]; 5. 94-Jeff Swindell[5]; 6. 86-Timothy Smith[6]; 7. 55B-Brandon Anderson[9]; 8. 0-Jake Griffin[3]; 9. 7F-Noah Harris[7]; 10. 17B-Ryan Bickett[11]; 11. 26-Marshall Skinner[10]; 12. 4-Evan Martin[16]; 13. 2-Jason Billups[15]; 14. 95X-Asa Swindell[13]; 15. 90-Lance Norick[17]; 16. 44R-Ronny Howard[12]; 17. 73-Samuel Wagner[14]
Heat 1 - 1. 9-Chase Randall[2]; 2. 51B-Joe B Miller[8]; 3. 13C-Chase Howard[3]; 4. 86-Timothy Smith[5]; 5. 94-Jeff Swindell[9]; 6. 0-Jake Griffin[10]; 7. 95X-Asa Swindell[7]; 8. 97M-Scotty Milan[4]; 9. 3-Ayrton Gennetten[6]; 10. 44-Jared Sewell[1]
Heat 2 - 1. 95-Matt Covington[2]; 2. 1X-Tim Crawley[5]; 3. 14E-Kyle Bellm[7]; 4. 12J-Josh Grady[3]; 5. 9JR-Derek Hagar[10]; 6. 15-Jase Randolph[9]; 7. 187-Landon Crawley[1]; 8. 44R-Ronny Howard[6]; 9. 11X-Blake Jenkins[4]; 10. 4-Evan Martin[8]
Heat 3 - 1. 77X-Alex Hill[2]; 2. 10C-Jeremy Campbell[4]; 3. 63-JJ Hickle[5]; 4. 84-Brandon Hanks[10]; 5. 9$-Kyle Clark[1]; 6. 14-Jordon Mallett[7]; 7. 27W-Austin Wood[6]; 8. 21-Gunner Ramey[8]; 9. 10-Landon Britt[9]; 10. 90-Lance Norick[3]
Heat 4 - 1. 11-Roger Crockett[2]; 2. 77-Jack Wagner[1]; 3. 1V-Brent Crews[5]; 4. 15D-Andrew Deal[8]; 5. 52-Blake Hahn[10]; 6. 7F-Noah Harris[3]; 7. 11A-Austin O'Neal[9]; 8. 73-Samuel Wagner[6]; 9. 1-Brenham Crouch[7]; 10. 9H-Emilio Hoover[4]
Heat 5 - 1. 36-Jason Martin[4]; 2. 55B-Brandon Anderson[1]; 3. 28-Scott Bogucki[6]; 4. 24-Garet Williamson[3]; 5. 57-Billy Butler[2]; 6. 28C-Jonathan Cornell[8]; 7. 88-Travis Reber[9]; 8. 17B-Ryan Bickett[7]; 9. 2-Jason Billups[5]; 10. 72-Gary Floyd[10]
Heat 6 - 1. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[4]; 2. 5T-Ryan Timms[6]; 3. 22S-Slater Helt[2]; 4. 75-Tyler Blank[8]; 5. 7M-Chance Morton[9]; 6. 8M-Kade Morton[3]; 7. 26-Marshall Skinner[7]; 8. 45X-Kyler Johnson[5]; 9. 33Z-Alan Zoutte[1]
Heat 7 - 1. 2C-Chase Porter[2]; 2. 5D-Zach Daum[1]; 3. 22-Riley Goodno[3]; 4. 3M-Howard Moore[6]; 5. 7B-Ben Brown[4]; 6. 98P-Miles Paulus[8]; 7. 97-Kevin Cummings[5]; 8. 47-Dale Howard[7]; 9. 53-Jack Dover[9]
Qualifier 1 - 1. 3M-Howard Moore[1]; 2. 11-Roger Crockett[4]; 3. 51B-Joe B Miller[6]; 4. 98P-Miles Paulus[8]; 5. 75-Tyler Blank[3]; 6. 94-Jeff Swindell[2]; 7. 86-Timothy Smith[7]; 8. 1X-Tim Crawley[5]; 9. 26-Marshall Skinner[10]; 10. 57-Billy Butler[9]; 11. 97M-Scotty Milan[11]; 12. (DNS) 47-Dale Howard
Qualifier 2 - 1. 9JR-Derek Hagar[3]; 2. 7M-Chance Morton[2]; 3. 36-Jason Martin[6]; 4. 9$-Kyle Clark[9]; 5. 15-Jase Randolph[7]; 6. 14E-Kyle Bellm[5]; 7. 10-Landon Britt[12]; 8. 2C-Chase Porter[4]; 9. 13C-Chase Howard[1]; 10. 187-Landon Crawley[11]; 11. 7B-Ben Brown[8]; 12. 27W-Austin Wood[10]
Qualifier 3 - 1. 10C-Jeremy Campbell[4]; 2. 22-Riley Goodno[1]; 3. 77-Jack Wagner[2]; 4. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[6]; 5. 52-Blake Hahn[3]; 6. 9-Chase Randall[5]; 7. 7F-Noah Harris[9]; 8. 14-Jordon Mallett[8]; 9. 12J-Josh Grady[7]; 10. 44R-Ronny Howard[11]; 11. 97-Kevin Cummings[10]; 12. (DNS) 53-Jack Dover
Qualifier 4 - 1. 28-Scott Bogucki[4]; 2. 95-Matt Covington[5]; 3. 24-Garet Williamson[7]; 4. 0-Jake Griffin[1]; 5. 11A-Austin O'Neal[8]; 6. 63-JJ Hickle[3]; 7. 21-Gunner Ramey[10]; 8. 8M-Kade Morton[9]; 9. 1-Brenham Crouch[12]; 10. 55B-Brandon Anderson[2]; 11. 5T-Ryan Timms[6]; 12. 73-Samuel Wagner[11]
Qualifier 5 - 1. 5D-Zach Daum[2]; 2. 77X-Alex Hill[5]; 3. 22S-Slater Helt[1]; 4. 3-Ayrton Gennetten[12]; 5. 15D-Andrew Deal[4]; 6. 88-Travis Reber[8]; 7. 28C-Jonathan Cornell[7]; 8. 84-Brandon Hanks[6]; 9. 17B-Ryan Bickett[10]; 10. 45X-Kyler Johnson[11]; 11. 1V-Brent Crews[3]; 12. 95X-Asa Swindell[9]

POWRi WAR Sprints
A Feature - 1. 28-Kory Schudy[4]; 2. 6-Mario Clouser[1]; 3. 5D-Zach Daum[7]; 4. 24X-Casey Shuman[6]; 5. 91-Riley Kreisel[5]; 6. 74-Xavier Doney[2]; 7. 11W-Wyatt Burks[11]; 8. 9-Cody Baker[17]; 9. 5C-Colten Cottle[16]; 10. 15B-Quinton Benson[18]; 11. 77-Jack Wagner[3]; 12. 5-Jesse Vermillion[10]; 13. 79X-Keith Martin[9]; 14. 44-Wesley Smith[12]; 15. 16-Anthony Nicholson[23]; 16. 51B-Joe B Miller[8]; 17. 20G-Noah Gass[21]; 18. 24LCR-Chris Morgan[14]; 19. 1#-Justin Zimmerman[15]; 20. 36T-Trey Robb[20]; 21. 93-Taylor Walton[19]; 22. 36-Tyler Edwards[22]; 23. 17K-Braden Knipmeyer[13]
B Feature 1 - 1. 1#-Justin Zimmerman[1]; 2. 93-Taylor Walton[4]; 3. 11-Justin Melton[8]; 4. 27-Steve Thomas[2]; 5. 21X-Michelle Parson[6]; 6. 13-Chase Howard[3]; 7. 41-Brad Wyatt[7]; 8. 2-Kyle Lewis[5]; 9. 26-Zach Clark[12]; 10. 52-JD Fry[9]; 11. 21-Caleb Stelzig[11]; 12. 33L-Mark Lane[10]
B Feature 2 - 1. 5C-Colten Cottle[3]; 2. 36T-Trey Robb[1]; 3. 11X-Tom Curran[4]; 4. 89-Todd McVay[2]; 5. 57-Chase Parson[9]; 6. 51-Mitchell Moore[10]; 7. 7R-JD Black[5]; 8. 29T-Ryan Timmons[7]; 9. 27M-Evan Mosley[6]; 10. 55L-Casey Lewallen[8]; 11. (DNS) 73-Samuel Wagner; 12. (DNS) 77K-Katlynn Leer
B Feature 3 - 1. 9-Cody Baker[2]; 2. 20G-Noah Gass[7]; 3. 44H-Jason Howell[4]; 4. 16-Anthony Nicholson[1]; 5. 20-Shon Deskins[3]; 6. 1-Paul White[6]; 7. 79-Tim Kent[5]; 8. 90-Warren Johnson[12]; 9. 82-Vinny Ward[9]; 10. 69-Zach Sanders[8]; 11. 7JR-Robert Black[11]; 12. 09-Robby McQuinn[10]
B Feature 4 - 1. 15B-Quinton Benson[4]; 2. 36-Tyler Edwards[3]; 3. 24-Landon Simon[7]; 4. 37-Brian Beebe[1]; 5. 77X-Colt Treharn[2]; 6. 2H-Luke Howard[8]; 7. 7S-Wade Seiler[5]; 8. 66M-Max Grogan[9]; 9. 45-Jesse Bebee[10]; 10. 45X-Adam Wilfong[6]; 11. 73V-Blake Vermillion[11]
Heat 1 - 1. 44-Wesley Smith[1]; 2. 5D-Zach Daum[5]; 3. 36-Tyler Edwards[2]; 4. 5-Jesse Vermillion[9]; 5. 9-Cody Baker[8]; 6. 20G-Noah Gass[6]; 7. 57-Chase Parson[3]; 8. 51-Mitchell Moore[7]; 9. 26-Zach Clark[4]
Heat 2 - 1. 6-Mario Clouser[7]; 2. 51B-Joe B Miller[5]; 3. 5C-Colten Cottle[3]; 4. 79-Tim Kent[4]; 5. 77X-Colt Treharn[8]; 6. 2-Kyle Lewis[9]; 7. 33L-Mark Lane[2]; 8. 73-Samuel Wagner[1]; 9. 73V-Blake Vermillion[6]
Heat 3 - 1. 91-Riley Kreisel[4]; 2. 79X-Keith Martin[5]; 3. 44H-Jason Howell[1]; 4. 16-Anthony Nicholson[6]; 5. 41-Brad Wyatt[2]; 6. 7R-JD Black[9]; 7. 11-Justin Melton[8]; 8. 09-Robby McQuinn[7]; 9. 77K-Katlynn Leer[3]
Heat 4 - 1. 74-Xavier Doney[7]; 2. 28-Kory Schudy[8]; 3. 20-Shon Deskins[3]; 4. 11X-Tom Curran[5]; 5. 21X-Michelle Parson[4]; 6. 24-Landon Simon[6]; 7. 1-Paul White[9]; 8. 7JR-Robert Black[1]; 9. 90-Warren Johnson[2]
Heat 5 - 1. 24X-Casey Shuman[3]; 2. 11W-Wyatt Burks[4]; 3. 15B-Quinton Benson[1]; 4. 37-Brian Beebe[6]; 5. 7S-Wade Seiler[5]; 6. 69-Zach Sanders[2]; 7. 45X-Adam Wilfong[9]; 8. 82-Vinny Ward[8]; 9. 21-Caleb Stelzig[7]
Heat 6 - 1. 17K-Braden Knipmeyer[1]; 2. 24LCR-Chris Morgan[3]; 3. 93-Taylor Walton[2]; 4. 27-Steve Thomas[6]; 5. 13-Chase Howard[8]; 6. 27M-Evan Mosley[7]; 7. 52-JD Fry[5]; 8. 66M-Max Grogan[4]
Heat 7 - 1. 77-Jack Wagner[7]; 2. 1#-Justin Zimmerman[3]; 3. 36T-Trey Robb[5]; 4. 89-Todd McVay[6]; 5. 29T-Ryan Timmons[2]; 6. 2H-Luke Howard[1]; 7. 55L-Casey Lewallen[8]; 8. 45-Jesse Bebee[4]

Action continues on Friday with another round of heat races, qualifiers, B-Mains and A-Mains. Drivers accumulate points each time they are on the track with those totals helping set the lineup for Saturday night's features.

Schedule and Ticket Prices
Friday
Pits open: All day
Grandstands open: 4 p.m.
Hot laps: 6 p.m.
Racing: 7:05 p.m.

Adults (16 and up) - $20
Seniors (62 and up)/Military - $17
Youth (6 to 15) - $5
Kids (5 and under) - FREE
Family pass (2 adults, up to 3 kids or youth) - $45
Pit Pass - $35

Saturday
Pits open: All day
Grandstands open: 3 p.m.
Hot laps: 5:30 p.m.
Racing: 6:35 p.m.

Adults (16 and up) $30
Seniors (62 and up)/Military $27
Youth (6 to 15) $10
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family pass (2 adults, up to 3 kids or youth) - $70
Pit Pass $40

For ticket information for any event during the 2021 Lucas Oil Speedway season, contact admissions director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at Nichole@lucasoilspeedway.com. Fans also can use the online ticketing system.

 

 

Schudy Snags Night One Hockett/McMillin Memorial Win with POWRi WAR

Belleville, IL. (9/16/21) Packing the pristine pits of Lucas Oil Speedway for Night One of the 11th Annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial, a stout field of sixty-one Lucas Oil POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League drivers would invade Wheatland Missouri with goals of racing-glory at the forefront. Finding speed from the start of the night until the final checkers waved, Kory Schudy would stand victorious and claim his fourth win of the 2021 POWRi WAR season.

Early heat racing action would see Wesley Smith, Mario Clouser, Riley Kreisel, Xavier Doney, Casey Shuman, Braden Knipmeyer, and Jack Wagner all claim heat racing victories, with Mario Clouser earning High-Point qualifier accolades and a feature pole-starting position. Justin Zimmerman, Colten Cottle, Cody Baker, and Quinton Benson would each win their respective B-Feature.

Green-flag feature racing would find Mario Clouser and Xavier Doney leading the pack of twenty-three eager Lucas Oil POWRi WAR competitors to the initial green flag start with Kory Schudy shooting to the lead from an outside row-two starting position.

Holding steady upfront, Schudy would not be denied as he would hold off every hard charging effort to the front and lead the duration of the twenty-five-lap feature event. With outstanding action ensuing behind the leading Schudy, Mario Clouser would edge out the late-racing surge of Zach Daum to finish runner-up with Daum finishing third.

Challenging for the front every-lap, Casey Shuman would finish an impressive fourth with Riley Kreisel rounding out the top-five finishers for POWRi WAR at Lucas Oil Speedway’s Night One of the 11th Annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial.

“I knew Mario was going to the top-side and I had to hold my line on the bottom, I thought I could get him on the restart, but you never know” said a victorious Kory Schudy when asked about the late-race restart. Adding, “I can’t thank my team enough, this one means a ton and should set us up pretty good for Saturday.”

Hoosier Racing Tire Top Hot Lap Time: 28 – Kory Schudy (14.992) Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat 1 Winner: 44 – Wesley Smith MVT Services Heat 2 Winner: 6 – Mario Clouser AutoMeter Heat Race 3 Winner: 91 – Riley Kreisel Rod End Supply Heat Race 4 Winner: 74 – Xavier Doney Schoenfeld Headers Heat Race 5 Winner: 24X – Casey Shuman AFCO Racing Heat Race 6 Winner: 17K – Braden Knipmeyer Diversified Machine Heat Race 7 Winner: 77 – Jack Wagner Max Papis Innovations High Point Qualifier: 6 – Mario Clouser Super Clean Semi-Feature 1 Winner: #1 – Justin Zimmerman Super Clean Semi-Feature 2 Winner: 5C – Colten Cottle Super Clean Semi-Feature 3 Winner: 9 – Cody Baker Super Clean Semi-Feature 4 Winner: 15B – Quinton Benson TRD Hard Charger: 9 – Cody Baker (+9) Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 28 – Kory Schudy

Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Feature Results at Lucas Oil Speedway on September 16th, 2021: 1. 28-Kory Schudy[4]; 2. 6-Mario Clouser[1]; 3. 5D-Zach Daum[7]; 4. 24X-Casey Shuman[6]; 5. 91-Riley Kreisel[5]; 6. 74-Xavier Doney[2]; 7. 11W-Wyatt Burks[11]; 8. 9-Cody Baker[17]; 9. 5C-Colten Cottle[16]; 10. 15B-Quinton Benson[18]; 11. 77-Jack Wagner[3]; 12. 5-Jesse Vermillion[10]; 13. 79X-Keith Martin[9]; 14. 44-Wesley Smith[12]; 15. 16-Anthony Nicholson[23]; 16. 51B-Joe B Miller[8]; 17. 20G-Noah Gass[21]; 18. 24LCR-Chris Morgan[14]; 19. 1#-Justin Zimmerman[15]; 20. 36T-Trey Robb[20]; 21. 93-Taylor Walton[19]; 22. 36-Tyler Edwards[22]; 23. 17K-Braden Knipmeyer[13].

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Race 1: 1. 44-Wesley Smith[1]; 2. 5D-Zach Daum[5]; 3. 36-Tyler Edwards[2]; 4. 5-Jesse Vermillion[9]; 5. 9-Cody Baker[8]; 6. 20G-Noah Gass[6]; 7. 57-Chase Parson[3]; 8. 51-Mitchell Moore[7]; 9. 26-Zach Clark[4].

MVT Services Heat Race 2: 1. 6-Mario Clouser[7]; 2. 51B-Joe B Miller[5]; 3. 5C-Colten Cottle[3]; 4. 79-Tim Kent[4]; 5. 77X-Colt Treharn[8]; 6. 2-Kyle Lewis[9]; 7. 33L-Mark Lane[2]; 8. 73-Samuel Wagner[1]; 9. 73V-Blake Vermillion[6].

AutoMeter Heat Race 3: 1. 91-Riley Kreisel[4]; 2. 79X-Keith Martin[5]; 3. 44H-Jason Howell[1]; 4. 16-Anthony Nicholson[6]; 5. 41-Brad Wyatt[2]; 6. 7R-JD Black[9]; 7. 11-Justin Melton[8]; 8. 09-Robby McQuinn[7]; 9. 77K-Katlynn Leer[3]

Rod End Supply Heat Race 4: 1. 74-Xavier Doney[7]; 2. 28-Kory Schudy[8]; 3. 20-Shon Deskins[3]; 4. 11X-Tom Curran[5]; 5. 21X-Michelle Parson[4]; 6. 24-Landon Simon[6]; 7. 1-Paul White[9]; 8. 7JR-Robert Black[1]; 9. 90-Warren Johnson[2].

Schoenfeld Headers Heat Race 5: 1. 24X-Casey Shuman[3]; 2. 11W-Wyatt Burks[4]; 3. 15B-Quinton Benson[1]; 4. 37-Brian Beebe[6]; 5. 7S-Wade Seiler[5]; 6. 69-Zach Sanders[2]; 7. 45X-Adam Wilfong[9]; 8. 82-Vinny Ward[8]; 9. 21-Caleb Stelzig[7].

AFCO Racing Heat Race 6: 1. 17K-Braden Knipmeyer[1]; 2. 24LCR-Chris Morgan[3]; 3. 93-Taylor Walton[2]; 4. 27-Steve Thomas[6]; 5. 13-Chase Howard[8]; 6. 27M-Evan Mosley[7]; 7. 52-JD Fry[5]; 8. 66M-Max Grogan[4].

Diversified Machine Heat Race 7: 1. 77-Jack Wagner[7]; 2. 1#-Justin Zimmerman[3]; 3. 36T-Trey Robb[5]; 4. 89-Todd McVay[6]; 5. 29T-Ryan Timmons[2]; 6. 2H-Luke Howard[1]; 7. 55L-Casey Lewallen[8]; 8. 45-Jesse Bebee[4].

Super Clean B-Feature 1: 1. 1#-Justin Zimmerman[1]; 2. 93-Taylor Walton[4]; 3. 11-Justin Melton[8]; 4. 27-Steve Thomas[2]; 5. 21X-Michelle Parson[6]; 6. 13-Chase Howard[3]; 7. 41-Brad Wyatt[7]; 8. 2-Kyle Lewis[5]; 9. 26-Zach Clark[12]; 10. 52-JD Fry[9]; 11. 21-Caleb Stelzig[11]; 12. 33L-Mark Lane[10].

Super Clean B-Feature 2: 1. 5C-Colten Cottle[3]; 2. 36T-Trey Robb[1]; 3. 11X-Tom Curran[4]; 4. 89-Todd McVay[2]; 5. 57-Chase Parson[9]; 6. 51-Mitchell Moore[10]; 7. 7R-JD Black[5]; 8. 29T-Ryan Timmons[7]; 9. 27M-Evan Mosley[6]; 10. 55L-Casey Lewallen[8]; 11. (DNS) 73-Samuel Wagner; 12. (DNS) 77K-Katlynn Leer.

Super Clean B-Feature 3: 1. 9-Cody Baker[2]; 2. 20G-Noah Gass[7]; 3. 44H-Jason Howell[4]; 4. 16-Anthony Nicholson[1]; 5. 20-Shon Deskins[3]; 6. 1-Paul White[6]; 7. 79-Tim Kent[5]; 8. 90-Warren Johnson[12]; 9. 82-Vinny Ward[9]; 10. 69-Zach Sanders[8]; 11. 7JR-Robert Black[11]; 12. 09-Robby McQuinn[10].

Super Clean B-Feature 4: 1. 15B-Quinton Benson[4]; 2. 36-Tyler Edwards[3]; 3. 24-Landon Simon[7]; 4. 37-Brian Beebe[1]; 5. 77X-Colt Treharn[2]; 6. 2H-Luke Howard[8]; 7. 7S-Wade Seiler[5]; 8. 66M-Max Grogan[9]; 9. 45-Jesse Bebee[10]; 10. 45X-Adam Wilfong[6]; 11. 73V-Blake Vermillion[11].

Up next for the Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint League will be Night Two of the 11th Annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway on Friday, September 17th, before wrapping up the event, as well as season, on Saturday, September 18th. Classes scheduled to compete include the Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint League and the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV.

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POIRIER DOMINATES KOT AT MERRITTVILLE
 

By Tommy Goudge

THOROLD, Ont. (September 11, 2021) – Jordan Poirier took his second Pinty’s Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car series win in as many days with a dominating victory at Merrittville Speedway on Saturday night.

Poirier and Jim Huppunen made up the front row for the 25 lap A-Main, but Huppunen spun in the first corner and collected row two starter Mack DeMan to bring out a yellow flag. Both drivers charged forward after starting at the back for the complete restart, while Poirier quickly opened a big lead. Several drivers made big moves through the field, but Poirier set a torrid pace and sliced through traffic to take the win by more then ten seconds.

The win rewarded Poirier with his sixth Knights of Thunder sword of the season, while Liam Martin charged from row six to finish second. Mikey Kruchka gained three spots to take the final podium spot and his second top five of the weekend, followed by Glenn Styres, and row five starter Josh Hansen. Huppunen salvaged a sixth place finish, followed by Jamie Turner, row seven starter Ryan Turner, DJ Christie, and DeMan. Heat race wins went to Kruchka, Poirier, and Huppunen.

Poirier now holds a 63 point advantage in the Pinty’s Knights of Thunder championship standings with three races remaining in the 2021 season. Ryan Turner now holds the second position by just one point over Jim Huppunen, while Josh Hansen and Travis Cunningham hold the fourth and fifth positions respectively.

The Pinty’s Knights of Thunder series will next be in action on Friday, September 17 at Merrittville Speedway. Visit www.knightsofthunder.com for more information.

Pinty’s Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car Series
Race Report – Saturday, September 11, 2021
Merrittville Speedway
Thorold, Ontario, Canada

Roster
0 Glenn Styres – Ohsweken, Ontario
01K Mikey Kruchka – Hamilton, Ontario
1 Holly Porter – Dorchester, Ontario
5 DJ Christie – Beachville, Ontario
9 Liam Martin – Binbrook, Ontario
9B Scott Burk – Charing Cross, Ontario
11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre, Ontario
13 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre, Ontario
14H Jim Huppunen – Fenwick, Ontario
15 Dan Nanticoke – Ohsweken, Ontario
17X Mack DeMan – Mississauga, Ontario
28 Jordan Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec
46 Kevin Pauls – St. Catharines, Ontario
70 Baily Heard – Niagara Falls, Ontario
71S Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne, Ontario
84 Tyler Rand – Picton, Ontario
87X Shone Evans – Scotland, Ontario
88H Josh Hansen – Beamsville, Ontario
90 Travis Cunningham – Grimsby, Ontario
91 Ryan Turner – Dunnville, Ontario

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – 1:56.733
1. 01K-Mikey Kruchka[3]; 2. 17X-Mack DeMan[1]; 3. 1-Holly Porter[4]; 4. 9-Liam Martin[2]; 5. 91-Ryan Turner[5]; 6. 13-Cory Turner[6]; 7. 90-Travis Cunningham[7]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – 1:59.069
1. 28-Jordan Poirier[5]; 2. 11-Jamie Turner[1]; 3. 88H-Josh Hansen[3]; 4. 84-Tyler Rand[4]; 5. 46-Kevin Pauls[2]; 6. 87X-Shone Evans[7]; 7. 9B-Scott Burk[6]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps – 1:58.925
1. 14H-Jim Huppunen[4]; 2. 0-Glenn Styres[6]; 3. 5-DJ Christie[5]; 4. 70-Baily Heard[3]; 5. 15-Dan Nanticoke[1]; 6. 71S-Shawn Sliter[2]

A-Main [Started] 25 laps – NT
1. 28-Jordan Poirier[1]; 2. 9-Liam Martin[12]; 3. 01K-Mikey Kruchka[6]; 4. 0-Glenn Styres[3]; 5. 88H-Josh Hansen[9]; 6. 14H-Jim Huppunen[2]; 7. 11-Jamie Turner[8]; 8. 91-Ryan Turner[13]; 9. 5-DJ Christie[7]; 10. 17X-Mack DeMan[4]; 11. 13-Cory Turner[17]; 12. 87X-Shone Evans[14]; 13. 90-Travis Cunningham[19]; 14. 1-Holly Porter[5]; 15. 84-Tyler Rand[10]; 16. 71S-Shawn Sliter[18]; 17. 70-Baily Heard[11]; 18. 15-Dan Nanticoke[16]; 19. 9B-Scott Burk[20]; 20. 46-Kevin Pauls[15]
A-Main Lap Leaders – Jordan Poirier 1-25
Margin of Victory – 10.268 seconds
Hard Charger – Liam Martin +10

Up Next:
Friday, September 17, 2021 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ontario

 

 

DYKSTRA EXTENDS WIN STREAK WITH HUMBERSTONE AST TRIUMPH
By Tommy Goudge

PORT COLBORNE, Ont.  – Jacob Dykstra ran his win streak on the Pinty’s Action Sprint Tour to five after a decisive victory on Friday night at Humberstone Speedway.

Darren Dryden and Lucas Smith started the 25 lap A-Main on the front row and Dryden took the early lead while chaos reigned through much of the rest of the field. Nick Sheridan started next to Dykstra in row four, and both charged forward with Sheridan taking the lead from Dryden just before a yellow flag negated the pass. Sheridan’s misfortune worked to Dykstra’s advantage, and Dykstra took the lead from Dryden on lap nine.

Dykstra kept pushing after taking the lead and had several close calls in traffic, but ultimately locked down the win while Lucas Smith took the runner-up spot. Sheridan settled for third, followed by Allan Downey and Dryden. Row six starter Brett Stratford and row ten starter Luke Stewart finished sixth and seventh, followed by Eric Gledhill and Dale Curran. Steven Beckett rounded out the top ten after starting last in the B-Main and gaining a total of 16 positions. Austin Roes, Lucas Smith, and Darren Dryden claimed heat race wins, while Luke Stewart won the B-Main.

The Action Sprint Tour will next be in competition on Saturday, September 11 at Southern Ontario Motor Speedway. Visit www.actionsprinttour.com for more information.

Pinty’s Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Car Series
Race Report – Friday, September 10, 2021
Humberstone Speedway
Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada

Roster
08 Steven Beckett – Fonthill, Ontario
3S Austin Roes – Mossley, Ontario
5D Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, Ontario
7 Eric Gledhill – Thamesford, Ontario
MK8 Matt Hill – Ohsweken, Ontario
9 Luke Stewart – Sydenham, Ontario
12DD Darren Dryden – Freelton, Ontario
14 Larry Gledhill – Thamesford, Ontario
19D Allan Downey – Waterloo, Ontario
20 Johnny Miller – Six Nations, Ontario
26 John Verney – Salmon Arm, British Columbia
26X Terry Baker – Ancaster, Ontario
31 Dale Curran – Bowmanville, Ontario
38 Derek Miller – Six Nations, Ontario
39 Shane Stickel – Kitchener, Ontario
BS39 Brett Stratford – Wainfleet, Ontario
45 Nick Sheridan – Mount Brydges, Ontario
48 Lance Erskine – Brantford, Ontario
49L Lucas Smith – Brantford, Ontario
50LS Adrian Stahle – Kitchener, Ontario
51 Trevor Young – Ancaster, Ontario
56 Dereck Lemyre – Hamilton, Ontario
74 Rob Neely – Rockwood, Ontario
77E Ashton VanEvery – Ohsweken, Ontario
77T Tyeller Powless – Ohsweken, Ontario
99 Joshua Hill – Ohsweken, Ontario

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – 1:57.443
1. 3S-Austin Roes[2]; 2. 5D-Jacob Dykstra[5]; 3. 99-Joshua Hill[1]; 4. 20-Johnny Miller[4]; 5. BS39-Brett Stratford[7]; 6. 26X-Terry Baker[6]; / 7. 9-Luke Stewart[8]; 8. 51-Trevor Young[3]; 9. 14-Larry Gledhill[9]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – 1:59.037
1. 49L-Lucas Smith[1]; 2. 7-Eric Gledhill[3]; 3. 56-Dereck Lemyre[6]; 4. 38-Derek Miller[7]; 5. 77E-Ashton VanEvery[2]; 6. 39-Shane Stickel[9]; / 7. MK8-Matt Hill[8]; 8. 77T-Tyeller Powless[5]; 9. (DNF) 08-Steven Beckett[4]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps – NT
1. 12DD-Darren Dryden[2]; 2. 45-Nick Sheridan[5]; 3. 19D-Allan Downey[6]; 4. 31-Dale Curran[8]; 5. 74-Rob Neely[3]; 6. 50LS-Adrian Stahle[7]; / 7. 26-John Verney[1]; 8. 48-Lance Erskine[4]

B-Main [Started] 12 laps – 3:07.777
1. 9-Luke Stewart[1]; 2. MK8-Matt Hill[2]; 3. 26-John Verney[3]; 4. 48-Lance Erskine[5]; 5. 08-Steven Beckett[8]; 6. 14-Larry Gledhill[6]; / 7. 77T-Tyeller Powless[4]; 8. 51-Trevor Young[7]

A-Main [Started] 25 laps – NT
1. 5D-Jacob Dykstra[8]; 2. 49L-Lucas Smith[2]; 3. 45-Nick Sheridan[7]; 4. 19D-Allan Downey[5]; 5. 12DD-Darren Dryden[1]; 6. BS39-Brett Stratford[12]; 7. 9-Luke Stewart[19]; 8. 7-Eric Gledhill[9]; 9. 31-Dale Curran[3]; 10. 08-Steven Beckett[23]; 11. 3S-Austin Roes[6]; 12. 56-Dereck Lemyre[4]; 13. 99-Joshua Hill[11]; 14. 26X-Terry Baker[18]; 15. 48-Lance Erskine[22]; 16. 74-Rob Neely[16]; 17. MK8-Matt Hill[20]; 18. 38-Derek Miller[10]; 19. 20-Johnny Miller[14]; 20. 14-Larry Gledhill[24]; 21. 26-John Verney[21]; 22. 77E-Ashton VanEvery[17]; 23. (DNF) 39-Shane Stickel[13]; 24. (DNF) 50LS-Adrian Stahle[15]
A-Main Lap Leaders – Darren Dryden 1-9; Jacob Dykstra 10-25
Margin of Victory – 5.032 seconds
Hard Charger – Steven Beckett +13

 

 

DRYDEN TAKES FIRST SPRINT CAR WIN
WITH AST VICTORY AT SOMS

 

By Tommy Goudge

MERLIN, Ont. – Darren Dryden won his first Pinty’s Action Sprint Tour A-Main and took the first dirt track victory of his career on Saturday night at Southern Ontario Motor Speedway.

Dryden and Curtis Gartly made up the front row for the first AST A-Main at SOMS since 2019, and first on the new high-banked oval layout. A rough, challenging track surface greeted the drivers and led to some breathtaking moments. Dryden ultimately led all 25 laps, while a pair of heavy crashes took out contenders Nick Sheridan and Jacob Dykstra. Both drivers were uninjured, but suffered rare DNF’s.

Dryden became the third different winner on the AST trail this season, while Lucas Smith moved up from row four to finish second. Eric Gledhill continued his breakout season by taking the third spot from row six, while Allan Downey finished fourth for a second consecutive night, and Derek Miller rounded out the top five. Gartly persevered to finish sixth, followed by Rob Neely, Dale Curran, and Dereck Lemyre. Steven Beckett rounded out the top ten after starting 20th, and took hard charger honours for a second straight night. Heat race wins were claimed by Dykstra, Sheridan, and Lucas Smith.

Brett Stratford’s car suffered extensive damage after a vicious flip in his heat race. Fortunately Stratford emerged relatively unscathed, but the same could not be said for his BS39 machine.

Dykstra’s lead in the Pinty’s Action Sprint Tour championship standings took a hit due to his crash and subsequent 22nd place finish, but he is still ahead of Allan Downey by 47 points with five races left on the 2021 schedule. Nick Sheridan, Eric Gledhill, and Lucas Smith make up the remainder of the current top five.

The Action Sprint Tour will next be in competition on Friday, September 17 at Merrittville Speedway. Visit www.actionsprinttour.com for more information.

Pinty’s Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Car Series
Race Report – Saturday, September 11, 2021
Southern Ontario Motor Speedway
Merlin, Ontario, Canada

Roster
08 Steven Beckett – Fonthill, Ontario
2M Steve Murdock – Georgetown, Ontario
5D Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, Ontario
7 Eric Gledhill – Thamesford, Ontario
12DD Darren Dryden – Freelton, Ontario
14 Larry Gledhill – Thamesford, Ontario
19D Allan Downey – Waterloo, Ontario
20 Johnny Miller – Six Nations, Ontario
26 John Verney – Salmon Arm, British Columbia
26X Terry Baker – Ancaster, Ontario
31 Dale Curran – Bowmanville, Ontario
38 Derek Miller – Six Nations, Ontario
BS39 Brett Stratford – Wainfleet, Ontario
45 Nick Sheridan – Mount Brydges, Ontario
45L Curtis Gartly – Thamesford, Ontario
48 Lance Erskine – Brantford, Ontario
48M Andrew Marshall – Dorchester, Ontario
49C Cody Smith – Delhi, Ontario
49L Lucas Smith – Brantford, Ontario
56 Dereck Lemyre – Hamilton, Ontario
70MM Dave McKnight – Brampton, Ontario
74 Rob Neely – Rockwood, Ontario
77E Ashton VanEvery – Ohsweken, Ontario
77T Tyeller Powless – Ohsweken, Ontario
94 Ryan Fraser – Rockwood, Ontario

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps
1. 5D-Jacob Dykstra[1]; 2. 19D-Allan Downey[3]; 3. 56-Dereck Lemyre[5]; 4. 45L-Curtis Gartly[9]; 5. 14-Larry Gledhill[2]; 6. 49C-Cody Smith[4]; 7. 77T-Tyeller Powless[8]; 8. 77E-Ashton VanEvery[7]; 9. 20-Johnny Miller[6]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps
1. 45-Nick Sheridan[3]; 2. 74-Rob Neely[2]; 3. 12DD-Darren Dryden[7]; 4. 31-Dale Curran[1]; 5. 2M-Steve Murdock[5]; 6. 26-John Verney[6]; 7. BS39-Brett Stratford[8]; 8. (DNS) 94-Ryan Fraser

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps
1. 49L-Lucas Smith[8]; 2. 48-Lance Erskine[4]; 3. 38-Derek Miller[6]; 4. 26X-Terry Baker[3]; 5. 7-Eric Gledhill[7]; 6. 08-Steven Beckett[2]; 7. 70MM-Dave McKnight Jr[1]; 8. (DNS) 48M-Andrew Marshall

A-Main [Started] 25 laps
1. 12DD-Darren Dryden[1]; 2. 49L-Lucas Smith[7]; 3. 7-Eric Gledhill[11]; 4. 19D-Allan Downey[5]; 5. 38-Derek Miller[3]; 6. 45L-Curtis Gartly[2]; 7. 74-Rob Neely[10]; 8. 31-Dale Curran[13]; 9. 56-Dereck Lemyre[9]; 10. 08-Steven Beckett[20]; 11. 48-Lance Erskine[4]; 12. 26X-Terry Baker[12]; 13. 2M-Steve Murdock[14]; 14. 70MM-Dave McKnight Jr[22]; 15. 77T-Tyeller Powless[17]; 16. 20-Johnny Miller[23]; 17. 14-Larry Gledhill[15]; 18. 49C-Cody Smith[19]; 19. 77E-Ashton VanEvery[21]; 20. 48M-Andrew Marshall[25]; 21. 26-John Verney[16]; 22. 5D-Jacob Dykstra[8]; 23. 45-Nick Sheridan[6]; 24. (DNS) BS39-Brett Stratford; 25. (DNS) 94-Ryan Fraser
A-Main Lap Leaders – Darren Dryden 1-25
Hard Charger – Steven Beckett +10

Up Next:
Friday, September 17, 2021 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ontario
ACTION SPRINT TOUR MEDIA
Website: www.actionsprinttour.com
Facebook: ActionSprintTour
Twitter: @ActionSprints
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About the Action Sprint Tour fueled by Pinty’s: Founded in 2018, the Action Sprint Tour is a traveling Winged Crate Sprint Car Series based in Ontario, Canada. Action Sprint Tour cars are powered by GM 602 crate engines modified specifically to fit a Sprint Car chassis. The championship winner will be rewarded with $5,000 and a Pinty’s VIP package for the 2022 Bristol Dirt Race, while 10th place in the championship standings will pay $1,000. The 2021 Action Sprint Tour is made possible with the support of Pinty’s Delicious Foods. Visit www.actionsprinttour.com for more information.

 

 

Cruz Kepner Earn First Career Victory at Clinton County

MILL HALL, PA – Cruz Kepner of Kramer topped a field of 30 RaceSaver Sprint cars to earn his first career victory on Friday night. “We came here tonight to prepare for the upcoming Nittany 40 in a few weeks,” said an excited Kepner in victory lane. “It’s great to go home tonight as the winner over a solid field of sprint cars.” Other winners of the night sponsored by Murray Ford of Lock Haven included AJ Stroup in the Pro Stocks, Ross Perchak in the 270s, Timmy Bittner of Beech Creek in the 600s, and Blake Snyder of Hughesville in the Four Cylinders

Larry McVay of Bordentown, NJ and Josh Beamer of Picture Rocks led the full field of 24 sprint cars to the green flag. Beamer raced side by side with McVay into the first turn, as the duo exited turn one Beamer had a slight advantage. Fourth place starter, Dylan Proctor of Lock Haven was running a close third and took over the second position by the completion of lap number two with Austin Greenland in third, McVay in fourth and Kepner, who started eighth running in the top five.

The first caution of the night waved on lap number eight, when Dakota Schweikart slowed coming out of turn number four. Following the restart, Beamer held off the challenges of Proctor as Greenland and Kepner battled for third and fourth. On lap number fourteen, the leaders began to work their way through lapped traffic. Beamer was able to navigate the traffic, but also knew that Proctor, Kepner, Greenland and McVay were closing in.

On lap number sixteen, Kepner made the pass for the runner up position. For the next few laps, the leaders raced through lapped traffic with Kepner keeping pace with Beamer. As they entered the turn in lapped traffic, Beamer committed to the low side, while Kepner held the top line. As the leaders came to the line to complete lap number eighteen, Kepner was the new race leader. On the next circuit, the caution waved for Dominic Melair who stopped on the back stretch. The restart had Kepner leading Beamer, Proctor, Garrett Bard, and McVey. For the final six laps, Kepner maintained the lead. On lap number 21, the leaders entered lapped traffic once again. Beamer tried to use the lap traffic to his advantage, hoping for a mistake from Kepner. Kepner kept the intense pace to secure his first career win in sprint car competition. Beamer was second, Garrett Bard rallied from twelfth to finish third, Proctor was fourth, and McVay completed the top five. Sixth through tenth were Dale Schweikart, Greenland, Dustin Prettyleaf, Matt Tebbs and Scott Lutz. Heats were won by Jared Zionkowski, Bard and Reed Thompson. The Consolation event was won by Ryan Lynn.

The opening lap of the 270 Micro Sprint Summer Championship saw Mac Wert lead the first circuit. By the completion of lap number two, Jeffrey Weaver charged to the front with Sean Stolz, Hayden Walizer, Mac Wert and Ross Perchak in the top five. Perchak moved into third on lap number three and took the second spot on lap number four. For the next several laps, the top three were in contention for the win. On lap number eight, Perchak made a challenge for the lead and took the position away from Weaver on lap number nine, in the meantime Stolz was also looking to advance, but got a little bit sideways coming out of turn four. He regained control of the car but lost several positions as a result. With five laps to go, Perchak led Weaver, Denny Rinehimer, Skeetz Hockenbrock and Wert, while Stoltz rebounded back to sixth. On that same lap, the red flag came out when Rich Damore flipped his car in turn number three. Following the restart, Stoltz was able to capitalize and raced his way into the top three. As the checkered flag waved, Perchak claimed the win over Weaver, Stoltz, Rinehimer and Hockenbrock. Sixth through tenth were Wert, Shaun Musser, Logan Hammaker, Levi Brungard and Walizer. Heat races were won by Perchak and Stoltz

Robert Tressler of Lock Haven and AJ Stroup lead the field to the green flag for the Pro Stock feature event. Stroup led the first two laps before Tressler took the position away. By the completion of lap number five, Tessler led Stroup, AY Schilling, Noah Jensen and Corey Long. At the race's midway point Tressler continued to hold off the challenges by Stroup as the leaders entered lapped traffic.

Jensen took over the second position on lap number 10 and Long shuffled Tressler back to fourth by advancing into the third position as Jason Smith moved into the top five. Stroup continued to lead the final laps of the race to earn the victory over Jensen, Long, Tressler and Smith. Sixth through tenth were Gary Mellott, AY Schilling, Brandon Moser, Rooster Peters, and Kris Orwig Sr. Heats were won by Long and Stroup.

Timmy Bittner of Beech Creek used his front row starting spot to take the lead on lap one of the 600 Micro Sprint feature event. Third place starter Jeffrey Weaver moved into second while Stone Keller ran in third. The event's only caution came out on lap number nine when Dan Tripoli slowed on the back stretch. Bittner executed a flawless restart to hold off the challenge of Weaver. Bittner cruised to the victory over Weaver, Keller, Derek Swartz, and Josh Beamer. Jeffrey Weaver won the heat race.

In the Four Cylinder Division, Joey and Nick Snook brought the field to the green flag. Joe won the battle to lead the first lap. The caution flag came out for fourth place starter Chloe Smith. While under the caution, front row starter Nick Snook and eight place starter Maddox Smith went into the pits. ON the following lap the caution flag waved again for Josh Stringfellow. While under yellow, fifth place starter Skylar Witchley went to the pit area and Sith place starter Cody Stover stopped on the track. Once back to racing action, Snook would continue to set the place and would lead the first five laps of the race. By the completion of lap number six, Blake Snyder made a pass for the lead, with Dillan Craft moving into the runner up position one lap later. The leaders soon encountered lapped traffic. Snyder would continue to lead to edge out Dillan Craft, Joey Snook, Cody Stove and Jimmy Moyer. Sixth through tenth were Coty Maines, Dustin Miller, Hunter Flook, Andrew Rickets, and Bryan Hackenberg. Heats were won by Moyer, Snook, and Maddox Smith.

The Clinton County Speedway returns this Friday with another 5 division show featuring the RaceSaver Sprints, Pro Stocks, 270 Micro Sprints, 600 Micro Sprints and the Four Cylinders. It will be the final points races of the season presented by RC Bowman Inc. Gates Open at 5PM, Hot laps at 7PM and Racing at 7:30. For more speedway information visit www.ClintonCountySpeedway.com

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RACESAVER SPRINTS: 1. Kruz Kepner 2. Josh Beamer 3. Garrett Bard 4. Dylan Proctor 5. Larry McVay 6. Dale Schweikart 7. Austin Greenland 8. Dustin Prettyleaf 9. Matt Tebbs 10. Scott Lutz 11. Jared Zionkowski 12. Jarrett Cavalet 13. Mike Melair 14. Tylor Cochran 15. Chris Kreider 16. Ronnie Rough 17. Corey Brungard 18. Reed Thompson 19. Josh Fox 20. Steven Kennewell Jr. 21. Ryann Lynn 22. Dominic Melair 23. Dakota Schweikart 24. Dave Guss Jr. DNS: Frank Rusnock, Owen Dimm, Andrew Boyer Josh Spicer, Jeffrey Weaver, Hayden Walizer.

 

 

Arenz, McDermand, Loehr, Lorier
claim PDTR triumphs, Sorce Jr. and Frank securetitles

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) September 11, 2021– The penultimate Plymouth Dirt Track Racing program of the 2021 season saw four drivers make return visits to A-main victory lane and pair of competitors claim division championships, during an incident-plagued evening of action at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, Sept. 11.

PDTR 360 Sprint Car point leader Travis Arenz of Sheboygan Falls rolled to his sixth A-main victory of the 2021 campaign in the 25-lap Kristine Hartmann Pleasantview Realty 360 Sprint Car main event.

Chase McDermand of Springfield, Ill. nailed down his third consecutive Badger Midget Auto Racing Association by claiming his 10th BMARA A-main victory of the 2021 season in the 25-lap main event.

2018 PDTR Grand National champion Matt Loehr of Dotyville picked up his third 25-lap Oostburg Automotive Grand National A-main victory of the 2021 season and Sheboygan’s Steve Lorier racked up his second 25-lap Cellcom B Mod A-main triumph of the 2021 campaign.

Veteran Don Sorce Jr. of West Allis secured his third career PDTR Grand National championship and second-year competitor Trevor Frank of Sheboygan secured his first career PDTR B Mod title.

Outside front row starter Brandon Berth of Cascade bolted outdueled polesitter Bill Taylor of Boltonville to lead the opening lap of the 25-lap 360 Sprint Car A main. Berth then proceeded to build up a big lead in the early going on the lightning-fast third-mile clay oval.

As Berth worked the cushion to perfection, sixth starter Travis Arenz moved into fourth on lap four. Berth caught the rear of the field on lap 6 and proceeded to extend his lead to a full straightaway over Adam Miller of Plymouth, who started third.

On lap 11, Arenz worked around Miller to claim the runner-up spot. By lap 17, Berth continued to hold down a full-straightaway cushion over Arenz.

On lap 20, the first of three red flags appeared when two-time PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Brandon McMullen and rookie Matt Rechek of Beaver Dam made contact in turn three, which sent Rechek flipping into the third three fence. Rechek emerged uninjured, but the contact resulted in a delay to repair the fence.

The ensuing restart saw the lapped car of Blake Wondra hit the turn two wall before Adam Miller flipped and Cole Possi of Rock, Mich. was collided in the incident.

Berth controlled the restart and led the ensuing two laps before getting out of shape in turn two on lap 22, which allowed Arenz to dive low and take over the top spot as the two drivers raced down the backstretch in close formation.

Berth attempted to move around Arenz along the outside groove in turn three. However, the two cars made contact, which sent Berth head on into the turn four wall. Despite the hard contact, Berth was uninjured in the incident. However, the contact necessitated more fence repair.

Arenz powered away from the field on the final restart and cruised over the final three laps en route to his 10th Midwest Sprint Car Association A-main victory of the 2021 season, 10th career PDTR 360 Sprint Car A-main win, thirdstraight MSA victory and 21st career MSA main event triumph.

2008 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Lance Fassbender of Burnett, who started fourth, finished second, Will Gerrits of Waupun charged from the 18th starting spot to place third, 2011 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champ Ben Schmidt of Howards Grove finished fourth after starting 14th and Brandon McMullen, who started 15th, recovered from his lap 20 incident and trip to the pit area for repairs to round out the top five.

Arenz heads into the final PDTR 360 Sprint Car points race of the 2021 season on Saturday, Sept. 26 with a 22-point lead over McMullen.

Polesitter Lamont Critchett of Demotte, Ind. dueled side by side with outside front row starter Ken Hanson of Vinton, Iowa on the opening circuit of the 25-lap Badger Midget A main before Critchett surged ahead along the high groove on lap 2.

The first caution flag of the race appeared on lap 4 for a three-car incident in turn two. On the restart, fifth starter Zach Boden of Cambridge utilized the low line to pull even with Critchett for the top spot. The two drivers dueled side by side for the next two laps before Boden assumed the top spot on lap 6.

On lap 7, Charles Kunz of Springfield, Ill. hit the back stretch wall and flipped to bring out the red flag. When the race resumed, Critchett regained the lead on lap 11 two a high move in turn two.

Two laps later, eighth starter Chase McDermand pulled off a thrilling three-wide move in turn two to work past Boden and Critchett into the lead. Four laps later, Critchett made hard contact with the turn four wall to bring out another red flag.

McDermand bolted away on the restart and maintained the top spot the rest of the way en route to his second Badger Midget A-main triumph of the 2021 season at The Plymouth Dirt Track after scoring a win in the series’ previous appearance on July 31.

Boden placed second, ninth starter Jeff Zelinski of Joliet, Ill. finished third, Cody Weisensel of Sun Prairie placed fourth after starting sixth and Sun Prairie’s Todd Kluever placed fifth after starting seventh.

Outside front row starter Josh Pierce of Random Lake worked around polesitter Matt Loehr to seize the lead in turn two of the opening lap of the 25-lap Grand National A main.

Loehr battled back to challenge Pierce along the low groove on lap 3, but Pierce fended off his advances. The lone caution flag of the race appeared on lap 7 when rookie Darren Meyer spun in turn three.

On the restart, Loehr continued to pressure Pierce before fifth starter Dick Hed of Plymouth moved in two challenge Loehr for second on lap 12. Loehr then ventured up to the high groove to close in on the leader.

On lap 17, Loehr powered around Pierce to secure the lead in turn two and he never looked back en route to his ninth career PDTR Grand National A-main triumph.

Pierce placed second, ninth starter Steven Weber of Plymouth finished third, Hed was fourth and seventh starter Luke Scholten of Oostburg placed fifth.

Polesitter Steve Lorier paced the opening laps of the 25-lap B Mod A main with third starter Jesse Cullen of Chilton in hot pursuit. The first of four caution flags appeared on lap 10 when Travis Arenz, who was guest driving for Jonathan Hitsman, spun in turn one on lap 10.

Following the restart, Cullen ducked low on lap 15 to wrestle the lead away from Lorier in turn one. However, Lorier battled back to regain the top spot with high move in turn four on the following lap.

The second caution appeared on lap 18 when Rory Welch of Grafton and Gary Glander of Sheboygan Falls spun in turn four. Another caution flag was displayed on the restart when Jonathon Baumann of Sheboygan spun in turn four.

On the restart, fifth starter Spencer Long worked his way into second and moved in to pressure Lorier for the lead on lap 19. However, Long brought out the fourth and final caution of the race when he spun in turn four lap 23.

Lorier held down the top spot over the final two laps on the way to his fourth career PDTR B Mod A-main triumph. Kyle Odekirk of Plymouth placed second after starting 10th, Cullen finished third, 12th starter Shane Long of Sheboygan Falls placed fourth and Trevor Frank secured his first career PDTR B Mod championship with a fifth-place showing, after starting 13th.

Blake Wondra of Fond du Lac won the 12-lap PDTR B Mod B Main and R.J. Corson of Markham, Ill. won the 12-lap Badger Midget B Main.

After exiting his car under his own power, Dan Kleven of Marshall was transported to a local hospital as a precautionary measure, following a hard flip in turn four during the 10-lap Badger Midget non-qualifier event.

The 17th PDTR program of the 2021 season, which was sponsored by Hidden Dreams Livestock, drew 88 total cars, including 27360 Sprint Cars, 27 Badger Midgets, 19 B Mods and 15 Grand Nationals.

The final PDTR event of the 2021 season is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Sept. 25 featuring the Wisconsin Sprint Car Championships with season-ending action and season point championships crowned in the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Cars, Plymouth Dirt Track Racing-Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Cars, IRA Wisconsin WingLESS Sprint Car Series and IRA Lightning Sprints.

Spectator gates open at 4:30 p.m. with on-track action slated to get under way at 5 p.m. with IRA qualifying and racing to following

The new book “70 Years of Plymouth Dirt Track Racing” by Dennis Darovich of Sheboygan and George Baumann of Waupun, covering every season of racing at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. from 1950 to 2020 will be available for purchase at every race during the 2021 PDTR season, as well as at the Sheboygan County Fair office during regular business hours and online at www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com.

KRISTINE HARTMANN PLEASANTVIEW REALTY 360 SPRINT CARS

HEAT 1
1, Dylan Winkel 2, Adam Miller 3, Brandon Berth 4, Justin Miller 5, Chris Larson 6, Tristan Koenings 7, Jeremy Hunt 8, Tony Wondra 9, Kevin Karnitz.

HEAT 2
1, Lance Fassbender 2, Travis Arenz 3, Cole Possi 4, Tim Haddy 5, Doug Wondra 6, Blake Wondra 7, Paul Pokorski 8, Justin Erickson 9, Tyler Brabant.

HEAT 3
1, Bill Taylor 2, Preston Ruh 3, Josh Teunissen 4, Matt Rechek 5, Ben Schmidt 6, Brandon McMullen 7, Will Gerrits 8, Katelyn Krebsbach 9, Chris Clayton.

B MAIN
1, Blake Wondra 2, Chris Larson 3, Will Gerrits 4, Tony Wondra 5, Kevin Karnitz 6, Katelyn Krebsbach 7, Justin Erickson 8, Tyler Brabant 9, Chris Clayton 10, Jeremy Hunt 11, Paul Pokorski

A MAIN
1, Travis Arenz 2, Lance Fassbender 3, Will Gerrits 4, Ben Schmidt 5, Brandon McMullen 6, Justin Miller 7, Kevin Karnitz 8, Doug Wondra 9, Josh Teunissen 10, Preston Ruh 11, Tony Wondra 12, Chris Larson 13, Katelyn Krebsbach 14, Brandon Berth 15, Tim Haddy 16, Dylan Winkel, 17, Adam Miller 18, Cole Possi 19, Matt Rechek 20, Blake Wondra 21, Bill Taylor DQ – Tristan Koenings.

BADGER MIDGET AUTO RACING ASSOCIATION

QUALIFYING
1, Jeff Zelinski 13.422 2, Chase McDermand 13.642 3, Todd Kluever 13.721 4, Cody Weisensel 13.811 5, Zach Boden 13.827 6, Kyle Stark 13.916 7, Jake Dohner 14.029 8, Kevin Olson 14.040 9, R.J. Corson 14.066 10, Jeremy Douglas 14.112 11, Mike Stroik 14.219 12, Kevin Douglas 14.263 13, Derek Doerr 14.279 14, Ken Hanson 14.353 15, Lamont Critchett 14.556 16, Kyle Koch 14.572 17, Dave Collins Jr. 14.808 18, Charles Kunz 14.913 19, Jake Goeglein 14.922 20, Aaron Muhle 14.948 21, Harrison Kleven 14.948 22, Shay Sassano 15.137 23, Jim Fuerst 15.451 24, Dan Kleven 15.636 25, Denny Smith 16.051 26, Dwight Stefan 16.898 27, Mike Burba 17.092.

NON-QUALIFER
1, Shay Sassano 2, Jim Fuerst 3, Jake Goeglein 4, Denny Smith 5, Harrison Kleven 6, Dwight Stefan 7, Aaron Muhle 8, Dan Kleven.

HEAT 1
1, ChaseMcDermand 2, Kyle Koch 3, Ken Hanson 4, Jeremy Douglas 5, Cody Weisensel 6, Kyle Stark 7, Kevin Olson 8, Kevin Douglas 9, Charles Kunz.

HEAT 2
1, Lamont Critchett 2, Todd Kluever 3, Jeff Zelinkski 4, Zach Boden 5, Derek Doerr 6, Jake Dohner 7, Mike Stroik 8, R.J. Corson 9, Dave Collins Jr.

B MAIN
1, R.J. Corson 2, Dave Collins Jr. 3, Kevin Douglas 4, Aaron Muhle 5, Charles Kunz 6, Jim Fuerst 7, Harrison Kleven 8, Jake Goeglein 9, Denny Smith 10, Dwight Stefan 11, Shay Sassano 12, Dan Kleven (DNS).

A MAIN
1, Chase McDermand 2, Zach Boden 3, Jeff Zelinski 4, Cody Weisensel 5, Todd Kluever 6, Jeremy Douglas 7, Derek Doerr 8, R.J. Corson 9, Kevin Olson 10, Mike Stroik 11, Aaron Muhle 12, Kevin Douglas 13, Dave Collins Jr. 14, Kyle Koch 15, Harrison Kleven 16, Jake Dohner 17, Jim Fuerst 18, Jake Goeglein 19, Lamont Critchett 20, Ken Hanson 21, Charles Kunz 22, Kyle Stark.

 

 

DAVE BLANEY BECOMES JUST THE 2ND REPEAT "410" SPRINT CAR WINNER OF 2021 AT SHARON; JOE MARTIN REDEEMS HIMSELF WITH 1ST RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR WIN IN 7 YEARS WORTH $4000; WILL THOMAS WINS $2500 IN RICHEST ECONO MOD RACE; CHRIS MCGUIRE EARNS $2000 FOR 3RD STOCK WIN; BACK-TO-BACK RUSH MOD TOUR WINS FOR CHAS WOLBERT

By Mike Leone

September 11, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Hartford, OH)…Sharon Speedway brought down the curtain on the 92nd anniversary racing season on Saturday with night two of the annual "Apple Festival Nationals". A total of 172 cars competed over the two nights amongst the seven divisions. Capturing victories on Saturday night and celebrating in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane were Dave Blaney-Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars, Joe Martin-RUSH Late Model Flynn's Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Touring Series presented by Zarin Truck & Auto, Will Thomas III-Whelen Econo Mods presented by BACA, Chris McGuire-Gibson Insurance Agency Pro Stocks for the Penn-Ohio Series, and Chas Wolbert-HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modified Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Touring Series. The 92nd anniversary season ended with eight straight events being completed.

After thrilling the hometown crowd on May 22 beating the World of Outlaws for the first time in nearly 24 years, Dave Blaney returned to victory lane on Saturday night winning the $3,000 "410" Sprint Car finale to join Carl Bowser as the only repeat winners in 2021. Blaney started eighth and made the winning pass on Adam Kekich, who won his first career Sharon race on July 24, on lap 12 and kept May 15 winner George Hobaugh at bay in the closing laps for his 34th career Sharon "410" win.

"This feels great to win here," acknowledged the 58-year-old Hartford, Ohio native who now calls Concord, North Carolina home. "I love coming up here and racing. This falls on September 11; that's big for everyone. It's great to see a great crowd on this day; I want to thank everyone for coming out and hope you had a good time. For awhile I thought I was pretty equal to them (Bowser and Kekich). I was trying to get some momentum and runs going to be able to do something with them and was able to slip by. Ryan Blaney Foundation is on this thing. It's kind of a throwback to a 60s car paint job of my dad's so that's pretty cool with Ryan being on it. I have Rick Bates and Doug Kekich with me tonight so it's a good night."

Kekich jumped into the early lead in the 30-lap feature over Darin Gallagher, Bob Felmlee, Bowser, and Hobaugh. Bowser passed Felmlee for third on lap two. Blaney was halfway to the front in three laps when he dropped Felmlee back to fifth. Gallagher got into the fence on lap four allowing Bowser and Blaney to move into second and third respectively. By lap seven, the top three of Kekich, Bowser, and Blaney distanced themselves from the field. Blaney then put a big slider on Bowser in turns three and four on lap nine for second. Three laps later, Blaney made a similar move in turn four for the winning pass.

Kekich and Bowser went at it for second running side-by-side on lap 14 with Bowser making the pass. Bowser began to close in on Blaney on lap 17, while Hobaugh passed Kekich for third. Bowser stayed in Blaney's tracks in traffic until a caution for a Steve Bright spin with 23 laps completed. Under caution, Bowser had a tire go down and went pit side handing second to Hobaugh.

Hobaugh stayed within striking distance over the final seven laps, but was unable to make a serious bid at the lead as Blaney's #10 took the checkered flag first for his 37th overall win at Sharon by 0.570 seconds. Hobaugh was second after starting sixth. Kekich and 10th starting Caleb Griffith went at it over the final seven laps trading third back and forth with Kekich getting the spot for good on lap 25. Griffith was fourth, while Gallagher dropped to fifth. Dan Kuriger went 11th to sixth as Jack Sodeman, Jr., 23rd starting Brandon Spithaler, Felmlee, and Bowser completed the top 10. Blaney set fast time overall against the 26-car field in qualifying with a lap of 14.491. Heat winners were Kekich, Felmlee, and Hobaugh.

Two weeks after losing a heartbreaker on the final lap to hall of famer Chub Frank, Joe Martin turned the tables and passed three-time RUSH Late Model Touring Series Champion Jeremy Wonderling with one lap to go and went on to win the "Cider Jug 40" presented by Zarin Truck & Auto along with an anonymous donor in support of Autism Awareness. The $4,000 victory ended a more than seven-year winless drought on the Tour for Martin, whose last and only victory came on August 30, 2014 at McKean County Raceway. Martin became the sixth different Touring Series winner of 2021.

"I shouldn't be this emotional; it's a crate race but it's hard to win these races," expressed the 36-year-old Punxsutawney, Pa. standout. "I feel like we've been good all year, but can't win these races; look at these winners Jeremy (Wonderling), Kyle (Hardy), Chub (Frank), Michael Norris and Mark Whitener. It means so much to me to give all these guys what they deserve. I put a lot of pressure on myself and I thought I gave it away for sure. With the restarts at the end, it's hard to beat these guys. My brother moved me down and I slowed down because I thought it was rubbered up. I got in traffic and moved up to see what I could do and it was just as good; it wasn't rubbered up. I had to pick the bottom on the restart and we run a different gear than everyone else, and I almost lost it. I knew I could run it in wide open like I did all weekend once he (Wonderling) got clear of me, and that's what I did. He squeezed me down the backstretch, but I wasn't lifting; I was either going to wreck or win it."

After a side-by-side battle for the lead on the opening lap of the 40-lap feature, Martin took control over Logan Zarin with Wonderling, Will Thomas III and Kyle Hardy in tow. A great battle for third developed on lap five as Wonderling was trying to fend off Thomas and Hardy. The trio went three-wide with Thomas taking the spot, while Martin and Zarin began to distance themselves from the field.

While Thomas took control of third, Wonderling and Hardy continued their battle for fourth. Hardy nosed ahead on lap seven, but Wonderling regained the spot one lap later. Hardy didn't back down and put a big slider on Wonderling in turns three and four on lap 10 to take the spot. Back up front, Zarin began to close in on Martin before Martin caught traffic on lap 13. Three laps later, Zarin caught the leader, while Thomas also closed the margin. Hardy was making ground on Thomas as well and it appeared he was about to rip around Thomas for third, but got hung up in traffic on lap 19 allowing Wonderling to make the pass once again.

After 26 caution-free laps, Dan Lepro wasn't able to clear the track necessitating the caution. When racing resumed, Zarin didn't have a good restart, which allowed Wonderling to pass both Thomas and Zarin for runner-up. Zarin's struggles also shuffled Thomas out of the top five and moved eighth starting Russ King into fourth past Hardy. King and Hardy really went at it in the ensuing laps. Hardy worked on King for many laps before finally getting under King in turn three on lap 37; contact was made between the two, which resulted in a flat tire for King. King's unsportsmanlike actions under caution resulted in a black flag from the event.

When racing resumed on lap 38, Wonderling was able to make the outside work taking the lead away from Martin. While everyone was having flashbacks of two weeks ago when Martin lost the race on the final lap, Martin wasn't about to let another race slip away. This time Martin charged back around Wonderling one lap later and fended off Wonderling on the final lap to win by 0.430 seconds in the Tom Snyder-owned, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/T&D Performance/Tuff Nuts/Weather Capital Sales/Kevin Martin Trucking-sponsored #10s. The victory was Martin's sixth of his career at Sharon.

"When I raced before I didn't this kind of stuff but Tommy (Snyder) has the best of the best," explained Martin. "To know what I used to race against with my own stuff to what I got now; we got a piece of equipment. It's all credit to him. He puts in a lot of time and effort. This is dead serious stuff these two guys I'm racing with (Wonderling and Hardy). It takes a lot of work. The more we race, the better we get. I want to thank the fans. I'm disappointed with the car count, but you fans got to see another good race. The Sprints put on a good show too. The track is awesome. Sharon Speedway from top-to-bottom has their stuff together and the safety crew is second to none. We appreciate the track prep, the safety crew everything they do, Vicki (Emig) and Mike (Leone) giving us big money to race for and getting these good guys to race with us- it's a lot of fun."

After three straight finishes of seventh or worse on the Tour, Wonderling returned to the podium for the sixth time this season. His runner-up finish was worth $2,000. Hardy was able to pass Zarin in the final laps to finish third for the second straight race at Sharon and his 12th podium finish in 13 Tour races this season. Zarin's fourth place was easily his best finish Tour finish of the season. Matt Latta went ninth to fifth for his first top five Tour finish of the season.

Thomas dropped to sixth at the finish. After a career best Tour finish of fifth two weeks ago at Sharon, Cory Sines had another strong effort in seventh after starting 10th. Daryl Charlier and Bud Watson finished eighth and ninth. Michael Duritsky, Jr. earned the $100 Precise Racing Products "Hard Charger" gift card for his run from 17th to 10th. On Friday night, Wonderling earned his third $100 FK Rod Ends fast time award with a lap of 17.996. Wonderling and Martin added $25 for winning FK Rod Ends heat races. Martin received a $100 Sunoco gift card for winning the dash.

Will Thomas III capped off a tremendous first season driving an Econo Mod winning his fifth feature in seven tries. Thomas took the lead on a restart on lap 17 from Ty Rhoades and went on to win the richest race in the 12-year history of the division. The ninth starting Thomas earned $2,500 in the 25-lap Whelen feature presented by Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) along with an eight-foot trophy. The event was coordinated with additional sponsorship from the Mitchell Wright Family, Young's Family Trucking, Spencer's Farm, and Spencer Motorsports.

"I can't thank all of the BACA guys enough for stepping up and the Wright Family for doing this," stated the 45-year-old Sharpsville, Pa. driver. "The Econo Mod class here is really, really tough, but we worked way harder on this car than we did the Late Model. I thought we had a good run in that going, but had a late race jingle on a restart. I feel very blessed to win this. I want to thank everyone for supporting Apple Fest this weekend; everyone knows I love it. Fortunately we got a late race restart alongside Ty (Rhoades). He's a great driver and I knew he'd run me clean. Just fortunate enough to be here."

Keith Felicetty led the first three laps before Rhoades took over on lap four. Thomas then moved into second past Felicetty following a restart on lap 15. A multi-car accident stopped action with 16 laps completed. When racing resumed on lap 17, Rhoades and Thomas raced side-by-side with Thomas making the winning pass off the outside of turn four. Thomas went on for his 24th career Sharon win by 2.266 seconds in the Hallman Originals/Colonial Metal Products/Colonial Slitting Industries/Motorstate Distributing/955 Automotive-sponsored #9.

Rhoades, who won the $1,000 UMP Mod feature on July 31 in his own #12R, earned $1,000 in Tom Sok's #28 for second on Saturday night. Dustin DeMattia was third over Andy Buckley and Jeremy Double. Dennis Lunger, Jr., who won the opener on April 24, returned and ended the season going 15th to sixth. Mitchell Wright dropped to seventh over Jordan Simmons. Gary Olson earned the $100 hard charger by going 23rd to ninth. Felicetty dropped to 10th. Winning the heats on Friday night over the 28-car field were Double, Wright, and Felicetty. Felicetty then won the $100 dash to earn the feature pole. Gary Robinson won the last chance B main.

On July 24, Chris McGuire ended a more than two-year winless drought with his first victory since June 18, 2019. On Saturday night, the 2018 Gibson Insurance Agency Pro Stock track champion brought the curtain down on the 2021 season winning for the third time in the final five shows! McGuire's 25-lap feature win was worth $2,000 with the Penn-Ohio Series.

"This car has been really good this year," acknowledged the 30-year-old Erie, Pa. racer. "Hats off to Dave (Willoughby) and his crew. This track is the best in the tri-state area. Other tracks need to take note of this; they have it figured out. I knew I was good, but I got a little nervous when I felt the deck bar get ripped out a little bit. I slowed it down a bit, got my momentum back, and tried to be as smooth as I could up top. I gambled on tires a little bit and they fired back off after a lap or so and it was smooth sailing. Winning anything at Sharon is huge for me. This is such a historical place."

Chris Schneider, who won the $10,000 "Steel Valley Pro Stock Nationals" and $1,000 special earlier this season, jumped to the early lead in search of his third big win; however, his lead was short-lived as McGuire took over on lap three. Fifth starting Coleton Longwell, who won his first career race on July 31, grabbed second from Schneider on lap five and took the lead from McGuire one lap later on a restart.

After a pair of cautions with seven laps completed, Longwell and McGuire ran side-by-side for the lead on laps 8-10 with Longwell on the bottom and McGuire on the top. McGuire nosed ahead on lap eight and would survive two more cautions and pulled away late to score his sixth career win by 3.488 in his Welders Supply/Tobber Racing/Ed's Drywall-sponsored #63. Longwell was second to McGuire for the second straight race.

Jason Johns was third as Schneider dropped to fourth after leading the first two laps. Steve D'Apolito was fifth after starting 12th. Completing the top 10 were Jason Fosnaught, Bobby Whitling, Hunter Exley, Tyler Wyant, and Mike T. Miller. Johns, Schneider, McGuire, and Paul Davis won Friday night's heat races over the 37-car field. Schneider picked up $250 from Razor Sharp Logistics for winning the dash. Last chance B mains went to Bruce Hartzfeld and Scott Stiffler.

Track champion Chas Wolbert won his second consecutive RUSH Sportsman Modified Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Touring Series event at the Hartford, Ohio track. The 2021 $3,500 Hovis Weekly Series Champion led all 25 laps of the feature. Wolbert's fifth Sharon win of the season was worth $800 and backed up his $600 Tour win on July 31 during "Manufacturers Night". Wolbert upped his all-time leading Tour win total to seven.

"This is awesome," expressed the 27-year-old Warren, Ohio driver. "We had some great runs this year. Thank you to RUSH and Sharon Speedway for allowing us to race here. Dave Willoughby and staff gives us a great facility and track surface to run on every week. We have great competition. Everyone works on their stuff and gets it to the front the best they can. I want to thank the fans for sticking it out to watch us. I'm really pushing to get a big-block for next year. I have everything I need except a motor, which is the main thing I need. We'll be putting a for sale sign on this soon so if I get rid of this we'll hopefully be making the move. You never know, Rob Kristyak may let me drive his car sometimes (jokingly)!"

Wolbert used the outside to pass his good friend J.C. Boyer at the start of the feature for the early lead, while Jacob Wolfe went sixth to third. After being light on Friday night, Caden Petry raced from ninth to win the last chance B main, but would bring out the first caution with front end damage with three laps completed.

When racing resumed on lap four, eighth starting Rob Kristyak was ripping the fence and moved into the top five past Clayton Deems. The event's second and final caution was displayed for rookie Doug Rutana with five laps scored. The final 20 laps went non-stop. Back under green, Wolfe was all over Boyer in the race for second, while Kristyak drove around Tatgenhorst for fourth on lap nine.

Up front, Wolbert caught lapped traffic on lap 13 and made a three-wide move on Amelia Clay and Dave Price. As Wolfe and Boyer continued to battle, Boyer made contact with an infield tire on lap 21 and did a 360 spin, which allowed Kristyak to blow by both Boyer and Wolfe on the outside for second. With only four laps to go, the margin for Kristyak to run down Wolbert was insurmountable as Wolbert's Alcon Mechanical/Dunkin Donuts of Warren, OH/C.T. Wolbert Trucking/Walters Building Co./Ohio Intra Express/Russ King Racing/BCT Construction-sponsored #c3 took the checkered flag first by 4.665 seconds. It was Wolbert's milestone 20th career Sharon win and all-time leading 45th of his career in RUSH.

Kristyak earned $500 for a season best second place. Wolfe, who was leading the Tour points, crossed the finish line in third, but was disqualified in post-race tech for an ignition violation. That moved Boyer to third for his best career Tour finish. Tatgenhorst was fourth and moved into the Tour points lead. Clayton Deems was fifth over Kole Holden. Josh Deems went 10th to seventh. Jordan Ehrenberg dropped to eighth. Brandon Ritchey was ninth, which was good enough to secure the $1,000 Wedge Motorsports "Route 7 Rumble" Series championship. Cory Sines, who finished seventh in the RUSH Late Model feature, ran his first ever Modified race and finished 10th. On Friday night, Boyer, Ehrenberg, and Holden won the heat races over the 27-car field.

Coming up next Saturday (September 18) will be the final event of 2021 featuring the Renegade Monster Truck Tour with Monster Trucks, Mini Monster Trucks, and Renegade Road Rippers. In addition, there will be a Monster Ride Truck along with Track Party & Kids Fun Zone. For more information, check out www.MonstersATsharon.com

Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars (30 laps, $3,000 to-win): 1. DAVE BLANEY (10) 2. George Hobaugh (40) 3. Adam Kekich (5K) 4. Caleb Griffith (Ward 33W) 5. Darin Gallagher (Peluso 12) 6. Dan Kuriger (08) 7. Jack Sodeman, Jr. (23Jr) 8. Brandon Spithaler (22) 9. Bob Felmlee (6) 10. Carl Bowser (11) 11. Dylan Norris (Gobrecht 44) 12. Dan Shetler (7K) 13. R.J. Jacobs (18J) 14. David Kalb, Jr. (11J) 15. Russ Sansosti (23s) 16. Jimmy Morris (16) 17. Bryan Salisbury (21) 18. Bob Lime (901) 19. Eric L. Williams (4w) 20. Brandon Matus (13) 21. Steve Bright (13B) 22. Cameron Nastasi (99) 23. Brent Matus (33). DNS: Michael Lutz (86), Frankie Nervo (21N), Darren Pifer (23).

RUSH Late Model Flynn’s Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Touring Series "Cider Jug 40" presented by Zarin Truck & Auto (40 laps, $4,000 to-win): 1. JOE MARTIN (Snyder 10s) 2. Jeremy Wonderling (3J) 3. Kyle Hardy (99) 4. Logan Zarin (1z) 5. Matt Latta (21) 6. Will Thomas III (9) 7. Cory Sines (25s) 8. Daryl Charlier (Centerline 114) 9. Bud Watson (225) 10. Michael Duritsky, Jr. (90J) 11. Ashton Briggs (11A) 12. Jim Rasey (Wrightsman 21J) 13. Steve Hollabaugh (3) 14. Ryan Frazee (11F) 15. Josh Ferry (33) 16. Dan Lepro (2L) 17. W.L. Stile (51) 18. Russ King (Sines 15)-DSQ (unsportsmanlike conduct).

Whelen Econo Mods presented by BACA (25 laps, $2,500 to-win): 1. WILL THOMAS III (9) 2. Ty Rhoades (Sok 28) 3. Dustin DeMattia (77D) 4. Andy Buckley (Leamer 965) 5. Jeremy Double (83) 6. Dennis Lunger, Jr. (71L) 7. Mitchell Wright (M1) 8. Jordan Simmons (Smith 13) 9. Gary Olson (23) 10. Keith Felicetty (98) 11. Garrett Calvert (7G) 12. Steve Haefke, Jr. (Vestal 4) 13. Dale Reiser (262) 14. Rick Robinson (11H) 15. Gary Robinson (44R) 16. Jason Gracey (17) 17. Junior Mechling (89) 18. Emily Stoyer (9JR) 19. Troy Pinch (12P) 20. Jacob Eucker (64) 21. Alan Dellinger (Meadows 10T) 22. Jarrett Young (21) 23. Dennis Dellinger (XR17). DNS: Brian Lacey (51). DNQ: Ed Roberts (6s), Drew Barnes (528), Ryan Wisniowski (37), Bryan Wagner (56).

Gibson Insurance Agency Pro Stocks for the Penn-Ohio Series (25 laps, $2,000 to-win): 1. CHRIS MCGUIRE (63) 2. Coleton Longwell (7) 3. Jason Johns (31) 4. Chris Schneider (55) 5. Steve D'Apolito (84) 6. Jason Fosnaught (J19) 7. Bobby Whitling (7W) 8. Hunter Exley (23H) 9. Tyler Wyant (24) 10. Mike T. Miller (T6) 11. Brian Carothers (02c) 12. Jamie Scharba (11S) 13. Jason Jones (81) 14. Matt Bernard (7B) 15. Tim Bish (11B) 16. Chase Lambert (22) 17. Scott Stiffler (14) 18. Tyler Kubic (222) 19. Ray Gregory (82R) 20. Larry Kugel (0) 21. Curt J. Bish (Tarr 29) 22. Bruce Hartzfeld (101) 23. Alan Dellinger (Laskey 1R) 24. Jonathan Davis (8). DNS: Paul Davis (3). DNQ: Jim Fosnaught (20J), Blake Scharba (12B), Ed Bolyard (Patrick 05), Steve Horvath (2H), Tim Burns (Duncan 67J), Jamie Maxwell (6), Mike Kerr (25K), Doug Iorio II (28), Troy DeZarn (Nichols 21), Scott Malone (12M), Brett McDonald (25), Gary Fisher (99F).

HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modified Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Touring Series (25 laps, $800 to-win): 1. CHAS WOLBERT (c3) 2. Rob Kristyak (00) 3. J.C. Boyer (12) 4. Tony Tatgenhorst (63T) 5. Clayton Deems (55R) 6. Kole Holden (2) 7. Josh Deems (9D) 8. Jordan Ehrenberg (JD57) 9. Brandon Ritchey (1R) 10. Cory Sines (25) 11. Shayne Izzo (86) 12. Ayden Cipriano (5c) 13. Brandon Albert (30) 14. Chelsie Kriegisch (10) 15. Greg Porter (25) 16. Cameron McFadden (83) 17. Gage Priester (71) 18. Jake Rutana (11J) 19. Jeff Schaffer, Jr. (14) 20. Dave Price (111) 21. Amelia Clay (16c) 22. Doug Rutana (70B) 23. Caden Petry (7P) 24. Jacob Wolfe (7)-DSQ (ignition). DNQ: Gary Haupt (16), Dalton Gabriel (333G), Lucas Canon (2LC).

Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sharonspdwy.

 

 

Wilmot Raceway

(Wilmot, Wis., Saturday, September 11, 2021)--A power outage brought the 4th Annual Jim "Wildman" Watson Classic to a premature conclusion Saturday, September 11 at Wilmot Raceway.
Following a pair of early race cautions four laps into the Dirt King Late Model Tour 30-lap feature, power went out to a majority of track lights. Despite efforts by track personnel to make unsuccessful repairs, the remainder of the race program was reluctantly cancelled as well as the street stock feature.
Caledonia's Chris Carlson, 4-time Wilmot champion including 2021, won his 12th 20-lap Wilmot modified feature matching his car number. Genoa City's Mike Simons, who led the initial nine circuits, and Carlson battled throughout the final half of the main with the pair coming side by side several times. At the finish it was Carlson, Simons second, Eagle's Steve Mueller third, Milwaukee's Don Scheffler fourth and Tony Izzo of Capron, IL fifth.
"The track was super and the car, as it has been all year, was a rocket," said Carlson. "I knew Mike(Simons) was there and we had a great battle which I hope the fans enjoyed. It was fun."
Kansasville's Ryan Marshall won his second Wilmot 20-lap AutoMeter/Brewington Electric Wisconsin Wingless Sprints feature of the season. Oconomowoc's Ryan Zielski, who won the Wilmot regular season championship a week earlier, was second. Burlington's Rusty Egan third. Jimmy Sivia of Winthrop Harbor, IL fourth. In his final Wilmot start as he announced his retiring from regular racing, Trevor's Chris Dodd was fifth.
"It was one of those things last week, but we'll take this win," said Marshall, referring to his being eliminated from title contention on Championship Night with his car damaged in an early feature incident. "The crew did a great job putting everything back together. We're focusing on the IRA overall series championship now."
South Milwaukee's Jake Balk won his first 20-lap Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Car feature of the season at Wilmot. Balk took the lead at around the midway point, overtaking Salem's Ryan Johnson. At the finish it was Balk, Johnson second, Rick Zifko of Aurora, IL third and Balk's brother, South Milwaukee's Jay Orr, fourth.
Prior to the evening's race program, a 9/11 Tribute was done by Dave Kamholtz, former track announcer at Lake Geneva Raceway. Drivers and crews lined the track berm during the ceremony. Nashville Recording Artist Jeanette King performed the National Anthem. Antioch VFW Post handed out miniature U.S. Flags to youth.
A record total of over 150 donated bikes were given away to youngsters in attendance.
Event sponsors included GLP Automotive of Lake Geneva, Extreme Specialized Transportation, JR's Wrecker Services of Waukegan, IL, MLS Auto Clinic and Pratt's Chimney Services. Mike Watson, brother of the late Jim Watson, coordinated special bonuses for all five divisions.
Wilmot Raceway will conclude its 2021 season on Saturday, September 18 with the Bumper to Bumper Interstates Racing Association(IRA) Winged Outlaw Sprints plus non-points programs for the Autometer/Brewington Electric Wingless Sprints, Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Cars and IRA Lightning Sprints. Grandstands open at 5 p.m. with hot laps/qualifying at 6 p.m. and racing slated to get underway around 6:45 p.m.
Grandstand admission is $25.00 for ages 12 & over; $5.00 ages 7-11; with ages 6 & under admitted free. Pits will open at 3 p.m. with pit passes $30.00.
For updates phone trackside raceline 262-862-2090, check the track website wilmotraceway.com or the official Raceway Facebook Page.
Submitted by Michael H. Babicz(262-206-5465)

 

WESTERN MIDGET RACING ADDS CADEN SARALE TO WINNERS LIST AFTER VENTURA VICTORY

VENTURA, CALIF. (September 12, 2021) – Six-time Delta Speedway Micro Sprint champion Caden Sarale of Stockton, Calif. is now a Western Midget Racing winner, earning victory over a series-best 20-car field at Ventura Raceway on Saturday night. Sarale drove Kevin Felkins’ No. 35s to the win by a 3.6 second margin at the conclusion of 20-laps of competition.

The twenty-car field is an all-time mark for the young stock production-powered Midget series which is presented by Masters Design and Construction. Four heat races were split by points leader Blake Bower of Brentwood, Steve Hix of Ventura, Megan Moorhead of Santa Paula, and incoming second in points David Prickett of Fresno.

Sarale paced all 20-laps of the feature after starting outside Greg Jewett. Moorhead advanced from sixth to equal her season best with a second-place result. 2019 Ventura WMR champion Randi Pankratz of Atascadero finished third followed by Las Vegas’ Kyle Hawse and eight-starting Bower. French Camp’s Sage Bordenave was one of the hardest chargers of the race, advancing from 14th to finish sixth.

Western Midget Racing returns to the Copper State this weekend at Adobe Mountain Speedway in Glendale, Ariz.

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

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

September 11, 2021 – Ventura Raceway (Ventura, Calif.) Results

HEAT 1 (8 laps) – 1. 9 Blake Bower; HEAT 2 (8 laps) – 1. 5 Steve Hix; HEAT 3 (8 laps) – 1. 20w Megan Moorhead; HEAT 4 (8 laps) – 1. 22q David Prickett

FEATURE (20 laps) - 1. 35s Caden Sarale; 2. 20w Megan Moorhead; 3. 11 Randi Pankratz; 4. 20 Kyle Hawse; 5. 9 Blake Bower; 6. 35L Sage Bordenave; 7. 5 Steve Hix; 8. 35SR Brody Petrie, 9. 71K Travis Buckley; 10. 31 Todd Hawse; 11. 35 Shawn Arriaga; 12. 12H David Raquenio; 13. 0FG KC Weikle; 14. 26 Tim Foy; 15. 99 Darren Brent; 16. 74 Greg Jewett; 17. 22Q David Prickett; 18. 8K Kevin Manning; 19. 32 Cory Brown; DNS: 12k Gage Rucker

 

 

Beason Snags Third POWRi West Win on the Season 

Belleville, IL. (09/12/2021) Jonathan Beason out of Broken Arrow, OK. worked his way through traffic and passed Hank Davis on lap 21 to find himself back in victory lane for the third time this season with the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League at Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Hank Davis, who picked up a heat race win earlier in the night, used his pole starting position to jump out to the early lead. He continued to lead the way through some early race cautions while the drivers behind him fought for positions. Beason, who started seventh in the 21-car field, was able to make the pass for the lead with just four laps to go and held on to take the win. Davis finished in the second position, followed by Tanner Berryhill, Chance Morton, and Andrew Deal.

Up next for the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Realty Connect series will be the new Tulsa Raceway Park on Friday, September 24th, followed by a trip up the turnpike to I-44 Riverside Speedway on the 25th.

Smith Titanium Heat Race No.1 - 444- Kameron Key

Saldana Racing Products Heat Race No. 2 - 21-Emilio Hoover

Keizer Wheels Heat Race No.3 - 14-Hank Davis

Rod End Supply High Passing Points - 444-Kameron Key

Super Clean B-main - 00-Ace McCarthy

Realty Connect Second Place Bonus - 14-Hank Davis

Hard Charger - 7U-Kyle Jones

Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League Feature Winner: 8J-Jonathan Beason

Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League Feature Results (25 laps): 1. 08J-Jonathan Beason 2. 14-Hank Davis 3. 17-Tanner Berryhill 4. 00X-Chance Morton 5.15D-Andrew Deal 6.11A-Andrew Felker 7.7U-Kyle Jones 8.00-Ace McCarthy 9.10J-Jeffrey Newell 10.97-Mason Daugherty 11.22-Curtis Jones 12.44X-Wesley Smith 13. 44-Branigan Roark 14.21-Emilio Hoover 15.47K-Kevin Brewer 16.70-Cade Cowles 17.444-Kameron Key 18.91K-Kevin Bayer 19.7X-Michelle Decker 20.7W-Brendon Wiseley 21-3PS-Shawn Mahaffey

 


Bryant Wiedeman Rode the Top Side to Claim First Career POWRi Win


Canton, IL. (09/11/2021) The Colby, KS native behind the wheel of the Keith Kunz Motorsports No. 01 claimed his first career Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League victory at Spoon River Speedway in Canton, IL. Not only did he earn himself a win, he also extended his season championship points lead over the rest of the field.

Wiedeman shot out of the gate early on in the night and won Auto Meter Heat Race No. 3.
Wiedeman, scheduled to start in the fourth starting spot for the 30-lap main event around the high-banked speedway, found himself drop back and settle into fourth position at the drop of the green flag. Outfront, the young gun Gavan Boschele led the way on the bottom grove on the track.

After a few green flag runs, Boschele led but Karter Sarff never strayed far from his tail. As the top three positions were battling on the bottom side of the track, Wiedeman was the sole driver to step out of line and make the top side of the track work. At the halfway mark of the race Wiedeman caught Boschele and threw a slide job to take over the lead, right as the caution waived.

Boschele regained the lead and brought the field back to the green flag, but Wiedeman never stopped searching for that top spot. Wiedeman charged the top side of the track to go on and take over the lead with a few laps left and led the field to the checkered. Karter Sarff finished in the second position, Kaylee Bryson finished third, Brent Crews finished fourth, and Gavan Boschele rounded out the top five.

“It feels amazing to finally get the monkey off my back, and to get to victory lane. I have been pretty consistent all year long with podiums and finally, it feels really good to be on the top.” Bryant Wiedeman

“It's pretty cool to be able to keep up with these big teams, and let alone compete for the wins with them, we are going to keep chugging along.” Karter Sarff

“I had a blast tonight and this track is super fun, i'm really happy for my teammate for getting his first win.” Kaylee Bryson

Midgets
Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat 1 Winner: 08-Zach Daum
MVT Services Heat 2 Winner: 3B-Shelby Boise
Auto Meter Heat 3 Winner: 01-Bryant Wiedeman
Max Papis Innovations High Point: 5-Gavan Boschele
TRD Hard Charger:38-Chett Gehrke
Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 01-Bryant Wiedeman
POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 01-Bryant Wiedeman 2. 21K-Karter Sarff 3. 71-Kaylee Bryson 4. 86-Brent Crews 5. 5-Gavan Boschele 6. 3N-Jake Neuman 7. 08-Zach Daum 8. 72-Sam Johnson 9. 49-Joe B Miller 10. 56-Mitchell Davis 11. 81-Rylan Gray 12. 67K-Cade Lewis 13. 75AU-Bryan Stanfill 14. 38-Chett Gehrke 15. 3X-Lane Warner 16. 3B-Shelby Boise 17. 7X-Korey Weyant 18. 51R-Will Armitage 19. 5G-Cody Gerdes 20. 15M-Shane Morgan 21. 18-Tyler Roth 22. 22K-Kelli Harter

Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi. POWRi League rules, contingencies, forms, and payouts can be found under the info tab at the top of the POWRi website.

 

 

Late Pass Gives Colton Fisher First Career Sprint Invaders Win in Donnellson!

(Bill W) Donnellson, IA, September 12, 2021 – Colton Fisher picked up his first career Sprint Invaders win in exciting fashion Saturday night at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa. A late pass of Jonathan Cornell in traffic netted the Mediapolis, Iowa driver a $2,000 win aboard the Fisher/Zanfes Racing #11. The pair entered the night first (Cornell) and second (Fisher) in series points.

Jonathan Cornell shot out to an early lead in the 25-lap feature over Fisher, Tanner Gebhardt, Kaley Gharst and Paul Nienhiser. As the leader approached lapped traffic, Noah Samuel came to a stop five laps in, bringing a caution. Gharst grabbed third from Gebhardt on the restart, but Cornell pulled away again.

When a cone was knocked on the track to bring the second and final caution with nine laps down, Cornell was just about to enter traffic again. The lead four cars were Cornell, Fisher, Gharst and Nienhiser on the restart and they rode nose to tail on the cushion as they separated a bit from the field.

Cornell entered traffic with ten to go. While the leaders rode the cushion, most of the lappers were running low. With five laps to go, Cornell found himself behind a pair of cars side by side, and hesitated for a second in turn three. Fisher put a slider on that cleared both a lapped car and Cornell.

Fisher slid to the cushion and led the lap, and began to pull away in heavy lapped traffic. Gharst would vie for the second spot, taking it briefly at the white flag, but Cornell would nail it down on the last lap.

A jubilant Fisher was followed by Cornell, Gharst, Nienhsier and Gebhardt. Chase Porter, hard-charger Randy Martin, Josh Higday, Slater Helt and Miles Paulus rounded out the top ten. Brayden Gaylord, Cornell and Gharst were heat race winners. Gharst also won the Dash. Matt Moro claimed the B.

“Man I don’t know what to say,” said an excited Fisher after climbing down from the top of his car. “I’ve been working so hard for this! I knew the top was going to be the way around. I just stuck to it. Cornell made a mistake when he got into lapped traffic. I took a shot, and it worked, so I’m stoked. I just want to thank everyone who helps us.”

“(Fisher) has been getting real good and fast,” said Cornell. “You can’t take anyone on this circuit lightly. I just got a little conservative out front. A lot of drivers say it’s better to be in second than first on the closing laps, he maybe could test his aggressiveness going into the corner a little better than I could. I was getting a little stale up there. A lapped car got a little sideways in front of me, and (Fisher) did an excellent job getting by us. It was a close exciting race, and congratulations to him.”

“We were still a little off with the car in the feature, but we were a lot better than we’ve been this year,” said Gharst. “We needed traffic a little bit sooner after drawing the five (after winning the dash). In the end, we didn’t move off the top. They said there was a little rubber on the bottom, but we didn’t have the traffic to move around. We’ll take third.”

The Sprint Invaders next action will be Saturday, September 25 at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa for the $5,000 to win “Fall Haul.” The series will also have a $2500 to win non-point event Sunday, September 26 at the East Moline Speedway in East Moline, Illinois. For more information on the Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.org or look us up on Facebook.

Sprint Invaders A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 11, Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA (2) 2. 26, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO (1) 3. 78, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (5) 4. 50, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (8) 5. 81, Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA (3) 6. 2, Chase Porter, St. Joseph, MO (7) 7. 14, Randy Martin, California, MO (16) 8. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (10) 9. 22s, Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO (6) 10. 99, Miles Paulus, Marshall, MO (14) 11. 21, Gunner Ramey, Sedalia, MO (9) 12. 2m, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (17) 13. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (18) 14. 11T, Dugan Thye, Burlington, IA (11) 15. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (12) 16. 9, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (20) 17. 83, Kurt Mueller, Reynolds, IL (19) 18. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (13) 19. 13, Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA (4) 20. 41, Noah Samuel, Burlington, IA Lap Leaders: Cornell 1-19, Fisher 20-25. KSE/$75 Christine Wahl-Levitt Hard-charger: Jamison. Hard-charger: R. Martin.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), 8 laps: 1. Brayden Gaylord (4) 2. Slater Helt (9) 3. Colton Fisher (5) 4. Chase Porter (7) 5. Noah Samuel (1) 6. Ryan Jamison (3) 7. Daniel Bergquist (6) 8. Kurt Mueller (8) 9. 29w, Wyatt Wilkerson, Morning Sun, IA (2)

Joshua Denning & Associates Heat two (started), 8 laps: 1. Jonathan Cornell (3) 2. Paul Nienhiser (2) 3. Dugan Thye (1) 4. Josh Higday (6) 5. Miles Paulus (5) 6. Matt Moro (4) 7. Randy Martin (8) 8. 24, Landon Simon, Indianapolis, IN (7)

Mohrfeld Solar Heat three (started), 8 laps: 1. Kaley Gharst (3) 2. Gunner Ramey (2) 3. Tanner Gebhardt (5) 4. Tom Lenz (4) 5. Ryan Leavitt (7) 6. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (1) 7. 42J, Evan Jones, Monroe, IA (6) DNS – 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA

B main (started), 12 laps: 1. Matt Moro (1) 2. Ryan Jamison (2) 3. Kurt Mueller (5) 4. Daniel Bergquist (4) / 5. Landon Simon (6) 6. John Anderson (3) 7. Collin Moyle (7) 8. Evan Jones (8) DNS – Wyatt Wilkerson

Shottenkirk Automotive Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Kaley Gharst (4) 2. Slater Helt (1) 3. Jonathan Cornell (3) 4. Colton Fisher (5) 5. Tanner Gebhardt (6) 6. Brayden Gaylord (2)

 

 

MOWA Sprint Cars
 

LEWISTOWN, Illinois - Ayrton Gennetten has been caught multiple times saying that Spoon River Speedway is one of his favorite tracks to compete at. Saturday’s 34th running of the Tom Knowles Memorial proved just that.

Gennetten was able to move forward from his third-place starting position and overtake early race leader Joe B. Miller. A lap nine yellow for Korey Weyant, bunched the field back up, after Gennetten and Miller, as well as Zach Daum forged their way through lapped traffic. Returning to green flag action, Gennetten’s no. 3 machine was set on kill, as he maneuvered his way around the ⅜-mile chasing his fourth series victory with the Morrow Brothers Ford MOWA Sprint Car Series. A second caution on lap 24 between Cory Bruns and Caden Englehart, set up a one lap dash for the finish.

Firing on all eight cylinders, Gennetten easily secured the victory on the ensuing one lap restart. Polesitter Joe B. Miller, Zach Daum, Ryan Bunton and Noah Gass completed the top five.

The Morrow Brothers Ford MOWA Sprint Car Series will sit dormant for the remainder of September and return to action in the season finale, October 8th at Jacksonville Speedway for the Ron Milton Race of Champions, paying $5,000 to win this year.

The finish:
1. Ayrton Gennetten, 2. Joe B. Miller, 3. Zach Daum, 4. Ryan Bunton, 5. Noah Gass, 6. McKenna Haase, 7. Austin O’Dell, 8. Chris Urish, 9. Scotty Milan, 10. Bobby Mincer, 11. Terry Babb, 12. Brandon Hanks, 13. Brayton Lynch, 14. Jeremy Standridge, 15. Jake Neuman, 16. Jacob Patton, 17. Cory Bruns, 18. Austin Archdale, 19. Caden Englehart, 20. Logan Faucon, 21. Korey Weyant, 22. Tyler Shoemaker

 

 

Weir, Roberts, Bishop and Headley Jr.

Are the 2021 Gas City I-69 Speedway Champions;

Friday Night’s Features Go to Kendall, Sherman,

Bishop, Sollars and Pittman;

GAS CITY, Ind., Sept. 11 – Since Scotty Weir of Marion, Ind., and Tyler Kendall of Greenfield, Ind., were the only drivers still in contention for the 2021 Gas City I-69 Speedway non-wing sprint car championship Friday night, it was fitting that they should be the stars of the 25-lap feature. They were the only drivers who led the race, they finished first and second, and at the checkered Kendall had his first Gas City feature victory and Weir had his second track championship.

With a fourth-place feature finish, Bub Roberts of Warren, Ind., sealed up the track’s UMP modified track championship in a 20-lap race won by Todd Sherman of Churubusco, Ind.

Andy Bishop of Gas City made a statement in the street stock feature by leading all 15 laps to defend his 2020 track championship in that division.

James Headley Jr. of Wabash, Ind., had already sewed up the hornet championship, so he advanced to the street stock division Friday night. Kolton Sollars of LaFontaine, Ind., ended up with the 15-lap hornet feature victory while Alexes Spaulding of Roanoke, Ind., finished second for the second week in a row.

The 15-lap American Vintage Sprint Car Association (AVSCA) feature went to Danny Pittman of Evansville, Ind.

Assistant Pastor Christian Kelley of Lakeview Wesleyan Church of Marion, Ind., won the four-lap “Faster Pastor” school bus race by mere inches over Pastor Jason Gatlin of Heartland Church of Sharpsville, Ind. Kelley won $500 for his victory while Gatlin also earned $500 for having the most vocal support of the big crowd on hand.

Non-Wing Sprint Cars

Weir started on the pole and led the first five laps of the sprint car feature in Paul Hazen’s famous No. 57 DRC with a Kercher engine sponsored by Physical Medicine Consultants. Those early laps were slowed twice; once with two laps down when Anthony D’Alessio of Gas City stopped high in Turn 4, and once with four laps down when Matt McDonald of Brownsburg, Ind., and Parker Fredrickson of Kokomo, Ind., flipped in Turn 2. Fredrickson was seventh and McDonald was eighth at the time. Luckily they both walked away.

Kendall, who started fourth, got a good start too and ran in second for the first five laps until he dipped under Weir in Turn 2 for the lead with the Kendall Racing No. 20 DRC with a Tranter Chevy, which is sponsored by Herbert Properties (Connersville, Ind.), Quick Lifts (Indianapolis) and Cors and Bassett, Attorneys at Law (Cincinnati). With no other cautions or reds to slow the pace, Kendall extended his lead to a whopping 5.109 seconds over Weir at the checkered.

“I just hugged the bottom and made sure no one else got by me,” said Weir after earning his second Gas City sprint championship, the first coming in 2013.

Tyler Hewitt of Marion, Ind., started second and finished third. Korbyn Hayslett of Troy, Ohio came from the sixth starting spot to place fourth, while Max Guilford, a native of Auckland, New Zealand, both started and finished fifth.

Modifieds

Sherman made two stabs at taking the lead in the modified feature only to have the yellow come out before he could make the pass. The third time stuck though, as after two yellows with 16 laps down Sherman charged under Dylan Woodling of Warsaw, Ind., on the backstretch and went on to post a 1.017 second victory over him.

Dillon Nusbaum of Columbia City, Ind., both started and finished third.

Roberts turned a ninth-place starting spot into a fourth-place finish enroute to the championship with Jack Roberts’ No. T5X, which is sponsored by Meyer Farms (Huntington, Ind.), and Wesco Farms, Shoemaker Construction and the Wagon Wheel Bar and Grill, all of Warren, Ind. It’s a Rocket by Ruhlman with a Mullins/Hogue-prepped engine.

Bishop, doing double duty, finished fifth.

The feature-winning modified, a Team SE Avenger with a Kreager engine, is owned by its driver and sponsored by Wood Worx (Churubusco), Sherman Enterprises (Albion, Ind.) and Pro Strip (Fort Wayne).

Street Stocks

Bishop started on the pole and led all 15 laps of the street stock feature in Sam Thompson’s No. 14, which is a Big Daddy chassis sponsored by Thompson Trucking, R & R Transmission, Chuck’s Sewer and Drain, Shrout’s Auto and Tim Sills Racing Engines.

Second through fourth place finished where they started. That was Ervin Turner of Marion, Ind.; Tyler Bradley, also of Marion, and Jeffery Jessup of Union City, Ind. Lee Hobbs of Mitchell, Ind. had mechanical difficulties with his own No. H0 so he drove the No. 78 of James Headley of Marion, Ind., to a fifth-place finish after starting eleventh.

Hornets

Sollars also led all 15 laps of the hornet feature in Melissa and Kinnie Sollars’ No. 33 sponsored by Central Waste, Buck Wild MMA and Holt Auto Body. Spaulding started third and came out on top of a spirited battle for second. Eric Solms of Marion, Ind., came from deep in the pack to place third. Eddie Tucker Jr. of Troy, Ohio finished fourth and Tracey Runion of Wilkinson, Ind. was fifth.

Headley Jr.’s championship-winning hornet is sponsored by Dudding Heating and Cooling and Shrout’s Towing .

AVSCA Sprints

Pittman was always in contention during the 15-lap AVSCA sprint feature, which was sponsored by AlkyDigger.com, but he didn’t take the lead for good until lap nine when he passed Louis Meyer III of Indianapolis with his No. 01L, which is sponsored by Auto Paint of Henderson.

Patrick Stewart of Jamestown, Ind. and Owen Barr of Columbus, Ind., got around Meyer at the same time and went on to place second and third, respectively. Meyer held on for fourth and Alan Brown of Brownsburg, Ind., finished fifth.

Red Flags

In addition to McDonald and Fredrickson’s flips in the sprint feature, Jaylen Meltzer of New Castle, Ind., flipped in Turn 2 on the second attempt to start the hornet feature. All walked away from their damaged cars under their own power.

What’s Next?

Gas City I-69 Speedway is dark on Friday, Sept. 17 but it will host the second annual Gas City Power Pull on Saturday, Sept. 18. Classes in action include light limited pro stocks, two-wheel-drive trucks, 3.0 diesel trucks, hot farm and single-engine modified.

The grandstands will open at 4 p.m. and the pulling starts at 6 p.m. An adult general admission ticket is only $15, while kids 12 and under are free. Admission to the pits, which opens at 3 p.m., is $25.

The following week all the action is on Thursday night when the track presents the fourth annual James Dean Classic. It features the best of Indiana Sprint Week and Indiana Midget Week all in one night, as both the USAC AMSOIL national sprint cars and the USAC NOS Energy Drink national midgets will have full programs on the quarter-mile dirt oval on Thursday, Sept. 23.

A general admission ticket to that doubleheader is $30, with kids 12 and under free. A pit pass costs $35. The pit gate will open at 3 p.m., the grandstands at 5 p.m., and hot laps will be at 6:30 p.m.

The complete 2021 schedule and more information are on the track’s website at GasCityI69Speedway.com. Fans and competitors can also follow it on Twitter: @GasCitySpeedway; Instagram: @GasCitySpeedway and Facebook: GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas.

Gas City I-69 Speedway is located on State Road 22, approximately a half-mile west of I-69, exit 259. The quarter-mile dirt oval is about halfway between Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, and attracts drivers and fans from all over the Midwest.

The results:

Non-Wing Sprint Group 1 Qualifying: 1. Tyler Kendall, 12.284; 2. Kyle Simon, 12.565; 3. Anthony D’Alessio, 12.622; 4. Paul Dues, 12.899; 5. Jack James, 13.249; 6. David Gross, 14.878.

Non-Wing Sprint Group 2 Qualifying: 1. Zack Pretorius, 12.036; 2. Tyler Hewitt, 12.185; 3. Korbyn Hayslett, 12.199; 4. Aaron Davis, 12.262; 5. Matt McDonald, 12.296; 6. Dustin Ingle, 12.325.

Non-Wing Sprint Group 3 Qualifying: 1. Scotty Weir, 11.823; 2. Tim Creech, 12.189; 3. Parker Fredrickson, 12.189; 4. Max Guilford, 12.367; 5. Ryan Barr, 12.667; 6. Jack Hoyer, NT.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Tyler Kendall, 2. Anthony D’Alessio, 3. Kyle Simon, 4. Paul Dues, 5. Jack James, 6. Dave Gross (DNS).

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Tyler Hewitt, 2. Korbyn Hayslett, 3. Aaron Davis, 4. Dustin Ingle, 5. Matt McDonald, 6. Zack Pretorius.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Max Guilford, 2. Scotty Weir, 3. Parker Fredrickson, 4. Ryan Barr, 5. Tim Creech, 6. Jack Hoyer.

Non-Wing Sprint Feature (25 laps, with starting position in parenthesis): 1. Tyler Kendall (4); 2. Scotty Weir (1); 3. Tyler Hewitt (2); 4. Korbyn Hayslett (6); 5. Max Guilford (5); 6. Kyle Simon (7); 7. Dustin Ingle (11); 8. Aaron Davis (8); 9. Ryan Barr (12); 10. Tim Creech (15); 11. Paul Dues (10); 12. Zack Pretorius (16); 13. Jack James (13); 14. Dave Gross (18); 15. Jack Hoyer (17); 16. Parker Fredrickson (9); 17. Matt McDonald (14); 18. Anthony D’Alessio (3).

Lap leaders: Laps 1-5, Weir; laps 6-25, Kendall.

Margin of victory: 5.109 seconds

Fastest race lap: Weir, 12.818, lap 2

Modified Group 1 Qualifying: 1. Randy Lines, 13.402; 2. Cole Sink, 13.408; 3. Todd Sherman, 13.471; 4. Dylan Woodling, 13.652; 5. Nick Richards, 13.714; 6. Tony Anderson, 13.730; 7. Glenn Bradley, 14.028.

Modified Group 2 Qualifying: 1. Shane O’Connor, 13.334; 2. Jeffery Jessup, 13.590; 3. Josh Betts, 13.717; 4. Terry Grilliot, 13.980; 5. John Halsey, 14.049; 6. Chris Hicks, 14.280.

Modified Group 3 Qualifying: 1. Bub Roberts, 13.039; 2. Dillon Nusbaum, 13.258; 3. Clayton Bryant, 13.479; 4. Justin Gregory, 13.494; 5. Andy Bishop, 13.832; 6. Chad Coleman, 14.371.

Modified Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Todd Sherman, 2. Dylan Woodling, 3. Randy Lines, 4. Cole Sink, 5. Tony Anderson, 6. Nick Richards, 7. Glenn Bradley.

Modified Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Shane O’Connor, 2. Terry Grilliot, 3. Josh Betts, 4. Jeffery Jessup, 5. John Halsey, 6. Chris Hicks.

Modified Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Dillon Nusbaum, 2. Andy Bishop, 3. Bub Roberts, 4. Justin Gregory, 5. Chad Coleman, 6. Clayton Bryant.

Modified Feature (20 laps, with starting position in parentheses): 1. Todd Sherman (5); 2. Dylan Woodling (4); 3. Dillon Nusbaum (3); 4. Bub Roberts (9); 5. Andy Bishop (2); 6. Cole Sink (10); 7. Randy Lines (7); 8. Tony Anderson (13); 9. John Halsey (14); 10. Chad Coleman (15); 11. Justin Gregory (12); 12. Josh Betts (8); 13. Terry Grilliot (1); 14. Chris Hicks (17); 15. Nick Richards (16); 16. Jeffery Jessup (11); 17. Clayton Bryant (18); 18. Shane O’Connor (6); 19. Glenn Bradley (DNS).

Margin of victory: 1.017 seconds

Fastest race lap: Sherman, 13.505, lap 20.

Lap leaders: Lap 1, Bishop; laps 2-16, Woodling; laps 17-20, Sherman.

Street Stock Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Andy Bishop, 2. Tyler Bradley, 3. James Headley, 4. Marty French, 5. Jim Stuckey, 6. Jacob Owens, 7. Justin Long (DNS).

Street Stock Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Ervin Turner, 2. Tony Homan, 3. Jeffery Jessup,

4. James Headley Jr., 5. Maygin Collis, 6. Lee Hobbs, 7. Justin Rolston.

Street Stock Feature (15 laps, with starting position in parentheses): 1. Andy Bishop (1); 2. Ervin Turner (2); 3. Tyler Bradley (3); 4. Jeffery Jessup (4); 5. Lee Hobbs (11); 6. Tony Homan (5); 7. Marty French (6); 8. James Headley Jr. (7); 9. Jim Stuckey (8); 10. Justin Rolston (10); 11. Maygin Collis (9); 12. Jacob Owens (DNS); 13. Lee Hobbs (switched from H0 to 78; H0 DNS); 14. Justin Long (DNS).

Margin of victory: 1.555 seconds

Fastest race lap: Bishop, 14.124,lap 2

Lap leaders: Laps 1-15, Bishop

Hornet Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Eddie Tucker, 2. Nick Edwards, 3. Charlie Teegarden, 4. Robbie White, 5. Jaylen Meltzer, 6. Eric Solms (DNS).

Hornet Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Kolton Sollars, 2. Brady Hines, 3. Alexes Spaulding, 4. Tracey Runion, 5. Steven Owens

Hornet Feature (15 laps, with starting position in parentheses): 1. Kolton Sollars (2); 2. Alexes Spaulding (3); 3. Eric Solms (11); 4. Eddie Tucker Jr. (6); 5. Tracy Runion (8); 6. Charlie Teegarden (4); 7. Steven Owens (10); 8. Brady Hines (1); 9. Robbie White (7); 10. Nick Edwards (5); 11. Jaylen Metzler (9).

Margin of victory: 5.747 seconds

Fastest race lap: Sollars, 15.797, lap 4

Lap leaders: Laps 1-15, Sollars

AVSCA Warmups 1: 1. Louis Meyer III, 13.526; 2. Chad Freeman, 13.590; 3. Alan Brown, 14.102; 4. John Tosti, 14.123; 5. David Dennis, 14.495.

AVSCA Warmups 2: 1. Danny Pittman, 14.028; 2. Patrick Stewart, 14.272; 3. Jason Metzinger, 14.528; 4. Bryar Schroeter, 14.886.

AVSCA Sprints Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Louis Meyer III, 2. Danny Pittman, 3. Owen Barr, 4. John Tosti.

AVSCA Sprints Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Chad Freeman, 2. Patrick Stewart, 3. Alan Brown, 4. Jason Metzinger, 5. Bryar Schroeter (DNS).

AVSCA Sprints Feature (15 laps): 1. Danny Pittman (5); 2. Patrick Stewart (6); 3. Owen Barr (3); 4. Louis Meyer III (7); 5. Alan Brown (4); 6. John Tosti (1); 7. Jason Metzinger (2); 8. Chad Freeman (DNS); 9. Bryar Schroeter (DNS).

Margin of victory: 0.772 seconds

Fastest race lap: Pittman, 14.126, lap 2.

Lap leaders: Laps 1-2, Tosti; lap 3, Pittman; laps 4-8, Meyer; laps 9-15, Pittman.

 

CHAD RUHLMAN RUNS AWAY WITH THE NON-STOP RUSH SPRINT FEATURE IN NIGHT 1 OF "APPLE FESTIVAL NATIONALS" FOR 3RD WIN AT SHARON; TEDDY WILLIAMS II BECOMES THE 3RD DWARF CAR WINNER IN AS MANY 2021 RACES

By Mike Leone

September 10, 2021


(Hartford, OH)…Sharon Speedway kicked off night 1 of the annual "Apple Festival Nationals" on a beautiful Friday evening marking the seventh straight event completed during the 92nd anniversary season. Celebrating in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane were Chad Ruhlman-Terry Bowser Excavating RUSH Sprint Cars and Teddy Williams II-Joe's Radiator Service/Waterstone Mortgage by Sara Cipriano/R Tumbleweed Transportation Sportsman Dwarf Cars. In addition to the complete show for the RUSH Sprints and Dwarfs, qualifying events were run for the RUSH Late Model Tour, Penn-Ohio Pro Stocks, Whelen Econo Mods, and RUSH Sportsman Modified Tour. A total of 144 cars filled the pit area.

Chad Ruhlman broke free of nemesis Gale Ruth, Jr. early and was never challenged over the caution-free 20-lap Terry Bowser Excavating RUSH Sprint Car feature. The two-time Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series Champion and division's all-time feature winner earned his third $600 win of the season and seventh of his career at Sharon. The event was timed in 6:51.218.

“Hats off to the crew that does this race track,” expressed the 44-year-old Erie, Pa. racer. “This is the most fun I have, and I absolutely love this place. It’s smooth, top-to-bottom; you can bang around the cushion or idle around the bottom. I could hit the guardrail and actually hear the tires squeal when I hit it. The moisture was quite a ways up there so it was an advantage to be there if you could do it without killing the car. Gale (Ruth Jr) is tremendous on the cushion and when there’s traction he’s definitely hard to beat. Luckily there’s enough racing room here; I slid him and he slid me back then I got him one more time and it was really whoever got to the cushion first was going to win it. Hats off to all the guys that help me; they are probably more happy than I am to win. There’s still a long way to go for the championship, but this one helps.”

An invert 0 from the heat races placed the RUSH Sprint stars of Ruth and Ruhlman on the front row of the feature. Despite seven feature wins on the circuit this year and 13 for his career, Ruth, who has led several events this year at Sharon, had yet to ever win at the Hartford, Ohio oval. And Ruhlman, who is in a battle with Ruth for the $5,000 to-win championship, wasn't about to let Ruth's first Sharon win happen on this night.

After a couple slide jobs, Ruhlman took command; however, Ruth stayed within striking distance early on. Jarod Larson, who won the last two feature events, passed fellow former "410" Sprint Car great, Rod George, on lap two for third. By lap three, Ruhlman and Ruth began to distance themselves from the field, while eighth starting Ryan Fraley was halfway to the front taking fourth from George. George then lost fifth to Brian Hartzell on lap seven.

Lapped traffic came into play on lap 11 for Ruhlman, but Ruth wasn't able to make any ground up. Ruhlman in fact pulled away over the second half of the event in the Tim Engles-owned, Dirt Roads Logistics/Pennywell Sandblasting/Dotera Oils-sponsored #68 as his all-time leading 32nd career Series victory came by a huge margin of 4.399 seconds.

Ruth was second for the third time in the last four races at Sharon. Larson's two-race win streak ended with a third place as he's now finished in the top four of all four races he's competed in this year. Seventh starting Hartzell passed Fraley for fourth on lap four to easily beat his prior season best Sharon finish of seventh. Fraley was fifth. Completing the top 10 were Blaze Myers, John Mollick, Nolan Groves, Tyler Newhart, and George. Ruth and Ruhlman won the heat races over the 18-car field.

Teddy Williams II benefitted from spins by brother and sister, Joe and Angie Grzelak, to inherit the lead and eventual $500 win in the 15-lap Sportsman Dwarf Car feature. Williams became the third different winner in three races run this season for the Joe's Radiator Service, Waterstone Mortgage by Sara Cipriano, and R Tumbleweed Transportation-sponsored division.

“It looked like she (Angie Grzelak) started losing grip and I was glad to be able to avoid her,” explained the 26-year-old Leavittsburg, Ohio racer. “I ran my dad’s car here two years ago when I won the Apple Fest and the bottom was where the car hooked up the best so that’s where it was tonight too. I’d like thank my mom, dad, girlfriend, and everyone that helps me, and all the fans for coming out.”

After a seven-car pileup in turn one on the opening lap, Williams led the first two circuits before fourth starting Angie Grzelak took over on lap three. Joe Grzelak meanwhile passed Williams for second on lap four, but lost the handle one lap later moving Williams back to second. When racing resumed, Angie Grzelak appeared headed for her second win of the season and third of her career, but would spun in turn four with just over three laps to go.

Williams was handed the lead and fended off Shayne Meadows over the final four laps for his second career win in his Tire Bloomers/Leader Racecars/JBR Racing-sponsored #818. Jacob Eakin was third. Angie Grzelak charged back through the field in the final four laps to place fourth over fellow female racer Tiffany Williams. Sixth through 10th were Ted Williams, Joe Grzelak, Jr., Brandon Smith, Michael Heverly, and Jerry Langley. Heat winners were Angie and Joe Grzelak over the 18-car field.

Jeremy Wonderling set fast time in the Flynn’s Tire/Born2Run Lubricants RUSH Late Model Touring Series qualifying with a lap of 17.996 and won the first heat race to earn a total of $125. Joe Martin won the second heat race and the Sunoco Dash to earn the pole position for Saturday night’s “Cider Jug 40” presented by Zarin Truck & Auto and an anonymous donor in support of Autism Awareness in addition to $25 and a $100 Sunoco gift card.

The Gibson Insurance Agency Pro Stocks ran four heats for their 37-car Penn-Ohio Series field and were won by Jason Johns, Chris Schneider, Chris McGuire, and Paul Davis. Schneider then won the dash for the heat race winners to earn $250 from Razor Sharp Logistics and the pole for Saturday night’s 25-lap $2,000 to-win feature.

The Whelen Econo Mods ran three heats for their 28-car field and were won by Jeremy Double, Mitchell Wright, and Keith Felicetty. Felicetty then went on to win the dash for the top two heat race finishers to earn the pole position for Saturday’s 25-lap $2,500 to-win feature presented by BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse). Felicetty also won $100 and a five-foot trophy from Young Family Trucking for winning the dash for the top two heat races finishers.

The HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modified Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Touring Series saw 27 cars compete in heat race action with J.C. Boyer, Jordan Ehrenberg, and Kole Holden winning to set the lineup for Saturday’s 25-lap $800 to-win feature.

Tonight (Saturday), pits will open at 3 p.m. with general admission at 5. There will be a drivers meeting at 6 p.m. with Sprint motor heat at 6:15 p.m. and qualifying at 6:30. Racing will get underway at 7 p.m. featuring a complete show for the “410” Sprint Cars for $3,000 to-win plus the remainder of Friday’s program for the RUSH Late Model Tour, Penn-Ohio Pro Stocks, Whelen Econo Mods, and RUSH Sportsman Modified Tour. Cars that didn’t compete on Friday can tag the B mains tonight. General admission is $20, seniors are $15, and kids 13 and under are free. Pit passes are $35.

Terry Bowser Excavating RUSH Sprint Cars (20 laps, $600 to-win): 1. CHAD RUHLMAN (Engles 68) 2. Gale Ruth, Jr. (McConnell 24) 3. Jarod Larson (47) 4. Brian Hartzell (69) 5. Ryan Fraley (12) 6. Blaze Myers (43JR) 7. John Mollick (Clever 14) 8. Nolan Groves (Beedle 25) 9. Tyler Newhart (57N) 10. Rod George (Hull 41) 11. Brian Cressley (62) 12. Brad Church (40) 13. Jeremy Weaver (Clay 12c) 14. Amelia Clay (16c) 15. Russ Sansosti (23s) 16. Kevin Kaserman (13) 17. Jeff Metsger (20). DNS: Zach Morrow (Mahoney/Eckart 9J).

Joe's Radiator Service/Waterstone Mortgage by Sara Cipriano/R Tumbleweed Transportation Sportsman Dwarf Cars (15 laps, $500 to-win): 1. TEDDY WILLIAMS II (818) 2. Shayne Meadows (Ohl 9) 3. Jacob Eakin (14) 4. Angie Grzelak (57) 5. Tiffany Williams (58) 6. Ted Williams (48) 7. Joe Grzelak, Jr. (888) 8. Brandon Smith (13) 9. Michael Heverly (99B) 10. Jerry Langley (23L) 11. Drew Hannah (808) 12. Jared Thompson (25) 13. Jeff Davis (34) 14. Michael Keefe (99K) 15. Bobby Kutsch (33x) 16. Rex Billiter, Jr. (87) 17. Liam VenElzen (88). DNS: Tyler Yoho (9R).

Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sharonspdwy.

 

 

MOWA Sprint Car Series - Jacksonville Speedway

JACKSONVILLE, Illinois - In perhaps one of the most exciting A-Mains of the 2021 Morrow Brothers Ford MOWA Sprint Car Series feature events, Jake Neuman added another victory on the season.

Neuman overtook front row starter Jacob Patton and battled with Noah Gass, for most of the 25-Lap affair. At one point, Gass squeezed past Neuman to take the top spot, only to have the favor returned. While working through heavy lapped traffic, Neuman struggled to pull away, allowing Gass and others to close in.

Approaching the checkered flag in an event that would have been flag-to-flag, Gass made a desperate attempt to overtake Jake Neuman for the win, resulting in a violent accident sending him upside down and relinquishing his second-place position. Following the melee in turn four, remaining competitors then returned to action for a one lap shootout.

Neuman led the field back to the green and white flag and never once was challenged as he paved the way to his second career Morrow Brothers Ford MOWA Sprint Car Series feature event. Tenth-starting Joe B. Miller, piloting the NineSix Motorsports no. 96 advanced eight positions to score a second place finish. Ryan Bunton, Jason Keith and Jacob Patton rounded out the top five.

“This one means alot, everything that the Schuh family has done to get this race put together is awesome. I’m glad that we were able to win this race in honor of Carolyn, a long-time supporter of my racing program”, said Neuman in victory lane.

The Morrow Brothers Ford MOWA Sprint Car Series will travel north to the Spoon River Speedway on Saturday, September 11 for the 34th Annual Tom Knowles Memorial. Saturday’s event marks the twelfth visit for the series to the ⅜-mile Illinois oval. POWRi National Midgets, USAC/IMRA SPEED2 Midgets and DIRTcar Modifieds will be on the card as well.

The finish:

Jake Neuman, 2. Joe B. Miller, 3. Ryan Bunton, 4. Jason Keith, 5. Jacob Patton, 6. Robbie Standridge, 7. Jeremy Standridge, 8. Ayrton Gennetten, 9. Chris Urish, 10. Zach Daum, 11. Kameron Key, 12. Caden Englehart, 13. Landon Simon, 14. Brayton Lynch, 15. Riley Goodno, 16. Cory Bruns, 17. Dylan Tuxhorn, 18. Noah Gass, 19. Austin O’Dell, 20. Paul Nienhiser, 21. Terry Babb.

 

 

Crews Clicks Off Win No. Four with POWRi Midgets

Jacksonville, IL. (09/10/2021) Brent Crews, the 13 year old behind the wheel of the CBIndustries No. 86 found himself in victory lane at Jacksonville Speedway to click off win number four on the 2021 season. Crews carries great momentum into Saturday night's show at Spoon River Speedway in Canton, IL.

Starting on the outside pole for the 30-lap feature event, Crews fended for the top spot from the pole sitter, Shelby Boise. He then went on and overcame late race cautions, as well as the trick Jacksonville Speedway to earn another win.

At the drop of the green flag, Crews immediately charged into command while the rest of the field settled into place. Crews was one of the only cars to elect to go to the top side on the tricky track, while most cars followed in on the bottom for the first few laps. While he stretched his lead, Jake Neuman and Bryant Wiedeman battled for the second position but Neuman prevailed.

After a few late race cautions and the lapped cars getting put to the rear of the field, the leaders settled down and got into positions. Brent Crews led the field to the checkered along with Jake Neuman in second, Karter Sarff in third, Kaylee Bryson in fourth, and Daniel Adler rounded out the top five.

The Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League will be back in action tomorrow, Saturday September 11th at Spoon River Speedway in Caton, IL.

Midgets Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat 1 Winner: 3B-Shelby Boise MVT Services Heat 2 Winner: 01-Bryant Wiedeman Auto Meter Heat 3 Winner: 21-Emilio Hoover Max Papis Innovations High Point: 3B-Shelby Boise TRD Hard Charger:5-Gavan Boschele Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 86-Brent Crews POWRi Lucas Oil National & West Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 86-Brent Crews 2. 3N-Jake Neuman 3. 21K-Karter Sarff 4. 71-Kaylee Bryson 5. 50-Daniel Adler 6. 49-Joe B Miller 7. 5-Gavan Boschele 8. 72-Sam Johnson 9. 67K-Cade Lewis 10. 56-Mitchell Davis 11. 01-Bryant Wiedeman 12. 103-Broc Hunnell 13. 08-Zach Daum 14. 1K-Brayton Lynch 15. 81-Rylan Gray 16. 16C-David Camfield 17. 38-Chett Gehrke 18. 60E-Mark Billings 19. 23-Patrick Ryan 20. 3B-Shelby Boise 21. 93C-Korey Weyant 22. 51-Jake Griffin 23. 21-Emilio Hoover 24. 17C-Devin Camfield 25. 10C-Dalton Camfield

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Andrews gets late race 410 win at Attica, Jacobs earns championship; Missler dominates late models, Shiels wins 3rd track title; Weaver gets 8th 305 win, Miller earns title

Friday, Sept. 10, 2021

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Chris Andrews and his Jay Kiser Racing team have been fast all season but have had terrible luck. The Sandusky, Ohio driver put it all together Friday, Sept. 10 at Attica Raceway Park, taking the lead with just three laps to go and driving to the 410 sprint win on Kistler Racing Products/Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating presents the Mark Keegan Classic Championship Night.

Shreve, Ohio’s Trey Jacobs earned the Callie’s Performance Products 410 Sprints track title, joining his dad, Dean who won the Attica championship in 2011.

“It’s really cool. We lucked out to have that big of a point lead coming into the final night because really that was probably the worst night we’ve had all year. We weren’t really planning on doing the point deal but then we get part way through the year and we’re out front so I had to stick it out. It’s nice to claim a track championship at a place that most would consider the premiere weekly track in Ohio. Something to build off us and something to help this team out a little bit,” said Jacobs.

Andrews, a two time Attica champion, earned his 10th career victory in the 410 sprint division and it was worth $7,000 thanks to added money from the Baumann Auto Group.

“I didn’t get too excited. Stuart (Brubaker) gets going there and he gets excited early and Caleb (Griffith)…we were pretty equal. I couldn’t get too excited…every time he and I get around each other it’s like we run the tires off…I’ve done it a few times and I’ve learned from it. The car was good and the Kistler motor was running strong, Jay, Glenn and Jerry had the car great and we finally got a win. A lot of the season just wasn’t meant to be but we put it all together tonight,” said Andrews beside his Best Performance, Jimmy Bukket’s, Automatic Fire Protection, NAPA of Bryan, Shellukes, Kistler Racing Products, BH41, Burdue Insurance, American Drain Solutions, Berryman Shocks, Keizer Wheels, Fremont Fence, Vantage Branding, C Dub Designs backed #23.

The battle for the Attica championship for the Dirt Nerds Podcast/Propane.com UMP Late Models was very tight – only 19 points separated the top three – coming into the night. Britton, Michigan’s Devin Shiels just needed to finish a few spots in front of Ryan Markham to secure the title and he did just that, coming home second in the feature behind Bellevue, Ohio’s Ryan Missler to secure his third track title and second in a row by just 12 points over Markham.

“I felt a little pressure coming into this but it wasn’t double points so it was a little easier. This is the second time we’ve double up the championships for here and Oakshade,” said Shiels. “I really feel bad for Markham (Ryan) and Irey (Matt) for losing some motors this year. I’m glad we were in the hunt all season long. I think there was only one night when we were outside the top 10,” said Shiels.

For Missler, a five time Attica champion, it was a dominant performance as he led all 25 laps to secure his second feature win of the year and 16th of his career in the super late model division.

“The car was really good…I have to give my crew chief props. We went to Eldora last Sunday and when you go to different tracks you can learn different things about your car and we learned a little something. I have to thank Attica Raceway Park for the good track surface…we go to a lot of places and it’s rough but Attica, even though it’s a little dirty, is smooth and we can race on it. I want to thank my father-in-law Dave, my wife and Evan…they’ve really been helping on the car during the week. We’ve been busy in the shop and I don’t have time to work on it like I used to. I can’t do it without them,” said Missler beside his Golden Giant Building Systems, Big D’s Pizza, MGX Technologies, Kepling Flooring, Handy Grafix, Rich Farmers’ Napa group, Schuder Technologies, York Fabrication, T-Town Lawn Care, Terry McConnell Excavating, NAPA of Bryan, SCS Gearbox, Keizer Wheels, Missler’s Sweets, Accu-Force backed #50.

In the Fremont Fence 305 Sprints Fremont’s Paul Weaver, a five time track champion, dominated the feature, winning by nearly six seconds for his 8th victory of 2021 at Attica. He now has 64 career wins for the division to lead all drivers in the history of the track. He has 13 total feature wins in 2021, having five at Fremont Speedway as well.

“It’s easy to start up front…it’s a world of difference here. I kept the momentum up top…I got a little tight but that was probably a good thing and not get loose and hanging out and not going forward,” said Weaver beside his B&B Drain Service, Hampshire Racing Engines, M&L Excavating, Adkins Motorsports, Weaver Performance backed #1W.

Fremont’s Jamie Miller came into the night with such a huge point lead all he had to do was take the green and he wrapped up his third career Attica championship. It was a good thing too as he was involved in an early race crash, sidelining him from the feature. In fact, coming into the final two nights of the year Miller hadn’t finished outside of the top four, but the past two weeks saw an 11th and a 22nd place finishes.

“I must have did this just right. I had a big enough lead coming in all I needed to do was take a green flag and it was in the bag. The car was actually good tonight we just didn’t have any speed and we don’t know why. We finally hit back on it in the feature and I tangled with a guy spinning it out and it ended the evening. We probably could have snuck a top five out of this,” said Miller.

Andrews and Harli White brought the field to green for the 30-lap 410 sprint A-main with Andrews fending off White for the lead with Stuart Brubaker, Caleb Griffith, RJ Jacobs and Craig Mintz in tow. With two laps in Jacobs and Cole Macedo tangled ending their night. On the restart Brubaker made a two-for-one pass to take the lead over Andrews, White and Griffith.

Brubaker, who has a win at Attica in 2021, pulled away while Andrews and Griffith battled for second with White holding off Mintz for fourth. By lap 10 Andrews began to reel in Brubaker but in heavy lapped traffic it was Griffith who stole second to chase down Brubaker. Brubaker’s great run ended on lap 17 when he cut a tire, giving the lead to Griffith over Andrews, Mintz and White.

For the next two laps the top three battled one another to the delight of the fans. With eight laps to go Griffith had secured the top spot and pulled away slightly from Andrews, Mintz, Greg Wilson and White. With four laps to go the leaders encountered two lapped cars that were racing side by side. Andrews used the situation to his advantage and drove under Griffith for the lead coming to complete lap 27.

Andrews held off a last ditch slider from Griffith for the win with Mintz, Wilson and White rounding out the top five.

Pole-sitter Missler grabbed the lead at the drop of the green for the 25-lap late model feature and after a first lap challenge from Shiels, never looked back, driving to the victory. Shiels battled with Rusty Schlenk early for second but Schlenk pulled off on lap six with mechanical issues. Only a lap 10 caution would slow Missler’s march to victory lane. Once the green came back out he drove away to the victory over Shiels, Eric Spangler, Mike Bores and Matt Irey.

Weaver battled with Zeth Sabo the first five laps of the 305 A-main before pulling away. A couple of early race cautions kept the field close, but after the final yellow flew on lap 9, Weaver checked out, winning by 5.7 seconds. A good battle ensued most of the race for second involving Sabo and Logan Riehl. Sabo got by Riehl coming to the checkers for second with Matt Foos and Mike Keegan rounding out the top five.

Attica Raceway Park would like to thank all the race teams, fans, marketing partners and employees for a fantastic 2021 season that saw 20 events take place.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

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In 2008, Kistler Racing Products opened to add a full product line to the already 15 year established business located within Kistler Engines Inc. shop in rural Fremont, Ohio. Kistler Racing Products is proud to provide a wide array of high quality, dependable and race winning capable parts, most in stock. Kistler Racing Products and Kistler Engines are proud of their unique niche – the only comprehensive shop for dirt sprints in the United States where you can build a car from the ground up including motor and arrive at the race track in a one-stop shopping atmosphere. Kistlers supplies everything you need. Kistler Racing Products will give you the technical support and one on one personalized customer service that you deserve.

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Attica Raceway Park

Friday, Sept. 20, 2021

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410 Sprints – Callie’s Performance Products

Qualifying

1.23-Chris Andrews, 12.622; 2.97-Greg Wilson, 12.633; 3.33W-Caleb Griffith, 12.660; 4.14-Tyler Street, 12.708; 5.1-Nate Dussel, 12.744; 6.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.792; 7.09-Craig Mintz, 12.848; 8.5T-Travis Philo, 12.911; 9.18J-RJ Jacobs, 12.916; 10.18-Cole Macedo, 12.921; 11.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.959; 12.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.031; 13.12-Kyle Capodice, 13.036; 14.2L-Landon LaLonde, 13.118; 15.27S-John Ivy, 13.159; 16.2-Ricky Peterson, 13.271; 17.11N-Harli White, 13.275; 18.44-Dylan Norris, 13.293; 19.16-DJ Foos, 13.411; 20.83-Wes McIntyre, 13.580; 21.20-Danial Burkhart, 13.629; 22.28M-Conner Morrell, 13.906; 23.09A-Justin Adams, 14.313;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 11N-Harli White[1] ; 2. 18-Cole Macedo[3] ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 4. 44-Dylan Norris[5] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[2] ; 6. 09A-Justin Adams[8] ; 7. 16-DJ Foos[6] ; 8. 20-Danial Burkhart[7]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[2] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 4. 14-Tyler Street[4] ; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs[5] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[6] ; 7. 83-Wes McIntyre[7] ; 8. 28M-Conner Morrell[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 18J-RJ Jacobs[1] ; 2. 33W-Caleb Griffith[2] ; 3. 97-Greg Wilson[3] ; 4. 2L-Landon LaLonde[6] ; 5. 23-Chris Andrews[4] ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice[5] ; 7. 27S-John Ivy[7]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 23-Chris Andrews[1] ; 2. 33W-Caleb Griffith[6] ; 3. 09-Craig Mintz[5] ; 4. 97-Greg Wilson[10] ; 5. 11N-Harli White[2] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[8] ; 7. 2-Ricky Peterson[14] ; 8. 14-Tyler Street[12] ; 9. 1-Nate Dussel[9] ; 10. 16-DJ Foos[19] ; 11. 44-Dylan Norris[11] ; 12. 2L-Landon LaLonde[13] ; 13. 3J-Trey Jacobs[15] ; 14. 27S-John Ivy[21] ; 15. 12-Kyle Capodice[18] ; 16. 83-Wes McIntyre[20] ; 17. 28M-Conner Morrell[22] ; 18. 09A-Justin Adams[16] ; 19. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 20. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[17] ; 21. 18J-RJ Jacobs[3] ; 22. 18-Cole Macedo[7]

305 Sprints – Fremont Fence

Qualifying

1.1W-Paul Weaver, 13.762; 2.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 13.823; 3.32-Bryce Lucius, 13.829; 4.X-Mike Keegan, 13.856; 5.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 13.889; 6.16-Zeth Sabo, 13.903; 7.21-Larry Kingseed Jr, 13.936; 8.7M-Brandon Moore, 13.943; 9.36-Seth Schneider, 13.976; 10.47-Matt Lucius, 13.982; 11.5K-Kasey Jedrzejek, 13.983; 12.9R-Logan Riehl, 14.008; 13.3F-Wade Fraley, 14.012; 14.61-Tyler Shullick, 14.048; 15.26-Jamie Miller, 14.068; 16.22-Justin Lusk, 14.068; 17.34-Jud Dickerson, 14.144; 18.15K-Creed Kemenah, 14.165; 19.Z10-Chris Verda, 14.166; 20.12F-Matt Foos, 14.217; 21.19R-Steve Rando, 14.221; 22.3X-Brandon Riehl, 14.264; 23.5-Kody Brewer, 14.265; 24.3M-Logan Mongeau, 14.347; 25.63-Randy Ruble, 14.367; 26.15B-Brad Reber, 14.389; 27.77X-Jamin Kindred, 14.483; 28.51-Garrett Craine, 14.563; 29.86-Zack Miller, 15.255; 30.2-Brenden Torok, 99.990;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 9R-Logan Riehl[2] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 3. X15-Kasey Ziebold[4] ; 4. 15K-Creed Kemenah[1] ; 5. Z10-Chris Verda[5] ; 6. 63-Randy Ruble[6] ; 7. 15B-Brad Reber[7] ; 8. 2-Brenden Torok[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 12F-Matt Foos[1] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 4. 5-Kody Brewer[5] ; 5. 3M-Logan Mongeau[6] ; 6. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[2] ; 7. 86-Zack Miller[8] ; 8. 77X-Jamin Kindred[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 16-Zeth Sabo[2] ; 2. 32-Bryce Lucius[3] ; 3. 47-Matt Lucius[1] ; 4. 61-Tyler Shullick[5] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[4] ; 6. 26-Jamie Miller[7] ; 7. 22-Justin Lusk[6]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

1. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[3] ; 2. X-Mike Keegan[4] ; 3. 34-Jud Dickerson[1] ; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[5] ; 5. 3X-Brandon Riehl[6] ; 6. 51-Garrett Craine[7] ; 7. 3F-Wade Fraley[2]

B-Main 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[2] ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 3. Z10-Chris Verda[1] ; 4. 22-Justin Lusk[6] ; 5. 63-Randy Ruble[3] ; 6. 15B-Brad Reber[5] ; 7. 2-Brenden Torok[7]

B-Main 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[3] ; 2. 3X-Brandon Riehl[2] ; 3. 3M-Logan Mongeau[1] ; 4. 86-Zack Miller[5] ; 5. 77X-Jamin Kindred[7] ; 6. 51-Garrett Craine[4] ; 7. 3F-Wade Fraley[6]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[1] ; 2. 16-Zeth Sabo[2] ; 3. 9R-Logan Riehl[5] ; 4. 12F-Matt Foos[7] ; 5. X-Mike Keegan[4] ; 6. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[9] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[11] ; 8. 19R-Steve Rando[16] ; 9. 5-Kody Brewer[14] ; 10. Z10-Chris Verda[21] ; 11. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 12. 32-Bryce Lucius[10] ; 13. X15-Kasey Ziebold[3] ; 14. 34-Jud Dickerson[12] ; 15. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[17] ; 16. 3X-Brandon Riehl[20] ; 17. 61-Tyler Shullick[15] ; 18. 47-Matt Lucius[8] ; 19. 15K-Creed Kemenah[13] ; 20. 3M-Logan Mongeau[22] ; 21. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[18] ; 22. 26-Jamie Miller[19]

Late Models – Dirt Nerds Podcast/Propane.com

Qualifying

1.91-Rusty Schlenk, 14.749; 2.94-Mike Bores, 14.912; 3.44S-Colin Shipley, 15.002; 4.71-Matt Irey, 15.232; 5.92-Justin Chance, 15.233; 6.50-Ryan Missler, 15.233; 7.27S-Eric Spangler, 15.238; 8.19X-Cody Bauer, 15.256; 9.51-Devin Shiels, 15.508; 10.59-Larry Bellman, 15.536; 11.5M-Ryan Markham, 15.585; 12.27-Ken Hahn, 15.788; 13.28-Kent Brewer, 15.866; 14.29-Nate Potts, 15.889; 15.23H-Craig Hartong, 15.917; 16.20P-Jim Plotts, 16.189;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 51-Devin Shiels[1] ; 2. 27S-Eric Spangler[2] ; 3. 94-Mike Bores[4] ; 4. 92-Justin Chance[3] ; 5. 59-Larry Bellman[5] ; 6. 28-Kent Brewer[6] ; 7. 23H-Craig Hartong[7] ; 8. 20P-Jim Plotts[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 50-Ryan Missler[1] ; 2. 91-Rusty Schlenk[4] ; 3. 71-Matt Irey[2] ; 4. 19X-Cody Bauer[5] ; 5. 5M-Ryan Markham[6] ; 6. 27-Ken Hahn[7] ; 7. 29-Nate Potts[8] ; 8. 44S-Colin Shipley[3]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 50-Ryan Missler[1] ; 2. 51-Devin Shiels[2] ; 3. 27S-Eric Spangler[3] ; 4. 94-Mike Bores[5] ; 5. 71-Matt Irey[6] ; 6. 19X-Cody Bauer[8] ; 7. 5M-Ryan Markham[10] ; 8. 27-Ken Hahn[12] ; 9. 59-Larry Bellman[9] ; 10. 28-Kent Brewer[11] ; 11. 20P-Jim Plotts[15] ; 12. 29-Nate Potts[14] ; 13. 23H-Craig Hartong[13] ; 14. 92-Justin Chance[7] ; 15. 91-Rusty Schlenk[4] ; 16. 44S-Colin Shipley[16]

 

 

Cam Schafer makes his 40th career visit to Rock Auto Victory Lane in Jackson, MN

After heavy rains forced the cancellation of Friday’s opening night of the weekend at Jackson Motorplex, a hearty 18 teams checked in to do battle for the revised opener of the Labor Day weekend. The Pirtek Renegades teamed up with the Mid-American Renegades for the first of three nights of traditional sprint car action. The Renegades shared the ticket with MSTS 360 sprints for the C & B Operations Power Series Nationals.

Jake Kouba raced to the win in the first ten lap qualifier and Cam Schafer scored the win in the second heat while also racking up the most passing points, 158, charging up from seventh.

After the redraw, it was Schafer and Mike Mueller pacing the Reaction Time Sports podcast lineup to green for the twenty lap feature, with Schafer squirting to the point into the first set of turns. With the field mostly sticking low, Schafer pulled a bit of a cushion over the battle for second between Mueller and Kouba. Early on, the battle for fifth was the busiest, between Jeremy Kerzman, Brian Van Meveren, Nick DaRonco and Bryan Roach. Lap nine saw the caution fly as Van Meveren rolled to a stop on the front stretch - giving up fifth place, and fourth running Jon Lewerer left the race after clipping an infield implement tire on the restart.

Back under green, Schafer resumed his race dominance ahead of Mueller, Kouba, DaRonco and Roach. DaRonco was one of the few cars running a higher groove and Roach was able to briefly sneak under him for fourth, but the Britt, Minnesota chauffeur stuck to his high groove guns and quickly reclaimed the position. At the checkers, Schafer nabbed his eleventh Pirtek sticker of the summer and twelfth overall, including his Mid-American Renegade win in July. The eleventh win extends Schafer’s historic record for most UMSS wins in a single season, and also his Renegade record of 40 career visits to Rock Auto victory lane. Mueller continued his season-long trend of podium finishes as the runner-up, his twelfth finish in the top three to go with three wins. DaRonco made his high groove pay off, nipping Kouba at the line for third with Roach completing the top five.

In other Renegade action, the Western and Northern Renegades converged at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks on Friday, with Adam Sobolik claiming the win. On Saturday, the Western Renegades trekked deeper into North Dakota where Sobolik picked up another win, his ninth of the season, at Devils Lake Speedway. The Northern Renegades turned north on Saturday to Greenbush Race Park, where Paul Schultz claimed his fourth victory of the season. The Pirtek/Mid-American weekend series continues Sunday and Monday night in Brandon, South Dakota as they once again join the 360s for the Power Series Nationals at Huset’s Speedway.

 

 

Cam Sweeps at Huset's and takes win #3 on the Weekend

Brandon, SD, September 5, 2021 by Terry Lenhertz

On Sunday night, the Pirtek and Mid-American Renegades teams drove 75 minutes further west on I-90 to Huset’s Speedway, once again joining the 360s for the Power Series Nationals. Brandon, SD, September 6, 2021

The Pirtek and Mid-American Renegades wrapped up their Labor Day weekend at Huset’s Speedway on Monday night, capping off a three-event far west swing for the budget minded series. Scott Brandt and Cam Schafer picked up the 10-lap qualifiers, while Jake Kouba collected the most passing points with 136.

After the redraw, it was Brandt and Nick DaRonco pacing the Reaction Time Sports podcast lineup for the twenty-five lap feature to conclude the long weekend. At the drop of the green, DaRonco stomped the throttle to put his #8 in the early lead ahead of Kerzman, Jon Lewerer, Brandt, Schafer, and Kouba. In the early goings, DaRonco and Kerzman rode the cushion and separated from the battle for third, held for several laps by Lewerer. At the crossed flags, it was still DaRonco and Kerzman at the point, but Schafer had cleared the battle for third and was closing while Lewerer and Brandt were deadlocked for fourth. On lap 15, Schafer squeezed under Kerzman and immediately went to work on DaRonco. With DaRonco mashing the loud pedal up high, Schafer consistently found speed down low exiting turn four and on lap 19, made it stick for good, taking over the lead. The last 6 laps clicked off caution free with Schafer nailing down his third clean sweep of the weekend ahead of DaRonco, Kerzman, Lewerer and Brandt.

The Pirtek Renegades are back at home this weekend, returning to Cedar Lake Speedway for the 21st Jerry Richert memorial on Saturday, September 11, before closing out their season the following weekend, again at CLS, for the annual Legendary 100, September 16 - 18.

Cam Schafer stayed hot from the previous evening in winning the first heat while also leading in the passing points, with Scott Brandt winning heat two. Schafer's good fortune carried through to the draw as he drew the pole for the finale, sharing the front row of the Reaction Time Sports podcast lineup with Jeremy Kerzman.

At the drop of the green, Schafer surprised no one in staking claim to the front. Most of the field hugged the bottom, save for Kerzman who elected to run the cushion. The high line didn’t pay early dividends, as the 3k drifted back to fourth, then fifth as Mike Mueller joined the battle for second with Jake Kouba and Scott Brandt. As Schafer cruised out front, Kerzman eventually joined the low runners just as Nick DaRonco decided to try upstairs. The high groove reaped benefits in turns three and four, but heavy berm in one and two proved dangerous and tricky - giving both Kerzman and DaRonco a high speed challenge. At the final double checkers, Schafer nailed down his second clean-sweep win of the weekend ahead of Kouba, his 14th visit of the summer to Rock Auto victory lane. While taking a look several times, Mueller never found a door opened wide enough to take third away from Brandt. And DaRonco willed his #8 in that high groove into the top five.

In other Renegade action, the Northern Renegades locked horns again at Greenbush Race Park and “The Joker” Chris Lewis charged up from his fourth row starting spot to claim his fourth sticker of the summer. The Western Renegades ran their second consecutive night at Devils Lake and saw Myles Tomlinson race from eighth in collecting his sixth feature win of the season. The Pirtek Renegades are back at home this weekend, returning to Cedar Lake Speedway for the 21st Jerry Richert memorial on Saturday, September 11.

Brandon, SD, September 6, 2021

The Pirtek and Mid-American Renegades wrapped up their Labor Day weekend at Huset’s Speedway on Monday night, capping off a three-event far west swing for the budget minded series. Scott Brandt and Cam Schafer picked up the 10-lap qualifiers, while Jake Kouba collected the most passing points with 136.

After the redraw, it was Brandt and Nick DaRonco pacing the Reaction Time Sports podcast lineup for the twenty-five lap feature to conclude the long weekend. At the drop of the green, DaRonco stomped the throttle to put his #8 in the early lead ahead of Kerzman, Jon Lewerer, Brandt, Schafer, and Kouba. In the early goings, DaRonco and Kerzman rode the cushion and separated from the battle for third, held for several laps by Lewerer. At the crossed flags, it was still DaRonco and Kerzman at the point, but Schafer had cleared the battle for third and was closing while Lewerer and Brandt were deadlocked for fourth. On lap 15, Schafer squeezed under Kerzman and immediately went to work on DaRonco. With DaRonco mashing the loud pedal up high, Schafer consistently found speed down low exiting turn four and on lap 19, made it stick for good, taking over the lead. The last 6 laps clicked off caution free with Schafer nailing down his third clean sweep of the weekend ahead of DaRonco, Kerzman, Lewerer and Brandt.

The Pirtek Renegades are back at home this weekend, returning to Cedar Lake Speedway for the 21st Jerry Richert memorial on Saturday, September 11, before closing out their season the following weekend, again at CLS, for the annual Legendary 100, September 16 - 18.

 

 

Price-Miller and Schafer Victorious at Huset's Speedway During C & B Operations Power Series Nationals Finale

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (Sept. 6, 2021) - Parker Price-Miller and Cam Schafer wrapped up the C & B Operations Power Series Nationals by visiting Victory Lane on Monday night at Huset's Speedway.

Price-Miller collected the $10,000 top prize for scoring the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series triumph while Schafer won his third straight Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series Non-Wing Sprints race of the weekend.

Jack Dover quickly took the lead during the 30-lap winged 360ci sprint car A Main before Henderson drove around him in turns one and two on Lap 6. Henderson held onto the point until he got a bit sideways on the top in turn three while checking up for another driver on Lap 19. That allowed Price-Miller to pounce on the bottom and he quickly took the lead.

A pair of cautions bunched the field together in the final nine laps, but Price-Miller was fast out front and held on to win by 0.814 seconds.

"We were really good tonight," he said. "I was a little worried after the heat race. We were really tight.

"(In the feature) we got to third pretty quick. I bided my time. We weren't perfect, but we were good enough to get the job done. We didn't know which way the track was going to go so we played it safe and got the job done."

Henderson's runner-up result gave him three podiums during the three C & B Operations Power Series Nationals races throughout Labor Day Weekend.

"I'm very happy to have this car on the frontstretch tonight," he said. "I'm really proud of this team. I'm very happy to have friends like we do. It's fun racing with these guys and I wouldn't do it any other way."

Dover rounded out the podium with a third-place showing.

"My motor runs good, but we need that little edge on them," he said. "I tried something there in the feature and I think I went the wrong way. You live and learn and go to the next weekend."

Matt Juhl placed fourth and Scott Bogucki rounded out the top five.

Cody Ledger, Riley Goodno, Christopher Thram and Jake Martens picked up heat race wins and Goodno was also the B Main winner.

Meanwhile, Schafer remained undefeated on the weekend with this third Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series Non-Wing Sprints feature triumph on Monday evening. This time he had to work for it throughout the feature before capitalizing on a late-race pass.

Nick DaRonco led the first 18 laps of the 25-lap A Main, but Jeremy Kerzman and Schafer were close throughout. Schafer edged into the runner-up position on Lap 16 and three laps later he took the lead on the bottom in turn four en route to his third victory in the last three nights.

"That thing is a rocket ship," he said. "I ran the top really well. This thing is good on the bottom. It's usually not how I roll. It's been a hell of a weekend and I'm having a blast."

DaRonco secured a second-place result with Kerzman third, Jon Lewerer fourth and Scott Brandt fifth.

Brandt and Schafer each won a heat race.

Next up at the track will be the Huset's Speedway USAC Nationals featuring the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars and USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series this Friday through Sunday.

C & B OPERATIONS POWER SERIES NATIONALS RACE RESULTS AT HUSET'S SPEEDWAY (Sept. 6, 2021) -

Midwest Power Series/Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 Sprint Cars

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 5X-Parker Price-Miller (3); 2. 83-Justin Henderson (1); 3. 53-Jack Dover (2); 4. 09-Matt Juhl (4); 5. 28-Scott Bogucki (6); 6. 40-Clint Garner (14); 7. 35-Skylar Prochaska (21); 8. 27-Carson McCarl (16); 9. 14-Brooke Tatnell (15); 10. 5T-Ryan Timms (5); 11. 24T-Chris Thram (17); 12. 22-Kaleb Johnson (7); 13. 2-Chase Porter (23); 14. 14T-Tim Estenson (20); 15. 22X-Riley Goodno (19); 16. 44-Chris Martin (13); 17. 27B-Jake Martens (22); 18. 20-Brant O'Banion (24); 19. (DNF) 35L-Cody Ledger (18); 20. (DNF) 11M-Brendan Mullen (9); 21. (DNF) 12-Troy Schreurs (10); 22. (DNF) 5-Eric Lutz (8); 23. (DNF) 99-Terry McCarl (11); 24. (DNF) 9X-Jake Bubak (12).

B Feature (15 Laps): 1. 22X-Riley Goodno (1); 2. 14T-Tim Estenson (2); 3. 35-Skylar Prochaska (3); 4. 27B-Jake Martens (4); 5. 2-Chase Porter (7); 6. 20-Brant O'Banion (5); 7. 88-Scottie McDonald (11); 8. 86-Elliot Amdahl (16); 9. 15C-Carter Chevalier (15); 10. 4-Cody Hansen (9); 11. 57B-Boyd Peterson (12); 12. 10-Lincoln Drewis (17); 13. 32-Darin Spielman (14); 14. (DNF) 44S-Jared Sewell (10); 15. (DNF) 3-Ryan Johnson (19); 16. (DNF) 18D-Dalton Domagala (18); 17. (DNF) 17-Lee Goos Jr (6); 18. (DNF) 14X-Jody Rosenboom (8); 19. (DNF) 101-Chuck McGillivray (13); 20. (DNS) 10P-Dylan Postier; 21. (DNS) 13MJ-Brandon Halverson; 22. (DNS) 98-Nate Barger.

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 35L-Cody Ledger (1); 2. 27-Carson McCarl (2); 3. 28-Scott Bogucki (4); 4. 14-Brooke Tatnell (3); 5. 22-Kaleb Johnson (5); 6. 32-Darin Spielman (10); 7. (DNF) 10P-Dylan Postier (7); 8. (DNF) 5-Eric Lutz (6); 9. (DNF) 88-Scottie McDonald (8); 10. (DNS) 98-Nate Barger.

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 22X-Riley Goodno (1); 2. 09-Matt Juhl (4); 3. 44-Chris Martin (3); 4. 5T-Ryan Timms (5); 5. 5X-Parker Price-Miller (6); 6. 2-Chase Porter (7); 7. 57B-Boyd Peterson (9); 8. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (8); 9. 10-Lincoln Drewis (10); 10. (DNF) 17-Lee Goos Jr (2).

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 24T-Chris Thram (2); 2. 83-Justin Henderson (6); 3. 40-Clint Garner (3); 4. 9X-Jake Bubak (4); 5. 20-Brant O'Banion (1); 6. 14X-Jody Rosenboom (7); 7. 12-Troy Schreurs (5); 8. 15C-Carter Chevalier (9); 9. 44S-Jared Sewell (8); 10. 18D-Dalton Domagala (10).

Heat 4 (10 Laps): 1. 27B-Jake Martens (1); 2. 11M-Brendan Mullen (4); 3. 35-Skylar Prochaska (2); 4. 53-Jack Dover (6); 5. 14T-Tim Estenson (3); 6. 4-Cody Hansen (7); 7. 99-Terry McCarl (5); 8. 86-Elliot Amdahl (9); 9. 101-Chuck McGillivray (8); 10. 3-Ryan Johnson (10).

Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series Non-Wing Sprints

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 54-Cam Schafer (4); 2. 8-Nick DaRonco (2); 3. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (3); 4. 69S-Jon Lewerer (5); 5. 7-Scott Brandt (1); 6. 99-Bryan Roach (9); 7. 6-Jake Kouba (6); 8. 87-Mike Mueller (15); 9. 10-Zach Widdes (10); 10. 20L-Lucas Logue (7); 11. 2C-Brad Cunningham (8); 12. 65-Lucas Nellis (14); 13. 609-Casey Lang (11); 14. 57-Ryan Buck (13); 15. 84-Joshua Johnson (12); 16. 04-Brian Trembath (17); 17. (DNF) 1-Chuck Schumacher (16).

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 7-Scott Brandt (2); 2. 6-Jake Kouba (5); 3. 8-Nick DaRonco (7); 4. 20L-Lucas Logue (6); 5. 84-Joshua Johnson (1); 6. 57-Ryan Buck (4); 7. 609-Casey Lang (9); 8. (DNF) 1-Chuck Schumacher (3); 9. (DNF) 04-Brian Trembath (8).

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 54-Cam Schafer (2); 2. 69S-Jon Lewerer (1); 3. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (4); 4. 2C-Brad Cunningham (3); 5. 99-Bryan Roach (6); 6. 10-Zach Widdes (8); 7. 65-Lucas Nellis (5); 8. 87-Mike Mueller (7).

UP NEXT -

Friday through Sunday for the Huset's Speedway USAC Nationals featuring the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars and USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series

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Tri-City Raceway Park Celebrates Labor Day Classic
(Franklin, PA September 5, 2021): Despite threatening weather on Sunday which delayed the racing action for about two hours, Tri-City Raceway Park completed the first Labor Day Classic held under the direction of second-year owner and promoter, Merle Black. Taking the wins in the headline Shawgo Real Estate LLC 410 Sprint Cars were the duo from Appollo, PA, A.J. Flick, and Sye Lynch.
Joining Flick in victory celebrations Saturday night were Jeremiah Shingledecker (Krill Recycling LLC 358 Modifieds), Tim Bish (Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Pro Stocks), Gale Ruth, Jr. (Gary Glass Automotive and Washington House RUSH Sprints), Justin Bailey (4 Your Car Connection Mini Stocks), Garrett Davenport (Junior Sprints Open), and Mason McAndrew (Junior Sprints Stock).
Sunday night winners, along with Lynch, were Garrett Krummert (BRP Modified Tour), Tim Bish (Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Pro Stocks), Rod George (Gary Glass Automotive and Washington House RUSH Sprints), Philip King (4 Your Car Connection Mini Stocks), and Garrett Davenport (Junior Sprints Open).
In the Shawgo Real Estate LLC 410 Sprint main Saturday, Bob Felmlee took the lead and held control for the first ten laps of the event. Flick took over on lap eleven and was not threatened the rest of the way. George Hobaugh and Miachael Bauer moved into second and third, respectively. Felmlee was fourth and Sye Lynch recovered from an early race spin to take fifth.
Positions six through ten went to point champion Brandon Matus, Dan Kuriger, Carl Bowser, Clay Riney, and Logan McCandless.
The heat winners were Hobaugh, Jack Sodeman, Jr., and Lynch. There was no B Main.
The Krill Recycling LLC 358 Modified feature was marred by numerous cautions and three engine failures. One racer that had no trouble, though, was Jeremiah Shingledecker, who added another win to his impressive season accomplishments. Jimmy Holden, Rick Regalski, Kyle Fink, and J.R. McGinley rounded out the top five.
Sixth went to Tom Holden, followed by John Smith, Ryan Riffe, Lonny Riggs, and D.J. Schrader.
The heat victories went to Regalski and Fink. There was no B Main.
Tim Bish outpaced Chris Schneider for the win in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Pro Stock A Main, Bobby Whitling, Curt Bish, and Jackson Humanic completed the top five. Next across the line were Hunter Exley, Chris Withers, Jason Johns, Josh Seippel, and Curtis J. Bish.
Preliminaries went to Seippel, Schneider, and Larry Kugel. There was no B Main.
The Gary Glass Automotive and Washington House RUSH Sprints went to Gale Ruth, Jr. Versatile John Mollick was second, followed by Chad Ruhlman, Blaze Myers, and Arnie Kent. Rod George was sixth, and then came Brad Church, Tyler Newhart, Nolan Groves, and A.J. MacQuarrie.
Heats went to Kent and Myers. There was no B Main.
In the 4 Your Car Connection Mini Stocks, point champion Justin Bailey picked up the win, with Brandon Huffman, Chad Greeley, Jesse Armstrong, and Levi Maskal trailing. D.J. Macrae, Izaac Irvin, Adam Aley, Evan Sobieski, and Michael Barr were the next five finishers.
Greeley, Bailey, and Dalton Speer won their heats, and Sobieski took the B Main.
In Sunday action, Clay Riney was well on his way toward a career-first Shawgo Real Estate LLC 410 Sprint Car win. He led the first twenty-three laps. But, Sye Lynch powered by him in turn four headed for the white flag. Lynch got the nod and Riney had to settle for second. Brandon Matus, A.J. Flick, and Carl Bowser were third through fifth.

Bob Felmlee, Dan Kuriger, Michael Bauer, Brent Matus, and Chase Metheny completed the top ten.
Heat wins were chalked up by Lynch and Flick. There was no B Main.
In the BRP Modified Tour A Main, Brad Rapp took the initial lead. But, Garrett Krummert steadily worked his way forward from eighth on the starting grid. Once he assumed command with a powerful outside move in turn four, there was no looking back. However, with the checkered flag in view, the final caution was displayed, setting up a green-white-checkered finish. The two-lap dash did not alter the outcome.
Krummert, Ryan Susice, and Rapp were the top three. Chad Brachmann was fourth and Jeremiah Shingledecker fifth.
Rex King, Jr., Dave Murdick, Jimmy Holden, Greg Martin, and Mark Frankhouser rounded out the top ten.
Krummert, Rex King, Jr., and Murdick won their heat races. There was no B Main.
Chris Schneider was in control of the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Pro Stock feature until a restart with five laps remaining. That gave Tim Bish the opportunity to take over the lead. Andrew Gordon also got by Schneider for the second spot. After Schneider came Bobby Whitlng and Curt Bish.
Jason Johns, Curtis J. Bish, Jackson Humanic, Tyler Wyant, and Chris Withers were sixth through tenth.
Schneider, Withers, and Gordon scored in their respective heat races. There was no B Main.
In the Gary Glass Automotive and Washington House RUSH Sprint Cars, former 410 track champion Rod George scored the win, with another veteran, Arnie Kent, taking second. But the drive of the night was turned in by young Nolan Groves, who came from tenth to get third. Blaze Myers and John Mollick were fourth and fifth.
Chad Ruhlman, Brian Hartzell, Brian Cressley, Tyler Newhart, and Gale Ruth, Jr. were sixth through tenth.
Myers and Ruth scored in the heat races. There was no B Main.
The 4 Your Car Connection Mini Stocks had Philip King grace victory lane. He was followed by Robert Williams, Dalton Speer, Justin Bailey, and Levi Maskal. Bodey McClintock, J.R. Shaner, Adam Aley, Thomas Warren, and Evan Sobieski completed the top ten.
Speer, Huffman, and King copped the preliminaries.
There will be no racing at Tri-City Raceway Park next weekend. The final oval track program will be the return of Applefest for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Pro Stocks and the 4 Your Car Connection Mini Stocks. Applefest will be held on September 19.
Further information about Tri-City Raceway Park can be obtained by calling the track office at 724-967-4601, or by e-mailing the office at tricityracewaypark2020@gmail.com. Or, you can check the web at Tri-CityRacewayPark.com, or the Facebook page at Tri City Raceway Park. Tri-City Raceway Park is located just a few miles north of Franklin, PA, at 3430 State Route 417 in Oakland Township.
Shawgo Real Estate LLC 410 Sprints (Saturday): A.J. Flick, George Hobaugh, Michael Bauer, Bob Felmlee, Sye Lynch, Brandon Matus, Dan Kuriger, Carl Bowser, Clay Riney, Logan McCandless, Bryan Salisbury, Chase Metheny, Brent Matus, Matt Sherlock, Steve Bright, Nevan O’Donnell, Mike Lutz, Jr., Gale Ruth, Sr., Leyton Wagner, Jack Sodeman, Jr., Shamus O’Donnell.
Shawgo Real Estate LLC 410 Sprints (Sunday): Sye Lynch, Clay Riney, Brandon Matus, A.J. Flick, Carl Bowser, Bob Felmlee, Dan Kuriger, Michael Bauer, Brent Matus, Chase Metheny, Logan McCandless, Kyle Colwell, George Hobaugh, Shamus O’Donnell, Nevan O’Donnell, Gale Ruth, Sr., Mike Lutz, Jr., Jack Sodeman, Jr.

 

 

CHRISTIE & HUPPUNEN SPLIT LABOUR DAY CLASSIC WEEKEND AT BRIGHTON

Photos by Rod Henderson/www.canadianracer.ca and Dale Calnan/www.imagefactor.ca

By Tommy Goudge BRIGHTON, Ont. (September 5, 2021) – DJ Christie and Jim Huppunen took Pinty's Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car series wins during the Labour Day Classic weekend at Brighton Speedway.

SATURDAY DJ Christie became the second driver to claim multiple Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car series wins with a victory on night one of the Labour Day Classic at Brighton Speedway.

Ryan Turner and Christie started the 25 lap A-Main on the front row, and Turner got the early lead. Action heated up all through the field in what turned out to be a nonstop race completed in less than seven minutes. Christie got the lead on lap 11 and stayed up front for his second win of the season. Turner continued his consistent season by taking the runner-up spot.

Jim Huppunen and Jordan Poirier continued their season-long contest as both moved up from row four and five to race for the third spot late in the race. Huppunen took the spot back from Poirier and claimed the final podium position, followed by Poirier, and Liam Martin.

Row six starter Cory Turner took the sixth spot, followed by Travis Cunningham, row nine starter Tyler Rand, Josh Hansen, and Dale Gosselin. Mack DeMan, Cunningham, and Ryan Turner claimed heat race wins.

Several drivers were unable to make the trip to Brighton due to last-minute complications. Most notable in his absence was Aaron Turkey, who gave up fourth place in the championship standings.

Pinty’s Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car Series Race Report – Saturday, September 4, 2021 Brighton Speedway Brighton, Ontario, Canada

Roster 0 Glenn Styres – Ohsweken, Ontario 0FM Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec 1 Holly Porter – Dorchester, Ontario 3G Dale Gosselin – Saint-Pie, Quebec 5 DJ Christie – Beachville, Ontario 5D Ben Silliker – Grande Prairie, Alberta 9 Liam Martin – Binbrook, Ontario 11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre, Ontario 11J Chris Jones – Picton, Ontario 13 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre, Ontario 14H Jim Huppunen – Fenwick, Ontario 15 Dan Nanticoke – Ohsweken, Ontario 17X Mack DeMan – Mississauga, Ontario 19 Brandon Murrell – Gores Landing, Ontario 28 Jordan Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec 70 Baily Heard – Niagara Falls, Ontario 84 Tyler Rand – Picton, Ontario 87X Shone Evans – Scotland, Ontario 88 Alain Bergeron – Saint-Pie, Quebec 88H Josh Hansen – Beamsville, Ontario 90 Travis Cunningham – Grimsby, Ontario 91 Ryan Turner – Dunnville, Ontario 98 Paul Pekkonen – Brockville, Ontario

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps 1. 17X-Mack DeMan[2]; 2. 3G-Dale Gosselin[1]; 3. 11J-Chris Jones[4]; 4. 1-Holly Porter[3]; 5. 88H-Josh Hansen[6]; 6. 88-Alain Bergeron[7]; 7. 19-Brandon Murrell[8]; 8. 87X-Shone Evans[5]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps 1. 91-Ryan Turner[2]; 2. 14H-Jim Huppunen[1]; 3. 11-Jamie Turner[5]; 4. 9-Liam Martin[7]; 5. 5D-Ben Silliker[3]; 6. 0-Glenn Styres[8]; 7. 98-Paul Pekkonen[4]; 8. (DNF) 0FM-Steve Poirier[6]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps 1. 90-Travis Cunningham[1]; 2. 5-DJ Christie[4]; 3. 13-Cory Turner[2]; 4. 28-Jordan Poirier[6]; 5. 84-Tyler Rand[3]; 6. 15-Dan Nanticoke[5]; 7. 70-Baily Heard[7]

A-Main [Started] 25 laps – 6:46.193 1. 5-DJ Christie[2]; 2. 91-Ryan Turner[1]; 3. 14H-Jim Huppunen[7]; 4. 28-Jordan Poirier[10]; 5. 9-Liam Martin[5]; 6. 13-Cory Turner[11]; 7. 90-Travis Cunningham[8]; 8. 84-Tyler Rand[17]; 9. 88H-Josh Hansen[13]; 10. 3G-Dale Gosselin[6]; 11. 11J-Chris Jones[9]; 12. 1-Holly Porter[12]; 13. 88-Alain Bergeron[15]; 14. 11-Jamie Turner[4]; 15. 0FM-Steve Poirier[22]; 16. 5D-Ben Silliker[16]; 17. 17X-Mack DeMan[3]; 18. 19-Brandon Murrell[19]; 19. 0-Glenn Styres[14]; 20. 70-Baily Heard[20]; 21. 15-Dan Nanticoke[18]; 22. 87X-Shone Evans[23]; 23. 98-Paul Pekkonen[21] A-Main Lap Leaders – Ryan Turner 1-10; DJ Christie 11-25 Margin of Victory – 1.624 seconds Hard Charger – Tyler Rand +9

SUNDAY Jim Huppunen and Jordan Poirier have dueled all season in the Pinty’s Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car series, and they put on another entertaining show on Sunday night at Brighton Speedway. In the end Huppunen emerged with the victory, his second in three career Brighton races.

Jamie Turner and Huppunen were the front row starters for night two of the Labour Day Classic weekend, while Poirier started 10th for a second consecutive night. The race had a halting start, as Ben Silliker stopped on track just before the green flag, and Nathan Jackson spun off the track in turns one and two to bring out the yellow flag on the first lap.

Turner took the initial lead when the race started, but Huppunen dove low and took the lead in turns three and four on lap one. Huppunen opened a lead while Alain Bergeron took the second position, and Poirier charged forward. Huppunen’s gap shrank as he attempted to negotiate heavy traffic, and he narrowly avoided disaster when Jackson spun in front of him just before the halfway mark. The resulting yellow flag was a double-edged sword for Huppunen; clear track on the restart was helpful, but Poirier restarted third and quickly overtook Bergeron.

Huppunen doggedly stuck to the low groove while Poirier used the high side to race wheel-to-wheel with the leader. The two drivers raced side-by-side for several laps and Poirier briefly edged ahead before Huppunen retook the top spot with nine laps remaining. Both drivers encountered heavy traffic as the race wound down, and Cory Turner began to reel them in after making his way to third. Turner ran out of time though, and Poirier’s last lap effort fell short as Huppunen won by three-tenths of a second. Poirier settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Cory Turner, Ryan Turner, Bergeron, Steve Poirier, Shone Evans, row eight starter Mack DeMan, row 11 starter Travis Cunningham, and Baily Heard. Heat race wins were claimed by Huppunen, Bergeron, and Evans.

The Pinty’s Knights of Thunder series will next be in action on Friday, September 10 at Humberstone Speedway, and Saturday, September 11 at Merrittville Speedway. Visit www.knightsofthunder.com for more information.

Pinty’s Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car Series Race Report – Saturday, September 5, 2021 Brighton Speedway Brighton, Ontario, Canada

Roster 0 Glenn Styres – Ohsweken, Ontario 0FM Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec 1 Holly Porter – Dorchester, Ontario 3G Dale Gosselin – Saint-Pie, Quebec 5 DJ Christie – Beachville, Ontario 5D Ben Silliker – Grande Prairie, Alberta 9 Liam Martin – Binbrook, Ontario 11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre, Ontario 11J Chris Jones – Picton, Ontario 13 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre, Ontario 14H Jim Huppunen – Fenwick, Ontario 15 Dan Nanticoke – Ohsweken, Ontario 17X Mack DeMan – Mississauga, Ontario 19 Nathan Jackson – Dunnville, Ontario 28 Jordan Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec 70 Baily Heard – Niagara Falls, Ontario 84 Tyler Rand – Picton, Ontario 87X Shone Evans – Scotland, Ontario 88 Alain Bergeron – Saint-Pie, Quebec 88H Josh Hansen – Beamsville, Ontario 90 Travis Cunningham – Grimsby, Ontario 91 Ryan Turner – Dunnville, Ontario 98 Paul Pekkonen – Brockville, Ontario

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps 1. 88-Alain Bergeron[1]; 2. 11-Jamie Turner[4]; 3. 11J-Chris Jones[2]; 4. 19-Nathan Jackson[3]; 5. 5D-Ben Silliker[6]; 6. 3G-Dale Gosselin[8]; 7. 0-Glenn Styres[7]; 8. 98-Paul Pekkonen[5]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps 1. 14H-Jim Huppunen[1]; 2. 0FM-Steve Poirier[2]; 3. 28-Jordan Poirier[3]; 4. 91-Ryan Turner[8]; 5. 1-Holly Porter[4]; 6. 9-Liam Martin[5]; 7. 88H-Josh Hansen[7]; 8. 90-Travis Cunningham[6]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps 1. 87X-Shone Evans[4]; 2. 70-Baily Heard[3]; 3. 13-Cory Turner[6]; 4. 5-DJ Christie[7]; 5. 17X-Mack DeMan[5]; 6. (DNF) 15-Dan Nanticoke[1]; 7. (DQ) 84-Tyler Rand[2]

A-Main [Started] 25 laps 1. 14H-Jim Huppunen[2]; 2. 28-Jordan Poirier[10]; 3. 13-Cory Turner[4]; 4. 91-Ryan Turner[5]; 5. 88-Alain Bergeron[3]; 6. 0FM-Steve Poirier[9]; 7. 87X-Shone Evans[8]; 8. 17X-Mack DeMan[15]; 9. 90-Travis Cunningham[21]; 10. 70-Baily Heard[6]; 11. 88H-Josh Hansen[19]; 12. 1-Holly Porter[16]; 13. 5-DJ Christie[7]; 14. 84-Tyler Rand[23]; 15. 11-Jamie Turner[1]; 16. 11J-Chris Jones[11]; 17. 3G-Dale Gosselin[14]; 18. 15-Dan Nanticoke[20]; 19. 0-Glenn Styres[18]; 20. 9-Liam Martin[17]; 21. 98-Paul Pekkonen[22]; 22. (DNF) 19-Nathan Jackson[12]; 23. (DNF) 5D-Ben Silliker A-Main Lap Leaders – Jim Huppunen 1-15, 17-25; Jordan Poirier 16 Margin of Victory – 0.308 seconds Hard Charger – Travis Cunningham +12

Up Next: Friday, September 10, 2021 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ontario Saturday, September 11, 2021 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ontario

 

 

DYKSTRA SWEEPS LABOUR DAY CLASSIC WEEKEND AT BRIGHTON

By Tommy Goudge

BRIGHTON, Ont. (September 5, 2021) – Jacob Dykstra completed a weekend sweep of the Labour Day Classic at Brighton Speedway with his fourth consecutive Pinty’s Action Sprint Tour win on Sunday night.

SATURDAY A change of venue did nothing to slow Jacob Dykstra down on Saturday night. Dykstra took the lead late in the first Action Sprint Tour event at Brighton Speedway in more than two years, and went on to take yet another A-Main win.

Luke Stewart and Nick Sheridan were the front row starters for the 25 lap A-Main, and Stewart led the first 19 laps while Sheridan and Dykstra traded the second position back and forth. Dykstra got past Stewart on lap 20 and went on to claim his sixth AST win in seven attempts this season. Stewart settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Sheridan, Eric Gledhill, and Jesse Costa.

Allan Downey, Terry Baker, Darren Dryden, Joshua Hill, and Austin Roes took top ten finishes. Sheridan, Costa, Gledhill, and Dykstra took heat race wins, while Brett Stratford won the B-Main. Lucas Smith flipped hard in the B-Main after contacting an infield tire marker. Smith was uninjured, and planned to fix his car for Sunday night.

Pinty’s Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Car Series Race Report – Saturday, September 4, 2021 Brighton Speedway Brighton, Ontario, Canada

Roster 00 Ryan Poole – Brockville, Ontario 2M Steve Murdock – Georgetown, Ontario 3R Austin Roes – Mossley, Ontario 4 Jesse Costa – St. Thomas, Ontario 4B Darrell Pelletier – Port Perry, Ontario 5D Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, Ontario 7 Eric Gledhill – Thamesford, Ontario MK8 Matt Hill – Ohsweken, Ontario 9 Luke Stewart – Sydenham, Ontario 9C Brian Nanticoke – Ohsweken, Ontario 12DD Darren Dryden – Freelton, Ontario 14 Larry Gledhill – Thamesford, Ontario 19D Allan Downey – Waterloo, Ontario 20 Johnny Miller – Six Nations, Ontario 26 John Verney – Salmon Arm, British Columbia 26X Terry Baker – Ancaster, Ontario 31 Dale Curran – Bowmanville, Ontario 38 Derek Miller – Six Nations, Ontario 39 Jonah Mutton – Brighton, Ontario BS39 Brett Stratford – Wainfleet, Ontario 45 Nick Sheridan – Mount Brydges, Ontario 48 Lance Erskine – Brantford, Ontario 48M Andrew Marshall – Dorchester, Ontario 49C Cody Smith – Delhi, Ontario 49L Lucas Smith – Brantford, Ontario 50LS Adrian Stahle – Kitchener, Ontario 52 Matt Billings – Brockville, Ontario 56 Dereck Lemyre – Hamilton, Ontario 70MM Dave McKnight – Brampton, Ontario 74 Rob Neely – Rockwood, Ontario 77T Tyeller Powless – Ohsweken, Ontario 99 Joshua Hill – Ohsweken, Ontario

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps 1. 45-Nick Sheridan[6]; 2. 99-Joshua Hill[1]; 3. 56-Dereck Lemyre[4]; 4. 20-Johnny Miller[2]; 5. 12DD-Darren Dryden[7]; / 6. 49L-Lucas Smith[5]; 7. BS39-Brett Stratford[8]; 8. 9C-Brian Nanticoke[3]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps 1. 4-Jesse Costa[2]; 2. 3S-Austin Roes[4]; 3. 19D-Allan Downey[8]; 4. 50LS-Adrian Stahle[6]; 5. 48M-Andrew Marshall[1]; / 6. 48-Lance Erskine[3]; 7. 74-Rob Neely[7]; 8. 70MM-Dave McKnight Jr[5]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps 1. 7-Eric Gledhill[2]; 2. 4B-Darrell Pelletier[3]; 3. 26X-Terry Baker[4]; 4. 9-Luke Stewart[8]; 5. 00-Ryan Poole[6]; / 6. 49C-Cody Smith[1]; 7. 2M-Steve Murdock[7]; 8. MK8-Matt Hill[5]

Heat Race 4 [Started] 8 laps 1. 5D-Jacob Dykstra[6]; 2. 31-Dale Curran[2]; 3. 77T-Tyeller Powless[4]; 4. 39-Jonah Mutton[8]; 5. 26-John Verney[3]; / 6. 14-Larry Gledhill[7]; 7. 38-Derek Miller[5]; 8. (DNF) 52-Matt Billings[1]

B-Main [Started] 12 laps 1. BS39-Brett Stratford[3]; 2. 14-Larry Gledhill[1]; 3. 74-Rob Neely[5]; 4. 2M-Steve Murdock[6]; / 5. 9C-Brian Nanticoke[11]; 6. 70MM-Dave McKnight Jr[9]; 7. 48-Lance Erskine[4]; 8. 38-Derek Miller[8]; 9. MK8-Matt Hill[10]; 10. 49C-Cody Smith[7]; 11. (DNF) 49L-Lucas Smith[2]; 12. (DNF) 52-Matt Billings[12]

A-Main [Started] 25 laps 1. 5D-Jacob Dykstra[4]; 2. 9-Luke Stewart[1]; 3. 45-Nick Sheridan[2]; 4. 7-Eric Gledhill[5]; 5. 4-Jesse Costa[3]; 6. 19D-Allan Downey[6]; 7. 26X-Terry Baker[13]; 8. 12DD-Darren Dryden[16]; 9. 99-Joshua Hill[11]; 10. 3S-Austin Roes[7]; 11. 39-Jonah Mutton[8]; 12. 74-Rob Neely[23]; 13. 00-Ryan Poole[17]; 14. BS39-Brett Stratford[21]; 15. 50LS-Adrian Stahle[15]; 16. 56-Dereck Lemyre[12]; 17. 2M-Steve Murdock[24]; 18. 26-John Verney[19]; 19. 14-Larry Gledhill[22]; 20. 20-Johnny Miller[18]; 21. 31-Dale Curran[10]; 22. 4B-Darrell Pelletier[9]; 23. 48M-Andrew Marshall[20]; 24. 77T-Tyeller Powless[14] A-Main Lap Leaders – Luke Stewart 1-19; Jacob Dykstra 20-25 Margin of Victory – 1.383 seconds Hard Charger – Rob Neely +11

SUNDAY Austin Roes and Jesse Costa were on the front row for the 25 lap A-Main, and Costa took the lead and set off in search of his first win of the season. Costa’s season of misfortune continued, however, as he tangled with teammate Larry Gledhill and flipped hard on lap 12. The dejected Costa climbed gingerly from his damaged machine and eventually left the track for further evaluation. Dykstra inherited the lead, as he had taken the second position from Austin Roes a few laps prior.

Dykstra eventually encountered traffic after the green flag reappeared, and row four starter Allan Downey tried to run Dykstra down. Downey wasn’t able to get through traffic well enough to catch Dykstra though, and the win went to Dykstra by 2.587 seconds over Downey. Roes claimed the final podium position, followed by Nick Sheridan, Dale Curran, Brett Stratford, Eric Gledhill, Dereck Lemyre, Darren Dryden, and Joshua Hill.

Heat race wins went to Curran, Adrian Stahle, Dykstra, and Sheridan, while Darrell Pelletier won the B-Main. Dave McKnight took a hard hit after getting off track in the B-Main, but escaped without injury.

The Action Sprint Tour will next be in competition on Friday, September 10 at Humberstone Speedway, and Saturday, September 11 at Southern Ontario Motor Speedway. Visit www.actionsprinttour.com for more information.

Pinty’s Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Car Series Race Report – Sunday, September 5, 2021 Brighton Speedway Brighton, Ontario, Canada

Roster 3R Austin Roes – Mossley, Ontario 4 Jesse Costa – St. Thomas, Ontario 4B Darrell Pelletier – Port Perry, Ontario 5D Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, Ontario 7 Eric Gledhill – Thamesford, Ontario MK8 Matt Hill – Ohsweken, Ontario 9 Luke Stewart – Sydenham, Ontario 9C Brian Nanticoke – Ohsweken, Ontario 12DD Darren Dryden – Freelton, Ontario 14 Larry Gledhill – Thamesford, Ontario 19D Allan Downey – Waterloo, Ontario 20 Johnny Miller – Six Nations, Ontario 26 John Verney – Salmon Arm, British Columbia 26X Terry Baker – Ancaster, Ontario 31 Dale Curran – Bowmanville, Ontario 38 Derek Miller – Six Nations, Ontario 39 Jonah Mutton – Brighton, Ontario BS39 Brett Stratford – Wainfleet, Ontario 45 Nick Sheridan – Mount Brydges, Ontario 45L Curtis Gartly – Thamesford, Ontario 48 Lance Erskine – Brantford, Ontario 48M Andrew Marshall – Dorchester, Ontario 49C Cody Smith – Delhi, Ontario 49L Lucas Smith – Brantford, Ontario 50LS Adrian Stahle – Kitchener, Ontario 52 Matt Billings – Brockville, Ontario 56 Dereck Lemyre – Hamilton, Ontario 70MM Dave McKnight – Brampton, Ontario 74 Rob Neely – Rockwood, Ontario 77T Tyeller Powless – Ohsweken, Ontario 99 Joshua Hill – Ohsweken, Ontario

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps 1. 31-Dale Curran[2]; 2. 4-Jesse Costa[5]; 3. 12DD-Darren Dryden[6]; 4. 14-Larry Gledhill[1]; 5. 26X-Terry Baker[7]; / 6. 74-Rob Neely[8]; 7. 70MM-Dave McKnight Jr[3]; 8. MK8-Matt Hill[4]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps 1. 50LS-Adrian Stahle[1]; 2. 3S-Austin Roes[6]; 3. 56-Dereck Lemyre[4]; 4. 52-Matt Billings[3]; 5. 48-Lance Erskine[5]; / 6. 9-Luke Stewart[7]; 7. 20-Johnny Miller[2]; 8. 77T-Tyeller Powless[8]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps 1. 5D-Jacob Dykstra[2]; 2. BS39-Brett Stratford[1]; 3. 19D-Allan Downey[7]; 4. 9C-Brian Nanticoke[5]; 5. 38-Derek Miller[3]; / 6. 4B-Darrell Pelletier[8]; 7. 39-Jonah Mutton[6]; 8. 48M-Andrew Marshall[4]

Heat Race 4 [Started] 8 laps 1. 45-Nick Sheridan[7]; 2. 99-Joshua Hill[1]; 3. 7-Eric Gledhill[3]; 4. 45L-Curtis Gartly[5]; 5. 26-John Verney[4]; / 6. 49C-Cody Smith[2]; 7. (DNF) 49L-Lucas Smith[6]

B-Main [Started] 12 laps 1. 4B-Darrell Pelletier[2]; 2. 74-Rob Neely[1]; 3. 9-Luke Stewart[3]; 4. 49L-Lucas Smith[6]; / 5. 20-Johnny Miller[9]; 6. 39-Jonah Mutton[5]; 7. 77T-Tyeller Powless[8]; 8. MK8-Matt Hill[10]; 9. 48M-Andrew Marshall[11]; 10. 49C-Cody Smith[4]; 11. (DNF) 70MM-Dave McKnight Jr

A-Main [Started] 25 laps 1. 5D-Jacob Dykstra[4]; 2. 19D-Allan Downey[8]; 3. 3S-Austin Roes[1]; 4. 45-Nick Sheridan[6]; 5. 31-Dale Curran[3]; 6. BS39-Brett Stratford[9]; 7. 7-Eric Gledhill[12]; 8. 56-Dereck Lemyre[11]; 9. 12DD-Darren Dryden[5]; 10. 99-Joshua Hill[10]; 11. 50LS-Adrian Stahle[7]; 12. 52-Matt Billings[16]; 13. 74-Rob Neely[22]; 14. 26X-Terry Baker[15]; 15. 45L-Curtis Gartly[14]; 16. 38-Derek Miller[20]; 17. 48-Lance Erskine[18]; 18. 4B-Darrell Pelletier[21]; 19. 49L-Lucas Smith[24]; 20. 9C-Brian Nanticoke[13]; 21. 9-Luke Stewart[23]; 22. 14-Larry Gledhill[17]; 23. 26-John Verney[19]; 24. (DNF) 4-Jesse Costa[2] A-Main Lap Leaders – Jesse Costa 1-11; Jacob Dykstra 12-25 Margin of Victory – 2.587 seconds Hard Charger – Rob Neely +9

Up Next: Friday, September 10, 2021 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ontario Saturday, September 11, 2021 – Southern Ontario Motor Speedway – Merlin, Ontario

 

 

REUTZEL REELS IN PETE JACOBS MEMORIAL WIN; BRYCE LUCIUS COLLECTS 1st EVER 305 SPRINT CHECKERS; MOORE POSTS 13th MODIFIED WIN AT WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY

Orrville, Ohio

Sunday, September, 5, 2021

By Mike Swanger

The stands were jammed packed at Wayne County Speedway for the Pete Jacobs Memorial presented by DAC Vitamins and Minerals as 31 sprinters checked into the pits for the $15,000 to win 40 lap feature. Clute, Texas' Aaron Reutzel would start the night off by claiming the GNR Drywall Fast Qualifier award with a time of 14.423 seconds as Trey Jacobs, Cale Thomas, Cole Macedo and Cap Henry topped the heat races as Henry collected the Wayne Homes dash ($200) to start on the pole of the feature as he was looking for his second straight Pete Jacobs Memorial win. At the drop of the green flag, Henry grabbed the point with Henry Malcuit on his rear bumper for the first four circuits when the red flag waved when Sammy Swindell, Ricky Peterson and Trey Jacobs got together and tumbled in turn three. The race got one more lap in before coming to a stop again for Marcus Dumesny who hit the wall in turn one and flipped. Back to green flag action, Henry set the pace while Malcuit was looking for an opening to swipe the lead away from Henry. As the pair went into turn three on lap eight, Henry jumped the cushion and went high into turn four as Malcuit went low in four and made contact with the inside tractor tire and broke the front end of his ride and ending his night. Henry was able to keep going and keep the lead, although the #4 was not he same. On the restart, Reutzel quickly put the pressure on Henry and overpowered Henry down the backstretch on lap 11 to put the Commercial Edge 1, R & L Holdings and Munson Electric #8 out front. As the laps clicked off, Reutzel built up a straight away lead as all eyed went to the battle for second between Tim Shaffer and Jac Haudenschild. The Wild Child made several runs at the Steel City Outlaw but never got by. Reutzel was now into lapped traffic and going into turn three on lap 30, tapped Chris Myers and the B Main winner came to stop to bring out the caution and then the red flag for a fuel stop for the field. The race would go green for two circuits when track champion Dean Jacobs was working for a top five finish, jumped the cushion in turn four and flipped. The final eight laps would go non stop as Reutzel would drive away with Shaffer keeping Haudenschild at bay for second and Henry hanging on to fourth. the last two laps saw Cale Thomas and Spencer Bayston going tooth and nail for fifth with Thomas getting the edge. The night was short lived by Broc Martin and T J Michaels as both flipped in seperate hot lap incidents as all driners who ended up upside down were OK.

For the first time ever the Attica/Fremont 305 Sprints rolled into 'Orrvile's Historic Oval' and a couple of young teenagers who had never put a tire on Wayne County Speedway's surface put on a great feature race, Kasey Jedrzejek and Kelsey Ivy would bring the 18 car field to the green with Jedrzejek taking the point with 4th starting Bryce Lucius pulling into second. A lap five caution for Wade Fraley kept the field bunched together and as the green flag waved again, Jedrzejek kept a five car length lead over Lucius as Shawn Valenti, Laryy Kingseed Jr., Ivy and fast qualifier Mike Keegan battled for a top five finish. On lap 15, Lucius found some extra horse power in the X-1, 87 Speed, Greber Racing Products #32 and was able to outpower Jedrzejek coming out of turn two for the lead. Jimmy McGrath Jr. would bring out the yellow flag on lap17 with a spin. As the green flag waved again, Jedrzejek would make a couple of runs at Lucius but the 14 year old from Findlay held off the challenges and win his first 305 feature ever. Valenti held off Kingseed Jr. for third as Ivy took fifth. Heat winners were Jedrzejek and Valenti.

Starting eighth, Mansfield's Kyle Moore worked his way to the front and took the lead from Colton Shaw at the halfway mark of the CORBON Ammunition Modified feature and notched his 13th win of the season. Driving the Kepling Floors, House of Speed and Moore Brothers racing #2*, the WCS track Champion also was the fast qualifier and heat winner. Shaw, who lead the first 10 laps, finished second, followed by Scott Peltz, Bill Griffith and Mark Gardiner, who also won a heat race.

The next racing action at Wayne County Speedway will be the Ohio Dirt Blowout on Friday and Saturday September 24th and 25th. The Friday night show will have double features for the Mini Stocks while the Super Stocks, Trucks and Mod Lites and Saturday's action will be the final race for the King of the County Sprint series, the Super Late Models, The Modifieds, The final Shortstop Summer Series for the Super Stocks and the Sam Huffman Memorial for the Mini Stocks.

​WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS

​Sunday, September 5, 2021

​PINE TREE TOWING & RECOVERY SPRINTS

​GNR DRYWALL Fast Qualifier Aaron Reutzel 14.423 seconds

​Heat 1 Trey Jacobs, Dean Jacobs, Danny Mumaw, Lee Jacobs, Jac Haudenschild, Danial Burkhart, Broc Martin dns

​Heat 2 Cale Thomas, Henry Malcuit, Sammy Swindell, Marcus Dumesny, Cale Conley, Jamie Myers, Travis Danford

​Heat 3 Cole Macedo, Aaron Reutzel, Spencer Bayston, Andrew Palker, R J Jacobs, Ricky Peterson, Rodney Hurst

​Heat 4 Cap Henry, Greg Wilson, Gio Scelzi, Tim Shaffer, Cody Bova, Brandon Spithaler, Joe Adorjan, T J Michael dns

​Wayne Homes Dash Cap Henry, Henry Malcuit, Cale Thomas, Aaron Reutzel, Cole Macedo, Dean Jacobs, Greg Wilson, Trey Jacobs

​'B' Main Chris Myers, Jordan Ryan, Brandon Spithaler, Ricky Peterson, Danial Burkhart, Joe Adorjan, Rodney Hurst, Travis Danford, Jamie Myers dns, Broc Martin dns, T J Michael dns

​PETE JACOBS MEMORIAL Aaron Reutzel, Tim Shaffer, Jac Haudenschild, Cap Henry, Cale Thomas, Spencer Bayston, Lee Jacobs, Cole Macedo, Danny Mumaw, R J Jacobs, Jordan Ryan, Brandon Spithaler, Cale Conley, Danial Burkhart, Gio Scelzi, Dean Jacobs, Chris Myers, Greg Wilson, Cody Bova, Joe Adorjan, Henry Malcuit, Andrew Palker, Marcus Dumesny, Sammy Swindell, Trey Jacobs, Ricky Peterson

​305 SPRINTS

​,​Fast Qualifier Mike Keegan 15,932 seconds

Heat 1 Kasey Jedrzejek, Bryce Lucius, Mike Keegan, Logan Riehl, Chris Verda, Jimmy McGrath Jr., Wade Fraley, Dustin Keegan, Cameron Hague

Heat 2 Shawn Valenti, Larry Kingseed Jr., Paul Weaver, Kelsey Ivy, Matt Lucius, Jeremy Duposki, Brad Reber, Justin Lusk dns, Ron Hamlin dns

Feature Bryce Lucius, Kasey Jedrzejek, Shawn Valenti, Larry Kingseed Jr., Kelsey Ivy, Mike Keegan, Logan Riehl, Chris Verda, Matt Lucius, Brad Reber, Dustin Keegan, Jimmy McGrath Jr., Cameron Hague, Jeremy Duposki, Paul Weaver, Wade Fraley, Ron Hamlin dns, Justin Lusk dns

 

 

Dom Melair Wires Path Valley

It took Dom Melair 60 PA Sprint Series starts over four seasons to claim his first career win in IMCA/RaceSaver competition, but he clearly remembered how to do it. After finishing second in both starts following that first win, the Warrington driver led all 25 laps Saturday at Path Valley Speedway to put the Glen Del Labradors/Black Rock Container #55 in victory lane for win number two.

The first win had come in the Ort #36, which Melair has driven much of this year, but with that ride not available Saturday, the family #55 came out and scored its first win. Mother Eileen and brother Mike, who finished third Saturday, joined in a family celebration in victory lane.

Melair drew the outside pole starting position for the feature race and outgunned Andrew Boyer into the lead, while the other driver on the move was Derek Hauck to had charged from sixth to second by the time Melair hit lapped traffic. At one point, the Allenwood driver’s Hills Garage/Fultz Auto Body of Lock Haven/White Horse Graphics #33 was on Melair’s bumper, but the eventual winner responded to the challenge, opened a small-but-significant gap between the cars, and held the advantage, winning by just over half a second in a race that went non-stop.

Brother Mike Melair was in the lead group mix for most of the race and advanced from eighth starting spot to his third-place finish, with Larry McVay of Bordentown, N.J., and Kyle Colwell of Knox holding top-five spots for the entire race and coming home fourth and fifth.

Defending IMCA/RaceSaver National Champion and PASS Champ Garrett Bard came from 14th starting position to finish sixth and take home the Hard Charger cash award posted by Dr. Zach Crouse.

Justin Mills, Zach Rhodes, Will Brunson and Mike Alleman completed the top 10. Alleman advanced seven spots for his finish, and farther back in the pack, rookie Alyssa Rowe moved up six positions for her 17th-place finish.

Despite the furious pace of the non-stop event, which took barely five minutes to complete, only one starter failed to finish. Ironically, the feature’s only incident took place after the checkered flag when Chris Kreider spun in turn two and collected Boyer, earning the latter a Hard-Luck Award also posted by Dr. Crouse.

Heat winners for the 25-car field were McVay, Donnie Hendershot and Mikell McGee.

PASS will return to Path Valley in two weeks (September 18) for a regular program, plus the feature from a show August 13 that was rained out after qualifying events had been run and the lineup set.

This week PASS has an unusual Thursday-Saturday doubleheader. On Thursday the RaceSaver sprinters will join the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions at Port Royal Speedway. Then on Saturday, PASS will be at Lincoln Speedway along with super late models, 358 sprints and an Eastern Museum of Motor Racing exhibition.

For the latest news and schedule information, visit www.pasprintseries.com, the PA Sprint Series Facebook page, or @pasprintseries on Twitter.

Results from Path Valley Speedway, September 4

HEAT 1 – 1. 83-Larry McVay; 2. 33-Derek Hauck; 3. 0Z-Zach Rhodes; 4. M1-Justin Mills; 5. 52-Jeffrey Weaver; 6. 1-Rowdy Heffner; 7. 14X-Cale Reigle; 8. 03-Matthew Swift. DNS – 14-Logan Spahr.

HEAT 2 – 1. 31-Donnie Hendershot; 2. 54-Mike Melair; 3. 32A-Austin Greenland; 4. 55-Dom Melair; 5. 95-Garrett Bard; 6. 46-Mike Alleman; 7. 19K-Chris Kreider; 8. 71-Alyssa Rowe.

HEAT 3 – 1. 11M-Mikell McGee; 2. 8-Will Brunson; 3. 21-Andrew Boyer; 4. 80JR-Kyle Colwell; 5. 83K-Kristina Pratt; 6. 80-Dave Wickham; 7. 17R-Frank Rusnock; 8. 15-Matt Rader.

FEATURE – 1. 55-Dom Melair; 2. 33-Derek Hauck; 3. 54-Mike Melair; 4. 83-Larry McVay; 5. 80JR-Kyle Colwell; 6. 95-Garrett Bard; 7. M1-Justin Mills; 8. 0Z-Zach Rhodes; 9. 8-Will Brunson; 10. 46-Mike Alleman; 11. 11M-Mikell McGee; 12. 52-Jeffrey Weaver; 13. 1-Rowdy Heffner; 14. 21-Andrew Boyer; 15. 14X-Cale Reigle; 16. 80-Dave Wickham; 17. 71-Alyssa Rowe; 18. 83K-Kristina Pratt; 19. 32A-Austin Greenland; 20. 15-Matt Rader; 21. 03-Matthew Swift; 22. 17R-Frank Rusnock; 23. 31-Donnie Hendershot (DNF); 24. 19X-Chris Kreider. DNS – 14-Logan Spahr.


 

Lutz and Schafer Claim C & B Operations Power Series Nationals Opener at Huset's Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (Sept. 5, 2021) - Eric Lutz and Cam Schafer both capitalized on drawing the pole position to lead the duration of a pair of sprint car main events on Sunday evening at Huset's Speedway, which hosted the penultimate round of the C & B Operations Power Series Nationals.

The event concludes on Monday at Huset's Speedway with a $10,000-to-win winged sprint car main event. The main gates open at 4 p.m. with racing scheduled for 7 p.m.

Lutz garnered his 20th career triumph at the track on Sunday as he led all 25 laps of the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series A Main despite a late charge from Parker Price-Miller, who finished second by 0.278 seconds.

"It feels great," Lutz said. "Drawing the No. 1 helped out a lot, but still you have to keep them behind you. You look at the names and it's almost discouraging. I just need to learn to chill out at these big races. I get too amped up. I love this place. I started coming here when I was 4-years-old. It's my favorite place."

Sunday's win added another memory for Lutz, who held on to the victory as traffic made it interesting in the waning laps. Justin Henderson and Jack Dover both jumped the cushion as the lead was within striking distance, and Price-Miller used the bottom in turn four on the last lap to edge Henderson for the runner-up result.

"I was trying to pick off some cars and get through tonight," Price-Miller said. "Our car came on really strong the last 15 laps. I feel like the track started getting good the last 10 laps. It puts us in a good spot for tomorrow. I think if we're this good tomorrow we're going to be tough to beat."

Henderson, who won the C & B Operations Power Series Nationals event at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on Saturday, rounded out the podium.

"The car was good," he said. "The car was fantastic. I just have to do a better job."

Ryan Timms advanced to a fourth-place result with Dover placing fifth.

Terry McCarl and Price-Miller each set quick time during qualifying to start the night. Dover, Troy Schreurs, Clint Garner and Kaleb Johnson posted heat race wins before Carter Chevalier won the C Main and Cody Ledger claimed the B Main.

Schafer remained undefeated during C & B Operations Power Series Nationals competition as he led all 20 laps of the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series Non-Wing Sprints main event for the second straight night. The race went non-stop with Schafer building a 3.439-second advantage as the checkered flag was waved.

"This place is bad ass," he said. "I'm so happy to see it back and rolling. Thank you for all the fans who came out."

Jake Kouba, Scott Brandt, Mike Mueller and Nick DaRonco rounded out the top five, respectively.

Schafer and Brandt were the heat race winners.

C & B OPERATIONS POWER SERIES NATIONALS RACE RESULTS AT HUSET'S SPEEDWAY (Sept. 5, 2021) -

Midwest Power Series/Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 Sprint Cars

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 5-Eric Lutz (1); 2. 5X-Parker Price-Miller (8); 3. 83-Justin Henderson (3); 4. 5T-Ryan Timms (10); 5. 53-Jack Dover (2); 6. 22-Kaleb Johnson (6); 7. 28-Scott Bogucki (16); 8. 99-Terry McCarl (9); 9. 09-Matt Juhl (13); 10. 12-Troy Schreurs (7); 11. 9X-Jake Bubak (11); 12. 14-Brooke Tatnell (17); 13. 27-Carson McCarl (22); 14. 35L-Cody Ledger (21); 15. 11M-Brendan Mullen (14); 16. 44-Chris Martin (12); 17. 22X-Riley Goodno (24); 18. 14T-Tim Estenson (15); 19. 35-Skylar Prochaska (19); 20. 24T-Chris Thram (18); 21. 20G-Chris Graf (23); 22. (DNF) 40-Clint Garner (5); 23. (DNF) 17-Lee Goos Jr (4); 24. (DNF) 20-Brant O'Banion (20).

B Feature (15 Laps): 1. 35L-Cody Ledger (1); 2. 27-Carson McCarl (3); 3. 20G-Chris Graf (6); 4. 22X-Riley Goodno (7); 5. 27B-Jake Martens (2); 6. 10P-Dylan Postier (9); 7. 9N-Wade Nygaard (8); 8. 2-Chase Porter (11); 9. 98-Nate Barger (18); 10. 4-Cody Hansen (13); 11. 44S-Jared Sewell (15); 12. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (10); 13. 101-Chuck McGillivray (16); 14. (DNF) 14X-Jody Rosenboom (5); 15. (DNF) 88-Scottie McDonald (4); 16. (DNF) 5J-Javen Ostermann (12); 17. (DNF) 57B-Boyd Peterson (14); 18. (DNF) 15C-Carter Chevalier (17).

C Feature (12 Laps): 1. 15C-Carter Chevalier (2); 2. 98-Nate Barger (5); 3. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (10); 4. 32-Darin Spielman (1); 5. 86-Elliot Amdahl (7); 6. 81-Jared Jansen (3); 7. 10-Lincoln Drewis (8); 8. 18D-Dalton Domagala (9); 9. (DNF) 2X-Tony Rustad (6); 10. (DNF) 3-Ryan Johnson (4); 11. (DNS) 18-Tyler Rabenberg.

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 53-Jack Dover (2); 2. 17-Lee Goos Jr (1); 3. 99-Terry McCarl (4); 4. 11M-Brendan Mullen (3); 5. 14-Brooke Tatnell (5); 6. 27-Carson McCarl (7); 7. 22X-Riley Goodno (8); 8. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (10); 9. 57B-Boyd Peterson (11); 10. 32-Darin Spielman (12); 11. (DNF) 86-Elliot Amdahl (6); 12. (DNF) 10J-Justin Jacobsma (9).

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 12-Troy Schreurs (3); 2. 5-Eric Lutz (4); 3. 9X-Jake Bubak (6); 4. 14T-Tim Estenson (2); 5. 24T-Chris Thram (1); 6. 88-Scottie McDonald (7); 7. 9N-Wade Nygaard (9); 8. 2-Chase Porter (8); 9. 35L-Cody Ledger (5); 10. 15C-Carter Chevalier (10); 11. 98-Nate Barger (11); 12. 2X-Tony Rustad (12).

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 40-Clint Garner (2); 2. 5X-Parker Price-Miller (4); 3. 44-Chris Martin (1); 4. 28-Scott Bogucki (3); 5. 35-Skylar Prochaska (7); 6. 14X-Jody Rosenboom (6); 7. 27B-Jake Martens (5); 8. 5J-Javen Ostermann (8); 9. 44S-Jared Sewell (9); 10. 81-Jared Jansen (11); 11. (DNF) 10-Lincoln Drewis (10); 12. (DNS) 18-Tyler Rabenberg.

Heat 4 (10 Laps): 1. 22-Kaleb Johnson (1); 2. 83-Justin Henderson (2); 3. 09-Matt Juhl (3); 4. 5T-Ryan Timms (4); 5. 20-Brant O'Banion (7); 6. 20G-Chris Graf (5); 7. 10P-Dylan Postier (6); 8. 4-Cody Hansen (8); 9. 101-Chuck McGillivray (9); 10. 3-Ryan Johnson (11); 11. (DNF) 18D-Dalton Domagala (10).

Qualifying A (2 Laps): 1. 99-Terry McCarl, 00:11.734 (13); 2. 5-Eric Lutz, 00:11.767 (8); 3. 11M-Brendan Mullen, 00:11.769 (9); 4. 12-Troy Schreurs, 00:11.774 (22); 5. 53-Jack Dover, 00:11.776 (7); 6. 14T-Tim Estenson, 00:11.782 (5); 7. 17-Lee Goos Jr, 00:11.838 (16); 8. 24T-Chris Thram, 00:11.858 (15); 9. 14-Brooke Tatnell, 00:11.862 (17); 10. 35L-Cody Ledger, 00:11.868 (6); 11. 86-Elliot Amdahl, 00:11.894 (1); 12. 9X-Jake Bubak, 00:11.906 (10); 13. 27-Carson McCarl, 00:11.945 (12); 14. 88-Scottie McDonald, 00:11.975 (19); 15. 22X-Riley Goodno, 00:11.989 (18); 16. 2-Chase Porter, 00:12.023 (23); 17. 10J-Justin Jacobsma, 00:12.033 (24); 18. 9N-Wade Nygaard, 00:12.038 (20); 19. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson, 00:12.043 (21); 20. 15C-Carter Chevalier, 00:12.156 (2); 21. 57B-Boyd Peterson, 00:12.455 (14); 22. 98-Nate Barger, 00:12.928 (3); 23. 32-Darin Spielman, 00:13.351 (4); 24. 2X-Tony Rustad, 00:13.351 (11).

Qualifying B (2 Laps): 1. 5X-Parker Price-Miller, 00:11.698 (7); 2. 5T-Ryan Timms, 00:11.850 (16); 3. 28-Scott Bogucki, 00:11.851 (9); 4. 09-Matt Juhl, 00:11.866 (2); 5. 40-Clint Garner, 00:11.905 (3); 6. 83-Justin Henderson, 00:11.967 (19); 7. 44-Chris Martin, 00:12.142 (14); 8. 22-Kaleb Johnson, 00:12.162 (21); 9. 27B-Jake Martens, 00:12.226 (12); 10. 20G-Chris Graf, 00:12.234 (18); 11. 14X-Jody Rosenboom, 00:12.263 (4); 12. 10P-Dylan Postier, 00:12.318 (5); 13. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 00:12.323 (6); 14. 20-Brant O'Banion, 00:12.454 (8); 15. 5J-Javen Ostermann, 00:12.480 (1); 16. 4-Cody Hansen, 00:12.513 (22); 17. 44S-Jared Sewell, 00:12.871 (10); 18. 101-Chuck McGillivray, 00:13.096 (20); 19. 10-Lincoln Drewis, 00:13.368 (11); 20. 18D-Dalton Domagala, 00:13.377 (13); 21. 81-Jared Jansen, 00:13.888 (17); 22. 3-Ryan Johnson, 00:14.005 (23); 23. 18-Tyler Rabenberg, 00:14.005 (15).

Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series Non-Wing Sprints

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 54-Cam Schafer (1); 2. 6-Jake Kouba (3); 3. 7-Scott Brandt (5); 4. 87-Mike Mueller (7); 5. 8-Nick DaRonco (8); 6. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (2); 7. 99-Bryan Roach (4); 8. 69S-Jon Lewerer (6); 9. 65-Lucas Nellis (11); 10. 2C-Brad Cunningham (9); 11. 10-Zach Widdes (10); 12. 63-Todd Hansen (12); 13. 57-Ryan Buck (13); 14. 20L-Lucas Logue (16); 15. 04-Brian Trembath (14); 16. 22-Jeff Pellersels (17); 17. 1-Chuck Schumacher (15).

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 54-Cam Schafer (3); 2. 99-Bryan Roach (2); 3. 6-Jake Kouba (7); 4. 87-Mike Mueller (5); 5. 10-Zach Widdes (4); 6. 63-Todd Hansen (6); 7. 20L-Lucas Logue (1); 8. 04-Brian Trembath (9); 9. (DNS) 22-Jeff Pellersels.

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 7-Scott Brandt (1); 2. 69S-Jon Lewerer (2); 3. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (5); 4. 8-Nick DaRonco (4); 5. 2C-Brad Cunningham (6); 6. 65-Lucas Nellis (7); 7. 57-Ryan Buck (3); 8. 1-Chuck Schumacher (8).

UP NEXT -

Monday for the C & B Operations Power Series Nationals featuring the Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Midwest Power Series as well as the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series Non-Wing Sprint Cars

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Boschele Wins Labor Day Finale at Lake Ozark Speedway
Eldon, MO. (09/5/2021) Gavan Boschele of Mooresville, NC. came out on top to capture his first career Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League Feature Event, he also broke the history books and became the youngest winner in POWRi history. Boschele is behind the wheel of the Keith Kunz-Curb Agajanian Motorsports No. 5. He started his night off strong by capturing MVT Services Heat Race No. 2, which started him on the outside pole for the 25-lap main event.

At the drop of the green flag, Jade Avedisian took off to the early advantage to lead lap one. Gavan Boschele never left her tail, he took over the lead from Avedisian and never looked back. During the long green flag run, Boschele extended his lead out front while teammates, Bryant Wiedeman and Brenham Crouch battled each other for positions two and three.

At the halfway mark, Boschele hit heavy lapped traffic but still managed to extend his lead by 5 seconds over teammate Wiedeman. Crouch stole the second position from Wiedeman just as the caution came out for Emilio Hoover running sixth with four laps to go. As Boschele brought the field back to green, he distanced himself from the field and went on to capture his first Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League Career Victory and became the youngest winner in POWRi History at 12 Years, 9 Months, and 3 Days.

“All in all the KKM guys gave me a great car and I'm so thankful. This means a lot and hopefully there is way more: Gavan Boschele

“I pretty much just had to trust the car that the guys and Beau gave me, they gave me a rocket and I used it to its full potential. I came up one spot short but I just couldn't poke him.” Brenham Crouch

“I think we were just a little tight there at the end but other than that, Beau set up a great car for me. This whole KKM team works hard to get cars to the track every weekend, just blessed to have them behind my back.” Bryant Wiedeman

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat 1 Winner: 84-Jade Avedisian
MVT Services Heat 2 Winner: 5-Gavan Boschele
Racing Electronics Heat 7 Winner:
Max Papis Innovations High Point: 84-Jade Avedisian
TRD Hard Charger:97-Brenham Crouch
Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 5-Gavan Boschele
POWRi Lucas Oil National & West Midget League Feature Results (25 laps): 1. 5-Gavan Boschele 2. 97-Brenham Crouch 3. 01-Bryant Wiedeman 4. 86-Brent Crews 5. 71-Kaylee Bryson 6. 21K-Karter Sarff 7. 21-Emilio Hoover 8. 72-Sam Johnson 9. 26-Chance Crum 10. 84-Jade Avedisian 11. 67K-Cade Lewis 12. 49-Joe B Miller 13. 25-Taylor Reimer 14. 444-Kameron Key 15. 60E-Mark Billings 16. 70-Cade Cowles
The Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League will be back in action Friday September, 10th at Jacksonville, IL. and Saturday September 11th at Spoon River Speedway in Canton, IL.

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Gass, Arenz excel in PDTR Fair Night Sprint Car doubleheader

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) September 4, 2021 – A surprise 18-year-old 410 Sprint Car entrant from Oklahoma and the hottest 360 Sprint Car driver in the region stood tall in a two-division all-Sprint Car Plymouth Dirt Track Racing program contested before a large crowd during the 2021 Sheboygan County Fair at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, Sept. 4.

Noah Gass of Mounds, Okla. made his first visit to The Plymouth Dirt Track pay off in a big way as he outdueled Scotty Thiel of Sheboygan in the closing laps to record his first career Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association A-main victory in his initial IRA start in the 30-lap headliner.

Midwest Sprint Car Association point leader Travis Arenz earned his fifth Kristine Hartmann Pleasantview Realty Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car A-main victory of the 2021 season in dominating fashion in the 25-lap main event, while also taking over the PDTR 360 Sprint Car division point lead with just two points races remaining in the 2021 campaign.

Polesitter Blake Nimee of Oswego, Ill. outdueled outside front row starter Scotty Thiel to grab the initial lead in turn one of the opening circuit of the IRA 30-lap A main.

Thiel battled back to reel off a slide job in turn three before Nimee dove low to duck under Thiel to maintain the lead at the completion of lap one. Nimee then settled into running the cushion off the third-mile clay oval with Thiel in second and fourth starter Jordan Goldesberry of Springfield, Ill. in third in the early going.

On lap 8, the leaders began to encounter lapped traffic as Noah Gass, who started seventh, worked the low groove to work past Goldesberry into third on lap 9.

The leaders skillfully weaved their way through lapped traffic over the next eight laps before Thiel caught Nimee and dove low to wrestle away the lead exiting turn four on lap 17.

However, Nimee rebounded to trade slide jobs with Thiel over the next four laps. The two hard-charging drivers dueled side by side repeatedly on the smooth and wide track surface before Thiel used the high groove to assume the top spot on lap 23.

One lap later, Gass worked the low groove to move past Nimee into second. Gass was closing on the high-riding Thiel before the first of three caution flags appeared on lap 27 when Mike Reinke of Howards Grove spun in turn two.

Thiel used a big restart to pull away from Gass. However, Gass was not to be denied as he patiently worked the track surface to perfection utilizing the middle to low groove to duck underneath the cushion-pounding Thiel exiting turn four on lap 29.

Thiel attempted to battle back with a low move in turn one. However, Thiel hooked an infield tire and spun in turn two to bring out the second caution flag of the race.

On the ensuing restart, Dave Uttech of Kenosha and Alan Gilbertson of Kasson, Minn. collided exiting turn four to bring out the third caution of the event.

The green, white, checkered flag finish saw Gass pull away as Nimee and 2018 IRA champion and current point leader Jake Blackhurst of Hanna City, Ill., who started fifth, engaging in a heated duel for second.

Gass hold on to notch his initial IRA triumph, Nimee finished second, Blackhurst was third, Goldesberry took fourth and Jake Neuman of New Berlin, Ill., who started third, rounded out the top five in his IRA debut at The Plymouth Dirt Track.

“We didn’t really know what to do here set-up wise since we had never raced here before,” Gass said. “I was searching for the best groove to run early in the race and then I tried running the bottom and it felt really good. On that restart, I just about gave it away, but I worked on my corner entry line and opened up my exit and it all worked out for us.”

Despite falling just short of victory lane, Nimee was still pleased with his runner-up showing.

“We had a lot of speed, but we couldn’t quite get it done tonight,” Nimee said. “It is so tough running against these guys with a part-time team like we have. I’m proud of my guys. They do a great job. We’ll take a second-place finish and move on to the next race.”

Blackhurst found it challenging to find the fast groove around the track during the A main.

“It was a pretty fun race,” Blackhurst said. “I struggled to find the right place to run. The track actually started to take rubber and it took me a while to find it. I ran the cushion when I maybe should have gone down low sooner, but third is still not too bad.”

2011 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Ben Schmidt of Howards Grove grabbed the lead on the drop of the green flag of the 25-lap 360 Sprint Car A main from the pole.

Throughout the early going, the low-riding Schmidt felt heavy pressure from outside frow row starter Tyler Tischendorf of Waupaca, who was running the cushion. By lap six, Travis Arenz, moved into the top five from his seventh starting spot.

The lone caution flag of the race appeared on lap 7 for debris along the front stretch. On the restart, Schmidt again bolted into the lead while Tischendorf fell back along the cushion, which allowed third starter Jack Vanderboom of Dousman to take over the runner-up spot, while Arenz moved into third.

On lap 10, Arenz worked the high groove to move around Vanderboom into second as he quickly closed in on Schmidt for the lead. On lap 12, Arenz utilized the cushion to shoot around Schmidt into the top spot and he quickly proceeded to pull away from the field.

Arenz hit lapped traffic on lap 16, but it didn’t slow him down a bit as he extended his lead over the closing nine laps en route to his ninth career PDTR 360 Sprint Car A-main victory, 20th career Midwest Sprint Car Association A-main triumph and ninth MSA main-event win of the 2021 season.

“It was kind of tough going to begin the race, but then during the caution I pulled the wing back and the car was phenomenal in clean and dirty air the rest of the way,” Arenz said. “I have to thank all my crew members and everyone that supports me. Everyone has done a great job this year.”

Schmidt had to settle for second, Vanderboom was third, two-time PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee placed fourth after starting fifth and 2008 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champ Lance Fassbender of Burnett rounded out the top five after starting sixth.

Kyle Schuett of Philo, Ill. captured the 10-lap IRA 410 Sprint Car Series B main.

Adam Miller of Plymouth won the 15-lap Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car B Main.

Scotty Thiel was the IRA fast qualifier with a lap of 11.526 seconds.

The 16th PDTR program of the 2021 season, which was sponsored by Hopf Farms, drew 61 total cars, including31 IRA 410 Sprint Cars and 30 PDTR 360 Sprint Cars.

The final regular PDTR program of the 2021 season will take place on Saturday, Sept. 11 with the season championship points programs on tap for the PDTR Grand National and B Mods, a full points show for the PDTR 360 Sprint Cars and a special appearance by the Badger Midget Auto Racing Association.

Spectator gates open at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps at 5:30 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m.

The new book “70 Years of Plymouth Dirt Track Racing” by Dennis Darovich of Sheboygan and George Baumann of Waupun, covering every season of racing at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. from 1950 to 2020 will be available for purchase at every race during the 2021 PDTR season, as well as at the Sheboygan County Fair office during regular business hours and online at www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com.

BUMPER TO BUMPER INTERSTATE RACING ASSOCIATION 410 SPRINT CARS

QUALIFYING 1, Scotty Thiel 11.526 2, Jake Blackhurst 11.663 3, Jordan Goldesberry 11.794 4, Jake Neuman 11.869 5, Noah Gass 11.879 6, Blake Nimee 11.895 7, Danny Schlafer 11.923 8, Kris Spitz 12.019 9, Dave Uttech 12.079 10, John Fahl 12.101 11, Josh Walter 12.172 12, Jack Berger 12.175 13, Chris Flick 12.231 14, Mike Reinke 12.254 15, Russel Borland 12.266 16, Steve Meyer 12.279 17, Dan McCarron 12.285 18, Caden Englehart 12.290 19, Josh Schneiderman 12.299 20, Jeremy Schultz 12.336 21, Scotty Neitzel 12.351 22, Zach Hansen 12.369 23, Hunter Custer 12.377 24, Kyle Schuett 12.416 25, Alan Gilbertson 12.491 26, Robbie Pribnow 12.517 27, Brayton Lynch 12.568 28, Wayne Modjeski 12.622 29, Jeremy Schroeder 12.689 30, Austin Hartmann 13.393 31, Preston Ruh 13.439.

HEAT 1 1, Scotty Thiel 2, Noah Gass 3, Scotty Neitzel 4, Dan McCarron 5, Dave Uttech 6, Alan Gilbertson 7, Jeremy Schroeder 8, Chris Flick.

HEAT 2 1, Mike Reinke 2, Jake Blackhurst 3, Blake Nimee 4, Robbie Pribnow 5, John Fahl 6, Zach Hansen 7, Austin Hartmann 8, Caden Englehart.

HEAT 3 1, Danny Schlafer 2, Jordan Goldesberry 3, Josh Schneiderman 4, Russel Borland 5, Hunter Custer 6, Preston Ruh 7, Josh Walter 8, Brayton Lynch.

HEAT 4 1, Steve Meyer 2, Kris Spitz 3, Jake Neuman 4, Wayne Modjeski 5, Jeremy Schultz 6, Kyle Schuett 7, Jack Berger.

DASH 1 1, Blake Nimee 2, Jake Neuman 3, Jake Blackhurst 4, Noah Gass 5, Steve Meyer.

DASH 2 1,Scotty Thiel 2, Jordan Goldesberry 3, Danny Schlafer 4, Mike Reinke 5, Kris Spitz.

B MAIN 1, Kyle Schuett 2, Jack Berger 3, Chris Flick 4, Alan Gilbertson 5, Zach Hansen 6, Preston Ruh 7, Austin Hartmann 8, Jereme Schroeder 9, Brayton Lynch 10, Caden Englehart 11, Josh Walter (DNS).

A MAIN 1, Noah Gass 2, Blake Nimee 3, Jake Blackhurst 4, Jordan Goldesberry 5, Jake Neuman 6, Russel Borland 7, Josh Schneiderman 8, Dan McCarron 9, Steve Meyer 10, Scotty Neitzel 11, Robbie Pribnow 12, John Fahl 13, Danny Schlafer 14, Kris Spitz 15, Kyle Schuett 16, Wayne Modjeski 17, Jeremy Schultz 18, Chris Flick 19, Jack Berger 20, Alan Gilbertson 21, Dave Uttech 22, Hunter Custer 23, Scotty Thiel 24, Mike Reinke.

KRISTINE HARTMANN PLEASANTVIEW REALTY 360 SPRINT CARS

HEAT 1 1, Jack Vanderboom 2, Travis Arenz 3, Ben Schmidt 4, Bill Taylor 5, Tony Wondra 6, Katelyn Krebsbach 7, Dylan Winkel8, Matt Rechek.

HEAT 2 1, Tyler Tischendorf 2, Blake Wondra 3, Tyler Brabant 4, Anthony Knierim 5, Nick Daywalt 6, Adam Miller 7, Brandon McMullen 8, Brandon Berth.

HEAT 1, Kurt Davis 2, Lance Fassbender 3, Paul Pokorski 4, Will Gerrits 5, Justin Miller 6, Chris Larson 7, Chris Clayton.

HEAT 4 1, Justin Erickson 2, Kevin Karnitz 3, Tim Haddy 4, Doug Wondra 5, Jason Johnson 6, Josh Teunissen 7, Scott Conger.

B MAIN 1, Adam Miller 2, Brandon McMullen 3, Tony Wondra 4, Anthony Knierim 5, Scott Conger 6, Nick Daywalt 7, Dylan Winkel 8, Matt Rechek 9, Jason Johnson 10, Josh Teunissen 11, Brandon Berth 12, Katelyn Krebsbach 13, Chris Clayton 14, Chris Larson.

A MAIN 1, Travis Arenz 2, Ben Schmidt 3, Jack Vanderboom 4, Kurt Davis 5, Lance Fassbender 6, Justin Erickson 7, Kevin Karnitz 8, Brandon McMullen 9, Blake Wondra 10, Justin Miller 11, Tyler Tischendorf 12, Paul Pokorski 13, Tyler Brabant 14, Bill Taylor 15, Adam Miller 16, Will Gerrits 17, Tim Haddy 18, Nick Daywalt 19, Scott Conger 20, Tony Wondra21, Anthony Knierim 22, Doug Wondra.

 

 

Wilmot Raceway Season Championship Night

(Wilmot, Wis., Saturday, September 4, 2021)--Three repeat champions and a pair of first time title holders concluded the Labor Day weekend 2021 Wilmot Raceway Season Championship Night events Saturday, September 4.
Scott Ellis of Lake Villa, IL captured his first ever championship in his fourth season of racing in the Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Cars. Ellis title came by 3-points over second place Ryan Johnson in the tighest points battle of the season out of the six divisions which competed at Wilmot.. "It's a tough division and a lot of fun to run in," said Ellis, who finished eighth in the 20-lap feature. "It feels good to finally win one. I have to thank my sponsors, my dad(Steve, who finished 7th in the main) and everyone who supported me."
Johnson, of Salem, the 2019 champion, won the feature leading wire to wire. Ryan Andrews of Woodstock, IL was second. Ernie Herlt of Grayslake, IL third. Mt. Pleasant's David McKellips fourth. John Cole of McHenry, IL fifth.
"We did everything we could," said Johnson, regarding coming up just short of the title. Johnson won the third heat race with Ellis finished second. "I congratulate Scott. Finishing second in this class is a great accomplishment. We'll take it."
Oconomowoc's Ryan Zielski had to take the hard road to his first ever AutoMeter/Brewington Electric Wisconsin WingLess Sprints Wilmot championship. Zielski had to come through the "B" Main, which he won, to make the feature after finishing out of a transfer spot in the heat race due to a late race spin. Zielski came from 21st starting spot in the 24-car feature field to finish sixth which was good enough to regain the points lead and win the title by less than 20 points. It was Zielski's third season in the WingLess cars and on dirt, having raced 20 years total with a majroity previously on asphalt. "I have to thank my team and everyone for all of their support," said Zielski. "If I hadn't finished the feature where I did, Tim (Cox) would have won the championship."
Cox of Park City, IL won his second 20-lap WingLess feature, but it was not easy. Cox overtook Tate Hensley of Trevor on lap four, just prior to a caution. As laps wound down, Bristol's Mike Klemko, Cox and Salem's Daniel Graumenz got into a three-way battle. Klemko took the lead just prior to a final caution three laps from the finish. On the restart, Cox retook the lead down the backstretch and went on to the win. Chris Klemko ended up second. Graumenz third. Rookie of the Year Clayton Rossmann of Wadsworth, IL fourth. Hensley fifth.
Kansasville's Ryan Marshall, who held a 7-point lead for the title going into the feature, got caught up in opening lap tangle involving several cars in turn one ending his night and title hopes with a 23rd place finish.
"I am not saying I am retiring," said Cox in victory lane. "I told my wife Cheryl that as long as I could compete, I would keep racing. During the last yellow I pulled my belts a little tighter and said to myself, either go for it or wreck doing it. I am glad I was able to get the win."
Leading the list of winning multiple championships was Caledonia's Chris Carlson, taking his fifth Wilmot modified crown. Carlson, who clinched prior to taking a lap, won his 11th 20-lap feature of the season in 14 starts to close out the Wilmot points. Second was Genoa City's Mike Simons. Genoa City's Nick Simons was third. Nick Simons had motor problems retire him while leading third heat race. Milwaukee's Don Scheffler was fourth. Bristol's John Dost fifth.
Nick Simons had motor problems retire him while leading third heat race. Simons jumped into Lee Tibbitts car, started at the rear of the "B" Main, finishing third to transfer to the main. Milwaukee's Don Scheffler was fourth in the feature.
"I knew I could hear Mike(Simons) coming," said Carlson of the feature battle. "My car was a rocket. The track was fantastic and you could run anywhere. I thank my crew, sponsors, family. We're not done yet. We will be back next week here at Wilmot, and we have some other year end races we want to hit."
Nick Petska of Spring Grove, IL secured his third Wilmot Interstates Racing Association(IRA) Lightning Sprints season championship by putting an explanation point on it with his third main event win of the season. Pleasant Prarie's Mike Neau, Dreamchaser race teammate to Petska, finished second and runnerup in points. Oak Creek's Mark Heinert was third in the feature. Ron Brannam of Barrington, IL fourth. C.J. Malueg of Johnsburg, IL fifth.
"It's great to win the championship and the feature, but that is the last time I will be racing at Wilmot as I am announcing my retirement at the end of this season," said an emotional Petska, joined by car owner Larry Neau in victory lane. "After 18 years of racing, I've been doing it long enough. I have to thank Larry and Mike(Neau) for giving me the opportunity. Winning the Wilmot title is great. Now we have a couple more IRA series events left at other tracks and would like to close out with that championship too."
The final championship of the night saw the winner towed into victory lane for the group photograph. Rob Maule of Hebron, IL, while battling in the top five, spun in turn two sustaining reared damage ending his night with 8 laps to go in the 20-lap feature. Maule had accumulated enough points so his 13th place finish did not prevent him from his fourth Wilmot championship. "Definitely not the way I wanted to finish it," said Maule. "Winning a championship against the drivers we have in this division is always rewarding. Have to thank my family and sponsors for all of their support. We will be back next week for the special."
Cody Erickson of Algonquin, IL won his fourth street stock feature of the season, securing a second place finish in the points. Rounding out the top five in the main were second place Blake Kreuser of Kenosha, third place Courtney Atkinson of Muskego, fourth place Brandon Mertes of Antioch, IL and fifth place Craig Mertes of Antioch.
"Finishing second to Rob I will take any day," Erickson said. "It was a great battle out there. Thanks to my dad(Dave), my sponsors, everyone who supports us. We're looking forward to next Saturday(September 11).
Jake Blackhurst of Hanna City, IL won his first ever Wilmot 410-winged sprint car series championship on August 21.
Wilmot Raceway is scheduled to conclude its 2021 season with the Annual Jim "Wildman" Watson Classic featuring the Dirt King Late Model Tour on Saturday, September 11. WingLess Sprints and Modifieds, both competing for $1,000 to win features, plus street stocks and Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Cars going for $500 to win, are on the program as well.
In addition, over 150 bikes are expected to be given away to youngsters ages 16 and under in attendance. The bikes have been sponsored by businesses, race teams, track staff and fans. Grandstands open at 5 p.m. with registration for the bike giveaway beginning then and continuing until the pre-race ceremonies scheduled for around 6:45 p.m.
Antioch VFW Post 4551 will be giving free Miniature U.S. Flags while the supply lasts. A special commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the events of 9/11 is planned as part of the pre-race ceremonies.
Grandstands open at 5 p.m., hot laps at 6 p.m., racing planned for 6:45 p.m. Grandstand adult admission for ages 12 and over is $25.00; ages 7-11 $5.00; ages 6 & under admitted free.
Pit gates are scheduled to open at 3 p.m. with all pit passes $30.00.
For updates phone the trackside raceline 262-862-2090, check the Raceway website wilmotraceway.com or the official track Facebook page.
Submitted by Michael H. Babicz (262-206-5465)

 

Henderson and Schafer Record C & B Operations Power Series Nationals Victories at Jackson Motorplex

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Sept. 4, 2021) - Justin Henderson and Cam Schafer tied a bow on the 2021 racing season at Jackson Motorplex on Saturday evening by winning the C & B Operations Power Series Nationals opener.

The four-round event, which was divided between the first two nights of Labor Day Weekend at Jackson Motorplex and the final two nights at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., got off to a wet start when Round 1 rained out on Friday.

Nearly 50 Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series teams as well as 18 Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series Non-Wing Sprint Cars drivers returned to the track on Saturday to put on an electric show during the season finale at Jackson Motorplex.

Henderson capped the night by dominating the $5,000-to-win Midwest Power Series/MSTS main event, which was only slowed by one caution with three laps remaining. Henderson had built a 2.989-second advantage prior to the late-race restart and that didn't slow him much as he pulled away to win by 1.697 seconds.

"We love those $5,000 checks all day long," he exclaimed in Victory Lane. "Take it to the bank.

"It was a really technical race track. When you're out front you're always hearing someone out back of your car. I knew Kaleb (Johnson) had a really good car so when I saw him in second on that restart I was worried."

While Henderson held onto a comfortable advantage throughout the race and the late restart, the battle to fill the top five ramped up as the race wore on. Kaleb Johnson maneuvered into the second position on Lap 9 and Brooke Tatnell took third place on Lap 13. Jack Dover climbed to fourth on Lap 21. He then powered around both Tatnell and Johnson on the top in turns three and four on the restart before Johnson regained second place on the ensuing lap.

"Going into the night with 49 cars, to come out with a second-place finish is nothing to hang our heads about," Johnson said. "We've been fast all year. We'll keep digging and luckily we get two nights at Huset's Speedway coming up."

Dover rounded out the podium.

"I was driving the wheels off of it," he said. "We did some stuff before the feature to settle the car down in the bumps in the entry to the corners and it really helped. Congrats to Justin and congrats to Kaleb. We had a hell of a battle at the end. It's one of those nights we live and learn and take the notes and come back next time stronger."

Scott Winters used a late rally to secure a fourth-place result and Jake Bubak earned the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars by hustling from 20th to fifth.

Tatnell and Parker Price-Miller each set quick time in their qualifying group to kick off the action. Brendan Mullen, Henderson, Wade Nygaard, Clint Garner, Ryan Timms and Johnson were the heat race winners. Matt Juhl and Bubak each won a B Main.

Schafer powered to the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series Non-Wing Sprint Cars victory, consistently hitting the bottom lane en route to the victory.

"It's pretty cool," he said. "I like this place a lot. I screwed up here last year when we were out here. I got off the bottom and let everybody by when it took rubber. I wasn't going to let that happen twice."

Mike Mueller earned a runner-up result with Nick DaRonco placing third, Jake Kouba fourth and Brian Roach fifth.

Kouba and Schafer picked up heat race victories.

The C & B Operations Power Series Nationals shifts to Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on Sunday for the first of two straight nights of action. The main gates open at 4 p.m. with racing scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

C & B OPERATIONS POWER SERIES NATIONALS RACE RESULTS AT JACKSON MOTORPLEX (Sept. 4, 2021) -

Midwest Power Series/Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 Sprint Cars

A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 83-Justin Henderson (2); 2. 22-Kaleb Johnson (4); 3. 53-Jack Dover (11); 4. 23W-Scott Winters (9); 5. 9X-Jacob Bubak (20); 6. 14-Brooke Tatnell (6); 7. 5T-Ryan Timms (5); 8. 28-Scott Bogucki (3); 9. 35-Skylar Prochaska (15); 10. 44-Chris Martin (12); 11. 14X-Jody Rosenboom (13); 12. 11M-Brendan Mullen (7); 13. 5X-Parker Price-Miller (22); 14. 35L-Cody Ledger (10); 15. 40-Clint Garner (8); 16. 22X-Riley Goodno (18); 17. 09-Matt Juhl (19); 18. 27B-Jake Martens (23); 19. 24T-Chris Thram (14); 20. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (16); 21. 5J-Javen Ostermann (17); 22. 14T-Tim Estenson (24); 23. 5-Eric Lutz (21); 24. 9N-Wade Nygaard (1).

B Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 09-Matt Juhl (1); 2. 5-Eric Lutz (2); 3. 27B-Jake Martens (4); 4. 86-Elliot Amdahl (3); 5. 50-Chase Viebrock (7); 6. 5TT-Mark Toews (8); 7. 2-Chase Porter (6); 8. 10P-Dylan Postier (9); 9. 7-Andrew Sullivan (5); 10. 4W-Matt Wasmund (10); 11. 36-Derrik Lusk (16); 12. 10-Lincoln Drewis (12); 13. 03-Jamey Ogston (14); 14. (DNF) 81-Jared Jansen (13); 15. (DNF) 99-Brayden Gruebel (11); 16. (DNS) 48-Taylor Forbes.

B Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 9X-Jacob Bubak (2); 2. 5X-Parker Price-Miller (1); 3. 14T-Tim Estenson (4); 4. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (3); 5. 23K-Rob Kubli (5); 6. 20G-Chris Graf (7); 7. 88-Travis Reber (10); 8. 20-Brant O'Banion (6); 9. 12-Troy Schreurs (11); 10. 1A-John Anderson (9); 11. 2X-Tony Rustad (14); 12. (DNF) 17-Lee Goos Jr (13); 13. (DNF) 18-Tyler Rabenberg (8); 14. (DNS) 15C-Carter Chevalier; 15. (DNS) 22W-Aaron Werner.

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 11M-Brendan Mullen (1); 2. 14-Brooke Tatnell (4); 3. 35-Skylar Prochaska (2); 4. 09-Matt Juhl (3); 5. 27B-Jake Martens (5); 6. 50-Chase Viebrock (6); 7. 4W-Matt Wasmund (7); 8. 81-Jared Jansen (9); 9. 48-Taylor Forbes (8).

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 83-Justin Henderson (4); 2. 14X-Jody Rosenboom (1); 3. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (2); 4. 5-Eric Lutz (3); 5. 7-Andrew Sullivan (6); 6. 5TT-Mark Toews (5); 7. 99-Brayden Gruebel (8); 8. (DNF) 36-Derrik Lusk (7).

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 9N-Wade Nygaard (1); 2. 23W-Scott Winters (4); 3. 24T-Chris Thram (3); 4. 86-Elliot Amdahl (5); 5. 2-Chase Porter (2); 6. 10P-Dylan Postier (7); 7. 10-Lincoln Drewis (8); 8. 03-Jamey Ogston (6).

Heat 4 (10 Laps): 1. 40-Clint Garner (3); 2. 53-Jack Dover (2); 3. 22X-Riley Goodno (6); 4. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (5); 5. 20-Brant O'Banion (7); 6. 1A-John Anderson (8); 7. (DNF) 17-Lee Goos Jr (1); 8. (DNF) 5X-Parker Price-Miller (4).

Heat 5 (10 Laps): 1. 5T-Ryan Timms (2); 2. 35L-Cody Ledger (3); 3. 28-Scott Bogucki (4); 4. 14T-Tim Estenson (5); 5. 20G-Chris Graf (6); 6. 88-Travis Reber (7); 7. (DNF) 12-Troy Schreurs (1); 8. (DNS) 15C-Carter Chevalier.

Heat 6 (10 Laps): 1. 22-Kaleb Johnson (4); 2. 44-Chris Martin (2); 3. 5J-Javen Ostermann (1); 4. 23K-Rob Kubli (5); 5. 18-Tyler Rabenberg (6); 6. (DNF) 22W-Aaron Werner (8); 7. (DNF) 9X-Jacob Bubak (3); 8. (DNF) 2X-Tony Rustad (7).

Qualifying 1 (2 Laps): 1. 14-Brooke Tatnell, 00:13.496 (11); 2. 83-Justin Henderson, 00:13.579 (13); 3. 23W-Scott Winters, 00:13.661 (22); 4. 09-Matt Juhl, 00:13.679 (2); 5. 5-Eric Lutz, 00:13.707 (7); 6. 24T-Chris Thram, 00:13.727 (25); 7. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 00:13.842 (18); 8. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson, 00:13.923 (23); 9. 2-Chase Porter, 00:13.973 (17); 10. 11M-Brendan Mullen, 00:14.012 (19); 11. 14X-Jody Rosenboom, 00:14.021 (12); 12. 9N-Wade Nygaard, 00:14.024 (6); 13. 27B-Jake Martens, 00:14.036 (14); 14. 5TT-Mark Toews, 00:14.052 (5); 15. 86-Elliot Amdahl, 00:14.066 (24); 16. 50-Chase Viebrock, 00:14.083 (16); 17. 7-Andrew Sullivan, 00:14.226 (15); 18. 03-Jamey Ogston, 00:14.258 (21); 19. 4W-Matt Wasmund, 00:14.312 (4); 20. 36-Derrik Lusk, 00:14.323 (20); 21. 10P-Dylan Postier, 00:14.399 (8); 22. 48-Taylor Forbes, 00:14.551 (10); 23. 99-Brayden Gruebel, 00:14.900 (9); 24. 10-Lincoln Drewis, 00:14.973 (3); 25. 81-Jared Jansen, 00:15.088 (1).

Qualifying 2 (2 Laps): 1. 5X-Parker Price-Miller, 00:13.554 (14); 2. 28-Scott Bogucki, 00:13.674 (3); 3. 22-Kaleb Johnson, 00:13.698 (16); 4. 40-Clint Garner, 00:13.742 (1); 5. 35L-Cody Ledger, 00:13.769 (19); 6. 9X-Jacob Bubak, 00:13.850 (10); 7. 53-Jack Dover, 00:13.881 (5); 8. 5T-Ryan Timms, 00:13.899 (13); 9. 44-Chris Martin, 00:13.934 (4); 10. 17-Lee Goos Jr, 00:13.953 (2); 11. 12-Troy Schreurs, 00:13.963 (18); 12. 5J-Javen Ostermann, 00:13.985 (12); 13. 10J-Justin Jacobsma, 00:13.992 (11); 14. 14T-Tim Estenson, 00:14.026 (22); 15. 23K-Rob Kubli, 00:14.058 (23); 16. 22X-Riley Goodno, 00:14.085 (6); 17. 20G-Chris Graf, 00:14.091 (20); 18. 18-Tyler Rabenberg, 00:14.136 (7); 19. 20-Brant O'Banion, 00:14.456 (8); 20. 88-Travis Reber, 00:14.477 (9); 21. 2X-Tony Rustad, 00:14.809 (15); 22. 1A-John Anderson, 00:14.815 (17); 23. 15C-Carter Chevalier, 00:14.870 (21); 24. 22W-Aaron Werner, 00:15.300 (24).

Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series Non-Wing Sprints

A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 54-Cam Schafer (1); 2. 87MM-Mike Mueller (2); 3. 8-Nick DaRonco (6); 4. 6-Jake Kouba (4); 5. 99-Brian Roach (7); 6. 7-Scott Brandt (9); 7. 2C-Brad Cunningham (12); 8. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (8); 9. 93-Brad Peterson (10); 10. 65-Luke Nellis (11); 11. 10-Zach Widdes (16); 12. 63-Todd Hansen (18); 13. 57-Ryan Buck (14); 14. 20L-Lucas Logue (15); 15. 1-Chuck Schumacher (17); 16. 04-Brian Trembath (13); 17. 69S-Jon Lewerer (3); 18. 22-Brian VanMeveren (5).

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 6-Jake Kouba (2); 2. 87MM-Mike Mueller (7); 3. 93-Brad Peterson (1); 4. 8-Nick DaRonco (6); 5. 99-Brian Roach (8); 6. 65-Luke Nellis (4); 7. 20L-Lucas Logue (5); 8. 04-Brian Trembath (9); 9. (DNS) 63-Todd Hansen.

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 54-Cam Schafer (7); 2. 22-Brian VanMeveren (3); 3. 69S-Jon Lewerer (6); 4. 7-Scott Brandt (5); 5. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (8); 6. 2C-Brad Cunningham (1); 7. 10-Zach Widdes (4); 8. 57-Ryan Buck (9); 9. (DNF) 1-Chuck Schumacher (2).

UP NEXT -

Sunday and Monday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., for the C & B Operations Power Series Nationals featuring the Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Midwest Power Series as well as the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series Non-Wing Sprint Cars

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Bayston gets late race pass to sweep biggest shows of the year at Attica Raceway Park

Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Just like the previous night, the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 feature came down to the closing laps in dramatic fashion Saturday at Attica Raceway Park. In an event that was rushed through because of impending weather, Lebanon, Indiana’s Spencer Bayston took the lead from Friday night’s winner Zeb Wise on lap 36 of the 40-lap affair and drove to the $10,000 Attica Ambush victory, to make it a sweep of the track’s biggest paydays in 2021 as he also won the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics in July.

The win on All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Night was Bayston’s fifth career All Star victory and the third career win at Attica. The All Stars have now competed at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue 132 times.

“That was a lot of fun. That whole time I felt like we were just waiting on rain. I didn’t get as good of a dash as I should of and was behind a little bit there…I knew rain was coming. I thought if I could be as aggressive as I could at the start and be as far as we can knowing it was coming. Really really came to life the last half of that race. The long run really helped. I got my wing back and was kind of moving around and got pretty comfortable with what I was doing. I was the only one running the top in one and two…could hit the top where the lip was up and kind of transition my momentum that way. This was kind of back to my outlaw win here….slick as can be and we get this thing really really settled and get me really comfortable,” said Bayston of his Mike McGhee and Associates/XYZ Machining/Winters Performance Products/Champion Racing Oil/FK Rod Ends backed #11.

“What’s cool to think about the last two years I’ve been sitting at home watching these races and now we’re out here. That’s all to Mike McGhee and Sam and Kevin and all their hard work and Kathy and all they’ve put into this program and given me a chance and opportunity,” added Bayston.

While understandably disappointed Angola, Indiana’s Wise put the weekend into perspective as his first year team had a round past couple of weeks.

“You never want to get beat like that…that’s the second time here I’ve gotten beat late. After the month we’ve had I’ll take a first and a second, can’t really be too disappointed with that,” said Wise of his Sun Dollar Restoration/Quick Pits Auto/Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales/Bills Towing and Repair #10.

Current All Star point leader Tyler Courtney also put his best Attica finish into perspective after having lots of issues the previous night.

“I think that’s our best finish at Attica. Last night was just one of those nights you forget about and move on. All around that probably was my worst night in a race car as a driver over the last couple of years. Everyone here at Clauson/Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink they stand behind me and we ended up with our best finish here,” said Courtney.

Fremont, Ohio’s Paul Weaver, a five time and defending Attica champion, took the lead of the Fremont Fence 305 feature on lap three and other than a few cautions, dominated the 25-lap affair for a $1,000 pay day. It was Weaver’s seventh win of the year at Attica and the 63rd of his career at the track.

“I didn’t want to catch the lapped cars because you could see the loose dirt rolling across there and it was like a skating rink. At the beginning I thought this thing was too fast too early and would fade at the end. I have to thank Bob Hampshire. We were up there piecing another motor together for a spare and I told him I want to run it since we got it together…it runs pretty good,” said Weaver of his B&B Drain Service/Hampshire Racing Engines/M&L Excavating/Adkins Motorsports backed #1w.

Jac Haudenschild and Craig Mintz brought the All Star field to green for the 40 lap Attica Ambush with Mintz gaining the advantage over Haudenschild, Wise, Gio Scelzi and Courtney. Wise moved into second on lap two a challenged Mintz for the lead by lap seven as Scelzi and Courtney battled for third. A caution on lap seven slowed the tremendous battle up front.

On the restart Wise went back to work on Mintz as Scelzi and Courtney continued their battle for third. Wise drove around Mintz for the lead on lap 10 but Mintz returned the favor the next lap.

Mintz was able to pull away slightly from Wise while Courtney battled with Scelzi, eighth starter Bayston and Justin Peck for third. With 15 laps to go Wise was on the move. He and Mintz battled side by side for two laps until Wise took the lead on lap 28. Bayston was now the driver on the move having took third from Courtney on lap 25.

With seven laps remaining with Wise holding a couple of car length lead, Bayston pulled around Mintz and took second with Courtney moving into third a lap later. As the field took the five to go signal Bayston was racing to the outside of Wise and took the lead on lap 36 and drove away to the win over Wise, Courtney, Mintz and Peck.

In the 25 lap 305 feature Shawn Valenti jumped into the lead with Kasey Jedrzejek and Weaver challenging. Weaver took second on lap two as a light rain fell and drove into the lead on lap three. Weaver built a substantial lead of nearly four seconds until the caution flew on lap 11.

The restart running order was Weaver, Zeth Sabo, Jedrzejek, Valenti and Matt Foos. Weaver again pulled away when the green flew while Sabo ran comfortably in second while Jedrzejek and Valenti battled for third. Jedrzejek brought the caution out on lap 17 and on the other end of the track Sabo also sat side ways.

When the green flew so did Weaver, driving away to nearly a five second victory over Valenti, Kasey Ziebold, Seth Schneider and Foos.

Attica Raceway Park will wrap up the 2021 season Friday, Sept. 10 on Kistler Racing Products/Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating presents the Mark Keegan Classic Season Championship Night. The All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products 410 Attica Fremont Championship Series Presented by the Baumann Auto Group will be in competition battling for $4,000 to win. The Napa of Bryan 305 AFCS Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales competitors will battle for $1,000 to win and the Dirt Nerds Podcast/Propane.com UMP Late Models will also be in action.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

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Attica Raceway Park

Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021

FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions

Contingency Awards/Results:

EMi Driver’s Meeting: 36

State Water Heaters Warm-Ups:

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Tyler Courtney - 12.832 seconds

Ford Performance Heat #1: Spencer Bayston

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Jac Haudenschild

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Gio Scelzi

Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Craig Mintz

Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main:

JE Pistons Dash #1: Jac Haudenschild

Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Craig Mintz

Classic Ink USA B-Main: Chris Andrews

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Spencer Bayston

MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Greg Wilson (+18)

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Justin Peck

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Cale Thomas

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Chris Andrews

Qualifying

Group (A)

1. 10-Zeb Wise, 12.842; 2. 13-Justin Peck, 12.844; 3. 11-Spencer Bayston, 12.878; 4. 1-Nate Dussel, 13.056; 5. 70-Sammy Swindell, 13.140; 6. 23-Chris Andrews, 13.181; 7. 28-Tim Shaffer, 13.247; 8. 8-Aaron Reutzel, 13.256; 9. 12-Kyle Capodice, 13.749

Group (B)

1. 26-Cory Eliason, 12.944; 2. 18c-Cole Macedo, 13.024; 3. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 13.116; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.187; 5. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.256; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.426; 7. 97-Greg Wilson, 13.545; 8. 14-Tyler Street, 13.561; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.711

Group (C)

1. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 12.832; 2. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.043; 3. 18-Gio Scelzi, 13.072; 4. 19P-Paige Polyak, 13.156; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.256; 6. 4-Cap Henry, 13.302; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.436; 8. 5-Ian Madsen, 13.524; 9. 19-Marcus Dumesny, 13.600

Group (D)

1. 16-DJ Foos, 13.111; 2. 101-Cale Thomas, 13.329; 3. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.453; 4. 70M-Henry Malcuit, 13.622; 5. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.656; 6. O7-Skylar Gee, 13.717; 7. 2L-Landon Lalonde, 13.789; 8. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.855; 9. OO-Jamie Miller, 14.084

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer

1. 11-Spencer Bayston [2]; 2. 10-Zeb Wise [4]; 3. 13-Justin Peck [3]; 4. 1-Nate Dussel [1]; 5. 70-Sammy Swindell [5]; 6. 28-Tim Shaffer [7]; 7. 12-Kyle Capodice [9]; 8. 8-Aaron Reutzel [8]; 9. 23-Chris Andrews [6]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer

1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 2. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [2]; 3. 18C-Cole Macedo [3]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]; 6. 14-Tyler Street [8]; 7. 97-Greg Wilson [7]; 8. 5T-Travis Philo [5]; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer

1. 18-Gio Scelzi [2]; 2. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [3]; 3. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [4]; 4. 19P-Paige Polyak [1]; 5. 4-Cap Henry [6]; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker [5]; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs [7]; 8. 5-Ian Madsen [8]; 9. 19-Marcus Dumesny [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer

1. O9-Craig Mintz [2]; 2. 101-Cale Thomas [3]; 3. 70M-Henry Malcuit [1]; 4. O7-Skylar Gee [6]; 5. 16-DJ Foos [4]; 6. 17B-Bill Balog [5]; 7. 8M-TJ Michael [8]; 8. 2L-Landon Lalonde [7]; 9. OO-Jamie Miller [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)

1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 2. 10-Zeb Wise [3]; 3. 18C-Cole Macedo [2]; 4. 13-Justin Peck [5]; 5. 16-DJ Foos [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)

1. O9-Craig Mintz [2]; 2. 18-Gio Scelzi [1]; 3. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [4]; 4. 11-Spencer Bayston [5]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [3]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 23-Chris Andrews [1]; 2. 28-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker [3]; 4. 97-Greg Wilson [7]; 5. 17B-Bill Balog [5]; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs [6]; 7. 12-Kyle Capodice [8]; 8. 5-Ian Madsen [12]; 9. 14-Tyler Street [4]; 10. 2L-Landon Lalonde [13]; 11. 5T-Travis Philo [11]; 12. 8M-TJ Michael [9]; 13. 8-Aaron Reutzel [10]; 14. OO-Jamie Miller [16]; 15. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [15]; 16. 19-Marcus Dumesny [14]

A-Main (40 Laps)

1. 11-Spencer Bayston [8]; 2. 10-Zeb Wise [3]; 3. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [6]; 4. O9-Craig Mintz [2]; 5. 13-Justin Peck [7]; 6. 97-Greg Wilson [24]; 7. 18-Gio Scelzi [4]; 8. 16-DJ Foos [9]; 9. 26-Cory Eliason [10]; 10. 101-Cale Thomas [13]; 11. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [11]; 12. O7-Skylar Gee [17]; 13. 4-Cap Henry [19]; 14. 18C-Cole Macedo [5]; 15. 23-Chris Andrews [21]; 16. 1-Nate Dussel [15]; 17. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 18. 19P-Paige Polyak [16]; 19. 22-Brandon Spithaler [20]; 20. 70-Sammy Swindell [18]; 21. 35-Stuart Brubaker [23]; 22. 70M-Henry Malcuit [14]; 23. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [12]; 24. 28-Tim Shaffer [22]

305 Sprints – Fremont Fence

Qualifying

1.1W-Paul Weaver, 14.073; 2.26-Jamie Miller, 14.230; 3.16-Zeth Sabo, 14.260; 4.22-Justin Lusk, 14.278; 5.X-Mike Keegan, 14.390; 6.28-Shawn Valenti, 14.392; 7.36-Seth Schneider, 14.453; 8.21-Larry Kingseed Jr, 14.453; 9.19R-Steve Rando, 14.460; 10.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 14.477; 11.3X-Brandon Riehl, 14.511; 12.5-Kody Brewer, 14.516; 13.5M-Mike Moore, 14.520; 14.12F-Matt Foos, 14.552; 15.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 14.571; 16.32-Bryce Lucius, 14.580; 17.7M-Brandon Moore, 14.597; 18.34-Jud Dickerson, 14.607; 19.9R-Logan Riehl, 14.610; 20.Z10-Chris Verda, 14.614; 21.5K-Kasey Jedrzejek, 14.700; 22.15K-Creed Kemenah, 14.726; 23.11G-Luke Griffith, 14.755; 24.3F-Wade Fraley, 14.775; 25.5JR-Jim McGrath Jr., 14.779; 26.47-Matt Lucius, 14.805; 27.77X-Jamin Kindred, 14.896; 28.3M-Logan Mongeau, 15.004; 29.13-Jeremy Duposki, 15.018; 30.63-Randy Ruble, 15.042; 31.6-Jimmie Ward Jr, 15.124; 32.2-Brenden Torok, 15.183; 33.98-Robert Robenalt, 15.507; 34.17X-Dustin Keegan, 15.541;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 2. 12F-Matt Foos[1] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 4. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[5] ; 5. 5JR-Jim McGrath Jr.[7] ; 6. 5M-Mike Moore[2] ; 7. 13-Jeremy Duposki[8] ; 8. 15K-Creed Kemenah[6] ; 9. 98-Robert Robenalt[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 2. X15-Kasey Ziebold[1] ; 3. 22-Justin Lusk[3] ; 4. 3X-Brandon Riehl[5] ; 5. 11G-Luke Griffith[7] ; 6. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[2] ; 7. 2-Brenden Torok[8] ; 8. 17X-Dustin Keegan[9] ; 9. Z10-Chris Verda[6]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[1] ; 2. 28-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[2] ; 4. X-Mike Keegan[4] ; 5. 6-Jimmie Ward Jr[8] ; 6. 77X-Jamin Kindred[5] ; 7. 3M-Logan Mongeau[6] ; 8. 63-Randy Ruble[7]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

1. 7M-Brandon Moore[1] ; 2. 32-Bryce Lucius[2] ; 3. 16-Zeth Sabo[4] ; 4. 9R-Logan Riehl[6] ; 5. 5-Kody Brewer[3] ; 6. 34-Jud Dickerson[5] ; 7. 3F-Wade Fraley[7] ; 8. 47-Matt Lucius[8]

B-Main 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 5JR-Jim McGrath Jr.[1] ; 2. 6-Jimmie Ward Jr[2] ; 3. 77X-Jamin Kindred[4] ; 4. 5M-Mike Moore[3] ; 5. 13-Jeremy Duposki[5] ; 6. 3M-Logan Mongeau[6] ; 7. 15K-Creed Kemenah[7] ; 8. 63-Randy Ruble[8] ; 9. 98-Robert Robenalt[9]

B-Main 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 5-Kody Brewer[2] ; 2. 34-Jud Dickerson[4] ; 3. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[3] ; 4. 11G-Luke Griffith[1] ; 5. 3F-Wade Fraley[6] ; 6. Z10-Chris Verda[9] ; 7. 17X-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 8. 2-Brenden Torok[5] ; 9. 47-Matt Lucius[8]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 2. 28-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 3. X15-Kasey Ziebold[6] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[11] ; 5. 12F-Matt Foos[7] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[10] ; 7. 32-Bryce Lucius[5] ; 8. 9R-Logan Riehl[16] ; 9. X-Mike Keegan[15] ; 10. 19R-Steve Rando[12] ; 11. 26-Jamie Miller[8] ; 12. 5-Kody Brewer[18] ; 13. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[13] ; 14. 3X-Brandon Riehl[14] ; 15. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[22] ; 16. 22-Justin Lusk[9] ; 17. 34-Jud Dickerson[20] ; 18. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[2] ; 19. 5JR-Jim McGrath Jr.[17] ; 20. 6-Jimmie Ward Jr[19] ; 21. 16-Zeth Sabo[3] ; 22. 77X-Jamin Kindred[21]


 

Friday at Gas City;

Mihocko Is a First-Time Winner in Sprints;

Gehrke Holds On to Win USAC SpeeD2 Midget Main;

GAS CITY, Ind., Sept. 4 – Lee Hobbs of Mitchell, Ind. took home $1,000 out of a $7,000 purse for winning the 20-lap Street Stock Rumble Friday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway.

Tye Mihocko of Phoenix, Ariz. earned his first 25-lap Gas City non-wing sprint car feature victory, while Chett Gehrke of Bardtown, Ky. was victorious in the 20-lap USAC SpeeD2 Midwest Thunder midget feature. Defending track champion Derek Losh of Rensselaer, Ind. won the 20-lap main event for the modifieds for his sixth such feature victory of the year, and Nick Edwards of Marion, Ind. was the surprise winner of the 15-lap hornet feature.

Street Stocks

The Street Stock Rumble lived up to its billing, as it was a lot like gang warfare on a city street despite the fact Gas City is a quarter-mile dirt oval in the country. There were seven caution flags before Hobbs took the checkered 2.751 seconds before runner-up Glenn Bradley of Marion, Ind. did the same.

Polesitter Ervin Turner, also of Marion, led the first two laps. Hobbs started third and took the lead on lap three by passing both Bradley and Turner. Right after Hobbs assumed command there was a yellow that turned into a red flag due to extensive clean-up that had to be done after Sam Casko of Westville, Ind., Chris Hunter of Kokomo, Ind. and Bill Lewis of Fountain City, Ind. crashed in Turn 4. They all got out of their cars under their own power.

With five laps to go Hobbs had over a 4-second lead before that was dashed by yet another yellow. The last yellow flew with three laps to go when the fourth-place car of defending track champion Andy Bishop of Gas City spun in Turn 4, Matthew Baker of Kouts, Ind., also spun, and Jeffery Jessup of Union City, Ind. had a flat tire.

It was Hobbs’ fifth feature victory of the year at Gas City in his No. H0, which is sponsored by the Living Room Center, Hobbs Chassis and Pro Street, Woolston Automotive, Speedway Auto Parts of Orleans, Erv’s Card Room, Niflis Designs, Michaels Signs and Dynamic Technologies. Following Hobbs, Bradley and Turner at the end were Kory Conner of San Pierre, Ind. in fourth and Ron Flaugh of Converse, Ind. in fifth.

Eric Swan was the hard charger.

Non-Wing Sprint Cars

Mihocko stepped into Jamie and Michelle Paul’s High Asspirations Farms DRC Foxco No. 24P out of Eaton, Ohio, started on the pole, and led all 25 laps of the sprint car feature for his first Gas City feature victory ever.

Former track champion Thomas Meseraull of Waveland, Ind., started second and chased Mihocko the whole way.

Meseraull used the low groove to stay right behind Mihocko initially, but by lap 12 Mihocko had a 0.506-second lead. There were two late yellows with 17 laps down and 20 laps down that gave Meseraull additional chances, but Mihocko had great restarts and won by 1.204 seconds.

The yellow with 17 laps down was for Max Guilford of Auckland, New Zealand, who had a flat tire while running fourth. The one with five laps to go was for Jack Hoyer of Clinton Prairie, Ind., who spun in Turn 4 and got tagged by Dustin Ingle of Lima, Ohio.

The drivers who finished third and fourth came from deep within the field. Kyle Shipley of Phoenix, Ariz. finished third after starting tenth. He had a great start initially, rising to sixth on the first lap. He stayed in sixth, fifth or fourth until he passed Tyler Kendall of Greenfield, Ind., for third on lap 22.

Korbyn Hayslett of Troy, Ohio passed even more cars before he finished fourth. He started 19th but kept digging. He didn’t break into the top 10 until lap 12 or into the top five until lap 21. But he got fourth on lap 22 by passing Kendall, who held on for fifth.

USAC Midwest Thunder SpeeD2 Midgets

Polesitter Stratton Briggs of Ana, Ohio led the first six laps of the 20-lap USAC Midwest Thunder SpeeD2 midget feature chased by Abby Hohlbein of Cloverdale, Ohio.

Gehrke started 16th, broke into the top 10 on lap two, and was sixth by lap four. On lap five he moved into fourth place, on lap six he took third, and on lap seven he passed both Hohlbein and Briggs to take the lead.

Gehrke’s midget dropped fluid on the racetrack on lap 12 so much that it caused a caution, but he was still able to not only finish but to lead the rest of the way.

Jacob Denney of Galloway, Ohio started fifth and was always in the mix. He took second from Briggs on lap 12 and finished just 0.371 of a second behind Gehrke for the runner-up honors. Josh Yenser of Hilliard, Ohio and Bryce Massingill of Troy, Ohio had a good battle for third with their No. 12Y and No. 12M, respectively. Yenser got the show position, while Briggs passed Massingill on the white-flag lap for fourth. Massingill held on for fifth.

Modifieds

Losh didn’t have it easy in winning the modified feature but he still found a way to get to the front. He started fifth in his No. 21 Longhorn by Loenbro/Mullins Race Engines sponsored by Superior Sales and Service, R & R Transmission, Aggressive Graphics and Rensselaer Iron and Metal. He was sixth by the end of lap one, back in fifth on lap two, and he ran in fourth place from laps three through six. He passed Todd Sherman of Churubusco, Ind. on lap seven to move into third, and he stayed in that spot until he passed Randy Lines of Marion, Ind. for second on the backstretch on lap 11.

Polesitter Brad DeYoung of DeMotte, Ind., led the first 11 laps but Losh passed him for the lead with a move to the outside as they raced through Turn 2 on lap 12 and went on to post a 2.861-second victory over former track champion Lines, who was making his first Gas City start of the season. DeYoung held on for third. Sherman both started and finished in fourth place, while Dylan Woodling of Warsaw, Ind., placed fifth.

Hornets

The hornet division had the fewest cars but its feature saw the most lead changes. Polesitter James Headley Jr. of Wabash, Ind., led the first three laps; Jeremy Jones of Gas City led lap four, and the most recent winner, Kolton Sollars of LaFontaine, Ind., led laps five through 13.

At that point the top two drivers, Sollars and Jones, were involved in an incident that brought out a yellow and gave Edwards the lead. He held on for the last two laps for his first Gas City feature victory over Alexes Spaulding of Roanoke, Ind. Sollars regrouped to finish third. Headley Jr. did the same and finished fourth, while Steven Owens of Fairmount, Ind. placed fifth.

Edwards’ No. 71 Mustang is owned by Josh Edwards, also of Marion, and is sponsored by Titus Trucking, Headley Tree Service and Thompson’s Body Shop.

Red Flags

There were three flips during the course of the evening and they were all by USAC Midwest Thunder SpeeD2 midget drivers.

Mark Nieft Jr. of Brownsburg, Ind., flipped between Turns 3 and 4 during the second D2 midget qualifying session. Zack Gingerich of Celina, Ohio flipped in Turn 4 at the start of the second D2 midget heat. Luke Lemmons flipped hard and high between Turns 3 and 4 with two laps down in the D2 midget feature while running fourth. All got out of their crumpled cars under their own power.

What’s Next?

On Friday night, Sept. 10 the track will host its season championship, which is the last points events of 2021. It will feature non-wing sprint cars, modifieds, street stocks, hornets, and a visit by the American Vintage Sprint Car Association (AVSCA) sprint cars.

An adult general admission ticket only costs $15, with kids 12 and under free. A pit pass costs $30.

The pit gates will open at 3 p.m. and the grandstands at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and the racing starts at 7:30 p.m.

The track is dark on Friday, Sept. 17, but it will host the second annual Gas City Power Pull on Saturday, Sept. 18. Then the USAC AMSOIL national sprint cars and the USAC NOS Energy Drink national midgets converge on Gas City on Thursday, Sept. 23 for the fourth annual James Dean Classic. The track will conclude its 2021 season with the two-day Fall Festival of Speed on Oct. 22-23.

The complete 2021 schedule and more information are on the track’s website at GasCityI69Speedway.com. Fans and competitors can also follow it on Twitter: @GasCitySpeedway; Instagram: @GasCitySpeedway and Facebook: GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas.

Gas City I-69 Speedway is located on State Road 22, approximately a half-mile west of I-69, exit 259. The quarter-mile dirt oval is about halfway between Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, and attracts drivers and fans from all over the Midwest.

The results:

Street Stock Qualifying: 1. Lee Hobbs, 13.836; 2. Andy Bishop, 13.863; 3. Glenn Bradley, 13.947; 4. Ervin Turner, 13.986; 5. Kory Conner, 14.214; 6. Ron Flaugh, 14.217; 7. Jeffery Jessup, 14.245; 8. Wayne Gibson, 14.356; 9. James Headley, 14.360; 10. Gerald Mullinex, 14.450; 11. Bill Lewis, 14.454; 12. John Rhodes, 14.475; 13. Tim Wilber, 14.562; 14. Eric Swan, 14.589; 15. Chris Hunter, 14.678; 16. Eric Hunter, 14.793; 17. Matthew Baker, 14.836; 18. Sam Casko, 15.120; 19. Tyler Bradley, 15.124; 20. Brent Sutton, 15.154; 21. Jim Stuckey, 15.886; 22. Gerald Owens, 16.572; 23. Bob Byrley, 16.876; 24. Maygin Collis, 17.093; 25. Michael Kuilikowski, NT; 26. Tony Homan, NT; 27. Justin Rostron, NT.

Street Stock Heat 1 (8 laps, 5 transfer): 1. Lee Hobbs, 2. Ervin Turner, 3. Tim Wilbur, 4. Gerald Mullinex, 5. Eric Hunter, 6. Jeffery Jessup, 7. Tyler Bradley, 8. Michael Kuilikowski, 9. Gerald Owens (DNS).

Street Stock Heat 2 (8 laps, 5 transfer): 1. Andy Bishop, 2. Kory Conner, 3. Wayne Gibson, 4. Bill Lewis, 5. Eric Swan, 6. Matthew Baker, 7. Bob Byrley, 8. Brent Sutton, 9. Tony Homan.

Street Stock Heat 3 (8 laps, 5 transfer): 1. Glenn Bradley, 2. James Headley, 3. Ron Flaugh, 4. John Rhodes, 5. Chris Hunter, 6. Sam Casko, 7. Jim Stuckey, 8. Justin Rolston, 9. Maygin Collis.

Street Stock Clean Fuels Trophy Dash (6 laps): 1. Ervin Turner, 2. Glenn Bradley, 3. Lee Hobbs, 4. Andy Bishop, 5. Kory Conner, 6. James Headley.

Street Stock B-Main (10 laps, 5 transfer): 1. Matthew Baker, 2. Jeffery Jessup, 3. Tony Homan, 4. Sam Casko, 5. Brent Sutton, 6. Jim Stuckey, 7. Michael Kuilikowski, 8. Bob Byrley, 9. Justin Rolston, 10. Maygin Collis, 11. Tyler Bradley (DNS).

Street Stock Feature (20 laps, with starting position in parentheses): 1. Lee Hobbs (3); 2. Glenn Bradley (2); 3. Ervin Turner (1); 4. Kory Conner (5); 5. Ron Flaugh (8); 6. James Headley (6); 7. Eric Swan (13); 8. John Rhodes (11); 9. Eric Hunter (12); 10. Wayne Gibson (7); 11. Gerald Mullinex (9); 12. Andy Bishop (4); 13. Tony Homan (20); 14. Jeffery Jessup (16); 15. Matthew Baker (15); 16. Jim Stuckey (19); 17. Brent Sutton (18); 18. Bill Lewis (10); 19. Chris Hunter (14); 20. Sam Casko (17); 21. Tim Wilber (DNS).

Lap leaders: Laps 1-2, Turner; laps 3-20, Hobbs.

Margin of victory: 2.751 seconds

Fastest race lap: Hobbs, 13.848 seconds, lap 5.

Hard charger: Swan.

Non-Wing Sprint Group 1 Qualifying: 1. Tyler Kendall, 11.806; 2. Tye Mihocko, 11.975; 3. Brayden Clark, 12.076; 4. Kyle Shipley, 12.122; 5. Dustin Ingle, 12.222; 6. Zack Pretorius, 12.228; 7. Matt Cooley, 12.350.

Non-Wing Sprint Group 2 Qualifying: 1. Max Guilford, 11.716; 2. Thomas Meseraull, 11.870; 3. Tim Creech, 11.894; 4. Travis Hery, 12.028; 5. Issac Chapple, 12.075; 6. Korbyn Hayslett, 12.143; 7. Ricky Lewis, 12.939.

Non-Wing Sprint Group 3 Qualifying: 1. Tyler Hewitt, 11.831; 2. Anthony D’Alessio, 11.894; 3. Jack Hoyer, 11.976; 4. Aaron Davis, 12.050; 5. Sterling Cling, 12.245; 6. Michael Fischesser, 12.283.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Tye Mihocko, 2. Tyler Kendall, 3. Dustin Ingle, 4. Kyle Shipley, 5. Brayden Clark, 6. Matt Cooley, 7. Zack Pretorius.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Tim Creech, 2. Thomas Meseraull, 3. Max Guilford, 4. Travis Hery, 5. Issac Chapple, 6. Ricky Lewis, 7. Korbyn Hayslett.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Tyler Hewitt, 2. Jack Hoyer, 3. Aaron Davis, 4. Anthony D’Alessio, 5. Sterling Cling, 6. Michael Fischesser, 7. Lee Dakus (DNS).

Non-Wing Sprint Feature (25 laps, with starting position in parenthesis): 1. Tye Mihocko (1); 2. Thomas Meseraull (2); 3. Kyle Shipley (10); 4. Korbyn Hayslett (19); 5. Tyler Kendall (5); 6. Aaron Davis (9); 7. Ricky Lewis (16); 8. Dustin Ingle (7); 9. Travis Hery (11); 10. Tim Creech (6); 11. Anthony D’Alessio (12); 12. Zack Pretorius (18); 13. Sterling Cling (15); 14. Brayden Clark (13); 15. Michael Fischesser (17); 16. Issac Chapple (14); 17. Jack Hoyer (4); 18. Max Guilford (8); 19. Tyler Hewitt (3); 20. Matt Cooley (DNS); 21. Lee Dakus (DNS).

Lap leaders: Lap 1-25, Mihocko.

Margin of victory: 1.204 seconds

Fastest race lap: Mihocko, 12.364 seconds, lap 2.

USAC SpeeD2 Midget Qualifying Session 1: 1. Bryce Massingill, 12.682; 2. Jacob Denney, 12.717; 3. Stratton Briggs, 12.833; 4. Ian Creager, 12.978; 5. Michael Magic, 13.473; 6. Kyle Kriegbaum, 13.474; 7. Ryan Moran, 13.823; 8. Carl Peterson, NT.

USAC SpeeD2 Midget Qualifying Session 2: 1. Cory Guingrich, 12.900; 2. Josh Yenser, 12.921; 3. Alex Watson, 12.955; 4. Zach Gingerich, 13.142; 5. Jeremy Howe, 13.904; 6. Kameron Gladish, 13.906; 7. Jim Jones, 14.009; 8. Mark Nieft Jr., NT.

USAC SpeeD2 Midget Qualifying Session 3: 1. Abby Hohlbein, 12.728; 2. Chett Gehrke, 12.945; 3. Luke Lemmons, 13.211; 4. Taylor Nibert, 13.342; 5. Kyle Dagger, 13.355; 6. Keith Ousley, 13.408; 7. Bryce Dues, 13.628.

USAC SpeeD2 Midget Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Stratton Briggs, 2. Jacob Denney, 3. Ian Creager, 4. Bryce Massingill, 5. Kyle Kriegbaum, 6. Michael Magic, 7. Ryan Moran (DNS), 8. Carl Peterson (DNS).

USAC SpeeD2 Midget Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Alex Watson, 2. Josh Yenser, 3. Jeremy Howe, 4. Mark Nieft Jr., 5. Kameron Gladish, 6. Jim Jones, 7. Zach Gingerich, 8. Cory Guingrich.

USAC SpeeD2 Midget Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Abby Hohlbein, 2. Luke Lemmons, 3. Kyle Dagger, 4. Bryce Dues, 5. Keith Ousley, 6. Chett Gehrke, 7. Taylor Nibert.

USAC SpeeD2 Midget Feature (20 laps, with starting position in parenthesis): 1. Chett Gehrke (16); 2. Jacob Denney (5); 3. Josh Yenser (6); 4. Stratton Briggs (1); 5. Bryce Massingill (10); 6. Abby Hohlbein (4); 7. Alex Watson (3); 8. Ian Creager (7); 9. Cory Guingrich (19); 10. Kyle Dagger (9); 11. Taylor Nibert (18); 12. Zach Gingerich (17); 13. Kyle Kriegbaum (12); 14. Keith Ousley (14); 15. Jeremy Howe (8); 16. Kameron Gladish (13); 17. Carl Peterson (20); 18. Mark Nieft Jr. (11); 19. Jim Jones (15); 20. Luke Lemmons (2); 21. Bryce Dues (DNS); 22. Michael Magic (DNS); 23. Ryan Moran (DNS).

Lap leaders: Lap 1-6, Briggs; laps 7-20, Gehrke.

Margin of victory: 0.371 seconds

Fastest race lap: Hohlbein, 14.255 seconds, lap 1.

Modified Group 1 Qualifying: 1. Derek Losh, 12.535; 2. Todd Sherman, 13.002; 3. Brad DeYoung, 13.139; 4. Bub Roberts, 13.151; 5. Tony Anderson, 13.188; 6. Bill Griffith, 13.288; 7. Josh Malott, 13.385; 8. Jeffery Jessup 13.506.

Modified Group 2 Qualifying: 1. Shane O’Conner, 13.029; 2. Randy Lines, 13.077; 3. Dylan Woodling, 13.306; 4. Tim Monroe, 13.356; 5. Nick Richards, 13.484; 6. Josh Betts, 13.566; 7. Terry Grilliot, 13.675; 8. Dalton Lane, 14.339; 9. Hayden Tanner, 15.190.

Modified Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Brad DeYoung, 2. Derek Losh, 3. Todd Sherman, 4. Bub Roberts, 5. Bill Griffith, 6. Tony Anderson, 7. Jeffery Jessup, 8. Andy Bishop, 9. Josh Malott.

Modified Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Dylan Woodling, 2. Tim Monroe, 3. Randy Lines, 4. Josh Betts, 5. Nick Richards, 6. Terry Grilliot, 7. Dalton Lane, 8. Hayden Tanner, 9. Shane O’Conner (DNS).

 

Ayrton Gennetten Cruises to $2,000 Moberly Sprint Invaders Score!

(Bill W) Moberly, MO, September 3, 2021 – Ayrton Gennetten stewed for a month over a lost photo finish at the Randolph County Raceway near Moberly, Missouri. He got his revenge on Friday night, sweeping his heat, the Dash and the 25-lap feature aboard his family #3 car. It was worth $2,000 to the Gravois Mills, Missouri driver. The win was the third in his career with the Sprint Invaders at Moberly, and fourth overall.

Gennetten led from the start in the main event, after starting outside of row one. Jonathan Cornell settled into the second spot, ahead of Garret Williamson, who won the photo finish event with Gennetten here in August. Ironically, Williamson was driving Scott Bonar’s #50 car, the entry Gennetten drove here a month ago.

Gennetten was flying on the top side of the 4/10-mile high banks, just feet from the wall, and entered lapped traffic on the eighth circuit. By lap ten, he had a straightaway lead, as Williamson won a battle with Cornell for the second spot.

Alex Vande Voort, making his first Sprint Invaders start, came to a stop with ten laps to go, bringing the only caution of the event. The restart saw Gennetten leading Williamson, Cornell, Miles Paulus and Gunner Ramey back to green.

Gennetten extended his lead again to a straightaway with three to go, but he struggled a bit when caught behind a lapper. Williamson closed the gap to eight car lengths but couldn’t catch Gennetten.

Missouri drivers occupied the top seven spots. Following Gennetten and Williamson were Cornell, Ramey and Paulus. Ben Brown, Austin Alumbaugh, Colton Fisher, Tanner Gebhardt and Kaley Gharst rounded out the top ten. Gennetten won his heat and the dash, and Williamson took the second heat.

“Chad (Morgan), Steve and my Dad have had us dialed in here lately,” said Gennetten. “We’ve been rolling good in both the 360’s and the 410’s. Lapped traffic was a little hairy. We were really good in three and four, and could get up against the fence. The car was really, really nice. We just got left rear down a little after the restart. That made it a little interesting the last few laps, but there wasn’t a question on who won tonight.”

“I seem to get around this place really good and I have a lot of fun racing here,” said Williamson. “The track is always good whether it is super dry, or super heavy. It always seems to race good. I can’t thank Scott enough for giving me the opportunity to race his car here this week. It got right up on the fence tonight, and it was badass. I wish we could have got to battling a little bit more, but it was what it was.”

“I felt like this was going to be one of the tracks on the schedule that we might dominate because of my experience here,” said Cornell. “The last couple of years I haven’t ran, and Ayrton and Garret have. I think not racing enough the last couple years has definitely affected me here, and not being as aggressive getting into turn one. We made quite a few changes with the car since the last time we were here, and we really can’t complain about a podium finish.”

The Sprint Invaders next action will be Saturday, September 11 at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa. For more information on the Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com or look us up on Facebook.

Sprint Invaders A main (started), 20 laps: 1. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (2) 2. 50, Garret Williamson, Kingdom City, MO (4) 3. 26, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO (1) 4. 21, Gunner Ramey, Sedalia, MO (5) 5. 99, Miles Paulus, Marshall, MO (3) 6. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (9) 7. 33, Austin Alumbaugh, Higginsville, MO (7) 8. 11, Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA (6) 9. 81, Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA (11) 10. 78, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (13) 11. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (14) 12. 29w, Wyatt Wilkerson, Morning Sun, IA (8) 13. 9, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (10) 14. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (12). Lap Leader: Gennetten 1-25. KSE/$75 Christine Wahl-Levitt Hard-charger: Gharst. Hard-charger: Brown.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), 8 laps: 1. Ayrton Gennetten (4) 2. Colton Fisher (1) 3. Miles Paulus (6) 4. Wyatt Wilkerson (2) 5. Daniel Bergquist (3) 6. Alex Vande Voort (5) DNS – Kaley Gharst

Joshua Denning & Associates Heat two (started), 8 laps: 1. Garret Williamson (2) 2. Jonathan Cornell (3) 3. Austin Alumbaugh (4) 4. Gunner Ramey (5) 5. Ben Brown (6) 6. Tanner Gebhardt (1) DNS – Josh Higday

Shottenkirk Automotive Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Ayrton Gennetten (1) 2. Mile Paulus (3) 3. Garret Williamson (4) 4. Gunner Ramey (5) 5. Jonathan Cornell (2) DNS – Colton Fisher

Contingencies

MPD Racing: Colton Fisher
DMI: Jonathan Cornell
Ti22: Kaley Gharst
Saldana Racing Products: Josh Higday
CenPeCo $50 Mystery Spot: Daniel Bergquist

 

 

 

Wise gets late race pass for All Star win at Attica; Casebolt earns late model victory

Friday, Sept. 3, 2021

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Attica Raceway Park may just become Zeb Wise’s favorite track.

The Angola, Indiana teen took the lead from hall-of-famer Tim Shaffer on lap 28 and drove to his second career FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 feature win to open the annual Attica Ambush double-header weekend Friday on Stillwater Metals/Murphy Tractor Night. It was the second career win for Wise at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speed plant, both coming this season for the 18-year-old driver. Friday’s victory was worth $5,000.

“To say we needed this after last week is an understatement. The last month and half, two months have been so rough. Some things that are in our control and a lot of things that are out of it. It’s just been such a trying year for me…I don’t think I’ve had as rough of a year as this one. To come out on top tonight after all the hard work from my dad, Wayne, Hoby…everyone on the team, it’s rewarding to be able to stand up here, especially at this place. I love Attica! I love all you fans…this place is electric and I love being here,” said Wise beside his Sun Dollar Restoration/Quick Pits Auto/Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales/Bill’s Towing and Repair backed #10.

Haudenschild who electrified the crowd all night came home in second.

“I felt good in the car and Ron Jacobs…he’s been with me the last five years and given me a good car and Bryan Grove has helped us a little bit this year. It feels good to get back into it. I’ve got Gravy and Zach Ames working on this and that’s what it takes,” said Haudenschild beside his Ron Jacobs Trucking/Canton Erectors backed #3.

Skylar Gee rounded out the podium.

“I thought we had something for Zeb and Jac. I got by Jac at one point and missed the bottom once and Haud’s up there doing what Haud does…it was a blast racing with him and Zeb and all these guys. It feels good to be back up front. Wished we had some traffic maybe we might have had something to say. I have to thank Mark and Julie and all of our sponsors for keeping us out here,” said Gee beside his Water Treatment by Design/Industrial Controls/Three B Services/Vector Industries backed #07.

Richmond, Indiana’s Steve Casebolt made his first appearance of the season at Attica pay off as the former Eldora Speedway Dream winner led all 25 laps of the Dirt Nerds’ Podcast/Propane.com UMP Late Model feature for his third career win at the track. The victory was worth $3,000.

“I always love coming here. I’ve been coming here since I was like 16-17 years old, probably 25, 26, 27 years ago. I want to thank the Bores family for keeping it going strong. I want to thank my head crew guy…my only crew guy right now, Tate Swafford. He works tirelessly on this car and I really appreciate him. I don’t know how good we were tonight but we were good enough to stay out front,” said Casebolt beside his Sudz Equipment Rental/IGk Imaging.com/Rocket Chassis backed machine.

At the drop of the green for the 35 lap All Star feature outside front row starter Shaffer grabbed the lead over Justin Peck, Haudenschild, Wise, Tyler Courtney and Spencer Bayston. Courtney, the current series point leader, took third from Haudenschild on lap five and began to chase down Peck and Shaffer. Shaffer entered lapped traffic by lap 10 and Peck closed while Courtney, Haudenschild and Wise put on a terrific show in their battle for third.

Courtney brought out the first caution on lap 16 just as Peck was challenging Shaffer for the lead. Shaffer got a great restart and kept Peck at bay as Wise and Haudenschild battled for third. Courtney would bring out another caution on lap 18 with the running order Shaffer, Peck, Wise, Haudenschild, Gee.

Just as Wise began to challenge Peck for second, Byron Reed would take a tumble on lap 27; he would walk away unharmed. Second running Peck would go pitside with a cut tire, moving Wise into second. On the restart Wise immediately put pressure on Shaffer but a Cole Macedo flip on lap 27 – he was uninjured – brought the action to a halt.

With eight laps to go and a clear track it looked like Shaffer was headed to victory lane but some sort of mechanical issue hit the leader with six laps to go just as Wise passed for the lead. Wise held off Haudenschild on the restart and drove to the win with Gee, Bayston and Hunter Schuerenberg rounding out the top five.

While Casebolt led all 25 laps of the late model feature it wasn’t easy as cautions early on kept the field close including 16-year-old Colin Shipley who stayed within a couple of car lengths of the leader the entire way. Casebolt took the checkers ahead of Shipley, Devin Shiels who took over the track’s point lead, Mike Bores and last week’s winner Nathon Loney.

Because of the threat of weather times for Saturday’s Attica Ambush have been moved up. Gates will open at 2 p.m. with racing under way at 6 p.m. as the All Stars battle for $10,000 to win with the Fremont Fence 305 Sprints going for $1,000 to win.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

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Attica Raceway Park

Friday, Sept. 3, 2021

FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1

Contingency Awards/Results:

EMi Driver’s Meeting: 39

State Water Heaters Warm-Ups:

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Justin Peck - 12.100 seconds

Ford Performance Heat #1: Tim Shaffer

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Tyler Courtney

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Jac Haudenschild

Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Chris Andrews

Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main:

JE Pistons Dash #1: Justin Peck

Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Tim Shaffer

Classic Ink USA B-Main: Aaron Reutzel

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Zeb Wise

MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Travis Philo (+8)

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Hunter Schuerenberg

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Travis Philo

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Justin Peck

(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)

1. 10-Zeb Wise, 12.434; 2. O7-Skylar Gee, 12.526; 3. 16-DJ Foos, 12.612; 4. 28-Tim Shaffer, 12.647; 5. 18-Gio Scelzi, 12.656; 6. 2-Ricky Peterson, 12.734; 7. 70-Sammy Swindell, 12.823; 8. 97-Greg Wilson, 12.885; 9. 12-Kyle Capodice, 13.270; 10. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.427

Group (B)

1. 13-Justin Peck, 12.100; 2. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 12.315; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.660; 4. 5-Ian Madsen, 12.679; 5. 4-Cap Henry, 12.680; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan, 12.680; 7. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.681; 8. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.931; 9. 14-Tyler Street, 13.059; 10. 70M-Henry Malcuit, 13.801

Group (C)

1. 26-Cory Eliason, 12.365; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.390; 3. 11-Spencer Bayston, 12.512; 4. 33W-Caleb Griffith, 12.876; 5. 18c-Cole Macedo, 12.922; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.931; 7. 17B-Bill Balog, 12.953; 8. 2L-Landon Lalonde, 12.975; 9. 27S-John Ivy, 13.438; 10. 20-Daniel Burkhart, 14.359

Group (D)

1. 8-Aaron Reutzel, 12.484; 2. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.743; 3. 23-Chris Andrews, 12.746; 4. 101-Cale Thomas, 12.918; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.008; 6. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 13.057; 7. 19-Marcus Dumesny, 13.411; 8. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.574; 9. 75-Jerry Dahms, 14.205

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer

1. 28-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 10-Zeb Wise [4]; 3. 18-Gio Scelzi [5]; 4. O7-Skylar Gee [3]; 5. 70-Sammy Swindell [7]; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice [9]; 7. 2-Ricky Peterson [6]; 8. 16-DJ Foos [2]; 9. 97-Greg Wilson [8]; 10. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [10]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer

1. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [3]; 2. 13-Justin Peck [4]; 3. 4-Cap Henry [5]; 4. 5R-Byron Reed [7]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo [8]; 6. 14-Tyler Street [9]; 7. 70M-Henry Malcuit [10]; 8. 5-Ian Madsen [1]; 9. 3J-Trey Jacobs [2]; 10. 22C-Cole Duncan [6]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer

1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 2. 11-Spencer Bayston [2]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 4. 18C-Cole Macedo [5]; 5. 17B-Bill Balog [7]; 6. 33W-Caleb Griffith [1]; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker [6]; 8. 27S-John Ivy [9]; 9. 2L-Landon Lalonde [8]; 10. 20-Daniel Burkhart [10]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer

1. 23-Chris Andrews [2]; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 3. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [3]; 4. 101-Cale Thomas [5]; 5. 19-Marcus Dumesny [7]; 6. 8-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 7. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [6]; 8. 8M-TJ Michael [8]; 9. 75-Jerry Dahms [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)

1. 13-Justin Peck [2]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 3. 11-Spencer Bayston [1]; 4. O7-Skylar Gee [4]; 5. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)

1. 28-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 10-Zeb Wise [3]; 3. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [5]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 5. 23-Chris Andrews [4]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 8-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 16-DJ Foos [2]; 3. 33W-Caleb Griffith [3]; 4. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [8]; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson [6]; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice [5]; 7. 14-Tyler Street [4]; 8. 97-Greg Wilson [14]; 9. 35-Stuart Brubaker [7]; 10. 27S-John Ivy [11]; 11. 3J-Trey Jacobs [13]; 12. 8M-TJ Michael [12]; 13. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [17]; 14. 20-Daniel Burkhart [18]; 15. 75-Jerry Dahms [16]; 16. 2L-Landon Lalonde [15]

A-Main (35 Laps)

1. 10-Zeb Wise [4]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 3. O7-Skylar Gee [7]; 4. 11-Spencer Bayston [5]; 5. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [9]; 6. 26-Cory Eliason [8]; 7. 4-Cap Henry [13]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [11]; 9. 18-Gio Scelzi [12]; 10. 5T-Travis Philo [18]; 11. 70-Sammy Swindell [17]; 12. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [6]; 13. 101-Cale Thomas [15]; 14. 16-DJ Foos [22]; 15. 13-Justin Peck [1]; 16. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [24]; 17. 8-Aaron Reutzel [21]; 18. 17B-Bill Balog [19]; 19. 19-Marcus Dumesny [20]; 20. 28-Tim Shaffer [2]; 21. 18C-Cole Macedo [16]; 22. 23-Chris Andrews [10]; 23. 5R-Byron Reed [14]; 24. 33W-Caleb Griffith [23]; 25. 5-Ian Madsen [25]

Late Models – Propane.com/Dirt Nerds Podcast

Qualifying

1.94-Mike Bores, 14.821; 2.91-Rusty Schlenk, 14.965; 3.36-Matt Irey, 15.032; 4.92-Justin Chance, 15.200; 5.51-Devin Shiels, 15.241; 6.50-Ryan Missler, 15.306; 7.5M-Ryan Markham, 15.317; 8.C9-Steve Casebolt, 15.405; 9.44S-Colin Shipley, 15.422; 10.1N-Casey Noonan, 15.454; 11.59-Larry Bellman, 15.496; 12.71-Dave Hornikel, 15.693; 13.10-Nathon Loney, 15.727; 14.7-Nick Cox, 15.837; 15.20P-Jim Plotts, 16.152; 16.27-Ken Hahn, 16.161; 17.23H-Craig Hartong, 16.235; 18.03-Jim Gingery, 16.293; 19.28-Kent Brewer, 16.380; 20.101-Chester Fitch, 16.450; 21.16-Steve Sabo, 16.622; 22.29-Nate Potts, 16.734; 23.24X-Jason Skelly, 17.150; 24.16H-Jim Holcomb, 17.767;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 5M-Ryan Markham[2] ; 2. 94-Mike Bores[4] ; 3. 44S-Colin Shipley[1] ; 4. 7-Nick Cox[5] ; 5. 29-Nate Potts[8] ; 6. 101-Chester Fitch[7] ; 7. 92-Justin Chance[3] ; 8. 03-Jim Gingery[6]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 10-Nathon Loney[2] ; 2. C9-Steve Casebolt[3] ; 3. 50-Ryan Missler[4] ; 4. 20P-Jim Plotts[1] ; 5. 23H-Craig Hartong[5] ; 6. 16-Steve Sabo[6] ; 7. 24X-Jason Skelly[7] ; 8. 16H-Jim Holcomb[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 36-Matt Irey[3] ; 2. 51-Devin Shiels[2] ; 3. 91-Rusty Schlenk[4] ; 4. 59-Larry Bellman[5] ; 5. 71-Dave Hornikel[6] ; 6. 27-Ken Hahn[7] ; 7. 28-Kent Brewer[8] ; 8. 1N-Casey Noonan[1]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. C9-Steve Casebolt[2] ; 2. 44S-Colin Shipley[1] ; 3. 51-Devin Shiels[4] ; 4. 94-Mike Bores[6] ; 5. 10-Nathon Loney[8] ; 6. 5M-Ryan Markham[3] ; 7. 50-Ryan Missler[9] ; 8. 59-Larry Bellman[12] ; 9. 92-Justin Chance[19] ; 10. 27-Ken Hahn[18] ; 11. 7-Nick Cox[10] ; 12. 20P-Jim Plotts[11] ; 13. 29-Nate Potts[13] ; 14. 28-Kent Brewer[21] ; 15. 23H-Craig Hartong[14] ; 16. 16H-Jim Holcomb[23] ; 17. 71-Dave Hornikel[15] ; 18. 16-Steve Sabo[17] ; 19. 36-Matt Irey[7] ; 20. 24X-Jason Skelly[20] ; 21. 03-Jim Gingery[22] ; 22. 101-Chester Fitch[16] ; 23. 91-Rusty Schlenk[5]

 

 

Dover, Yeigh and Lambertz Victorious at Huset's Speedway During Ace Ready Mix & Myrl and Roy's Paving Night

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (Aug. 29, 2021) - Jack Dover, Cory Yeigh and John Lambertz were triumphant on Sunday evening during Ace Ready Mix and Myrl and Roy's Paving Night at Huset's Speedway.

Yeigh also became the first track champion of the season as his division-best five feature triumphs guided him to the Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks title.

The final feature of the night showcased a first-time winner as Dover led the distance of the Buffalo Wild Wings Northern Outlaw Sprint Association and Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig A Main, which had two attempts at a green-white-checkered finish.

"I just knew I had to keep my composure," he said. "I know the history of this track and there's a lot of famous guys who've raced here and won here. My biggest thing is I'd never won a 410 race anywhere."

Although Dover led every lap, traffic with 10 laps to go set up several wild moments when Mark Dobmeier and Justin Henderson had opportunities to pounce. At one point Henderson edged ahead of Dover in turn two, but Dover found the rubber exiting the corner and that propelled him back into the top spot. He then saw the yellow flag after receiving the white flag twice, but Dover restarted strong and held on for the big win.

Dobmeier finished second with Henderson placing third, Brendan Mullen fourth and Dusty Zomer fifth.

Carson McCarl set quick time during qualifying before Mullen, Dobmeier and Jack Croaker scored heat race wins.

Jayke Glanzer led the first five laps of the Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks before Yeigh, who went to a backup car earlier in the night, took over the top spot on Lap 6. The route was on from that point as he pushed his advantage to 6.582 seconds by the time the checkered flag was waved. It capped his first career title at the track in style.

"It's pretty cool," he said. "Coming here as a kid I never thought this would happen, but here we are. I'll take wins any day, but this is pretty cool, too."

Zach Olivier rallied from 10th to a runner-up result with Dan Jensen third, Glanzer fourth and Ron Howe fifth.

Yeigh and Howe were the heat race winners.

Lambertz capitalized on a late-race restart to take the lead on Lap 14 en route to his second Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series win of the season and sixth career at Huset's Speedway.

"Jesse Lindberg showed me the way so thank him for that," he said of knowing to move to a higher groove on the restart. "I gave her a shot and the car worked really good so I stayed up there. My hats off to (the track crew) for even getting to race tonight. They did a great job."

Brandon Bosma made a rally in the closing laps to earn the runner-up spot and close within 0.970 seconds of Lambertz. Taylor Ryan, who led the first 13 laps of the 20-lap feature, finished third. Ryan Bickett ended fourth and Nick Barger was fifth.

Lambertz, Micah Slendy and points leader Dusty Ballenger each won a heat race.

Huset's Speedway hosts a two-day show next Sunday and Monday for the C&B Power Series Nationals featuring the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series as well as the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series Non-Wing Sprints.

ACE READY MIX & MYRL AND ROY'S PAVING NIGHT RACE RESULTS AT HUSET'S SPEEDWAY (Aug. 29, 2021) -

NOSA Series/Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 81-Jack Dover (2); 2. 13-Mark Dobmeier (6); 3. 7-Justin Henderson (3); 4. 11M-Brendan Mullen (7); 5. ACE-Dusty Zomer (1); 6. 27-Carson McCarl (24); 7. 09-Matt Juhl (9); 8. 14-Jody Rosenboom (17); 9. 8-Jack Croaker (4); 10. 8H-Jade Hastings (10); 11. 05-Colin Smith (5); 12. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (23); 13. 101-Chuck McGillivray (19); 14. 10-Lincoln Drewis (14); 15. 17-Zach Omdahl (12); 16. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (21); 17. 99-Jordan Graham (18); 18. (DNF) 4-Cody Hansen (16); 19. (DNF) 9N-Wade Nygaard (15); 20. (DNF) 47-Brant O'Banion (13); 21. (DNF) 2X-Tony Rustad (20); 22. (DNF) 16-Brooke Tatnell (8); 23. (DNF) 22-Riley Goodno (11); 24. (DNS) 35-Skylar Prochaska.

Fatheadz Eyewear Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 11M-Brendan Mullen (2); 2. 05-Colin Smith (1); 3. 81-Jack Dover (3); 4. 17-Zach Omdahl (5); 5. 10-Lincoln Drewis (8); 6. (DNF) 35-Skylar Prochaska (6); 7. (DNF) 51A-Elliot Amdahl (7); 8. (DNF) 27-Carson McCarl (4); 9. (DNS) 11XS-Donovan Peterson.

Smith Titanium Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 13-Mark Dobmeier (1); 2. 7-Justin Henderson (4); 3. 09-Matt Juhl (2); 4. 16-Brooke Tatnell (3); 5. 47-Brant O'Banion (6); 6. 4-Cody Hansen (5); 7. 101-Chuck McGillivray (7); 8. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (8).

KNDSafetycom Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 8-Jack Croaker (2); 2. ACE-Dusty Zomer (4); 3. 8H-Jade Hastings (1); 4. 22-Riley Goodno (3); 5. 9N-Wade Nygaard (8); 6. 14-Jody Rosenboom (6); 7. 99-Jordan Graham (5); 8. 2X-Tony Rustad (7).

Nordica Warehouses Qualifying (2 Laps): 1. 27-Carson McCarl, 00:11.994 (1); 2. 7-Justin Henderson, 00:12.013 (10); 3. ACE-Dusty Zomer, 00:12.141 (7); 4. 81-Jack Dover, 00:12.484 (24); 5. 16-Brooke Tatnell, 00:12.568 (23); 6. 22-Riley Goodno, 00:12.588 (17); 7. 11M-Brendan Mullen, 00:12.628 (14); 8. 09-Matt Juhl, 00:12.655 (16); 9. 8-Jack Croaker, 00:12.706 (4); 10. 05-Colin Smith, 00:12.710 (5); 11. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 00:12.710 (22); 12. 8H-Jade Hastings, 00:12.727 (12); 13. 17-Zach Omdahl, 00:12.850 (8); 14. 4-Cody Hansen, 00:12.880 (19); 15. 99-Jordan Graham, 00:12.912 (2); 16. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 00:12.917 (11); 17. 47-Brant O'Banion, 00:12.957 (18); 18. 14-Jody Rosenboom, 00:13.099 (21); 19. 51A-Elliot Amdahl, 00:13.480 (6); 20. 101-Chuck McGillivray, 00:13.719 (15); 21. 2X-Tony Rustad, 00:13.854 (20); 22. 10-Lincoln Drewis, 00:14.125 (3); 23. 10J-Justin Jacobsma, 00:14.125 (13); 24. 9N-Wade Nygaard, 00:14.125 (9); 25. 11XS-Donovan Peterson, 00:14.125 (25).

Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 64-Cory Yeigh (5); 2. 71Z-Zach Olivier (10); 3. 98-Dan Jensen (7); 4. 14J-Jayke Glanzer (1); 5. 21-Ron Howe (3); 6. 3-Matt Steuerwald (9); 7. 40-Tim Dann (6); 8. 34K-Colby Klaassen (12); 9. 29Z-JJ Zebell (17); 10. 15-Brandon Ferguson (8); 11. 99-Ryan DeBoer (2); 12. 83-Nick Janssen (14); 13. 65J-Jeff Wittrock (4); 14. 1X-Aaron Foote (11); 15. 9-Kyle DeBoer (13); 16. (DNF) 97-Jim Pruett (16); 17. (DNS) 45-Craig Hanisch.

Furbys Auto Repair Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 64-Cory Yeigh (4); 2. 14J-Jayke Glanzer (1); 3. 3-Matt Steuerwald (8); 4. 65J-Jeff Wittrock (3); 5. 98-Dan Jensen (7); 6. 1X-Aaron Foote (5); 7. 9-Kyle DeBoer (9); 8. (DNF) 45-Craig Hanisch (2); 9. (DNF) 29Z-JJ Zebell (6).

Midwest Oil Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 21-Ron Howe (2); 2. 99-Ryan DeBoer (1); 3. 71Z-Zach Olivier (8); 4. 40-Tim Dann (6); 5. 15-Brandon Ferguson (7); 6. 34K-Colby Klaassen (5); 7. 83-Nick Janssen (3); 8. (DNF) 97-Jim Pruett (4).

Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 12L-John Lambertz (5); 2. 23-Brandon Bosma (8); 3. 77-Taylor Ryan (2); 4. 17B-Ryan Bickett (10); 5. 53-Nick Barger (4); 6. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (12); 7. 17-Lee Goos Jr (13); 8. 98-Nate Barger (7); 9. 8-Jacob Hughes (11); 10. 7-Shane Fick (18); 11. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (3); 12. 81-Jared Jansen (16); 13. 13-Ty Hanten (20); 14. 6B-Bayley Ballenger (17); 15. 22W-Aaron Werner (1); 16. 17V-Casey Abbas (15); 17. 40-Whitley Barr (21); 18. 23L-Lindell (Jr) Jenkins (22); 19. (DNF) 69-Mike Moore (6); 20. (DNF) 2-Brandon Halverson (19); 21. (DNF) 2X-Tony Rustad (23); 22. (DNF) 8K-Micah Slendy (9); 23. (DNF) F5-Tim Rustad (14); 24. (DNS) 18L-Logan Domagala.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 12L-John Lambertz (3); 2. 23-Brandon Bosma (4); 3. 77-Taylor Ryan (2); 4. 17B-Ryan Bickett (5); 5. 17-Lee Goos Jr (7); 6. 81-Jared Jansen (6); 7. 2-Brandon Halverson (8); 8. 40-Whitley Barr (1).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 8K-Micah Slendy (4); 2. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (2); 3. 8-Jacob Hughes (6); 4. 69-Mike Moore (3); 5. F5-Tim Rustad (5); 6. 6B-Bayley Ballenger (1); 7. (DNF) 2X-Tony Rustad (7); 8. (DNF) 18L-Logan Domagala (8).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (6); 2. 22W-Aaron Werner (1); 3. 98-Nate Barger (3); 4. 53-Nick Barger (2); 5. 17V-Casey Abbas (5); 6. 7-Shane Fick (4); 7. 13-Ty Hanten (7); 8. 23L-Lindell (Jr) Jenkins (8).

2021 HUSET'S SPEEDWAY WEEKLY DIVISION FEATURE WINNERS -

Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig:

Austin McCarl - 5 (May 9, May 30, June 13, June 20 and July 25); Justin Henderson - 4 (May 16, May 23, July 11 and July 18); Mark Dobmeier - 1 (Aug. 1);Jack Dover - 1 (Aug. 29);David Gravel - 1 (June 6); and Parker Price-Miller - 1 (May 31)

Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks:

Cory Yeigh - 5 (May 9, June 6, June 13, June 20 and Aug. 29);Zach Olivier - 3 (May 23, May 30 and Aug. 22);Dan Jensen - 1 (Aug. 1);Billy Prouty - 1 (May 16);Jim Pruett - 1 (July 18);Matt Steuerwald - 1 (July 11); and Shaun Taylor - 1 (July 25)

Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series :

Lee Goos Jr. - 2 (May 23 and June 6); John Lambertz - 2 (May 16 and Aug. 29); Casey Abbas - 1 (July 18);Dusty Ballenger - 1 (July 25);Brandon Bosma - 1 (Aug. 1);Jesse Lindberg - 1 (May 9);Mike Moore - 1 (May 30);Javen Ostermann - 1 (June 13);Taylor Ryan - 1 (July 11); and Micah Slendy - 1 (June 20)

UP NEXT -

Sunday and Monday for the C&B Power Series Nationals featuring the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series as well as the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series Non-Wing Sprints

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HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

Huset's Speedway is a dirt oval located in Brandon, S.D. The track opened in 1954 and has undergone a large renovation within the last few years, making it a premier destination for both marquee racing events and weekly programs.

 

 

Jordan Thomas Takes the Point Lead with the Win at Land of Legends

(Canandaigua, NY) As it has been talked about for weeks, it is the tight point battle for the 2021 championship for the A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour. Jordan Thomas entered Saturday night at Land of Legends trailing Davie Franek by four points.

During heat race action, Thomas started second in his heat and finished second which got himself as the eighth and final driver in the top eight redraw from the passing points qualifying system. Franek however did not have a good qualifying race as he started seventh and finished seventh. He would be forced to start 19th for the A Main.

Good luck certainly was on Thomas’s side during the redraw as well as he was the last person to draw and was left with the one pill for the 25 lap A Main.

Thomas would start alongside Joe Trenca where they would bring the 22 car field to the green flag. Thomas and Trenca would duel for the top spot in the opening laps but it was Thomas running the bottom which would solidify himself as the leader.

Lap two was the only time a caution came out which involved both Chuck and Kelly Hebing as well as Darryl Ruggles. Chuck Hebing and Ruggles were unable to return but Kelly Hebing would return despite significant nose wing damage.

It was noted that 19th starter, Davie Franek was already up to seventh.

On the single file restart, Thomas would lead the way but along came a firing Paulie Colagiovanni who was coming from fourth and immediately got by both Trenca and Jason Barney for second.

Laps would continue to click by with both Thomas and Colagiovanni up front. Colagiovanni would show his nose wing a couple of times but Thomas would still be able to hold off anything Colagiovanni was trying to do.

The final podium spot was also interchangeable between Trenca, Jason Barney and Matt Farnham.

At the line, it was Thomas holding off Colagiovanni to score his first PST Main of the 2021 season. Joe Trenca would battle back for third over Jason Barney and Matt Farnham. Davie Franek would end up seventh.

With the win, Thomas went from trailing Franek by four points to a 16 point advantage for the 2021 championship with at least two full point races remaining.

Heat race winners went too Joe Trenca, Paulie Colagiovanni and for the 75th time in his career, Jared Zimbardi was a heat race winner. It was also Matt Tanner’s first career Bonnel’s Rod Shop Dash for Cash win.

Our next event will be Sunday, September 5 at the Utica Rome Speedway. It will be the series’ first visit to Utica Rome since 2006.

To follow along, please be sure to connect with PST on Facebook, twitter and Instagram. You can also visit patriotsprinttour.com.

Patriot Sprint Tour Quick Results

A Main: 1) 79-JORDAN THOMAS (1) 2) 10- Paulie Colagiovanni 3) 98- Joe Trenca 4) 87- Jason Barney 5) 7ny- Matt Farnham 6) 10c- Jeff Cook 7) 28f- Davie Franek 8) 90- Matt Tanner 9) 35- Jared Zimbardi 10) 17- Sammy Reakes IV 11) 22- Jonathan Preston 12) 67- Steve Glover 13) 2- Dave Axton 14) 42- Jesse Pruchnik 15) 36- Mike Stelter 16) 4s- Johnny Smith 17) 21- Randy Years 18) 10h- Kelly Hebing 19) 47- Kyle Drum 20) 36b) Brian Preston 21) 45- Chuck Hebing 22) 48jr- Darryl Ruggles 23) 3z- Bobby Parrow (DNS)

Heat 1: 1) 35- Jared Zimbardi 2) 7ny- Matt Farnham 3) 22- Jonathan Preston 4) 42- Jesse Pruchnik 5) 17- Sammy Reakes 6) 67- Steve Glover 7) 28f- Davie Franek 8) 47- Kyle Drum

Heat 2: 1) 98- Joe Trenca 2) 79- Jordan Thomas 3) 87- Jason Barney 4) 90- Matt Tanner 5) 21- Randy Years 6) 36- Mike Stelter 7) 36b- Brian Preston 8) 3z- Bobby Parrow

Heat 3: 1) 10- Paulie Colagiovanni 2) 45- Chuck Hebing 3) 10c- Jeff Cook 4) 48jr- Darryl Ruggles 5) 10h- Kelly Hebing 6) 4s- Johnny Smith 7) 2- Dave Axton

Bonnell’s Rod Shop Dash for Cash: 1) 90- Matt Tanner 2) 48jr- Darryl Ruggles 3) 10LC- Kelly Hebing 4) 17- Sammy Reakes 5) 42- Jesse Prucknik 6) 21- Randy Years

 

 

Delivering Thrills, Speed And The Ultimate Adrenaline Rush Barksdale wins at Monarch, becomes first repeat Sooner Sprint winner

by John Rittenoure - WICHITA FALLS, Texas (August 28, 2021) - Sheldon Barksdale became the first Sooner Sprint Series repeat winner Saturday at Monarch Motor Speedway.

The win earned Barksdale $1,200 from a purse that paid $366-to-start.

Barksdale, who won earlier this season at Enid Speedway, raced into the early lead with Sterling Hoff and Whit Gastineau in tow. On lap two Gastineau roared past Hoff and began his pursuit of Barksdale.

Gastineau stayed close and almost gave up the lead midway of the race a car exiting the track got in the way. However Barksdale continued to lead the rest of the way for the win leaving Gastineau with second. Pole sitter Sterling Hoff, who led the opening lap, held on to third.

Sooner Sprint Series Monarch Motor Speedway - Wichita Falls, Texas August 28, 2021

HEAT 1 (8 Laps) 1, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale. 2, 39-Sterling Hoff. 3, 29S-Blake Scott. 4, 2C-Whit Gastineau. 5, B52-Brayden Voigt. 6, 50-Cody Whitworth. 7, 62-James Shoun. 8, 2L-Brandon Leland.

QUALIFIER 1 1, Sterling Hoff. 2, Whit Gastineau. 3, Sheldon Barksdale. 4, Blake Scott. 5, Cody Whitworth. 6, Brayden Voigt. 7, Brandon Leland. 8, James Shoun. (DNS).

A FEATURE (20 Laps) 1, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale. 2, 2C-Whit Gastineau. 3, 39-Sterling Hoff. 4, 29S-Blake Scott. 5, 50-Cody Whitworth. 6, B52-Brayden Voigt. 7, 2L-Brandon Leland. 8, 62-James Shoun. (DNS).

 

 

Sodeman Jr beats the rain to win his 19th career Michael’s Mercer Raceway 410 sprint feature. Double features for the 305 sprints, FASTRAK mods and mini stocks on Sept 18th.

By Jim Balentine Mercer,Pa.
8.28.21

Multi time 410 sprint track champion Jack Sodeman Jr. defeated the competition and the rain to capture his 2nd Michael’s Mercer raceway feature of the year and his 19th overall in his career. Sodeman would lead from the pole until 9 time winner Brandon Spithaler passed him on the outside of turn 4 to take the lead. Spithaler would increase his lead by a 6.5 second margin and looked to be on his way to his 10th Mercer win until he suffered a flat tire and stopped on the backstretch bringing out the yellow. Spithaler would be able to change the tire and come back out but Sodeman was too strong and held off Adam Kekich and Spithaler for the win. As soon as the checkers fell a hard driving rainstorm would fall as well postponing the rest of the night .

The Racesaver 305 sprints, FASTRAK modifieds, and mini stocks will run double features on Saturday Sept 18th as well as their regular scheduled events with the 410 sprints and big block modifieds in the 2nd annual Ralph Quarterson memorial. The features are locked and no new cars can compete in the make up features.

Mercer will be dark until the Quarterson memorial is run with more information forthcoming.

305 Sprints -
Heat 1 8 Laps
1. 80JR-Kyle Colwell[1]; 2. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau[3]; 3. 20M-Vivian Jones[2]; 4. 16-Jim Morris[6]; 5. 82M-Roman Jones[4]; 6. 29-Logan McCandless[5]

Heat 2 8 Laps
1. 56-Steve Cousins[3]; 2. 25-Jarrett Rosencrance[2]; 3. 4J-Jacob Gamola[5]; 4. 154-Shamus O'Donnell[4]; 5. 12G-Tommy Jasen[1]

Mini stocks
Heat 1 8 Laps
1. 0R-Randy Ealy[6]; 2. 9-William Aley[2]; 3. 40C-Joe Campbell[5]; 4. 64-Summer Pitts[1]; 5. 64M-John McCraken[3]; 6. 9W-Davey Cox[4]

Heat 2 8 Laps
1. 5-Andy Thompson[5]; 2. 0-Carl Ealy[3]; 3. 999-Adam Aley[2]; 4. C4-Alex Claypoole[1]; 5. S0B-Leonard Baker Jr[4]; 6. 68-MIke Shannon[6]

FASTRAK Modifieds
Heat 1 8 Laps
1. 14-Jeff Schaffer Jr[1]; 2. 1G-Frank Guidace[3]; 3. 7P-Caden Petry[4]; 4. 29E-Eric Martin[5]; 5. 25-Jolene Smith[2]

410 Sprints Feature 25 Laps
1. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr[1]; 2. 5K-Adam Kekich[3]; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler[2]; 4. 32-Rod Jones[6]; 5. 88N-Frank Neill[4]; 6. 29-Logan McCandless[5]; 7. 86-Michael Lutz Jr[8]; 8. 31C-Chase Matheney[7]

Heat 1 8 Laps
1. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr[1]; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler[4]; 3. 5K-Adam Kekich[6]; 4. 86-Michael Lutz Jr[3]; 5. 88N-Frank Neill[8]; 6. 29-Logan McCandless[2]; 7. 32-Rod Jones[7]; 8. 31C-Chase Matheney[5]

 

 

LAST LAP PASSES NET CHUB FRANK (RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR) & JAROD LARSON (RUSH SPRINT) THRILLING SHARON VICTORIES; BRIAN RUHLMAN WINS AN EXCELLENT UMP MOD FEATURE; CHRIS MCGUIRE RIMS RIDES PAST COLETON LONGWELL FOR 2ND STOCK WIN

By Mike Leone

August 28, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Hartford, OH)…Sharon Speedway wrapped up the month of August by completing the sixth straight race event on a hot and sultry Saturday night that featured some of the best racing of the year with side-by-side battles for the lead and two last lap winning passes! Celebrating in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane were Chub Frank-RUSH Late Model Touring Series "Bill Forney Memorial", Brian Ruhlman-Hovis Auto & Truck Supply UMP Modifieds, Jarod Larson-Terry Bowser Excavating RUSH Sprint Cars, Chris McGuire-Gibson Insurance Agency Pro Stocks, and Chas Wolbert-HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds (unofficial pending further tech inspection). A season high 126 cars packed the pit area on Miller Industries and A&MP Electric Night. The Canfield/Sharon Speedway Drivers Reunion (1949-1973) was held with over 125 attendees enjoying the dinner and festivities.

Chub Frank emerged victorious in the 30-lap "Bill Forney Memorial" Pace Performance RUSH Late Model feature with a last lap of Joe Martin as the Touring Series returned to Sharon for the first time in five years. The race featured three different leaders, four lead changes not to mention numerous side-by-side and even three-wide battles for the lead between Frank, Martin, and early leader Michael Duritsky, Jr. Frank's first career Flynn's Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Touring Series victory was worth $3,000 plus the $199 bonus from Bill Forney's children, Mike and Anita.

"Any time you can win a memorial it's a big deal," acknowledged the 59-year-old Bear Lake, Pa. great. "I never raced against the man, but he's a big name around here. I'm glad to win it and I can hang this (big check) on the wall. I like this track. I was here last week for the World of Outlaws and didn't run as well as I'd have liked. I really wanted to run a crate here because they don't have as much motor and it works out better when the track is slick. He (Martin) dropped down in that last corner and that was my only chance. If he'd have stayed on the top, he would have probably beaten me. I've raced him quite a bit and have all the respect in the world for those guys. This is tough; people don't realize it. You have to race a lot closer than you do with a Super Late Model. If you make a mistake, they'll pounce all over you. They are actually harder to drive because you have to make every lap almost perfect."

After winning the dash, Duritsky raced to the early lead as Frank and three-time Series champion Jeremy Wonderling passed Will Thomas III for second and third. Sixth starting John Waters passed David Pangrazio on the opening lap for fifth then Thomas for fourth on lap two. By lap six, Frank closed in on Duritsky as the top three pulled away, but the caution was displayed for Bill Henry, Jr., who slowed with six laps scored.

Back under green on lap seven, Pangrazio moved into fourth. All eyes began to shift to Joe Martin, who was running the top side of the speedway. Martin started eighth and cracked the top five on lap nine by passing Thomas. By lap 12 the top five of Duritsky, Frank, Wonderling, Pangrazio, and Martin began to distance themselves from the field. Martin drove around Pangrazio for fourth on lap 13 then did the same to Wonderling one lap later for third. Now Martin was on Frank and made the pass for second on lap 16. Duritsky then moved up to block Martin's challenges as Martin went to the bottom and the two raced side-by-side for the lead.

Frank didn't go away as he joined back into the fray as it was three-wide for the lead on lap 19! Frank would lead lap 20, but Duritsky wasn't about to lose his shot at his first career Tour win taking the lead back on lap 21. Heartbreak would hit Duritsky as contact was made with the slowing Matt Sipes, who was trying to get off the speedway, which caused a flat tire for Duritsky on lap 22.

When racing resumed, Frank and Martin went as it to the finish. Frank continued to run the bottom, while Martin powered around the top. Finally on lap 27 Martin pulled even and led his first lap of the event on lap 28. The two raced side-by-side for the lead the rest of the distance. On the final lap, Martin changed course and shot to the bottom in turns three and four trying to block Frank's run; however, Martin washed across the track in turn four as Frank won the drag race to the checkered flag! Frank's fourth career Sharon victory came in his 1* sponsored by Briggs Transport, CJ Trucking, and Corry Rubber.

Martin earned $1,500 for his runner-up finish, which was his best of the season with the Tour, but just missed out on his first Tour win in nearly seven years. Martin has now finished in the top six at 10 of the last 11 events to maintain the runner-up spot in Tour points. Virginia's Kyle Hardy had never seen Sharon prior to Saturday night. After struggling in qualifying and his heat race, Hardy even backpedalled in the feature from his ninth starting spot. Hardy was running 11th on lap nine before charging forward to third place for his 11th podium finish in 12 races as he continues to lead the $12,000 to-win Tour points!

New York's Pangrazio had a strong fourth place. Cory Sines had an excellent run coming on late to finish fifth after starting 14th for his best career Tour finish in five years of trying. Thomas and Wonderling dropped to sixth and seventh respectively. Tour regular Bud Watson was a season best eighth place. After racing up to fourth, Waters faded to ninth. Josh Ferry suffered mechanical issues in qualifying, which forced him to miss his heat race and take a provisional. Ferry, a two-time Econo Mod winner, then went 25th to 10th to earn the $100 Precise Racing Products hard charger gift card.

Making just his second career Tour start, 17-year-old Ashton Briggs led wire-to-wire to win the $200 Non-Qualifier. The Erie, Pa. rookie took the checkered flag first by a commanding 3.209 seconds over Big-Block Modified standout Jim Rasey. Martin set fast time over the 33-car field in qualifying with a lap of 16.933. Winning heat races were Martin, Duritsky, Waters, and Wonderling. Henry and David Parker won the last chance B mains.

Brian Ruhlman swapped the lead back and forth with Dave Hess, Jr. over much of the event before getting by for good on lap 16 then held off a charge by 10th starting Brent Rhebergen to win the 25-lap Hovis Auto & Truck Supply UMP Modified feature presented by A&MP Electric. It was the second career UMP Mod win for Ruhlman, who was the 2019 Bickerstaff Cup Champion at Sharon.

"Dave Hess has one of our cars and has won everything but the 50-50 this year," expressed the 51-year-old Clarklake, Michigan victor. "This is the first time I've gotten to race with him. To run side-by-side and come out on top against the hell of racer that he is, I'm really happy. Veronica does all the work on this. Last night we ran our Late Model and '410' Sprint Car in Michigan. We unloaded those cars, loaded up the Mod and RUSH Sprint, and drove out here today- we're tired."

Hess led the first four laps before Ruhlman took over on lap five and held the top spot until lap nine when Hess regained the lead prior to a caution. Back under green, Ruhlman regained the lead on lap 10, but it was short-lived with Hess powering back ahead on the top to lead the 12th circuit. The two raced side-by-side until another caution came out with 15 laps scored. Ruhlman would make the winning pass on the restart. On lap 21, Hess got too high and cracked the wall. Hess was able to keep going, but fell out of the top five.

Hess' misfortunate allowed Rhebergen to move into second. Ruhlman then held off the New York veteran over the final five laps to win by just 0.380 seconds in his Ruhlman Race Cars/Ted Bronson Quality Body & Paints/Ruhlman Engineering-sponsored #49. It was Ruhlman's third career Sharon win as he also won last year in the RUSH Sprint Cars.

Ty Rhoades, who won the last UMP Mod show on July 31 from 12th, charged from 16th to third. Dustin DeMattia was fourth after starting 12th. Hess dropped to fifth. Econo Mod champion Jeremy Double was sixth as Joe Gabrielson, Carl McKinney, Joel Watson, and Mike Potosky completed the top 10. Heat winners over the 25-car field were Ruhlman, Hess, and Casey Bowers.

Jarod Larson made a last lap of Blaze Myers to win his second straight in the Terry Bowser Excavating RUSH Sprint Cars. Larson started from 10th, took the lead from Zach Morrow on lap seven, only to lose it on lap 12. A last lap caution gave Larson one last shot at Myers, which he made count driving around Myers for the $600 victory.

"I wasn't that good," acknowledged the 53-year-old Jefferson, Ohio veteran. "I was good in the middle of the race then the car started going away, but I got one last shot. I thought he was going to roll into the middle of the track, but he didn't and it worked out so I'm happy. These cars are fun; they are handful and never settle down. There's some really good guys racing in this and I'm having a good time. As long as everyone keeps it clean, we're good to go."

Myers led the first two laps before third starting Zach Morrow took charge on lap three with Larson moving into third already. Myers and Larson then went at it racing side-by-side for second with Larson getting by on lap five. Larson made the pass for the lead on lap seven with a slider on Morrow in turns three and four, while Myers followed past Morrow one lap later for second. Myers grabbed the lead back on lap 12 nipping Larson at the line.

After the two raced side-by-side in the ensuing laps, Myers broke free and appeared headed for his first career Sprint Car win, but a crash on the last lap by Nolan Groves gave the veteran Larson one more chance. Larson drove around Myers on the outside on the final lap and took the checkered flag first by 0.321 seconds for his 28th career overall win at Sharon in his Larson Trucking/Clemson Excavating/Trevis Craft/Palmer Farms/Townsend Machine-sponsored #47.

It was Myers' third runner-up of the season at Sharon and sixth top four finish in seven races! Chad Ruhlman came from eighth to finish third. John Mollick was fourth. Brandon Shughart was a career best fifth. Morrow dropped to sixth as Brian Cressley, Brian Ruhlman, Rod George, and Tyler Newhart completed the top 10. Heat winners over the 18-car field were brother Chad and Brian Ruhlman.

After going more than two years between victories, Chris McGuire won for the second time in four weeks in the Gibson Insurance Agency Pro Stocks. McGuire and Coleton Longwell put on a great side-by-side show for the fans with Longwell on the bottom and McGuire ripping the top. McGuire's winning pass came on lap 11 in the 20-lap feature event.

"There's a very small strip around the top," explained the 30-year-old Erie, Pa. driver. "You can't make much of an error. With about two laps to go, I saw Coleton poke his nose under me and I had to step it up. He was really good on the bottom. I think we had a decent car on the bottom, but I could keep so much momentum up on the top and lapped traffic was on the bottom. I had pretty much of a clear track ahead of me."

Longwell, who won his first career Sharon feature on July 31, raced past Jordan Perkins on the start with McGuire following in second. Fifth and sixth starting Steve D'Apolito and Curt J. Bish advanced to third and fourth respectively on lap two. Three cautions slowed action between laps three through eight disrupting the side-by-side battle for the lead. After that, the final 12 laps went green-to-checkered. Longwell and McGuire resumed their battle before McGuire got by for good on lap 11.

By lap 15, McGuire opened up some ground on Longwell in lapped traffic and went on for his fifth career win by 1.291 seconds in his Welders Supply/Tobber Racing/Ed's Drywall-sponsored #63. D'Apolito was a season best third as he beat out Bish, who captured his second straight track championship. Jason Fosnaught was fifth. Completing the top 10 were Tim Bish, Perkins, Scott Stiffler, Jason Johns, and 15th starting Brian Carothers. Heat victors over the 24-car field were Perkins, Longwell, and McGuire.

Track champion Chas Wolbert passed rookie Ben Easler on lap eight and was never challenged over the final laps of the HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modified feature; however, his fifth win of the season is unofficial due to further tech inspection.

Easler drove by Jordan Ehrenberg at the start of the 20-lap feature. Garrett Krummert, Rob Kristyak, sixth starting Wolbert, and Tony Tatgenhorst passed Ehrenberg for positions two through five on lap two. Wolbert then slipped under Krummert with contact for second on lap five. Wolbert was all over Easler in the race for the lead before a caution for a spin by Dave Price with seven laps scored.

When racing resumed, Wolbert snuck under Easler in turns one and two on lap eight. Krummert drove around Easler off turn four on lap 10 before a pair of cautions slowed action at the halfway point. The final 10 laps went caution-free. Krummert tried running the top, but wasn't able to keep pace with Wolbert, who crossed the finish by a commanding 3.851 seconds. Tatgenhorst took the checkered flag unofficially in third. Easler dropped to fourth over Ehrenberg. Rounding out the top 10 were Brandon Ritchey, Josh Deems in his first start of 2021, Kristyak, 22nd starting Gage Priester in his just third start of the year, and Greg Porter. Tatgenhorst, Wolbert, and Kristyak won the heat races over the 26-car field.

There will be no racing over Labor Day weekend. The next events are the "Apple Festival Nationals" on Friday and Saturday, September 10-11. Information can be found at the following link http://www.sharonspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Apple-Festival-Purses-2021.pdf

Pace Performance RUSH Late Model Flynn's Tire/Born2 Run Lubricants Touring Series "Bill Forney Memorial" (30 laps, $3,199 to-win): 1. 1. CHUB FRANK (1*) 2. Joe Martin (Snyder 10s) 3. Kyle Hardy (99) 4. David Pangrazio (136) 5. Cory Sines (25s) 6. Will Thomas III (9) 7. Jeremy Wonderling (3J) 8. Bud Watson (225) 9. John Waters (LeBarron 11) 10. Josh Ferry (33) 11. Matt Latta (27) 12. Michael Duritsky, Jr. (90J) 13. Andy Boozel (12B) 14. Breyton Santee (9) 15. J.J. Mazur (13) 16. Steve Dixon (65) 17. Jacob Gunn (14G) 18. Ryan Frazee (11F) 19. David Parker (2) 20. Logan Jaquay (99*) 21. Zach Kane (10) 22. Steve Hollabaugh (3) 23. Matt Sipes (25) 24. Bruce Hordusky, Jr. (3) 25. Billy Henry, Jr. (21*).

RUSH Late Model Non-Qualifier (8 laps, $200 to-win): 1. Ashton Briggs (11A) 2. Jim Rasey (Wrightsman 21J) 3. D.J. Krug (83) 4. Jacob Peterson (112) 5. Rob Coffaro (24c) 6. Khole Wanzer (01W) 7. Wendell Pinckney (Cole 49). DNS: Colby Beighey (36B).

Hovis Auto & Truck Supply UMP Modifieds (25 laps, $1,000 to-win): 1. BRIAN RUHLMAN (49) 2. Brett Rhebergen (07R) 3. Ty Rhoades (12R) 4. Dustin DeMattia (77D) 5. Dave Hess, Jr. (44H) 6. Jeremy Double (83) 7. Joe Gabrielson (58) 8. Carl McKinney (6M) 9. Joel Watson (Titus 25) 10. Mike Potosky (m20) 11. Scott Stiffler (14) 12. Mike Kinney (Porter 20P) 13. Nate Young (42) 14. Travis Creech (75) 15. Steve Rex (27R) 16. Troy Johnson (2J) 17. Jim Plance (4J) 18. Eric Wilson (Felicetty 98) 19. Casey Bowers (20) 20. Matt Alexander (77) 21. Dennis Lunger, Jr. (71L) 22. Alan Atkinson (32) 23. Michael Hudzik (31H) 24. Shane Crotty (4) 25. Butch Southwell (55s).

Gibson Insurance Agency Pro Stocks (20 laps, $700 to-win): 1. CHRIS MCGUIRE (63) 2. Coleton Longwell (7) 3. Steve D'Apolito (84) 4. Curt J. Bish (Tarr 29) 5. Jason Fosnaught (J19) 6. Tim Bish (11B) 7. Jordan Perkins (13J) 8. Scott Stiffler (14) 9. Jason Johns (31) 10. Brian Carothers (02c) 11. Larry Kugel (0) 12. Paul Davis (3) 13. Jamie Scharba (11s) 14. Jonathan Davis (8) 15. Russ Coyne (8c) 16. Tony Spaghetti (Bruno 97) 17. Dale Tuche (310) 18. Blake Scharba (12B) 19. Mike Kerr (25K) 20. Matt Bernard (7B) 21. Ray Gregory (82R) 22. Doug Iorio II (28) 23. Jason Jones (81). DNS: Jamie Duncan (67J).

Terry Bowser Excavating RUSH Sprint Cars (20 laps, $600 to-win): 1. JAROD LARSON (47) 2. Blaze Myers (43Jr) 3. Chad Ruhlman (Engles 68) 4. John Mollick (Clever 14) 5. Brandon Shughart (29) 6. Zach Morrow (Mahoney/Eckart 9J) 7. Brian Cressley (62) 8. Brian Ruhlman (49) 9. Rod George (Hull 41) 10. Tyler Newhart (57N) 11. Gale Ruth, Jr. (McConnell 24) 12. Jeremy Weaver (Clay 12c) 13. Amelia Clay (16c) 14. A.J. MacQuarrie (Hartzell 69x) 15. Ricky Tucker, Jr. (1T) 16. Kevin Kaserman (13K) 17. Russ Sansosti (23s) 18. Nolan Groves (25).

HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds (20 laps, $500 to-win) (UNOFFICIAL PENDING FURTHER TECH INSPECTION): 1. Chas Wolbert (c3) 2. Garrett Krummert (10s) 3. Tony Tatgenhorst (63T) 4. Ben Easler (02) 5. Jordan Ehrenberg (JD57) 6. Brandon Ritchey (1R) 7. Josh Deems (9D) 8. Rob Kristyak (00) 9. Gage Priester (71) 10. Greg Porter (25) 11. Cole Edwards (29) 12. Jacob Jordan (28J) 13. Jake Rutana (11J) 14. Dalton Gabriel (333G) 15. Cameron McFadden (83) 16. Lucan Canon (2LC) 17. Doug Rutana (70B) 18. Dave Price (111) 19. Bill Adams (717) 20. J.C. Boyer (12) 21. Gary Haupt (16) 22. Brandon Albert (30) 23. Kole Holden (2). DNS: Kyle Martell (8), Brandon Tercho (3X), Clayton Deems (55R).

 

 

WILD CHILD WOWS WCS FANS, DEAN JACOBS COLLECTS 3RD STRAIGHT TITLE; CASKEY'S WIN NETS CHAMPIONSHIP; MOORE DOUBLES UP WINS AND CROWNS; CRANMORE'S LATE RUN WINS FEATURE AS JAMES CLAIMS TITLE

Orrville, Ohio

Saturday, August 28, 2021

By Mike Swanger

It was Season Championship night at Orrville's Historic Oval with both the Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprints and the Malcuit Tavern Super Late Model titles on the line with the CORBON Ammunition Modifieds, the McKenzie Concrete Super Stocks and the Joyride Transport Mini Stock already locked up for the O'Reilly's Auto Parts 'Race to the Championship' titles.

Just a six point advantage going into the nights action with Broc Martin holding that advantage over Wooster's Dean Jacobs that would disappear after the heat races as Jacobs won his heat and Martin, driving the 9x sprinter, dropped out of his heat race and would have to start 14th in the feature while Jacobs would begin on the outside front row of the Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprint Season Championship feature. The opening lap would see three wide going into turn three as Zach Ames got bumped and was launched into the turn three fencing and as he came back down onto the track, he would get into Broc Martin's car and flip his ride, ending his hopes of the title. On the next attempt to get the race started, turn three took the brunt of action again as Chris Myers and Trey Jacobs getting together and sending Trey for a wild flip, ending his night, Myers would last until lap 4 when he dropped out with a flat tire. With a stretch of green flag action going, Dean Jacobs would take the lead with Jac Haudenschild in pursuit but on lap seven, the nose wing on Jacobs' #9 started to come loose as Haudenschild closed in. Following a lap 10 caution for a spun Travis Danford, Haudenschild made a slide move in turn two for the lead but Jacobs came back with a crossover move to retain the lead but the next time around, Haudenschild made the pass stick in turn two and pulled away as Jacobs would be in a dog fight for second as Andrew Palker and Ricky Peterson tried to get by the ailing Jacobs sprinter. Driving the Ron Jacobs Racing and Grove Racing #3, Haudenschild would build up a six second lead but with 2 to go, the caution came out for a stopped Connor Morrell and would bunch the field together. The final two circuits would see Haudenschild pull away for the win as Palker and Peterson dueled to get by Jacobs to no avail as Peterson would edge past Palker for third on the last lap. Henry Malcuit held off Nick Patterson for fifth. Malcuit and Dean Jacobs topped the heats. Jacobs claimed his third straight chapmionship and it was the 4th in a row for the McClure Motorsports team.

It was a four point advantage for Ryan Markham over Orrville's Mitch Caskey going into the feature for the Malcuit Tavern Super Late Model main and with the pill draw for the feature putting Caskey in the third starting spot and Markham in the 7th starting spot, it shaped up to be a battle to the end. Allan Baker used the pole position to set the pace for the opening four circuits of the feature with Dustin Smith in hot pursuit as Caskey and Markham in their tire tracks. Running the extreme high groove, Smith would bounce off the guardrail a couple of laps in a row and that would cost him as the right rear would go flat coming out of turn four as on lap four he would slow and that would scatter the field behind him as Caskey slowed to avoid Smith, Markham got into the back of the Dan Weaver Trucking, Mid Ohio Graphics and Millersburg Tire #18 of Caskey while JR Gentry went spinning to avoid contact. Markham would go pitside with front end damage but would return four laps down, ending his chances of the championship. On the lap five restart, Caskey overpowered Baker for the lead as Doug Drown took second on the next circuit. As the laps clicked by, Caskey would pull away and build a straightaway lead over Drown, who was felling the pressure from Larry Bellman for second. A lap 23 caution bunched the field together for a two lap dash to the checkers with Caskey pulling away for his fifth win of the season and second in a row to claim the title. Drown held off Bellman for second as Wes Morrison motored past Baker for 4th. Heat winners were Gentry and Aber

Mansfield's Kyle Moore already had the track championship clinched for the CORBON Ammunition Modifieds and he would start on the pole of the feature and lead all the way to post his 12th win. The only thing keeping the race close was numerous caution flags and on each restart, Scott Peltz and Colton Shaw would make a run at the Kepling Floors, House of Speed and Moore Brothers Racing #2* but never could make the move to take the lead. Peltz and Shaw would finish second and third with Trey Jacobs collecting fourth with first time visitor Nolan Dalton filling out the top five. Moore and Shaw pocketed the heat wins.

It was a hard time getting the first lap of the McKenzie Concrete Super Stock feature underway as the field went down the back stretch on the opening lap, three wide action and contact sent Jimmy Humphrey sliding into the infield, hitting a retaining tire and into the portable light standard, Humphrey was ok but done for the night. On the next attempt to get started, Nick Humphrey slid of the back side of the back stretch into the tires but he was able to continue. Several spins kept the race at a slow pace and when the race went green for a while, Kyle Moore and his CORBON Ammunition, R C Kuhn & Sons and United Concrete #21d quickly grabbed the point and collected his 8th win of the year as he clinched the champioship just by starting the heat race. Rob Melzer held off Braden Tucke for second with Took Wiles and Brandon Craver rounding out the top five. Heat winners were Don Rutt and Moore. This was race two of the Shortstop Summer Series.

Doug Hensel set the pace for the opening ten laps of the JOYRIDE Transport Mini Stock feature but mechanical woes stopped him at that point and it became a race up for grabs. Jordan James was looking to add another win to his total as he also clinched the championship just by starting the heat race but the power plant of his machine gave out on the restart on lap 11 setting up a dash for the win between Johnny Bruce Sr., Roger Parsons and Justin Cranmore with Cranmore powering past on the restart and put the Mansfield based Button's Auto Repair and Smith's Welding & Fabrication #2 into the Summit Racing victory circle for the second time this season. Parsons nipped Bruce Sr. at the line for second with Ryan Carder in Fourth followed by Dustin Bedlion. Collecting the heat wins were Bruce Sr., Kenny Long and Hensel as Carder corralled the last chance win.

All drivers were once again competing for the Contingency Connection 'Racer's Rewards for the night and the season.

Action goes to Sunday, September 5th next week with the $15,000 to win Pete Jacobs Memorial for the Sprints with the Ohio 305 Race Saver Sprints and the Modifieds on the racing card. Gates will open at 3 pm and racing at 7 pm.

​WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS

​Saturday, August 28, 2021

​PINE TREE TOWING & RECOVERY SPRINTS

Fast Qualifier R J Jacobs 15.239 seconds

Heat 1 Henry Malcuit, Trey Jacobs, Andrew Palker, Nick Patterson, R J Jacobs, Ricky Peterson, Joe Adorjan, Jonah Aumend, Ron Hamlin

Heat 2 Dean Jacobs, Jac Haudenschild, Chris Myers, Zach Ames, Connor Morrell, Travis Danford, Broc Martin, Danial Burkhart

Feature Jac Haudenschild, Dean Jacobs, Ricky Peterson, Andrew Palker, Henry Malcuit, Nick Patterson, Connor Morrell, Joe Adorjan, Ron Hamlin, Jonah Aumend, Travis Danford, Chris Myers, Trey Jacobs, Broc Martin, Zach Ames, R J Jacobs, Danial Burkhart

MALCUIT TAVERN SUPER LATE MODELS

Fast Qualifier Doug Drown 17.171 seconds

Heat 1 J R Gentry, Doug Drown, Ryan Markham, Mitch Caskey, Wes Morrison, Jason Henderson, Jason Skelly Howard Fraley dns

Heat 2 Jerry Aber, Dustin Smith, Larry Bellman, Allan Baker, Ryan Abel, Nick Cox, Ricky Holderbaum

Feature Mitch Caskey, Doug Drown, Larry Bellman, Wes Morrison, Allan Baker, Nick Cox, Jerry Aber, Jason Henderson, Jason Skelly, Ryan Markham, J R Gentry, Ryan Abel, Dustin Smith, Ricky Holderbaum Howard Fraley dns

 

 

Arenz bests Beaver Dam Raceway foes for eighth MSA triumph of 2021

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) August 28, 2021 – Akright Auto Parts of Sheboygan Falls Midwest Sprint Car Association point leader Travis Arenz of Sheboygan Falls proved to be the clear class of the field, turning in a near flawless performance on an ultra-fast and tacky track surface on the way to his eighth MSA A-main victory of the 2021 campaign in the 25-lap headliner at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis. on Saturday, Aug. 28.

The 21st MSA 360 Sprint Car Series racing event of the 2021 season saw a strong field of 32 cars sign in for series’ third appearance of the year at the Beaver Dam Raceway high-banked third-mile clay oval.

Third-year MSA competitor Tyler Davis of Franklin outdueled outside front row starter Tyler Brabant of Waupun to grab the lead of the 25-lap main event in turn three of the opening lap.

As Davis paced the field in the early going on the lightning-fast track surface, the first of three stoppages occurred on lap 4 when a yellow flag appeared after Tim Haddy of Waupun hit in the turn four wall.

Following the restart, eighth starter Travis Arenz, who captured the victory in the MSA’s most recent appearance at Beaver Dam Raceway on May 7, swept into fourth place while Davis built up a quarter-straightaway cushion on the field. As Brabant and fourth starter Blake Wondra of Fond du Lac dueled side by side for second place, Arenz worked his way into third on lap 8.

One lap later, Brabant hit the back stretch wall and exited the track shortly after, which allowed Arenz to take over second place in the running order. Arenz quickly reeled in Davis, who was closing in the rear of the field, before using the high groove to power into the lead exiting turn four on lap 12.

On lap 13, Austin Hartmann of Sheboygan Falls collided with the front stretch wall to bring out the second caution flag of the race. On the restart, five-time MSA champion Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee, who started seventh, slipped into third on lap 14 and quickly closed the gap on his son, Tyler. Four laps later, Kurt Davis moved passed Tyler Davis to assume second.

Just as Arenz had built up a full straightaway lead over Kurt Davis, the red flag appeared on lap 19 after Tyler Davis flipped in turn four.

Arenz controlled the restart and cruised over the final six laps en route to his 19th career MSA main event victory and second straight MSA triumph at Beaver Dam Raceway.

Kurt Davis finished second, two-time MSA champion Danny Schlafer of Sussex finished third, after starting 10th, in just his second MSA start of the 2021 season, 2011 MSA champion Ben Schmidt of Howards Grove placed fourth after starting sixth and Blake Wondra rounded out the top five.

Jack Vanderboom of Dousman won the 15-lap MSA B main. MSA heat race victories went to Brandon Berth of Cascade, Travis Arenz, Bill Taylor of Boltonville and Kurt Davis.

Tim Haddy earned the MSA fast qualifier honors with a new Beaver Dam Raceway 360 Sprint Car track record lap of 12.945 seconds.

The MSA will return to action in conjunction with the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series and Modifieds for the fifth annual Harry Neitzel Tribute Race on Friday, Sept. 3 at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam, Wis.

Spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with engine warm ups at 6 p.m. and hot laps and qualifying to follow. Opening ceremonies are slated for 7:30 p.m.

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Midwest Sprint Car Association Beaver Dam Raceway Beaver Dam, Wis. August 28, 2021

QUALIFYING 1, Tim Haddy 12.945 2, Tyler Tischendorf 12.967 3, Adam Miller 12.974 4, Travis Arenz 13.017 5, Lance Fassbender 13.021 6, Justin Miller 13.025 7, Austin Hartmann 13.028 8, Alex Pokorski 13.057 9, Tyler Davis 13.102 10, Tony Wondra 13.104 11, Ben Schmidt 13.120 12, Jack Vanderboom 13.150 13, Kurt Davis 13.168 14, Matt Rechek 13.182 15, Danny Schlafer 13.194 16, Doug Wondra 13.214 17, Scott Conger 13.224 18, Bill Taylor 13.247 19, Justin Erickson 13.248 20, Will Gerrits 13.258 21, Brandon Berth 13.265 22, Tyler Brabant 13.318 23, Blake Wondra 13.340 24, Mike Decker 13.377 25, Cole Possi 13.409 26, Preston Ruh 13.465 27, Katelyn Krebsbach 13.524 28, Dylan Winkel 13.559 29, Alex Crimmings 13.570 30, Tristan Koenings 13.859 31, Tommy Colburn no time 32, Chance Ciskowski no time.

HEAT 1 1, Brandon Berth 2, Ben Schmidt 3, Tyler Brabant 4, Justin Erickson 5, Dylan Winkel 6, Doug Wondra 7, Alex Crimmings 8, Preston Ruh.

HEAT 2 1, Travis Arenz 2, Austin Hartmann 3, Justin Miller 4, Adam Miller 5, Jack Vanderboom 6, Tony Wondra 7, Scott Conger 8, Matt Rechek.

HEAT 3 1, Bill Taylor 2, Tyler Davis 3, Blake Wondra 4, Tyler Tischendorf 5, Katelyn Krebsbach 6, Will Gerrits 7, Alex Pokorski 8, Tommy Colburn.

HEAT 4 1, Kurt Davis 2, Danny Schlafer 3, Lance Fassbender 4, Tim Haddy 5, Cole Possi 6, Mike Decker 7, Tristan Koenings 8, Chance Ciskowski.

B MAIN 1, Jack Vanderboom 2, Tim Haddy 3, Justin Erickson 4, Tony Wondra 5, Cole Possi 6, Scott Conger 7, Alex Crimmings 8, Will Gerrits 9, Matt Rechek 10, Mike Decker 11, Doug Wondra 12, Preston Ruh 13, Tristan Koenings 14, Chance Ciskowski 15, Tommy Colburn 16, Alex Pokorski (DNS).

A MAIN 1, Travis Arenz 2, Kurt Davis 3, Danny Schlafer 4, Ben Schmidt 5, Blake Wondra 6, Tyler Tischendorf 7, Lance Fassbender 8, Justin Miller 9, Justin Erickson 10, Adam Miller 11, Jack Vanderboom 12, Tony Wondra 13, Dylan Winkel 14, Katelyn Krebsbach 15, Cole Possi 16, Tyler Davis 17, Bill Taylor 18, Scott Conger 19, Brandon Berth 20, Austin Hartmann 21, Tyler Brabant 22, Tim Haddy.

 

 

D.J. FREITAS EARNS FIRST CAREER WESTERN MIDGET RACING VICTORY

VENTURA, CALIF. (August 29, 2021) – Sprint car driver turned Western Midget Racing competitor D.J. Freitas made the most of his fifth career series start, taking his maiden victory on Saturday at the Ventura Raceway. The win is also Freitas’ fourth podium finish in the stock production powered series this season for the Hawaiian born racer from Northern California.

Heat races were split by Arizona’s Kyle Huttenhow and points leader Blake Bower of Brentwood. Atascadero’s Randi Pankratz shared the front row with Freitas for the feature. Against the backdrop of a strong crowd at the Ventura Fairgrounds, Freitas fended off a challenge from fifth-starting Bower over the final two-laps to grab the win. Peoria, Ariz.’s Cory Brown both started and finished third. Fresno’s Tyler Dolacki drove Cameron Beard’s No. 24 to a fourth-place finish after starting ninth. Pankratz finished fifth.

Western Midget Racing will be at Ventura Raceway on September 11 in action which will be streamed live on FloRacing.com

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

August 28, 2021 – Ventura Raceway (Ventura, Calif.) Results

HEAT 1 (8 laps) – 1. 57 Kyle Huttenhow; HEAT 2 (8 laps) – 1. 9 Blake Bower

FEATURE (20 laps) - 1. 7-D.J. Freitas[2]; 2. 9-Blake Bower[5]; 3. 32 Cory Brown[3]; 4. 24-Tyler Dolacki[9]; 5. 11-Randi Pankratz[1]; 6. 8k-Kala Keliinoi[4]; 7. 0FG-David Prickett[11]; 8. 20w-Megan Moorhead[8]; 9. 5-Joey Bishop[7]; 10. 20-Kyle Hawse[10]; 11. 31-Todd Hawse[12]; 12. 22q-Mike Long[13]; 13. 57-Kyle Huttenhow[6]

NEXT RACE: September 11 Ventura Raceway (Ventura, Calif.)

 

 

Marcham Marches to POWRi West Victory at I-44 Riverside Speedway

Tulsa, OK (08/28/2021) Oklahoma’s own Trey Marcham returned to Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Realty Connect victory lane tonight at his old stomping grounds, I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City. If there is one driver that knows his way around this the tricky surface, Marcham is that racer. Marcham has numerous micro sprint and POWRi West midget laps here, and tends to always be a front runner when the midgets roll into town.

Jumping out to the early lead, Cannon McIntosh would show the way until mechanical issues sent him to the work area on lap 11 of the 25-lap A-main event. McIntosh’s misfortune turned the field over to last night’s winner, Kyle Jones, who then lead until a flat right rear tire sent him to work area on lap 16. Marcham inherited the lead on this caution and set sail earning his first POWRi West win of the 2021 season. Following Marcham was second place Realty Connect bonus award winner Andrew Felker with Rod End Supply Hard Charger Michelle Decker rounding out the podium. Cannon McIntosh recovered from his issues to finish fourth, with Shannon McQueen rounding out the top five.

Smith Titanium Heat Race 1 Winner: 00-Trey Gropp

Saldana Racing Products Heat Race 2 Winner: 7U-Kyle Jones

Keizer Wheels High Passing Points: 7U-Kyle Jones

Rod End Supply Hard Charger: 7X-Michelle Decker

Realty Connect 2nd Place Bonus: 11A-Andrew Felker

Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League Feature Event Winner: 32-Trey Marcham

Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League Feature Event Results (25-Laps): 1. 32-Trey Marcham 2. 11A-Andrew Felker 3. 7X-Michelle Decker 4. 25K-Cannon McIntosh 5. 7-Shannon McQueen 6. 7U-Kyle Jones 7. 08-Taylor Reimer 8. 97-Mason Daugherty 9. 51-Tanner Berryhill 10. 7W-Brandon Wiseley 11.2S-Cole Scott 12. 70-Cade Cowles 13. 44-Branigan Roark 14. 00-Trey Gropp 15. 21-Emilio Hoover 16. 00A-Ava Gropp 17. 444-Kameron Key

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Fisher Returns to Victory Lane at Skagit Speedway

8/28/21

Alger, WA – After a win on opening night, Eric Fisher had been searching for speed at Skagit Speedway in looking for his second win of the year. He picked up that win on Saturday night, leading all 25 laps of the main event in the Budweiser 360 Sprints. Other winners on the night were Steve Parker and Rick Smith.

A lap one dustup in turn one wiped out nearly half the field in the 360 Sprint main event, giving Fisher an easy path to victory. Starting outside row one, Fisher beat Trevor Cook out of turn two on the opening lap and streaked away unchallenged for his second win of the season. Cam Smith and Colton Heath rounded out the podium. Heath was the quick qualifier, while Fisher won heat one and Greg Hamilton came out on top of heat two.

It has been a couple of years since Steve Parker found victory lane at Skagit Speedway in the Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints, but a chassis change a couple weeks back has brought his program back to life with the speed needed to win. With Keira Zylstra leading, Parker hooked up around the bottom of the speedway and drove past the rookie driver to take the lead on lap 21 en route to victory lane. Zylstra finished a career best second while Justin Youngquist came in third. Kelsey Carpenter returned to the seat of Bill Rude’s #79 after being on the shelf with injury to set quick time. Heat wins went to Allison Johnson, Jayme Barnes and Younguist.

Skagit Aggregates Modifieds point leader Rick Smith ran to his fifth win of the season, putting the potential in a hammerlock heading into Championship Night a few weeks away. Smith took the lead on lap three and held strong to collect the win for Team Geritol Racing in pursuit of the title. Adam Holtrop outdueled Craig Moore for second in an entertaining battle. Heat winners were Moore and Jason Pestka.

Budweiser 360 Sprints

Fast Time – Colton Heath 11.794

Heat 1 – Eric Fisher

Heat 2 – Greg Hamilton

Main – Eric Fisher, Cam Smith, Colton Heath, Trevor Cook, Greg Hamilton, Colby Thornhill, Ashleigh Johnson, Brock Lemley, Jason Solwold, Bailey Sucich, Steve James, Lane Taylor

Lap Leaders – Fisher 1-25

Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints

Fast Time – Kelsey Carpenter 12.321

Heat 1 – Allison Johnson

Heat 2 – Jayme Barnes

Heat 3 – Justin Youngquist

Main – Steve Parker, Keira Zylstra, Justin Youngquist, James Bundy, Steve Vague, Malachi Gemmer, Kelsey Carpenter, Allison Johnson, Cody Anderlini, Jason Bloodgood, Bill Rude, Dustin Gehring, Brandon Baker, Corey Summers

Lap Leaders – Zylstra 1-20 Parker 21-25

Skagit Aggregates Modifieds

Heat 1 – Craig Moore

Heat 2 – Jason Pestka

Main – Rick Smith, Adam Holtrop, Craig Moore, Mason Dineen, Ben Gunderson, Mel Decker, Zane Miner, Johnn Anderson, Dan Butenschoen, Dave Harmon, Jason Pestka, Alan Grimbly, Tyler Ketchum

Lap Leaders – Ketchum 1-2 Smith 3-25

 

 

FACCINTO LEADS ALL 30-LAPS FOR KING OF THE WEST VICTORY AT OCEAN, TRACK CHAMPIONS CROWNED

WATSONVILLE, CALIF. (August 28, 2021) – Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto won his third career NARC-King of the West Fujitsu Sprint Car victory on Friday night at Ocean Speedway during the second of the “Fastest Four Days in Motorsports” for the series. Faccinto’s win was part of a five-division championship night in Watsonville with championships decided in IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks, and South Bay Dwarf Cars.

“The top was just so good and I knew the start was just going to be so important. Once we got out in clean air we were fast enough to maintain,” Faccinto said. “We didn’t make too many changes all night. Tried not to screw it up and it paid off.”

Lincoln’s Tanner Carrick won the hole shot into turn one but it was nullified when Atwater’s Sean Watts slowed with a left rear flat tire. Faccinto seized the lead on the next start attempt and reeled in lapped traffic by lap six.

Traffic bottled up the top four cars, with a three-wide battle for second exiting turn two. 2019 King of the West DJ Netto bounced off the left rear of Carrick, flipping wildly for a red flag on lap nine. Merced winner and 2021 Ocean Sprints championship runner-up Justin Sanders got hooked with British Columbian Robbie Price, requiring an extended red flag on the restart. The delay allowed Netto time to make repairs and rejoin the race.

Lapped traffic again reared its head and allowed fast-time qualifier and new King of the West track record holder Ryan Robinson to challenge Faccinto. Faccinto and Robinson went back-and-forth through turn four to complete lap 24 and again into turn one on lap 25. Contact allowed points leader Dominic Scelzi to dive inside to try to pass both.

Netto and Outlaw Kart graduate Landon Brooks crashed exiting turn two, and Scelzi’s move was called back. A red flag ensued for fence repairs in the second turn.

Faccinto charged ahead over the final six laps for the $4,000 victory. Robinson, Scelzi, 2021 Ocean Sprints champion Bud Kaeding, and Fremont’s Shane Golobic rounded out the top-five.

Jim Pettit II ended the IMCA Modified championship season with an exciting win while Cody Burke won his third championship in the last four seasons. Fred Lind led the way while the leaders lined up on the top behind him. A caution fell on lap 18 for Raymond Keldsen, Jr. stopping in turn one. Pettit lined up outside row two on the restart. JC Elrod took the lead from Lind and Pettit followed Elrod into second. On the final lap, Pettit made an exciting move on the outside of Elrod exiting turn two to take the popular victory. Burke finished third ahead of Lind and Steve Pemberton.

Richard Ragsdale of Merced dominated the IMCA Sport Modified 20-lap feature for his first-career Ocean Speedway win while San Jose’s Randy Miller closed out a championship season. Ragsdale took the lead on lap one after starting fourth. He surrendered the lead to Max Baggett of Prunedale on lap nine. A restart on lap 11 allowed Ragsdale to retake the lead for the victory. Baggett, Mike Kofnovec, Jr., Kelly Campanille of San Ramon, and Markus Frazier of Santa Maria rounded out the top-five Miller finished the feature in seventh.

Ragsdale’s brother Chad Ragsdale accumulated a half-lap lead on the way to the 20-lap Hobby Stock feature. Joe Gallaher won a race long battle with Norm Ayers of Corralitos for second place, good enough to finish off a championship season. Ryan Muller and Jerry Skelton rounded out the top-five.

Tommy Velasquez III of Camarillo won the South Bay Dwarf Car feature and the championship. He fended off numerous challenges from Terre Rothweiler of Santa Cruz as they dipped in and out of lapped traffic for much of the race. Brandon Wiley of Santa Maria snookered Rothweiler for second at the checkered flag. Nick Velasquez finished fourth with Punky Pires rounding out the top-five.

Ocean Speedway wraps up its 2021 season with the Pettit Shootout on September 24 and 25 with IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, and Hobby Stocks competing both nights. Tickets available online at www.OceanSpeedway.com or at the gate.

 

 

Trifecta Motorsports and Kyle Jones Triumph Creek County

Tulsa, OK (08/28/2021) Kyle Jones of Kennedale, TX sits behind the wheel of the Trifecta Motorsports #7U, took advantage of his pole starting position and went on to capture his second victory of the 2021 Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Realty Connect season at Creek County Speedway.

As the field lines up side-by-side for the 30-lap main event, the outside pole sitter, Noah Harris ran into some mechanical problems which sent him to the work area and the tail of the field. At the drop of the green flag, Jones jumped out to the early lead and went relatively unchallenged en route to picking up the checkered flag at the end of the 30-lap main event. While Jones was out front, veteran driver Jonathan Beason and Trey Gropp battled with each other for the second position, but Beason prevailed. Trey Gropp finished third, Trey Marcham finished fourth and Andrew Felker rounded out the top five.

The Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League Presented by Realty Connect will be back in action tonight, August 28th at I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City.

Smith Titanium Heat Race 1 Winner - 25K-Taylor Reimer

Saldana Race Products Heat Race 2 Winner - 8K-Jonathan Beason

Keizer Wheels Heat Race 3 Winner - 20H-Noah Harris

Schure Built Suspensions Heat Race High Passing Points - 25K-Taylor Reimer

Rod End Supply Hard Charger - 51-Tanner Berryhill

Realty Connect 2nd place bonus - 8K-Jonathan Beason

Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League Feature Event Winner: 7U-Kyle Jones

Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League Feature Event Results (30-Laps): 1. 7U-Kyles Jones 2. 8K-Jonathan Beason 3. 00-Trey Gropp 4. 32-Trey Marcham 5. 11A-Andrew Felker 6. 47K-Kevin Brewer 7. 7-Shannon McQueen 8. 20H-Noah Harris 9. 25K-Taylor Reimer 10. 51-Tanner Berryhill 11. 21K-Emilio Hoover 12. 44-Branigan Roark 13. 7X-Michelle Decker 14. 00A-Ava Gropp 15. 10-Stefan Sidur 16. 70-Cade Cowles 17. 22-Cutris Jones 18. 97-Matt Moore 19. 7W-Brendon Wiseley 20. 444-Kameron Key

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Zimmerman Kicks off I-30 Speedway’s Wingless STN with Photo Finish Victory!

                                                                                                            

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (August 27, 2021) –I-30 Speedway’s Inaugural Wingless Short Track Nationals presented by KNP Painting fired off in spectacular fashion Frida night with Justin Zimmerman edging Cody Gardner by mere inches at the line.

 

The duo swapped the lead a pair of times in the final handful of laps of the 20-round affair before racing side-by-side to the photo finish that awarded $1,000 to Zimmerman in the ASCS Elite Non-Wing Sprint Car feature.

 

“I could hear someone turning some RPM’s so I knew they had to be running up top,” the Athens, Texas racer said afterward.  “He showed his nose and then got by, I knew I had to concentrate and hit my marks.”

 

With the win, Zimmerman exited the Friday night preliminary atop event points that set Saturday heat lineups going into the $5,000-to-win finale.

 

After leading laps 15 and 16 only to come up just short of defending his home territory, Gardner said, “That was a lot of fun racing with those guys.  It has been about six years since I have run without a wing so it feels pretty good to run that well.”

 

Jason Howell climbed from tenth to round out the podium in third, making for a podium that include a 410-ci powerplant (Zimmerman), a 360-ci engine (Gardner) and Howell’s 305-ci machine.

 

Keith Martin crossed the stripe fourth with Topeka’s Chris Morgan racing from 14th to round out the top five and earn KNP Hard Charger honors.

 

With a passing-points invert of six for the feature, Zimmerman led the way to the green flag with Martin alongside.  Zimmerman jumped to the initial point with third-starter Gardner and Mason Smith shuffling Martin back to fourth before the caution flew after two laps when Zach Pringle slid to a stop on the backstretch.

 

Gardner went to work on Zimmerman when action resumed, riding the high line as Zimmerman rolled the bottom groove.  While Zimmerman held Gardner at bay, Anthony Nicholson worked his way past Smith for third on the tenth round just one circuit before Howard Moore spun in turn two.

 

After a jumbled restart that resulted in front end damage for both Derek Hagar and Dale Howard, Nicholson’s drive to the front ended prematurely when he clipped an infield yuke tire and flipped wildly down the backstretch on the ensuing restart.

 

With the final nine rounds contested in non-stop fashion, Zimmerman and Gardner battled for the lead every inch of the way.  Gardner’s persistence up top finally paid off as he raced into the lead in turn three as the five-to-go signal was displayed.

 

Gardner countered a Zimmerman slider the next round but the slightest of bobbles exiting turn two on the 17th circuit gave Zimmerman a run back into the lead.  Gardner rebuilt his upper momentum over the last two laps only to come up short.

 

Paul White, Martin, Zimmerman, Howard and Nicholson topped heat race action for the 36-car field with Landon Simon and Hagar winning the 12-lap “B” Mains.

 

Blake Jenkins got upside down after contact on the opening lap of the first “B” Main.  Like Nicholson, he was uninjured.

 

The Inaugural Wingless Short Track Nationals presented by KNP Painting at I-30 Speedway concludes with Saturday night’s $5,000-to-win championship card with the Dixon Road U-Pull-It Factory Stocks and Young Guns in action as well.

 

General admission is just $20 with children 12 and under admitted free compliments of Dove Plumbing.  Pit passes are $30.

 

Inaugural Wingless Short Track Nationals presented by KNP Painting Prelminary Results

 

Friday – August 27, 2021

 

Heat Races (Top 14 in Finishing/Passing Points Advance to “A” Main, balance to two “B” Mains):

 

First Heat (8 Laps):  1. 1-Paul White (1), 2. 44-Jason Howell (3), 3. 20-Shon Deskins (8), 4. 92-Cody Hays (2), 5. 38-Zach Pringle (4), 6. 12m-Greg Merritt (5), 7. 13-Chase Howard (6), 8. 0-Michael Vaculik (7).

 

Second Heat (8 Laps):  1. 79-Keith Martin (2), 2. 31-Mason Smith (5), 3. 63-Chris Williams (3), 4. 15J-Jeremy Middleton (7), 5. 19-Jason Long (1), 6. 21k-Kevin Hinkle (6), 7. 69-Jamey Mooney (4).

 

Third Heat (8 Laps):  1. #1-Justin Zimmerman (2), 2. 99x-Dalton Stevens (5), 3. 14-Jordon Mallett (4), 4. 48-Caden McCreary (3), 5. 3-Howard Moore (6), 6. 27jr-Joseph Poe (1), 7. 73-Josh Baker (7).

 

Fourth Heat (8 Laps):  1. 47-Dale Howard (1), 2. 11w-Wyatt Burks (3), 3. 81a-Chris Morgan (4), 4. 1x-Tim Crawley (2), 5. 2-Landon Crawley (6), 6. 48x-Neal Matuska (5), 7. 3b-Chris Banja (7).

 

Fifth Heat (8 Laps):  1. 16-Anthony Nicholson (2), 2. G6-Cody Gardner (5), 3. 11a-Blake Jenkins (1), 4. 24-Landon Simon (6), 5. 9jr-Derek Hagar (7), 6, 91-Michael Day (3), 7. 173-Brett Holland (4).

 

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

                                                                   

First “B” Feature (12 Laps):  1. 24-Landon Simon (1), 2. 48-Caden McCreary (3), 3. 1x-Tim Crawley (5), 4. 91-Michael Day (8), 5. 2-Landon Crawley (4), 6. 13-Chase Howard (10), 7. 19-Jason Long (6), 8. 3b-Chris Banja (9), 9. 12m-Greg Merritt (7), 10. 173-Brett Holland (11), 11. 11a-Blake Jenkins (2).

 

Second “B” Feature (12 Laps):  1. 9jr-Derek Hagar (2), 2. 38-Zach Pringle (5), 3. 3-Howard Moore (3), 4. 48x-Neal Matuska (7), 5. 21k-Kevin Hinkle (6), 6. 63-Chris Williams (1), 7. 92-Cody Hays (4), 8. 0-Michael Vaculik (9) 9. 69-Jamey Mooney (10), 10. 73-Josh Baker (8), 11. 27jr-Joseph Poe (DNS).

 

“A” Feature

 

A Feature (20 Laps – Starting position in parentheses):  1. #1-Justin Zimmerman (1), 2. G6-Cody Gardner (3), 3. 44-Jason Howell (10), 4. 79-Keith Martin (2), 5. 81a-Chris Morgan (14), 6. 31-Mason Smith (5), 7. 24-Landon Simon (15), 8. 20-Shon Deskins (6), 9. 15J-Jeremy Middleton (12), 10. 48-Caden McCreary (17), 11. 14-Jordon Mallett (13), 12. 11w-Wyatt Burks (11), 13. 38-Zach Pringle (18), 14. 1-Paul White (8), 15. 9jr-Derek Hagar (16), 16. 3-Howard Moore (20), 17. 1x-Tim Crawley (19), 18. 16-Anthony Nicholson (7), 19. 47-Dale Howard (9), 20. 99x-Dalton Stevens (4).

 

Lap Leaders:  Justin Zimmerman 1-14, Cody Gardner 15-16, Zimmerman 17-20.

 

Event Points (Saturday heat races lined up by points with an invert of six):

 

Rank

##

Name

Friday Heat

Friday Ftr

Total

1

#1

Justin Zimmerman (Athens, TX)

20.5

100

120.5

2

g6

Cody Gardner (Benton, AR)

19.5

95

114.5

3

44

Jason Howell

18.5

91

109.5

4

79

Keith Martin (Burleson, TX)

20.5

88

108.5

5

81a

Chris Morgan (Topeka, KS)

16.5

85

101.5

6

31

Mason Smith (Wichita Falls, TX)

19.5

82

101.5

7

20

Shon Deskins (Phoenix, AZ)

18.5

76

94.5

8

24

Landon Simon (Avon, IN)

15.0

79

94.0

9

15J

Jeremy Middleton

15.5

73

88.5

10

14

Jordon Mallett (Greenbrier, AR)

16.5

68

84.5

11

11w

Wyatt Burks (Topeka, KS)

18.5

66

84.5

12

48

Caden McCreary (Terrell, TX)

13.7

70

83.7

13

1

Paul White (Waco, TX)

20.0

62

82.0

14

38

Zach Pringle (Benton, AR)

11.7

64

75.7

15

16

Anthony Nicholson (Millington, TN)

20.5

54

74.5

16

9jr

Derek Hagar (Marion, AR)

13.0

60

73.0

17

47

Dale Howard (Byhalia, MS)

20.0

52

72.0

18

3

Howard Moore (Memphis, TN)

12.5

58

70.5

19

99x

Dalton Stevens (Ennis, TX)

19.5

50

69.5

20

1x

Tim Crawley (Benton, AR)

13.4

44

69.4

21

63

Chris Williams

16.0

46

60.0

22

2

Landon Crawley (Benton, AR)

12.5

48

58.5

23

48x

Neal Matuska (Waxahatchie, TX)

9.7

48

57.7

24

91

Michael Day (Farmersville, TX)

9.1

46

57.1

25

21k

Kevin Hinkle

10.0

42

56.0

26

92

Cody Hays (Wynne, AR)

13.4

42

55.4

27

19

Jason Long

10.8

44

52.8

28

13

Chase Howard (Nesbit, MS)

7.7

34

51.7

29

11a

Blake Jenkins

15.4

40

49.4

30

3b

Chris Banja (Beebe, AR)

8.0

38

48.0

31

12m

Greg Merritt

9.7

40

47.7

32

0

Michael Vaculik

5.7

38

45.7

33

69

Jamey Mooney (Heber Springs, AR)

7.1

36

45.1

34

73

Josh Baker (Earle, AR)

8.0

36

44.0

35

173

Brett Holland (Memphis, TN)

7.1

34

43.1

36

27jr

Joseph Poe (Scott, AR)

8.5

34

42.5

 

 

Trey Jacobs gets thrilling last lap pass for Attica win; Loney pockets 1st late model victory; Weaver rolls to 6th 305 win.

Friday, Aug. 27, 2021

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Trey Jacobs executed a phenomenal move in the last corners of the last lap of the 410 sprint feature at Attica Raceway Park Friday, Aug. 27, muscling his way under race-long leader Cole Macedo to grab earn his second victory of the season on Central Ohio Farmers/Columbus Equipment Night presented by Integrity Truck and Auto Sales of Bucyrus Night.

Jacobs, whose dad Dean has a track championship at Attica, has had fantastic month, winning two features at Attica and a pair at his home track of Wayne County Speedway. With the win, Jacobs adds to his point lead in the Callie’s Performance Products 410 Sprints with only three events left in the 2021 season.

At one point in the 30-lap feature Macedo had built up a nearly three second lead but lapped traffic and a steady pace on the bottom of the track by Jacobs saw that shrink to just 1.8 seconds with six laps to go. By lap 27 Jacobs could see Macedo and as they raced to the white flag Jacobs dove under Macedo as the two raced down the back stretch nose-to-tail. Macedo had a pair of lapped cars to content with entering the final two turns and slowed just a little and Jacobs pounced, driving under for the lead and the win.

“I started running the top over hear in three and four and then moved down…I know the bottom would still be pretty good…the top was getting pretty thin. So I just started committing to the bottom and I saw some lapped cars there in front of him. I got a really good run on him in one and two and I wasn’t sure what he’d do going into three and he kind of ….I don’t know if he panicked or wasn’t sure anybody was that close. He just left me enough room on entry to get underneath him. I shoved it in there…I wasn’t going to hit him…I don’t race like that. I shoved it in there and I knew it would stick on the bottom and luckily we were able to get it done at the finish,” said Jacobs of his Performance Foot & Ankle, Thrifty Muffler, VIB-ISO, All Overstock, Tim Yerian, Integrity Truck and Auto Sales backed #3J.

“I’m having a lot of fun right now. My dad, Bonzai, Cale, Tim…everybody who works on this thing. This race car has just been a blast to drive. I feel like I’ve really come into my own as a driver and now every night my race car is really good and it seems like I can do whatever I want with it. We’re having a lot of fun right now,” added Jacobs.

In the 25 lap Dirt Nerds Podcast/Propane.com UMP Late Model feature, several multi-car incidents marred the first half of the race. But it was a restart on lap 11 that proved to be the turning point. Danville, Ohio’s Nathon Loney drove under Ryan Missler to take the lead on lap 12 and pulled away for the victory, his first ever at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speed plant.

“I knew Ryan was going to be good…he’s always good here. I seen him get into the wall and I told myself…I watched a little bit of that sprint car race and I saw Trey get really good on the bottom late in the race. I knew if I could keep Ryan within striking distance and if he made a mistake or a tire went away…he made a little mistake and got into the wall but he battled back and gave me a good swing there. But I kept the car straight and kept traction in the car and it was pretty dang good. We were close here in a modified a couple of times…the last time they had the hell tour here we were close. To get one in a late model here is pretty awesome. I want to thank my dad first off…we are at each other’s head and neck every day and every night and every time we’re at a race track. We’ve been fighting fuel issues for a month with this thing and we finally figured it out. He came up with an idea in the shop today about an hour before we were leaving and it worked. Also True Form Race Products…Justin Chance does my wraps for me. GDN Weld, Stop Tech Brake Pads, ML Performance, Dynamic Drive Line, Elite Motorsports, Buckeye Auto Repair, Hoosier Tires, Propower Racing Engines….so many people,” said Loney.

Fremont, Ohio’s Paul Weaver just keeps adding to his win total at Attica Raceway Park. Weaver picked up his sixth 305 victory of the season Friday, his 11th overall victory of 2021 (five at Fremont Speedway). It is Weaver’s 62nd career 305 win at the track and coupled with his three 410 feature wins, leads all drivers with victories in the history of Attica.

The win wasn’t easy for Weaver as he had to hunt down and pass Kasey Jedrzejek on a restart on lap 12 and then held off several challenges from Jamie Miller to score the win. With his runner-up finish Miller continued his hot streak at Attica, not having finished out of the top four all season.

“He (Jedrzejek) really didn’t do anything wrong. Just some times on a restart you just hold it wide open and it stuck and he had to lift a little bit and momentum carried me around him. The top was too far out there and the bottom was boring so I ran right in the middle. I figured if he gets under me or around me he has to work for it,” said Weaver beside his B&B Drain Service, M&L Excavating, Hampshire Racing Engines, Adkins Motorsports backed machine.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday and Saturday, Sept. 3 and 4 for the Attica Ambush with the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1. Joining the All Stars Friday will be the late models gunning for $3,000 to win. The All Stars will battle for $10,000 to win Saturday with the 305 sprints joining the card as they battle for $1,000 to win.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

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Attica Raceway Park

Friday, Aug. 27, 2021

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410 Sprints – Callie’s Performance Products

Qualifying

1.23-Chris Andrews, 12.767; 2.18-Cole Macedo, 12.803; 3.16-DJ Foos, 12.956; 4.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.000; 5.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.098; 6.14R-Sean Rayhall, 13.119; 7.33W-Caleb Griffith, 13.122; 8.18J-RJ Jacobs, 13.170; 9.27S-John Ivy, 13.196; 10.97-Greg Wilson, 13.229; 11.5-Byron Reed, 13.250; 12.2-Ricky Peterson, 13.369; 13.9W-Lance Webb, 13.598; 14.7T-Troy Vaccaro, 13.663; 15.14-Jared Horstman, 13.756; 16.88N-Frank Neill, 13.925; 17.12-Kyle Capodice, 99.999;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 2. 18-Cole Macedo[3] ; 3. 97-Greg Wilson[6] ; 4. 23-Chris Andrews[4] ; 5. 18J-RJ Jacobs[1] ; 6. 27S-John Ivy[5] ; 7. 5-Byron Reed[7] ; 8. 88N-Frank Neill[9] ; 9. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 2-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3] ; 3. 14R-Sean Rayhall[2] ; 4. 33W-Caleb Griffith[5] ; 5. 16-DJ Foos[4] ; 6. 9W-Lance Webb[6] ; 7. 14-Jared Horstman[7] ; 8. 12-Kyle Capodice[8]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 3J-Trey Jacobs[5] ; 2. 18-Cole Macedo[2] ; 3. 97-Greg Wilson[7] ; 4. 16-DJ Foos[10] ; 5. 33W-Caleb Griffith[8] ; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 7. 5-Byron Reed[13] ; 8. 14R-Sean Rayhall[1] ; 9. 18J-RJ Jacobs[9] ; 10. 23-Chris Andrews[3] ; 11. 2-Ricky Peterson[6] ; 12. 27S-John Ivy[11] ; 13. 88N-Frank Neill[15] ; 14. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[16] ; 15. 9W-Lance Webb[12] ; 16. 14-Jared Horstman[14] ; 17. 12-Kyle Capodice[17]

305 Sprints – Fremont Fence

Qualifying

1.1W-Paul Weaver, 13.819; 2.5K-Kasey Jedrzejek, 13.957; 3.36-Seth Schneider, 14.037; 4.19R-Steve Rando, 14.097; 5.26-Jamie Miller, 14.135; 6.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 14.165; 7.28-Shawn Valenti, 14.169; 8.12F-Matt Foos, 14.169; 9.32-Bryce Lucius, 14.169; 10.34-Jud Dickerson, 14.205; 11.7M-Brandon Moore, 14.222; 12.9R-Logan Riehl, 14.239; 13.X-Mike Keegan, 14.246; 14.5-Kody Brewer, 14.263; 15.3M-Logan Mongeau, 14.290; 16.3F-Wade Fraley, 14.319; 17.21-Larry Kingseed Jr, 14.345; 18.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 14.359; 19.47-Matt Lucius, 14.404; 20.75-Jerry Dahms, 14.411; 21.51-Garrett Craine, 14.528; 22.63-Randy Ruble, 14.538; 23.5JR-Jim McGrath Jr., 14.588; 24.Z10-Chris Verda, 14.650; 25.11G-Luke Griffith, 14.670; 26.2-Brenden Torok, 14.726; 27.13-Jeremy Duposki, 14.999; 28.Z56-Kollin Stephens, 15.125; 29.98-Robert Robenalt, 15.163;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 28-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 2. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 4. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[4] ; 5. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[6] ; 6. 51-Garrett Craine[7] ; 7. Z56-Kollin Stephens[8] ; 8. X15-Kasey Ziebold[2]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 47-Matt Lucius[1] ; 2. 5JR-Jim McGrath Jr.[5] ; 3. X-Mike Keegan[2] ; 4. 11G-Luke Griffith[6] ; 5. 9R-Logan Riehl[3] ; 6. 98-Robert Robenalt[7] ; 7. 34-Jud Dickerson[4]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 3F-Wade Fraley[1] ; 2. 5-Kody Brewer[3] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 4. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[5] ; 5. Z10-Chris Verda[7] ; 6. 75-Jerry Dahms[6] ; 7. 3M-Logan Mongeau[2]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

1. 32-Bryce Lucius[1] ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller[3] ; 3. 12F-Matt Foos[2] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 5. 2-Brenden Torok[6] ; 6. 63-Randy Ruble[5] ; 7. 13-Jeremy Duposki[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[1] ; 2. Z10-Chris Verda[3] ; 3. 9R-Logan Riehl[2] ; 4. X15-Kasey Ziebold[13] ; 5. 2-Brenden Torok[4] ; 6. 75-Jerry Dahms[7] ; 7. 13-Jeremy Duposki[12] ; 8. 34-Jud Dickerson[10] ; 9. 3M-Logan Mongeau[11] ; 10. 63-Randy Ruble[8] ; 11. Z56-Kollin Stephens[9] ; 12. 98-Robert Robenalt[6] ; 13. 51-Garrett Craine[5]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller[7] ; 3. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[1] ; 4. 28-Shawn Valenti[10] ; 5. 32-Bryce Lucius[2] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[8] ; 7. 12F-Matt Foos[13] ; 8. 11G-Luke Griffith[14] ; 9. X-Mike Keegan[12] ; 10. 36-Seth Schneider[16] ; 11. 5JR-Jim McGrath Jr.[5] ; 12. 5-Kody Brewer[4] ; 13. 2-Brenden Torok[21] ; 14. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[15] ; 15. Z10-Chris Verda[18] ; 16. X15-Kasey Ziebold[20] ; 17. 75-Jerry Dahms[22] ; 18. 9R-Logan Riehl[19] ; 19. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[17] ; 20. 19R-Steve Rando[11] ; 21. 3F-Wade Fraley[6] ; 22. 47-Matt Lucius[9]

Late Models – Dirt Nerds Podcast-Propane.com

Qualifying

1.94-Mike Bores, 15.289; 2.91-Rusty Schlenk, 15.290; 3.777-Matt Irey, 15.446; 4.50-Ryan Missler, 15.509; 5.92-Justin Chance, 15.525; 6.10-Nathon Loney, 15.552; 7.27W-Eric Wilson, 15.630; 8.20P-Jim Plotts, 15.686; 9.5M-Ryan Markham, 15.762; 10.59-Larry Bellman, 15.811; 11.74-Jeff Warnick, 15.822; 12.51-Devin Shiels, 15.872; 13.101-Chester Fitch, 15.876; 14.23H-Craig Hartong, 16.209; 15.27-Ken Hahn, 16.210; 16.29-Nate Potts, 16.391; 17.95M-Steve Miller, 16.521; 18.20H-Troy Hahn, 16.646; 19.42*-Bob Mayer, 16.746; 20.16-Steve Sabo, 16.820; 21.00-Ryan Shepherd, 17.265; 22.19JH-Jimmy Houston, 18.454;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 5M-Ryan Markham[1] ; 2. 92-Justin Chance[3] ; 3. 777-Matt Irey[4] ; 4. 20P-Jim Plotts[2] ; 5. 74-Jeff Warnick[5] ; 6. 23H-Craig Hartong[6] ; 7. 42*-Bob Mayer[7] ; 8. 00-Ryan Shepherd[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 10-Nathon Loney[2] ; 2. 50-Ryan Missler[3] ; 3. 94-Mike Bores[4] ; 4. 51-Devin Shiels[5] ; 5. 59-Larry Bellman[1] ; 6. 101-Chester Fitch[6] ; 7. 19JH-Jimmy Houston[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 91-Rusty Schlenk[4] ; 2. 27-Ken Hahn[2] ; 3. 27W-Eric Wilson[3] ; 4. 29-Nate Potts[1] ; 5. 20H-Troy Hahn[6] ; 6. 16-Steve Sabo[7] ; 7. 95M-Steve Miller[5]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 10-Nathon Loney[3] ; 2. 50-Ryan Missler[2] ; 3. 51-Devin Shiels[11] ; 4. 27-Ken Hahn[1] ; 5. 91-Rusty Schlenk[8] ; 6. 92-Justin Chance[5] ; 7. 94-Mike Bores[4] ; 8. 27W-Eric Wilson[6] ; 9. 777-Matt Irey[9] ; 10. 5M-Ryan Markham[7] ; 11. 59-Larry Bellman[14] ; 12. 101-Chester Fitch[17] ; 13. 42*-Bob Mayer[19] ; 14. 16-Steve Sabo[18] ; 15. 20H-Troy Hahn[15] ; 16. 29-Nate Potts[12] ; 17. 74-Jeff Warnick[13] ; 18. 20P-Jim Plotts[10] ; 19. 00-Ryan Shepherd[21] ; 20. 23H-Craig Hartong[16] ; 21. 95M-Steve Miller[20] ; 22. 19JH-Jimmy Houston[22]

 

 

Valenti scores biggest 305 race in the region at Fremont Speedway

Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Shawn Valenti has won a lot of races at Fremont Speedway. In fact, he has won 66 features at “The Track That Action Built” to sit second on the speedway’s all-time win list. However, he hadn’t ever won a 305 sprint car feature – all of his victories have come in dirt trucks including four this year. That all changed Tuesday as the Fostoria, Ohio driver led from start to finish in the region’s highest paying 305 sprint event to help kick off the 169th Sandusky County Fair on Fremont Fence Night.

Thanks to the speedway and great support from area businesses and extra bonuses put together by the NAPA Auto Parts of Bryan 305 Attica Fremont Championship Series presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales, Valenti took home nearly $5,000 for his winning effort. It wasn’t easy for Valenti, as several restarts including one with just four laps to go, put 410 sprint veteran DJ Foos right on his bumper. Valenti held off the challenges to take the win.

“I started struggling getting into one and that’s where I was losing most ground and I knew if it was coming it would be on a restart. I just kept trying to inch my way close to the flag stand that way he (Foos) couldn’t get a good enough run to slide me. I knew he was going to make it interesting the last couple of laps. Hats off to him for running me clean. This one’s been a long time coming….I’ve got all these wins but never got one in a sprint car. I’ve have a couple of them get away from me. This one here is special. I have to thank Jeff, Rick, Noah…they bust their butts on this thing good and bad. A Plus Auto Center…Adam Jones told me we weren’t coming here with junk tires and we bolted two fresh ones on and I’m sure that was part of the key to being here in victory lane. Hats off to Duane Hancock and all his group…awesome money and the fairgrounds…pretty cool to win nearly five grand,” said Valenti beside his A Plus Auto Center, Concrete Material Supply, Real Geese Decoys backed #28.

A total purse of over $15,000 was offered up to the 37 Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 sprint teams. Valenti and Seth Schneider brought the field of 24 to green with Valenti taking the point over Schneider, DJ Foos, Larry Kingseed and Paul Weaver. Foos immediately challenged Schneider for second as Valenti pulled away steadily. Foos took the runner-up spot on lap five and began to eat into Valenti’s lead.

Just as Valenti was set to enter heavy lapped traffic the caution flew. It took three more cautions to reach the half way point and Valenti executed perfect restarts each and every time. The car on the move following those cautions was Paul Weaver who waged a various battle with Foos for second until a caution came out on lap 18.

Once again Valenti got a great restart and built a two second lead with just 10 laps to go. That was wiped out with four laps to go when debris brought out another caution. This time Foos was up to the challenge and threw several hay-makers at Valenti the final four laps. Valenti was able to maintain his rhythm and drove to the win over Foos, Weaver, Schneider and Steve Rando.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, Sept. 11 on Iron Workers Local 44 Night with the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads-Kistler Racing Products 410 AFCS presented by the Baumann Auto Group in action along with the AFCS 305 championship night and the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks in action.

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Fremont Speedway

Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying

1.26-Jamie Miller, 13.394; 2.28-Shawn Valenti, 13.431; 3.5M-Mike Moore, 13.529; 4.16-DJ Foos, 13.558; 5.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 13.612; 6.36-Seth Schneider, 13.670; 7.7M-Brandon Moore, 13.675; 8.19R-Steve Rando, 13.690; 9.32-Bryce Lucius, 13.700; 10.X-Mike Keegan, 13.701; 11.9R-Logan Riehl, 13.708; 12.47-Matt Lucius, 13.709; 13.12F-Matt Foos, 13.711; 14.20i-Kelsey Ivy, 13.740; 15.1W-Paul Weaver, 13.764; 16.75-Jerry Dahms, 13.765; 17.29-Cap Henry, 13.769; 18.29X-Cole Macedo, 13.769; 19.10X-Dustin Stroup, 13.786; 20.99-Alvin Roepke, 13.806; 21.61-Tyler Shullick, 13.808; 22.34-Jud Dickerson, 13.811; 23.1H-Zeth Sabo, 13.814; 24.51-Garrett Craine, 13.821; 25.11G-Luke Griffith, 13.843; 26.z10-Chris Verda, 13.856; 27.63-Stuart Brubaker, 13.857; 28.5-Kody Brewer, 13.882; 29.3X-Brandon Riehl, 13.942; 30.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 13.979; 31.18R-Sean Rayhall, 14.053; 32.5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr, 14.112; 33.6-Jimmie Ward, 14.224; 34.48M-Mike Burkin, 14.255; 35.13-Jeremy Duposki, 14.304; 36.B15-Brad Reber, 14.522; 37.17X-Dustin Keegan, 14.729;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 19R-Steve Rando[1] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 3. 16-DJ Foos[3] ; 4. X-Mike Keegan[5] ; 5. 29-Cap Henry[7] ; 6. 99-Alvin Roepke[9] ; 7. 5M-Mike Moore[4] ; 8. 10X-Dustin Stroup[8] ; 9. 75-Jerry Dahms[6] ; 10. 18R-Sean Rayhall[10]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 12F-Matt Foos[2] ; 2. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[4] ; 3. 29X-Cole Macedo[5] ; 4. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[1] ; 5. 63-Stuart Brubaker[8] ; 6. 5-Kody Brewer[9] ; 7. 47-Matt Lucius[3] ; 8. 34-Jud Dickerson[6] ; 9. 51-Garrett Craine[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[1] ; 2. 7M-Brandon Moore[4] ; 3. 9R-Logan Riehl[2] ; 4. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[6] ; 5. 32-Bryce Lucius[3] ; 6. 11G-Luke Griffith[5] ; 7. 13-Jeremy Duposki[8] ; 8. 48M-Mike Burkin[7] ; 9. 17X-Dustin Keegan[9]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

1. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 2. 28-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 3. z10-Chris Verda[5] ; 4. 6-Jimmie Ward[8] ; 5. 3X-Brandon Riehl[6] ; 6. 61-Tyler Shullick[2] ; 7. 1H-Zeth Sabo[1] ; 8. B15-Brad Reber[9] ; 9. X15-Kasey Ziebold[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 29-Cap Henry[1] ; 2. 32-Bryce Lucius[2] ; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[4] ; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke[3] ; 5. 5M-Mike Moore[5] ; 6. 10X-Dustin Stroup[7] ; 7. 13-Jeremy Duposki[6] ; 8. 48M-Mike Burkin[8] ; 9. 17X-Dustin Keegan[10] ; 10. 75-Jerry Dahms[9] ; 11. 18R-Sean Rayhall[11]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps)

1. 1H-Zeth Sabo[6] ; 2. 63-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 3. 5-Kody Brewer[3] ; 4. 3X-Brandon Riehl[2] ; 5. 34-Jud Dickerson[7] ; 6. 51-Garrett Craine[9] ; 7. 47-Matt Lucius[5] ; 8. B15-Brad Reber[8] ; 9. 61-Tyler Shullick[4] ; 10. X15-Kasey Ziebold[10]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 28-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 2. 16-DJ Foos[3] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[5] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[6] ; 6. 12F-Matt Foos[7] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[8] ; 8. X-Mike Keegan[10] ; 9. 29-Cap Henry[17] ; 10. 9R-Logan Riehl[12] ; 11. 11G-Luke Griffith[21] ; 12. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[15] ; 13. 63-Stuart Brubaker[20] ; 14. z10-Chris Verda[13] ; 15. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[14] ; 16. 6-Jimmie Ward[16] ; 17. 1H-Zeth Sabo[18] ; 18. 26-Jamie Miller[9] ; 19. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[4] ; 20. 3X-Brandon Riehl[23] ; 21. 5-Kody Brewer[22] ; 22. 51-Garrett Craine[24] ; 23. 29X-Cole Macedo[11] ; 24. 32-Bryce Lucius[19]

 

 

Pierce Powers To Second CRSA Win At “Home of Heroes”

Race Report by Steven Ovens – August 21st, 2021 –

(VERNON, NY) – Brett Deyo and crew welcomed back the Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprints for their second and final stop of 2021 at the “Home of Heroes.”

A great field of 23 305 Sprint Cars turned out for Round 11 of 16 for 2021, as Jeff Trombley has been working toward championship number four and his potential fourth out of the last five seasons. Josh Flint, Dana Wagner, Trevor Years and Kyle Pierce have been trying to keep Trombley honest- and Trombley’s win at Land of Legends Raceway would line him up twelfth on the starting grid.

Wagner and Ray Preston, returning to sprint cars after some 15 years off following a successful 360 sprint car career including 4 Empire Super Sprint wins, would lead the field to Joe Kriss’ green flag for CRSA’s 20-Lap Feature. Wagner would jump out to the early lead over Preston as Wagner tried to fight off a season of gremlins and back luck albeit still residing Top 5 in points.

The man on the move early though was Penn Can Speedway winner Kyle Pierce from Spencer, NY. The driver of the Midstate Basement Authorities, Fun City Service, Northeast Implement No. 9K battled with Preston and claimed the runner up spot.

As Wagner exited Turn 4 to click off lap number seven, Wagner’s right rear Hoosier Racing Tire clipped the outside concrete just before the starter’s stand. The contact sent Wagner nose first into the wall with the most contact and damage being applied to the right front. It was emblematic of the kind of season Wagner has had as once again Lady Luck defied Wagner while leading the race.

The misfortune for Wagner handed the lead over to Pierce who darted away on the restart, with Preston in tow. Behind the front duo it was point leader Trombley advancing positions from twelfth starting spot to fourth- passing two cars on the Lap 6 restart.

One of the better battles of the night was taking place at the halfway mark on the event on Lap 10. Brother-Sister duo Billy and Emily VanInwegen battled for the seventh and eight positions, while behind them rookie sensation Jordan Hutton, John Cunningham, Trevor Years and Randy Years all swapped positions and racing lanes.

As Pierce widened the gap for the lead, there was a regular meeting of the “Ole Boys Club” happening about a half a straightaway behind. Former 360 foes Preston and multi-time 2021 winner Bobby Parrow (Weedsport, LOLR) raced hard with former Big Block Modified star Trombley right in the thick of it in fourth.

The yellow flag flew on Lap 15 as Tanner Emmons slid off the edge in Turns 3 & 4 and Emily VanInwegen stopped in the frontstretch. It would fly again with two laps remaining as Dan Craun was facing the wrong way in the fourth turn.

On the restart, Preston took his shot into the first turn drawing even terms with Pierce down the backstretch. Pierce would carry the momentum around three and four and left Preston to try and fend off Trombley in the final half-mile.

At the line it would be Pierce with his second career CRSA victory and second win of 2021, Preston and impressive second, Trombley strong in third, Parrow fourth and Dalton Herrick taking the fifth spot away from Jerry Sehn Jr. who had one of his best runs of the 2021 tour in sixth.

Pierce celebrated victory with his second wing dance of the season and spoke with Utica-Rome Speedway announcer Chris Moore.

“I saw his (Wagner’s) right rear tire get into the wall and once that popped it shot the whole front end into the wall- right place, right time for us there,” explained Pierce.

“This is only our second time here and the top is scary, it got pushed up so high in two and four. I just hoped I didn’t make too many mistakes.”

It wasn’t all smooth sailing for Pierce though. The No. 9k was suffering from some stumbling issues on the starts, which made for some tense moments on those final restarts.

“My car for some reason just wouldn’t take off on the starts, it would take until I was halfway down the straightaway,” Pierce told Doug Elkins post-race. “Every time I saw a yellow I said ‘You’ve got to be kidding me’”

The Powdertech Powdercoating Hard Charger Bonus went to Jeff Trombley who gained nine spots from 12th starting position to a finish of 3rd.

Ray Preston, who has quickly knocked the rust off in his return to sprint car racing, made a daring move to challenge for the lead with two laps remaining. This earned him the “Maguire Family