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Lucas Wolfe scores the win at Rolling Wheels

(Elbridge, NY) Former World of Outlaws competitor and the member of the Pennsylvania Posse, Lucas Wolfe made his first start with the Patriot Sprint Tour and collected the $5,000 check at the Rolling Wheels Raceway Park over Josh Weller and Stewart Friesen

A very strong 34 cars signed in for the lone appearance at the ‘fast track’ as the 360 Sprints were part of the Reapers Harvest 100 including the Big Block Modified’s and the GRIT Sportsman.

Darryl Ruggles drew the pole as he started up against Joe Trenca as the field took Scott Hixson’s green flag for the third time this weekend.

Joe Trenca used the middle to outside lane to his advantage taking the early race lead as Jeff Cook followed to take second from Ruggles.

Lucas Wolfe would come from his seventh starting spot and immediately make a charge to the front by getting to fourth in the opening laps.

Trenca would begin to build a very comfortable advantage until Wolfe was able to get by both Ruggles and Cook on lap six.

Meanwhile, ESE Dash winner, Stewart Friesen would start to make his presence known by cracking himself into the top five, as would Davie Franek who both started in row five.

Then on lap eight, Wolfe would get alongside Trenca on the back stretch and Wolfe would take the lead exiting turn four on lap nine.

A lap later, Trenca would attempt to take the lead back but would overcook turn one and go off the bank but would keep it going to remain in the top five.

The only caution would come out on lap 11 when Jordan Thomas would sustain a left rear flat, he was able to get the tire to change during the allotted two minute under the PST rules.

After the restart, Wolfe would not be challenged at all and take the win but the battle for the other remaining positions were still up for grabs.Josh Weller would find a comfortable line and make his way up to second but could not advance any farther.

Stewart Friesen would also run out of time and settle up with a third place spot. Despite falling back as far as seventh from the lap nine incident, Joe Trenca was able to climb back into the top five and finish fourth battling with Jeff Cook and Davie Franek would finished behind him respectively.

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Patriot Sprint Tour Quick Results- Rolling Wheels Raceway Park

A Main: LUCAS WOLFE, Josh Weller, Stewart Friesen, Joe Trenca, Jeff Cook, Davie Franek, Mark Smith, Jared Zimbardi, Chuck Hebing, Paulie Colagiovanni, Mike Mahaney, Darryl Ruggles, Bryan Howland, Tommy Wickham, Dylan Westbrook, Matt Tanner, Dave Just, Glenn Styres, Steve Glover, Rob Dietrick, Josh Azzi, Jordan Thomas, Jonathan Preston, Shawn Donath

Heat 1: Jeff Cook, Mark Smith, Joe Trenca, Glenn Styres, Mike Mahaney, Rob Dietrek, Steve Glover, Derrick Juliano, Pete Richardson

Heat 2: Lucas Wolfe, Jared Zimbardi, Shawn Donath, Jordan Thomas, Dylan Westbrook, Bryan Howland, Chris Jones, Dan Kuhn, Thomas Radivoy

Heat 3: Paulie Colagiovanni, Davie Franek, Stewart Friesen, Matt Tanner, Josh Azzi, Mat Billings, Bob Gray, Coleman Gullick (DNF)

Heat 4: Josh Weller, Chuck Hebing, Darryl Ruggles, Dave Just, Jonathan Preston, Tommy Wickham, Kelly Hebing, Stan Zanchin

ESE Dash: Stewart Friesen, Davie Franek, Paulie Colagiovanni, Jordan Thomas, Matt Tanner, Chuck Hebing

B Main: Bryan Howland, Rob Dietrick, Tommy Wickham, Steve Glover, Chris Jones, Matt Billings, Kelly Hebing, Bob Gray, Dan Kuhn, Thomas Radivoy, Derrick Juliano, Stan Zanchin

 

 

DAUM, WEYANT, & BABB SOAR AT ROCKET'S MEMORIAL

Wheatland, MO - Zach Daum picked up the win Thursday night while Korey Weyant won Friday's WAR Series race at Lucas Oil Speedway. Terry Babb took Saturday's Finale Victory.

In Thursday's race, Layne Himebaugh set the pace early as he was trailed by Weyant. Weyant would work his way past Himebaugh on lap three as Daum had a good battle with Himebaugh for the second spot. Daum would get past Himebaugh, but could not make up ground on Weyant. When a caution came out for Danny Smith, who lost his hood, this was the break that Daum needed. He made the winning move on lap seventeen and would go on to a comfortable win in his Daum Crop Insurance/Bell Helmets/Wick Oil Chevy-powered DRC.

Weyant would come home second in his Ealey Transportation/ Mahan's Fiberglass/ Moore Automotive Eagle with Automotive Machine power. Behind the lead duo, a large group of drivers swapped positions in a battle for third with Clinton Boyles grabbing the spot at the finish in his Rockwell Security/Jesse Hockett Racing #98. Boyles was driving this car in honor of his grandpa, who had used that number. Wyatt Burks made some late moves to secure fourth in his IMI/Sleeper Excavating/Bindery Express/Jadon's Hope Foundation Maxim with a Felker 410 under the hood. Rounding out the top five was Terry Babb in the KCBJ Motorsports/Faith Flatout Ministries Maxim with a Stanton-All Pro motor. Katlynn Leer, who at one point was up to third, would finish sixth as she was followed by Anthony Nicholson, Layne Himebaugh, twentieth-starting Craig Carroll, and Taylor Walton.

Fridyay night of the Hockett/McMillin Memorial would see Korey Weyant drive to his fifth win of 2016. Weyant fell back early, but would pick cars off lap by lap.Once he made the pass of leader Rob Caho Jr, he went on to a convincing win in his #99. Derek Hagar would finish second in the DKM Motorsports/Finish Line Collision Repair/Red Onion Lounge Maxim with Jim Cameron-Mopar power under the hood. Clinton Boyles, back in his familiar #77 would move to third from eleventh. Kyle Clark was a strong fourth in his Same Day Tire and Auto Twister with DSO power. Craig Carroll was fifth in the Risley's Trash Service/ Get-Er-Done Tree Service/ Hesselbein Tire XXX with Risley power under the hood. Caho Jr. was sixth as he was followed by Terry Babb from seventeenth, JD Black, Layne Himebaugh, and Wyatt Burks.

Ryan Kitchen had a rough two nights as he got upside down on Thursday night. After getting the car repaired for Friday, Kitchen hit the wall in turn four hard and turned over on his side early in the A-Main. Kitchen's night would be finished.

Thursday night's winner Zach Daum was running second in his heat and was moving to the top of Michelle Decker when Decker's car bicycled. This left Daum with no place to go as he crashed hard into the turn three wall severely damaging his car and ending his evening. Decker also would see her night come to a close.

David Stephenson spun in turn four leaving Chad Goff with nowhere to go. Both cars suffered heavy damage in the collision. Bailey Elliott got upside down in his B Main ending his evening. Other drivers who suffered problems Friday night were Warren Johnson and Ned Powers with motor issues.

After using their heat race, B-Main, and A-Main finishes to determine points, the top six locked into Saturday night's finale were: Weyant, Boyles, Babb, Burks, Carroll, and Himebaugh.

Saturday night's event proved to be an exciting finale to the three-day weekend. Beating polesitter Layne Himebaugh into turn one, Terry Babb assumed command and went on to his fourth Boss Chassis WAR Series win at Lucas Oil Speedway Saturday night.

Babb took the lead as Himebaugh ran the bottom early on in second to keep pace. Just behind the lead duo were Clinton Boyles and Korey Weyant. The caution would come out on lap four for Zach Chappell who got into the wall in turn three. His night would be finished. Boyles and Weyant would move past Himebaugh with Boyles making a bid for the top spot. Boyles put a slidejob on Babb, but the Decatur, IL spot responded with a perfect crossover move to keep the lead.

A torrid battle ensued for the second spot. Weyant would slide Boyles, but Boyles would turn back underneath Weyant to keep the position. With nine laps down, Weyant would again exchange slide jobs with Boyles keeping the spot.

By lap ten, Boyles had moved back into contention for the lead. He again put a slide job on Babb, but Babb would crossover and keep the position. The yellow came out for Riley Kreisel in turn two at the race's halfway point.

On the restart, Weyant would use a slide job in turns one and two to try and move into the second spot. Boyles, on the brakes, would hit the back end of Weyant knocking the nose piece off of his car and bringing out the yellow flag as both drivers continued.

Babb would continue to lead as he was followed by Boyles and Weyant. Just behind them, Wyatt Burks moved into the fourth spot as he pressured Boyles and Weyant for second, battling three wide for position. By lap twenty, Weyant had moved into the second position as he was followed by Boyles and Burks. On lap twenty-three, Himebaugh would spin in turn two bringing out the caution.

On the restart, Burks would get a great restart to move into second. Weyant put a slider on Burks, but Burks would respond and move back into second. With five laps left, Weyant's charge would suffer a setback as he did a 360 coming off of turn two. Drivers were able to avoid him, but he would fall back to eighth as he miraculously kept the car running.

Boyles would get back by Burks for second. Burks used a slide job to try and move into second, but contact between he and Clinton Boyles sent the Topeka, KS driver into a spin. Burks would perform a 360 and continue on, but he had lost several positions.

At the end of the action-packed thirty laps, Babb picked up the win in his KCBJ Motorsports/Faith Flatout Ministries Maxim with Stanton-All Pro power. Boyles would run second in the Jesse Hockett Racing/Lucas Oil/Rockwell Security Maxim with RMS power. Boyles also clinched the 2016 WAR Series title with one race left.

Morton would come home third, but he would later be disqualified for being underweight at the scales. This would move Weyant into the third spot in his Ealey Transportation/Moore Automotive/Mahan's Fiberglass Eagle with Automotive Machine power. Zach Daum advanced twelve positions in his Randy Martin #14 with Derek Hagar rounding out the top five in the DKM Motorsports #75K. Burks would end up sixth followed by JD Black and Kyle Clark. Kreisel would rebound and came back to ninth with Craig Carroll rounding out the top ten.

The Boss Chassis WAR Series will next be in action on Saturday October 8 for the season finale at the I-35 Speedway in Winston, MO.

WAR results Thursday, September 22, 2016: 44 cars

Hinchman Racewear 1st Heat- 8 laps 1. 5D-Zach Daum, Pocohontas, IL (2); 2. 4F-Chad Frewaldt, Kansas City, KS (1); 3. 16-Anthony Nicholson, Millington, TN (9); 4. 82-Vinny Ward, Warrenton, MO (4); 5. 75-Glen Saville, Razorback NSW (8); 6. 97X-Kevin Cummings, Tulsa, OK (6); 7. 11-Michael Tyre, Kiefer, OK (7); 8. 99E-Bailey Elliott, California, MO (5); 9. 70-Pete Palazzolo, Pacific, MO (3)-DNF

Wilwood Disc Brakes 2nd Heat- 8 laps 1. 9$-Kyle Clark, Sand Springs, OK (1); 2. 11R-Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS (3); 3. 65M-TJ Muths, Sedalia, MO (2); 4. 24C-Craig Carroll, Collinsville, OK (5); 5. 78-Rob Caho Jr, Wyoming, MN (8); 6. 77-Rob Hockett, Lone Jack, MO (7); 7. 75K-Derek Hagar, Marion, AR (6); 8. 55-Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, MO (9); 9. 21-Ryan Kitchen, Lincoln, NE (5)-DNF

Bell Helmets 3rd Heat- 8 laps 1. 8D-Terry Babb, Decatur, IL (2); 2. 9X-Casey Baker, Lone Jack, MO (1); 3. 51-Mitchell Moore, Edgerton, KS (5); 4. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (3); 5. 75X-Zach Chappell, Talala, OK (7); 6. 9-Chad Goff, Spring Hill, KS (8); 7. 2E-Joshua Tyre, Kiefer, OK (6); 8. 21C-Chris Desselle, Richmond, MO (9); 9. 27-Danny Thoman, Lexington, MO (4)-DNS

Schure Built Suspensions 4th Heat- 8 laps 1. 98-Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO (1); 2. 24L-Layne Himebaugh, Collinsville, OK (5); 3. 93-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg, MO (6); 4. 22-David Stephenson, Porter, OK (3); 5. 53-Brett Wilson, Coweta, OK (7); 6. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO (8); 7. 20-Steve Thomas, Rantoul, IL (2); 8. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker, Bloomington, IL (4); 9. 1R-Ned Powers, Belle Fourche, SD (DNS)

EMi 5th Heat- 8 laps 1. 97-Bret Mellenberndt, Sioux Falls, SD (1); 2. 99-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (5); 3. 8K-Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (8); 4. 5$-Danny Smith, Sand Springs, OK (6); 5. 90-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (4); 6. 7M-Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (7); 7. 2-Bill Shoemaker, Normal, IL (3); 8. 42-Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS (2)

B-Main #1- 12 laps (Top 2 transferred to A-Main) 1. 75X-Chappell (2); 2. 78-Caho Jr. (1); 3. 65-Parkinson (4); 4. 77-Hockett (6); 5. 55-Potter (7); 6. 8-Wingate (3); 7. 1T-T. Shoemaker (11); 8. 11-M. Tyre (8); 9. 20-Thomas (9); 10. 97X-Cummings (5); 11. 2-B. Shoemaker (10); 12. 82-Ward (DNS); 13. 21-Kitchen (DNS); 14. 27-Thoman (DNS)

B-Main #2- 12 laps (Top 2 transferred to A-Main) 1. 53-Wilson (2); 2. 24C-Carroll (3); 3. 7M-Morton (6); 4. 75K-Hagar (8); 5. 90-Kreisel (5); 6. 22-Stephenson (4); 7. 65M-Muths (1); 8. 2E-J. Tyre (9); 9. 99E-Elliott (11)-DNF; 10. 9-Goff (7)-DNF; 11. 21C-Desselle (10)-DNF; 12. 42-Johnson (DNS); 13. 70-Palazzolo (DNS); 14. 1R-Powers (DNS)

BOSS Chassis A-Main- 25 laps 1. 5D-Daum (5); 2. 99-Weyant (2); 3. 98-Boyles (9); 4. 11R-Burks (11); 5. 8D-Babb (6); 6. 8K-Leer (3); 7. 16-Nicholson (4); 8. 24L-Himebaugh (1); 9. 24C-Carroll (20); 10. 93-Walton (7); 11. 75X-Chappell (17); 12. 53-Wilson (18); 13. 51-Moore (12); 14. Mellenberdnt (10); 15. 4F-Frewaldt (13); 16. 78-Caho Jr. (19); 17. 9X-Baker (14); 18. 75-Saville (16); 19. 9$-Clark (8); 20. 5$-Smith (15)

WAR Results Friday, September 23, 2016: 45 cars

Hinchman Racewear 1st Heat- 8 laps 1. 97-Mellenberdnt (2); 2. 24C-Carroll (3); 3. 21-Kitchen (9); 4. 8D-Babb (4); 5. 22-Stephenson (5); 6. 16-Nicholson (8); 7. 75-Saville (1); 8. 70-Palazzolo (6); 9. 2E-J. Tyre (7)

Wilwood Disc Brakes 2nd Heat- 8 laps 1. 77-Boyles (1); 2. 24L-Himebaugh (4); 3. 65-Parkinson (5); 4. 11R-Burks (9); 5. 53-Wilson (3); 6. 7M-Morton (7); 7. 9-Goff (6); 8. 1T-Shoemaker (2); 9. 21C-Desselle (8)

Bell Helmets 3rd Heat- 8 laps 1. 78-Caho Jr. (6); 2. 75K-Hagar (7); 3. 20-Thomas (1); 4. 51-Moore (9); 5. 77X-Hockett (4); 6. 55-Potter (5); 7. 8-Wingate (8); 8. 11-Tyre (2); 9. 90-Kreisel (3)-DNF

Schure Built Suspensions 4th Heat- 8 laps 1. 9$-Clark (9); 2. 5$-Smith (3); 3. 7JR-JD Black, Grain Valley, MO (8); 4. 82-Ward (1); 5. 27-Thoman (7); 6. 65M-Muths (5); 7. 97X-Cummings (6); 8. 7-Michelle Decker, Guthrie, OK (2)-DNF; 9. 5D-Daum (4)-DNF

Rod End Supply 5th Heat- 8 laps 1. 99-Weyant (5); 2. 75X-Chappell (2); 3. 93-Walton (4); 4. 9X-Baker (6); 5. 21M-Michael Moore, Grain Valley, MO (3); 6. 4M-Morgan Frewaldt, Garretson, SD (9); 7. 8K-Leer (4); 8. 2-Shoemaker (7); 9. 99E-Elliott (8)

B-Main #1- 12 laps (Top 2 transferred to A-Main) 1. 8D-Babb (3); 2. 53-Wilson (6); 3. 90-Kreisel (15); 4. 20-Thomas (1); 5. 55-Potter (7); 6. 77X-Hockett (5); 7. 70-Palazzolo (11); 8. 27-Thoman (2); 9. 8-Wingate (8); 10. 97X-Cummings (9); 11. 1T-Shoemaker (10); 12. 82-Ward (4); 13. 2-Shoemaker (10); 14. 21C-Desselle (12); 15. 7-Decker (14)

B-Main #2- 12 laps (Top 2 transferred to A-Main) 1. 16-Nicholson (3); 2. 93-Walton (1); 3. 7M-Morton (5); 4. 65M-Muths (7); 5. 11-Tyre (11); 6. 2E-Tyre (14); 7. 21M-Moore (6); 8. 75-Saville (10); 9. 8K-Leer (9)-DNF; 10. 4M-Frewaldt (2); 11. 99E-Elliott (12)-DNF; 12. 22-Stephenson (4)-DNF; 13. 9-Goff (8)-DNF; 14. 5D-Daum (13)-DNS

BOSS Chassis A-Main- 25 laps 1. 99-Weyant (2); 2. 75K-Hagar (1); 3. 77-Boyles (11); 4. 9$-Clark (4); 5. 24C-Carroll (12); 6. 78-Caho Jr. (3); 7. 8D-Babb (17); 8. 7JR-Black (5); 9. 24L-Himebaugh (10); 10. 11R-Burks (8); 11. 97-Mellenberdnt (7); 12. 93-Walton (20); 13. 9X-Baker (16); 14. 65-Parkinson (14); 15. 5$-Smith (13); 16. 53-Wilson (19); 17. 16-Nicholson (18); 18. 75X-Chappell (15)-DNF; 19. 51-Moore (9)-DNF; 20. 21-Kitchen (6)-DNF

WAR Results Saturday, September 24, 2016: 40 cars

Hinchman Racewear 1st Heat- 8 laps 1. 7M-Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (6); 2. 90-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (8); 3. 7JR-JD Black, Grain Valley, MO (7); 4. 21-Ryan Kitchen, Lincoln, NE (3); 5. 7-Michelle Decker, Guthrie, OK (7); 6. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO (9); 7. 27-Danny Thoman, Lexington, MO (4); 8. 4F-Morgan Frewaldt, Garretson, SD (5); 9. Anthony Nicholson, Millington, TN (1)

Wilwood Disc Brakes 2nd Heat- 8 laps 1. 20-Steve Thomas, Rantoul, IL (1); 2. 22-David Stephenson, Porter, OK (2); 3. 9$-Kyle Clark, Sand Springs, OK (6); 4. 14-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (7); 5. 77X-Rob Hockett, Lone Jack, MO (3); 6. 8K-Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (8); 7. 21M-Michael Moore, Grain Valley, MO (9); 8. 55-Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, MO (4); 9. 11-Michael Tyre, Kiefer, OK (5)

Bell Helmets 3rd Heat- 8 laps 1. 75K-Derek Hagar, Marion, AR (1); 2. 65M-TJ Muths, Sedalia, MO (2); 3. 75X-Zach Chappell, Talala, OK (7); 4. 9X-Casey Baker, Lone Jack, MO (3); 5. 70-Pete Palazzolo, Pacific, MO (5); 6. 65K-Kevin Risley, Collinsville, OK (8); 7. Joshua Tyre, Kiefer, OK (4)-DNF; 8. 53-Brett Wilson, Coweta, OK (6)-DNF

Schure Built Suspensions 4th Heat- 8 laps 1. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (1); 2. 93-Kameron Key, Warrensburg, MO (5); 3. 75-Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW (4); 4. 78-Rob Caho Jr, Wyoming, MN (7); 5. 51-Mitchell Moore, Edgerton, KS (8); 6. 97-Kevin Cummings, Tulsa, OK (3); 7. 99E-Bailey Elliott, California, MO (6); 8. 5$-Danny Smith, Sand Springs, OK (2)-DNF

B-Main #1- 12 laps 1. 78-Caho (1); 2. 21-Kitchen (2); 3. 53-Wilson (8); 4. 55-Potter (9); 5. 70-Palazzolo (4); 6. 7-Decker (7); 7. 21M-Moore (6); 8. 11-Tyre (10); 9. 51-Moore (3)-DNF; 10. 8k-Leer (5)-DNF 11. 65M-Muths (DNS); 12. 27-Thoman (DNS)

B-Main #2- 12 laps 1. 75-Saville (2); 2. 8-Wingate (3); 3. 9X-Baker (4); 4. 2E-Tyre (9); 5. 77X-Hockett (6); 6. 99E-Elliott (8); 7. 4M-Frewaldt (10); 8. 65K-Risley (5)-DNF; 9. 5$-Smith (11)-DNF; 10. 22-Stephenson (1)-DNF; 11. 97X-Cummings (7)-DNF; 12. 16-Nicholson (DNS)

BOSS Chassis A-Main- 30 laps 1. Babb (2); 2. 77-Boyles (4); 3. 99-Weyant (3); 4. 14-Daum (16); 5. 75K-Hagar (14); 6. 11R-Burks (6); 7. 7JR-Black (10); 8. 9$-Clark (12); 9. 90-Kreisel (8); 10. 24C-Carroll (5); 11. 93-Key (9); 12. 78-Caho (17); 13. 53-Wilson (21); 14. 65-Parkinson (15); 15. 9X-Baker (22); 16. 24L-Himebaugh (1); 17. 20-Thomas (13); 18. 21-Kitchen (18); 19. 75-Saville (18); 20. 8-Wingate (20)-DNF; 21. 75X-Chappell (11)-DNF; 22. 7M-Morton (7)-DQ

Photo Credit: Redlined Photography Article Credit: Chad Buford

 

 

Hudson Wins First Pennzoil Sprint Car Feature At Southern Oregon Speedway

By Don Martin II White City, Oregon...September 24...Hays Oil Championship Night at Southern Oregon Speedway was a night of firsts for the Pennzoil Winged Sprint Car division. The night included first time Main Event and Trophy Dash winners and a first time champion. Taking full advantage of his front row start, 15 year old Jeffrey Hudson won the 25 lap Main Event. It was the first Sprint Car win for Husdon, who was the 2015 Outlaw Pro Stock champion. Hudson needed to come up big to hold off Wayne Kniffen for second in the standings after Kniffen won his first career Trophy Dash. Hudson was also the only driver with a shot at the championship, but Jake Wheeler wrapped that up when he finished second to Kniffen in their heat race.

The night started with a Trophy Dash, and Kniffen held off previous Trophy Dash winner Rowdy McClennon for his first win in a Sprint Car. Kniffen followed that up by holding off new champion Wheeler to win his heat race. Hudson scratched from the Trophy Dash but returned to win his heat race ahead of Todd Whipple. Extreme Sprint Car and Wingless Sprint Car ace Cooper Desbiens blew a motor in hot laps to scratch for the night. Hudson and Kniffen brought the field down for the Main Event green flag, and Hudson raced into the lead. After one lap, Whipple broke a driveline and coasted to a stop in Turn 2. Hudson continued to lead Kniffen and McClennon on the restart. Wheeler was battling Ivie for fourth when he lost power in Turn 4 for the final yellow flag on lap eight. Hudson continued to lead as Kniffen tried to find a line that could get him past Hudson. However, Hudson was setting a good pace as McClennon moved in to battle Kniffen for second. An inside move on the front stretch gained McClennon second from Kniffen on lap 12, but at that point Hudson led by a straightaway. Kniffen brushed the back wall on lap 14 and headed for the pits as Ivie was now third ahead of Jeremy Lowe. McClennon found a good groove on the bottom and steadily gained ground on the leader aboard the Mark Michelet owned mount. However, time ran out as Hudson scored an impressive victory ahead of McClennon, Ivie and Lowe.

Race Results Pennzoil Winged Sprint Car Heat 1-Wayne Kniffen, Jake Wheeler, Rowdy McClennon, Cooper Desbiens (DNS). Heat 2-Jeffrey Hudson, Todd Whipple, Raquel Ivie, Jeremy Lowe. Trophy Dash-Wayne Kniffen, Rowdy McClennon, Jeffrey Hudson (DNS). Main Event-Jeffrey Hudson, Rowdy McClennon, Raquel Ivie, Jeremy Lowe, Wayne Kniffen, Jake Wheeler, Todd Whipple, Cooper Desbiens (DNS).

 

 

Stevie Smith Claims Second Career Dirt Classic presented by Schmuck Lumber

(PETERSEN MEDIA)- After claiming the inaugural running of the Dirt Classic back in 2014, Stevie Smith wasted no time returning to victory lane at the popular event as he fended off some stiff competition in Danny Dietrich and Greg Hodnett to become the first peat winner of the Dirt Classic presented by Schmuck Lumber.

With Lucas Wolfe and James McFadden on the front row of the 40-lap, $20,000-to-win Dirt Classic presented by Schmuck Lumber feature event, it was Wolfe jumping out to the early lead with McFadden running in his wake.

Third starting Stevie Smith would be on the prowl, as he would pick off McFadden on the third lap to take over the second spot before the red flag flew on the fourth circuit.

Under the stoppage, Wolfe would take his machine into the pit area with an oil leak and the inaugural Dirt Classic Champion, Steve Smith, would find himself in the race lead.

With Danny Dietrich, Gerard McIntyre, and Matt Campbell giving chase, Smith had a strong restart that saw him gap his completion, but he would soon find traffic on Lincoln Speedway and Dietrich would quickly close in on the point.

Continuing to look strong out front, Smith would set a quick pace but behind him Dietrich was chomping at the bit and seemingly getting stronger as the laps clicked off in furious fashion.

On the 30th lap, Dietrich would ride the rim around Smith in turns three and four to take over the race lead before the red flag few again on the 31st lap. With Dietrich now pacing the field, he would have Smith and 11th starting Greg Hodnett on his rear bumper, setting up a very entertaining nine-lap sprint to the finish.

When the green flag dropped, Dietrich and Smith would hook up in a great battle for the top spot with Smith sliding up in front of Dietrich to reclaim the lead on lap 35, as Hodnett was also able to sneak by and take over the second spot.

A lap 36 caution would again bunch the field back up for one final restart, and when the action resumed Smith was hard on the throttle as he gave himself a little distance, as Dietrich would retake the second spot, with Hodnett shuffling back to third.

Up front, Smith would hit his marks over the final laps to pick up the win by 1.03 seconds over Dietrich with Hodnett taking the final spot on the podium.

“We ran second last year, and didn’t want to run second again,” Stevie Smith said in victory lane. “We ran our tail off and Danny did a great job, but sometimes when you’re out front you don’t’ know which way to go, and I think being in second late may have won us the race.”

Lance Dewease would earn hard charger honors by charging from his 14th starting spot to finish in the fourth spot, while 2015 Dirt Classic winner, Brian Montieth would round out the Top-Five after charging his way from 15th.

A total of 48-cars checked into the 3rd Annual Dirt Classic presented by Schmuck Lumber on Saturday night, and it was Matt Campbell earning quick time honors in what was his first ever 410ci event.

Drivers competed in a pair of heat races on this night to earn points towards their feature event starting spots and heat wins would go to James McFadden, Lucas Wolfe, Bill Balog, Danny Dietrich, Ryan Smith, Terry McCarl, JJ Grasso, Greg Hodnett, Brent Marks, and Adam Wilt.

C and B Mains were also on the card with the C Main going to Tyler Esh, while Freddie Rahmer took B Main honors.

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NAPA WCS BLOWOUT CHECKERS CLAIMED BY MUMAW, SCOTT, DAUGHERTY, DELLINGER & B. HENSEL; PERRINE & CLINE WIN NEW FEATURES ON FRIDAY NIGHT

Orrville, Ohio

Saturday, September 24, 2016

By Mike Swanger

The 4th annual Ohio Dirt Blowout presented by Kar Connection closed out the racing season at NAPA Wayne County Speedway for 2016 with some wild action in all class'. The OVSCA rolled into Orrville's Historic Oval for the third time this season and for the second time, Wooster's Danny Mumaw captured the win. Driving the Finishline Auto Body, Crown Investment and the ABR Farms #16, Mumaw would take the pole position starting spot and lead every lap of the 25 lap event. The early portion of the feature was marred by several cautions and a red flag. Andre Layfield and Brad Haudenschild would tangle on the opening lap that sent both cars to the pits with Layfield unable to return while Haudenschild came back and finished seventh. Dennis Wagner would stop the action on lap four as he bounced off the turn four wall and rolled for the red flag as he was in second at the time. Mumaw would bolt out to a big lead on the restarts as Jordan Ryan took over second until lap 11 when Chris Myers slipped past and Jason Dolick would hound Ryan for third. Jamie Myers, Shawn Hubler and 20th starting Clay Riney were charging hard for fifth. On lap 18, Hubler would try a power slide in turn three and got by Jamie Myers but made contact with Dolick, who spun. Hubler was charged with the caution and stopped his car on the frontstretch to protest and was disqualified when he got out of his car. At that point, the red flag came out for a fuel stop as the number of caution flag laps had run over the limit. The final six laps would go non stop as Mumaw, the Fisher Performance Sprint track champion for 2016, would pull away for his third win of the season as Chris Myers secured second place while Ryan held off Riney, Dolick and Jamie Myers for third as they finished in that order. Jamie Myers, Ryan and Layfield won the heat races. In the second heat race, Dennis Wagner and Joe McEwen made contact going down the backstretch that would send McEwen flipping into the turn three catch fencing. He would walk away ok.

For the Harriger Towing Super Late Models, it was the final night of the Attica Raceway Park/ NAPA Wayne County Speedway Series and with second place Matt Irey not showing, Ashland's Ryan Markham would lock up his second Series title just by starting the feature. Shinnston WV's Robbie Scott made a rare appearance to NAPA WCS and started on the pole and at the drop of the green flag took the lead as 4th starting Markham popped into second. Markham tried every line he could to overtake Scott but never could in the first half of the race. JR Gentry was working his way to the front and passed Larry Bellman on lap seven and closed in on the two leaders and would take second from Markham on lap 13. Two circuits later, Markham would slow and bring out the caution with a flat tire as he would return to finish 7th and the ARP/WCS crown in hand. The last ten laps would go nonstop as Scott and his Jenkins Ford, Brian Danials Racing and Slavic Designs #18 would pull away from Gentry for the win. 2016 Track Champion Brad Malcuit finished third as 13th starting Rick Bond, in his final race as he announced his retirement from racing, took fourth and also ended up second in the ARP/WCS Series. Larry Bellman was fifth. Heat winners were Markham, Gentry and Scott.

The Action Auto Body Super Stocks would be wrapping up their 'Summer Series' races with Tyler Thompson and Paul Holmes tied for the lead going into the last night and it was decided before the race started as Thompson was a no show for the night handing Holmes the crown. Todd Wentz would set the pace for the opening lap as Holmes would power into the lead on the next circuit as Wentz and Gary Hensel Jr. dueled for second as Bob Daugherty moved into fourth. On a restart following a caution on lap six, Daugherty slipped past Wentz and Hensel Jr. and reeled in Holmes. Using the extreme low groove, Daugherty and his Char's Cars, McKenzie Concrete and Metz Machine Shop #21d was able to get alongside Holmes and squeeze into the lead on lap 12. A last lap caution would give Holmes one last chance at Daugherty but the Mansfield driver closed the door to post his third win of the season. Wentz and Hensel Jr. finished third and fourth as Brandon Craver filled out the top five. Wentz and Tim Coen topped the heat races.

Alan Dellinger of Hermitage Pa. would go flag to flag for his second win of the season in the Kar Connection Rush Late Model feature. Driving the Sarchione Chevrolet and BWR #8, Dellinger would be challenged early by Charlie Duncan but as the race wore on, Dellinger would slowly expand his lead lap after lap as Duncan would finish second. 2016 Track Champion Justin Chance also locked up the 'Summer Series' title with his third place run as Matt Aber and Greg Beach rounded out the top five. Heat wins were claimed by Dellinger and Aber.

It was a great season for Smithville's Brad Hensel as he would lead all the way in the WQKT Sports Country 104.5 Mini Stock feature to grab his 7th win of the year, win the 2016 track championship and secure the 'Summer Series' crown. Jerry Adkins, Stephen Crowe and Gary Hensel Jr. battled back and forth for second through fourth before finishing in that order. Matt Miller finished out in fifth. Two red flags took place in the feature as Billy Parsons got bumped going down the back stretch and he would flip into the track exit lane on lap five and then on the restart of that red, a couple of cars got together at the flag stand that sent Colton Priebe barrel rolling down the front stretch. Both drivers walked away. Priebe and Parsons along with Brad Hensel won the heats

On Friday night, the NEW (Never Ever Won) races for drivers who had never won a feature before in any class or at any track were run and Wooster's TA Perrine took the lead at the halfway mark from Tyler Nicely to win the Super Stock feature aboard the Diamond Stone Quarry, Huntley Trucking and Dave's Hot Rod Shop #16. Barberton's Matthew Cline grabbed the lead away from Mike Barr on lap three of the Mini Stock main and drove the BJP Racing and Ugly Duck Extreme Spor-B-Grille #21x to his first win ever.

During the red flag of the second heat of the sprints, as the track crew took time to fix the fence, the kids were allowed to go to the pits for Halloween in September trick or treat and then a costume contest took place with the top five getting cash prizes and several kids getting Jordan Ryan t shirts. There was also an apple bobbing contest during the evening.

Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 banquet that will be held on Saturday, November 12th at the Pines Golf Course. Go to the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com for more information about the banquet.

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS

Saturday, September 24, 2016

OVSCA & FISHER PERFORMANCE SPRINTS

Heat 1 Jamie Myers, Chris Myers, Jason Dolick, Dave Dickson, Kris Davis, Dylan Kingan, Jeremy Shambaugh, Patrick Coley

Heat 2 Jordan Ryan, Mitch Harble, Dennis Wagner, Shawn Hubler, Troy Kingan, Randy Fink, Clay Riney, Joe McEwen

Heat 3 Andre Layfield, Brad Haudenschild, Danny Mumaw, Tyler Dunn, Brandon Conkel, Brian Benson, Lou Scuderer dns

Feature Danny Mumaw, Chris Myers, Jordan Ryan, Clay Riney, Jason Dolick, Jamie Myers, Brad Haudenschild, Brandon Conkel, Dave Dickson, Randy Fink, Kris Davis, Tyler Dunn, Brian Benson, Patrick Coley, Dylan Kingan, Troy Kingan, Jeremy Shambaugh, Dennis Wagner, Mitch Harble, Andre Layfield, Shawn Hubler dq'ed, Joe McEwen dns, Lou Scuderer dns

HARRIGER TOWING SUPER LATE MODELS

Heat 1 Ryan Markham, Brian Baumberger, Kirk Baker, Kyle Moore, Rick Bond, TJ Watson, Nick Cox

Heat 2 JR Gentry, Jerry Aber, Blaine Aber, Wayne Maffett Jr., Al Farriss, Jason Skelly, Rex Frohnapfel

Heat 3 Robbie Scott, Larry Bellman, Brad Malcuit, Allan Baker, Ashlee Todd, Andrew Myers

Feature Robbie Scott, JR Gentry, Brad Malcuit, Rick Bond, Larry Bellman, Wayne Maffett Jr., Ryan Markham, Blaine Aber, TJ Watson, Kirk Baker, Al Farriss, Rex Frohnapfel, Ashlee Todd, Jason Skelly, Andrew Myers, Kyle Moore, Jerry Aber, Nick Cox, Allan Baker, Brian Baumberger

ACTION AUTO BODY SUPER STOCKS

Heat 1 Todd Wentz, Bob Daugherty, Dustin Daugherty, Gary Hensel Jr., Darren Dawson, TA Perrine, Don Rutt, Jason St. John, Robbie Scott, Ryan Leathers dns

Heat 2 Tim Coen, Paul Holmes, Tyler Nicely, Jordan James, Brandon Craver, Derek Lewton, Tod Bevilacqua, Cliff Staley, Tim Myers, Todd Gallion

Feature Bob Daugherty, Paul Holmes, Todd Wentz, Gary Hensel Jr., Brandon Craver, Jordan James, Darren Dawson, Tim Coen, TA Perrine, Tod Bevilacqua, Tyler Nicely, Robbie Scott, Dustin Daugherty, Don Rutt, Jason St. John, Derek Lewton, Cliff Staley, Ryan Leathers dns, Todd Gallion dns, Tim Myers dns

KAR CONNECTION RUSH LATE MODELS

Heat 1 Alan Dellinger, Josh Stoica, Justin Chance, Richard Frazier, Troy Frazier, Bob Fry

Heat 2 Matt Aber, Greg Beach, Jim Cochran, Charlie Duncan, Dave Airgood

Feature Alan Dellinger, Charlie Duncan, Justin Chance, Matt Aber, Greg Beach, Troy Frazier, Richard Frazier, Bob Fry, Josh Stoica, Jim Cochran, Dave Airgood dns

WQKT SPORTS COUNTRY 104.5 MINI STOCKS

Heat 1 Colton Priebe, Matt Miller, Stephen Crowe, Doug Hensel, Mitch Reichard, Briana Hensel, Wayne Newbury, Ken Steele dns

Heat 2 Billy Parsons, Gary Hensel Jr., Jerry Adkins, Dakota Wells, Chris Priebe, Kendra St. John, Cliff Staley, Clayton Evans

Heat 3 Brad Hensel, Mike Barr, Cory Staley, Rod Daugherty, Zach Chaffin, Roger Rush Sr., Jim Burns, Brent Boreman, Jeremy Williamson

Feature Brad Hensel, Jerry Adkins, Stephen Crowe, Gary Hensel Jr., Matt Miller, Doug Hensel, Chris Priebe, Zach Chaffin, Mitch Reichard, Cliff Staley, Kendra St. John, Briana Hensel, Wayne Newbury, Jeremy Williamson, Dakota Wells, Jim Burns, Rod Daugherty, Colton Priebe, Mike Barr, Cory Staley, Roger Rush Sr., Billy Parsons, Brent Boreman, Clayton Evans dns, Ken Stele dns

NEW SUPER STOCK FEATURE

TA Perrine, Tyler Nicely, Trae Schonauer, Darren Dawson, Cliff Staley, Gary McGregor, Donnie Lehman, Kevin Sharier, Danny Jones, Don Rutt, Brian Simpson, Ryan Leathers, Chris Albright, Tod Bevilacqua, Travis Wilcox dns

NEW MINI STOCK FEATURE

Matthew Cline, Mike Barr, Stephen Crowe, Mitch Reichard, Cory Staley, Eugene Arkenburgh, Jess Hensel, Wayne Newbury, Kendra St. John, Briana Hensel, Nathan Rhoads, Dustin Bedlion, Jim Burns, Jeremy Williamson, Dakota Wells, Ken Steele, Colton Priebe, Wes Staley, Trae Schonauer, Clayton Evans, John Riehl dns

 

 

 

Mundie Holds on for Sprint Series of Oklahoma Finale Victory!

Ada, Oklahoma – September 24, 2016 - After rain washed out many tracks in the North Texas area, Austin Mundie made the trip up from his Tyler, Texas home worthwhile, capturing Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver 305-ci season finale at Oklahoma Sports Park in Ada on Saturday night.

Joe Wood, Jr. and Chad Koch started on the front row for the twenty lap feature and after a five car tangle on the original start, took the lead on the complete restart and quickly opened a three car length advantage over third starting Mundie after the first lap was complete.

Wood, who won his only SSO feature here back in June, stretched his advantage to five car lengths before reaching slower cars on lap seven. This allowed Mundie, who worked the middle of the big three-eighths mile oval, to close in on Wood and on lap nine would slide up in front of the leader exiting turn four to take the lead on lap eight. Not to be out done, Wood returned the favor exiting turn two and heading down the backstretch one lap later.

Heading down the backstretch on lap ten, Mundie retook the lead while behind him, fourth starting Andy Shouse passed Wood for the runner-up position and set his sights on the leader.

The night’s final caution would fall on lap thirteen when Reagan Reed spun coming out of turn four.

On the final restart Mundie would open an eight car length lead over Shouse entering turns one and two and kept that advantage until Shouse closed the gap with four laps to go.

Mundie wasn’t working turns one and two that well, allowing Shouse to cut the leaders advantage to three car lengths. However, Mundie found the middle of turns three and four to his liking and would stretch his lead to eight car lengths for the next couple of laps.

Shouse would get another good run coming out of turn two on the last lap and entering turns three and four, got a strong run down low and made up several car lengths. Mundie would hold on and take the checkered flag just one car length over Shouse for his first SSO victory in his first event with the series. He would also become the tenth different race winner in the past ten races that have been held. Shouse and his second place finish all but wrapped up the inaugural SSO season championship.

Wood would settle for third while Koch and Gary Owens rounded out the top five.

The four, eight lap heat races for the thirty car field were won by Wood, Shouse, Owens and Robert Vetter while Sheldon Barksdale wired the field in the ten lap “B” feature.

This event concludes the 2016 season for the SSO however, officials will be running the just announced $2000 to win, $200 to start IMCA Racesaver 305-ci sprint special at Red River Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas on Saturday night, October 29, as part of their Winter Nationals. Further details on this event is forthcoming.

Sprint Series of Oklahoma

Oklahoma Sports Park/Ada, Oklahoma

September 24, 2016

30 Cars

1st Heat: 1) Joe Wood, Jr., 2) Mike Scott, 3) Michelle Melton, 4) Blake Dacus, 5) Sheldon Barksdale, 6) Chase Parsons, 7) Chris Kelly, 8) Paul Johnson

2nd Heat: 1) Andy Shouse, 2) Chip Graham, 3) Brandon Jennings, 4) Alison Slaton, 5) Reagan Reed, 6) David McDuffie, DNS) Gary Kelley

3rd Heat: 1) Gary Owens, 2) Dalton Stevens, 3) Chad Koch, 4) Marcus Thomas, 5) Blake Scott, 6) Justin Fisk, 7) Shayla Waddell

4th Heat: 1) Robert Vetter, 2) Chad Wilson, 3) Austin Mundie, 4) Dustin Gates, 5) Cody Whitworth, 6) James Fabian, 7) Jerry Jumper, 8) Ricky Crawford

B Feature: 1) Sheldon Barksdale, 2) Reagan Reed, 3) Blake Dacus, 4) Shayla Waddell, 5) Jerry Jumper, 6) Chris Kelly, 7) James Fabian, 8) Blake Scott, 9) David McDuffie, 10) Chase Parsons, 11) Ricky Crawford, 12) Paul Johnson, DNS) Justin Fisk

A Feature: 1) (3) Austin Mundie, 2) (4) Andy Shouse, 3) (1) Joe Wood, Jr., 4) (2) Chad Koch, 5) (5) Gary Owens, 6) (7) Chip Graham, 7) (9) Chad Wilson, 8) (6) Robert Vetter, 9) (13) Michelle Melton, 10) (10) Brandon Jennings, 11) (11) Dustin Gates, 12) (8) Dalton Stevens, 13) (16) Marcus Thomas, 14) (20) Shayla Waddell, 15) (18) Reagan Reed, 16) (15) Cody Whitworth, 17) (14) Alison Slaton, 18) (12) Mike Scott, 19) (19) Blake Dacus, 20) (17) Sheldon Barksdale

Lap leaders: Wood 1-7, 9; Mundie 8, 10-20

 

 

Johnson, Babb celebrate Hockett/McMillin Memorial wins at Lucas Oil Speedway

Wheatland, Missouri (September 25, 2016) - In an absolute classic, Wayne Johnson outdueled Sammy Swindell in Saturday night's main event at the 6th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Johnson passed Swindell with one lap remaining to capture the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series major and pocket $10,000.

In the co-headliner, Terry Babb prevailed in the Boss Chassis Wingless Auto Racing Series feature for a $1,200 pay day as the three-night open-wheel bonanza came to a dramatic conclusion.

Wayne Johnson on his way to victory in Saturday night's Hockett/McMillin Memorial. (Chris Bork photo) Johnson followed up his Friday-night victory with a thrilling duel in which he came out in front of 60-year-old veteran Swindell. The two traded the lead three times over the final four laps with Johnson's pass coming to the white flag proving decisive.

Johnson, of Knoxville, Iowa, scored his fourth series victory of the season. None has been more important considering that Johnson was a good friend of Hockett, the Missouri sprint-car ace who died in a work accident six years ago at the height of his racing career and McMillin, Hockett's cousin and crew chief.

"They're all really dear to my heart," Johnson said of the Hockett family. "I've wanted to win this damn race for a long time. We've always sucked here. Somebody up (above) let us win this one. Thank you!"

Johnson, starting on the front row alongside Swindell, led the first three laps before Swindell, the three-time World of Outlaws Sprint champ, grabbed command and held it for the majority of the 30-lapper.

The race was delayed for about 10 minutes under a red flag for repairs to the front straightaway fence after Brian Bell's wild flip on lap 10. Bell, running mid-pack at the time, was not injured.

The red flag also came out after one lap when Thomas Kennedy flipped in turn two, one of at least a dozen flips throughout the program. All drivers walked away without injury.

Wayne Johnson in a happy and crowded victory lane at Lucas Oil Speedway. (Chris Bork photo)

After the restart, Swindell and series points leader Sam Haftertepe Jr. broke away with Swindell about five car lengths in front when the race's third red flag brought the race to a half on lap 20. Jason McDougal rolled his car in turn two, but was not injured.

On the restart, Haftertepe got out of shape in the cushion in turn two and slipped back to sixth. Meanwhile, Johnson began his charge on the high side and closed in on Swindwell, setting up a classic final few laps.

"I run right through the middle on that (last) restart," said Johnson, who went from fourth to second on the first lap when the race resumed. "I got by (Logan) Forler and Sam messed up. Then I just set sail.

"I could see Sam really getting tight on the curve. Everybody was and I was, too. I thought I'd try something different. I just drove up above (the groove) and turned down the hill and that thing just launched through there."

Said Swindell: "If I hadn't messed up we could have had it. We had a really good car. That one, we just gave it away really."

Forler finished third, Haftertepe rallied from his slip-up to take fourth and Derek Hagar, who started 18th, was fifth.

Terry Babb led flag-to-flag to win the Wingless Auto Racing Series portion of the Hockett/McMillin Memorial. (Chris Bork photo) Johnny Herrera, winner of Thursday's feature, flipped his car in turn two of Qualifier No. 3. He was not injured, but the car suffered substantial damage. The crew was able to repair it and Herrera finished second in his B-Main and started 21st in the feature. He finished 10th.

Babb takes WAR feature: Terry Babb of Decatur, Ill., earned his fourth Wingless Auto Racing Series victory of the year, leading all 30 laps to earn his first Hockett/McMillin win.

"I was just trying to make some smooth laps. I knew nobody could pass me if I was smooth," Babb said of holding off all comers through five restarts resulting from caution flags. "I tried to be patient and it worked out.

Terry Babb on his way to victory Saturday night at Lucas Oil Speedway. (Chris Bork photo)

"It's really cool," Babb added of what it meant to win a race named in honor of Hockett, whose love for non-winged sprints was renowned. "I started racing in 1986 running wings and started running non-wings a few years ago. It's a lot more fun, like (it was) for Jesse."

Babb jumped to the lead from his outside front row starting position, getting the jump of polesitter Layne Himebaugh. Meanwhile, Himbaught, Korey Weyant, Wyatt Burks and Clinton Boyles took turns in second place.

Series points leader Boyles of Greenwood, Mo., wound second. Weyant of Springfield, Ill., winner of Friday's feature and runner-up on Thursday, finished off a strong weekend with a third-place run and Zach Daum of Pocahontas, Ill., rallied from 16th to fourth.

Funds for Kulhanek: Helmets were passed through the stands during intermission to accept donations for ASCS driver Ray Allen Kulhanek's medical expenses. According to the ASCS, a total of $4,284 was raised the last two nights for Kulhanek.

The Danbury, Texas, driver suffered burns to his arms, legs and ankles when his car caught fire during a Thursday qualifying race. A Go Fund Me account has been set up at https://www.gofundme.com/2qpn75b4.

Next up: Lucas Oil Speedway takes next weekend off before action resumes Oct. 7-8 with the final dirt-track event of the season. That will be the 3rd annual Lucas Oil MLRA Fall Nationals and Street Stock Big Buck 50 Presented by Whitetail Trophy Hunt.

The MLRA will conclude it season and crown a Late Model champion with full programs both nights. The Street Stocks run for big bucks with a qualifying session and qualifying heat races on Friday for Saturday night's $5,000-to-win, 50-lap feature.

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6th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial Saturday, Sept. 24 results LUCAS OIL ASCS WINGED SPRINTS Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 11M-Jason McDougal[1]; 2. 95-Matt Covington[7]; 3. 77X-Alex Hill[3]; 4. 81A-Chris Morgan[6]; 5. 101-Chuck McGillivray[4]; 6. 42-Andy McElhannon[2]; 7. 20G-Jake Greider[8]; 8. (DNF) 5J-Jamie Ball[5] Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 23B-Brian Bell[5]; 2. 17W-Harli White[1]; 3. 93-Taylor Walton[4]; 4. 92J-J.R. Topper[7]; 5. 21B-Brandon Hinkle[2]; 6. 7H-Brian Gramm[6]; 7. 75E-Broc Elliott[8]; 8. (DNF) 85-Forrest Sutherland[3] Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman[1]; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera[5]; 3. 53-Jack Dover[6]; 4. 9JR-Derek Hagar[7]; 5. 87F-Sean McClelland[4]; 6. 49B-Ben Brown[2]; 7. 47-Matt Simpson[3]; 8. 15S-Scott Comstock[8] Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 84-Brandon Hanks[2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel[4]; 3. 81W-Danny Wood[5]; 4. 52-Blake Hahn[6]; 5. 33-Austin Alumbaugh[3]; 6. 20K-Kevin Ulmer[8]; 7. (DNF) 26M-Fred Mattox[1]; (DNS) 44K-Kaitlyn Boland Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 50Z-Zach Chappell[2]; 2. 5D-Zach Daum[1]; 3. 82-Thomas Kennedy[5]; 4. 38-Cody Baker[7]; 5. 75-Tyler Blank[6]; 6. 3Z-Zach Davis[4]; 7. 72-Ray Seeman[8]; 8. (DNF) 34-Corey Nelson[3] Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 05-Brad Loyet[1]; 2. 3-Nate VanHaaften[2]; 3. 71C-Stacey Alexander[4]; 4. 7M-Chance Morton[8]; 5. 48-Miles Paulus[3]; 6. 27-Danny Thoman[7]; 7. 24C-Lanny Carpenter[5]; 8. (DNF) 44X-Jared Sewell[6] Heat 7 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Josh Baughman[1]; 2. 76-Jay Russell[2]; 3. 10C-Jeremy Campbell[4]; 4. 44-Chris Martin[3]; 5. 14K-Kyle Bellm[5]; 6. 8Z-Zach Pringle[7]; 7. 8M-Kade Morton[6] Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. 82-Thomas Kennedy[2]; 2. 23B-Brian Bell[6]; 3. 05-Brad Loyet[3]; 4. 52-Blake Hahn[9]; 5. 17W-Harli White[7]; 6. 84-Brandon Hanks[5]; 7. 38-Cody Baker[1]; 8. 71C-Stacey Alexander[8]; 9. 53-Jack Dover[4]; 10. (DNF) 44-Chris Martin[10] Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Josh Baughman[3]; 2. 3-Nate VanHaaften[1]; 3. 11M-Jason McDougal[4]; 4. 95-Matt Covington[6]; 5. 5D-Zach Daum[7]; 6. 75-Tyler Blank[10]; 7. 10C-Jeremy Campbell[8]; 8. 77X-Alex Hill[9]; 9. (DNF) 50Z-Zach Chappell[5]; 10. (DNF) 92J-J.R. Topper[2] Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 76-Jay Russell[1]; 2. 9JR-Derek Hagar[2]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman[4]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel[5]; 5. 81W-Danny Wood[3]; 6. 14K-Kyle Bellm[10]; 7. 81A-Chris Morgan[8]; 8. (DNF) 45X-Johnny Herrera[6]; 9. (DNF) 7M-Chance Morton[9]; 10. (DNF) 93-Taylor Walton[7] B Feature 1 (12 Laps, Top 2 advanced): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel[1]; 2. 84-Brandon Hanks[3]; 3. 33-Austin Alumbaugh[10]; 4. 81A-Chris Morgan[5]; 5. 7M-Chance Morton[8]; 6. 14K-Kyle Bellm[4]; 7. 77X-Alex Hill[6]; 8. 3-Nate VanHaaften[2]; 9. 85-Forrest Sutherland[16]; 10. 7H-Brian Gramm[11]; 11. 20K-Kevin Ulmer[9]; 12. 49B-Ben Brown[13]; 13. 72-Ray Seeman[12]; 14. (DNF) 47-Matt Simpson[14]; 15. (DNF) 26M-Fred Mattox[15]; (DNS) 93-Taylor Walton B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 9JR-Derek Hagar[1]; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera[4]; 3. 53-Jack Dover[6]; 4. 81W-Danny Wood[3]; 5. 8M-Kade Morton[13]; 6. 38-Cody Baker[5]; 7. 34-Corey Nelson[16]; 8. 48-Miles Paulus[10]; 9. 17W-Harli White[2]; 10. 20G-Jake Greider[11]; 11. 101-Chuck McGillivray[8]; 12. 3Z-Zach Davis[12]; 13. 27-Danny Thoman[9]; 14. (DNF) 15S-Scott Comstock[14]; 15. (DNF) 92J-J.R. Topper[7]; (DNS) 44X-Jared Sewell B Feature 3 (12 Laps): 1. 05-Brad Loyet[1]; 2. 5D-Zach Daum[2]; 3. 75-Tyler Blank[3]; 4. 10C-Jeremy Campbell[4]; 5. 8Z-Zach Pringle[8]; 6. 42-Andy McElhannon[11]; 7. 44-Chris Martin[6]; 8. 71C-Stacey Alexander[5]; 9. 5J-Jamie Ball[14]; 10. 87F-Sean McClelland[7]; 11. 75E-Broc Elliott[10]; 12. 24C-Lanny Carpenter[12]; 13. 21B-Brandon Hinkle[9]; 14. 50Z-Zach Chappell[13]; 15. 44K-Kaitlyn Boland[15] Protect the Harvest A-Feature: 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson[1]; 2. 3S-Sammy Swindell[2]; 3. 2L-Logan Forler[8]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[6]; 5. 9JR-Derek Hagar[18]; 6. 17-Josh Baughman[10]; 7. 52-Blake Hahn[13]; 8. 28-Jonathan Cornell[4]; 9. 21-Brian Brown[7]; 10. 45X-Johnny Herrera[21]; 11. 84-Brandon Hanks[20]; 12. 05-Brad Loyet[19]; 13. 86-Tony Bruce Jr[3]; 14. 5D-Zach Daum[22]; 15. 95-Matt Covington[11]; 16. 14K-Kyle Bellm[23]; 17. 76-Jay Russell[14]; 18. 27-Danny Thoman[24]; 19. (DNF) 11M-Jason McDougal[15]; 20. (DNF) 11X-John Carney II[5]; 21. (DNF) 23B-Brian Bell[9]; 22. (DNF) 87-Aaron Reutzel[17]; 23. (DNF) 23-Seth Bergman[16]; 24. (DNF) 82-Thomas Kennedy[12] Lap Leader(s): Wayne Johnson 1-4, 27, 29-30; Sammy Swindell 5-26, 28 FSR High Point Driver: Brian Bell Hard Charger: Derek Hagar +13

BOSS CHASSIS WAR SPRINTS Hinchman Racewear Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 7M-Chance Morton[6]; 2. 90-Riley Kreisel[8]; 3. 7JR-JD Black[7]; 4. 21-Ryan Kitchen[3]; 5. 7-Michelle Decker[2]; 6. 8-Jeff Wingate[9]; 7. 27-Danny Thoman[4]; 8. 4M-Morgan Frewaldt[5]; 9. 16-Anthony Nicholson[1] Wilwood Disc Brakes Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 20-Steve Thomas[1]; 2. 22-David Stephenson[2]; 3. 9$-Kyle Clark[6]; 4. 14-Zach Daum[7]; 5. 77X-Rob Hockett[3]; 6. 8K-Katlynn Leer[8]; 7. 21M-Michael Moore[9]; 8. 55-Kenny Potter[4]; 9. 11-Michael Tyre II[5] Bell Helmets Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 75K-Derek Hagar[1]; 2. 65M-Trevor (T.J.) Muths[2]; 3. 75X-Zach Chappell[7]; 4. 9X-Casey Baker[3]; 5. 70-Peter Palazzolo[5]; 6. 65K-Kevin Risley[8]; 7. 2E-Joshua Tyre[4]; 8. 53-Brett Wilson[6] Schure Built Suspensions Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 65-Chris Parkinson[1]; 2. 93-Kameron Key[5]; 3. 75-Glen Saville[4]; 4. 78-Rob Caho Jr[7]; 5. 51-Mitchell Moore[8]; 6. 97X-Kyle Cummings[3]; 7. 99E-Bailey Elliott[6]; 8. 5$-Danny Smith[2] B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 78-Rob Caho Jr[1]; 2. 21-Ryan Kitchen[4]; 3. 53-Brett Wilson[10]; 4. 55-Kenny Potter[11]; 5. 70-Peter Palazzolo[6]; 6. 7-Michelle Decker; 7. 21M-Michael Moore[7]; 8. 11-Michael Tyre II[12]; 9. 51-Mitchell Moore[3]; 10. 8K-Katlynn Leer[5]; 11. 65M-Trevor (T.J.) Muths[2]; 12. 27-Danny Thoman[9] B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 75-Glen Saville[2]; 2. 8-Jeff Wingate[3]; 3. 9X-Casey Baker[4]; 4. 2E-Joshua Tyre[9]; 5. 77X-Rob Hockett[6]; 6. 99E-Bailey Elliott[8]; 7. 4M-Morgan Frewaldt[10]; 8. 5$-Danny Smith[11]; 9. 65K-Kevin Risley[5]; 10. 22-David Stephenson[1]; 11. 97X-Kyle Cummings; 12. 16-Anthony Nicholson[12] BOSS Chassis A Feature 1 (30 Laps): 1. 8D-Terry Babb[2]; 2. 77-Clinton Boyles[4]; 3. 99-Korey Weyant[3]; 4. 14-Zach Daum[16]; 5. 75K-Derek Hagar[14]; 6. 11R-Wyatt Burks[6]; 7. 7JR-JD Black[10]; 8. 9$-Kyle Clark[12]; 9. 90-Riley Kreisel[8]; 10. 24C-Craig Carroll[5]; 11. 93-Kameron Key[9]; 12. 78-Rob Caho Jr[17]; 13. 53-Brett Wilson[21]; 14. 65-Chris Parkinson[15]; 15. 9X-Casey Baker[22]; 16. 24L-Layne Himebaugh[1]; 17. 20-Steve Thomas[13]; 18. 21-Ryan Kitchen[19]; 19. 75-Glen Saville[18]; 20. 8-Jeff Wingate[20]; 21. 75X-Zach Chappell[11]; 22. 7M-Chance Morton[7]

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With it's entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.

Click www.LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

 

 

Bubak Best in Soderberg Memorial!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (September 24, 2016) – The curtains came down on the 2016 season at Dodge City Raceway Park with Arvada, Colorado’s Jake Bubak racing to victory lane in the 30-lap Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars vs. URSS feature event atop the 3/8-mile clay oval to cap off the Fourth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event.

While Bubak paced the final 11 laps of the season to post his fourth career DCRP feature win, other Soderberg Memorial winners included Cole Traugott in IMCA Modifieds, Jeff Kaup in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Michael Pepper in IMCA Stock Cars and David Berger in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

In the 30-lap DCRP Sprint Cars versus United Rebel Sprint Series feature, Bubak battled past Koby Walters for second on the 13th lap and then chased down Steven Richardson a half dozen laps later before checking out to win by more than a full straightaway.

“I knew I had to get by Koby (Walters) in a hurry because Steven (Richardson) gets around here pretty well,” Bubak said in victory lane.

While Bubak started the feature in seventh, Richardson paced the early rounds from the front row outside with DCRP Sprint Car track champion Taylor Velasquez moving in to challenge.

Velasquez slid past Richardson for the point in turn three on the eighth lap, only to have the Liberal, KS, shoe return the favor in turn four after a lap 12 restart.

Up to fourth in the opening four rounds, Bubak gained a position as Velasquez began to back up with handling issues after the contact with Richardson. He then dove past Walters in turn three before ultimately sliding past Richardson for the lead in turns one and two.

While Bubak checked out in the closing rounds aboard the Myers Racing Engines No. 9x Maxim, the battle for position waged in furious fashion in his wake.

Zach Blurton made his way up to second, only to have newly-crowned URSS National champion Luke Cranston slip by at the stripe to snare the position. Blurton settled for the show position with Walters and Mike Peters rounding out the top five.

Turpin, Oklahoma’s Velasquez salvaged a sixth-place finish, good enough to secure his first DCRP Sprint Car championship. J.D. Johnson was seventh with Tyler Knight, pole starter Brandon Sprott and Jed Werner completing the top ten.

While Woodward’s Cole Traugott maintained the hot hand in IMCA Modified action, Rolla’s Nick Link emerged with the track championship in a tight battle for top honors. Six was the magic number of the night with Traugott capturing his sixth DCRP win of the year and Link earning the championship by just six points over Ryan Heger.

As Link, Heger and William Nusser diced it out for the title from deep in the field in the 20-lapper, Traugott went to work from the 11th starting position as third-starter Mike Lunow gunned into the early lead.

With Lunow leading the way in search of his second win of the year, Traugott made his way to second by the fourth round and then reeled in Lunow to challenge for the point until a caution flew at the midway point.

Traugott pounced on the restart as Lunow got out of shape and went on to his sixth win in his last six DCRP appearances. Cody Gearhart chased Traugott to the line with Lunow in third and Kale Beavers in fourth.

Entering the night nine points behind Heger, Link rounded out the top five and picked up enough points over tenth-runner Heger to take the crown.

In IMCA Sport Modified action, Woodward’s Jeff Kaup did his part to try to track down a fourth consecutive track title by racing to his fifth DCRP win of the year but fell short of chasing down Kevin Tabor in the final rundown.

With Kaup gridding the field sixth, Garrett Donley paced the opening half dozen circuits before Kaup raced by and cruised on to his 12th DCRP triumph over the past five seasons.

Kaleb Roach battled into second behind Kaup only to stop in turn two with seven laps to go with Brian May reclaiming the spot and holding off Tabor the rest of the way for runner-up honors. Tabor took the crown by 33 points over Kaup with a third-place finish while Brian Davidson and Kyle Wiens rounded out the top five.

Michael Pepper finished off his second consecutive IMCA Stock Car championship in style by storming to his seventh consecutive 15-lap feature win.

With Pepper working forward from seventh, Jack Pepper paced the opening four rounds before Ondre Rexford raced into the lead on the fifth round. Michael Pepper was on the march though, battling into the lead at the midway point and racing on to his ninth overall win of the year.

Pepper took the checkered flag ahead of Rexford with Travis Baird, Jack Pepper and Chris Oliver rounding out the top five.

In the IMCA Hobby Stocks, David Berger reeled off his third win in the last four events by holding off champion Matt O’Hair in the 15-lapper.

Berger raced past Tyler Walker for the point on the fourth circuit and then spent the closing laps of the race fending off Reagan Sellard and O’Hair for the win. O’Hair crossed the stripe on Berger’s bumper to secure the title with Jacob Huse, Sellard and Walker rounding out the top five.

Dodge City Raceway Park – Fourth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship Event

September 24, 2016 Results:

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars vs. URSS Sprint Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 49x-Mike Peters, 2. 18-Brandon Sprott, 3. 97-Brian Herbert, 4. 11k-Tyler Knight, 5. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 6. 20J-Brandy Jones, 7. 3-Ryan Walters, 8. 49-Kris Moore.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 2. 2J-Zach Blurton, 3. 0-Steven Richardson, 4. 10-Jordan Knight, 5. 12-Darren Berry, 6. 4s-Kevin Schramek, 7. 17x-Craig Jecha.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 20-Luke Cranston, 2. 911-Ty Williams, 3. 9x-Jake Bubak, 4. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 5. 98-J.D. Johnson, 6. 9d-Lance Davis, 7. 50-Jed Werner.

Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 33-Koby Walters, 2. 83-Austin McLean, 3. 11-Keefe Hemel, 4. 9-John Webster, 5. 1x-Cody Lampe, 6. 28-Tracey Hill, 7. 13-Alexander Ort.

First “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 98-J.D. Johnson, 2. 97-Brian Herbert, 3. 50-Jed Werner, 4. 9-John Webster, 5. 20J-Brandy Jones, 6. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 7. 12-Darren Berry, 8. 3-Ryan Walters, 9. 4s-Kevin Schramek, 10. 49-Kris Moore.

Second “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 11-Keefe Hemel, 2. 11k-Tyler Knight, 3. 10-Jordan Knight, 4. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 5. 28-Tracey Hill, 6. 9d-Lance Davis, 7. 1x-Cody Lampe, 8. 13-Alexander Ort. DNS: 17x-Craig Jecha.

“A” Main (30 Laps): 1. 9x-Jake Bubak, 2. 20-Luke Cranston, 3. 2J-Zach Blurton, 4. 33-Koby Walters, 5. 49x-Mike Peters, 6. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 7. 98-J.D. Johnson, 8. 11k-Tyler Knight, 9. 18-Brandon Sprott, 10. 50-Jed Werner, 11. 97-Brian Herbert, 12. 83-Austin McLean, 13. 28-Tracey Hill, 14. 11-Keefe Hemel, 15. 10-Jordan Knight, 16. 0-Steven Richardson, 17. 9-John Webster, 18. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 19. 20J-Brandy Jones, 20. 911-Ty Williams.

 

 

Donny Schatz #ParkedIt in Pink after dominant Commonwealth Clash win Carl Bowser wins hard charger, Sye Lynch experienced highs and lows

Sarver, PA (September 24, 2016) Lernerville Speedway was once more graced with nearly perfect weather conditions for Saturday Night’s World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Commonwealth Clash presented by Classic Ink. After a slow start that included two separate red flag incidents, Donny Schatz dominated the final 21 laps of the 35-lap A-Main after dispatching early leader Logan Schuhart. Sporting a new pink trimmed decal scheme for the impending Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Schatz #ParkedIt in Dlubak Powder Coatings Victory Lane for his eighth career Lernerville feature win and 23rd World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win of the season. After losing the lead after 13 circuits, Logan Schuchart held off Brad Sweet to finish second.

Local drivers Carl Bowser and Sye Lynch both thrilled the local crowd, but their nights came to dramatically different endings. Bowser walked away with his first career World of Outlaws top ten finish and the KSE Hard Charger Award for advancing the most positions during the 35-lap A-Main. Lynch got the iconic “Quick Time” call by World of Outlaws announcer Johnny Gibson as he set down a quick time early in qualifying. And while Schuchart and Daryn Pittman would later turn quicker laps, Lynch lived up to his last name with a top three qualifying effort, a second place finish in his heat and also ran the dash. But on the first lap of the A-Main, Lynch’s breakout performance took a turn for the worse, as he rode out a nasty flip in turn one after contact with Paul McMahan. Thankfully Lynch walked away from a mangle sprint car, but was obviously disappointed with the way his night ended.

As mentioned above, Daryn Pittman set the fast time with a circuit of 12.797 seconds and went on to win his heat race. Shane Stewart, Tim Shaffer and Donny Schatz also won heat races. 2016 Lernerville Speedway Track Champion Jack Sodeman Jr. won the Last Chance Showdown after Logan Schuchart won the Dash.

9.24.16

Working Man Preliminary Feature #1: (25 Laps) 1. 15-Donny Schatz[4][$10,000] 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart[1][$5,500] 3. 49-Brad Sweet[2][$3,200] 4. 5-David Gravel[9][$2,800] 5. 2-Shane Stewart[5][$2,500] 6. 9-Daryn Pittman[6][$2,300] 7. 83-Joey Saldana[8][$2,200] 8. 49X-Tim Shaffer[3][$2,100] 9. 5T-Travis Philo[15][$2,050] 10. 10-Carl Bowser[17][$2,000] 11. 7S-Jason Sides[18][$1,500] 12. 41-Jason Johnson[16][$1,200] 13. O7-Doug Esh[14][$1,100] 14. W20-Greg Wilson[13][$1,050] 15. 1A-Jacob Allen[12][$1,000] 16. 7W-Logan Wagner[20][$900] 17. 7-Paul McMahan[11][$800] 18. 23JR-Jack Sodeman[21][$800] 19. 7K-Dan Shetler[19][$800] 20. O8-Dan Kuriger[23][$800] 21. 33M-Brent Matus[26][$] 22. 19JK-Joe Kubiniec[24][$800] 23. 51-John Garvin[25][$] 24. 2F-A.J. Flick[22][$800] 25. 58-Jimmy Seger[10][$800] 26. 24X-Sye Lynch[7][$800] Fast Qualifier: 9 – Daryn Pittman – 12.787 seconds Heat Winners: Daryn Pittman, Shane Stewart, Tim Shaffer, Donny Schatz Last Chance Showdown Winner: Jack Sodeman Jr.

Car Count Total: 36 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprints: 36

 

 

Daum and Weyant take WAR wins at Lucas Oil

Wheatland, MO (September 24, 2016)-With two nights of preliminary action now in the books, Zach Daum picked up the win Thursday night while Korey Weyant won Friday's WAR Series race at Lucas Oil Speedway. In Thursday's race, Layne Himebaugh set the pace early as he was trailed by Weyant. Weyant would work his way past Himebaugh on lap three and would set the pace as Daum had a good battle with Himebaugh for the second spot. Daum would get past Himebaugh, but could not make up ground on Weyant. When a caution came out for Danny Smith, who lost his hood, this was the break that Daum needed. He made the winning move on lap seventeen and would go on to a comfortable win in his Daum Crop Insurance/Bell Helmets/Wick Oil Chevy-powered DRC. Weyant would come home second in his Ealey Transportation/ Mahan's Fiberglass/ Moore Automotive Eagle with Automotive Machine power. Behind the lead duo, a large group of drivers swapped positions in a battle for third with Clinton Boyles grabbing the spot at the finish in his Rockwell Security/Jesse Hockett Racing #98. Boyles was driving this car in honor of his grandpa, who had used that number. Wyatt Burks made some late moves to move to fourth in his IMI/Sleeper Excavating/Bindery Express/Jadon's Hope Foundation Maxim with a Felker 410 under the hood. Rounding out the top five was Terry Babb in the KCBJ Motorsports/Faith Flatout Ministries Maxim with a Stanton-All Pro motor. Katlynn Leer, who at one point was up to third, would finish sixth as she was followed by Anthony Nicholson, Himebaugh, twentieth-starting Craig Carroll, and Taylor Walton. Night number two of the Hockett/McMillin Memorial would see Korey Weyant drive to his fifth win of 2016. Weyant fell back early, but would pick cars off lap by lap and once he made the pass of leader Rob Caho Jr, he went on to a convincing win in his #99. Derek Hagar would finish second in the DKM Motorsports/Finish Line Collision Repair/Red Onion Lounge Maxim with Jim Cameron-Mopar power under the hood. Clinton Boyles, back in his familiar #77 would move to third from eleventh. Kyle Clark was a strong fourth in his Same Day Tire and Auto Twister with DSO power. Craig Carroll was fifth in the Risley's Trash Service/ Get-Er-Done Tree Service/ Hesselbein Tire XXX with Risley power under the hood. Caho Jr. was sixth as he was followed by Terry Babb from seventeenth, JD Black, Layne Himebaugh, and Wyatt Burks. Ryan Kitchen had a rough two nights as he got upside down on Thursday night. After getting the car repaired for Friday, Kitchen hit the wall in turn four hard and turned over on his side early in the A-Main. Kitchen's night would be finished. Thursday night's winner Zach Daum was running second in his heat and was moving to the top of Michelle Decker when Decker's car bicycled. This left Daum with no place to go as he crashed hard into the turn three wall severely damaging his car and ending his evening. Decker also would see her night come to a close. David Stephenson spun in turn four leaving Chad Goff with nowhere to go. Both cars suffered heavy damage in the collision. Bailey Elliott got upside down in his B Main ending his evening. Other drivers who suffered problems were Warren Johnson and Ned Powers with motor issues. After using their heat race, B Main and A Main finishes to determine points, the top six locked into tonight's finale are: Weyant, Boyles, Babb, Burks, Carroll, and Himebaugh.

WAR Series results from September 22, 2016 44 cars

Hinchman Racewear 1st Heat- 8 laps 1. 5D-Zach Daum, Pocohontas, IL (2); 2. 4F-Chad Frewaldt, Kansas City, KS (1); 3. 16-Anthony Nicholson, Millington, TN (9); 4. 82-Vinny Ward, Warrenton, MO (4); 5. 75-Glen Saville, Razorback NSW (8); 6. 97X-Kevin Cummings, Tulsa, OK (6); 7. 11-Michael Tyre, Kiefer, OK (7); 8. 99E-Bailey Elliott, California, MO (5); 9. 70-Pete Palazzolo, Pacific, MO (3)-DNF Wilwood Disc Brakes 2nd Heat- 8 laps 1. 9$-Kyle Clark, Sand Springs, OK (1); 2. 11R-Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS (3); 3. 65M-TJ Muths, Sedalia, MO (2); 4. 24C-Craig Carroll, Collinsville, OK (5); 5. 78-Rob Caho Jr, Wyoming, MN (8); 6. 77-Rob Hockett, Lone Jack, MO (7); 7. 75K-Derek Hagar, Marion, AR (6); 8. 55-Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, MO (9); 9. 21-Ryan Kitchen, Lincoln, NE (5)-DNF Bell Helmets Third Heat- 8 laps 1. 8D-Terry Babb, Decatur, IL (2); 2. 9X-Casey Baker, Lone Jack, MO (1); 3. 51-Mitchell Moore, Edgerton, KS (5); 4. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (3); 5. 75X-Zach Chappell, Talala, OK (7); 6. 9-Chad Goff, Spring Hill, KS (8); 7. 2E-Joshua Tyre, Kiefer, OK (6); 8. 21C-Chris Desselle, Richmond, MO (9); 9. 27-Danny Thoman, Lexington, MO (4)-DNS Schure Built Suspensions Fourth Heat- 8 laps 1. 98-Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO (1); 2. 24L-Layne Himebaugh, Collinsville, OK (5); 3. 93-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg, MO (6); 4. 22-David Stephenson, Porter, OK (3); 5. 53-Brett Wilson, Coweta, OK (7); 6. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO (8); 7. 20-Steve Thomas, Rantoul, IL (2); 8. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker, Bloomington, IL (4); 9. 1R-Ned Powers, Belle Fourche, SD (DNS) EMI Fifth Heat- 8 laps 1. 97-Bret Mellenberndt, Sioux Falls, SD (1); 2. 99-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (5); 3. 8K-Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (8); 4. 5$-Danny Smith, Sand Springs, OK (6); 5. 90-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (4); 6. 7M-Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (7); 7. 2-Bill Shoemaker, Normal, IL (3); 8. 42-Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS (2) B-Main #1- 12 laps (Top 2 transfer to tail of A-Main) 1. 75X-Chappell (2); 2. 78-Caho Jr. (1); 3. 65-Parkinson (4); 4. 77-Hockett (6); 5. 55-Potter (7); 6. 8-Wingate (3); 7. 1T-T. Shoemaker (11); 8. 11-M. Tyre (8); 9. 20-Thomas (9); 10. 97X-Cummings (5); 11. 2-B. Shoemaker (10); 12. 82-Ward (DNS); 13. 21-Kitchen (DNS); 14. 27-Thoman (DNS) B-Main #2- 12 laps (Top 2 transfer to tail of A-Main) 1. 53-Wilson (2); 2. 24C-Carroll (3); 3. 7M-Morton (6); 4. 75K-Hagar (8); 5. 90-Kreisel (5); 6. 22-Stephenson (4); 7. 65M-Muths (1); 8. 2E-J. Tyre (9); 9. 99E-Elliott (11)-DNF; 10. 9-Goff (7)-DNF; 11. 21C-Desselle (10)-DNF; 12. 42-Johnson (DNS); 13. 70-Palazzolo (DNS); 14. 1R-Powers (DNS) A-Main- 25 laps 1. 5D-Daum (5); 2. 99-Weyant (2); 3. 98-Boyles (9); 4. 11R-Burks (11); 5. 8D-Babb (6); 6. 8K-Leer (3); 7. 16-Nicholson (4); 8. 24L-Himebaugh (1); 9. 24C-Carroll (20); 10. 93-Walton (7); 11. 75X-Chappell (17); 12. 53-Wilson (18); 13. 51-Moore (12); 14. Mellenberdnt (10); 15. 4F-Frewaldt (13); 16. 78-Caho Jr. (19); 17. 9X-Baker (14); 18. 75-Saville (16); 19. 9$-Clark (8); 20. 5$-Smith (15)

September 23, 2016 45 cars

Hinchman Racewear 1st Heat- 8 laps 1. 97-Mellenberdnt (2); 2. 24C-Carroll (3); 3. 21-Kitchen (9); 4. 8D-Babb (4); 5. 22-Stephenson (5); 6. 16-Nicholson (8); 7. 75-Saville (1); 8. 70-Palazzolo (6); 9. 2E-J. Tyre (7) Wilwood Disc Brakes Second Heat- 8 laps 1. 77-Boyles (1); 2. 24L-Himebaugh (4); 3. 65-Parkinson (5); 4. 11R-Burks (9); 5. 53-Wilson (3); 6. 7M-Morton (7); 7. 9-Goff (6); 8. 1T-Shoemaker (2); 9. 21C-Desselle (8) Bell Helmets Third Heat- 8 laps 1. 78-Caho Jr. (6); 2. 75K-Hagar (7); 3. 20-Thomas (1); 4. 51-Moore (9); 5. 77X-Hockett (4); 6. 55-Potter (5); 7. 8-Wingate (8); 8. 11-Tyre (2); 9. 90-Kreisel (3)-DNF Schure Built Suspensions Fourth Heat- 8 laps 1. 9$-Clark (9); 2. 5$-Smith (3); 3. 7JR-JD Black, Grain Valley, MO (8); 4. 82-Ward (1); 5. 27-Thoman (7); 6. 65M-Muths (5); 7. 97X-Cummings (6); 8. 7-Michelle Decker, Guthrie, OK (2)-DNF; 9. 5D-Daum (4)-DNF EMI 5th Heat- 8 laps 1. 99-Weyant (5); 2. 75X-Chappell (2); 3. 93-Walton (4); 4. 9X-Baker (6); 5. 21M-Michael Moore, Grain Valley, MO (3); 6. 4M-Morgan Frewaldt, Garretson, SD (9); 7. 8K-Leer (4); 8. 2-Shoemaker (7); 9. 99E-Elliott (8) B-Main #1- 12 laps (Top 2 to tail of A) 1. 8D-Babb (3); 2. 53-Wilson (6); 3. 90-Kreisel (15); 4. 20-Thomas (1); 5. 55-Potter (7); 6. 77X-Hockett (5); 7. 70-Palazzolo (11); 8. 27-Thoman (2); 9. 8-Wingate (8); 10. 97X-Cummings (9); 11. 1T-Shoemaker (10); 12. 82-Ward (4); 13. 2-Shoemaker (10) B-Main #2- 12 laps (Top 2 to tail of A) 1. 16-Nicholson (3); 2. 93-Walton (1); 3. 7M-Morton (5); 4. 65M-Muths (7); 5. 11-Tyre (11); 6. 2E-Tyre (14); 7. 21M-Moore (6); 8. 75-Saville (10); 9. 8K-Leer (9)-DNF; 10. 4M-Frewaldt (2); 11. 99E-Elliott (12)-DNF; 12. 22-Stephenson (4)-DNF; 13. 9-Goff (8)-DNF A-Main- 25 laps 1. 99-Weyant (2); 2. 75K-Chappell (1); 3. 77-Boyles (11); 4. 9$-Clark (4); 5. 24C-Carroll (12); 6. 78-Caho Jr. (3); 7. 8D-Babb (17); 8. 7JR-Black (5); 9. 24L-Himebaugh (10); 10. 11R-Burks (8); 11. 97-Mellenberdnt (7); 12. 93-Walton (20); 13. 9X-Baker (16); 14. 65-Parkinson (14); 15. 5$-Smith (13); 16. 53-Wilson (19); 17. 16-Nicholson (18); 18. 75X-Chappell (15)-DNF; 19. 51-Moore (9)-DNF; 20. 21-Kitchen (6)-DNF

 

 

Justin Sanders narrowly beats out Ryan Bernal to win a thrilling Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo finale on Friday/ Brad Furr wraps up 2nd title

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – September 23, 2016…Watsonville’s Justin Sanders & Hollister’s Ryan Bernal waged an epic duel on Friday night to help finish off the 2016 Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo season. In the end it was Sanders just sneaking by off the final corner to claim his fifth victory of the year and fourth in a row to conclude the campaign.

After winning the championship in 2015 Sanders came back this year and admittedly fought the car early on, but worked on it and certainly showed the speed late in the season from his title run. Friday’s event could definitely be billed as an instant classic, with he & Bernal going back & forth for the lead on numerous occasions.

“That sure was a fun race tonight with Ryan (Bernal) and I couldn’t be happier to end the season in victory lane,” said the driver of the North County Plastering/ Rodgers Diner No. 17 Sprinter. “We weren’t quite as good tonight and Ryan was really good so he definitely made me work for it. Off that final corner he left just enough room for me to get under him and luckily we were able to get by. I can’t thank my whole team enough for their support. We got into a nice roll late in the season and don’t want to see it end. I’ll be back here October 7 with KWS so we’re looking forward to that.”

Early on in the feature things got off to a slow start with yellows and an extended red flag period, but once the race got into a flow fans were treated to best A-main of the season. Sanders jumped into the lead, but had Bernal keeping pace with him every step of the way. The track had slicked off & widened out very nicely for the feature and made for a slide fest throughout the field. Sanders & Bernal proceeded to play a high-speed chess match, with the lead changing hand on multiple occasions, as they crossed each other over with regularity.

When the race wound down Bernal found himself in the lead looking for his first ever Ocean Speedway Winged Sprint Car win. On July 29 he had come close, only to have Sanders squeak by in traffic late in the race. With the white flag in the air this time around Bernal accepted it as the leader, but going into turn one a lap car slowed him up just enough, allowing Sanders the chance to power underneath to scoop up the top spot. Bernal was able to diamond the exit off turn two however, and drive back underneath to re-take the lead.

As the pair rounded the fourth corner coming to the checkered flag Bernal slid up and Sanders got to his inside, with slight contact taking place, and was able to nip him at the line for the stunning win. The official margin of victory was just 0.086 seconds. Sanders ended up claiming five of the 12 races held this season with the Ocean Sprints, after coming off a season in which he scored nine wins.

Bernal’s runner up effort matched his best career Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo finish aboard the Mike Phulps owned Metal Works No. 56 machine. The versatile driver was the youngest Wingless Sprint Car champion at Ocean Speedway when he claimed the title at just 14 years of age. “That was a great race tonight, although I wish we could have come out on top of course. Justin (Sanders) is always tough here so to race like that with him is a testament to my guys. We’re getting better & better with the wing and that gives me a lot of confidence. We’ll get a win here one of these days. We’ve been knocking on the door and getting closer”

Campbell’s Brent Kaeding had a solid run in the feature to come third at the helm of the Al’s Roofing Supply/ High Five Pizza No. 69 Sprinter. The two-time Ocean Sprints champ made some nice moves to slide underneath cars and earn a podium finish. “It was a good run for us tonight so I’m happy to be standing on the front stretch. The guys gave me a really good car all night and I had a great seat to watch Sanders & Bernal in the feature. That was an outstanding race between those two so hopefully the fans enjoyed it, because I know I did. We’ll be back here October 7 with KWS and hope everyone will bring a friend as well.”

Rounding out the top-five was 12th starter Bud Kaeding of Campbell and this year’s Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo champion Brad Furr. It marked the second track title for the Stockton driver, who earned one win this year and used solid consistency to bring home the championship. “We’re really happy to wrap up our second title tonight. I want to give a big thanks to each & every person that helps out on this team and supports us. We love coming over here to Ocean Speedway. It’s one of the best tracks in California and we hope to keep doing this for as long as we can. We’ll head up to Chico next week to try and have some fun at the Fall Nationals.”

The top-10 was completed by Roseville’s Colby Copeland, Coarsegold’s Scott Parker, Corralitos’ Jerry Bonnema, Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson and Hanford’s DJ Netto. Full results will be available at www.racepmg.com

Ryan Bernal won the night’s dash, with Brent Kaeding, Colby Copeland and Justin Sanders claiming the heat races. Brad Furr started off the night by setting his fourth Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time of the year by clocking a blazing fast 11.511 around the quarter-mile.

The Sprint Car season at Ocean Speedway comes to a close on Friday October 7 with the third & final appearance this year by the traveling King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series.

 

 

Persistence Pays Off for Thomas First Career Sprint Series of Oklahoma Victory!

Ardmore, Oklahoma – September 23, 2016 - After attempting several sliders through most of the race, Marcus Thomas finally made one stick in lapped traffic to claim his first career Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver Sprint Car Series feature Friday night at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

Blake Dacus and Thomas started on the front row for the twenty lap feature with Dacus taking the lead as the green flag fell. Robert Vetter, Cody Whitworth, Andy Shouse and Michelle Melton were your top five after the first lap was complete with Dacus holding on to a one car length lead.

Thomas began utilizing sliders through each turns on lap five and each time Dacus would edge out front and complete each lap. The torrid pace up front stayed that way as the leaders began approaching slower cars on lap seven and that’s when Thomas appeared to have taken the lead exiting turn two. But the features first caution fell when Melton spun in the middle of turns three and four, nullifying the pass.

On the restart Dacus again motored ahead with Thomas right there on his rear bumper, once again pulling sliders in each turn – only to come up short.

At the races midway point the top five was Dacus, followed by Thomas, Whitworth, Vetter and Shouse before the next caution would wave on lap eleven for an Alison Slaton spin in turn two. Derek Cottrell spun to bring out the caution on the attempted restart and when race action finally resumed, so did the battle for the lead.

Lap sixteen is when the outcome of the race came into play as the leaders began entering slower cars once again. Using the top of the three-eighths mile oval as he had all race long, Dacus got hung up in lapped traffic just enough entering turns one and two and saw one of Thomas’ sliders finally pay off as he edged in front to take the lead entering down the backstretch.

From there it was all Thomas as he led the final three laps to claim the SSO victory and became the ninth different feature winner in as many races.

Dacus settled with a season-best runner-up finish while Whitworth followed up last Saturday night’s runner-up finish at Longdale Speedway with a third place finish. Current series and IMCA national point leader Shouse came home fourth while Dalton Stevens rounded out the top five.

The three, six lap heat races for the twenty-four car field were won by Dacus, Thomas and Shouse.

The SSO will now load up and head over to Oklahoma Sports Park in Ada on Saturday night for their second and final appearance of the season and the conclusion of their inaugural season.

Sprint Series of Oklahoma

Southern Oklahoma Speedway/Ardmore, Oklahoma

09/23/16

24 Cars

1st heat: 1) Blake Dacus, 2) Michelle Melton, 3) Shayla Waddell, 4) Robert Vetter, 5) Sheldon Barksdale, 6) Gary Kelley, 7) Loyd Clevenger, 8) Blake Scott

2nd heat: 1) Marcus Thomas, 2) Dalton Stevens, 3) Joe Wood, Jr., 4) Chris Kelly, 5) Gary Owens, 6) Justin Fisk, 7) Reagan Reed, 8) Matt Etzellmiller

3rd heat; 1) Andy Shouse, 2) Mike Scott, 3) Cody Whitworth, 4) Derek Cottrell, 5) Brandon Jennings, 6) Jerry Jumper, 7) Alison Slaton, 8) Chad Wilson

A Feature: 1) (2) Marcus Thomas, 2) (1) Blake Dacus, 3) (6) Cody Whitworth, 4) (5) Andy Shouse, 5) (7) Dalton Stevens, 6) (10) Sheldon Barksdale, 7) (24) Chad Wilson, 8) (8) Joe Wood, Jr., 9) (12) Gary Owens, 10) (16) Reagan Reed, 11) (4) Michelle Melton, 12) (19) Justin Fisk, 13) (17) Gary Kelley, 14) (9) Michael Scott, 15) (11) Shayla Waddell, 16) (21) Alison Slaton, 17) (18) Jerry Jumper, 18) (14) Derek Cottrell, 19) (3) Robert Vetter, 20) (20) Loyd Clevenger, 21) (22) Blake Scott, 22) (13) Chris Kelly, 23) (15) Brandon Jennings, 24) (23) Matt Etzlemiller

Lap leaders: Dacus 1-17; Thomas 18-20

 

 

Chuck Hebing wins a thriller Outlaw Fall Nationals

(Dundee, NY) Local driver and sprint car great, Chuck Hebing showed he still has it as the Ontario, New York driver passes Josh Weller on the final lap to win the inaugural Outlaw Fall Nationals to score his first 360 Sprint car win at Outlaw Speedway since 2012.

Central Pennsylvania driver, Mark Smith brought the 25 car field to the green flag lining up alongside URC competitor Josh Weller. Smith would take the early lead but the lap would not count because of a right rear flat on the No. 10c of Jeff Cook. The field would reset and Weller would grab the lead on the outside and lead the way in the opening laps.

Smith would be running in second before overcooking turn four on lap six and falling back several positions outside the top ten. This put Chuck Hebing into the runner up spot followed by Dylan Westbrook, Kyle Drum, and Shawn Donath.

The next caution flew on lap four when Tommy Wickham and Mike Koehler would get together on the front stretch slowing the field down.

A double file restart would put Hebing on the outside of Weller allowing him to the lead which put Weller back to the runner up spot racing with Westbrook and Donath in the top five at the time. Also making their way through the pack was Paulie Colagiovanni, Davie Franek and Jared Zimbardi as they would be battling for a top five run in the second half of the race.

However, on lap 15, lap traffic would slowly play a factor in this one where Weller would take that to his advantage by passing Hebing again on lap 16 to reclaim the top spot.

Hebing would fall back as far as fourth while Dylan Westbrook and Jared Zimbardi would begin to show their noses in the final ten laps.

Then on lap 27, Westbrook would pull alongside Weller for the race lead as the two exited corners one and two with lap traffic also in the mix. This allowed ‘The Cobra’ to go back on the outside two laps later, taking back the race lead, and sealing the victory over Weller and Westbrook who completed the podium, respectively.

Jared Zimbardi would come home in a close fourth followed by Davie Franek shortly after. Mark Smith fell back as far as 11th but would come back and settle for a solid sixth place finish. Shawn Donath who had started 11th would remain in the top ten all night and finish seventh for the No. 53. Joe Trenca would win his heat, start eighth and finish eighth, as Justin Barger would start 19th and pass nine cars to crack himself in the top 10. Kyle Drum got to as high as fourth but fell back in the second half of the night and finish 9th.

The Patriot Sprint Tour returns to the Fonda Speedway today (September 24), paying $3,073 in honor of Kramer Williamson. Racing is set to start 7:00 p.m. For more information, please be too sure to Like ‘Patriot Sprint Tour’ on facebook as well as following @PatriotSprints on twitter and Instagram. You can also log onto patriotsprinttour.com.

Outlaw Fall Nationals Quick Results

September 23

A Main: CHUCK HEBING, Josh Weller, Dylan Westbrook, Jared Zimbardi, Davie Franek, Mark Smith, Shawn Donath, Joe Trenca, Kyle Drum, Justin Barger, Jonathan Preston, Steve Collins, Glenn Styres, Steve Glover, Parker Evans, Jason Barney, Darryl Ruggles, Matt Tanner, Chad Miller, Pete Richardson, Dave Just, Paulie Colagiovanni, Jeff Cook, Tommy Wickham, Mike Kohler

Heat 1: Dylan Westbrook, Jared Zimbardi, Jonathan Preston, Davie Franek, Parker Evans, Jason Barney, Paul Habeck, Derrick Juliano

Heat 2: Joe Trenca, Glenn Styres, Kyle Drum, Matt Tanner, Justin Barger, Steve Collins, Sammy Reakes, Pete Richardson

Heat 3: Mark Smith, Dave Just, Paulie Colagiovanni, Steve Glover, Darryl Ruggles, Dan Kuhn, Mike Koller, Coleman Gullick (DNS)

Heat 4: Josh Weller, Shawn Donath, Chuck Hebing, Chuck Miller, Jeff Cook, Tommy Wickham, Josh Azzi

Pole Dash: Mark Smith, Josh Weller, Dylan Westbrook, Chuck Hebing, Paulie Colagiovanni, Davie Franek, Kyle Drum, Joe Trenca

ESE Dash: Glenn Styres, Jared Zimbardi, Shawn Donath, Dave Just, Chad Miller, Jonathan Preston

B Main: Jason Barney, Steve Collins, Tommy Wickham, Mike Koeler, Sammy Reakes, Pete Richardson, Josh Azzi, Derrick Juliano, Paul Habeck (DNF), Dan Kuhn (DNS), Coleman Gullick (DNS)

 

 

Gabany and Kekich Home Again in Mercer Raceway Park's Victory Lane; Kekich, Reuser, Haylett, Frankenberry, Marcucci, and Jones Also Prevail

(Mercer, PA September 23, 2016): Mercer's Eric Gabany celebrated a homecoming of sorts, winning the opening night for the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds in the 17th Annual Little Guys Nationals. Another former track regular, Andy Buckley, seized upon the opportunity presented on lap ten when the leader pounded the wall in turn one, and went on to win the main for the Penn Ohio Pro Stock Series and Precise Racing Products Open Stock Cars.

Also taking wins were Adam Kekich (Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors), Todd Reuser (270 Micro Sprints), Ed Haylett (Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks), Tyler Frankenberry (2 Barrel E-Mods), Mark Marcucci (Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites), Roman Jones (Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints).

Gabany, who swapped out his 358 powerplant for a big block midway through the year, was glad that he kept the trusty engine. "The big block didn't last very long. That small block, man, I'll tell you, it keeps going, and it's great when you win."

Kyle Fink grabbed the early lead in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modified feature event. He was challenged by Gabany, Lonny Riggs, and J.R. McGinley. Fink led the way through lap ten. However, a caution allowed Gabany to line up beside him for the restart. Gabany had the preferred inside line, and he shot out to the lead, pulling Riggs into second.

Two laps later, another restart put Riggs on the front row, and this time, Gabany switched to the outside. It was almost his undoing.

"The restarts were a little tricky, but I managed to pull through," Gabany said. "I tried the outside for that restart and the flagman wouldn't let me start the race, so I had to go back down on the inside, which was smart becasue there was a lot more grip down there than on the outside anyway." Riggs got away first, and he began pulling away. But as the laps counted down, Gabany rallied. He was able to make a power move coming though turn four to take the lead from Riggs on lap 23.

Soon after Gabany regained the lead, a rash of yellow fever took over, but he was able to maintain control. Having learned his lesson, Gabany stayed low for the final restarts in the race. Riggs was not so fortunate, though. The restarts did not suit him, and he was shuffled out of contention for the win. Kyle Fink grabbed second in the process, with Jimmy Holden quietly getting third. McGinley had the fourth spot. Fifth went to Kevin Hoffman.

New York invader Steve Schumacher was the last man to pass Riggs. Next came Jeff Schaffer, Sr., Sid Unverzagt, Jr., and Frank Guidace.

The winners of the twin semi-features were Fink and Richard Whitney. Randy Wyant and Chris Schneider led the opening lap of the Penn Ohio Pro Stock Series feature, with Andy Buckley and Mike Clark hanging tough. Scneider worked his way past Wyant on lap three and started to pull away from the field.

Scneider had things well in hand until lap ten. He entered turn one a little higher than normal, and soon he was hard into the wall. The damage was too severe for Schneider to continue.

"Chris was running a pretty dangerous line, as you could see. That cushion was really bad, you had to hit it perfectly every lap or you were going to hit the wall," Buckley said. "I just figured that I'd let him run up there and see what he did, and he made a mistake, and hit the wall. I figured from then on, I was going to the bottom and protect that becasue the middle was just black and polished." Buckley inherited the lead, but he had to contend with persistent challenges from Wyant the rest of the way. Wyant worked high and low, but Buckley was able to keep him at bay.

Wyant made one last desperate charge on the inside of turn four on the final lap. He was unable to hold his line and the car spun, almost collecting the third place racer of Rusty Moore. Moore managed to sneak around Wyant to cross in second.

Brent Johnson was third, with track champion William Hurrelbrink in fourth. Rusty Martz was fifth. A few laps before the end of the fray, those three drivers were fighting with Moore for the third spot, but Moore was able to separate himself from them in the waning laps.

Sixth went to Brian Rhed, followed by Bob Schwartzmiller, Mike Clark, Jason Fosnaught, and Andy Thompson.

Heat winners for the 44 car field were Schneider, Clark, Bob McCann, and Johnson. The B Main victories belonged to Curtis J. Bish and Terry Wheeler.

In the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors, Adam Kekich registered the win, and the significance of the accomplishment was not lost on him. You see, Kekich was driving the McMillin number five, one of the most storied cars in the annals of Western PA Sprint Car racing. Kekich fondly recalled Ted Wise, who drove that mount many years ago. "It's an honor to bring home a win for them at a historical place like this," he added.

C.J. Jones jumped ahead at the start, with Kekich biding his time in second. Jeremy Kornbau and Gregg McCandless were also in the mix. The race was stopped on lap five when Mike Miller rolled slowly after colliding with Greg Dobrosky, who spun in turn two. Jones held the lead for four more laps before he slid out of the groove in turn three. That opened the door for Kekich, who went by and led the remainder of the race.

"I knew if I kept C.J. in check, I was going to have a shot at him in traffic. But he just bobbled there, and we took advantage of the opportunity we had to get by."

Andy Priest took the second spot from Jones near the midpoint of the race, and he followed Kekich to the checkers. Jones held on for third. Jeremy Kornbau turned in a strong performance getting fourth. Gregg McCandless ran in the top five the whole distance. Jacob Gomola came through the field to take sixth. Seventh was Ken Rossey, with Tyler Denochick, Dan Bennett, and Andrew Naugle rounding out the top ten.

The twin Semi-features went to Jones and Denochick.

The final feature of the night was for teh 270 Micros. C.J. Davis had the early lead, but it dod not take long for Todd Reuser to get to the front. He climbed from fifth to second in just one lap. Soon, he was hounding Davis. Once he got past, Reuser pulled away to an easy victory.

Getting second was Ryan Fredericks. Brandon Fredericks followed him across the finish line. Next came David Hawkins and Denny Rineheimer. Positions six through ten went to Brian Borawiec, Jr., Brandon Hawkins, Tom Sigler, Davis, and Lee Lehnerd.

Borawiec and Sigler paced the semi-features.

Ed Haylett scored the biggest win of his career in the Mini Stocks presented by Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles. He drove around the outside of Kenny Lawson in turns one and two on lap eleven. Interestingly, Haylett was in a car that he borrowed from point champion Tyler Fulton.

Lawson held on for second. Late arrival Shane Shook was third, after starting shotgun on the field. Isaac Paden beat Mike Porterfield to the line for fifth. Chris Knight, Tyler Young, Ed Roberts, Rick Feely, and William Haylett completed the top ten.

Butch Lambert paced the 2 Barrel E Mod feature for the fist five laps before Tyer Frankenberry took command one lap after the first caution was displayed. Frankenberry led to the checkers followed by Lambert. Alan Dellinger came from tenth to take third. Zach Myers and Brad Blackshear were fourth and fifth. Todd Canter, Cameron Nastasi, Ray Gregory, Tommy Davis, and James Myers completed the top ten.

In the Rock Concrete Modified Lites, Mark Marcucci came from eighth on the grid to take the lead away from Keith Smith on lap four. Marcucci, who was the evening's fastest qualifier, led the rest of the way. Meanwhile, Smith battled with teammate Alan Dellinger for the runner-up spot. Dellinger claimed it for good on lap five, but Smith was constantly in his shadow. Fourth went to Zak Kimbrew, and fifth to Mitch Ward. Point champ Doug Jones was sixth, followed by Vivian Jones, Rod Jones, Chris Robinson, and Dusty Frantz.

The Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints were the first feature of the 17th Annual Little Guys Nationals. Roman Jones, the divisional champion, snagged the lead on lap number one, and he held control to the finish. Ayden Cipriano chased him home. Jordan Simmons was third, followed by Sammy Darby, Tyler Allison, and Tyler Schiegel.

The season will conclude Saturday with the second haldf of the 17th Annual Little Guys Nationals. Gates will open at 1 with racing starting at 3 p.m.

Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds: Eric Gabany, Kyle Fink, Jimmy Holden, J.R. McGinley, Kevin Hoffman, Steve Schumacher was the last man to pass Riggs. Next came Jeff Schaffer, Sr., Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Frank Guidace, Jason Sines, Richard Whitney, Kevin Green, John Smith, Matt Reeher, Clyde Gumpp, Ryan Kemery, Jerry Bowser, Tommy Kristyak, Kyle Holden. DNQ: Josh Deems, Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Travis Walsh.

Penn Ohio Pro Stock Series/Precise Racing Products Open Stocks: Andy Buckley, Rusty Moore, Brent Johnson, William Hurrelbrink, Rusty Martz, Brian Rhed, Bob Schwartzmiller, Mike Clark, Jason Fosnaught, Andy Thompson, Bobby Whitling, Rob Shook, Curtis J. Bish, Gary Luzier, Pat Fielding, Randy Wyant, Russ Byler, Curt Bish, Jr., Chris Schneider, Paul Davis, Jacob Billyk, Mike Miller, Bob McCann, Tim Bish, Terry Wheeler, Rod Laskey. DNQ: Butch Lambert, Bill Phillips, Ryan Newman, Steve Allison, Tony Spaghetti, Jackson Humanik, Joey Zambotti, Joe Stajnrajh, Raymond Reynolds, Hunter Exley, Bob Sloss, Bobby Heim, Jake Simmons, Jesse Brock, Drew Koteles, William Best, Nick Kocuba, Todd Weldon.

Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors: Adam Kekich, Andy Priest, C.J. Jones, Jeremy Kornbau, Gregg McCandless, Jacob Gomola, Ken Rossey, Tyler Denochick, Dan Bennett, Andrew Naugle, Greg Dobrosky, Mike Miller, George Englert.

270 Micros: Todd Reuser, Ryan Fredericks, Brandon Fredericks, David Hawkins, Denny Rineheimer, Brian Borawiec, Jr., Brandon Hawkins, Tom Sigler, Davis, Lee Lehnerd, Mike Kerr, Austin Pasqualla, Levi Truitt, Al Caroto, Scott Hawkins, Brett Brunkenhoefer, Tom Mall, Chase Metheney, Wes Libert, Brian Forester. DNQ: Steve Haefke, Jr., Tim Eakin, Markus Miller, Johnny Walker, Dustin Young, Ed Holben, Sterling Theiss.

Eperthener's Auto Wrecking/Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks: Ed Haylett, Kenny Lawson, Shane Shook, Isaac Paden, Mike Porterfield, Chris Knight, Tyler Young, Ed Roberts, Rick Feely, William Haylett, Jr. Shaner, John McCracken, Karlee Longwell, Darrell Lawson, Joe Lawson, Bill Fuchs, Tyler Fulton, Will Aley, Jason Callender, Josh Rathbun.

2 Barrel E-Mods: Tyler Frankenberry, Butch Lambert, Alan Dellinger, Zach Myers, Brad Blackshear, Todd Canter, Cameron Nastasi, Ray Gregory, Tommy Davis, James Myers, Brian Toto, Gary Davis (DNS).

Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites: Mark Marcucci, Alan Dellinger, Keith Smith, Zak Kimbrew, Mitch Ward, Doug Jones, Vivian Jones, Rod Jones, Chris Robinson, Dusty Frantz, Matt Ward, Shane Pfeuffer, Mike Heverly, Mark Beveridge.

Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints: Roman Jones, Ayden Cipriano, Jordan Simmons, Sammy Darby, Tyler Allison, Tyler Schiegel.

 

 

Solwold Superb In STSS Win

9/23/16

Yakima, WA - The crowd at Central Washington State Fair Raceway was treated to a fantastic Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series main event with Jason Solwold emerging victorious at the end of 30 exciting laps. Joining him in victory lane was Bricen James with the Washington Modified Tour.

Against the backdrop of the opening day of the Central Washington State Fair, the Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series main event saw JJ Hickle shoot out to the initial lead with Jason Solwold working his way forward from fourth into contention for the lead. Solwold followed Hickle for two laps before making his move to take the lead on lap 12. Hickle would not yield easily though, using the inside of turn one and two to pull back even with Jason and re took the lead on lap 12. Solwold reasserted himself, coming back hard after JJ as the two diced in and amongst slower traffic. Jason retook the lead on lap 17, and using a deft move to split two slower cars, put some needed distance between himself and JJ. A caution on lap 24 bunched the field one final time, but Solwold rose to the challenge and led the rest of the way to take the win. Hickle was second and Colton Heath took third.

Bricen James made things look easy in the 25 lap Washington Modified Tour feature. Despite being challenged by multiple drivers over the course of the feature, James continually drove away from the field and led every lap to win his first Washington Modified Tour main. Chris Beaulieu was second with Lawrence O’Connor taking third.

 

 

Chuck Hebing wins a thriller Outlaw Fall Nationals

Outlaw Fall Nationals Quick Results

September 23

A Main: CHUCK HEBING, Josh Weller, Dylan Westbrook, Jared Zimbardi, Davie Franek, Mark Smith, Shawn Donath, Joe Trenca, Justin Barger, Jonathan Preston, Steve Collins, Glenn Styres, Steve Glover, Parker Evans, Jason Barney, Darryl Ruggles, Matt Tanner, Chad Miller, Pete Richardson, Dave Just, Paulie Colagiovanni, Jeff Cook, Kyle Drum, Tommy Wickham, Mike Kohler

Heat 1: Dylan Westbrook, Jared Zimbardi, Jonathan Preston, Davie Franek, Parker Evans, Jason Barney, Paul Habeck, Derrick Juliano

Heat 2: Joe Trenca, Glenn Styres, Kyle Drum, Matt Tanner, Justin Barger, Steve Collins, Sammy Reakes, Pete Richardson

Heat 3: Mark Smith, Dave Just, Paulie Colagiovanni, Steve Glover, Darryl Ruggles, Dan Kuhn, Mike Koller, Coleman Gullick (DNS)

Heat 4: Josh Weller, Shawn Donath, Chuck Hebing, Chuck Miller, Jeff Cook, Tommy Wickham, Josh Azzi

Pole Dash: Mark Smith, Josh Weller, Dylan Westbrook, Chuck Hebing, Paulie Colagiovanni, Davie Franek, Kyle Drum, Joe Trenca

ESE Dash: Glenn Styres, Jared Zimbardi, Shawn Donath, Dave Just, Chad Miller, Jonathan Preston

B Main: Jason Barney, Steve Collins, Tommy Wickham, Mike Koeler, Sammy Reakes, Pete Richardson, Josh Azzi, Derrick Juliano, Paul Habeck (DNF), Dan Kuhn (DNS), Coleman Gullick (DNS)

 

 

Herrera, Daum prevail as Hockett/McMillin Memorial opens at Lucas Oil Speedway

Wheatland, Missouri (September 23, 2016) - Johnny Herrera made a late-race pass and held off veteran Sammy Swindell to prevail in the main event on Night One of the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Herrera, of Albuquerque, N.M., earned $3,000 for his fifth Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour victory of the season as the mega three-night Sprint Car event got underway.

Zach Daum drove to victory in the Boss Chassis Wingless Auto Racing Series feature on a night that 65 ASCS cars and 44 WAR Wingless Sprints checked into the pits.

Johnny Herrera picked up $3,000 for the feature win Thursday night. (CB Race Photos) Swindell, the 60-year-old veteran and three-time World of Outlaws Series champion, led the first 13 laps before Jonathan Cornell took the lead on lap 14 after a restart for the race's fourth caution.

A red flag flew later that lap when Josh Baughman wound up on his top after jumping the cushion out of turn four. He was not injured and, because the red came out before the lap was official, Cornell was scored behind Swindell.

Swindell took advantage and went on to open up the lead on the restart with Cornell slipping to third behind Herrera.

Herrera tightened the margin and was pressuring Swindell when the sixth caution flew on lap 21. He quickly drove around Swindell on the high side to take his first lead of the race on lap 22 - but another red flag when Blake Hahn wound up on his side - halted things with three laps remaining.

But Herrera pulled away after the final restart to earn the victory.

"I had a really good car," Herrera said. "Sammy is tough to beat. To out-run him, it's always great."

Swindell said he had some brake issues late in the race and had to fight to hang on for second. John Carney wound up third, Brad Loyet was fourth and Cornell took fifth.

Zach Daum prevailed in the WAR feature on Thursday night at Lucas Oil Speedway. (CB Race Photos)

A scary situation occurred on lap seven of B-Main 3 when Ray Allen Kulhanek of Danbury, Texas, had his car catch fire going down the back straightaway while leading the race. He spun the car to a stop against the wall near turn four, climbed from the cockpit and rolled, with his driver's suit ablaze, until fire and safety crews arrived.

Daum earns WAR win: Zach Daum grabbed the lead with an outside pass of Korey Weyant coming to the finish of lap 17 and went on to capture the 25-lap WAR feature and $1,000 prize on night one of the Hockett-McMillin Memorial.

Daum, of Pocahontas, Ill., posted his second win in three WAR visits to Lucas Oil Speedway this season. It was hard-earned as he needed several laps, working both inside and outside, before making the pass of Weyant.

"This is as good as any dirt track is for the feature," Daum said. "They did an excellent job on the track and for as many cars as are here ... they did an excellent job on the surface."

Weyant, of Springfield, Ill., held on for second and Clinton Boyles of Greenwood, Mo., charged from ninth to finish third.

Driver in both the ASCS and WAR divisions accumulate points the first two nights that go toward starting spots in Saturday's finale night of action.

Round two Friday: Gates opening at 5, hot laps at 6:45 and racing at 7:30 for Friday's middle night of the Hockett/McMillin Memorial. A reminder that the action is part of the Free Kids Friday initiative at Lucas Oil Speedway this season with all youngsters 11-and-under admitted free. Kids 5-and-under always are free.

NASCAR legend Bobby Allison will be on hand as part of the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety's 2016 Designated Drivers Are Legendary campaign, showcasing the importance of sober driving in communities around Missouri.

Allison - inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2011 and a winner of 84 Cup races including three Daytona 500s - will sign autographs and post for pictures from 6:45-7:15 p.m. Ticket prices:

Adults (16 and up) $20 Seniors (62 and up)/Military $17 Free kids Friday (11-and-under) Family Pass $40 Pit Pass $35

Saturday, September 24, 2016 (Gates open at 4 p.m., hot laps at 5:45 and racing at 6:30) Adults (16 and up) $25 Seniors (62 and up)/Military $22 Youth (6 - 15) $10 Kids (5 and under) FREE Family Pass $50 Pit Pass $40

Action will be filmed for broadcast on MAVTV and will be shown live on LucasOilRacing.tv. Live coverage can also be found at racinboys.com.

6th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial Thursday, Sept. 22 results LUCAS OIL ASCS WINGED SPRINTS Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 9JR-Derek Hagar[2]; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera[4]; 3. 10C-Jeremy Campbell[6]; 4. 2L-Logan Forler[5]; 5. 5J-Jamie Ball[3]; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel[9]; 7. 71C-Stacey Alexander[1]; 8. 85-Forrest Sutherland[8]; 9. 5D-Zach Daum[7] Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 81A-Chris Morgan[2]; 2. 3S-Sammy Swindell[5]; 3. 17-Josh Baughman[3]; 4. 23-Seth Bergman[1]; 5. 81W-Danny Wood[6]; 6. 95-Matt Covington[7]; 7. 84-Brandon Hanks[8]; 8. 101-Chuck McGillivray[4] Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 92J-J.R. Topper[1]; 2. 82-Thomas Kennedy[7]; 3. 76-Jay Russell[3]; 4. 72-Ray Seeman[4]; 5. 50Z-Zach Chappell[8]; 6. 75-Tyler Blank[6]; 7. 75E-Broc Elliott[2]; 8. (DNF) 20K-Kevin Ulmer[5] Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 86-Tony Bruce Jr[1]; 2. 28-Jonathan Cornell[8]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn[7]; 4. 21K-Kevin Hinkle[2]; 5. 4-Evan Martin[6]; 6. 20G-Jake Greider[3]; 7. 9M-Ryan Leavitt[5]; 8. (DNF) 14K-Kyle Bellm[4] Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 11X-John Carney II[2]; 2. 42-Andy McElhannon[1]; 3. 8Z-Zach Pringle[3]; 4. 17W-Harli White[8]; 5. 53-Jack Dover[7]; 6. 33-Austin Alumbaugh[6]; 7. 8M-Kade Morton[5]; 8. 49B-Ben Brown[4] Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson[2]; 2. 21-Brian Brown[4]; 3. 23B-Brian Bell[1]; 4. 93-Taylor Walton[5]; 5. 48-Miles Paulus[3]; 6. 44X-Jared Sewell[7]; 7. (DNF) 11M-Jason McDougal[6]; 8. (DNF) 7M-Chance Morton[8] Heat 7 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[2]; 2. 38-Cody Baker[1]; 3. 05-Brad Loyet[8]; 4. 44-Chris Martin[6]; 5. 26M-Fred Mattox[4]; 6. 87F-Sean McClelland[7]; 7. 27-Danny Thoman[5]; 8. (DNF) 21B-Brandon Hinkle[3] Heat 8 (8 Laps): 1. 34-Corey Nelson[2]; 2. 14-Randy Martin[3]; 3. 17G-Ray Allen Kulhanek[8]; 4. 77X-Alex Hill[6]; 5. 3-Nate VanHaaften[7]; 6. 7H-Brian Gramm[1]; 7. 24C-Lanny Carpenter[4]; 8. (DNF) 3Z-Zach Davis[5] Hoosier Tire Qualifiers (Top 16 in combined passing points advance to the A-Feature) Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera[2]; 2. 9JR-Derek Hagar[4]; 3. 2C-Wayne Johnson[3]; 4. 28-Jonathan Cornell[6]; 5. 17-Josh Baughman[9]; 6. 2L-Logan Forler[10]; 7. 44-Chris Martin[8]; 8. 17G-Ray Allen Kulhanek[5]; 9. 14-Randy Martin[7]; 10. 92J-J.R. Topper[1] Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 21-Brian Brown[2]; 2. 3S-Sammy Swindell[5]; 3. 86-Tony Bruce Jr[1]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[3]; 5. 82-Thomas Kennedy[6]; 6. 93-Taylor Walton[10]; 7. 76-Jay Russell[9]; 8. 42-Andy McElhannon[7]; 9. 77X-Alex Hill[8]; 10. (DNF) 81A-Chris Morgan[4] Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 17W-Harli White[1]; 2. 11X-John Carney II[4]; 3. 34-Corey Nelson[3]; 4. 05-Brad Loyet[6]; 5. 52-Blake Hahn[5]; 6. 8Z-Zach Pringle[9]; 7. 50Z-Zach Chappell[8]; 8. (DNF) 10C-Jeremy Campbell[2]; 9. (DNF) 38-Cody Baker[7]; 10. (DNF) 23B-Brian Bell[10] B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 93-Taylor Walton[1]; 2. 76-Jay Russell[2]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman[6]; 4. 10C-Jeremy Campbell[3]; 5. 5D-Zach Daum[15]; 6. 84-Brandon Hanks[9]; 7. 14K-Kyle Bellm[14]; 8. 7M-Chance Morton[12]; 9. 48-Miles Paulus[8]; 10. 3-Nate VanHaaften[4]; 11. 11M-Jason McDougal[10]; 12. 27-Danny Thoman[11]; 13. (DNF) 20K-Kevin Ulmer[13]; 14. (DNF) 92J-J.R. Topper[5]; 15. (DNF) 44X-Jared Sewell[7]; (DNS) 81A-Chris Morgan; (DNS) 81W-Danny Wood. B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 44-Chris Martin[2]; 2. 95-Matt Covington[6]; 3. 8Z-Zach Pringle[1]; 4. 42-Andy McElhannon[3]; 5. 75-Tyler Blank[8]; 6. 4-Evan Martin[5]; 7. 24C-Lanny Carpenter[10]; 8. 20G-Jake Greider[9]; 9. 49B-Ben Brown[13]; 10. 75E-Broc Elliott[11]; 11. (DNF) 87F-Sean McClelland[7]; 12. (DNF) 3Z-Zach Davis[12]; 13. (DNF) 87-Aaron Reutzel[4]; (DNS) 38-Cody Baker; (DNS) 23B-Brian Bell; (DNS) 9M-Ryan Leavitt. B Feature 3 (12 Laps): 1. 53-Jack Dover[5]; 2. 5J-Jamie Ball[9]; 3. 14-Randy Martin[3]; 4. 77X-Alex Hill[4]; 5. 8M-Kade Morton[12]; 6. 33-Austin Alumbaugh[10]; 7. 72-Ray Seeman[6]; 8. 71C-Stacey Alexander[14]; 9. 85-Forrest Sutherland[13]; 10. 50Z-Zach Chappell[2]; 11. 26M-Fred Mattox[8]; 12. 21B-Brandon Hinkle[16]; 13. 7H-Brian Gramm[11]; 14. 101-Chuck McGillivray[15]; 15. 21K-Kevin Hinkle[7]; 16. (DNF) 17G-Ray Allen Kulhanek[1]. Protect the Harvest A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera[3]; 2. 3S-Sammy Swindell[1]; 3. 11X-John Carney II[5]; 4. 05-Brad Loyet[7]; 5. 28-Jonathan Cornell[2]; 6. 2C-Wayne Johnson[10]; 7. 21-Brian Brown[4]; 8. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[13]; 9. 23-Seth Bergman[23]; 10. 95-Matt Covington[21]; 11. 53-Jack Dover[19]; 12. 86-Tony Bruce Jr[12]; 13. 44-Chris Martin[18]; 14. 82-Thomas Kennedy[9]; 15. 17W-Harli White[8]; 16. 5J-Jamie Ball[22]; 17. 76-Jay Russell[20]; 18. 34-Corey Nelson[11]; 19. (DNF) 52-Blake Hahn[15]; 20. (DNF) 2L-Logan Forler[16]; 21. (DNF) 17-Josh Baughman[14]; 22. (DNF) 93-Taylor Walton[17]; 23. (DNF) 87-Aaron Reutzel[24]; 24. (DNF) 9JR-Derek Hagar[6]; 25. (DNF) 4-Evan Martin[25] Lap Leaders: Sammy Swindell 1-21; Johnny Herrera 22-25 FSR High Point Driver: Sammy Swindell Hard Charger: Seth Bergman +14

BOSS CHASSIS WAR SPRINTS Heat 1 - 1, Zach Daum. 2, Chad Frewaldt. 3, Anthony Nicholson. 4, Vincent Ward. 5, Glen Saville. 6, Kevin Cummings. 7, Michael Tyre. 8, Bailey Elliott. 9, Peter Palazzolo. Heat 2 - 1, Kyle Clark. 2, Wyatt Burks. 3, Trevor Muths. 4, Craig Carroll. 5, Rob Caho Jr. 6, Rob Hockett. 7, Derek Hagar. 8, Kenny Potter. 9, Ryan Kitchen. Heat 3 - 1, Terry Babb. 2, Casey Baker. 3, Mitchell Moore. 4, Chris Parkinson. 5, Zach Chappell. 6, Chad Goff. 7, Joshua Tyre. 8, Chris Desselle. 9, Danny Thomas. Heat 4 - 1, Clinton Boyles. 2, Steve Thomas. 3, Ned Powers. 4, Tyler Shoemaker. 5, David Stephenson. 6, Taylor Walton. 7, Layne Himebaugh. 8, Jeff Wingate. 9, Brett Wilson. Heat 5 - 1. 97-Bret Mellenberndt[1]; 2. 99-Korey Weyant[5]; 3. 8K-Katlynn Leer[8]; 4. 5$-Danny Smith[6]; 5. 90-Riley Kreisel[4]; 6. 7M-Chance Morton[7]; 7. 2-Bill Shoemaker[3]; 8. 42-Warren Johnson[2] B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 75X-Zach Chappell[2]; 2. 78-Rob Caho Jr[1]; 3. 65-Chris Parkinson[4]; 4. 77-Rob Hockett[6]; 5. 55-Kenny Potter[9]; 6. 8-Jeff Wingate[5]; 7. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker[12]; 8. 11-Michael Tyre II[8]; 9. 20-Steve Thomas[11]; 10. 97X-Kevin Cummings[7]; 11. 2-Bill Shoemaker[10]; 12. 82-Vincent (Vinny) Ward[3]; 13. 21-Ryan Kitchen[14]; 14. 27-Danny Thoman[13] B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 53-Brett Wilson[2]; 2. 24C-Craig Carroll[3]; 3. 7M-Chance Morton[6]; 4. 75K-Derek Hagar[8]; 5. 90-Riley Kreisel[5]; 6. 22-David Stephenson[4]; 7. 65M-Trevor (T.J.) Muths[1]; 8. 2E-Joshua Tyre[9]; 9. 99E-Bailey Elliott[11]; 10. 9-Chad Goff[7]; 11. 21C-Chris Desselle[10]; 12. 42-Warren Johnson[13]; 13. 70-Peter Palazzolo[14]; 14. 1R-Ned Powers[12]. A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 5D-Zach Daum[5]; 2. 99-Korey Weyant[2]; 3. 98-Clinton Boyles[9]; 4. 11R-Wyatt Burks[11]; 5. 8D-Terry Babb[6]; 6. 8K-Katlynn Leer[3]; 7. 16-Anthony Nicholson[4]; 8. 24L-Layne Himebaugh[1]; 9. 24C-Craig Carroll[20]; 10. 93-Taylor Walton[7]; 11. 75X-Zach Chappell[17]; 12. 53-Brett Wilson[18]; 13. 51-Mitchell Moore[12]; 14. 97-Bret Mellenberndt[10]; 15. 4F-Chad Frewaldt[13]; 16. 78-Rob Caho Jr[19]; 17. 9X-Casey Baker[14]; 18. 75-Glen Saville[16]; 19. 9-Kyle Clark[8]; 20. 5-Danny Smith[15]

For complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived stories, ticket info and schedule information for the season, visit lucasoilspeedway.com.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With it's entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.

Click www.LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

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

 

 

Zach Blurton Covers the Field at Colorado Motor Sports Park

The United Rebel Sprint Series rolled into the Colorado Motor Sports Park for a Colorado Region point’s battle Saturday night with nine teams making the pull to Byers. Current point’s leader Austin Mclean went into the event with a slim six point lead over second place Zach Blurton and was looking to add to his lead. But when the night ended it was Zach Blurton who came away with the win.

Todd Plemons led the field to the green flag and grabbed the lead with Justin Medlock, Mark Walinder, Luke Lucero and Zach Blurton rounding out the top five after lap one. Walinder made quick work of Medlock and took the runner up position on lap two. Mark Chisholm worked his way past Luke Lucero on lap three to take over that spot.

Up front Plemons continued to hold the point with the battle for second heated up between Mark Walinder and Zach Blurton. Blurton made his way past the cagey veteran on lap number five and set his sights on the leader. Behind the front duo Walinder was soon joined by fourth running Medlock. Medlock made the pass for the third spot stick on lap eleven.

Plemons continued to hold the lead as Blurton reeled him in finally taking the point on lap twelve for good. The top five spots stayed the same for the next four laps but soon Plemons was being pressured for the runner up spot by Justin Medlock. Medlock made the pass for position as the white flag flew relegating Plemons to the third spot.

When the checkers fell it was Zach Blurton picking up his fifth win of the 2016 URSS Season with Justin Medlock, Todd Plemons, Mark Walinder and Mark Chisholm rounding out the top five. Austin Mclean suffered a broken rear end in his heat race and could not made repairs to start the Feature race.

Just a reminder of a change in the schedule, the next action at CMSP has been moved to Saturday October 8th as the URSS Colorado region will wrap up the 2016 URRS season.

Colorado Motorsports Park, Byers Colorado Results 9/17 Feature 1 Zach Blurton 2 Justin Medlock 3 Todd Plemons 4 Mark Walinder 5 Mark Chisholm 6 Luke Lucero 7 Brandon Tubbs 8 Scott Rhoades DNS 9 Austin McLean DNS

Zach Blurton picked up the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger Award, moving up from 6th for the win.

Heat race winners were Todd Plemons and Zach Blurton

 

 

Seidleman Continues WMRA Winning Ways At Wenatchee And Agassiz

By Ben Deatherage

Agassiz, British Columbia- The Washington Midget Racing Association would return to action after a few weeks off. The series would first visit Washington’s Wenatchee Valley Super Oval on August 27th. After the trip to central Washington, they would head to Agassiz Speedway, in British Columbia, Canada, on September 10th for the Fred Rannard Sr. Midget Classic.

The August 27th event at the Wenatchee Valley Super Oval would see eight cars make the trip. Two drivers, Kevin Koepke and Bobby Dempsey, would make their returns after a few years away and both would driver for car owner Allen Dixon.

Tony Seidelman would capture the lead and dominate the field in the main event. But from second to seventh place would be a tight pack of cars for much of the race. Seidelman would go on to win the feature to record his fifth win of the year.

Kevin Koepke and Skeeter Flake were second and third while Shawn Breitzman and Sawyer Lind made up the rest of the top five finishers. Fast time of the evening was Tony Seidelman while heat race winners were Seidelman and Breitzman. Sawyer Lind finished on top in the trophy dash.

Nine cars would be in attendance at Agassiz Speedway. The race was run in honor of the late Fred Rannard Sr. Rannard was well known in the Northwest racing community mostly due to his public relations work at Langley Speedway from 1977 to 1979 and at Skagit Speedway from 1980 to 1993. He passed away on September 9, 2015, at the age of ninety-two.

Sawyer Lind was the guy to beat for about the first half of the race. Lind would be passed shortly after a lap fourteen restart. The man to make the move around him was Tony Seidelman. Seidelman would set sail after securing the top spot and picked up his sixth win of the campaign.

Aaron Willison would grab second over third finishing Sawyer Lind. Greg Tourand was fourth and Troy Globe rounded up the top five, in fifth.

Tony Seidelman would break Ben Peter’s old track record of 12.913 seconds and reduced it down to 12.848. Aaron Willison was the winner of the one and only heat while Greg Tourand finished in first in the trophy dash.

The final race for the WMRA will be the Harold Beal Memorial on Saturday, September 24th at Tenino, Washington’s South Sound Speedway. For the latest news and information log on to http://www.wmraracing.wix.com/wmra . Also follow the Washington Midget Racing Association via Facebook by clicking “Like” on their page to follow them on your favorite mobile devices.

Race Summary:

Washington Midget Racing Association Race #5

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

Wenatchee Valley Super Oval

Wenatchee, Washington

A-Main: 1. 84-Tony Seidelman; 2. 44-Kevin Koepke; 3. 81-Skeeter Flake; 4. 4-Shawn Breitzman; 5. 9-Swayer Lind; 6. 11-Troy Globe; 7. 27-Annika Johnson; 8. 51-Bobby Dempsey

Fred Rannard Sr. Midget Classic

Washington Midget Racing Association Race #6

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

Agassiz Speedway

Agassiz, British Columbia

A-Main: 1. 84- Tony Seidelman; 2. 94-Aaron Willison; 3. 9-Sawyer Lind; 4. X-Greg Tourond; 5. 11-Troy Globe 6. 4-Shawn Breitzman; 7. 95-Wayne Goodman; 8. 7-Ron Jones; 9. 51-Bill Beasley

 

 

Bryan Warf Wins Royal Purple NSRA Sprints Finale; Matt Hein Captures 2016 Championship

By Ben Deatherage

Meridian, Idaho- The Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Series would be in action for the final time in 2016 on Saturday, September 17th. It was the second consecutive night of racing for the series at Idaho’s Meridian Speedway. Thirteen cars would still be on hand representing the states of Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Utah as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia.

The main event would see young Tristen Spiers be the dominant driver for much of the race. Spiers, from Adrian, Oregon, was the leader of the first twenty-nine laps before a late-race caution would come out. On the ensuing restart, Spiers would, unfortunately, spin resulting in him going to the back.

Bryan Warf would inherit the lead. Warf, of Meridian and who started the main event in eighth, would stay out in front and led the rest of the race. It was his second win against the Royal Purple NSRA Sprints this season.

Middleton hot shoe Sierra Jackson would finish the feature in second followed by Roseburg, Oregon teenager Kyle Alberding, in third. Unfortunately, Alberding would not pass post-race tech and was disqualified giving the third spot to Colton Nelson, of Meridian, to make it an all Idaho top three.

Earlier in the program Roseburg, Oregon’s Matt Hein set fast time of the night in time trials. Colton Nelson and Sierra Jackson would be victorious in heat race competition while trophy dashes were won by Nelson and Bryan Warf.

Once all the racing had come to a conclusion Matt Hein was declared the 2016 Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Series champion. It marked the fifth time that has won the championship and is his third straight title. He is now tied with Rick Brown for the most Royal Purple NSRA Sprint crowns in the history of the series.

With all of the racing at a close, this season the awards banquet is next on the agenda. Details for the event will be released soon and once they do can be found on the series website. In the meantime, be sure to stay up to speed via the website and Facebook page for the upcoming schedule over the offseason.

Be sure and stay up to date with the Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Series by visiting the series website at www.nsraracing.com. Also, check out the official Facebook page and click “Like” to follow the tour via your favorite electronic devices

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Cranston Takes Win in Exciting SSO/URSS Challenge!

Longdale, Oklahoma – September 17, 2016 - Current Myers Racing Engines United Rebel Sprint Series point leader Luke Cranston worked lapped traffic to his advantage, taking the lead with two laps to go to win an exciting Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver Sprint Car/URSS co-sanctioned event at Longdale Speedway in Longdale, Oklahoma on Saturday night.

SSO regulars Chris Kelly and Cody Whitworth started on the front row for the twenty-five lap feature with Kelly getting the jump and taking the lead as the green flag fell on the twenty-six car field. Whitworth, Brandon Long and Cranston were the top four running order after the first lap with Kelly holding on to a two car length lead.

Whitworth wasted no time making his move, driving underneath Kelly coming out of turn two to take the lead down the backstretch on lap three. He would open a half stretch lead before reaching the slower cars on lap seven while, behind him, Long would pass Kelly for the runner up position.

Lap ten saw fifth starting Cranston get around Kelly for third as he set his sights on Long and the runner-up position.

At the races midway point it was Whitworth, followed by Long, Cranston, sixth starting Andy Shouse and Kelly as Whitworth’s lead dwindled to six car lengths as the leaders continued to enter slower traffic.

Lap sixteen saw Cranston make his move, passing Long for the runner-up position and looking to cut into the leaders ten car length lead. Meanwhile Shouse, who came into the night current SSO and IMCA Racesaver Sprint national point leader, passed long for the third position with five laps to go.

Heavy traffic slowed Whitworth’s pace up front allowing Cranston to move to within striking distance with three laps to go. Lap twenty-four saw Cranston drive down low coming out of turn two and would take the lead heading down the backstretch.

That would be all the Ness City, Kansas driver would need as he went on to claim the ten car length victory, his third on the Myers Racing Engines URSS national tour and first with SSO.

Whitworth settled for a series best second while Shouse came home third. Long crossed the finish line fourth while Ty Williams rounded out the top five. The Keizer Aluminum wheels Hard charger of the feature was veteran Mike Peters. “MP” started seventeenth and came home with a ninth place finish.

The full twenty-five laps went caution free with a time of six minutes and forty-seven seconds.

The three, eight lap heat races for the twenty-six car field were won by Cranston, Jeb Werner and Chad Koch.

Longdale Speedway/Longdale, Oklahoma

09/17/16

26 Cars

Martens Machine Shop 1st Heat: 1) Luke Cranston, 2) Brandon Long, 3) Steven Richardson, 4) Ty Williams, 5) Taylor Velasquez, 6) Joe Wood, Jr., 7) Keefe Hemel, 8) Blake Dacus, 9) Justin Fisk

Messmer Racing 2nd Heat: 1) Jeb Werner, 2) Chris Kelly, 3) Kip Hughes, 4) Tanner Conn, 5) Brian Herbert, 6) Jake Martens, 7) Alison Slaton, 8) Mike Scott, 9) Blake Scott

Randy Pierce 3rd Heat: 1) Chad Koch, 2) Cody Whitworth, 3) Andy Shouse, 4) Shayla Waddell, 5) Tracey Hill, 6) Mike Peters, 7) Loyd Clevenger, 8) Jerry Jumper

A Feature: 1) (5) Luke Cranston, 2) (2) Cody Whitworth, 3) (6) Andy Shouse, 4) (3) Brandon Long, 5) (4) Ty Williams, 6) (8) Chad Koch, 7) (1) Chris Kelly, 8) (15) Jake Martens, 9) (17) Mike Peters, 10) (11) Taylor Velasquez, 11) (7) Jeb Werner, 12) (9) Steven Richardson, 13) (19) Joe Wood, Jr., 14) (14) Brian Herbert, 15) (13) Shayla Waddell, 16) (16) Tracy Hill, 17) (21) Blake Dacus, 18) (10) Kip Hughes, 19) (23) Loyd Clevenger, 20) (18) Keefe Hemel, 21) (20) Alison Slaton, 22) (26) Blake Scott, 23) (25) Justin Fisk, 24) (22) Mike Scott, 25) (12) Tanner Conn, 26) (24) Jerry Jumper

Lap Leaders: Kelly 1-2; Whitworth 3-23; Cranston 24-25

0 Cautions

 

 

Seth Bergman, Kenny Mudd, and Galen Hassler Victorious at Missouri State Fair Speedway!

 

By Sam Stoecklin

MSFS Public Relations

September 18, 2016

 

(Sedalia, Missouri) The sixth of seven planned events at Missouri State Fair for the 2016 race took place over the weekend with three different first-time winners adding their names to the storied list of winners at the ‘Historic Half Mile’ on Champion Oil Race Night.

 

ASCS Warrior Region Sprint Cars headlined the evening with a pair of heat races and a 25-lap, $1,500-to-win main event. Sixteen drivers signed in for the events as Tyler Blank of California, Missouri began the night with the first checkered flag in heat race one. Randy Martin advanced from fifth on the grid to come away second while Wyatt Burks started and finished third. It took Sedalia, Missouri’s Jonathan Cornell very little time to advance from his fourth-starting position to drive to the win in heat race two. Chris Morgan and Seth Bergman crossed the line in second and third behind Cornell.

 

Wyatt Burks drew the pole position and started on row one alongside of Austin Alumbaugh of Higginsville for the main event; however, things got off to a rough start as Ayrton Gennetten of Gravois Mills, Missouri ended up on his roof in multiple-time rollover in turn one. Gennetten was uninjured in the crash as he quickly emerged from the wreckage in just his second-ever start in a 360 sprint car.

 

When racing resumed after the complete restart, Burks led the initial laps of the night’s featured event but it was Cornell who raced his way to the front after the first five laps were in the books, dropping Burks to second.

 

Cornell built up a nearly full straightaway advantage over the furious battle for second between Burks and Bergman and appeared to be well on his way to victory lane. However, it was not meant to be as bad luck struck Warrior Region point’s leader for the second-consecutive time at Missouri State Fair speedway as a reported oil pump failure caused Cornell to retire to the pits.

 

Now, with just five laps remaining, Bergman, who had made his way to second led Burks and Tyler Blank for the restart. As the green flag flew for the final few laps, Bergman, of Snohomish, Washington pulled away for his second-career ASCS Warrior Region victory and first-ever at Missouri State Fair Speedway. Burks held off Blank for second with Blank settling for third. Randy Martin, Evan Martin, Chris Morgan, Matt close, Corey Nelson, Lanny Carpenter, and Danny Thoman completed the top ten.

 

ASCS Warrior Region drivers return to the ‘Historic Half Mile’ for their final event of the year on Saturday, October 1, in a double-headlining bill also featuring MLRA Late Models. Stay tuned to social media for complete details regarding the event.

 

A small but fast group of ULMA Late Model drivers competed in a lone heat race to sort out the night’s $700-to-win main event. Kenny Mudd of Windfield, Missouri advanced from his fourth-starting position to claim the win and earning the most passing points to set himself up on the front row of the main event. Chris Smyser and Tommy Cordray rounded out the top three.

 

When the group returned for their 15-lap main event, Mudd and Cordray paced the field for the drop of the green flag. Mudd quickly asserted himself as the man to beat as Smyser quickly grabbed second behind the leader as Cordray and Aaron Poe raced insider the top five.

 

One caution slowed the field with five laps remaining and when the field resumed racing, Smyser tried to stay with Mudd out front but Mudd continued to blister the half-mile speedplant to keep his Creason Powered, Rocket Chassis comfortably out front.

 

Meanwhile, Smyser and Todd Shute raced hard for the second spot but Shute retired to the pits early in the event leaving Symser to try and stop the furious pace of Mudd. In the end, Mudd was simply too strong as he prevailed over Smyser, Cordray, Poe, Rick Kimberling, Chad Richwine, Bob Cummings, and Todd Schute. For more information on ULMA, visit www.ulmaracing.com.

 

USRA B-Mods took part in the 2016 Missouri State Fair Speedway season for the first time with 12 drivers competing in two heat races and a 12-lap main event. Young Jace Gay of Farber, Missouri held off a crowd—pleasing charge by Galen Hassler of Columbia, Missouri who advanced from sixth to second at the finish.

 

Buddy Thompson of Oak Grove, Missouri reported that he had not raced at the ‘Historic Half Mile’ since 2012; however, it didn’t look like he missed a beat as he drove to the win from fourth on the grid in heat two. Sparta, Missouri veteran race Stephen Muilenburg rounded out the top three.

 

Thompson and Gay headlined row one when USRA B-Mods returned for the main event to close out the night. At the start, both Gay and third-starting Hassler passed Thompson but at the end of lap one, Hassler emerged as the man to beat as he pulled away from his closest pursuers.

 

By lap four, Muilenburg sat in the runner-up position with Gay and Thompson also racing insider the top five. Andrew Page fought his way into the top five but mechanical gremlins struck on lap eight as he was forced to retire from the race.  

 

On this night, Hassler had the field covered and dominated the event for his first-ever appearance in Missouri State Fair Speedway victory lane. Muilenburg came away with a solid runner-up finish with Buddy Thompson finishing out the top three. Jace Gay finished fourth with Adam hall, Chris Brockway, Jacob Groteweil, Blake Davidson, Cody Brill, and Page completed the top ten.

 

For additional information on the ASCS Warrior Region visit http://www.ascsracing.com. Further information regarding ULMA Late Models may be found at www.ulmaracing.com. USRA B-Mod information may be found at www.usraracing.com. Note, mention of driver name does not guarantee race appearance in any division. Find and like Missouri State Fair Speedway online at www.facebook.com/missouristatefairspeedway.

 

Results from Missouri State Fair Speedway, 9-17-16

 

ASCS Warrior Region Main Event Finish


 

Finish

Start

Car

Driver

Hometown


 

1

3

23

Seth Bergman

Snohomish, Wa


 

2

2

11w    Wyatt Burks

Topeka, Ks


 

3

4

75

Tyler Blank

California, Mo


 

4

8

14

Randy Martin

California, Mo


 

5

9

4

Evan Martin

Lohman, Mo


 

6

7

81a

Chris Morgan

Topeka, Ks


 

7

6

5

Matt Close

LaMonte, Mo


 

8

11

34

Corey Nelson

Eugene, Mo


 

9

16

24c

Lanny Carpenter

Clarksburg, Mo


 

10

12

27

Danny Thoman

Higginsville, Mo


 

11

5

28

Jonathan Cornell

Sedalia, Mo

DNF

12

2

33

Austin Alumbaugh

Higginsville, Mo

DNF

13

14

75e

Broc Elliott

California, Mo

DNF

14

10

3

Ayrton Gennetten

Gravois Mills, Mo

DNF

15

15

9m

Mitchell Alexander

Knoxville, Ia

DNF

16

-

5d

Zach Daum

Pocahontas, IL

DNS


 

 

 

 

 

 

ULMA Late Model Main Event Finish


 

 

Finish

Start

Car

Driver

Hometown


 

1

1

O7

Kenny Mudd

Winfield, Mo


 

2

3

25s

Chris Smyser

Lancaster, Mo


 

3

2

5

Tommy Cordray

Browning, Mo


 

4

4

45

Aaron Poe

Warrensburg, Mo


 

5

6

42

Chad Richwine

Pleasant Hill, Mo


 

6

5

1K

Rick Kimberling

Slater, Mo


 

7

7

6

Bob Cummings

Sedalia, Mo


 

8

8

2

Todd Shute

Des Moines, Ia

DNF


 

 

 

 

 

 

USRA B-Mod Main Event Finish


 

 

Finish

Start

Car

Driver

Hometown


 

1

3

25

Galen Hassler

Columbia, Mo


 

2

4

39

Stephen Muilenburg

Sparta, Mo


 

3

1

5

Buddy Thompson

Oak Grove, Mo


 

4

2

29

Jace Gay

Farber, Mo


 

5

6

74

Adam Hall

Columbia, Mo


 

6

7

03b

Chris Bockway

Warrensburg, Mo


 

7

9

96

Jacob Groteweil

Cliffton Hills, Mo


 

8

8

B

Blake Davidson

Mokane, Mo


 

9

10

96b

Cody Brill

Higginsville, Mo


 

10

12

24a

Andrew Page

Columbia, Mo

DNF

11

5

b4

Doug Wetzel

Leeton, Mo

DNF

12

11

33

Tyler Imhoff

Boonville, Mo

DNF

 

 

 

Paul Kinney wins Thrilling Lucas Oil A-Main at Ohsweken

Steve Poirier becomes Seven-Time Champion!

By Dean Reynolds

OHSWEKEN, ON – Paul Kinney over the last few years has been one of the top teams on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) circuit. Since his start in sprint cars he has never finished out of the top five in points. For some reason however, he has been winless since June 30, 2013. All that changed Friday night when he won the final full point event at Ohsweken on Friday night.

The win wasn’t an easy one to take to the books. He swapped the lead several times with both Jordan Poirier and then Shawn Donath before taking the lead back the final time two laps from the end to collect $1,575 for the Mach 1 Chassis A-Main victory which was also a Einstein Construction Group Canada Tour event.

“It feels good to finally get a win. I am not sure why it’s been over two years, we usually have a good car but for some reason we just couldn’t put it all together,” Kinney went on talking about a little stroke of good luck. “But, I will tell you, I wasn’t too disappointed to see Steve (Poirier) pull off there before the start.”

What Paul was referring too was that Steve Poirier was to start on the outside pole. When the field broke out of the four-wide and with the white flag waving he ducked into the pit area. What was found out later that Poirier lost his rear brake caliper, the newly crowned 2016 Lucas Oil ESS Champ decided better safe than sorry.

When the green flag flew it was Jordan Poirier and Kinney battling out up front swapping the lead several times. Kinney finally rook control on lap four and opened up a slight lead. With only one caution in the event, lapped cars also figured into the fray.

“I had fun trading sliders with Jordan, the track was in great shape and you can race all over on it,” Kinney went on. “Then when we were in lapped traffic Shawn got me on the bottom and showed me that lane was a little better.”

When Donath took the lead it looked like he too could end a long winless streak on the tour but the same scenario that hindered Kinney, now was his challenge. “I got by Paul there but we were in the middle of lapped cars. You hope they would move over and open up the racing but that doesn’t always happen,” said Donath.

Coming down for two to go, Kinney slipped by Donath for what was to be the final time. But, that didn’t see the drama end there. The final two corners of the final lap Donath dove into three, got under Kinney and almost made the pass of the year.

“I got real good run on him coming down the backstretch. I got down low in three and I think I could have gotten the pass but there was another lapped car there,” noted Donath. “I had to check up so we will take second, it was a good finish for us.”

Local Dylan Westbrook stayed hot with a fine third place finish and was all smiles afterwards. “Anytime you finish third with ESS you have to be happy,” he went on. “We have just had a good car for the last few months, no matter where we go it works well and was real quick tonight too”.

Jason Barney came from 18th to take fourth with Poirier driving the Pete Richardson owned mount to fifth. Rounding out the top ten were Chad Miller, Jeff Cook who started in 23nd to earn the hard charger bonus, track owner Glenn Styres, Mitch Brown, and Scott Kreutter.

A total of 35 cars were on hand back in August. Only Havard Daniels wasn’t able to make the starting line-up which added Parker Evans to the field.

Mach 1 Chassis A-Main – Paul Kinney ($1,575), Shawn Donath ($1,000), Dylan Westbrook ($900), Jason Barney ($630), Jordan Poirier ($565), Chad Miller ($860), Jeff Cook ($280), Glenn Styres ($520), Mitch Brown ($460), Scott Kreutter ($500), Chris Steele ($510), Ryan Turner ($420), Paulie Colagiovanni ($300), Brandon Kidd ($340), Matt Tanner ($360), John Burbridge ($330), Tim Axton ($275), Dave Axton ($275), Jim Huppunen ($325), Dave Dykstra ($275), Parker Evans ($325), Dain Naida ($75), Tyler Hendricks ($325), Steve Poirier ($300).

Lap Leaders – Kinney (1), J. Poirier (2-3), Kinney (4-18), Donath (19-23), Kinney (24-25).

Club 54 Racing/Car Mate Trailers Heat 1 – R. Turner, Dykstra, Burbridge, H. Daniels, T. Axton

Club 54 Racing/Car Mate Trailers Heat 2 – Westbrook, Donath, Huppunen, Tanner, M. Brown

Club 54 Racing/Car Mate Trailers Heat 3 – Kreutter, J. Poirier, Kinney, Hendricks, Barney

Club 54 Racing/Car Mate Trailers Heat 4 – Styres, Miller, S. Poirier, Steele, Colagiovanni

Ackland Insurance/Cobra Coaches Dash – Steele, Tanner, Hendricks, H. Daniels

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Kidd, D. Axton

Scratched – H. Daniels

Added – Evans

Added Starters – Cook (ESS), Naida (Ohsweken)

Did Not Qualify – Curtis Gartly, Jamie Turner, Matt Billings, Steve Lyons, Chris Durand, Lee Winger, Cole MacDonald, Jake Brown, Jeff Daniels, Cory Turner

Bonuses:

Beard Sewer and Drain Best Time – J. Turner, M Brown, Kinney, S. Poirier - $25

Ackland Insurance/Cobra Coaches Dash – Steele ($125), Tanner ($75), Hendricks ($50), H. Daniels ($50)

Insinger Fuels Hard Charger – Cook (16 pos.) $50

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Kinney $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Kidd ($50)

E&V Energy – Burbridge, J. Huppunen $50

Ohsweken Speedway 21st Anniversary – Evans $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – J. Poirier $35

Club 54 Racing/Car Mate Trailers Heats – R. Turner, Westbrook, Kreutter, Styres $100

911 Restoration – Brown, Steele $25

Lucas Oil ESS 7-12 Challenge – None - $1000 Next Year!!

Hoosier Tires – Miller $200

Vahlco Wheels – Miller $190

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints: Web: www.empiresupersprints.com Twitter: @ESSprints

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OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY QUICK RESULTS: PRICE-MILLER WINS 2016 CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS

Tommy Goudge (Sunday, September 18, 2016) – 65 360 Sprint Cars returned to Ohsweken Speedway on Sunday, September 18 to compete in the 12th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. 30 of those drivers qualified for the 35 lap A-Feature, and Kokomo, Indiana's Parker Price-Miller was the driver standing in Mobil 1 Victory Lane after another thrilling race garnered him a $12,000 payday.

Ryan Dinning was the Ohsweken Speedway Thunder Stock victor, while Mack DeMan and Jon Janssens won Dash For Cash events for the Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, respectively.

QUICK RESULTS: 2016 CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS (Full results and story to come)

360 SPRINT CARS A-FEATURE (35 laps - NT) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 67x Parker Price-Miller (1) 2. 28fm Steve Poirier (3) 3. 1z Jessica Friesen (2) 4. 45 Chuck Hebing (24) 5. 2m Dustin Daggett (5) 6. 15h Sam Hafertepe Jr. (19) 7. 14 Coleman Gulick (13) 8. 18 Ryan Susice (10) 9. 10 Mitch Brown (11) 10. 51 Bryan Howland (27) 11. 55 Mark Smith (20) 12. 17 Jared Horstman (23) 13. 79 Jordan Thomas (15) 14. 14h Jim Huppunen (21) 15. 49x Carson Macedo (9) 16. 01k Mikey Kruchka (29) 17. 123 Yan Bilodeau (28) 18. 61 Parker Evans (30) 19. 53 Shawn Donath (4) 20. 47x Dylan Westbrook (25) 21. 1-10 Jake Brown (6) 22. 0 Glenn Styres (17) 23. 0a Amber Balcaen (8) 24. 49 Scott Kreutter (26) 25. 24 Devin Caron (18) 26. 38 Tyler Hendricks (22) 27. DNF 35 Jared Zimbardi (14) 28. DNF 80 Chris Steele (16) 29. DNF 3g Brandon Wimmer (12) 30. DNF f55 Alex Vigneault (7) A-Feature Lap Leaders - Parker Price-Miller (1-3, 14-16, 26-35), Jessica Zemken (4-13, 17-25)

AWARDS: Fine Touch Collision Rookie of the Nationals Award ($500) - Coleman Gulick (7th in A-Feature) Corr/Pak Merchandising Bill Peer Memorial Best Appearing Car Award ($350) - Shawn Sliter Tammy Ten Media Hard Charger Award ($300) - Chuck Hebing (+20) Corr/Pak Merchandising Fastest Qualifier Award ($300) - Jordan Thomas (14.851) Corr/Pak Merchandising Fastest Canadian Qualifier Award ($300) - Steve Poirier (14.890) Travis Rutz Long Tow Award presented by Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel ($250) - Sam Hafertepe Jr. (Sunnyvale TX)

 

 

CUMMINS COLLECTS 10 GRAND AT THE HAUBSTADT HUSTLER

Haubstadt, IN - September 17, 2016 - Kyle Cummins collected the $10,000 top prize in the running of the ninth annual Haubstadt Hustler for 410 non wing sprint cars. The Princeton, IN, driver led the last half of the 40 lap feature for the MSCS and USAC sprint cars.

Cummins took over the lead on lap 20 after a battle with Tyler Courtney that had the two drivers paired up and running side by side on a tacky track with a heavy cushion. Courtney led laps 8 through 19 and would finish second. Shane Cottle rallied time and time again in battles with drivers running in the top five to earn the third spot for the feature. Competitors Kevin Thomas Jr. and Chase Stockon rounded out the top five.

Cummins summed it up in victory lane. “That was the toughest race of my life. The car was unbelievable. Hats off to Hank Byram, Tim Spindler, and all the people helping out!” Cummins drives for Rock Steady Racing out of Dupont, IN, and the car is sponsored by Greenwell Auto Body and Tim Mason/ReMax. Courtney had a great run at Tri-State. “This was my best finish. It is the first time I’ve not been lapped in running here!” Cottle was pleased considering the circumstances. “The car was way too tight to run against that big ole cushion. I had to run down lower. I let Tyler get back past me .”

Pole sitter Carson Short led the first 7 laps of the feature before flipping in the second turn. The car was towed to the work area to replace a rear tire and Carson rejoined the field and would finish seventh behind Chris Windom. Drivers Justin Grant, Brady Bacon, and Jon Stanbrough ran eighth, ninth, and tenth. C.J. Leary was the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award recipient in finishing eleventh.

Overall fast qualifier Tyler Hewitt took a MSCS Provisional for the feature and was on the move before he flipped on lap 21. The racing produced red or yellow flags five different times with the last being for Daron Clayton with 38 laps complete. The two time Hustler winner had marched from a 17th starting spot up to challenge for third before encountering problems. Last year’s Hustler winner Brady Short also was in the top three when his chances went up in smoke on lap 31.

The co-sanctioned event drew 41 competitors. The resulting five heat races were won by Shane Cottle, Dakota Jackson, Aaron Farney, C.J. Leary, and Tyler Courtney. Bret Mellenberndt flipped in the final heat race. Critter Malone won the C Main and was the first of 5 drivers to transfer to the B Main, The 20 car B Main was a victory for Brady Short over Daron Clayton and Brandon Mattox. Short started sixth and Clayton started eighth in bringing the race to the front.

Sprint car veteran Jon Stanbrough took the seventh and last transfer spot to the A. He started 22nd in the feature and worked his way up to a tenth place finish to earn the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger Award for the race.

The next event on the schedule for the Midwest Sprint Car Series will be the October 8th “Harvest Cup” which pays $3,000 to win. This is the season finale at the track and for MSCS in 2016. BEADLES MAKES IT TWO IN A ROW

The UMP Open Wheel Modifieds also competed in three heats and a feature. Stan Beadles of Owensville, IN, battled his way to the front after starting 17th and won his second modified feature in a row at Tri-State Speedway. Beadles completed a pass on Dustin Beck in turn two of lap 24 to seal the win. Beck finished second after leading over half the race at two different intervals. He was followed by Clay Lane, Matt Lane, and Brandon McDowell.

The feature spelled trouble for a lot of drivers. A dozen of the 25 starters managed to survive the effects that caused over ten caution periods. Contact and spins took out cars two & three at a time. Once turn three was nearly blocked with five cars engaged.

The three heat races were won by Matt Lane, Clay Lane, and Jason Perry. The modifieds will be back in action at Tri-State Speedway on October 8th. In addition to that night’s regular show a make-up feature will be held for the June 26th event that was rained out. The MMSA Mini Sprints will also be on the program. For the first time at Tri-State Speedway the minis will be competing without wings.

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

SUMMARY “Haubstadt Hustler” Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, IN Sept. 17, 2016

MSCS & USAC Sprint Cars: (41 Entries)

Overall Fast Qualifier - 97x Tyler Hewitt 13.368 seconds

FIRST HEAT - 57 Shane Cottle, 3R Kyle Cummins, 4B Donny Brackett, 28 Brandon Mattox, 11p Brady Short, 11N Collin Ambrose, 7 Critter Malone, 52 Isaac Chapple, 2J Jeff Pritchett

SECOND HEAT - 3 Dakota Jackson, 5 Chris Windom, 66 Thomas Meseraull, 38 Chet Williams, 5K Kent Schmidt, 74 J.T. Stapp, 27 Brian Wallace, 35 Chris Babcock

THIRD HEAT - 17gp Aaron Farney, 11 Dave Darland, 17 Justin Grant, 97x Tyler Hewitt, 11D Daron Clayton, 11x James Lyerla, 21K Bradley Sterrett, 52C Jared Chastain

FOURTH HEAT - 30 C.J. Leary, 1 Kevin Thomas Jr., 32 Chase Stockon, 23k Brian Karraker, 81 Jon Stanbrough, 98 Brandon Morin, 24 Nate McMillin, 41 Jim Shelton

FIFTH HEAT - 23c Tyler Courtney, 21 Carson Short, 04 Tyler Thomas, 69 Brady Bacon, 98e Chad Boespflug, 4C Daylan Chambers, 46L Cody Loehr, 97 Bret Mellenberndt

C MAIN - Malone, Sterrett, Chapple, Mellenberndt, Babcock, McMillin, Wallace, ________ Chastain, Shelton, Pritchett, Leohr

B MAIN - Brady Short, Clayton, Mattox, Karraker, Bacon, Boespflug, Stanbrough, ________ Ambrose, Stapp, Malone, Schmidt, Williams, Babcock, Lyerla, Morin, Sterrett, ________ Mellenberndt, Chambers, Chapple, Hewitt

FEATURE (40 Laps) - Kyle Cummins, Tyler Courtney, Shane Cottle, Kevin Thomas Jr., __________________ Chase Stockon, Chris Windom, Carson Short, Justin Grant, __________________ Brady Bacon, Jon Stanbrough, C.J. Leary, Dave Darland, __________________ Brian Karraker, Tyler Hewitt, Brandon Mattox, Tyler Thomas, __________________ Daron Clayton, Dakota Jackson, Brady Short, Chad Boespflug, __________________ Thomas Meseraull, Donny Brackett, Aaron Farney

UMP Open Wheel Modifieds: (26 Entries)

Heat Race Winners - Matt Lane, Clay Lane, Jason Perry

Feature (25 Laps) - Stan Beadles, Dustin Beck, Clay Lane, Matt Lane, ________________Brandon McDowell, Stephen Schnapf, Lance Foreman, Michael Fish, ________________Mark Cole, Michael Hussmann, Cole Parker, Matt Hines, ________________Tyler Nicely, Nathan Deisher, Brent Hutson, Josh Holley, ________________Roger Mills, Mike Beatty, Chris Cole, Jason Perry, ________________Levi Kissinger, Shannon Mudro, Josh McPherson, Shawn Cates, ________________Tyler Weiss

 

 

Jarrod Schneiderman Wins First Career Sprint Invaders Feature at 34 Raceway!

Chris Martin Crowned Season Champion

(Bill W) West Burlington, IA, September 18, 2016 – West Burlington, Iowa’s Jarrod Schneiderman had come close, but Saturday night he broke through for his first career win with the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders. The victory at 34 Raceway in his hometown was worth $1,500. In addition, Chris Martin was crowned the 2016 champion for the series. He needed only to start the feature event.

Schneiderman shot out from his starting spot on the pole to lead the 25-lap feature early ahead of Cody Wehrle and Tyler Groenendyk. The 3/8-mile oval was lightning fast, and the leader entered lapped traffic on the fifth circuit. As Schneiderman stretched his lead, Groenendyk made a move on Wehrle to take over second on lap 11.

This year’s champ, Chris Martin, was also on the move. On lap 14, he made a move between Harold Pohren and John Schulz to take over fourth. Three laps later, he had worked by Wehrle into third. His charge continued on the next round, when he slid under Groenendyk. The slide headed towards Groenendyk’s mount. The latter would take evasive maneuvers, getting over the cushion and into the wall. He would retire, and that would result in the event’s only stoppage.

Schneiderman led Martin, Wehrle, Pohren and Schulz back to green. Jarrod’s brother Josh, who started 12th, would surge from sixth to fourth on the restart, and he would take third from Wehrle with three laps to go. Meanwhile, up front, Jarrod would pull away for the win over Martin. Josh Schneiderman, Wehrle and Pohren would follow. Schulz, Jamie Ball, Bailey Goldesberry, hard-charger Justin Buchholz and Ryan Jamison would round out the top ten. Wehrle, Groenendyk and John Hall would win heats. Pohren claimed the Dash.

“This party’s going all night and probably into tomorrow,” said Jarrod of his first Sprint Invaders win. “This is awesome. I got into lapped traffic and got into the cushion. The throttle hung wide open, and man that was scary in lapped traffic. I’ve given a lot of these away and been close a couple times. I have to thank my parents and Matt Rogerson…Cale has been with me from the beginning. He deserves this one.”

“It’s been an eventful year for sure,” said Martin, who clinched the Sprint Invaders championship. “I was trying to get a ‘W’ and capture a championship in one night, but I fell one spot short. Jarrod is a heck of a racer. He pushes me to my limits and I push him to his. It’s good to see him win one. The first person I have to thank is my father (Richard). He’s supported me all the way through my career. We hired Dennis Moore Jr. last year, and it’s been a whole lot of fun. We’ve won a lot of races this year, and the year’s not over yet.”

“I think I was a little happier (than if I had won),” said Josh Schneiderman of his brother’s win. “I was celebrating for him. I’m proud of him. We’ve been through a lot as a family, and I’m happy to see him get his first win…especially on the last night. We were really good the whole race. I actually burnt the brakes before the red. We finished without brakes. I had no choice to go to the bottom. We’re happy with third. If you don’t win, you like to see your little brother win, so we’re happy.”

For more information on the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com!

Results

Shottenkirk.com A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 3G, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (1) 2. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (7) 3. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (12) 4. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (3) 5. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (6) 6. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (10) 7. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (8) 8. 4, Bailey Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (18) 9. 69, Justin Buchholz, Davenport, IA (20) 10. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (2) 11. 7H, John Hall, Marion, IA (5) 12. 83, Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA (14) 13. 81, Tanner Gebhart, Burlington, IA (9) 14. 61, Dillan Roth, Burlington, IA (15) 15. 58, Andy Krieger, Burlington, IA (13) 16. 1st, John Greenwood, Woodward, IA (17) 17. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (11) 18. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (4) 19. 59, Jacob Glasgow, Burlington, IA (16) 20. 10T, Tim Moore, Rock Island, IL (19). Lap Leader: Ja. Schneiderman 1-25. KSE Hard-charger: Buchholz.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. Cody Wehrle (2) 2. Jarrod Schneiderman (4) 3. Chris Martin (6) 4. John Schulz (5) 5. Andy Krieger (7) 6. Jacob Glasgow (3) 7. Tim Moore (1)

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started), Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. Tyler Groenendyk (4) 2. Harold Pohren (2) 3. Jamie Ball (3) 4. Rob Weuve (1) 5. Dave Getchell (6) 6. John Greenwood (5) 7. Justin Buchholz (7)

Fraise Mowersports Heat three (started), Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. John Hall (2) 2. Ryan Jamison (1) 3. Tanner Gebhart (4) 4. Josh Schneiderman (6) 5. Dillan Roth (3) 6. Bailey Goldesberry (5)

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Harold Pohren (2) 2. Jarrod Schneiderman (4) 3. Ryan Jamison (1) 4. Cody Wehrle (3) 5. Tyler Groenendyk (5) 6. John Hall (6)

Contingencies

Pyrotec – Jacob Glasgow

Saldana Racing Products – Dave Getchell

Kreitz Oval Track Products – Rob Weuve

 

 

Cranston Takes Win in Exciting SSO/URSS Challenge!

Longdale, Oklahoma – September 17, 2016 - Current Myers Racing Engines United Rebel Sprint Series point leader Luke Cranston worked lapped traffic to his advantage, taking the lead with two laps to go to win an exciting Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver Sprint Car/URSS co-sanctioned event at Longdale Speedway in Longdale, Oklahoma on Saturday night.

SSO regulars Chris Kelly and Cody Whitworth started on the front row for the twenty-five lap feature with Kelly getting the jump and taking the lead as the green flag fell on the twenty-six car field. Whitworth, Brandon Long and Cranston were the top four running order after the first lap with Kelly holding on to a two car length lead.

Whitworth wasted no time making his move, driving underneath Kelly coming out of turn two to take the lead down the backstretch on lap three. He would open a half stretch lead before reaching the slower cars on lap seven while, behind him, Long would pass Kelly for the runner up position.

Lap ten saw fifth starting Cranston get around Kelly for third as he set his sights on Long and the runner-up position.

At the races midway point it was Whitworth, followed by Long, Cranston, sixth starting Andy Shouse and Kelly as Whitworth’s lead dwindled to six car lengths as the leaders continued to enter slower traffic.

Lap sixteen saw Cranston make his move, passing Long for the runner-up position and looking to cut into the leaders ten car length lead. Meanwhile Shouse, who came into the night current SSO and IMCA Racesaver Sprint national point leader, passed long for the third position with five laps to go.

Heavy traffic slowed Whitworth’s pace up front allowing Cranston to move to within striking distance with three laps to go. Lap twenty-four saw Cranston drive down low coming out of turn two and would take the lead heading down the backstretch.

That would be all the Ness City, Kansas driver would need as he went on to claim the ten car length victory, his third on the Myers Racing Engines URSS national tour and first with SSO.

Whitworth settled for a series best second while Shouse came home third. Long crossed the finish line fourth while Ty Williams rounded out the top five. Hard charger of the feature was veteran Mike Peters. “MP” started seventeenth and came home with a ninth place finish.

The full twenty-five laps went caution free with a time of six minutes and forty-seven seconds.

The three, eight lap heat races for the twenty-six car field were won by Cranston, Jeb Werner and Chad Koch.

The next event will be the final event for the SSO IMCA Racesaver Sprint Car Series next Saturday night, September 24, at Oklahoma Sports Park in Ada.

SSO/URSS

Longdale Speedway/Longdale, Oklahoma

09/17/16

26 Cars

Martens Machine Shop 1st Heat: 1) Luke Cranston, 2) Brandon Long, 3) Steven Richardson, 4) Ty Williams, 5) Taylor Velasquez, 6) Joe Wood, Jr., 7) Keefe Hemel, 8) Blake Dacus, 9) Justin Fisk

Messmer Racing 2nd Heat: 1) Jeb Werner, 2) Chris Kelly, 3) Kip Hughes, 4) Tanner Conn, 5) Brian Herbert, 6) Jake Martens, 7) Alison Slaton, 8) Mike Scott, 9) Blake Scott

Randy Pierce 3rd Heat: 1) Chad Koch, 2) Cody Whitworth, 3) Andy Shouse, 4) Shayla Waddell, 5) Tracey Hill, 6) Mike Peters, 7) Loyd Clevenger, 8) Jerry Jumper

A Feature: 1) (5) Luke Cranston, 2) (2) Cody Whitworth, 3) (6) Andy Shouse, 4) (3) Brandon Long, 5) (4) Ty Williams, 6) (8) Chad Koch, 7) (1) Chris Kelly, 8) (15) Jake Martens, 9) (17) Mike Peters, 10) (11) Taylor Velasquez, 11) (7) Jeb Werner, 12) (9) Steven Richardson, 13) (19) Joe Wood, Jr., 14) 914) Brian Herbert, 15) (13) Shayla Waddell, 16) (16) Tracy Hill, 17) (21) Blake Dacus, 18) (10) Kip Hughes, 19) (23) Loyd Clevenger, 20) (18) Keefe Hemel, 21) (20) Alison Slaton, 22) (26) Blake Scott, 23) (25) Justin Fisk, 24) (22) Mike Scott, 25) (12) Tanner Conn, 26) (24) Jerry Jumper

Lap Leaders: Kelly 1-2; Whitworth 3-23; Cranston 24-25

0 Cautions

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: HORSTMAN, SMITH, KINNEY, POIRIER, BILODEAU, PORTER, HOSKINS, & LONGBOAT TAKE WINS AT BURGER BARN NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS

By Clayton Johns & Tommy Goudge (Friday, September 16, 2016) – 119 drivers signed in to race in the Night Before The Nationals presented by Burger Barn on Friday. Jared Horstman, Mark Smith, Paul Kinney, Steve Poirier, Yan Bilodeau, Rob Hoskins, and Paul Longboat visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2016 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS PRESENTED BY BURGER BARN TOTAL ENTRIES – 119

———————————————————– NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS 360 SPRINT CARS (60 entries) — The first race on the schedule for the evening was a makeup A-Feature for the Empire Super Sprints tour which was postponed by weather on August 5. Jordan Poirier and Paul Kinney brought the 24 car field to the green flag after Steve Poirier dropped off the front row with brake issues. Jordan Poirier and Kinney exchanged slide jobs twice over the opening three laps before Kinney emerged with the lead.

Kinney was in traffic 10 laps in, and holding off Ohsweken regular Dylan Westbrook at the same time. The race was slowed on lap 12 when Dave Dykstra coasted to a stop with a flat tire. Following the restart, Shawn Donath got by Westbrook for second, while Kinney stayed up front.

Donath took the lead from Kinney in turn three on lap 19, and the two drivers continued to battle in traffic. Kinney retook the lead coming to the white flag, and held off Donath to secure his first career win at Ohsweken. While he didn’t start the race, Steve Poirier had already locked up his seventh career Empire Super Sprints championship.

— Jared Horstman led the first of the Twin 15 lap Night Before The Nationals A-Features to the green flag. Dylan Westbrook quickly jumped up to second, while Bryan Howland and Steve Poirier battled for third.

The race was slowed twice, on laps 7 and 10. Westbrook took the lead from Horstman after each restart, but the latter driver consistently maintained his pace and retook the lead. Horstman went back to the outside lane on lap 11, and took the lead from Westbrook for good one lap later after a side-by-side race for the top spot.

Westbrook and Poirier swapped the runner-up spot several times over the final two laps before Poirier came away with that position ahead of Westbrook. Horstman earned a guaranteed starting spot in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature with the Night Before The Nationals victory.

— Mark Smith lined up third for the second Twin 15, but wasted no time darting to the lead past pole-sitter Brandon Wimmer in turn one. Yan Bilodeau quickly drove to second, while Jordan Thomas raced into third.

Smith dominated the race, leading by a full straightaway before Bilodeau reeled him in while they raced through traffic. Smith wouldn’t be stopped though, as he navigated through the traffic without incident to claim his guaranteed starting spot in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature.

— Empire Super Sprints champion Steve Poirier led all 12 laps of the Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout for his second win of the weekend, following a heat race win earlier in the night. Poirier stayed ahead of NRA Sprint Invaders champion Jared Horstman and Ohsweken Speedway champion Mitch Brown to claim the victory.

— Yan Bilodeau started at the front of the 13 lap Kevin Ward Jr. Young Stars Challenge, and held off Southern Ontario Sprints champion Dylan Westbrook for the victory. The youngest starter in the race was 15-year-old Paulie Colagiovanni, while the oldest was 21-year-old Devin Caron.

AUGUST 5 ESS MAKEUP A-FEATURE (25 laps – NT) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 19k Paul Kinney (4) 2. 53 Shawn Donath (10) 3. 47x Dylan Westbrook (8) 4. 87 Jason Barney (18) 5. 67p Jordan Poirier (1) 6. 88c Chad Miller (11) 7. 10 Jeff Cook (23) 8. 0 Glenn Styres (3) 9. 10b Mitch Brown (17) 10. 69k Scott Kreutter (6) 11. 80 Chris Steele (13) 12. 91 Ryan Turner (9) 13. 10c Paulie Colagiovanni (19) 14. 33 Brandon Kidd (20) 15. 90 Matt Tanner (14) 16. 31 John Burbridge Jr. (7) 17. 99 Tim Axton (16) 18. 2 Dave Axton (21) 19. DNF 14h Jim Huppunen (12) 20. DNF 5d Dave Dykstra (5) 21. DNF 61 Parker Evans (22) 22. DNF 17x Dain Naida (24) 23. DNF 38 Tyler Hendricks (15) DNS. 28fm Steve Poirier (2) A-Feature Lap Leaders – Paul Kinney (1, 3-18, 24-25), Jordan Poirier (2), Shawn Donath (19-23) Hard Charger – Jason Barney (+14)

TWIN 15 #1 (15 laps – NT) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 17 Jared Horstman (1) 2. 28fm Steve Poirier (6) 3. 47x Dylan Westbrook (4) 4. 51 Bryan Howland (3) 5. 67p Jordan Poirier (10) 6. 10b Mitch Brown (13) 7. 2m Dustin Daggett (7) 8. 97 Cory Turner (15) 9. 53 Shawn Donath (8) 10. 6 Curtis Gartly (12) 11. 9 Steve Lyons (2) 12. 10p Paulie Colagiovanni (9) 13. 61 Parker Evans (5) 14. 28 Phil Gressman (14) 15. 27z Stan Zanchin (11) A-Feature Lap Leaders – Jared Horstman (1-7, 12-15), Dylan Westbrook (8-11) Hard Charger – Mitch Brown (+7)

TWIN 15 #2 (15 laps – 4:00.669) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 55 Mark Smith (3) 2. 123 Yan Bilodeau (6) 3. 79 Jordan Thomas (5) 4. 18 Ryan Susice (10) 5. 1z Jessica Friesen (14) 6. 87 Jason Barney (2) 7. f55 Alex Vigneault (4) 8. 2 Kyle Sauder (7) 9. 14 Coleman Gulick (11) 10. 88c Chad Miller (8) 11. 77x Alex Hill (12) 12. 3g Brandon Wimmer (1) 13. 0 Glenn Styres (9) 14. 2w Lee Winger (13) 15. 11j Chris Jones (15) A-Feature Lap Leaders – Mark Smith (1-15) Hard Charger – Jessica Friesen (+9)

DAVE MCLEOD MEMORIAL SHOOTOUT (12 laps – 3:02.745) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 28fm Steve Poirier (1) 2. 17 Jared Horstman (2) 3. 10b Mitch Brown (3) 4. 47x Dylan Westbrook (5) 5. 97 Cory Turner (4) 6. 87 Jason Barney (14) 7. 2 Kyle Sauder (7) 8. 2m Dustin Daggett (13) 9. 91 Ryan Turner (12) 10. 17x Dain Naida (9) 11. 11r Chase Ridenour (8) DNS. 10 Jeff Cook (6) DNS. 14h Jim Huppunen (10) DNS. 01 Kyle Fraser (11)

KEVIN WARD JR. YOUNG STARS CHALLENGE (13 laps – 3:25.681) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 123 Yan Bilodeau (2) 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (4) 3. f55 Alex Vigneault (6) 4. 10p Paulie Colagiovanni (3) 5. 67p Jordan Poirier (5) 6. 79 Jordan Thomas (11) 7. 00 Dane Lorenc (8) 8. 11r Chase Ridenour (7) 9. 77x Alex Hill (1) 10. 24 Devin Caron (10) 11. 18s Josh Shantz (12) 12. 0c Cole MacDonald (9) DNS. 10bw Zach Weigand (13)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – 1:56.037) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 55 Mark Smith, Sunbury PA (2), 2. 61 Parker Evans, Owego NY (4), 3. 27z Stan Zanchin, Fort Erie ON (3), 4. 87 Jason Barney, Brewerton NY (10), 5. 2w Lee Winger, Mount Hope ON (6), / 6. 15h Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale TX (9), 7. 33k Kyle Patrick, Tilbury ON (5), 8. 90t Matt Tanner, Stephentown NY (7), 9. 31 John Burbridge Jr., St. Williams ON (8), 10. 15aw April Wilson, Joyceville ON (1)

INSTA-INSULATION HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – 2:03.629) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 3g Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount IN (3), 2. 10p Paulie Colagiovanni, Cicero NY (1), 3. 51 Bryan Howland, Union Springs NY (7), DQ. 69k Scott Kreutter, Alden NY (6), 4. 18 Ryan Susice, Ransomville NY (8), 5. 1z Jessica Friesen, Sprakers NY (5), / 6. 5d Dave Dykstra, Port Colborne ON (9), 7. 67r Pete Richardson, Vernon NY (10), 8. 0c Cole MacDonald, Waterdown ON (2), DNS. 14h Jim Huppunen, Welland ON (4)

STRICKLAND’S GMC HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – NT) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle ON (3), 2. 79 Jordan Thomas, Harding PA (4), 3. 77x Alex Hill, Six Nations ON (1), DQ. 36 Matt Billings, Brockville ON (6), 4. f55 Alex Vigneault, Trois-Rivieres QC (9), 5. 11j Chris Jones, Picton ON (2), / 6. 42w Rick Wilson, Joyceville ON (8), 7. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre ON (5), 8. 0a Amber Balcaen, Winnipeg MB (10), 9. DNF 01 Kyle Fraser, White Lake ON (7)

O’NEIL’S FARM & GARDEN HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps – 2:02.767) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 28fm Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC (1), 2. 2 Kyle Sauder, Archbold OH (3), 3. 14 Coleman Gulick, Binghamton NY (2), 4. 0 Glenn Styres, Ohsweken ON (6), 5. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford ON (7), / 6. 16 Ryan Ruhl, Coldwater MI (4), 7. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford ON (9), 8. 17x Dain Naida, Tecumseh MI (5), 9. 24 Devin Caron, Cornwall ON (8), DNS. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Chatham ON (10)

LONE WOLF FIREWORKS HEAT RACE #5 (8 laps – NT) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 123 Yan Bilodeau, Victoriaville QC (1), DQ. 33 Brandon Kidd, Manlius NY (3), 2. 17 Jared Horstman, Cloverdale OH (8), 3. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford ON (2), 4. 67p Jordan Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC (6), 5. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre ON (4), / 6. 80 Chris Steele, St. Catharines ON (10), 7. DNF 5c Conor Mahoney, Waterdown ON (5), 8. DNF 67 Chris Durand, Port Stanley ON (9), 9. DNF 10bw Zach Weigand, Syracuse NY (7)

RENWAY ENERGY HEAT RACE #6 (8 laps – 2:03.874) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Scotland ON (2), 2. 53 Shawn Donath, South Onondaga NY (3), 3. 88c Chad Miller, Amsterdam NY (5), 4. 2m Dustin Daggett, Portland MI (8), DQ. 11r Chase Ridenour, Perry MI (1), 5. 28 Phil Gressman, Fremont OH (6), / 6. 00 Dane Lorenc, Lancaster NY (7), 7. 90 Travis Cunningham, Grimsby ON (10), 8. 18s Josh Shantz, St. Agatha ON (4), DNS. 10c Jeff Cook, Antwerp NY (9)

———————————————————– STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (17 entries) Holly Porter set a new time trial track record and lined up on the pole for the final full length Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car race of the season. Second starter Mack DeMan challenged Porter for the lead at the halfway mark as he cut into a significant lead which Porter had built.

A pair of cautions slowed the race in the latter half of the 20 lap affair, and Porter proved strong enough to hold off Mack DeMan for the win. Jesse McDonald drove to a strong 3rd place finish, followed by Shone Evans and Ryan Hunsinger.

Mike Thorne was the only one of the four eligible drivers to accept the “602 Challenge”, and charged from the back of the field to finish 6th.

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

TIME TRIALS Rank. # Name, Hometown, Best Lap 1. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi ON, 15.482 NTR, 2. 4 Mack DeMan, Mississauga ON, 15.506, 3. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia ON, 15.770, 4. 87x Shone Evans, Scotland ON, 15.772, 5. 43h Ryan Hunsinger, Stouffville ON, 15.932, 6. 88 Jesse McDonald, Caledonia ON, 15.946, 7. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville ON, 16.178, 8. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken ON, 16.251, 9. 10g Ed Green, Ohsweken ON, 16.453, 10. 12 Brad Herron, Waterford ON, 16.515, 11. 99 Jordan Hill, Ohsweken ON, 16.594, 12. 9 Paul Ballantyne, 16.637, 13. 18x Davey Boughton, Carlisle ON, 16.708, 14. 6m Eric McGlone, Union ON, 16.725, 15. 5 Alex Schuts, Oakland ON, 16.770, 16. 51x Trevor Young, Ancaster ON, 17.247, 17. 51 Brent Wheller, Etobicoke ON, 18.107

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

———————————————————– HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (32 entries) Rob Hoskins took his #37h Volkswagen to victory lane after the Mini Stock A-Feature. Hoskins held off Mark Bazuin on a mid-race restart to secure his second victory in the last three weeks, while drivers raced three and four wide behind him for the third position. Brandon Crumbie emerged with the final podium spot ahead of Jon Janssens and Matt Nuell.

A-FEATURE (20 laps – NT) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 37 Rob Hoskins (9) 2. 21x Mark Bazuin (5) 3. 63 Brandon Crumbie (3) 4. 66 Jon Janssens (6) 5. 2 Matt Nuell (1) 6. 60 Brandon Janssens (8) 7. 93 Chris Ryckman (2) 8. 9 Tim DeBoer (15) 9. 51 Trevor Young (12) 10. 81 Lofton Schuts (11) 11. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (14) 12. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky (18) 13. 64 Doug Erskine (16) 14. 49 Gary Hodgson (17) 15. 88 Adam Nigh (22) 16. 69 Rob Twitchett (4) 17. 90 Chad Smelser (21) 18. 23 Dusty DeBoer (7) 19. 96 Brian Crosgrove (19) 20. 42 Joe DeBoer (13) 21. 22 Ken Lovegrove (28) 22. 265 Mike Evers (20) 23. 122 Patrick Abrahamsson (10) 24. 11 Mike Giberson (24) 25. 76 Jamie Goudge (27) 26. DNF 05 Dave Goodacre (26) 27. DNF 43c Clinton Nicholls (25) 28. DNF 26 Tim Nuell (23) A-Feature Lap Leaders – Chris Ryckman (1), Rob Hoskins (2-20) Hard Charger – Rob Hoskins (+8)

CALEDONIA AUTO SUPPLY HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps – NT) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 2 Matt Nuell, Hamilton ON (7), 2. 29 Rob Twitchett, Dundas ON (6), 3. 23 Dusty DeBoer, Hagersville ON (9), 4. 122 Patrick Abrahamsson, Dundas ON (5), 5. 42 Joe DeBoer, St. George ON (8), 6. 64 Doug Erskine, Hamilton ON (2), 7. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky, Simcoe ON (1), / 8. 11 Mike Giberson, Caledonia ON (4), 9. 05 Dave Goodacre, Brantford ON (10), 10. 22 Ken Lovegrove, Hamilton ON (11), DNS. 88 Adam Nigh, Simcoe ON (3)

PINTY’S DELICIOUS FOODS HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps – NT) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 93 Chris Ryckman, Brantford ON (3), 2. 21x Mark Bazuin, Caledonia ON (2), 3. 60 Brandon Janssens, Woodstock ON (5), 4. 81 Lofton Schuts, Oakland ON (6), 5. 21 Jonathan Ayrton, Dundas ON (8), 6. 43c Clinton Nicholls, Hamilton ON (9), 7. 96 Brian Crosgrove, Hamilton ON (1), / 8. 90 Chad Smelser, Dunnville ON (7), 9. 8 Barry Westman, Aylmer ON (10), 10. 26 Tim Nuell, Hagersville ON (11), 11. DNF 16 Fabio Olivieri, Hamilton ON (4)

EPIC RACEWEAR HEAT RACE #3 (6 laps – NT) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 63 Brandon Crumbie, Cookstown ON (1), 2. 66 Jon Janssens, Woodstock ON (7), 3. 37h Rob Hoskins, Harley ON (8), 4. 51 Trevor Young, Ancaster ON (10), 5. 9 Tim DeBoer, Caledonia ON (4), 6. 49 Gary Hodgson, London ON (3), 7. 265 Mike Evers, Caledonia ON (9), / 8. 76 Jamie Goudge, London ON (5), 9. 17 Cole Taylor, Hamilton ON (2), DNS. 68 Kyle Wert, Ancaster ON (6)

B-FEATURE (6 laps – 2:19.237) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 90 Chad Smelser (2), 2. 88 Adam Nigh (10), 3. 26 Tim Nuell (8), 4. 11 Mike Giberson (1), 5. 43c Clinton Nicholls (9), 6. 05 Dave Goodacre (4), 7. 76 Jamie Goudge (3), / 8. 22 Ken Lovegrove (7), 9. 17 Cole Taylor (6), 10. 8 Barry Westman (5), DNS. 16 Fabio Olivieri (11)

———————————————————– GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS (10 entries) Paul Longboat walked away with another win in the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber A-Feature. Longboat encountered traffic in the closing laps, but stayed ahead of Gillian Hils to secure the victory and a visit in Mobil 1 victory lane. Hils settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Jerry Burnham.

A-FEATURE (12 laps) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 188 Paul Longboat (2) 2. 32 Gillian Hils (1) 3. 14 Jerry Burnham (4) 4. 37 Jake Maas (3) 5. 6 Mark Thorne (6) 6. 7m Matt Young (5) 7. 76 Ben Buchwald (7) DNS. 3 Alex Maas (8) DNS. 11 Steve Taylor (9) DNS. 155 Dustin Longboat (10)

CALEDONIA AUTO SUPPLY HEAT RACE (6 laps) Finish. # Name, Hometown 1. 32 Gillian Hils, Dundas ON, 2. 188 Paul Longboat, Ohsweken ON, 3. 37 Jake Maas, Cambridge ON, 4. 14 Jerry Burnham, Ohsweken ON, 5. 7m Matt Young, Hamilton ON, 6. 6 Mark Thorne, Waterford ON, 7. 76 Ben Buchwald, Wilsonville ON, DNS. 3 Alex Maas, Cambridge ON, DNS. 11 Steve Taylor, Burlington ON, DNS. 155 Dustin Longboat, Ohsweken ON

———————————————————– About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007. ‎ Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com‎ Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

Fremont Speedway

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Byron Reed has put together THE best season of his 26+ years of 410 sprint car racing. He dominated the 30-lap feature at Fremont Speedway Friday to score his 9th win of 2016 to wrap up his fourth Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series presented by KS Sales and Service title.

For Monclova, Ohio’s Reed, the victory was the 32nd of his career at Fremont Speedway and ties him with Shawn Valenti and hall of famer Wally Heminger for 13th on the track’s all-time win list. The $5,000 victory on All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Night to kick off the 9th Annual Jim Ford Classic weekend also meant Reed would take the $10,000 FAST title.

“It wasn’t that good until we got it freed up to where I could maneuver a little bit. I was terrible in the heat race. I won nine races and this probably was my least favorite win because I started on the front…I really don’t feel like I totally earned it. Of all the different championships we have won I feel like we had a great year. Nothing was close and no one was really challenging us. It was a great win. I have to thank Crown Battery, Ken Gill Construction, Kistler Engines…this motor had All Pro heads on it…and my crew, Kurt, Kevin, Dick, my mom and dad, my wife and kids for putting up with all of this,” said Reed in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

Fremont’s John Ivy has struggled in 2016. The former multi-time track champion got some help from a former crew chief and it paid off as he survived several restarts to claim his second win of the year in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 sprints to the tune of $2,000. It was Ivy’s 52nd career win at Fremont as he sits sixth on the track’s all-time win list.

“We’ve had a bad string here. Joey and my brother have been busting their butts and we finally got to start up front. We had Guy Myers come back and give us a hand and keep us in line and apparently it worked out. This thing was good. I have to thank the Sipes family..they put us a good race car together,” said Ivy beside his Adkins Group; S&S Racing; OC Detailing; Gressman Power Sports; Kistler Racing Products; Sonny’s Machine & Welding; CA Kustoms; Johnson’s Hunting and Fishing; Tiffany’s Furniture; Keller Hardware; Sipes Oceola Garage; MRE; L&R Farms; Rohr Total Lawncare; Mr. Appliance backed machine.

Fremont, Ohio’s Paul Weaver finished second and earned his first JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro championship.

“This is pretty neat to win the FAST deal and Attica and almost got Fremont championship too. It’s been a pretty good year,” said Weaver.

Dustin Sautter won the McCullough Industries 602 Late Model feature, but when he failed to go to the scales after the event, he was disqualified and the win went to Tim Sabo. For Sabo, it was his first win of the year and the 27th of his career tying him with his brother, Steve, for 17th on the track’s all time win list. Wayne, Ohio’s John Brooks got a last lap pass to secure his first ever Fremont Speedway track championship in the division.

“I was pretty angry after Miller dumped me over there. So I was kind of doing some things I shouldn’t have been. I have to thank Rusty Schlenk Race Cars…he helped me a lot with setting this up. Chris Watson…he works tirelessly for no pay. My friends are all here from out of town. I have to thank my wife,” said Brooks.

In the 30 lap Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 sprints, Reed and Todd Heller brought the field to green with Reed gaining the advantage. After a lap was completed Duane Zablocki flipped and on the restart Bryan Nuckles spun. When the green reappeared Reed pulled away as DJ Foos pulled into second and a lap later Carson Macedo took third. Reed steadily pulled away as Foos and Macedo battled for second with Brock Martin and Travis Philo staying close.

With nine laps in Stuart Brubaker would spin followed by Brandon Matus tangling with another machine. Each time the caution flew it wiped out an over two second lead for Reed. On lap 10 Martin drove from fourth to second. Chris Andrews took a tumble on lap 12 with Reed leading Martin, Foos, Macedo, Philo and Cole Duncan. Reed built a big lead again when the green flew and raced into lapped traffic by the 19th circuit.

Philo spun battling for fourth on lap 21, again wiping out a big lead for Reed. Reed would get a fantastic restart and drove away for the win over Martin, Macedo, who took third on the last lap, Foos and Duncan.

In the 25 lap 305 feature, Jason Keckler and Dustin Rall brought the field to green but Brandon Moore would stop before a lap could be recorded. On the restart Keckler would gain the advantage over fourth starting Ivy with Weaver, Steve Rando and Rall in tow. After Cody Bova spun on lap four, Ivy would challenge Keckler on the restart before another yellow for Dan Henning on lap five. With eight laps in Alvin Roepke and Chris Andrews would spin just after Ivy took the lead over Keckler and Weaver.

A spat of yellow flags and crashes involving Kyle Peters and Landon LaLonde and another with Seth Schneider would keep the flow of the race in check. When the green flew again on lap nine, Ivy led, Keckler, Weaver, Nate Dussel, Dan McCarron and Matt Foos. Ivy would pull away slightly as Weaver pressured Keckler for second. The leaders found lapped traffic again with three laps to go as Ivy led Keckler, Weaver, Dussel and Foos.

Weaver would finally take second on lap 24 but ran out of time to catch Ivy. Dussel scored third with Foos and Keckler rounding out the top five.

In the crash filled 15 lap 602 late model feature, Brooks jumped out to the early lead over Jamie Miller, Sautter and Dustin Keegan. Following a spat of cautions, Miller drove into the lead on lap three with Sautter, Tim Sabo and Louis Alan in tow. Tim Sabo jumped into second on lap nine. Sautter would get great restarts over the next handful of laps with Tim Sabo taking second on lap nine. As Sautter drove away, Sabo and Miller battled hard for second.

Sautter held onto the win, but failed to go to the scales after the victory lane celebration, thus handing the win to Tim Sabo. Miller, Steve Sabo, Brooks and Jay King rounding out the top five.

Fremont Speedway will wrap up the 9th Annual Jim Ford Classic on Saturday, Sept. 17 (rain date of Sunday, Sept. 18). For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

Jim Ford Classic Night #1

Presented by All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads

Friday, Sept. 16, 2016

[*] starting position

410 Sprints – Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying

1.73-Chris Andrews, 12.401; 2.97-Broc Martin, 12.474; 3.91-Cale Thomas, 12.713; 4.49-Tim Shaffer, 12.715; 5.5T-Travis Philo, 12.743; 6.33M-Max Stambaugh, 12.778; 7.09-Craig Mintz, 12.879; 8.09X-Carson Macedo, 12.922; 9.23-DJ Foos, 12.929; 10.60-Jody Keegan, 12.935; 11.14H-Todd Heller, 12.955; 12.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.964; 13.8J-Jess Stiger, 12.977; 14.5-Byron Reed, 12.978; 15.9x-Cole Duncan, 13.029; 16.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.030; 17.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.078; 18.13-Brandon Matus, 13.106; 19.59-Bryan Nuckles, 13.111; 20.38-Dean Jacobs, 13.121; 21.4k-Kody Kinser, 13.161; 22.8-Bryan Sebetto, 13.237; 23.16-Stuart Brubaker, 13.249; 24.4-Danny Smith, 13.307; 25.08K-Dan Kuriger, 13.535; 26.33-Brent Matus, 13.598; 27.44-Joe McEwen, 13.892; 28.51-John Garvin, 13.899; 29.7K-Dylan Kingan, 14.006; 30.40-George Hobaugh, 14.525; 31.1K-Joey Pendergrass, 15.278; 32.08-Mark Coleman, 20.577; 33.45L-Brian Lay, 99.980;

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 4k-Kody Kinser[1] ; 2. 7-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[4] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[5] ; 5. 73-Chris Andrews[6] ; 6. 45L-Brian Lay[9] ; 7. 08K-Dan Kuriger[7] ; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger[3] ; 9. 7K-Dylan Kingan[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 8-Bryan Sebetto[1] ; 2. 13-Brandon Matus[2] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[3] ; 4. 97-Broc Martin[6] ; 5. 60-Jody Keegan[4] ; 6. 33M-Max Stambaugh[5] ; 7. 33-Brent Matus[7] ; 8. 40-George Hobaugh[8]

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 16-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 2. 9x-Cole Duncan[3] ; 3. 59-Bryan Nuckles[2] ; 4. 14H-Todd Heller[4] ; 5. 09-Craig Mintz[5] ; 6. 44-Joe McEwen[7] ; 7. 1K-Joey Pendergrass[8] ; 8. 91-Cale Thomas[6]

Heat 4 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[3] ; 2. 38-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 3. 09X-Carson Macedo[5] ; 4. 4-Danny Smith[1] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[4] ; 6. 49-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 7. 51-John Garvin[7] ; 8. 08-Mark Coleman[8]

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

1. 33M-Max Stambaugh[4] ; 2. 73-Chris Andrews[1] ; 3. 09-Craig Mintz[5] ; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7] ; 5. 60-Jody Keegan[6] ; 6. 8J-Jess Stiger[8] ; 7. 44-Joe McEwen[11] ; 8. 45L-Brian Lay[17] ; 9. 33-Brent Matus[10] ; 10. 08K-Dan Kuriger[9] ; 11. 51-John Garvin[12] ; 12. 7K-Dylan Kingan[13] ; 13. 40-George Hobaugh[14] ; 14. 1K-Joey Pendergrass[15] ; 15. 08-Mark Coleman[16]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps)

1. 5-Byron Reed[1] ; 2. 97-Broc Martin[6] ; 3. 09X-Carson Macedo[4] ; 4. 23-DJ Foos[3] ; 5. 9x-Cole Duncan[7] ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn[8] ; 7. 33M-Max Stambaugh[12] ; 8. 4k-Kody Kinser[17] ; 9. 8-Bryan Sebetto[18] ; 10. 7-Shawn Valenti[9] ; 11. 5T-Travis Philo[5] ; 12. 09-Craig Mintz[13] ; 13. 14H-Todd Heller[2] ; 14. 38-Dean Jacobs[16] ; 15. 73-Chris Andrews[11] ; 16. 13-Brandon Matus[10] ; 17. 16-Stuart Brubaker[19] ; 18. 59-Bryan Nuckles[15] ; 19. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[14] ; 20. 4-Danny Smith[20]

Hard Charger: 4K-Kody Kinser +9

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

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

1. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[1] ; 3. 4T-Chris Andrews[2] ; 4. 4M-Jamie Miller[7] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 6. 18R-Tony Beaber[4] ; 7. 11G-Luke Griffith[8] ; 8. 12-Kyle Capodice[6]

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

1. 97-Kyle Peters[1] ; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron[3] ; 3. 20B-Cody Bova[5] ; 4. 41-Thomas Schinderle[7] ; 5. 7K-Brad keckler[2] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 7. 1XX-Jordan Ryan[4] ; 8. 99F-Ryan French[8]

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

1. 77I-John Ivy[1] ; 2. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[2] ; 3. 9R-Dustin Rall[4] ; 4. 2F-Matt Foos[5] ; 5. 32H-Dan Hennig[3] ; 6. 1X-Dustin Dinan[7] ; 7. 94K-Kevin Mingus[6]

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

1. 19R-Steve Rando[2] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson[6] ; 5. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[5] ; 6. 2L-Landon Lalonde[7] ; 7. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[3]

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

1. 7M-Brandon Moore[1] ; 2. 32H-Dan Hennig[3] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 4. 2L-Landon Lalonde[8] ; 5. 11G-Luke Griffith[9] ; 6. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[4] ; 7. 7K-Brad keckler[2] ; 8. 94K-Kevin Mingus[11] ; 9. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[12] ; 10. 12-Kyle Capodice[13]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[6] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[12] ; 4. 2F-Matt Foos[15] ; 5. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron[7] ; 7. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 8. 4M-Jamie Miller[13] ; 9. 4T-Chris Andrews[9] ; 10. 2-Ricky Peterson[16] ; 11. 9R-Dustin Rall[2] ; 12. 41-Thomas Schinderle[14] ; 13. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[11] ; 14. 97-Kyle Peters[5] ; 15. 36-Seth Schneider[19] ; 16. 20B-Cody Bova[10] ; 17. 7M-Brandon Moore[17] ; 18. 99-Alvin Roepke[8] ; 19. 2L-Landon Lalonde[20] ; 20. 32H-Dan Hennig[18]

Hard Charger: 2F-Matt Foos +11

602 Late Models - McCullough Industries

Heat 1 (8 Laps)

1. 23-Dustin Sautter[2] ; 2. 4M-Jamie Miller[5] ; 3. 16-Steve Sabo[6] ; 4. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[1] ; 5. 43K-Louis Alan[7] ; 6. 98-Tim Sabo[4] ; 7. 27K-Jay King[3]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)

1. 101-Chester Fitch[2] ; 2. 17x-Dustin Keegan[1] ; 3. 00-John Brooks[6] ; 4. B4U-Matt Shipley[5] ; 5. 34-Ky Harper[3] ; 6. 04-Jeff Hites[4] ; 7. 101F-Chester Fitch III[7]

A-Main 1 (15 Laps)

1. 98-Tim Sabo[11] ; 2. 4M-Jamie Miller[3] ; 3. 16-Steve Sabo[6] ; 4. 00-John Brooks[1] ; 5. 27K-Jay King[13] ; 6. 43K-Louis Alan[9] ; 7. 17x-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 8. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[7] ; 9. 101F-Chester Fitch III[14] ; 10. B4U-Matt Shipley[8] ; 11. 101-Chester Fitch[2] ; 12. 34-Ky Harper[10] ; 13. 23-Dustin Sautter[4]

Hard Charger: 98-Tim Sabo +10

 

 

Crockett, Hanson, James, And Maricle Get Championship Night Wins; Last Three Champions Crowned

By Ben Deatherage  Cottage Grove, Oregon- Saturday, September 10th would be the final round of competition for drivers at Cottage Grove Speedway. With August 27th the last race of the season for the Clark Printing Extreme Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, and Street Stocks the other three championships were still up for grabs. 360 Sprints, Late Models, and the Quality RV Repair Hornets would all be on the card with Modifieds joining as well but not racing for points.

The 360 Sprints would enter the evening with Kyle Miller with the advantage in the points table. But prior to the start of the main event Miller, of Eugene, would experience some mechanical problems resulting in him not being able to start the feature.

Roseburg’s Orion Redmond paced the field for the first ten laps. He would get passed by Greg Hamilton, from Burlington, Washington, on lap eleven. Hamilton would hold down the position before getting passed himself on lap nineteen. Roger Crockett was the man with the late race move and would win the race.

It would be Crockett’s fourth victory at CGS in 2016. With Kyle Miller’s absence in the main event and Crockett finishing in first place, it would shake the title race up big time. Crockett would earn enough points to pass Miller and edge him by seven markers. It would be the fifth championship Crockett has earned at Cottage Grove and his first since 2013.

Greg Hamilton would place second followed by Orion Redmond in third. Teenagers Bricen James, from Albany and driving for Tim Galloway, and Harrisburg’s Tyler Thompson would finish fourth and fifth, respectively, completing the top five.

With all of the IMCA Modified racing done for the year “The Grove” would host a non-sanctioned/non-point race to give everyone one last race this season. Springfield native Steven Sturdevant paced the field for a good portion of the main event. However, on lap sixteen Sturdevant would get passed by Craig Hanson. Hanson, out of Albany would hold back the competition for the rest of the way to secure his third win of the campaign.

Eric Ashley, from Jasper, was the runner-up while Steven Sturdevant ended his evening in third. Springfield’s Jake Mayden got fourth followed by Gus Cooper, of Creswell, in fifth.

In the Late Models, a strong seventeen car field would be in attendance. Coos Bay’s Preston Luckman and Sweet Home native Kye Frick would battle with one another for the lead in the opening laps. Frick would secure it before he would be in danger of losing the top spot. Bricen James, doing double duty, would get around Frick and stayed there once he secured the position.

Rob Campos, of Scio, finished second while Kye Frick ended the night in third. Salem’s Britton Donahoo wound up fourth followed by Dan Deibele, of Lebanon, in fifth. Earlier in the evening, in qualifying, Bricen James would set a new track record with a time of 12.373 seconds. At the end of the night, Donahoo would be the 2016 CGS Late Model champion. It was his first time ever winning a title at Cottage Grove.

Last but not least were the Quality RV Repair Hornets. James Simmons, of Eugene, got to the front in the early beginnings but would lose the lead on lap six. Josh Corley, out of Westfir, would stay there for a long time and looked to be on his way to his seventh win. But with just a couple of laps to go Veneta’s Joe Maricle would get around him and get to the checkers. It was Maricle’s eighth victory of the season.

Chris Pierce, of Cottage Grove, was the second place finisher while Sutherlin’s Bernie Bryant got third. James Simmons crossed the wire in fourth place and Springfield’s K.C. Scott completed the top five in fifth. Maricle would also win the track championship for the second time in his career and his first title since 2013.

Cottage Grove Speedway is done racing in 2016 but will be having a Monster Truck/Freestyle Motocross event coming up. The dates are Friday, September 16th and Saturday, the 17th and more information can be found at www.cottagegrovespeedway.com or by visiting the track’s Facebook page.

 

 

 

It's Carson McCarl Topping the UMSS Portion of the Richert Memorial New Richmond, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (9-10-16)

The final event on the schedule for the UMSS winged sprint car division is also one of more prestigious events held in the Upper Midwest each season. This year was the 16th Annual Jerry Richert Sr. Memorial featuring the IRA Outlaw Sprints, the UMSS Winged Sprints and the UMSS Traditional Sprints. Winning this race is always special, and young Carson McCarl of Altoona, IA etched his name in the record books as he led the final 21 laps in the UMSS winged sprint car feature race to claim his first-ever series victory. From the famous McCarl racing family out of Iowa, Carson had run several times in the past with the UMSS. Coming north for the double header memorial races at Princeton and Cedar Lake, McCarl more than made the trip worthwhile with his $2,000 victory on Saturday night. McCarl celebrated his win along with his team in Rock Auto Victory Lane. Commenting after the races, McCarl indicated how much fun he had during the weekend and said, "See you next year at this event."

The other significant battle going on during the UMSS feature race was of course the battle for the UMSS GRP Motorsports High Five Championship Bonus and series point title. Ryan Bowers of Ham Lake had seen his 48 point lead erased the night before at Princeton, as both he and three-time series champion Jerry Richert, Jr. of Forest Lake came into the night TIED for the top spot in the standings. Simply put, the driver who finished the feature race in front of the other would end up winning the championship. To add another interesting twist to the chase for the championship, Bowers would find himself behind the wheel of the potent 34DD Donnohue car while Richert drove his own car with the number 62 on it in an attempt to win the race that he so dearly would like to win. The night before at Princeton, Richert was in the 34DD car. Bowers own 199 car had too much damage from the night before, so Pat Donnohue stepped up and put him in the 34DD car with the Mastell Racing Brothers motor in the car. That set the stage for the evening.

Following heat race wins by John Schulz, Derrik Lusk and Bowers, the Challenge Races were won by Jamie Ball and Rager Phillips. The all-important double round of points earned would see Bowers, McCarl, Schulz and Lee Grosz earn the chance to draw for the top four starting spots. For the second night in a row, Schulz drew the pole position with Bowers sitting outside. Bowers blasted into the early lead with McCarl trailing. Matching his car number, McCarl took control on lap 6 and would not relinquish the lead. The race was slowed on three occasions, the first with four laps in when Phillips spun in turn 4. After McCarl got the lead, Lee Grosz eventually worked his way into second on lap 11. The laps clicked off under green until Grosz appeared to make contact with the outside concrete wall just before turn 3 and flipped over once to bring out the red. Grosz was towed to the pits with front end damage. Phillips had some problems again in turn 4 on the restart and spun to bring out the final caution and end his night.

McCarl led the remainder of the race, as the feature actually ran 26 laps instead of 25 (an extra bonus lap for the fans). Those following the UMSS point battle were focused on Bowers and Richert. Bowers had slid back a few positions in the field and in the waning laps, Richert closed in but came up one spot short at the checkers. Brooke Tatnell crossed the finish line in second behind McCarl, but Tatnell failed to cross the scales after the race and was disqualified. This moved Derrik Lusk up to the $1,000 second spot, and he also earned the $150 GRP Motorsports Hard Charger Award. Finishing third was John Schulz ahead of Bowers and Richert. Rounding out the top ten finishers was Graf, Ball, Mark Toews, Leigh Thomas and Dean Brown.

Chris Graf handily won his second consecutive Midwest Power Series title and the top prize of $1,000. Following the races, the Midwest Power Series Dice Roll Gamble took place at UMSS pit headquarters. The top ten drivers in the Midwest Powers Series points earned the chance to throw four dice in order to see if they might win $100,000. The top two finishers in the UMSS Traditional sprint car feature were also given an opportunity to roll the dice. For the ten Midwest Power Series drivers, a $500 bonus from GRP Motorsports was on the line for the driver who rolled the highest point total on their dice. In order to win the $100,000 top prize, a driver would have to roll and have all four dice come up with the UMSS logo on the top. Nobody won the $100,000 prize, but Dean Brown rolled a total of 23 points on his dice (the UMSS logo counted as a six for this purpose) and won the $500 GRP Bonus. That means Brown only missed the big prize by one die. That is close for sure, and a smiling Dean Brown gladly accepted the $500 prize.

Congrats to Ryan Bowers on winning his second UMSS winged sprint car championship by a mere three points over Richert. Lee Grosz ended up winning the most feature races (3) during the weather abbreviated 13 race season. Bowers and Graf won twice. Single wins went to Richert, Lusk, Tony Norem and McCarl. Jackson wins for the show point only co-sanctioned races went to Scott Winters and Chris Martin. The UMSS wishes to thank all drivers, crews, teams, fans and sponsors for a successful winged sprint car racing season. Check out the news, results and other information on the UMSS website at www.umsprints.com or visit us on our Facebook page.

UMSS Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway September 10, 2016 (Race #13 of 13 on the season) 16th Annual Jerry Richert Sr. Memorial

Midwest Power Equip & GRP Motorsports 16th Annual Jerry Richert Sr Memorial Feature (26 Laps): 1. 6-Carson McCarl[4]; 2. 2L-Derrik Lusk[10]; 3. 99-John Schulz[1]; 4. 34D-Ryan Bowers[2]; 5. 62-Jerry Richert Jr[6]; 6. 20G-Chris Graf[11]; 7. 5J-Jamie Ball[8]; 8. 5T-Mark Toews[13]; 9. 29-Leigh Thomas[14]; 10. 1D-Dean Brown[12]; 11. 91A-Reed Allex[16]; 12. 52-Jake Lempelius[17]; 13. 85T-Adam Tough[21]; 14. (DNF) 22P-Rager Phillips[9]; 15. (DNF) 4J-Lee Grosz[3]; 16. (DNF) 85-Jason Tostenson[15]; 17. (DNF) 7M-Bob McVitty[18]; 18. (DNF) 74-Roger McVitty[20]; 19. (DNF) 03-Jamey Ogston[19]; 20. (DNF) 13MJ-Brandon Halverson[7]; (DNS) 5-Devin Kline; (DNS) 22-Rick Kobs; (DNS) F16-Tony Rustad; (DQ) 14-Brooke Tatnell[5] Lap Leader: McCarl 1-26 (Race ran one extra lap.) Cautions: (3) 22P spin turn 4 with 4 laps in. 4J front end damage turn 3 with 19 laps in while running second. 22P spin turn 4 on restart. Note: 14 Tatnell finished second but was DQed after the race for not going to the scale.

Mastell Brothers Trailer Service Challenge Race 1 (11 Laps): 1. 5J-Jamie Ball[2]; 2. 62-Jerry Richert Jr[4]; 3. 6-Carson McCarl[7]; 4. 4J-Lee Grosz[5]; 5. 14-Brooke Tatnell[6]; 6. 2L-Derrik Lusk[8]; 7. 1D-Dean Brown[3]; 8. 91A-Reed Allex[11]; 9. 52-Jake Lempelius[9]; 10. 7M-Bob McVitty[10]; 11. 74-Roger McVitty[1]; (DNS) 22-Rick Kobs Lap Leader: Ball 1-11 No cautions.

Mastell Brothers Trailer Service Challenge Race 2 (11 Laps): 1. 22P-Rager Phillips[1]; 2. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson[4]; 3. 34D-Ryan Bowers[9]; 4. 99-John Schulz[8]; 5. 5T-Mark Toews[3]; 6. 20G-Chris Graf[7]; 7. 85-Jason Tostenson[10]; 8. 29-Leigh Thomas[6]; 9. 85T-Adam Tough[11]; 10. (DNF) 5-Devin Kline[5]; 11. (DNF) 03-Jamey Ogston[2]; (DNS) F16-Tony Rustad Lap Leader: Phillips 1-11 Cautions: (1) for 5 blew tire turn 3 and stopped with 6 laps in.

Meeks Video Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 99-John Schulz[2]; 2. 14-Brooke Tatnell[6]; 3. 5-Devin Kline[4]; 4. 1D-Dean Brown[7]; 5. 03-Jamey Ogston[3]; 6. 74-Roger McVitty[1]; 7. 7M-Bob McVitty[5]; 8. (DNF) F16-Tony Rustad[8] Lap Leader: Schulz 1-8. No cautions. F16 blew an engine and was done for the night.

Track Rat Photos Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 2L-Derrik Lusk[1]; 2. 20G-Chris Graf[3]; 3. 4J-Lee Grosz[7]; 4. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson[2]; 5. 5J-Jamie Ball[5]; 6. 22P-Rager Phillips[8]; 7. 85-Jason Tostenson[4]; 8. 22-Rick Kobs[6] Lap Leaders: Lusk 1, Graf 2, Lusk 3-8. No cautions.

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 34D-Ryan Bowers[2]; 2. 6-Carson McCarl[6]; 3. 29-Leigh Thomas[1]; 4. 62-Jerry Richert Jr[5]; 5. 5T-Mark Toews[4]; 6. 91A-Reed Allex[7]; 7. 52-Jake Lempelius[3]; 8. 85T-Adam Tough[8] Lap Leader: Bowers 1-8. No cautions.

 

 

Chris Graf Repeats Earlier Princeton Performance to Win Tabor Memorial Princeton, MN

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (9-9-16)

The Davey Tabor Memorial found a new home in 2016, as the fifth annual edition moved to the Princeton Speedway for the first time and also moved off of its familiar Memorial Day weekend date to the night before another big memorial race. A strong field of (21) UMSS winged sprints were on hand at the Princeton Speedway on September 8, and when the final checkered flag flew in their feature, Chris Graf of Glencoe had once again passed Brooke Tatnell in another exciting 25 lap UMSS feature to become the winner of the 5th Annual Davey Tabor Memorial. Graf celebrated with his crew in Rock Auto Victory Lane for his second consecutive Princeton win, having won the Billy Anderson Memorial back on August 19 in similar fashion. Graf won $2,334 for his effort and increased his lead in the Midwest Power Series standings coming into the final night at Cedar Lake Speedway.

The UMSS ran their usual double round of qualifiers with heat race wins going to Tatnell, Rager Phillips from Pleasantville, IA and Lee Grosz. Each driver earned $34 for their heat race victory from GRP Motorsports in honor of Dave & Margaret Tabor's car number 34TW. The Challenge races were won by John Schulz from West Burlington, IA and Graf. Margaret Tabor paid $34 to each winner. Grosz, Tatnell, Schulz and Jerry Richert, Jr. were the top four drivers in passing and finishing points. Schulz drew the pole position with Richert to his outside. Richert, a three-time UMSS champion, came into the night 48 points behind Ryan Bowers in his quest for a fourth championship. Bowers was looking for his second consecutive title. Bowers had a very rough heat race and Challenge race, as he rolled his sprint car over in each event after launching off of the top of turn three. Repairs were made and his familiar 199 Mastell Brothers Racing sprint car was able to start the feature.

The 25 lap Davey Tabor Memorial feature would see 20 of the 21 cars on hand take the green flag. Only Reed Allex, who blew his motor in hot laps, was unable to start. The feature would also see another exciting and very entertaining race play out for the fans. Richert led the opening lap by inches over his brother-in-law Tatnell. Tatnell quickly got by Richert in turns 1 & 2 and took the lead, a lead many fans figured he would not relinquish. Tatnell led six laps before Graf, who had come from his fifth starting spot, snuck by to lead lap 8. Tatnell immediately grabbed the top spot back and again led six more laps before Graf regained the lead on lap 15. The next lap saw the lone caution flag wave when Jamey Ogston came to a stop on the front stretch with front end damage on his car. Under this caution, Bowers pulled into the infield.

On the restart, Tatnell tried to take the top spot back but Graf was strong. During the final ten lap green flag run to the checkers, Graf would open up a bit of a lead only to see Tatnell close back in. Tatnell pulled alongside Graf on one occasion but could not regain the lead. At the checkers, Chris Graf had turned in another great run at Princeton for his second UMSS victory of the season as well. Tatnell had to settle for second. Lee Grosz finished third ahead of Richert and Brandon, SD racer Tommy Barber. Rounding out the top ten finishers were Schulz, Carson McCarl from 14th, Derrik Lusk, Knoxville, IA driver Jamie Ball and Dean Brown. Tatnell earned $1,234 for his runner-up finish. Every finishing position in the feature race ended with $34 thanks to Margaret Tabor and GRP. Margaret even added $34 on to Reed Allex's tow money, so his pay number would also end in 34. Midwest Power Equipment also added a nice chunk of money into the top two spots in the feature.

With Ryan Bowers' misfortune during the evening, the UMSS season championship point standings got as tight as they ever could be heading into the final event of the season, the 16th Annual Jerry Richert Sr. Memorial at the Cedar Lake Speedway the following night. Bowers and Richert will come to CLS tied for the top spot, meaning who ever finishes the highest between those two drivers will win the title. A person really cannot write a better script than that race fans! Chris Graf passed Bowers in the Midwest Power Series point standings and will carry a fairly comfortable 47 point margin into the final race in that five race series. Graf won the Midwest Power Series title last year, and he put himself into a really good position to claim the $1,000 top prize once again in 2016. Check out the news, results and other information on the UMSS website at www.umsprints.com or visit us on our Facebook page.

UMSS Race Results - Princeton Speedway September 9, 2016 (Race #12) 5th Annual Davey Tabor Memorial

Midwest Power Equip & GRP Motorsports 5th Annual Davey Tabor Memorial Feature (25 Laps): 1. 20G-Chris Graf[5]; 2. 14-Brooke Tatnell[4]; 3. 4J-Lee Grosz[3]; 4. 34D-Jerry Richert Jr[2]; 5. 75-Tommy Barber[6]; 6. 99-John Schulz[1]; 7. 6-Carson McCarl[14]; 8. 2L-Derrik Lusk[9]; 9. 5J-Jamie Ball[15]; 10. 1D-Dean Brown[10]; 11. 5-Devin Kline[17]; 12. 85-Jason Tostenson[7]; 13. 29-Leigh Thomas[16]; 14. F16-Tony Rustad[12]; 15. 52-Jake Lempelius[18]; 16. 85T-Adam Tough[20]; 17. (DNF) 22P-Rager Phillips[13]; 18. (DNF) 22-Jeff Pellersels[11]; 19. (DNF) 03-Jamey Ogston[8]; 20. (DNF) 199-Ryan Bowers[19]; (DNS) 91A-Reed Allex Lap Leaders: Richert 1, Tatnell 2-7, Graf 8, Tatnell 9-14, Graf 15-25. Cautions: (1) yellow with 15 laps scored for 03 stopped on front stretch with front end damage. Very entertaining feature race once again at Princeton!

Margaret Tabor & GRP Motorsports Challenge Race 1 (10 Laps): 1. 99-John Schulz[5]; 2. 4J-Lee Grosz[7]; 3. 1D-Dean Brown[1]; 4. 34D-Jerry Richert Jr[6]; 5. 22-Jeff Pellersels[3]; 6. 2L-Derrik Lusk[4]; 7. 5J-Jamie Ball[9]; 8. 5-Devin Kline[2]; 9. 52-Jake Lempelius[8]; 10. 85T-Adam Tough[10] Lap Leaders: Brown 1-4, Schulz 5-10. Cautions: (1) yellow for 22 spin exiting turn 2 on opening lap.

Margaret Tabor & GRP Motorsports Challenge Race 2 (10 Laps): 1. 20G-Chris Graf[3]; 2. 14-Brooke Tatnell[8]; 3. 85-Jason Tostenson[2]; 4. 75-Tommy Barber[5]; 5. 03-Jamey Ogston[6]; 6. F16-Tony Rustad[9]; 7. (DNF) 29-Leigh Thomas[1]; 8. (DNF) 6-Carson McCarl[4]; 9. (DNF) 22P-Rager Phillips[7]; 10. (DNF) 199-Ryan Bowers[10]; (DNS) 91A-Reed Allex Lap Leaders: Tostenson 1-3, Graf 4-10. Cautions: (1) red for crash in turn 3 with 1 lap in involving 29,6,22P while 199 went over berm and flipped for the second time during the evening.

Meeks Video Heat 1 (7 Laps): 1. 14-Brooke Tatnell[1]; 2. 75-Tommy Barber[3]; 3. 2L-Derrik Lusk[4]; 4. 85-Jason Tostenson[6]; 5. 1D-Dean Brown[2]; 6. 5J-Jamie Ball[5]; 7. 199-Ryan Bowers[7] Lap Leader: Tatnell 1-7. Cautions: (1) red when 199 shot over turn 3 berm and flipped with one lap in the books.

Track Rat Photos Heat 2 (7 Laps): 1. 22P-Rager Phillips[1]; 2. 34D-Jerry Richert Jr[3]; 3. 6-Carson McCarl[4]; 4. 22-Jeff Pellersels[2]; 5. 29-Leigh Thomas[6]; 6. F16-Tony Rustad[5]; (DNS) 91A-Reed Allex Lap Leader: Phillips 1-7. No cautions. 91A scratched for the night with engine failure in hot laps.

Margaret Tabor & GRP Motorsports Heat 3 (7 Laps): 1. 4J-Lee Grosz[2]; 2. 03-Jamey Ogston[4]; 3. 99-John Schulz[5]; 4. 20G-Chris Graf[1]; 5. 5-Devin Kline[3]; 6. 52-Jake Lempelius[6]; 7. 85T-Adam Tough[7] Lap Leader: Grosz 1-7. Cautions: (1) yellow when infield tire got kicked out into the lower lane in turn 2 with 6 laps in requiring a G-W-C dash to the checkers.

 

 

Bailey Hibbard Wins Extreme Sprint Car Feature, Cox Wins Triple Crown Series Championship

By Don Martin II White City, Oregon...September 10...Taking the lead from Raquel Ivie on lap 20, Bailey Hibbard went on to win the 25 lap Extreme Sprint Car Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. It was the first win of B. Hibbard's career and paid $800. Ivie settled for a $500 second. The race was also the third leg of the Triple Crown Series, which paid $1000 to the champion in a winner take all format. Kinzer Cox had a third at Cottage Grove, a second at Coos Bay and a fourth at Southern Oregon to overtake David Hibbard for the winner's prize, which also included a nice trophy. Coos Bay winner D. Hibbard was running second when he blew a motor. He claimed the second place trophy in the Triple Crown Series, while Ivie received a trophy for third.

D. Hibbard kicked off the night with an eight lap heat race win ahead of Cox. Ivie impressed with a heat race win of her own ahead of Dusty Redmond. The feature lineup was determined by the finishing order of the six lap A and B Dashes. D. Hibbard earned the pole with his A Dash win ahead of Ivie. Camden Robustelli won the B Dash ahead of Jeffrey Hudson. Anthony Pope struggled all night to get his car to run and was a Main Event scratch.

Ivie had the outside front row starting spot for the feature and raced into the lead at the start ahead of D. Hibbard and his son B. Hibbard. Ivie set a good pace in the early laps as D. Hibbard got settled in. Slowly, D. Hibbard began to reel Ivie in. As D. Hibbard caught Ivie on the back stretch, a puff of smoke came from his motor and he slowed off the pace. Thoughtfully, he pulled off the track into the Turn 4 infield to keep the race caution free. Ivie was coming up on two slower cars and seemed a bit tentative in making a move. This allowed B. Hibbard to move up quickly and challenge her for the lead. Cox was running in third until a low move in Turn 4 of the 19th lap gained Cooper Desbiens the position. On lap 20, B. Hibbard made an outside pass on the back stretch to take the lead from Ivie. Once he grabbed the lead, B. Hibbard pulled away just a little bit for the impressive victory. Desbiens caught Ivie, but she held him off for the second place finish. Cox settled for fourth ahead of Redmond and Hudson.

Extreme Sprint Cars Heat 1-David Hibbard, Kinzer Cox, Bailey Hibbard, Jeffrey Hudson, Cody Fendley. Heat 2-Raquel Ivie, Dusty Redmond, Camden Robustelli, Cooper Desbiens. A Dash-David Hibbard, Raquel Ivie, Kinzer Cox, Bailey Hibbard, Dusty Redmond. B Dash-Camden Robustelli, Jeffrey Hudson, Cody Fendley. Main Event-Bailey Hibbard, Raquel Ivie, Cooper Desbiens, Kinzer Cox, Dusty Redmond, Jeffrey Hudson, Camden Robustelli, Cody Fendley, David Hibbard, Anthony Pope (DNS).

Final Triple Crown Points

Kinzer Cox 407 David Hibbard 405 Raquel Ivie 396 Cooper Desbiens 378 Bailey Hibbard 258

 

 

MOWA     Urish Conquers Jacksonville Makeup

On a weekend when we thought racing wasn't going to happen because of mother nature, Jacksonville Speedway stepped up to the plate and on short notice made it happen. Rain cancelled Jacksonville Speedway show on Friday and Spoon River on Saturday, but Jacksonville Speedway stepped up to the plate and worked hard all day long and rescheduled the Friday even to for saturday evening after Spoon River cancelled.

Neal Tire Midwest Open Wheel Association Sprint Car Series presented by Casey’s General Store Results

from Jacksonville Speedway, IL, on September 10, 2016 (24 Cars Entered)

25 Lap Feature: 1. #77u Chris Urish; 2. #6R Ryan Bunton; 3. #44 AJ Bruns; 4. #29 Joey Moughan; 5. #6B Andy Baugh; 6. #2 Parker Price-Miller; 7. #79J Jacob Patton; 8. #83 Aaron Andruskevitch; 9. #52F Logan Faucon; 10. #1m Jim Moughan; 11. #5D Zach Daum; 12. #12 Jerrod Hull; 13. #22 Bret Tripplett; 14. #51J Ryan Jamison; 15. #49 Josh Schneiderman; 16. #6 Mario Clouser; 17. #9 Paul Nienhiser; 18. #85 Mike Terry, Jr.; 19. #47H Jimmy Hurley; 20. #25 Jake Blackhurst.

Heat 1 Finish: (Top 5 Advanced to A-Main) 1. #77U Chris Urish; 2. #22 Bret Tripplett; 3. #85 Mike Terry, Jr.; 4. #12H Jerrod Hull; 5. #1M Jim Moughan; 6. #6B Andy Baugh; 7. #25 Jake Blackhurst; 8. #15 Bobby Mincer.

Heat 2 Finish: (Top 5 Advanced to A-Main) 1. #9 Paul Nienhiser; 2. #6R Ryan Bunton; 3. #29 Joey Moughan; 4. #2 Parker Price-Miller; 5. #49 Josh Schneiderman; 6. #79J Jacob Patton; 7. #10s Jeremy Standridge; 8. #51J Ryan Jamison.

Heat 3 Finish: (Top 5 Advanced to A-Main) 1. #5D Zach Daum; 2. #47H Jimmy Hurley; 3. #44 AJ Bruns; 4. #83 Aaron Andruskevitch; 5. #52F Logan Faucon; 6. #21K Kameron Key; 7. #6 Mario Clouser; 8. #14 James Fifield.

B-Main #1 Finish: (Top 5 Advanced to A-Main) 1. #6B Andy Baugh; 2. #25 Jake Blackhurst; 3. #6 Mario Clouser; 4. #79J Jacob Patton; 5. #51J Ryan Jamison; 6. #Bobby Mincer; 7. #14F James Fifield; 8. #21K Kameron Key; 9. #10s Jeremy Standridge.

Qualifying: 1. #77u Chris Urish 10.823 (83.156 mph); 2. #29 Joey Moughan 10.915; 3. #83 Aaron Andruskevitch 11.032; 4. #85 Mike Terry, Jr. 11.043; 5. #2 Parker Price-Miller 11.152; 6. #44 AJ Bruns 11.159; 7. #22 Bret Tripplett 11.176; 8. #6R Ryan Bunton 11.179; 9. #5D Zach Daum 11.309; 10. #12H Jerrod Hull 11.328; 11. #9 Paul Nienhiser 11.422; 12. #47H Jimmy Hurley 11.461; 13. #6B Andy Baugh 11.474; 14. #79J Jacob Patton 11.484; 15. #52F Logan Faucon 11.563; 16. #1M Jim Moughan 11.585; 17. #49 Josh Schneiderman 11.631; 18. #21K Kameron Key 11.799; 19. #15 Bobby Mincer 11.808; 20. #10s Jeremy Standridge 11.885; 21. #6 Mario Clouser 11.913; 22. #25 Jake Blackhurst 11.994; 23. #51J Ryan Jamison 12.033; 24. #14F James Fifield 12.290.

Contingency Winners were: Racing Optics Tear Offs (5th Place Finisher in A-Main) Non-Member; Vahlco Wheels Hard Luck Award – #10s Jeremy Standridge; BMRS Hard Charger Award – #79J Jacob Patton (19thto 7th in A-Main); and DMI 10th Place Finisher in A-Main #1M Jim Moughan.

drivers-jacksonville-il_dsc0333_811Drivers also showed their support for BC during intermission by holding the the number 21 which was the car number that Bryan Clauson drove for when winning the Herb Barlow Memorial a few years back.

NEXT SHOW FOR MOWA: October 7 & 8, 2016, at Tri-City Speedway for the Gold Crown Midget Nationals.

 

 

Steve Poirier holds off Mark Smith for Lucas Oil ESS win at Can-Am

By Dean Reynolds

LaFARGEVILLE. NY – It was the third time the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) made an attempt to hold and event at the Can-Am Motorsports Park in 2016. Quebec’s Steve Poirier was glad the third time was the charm as he held off Pa.’s Mark Smith to pick up ESS career win #62

The victory all but clinched his 7th ESS championship and was the ninth time he visited victory lane for this season. He took home $2,100 for another Mach 1 Chassis A-Main and also got valuable points for the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour and the SUNY Canton Series. But, Steve would be the first to tell you he had a little luck on this night.

Teenager Paulie Colagiovanni jumped out from his pole starting spot to lead the early stages of the event. Poirier, who started in sixth, worked his way quickly to the front and started to real in the leading #10C. “He (Paulie) was running the top and I had a feeling his lane was going to go away. I thought the track was going to take rubber even though I still felt good on the top also,” Poirier continued. “On the restart (Lap 12) he took the outside and I felt he opened up the chance for me.”

When starter Matt Burdick waved the green, Colagiovanni did take off first but when the duo reached turn one Poirier had a open slot down low to drive in hard and pull out with the lead coming off turn two. “It was open on the bottom and I just came out with the lead. I felt comfortable until Mark (Smith) showed me there was a better line,” Steve dead-panned. “I got lucky, when he got under me I thought I might have lost the race right there.”

Just as Smith took the lead, yellow lights came on for a stopped Dave Axton who slipped off turn four. Under ESS rules, the event goes back to the last completed lap so that gave Poirier the lead back. “When Mark did that I knew the bottom was now the place to be so I chose the bottom on the restart to keep him behind me. When we did go back racing it seemed to work,” noted Poirier.

Indeed he was right, even one more late race restart the #28FM chose the bottom and he held off Smith’s Mach 1 Chassis #M1 right to the checkered flag and to another victory. For Smith, he echoed the very same remarks as Steve.

“I got by him and thought this was going to be the pass for the win but the yellow came on. I was like ‘darn it’. I knew I would have to go back to second,” Smith continued. “When we did go green it took me a few laps to get going and I thought I still might had a chance to try and get by. But, we had that late caution and that did me in.”

When the checkers were waiving Poirier did beat Smith by a few lengths to the line with a happy Colagiovanni coming home in third. “I had a good car I just think my lane I was running went away,” he went on with a smile though. “Hey, when you finish third to those two, you have to be happy. I just have to thank Kenny (Murphy, his crew chief.) for giving me such a good car all night.”

Matt Tanner advanced 11 positions to earn the hard charger honors and a fourth place finish with Shawn Donath collecting fifth.

A total of 27 sprints in the pits with Charlie Caprara taking over the promotional duties for the half-mile. Fans got a show with lightening in sky during the entire A-Main but the 25 lapper was completed with no issues.

Mach 1 Chassis A-Main – Steve Poirier ($2,100), Mark Smith ($1,025), Paulie Colagiovanni ($825), Matt Tanner ($780), Shawn Donath ($565), Tommy Wickham ($660), Jason Barney ($430), Sam Reakes IV ($470), Paul Kinney ($460), Chad Miller ($400), Parker Evans ($460), Matt Billings ($370), Yan Bilodeau ($300), Chris Jones ($290), Tim Axton ($310), Brandon Kidd ($330), Jonathan Preston ($275), Jeff Cook ($275), Pete Richardson ($350), Dylan Swiernik ($275), Dave Axton ($350), Coleman Gulick ($275)

Lap Leaders – Colagiovanni (1-12), Poirier (13-25)

Car Mate Trailers Heat 1 – Poirier, Swiernik, Miller, Reakes IV, Billings, Tanner

Car Mate Trailers Heat 2 – Colagiovanni, Smith, Preston, Barney, Evans, Richardson

Car Mate Trailers Heat 3 – T. Axton, Gulick, Donath, Wickham, Kinney, D. Axton

Cobra Coaches Dash – Tanner, Evans, Billings, Kinney, D. Axton, Richardson

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Kidd, Jones, Cook, Bilodeau

Did Not Qualify – Paul Pekkonen, Alex Hill, James Hanson, Lee Ladouceur, Derrick Juliano

Bonuses:

Beard Sewer and Drain Best Time – Poirier, Smith, Cook - $25

Cobra Coaches Dash – Tanner ($100), Evans ($75), Billings ($50), Kinney ($25), D. Axton ($25), Richardson ($25)

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

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Poirier $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Kidd ($50)

E&V Energy – Reakes, Richardson $50

Ohsweken Speedway 21st Anniversary – D. Axton $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Donath $35

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Poirier, Colagiovanni, T. Axton $25

911 Restoration – Kinney, Evans $25

Lucas Oil ESS 7-12 Challenge – None - $600 Sept. 2 at Thunder Mtn.

Hoosier Tires – Donath $200

Vahlco Wheels – Wickham $190

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints: Web: www.empiresupersprints.com Twitter: @ESSprints

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The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, Einstein Construction Group, SUNY Canton, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, Insinger Performance, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Beard Sewer and Drain, Cobra Coaches, 911 Restoration, Westward Painting Company, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, Panther Frameworx, YorkMont Auctions,, Engler Machine and Tool, Northwood 2 Construction, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors

 

 

Courtney wins BOSS thriller, Anderson in Stocks at Millstream

Findlay OH 09/11/2016

Millstream Speedway swung open the gates on Sunday September 11th on a beautiful late summer day for racing. "Sunshine" Tyler Courtney picked up the BOSS series feature win with "Tuff" Tony Anderson bagging the Stock/Truck A Main.

In the 25 lap Rick's Truck and Equipment B.O.S.S. A Main, No. 18 Jarrett Andretti and No. 57 Shane Cottle led the field to green, with Cottle grabbing the early lead. Tyler Courtney wasted no time charging from 9th to 3rd by lap 3 and on lap 6, made his way to the runner up spot. Cottle set a blistering pace early, closing on lapped traffic on lap 8. Courtney would use the lapped cars to close in on Cottle on lap 11, but before he could make a move, BOSS points leader Shawn Westerfield flipped his No. 89 machine exiting turn 2, bringing out the red flag. Westerfield would walk away from the crash but his night was over. On the restart, Cottle would hold the lead with Courtney patiently stalking the leader. On lap 16, Courtney pulled the trigger on a big slide job in turns 1&2, but Cottle would cross back over to retain the point. Caution would wave again on lap 17 for No. 57B Brandon Spithaler as he would come to t stop in turn 4. On the restart, Courtney immediately resumed the attack on Cottle, throwing another big slider in turns 1 and 2, this time Cottle crossed back over and the 2 made contact down the back straightaway, allowing Andretti to grab the 2nd spot briefly from Courtney, before the caution would wave again, negating the pass. On the restart Courtney would wait a lap before taking the lead from Cottle on the 19th circuit, with Andretti going to 2nd on the same lap. Andretti's run would end on lap 22 after contact with the turn 3 and 4 wall sent the No. 18 end over end. Andretti would walk away unhurt. Courtney would hold off No. 9x Cooper Clouse, No. 21K Kody Swanson, Cottle, and No.77 Dustin Smith.

In the Stock Car/V8 Truck feature, No. 23 Casey Barr, and No. 8KB Kent Brewer would bring the field to green, but No. 22T Tony Anderson would make a daring move before the leaders made it to turn 1 to go 4 wide and grab the lead. No. 7 Jordan Conover would fall into 2nd and tried several different lines throughout the feature to challenge Anderson, but also had the No. 99J of Donnie Jeschke to contend with throughout the 18 lap A Main. Anderson would prove to be too strong, with Conover Jeschke and No.7B Shawn Valenti rolling through the final corner 3 wide battling for 2nd. Conover would be runner-up, followed by Jeschke, Valenti, and Brewer.

Millstream Speedway roars back to life for the final time in 2016 on SATURDAY night October 15th for the "Trick or Treat 30s" $5000 awaits the winners of 30 lap features for the 410 Winged Sprints, and the Non Wing Sprints. 305 Sprints will compete for $1000 to win and the Stocks/Trucks will also be in action. Check out our website at www.millstreamspeedway.net for admission prices, gate times, and all the details on this big event

Millstream Speedway - 9/11/2016

BOSS Sprints (40 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Buckeye Machine, Forest, OH (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 5C-Tyler Courtney[8] ; 2. 33M-Matt Westfall[3] ; 3. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[5] ; 4. 14-Chad Wilson[7] ; 5. 9N-Luke Hall[6] ; 6. 71-Stratton Briggs[1] ; 7. 32M-Derek Hastings[2] ; 8. 3-Joe Butera[4]

Heat 2 - American Racer Tire(Lias Tire) (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 18-Jarett Andretti[4] ; 2. 21K-Kody Swanson[2] ; 3. 77-Dustin Smith[5] ; 4. 8-Andy Feil[1] ; 5. 12-Chris Gurley[6] ; 6. 19-Matt Cooley[7] ; 7. 21H-Travis Hery[8] ; 8. 17-Kevin Myers[3]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tire (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 89-Shawn Westerfield[5] ; 2. 18D-Bobby Distel[8] ; 3. 24L-Lee Underwood[2] ; 4. 2-Mike Galajda[3] ; 5. 5-Bob McMillen[4] ; 6. 25B-Mark Blausey[6] ; 7. 100-Jim Payne[7] ; 8. J1-Mark Shultz[1]

Heat 4 - Superior Bearing, Bradenton, Florida (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 57-Shane Cottle[5] ; 2. 4J-Justin Owen[1] ; 3. 320-Bill Rose[6] ; 4. 4-Michael Fischesser[2] ; 5. 0-Steve Irwin[8] ; 6. 46-Cody Gardener[4] ; 7. 91X-Aaron Middaugh[3] ; 8. 44-Joe Liguori[7]

Heat 5 - Southeast Harley Davidson, Cleveland, OH (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 9X-Cooper Clouse[2] ; 2. 7K-Dallas Hewitt[8] ; 3. 24-Landon Simon[4] ; 4. 57B-Brandon Spithaler[1] ; 5. 53-Steve Little[3] ; 6. 86-Rick Holley[6] ; 7. 23L-Corbin Loggins[5] ; 8. 23S-Kyle Simon[7]

B-Main #1 - Griff's Engines, Sandusky, Ohio (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 9N-Luke Hall[1] ; 2. 44-Joe Liguori[10] ; 3. 53-Steve Little[3] ; 4. 32M-Derek Hastings[6] ; 5. 17-Kevin Myers[9] ; 6. 19-Matt Cooley[4] ; 7. 5-Bob McMillen[2] ; 8. 100-Jim Payne[7] ; 9. 46-Cody Gardener[5]

B-Main #2 - Fast Signs, Dayton Ohio (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 23S-Kyle Simon[10] ; 2. 12-Chris Gurley[1] ; 3. 0-Steve Irwin[2] ; 4. 21H-Travis Hery[6] ; 5. 91X-Aaron Middaugh[7] ; 6. 71-Straton Briggs[3] ; 7. 86-Rick Holley[5] ; 8. 3-Joe Butera[8] ; 9. J1-Mark Shultz[9] ; 10. 25B-Mark Blausey[4]

A-Main - Rick's Truck and Equipment, Kenton, Ohio (25 Laps) 1. 5C-Tyler Courtney[9]; 2. 9X-Cooper Clouse[5]; 3. 21K-Kody Swanson[6]; 4. 57-Shane Cottle[2]; 5. 77-Dustin Smith[12]; 6. 23S-Kyle Simon[22]; 7. 33M-Matt Westfall[8]; 8. 12-Chris Gurley[24]; 9. 4J-Justin Owen[7]; 10. 14-Chad Wilson[16]; 11. 24L-Lee Underwood[13]; 12. 7K-Dallas Hewitt[10]; 13. 44-Joe Liguori[23]; 14. 18D-Bobby Distel[3]; 15. 9N-Luke Hall[21]; 16. 2-Mike Galajda[18]; 17. 4-Michael Fischesser[19]; 18. 8-Andy Feil[17]; 19. 18-Jarett Andretti[1]; 20. 24-Landon Simon[15]; 21. 320-Bill Rose[14]; 22. 57B-Brandon Spithaler[20]; 23. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[11]; 24. 89-Shawn Westerfield[4] Hard Charger: 23S-Kyle Simon[+16]

Stocks (19 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 22T-Tony Anderson[1] ; 2. 7V-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 3. 99J-Donnie Jeschke[8] ; 4. 8KB-Kent Brewer[10] ; 5. 27-Frank Paladino[4] ; 6. 1C-Brandon Clark[6] ; 7. 1W-Mark Wooten[2] ; 8. 87-Chris Anderson[3] ; 9. 27B-Jay Boyd[7] ; 10. 99-Andrew King[9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 7-Jordan Conover[1] ; 2. 23-Casey Barr[3] ; 3. 69W-Jeff Warnick[4] ; 4. 20J-Jim Plotts[8] ; 5. 4M-Gabe Mueller[9] ; 6. 44-Scott Boyd Sr.[5] ; 7. 21-Andrew Trick[2] ; 8. T62-Curt Dickie[6] ; 9. 32-Scott Boyd Jr.[7]

A-Main - (18 Laps) 1. 22T-Tony Anderson[4]; 2. 7-Jordan Conover[3]; 3. 99J-Donnie Jeschke[5]; 4. 7V-Shawn Valenti[7]; 5. 8KB-Kent Brewer[2]; 6. 27-Frank Paladino[8]; 7. 1C-Brandon Clark[10]; 8. 69W-Jeff Warnick[6]; 9. 99-Andrew King[18]; 10. 1W-Mark Wooten[12]; 11. 44-Scott Boyd Sr.[11]; 12. 21-Andrew Trick[13]; 13. 87-Chris Anderson[14]; 14. 27B-Jay Boyd[16]; 15. 23-Casey Barr[1]; 16. 4M-Gabe Mueller[9]; 17. T62-Curt Dickie[15] Hard Charger: 99-Andrew King[+9]

 

 

8th Annual US National Dirt Track Championships @ Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track, 9/9-10/16

By JM Hallas

Ft. Worth, TX.,(Sept. 10Th, 2016)After a full night of racing in the Limited Modifieds and Factory Stocks, Eight drivers from each class had already claimed their starting spots for the USNDTC event. Brandon Kenny took the win, easily outdistancing the field after taking command at the one-third point. Kale Westover, Gabe Tucker, Derick Grigsby, Tracy Denby jr., Robert Vetter, Dustin Robinson and Jacob Pirkle also finished in qualifying spots for Limited Modifieds.

In the Factory Stocks it was Justin Whitehead getting the victory while Jimmy Day, Bo Day, Chris Davis, Jamey Lough, Jason Gore, Casey Lyles and Tim Clonch scored the other transfer spots on from Friday night. The biggest news was two-time winner, Taylor Carver, who had problems while leading, failing to qualify on night one. He'll have his work cut out tonight if he plans on completing the three-peat.

The remaining starting spots would be filled through qualifiers and last chance races, with two drivers getting provisional's from a blind draw of pre-registered entrants.

The ASCS Red River Region Sprint Cars would run a full program of heat races(taking the top 16 in passing points) and B-mains(top x transfer) to fill their 24-car field for the big 25 lap, $3,000 to win A-main.

Brandon Hanks rolls into the weekend 168 points ahead of defending tour champion, Kade Morton. With only four races left on the schedule, this weekend could easily determine the championship standings. Fred Mattox holds third in points with Jake Greider and Mickey Walker rounding out the top-five.

Herrera Hot for TMS Trophy

Johnny Herrera(Albuquerque, NM) was on fire Saturday night going wire to wire for US National Dirt Track Championship win. Herrera, who drew the pole, jumped out front on green and quickly distanced himself from John Carney. Carney was able to reel Herrera in during laps in traffic, but Herrera could pull back away. A late restart would put Danny Jennings on Herrera's tail. Jennings stumbled on green and Herrera was gone, on his way to the TMS trophy 'cowboy hat.'

As the 21-car ASCS Red River Region feature fired off it was Herrera getting out front. Carney was able to get past Wayne Johnson for second, with Brandon Long and Blake Hahn in the top five. Jennings, making an early charge, put a slide job on Hahn but made slight contact with Long. Both got straightened out and continued on. Jennings then picked off third from Johnson.

By lap 5 Herrera was already up on traffic giving Carney the chance to close in. The two ran nose to tail dicing through slower cars while Johnson, Hahn, Long and Brandon Hanks battled for fourth. At halfway it Herrera, pulling away again, Carney, Jennings, Hahn and Johnson. Herrera was quickly back in traffic with Carney lurking until Herrera ran the middle of two lappers leaving Carney.

As Carney got hung in traffic, Jennings ran him down and was looking inside. Jennings finally got by Carney for second, a half straight behind Herrera, while Hanks took fifth from Johnson. With five to go Caleb Martin made contact with Ryan Padgett, who looped it in turn 4 for the races only caution. The yellow erased Herrera's huge lead.

With Jennings now on Herrera's tail the green waved. Jennings got sideways, had to correct to miss the restart cone and Herrera was gone. Jennings was now left fighting with Carney for second. Jennings held him off with Hahn now challenging Carney. At the checkers it was Herrera in the Mesilla Valley Transportation, Champion Brands, Semi Crazy Truck Wash, Morton Excavating, Eaton Powder Coating, Ostrich Race Engines powered Maxim Chassis scoring the win.

"This is awesome, I love coming to Texas," said Herrera. "Starting on the pole helps a lot, but you always have some tough guys out there. Wayne Johnson started outside of us, and Blake Hahn was up there. There's six or seven good guys that could win this race. Track position was good, but we had a really good car. The longer we ran, the further away we got until that caution. We've run second here several times. I've always wanted to win here and finally got it."

"You never know about starting up front. Sometimes the track can change. In turns 1-2 you could move around there, but (turns)3-4 it was mainly around the bottom. I just hoped that I was making the right choices. I didn't ever hear anybody. When you start getting in lapped traffic you try to judge them. If you run in the corner and a lapped car can get away, you better be checking what's there. You have to pay attention to the track and run as hard as you can."

"I get little hand signals from my crew that let me know if I'm good where I'm at under caution. Then I know to keep doing what I'm doing if he shows me that I'm good. I just keep doing that and it worked out."

"I've run here some with the World of Outlaws when they raced here. I ran all the shows they had here. So I've had a lot of laps here. I've run OK here, had a little success but never could get the win. Tonight we finally we got it done."

ASCS Red River Region Sprint Cars

45x Johnny Herrera, 1j Danny Jennings, 52 Blake Hahn, 11x John Carney II, 84 Brandon Hanks, 2c Wayne Johnson, 3 Raven Culp, 2 Mickey Walker, 02 Brandon Long, 8m Kade Morton, 51 Caleb Martin, 2x Tucker Doughty, 26m Fred Mattox, 20g Jake Grieder, 98 Ryan Padgett, 3g Brian Gramm, 44 Jared Sewell, 58 Gary Floyd, 55 Brad Queen, 2k John Kelly, 05m Charles McManus

ASCS RRR heats

Heat 1; 52 Blake Hahn, 2 Mickey Walker, 45x Johnny Herrera, 26m Fred Mattox, 51 Caleb Martin, 98 Ryan Padgett, 3g Brian Gramm

Heat 2; 84 Brandon Hanks, 2c Wayne Johnson, 2k John Kelly, 2x Tucker Doughty,58 Gary Floyd, 44 Jared Sewell, 8m Kade Morton

Heat 3; 1j Danny Jennings, 11x John Carney II, 02 Brandon Long, 3 Raven Culp, 55 Brad Queen, 20g Jake Grieder, 05m Charles McManus

 

 

Dylan Westbrook Caps Championship Season With Win At Merrittville

By Clayton Johns, with files from Steven Petty

THOROLD, Ont. – September 9, 2016 – The Southern Ontario Sprints concluded their 2016 season at Merrittville Speedway on Friday night and rookie Dylan Westbrook capped a dream championship season with his seventh SOS win of 2016.

“All of the success I had this season is awesome. To get seven wins out of 11 races with the SOS, I never dreamt that would happen,” Westbrook said following the race.

Westbrook (No.47x Bradshaw Fuels) started on the pole for the 25-lap feature following a nine-driver redraw with Cory Turner (No.97 KT Tobacco) on the outside of the front row. The two drivers battled tooth and nail over the opening laps to pull away from the rest of the field. Tenth starting Ryan Susice (No.18 Young Drivers) was an early mover as he drove to sixth.

Turner challenged Westbrook for the lead several times and on lap five was right on the tail tank of the No.47x. Entering turn one on the sixth lap, Turner clipped Westbrook’s right-rear tire with his left front. Turner flipped wildly off the track and over the turn one wall. He was uninjured, but his car was destroyed. A roughly 10-minute red flag slowed the race while safety crews attended to Turner and the wreck.

When the race resumed, Susice was again on the move behind Westbrook. Jamie Turner (No.11 Insta-Panels) chased the race leader after restarting second. The race was slowed again on lap seven when Scott Sherk (No.43 eShine Car Care) spun at the top of Merrittville’s tricky fourth corner.

Westbrook continued to lead Jamie Turner on the restart and the two remained in that order until the halfway mark. Turner started to close on the leader, but Susice challenged him for second shortly thereafter. Susice took second from Turner on lap 16 and had nine laps to try and erase a two-second Westbrook advantage.

Susice got help from a busy group of lapped traffic that left no east escape for Westbrook. Over the final five laps, Susice narrowed the gap to less than a second in search of his second SOS win this season. Both drivers were clear of any traffic on the very slick track with two laps to go. It was clear Susice was closing, but the 25-lap distance didn’t provide him enough time to track down Westbrook.

Westbrook claimed the checkered flag just a half second ahead of Susice, his seventh SOS victory of the season. The 17-year-old Westbrook, an Oakland, Ont. native, entered the night with the Southern Ontario Sprints championship already clinched. A win in the final event solidified one of the most dominant seasons in Southern Ontario Sprints history.

“To know that in my rookie year I’ve won a championship is awesome. It’s a huge confidence booster,” Westbrook said. “I think it will help me out with other races having been to all these tracks. It really makes you feel good.”

The Southern Ontario Sprints will co-sanction next weekend’s Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at Ohsweken with the Empire Super Sprints, Patriot Sprint Tour and Great Lakes Super Sprints. The event includes the Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 16 before the $12,000 US-to-win Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 17.

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS RACE REPORT

2016 SEASON RACE #11 – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2016

BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY – BRIGHTON ON

ENTRY LIST (Number Name – Hometown)

01jr Barry Beck Jr. – Port Colborne, ON 2 Lee Winger – Mount Hope, ON 6 Curtis Gartly – Thamesford, ON 10 Mitch Brown – Brantford, ON 11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre, ON 14h Jim Huppunen – Fenwick, ON 15 Mike Ferrell – London, ON 18 Ryan Susice – Ransomville, NY 22 Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne, ON 22P Jim Porter – Grand Island, NY 25 Warren Mahoney – Lefroy, ON 27z Stan Zanchin – Port Colborne, ON 30 Adam West – Ridgetown, ON 31J John Burbridge Jr. – St. Williams, ON 43 Scott Sherk – Port Colborne, ON 47x Dylan Westbrook – Oakland, ON 49 Todd Hoddick – Cheektowaga, NY 52 Jesse Costa – St. Thomas, ON 66 Frank Baranowski – Mount Hope, ON 71s Josh Sliter – Port Colborne, ON 91 Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre, ON 97 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre, ON

1-10 Jake Brown – Brantford, ON

Heat 1 (8 Laps – Top 3 Redrew For Feature Starting Position) 1. 10 Mitch Brown 2. 91 Ryan Turner 3. 11 Jamie Turner 4. 18 Ryan Susice 5. 14h Jim Huppunen 6. 15 Mike Ferrell 7. 01jr Barry Beck Jr.

DNS. 52 Jesse Costa Time: 1:52.009

Heat 2 (8 Laps – Top 3 Redrew For Feature Starting Position) 1. 49 Todd Hoddick 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook 3. 27z Stan Zanchin 4. 1-10 Jake Brown 5. 66 Frank Baranowski 6. 22 Shawn Sliter 7. 31J John Burbridge Jr. 8. 71s Josh Sliter No Time.

Heat 3 (8 Laps – Top 3 Redrew For Feature Starting Position) 1. 97 Cory Turner 2. 2w Lee Winger 3. 22P Jim Porter 4. 6 Curtis Gartly 5. 25 Warren Mahoney 6. 30 Adam West 7. 43 Scott Sherk Time: 1:53.726

FEATURE (25 Laps) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook 2. 18 Ryan Susice 3. 11Jamie Turner 4. 91 Ryan Turner 5. 22 Shawn Sliter 6. 14h Jim Huppunen 7. 1-10 Jake Brown 8. 10 Mitch Brown 9. 49 Todd Hoddick 10. 30 Adam West 11. 25 Warren Mahoney 12. 6 Curtis Gartly 13. 66 Frank Baranowski 14. 71s Josh Sliter 15. 01jr Barry Beck Jr.

16. 15 Mike Ferrell 17. 43 Scott Sherk 18. 22P Jim Porter 19. 2w Lee Winger 20. 27z Stan Zanchin 21. 31J John Burbridge Jr. 22. 97 Cory Turner DNS. 52 Jesse Costa No Time. Margin of Victory: 0.590 seconds.

Dash For Cash (5 Laps) 1. 1-10 Jake Brown 2. 10 Mitch Brown 3. 97 Cory Turner 4. 11 Jamie Turner 5. 30 Adam West Time: 1:13.684

A-Feature Lap Leaders –Dylan Westbrook 1-25

2016 SEASON FEATURE WINNERS:

Dylan Westbrook – 7 (South Buxton on July 2, Brighton on July 9, Brighton on August 6, Humberstone on August 7, Brighton on September 3, Brighton on September 4, Merrittville on September 9), Mitch Brown – 2 (Brighton on May 21, Brighton on June 18), Ryan Susice – 1 (Humberstone on June 5), Dave Dykstra – 1 (Ohsweken on July 1)

UP NEXT: Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at Ohsweken Speedway – September 16 & 17

About the Southern Ontario Sprints: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. 2016 marks the 21st year of operation for the Southern Ontario Sprints, brought to you this season by The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, www.ImageFactor.ca, and www.OntarioOvalOnDirt.com.

Website: www.SouthernOntarioSprints.com

Twitter: @SOSsprints

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SouthernOntarioSprints

YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/SOSsprints

 

 

Lasoski Sweeps NSA Shootout's Dan Laber Memorial at Billings Motorsports Park

Inside Line Promotions - BILLINGS, Mont. (Sept. 10, 2016) - Danny Lasoski doubled up at Billings Motorsports Park on Saturday when he led the distance to claim the $7,500-to-win Dan Laber Memorial.

While Lasoski swept the two-day NSA Shootout event, which earns his name on a special trophy located at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum as the Dan Laber Memorial champion, Kelly Miller was crowned the overall NSA Shootout champion following the conclusion of the six-race series.

"It's consistency," Miller said. "I think we were in the top 10 every night."

Saturday night began with a tribute to Harvey Ostermiller, a respected car owner and businessman in Montana who passed away last Sunday.

More than two dozen sprint cars took to the track with J.J. Hickle setting quick time during qualifying before Aaron Reutzel, Lasoski and Sammy Swindell each won a heat race. All four drivers advanced into the feature redraw, where Lasoski and Swindell - the veteran World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champions who both made their first visit to the area for the first time in more than a decade - drew front row starting positions for the 29-lap main event.

Lasoski took the lead as the green flag was waved and he quickly moved to the favorable top groove around the 3/8-mile dirt track. Reutzel and Swindell slid each other back and forth for the runner-up position during the opening laps as Lasoski held a sizeable advantage.

The drivers entered traffic on Lap 7 and were mired in thick traffic 10 laps later.

Dennis MacEachern stopped on the backstretch with eight laps remaining to bring out the first caution and give open track to Lasoski, who was again brought back to the field three laps later when Swindell slowed in turns three and four with a flat right rear tire while running third.

Lasoski got a clean restart and sailed to his second straight victory.

"Drawing the ace and putting us on the pole was the key to victory tonight," he said. "I didn't probably run this thing 55 percent. I knew we had to have tire left. If I got to a situation where I had to run it hard I wanted to make sure I was better the last 10 (laps) than the first 10."

Reutzel posted a runner-up finish to score his second podium of the weekend.

"I went for it on the start and was able to get by Sammy and get to second," he said. "Danny knew to jump straight to the top and wait on the rubber where I tried rolling the bottom and that was how I was able to get Sammy. We won this deal earlier in the year and we just came up one spot short this time.

"I can't thank everyone enough that puts on this event. It's cool to come out here and race for $7,500 to win."

Seth Bergman rounded out the podium.

"I'm glad to come out of here with a third-place result," he said. "This is where we belong. We definitely are a top-five, top-three car every time we hit the race track I feel like. We're battling through a bunch of woes here lately, but that's the way it goes. I'm happy for our team to be up front both nights and be in contention."

Trey Starks maneuvered from 10th to fourth place and Joe Ramaker scored a fifth-place result.

Dennis Hurd capitalized on a mid-race restart to record the midwest modifieds feature triumph.

"I thought my only shot was to just try in the middle and it worked," he said. "It's so cool. My wife comes out and supports me all time. My brother is here from California driving my backup car. I was lucky enough to win the first race of the year and lucky enough to win the last."

Rod Lorenz charged from ninth to place second with eighth-starting Jake Dimond settling for third after leading several laps. Cody Kuglin finished fourth and Kolby Hannah fifth.

NSA Shootout Race Report: Round 6 at Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont., on Sept. 10, 2016 -

Qualifying: 1. 3-J.J. Hickle 14.049; 2. 19-Dennis MacEachern 14.053; 3. 99SS-Sammy Swindell 14.086; 4. 98-Joe Ramaker 14.141; 5. 1M-Danny Lasoski 14.182; 6. 23-Seth Bergman 14.237; 7. 2-Kyle Evans 14.263; 8. 12-Jerry Brey 14.445; 9. 23N-Phil Dietz 14.498; 10. 55-Aaron Reutzel 14.524; 11. 33-Robert DeHaan 14.532; 12. 27DD-David Hoiness 14.597; 13. 9X-Jake Bubak 14.629; 14. 2JR-Kelly Miller 14.639; 15. 8R-Trey Starks 14.756; 16. 24-Rich Martin 14.765; 17. 99-Skylar Gee 14.779; 18. 35M-Cody Masse 14.889; 19. 75-D.J. Brink 14.982; 20. 97-Matthew Dusseault 15.220; 21. 1-Bill Boyce 15.427; 22. 00-Roger Cummings 15.647; 23. 24R-Lany Reber 15.811; 24. 7-Mike Sires 15.845; 25. 14-Ben Holmberg 15.943.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 55-Aaron Reutzel (1); 2. 98-Joe Ramaker (3); 3. 3-J.J. Hickle (4); 4. 9X-Jake Bubak (5); 5. 00-Roger Cummings (8); 6. 2-Kyle Evans (2); 7. 24-Rich Martin (6); 8. 75-D.J. Brink (7); 9. 14-Ben Holmberg (9).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 1M-Danny Lasoski (3); 2. 99-Skylar Gee (6); 3. 12-Jerry Brey (2); 4. 2JR-Kelly Miller (5); 5. 19-Dennis MacEachern (4); 6. 33-Robert DeHaan (1); 7. 97-Matthew Dusseault (7); 8. 24R-Lany Reber (8).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 99SS-Sammy Swindell (4); 2. 23-Seth Bergman (3); 3. 8R-Trey Starks (5); 4. 1-Bill Boyce (7); 5. 27DD-David Hoiness (1); 6. 23N-Phil Dietz (2); 7. 7-Mike Sires (8); 8. 35M-Cody Masse (6).

B Main (12 Laps/Top 4 Transfer): 1. 24-Rich Martin (3); 2. 75-D.J. Brink (6); 3. 1-Bill Boyce (1); 4. 35M-Cody Masse (5); 5. 24R-Lany Reber (8); 6. 7-Mike Sires (7); 7. 97-Matthew Dusseault (4); 8. 14-Ben Holmberg (9); 9. 00-Roger Cummings (2).

Feature (29 Laps): 1. 1M-Danny Lasoski (1); 2. 55-Aaron Reutzel (3); 3. 23-Seth Bergman (5); 4. 8R-Trey Starks (10); 5. 98-Joe Ramaker (6); 6. 99-Skylar Gee (9); 7. 3-J.J. Hickle (4); 8. 12-Jerry Brey (8); 9. 75-D.J. Brink (18); 10. 2JR-Kelly Miller (13); 11. 9X-Jake Bubak (11); 12. 27DD-David Hoiness (14); 13. 99SS-Sammy Swindell (2); 14. 1-Bill Boyce (19); 15. 23N-Phil Dietz (15); 16. 24-Rich Martin (17); 17. 35M-Cody Masse (20); 18. 33-Robert DeHaan (16); 19. 2-Kyle Evans (12); 20. 19-Dennis MacEachern (7). Laps Led: Danny Lasoski 1-29.

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

Midwest Modifieds Race Report: Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont., on Sept. 10, 2016 -

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 4R-Bill Carey (1); 2. 8-Steven Stephenson (4); 3. 99-Dennis Hurd (3); 4. X28-Vernon Vollum (2); 5. 2-Rod Lorenz (7); 6. 15-Dennis Kenaston (6); 7. 4-John Miner (8); 8. 99J-John Hurd (5); 9. 37W-Randi Weaver (9); 10. 64-Kristin Scott (10).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 716-Jake Dimond (4); 2. 71K-Cody Kuglin (8); 3. 28H-Kolby Hannah (5); 4. 88-Dayne Kocher (2); 5. 73-Cal Rossner (7); 6. 65-Cory Wilder (6); 7. 37-Karl Weaver (3); 8. 76-Kyle Ninker (9); 9. 3B-Bryan Miller (1).

Feature (20 Laps): 1. 99-Dennis Hurd (6); 2. 2-Rod Lorenz (9); 3. 716-Jake Dimond (8); 4. 71K-Cody Kuglin (5); 5. 28H-Kolby Hannah (2); 6. 73-Cal Rossner (10); 7. 4R-Bill Carey (3); 8. 15-Dennis Kenaston (11); 9. 65-Cory Wilder (12); 10. 4-John Miner (13); 11. X28-Vernon Vollum (1); 12. 99J-John Hurd (15); 13. 37-Karl Weaver (14); 14. 88-Dayne Kocher (4); 15. 37W-Randi Weaver (17); 16. 64-Kristin Scott (18); 17. 76-Kyle Ninker (16); 18. 8-Steven Stephenson (7); 19. 3B-Bryan Miller (19).

2016 NSA SHOOTOUT -

Dates :

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

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

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

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

SEPT. 9 - Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. - (WINNER: DANNY LASOSKI)

SEPT. 10 - Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. - (WINNER: DANNY LASOSKI)

Type : 360ci winged sprint cars

Rules : ASCS

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BMPSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NSA_Shootout

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

THE EVENT -

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

RACE FORMAT -

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

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

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

POINTS FUND -

A points fund of at least $5,000 is up for grabs and will be divided among the top 12.

FEATURE BONUSES -

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

BILLINGS MOTORSPORTS PARK -

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

CASTROL RACEWAY -

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

 

 

“Tyler Baran tops Badger finale at Sycamore”

By Bryan Gapinski Sycamore, Ill.., September 10 ---Tyler Baran won the 25-lap Mid-State Equipment/Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie Badger Midget Racing Series feature, Saturday Night at Sycamore Speedway. The event brought to a close the 80th year of sanctioning midget auto racing for the organization, oldest in the country. Polesitter Nick Baran took the lead at the start followed by Brad Greenup and Tyler Baran. The events only two cautions appeared for spun cars on the fourth and sixth lap. Tyler Baran passed his brother Nick for the lead on the Lap 5. By the midway point Baran held a two second advantage over second place Sean Murphy. Brandon Waelti, who clinched the Badger championship last week, started in 16th position , and drew the attention of the sizeable crowd as he charged through the field. Waelti was in tenth place on Lap 5, and moved into the top five four laps later. Baran continued increase his lead to a straightaway advantage over Murphy, with five laps remaining. Baran spent the final two laps in heavy traffic and saw a third of his lead disappear. Baran driving the Scott Baran owned Boss/Chevy No. 11 finished 4.32 seconds, ahead of Murphy. Waelti’s charge through the field netted him a third place finish, followed by Nick Baran and Kurt Mayhew. “This victory is the result of a lot of hard work by my crew changing our team over to dirt this year from a pavement program, it’s great to get a victory with Badger” said Baran, who became the sixth different Badger feature winner in the 14-race series.

SUMMARY 25-lap Feature: 1. Tyler Baran; 2. Sean Murphy; 3. Brandon Waelit; 4. Nick Baran; 5. Kurt Mayhew; 6. Brad Greenup; 7. Jeff Zelinski; 8. Zackk Emmons; 9. Jack Routson; 10. Mike Stroik; 11. Ken Hansen; 12. Randy Reed; 13. Brian Peterson; 14. Kyle Koch; 15. Aaron Schuck; 16. Buddy Luebke; 17. Bob Schreffler; 18. Bryce Dunn; 19. Darren Ihrke; 20. Denny Smith; 21. Laura Smith.

8-lap Heat Race Winners: Mayhew, Zelinski, T. Baran. Cars Present: 21 Feature Lap Leaders: N. Baran 1-5, T. Baran 6-25.

 

 

Fremont Speedway

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – At the end of the 2015 racing season Brian Lay briefly contemplated hanging up the helmet. But the Genoa, Ohio driver decided to give it another shot and it has paid off in 2016. Lay led all 30 laps at Fremont Speedway on Kistler Racing Products Championship Night to score his first 410 sprint feature win of the season at “The Track That Action Built.”

By virtue of his third place finish in feature, Wooster, Ohio’s Broc Martin claimed the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint track title, the first of his career at the track.

Lay, who arrived at the track after attending a friends wedding, had to withstand a late race restart and held off a charging Jody Keegan to claim his third career victory at Fremont Speedway. He also had to pick his way through heavy lapped traffic and admitted he started the race with 26 tear-offs and was down to his last one when the checkers fell.

“After the year we had last year, just to be standing on the front stretch here is an accomplishment. I want to thank my Uncle Kenny, my dad, my cousin Rick, Pauly..Jeff’s not here with us tonight but this one means a lot. I want to thank Paul Kistler and all the fans for sticking it out for us,” Lay said beside his Robert Mucha Law; Seagate Sandblasting; Varga Farms; American Quality Stripping; Dave Story Equipment; Wood County Collision backed #45.

“I have to thank one of my sponsors, Varga Farms, he got married tonight and I was in his wedding…I was the sixth guy standing in line. I peeled off my tuxedo to race and this is the best way I can repay him when I get back to the party,” added Lay from the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

For Martin, the track championship is a dream come true.

“I have to be honest. After the heat race I was a little flustered. Then Rich (Farmer, track promoter) told my guys we had to take the green in the feature for the championship and that took a huge weight off my back. I was still a little nervous. I don’t think I’ve ever been that nervous to fire a race car as I was tonight. Once the green flew I knew I was going to go for it. We had a good car but just came up a little short. There’s ton of guys on that trophy and it means a lot. I come from the Wayne County area but Fremont is pretty much like a home to me now and people have accepted that. Realistically, this is for all my guys, Matt (Root), Lane (Cecil) and all our sponsors, Rick who’s here tonight…but mostly this is for my parents (Jim and Traci Martin). They put a lot of time into this. It means a ton when I can come out and finish something off like this. I’m going to cherish this. No matter what happens my name is going to be on that list forever,” Martin said.

Bradner, Ohio’s Nate Dussel has been so close to winning a track championship in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints for several years. He finally accomplished that goal Saturday, holding off a charging Matt Foos to score his fourth win of the year and the 21st of his career at Fremont Speedway to earn his first ever track title.

“I saw Paul (Weaver) was up to seventh in 10 laps (started 13th), it was just Paul being Paul, you know he’s going to be in the mix. One of us had to start in the back tonight and unfortunately for him it was him. We’ve been there and done that. There’s never been a time when I’ve looked at my crew guys on a green and I’m going down the back stretch and I see all of them screaming and yelling. I knew there was someone about to pass me and all of a sudden I could hear Foos (Matt). I thought it was Weaver. I just ran it in real hard and kind of made it tight on some lapped cars. This is awesome. Thanks to Rich Farmer. Who would have thought the race track would be this beautiful. I’d be lying if I said I was hoping it wouldn’t rain out. This is sweet as hell,” said Dussel beside his Berrier Custom Fabrication; Al Davis Carpet and Laminate; Gressman Powersports; Foster Fabrication; Real Geese; Industrial Machinery Movers; Kistler Racing Products backed #1.

The championship for the Burmeister Trophies Dirt Trucks would also come down to the final laps of the feature. When the checkers flew it was Fostoria, Ohio’s Shawn Valenti standing in the Engine Pro Victory lane for the 7th time of the season while Keith Sorg’s third place run was good enough to garner him his first ever Fremont Speedway championship. The victory was the 32nd of his career at Fremont Speedway and ties Valenti with hall of famer Wally Heminger for 13th on the track’s all-time win list.

“First off I want to thank Rich Farmer for sticking this one out. There are promoters who would have pulled the plug on this one early. It’s a great season. I have to thank Craig Miller Trucking, Dave Story Equipment, Gressman Powersports, Burns Petroleum, Conrad Transport, Best Performance Motorsports, JP Enterprises, Real Geese Decoys…just very thankful,” Valenti said.

“It didn’t handle all that great but I made what I could out of it and it got us the championship. This is awesome when you consider the history of this track. It doesn’t get any better than this in your home town,” said Sorg.

Lay and Duane Zablocki brought the field to green for the 30-lap 410 sprint feature with Lay gaining the advantage. Lay set a blistering pace, encountering lapped traffic by the fifth circuit as Zablocki was trying to hold off Jack Sodeman Jr., Jody Keegan, Stuart Brubaker, Martin and Max Stambaugh.

Lay picked his way through traffic and built a 4.5 second lead at the half-way point with Keegan, Zablocki and Martin giving chase. Lay found heavy lapped traffic by lap 18 and that allowed Keegan to close with Martin taking third. The only caution of the event fell on lap 20 for Todd Heller who coasted to a stop. When the green came back out, Lay now had his hands full with Keegan with Martin and 14th place starter Dean Jacobs in tow with Tyler Gunn and Zablocki battling for fifth.

Once he got his momentum back Lay pulled away the remaining eight laps for the win. Keegan, Martin, Jacobs and Zablocki rounded out the top five.

Seth Schneider bolted into the lead of the 25-lap 305 sprint feature with Dussel, Dan McCarron and Kyle Capodice giving chase. Dussel would drive under Schneider for the lead on lap two. The leaders encountered heavy lapped traffic by the sixth lap with Dussel leading Schneider, McCarron, Matt Foos from 12th and Capodice.

The race ground to a halt on lap 10 when Jamie Miller went for a wild ride on the front stretch. He was uninjured but done for the night. On the restart Dussel led Foos, Capodice, McCarron and a closing Paul Weaver who started 13th. With 10 laps to go Dussel had pulled away slightly while Schneider battled with Foos for second and Weaver moving into fourth. Foos, in his rookie year of sprint car racing, grabbed second on lap 16 and ate away at Dussel’s lead.

With five laps to go Foos was all over Dussel’s rear bumper as they raced through lapped traffic with Weaver closing as well. Dussel would get aggressive with lapped cars and drove to the victory over Foos, Weaver, Schneider and Steve Rando.

The opening laps of the dirt truck feature were marred with several cautions. Gene Potridge led the opening lap with Kent Brewer leading the second. Valenti grabbed the lead on the third circuit over Brewer, Jim Holcomb, Jeff Ward and Dustin Keegan.

From lap 10 to the finish the race stayed caution free and it got very entertaining. While Valenti built a decent lead, Holcomb, Keegan, Sorg and Ward battled for second. With seven laps to go Valenti continued to lead with Keegan and Sorg racing door to door, lap after lap, for second.

Valenti would pull away for the win with Keegan taking second followed by Sorg, Ward and Cory McCaughey.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16 and 17 for the 9th Annual Jim Ford Classic (JFC). It will be the largest combined purse in the history of the JFC with the 410 sprints battling for $5,000 to win, $500 to start the A-main each night.

On All Pro Cylinder Heads Night, Friday, Sept. 16, it will be the championship night for the Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series presented by KS Sales and Service for the 410 sprints and the JLH General Contractor 305 FAST Series presented by Engine Pro. It is also the track championship night for the McCullough Industries 602 Late Models. The 305 sprints will be battling for $2,000 to win and $305 to start the A-main.

Saturday’s Jim Ford Classic events begin at 9:30 a.m. with the 5th Annual Kick-It tournament featuring 10 local teams. There will also be a silent auction with many awesome racing and non-racing items up for bid. There will be a live auction at 12:30 p.m. followed by the 2017 Fremont Speedway Queens and Little Miss contest in the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame at 1 p.m. The racing action on JLH General Contractor Night begins with gates opening at 4 p.m. JLH has several cash rewards for fans and race teams throughout the night.

On Saturday, the 305 sprint teams will all compete in a feature as the field is split in two. The dirt trucks will also see a purse increase.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

Fremont Speedway

Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016

Kistler Racing Products Season Championship Night

Denotes starting position – [*]

410 Sprints – Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying

1.83M-Broc Martin, 12.627; 2.33M-Max Stambaugh, 12.681; 3.23-DJ Foos, 12.683; 4.7-Shawn Valenti, 12.714; 5.60-Jody Keegan, 12.718; 6.23JR-Jack Sodeman, 12.724; 7.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.821; 8.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.902; 9.45L-Brian Lay, 12.970; 10.5-Byron Reed, 13.043; 11.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.101; 12.14H-Todd Heller, 13.136; 13.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.177; 14.38-Dean Jacobs, 13.233; 15.2+-Brian Smith, 13.417; 16.4-Tracy Hines, 13.538; 17.33W-Matt Westfall, 13.661; 18.51-Roger Campbell, 13.668; 19.38J-Trey Jacobs, 13.932; 20.1K-Joey Pendergrass, 99.740; 21.12X-Lou Scudere, 99.960;

Heat 1 (8 Laps)

1. 16-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[1] ; 3. 7-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 5. 83M-Broc Martin[4] ; 6. 4-Tracy Hines[6] ; 7. 38J-Trey Jacobs[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)

1. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[2] ; 2. 33M-Max Stambaugh[4] ; 3. 8J-Jess Stiger[1] ; 4. 60-Jody Keegan[3] ; 5. 38-Dean Jacobs[5] ; 6. 33W-Matt Westfall[6] ; 7. 1K-Joey Pendergrass[7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps)

1. 45L-Brian Lay[2] ; 2. 23JR-Jack Sodeman[3] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[4] ; 4. 14H-Todd Heller[1] ; 5. 51-Roger Campbell[6] ; 6. 2+-Brian Smith[5] ; 7. 12X-Lou Scudere[7]

A-Main 1 (0 Laps)

1. 45L-Brian Lay[1] ; 2. 60-Jody Keegan[5] ; 3. 83M-Broc Martin[9] ; 4. 38-Dean Jacobs[14] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[2] ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn[13] ; 7. 23-DJ Foos[7] ; 8. 33M-Max Stambaugh[8] ; 9. 33W-Matt Westfall[15] ; 10. 8J-Jess Stiger[11] ; 11. 5-Byron Reed[10] ; 12. 7-Shawn Valenti[6] ; 13. 4-Tracy Hines[16] ; 14. 51-Roger Campbell[18] ; 15. 1K-Joey Pendergrass[20] ; 16. 23JR-Jack Sodeman[4] ; 17. 16-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 18. 14H-Todd Heller[12] ; 19. 12X-Lou Scudere[19] ; 20. 38J-Trey Jacobs[17] ; 21. 2+-Brian Smith[21]

Hard Charger: 38-Dean Jacobs +10

305 Sprints – Fremont Federal Credit Union

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 66-Jamie Miller[2] ; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[4] ; 3. 2F-Matt Foos[3] ; 4. 1X-Dustin Dinan[1] ; 5. 1W-Paul Weaver[7] ; 6. 25-Jason Keckler[6] ; 7. 77I-John Ivy[5] ; 8. 9R-Dustin Rall[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[6] ; 3. 2-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 4. 20I-Dustin Stroup[4] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[5] ; 6. 47-Matt Lucius[3] ; 7. 2L-Landon Lalonde[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)

1. 97-Kyle Peters[1] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 3. 1XX-Jordan Ryan[5] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[6] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[4] ; 6. 75-Jerry Dahms[2]

A-Main 1 - (0 Laps)

1. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 2. 2F-Matt Foos[12] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[13] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[14] ; 6. 20I-Dustin Stroup[9] ; 7. 12-Kyle Capodice[4] ; 8. 99-Alvin Roepke[10] ; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron[2] ; 10. 1XX-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 11. 1X-Dustin Dinan[8] ; 12. 25-Jason Keckler[16] ; 13. 97-Kyle Peters[5] ; 14. 77I-John Ivy[19] ; 15. 9R-Dustin Rall[21] ; 16. 2L-Landon Lalonde[20] ; 17. 2-Ricky Peterson[11] ; 18. 47-Matt Lucius[17] ; 19. 75-Jerry Dahms[18] ; 20. 66-Jamie Miller[7] ; 21. 7M-Brandon Moore[15]

Hard Charger: 2F-Matt Foos +10

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 (8 Laps)

1. 4s-Keith Sorg[3] ; 2. 33-Jeff Ward[8] ; 3. 5Jr-Kyle Farmer[4] ; 4. 99-Gene Potridge[5] ; 5. 0K-Cody Benyak[2] ; 6. 26-Kyle Lagrou[1] ; 7. 721-John Martis[7] ; 8. 2-Brian Sorg[6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 2. 16-Jim Holcomb[3] ; 3. 8KB-Kent Brewer[6] ; 4. 37-Eric DeVanna[7] ; 5. 7f-Dana Frey[1] ; 6. 23M-Brian Mitten[4] ; 7. 51W-Thomas Anderson[2]

Heat 3 (8 Laps)

1. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[4] ; 2. 17x-Dustin Keegan[6] ; 3. 5s-Brad Stuckey[3] ; 4. 9-Curt Inks[5] ; 5. 13-Len benyak[2] ; 6. 1H-Zeth Sabo[1]

A-Main 1 (15 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 2. 17x-Dustin Keegan[12] ; 3. 4s-Keith Sorg[5] ; 4. 33-Jeff Ward[4] ; 5. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[10] ; 6. 16-Jim Holcomb[9] ; 7. 9-Curt Inks[11] ; 8. 99-Gene Potridge[1] ; 9. 7f-Dana Frey[14] ; 10. 37-Eric DeVanna[7] ; 11. 23M-Brian Mitten[17] ; 12. 0K-Cody Benyak[13] ; 13. 26-Kyle Lagrou[16] ; 14. 51W-Thomas Anderson[20] ; 15. 5s-Brad Stuckey[8] ; 16. 13-Len benyak[15] ; 17. 8KB-Kent Brewer[2] ; 18. 1H-Zeth Sabo[18] ; 19. 2-Brian Sorg[21] ; 20. 5Jr-Kyle Farmer[6]

Hard Charger: 17x-Dustin Keegan +10

 

 

Lasoski Uses Late-Race Pass in Traffic to Steal Opening Night of the NSA Shootout's Dan Laber Memorial at Billings Motorsports Park

Inside Line Promotions - BILLINGS, Mont. (Sept. 9, 2016) - Danny Lasoski understands the value of patience.

The former World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion was patient during the 14-hour trek to Montana this week and he relied on patience Friday at Billings Motorsports Park, where Lasoski charged from ninth and used a late-race pass in traffic to win the opening night of the Dan Laber Memorial.

Lasoski, who hadn't competed at the 3/8-mile dirt oval in more than a decade, was also the hard charger for passing the most cars in the 25-lap main event. He became the fourth different winner during four NSA Shootout races this season.

"It was worth it," he said of the long haul to Montana. "Thanks to (Billings Motorsports Park Owner) Mike Quigley for inviting us. We can't wait for tomorrow now."

While polesitter Jake Bubak took the lead on the opening lap, Lasoski was running 10th after the first circuit. However, he quickly maneuvered into third place on Lap 11 as fellow veteran sprint car driver Sammy Swindell, who had advanced from sixth to second place in the opening laps of the main event, brought out the only caution of the race for a blown right rear tire.

Lasoski passed Trey Starks for the runner-up position a lap after the restart, but he didn't begin to close on Bubak until they hit traffic in the closing laps.

Lasoski was on Bubak's rear bumper exiting turn two with three laps remaining. A lap later Lasoski went to the top groove in turns one and two as Bubak was slowed while trying to lap Bill Boyce.

While Lasoski narrowly grabbed the lead down the backstretch Boyce slid up to the outside line. Lasoski darted to the middle between Boyce and Bubak in turn four and found the lead as the white flag was waved.

Lasoski was able to get to the bottom groove in turn one first on the final lap as he powered to his first victory of the season driving for Mark Burch Motorsports.

"I didn't know which way was best," he said. "I was just basically going where they weren't. We found a spot from the center of turns three and four off (the corner) where guys were slipping and we were getting pretty good. Once we started railing the top it was really working good for us."

Bubak, who officially led the first 23 laps of the feature, finished second.

"I hesitated and when you're racing with guys like Seth Bergman and Aaron Reutzel and Danny Lasoski they're going to jump on you when you do that," he said. "I had a good time and I enjoyed coming here."

Aaron Reutzel, who claimed the NSA Shootout race at Billings Motorsports Park in July, rounded out the podium.

"Luckily the bottom slowed down just enough about halfway through the race in (turns) three and four where you had a top and a bottom," he said. "I found the line there and got up there and tried to make the top work for a couple of laps. It allowed Danny to get back by me. I got Danny on that restart and almost got to second and then I missed the bottom and allowed Danny to get back by me and then he drove right to the lead and I almost followed him through."

Seth Bergman recorded a fourth-place result and Starks placed fifth.

Swindell kicked off the night by setting quick time during qualifying before Bubak and Dennis MacEachern each won a heat race.

Kelly Miller, who finished eighth, has a 33-point lead over Starks in the event standings heading into the finale on Saturday.

The midwest modifieds class was won by Jake Dimond, who maneuvered from his eighth starting position to take the lead from polesitter Bill Carey on a restart on Lap 7 en route to the trip to Victory Lane.

A caution with two laps remaining set up a green-white-checkered finish and an opportunity for Dennis Hurd to steal the win. Hurd took the lead entering turn three on the restart, but Dimond's momentum propelled him back into the top spot exiting turn four as the white flag waved.

"We started midpack so we had our work cut out for us," he said. "The restarts didn't both me too much. I knew I had plenty of motor. I just stayed on the high side and kept it wide open. It was pretty fun knowing there were a lot of big dogs around. It was a pretty proud moment."

Hurd ended second with Cody Kuglin finishing third, 15th-startin Steven Stephenson fourth and Carey fifth.

Saturday's event, which will again feature sprint cars and midwest modifieds, will wrap up the NSA Shootout. It is the final sprint car race of the season at Billings Motorsports Park. The front gates are scheduled to open at 5:30 p.m. with racing beginning around 7 p.m.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children ages 7 to 11. Children ages 6 and younger get in free.

NSA Shootout Race Report: Round 5 at Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont., on Sept. 9, 2016 -

Qualifying: 1. 99SS-Sammy Swindell 12.882; 2. 55-Aaron Reutzel 13.025; 3. 1M-Danny Lasoski 13.070; 4. 8R-Trey Starks 13.076; 5. 23-Seth Bergman 13.105; 6. 3-J.J. Hickle 13.138; 7. 27DD-David Hoiness 13.174; 8. 98-Joe Ramaker 13.219; 9. 9X-Jake Bubak 13.287; 10. 19-Dennis MacEachern 13.298; 11. 2JR-Kelly Miller 13.441; 12. 97-Matthew Dusseault 13.461; 13. 12-Jerry Brey 13.485; 14. 2-Kyle Evans 13.544; 15. 1-Bill Boyce 13.560.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 9X-Jake Bubak (2); 2. 23-Seth Bergman (4); 3. 99SS-Sammy Swindell (6); 4. 2JR-Kelly Miller (1); 5. 1M-Danny Lasoski (5); 6. 27DD-David Hoiness (3); 7. 12-Jerry Brey (7); 8. 1-Bill Boyce (8).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 19-Dennis MacEachern (2); 2. 3-J.J. Hickle (4); 3. 98-Joe Ramaker (3); 4. 8R-Trey Starks (5); 5. 55-Aaron Reutzel (6); 6. 97-Matthew Dusseault (1); 7. 2-Kyle Evans (7).

Feature (25 Laps): 1. 1M-Danny Lasoski (9); 2. 9X-Jake Bubak (1); 3. 55-Aaron Reutzel (7); 4. 23-Seth Bergman (4); 5. 8R-Trey Starks (5); 6. 3-J.J. Hickle (2); 7. 27DD-David Hoiness (11); 8. 2JR-Kelly Miller (10); 9. 19-Dennis MacEachern (3); 10. 12-Jerry Brey (13); 11. 98-Joe Ramaker (8); 12. 1-Bill Boyce (15); 13. 2-Kyle Evans (14); 14. 99SS-Sammy Swindell (6); 15. 97-Matthew Dusseault (12). Laps Led: Jake Bubak 1-23; Danny Lasoski 24-25.

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

Midwest Modifieds Race Report: Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont., on Sept. 9, 2016 -

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 99-Dennis Hurd (2); 2. 2-Rod Lorenz (1); 3. 28H-Kolby Hannah (5); 4. 65-Cory Wilder (7); 5. 15-Dennis Kenaston (4); 6. 19K-Brandon Kern (6); 7. 99J-John Hurd (8); 8. 37W-Randi Weaver (3).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 716-Jake Dimond (3); 2. 73-Cal Rossner (5); 3. 71K-Cody Kuglin (2); 4. 4R-Bill Carey (4); 5. X28-Vernon Vollum (7); 6. 76-Kyle Ninker (8); 7. 37-Karl Weaver (1); 8. 8-Steven Stephenson (6); 9. 18W-Charles Williams (DNS).

Feature (20 Laps): 1. 716-Jake Dimond (8); 2. 99-Dennis Hurd (5); 3. 71K-Cody Kuglin (7); 4. 8-Steven Stephenson (15); 5. 4R-Bill Carey (1); 6. 65-Cory Wilder (4); 7. 28H-Kolby Hannah (2); 8. 2-Rod Lorenz (3); 9. 15-Dennis Kenaston (9); 10. 73-Cal Rossner (6); 11. 37-Karl Weaver (16); 12. 99J-John Hurd (13); 13. 37W-Randi Weaver (14); 14. 18W-Charles Williams (17); 15. X28-Vernon Vollum (10); 16. 19K-Brandon Kern (11); 17. 76-Kyle Ninker (12). Laps Led: Bill Carey 1-6; Jake Dimond 7-20.

2016 NSA SHOOTOUT -

Dates :

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

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

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

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

SEPT. 9 - Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. - (WINNER: DANNY LASOSKI)

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

Type : 360ci winged sprint cars

Rules : ASCS

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BMPSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NSA_Shootout

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

UNOFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (After Round 5 of 6) -

.1. 2jr-Kelly Miller 268; 2. 8r-Trey Starks 235; 3. 39c-Travis Rilat 231; 4. 97-Matthew Dusseault 212; 5. 99-Skylar Gee 194; 6. 2-Kyle Evans 189; 7. 19-Dennis MacEachern 185; 8. 11eh-Marc Dupperon 170; 9. 98-Joe Ramaker 168; 10. 55-Aaron Reutzel 161; 11. 12-Casey Adams 151; 12. 8j-Jared Peterson 139; 13. 27dd-David Hoiness 130; 14. 16-David Miller 126; 15. 36-Chevy Goodhope 120; 16. 35m-Cody Masse 116; 17. 22-Eric Fisher 114; 18. 34-Johnny Wiersma 108; 19. 38-Trevor Turnbull 107; T20. 10b-Brody Anderson 100; T20. 6-Tom Watts 100; T20. 51-Jeff Bienert 100; 23. 9-Sean MacDonnel 97; 24. 14-Kyle VanUlden 94; 25. 57-Ed Wiersma 90; 26. 1m-Danny Lasoski 84; T27. 9x-Jake Bubak 80; T27. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 80; T29. 23-Seth Bergman 74; T29. 11-Roger Crockett 74; T31. 2l-Logan Forler 71; T31. 3-Jordan Milne 71; 33. 3-J.J. Hickle 68; 34. 2c-Wayne Johnson 62; T35. Jerry Brey 60; T35. 37-Trever Kirkland 60; 37. 75-D.J. Brink 59; T38. 1-Bill Boyce 58; T38. 95-Matt Covington 58; T40. 99ss-Sammy Swindell 56; T40. 51t-Tristan Spiers 56; T40. 14-Bill Holler 56; 43. 0-Roger Cummings 55; 44. 12-Josh Ostermiller 54; 45. 13-Ryan Parks 53; 46. 0-Cal Hawkes 38; 47. 69-Jordan Malene 35.

THE EVENT -

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

RACE FORMAT -

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

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

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

POINTS FUND -

A points fund of at least $5,000 is up for grabs and will be divided among the top 12.

FEATURE BONUSES -

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

BILLINGS MOTORSPORTS PARK -

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

CASTROL RACEWAY -

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

 

 

Lindsay Barney Scores Huge WSS Win At Madras

By Ben Deatherage  Madras, Oregon- The Wingless Sprint Series would make their final appearance at Madras Speedway on Saturday, September 3rd. It would make the fourth occasion that the series had visited the central Oregon ¼-mile oval. Eleven cars made the journey to Madras.

Eagle Creek teenager Lindsay Barney would finally have her major breakthrough she was looking for in the main event. Barney, who the race before at Madras was the car to beat for so long, was able to get the lead and pace the field. With around five laps remaining she would be put underneath an immense amount of pressure by Sherwood’s Rob Lindsey.

Lindsey and Barney would battle but Barney would prevail in the end. Lindsay Barney would hold on to collect her first career Sprint Car win. She became the seventh different winner in the inaugural season with the WSS.

Lance Hallmark, of McMinnville, made a late race pass for second followed by Rob Lindsey in third. The rest of the top five was Aloha’s Brad Rhodes, in fourth, and fifth finishing Guy Weedman, of Moro. Heat races were won by Rob Lindsey and Brad Rhodes while Lindsey was victorious in the trophy dash.

The Wingless Sprint Series will have their final race of the season on Saturday, September 10th. Sunset Speedway Park will be the venue to have the honor of hosting the last round. Pit Gates on Saturday will open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates open at 4:00, and racing starts at 6:30. Tickets for this event are Adults $13.00, Seniors/Military/Juniors (13-18) $10.00, Youths (Ages 12-6) $5.00, and Children under the age of 5 are FREE and a family pass will be offered for two Adults and up to four Youths for just $35.00. For more information, log on to www.sunsetspeedwaypark.com.

Race Summary: Wingless Sprint Series Race #10 Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 Madras Speedway Madras, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 57-Lindsay Barney; 2. 8H-Lance Hallmark; 3. 23-Rob Lindsey; 4. 50-Brad Rhodes; 5. 27-Guy Weedman; 6. 64-Ryan Arnold; 7. 9G-Matt Schultz; 8. 30-Andrew Reitmann; 9. 52-Tim Alberding; 10. 12R-Darren Rothe; (DNS) 07-Scott Arnold; (DNS) 24-Theo McCarty

Heat 1: 1. 23-Rob Lindsey; 2. 57-Lindsay Barney; 3. 52-Tim Alberding; 4. 12R-Darren Rothe; 5. 9G-Matt Schultz; (DNS) 24-Theo McCarty

Heat 2: 1. 50-Brad Rhodes; 2. 8H-Lance Hallmark; 3. 27-Guy Weedman; 4. 30-Andrew Reitmann; 5. 64-Ryan Arnold; 6. 07-Scott Arnold

 

 

SILVER DOLLAR SPEEDWAY 63rd ANNUAL GOLD CUP RACE OF CHAMPIONS

Sixty-Seven Sprint Cars Kick off Gold Cup Night One at Chico Mitchell Faccinto Clean Sweeps the Civil War Field

by: Troy Hennig

CHICO, CA – (September 7, 2016)…The Silver Dollar Speedway was surrounded with 67 sprint cars for night one of the 63rd Gold Cup Race of Champions. On hand were the California Sprint Car Civil War Series and the Wingless Series presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos. Of the 67 sprint cars, 52 of them were signed in to compete as a Civil War Series entrants.

Things could not have gone better for Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto. In a storybook style night, Faccinto broke the all-time 360 sprint car track record in qualifying. His lap time was a blistering 11.419. The previous record was set by Herman Klein back in 2010 at an 11.621. Faccinto then went on to win the first 10-lap heat race of the night. Starting from the front row he led all six laps to win the dash. Faccinto lined up next to Kyle Hirst at the start of the 30 lap main event. While the track was already looking like it was taking rubber, it was important to make sure you got a good start. Faccinto was able to do so and went on to lead all 30 laps and record his first feature event at Silver Dollar Speedway. Hirst came home in the second spot while Shane Golobic ran third and Justyn Cox ended up fourth.

Faccinto became the 8th different winner in nine events during the 2016 Civil War season. Championship point leader Andy Forsberg finished the main event in fifth. Forsberg’s championship counterpart, Mason Moore, finished in the eighth spot. Give credit to the “Wild Child,” Jac Haudenschild as he wheeled the Paul Silva #57 from 12th to a 6th place finish. Rico Abreu ran consistent all night and brought the #24 home in seventh.

Kalib Henry won an elongated B-main for the Civil War Sprints. Henry cruised to the win and the race ran smooth until a last lap, last turn spin by Michael Ing brought out the caution. On the restart, Steven Tiner had to of had steering issues and went in to turn one and plowed into Logan Seavey, who in turn spun and collected Willie Croft. At the time of the accident, Seavey and Croft where well on their way to a feature event start. Tiner was able to keep going and ultimately maintain enough speed to transfer out.

The next restart saw Jared Ridge spin and collect Croft again. Luckily for the fans Corey Eliason made a last lap power move around two cars and got the second to last transfer spot. Watching the electrifying move by Eliason is what the Gold Cup crowd loves. Jarrett Soares was the sixth and final transfer to the feature event.

Mike Monahan and Eliason each won their individual C Main events. Because of the large field of cars, the Civil War officials split up qualifying in 26 cars between group one and group two. This allowed for two separate C Main events. Only the winner of each race transferred to the B main.

Other heat race winners included Kyle Hirst, Justyn Cox and Brady Bacon. Unfortunately, it was reported that Bacon was too sick to compete in the 30 lap sprint car main event. Matt Barber was the first alternate in the B main and he got the A Main start.

Josh Vieira was fresh off his Marysville Raceway track championship only to thrill the crowd with a last lap, last corner pass on then leader Klint Simpson. While Simpson had led a lot of the race and did a good job he couldn’t seal the deal. Vieira was pumped as he circled the track knowing he got the win. Don Emery did a good job and held on for third. Scott Hall was penalized for a jump start during the second to last caution and rebounded to finish fourth. Jeremy Newberry made a rare Chico start and finished fifth. A first lap turn four wreck ended Angelique Bell and Brent Steck’s night.

Terry Schank Jr. was driving the #27 tonight and was in contention all night for the win but got pinched into the front stretch wall on lap 15 that resulted in a collapsed front end. Brett Youngman made contact with a slowing Nick DeCarlo on lap 21that ensured another caution. DeCarlo had led a good majority of the race up to that point and it was reported he had a motor issue.

DeCarlo won the six lap six car dash. Heat race winners included Terry Schank Jr. and Klint Simpson. Simpson tuned the fastest lap in group qualifying with a 13.777. A total of 15 Wingless Series Sprints competed in opening night of Gold Cup.

Full results available at http://www.goldcup.silverdollarspeedway.com/

 

 

Chuck Hebing Dominates Lucas Oil ESS Return to Weedsport Speedway

By MIKE MALLETT

WEEDSPORT, NY – Chuck Hebing got off to a very slow start with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints to kick off the four race Labor Weekend stretch for the series. The former champion struggled to get rolling racking up two finishes that were extremely out of character for him. He finally got things rolling on Sunday night with a podium finish before everything came together on Monday night at the Weedsport Speedway.

Hebing redrew the pole starting position for the 30-lap, non-stop A-Main. He dominated the event leading from start to finish with his only challenge over the course of the race being traffic. Hebing was able to lap all the way up to the top ten during the event while pocketing the $2,075 winner’s share.

“The track really worked out for good me,” said Hebing. “Al (Heinke), Betsy (Angelone) and Mohawk Northeast have treated me pretty well. They are good customers of mine. They take good care of my daughter (Kelly). To win at their track means quite a bit to us.”

Sammy Reakes began the race alongside of Hebing at the front of the field. Reakes tried to work the bottom lane going into the first turn but he couldn’t keep pace with Hebing as he slammed the cushion on the high-side of the speedway. He exited the second turn and put nearly three car lengths on Reakes before getting to turn three. That would be the closest the field would be to him again in the feature.

Hebing set such a quick pace that he caught traffic by the fifth lap. At that point he had to test the ability of his No. 45 to move around the racing surface. Although he preferred the top lane, it didn’t seem to matter what line he chose as he was able to move around. Several times he was forced to make three-wide moves to keep up his pace.

Hebing had checked out by the time the race reached halfway. While Hebing was in a league of his own on this night, the action for second got intense from this point forward as Reakes, Billy VanInwegen, Jeff Cook and Coleman Gulick fought it out. The position changed hand several times over the next five laps while Hebing continued to maneuver in traffic perfectly.

“I was going real good, lapped traffic was going real good,” stated Hebing. “I started making some mistakes the last five laps. I started getting patient. I should have got back up on the gas.”

The event reached the final stages with a new challenger emerging for the second position. Mark Smith, who started sixth, found his groove at the top once everyone at the front started working their way to the bottom. He came into his own with three laps to go as he went from fourth to second.

Unfortunately for Smith it was too little, too late as Hebing was gone. He went on to score his second win of the season and his first in ESS at the facility. Smith, of Sunbury, Pa., capped off his impressive weekend settling for second in his Patrick Vigneault owned Mach-1.

“I was waiting for Chuck (Hebing) to slow down and wait for me so we could make a race out of it,” joked Smith. “I guess he was being a little greedy and didn’t want to wait. It was a good run. We didn’t get going there until towards the end of the race.”

VanInwegen, of Sparrowbush, N.Y., had a career best ESS finish coming across the line third while piloting Mike VanDusen’s No. 56 in only his second 360 Sprint car start.

“We had a blast out there,” commented VanInwegen. “I’m usually happy being on the other side of the spectrum running with the big-blocks. This is a fairly new deal for us. This is only my second 360 start. I had a blast. At one point we got to second. It’s so awesome to drive these cars. I can’t be more thankful for the opportunity to do it.”

Jason Barney came from the 12th starting spot in the caution free race to finish in fourth while Cook held on to finish where he started in fifth.

Mach 1 Chassis A-Main – Chuck Hebing ($2,075), Mark Smith ($1,200), Billy VanInwegen ($825), Jason Barney ($825), Jeff Cook ($860), Danny Varin ($715), Mike Mahaney ($550), Coleman Gulick ($425), Bryan Howland ($515), Paulie Colagiovanni ($450), Sammy Reakes IV ($400), Tommy Wickham ($350), Darryl Ruggles ($325), Steve Collins ($300), Matt Billings ($300), Parker Evans ($350), Jonathan Preston ($300), Ryan Turner ($325), Dave Axton ($375), Keith Granholm ($300), Cory Turner ($325), Josh Azzi ($325)

Did Not Qualify – Kelly Hebing, Dylan Swiernik, Derrick Juliano, Gordy Button

Lap Leaders – C. Hebing (1-30)

Car Mate Trailers Heat 1 – VanInwegen, Wickham, Smith, C. Hebing

Car Mate Trailers Heat 2 – Cook, Varin, Collins, Reakes IV, Axton, Azzi

Car Mate Trailers Heat 3 – Howland, Barney, Ruggles, Gulick, Colagiovanni, R. Turner

Creekside Entertainment/Cobra Coaches Dash – Mahaney, Axton, Colagiovanni, C. Turner, R. Turner, Azzi

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Evans, Billings, Granholm, Preston

Bonuses:

Beard Sewer and Drain Best Time – C. Hebing, Varin, Barney - $25

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Evans ($50)

Creekside Entertainment/Cobra Coaches Dash – Mahaney ($100), Axton ($75), Colagiovanni ($50), C. Turner ($25), R. Turner ($25), Azzi ($25).

Insinger Fuels Hard Charger – Barney (8 pos.) $50

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – C. Hebing $50

E&V Energy – Barney, Howland $50

Ohsweken Speedway 21st Anniversary – C. Turner $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Cook $35

Car Mate Trailers Heats – VanInwegen, Cook, Howland $25

911 Restoration – Howland, Reakes IV $25

Hoosier Tires – Cook $200

Vahlco Wheels – Varin $190

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints:
Web: www.empiresupersprints.com
Twitter: @ESSprints

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmpireSuperSprints

Android App: Empire Super Sprints

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, Einstein Construction Group, SUNY Canton, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, Insinger Performance, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Beard Sewer and Drain, Cobra Coaches, 911 Restoration, Westward Painting Company, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, Panther Frameworx, YorkMont Auctions,, Engler Machine and Tool, Northwood 2 Construction, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

 

Ryan Ruhl Rules Engine Pro SOD Nitro Black Mike Olrich Memorial at Crystal

ERIE, MI (September 6, 2016) - Ryan Ruhl dominated the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Nitro Black Mike Olrich Memorial Race in support of Racing Awareness.com at Crystal Motor Speedway.  The memorial race was the most prestigious event and final race of the Sprints On Dirt season, and the championship race of the MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge five-race mini-series.
 


 

Ruhl led all 30 laps of the non-stop feature in front of a very large and enthusiastic crowd.  Friday's SOD Hartford winner Chad Blonde took over 2nd on lap 15, but Ruhl had a full straightaway lead.  Blonde was a tick faster than Ruhl the last few laps, but not enough to get close to the leader. Ruhl also won the 2015 Mike Olrich Memorial at Crystal.

 

Brian Smith drove a steady race to finish 6th and secure the 2016 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Championship, the MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge, and the 2016 RockAuto.com SOD Series Rookie of the Year.

 

Ruhl's win was with a 360 cubic inch engine.  One 305, three 360's, and and six 410s in the top 10 cars.

 

Former lightning sprint standout Justin Ward nailed down the 2016 RockAuto.com SOD Sprint Car Rookie of the Year honoring the top first-time driver in a full-size sprint car.

 

Patients, families, and staff associated of Racing Awareness.com, Racing Awareness Inc., and Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital were VIP guests of Engine Pro’s Nitro Black product line and Crystal Motor Speedway.

 

RacingAwareness.com and Racing Awareness Inc. are two separate entities that were created with the sole intent of providing children and their families from Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, of West Michigan, who are experiencing or have experienced an illness or injury of a child, a diversion from the healthcare process utilizing the sport of auto racing.

 

Lexi Adgate was one of the original kids that Racing Awareness "adopted."  Lexi, now a Sprints On Dirt competitor, raced at Crystal during the memorial race, but unfortunately, did not qualify for the feature event.  Instead of the usual pace car or truck, Sprint On Dirt officials decided to have her pace the field of 20 starters as they saluted the fans with a three-abreast parade lap before the start of the race.  It was a very emotional experience for the packed grandstand and particularly the Racing Awareness family.  Lexi's family was among the guests at the memorial race.

 

Lexi gave away a 2’ x 2’ Sprints On Dirt sign autographed by all SOD drivers to one deserving fan.  She also helped give away thirty toys donated by international toy wholesaler License 2 Play to children in the grandstand.

 

ARP MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge Feature

 

#

Driver

Motor Size

Awards

Contingencies

1

16

Ryan Ruhl

360

 

Rod End Supply

2

5B

Chad Blonde

410

KSE Hard Charger

Rod End Supply

3

0

Steve Irwin

410

 

Rod End Supply

4

19

Brett Mann

410

 

Racing Optics

5

22M

Dan McCarron

305

 

ATL Racing Fuel Cells

6

2+

Brian Smith

410

 

King Racing Products

7

17X

Dain Naida

360

 

 

8

4T

Josh Turner

410

 

 

9

1A

Mark Aldrich

410

Ti22 Draw Winner

 

10

46

Robert Huisken

360

 

 

11

10S

Jay Steinebach

410

 

 

12

77X

Alex Hill

360

DMI Draw Winner

 

13

3A

Mike Astrauskas

360

 

 

14

27X

Jared Lamberson

360

Engine Pro Lucky Dog

 

15

8

Justin Ward

410

 

 

16

81

John Gall

410

 

 

17

24

Eric Smith

360

 

 

18

6

Tyler Bearden

305

 

 

19

27

Brad Lamberson

360

 

 

20

89

Chris Pobanz

360

 

 

 

Fast Qualifier - Chad Blonde, 12.390

 

Engler Machine & Tool Heat $100 winner – Josh Turner (4T)

4T, 19, 16, 22M, 10S, 6, 91L

 

Lane Automotive Heat $100 winner – Dain Naida (17X)

17X, 2+, 27, 27X, 3A, 8, 89, 35

 

COMP Cams Heat $100 winner – Mark Aldrich (1A)

1A, 0, 5B, 46, 81, 77X, 24, 31

 

B-Main winner – Chris Pobanz (89)

89, 8, 6, 24, 35 (Mark Strpko), 91L (Lexi Adgate), 31 (Tanner Astrauskas), DNS - 57 (Tyler Fitzpatrick)

 

Kistler Racing Products Contingencies – Brett Mann, Steve Irwin

BR Motorsports Contingency – Ryan Ruhl

COMP Cams Contingency – Brian Smith

Allstar Performance Contingency – Brad Lamberson

 

For general information about Racing Awareness, go to https://racingawareness.com; on Facebook, search for RacingAwareness or @RacingAwareness; on Twitter and Instagram type @RacingAwareness. For specific inquiries about Racing Awareness, contact Jeff or Norm attalktous@racingawareness.com.

 

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

 

 

Chad Blonde Battles to Hartford Engine Pro SOD by ARP MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge win

ERIE, MI (September 6, 2016) – Veteran Michigan sprint car star Chad Blonde drove his Sean Robinson owned 5B to victory from his 8th place starting position over 10th place starter Ryan Ruhl and 9th place starter Steve Irwin to win the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge feature at Hartford Speedway last night.  The huge crowd saw a wild show with great racing on the 2016 Sprint On Dirt spec tire from Hoosier Racing Tire.


 

Linden Jones and John Gall led the start of the 20-lap feature with Gall jumping into the lead for the first 2 laps before Jones took over for laps 3-4.  On lap 4, SOD points leader Brian Smith escaped disaster when Joe Swanson climbed up his left rear going into turn one bringing out the race’s only caution. Both cars sustained damage, but restarted after repairs in the pits.  Early leaders John Gall, Linden Jones, and Mark Aldrich, as well as SOD Hartford May winner Ryan Ruhl proved to be no match for Blonde who drove away and finished with a commanding lead over Ryan Ruhl and Steve Irwin.  Blonde’s victory was his first appearance with SOD in several years, and he found the highly-acclaimed 2016 SOD spec Hoosier tires to his liking.

 

Robert Bulloch suffered a mechanical failure in his Kirkendall 7K that sent him hard into the water barrels in turn four in the first heat.  His car was launched high into the air upon impact and although the car was destroyed, Bulloch was eventually cleared by the track medical crew.  The proper installation of the car’s seat and belts prevented potentially serious injuries in this high-speed, heavy-impact crash.

 

ARP MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge Feature

 

#

Driver

Awards

Contingencies

1

5B

Chad Blonde

 

Rod End Supply

2

16

Ryan Ruhl

KSE Hard Charger

Rod End Supply

3

0

Steve Irwin

 

Rod End Supply

4

1A

Mark Aldrich

 

Racing Optics

5

7

Joe Swanson

 

ATL Racing Fuel Cells

6

19J

Linden Jones

 

King Racing Products

7

10S

Jay Steinebach

Ti22 Draw Winner

 

8

4T

Josh Turner

 

 

9

2+

Brian Smith

 

 

10

46

Robert Huisken

 

 

11

81

John Gall

DMI Draw Winner

 

12

27K

Ryan Kirkendall

Engine Pro Lucky Dog

 

13

1

Eric Smith

 

 

14

8

Justin Ward

 

 

15

57

Tyler Fitzpatrick

 

 

16

91L

Lexi Adgate

 

 

DNS

7K

Robert Bulloch

 

 

DNS

23

Joe Geibe

 

 

 

COMP Cams $100 Fast Qualifier

Joe Swanson (7) – 16.803

 

Engler Machine & Tool Heat $100 winner – Brian Smith (2+)

2+, 7, 0, 1A, 19J, 46, 91L, 23

 

Lane Automotive Heat $100 winner – Ryan Tuhl (16)

16, 5B, 4T, 27K, 81, 7K, 8, 24, 57

 

Kistler Racing Products Contingency – Joe Swanson

BR Motorsports Contingency – Steve Irwin

COMP Cams Contingency – Chad Blonde

Allstar Performance Contingency – Josh Turner

 

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

 

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

 

 

EWSC stages grand farewell for Manitowoc Speedway Seven champions crowned in Manitowoc swan song

By Jeff Pederson Pedal Down Promotions

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) September 3, 2016 – With a capacity crowd of well-wishers in a bustling grandstand and an overflow contingent of 179 cars in the jam-packed pit area, Eastern Wisconsin Stock Cars crowned track champions and honored race winners for the final time ever at the Manitowoc Speedway Saturday, Sept. 3. The spectacular turnout of present and past drivers, crews, sponsors, fans and track workers provided for a fitting conclusion to EWSC’s 12-year run at the Manitowoc Speedway facility. The evening was bittersweet for all racing supporters on hand as the speedway is scheduled to close and be removed as the Meijer store chain is currently in final negotiations with Manitowoc County to purchase a portion of the Manitowoc Expo Speedway, including the grandstand and race track area. As a result, the future of EWSC, which has sanctioned races in the area since 1960, remains in doubt. On the track, the competition on the track’s final night was in large part what racers and fans have come to expect at Manitowoc Speedway – highly competitive and action-packed. The evening featured 36 total races, including 23 heats, 5 B mains and 8 A mains completed in a span of 5 and a half hours. The final group of Manitowoc Speedway track titlists etched their names into the record books. The list of 2016 EWSC champions includes Brandon McMullen of Plymouth (Sprint Cars), Tim Buhler of Greenbush (Late Models), Jamie Schmidt of Seymour (Modifieds), Brian Bruechert of Kewaunee (Sport Mods), Brad Lubach of Kiel (Grand Nationals), Shaun Bangart of Chilton (Sport 4s) and Walker Bergene of Whitelaw (Thunder Trucks). Seven A main winners took home trophies as well. Jim Melis of Glenbeulah earned his first Sprint Car A main triumph of the season, Mitch McGrath of Waukesha earned his second Late Model A main victory of 2016 at Manitowoc, Shawn Kilgore of New Franken made his first Manitowoc Speedway appearance of the season count with an A-main victory in the Modified headliner, Travis Arenz racked up his fourth A-main triumph of the season in the Sport Mod division, Kodiak Wirtz of Menomonee Falls claimed his third Grand National main event win, Shaun Bangart won the Sport 4 main event for the sixth time this year, Brandon Peterson of Sturgeon Bay earned his first Thunder Truck main event victory and Edward Anschutz of Two Rivers claimed the victory in the SBR Customs Matt Schuh Memorial Street Stock feature race. The evening’s events began with a tribute to Matt Schuh of Manitowoc, who lost his life after suffering a medical problem while competing in a Grand National heat race, during the EWSC racing program on Aug. 24. Schuh’s fellow firefighters from the Valders and Whitelaw volunteer fire departments were on hand, as well as the firefighters and first responders who tended to Schuh at the track on Aug. 24. All 29 Grand National drivers in attendance took a lap around the track and the Street Stock car of Erik Turner of Two Rivers carried the black flag during the National Anthem in Schuh’s honor. After the initial start of the 20-lap Sprint Car A main was waved off for a spin involving outside front row starter Nich Melis of Plymouth, polesitter Jim Melis jumped into the lead on the drop of the green flag. Third starter Lance Fassbender of Burnett followed closely in Melis’ tire tracks along on the far outside lane of the smooth, multi-groove racing surface. The second caution flag of the race appeared on lap 7 after Tyler Brabant of Waupun spun in turn three. On the ensuring restart Fassbender attempted a slide job in the first and second turns, but Melis was able to power around on the outside to maintain the top spot. Melis, Fassbender and fifth starter Scotty Neitzel of Beaver Dam, who was running third in Bob Hood’s 10w car, encountered lapped traffic on lap 15, which allowed Fassbender to close in and make another bid for the lead. Fassbender was able to pull even with Melis as the two maneuvered around a slower car in turn four on lap 18, but again Melis was able to maintain the lead. The 35-year veteran driver held on over the final two laps to notch his 17th career Midwest Sprint Car Association (MSA) A main victory and his first of the season at Manitowoc. Fassbender was second, Neitzel took third, Kurt Davis of West Allis came from his ninth starting spot to finish fourth and fourth starter Wayne Modjeski of Oak Creek placed fifth. Brandon McMullen, who came into the A main leading Paul Pokorski of West Bend by just two points in the race for the Sprint Car track title. McMullen placed seventh in the A main, while Pokorski was ninth, giving McMullen his first EWSC Sprint Car championship at Manitowoc Speedway. Polesitter Randy Markwardt of Sheboygan led the first lap of the 25-lap Late Model A main, while seventh starter Mitch McGrath charged through the pack to wrestle the lead away from Markwardt in turn three on lap 2. By lap 13, McGrath had to deal with lapped traffic, which helped fifth starter Justin Schmidt of Cleveland move within striking distance. After hounding McGrath for eight laps, Schmidt pulled to the outside and maneuvered around McGrath and a slower car to assume the lead on lap 21. However, Schmidt’s lead was short-lived as McGrath battled back to regain the lead using the outside groove on lap 22. McGrath pulled way over the final three laps to notch his second victory of the season at Manitowoc, while Schmidt wound up second in the caution-free race. Tony Peterson of Big Bend recorded a strong third-place showing after starting fourth, eighth starter Jim Schmidt of Cleveland took fourth and sixth starter Taylor Schleffler of Waukesha came home fifth. Tim Buhler placed sixth to secure the 2016 EWSC Late Model championship. A highly competitive Modified A main featured four different leaders over the action-packed 20 lap race distance. Outside front row starter Matt Jackson of Sheboygan paced the first lap before fourth starter Jamie Schmidt took over the top spot on lap 2. One lap later, third starter Mark Joski of Denmark passed Schmidt to grab the lead. As Joski held the top spot over the next nine laps, heated battles were taking place all over the place behind him as Shawn Kilgore sliced through the field from his 12th starting spot to assume third place on lap five. Following a caution on lap 10 for debris, Kilgore made his move on lap 11, sliding past Schmidt to assume the top spot with 11th starter Jeremy Jacobs of Luxemburg trailing close behind. As Kilgore held his own in front of the field, Jacobs and Joski dueled back and forth in the closing laps for the runner-up spot. Kilgore raced away to score the A main victory in his first appearance at Manitowoc this year. Joski took second, Eric Scribner of Kiel placed third after starting fifth, Jacobs was fourth and Russ Reinwald of Iron Ridge, who started sixth, took fifth. Jamie Schmidt finished sixth to secure the 2016 EWSC Modified track championship. Polesitter Jayden Schmidt of Seymour grabbed the lead in turn one on lap 1 of the 20-lap Sport Mod A main, while Hunter Parsons of Green Bay, John Rothmund of Manitowoc and Cody Schroeder of Manitowoc engaged in an epic duel for second place. After a five-car pileup brought out a caution on lap 4, Travis Arenz began to make his presence felt as he moved into second on lap 6 before powering past Schmidt in turn three on lap 9. Over the final 11 laps, Rothmund charged in to pull up to Arenz’s bumper on a few occasions and Chris Budzban of Luxemburg moved up from his 11th starting spot to seize the third position. Arenz held on to claim his fourth victory of the season at Manitowoc, followed by Rothmund in second, Budzban took third, Schroeder placed fourth and eighth starter Travis Hansen of Brillion was fifth. Brian Bruechert finished seventh to wrap up the 2016 EWSC Sport Mod Manitowoc Speedway track championship. After two multi-car incidents negated the first two attempts to start the 20-lap Grand National A main, polesitter Steven Wirtz of led the first three laps of the race. On lap four, third starter Tyler Kulow of Plymouth passed Wirtz with a low move to take over the lead. One lap later, 10th starter Kodiak Wirtz raced past both Steven Wirtz and Kulow with a nifty low move on lap five. One lap later, Don Sorce Jr. of West Allis raced into second place from his 13th starting spot and began to close on Kodiak Wirtz at the front of the field. Kodiak Wirtz held off runner-up Sorce Jr. and sixth starter Brad Lubach, who came home third to secure the Grand National season points championship. Eighth starter Mark Fieber of Cascade placed fourth and Jeff Lammers of Plymouth finished fifth after starting 16th. Ryan Minster of Sheboygan went into the night as the Grand National point leader. However, a rear end failure relegated him to a 19th place finish in the A main and allowed Lubach to claim the Grand National track title. In the 10-lap Sport 4 A main, Shaun Bangart notched his sixth main event victory of the season to nail down the 2016 track championship. Nathan Lisowe of Chilton was second, Chris Maas of Oakfield placed third, Cody Pankow of Lomira took fourth and Brody Rivest of Sheboygan rounded out the top five.

Brandon Peterson was the winner in the 6-lap Thunder Truck A main, followed by 2016 Thunder Truck track champion Walker Bergene in second and Mark Starr of Seymour in third. Edward Anschutz prevailed in the SBR Customs Matt Schuh Memorial Street Stock A main over Erik Turner (second), Andy Fuhrmann of Brillion (third), Dustin Holland of Burlington (fourth) and Cody Potter of Pell Lake (fifth). Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through a diverse array of promotional strategies and methods, including press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services. For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromotions.com or call 920-323-7970. SPRINT CARS

HEAT 1 1, Paul Pokorski. 2, Kurt Davis. 3, Mitchell Yurmanovich. 4, Tim Haddy. 5, Justin Miller. 6, Andrew Westphal. 7, Ryan Mayr. 8, Randy Walter. HEAT 2 1, Doug Wondra. 2, Brandon McMullen. 3, Jim Melis. 4, Will Gerrits. 5, Shane Wenninger. 6, Danny Schlafer. 7, Jeff Ludwig. 8, Samantha Portschy. HEAT 3 1, KenJay Fiedler. 2, Tony Wondra. 3, Lance Fassbender. 4, Wayne Modjeski. 5, Garrett Timothy. 6, Dannon Tessmer. 7, Josh Teunissen. 8, Scott Conger. HEAT 4 1, Scotty Neitzel. 2, Chris Clayton. 3, Nich Melis. 4, Dick Kaiser. 5, Douglas Pietz. 6, Derek Siegel. 7, Tyler Brabant. 8, Bill Taylor. B FEATURE 1, Danny Schlafer. 2, Mitchell Yurmanovich. 3, Dick Kaiser. 4, Dannon Tessmer. 5, Tyler Brabant. 6, Scott Conger. 7, Andrew Westphal. 8, Garrett Timothy. 9, Ryan Mayr. 10, Josh Teunissen. 11, Randy Walter. 12, Bill Taylor. 13, Samantha Portschy. 14, Derek Siegel. 15, Jeff Ludwig. 16, Will Gerrits (DNS). A FEATURE 1, Jim Melis. 2, Lance Fassbender. 3, Scotty Neitzel. 4, Kurt Davis. 5, Wayne Modjeski. 6, Danny Schlafer. 7, Brandon McMullen. 8, Doug Wondra. 9, Paul Pokorski. 10, Chris Clayton. 11, Mitchell Yurmanovich. 12, KenJay Fiedler. 13, Justin Miller. 14, Tim Haddy. 15, Douglas Pietz. 16, Shane Wenninger. 17, Scott Conger. 18, Dannon Tessmer. 19, Andrew Westphal. 20, Tyler Brabant. 21, Tony Wondra. 22, Nich Melis.

 

 

Campbell Wire-to-Wire in NCRA Sprint Victory at 81 Speedway!

Park City, Kansas – September 3, 2016 - It was a long, trying week for Jeremy Campbell as the former two-time series champion spent thrashing to repair a severely damaged sprinter from an accident during weekly sprint competition last weekend. But the hard work paid off as Campbell wired the field in claiming the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car feature Saturday night at 81 Speedway in Park City during the annual running of the tracks “Steve King Foundation” night.

Taylor Velasquez and Campbell started on the front row for the thirty lap feature with Campbell taking the lead as the green flag fell. The feature quickly went caution when Jordan Whitehead spun at the bottom of turn four.

One lap was complete before the Ryan Roberts got spun down the backstretch and on the attempted restart Velasquez, who was running second got high in turn four and spun to a stop.

Once race action finally resumed Campbell throttled away from the rest of the field and quickly opened a half-stretch lead over Danny Wood by lap three.

Velasquez would spin again in turn four bringing out another caution and on the restart it was once again Campbell jumping into the lead. Campbell and the rest of the field would have to contend with one final caution on lap nine and once race action got underway, Campbell opened a ten car length lead over Wood as Don Droud, Jr., Mickey Walker and C.J. Johnson the top five near the races midway point.

Wood was beginning to close in on the leader on lap seventeen, cutting his deficit down to six car lengths as the leaders worked heavy lapped traffic heading down the backstretch. In perhaps the move of the night, Campbell approached three slower cars entering turn three and in between turns three and four, drove through the middle of the track to pass all three cars and work himself free from traffic. Wood struggled with one of those lapped cars allowing Campbell to stretch his lead one again to a full stretch by lap twenty.

>From then on there was no catching Campbell as he went on to claim his first feature victory of the season. Wood settled for second while Droud, Jr., Walker and Johnson rounded out the top five.

The three, eight lap heat races for the twenty-five car field were won by Campbell, Velasquez and Wood while Ray Seeman claimed the night’s ten lap “B” feature.

A little over a one-month break for the NCRA 360-ci sprint car division before they are back in action at 81 Speedway on Saturday night, October 8.

NCRA Sprint Cars

81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas

09/03/16

25 Cars

1st Heat: 1) Jeremy Campbell, 2) Don Droud, Jr., 3) J.D. Johnson, 4) Ryan Roberts, 5) Raymond Seeman, 6) Josh Fairbank, 7) Michelle Decker, 8) Kaden Taylor, 9) Tyler Davis

2nd Heat: 1) Taylor Velasquez, 2) Jeff Stasa, 3) Mickey Walker, 4) Fred Mattox, 5) Derek Drown, 6) Brandon Ikenberry, 7) Jordan Whitehead, 8) Brian Grimm

3rd Heat: 1) Danny Wood, 2) Jon Freeman, 3) C.J. Johnson, 4) Forrest Southerland, 5) Danny Jennings, 6) Joe Wood, Jr., 7) Jake Greider, 8) Keith Meyer

B Feature: 1) Ray Seeman, 2) Joe Wood, Jr., 3) Josh Fairbank, 4) Luke Cranston, 5) Keith Meyer, 6) Kaden Taylor, 7) Michelle Decker, 8) Tyler Davis, 9) Jordan Whitehead, 10) Brian Grimm, 11) Brandon Ikenberry

A Feature: 1) Jeremy Campbell, 2) Danny Wood, 3) Don Droud, Jr., 4) Mickey Walker, 5) C.J. Johnson, 6) J.D. Johnson, 7) Danny Jennings, 8) Jon Freeman, 9) Fred Mattox, 10) Forrest Southerland, 11 Jeff Stasa, 12) Jake Greider, 13) Keith Meyer, 14) Kaden Taylor, 15) Brian Grimm, 16) Tyler Davis, 17) Michelle Decker, 18) Joe Wood, Jr., 19) Josh Fairbank, 20) Derek Drown, 21) Taylor Velasquez, 22) Ray Seeman, 23) Jordan Whitehead, 24) Ryan Roberts

 

 

Dylan Westbrook Completes Labour Day Classic Weekend Sweep At Brighton

By Clayton Johns

BRIGHTON, Ont. – September 4, 2016 – The Southern Ontario Sprints were in action again on Sunday night for the second half of the Ultramar Labour Day Classic Weekend. SOS and 360 Sprint Car rookie Dylan Westbrook (No.47x Bradshaw Fuels) completed the sweep of the weekend with his sixth Southern Ontario Sprints win of the season.

Chris Jones (No.11J Jones Automotive) and Shawn Sliter (No.22 Gilletta Flooring Services) started on the front row for the 25-lap main event. Jones jumped out to the early lead on a very slick racetrack as Sliter held on to second, but was quickly under pressure from the third-starting Westbrook.

The 17-year-old Westbrook took second from Sliter on lap three and began to chase Jones for the lead. Jones appeared to have the bottom lane figured out while Westbrook pounded the top to find some moisture. He seemed resigned to following Jones for the first half of the race until Jones’ night came to an abrupt end.

On lap eight, Jones appeared to catch a tractor tire in turn four and caused him to spin to the infield for the race’s first caution. Jones elected not to take his car to the work area and Westbrook assumed the lead. Westbrook opened up a sizable 1.3-second lead over Sliter at the halfway mark, but it was erased by a caution on lap 14 when Clyde, OH native Mike Burkin (No.48 Visionquest) tipped on his side.

Burkin was able to continue as Westbrook dominated the remained 11 laps to secure the victory over Sliter. Kyle Fraser (No.01 Oakridge Construction) concluded his weekend with a strong third-place run over April Wilson (No.15aw FK Rod Ends) and Paul Pekkonen (No.98 All Out Performance).

Westbrook’s sixth win of the season with the SOS clinched his first career Sprint Car champion. After winning at South Buxton Raceway on July 2, Westbrook won six straight races including this sweep of the Labour Day Classic Weekend. Westbrook can conclude his championship dream season with a seventh win next Friday, September 9 at Merrittville Speedway.

April Wilson Wins Wingless Dash

The Ultramar Labour Day Classic Weekend concluded with the Simon Petit Memorial Wingless Dash for the Southern Ontario Sprints. Drivers had the opportunity to take the wing off their cars following the scheduled points race. Nine drivers took the challenge and polesitter April Wilson led all 15 laps to secure the victory. She worked the bottom lane excellently and held off Ohioan Mike Burkin and Dylan Westbrook to claim the victory.

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS RACE REPORT

2016 SEASON EVENT #11 – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2016

BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY – BRIGHTON ON

ENTRY LIST (Number Name – Hometown) 01 Kyle Fraser – White Lake, ON

7 Brad Lodge – Stouffville, ON 11J Chris Jones – Picton, ON 15 Mike Ferrell – London, ON 15aw April Wilson – Joyceville, ON 22 Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne, ON 25 Warren Mahoney – Lefroy, ON 42w Rick Wilson – Joyceville, ON 47x Dylan Westbrook – Oakland, ON 48 Mike Burkin – Clyde, OH 66 Frank Baranowski – Mount Hope, ON

98 Paul Pekkonen – Brockville, ON

Heat 1 (8 Laps – Top 4 Redrew For Feature Starting Position) 1. 22 Shawn Sliter 2. 01 Kyle Fraser 3. 98 Paul Pekkonen 4. 15 Mike Ferrell 5. 25 Warren Mahoney 6. 66 Frank Baranowski Time: 1:43.050

Heat 2 (8 Laps – Top 4 Redrew For Feature Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook 2. 15aw April Wilson 3. 11J Chris Jones 4. 42w Rick Wilson 5. 48 Mike Burkin 6. 7 Brad Lodge Time: 1:45.281

FEATURE (25 Laps) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook 2. 22 Shawn Sliter 3. 01 Kyle Fraser 4. 15aw April Wilson 5. 98 Paul Pekkonen 6. 25 Warren Mahoney 7. 7 Brad Lodge 8. 48 Mike Burkin 9. 42w Rick Wilson 10. 66 Frank Baranowski 11. 15 Mike Ferrell 12. 11J Chris Jones No Time. Margin of Victory: 2.074 seconds.

Simon Petit Memorial Wingless Dash (15 Laps – 9 Entries) 1. 15aw April Wilson 2. 48 Mike Burkin 3. 47x Dylan Westbrook 4. 11J Chris Jones 5. 98 Paul Pekkonen 6. 25 Warren Mahoney 7. 25d Dick Mahoney 8. 15 Mike Ferrell 9. 66 Frank Baranowski Time: 4:11.644

A-Feature Lap Leaders – Chris Jones 1-8, Dylan Westbrook 9-25

2016 SEASON FEATURE WINNERS:

Dylan Westbrook – 6 (South Buxton July 2, Brighton July 9, Brighton August 6, Humberstone August 7, Brighton September 3, Brighton September 4), Mitch Brown – 2 (Brighton May 21, June 18), Ryan Susice – 1 (Humberstone June 5), Dave Dykstra – 1 (Ohsweken July 1)

UP NEXT:

Merrittville Speedway – Friday, September 9, 2016

About the Southern Ontario Sprints: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. 2016 marks the 21st year of operation for the Southern Ontario Sprints, brought to you this season by The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, www.ImageFactor.ca, and www.OntarioOvalOnDirt.com.

Website: www.SouthernOntarioSprints.com

Twitter: @SOSsprints

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YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/SOSsprints

 

 

Burks best at Bethany

Bethany, MO (September 4, 2016)-With the Boss Chassis WAR Series making their first appearance at the Northwest Missouri State Fair since 2013, Wyatt Burks picked up his third career win Sunday at the Northwest Missouri State Fairgrounds Speedway. Chris Morgan and Kenny Potter led the twenty-two car field to the green flag with Potter going over the turn one bank on the original start. Behind him, action was frantic as Chris Desselle slid to a stop over the turn one bank and Chris Parkinson was contacted by another competitor and spun to a stop in turn two. Potter kept his car going and would rejoin the field at the front for a complete restart. Morgan shot into the lead and would lead lap one as fourth-starting Burks moved into the second spot. Burks got a great run in turns one and two and would shoot by Morgan to take the lead on lap two. Terry Babb was able to move by Morgan on lap five. Five laps were in the books when Vinny Ward spun over the bank in between turns one and two to bring out the caution. Burks would continue to lead when the field resumed action as Babb tried every trick to get by the Topeka, KS driver. Burks, Babb, and Morgan extended their lead over the rest of the field as they encountered heavy lapped traffic. Burks was able to move through the traffic to keep Babb at bay and went on to his first WAR win of 2016 in his Industrial Maintenance(IMI)/Sleeper Excavating/Bindery Express/Jadon's Hope Foundation Maxim with a Felker 410 powerplant. He also wished to thank his dad Jeff Burks, Donnie Clausen, and Don Rumsey for their support. Babb was a strong second in his KCBJ Motorsports/Faith Flatout Ministries Eagle with Stanton-All Pro power under the hood. Morgan was third in the DKM Motorsports Maxim with Stanton-Mopar power. Twenty-second starting Taylor Walton was fourth in The Stuart House/Midwest Custom Trucks Maxim with a Walton 360 powerplant. He picked up the Indy Race Parts Hard Charger award. Layne Himebaugh was fifth in the Risley Trash Service/Get-R-Done Tree Service/Hesselbein Tire/Eaton Industrial Coatings/Liquid Design and Graphics XXX with Risley power under the hood. Cody Baker was sixth with Parkinson rebounding from his early spin to run seventh. 2012 and 2013 Northwest Missouri Fair winner Mitchell Moore was eighth with Potter and Korey Weyant rounding out the top ten. The Boss Chassis WAR Series will next be in action at the Lucas Oil Speedway as part of the 6th Annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial. This year's event will be Thursday September 22 through Saturday September 24.

Hinchman Racewear 1st Heat- 8 laps 1. 51-Mitchell Moore, Edgerton, KS (2); 2. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (1); 3. 99-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (4); 4. 24L-Layne Himebaugh, Collinsville, OK (5); 5. 78-Rob Caho Jr, Wyoming, MN (3); 6. 7JR-JD Black, Grain Valley, MO (8); 7. 8K-Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (7); 8. 93-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg, MO (6) Wilwood Disc Brakes 2nd Heat- 8 laps 1. 38-Cody Baker, Lone Jack, MO (2); 2. 8D-Terry Babb, Decatur, IL (4); 3. 9-Casey Baker, Lone Jack, MO (1); 4. 82-Vinny Ward, Warrenton, MO (6); 5. 21C-Chris Desselle, Richmond, MO (3); 6. 77-Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO (5)-DNF; 7. 99E-Bailey Elliott, California, MO (7)-DNF Bell Helmets 3rd Heat- 8 laps 1. 11R-Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS (2); 2. 55-Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, MO (4); 3. 75K-Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (5); 4. 24C-Craig Carroll, Collinsville, OK (3); 5. 75-Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW (7); 6. 65M-TJ Muths, Sedalia, MO (6); 7. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker, Bloomington, IL (1) A-Main- 25 laps 1. 11R-Burks (4); 2. 93-Walton (22); 5. 24L-Himebaugh (10); 6. 38-Co. Baker (5); 7. 65-Parkinson (7); 8. 51-Moore (6); 9. 55-Potter (2); 10. 99-Weyant (8); 11. 77-Boyles (18); 12. 78-Caho Jr. (15); 13. 9-Ca. Baker (11); 14. 8K-Leer (19); 15. 24C-Carroll (13); 16. 7JR-Black (14); 17. 82-Ward (9); 18. 75-Saville (12); 19. 1T-Shoemaker (21); 20. 65M-Muths (17)-DNF; 21. 99E-Elliott (20)-DNF; 22. 21C-Desselle (16)-DNF

 

 

CUMMINS TAKES THE CHALLENGE - WINS AT HAUBSTADT

Haubstadt, IN - September 4, 2016 - The “Labor Day Weekend Challenge” at Tri-State Speedway provided an exciting feature event for the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series. The dirt flew for 30 laps and so did the competitors. The leaders were fast and cars coming up through the 21 car starting field were also very quick.

C. J. Leary started on the pole but Chase Stockon would lead the first three laps. Chris Malone was already on the move and took the lead on lap four. He had started in the fifth row and was now looking to stretch his lead over Stockon. Another driver also had his sights set on a win! Kyle Cummins grabbed the lead at the halfway point. Cummins had control and the $3,000 first prize would be his.

During the post race interviews Cummins was both confident and thankful. “Unbelievable! I knew that once I got out in front a bit that I could go top, middle, or bottom. The crew gave me a very good car. That made it easy for me tonight!” Cummin’s Rock Steady Racing entry is owned by Hank Byram, and sponsored by Greenwell Auto Body and Tim Mason ReMax.

Chris “Critter” Malone was happy with his second place finish. “The car began having bad vibrations. After Kyle went by I knew that I could not catch him now. It is nice to be back in front!” Donny Brackett moved into contention and collected a strong third place finish. Donny added a “thank you” to the fans. “You being here is the reason we do it!” Fans watched three of the best racing with MSCS take podium finishes!

Carson Short came from deeper in the pack to finish fourth. His run from 14th to 4th earned him the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race Award. Justin Grant was a fixture in the top five for the distance and finished fifth.

The second five included Tyler Hewitt, C.J. Leary, Brady Short, Chase Stockon, and Zach Daum. Dakota Jackson received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award in finishing eleventh. The pace of the feature was interrupted just 3 times. The one red flag was displayed when Hunter O’Neal’s car turned over in turn two. Jadon Roger’s was also involved but able to restart and finish the race. There was a yellow flag late in the event which brought about a green, white, checker restart. The excitement was compounded when a yellow flag came out after the dual checkers had been displayed to end the race.

The three MSCS heat races were quick 10 lap victories for C.J. Leary, Chase Stockon, and fast qualifier Max McGhee. Hunter O’Neal drove the Waltz sprinter to a win in the B Main. With 15 cars already having transferred to the A, fourteen drivers were competing for the final 5 feature starting spots. Only Brandon Mattox failed to answer the horn. A broken drive shaft in the first heat race ended his night early. Jared Chastain would take a provisional and join the starting field.

The next MSCS race is the biggest paying race of the year for the series. The Haubstadt Hustler is scheduled for Saturday September 17th at the Tri-State Speedway. This will be a MSCS-USAC co-sanctioned event. It pays $10,000 to win!

Sunday night’s event was a big triple header. Two other divisions of race cars were in competition along with an opening ceremony presenting the vintage race cars. The MOWA winged sprinters were added to the program to provide that series with a rain make-up date. Hunter Schuerenberg of Sikeston, MO, won the 25 lap feature. Chase Stockon was second. Kody Kinser, Zach Daum, and Parker Price-Miller rounded out the top five. Schuerenberg, Daum, and A.J. Bruns won the 3 heat races. Mike Terry Jr. prevailed in the MOWA B-Main.

Four sprint car drivers ran with both MSCS and MOWA. Their best feature finishes were as follows: Chase Stockon - 2nd MOWA, Carson Short - 4th MSCS, Zach Daum -4th MOWA, and Joe B. Miller 10th MOWA

The final feature of the night featured the UMP Open Wheel Modifieds. Stan Beadles of Owensville, IN, won the 25 lap feature. Beadles led throughout the event. He had a perfect night in also winning his heat race. Fast qualifier Zach Fair was second in the feature. Heat winners Matt Lane and Dustin Beck were third and fourth. Larry Anderson was fifth in an event filled with caution periods and the action that caused them. The modifieds will also be on the racing card on September 17th.

Provided as News and Information for Tri-State Speedway.

RACE SUMMARY: TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY “Labor Day Weekend Challenge” Haubstadt, IN September 4, 2016

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series: (29 Entries)

Overall Fastest Qualifier - 17 Max McGhee, 13.333 seconds

First Heat - 66 C.J. Leary, 5K Kent Schmidt, 3 Dakota Jackson, 4B Donny Brackett, 38W Chet Williams, 98 Brandon Morin, 27 Brian Wallace, 7c Joe B. Miller, 52C Jared Chastain, 2J Jeff Pritchett

Second Heat - 32 Chase Stockon, 17G Justin Grant, 97x Tyler Hewitt, 5d Zach Daum, 21 Carson Short, 11 James Lyerla, 11N Collin Ambrose, 3x Jake Scott, 17R Kendall Ruble, 28 Brandon Mattox

Third Heat - 17 Max McGhee, 3R Kyle Cummins, 7 Chris Malone, 11P Brady Short, 38 Jeff Bland Jr., 56W Hunter O’Neal, 66J Jadon Rogers, 41 Jim Shelton, 15J Nick Johnson

B Main - 56w Hunter O’Neal, 98 Brandon Morin, 66J Jadon Rogers, 11 James Lyerla, 11N Collin Ambrose, 15J Nick Johnson, 7C Joe B. Miller, 27 Brian Wallace, 52C Jared Chastain, 41 Jim Shelton, 2J Jeff Pritchett, 3x Jake Scott, 17R Kendall Ruble

Feature (30 Laps) - 3R Kyle Cummins, 7 Chris Malone, 4B Donny Brackett, 21 Carson Short, 17G Justin Grant, 97X Tyler Hewitt, 66 C.J. Leary, 11P Brady Short, 32 Chase Stockon, 5D Zach Daum, 3 Dakota Jackson, 38 Jeff Bland Jr., 98 Brandon Morin, 11x James Lyerla, 66J Jadon Rogers, 5K Kent Schmidt, 38w Chet Williams, 17 Max McGhee, 11N Collin Ambrose, 52C Jared Chastain, 56W Hunter O’Neal

UMP Open Wheel Modifieds: (24 Entries)

Overall Fastest Qualifier - 1 Zach Fair, 16.229 seconds

First Heat - 84 Stan Beadles, 7W Wally Walker, 4X Michael Fish, 87 Samantha Beadles, 71 Rick Frasure, 11P Larry Parker, 25C Clayton Lane, 21H Michael Hussmann

Second Heat - 32 Matt Lane, 1 Zach Fair, 95 Larry Anderson, 41 Lance Foreman, 11H Joshua Holley, 81C Chris Cole, 72M Michael Beatty, 54 Josh McPherson

Third Heat - 75 Dustin Beck, 77 Stephen Schnapf, 2X Wes Harms, 81 Mark Cole, R43 Rodney Anderson, 57 Matt Hines, a11y Jay Jones

Feature (25 Laps) - 84 Stan Beadles, 1 Zach Fair, 32 Matt Lane, 75 Dustin Beck, 95 Larry Anderson, 25C Clayton Lane, R43 Rodney Anderson, 81 Mark Cole, a11y Jay Jones, 11H Joshua Holley, 72M Michael Beatty, 11P Larry Parker, 77 Stephen Schnapf, 41 Lance Foreman, 57 Matt Hines, 87 Samantha Beadles, 71 Rick Frasure, 2X Wes Harms, 54 Josh McPherson, 81C Chris Cole, 7W Wally Walker, 4X Michael Fish

Neal Tire MOWA Sprint Cars: (26 Entries)

Top Qualifier - 20N Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.353 seconds

First Heat - 20N Hunter Schuerenberg, 71M Paul May, 4K Kody Kinser, 07 Jacob Wilson, 23D Trey Datweiler, 25 Jake Blackhurst, 85 Mike Terry Jr., 12H Jerrod Hull, 52F Logan Faucon

Second Heat - 44 A.J. Bruns, 2 Parker Price-Miller, 32 Chase Stockon, 1m Jim Moughan, 10S Jeremy Standridge, 3A Dustin Adams, 10H Jason Keith, 4W Chuck Walker, 79J Jacob Patton

Third Heat - 5D Zach Daum, 77U Chris Urish, 21 Carson Short, 4 Danny Smith, 29 Joey Moughan, 51B Joe B. Miller, 12S Adam Schmidt, 21K Kameron Key

B Main - 85 Mike Terry Jr., 25 Jake Blackhurst, 51B Joe B. Miller, 12H Jerrod Hull, 3A Dustin Adams, 12S Adam Schmidt, 21K Kameron Key, 52F Logan Faucon, 4W Chuck Walker, 10H Jason Keith, 79J Jacob Patton

Feature (25 Laps) - 20N Hunter Schuerenberg, 32 Chase Stockon, 4K Kody Kinser, 5D Zach Daum, 2 Parker Price-Miller, 44 A.J. Bruns, 4 Danny Smith, 77u Chris Urish, 1m Jim Moughan, 51B Joe B. Miller, 23D Trey Datweiler, 07 Jacob Wilson, 29 Joey Moughan, 12H Jerrod Hull, 10S Jeremy Standridge, 71M Paul May, 85 Mike Terry Jr., 25 Jake Blackhurst, 3A Dustin Adams, 21 Carson Short

 

 

Dave Hibbard Wins Coos Bay Leg Of Extreme Sprint Car Triple Crown With Last Lap Pass

By Ben Deatherage

Coos Bay, Oregon- The second race, of three, for the Extreme Sprint Car Cup, presented by Dave's Carpet & Vinyl Liquidators, would take place at Coos Bay Speedway on Saturday, September 3rd. The Oregon coastal venue would attract several cars from all over the state to take on the local contingent at the "Clay By The Bay". A total of fourteen entries would be in attendance in the pit area.

Ryan Kingery, of North Bend, started the main event off as the leader at the drop of the green flag. Kingery would be challenged for the position in some lapped traffic and would get passed on lap ten. Cottage Grove’s Kinzer Cox would be the guy to make it around him and showed the way for some time before he would be put under pressure.

On a lap twelve restart, Cox and David Hibbard, from Medford, would get together while battling for the lead going into turn three. Both drivers would keep going and Cox retained first place. As the race continued to stay green Hibbard was reeling Cox back in.

Kinzer Cox would blaze the trail for the field to the white flag. Dave Hibbard would roll the dice one last time with a slider in turn three to get to the front. Cox attempted a last-ditch cross over move and nearly passed Hibbard as the two finished side by side at the line. Hibbard would claim the victory with a slim margin of 0.028 seconds.

Kinzer Cox was a respectable second followed by Eugene’s Raquel Ivie in third. Dave May, of Santa Rosa, California, placed fourth while John Black, from Coos Bay, completed the top five, in fifth.

Dave Hibbard was the fastest timer in qualifications. Hibbard and Portland teenager Duke Johnson were the two heat race winners. Patrick Dills, out of Cottage Grove, was victorious in the trophy dash.

The Extreme Sprint Car Triple Crown, presented by Dave’s Carpet & Vinyl Liquidators, returns on Saturday, September 10th for the third and final round of action at Southern Oregon Speedway.

Race Summary:

Dave’s Carpet & Vinyl Liquidators Extreme Sprint Car Triple Crown Race #2

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

Coos Bay Speedway

Coos Bay, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 3H-David Hibbard; 2. 1K-Kinzer Cox; 3. 70-Raquel Ivie; 4. 3M-Dave May; 5. 5B-John Black; 6. 4D-Cooper Desbiens; 7. 3O-Scott Fox; 8. 76-Ken Fox; 9. 151-Duke Johnson; 10. 35-Steve Smith; 11. 38-Eric Bowers; 12. 5D-Patrick Dills; 13. 15-Ryan Kingery; 14. 1-Bailey Hibbard

Dash: 1. 5D-Patrick Dills; 2. 4D-Cooper Desbiens; 3. 70-Raquel Ivie; 4. 3H-David Hibbard

Heat 1: 1. 3H-David Hibbard; 2. 1K-Kinzer Cox; 3. 5D-Patrick Dills; 4. 35-Steve Smith; 5. 15-Ryan Kingery; (DNS) 3O-Scott Fox

Heat 2: 1. 151-Duke Johnson; 2. 3M-Dave May; 3. 70-Raquel Ivie; 4. 1-Bailey Hibbard; 5. 76-Ken Fox; 6. 4D-Cooper Desbiens; 7. 5B-John Black; 8. 38-Eric Bowers

Qualifying: 1. 3H-David Hibbard; 2. 70-Raquel Ivie; 3. 5D-Patrick Dills; 4. 4D-Cooper Desbiens; 5. 1K-Kinzer Cox; 6. 3M-Dave May; 7. 15-Ryan Kingery; 8. 76-Ken Fox; 9. 3O-Scott Fox; 10. 151-Duke Johnson; 11. 35-Steve Smith; 12. 38-Eric Bowers; (DNS) 1-Bailey Hibbard; (DNS) 5B-John Black

 

 

AJ Hopkins claims ‘King of Non-Wing’ sprint car feature at LPS - Groomer continues winning ways in UMP Modified division

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE – Lincoln Park Speedway kicked off the Labor Day Weekend in style Saturday evening with an action packed night of racing that featured a massive 117 total cars in the pits. AJ Hopkins was one of 35 drivers on hand in pursuit of the $2,000 prize for the ‘King of Non-Wing’ champion in the sprint car division. Hopkins had proven that he knew the fast way around the Putnamville oval and he let the competition know early on that he had designs on taking home the hardware. Jon Stanbrough picked up the first heat win and Hopkins roared forward from a fifth-place start to claim the second heat. Bradley Sterrett won over Brazil’s Daylan Chambers in the third heat as Brady Short claimed the final heat race. Short and Sterrett would start on the front row for the 30-lap A-main with Hopkins and Stanbrough one row behind them. When the field went green, Short got to the front as Hopkins held a close second while biding his time on the top groove. Stanbrough held third comfortably ahead of Brent Beauchamp and Sterrett. A caution for the slowed car of JJ Hughes came out on the 10th lap and set up Hopkins for his shot at the lead. When the field took the green flag, Hopkins sent a big slider at Short through turns three and four and made the move stick. Hopkins took the lead off of turn four and began to build his lead at the halfway point, but Stanbrough came to a stop to bring out the caution. On the second re-start it was Short that took advantage of a bobble by Hopkins and re-took the lead briefly before Hopkins tracked him down and snagged the top spot heading into the final 10 laps. With six laps remaining, Hopkins had caught the back of the field and maneuvered through traffic as Short caught him. The pair ran wheel-to-wheel for a couple of laps before Hopkins was able to squeeze to the front. At the finish line, Hopkins claimed the win as Short, Beauchamp, Dave Darland and Jeff Bland wrapped up the top-five. In the second sprint car feature of the evening, Brazil’s Nate McMillin led wire-to-wire to claim the victory ahead of Anthony Leohr and Shelby VanGilder. Bloomington’s Derek Groomer has been on fire the second half of the season in the D48 UMP Modified. Groomer was able to track down Kenny Carmichael Jr. at the halfway mark of the 20-lap A-main on Saturday and went on to pick up his ninth feature victory of the season. He would add a 10th win on Sunday at Twin Cities Raceway Park. Groomer started in the fourth spot, but battled his way past Brent Hudson after the pair fought for second-place for several laps. Once Groomer made his way to the second spot, he set his sights on chasing down Carmichael. Roger Mills and Randy Shuman trailed Groomer and Hudson in their own side-by-side fight for position. By lap 10, Carmichael ran the high side as Groomer worked the bottom line into the lead as Mills and Jay Humphrey were battling for fourth after Shuman dropped out. Once Groomer got to the lead, he set sail and built a solid lead at the finish as Carmichael maintained his season points lead with a runner-up finish. Mills placed third ahead of Humphrey and Rob Brickert, who rocketed forward from 16th to take fifth. In the UMP Super Stock division it was Bloomington’s Steve Hollars winning his first race at LPS this season as he held off a furious challenge from Steve Peeden followed by Josh Boller. Carmichael Jr. came forward from 10th to take fourth ahead of Jonathon Newgent. In the bomber features, Roachdale’s Jordan Almanza wasn’t quite able to chase down Paragon’s Josh Litton in the A-main, but he did win the season-long war by clinching the points championship. Litton took over the lead by the fifth lap over Almanza as the pair seperated themselves from the rest of the field. A lap seven pileup brought the competitors back into the mix as the caution flew while the crash was sorted out. When the race resmed, Litton, Almanza, Ryan Freeland and Chucky Walden made up the top-four, but James Walters and Lenny Krupa III were in the chase. As the laps ticked off, Almanza looked for any sort of opening to make a pass of Litton, but he wouldn’t budge from the top spot. With five laps remaining, Freeland would be forced to the pits with mechanical problems as James Walters charged into third ahead of Gary Hayden. Litton would maintain the top position at the checkered flag as Almanza came home second ahead of Walters, Hayden and Krupa. In the second bomber feature, Alex Reid got past Bob Farris during the mid-point of the race and went on to pick up the victory ahead of Faris, Jerry Hutto, Joe Cash and Tyler Campfield.

Lincoln Park Speedway ‘King of Non-Wing’ sprint car feature 1. AJ Hopkins, 2. Brady Short, 3. Brent Beauchamp, 4. Dave Darland, 5. Jeff Bland Jr., 6. Kyle Simon, 7. Brandon Mattox, 8. Bradley Sterrett, 9. Brandon Morin, 10. Chris Babcock, 11. Lee Underwood, 12. Tim Creech II, 13. David Applegate, 14. Jadon Rogers, 15. Parker Frederickson, 16. Landon Simon, 17. Jon Stanbrough, 18. Eric Perrott, 19. JJ Hughes, 20. Daylan Chambers

Sprint car second feature 1. Nate McMillin, 2. Anthony Leohr, 3. Shelby VanGilder, 4. Ben Phillips, 5. Jamie Frederickson, 6. Ben McMurray, 7. Brady Ottinger, 8. John Nicoson, 9. Steve Hair, 10. Wayne Newlin, 11. Cody Leohr, 12. Jared Chastain, 13. Dylan Shaw, 14. Max McGhee, 15. Dave Gross B-main winners: L. Simon, Mattox Heat race winners: Stanbrough, Hopkins, Sterrett, Short

 

 

Jeff Abold Steals Oswego International Classic Victory from Fuel Starved Dave Shullick Jr. on Final Lap

OSWEGO, NY (September 4, 2016) – Sunday’s finish of the 60th annual Budweiser International Classic 200 at Oswego Speedway was fitting of an anniversary special as Jeff Abold pounced on a fuel starved Dave Shullick Jr. with one lap remaining and held off a hard charging Michael Barnes to claim the biggest win of his career, worth $15,000.

Abold, who had fallen to as far as 14th position in the field, made a late race rally to pull into the runner-up spot at lap 184, putting himself in prime position to take advantage of Shullick who began to sputter out of fuel on lap 198.

Using the outside of the Speedway, Abold stole the lead out of turn two on the final circuit, holding off Speedway champion Michael Barnes who made a valiant bid at the point into turn three to speed away to his second career Oswego Speedway win and the first Budweiser International Classic 200 victory for the Abold family.

“My family has been coming here for a lot of years,” said Abold, in Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane. “I saw a blue car slowing down and there are so many of them I wasn’t sure who it was, but I figured it out and just did what I had to on the final lap. This is something you dream about doing your entire life. We’ve been trying for so long to win this race and to do it today, it is a surreal feeling. This won’t sink in until next year’s Classic.”

Barnes finished a mere half second behind Abold at the finish to earn the A.J. Michaels Runner-Up Award while Otto Sitterly, Shullick, and Davey Hamilton Sr. finished the top five positions.

Pole sitter Mike Muldoon earned sixth with Dave Gruel, Dave Danzer, Joe Gosek, and Brandon Bellinger in the top ten spots.

Sixth place starter Keith Shampine dominated the majority of the event, leading some 129 laps to earn the $1,500 halfway bonus from Insinger Performance after passing early leader Pat Lavery on lap 15. Shampine, who appeared to have the car to beat for much of the Classic would succumb to fuel pickup issues at lap 144, giving way to Shullick during the three quarter point of the 200.

Under beautiful sunny skies Mike Muldoon and Pat Lavery would lead the 34-car Budweiser International Classic 200 field to the Cam’s Pizzeria green flag with Muldoon nearly finding trouble in the race’s first corner.

Trying to keep pace with Lavery, who got a good jump on the start, Muldoon went deep into turn one, washing up the track just as Lavery was coming down through the corner. The two cars touched briefly, with Muldoon’s No. 15 stepping out, nearly collecting the inside hub rail. Fortunately all cars and drivers made it through safely.

With that altercation behind him, Lavery jumped to the point in the Graham Racing No. 12 to lead the early stages.

With Lavery leading, Shampine was beginning to position himself for a drive to the front in the Chris Osetek No. 55.

Shampine started from the sixth position and was into third by the race’s third circuit. Taking second on lap 10, Shampine then charged to the point, driving by Lavery on lap 15 to become the second leader of the race.

Despite leading early, Lavery started to slip back through the pack in the following laps, giving way to both Shullick and Muldoon at lap 17 as they took over second and third on the Speedway.

Sitterly, who started eighth in the grid, made a steady climb early on attempting to keep pace with teammate Shullick, who was driving the IFS Supermodified in the Nicotra stable.

Sitterly would find the top five by lap 16 before taking third from Muldoon at lap 23.

The field worked into a good pace through the first 25-laps with the first real contender running into trouble at lap 24.

Tim Jedrzejek, who qualified brilliantly into a seventh place starting spot behind the wheel of the Danzer Racing No. 72, would pick up a flat right rear tire and was forced pit side to make repairs.

The top five runners would run steady over the next 20 laps before the third Nicotra Racing entry of Davey Hamilton Sr. would join his fellow teammates in a bumper to bumper battle after taking fourth from Muldoon on lap 48.

It took some 56-laps for the first caution flag to wave and it would come for a spinning Aric Iosue, driving the No. 11.

The green flag would wave again at lap 67 with Shampine leading over Shullick, Sitterly, Hamilton, Barnes, Muldoon, Gosek, Gruel, Kody Graham, and Danzer.

On the restart the Syrell Racing No. 68 of Barnes would break up the Nicotra Racing party, taking fourth from Hamilton, before Dan Connors Jr. would bring out the next caution after hitting the first turn foam in the No. 01.

Connors was OK, but done for the day.

Another caution would wave at lap 90 for Hal LaTulip, who found the third turn foam in the No. 56.

During this caution several cars came to pit lane including Lavery and Chris Perley who were running nose to tail at the end of the top 20 cars.

Perley would lose a lap in the pit area and would eventually call it a day at lap 102 in his all new Vic Miller Hawk chassis with a 28th place effort.

The green would wave again at lap 96, just shy of halfway, with Shampine still setting the pace with Shullick, Sitterly, Barnes, Hamilton, Muldoon, Gosek, Gruel, Graham, and Danzer all giving chase.

Shampine, who ran the fastest lap of the day, would speed on to collect the $1,500 halfway leader bonus from Insinger Performance fuels and now eyed even more bonus bucks for leading at 10-lap intervals. Another $300 would come his way at lap 110.

While the top runners stayed in lock step, Graham was continuing to work through the field in the No. 91 from the 19th starting spot.

Charging all the way to seventh by lap 114, Graham was now looking to become a leading contender with Shampine, Shullick, Sitterly, Barnes, Hamilton and Muldoon who had all held court for much of the afternoon.

With Shullick now beginning to apply some pressure to Shampine up front, yellow lights would come on one more time for an altercation right in front of the race leaders involving Bob Magner, Jedrzejek, and Jerry Curran. Everyone would make it by safely.

Back to green at lap 125, Shampine had just pocketed another $300 in bonus lap money, with Shullick second continuing to earn Budweiser 6-packs from Eagle Beverage while Sitterly rode third ahead of Barnes, Hamilton, Muldoon, Graham, Danzer, Gosek, and Abold who had solidly moved back into the top ten at lap 120 after starting ninth and slipping as far back as 14th.

Around lap 135 the leaders found heavy lapped traffic, which allowed Sitterly to creep back into the mix making it a three car battle for the lead out front.

However, that would all change at lap 144 as Shampine began to slow in the No. 55, handing the race lead over to Shullick at lap 145 before hitting pit lane on lap 146 for fuel.

Pick-up issues would momentarily sideline the Shampine ride will his pit crew added fuel to the left side fuel cell. A dominating run for Shampine was all for not in his bid for the win, but he and the Osetek team no doubt made their presence known leading nearly 130-laps of the Classic.

When Shampine made his pit stop at lap 146 most were not keeping track of the fact that Abold had moved to eighth in the order in the Abold Motorsports No. 05, which meant they may also not have taken notice that by lap 152 Abold was up to sixth and at lap 153 he had officially moved into the top five for the first time all day.

Just three laps later Abold blasted by Hamilton for fourth at lap 156 and was on the charge.

The Classic’s final caution waved at lap 168 for the Graham No. 91, who had put on a great drive from 19th on the grid and was running sixth at the time of his spin which brought the yellow lights on.

Shullick would then lead the field back to green for a 25-lap race to the finish ahead of Sitterly, Barnes, Abold, Hamilton, Danzer, Gruel, Gosek, Tim Snyder, and Bellinger.

Muldoon, who had run top ten for most of the day, had made a pit stop in the No. 15 without losing a lap and would now try to charge through the field from the tail side of the pack.

With green lights back on Barnes saw his last opportunity to try and chase down Shullick out front, who had been running comfortably as the race leader since lap 145.

With that said, Barnes charged by Sitterly for second at lap 180 bringing the Abold ride along with him, dropping Sitterly to fourth.

But, Barnes’ momentum would stall four laps later as Abold would pick up the pace even further disposing of the No. 68 at lap 184 giving himself 16-laps to try and hunt down Shullick out front.

As the laps ticked away it became clear that Abold would not have time to reel in Shullick, who was looking to become the first Ohio driver to win the International Classic since Gary Allbritain in 1975.

However as starter Donny Forbes displayed the parallel sticks indicating just two-laps remaining it became clear that Shullick was running into issues and as the No. 2 took the white flag and rolled down the front stretch the car was merely coasting – out of fuel.

Suddenly a battle between Abold and Barnes for second was going to become a battle for the lead, and it did as the two flew by Shullick on the outside of the second turn on the final lap of the race.

Miraculously Abold and Barnes were now the leaders charging into the third turn with the lapped car of Joey Moriarty standing between them.

After looking at the low side, Abold made the winning move of the race, opting to take the high line around Moriarty into the third turn, leaving the door open low for Barnes.

Barnes made a power move into three, rolling underneath Abold to go neck and neck for the lead, but Barnes could go no further was Moriarty had the low lane blocked allowing Abold to roll by freely on the top side.

As the duo charged out of turn four it was Jeff Abold earning a dramatic victory in the International Classic, after leading just three quarters of a lap.

For the second year in a row, Oswego track champion Barnes had to settle for a second place run in Supermodified racing’s biggest event.

“We kind of struggled all day, we really didn’t have a car to win it, we got lucky with second,” said Barnes. “I felt like we had something with about 60-laps to go, but I buzzed the right rear once and then it was loose from there. At the end there when Shullick ran out I just dove it into three low, it was my only choice and hoped he (Abold) would maybe screw up, but I was boxed in. I’ll take it, but any longer Jeff would have drove away from me. He ran a smart race.”

Sitterly would find the podium after teammate Shullick ran dry.

“We were tight in the center and when I would try and gas it up off the car would get pretty loose,” said Sitterly. “Mostly just disappointed that Shullick ran out of fuel. I said earlier in the week that the IFS car was sort of the sleeper in the field, and Shullick had the best car today. It’s too bad, but for some reason it was pushing a lot of fuel out of it early in the race.”

A total of 37 cars attempted to qualify for this year’s 60th Budweiser International Classic 200.

Chris Perley and Dave McKnight would win Total Seal Semi Finals on Sunday, each earning $500 for their victories.

Lou LeVea Sr. would fail to qualify for the 200 after an apparent blown engine in the Buske No. 96 during his Semi Final run.

Davey Hamilton Jr. would finish 18th in his first International Classic earning Total Seal Rookie of the Race honors worth $500 as well as another $300 from the Oswego Classic Can-Am Camping Group in memory of Norm & Vi Helbock for being the last car running.

Ryan Litt was the highest finishing Canadian in the field worth $200 from the Classic Can-Am Camping Group.

Tim Snyder was the Total Seal Hard Charger worth $500 while Tim Jedrzejek was the Total Seal Hard Luck Award winner earning another $500.

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60th Budweiser International Classic Weekend Oswego Speedway – NY Sunday, September 4 - 2016

Novelis Supermodifieds

60th Annual Budweiser International Classic (200-laps): 1. 05-Jeff Abold ($15,000) 2. 68-Michael Barnes 3. 7-Otto Sitterly 4. 2-Dave Shullick Jr. 5. 6-Davey Hamilton 6. 15-Michael Muldoon 7. 50-David Gruel 8. 52-Dave Danzer 9. 00-Joe Gosek 10. 02-Brandon Bellinger 11. 0-Tim Snyder 12. 51 - Joey Moriarty 13. 5-Tim Devendorf 14. 12-Pat Lavery 15. 47-Bob Bond 16. 35 Bobby Magner 17. 55-Keith Shampine 18. 14-Davey Hamilton Jr. 19. 91-Kody Graham 20. 21-Bobby Santos 21. 1 Shawn Muldoon 22. 11-Aric Iosue 23. 79-Brian Sobus 24. 24-Jerry Curran 25. 83-Lou LeVea Jr. 26. 72-Timmy Jedrzejek 27. 99-Joey Payne 28.44-Chris Perley 29. 92-Ron Silk 30. 56 Hal LaTulip 31. 01-Dan Connors 32. 88-Ryan Litt 33. 89-Todd Stowell 34. 70-Dave McKnight

Lap Leaders: Pat Lavery 1-14, Keith Shampine 15-144, Dave Shullick Jr. 145-199, Jeff Abold 200

DNQ: Lou LeVea Sr. (engine), Mike Lichty (crash), Ray Graham (handling)

Total Seal Rookie of the Race: 14-Davey Hamilton Jr.

Total Seal Hard Charger: 0-Tim Synder

Total Seal Hard Luck: 72-Tim Jedrzejek

Classic Can- Am Camping Group Last Car Running 14-Davey Hamilton Jr.

Classic Can-Am Camping Group Highest Canadian: 88-Ryan Litt

Insinger Performance Halfway Bonus: 55-Keith Shampine

Total Seal Semi 1 (15-laps): 1. 44-Chris Perley($500) 2. 01-Dan Connors 3. 0-Tim Snyder 4. 79-Brian Sobus 5. 1-Shawn Muldoon 6. 24-Jerry Curran 7. 96-Lou LeVea Sr. 8. 56-Hal LaTulip

Total Seal Semi 2 (15-Laps): 1. 70-Dave McKnight($500) 2. 21-Bobby Santos 3. 88-Ryan Litt 4. 99-Joey Payne 5. 89-Todd Stowell 6. 35-Bobby Magner 7. 83-Lou LeVea Jr.

 

 

SHELDON HAUDENSCHILD DOMINATES PETE JACOBS MEMORIAL AT NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE $10,000 TOP PRIZE; DUNCAN & NICELY GRAB CHECKER FLAGS

Orrville, Ohio

Sunday, September 4, 2016

By Tyler Altmeyer & Mike Swanger

For the second time in as many days, Sheldon Haudenschild pocketed $10,000 during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, this time in dominating fashion during a non-stop event at the NAPA Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. Haudenschild, pilot of the Southern Pacific Farms, Finzer Farms, Haudenschild Racing #93, led all 35 circuits of the Pete Jacobs Memorial at 'Orrville's Historic Oval' on Sunday night, crossing the final checkers three seconds ahead of the competition. Now with eight victories on the season, as well as three consecutive since August 28, the Wooster native finds himself on top of the victory leaderboard during Arctic Cat All Star competition in 2016.

"Man, this crowd. Everything about this is just awesome," Sheldon Haudenschild said in victory lane. "That's what this is all about. To win in front of my hometown, is just awesome. Hats off to the entire track crew here tonight. They did a really good job preparing the race track. They worked in the top and bottom for us to race on, which really proved itself. I just can't thank my guys enough for this. Everyone's help is truly appreciated and I wouldn't be here without them."

Sheldon Haudenschild took the Pete Jacobs Memorial green flag from the inside of the second row, eventually driving by Dale Blaney at the exit of turn two, as well as Cap Henry at the exit of turn four, to officially lead lap one over the pair of Ohio natives. Haudenschild's pace at the front of the field was untouchable, gaining a straightaway advantage by lap five using his familiar line at the top of the speedway. Traffic came into play for the first time shortly thereafter, but proved to be no distraction for Haudenschild, stretching his commanding lead to nearly five seconds by lap 18 of 35. Slower cars utilized the bottom lane of the speedway, allowing Haudenschild to work his line without losing momentum. By lap 25, traffic started to intensify with cars battling two and three wide for position in front of the leader. Despite the potential road block Haudenschild continued to navigate the outer rim of the speedway, still keeping a three to four second advantage over second place running Cole Duncan. In repeat fashion, Haudenschild kept his nose clean during the final ten circuits, driving on to score a 14th career Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory, his 13th since June of 2015.

"That's just my mindset every time we hit the track, ya know," Haudenschild explained. "You have to make every lap count. I really tried to minimize my mistakes, which was really hard to do on this racetrack. Both corners were different and sometimes got me caught up. I almost got balled up once or twice, but it was all worth it and a lot of fun."

Cole Duncan finished behind Haudenschild after starting on the outside of row two, followed by current Arctic Cat All Star point leader Dale Blaney, Chad Kemenah and Cap Henry. Duncan raced inside the top five during the entire main event, battling in the third position permanently by lap 19, all before sneaking by Dale Blaney in traffic for the runner up spot on lap 24.

Paul Holmes would set the early pace from his outside front row starting position of the Action Auto Body Super Stock feature but on lap seven of the race, the power plant of Holmes' #68 decided to go up in smoke and end his night. That would put Randolph's Jim Nicely into the lead. Driving the Sarchione Ford, Tires and More and B-Nice Racing #72, Nicely would put some space between himself and Cliff Staley and Bob Daugherty. Staley would slip high in turn two on lap nine and allow Daugherty to move into second. Daugherty would track down Nicely and on the final lap was on the back bumper of Nicely but could not make the pass coming out of turn four as Nicely claimed his first win of the season. Staley held on to third in front of Brandon Craver and Jordan James.

Matt Aber was looking to sweep the Kar Connection Rush Late Model action as he won the heat was and led the first 11 laps of the feature. A caution on lap nine for a spun Bob Fry would double file the restart and Aber elected to start on the outside with Millersburg's Charlie Duncan on the inside. The two would go side by side for the next two circuits before Duncan was able to slide up in front of Aber to take the lead for good and post his third win of the year aboard the Hall's Auto Sales, Kar Connection and Auto Pro #240. Justin Chance would slip past Aber on the last lap for second as Fry finished fourth.

The next action coming up at NAPA Wayne County Speedway will be on Friday and Saturday, September 23rd and 24th for the Blow out that will feature the OVSCA Sprints, the final race of the Attica Raceway Park/ NAPA Wayne County Speedway Super Late Model Series and the final 'Summer Series' races for the Kar Connection Rush Late Models, the Action Auto Body Super Stocks and the WQKT Sports Country 104.5 Mini Stocks on Saturday night. Watch for details of the NEW (Never Ever Won) races for the Super Stocks and Mini Stocks on Friday night. This will be races for drivers that have never won a feature in any class before. Check the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com for more info on this race in the coming week.

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS

Saturday, September 4, 2016

PETE JACOBS MEMORIAL- All Star Circuit of Champions

Fast Qualifier - Sheldon Haudenschild 14.376 seconds

Heat 1 Caleb Armstrong, Chad Kemenah, Gary Taylor, Andrew Palker, Danny Mumaw, Kraig Kinser, Brandon Hanks, Nick Patterson, Mitch Harble, DJ Foos, Bryan Nuckles

Heat 2 Brad Haudenschild, Cole Duncan, Dale Blaney, Brent Marks, Tim Shaffer, Jason Dolick, Bradley Howard, Josh Davis, Aaron Middaugh, Caleb Helms

Heat 3 Cap Henry, Sheldon Haudenschild, TJ Michael, Dean Jacobs, Lee Jacobs, Clay Riney, Shawn Hubler, Brandon Spithaler, Danny Holtgraver, Kory Crabtree

Dash Cap Henry, Dale Blaney, Sheldon Haudenschild, Cole Duncan, Lee Jacobs, Chad Kemenah, Caleb Armstrong, Gary Taylor

'B'-Main DJ Foos, Brandon Hanks, Mitch Harble, Brandon Spithaler, Bradley Howard, Bryan Nuckles, Nick Patterson, Aaron Middaugh, Josh Davis, Shawn Hubler, Kory Crabtree, Caleb Helms, Danny Holtgraver

PETE JACOBS MEMORIAL Feature Sheldon Haudenschild, Cole Duncan, Dale Blaney, Chad Kemenah, Cap Henry, Brent Marks, Gary Taylor, Kraig Kinser, Tim Shaffer, Caleb Armstrong, DJ Foos, Brandon Spithaler, Brad Haudenschild, TJ Michael, Danny Mumaw, Dean Jacobs, Bradley Howard, Mitch Harble, Brandon Hanks, Jason Dolick, Clay Riney, Andrew Palker, Bryan Nuckles, Lee Jacobs, Danny Holtgraver

ACTION AUTO BODY SUPER STOCKS

Heat 1 Bob Daugherty, Cliff Staley, Darren Dawson, Charlie Dawson, Richard Grogg, Chris Albright, Blaine Aber, Don Rutt, Tod Bevilacqua

Heat 2 Paul Holmes, Jordan James, Jim Nicely, Todd Gallion, Brandon Craver, TA Perrine, Trae Schonauer, Matt Miller, Ryan Leathers, Brandon Gardner dns

Feature Jim Nicely, Bob Daugherty, Cliff Staley, Brandon Craver, Jordan James, TA Perrine, Trae Schonauer, Charlie Dawson, Darren Dawson, Blaine Aber, Chris Albright, Richard Grogg, Tod Bevilacqua, Matt Miller, Todd Gallion, Don Rutt, Paul Holmes, Ryan Leathers, Brandon Gardner dns

KAR CONNECTION RUSH LATE MODELS

Heat 1 Matt Aber, Charlie Duncan, Justin Chance, Bob Fry

Feature Charlie Duncan, Justin Chance, Matt Aber, Bob Fry

 

 

Danny Varin Stays Hot; Captures Second Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Win of Weekend at Utica-Rome

By MIKE MALLETT

VERNON, NY – Danny Varin broke through on Friday night for his first career Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint victory. It took the Fonda, N.Y., driver several times over several seasons to finally notch that first win. He wasn’t going to wait nearly as long to get his second.

On Sunday night at the Utica-Rome Speedway Varin had everything fall into place as he won the 25-lap Mach-1 Chassis A-Main over a hard charging Steve Poirier. He had some luck along the way, but everything played in his favor as he pocketed $2,075 for his hard work.

"What an amazing weekend. We have been just so close so many times but it does feel good to finally get a win with ESS and then to back it up here tonight," Varin said with a smile ear to ear. "Dave (Cruickshank) gives me great equipment and the crew just works so hard. We always seem to have a fast car but finally it all came together."

Jeff Cook led the opening laps of the NAPA Auto Parts U.S. Tour/SUNY Canton Series feature before he missed the line going through turns one and two on lap six. Varin motored around him on the outside of the speedway in turns one and two to take the lead. One lap later the field was brought under caution as Shawn Donath slowed with issues.

Action picked up again with Varin going back to the front on the restart while Matt Tanner and Poirier moved into the top three. Varin, Tanner and Poirier all work the extreme outside of the race track as they were able to keep their momentum up on the top.

Traffic became an issue for Varin just after halfway on lap 14. He had a decent advantage over the rest of the field but found traffic to be challenging as they raced each other for position. Varin moved all over the track as he tried to keep himself out in front. Tanner used the traffic to close in.

Varin made a mistake on lap 17 which caused him to go over the bank in turns three and four. That allowed Tanner to go on by for the lead. Varin regrouped quickly while now being the one doing the chasing rather than being chased.

"When I made the mistake I thought I gave the race away. I just slipped up," Varin continued. "Matt was fast, I think I was closing in some but I don't know if was going to get by him until he had a little bad luck."

Caution came on lap 21 as Cory Turner got over the bank in turns one and two. The race picked back up with Tanner at the point before another caution came a lap later as Paulie Colagiovanni spun off the top of the banking in turns three and four. Under the caution Tanner headed to the pits giving the lead back to Varin.

The race became a three lap shootout between Varin and the point-leader Poirier. Poirier worked him over the best he could in the final circuits but he couldn’t make the move around Varin as grabbed the triumph at his weekly home for Modified racing.

"When I saw Steve next to me I was like, ok, we have to be on top of our game on the restart. I mean he is one of the best," noted the Fonda, NY pilot. "I got a good start and drove as hard I could. They told me after that I pulled away some and I was surprised!"

Poirier extended his point lead over Jason Barney with his second place finish. The St. Mathieu de Beloeil, Que., driver started sixth and ran near the front for most of the race while Barney faded late in the main.

"We brought a new car and motor combination here tonight and it was good. We just have to make a few adjustments, maybe change the shocks around but I was happy with how it went," Steve went on. "Lately we haven't been real good here so we wanted to see what we had, especially for next week (Cole Cup)."

Steve talked about next week's $10,000 to win show. "It's a race we want to win, we will throw everything we have at it. We had two get away from us so hopefully we come prepared and it will work out."

Chuck Hebing had struggled on Saturday night at Thunder Mountain Speedway but he found his speed again on Sunday as he powered his way from the 11th starting position to the final spot on the podium during the final few laps.

"The car was good, the track was a little different tonight with some more bite and we seem to adapt to it," the driver known as the Cobra went on. "The heats, it was perfect, the top and bottom were equal and you could put some speed to it. We will see what happens next week."

Bryan Howland started 15th and finished in the fourth position in the finally rundown while Larry Wight came from tenth to finish fifth.

A total of 37 sprints filled the pits on what was billed as the Cole Cup Tune-Up. Next week for the Lucas Oil ESS gang will be a Saturday night stop at Can-Am which is now under new promoter Charlie Caprara and then the $10,000 to win Cole Cup back at Utica-Rome.

Mach 1 Chassis A-Main – Danny Varin ($2,075), Steve Poirier ($1,025), Chuck Hebing ($825), Bryan Howland ($655), Larry Wight ($565), Jeff Cook ($660), Dylan Swiernik ($430), Mike Mahaney ($490), Justin Barger ($485), Parker Evans ($250), Ryan Turner ($385), Jason Barney ($355), Bill VanInwegen ($350), Mark Smith ($315), Bobby Varin ($285), Brandon Kidd ($280), Jordan Thomas ($325), Chad Miller ($325), Tim Axton ($275), Matt Tanner ($300), Paulie Colagiovanni ($325), Cory Turner ($275), Shawn Donath ($350), Paul Kinney ($275), Jessica Zemken ($425)

Did Not Qualify – Dave Axton, Marc Johnson, Kelly Hebing, Jeremy Quick, Jonathan Preston, Matt Billings, Pete Richardson, Keith Granholm, James Hanson, Dan Bennett, Bob Gray, Steve Doell

Lap Leaders – T. Axton (1-3), Varin (4-25)

Car Mate Trailers Heat 1 – Barney, Poirier, Cook, Thomas, B. Varin

Car Mate Trailers Heat 2 – Tanner, Wight, Kinney, Zemken, VanInwgen

Car Mate Trailers Heat 3 – Smith, D. Varin, Colagiovanni, Donath, T. Axton

Car Mate Trailers Heat 4 – C. Hebing, Mahaney, Swiernik, Howland, R. Turner

Walt’s Hobby Town/Cobra Coaches Dash – Zemken, Donath, Howland, Thomas

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Miller, Kidd, Barger, C. Turner

Bonuses:

Beard Sewer and Drain Best Time – Poirier, Zemken, D. Varin, Howland - $25

87 Speed/X-1 Race Cars/Cobra Coaches Dash – Zemken ($125), Donath ($75), Barger ($50), Thomas ($50).

Insinger Fuels Hard Charger – Evans (15 pos.) $50

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – D. Varin $50

E&V Energy – Mahaney, VanInwegen $50

Ohsweken Speedway 21st Anniversary – Colagiovanni $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Wight $35

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Barney, Tanner, Smith, C. Hebing $25

911 Restoration – Barger, R. Turner $25

Lucas Oil ESS 7-12 Challenge – None - $800 Sept. 10 at Can-Am

Hoosier Tires – Kidd $200

Vahlco Wheels – Cook $190

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PDTR & IRA Compete at Sheboygan County Fair – Goeden and Schultz Win
9-2-2016
By: Amy Juech

Aldag-Honald Mechanical Sprints pushed off for their 25 lap feature, drivers gave a four wide salute to fans before taking the green flag. Flagman Dave Diecher waved the green and an immediate red flag flew for Tony Wondra (Campbellsport) flipped over and Josh Teunisen (Waldo) tipped on his side in turn 1. Brandon McMullen (Plymouth) took his car to the pits for a flat tire. With no laps in a double file restart was under control of Lance Fassbender (Burnett) and Jim Melis (Glenbeulah) who set the pace. Fassbender wasted no time on this slick black track to go high and take the lead. Donny Goeden (Kewaskum) went outside Paul Pokorski (West Bend) for second on the high side as Melis looked down low. Kevin Karnitz (West Bend) and Justin Miller (Plymouth) were side by side for eleventh. Danny Schlafer (Sussex) rode the cushion seeking fourth place. Fassbender slowly pulled away from the hard charging Goeden in second. McMullen worked the high and low side for positions after his return from the pits earlier. Doug Pietz (Milwaukee) had sparks coming from his breaks, sparking going into the corners. Goeden used lapped traffic to his advantage and regained control of the field on lap 10. Schlafer broke and went off on lap 10. Zacary Raidart (Wadsworth, IL) and Dannon Tessmer (Allenton) swapped seventeenth place. Most drivers used the cushion, few drivers hugged the infield tires and a select held their own through the middle. Shane Wenninger’s (Kewaskum) first night back after being injured almost 3 months ago held off Tim Haddy (Waupun) for fifth. Melis looked inside Pokorski again for third; unfortunately lap traffic held him back. McMullen went outside and then inside for tenth. Goeden was continually lapping traffic on his way to another win. Doug Wondra (Oakfield) pulled off a wheelie coming down the front stretch. Will Gerrits (Waupun) and Andrew Westphal (Fond du Lac) swapped fourteenth place. Checkers flew for Goeden followed by Fassbender, Pokorski, Melis and Wennninger.
BMain 1: Douglas Pietz (Milwaukee), Al Schlafer (Sussex), Will Gerrits (Waupun), Tyler Brabant (Waupun), Mitchel Yurmanovich (Cascade)
BMain 2: Andrew Westphal (Fond du Lac), Dannon Tessmer (Allenton), Zacary Raidart (Wadsworth, IL), Nich Melis (Plymouth), Chris Clayton (Waldo)
Heat Winners: Shane Wenninger, JimMelis, Paul Pokorski, Donny Goeden

“CHAMPIONSHIP CHASE CONTINUES AS SCHULTZ, THEIL AND NEITZEL BATTLE FOR 2016 BUMPER TO BUMPER IRA SPRINT CAR CROWN!
September 2, 2016; Plymouth, WI – The surest way to winning a championship in the closing weeks of the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Car season is scoring victories.
To that end, point leader Jeremy Schultz took a solid step in the direction of the 2016 season title after surviving a late race restart and a spirited battle with Austin McCarl. McCarl had been running seventh until a pair of late race cautions and he made an impressive drive over the final laps to take a shot as Schultz for the lead. Once Schultz was able to repel McCarl’s challenge he slowly pulled away over the final three laps scoring the win by six car lengths. Schultz who is in the thick of a point battle with Scotty Thiel and Scotty Neitzel had strung together a formidable string of ten straight top five finishes from mid-June until mid-August to take the point lead from Thiel but recent events had been challenging for Schultz. He was finally able to get back onto the podium last week with a second-place finish at Angell Park Speedway.
This evening Schultz was back on track, setting a blistering pace in the closing laps to earn his second win of the season and laying claim to two of the three events contested at the Plymouth Dirt Track this year. The victory adds to his point lead and throws down the gauntlet on Thiel and Neitzel to try and follow suit in the remaining five events of the season.
The 30 lap A-main showcased a 24 car starting grid with Ryan Bowers starting on the pole in a machine prepared by Ozzie Weisner. The car has been fast with several different drivers behind the wheel and Bowers, making his second start in the car outran fellow front row starter Wayne Modjeski to pace the opening circuits. Bowers, the 2015 UMSS Winged Sprint Car Champion from Ham Lake, MN has adapted quickly to the 410 sprints and during the early laps he appeared to be the man to beat. While Bowers was setting the pace out front Mike Reinke and Schultz were working forward. Reinke overhauled Modjeski on lap three for the second spot. Schultz annexed third from Modjeski on lap six. Just as the lap completed, Kurt Davis, who was piloting Modjeski’s backup car came to a halt in turn three drawing the first caution. Once action resumed it was Schultz who was on the move. Schultz powered past Reinke and then caught Bowers. Schultz was able to sweep past Bowers on the high side and once out front he began to check out on the field. Bowers began to lose some of his formidable early pace and would spend the rest of the contest slowly falling back in the field. By lap 11 Reinke had filtered into the second spot and Modjeski surged back into the third spot. The well-groomed track allowed cars to run three wide which proved dramatic as the leaders had reached the tail of the field by the halfway point. Schultz methodically worked lapped cars though Reinke began to close the gap. The caution flew on lap 21 when Kyle Marten came to a stop on the backstretch with a broken front end just as Reinke began to pressure Schultz for the lead spot. The field realigned with Schultz showing the way and Reinke giving chase. Fellow point contender Thiel had reached the third spot as the race resumed. Attention for focused further back in the field as Austin McCarl made an impressive charge. Austin son sprint car legend Terry McCarl showcased a daring driving style which propelled him toward the front. The Altoona, IA native cracked the top five with five laps to go and rim rode around the track continuing to pick off positions. McCarl slipped by Thiel for the third spot just prior to the final yellow flag of the night when Tim Vandervere had mechanical ills and came to a halt just off the racing surface in turn two. The field realigned for a four-lap dash to the finish with Schultz leading Reinke and McCarl back to the green flag. McCarl immediately pulled off a well time slide job on Reinke to gain the second spot and he then set out for Schultz. On lap 27 McCarl made his attempt to take the lead in turn two but Schultz was able to fend off the challenge and over the final circuits slowly drive away from McCarl to thwart any further challenges to his lead. McCarl held on for second with Reinke following to the line in third. Modjeski drove an impressive race, moving back by Thiel in the closing laps to earn his best finish of the 2016 season with a fourth place run. Thiel claimed fifth keeping him in contention for the season title.
Todd Hepfner made a rare showing this evening and came away with a sixth-place run. Hepfner who is running a limited schedule had ran near the top five throughout much of the contest. Bill Balog earned the seventh spot after earlier shattering the track record in qualifying by three tenths of a second. His night became a struggle after that point as his car refused to stay running in his heat race. As a result he had to start in the 19th place starting spot. Balog advanced the most positions of any driver in the field picking up 12 places during the contest. Mike Kertscher finished in the eighth spot after doing battle with Balog over the final circuits. Blake Nimee earned a ninth place finish and Neitzel completed the top ten. 17 of the 24 starters we on the lead lap at the finish. With 21 drivers accepting the checkered flag.
Earlier in the program heat race wins were taken this evening by Kertscher, Ben Schmidt and Thiel.
Balog blistered the quarter-mile bullring setting a time of 11.324 seconds establishing the new standard in qualifying. 2015 IRA champion Bill Rose had held the old mark at 11.644 seconds during the season finale last year.”
For more information on the IRA Outlaw Sprints check out the tour website at www.irasprints.com or by logging onto the series Facebook page at www.facebook.com/irasprints the series is also on twitter at #IRA_sprints.
Please join us next week for our championship night. Please visit us at plymouthdtr.com.

 

 

Chris Martin Charges to Victory in Wild Non-Stop 25-lapper in Quincy!

(Bill W) Quincy, IL, September 4, 2016 – Fans at Quincy Raceways Sunday night will be talking about this one for a while. Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders point leader, Chris Martin, put on a clinic, driving from ninth and knifing through traffic to capture the 25-lap non-stop feature here Sunday night. It was the nineteen-year-old driver’s fourth win with the series in 2016. There were 26 cars in the field.

The dry-slick ¼-mile oval was a driver’s track on Sunday. Veteran Ryan Jamison worked the bottom to lead lap one, before the savvy John Schulz rode the cushion to steal the point on the second circuit. Schulz led Jamison and another veteran, Robbie Standridge in the early going.

Another veteran, Randy Martin passed Standridge to move into the top three on lap seven, but Chris Martin was on the move. Starting inside row five, he rode the berm around the bullring and swallowed up spots along the way. He would pass Randy Martin for the show position on lap ten and gobbled up Jamison two laps later for second.

He stalked Schulz, who has three wins of his own this year, and slid him going into turn one on lap sixteen. From there he worked traffic masterfully, and pulled away for his fifth career win with the Sprint Invaders. Jamison snuck under Schulz for second on the last lap, with Standridge and Randy Martin in tow. Evan Martin, Josh Schneiderman, Dustin Homan, Harold Pohren and Cody Wehrle rounded out the top ten.

McKenna Haase got upside down hard in the first heat. She was uninjured but done for the night. Jimmy Davies Racing teammates Schulz and Standridge won heats. Homan was also a head winner, while Standridge claimed the Shake-up Dash. Nathan Charron won the B main.

“I had my work cut out for me tonight,” said Martin in Victory Lane. “I didn’t have an ideal heat race. I knew my crew would give me an excellent car, and I needed to drive the wheels off of it. I couldn’t believe I had got to John (Schulz) when I got to him. I got past him, and I knew I had to make good consistent laps and not wreck myself. We were on the top, bottom, everywhere…it paid off.”

“Starting on the pole, you kind of talk yourself into where you’re going to go. I knew the top of one and two was a little faster. John got away from me up there, so I followed him for a while. Martin came just steaming by us, so I knew there was something up top. I moved up into the middle there and found a little something. That gave us enough to get by John for second. The track was pretty technical. You look at this field of drivers up front, and there’s a lot of experience up there pedaling. I have to thank the Bergquist family again for this engine we’re running, otherwise, we were done.”

“It was one of those deals, when you’re leading, that you don’t know where the best place to be is,” says Schulz. “We got caught down there on the bottom of three and four. The 44 was just better than us tonight. Once he got around me, he got away at the end. You hate to lead it for that long, and finish third, but some nights are like that. It turned into a good track. It had a top and a bottom and was a little tricky at times.”

The Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders will wrap up 2016 with Season Championship Night, Saturday, September 17 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa! For more information on the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com!

Results

Shottenkirk.com A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (9) 2. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (1) 3. 99, John Schulz, West Burlingtown, IA (2) 4. 99B, Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL (3) 5. 14, Randy Martin, California, MO (5) 6. 4, Evan Martin, Lohman, MO (7) 7. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (6) 8. 10, Dustin Homan, Marquand, MO (4) 9. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (10) 10. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (8) 11. 3G, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (11) 12. 69, Justin Buchholz, Davenport, IA (19) 13. 78, Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL (13) 14. 59, Jacob Glasgow, Burlington, IA (17) 15. 61, Dillan Roth, Burlington, IA (14) 16. 84, Nathan Charron, Hartsburg, IL (16) 17. 11c, Chris Campbell, New Berlin, IL (12) 18. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (18) 19. 58, Andy Krieger, Burlington, IA (20) 20. Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (15). Lap Leaders: Jamison 1, Schulz 2-15, C. Martin 16-25. KSE Hard-charger: C. Martin.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), Top Five to A main, Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. John Schulz (1) 2. Ryan Jamison (4) 3. Evan Martin (7) 4. Harold Pohren (6) 5. Ben Wagoner (2) / 6. Jacob Glasgow (8) 7. 4*, Bailey Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (3) 8. 10T, Tim Moore, Rock Island, IL (9) 9. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (6)

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started), Top Five to A main, Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. Robbie Standridge (2) 2. Josh Schneiderman (3) 3. Cody Wehrle (1) 4. Jarrod Schneiderman (7) 5. Dillan Roth (6) / 6. Nathan Charron (8) 7. Nate Van Haaften (5) 8. 1st, John Greenwood, Woodward, IA (4) 9. 83, Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA (9)

Mowersports Heat three (started), Top Five to A main, Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. Dustin Homan (3) 2. Randy Martin (2) 3. Chris Martin (8) 4. Chris Campbell (1) 5. Rob Weuve (4) / 6. Andy Krieger (5) 7. Justin Buchholz (7) 8. 81, Tanner Gebhart, Burlington, IA (6)

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Robbie Standridge (2) 2. Dustin Homan (3) 3. Randy Martin (4) 4. Josh Schneiderman (1) 5. Ryan Jamison (6) 6. John Schulz (5)

B main (started), Top Five to A main, 12 laps: 1. Nathan Charron (2) 2. Jacob Glasgow (1) 3. Nate Van Haaften (5) 4. Justin Buchholz (6) 5. Andy Krieger (3) / 6. Bailey Goldesberry (4) 7. Tim Moore (7) 8. Dave Getchell (10) 9. Tanner Gebhart (9) 10. John Greenwood (8) DNS – McKenna Haase

Contingencies

Pyrotec – Andy Krieger

Saldana Racing Products – Jacob Glasgow

Kreitz Oval Track Products – Nate Van Haaften

 

 

Gravel Sweeps Outlaw Energy Showdown at Skagit Speedway

9/3/16

Alger, WA – David Gravel swept the Outlaw Energy Showdown presented by NAPA at Skagit Speedway as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series thrilled a huge crowd. Mark Carrell also swept the weekend’s racing with the Shipwreck Beads Washington Modified Tour.

Joey Saldana paced the field for the first 29 circuits on a wide, smooth and dry Skagit Speedway surface. Coming to the flagstand on lap 30, Saldana encountered trouble with a slower car, as contact bicycled his Roth Enterprises #83 into the air. Gravel used the collision to drive underneath Saldana entering turn one with Brad Sweet in tow. Gravel quickly put distance between his CJB Racing #5 and the Ollies Bargain Outlet #49 of Sweet, with Saldana trying to get back by the new front two. The first stoppage of the race occurred on lap 33 when six cars piled up in turn three, setting up a green white checkered restart for the $12,000 top prize. Gravel was smooth on the throttle, streaking away from Sweet and Saldana on the restart to pick up the win and sweep the weekend. Saldana won the Craftsman Club Dash and his heat race. Sweet and Gravel won the other two heat races. The series heads next to Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, WA on Monday night where point leader Donny Schatz has won the past four events.

Mark Carrell made racing look easy with the Shipwreck Beads Washington Modified Tour. Carrell took the lead on lap 11 from Kyler Moore, the culmination of a two lap stretch that saw the Redmond, OR driver advance from fifth all the way to the lead. Carrell would race away to the win just 14 laps later and a sweep of the weekend’s main events. Graham Cook collected a hard fought second with Don Martin taking third. Heat winners were Carrell, Cook and Brian Harding.

 

 

“Waelti claims Badger Midget Championship with Angell Park victory”

By Bryan Gapinski Sun Prairie, Wis., Sept. 4---Brandon Waelti won the 25-lap “Advanced Fastening Supply Kevin Doty Classic” Mid-State Equipment/Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie Badger Midget Racing Series feature Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. The event was the season finale of the 70th anniversary year of racing at the 1/3-mile clay oval. Waelti and car owner Harlan Kittleson clinched the Badger Driver and Car Owner Championships, with one race remaining. Brock Hunnell jumped into the lead at the start closely followed by Aaron Schuck and Waelti. Waelti passed Schuck for second place on the seventh lap. One lap later Hunnell began lapping the tail of the field before the lap was completed, Waelti passed Hunnell for the lead. Waelti maintained a two second lead over Aaron Schuck, when the events first caution appeared with five laps remaining due to Schuck’s car coming to a stop. Two more cautions over the next two laps kept the field bunched up. On the final restart Waelti maintained his advantage driving the Harlan Kittleson owned Stealth/Ford Duratech No. 15. scoring his fifth series victory of the season. Brad Greenup scored his best career series feature trailing Waelti by one second at the finish. Andy Baugh, Kurt Mayhew, and Derek Childs completed the top five. ”This is go great winning the title I need to thank my team and everyone who helped me get to this point during my career, also to win the Doty Race is fabulous Kevin was a great competitor and ambassador for our sport” commented Waelti. Waelti’s previous best Badger season point finishes were second in 2007, and third place three times. Earlier in the night Laura Smith won the 6-lap Advanced Fastening Supply Challenge Dash, joining the short list of female driver preliminary race winners at the track. Zach Boden won the 15-lap Speedway Motors POWRi North Outlaw Micro/ Badger 600 Micro Series presented by My Race Pass co-sanctioned feature. Boden passed three cars on the opening lap to take the lead, followed by Ty Springer who moved into second on the second lap, after starting in sixth position. Boden’s sizeable lead was erased on Lap 9 when he experienced trouble lapping several cars, allowing Springer to close to his rear bumper. Boden once again with a clear track increased his advantage over Springer winning by four- car lengths. Completing the top five were: Chad Bogar, Dave Collins, and Denver Larsen. The victory for Boden was his third straight at the track. The race also set a new 15-lap track record for the division. The Badger Midgets concludes their season next Saturday Night Sept. 10 at Sycamore (Ill.) Speedway. SUMMARY MIDGETS 25-lap Feature: 1. Brandon Waelti; 2. Brad Greenup; 3. Andy Baugh; 4. Kurt Mayhew; 5. Derek Childs; 6. Broc Hunnell; 7. Zack Emmons; 8. Buddy Luebke; 9. Mike Stroik; 10. Ryan Probst; 11. Randy Reed; 12. Bryce Dunn; 13. Jeff Zelinski; 14. Ken Hanson; 15. Laura Smith; 16. Aaron Schuck; 17. Jason Dull; 18. Denny Smith. 8-lap Heat Race Winners: Robbie Ray, Baugh, Greenup. 6-lap Dash: L. Smith. Cars Present: 21 Feature Lap Leaders: Hunnell 1-8, Waelti 9-25.

MICROS 15-lap Feature: 1. Zach Boden;. 2. Ty Springer; 3. Chad Bogar; 4. Dave Collins; 5. Denver Larsen; 6. Don Wickstrom; 7. Dylan Larsen; 8. Emily Portschy; 9. Jake Goeglein; 10. Jack Vanderboom; 11. Dustin Stefan; 12. John Crimmins; 13. Daniel Stefan; 14. Brandon Schrimer; 15. Miles Quandt. 8-lap Heat Race Winners: Wickstrom, Boden. Cars Present: 15 Feature Lap Leaders: Boden 1-15.

 

 

Neal Tire Midwest Open Wheel Association Sprint Car Series presented by Casey’s General Store Results from Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN, on September 4, 2016 (26 Cars Entered)

25 Lap Feature: 1. #20n Hunter Schuerenberg; 2. #32 Chase Stockon; 3. #4k Kody Kinser; 4. #5D Zach Daum; 5. #2 Parker Price-Miller; 6. #44 AJ Bruns; 7. #4 Danny Smith; 8. #77u Chris Urish; 9. #1m Jim Moughan; 10. #51B Joe B Miller; 11. #23D Trey Datweiler; 12. #07 Jacob Wilson; 13. #29 Joey Moughan; 14. #12H Jerrod Hull; 15. #10s Jeremy Standridge; 16. #71m Paul May; 17. #85 Mike Terry Jr.; 18. #25 Jake Blackhurst; 19. #3a Dustin Adams; 20. #21 Carson Short.

Heat 1 Finish: (Top 5 Advanced to A-Main) 1. #20n Hunter Schuerenberg; 2. #71m Paul May; 3. #4k Kody Kinser; 4. #07 Jacob Wilson; 5. #23D Trey Datweiler; 6. #25 Jake Blackhurst; 7. #85 Mike Terry Jr.; 8. #12H Jerrod Hull; 9. #52F Logan Faucon.

Heat 2 Finish: (Top 5 Advanced to A-Main) 1. #44 AJ Bruns; 2. #2 Parker Price-Miller; 3. #32 Chase Stockon; 4. #1m Jim Moughan; 5. #10s Jeremy Standridge; 6. #3A Dustin Adams; 7. #10H Jason Keith; 8. #4w Chuck Walker; 9. #79J Jacob Patton.

Heat 3 Finish: (Top 5 Advanced to A-Main) 1. #5D Zach Daum; 2. #77u Chris Urish; 3. #21 Carson Short; 4. #4 Danny Smith; 5. #29 Joey Moughan; 6. #51B Joe B Miller; 7. #12s Adam Schmidt; 8. #21k Kameron Key.

B-Main #1 Finish: (Top 5 Advanced to A-Main) 1. #85 Mike Terry, Jr.; 2. #25 Jake Blackhurst; 3. #51B Joe B Miller; 4. #12H Jerrod Hull; 5. #3A Dustin Adams; 6. #12s Adam Schmidt; 7. #21k Kameron Key; 8. #52f Logan Faucon; 9. #4w Chuck Walker; 10. #10h Jason Keith; 11. #79j Jacob Patton.

Qualifying: 1. #20N Hunter Schuerenberg 12.353 (97.133 speed); 2. #2 Parker Price-Miller 12.429; 3. #5D Zach Daum 12.463; 4. #71m Paul May 12.502; 5. #44 AJ Bruns 12.519; 6. #77u Chris Urish 12.638; 7. #07 Jacob Wilson 12.776; 8. #1m Jim Moughan 12.782; 9. #21 Carson Short 12.797; 10. #23D Trey Datweiler 12.839; 11. #10H Jason Keith 12.854; 12. #51B Joe B Miller 12.856; 13. #4k Kody Kinser 12.922; 14. #79J Jacob Patton 13.007; 15. #29 Joey Moughan 13.052; 16. #25 Jake Blackhurst 13.076; 17. #32 Chase Stockon 13.095; 18. #4 Danny Smith 13.185; 19. #12H Jerrod Hull 13.311; 20. #3a Dustin Adams 13.528; 21. #12s Adam Schmidt 13.636; 22. #52f Logan Faucon 13.653; 23. #10s Jeremy Standridge 13.681; 24. #21k Kameron Key 13.783; 25. #85 Mike Terry, Jr. 13.910; 26. #4w Chuck Walker 15.199.

Contingency Winners were: Racing Optics Tear Offs (5th Place Finisher in A-Main) #2 Parker Price-Miller; BMRS Hard Charger Award - #20n Hunter Schuerenberg (8th to 1st in A-Main); and DMI 10th Place Finisher in A-Main #51B Joe B Miller.

Next Race for MOWA: Herb Barlow Memorial at Jacksonville Speedway on Friday, September 9 and Spoon River Speedway for the Tom Knowles Memorial on Saturday, September 10.

 

 

Jeff Abold Steals International Classic Victory from Fuel Starved Dave Shullick Jr. on Final Lap

OSWEGO, NY (September 4, 2016) – Sunday’s finish of the 60th annual Budweiser International Classic 200 at Oswego Speedway was fitting of an anniversary special as Jeff Abold pounced on a fuel starved Dave Shullick Jr. with one lap remaining and held off a hard charging Michael Barnes to claim the biggest win of his career, worth $15,000.

Abold, who had fallen to as far as 14th position in the field, made a late race rally to pull into the runner-up spot at lap 184, putting himself in prime position to take advantage of Shullick who began to sputter out of fuel on lap 198.

Using the outside of the Speedway, Abold stole the lead out of turn two on the final circuit, holding off Speedway champion Michael Barnes into turn three to speed away to his second career Oswego Speedway win and his first Budweiser International Classic 200 victory.

“My family has been coming here for a lot of years,” said Abold, in Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane. “I saw a blue car slowing down and there are so many of them I wasn’t sure who it was, but I figured it out and just did what I had to on the final lap. This is something you dream about doing your entire life. This won’t sink in until next year’s Classic.”

Barnes finished a mere half second behind Abold at the finish to earn the A.J. Michaels Runner-Up Award while Otto Sitterly, Shullick, and Davey Hamilton Sr. finished the top five positions.

Pole sitter Mike Muldoon earned sixth with Dave Gruel, Dave Danzer, Joe Gosek, and Brandon Bellinger in the top ten spots.

Sixth place starter Keith Shampine led some 129 laps after passing early leader Pat Lavery on lap 15. Shampine, who appeared to have the car to beat for much of the event would succumb to fuel pickup issues at lap 144, giving way to Shullick.

Once Shullick took command at lap 145 he carried a healthy lead over teammate Sitterly before both Barnes and the charging Abold slid to second and third at lap 180.

Abold would then snag the runner-up spot from a slipping Barnes at lap 184, but did not have enough time to track down leader Shullick out front.

That was until fuel gremlins bit Shullick, who was looking to be the first Ohio driver to win the Classic since Gary Allbritain in 1975.

A total of 37 Novelis Supermodifieds attempted to make the 34-car 60th Classic field.

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60th Budweiser International Classic Weekend Oswego Speedway – NY Sunday, September 4 - 2016

Novelis Supermodifieds

60th Annual Budweiser International Classic (200-laps): 1. 05-Jeff Abold ($15,000) 2. 68-Michael Barnes 3. 7-Otto Sitterly 4. 2-Dave Shullick Jr. 5. 6-Davey Hamilton 6. 15-Michael Muldoon 7. 50-David Gruel 8. 52-Dave Danzer 9. 00-Joe Gosek 10. 02-Brandon Bellinger 11. 0-Tim Snyder 12. 51 - Joey Moriarty 13. 5-Tim Devendorf 14. 12-Pat Lavery 15. 47-Bob Bond 16. 35 Bobby Magner 17. 55-Keith Shampine 18. 14-Davey Hamilton Jr. 19. 91-Cody Graham 20. 21-Bobby Santos 21. 1 Shawn Muldoon 22. 11-Aric Iosue 23. 79-Brian Sobus 24. 24-Jerry Curran 25. 83-Lou LeVea Jr. 26. 72-Timmy Jedrzejek 27. 99-Joey Payne 28.44-Chris Perley 29. 92-Ron Silk 30. 56 Hal LaTulip 31. 01-Dan Connors 32. 88-Ryan Litt 33. 89-Todd Stowell 34. 70-Dave McKnight

Total Seal Rookie of the Race: 14-Davey Hamilton Jr.

Total Seal Hard Charger: 0-Tim Synder

Total Seal Hard Luck: 72-Tim Jedrzejek

Classic Can- Am Camping Group Last Car Running 14-Davey Hamilton Jr.

Classic Can-Am Camping Group Highest Canadian: 88-Ryan Litt

Insinger Performance Halfway Bonus: 55-Keith Shampine

Total Seal Semi 1 (15-laps): 1. 44-Chris Perley($500) 2. 01-Dan Connors 3. 0-Tim Snyder 4. 79-Brian Sobus 5. 1-Shawn Muldoon 6. 24-Jerry Curran 7. 96-Lou LeVea Sr. 8. 56-Hal LaTulip

Total Seal Semi 2 (15-Laps): 1. 70-Dave McKnight($500) 2. 21-Bobby Santos 3. 88-Ryan Litt 4. 99-Joey Payne 5. 89-Todd Stowell 6. 35-Bobby Magner 7. 83-Lou LeVea Jr.

 

 

Dylan Westbrook Wins Night One Of Labour Day Classic Weekend At Brighton

By Clayton Johns

BRIGHTON, Ont. – September 3, 2016 – Dylan Westbrook (No.47x Bradshaw Fuels) is quickly becoming the Sprint Car king at Brighton Speedway. The Oakland, Ont. teenager won his third straight Southern Ontario Sprints series race on night one of the Ultramar Labour Day Classic Weekend at Brighton Speedway Saturday night.

The 360 Sprint Car rookie started outside the front row with the ‘Joyceville Jet’ Rick Wilson (No.42w Draper Doors) on the pole. Wilson paced the first four circuits until the only caution of the race slowed the field in turn four after Charlie Sandercock (No.57 Bellevue Fabricating) spun in turn four.

Westbrook made his move on the single-file restart, throwing a slidejob at Wilson in turn one to take the lead off turn two. Wilson tried to return the favour at the other end of the track, but hopped the cushion in turn four and Westbrook held the lead.

At the halfway point, Westbrook had pulled away to a full straightaway lead over Wilson, but it began to evaporate over the final 10 laps as Westbrook struggled through two-wide lapped traffic. Westbrook raced behind a trio of cars that included Shawn Sliter (No.22 Giletta Flooring), Chris Jones (No.11J Jones Automotive) and Kyle Fraser (No.01 Oakridge Construction) who were battling for this sixth position.

The lead was reduced to five car lengths on the final lap, but it was enough for Westbrook to hold on for his fifth SOS win this season. Wilson finished in second ahead of Warren Mahoney (No.25 RBM Carriers), Sandercock and Steve Lyons (No.9 Creative Edge). Brighton Speedway regular Brandon Murrell (No.7 Price Welding) made his 360 Sprint Car debut in the race.

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS RACE REPORT

2016 SEASON EVENT #10 – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2016

BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY – BRIGHTON ON

ENTRY LIST (Number Name – Hometown) 01 Kyle Fraser – White Lake, ON

7 Brandon Murrell – Gores Landing, ON 9 Steve Lyons – Carlisle, ON 11J Chris Jones – Picton, ON 15 Mike Ferrell – London, ON 15aw April Wilson – Joyceville, ON 22 Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne, ON 25 Warren Mahoney – Lefroy, ON 42w Rick Wilson – Joyceville, ON 47x Dylan Westbrook – Oakland, ON 48 Mike Burkin – Clyde, OH 57 Charlie Sandercock – Trenton, ON 66 Frank Baranowski – Mount Hope, ON

98 Paul Pekkonen – Brockville, ON

Heat 1 (8 Laps – Top 4 Redrew For Feature Starting Position) 1. 9 Steve Lyons 2. 42w Rick Wilson 3. 22 Shawn Sliter 4. 01 Kyle Fraser 5. 98 Paul Pekkonen 6. 15aw April Wilson 7. 15 Mike Ferrell No Time.

Heat 2 (8 Laps – Top 4 Redrew For Feature Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook 2. 11J Chris Jones 3. 57 Charlie Sandercock 4. 25 Warren Mahoney 5. 48 Mike Burkin 6. 66 Frank Baranowski 7. 7 Brandon Murrell Time: 1:48.038.

FEATURE (25 Laps) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook 2. 42w Rick Wilson 3. 25 Warren Mahoney 4. 57 Charlie Sandercock 5. 9 Steve Lyons 6. 22 Shawn Sliter 7. 11J Chris Jones 8. 48 Mike Burkin 9. 01 Kyle Fraser 10. 98 Paul Pekkonen 11. 15aw April Wilson 12. 66 Frank Baranowski 13. 15 Mike Ferrell 14. 7 Brandon Murrell No Time Margin of Victory: 1.296 seconds.

A-Feature Lap Leaders – Rick Wilson 1-4, Dylan Westbrook 5-25

2016 SEASON FEATURE WINNERS:

Dylan Westbrook – 5 (South Buxton July 2, Brighton July 9, Brighton August 6, Humberstone August 7, Brighton September 3), Mitch Brown – 2 (Brighton May 21, June 18), Ryan Susice – 1 (Humberstone June 5), Dave Dykstra – 1 (Ohsweken July 1)

UP NEXT:

Brighton Speedway – Sunday, September 4, 2016

About the Southern Ontario Sprints: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. 2016 marks the 21st year of operation for the Southern Ontario Sprints, brought to you this season by The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, www.ImageFactor.ca, and www.OntarioOvalOnDirt.com.

Website: www.SouthernOntarioSprints.com

Twitter: @SOSsprints

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YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/SOSsprints

 

 

Mark Smith Rides the Cushion to Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Victory at Thunder Mountain

By MIKE MALLETT

CENTERL LISLE, NY – The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) made their second stop of a four race weekend at Thunder Mountain Speedway on Saturday. They were greeted by a tacky track that was setup up perfectly for Pennsylvania Sprint Car ace Mark Smith. Smith, driving Patrick Vigneault’s Mach1 No. 55, rode the cushion to his second win of the season with the series.

Smith wasted no time finding the cushion in the 25-lap, $2,075 to win Mach 1 Chassis A-Main as he immediately jumped to the top of the track at the start. It was the same line he utilized to capture a heat race victory earlier in the night. Even as traffic became an issue, Smith never moved off the high-line as he went on to win the NAPA Auto Parts Tour of the U.S. feature.

“That was pretty good,” smiled Smith as he sat parked in Victory Lane. “This is my kind of race track. It curbed up and you could run above or below or run through it. I love it a little choppy on these smaller tracks. It added some character to the race.”

United Racing Club invader Jimmy Stitzel started from the pole position for the night’s festivities which allowed him the opportunity to charge to the lead on the first circuit. Stitzel and his front row counterpart Chad Miller both quickly ducked to the bottom giving Smith the outside.

Smith nearly led the first lap as he came to the line just feet behind Stitzel for the top spot. >From there he completed the pass inches from the wall as he exited the second corner. At that point he continued to sail into the cushion harder and harder to put a gap on the rest of the field.

Traffic slowed him only slightly on lap six and then on the seventh circuit the caution was needed as Jared Horstman’s night ended after his throttle stuck entering turns one and two. Horstman got hard into the wall before coming to a rest on all four wheels. He was uninjured the incident but his car needed to be hooked from both ends to get back to the pits.

For the restart Jason Barney pulled alongside of Smith. Smith, using the outside for the double-file restart, again went to the top on entry to the first turn. He quickly pulled away from Barney as he tried to make the bottom groove work. Eventually Barney gave up on that lane and went to the top in his efforts to track Smith.

With the race at its mid-point, Smith held the lead over Barney, Miller, Stitzel and Joe Trenca. Barney was able to keep pace, but Smith was nearly untouchable as he kept his momentum up on the outside. With 18 laps complete it was all Smith as he entered traffic again with Barney still working hard to find a lane to track him down.

Barney’s last chance at Smith came on a lap 24 caution for Coleman Gulick as he spun going for third in turn two. He collected Paulie Colagiovanni as he attempted to drive up the track out of the racing groove. The restart offered the entire field one last opportunity at Smith. Rather than select the top for the restart, Smith chose to use the inner lane for the green. The choice paid off as he kept Barney at bay for his first career Thunder Mountain Speedway win.

“I just wanted to change it up,” commented Smith about his lane choice for the restart. “I knew I was good wherever I wanted to go. I figured I’d do something different on the last lap and mess him (Barney) up a little bit.”

Barney threw what he could at Smith on the final lap but he was forced to deal with a hard-charging Trenca. Trenca peeked around Barney which caused him to alter his plans on the final lap. The Brewerton, N.Y., driver was able to hold on for a second place finish in his X-1 Race Car.

“I was hoping for some lapped traffic to stall Mark a little bit,” mentioned Barney. “He’s a great race car driver. I’m happy for them. When the track is like this and you really have to attack the outside, Mark is one of the best in the business. We just tried to maintain, move around a little bit. We had a great race car but the only thing that was going to do it for me is if he got held up and got put in a bad spot.”

Trenca, of Clay, N.Y., drove to his best career Empire Super Sprint finish crossing the line third. Trenca was also good the last time ESS visited the Southern Tier of New York as he earned a top five at the I-88 Speedway in early August as well.

“The crew and I learned a few things there (I-88 Speedway) that we just stumbled upon,” said Trenca. “We figured this is kind of the same track surface, shape, everything so we tried it tonight and it worked again. We are happy. It was racey track. It was fun.”

Current point leader and defending champion Steve Poirier won a fierce battle with Parker Evans on the final lap to finish fourth. Evans, who had started 17th, was able to complete the top five. A field of 28 sprints filled the pit area.

Mach 1 Chassis A-Main – Mark Smith ($2,075), Jason Barney ($1,000), Joe Trenca ($800), Steve Poirier ($655), Parker Evans ($640), Jimmy Stitzel ($660), Chad Miller ($455), Pete Richardson ($420), Justin Barger ($535), Tim Axton ($425), Thomas Radivoy ($460), Brandon Kidd ($95), Jeff Cook ($350), Paul Kinney ($340), Coleman Gulick ($285), Paulie Colagiovanni ($305), Matt Tanner ($75), Matt Billings ($275), Dan Bennett ($300), Jonathan Preston ($325), Dave Axton ($275), Steve Collins ($275), Chuck Hebing ($275), Jared Hortsman ($275)

Did Not Qualify – Jordan Thomas, Keith Granholm, George Suprick, James Hanson

Lap Leaders – Stitzel (1), Smith (2-25)

Car Mate Trailers Heat 1 – Smith, Poirier, Barney, Collins, Radivoy, Bennett

Car Mate Trailers Heat 2 – Miller, Richardson, D. Axton, Hortsman, Barger, Evans

Car Mate Trailers Heat 3 – T, Axton, Stitzel, Trenca, Gulick, Preston, Colagiovanni

Scorpion Security Products/Cobra Coaches Dash – Barger, Radivoy, Preston, Colagiovanni, Evans, Bennett

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Cook, Billings, Kinney, Hebing

Added Starters – Tanner, Kidd

Bonuses:

Scorpion Security Products/Cobra Coaches Dash – Barger ($100), Radivoy ($75), Preston ($50), Colagiovanni ($25), Evans ($25), Bennett ($25).

Insinger Fuels Hard Charger – Evans (12 pos.) $50

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Smith $50

E&V Energy – Kinney, Poirier $50

Ohsweken Speedway 21st Anniversary – D. Axton $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Evans $35

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Smith, Miller, T. Axton $25

911 Restoration – Barger, Radivoy $25

Lucas Oil ESS 7-12 Challenge – None - $700 Sept. 4 at Utica-Rome

Hoosier Tires – Colagiovanni $200

Vahlco Wheels – Stitzel $190

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints: Web: www.empiresupersprints.com Twitter: @ESSprints

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The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, Einstein Construction Group, SUNY Canton, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, Insinger Performance, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Beard Sewer and Drain, Cobra Coaches, 911 Restoration, Westward Painting Company, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, Panther Frameworx, YorkMont Auctions,, Engler Machine and Tool, Northwood 2 Construction, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

Attica Raceway Park

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Sheldon Haudenschild overcame an early race incident and passed Byron Reed on lap 20 and survived late race cautions to claim the biggest win of his young sprint car career. The Wooster, Ohio native scored his 7th Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions win of 2016 at Attica Raceway Park Saturday and earned a $10,000 payday for the first Dirt Classic Ohio.

For Haudenschild, who is third in the All Star point standings, it was the 13th career series win, two of which have come at Attica. He gave the huge crowd a thrilling “spin to win” victory on All Pro Cylinder Heads Night, the third of his career at the track, to close Attica’s 2016 season.

Haudenschild lead the first eight laps and upon entering heavy lapped traffic and battling Dale Blaney and Byron Reed, he spun in turn four but was able to keep going and dropped to third. He would quickly rebound and took second on lap 15 and drove around Reed for the lead for good on lap 20.

“I just pinned it and kept it running. I knew on this track if I could just keep it going I’d get a top five. The track was awesome…hats off to those guys. I spun out there and I kind of had to regroup and make sure I wasn’t spinning my tires and get through the first half and be there at the end. Dale (Blaney) actually made a mistake in turn four and about jumped the top which was definitely easy to do. I saw Dale entering a little lower in turn one and I tried to do that a couple of times once I got to second and I figured I’d just rail it and see what I could do. I ended up getting a good run on Byron (Reed) into three and had a pretty good slide job and tried to hit my marks from there. I still made a couple of mistakes…I got to the lappers and I thought Byron would be there. I just kept ripping it,” said Haudenschild beside his Southern Pacific Farms, Finzer Farms, Callies Performance Products, Finish Line Auto Body, Willwood, Smith Titanium, Walker Filtration, GME, BMRS backed machine.

As for the $10,000 payday? Haudenschild says it all goes back into the team. “All our money goes back to our crew and this race car. That’s the only way we stay out here and keep racing. We have to win and make a little bit of money to keep going,” he added.

For Reed, who won his eighth Attica track championship this season and picked up the victory Friday night, a second place run continued his strong run in 2016.

“I’m really happy. I think I’ve finished second at every All Star race here this year. When I saw the top was so good I knew we were in trouble with Sheldon. He’s so good on the top. Would have liked to have seen a little traffic. I think I might have made it interesting. I think I was maybe a little more maneuverable than he was but he was killing us on the top. But overall I’m pretty happy. It’s been a great year. The most win’s I’ve ever had in a season and hopefully it’s not over yet,” said Reed beside his Crown Battery, Ken Gill Construction backed #5.

Blaney’s third place run vaulted him into the All Star point lead though it is slim over Chad Kemenah. Kemenah came back from an early flat tire and drove to a 10th place finish to stay within six points of Blaney.

“The track had a few ripples in it getting into both corners and getting into three I couldn’t get to where I wanted to. I was just kind of holding on and the middle went away getting into one. We were fair…pretty good all night long really. If we can finish on the podium for the rest of the year we’ll be there at the end of this thing. It’s a good night overall for us and Janet and CH Motorsports and Muddy and Big Game and Penske Shocks, Gf1, Fisher Racing Engines…everyone does a great job with our team,” said Blaney.

Ashland, Ohio’s Ryan Markham used lapped traffic to take the lead from JR Gentry on lap eight of the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model feature and then held off challenges from Doug Drown and Mike Bores as he drove to his third win of the season at Attica. It was his 10th career win at the track and kept him atop the Attica Raceway Park-Wayne County Speedway Late Model Series Challenge point lead. Markham has won three of the five point races in 2016.

“I just had to get up on the wheel. It’s a little treacherous up there…I kept getting tight down here (turns one and two) and got a little push. But, if you slow down it’s harder to drive so better to go a little faster. Since we put this Swartz Chassis together we have three wins here and three second places with it. We had a good run here last night until we had a tire go down,” said Markham beside his H&T Demolition; Harriger Towing; Accu-Force; Innovative Graphics; Cool-It Thermo Tec. Backed #5M.

“I want to thank Paul Harriger. I think he got a speeding ticket on his way up here to help me tonight. It’s a good thing he got here because we got the nose boogered up. I have to give a big shout out to Bret Chance. He did a little shock stuff for me last night and we put it on today and it was pretty good. I want to thank Accu-Force for all the work they do for me and Malcuit Engines,” added Markham.

Fremont, Ohio’s Matt Foos, a former Attica dirt truck champion, continued his fantastic rookie year in the Fremont Fence 305 Sprints. Foos would take the lead on lap 10 after fellow rookie Trevor Baker spun but kept going. Foos picked his way through traffic like a seasoned veteran the last five laps to score his second win of the year.

“This is unbelievable. This is my dad’s (Dave, crew chief) 50th win with all the guys he’s had working together. It’s so awesome. My dad’s been on me pretty hard bout being easy on the right foot,” said Foos beside his Rich and Shelly Farmer owned machine with sponsorship help from Level Performance, Fremont Auto Parts, Automatic Fire Protection, Big D’s Pizza.

When asked what the biggest thing he has learned in his rookie sprint car season, Foos replied, “It’s not about even driving. It’s about becoming a better person. Settling yourself down and having composure. Not letting anything bother you. You are here to do a job.”

The 40-lap All Star feature got off to a rocky start. First Reed would be penalized a row for jumping the initial start. On the second attempt Stuart Brubaker and Duane Zablocki got together after a lap was completed. On the ensuing restart D.J. Foos would stop on the track and Cole Duncan would spin. After three laps were scored eighth running Chris Andrews coast to a stop. On the restart Haudenschild would rocket away with Blaney and Reed battling for second while Craig Mintz, Tim Shaffer, Chad Kemenah and Brent Marks gave chase.

Haudenschild encountered extremely heavy lapped traffic by the ninth circuit and he would spin in turn four but kept his car under power and fell back to third with Blaney taking over the point. Reed would drive under Blaney for the top spot on lap 13 with Blaney and Haudenschild staying within striking distance. Broc Martin brought out the caution on lap 16 with Reed maintaining the lead over Haudenschild, Blaney, Mintz, Shaffer, Marks and Kemenah.

When the green reappeared Reed drove to the bottom while Haudenschild blasted away around the top. Haudenschild rim-rode into the lead on lap 20 with Reed, Blaney, Mintz and 14th place starter Travis Philo in tow. Andrews would bring out the caution again on lap 22. On the ensuing restart Cap Henry and Shaffer would tangle with Henry ending up on his side. When the green came back out Haudenschild rocketed away, building up a lead over Reed, Blaney, Mintz, Marks, Philo and Danny Holtgraver who started 20th.

Haudenschild narrowly avoided disaster on lap 31 when he made hard contact while trying to lap Broc Martin, sending Martin crashing into the fourth turn fence. Once again with a clear track, Haudenschild pulled away on the restart with Reed, Blaney, Marks, Mintz, Philo, Lee Jacobs (up from 26th) and Holtgraver giving chase.

Haudenschild built a 2.5 second lead and cruised to the win over Reed, Blaney, Marks, Mintz and Philo.

Markham and Gentry brought the field to green for the 25 lap late model feature and the pair battled hard for the lead with Rick Bond and Mike Bores side by side right behind. Gentry got the slight advantage over Markham with Bores and Bond trading the third spot over the first six laps. Markham drove into the lead on lap eight but Gentry, Bores and now Doug Drown were within half a car length. Markham utilized the high line to begin to pull away slightly as Bores and Drown raced side by side over the next four laps for second.

Drown began eating away at Markham’s lead but a bobble on the cushion in turn three cost him valuable real estate. The first caution flew on lap 14 for Nick Cox. On the restart Markham was able to pull away from Drown with Bores, Matt Irey and Brad Malcuit in pursuit. Bores drove under Drown for second on lap 18 just before the caution flew for a Malcuit spin. On the ensuing restart Bores ducked under Markham but couldn’t get by with Drown racing right off their rear bumpers.

With two laps to go Drown was within half a car length of Markham. But, Markham would hit his marks perfectly and drove to the win over Drown, Bores, Irey and 15th place starter Dave Hornikel.

Rookie Trevor Baker jumped into the lead of the 305 sprint feature and built a sizeable lead as Ricky Peterson, Foos, Jamie Miller, Dan Hennig and Steve Rando gave chase. Foos took the second position on lap three just prior to the caution for Kyle Capodice who slowed to a stop. Baker got a great restart and pulled away from Foos, Peterson, Miller, Rando, Jordan Ryan, Hennig and Dustin Dinan.

Disaster struck for Baker on lap nine as he spun in turn two but kept going, falling back to fifth. Now in the lead, Foos used the middle line to build a bit of a lead over Peterson, Miller and Rando. Dinan would coast to a stop on lap 12. Foos again got a great restart and pulled away from Peterson while Miller and Rando battled for third with Ryan, Baker, Brandon Moore, Luke Griffith and Josh Harrison in tow. With 10 laps to go Rando would take third while Peterson began to inch closer to Foos.

Foos encountered lapped traffic with five laps to go but picked his way through and drove to the win over Peterson, Rando, Miller and Ryan.

The first Dirt Classic Ohio was deemed a huge success. Since 2014, the event, which began at Lincoln Speedway in Pennsylvania as a way to get more money into the hands of race teams, has paid out nearly a half million dollars, nearly $200,000 this year alone. And, through the Kasey Kahne Foundation, which was created by the NASCAR star to help charities supporting chronically ill children and their families, over $60,000 has been raised through the Dirt Classic. The Attica Fair Association sold 50/50 raffle tickets to benefit the Kasey Kahne Foundation, raising over $1,600 Saturday. The 50/50 winner then donated $1,000 of his winnings to former 305 sprint driver Junior Felver and his wife Sara and their four-year-old daughter Peyton who is fighting a rare form of cancer.

Attica Raceway Park Promoter John Bores and his staff would like to thank all the race teams, fans, marketing partners, push truck and wrecker operators and safety personnel for their support in 2016 and look forward to more excitement in 2017.

Attica Raceway Park

Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Night

Denotes starting position – [*]

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

Qualifying

1.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.466; 2.19m-Brent Marks, 12.480; 3.21-Cap Henry, 12.592; 4.1-Dale Blaney, 12.595; 5.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.623; 6.73-Chris Andrews, 12.647; 7.49-Tim Shaffer, 12.677; 8.23-DJ Foos, 12.685; 9.O9-Craig Mintz, 12.710; 10.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.727; 11.5-Byron Reed, 12.729; 12.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.756; 13.33M-Max Stambaugh, 12.799; 14.97-Gary Taylor, 12.812; 15.9X-Cole Duncan, 12.840; 16.40-Caleb Helms, 12.843; 17.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.893; 18.60K-Jody Keegan, 12.899; 19.45L-Brian Lay, 12.901; 20.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.917; 21.5T-Travis Philo, 12.933; 22.8M-TJ Michael, 12.943; 23.11N-Randy Hannagan, 12.970; 24.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.986; 25.49H-Bradley Howard, 13.017; 26.83M-Broc Martin, 13.050; 27.38-Dean Jacobs, 13.101; 28.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.171; 29.9-Jordan Ryan, 13.180; 30.70-Danny Holtgraver, 13.477; 31.84-Brandon Hanks, 13.491; 32.33K-Kyle Patrick, 13.642; 33.60-Kory Crabtree, 13.646; 34.49D-Shawn Dancer, 14.109; 35.49E-Bob Howard, 14.510;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 16-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[3] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[6] ; 6. 40-Caleb Helms[5] ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs[7] ; 8. 9-Jordan Ryan[8] ; 9. 60-Kory Crabtree[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 2. O9-Craig Mintz[1] ; 3. 21-Cap Henry[3] ; 4. 19m-Brent Marks[4] ; 5. 97-Gary Taylor[6] ; 6. 33M-Max Stambaugh[5] ; 7. 9X-Cole Duncan[7] ; 8. 11N-Randy Hannagan[8] ; 9. 49D-Shawn Dancer[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 49-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 2. 73-Chris Andrews[3] ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[5] ; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker[4] ; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[7] ; 6. 38-Dean Jacobs[9] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[8]

Heat 4, Group D - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 83M-Broc Martin[2] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser[1] ; 5. 70-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 6. 84-Brandon Hanks[6] ; 7. 33K-Kyle Patrick[7]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps, determines A-main starting positions)

1. 1-Dale Blaney[1] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[4] ; 3. 49-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[5] ; 5. 19m-Brent Marks[2] ; 6. 73-Chris Andrews[6] ; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah[8] ; 8. O9-Craig Mintz[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 2. 9X-Cole Duncan[2] ; 3. 33M-Max Stambaugh[1] ; 4. 11N-Randy Hannagan[6] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 7. 38-Dean Jacobs[8] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[7] ; 9. 33K-Kyle Patrick[11] ; 10. 49D-Shawn Dancer[13] ; 11. 84-Brandon Hanks[10] ; 12. 49E-Bob Howard[14] ; 13. 60-Kory Crabtree[12] ; 14. 9-Jordan Ryan[9] ; 15. 60K-Jody Keegan[15]

A-Main 1 - (40 Laps)

1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[1] ; 4. 19m-Brent Marks[5] ; 5. O9-Craig Mintz[8] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[14] ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs[26] ; 8. 70-Danny Holtgraver[20] ; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser[16] ; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah[7] ; 11. 11N-Randy Hannagan[24] ; 12. 8M-TJ Michael[21] ; 13. 40-Caleb Helms[23] ; 14. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[19] ; 15. 97-Gary Taylor[18] ; 16. 21-Cap Henry[12] ; 17. 45L-Brian Lay[13] ; 18. 83M-Broc Martin[10] ; 19. 16-Stuart Brubaker[9] ; 20. 73-Chris Andrews[6] ; 21. 33M-Max Stambaugh[25] ; 22. 49-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 23. 57X-Andrew Palker[15] ; 24. 9X-Cole Duncan[22] ; 25. 23-DJ Foos[11] ; 26. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[17]

Hard Charger: 81-Lee Jacobs +19

305 Sprints – Fremont Fence

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

1. 1XX-Jordan Ryan[2] ; 2. 66-Jamie Miller[7] ; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[3] ; 4. 9R-Dustin Rall[6] ; 5. 10-Josh Harrison[5] ; 6. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[1] ; 7. 36-Seth Schneider[8] ; 8. 39C-Scott Riley[9] ; 9. 13-Jeremy Duposki[4]

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

1. 2F-Matt Foos[6] ; 2. 32H-Dan Hennig[1] ; 3. 45-Trevor Baker[3] ; 4. 47-Matt Lucius[2] ; 5. 20B-Cody Bova[7] ; 6. 4T-James Taddeo[8] ; 7. 25-Jason Keckler[9] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[5] ; 9. 77I-John Ivy[4]

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

1. 1X-Dustin Dinan[1] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[2] ; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson[7] ; 5. 2L-Landon LaLonde[3] ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice[8] ; 7. 4*-Tyler Street[5] ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[9] ; 9. 51-Chase Dunham[6]

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

1. 4T-James Taddeo[2] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 4. 4*-Tyler Street[6] ; 5. 25-Jason Keckler[5] ; 6. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[9] ; 7. 77I-John Ivy[11] ; 8. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[1] ; 9. 39C-Scott Riley[7] ; 10. 13-Jeremy Duposki[10] ; 11. 75-Jerry Dahms[8] ; 12. 51-Chase Dunham[12]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 2F-Matt Foos[3] ; 2. 2-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[5] ; 4. 66-Jamie Miller[8] ; 5. 1XX-Jordan Ryan[11] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 7. 45-Trevor Baker[2] ; 8. 10-Josh Harrison[13] ; 9. 11G-Luke Griffith[10] ; 10. 9R-Dustin Rall[12] ; 11. 20B-Cody Bova[14] ; 12. 25-Jason Keckler[20] ; 13. 36-Seth Schneider[18] ; 14. 32H-Dan Hennig[4] ; 15. 4*-Tyler Street[19] ; 16. 4T-James Taddeo[16] ; 17. 2L-Landon LaLonde[15] ; 18. 47-Matt Lucius[6] ; 19. 1X-Dustin Dinan[9] ; 20. 12-Kyle Capodice[17]

Hard Charger: 25-Jason Keckler +8

Late Models – Summit Racing Equipment

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 15B-Mike Bores[3] ; 2. 36-Matt Irey[7] ; 3. 007-Rick Bond[1] ; 4. 5M-Ryan Markham[8] ; 5. 13-Scott Smith[6] ; 6. 69-John Mayes Jr.[5] ; 7. 7-Nick Cox[2] ; 8. 71-Dave Hornikel[4]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 240-Doug Drown[2] ; 2. 14-JR Gentry[3] ; 3. 79-Brad Malcuit[5] ; 4. 59-Larry Bellman[4] ; 5. 24-Jerry Aber[7] ; 6. 3-Shaun Cains[1] ; 7. 40-Wayne Maffett Jr[6]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 5M-Ryan Markham[1] ; 2. 240-Doug Drown[8] ; 3. 15B-Mike Bores[3] ; 4. 36-Matt Irey[5] ; 5. 71-Dave Hornikel[15] ; 6. 007-Rick Bond[4] ; 7. 59-Larry Bellman[6] ; 8. 40-Wayne Maffett Jr[14] ; 9. 24-Jerry Aber[10] ; 10. 13-Scott Smith[9] ; 11. 14-JR Gentry[2] ; 12. 79-Brad Malcuit[7] ; 13. 7-Nick Cox[11] ; 14. 3-Shaun Cains[12] ; 15. 69-John Mayes Jr.[13]

Hard Charger: 71-Dave Hornikel +10

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: WESTBROOK, MCDONALD, DINNING, HOSKINS, & LONGBOAT WIN ON EPIC RACEWEAR SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (September 2, 2016) - 125 drivers signed in to race in Season Championship Night presented by EPIC Racewear on Friday at Ohsweken Speedway. Dylan Westbrook, Jesse McDonald, Ryan Dinning, Rob Hoskins, and Paul Longboat visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane, while Mitch Brown, Jesse McDonald, Dave Bailey, Brandon Janssens, and Dustin Longboat locked up division championships.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2016 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT PRESENTED BY EPIC RACEWEAR TOTAL ENTRIES - 125

———————————————————– KOOL KIDZ-CORR/PAK 360 SPRINT CARS (21 entries) Dylan Westbrook put on one of the most dominating performances in recent memory to score his 4th Ohsweken win of the season. Westbrook moved up quickly from his second row starting position to lead all 25 laps of the Season Championship A-Feature, and lap all but the top five finishers.

Cory Turner took a shot at wrestling the lead away from Westbrook on several restarts, but ended up settling for a distant runner-up finish. Jim Huppunen sliced through the field to move from 16th to finish 3rd, followed by Jake Brown, and 14th starter Todd Hoddick.

Mitch Brown needed only to show up on Season Championship night to claim his first 360 Sprint Car title at Ohsweken. Brown finished 8th in the A-Feature and added the 2016 360 Sprint Car division championship to his 2009 Mini Stock title, and 2015 Southern Ontario Sprints tour championship. Dylan Westbrook finished 2nd in the season championship standings, and locked up the Rookie of the Year title.

A-FEATURE (25 laps - NT) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (4) 2. 97 Cory Turner (1) 3. 14h Jim Huppunen (16) 4. 1-10 Jake Brown (6) 5. 49 Todd Hoddick (14) 6. 17x Dain Naida (9) 7. 11 Jamie Turner (12) 8. 10 Mitch Brown (10) 9. 77x Alex Hill (5) 10. 91 Ryan Turner (18) 11. 2 Lee Winger (2) 12. 27z Stan Zanchin (11) 13. 10k Rob Dietrick (8) 14. 31 John Burbridge Jr. (13) 15. 6 Curtis Gartly (20) 16. 0c Cole MacDonald (19) 17. DNF 9 Steve Lyons (15) 18. DNF 38 Tyler Hendricks (7) 19. DNF 5d Dave Dykstra (3) 20. DNF 67 Chris Durand (17) DNS. 0 Glenn Styres (21) A-Feature Lap Leaders - Dylan Westbrook (1-25) Hard Charger - Jim Huppunen (+13)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - 1:51.267) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre ON (2), 2. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Chatham ON (1), 3. 10k Rob Dietrick, Farmington NY (3), 4. 17x Dain Naida, Tecumseh MI (5), 5. 31 John Burbridge Jr., St. Williams ON (4), 6. 14h Jim Huppunen, Welland ON (7), 7. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford ON (6)

INSTA-INSULATION HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - 1:58.372) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford ON (6), 2. 77x Alex Hill, Six Nations ON (2), 3. 27z Stan Zanchin, Fort Erie ON (1), 4. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford ON (5), 5. 49 Todd Hoddick, Cheektowaga NY (3), 6. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre ON (4), 7. 0c Cole MacDonald, Waterdown ON (7)

STRICKLAND'S GMC HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - 1:53.196) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 5d Dave Dykstra, Port Colborne ON (4), 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Scotland ON (7), 3. 2 Lee Winger, Mount Hope ON (2), 4. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre ON (1), 5. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle ON (5), 6. 67 Chris Durand, Port Stanley ON (6), DNS. 0 Glenn Styres, Ohsweken ON (3)

ACKLAND INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($150): Jake Brown

———————————————————– STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (17 entries) Several drivers had a chance to win the Crate Sprint Car championship as the 25 lap A-Feature unfolded. Holly Porter started 4 points ahead of Jesse McDonald, but the night belonged to McDonald, who claimed the race win, division championship, and Rookie of the Year title.

McDonald's win did not come easy, as he initially dropped back from his front row starting spot while Brad Herron and Josh Shantz traded the lead several times. McDonald powered back around those two drivers to lead the last three laps of the A-Feature. Herron settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Shantz, Mike Thorne, and Mack DeMan.

A-FEATURE (25 laps - NT) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 88 Jesse McDonald (1) 2. 12 Brad Herron (4) 3. 18 Josh Shantz (2) 4. 55 Mike Thorne (3) 5. 4 Mack DeMan (7) 6. 87x Shone Evans (9) 7. 68 Aaron Turkey (10) 8. 1 Holly Porter (6) 9. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (5) 10. 6m Eric McGlone (8) 11. 5 Alex Schuts (14) 12. 8 Hannah Ferrell (13) 13. 18x Davey Boughton (15) 14. 51x Trevor Young (17) 15. DNF 99 Jordan Hill (11) 16. DNF 5d Zach Zumpe (12) 17. DNF 49h Jerry Hill (16) A-Feature Lap Leaders - Josh Shantz (1-3, 8), Brad Herron (4-7, 9-22), Jesse McDonald (23-25) Hard Charger - Shone Evans (+3)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps - 1:33.322) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi ON (2), 2. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia ON (4), 3. 6m Eric McGlone, Union ON (1), 4. 4 Mack DeMan, Mississauga ON (6), 5. 99 Jordan Hill, Ohsweken ON (3), 6. 87x Shone Evans, Scotland ON (8), 7. 5 Alex Schuts, Oakland ON (5), 8. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville ON (7), 9. 51x Trevor Young, Ancaster ON (9)

MCDONALD'S RESTAURANTS OF BRANTFORD & PARIS HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps - 1:33.469) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 43h Ryan Hunsinger, Stouffville ON (1), 2. 12 Brad Herron, Waterford ON (2), 3. 88 Jesse McDonald, Caledonia ON (4), 4. 18 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha ON (6), 5. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken ON (5), 6. 5d Zach Zumpe, St. Catharines ON (3), 7. 8 Hannah Ferrell, Vanessa ON (7), 8. 18x Davey Boughton, Carlisle ON (8)

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

 

 

Gravel Steals One at Skagit

9/2/16

Alger, WA – AS the old saying goes, the only lap you need to lead is the last, and David Gravel embodied that statement on Friday night at Skagit Speedway, winning the World of Outlaws Craftsmen Sprint Car Series main event on night one of the Outlaw Energy Showdown. Joining him in victory lane with the Shipwreck Beads Washington Modified Tour was Mark Carrell.

Logan Schuchart and new track record holder Shane Stewart started on the pole of the 25 lap main event after finishing first and second in the Craftsmen Club dash respectively. Schuchart set out to an early advantage with Stewart stalking him over the course of multiple early race cautions. On a lap five restart, Stewart moved to the inside of Schuchart in turn one and two, clearing Logan down the back straight to take the lead. Schuchart came back after him on the inside of turn three but contact ensued at the xit of the corner between Shane and Logan, leaving Stewart stalled at the top of turn four. Schuchart resumed in the lead with David Gravel now chasing him and Jason Johnson in third. Schuchart enjoyed a comfortable advantage until five laps remained, when Gravel began closing amongst slower traffic. After taking the white flag, Gravel found a narrow gap to shoot underneath Logan in turn three, then drifted up race track to take his line away out of turn four to take the checkered flag and the $8,000 first place prize. Schuchart and Johnson filled out the podium. Schuchart, Brad Sweet and Gravel won the heat races.

Mark Carrell won a brutal battle of attrition in the Shipwreck Beads Washington Modified Tour main event. Carrell was the fourth leader of the race, taking over the top spot on lap 13 and surviving multiple restarts to pick up the win. Mike Knox picked up a career best second place finish with Jeff Blanton piloting the Geritol Racing #25 to a third place result. Carrell, Austin Kerrigan and Kyler Moore won the heat races.

 

 

Danny Varin Finally Notches Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Win at Brewerton Speedway

By MIKE MALLETT

BREWERTON, NY – Danny Varin has been close on numerous occasions to parking his Dover Brake No. 00 in Victory Lane with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) and on more than one occasion at the Brewerton Speedway. In the last two years the Fonda, N.Y., driver has finished second twice at Brewerton after watching the lid slip away late in the race.

Friday night’s race had all the makings of Varin’s heart being broken again. This time though his determination paid off as he outlasted Pennsylvania invader Mark Smith for his first career series win as he now joins his father, Bobby, as an ESS winner. Varin collected $2,100 for his hard work in the Mach-1 Chassis 25-lap A-Main. The event earned points for series regulars in the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour, SUNY Canton Racing Series as well as points toward the overall title.

“It feels great,” stated an elated Varin in Victory Lane. “We’ve been very good here. We made a few mistakes with the car tonight that I thought it was going to cost us. We just held out the best we could. Dover Brake (Dave Cruickshank) gave me a hell of a car. I couldn’t ask for a better car owner. The money he spends for me to be here, if anyone deserves it he does.”

Varin started the night setting fast-time for his group in Beard-Sewer and Drain timed warm-ups. From there he went out and dominated his Car Mate Custom Built Trailers heat race to pick up the win after starting sixth. That placed him in the redraw where he picked the second starting position for the feature.

Tim Axton jumped to the early lead holding the top spot for the first three circuits before Varin worked to the outside of turns one and two in order to secure the top position on lap four. As he was taking the lead from Axton, Chuck Hebing and Smith were all over one another trying to put themselves into third.

Varin’s first taste of traffic came just as the race was about to reach the midway point. He moved through a few cars before Hebing, who was second, got tangled with Chad Miller. The two got together and they were locked together causing both cars to spin.

Varin was now joined by Smith on the outside for a crucial restart. Varin went to the bottom of turn one then slid up in front of Smith at the exit of the second corner to stay out in front at the green. Varin kept the advantage over Smith, but Smith never let him get more than a few car lengths away as the laps ticked higher. Varin patiently worked the inside rail while Smith blasted his car in around the top of the speedway on the cushion.

“To come out here and run against the best, one spot better is great,” said Varin. “He’s (Smith) a great competitor. I was nervous there. I knew he was going to be on the top. That wasn’t the best place to give him. We just had to make the right moves and hold out for 25-laps.”

The two were separated by feet at the line when one last yellow flag was necessary for a spinning Jeff Cook on lap 19. This put Smith on the outside of him one final time. Varin was masterful on the restart hitting his marks perfectly on the inside. At this point he started to move away from the field.

“I just started to pulled my wing back,” he mentioned about the final laps. “I lost a race here last year on the last lap coming to the checkers because I missed my mark. That wasn’t going to happen tonight.”

As Varin led, Smith was forced to battle with Sammy Reakes for second. Reakes worked the bottom while Smith was unable to get off the top lane on the speedway. As Varin took the checkered flag, Reakes used a slide job at the exit of turn four to beat Smit to the line for second.

“I knew if I got a good run off the bottom and slid across the track I had a shot at getting him,” commented Reakes. “I couldn’t woe up. I lost my brakes around lap five. We’ve been struggling with that since Jason (Barney) gave us this car to use. I can’t thank him enough it’s been awesome. I’m a little bummed about breaking the front wing and not having any brakes. I think we might have had something for Danny, hats off to those guys. He seemed like he was in a league of his own there at the end.”

Smith brought Patrick Vigneault’s No. 55 home in the third position. Afterwards he admitted that he used up his tires running the top. Even though he tried moving around late he didn’t have much left.

“I just used my right rear up after starting seventh,” stated Smith. “When you got them starting up front where they don’t have to punish their tires it takes its toll on your stuff. It just gave up there the last five laps. I struggled the last five laps. It just seemed like my right rear went. I was searching.”

Jason Barney crossed the line in fourth but was scored in the final position for not crossing the scales after the event. That moved current point leader Steve Poirier up to fourth with Shawn Donath becoming the final car in the top five.

ESS/Brewerton Notes – A big field of 36 sprints filled the pits…Ohio’s Jared Hortsman made his first start of 2016, after a wall encounter during timed hot laps he came back to win the B-Main…Jake Muench also made his first start…Darryl Ruggles, Keith Granholm and Muench were flip victims during qualifying…

Mach 1 Chassis A-Main – Danny Varin ($2,100), Sam Reakes IV ($1,000), Mark Smith ($800), Steve Poirier ($630), Shawn Donath ($565), Tim Axton ($885), Paul Kinney ($505), Bryan Howland ($495), Tommy Wickham ($510), Pete Richardson ($400), Jared Hortsman ($435), Jeff Cook ($320), Jordan Thomas ($300), Joe Trenca ($290), Parker Evans ($335), George Suprick ($280), Brandon Kidd ($300), Dave Axton ($275), Matt Tanner ($275), Chuck Hebing ($300), Chad Miller ($450), Paulie Colagiovanni ($300), Larry Wight ($275), Jason Barney ($350)

Lap Leaders – T. Axton (1-3), Varin (4-25)

Car Mate Trailers Heat 1 – Varin, Richardson, Kidd, Miller, Tanner

Car Mate Trailers Heat 2 – Wickham, Wight, Hebing, Barney, Poirier

Car Mate Trailers Heat 3 – Colagiovanni, Donath, Suprick, Howland, Cook

Car Mate Trailers Heat 4 – T. Axton, Reakes IV, Smith, Evans, Thomas

87 Speed/X-1 Race Cars/Cobra Coaches Dash – Miller, Barney, Evans, Howland

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Hortsman, Trenca, Axton, Kinney

Did Not Qualify – Dan Bennett, Josh Azzi, Matt Billings, Jonathan Preston, Coleman Gulick, Jake Muench, Keith Granholm, Denny Peebles, Steve Glover, Paul Habeck, Bob Gray, Darryl Ruggles

Bonuses:

Beard Sewer and Drain Best Time – Varin, Hebing, Howland, Kinney - $25

87 Speed/X-1 Race Cars/Cobra Coaches Dash – Miller ($125), Barney ($75), Evans ($50), Howland ($50).

Insinger Fuels Hard Charger – Kinney (17 pos.) $50

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Varin $50

E&V Energy – Kidd, Wickham $50

Ohsweken Speedway 21st Anniversary – Miller $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Donath $35

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Varin, Wickham, Colagiovanni, T. Axton $25

911 Restoration – Wickham, Hortsman $25

Lucas Oil ESS 7-12 Challenge – None - $600 Sept. 2 at Thunder Mtn.

Hoosier Tires – T. Axton $200

Vahlco Wheels – T. Axton $190

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints: Web: www.empiresupersprints.com Twitter: @ESSprints

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The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, Einstein Construction Group, SUNY Canton, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, Insinger Performance, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Beard Sewer and Drain, Cobra Coaches, 911 Restoration, Westward Painting Company, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, Panther Frameworx, YorkMont Auctions,, Engler Machine and Tool, Northwood 2 Construction, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

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Danny Varin wins PST/ESS/URC challenge event at Brewerton Speedway

Contact: Paul T. Harkenrider

(Brewerton, NY) Danny Varin used his front row starting spot to full advantage to collect his second career win in a 360 Sprint Car against the competitors from the Patriot Sprint Tour, Empire Super Sprints, and United Racing Club.

Varin started alongside pole sitter, Tim Axton as the two brought the very stout field to the green for 25 laps. Axton would take the lead on lap No.1 before the first yellow came out as Larry Wight, who started sixth was immediately off the pace and his night would end early due to motor issues.

Axton would bring the field back too green for two more laps before Paulie Colagiovanni would also be off the pace to bring out the second yellow of the event. On the restart, Varin would carry a lot of momentum off turn two and take the lead from Axton.

Circuits would continue to tick by as Chuck Hebing and Mark Smith, both starting in the fourth row would begin to make their push to the front and chase down the leader in Varin.

Lap traffic was met by the race leaders on lap 11 when Hebing would try to use the slower cars to get by Varin, however, on lap 12, Hebing was running alongside lapped car Chad Miller, Hebing cut low right in front of Miller causing the two to collide and spin along the bottom of turn one to bring out the third yellow of the A-Main.

Varin would then lead Mark Smith, Shawn Donath, Sammy Reakes, and Jason Barney when then field would restart once again.

Varin would begin to pull away from Smith as he hugged the low side of the track while Smith used the extreme high side. Behind them, a thrilling three wide battle for third would take place between Reakes, Donath, and Barney while Steve Poirier was right there in sixth.

Reakes would eventually clear Donath and Barney beginning to gain ground on second place runner Mark Smith before the final yellow would be drawn from a spinning Jeff Cook in turn one.

The restarts would not slow down Varin as he cruised in the final six laps to win his second career sprint car A- Main after winning at Fulton earlier this year. Sammy Reakes would steal second from Mark Smith, followed by Steve Poirier, and Shawn Donath completing the top five.

Jason Barney would be disqualified from a fifth place run as he drove by the post-race scales and went to his trailer first.

Heat races went to Varin, Tommy Wickham, Paulie Colagiovanni, and Tim Axton. The dash win went to Chad Miller, while the B Main victory went to Ohio driver Jared Hortsman.

The next stop for the A-Verdi Storage Container’s Patriot Sprint Tour will be at the Ohsweken Speedway for the 12th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. $12,000 will be on the line with $1,000 just to take the green.

Be sure to follow @PatriotSprints on Twitter and Instagram and to like ‘Patriot Sprint Tour’ on facebook. You can also log onto www.patriotsprinttour.com.

Brewerton Speedway Quick Results

September 2, 2016

PST/ESS/ URC Challenge

*50 Show up Points awarded to all PST Full Members

A Main: DANNY VARIN (2), Sammy Reakes, Mark Smith, Steve Poirier, Shawn Donath, Tim Axton, Paul Kinney, Bryan Howland, Tommy Wickham, Pete Richardson, Jared Hortsman, Jeff Cook, Jordan Thomas, Joe Trenca, Parker Evans, George Suprick, Brandon Kidd, Dave Axton, Matt Tanner, Chuck Hebing, Chuck Miller, Paulie Colagiovanni, Larry Wight, Jason Barney

Heat 1: Danny Varin, Pete Richardson, Brandon Kidd, Chuck Miller, Matt Tanner, Dan Bennett, Josh Azzi, Matt Billings

Heat 2: Tommy Wickham, Larry Wight, Chuck Hebing, Jason Barney, Steve Poirier, Jonathan Preston, Dave Axton, Coleman Gullick, Jake Muench

Heat 3: Paulie Colagiovanni, Shawn Donath, George Suprick, Bryan Howland, Jeff Cook, Joe Trenca, Jared Hortsman, Kieth Granholm, Denny Peebles

Heat 4: Tim Axton, Sammy Reakes, Mark Smith, Parker Evans, Jordan Thomas, Paul Kinney, Steve Glover, Paul Habeck, Bob Gray

Dash: Chuck Miller, Jason Barney, Parker Evans, Bryan Howland

B Main: Jared Hortsman, Joe Trenca, Dave Axton, Paul Kinney DNQ: Steve Glover, Mat Billings, Dan Bennett, Bob Gray, Denny Peebles, Keith Granholm, Jonathan Preston

 

 

“Farley victory gives Mayhew two straight Badger Midget wins”

By Bryan Gapinski Farley, Iowa., September 2 ---Kurt Mayhew won the 25-lap Mid-State Equipment/Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie Badger Midget Racing Series feature, Friday Night at Farley Speedway. The event, was part of the multi-day 39th annual “Yankee Dirt Track Classic”, and the first at the track for Badger since August 21, 2004. At the start of the event Mayhew passed five cars from his sixth place starting position to lead the field off Turn 2 on the opening lap. A three-car accident on the fifth lap erased Mayhew’s two-second advantage. Mayhew continued to lead with an intense four-car battle for second place behind the leader. Robbie Ray closed to within a car length of Mayhew with ten laps complete. One lap later Ray assumed the top position. Ray slowed while leading with a flat tire on Lap 17. At the same moment during the caution, the fourth and fifth place cars of Brandon Waelti and Aaron Schuck stopped in the work area to replace flat right rear tires. Waelti, Schuck, and Ray rejoined the tail of the field with new tires. Mayhew again led on the restart over Derek Childs and Ken Hanson. Childs slowed with a flat tire with five laps remaining bunching up the field. Mayhew led Hanson on the restart followed by the trio of Ray, Waelti and Schuck all who pitted for new right rear tires three laps earlier. Mayhew maintained a steady pace with positions behind him changing several times before Ray took over second place, with two laps remaining. Mayhew driving his No. 21k DRC/Honda finished a one car length ahead of Ray. Schuck, Waelti, and Hanson completed the top five. ”I was hanging on the final few laps hoping my tires would hold out, there was a major vibration but we made it to the finish line” commented Mayhew after his second straight series victory in five days. Next for Badger will be the Angell Park Speedway season finale on Sunday Night Sept. 4. The “Kevin Doty Classic” will also feature the Speedway Motors POWRi North Outlaw Micro/ Badger 600 Micro Series presented by My Race Pass co-sanctioned event, and the Meyer Valves & Vacs Wisconsin Wingeless Sprint Series. SUMMARY 25-lap Feature: 1. Kurt Mayhew; 2. Robbie Ray; 3. Aaron Schuck; 4. Brandon Waelti; 5. Ken Hanson; 6. Mike Stroik; 7. Derek Childs; 8. Jeff Zelinski; 9. Buddy Luebke; 10. Denny Smith; 11. Randy Reed; 12. Don Bigelow; 13. Kyle Koch; 14. Laura Smith. 8-lap Heat Race Winners: Zelinski, Ray. Cars Present: 14 Feature Lap Leaders: Mayhew 1-11 Ray 12-17, Mayhew 18-25.

 

 

Attica Raceway Park

By Brian Liskai

 ATTICA, Ohio – Blairsville, Georgia’s Jonathan Davenport put recent misfortunes aside and drove to his ninth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win Friday at Attica Raceway Park. Davenport, the defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, used lapped traffic to wrestle the lead away from defending Attica track champion Doug Drown on lap 14 and scored the $10,000 win on Morgan Stanley Night to open the Attica Ambush weekend.

 

It was the first ever win at Attica for the driver known as “Superman.”

 

Dennis Erb Jr. charged from his 12 starting spot to finish second, Drown, who has seven wins on the year at Attica, had the huge crowd on its feet, storming into the lead at the drop of the green from his fourth starting spot. He led the first 13 circuits and finished third. New track record holder Darrell Lanigan was fourth and Jimmy Owens, who won the first time the series raced at Attica three years ago, finished fifth. 

Davenport, who is currently second in the series’ point standings and had not finished the last three Lucas Oil events, was relieved to be back in victory lane.

“I about forgot what this feels like. This is awesome. This win goes to Kevin (Rumley) and my guys, Jerome and Heath…they have worked their tails off the last two weeks. Everybody knows we haven’t been running good. We ain’t dead and we are not done yet.  We are just going to keep on working and trying to find stuff to get that little bit of an edge,” said Davenport, thanking his sponsors, Troy Baird of Baird Transport, Elite Concrete, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, the Labontes, who were back at the shop building a new car for the World 100, and Lee Roy Rumley who is at the shop building a new engine.

Davenport praised third place finisher and early leader Drown for his run.

“I don’t know if I could have ever gotten by him without that lapped traffic. He went a little softer (tire) than I did. Me and him are good buddies and we talked before the race about tires and what we were going to do. He pulled a fast one on me. He told me he was going to go with one thing and he went with something else. That’s what you have to do,” joked Davenport. “He was actually telling me about a line he runs here sometimes and I seen him do it a couple of times when I was behind him and I couldn’t get around the top so good. So once he got behind me I knew where he was going to be so I tried to do the same thing to him and it worked out for us.”

Erb in the Vomac Truck Sales/J.R. McBride Leasing/Black Diamond Chassis was happy with his performance with his second place run.

“It was a good run. We started pretty far back and the race track came to me. We kept plugging away and ended up second. The car was working very well on the bottom,” Erb said.

Drown had the car that nearly pulled off the upset.

“I felt like if I was going to keep up with these guys I better go softer on the tires. The way the moisture was coming back through the track…I thought I would be a little bit smarter than those guys….I wasn’t It was cool as hell to get the lead like we did. I’m very happy. We wanted a top five tonight and we accomplished that. To race with these guys…you have a World 100 winner and a Dream winner sitting up here. To be in that mix…I’m very happy,” said the driver of the Halls Auto Sales; Malcuit Racing Engines; Nationwide Vehicle Protection; Wooster Glass; Kar Konnections machine

In the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 sprints, recently crowned track champion Byron Reed would grab the lead at the white flag just before a red flag, and held on the final one lap shoot out to score his fourth win of the year at Attica. It was the 35th career win at the track for the eight time champion. And, it pads his point lead in the $10,000-to-win Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series presented by KS Sales and Service with just one point night left, that at Fremont Speedway in a couple of weeks.

“The slower you enter on the bottom, the better you come off. It was good racing…good guys to race with. It’s tough to be the leader in lapped traffic (Craig Mintz) and I was able to go where they weren’t,” said Reed beside his Crown Battery, Ken Gill Construction backed machine.

In the 50 lap late model feature, Drown bolted from his fourth starting spot to take the lead on the very first lap much to the approval of the large crowd on hand for the event. The first few laps of the feature were married with cautions and even a red. After a red for a Timothy Culp flip on the third lap, the race laps would begin to tick away with Drown blasting away on the cushion to pull away.

Drown raced into heavy lapped traffic by the 10th circuit and that allowed Davenport and Darrell Lanigan to close. Davenport would use the lapped cars to drive under Drown into the lead on lap 14. Drown would stay close for a while and even had a shot at Davenport when the caution flew on lap 20. But, when the green flew again so did Davenport as he began pulling away. With 15 laps to go Davenport held a commanding lead over Drown, Lanigan, Jimmy Owens, Don O’Neal, and Erb. With 10 laps to go all eyes were on Erb who had charged into third. Drown and Erb waged a terrific battle over the next five laps before Erb took the runner-up position with five to go.

Davenport drove to the win over Erb, Drown, Lannigan, Owens, O’Neal, 23rd starting Brandon Sheppard, Earl Pearson Jr., Attica track champion, Matt Irey and Devin Moran.

The sprint feature got off to a rough start with a multi-car crash involving Shawn Valenti, Duane Zablocki, Brandon Spithaler, Dan McCarron and Stuart Brubaker on the opening lap. Former Attica track champion Dean Jacobs would lead the first six laps though Broc Martin challenged continuously. Martin would take the lead when Jacobs bobbled on the cushion in turn two on lap seven. That also allowed Parker Price-Miller to race into second.

With 12 laps scored it was a tremendous three car battle for the lead with Martin, Price-Miller and Craig Mintz. Reed would join the fracas by lap 15. Mintz drove into the lead on lap 16 with Martin and Reed challenging. The four car battle up front got very interesting as they raced into heavy lapped traffic by lap 17. That allowed Travis Philo to close. A caution would halt the tremendous action on lap 20 with Mintz leading Reed, Price-Miller, Philo and Tim Shaffer.

Back to green and Mintz was holding off Reed with Philo blasting into third, bringing Shaffer to fourth. Following a caution on lap 23, Mintz would find his groove and pulled away slightly as Reed was left to try and fend off Philo with Shaffer, Price-Miller and D.J. Foos giving chase.

With four laps to go, Mintz was racing through lapped traffic, making a fantastic move to split two in the middle of turns three and four. That allowed Reed, who found the extreme bottom groove to his liking, to close quickly. Coming to the white flag Reed rocketed off the bottom to take the lead over Mintz and Philo just as the red flew for a small engine fire on Spithaler’s machine. For the one-lap sprint to the checkers the running order was Reed, Mintz, Philo, Shaffer, Price-Miller, Foos, Randy Hanagan and Jacobs.

Reed got an excellent restart and drove to the win over Mintz, Philo, Shaffer and Price-Miller.

The 2016 season wraps up at Attica Raceway Park on Saturday, Sept. 3 with the first ever Dirt Classic Ohio paying $10,000 to the winner and featuring the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints with the Attica late models and 305 sprints in competition.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com

Attica Raceway Park

Morgan Stanley Night

Friday, Sept. 2, 2016

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Miller Welders Fast Time Group A: Jonathan Davenport / 14.209 seconds
Miller Welders Fast Time Group B: Darrell Lanigan / 14.187 seconds ***NEW TRACK RECORD***

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jonathan Davenport, Don O'Neal, Steve Francis, Dave Hornikel, Craig Vosbergen, Mike Bores, Paul Stubber

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Devin Moran, Jon Henry, Kyle Hardy, Casey Noonan, Scott Smith, Mathew Chapman, Matt Irey

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Darrell Lanigan, Jimmy Owens, Tim McCreadie, Ryan Markham, Timothy Culp, Cody Scott, Devin Shiels-DNS

QA1 Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Doug Drown, Earl Pearson, Jr., Dennis Erb, Jr., Scott Bloomquist, Brad Malcuit, Colton Flinner, Brandon Sheppard

Fast Shafts B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 6 Transfer): Craig Vosbergen, Mike Bores, Matt Irey, Timothy Culp, Brad Malcuit, Mathew Chapman, Scott Smith, Colton Flinner, Paul Stubber-DNS, Cody Scott-DNS, Devin Shiels-DNS, Brandon Sheppard-DNS

Feature Finish (50 Laps):

FINISH

START

CAR #

DRIVER NAME

HOMETOWN

EARNINGS

1

1

6

Jonathan Davenport

Mount Airy, NC

$11,000

2

12

28E

Dennis Erb, Jr.

Carpentersville, IL

$6,200

3

4

240

Doug Drown

Wooster, OH

$3,500

4

2

15L

Darrell Lanigan

Union, KY

$3,550

5

6

20

Jimmy Owens

Newport, TN

$3,050

6

5

5

Don O'Neal

Martinsville, IN

$2,600

7

23

B5

Brandon Sheppard

New Berlin, IL

$2,200

8

8

1

Earl Pearson, Jr.

Jacksonville, FL

$2,100

9

19

36

Matt Irey

Mansfield, OH

$1,200

10

3

99m

Devin Moran

Dresden, OH

$1,100

11

18

15b

Mike Bores

Bellevue, OH

$1,075

12

14

5m

Ryan Markham

Ashland, OH

$1,050

13

9

15F

Steve Francis

Bowling Green, KY

$1,725

14

15

1N

Casey Noonan

Sylvania, OH

$1,000

15

17

8

Craig Vosbergen

Perth, W. Australia

$950

16

24

75

Colton Flinner

Allison Park, PA

$1,025

17

16

0

Scott Bloomquist

Mooresburg, TN

$1,800

18

11

21*

Kyle Hardy

Stephens City, VA

$875

19

10

39

Tim McCreadie

Watertown, NY

$1,550

20

21

79

Brad Malcuit

Strasburg, OH

$825

21

22

0

Mathew Chapman

Tecumseh, MI

$800

22

13

71

Dave Hornikel

Mansfield, OH

$800

23

20

C8

Timothy Culp

Prattsville, AR

$800

24

7

15H

Jon Henry

Ada, OH

$800

Hard Charger: B5-Brandon Sheppard +16

410 Sprints – O’Reilly Auto Parts

Starting Position – [*]

Qualifying

1.2-Parker Price-Miller, 12.344; 2.09-Craig Mintz, 12.492; 3.49-Tim Shaffer, 12.528; 4.5R-Byron Reed, 12.559; 5.33M-Max Stambaugh, 12.691; 6.38-Dean Jacobs, 12.724; 7.83M-Broc Martin, 12.730; 8.97-Gary Taylor, 12.741; 9.5T-Travis Philo, 12.749; 10.9X-Cole Duncan, 12.780; 11.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.790; 12.11N-Randy Hannagan, 12.871; 13.23-DJ Foos, 12.877; 14.5J-Jarrod DeLong, 12.906; 15.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.915; 16.60-Jody Keegan, 12.924; 17.22M-Dan McCarron, 13.156; 18.19-Brandon Spithaler, 13.170; 19.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.199; 20.45L-Brian Lay, 13.216; 21.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.242; 22.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.313; 23.9-Jordan Ryan, 13.463; 24.33K-Kyle Patrick, 13.535; 25.73-Chris Andrews, 14.303; 26.6-Sean Hosey, 99.990;

Heat 1, Group A -  (8 Laps, top 6 to A)

1. 38-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 2. 49-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 3. 5R-Byron Reed[2] ; 4. 2-Parker Price-Miller[4] ; 5. 97-Gary Taylor[5] ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[8] ; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger[9] ; 9. 9X-Cole Duncan[6]

Heat 2, Group B -  (8 Laps, top 6 to A)

1. 83M-Broc Martin[2] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[4] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[5] ; 4. 11N-Randy Hannagan[1] ; 5. 33M-Max Stambaugh[3] ; 6. 9-Jordan Ryan[8] ; 7. 60-Jody Keegan[7] ; 8. 5J-Jarrod DeLong[6] ; 9. 73-Chris Andrews[9]

Heat 3, Group C -  (8 Laps, top 6 to A)

1. 16-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 2. 19-Brandon Spithaler[1] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[2] ; 5. 33K-Kyle Patrick[7] ; 6. 45L-Brian Lay[5] ; 7. 7-Shawn Valenti[6] ; 8. 6-Sean Hosey[8]

B-Main 1 -  (12 Laps, top 6 to A)

1. 60-Jody Keegan[2] ; 2. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[1] ; 3. 73-Chris Andrews[8] ; 4. 7-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 5. 9X-Cole Duncan[7] ; 6. 5J-Jarrod DeLong[5] ; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger[4]

A-Main 1 -  (35 Laps)

1. 5R-Byron Reed[10] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[3] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[6] ; 4. 49-Tim Shaffer[8] ; 5. 2-Parker Price-Miller[4] ; 6. 23-DJ Foos[5] ; 7. 11N-Randy Hannagan[12] ; 8. 38-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 9. 33M-Max Stambaugh[15] ; 10. 73-Chris Andrews[21] ; 11. 97-Gary Taylor[11] ; 12. 45L-Brian Lay[18] ; 13. 83M-Broc Martin[2] ; 14. 16-Stuart Brubaker[9] ; 15. 33K-Kyle Patrick[16] ; 16. 60-Jody Keegan[19] ; 17. 9-Jordan Ryan[17] ; 18. 68G-Tyler Gunn[14] ; 19. 22M-Dan McCarron[13] ; 20. 5J-Jarrod DeLong[24] ; 21. 19-Brandon Spithaler[7] ; 22. 9X-Cole Duncan[23] ; 23. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[20] ; 24. 7-Shawn Valenti[22]

Hard Charger: 73-Chris Andrews +11

 

 

Ian Madsen Emerges From Epic Late-Race Battle as the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Preliminary Winner During AGCO Jackson Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Sept. 2, 2016) - Ian Madsen won a thriller on a picturesque Friday evening at Jackson Motorplex during the opening night of the three-day 38th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals.

Madsen outlasted his brother, Kerry, along with Danny Lasoski and Sam Hafertepe Jr. as the four drivers duked it out during the final laps of the Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars featuring the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour main event at the half-mile oval.

All four drivers are locked into the first two rows of Sunday's $10,000-to-win finale following Friday's result.

"It got really fun in the main event because it seemed like the lines kept changing," Ian Madsen said. "That was the goal coming into the night was just to get locked in. Getting the win was a bonus."

Madsen took the lead on the opening lap and it appeared he had the track and competition tamed throughout the first two thirds of the 25-lap main event. However, both Kerry Madsen and Lasoski made late charges to compete for the win.

"I wasn't really on cruise control, I just kinda didn't really know where to run," Ian Madsen said. "I felt my line was slowing down. It just took Hafertepe to show me to move up and the car just kinda come in once we got on the top in (turns) one and two."

Hafertepe Jr. took the lead on Lap 19 before Ian Madsen regained the top spot on the ensuing lap. Kerry Madsen and Lasoski both passed Hafertepe Jr. on Lap 22 as the top four drivers crossed the start/finish line within seven tenths of a second of each other.

Kerry Madsen attempted a slide job for the lead, but Ian Madsen was able to hold onto the lead to garner his first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour win of the season. It was Madsen's third Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars triumph at Jackson Motorplex this year.

Kerry Madsen, who started the race eighth, held off 12th-starting Lasoski for the runner-up result.

"I wanted to win it, but that was a great race," Madsen said. "We dropped back to ninth or 10th there at one stage. To battle back, that's a good race car. Once I figured out how to drive it and stuck to my guns and lines we went forward and made good progress."

Lasoski was disappointed with the result, but pleased in the bigger picture at locking his Mark Burch Motorsports entry into Sunday's main event.

"About five (laps) to go I made two laps with driver errors and it cost me a lot of car lengths," he said. "The last two laps I got those back. I'm not saying we could have won, but second could have definitely been a possibility.

"Hopefully we get another race track like this (on Sunday). Hats off to everyone here at Jackson Motorplex. This is what we want. Give us something wide so we can race and put on a race like this."

Hafertepe Jr. edged Johnny Herrera, who spent the first two thirds of the race battling between second and fourth place, for the final lock-in position to Sunday's main event.

Carson McCarl, Tim Kaeding, Hafertepe Jr., Seth Bergman and Tasker Phillips each won a heat race. Skylar Prochaska and Matt Covington were the B Main winners.

Additionally, Gregg Bakker, who placed third in the second B Main to earn the final transfer position into the main event, advanced from 22nd to 13th to lock up the Jackson Motorplex Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars championship.

Heartland Racing Association Non-Wing Sprint Cars

Bret Mellenberndt was victorious during the Heartland Racing Association Non-Wing Sprint Cars main event with Ned Powers placing a close second.

Jeremy Kerzman, 10th-starting Brandon Halverson and Miles Grein rounded out the top five, respectively.

Powers and Kerzman were the heat race winners.

Jackson Motorplex hosts Night 2 of the 38th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals on Saturday when Spirit Lake Silver & Gold NSL 410 Sprint Cars with the National Sprint League and the Heartland Racing Association Non-Wing Sprint Cars will be in action.

The event finale is Sunday and will showcase a $25,000-to-win main event for the Spirit Lake Silver & Gold NSL 410 Sprint Cars with the National Sprint League and a $10,000-to-win feature for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Adult tickets are $30 for Saturday and $35 for Sunday. Reserved seats are available for sale online at http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com.

The pits are slated to open at 2 p.m. with the front gates opening at 5 p.m. and hot laps around 7 p.m. each night.

Speed Shift TV is providing live Pay-Per-View video at http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com.

Last-Deck ® 360 Sprint Cars Featuring the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Race Report: Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on Sept. 2, 2016 -

Heat Race 1 (8 Laps): 1. 6-Carson McCarl (1); 2. 1M-Danny Lasoski (3); 3. 52-Blake Hahn (5); 4. 5J-Jamie Ball (8); 5. 35-Skylar Prochaska (7); 6. 2H-Bill Boles (6); 7. 1A-John Anderson (2); 8. 4-Adam Speckman (4).

Heat Race 2 (8 Laps): 1. 3-Tim Kaeding (2); 2. 18-Ian Madsen (6); 3. 7-Kaley Gharst (1); 4. 17-Josh Baughman (8); 5. 14K-Kyle Bellm (4); 6. 75C-Casey Heser (7); 7. 612-Issac Schruers (3); 8. 4H-Cody Hansen (5).

Heat Race 3 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr (2); 2. 2C-Wayne Johnson (3); 3. 4J-Lee Grosz (6); 4. 21-Brian Brown (7); 5. 2L-Logan Forler (5); 6. 33-James Broty (8); 7. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (4); 8. 14-Ben Holmberg (1).

Heat Race 4 (8 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman (2); 2. 117-Kerry Madsen (6); 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel (5); 4. 95-Matt Covington (1); 5. 17B-Ryan Bickett (3); 6. 23W-Scott Winters (8); 7. 11X-Gregg Bakker (7); 8. 32-Dalton Johnson (4).

Heat Race 5 (8 Laps): 1. 7W-Tasker Phillips (2); 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera (7); 3. 44-Chris Martin (3); 4. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (4); 5. 2-Derrik Lusk (5); 6. 17W-Harli White (1); 7. 5M-Troy Manteufel (6).

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 35-Skylar Prochaska (2); 2. 2L-Logan Forler (4); 3. 44-Chris Martin (1); 4. 17B-Ryan Bickett (6); 5. 23W-Scott Winters (7); 6. 33-James Broty (3); 7. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (9); 8. 14-Ben Holmberg (12); 9. 4-Adam Speckman (11); 10. 1A-John Anderson (10); 11. 17W-Harli White (8); 12. 14K-Kyle Bellm (5).

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington (3); 2. 7-Kaley Gharst (1); 3. 11X-Gregg Bakker (7); 4. 2-Derrik Lusk (4); 5. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (2); 6. 5M-Troy Manteufel (8); 7. 2H-Bill Boles (6); 8. 75C-Casey Heser (5); 9. 4H-Cody Hansen (10); 10. 612-Issac Schruers (9); 11. 32-Dalton Johnson (11).

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 18-Ian Madsen (1); 2. 117-Kerry Madsen (8); 3. 1M-Danny Lasoski (12); 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr (5); 5. 45X-Johnny Herrera (3); 6. 4J-Lee Grosz (6); 7. 95-Matt Covington (18); 8. 52-Blake Hahn (14); 9. 2C-Wayne Johnson (13); 10. 3-Tim Kaeding (2); 11. 21-Brian Brown (16); 12. 7W-Tasker Phillips (7); 13. 11X-Gregg Bakker (22); 14. 2L-Logan Forler (19); 15. 35-Skylar Prochaska (17); 16. 44-Chris Martin (21); 17. 5J-Jamie Ball (10); 18. 17-Josh Baughman (11); 19. 87-Aaron Reutzel (15); 20. 23-Seth Bergman (4); 21. 7-Kaley Gharst (20); 22. 6-Carson McCarl (9).

Heartland Racing Association Non-Wing Sprints Race Report: Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on Sept. 2, 2016 -

Heat Race 1 (6 Laps): 1. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (2); 2. 7X-Clinton Bruns (4); 3. 1-Arlo Provost (5); 4. 38-Miles Grein (3); 5. 5-Eric Winckel (7); 6. F16-Tom Sires (8); 7. 7-Rick Jansma (1); 8. 14-Rob Sharits (9); 9. 91-Kourtney Pederson (6); 10. 73-Kellen Buchholz (10).

Heat Race 2 (6 Laps): 1. 1R-Ned Powers (2); 2. 0-Alex Schriever (7); 3. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (6); 4. 0X-Brandon Stevenson (8); 5. 97-Bret Mellenberndt (9); 6. 13-Dave Murphy (1); 7. 48-Neal Matuska (5); 8. 18-Nate Laugen (4); 9. 51-Doug Martens (3).

A Feature (18 Laps): 1. 97-Bret Mellenberndt (4); 2. 1R-Ned Powers (6); 3. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (5); 4. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (10); 5. 38-Miles Grein (1); 6. 0-Alex Schriever (8); 7. F16-Tom Sires (11); 8. 0X-Brandon Stevenson (2); 9. 48-Neal Matuska (14); 10. 5-Eric Winckel (3); 11. 7X-Clinton Bruns (7); 12. 18-Nate Laugen (16); 13. 13-Dave Murphy (12); 14. 1-Arlo Provost (9); 15. 7-Rick Jansma (13); 16. 73-Kellen Buchholz (19); 17. 51-Doug Martens (18); 18. 14-Rob Sharits (15); 19. 91-Kourtney Pederson (17).

UP NEXT -

SATURDAY: Spirit Lake Silver & Gold NSL 410 Sprint Cars with the National Sprint League and the Heartland Racing Association Non-Wing Sprint Cars

SUNDAY: Spirit Lake Silver & Gold NSL 410 Sprint Cars with the National Sprint League and the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

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

 

 

Mike Muldoon, Pat Lavery to Lead 60th Budweiser International Classic Field to Green on Sunday

OSWEGO, NY (August 31, 2016) – The Muldoon family has done plenty at Oswego Speedway through the years, but they had never sat on the pole of the International Classic until Friday night, when third generation shoe Mike Muldoon guided his Royal Purple No. 15 machine to a lap of 16.082 seconds to best a field of 37 Novelis Supermodifieds.

Muldoon’s father Mike qualified second for the Classic twice, in 1995 and 1997.

Muldoon topped fellow front row starter Pat Lavery in the Graham Racing No. 12, who cut a circuit of 16.189 seconds, to earn the right to be the first driver to see green in the Budweiser International Classic 200 on Sunday, worth $1,000 from CNY Chevy Dealers.

Lavery’s second quick lap scored the three-time feature winner $500.

Following Muldoon and Lavery on Sunday will be last year’s pole sitter Michael Barnes, defending ISMA Supermodified champion Dave Shullick Jr., and former Classic champion Davey Hamilton.

Keith Shampine, Tim Jedrzejek, Otto Sitterly, Jeff Abold, and Joe Gosek filled the top ten qualifying positions.

A total of 20 cars locked into the 200 on Friday as a part of CNY Chevy Dealers Qualifying Night including Dave Danzer, Aric Iosue, Brandon Bellinger, Davey Hamilton Jr., Ron Silk, Joey Moriarty, Bob Bond, Dave Gruel, and Kody Graham with Tim Devendorf hanging on to the 20th position with a lap of 16.573 seconds to earn $500 from Total Seal as the last qualifier.

On the outside looking in were stout pilots Dan Connors Jr., Bobby Santos, Chris Perley, and Dave McKnight who are currently set as provisional front row starters for Sunday’s Total Seal Semi Finals ahead of second round time trials early Sunday morning.

A total of 37 Supermodifieds were in the pit area with 34 taking time.

Both Brian Sobus and Mike Lichty were involved in separate incidents which
resulted in contact with the wall, while Ray Graham suffered mechanical woes on his No. 90.

When all was said and done 28 machines dipped into the 16-second bracket on Friday night.

The Novelis Supermodifieds will be back in action on Classic Sunday when they take to the ‘Steel Palace’ for hot laps at 9 a.m.

For more information on Oswego Speedway and Budweiser International Classic Weekend visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway. Those interested in Speedway video programming online can subscribe to the Speedway’s YouTube Channel, ‘OswegoSpeedwayOnline’.

To purchase tickets for this year’s Budweiser International Classic Weekend running from September 2-4 call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

Oswego Speedway
Oswego, NY
Friday, September 2, 2016

CNY Chevy Dealers Qualifying Night

CNY Chevy Dealers Pole Day Classic Qualifying for Novelis Supermodfiieds (Top 20 Locked In): 1. 15 - Michael Muldoon; 16.082, 2. 12 - Pat Lavery; 16.189, 3. 68 - Michael Barnes; 16.191, 4. 2 - Dave Shullick Jr; 16.258, 5. 6 - Davey Hamilton; 16.288, 6. 55 - Keith Shampine; 16.299, 7. 72 - Tim Jedrzejek; 16.326, 8. 7 - Otto Sitterly; 16.339, 9. 05 - Jeff Abold; 16.348, 10. 00 - Joe Gosek; 16.434, 11. 52 - Dave Danzer; 16.437, 12. 11 - Aric Iosue; 16.445, 13. 02 - Brandon Bellinger; 16.48, 14. 14 - Davey Hamilton Jr; 16.489, 15. 92 - Ron Silk; 16.512, 16. 51 - Joe Moriarty; 16.535, 17. 47 - Bob Bond; 16.562, 18. 50 - Dave Gruel; 16.566, 19. 91 - Kody Graham; 16.573, 20. 5 - Tim Devendorf; 16.573, 21. 01 - Dan Connors; 16.602, 22. 21 - Bobby Santos; 16.643, 23. 44 - Chris Perley; 16.677, 24. 70 - Dave McKnight; 16.775, 25. 24 - Jerry Curran; 16.781, 26. 88 - Ryan Litt; 16.810, 27. 0 - Tim Snyder; 16.830, 28. 99 - Joey Payne; 16.851, 29. 1 - Shawn Muldoon; 17.015, 30. 35 - Bobby Magner; 17.067, 31. 89 - Todd Stowell; 17.104, 32. 96 - Lou LeVea Sr; 17.499, 33. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr; 17.709, 34. 56 - Hal LaTulip; 17.837

N/T: 79 – Brian Sobus, 84 – Mike Lichty, 90 – Ray Graham

 

 

Sanders Spins and Wins at Marysville

Marysville, CA (August 27, 2016)…Justin Sanders won a thrilling 25-lap sprint car main event Saturday night at Marysville Raceway but even he admitted that luck was on his side. “I got lucky,” said Sanders referring to his mid-race spin during the feature event. Sanders was in second and trying to catch leader Colby Wiesz when he began to spin around in turns one and two. As he spun, Sanders lost valuable track positions. However, just past him, William Fielding’s #3F came to a stop and brought out a yellow. Because Sanders kept going, he was able to retain his second place status. A few laps later Sander’s was able to pass Wiesz and go on to win the main event. “It’s been a tough early part to the season but since Knoxville we’ve really hit our stride and building momentum,” said Sanders.

Wiesz gave a valiant effort and finished in the second spot. Wiesz has been back on top if his game when racing at Marysville in 2016. Cody Lamar surged back to the top in the championship point battle. Lamar came into the night six-points back of Jeremy Burt and left unofficially with a five-point lead. Burt was running in the top five when he slowed under a yellow and headed to the pits. It was reported that the #2B had run low on fuel. The main event was a marathon and after the race many teams reported they were low on fuel too. Burt came back onto the track in 12th but was able to pass a few cars and come home in 9th. Brad Bumgarner ran solid all night and finished a respectable fourth. Mike Monahan held off a charging Heath Hall to capture fifth. Hall originally lined up in the 17th starting spot and should be commended for his charge towards the front.

Congratulations to Matt Beardslee who won the Pro 4 Sprint Car championship at Marysville. Post-race Beardslee spun his car around and jumped out of the car to salute the fans. It was good to see that kind of emotion after he had secured the championship. The winner of the race was Jaylon Deas driving the Castleberry #95. Deas made a last lap charge to the front that was breathtaking. After the races in victory lane, Deas had a huge crowd of people around him to share in his first win. It was a great way to finalize the year end point race for the Pro 4 Sprints.

First-time economy sprint car driver Darren Johnson thrilled the crowd with a great race between himself and Kevin Dozier. Both drivers should be applauded for their driving skills. It was a close finish but Johnson won the feature event. Point leader Wyatt Brown finished in the third spot. The economy sprints return Friday night, September 23rd, for their final point race of the season.

Fresh off his championship in Chico the previous night, Todd Cooper continued his great weekend by winning the 20-lap IMCA Sport Mod main event. Cooper charged from outside row four to get the popular win. Late in the race, Todd had to fend off Brian Cooper. Both Coopers enjoyed a great weekend between the two tracks. Between the two Coopers, it was their 11th first and second finish of 2016 and combined 18th main event win. Brian survived an early wreck on lap one and charged back through the field to finish second. Raymond Benkowski held his own and finished third. Two veteran drivers rounded out the top five. Willie Horn Jr. placed fourth. Jerry Bartlett came home in the fifth spot.

Cody Fenley won the spec sprint main event and should earn a lot of new fans by being so humble in victory lane. Fenley expressed that this season didn’t go as planned but he and his family and crew never gave up. They showed true desire to continue racing and to finally have it pay off with the win was very rewarding. Scott Hall was on the hammer all night and came from his seventh starting spot to finish second. Point leader Josh Vieira held down the third spot at the checkered flag. Tim Sherman Jr. crossed the line in fourth. Johnny Burns had another solid night and finished fifth. Earlier in the afternoon, Sherman Jr. attached green balloons on the front stretch wall in honor of Bryan Clauson. It was a nice tribute.

 

 

“Mayhew tops Angell Park Badger field” ”Track season finale next Sunday Sept. 4”

By Bryan Gapinski Sun Prairie, Wis., August 28---Kurt Mayhew scored a popular victory winning the 20-lap Mid-State Equipment/Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie Badger Midget Racing Series feature, Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. Last week’s winner Jeff Zelinski jumped into the lead at the start. Zelinski was leading on Lap 5, when the events only caution appeared for a stalled car. Mayhew challenged Zelinski for the lead on the restart taking the lead on the seventh lap. Mayhew held a three-car length lead at the midway point. Mayhew increased his advantage over Zelinski with five laps remaining. Zelinski’s teammate Aaron Schuck moved into second place, with three laps remaining. Schuck began to close on Mayhew and made a challenge on the final lap. Mayhew driving his No. 21k DRC/Honda finished a two car lengths ahead of Schuck. Zelinski, Andy Baugh and Brad Greenup rounded out the top five. “Nothing beats winning here at Angell Park, my engine builder Jim Stewart did a great job with the Honda powerplant” commented Mayhew. Next for Badger will be the return to Farley (Iowa) Speedway for the first time since 2004. The Friday Sept. 2, Badger will be part of the tracks 39th annual “Yankee Dirt Track Classic” . Badger returns to the AngellPark for track finale on Sunday Night Sept. 4. The “Kevin Doty Classic” will also feature the Speedway Motors POWRi North Outlaw Micro/ Badger 600 Micro Series presented by My Race Pass co-sanctioned event, and the Meyer Valves & Vacs Wisconsin Wingeless Sprint Series. SUMMARY 20-lap Feature: 1. Kurt Mayhew; 2. Aaron Schuck; 3. Jeff Zelinski; 4. Andy Baugh; 5. Brad Greenup; 6. Ken Hanson; 7. Derek Childs; 8. Brock Hunnell; 9. Johnny Murdock; 10. Buddy Luebke; 11. Jason Dull; 12. Mike Stroik; 13. Kyle Koch; 14. Laura Smith; 15. Scott Zane; 16. Mitchell Davis; 17. Denny Smith; 18. Neil Weigen; 19. Russell Hanson; 20. Don Bigelow; 21. Brandon Waelti. 8-lap Heat Race Winners: Mayhew, Schuck, Zelinski. Cars Present: 21 Feature Lap Leaders: Zelinski 1-7, Mayhew 8-20.

 

 

Heath Wins as Skagit Speedway Readies for The Outlaws

8/27/16

Alger, WA – In the final tune-up before The Greatest Show on Dirt, The World of Outlaws Craftsmen Sprint Cars show up on Friday night, Colton Heath mastered a slick Skagit Speedway to score the win on yet another round of the Dwayne Lane’s Family of Auto Centers Racing Series. Joining him in victory lane were Kelsey Carpenter, Nick Evans and Freddie Vela.

Running third on the program, the 360 Sprints hit the track facing extreme dry slick conditions. Evan Margeson jumped out to the early advantage and held strong for the first eight laps before Colton Heath used the inside groove to move past him in turn two on lap nine. The two time and defending track champion continued showing patience on the bottom of the track, leading the remaining laps to score the victory and extend his point lead. Margeson closed late to take second with Bud Ashe holding off Jason Solwold in an exciting battle for third. Solwold set fast time with Margeson and Robbie Price winning the heats.

The point battle is narrow in the Sportsman Sprint division, but neither of the top cars in the season standings ad anything for Kelsey Carpenter, who won his third main in a row and fourth overall after taking the lead from Derek Roberts on lap two. Roberts brought home a season best second place with Chris Ochs taking a season best third. Point leader James Bundy finished eighth but lost the point lead to Steve Parker, who through setting quick time, owns a narrow advantage heading into the finale. Adam Hinds, Chance Crum and Carpenter won the heats.

The final night of racing at Skagit Speedway for the Triple X Northwest Focus Midget Series saw Nick Evans win the final main event of the year and secure the season title. Evans ran down race leader Tristin Thomas and drove past him on the inside of turn two to take the lead on lap 21. Evans also owns the series point lead heading into the final two events at Grays Harbor Raceway. Thomas would settle for second with Eric Turner taking third. Heat winners were Jared Gundersen, Hannah Lindquist and Turner.

Freddie Vela took another win in the Outlaw Tuner class. Cliff Ballenger held the lead on lap seven but hit the wall and dropped out of the race on lap eight handing the lead to Freddie who held off point leader Brandon Berg to take the win. Jack Desrosier rounded out the podium with a career best third place finish.

360 Sprint Cars Fast Time – Jason Solwold 11.553 Heat 1 – Evan Margeson, Jason Solwold, Bud Ashe, Colton Heath, Travis Jacobson Heat 2 – Robbie Price, Luke Didiuk, Trevor Cook, Justin Youngquist, Steve James Main – Colton Heath, Margeson, Ashe, Solwold, Price, Jacobson, Youngquist, James, Didiuk, Cook Lap Leaders – Margeson 1-8 Heath 9-25

Sportsman Sprints Fast Time – Steve Parker 12.510 Heat 1 – Adam Hinds, Steve Kilcup, Steve Parker, Michael Millard, Kirk Fellers, Dustin Johnson Heat 2 – Chance Crum, Derek Roberts, Devin Barnes, Victoria Cantu, Clayton Sibley, Jaime Gardner Heat 3 – Kelsey Carpenter, James Bundy, Paul Burdick, Chris Ochs, Roger Oudman, Randy Ridge Main – Kelsey Carpenter, Roberts, Ochs, Crum, Kilcup, Barnes, Burdick, Bundy, Ridge, McGhie, Parker, Oudman, Fellers, Sibley, Johnson, Gardner, Cantu, Millard, Hinds Lap Leaders – Roberts 1-2 Carpenter 3-25

Triple X Northwest Focus Midget Series Heat 1 – Jared Gundersen, Nick Evans, Garrett Thomas, Chris Bullock, Chad Sinner, Alex Peck, Renee Angel Heat 2 – Hannah Lindquist, Shane Smith, Doug Davidson, Cody Ridge, Todd Hartmann, Brian Aune, Hailey Bower Heat 3 – Eric Turner, Tristin Thomas, Thomas Walker, Jonathan Jorgenson, Brian Hayes, Ray Stebbins Main – Nick Evans, T Thomas, Turner, Gundersen, Jorgenson, G Thomas, Smith, Walker, Lindquist, Sinner, Peck, Bullock, Davidson, Hayes, Bower, Angel, Hartmann, Ridge, Stebbins, Aune Lap Leaders – T Thomas 1-20 Evans 21-25

Outlaw Tuners Heat 1 – Freddie Vela, Vance Hibbard, Terra Arnett, Howard Vos Heat 2 – Cliff Ballenger, Clint Meins, TJ Campbell, Jack Desrosier, Matt Dunnigan Main – Freddie Vela, Brandon Berg, Desrosier, Meins, Vos, Dunnigan, Arnett, Hibbard, Kevin Reuter, Ballenger, Campbell Lap Leaders – Desrosier 1-4 Ballenger 5-7 Vela 8-17

 

 

Haudenschild wins All Star feature, Moore sets track record and wins big in Stocks at Millstream

Findlay Ohio August 28, 2016

Millstream Speedway was the setting for a tremendous night of racing on Sunday August 28th, as Tony Stewart's Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions invaded the Findlay Ohio half-mile, and the friends and family of Ron Jenkins presented the 2nd Annual Stock/Truck race honoring the former Millstream track champion. No. 93 Sheldon Haudenschild would best the field in the All Stars, with No. 11A Kyle Moore picking up the $1521 winner's share in the Jenkins Memorial feature

No. 1 Dale Blaney would set a New Track Record in time trials for the All Stars with a 13.746 second lap, while Kyle Moore would start his night off with a bang, setting a new track record for the Stocks/Trucks with a lap time of 20.074 seconds

Mother Nature threw a monkey wrench in the opening of the nights activities with a light shower, but with the help of push truck drivers and stock car and truck racers, the track was ironed out in record time and ready to go for racing.

In feature action, Haudenschild would jump out to the early lead and hold off Alvada, Ohio's Chad Kemenah in the Rob Hunter No. 10H, despite several cautions and a red flag for fuel with 5 laps remaining. Dale Blaney would finish 3rd, with No. 49 Tim Shaffer in 4th, and No. 5T Travis Philo completing the top 5. Full press release for the All Stars will be available at allstarsprint.com.

In the Stocks/Trucks, 57 cars/trucks filled the pit area, and through heat races and B Mains, were whittled down to 22 for the 21 lap A Main. #1M Jeff Matheny would lead the opening 2 laps before a body panel would come off his car and cause the first caution and send him to the tail. On the restart No. 34 Gregg DeTray would assume the lead, with Kyle Moore having already charged from his 10th tarting spot all the way up to 3rd. DeTray would hold the top spot until lap 8 when No. 17x Dustin Keegan, No. 99 Andy King, and No. 14 Ronnie Bloomfield would tangle in turns 3 and four, and Detray would spin trying to avoid the melee, amking contact and coming to a stop briefly enough to be charged as part of the caution and sent to the tail. With that, Moore would assume the lead and cruise to a near straightaway lead and win over No. 21D Bob Daugherty. No. 7B Shawn Valenti would finish 3rd, No. 8KB Kent Brewer 4th, and No. 7B Jeff Babcock would complete the top 5 after battling the last 3rd of the race with Brewer.

Millstream Speedway will be back in action on Sunday September 11th when the Rick's Truck and Equipment Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series takes to the half-mile dirt oval in the fire-breathing, mud-slinging Non Wing Sprint Cars. Also in action will be the Stocks/Trucks, and the Vintage American Race Cars will be on hand. Gates open at 3PM, with hot laps scheduled for 5:30PM. It's also DARF night at Millstream with all DARF members receiving $5 off general admission price with a calid DARF Membership Card. You can become a DARF member by visiting www.darfnews.com. Full details on this and all events at Millstream Speedway can be found by visiting www.millstreamspeedway.net.

MIllstream Speedway 08-28-2016

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions(31 Cars) Qualifying 1.1-Dale Blaney, 13.746(NTR); 2.10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.016; 3.57X-Andrew Palker, 14.020; 4.21-Cap Henry, 14.070; 5.40-Caleb Helms, 14.170; 6.17-Jared Horstman, 14.198; 7.70-Danny Holtgraver, 14.207; 8.8M-TJ Michael, 14.227; 9.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.239; 10.35-Stuart Brubaker, 14.248; 11.81-Lee Jacobs, 14.277; 12.09x-Carson Macedo, 14.278; 13.49-Tim Shaffer, 14.292; 14.5M-Max Stambaugh, 14.307; 15.23-DJ Foos, 14.366; 16.11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.380; 17.38-Dean Jacobs, 14.396; 18.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 14.430; 19.11N-Randy Hannagan, 14.461; 20.22B-Ryan Broughton, 14.464; 21.95-Hunter Mackison, 14.486; 22.7-Joe Swanson, 14.543; 23.1080-Jordan Mackison, 14.561; 24.51-Roger Campbell, 14.593; 25.5T-Travis Philo, 14.644; 26.59N-Bryan Nuckles, 14.688; 27.60-Kory Crabtree, 14.828; 28.5J-Jarrod DeLong, 14.841; 29.4-Danny Smith, 14.938; 30.49H-Bradley Howard, 99.060; 31.6M-Jac Haudenschild, 99.990;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps) 1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 3. 49-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[9] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[4] ; 6. 11N-Randy Hannagan[6] ; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison[7] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[10] ; 9. 70-Danny Holtgraver[3] ; 10. 1080-Jordan Mackison[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps) 1. 40-Caleb Helms[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 3. 17-Jared Horstman[1] ; 4. 21-Cap Henry[3] ; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[7] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 7. 5M-Max Stambaugh[6] ; 8. 22B-Ryan Broughton[8] ; 9. 5J-Jarrod DeLong[10] ; 10. 60-Kory Crabtree[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps) 1. 09x-Carson Macedo[2] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[1] ; 4. 38-Dean Jacobs[6] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[5] ; 7. 4-Danny Smith[10] ; 8. 51-Roger Campbell[8] ; 9. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[9] ; 10. 7-Joe Swanson[7]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps) 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 17-Jared Horstman[3] ; 3. 40-Caleb Helms[4] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[7] ; 5. 1-Dale Blaney[6] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[8] ; 7. 21-Cap Henry[5] ; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[1]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps) 1. 5M-Max Stambaugh[2] ; 2. 22B-Ryan Broughton[3] ; 3. 95-Hunter Mackison[4] ; 4. 4-Danny Smith[11] ; 5. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[8] ; 6. 60-Kory Crabtree[9] ; 7. 5J-Jarrod DeLong[10] ; 8. 7-Joe Swanson[5] ; 9. 51-Roger Campbell[7] ; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard[12] ; 11. 70-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 12. 1080-Jordan Mackison[6]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[5] ; 4. 49-Tim Shaffer[11] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[13] ; 6. 23-DJ Foos[12] ; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser[18] ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 9. 17-Jared Horstman[2] ; 10. 38-Dean Jacobs[14] ; 11. 09x-Carson Macedo[10] ; 12. 35-Stuart Brubaker[9] ; 13. 11N-Randy Hannagan[15] ; 14. 5M-Max Stambaugh[17] ; 15. 95-Hunter Mackison[19] ; 16. 57X-Andrew Palker[8] ; 17. 81-Lee Jacobs[16] ; 18. 70-Danny Holtgraver[23] ; 19. 60-Kory Crabtree[24] ; 20. 4-Danny Smith[22] ; 21. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[21] ; 22. 21-Cap Henry[7] ; 23. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 24. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[25] ; 25. 22B-Ryan Broughton[20]

2nd Annual Ron Jenkins Memorial Stocks (57 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - 1. 11A-Kyle Moore, 20.074(NTR); 2. 21D-Bob Daugherty, 20.088; 3. 7B -Jeff Babcock, 20.377; 4. 7-Jordan Conover, 20.384; 5. J3-Tim Murphy, 20.391; 6. 22T-Tony Anderson, 20.467; 7. 19-Bill Reimund, 20.622; 8. 7V-Shawn Valenti, 20.681; 9. 26-Justin Long, 20.725; 10. 17-Red Harvey Jr., 20.803; 11. 34S-Gregg Detray, 20.841; 12. 8KB-Kent Brewer, 20.883; 13. OOP-D Pitts, 20.888; 14. 67-Eddie Shaner, 20.929; 15. 36M-Corey McCaughey, 20.963; 16. 82-Chris Douglas, 21.055; 17. 71C-Barney Craig, 21.107; 18. 17C-Jeremy Creech, 21.125; 19. 8-Ryan Gorey, 21.227; 20. 27-Frank Paladino, 21.286; 21. 2-Matt Foos, 21.310; 22. 23-Casey Barr, 21.360; 23. 17X-Dustin Keegan, 21.404; 24. 89-Keith Shockency, 21.411; 25. 99-Andrew King, 21.428; 26. 4S-Keith Sorg, 21.541; 27. 14-Ronnie Bloomfield, 21.571; 28. 99J-Donnie Jeschke, 21.593; 29. 4G-Justim Gamber, 21.602; 30. E5S-Chris Sands, 21.622; 31. 54-Dan Wooten, 21.688; 32. 15G-Jacob Gamber, 21.688; 33. 87-Jeff Hinkley Jr., 21.784; 34. 316-Teri Lynn Murphy, 21.888; 35. 20J-Jim Plotts, 21.903; 36. 16-Jim Holcomb, 21.936; 37. 5T-Dwayne Treon, 22.001; 38. 37-Kaleb Hinkley, 22.140; 39. 55H-Dylan Hough, 22.311; 40. 1C-Brandon Clerk, 22.463; 41. 44-Bill Griffith, 22.636; 42. 60P-Dan Plath, 22.692; 43. 213-Joel Perkins, 22.728; 44. 15M-Garrett McClain, 22.825; 45. 69W-Jeff Warnick, 22.858; 46. 33F-Duane Fletcher, 22.966; 47. 8S-Scott Hammer, 23.042; 48. 1-Corey Wooten, 23.060; 49. 99X-Jamie Faller, 24.036; 50. M1-Jeff Matheny, 24.150; 51. 51-Erik Wolleson, 24.523; 52. 714-Jeremy VanWormer, 24.685; 53. 85-Cole Karnick, 28.375; 54. 10S-Chris Sawinski, 29.609; 55. 69R-Rob Trent, 38.557; 56. 32-Scott Boyd Jr., 40.971; 57. 1W-Mark Wooten, 99.999

Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 11A-Kyle Moore[6] ; 2. 34S-Gregg Detray[4] ; 3. 82-Chris Douglas[3] ; 4. 22T-Tony Anderson[5] ; 5. 2-Matt Foos[2] ; 6. 4S-Keith Sorg[1] ; 7. 54-Dan Wooten[7] ; 8. 16-Jim Holcomb[8] ; 9. 33F-Duane Fletcher[10] ; 10. 44-Bill Griffith[9] ; 11. 51-Erik Wolleson[11]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 21D-Bob Daugherty[6] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[4] ; 3. 14-Ronnie Bloomfield[1] ; 4. 19-Bill Reimund[5] ; 5. 71C-Barney Craig[3] ; 6. 23-Casey Barr[2] ; 7. 5T-Dwayne Treon[8] ; 8. 15G-Jacob Gamber[7] ; 9. 8S-Scott Hammer[10] ; 10. 60P-Dan Plath[9] ; 11. 714-Jeremy VanWormer[11] ; 12. 1W-Mark Wooten[12]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 7V-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 2. 7B -Jeff Babcock[6] ; 3. 17X-Dustin Keegan[2] ; 4. OOP-D Pitts[4] ; 5. 17C-Jeremy Creech[3] ; 6. 99J-Donnie Jeschke[1] ; 7. 87-Jeff Hinkley Jr.[7] ; 8. 213-Joel Perkins[9] ; 9. 85-Cole Karnick[11] ; 10. 37-Kaleb Hinkley[8] ; 11. 1-Corey Wooten[10]

Heat 4 - (10 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 7-Jordan Conover[6] ; 2. 67-Eddie Shaner[4] ; 3. 26-Justin Long[5] ; 4. 89-Keith Shockency[2] ; 5. 4G-Justim Gamber[1] ; 6. 55H-Dylan Hough[8] ; 7. 316-Teri Lynn Murphy[7] ; 8. 99X-Jamie Faller[10] ; 9. 8-Ryan Gorey[3] ; 10. 15M-Garrett McClain[9]

Heat 5 - (10 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. M1-Jeff Matheny[10] ; 2. 17-Red Harvey Jr.[5] ; 3. J3-Tim Murphy[6] ; 4. 36M-Corey McCaughey[4] ; 5. 99-Andrew King[2] ; 6. E5S-Chris Sands[1] ; 7. 20J-Jim Plotts[7] ; 8. 1C-Brandon Clerk[8] ; 9. 69W-Jeff Warnick[9]

B-Main #1 - (10 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 36M-Corey McCaughey[3] ; 2. 71C-Barney Craig[4] ; 3. OOP-D Pitts[2] ; 4. 4S-Keith Sorg[6] ; 5. 1C-Brandon Clerk[13] ; 6. 8S-Scott Hammer[14] ; 7. 44-Bill Griffith[16] ; 8. 4G-Justim Gamber[5] ; 9. 316-Teri Lynn Murphy[10] ; 10. 5T-Dwayne Treon[9] ; 11. 1-Corey Wooten[19] ; 12. 22T-Tony Anderson[1] ; 13. E5S-Chris Sands[8] ; 14. 37-Kaleb Hinkley[17]

B-Main #2 - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 19-Bill Reimund[1] ; 2. 2-Matt Foos[3] ; 3. 99-Andrew King[5] ; 4. 20J-Jim Plotts[10] ; 5. 87-Jeff Hinkley Jr.[9] ; 6. 55H-Dylan Hough[7] ; 7. 69W-Jeff Warnick[15] ; 8. 33F-Duane Fletcher[13] ; 9. 60P-Dan Plath[16] ; 10. 15M-Garrett McClain[17] ; 11. 23-Casey Barr[6] ; 12. 1W-Mark Wooten[19] ; 13. 15G-Jacob Gamber[11] ; 14. 54-Dan Wooten[8] ; 15. 99X-Jamie Faller[12] ; 16. 85-Cole Karnick[14] ; 17. 10S-Chris Sawinski[20]

A-Main - Computer Man Inc. (21 Laps) 1. 11A-Kyle Moore[10]; 2. 21D-Bob Daugherty[8]; 3. 7V-Shawn Valenti[1]; 4. 8KB-Kent Brewer[6]; 5. 7B -Jeff Babcock[9]; 6. 7-Jordan Conover[7]; 7. 17-Red Harvey Jr.[3]; 8. 26-Justin Long[14]; 9. J3-Tim Murphy[15]; 10. 36M-Corey McCaughey[16]; 11. 2-Matt Foos[19]; 12. OOP-D Pitts[20]; 13. 67-Eddie Shaner[5]; 14. 23-Casey Barr[22]; 15. 82-Chris Douglas[11]; 16. 19-Bill Reimund[17]; 17. 17X-Dustin Keegan[13]; 18. 71C-Barney Craig[18]; 19. 14-Ronnie Bloomfield[12]; 20. 99-Andrew King[21]; 21. 34S-Gregg Detray[4]; 22. M1-Jeff Matheny[2] Hard Charger: 11A-Kyle Moore[+9]

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

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: WESTBROOK, DEMAN, BAILEY, BAZUIN, LONGBOAT SCORE WINS ON DURNIN MOTORS MOTORCYCLE NIGHT

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (August 26, 2016) – A total 126 drivers signed in to the pits at Ohsweken Speedway for Motorcycle Night presented by Durnin Motors on Friday, August 26. The night featured the 42 lap Art Hill Memorial feature for the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Dylan Westbrook, Mack DeMan, Dave Bailey, Jake Bazuin and Paul Longboat all visited Mobil 1 victory on a busy night.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2016 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA MOTORCYCLE NIGHT & ART HILL MEMORIAL PRESENTED BY DURNIN MOTORS TOTAL ENTRIES - 126

———————————————————– KOOL KIDZ-CORR/PAK 360 SPRINT CARS (20 entries) Cory Turner brought a 20 car field to the green flag for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car main event. The Caistor Centre, Ont. driver led the opening laps while fourth starting Dylan Westbrook raced past Dain Naida for second on lap five.

The only caution of the race slowed the field on lap nine and erased a half-second leader for Turner. Westbrook restarted and took advantage of the new-found track position. Westbrook was glued to Turner’s tail tank on the restart and on lap 11 executed a perfect slide job in turn four to take the lead from Turner.

Westbrook navigated lapped track without incident over the final nine laps to secure the victory. Cory Turner recorded a second-place finish ahead of Dain Naida, Jake Brown and Jim Huppunen.

A-FEATURE (20 laps - NT) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (5) 2. 97 Cory Turner (1) 3. 17x Dain Naida (2) 4. 1-10 Jake Brown (3) 5. 14h Jim Huppunen (9) 6. 11 Jamie Turner (7) 7. 81 Derek Jonathan (6) 8. 0 Glenn Styres (12) 9. 38 Tyler Hendricks (8) 10. 10 Mitch Brown (10) 11. 33k Kyle Patrick (16) 12. 6 Curtis Gartly (17) 13. 77x Alex Hill (15) 14. 9 Steve Lyons (11) 15. 27z Stan Zanchin (4) 16. 2 Lee Winger (13) 17. 31 John Burbridge Jr. (18) 18. 91 Ryan Turner (14) DNS. 52 Jesse Costa (19) DNS. 5d Dave Dykstra (20)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - 1:53.769) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre ON (1), 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Scotland ON (4), 3. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle ON (2), 4. 0 Glenn Styres, Ohsweken ON (3), 5. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre ON (5), 6. 33k Kyle Patrick, Tilbury ON (6), 7. DNF 52 Jesse Costa, St. Thomas ON (7)

INSTA-INSULATION HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - NT) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 81 Derek Jonathan, Lewiston NY (2), 2. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford ON (3), 3. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre ON (5), 4. 27z Stan Zanchin, Fort Erie ON (7), 5. 77x Alex Hill, Six Nations ON (1), 6. DNF 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford ON (), 7. DNF 5d Dave Dykstra, Port Colborne ON (4)

STRICKLAND'S GMC HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - 2:01.299) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 17x Dain Naida, Tecumseh MI (2), 2. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Chatham ON (1), 3. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford ON (3), 4. 14h Jim Huppunen, Welland ON (6), 5. 2 Lee Winger, Mount Hope ON (5), 6. 31 John Burbridge Jr., St. Williams ON (4)

ACKLAND INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($150): Derek Jonathan

———————————————————– STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (17 entries) The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars returned for their final make-up feature of the season with two 15-lap features. The first feature lined up based on the August 5 completed heat races with Mike Thorne leading the opening laps from the pole position.

Third-starting Mack DeMan of Mississauga, Ont. quickly pressured Thorne and took the lead on lap four. He encountered lapped traffic on lap nine while running ahead of Thorne and Shone Evans. The slower cars weren’t an issue for DeMan who cruised to the victory ahead of Evans while Holly Porter drove to third.

The second feature was the final one overall on the night and DeMan earned the pole via the redraw. DeMan led a three-car breakaway in the early laps with Aaron Turkey and Brad Herron in tow. The lead was erased on lap four when Corey Gruhl, making Crate Sprint Car debut, spun in turn four to bring out the yellow.

Turkey used the restart to challenge DeMan in the top lane and the two raced nose-to-tail at the halfway point. On lap 10, the leaders were in traffic and Turkey struggled to get around a pair of cars, breaking his momentum and allowing DeMan to retain the lead. Turkey made one final bid for the lead on the last lap, but spun in the final corner while DeMan drove to the checkered flag. Jesse McDonald and Thorne avoided the spinning Turkey to finish second and third, respectively.

AUGUST 5 PPD A-FEATURE (15 laps - 3:58.577) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 4 Mack DeMan (3) 2. 87x Shone Evans (2) 3. 1 Holly Porter (6) 4. 88 Jesse McDonald (8) 5. 55 Mike Thorne (1) 6. 68 Aaron Turkey (4) 7. 12 Brad Herron (12) 8. 18 Josh Shantz (7) 9. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (10) 10. 49h Jerry Hill (9) 11. 18x Davey Boughton (18) 12. 6m Eric McGlone (16) 13. 8 Hannah Ferrell (8) 14. 5 Alex Schuts (12) 15. 99 Jordan Hill (15) 16. 35 Corey Gruhl (17) 17. 9 Paul Ballantyne (13) DNS. 51 Brent Wheller (14)

AUGUST 26 A-FEATURE (15 laps - NT) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 4 Mack DeMan (1) 2. 88 Jesse McDonald (5) 3. 55 Mike Thorne (3) 4. 68 Aaron Turkey (2) 5. 12 Brad Herron (4) 6. 1 Holly Porter (6) 7. 87x Shone Evans (7) 8. 99 Jordan Hill (11) 9. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (12) 10. 18 Josh Shantz (8) 11. 49h Jerry Hill (13) 12. 5 Alex Schuts (15) 13. 6m Eric McGlone (10) 14. 8 Hannah Ferrell (14) 15. 18x Davey Boughton (9) 16. 9 Paul Ballantyne (17) 17. DNF 35c Corey Gruhl (16)

ACKLAND INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($100): Mack DeMan

 

 

Hayslett Gets First Waynesfield Win

August 27, 2016 WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (8/27/16) – The 2016 season at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio came to an end Saturday night with all drivers running for double points, a last chance to better positions in the standings. Over 200 pack backs donated by drivers, crews, fans, employees, and sponsors were given away to school aged kids. In addition, 6 brand new bicycles also found new homes ending the 2016 season with smiles all around. The night of family fun was presented by Indian Lake Outfitters. The Satellite Connections Non Wings took the track for 25 laps of action. Travis Hery and Dustin Ingle led the field to the opening green flag. The drag race into turn one put Ingle into the lead. Kyle Simon made a run on Ingle stealing the lead with four laps in the books. The lead was short lived as a four-way battle developed for the lead. Simon, Ingle, Hery, and Matt Westfall all made runs for the lead. The battled continued for a short period of time until the red flag flew for a crash involving Kevin Myers, Paul Dues, Luke Hall, and Mike Miller. The racetrack was blocked in turn four promoting the red flag. Back under green, Hery and Lee Underwood began to battle for fourth. Luke Hall, who started on the inside of row six, made his way into the top five with just seven laps to go. Hall was a man on a mission jumping into the third one lap later. Matt Westfall led the field with five laps to go. His car began to slow allowing Kyle Simon to take the lead. As the white flag went in the air, Luke Hall put a slider on Simon to take the lead and the victory. Kyle Simon came home second with Travis Hery coming home third. Matt Westfall and Paul Dues took the heat race wins.

The Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints took the track for 20 laps of racing. The field was led to the opening green flag by the 81H of Anthony Haas and the 1H of Korbyn Hayslett. Hayslett took the lead and led the opening lap. The top five began to spread out around the track early as Hayslett began to build up a lead. Lap traffic started to catchup with Hayslett forcing the 13-year-old driver to the cushion. Entering turn one, Hayslett went up and over the cushion causing his lead to diminish. The only stop of the race came in the form of a red flag for the 48D of Dylan Troyer. Troyer’s machine caught fire coming out of turn three. Troyer climbed out from behind the wheel as fire crews tended to the small fire under the car. Back under green, Brad Strunk of Mason made his way into second at the halfway mark. More lap traffic slowed Hayslett up just a bit but allowed him to come to victory lane with his first every Waynesfield win. Brad Strunk came home second with Anthony Haas finishing third. Kobe Allison, Ty Tilton, and Brad Strunk picked up the heat race victories.

The Quest Federal Credit Union UMP Modified 20 lap feature was led to green by current point leader Josh Scott and Lima native Jeff Koz. Scott powered by Koz entering turn one to lead the opening lap. One lap was completed before the first caution of the race flew for the 35 of Tim Cornett. Cornett found himself facing the wrong direction on the track prompting the caution. Back under green, Scott continued to dominate. Scott worked on extending his lead over the rest of the field. Darryl Banks made his way into the third spot as the field closed in on the halfway signal. Back up front, Josh Scott found himself battling with lap traffic as laps began to tick down. Lap traffic was no issue for Scott giving him the win. Jeff Koz finished second. Brent Hole finished third. Scott was fired up in victory lane as he climbed out from behind the wheel on his season performance. Jerry Bowersock, Matt Twining, Darryl Banks, and Brandon Vaughan took home the heat race honors. Bill Griffith and Scott Bowersock claimed the B-main wins.

The Block Insurance Tough Trucks were ready for their final race of the year with 20 trucks signing in to compete. Terry Klopfenstein, doing the double duty in the trucks and compacts, led the field to the opening green flag with Bill Keeler to his outside. Keeler won the drag race into turn one and claimed the opening lap. Waynesfield local Neal Carter trailed Keeler in the opening lap until his truck began to slow up on lap two. This allowed the 9X of Mike Grigsby to move into the second spot. With 12 laps in, Chris Hicks moved into second shuffling Grigsby back to third. Hicks would hold second for 5 laps until his truck dropped off the pace and ducked into the pit area. Mike Hicks took advantage of his brother’s misfortune to take the second spot. Hicks did not have the power to take the lead away from Keeler giving him the A-main victory. Mike Hicks finished in second with Mike Grigsby finishing in third. Mike Hicks, Ben Hower, and Mike Grigsby picked up the heat race wins.

The Indian Lake Outfitter Compact 15 lap event took the track with Terry Klopfenstein starting his second race from the pole spot and Austin Scott leading the field to the start. Austin Scott took the lead and led the opening lap. Nick Glasgow, James Sorrell, Harvey Yoder, and Justin Durflinger all began battling for spots inside the top five. Scott continued to lead the field trying to extend his lead each and every lap. Lap traffic soon became prominent for Scott as the battle behind him began to heat up. Nick Glasgow made contact with Harvey Yoder exiting turn three which started a contact fest amongst the four battling for position. Glasgow and Yoder came away winners in the battle as they moved into second and third spots. As laps began to wind down, Scott was losing much of the lead he managed to build up earlier. As the white flag went into the air, Glasgow put a slider Scott for the lead. Yoder followed moving Scott back to third as the field came to the finish. Leading just the final lap, Nick Glasgow came away with the victory. Harvey Yoder finished in second. Austin Scott finished in third. Nick Glasgow and James Sorrell picked up the heat race wins.

In the Block Insurance Powder Puff Tough Truck race, Sam Johnson picked up the victory holding off Bridget Brunk, Lisa Carter, Abbey Werling, and Tracy Hower.

Waynesfield Raceway Park is in the process of securing a date for the 2016 banquet. Ticket information will be announced soon.

Stay up-to-date on the latest Waynesfield Raceway Park information during the off-season online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

RACE RESULTS

Non Wings - Satellite Connections

Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. 54-Matt Westfall[3] ; 2. 24L-Lee Underwood[2] ; 3. 23S-Kyle Simon[5] ; 4. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[4] ; 5. 71C-Barney Craig[6] ; 6. 9N-Luke Hall[1] ; 7. 69r-Mike Miller[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 87-Paul Dues[4] ; 2. 5A-Toby Alfrey[5] ; 3. 0-Steve Irwin [2] ; 4. 21-Travis Hery[6] ; 5. 17-Kevin Myers[1] ; 6. 63-Huston Hewitt[3]

A-Main 1 (25 Laps) 1. 9N-Luke Hall[11] ; 2. 23S-Kyle Simon[4] ; 3. 21-Travis Hery[1] ; 4. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[2] ; 5. 54-Matt Westfall[8] ; 6. 24L-Lee Underwood[6] ; 7. 0-Steve Irwin [3] ; 8. 69r-Mike Miller[13] ; 9. 71C-Barney Craig[9] ; 10. 17-Kevin Myers[10] ; 11. 63-Huston Hewitt[12] ; 12. 5A-Toby Alfrey[5] ; 13. 87-Paul Dues[7]

AMSA Mini Sprints - Performance Powder Coating

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 22A-Kobe Allison[4] ; 2. 11-Corey Bedwell[6] ; 3. 65-Chris Bounds[5] ; 4. 4X-Bradley Ashford[7] ; 5. 48D-Dylan Troyer[1] ; 6. 22K-Justin Kirk[3] ; 7. 44-Nick Daugherty [2]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 42-Ty Tilton[2] ; 2. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[6] ; 3. 22-Gunnar Lucius[5] ; 4. 66-Christopher Whipple[4] ; 5. 7M-Mike Hessel[3] ; 6. 28K-Ron Kimmel[1]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 23S-Brad Strunk[6] ; 2. 81H-Anthony Haas[4] ; 3. 21B-Ryan Barr[2] ; 4. 44L-Audisty Brunk[1] ; 5. 22B-Brad Racer[5] ; 6. 7X-Taylor Cox[3]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps) 1. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[2] ; 2. 23S-Brad Strunk[4] ; 3. 81H-Anthony Haas[1] ; 4. 22A-Kobe Allison[6] ; 5. 42-Ty Tilton[5] ; 6. 11-Corey Bedwell[3] ; 7. 21B-Ryan Barr[9] ; 8. 66-Christopher Whipple[11] ; 9. 22-Gunnar Lucius[8] ; 10. 4X-Bradley Ashford[10] ; 11. 65-Chris Bounds[7] ; 12. 22K-Justin Kirk[16] ; 13. 44L-Audisty Brunk[12] ; 14. 44-Nick Daugherty [19] ; 15. 48D-Dylan Troyer[13] ; 16. 7M-Mike Hessel[14]

 

 

Steve Poirier Beats Chuck Hebing for Lucas Oil ESS Win at Le RPM Speedway

By MIKE MALLETT

ST. MARCEL DE RICHELIEU, QUE – Steve Poirier did what he does in Quebec as he captured yet another Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint victory in front of the hometown fans at the Le RPM Speedway. For the St. Mathieu de Beloeil, Que., driver it was win No. 61 of his career. It was also his second consecutive at the tough quarter-mile facility.

The victory came after a race long battle with good friend Chuck Hebing. Hebing made a mistake and Poirier was able to take advantage in order to put himself at the front. From there he kept Hebing at bay as he went on to score the win in the Fondation 4 Saison Quebec Series where he became the champion as well as the Einstein Construction Group Tour of Canada.

“This is cool to win with the huge crowd like this, especially after yesterday,” stated Poirier. “It’s always good to win here. In the states there are (Chuck) Hebing fans and everybody’s fans. We don’t have a lot of people following us in the U.S.A. so we don’t have many cheering for us. Here tonight, for sure, being the local guy there were a lot of people cheering for us. That was cool.”

Hebing and Poirier shared the front row for the start of the 25-lap Mach 1 Chassis A-Main event in front of a record crowd. Hebing jumped to the cushion which propelled him to the top spot. From there Hebing worked both high and low with Poirier right behind him searching for the fast lane as well.

Once Hebing entered traffic he stayed on the outside and it proved to be the faster lane through the slower cars. Hebing’s challenge in traffic lasted only a circuit as a caution was necessary for Paulie Colagiovanni as he spun in the fourth corner on lap eight. The ensuring restart saw Hebing beat Poirier for the race to the top of one. Poirier tried to throw the slide job to take the lead off the second corner to no avail. Hebing pulled away.

The race reached the midway point with Hebing leading Poirier and a new challenger in Jeff Cook. Cook had started the race from the inside of the fourth row but found the top lane before the leaders. He closed rapidly in on the top two and stayed right with them once they moved to the high lane as well.

The turning point of the event came on lap 16 as Tommy Wickham came to a stop in the third turn with a left rear flat tire. Hebing wasn’t as fortunate on the restart this time as Poirier got a perfect run off the outside lane to take the lead heading into the first corner to lead lap 17.

“He got the jump on the first restart but on that one second there was a small clean lane on the outside,” said Poirier. “I thought I might have a chance there. For sure the guy that got to turn one first was going to have the edge because turn one you had to be on the outside. I carefully made sure not to spin the tires to get the grip. I wanted to be beside at the flag-stand so he could see me. I had just enough to get in there.”

From there Poirier set the pace with Hebing now being forced to find a faster lane around the race track. As he searched Poirier caught the tail of the pack one final time with laps remaining. This aided Hebing as he again pulled the back bumper.

Hebing made it close on the final lap as he made a strong push off the second corner. Hebing looked under him in turn three but he was unable to make it stick as Poirier crossed the line just in front of him. Afterwards, Hebing, of Ontario, N.Y., was upset with himself for taking the wrong line on the restart. By choosing the inside lane he put himself in a position where he couldn’t beat Poirier to the preferred lane.

“I couldn’t start early I had to wait because if I did I was going to jump into Steve’s (Poirier) door,” stated Hebing. “I was trying to be courteous to him and not run into him. In hindsight I should have taken the top or run into his door. I gave him a lot of room. We are good friends and I didn’t want to win the race crashing him. It was my error, I should have taken the top.”

Cook was pleased with his third place effort. The Antwerp, N.Y., pilot had hoped the top two wouldn’t find what he had found on the outside.

“At the beginning I was following the cars on the bottom there and finally I had to make a choice there to go to the top,” commented Cook. “That seemed to be the right one. I was catching the leaders. I was side-by-side with Cobra (Hebing) for second. I’ll take third. We’ve been struggling all year. I really have to thank my guys Devin and Robert for sticking with me.”

Shawn Donath finished fourth after starting the event from the 23rd position to earn the hard charger honors while Matt Tanner, of Stephentown, N.Y., finished off the weekend with a strong fifth place finish. A total of 23 cars entered the night's action.

Mach 1 Chassis A-Main – Steve Poirier ($2,050), Chuck Hebing ($1,300), Jeff Cook ($1,025), Shawn Donath ($1105), Matt Tanner ($815), Michael Parent ($885), Paul Kinney ($730), Paulie Colagiovanni ($645), Jason Barney ($660), Yan Bilodeau ($625), Parker Evans ($635), Dan Douville ($545), Alex Vigneault ($525), Lee Ladouceur ($515), Tommy Wickham ($535), Chris Jones ($505), Tim Axton ($500), Dale Gosselin ($500), Dave Axton ($500), Brandon Kidd ($550), Guilluame Neiderer ($550), Anthony Cain ($500), Chad Miller ($500).

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

Car Mate Trailers Heat 1 – Poirier, Cook, Evans, Barney, Bilodeau, Gosselin

Car Mate Trailers Heat 2 – Kinney, Parent, Ladouceur, Colagiovanni, Wickham, T. Axton

Car Mate Trailers Heat 3 – Tanner, Hebing, Kidd, Jones, D. Axton, Cain

Bonuses:

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

Insinger Fuels Hard Charger – Donath (18 pos.) $50

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Hebing $50

E&V Energy – Kidd, Kinney $50

Ohsweken Speedway 21st Anniversary –Neiderer $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Tanner $35

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Poirier, Kinney, Tanner $25

911 Restoration – Barney, Evans $25

Lucas Oil ESS 7-12 Challenge – None - $500 Sept. 2 at Brewerton

Hoosier Tires – Donath $200

Vahlco Wheels – Parent $190

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The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, Einstein Construction Group, SUNY Canton, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, Insinger Performance, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Beard Sewer and Drain, Cobra Coaches, 911 Restoration, Westward Painting Company, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, Panther Frameworx, YorkMont Auctions,, Engler Machine and Tool, Northwood 2 Construction, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

Placerville Speedway Crowns 3 Champions with Tribute to Al Hinds

By: Brad Kennedy * Placerville, CA (August 27)…74 cars signed into the Placerville Speedway with hopes of putting their name on the tribute to Al Hinds win list on Saturday night, as the weekly Red Hawk Casino Championship season drew to a close. 23 Thompson’s Auto Center Winged 360 Sprint Cars signed into the pits for the season finale. Andy Forsberg and Michael Kofoid led the field to the green flag for the night’s Tribute to Al Hinds Feature. Forsberg quickly jumped to the lead as Kofoid dropped to second, which he maintained until he lost power on lap 2, bringing out the caution. When the race resumed, Forsberg continued to lead, while points leader Mason Moore and defending track champion Greg Decaires held down second and third, respectively. DeCaires held onto third until hitting the turn 2 berm too hard, forcing him pit side with front end problems. Forsberg dominated the field and went on to win, while Moore held on for second to earn his first career Red Hawk Casino Championship. Third place went to Steven Tiner, while Andy Gregg and Jake Morgan rounded out the top five. “The track did not turn out the way I thought it would,” Forsberg said in the winner’s circle. “I like to stomp and steer and drive wide open, but when it started to slick off, I had to race smart. Just happy to get the win.” “I finally got my first title,” newly crowned track champion Mason Moore said following the race. “The sponsors and people that support this team are amazing and this F&F Racing #X1 team has had the best car here at Placerville for a long time. Glad I was able to get them another title,” he added. Matt Barber earned the ADCO Driveline and Exhaust Fast Time bonus in qualifying, while heat race wins went to Michael Kofoid, Greg DeCaires, and Kirt Organ. Colton Hardy’s run from his 16th starting spot earned him the AL Driveline Hard Charger bonus for improving 10 positions in the night’s feature event. 21 Jay’s Mobile Welding and Fabrication Pure Stocks showed up for championship night. Dan Jinkerson and Cory Eaton set the pace for the 20 lap main event when Jinkerson quickly jumped out front looking for his 6th win of the season, while Orville Owens charged forward from his 5th starting spot and quickly moved to second. Owens and Jinkerson ran side by side for five straight laps until Jinkerson jumped the turn four cushion, giving Owens the lead on lap 10. The following lap, Jinkerson retook the lead, but Owens drove back by Jinkerson on lap 12 to maintain the lead. On lap 13, Owens and lapped car Jay Bryant made contact ripping Owens’ right rear corner panel up. Despite the damage, Owens maintained his lead until he pulled off the track with only three laps to go. Dan Jinkerson once again inherited the lead and went on to post the victory over Russ Murphy, and Scott Grunert. With his 4th place finish, Nick Baldwin secured the Red Hawk Casino Points title. Travis Emery rounded out the top five. Jinkerson, Corey Eaton and Rick Grunert, won the three heat races earlier in the evening, while Dan Dias won the RMI Hard Charger bonus by improving from his 19th starting position to finish 8th. “Orville (Owens) had the faster car tonight but his misfortune was our good fortune,” Jinkerson explained in victory lane. “Lapped traffic has cost me a couple wins this year, but it's part of racing. We will take it.” Joining Jinkerson on the front stretch was the 2016 speedway champion, Nick Baldwin. “I would have liked to win more races this season but we were consistent all year and I love the track,” Baldwin said proudly. “It took most of the season to figure out why my motor wouldn’t take off on restarts, but we finally found the issue, and now here we are in August as champions.” 14 Domco Plumbing Limited Late Models entered Saturday to duel it out for 20 laps. Matt Michelli and Ray Trimble paced the field to green as the two battled for the lead with Trimble getting the advantage. Michelli found his stride up on the cushion to squeeze by Trimble at the line to lead lap 8. The two continue to race hard side by side as they jockeyed back and forth for numerous laps. In the end, the race came down to the wire as Michelli beat Trimble to the line by a half car length to win. Third at the line was Wayne Trimble over Tom Tilford and Paul Gugleimoni. Meanwhile, Eddie Gardner came home in sixth, which secured him his first Red Hawk Casino Points championship. Heat race wins went to Matt Michelli and Ray Trimble. Trimble also won the RMI Hard Charger Bonus by moving from 7th to 3rd. “Ray (Trimble) is a class act and a great driver,” Michelli explained after the race. “To race that hard for that long and never touch was awesome.” Eddie Gardner was crowned as champion on Saturday night, after a very consistent season. “I wish we could have won this year, but we ran solid every night and that's what it takes to win the overall deal,” Gardner stated in a post race interview. “We picked up a new car, and I am looking forward to getting it together to run here again next season. I hope to deliver again with a title next year,” Gardner said with confidence. For the eighth time in 2016 the BCRA Midget Lites made the voyage to the Placerville Speedway with 17 cars signing into the pit area. Heat race winners Scotty Males and Danika Jo Parker led the field to green, as the veteran Males quickly snagged the lead and checked out from the field. Third placer starter Greg DeCaires V moved into second, but his charge would end short as he made contact with the turn four wall bending his race car. Fortunately DeCaires walked away uninjured. When the race resumed, Males again pulled away until lap traffic played a factor late in the going. On lap 17, Kyle Offill who started seventh drove by Males off of turn four to claim the lead. A lap later. Males returned the favor by completing the same move with only two laps to go. Offill again showed his hand off of turn two but the momentum was not quite there for the young talent as they headed into turn three for the final time. Offill used the bottom of the track to sneak by off of turn four to claim his fourth win of 2016 at the speedway with Males coming home second, followed by Craig Dillard, Hunter Kinney, and Scott Kinney to round out the top five. “I just kept digging and stayed patient,” Offill said in his post race interview. “I knew if I didn't force the issue with traffic and I paced myself, I would be a factor and it worked out at the end.” Placerville Speedway will return to action on September 24 with the third visit of the year by the King of the West Series to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. For complete details of the 2016 Red Hawk Casino Championship Racing Season, visit Placerville Speedway’s official website at www.placervillespeedway.com. Join over 8000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can interact with fellow fans, drivers, and staff. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter for schedule updates and more by following us @pvillespeedway. In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway. Placerville Speedway is located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds at 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. The racing facility is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. *Additional writing contributions by Dean Mills

 

 

RYAN, DROWN, WRIGHTSMAN, HENSEL JR., & PARSONS TOP NAPA WCS FEATURES; MUMAW, MALCUIT, CHANCE, THOMPSON, & B. HENSEL CLAIM CHAMPIONSHIPS

Orrville, Ohio Saturday, August 27, 2016 By Mike Swanger

It was season championship night presented by Southeastern Equipment night at NAPA Wayne County Speedway Saturday night and like last week, rain stepped in to slow the program just after the 1st heat of the Fisher Performance Sprints took to the track. On the 1st lap of the race, Jamie Myers went off of turn two and flipped over the tires on the back stretch. He was ok and thanks to the hour plus rain delay was able to continue. The feature race came down to two races in one. The first part was for the win and then a three way battle for the track championship between Danny Mumaw, Mitch Harble and Nick Patterson. Castalia's Jordan Ryan popped into the lead at the drop of the green flag as Nathan Skaggs pulled into second on lap 2. Cautions in the early laps slowed the pace as the action would really pick up on lap six as Skaggs started pestering Ryan for the lead as Sam Ashworth, Chris Myers and Shawn Valenti would battle for third. Skaggs would take the point on lap 18 but Ryan and his Harbach Electronics, Hochstetler Truck & Repair and McClure Motorsports #9 would come roaring back to reclaim the lead as Myers would take second with three circuits to go from Skaggs. Ryan held off a last lap charge by Myers to collect his 1st win. Skaggs finished third with Ashworth and Valenti rounded out the top five. The race for the championship had many turns and twists in it as Mumaw was the points leader but would start 13th in the feature as Harble started 7th and Patterson took the green flag from his 4th starting position. Mumaw would quickly move up as Patterson drifted back and they would be nose to tail with each other. Mumaw would almost spin and drop all the way back to 16th on lap nine, work his way back up and then spin out on lap 13 to go back to 15th as Harble was 4th and Patterson was 6th at the time. With three circuits to go, Harble was fourth but he lost two spots as Ashworth and Valenti squeezed by. Patterson was right behind Harble as Mumaw closed in the two drivers. Down the back stretch, Mumaw powered by both Harble and Patterson and as they took the white flag, Mumaw was in front of his points contenders and held on to sixth to clinch his 1st championship. Tyler Dunn, Ryan, and Chris Myers won the heat races as Roger Campbell claimed the last chance race. Corey Conley took the outside front row starting spot and beat DJ Miller into turn one to take the lead as 7th starting Doug Drown would take second on lap three from Miller. Another driver on the move quickly was JR Gentry as in six laps he was in 4th from his 12th opening grid spot of Harriger Towing Super Late Model feature and would take third on the next lap. Points leader Brad Malcuit was in fifth as Ryan Markham was fourth and Malcuit would need stay within two place of Markham to win the title. Conley was keeping Drown at bay until he tapped the wall on lap 19 and would pull off with a flat tire on the next circuit as Drown would inherit the lead and drive away to his 7th win at NAPA WCS aboard the Hall's Auto Sales, Nationwide Vehicle Protection and Wooster Glass #240. Gentry would end up second, his third runner up finish. Markham would finish third as Malcuit posted his fifth track championship with the 4th place finish as Rick Bond scored a fifth. Heat winners were Drown, Bond and Conley. Streetsboro's Tyler Thompson clinched the Action Auto Body Super Stock crown just by showing up but as a true racer, would take the lead on lap two as Bob Daugherty would take second on lap seven when Trae Schonauer would spin. Daugherty would challenge for the lead and with the white flag up in the air, Daugherty would make contact with Thompson and both would spin with Daugherty pitting for the night as Thompson would go to the pits but returned to the race in 11th. This would put Gary Hensel Jr. into the lead and the Apple Creek Driver would take the Lochevale Farms, DJ Directional Service and J & M Carpentry #28h to the Summit Racing victory circle for his second win of the season. Tyler Nicely finished second as Jordan James, Todd Sherwin and Schonauer filled out the top five. Thompson, Schonauer and Daugherty scored the heat wins. Jamie Wrightsman of Cortland took the lead at the drop of the green flag and would lead all the way in the Kar Connection Rush Late Model main for his first ever win aboard the Hover Racing, Quaker Steak & Lube and Reese Pavement Sealing #21j. Charlie Duncan grabbed second on lap 4 but could not track down Wrightsman to finish second. Justin Chance clinched his 1st championship with his third place run. Matt Aber and Eric Wilson filled out the top five. Chance pocketed the heat race win. Michael Rose, Chris Priebe and Wes Staley all had the lead at one time or another in the WQKT Mini Stock feature but after a lap ten caution, Killbuck's Billy Parsons motored past Staley and drive the #4p to his first win. Brad Hensel would take second after the caution and that locked up his second track championshiop. Staley would finish third with Tyler Parsons and Matt Miller in tow. Hensel, Priebe and Miller dashed to the heat wins. Brandon Gardner lead the way in the Flat Track cart feature It was another night of drivers competing for the Contingency Connection Drivers Rewards program that has over $100,000 in yearly awards for the NAPA Wayne County Speedway drivers. Next Sunday, the Arctic Cat All Star Sprints return for the fourth time this season for the Pete Jacobs Memorial that will pay the winner $10,000. The Action Auto Body Super Stocks and the Kar Connection Rush Late Models will be on the racing card also. Gates open at 3 pm with racing starting at 7 pm. For more information, check the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS Saturday, August 27, 2016

FISHER PERFORMANCE SPRINTS Heat 1 Tyler Dunn, Nick Patterson, Nathan Skaggs, Jason Dolick, Danny Mumaw, Roger Campbell, Mark Coleman, Jamie Myers, Scott Riley, Clay Riney Heat 2 Jordan Ryan, Mitch Harble, Shawn Valenti, Shawn Hubler, Kris Davis, Troy Kingan, Brandon Conkel, Jeremy Shambaugh, Ray Miller Heat 3 Chris Myers, DJ Foos, Sam Ashworth, Tyler Street, Shawn Minor, Dylan Kingan, Jeremy Duposki, Andy Fike, Butch Beasley 'B'Main Roger Campbell, Jamie Myers, Troy Kingan, Clay Riney, Dylan Kingan, Brandon Conkel, Jeremy Shambaugh, Andy Fike, Mark Coleman, Jeremy Duposki, Ray Miller dns, Butch Beasley dns Feature Jordan Ryan, Chris Myers, Nathan Skaggs, Sam Ashworth, Shawn Valenti, Danny Mumaw, Mitch Harble, Nick Patterson, Jamie Myers, Shawn Hubler, Roger Campbell, Tyler Dunn, Tyler Street, Troy Kingan, Kris Davis, Shawn Minor, Dylan Kingan, Jason Dolick, Clay Riney, DJ Foos

HARRIGER TOWING SUPER LATE MODELS Heat 1 Doug Drown, Brian Baumberger, DJ Miller, Wayne Maffett Jr., Chuck Kimble, Andrew Myers, Ashlee Todd, Kirk Baker Heat 2 Rick Bond, Brad Malcuit, Blaine Aber, Jim Nicely, Jason Flory, Doug Kenworthy, Alan Farris Heat 3 Corey Conley, Ryan Markham, Larry Bellman, JR Gentry, Dave Hornikel, Cody Scott, DJ Cline, Jerry Aber Feature Doug Drown, JR Gentry, Ryan Markham, Brad Malcuit, Rick Bond, Larry Bellman, Dave Hornikel, Cody Scott, Kirk Baker, Brian Baumberger, Blaine Aber, Jerry Aber, Corey Conley, DJ Cline, Chuck Kimble, Doug Kenworthy, Wayne Maffett Jr., DJ Miller, Andrew Myers, Ashlee Todd, Jim Nicely

ACTION AUTO BODY SUPER STOCKS Heat 1 Tyler Thompson, Tyler Nicely, Tod Beviloqua, Don Rutt, TA Perrine, Tom Fisher, Ryan Leathers, Jordan James Heat 2 Trae Schonauer, Gary Hensel Jr., Chris Albright, Richard Grogg, Darren Dawson, Todd Sherwin, Brandon Gardner dns, Cliff Staley dns Heat 3 Bob Daugherty, Paul Holmes, Brandon Craver, Derek Lewton, Dustin Smith, Denny Shear, Todd Gallion, Steve Ott dns Feature Gary Hensel Jr., Tyler Nicely, Jordan James, Todd Sherwin, Trae Schonauer, Tod Beviloqua, Richard Grogg, Darren Dawson, Todd Gallion, Paul Holmes, Tyler Thompson, TA Perrine, Denny Shear, Tom Fisher, Bob Daugherty, Chris Albright, Derek Lewton, Brandon Craver, Ryan Leathers, Don Rutt, Dustin Smith dns

KAR CONNECTION RUSH LATE MODELS Heat 1 Justin Chance, Jamie Wrightsman, Eric Wilson, Matt Aber, Alan Dellinger, Charlie Duncan, Scott Delaney Feature Jamie Wrightsman, Charlie Duncan, Justin Chance, Matt Aber, Eric Wilson, Alan Dellinger, Scott Delaney

WQKT SPORTS COUNTRY 104.5 MINI STOCKS Heat 1 Brad Hensel, Billy Parsons, Stephen Crowe, Brian Tomblin, Colton Priebe, Cory Staley, Jimmy Burns, Rod Daugherty dns Heat 2 Chris Priebe, Michael Rose, Wes Staley, Doug Hensel, Jess Hensel, Wayne Newberry, Braden Wert, Moose Workman Heat 3 Matt Miller, Tyler Parsons, Mitch Reichard, Dakota Wells, Briana Hensel, Ron Hershey, Cidney Rowe Feature Billy Parsons, Brad Hensel, Wes Staley, Tyler Parsons, Matt Miller, Stephen Crowe, Dakota Wells, Cory Staley, Brian Tomblin, Jess Hensel, Ron Hershey, Moose Workman, Chris Priebe, Colton Priebe, Cidney Rowe, Jim Burns, Michael Rose, Doug Hensel, Mitch Reichard, Briana Hensel, Braden Wert, Wayne Newberry dns, Rod Daugherty dns

FLAT TRACK CARTS Heat 1 Coty Conway, Brandon Gardner, David Sheehan, Daryl Conkel, Rod Daugherty dns, Chuck Conway dns Feature Brandon Gardner, Coty Conway, Daryl Conkle, Rod Daugherty, David Sheehan, Chuck Conway dns

 

 

Ryan Greth Parks It at Susquehanna

York Haven,PA 8/27/2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

ARDC Results Susquehanna:

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

 

 

Shouse Holds Off Martens for Sprint Series of Oklahoma Victory!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brill Motor Speedway/Meeker, Oklahoma

08/27/16

21 Cars

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

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

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

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

 

BADGER MIDGET SERIES PRESS RELEASE

“Waelti wins Badger return to LaSalle Speedway”

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

 

 

Weyant tops WAR at Springfield

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2016 NSA SHOOTOUT -

Dates :

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

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

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

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

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

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

Type : 360ci winged sprint cars

Rules : ASCS

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BMPSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NSA_Shootout

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

THE EVENT -

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

RACE FORMAT -

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

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

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

POINTS FUND -

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

FEATURE BONUSES -

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

BILLINGS MOTORSPORTS PARK -

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

CASTROL RACEWAY -

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

 

 

Knight Time in DCRP Sprints as Roach Rules Sport Mod Mayhem

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dodge City Raceway Park – August 27, 2016 Results:

Second Annual Sport Modified Mayhem – IMCA Sport Modifieds:

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

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

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

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

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

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

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

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

IMCA Modifieds:

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bauer and Brent Matus prevailed in their respective preliminaries.

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

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

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

The heat winners were Holden and Fink.

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

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

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

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

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

The heat winners were Priest and Marano.

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

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

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

The pair of heats went to Fielding and Byler.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

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

By MIKE MALLETT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bonuses:

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

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

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Gosselin $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Colagiovanni $50

E&V Energy – Bergeron, Tanner $50

Ohsweken Speedway 21st Anniversary –Donath $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Vigneault $35

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

911 Restoration – Cook, Wickham $25

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

Hoosier Tires – Kidd $200

Vahlco Wheels – Poirier $190

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The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, Einstein Construction Group, SUNY Canton, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, Insinger Performance, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Beard Sewer and Drain, Cobra Coaches, 911 Restoration, Westward Painting Company, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, Panther Frameworx, YorkMont Auctions,, Engler Machine and Tool, Northwood 2 Construction, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2016 NSA SHOOTOUT -

Dates :

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

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

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

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

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

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

Type : 360ci winged sprint cars

Rules : ASCS

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BMPSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NSA_Shootout

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

THE EVENT -

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

RACE FORMAT -

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

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

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

POINTS FUND -

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

FEATURE BONUSES -

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

BILLINGS MOTORSPORTS PARK -

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

CASTROL RACEWAY -

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars

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

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

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

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

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

Heartland Racing Association Non-Wing Sprints

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

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

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

Rob Sharits and Schriever were the heat race winners.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UP NEXT -

SATURDAY : Wilmont Oil IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine & Marine IMCA sport mods, Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA hobby stocks, Boji Bay Water Park IMCA sport compacts, After Hours Graphics & Tees IMCA stock cars and IMCA vintage modifieds and stock cars

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

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JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

 

Attica Raceway Park

By Brian Liskai

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com

Attica Raceway Park

Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Kistler Racing Products/Custom Chrome Plating Night

Starting Position [*]

410 Sprints – O’Reilly Auto Parts

Qualifying

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

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

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

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

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

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

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

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

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

Hard Charger: 9-Jordan Ryan +8

305 Sprints – Fremont Fence

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

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

Hard Charger: 1W-Paul Weaver +8

Late Models – Summit Racing Equipment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

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

Hard Charger: 240-Doug Drown +7

Dirt Trucks -

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

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

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

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

A-Main 1 - (15 Laps)

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

Hard Charger: 2-Brian Sorg +11


 

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

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

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

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

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

8.26.16

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

By Jeff Pederson
Pedal Down Promotions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

By MIKE MALLETT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Miller, Granholm

Provisionals – Cook, Peebles

Bonuses:

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

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

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

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

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Hebing $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Miller $50

E&V Energy – Thomas, Gulick $50

Ohsweken Speedway 21st Anniversary –T. Axton $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Trenca $35

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

911 Restoration – Thomas, Kinney $25

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

Hoosier Tires – $200

Vahlco Wheels – Shultz $190

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Lindsey Scores WWS Win Number Four At Madras

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Fremont Speedway

By Brian Liskai

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fremont Speedway

Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016

Fair Race – Fremont Auto Parts/Joe & Fran Darmofal

Indicates starting position [*]

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

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

Hard Charger: 2-Ricky Peterson +15

Truck Powder Puff

A-Main (10 Laps)

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 20, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Must See Racing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

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

 

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

 

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

 

MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge Feature

 

 

 

Awards

Contingencies

1

5M

Max Stambaugh

 

Rod End Supply

2

2+

Brian Smith

 

Rod End Supply

3

27

Steve Irwin

Ti22 Draw Winner

Rod End Supply

4

1a

Mark Aldrich

KSE Hard Charger (+15)

Racing Optics

5

46

Robert Huisken

 

ATL Racing Fuel Cells

6

20A

Andy Chehowski

 

King Racing Products

7

7K

Robert Bulloch

 

 

8

18

DJ Lamance

 

 

9

91L

Lexi Adgate

 

 

10

19

Brett Mann

 

 

11

3

Kyle Locke

 

 

12

71H

Brad Lamberson

 

 

13

81

John Gall

 

 

14

19Z

Doug Zimmerman

DMI Draw Winner

 

15

44J

Bill Jacoby

 

 

16

8

Justin Ward

 

 

17

25

Eric Smith

 

 

18

10s

Jay Steinebach

Engine Pro Lucky Dog

 

DNS

1

Mark Strpko

 

 

 

Top Five Qualifiers.

Doug Zimmerman (19Z) - 14.320

Brad Lamberson (71H) - 14.445

Max Stambaugh (5M) - 14.494

Brian Smith (2+) - 14.850

Andy Chehowski (20A) - 14.933.

 

Engler Machine & Tool Heat winner – Max Stambaugh

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

 

Lane Automotive Heat winner – Brad Lamberson

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

 

COMP Cams Heat winner – Steve Irwin

0,  7K, 46,18, 8. 1 (DNS)

 

Kistler Racing Products Contingencies – Brian Smith, Robert Bulloch

BR Motorsports Contingency – Mark Aldrich

COMP Cams Contingency – Brett Mann

Allstar Performance Contingency – Andy Chehowski

Schoenfeld Headers Contingency – Robert Huisken

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

BADGER MIDGET SERIES

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

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

 

Abreu/Boespflug Rock Gold Cup
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DOLLAR LOAN CENTER 410 WINGED SPRINT CARS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WINGLESS SPRINT CARS SANCTIONED BY USAC:

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

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

By Mike Swanger

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Results

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

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

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

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

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

Contingencies

Pyrotec – Tim Moore

Saldana Racing Products – Jon Agan

Kreitz Oval Track Products – John Greenwood

 

 

Babb is best at I-35

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dodge City Raceway Park

August 20 Results:

Fourth Annual USAC Southwest Sprint Cars “Freedom Tour”:

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

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

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

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

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

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

POWRi West Midgets “Summer Showdown”:

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Heat winners were Hurrrelbrink and Smith.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Hirst is Hungry Like a Wolf

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Giossi Grabs Third Straight Win With Princeton Victory Princeton, MN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Great Clips Feature Winner: 5D - ZACH DAUM

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

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TRACKS

Lethal Lee Wins Darwin Title

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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

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

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

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

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

NOMINATIONS

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Attica Raceway Park

By Brian Liskai

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com

Attica Raceway Park

Friday, Aug. 19, 2016

WNWO Channel 24/UBS Financial Services Night

Starting position [*]

410 Sprints – O’Reilly Auto Parts

Qualifying

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

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

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

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

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

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

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

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

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

Hard Charger: 73-Chris Andrews +15

305 Sprints – Fremont Fence

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

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

Hard Charger: 19R-Steve Rando +13

Late Models – Summit Racing Equipment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

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

Hard Charger: 51-Devin Shiels +12

Dirt Trucks -

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

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

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

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

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)

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

A-Main 1 - (15 Laps)

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

Hard Charger: 36M-Cory McCaughey +13

 

 

John Schulz Tops Tough Field in Donnellson with Sprint Invaders!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contingencies

Pyrotec – Andy Krieger

Saldana Racing Products – Cody Wehrle

Kreitz Oval Track Products – Jon Agan

 

 

ARDC Finshes PA Midget Week on a Brightside

Jonestown PA 8/19/2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Results from Linda’s Speedway:

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

DNS #33 Danny Stratton #4t Brandon Yarlett

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

USAC Southwest Freedom Tour Round Two Results – Creek County Speedway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mallett, Johnson and Deskins topped heat race action.

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

USAC Southwest Freedom Tour Round One Results – Lawton Speedway

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

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 2. 16x-Anthony Nicholson, 3. 16-Mike Martin, 4. 13g-Dennis Gile, 5. 14x-Shawn Bloomquist, 6. 7-Shannon McQueen, 7. 98-Ryan Padgett.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 20-Shon Deskins, 2. 5-Tye Mihocko, 3. 15d-Andrew Deal, 4. 96-Cody Brewer, 5. 22-Koby Barksdale, 6. 24c-Craig Carroll, 7. 22r-Ryan Anderson.

“A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 77m-R.J. Johnson (5), 2. 15d-Andrwe Deal (8), 3. 74x-Josh Hodges (2), 4. 20-Shon Deskins (4), 5. 16x-Anthony Nicholson (1), 6. 14-Jordon Mallett (6), 7. 13g-Dennis Gile (9), 8. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (10), 9. 22-Koby Barksdale (14), 10. 31-Casey Wills (11), 11. 17w-Harli White (19), 12. 5-Tye Mihocko (7), 13. 24L-Layne Himebaugh (13), 14. 16-Mike Martin (3), 15. 14x-Shawn Bloomquist (15), 16. 96-Cody Brewer (12), 17. 7-Shannon McQueen (17), 18. 22r-Ryan Anderson (21), 19. 11-Nick Bates (18), 20. 98-Ryan Padgett (20), 21. 24c-Craig Carroll (16).

 

 

Van Hierden, Loehr, McMullen and Carlson win at PDTR

By: Amy Juech 8-13-2016

Beautiful weather welcomed drivers and spectators. Past champions were introduced during intermission. Badger Land Vintage Racers also ran with PDTR, bringing back lots of great memories.

Cellcom B-Mods rolled trackside first with Tim Sheppard (Beaver Dam) and Brian Konitzer (Sheboygan) leading the field. Green flew and drivers were three wide from first through twelfth place going down the backstretch. Drivers slowly settled into place, except for Sheppard, Brandon Berth (Cascade) and Larry Zirbel (Iron Ridge) competing for first. Berth went inside for the lead. Cody Eickberg (Plymouth) and Chad Vetting (Valders) swapped eighth place. Colton Van Hierden (Oshkosh) ran inside then outside fellow drivers in his search for the lead. Berth pulled out to lead and started pulling away. Sheppard and Zirbel continued to swap second. Patrick Hanson (Sheboygan Falls) pulled in the infield and Sheppard pulled off to the attention of his crew. Van Hierden attempted to take second from Zirbel as a yellow flag waved for corner tires on the racing surface. Berth restarted strong but Van Hierden went high and led lap twelve. Zirbel attempted to pass Berth for second but was unsuccessful. Four cars contested for fourth between Jeremy Walvoord (Howards Grove), Justin Green (Sheboygan Falls), Glen Blanke (Sheboygan Falls) and Vetting. Blanke and Zirbel touched allowing Green into fourth. Craig Gressner (Kewaskum) was black flagged for mechanical issues. Van Hierden came up on lapped traffic and still managed to pull away from Berth. Gary Glander (Sheboygan Falls) and Justin Bauer (Sheboygan Falls) ran side by side for ninth. Van Hierden held a backstretch lead over Berth and remainder of the field. Vetting looked to pass Walvoord as the checkers waved for Van Hierden followed by Berth, Walvoord, Vetting and Green. Hard Charger passing 9 was Colten Van Hierden. Heat Winners: Chad Vetting, Colten Van Hierden

Grand Nationals were out next with Matt Loehr (Mt. Calvary) and Melissa Singer (Waldo) setting the pace. Loehr pulled out to lead lap one. Brian Gilles (Plymouth) was blacked flagged mechanical and then drew a caution because he was leaking an unsafe amount of fuel. Loehr had a strong restart over Singer and Dan Sorce (Franklin). Don Sorce Jr. (West Allis) went outside Josh Pierce (Fredonia) for fifth. Tim Simon (Fond du Lac) went outside Matt Yancey (Sheboygan) for eleventh. Luke Scholten (Oostburg) left the track with mechanical issues. Melissa Singer continued to hold off Brian Cesar (Sheboygan) and Dan Sorce for second. Cesar finally made the move and went low on Singer in turn three with Steven Weber (Plymouth) following. Dan Sorce got too high and squirrely losing a few spots. Dan Sorce and Don Sorce Jr. battled over fifth place; Mark Fieber (Cascade) looked to join in. Ceasar had company of Weber for second. Pierce and Justin Erickson (Plymouth) battled for ninth. Gilles went outside Richard Hed (Plymouth) for fourteenth after restarting at the rear of the field. Loehr caught up to lapped traffic and got sideways out of turn two. Cesar and Weber closed in on Loehr for the lead. Jonathon Singer (Random Lake) brought out a caution after stopping in turn four. Kurt Davis (West Allis) driving Pete Lester’s car retired to the pits with a flat tire. With the field realigned, Loehr was out front with some heavy hitters behind. Weber went outside Loehr on the restart but unable to make his car stick. Jeff Lammers (Plymouth) went outside of Melissa Singer for seventh. Lammers broke and retired to the pits early, then Erickson spun and parked in the infield, Jonathon Singer pulled into the infield too. Checkers flew for Loehr, followed by Cesar, Weber, Fieber and Dan Sorce. Hard Charger passing 7 was Mark Fieber. Heat Winners: Don Sorce Jr., Brian Cesar, Dan Sorce

Aldag-Honald Mechanical Sprints pushed off next with Andrew Westphal (Fond du Lac) and Brandon McMullan (Plymouth) setting the pace. Drivers got bunched up on the start and Donny Goeden (Kewaskum) came to a rest on the backstretch, caution waved for Goeden with a flat tire. McMullen lined up first on the restart. Lance Fassbender (Burnett) snuck past Westphal for second. Jason Johnson (Campbellsport) looked to pass Jim Melis (Glenbeulah) for seventh. Paul Pokorski (West Bend), Kurt Davis (West Allis) and Tyler Brabant (Waupun) were three wide for seventeenth. Jim Melis and Kevin Karnitz (West Bend) battled for tenth. McMullen up to lapped traffic and maneuvered through it smoothly. Yellow flew for debris in turn 4. McMullen started out front and held onto the lead with a hard charging Fassbender. Another quick yellow flew for Johnson who slowed on the high side. McMullen had another great restart until an immediate red flew for three cars coming together and Justin Miller (Plymouth) going up and over. McMullen held the top spot as Tim Haddy (Waupun) split the cars behind and worked his way up to fourth. Ryan Mayr (New Hostein) did a three sixty bringing out another quick caution. Fassbender was wishing that he could get McMullen on the restarts. Dannon Tessmer (Allenton), Fassbender, Melis and Goeden all competed for seventh. Goeden maneuvered high and low in his search for the leader. McMullen up to lapped traffic. Danny Schlaffer (Sussex) outside Brabant for fifth, while Davis went inside Melis for eighth. McMullen into side by side lapped traffic and Fassbender attempting to use lap traffic to pass McMullen. Coming to the checkers Fassbender makes one last attempt but finishes second to McMullen. Third went to Haddy followed by Westphal and Schlaffer. Hard Chargers passing 12 each were Tim Haddy and Kurt Davis B-Main Results: Will Gerrits (Waupun), Justin Miller, Paul Pokorski, Tyler Brabant, Derek Siegel (Milwaukee), Kurt Davis and Alex Bliesner (Plymouth) Heat Winners: Kurt Davis, Lance Fassbender, Donny Goeden

Chris Carlson (Union Grove) and Jim Schmidt (Ceveland) brought the Johnsonville Sausage Late Models field to the green. Carlson led lap one with Taylor Scheffler (Waukesha) inside Jim Schmidt for second. Charlie Schmidt (Oostburg) went outside Billy Rezutek (Big Bend) for ninth. David Jaeger (West Bend) brought out our only caution after coming to a stop in turn four. Tony Peterson (Big Bend), Jim Schmidt and Rick Scheffler (Waukesha) were three wide for third. Carlson maintained his position out front. Mitch McGrath (Waukesha) battled outside Turk Letizia (Milwaukee) for seventh. Eric Michaels (Cleveland) retired to the pits early with mechanical issues. Charlie Schmidt went outside Ron Stroika (Mukwonago) for twelfth. Peterson spun into the infield. Letizia, Rick Scheffler and Brad Mueller (Random Lake) battled three wide for seventh. Taylor Scheffler looked outside Carlson for the lead; Jim Schmidt looked inside Carlson with Tim Buhler (Glenbeulah) right behind. Letizia and Rezutek swapped ninth. Jaeger and Stroika ran side by side for eleventh. Jim Schmidt looked inside Taylor Scheffler for second, meanwhile Buhler waited to take over third. McGrath and Justin Schmidt were by themselves mid pack watching all t