Race Results From Coast to Coast

Buhler, Goeden, Rivest and Lee Win at PDTR

By: Amy Juech 7-26-2014

Weathers cooperation and track workers determination provided drivers and fans a tacky, smooth and fast track with multiple grooves for optimum racing. Acknowledgement was given to active and retired area firefighters with free admission and a short ceremony during the national anthem.

Ron Stroika and Dave Thomas set the pace for the Johnsonville Sausage Late Models feature event. Green flag waved by guest flagman Firefighter Captain Joe Lisrecki (Waldo/Greenbush). Thomas led lap one until Tim Buhler passed on lap 2 and by lap 5 had a front stretch lead on the field. Russ Scheffler and Kyle Odekirk continued to exchange sixth position. Swap for second occurred between Thomas and Stroika. A three car pile-up in the back of the pack brought out our first caution on lap 11. On the restart coming out of turn four a driver got squirrely causing a multiple car caution under the flag stand involving father and son Dolhuns, requiring both of them to retire to the pits. On the second attempt at the restart, drivers were three wide on the backstretch. Buhler was getting impatient with two more quick cautions realigning the field. Odekirk was now holding off Letizia for second. Checkers flew for Tim Buhler (Glenbeulah) with his second feature win for the year, followed by point leader Mitch McGrath (Waukesha), Kyle Odekirk (Plymouth), Jim Letizia (Milwaukee) and Russ Scheffler (Waukesha). Hard Charger passing 8 cars was Mitch McGrath. Heat Winners: Justin Schmidt (Cleveland), TJ Dolhun (Milwaukee).

Aldag-Honald Mechanical Sprint Cars rolled trackside next with the front row consisting of Danny Schlafer and Josh Walter. Schlafer jumped out in the lead with Donny Goeden in tow. Dannon Tessmer and Randy Sippel touch folding their front ends and both retiring to their trailers for the evening. Schlafer continued to hold Goeden and Walter at bay. Scott Conger, Doug Wondra and Shane Wenninger trade tenth position. Goeden slid past Schlafer for the lead on lap 10. Lap 13 Goeden was in lapped traffic, Jim Melis was closing. Melis bumped tires of a lapped car sending him into turn 1 catch fence and flipping back on to the racing surface. Melis was transported as a safety precaution and is home resting. Nick Melis retired to the pits under the yellow with a brake issue. Travis Luedke was disqualified for going into the pits under a red. Two more quick cautions resulted in Brandon McMullen working his way to third place. Goeden continued to lead over Schlafer as the drivers settled into position for the finish. Goeden (Kewaskum) won his fourth feature this year over Danny Schlafer (Sussex), Brandon McMullen (Plymouth), Josh Walter (Plymouth) and Doug Wondra (Oakfield). Hard Chargers passing 9 cars each were Al Schlafer, Rusty Egan and Kevin Karnitz. B-Main Finish: Jason Johnson (Campbellsport), Al Schlafer (Sussex), Rusty Egan(Round Lake, IL), Kevin Seidler (Kendall), Nick Melis (Plymouth), Kevin Karnitz (West Bend) and alternate Matt Van Wyk (Waldo). Heat Winners: Randy Walter (Plymouth), Chris Clayton (Waldo), Scott Conger (Eagle) and Brandon McMullen (Plymouth)

Cody Pankow and Brian Chiminatti set the pace in the Outlaw Compacts starting their extended twenty lap feature. Chimminatti took control of the field until Pankow passed him back followed by Chirs Maas. Chiminatti, Jonathon Otte, Donnie Welch and Patric Ciske all involved in a crash on the front stretch sending three of them to the attention of their crew. Rivest gained control of the field after the restart and coming to the lap 3 he was completely sideways but managed to get his car back under control to lead the lap. Remainder of drivers settled in behind a flying Rivest as he began to lap traffic. Checkers waved for Brody Rivest (Sheboygan), followed by Scott Schlafke (Cleveland), Chris Maas (Oakfield), Justin Erickson (Plymouth) and Cody Pankow (Lomira). Hard Charger passing 6 cars was Brody Rivest. Heat Winners: Chirs Maas (Oakfield), Scott Schlafke (Cleveland)

Feldmann Sales & Service Grand Nationals rolled trackside last with Steven Weber and Brandon Frank setting the pace to the green. Weber jumped out over Frank. Roger Lee wasted no time invading Weber’s space. Aaron Hauck and Melissa Singer battle out eighth position. Lap 7 brought out our first of four cautions when two cars tangled and spun facing oncoming traffic. Lee regained control of the field with Don SorceJ Jr. working his way through traffic after being the alternate. Two separate cautions in lap 17 rearranging the field significantly when 6 different drivers would restart in the back of the pack. Realigning the field we notice Don Sorce Jr. moved into fourth. Second place Aaron Stolp got a little crossed up causing him to lose a few positions. Final caution results in Tim Simon being penalized two spots for previously jumping the restart. Roger Lee (Windlake) managed to cross the checkers first with Dan Sorce (Franklin) second followed by Don Sorce Jr. (West Allis), Mark Fieber (Plymouth) and Aaron Stolp (Milwaukee). Hard Charger passing 17 cars was Donny Sorce Jr. B-Main Finish: Ben Konen (Richfield), Mark Fieber (Plymouth), Patt Marcott, Tyler Kulow (New Holstein)and alternate Don Sorce Jr. (West Allis). Heat Winners: Brad Lubach (Kiel), Brandon Frank (Sheboygan) and Dan Sorce (Franklin)

Spectator Eliminators made up of eight drivers with single elimination were the last attraction for the evening with the winner Bill Singer (Random Lake) in his 2005 Mitsubishi advancing on to the final held during the Sheboygan County Fair.

Trophy sponsorship for the evening was Recognition Specialists, Inc. Please join us next week for a full PDTR program and extra purse for Aldag-Honald Mechanical Sprints. For more information please check out our website at www.plymouthpdtr.com.

 

 

Double X Speedway California, MO July 27, 2014

 By Dean Reichel

The next to last night of Sunday Night Thunder at Double-X Speedway for 2014 brought a new group of competitors to the track in the form of the "Battle of the Badges" law enforcement race. These drivers had many excited fans to watch them do battle at the California, MO track. Also on the card were the ever popular street stocks, hobby stock and winged sprint cars. Leading off the feature events was the street stock division. At the drop of the green, front row starters Cliff Champney and John Clancy tangled in turn one bringing out the yellow, both drivers were able to restart at the rear of the field. Andrew Roark led lap one but he too brought out a caution flag which put Harlan Dowell at the point. Dowell was challenged hard by young Cole Henson with Henson leading lap 5 and Dowell reclaiming the lead on lap 6 as a caution for lapped car Jake Dent brought the field to Dowell's rear bumper. Dowell's time at the front was short lived as sixth starting Steve Beach moved into the top spot on lap seven. Dowell would give chase until tire issues forced him pit side. Cole Henson and John Clancy would challenge each other while keeping the leader in sight. Beach would lead the remainder of the event with Clancy second, Henson third, Roark fourth and Dylan Bias in fifth. Heat races were claimed by Champney and Clancy. A special Dash for Cash in memory of Terry Turpin was ran by the top two finishers in each heat race inverted by their finishing position. Claiming the $150 cash was last starting John Clancy.

The Hobby Stock cars were next up for their feature event with heat race winners Gage Wineland and Kevin Prall leading the field to green. It was a familiar sight as Wineland moved in to the lead followed by Cole Canada and Will Register. Eddie Lavery III was making his presence known moving to the fourth position by lap two. This would be the running order until a caution by Katie Goodson on lap 7 would bunch the field behind the leaders. Cole Canada stopped on the track during the yellow relegating him to the tail of the field on the restart. Wineland was not to be denied as he claimed another feature victory at Double-X this season. Following him under the checkered flag were Lavery, Register, Mike Schrader and Chuck Coffey completing the top five.

The third feature on the track were the visiting members of the law enforcement community for the "Battle of the Badges". With lights flashing and the crowd cheering on their favorites Travis Yeager and Mike Dierkes paced the field. Dierkes moved in to the lead for the first seven laps with Aaron Bolinger moving to the point four circuits before surrendering the lead to Jason Worthley who would hold off his challengers to claim the victory. Following Worthley across the stripe were Fred Stotler, Bolinger, Kyle McIntyre and Dan Schroeder. Law enforcement agencies from all across the state were represented in this event and they had a loyal legion of fans to cheer them on. Heat races were claimed by Yeager and Dierkes.

The winged sprint cars completed their feature event by running the entire 25 lap race without a caution flag. Jonathan Cornell outpaced fellow front row starter Kyle Bellm on lap one and that was all Cornell would need as he claimed yet another feature event at Double-X. Bellm would keep Cornell in his sights the entire race but was unable to mount a challenge and would settle for second. Tenth starting Taylor Walton would bring his yellow number 15 machine home in third followed by Evan Martin and Tyler Blank rounding out the top five. Three qualifying heat races set the feature line up, these heats were claimed by Bellm, Cornell and Brad Ryun.

The 25th season of racing will draw to a close next Sunday night at Double X with street stocks, hobby stocks, winged sprint cars and 600cc winged micro sprints on hand. After the races, the awards will be handed out and the top point earners in each division will be honored. Powder puff and mechanic races will follow the award presentation.

Results 7/27/2014--

Street Stocks-- Feature Event-- 1. 10-Steve Beach, Eldon; 2. 8-John Clancy, California; 3. 31c-Cole Henson, Russellville; 4. 17-Andrew Roark, Henley; 5. 43-Dylan Bias, Centertown; 6. 6-Cliff Champney, Holt Summit; 7. 38-Jake Dent, California; 8. 29-Harlan Dowell, Tipton; 9. 29d-Curt Turpin, Jefferson City; 10. 15-Destiny Dowell, Tipton (DNS)

Terry Turpin Memorial Dash for Cash-- 1. Clancy; 2. Roark; 3. H. Dowell; 4. Champney

Heat 1-- 1. Champney; 2. H. Dowell; 3. Henson; 4. Bias; 5. Dent Heat 2-- 1. Clancy; 2. Roark; 3. Beach; 4. D. Dowell; 5. Turpin

Hobby Stocks-- Feature-- 1. 12g-Gage Wineland, Syracuse; 2. 4-Eddie Lavery III, Tipton; 3. 77-Will Register, Sedalia; 4. 11-Mike Schrader, Sedalia; 5. 171-Chuck Coffey, Windsor; 6. 14-Kevin Prall, Sedalia; 7. 10x-Cole Canada, Fulton; 8. 15-Katie Goodson, Sedalia; 9. 4a-Laura Atkinson, Eldon; 10. 7x-Ricky Cross, St. James; 11. 88-Rodger Deatherage, Windsor; 12. 8-Bryan Alumbaugh, Tipton; 13. 2x-Rudy Wirts, California

Heat 1-- 1. Wineland; 2. Canada; 3. Cross; 4. Schrader; 5. Coffey; 6. Deatherage; 7. Wirts Heat 2-- 1. Prall; 2. Register; 3. Lavery; 4. Goodson; 5. Alumbaugh; 6. Atkinson

Battle of the Badges-- Feature-- 1. 1298-Jason Worthley, MO Highway Patrol; 2. 18s-Fred Stotler, St. Charles County Sheriffs Dept.; 3. 13-Aaron Bolinger, Cole County Sheriffs Dept.; 4. 501-Kyle McIntyre, Holts Summit PD; 5. 1- Dan Schroeder, St. Louis County PD; 6. 10-49-Mike Saunders, MO Dept. of Corrections Fulton Diagnostic Center; 7. 3-Mike Dierkes, St. Louis COunty PD; 8. 401-Trampus Jackson, Stover PD; 9. 2-Mike Kennedy, St. Louis County PD; 10. 27-Chris Carrigan, Jasper County Sheriffs Office; 11. 53-Travis Yeager, Versailles PD; 12. 16-Jason Conn, Miller County Sheriffs Office; 13. 95- Mike Nienhaus, Morgan County Sheriffs Office

Heat 1-- 1. Yeager; 2. Bolinger; 3. Schroeder; 4. Carrigan; 5. Saunders; 6. Nienhaus; 7. Jackson Heat 2-- 1. Dierkes; 2. Worthley; 3. Stotler; 4. McIntyre; 5. Conn; 6. Kennedy

Winged Sprint Cars-- Feature-- 1. 28-Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia; 2.86-Kyle Bellm, Nixa; 3. 15-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg; 4. 4-Evan Martin, California; 5. 75-Tyler Blank, California; 6. 0-Randy Martin, California; 7. 1X-Brad Ryun, Higginsville; 8. 34-Corey Nelson, Eugene; 9. 65-TJ Muths, Sedalia; 10. 38-Cody Baker, Lone Jack; 11. 11w-Wyatt Burks, Topeka KS; 12. 24-Lanny Carpenter, Clarksburg; 13. 5-Matt Close, LaMonte; 14. 18x-Nathan Ryun, Higginsville; 15. XX-AJ Wirts, California; 16. 9-Casey Baker, Lone Jack; 17. 49B-Ben Brown, Marshall; 18. 49E-Tyler Elliott, California; 19. 82-Vinny Ward, Warrenton (DNS)

Heat 1-- 1. Bellm; 2. Blank; 3. Close; 4. Wirts; 5. Brown; 6. Ward; 7. Carpenter Heat 2-- 1. Cornell; 2. Elliott; 3. R. Martin; 4. Walton; 5. Burks; 6. N. Ryun Heat 3-- 1. B. Ryun; 2. E. Martin; 3. Muths; 4. Nelson; 5. Ca. Baker; 6. Co. Baker (DNS)

 

 

"Brown first-time Angell Park winner" "Ehrke tops micro field"

By Bryan Gapinski Sun Prairie, Wis., July 27--- Austin Brown won the “78th Anniversary Night" 30-lap Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Series feature Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. Brown became the fourth first-time feature winner at the track this season. Jake Blackhurst took the lead at the start, and opened up a four car-length advantage over the Brown when the caution appeared on Lap 5 for a slowing car. Blackhurst, Brown, Tyler Thomas, and Brandon Waelti led a four-car breakaway from the remainder of the field. Thomas moved into third place on Lap 12. Blackhurst held a two-car length lead at the midway point. Brown using lapped traffic passed Blackhurst for the lead entering Turn 3 on Lap 21. Two laps later Blackhurst’s run ended when he stalled on the track bringing out the caution flag. On the restart Brown jumped to a three-car length lead over Thomas. Brown continued increasing his lead each lap, finishing two seconds ahead of Thomas who earlier in the night captured fast time, and victories in the trophy dash and heat race. Andrew Felker, Brandon Waelti, and David Gough completed top five. “This is great to finally get a victory here” commented Brown who drove the Kenny Brown Racing owned Boss/Toyota No. 7, becoming the 140th different midget feature winner in the tracks 68-year history. Norm Ehrke scored a wire-to-wire victory winning the 20-lap Badger 600 Micro Series. The victory was his second of the season for the Edgerton, Wis. driver. Ehrke finished ahead of Zach Boden, Matt Paderta, Jake Reif, and series points leader Brandon Sletten.

SUMMARY MIDGETS 30-lap Feature: 1. Austin Brown; 2. Tyler Thomas; 3. Andrew Felker; 4. Brandon Waelti; 5. David Gough; 6. Kevin Olson; 7. Cody Weisensel; 8. Kurt Mayhew; 9. Katlynn Lehr; 10. Jake Blackhurst; 11. Robbie Ray; 12. Bobby Ollerman; 13. Buddy Luebke; 14. Eric Johnson. 16. Katlynn Lehr; 17. Brandon Waelti. 10-lap Heat Race Winners: Thomas, Blackhurst. 6-lap Trophy Dash Winner: Thomas. Fast Time: Thomas, 14.662 seconds. Cars Present: 14 Feature Lap Leaders: Blackhurst 1-21, Brown 22-30.

MICROS 20-lap Feature: 1. Norm Ehrke; 2. Zach Boden; 3. Matt Paderta; 4. Jake Reif; 5. Brandon Sletten; 6. Will Gerrits; 7. Chad Bogar; 8. Dusty Gerrits; 9. Ben Paderta; 10. Jason Dull; 11. Tyler Brabant; 12. Preston Benisch; 13. Jake Goeglein; 14. Tory Strauss; 15. Jerry Reif; 16. Brian Haugland. 10-lap Heat Race Winners: W. Gerrits, Jake Reif. Cars Present: 16 Feature Lap Leaders: Ehrke 1-20. #

 

 

Bubak Scorches URSS Field in Hugoton

With the heat index at 105, Colorado’s Jake Bubak proved he was as hot as the temperature coming from his 12th starting position to take the lead on the 23rd lap and cruise to his 5th United Rebel Sprint Series feature win of the season at Dirtona Raceway in Hugoton, Kansas on Saturday night.

Dodge City’s Keefe Hemel and Forgan, Oklahoma’s Kaden Taylor brought the field to the green flag with Hemel jumping out to an early lead followed by Taylor, Caldwell, Zac Taylor, and Rick Salem rounding out the top 5 after the first lap.

Bubak would crack the top 5 on the 5th lap when a caution flag flew on lap 6 for Jeremy Huish and Gavin Stout.

By lap 7. Bubak would move by Caldwell for 4th and begin pressuring Zac Taylor for the show position and moved by Taylor on lap 12.

On lap 15, Hemel would slide up the track and both Kaden Taylor and Bubak overtook him for 1st and 2nd. Bubak would continue heavy pressure both high and low on Kaden Taylor until one little bobble from Taylor allowed Bubak to take the lead on the 23rd lap and cruise to his 5th win of the season.

Kaden Taylor would finish 2nd with Zac Taylor 3rd, Keefe Hemel 4th and Cody Caldwell to round out the top 5.

In Victory Lane, Bubak praised his Dad, Rich Bubak for making adjustments to the car in the push off lane, to give himself a perfect set-up for the win on a rubbered-down race track.

Heats were won by Zac Taylor, Cody Caldwell and Brian Herbert

Jake Bubak also took home the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger Award, moving up 11 positions for the win.

Feature Results:

1 Jake Bubak

2 Kaden Taylor

3 Zac Taylor

4 Keefe Hemel

5 Cody Caldwell

6 Brian Herbert

7 Luke Cranston

8 Steven Richardson

9 Koby Walters

10 Zach Blurton

11 Jordan Randles

12 Jed Werner

13 Tron Stegman

14 Brandon Sprott

15 Rick Salem DNF

16Gavin Stout DNF

17 Jeremy Huish DNF

 

 

PROCK EARNS 3RD STARS MIDGETS VICTORY OF 2014 IN “BOB TATTERSALL CHALLENGE”
July 26, 2014
By: Rich Murray
(Morris, Illinois) - To finish first, you must first finish. This old proverb was never more apparent than it was during Saturday night’s D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midget feature at Grundy County Speedway. In the 30-lap war of attrition, several front runners suffered mechanical trouble that relegated them to the pit area while only five cars were able to make their equipment last the distance. In the end, it was 18-year-old Avon, Indiana resident Austin Prock who was able to weather the storm of futility and enable himself to bask in the limelight of victory lane once again in 2014 after winning the “Bob Tattersall Challenge.”
In qualifying, Danville, Indiana’s Kyle Hamilton posted the top speed of 14.382 seconds (83.354 mph) around the 1/3-mile paved oval. In heat race one, it was Plainfield, Illinois newlywed, Tyler Baran who scooted off from his starting position on the pole to take top honors in front of the Hamilton brothers (Nick and Kyle). The second heat race featured 2013 Bob Tattersall Hard Charger Award recipient, Austin Prock, navigating his way from the fourth starting spot to earn the victory over Ryan Probst and Nick Wagner.
Due to the eight car inversion, fast qualifier Kyle Hamilton started from the outside of the fourth row. It was an all Illinois front row featuring New Lenox’s Ryan Probst and Channahon’s Billy Hulbert leading the field to the green flag. Probst got the jump on the start and took a stranglehold of the top spot during the opening laps. Yet, it was Kyle Hamilton who showed his meddle by passing five cars in the first seven laps to maneuver into the third spot behind Probst and Prock.
The first caution of the night came out when Kyle O’Gara and Hulbert made contact with each other in turn three on lap eight while battling for the fourth position. Hulbert dropped out of the race due to the incident while O’Gara was able to continue, albeit with a bent right front and without right front brakes. The caution erased the gap that Probst had built while running at the front. However, on the restart, Probst was able to maintain the top spot while Prock and Kyle Hamilton waged in a war for second place. On lap 12, Hamilton was finally able to grab second at the flag stand after getting a strong run off of turn four. As Hamilton closed on the tail tank of race leader, Probst, on lap 14, Hamilton’s car suddenly slowed down and came to a stop in turn three with engine trouble. It was a disappointing end for the 22-year old driver who had earned the fast qualifier award in the previous two races and won the most recent STARS race on July 5th.
On the ensuing restart with 16 laps to go, Prock, while running second, was able to motor by Probst on the inside to take the lead for good. As Prock took a commanding lead and distanced himself from the rest of the field, the battles behind him kept the crowd entertained. Nick Baran, who welcomed his newborn son, Luke, into the world the previous day, moved himself into third place by passing Nick Hamilton with 14 laps remaining. Second place-running Ryan Probst fell to the wayside with a driveshaft problem with 11 laps to go, which moved Nick Baran into second and Nick Hamilton into third.
While coming to the white flag, Nick Baran, who was running in second place and just within reach of earning his best career STARS finish, began to slow and became yet another victim of mechanical misfortune with engine woes. It was Austin Prock, however, who was able to capitalize and take his third STARS victory of the season at Grundy County while also extending his points lead in the STARS Midgets standings. Rounding out the top five were the only other drivers who completed all 30 circuits: Nick Hamilton, O’Gara, Tyler Baran, and Tyler Trainor, who shares the same hometown, Streator, Illinois, as Bob Tattersall did.
Prock acknowledged that he did not have the fastest car in the field, but he still had the vibe that if there was an opportunity to get the lead, he would have to take advantage of it. As it turns out, opportunity knocked at Prock’s door on the finial restart.
“The 99 (Probst) was a rocket ship and the only place I knew I could get by him was on the restart,” Prock said. On both previous restarts, I saw him push on the entry, so I just assumed he would do that on that restart. I gave him a little bit of a nudge, but not too much, got him up a groove, went under him, and never looked back.”
Prock now holds a commanding 118-point lead over Tyler Trainor in the STARS Midgets point standings with six races remaining. Despite the season championship being within Prock’s sight, he contends that he is not going to start points racing and is actually still seeking improvement for the team.
“I really do want to win the championship, but I’m just here to win races,” Prock said. “We got a lot of work to do on this racecar. It really hasn’t showed its full potential yet. We’re just going to keep picking at it and hopefully keep picking off these wins too.”
In other action at Grundy County, Patrick Bruns earned a complete sweep of the night by qualifying with the quickest time, winning his heat race, and taking the checkered flag in the 36-lap feature after passing his Mike Wallace Racing teammate, Jimmy Clark, for the win with 20 laps remaining. Also earning a sweep on the night was Dallas Frueh in the CSR Super Cups. Frueh continued his dominant season at Grundy County by collecting his fourth feature win in four tries at the track this season. Anthony Metallo held off a race-long challenge from Cullen Camasta to take the INEX Legends victory. Tom Schnabel won his heat and parlayed that into his third Classic Modified feature win of the year at Grundy County.
STARS racing action resumes next Saturday night, August 2nd with the Illinois State Championship presented by Chicagoland Speedway. The race is a makeup of the rained out event that was to take place on July 12th. The event is also round one of the Safety-Kleen Triple Crown. Also on tap along with the STARS National Midgets are the Illini Racing Series Midgets, CSR Super Cups, INEX Legends, and Classic Modifieds. Adult tickets are just $12. Kids age 5-12 get in for $2. Children age 4 and under are free! Grandstands open up at 5 p.m. Racing starts at 6:30 p.m. Grundy County Speedway is located one mile north of I-80 on Route 47 in Morris, Illinois.

 

 

 

Hall roars to “Dozier Classic” victory

Marysville, CA. Oroville’s “Hammer Down” Heath Hall roared to a sparkling victory in Saturday night’s 8th annual Rich Dozier Classic winged sprint car race at Marysville Raceway Park. Yuba City’s Phillip Shelby won the companion MRP Super Stock feature. Yuba City’s Jimmy Ford bested the MRP Mini Stock field as Eddie Hammett won the laurels in the Hobby Stock main. Lady racer Misty Castleberry started a new win streak in an entertaining Pro 4 ride to the checkers.

The “Rich Dozier Classic” was just that, a classic. A full field of lightning fast winged 360 sprint cars took the green flag with Hall and Jason Sanders of Prunedale, on the front row. Sanders, a veteran of the California Sprint Car Civil War tried to out-gun Hall to turn one, but, local star Hall wasn’t having any of it. The pair raced side by side through turns one, two and up the back stretch. At turn three they were still side by side, but Sanders’ car bounced and started a wild ride through the night air. The red lights around the raceway flashed on and Sanders was immediately serviced by MRP’s crack fire and rescue team as the car rocked to a stop, upside down. Sanders was OK and wanted the corner workers to flip his car back on its wheels.

Sanders’ car hit left side over on the wing, lessening the blow to the chassis. When the car was righted, it rolled. An effort was made to re-secure the damaged wing and Sanders pushed off to rejoin the race. He would charge to a twelfth place finish. Sanders’ crash was the only caution flag of the evening in the class.

On the restart Hall, in the Hight Family 14h was flawless as he rocketed away from the field. Point leader John Michael Bunch jumped into second, but nobody had anything for Hall. In a swirl of 100+ mph open wheel jousting, amazingly enough, every car that started in the field finished the race.

The biggest mover of the race was sixteenth starting Matt Peterson of Wilton. Peterson races almost exclusively with the Civil War Series. The youngster charged to an impressive fourth place finish behind Hall, Bunch and Placerville’s Jake Morgan.

This was Hall’s second trip in three years to victory lane in the “Rich Dozier Classic”.

Hall noted that, “It is great to have a race in Rich’s (Dozier) name here. I don’t know of anyone who has helped more racers than Rich.” He went on, “There were nights that I wouldn’t have been able to race without his help.” He turned to Dozier and shook his hand in victory lane.

It was an emotional victory lane for Hall who had to drop out of the championship point hunt due to a medical condition that kept him from competing last week. He is completely recovered, but now he doesn’t have to worry about points. Winning is all he wants to do and that could be tough on everybody else. The race paid $1500 to win with Contingency Connection Bonuses providing some $1300 in additional awards

The MRP Super Stock feature was a wild one as Yuba City’s Phillip Shelby flew through a fine field of racers to win from the third row.

Early race leader Rick Dozier of Marysville and Shelby slugged it out when Shelby finally arrived at the front. There’s some history between the two talented racers and Shelby knew it. The duel was tense, but Shelby finally motored on by when Dozier made the slightest miscue in turn three on lap six. Shelby was gone after that and Dozier succumbed to a mechanical malady shortly thereafter.

Championship contender James Castleberry was on his game Saturday after a, thus far, frustrating year. Castleberry could not catch Shelby as the laps wound down, but James was flying at the end of the event and finished a fine second. Yuba City’s Brent Hall performed some late race heroics of his own as he finally bested a tenacious Mike Walko to the line for third. Twin brother Corey Hall was fifth. Bay area driver Walko has been in the hunt in each of the last three events.

Point leader and area stock car racing legend Jerry Bartlett of Yuba City was unable to answer the call when the feature event rolled out. His point lead evaporated at the same time and Shelby will be the new leader when Saturday’s events become official on Tuesday.

Bartlett, in his final season as a driver, was reported to have been injured slightly when his drive line malfunctioned early in the evening and a part hit Bartlett in the process. Bartlett, up until Saturday, had shown considerable fortitude in his final year by jumping to the top of the standings.

Misty Castleberry grabbed yet another checkered flag in the Pro 4 feature, but this time it was by no means an easy victory.

A race-long duel with five time champion Tim Maclaughlin of Colusa was a thriller. Maclaughlin jumped to a quick lead with a bold move from his second row starting position and he started to pull away in the opening five laps.

Castleberry was mired deep in the field and carved her way into second with slick moves of her own. After that, it was on between the two champions. Castleberry tried high and low to eclipse Maclaughlin, but each time Maclaughlin passed the start/finish line he was on top.

A late race yellow bunched the field for the final three laps and Maclaughlin looked to be the odds-on favorite. But, with two to go Maclaughlin sailed into three just a little high and Castleberry pounced. When the checkers flew Castleberry had won and started another chapter in her dominance of the class.

The MRP Mini Stock event was punctuated by a series of caution flags and a monster hit into the front stretch wall by championship contender Kyle Davey of Yuba City.

Yuba City’s Jimmy Ford was in control from the drop of the green and won the event. The early race duel between Ford and Davey came to an end when an apparent front end failure tossed Davey’s car nearly head on into the front stretch concrete. The track video clearly shows what appears to be the car’s mechanical failure and Davey’s tough hit into the wall. The car continued, at speed, into turn one until it finally came to rest after it plowed into the infield barriers.

Davey was rocked by the impact, but after a few minutes to gather himself up, the three time winner walked gingerly to the pits unaided.

Ford was declared the winner at the next caution as the decimated field had but three cars running after the time consuming crash fest. James Foster was second and Robert Letzinger was third.

The MRP Hobby Stock closer was all Eddie Hammett. The championship point leader was in complete control throughout the evening after arch rival Jeremy Hammons of Yuba City melted his motor in preliminary action.

Next Saturday night is the Billy Knoop Memorial Race. This annual event is a tribute to the former MRP Super Stock champion who lost his life in a motorcycle accident. This is an event not to be missed.

The MRP Winged Sprint Cars will return along with MRP’s Wingless Sprint Car Series. The MRP Super Stocks will also be back along with the MRP Hobby Stocks. The California Hardtop Vintage Racers will make another stop at MRP for some great 60s style racing action.

Gates open at 5 with racing at 7.

Look for the latest updates at www.marysvilleracewaypark.com or at the Marysville Raceway Park Facebook page.

 

 

Virginia Sprint Series Race#12 Saturday July 26th 2014 IMCA RaceSaver Mid-Atlantic Div. Natural Bridge Speedway Natural Bridge, Va.

Brian Lawson’s Long Road to Bridge Win

Brain Lawson has had an up and down year after winning a pavement race early in the year they have had some car problems but it all came good on the fast track at Natural Bridge. Glenn Worrell and Ryan Price won their heats before it was off to feature time. Chris Ware and Eliah Omwake paced the field to green with Omwake up high and wide open quickly as the high line was working for him as he streaked away. Glenn Worrell made a move on Ware and took off after Omwake as the non-stop feature clicked away Omwake was flying and Worrell was now having to deal with Ryan Price and Brian Lawson. Half way flags were shown with Omwake still out front but they were just catching the back of the field and Lawson got to second and was reeling Omwake in. The traffic was helping Lawson as his car was better down low and he swept in to the lead with six to go and Ryan Price was looking smooth and fast as he got by Omwake for second spot. Lawson was set for the dash to the checkers with Price trying everything to close in but it was going to be Lawsons night as he flashed under the checkered flag first with a few car lengths to spare. At the line it was Brian Lawson, Ryan Price, Eliah Omwake, Anthony Linkenhoker, Jerald Harris, Tom Humphries, Glenn Worrell, French Grimes, Troy Severin, Chris Ware, Carl Simmons, Charlie Ware, Kevin Fletcher, JD Coats and Micheal Keeton. Next week is and off weekend before the series heads back to Shenandoah Speedway for a pavement race on Saturday night August 9th. Thank you for your support Jim Haines Virginia Sprint Series RaceSaver Sprint Series IMCA RaceSaver Series

 

BICKETT WINS COFFEE CUP FUEL STOPS SPECIAL

by Steve Zwemke (HARTFORD, S.D.) -- As Ryan Bickett celebrated on the top wing of his Sprint Car, he reflected on a season of ups and downs. Bickett, the 2013 track champion, had yet to see victory lane before Saturday night. "I almost forgot where it was," he exclaimed after leading all 20 laps of the Coffee Cup Fuel Stops 360 Sprint Car special. Bickett almost lost the lead on three occasions as the field raced through slower traffic. Each time, Bickett was slowed by a backmarker which allowed Troy Schreurs to pull alongside the leader. Schreurs, however, had difficulty in holding his momentum once clearing said backmarkers. It was a problem that eventually allowed Dusty Ballenger to get around Schreurs late in the race. Bickett said, "It's not easy with these guys. Every one of these guys is good out here." Tommy Barber stormed to third late in the race. He was followed by Schreurs in fourth and Joe Riedel in fifth. It was a game of "Catch-22" in the Express Copy and Printing Late Model Street Stocks. Gary Brown Jr. dominated the field in a division that has been razor-close this year. "We've had a lot of highs and we've had a lot of lows this season," Brown said. The Street Stock ace won three features and was runner-up twice in the first six weeks of racing. Since then, mechanical problems forced a pair of DNFs. Brown checked out on the field to lead all 15 laps Saturday night for his fourth win of 2014. Points leader Travis Schreurs was sent to the back of the field after a second lap caution after getting together with Matt Jensen. Schreurs raced his way back up to seventh. The difference allowed Brown to climb to within 15 points of Schreurs in the standings. John Hoing finished second, Kipp De Groot was third and Brad Van Voorst came from 13th to fourth. "Either I wreck something or it's mechanical. It's feels good to get the monkey off my back," said Dustin Kruse who has been so close to victory lane in several trips to I-90 Speedway. It seemed odd that Kruse was without a win at the track when checking the records! But Kruse led all 15 laps of Saturday's USRA B-Modified feature with Cody Ahrendt and Tim Dann right behind him at the finish line. Tim Dann's third place finish allowed him to take over the points lead from Brock Hess. Dann, the defending B-Mod champion, now leads Dave Kennedy by 11 points. For many, the green/white/checker finish of the USRA Hobby Stock A-Main made up for a race plagued by caution flags and the time limit. The race was red-flagged on the third lap as Charlie Koepp made contact with the outside wall on the frontstretch. After more cautions, track officials dropped the feature to a green/white/checker finish that saw Zach Olivier scoot past Brian Hoing in the final corner to take his third win of the season. "I love this track," said Olivier in victory lane. For his efforts, he took home a five-foot-tall trophy which flagman Chuck Hanisch sponsors once each season. Hoing hung on for second with Dustin Gulbrandson a close third. Mike Chaney was involved in an early accident on the frontstretch. He was unable to continue, causing him to lose the points lead to Gulbrandson. The Fast Auto Wash Super Chargers experienced a 40-minute delay just one lap into their heat race. With the track still slick, three drivers got sideways in turns three and four. Justin Peterson rolled violently and ended up on his side. He was able to stand outside his car under his own power, although he was transported for observation. In the feature, Michalob Voeltz passed Laura Ebbesen on the second lap and then outdistanced the field for his fifth win in just eight starts. Schoeneman's Building Materials Center presents Paramount Racing Series action this Saturday night with hot laps beginning at 6:30 p.m. Racing follows at 7:00. In two weeks the Late Models return to I-90 Speedway for one night as Arby's presents the Late Model Challenge ($750 to win/$200 to start). For more information, log onto www.i90speedway.com, like I-90 Speedway on Facebook and follow on Twitter @racei90.

RESULTS SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014 360 SPRINT CARS A Feature: 1. Ryan Bickett, 2. Dusty Ballenger, 3. Tommy Barber, 4. Troy Schreurs, 5. Joe Riedel, 6. Eric Lutz, 7. Kevin Flowers, 8. Justin Glaser, 9. Dale Furby, 10. Denzil Smith Jr., 11. Justin Jacobsma, 12. Matt Ziebarth, 13. Zeb Larsen, 14. Ben Waxdahl Heat Winners: Joe Riedel, Tommy Barber LATE MODEL STREET STOCKS A Feature: 1. Gary Brown Jr., 2. John Hoing, 3. Kipp De Groot, 4. Brad Van Voorst, 5. Zach Van Voorst, 6. Billy Prouty, 7. Travis Schreurs, 8. Cory Yeigh, 9. Brett Larsen, 10. Matt Jensen, 11. David Kuchta, 12. Jim Hoing, 13. Brylee Gough, 14. Kevin Larson, 15. Aaron Penning Heat Winners: Matt Jensen, Gary Brown Jr. USRA B-MODIFIEDS A Feature: 1. Dustin Kruse, 2. Cody Ahrendt, 3. Tim Dann, 4. Nick Barger, 5. Marty Myers, 6. Tyler Tesch, 7. Dave Kennedy, 8. Doug Wallis, 9. Rodney Cook, 10. Chris Goetz, 11. Bryan Park, 12. Dennis Martin Heat Winners: Dustin Kruse, Cody Ahrendt USRA HOBBY STOCKS A Feature: 1. Zach Olivier, 2. Brian Hoing, 3. Dustin Gulbrandson, 4. Travis Vanden Top, 5. Aaron Van Voorst, 6. Jason Bradley, 7. Tim Waltner, 8. Brandon Erickson, 9. Michael Pechous, 10. Dave Erickson, 11. Brian Campbell, 12. Matt Grisham, 13. Logan Fitzpatrick, 14. Charlie Koepp, 15. Mike Chaney, 16. Andrew Siemonsma, 17. Don Brady Jr. (DNS) Heat Winners: Brian Hoing, Aaron Van Voorst, Zach Oliver SUPER CHARGERS A Feature: 1. Michalob Voeltz, 2. Laura Ebbesen, 3. Chad Carpenter, 4. Josh Lien, 5. Justin Peterson (DNS) Heat Winner: Michalob Voeltz

 

 

PARTIN CAPTURES 2nd WIN OF SEASON

Ryan Partin makes his first visit at North Florida Speedway count as he picks up his second win of the season in the Southern States Midget Series. Partin driving the Mike Partin prepared Higgs Auto Paint/FloridaSprintCarFans.Com/Foz/Sparr Racing midget was fast all night by winning his heat and giving him a front row starting spot. Darrin Davis had accumulated the most passing points and chose the outside as P-1. At the drop of the green it was Davis's Lucas Oil/Super Shox/Focus/Eagle midget that jumped to an early lead but Partin virtually side by side for 3 laps until Davis's Lucas Oil team mate Trey Pearson throwing a huge slide job going into 3 and going to the bottom on the next lap sliding under Partin for the lead. Partin and Pearson swapped the lead a few times as both ran wheel to wheel side by side until a Pearson started having the RR go down and tighten the car up at the end. With only a couple laps left last weeks winner Dillon Buhr passes Pearson for second after having to start in the back due to SSMS rules were the previous week winner must start last. Buhr showed the win was no fluke as he ended up finishing second. Top 5 was Partin-Buhr-Pearson-Davis-Jordan. Next race for the SSMS is Aug. 9 at North Florida Speedway in Lake City Florida.

 

 

Jared Kern Outguns URSS Field in Dodge City

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 25, 2014) –Jared Kern survived a last-lap bid from Zach Blurton among others in heavy traffic to win Friday night’s 25-lap United Rebel Sprint Series feature atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval that headlined First Responders Night.

Pole starter Kern outgunned Kaden Taylor for the point at the drop of the green flag and fought off a challenge eight laps in from Koby Walters to retain command when the first of two cautions appeared after ten laps for Jake Bubak’s turn one spin.

With Kern out front, Luke Cranston and Zach Blurton made quick work of Walters to move up to second and third, respectively, before the next caution appeared three laps later for a Jeremy Huish spin in turn four.

Kern took off once again on the restart with Cranston trying the top side of the track, only to open the door for Blurton to scoot by on the bottom into second.

Approaching traffic as the final laps clicked off, Blurton and Cranston closed in on Kern’s tailtank as the white flag flew. Kern disposed of one lapped car then moved up the track coming off of turn four for the final time, with Blurton trying to squeeze by underneath to make it the second last-corner win in as many URSS events at DCRP.

Kern held on by a car-length to take the win ahead of Blurton with Cranston and Steven Richardson a close third and fourth in the last-lap scramble. “I was getting close to those lapped cars, I was kind of trying to time it where I wouldn’t get to them before the race was over,” Kern explained in victory lane after becoming the 11th different winner in the last 12 URSS events at DCRP. “I knew someone was back there but I didn’t have any idea how close they were.”

Gavin Stout charged from 17th to round out the top five ahead of Brian Herbert and Jed Werner, with points leader Bubak rebounding from his early spin to salvage an eighth-place finish. Kevin Schramek and Kris Moore completed the top ten.

Stout also earned the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger award charging from 17th to 5th.

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 2j-Zach Blurton, 2. 97-Brian Herbert, 3. 33-Koby Walters, 4. 007k-Jared Kern, 5. 11-Keefe Hemel, 6. 1x-Cody Lampe, 7. 18-Brandon Sprott.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 9x-Jake Bubak, 2. 95-Gavin Stout, 3. 49-Kris Moore, 4. 77-Cody Caldwell, 5. 4s-Kevin Schramek, 6. 88j-Jeremy Huish.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 20-Luke Cranston, 2. 16k-Kaden Taylor, 3. 0-Steven Richardson, 4. 50-Jed Werner, 5. 911-Rick Salem, 6. 51r-Ross Essenburg.

"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 007k-Jared Kern, 2. 2j-Zach Blurton, 3. 20-Luke Cranston, 4. 0-Steven Richardson, 5. 95-Gavin Stout, 6. 97-Brian Herbert, 7. 50-Jed Werner, 8. 9x-Jake Bubak, 9. 4s-Kevin Schramek, 10. 49-Kris Moore, 11. 77-Cody Caldwell, 12. 911-Rick Salem, 13. 33-Koby Walters, 14. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 15. 88j-Jeremy Huish, 16. 16k-Kaden Taylor, 17. 1x-Cody Lampe. DNS: 11-Keefe Hemel, 18-Brandon Sprott.

Lap Leaders: Jared Kern 1-2

 

 

Cam Schafer Captures Fifth TSCS Win With Cedar Lake Speedway Victory New Richmond, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-26-14)

A late addition to the UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series schedule certainly proved to be a good choice, as the non-winged sprints put on very good show for the fans during the Summer Sprint Special at the Cedar Lake Speedway on Saturday July 26. When the final checkers waved, Cam Schafer of Clearbrook, MN raced to his fifth TSCS win of the season and his first career at the popular western Wisconsin 3/8 mile dirt oval. Cam celebrated his win in Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup Victory Lane with his father Dave. For Schafer, it was his ninth win in the series since coming on board last season as a regular competitor. The win also allowed Schafer to slip past Rob Caho, Jr. in the current GRP Motorsports TSCS point standings, as the pair have been swapping the top spot over the past couple of weeks. By all indications, the battle for the series championship is looking like it be up for grabs right through the final race of the season.

With an impressive thunderhead cloud to the northeast of the track, the Traditional sprint feature rolled out for their 25 lap main event. Caho was the high point driver following the heat races and he drew the six pill for the feature race invert. This put rookie Mike Walters and Mike Mueller on the front row. Walters, who nearly had a win a couple weeks ago at the Open Wheel Nationals, grabbed the early lead with a pack of cars right behind him including Schafer, Caho and the hottest driver during the month of July, Mike Mueller. The red light blinked on with 10 laps scored when Johnny Parsons III hooked one of the buried infield tires in turn four and rolled over. Parsons was okay but out of action.

Four laps after the race restarted, Schafer was finally able to get by Walters for the lead. Walters, Caho and Mueller continued a torrid battle for the runner-up spot for pretty much the rest of the race. One final caution with 19 laps in for a Jake Hendrickson spin in turn two bunched up the field, but Schafer was able to reestablish his lead and drove to victory. The battle for second was not decided until the last few laps, as Walters regained the spot from Mueller. Jake Kouba and Chase Viebrock had joined the pack of cars and settled for fourth and fifth. Caho slipped back to sixth at the finish.

Heat races were won by Jake Kouba and Chase Viebrock. In the first heat, Brad Nelson slammed into the back stretch concrete wall and rolled over 3 or 4 times in a spectacular-looking crash. Most importantly the driver from Brainerd was okay, but his car was badly damaged and out of action for the remainder of the evening.

The UMSS Traditional sprints return to their regular weekly track the next two Fridays at the St. Croix Valley Raceway before making their first appearance at the Princeton Speedway on August 15 for Night #1 of the Kouba Memorial. St. Croix Valley Raceway then hosts Night #2 of the Kouba Memorial on Saturday August 16, as both the winged and non-winged sprints will be in action each night. The Traditional sprints truly have been putting on some incredible shows throughout the season, so race fans will certainly want to make plans to take in one or more nights in the upcoming weeks as we work out way towards the finale on August 29.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway July 26, 2014 (Race #17)

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat #1 (10 laps): 2K Jake Kouba, 27 Mike Walters, 78 Rob Caho Jr, 81 Alex Peper, 69S Jon Lewerer, 21J Jori Hughes, 23 Jake Hendrickson DNF, 7N Brad Nelson DNF.

Driverwebsites Heat #2 (10 laps): 50 Chase Viebrock, 54 Cam Schafer, 87 Mike Mueller, 21 Jimmy Kouba, 95 Kevin Bradwell, 55 Joseph Kouba, 12 Johnny Parsons III.

GRP Motorsports A Main (25 laps): Schafer, Walters, Mueller, Jake Kouba, Viebrock, Caho, Joseph Kouba, Alex peper, Jori Hughes, Jimmy Kouba DNF, Jake Hendrickson DNF, Jon Lewerer DNF, Kevin Bradwell DNF, Johnny Parsons III DNF, Brad Nelson DNS.

Lap Leaders: Walters 1-13, Schafer 14-25.

 

 

R.J. Johnson Scores Summer Slam Win at CSP!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (July 26, 2014) – Defending series champion kept the hot hand in USAC Southwest Sprint Car action at Canyon Speedway Park by racing to victory lane in Saturday night’s Third Annual Summer Slam atop the 1/3-mile clay oval.

While Johnson added his fifth USAC Southwest score of the year, Ricky Thornton, Jr., reeled off another IMCA Modified triumph, Matt Martinez bested the Pure Stocks and Jarrett Martin topped the Micro Sprints.

In the USAC Southwest Sprint Car feature, Johnson made a late move in the Michaels No. 77m around race-long leader Matt Rossi to snare his third consecutive score atop CSP clay.

Johnson took the win with a white-flag lap pass with Rossi settling for second ahead of pole starter Shon Deskins, Josh Shipley and Mike Martin.

In the IMCA Modified ranks, Ricky Thornton, Jr., rallied from the tenth starting position to capture his tenth win of the year in 12 CSP starts. Thornton, Jr., raced to the checkered flag ahead of James Webster, Brian Schultz, Guy Norton and 17th-starter Chaz Baca, Jr.

Keeping a hot hand like Johnson and Thornton, Jr., Matt Martinez raced from the eighth starting position to win his third consecutive Pure Stock main event ahead of Jason Schwader, 10th-starter Aaron Hetrick, Steve Bitting and Chris McCurdy, Jr.

In Micro Sprint action, Jarrett Martin took advantage of the pole starting position to capture his first win of the year at CSP ahead of Colton Hardy, 12th-starter Cassie Klenkie, Cliff Cormany and Kyle Huttenhow.

Canyon Speedway Park action continues on Saturday night, August 9, with the Allscapes Back to School Special featuring IMCA Modifieds along with Pure Stocks, Renegades and X-Mods.

Canyon Speedway Park

Third Annual Summer Slam

July 26, 2014 Results:

USAC Southwest Sprint Cars:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 2. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 3. 02-Matt Rossi, 4. 20-Shon Deskins, 5. 48T-Thomas Ogle, 6. 2-Josh Shipley, 7. 22-Dustin Burkhart, 8. 11c-Michael Curtis, 9. 13-Dennis Giles.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 7k-Bruce St. James, 2. 16-Mike Martin, 3. 28-Mike Morin, 4. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 5. 27-Nick Aiuto, 6. 12-Josh Pelkey, 7. 5-Tye Mihocko, 8. 22b-Brian Hosford.

“A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 2. 02-Matt Rossi, 3. 20-Shon Deskins, 4. 2-Josh Shipley, 5. 16-Mike Martin, 6. 7k-Bruce St. James, 7. 12-Josh Pelkey, 8. 48T-Thomas Ogle, 9. 27-Nick Aiuto, 10. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 11. 28-Mike Morin, 12. 22-Dustin Burkhart, 13. 11c-Michael Curtis, 14. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 15. 5-Tye Mihocko, 16. 22b-Brian Hosford.

IMCA Modifieds:

First Heat: 1. 41-George Fronsman, 2. 45-Ryan Roath, 3. 8-Nate Warren, 4. 87-Clifton Maggard, 5. 53-Nick Bruce, 6. 19sb-Lance Mari, 7. 21r-Ryan Eaden, 8. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr.

Second Heat: 1. 44-Jason Noll, 2. 5m-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 3. 19x-Kenny Gill, 4. 12-Guy Norton, 5. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 6. 78-Steve Stultz, 7. 7k-Lance Salo, 8. 39-Derek Huggins.

Third Heat: 1. L8-Brian Schultz, 2. 5az-James Webster, 3. $-Cody Center, 4. 55x-Nick Gann, 5. 5-Steve Carter, 6. 27-John Brinkley, 7. 24-Mike Martin.

“B” Feature: 1. 19sb-Lance Mari, 2. 78-Steve Stultz, 3. 53-Nick Bruce, 4. 5-Steve Carter, 5. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 6. 21r-Ryan Eaden, 7. 24-Mike Martin, 8. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 9. 39-Derek Huggins, 10. 27-John Brinkley, 11. 7k-Lance Salo.

“A” Feature: 1. 5m-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 5az-James Webster, 3. L8-Brian Schultz, 4. 12-Guy Norton, 5. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 6. 87-Clifton Maggard, 7. $-Cody Center, 8. 53-Nick Bruce, 9. 21r-Ryan Eaden, 10. 19x-Kenny Gill, 11. 78-Steve Stultz, 12. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 13. 5-Steve Carter, 14. 55x-Nick Gann, 15. 45-Ryan Roath, 16. 44-Jason Noll, 17. 24-Mike Martin, 18. 8-Nate Warren, 19. 41-George Fronsman, 20. 19sb-Lance Mari.

Micro Sprints:

First Heat: 1. 42-Kenny Hilton, 2. 6-Dave Van Ess, 3. 7-Mason Keefer, 4. 44-Aaron Miller, 5. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 6. 94-Cassie Klenkie, 7. 86-Kyle Klein.

Second Heat: 1. 2-Dennis Carrier, 2. 50-Cliff Cormany, 3. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 4. 41-Colton Hardy, 5. 10-Ryan Hennessey, 6. 37j-Nick Ellenberger, 7. 9-Marty Morin.

“A” Feature: 1. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 2. 41-Colton Hardy, 3. 94-Cassie Klenkie, 4. 50-Cliff Cormany, 5. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 6. 6-Dave Van Ess, 7. 7-Mason Keefer, 8. 77-Aaron Miller, 9. 37j-Nick Ellenberger, 10. 86-Kyle Klein, 11. 10-Ryan Hennessey, 12. 2-Dennis Carrier, 13. 42-Kenny Hilton, 14. 9-Marty Morin.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: JOHNSON, CZUBA, BAILEY, BAZUIN, & DEBOER TAKE WINS ON MCDONALD'S NIGHT

By Clayton Johns (July 25, 2014) - An action filled evening saw 120 drivers sign in to race on McDonald's Restaurants of Brantford & Paris night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday. Wayne Johnson, Mark Czuba, Dave Bailey, Mark Bazuin and Joe DeBoer visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT - FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA MCDONALD'S RESTAURANTS OF BRANTFORD & PARIS NIGHT "AUTOGRAPH NIGHT" & "CHRISTMAS IN JULY" TOTAL ENTRIES - 120

———————————————————– CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS (19 entries)

Jim Huppunen and Dave Dykstra led the 19-car Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car feature to the green flag. Dykstra grabbed the early lead off the initial start, shuffling Huppunen back to second. American invaders Wayne Johnson of Knoxville, IA and Shane Stewart of Pittsboro, IN battled for the third position early after starting side-by-side in the second row.

Johnson battled to take the lead from Dykstra on lap six and never looked back. Dykstra faded in the middle portion of the race as Huppunen ran in second ahead of Stewart. Johnson grew his lead to nearly a half lap as he ran through lapped traffic in the caution-free race. Johnson set a new track record for a 20-lap 360 sprint car feature at 4:55.961 en route to the victory. Stewart used a lapped car to get by Huppunen on the final corner and steal the second spot.

A-FEATURE (20 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 77x Wayne Johnson (3) 2. 77 Shane Stewart (4) 3. 14h Jim Huppunen (1) 4. 0 Glenn Styres (10) 5. 33k Kyle Patrick (8) 6. 5d Dave Dykstra (2) 7. 49 Todd Hoddick (7) 8. 10 Mitch Brown (14) 9. 3r Shane Ross (16) 10. 19 Cory Turner (6) 11. 5c Conor Mahoney (15) 12. 5 Keith Dempster (5) 13. 10j Jeremy Hughes (11) 14. 9nz Havard Daniels (12) 15. 11 Jamie Turner (18) 16. 71s Shawn Sliter (17) 17. 6 Curtis Gartly (19) DNF. 43 Scott Sherk (13) DNF. 80 Chris Steele (9) Time - 4:55.961 NEW TRACK RECORD A-Feature Lap Leaders - Dave Dykstra (1-6), Wayne Johnson (7-20)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 2. 77x Wayne Johnson (Knoxville, IA), 3. 10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington), 4. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 5. 5c Conor Mahoney (Hamilton), 6. 3r Shane Ross (Thedford), 7. 6 Curtis Gartly (Thamesford). Time - 1:52.314.

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 33k Kyle Patrick (Tilbury), 2. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre), 3. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland), 4. 43 Scott Sherk (Port Colborne), 5. 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 6. 71s Shawn Sliter (Port Colborne). Time - 1:51.797.

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 77 Shane Stewart (Pittsboro, IN), 2. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), 3. 80 Chris Steele (St. Catharines), 4. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 5. 9nz Havard Daniels (Coatesville, NZ), 6. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre). Time - 1:51.009.

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE "TOP GUN" AWARD (heat race passing points high score): 33k Kyle Patrick ($150) (Top 10 in heat race passing points redrew for A-Feature starting positions)

———————————————————– STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (14 entries)

Mark Czuba and Tyler Hendricks started on the front row for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars feature. Czuba took full advantage of his starting position and assumed top spot on the opening lap. Czuba carved out the top line ahead of second-place runner Jake Brown. Brown tried feverishly to catch Czuba in the first half, but couldn’t gain any ground until a lap eight caution when the front end broke on Paul Lang’s No. 6L.

Czuba got the best of the restart and out-dueled Brown. A pair of late race cautions after spins by Dylan Westbrook gave Brown his best shot at the lead while running the top groove. It didn’t matter though as Czuba was too strong on the bottom and held off Brown and Hendricks for his first career sprint car victory.

A-FEATURE (15 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 00 Mark Czuba (1) 2. 1-10 Jake Brown (4) 3. 38 Tyler Hendricks (2) 4. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (13) 5. 55 Mike Thorne (3) 6. 43k Kyle Durnin (7) 7. 18 Josh Shantz (6) 8. 12 Brad Herron (8) 9. 68 Aaron Turkey (9) 10. 4 Greg Smulders (14) 11. 0 Dylan Westbrook (12) 12. 47x Ed Green (10) 13. 18x Davey Boughton (11) 14. 6L Paul Lang (5) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders - Mark Czuba (1-15)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 1-10 Jake Brown (Brantford), 2. 38 Tyler Hendricks (Pain Court), 3. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 4. 43k Kyle Durnin (Cambridge), 5. 00 Mark Czuba (Burlington), 6. 18 Josh Shantz (St. Agatha), 7. 6L Paul Lang (Port Colborne). Time - 1:31.444 NEW TRACK RECORD

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 68 Aaron Turkey (Ohsweken), 2. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (Stouffville), 3. 0 Dylan Westbrook (Oakland), 4. 12 Brad Herron (Waterford), 5. 18x Davey Boughton (Carlisle), 6. 47x Ed Green, 7. 4 Greg Smulders (Dorchester). Time - 1:31.537

 

 

Tatnell Stays Perfect

St. Croix Falls, WI, July 25, 2014 by Terry Lehnertz and Greg Parent

The Upper Midwest Sprintcar Series (UMSS) winged sprint cars invaded the St. Croix Valley Raceway on Friday night for the Dan Grams memorial. Brooke Tatnell became the first repeat winner in the winged sprint cars at The Valley this season, while Steven Johnson, Ben Kaphing, Greg Gunderson and Rob Caho Jr. all made return visits to victory lane as well. Ryan Olson picked up his first SCVR win of the season in the WISSOTA Midwest Modified division.

Coming into the second annual UMSS Dan Grams Memorial, Brooke Tatnell had won all of the other UMSS Memorial events at least once including the Davey Tabor Memorial, Billy Anderson Memorial, Earl Kouba Memorial and the Jerry Richert, Sr. Memorial. Tatnell has now completed his resume regarding UMSS Memorial race wins when he led all 25 laps in the 2014 edition of the Dan Grams Memorial to record his 29th career UMSS feature win. Driving the Proto Fab Engineering #14 sprinter for the third time this season, Tatnell kept his record perfect in UMSS competition with three wins for the Nelson team to go along with two wins in the Ron Olson sprinter. Tatnell celebrated his $1,300 win (in memory and honor of Dan Grams #13 car number) in the Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup/Rock Auto Victory Lane at SCVR for the third time this season.

Commenting after the race, the "Hot Rod Aussie" now residing in Forest Lake, stated "When you are leading and not being challenged, you make sure you don't screw up, pay attention to lapped traffic and don't overdrive the car. I was probably running about 80% or so after I got to lapped traffic, but if somebody showed me they wanted the top spot, I was ready to get up on the wheel." The usual double round of qualifiers for the UMSS saw Rick Kobs earn the most points. Kobs drew the six pill for the feature race invert which put Jared Goerges and Tatnell on the front row. If there was any doubt in most race fan's minds prior to who had the best chance to win the feature, starting outside front row for the all-time UMSS career feature winner should have erased any doubt. Twenty five laps later, Tatnell accomplished what he sets out to do every night regardless of where he races, win!

Not surprisingly, Tatnell bolted out to an early lead with Goerges running strong in second. Cam Schafer dropped out early with a power steering failure. With nine laps in the books, the first caution waved when Kevin Nickel slowed dramatically going down the backstretch and was pinned up high by traffic. Nickel eventually drove to the pits under caution. On the restart, Sye Anderson and Gunner Cummings tangled in turn two with both cars spinning sideways. They tagged the tail. That was it for cautions, as the remaining sixteen laps ran nonstop. Goerges' fine run in second came to an end when his car also had a power steering failure causing him to slap the concrete wall and then retire to the infield late in the race. Goerges had actually been closing the gap on the leader prior to his misfortune. Winner of this event last year, Davey Heskin, rode home in second behind Tatnell. For the fourth consecutive race, another impressive run for rookie driver Ryan Bowers saw yet another third place finish. Rick Kobs and Tony Norem rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Jennifer Eriksen, Tatnell and Kobs. Bowers and Schafer topped the Challenge races. Rookie contender Jamey Ogston was done early on in the evening when his sprinter suffered a broken lifter in the motor, causing his #03 team to load up and head for home.

After several weeks away, Greg “Silent Thunder” Gunderson, made the six-hour trek from South Dakota to Wisconsin to compete with the UMSS Micro sprints. Two-time winner Val Urman grabbed the point early from his second row starting spot, but it took just two laps for the sixth starting Gunderson to power by Urman for the lead. Once out front, Gunderson could never really pull away as Urman was always within striking distance. Behind Urman, defending series champion Ty Sampair kept pace while being pursued by current series point leader Jack Berger. A caution with just a handful of laps remaining provided Berger a chance to get by Sampair but things were settled otherwise with Gunderson parking his #78 ride in Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup victory lane for the first time since May 23. Urman came home second in front of Berger, Sampair and Dave Madsen.

Another #78 sprinter sat in Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup victory lane at the conclusion of the UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series (TSCS) feature, when Rob Caho Jr. nabbed his second win in three weeks. Second heat race winner Mike Mueller led the first half in terrific battle for top honors. In what seems to be turning into a weekly event, the TSCS racers put on yet another other-worldly display of intense competition for the race win. While Mueller was leading, Caho and Cam Schafer were putting on a driving clinic behind him as the pair endlessly swapped lines and strategies trying to solve the Mueller puzzle why simultaneously measuring each other’s moves. The dam finally broke when Caho muscled under Mueller and into the lead just past the race’s midpoint. With a clean track, Caho stretched the lead to a near comfortable margin, leaving Schafer and Mueller locked in a dual for the remainder of the race. Johnny Parsons III had the best seat in the house, running fourth behind all the action until late in the race when he brought his #12 into the melee making it a three car tussle. At the double checkers, Caho claimed his series best fifth bottle of Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup over Mueller, Schafer, Parsons and Jimmy Kouba in another 25-lap nonstop thrill-fest.

It took a few tries for the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds to get going for their main event, but when they did, outside pole starter Tyler English was leading the way. Behind English, Doug Toepper, Kyle Hallin, Josh Bazey and Ryan Olson were all jockeying for position. Just a few laps in, Olson got his new #21 past English to take over the point, leaving English to fend of Bazey and a hard charging Jason VandeKamp. At the crossed flags, VandeKamp powered by English and set off in pursuit of Olson. A few late race cautions shuffled the field a bit, but not the top two as it was Olson debuting his new car in victory lane. VandeKamp crossed the stripe in second ahead of Mike Truscott, who had a strong run through the field to finish third after being charged with a lap one caution. Behind Truscott, Bazey and Toepper rounded out the top five.

The first minivan finally joined the fray in the Future Four/Minivan division, with Trevor Reding blazing the trail as SCVR’s first minivan racer. It was a rough start for the Future Fours as a lap one caution for the stalled Patrick Kelley bunched up the field in turn four and the traffic jam resulted in the #73 of Adam Nelson flipping its lid. Nelson remained strapped upside-down in his car for several seconds before emerging from his car unhurt. On the restart, Damon Roberts vaulted to the point and opened up a fair sized advantage, but TJ Christensen ran him down by lap five. For several laps the pair jostled the lead – sometimes too vigorously as Roberts was sideways on a few occasions. With less than two laps remaining, after another near crash by the leaders, third running Steven Johnson bolted around both Roberts and Christensen as they gathered up their squirrely rides. Johnson went on to lead the final lap and a half for his second win of the season over Roberts, Christensen, Kaleb Harr, Kayla Lallier and Nicki DuBois. Christensen was later disqualified, moving Harr up to third and DuBois into the top five.

After suffering a safety related disqualification the prior week, Ben Kaphing was back on “The Hill”, SCVR’s victory lane, scoring a clean-sweep in the Pure Stock division. In a virtual carbon copy of their heat race, Kaphing followed last week’s winner, Kyle Dahlheimer, for a handful of laps prior to making the winning pass and cruising to victory. The win was Kaphing’s fourth of the summer as he bested Dahlheimer, Casey Ogilvie and Darren Kohler.

This Friday night St. Croix Valley Raceway hosts their annual “Ultimate Kids’ Night” celebration. Joining the six regular divisions of racers will be the vintage cars from the Northern Vintage Stockcar Racers. Upwards of two dozen bicycles will be raffled off in addition to several other giveaways. The evening will be capped off with a spectacular fireworks display courtesy of St. Croix Valley Raceway, Spielbauer Fireworks and long-time raceway associate, Firework Forever of St. Croix Falls and Somerset, Wisconsin. More information for this and future events may be found on the track’s website, www.SCVRaceway.com, as well as their Facebook page.

RACE RESULTS UMSS Traditional Sprints Feature – Rob Caho Jr., Mike Mueller, Cam Shafer, Johnny Parsons, Jimmy Kouba, Jon Lewerer, Mike Haseltine, Chase Viebrock, Kevin Bradwell, Jake Kouba, Mike Walters, Brian VanMeveren, Jake Hendrickson, Alex Peper (DNF), D Taubert (DNF) Heat 1 – Caho Jr., Parsons, VanMeveren, Jimmy Kouba, Jake Kouba, Bradwell, Walters, Taubert Heat 2 – Mueller, Shafer, Lewerer, Haseltine, Viebrock, Hendrickson, Peper UMSS Micro Sprints Feature – Greg Gunderson, Val Urman, Jack Berger, Ty Sampair, Dave Madsen, Shawn Kelley, Scott Kobs, Al Sachs, Grant McIntosh Heat – Sampair, Gunderson, Urman, Berger, Kelley, Madsen, McIntosh, Kobs, Sachs Future Fours/Minivans Feature – Steven Johnson, Damon Roberts, Kaleb Harr, Kayla Lallier, Nicki DuBois, Nathan Anderson, Tim Thoennes, Trevor Reding, Adam Nelson, Patrick Kelley (DNS), TJ Christensen (DQ) Heat 1 – DuBois, Nelson, Johnson, Christensen, Anderson, Reding Heat 2 – Lallier, Roberts, Thoennes, Harr, Kelley (DNS) Pure Stocks Feature – Ben Kaphing, Kyle Dahlheimer, Casey Ogilvie, Darren Kohler Heat – Kaphing, Kohler, Ogilvie, Dahlheimer

WISSOTA Midwest Modified Feature – Ryan Olson, Jason VandeKamp, Mike Truscott, Josh Bazey, Doug Toepper, Tyler English, Tony Schill, Kyle Hallin, Mitch Weiss, Cory Bruggeman (DNF), David Mastell (DNF), Jared Gorka (DNF), Greg Arnt (DNF), Jesse Krause (DNF) Heat 1 – Truscott, English, VandeKamp, Bazey, Schill, Mastell, Arnt Heat 2 – Weiss, Olson, Toepper, Hallin, Bruggeman, Gorka, Krause UMSS Race Results - St. Croix Valley Raceway July 25, 2014 (Race #13) 2nd Annual Dan Grams Memorial Alpha Apparel & Promotions Ultimate Sprint Race #1 (6 laps): 10x Jennifer Eriksen, 91 Davey Heskin, 199 Ryan Bowers, 63 Jerry Richert Jr, 37 Sye Anderson, 03 Jamey Ogston DNS. Meeks Video Ultimate Sprint Race #2 (6 laps): 14 Brooke Tatnell, 9 Jared Goerges, 34TW Gunner Cummings, 5C Cam Schafer, 5 Anna Kouba, 91A Reed Allex. Driverwebsites.com Ultimate Sprint Race #3 (6 laps): 34 Rick Kobs, B1st Tony Norem, 15 Chad Patterson, 10 Kevin Nickel, 74 Bob McVitty. Mastell Brothers Trailer Service Challenge Race #1 (8 laps): Bowers, Kobs, Patterson, Georges, Eriksen, Kouba, Anderson, McVitty, Ogston DNS. Hoosier Racing Tire Challenge Race #2 (8 laps): Schafer, Cummings, Heskin, Tatnell, Norem, Richert, Nickel, Allex. GRP Motorsports 2nd Annual UMSS Dan Grams Memorial Feature (25 laps): Tatnell, Heskin, Bowers, Kobs, Norem, Kouba, Eriksen, Cummings, Anderson, Patterson, Allex, Goerges DNF, McVitty DNF, Richert DNF, Nickel DNF, Schafer DNF, Ogston DNS.

Lap Leaders: Tatnell 1-25. Cautions: (2)

 

 

Chuck Hebing Captures Patriot Sprint Tour Season Sweep and $2,500 at Woodhull

Rich Vleck, WOODHULL, NY, (July 26, 2014)- Chuck Hebing has always been the dominant force when it comes to sprint car racing at Woodhull, winning in six of his 11 appearances at the high banks, but not until Saturday Night, has he won a bonus-paying summer race.

Hebing, of Ontario, NY, scored his seventh career win at the Woodhull Raceway in convincing fashion Saturday Night, earning his third Patriot Sprint Tour win of the season in as many starts. It was also the 40th win in Patriot Sprint Tour action for the “Cobra” in the 225th race in series history.

“The car was good. I started in the back and had to work my way up through,” noted Hebing in Victory Lane. “The lapped cars were definitely tough. I like the new rule (where the lapped cars are moved to the back on restarts), tonight it helped other people too but it made for a good show in front of a good crowd and another win for Wilkins RV.”

After running second in his heat to Justin Barger, Hebing drew the seventh starting position for the feature but did not waste much time getting to the front. By the time the field came around to complete the third lap, the No. 45 had moved up to the runner-up position. The first caution of the event would fly on lap seven just as Hebing was closing in on early leader Jared Fink. Fink had been solid from the outside pole but on the ensuing restart, Hebing got a solid run off the second corner and was able to execute a slide job on the No. 21F in turns three and four.

The caution flag would reappear on lap nine and on that restart, Steve Collins would move around Fink for the second position and began to stalk the “Cobra”. Both cars were rather even in speed throughout, but in the closing laps, as the duo navigated the lapped cars, Collins was able to put pressure on Hebing to make sure he hit his marks.

“I got a little safer on my approach to make sure I didn’t jump the cushion or get in to trouble in a lapped car, I have found that usually works out better for me at the end,” reflected Hebing after the event.

On the final lap, Hebing stretched his lead out to 10 car lengths and would hold on to claim the season sweep, as well as the $2,500 top prize, the biggest payday he has scored at Woodhull.

Collins would hold on for a runner-up finish, which would be his best career PST finish. This was the first Patriot race for the “Flying Physician” since his first career feature win in non-sanctioned action last month and he was happy to stay hot and battle Hebing at a track just down the road from his Belfast, NY residence.

Justin Barger drove up to third in his first PST start of the year. Barger, who had won this event the last two years, looked dominant in the heats, but got slowed up in the opening laps of the feature and finally got to third with four laps remaining. One late caution may have given him a chance to threepeat.

One of the feel-good runs of the night was turned in by Jared Fink. Despite running a limited schedule once again this year, Fink led for the first seven laps and ran solid the rest of the way, coming home in fourth.

The battle for fifth place was hotly contested throughout, prominently by Bryan Howland, Scott Kreutter and Jared Zimbardi, the three drivers to claim the last six PST America championships. Howland, who also scored the win in the Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame, would drive up to claim the fifth spot. Current PST point leader Jared Zimbardi would draw the pole position but struggled in the opening laps and would settle for sixth at arguably his most difficult race track. Scott Kreutter won his heat race and would come home in seventh, a vast improvement from the May race when mechanical failures prohibited the 2012 series champion from qualifying.

Dave Just would drive forward to finish in eighth place, officially the best finish in his sprint car career. Jamie Bodo would quietly drive forward to place in ninth, just ahead of George Suprick, who rounded out the top 10.

A concerning forecast never materialized thankfully as a huge crowd was treated to a pleasant night at a track that had an incredible surface all night long. With 27 sprint cars on hand, a B-Main was needed, which was won by Paul Habeck. Heat wins would go to Barger, Kreutter and Brad Knab.

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Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Results: 7/26/14, Woodhull Raceway, Woodhull, NY.

A-Main (25 Laps)- 1. Chuck Hebing (45), 2. Steve Collins (67), 3. Justin Barger (5), 4. Jared Fink (21F), 5. Bryan Howland (51), 6. Jared Zimbardi (35), 7. Scott Kreutter (10B), 8. Dave Just (54J), 9. Jamie Bodo (76), 10. George Suprick (87), 11. Kyle Drum (47), 12. Parker Evans (61), 13. Brad Knab (38), 14. Dane Lorenc (00), 15. Scott Just (54JR), 16. Clint Ide (3), 17. Paul Habeck (25H), 18. Derek Jonathan (81), 19. Tyler Graves (25G), 20. Steve Glover (121), 21. Will Glover (21), 22. Darryl Ruggles (48JR), 23. Steven Hutchinson Jr. (2), 24. Alysha Ruggles (48A).

Lap Leaders- Fink 1-7, Hebing 8-25.

Buy-In Provisionals: S. Just, Lorenc.

Did Not Qualify: Dusett, Kuhn, Muench.

B-Main (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer to A)- 1. Paul Habeck (25H), 2. Steve Glover (121), 3. Tyler Graves (25G), 4. Steven Hutchinson Jr. (2), 5. Scott Just (54JR), 6. Dane Lorenc (00), 7. Lance Dusett (43D), 8. Dan Kuhn (99k), 9. Jake Muench (14).

Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame Dash For Cash (4 Laps)- 1. Bryan Howland (51), 2. Dave Just (54J), 3. Jamie Bodo (76), 4. Kyle Drum (47), 5. Derek Jonathan (81), 6. Alysha Ruggles (48A).

Heats (8 Laps, Top 6 Qualify From Each)-

Race 1: KNAB, ZIMBARDI, BODO, FINK, A. RUGGLES, W. GLOVER, S. Glover, Dusett, Muench.

Race 2: BARGER, HEBING, HOWLAND, JONATHAN, DRUM, IDE, S. Just, Graves, Kuhn.

Race 3: KREUTTER, SUPRICK, COLLINS, D. JUST, EVANS, D. RUGGLES, Habeck, Hutchinson, Lorenc.

Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Point Standings (Top 10)- Zimbardi 1439, Collins 1260, Knab 1126, D. Just 1215, S. Just 1151, Jonathan 1151, Jonathan 1147, Lorenc 1118, Kreutter 1096, Polyak 1091, Graves 1058.

Four Laps of Fame Dash Series Point Standings (Top Five)- Polyak and D. Just 17, Knab and Evans 14, Collins 12.

Hard Charger of the Season Point Standings (Top Five)- Polyak 31, Lorenc 20, Adamczyk 17, Zimbardi and Howland 16.

 

 

Burks Wins at Midway

Lebanon, MO(July 26, 2014)-Making his second ever start with the WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps, Wyatt Burks picked up his first career win on Saturday night at Lebanon Midway Speedway. Burks and Chris Parkinson led the field to the green flag with Burks getting out front early to lead lap one. Adam Jones worked his way past Parkinson to move into second on lap two and a lap later Jones was putting heavy pressure on Burks for the top spot. The lead duo would continue this way for the next couple of laps with Jones moving past Burks in turn three on the fifth lap. Over the next few laps, the lead duo would swap the top spot in each corner with Jones leading narrowly at the flagstand. Behind them, Parkinson, Mitchell Moore, and Devon Huff had a good battle for the third position. Burks was able to move by Jones to lead lap nine, but a lap later, Jones worked his way back by Burks for the top spot. Jones led the next two laps with Parkinson and Moore moving within a few car lengths of the leaders before a yellow flag for a Tim Kent and Josh Stephens spin in turn one stopped the action. Jones would again lead when the green came back out with Burks not far behind. He would hold a narrow advantage over the next few laps. On lap sixteen, Burks was able to make a pass of Jones in turn one and two to take the lead back. Lap by lap, Burks increased his advantage as Parkinson started pressuring Jones for the second spot. On lap twenty three, Parkinson moved past Jones with Chad Goff also moving by from his tenth starting position into third. Burks drove flawlessly over the last couple of laps to take his first career win in the family-owned Maxim with Trondson power and sponsorship help from Industrial Maintenance Inc. and Kansas Powertrain. "I would like to thank my mom and dad and my uncle Donnie Clausen for this win", said a happy Burks afterwards. Point leader Goff gained an important two points on Parkinson in the season point race as he moved by on the last lap in his B&D Racing/Country Kids Daycare DRC with Kercher-Mopar power. Parkinson continued his season-long string of top four finishes with a third in his 54th Street Grill and Bar/Ozark Barge and Dock Service DRC with Parkinson power. Jones, who also set quick time, was fourth in the Dennis Jones-owned Harry J's Steakhouse JEI with Mittler Brothers Machine power under the hood. Huff was a solid fifth in the Lawrence Photo Twister with Chevy power. Moore was sixth in his Kelly Potter owned XXX with Kent coming back from the tail to seventh after his spin. Bob Thoman, Kevin Risley, and John Helm rounded out the top ten for the nineteen car field. Heat race winners were Thoman, Parkinson, and Kent. The WAR Series will now take a few weeks off with the next race scheduled at Springfield Raceway in Springfield, MO on Saturday August 23rd. This will be followed by a recently added show at the Central Missouri Speedway in Warrensburg, MO on Sunday August 31st. For four wheeler enthusiasts, WAR will also hold its final WAR Extreme 4 Wheeler races at the Moniteau County Fairgrounds in California, MO on Wednesday August 6th. Please go to warsprints.com or join WAR on Facebook to learn more about Wingless Auto Racing.

Time Trials- 1. Adam Jones, Wright City, MO-13.790, 2. 11W-Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS-14.275, 3. 51-Mitchell Moore, Edgerton KS-14.325, 4. 14-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg, MO-14.356, 5. 70-Pete Palazzolo, Pacific, MO-14.500, 6. 4U-Devon Huff, Nixa, MO-14.504, 7. 9-Chad Goff, Spring Hill, KS-14.543, 8. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO-14.583, 9. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO-14.586, 10. 27-Bob Thoman, Higginsville, MO-14.611, 11. 09-Josh Stephens, Buckner, MO-14.630, 12. 94T-Tim Kent, Bristow, OK-14.817, 13. 24-Kevin Risley, Collinsville, OK-15.118, 14. 12-John Helm, Kearney, MO-15.155, 15. 00-Travis Arnold, Pilot Grove, MO-15.253, 16. 99-Tony Rost, Utica, NE-15.329, 17. 11-Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS-15.503, 18. 29C-Cody Crabtree, Marshfield, MO-16.186, 19. 8X-Scott Comstock, Tipton, MO-16.317

1st Heat-8 laps 1. 27-Bob Thoman (4) 2. 14-Taylor Walton (6) 3. 1A-Adam Jones (7) 4. 9-Chad Goff (5) 5. 99-Tony Rost (2) 6. 24-Kevin Risley (3) 7. 8X-Scott Comstock (1)

2nd Heat-8 laps 1. 65-Chris Parkinson (4) 2. 09-Josh Stephens (3) 3. 11W-Wyatt Burks (6) 4. 70-Pete Palazzolo (5) 5. 11-Warren Johnson (1) 12-John Helm (2)

3rd Heat-8 laps 1. 94T-Tim Kent (3) 2. 4U-Devon Huff (5) 3. 51-Mitchell Moore (6) 4. 8-Jeff Wingate (4) 5. 00-Travis Arnold (2) 6. 29C-Cody Crabtree (1)

A Main-25 laps 1. 11W-Wyatt Burks (1) 2. 9-Chad Goff (10) 3. 65-Chris Parkinson (2) 4. 1A-Adam Jones (3) 5. 4U-Devon Huff (4) 6. 51-Mitchell Moore (6) 7. 94T-Tim Kent (9) 8. 27-Bob Thoman (7) 9. 24-Kevin Risley (13) 10. 12-John Helm (15) 11. 09-Josh Stephens (11) 12. 8X-Scott Comstock (19) 13. 00-Travis Arnold (14) 14. 11-Warren Johnson (17) 15. 29C-Cody Crabtree (18) 16. 14-Taylor Walton (5) 17. 8-Jeff Wingate (12) 18. 99-Tony Rost (16) 19. 70-Pete Palazzolo (8)

 

 

Bergman Crowned Champ at Bob’s Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals

7/26/14

Alger, WA – After a 14th to 2nd place run on the preliminary night, Seth Bergman made things way easier on himself en route to a $10,000 win on Saturday night at Skagit Speedway as he won the 2014 Bob’s Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals. After winning the A Scramble, Bergman led laps 3-40 on his way to cashing the biggest payday of his racing career.

Jason Solwold would lead the race in the early going, taking to the high side of the track to nose ahead of Bergman on the opening lap. Thinking that the bottom groove might be faster, Jason moved down the raceway on lap two, opening the door for Bergman to take a run up high. The move proved profitable for Bergman, who powered around the outside of Jason coming out of turn two to take the lead as the pair raced to the line on lap three. From there, Bergman was flawless, extending himself to a full straightaway lead before getting into slower cars. As slow traffic loomed, Trey Starks passed Solwold for second and looked to cut into Bergman’s huge lead. Bergman, originally from Snohomish, WA, didn’t let Starks get close enough to make a run as he masterfully moved high and low around the track, putting lapped car after lapped car in between him and Starks before the first stoppage of the race came on lap 12 for an overturned Derek Roberts. On the restart, Bergman again proved to be in a class of his own, re-extending his lead before again hitting lapped cars. Attrition was mighty, as car after car dropped out, narrowing the amount of lapped cars Bergman could put between him and Starks. As the race hit lapped 30, Starks had managed to clear the slower cars and take a clean air shot at Bergman, but Bergman again proved too strong, keeping Starks a long ways back. Trey’s top five run would end on lap 35 as he blew a tire, putting Solwold back to second with 5 laps remaining and no slower cars between him and Bergman. Once again, Bergman proved it was his night and his time to shine, as he drove away from Jason on the restart to score the $10,000 victory. Solwold, a three time winner of this event, brought home second with Colton Heath taking third place. Steve Reeves won the B Scramble and Matt Jensen won the B Main.

The Outlaw Tuner Nationals ran concurrent to the Summer Nationals event and it was Tyler Ketchum writing his name to the record books with a victory. Ketchum, the prelim night feature winner, was flawless in the middle of the racetrack, holding off a very racey Brian Michelson and Freddie Vela to grab the biggest win of his tuner career. Vela and Michelson were the heat race winners on the night.

360 Sprint Cars B Scramble – Steve Reeves, Matt Jensen, Rod Perkins, Bud Ashe, Reece Goetz A Scramble – Seth Bergman, Jason Solwold, Trey Starks, Colton Heath, Tayler Malsam, Kelsey Carpenter B Main – Matt Jensen, Reece Goetz, Rod Perkins, Brock Lemley, Bud Ashe, Luke Didiuk, Jeff Dunlap, Jayme Barnes, Steve James, Zeth Custer, Michael Bollinger, Ben Gunderson, Daniel Cernich, Greg Hamilton, Steve Reeves, Jason Reed, Daniel Anderson A Main – Seth Bergman, Jason Solwold, Colton Heath, Tayler Malsam, Kelsey Carpenter, Henry Van Dam, Robbie Price, Trey Starks, JJ Hickle, Justin Youngquist, Matt Jensen, Luke Didiuk, Rod Perkins, Reece Goetz, Eric Fisher, Sean MacDonnell, Brock Lemley, Kenny Rutz, Chris Schmelzle, Derek Roberts, Jeff Dunlap, Bud Ashe Lap Leaders – Solwold 1-2 Bergman 3-40

Outlaw Tuners Heat 1 – Freddie Vela, Brandon Berg, Clint Meins, Mikey Powers, Adam Nelson, Tyler Ketchum, Jon Edwards Heat 2 – Brian Michelson, Becky Boudreau, Tom Warner, Duane Warner, Howard Vos, Jon Gunderson Main – Tyler Ketchum, Brian Michelson, Freddie Vela, Becky Boudreau, Tom Warner, Clint Meins, Jon Gunderson, Howard Vos, Adam Nelson, Jon Edwards, Duane Warner, Mike Powers Jr, Brandon Berg Lap Leaders – Ketchum 1-20

 

Horstman Wins SOD / NRA Showdown at Butler July 26, 2014

Quincy, MI — (Saturday July 26, 2014) – Jared Horstman made the trip from Ohio worthwhile by winning Saturday night’s Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP / K&L Ready Mix National Racing Alliance co-sanctioned event on Saturday night at Butler Motor Speedway. Horstman passed Ryan Ruhl with four laps to go and went on to victory. Ruhl held on for second while Craig Karazim, Trey Smith, and Max Stambaugh rounded out the top five.

Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP / K&L Ready Mix National Racing Allance Butler Motor Speedway – Quincy, MI Saturday July 26, 2014

Hoosier Tire Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. Jared Horstman, 2. Dustin Stroup, 3. Chase Ridenour, 4. Brett Mann, 5. Mark Aldrich, 6. Tyler Moore, 7. Zane DeVault.

All Star Performance / Comp Cams Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. Craig Karazim, 2. Shawn Dancer, 3. Doug Zimmerman, 4. Kyle Pitts, 5. Dustin Daggett, 6. Andy Teunessen, 7. Jim Lingar.

Speed Pro Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. Ryan Kirkendall, 2. Andy Chehowski, 3. Devon Dobie, 4. Ryan Ruhl, 5. Jay Steinebach, 6. Jess Stiger, 7. Linden Jones.

ARP Fasteners Heat Race #4 (8 Laps): 1. Trey Smith, 2. Max Stambaugh, 3. Brad Lamberson, 4. Hud Horton, 5. J.R. Stewart, 6. Troy Chehowski. DNS: Gregg Dalman.

(Top 16 in passing points from the heat race events transferred to the A-Main)

Nitro Black Dash (4 Laps): 1. Dustin Stroup, 2. Doug Zimmerman, 3. Andy Chehowski, 4. Devon Dobie (Finish determined starting posts 9-12 for the A-Main)

Engine Pro B-Main (10 Laps): 1. Brett Mann, 2. Jay Steinebach, 3. J.R. Stewart, 4. Troy Chehowski, 5. Mark Aldrich, 6. Linden Jones, 7. Tyler Moore, 8. Jess Stiger, 9. Jim Lingar, 10. Zane DeVault, 11. Andy Teunessen. DNS: Gregg Dalman. (First four finishers transferred to the A-Main)

A-Main (25 Laps): 1. Jared Horstman, 2. Ryan Ruhl, 3. Craig Karazim, 4. Trey Smith, 5. Max Stambaugh, 6. Devon Dobie, 7. Dustin Stroup, 8. Chase Ridenour, 9. Brad Lamberson, 10. Dustin Daggett, 11. Hud Horton, 12. Ryan Kirkendall, 13. Andy Chehowski, 14. Kyle Pitts, 15. Doug Zimmerman, 16. J.R. Stewart, 17. Troy Chehowski, 18. Jay Stienebach, 19. Shawn Dancer, 20. Brett Mann.

Lap Leaders: Ruhl 1-21, Horstman 22-25

Engine Pro Lucky Dog: Doug Zimmerman

 

 

Hall of Fame Night Celebrated At Jackson Speedway

By Dan Voigt, Media Relations Jackson Speedway

JACKSON, MN ? A day of special honors with the annual induction ceremonies at the Jackson Speedway Hall of Fame was followed up by a great night of racing at the historic venue. As part of the 2014 Jackson County Fair, the racing action served as a perfect ending to the Hall of Fame event, which honored five individuals and a local business for their involvement in racing at the half-mile speedway on the Jackson County Fairgrounds. Inducted into the Speedway Hall of Fame Saturday afternoon were Bill Smith, the 1986 Track Champion; Ray Smith, Six-cylinder Track Champion in 1978; Gabby Lusk, 1992 Track Champion; Pete Werner, former VFW Racing Director and caramel corn maker; Reiney Staerk, car owner and the Jackson County Pilot newspaper, for its print coverage of racing at the speedway dating back to the first races ever run in 1954. With racing action sponsored by Erickson?s Trucks and Parts of Jackson and Loosbrock Digging Service, of Lismore, MN, a total of 68 racers turned out for the night?s racing action. The night?s feature wins started in the Minnesota West Technical College Power Sports Technology Minniakota MicroSprints with Tim Ottenbacher of Granville, IA taking the checkered flags and in the Yellowbook Sport Compacts, Megan Lappegard of Estherville, IA took her sixth feature win of the season. Justin Nehring of Storm Lake, IA claimed the Loosbrock Digging Service IMCA Hobby Stocks checkers and in the Bohl?s Small Engine and Marine IMCA Sport Modified feature, for the third consecutive week in a row, the win went to Jason Andrews of Estherville, IA. For the Hometown Motors IMCA Stock Car class, Luke Sathoff of Jackson earned his second feature win of the season and to close out the evening?s features, the Last Deck 360 Winged Sprints checkers went to Casey Heser of Jackson, MN, as he led from flag to flag for his first Feature win of the season at Jackson. Winning the heat races in the Minnesota West Technical College Power Sports Technology Minniakota MicroSprints were Colin Smith and Chad Schettler, while winning the Yellowbook Sport Compact heat was Megan Lappegard. In the Loosbrock Digging Service IMCA Hobby Stocks, heat wins went to Drew Barglof, Justin Nehring and Tyler Pospisil. Heat races in the Bohl?s Small Engine and Marine Sport Modifieds went to Tom Brown and Dan Paplow. The Hometown Motors IMCA Stock Car heat win was earned by Luke Sathoff. Winning the Last Deck 360 Winged Sprint heats were Casey Heser and Derek Anderson. The Speedway will take the next two Saturday nights off before resuming racing action on Aug. 16 for the Minnesota Corn Growers ?Jam the Stands? Night, where grandstand admission is free, courtesy of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association. Minnesota West Technical College Power Sports Technology Minniakota MicroSprints ?Feature ? 20 Laps - 12 cars 32T ? Tim Ottenbacher, Grandville, IA; 6P ? Josh Peters, Adrian, MN; 39 ? Zach Drahota, Jackson, MN; 14 ? Chad Schettler, Brandon, SD; 7 ? John Sullivan, Arnolds Park, IA; 5Z ? Brady Hall, Lakefield, MN; 21 ? Ryan Schuur, Chandler, MN; 153 ? Darin Uhl, Orange City, IA; 10N ? Bill Boles, Harris, IA (DNF); 6 ? Nick Sullivan, Okoboji, IA (DNF); 12 ? Colin Smith, Emmetsburg, IA (DNF); 22S ? Derek Steen, Lakefield, MN;(DNF) MicroSprints Heat 1 ? 10 Laps 12 ? Smith; 21 ? Schuur; 10N ? Boles; 39 ? Drahota; 7 ? J. Sullivan; 5Z ? Hall (DNS) MicroSprints Heat 2 ? 10 Laps 314 ? Schettler; 32T ? Ottenbacher; 6 ? N. Sullivan; 6P - Peters; 153 Uhl; 22S ? Steen(DNF)

Yellow Book IMCA Sport Compacts ? Feature 8 Laps ? 5 cars 33 ? Megan Lappegard, Estherville, IA; 57 ? Scott Espey, Alpha, MN; 22X - Joe Bunkofske, Armstrong, IA; 3DD ? Dee Dee Bolte, Jackson, MN(DNF); 7X ? Jesse James, Milford, IA Sport Compacts Heat 1 4 Laps 33 ? Lappegard; 57 ? Espey; 22X ? Bunkofske; 3DD ? Bolte; 7X ? James(DNF)

Loosbrock Digging Service IMCA Hobby Stocks ? Feature ? 12 ? Laps ? 18 cars 20N ? Justin Nehring, Storm Lake, IA; 17X ? Justin Luinenburg, Reading, MN; 45 ? Drew Barglof, Sioux Rapids, IA; 2BX ? Jeff Senne, Fairmont, MN; 17 ? Trevor Holm, Chandler, MN; 75C ? Cory Probst, Worthington, MN; 26 ? Tyler Pospisil, Worthington, MN; 56C ? DJ Clinton, Estherville, IA; 68M ? Ryan Michaelson, Estherville, IA; 27J ? Marc Janssen, Worthington, MN; 14 ? Ernie Dailey, Worthington, MN; 33C Corey Schreiber, Jackson, MN; 7TK ? Tim Kennedy, Round Lake, MN; 15H ? Nate Harris, Graettinger, IA; 2 ? Merle Pattison, Estherville, IA; 11S ? Alan Stammer, Jackson, MN; 56D ? David Clinton, Estherville, IA; 2X ? Tony Salmon, Milford, IA(DNF) Hobby Stocks ? Heat 1 ? 6 laps 45 ? Barglof; 2BX ? Senne; 56C ? DJ Clinton; 14 ? Dailey; 7TK ? Kennedy; 56D ? David Clinton Hobby Stocks ? Heat 2 ? 6 Laps 20N ? Nehring; 17 ? Holm; 68M ? Michaelson; 15H ? Harris; 33C ? Schreiber; 2X - Salmon Hobby Stocks ? Heat 3 ? 6 Laps 26 ? Pospisil; 75C ? Probst; 17X ? Luinenburg; 27J ? Janssen; 2 ? Pattison; 11S ? Stammer(DNS)

Bohl?s Small Engine & Marine IMCA Sport Mods ? Feature ? 12 Laps, 12 Cars 03Z ? Jason Andrews, Estherville, IA; 7C ? Ben Chukuske, Sherburn, MN; 8L ? Lyle Sathoff; Armstrong, IA; 18 ? Kyle Steuber, Fairmont, MN; 3W ? Randy Winter, Winnebago, MN; 3 ? Dustin Wiederhoelt, Fairmont, MN; 10 ? Nick Ober, Round Lake, MN; 14B ? Tom Brown, Heron Lake, MN; 7N ? Nathan Chukuske, Sherburn, MN; 25X ? Derrick Barglof, Sioux Rapids, IA(DNF); 15V ? Tony Voss, Worthington, MN(DNF); 25 ? Dan Paplow, Dundee, MN(DNS) Sport Mod Heat 1 - 8 laps 14B ? Brown; 03Z ? Andrews, 3W ? Winters; 18 ? Steuber; 10 ? Ober; 7N ? N. Chukuske(DNF) Sport Mod Heat 2 - 8 laps 25 ? Paplow; 3 ? Wiederhoelt; 25X ? Barglof; 8L ? Sathoff; 7C ? B. Chukuske; 15V ? Voss(DQ)

Hometown Motors IMCA Stock Cars ? Feature ? 15 laps ? 8 cars 5 ? Luke Sathoff, Jackson, MN; 6L ? Jim Larson, Rushmore, MN; 10 ? Levi Feltman, Jackson, MN; 11 ? Jake Masters, Graettinger, IA; 31 ? Trent Schroeder, Worthington, MN; X ? Chris Palsrok, Sibley, IA; 63 ? Donnie Planting, Estherville, IA; 91B ? Cody Brown, Heron Lake, MN(DNF) Stock Cars ? Heat 1 ? 8 laps 5 ? Sathoff; 10 ? Feltman; 6L ? Larson; 11 ? Masters; X ? Palsrock; 31 ? Schroeder; 63 ? Planting, 91B Brown

Last Deck 360 Sprints ? Feature ? 15 laps ? 13 cars 75C ? Casey Heser, Jackson, MN; 1A ? Bruce Anderson, Trimont, MN; 09 ? Matt Juhl, Estherville, IA; 11X ? Gregg Bakker, Sioux Falls, SD; 1HD ? Mark Toews, Spirit Lake, IA; 93 ? Derrik Lusk, Jackson, MN; 33 ? Trevor Smith, Sheldon, IA; 32 ? Brandon Halverson, Jackson, MN;18 ? Nate Laugen, Lake Mills, IA; 29 ? Nick Lusk, Oakdale, MN(DNF); 07 ? Derek Anderson, Estherville, IA(DNF); 35 ? Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN(DNS); 7X ? Clinton Bruns, Little Rock, IA(DNS) 360 Sprints ? Heat 1 ? 8 laps 75C ? Heser; 1HD ? Toews; 93 ? D. Lusk; 32 ? Halverson; 29 ? N. Lusk; 18 ? Laugen; 09 ? Juhl(DNS) 360 Sprints ? Heat 2 ? 8 laps 07 ? D. Anderson; 11X ? Bakker; 1A ? B. Anderson; 35 ? Prochaska; 33 ? Smith; 7X ? Bruns(DNF)

 

 

Brooke Tatnell Completes Memorial Win List With Grams Memorial Victory St. Croix Falls, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-25-14)

Coming into the 2nd Annual UMSS Dan Grams Memorial on Friday July 25 at the St. Croix Valley Raceway, Brooke Tatnell had won all of the other UMSS Memorial events at least once including the Davey Tabor Memorial, Billy Anderson Memorial, Earl Kouba Memorial and the Jerry Richert, Sr. Memorial. Tatnell has now completed his resume regarding UMSS Memorial race wins when he led all 25 laps in the 2nd Annual Dan Grams Memorial to record his 29th career UMSS feature win. Driving the Proto Fab Engineering #14 sprinter for the third time this season, Tatnell kept his record perfect in UMSS competition with three wins for the Nelson team to go along with two wins in the Ron Olson sprinter. Tatnell celebrated his $1,300 to win (in memory and honor of Dan Grams #13 car number) in the Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup/Rock Auto Victory Lane at SCVR for the third time this season.

Commenting after the race, the "Hot Rod Aussie" now residing in Forest Lake, stated "When you are leading and not being challenged, you make sure you don't screw up, pay attention to lapped traffic and don't overdrive the car. I was probably running about 80% or so after I got to lapped traffic, but if somebody showed me they wanted the top spot, I was ready to get up on the wheel." The usual double round of qualifiers for the UMSS saw Rick Kobs earn the most points. Kobs drew the six pill for the feature race invert which put Jared Goerges and Tatnell on the front row. If there was any doubt in most race fan's minds prior to who had the best chance to win the feature, starting outside front row for the all-time UMSS career feature winner should have erased any doubt. Twenty five laps later, Tatnell accomplished what he sets out to do every night regardless of where he races, win!

Not surprisingly, Tatnell bolted out to an early lead with Goerges running strong in second. Cam Schafer dropped out early with a power steering failure. With nine laps in the books, the first caution waved when Kevin Nickel slowed dramatically going down the backstretch and was pinned up high by traffic. Nickel eventually drove to the pits under caution. On the restart, Sye Anderson and Gunner Cummings tangled in turn two with both cars spinning sideways. They tagged the tail. That was it for cautions, as the remaining sixteen laps ran nonstop. Goerges' fine run in second came to an end when his car also had a power steering failure causing him to slap the concrete wall and then retire to the infield late in the race. Goerges had actually been closing the gap on the leader prior to his misfortune. Winner of this event last year, Davey Heskin, rode home in second behind Tatnell. For the fourth consecutive race, another impressive run for rookie driver Ryan Bowers saw yet another third place finish. Rick Kobs and Tony Norem rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Jennifer Eriksen, Tatnell and Kobs. Bowers and Schafer topped the Challenge races. Rookie contender Jamey Ogston was done early on in the evening when his sprinter suffered a broken lifter in the motor, causing his #03 team to load up and head for home.

Following the Grams Memorial, the UMSS winged sprints along with the Traditional sprints headed to the Cedar Lake Speedway for the Summer Sprint Special the following night. The UMSS website has plenty of information in a variety of sections. You can check it out at www.umsprints.com or a person can follow the UMSS on our Facebook page.

UMSS Race Results - St. Croix Valley Raceway July 25, 2014 (Race #13) 2nd Annual Dan Grams Memorial

Alpha Apparel & Promotions Ultimate Sprint Race #1 (6 laps): 10x Jennifer Eriksen, 91 Davey Heskin, 199 Ryan Bowers, 63 Jerry Richert Jr, 37 Sye Anderson, 03 Jamey Ogston DNS.

Meeks Video Ultimate Sprint Race #2 (6 laps): 14 Brooke Tatnell, 9 Jared Goerges, 34TW Gunner Cummings, 5C Cam Schafer, 5 Anna Kouba, 91A Reed Allex.

Driverwebsites.com Ultimate Sprint Race #3 (6 laps): 34 Rick Kobs, B1st Tony Norem, 15 Chad Patterson, 10 Kevin Nickel, 74 Bob McVitty.

Mastell Brothers Trailer Service Challenge Race #1 (8 laps): Bowers, Kobs, Patterson, Georges, Eriksen, Kouba, Anderson, McVitty, Ogston DNS.

Hoosier Racing Tire Challenge Race #2 (8 laps): Schafer, Cummings, Heskin, Tatnell, Norem, Richert, Nickel, Allex.

GRP Motorsports 2nd Annual UMSS Dan Grams Memorial Feature (25 laps): Tatnell, Heskin, Bowers, Kobs, Norem, Kouba, Eriksen, Cummings, Anderson, Patterson, Allex, Goerges DNF, McVitty DNF, Richert DNF, Nickel DNF, Schafer DNF, Ogston DNS.

Lap Leaders: Tatnell 1-25. Cautions: (2)

 

 

Tony Anderson captures Fricke Memorial Thunderstock Select

(7/25/14) – It was an evening that featured the Budweiser Thunderstocks division at Limaland Motorsports Park and for spectators of the heat races earlier in the night, it came as little surprise that Tony Anderson and Lima’s Jeff Koz took top honors in the ‘money’ races to cap off the program.

The defending division champion Tony Anderson moved to the front through the early stages of the 10-lap Fricke Memorial and held off challenges from both Koz and fellow frontrunner Tim Cole. Anderson piloted his number 22T machine flawlessly around the high-banked -mile oval, as he has done many times previously, and rolled to the coveted checkered flag. “This was a good field of stock cars out here tonight,” noted Anderson afterward. “The top of the track isn’t my usual domain, but the car was working well up there so you do what you have to in order to compete and win. I’m really grateful for my crew, sponsors and family.”

Earlier in the race program, it was Jeff Koz that dominated in winning the Thunderstocks regular 15-lap feature. A pair of mid-race caution flags didn’t slow his progress as he led the field from flag to flag after starting from the front row. “It a fast race track again tonight and this car loves fast tacky tracks,” said Koz. “This win goes to Dean Miracle. I drive his modified and his mom is in the hospital so we’re thinking of them.” The win marked the third of the 2014 season for Koz and the 16th of his career at Limaland Motorsports Park.

The Elwer Fence sprint car 25-lap feature field was stacked with speed at the front and the Hammons Motorsports entries ultimately scored a rare 1-2 finish. It wasn’t as easy as the result might appear as Hammons drivers Max Stambaugh and JR Stewart had to battle with a pair of veterans from nearby Putnam County, Jared Horstman and Butch Schroeder, to eventually triumph.

Horstman revealed earlier that his team was racing with heavy hearts as he dedicated a Dash for Cash win to open the night of racing to his neighbor and friend Andrew Altenburger, who lost his life tragically that morning in an ATV accident. Horstman carried that emotion through the opening laps of the feature and produced some thrilling early race action with both Stambaugh and Stewart.

As Jared Horstman roared around the high side of the track surface, Stambaugh was being successful working a middle line and the two drivers made the event their own playground for most of the feature. A two car mishap in turn number four involving Jimmy Snead and Ryan Kirkendall brought out a red flag race stoppage, but also set up the field for a five lap dash to the checkered flag. Stambaugh never surrendered the lead and on the white flag lap Jared Horstman made contact with the front straight wall ending his hopes.

While Stambaugh and his teammate JR Stewart rolled to glory, Horstman settled for a 13th place finish with his orange colored number 17 stalled in turn one. “It got a little nervy a few times when I got behind slow cars and with the 17 always coming,” noted a relieved Stambaugh of Elida. “Ron (Hammons) gave me a great opportunity this year so I come out here and do what I can. When it gets hectic you just have to keep going.” It was Stambaugh’s second feature win of 2014.

The 20-lap Reineke Modifieds feature was being touted as a rematch of Todd Sherman and Matt Westfall as the two leading points drivers in the division literally raced to a razor thin margin at the finish the previous week with Westfall edging Sherman. On this night Sherman was fortunate to start the race from the outside of the front row with Westfall just behind on the inside of row number two.

It was too much for the rest of the field, with the notable exception of Tony Anderson and Terry Hull, to effectively challenge at the front of the field. Todd Sherman chose to lead the field primarily racing on the high side of the track and Westfall followed him nose-to-tail through the entire event. At one point in the action, Westfall produced a difficult slide job maneuver through turn number four, but even that failed to give him race leadership.

A late race caution set up a white flag duel to decide the eventual winner. It was eerily similar to the previous week when Matt Westfall somehow got around Sherman to record the win. On this occasion, Sherman stayed at the top of the track for maximum traction and held off West fall to post the win. “I’m a catfish, I like the bottom,” joked Sherman. “The top was sort of treacherous, but my son is my signal guy and he said take it to the top. I was just holding him (Westfall) off and it was a heckuva drive.

It was Todd Sherman’s third win of 2014 and the 39th of his Modified career at Limaland Motorsport Park. He retains his point’s lead with three weeks of action remaining.

Limaland Motorsports Park returns to action on Friday, August 1, with Meet the Drivers Night and the Run for the Rabbit with the K & L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders. Also the Reineke Modifieds and Budweiser Thunderstocks will compete. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. Racing begins promptly at 7:30 p.m.

All the latest news and information about America’s premier quarter-mile dirt track, can be found at www.limaland.com. You can also find 2014 Limaland Motorsports Park on Facebook and Twitter.

Limaland Motorsports Park - 7/25/2014

McDonald’s Dash (5 Laps) 1. 17-Jared Horstman; 2. 10X-Dustin Stroup 3. 23M-Jack Miller; 4. 22H-Randy Hannagan

Elwer Fence Sprints Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 17-Jared Horstman; 2. 6M-Max Stambaugh; 3. 10X-Dustin Stroup 4. 23-Devon Dobie; 5. 8J-Jess Stiger; 6. 49-Shawn Dancer 7. 15-Brandon Fergueson; 8. 12H-Tim Hunter

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 6S-Jr Stewart; 2. 33M-Kody Swanson; 3.18-Todd Heuerman 4. 11-Tim Allison; 5. 57-Mike Dunlap; 6. 19-Jimmy Snead 7. 69-Scott Curren; 8. 6T-Tyler Moore

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. B20-Butch Schroeder; 2. 28H-Hud Horton; 3. 12W-Kent Wolters 4. 27K-Ryan Kirkendall; 5. 12B-Don Ryder; 6. 23M-Jack Miller 7. 22H-Randy Hannagan

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 6M-Max Stambaugh[4]; 2. 6S-Jr Stewart[2]; 3. B20-Butch Schroeder[1] 4. 10X-Dustin Stroup[7]; 5. 23-Devon Dobie[10]; 6. 18-Todd Heuerman[8] 7. 28H-Hud Horton[6]; 8. 33M-Kody Swanson[5]; 9. 12H-Tim Hunter[22] 10. 57-Mike Dunlap[14]; 11. 11-Tim Allison[11]; 12. 15-Brandon Fergueson[19] 13. 17-Jared Horstman[3]; 14. 12W-Kent Wolters[9]; 15. 69-Scott Curren[20] 16. 27K-Ryan Kirkendall[12]; 17. 19-Jimmy Snead[17]; 18. 49-Shawn Dancer[16] 19. 8J-Jess Stiger[13]; 20. 12B-Don Ryder[15]; 21. 6T-Tyler Moore[23]

Bud Thunderstocks Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. 16-Jeff Koz; 2. OOP-Dean Pitts; 3. 71R-Keith Ralston 4. 26-Justin Long; 5. 48-Tim Cole; 6. 25-Nick Bowers 7. 2-Charlie Sanborn; 8. 17J-Jarrod Klay; 9. 77-Corey Wooten

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. 1-Kyle Peterson; 2. 22T-Tony Anderson; 3. OO-Aj Bernys 4. 71C-Barney Craig; 5. 19-Bill Reimund; 6. 9-Dave Keysor 7. O1-Shane Aeschlimall; 8. 53-Jan Launders

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. 27-Frank Paladino; 2. 1W-Mark Woten; 3. 82-Chris Douglas 4. 7C-Jordan Conover; 5. 32-Scott Boyd; 6. 7-Dan Wooten 7. 89-Keith Shockency; 8. O2P-Rob Parker

B-Main - (8 Laps - Top 6 Transfer) 1. 25-Nick Bowers; 2. 2-Charlie Sanborn; 3. 9-Dave Keysor 4. 53-Jan Launders; 5. 77-Corey Wooten; 6. 89-Keith Shockency 7. O2P-Rob Parker; 8. O1-Shane Aeschlimall; 9. 7-Dan Wooten 10. 17J-Jarrod Klay

A-Main - (15 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 16-Jeff Koz[1]; 2. 22T-Tony Anderson[5]; 3. 48-Tim Cole[13] 4. OOP-Dean Pitts[4]; 5. 82-Chris Douglas[9]; 6. 27-Frank Paladino[3] 7. OO-Aj Bernys[8]; 8. 2-Charlie Sanborn[17]; 9. 53-Jan Launders[19] 10. 32-Scott Boyd[15]; 11. 9-Dave Keysor[18]; 12. 1W-Mark Woten[6] 13. 25-Nick Bowers[16]; 14. 71R-Keith Ralston[7]; 15. 26-Justin Long[10] 16. 1-Kyle Peterson[2]; 17. 7C-Jordan Conover[12]; 18. 19-Bill Reimund[14] 19. 77-Corey Wooten[20]

Vern Shootout #1 1. Tim Cole; 2. Kyle Peterson; 3. Frank Paldino 4. Jarrod Klay; 5.Justin Long; 6.Scott Boyd

Bill Shootout #2 1.Jeff Koz; 2.Tony Anderson; 3. Jordan Conover 4. Shane Aeschliman; 5. Chris Douglas; 6. Dave Keysor

Fricke Memorial Thunderstock Select 1. Tony Anderson; 2. Jeff Koz; 3. Tim Cole 4. Frank Paladino; 5. Jordan Conover; 6. Shane Aeschliman 7. Chris Douglas; 8. Kyle Peterson; 9. Jarrod Klay 10. Justin Long

Reineke Modifieds Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 65-Todd Sherman; 2. 34X-Brandon Vaughan; 3. 3W-Dylan Woodling 4. 5X-Jerry Bowersock; 5. 17T-Michael Tarlton; 6. 11H-Mike Hohlbein 7. OO-Andy Galgoci

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 22T-Tony Anderson; 2. 40-Terry Hull; 3. 19-Ryan Ordway 4. L5-Casey Luedeke; 5. 71-Joel Ortberg; 6. O7-Damen Bock 7. 83K-Josh Kehle

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 54-Matt Westfall; 2. 10L-Nathan Loney; 3. 4-Jason Kinney 4. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger; 5. O1-Anthony Flannery 6. 23J-Jeff Koz

A-Main - (20 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 65-Todd Sherman[2]; 2. 54-Matt Weswtfall[3]; 3. 22T-Tony Anderson[1] 4. L5-Casey Luedeke[11]; 5. 40-Terry Hull[5]; 6. 3W-Dylan Woodling[7] 7. OO-Andy Galgoci[19]; 8. 4-Jason Kinney[9]; 9. O1-Anthony Flannery[15] 10. 10L-Nathan Loney[6]; 11. 17T-Michael Tarlton[13]; 12. O7-Damen Bock[17] 13. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger[12]; 14. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[16]; 15. 71-Joel Ortberg[14]; 16. 34X-Brandon Vaughan[4]; 17. 19-Ryan Ordway[8]; 18. 5X-Jerry Bowersock[10]

 

 

Atomic Blast Night One to Duncan

Oliver AMRA Best

Boyd Boss in SS, Fields Flies in Sport Mods

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-Lockbourne, Ohio's Cole Duncan took the lead from Jimmy Stinson on the 11th lap and soared into the twilight zone, picking up the $3,000 victory and earning a spot in the Sprint Car Open Wheel Championships in October. Duncan lapped all but the first eight cars in the process to kick off the Atomic Blast weekend on a very fast track Friday night July 25th at Atomic Speedway.

Claiming the win in the AMRA Octane Modified division with a lap 17 pass of Tanner Wilson was Greggie Oliver, Jackson, Ohio. Dean Boyd, Williamsburg, Ohio claimed the Racer's Edge Street Stock main, and Kentucky driver Mitchell Fields won the C & M Racing Sport Mod main event. The sprint car feature was over at 10:45.

Round two of the Atomic Blast weekend is tomorrow (Saturday) July 26 with hot laps beginning at 6 p.m.

At the start of the sprint car main pole-sitter Ronnie Blair flipped in turn three, tumbling off the wall three times on the first lap of the A-main. From that point on the race went green-to-checkered.

Piketon, Ohio driver Jimmy Nier, a former track champion, took the early lead over new pole-sitter Jimmy Stinson. Nathan Skaggs quickly filed in behind Nier, but the #22 of Cole Duncan started to come to life.

Duncan stoked the fire and clicked off laps, sometimes nearly a second faster than his competitors, over the mid-point of the race. The Duncan express steamed past Nier on lap 9, then never looked back. Jason Meyers, the two time former World of Outlaws Champion, battled it out hard with Jimmy Stinson, Danny

Smith, and Caleb Armstrong for position. Former All-Star champ Chad Kemenah suffered mechanical woes early and went pitside.

Aaron Higgins, Kory Crabtree, and Todd Kane thrashed around the high-banks in another heated battle for position, while Stinson stonewalled Smith's charge to the front. That battle came after Stinson and Meyers had rubbed wheels in a move the sent the California driver past Stinson for fourth.

Nier settled down in second well ahead of Skaggs and Meyers as small battles continued to unfold all around the track. Duncan remained the fastest car on the track, even in traffic as he put several high quality cars down a lap. Duncan's superior charge saw veteran Todd Kane become his last victim with three other top runners within a couple car lengths of going down a lap as time run out and Duncan grabbed the checkered.

Many cars were turning laps in the eleven second bracket throughout the feature. Skaggs held off Meyers for third as Duncan blitzed to the checkered well ahead of the high flying Nier.

"Man, this is a lot of fun," shouted Duncan in victory lane. "My parents and grandparents are here and I'm just glad to be here in victory lane. Dad ( Rodney Duncan) made a good call right before the feature. We thought about tightening it (the car) up, but kept it free for (turns) three and four. I could make it through there faster than anyone and that made the difference. Motor City is one of our biggest sponsors. I'd like to thank them and all my sponsors. This is just so cool."

In victory lane Promoter Brad McCown upped the ante for the Freedom 40 saying, "Whoever wins the Freedom 40 will have a guaranteed spot in the Open Wheel Championship. If it is Cole Duncan, then he will start no worse than 10th guaranteed."

Duncan was also the Hummel Factory Kahne Shocks Hard Charger blasting from 6th to first.

Rounding out the top ten were Cole Duncan, Jimmy Nier, Nathan Skaggs, Jason Meyers, Jimmy Stinson, Danny Smith, Caleb Armstrong, Aaron Higgins, Todd Kane, and Kory Crabtree. Jesse McCreary won the sprint B-main over Brandi Bower and Sam Ashworth.

While running a strong second, Kenny Johnson took a wild flip after hitting the third turn wall in the AMRA Octane Modified main. While still upside down, Johnson-the current points leader- was clipped hard by Rick Hensley spinning Johnson's car around on its top. Johnson emerged shaken amid what was left of his mount.

Meanwhile, Tanner Wilson was the class of the field. Wilson pulled Johnson on the start then outran Cody Parker and Travis Dickson to the start-finish line. Dickson, Greggie Oliver, Parker, and Brian Whiteman jousted for nearly 15 laps before Oliver's mount started to awaken. Oliver went with a harder compound and finally began to heat things up in his Kevin Dulaney Impressive Chassis.

With Wilson well out in front and Johnson on the hook, Oliver bagged Parker then a strong-running Derrick Smith and Dickson. Oliver quickly closed the gap on Wilson, who had been in charge since the onset of the race. By lap 16 Oliver knocked at the door, as both cars battled side-by-side. Oliver tried a slide job, but it didn't take, but a lap later Oliver blitzed past Wilson and got the forward bite off two that he needed to secure the lead and eventual win.

One of the best races of the night was the battle between Philip Bapst, Steve Clemmons, Fireball Pinkerton, and Brandon Oliver. That quartet was three, sometimes four wide in a fight for the top ten. The hard charger was Steve Clemmons in a run from 14th to 8th, along with Bapst who transferred through the third heat in a 15th to 9th place run.

"It didn't take off at the start and didn't know what I had for anyone," said Oliver. "Then about midway the car started come to us. When the tires got hot the car was fast. We went a little harder on compound and once we got going I was thinking 'no more cautions'."

Rounding out the top ten were Greggie Oliver, Tanner Wilson, Cody Parker, Travis Dickson, Derrick Smith, Brian Whiteman, Mark Dickson, Steve Clemmons, Phillip Bapst, and Brandon Oliver.

Eric Arledge won the Modified B main ahead of Tyler Hendrix and Jeff Votaw, who both had good runs.

Evidence of another great track prep, Mineral Wells, WV driver Kenny Johnson regained his track record with a time of 15:030 eclipsing Kenny Wallace's one week old record of 15:090. Also setting new track records were Jamie Adams in the Street Stocks and Mitchell Fields in the Sport Mods.

Jamie Adams took the lead in the Street Stock main, but on lap seven, the leader broke a tie rod and went pitside, handing the leaders baton to Dean Boyd. Boyd's mount got looser as the race progressed and Justin Poling proved to be two-tenths of a second faster than the leader. Poling, however, never got the break he needed.

Twice in the last three circuits, Poling tried Boyd but scrubbed off just enough speed on the pass attempt to allow Boyd to blast on to win number 6 in 2014. Adam Jones anchored third much of the race after battling Tommy Mossbarger, but as the race unfolded young Evan Seitz and Larry Highland turned up the wick. Both bagged Jones, while Mossbarger hit the wall. Poling made his bid for the lead and at the same time Seitz, quicker with every lap, moved into third just ahead of Highland's great fourth place run. Jones finished fifth in one of his best 'smooth and fast' runs of the year. Behind Boyd were Justin Poling, Evan Seitz, Larry Highland, Adam Jones, Kurtis Dunaway, Tommy Mossbarger, Jamie Adams, Dave Landman, and Tim Cutler. Evan Seitz was the hard charger in a charge from 9th to third.

"It aint over til it's over", said Yankee great Yogi Berra. That was the theme for the Sport Mod main. Bob Crace, Jr. all but had the race won, when it appeared that Brennan Bobst would take over on lap 12. The youngster Bobst, up beside Crace twice, lost the handle on his third bid for the top spot and during the caution after that duo had been embattled with last week's winner Mitchell Fields. During the caution, Crace went pitside with mechanical woes, and Fields inherited the lead. Harley Martin and Ricky Neace had strong runs, but the shining star was Bobst who recovered from the tail to come back to fourth.

Rick Neace was the hard-charger in a 7th from third run. Rounding out the top ten were Mitch Fields, Harley Martin, Ricky Neace, Brennan Bobst, Steve Noble, Jimmy Spillman, David Lunsford, Bob Crace, Jr., Billy Bowls, Mike Brust, John Remy, and Andrew Bender

Other noteworthy runs for the night included fine runs from Randy Fink in the Sprints and Brian Moore in the modifieds.

Action returns Saturday, July 26 for the $5,000 Atomic Blast Late Model Feature--Saturday, July 26. Also, one of the best fireworks shows in Southern Ohio will be launched. Yes! Fireworks, fireworks, fireworks-- Blasting off during the Saturday Night show, July 26!

Then, regular Saturday night racing returns Saturday, August 2 with 410 Sprints, Late Models, Modifieds, Sport Mods, and Street Stocks.

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

Saturday's Itinerary; July 26

Late Model Payout for Saturday Night, July 26!

5000, 3000, 2000, 1500, 1200, 1000, 900, 800, 700, 650, 600, 550, 500, 500, 500, 500, 500, 500, 500, 500. $100 for all B Main Non-transfers.

TIM HATTLE TRUCKING $500 FAST DASH FOR CASH!

BOBST AUTO PARTS $300 FAST TIME AWARD!

DIRT ON DIRT $300 HARD CHARGER AWARD!

One Late Model driver could take home $6,100 !

ALSO SATURDAY NIGHT, July 26 - $1,000 TO WIN AMRA MODIFIEDS!

Fireworks!

ALONG WITH STREET STOCKS, SPORT MODS & ENDUROS!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

August 2- OVSCA Sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

August 9-Fair/No Racing

August 16-Fair/No Racing

August 23- FREEDOM 40 SPRINTS $3,000 TO WIN, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

September 6- OVSCA Sprints, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

September 13- DARF NIGHT- Sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

September 20- BOB CRACE SR MEMORIAL- $5,000 to win AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

THE SUMMARY: July 25, 2014

PINE TREE TOWING AND RECOVERY 410 Sprints (24)

Fast Time: Cole Duncan 11:505

Heat One-Cole Duncan, Jason Meyers, Chad Kemenah, Aaron Higgins, Mark Imler, Sam Ashworth, Randy Fink, Mark Coleman

Heat Two-Jimmy Stinson, Nathan Skaggs,Todd Kane, Danny Smith, Ryan Broughton, Jesse McCreary, Jack Lee Dean Kester

Heat Three-Jimmy Nier,Ronnie Blair, Caleb Armstrong, Kory Crabtree, Eddie Slone, Nate Reeser, Brandy Bower, Bryan Nuckles

B-Main: Jesse McCreary, Brandy Bower, Sam Ashworth, Bryan Nuckles, Randy Fink, Mark Coleman, Dean Kester, Nate Reesor, Jack Lee

Feature: Cole Duncan, Jimmy Nier, Nathan Skaggs, Jason Meyers, Jimmy Stinson, Danny Smith, Caleb Armstrong, Aaron Higgins, Todd Kane, Kory Crabtree, Ryan Broughton, Jesse McCreary, Mark Imler, Brandy Bower, Sam Ashworth, Bryan Nuckles, Eddie Slone, Randy Fink, Chad Kemenah, Ronnie Blair

ADVANCE SERVICES H & C AMRA MODIFIEDS (25)

Fast Time: Kenny Johnson 15:030 New Track Record

Heat One-Travis Dickson, Kenny Johnson, Brandon Oliver, Justin Murray, Donnie Miller, Jason Cottrill, Jeff Surber, Tyler Hendrix, Jeff Votaw

Heat Two-Tanner Wilson, Greggie Oliver, Mark Dickson, Rick Hensley, Steve Clemmons, Mike Conkle, Mark Bailey, Seth Daniels

Heat Three- Cody Parker, Brian Whiteman, Derrick Smith, David Pinkerton, Philip Bapst, Brian Moore, Eric Arledge, Aaron Pendleton

B-Main- Eric Arledge, Tyler Hendrix, Jeff Votaw, Mike Conkle, Brian Moore, Mark Bailey, Seth Daniels, Jason Cottrill, Jeff Surber, Aaron Pendleton (DNQ)

Feature: Greggie Oliver, Tanner Wilson, Cody Parker, Travis Dickson, Derrick Smith, Brian Whiteman, Mark Dickson, Steve Clemmons, Phillip Bapst, Brandon Oliver, David Pinkerton, Rick Hensley, Jeff Votaw, Justin Murray, Mike Conkle, Brian Moore, Eric Arledge, Tyler Hendrix, Donnie Miller, Kenny Johnson

Racer's Edge Street Stocks (10)

Fast Time: Jamie Adams 16:097 New Track Record

Heat One-Jamie Adams, Justin Poling, Randy Seitz,Adam Jones, Kurtis Dunaway

Heat Two-Dean Boyd, Tommy Mossbarger, Dave Landman, Larry Highland, Tim Cutler

Feature: Dean Boyd, Justin Poling, Evan Seitz, Larry Highland, Adam Jones, Kurtis Dunaway, Tommy Mossbarger, Jamie Adams, Dave Landman, Tim Cutler

C & M Racing Sport Mods(12)

Fast Time: Mitchell Fields 16:659 New Track Record

Heat One-Mitchell Fields, Brennan Bobst,John Remy, Rick Neace, Steve Noble, Billy Bowls,

Heat Two-Harley Martin, Bob Crace, Jr., Mike Brust, Jimmy Spillman, David Lunsford, Andrew Bender

Feature: Mitch Fields, Harley Martin, Ricky Neace, Brennan Bobst, Steve Noble, Jimmy Spillman, David Lunsford, Bob Crace, Jr., Billy Bowls, Mike Brust, John Remy, Andrew Bender

 

 

Kern Captures URSS Honors at Dodge City!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 25, 2014) – Jared Kern survived a last-lap bid from Zach Blurton among others in heavy traffic to win Friday night’s 25-lap United Rebel Sprint Series feature atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval that headlined First Responders Night.

While Great Bend’s Kern captured his second career URSS score and first of the year, Danny Keller made a long-awaited return to IMCA Modified victory lane, IMCA Sport Modified points leader Jeff Kaup added his third win of the season, Angel Munoz fought off a late challenge from Perry Misner for IMCA Stock Car honors and Sonny O’Hair bounced back from a near-win one week earlier to take the Thunder Car victory.

In the URSS main event, pole starter Kern outgunned Kaden Taylor for the point at the drop of the green flag and fought off a challenge eight laps in from Koby Walters to retain command when the first of two cautions appeared after ten laps for Jake Bubak’s turn one spin.

With Kern out front, Luke Cranston and Zach Blurton made quick work of Walters to move up to second and third, respectively, before the next caution appeared three laps later for a Jeremy Huish spin in turn four.

Kern took off once again on the restart with Cranston trying the top side of the track, only to open the door for Blurton to scoot by on the bottom into second.

Approaching traffic as the final laps clicked off, Blurton and Cranston closed in on Kern’s tailtank as the white flag flew. Kern disposed of one lapped car then moved up the track coming off of turn four for the final time, with Blurton trying to squeeze by underneath to make it the second last-corner win in as many URSS events at DCRP.

Kern held on by a car-length to take the win ahead of Blurton with Cranston and Steven Richardson a close third and fourth in the last-lap scramble.

“I was getting close to those lapped cars, I was kind of trying to time it where I wouldn’t get to them before the race was over,” Kern explained in victory lane after becoming the 11th different winner in the last 12 URSS events at DCRP. “I knew someone was back there but I didn’t have any idea how close they were.”

Gavin Stout charged from 17th to round out the top five ahead of Brian Herbert and Jed Werner, with points leader Bubak rebounding from his early spin to salvage an eighth-place finish. Kevin Schramek and Kris Moore completed the top ten.

In the 20-lap IMCA Modified feature that finished off the night, Dodge City’s Danny Keller returned to DCRP victory lane for the first time in approximately eight years and did it with a ‘vintage’ Modified. “Not too bad for a 1989 car,” Keller laughed in victory lane.

Keller gunned into the lead at the drop of the green flag and ran the bottom portion of the track perfectly throughout, without anyone able to offer up any serious challenges along the way. Keller became the seventh different Modified winner in eight events ahead of Mike Martin, with Jack Kirchoff claiming the show position.

Casey Jo Gemmill crossed the stripe fourth with Nick Link rounding out the top five.

Ryan Heger outlasted fellow title contender and defending track champion Austin Allen to earn a sixth-place finish, with the three-point gain for that position opening his advantage to just 4 points with three events remaining.

Entering the night just 13 points out of the lead, Cole Traugott was ahead of both Heger and Allen in the feature when his title hopes were essentially eliminated after getting collected by Van Gemmill in a turn three fracas on the ninth round that collected several other cars.

While Woodward, Oklahoma’s Jeff Kaup gridded the 20-lap IMCA Sport Modified feature outside the fourth row, Brian May led from the pole position for the opening circuit before Randle McRoberts squeezed by on the low side.

With McRoberts slipping away from the field, Kaup worked his way up to third by the ninth lap and then made his way past May for second on the 12th circuit.

Kaup whittled away at McRoberts’ lead in short order, closing in on his rear bumper on the 15th lap and then slipping underneath on the backstretch to take command on the 16th circuit.

Kaup opened up a half straightaway advantage over the closing circuits to take his third win of the year despite losing his brakes after a lap four caution. McRoberts took runner-up honors with Josh Appel claiming the show position. Clay Money and May rounded out the top five.

In the 15-lap IMCA Stock Car feature, Lamar, Colorado’s Angel Munoz battled past Randy Dowell for the lead then held off Perry Misner’s advances over the final pair of rounds for his second DCRP score of the year.

With Munoz out front, points leader Misner moved up to second and closed in on the leader. Looking for his fifth DCRP triumph of the year, Misner caught Munoz with two laps to go and looked high and low, only to fall a car-length short at the line.

Munoz and Misner were chased to the stripe by Dowell with Michael Pepper and Brandon Fisher in the top five.

Just six nights after a throttle bolt cost him an apparent victory, Sonny O’Hair rebounded by wiring the field in the 15-lap Thunder Car feature for his second win of the year.

O’Hair advanced from third to first on the opening lap and maintained command throughout, taking the checkered flag ahead of Matt O’Hair with Cody Davis and Dan Rogers in third and fourth. Will Bauer rallied from a lap seven altercation that sent him tailback to maintain a slim points lead with a fifth-place finish.

Action resumes at Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday night, August 16, with the track hosting the final leg of the Second Annual USAC Southwest Non-Wing Sprint Car Freedom Tour along with IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and Thunder Cars.

Dodge City Raceway Park – July 25 Results

First Responder Night:

URSS Sprint Cars:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 2j-Zach Blurton, 2. 97-Brian Herbert, 3. 33-Koby Walters, 4. 007k-Jared Kern, 5. 11-Keefe Hemel, 6. 1x-Cody Lampe, 7. 18-Brandon Sprott.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 9x-Jake Bubak, 2. 95-Gavin Stout, 3. 49-Kris Moore, 4. 77-Cody Caldwell, 5. 4s-Kevin Schramek, 6. 88j-Jeremy Huish.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 20-Luke Cranston, 2. 16k-Kaden Taylor, 3. 0-Steven Richardson, 4. 50-Jed Werner, 5. 911-Rick Salem, 6. 51r-Ross Essenburg.

"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 007k-Jared Kern, 2. 2j-Zach Blurton, 3. 20-Luke Cranston, 4. 0-Steven Richardson, 5. 95-Gavin Stout, 6. 97-Brian Herbert, 7. 50-Jed Werner, 8. 9x-Jake Bubak, 9. 4s-Kevin Schramek, 10. 49-Kris Moore, 11. 77-Cody Caldwell, 12. 911-Rick Salem, 13. 33-Koby Walters, 14. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 15. 88j-Jeremy Huish, 16. 16k-Kaden Taylor, 17. 1x-Cody Lampe. DNS: 11-Keefe Hemel, 18-Brandon Sprott.

Lap Leaders: Jared Kern 1-25.

IMCA Modifieds:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 88j-Jack Kirchoff, 2. 25-Kale Beavers, 3. 21-Van Gemmill, 4. 98-Danny Keller, 5. 16-Kevin Gray, 6. 3h-Ryan Heger, 7. 85c-Clay Sellard, 8. 44-Mike Lunow, 9. 7n-William Nusser.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 2L-Tracy Link, 2. M15-Mike Martin, 3. 1n-Nick Link, 4. 9-Cole Traugott, 5. 3c-Casey Jo Gemmill, 6. 01-Jesse Smith, 7. 18-Austin Allen, 8. 22k-Brad Keller, 9. 22T-Trent Gray, 10. 57-Joel Lane.

"A" Feature (20 Laps): 1. 98k-Danny Keller, 2. M15-Mike Martin, 3. 88j-Jack Kirchoff, 4. 3c-Casey Jo Gemmill, 5. 1n-Nick Link, 6. 3h-Ryan Heger, 7. 18-Austin Allen, 8. 7n-William Nusser, 9. 22T-Trent Gray, 10. 25-Kale Beavers, 11. 57-Joel Lane, 12. 22k-Brad Keller, 13. 21-Van Gemmill, 14. 01-Jesse Smith, 15. 44-Mike Lunow, 16. 85c-Clay Sellard, 17. 9-Cole Traugott, 18. 16-Kevin Gray, 19. 2L-Tracy Link.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 65J-Josh Appel, 2. 92-Jeff Kaup, 3. 22-Randle McRoberts, 4. 10T-Toby Witthuhn, 5. 40d-Steve Dent, 6. 12-Kevin Tabor, 7. I3-Adam Stenzel, 8. 81T-Tristen Barton.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 44-Austin Walker, 2. 7b-Jamie French, 3. 7-Clay Money, 4. 39-Brian May, 5. 37-Bart Baker, 6. 56m-Mike Appel, 7. 33-Jason Lunow.

"A" Feature (20 Laps): 1. 92-Jeff Kaup, 2. 22-Randle McRoberts, 3. 65J-Josh Appel, 4. 7-Clay Money, 5. 39-Brian May, 6. 7b-Jamie French, 7. 56m-Mike Appel, 8. 37-Bart Baker, 9. 10T-Toby Witthuhn, 10. 33-Jason Lunow, 11. 81T-Tristen Barton, 12. 12-Kevin Tabor, 13. I3-Adam Stenzel, 14. 44-Austin Walker. DNS: 40d-Steve Dent.

IMCA Stock Cars:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 2m-Angel Munoz, 2. 22-Michael Pepper, 3. 19-Brett Copeland, 4. 33-Marlin Hogie, 5. 70-Karson Love, 6. 57-Josh Crombie, 7. 97x-Andre Rexford.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 2. 20m-Perry Misner, 3. D44-Randy Dowell, 4. 96-Billy Phelps, 5. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 6. 58-Kyle Tillery, 7. 14-Brandon Fisher.

"A" Feature (15 Laps): 1. 2m-Angel Munoz, 2. 20m-Perry Misner, 3. D44-Randy Dowell, 4. 22-Michael Pepper, 5. 14-Brandon Fisher, 6. 33-Marlin Hogie, 7. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 8. 96-Billy Phelps, 9. 19-Brett Copeland, 10. 70-Karson Love, 11. 97x-Andre Rexford, 12. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 13. 58-Kyle Tillery, 14. 57-Josh Crombie.

 

 

Late Race Heroics Pay Off for Solwold

7/25/14

Alger, WA – Jason Solwold’s experience at Skagit Speedway paid dividends on the preliminary night of the 2014 Bob’s Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals. Solwold used a late race restart to pass Alberta’s Sean MacDonnell to take home the victory on night one of the biggest 360 race in the Northwest on Friday night. Also on Friday night, Tyler Ketchum won the first night of the Outlaw Tuner Nationals.

The early portion of the 30 lap A Main event for the sprint cars was dominated by Matt Jensen. Jensen, searching for his first Skagit Speedway main event win, led with a sizeable advantage for the first 12 laps of the main event before slower traffic gave Sean MacDonnell a chance to narrow the gap. As Jensen attempted to lap Steve Reeves, MacDonnell fought to the top of the race track and powered by both Jensen and Reeves to take the lead on lap 20. At the same time, Jason Solwold had narrowed the gap between him and the lead pack, and also soared by Jensen to take the runner up spot. The race would feature five restarts over the next seven laps, with the fifth restart determining the fate of the race leader. Solwold, who’d lost a right rear shock somewhere around lap 15, was committed to running the bottom and put heavy pressure on MacDonnell each restart as the bombed into turn one. Following a Kenny Rutz spin on lap 27, Solwold took advantage of a small hole that MacDonnell opened in the low groove to slide in front of him and take his line away. Jason then turned away Sean’s crossover move on corner exit and held strong to win. Seth Bergman raced from 14th to take second at the checkered and earn the high point night heading into the finale. MacDonnell would settle for third. Kelsey Carpenter was the fast qualifier on the night. Heat winners were Justin Youngquist, Eric Fisher, Bergman, Rutz and Jensen. Trey Starks won the B Main. 16 cars will lock into the A Main based on Friday night’s points. The top six will participate in the A Scramble. A full point run down is located in the results section at the bottom of this article.

Tyler Ketchum emerged triumphant on night one of the Tuner Nationals weekend. Ketchum stalked Brian Michelson for the lead before mounting a big charge in the outside groove on lap 11 to take over the lead and eventually picking up the win. Michelson tied a career best finish with second. Freddie Vela was third. Ketchum and Brandon Berg were the heat race winners. Saturday night’s main event will be lined up by points accumulated on Friday night’s program as well as heats from Saturday.

360 Sprint Cars Fast Time – Kelsey Carpenter 11.692 Heat 1 – Justin Youngquist, Chris Schmelzle, Henry Van Dam, Kelsey Carpenter, Rod Perkins, Jason Reed, Steve Vague Heat 2 – Eric Fisher, Colton Heath, Devin Madonia, Trey Starks, Luke Didiuk, Daniel Anderson, Ben Gunderson Heat 3 – Seth Bergman, Robbie Price, Sean MacDonnell, Steve James, Lawrance Kirkham, Daniel Cernich, Brock Lemley Heat 4 – Kenny Rutz, Derek Roberts, Jared Peterson, Steve Reeves, Bud Ashe, Michael Bollinger, Zeth Custer Heat 5 – Matt Jensen, Jason Solwold, Tayler Malsam, Reece Goetz, Jeff Dunlap, Greg Hamilton, (DQ-Failure to Scale) JJ Hickle B Main – Trey Starks, Kelsey Carpenter, JJ Hickle, Rod Perkins, Steve Reeves, Reece Goetz, Bud Ashe, Luke Didiuk, Jason Reed, Brock Lemley, Greg Hamilton, Ben Gunderson, Steve James, Jeff Dunlap, Daniel Cernich, Zeth Custer, Daniel Anderson, Lawrance Kirkham A Main – Jason Solwold, Seth Bergman, Sean MacDonnell, Trey Starks, Eric Fisher, Tayler Malsam, Derek Roberts, Colton Heath, Chris Schmelzle, Kelsey Carpenter, Henry Van Dam, JJ Hickle, Kenny Rutz, Robbie Price, Justin Youngquist, Matt Jensen, Jared Peterson, Steve Reeves, Devin Madonia, Rod Perkins Lap Leaders – Jensen 1-19 MacDonnell 20-27 Solwold 28-30

Outlaw Tuners Heat 1 – Tyler Ketchum, Brian Michelson, Kevin Reuter, Freddie Vela, Becky Boudreau, Matt Powers Heat 2 – Brandon Berg, Jon Edwards, Vance Hibbard, Howard Vos, Jon Gunderson, Duane Warner Main – Tyler Ketchum, Brian Michelson, Freddie Vela, Becky Boudreau, Jon Gunderson, Matt Powers, Kevin Reuter, Howard Vos, Jon Edwards, Clint Meins, Duane Warner, Vance Hibbard Lap Leaders – Michelson 1-11 Ketchum 12-15

Summer Nationals Points – Top 6 Scramble – Top 16 Locked Into A Main

1. 572 - #23 – Seth Bergman 2. 554 - #18 – Jason Solwold 3. 553 - #55 – Trey Starks 4. 542 - #33 – Colton Heath 5. 540 - #26 – Tayler Malsam 6. 531 - #8j – Kelsey Carpenter 7. 530 - #44h – Eric Fisher 8. 523 - #9 – Sean MacDonnell 9. 517 - #42 – Derek Roberts 10. 514 - #8r – Kenny Rutz 11. 511 - #33v – Henry Van Dam 12. 509 - #36 – Chris Schmelzle 13. 503 - #21 – Robbie Price 14. 503 - #3 – JJ Hackle 15. 499 - #56 – Justin Youngquist 16. 490 - #7n – Jared Peterson 17. 486 – #98 – Matt Jensen 18. 479 -#5r – Steve Reeves 19. 476 - #42m – Devin Madonia 20. 465 - #69 – Rod Perkins 21. 455 - #9r – Reece Goetz 22. 450 - #57 – Bud Ashe 23. 445 - #9a – Luke Didiuk 24. 436 - #97r – Jason Reed 25. 432 - #29w – Steve James 26. 430 - #96 – Greg Hamilton 27. 423 - #68 – Ben Gunderson 28. 420 - #44nz – Daniel Anderson 29. 420 - #15 – Jeff Dunlap 30. 418 - #62 – Lawrance Kirkham 31. 416 - #3c – Daniel Cernich 32. 409 - #27z – Zeth Custer 33. 226 - #14 – Brock Lemley 34. 213 - #08 – Steve Vague 35. 212 - #5b – Michael Bollinger

 

 

Ruhl Wins Second Consecutive SOD Feature at Hartford July 25, 2014

By T.J. Buffenbarger

Hartford, MI — (July 25, 2014) – Ryan Ruhl has found the sweet spot at Hartford Motor Speedway. Ruhl won the second Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP feature of the season at the -mile oval starting fourth and leading ever lap.

Trey Smith started on the pole with Ruhl getting the jump at the start. Ruhl motored away while Smith and Gregg Dalman raced for the second spot. Shortly after Dustin Daggett, who started in seventh, moved up to make a three car race for the top spot.

Following a caution for Craig Karazim, who rode the wall through three and four without flipping, coming to a stop on the front stretch Ruhl pulled away with Daggett moving into second. Daggett set out after Ruhl, but to no avail with Ruhl taking the victory over Daggett, Dalman, Smith, and Chase Ridenour. Karazim, Daggett and Ridenour won the heat races. Ridenour also won the dash.

Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP Hartford Speedway – Hartford, MI Friday July 25, 2014

Hoosier Tire Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. Craig Karazim, 2. Jay Steinebach, 3. Linden Jones, 4. Chase Ridenour, 5. Brad Lamberson, 6. Kyle Pitts.

All Star Performance / Comp Cams Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. Brett Mann, 2. Ryan Ruhl, 3. Mark Aldrich, 4. Ken Mackey, 5.Andy Teunessen, 6. Jim Lingar.

Speed Pro Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. Dustin Dagget, 2. Trey Smith, 3. Gregg Dalman, 4. Andy Chewhowski, 5. Oscar Smith, 6. Dustin Shriver.

Nitro Black Dash (4 Laps): 1. Ridenour, 2. Ken Mackey, 3. Linden Jones, 4. Andy Chehowski. (Finish determined starting posts 9-12 for the A-Main)

A-Main (25 Laps): 1. Ryan Ruhl, 2. Dustin Daggett, 3. Gregg Dalman, 4. Trey Smith, 5. Chase Ridenour, 6. Jay Steinebach, 7. Mark Aldrich, 8. Kyle Pitts, 9. Brad Lamberson, 10. Andy Teunessen, 11. Linden Jones, 12. Andy Chehowski, 13. Jim Lingar, 14. Brett Mann, 15. Ken Mackey, 16. Craig Karazim, 17. Oscar Smith. DNS: Dustin Shriver.

Lap Leaders: Ruhl 1-25

 

 

FAST titles up for grabs after exciting night at Attica

Friday, July 25, 2014

Contact: Brian Liskai – liskai2x@roadrunner.com

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – The coveted Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) Championship for the 410 sprints and JLH General Contractor FAST Championship for the 305 sprints is coming right down to the wire after an exciting night of action Friday at Attica Raceway Park.

Castalia, Ohio’s Caleb Griffith passed race-long leader Greg Wilson on the last lap to score his first ever O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 sprint win at Attica on Ohio Logistics Night. The win moved Griffith into second in the $10,000-to-win FAST points with a hand full of events left in 2014. Chris Andrews came into the night leading the FAST and Attica points and stormed from his 12th starting spot for a third place finish to maintain the point leads but by just 14 markers over Griffith.

“The restart previous to the last one (with two to go) I kind of spun the tires so I knew I had to do something different. We weren’t getting a good run like he (Wilson) was down through the bottom. I got such a good run off the top I thought I’d have to slide him because if I got stuck in the middle coming off of four…I didn’t want to see someone dive bomb both of us and pass us coming off of four. I thought he would double turn me and come underneath me,” said Griffith of his winning move aboard the Al David Carpet/McDonald’s Restaurants/JLH General Contractor/Shelluke’s Bar/Crown Battery/Fremont Fence/B&L Plumbing/Griff’s Engines/Donny Atkinson/Erlin Trader/Bethesda Care Center/Ballville EZ Shop backed machine.

The night looked bleak for Griffith early as he experienced mechanical woes during qualifying.

“The Lord really blessed us tonight. We doused two mag boxes with power steering fluid and found some plugged nozzle lines. It was an uphill battle since we unloaded tonight. My guys are some of the oldest in the pits but no one works harder,” added Griffith of his Tackle Box 2/Williams & Son Masonry/Fremont Roofing/Meggit Farms/Chuck’s Lawn care/Fremont Athletic Supply/Precision Machine Ship/Burns Petroleum/Vickery Transportation/Rod End Supply/OC Shocks sponsored car.

For the third time this season the Wood County Connection came through – three drivers who live within 10 miles of one another all won features in their respective divisions at Attica. Wayne, Ohio’s Jeff Babcock would win a thriller in the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models while Bradner, Ohio’s Nate Dussel would take the Foster’s Auto Body 305 Sprint win and Risingsun, Ohio’s Shawn Valenti would get the exciting Fremont Fence Dirt Truck victory.

The Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models put on a whale of a show with Jeff Babcock and Rusty Schlenk battling side by side the last 14 laps before Babcock prevailed for his fourth win of the year at Attica. It was his eighth career victory and moves him into fourth on the track’s all-time win list for the division.

“That’s normal for the 91 and the 1… we just run into each other,” said Babcock surviving the crumpled up right rear fender of his Best Performance Motorsports/Bulk Material Lift.com/Professional Drywall/Craig Miller Trucking backed #1.

“It was a pretty exciting race from inside the seat…I can imagine what the fans got to see. That’s pretty awesome,” continued Babcock. “I was trying to save my tires because it was slicker than I actually thought it was. So I trying to conserve them and then that old 91 went sailing by and I was like I’d better find something here. We’ve struggled the past two months. We started off good and had a bad spell so it’s good to finally get a win.”

In the 305 sprint feature Nate Dussel would grab the lead from Paul Weaver on lap two and pulled away on a late race restart to record his third win of the season at Attica. It is the defending track champion’s 14th career victory at the track, moving him into a tie with Bobby Clark for 7th in the division’s all-time win list.

“Jordan (Ryan) has been lights out this year and he’s a hell of a race car driver and I knew he was going to be down there. Man the second lap there on that restart (with 10 laps to go) I missed it bad. And I thought there goes the 5R but he didn’t. I really concentrated on hitting my marks. I’m sure the brake rotor had to be glowing…my left foot hurts…I was on the brake more than I was the gas,” said Dussel beside his Berrier Fabrication/Gressman Powersports/Kistler Racing Products/Design Graphics Group/Dussel Welding/Conrad Transport backed machine.

Not to be outdone, Valenti, Kent Brewer and Dan Roepke Jr. battled for the lead from lap 2 to the end before Valenti won by half a truck length over Brewer. The victory is the fourth on the year at Attica for Valenti who has 14 total in 2014. It was his eighth career victory in the dirt trucks at Attica.

“Kent is one tough competitor. He snuck by me on the bottom and I decided to go into protect mode. I know it wasn’t the prettiest thing but we have four wins here in one season. I can’t say enough about the guy who puts me in this thing (Jeff Babcock),” said Valenti beside his Craig Miller Trucking/Best Performance Motorsports/Conrad Transport/Day Dream and Memories Crafts and Antiques/KS Sales and Service/JP Enterprises/Gressman Powersports backed truck.

In the 30-lap 410 sprint feature Duane Zablocki and Greg Wilson brought the field to green with Wilson gaining the advantage. Wilson would pull away from Zablocki with Brian Lay, Caleb Helms, Rob Chaney, Byron Reed, Griffith, Travis Philo and Craig Mintz in tow. Helms would spin on lap four to bring out the caution.

On the restart Wilson again pulled away with Zablocki holding off Lay for second with a wild battle for fourth between Chaney, Reed, Griffith, Chris Andrews and Mintz. Chaney would take third on lap six but could not close on Zablocki as Wilson held a comfortable lead. The battle for fourth continued between Lay, Griffith, Reed, Andrews and Mintz.

Helms would tumble in turn four on lap 11 to bring the action to a halt. He was unharmed but done for the night. The restart was wild with Wilson leading Zablocki while Chaney got crossed up and fell back four spots. Griffith now ran third with Lay, Reed, Andrews, Chaney and Mintz in pursuit.

At the half-way point the running order was Wilson, Zablocki, Griffith, Lay, Andrews, Reed and Mintz. By lap 17 Griffith was racing to Zablocki’s outside to challenge for second and he would finally take the runner-up spot on lap 19. With 7 laps to go Wilson found heavy lapped traffic racing in his bottom line and that allowed the high flying Griffith to close quickly with Zablocki holding off Andrews for third while Mintz rounded out the top five.

Just as Griffith was going to make his move for the lead the caution flew with five laps to go when Dain Naida and Cap Henry tangled. It seemed with a clear track Wilson had the race in hand as it took Griffith a few laps to get his momentum on the high side.

When the green flew Wilson went back to the bottom and Griffith sailed to his outside to challenge with Andrews sliding around Zablocki for third with Mintz, Lay and Reed in pursuit. Again, just as Griffith had gotten his momentum to challenge the caution would fly with two laps to go for an Andrew Palker spin.

When the green flew Griffith raced to Wilson’s outside with Andrews, Lay, Zablocki and Mintz staying close. After taking the white flag Griffith executed a slider under Wilson in turns one and two to grab the lead. Griffith then sailed around the high line of the final turns to take the win over Wilson, Andrews, Mintz and Lay.

Larry Bellman and Ryan Markham paced the field for the 25-lap late model main. Markham, a three time Attica winner, would take the lead over Bellman, Ky Harper, Ryan Missler, Babcock and Devin Shiels. Babcock would slide into third on lap three and took second a circuit later.

Markham continued to lead as Babock chased him down and raced side by side with him by lap seven with Bellman in third and a closing Rusty Schlenk fourth. Schlenk would move into third on lap eight and immediately closed on Markham and Babcock.

The caution flew for a Tim Sabo spin on lap 9 and on the restart Babock drove under Markham to take the lead with Schlenk ready to pounce while Missler and Shiels stayed within striking distance. Schlenk took second on lap 11 and immediately raced to Babcock’s outside to challenge for the lead just as the caution flew for a Brandon Thirlby spin.

On the ensuing restart Babcock stayed glued to the bottom while Schlenk raced to his outside with Markham, Bellman, Shiels, Matt Irey and Missler in tow. Shiels would take fourth on lap 13 and drove into third a lap later just as Schlenk took the lead. Schlenk would lead the next four laps with Babock racing to his inside while Shiels, Markham, Irey, Missler, Harper, Larry Kingseed and Mike Bores gave chase.

Missler would stop on the high side of turn four on lap 16 to bring out the caution. On the restart Schlenk and Babcock continued their torrid battle for the lead with Shiels, Irey, Markham, Harper, Kingseed and Bores racing hard for third. Babcock was able to squeeze by Schlenk to regain the lead on lap 18 but the pair wasn’t done, battling side by side the remaining seven laps.

Babcock would edge Schlenk by half a car length for the win with Irey nailing down third while Shiels and Kingseed rounded out the top five.

Dussel and Paul Weaver would pace the field in the 25-lap 305 sprint feature with Weaver gaining the advantage to lead lap one. Dussel would race under Weaver for the lead a circuit later as Brandon Moore ran third followed by Jordan Ryan, Luke Griffith, Tyler Gunn, Ricky Peterson and Steve Rando.

Dussel was able to pull away from Weaver with Moore trying to hold off Ryan for third while 12th starter Dustin Dinan racing into fifth by lap five. Dussel would hit heavy lapped traffic by lap 9 and Weaver closed as Ryan moved into third. Ryan would drive into second on lap 11 but couldn’t close on Dussel while Weaver, Moore, Alvin Roepke and Dinan gave chase.

The first caution flew for a Peterson spin on lap 15 just as Ryan had begun to close on Dussel. On the restart Dussel rocketed off the bottom to pull away from Ryan while Weaver, Roepke, Dinan, John Ivy and Moore gave chase.

Dussel would pull away for the win while Ryan, Roepke, Dinan and Weaver rounded out the top five.

In the 15-lap dirt truck feature, Kyle Cline and Art Ball brought the field to green but before a lap could be completed Brandon Leighton would spin. On the restart Cline got the advantage over Ball, Brewer, Roepke and Dustin Keegan. Brewer would drive off the bottom to take the lead on lap two with Ball, Kline, Roepke and Valenti in pursuit. The caution would fly for a Jeff Warnick spin after two laps were recorded. On the restart Ball would spin, handing second to Roepke with Valenti now third.

As Brewer led, Roepke and Valenti ran to his outside. At times the lead trio raced three wide. Valenti took second on lap five and grabbed the lead a circuit later but Brewer continued to race to his inside with Roepke also right there. The final caution flew on lap 10 with Valenti leading Brewer, Roepke, Matt Foos, Cline, Dustin Keegan, Dana Fry and Ball.

The lead trio continued to battle over the final five laps with Valenti scoring the narrow victory over Brewer with Roepke, Foos and Ball rounding out the top five.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, Aug. 1 on Edward Jones of Clyde/Mike Neill Financial Advisor Night with all four divisions in action. It will be a FAST point night for the 410 and 305 sprints. For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com

Attica Raceway Park - 7/25/2014

Ohio Logistics Night

O'Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints (24 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. O9-Craig Mintz, 12.331; 2. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.373; 3. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.395; 4. 53-Cap Henry, 12.399; 5. 40-Caleb Helms, 12.411; 6. 9X-Rob Chaney, 12.503; 7. 45L-Brian Lay, 12.548; 8. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.580; 9. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.580; 10. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 12.603; 11. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.614; 12. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.629; 13. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.658; 14. 97-Bryan Sebetto, 12.679; 15. O7X-Dain Naida, 12.703; 16. 11X-Brandon Martin, 12.727; 17. 9-Dean Jacobs, 12.758; 18. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 12.847; 19. 60-Jody Keegan, 12.872; 20. 83M-Broc Martin, 13.018; 21. 5-Jordan Harble, 13.225; 22. 8-Kevin Shelbo, 13.377; 23. 96AU-Bruce White, 13.407; 24. 97X-Rodney Hurst, 99.990

Heat 1 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 2. O9-Craig Mintz[4] ; 3. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[1] ; 4. 53-Cap Henry[3] ; 5. 97-Bryan Sebetto[6] ; 6. 11X-Brandon Martin[7] ; 7. 57X-Andrew Palker[5] ; 8. 9-Dean Jacobs[8]

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

1. W20-Greg Wilson[2] ; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[4] ; 3. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[5] ; 4. 60-Jody Keegan[6] ; 5. O7X-Dain Naida[1] ; 6. 46AU-Stuart Williams[3] ; 7. 8-Kevin Shelbo[7] ; 8. 96AU-Bruce White[8]

Heat 3 - Ultra Shield Race Products (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 2. 9X-Rob Chaney[2] ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[1] ; 4. 16-Chris Andrews[4] ; 5. 83M-Broc Martin[6] ; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 7. 5-Jordan Harble[7] ; 8. 97X-Rodney Hurst[8]

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

1. 11X-Brandon Martin[1] ; 2. 46AU-Stuart Williams[2] ; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker[4] ; 4. 9-Dean Jacobs[7] ; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 6. 5-Jordan Harble[6] ; 7. 96AU-Bruce White[8] ; 8. 8-Kevin Shelbo[5] ; 9. 97X-Rodney Hurst[9]

A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[7]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson[2]; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[12]; 4. O9-Craig Mintz[9]; 5. 45L-Brian Lay[4]; 6. 46AU-Stuart Williams[17]; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[1]; 8. 9-Dean Jacobs[19]; 9. 5R-Byron Reed[5]; 10. 5T-Travis Philo[8]; 11. 11X-Brandon Martin[16]; 12. 9X-Rob Chaney[6]; 13. 97-Bryan Sebetto[13]; 14. 83M-Broc Martin[15]; 15. 35-Stuart Brubaker[20]; 16. 53-Cap Henry[10]; 17. 60-Jody Keegan[11]; 18. 57X-Andrew Palker[18]; 19. O7X-Dain Naida[14]; 20. 40-Caleb Helms[3]

Hard Charger: 46AU-Stuart Williams[+11]

Summit Racing Equipment Late Models (24 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 92-Cody Scott[2] ; 2. 34-Ky Harper[1] ; 3. 51-Devin Shiels[3] ; 4. 59-Larry Bellman[4] ; 5. 98-Tim Sabo[7] ; 6. 27-Ken Hahn[8] ; 7. 77-Coby Bartram[6] ; 8. X-Mike Swansiger[5]

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

1. 5M-Ryan Markham[1] ; 2. M14-Brandon Thirlby[3] ; 3. 1-Jeff Babcock[5] ; 4. 36-Matt Irey[8] ; 5. O3-Jim Gingery[2] ; 6. 5J-Josh Haynes[4] ; 7. O1-Justin Chance[6] ; 8. 24-Jerry Aber[7]

Heat 3 - Ultra Shield Race Products (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 91-Rusty Schlenk[4] ; 2. 21-Larry Kingseed[3] ; 3. 50Y-Ryan Missler[5] ; 4. 48-John Bores[1] ; 5. 15B-Mike Bores[7] ; 6. 16-Steve Sabo[8] ; 7. 69R-Doug Baird[2] ; 8. 76-Skip McKinney[6]

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

1. 27-Ken Hahn[1] ; 2. O1-Justin Chance[5] ; 3. 5J-Josh Haynes[2] ; 4. 24-Jerry Aber[8] ; 5. 16-Steve Sabo[3] ; 6. 77-Coby Bartram[4] ; 7. X-Mike Swansiger[7] ; 8. 69R-Doug Baird[6] ; 9. 76-Skip McKinney[9]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 1-Jeff Babcock[5]; 2. 91-Rusty Schlenk[9]; 3. 36-Matt Irey[12]; 4. 51-Devin Shiels[6]; 5. 21-Larry Kingseed[7]; 6. 34-Ky Harper[4]; 7. 5M-Ryan Markham[2]; 8. 15B-Mike Bores[15]; 9. 92-Cody Scott[11]; 10. 59-Larry Bellman[1]; 11. 27-Ken Hahn[16]; 12. 98-Tim Sabo[13]; 13. 16-Steve Sabo[20]; 14. O1-Justin Chance[17]; 15. 5J-Josh Haynes[18]; 16. O3-Jim Gingery[14]; 17. 24-Jerry Aber[19]; 18. 48-John Bores[8]; 19. 50Y-Ryan Missler[3]; 20. M14-Brandon Thirlby[10]

Hard Charger: 36-Matt Irey[+9]

Foster Auto Body 305 Sprints (28 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 5R-Jordan Ryan, 13.708; 2. 8M-T.J Michael, 13.788; 3. 1-Nate Dussel, 13.795; 4. 19R-Steve Rando, 13.803; 5. 1W-Paul Weaver, 13.809; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.811; 7. 25-Jason Keckler, 13.817; 8. 6-Dustin Dinan, 13.843; 9. 11G-Luke Griffith, 13.845; 10. 36-Seth Schneider, 13.893; 11. 8I-John Ivy, 13.896; 12. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.910; 13. 7A-Alvin Roepke, 13.947; 14. 913-Junior Felver, 13.979; 15. 32-Dan Hennig, 13.989; 16. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 14.007; 17. 2-Ricky Peterson, 14.082; 18. 12-Kyle Capodice, 14.116; 19. 8-Bobby Clark, 14.169; 20. 13-Jeremy Duposki, 14.188; 21. 7M-Brandon Moore, 14.241; 22. 39C-Scott Riley, 14.326; 23. 4T-Jim Taddeo, 14.344; 24. O3-Jim Cushing, 14.443; 25. 22D-Dan Hammond, 14.470; 26. 94K-Kurt Huber, 14.547; 27. 29-Kyle Farmer, 14.810; 28. 4G-Bill Griffith, 15.292

Heat 1 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 5R-Jordan Ryan[4] ; 2. 11G-Luke Griffith[2] ; 3. 8I-John Ivy[1] ; 4. 8M-T.J Michael[3] ; 5. 913-Junior Felver[5] ; 6. 13-Jeremy Duposki[6] ; 7. 39C-Scott Riley[7]

Heat 2 - Summit Racing Equipment (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[3] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 3. 22M-Dan McCarron[2] ; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs[5] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[6] ; 6. 94K-Kurt Huber[7] ; 7. 32-Dan Hennig[1]

Heat 3 - Ultra Shield Race Products (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 2. 7M-Brandon Moore[1] ; 3. 7A-Alvin Roepke[2] ; 4. 25-Jason Keckler[3] ; 5. 22D-Dan Hammond[6] ; 6. 4T-Jim Taddeo[5] ; 7. 4G-Bill Griffith[7]

Heat 4 - Bell Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 2. 2-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 3. 6-Dustin Dinan[3] ; 4. 8-Bobby Clark[5] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 6. O3-Jim Cushing[6] ; 7. 29-Kyle Farmer[7]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 913-Junior Felver[1] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 3. 22D-Dan Hammond[3] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 5. 4T-Jim Taddeo[7] ; 6. 32-Dan Hennig[10] ; 7. 29-Kyle Farmer[12] ; 8. 4G-Bill Griffith[11] ; 9. 39C-Scott Riley[9] ; 10. 94K-Kurt Huber[6] ; 11. 13-Jeremy Duposki[5] ; 12. O3-Jim Cushing[8]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 1-Nate Dussel[1]; 2. 5R-Jordan Ryan[7]; 3. 7A-Alvin Roepke[11]; 4. 6-Dustin Dinan[12]; 5. 1W-Paul Weaver[2]; 6. 8M-T.J Michael[13]; 7. 8I-John Ivy[9]; 8. 8-Bobby Clark[16]; 9. 3J-Trey Jacobs[14]; 10. 36-Seth Schneider[18]; 11. 19R-Steve Rando[5]; 12. 7M-Brandon Moore[3]; 13. 25-Jason Keckler[15]; 14. 11G-Luke Griffith[4]; 15. 2-Ricky Peterson[8]; 16. 22M-Dan McCarron[10]; 17. 22D-Dan Hammond[19]; 18. 12-Kyle Capodice[20]; 19. 68G-Tyler Gunn[6]; 20. 913-Junior Felver[17]

Hard Charger: 7A-Alvin Roepke[+8]

Fremont Fence Co. Dirt Trucks (15 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (8 Laps - Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 8KB-Kent Brewer[8] ; 2. D1-Dustin Keegan[1] ; 3. O-Andy Keegan[3] ; 4. O1-Art Ball[6] ; 5. 85S-Brandon Stuckey[5] ; 6. 69-Jeff Warnick[4] ; 7. 22-Brandon Leighton[2] ; 8. 7-Dana Frey[7]

Heat 2 - Summit Racing Equipment (8 Laps - Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 88-Dan Roepke Jr.[4] ; 2. 7B-Shawn Valenti[7] ; 3. 3X-Brad Keckler[1] ; 4. 33C-Kyle Cline[5] ; 5. 2-Matt Foos[3] ; 6. 33-Brian Arnold[6] ; 7. 4S-Keith Sorg[2]

A-Main - (15 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[6]; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[5]; 3. 88-Dan Roepke Jr.[4]; 4. 2-Matt Foos[10]; 5. O1-Art Ball[2]; 6. 33C-Kyle Cline[1]; 7. D1-Dustin Keegan[3]; 8. 7-Dana Frey[15]; 9. 4S-Keith Sorg[14]; 10. 33-Brian Arnold[12]; 11. O-Andy Keegan[7]; 12. 22-Brandon Leighton[13]; 13. 69-Jeff Warnick[11]; 14. 3X-Brad Keckler[8]

Hard Charger: 7-Dana Frey[+7]

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

 

 

Caleb Griffith earns F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series Night #14 Victory at Attica Raceway Park

Nate Dussel earns F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series Night #7 Victory at Attica Raceway Park

By Tyler Altmeyer: F.A.S.T. Public Relations/altmeyer119@gmail.com/(724)-954-4915

F.A.S.T. Promoter: Rich Farmer - (419) 307 - 4241 / www.fastondirt.com

Attica, OH (July 25th, 2014) - Caleb Griffith would make history in Attica, Ohio on Friday evening, July 25th; earning his first-career ‘410’ sprint car main event victory at Attica Raceway Park. Griffith started seventh (7th) in the 30-lap Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service main event; surviving a handful of cautions, one red flag, and rallying six (6) positions to secure his first Attica ‘410’ win, and second F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series victory of 2014. A last lap pass of Greg Wilson would secure Griffith’s spot in victory lane; Wilson led the first twenty-nine (29) circuits. Greg Wilson would hang on for second; followed by a twelfth (12th) starting Chris Andrews who finished third. Craig Mintz and Brian Lay rounded out the top-five. Caleb Griffith’s first F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series victory of 2014 took shape at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio back on Saturday, April 26th.

In F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series competition, it was defending series champion, Nate Dussel, earning his first F.A.S.T. victory of the 2014 season on Friday night at Attica Raceway Park. Dussel earned his first F.A.S.T. main event win of the season in dominating fashion; leading every lap of the 25-lap feature event. Jordan Ryan finished second; followed by a hard charging Alvin Roepke who finished third. Dustin Dinan and Paul Weaver rounded out the top-five. Alvin Roepke, who advanced eight (8) positions, started the twenty-five lapper from the eleventh spot.

Officially, the JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro has a new point leader; with John Ivy now on top of the series standings with 939 points. Steve Rando, who led the series entering tonight’s competition, now sits second with 936 points; a three (3) point separation.

There were twenty-four (24) Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service ‘410’ sprint cars signed in for competition at the Attica Raceway Park on July 25th. Craig Mintz, Byron Reed and Chris Andrews each recorded ‘fast time’ during their respective group qualifying sessions; with Craig Mintz recording the fastest time overall at 12.331 seconds. Travis Philo, Greg Wilson and Caleb Helms each earned victories during heat race action. Brandon Martin earned the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series consolation B-main victory; with Stuart Williams, Andrew Palker, Dean Jacobs and Stuart Brubaker also earning A-main starting positions by way of transferring through the 10-lap B-main.

Twenty-eight (28) JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro sprint cars signed in on Friday night at Attica Raceway Park. Jordan Ryan, Paul Weaver, Steve Rando and Nate Dussel each recorded ‘quick time’ during group qualifying; with Jordan Ryan setting the fastest time of the night with an official time of 13.708 seconds. Jordan Ryan, Tyler Gunn, Steve Rando and Nate Dussel each earned heat race victories during F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series preliminary action at Attica Raceway Park. Junior Felver was the evening’s F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series B-main winner; with Seth Schneider, Dan Hammond and Kyle Capodice also earning A-main starting positions via B-main.

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Full Results: Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service – Night #14 - July 25th, 2014

Heat #1 Qualifying Results: (Invert 4) 1. 09 - Craig Mintz - 12.331 2. 53 - Cap Henry - 12.399 3. 5T - Travis Philo - 12.580 4. 9Z Duane Zablocki - 12.629 5. 57X - Andrew Palker - 12.658 6. 97 - Bryan Sebetto - 12.679 7. 11X - Brandon Martin - 12.727 8. 9 - Dean Jacobs - 12.758 Heat #2 Qualifying Results: (Invert 4)

1. 5R - Byron Reed - 12.373 2. 46AU- Stuart Williams - 12.603 3. W20 - Greg Wilson - 12.614 4. 07X - Dain Naida - 12.703 5. 40DD - Caleb Griffith - 12.847 6. 60 - Jody Keegan - 12.872 7. 8 - Kevin Shelbo - 13.377 8. 96AU - Bruce White - 13.407 Heat #3 Qualifying Results: (Invert 4)

1. 16 - Chris Andrews - 12.395 2. 40 - Caleb Helms - 12.411 3. 9X - Rob Chaney - 12.503 4. 45L - Brian Lay - 12.548 5. 35 - Stuart Brubaker - 12.580 6. 83M - Broc Martin - 13.018 7. 5 - Jordan Harble - 13.225 8. 97X - Rodney Hurst - 99.999

Heat #1 Results: (Top 5 Transfer) 1.Travis Philo 2. Craig Mintz 3. Duane Zablocki 4. Cap Henry 5. Bryan Sebetto 6. Brandon Martin 7. Andrew Palker 8. Dean Jacobs Heat #2 Results: (Top 5 Transfer) 1. Greg Wilson 2. Byron Reed 3. Caleb Griffith 4. Jody Keegan 5. Dain Naida 6. Stuart Williams 7. Kevin Shelbo 8. Bruce White Heat #3 Results: (Top 5 Transfer) 1. Caleb Helms 2. Rob Chaney 3. Brian Lay 4. Chris Andrews 5. Broc Martin 6. Stuart Brubaker 7. Jordan Harble 8. Rodney Hurst

B-Main Results: (Top 5 Transfer) 1. Brandon Martin 2. Stuart Williams 3. Andrew Palker 4. Dean Jacobs 5. Stuart Brubaker 6. Jordan Harble 7. Bruce White 8. Kevin Shelbo 9. Rodney Hurst (DNF) A-Main Results: (30-Laps)

1. Caleb Griffith 2. Greg Wilson 3. Chris Andrews 4. Craig Mintz 5. Brian Lay 6. Stuart Williams 7. Duane Zablocki 8. Dean Jacobs 9. Byron Reed 10. Travis Philo 11. Brandon Martin 12. Rob Chaney 13. Bryan Sebetto 14. Broc Martin 15. Stuart Brubaker 16. Cap Henry 17. Jody Keegan 18. Andrew Palker 19. Dain Naida 20. Caleb Helms.

Hard Charger: Stuart Williams [+11] Full Results: JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro - Night #7 - July 25th, 2014

Heat #1 Qualifying Results: (Invert 4) 1. 5R - Jordan Ryan- 13.708 2. 8M - T.J. Michael - 13.788 3. 11G - Luke Griffith - 13.845 4. 8I - John Ivy - 13.896 5. 913 - Junior Felver - 13.979 6. 13 - Jeremy Duposki - 14.188 7. 39C - Scott Riley - 14.326 Heat #2 Qualifying Results: (Invert 4) 1. 1W - Paul Weaver - 13.809 2. 68G - Tyler Gunn - 13.811 3. 22M - Dan McCarron - 13.910 4. 32 - Dan Hennig - 13.989 5. 3J - Trey Jacobs - 14.007 6. 12 - Kyle Capodice - 14.116 7. 94K - Kurt Huber - 14.547 Heat #3 Qualifying Results: (Invert 4) 1. 19R - Steve Rando - 13.803 2. 25 - Jason Keckler - 13.817 3. 7A - Alvin Roepke - 13.947 4. 7M - Brandon Moore - 14.241 5. 4T - Jim Taddeo - 14.344 6. 22D - Dan Hammond - 14.470 7. 4G - Bill Griffith - 15.292 Heat #4 Qualifying Results: (Invert 4) 1. 1 - Nate Dussel - 13.795 2. 6 - Dustin Dinan - 13.843 3. 36 - Seth Schneider - 13.893 4. 2 - Ricky Peterson - 14.082 5. 8 - Bobby Clark - 14.169 6. 03 - Jim Cushing - 14.443 7. 29 - Kyle Farmer - 14.810 Heat #1 Results: (Top 4 Transfer) 1. Jordan Ryan 2. Luke Griffith 3. John Ivy 4. T.J. Michael 5. Junior Felver 6. Jermey Duposki 7. Scott Riley Heat #2 Results: (Top 4 Transfer) 1. Tyler Gunn 2. Paul Weaver 3. Dan McCarron 4. Trey Jacobs 5. Kyle Capodice 6. Kurt Huber 7. Dan Hennig (DNF) Heat #3 Results: (Top 4 Transfer) 1. Steve Rando 2. Brandon Moore 3. Alvin Roepke 4. Jason Keckler 5. Dan Hammond 6. Jim Taddeo 7. Bill Griffith Heat #4 Results: (Top 4 Transfer) 1. Nate Dussel 2. Ricky Peterson 3. Dustin Dinan 4. Bobby Clark 5. Seth Schneider 6. Jim Cushing 7. Kyle Farmer B-Main Results: (Top 4 Transfer) 1. Junior Felver 2. Seth Schneider 3. Dan Hammond 4. Kyle Capodice 5. Jim Taddeo 6. Dan Hennig 7. Kyle Farmer 8. Bill Griffith 9. Scott Riley 10. Kurt Huber 11. Jeremy Duposki 12. Jim Cushing A-Main Results: (25-Laps) 1. Nate Dussel 2. Jordan Ryan 3. Alvin Roepke 4. Dustin Dinan 5. Paul Weaver 6. T.J. Michael 7. John Ivy 8. Bobby Clark 9. Trey Jacobs 10. Seth Schneider 11. Steve Rando 12. Brandon Moore 13. Jason Keckler 14. Luke Griffith 15. Ricky Peterson 16. Dan McCarron 17. Dan Hammond 18. Kyle Capodice 19. Tyler Gunn 20. Junior Felver Hard Charger: Alvin Roepke [+8]

History Note: During recent F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series competition, it was Rob Chaney picking up the series win at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio last Saturday evening, July 19th. The $2,500 F.A.S.T. victory was the first of the 2014 season for Chaney; adding his name to an elite list of one-time winners with the F.A.S.T. program in 2014. Bobby Clark is the most recent JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro main event winner; taking home the cash back on Saturday evening, June 14th at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. There has yet to be a repeat winner during F.A.S.T. ‘305’ competition entering the Friday, July 25th program at Attica Raceway Park.

Looking Ahead:

The Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service will be back in action tomorrow evening, Saturday, July 26th at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio for Night #15 of the 2014 campaign. The JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro will also be on hand at the Fremont oval on Saturday, July 26th. The July 26th program will be Night #8 of the 2014 F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series schedule.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2014 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title point fund:

Kistler Racing Products, KS Sales & Service, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, JD Automotive, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Synder’s Floor Covering, Goofy Golf, Scott’s Lawn Care, Buffalo Wild Wings, Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

Also, a very special thanks to all of our contingency award sponsors: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Henry Motorsports, Productive Tools & Equipment, Hinchman Indy Racewear, OC Shocks, Kear's Speed Shop, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Linder's Speed Equipment, Outerwears Performance Products, Pro Shocks, R2C Performance Products, Rod End Supply, Saldana Racing Products, Ti22 Performance, Weld Racing Wheels, Hoosier Racing Tires, J&J Auto Racing and Golden Graphics & Design.

 

 

World of Outlaw Sprint Series take on the 3/8's mile high banked oval, at Fulton Speedway

ARTICLE BY: Gaye Carmichael, Motor Sports Journalist gayec@att.net (530) 409-0646

(Fulton, NY, 07/23/2014) It was an eleventh race win, for Daryn Pittman of Owasso,OK, in 2014, racing the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series race at Fulton Speedway, in Fulton, NY.

The race started with qualifying. David Gravel of Watertown, CT. turned a 13.706 second lap for fast time of the night. There were six drivers who clocked in the thirteen second bracket, with Pittman earning a 13.828 second lap for second quick. Kraig Kinser clocked in with 13.864, Cody Darrah's time was 13.867, Lucas Wolfe had 13. 903 and Kerry Madsen , the only other driver in the thirteen second bracket had a 13.943 second lap for sixth quick.

Next up were the three Heat Races that had Donny Schatz, Jason Sides and Jessica Zemken, taking the wins.

It was a down and dusty night race on the Fulton 3/8's of a mile, high banked clay oval, when the opening green flag flew out to start the twenty-five lap, WoO Sprint Car "A" Main Series race. Pittman easily made his run into the lead.

As the initial green flag flew out for this twenty-five lap "A" Main event, every driver had there petal to the metal, as they challenged the field and hammered their way around this 3/8th's of a mile, high banked oval.

When the checkered flag flew out, it first went to Pittman.

"It's good night for us. This is the third time we have raced here and this is our first win at this track. We raced the top line of the track in the first and second turns, then went to the bottom of the track for the third and fourth turns. But racing the top of the track was too long of a way around this oval. The track was slick as I knew it would be. All New York tracks are always slick." said Pittman.

Scoring in second at the line, was Schatz.

"This is a good track. We were racing in second. Though the track was slippery, you can't say anything bad about the track. I tried to pass guys when I could. We wanted to win but we'll take second." said Schatz. Schatz had won the first Heat Race and finished sixth in the Dash.

Scoring in third at the checkered was Jessica Zemken. Zenken had qualified tenth fast, having raced a 14.151 second lap circuit. Zemken won the third Heat Race and scored in eighth in the Dash.

"We had a third place finish. We had a good run in our heat race, racing the inside line. We had a good run over-all. We race to be competitive. I want to thank my sponsor CorPak who gave me the opportunity to race here. We race as we can. Since we did good tonight, we hope to race four races in Canada." said Zemken

Fourth place went to David Gravel.

"The track was slick and slow on the bottom. The top in the first and second turn was just too far around. Then I hit the infield tire. I don't know if I broke something or not. Though the top was quick, because of the length of the first and second turns, the bottom was quicker" said Gravel

Lucas Wolfe, scored in seventh at the checkered and said, "The track felt pretty icy. It was fast from the start but it wasn't as good later."

Steve Kinser and Kraig Kinser both had engine issues. K. Kinser's problem was early on and they were able to come back and finish in eighth. S. Kinser's motor went away towards the end of the race. Joey Saldana, driving the #71M, had probably one of his worst races this season. It seemed like Saldana's sprint, just wouldn't get up to speed, making for a very frustrating night for this team. "The car was terrible and I don't know what was wrong with it." said Saldana (who was really concerned).

Cody Darrah finished in fifth, followed by Paul McMahan, Wolfe, K. Kinser, Larry Wight, Jason Sides, Kerry Madsen, Justin Barger, Brad Sweet, Logan Schuchart, S. Kinser, Jacob Allen, Saldana, Steven Hutchinson.

Heat Races and the DASH finishes, are as follows: PLEASE NOTE ALL TIMES, FINISHES ETC. IN THIS ARTICLE ARE UNOFFICIAL

DASH: Gravel, Pittman, K. Kinser, Darrah, Wolfe, Schatz, Sides, Zemken.

HEATS:

Heat #1:Schatz, Sweet, Darrah, Gravel, S. Kinser, Schuchart.

Heat #2: Sides, McMahan, Pittman, Wolfe, Barger, Wight.

Heat #3: Zemken, Saldana, Madsen, Allen, K. Kinser, Hutchinson.

 

 

 

Bob Ekins Memorial to McIver

The inaugural Bob Ekins Memorial for 360 Sprintcars was run and won last Saturday night at Darwin’s Northline Speedway, and it went the way of the in-form driver Jason McIver. Despite being the form driver of the season so far, McIver didn’t have it all his own way. After qualifying from pole position for the 20-lap feature race, he was faced some fierce competition from two-time Sydney Speedway Track Champion and local 410 Sprintcar racer Ben Atkinson. Atkinson, who is running the Peter McIver-owned NT # 99 for the remainder of the season due to an injury to Peter, managed to get away to the best of starts from the outside of the front row, but Jason McIver followed closely. As the race wore on, Atkinson was setting a good pace out in front, but McIver was keeping him in check. As Atkinson and McIver worked their way through lapped traffic, Atkinson began to fall into the clutches of McIver. By the middle stages, McIver had started to apply the pressure for the lead, and by lap 14, he had shown his nose underneath Atkinson, but was unable to execute the pass. However, McIver’s persistence paid off, when on the next lap (lap 15), he managed to take the lead away from Atkinson. Once out in front, McIver, whose setup was better than Atkinson’s in the latter stages, was able to pull away from the Atkinson and claim a comfortable win. A disappointed Atkinson, who admitted that his car was setup too loose in the closing stages to run the bottom of the track, greeted the chequered flag in second. In what was only his second appearance of the season, Nick Halkitis rounded out the podium finishers with a solid drive in third. After starting from position three in the field, he remained consistent and was rewarded with the final spot on the podium – a result he was very satisfied with. Outside the podium finishers was Yoshi King, Victorian Zac Farrer, Dale Griffin and the final finisher David Ling. Farrer was making his debut at Northline Speedway. The winner of last season’s All Stars Series ‘Rookie of the Year’ award guest drove in the spare car of local Mark King. Due to mechanical woes, both Tim Woolfe and Stephen Ling were unable to finish the feature race. Earlier in the night, the two heat-race wins were shared between McIver and Atkinson. Despite not recording wins, the likes of Halkitis and King performed strongly in their heat races. For McIver, the Bob Ekins Memorial was of special importance, due to the fact that Bob was his granddad. “To win the first-ever running Bob Ekins Memorial is something very special to me and my family,” expressed McIver. “I had a great battle with Benny (Atkinson) throughout the feature race, and it was my setup for the end of the race that was the key to my success.” The 360 Sprintcars will now take a month’s break, before getting into the opening weekend of the Top End Challenge that is to be held at Northline Speedway on August 22 and 23 for the running of the HB Concrete supported Darwin Title. Supplementary regulations and nomination forms for the Top End Challenge can be downloaded at www.nt360sprintcars.com.au To find out more about the Top End Challenge, visit www.nt360sprintcars.com.au or contact Jason McIver on 0408 818 544.

 

Brooke Tatnell Adds Granite City Speedway To His Win List Sauk Rapids, MN

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-20-14)

Brooke Tatnell has won sprint car races at numerous tracks here in the United States and over in his home country of Australia. On Sunday night July 20 Tatnell added the Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, MN to that list. Tatnell passed race leader Davey Heskin on lap 10 and led the remainder of the nonstop 25 lap feature. Tony Norem, who had started fifth and fell back to ninth on the opening lap, roared back up through the field and was closing fast on Tatnell when the checkers waved. Tatnell, his family, and crew from the Ron Olson #34 sprinter celebrated in Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup/Rock Auto Victory Lane following his 28th career UMSS sprint car win.

The usual double round of qualifiers for the UMSS saw Heskin and Sye Anderson top the heat races while Norem and Jerry Richert, Jr. won the Challenge races. Norem was high point man, and during the driver autograph session at intermission a young race fan pulled the five pill for the feature race invert. This put Richert and Anderson on the front row.

Davey Heskin got a great start in his Donnohue #91 sprinter to lead the opening lap. Heskin quickly extended his lead over the next couple of laps, but Tatnell soon reeled him in and began calculating his move for the top spot. That move came right at the end of lap 10, as Tatnell sped around Heskin for the lead. Meanwhile, Tony Norem was overcoming his opening lap bobble which saw him slip back to ninth in the running order. At the halfway mark Norem was up to sixth, and that is when he really started going forward. To conclude lap 20, Norem edged by Heskin for second. Over the next five laps, Norem reeled in Tatnell but ran out of laps before he could make a bid for the lead. Leading UMSS rookie Ryan Bowers got by Heskin on the final lap to finish third with fellow rookie contender Jamey Ogston close behind in fifth. The two rookie drivers currently sit second and third in the UMSS point standings behind two-time UMSS Champion Jerry Richert, Jr.

Coming up on Friday July 25 at the St. Croix Valley Raceway will be the 2nd Annual UMSS Dan Grams Memorial race paying $1,300 to win. Defending champion Davey Heskin will defend his title, but a host of other strong competitors will be looking for their first UMSS Dan Grams Memorial victory. The following night, the UMSS winged sprints will race at the Cedar Lake Speedway for the Summer Sprint Special. The Traditional non-winged sprints will also be on the program each night. You can stay updated by checking out our website at www.umsprints.com or by keeping tabs on our Facebook page as we close out the month of July with double header action at two western Wisconsin dirt ovals.

UMSS Race Results - Granite City Speedway July 20, 2014 (Race #12)

Alpha Apparel & Promotions Ultimate Sprint Race #1 (7 laps): 91 Davey Heskin, 34 Brooke Tatnell, B1st Tony Norem, 63 Jerry Richert Jr, 5 Anna Kouba, 15 Chad Patterson, 34TW Gunner Cummings.

Meeks Video Ultimate Sprint Race #2 (6 laps): 37 Sye Anderson, 03 Jamey Ogston, 10 Kevin Nickel, 28 Jeff Pellersels, 199 Ryan Bowers, 91A Reed Allex, 10x Jennifer Eriksen DNS.

Mastell Brothers Trailer Service Challenge Race #1 (8 laps): Norem, Heskin, Kouba, Cummings, Nickel, Allex, Pellersels.

Hoosier Racing Tire Challenge Race #2 (8 laps): Richert, Tatnell, Bowers, Anderson, Ogston, Patterson DNF, Eriksen DNF.

GRP Motorsports Feature (25 laps): Tatnell, Norem, Bowers, Heskin, Ogston, Anderson, Richert, Cummings, Eriksen, Patterson, Pellersels, Nickel, Allex, Kouba DNF.

Lap Leaders: Heskin 1-9, Tatnell 10-25. No Cautions!

 

 

It's Mike Mueller Again At Granite City Speedway Sauk Rapids, MN

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-20-14)

Sunday nights are certainly proving to be the night for Mike Mueller of Stacy, Minnesota. For the third time in four tries on Sunday nights within the past year, Mueller has driven his #87 Traditional sprint car to victory. On Sunday night July 20 at the Granite City Speedway, Mueller passed race leader Rob Caho, Jr. coming to the white flag and went on to record his fourth career UMSS Traditional sprint car feature win. Mueller emerged from his car, jumped up on the roll bars, and raised his hands in jubilation. He then celebrated with his father Herb and crew in Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup Victory Lane to cap off a thrilling charge forward from the fifth starting spot.

Young Chase Viebrock earned high point honors following the heat races with the best passing and finishing point total. During the driver autograph session at intermission, Viebrock saw the #7 pill pulled for the feature race invert. Fellow rookie driver Mike Walters was on the pole with two-time and defending series champion Rob Caho, Jr. outside of him. Walters narrowly led the opening lap before Caho took control up front. Caho was working the high side. By lap seven, Mueller was up to third running his usual low line around the bottom while Viebrock had made an impressive charge forward from seventh to second running up top. The Granite City track had top and bottom lanes to pick from.

On lap 11 of the feature, Mueller raced past Viebrock into second place. Caho had built up a bit of a lead by this time, as the race was caution-free. Slowly but surely Mueller began closing the gap on Caho as the laps clicked off under green flag racing. With about three laps to go, Mueller was within striking distance. Suddenly Cam Schafer was closing at a fast rate as well from his third place running position. Coming to take the white flag, Mueller edged past Caho for the lead and sped to victory. Schafer finished a close third behind Caho. Viebrock rode home in fourth. Brian VanMeveren, driving Jeff Pellersel's car, completed the top five with a steady performance in a race that ran 25 laps nonstop to the finish. Schafer and Viebrock won the heat races.

The UMSS Traditional sprints have a double header weekend ahead them with their usual Friday night race at the St. Croix Valley Raceway on July 25 followed by a Saturday night appearance at the Cedar Lake Speedway on July 26. The UMSS winged sprints will be at both tracks as well. Mike Mueller won the feature at SCVR on July 11, but so far he is still looking for his first Saturday night win in a Traditional sprint car. Come on out and enjoy the excitement of non-winged sprint car racing, as this division certainly has been providing some very entertaining racing action this season.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - Granite City Speedway July 20, 2014 (Race #15)

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat #1 (10 laps): 54 Cam Schafer, 87 Mike Mueller, 27 Mike Walters, 78 Rob Caho Jr, 2K Jake Kouba, 7N Brad Nelson.

Driverwebsites Heat #2 (10 laps): 50 Chase Viebrock, 21 Jimmy Kouba, 1 Brian VanMeveren, 55 Joseph Kouba, 69S Jon Lewerer.

GRP Motorsports A Main (25 laps): Mueller, Caho, Schafer, Viebrock, VanMeveren, Joseph Kouba, Jake Kouba, Walters, Jimmy Kouba, Nelson, Lewerer.

Lap Leaders: Walters 1, Caho 2-23, Mueller 24-25. No Cautions!

 

 

BUCKWALTER'S THIRD WIN OF THE SEASON COMES IN GRANDVIEW SPECTACULAR

2010 ARDC Champion, Steve Buckwalter set a blistering pace on his way to his second consecutive win in American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) action on the high banks of the Grandview Speedway. It was Buckwalter's third win of the season and 47th ARDC victory of his career - moving Steve Buckwalter up to fifth behind Ray Bull in ARDC win totals.

Current ARDC point leader, Steven Drevicki and Alex Bright led the field of wingless midgets to the green flag with Bright using the outside line to take the lead on lap one. Bright ran and hid from the field as he extended his lead lap after lap. Bright was already reeling in the back of the field by lap eight as Drevicki, Brenden Bright, Tim Buckwalter and Ryan Watt raced in the top five.

But disaster would strike for the young Collegeville, PA driver on lap eleven. Bright was preparing to negotiate his way through lapped traffic when contact was made between the Lightcap Electric #77 and the car driven by Eric Heydenreich. Bright took a wild ride in turn two before coming to rest on the inside of the track. Bright exited the car uninjured but his bid for his third ARDC win of the season ended with ten laps complete.

Drevicki took the lead on the restart as Brenden Bright and Tim Buckwalter battled for second in front of Watt. Tim Buckwalter took over second when the pair raced through turn three. Steve Buckwalter slid into third before the half way mark. After a two lap battle with Tim Buckwalter, Steve Buckwalter moved up to second. The caution waved for Tyler Brehm who sat on the infield just off of turn four with just eleven laps remaining.

Drevicki now had Steve Buckwalter on his back bumper for the single file restart. Drevicki and Buckwalter swapped the lead back and forth but Buckwalter took the lead for good on lap seventeen as the pair headed down the backstretch.

Steve Buckwalter had the lead to himself as Tim Buckwalter closed in on Drevicki in the final laps.

When the checkered flag waved, it was Steve Buckwalter for the win. Drevicki held off Tim Buckwalter's challenges to finish second. Brenden Bright followed in fourth. Kyle Lick made a late race charge to crack the top five as he crossed the finish line in fifth at the end of twenty-five laps.

ARDC action shifts to the Big Diamond Speedway this Friday night.

ARDC MIDGET FEATURE RESULTS (25 LAPS) 1. Steve Buckwalter 2. Steven Drevicki 3. Tim Buckwalter 4. Brenden Bright 5. Kyle Lick 6. Nick Wean 7. Trevor Kobylarz 8. Brett Arndt 9. PJ Gargiulo 10. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. 11. Tony DiMattia 12. Tommy Kunsman Jr. 13. Austin Burke 14. Clayton Glassman 15. Brian Gilmore 16. Greg Fitzpatrick 17. Ryan Watt 18. Tyler Brehm 19. Alex Bright 20. Eric Heydenreich 21. Brett Wanner

 

 

Enthusiastic Winners at PDTR

By: Amy Juech 7-19-2014

An eventful night at PDTR including: driver introductions, extended features and a larger Late Model Purse.

Nick Melis and Travis Luedke led the Aldog-Honald Mechanical Sprint field to the green. Coming to lap 1 Luedke clipped a tire ending his night and Doug Wondra slid past Melis for the lead. Randy Sippel and Brandon McMullen battled over fourth place. Wondra silently slipped farther and farther from second place Melis. Paul Pokorski and Jason Johnson fought to settle 8 place. First caution was Mitchell Yurmanovich who spun in turn 2. Sippel passed McMullen on the restart, then Justin Miller on the high side a lap later. A caution for Jason Johnson and Ken Jay Fiedler waved. Wondra had company, Sippel was on the outside. Sippel fought high and low to pass Wondra. Wondra drove with meaning not allowing himself to mess-up. When the double checkers flew it was Sippel (Elkhart Lake) second to an overly excited first time feature winner Doug Wondra (Oakfield). Third went to Justin Miller (Plymouth) followed by Jim Melis (Glenbeulah) and Brandon McMullen (Plymouth). Hard charger passing 15 cars was Jim Melis. Heat Winners: Kyle Marten (Sheboygan Falls), Scott Conger (Eagle) and Josh Walter (Plymouth)

Johnsonville Sausage Late Model feature rolled trackside next, Justin Schmidt and Russ Scheffler made up the front row. Schmidt jumped out to lead over Scheffler, by lap 2 Brad Mueller was closing in. Schmidt drove almost perfect laps making it very difficult for Mueller to successfully pass. Dave Thomas, Billy Resutek and Tim Buhler scuffle amongst themselves for eighth position. Lap 12 Mueller slid past Schmidt and put the hammer down. Lap 13 Mueller was maneuvering around lapped traffic. Schmidt had some work to do to keep Scheffler and Mitch McGrath behind. Mueller was continually gaining ground on the field placing more and more lapped cars between himself and new second place driver Scheffler. Checkers waved after a caution free race for Mueller (Random Lake) with a straightaway lead over second Scheffler (Waukesha), followed by McGrath (Waukesha), Justin Schmidt (Cleveland) and Rick Scheffler (Waukesha). Brad Mueller set a new 30 lap track record of 7:48. Hard charger was Jim Schmidt passing 7 cars. Heat Winners: Jim Letizia (Milwaukee), Mitch McGrath (Waukesha) and Mark Rose (Elcho)

Feldman Sales and Service Grand Nationals were up next with Scott Houpt and Don Sorce Jr. guiding the field to the green. Sorce controlled the field on lap 1 with Houpt close behind. Sorce was lapping traffic on lap 8 already and had a front stretch lead. Matt Loehr black flagged mechanical. Halfway through Aaron Stolp lost second to Barry Maas. Brian Vinney Jr. broke bringing out our first caution. After the restart a driver spun in turn 2 resulting in mayhem, five drivers involved. Maas was hoping Sorce would make a slip up allowing him an opportunity to pass. Fifth place Jeff Lammers tried to hold off competition. Sorce Jr. (West Allis) had a few car lengths lead on Maas (Cascade) as he crossed the checkers. Third went to James Pagel (St. Cloud) contested by Lammers (Plymouth) and Stolp (Milwaukee). Hard charger passing 13 cars was Jeff Lammers. Heat Winners: James Pagel (St. Cloud), Aaron Stolp (Milwaukee) and Scott Houpt (Begium)

Tyler Fisher and James Johnson set the pace for Outlaw Compacts feature. Cars were four wide going into turn 3 for the first lap. Jon Hitsman gained control of the field with Patrick Ciske closing in. First caution was for Johnson and Scott Schlafke tangling in turn 2. Jonathon Otte took control until two more quick cautions resulted in James Rautmann going to the attention of his crew and Ciske retiring to the pits. Otte regained control until Schlafke passed him followed by Brody Rivst. Schlafke came upon lapped traffic on lap 13, almost allowing Rivst to get past. When the checkers flew it was Schlafke (Cleveland), Rivst (Sheboygan), Otte (Cedar Grove), Brian Chiminatti (Manitowac) and Justin Erickson (Plymouth). Hard chargers were Scott Schlafke and Brody Rivst both passing 8 cars. Heat Winner: Brody Rivest (Sheboygan)

Super Mods were last for the evening with Johnny Fahl and Leroy Ostrowski pacing the field. Fahl jumped out to lead over Ostrowski. Dennis Klumb slid past Ostrwoski to take over second. Dan Kruschke passed Butchie Hafemann after he got high in turn 1. Double checkers waved for Fahl (Brown Deer), followed by Klumb (Adell), Ostrowski, Kruschke, Hafemann (Campbellsport) and Lemkuil (Adell). Heat Winner: Johnny Fahl (Brown Deer)

Special thank you to RC Custom Design for being the evening trophy sponsor. Please join us next week for a full PDTR program and extra purse for the outlaw compacts. For more information please check out our website at www.plymouthpdtr.com.

 

 

STEVE BUCKWALTER AND JEFF GEIGES WIN OPEN WHEEL SPECTACULAR FEATURES AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY ON SUNDAY NIGHT

BECHTELSVILLE, PA July 21, 2014. . . The results of the second Open Wheel Spectacular at Grandview Speedway have been written in the record books. While that chapter may be closed, it is not likely that the talk about this racing event will end any time soon.

Race fans saw Steve Buckwalter set a blistering pace on his way to his second consecutive win in American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) action on the high banks of the Grandview Speedway Sunday night. The Tri-State Race Savers (TSRS) Sprint Car feature saw three different leaders during the final six laps with multiple lead changes on several laps before Jeff Geiges took command and the win.

Current ARDC point leader, Steven Drevicki and Alex Bright led the field of wingless midgets to the green flag with Bright using the outside line to take the lead on lap one. Bright ran and hid from the field as he extended his lead lap after lap. Bright was already reeling in the back of the field by lap eight as Drevicki, Brenden Bright, Tim Buckwalter and Ryan Watt raced in the top five.

But disaster would strike for the young Collegeville, PA driver on lap eleven. Bright was preparing to negotiate his way through lapped traffic when contact was made between the Lightcap Electric #77 and the car driven by Eric Heydenreich. Bright took a wild ride in turn two before coming to rest on the inside of the track. Bright exited the car uninjured but his bid for his third ARDC win of the season ended before the half way mark.

Drevicki took the lead on the restart as Brenden Bright and Tim Buckwalter battled for second in front of Watt. Tim Buckwalter took over second when the pair raced through turn three. Steve Buckwalter slid into third before the half way mark. After a two lap battle with Tim Buckwalter, Steve Buckwalter moved up to second. The caution waved for Tyler Brehm who sat on the infield just off of turn four.

Drevicki now had Steve Buckwalter on his back bumper for the single file restart. Drevicki led through lap fifteen but Buckwalter took the lead for good on the next go round.

Drevicki held off Tim Buckwalter's challenges to finish second. Brenden Bright followed S. Buckwalter, Drevicki and T. Buckwalter across the finish line with Kyle Lick completing the top five at the checkered.

Kyle Purks and Rick Stief paced the field of TSRS Sprint Cars to the green flag with Purks quickly exerting his muscle to take the lead.

A red flag brought the racing to a half on the first lap as Scott Frack made hard contact with the wall coming out of turn two before going over. Frack escaped injury but his race ended prematurely on this night. Adam Carberry, the feature winner in the first Sunday night Open Wheel Spectacular, exited the race as a result of wing damage incurred in the same incident. Tim Tanner, who was the TSRS point leader coming into this race, exited under the lap one stop with motor issues.

Purks went into the lead on the complete restart and caught the rear of the field on lap six. Even with lapped traffic to hinder his progress, Purks continued to pull away. With ten laps complete, Jeff Gieges ran in second and began to close the gap on Purks while two time TSRS Champion, Mike Haggenbottom raced in third.

Stef Palmai drew a caution when she ran into problems with seventeen laps complete, setting up a single file restart with just eight laps left to run.

Purks had Geiges, Haggenbottom, Tom Carberry Jr. and Ryan Stillwaggon lined up nose to tail right behind him as he led the field back to green flag racing.

And then things got interesting. Purks led lap eighteen as Geiges took a look to the inside. Haggenbottom took his car to the outside, passed Geiges for second and then took the lead from Purks to lead lap nineteen. Purks came right back to take the lead as the field exited turn two. Haggenbottom was back in front as he and Purks crossed the line on the next lap but the lead changed hands around the speedway. Haggenbottom was scored as the race leader on laps twenty-one through lap twenty-three when Jeff Geiges overtook Purks for second and then passed Haggenbottom for the lead. Haggenbottom fought back and regained the lead momentarily before Geiges took the lead and led the way to the checkered flag.

It was Geiges for the win followed by Haggenbottom, T. Carberry, Purks and Brennflect.

The third Open Wheel Spectacular of the season is set for Sunday, August 31st again featuring the TSRS Sprints and ARDC Midgets. Racing will start at 7:30 p.m.

This Saturday, July 26th, 7:30 p.m. Atlas Paving Corporation of Wayne, NJ will sponsor the night which will feature the Pepsi-Bashore Challenge One-on-One Modified Challenge races along with a full card of NASCAR 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars. Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. and as the gates are opened the popular Low Down and Dirty Meet & Greet will be presented featuring modified standout Duane Howard along with father and son Late Model racers Lou Egrie Sr. and Jr. Again this Saturday fans will have the opportunity to win valuable tickets for the NASCAR race events being presented at Pocono Raceway on August 2nd and 3rd topped by the GoBowling 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race. Tickets are courtesy of WNPV-1440AM Radio of Lansdale and Pocono Raceway.

ARDC WINGLESS MIDGET FEATURE RESULTS (25 LAPS) 1. Steve Buckwalter 2. Steven Drevicki 3. Tim Buckwalter 4. Brenden Bright 5. Kyle Lick 6. Nick Wean 7. Trevor Kobylarz 8. Brett Arndt 9. PJ Gargiulo 10. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. 11. Tony DiMattia 12. Tommy Kunsman Jr. 13. Austin Burke 14. Clayton Glassman 15. Brian Gilmore 16. Greg Fitzpatrick 17. Ryan Watt 18. Tyler Brehm 19. Alex Bright 20. Eric Heydenreich 21. Brett Wanner

HILBORN TRI-STATE RACE SAVER 305 WINGED SPRINT CAR FEATURE (25 LAPS) 1. Jeff Geiges 2 Mike Haggenbottom 3. Tommy Carberry Jr. 4. Kyle Purks 5. Jon Brennflect 6. Ryan Stillwaggon 7. Rick Stief 8.. Jon Haegele 9. Bryant Davis 10. Mike Esposito 11. Eddie Wager 12. Dave Brown 13. Sean Kirkpatrick 14. Stephanie Stevens 15. Dave Graber 16. Mares Stellfox 17. Scott Krauss 18. Ian Detweiler 19. Harris Kohen 20. Stef Palmai 21. Karl Freyer 22. Shane Smith 23. Tim Tanner 24. Scott Frack 25. Adam Carberry

Grandview Speedway is located on Passmore Road just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown. For information telephone 610.754.7688 or check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com. Also on Twitter97@grandviewspeedway and www.facebook.com/grandviewspeedwayinc.

 

 

(West Lebanon, NY, 07/20/2014)

A big night for David Gravel of Watertown, CT, in the World of Outlaw STP Sprint Car Series as he racked in his fourth WoO Sprint Car Series victory in this 2014 Season as he raced at Lebanon Valley Speedway, West Lebanon, NY.

Gravel clocked in a 16.444 second lap in qualifying for fifth fast time racing California's Dennis and Theresa Roth owned #83 Sprint. Gravel went on to earn a third place finish in his Heat Race, the Dash and topped off this night on victory lane, scoring the win of this twenty-five lap "A" Main event on this high banked half mile clay oval track.

"We've been struggling the last couple of races, having to use a provisional at our last two day race at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA. I hope this win will make up for that. Our Sprint was good tonight and it feels good having earned another win. I want to again thank Dennis and Theresa Roth for this opportunity to drive for them." said Gravel.

Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, IN, clocked in a 16.260 second lap in qualifying, for fast time, one more time. Saldana is the leader of fast times in qualifying. thus far this season.

Kerry Madsen of St. Marys, NSW was first runner up at the checkered. Madsen qualified fourth fast having turned in a 16.410 second lap, took third place in his Heat Race and a second in the Dash.

"I'm disappointed that we didn't get the win though I'm happy to have finished in second. We've had a pretty good season, although the last couple of races we had hoped for more. We'll keep working on it." said Madsen.

Madsen started the "A" feature event in second. When the green flag waved out the opening lap, Madsen took the lead with Indiana's Steve Kinser racing in second. With four laps scored the caution flag flew out when S. Kinser stopped on the track. Once back in the pits, the hood was up on this famous #11 Sprint, looking to probably have had mechanical problems. S. Kinser returned to the race, tagging the rear of the field. The green was back out and Gravel raced into the lead, Madsen in second and Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND raced in third.

Once again the yellow flag flew out. This time it was for Logan Schuchart who was stopped on the front stretch. Not sure what Schuchart's problem was but he returned to action as the race returned to green. But it was a short run due to a red flag flying out when S. Kinser and Jason Sides had contact racing into the second turn and S. Kinser's sprint rolled. Neither driver was injured but at first glance it looked like at least one of them might not be able to get their car back out.

At this point, Gravel was still in the lead. Madsen, Schatz, Brad Sweet and Daryn Pittman were racing in the top five.

The green flag flew out with both S. Kinser and Sides returning to the race. The balance of the race was trouble free and flew by with Gravel taking the win, Madsen earned second and Schatz rounded out the top three.

"I finished! I had some issues and we may not have made it to the end. The track was good and extremely fast. It's not what I wanted but it's a fairly decent finish." said Schatz.

In spite of having to restart at the rear of the field a couple of times, S. Kinser stayed with it and managed to still finish in twelfth. After the race, S. Kinser said, "It was very frustrating. There was nothing I could do about it but come back and keep trying."

This is S. Kinser's last full season with the World of Outlaw Sprint Series. S. Kinser's racing career has excelled, having won more races and more champingship titles, in the history of Sprint car racing, having definitely earned the title "King" of Sprint car racing.

At the checkered flag, finishing behind, Gravel, Madsen and Schatz, were Daryn Pittman, Brad Sweet, Joey Saldana, Paul McMahan, Lucas Wolfe, Logan Schuchart, Justin Barger, Cody Darrah, S. Kinser, Kraig Kinser, Jacob Allen, John Smith, Todd Hoddick, Jason Sides, Mark Cole, Jessica Zemken, Matt Tanner.

The DASH and Heat Race finishes, are as follows: PLEASE NOTE ALL FINISHES, TIMES, ETC. ARE NOT OFFICIAL.

DASH: S. Kinser, Madsen, Gravel, Sweet, Saldana, Schatz, Wolfe, Darrah

Heat Races:

Heat #1: Schatz, Saldana, Madsen, Zemken, Sweet, Cole,Schuchart

Heat #2: S. Kinser, McMahan, Gravel, Darrah, Barger, Allen, Tanner.

Heat #3: Wolfe, K. Kinser, Pittman, Sweet, Sides, Smith.

 

 

Double X Speedway California, MO July 20, 2014

 by: Dean Reichel

The 12th annual Clyde Wood Memorial Race, presented by Xtreme Body and Paint, saw first time winners of the event visiting victory lane Sunday night at Double-X Speedway. The annual race honoring the memory of long time race track flagman Clyde Wood has been one that many drivers put on the calendar each and every year in hopes of joining the stellar list of winners. The ASCS Warrior Region Sprint Cars were the featured class one more time this season at Double-X and it looked like it could be a first time winner of the event parking their car in victory lane. With a large portion of the starting field seeking that first memorial trophy it was wide open as to who would capture the victory. Front row starters Zach Chappell and Josh Fisher bringing the field to green it was Fisher who would put his Curtis Boyer owned number 72X at the point. Fisher opened a small but comfortable lead in the early laps as the competition mounted a challenge behind him. Fisher led the first 12 laps as Jonathan Cornell would advance to second by lap four and begin to set his sights on the leaders machine. Jason Johnson moved into third on lap 10 with Zach Chappell and Kyle Bellm trading the fourth and fifth places lap after lap. A spin by Casey Baker on the completion of lap 12 saw the leader Fisher get some damage to the front end of his machine as it ground to a halt on the front straightaway and this would mark the end of Fisher's bid to claim the win as he retired to the pit area. On the restart it was Cornell in front with Johnson on his rear bumper. Kyle Bellm would slip past Johnson to take second on lap 15. While all of this dicing was going on at the front. Tyler Blank was moving up from his 19th starting position to move into the top ten.With three laps to go, Cornell continued leading while Jason Johnson moved around Bellm into second. At the checkered flag it was Cornell, Johnson, Bellm, Chappell and Brandon Hahn in the top five. Coming across and completing the top ten were Corey Nelson, Ricky Stangl from 16th, the Hard Charger winner was Tyler Blank in eighth, Randy Martin was ninth after starting 18th and Cody Baker made his return to racing coming home a solid tenth. In victory lane Cornell said this race is one they always circle on their racing calendar and after having some second place runs in the past was happy to add his name to the list of winners. This feature win was also Jonathan's eighth victory in a row in sprint car action.

The qualifying heats were won by Fisher, Hahn, Nelson and Chappell. The B Feature was won by Chris Morgan. Also transferring from the 'B' were Randy Martin, Tyler Blank and Jay Russell.

Another first time winner of the event also claimed his first victory of the season at Double-X. In the 600cc Micro Sprint Feature, young Garett Williamson of COlumbia wired the field in picking up the victory in the 20 lap main event. Williamson looked like a seasoned veteran as he outran many multiple feature event winners. Following the leader under the double checkered flags were Chris Koch, Dean Hathman, Ryan Marsch and Scott Hathman in the top five. Miles Paulus, Jordan Howell, Jamie Kelz, Jimmy Dowell and Travis Arnold completed the top ten. Qualifying heat races were claimed by Williamson, Dean Hathman and Marsch. A lot of close racing throughout the field makes this class a fan favorite at Double-X.

The Street Stock division saw a very close feature event as well. Derek Henson continued the family success in the Clyde Wood race by picking up the feature event. Derek's dad Stan Henson Jr., was the winner of the first annual Clyde Wood memorial race. It was no cake walk this time as Henson had to hold off hard charging Steve Beach who came in a close second. John Clancy came from 12th to finish third with last week's feature winner Jason Russell fourth and Andrew Roark fifth. Dale Berry, CUrt Turpin, Dylan Bias Cole Henson and Jake Dent would complete the top ten. Russell and Berry were the heat race winners for the evening.

It was a familiar face in victory lane as Syracuse, MO driver gage WIneland picked up another feature win. Wineland was able to hold off the early challenges of Will Register and Eddie Lavery III to claim the victory. Lavery would finish second and Register third with Kevin Prall fourth and Chuck Coffey rounding out the top five. Rudy Wirts, Bryan Alumbaugh and Katie Goodson would complete the cars running at the finish in 6th through 8th respectively.

Two more race night are on tap this season as Double-X completes it's 25th year of Sunday Night Thunder. Next Sunday night is bringing the "Battle of the Badges" to the Speedway and the final night August 3rd will bring the curtain down for 2014. For more information go to www.xxspeedway.com, check us out on facebook or call 573-796-4694.

Double X Speedway Results-- 12th Annual Clyde Wood Memorial

ASCS Warrior Region Sprint Cars-- Feature Event (Starting Position in Parentheses) 1. 28-Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia (6); 2. 41-Jason Johnson, Rocky Mount (7); 3. 86-Kyle Bellm, Nixa (3); 4. 00-Zach Chappell, Talala,OK (1); 5. 29-Brandon Hahn, Tulsa,OK (5); 6. 34-Corey Nelson, Eugene (8); 7. 24s-Ricky Stangl, Lees Summit (16); 8. 75-Tyler Blank, California (19); 9. 0-Randy Martin, California (18); 10. 38-Cody Baker, Lone Jack (14); 11. 2a-Randy Hibbs, Savannah(4); 12. 76-Jay Russell, Elwood,KS (20); 13. 1a-Adam Jones, Wright City (10); 14. 81a-Chris Morgan, Topeka,KS (17); 15. 1x-Nathan Ryun, Higginsville (9); 16. 92j-JR Topper, St. Joseph (13); 17. 9-Casey Baker, Lone Jack (12); 18 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown (15); 19. 5H-Chase Johnson, Penngrove,CA (11) DNF; 20. 72x-Josh Fisher, Jefferson City (2) DNF

B Feature-- 1. Morgan (2); 2. Martin (1); 3. Blank (3); 4. Russell (10); 5. 65-TJ MUths, Sedalia (8); 6. 72-Curtis Boyer, New Haven (7); 7. 10-Mitchell Moore, Edgerton,KS (5); 8. 27-Danny Thoman, Higginsville (4) DNF; 9. 24c-Lanny Carpenter, Clarksburg (9) DNF; 10. 7K-Kelly Newcomb, California DNS; 11. XX-AJ Wirts, California DNS

Heat 1-- 1. Fisher (2); 2. Hibbs (4); 3. Topper (1); 4. Stangl (5); 5. Blank (7); 6. Moore (6); 7. Russell DNS Heat 2-- 1. Hahn (2); 2. J.Johnson (4); 3. C. Baker (1); 4. C. Johnson (5); 6. Boyer (3) 7. Wirts DNS Heat 3-- 1. Nelson (2); 2. Ryun (1); 3. Jones (4); 4. Casey Baker (5); 5. Wingate (7); 6. Muths (3); 7. Carpenter (6) Heat 4-- 1. Chappell (1); 2. Cornell (3); 3. Bellm (5); 4. Morgan (2); 5. Thoman (4); 6. Newcomb (6) DNF

600cc Micro Sprints-- Feature-- 1. 3G-Garrett Williamson, Columbia (1); 2. 15-Chris Koch, Marshall (12)' 3. 56H-Dean Hathman, Columbia (2); 4. 2R-Ryan Marsch, Jefferson City (3); 5. 56-Scott Hathman, Columbia (5); 6. 98P-Miles Paulus, Marshall (9); 7. 3J-Jordan Howell, Columbia (4); 8. 32K-Jamie Kelz, Marshall (10); 9. 88-Jimmy Dowell, Wooldridge (7); 10. 75-Travis Arnold, Pilot Grove (17); 11. 92-Brian Wood, California (15); 12. 49-Ben Brown, Marshall (15); 13. 9s-Nick Schaefer, Marshall (10) DNF; 14. 44-Ayrton Gennetten, Versailles (20) DNF; 15. 749-Kyle Schlotz, Jefferson City (6) DNF; 16. 37-Ethan Green, Wooldridge (14) DNF; 17. 35B-Dwayne Benson, Sweet Springs (8) DNF; 18. 7JR-Kameron Key, Warrensburg (16) DNF

Heat 1-- 1. Williamson (3); 2. Howell (5); 3. Dowell (2); 4. Kelz (6); 5. Brown (4); 6. Gennetten (1) DNF Heat 2-- 1. D. Hathman (2); 2. S. Hathman (1); 3. Benson (6); 4. Schaefer (4); 5. Green (5); 6. Key (3) DNF Heat 3-- 1. Marsch (2); 2. Schlotz (1); 3. Paulus (4); 4. Koch (5); 5. Wood (6); 6. Arnold (3)

Street Stocks-- Feature-- 1. 27D-Derek Henson, Russellville (4); 2. 10-Steve Beach, Eldon (5); 3. 8-John Clancy, California (12); 4. 2J-Jason Russell, Henley (1); 5. 17-Andrew Roark, Henley (3); 6. 05-Dale Berry, Tuscumbia (2); 7. 15-Curt Turpin, Jefferson City (6); 8. 43-Dylan Bias, Centertown (9); 9. 31C-Cole Henson, Russellville (7); 10. 38-Jake Dent, California (10); 11. B-Blake Davidson, Mokane (11); 12. 14D-Chris Dunham, California (8); DNS 27L- Clifford Lear, Moberly

Heat 1-- 1. Russell (4); 2. Roark (3); 3. Beach (6); 4.C. Henson (2); 5. Bias (7); 6. Davidson (5); 7. Lear (1) DNS Heat 2-- 1. Berry (1); 2. D. Henson (6); 3. Turpin (2); 4. Dunham (3); 5. Dent (4); 6. Clancy (5)

Hobby Stocks-- Feature-- 1. 12g-Gage WIneland, Syracuse (1); 2. Eddie Lavery III, Tipton (3); 3. 77-Will Register, Sedalia (2); 4. 14-Kevin Prall, Sedalia (7); 5. 171-Chuck Coffey, WIndsor (9); 6. 2x-Rudy Wirts, California (8); 7. 8-Bryan Alumbaugh, Tipton (12)' 8. 15-Katie Goodson, Sedalia (10); 9. 88-Rodger Deatherage, Windsor (11) DNF; 10. XX-AJ Wirts, California (4) DNF; 11. 11-Mike Schrader, Sedalia (5) DNF; 12-1z-Zack Smith, Centertown DNS

Heat 1- 1. Wineland (4); 2. Lavery (2); 3. Schrader (6); 4. Prall (5); 5. Coffey (3); 6. Goodson (1) Heat 2-- 1. Register (4); 2. A Wirts (6); 3. Smith (3); 4. R. Wirts (1); 5. Deatherage (5) DNF; 6. Alumbaugh DNS

 

 

BADGER MIDGET SERIES

"Coons tops Badger Angell Park field" "Paderta notches fifth win in photo finish"

By Bryan Gapinski Sun Prairie, Wis., June 22---Jerry Coons Jr. captured Sunday Night’s 1st annual “Norm Nelson Classic”, 30-lap Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Series Feature at Angell Park Speedway. The victory for Coons was his 27th career feature victory at the track, eighth on the track’s all-time feature win list. Pole sitter Kurt Mayhew paced the initial lap of the event, before Robbie Ray took the lead on the second lap. One lap later Coons moved into second position. Coons passed Ray for the lead on the next lap on the backstretch, and began increasing his advantage over Ray. Coons’ Hans Lein Racing teammate Billy Balog moved into second place on Lap 7. Coons saw his three second lead over Balog erased, when a caution appeared on Lap 11 for a stalled car. Balog stayed on Coons rear bumper on the restart and pulled into the lead as the pair crossed the start/finish line on Lap 15, Coons regained the lead before the lap was completed. A caution with ten laps remaining bunched up the field. On the restart Coons jumped to a two-car length lead. The final few laps saw positions behind the lead pair change several times in a tightly group field of cars. Coons driving the Hans Lein owned DRC/Stanton SR-11 No. 2 finished .083 seconds ahead of Balog. Ray, Mayhew, and David Gough completed top five. “It's always great to get a victory here, the car was perfect on both the top and bottom groves” commented Coons. Matt Paderta took the lead from Chad Bogar in the final ten-yards to capture his fifth Badger 600 Micro feature of the season. The margain of victory 0.074 seconds, the closest in the four-year history of the series. The pair exchanged the lead four times in the 20-lap event, with Paderta driving under Bogar exiting Turn 4 on the final lap for the winning pass. Will Gerrits, Norm Ehrke, and Tory Strauss completed the top five. A doubleheader weekend looms for the series starting on Saturday July 26 at the Wilmot (Wis.) Raceway, with the eighth annual "Salute to Harry Turner". The following evening Sunday July 27 action moves back to Angell Park Speedway for the "78th Anniversary Season" race presented by Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie for Badger at the famed 1/3-mile oval. All US Military Personnel, past and present will be admitted free with proper Government Military ID. Both events will also carry an increased purse.

SUMMARY MIDGETS 30-lap Feature: 1. Jerry Coons, Jr.; 2. Billy Balog; 3. Robbie Ray; 4. Kurt Mayhew; 5. David Gough; 6. Eric Johnson; 7. Aaron Schuck; 8. Buddy Luebke; 9. Scott Hatton; 10. Kevin Olson; 11. Dan Smith; 12. Mike Stroik; 13. David Budres; 14. Daniel Robinson; 15. Andrew Felker; 16. Katlynn Lehr; 17. Brandon Waelti. 10-lap Heat Race Winners: Coons, Felker. Cars Present: 17 Feature Lap Leaders: Mayhew 1, Ray 2-3, Coons 4-14, Balog 15, Coons 16-30.

MICROS 20-lap Feature: 1. Matt Paderta; 2. Chad Bogar; 3. Will Gerrits; 4. Norm Ehrke; 5. Tory Strauss; 6. Zach Boden; 7.Brandon Sletten; 8. Dusty Gerrits; 9. Jason Dull; 10. Preston Benisch; . 11. Tyler Brabant; 12. Daniel Stefan; 13. Jake Goeglein; 14. Bobby Ollerman; 15. Dustin Stefan; 16. Vance Lein. 8-lap Heat Race Winners: Ehrke, W. Gerrits. Cars Present: 16 Feature Lap Leaders: Bogar 1-8, Paderta 9-11, Bogar 12-19, Paderta 20. #

 

 

LUTZ CONTINUES STEADY RUN

by Steve Zwemke (HARTFORD, S.D.) -- Sioux Falls Sprint Car driver Eric Lutz has been a picture of consistency at I-90 Speedway this season. Had he not missed opening night, he would be a serious threat to Troy Schreurs lead in the Coffee Cup Fuel Stops 360 Sprint Car class. Lutz came from sixth to win Saturday night's feature - his second of the season. Kevin Flowers led the opening 13 laps until his car got loose in turn four. Flowers' car had already started to get sideways when Lutz hit him from behind. It was the second time that Lutz had caught up to Flowers during the race. With the caution sending Flowers to the rear, Lutz outlasted Schreurs to the finish. "This is the best track he had all year," Lutz said of promoter Lyle Howey III who also does track prep. Always gracious in victory lane, Lutz praised Howey for his efforts throughout the season and Schreurs for being a top competitor. "He's already one of the top drivers out here," Lutz added. In nine starts, Lutz has two wins, three second place finishes and two thirds. His win also allowed him to move into third in the point standings. Dale Furby passed Matt Ziebarth late in the race to score a third place finish. Ziebarth used the cushion to get by Furby earlier. Ziebarth used the high side to his benefit for a season best fourth. The Express Copy and Printing Late Model Street Stock division remains one of the most exciting divisions, well, anywhere! Kipp De Groot led twice but also had the lead taken from him twice. It happened first on lap six when Eric Moser got by, but De Groot stole the lead right back on the following lap. He also had Gary Brown Jr. follow him all over the track for most of the race. But Brad Van Voorst came on strong late in the event and passed De Groot on lap 14. Van Voorst came from the sixth row to take down the pole-sitter and lead the final two laps for the win. The race had four lead changes. It was Van Voorst's first feature win in over 13 years at I-90 Speedway. It was also the first night this season in which the father/son team of Brad and Zach Van Voorst both finished inside the top five. Cory Yeigh took second and De Groot wound up in third. For the second straight week, the driver who ended up in victory lane turned out not to be the winner of the USRA B-Modified feature. First, two early red flags pared the field down considerably. Cory Gronewold came out of turn four too hard on the opening lap. He hit the outside wall solidy and rolled his car. Gronewold was okay. On the second lap Nick Barger, Brock Hess, Nick Wranek and Tim Dann got together with Dann's car ending up on its roof. All four drivers were okay but their cars were extensively damaged. Once the race got going, Cameron Vande Weerd battled with Tyler Tesch for the lead. Vande Weerd ran the cushion while leading the first 11 laps. However, Dennis Martin was making up time running the bottom groove. Martin passed Vande Weerd on the 12th lap and went on to the checkered flag. In tech, Martin was disqualified for a brake issue and the win went to Vande Weerd, his first of the year. Miah Christensen was scored in second with Cody Ahrendt third. The USRA Hobby Stock feature was a nail biter even though it was cut from 12 laps to nine due to the track imposed time limit. Travis Vanden Top started on the pole and then had Dustin Gulbrandson nipping at his heels the entire race. Vanden Top ran a great race to beat Gulbrandson for his first win. Zach Olivier came from sixth to third after breaking from a close pack that included Mike Chaney, Jason Bradley and Matt Steuerwald. Chad Carpenter was overjoyed to be in victory lane or the first time in almost six years. The Sioux Falls driver grabbed the lead in the Fast Auto Wash Super Chargers point standings just last week. He passed Justin Peterson on the fourth lap of the 10 lap A-Main. "It was hookin' up right and I bought two new tires," said Carpenter who now leads Josh Lien by 96 points. The Coffee Cup Fuel Stops present a $1000 to win/$200 to start 360 Sprint Car Special on Saturday, July 26. All five Paramount Racing Series divisions are in action. For more information log onto www.i90speedway.com, see our Facebook page or follow on Twitter @racei90.

RESULTS SATURDAY, JULY 19, 2014 360 SPRINT CARS A Feature: 1. Eric Lutz, 2. Troy Schreurs, 3. Dale Furby, 4. Matt Ziebarth, 5. Dave Ekern, 6. Nate Maxwell, 7. Kevin Flowers, 8. Justin Glaser, 9. Denzil Smith Jr., 10. Ben Waxdahl, 11. Bryce Rabenhorst, 12. Taylor Forbes, 13. Brandt O'Banion, 14. Jesse Lindberg Heat Winners: Eric Lutz, Brandt O'Banion LATE MODEL STREET STOCKS A Feature: 1. Brad Van Voorst, 2. Cory Yeigh, 3. Kipp De Groot, 4. Gary Brown Jr., 5. Zach Van Voorst, 6. Kevin Larson, 7. Travis Schreurs, 8. Matt Jensen, 9. Jim Hoing, 10. David Kuchta, 11. Eric Moser, 12. Brett Larsen, 13. Brylee Gough, 14. Billy Prouty Heat Winners: Kipp De Groot, Travis Schreurs USRA B-MODIFIEDS A Feature: 1. Cameron Vande Weerd, 2. Miah Christensen, 3. Cody Ahrendt, 4. Tyler Tesch, 5. Dustin Kruse, 6. Connor Vande Weerd, 7. Chris Goetz, 8. Rodney Cook, 9. Bryan Park, 10. Nick Barger, 11. Nick Wranek, 12. Brock Hess, 13. Tim Dann, 14. Adam Sage, 15. Cory Gronewold, 16. Doug Wallis, 17. Dennis Martin Heat Winners: Tyler Tesch, Miah Christensen, Brock Hess USRA HOBBY STOCKS A Feature: 1. Travis Vanden Top, 2. Dustin Gulbrandson, 3. Zach Olivier, 4. Jason Bradley, 5. Brian Campbell, 6. Justin Bolluyt, 7. Logan Fitzpatrick, 8. Mike Chaney, 9. Tim Waltner, 10. Brian Hoing, 11. Andrew Siemonsma, 12.James Adams, 13. Aaron DeThury, 14. Matt Steuerwald Heat Winners: Travis Vanden Top, Mike Chaney SUPER CHARGERS A Feature: 1. Chad Carpenter, 2. Justin Peterson, 3. Laura Ebbesen, 4. Michalob Voeltz, 5. Donna Bumann, 6. Josh Lien Heat Winner: Chad Carpenter

 

 

BALLOU TAKES USAC VICTORY AT TRI-STATE CLAUSON RETAINS THE INDIANA SPRINT WEEK TITLE FOR 2014

Haubstadt, IN - July 19, 2014 - Robert Ballou won the 30 lap USAC Sprint Car feature Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway. The event which unfolded before a large crowd served as the finale for Indiana Sprint Week. Ballou started on the pole for the main in what would become an outright duel between the Rocklin, CA, driver and local driver Kyle Cummins. Ballou and Cummins exchanged the lead and were wheel to wheel at the line several laps. Ballou was credited with leading the first six laps and Cummins lead the next eight. A yellow flag on lap 14 brought about a restart which then worked to Ballou’s advantage. He reclaimed the lead. The two set a commanding pace. Cummins would finish second. Lapped traffic came into play after lap 20. Fast qualifier Jon Stanbrough moved up to claim third spot. Brian Clauson started fourth and finished fourth. Daron Clayton was on the move and had the familiar 92 sprint up to fifth at the checkers after starting tenth. Ballou’s victory was his third sprint car feature win in a row at Tri-State Speedway this season. It was his second in three nights on the Indiana Sprint Week circuit. The Don Ott powered Maxim has been producing the wins for Ballou Motorsports which is sponsored by Deaton Waterfront Services. Ballou was both excited and relieved in victory lane. “This car is what we have got so it’s what we bring. Luckily we didn’t have too many cautions. It was as hot as it’s ever been!” Brian Clauson was crowned as the ISW Champion in a second ceremony following the feature event. It was his second title. Clauson also took the title in 2013. “It was good to be able to finish this one off!” Rain prevented the final race from being held last year. Clauson won features on Wednesday and Friday to take the week’s points lead. Clauson was as high as third in the feature running order Saturday until Jon Stanbrough slipped by him on the bottom. The top five in sprint week points were Clauson, Ballou, Darland, Bacon, and Stanbrough. Chase Stockon received the Hard Charger Award for the race as well as the Passing Master Award for the entire week which was based on the number of accumulated spots gained in the feature races. Saturday a broken axel during qualifying caused the car to turn over and a multi team effort got the car repaired in time to start the heat and make the feature. That heat was one of four very competitive heats that transferred four cars each into the feature. The winners were Kyle Cummins, Max McGhee, Chris Windom, and Brandon Mattox. Chad Boespflug won the 12 lap, eighteen car Semi feature. Zach Fair of Petersburg, IN, won the UMP Open Wheel Modified feature. Josh Harris led two-thirds of the 25 lap event. After a restart Fair passed both Dave Beck and Harris to gain his second win at the track this season. Harris placed second for his best finish so far this season. Beck was third with Michael Fox and Stan Beadles rounding out the top five. Harris and Fair won the two heat races. The next event scheduled to be held at Tri-State Speedway will be the annual Hoosier Sprint Nationals which will pay $5,000 to win. The event set for August 2nd is sanctioned by MSCS. The UMP Modified cars will supply accompanying action.

Provided as News and Info for Tri-State Speedway.

SUMMARY Indiana Sprint Week Finale Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, IN July 19, 2014

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CARS: (36 Entries)

Top Qualifier -Jon Stanbrough at 13.203 seconds

First Heat - 3c Kyle Cummins, 9k Kevin Thomas Jr., 37rw Jon Stanbrough, 30 C.J. Leary Second Heat - 17 Max McGhee, 12 Robert Ballou, 69 Brady Bacon, 92 Daron Clayton Third Heat - 11 Chris Windom, 4 Tracy Hines, 32 Chase Stockon, 20 Brian Clauson Fourth Heat - 28 Brandon Mattox, 20n Hunter Schuerenberg, 71p Dave Darland, 40 Justin Grant

Semi Feature (12 Laps) - 57 Chad Boespflug, 10E Jerry Coons Jr., 21k Casey Shuman, 4B Donny Brackett, 10 Richard Vander Weerd, 66 Shane Cockrum

A Feature (30 Laps) - 12 Ballou, 3c Cummins, 37rw Stanbrough, 20 Clauson, 92 Clayton, 69 Bacon, 20n Schuerenberg, 10E Coons, 30 Leary, 57 Boespflug, 71p Darland, 11 Windom, 10 R. Vander Weerd, 32 Stockon, 28 Mattox, 9k Thomas, 4B Brackett, 66 Cockrum, 4 Hines, 40 Grant, 17 McGhee, 88 Jace Vander Weerd, 21k Shuman

 

 

Westfall Scores First Career BOSS win at WRP

Despite overcast skies and rain all around, the Buckeye Machine BOSS sprints forged ahead with the cooperation of Waynesfield Raceway Park and completed a show the fans will not soon forget. An astounding field of 53 traditional sprint cars signed in for the 4th annual "Dick Spencer Memorial" and the fans who braved the weather were treated to 6 heat races, 3 last chance races and a great 30 lap main event.

In customary BOSS action, Pleasant Hill, Ohio driver Matt Westfall had to earn his victory. Driving the Best Performance Motorsports #54 out of St. Mary's Ohio, Westfall had to charge from an 8th starting position in the heat to finish 2nd in order to make the BOSS redraw. A "7" draw would then force Westfall to go on the high side to put on yet another passing clinic en route to scoring the popular win at the track many have referred to as "Westfall" Raceway Park.

The 30 lap Spencer Memorial was paced to the starters green flag by front row starters Kyle Simon and Tom Rhodes. It was Rhodes jumping out to the quick early lead and setting the pace for the first 4 circuits with Joss Moffatt and Joe Liguori battling for second. Moffatt reeled in Rhodes and took command on lap 5, but the car on the move was Todd Keen in the #18 who had charged from 10th to 3rd by lap #6.

The race's first of 4 caution flags would fly on lap 11 when Thomas Meseraull rolled to a stop in the Stensland #41 with mechanical issues. On the restart, the running order was Moffatt, Keen, Liguori, Kyle Simon and Westfall. Back under green, Moffatt continued to show the way as Westfall continued to roll the high side right into the runner-up spot working lap #15. A lap later the second caution flew for a tangle involving Beau Stewart and Landon Simon.

The ensuing restart, Westfall was able to wrestle the lead from Moffatt. A lead he would never relinquish despite two more caution flags. A lap 17 caution would take Todd Keen from the event after a spectacular run up to the lead battle. The final caution came on lap 28 when Jamie Fredrickson stopped at the top of turn 1.

Westfall pulled away to a convincing win followed by Kyle Simon, Joss Moffatt, Joe Liguori, and Kody Swanson. Rounding out the top 10 were Dustin Smith, Dustin Ingle, Tyler Hewitt, Cody Gardner, and Michael Fischesser.

Preliminary heats were won by Moffatt, Liguori, Meseraull, Smith, Ingle, Rhodes. Three last chance events were taken by Cody Gardner, Conner Donelson, and Stratton Briggs.

In other news, the Buckeye Machine BOSS series is proud to welcome aboard new heat race sponsor Fast Signs of Dayton, Ohio who will now be sponsoring a heat race for the balance of the season! BOSS would also like to thank Burdette Builders of Sunman, Indiana, Lias Tire/American Racer of Indiana, Pennsylvania, Kistler Engines of Fremont, Ohio, and S & H Nerfs of Piqua, Ohio all for sponsoring a heat race last night to provide extra money to the drivers in six exciting heat races.

Bonus award sponsors also are a huge contributor to the series including The Bridge Restaurant of Sidney, Ohio, Hochstetler Truck and Auto Repair of Ashland, Ohio, Lynn Cook of Dayton, Ohio, Hoosier Tire Midwest and Lias Tire American Racer. The free drink cooler of Gatorade and bottled water is supplied courtesy of the Blue Room Restaurant of Kirby, Ohio. Also a special thanks goes out to Indy Race Parts for being the official parts supplier of the series!

The next BOSS event is this Saturday, July 26th as the series returns home to Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. The series is already deep into scheduling for 2015 and teams are encouraged to get ready for an exciting new season in '15!

Event #10 of 16 Waynesfield Raceway Park - 7/19/2014

Buckeye Machine B.O.S.S 410 Sprints (53 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Burdette Builders (Sunman, IN): (10 Laps - Top 3 transfer to the A-feature) 1. 5J-Joss Moffatt[3] ; 2. 4-Michael Fischesser[1] ; 3. 24-Landon Simon[9] ; 4. 6-Cody Gardner[4] ; 5. 63D-Jim Dues[2] ; 6. 10s-Roger Shammo[8] ; 7. 31-Chuck Wilson[6] ; 8. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[5] ; 9. 14-Chad Wilson[8]

Heat 2 - Lias Tire / American Racer (Indiana, PA): (10 Laps - Top 3 transfer to the A-feature) 1. 6RR-Joe Liguori[4] ; 2. 54-Matt Westfall[8] ; 3. 3-Joe Butera[1] ; 4. 14c-Andy Conley[6] ; 5. 17-Kevin Myers[7] ; 6. 19-Jimmy Snead[2] ; 7. 53-Steve Little[3] ; 8. 14-Cooper Clouse[5] ; 9. 3J-Johnny Beaber[9]

Heat 3 - S & H Nerfs (Piqua, OH): (10 Laps - Top 3 transfer to the A-feature) 1. 41-Thomas Meseraull[6] ; 2. 23s-Kyle Simon[4] ; 3. 82-Mike Miller[3] ; 4. 71-Stratton Briggs[1] ; 5. 32-Garrett Abrams[8] ; 6. 43G-Rob Guy[9] ; 7. 24L-Lee Underwood[2] ; 8. 3T-Tony Beaber[5] ; 9. 57B-Brandon Spithaler[7]

Heat 4 - Kistler Engines (Fremont, OH): (10 Laps - Top 3 transfer to the A-feature) 1. 77-Dustin Smith[1] ; 2. 18-Todd Keen[6] ; 3. m2m-Beau Stewart[9] ; 4. 58-Jamie Fredrickson[4] ; 5. 22s-Dallas Hewitt[2] ; 6. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[7] ; 7. 5s-Mark Silva[8] ; 8. 320-George Willard[3] ; 9. 25B-Mark Blausey[5]

Heat 5 - Fast Signs (Dayton, OH): (10 Laps - Top 3 transfer to the A-feature) 1. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[5] ; 2. 12-Kody Swanson[2] ; 3. 2B-Mike Dunlap[6] ; 4. 42-Conner Donelson[7] ; 5. 32M-Derek Hastings[3] ; 6. 63-Huston Hewitt[4] ; 7. 97-Andy Fike[8] ; 8. 69R-Brian Gross[9] ; 9. 2M-Logan Hupp[1]

Heat 6 - Unsponsored (Your Name Here?): (10 Laps - Top 3 transfer to the A-feature) 1. 31R- Tom Rhoades[1] ; 2. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[5] ; 3. 9N-Luke Hall[4] ; 4. 5M-Bob McMillin[2] ; 5. 9-Dave Disinger[3] ; 6. 24M-Adam Miller[7] ; 7. 83-Adam Cruea[8] ; 8. 12B-Don Ryder[6]

B-Main #1 - (12 Laps - Top 2 transfer to the A-feature) 1. 6-Cody Gardner[1] ; 2. 58-Jamie Fredrickson[2] ; 3. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[9] ; 4. 10s-Roger Shammo[5] ; 5. 14-Chad Wilson[11] ; 6. 63D-Jim Dues[3] ; 7. 31-Chuck Wilson[7] ; 8. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[6] ; 9. 22s-Jim Stinson[12] ; 10. 5s-Mark Silva[8] ; 11. 320-George Willard[10] ; 12. 25B-Mark Blausey[12]

B-Main #2 - (12 Laps - Top 2 Transfer to the A-feature) 1. 42-Conner Donelson[2] ; 2. 2M-Logan Hupp[12] ; 3. 14-Cooper Clouse[9] ; 4. 14c-Andy Conley[1] ; 5. 32M-Derek Hastings[4] ; 6. 19-Jimmy Snead[5] ; 7. 17-Kevin Myers[3] ; 8. 97-Andy Fike[8] ; 9. 69R-Brian Gross[10] ; 10. 53-Steve Little[7] ; 11. 63-Huston Hewitt[6] ; 12. 3J-Johnny Beaber[DNS]

B-Main #3 - (12 Laps - Top 2 Transfer to the A-feature) 1. 71-Stratton Briggs[1] ; 2. 32-Garrett Abrams[3] ; 3. 5M-Bob McMillin[2] ; 4. 83-Adam Cruea[8] ; 5. 57B-Brandon Spithaler[11] ; 6. 43G-Rob Guy[5] ; 7. 9-Dave Disinger[4] ; 8. 12B-Don Ryder[10] ; 9. 24M-Adam Miller[6] ; 10. 24L-Lee Underwood[DNS] ; 11. 3T-Tony Beaber[DNS]

A-Main - (30 Laps) 1. 54-Matt Westfall[7] ; 2. 23s-Kyle Simon[1] ; 3. 5J-Joss Moffatt[4] ; 4. 6RR-Joe Liguori[6] ; 5. 12-Kody Swanson[9] ; 6. 77-Dustin Smith[12] ; 7. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[8] ; 8. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[3] ; 9. 6-Cody Gardner[19] ; 10. 4-Michael Fischesser[5] ; 11. 2B-Mike Dunlap[17] ; 12. 31R-Tom Rhodes[2] ; 13. 9N-Luke Hall[18] ; 14. 3-Joe Butera[14] ; 15. 42-Conner Donelson[20] ; 16. 32-Garrett Abrams[24] ; 17. 82-Mike Miller[15] ; 18. 71-Stratton Briggs[21] ; 19. 58-Jamie Fredrickson[22] ; 20. 18-Todd Keen[10] ; 21. 24-Landon Simon[13] ; 22. m2m-Beau Stewart[16] ; 23. 41-Thomas Meseraull[11] ; 24. 2M-Logan Hupp[23]

Bonus Award Winners:

The Bridge Restaurant of Sidney, OH - "Hard Charger" - Cody Gardner (+10) - $50

Lynn Cook "a racer's friend" of Dayton, OH - "Hard Luck Award" - Brandon Spithaler - $50

Hochstetler Truck and Auto Repair - "Steel Block Award" - Kody Swanson - $50

Rusty & Cap McClure of Ashland, OH - "Lucky Pill Draw" - Jamie Fredrickson - Free Pit Pass/Hot Dogs for Crew

Lias Tire of Indiana, PA - "American Racer Bonus Award" - Joe Liguori - Free Tire

Hoosier Tire Midwest - "Hoosier Tire Bonus Award" - Matt Westfall - Free Tire

 

 

JO JO HELBERG SCORES THIRD VICTORY AT M-40 SPEEDWAY

JONES, Mich. (July 19, 2014) – Continuing his stellar performance in the last two months, California’s Jo Jo Helberg won the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints feature at M-40 Speedway in Jones, Mich., on Saturday, July 19.

Helberg powered around Jason Fuller on the eighth circuit and then dominated the remainder of the 30-lap event. Troy DeCaire advanced from the fifth starting position to finish in second with Fuller rounding out the podium. Jason Blonde and fast timer Aaron Pierce completed the top five.

“I thought I was going to charge earlier, but Jason (Fuller) really took off at the start. I had to catch him and take care of the tires. I didn't want to abuse them in the early stages. Once I cleared Jason could get back on the bottom and control the race. I’m happy to win here at M-40 with Steve Smith. He has done an amazing job preparing the 71 car this year,” said race winner Jo Jo Helberg.

The 30-lap feature began with Fuller getting the jump on Jerry Caryer as Helberg settled into third position. Just a couple laps into the race Helberg got around Caryer for the second and began closing the gap on Fuller, who constructed a sizeable advantage in the early stages.

On the eighth circuit Helberg drove to the outside lane and passed Fuller to take the point and began building a nice advantage as DeCaire was moving up the leaderboard. He was up to third position just past the 10-lap mark and Blonde was also on the move passing Caryer for fourth.

Helberg worked through the traffic flawlessly as a great battle was taking place for second between Fuller and DeCaire. With just a few laps remaining, DeCaire completing the pass for second as Blonde also looked to get by Fuller.

At the checkered flag, Helberg finished 4.084 seconds ahead of DeCaire with Fuller edging Blonde at the line. Pierce rounded out the top-five finishers.

Heat race victories went to Joe Swanson, Helberg and Chris Neuenschwander while Aaron Pierce was the Hamilton Trucking Fast Qualifier with a lap of 10.764 seconds at 125.418 mph.

The Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints returns to action on Friday, August 1 at Dixie (MI) Motor Speedway and Saturday, August 2 at Illiana (IN) Motor Speedway.

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

 

 

World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series racing at Williams Grove Speedway in the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Summer Nationals, second night of the two day race on the half mile oval in Mechanicsburg, PA

ARTICLE BY: Gaye Carmichael, Motor Sports Journalist gayec@att.net (530) 409-0646

(Mechanicsburg, PA, 07/19th/2014) The face off between the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series and the Pennsylvania Posse, had Lance Dewease of Fayetteville, PA scoring the victory in this extremely competitive thirty lap "A" Feature event on the half mile semi-banked dirt oval at the Pennsylvania Williams Grove Speedway located in Mechanicsburg. Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND and Lucas Wolfe of Mechanicsburg, PA made it in the top three.

Excitement reigned on victory lane as Dewease was on the front stretch with camera's flashing away.

It's a great win. I was racing the top of the track, it was the only place that I was good. The car was great and I knew it was going to take a really good race car to beat us. We had a good draw tonight. My car was really good on the starts. Under the open red flag, we did tighten the car up a bit. It was a good win. I really love winning tonight especially racing with the WoO's." It was great that the fans hung in here during the rain delay." said Dewease. Dewease won his Heat Race and the Dash, to earn his Pole start in this race.

Schatz, was second, and said, "Some one blew a motor and oil was all over the track. I didn't see the oil until I spun. I was lucky to keep the car going. The rain did make this track faster tonight. I am really glad we were able to get this race in. A big thanks to the fans for staying through the rain delay for our race."

Scoring in third was Lucas Wolfe. Wolfe finished second in the Dash, and lined up, side by side with Dewease when the original Green Flag called the field to action. Wolfe took the opening lap lead that he raced for the first eight laps. Raced several laps in second before going to third.

It took a long time to get this race in the books, as the race began with hot laps, followed by qualifying, Heat Races, the Dash, a "C" Main and during this "C" Main it began to rain lightly. They managed to get this race in and had the "B" Main lined-up ready to go, when heavy rain set in, delaying this huge racing event for three hours.

When the cars returned back on the track, it was July 20th and the "B" Main was under way. Rain began again, but the race continued per the drivers choice. On the second lap of the restart of the "B" Main, four sprints got in a wreck. Cory Haas rolled his sprint, Steve Kinser, Ryan Taylor and Brian Montieth were all collected in this melee. No injuries were reported.The race returned to green. S. Kinser and Haas both had car damage and were out of the race.

The race continued and when the checkered flag flew out, it was Dave Blaney, Brad Sweet, Greg Hodnett and Ryan Smith who transferred into the "A" Main event.

When the opening green flag flew out for the start of the "A" feature, Pennsylvania's Lucas Wolfe took the lead. Wolfe led the first eight laps and then Dewease took over. Schatz in third was looking to move forward working on a way to pass Wolfe. About half way through the race, Schatz was able to slide by Wolfe to take second and Cody Darrah had raced into the top five. It became a big battle for the lead with both Dewease and Schatz racing hard and smooth.

With twelve laps to go, K.Kinser once again had trouble. The engine blew, catching fire, bringing out the red flag. A huge amount of oil was on the track, so a lot of clean up was needed before the race could go back green. Schatz got caught in the oil, spinning but never stopped his car so was able to continue his race in second, when the race returned to green. Stevie Smith was penalized two positions for driving through the red flag. Because of the length of clean-up oil, an open red flag was thrown, allowing the cars to do minor adjustments, get fuel if needed. No tire changes are allowed.

The another red flag flew out earlier when Dave Blaney went into a roll-over, rolling sideways. Blaney had broken an axle and retired from the race. Then a caution flew out for Brent Marks and Kraig Kinser who spinned earlier on to a stop. Both drivers restarted at the rear of the field. No injuries were reported.

Dewease had a strong run and held all at bay as he raced to the checkered. Donny Schatz, who had a third place start gained on Dewease as the race continued. Schatz would get so close for a pass but Dewease would hang in there, keeping the lead. The two drivers drove an excellent race and dueled for the lead until the checkered flag flew out with Dewease taking the win for the Posse.

At the checkered it was, Dewease, Schatz, Wolfe, Cody Darrah, Alan Krimes, Joey Saldana, Shane Stewart, Danny Dietrich, Kerry Madsen, Daryn Pittman, Stevie Smith, Doug Esh, Brad Sweet, Brent Marks, Greg Hodnett, Don Krietz, Jr., Gerard McIntyre, Chad Layton, Pat Cannon, Kraig Kinser, Dave Blaney, Ryan Smith.

All in all, it was quite a duel between the WoO Sprints and the Pennsylvania Posse, with Dewease taking the win WoO Schatz took second, then with Wolfe it was a posse third, followed by WoO Darrah. These guys really put on a great race tonight.

Don Krietz, Jr.; posted a 16.757 second lap in qualifying, to set fast time.

The "B" and "C" Mains, the DASH and the Heat Race finishes are as follows: PLEASE NOTE: All finishes, times, etc. in this article are not official.

"B" Main: Blaney, Sweet, Hodnett, R. Smith, Justin Barger, Rodney Westhafer, Ryan Taylor, Adam Wilt, Brian Montieth, Steve Kinser, Brian Bohlke, Cory Haas.

"C" Main: Ryan Taylor, Curt Michael, Ryan Wilson, Nicole Bower, Troy Fraker. (Logan Schuchart, Jacob Allen and Danny Dietrich, scratched from this race)

DASH: Dewease, Wolfe, Schatz, Krietz, Jr., Krimes, S. Stewart, Darrah, Saldana.

HEAT RACES:

Heat #1: Dewease, K. Kinser, Krietz, Jr., Schatz, Dietrich, Montieth, Bolhke, R. Wilson. S. Kinser, Wilt, Steve Buckwalter.

Heat # 2: Krimes, S. Smith, McIntyre, Saldana, Cannon, Sweet, Ott, R. Smith, Schuchart, Sides, Fraker.

Heat #3: Darrah, Gravel, McMahan, Layton, Blaney, Westhaver, Barger, Haas, Bower, Allen, Shaffer.

Heat #4: S. Stewart, Wolfe, Madsen, Pittman, Marks, Blaney, Hodnett, R. Taylor, McIntyre, Michael.

 

 

Steve Poirier Superb in Patriot Sprint Tour Canada Event at Brockville

Rich Vleck, BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO, (July 19, 2014)- Steve Poirier’s supreme sprint car record at the Brockville Ontario Speedway was strengthened on Saturday Night, even though the track conditions were far different then his prior visits.

Poirier, of St. Mathieu de Beloeil, Quebec, led the 25-lap feature wire-to-wire to score his fifth career win in 16 starts at the Brockville Speedway. The defending Patriot Sprint Tour Champion benefited from his pole position starting spot but was also supreme throughout the event.

“The car was flawless tonight,” stated Poirier in Victory Lane. “This is a different car than what I have used here and we didn’t know what to start with but right from the warmup the car was really good.”

Poirier did not originally intend on competing at the “Beast of the East” on Saturday but once he entered the pit area, he quickly dove in to his setup book and once he hit the track, stayed on point, dominating a loaded heat race for his 13th heat race in 16 visits to Brockville, a simply incredible statistic.

In the feature action, Poirier was solid on each restart that was necessary. As the race neared the halfway point though, the “Fireball” reach the tail end of the field and began to slice through the pack with ease; Poirier did not see it as been as easy though.

“I thought when I reached the traffic in dirty air the car was backwards in the corner. I thought if I stayed like that I could be in trouble,” he recounted after the race in Victory Lane,” he recounted after the race in Victory Lane. “In clean air I could drag the brake and keep the car straight so I knew at that point that Jared (Zimbardi) would have to have a really really good car to get by me.”

Jared Zimbardi appeared to have a car equal in strength to the No. 28FM, but needed a variable such as lapped cars to mix things up. After moving by outside polesitter Mitch Brown on lap three, Zimbardi appeared to be reeling in the leader but the one time the duo reached though, Zimbardi realized he needed a caution to tighten up the field again.

The win was the 11th for Poirier in a Patriot Sprint Tour points-paying event, which moves him in to a tie for fifth on the all-time list.

Zimbardi’s runner-up finish helped him to continue to solidify his point position with a strong run. On each of the race’s restarts, Zimbardi would use the bottom line as that’s where he wanted his car in longer runs, but could not find enough bite to challenge for the lead.

In the final stage of the race, Bryan Howland slid his top win back as far as it would go and it ended up working out as the four-time PST Champion made a slick move to get by Mitch Brown to make it on to the podium. Howland had knicked a tire on the opening tire but was able to fight to the finish. Brown was content with his fourth-place effort on a fun and fast race track laid out on the night.

Lee Ladouceur was also stout throughout the night, putting together a quality top five finish. Jeff Cook was very strong early in the night, which included winning his heat race, but had to rally from a poor redraw to finish in sixth, just ahead of Alain Bergeron, who drove up from his 11th starting position to finish seventh.

Yan Bilodeau and Rick Wilson shared the hard charger honors of the events, advancing nine spots each to place eighth and ninth, respectively. Local Tyler Rand completed the top 10.

Along with Cook and Poirier scoring heat wins, Kyle Fraser notched his second career Brockville heat race win while Parker Evans won the Four Laps of Fame Dash in his first race in Canada.

The low point of the night came on lap four when a pack of competitors piled up in turn one, resulting in a red flag. After a group of cars in the middle of the pack jingled up, Chris Jones, who suffered a folded-up front end in his heat race, made hard contact with the inside barrier, shooting him back in to the race group and collected Paul Pekkonen, Stan Zanchin, as well as Kyle Fraser. Major damage was widespread but each driver walked away unharmed.

For more information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

Patriot Sprint Tour Canada Series Results: 7/19/14, Brockville Ontario Speedway, BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO.

A-Main (25 Laps)- 1. Steve Poirier (28FM), 2. Jared Zimbardi (35), 3. Bryan Howland (51), 4. Mitch Brown (10), 5. Lee Ladouceur (51L), 6. Jeff Cook (10c), 7. Alain Bergeron (8B), 8. Yan Bilodeau (123), 9. Rick Wilson (42w), 10. Tyler Rand (84), 11. April Wilson (15aw), 12. Parker Evans (61), 13. Dane Lorenc (00), 14. Sammy Reakes IV (1), 15. Dale Gosselin (3), 16. Etienne Girard (422), 17. Chris Jones (11J), 18. Stan Zanchin (94), 19. Paul Pekkonen (94), 20. Kyle Fraser (01)

Lap Leaders- Poirier 1-25.

Four Laps of Fame (4 Laps)- 1. Parker Evans (61), 2. Tyler Rand (84), 3. Alain Bergeron (8B), 4. Paul Pekkonen (98), 5. Dane Lorenc (00), 6. Dale Gosselin (3).

Heats (8 Laps Each)- Race 1: Cook, A. Wilson, Evans, Rand, Gosselin, Girard, Jones.

Race 2: Fraser, Ladouceur, Brown, Pekkonen, Reakes, Bilodeau, Zanchin.

Race 3: Poirier, Zimbardi, Howland, Lorenc, Bergeron, R. Wilson.

Patriot Sprint Tour Canada Series Point Standings (Top 10)- Zimbardi 445, Bergeron 409, Brown 405, Ladouceur 387, Jones 372, Gosselin 346, Fraser 340, Zanchin 329, Bilodeau 255, R. Wilson 249.

Four Laps of Fame Dash for Cash Series Standings (Top Five)- Polyak 17, Knab and Evans 14, D. Just 12 and Collins 12.

Hard Charger of the Season Standings (Top Five)- Polyak 31, Adamczyk 17, Zimbardi 16, Reakes and Ladouceur 14.

 

 

Chappell Scores WAR Win at Springfield

Springfield, MO(July 19, 2014)-In a race that saw multiple lead changes and lots of passing throughout the field, Zach Chappell emerged victorious with the WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps on Saturday night at Springfield Raceway. Driving the Korte Transportation/Hockett Racing #77, Chappell took the lead from his pole starting position as he was followed closely by Chad Goff, Chris Parkinson, and Taylor Walton. With the spots rapidly changing behind him among Walton, Josh Stephens, Parkinson, and Devon Huff, Chappell would lead the first four laps before Walton would take over the point running the high side in John Hillman's #14 on lap five. Walton would lead through lap seven before Chappell made a charge and took over the top spot again on lap eight with Goff following him for second. Goff would take over on lap nine as he was followed by Chappell, Walton, and Parkinson. Another driver on the move during this span of the race was Tim Kent. Kent took over the fourth spot from Parkinson on lap eleven. Goff would continue to lead through lap fifteen when Walton's fine run would come to an end with a flat tire costing the Warrensburg, MO pilot the third spot and bringing out the yellow flag. On the restart, Goff ran low with Chappell running the high side. Goff would lead lap sixteen with Chappell getting a great run on the high side to take over the lead on lap seventeen. The Talala, OK chauffeur would go on to his first career WAR win in the Hockett Racing DRC with Don Ott power. Parkinson got by Goff on lap nineteen and would continue his string of great runs with a second in the 54th Street Grill and Bar DRC with Parkinson power. Goff, who was also fast qualifier on the evening, ran a strong third in his B&D Racing DRC with Kercher-Mopar power. Huff, who found some good speed on the top side late in the race, was fourth in his Twister with Chevy power. Stephens was a solid fifth in the Summers Farms/Stephens Automotive DRC with Gaerte power. Kent was in the running throughout and would come home sixth in his Risley Trash Service Triple-X with Rose Racing power under the hood. After a heat race mishap and a leaking fuel line that sent him to the pits to be fixed as the cars were lining up for the A, Lexington, MO's Danny Thoman charged from the back of the pack and finished seventh in his Cars Plus Credit #27X. Dylan Kadous was eighth followed by Pete Palazzolo and John Helm. Bob Thoman, who was fourth in WAR points heading into the night, got over the bank in turn two and crashed into the retaining wall during heat one ending the Higginsville, MO driver's night early. The points race for the WAR title is heating up with Goff leading Parkinson by eight points heading into next weekend's race at the Midway Speedway in Lebanon, MO on Saturday July 26. Please go to www.warsprints.com or join the WAR Series on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/122872191163959/ to find out more about the WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps.

Time Trials-1. 9-Chad Goff, Spring Hill, KS-12.963, 2. 14-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg, MO-13.388, 3. 4U-Devon Huff, Nixa, MO-13.497, 4. 88-Chad Tye, Independence, MO-13.590, 5. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO-13.615, 6. 27X-Danny Thoman, Lexington, MO-13.662, 7. 77-Zach Chappell, Talala, OK-13.744, 8. 09-Josh Stephens, Buckner, MO-13.770, 9. 70-Pete Palazzolo, Pacific, MO-13.776, 10. 27-Bob Thoman, Higginsville, MO-13.796, 11. 11-Dylan Kadous, Topeka, KS-13.901, 12. 73-Lane Stone, Concordia, MO-13.942, 13. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO-14.283, 14. 19s-Steven Cross, Clinton, MO-14.400, 15. 94T-Tim Kent-Bristow, OK-14.409, 16. 21C-Chris Desselle, Richmond, MO-14.569, 17. 42-Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS-14.754, 18. 24-Kevin Risley, Collinsville, OK-14.832, 19. 12-John Helm, Kearney, MO-14.851, 20. 8X-Scott Comstock, Tipton, MO-17.988, 21. 03-Charlie Burton, Independence, MO- NT

1st Heat- 8 laps 1. 77-Zach Chappell (5) 2. 9-Chad Goff (7) 3. 8-Jeff Wingate (3) 4. 88-Chad Tye (6) 5. 21C-Chris Desselle (2) 6. 12-John Helm (1) 7. 27-Bob Thoman (4)-DNF

2nd Heat- 8 laps 1. 65-Chris Parkinson (6) 2. 09-Josh Stephens (5) 3. 14-Taylor Walton (7) 4. 19s-Steven Cross (3) 5. 42-Warren Johnson (2) 6. 11-Dylan Kadous (4) 7. 8X-Scott Comstock (1)

3rd Heat- 8 laps 1. 94T-Tim Kent (2) 2. 24-Kevin Risley (1) 3. 73-Lane Stone (3) 4. 4U-Devon Huff (6) 5. 70-Pete Palazzolo (4) 6. 27X-Danny Thoman (5)-DNF DNS: 03- Charlie Burton

A Main- 25 laps

1. 77-Zach Chappell (1) 2. 65-Chris Parkinson (2) 3. 9-Chad Goff (4) 4. 4U-Devon Huff (5) 5. 09-Josh Stephens (7) 6. 94T-Tim Kent (8) 7. 27X-Danny Thoman (9) 8. 11-Dylan Kadous (15) 9. 70-Pete Palazzolo (11) 10. 12-John Helm (19) 11. 42-Warren Johnson (16) 12. 73-Lane Stone (10) 13. 24-Kevin Risley (14) 14. 8X-Scott Comstock (18) 15. 8-Jeff Wingate (12) 16. 19s-Steven Cross (13) 17. 88-Chad Tye (6) 18. 14-Taylor Walton (3)-DNF 19. 21C-Chris Desselle (17) 20. 27-Bob Thoman-DNS 21. 03-Charlie Burton-DNS

 

 

Chaney survives while Fremont FAST race; Ryan gets 305 victory; Brewer earns truck win

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Contact: Brian Liskai – liskai2x@roadrunner.com

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Rob Chaney survived a wild 410 sprint feature Saturday at Fremont Speedway to lead all 30 laps for his first win of the season on Ohio Logistics Night.

The racing got underway late due to a steady rain all morning at “The Track That Action Built.” Track crews worked hard to get the surface in shape and it produced a lot of wheel hiking excitement.

Chaney, from Millersburg, Ohio, who started the night setting fast time in qualifying, survived several cautions and red flag restarts and a near disaster when he caught a rut late in the race to score his 10th career win at Fremont Speedway in the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints.

“They were timing me up and you really couldn’t start early on the bottom or you’d push out in the moisture. I should have moved back to the top before I did. We had that red and they told me ‘hey, they’re timing you up so you need to move’ so I moved and you know a track like this I felt the top was the best way as long as you don’t make a mistake but that was easier said then done. You could get tripped up really easy. For what we all thought it was going to be to start with it turned out to be a good race. There were guys charging from the back. I saw Chris Bell was up there (from 11th)…and I knew I had to get after it with him and Andrews (Chris) and Kemenah (Chad),” said Chaney beside his Stan Cortad owned #9x.

“We were able to hang on. It feels good to win. You don’t know how many more races you get to win when you get to be the age I am now and the point I am know. It’s special to win here and I’m proud of Stan and all the guys that have helped. I have raced for him most of my career and I can’t thank him enough for everything he’s done for me,” added Chaney.

It was a Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) Championship Series event as well for the 410 sprints. Coming into the weekend Chris Andrews had a pretty commanding point lead, but a crash at Attica Friday and another at Fremont while running second late in the race Saturday saw that lead dwindle as Byron Reed closed significantly (go to www.fastondirt.com for the point standings). The FAST champion will earn $10,000 at season’s end.

In the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature, it looked like Tyler Gunn was on his way to his first career win. But, with six laps to go on a restart Gunn’s right rear wheel broke, handing the lead to Jordan Ryan. Ryan would then pull away for his third win of the year at Fremont and the fourth of his career at the track.

“That track was wet and fast and hard to race. It’s tough to figure things out on a track like this. It takes away a lot of your strength,” said Ryan beside his Griff’s Engines/Village Pizza House/Walton’s Cutting Crew/Frosty Frog/J&J Automotive/Big D Landscaping backed #5.

“I was under him (Gunn) a couple of times trying to slide him but he had a lot of momentum. I didn’t want something to happen to him like that…I wanted him to get his first win but when he hit that rut and went up I was pretty happy,” added Ryan. “I have to thank my dad and mom, Cody Brewer, my grandparents…without all those guys I couldn’t do it.”

Fostoria, Ohio’s Kent Brewer has been close all season to scoring a victory in the AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Trucks. Well, Saturday he finally got that accomplished though it wasn’t easy as he had to contend with Shawn Valenti the entire 20-lap feature and at the end with Dan Roepke Jr. and lapped trucks. For Brewer, it was his third career win at Fremont and his second straight victory of 2014 as he won the previous week at Attica Raceway Park.

“That was a lot of fun. That’s the most fun I’ve had racing out here…that’s really good racing when we can race wheel to wheel,” said Brewer beside his Kent’s Transmissions/Fremont Fence/Hummel’s Auto Service backed #8kb. “That last lap…whew. I saw Shawn on the bottom and I was like ‘I’d better get going again.’ I need to thank all my family and all the sponsors and all the guys that help me every week.”

For the 30-lap 410 sprint feature, Todd Heller and Rob Chaney would bring the field to the green with Chaney gaining the advantage over Heller, Travis Philo, Chad Kemenah, James McFadden, Chris Andrews, Christopher Bell and Bryan Sebetto. Brad Bowman would coast to a stop on lap two to bring out the caution. On the restart Chaney pulled away from Heller with Philo, Kemenah and Andrews in tow.

The top of the running order didn’t change much until the leaders hit lapped traffic by lap eight. Chaney continued to lead Heller but Philo and Kemenah were locked in a torrid battle for third with Andrews, McFadden, Bell and Sebetto giving chase. Kemenah would move into third on lap 10 and quickly closed on Heller. While battling for fourth on lap 14, Andrews and Philo would make contact with Philo ending up on his side on the front stretch. On the restart Broc Martin would tumble in turn three. All drivers were uninjured.

On the restart Chaney would get a great jump as Andrews rocketed from fourth to second, bringing Kemenah and Bell into third and fourth. The caution would fly when McFadden stopped on turn four at the half-way point. On the restart Byron Reed would stop but would refire. After two laps were completed, Cole Thomas would slide to the berm of turns three and four, bringing out another caution. Again Chaney would get a great restart over Andrews with Bell getting around Kemenah for third with Heller in fifth and Cap Henry up to sixth and by lap 18 into the top five.

With eight laps to go, Bell executed a huge bicycle in turns three and four as he attempted to get around Andrews and he would coast to turn two, bringing out the caution. On the restart Chaney would miss his marks ever so slightly and it was nearly costly as he jumped the cushion in turn one with Andrews racing to his inside. Chaney was able to gather it back in and continued to lead Andrews, Kemenah, Henry, Cole Duncan, Heller, Brian Smith and Stuart Williams.

With six laps to go disaster struck for Andrews as he jumped the cushion in turn four and tumbled, ending his great run. On the restart Chaney pulled away from Kemenah, Henry, Duncan, Heller and Smith. Chaney was able to rim ride the final five laps for the win with Kemenah, Henry, Duncan and Heller rounding out the top five.

Gunn and Ryan French would pace the field for the 25-lap 305 sprint feature with Gunn bolting into a big lead over French, Ryan, Paul Weaver, T.J. Michael, Nate Dussel and Luke Griffith. Josh Harrison would coast to a stop on lap three to bunch up the field and on the restart Bobby Clark would coast to a stop. When the green flew so did Gunn as Ryan and Weaver moved into second and third. As Gunn pulled away slightly, Ryan and Weaver battled for second with French, Michael, Dussel, John Ivy, Trey Jacobs and Zack Kramer in tow.

Gunn would catch the back of the pack by lap 9, but a caution for debris a lap later would give him a clear track. When the green flew so did Gunn as he pulled away with Ryan and Weaver still battling for second. Michael drove around French for fourth on lap 12 with Ivy taking fifth a circuit later just as the caution would fly for Seth Schneider who would coast to a stop. On the ensuing restart Steve Rando would spin.

Gunn got a great restart with 11 laps to go with Ryan, Weaver, Michael, Ivy, Dussel, French and Jacobs in pursuit. Another debris caution with nine laps to go would bunch up the field, but Gunn was too strong on the restart. On lap 19 Kramer would stop on turn four. Gunn again powered away on the restart over Ryan, Weaver, Michael, Ivy, Dussel and Jacobs. With five laps to go disaster struck for Gunn as his right rear wheel broke.

Ryan now led over Weaver, Michael, Ivy, Dussel, Jacobs and Dustin Dinan. Ryan would pull away the final hand full of laps for the win over Weaver, Michael, Ivy and Dussel.

In the 20-lap dirt truck feature, Matt Foos and Dustin Keegan brought the field to green. But, it was sixth starter Kent Brewer who was on the throttle, driving into the lead down the back stretch. Shawn Valenti would drive into second on lap two and closed on Brewer with Foos, Cory Ward and Jimmy McGrath Jr. in tow. Brewer and Valenti would race side by side over the first five laps before the caution flew for a stalled Ward.

When the green reappeared so did the tremendous battle between Brewer and Valenti with Foos, McGrath Jr., a closing Dan Roepke Jr., Cory McCaughey, Jeff Ward, Brad Keckler and Art Ball in pursuit. From lap five through lap 12 Brewer and Valenti would battle side by side and behind them McGrath, Foos and Roepke waged war for third. Roepke would eventually take the third position by lap nine.

Brewer would catch lapped traffic on lap 12 but it wouldn’t slow the battle with Valenti with Roepke now joining the fun. The second and final caution of the race would fly on lap 14 for a multi-truck crash involving Keckler, Foos and McCaughey. On the restart Brewer, Valenti and Roepke continued to thrill with their battle while McGrath, Jeff Ward, Ball and Keith Sorg gave chase. With three laps to go Brewer had put a little separation between himself and Valenti who had his hands full with Roepke.

As they took the white flag, the leaders had caught the back of the pack and as Brewer raced into turns three and four to the checker, he and Valenti were door to door. Brewer would clear the lapped machine and drove to the close win over Valenti, Roepke, McGrath Jr. and Jeff Ward.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, July 26 on Fort Ball Pizza Palace Presents Bring a Friend to the Races Night. Fans are encouraged to bring a friend to the night’s racing and if the track’s attendance record is broken more money will be added to the night’s purse. It will be a FAST points night for the 410 sprints and 305 sprints with the dirt trucks also in action.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

Fremont Speedway - 7/19/2014

Ohio Logistics Night

Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints (31 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Fricker’s Restaurant/Callie’s Performance

1. 9X-Rob Chaney, 12.668; 2. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 12.705; 3. 63-Chad Kemenah, 12.709; 4. 53C-Christopher Bell, 12.834; 5. 97-Bryan Sebetto, 12.941; 6. 14H-Todd Heller, 12.955; 7. 55-Brad Bowman, 12.982; 8. 16-Chris Andrews, 13.034; 9. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.054; 10. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.077; 11. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.098; 12. 2+-Brian Smith, 13.113; 13. 83M-Broc Martin, 13.129; 14. 40I-Mark Imler, 13.161; 15. 3G-James McFadden, 13.197; 16. 9-Dean Jacobs, 13.205; 17. 53-Cap Henry, 13.335; 18. 22-Cole Duncan, 13.357; 19. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.373; 20. 91-Cale Thomas, 13.422; 21. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.471; 22. 11F-DJ Foos, 13.508; 23. 45L-Brian Lay, 13.898; 24. 25AU-Jack Lee, 13.909; 25. 17-Scott Euler, 14.001; 26. 96AU-Bruce White, 14.007; 27. 39M-Matt Merrill, 14.072; 28. O7X-Dain Naida, 14.308; 29. 60-Jody Keegan, 14.490; 30. 50B-Mike Burns, 14.607; 31. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 19.100

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 53-Cap Henry[2] ; 2. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[1] ; 3. 97-Bryan Sebetto[5] ; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney[6] ; 5. O9-Craig Mintz[4] ; 6. 60-Jody Keegan[8] ; 7. 83M-Broc Martin[3] ; 8. 17-Scott Euler[7]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 11F-DJ Foos[1] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[2] ; 3. 14H-Todd Heller[5] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 5. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[6] ; 6. 40I-Mark Imler[3] ; 7. 96AU-Bruce White[7] ; 8. 50B-Mike Burns[8]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 45L-Brian Lay[1] ; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[2] ; 3. 3G-James McFadden[3] ; 4. 63-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 5. 46AU-Stuart Williams[4] ; 6. 55-Brad Bowman[5] ; 7. 39M-Matt Merrill[7] ; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker[8]

Heat 4 - The Computer Man (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 91-Cale Thomas[2] ; 2. 25AU-Jack Lee[1] ; 3. 2+-Brian Smith[4] ; 4. 16-Chris Andrews[5] ; 5. 53C-Christopher Bell[6] ; 6. 9-Dean Jacobs[3] ; 7. O7X-Dain Naida[7]

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

1. 14H-Todd Heller[1] ; 2. 9X-Rob Chaney[4] ; 3. 63-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[6] ; 5. 16-Chris Andrews[5] ; 6. 97-Bryan Sebetto[2]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 53C-Christopher Bell[2] ; 2. 55-Brad Bowman[3] ; 3. 46AU-Stuart Williams[5] ; 4. 83M-Broc Martin[6] ; 5. 9-Dean Jacobs[8] ; 6. 60-Jody Keegan[13] ; 7. 17-Scott Euler[9] ; 8. 96AU-Bruce White[10] ; 9. 39M-Matt Merrill[11] ; 10. O7X-Dain Naida[12] ; 11. 40I-Mark Imler[7] ; 12. 50B-Mike Burns[14] ; 13. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[1]

A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. 9X-Rob Chaney[2]; 2. 63-Chad Kemenah[3]; 3. 53-Cap Henry[9]; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[10]; 5. 14H-Todd Heller[1]; 6. 2+-Brian Smith[7]; 7. 46AU-Stuart Williams[13]; 8. 5R-Byron Reed[15]; 9. 45L-Brian Lay[19]; 10. 11F-DJ Foos[18]; 11. 25AU-Jack Lee[20]; 12. 16-Chris Andrews[5]; 13. 53C-Christopher Bell[11]; 14. 91-Cale Thomas[16]; 15. 3G-James McFadden[8]; 16. 97-Bryan Sebetto[6]; 17. 5T-Travis Philo[4]; 18. 83M-Broc Martin[14]; 19. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[17]; 20. 55-Brad Bowman[12]

Hard Charger: 45L-Brian Lay[+10]

Fremont Federal Credit Untion 305 Sprints (22 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

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

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 3. 10-Josh Harrison[4] ; 4. 1W-Paul Weaver[5] ; 5. 8I-John Ivy[8] ; 6. 7A-Alvin Roepke[3] ; 7. O2-Kevin Lee[6] ; 8. 25-Jason Keckler[7]

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

1. 5R-Jordan Ryan[1] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[2] ; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3] ; 4. 32-Ryan French[5] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[4] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[6] ; 7. 2L-Landon Lalonde[7]

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

1. 8M-T.J Michael[2] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[1] ; 4. 18-Zack Kramer[3] ; 5. 8-Bobby Clark[7] ; 6. 6-Dustin Dinan[6] ; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron[5]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 5R-Jordan Ryan[4]; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[3]; 3. 8M-T.J Michael[5]; 4. 8I-John Ivy[13]; 5. 1-Nate Dussel[8]; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[9]; 7. 6-Dustin Dinan[18]; 8. 11G-Luke Griffith[7]; 9. 32-Ryan French[2]; 10. 7A-Alvin Roepke[16]; 11. 12-Kyle Capodice[14]; 12. O2-Kevin Lee[19]; 13. 19R-Steve Rando[12]; 14. 25-Jason Keckler[22]; 15. 7M-Brandon Moore[17]; 16. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1]; 17. 18-Zack Kramer[11]; 18. 2L-Landon Lalonde[20]; 19. 10-Josh Harrison[10]; 20. 36-Seth Schneider[6]; 21. 22M-Dan McCarron[21]; 22. 8-Bobby Clark[15]

Hard Charger: 6-Dustin Dinan[+11]

AAA Auto Club Dirt Trucks (24 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

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

1. 33-Jeff Ward[2] ; 2. 7B-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 3. OO-John Ivy[8] ; 4. 4S-Keith Sorg[7] ; 5. 22-Brandon Leighton[1] ; 6. 79-Andrew Lutman[3] ; 7. 13-Cody Benyak[4] ; 8. 3-Andy Earnhart[6]

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

1. 8KB-Kent Brewer[3] ; 2. 88-Dan Roepke Jr.[5] ; 3. 3X-Brad Keckler[2] ; 4. 2-Matt Foos[4] ; 5. 9-Curt Inks[8] ; 6. 99X-Gene Portidge[7] ; 7. 85S-Bradley Stuckey[6] ; 8. 115-Ben Good[1]

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

1. 18W-Cory Ward[2] ; 2. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[5] ; 3. 36M-Cory McCaughey[7] ; 4. D1-Dustin Keegan[1] ; 5. 5-Jim McGrath[8] ; 6. O1-Art Ball[6] ; 7. 7-Dana Frey[3] ; 8. 45M-Brian Melnek Jr.[4]

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

1. O1-Art Ball[6] ; 2. 99X-Gene Portidge[5] ; 3. 85S-Bradley Stuckey[8] ; 4. 79-Andrew Lutman[4] ; 5. 7-Dana Frey[9] ; 6. 13-Cody Benyak[7] ; 7. 115-Ben Good[11] ; 8. 3-Andy Earnhart[10]

A-Main - (20 Laps)

1. 8KB-Kent Brewer[6]; 2. 7B-Shawn Valenti[4]; 3. 88-Dan Roepke Jr.[7]; 4. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[8]; 5. 33-Jeff Ward[9]; 6. O1-Art Ball[16]; 7. 4S-Keith Sorg[12]; 8. D1-Dustin Keegan[2]; 9. 5-Jim McGrath[13]; 10. 22-Brandon Leighton[11]; 11. 99X-Gene Portidge[15]; 12. 7-Dana Frey[20]; 13. 9-Curt Inks[14]; 14. 3X-Brad Keckler[10]; 15. 13-Cody Benyak[19]; 16. 2-Matt Foos[1]; 17. 36M-Cory McCaughey[5]; 18. 18W-Cory Ward[3]; 19. 79-Andrew Lutman[17]; 20. 85S-Bradley Stuckey[18]

Hard Charger: O1-Art Ball[+10]

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

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

July 19, 2014

RACE RESULTS

4th Annual Dick Spencer Memorial

Buckeye Machine BOSS Non Wing Sprints (53 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 5J-Joss Moffatt[3]

2. 4-Michael Fischesser[1]

3. 24-Landon Simon[9]

4. 6-Cody Gardner[4]

5. 63D-Jim Dues[2]

6. 10S-Roger Shammo[7]

7. 31W-chuck wilson[6]

8. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[5]

9. 14W-Chad Wilson[8]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 6RR-Joe Liguori[4]

2. 54-Matt Westfall[8]

3. 3-Joe Butera[1]

4. 14C-Andy Conley[6]

5. 17-Kevin Myers[7]

6. 19-Jimmy Snead[2]

7. 53-Steve Little[3]

8. 14-Cooper Clouse[5]

9. 3J-John Beaber[9]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 41-Thomas Meseraull[6]

2. 23S-Kyle Simon[4]

3. 82-Mike Miller[3]

4. 71-Stratton Briggs[1]

5. 32-Garrett Abrams[8]

6. 43G-Rob Guy[9]

7. 24L-Lee Underwood[2]

8. 3T-Tony Beaber[5]

9. 57B-Brandon Spithaler[7]

Heat 4 - (10 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 77-Dustin Smith[1]

2. 18-Todd Keen[6]

3. M2M-Beau Stewart[9]

4. 58-Jamie Fredrickson[4]

5. 22S-Dallas Hewitt[2]

6. 91X-Aaron Middaugh[7]

7. 5S-Mark Silva[8]

8. 320-George Willard[3]

9. 25B-Mark Blausey[5]

Heat 5 - Heat 5 (10 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[5]

2. 12-Kody Swanson[2]

3. 2B-Mike Dunlap[6]

4. 42-Conner Donelson[7]

5. 32M-Derek Hastings[3]

6. 63-Huston Hewitt[4]

7. 97-Andy Fike[8]

8. 69R-Brian Gross[9]

9. 2M-Logan Hupp[1]

Heat 6 - Heat 6 (10 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 31R-Tom Rhodes[1]

2. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[5]

3. 9N-Luke Hall[4]

4. 5M-bob McMillin[2]

5. 9-Dave Disinger[3]

6. 24M-Adam Miller[7]

7. 83-Adam Cruea[8]

8. 12B-Don Ryder[6]

B-Main #1 - (12 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 6-Cody Gardner[1]

2. 58-Jamie Fredrickson[2]

3. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[9]

4. 10S-Roger Shammo[5]

5. 14W-Chad Wilson[11]

6. 63D-Jim Dues[3]

7. 31W-chuck wilson[7]

8. 91X-Aaron Middaugh[4]

9. 5S-Mark Silva[6]

10. 320-George Willard[8]

11. 25B-Mark Blausey[10]

B-Main #2 - (12 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 42-Conner Donelson[2]

2. 2M-Logan Hupp[12]

3. 14-Cooper Clouse[9]

4. 14C-Andy Conley[1]

5. 32M-Derek Hastings[4]

6. 19-Jimmy Snead[5]

7. 17-Kevin Myers[3]

8. 97-Andy Fike[8]

9. 69R-Brian Gross[10]

10. 53-Steve Little[7]

11. 63-Huston Hewitt[6]

B-Main #3 - (12 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 71-Stratton Briggs[1]

2. 32-Garrett Abrams[3]

3. 5M-bob McMillin[2]

4. 83-Adam Cruea[8]

5. 57B-Brandon Spithaler[10]

6. 43G-Rob Guy[5]

7. 9-Dave Disinger[4]

8. 12B-Don Ryder[9]

9. 24M-Adam Miller[6]

A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. 54-Matt Westfall[7]

2. 23S-Kyle Simon[1]

3. 5J-Joss Moffatt[4]

4. 6RR-Joe Liguori[6]

5. 12-Kody Swanson[9]

6. 77-Dustin Smith[12]

7. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[8]

8. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[3]

9. 6-Cody Gardner[19]

10. 4-Michael Fischesser[5]

11. 2B-Mike Dunlap[17]

12. 31R-Tom Rhodes[2]

13. 9N-Luke Hall[18]

14. 3-Joe Butera[14]

15. 42-Conner Donelson[20]

16. 32-Garrett Abrams[24]

17. 82-Mike Miller[15]

18. 71-Stratton Briggs[21]

19. 58-Jamie Fredrickson[22]

20. 18-Todd Keen[10]

21. 24-Landon Simon[13]

22. M2M-Beau Stewart[16]

23. 41-Thomas Meseraull[11]

24. 2M-Logan Hupp[23]

Hard Charger: 6-Cody Gardner[+10]

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: BROWN, TURKEY, WINGER, COUTU, & DEBOER TAKE WINS ON GALE'S AUTO AFTERMARKET "BROCK LEONARD MEMORIAL" NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (July 18, 2014) - 132 drivers signed in to race on Gale's Auto Aftermarket "Brock Leonard Memorial" night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday night. Mitch Brown, Aaron Turkey, Lee Winger, Jason Coutu, and Dusty DeBoer visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT - FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA GALE'S AUTO AFTERMARKET "BROCK LEONARD MEMORIAL" NIGHT TOTAL ENTRIES - 132

———————————————————– CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS (22 entries)

Jeremy Hughes and Shane Ross started on the front row for the 20 lap 360 Sprint Car feature, but the race was quickly halted when Dave Dykstra went for a rough ride in turn 1. Ross took the lead early after the restart, while Mitch Brown moved into 2nd to set the stage for a race-long fight for the win. Ross opened a lead over Brown, with Keith Dempster holding 3rd. Jim Huppunen and Paige Polyak both moved past Dempster just after the halfway mark and began a spirited joust for the 3rd spot, while Brown started to cut into the lead Ross had built. Brown was within a car length of Ross several times in traffic before a yellow flag came out when Todd Hoddick's right rear tire exploded on lap 15.

Ross restarted with the lapped car of Adam West between himself and Mitch Brown, but Brown was quickly able to get by West and go after Ross. A move to the middle groove paid off for Brown, as he was able to get around Ross exiting turn 2 on lap 18 and go on to an emotional win. Friday's race was the first for the Browns since losing family patriarch and local racing icon Harold Brown to cancer on July 13. Ross settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Huppunen, Polyak, and Jeremy Hughes with a career-best 5th place.

A-FEATURE (20 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 10 Mitch Brown (4) 2. 3r Shane Ross (2) 3. 14h Jim Huppunen (8) 4. 77 Paige Polyak (7) 5. 10j Jeremy Hughes (1) 6. 0 Glenn Styres (5) 7. 5 Keith Dempster (3) 8. 80 Chris Steele (12) 9. 52 Jesse Costa (18) 10. 33k Kyle Patrick (9) 11. 00 Dane Lorenc (16) 12. 9nz Havard Daniels (11) 13. 19 Cory Turner (15) 14. 94 Stan Zanchin (13) 15. 49 Todd Hoddick (10) 16. 6 Curtis Gartly (17) 17. 30 Adam West (20) 18. 71s Shawn Sliter (14) 19. 11 Jamie Turner (19) DNF. 5d Dave Dykstra (6) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders - Shane Ross (1-18), Mitch Brown (19-20)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland), 2. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), 3. 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 4. 80 Chris Steele (St. Catharines), 5. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre), 6. 00 Dane Lorenc (Lancaster, NY), 7. 52 Jesse Costa (St. Thomas), 8. 30 Adam West (Ridgetown). Time - 1:58.149

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 77 Paige Polyak (Tiffin, OH), 2. 10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington), 3. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 4. 94 Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie), 5. 9nz Havard Daniels (Coatesville, NZ), 6. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre), DNS. 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown). No Time

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 2. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 3. 3r Shane Ross (Thedford), 4. 33k Kyle Patrick (Tilbury), 5. 71s Shawn Sliter (Port Colborne), 6. 6 Curtis Gartly (Thamesford), 7. 15 Mike Ferrell (London). Time - 2:03.831

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE "TOP GUN" AWARD (heat race passing points high score): 77 Paige Polyak ($150) (Top 10 in heat race passing points redrew for A-Feature starting positions)

B-MAIN (10 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 00 Dane Lorenc, 2. 6 Curtis Gartly, 3. 52 Jesse Costa, 4. 11 Jamie Turner, 5. 30 Adam West, 6. 5c Conor Mahoney, 7. 15 Mike Ferrell. Time - 2:35.494

———————————————————– STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (13 entries)

Tyler Hendricks led the first 5 laps of the Crate Sprint Car feature before Aaron Turkey blasted around the outside groove to take the lead and go on to his 4th feature win of the season. Turkey did have to keep the field behind him during several late race restarts, which benefited Ryan Hunsinger, as the championship points leader vaulted from 5th to 2nd over the last 2 laps of the race. Josh Shantz finished 3rd, followed by Paul Lang, and Jake Brown.

A-FEATURE (15 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 68 Aaron Turkey (10) 2. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (11) 3. 18 Josh Shantz (4) 4. 6L Paul Lang (2) 5. 1-10 Jake Brown (6) 6. 38 Tyler Hendricks (1) 7. 0 Robbie General (9) 8. 12 Brad Herron (7) 9. 43k Kyle Durnin (8) 10. 55 Mike Thorne (5) 11. 47x Ed Green (12) 12. 18x Davey Boughton (13) 13. 00 Mark Czuba (3) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders - Tyler Hendricks (1-5), Aaron Turkey (6-15)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 38 Tyler Hendricks (Pain Court), 2. 00 Mark Czuba (Burlington), 3. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 4. 6L Paul Lang (Port Colborne), 5. 1-10 Jake Brown (Brantford), 6. 12 Brad Herron (Waterford), 7. 18 Josh Shantz (St. Agatha). Time - 1:38.224

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (Stouffville), 2. 43k Kyle Durnin (Cambridge), 3. 68 Aaron Turkey (Ohsweken), 4. 0 Robbie General (Hagersville), 5. 47x Ed Green (), 6. 18x Davey Boughton (Carlisle). Time - 1:34.567

———————————————————– AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS (44 entries)

A huge field of 44 Thunder Stocks signed in to go after the prestigious win in the Brock Leonard Memorial 50, and an $1,800 payday thanks to Gale's Auto Aftermarket. Time trials, heat races, and the B-Main whittled the starting field to 28 for the 50 lap A-Feature. Dave Bailey, Wyatt Van Wart, and Lee Winger eventually became the three main contenders for the win. Bailey and Van Wart raced wheel-to-wheel for the lead during the middle portion of the race until Winger took command with 12 laps left.

Winger's car began to emit smoke around the same time as he took the lead, but he and his car survived a tangle with a lapped car and several restarts late in the race to take the win. Bailey was not as fortunate, and fell out of the race with transmission problems just 3 laps from the end. Van Wart settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Dave Silverthorn, Jr., Chris Dickie, and 26th starter Jack Myers.

*At press time, A-Feature results are still unofficial, pending further technical inspection.

A-FEATURE* (50 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 2 Lee Winger (10) 2. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (4) 3. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (8) 4. 1 Chris Dickie (11) 5. 33 Jack Myers (26) 6. 84rk Ryan Beagle (15) 7. 711 Paul Reichel (7) 8. 85b Ryan Dinning (25) 9. 23 Trevor DeBoer (1) 10. 11r Bryce Richardson (3) DNF. 05 Pete Reid (9) 12. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr. (20) 13. 911 Jamie Hycza (19) 14. 13x Craig White (23) DNF.49 Dave Bailey (5) DNF. b23 Dave Bitner, Jr. (6) 17. 48 Mike Graham (18) DNF. 85h Tyler Anderson (27) DNF. 93 Melissa Miller (28) 20. 7x Chase Hess (16) 21. 88 Jesse McDonald (24) 22. 28 Jim Lampman (13) 23. 71 Frank Turkey, Jr. (22) DNF. 4c Chris Crawford (21) DNF. 24 Blake Bomberry, Jr. (2) DNF. 38c John Cote (17) DNF. 00 James Thompson (12) DNF. 81 Karl Sault (14) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders - Bryce Richardson (1), Dave Bailey (2-7, 30-33), Wyatt Van Wart (8-29, 34-37), Lee Winger (38-50)

*A-Feature results are unofficial, pending further technical inspection.

GROUP TIME TRIAL SESSION #1 (2 laps) Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank) 1. 1 Chris Dickie (Brantford) 20.032 (3), 2. 28 Jim Lampman (Caistor Centre) 20.121 (6), 3. 00 James Thompson (St. Catharines) 20.148 (7), 4. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (Cambridge) 20.150 (8), 5. 4c Chris Crawford (Welland) 20.426 (10), 6. 38c John Cote (Hamilton) 20.886 (20), 7. 8 Dale Gyokery (Jarvis) 20.930 (23), 8. 14 Jonny Lowenberg (Caledonia) 21.030 (28), 9. 33 Jack Myers (Wainfleet) 21.130 (30), 10. 57 Murray Nicholls (Hamilton) 21.313 (33), 11. 85h Tyler Anderson (St. Catharines) 21.671 (38).

GROUP TIME TRIAL SESSION #2 (2 laps) Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank) 1. 05 Pete Reid (Niagara Falls) 20.045 (4), 2. 2 Lee Winger (Mount Hope) 20.114 (5), 3. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas) 20.619 (16), 4. 23 Trevor DeBoer (Hagersville) 20.897 (21), 5. 777x Steve Hess (Ohsweken) 20.954 (24), 6. 48 Mike Graham (Caledonia) 21.231 (31), 7. 71 Frank Turkey, Jr. (Ohsweken) 21.438 (34), 8. 38 Terry Martin (Ohsweken) 21.753 (39), 9. 66 Brady Longboat (Ohsweken) 22.347 (41), 10. 117 Don Wilson (Cayuga) 23.437 (43), 11. 93 Melissa Miller (Ohsweken) No Time (44).

GROUP TIME TRIAL SESSION #3 (2 laps) Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank) 1. 32 Mark Fawcett (Canfield) 19.946 (1) NEW TRACK RECORD, 2. 49 Dave Bailey (Hagersville) 19.967 (2), 3. 84rk Ryan Beagle (Vittoria) 20.568 (13), 4. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (London) 20.600 (14), 5. b23 Dave Bitner, Jr. (Hannon) 20.612 (15), 6. 119 Shaun Quinn (Caledonia) 20.958 (25), 7. 13x Craig White (Ohsweken) 21.520 (35), 8. 911 Jamie Hycza (Brantford) 21.559 (36), 9. 40 Derek Liverance (Brantford) 21.604 (37), 10. 55 Laura Hughes (Flamborough) 22.271 (40), 11. 53 Logan Shwedyk (Jerseyville), 22.394 (42).

GROUP TIME TRIAL SESSION #4 (2 laps) Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank) 1. 11r Bryce Richardson (Port Colborne) 20.381 (9), 2. 711 Paul Reichel (Ridgeway) 20.497 (11), 3. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr. (Port Robinson) 20.526 (12), 4. 24 Blake Bomberry, Jr. (Hagersville) 20.642 (17), 5. 85b Ryan Dinning (Caledonia) 20.653 (18), 6. 7x Chase Hess (Ohsweken) 20.655 (19), 7. 77d Rob Disher (Grimsby) 20.901 (22), 8. 13 Kacey Huffman (Brantford) 20.997 (26), 9. 88 Jesse McDonald (Caledonia) 21.024 (27), 10. 8c Roy Crawford () 21.091 (29), 11. 52 Tony Fraser (Guelph) 21.311 (32).

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature, Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 00 James Thompson, 2. 1 Chris Dickie, 3. 04 Wyatt Van Wart, 4. 28 Jim Lampman, 5. 38c John Cote, 6. 4c Chris Crawford, 7. 8 Dale Gyokery, 8. 85h Tyler Anderson, 9. 33 Jack Myers, 10. 57 Murray Nicholls, DNF. 14 Jonny Lowenberg. Time - 2:42.411

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature, Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 2 Lee Winger, 2. 05 Pete Reid, 3. 23 Trevor DeBoer, 4. 81 Karl Sault, 5. 48 Mike Graham, 6. 71 Frank Turkey, Jr., 7. 93 Melissa Miller, 8. 38 Terry Martin, 9. 66 Brady Longboat, DNF. 117 Don Wilson, DNF. 777x Steve Hess. Time - 2:40.746

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature, Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 49 Dave Bailey, 2. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr., 3. b23 Dave Bitner, Jr., 4. 84rk Ryan Beagle, 5. 911 Jamie Hycza, 6. 13x Craig White, 7. 40 Derek Liverance, 8. 55 Laura Hughes, 9. 53 Logan Shwedyk, DNF. 119 Shaun Quinn, DQ. 32 Mark Fawcett. Time - 2:43.575

HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature, Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 711 Paul Reichel, 2. 24 Blake Bomberry, Jr., 3. 11r Bryce Richardson, 4. 7x Chase Hess, 5. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr., 6. 88 Jesse McDonald, 7. 85b Ryan Dinning, 8. 8c Roy Crawford, 9. 13 Kacey Huffman, DNF. 77d Rob Disher, DNF. 52 Tony Fraser. Time - 2:46.000

B-MAIN (10 laps - Top 4 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 85b Ryan Dinning, 2. 33 Jack Myers, 3. 85h Tyler Anderson, 4. 93 Melissa Miller, 5. 777x Steve Hess, 6. 77d Rob Disher, 7. 8 Dale Gyokery, 8. 32 Mark Fawcett, 9. 119 Shaun Quinn, 10. 66 Brady Longboat, 11. 8c Roy Crawford, 12. 13 Kacey Huffman, 13. 55 Laura Hughes, 14. 38 Terry Martin, 15. 52 Tony Fraser, 16. 53 Logan Shwedyk, DNF. 57 Murray Nicholls, DNF. 40 Derek Liverance, DNF. 117 Don Wilson, DNS. 14 Jonny Lowenberg. Time - 3:28.572

———————————————————– HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (34 entries)

The Mini Stock drivers were greeted with a slippery track at the start of their 15 lap feature, resulting in carnage early in the race. Things eventually settled down, and Jason Coutu got to the front and held off Mark Bazuin and Kathi Dickie to get the win. Bazuin settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Dickie, Robin Elliott, and Lee Hils.

A-FEATURE (15 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 4 Jason Coutu (19) 2. 21x Mark Bazuin (17) 3. 1 Kathi Dickie (13) 4. 99 Robin Elliott (12) 5. 811 Lee Hils (16) 6. 66 Brandon Janssens (11) 7. 81 Alex Schuts (14) 8. 43x Brian Watson (9) 9. 1x Rob Goulding (22) 10. 114 Kyle Rothwell (20) 11. 96t Tyler Lafantaisie (18) 12. 55 Rob Slater (10) 13. 2 Matt Nuell (8) 14. 69e Dan Erskine (7) 15. 90 Chad Smelser (4) 16. 96 Brian Crosgrove (21) 17. 05 Dave Goodacre (23) 18. 79 Steve Miller (5) 19. 17 Mike Taylor (2) 20. 29 Lucas Lubin (24) 21. 12 Chantelle Hyatt (1) 22. 84 Jade Pelletier (3) DNF. 7 Jason Lungaro (15) DNF. 93 Chris Ryckman (6)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 17 Mike Taylor (Hamilton), 2. 79 Steve Miller (Paris), 3. 90 Chad Smelser (Dunnville), 4. 12 Chantelle Hyatt (Hamilton), 5. 84 Jade Pelletier (Wellandport), DNF. 96 Brian Crosgrove (Hamilton), DNF. 11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia), DNF. 69 Rob Twitchett (Dundas).

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 43x Brian Watson (Lynden), 2. 93 Chris Ryckman (Brantford), 3. 2 Matt Nuell (Hamilton), 4. 55 Rob Slater (Dundas), 5. 69e Dan Erskine (Caistor Centre), 6. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (Dundas), 7. 9 Arnie DeBoer (Hagersville), DNF. 29 Lucas Lubin (Hamilton).

HEAT RACE #3 (6 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 66 Brandon Janssens (Woodstock), 2. 99 Robin Elliott (Woodstock), 3. 1 Kathi Dickie (Brantford), 4. 81 Alex Schuts (Oakland), 5. 7 Jason Lungaro (Hamilton), 6. 05 Dave Goodacre (Brantford), 7. 22 Brittani Myers (Hamilton), 8. 76 Jamie Goudge (London).

HEAT RACE #4 (6 laps - Top 4 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 4 Jason Coutu (St. Catharines), 2. 21x Mark Bazuin (Caledonia), 3. 96t Tyler Lafantaisie (Welland), 4. 114 Kyle Rothwell (Welland), 5. 811 Lee Hils (Dundas), 6. 2 Rick Schwartzenburg (), 7. 66x Jon Janssens (Woodstock), 8. 43 Kyle Nuell (Mount Hope), DNF. 14 Shane Dixon (Cambridge), DNS. 1x Rob Goulding (Port Colborne).

B-MAIN (6 laps - Top 4 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 96 Brian Crosgrove, 2. 1x Rob Goulding, 3. 05 Dave Goodacre, 4. 29 Lucas Lubin, 5. 11 Mike Giberson, 6. 21 Jonathan Ayrton, 7. 22 Brittani Myers, 8. 14 Shane Dixon, 9. 9 Arnie DeBoer, 10. 76 Jamie Goudge, 11. 43 Kyle Nuell, DNF. 2 Rick Schwartzenburg, DNF. 69 Rob Twitchett, DNS. 66x Jon Janssens.

——————————————————— GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS (19 entries)

Upstart Patrick Abrahamsson led much of the Bomber race until defending division champ Dusty DeBoer got by late in the 12 lap feature and held off Abrahamsson for the win. Abrahamsson settled for the runner-up spot, while Joe DeBoer took the third spot, followed by Gerald Burnham, and Clinton Nicholls, who came from the B-Main after a rough ride in his heat race.

A-FEATURE (12 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 23 Dusty DeBoer (11) 2. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson (4) 3. 42 Joe DeBoer (9) 4. 14 Gerald Burnham (5) 5. 43c Clinton Nicholls (13) 6. 188 Paul Longboat (6) 7. 26 Ashton Reekie (7) 8. 32 Gillian Hils (3) 9. 2 Tim Nuell (14) 10. 37 Jake Maas (15) 11. 155 Dustin Longboat (10) 12. 94 Lucas Smith (16) DNF. 1210 Derek Dwyer (2) DNF. 03d Dakota Potts (1) DNF. 97 Max Chechalk (12) DNS. a1 Spencer General-Thomas (8)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 32 Gillian Hils (Dundas), 2. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson (Dundas), 3. 1210 Derek Dwyer (Binbrook), 4. 14 Gerald Burnham (), 5. 188 Paul Longboat (Ohsweken), 6. 03d Dakota Potts (Simcoe), 7. 2 Tim Nuell (Hagersville), 8. 99 Amy Fitzsimmons (Woodstock), DNF. 43c Clinton Nicholls (Hamilton).

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. a1 Spencer General-Thomas (), 2. 26 Ashton Reekie (Hamilton), 3. 97 Max Chechalk (Dunnville), 4. 155 Dustin Longboat (Ohsweken), 5. 42 Joe DeBoer (Hagersville), 6. 23 Dusty DeBoer (Hagersville), 7. 37 Jake Maas (Cambridge), 8. 909 Jess Sky (), DNF. 22 Brooke Nelson (Hamilton), DNS. 94 Lucas Smith (Ohsweken).

B-MAIN (6 laps - Top 4 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 43c Clinton Nicholls, 2. 2 Tim Nuell, 3. 37 Jake Maas, 4. 94 Lucas Smith, 5. 22 Brooke Nelson, 6. 99 Amy Fitzsimmons, DNF. 909 Jess Sky.

———————————————————– UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY McDonald’s Restaurants of Brantford & Paris present "Christmas in July" and Autograph Night on Friday, July 25, featuring Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, & Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Adult General Admission is $12, while Senior & Student General Admission is $10, and Kids (age 12 & under) General Admission is FREE! Spectator gates open @ 6:00p.m. on Friday, , with racing starting @ 7:30p.m. Donate a toy to the "Christmas in July" toy drive to receive half price admission!

TICKETS PLEASE! Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals on Monday, July 28, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown on Tuesday, July 29, and the 10th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 12, and Saturday, September 13. Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com

THURSDAY NIGHT MICRO SPRINT RACING AT OHSWEKEN Thursday Night Micro Sprint Racing takes place on the Warm Up Track in the Ohsweken Speedway pit area each week from July 3rd to September 13th, and spectator admission is just $5! Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

 

 

Rob Chaney earns F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series Night #13 Victory at Fremont Speedway

By Tyler Altmeyer: F.A.S.T. Public Relations/altmeyer119@gmail.com/(724)-954-4915

F.A.S.T. Promoter: Rich Farmer - (419) 307 - 4241 / www.fastondirt.com

Fremont, OH (July 19th, 2014) - Despite overnight rains and a lengthy delay due to sloppy track conditions, Night #13 of the 2014 F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series schedule was completed as scheduled. Thirty-one (31) Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service ‘410’ sprint cars signed in for action at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio on Saturday, July 19th; including most recent series winner, Craig Mintz.

Rob Chaney kicked off the evening’s program by setting the fastest time of the night during F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series qualifying; recording an official time of 12.668 seconds around the Fremont Speedway oval. Caleb Griffith, Chad Kemenah, Christopher Bell and Bryan Sebetto rounded out the top-five fastest qualifiers. Four (4) F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series heat races were conducted; transferring the top four (4) finishers to the evening’s 30-lap/$2,500-to-win main event. Cap Henry, Duane Zablocki, Brian Lay and Cale Thomas each earned victories during their respective heat races.

Todd Heller, who finished third during his respective heat race and recorded the sixth fastest time during qualifying time trials, earned the evening’s F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series dash victory; granting him the pole position in the 30-lap/$2,500-to-win Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service main event.

After not transferring through heat race competition, Christopher Bell got his second chance and earned a starting position in the 30-lap main event by way of B-main. Bell would earn the consolation B-main victory; Brad Bowman, Stuart Williams and Broc Martin would also transfer to the ‘A’ via consolation B-main. Caleb Griffith, who was scheduled to start on the pole of the B-main, would get upside-down during the initial start; he would fail to finish. Griffith was third in the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series standings entering tonight’s program.

When it was all said and done, it was Rob Chaney who picked up the Night #13 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service main event win worth $2,500. Chaney survived multiple cautions and three (3) red flags to claim his first F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series victory of the 2014 season. Chad Kemenah would rally to second; followed by Cap Henry. Cole Duncan and Todd Heller rounded out the top-five finishers. Brian Lay, who started the 30-lap feature event from the nineteenth position, rallied ten (10) spots to finish ninth; resulting in being awarded the ‘hard charger.’

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Full Results: Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service – Night #13 - July 19th, 2014

Qualifying Results:

1. 9X - Rob Chaney - 12.668 2. 40DD - Caleb Griffith - 12.705 3. 63 - Chad Kemenah - 12.709 4. 53C - Christopher Bell - 12.834 5. 97 - Bryan Sebetto - 12.941 6. 14H - Todd Heller - 12.955 7. 55 - Brad Bowman - 12.982 8. 16 - Chris Andrews - 13.034 9. 09 - Craig Mintz - 13.054 10. 5T - Travis Philo - 13.077 11. 46AU - Stuart Williams - 13.098 12. 2+ - Brian Smith - 13.113 13. 83M - Broc Martin - 13.129 14. 40I - Mark Imler - 13.161 15. 3G - James McFadden - 13.197 16. 9 - Dean Jacobs - 13.205 17. 53 - Cap Henry - 13.335 18. 22 - Cole Duncan - 13.357 19. 5R - Byron Reed - 13.373 20. 91 - Cale Thomas - 13.422 21. 9Z - Duane Zablocki - 13.471 22. 11F - DJ Foos - 13.508 23. 45L - Brian Lay - 13.898 24. 25AU - Jack Lee - 13.909 25. 17 - Scott Euler - 14.001 26. 96AU - Bruce White - 14.007 27. 39M - Matt Merrill - 14.072 28. 07X - Dain Naida - 14.308 29. 60 - Jody Keegan - 14.490 30. 50B - Mike Burns - 14.607 31. 35 - Stuart Brubaker - 19.100

Heat 1 Results:(Top 4 Transfer) 1. Cap Henry 2. Duane Zablocki 3. Bryan Sebetto 4. Rob Chaney 5. Craig Mintz 6. Jody Keegan 7. Broc Martin 8. Scott Euler

Heat 2 Results: (Top 4 Transfer)

1. DJ Foos 2. Cole Duncan 3. Todd Heller 4. Travis Philo 5. Caleb Griffith 6. Mark Imler 7. Bruce White 8. Mike Burns

Heat 3 Results:(Top 4 Transfer) 1. Brian Lay 2. Byron Reed 3. James McFadden 4. Chad Kemenah 5. Stuart Williams 6. Brad Bowman 7. Matt Merrill 8. Stuart Brubaker

Heat 4 Results:(Top 4 Transfer) 1. Cale Thomas 2. Jack Lee 3. Brian Smith 4. Chris Andrews 5. Christopher Bell 6. Dean Jacobs 7. Dain Naida

Dash Results:(Finishing Order = Top Six A-Main Starting Positions) 1.Todd Heller 2. Rob Chaney 3. Chad Kemenah 4. Travis Philo 5. Chris Andrews 6. Bryan Sebetto

B-Main Results:(Top 4 Transfer) 1.Christopher Bell 2. Brad Bowman 3. Stuart Williams 4. Broc Martin 5. Dean Jacobs 6. Jody Keegan 7. Scott Euler 8. Bruce White 9. Matt Merrill 10. Dain Naida 11. Mark Imler 12. Mike Burns 13. Caleb Griffith (DNF) 14. Craig Mintz (DNS) 15. Stuart Brubaker (DNS)

A-Main Results: (30 Laps)

1.($2,500) Rob Chaney 2. Chad Kemenah 3. Cap Henry 4. Cole Duncan 5. Todd Heller 6. Brian Smith 7. Stuart Williams 8. Byron Reed 9. Brian Lay 10. DJ Foos 11. Jack Lee 12. Chris Andrews DNF 13. Christopher Bell DNF 14. Cale Thomas DNF 15. James McFadden DNF 16. Bryan Sebetto DNF 17. Travis Philo DNF 18. Broc Martin DNF 19. Duane Zablocki DNF 20. Brad Bowman DNF

Brian Lay - Hard Charger (+10)

History Note: Craig Mintz earned his second Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service main event win of the 2014 season last night, Friday, July 18th, at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio; during Night #12 of the 2014 F.A.S.T. schedule. Craig Mintz would hold off Christopher Bell and Travis Philo for the $3,000 victory. Chris Andrews continues to lead the $10,000-to-win F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series point standings entering Night #13 competition at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio on Saturday, July 19th.

Looking Ahead:

The 2014 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service will be back in action next Friday and Saturday, July 25th & 26th; once again making appearances at the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. The JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro will also be on the July 25th/26th card.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2014 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title point fund:

Kistler Racing Products, KS Sales & Service, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, JD Automotive, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Synder’s Floor Covering, Goofy Golf, Scott’s Lawn Care, Buffalo Wild Wings, Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

Also, a very special thanks to all of our contingency award sponsors:

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Henry Motorsports, Productive Tools & Equipment, Hinchman Indy Racewear, OC Shocks, Kear's Speed Shop, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Linder's Speed Equipment, Outerwears Performance Products, Pro Shocks, R2C Performance Products, Rod End Supply, Saldana Racing Products, Ti22 Performance, Weld Racing Wheels, Hoosier Racing Tires, J&J Auto Racing and Golden Graphics & Design.

 

 

Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Oswego Speedway Summer Championship presented by C's Beverage Center and Crop Production Services

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodifieds

Novelis Supermodified Summer Championship (50-laps): 1. 37 - Randy Ritskes, 2. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 3. 01 - Dan Connors Jr, 4. 55 - Keith Shampine, 5. 3 - Brian Sweeney, 6. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 7. 22 - Pat Lavery, 8. 50 - Dave Gruel, 9. 00 - Joe Gosek, 10. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 11. 90 - Kody Graham, 12. 99 - Joey Payne, 13. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 14. 68 - Michael Barnes, 15. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 16. 77 - Lou LeVea Sr, 17. 26 - Shaun Gosselin, 18. 45 - Mike Barbera, 19. 0 - Tim Snyder, 20. 44 - Bobby Haynes Jr, 21. 56 - Hal Latulip

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #00 - Joe Gosek

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #5 - Tim Devendorf

Radical Race Gear Lap Leader: #37 - Randy Ritskes

Heat #1 (12-laps, all qualify): 1. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 2. 50 - Dave Gruel, 3. 3 - Brian Sweeney, 4. 0 - Tim Snyder, 5. 26 - Shaun Gosselin, 6. 44 - Bobby Haynes Jr.

Heat #2 (12-laps, all qualify): 1. 22 - Pat Lavery, 2. 01 - Dan Connors Jr., 3. 68 - Michael Barnes, 4. 55 - Keith Shampine, 5. 99 - Joey Payne, 6. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 7. 9 - Stephen Gioia III

Heat #3 (12-laps, all qualify): 1. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 2. 37 - Randy Ritskes, 3. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 4. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 5. 90 - Kody Graham, 6. 00 - Joe Gosek, 7. 45 - Mike Barbera, 8. 77 - Lou Levea Sr

Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers

Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super Summer Championship (30-laps): 1. 13 - Russ Brown, 2. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 3. 2 - Matt Magner, 4. 93 - JJ Andrews, 5. 21 - Rob Pullen, 6. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 7. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 8. 02 - Jesse Bearup, 9. 8 - Josh Kerr, 10. 27 - David LaTulip, 11. 54 - Camden Proud, 12. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 13. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 14. 73 - Alex Hoag, 15. 57 - Dan Abt, 16. 22 - Mike Bruce, 17. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 18. 9 - Jack Patrick, 19. 98 - Jason Simmons

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #13 - Russ Brown

Nice Price Auto Sales Up & Comer: #2 - Matt Magner

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader: #04 - Kreig Heroth

White's Car Care 4th Place Award: #93 - JJ Andrews

Heat #1 (10-laps, all qualify): 1. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 2. 22 - Mike Bruce, 3. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 4. 02 - Jesse Bearup, 5. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 6. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 7. 57 - Danny Abt

Heat #2 (10-laps, all qualify): 1. 73 - Alex Hoag, 2. 13 - Russ Brown, 3. 2 - Matt Magner, 4. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 5. 27 - David LaTulip, 6. 54 - Camden Proud, 7. 91 - Barry Kingsley

Heat #3 (10-laps, all qualify): 1. 98 - Jason Simmons, 2. 8 - Josh Kerr, 3. 21 - Rob Pullen, 4. 93 - JJ Andrews, 5. 47 - Jon Tesoriero, 6. 9 - Jack Patrick

Next Event: Saturday, August 2nd $10,000 to Win Mr. Novelis Supermodified $1,500 to Win Mr. Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super presented by Davis Bros. Inc. Novelis Supermodified (75) Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super (35)

 

 

Silver Dollar Speedway – Chico, Ca.

Allard Wins Fourth Main of Year at Chico

By: Elijah Jones

Chico, Ca.- (July 19th, 2014)...The Winged 360 Sprint Cars returned to the Silver Dollar Speedway along with the Perma-zyme Wingless Sprint Cars, Winged Economy Sprint Cars, Hobby Stocks, and the California Vintage Hardtops to make up the 11th Edition of the Tri-Counties Bank Points Championship Series. Jonathan Allard wheeled the Clyde Lamar owned Tri-C Machine #3c to victory for the 4th time this year at Silver Dollar. Allard was joined in Victory Lane by, Terry Schank Jr. in the Perma-zyme Wingless Sprints, Scott Gannett in the Winged Economy Sprint Cars, Jesse Skidmore in the Hobby Stocks, and Jason Armstrong in the Vintage Hardtops.
Steven Tiner would lead the field down to the Green Flag in the STR #94 machine, with Jonathan Allard Starting outside the front row. Allard would initially lead Lap 1, before Tiner would make a powerful move to get back by Allard just before the caution flew for an incident involving Mike Monohan and Billy Wallace in Turn 4 on Lap 2. Steven Tiner proved he had a strong car by pacing the field for the next 9 laps. Once the leaders entered lapped traffic, Allard used his experience at Silver Dollar to pick the perfect spot to make the move on Tiner. Once Allard got by, Roseville's Sean Becker moved by Tiner for the 2nd spot and began to hound Allard for the lead. Allard though would prove to be to strong and would power on to win his 53rd career main event at Silver Dollar Speedway. Sean Becker continued his string of consistency by way of his 2nd place finish. Steven Tiner would come across the line with a solid third place finish. Andy Forsberg finally broke through for a good finish at the Silver Dollar Speedway with a 4th place run in the #01 PT Shocks General Lee. Colby Weisz rounded out the top five. Heat Race Victories were claimed by Andy Forsberg, Seth Nunes, and Reyna Krueger. Jonathan Allard paced the 20 car field in Time Trials with a lap of 12.155.
There was extra money on the line for the Perma-zyme Wingless Sprint Cars, and that drew a good sized field of cars with 16 drivers entering tonights race. Bradley Clark would lead the field down into turn one at the start of the Main Event only to spin in turn 1 in front of the field. This accident was just the beginning of a very strange race. On the restart the front row consisted of the #24n driven by Nick Larsen, outside of him on the front row was the #01 of Nick Larson. I have never seen two drivers with the same name not only compete in the same event but battle back and forth for the lead. For the first 8 Laps of the race these two swapped the lead multiple times, until Terry Schank Jr. passed them both for the lead in turn 1. When they got to turn four it got really confusing as Larson (01) got into Larsen (24n) sending Larsen (24n) into a violent series of flips. Both drivers were unharmed and that incident ended the confusion as both cars received damage that knocked them out of contention for the win. Terry Schank Jr. would go on to win in dominant fashion as he has done so often at Chico. Rowdy McClenon came home in the 2nd position, McClenon also picked up the Trophy Dash Win presented by Konnected Clothing Company. Orland, Ca.'s Tony Richards had a stellar night as he drove to a third place finish. Don Emery and John Clark would round out the top 5. Heat Race wins were claimed by Terry Schank Jr. and Timmy Sherman Jr. Just another strange part of the night both Heat winners Initials, TSJ....
The Hobby Stock Main Event was absolutely dominated by the 4r of Brad Ray. Ray had no competition throughout the entire race and was initially declared the winner. However, the top three finishers all have to go to the scales to make sure the weight of the car is correct. Ray's car was too light on the scales thus causing a Disqualification and giving the victory to Points Leader Jesse Skidmore. David Cooper was scored in the 2nd position. 2 time Track Champion Brian Compton finished 3rd, followed by Kyle Allen and Shannon Collins rounding out the top 5. Heat Race victories were claimed by Brian Compton of Sacramento and Kyle Allen out of Cherokee.
The Winged Economy Sprint Car Main Event saw Jason Standley jump out to an early lead. Standley, the points leader, looked to be in control of the race until a miscue in turn 2 on lap 8 would cost him the win. Standley got a little out of shape and spun into the infield thus bringing out the caution, and handing the lead and eventually the win over to Scott Gannett. Gannett led the final 12 laps of the event while Standley tried to make up as much ground as possible. He would wind up one spot short and finish in the 2nd position. The only other car finishing on the lead lap would be the #5 of Ron Wyman. The lone heat race was claimed by Jason Standley.
The California Vintage Hardtops class was on hand once again at the Speedway. Jason Armstrong continued his dominance of the class by way of absolutely crushing the rest of the field. Dennis Armstrong would come across the line in the 2nd position. These Vintage Hardtops are always a pleasure to have on hand as they take us on a trip back to racing in the 1930's. Giving us some insight as to what the racing was like back in the day.
We will return to action this upcoming Friday Night July 25th, at the Silver Dollar Speedway with Tri-Counties Bank Points Championship Series Race #12 presented by Cherry St. Mini Storage. Featuring the return of the mighty 410 Sprint Cars, Street Stocks, Dirt Modifieds, Ltd. Late Models, and the Mini Stocks. Adult Tickets prices are $13 dollars, Jrs. And Srs. Are $11, Children 6-11 are $6. 5 and under are free. Bring the Family and Friends out to the races and help support grass roots Dirt Track Racing, at The Silver Dollar Speedway.

 

 

Cardiac Kids in a Photo Finish

St. Croix Falls, WI, July 18, 2014

by Nicole and Sari Lehnertz

The vintage cars from the Northern Vintage Stockcar Racers joined the weekly regulars at St. Croix Valley Raceway on Friday night, with Butch Bethke and Greg Scheffer winning their respective vintage feature races. Ms. St. Croix Falls and the rest of the Wannigan Days royal court was on hand to sing the national anthem as well as present winner’s trophies throughout an evening which was highlighted by a photo finish in the UMSS Micro Sprint feature.

In the early stages, the UMSS Micro Sprint feature looked like it might turn into an easy win for reigning series champion, Ty Sampair, who had jumped out to a sizable lead from his pole starting position. Val Urman, who owns a pair of wins this season, was giving chase but he was feeling the heat from Lake Elmo’s Jack Berger. Berger had a strong run out of turn two on the second lap and the pre-teen was in the runner-up spot heading down the back chute. Out front, Sampair looked to be getting even stronger as his lead was continuing to grow. However, as the laps clicked off, Sampair’s advantage began to shrink. Berger was working his #19 sprinter over every square inch of the SCVR quarter-mile in search of speed, and he kept finding what he needed. With just a few laps remaining, the outcome was no longer a foregone conclusion as it was clearly evident Berger had enough car and enough time to mount a serious challenge. With the lead duo well in front of the rest of the field, the pair came screaming out of the final turn at full song in a dead heat, Berger up high and Sampair sticking low. In quite possibly the closest finish in the history of the raceway, Sampair completed the clean-sweep victory a mere eyelash in front of the current series point leader. The narrow victory had Sampair celebrating in Anderson’s Maple Syrup Victory Lane for the third time this summer. Urman came home third in front of Dave Madsen, Shawn Kelley, Al Sachs and Kayla Lallier.

Mike Mueller and Chase Viebrock paced the fourteen UMSS Traditional sprinters to Shaun Cimfl’s green flag for their 25 lap main event Viebrock finding the point early, pursued by fourth-starting Rick Kobs. First heat race winner Cam Schafer was active again in his #54 mount, working any open clay he could find to move up from his fifth starting spot. On lap three, it was Jimmy Kouba falling victim to Schafer and Mueller gave up the third spot to Schafer on lap eight. After bringing out an early caution, Kevin Bradwell had charged through the field and was up to sixth place with just eight laps remaining. Out front, Viebrock, just thirteen days removed from his first career sprint win at Hibbing Raceway, was looking strong and steady while Schafer continued his charge, taking second away from Kobs on a lap eighteen restart. A final restart with three laps to go did nothing to change the outcome as Viebrock parked in Anderson’s Maple Syrup Victory Lane for his first SCVR win over Schafer, Kobs, Rob Caho Jr. and Mueller.

Mitch Niebur won his heat race and redrew the pole for the Future Four/Minivan feature with Derrick Johnson starting to his right. At the drop of the green, the front row starters grabbed the top two spots while Team Rollover, Duane and Damon Roberts moved through the field. For winning the last three consecutive weeks, Damon Roberts earned the privilege of starting his heat and feature from the tail. The Grantsburg hotshoe worked through the field, making his way up to challenge Duane Roberts for fourth just past halfway. Niebur was still strong in front of Johnson when Nick Axelsen sprang to life, moving from seventh to third in the space of four laps. Unfortunately for Axelsen, he slowed and pulled to the infield with just two laps remaining, yielding his position to Damon Roberts, who was continuing his charge. As the double checkers waved, it was a clean-sweep win for Niebur and his fluorescent lime green #2 over Johnson, Damon Roberts, Duane Roberts and Adam Nelson. Johnson later failed post-race technical inspection moving Steven Johnson into the top five.

In Pure Stock competition, Kyle Dahlheimer was also looking for the clean-sweep after winning the heat race and starting outside the front row for the feature. Dahlheimer quickly grabbed the lead followed points leader Ben Kaphing. Kaphing got underneath Dahlheimer in turns three and four, taking over the lead on lap four. Once out front, Kaphing built up a straightaway lead over Dahlheimer and Darren Kohler, who were battling for second. At the finish it was Kaphing picking up his fourth of the season over Dahlheimer, Kohler, Casey Ogilvie and John Remington. Kaphing failed post-race safety inspection, however, and was disqualified, awarding the win to Dahlheimer, his first in 2014.

John Remington led the first five laps of the WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature from his outside front row starting spot with fourth starting Mitch Weiss giving chase. First heat race winner Joe Chaplin Jr. ran third followed by Jason VandeKamp, Jeffery Lien Jr., Josh Bazey and Kyle Hallin. The middle portion of the race saw the lead see-saw between Remington and VandeKamp before VandeKamp finally took over for good at the race’s midpoint. A late cautioned jumble the order a bit with VandeKamp winning his track-best seventh feature of the summer over Weiss, Bazey, Remington and Lien.

Cautions and carnage was the unfortunate theme for the final race of the night, with just five racers still running at the end of the WISSOTA Modified main event. Jason Gross looked to have his first SCVR win in years wrapped up when he slowed and pulled off after a late race restart. Gross’ departure handed the lead to Scott Miller, who looped his #68 hotrod on the next restart while running near the front, collecting several cars. Keith Tourville, who had been running third behind Gross and Miller, was next to inherit the lead. A final restart with four laps remaining didn’t provide a wide enough opening for Buzzy Adams to take over as Tourville was powerful enough at the point to fend off all challengers and claim his second SCVR win of the season over Adams, Justin Oestreich, Kyle Steffen and Jeffery Lien Jr.

This Friday at The Valley will see the UMSS winged sprint cars returning to the bullring, joining the Traditional and Micro sprints. The WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds will also race in addition to the Future Four/Minivans and Pure Stocks. More information may be found on the track’s website, www.SCVRaceway.com, as well as their Facebook page.

RACE RESULTS WISSOTA Modifieds Feature – Keith Tourville, Kevin Adams, Justin Oestreich, Kyle Steffen, Jeffry Lien Jr., Jason Haugerud (DNF), Shawn Kelley(DNF), Jake Miller(DNF), Doug Gustafson(DNF), Scott Splittstoesser (DNF), Scott Miller(DNF), Jason Gross(DNF), Steve Lavasseur(DNF), Rick Kobs (DNF) Heat 1 – Oestreich, Gross, Lavasseur, Miller, Steffen, Haugerud, Lien Heat 2 – Miller, Gustafson, Tourville, Adams, Splittstoesser, Kelley (DNF), Kobs (DNF)

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds Feature – Jason VandeKamp, Mitch Weiss, Josh Bazey, John Remington, Jeffry Lien Jr., Cory Bruggeman, Doug Toepper, David Mastell, Elizabeth Toepper, Kyle Hallin, Tony DuBois (DNF), Jacob Toepper(DNF), Greg Arnt (DNF), Joe Chaplin Jr. (DNF)

Heat 1 – Chaplin Jr., Mastell, Remington, Weiss, Doug Toepper, Jacob Toepper, DuBois (DNF) Heat 2 – Bazey, VandeKamp, Lien Jr., Hallin, Bruggeman, Arnt, Elizabeth Toepper (DNF)

Pure Stocks Feature – Kyle Dahlheimer, Darren Kohler, Casey Ogilvie, John Remington (DNF), Ben Kaphing (DQ) Heat – Dahlheimer, Kaphing, Ogilvie, Remington, Kohler (DNF)

Future Fours/Minivans Feature – Mitch Niebur, Damon Roberts, Duane Roberts, Adam Nelson, Steven Johnson, Bob Carver Jr., Nathan Anderson, Nick Axelsen (DNF), Nicki DuBois(DNF), Brock Anderson(DNS), Kelcie Prusak(DNS), Derrick Johnson(DQ) Heat 1 – Niebur, Johnson, Damon Roberts, Nelson, DuBois (DNF), Anderson (DNF) Heat 2 – Johnson, Duane Roberts, Axelsen, Carver Jr., Anderson, Prusak (DNS)

UMSS Traditional Sprints Feature – Chase Viebrock, Cam Shafer, Rick Kobs, Rob Caho Jr., Mike Mueller, Jake Kouba, Jimmy Kouba, Joseph Kouba, Mike Haseltine, Jake Hendrickson, Jori Hughes, Kevin Bradwell (DNF), Mike Walters (DNF), Adam Taubert (DNF) Heat 1 – Shafer, Viebrock, Joseph Kouba, Caho Jr., Hughes, Walters (DQ), Hendrickson (DNS) Heat 2 – Jimmy Kouba, Kobs, Haseltine, Mueller, Taubert, Bradwell (DNF), Jake Kouba (DNF) UMSS Micro Sprint Feature – Ty Sampair, Jack Berger, Val Urman, Dave Madsen, Shawn Kelley, Al Sachs, Kayla Lallier Heat – Sampair, Urman, Kelley, Berger, Madsen, Sachs, Lallier

 

 

Shane Golobic fends off late challenges from Bud Kaeding to scoop up his first Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo win of 2014 on Friday

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – July 18, 2014…Despite leading the point standings since early in the season Fremont, CA’s Shane Golobic had still been in search of his first Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo victory of the year. That all changed on Friday night however, when the 2012 champ took the lead midway through and dominated much of the remainder, despite a two or three lap slide fest with Campbell’s Bud Kaeding.

The win for Golobic broke a long dry spell at the track, with his most recent win with the Ocean Sprints coming on May 17 of last season. The San Jose State grad has put together a strong & consistent year with the Taco Bravo Sprints, having finished outside the top-five just once all season aboard the Keith Day Trucking, Gabilan Ag Service No. 22 machine. Golobic is also the current point leader with the Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster.

“It feels great to finally get a win here at Ocean Speedway this year,” said a happy Golobic on the front stretch. “We’ve been close, but for one reason or another it hadn’t happened. My guys gave me a great car tonight so I can’t thank them enough. That was a lot of fun racing with Bud Kaeding again late in the race. We ran clean & hard and I hope all the fans enjoyed that one. I wish we could have won last week, but I’m pretty happy to be standing up here in victory lane tonight. We’ll be back next week looking for another.”

When the green flag waved it was Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo rookie contender Mitchell Faccinto jumping into the lead with last year’s champ Brad Furr in tow. Another terrific racing surface was put together on Friday and drivers had multiple grooves to use in the main event. Golobic soon made his presence known and rocketed into the second spot on lap eight.

Golobic chopped down the advantage little by little and while battling through traffic he got the run he needed heading down the back stretch on lap 14. The two leaders ran toe to toe off the fourth corner, which saw Golobic get to the preferred outside groove and find the opening he needed. At this time Faccinto had heartbreak city while battling for the lead, as he drove to the bottom in turn one and got crossed up with a lapped car, resulting in him spinning to a stop.

This moved ninth starting Bud Kaeding up to second for the double file restart, but Golobic hit it perfectly and looked to check out from the field. Another yellow would wave though and bunch everyone right back up, resulting in another double file restart. Golobic was on his game and once again hit it with precision to jump back into the lead, but a minor miscue on the tricky cushion late in the race allowed last week’s HK Classic winner Bud Kaeding the chance to make it a fight for the lead.

Kaeding pounced on the opportunity and reminiscent of last week the pair would trade multiple sliders while racing for the top spot to the delight of the crowd. As the two raced through turns three and four with a few laps to go, Kaeding tried to pull another slider, but couldn’t make it stick and Golobic was able to check out from there. The current Ocean Sprints point leader took the checkered flag by 2.152 seconds for the victory and in doing so, extended his point lead to 52-markers going into next Friday.

Bud Kaeding earned the High Five Pizza Hard Charger Award by coming from ninth to second in the feature aboard the Williams Motorsports 0 Sprinter. “That was a great race with Shane and I’m just glad that I got the opportunity to get close, because he was really fast tonight. Hope everyone up there enjoyed it and will bring a new fan to the races next week. We couldn’t be doing this without all your support and we really do appreciate it. We’ll be back here next week trying to get locked into the Key.”

Lemoore’s Carson Macedo was back to his consistent ways and rounded out the podium to earn his seventh top-five in eight races this season with the Ocean Sprints. The 18-year-old was part of a great battle with Justin Sanders, Brad Furr, DJ Netto & Kurt Nelson over the course of the feature. “It’s great to be back up here on the podium this week,” said the driver of the WFO Apparel No. 21x mount. “Paul Baines and my guys gave me a great car as always and I can’t wait to get back here next Friday.”

Sanders had a strong run in the main event to come from 11th to fourth in the North County Plastering No. 17, while Stockton’s Brad Furr completed the top-five at the helm of the Price Rite Restaurant Equipment No. 2 machine. Hanford’s Collin Markle had one of the best nights of his Taco Bravo Sprints career coming home in sixth, with Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson in seventh, Fresno’s Kyler Shaw in eighth, 16th starter Koen Shaw of Fresno ninth and Salinas’ Jason Chisum rounded out the top 10.

The three heat races held during the evening were captured by Shane Golobic, Hanford’s DJ Netto and Cotati’s Jake Haulot. Brad Furr began the night by setting his fourth Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time Award of the season with a time of 11.723 around the Ocean Speedway quarter-mile. Full results are available on www.oceanspeedway.com by clicking on the results tab.

The Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will return to action next Friday night for the second Johnny Key Classic Qualifying Race. The first was held at Petaluma Speedway on July 5, where Princeton’s Mason Moore picked up the win and locked himself into the 54th running of the event on August 23 at Ocean Speedway.

 

 

Westfall edges Sherman at the line in Modifieds at Limaland Motorsports Park

(7/18/14) – When weather conditions have been slightly cooler and overcast, it usually serves to create a gripping fast racing surface on a high-banked quarter mile dirt track like Limaland Motorsports Park. Often with a faster track the racing action itself can produce very close competition and on this night it allowed Matt Westfall to edge Todd Sherman at the finish line by a nose. It was a race that saw Westfall trail Sherman by a car length or more with just half a lap remaining in the 20-lap Reineke Modified feature.

Pole starter Brandon Vaughan of Spencerville, Ohio, led the opening couple of laps including a restart on lap number three following an early race caution period. Wapakoneta, Ohio, driver Jerry Bowersock took the lead from Vaughan by lap number four and he held the front running position until a hard charging Todd Sherman stormed past Bowersock for the lead at the event midpoint.

Sherman, the point’s leader and defending track champion, was on a tear and decided to take a high line around the track through most of the race. Although unusual for Sherman, he appeared comfortable riding the cushion at the top and was cruising to an apparent third win of the season until a yellow flag came out on lap number sixteen.

Matt Westfall, second in the Modififed point’s chase behind Sherman, was in the runner-up position when the green flag came out for the final four circuits. Sherman quickly expanded his margin over Westfall and seemed a certain winner. As the white flag was unfurled for the final lap, Sherman moved to bottom of the track in what seemed like a cautionary move to protect the lead and cruise to the checkers.

Westfall stayed heavy on the gas while storming around the top of the track and coming from the outside off of turn number four, dove to the inside with momentum and somehow edged Sherman at the finish line for the dramatic conquest. “Early in the race I was stuck on the bottom and I was too tight,” said Westfall of Pleasant Hill, Ohio. “I went up top, got a little bit of an opening, thought I could maybe slide across and get him (Sherman) and I guess I did. It was darn close!” It was Matt Westfall’s second win of the 2014 season.

The K & L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders 25-lap feature was dominated by Benton Ridge, Ohio veteran Greg Wilson. He has won four NRA main events this summer and on this night put on a masterful performance. Wilson was adept at maneuvering around slower cars as he sliced and diced using all off the race track to complete a flag-to-flag caution free journey.

“We got a little lucky with the inversion (outside front row starting position),” admitted Wilson in the winner’s circle. “We weren’t all that stout, but were good enough to win. I felt Kody (Swanson) in the #12 getting after me a little bit.”

The Budweiser Thunderstock 15-lap feature turned quickly into a battle between Tim Cole and Tony Anderson. Cole of Findlay, Ohio, and the veteran Anderson were engaged in a thrilling side-by-side encounter. Cole held the lead until lap number nine and although Anderson moved to the front, at that point Lima’s Jeff Koz had joined the fray to make it a spectacular three-car tussle at the front of the field.

Anderson, the point’s leader and defending track champion, did not surrender the lead through the final five laps and held off the two challengers to capture the win. It was his second of the season and 32nd of his career at Limaland Motorsports Park. “This track tonight is hammer down fast,” exclaimed an excited Anderson. “I’m a little old to be on a track like this. I like it better when it’s dry and slick and you slow down a bit. Tonight was my 201st feature win in six different classes through my racing career. I’ve been blessed to be able to do this for 21 years.”

Limaland Motorsports Park returns to action on Friday, July 25, for the Fricke Memorial Thunderstock Select with the Budweiser Thunderstocks. The Elwer Fence Sprints and Reineke Modifieds will also battle on the famed mile oval. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. with hot laps beginning at 6:30 p.m. Racing begins promptly at 7:30 p.m.

All the latest news and information can be found at www.limaland.com. You can also find 2014 Limaland Motorsports Park on Facebook and Twitter.

Limaland Motorsports Park - 7/18/2014

McDonalds Dash for Cash Modifieds (5 Laps) 1. 71-Joel Ortberg 2. L5-Casey Luedeke 3. 40-Terry Hull 4. 54-Matt Westfall

Bud Thunderstocks Heat 1 - (4 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. OOP-Dean Pitts; 2. 82-Chris Douglas; 3. 71R-Keith Ralston; 4. 1V-Shawn Valenti; 5. 89-Keith Shockency; 6. 26-Justin Long 7. OO-Kaylynn Simmons; 8. 9-Dave Keysor

Heat 2 - (4 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 16-Jeff Koz; 2. 2-Charlie Sanborn; 3. 53-Jan Launders 4. 32-Scott Boyd; 5. 1-Amanda Conroy; 6. 1X-Todd Sanders 7. 99-Andy King; 8. 1J-Jj Butler

Heat 3 - (4 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 71C-Barney Craig; 2. 22T-Tony Anderson; 3. 48-Tim Cole 4. 27-Frank Paladino; 5. 19-Bill Reimund; 6. 7C-Jordan Conover 7. O1-Shane Aeschlimall

A-Main - (15 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 22T-Tony Anderson[5]; 2. 16-Jeff Koz[9]; 3. 48-Tim Cole[2] 4. 1V-Shawn Valenti[1]; 5. 53-Jan Launders[3]; 6. 26-Justin Long[16] 7. 89-Keith Shockency[13]; 8. 82-Chris Douglas[7]; 9. 27-Frank Paladino[12] 10. 19-Bill Reimund[15]; 11. 7C-Jordan Conover[18]; 12. 71C-Barney Craig[8] 13. 99-Andy King[20]; 14. O1-Shane Aeschlimall[21]; 15. 2-Charlie Sanborn[6] 16. 32-Scott Boyd[11]; 17. 9-Dave Keysor[22]; 18. OOP-Dean Pitts[10] 19. 1J-Jj Butler[23]

NRA Sprints Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 6M-Max Stambaugh; 2. 10X-Dustin Stroup; 3. B20-Butch Schroeder 4. 35-Ron Blair; 5. 11-Tim Allison; 6. 15-Brandon Fergueson 7. 17-Jared Horstman

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 23-Devon Dobie; 2. 12-Kody Swanson; 3. 6S-Jr Stewart 4. W20-Greg Wilson; 5. 28H-Hud Horton; 6. 8J-Jess Stiger

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 49-Shawn Dancer; 2. 23M-Jack Miller 3. 69-Scott Curren; 4. 27K-Ryan Kirkendall 5. 19-Jimmy Snead; 6. 12B-Don Ryder

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. W20-Greg Wilson[2]; 2. 12-Kody Swanson[8]; 3. 6S-Jr Stewart[5] 4. B20-Butch Schroeder[6]; 5. 49-Shawn Dancer[10]; 6. 10X-Dustin Stroup[9] 7. 6M-Max Stambaugh[12]; 8. 23-Devon Dobie[11]; 9. 35-Ron Blair[3] 10. 8J-Jess Stiger[17]; 11. 28H-Hud Horton[14]; 12. 11-Tim Allison[13] 13. 23M-Jack Miller[7]; 14. 15-Brandon Fergueson[16]; 15. 19-Jimmy Snead[15] 16. 27K-Ryan Kirkendall[1]; 17. 69-Scott Curren[4]; 18. 12B-Don Ryder[18] 19. 17-Jared Horstman[19]

 

 

World of Outlaw Sprint Car Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA Opening night race of this two day event on the half mile semi-banked dirt oval.

ARTICLE BY: Gaye Carmichael, Motor Sports Journalist

(Mechanicsburg, PA, 07/18/2014) The World of Outlaw Sprint Cars Summer Nationals, opening night saw Greg Hodnett of Thomasville, PA scoring the win, racing his, #27 410 Sprint from a fourth place start to earn his spot on victory lane.

"We were racing in second, the track was good and we were closing in on the lead, then the red flag flew out. The top line of the track was so good and I kept pushing it. Our guys did a really good job and we were fortunate. We have been trying different things and I think it may have made the difference. I want to thank all my guys, all of our sponsors and all the fans for being here." said Hodnett

It was Brent Marks of Myerstown, PA who flew across the start finish line in second. Marks had started this race in sixth, driving his #19M Sprint, in a field of some of the best sprint car drivers for this very competitive twenty-five lap race on this half mile semi-banked oval.

"We had a great car and I have to give credit to my Dad for that. I was able to race the cushion. Joey (Joey Saldana, drives with the WoO's) started to make a run towards the bottom, having raced the top more than half of the race. I thought then, I would have a run at Joey, but then the red flag flew out." said Marks. This was Marks highest finish racing with WoO Sprint Car Series.

World of Outlaw driver, Joey Saldana had a pole start on tonight's feature event and when the green flag flew out, Saldana roared to the front, securing a good lead at the start. Saldana raced a smooth run through the turns and down the straight-a-way.

On the sixteenth lap, the red flag flew out for Kerry Madsen and Cody Darrah, racing in approximately the fourth turn. Some kind of contact was made and the next thing Madsen was upside down with Darrah having a damaged sprint as well. Ending both of these WoO Sprint Car teams race for the night.

When the new green flag flew out, Saldana raced out, but his sprint had gotten loose and he wasn't able to out race Hodnett or Marks.

An extremely disappointed Saldana, said, "My car was getting loose. We just missed it a little bit. We need to get better and learn from mistakes. You can always learn something racing these guys. We work hard and we need to win races. I thought we had this one." said Saldana, who took the checkered in third.

Lucas Wolfe of Mechanicsburg, PA, clocked in a 16.893 second lap in qualifying, for fast time. Wolfe was the only driver who was able to time in the sixteen's.

"Our car has been good and can be pretty competitive. It's always good to set fast time." said Wolfe I asked Wolfe how many times have you set fast time this year and with a smile, he said, "about ten times."

Fourth place went to Shane Stewart, who started in tenth of this field of twenty-six sprints that took the original green.

"This is one of my best races I've had here. I had a good restart, my car had good grip, which it usually doesn't have. There's a lot of good cars here so any time you can finish in fourth, it's good." said Stewart

Daryn Pittman, defending WoO Sprint Champion, crossed the line in fifth.

"The track was good every where I ran. We ran good from where we started (started in thirteenth) and where we finished." said Pittman.

I talked with Kerry Madsen and Cody Darrah regarding the red flag incident. Neither driver was hurt, Darrah was in fifth and Madsen was in sixth, at the time. Darrah said he had broken belts and Madsen said his sprint had sustained too much damage (having rolled) to get back on the track.

Sixth place went to Paul McMahan, followed by Brian Montieth, Lucas Wolfe, Donny Schatz, Stevie Smith, Steve Kinser, Logan Schuchart, Brad Sweet, Justin Barger, Ryan Taylor, Lance Dewease, Steve Buckwalter, Curt Michael, Doug Esh, Don Kreitz, Jr. Gerard McIntyre, Cody Darah, Ryan Bohlke, Kerry Madsen, Ryan Wilson, David Gravel.

The "B" Main, "C" Main, DASH, and Heat Race finishes, are as follows: PLEASE NOTE: All times, finishes, etc. are unofficial.

"B" Main: Sweet, Montieth, Esh, Michael, Aaron Ott, Danny Dietrich, Don Kreitz, Jr., Austin Hogue, Chad Layton, Gravel, Dave Blaney, Ryan Smith, Adam Wilt, Pat Cannon, Tim Shaffer, Alan Krimes.

"C" Main: Ryan Smith, Adam Wilt, Jason Sides, Nicole Bower, Cory Haas, Kraig Kinser, Troy Fraker, Glenndon Forsyth.

DASH: Saldana, Barger, Darrah, Hodnett, Wolfe, Marks, Madsen, Taylor.

HEAT Races:

Heat #1: Taylor, S. Kinser, Wolfe, S. Smith, McMahan, Sweet, Hogue, Layton, Sides, Haas, Krimes.

Heat #2: Hodnett, McIntyre, Madsen, Schatz, Buckwalter, Deitrich, Kreitz, Jr., Forsythe, Fraker, R. Smith, Montieth.

Heat #3: Barger, Saldana, Dewease, Bohlke, R. Wilson, Bower, Cannon, Michael, Shaffer, J. Allen, Esh.

Heat #4: Marks, Pittman, Stewart, Darrah, Schuchart, Gravel, Ott, Blaney, Wilt, K. Kinser.

 

 

Tony Stewart Wins at Tri-City July 18, 2014

By T.J. Buffenbarger

Auburn, MI – (July 18, 2014) – Tony Stewart’s comeback from a broken leg last season took another step forward on Friday by winning the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP event at the Tri-City Motor Speedway. Stewart made his first start in a sprint car since the injury memorable one by moving up from the fifth starting spot and inherited the lead after Dustin Daggett drove off the backstretch. The win was Stewart’s second career SOD feature win and first since 2012.

While pulling into victory lane Stewart actually had thought he finished second, and was surprised to find out he won.

“It’s been eleven and a half months since I’ve been (in a sprint car), and I really missed it,” said Stewart in victory lane. Stewart also thanked his sponsor Rush Trailer Sales for having people on hand to witness his comeback victory and all of the race fans for their support.

Randy Hannagan started from the pole and took the lead at the start of the race. Hannagan led the first five laps before Daggett took the lead on laps six and immediately opened up a sizeable advantage. Meanwhile, Stewart methodically moved up from fifth starting spot to challenge Hannagan for second. Stewart moved into the runner up spot with eight laps to go. One lap later the unthinkable happened as while negotiating slower traffic Daggett drop off of the end of the race track, dropping back to third and handing Stewart the lead. From there it was all Stewart leading the rest of the way. Hannagan held onto the runner up spot while Ryan Ruhl moved past Daggett late in the race to take over the final podium spot. Daggett and Gregg Dalman rounded out the top five.

Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP Tri-City Motor Speedway – Auburn, MI Friday July 18, 2014

Hoosier Tire Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. Dustin Daggett, 2. Tony Stewart, 3. Gregg Dalman, 4. Joe Geibe, 5. Dan McCarron, 6. Tank Brakenberry, 7. Ralph Brakenberry.

All Star Performance / Comp Cams Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. Troy Chehowski, 2. Randy Hannagan, 3. Brad Lamberson, 4. Chase Ridenour, 5. Mark Aldrich, 6. Chris Pobanz, 7. Andy Chehowski

Speed Pro Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. Ryan Ruhl, 2. Gavin Hunyady, 3. Kyle Pitts, 4. Brett Mann, 5. Robert Huisken, 6. Craig Karazim, 7. Eric Smith.

Nitro Black Dash (4 Laps): 1. Chase Ridenour, 2. Joe Geibe, 3. Brad Lamberson, 4. Dan McCarron.

Engine Pro A-Main (25 Laps): 1. Tony Stewart, 2. Randy Hannagan, 3. Ryan Ruhl, 4. Dustin Daggett, 5. Gregg Dalman, 6. Kyle Pitts, 7. Gavin Hunyady, 8. Brad Lamberson, 9. Brett Mann, 10. Troy Chehowski, 11. Dan McCarron, 12. Joe Geibe, 13. Mark Aldrich, 14. Chase Ridenour, 15. Craig Karazim, 16. Chris Pobanz, 17. Robert Huisken, 18. Eric Smith, 19. Tank Brakenberry. DNS: Andy Chehowski, Ralph Brakenberry.

Lap leaders: Hannagan 1-5, Daggett, 6-18, Stewart 19-25

 

 

Craig Mintz wins at Attica Raceway Park- F.A.S.T. Quick Review/Full Results: Friday, July 18th

Craig Mintz earns F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series Night #12 Victory at Attica Raceway Park Worth $3,000

By Tyler Altmeyer: F.A.S.T. Public Relations/altmeyer119@gmail.com/(724)-954-4915

F.A.S.T. Promoter: Rich Farmer - (419) 307 - 4241 / www.fastondirt.com

Attica, OH (July 18th, 2014) - Twenty-eight (28) Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service ‘410’ sprint cars signed-in for action at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio on Friday night, July 18th; for Night #12 of the 2014 F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series season. The twenty-eight cars were separated into four (4) group qualifying sessions and four heat races. Craig Mintz, Taylor Ferns, Brian Lay and Caleb Helms each earned ‘quick time’ during their respective qualifying groups; with Craig Mintz setting the overall fastest time of the night with a qualifying effort of 12.568 seconds around the Attica oval.

Four (4) Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service heat races made up the preliminary portion of the program on Friday evening, July 18th. Craig Mintz, Sheldon Haudenschild, Caleb Armstrong and Caleb Griffith each earned victories during their respective heat races. Stuart Brubaker was the evening’s consolation B-main winner; earning a spot in the 30-lap/$3,000-to-win main event. Brian Lay, Cale Thomas and Chad Blonde also earned A-main starting positions via consolation B-main.

Craig Mintz, who has been out of competition since June 13th due to injury, would control the entire thirty-lap distance and earn the $3,000 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service Night #12 victory at Attica Raceway Park. Christopher Bell would charge from the fifth (5th) starting position to finish second (2nd); followed by an eighth (8th) starting Travis Philo who was third (3rd). Caleb Griffith and Dean Jacobs rounded out the top-five.

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Full Results: Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service – Night #12 - July 18th, 2014

Heat Race #1 Qualifying Results: (Invert 4)

1. 09 - Craig Mintz - 12.568 2. 16 - Chris Andrews - 12.708 3. 3G - James McFadden - 12.947 4. 96AU - Bruce White - 13.725 5. 8 - Kevin Shelbo - 13.788 6. 60 - Jody Keegan - 13.801 7. 97X - Rodney Hurst - 14.914

Heat Race #2 Qualifying Results: (Invert 4) 1. 55F - Taylor Ferns - 12.789 2. 63 - Chad Kemenah - 13.040 3. 53C - Christopher Bell - 13.072 4. 93 - Sheldon Haudenschild - 13.167 5. 35 - Stuart Brubaker - 13.222 6. 07X - Dain Naida - 13.277 7. 91 - Cale Thomas - 13.355

Heat Race #3 Qualifying Results: (Invert 4)

1. 45L - Brian Lay - 12.926 2. 5T - Travis Philo - 12.959 3. 7C - Caleb Armstrong - 13.014 4. 23 - Jimmy Light - 13.110 5. 40I - Mark Imler - 13.393 6. 9 - Dean Jacobs - 13.419 7. 25AU - Jack Lee - 13.983

Heat Race #4 Qualifying Results: (Invert 4)

1. 40 - Caleb Helms - 12.858 2. 40DD - Caleb Griffith - 12.921 3. 53 - Cap Henry - 13.074 4. 5R - Byron Reed - 13.129 5. 9Z - Duane Zablocki - 13.242 6. 1 - Chad Blonde - 13.317 7. 46AU - Stuart Williams - 13.932

Heat #1 Results (Top 4 Transfer)

1. Craig Mintz 2. Chris Andrews 3. James McFadden 4. Jody Keegan 5. Bruce White 6. Kevin Shelbo 7. Rodney Hurst

Heat #2 Results: (Top 4 Transfer)

1. Sheldon Haudenschild 2. Christopher Bell 3. Taylor Ferns 4. Chad Kemenah 5. Stuart Brubaker 6. Cale Thomas 7. Dain Naida

Heat #3 Results: (Top 4 Transfer)

1. Caleb Armstrong 2. Travis Philo 3. Jimmy Light 4. Dean Jacobs 5. Brian Lay 6. Jack Lee 7. Mark Imler

Heat #4 Results: (Top 4 Transfer)

1. Caleb Griffith 2. Cap Henry 3. Byron Reed 4. Stuart Williams 5. Chad Blonde 6. Caleb Helms 7. Duane Zablocki

B-Main Results: (Top 4 Transfer)

1. Stuart Brubaker 2. Brian Lay 3. Cale Thomas 4. Chad Blonde 5. Caleb Helms 6. Duane Zablocki 7. Dain Naida 8. Jack Lee 9. Bruce White 10. Kevin Shelbo 11. Mark Imler 12. Rodney Hurst

A-Main Results: (30-Laps)

1. ($3,000) - Craig Mintz 2. Christopher Bell 3. Travis Philo 4. Caleb Griffith 5. Dean Jacobs 6. Sheldon Haudenschild 7. Byron Reed 8. Cale Thomas 9. Chad Kemenah 10. Jimmy Light 11. James McFadden 12. Stuart Brubaker 13. Taylor Ferns 14. Chris Andrews 15. Chad Blonde 16. Brian Lay 17. Caleb Armstrong 18. Stuart Williams 19. Cap Henry 20. Jody Keegan Hard Charger - Cale Thomas [+11]

History Note: Jamie Veal is the most recent winner during Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service competition; picking up the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series main event win at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio back on Saturday, July 5th. Chris Andrews is the current F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series point leader entering competition on Friday, July 18th. The 2014 F.A.S.T. title is worth $10,000.

Looking Ahead:

The 2014 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service will be back in action next Friday and Saturday, July 25th & 26th; once again making appearances at the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. The JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro will also be on the July 25th/26th card.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2014 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title point fund:

Kistler Racing Products, KS Sales & Service, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, JD Automotive, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Synder’s Floor Covering, Goofy Golf, Scott’s Lawn Care, Buffalo Wild Wings, Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

Also, a very special thanks to all of our contingency award sponsors:

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Henry Motorsports, Productive Tools & Equipment, Hinchman Indy Racewear, OC Shocks, Kear's Speed Shop, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Linder's Speed Equipment, Outerwears Performance Products, Pro Shocks, R2C Performance Products, Rod End Supply, Saldana Racing Products, Ti22 Performance, Weld Racing Wheels, Hoosier Racing Tires, J&J Auto Racing and Golden Graphics & Design.

 

 

 

World of Outlaw Sprint car Series, fifty-second race on their schedule, held at Lincoln Speedway, Abbottstown, PA. Thirty-seven sprints raced in the age old WoO Sprint Car drivers versus the Pennsylvania Sprint car drivers

Article by: Gaye Carmichael, Motor Sports Journalist

(Abbottstown, PA, 07/17/2014) Lincoln Speedway of Abbottstown, PA hosted the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series race with Daryn Pittman of Owassa, OK, flying out to take the opening green flag and the lead. From that point on, it was all Pittman as he raced his dominant lead, from the opening lap all the way to the checkered flag, to score his tenth WoO Sprint Car victory thus far this season.

"My crew does a good job. I'm only as good as the equipment and our car has been pretty great. My guys work hard and this is our tenth win of the season. The track was good but slick early on. A lot of guys were fighting for position. In the opening laps or so, yellow and red flags flew out. Once that past, there was hard racing and it paid off when we crossed the start finish line to score the win. I want to thank Kasey Kahne Racing, all of my guys, all of our sponsors and of course the fans." said, Pittman.

Second and third finishes were picked up by the Pennsylvania drivers, with Brian Montieth of Phoenixville, PA crossing the line to take second and Alan Krimes of Denver, PA scoring in third place. Montieth had started in fifteenth and Krimes had started in fourth. I knew they must be thinking, what's it going to take to get past Pittman? A good question, but I believe all of the field were having similar thoughts.

"I was hoping for more restarts, I do well with them. I'll have to wait and see what happens tomorrow (referring to the WoO Sprint Car Series racing at Williams Grove Speedway in Pennsylvania about thirty minutes from Lincoln Speedway)." said Montieth

Montieth, started his quest for the lead almost from the second the green flag flew out. It would take longer than anyone would have thought as cautions and red flags flew.

"I knew when he (Pittman) was racing at the top, I knew I wouldn't be racing the top. I was racing the middle and it was good. It feels good for all of our guys (the Posse) to finish well." said Krimes.

Montieth and Krimes were both fast. They stayed close to the front as everyone wondered who would cross the start/finish line first.

You just knew everyone was giving it there all. Whenever the WoO's and the PA Posse meet up it's more than a race. This time, out of the top four, the WoO's scored first and fourth, while the Posse had earned second and third.

Fourth place went to Joey Saldana and Saldana said, "It was a great run. Things haven't been good, so it's really good to be back in the top five. The track was slippery but still dusty. There wasn't any rubber down. We will try to qualify good, get to the right spot and have a good finish." said Saldana

Saldana, also set fast time tonight in qualifying, having posted a 13.329 second run on this three-eighths of a mile semi-banked oval.

Fifth place was scored in by Danny Dietrich, followed by David Gravel, Brent Marks, Jim Siegel, Cory Haas, Brad Sweet, Paul McMahan, Austin Hogue, Stevie Smith, Donny Schatz, Tim Wagaman, Cody Darrah, Kerry Madsen, Shane Stewart, Kraig Kinser, Greg Hodnett, Gerard McIntyre, Jr., Steve Kinser, Dave Blaney, Steve Owings, J.J. Grimes, Billy Dietrich.

The "B" Main, the Dash and Heat Race finishes, are as follows: PLEASE NOTE All finishes, qualifying etc. are unofficial.

"B" Main: Smith, Stewart, Owings, Darrah, Jacob Allen, Haas, Madsen, Freddie Rahmer, Lance Dewease, Adam Wilt, Kyle Moody, Glenndon Forsyth, Ryan Smith, Wagaman, Brock Zearfoss, Mike Bittinger, Robbie Kendall, Logan Schuchart, Jason Sides.

DASH: Pittman, S. Kinser, J.J. Grimes, Jim Siegel, Alan Krimes, Lucas Wolfe, Dave Blaney, Joey Saldana.

HEAT RACES:

Heat #1: Pittman, Sweet, Marks, D. Dietrich, Saldana, Darrah, Rahmer, Moody, Forsyth, Zearfoss.

Heat #2: Siegel, Montieth, Gravel, Blaney, K. Kinser, Dewease, Stewart, Owings, Schuchart, Bittinger.

Heat #3: S. Kinser, Hodnett, Hogue, Wolfe, Madsen, Wilt, Allen, R. Smith, Sides.

Heat #4: Grasso, Krimes, B. Dietrich, McIntyre, McMahan, Kendall, Haas, S. Smith, Wagaman

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Tomorrow night, the WoO Sprint Cars and the Pennsylvania Posse will have another go at it, when they race take on Williams Grove.

 

 

WoO Sprint Car Series racing the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, PA . The race will consist of Time Trials, Heat Races, Dash, "B" Main and two 30 Lap "A" Main events. The first "A" Main will line up according how they qualified during the earlier qualifying races. The second "A" Main will take the finishes of the teams on the lead lap at the checkered and will reverse the field, last to first, with the remaining teams that are down a lap or more, to line up behind the reverse field.

ARTICLE BY: Gaye Carmichael, Motor Sports Journalist gayec@att.net (530) 409-0646

(Sarver, PA, 07/15/2014) A big night for the World of Outlaw Sprints, Donny Schatz and Cody Darrah as they took on the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup race on the four/tenths of a mile dirt oval at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, PA. chasing to the victory of the Silver Cup. Schatz started fifth in the first "A" Main and took over the lead with sixteen laps to go to score the win of the first thrity lap feature, with Cody Darrah crossing the line of this race as the last driver on the lead lap. Given time to refuel, check over their cars, the field raced out to take the green flag start of the second "A Main, with Darrah on the point. Schatz started this feature from seventeenth place. There were twenty seven drivers who took the green flag of this race. At the checkered, Darrah had taken the win and Schatz had raced from seventeenth up into seventh, gaining back ten places.

Both of these drivers, Schatz of Fargo, ND and Darrah of Red Lion, PA, has scored a feature win of the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup, in tonight's competition. For Schatz, this was his fifth win of this Silver Cup. For Darrah, this was his very first Silver Cup Victory. Schatz also won," the driver who had earned the most points total of the two events". Schatz earned $10,000.00 for his "A" Main start and another $5,000.00 for earning the over all points of this race. Darrah won $10,000 for his victory of the second "A" Main.

"You need to race yourself into the best spot you can and then go for the win. I really didn't have any strategy planned. I just went out to win in each of the "A" Mains. It was a good night for us and this is our fifth win of the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup." said Schatz.

"We went out to win race but found ourselves fading back. It was not our plan. I just wanted to move forward. I got caught in the caution and I just seemed to go backwards. Last year I started up front and raced for the win but lost a front tire. We started the race up front but Danny Dietrich took the early lead. We managed to stay with him (Dietrich) and took over the lead on the eleventh lap, which we held to earn our checkered flag finish. It really is good to finally win one of the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup races. said Darrah. Darrah thanked all of his crew and said that Ty Sipef, is their new Crew Chief, who is doing an outstand job of it. Sipef signed on a year or so ago, as the tire guy. Sipef had never worked on a winged sprint prior to that. Darrah credited Sipef for their good run in this event.

There was a lot of really good racing in this event. Steve Kinser of Bloomington, IN, racing the first "A" feature had started the race in twenty-third and took the checkered in eighth. When I spoke with Steve, I said what a good run from twenty-third to eighth. Steve looked at me and said "I did?" Then racing the second "A" race, Kinser had a good starting berth but was denied the opportunity to go for it, when he discovered on the second lap that his brake line had a hole in it.

In the first "A" Main, the first caution flew out when there was contact between Shane Stewart and Jack Sodeman on the tenth lap. Both drivers were able to return to the race. Sixteen more laps had scored when the second caution flew. This time it went out for Darrah and Cole Duncan who got together racing into the second turn, both continued on in the race. The next lap, Danny Holtgraver and Sodeman, some how had made contact but this wasn't know until Sodeman had stopped on the track. Holtgraver went upside down on the front stretch pulling out the red flag. The next thing you could see was that Sodeman was stopped at the top of the curve between turns one and two. Emergency vehicles immediately appeared on the scene. Holtgraver was okay but his car had to be towed off the speedway. Mean while, Sodeman was still in his car when the Medics reached the scene. Sodeman was transferred into an ambulance and brought into the pit area for further evaluation. Sodeman's car also was towed off the track. After further evaluation, Sodeman was transferred to the hospital. Sodeman had said that when Holtgraver and he had contact, Sodeman was hit in his leg but what hit his leg, is unknow at this writing. It was later said that Sodeman's leg was badly broken and will need surgery. Unfortunately, It was also said, that Sodeman may not be able to continue to race season, but it was said, that Sodeman was in good spirits. I don't know who gave this report or the correctness of it, but so many were asking about what had happened, etc. I did see Sodeman being transported by ambulance and he was sitting up.

The first "A" Main had Donny Schatz scoring the lead, Kerry Madsen in second followed by Dale Blaney, Paul McMahan, Daryn Pittman, Brad Sweet, Jason Sides, Steve Kinser, David Gravel, Tim Shaffer, Lee Jacobs, Shane Stewart, Logan Schuchart, Ed Lynch, Jr., Danny Dietrich, Carl Bowser, Cody Darrah, Jared Zimbardi, Logan Wagner, Chad Kemenah, Joey Saldana, Kraig Kinser, Danny Holtgraver, Jack Sodeman, Cole Duncan, Brandon Matus, Gerald (Brent) Matus.

The second "A" Main finishes, are as follows: Cody Darrah, Danny Dietrich, Tim Shaffer, Shane Stewart, Logan Schuchart, Daryn Pittman, Donny Schatz, Jason Sides, Dale Blaney, Paul McMahan, Lee Jacobs, Brad Sweet, Carl Bowser, David Gravel, Ed Lynch, Jr., Kerry Madsen, Chad Kemenah, Joey Saldana, Jared Zimbardi, Kraig Kinser, Logan Wagner, Cole Duncan, Brandon Matus, Steve Kinser, Gerald (Brent) Matus,, Sodeman. This race flag free from the original green flag and the ending checkered flag.

The "B" Main, Heat Races and the DASH finishes, are as follows: PLEASE NOTE: All times, finishes, etc., are not official.

"B" Main: Logan Schuchart, Steve Kinser, Jared Zimbardi, Chad Kemenah, Brandon Matus, Brent Marks, Sheldon Haudenschild, Lucas Wolfe, Rico Abreu, Jacob Allen, Gerald (Brent) Matus, A. J. Flick, Kraig Kinser, Brandon Spithaler.

DASH: Paul McMahan, Ed Lynch, Jr. Daryn Pittman, Kerry Madsen, Donny Schatz, Brad Sweet, Jason Sides, David Gravel.

HEAT RACES:

Heat #1: Gravel, Darrah, Sweet, Lynch, Jr., Blaney, Wolfe, S. Haudenschild, Schuchart, G. Matus.

Heat #2: McMahan, Dietrich, Schatz, Jacobs, Wagner, Kemenah, S. Kinser, Zimbardi, Flick.

Heat #3: Madsen, Stewart, Duncan, Bowser, Sodeman, Abreu, B. Marks, B Matus, Kiley,

Heat #4: Sides, Pittman, Shaffer, Holtgraver, Saldana, K.Kinser, Spithaler, J. Allen.

( Sodeman sending you all best wishes for a speedy recovery and hope you will be back racing soon.)

 

 

Double X Speedway California, MO

By: Dean Reichel

July 13, 2014

For Immediate Release--

Sunday Night Thunder was turned into the 2nd annual "Race for Riley" memorial race in honor of Riley Hudson, a very special young race fan that left us way too soon. As damp weather delayed the start of the evenings festivities slightly, the clouds parted and allowed us to complete a wonderful night of racing in Riley's honor. Headlining the evening on this special night were the visiting drivers of the ULMA late model association, Riley's favorite class to watch as a spectator. The 20 lap feature event saw the field led to the green flag, waved by Riley's mom Tara, by heat race winners Justin Russell and Todd McCoin. Both drivers are no strangers to the tight confines of Double-X and they kept the fans on the edge of their seats for the main event. With the race halted before one lap was complete due to an incident on the front stretch which saw past winner Phil Edmondson rolling his car over and also collecting Chris Cox and Tommy Cordray, the field was reset with only Cordray able to restart. Justin Russell took the point with McCoin pressuring him lap after lap. A slight bobble by Russell in turns three and four allowed McCoin to move into the lead by running the low groove. Russell continued to give chase with Jon Binning and Jake Williams applying pressuring also. With McCoin in front on the white flag lap, Russell again slipped high in turns three and four allowing Binning to move by to claim second. Following the lead trio under the checkered flag were Williams in fourth and Cordray recovered to claim a hard earned fifth. Greg Clemons was sixth, Gage Wineland seventh, and Earl Roark finising the remaining running cars in eighth. There was close racing throughout the field on a fast, taky track.

The Street Stock division was next to take the track for their feature event with veterans competitors Derek Henson and Jason Russell starting on the front row. At the drop of the green Russell used the high side to move into the lead with Henson in pursuit. Russell would prove that he still remembers the way around the clay oval by leading the fifteen lap event. He was pressured by Henson and then by Dylan Bias who was running strong this evening as well. At the checkered it was Russell, Bias, Henson, Steve Beach recovering from as early skirmish to take fourth and Brandon Dunham posting a fifth place finish. Dale Berry nipped John Clancy at the line to claim sixth, Clancy seventh, Cole Henson was eight, Jake Dent ninth and newcomer Clifford Lear rounding out the top ten. Derek Henson and Jason Russell claimed the heat race victories.

In the Hobby Stock division it was a familiar face gracing victory lane as Gage Wineland picked up the feature win. Posting his best finish this year was Eddie Lavery III in second, Mike Schrader claimed third, Kevin Prall was fourth and Will Register was fifth. Cole Canada, Chuck Coffey and Rudy Wirts came across in sixth, seventh and eighth to complete the running order at the finish. Wineland and Schrader were the heat race victors.

The lightning fast winged Sprint Cars took to the track to complete the cars of racing on this special night. Three qualifying heat races set the starting grid with young guns Ricky Stangl and Taylor Walton leading the field to green. Stangl, in only the ninth sprint car start of his career, would lead the first three laps before encountering lapped traffic in turns one and two which resulted in him spinning his car in the turns bringing out the yellow while at the same time Nathan Ryun made contact with a fellow racer in turn four and flipped his car bringing out the red. On the restart Stangl had to rejoin the field at the tail for bringing out the yellow which put Taylor Walton in the lead. Walton drove hard and would lead the next 18 circuits before a familiar sight would make his presence known, that being tenth starting Jonathan Cornell who would put his white #28 into the lead coming out of turn four on lap 22. Cornell would lead the remaining laps to claim the victory. Walton would finish second, Tyler Blank came from 11th to take third from Kyle Bellm at the stripe. Bellm would finish fourth and Brad Ryun claims fifth. Randy Martin advanced from 13th to sixth, Corey Nelson was seventh, Ricky Stangl recovered from his early mishap to claim eighth, TJ Muths was ninth and Mitchell Moore would claim tenth. On a side note in the sprint cars, Cody Baker was on hand to watch his sister compete. All of us at Double-X continue to wish Cody a complete recovery from his injuries sustained earlier this year.

A big thank you goes out to everyone that helped make this "Race for Riley" such a big success. Thanks to the drivers, crews and sponsors that donated items for the fundraising raffle and auction as well, with part of the proceeds going to the Childrens Hospital in Riley's memory. Next week the ASCS Warrior Region Sprint Cars will be on hand for the annual "Clyde Wood" Memorial race presented by Xtreme Body and Paint. We look forward to a stellar field of competitors on hand in all divisions. Please plan to spend your evening with us for another edition of Sunday Night Thunder.

Double X Speedway "Race for Riley: results-- (Starting position in parentheses)

ULMA Late Models (11 cars)-- Feature-- 1. 7X-Todd McCoin, Barnett (2); 2. 65-Jon Binning, Warrensburg (4); 3. 0X-Justin Russell, Henley (1); 4. 72-Jake Williams, Lockwood (5); 5. 5-Tommy Cordray, Browning (8); 6. 55-Greg Clemons, Belton (11); 7. 12-Gage Wineland, Syracuse(3); 8. 02-Earl Roark, Henley (10); 9. 10-Dave Mosley, Sedalia (9) DNF; 10. 7E-Phil Edmondson, Marionville (6) DNF; 11. 1T-Chris Cox, Jefferson City (7) DNF

Heat 1-- 1. Russell (2); 2. Wineland (1); 3. Williams (4); 4. Cox (3); 5. Mosely (5) Heat 2-- 1. McCoin (1); 2. Binning (4); 3. Edmondson (3); 4. Cordray (5); 5. Roark (2); 6. Clemons (6)

Street Stocks (14 cars)-- Feature-- 1. 2J-Jason Russell, Henley (2); 2. 43-Dylan Bias, Centertown (4); 3. 27D-Derek Henson, Russellville (1); 4. 10-Steve Beach, Eldon (7); 5. 44-Brandon Dunham, California (3); 6. 05-Dale Berry, Tuscumbia (5); 7. 8-John Clancy, California (9); 8. 31C-Cole Henson, Russellville (8); 9. 38-Jake Dent, California (11); 10. 27L-Clifford Lear, Moberly (12); 11. 17-Andrew Roark, Henley (6) DNF; 12. 14D -Chris Dunham, California (10); DNF; 13. 7-Keeth Strange, Eldon(DNS) 14. 15-Curt Turpin, Jefferson City (DNS)

Heat 1-- 1. D. Henson (2); 2. B. Dunham (3); 3. Berry (5); 4. Beach (7); 5. Clancy (6); 6. Dent (4) DNF; 7. Turpin (1) DNF Heat 2-- 1. Russell (2); 2. Bias (6); 3. Roark (7); 4. C. Henson (4); 5. C.Dunham (5); 6. Strange (1); 7. Lear (3) DNF

Hobby Stocks (13 cars)-- Feature-- 1. 12G-Gage Wineland, Syracuse (1); 2. 4-Eddie Lavery III, Tipton (3); 3. 11-Mike Schrader, Sedalia (2); 4. 14-Kevin Prall, Sedalia (4); 5. 77-Will Register, Sedalia (5); 6. 10X-Cole Canada, Fulton (9); 7. 171-Chuck Coffey, Windsor (6); 8. 2X-Rudy Wirts, California (11); 9. XX-AJ Wirts, California (7) DNF; 10. 8-Bryan Alumbaugh, Tipton (10) DNF; 11. 88-Rodger Deatherage, Windsor (12) DNF; 12. 4A-Laura Atkinson, Eldon (8); DNF;l 13. 15-Katie Goodson, Sedalia DNS

Heat1-- 1. Wineland (7); 2. Lavery (3); 3. Register (5); 4. AJ Wirts (4); 5. Canada (6); 6. R. Wirts (2); 7. Goodson (1) DNF Heat 2-- 1. Schrader (3); 2. Prall (6); 3. Coffey (5); 4. Atkinson (4); 5. Alumbaugh (1); 6. Deatherage (2) DNF

Winged Sprint Cars (20 cars)-- Feature-- 1. 28-Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia (10); 2. 15-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg (2); 3. 75-Tyler Blank, California (11); 4. 86-Kyle Bellm, Nixa (3); 5. 1X-Brad Ryun, Higginsville (8); 6. 0-Randy Martin, California (13); 7. 34-Corey Nelson, Eugene (4); 8. 24S-Rickjy Stangl (1); 9. 65-TJ Muths, Sedalia (19); 10. 00-Mitchell Moore, Edgerton,KS (14); 11. 9-Casey Baker, Lone Jack (7); 12. 4-Evan Martin, California (6); 13. 99-Andrew Turley, Sedalia (17); 14. 10-Will Register, Sedalia (15); 15. 49B-Ben Brown, Marshall (16); 16. 49-Tyler Elliott, California (12) DNF; 17. 48-David Brown, Marshall (DNF); 18. 18X-Nathan Ryun, Higginsville (5); DNF; 19. XX-AJ Wirts, California (18) DNF; 20-24C-Lanny Carpenter, Clarksburg DNS.

Heat 1-- 1. Stangl (2); 2. Nelson (1); 3. Baker (4); 4. Cornell (6); 5. R. Martin (5); 6. B. Brown (3); 7. Wirts (7) Heat 2-- 1. Walton (2); 2. N. Ryun (1); 3. B. Ryun (3); 4. Blank (6); 5. Moore (4); 6. Turley (5); 7. Muths (7) DNF Heat 3-- 1. Bellm (1); 2. E. Martin (3); 3. D. Brown (4); 4. Elliott (6); 5. Register (2); 6. Carpenter (5) DNF

 

 

Bubak earns $2K for URSS Wheatshocker Nationals victory

7/14/2014 By NICK SCHWIEN

nschwien@dailynews.net

There's a youth movement in the 305 sprint car ranks of the United Rebel Sprint Series.

Jake Bubak is leading the charge. The youngster from Arvada, Colo., validated his United Rebel Sprint Series national championship last year by besting a field of top-notch drivers Sunday night at the Wheatshocker Nationals at RPM Speedway in Hays.

"Last year, we won the national championship and didn't even win a national race," said Bubak, who pocketed $2,000 Sunday. "It was really frustrating because the year before, I won like three of them and didn't win the national championship. Most main event wins are awesome, and it's good to win for these Colorado guys. They've had a bad weekend. My buddy Zac Taylor and Adam Trimble both wrecked cars. And Coby Pearce did, too. It sucked not having them here, but hopefully we made them proud by winning here tonight."

Bubak had his work cut out for him. The 20-car feature showcased drivers such as C.J. Johnson, Luke Cranston, Brian Herbert, Ty Williams, Steven Richardson, Zach Blurton and Ray Seemann.

"Congratulations to the Bubak team," said Herbert, a veteran sprint car driver from Dodge City who finished third. "He's a young gun. He's going to be tough. He's a good race car driver."

Bubak was tough to beat, but his road to the front was tougher. He started 10th with a high-point average after locking himself into Sunday's main event with a fifth-place outing the night before.

That fifth-place finish didn't come easy, either. He was fifth in Saturday's qualifying feature, only to fall off the top of the track and drop to the rear of the field before rallying.

"We charged to the front and were up to fifth at one point," Bubak said. "We had a restart, and I went to the top and hit the cushion real bad and fell over the edge. That put us dead last. I watched the video (Sunday) morning. But we were able to get back to fifth. I was really frustrated with myself for making a big mistake like that. I may not have had something for Luke, but I think we could have gotten to second."

Cranston won Saturday night's feature, but Sunday night, Bubak bested Cranston and the rest of the field.

"(Bubak) was real fast," said Cranston, who finished second and picked up a Traeger grill for finishing the three-day weekend with the most points. "He's always fast. He's a heck of a young racer. He's going to have a heck of a career, and I'm excited for him. He did a great job.

"I was just searching for something to do to have something for him, and it was just kind of getting thinner and thinner there on the bottom. There was just nothing I could do."

Rookie Jeremy Huish started on the pole and led the first four laps before Koby Walters took the lead. But Walters' car came to a stop on the backstretch on lap 10, moving Jed Werner to the top spot. By that time, Bubak was third.

"On the starts, when the track is like that, you have to be aggressive," said Bubak, who passed both cars to take the lead on the restart. "Everyone is so fast when the track is like that. You have to kind of get all you can get at the start, then be patient when you get to lap traffic. ... They both missed the bottom on the restart, and I went by them."

Cranston moved to third on lap 14, then passed Werner for second on lap 16.

By lap 17, though, Bubak had a big advantage, leading by 3 seconds.

Back-to-back cautions bunched the field up, but Bubak powered away on the restarts.

On lap 23, Bubak led the field by 1.5 seconds. Lap traffic came into play on lap 25, but even that didn't slow down Bubak in the 30-lap feature.

"I was hoping that, but he was getting through there so clean," Cranston said about lap traffic slowing the front-runner. "He's getting quite a bit of experience under him now, and he's solid. My hat's off to him and his crew. They did a great job. I was really wanting to try to do something on the top of three and four, but it was too slick getting in. I couldn't get a good corner entry to stick it. There just wasn't much I could do."

Cranston held on to finish second, followed by Herbert and Blurton -- who started 11th. Richardson rounded out the top five.

Bubak, who won his fourth URSS race this year, became one of the youngest drivers to win the Wheatshocker Nationals, and the fifth different driver in six events to win the coveted prize.

"Luke's not old, but it's great," Bubak said about being so young and winning the crown. "He's usually the one with the most main event wins. It's cool to have a few more than him this year. I love racing with him and Brian Herbert and C.J. They're great competitors and race you hard and clean every night. You can't ask for more than that."

Johnson, after racing his 360 sprint car and finishing second in Nebraska on Saturday hight, won one of two B-mains to start 12th. He worked his way to sixth before he lost his steering under caution and had to drop out after only seven laps.

Johnson is the only driver to win multiple Wheatshocker titles (2008 and 2010).

"It stinks that C.J. fell out, because I've never won a race C.J. has been in," Bubak said. "He's probably the best out here. I want to win one he's actually in. But a big thanks to Myers Engines (of Ness City). On a flat-out track like that, it takes some horsepower, and we got it from them."

Feature results

1 Jake Bubak 2 Luke Cranston 3 Brian Herbert 4 Zach Blurton 5 Steven Richardson 6 Ty Williams - rocketing from 16th to win the Keizer Aluminum Wheels hard charger award 7 Jed Werner 8 Josh Fairbank 9 Jeremy Huish 10 Gavin Stout 11 Ray Seemann 12 Nate Berry 13 Bob Schaeffer 14 Joey Schmidt 15 Mike Hathaway 16 Jordan Randles 17 John Jacob DNF 18 Koby Walters DNF 19 CJ Johnson DNF 20 Keefe Hemel DNF

B1 - Blurton, Jacob, Randles, Hemel, Nate Berry, Kade Hagans, Kevin Schramek, Luke Lucero, Cody Lampe

B2 - Johnson, Stout, Williams, Schaeffer, Hathaway, Mike Taylor, Jared Kern, Aaron Ploussard, Kaden Taylor - DNS

Heat race winners - Blurton, Stout, Jacob

Winner of the Ozark Mountain custom BBQ grill sponsored by Federated Auto Parts and S & W supply was Luke Cranston with a 3 night total points of 440.

 

 

Cranston takes first night of URSS Wheatshocker

By NICK SCHWIEN

nschwien@dailynews.net

There might have been a bit of apprehension in the mind of Luke Cranston.

t had been a long time since the sprint car driver from Plains had a good run at RPM Speedway in Hays.

And earlier this season, Cranston — who grew up in Ness City — flipped his 305 sprint car at RPM.

On Saturday night, though, Cranston waited out a lengthy rain delay and washed away any ill thoughts by winning the first night of the United Rebel Sprint Series Wheatshocker Nationals.

“We haven’t had a real good run at Hays for, well, I don’t know, probably eight years maybe,” said Cranston, who races a 305 and 360 sprint car. “Back in about 2006, I did pretty good in the 360. We ran about fourth, which is about as good as we’ve ever done up here. We’ve been really fast, and I’ve screwed it up. And we’ve had some really bad luck. It was nice to get that monkey off our back and finally do something.”

Cranston dominated Saturday night’s 25-lap feature and kept his car clean — minus mud — during five cautions.

“We’ve got an awesome Myers motor in there, and Kirk had the setup nailed tonight,” Cranston said. “We made some changes after the heat race, which in southwest Kansas, you don’t do it very often — which is free the car up.We freed the car up and made it work a lot better. If I could hit the line right, it was just rocket-fast.”

With a big cushion built up around the outside of the track, several drivers found the berm a hindrance. Not Cranston.

He started third in the feature and trailed only pole-sitter John Webster after the first lap. On lap six, Cranston used the high line in turn four to fly to the front.

“I was afraid it wasn’t going to dry out enough for us to be able to do anything,” Cranston said. “Then it would have been follow the leader. But they did a great job. Rod (Bencken) and his crew did a great job with the track and getting it going with the rain. I can’t say enough about that. But I was worried that we weren’t going to get it going. We kind of had that outside working in three and four. We made that work for the pass for the lead. The car felt fast, but it made me feel good after that when I talked to Kirk on the red flag and he said we were doing really good. Then I could relax a little bit and just drive the car.”

Cranston bolted away from the field, even after the numerous restarts.

Ray Seemann, who started outside the front row, passed Webster for second on lap 12, and Brian Herbert moved into third on lap 15.

The fourth caution of the night — which resulted in a red flag — did the most damage. J.D. Johnson hit the large cushion in turn four and shot into the wall. He then was hit by Coby Pearce, severely damage both cars.

“The red helped me a bunch,” Seemann said. “We were way too tight. I hate to see those guys get tore up. But when the crew came out to make adjustments, I needed that bad.”

Seemann was faster after the delay to clean up the wreckage, but he still didn’t have enough to stick with Cranston.

“We didn’t have anything for Luke,” Seemann said. “Boy, he was fast in the corners. He was smoking.

“If we could have got in lap traffic and he would have gotten choked up, maybe we could have had him. But in free air, he was gone.”

Seemann finished second, followed by Herbert and Steven Richardson.

Jake Bubak, who was fifth on lap 15 before getting too high in turn two and falling off the track, rallied from the back of the pack to finish fifth.

Koby Walters was sixth, followed by 18th-starting Josh Fairbank — who won Friday night at WaKeeney Speedway — Webster, Joey Schmidt and Jed Werner.

The top 10 automatically locked themselves into Sunday night’s main event, that paid $2,000 to win.

A main 1. Luke Cranston 2. Ray Seeman 3. Brian Herbert 4. Steven Richardson 5. Jake Bubak 6. Koby Walters 7. Josh Fairbanks 8. John Webster 9. Joey Schmidt 10. Jed Werner 11. Jeremy Huish 12. Mike Hathoway 13. Gavin Stout 14. Zach Blurton 15. John Jacob 16. Kade Hagans 17. Taylor Velasquez DNF 18. JD Johnson DNF 19. Coby Pearce DNF 20. Ty Williams DNF Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger Award goes to Josh Fairbanks moving up 11 spots. Josh started in 18th place and finished 7th.

B1 Finish 1. Jake Bubak 2. Jed Werner 3. Jeremy Huish 4. Kade Hagans 5. John Jacob 6. Mike Taylor 7. Justin Schwein 8. Darren Berry 9. Luke Lucero 10. Aaron Plousard 11. Kaden Taylor DNS B2 Finish 1. Coby Pearce 2. Gavin Stout 3. Joey Schmidt 4. Josh Fairbanks 5. Mike Hathoway 6. Bob Schaeffer 7. Kevin Schramek 8. Jordan Randles DNS 9. Lance Davis DNS 10. Adam Trimple DNS Heat Winners H1 Steven Richardson H2 Brian Herbert H3 Ray Seeman H4 Ty Williams

 

 

Bayer Blasts to First Win of Season

Cody Morris Lucas Oil POWRi West Official Release

Saturday, July 12th Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The Western reps of Performance Open Wheel Racing, Inc. made their way to the whirling confines of Tornado Alley, their sixth visit to I-44 Riverside in the first full year of POWRi West.

An increased effort on surface preparation paid off and fans were treated to some savvy moves on the 1/5th mile red clay oval despite the near 100 degree temperatures and a wild 2nd heat race sent signs for what was to come in the 25 lap main event before a rapidly increasing fan base for the first year series.

Bixby’s Kevin Bayer had put the Jet Motorsports #91B into the lead in six separate POWRi West ventures this year without a win, but courtesy an impressive win in heat race #2, earned the pole position starting spot with West point leader and two time streaker Alex Sewell alongside.

Bayer won the dog fight to lead lap one and proceeded to match the feat each round, but Sewell stayed within striking distance, never allowing Bayer to truly settle in.

While the lead pair timed their marks, the action 100 feet back grew intense in the latter stages as Guthrie’s Michelle Decker led a pack of pilots feasting on both upper and lower grooves.

That grew into a five way battle between Decker, series promoter Eric Fenton, Owasso’s Ty Hulsey, Olathe, Kansas’ Tyler Nelson, and Piedmont sensation Grady Chandler.

Nelson was the first to find the high side and as he began pressing Chandler, the 14 year old moved up with him. As the pair advanced amongst Hulsey, Fenton, and Decker it became a true 5 way battle for third with each pilot opting for different lines on ether side of the track in search for advantage.

Back up front, Sewell waited patiently for any slip from Bayer, but Bayer completed a wire to wire run for his first win of the season aboard the EcoTec powered Jet Motorsports #91B. Side note - Bayer turned around just 30 minutes later and ousted local winged micro action as well from the tail of the field, before scoring third in Outlaw action at the end of his journey, delivering two wins and three podiums total to his camp!

Sewell settled for 2nd as he enters the home stretch in his bid for the Lucas Oil POWRi West championship.

That battle for third was extremely intense late and Grady Chandler showed his mettle, battling by Decker for third in the final laps to earn his first podium finish in just his third career Midget start. Decker ran fourth with Owasso’s Ty Hulsey taking a hard fought fifth.

Fenton once challenged Decker for third, but ultimately came in 6th amongst the beautiful chaos and Tyler Nelson, making the 5+ hour one way haul from east Kansas, put on a high flying show to be remembered for the next 4 weeks in his 7th place run.

Edmond’s Matt Johnson crossed the 25th round in 8th with Hurricane Hannah Adair claiming ninth and Texans Doug McCune and Jordan McPherson completing the finish.

The Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series takes a few weeks off to cool off before rebounding with two more runs at The Only 200 MPH Dirt Track in the World on August 9th and September 6th. The series then dances up the Turner Turnpike to Tulsa’s Port City Raceway on Saturday, September 28th before capping a sensational opening campaign with the 2nd Annual Twister Nationals at I-44 Riverside Speedway on October 10-11.

The Lucas Oil POWRi West promoting team, racers, and fans all extend our heartfelt thanks to the partners that have supported us in becoming the premier wingless open wheel series in the region, special thanks to IRaceTv, Factor One Racing, Fenton Graphics, Boss Chassis, MudX, Rod End Supply, KBR Performance, Tulsa Gas Technologies, The Dirty Knuckle Tavern, and of course our premier sponsor Lucas Oil.

For more information regarding the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series, Find, Like and Follow POWRi West on Facebook and Twitter, or visitwww.powri.com

Lucas Oil POWRi West A Feature (25 laps): 1. 91B Kevin Bayer (1); 2. 8 Alex Sewell (2); 3. 29s Grady Chandler (7); 4. 4m Michelle Decker (5); 5. 21 Ty Hulsey (10); 6. 14E Eric Fenton (4); 7. 88 Tyler Nelson (9); 8. 85 Matt Johnson (3); 9. 23 Hannah Adair (6); 10. 9u Doug McCine (11); 11. 7x Jordan McPherson (8); DNS: 17 Travis Scott Lap Leaders: Kevin Bayer 1-25

Factor One Racing Hard Charger: Ty Hulsey +5 KBR Performance/ Boss Chassis Hard Luck - Travis Scott Rod End Supply Award - Hannah Adair Dirty Knuckle Tavern 100 bonus cash - Tyler Nelson Autoglass Unlimited 25 bonus cash - Eric Fenton / Jordan McPherson Mud X award - Doug McCune

 

 

Fairbank Wins URSS Nationals at Wakeeney

WaKEENEY -- The car was fast in the heat race, so Josh Fairbank decided not to make any changes.

Instead, he sat back and relaxed as much as any racer can.

And at the end of the night, Fairbank was all smiles once again. The driver of the No. 51 sprint car won his first United Rebel Sprint Series feature of the year Friday night at WaKeeney Speedway.

While Fairbank didn't win his heat, he knew he had something special in his car. He ended up proving it, besting a field of top-notch drivers in the 30-lap main event.

"I think so," Fairbank said about having the car to beat. "I wish we could have started farther in our heat race, but it felt good coming from eighth to third. And getting around C.J. (Johnson) like that, I knew we had something for them. We didn't change anything going out for the A-main, and it was perfect."

Fairbank made the night perfect with his trip to the winner's circle, where he was swarmed by family, friends and his crew.

"When you go out in your heat race and you have (Darren) Berry and C.J. and J.D. (Johnson), you know it's tough," Fairbank said. "All the heats were stacked. To come out and win one on these guys, it puts you up on a pedestal right now."

Fairbank started outside the front row, alongside rookie Jeremy Huish in the feature. It didn't take him long to jump to the lead, grabbing it by the first turn.

Then, he had to hold on and wait out the cautions.

The first came when Zac Taylor bumped tires with another driver. His sprint car hit the front-stretch wall and rolled. He then was tagged by Koby Walters, ending both drivers' nights and bringing out the red flag.

"It seemed forever," Fairbank said. "On the red, I was just talking to myself, saying, 'Calm down. Calm down.' I knew I was ahead by quite a ways, but the cautions kept coming. I knew I had a good lead on them, but the cautions kept bunching us up. It was a long one. I'm glad it's over."

That red flag erased Fairbank's large lead and put Luke Cranston and J.D. Johnson right on his tail.

J.D. Johnson got around Cranston on the restart as Ty Williams closed in on Cranston for the third-place spot.

Meanwhile, C.J. Johnson -- who started 11th after winning one of two B-mains -- made his way to fourth on lap 10.

But Williams recaptured the position on the next lap.

"He was stuck," Williams said about Fairbank. "He was running my line that I found early to get around a few cars. I thought it was going away, but it was still working for him. That's all the way the cars are set up. It looked to me his car was a little tighter than the way we had ours. But racing down in Oklahoma, I've learned a lot of things that have helped me get a little bit faster. We kind of put some of that to use tonight, and it worked."

J.D. Johnson's night ended on lap 16 when his engine failed, ending a solid night.

By lap 22, Fairbank worked his way to a two-second advantage over Cranston in second place. Then the third caution flew.

"I had no idea," Fairbank said about his big lead. "I was trying to change it up in the corner, change my marks, made sure I hit different marks each time. I figured as long as they couldn't time me, I would be all right."

Fairbank pulled away again on the final restart, cruising to the win and a $1,000 payout.

Williams inched by Cranston on the backstretch on the restart and held on to second for the final seven laps.

"But I already had committed," Williams said about riding the edge on the backside of the track to make the pass. "So one of us had to give. There was enough room in there. From where everyone is sitting, it looks like there's not much there. But these cars aren't very wide. When you see an opportunity like that, you have to take it when the track is like that."

Cranston held on to finish third, and C.J. Johnson was fourth. Steven Richardson rounded out the top five.

1 Josh Fairbank 2 Ty Williams 3 Luke Cranston 4 CJ Johnson 5 Steven Richardson 6 Zach Blurton 7 Jake Bubak 8 Ray Seemann 9 Taylor Velasquez 10 Brian Herbert 11 Darren Berry 12 Gavin Stout 13 Lance Davis 14 Adam Trimble 15 Coby Pearce 16 John Webster 17 Jeremy Huish 18 JD Johnson DNF 19 Koby Walters DNF 20 Zac Taylor DNF

 

 

Brown completes Brighton hat-trick with SOS

By Clayton Johns

BRIGHTON (July 13, 2014) – Mitch Brown (No.10b Haldex) led all 25 laps for his third straight win at Brighton Speedway with the Southern Ontario Sprints on Saturday night. Brown started on the pole after earning top qualifier and pulling the pole during the redraw on the frontstretch in front of the Brighton Speedway fans.

Brown dueled with Glenn Styres (No.0 O’Neil’s Farm Equipment) early on as he got by front row starter Paul Pekkonen (No.98 All Out Performance) on the opening lap. The race was slowed quickly on lap two as Chris Jones (No.11J Jones Automotive) rolled to a stop in turn one after contact with the frontstretch wall resulted in a broken front end.

Brown and Styres once again broke away from the rest of the field once the green flag waved again. Another caution at lap three was for a spinning Jamie Turner (No.11T Hank’s Discount Smokes) in turn three. Turner did not return. Kyle Fraser (No.01) drew a yellow one lap later after sliding to the infield in turn three following contact on the backstretch.

Once the race restarted, Styres tried to challenge Brown by moving down to the bottom. On lap seven, Styres attempted a slide job in turn four, but couldn’t get in front of Brown and slid over the cushion. The mistake allowed Brown to grow his lead until he made a similar mistake exiting turn two on lap 10. That brought Styres within two cars lengths.

The two drivers reached some dicey situations in lapped traffic on lap 11. Brown was forced to move to the bottom on a pair of occasions while Styres followed suit.

At the halfway mark, Rick Wilson (No.42w Riverside Bar & Grill) spun to the turn three infield, and Shawn Sliter (No.71s) tipped on his side in turn four to cause a red flag.

The restart led to 12 green flag laps to close out the race. On lap 16, Brown and Styres had separated from the top-five by a full straightaway. A four-car battle began to shape up for the final three spots in the top-five. Keith Dempster (No.5 Renway Energy), Pekkonen, Dain Naida (No.07x Townline Variety), and Justin Martin (No.7m Vortex Insulation) raced within a two car lengths of each other.

As Brown held off Styres through lapped traffic, Dempster secured the third spot and Pekkonen ran fourth. Naida stole the fifth spot away from Martin in the latter half of the race to complete the top-five.

Brown’s win extends his Brighton streak to three and he remains the only Sprint Car victor at the speedway this season.

In heat race action, an incident in heat two caused damage to a trio of cars after Brad Lodge (No.2 RBM Carriers) and Cory Turner (No.19 KT Tobacco) made contact after the initial green. Sliter was collected in the incident as well, but all three cars were able to start the feature. In heat three, Charlie Sandercock (No.57 Excel Tower Service) flipped in turn one after losing a right rear tire. The damage to the rear-end and the top wing was too severe for Sandercock to make the feature.

The Southern Ontario Sprints are back in action on Saturday, August 2 at South Buxton Raceway before returning to Brighton on August 9.

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Entries: Race 7 – Brighton Speedway – July 12, 2014

0 Glenn Styres – Ohsweken, Ont. 01 Kyle Frasen – White Lake, Ont. 07x Dain Naida – Tecumseh, MI 2 Brad Lodge – Stouffville, Ont. 5 Keith Dempster – Alton, Ont. 7M Justin Martin – St.Thoman, Ont. 10b Mitch Brown – Brantford, Ont. 10c Bob Crawford – Sutton, Ont. 11j Chris Jones – Picton, Ont. 11t Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre, Ont. 15 Mike Ferrell – London, Ont. 15aw April Wilson – Joyceville, Ont. 19 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre, Ont. 25 Warren Mahoney – Lefroy, Ont. 42w Rick Wilson – Joycevill, Ont. 57 Charlie Sandercock – Carrying Place, Ont. 66 Frank Baranowski – Hamilton, Ont. 71s Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne, Ont. 84 Tyler Rand – Picton, Ont. 98 Paul Pekkonen – Brockville, Ont.

Heat 1 Results (8 Laps – Top 3 to Redraw) 1. 10b Mitch Brown (1) 2. 84 Tyler Rand (2) 3. 0 Glenn Styres (4) 4. 7m Justin Martin (3) 5. 07x Dain Naida (6) 6. 11t Jamie Turner (7) 7. 25 Warren Mahoney (5)

Heat 2 Results (8 Laps – Top 3 to Redraw) 1. 01 Kyle Fraser (3) 2. 5 Keith Dempster (7) 3. 15 Mike Ferrell (6) 4. 66 Frank Baranowski (5) 5. 2 Brad Lodge DNF (1) 6. 19 Cory Turner DNF (2) 7. 71 Shawn Sliter DNF (4)

Heat 3 Results (8 Laps – Top 3 to Redraw) 1. 11J Chris Jones (4) 2. 42w Rick Wilson (3) 3. 98 Paul Pekkonen (1) 4. 10c Bob Crawford (2) 5. 57 Charlie Sandercock DNF (6) 6. 15aw April Wilson DNF (5)

Sanderson’s Tire and Automotive Southern Ontario Sprints A-Main (25 Laps): 1. 10b Mitch Brown (1) 2. 0 Glenn Styres (4) 3. 5 Keith Dempster (6) 4. 07x Dain Naida (13) 5. 98 Paul Pekkonen (2) 6. 7m Justin Martin (10) 7. 84 Tyler Rand (5) 8. 25 Warren Mahoney (15) 9. 42w Rick Wilson (9) 10. 71s Shawn Sliter (19) 11. 10c Bob Crawford (12) 12. 15 Mike Ferrell (7) 13. 19 Cory Turner (18) 14. 66 Frank Baranowski (11) 15. 2 Brad Lodge (16) 16. 01 Kyle Fraser DNF (8) 17. 11t Jamie Turner DNF (14) 18. 11j Chris Jones DNF (3) 19. 15aw April Wilson (DNS) (17) 20. 57 Charlie Sandercock (DNS)

The Southern Ontario Sprints 2014 season is proudly presented by Speedway Motors, Wiseco Pistons, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum, Imagefactor.ca Motorsport Designs and Photography, Kreitz Oval Track Parts, Canadian Motorsports Expo, Sanderson’s Tire and Automotive, and OnDirtRacingNews.com.

Find the Southern Ontario Sprints online at www.southernontariosprints.com. For live updates, race results and more, follow the SOS on Twitter @SOSsprints. Find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SouthernOntarioSprints.

Photos courtesy of Rod Henderson, www.canadianracer.com.

 

 

Open Wheel Nationals offers Mega-Thrills St. Croix Falls, WI, July 11 and 12, 2014

by Greg Parent and Terry Lehnertz

St. Croix Valley Raceway hosted its third annual Open Wheel Nationals, Friday and Saturday night, July 11 and 12. All four classes in competition for the annual event saw incredible action and excitement. Three, four, and sometimes even five-wide racing was taking place all weekend long at the racy quarter-mile bullring, featuring a bevy of last lap passes and an opening night photo-finish.

The night one WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature saw defending OWN champion Josh Bazey bring the 20-car field to green alongside of fourth heat race winner Justin Oestreich. Oestreich went to the point early, followed by Bazey and Mitch Weiss. Coming up fast was eighth starting Cory Crapser, who was up to fourth with two laps in, and he charged past Bazey and Weiss by lap four. A quarter of a mile later, Crapser dispatched Oestreich for the lead. Behind Crapser, Oestreich, Denis Czech, Weiss, Bazey and Jason VandeKamp were all vying for position. Things settled down in the second half of the race, with the exception of Joe Chaplin Jr., who was charging hard. Chaplin failed to finish his heat race, and raced from last to first in the B-feature. Starting in the ninth row of the A-main, Chaplin cracked the top ten prior to halfway and blasted up to fifth on a late race restart. At the double checkers it was Crapser winning the opening night feature for his second Valley victory in the space of three weeks. Behind the #07 of Crapser were Oestreich, VandeKamp, Bazey and Chaplin.

Passing was the order of the night through most of the Advantage RV Modified Tour main event, with four top ten finishers qualifying through the B-feature. Fourth heat race winner Keith Tourville and Brandon Jensen brought the field to green with Jensen and first heat race winner Buzzy Adams setting the early pace with frenzied three-wide action behind them. An eight car pile-up brought out the yellow for the third time just four laps in, but the three-wide action resumed on the restart, with Mike Stearns joining Jensen and Adams in the battle up front. Adams started to take control and gained a few car lengths over Jensen, while Stearns was diligently working his low groove. By lap eight, Stearns and Jensen swapped spots and Stearns set to reel in Adams. Just past the halfway mark, the leaders tangled in turn three, resulting in Stearns being sent to the rear on the restart. Back under green Adams took control again, while Dale Mathison and Matt Leer battled for second. Eventually, Jesse Glenz and Jason Grimes – who had each qualified through the B-feature – joined the fray making it a four car battle for second. Adams went on to win the opening night feature ahead of Jensen, who got hot again late in the race to take second over Glenz, Grimes and Andy Jones, another racer who came through the B-feature.

Two Upper Midwest Sprintcar Series victories in the same week in two different cars is nothing unusual for veteran racer Brooke Tatnell. The thrilling manner in which his 27th career UMSS win came on Friday night July 11 at the Open Wheel Nationals certainly was not something race fans have the privilege of watching every night though. Back in the familiar white #14 Nelson sprinter, Tatnell put on a show for the fans coming from the 18th starting position to sit in the Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup/Rock Auto Victory Lane at the 1/4 mile St. Croix Valley Raceway when the final checkers waved. When Tatnell forgot to scale following his heat race, it meant the "Awesome Aussie" who now resides in Forest Lake would have to come from the back in both his Challenge race and the main event. Tatnell tuned up for the feature by racing from 10th to 4th in the Challenge, then started 18th in the feature. The three heats for the 20 cars on hand were won by 2013 UMSS Champion Chris Graf, Altoona, Iowa driver Carson McCarl, and Cam Schafer, who was doing double duty for the weekend in both sprint car divisions. Following Challenge race victories by young Gunner Cummings and versatile racer from nearby Deer Park, Rick Kobs, Graf ended up the high point earner. Graf drew the five pill for the feature race invert. This meant that Schafer and Kobs would occupy the front row. At the drop of the green, many fans were watching Tatnell figuring he was going to be one motivated driver coming through the field. Kobs led the first ten laps, as the race was slowed once under caution with six laps in. Tatnell was up to seventh in just six laps! McCarl challenged Kobs for the lead following the restart and took the top spot on lap 11. Two laps later contact on the front stretch between Kobs and the lapped car of Dave Becker saw Becker slide sideways. Rookie racer Jamey Ogston got collected in the accident, causing heavy damage to his car and Becker's sprinter. Kobs also limped into the infield area, as all three cars were out of action. Tatnell was now sitting in fifth place. Two laps later he advanced to fourth with the leaders in sight. The third and final caution blinked on with 19 laps scored for a spin in turn four. This set the stage for a six lap shootout to the checkers between McCarl and Tatnell. On lap 21, Tatnell edged by McCarl for the lead. McCarl battled hard to regain the top spot, but Tatnell was just too strong. McCarl had to settle for second. A very impressive run by rookie Ryan Bowers saw the #199 car equal his career-best third place finish in just his 11th start in a winged sprint. Graf and Schafer completed the top five. Commenting after the races, Tatnell stated, "We're committed to race at Knoxville tomorrow night, but if they rain out early enough I want to be back here and try for a weekend sweep. It's a blast racing with these guys, and the level of competition has definitely gotten better since when I first started running with the UMSS."

It did not take Mike Mueller long to earn his third career UMSS Traditional sprint car feature win. In fact, it took just five days to be exact. Coming off his second career UMSS win at Proctor Speedway last Sunday night, Mueller held off Jimmy Kouba by mere inches for his first St. Croix Valley Raceway win in a non-winged sprint and his second consecutive in the series. The finish was so close that Mueller stated afterwards, "I wasn't sure that I had won until they signaled me to go to Victory Lane. I saw Jimmy Kouba alongside of me racing to the checkers. Wow that was a fun race." Mueller was joined by his father Herb and crew in Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup Victory Lane to celebrate his inaugural SCVR sprint car win. With 18 non-winged Traditional sprints signed in, equaling the series record for most cars on hand, three 10 lap heats were run using the usual passing and finishing point system. Rookie Jon Lewerer along with Johnny Parsons III and current point leader Cam Schafer won the heats. Schafer ended up being the high point driver, and much to his chagrin, he drew the #8 pill for the feature race invert. Mike Mueller and Jake Kouba sat on the front row for the 25 lap main event. Kouba, who has been running extremely strong during the past several races, took the early lead. The race was slowed after one lap for a spin and then again after two laps for a crash in turn two. Chase Viebrock got sideways and collected Parsons and 2011 TSCS Champion Kevin Bradwell. The cars of Parsons and Bradwell suffered extensive damage in the accident and were done for the night. Viebrock restarted at the tail but only lasted one lap before he pulled off with damage sustained to his car in the crash. Jake Kouba meanwhile opened up a comfortable lead over Mueller and Rob Caho, Jr. when the race went green again. The third and final caution flew with 11 laps scored when Scott Brandt bounced off the turn two wall and stopped. Caho got on the binders and pitched his car sideways but still slid into Brandt's car. The resulting contact pinched off a header on Caho's car and he retired to the infield. It appeared that the top lane was starting to work for Caho, but his night was over. Two laps after the restart, leader Jake Kouba suddenly pulled off the turn one exit with smoke and steam coming from his 2K sprinter. It was later discovered that the radiator cap had come off, ending his bid for his second win. Mueller sped past, as the race stayed under the green flag. With Jake Kouba out of the race, his father Jimmy Kouba began closing the gap on Mueller. Soon it was a two car battle up front. Jimmy Kouba tried several times to get by Mueller, as the pair raced clean for the lead. On the final lap, it was a drag race off turn four to the checkers with Mueller winning by the closest of margins. Kouba settled for second but during post-race tech his car was disqualified for that pesky illegal carburetor booster height infraction.

Feature action for night two of the Open Wheel Nationals started with what should have been thought impossible. The UMSS Traditional Sprints topped the ultra-exciting finish of the previous night’s race by stretching the tension over the entire 25 laps and including six cars in the race-long battle for the win. Following an opening lap caution, the feature ran nonstop to the checkers. The outcome was not determined until two-time and defending series champion Rob Caho, Jr. of Wyoming, MN pulled off a last lap, last corner pass coming out of turn four to the checkers! Rookie driver Mike Walters had been absolutely impressive in this race, leading 24 3/4 laps of the feature only to lose out to Caho in the waning moments coming to the finish. For Caho, it was his fourth win of the season and 19th career TSCS triumph. In his post-race interview from Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup Victory Lane, Caho stated, "I saw the two to go signal and figured I better not be a pansy and get up on the steering wheel if I wanted to win this deal." Get up on the wheel he did, as the high groove was to Caho's liking as it is on many race nights. The crowd went wild as Caho powered around the top side in turns 3-4 while Walters held to his line that he had run the entire race about a car length or so above the bottom. For the second night in a row, the outcome was in doubt to the checkers. You just cannot get much better racing in any division for that matter, than what was witnessed by fans in the TSCS sprints at the 2014 edition of the Open Wheel Nationals. After point leader Cam Schafer and Jimmy Kouba won the heat races, Schafer earned the right to pull the invert pill. Schafer drew a five pill which put Mike Walters and Jimmy Kouba on the front row for the feature. The caution blinked on before one lap could be completed when Chase Viebrock, Johnny Parsons III and Jeff Pellersels tangled in turn four. All cars were able to restart, but Parsons dropped out a few laps later. The race would then run nonstop to the checkers, as Walters held a narrow lead for most of the race with six cars in the lead pack. Positions changed hands before Walters on several occasions as the laps clicked off under green. Jimmy Kouba challenged for the lead, then Caho took a peak up top, and then Schafer was in the battle. Mike Mueller and Jake Kouba also were in the lead pack. Coming to the white flag, Caho was gaining ground up top and had moved past Schafer into second a few laps earlier. Caho roared around the high side at both ends of the track while Walters was steady and strong in the lower groove he had been running throughout the race. As Caho powered off turn four on the final lap, the blue #78 slipped by the white #27 with the crowd cheering. Caho crossed the line about a car length ahead for the win. Walters certainly caught the attention of fans and fellow drivers with his strong performance. Schafer, Jimmy Kouba, Mueller and Jake Kouba completed the top six. Another rookie competitor, Alex Peper also turned in a very solid effort with a seventh place finish followed by Viebrock, Josh Hendrickson and Mike Haseltine.

Night two for the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds had Dan Wheeler and third heat race winner John Remington sitting on the front row with Remington showing the way at the start. Justin Oestreich followed Remington through lap four, and took over the point on the fifth circuit. Jason VandeKamp took over second on lap eight, followed by Mitch Weiss, Cory Crapser, Tony Schill and Jason Schill. Crapser gained third at the crossed flags while Oestreich continued to lead over VandeKamp. Inside of ten laps to go, the top two exchanged positions and Oestreich briefly drifted back to third. When Crapser was unable to continue after a late caution, Oestreich was back up to second. At the end of 25 laps, VandeKamp claimed his second Open Wheel Nationals title and third OWN feature win over Oestreich, Jason Schill, Travis Saurer and Tony Schill.

With the IRA 410 Outlaw Sprints rained out at Rice Lake Speedway, Scotty Thiel and his team decided to head over to the St. Croix Valley Raceway on Saturday July 12 and pull their 360 sprint car out of the hauler in an attempt to repeat his Open Wheel Nationals title from last year. At the end of the night, the young Sheboygan racer once again was "The Real Deal" at the 1/4 mile bullring winning in his second appearance of the season with the UMSS. Thiel celebrated with his crew following his eighth career UMSS victory in Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup/Rock Auto Victory Lane to conclude the UMSS portion of the this popular annual event. Commenting after the win, Thiel stated, "We are racing with the IRA full-time this season and running wherever we can when they don't race. With Rice Lake raining out early, it was an easy decision to head over here and race with the UMSS at a track where we have had success in the past. The UMSS always thanks us for racing with them, and that is something we don't always see over on the other side of the state. I have to thank my parents, my awesome crew and all of our sponsors for giving me the opportunity to drive a sprint car. It's a blast!" With the field pared down a few cars from the opening night due to three drivers heading to Knoxville and four cars out of action on account of crash damage or mechanical issues, the fourteen cars on hand ran two heats and two Challenge races to set the lineup for their 25 lap main event. 2013 UMSS Champion Chris Graf of Glencoe won the first heat while 2011-2012 UMSS Champion Jerry Richert, Jr. of Forest Lake topped the second heat. Challenge race victories went to Thiel and rookie Ryan "Showtime" Bowers of Ham Lake. Bowers continues to impress in his first year behind the wheel of a winged sprint car, and he was the high point driver following the usual double round of qualifiers. Bowers found the pill draw to his liking when he pulled the zero pill for a straight-up start based on passing and finishing points from the heats and challenge races. Thiel would line up outside Bowers on the front row. Thiel left little doubt in anyone's mind that he would be the car to beat, as he blasted to the early lead on the second start attempt following a caution on the opening lap when Cam Schafer spun in turn four. Schafer would restart tail-end and make an impressive charge through the field though. A stretch of 22 laps of green flag racing saw Thiel pull out to a commanding lead while Graf garnered the runner-up spot on lap 8 from Bowers. With Schafer coming all the way from the tail to battle Graf for second, his bid for a victory came to an end up when he sat sideways in turn four with steam coming from under the hood with 22 laps scored. Thiel's big lead was erased with Graf and Bowers now right behind him. Thiel was able to hold off Graf over the final three circuits for the win. Graf, Bowers, 12th starter Cody Hahn, and Chad Patterson completed the top five. For Patterson, the 2011 UMSS Co-Rookie of the Year, it was his best career finish in a winged sprint and he and his dad wore big smiles on their faces after the races.

Facing a 40-lap marathon, Andy Jones sat on the pole alongside of Scott Splittstoesser for the big Advantage RV Modified Tour headliner. At the drop of the green, Splittstoesser used the early preferred higher groove to set the early pace in front of Jones, Dale Mathison, Jason Haugerud, 2012 OWN champion Dave Cain and eighth starting Jesse Glenz. Splittstoesser was strong down the middle while Jones was building momentum off a high cushion, which finally bore fruit for Jones on lap seven as he took over the point. By lap ten, Glenz worked the low groove up to second – then the leaders set out on a nearly 20-lap high-low battle for the ages. Lap after lap after lap Advantage RV tour announcer Larry Nelson bellowed the phrase “side-by-side” over the PA system. Each time the Jones/Glenz duo crossed the start-finish line, Jones’ advantage could only be measured in eye-blinks. With twelve laps remaining, the slightest hiccup finally changed the dynamic…Jones jumped the cushion in turn two. That tiny opening was all Glenz needed to wrest firm control of the point and he immediately set out to stretch his lead. Distracted by the epic battle for the lead, many fans missed equally exciting battles through the field, like the nearly identical high-low tussle for third between Dave Mass and Friday night’s hard-luck runner, Mike Stearns. Stearns started tenth on the grid and methodically worked towards the front to do battle with Mass, and later Jason Grimes. In the waning laps, Jones drifted back to the battle for third and Stearns used traffic to move up to second in the last few hundred feet of the race. The forty laps ended with a jubilant Glenz celebrating the win on just his second night ever at St. Croix Valley Raceway. Behind Stearns, Jones, Grimes and Mass completed the top five, capping off a dazzling, thrill-filled weekend at The Valley.

Regular weekly competition returns to SCVR this weekend along with the NVSR vintage race cars. More details and information may be found on the track’s website, www.SCVRaceway.com, as well as their Facebook page.

Open Wheel Nationals results, night one – July 11 Advantage RV Modified Tour A Feature – Kevin Adams, Brandon Jensen, Jesse Glenz, Jason Grimes, Andy Jones, Dave Cain, Matt Gilbertson, Jake Miller, Larry Zeller, Travis Saurer, Jason Voigt, Jason Haugerud, Matt Leer (DNF), Dale Mathison (DNF), Mike Stearns (DNF), Chet Atkinson (DNF), Dave Mass (DNF), Johnny Broking (DNF), Doug Gustafson (DNF), Keith Tourville (DNF) B Feature – Jason Haugerud, Jesse Glenz, Jason Grimes, Jake Miller, Andy Jones, Chet Atkinson, Travis Saurer, Jason Voigt, Adam Ayotte, Bob Broking (DNF), Jayson Good (DNF), Tim Baxter (DNS) Heat 1 – Adams, Leer, Mass, Miller, Ayotte, Baxter Heat 2 – Cain, Johnny Broking, Gustafson, Jason Haugerud, Grimes, Atkinson Heat 3 – Zeller, Jensen, Gilbertson, Jones, Voigt, Good (DNF) Heat 4 – Tourville, Stearns, Mathison, Glenz, Bob Broking, Travis Saurer

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds A Feature – Cory Crapser, Justin Oestreich, Jason VandeKamp, Joe Chaplin Jr., Denis Czech, Andy Jones, Mitch Weiss, Doug Toepper, Kyle Hallin, Tony Schill, Shane Gerwing, Tyler English, Jason Schill (DNF), Travis Saurer (DNF), John Remington (DNF), Jacob Toepper (DNF), Eric Gadach (DNF), Alan Bohlman (DNF), Jason Hall (DNS), Josh Bazey (DQ) B Feature – Joe Chaplin Jr., Kyle Hallin, John Remington, Tyler English, Elizabeth Toepper, James Giossi, Kevin Marlett, Cory Bruggeman, Tim Baxter, David Mastell, Robert Ellsworth, Colbie Gallipo, Travis Taylor, Jared Gorka (DNF), Greg Arnt (DNS), Jesse Krause (DNS) Heat 1 –Bazey, Crapser, VandeKamp, Gerwing, Elizabeth Toepper, Gallipo (DNF), Bruggeman (DNF), Krause (DNF) Heat 2 – Weiss, Czech, Hall, Gadach, Hallin, Marlett, English, Gorka (DNF) Heat 3 – Saurer, Tony Schill, Jones, Doug Toepper, Baxter, Mastell, Taylor, Ellsworth (DNF) Heat 4 – Oestreich, Bohlman, Jason Schill, Jacob Toepper, Remington, Giossi, Arnt, Joe Chaplin Jr. (DNF)

UMSS Winged Sprints Alpha Apparel & Promotions Ultimate Sprint Race #1 (7 laps): 20G Chris Graf, 28 John Sernett, 9 Jared Goerges, 10x Jennifer Eriksen, 7M Bob McVitty DNF, 7 Dave Becker DNF, 14 Brooke Tatnell DQ. Meeks Video Ultimate Sprint Race #2 (7 laps): 27 Carlson McCarl, 63 Jerry Richert Jr, 199 Ryan Bowers, 34 Rick Kobs, 34TW Gunner Cummings, 3TK Tony Kaus, 37 Sye Anderson. Track Rat Photos Ultimate Sprint Race #3 (6 laps): 5c Cam Schafer, 23 Cody Hahn, 15 Chad Patterson, 91 Davey Heskin, 03 Jamey Ogston, 5 Anna Kouba. Driverwebsites.com Challenge Race #1 (10 laps): Cummings, Bowers, Heskin, McCarl, Sernett, Eriksen, Hahn, Anderson, Kouba, McVitty DNF. Sprintsource Challenge Race #2 (10 laps): Kobs, Graf, Ogston, Tatnell, Schafer, Patterson, Richert, Goerges, Kaus, Becker. Mastell Brother Trailer Service Feature (25 laps): Tatnell, McCarl, Bowers, Graf, Schafer, Heskin, Richert, Sernett, Goerges, Patterson, Hahn, Anderson, Cummings, Kouba, Kaus, Kobs DNF, Ogston DNF, Becker DNF, Eriksen DNF, McVitty DNS.

UMSS Traditional Sprints Hoosier Racing Tire Heat #1 (10 laps): 69S Jon Lewerer, 55 Joseph Kouba, 78 Rob Caho Jr, 81 Alex Peper, 21 Jimmy Kouba, 23 Jake Hendrickson. Driverwebsites Heat #2 (10 laps): 12 Johnny Parsons III, 50 Chase Viebrock, 27 Mike Walters, 95 Kevin Bradwell, 1 Jeff Pellersels, 17B Eric Becker. Sprintsource.com Heat #3 (10 laps): 54 Cam Schafer, 2K Jake Kouba, 87 Mike Mueller, 7B Scott Brandt, 34 Denny Stordahl, 21J Jori Hughes. Mastell Brothers Trailer Service A Main (25 laps): Mueller, Lewerer, Walters, Joseph Kouba, Hughes, Pellersels DNF, Jake Kouba DNF, Caho DNF, Brandt DNF, Schafer DNF, Becker DNF, Viebrock DNF, Bradwell DNF, Parsons DNF, Jimmy Kouba DQ, Hendrickson DQ, Peper DQ, Stordahl DQ.

Open Wheel Nationals results, night two – July 12 Advantage RV Modified Tour Feature – Jesse Glenz, Mike Stearns, Andy Jones, Jason Grimes, Dave Mass, Dale Mathison, Jason Voigt, Matt Gilbertson, Scott Splittstoesser, Matt Leer, Travis Saurer, Jason Haugerud, Scott Miller, Doug Gustafson, Chet Atkinson (DNF), Dave Cain (DNF), Jake Miller (DNF), Jayson Good (DNF), Keith Tourville (DNF) Heat 1 – Glenz, Jones, Grimes, Stearns, Saurer, Good, Scott Miller (DNF) Heat 2 – Mathison, Haugerud, Voigt, Atkinson, Leer, Tourville (DNF) Heat 3 – Mass, Cain, Splittstoesser, Gilbertson, Jake Miller, Gustafson (DNF) WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds Feature – Jason Vandekamp, Justin Oestreich, Jason Schill, Travis Saurer, Tony Schill, Josh Bazey, Joe Chaplin Jr., Mitch Weisst t Miller, Doug Gustafson, Chet Atkinson (DNF), Dave Cain (DNF), Jake Miller (DNF), Jayson Good (DNF), Keith Tourville (DNF) Heat 1 – Glenz, Jonesp,Grimes,Stearns, Saurer, Good, Scott Miller (DNF) Heat 2 – Mathison, Haugerd, Voigt, Atkinson, Leer, Tourville (DNF) Heat 3 – Mass, Cain, Splittstoesser, Gilbertson, Jake Miller, Gustafson (DNF) UMSS Winged Sprints Mastell Brothers Trailer Service Feature – Scotty Thiel, Chris Graf, Ryan Bowers, Cody Hahn, Chad Patterson, Jared Goerges, Gunner Cummings, Tony Kaus, Jerry Richert Jr. Rick Kobs, John Serenett, Anna Kouba (DNF), Cam Shafer (DNF), Sye Anderson(DNF) Driverwebsites.com Challenge Race 1 – Scotty Thiel, Cam Shafer, Rick Kobs, Sye Anderson, Gunner Cummings, Chris Graf, Anna Kouba Sprintsource.com Challenge Race 2 – Ryan Bowers, Jared Goerges, Tony Kaus, Chad Patterson, Cody Hahn, John Sernett, Jerry Richert Jr. Heat 1 – Graf, Patterson, Cummings, Bowers, Schafer, Sernett, Kouba Heat 2 – Richert Jr., Anderson, Kaus, Thiel, Goerges, Kobs, Hahn UMSS Traditional Sprints Hoosier Racing Tire Heat #1 (10 laps): 54 Cam Schafer, 78 Rob Caho Jr., 87 Mike Mueller, 50 Chase Viebrock, 5 mike Haseltine, 69s Jon Lewerer, 7B Scott Brandt DNF, 21J Jori Hughes DNF. Track Rat Photos Heat #2 (10 laps): 21 Jimmy Kouba, 2K Jake Kouba, , 27 Mike Walters, 1 Jeff Pellersels, 81 Alex Peper, 12 Johnny Parsons III, 23 Josh Hendrickson, 95 Kevin Bradwell. Mastell Brothers Trailer Service A Main (25 laps): Caho, Walters, Schafer, Jimmy Kouba, Mueller, Jake Kouba, Peper, Viebrock, Hendrickson, Haseltine, Lewerer, Pellersels, Brandt, Hughes DNF, Bradwell DNF, Parsons DNF.

 

 

BADGER MIDGET SERIES

“Gehrke outduels Daum to win Lincoln” “Fairbury rained out”

Lincoln, Ill., July 11. – Chett Gehrke edged Zach Daum to win Friday Night’s 30-lap POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Series co-sanctioned feature at Lincoln Speedway. Pole-sitter Parker Price-Miller, paced the first seven laps before Darren Hagen moved into the top position. Daum passed Hagen for the lead on a Lap 14 restart, with Gehrke in fourth position. Gehrke passed Daum for the lead four laps later, and the next lap the caution appeared for a stalled car. Daum passed Gehrke for the lead on the restart. Gehrke regained the lead from Daum five laps later. Gehrke driving the Skip and Diana Matteson-owned Spike/Fontana No. 11 finished ahead of Daum who moved back into the POWRI points lead. Hagen, Austin Brown, and rookie Spencer Bayston completed the top five. A heavy rainfall overnight and continuing into Saturday morning, forced officials to postpone the Saturday Night July 12 co-sanctioned event at the Fairbury (Ill.) American Legion Speedway. RESULTS 30-lap Feature:1. Chett Gehrke; 2. Zach Daum; 3. Darren Hagen; 4. Austin Brown; 5. Spencer Bayston; 6. Parker Price-Miller; 7. Terry Babb; 8. Nick Knepper; 9. Garrett Aitken; 10. Jake Blackhurst; 11. Joe B. Miller; 12. Shane Hollingsworth; 13. Jake Neuman; 14. Robbie Ray; 15. Jacob Patton; 16. Isaac Chapple; 17. Ryan Chriswell; 18. Seth Motsinger; 19. Darren Kingston; 20. Tyler Thomas; 21. Andrew Felker; 22. Colten Cottle. Semi Feature Winner: Bayston. Heat Race Winners: Hagen, Daum, Price-Miller, Patton. Cars Present: 29 Feature Lap Leaders: Price-Miller 1-7, Hagen 8-14, Daum 15-17, Gehrke 18-19, Daum 20-24, Gehrke 25-30. Current Badger Midget Series points: 1. Christopher Bell 545; 2. Tanner Thorson 439; 3. Rico Areu 423; 4. Zach Daum 392; 5. Parker Price-Miller 335; 6. Andrew Felker 333; 7. Darren Hagen 324; 8. Jake Blackhurst 279; 9. Brandon Waelti 216; 10. Scott Hatton 158.|

 

 

FIRST TIME IN VICTORY LANE FOR PROUTY

by Steve Zwemke (HARTFORD, S.D.) -- After a fifth place finish in the Express Copy and Printing Late Model Street Stock point standings in 2013 it appeared almost certain that Billy Prouty was destined for victory lane in the not too distant future. It finally happened for the Alexandria, South Dakota racer on Saturday night when he led the last 14 laps of the A-Main. It didn't come without a fight, however. Defending track champion Travis Schreurs covered Prouty like a blanket for most of the race, even pulling alongside the leader a number of times. Prouty took Schreurs' line away on the high side of the track. Schreurs tried to get by using a lower line but couldn't overtake Prouty. Additionally, Prouty never made a mistake on which Schreurs was able to capitalize. "It was very nerve-wracking. I'm still shaking," Prouty answered after the race. The win came at a great time for Prouty who had his worst finish of the season (14th) a week ago. Rod Barse led the race's first lap and finished third. Meanwhile, Gary Brown, Jr. suffered his second straight DNF. He lost the points lead to Schreurs last week and now trails by 46 points. Prouty passed Cory Yeigh in the standings to move into third. Tommy Barber joined Micah Schliemann as a two-time winner in the Coffee Cup Fuel Stops 360 Sprint Car division. He led all 20 laps on a track that stayed on the heavy side. Ryan Bickett gained on Barber by taking a lower line through turns one and two but Barber caught on as he saw the nose of Bickett's number 17 ride as a caution came out with seven laps to go. Barber used the strategy to stay in front for the rest of the race and win for the first time since May 3. Bickett finished second followed by Eric Lutz, Dusty Ballenger and Joe Riedel. Tim Dann was handed the USRA B-Modified win after Tyler Johnson failed to pass the post-race inspection. Johnson put on quite a show during the race. Coming from the sixth row, he created several three-wide situations, with his number 91 as the middle car! But, a disqualification for an illegal rear suspension gave the win to Tim Dann. Dann had also led part of the race. He started fourth. Dennis Martin and Dave Kennedy were scored in second and third respectively. Martin started ninth. Brock Hess was fifth. He holds a 31 point lead over Martin. It took five laps for Tim Waltner to wrestle the lead away from Travis Vanden Top in the USRA Hobby Stock feature. Derrick Scott was the only other driver to get by Vanden Top. Though fast, he was unable to get by Waltner by the end of the 12 lap race. It was Waltner's first win since opening night and the 29th of his career at I-90 Speedway. Laura Ebbesen was back in victory lane after leading all 10 laps of the Fast Auto Wash Super Chargers A-Main. A caution with three laps to go failed to stop her momentum as she beat Justin Peterson and Michalob Voeltz to the finish line. I-90 Speedway's annual Powder Puff race provided plenty of action. Nine drivers entered this year's event and no fewer than three of them led in the six-lap duel. Kerri Swensen and Jordayn Smith battled door-to-door during the final two laps, even trading paint in the final turn, but Swensen edged Smith at the line. Swensen raced Laura Ebbesen's Super Charger while Smith was in Justin Peterson's car - the same cars that finished one-two in the Super Chargers feature. Friendly's Clark and the Coffee Cup Fuel Stops present racing action this Saturday night. All five Paramount Racing Series divisions are on the schedule with hot laps beginning at 6:30 p.m. and heat races at 7:00. Log onto www.i90speedway.com for more information. Also, like I-90 Speedway on Facebook and follow on Twitter @racei90.

RESULTS SATURDAY, JULY 12, 2014 360 SPRINT CARS A Feature: 1. Tommy Barber, 2. Ryan Bickett, 3. Eric Lutz, 4. Dusty Ballenger, 5. Joe Riedel, 6. John Lambertz, 7. Troy Schreurs, 8. Matt Ziebarth, 9. Jesse Lindbergh, 10 Dale Furby, 11. Kevin Flowers, 12. Zeb Larsen, 13. Justin Glaser Heat Winners: Dusty Ballenger, Troy Schreurs LATE MODEL STREET STOCKS A Feature: 1. Billy Prouty, 2. Travis Schreurs, 3. Rod Barse, 4. Kevin Larson, 5. Matt Jensen, 6. John Hoing, 7. Brylee Gough, 8. Jim Hoing, 9. Cory Yeigh, 10. Kipp De Groot, 11. Zach Van Voorst, 12. Gary Brown Jr., 13. Jared Nelson Heat Winners: Rod Barse, Kipp DeGroot USRA B-MODIFIEDS A Feature: 1. Tim Dann, 2. Dennis Martin, 3. Dave Kenndy, 4. Aaron Wiersma, 5. Brock Hess, 6. Nick Wranek, 7. Nick Barger, 8. Jackson Hale, 9. Doug Wallis, 10. Marty Myers, 11. Tyler Tesch, 12. Chris Goetz, 13. Cameron Vande Weerd, 14. Connor Vande Weerd, 15. Adam Sage, 16. Dustin Kruse, 17. Bryan Park, 18. Rodney Cook, 19. Miah Christensen, 20. Tyler Johnson Heat Winners: Nick Wranek, Brandon Kruse, Tyler Johnson USRA HOBBY STOCKS A Feature: 1. Tim Waltner, 2. Derrick Scott, 3. Travis Vanden Top, 4. Dylan Fitzpatrick, 5. Dustin Gulbrandson, 6. Mike Chaney, 7. Brian Hoing, 8. Zach Olivier, 9. Jason Bradley, 10. James Adams, 11. Matt Grisham, 12. Brian Campbell, 13. Andrew Siemonsma, 14. Michael Weidert Heat Winners: Derrick Scott, Dustin Gulbandson SUPER CHARGERS A Feature: 1. Laura Ebbesen, 2. Justin Peterson, 3. Michalob Voeltz, 4. Josh Downs, 5. Donna Bumann, 6. John McDaugale, 7. Josh Lien, 8. Chad Carpenter Heat Winner: Michalob Voeltz POWDER PUFF A Feature: 1. Kerri Swensen, 2. Jordayn Smith, 3. Wendy Campbell, 4. ReAnn Smith, 5. Amanda Carmondy, 6. LaTonia Florey, 7. Shelby Thomas, 8. Ashley Blake

 

 

BRIGHT PICKS UP WHERE HE LEFT OFF AT BRIDGEPORT

The Amercian Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) midgets returned to action on the Bridgeport Speedway quarter mile for the first time since June of 2011. With one win to his credit this season, Collegeville, PA driver, Alex Bright was looking forward to the return to the Logan Township Speedway where he won his very first ARDC midget feature in May of 2011 - in just his second season of ARDC competition.

It was a reconfigured quarter mile track that awaited the wingless midgets with banking increased earlier this season.

After running some experimental lines during his qualifying event, Bright drew the pole for the start of the twenty-five lap feature event. "I was kind of lucky," Bright related. "By the time I drew, most of the high numbers were already taken."

Bright took the green at the start but immediately was pressured by 2013 ARDC Champion, Trevor Kobylarz. Bright led the first six laps but when he moved up the track on lap seven, it was the opportunity that Kobylarz was looking for as he shot into the lead. Kobylarz led through the half way point of the race with Bright keeping pace with the leader. Brenden Bright ran in third followed by Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. and current ARDC point leader, Steven Drevicki.

The leaders caught up to the back of the pack and had to negotiate their way around the lapped traffic. As the leaders approached the car of Austin Burke, Kobylarz elected the inside while Bright went to the outside. Bright took the lead as Kobylarz made his way around Burke. As Kobylarz pressed to retake the lead on the next circuit, he lost the handle on his Caf Waldorf #1, bringing out the caution on lap fifteen.

Bright raced the distance for this second win of the season with Brenden Bright taking second. Drevicki took over third with five to go to finish ahead of Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. Nick Wean rounded out the top five.

2013 Bridgeport Champion, Ryan Watt, did double duty on Saturday night in both the Big Block Modifieds and the midgets. Watt drove Fred Schell's #75 to a sixth place finish on the quarter mile.

Heat races were won by Brian Gilmore, John Barnett, Jr. and Drevicki.

ARDC returns to the high banks of the Grandview Speedway for another Open Wheel Spectacular with the Hilborn TSRS 305 Sprint Cars on Sunday, July 20th.

ARDC MIDGET FEATURE (25 laps – 1/4 mile track)

1. Alex Bright, 2. Brenden Bright, 3. Steven Drevicki, 4. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr., 5. Nick Wean, 6. Ryan Watt, 7. Shawn Jackson, 8. Trevor Kobylarz, 9. Brett Arndt, 10. Austin Burke, 11. Brett Wanner, 12. John Barnett, Jr., 13. Tony Kunsman, 14. P.J. Gargiulo, 15. Greg Fitzpatrick, 16. Carey Becker, 17. Clayton Glassman, 18. Tyler Brehm, 19. Brian Gilmore, DNS – Danny Stratton, Tony DiMattia

 

 

CARYER WINS AT NEW PARIS FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

NEW PARIS, Ind. (July 12, 2014) – For the second consecutive year, Jarry Caryer won the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints (AVBBSS) feature at New Paris (IN) Speedway on Saturday, July 12.

Following Caryer across the finish line included Chris Nuenschwander and Joe Swanson. The top-five finishers were filled out by Jason Blonde and Davey Hamilton Jr.

Heat race victories went to Teddy Alberts and Blonde Cox while Jason Fuller was the Hamilton Trucking Fast Qualifier with a lap of 11.446 seconds at 78.630 mph.

The Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints returns to action on Saturday, July 19 at M-40 (MI) Speedway.

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

1 75c Jerry Caryer 30
2 8 Chris Neuenschwander 30
3 7 Joe Swanson 30
4 42 Jason Blonde 30
5 60 Davey Hamilton Jr. 30
6 61 Kevin Feeney 30
7 44 Teedy Alberts 29
8 10 Ron Koehler 28
9 11x Tom Paterson 13
10 9 Jason Fuller 6
11 11g Tom Geren 5
12 100 Jim Payne 1

 

Virginia Sprint Series Race#10 Saturday July 12th 2014 IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series Mid-Atlantic Shenandoah Speedway Shenandoah, Va. Jerald Harris Right Place Right Time

Jerald Harris turned a good run in to a great finish as storms danced all around Shenandoah Speedway Saturday night. Charlie Ware and Tony Harris took heat wins before it was off to the feature with Chris and Charlie Ware pacing the field to the green. Charlie took off bringing Tony Harris along. Charlie was rolling along with Tony all over him until lap four where Tony got by and tried to run away. Tom Humphries, Jerald Harris and French Grimes were on a march to the front, Humphries and Jerald were fighting over seconds when right after half way the third place Humphries rolled to the infield leaving the others to chase Tony for the win. With five to go Tony had a great run starting to go bad as his right rear tire was wearing out and starting to vibrate. With just four to go he had to slow to make it to the end and Jerald went by then French Grimes passed Tony and took off after Jerald. Jerald was out front with French closing just as Anthony Linkenhoker passed Tony but no one would have time to catch Jerald Harris as time ran out and he crossed the finish line first. At the line it was Jerald Harris, French Grimes, Anthony Linkenhoker, Tony Harris, Charlie Ware, Chris Ware, Carl Simmons, Ron Moyers, Tom Humphries and Brian Lawson. Next Week it’s back to Dixieland Speedway in Elizabeth City, NC. For the second visit in the Summer Southern Tour. Thank you for your support Jim Haines Virginia Sprint Series RaceSaver Sprint Series IMCA Racing

 

Wild crashes and finishes at MRP

Marysville, CA. It was a night of close finishes and wild crashes. Saturday’s five division show at Paul and Kathy HawesMarysville Raceway Park once again produced a thrilling end to the MRP Winged Sprint Car main event. Marysville’s Brandon Dozier just beat a charging Kevin Lovell of Yuba City to the line. Phillip Shelby returned and won the MRP Super Stock feature as Kyle Davey scored in the MRP Mini Stock division. Olivehurst’s Eddie Hammett won the MRP Hobby Stock main event and Colusa’s Tim Maclaughlin grabbed the honors in the Pro 4 Sprint Car feature. This was a Contingency Connection event on H and H Trenching's Night at the Races.

In the MRP Winged Sprint Car feature front row starters Dozier and Lovell rocketed away from the field. On lap two, a knot of cars jousting for fourth place turned into a disaster.

Former MRP champion, Kelseyville’s Brent Dothage, and championship contender Heath Hall of Oroville collided at high speed at the end of the front stretch. Dothage started a series of wicked barrel rolls that ended when the car slammed into the first turn wall. Hall fought for control, but he, too, flipped over on his side during the grinding wreck.

Dothage was shaken but unhurt in the wild ride. Hall was through for the evening as well. Later it was discovered that Hall had a mechanical failure that caused his car to suddenly slow with Dothage running over Hall’s left rear tire. The track video clearly shows the genesis of the accident.

The restart had Dozier and Lovell renew their dice to the end. In a brilliant try, Lovell almost got by Dozier on the last lap, but the fleet Marysville chauffeur held off the attack and saw the checkers, finishing just ahead of Lovell. The crowd rose to its feet and roared their approval.

Yuba City’s Korey Lovell got a fine third ahead of Woodland’s Peter Paulson and point leader John Michael Bunch. Jeremy Hawes of Marysville and Fresno’s Mike Stallings took heat race honors.

Yuba City’s Phillip Shelby scored an impressive victory in the MRP Super Stock main event. After Shelby’s disastrous race last time out, the former champion was brilliant in his return to victory lane.

A big story was the early race retirement of point leader, Yuba City’s Jerry Bartlett. Bartlett was on a big run to the front just prior to his mechanical meltdown.

Former champion Corey Hall of Yuba City took advantage of Bartlett’s retirement and jumped into second and finished there ahead of impressive Bay Area driver Mike Walko, Marysville’s Rick Dozier and James Castleberry.

It will be very interesting to see how the points shake out when the race is declared official on Tuesday. Castleberry and Hall won the heat races.

The MRP Mini Stock event was won by Yuba City’s Kyle Davey. He survived a great duel with fellow Yuba City resident Jimmy Ford and went on to capture his second win of the season. For nearly half the race these two jousted for the lead in a very entertaining event.

James Foster of Linda came in third after a terrific battle with brothers Shaun and Damian Merritt who finished fourth and fifth respectively. Sacramento’s Mike Dehoogh took the checkers sixth. Davey swept the program by winning the heat race.

Local lady racer Misty Castleberry’s run for the season sweep in Pro 4 competition ended Saturday night. A massive engine failure, while leading, put the skids on the sweep. Colusa’s Tim Maclaughlin, a five time champion of the division, won the accident marred contest.

On lap three Orangevale’s Dan Morgan collided with a rapidly slowing car and flipped wildly coming to rest on the back chute, where it promptly caught fire. The track video shows immediate fire and rescue response and the fire was doused instantly. Morgan jumped out of the smoldering wreck unharmed.

In another wild moment, three laps later, Sutter’s Blake Scroggins lost control in turn one and flipped several times turning his car into a ball. He, too, was unscathed, but it was a wild ride just the same.

Maclaughlin beat former winner Matt Beadslee to the line for the victory. Maclaughlin also won the heat race.

In a fender and wall banging finish, Olivehurst’s Eddie Hammett scored another victory in the MRP Hobby Stocks. Hammett, in a race-long duel with defending champion Jeremy Hammons, scored the victory while traveling backwards on the track.

In a last ditch effort on the last turn of the last lap, leader Hammett and second running Hammons got together and Hammett spun, slammed into the front stretch wall and came sliding across the finish line; tail first.

It was the first time that this observer, after 25 years at the track, saw a feature event win scored while traveling backwards. Hammett was rocked by the impact with the wall, but was OK after a moment or two.

Next Saturday night is Kid’s Night at the Races. Anyone 12 and under, when properly supervised, is free. The track will give away bikes, have Mini Soap Box Racing for all the kids in attendance and stacks of cool toys, gadgets and racing decals to give away. This annual event is always a kick and this year it features the return of the mighty MRP Winged Sprint Cars for the first time in eight years to this event.

The MRP Wingless Sprint Cars will also be back after a three week hiatus. The MRP Mini and Hobby Stocks are also on the card with a return visit of the Vintage Hardtops

Gates open at 5 with racing at 7,

Look for the latest updates at www.marysvilleracewaypark.com or at the Marysville Raceway Park Facebook page.

Note: Please make this observer aware of any names that are misspelled or incorrect. The text is based on information we have at the time of its release. Complete finishes, stats, assessed penalties and points become official and available at the close of business on Tuesday and will be posted to the web site and facebook pages.

 

 

Caho With Thrilling Last Corner Pass For Win On Night #2 At The Open Wheel Nationals St. Croix Falls, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-12-14)

If the close finish on Friday night at the Open Wheel Nationals wasn't enough excitement, the UMSS Traditional sprint cars outdid themselves with one of the most spectacular feature races so far in the four year history of this series. Following an opening lap caution, the 25 lap feature ran nonstop to the checkers with six cars in the lead pack battling for positions all race long. The outcome was not determined until two-time and defending series champion Rob Caho, Jr. of Wyoming, MN pulled off a last lap, last corner pass coming out of turn four to the checkers! Rookie driver Mike Walters had been absolutely impressive in this race, leading 24 3/4 laps of the feature only to lose out to Caho in the waning moments coming to the finish. For Caho, it was his fourth win of the season and 19th career TSCS triumph. While Caho celebrated in Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup Victory Lane, the "Voice of the Valley" track announcer Terry Lehnertz prepared for the post-race interview on the second night of the Open Wheel Nationals.

In his post-race interview from Victory Lane, Caho stated, "I saw the two to go signal and figured I better not be a pansy and get up on the steering wheel if I wanted to win this deal." Get up on the wheel he did, as the high groove was to Caho's liking as it usually is on many race nights. The crowd went wild as Caho powered around the top side in turns 3-4 while Walters held to his line that he had run the entire race about a car length or so above the bottom. For the second night in a row, the outcome was in doubt to the checkers. You just cannot get much better racing in any division for that matter, than what was witnessed by fans in the TSCS sprints at the 2014 edition of the Open Wheel Nationals.

After point leader Cam Schafer and Jimmy Kouba won the heat races, Schafer earned the right to pull the invert pill. Schafer drew a five pill which put Mike Walters and Jimmy Kouba on the front row for the feature. The caution blinked on before one lap could be completed when Chase Viebrock, Johnny Parsons III and Jeff Pellersels tangled in turn four. All cars were able to restart, but Parsons dropped out a few laps later. The race would then run nonstop to the checkers, as Walters held a narrow lead for most of the race with six cars in the lead pack. Positions changed hands before Walters on several occasions as the laps clicked off under green. Jimmy Kouba challenged for the lead, then Caho took a peak up top, and then Schafer was in the battle. Mike Mueller and Jake Kouba also were in the lead pack.

Coming to the white flag, Caho was gaining ground up top and had moved past Schafer into second a few laps earlier. Caho roared around the high side at both ends of the track while Walters was steady and strong in the lower groove he had been running throughout the race. As Caho powered off turn four on the final lap, the blue #78 slipped by the white #27 with the crowd cheering. Caho crossed the line about a car length ahead for the win. Walters certainly caught the attention of fans and fellow drivers with his strong performance. Schafer, Jimmy Kouba, Mueller and Jake Kouba completed the top six. Another rookie competitor, Alex Peper also turned in a very solid effort with a seventh place finish followed by Viebrock, Josh Hendrickson and Mike Haseltine. Only three cars dropped out of the race.

The Traditional sprints will prepare for a two race weekend again next Friday at the St. Croix Valley raceway and on Sunday July 20 for their annual appearance at the Granite City Speedway. With his thrilling victory, Rob Caho, Jr. edged past Cam Schafer in the current point standings by a slim six markers. The Traditional sprints will throw one their lowest point show out at the end of the season to determine the champion, but for the time being the point standings show all events. As the season draws closer to the end, the standings will be updated to reflect the championship battle. Fans can keep updated on the results, points and other news by visiting the UMSS website at www.umsprints.com and clicking on the blue Traditional Sprint Car Series logo.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - St. Croix Valley Raceway July 12, 2014 (Race #13) 3rd Annual Open Wheel Nationals

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat #1 (10 laps): 54 Cam Schafer, 78 Rob Caho Jr, 87 Mike Mueller, 50 Chase Viebrock, 5 mike Haseltine, 69s Jon Lewerer, 7B Scott Brandt DNF, 21J Jori Hughes DNF.

Track Rat Photos Heat #2 (10 laps): 21 Jimmy Kouba, 2K Jake Kouba, , 27 Mike Walters, 1 Jeff Pellersels, 81 Alex Peper, 12 Johnny Parsons III, 23 Josh Hendrickson, 95 Kevin Bradwell.

Mastell Brothers Trailer Service A Main (25 laps): Caho, Walters, Schafer, Jimmy Kouba, Mueller, Jake Kouba, Peper, Viebrock, Hendrickson, Haseltine, Lewerer, Pellersels, Brandt, Hughes DNF, Bradwell DNF, Parsons DNF.

Lap Leaders: Mike Walters 1-24, Caho 25. Cautions: (1) on the opening lap, then 25 laps nonstop!

 

 

Defending Taco Bravo champion Brad Furr opens the Howard Kaeding Classic weekend in victory lane on Friday with the Ocean Sprints vs Civil War Sprint Car Series

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – July 13, 2014…For the first time since 2011 the Ocean Speedway presented an Ocean Sprints vs Civil War Sprint Car Series event and in the end it was defending Taco Bravo champion Brad Furr beating out a stout 37-car field for victory on Friday night.

It marked Furr’s second consecutive Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo main event win and his first Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster triumph since 2003. The Stockton, CA driver’s victory during opening night of the HK Classic came aboard the familiar Kenny Thorp prepared Price Rite Restaurant Equipment/ Brad Furr Racing No. 2 machine.

“This is pretty cool to come out here and win opening night of the Howard Kaeding Classic,” Furr commented on the front stretch. “This car was absolutely perfect tonight so I can’t thank my guys enough. Some of those cautions were wearing on me a bit, but I just kept focusing on my restarts and hitting my marks as well as possible. We’re really clicking right now and that’s definitely a good thing. It’s been a lot of fun running so well lately.”

Furr started on the pole by way of his win in the night’s six-lap dash and jumped into the lead at the waving of the green flag. Although having to battle through some pressure in the early going from Penngrove’s Alissa Geving, Furr had his way for much of the 30-lap feature. Various yellows and reds plagued the contest, but through it all fans were treated to some exciting racing throughout the field.

Geving was making her first Ocean Speedway start in some time and did a tremendous job aboard the Chick-o Motorsports No. 3x mount all night long. Chico’s Jonathan Allard made his presence known early and battled Geving for second, along with Watsonville’s Justin Sanders. At one point the trio went three-wide to the delight of the crowd, with Geving powering her way through the middle to maintain the runner up position.

Allard would take the second spot for good on lap 11, but didn’t quite have enough for the fast moving Furr out front, who ultimately took the checkered flag by over two seconds for the big victory. Allard’s runner up effort though continued his string of success at the Ocean Speedway this season aboard the Tri-C Manufacturing No. 3c Sprinter. Going into the night the Chico, CA driver hadn’t finished off the podium at the track in 2014.

“I really want to congratulate Brad Furr on winning the main event tonight, because he was really fast and did a great job,” Allard said. “We’ve really come together as a team lately and I can’t thank Clyde & Marion Lamar enough for the opportunity to drive this 3c car. Alissa Geving also did a tremendous job tonight and it’s cool to see her up here on the podium. Big thanks to all the fans for coming out to support the Howard Kaeding Classic tonight.”

After running second for a number of laps in the feature Geving fought off the mid-race challenges of 16th starter DJ Netto to earn the final spot on the podium. “This is really awesome to finish on the podium tonight,” said a very happy Geving on the front stretch. “We don’t race here very often, but it’s always been one of my favorite tracks to come to. I want to thank my whole team for helping me to get up here and I couldn’t be happier right now.”

After running in the top-five early on, defending Ocean Sprints champ Shane Golobic had fallen back to 11th at one point, but was able to claw his way forward and score a fourth place finish at the checkered. By doing so, the Fremont, CA wheel-man also will re-take the Civil War Series point lead. Netto’s charge through the field ended in the fifth spot, after being penalized two positions at one point for passing before the cone on a single file restart. It was still a very impressive run for the Hanford, CA youngster, who earned the High Five Pizza Hard Charger Award.

Competing the top-10 in the feature for night one of the Howard Kaeding Classic were Justin Sanders, Campbell’s Bud Kaeding, Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto, Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi and Roseville’s Colby Copeland. Roseville’s Sean Becker had led the Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster standings going into the night, but had issues knock him out of the race early on.

Laton’s Heath Duinkerken captured the evening’s 12-lap b-main, while Rancho Cordova’s Clayton Snow claimed the eight-lap c-main. The four 10-lap heat races held during the night were picked off by Jonathan Allard, Justin Sanders, Colby Copeland and Auburn’s Andy Forsberg. Brad Furr won the six-lap dash and also began the evening by setting the Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time Award by clocking an 11.941 around the Ocean Speedway quarter-mile to top the solid 37-car field. Full results can be found by logging onto www.oceanspeedway.com and clicking on the results tab.

The Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will return to action this coming Friday July 18 at Ocean Speedway for round number eight in the battle for the championship. The Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster will be back at it on Saturday August 9 with the annual Mark Forni Classic at the Placerville Speedway.

 

 

Mike Mueller Wins By A Matter Of Inches On Night #1 At The Open Wheel Nationals St. Croix Falls, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-11-14)

It did not take Mike Mueller long to earn his third career UMSS Traditional sprint car feature win. In fact, just five days to be exact. Coming off a win at Proctor last Sunday night, Mueller held off Jimmy Kouba by a matter of just a few inches for his first St. Croix Valley Raceway win in a non-winged sprint and his second consecutive in the series during opening night action at the Open Wheel Nationals. The finish was so close that Mueller stated afterwards, "I wasn't sure that I had won until they signaled me to go to Victory Lane. I saw Jimmy Kouba alongside of me racing to the checkers. Wow, that was a fun race." Mueller was joined by his father Herb and crew in Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup Victory Lane to celebrate his inaugural SCVR sprint car win.

With 18 non-winged Traditional sprints signed in, equaling the series record for most cars on hand, three 10 lap heats were run using the usual passing and finishing point system. Rookie Jon Lewerer along with Johnny Parsons III and current point leader Cam Schafer won the heats. Schafer ended up being the high point driver, and much to his chagrin, he drew the #8 pill for the feature race invert. Mike Mueller and Jake Kouba sat on the front row for the 25 lap main event.

Kouba, who has been running extremely strong during the past several races, took the early lead. The race was slowed after one lap for a spin and then again after two laps for a crash in turn two. Chase Viebrock got sideways and collected Parsons and 2011 TSCS Champion Kevin Bradwell. The cars of Parsons and Bradwell suffered extensive damage in the accident and were done for the night. Viebrock restarted at the tail but only lasted one lap before he pulled off with damage sustained to his car in the crash. Jake Kouba meanwhile opened up a comfortable lead over Mueller and Rob Caho, Jr. when the race went green again. The third and final caution flew with 11 laps scored when Scott Brandt bounced off the turn two wall and stopped. Caho got on the binders and pitched his car sideways but still slid into Brandt's car. The resulting contact pinched off a header on Caho's car and he retired to the infield. It appeared that the top lane was starting to work for Caho, but his night was over. Two laps after the restart, leader Jake Kouba suddenly pulled off the turn one exit with smoke and steam coming from his 2K sprinter. It was later discovered that the radiator cap had come off, ending his bid for his second win. Mueller sped past, as the race stayed under the green flag.

With Jake Kouba out of the race, his father Jimmy Kouba began closing the gap on Mueller. Soon it was a two car battle up front. Jimmy Kouba tried several times to get by Mueller, as the pair raced clean for the lead. On the final lap, it was a drag race off turn four to the checkers with Mueller winning by the closest of margins. Kouba settled for second but during post-race tech his car was DQed for that pesky illegal carburetor booster height infraction. Attrition was high in this race, as only nine of the eighteen starters finished. The cars finishing sixth through eighth were also disqualified when a fight ensued in the pits after the race ended. It was reported that a crew member from Denny Stordahl's team rammed the cars of Alex Peper and Jake Hendrickson in the pits following the race. This resulted in a fight amongst those teams. All three cars were disqualified and the Stordahl car was asked not to return the following night. The driver, Denny Stordahl, did not start this but he is responsible for the action's of his crew. The #81 and #23 cars were allowed back the following night.

With all of the post-race "excitement" in tech and in the pits, this meant that only five cars finished the race. Jon Lewerer, Mike Walters, Joseph Kouba and Jori Hughes, making his debut in his own 21J sprinter, were the five cars that officially finished. It presented a bit of a strange turn of events, but the exciting close finish for the win is what many fans will remember.

The Traditional sprints returned for the second night of racing at the Open Wheel Nationals on Saturday July 12 in order to see if Mike Mueller could claim the GRP Motorsports Clean Sweep Bonus or if another driver would sit in Victory Lane at the end of the evening in this close and competitive division.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - St. Croix Valley Raceway July 11, 2014 (Race #12) 3rd Annual Open Wheel Nationals

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat #1 (10 laps): 69S Jon Lewerer, 55 Joseph Kouba, 78 Rob Caho Jr, 81 Alex Peper, 21 Jimmy Kouba, 23 Jake Hendrickson.

Driverwebsites Heat #2 (10 laps): 12 Johnny Parsons III, 50 Chase Viebrock, 27 Mike Walters, 95 Kevin Bradwell, 1 Jeff Pellersels, 17B Eric Becker.

Sprintsource.com Heat #3 (10 laps): 54 Cam Schafer, 2K Jake Kouba, 87 Mike Mueller, 7B Scott Brandt, 34 Denny Stordahl, 21J Jori Hughes.

Mastell Brothers Trailer Service A Main (25 laps): Mueller, Lewerer, Walters, Joseph Kouba, Hughes, Pellersels DNF, Jake Kouba DNF, Caho DNF, Brandt DNF, Schafer DNF, Becker DNF, Viebrock DNF, Bradwell DNF, Parsons DNF, Jimmy Kouba DQ, Hendrickson DQ, Peper DQ, Stordahl DQ.

Lap Leaders: Jake Kouba 1-13, Mueller 14-25. Cautions: (3)

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: NAIDA, HUNSINGER, VAN WART, LAFANTAISIE, GENERAL-THOMAS, ST. PIERRE, & BYERLY TAKE WINS ON AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (July 11, 2014) – 122 drivers signed in to race on Affordable Towing & Recovery night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday night. Dain Naida, Ryan Hunsinger, Wyatt Van Wart, Tyler Lafantaisie, Spencer General-Thomas, Rick St. Pierre, and Alan Byerly visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY NIGHT TOTAL ENTRIES - 121

----------------------------------------------------------- CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS (20 entries)

Shane Ross and Kyle Patrick started on the front row for the 20 lap 360 Sprint Car feature. Patrick took the lead early, while Jim Huppunen took second place from Ross on lap 3. Dave Dykstra took the third spot from Ross on lap 5, while 4th row starter Dain Naida moved into the top 5 on lap 6. Naida got by Huppunen on lap 10, while Dykstra's chance for a top 5 finish ended when his right rear tire went flat on lap 11. Mitch Brown was running 5th when bodywork fell off his car and brought about a yellow flag for debris on the track. The championship contender was sent to the back of the field for the restart.

Huppunen briefly got back around Naida on lap 14, but couldn't keep the Michigan driver behind him. Naida inched closer to Patrick as the race neared conclusion, and made the winning move in traffic in turn one on the last lap. Naida's 4th career Ohsweken win came in his first visit to the track this season. Patrick settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Huppunen, Ross, and Glenn Styres, who had almost spun out just 2 laps from the end.

A-FEATURE (20 laps) Position. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 07x Dain Naida (7) 2. 33k Kyle Patrick (2) 3. 14h Jim Huppunen (4) 4. 3r Shane Ross (1) 5. 0 Glenn Styres (10) 6. 80 Chris Steele (8) 7. 5 Keith Dempster (12) 8. 49 Todd Hoddick (6) 9. 67 Steve Collins (11) 10. 10j Jeremy Hughes (16) 11. 2 Steve Hutchinson, Jr. (9) 12. 11 Jamie Turner (15) 13. 10 Mitch Brown (3) 14. 5c Conor Mahoney (13) 15. 19 Cory Turner (20) 16. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (14) 17. 94z Stan Zanchin (17) 18. 9nz Havard Daniels (19) 19. 6 Curtis Gartly (18) DNF. 5d Dave Dykstra (5) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders - Kyle Patrick (1-19), Dain Naida (20)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 1 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 2. 80 Chris Steele (St. Catharines), 3. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 4. 67 Steve Collins (Belfast, NY), 5. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams), 6. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre), 7. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre). No Time

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), 2. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 3. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland), 4. 2 Steve Hutchinson, Jr. (Oswego, NY), 5. 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown), 6. 94z Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie), 7. 9nz Havard Daniels (Coatesville, NZ). Time - 1:53.523

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 33k Kyle Patrick (Tilbury), 2. 07x Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 3. 3r Shane Ross (Thedford), 4. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 5. 10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington), 6. 6 Curtis Gartly (Thamesford). Time - 1:55.677

Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance "Top Gun" Award (heat race passing points high score): 33k Kyle Patrick ($150) (Top 10 in heat race passing points redrew for A-Feature starting positions)

----------------------------------------------------------- STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (12 entries)

Durnin took the early lead in the Crate Sprint Car feature, while Jake Brown moved through the field quickly until he nearly flipped in turn two, just after Josh Shantz's right front tire flew off in turn 4. Ryan Hunsinger moved from 9th to 2nd by lap 5, and took the lead from Durnin on lap 8. Hunsinger fended off a challenge from Robbie General and went on to take his 3rd win of the season, followed by General, Durnin, Aaron Turkey, and Dylan Westbrook. Turkey and first-time Crate Sprint Car entrant Westbrook moved up to podium finishes when General did not go directly to the tech inspection line after the race, and Durnin's front wing was found to be too far forward.

A-FEATURE (15 laps) Position. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (9) 2. 68 Aaron Turkey (11) 3. 47x Dylan Westbrook (12) 4. 55Mike Thorne (8) 5. 1-10 Jake Brown (7) 6. 6L Paul Lang (3) 7. 12 Brad Herron (10) 8. 00 Mark Czuba (5) DNF. 18 Josh Shantz (6) DNS. 38 Tyler Hendricks (2) DQ. 0 Robbie General (4) DQ. 43k Kyle Durnin (1) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders - Kyle Durnin (1-7), Ryan Hunsinger (8-15)

HEAT RACE #1 Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 6L Paul Lang (Port Colborne), 2. 0 Robbie General (Hagersville), 3. 43k Kyle Durnin (Cambridge), 4. 18 Josh Shantz (St. Agatha), 5. 00 Mark Czuba (Burlington), DNF. 38 Tyler Hendricks (Pain Court). Time - 1:37.019

HEAT RACE #2 Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 1-10 Jake Brown (Brantford), 2. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (Stouffville), 3. 68 Aaron Turkey (Ohsweken), 4. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 5. 12 Brad Herron (Waterford), 6. 47x Dylan Westbrook (Oakland). Time - 1:33.365

 

 

Scotty Thiel Repeats On Night #2 At Open Wheel Nationals St. Croix Falls, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-12-14)

With the IRA 410 Outlaw Sprints rained out at Rice Lake, Scotty Thiel and his team decided to head over to the St. Croix Valley Raceway on Saturday July 12 and pull their 360 sprint car out of the hauler in an attempt to repeat his Open Wheel Nationals title from last year. At the end of the night, the young Sheboygan racer once again was "The Real Deal" at the 1/4 mile bullring winning in his second appearance of the season with the UMSS. Thiel celebrated with his crew following his eighth career UMSS victory in Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup/Rock Auto Victory Lane to conclude the 2014 edition of this popular event.

Commenting after winning, Thiel stated, "We are racing with the IRA full-time this season and running wherever we can when they don't race. With Rice Lake raining out early, it was an easy decision to head over here and race with the UMSS at a track where we have had success at in the past. The UMSS always thanks us for racing with them, and that is something we don't always see over on the other side of the state. I have to thank my parents, my awesome crew and all of our sponsors for giving me the opportunity to drive a sprint car. It's a blast!"

With the field pared down a few cars from the opening night due to three drivers heading to Knoxville and four cars out of action on account of crash damage or mechanical issues, the fourteen cars on hand ran two heats and two Challenge races to set the lineup for their 25 lap main event. 2013 UMSS Champion Chris Graf of Glencoe won the first heat while 2011-2012 UMSS Champion Jerry Richert, Jr. of Forest Lake topped the second heat. Challenge race victories went to Thiel and rookie Ryan "Showtime" Bowers of Ham Lake. Bowers continues to impress in his first year behind the wheel of a winged sprint car, and he was the high point driver following the usual double round of qualifiers. Bowers found the pill draw to his liking when he pulled the zero pill for a straight-up start based on passing and finishing points from the heats and challenge races. Thiel would line up outside Bowers on the front row.

Thiel left little doubt in anyone's mind that he would be the car to beat, as he blasted to the early lead on the second start attempt following a caution on the opening lap when Cam Schafer spun in turn four. Schafer would restart tail-end and make an impressive charge through the field though. A stretch of 22 laps of green flag racing saw Thiel pull out to a commanding lead while Graf garnered the runner-up spot on lap 8 from Bowers. With Schafer coming all the way from the tail to battle Graf for second, his bid for a victory came to an end up when he sat sideways in turn four with steam coming from under the hood with 22 laps scored. Thiel's big lead was erased with Graf and Bowers now right behind him. Thiel was able to hold off Graf over the final three circuits for the win. Graf, Bowers, 12th starter Cody Hahn, and Chad Patterson completed the top five. For Patterson, the 2011 UMSS Co-Rookie of the Year, it was his best career finish in a winged sprint and he and his dad wore big smiles on their faces after the races.

The popular Open Wheel Nationals Steering Wheel trophy was awarded to the driver with the best combined two night finishes. Rookie Ryan Bowers earned the trophy with two third place tallies. The GRP Motorsports $200 Highest Finishing Past Champion Bonus went to Chris Graf with a second and fourth place finish. Bowers also claimed the $200 GRP Motorsports Highest Finishing Rookie Bonus as well. Although he did not win, Bowers had a great weekend for himself and his MBR team. The UMSS winged sprints next race will be a makeup of an earlier rain out this coming Sunday night July 20 at the Granite City Speedway. The Traditional sprints will also be on the program. Could Bowers pick up his first career win at Granite City or will another driver grace Victory Lane? Fans can follow the UMSS racing action by checking out our website at www.umsprints.com or by keeping tabs on our Facebook page. There is still plenty of racing left in the 2014 season, as the winged warriors march towards the championship.

UMSS Race Results - St. Croix Valley Raceway July 12, 2014 (Race #11) 3rd Annual Open Wheel Nationals GRP Motorsports Ultimate Sprint Race #1 (7 laps): 20G Chris Graf, 15 Chad Patterson, 34TW Gunner Cummings, 199 Ryan Bowers, 5c Cam Schafer, 28 John Sernett, 5 Anna Kouba.

Meeks Video Ultimate Sprint Race #2 (7 laps): 63 Jerry Richert Jr, 37 Sye Anderson, 3TK Tony Kaus, 64 Scotty Thiel, 9 Jared Goerges, 34 Rick Kobs, 23 Cody Hahn.

Driverwebsites Challenge Race #1 (8 laps): Thiel, Schafer, Kobs, Anderson, Cummings, Graf, Kouba.

Sprintsource Challenge Race #2 (8 laps): Bowers, Goerges, Kaus, Patterson, Hahn, Sernett, Richert.

Mastell Brother Trailer Service Feature (25 laps): Thiel, Graf, Bowers, Hahn, Patterson, Goerges, Cummings, Kaus, Richert, Kobs, Sernett, Kouba DNF, Schafer DNF, Anderson DNF.

Lap Leaders: Thiel 1-25. Cautions: (2)

 

 

From 18th To 1st, Tatnell Wins Open Wheel Nationals Night #1 St. Croix Falls, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-11-14)

Two UMSS victories in the same week in two different cars is nothing unusual for veteran racer Brooke Tatnell. The thrilling manner in which his 27th career UMSS win came on Friday night July 11 at the Open Wheel Nationals certainly was not something race fans have the privilege of watching every night though. Back in the familiar white #14 Nelson sprinter, Tatnell put on a show for the fans coming from the 18th starting position to sit in the Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup/Rock Auto Victory Lane at the 1/4 mile St. Croix Valley Raceway when the final checkers waved.

When Tatnell forgot to scale following his heat race, it meant that the "Awesome Aussie" who now resides in Forest Lake would have to come from the back in both his Challenge race and the main event. Tatnell tuned up for the feature by racing from 10th to 4th in the Challenge, then started 18th in the feature. The three heats for the 20 cars on hand were won by 2013 UMSS Champion Chris Graf, Altoona, Iowa driver Carson McCarl, and Cam Schafer, who was doing double duty for the weekend in both sprint car divisions. Following Challenge race victories by young Gunner Cummings and versatile racer from nearby Deer Park, Rick Kobs, Graf ended up the high point earner. Graf drew the five pill for the feature race invert. This meant that Schafer and Kobs would occupy the front row.

At the drop of the green, many fans were watching Tatnell figuring he was going to be one motivated driver coming through the field. Kobs led the first ten laps, as the race was slowed once under caution with six laps in. Tatnell was up to seventh in just six laps! McCarl challenged Kobs for the lead following the restart and took the top spot on lap 11. Two laps later contact on the front stretch between Kobs and the lapped car of Dave Becker saw Becker slide sideways. Rookie racer Jamey Ogston got collected in the accident, causing heavy damage to his car and Becker's sprinter. Kobs also limped into the infield area, as all three cars were out of action. Tatnell was now sitting in fifth place. Two laps later he advanced to fourth with the leaders in sight.

The third and final caution blinked on with 19 laps scored for a spin in turn four. This set the stage for a six lap shootout to the checkers between McCarl and Tatnell. On lap 21, Tatnell edged by McCarl for the lead. McCarl battled hard to regain the top spot, but Tatnell was just too strong. McCarl had to settle for second. A very impressive run by rookie Ryan Bowers saw the #199 car equal his career-best third place finish in just his 11th start in a winged sprint. Graf and Schafer completed the top five. Commenting after the races, Tatnell stated, "We're committed to race at Knoxville tomorrow night, but if they rain out early enough I want to be back here and try for a weekend sweep. It's a blast racing with these guys, and the level of competition has definitely gotten better since when I first started running with the UMSS."

The second night of the 3rd Annual Open Wheel Nationals at the St. Croix Valley Raceway was on tap for Saturday July 12. Would Tatnell be on hand to try for the $500 Clean Sweep Bonus available from GRP Motorsports or would a new winner emerge?

UMSS Race Results - St. Croix Valley Raceway July 11, 2014 (Race #10) 3rd Annual Open Wheel Nationals Alpha Apparel & Promotions Ultimate Sprint Race #1 (7 laps): 20G Chris Graf, 28 John Sernett, 9 Jared Goerges, 10x Jennifer Eriksen, 7M Bob McVitty DNF, 7 Dave Becker DNF, 14 Brooke Tatnell DQ.

Meeks Video Ultimate Sprint Race #2 (7 laps): 27 Carlson McCarl, 63 Jerry Richert Jr, 199 Ryan Bowers, 34 Rick Kobs, 34TW Gunner Cummings, 3TK Tony Kaus, 37 Sye Anderson.

Track Rat Photos Ultimate Sprtint Race #3 (6 laps): 5c Cam Schafer, 23 Cody Hahn, 15 Chad Patterson, 91 Davey Heksin, 03 Jamey Ogston, 5 Anna Kouba.

Driverwebsites Challenge Race #1 (10 laps): Cummings, Bowers, Heskin, McCarl, Sernett, Eriksen, Hahn, Anderson, Kouba, McVitty DNF.

Sprintsource Challenge Race #2 (10 laps): Kobs, Graf, Ogston, Tatnell, Schafer, Patterson, Richert, Goerges, Kaus, Becker.

Mastell Brother Trailer Service Feature (25 laps): Tatnell, McCarl, Bowers, Graf, Schafer, Heskin, Richert, Sernett, Goerges, Patterson, Hahn, Anderson, Cummings, Kouba, Kaus, Kobs DNF, Ogston DNF, Becker DNF, Eriksen DNF, McVitty DNS.

Lap Leaders: Kobs 1-10, McCarl 11-20, Tatnell 21-25. Cautions: (3)

 

 

McLOUGHLIN, PALKER, JAMES & MOORE POCKET 1st NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY WINS; BALDWIN COLLECTS 5th CHECKERED FLAG

Orrville, Ohio

Saturday, July 12, 2014

By Mike Swanger

It was another fast paced, action filled night at NAPA Wayne County Speedway on Malcuit Tavern night with the Twin State Auto Racing Club in attendance and giving all the feature winners a plaque. For the Lias Tire Late Models, it was also the 5th race of the NAPA WCS/ Attica Raceway Park Late Model Series and 2012 track champion Shane McLoughlin and 2013 track champion Corey Conley would bring the 21 car field to the green flag. Conley would jump into the lead over McLoughlin, who would give up second to Charlie Duncan on lap three. McLoughlin would reclaim second on lap 8 as Ryan Markham slide past Mike Bores, who was chasing after the $1,000 bonus after winning on Friday at Attica, for 4th. Doug Drown would drop Bores another spot at the 10 lap mark. With 11 laps to go, McLoughlin and his Riesbeck’s Food Market, Nussbaum and Lias Tire #9 would shoot out of turn two in the low groove and power past Conley for the lead as they had gone side by side for the previous three laps and at the same time, Drown took 4th from Markham. On lap 19, Duncan would slide high in turn two and that allowed both Drown and Markham to edge past him. With the final laps clicking off, Conley made one last run on McLoughlin but could not get by as the Nashport driver held on for the win. McLoughlin also won the American Racer award for racing on their tires and also collected awards from the Contingency Connection, as did all the winners as they award over $2,000 a night for the drivers. Conley won the Hoosier Tire award for finishing second as Drown finished third and received the VP Fuels Hard Charger award after starting ninth. Markham, who is leading the points in both Napa WCS points and the two track series was 4th as Duncan held on to fifth followed by Bores. Coby Bartram was the fast qualifier as Conley, Larry Kingseed and McLoughlin topped the heat races.

Two time defending track champion Andrew Palker of Lodi, who has been running with the UNOH All Stars this season, came to NAPA WCS on an off night for the traveling series and the King Inspection, Albreight Trucking and El Campesino Restaurent #57x led all the way for the Fisher Performance Sprint win. As Palker, the quick timer, built up a big lead, the fans eyes were on the battle for second as Kirk Jeffries and Jason Dolick sliced and diced for second with Dolick securing second place on lap 18. Bob Lime finished 4th as Troy Kingan finished 5th. Points leader and 4 time winner Brad Haudenschild pulled off on the second lap of the feature with mechanical issues. Palker and Haudenschild won the heats. The red flag came out in the 1st heat race as Shawn Hubler started to spin in turn four and collected Pete Grove with both cars ending up side down. Grove was transported to the hospital with a broken leg.

Tony Cline set the pace for the opening lap of the Thrifty Muffler Super Stock feature but after that it was all Larry Baldwin of Randolph as he would drive the Midas Muffler, Park Ford and Baldwin Motorsports #7up into victory lane for the 5th time this year. Tyler Thompson would run second until the halfway mark when 10th starting Bob Daugherty would take over but he could not track down Baldwin. Thompson would hold on to third with JR Gentry, driving Mitch Caskey’s #43 would finish 4th and Tyler Nicely took fifth. Baldwin was the fast qualifier and won a heat race as did Chase Alexander.

Doug Hensel led the opening 7 circuits of the WQKT Mini Stock main with Jordan James of Loudonville hounding him every inch of the track and finally took the lead on lap 8 but Hensel came right back on lap nine. Jordan and his Thompson Memorials, Lochevale Farms and Loudonville Tire #83 grabbed the lead for good on the next lap and kept it until the checkered flag flew for his 1st win in his first time at NAPA WCS this season. Moose Workman edged past Hensel, the heat winner, on the last lap for second with Adam Kern and Elvis Conkle rounding out the top five.

After finishing second three times this year, Matthew Moore of Granger Township led all but the opening two laps in the NAPA Mini Wedge feature aboard the Mars Trucking and Apache Auto Salvage #98 for his 1st win. Tanner McLoughlin tried everything he could to re-pass Moore after leading the first two circuits but came up short. Billy Dawson and Robbie Ledger battled back and forth for third and also challenged McLoughlin for second several times before finishing in that order. Caitlin Johnson wrapped up the top five. Moore also won the heat race.

Racing continues next Saturday night, July 19th with the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association coming in for a $2,500 to win feature. The Thrifty Muffler Super Stock, the WQKT Mini Stocks and the NAPA Mini Wedges are on the racing card as the Lias Tire Late Models have the night off. Check out www.waynecountyspeedway.com for the latest news of the track.

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS

Saturday, July 12, 2014

LIAS TIRE LATE MODELS

Fast Qualifier Coby Bartram 17.409

Summit Racing Equipment Heat 1 Corey Conley, Ryan Markham, Doug Drown, Blaine Aber, John Bores, Coby Bartram, Jim Nicely

Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2 Larry Kingseed, Mike Bores, DJ Miller, Keith Berner, Tim Sabo, Rick Armstrong, Doug Kenworthy

Summit Racing Equipment Heat 3 Shane McLoughlin, Charlie Duncan, Larry Bellman, Brad Malcuit, Don Conley, Jerry Aber, Allan Baker

Feature Shane McLoughlin, Corey Conley, Doug Drown, Ryan Markham, Charlie Duncan, Mike Bores, Keith Berner, Larry Kingseed, Brad Malcuit, Larry Bellman, Coby Bartram, John Bores, Blaine Aber, Jim Nicely, Tim Sabo, Doug Kenworthy, Jerry Aber, Allan Baker, DJ Miller, Rick Armstrong, Don Conley

FISHER PERFORMANCE SPRINTS

Fast Qualifier Andrew Palker 14.768

Saldana Racing Products Heat 1 Andrew Palker, Jason Dolick, Kirk Jeffries, Troy Kingan, Matt Phillips, Jordan Harble

Saldana Racing Products Heat 2 Brad Haudenschild, Bob Lime, Shawn Minor, Scott Riley, Shawn Hubler, Pete Grove

Feature Andrew Palker, Jason Dolick, Kirk Jeffries, Bob Lime, Troy Kingan, Shawn Minor, Scott Riley, Matt Phillips, Jordan Harble, Brad Haudenschild, Shawn Hubler, Pete Grove (dns)

 

 

The King's Royal,$50,000 to win. It's a 410 Sprint car event on the half mile oval at Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, OH. Featured were the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series.

Article by: Gaye Carmichael, Motor Sports Journalist

(Rossburg, OH, 07/12/2014) A new King is crowned, in this thirty-first anniversary of the prestigious Kings Royal event. Kerry Madsen of St. Marys,NSW raced from a seventh place start into the lead with about twenty-seven laps to go of this forty lap "A" Feature event to score his very first Kings Royal win Excitement reigned during this thirty-first Kings Royal event with the great turn out of Sprint cars and the huge crowd of fans. It definitely was a job well done by everyone at the Eldora Speedway half mile high banked oval in Rossburg, OH.

It was also amazing to have forty-seven 410 sprint car teams turning out to compete in this legendary race that featured some of the very best Sprint car drivers with only twenty-four being able to earn a starting berth in the "A" Main event.

For Kerry Madsen this was an awesome race for the crown. "This is the biggest win in my racing career. My team worked hard, giving me a great car. A definite team effort. Winning this thirty-first Kings Royal, means so very much to all of us. Our car was really good. I felt pretty confident. I can't thank everyone enough for this victory." said Madsen.

Scoring in second at the line was Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND. Schatz had earned his second place start to race behind David Gravel of Watertown, CT as the green flag called the field to action. These two drivers managed to hold off the balance of the field with the exception of Madsen, for Schatz to finish in second and Gravel reeled in third.

"We didn't take a swing at it in the beginning. Then our sprint was loose. I had pretty much used up our sprint, there at the end. We are disappointed. You can believe that I'm going to go for it at Knoxville. (Knoxville Nationals). said Schatz.

The third place finish was earned by Gravel. who had the original lead. When the original green flag flew out Gravel . hammered into the lead. Donny Schatz (ND) grabbed second with Shane Stewart in third followed by Randy Hannigan and Kevin Swindell , for the five in front.

"The Kings Royal is cool. I so wanted to win. We were good from the beginning. We had a good car. We've had success and we were going for it. The field of cars were really strong. We had a good shot at it but I have to be happy that we had a podium finish and for our good team." said Gravel.

Fourth place was earned by Kevin Swindell, followed by, Paul McMahan, Greg Wilson, Dale Blaney, Rico Abreu, Daryn Pittman, Jason Sides, Chris Bell, Steve Kinser, Brian Brown, Chad Kemenah, Logan Schuchart, Cody Darrah, Sammy Swindell, Jason Meyers, Brent Marks, Joey Saldana, Shane Stewart, Kraig Kinser, Randy Hannigan, Brad Sweet, Tim Kaeding.

Past winners of the Kings Royal, include, Steve Kinser who has won the Kings Royal seven times. His first win was in 1984 and his last victory was in 1010. Jac Haudenschild and Sammy Swindell have both worn the Royal Crown three times. Doug Wolfgang, Dave Blaney, Joey Saldana and Donny Schatz, each have two wins, with Don Kreitz, Jr., Bobby Davis, Jr., Johnny Herrera, Dale Blaney, Mark Kinser, Jason Sides, Daryn Pittman, Tyler Walker and Brad Sweet have each won this honor once.

Madsen had set fast time in qualifying with a 13.233 second lap, while Chad Kemenah clocked in with a 13.290 second run for second fast and Sammy Swindell's time was 13.291 seconds, for the top three qualifiers.

Heat Races, the Dash, "B" Main and "C" Main finishes are as follows: Please note: All finishes, times, etc. are unofficial in this article.

"B" Main: Schuchart, Bell, K. Kinser, Kaeding, James McFadden, Saldana, Roger Crockett, Lee Jacob, Ed Lynch, Jr. Tim Shaffer, Travis Philo, Dustin Daggett, Cole Duncan, Jac Haudenschild, Caleb Helms, Danny Holtgraver, Brian Paulus, Kory Crabtree, Austen Wheatley, Jacob Allen, Paige Polyak, Danny Dietrich, Dallas Hewitt, Nathan Skaggs.

"C" Main: Philo, J. Haudenschild, Paulus, Crabtree, Hewitt, Polyak, Chris Jones, Danny Mumaw.

DASH: Gravel, Schatz, Stewart, Hannigan, Wilson, S. Kinser, Madsen, K. Swindell, S. Swindell, Pittman.

HEAT RACES:

Heat #1: S. Kinser, Madsen, Abreu, Darrah, Schuchart, McFadden, Wheatley, Paulus.

Heat #2: Wilson, K. Swindell, Brown, Kemendah, K. Kinser, Crockett, Allen, S, Haudenschild.

Heat #3: Hannigan, S. Swindell, Sweet, Lynch, Jr., Daggett, Holtgraver, Philo, Crabtree

Heat #4: Stewart, Pittman, Meyers, Saldana, Jacobs, Shaffer, J. Haudenschild, Mumaw.

Heat #5: Schatz, Marks, Blaney, Kaeding, Helms, Dietrich, Hewitt, Jones.

Heat #6: Gravel, McMahan, Sides, Bell, Duncan, Skaggs, Polyak (N-S)

 

 

KERRY MADSEN FINALLY DONS ELDORA’S KINGS ROYAL CROWN

After Knocking on the Door Many Times, Madsen Becomes First Australian King of Historic Event

ROSSBURG, OH (July 12) --Kerry Madsen did something Saturday night few before him have ever done – he won the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway, one of the most coveted prizes on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series schedule, and the right to be called ‘King.’ Also getting to sit upon the fabled throne was Dustin Daggett who swept the non-stop NRA Sprint Invaders featured event leading up to the Kings Royal.

In front of an overflowing crowd, ‘King Kerry’ was crowned by Sovererign Shane Carson. He was emotional and at times speechless in victory lane as he thanked the fans, his team owners, crew members and sponsors.

“I just want to thank Eldora Speedway for just letting me be part of this fantastic race,” Madsen said. “I moved over from Australia and this is pretty much the race that hooked me on American racing.”

Madsen, who started seventh, took over the lead from David Gravel on lap 13.

“I got an awesome run,” Madsen said. “David and Donny were kind of battling there and it just left the topside open. I had the wing kind of in the trunk and the thing just sat down there and rolled around that corner wide open and we just pulled it off. We got a lot of momentum and track position after that.”

As the laps ticked by, Madsen built an impressive lead, maneuvering through lapped traffic and holding off challenges from Schatz and Gravel. A caution on the last lap presented Madsen with one final obstacle.

“I was just really, really trying to hold my concentration in the last ten laps,” Madsen said. “Just stay motivated and hit my marks and I have to admit I started counting the laps down when there was five to go. Backed the pace down, brought her a little away from the wall. And the white flag lap I thought we have a shot here and then, what do you know; the yellow comes out.”

After coming so close to winning the famed event in years past, Madsen was focused on the competition behind him and keeping them there.

“When you have a champion like Donny behind you, you know you can’t make a mistake… and obviously David was strong all weekend and he was going to be a presence at some point as well,” Madsen said. “Fortunately for me, [my team] gave me that good a car that it just did its own thing anyways.”

This was Madsen’s third Outlaws win at Eldora. The win for the St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia native also makes him the first Australian to win the Kings Royal. This was the seventh WoO podium finish in a row for Madsen and his fourth win of the season.

As the green flag flew to start the race, pole sitter David Gravel jumped out to an early lead in the Kings Royal over second place starter Donny Schatz. The two battled early, with Schatz eventually taking over the lead on lap nine after he closed the gap on Gravel and slid past out of turn four.

Meanwhile, Madsen, who started seventh, was working his way through the field. He found a fast line high near the wall and following a lap 12 restart, Madsen used that speed to power past Schatz as Gravel took the lead back over.

Just one lap later, Madsen passed Gravel for first. It was not however smooth sailing for Madsen as he faced three cautions and subsequent restarts. Each time, Madsen maintained his lead, holding Schatz and Gravel back.

A caution that flew on lap 38 eventually turned onto an open red after the Outlaws had reached max laps. Madsen again faced the challenge of maintaining what he had built on the restart. Schatz and Gravel gave one last try at finding a way around Madsen on the green-white-checkered, but it was not to be. Madsen won the Kings Royal.

Second place finisher Schatz said he’s not sure whether the restarts hurt or helped his team but said a changing racetrack affected his night.

“Kerry was definitely a better racecar,” Schatz said. “He got up there and went and was awful fast. When he got there it was hard to even keep up with him. Hats off to those guys, they did a phenomenal job. He’s been knocking at the door of this race for a long time so I’m glad to see him win it.”

“The STP guys did an awesome job – second was the best we could do tonight. All you can do is build on it. We get to race again on Tuesday and try to get ourselves a little better spot.”

Gravel, who finished the night in third after leading ten laps, including the first eight, congratulated Madsen’s crew chief Tyler Swank, who served in the same role with Gravel in previous seasons.

“I know starting on the pole we wanted to win there but to get on the podium my second Kings Royal that I made was pretty good,” Gravel said. “Eldora treats me awesome. All you fans here, I don’t know how many are there, but you guys are awesome.”

“I thought the race was coming towards me with the lapped traffic but that’s the way it goes. We’re going to be happy for the rest of the ‘Month of Money’.”

Daggett was simply the class of the NRA field as he was able to hold back all-time NRA winner Tim Allison, the previous night’s victor Randy Hannagan, Butch Schroeder and Robbie Stillwagon.

Eldora now shifts its focus towards NASCAR’s only annual event on the dirt; the 1-800 CarCash Mudsummer Classic for the Camping World Truck Series. Remaining race tickets and campsites for that historic event or any other exciting Eldora event are available by going online to www.EldoraSpeedway.com. Additionally, tickets and campsites may be purchased through the Eldora offices during normal business hours by calling (937) 338-3815 or on race day.

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

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World of Outlaw Sprints

TIME TRIALS - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [13.234]; 2. 63-Chad Kemenah [13.289]; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell [13.291]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [13.297]; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney [13.303]; 6. 83-David Gravel [13.304]; 7. 4-Cody Darrah [13.312]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13.318]; 9. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr [13.363]; 10. 71-Joey Saldana [13.367]; 11. 15-Donny Schatz [13.400]; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart [13.433]; 13. 51-Paul McMahan [13.433]; 14. 71S-Kevin Swindell [13.438]; 15. 49-Brad Sweet [13.451]; 16. 19M-Brent Marks [13.454]; 17. 2-Shane Stewart [13.454]; 18. 7S-Jason Sides [13.493]; 19. 11-Steve Kinser [13.494]; 20. 20W-Greg Wilson [13.517]; 21. 11N-Randy Hannagan [13.534]; 22. 83X-Jason Meyers [13.565]; 23. 40-Caleb Helms [13.571]; 24. 53-Chris Bell [13.571]; 25. 44W-Austen Wheatley [13.580]; 26. 21-Brian Brown [13.580]; 27. 10H-Danny Holtgraver [13.600]; 28. 81-Lee Jacobs [13.613]; 29. 59K-Tim Kaeding [13.622]; 30. 49X-Cole Duncan [13.634]; 31. 24A-Rico Abreu [13.644]; 32. 82C-Roger Crockett [13.649]; 33. 5T-Travis Philo [13.708]; 34. 45S-Tim Shaffer [13.729]; 35. 48-Danny Dietrich [13.734]; 36. 19P-Paige Polyak [13.758]; 37. 3G-James McFadden [13.766]; 38. 1A-Jacob Allen [13.803]; 39. 60-Kory Crabtree [13.805]; 40. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [13.809]; 41. 21M-Dallas Hewitt [13.838]; 42. 2S-Nathan Skaggs [13.874]; 43. 28-Brian Paulus [13.945]; 44. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [13.989]; 45. 2M-Dustin Daggett [14.083]; 46. 16-Danny Mumaw [14.148]; 47. 59P-Chris Jones [14.319];

HEAT 1 - 1. 11-Steve Kinser [1]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 3. 24A-Rico Abreu [6]; 4. 4-Cody Darrah [3]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 6. 3G-James McFadden [7]; 7. 44W-Austen Wheatley [5]; 8. 28-Brian Paulus [8];

HEAT 2 - 1. 20W-Greg Wilson [1]; 2. 71S-Kevin Swindell [2]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [5]; 4. 63-Chad Kemenah [4]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 6. 82C-Roger Crockett [6]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]; 8. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [DNF];

HEAT 3 - 1. 11N-Randy Hannagan [1]; 2. 1-Sammy Swindell [4]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 4. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr [3]; 5. 2M-Dustin Daggett [8]; 6. 10H-Danny Holtgraver [5]; 7. 5T-Travis Philo [6]; 8. 60-Kory Crabtree [DNF];

HEAT 4 - 1. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 3. 83X-Jason Meyers [1]; 4. 71-Joey Saldana [3]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]; 6. 45S-Tim Shaffer [6]; 7. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [7]; 8. 16-Danny Mumaw [8];

HEAT 5 - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 2. 19M-Brent Marks [2]; 3. 14K-Dale Blaney [4]; 4. 59K-Tim Kaeding [5]; 5. 40-Caleb Helms [1]; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich [6]; 7. 21M-Dallas Hewitt [7];

HEAT 6 - 1. 83-David Gravel [2]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [1]; 3. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 4. 53-Chris Bell [4]; 5. 49X-Cole Duncan [5]; 6. 2S-Nathan Skaggs [6]; 7. 19P-Paige Polyak [DNF];

C FEATURE - 1. 5T-Travis Philo [2]; 2. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 3. 28-Brian Paulus [1]; 4. 60-Kory Crabtree [6]; 5. 21M-Dallas Hewitt [4]; 6. 19P-Paige Polyak [5]; 7. 59P-Chris Jones [8]; 8. 16-Danny Mumaw [DNS];

B-FEATURE - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 2. 53-Chris Bell [6]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 4. 59K-Tim Kaeding [5]; 5. 71-Joey Saldana [4]; 6. 82C-Roger Crockett [8]; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs [10]; 8. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr [3]; 9. 45S-Tim Shaffer [16]; 10. 2M-Dustin Daggett [9]; 11. 49X-Cole Duncan [12]; 12. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [20]; 13. 5T-Travis Philo [19]; 14. 40-Caleb Helms [11]; 15. 10H-Danny Holtgraver [15]; 16. 28-Brian Paulus [21]; 17. 3G-James McFadden [7]; 18. 60-Kory Crabtree [22]; 19. 44W-Austen Wheatley [13]; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen [14]; 21. 19P-Paige Polyak [DNF]; 22. 48-Danny Dietrich [DNF]; 23. 21M-Dallas Hewitt [DNF]; 24. 2S-Nathan Skaggs [DNF];

A FEATURE - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [7]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 3. 83-David Gravel [1]; 4. 71S-Kevin Swindell [8]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [12]; 6. 20W-Greg Wilson [5]; 7. 14K-Dale Blaney [17]; 8. 24A-Rico Abreu [13]; 9. 9-Daryn Pittman [10]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [18]; 11. 53-Chris Bell [22]; 12. 11-Steve Kinser [6]; 13. 21-Brian Brown [14]; 14. 63-Chad Kemenah [19]; 15. 1S-Logan Schuchart [21]; 16. 4-Cody Darrah [20]; 17. 1-Sammy Swindell [9]; 18. 83X-Jason Meyers [16]; 19. 19M-Brent Marks [11]; 20. 71-Joey Saldana [25]; 21. 2-Shane Stewart [DNF]; 22. 11K-Kraig Kinser [DNF]; 23. 11N-Randy Hannagan [DNF]; 24. 49-Brad Sweet [DNF]; 25. 59K-Tim Kaeding [DNF];

NRA Sprint

TIME TRIALS - 1. 22H-Randy Hannagan [14.362]; 2. 20B-Butch Schroeder [14.378]; 3. 49T-Gregg Dalman [14.580]; 4. 11-Tim Allison [14.609]; 5. 5G-Curt Michael [14.663]; 6. 49-Shawn Dancer [14.682]; 7. 6K-Chad Kemenah [14.735]; 8. 2MD-Dustin Daggett [14.737]; 9. 16-Ryan Ruhl [14.757]; 10. 28H-Hud Horton [14.770]; 11. 89-Robbie Stillwaggon [14.775]; 12. 6S-Max Stambaugh [14.801]; 13. 10X-Dustin Stroup [14.805]; 14. 17-Jared Horstman [14.809]; 15. 23-Devon Dobie [14.877]; 16. 3B-Brad Greer [14.893]; 17. 35-Ron Blair [14.932]; 18. 18-Todd Heuerman [14.952]; 19. 12CS-Cody Swanson [14.956]; 20. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr [14.963]; 21. 00N-Jim Nier [14.974]; 22. 45S-Tim Shaffer [14.979]; 23. 98-Joe Trenca [14.984]; 24. 6JS-Jr Stewart [15.026]; 25. 97-Bryan Sebetto [15.031]; 26. 12R-Nick Roberts [15.059]; 27. 31-Andy Teunessen [15.084]; 28. 79-Jordan Thomas [15.086]; 29. 2MS-Beau Stewart [15.168]; 30. 11N-Ed Neumeister [15.192]; 31. 8J-Jess Stiger [15.242]; 32. 23P-Nick Patterson [15.953]; 33. 14C-Andy Conley [16.108]; 34. 15-Brandon Ferguson [99.999];

HEAT 1 - 1. 22H-Randy Hannagan [6]; 2. 16-Ryan Ruhl [4]; 3. 10X-Dustin Stroup [3]; 4. 2MS-Beau Stewart [8]; 5. 35-Ron Blair [2]; 6. 00N-Jim Nier [DNF]; 7. 97-Bryan Sebetto [DNF]; 8. 5G-Curt Michael [DQ]; 9. 14C-Andy Conley [DNS];

HEAT 2 - 1. 20B-Butch Schroeder [6]; 2. 18-Todd Heuerman [2]; 3. 17-Jared Horstman [3]; 4. 49-Shawn Dancer [5]; 5. 12R-Nick Roberts [7]; 6. 11N-Ed Neumeister [8]; 7. 28H-Hud Horton [DNF]; 8. 45S-Tim Shaffer [DQ]; 9. 15-Brandon Ferguson [DNS];

HEAT 3 - 1. 89-Robbie Stillwaggon [4]; 2. 12CS-Cody Swanson [2]; 3. 49T-Gregg Dalman [6]; 4. 98-Joe Trenca [1]; 5. 23-Devon Dobie [3]; 6. 31-Andy Teunessen [7]; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger [8]; 8. 6K-Chad Kemenah [DNF];

HEAT 4 - 1. 11-Tim Allison [6]; 2. 6JS-Jr Stewart [1]; 3. 2MD-Dustin Daggett [5]; 4. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr [2]; 5. 6S-Max Stambaugh [4]; 6. 3B-Brad Greer [3]; 7. 79-Jordan Thomas [7]; 8. 23P-Nick Patterson [DNS];

B-FEATURE - 1. 5G-Curt Michael [1]; 2. 6S-Max Stambaugh [4]; 3. 31-Andy Teunessen [12]; 4. 3B-Brad Greer [6]; 5. 23-Devon Dobie [5]; 6. 35-Ron Blair [7]; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger [15]; 8. 12R-Nick Roberts [11]; 9. 79-Jordan Thomas [13]; 10. 11N-Ed Neumeister [DNF]; 11. 6K-Chad Kemenah [DNS]; 12. 28H-Hud Horton [DNS]; 13. 00N-Jim Nier [DNS]; 14. 45S-Tim Shaffer [DNS]; 15. 97-Bryan Sebetto [DNS]; 16. 23P-Nick Patterson [DNS]; 17. 14C-Andy Conley [DNS];

A FEATURE - 1. 2MD-Dustin Daggett [1]; 2. 11-Tim Allison [3]; 3. 22H-Randy Hannagan [6]; 4. 20B-Butch Schroeder [5]; 5. 89-Robbie Stillwaggon [8]; 6. 17-Jared Horstman [10]; 7. 18-Todd Heuerman [11]; 8. 49-Shawn Dancer [2]; 9. 10X-Dustin Stroup [9]; 10. 6JS-Jr Stewart [15]; 11. 5G-Curt Michael [17]; 12. 49T-Gregg Dalman [4]; 13. 12CS-Cody Swanson [12]; 14. 16-Ryan Ruhl [7]; 15. 6S-Max Stambaugh [18]; 16. 2MS-Beau Stewart [16]; 17. 3B-Brad Greer [20]; 18. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr [13]; 19. 31-Andy Teunessen [19]; 20. 98-Joe Trenca [14];

 

Terry McCarl Tops Tipton with Sprint Invaders!

(Bill W) July 11, 2014 – Terry McCarl registered his second win of the year with the Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders and the ninth in his career on Friday night at the Cedar County Raceway in Tipton, Iowa. The Altoona, Iowa driver tangled with leader Wayne Johnson on a restart, assuming the lead and claiming the victory aboard Jimmy Davies #99.

Johnson led the field early from his pole position early over Josh Schneiderman and point leader, Jon Agan. McCarl pounced on the leaders early. He shot from eighth to get by Agan for third on lap three, and then passed Schneiderman for second a lap later. On lap five, Sawyer Phillips spun bringing the first of four cautions in the 25-lap event.

Johnson would lead McCarl, Schneiderman, Cole Wood and Agan back to green. Wood surged under Schneiderman on lap six, with Agan in two to take third. A Chris Martin spin on lap nine slowed things again. On the restart, contact was made between McCarl and Johnson, sending the leader spinning.

“I about flipped it,” said McCarl. “I had such a good run on (Johnson) on the restart. Jimmy and Scott Bonar had the car so good. I just got in a little too hot, and he went lower than he had been going. I just ran into him and about flipped the thing. I apologize to Wayne for that.”

While McCarl would distance himself from the pack, Agan slid by Wood for second on lap eleven. A tough night for Tony Shilling continued when he spun with twelve laps in the books. Wood would return the favor on Agan on lap 16 as rubber developed on the lower part of the -mile, but Agan would gain it back on a restart for a Jarrod Schneiderman spin with four laps to go.

McCarl would be followed to the stripe by Agan, Wood, Bret Tripplett and CJ Houseman. Mike Houseman Jr., Josh Schneiderman, Paul Nienhiser, hard-charger Dustin Selvage and Bobby Mincer rounded out the top ten. Mike Houseman Jr., Johnson and Jarrod Schneiderman won heats, while Danile Bergquist held off a surging Selvage by a few feet in an exciting B main.

It was McCarl’s first ever appearance in Tipton and it marked the 62nd track he has won on in his storied career. “We had such a great run,” he said in Victory Lane. “We started eighth and we were able to get right up through there. I can’t thank Jimmy and these guys enough. It’s the first time we’ve raced here. I came with Carson (McCarl) a couple of years ago.”

“The track changed a lot,” said Agan. “Honestly, we weren’t very good most of the night. We were free all night long. We don’t run the small tracks like this very much, and we are still working on it. We got better for sure, but we tried to keep the tires underneath us. We lost a spot and got it back, lost a spot and got it back. In the big picture, we’re happy with it. I wish we’d have been a little tighter. We may have had something for Terry. Last year, we were torn up here in someone else’s accident, so we’re happy with it.”

“We were running fourth and got a lucky break with Terry and Wayne,” said the third place Wood. “We moved up into third. We were able to pass Agan on the bottom. He got back by us on the restart, which was my fault. I was focused on trying to get by Terry. I got in too hot, and Agan was able to get by us. Coming to this track, it was tough. There was a thin top and a thin bottom. We’re happy to come out with a third.”

The Sprint Invaders return to action for the Sprint Invaders Nationals, August 15, 16 and 17 when they visit the Bloomfield (IA) Speedway, 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa and Quincy (IL) Raceways. For more information, visit www.SprintInvaders.com!

Results

Brockway Mechanical & Roofing A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 99, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (8) 2. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (4) 3. 17w, Cole Wood, Auburn, CA (3) 4. 22, Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL (7) 5. 80x, CJ Houseman, Des Moines, IA (12) 6. 68, Mike Houseman Jr., Des Moines, IA (5) 7. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (2) 8. 9, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (11) 9. 73, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (17) 10. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (9) 11. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (13) 12. 22T, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (15) 13. 40, Andy Huston, Roseville, IL (10) 14. 9D, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (16) 15. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (19) 16. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (14) 17. 3, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18) 18. 11s, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (6) 19. 10, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (1) 20. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (20). Lap Leaders: Johnson 1-9, McCarl 10-25. KSE Hard-charger: Selvage.

Advanced Plumbing & Machine Heat one (started), 8 laps, top five to A main, top two to Dash: 1. Mike Houseman Jr. (2) 2. Josh Schneiderman (4) 3. Bret Tripplett (3) 4. Andy Huston (1) 5. Chris Martin (8) / 6. Dustin Selvage (6) 7. Mtichell Alexander (7) 8. 83, Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA (5) DNS – 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA

Huston Land Improvement Heat two (started), 8 laps, top five to A main, top two to Dash: 1. Wayne Johnson (4) 2. Cole Wood (1) 3. Terry McCarl (8) 4. Paul Nienhiser (6) 5. Harold Pohren (7) / 6. Cody Wehrle (5) 7. 10T, Tim Moore, Rock Island, IL (3) 8. Sawyer Phillips (2)

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat three (started), 8 laps, top five to A main, top two to Dash: 1. Jarrod Schneiderman (1) 2. Jon Agan (4) 3. Bobby Mincer (8) 4. CJ Houseman (3) 5. Tony Shilling (6) / 6. Daniel Bergquist (5) 7. 58, Andy Krieger, Burlington, IA (7) 8. 36, Justin Newberry, West Burlington, IA (2)

Budweiser “King of Beers” Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Jarrod Schneiderman (2) 2. Wayne Johnson (3) 3 Josh Schneiderman (5) 4. Cole Wood (4) 5. Jon Agan (6) 6. Mike Houseman Jr. (1)

B main (started), 12 laps, top five to A main: 1. Daniel Bergquist (3) 2. Dustin Selvage (1) 3. Sawyer Phillips (8) 4. Mitchell Alexander (4) 5. Cody Wehrle (2) / 6. Justin Newberry (9) 7. Dave Getchell (7) 8. Tim Moore (5) 9. Andy Krieger (6) DNS – Chase Wanner

Contingencies

Weld – Wayne Johnson

Saldana Racing Products – Harold Pohren

Pyrotec – Chris Martin

 

 

SWINDELL RETURNS TO ELDORA’S STAGE WITH KNIGHT BEFORE KINGS ROYAL WIN

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Veterans Shares Stage with NRA Winner Randy Hannagan

ROSSBURG, OHIO (July 11) – Germantown, Tennessee’s Sammy Swindell passed Tim Shaffer on lap 14, withstood several mid-race restarts, and then powered aw ay from the field to pick up a $10,000 victory in the 30-lap Knight Before The Kings Royal Friday night at Eldora Speedway. It was the sprint car legend’s 36th World of Outlaw (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series victory at Eldora Speedway in his 174th career start.

In the companion NRA Sprint Invaders nightcap, Randy Hannagan, who was doing double duty on the night along with Shaffer, took advantage of Shaffer’s misfortune to capture his 6th career NRA victory at Eldora.

“After the year we have had, this feels really good,” Swindell, now 59 years old, said of his second win of the 2014 WoO season. “This has always been one of my favorite race tracks and I like getting up by the wall and seeing how fast you can go.”

Shaffer jumped to the early lead and had pulled out to nearly a straight-away advantage when the lead cars entered lapped traffic on lap 5. That is when Swindell began to methodically erase the straightaway advantage that Shaffer had built up.

Shaffer held off several attempts by Swindell to take over the top spot before Swindell made the winning move. After getting beside Shaffer on several occasions, Swindell dove low below Shaffer in turn three and into the top spot as the exited turn four.

“I just screwed up in the lapped traffic,” Shaffer said. “I made my move t o o soon and I lost all my momentum and he was able to get that run down the backstretch.”

Lap 18 was a pivotal point. Several caution flags were shown before the lap was finally entered into the scoring records. The second caution flag erased a move that had the huge partisan crowd on their feet for Jac Haudenschild. Dubbed, ‘the wild child’, he advanced five positions before returning to turn four, only to have another yellow flag appear. With his ‘hand’ displayed, the next restart failed to show similar results.

Swindell was never seriously challenged after that as he and Shaffer raced several car lengths ahead of a torrid battle for the third position featuring Kerry Madsen, Shane Stewart, Daryn Pittman and Jac Haudenschild.

That quartet of drivers swapped positions throughout the race before Madsen claimed the third position at the finish. Stewart, who won at Eldora in May, finished in fourth-place, while Pittman, the defending World of Outlaw STP Sprint Car Series champion, completed the top five.

Paul McMahan, who was coming off a win at Limaland Motorsports Park on Wednesday night, outlaw point’s leader Donny Schatz, Haudenschild, Steve Kinser and defending Kings Royal winner Brad Sweet completed the top ten.

Two-time Kings Royal winner Joey Saldana was the fastest qualifier o ver the 49-car field while Haudenschild, David Gravel, Kinser, Pittman and Chad Kemenah won heat races. Austin Wheatley won the C-main, McMahan captured the Last Chance Showdown and Shaffer won the Dash to earn the pole starting position.

With the knowledge of what the clay surface was providing, Shaffer got behind the wheel of his NRA mount and appeared to have the field covered. However, a spun by a pair of lapped cars on lap 11 collected Shaffer. The end result was four cars flipping, but with no injuries. Shaffer’s run was through.

Veteran Randy Hannagan inherited the lead from there and cruised to an easy win over Tim Allison and Butch Schroeder.

Eldora returns to action tonight (July 12) with the 31st annual Kings Royal and t he 40-lap main event which pays the winner $50,000 and the title of King XXXI.

“We were a little tight early in that race but if we can get this thing rolling like that again tomorrow night, we will have a shot at it,” three-time Kings Royal champion Swindell said when asked if he can get the weekend sweep.

Remaining race tickets and campsites for the Kings Royal or any other exciting Eldora event, are available by going online to www.EldoraSpeedway.com. Additionally, tickets and campsites may be purchased through the Eldora offices during normal business hours by calling (937) 338-3815 or on race day.

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

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World of Outlaw Sprints

TIME TRIALS - 1. 71-Joey Saldana [19]; 2. 51-Paul Mcmahan [31]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [45]; 4. 24A-Rico Abreu [29]; 5. 1-Sammy Swindell [35]; 6. 45S-Tim Shaffer [16]; 7. 83-David Gravel [43]; 8. 2-Shane Stewart [44]; 9. 9-Daryn Pittman [36]; 10. 49-Brad Sweet [41]; 11. 4-Cody Darrah [46]; 12. 82C-Roger Crockett [13]; 13. 20W-Greg Wilson [33]; 14. 49X-Cole Duncan [12]; 15. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 16. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 17. 10H-Danny Holtgraver [24]; 18. 11-Steve Kinser [4]; 19. 40-Caleb Helms [30]; 20. 63-Chad Kemenah [3]; 21. 11N-Randy Hannagan [32]; 22. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7]; 23. 14K-Dale Blaney [38]; 24. 21-Brian Brown [5]; 25. 81-Lee Jacobs [49]; 26. 71S-Kevin Swindell [37]; 27. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 28. 7S-Jason Sides [42]; 29. 24H-Brandon Wimmer [18]; 30. 83X-Jason Meyers [21]; 31. 3G-James Mcfadden [48]; 32. 11K-Kraig Kinser [27]; 33. 19M-Brent Marks [23]; 34. 59K-Tim Kaeding [25]; 35. 9X-Rob Chaney [34]; 36. 48-Danny Dietrich [9]; 37. 44W-Austen Wheatley [22]; 38. 21M-Dallas Hewitt [8]; 39. 19P-Paige Polyak [17]; 40. 1A-Jacob Allen [15]; 41. 60-Kory Crabtree [10]; 42. 33H-Sheldon Haudenschild [40]; 43. 28-Brian Paulus [28]; 44. 16-Danny Mumaw [39]; 45. 2M-Dustin Daggett [11]; 46. 40DD-Caleb Griffith [47]; 47. 2S-Nathan Skaggs [14]; 48. 46AU-Stuart Williams [26]; 49. 59P-Chris Jones [20];

HEAT 1 - 1. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 2. 4-Cody Darrah [2]; 3. 45S-Tim Shaffer [3]; 4. 71-Joey Saldana [4]; 5. 71S-Kevin Swindell [6]; 6. 11N-Randy Hannagan [5]; 7. 3G-James Mcfadden [7]; 8. 2M-Dustin Daggett [10]; 9. 9X-Rob Chaney [8]; 10. 60-Kory Crabtree [DNF];

HEAT 2 - 1. 83-David Gravel [3]; 2. 10H-Danny Holtgraver [1]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7]; 5. 82C-Roger Crockett [2]; 6. 33H-Sheldon Haudenschild [9]; 7. 44W-Austen Wheatley [8]; 8. 2S-Nathan Skaggs [10]; 9. 51-Paul Mcmahan [DNF]; 10. 5T-Travis Philo [DNF];

HEAT 3 - 1. 11-Steve Kinser [1]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 4. 20W-Greg Wilson [2]; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney [5]; 6. 59K-Tim Kaeding [7]; 7. 21M-Dallas Hewitt [8]; 8. 28-Brian Paulus [9]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [DNF]; 10. 46AU-Stuart Williams [DNF];

HEAT 4 - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 2. 24H-Brandon Wimmer [6]; 3. 40-Caleb Helms [1]; 4. 49X-Cole Duncan [2]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [5]; 6. 24A-Rico Abreu [4]; 7. 19M-Brent Marks [7]; 8. 19P-Paige Polyak [8]; 9. 59P-Chris Jones [DNF]; 10. 16-Danny Mumaw [DNF];

HEAT 5 - 1. 63-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell [4]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich [7]; 7. 83X-Jason Meyers [6]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [8]; 9. 40DD-Caleb Griffith [9];

DASH - 1. 45S-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 1-Sammy Swindell [2]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 4. 71-Joey Saldana [4]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [7]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [6]; 7. 83-David Gravel [5]; 8. 63-Chad Kemenah [10]; 9. 11-Steve Kinser [9]; 10. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [8];

C FEATURE - 1. 44W-Austen Wheatley [1]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]; 3. 21M-Dallas Hewitt [2]; 4. 19P-Paige Polyak [3]; 5. 2M-Dustin Daggett [10]; 6. 2S-Nathan Skaggs [11]; 7. 28-Brian Paulus [7]; 8. 59P-Chris Jones [13]; 9. 60-Kory Crabtree [DNF]; 10. 16-Danny Mumaw [DNS]; 11. 33H-Sheldon Haudenschild [DNS]; 12. 40DD-Caleb Griffith [DNS]; 13. 46AU-Stuart Williams [DNS];

B-FEATURE - 1. 51-Paul Mcmahan [1]; 2. 24A-Rico Abreu [2]; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan [4]; 4. 5T-Travis Philo [9]; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney [5]; 6. 82C-Roger Crockett [3]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [10]; 8. 3G-James Mcfadden [12]; 9. 71S-Kevin Swindell [8]; 10. 48-Danny Dietrich [15]; 11. 9X-Rob Chaney [16]; 12. 83X-Jason Meyers [11]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen [17]; 14. 19M-Brent Marks [14]; 15. 21-Brian Brown [6]; 16. 81-Lee Jacobs [7]; 17. 44W-Austen Wheatley [18]; 18. 59K-Tim Kaeding [13];

A FEATURE - 1. 1-Sammy Swindell [2]; 2. 45S-Tim Shaffer [1]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [6]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 6. 51-Paul Mcmahan [11]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [17]; 8. 9W-Jac Haudenschild [10]; 9. 11-Steve Kinser [24]; 10. 49-Brad Sweet [13]; 11. 24A-Rico Abreu [12]; 12. 11N-Randy Hannagan [20]; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart [21]; 14. 10H-Danny Holtgraver [18]; 15. 40-Caleb Helms [19]; 16. 4-Cody Darrah [14]; 17. 63-Chad Kemenah [8]; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser [9]; 19. 7S-Jason Sides [25]; 20. 83-David Gravel [DNF]; 21. 20W-Greg Wilson [DNF]; 22. 24H-Brandon Wimmer [DNF]; 23. 5T-Travis Philo [DNF]; 24. 49X-Cole Duncan [DNF]; 25. 71-Joey Saldana [DNF];

NRA Sprint

TIME TRIALS - 1. 12H-Tim Hunter [14.460]; 2. 20B-Butch Schroeder [14.470]; 3. 45S-Tim Shaffer [14.555]; 4. 16-Ryan Ruhl [14.564]; 5. 17-Jared Horstman [14.601]; 6. 49-Shawn Dancer [14.635]; 7. 2MD-Dustin Daggett [14.672]; 8. 23-Devon Dobie [14.678]; 9. 83-Kyle Sauder [14.716]; 10. 11-Tim Allison [14.736]; 11. 6JS-Jr Stewart [14.759]; 12. 22H-Randy Hannagan [14.795]; 13. 98-Joe Trenca [14.837]; 14. 89-Robbie Stillwaggon [14.845]; 15. 5G-Curt Michael [14.863]; 16. 28H-Hud Horton [14.924]; 17. 10X-Dustin Stroup [14.929]; 18. 6S-Max Stambaugh [14.977]; 19. 12CS-Cody Swanson [15.002]; 20. 35-Ron Blair [15.010]; 21. 6K-Chad Kemenah [15.026]; 22. 2MS-Beau Stewart [15.169]; 23. 11N-Ed Neumeister [15.186]; 24. 79-Jordan Thomas [15.198]; 25. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr [15.264]; 26. 49T-Gregg Dalman [15.305]; 27. 31-Andy Teunessen [15.350]; 28. 15-Brandon Ferguson [15.472]; 29. 97-Bryan Sebetto [15.482]; 30. 8J-Jess Stiger [15.556]; 31. 14C-Andy Conley [15.704]; 32. 3B-Brad Greer [15.723]; 33. 12R-Nick Roberts [16.262]; 34. 23P-Nick Patterson [99.999];

HEAT 1 - 1. 6K-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 10X-Dustin Stroup [2]; 3. 17-Jared Horstman [5]; 4. 97-Bryan Sebetto [8]; 5. 98-Joe Trenca [3]; 6. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr [7]; 7. 12R-Nick Roberts [DNF]; 8. 83-Kyle Sauder [DNF]; 9. 12H-Tim Hunter [DNF];

HEAT 2 - 1. 89-Robbie Stillwaggon [3]; 2. 11-Tim Allison [4]; 3. 20B-Butch Schroeder [6]; 4. 49T-Gregg Dalman [7]; 5. 2MS-Beau Stewart [1]; 6. 6S-Max Stambaugh [2]; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger [8]; 8. 49-Shawn Dancer [DNF]; 9. 23P-Nick Patterson [DNS];

HEAT 3 - 1. 45S-Tim Shaffer [6]; 2. 11N-Ed Neumeister [1]; 3. 5G-Curt Michael [3]; 4. 6JS-Jr Stewart [4]; 5. 31-Andy Teunessen [7]; 6. 12CS-Cody Swanson [DNS]; 7. 2MD-Dustin Daggett [DNS]; 8. 14C-Andy Conley [DNS];

HEAT 4 - 1. 22H-Randy Hannagan [4]; 2. 16-Ryan Ruhl [6]; 3. 28H-Hud Horton [3]; 4. 35-Ron Blair [2]; 5. 23-Devon Dobie [5]; 6. 79-Jordan Thomas [1]; 7. 3B-Brad Greer [8]; 8. 15-Brandon Ferguson [DNS];

B-FEATURE - 1. 98-Joe Trenca [6]; 2. 23-Devon Dobie [4]; 3. 12CS-Cody Swanson [8]; 4. 6S-Max Stambaugh [7]; 5. 2MS-Beau Stewart [9]; 6. 79-Jordan Thomas [10]; 7. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr [11]; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger [14]; 9. 31-Andy Teunessen [12]; 10. 14C-Andy Conley [15]; 11. 3B-Brad Greer [DNF]; 12. 12R-Nick Roberts [DNF]; 13. 12H-Tim Hunter [DNF]; 14. 23P-Nick Patterson [DNF]; 15. 49-Shawn Dancer [DNS]; 16. 2MD-Dustin Daggett [DNS]; 17. 83-Kyle Sauder [DNS]; 18. 15-Brandon Ferguson [DNS];

A FEATURE - 1. 22H-Randy Hannagan [7]; 2. 11-Tim Allison [2]; 3. 20B-Butch Schroeder [6]; 4. 89-Robbie Stillwaggon [8]; 5. 6K-Chad Kemenah [13]; 6. 6JS-Jr Stewart [1]; 7. 35-Ron Blair [12]; 8. 97-Bryan Sebetto [16]; 9. 16-Ryan Ruhl [4]; 10. 5G-Curt Michael [9]; 11. 10X-Dustin Stroup [11]; 12. 12CS-Cody Swanson [19]; 13. 6S-Max Stambaugh [20]; 14. 49T-Gregg Dalman [15]; 15. 23-Devon Dobie [DNF]; 16. 45S-Tim Shaffer [DNF]; 17. 17-Jared Horstman [DNF]; 18. 28H-Hud Horton [DNF]; 19. 98-Joe Trenca [DNF]; 20. 11N-Ed Neumeister [DNF];

 

 

Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY Saturday, July 12th, 2014

ISMA Supermodified 'King of Wings VI' presented by Shea Concrete and B104.7FM

BOX SCORE:

ISMA Supermodifieds

ISMA Supermodified Time Trials: 1. 94 - Dave Shullick Jr: 15.031, 2. 7 - Otto Sitterly: 15.034, 3. 11 - Chris Perley: 15.148, 4. 21 - Ed Witkum Jr.: 15.298, 5. 84 - Mike Lichty: 15.350, 6. 19 - Trent Stephens: 15.381, 7. 17 - Ben Seitz: 15.402, 8. 8 - Moe Lilje: 15.424, 9. 79 - Jon McKennedy: 15.484, 10. 74 - Rob Summers: 15.556, 11. 37 - Jeff Locke: 15.573, 12. 25 - Dan Bowes: 15.588, 13. 70 - Dave McKnight: 15.600, 14. 61 - Lou Cicconi: 15.615, 15. 65 - Tim Ice: 15.678, 16. 39 - Alison Cumens: 15.690, 17. 78 - Mark Sammut: 15.724, 18. 46 - Ryan Coniam: 15.736, 19. 98 - Justin Belfiore: 15.740, 20. 40 - Bob Magner: 15.745, 21. 97 - Ryan Gath: 15.803, 22. 51 - Dave Duggan: 16.084, 23. 28 - Eric Lewis: 16.179, 24. 87 - Keith Gilliam: 16.218, 25. 55 - Mike Keeler: 16.247, 26. 29 - Bobby Chartier: 16.367, 27. 94 - Craig Rayvals: 16.429, 28. 96 - Lou LeVea Sr.: 16.752, 29. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr.: 17.070, 30. 01 - Dan Connors Jr.: N/T, 31. 18 - Howard Page: N/T

ISMA Supermodified 'King of Wings VI' (50-laps): 1. 95 - Dave Shullick Jr, 2. 11 - Chris Perley, 3. 84 - Mike Lichty, 4. 37 - Jeff Locke, 5. 17 - Ben Seitz, 6. 79 - Jon McKennedy, 7. 74 - Rob Summers, 8. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 9. 25 - Dan Bowes, 10. 46 - Ryan Coniam, 11. 78 - Mark Sammut, 12. 98 - Justin Belfiore, 13. 21 - Ed Witkum Jr, 14. 94 - Craig Rayvals, 15. 29 -Chartier, 16. 87 - Keith Gilliam, 17. 8 - Moe Lilje, 18. 97 - Ryan Gath, 19. 55 - Mike Keeler, 20. 51 - Dave Duggan, 21. 40 - Bobby Magner, 22. 19 - Trent Stephens, 23. 70 - Dave McKnight, 24. 61 - Lou Cicconi, 25. 39 - Alison Cumens, 26. 65 - Tim Ice, 27. 96 - Lou LeVea Sr

Heat #1 (10-laps, 7-qualify): 1. 79 - Jon McKennedy, 2. 11 - Chris Perley, 3. 25 - Dan Bowes, 4. 19 - Trent Stephens, 5. 70 - Dave McKnight, 6. 39 - Alison Cumens, 7. 98 - Justin Belfiore, 8. 55 - Mike Keeler, 9. 51 - Dave Duggan, 10. 96 - Lou LeVea Sr.

Heat #2 (10-laps, 7-qualify): 1. 37 - Jeff Locke, 2. 8 - Moe Lilje, 3. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 4. 84 - Mike Lichty, 5. 61 - Lou Cicconi, 6. 78 - Mark Sammut, 7. 40 - Bob Magner, 8. 29 - Bobby Chartier, 9. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr., 10. 28 - Eric Lewis

Heat #3 (10-laps, 7-qualify): 1. 74 - Rob Summers, 2. 94 - Dave Shullick Jr., 3. 17 - Ben Seitz, 4. 46 - Ryan Coniam, 5. 65 - Tim Ice, 6. 97 - Ryan Gath, 7. 94 - Craig Rayvals, 8. 87 - Keith Gilliam, 9. 21 - Ed Witkum Jr., 10. 18 - Howard Page

Consolation (10-laps, 6-qualify): 1. 21 - Ed Witkum Jr, 2. 29 - Bobby Cartier, 3. 51 - Dave Duggan, 4. 87 - Keith Gilliam, 5. 96 - Lou LeVea Sr, 6. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 7. 18 - Howard Page, 8. 28 - Eric Lewis, 9. 55 - Mike Keeler

Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers

Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super Main (35-laps): 1.73 - Alex Hoag, 2. 47 - Jon Tesoriero, 3. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 4. 57 - Dan Abt, 5. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 6. 93 - JJ Andrews, 7. 54 - Camden Proud, 8. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 9. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 10. 21 - Rob Pullen, 11. 9 - Jack Patrick, 12. 22 - Mike Bruce, 13. 2 - Matt Magner, 14. 8 - Josh Kerr, 15. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 16. 69 - Dave Cliff, 17. 27 - David LaTulip, 18. 28 - Shad Gates

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #18 Andrew Schartner

Nice Price Auto Sales Up & Comer: #73 Alex Hoag

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader: #73 Alex Hoag

White's Car Care 4th Place Award: #57 Camden Proud

Heat #1 (10-laps, all qualify): 1. 73 - Alex Hoag, 2. 47 - Jon Tesoriero, 3. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 4. 54 - Camden Proud, 5. 69 - Dave Cliff, 6. 8 - Josh Kerr, 7. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 8. 98 - Jason Simmons

Heat #2 (10-laps, all qualify): 1. 93 - JJ Andrews, 2. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 3. 27 - David LaTulip, 4. 21 - Rob Pullen, 5. 2 - Matt Magner, 6. 77 - Cameron Rowe, 7. 02 - Jesse Bearup

Heat #3 (10-laps, all qualify): 1. 57 - Dan Abt, 2. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 3. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 4. 22 - Mike Bruce, 5. 9 - Jack Patrick, 6. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 7. 28 - Shad Gates

Next Event: Saturday, July 19th Summer Championship presented by C's Beverage Center and Crop Production Services Novelis Supermodified (50) Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super (30)

 

 

World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series featured in the Night before the Royal, at Eldora Speedway in Ohio

(Rossburg, OH, 07/11/2014) It was a stellar night for Sammy Swindell of Germantown,TN, racing from a second place start into the lead with about sixteen laps to go. Swindell took on a dominate lead as he raced to the checkered flag, to take the victory of the opening "Night before the Kings Royal" on the half mile, high banked, dirt oval at the prestigious Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, OH.

Swindell is definitely not a stranger to Eldora's victory circle, having won the Kings Royal just two years ago, plus all the other races during his career that he spent at this great track.

"The track was tough, it helps to be out front. We haven't found the right solutions with our car. We are down one person but we are a lot better. I've lost a lot of good people but a lot of good people have offered to help us. We've had good cars but they would seem to go away. As a teen, I wanted to race. I tried to learn everything I could, about building good race cars, then racing them. Things have changed a lot, it's kind of gotten away from that. Still, the more you know, the more you can help. It will be important to have your car good all the way to the end, tomorrow night." said Swindell Swindell qualified fifth fast, fourth in his Heat Race and finished second in the Dash.

Scoring in second was Tim Shaffer of Pennyslvania. Shaffer had a good run tonight as well, having qualified sixth fast, scoring third in the first Heat Race, won the Dash, which earned Shaffer the lead start in the "A" Main. Shaffer took the initial lead and kept the field at bay, until a caution flew out, halting the race. When the race went back to green, Shaffer and Swindell went full throttle looking to take the lead and Swindell won. Shaffer hung in there to score in second. Immediately after this race, Shaffer climbed into a NRA 360 Sprint, Main Event. He scored well in both events. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get to him to get his take on tonight's races. He definitely had a great run.

Kerry Madsen of St. Marys, NSW, finishes yet another race in the top three. Madsen clocked in third fast in qualifying, finished third in the third Heat Race, started the feature in third and took the checkered in third. It definitely was a "#3" night for Madsen and his team.

My opening question was, how was the race? Madsen, said, "not bad". Then went on to say, We had a really good car. I just couldn't get into position to win. The car was good all night. The track was good, which is common here. I was behind Joey (Saldana) when he lost his tire. I didn't see him hit anything. The track was good, I liked it."

I spoke with Saldana and he said that he hadn't hit anything, that he must have run over something on the track. Saldana clocked in a 13.069 second lap in qualifying, setting fast time of the night, scored in third in his Heat Race, finished fourth in the Dash and was racing in third place when his tire went down.

Taking the Checkered Flag in fourth was Shane Stewart. Stewart started the race in sixth, after having eighth fast in qualifying, finishing second in his Heat Race, sixth in the Dash.

"It was pretty good tonight. Racing around Jac Haudenschild, you don't know what he's going to do. He's fast. Then you worry if he crashes, you just don't know. I focus on staying calm. It's always good here. My car was good all night. We have a good shot at tomorrow's race. Forty laps is a long race." said Stewart.

Scoring in fifth at the line was Daryn Pittman, followed by Paul McMahan, Donny Schatz, Jac Haudenschild, Steve Kinser, Brad Sweet, Rico Abreu, Randy Hannigan, Logan Schuchart, Danny Holtgraver, Caleb Helms, Cody Darrah, Chad Kemenah, Kraig Kinser, Jason Sides, David Gravel, Greg Wilson, Brandon Wimmer, Travis Philo, Cole Duncan, Joey Saldana.

The "B" and "C" Mains, the Dash and the Heat Race finishes, are as follows: Please note: In this article all finishes, time trials, etc. are unofficial.

"B" Main Finish: McMahan, Abreu, Hannigan, Philo, Dale Blaney, Roger Crockett, Sides, James McFadden, Kevin Swindell, Danny Dietrich, Rob Chaney, Jason Meyers, Jacob Allen, Brent Marks, Brian Brown, Lee Jacobs, Austen Wheatley, Tim Kaeding.

"C" Main Finish: Wheatley, Allen, Dallas Hewitt, Paige Polyak, Dustin Daggett, Nathan Skaggs, Brian Paulus, Chris Jones, Kory Crabtree, Sheldon Haudenschild, Danny Mumaw, Caleb Griffith, Stuart Williams.

DASH: Shaffer, S. Swindell, Madsen, Saldana, Pittman, S. Stewart, Gravel, Kemenah, S. Kinser, J. Haudenschild.

HEAT RACES:

Heat #1: Haudenschild, Darrah, Shaffer, Saldana, Chaney, K. Swindell, Hannigan, McFadden, Daggett, Crabtree.

Heat #2: Gravel, Holtgraver, Schuchart, K. Kinser, Crockett, S. Haudenschild, Wheatley, Skaggs, McMahan, Philo.

Heat #3: S. Kinser, S. Stewart, Madsen, Wilson, Blaney, Kaeding, Hewitt, Paulus, Sides,Williams.

Heat #4: Pittman, Wimmer, Helms, Duncan, Brown, Abreu, Marks, Polyak, Jones, Mumaw.

Heat #5: Kemenah, Sweet, Schatz, Swindell, Jacobs, Dietrich, Meyers, Allen, Griffith.

 

 

Weaver takes rich 305 win at Attica; Bores gets 1st late model victory; Brewer earns 1st truck win

Friday, July 11, 2014

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Paul Weaver was struggling during the early part of this season. He teamed up with a former 305 track champion and even switched chassis a couple of times. But, within the past couple of weeks the Fremont, Ohio driver has found something to his liking. He led all 30 laps Friday to win the 305 sprint Engine Builders Challenge worth $1,200 at Attica Raceway Park.

It was Weaver’s first win of the season at Attica after having posted a win a couple of weeks ago at Fremont Speedway. It was Weaver’s 30th career win at Attica, tops all-time in the Foster’s Auto Body 305 Sprint division.

“I just had trouble with these Hoosier tires on the black slick. When it’s wet like this I can go. The bottom….I just don’t want to do it. I only had fun on half the track tonight,” said Weaver beside his Hampshire Racing Engines/Buckeye Mobile Coatings/Fostoria Mod Shop/Weaver Performance Karts and Parts/M&L Excavating/Sunny Farms Landfill/Tender Touch Car Wash backed #1w. “It’s been a long time since I was in victory lane here…was wondering if I could ever get here again. I wanted lapped traffic but then again I didn’t.”

Bellevue, Ohio’s Mike Bores has been inching his way closer to a win all season in the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models. He took the lead from Larry Kingseed at the half-way point and picked his way through traffic to score his first ever late model win at the track promoted by his father.

“When I took the lead I said it’s time to go. You have to be patient only so long with lapped cars and then you have to move them. I have to thank Trent, Brent and Eddie…they work their tails off for me,” said Bores beside his York Fabrication/Cam Tech Industrial Services/Hawk’s Auto Reconditioning/Peans Subs and Suds backed #15B.

The Fremont Fence Dirt Truck feature was a dandy with Kent Brewer, Dan Roepke Jr. and Shawn Valenti battling the entire distance. Brewer would hold a slim lead by lap 7 and held on to record his first ever win at Attica.

“I can’t believe we finally got a win. It takes a really good truck to race with these guys. These guys are really tough competitors. We finally got lucky tonight. I was on the gas. I saw that fender and I was like I’m not losing this tonight,” said Brewer beside his Kent’s Transmissions/Fremont Fence/Hummel Auto Service backed #8kb.

The first six rows of the starting grid for the 305 sprint feature were set by the finish of two dashes. Weaver and Steve Rando would bring the field of 22 to the green for the 30-lap affair. But, before a lap could be completed Dan Hennig would stop on the back stretch. On the ensuing restart Seth Schneider would spin. The third time was the charm and Weaver would gain the advantage over Rando, Dean Jacobs, Jordan Ryan, Nate Dussel and Zack Kramer.

With five laps recorded Trey Jacobs would spin and the ensuing restart order was Weaver, Rando, Ryan, Jacobs, Dussel, Kramer, and Dustin Dinan. When the green flew Weaver held a slim lead over Rando as Ryan, Jacobs and Dussel battled for fourth. By lap 8 Ryan was racing under Rando for second as Weaver continued to lead. Rando and Ryan raced side by side over the next hand full of laps. Weaver would catch the back of the pack by lap 13 with Rando and Ryan closing while Dussel, Jacobs, Dinan, Kramer, Jason Keckler, T.J. Michael, Bobby Clark and John Ivy in tow.

As Weaver tried to work through lapped traffic, Ryan slid into second on lap 14. Schneider would tumble in turn three right in front of the leaders on lap 16. Now with a clear track, when the green flew, so did Weaver, pulling away slightly from Ryan, Rando, Dussel, Dinan, Jacobs, Kramer and Keckler. With 11 laps to go, the battle on the track was for fourth between Dussel and Dinan. Weaver held a slim lead over Ryan, Rando, Dussel and Dinan with 10 laps to go.

As Weaver blasted away up top, Ryan ran the bottom and Rando cruised the outside line to close with Dinan and Dussel continuing their battle for fourth. Action ground to a halt on lap 23 when Dan McCarron flipped off turn two. The restart order was Weaver, Ryan, Rando, Dinan and Dussel. When the green flew Ryan challenged Weaver, racing to his inside with Rando close. Once Weaver got his rhythm back he pulled away as Rando challenged Ryan for second.

Weaver would take the checker as Ryan held on for second with Rando, Dussel and Dinan rounding out the top five.

In the 25-lap late model feature, Larry Kingseed and Mike Bores would lead the pack to the green, but before a lap could be completed John Bores would have mechanical issues and stop on the track. On the ensuing complete restart Kingseed powered into the lead over Mike Bores, Shane McLoughlin, Devin Shiels, Keith Berner, Matt Irey and Jeff Babcock. After a lap was scored a multi-car pile-up in turn two involving Bobby Michaels, Jim Gingery, John Mayes Jr. and Nate Potts brought out the race’s final caution.

When the green flew Kingseed would lead Bores as they ran nose to tail. Berner would move into fourth on lap two and would challenge McLoughlin for third by lap five, taking the position a circuit later.

Kingseed and Bores ran nose to tail over the next hand full of laps with Berner, Irey and McLoughlin battling hard for third with Shiels, Ryan Markham, Babcock and Ryan Missler in tow. Berner and Irey would run side by side around the entire track for several laps. With 10 laps recorded, Bores started to show his nose under Kingseed and after two slide job attempts, would finally grab the lead on lap 12 with Irey in third followed by Berner, McLoughlin, Markham, Shiels, Babcock and Missler.

Bores would catch the back of the pack by lap 16 and patiently worked his way through with Irey moving into second on lap 17 with Kingseed, Berner, McLoughlin, Markham, Shiels and Babcock giving chase. With five laps to go Irey was slowly eating into Bores’ lead. Bores would finally dispatch a couple of lapped cars and drove away for the win. Irey, Kingseed, Berner and McLoughlin would round out the top five.

Dan Roepke Jr. and Shawn Valenti paced the field for the 15-lap dirt truck feature. It was evident this would become a three truck battle from the get-go. Roepke would lead the first lap by a bumper over Brewer and Valenti with Kyle Cline and Jeff Ward in tow. Roepke, Valenti and Brewer would race three wide over the first three laps until a caution flew for debris. The action picked right back up when the green flew as the trio continued to race three wide in the corners. Brewer would edge Roepke by a fender for the lead on lap five with Valenti also a half truck back at the stripe. Roepke would lead lap six by a bumper and Brewer returned the favor on lap seven as the caution flew for Matt Foos.

The restart order was Brewer, Roepke, Valenti, Kline, Ward, Brad Keckler and Art Ball. On the ensuing green Keckler and Ward tangled for another caution. When the green flew again the trio of Brewer, Roepke and Valenti continued their awesome battle. Brewer continued with a slight advantage as Valenti grabbed second by a half a truck length on lap 8 with Roepke continuing to race to his inside. The caution flew again on lap 10 for debris and unfortunately fourth running Art Ball ran over the bumper, ending his night.

The green flew for the final five laps and Brewer, Valenti and Roepke continued their three wide racing with Andy Keegan and Dustin Keegan rounding out the top five. Brewer would start to pull away ever so slightly and drove to the win over Valenti, Roepke, Andy Keegan and Dustin Keegan.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action for the UMP Late Model Summer Nationals Hell Tour on Friday, July 18. It is also the UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour for the modifieds and a Kistler Racing Products Fremont Attica Sprint Title (FAST) Championship Series event for the 410 sprints on Central Ohio Farmers/Summit Racing Equipment Night.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com

Attica Raceway Park - 7/11/2014

Level Performance \ Gressman Powersport Night

Foster Auto Body 305 Sprints (30 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 18-Zack Kramer, 13.528; 2. 9-Jimmy Colvin, 13.715; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver, 13.749; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.809; 5. 7A-Alvin Roepke, 13.865; 6. 39-Dean Jacobs, 13.866; 7. 36-Seth Schneider, 13.875; 8. 1-Nate Dussel, 13.878; 9. 6-Dustin Dinan, 13.896; 10. 8-Bobby Clark, 13.919; 11. 19R-Steve Rando, 13.930; 12. 25-Jason Keckler, 13.994; 13. 13-Jeremy Duposki, 13.995; 14. 7M-Brandon Moore, 14.015; 15. 32-Dan Hennig, 14.046; 16. 5R-Jordan Ryan, 14.048; 17. 8M-T.J Michael, 14.052; 18. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 14.171; 19. 2-Ricky Peterson, 14.172; 20. 22M-Dan McCarron, 14.183; 21. 8I-John Ivy, 14.213; 22. 12-Kyle Capodice, 14.237; 23. 22D-Dan Hammond, 14.346; 24. 39C-Scott Riley, 14.359; 25. 11G-Luke Griffith, 14.429; 26. 94K-Kurt Huber, 14.555; 27. 29P-Mark Pinksi, 14.759; 28. O3-Jim Cushing, 15.040; 29. 2L-Landon Lalonde, 15.166; 30. 29-Rich Farmer, 99.999

Heat 1 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 39-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 3. 9-Jimmy Colvin[4] ; 4. 7A-Alvin Roepke[2] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[6] ; 6. 32-Dan Hennig[5] ; 7. 94K-Kurt Huber[8] ; 8. 39C-Scott Riley[7]

Heat 2 - Summit Racing Equipment (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[4] ; 3. 8M-T.J Michael[1] ; 4. 8-Bobby Clark[2] ; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron[5] ; 6. 22D-Dan Hammond[6] ; 7. 29-Rich Farmer[8] ; 8. 29P-Mark Pinksi[7]

Heat 3 - Ultra Shield Race Products (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 5R-Jordan Ryan[1] ; 2. 6-Dustin Dinan[3] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 4. 11G-Luke Griffith[5] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[2] ; 6. O3-Jim Cushing[6] ; 7. 2L-Landon Lalonde[7]

Heat 4 - Bell Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 2. 18-Zack Kramer[4] ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 4. 8I-John Ivy[6] ; 5. 13-Jeremy Duposki[1] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[5] ; 7. 12-Kyle Capodice[7]

Dash #1 - Computer Man Inc.

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 2. 39-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[2] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[4] ; 5. 8M-T.J Michael[5] ; 6. 9-Jimmy Colvin[6]

Dash #2 - Computer Man Inc.

1. 19R-Steve Rando[2] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 3. 5R-Jordan Ryan[3] ; 4. 18-Zack Kramer[5] ; 5. 25-Jason Keckler[4] ; 6. 6-Dustin Dinan[6]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs[8] ; 3. 22M-Dan McCarron[2] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[11] ; 5. 22D-Dan Hammond[6] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 7. 32-Dan Hennig[5] ; 8. 29-Rich Farmer[10] ; 9. 13-Jeremy Duposki[4] ; 10. 94K-Kurt Huber[9] ; 11. 29P-Mark Pinksi[13] ; 12. 39C-Scott Riley[12] ; 13. O3-Jim Cushing[7] ; 14. 2L-Landon Lalonde[14]

A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[1]; 2. 5R-Jordan Ryan[6]; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[2]; 4. 1-Nate Dussel[5]; 5. 6-Dustin Dinan[12]; 6. 18-Zack Kramer[8]; 7. 8M-T.J Michael[9]; 8. 25-Jason Keckler[10]; 9. 8-Bobby Clark[14]; 10. 8I-John Ivy[16]; 11. 7A-Alvin Roepke[13]; 12. 2-Ricky Peterson[17]; 13. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7]; 14. 3J-Trey Jacobs[18]; 15. 12-Kyle Capodice[20]; 16. 11G-Luke Griffith[15]; 17. 22D-Dan Hammond[21]; 18. 32-Dan Hennig[22]; 19. 22M-Dan McCarron[19]; 20. 39-Dean Jacobs[3]; 21. 36-Seth Schneider[4]; 22. 9-Jimmy Colvin[11]

Hard Charger: 6-Dustin Dinan[+7]

 

 

McGrath, Melis, Maas, Arenz and Fahl Conquer Rough Track

By: Amy Juech 7-5-14

Spectators that blew in with the wind watched drivers try and survive a rough track. As stated earlier in the season; new clay in the off season after track reconfiguration and recent moisture left PDTR with a bumpy track even after grader work at intermission.

Late Models rolled out first for driver introductions and a 30 lap feature event. Drivers all safely buckled into their cars received drivers start your engines command from the fans. Turk Letizia and Brad Mueller set the pace for the green flag. Mueller quickly gained the lead contested by Letizia before Letizia passed Mueller on lap 2. Quick caution for Justin Schmidt breaking between turns 1 and 2, retiring to the pits with mechanical issues. Letizia controlled the field challenged by Mitch McGrath for two more laps until McGrath passed him. Meanwhile TJ Dolhun, Mueller and Kyle Odekirk battle for fifth position. Tim Buhler passed Letizia acquiring second place. Lap 17 McGrath and Buhler started to pull away eventually running into lapped traffic of Ted Dolhun. Brian Gilles driving a Late Model for the first time unfortunately became the next lapped car. McGrath and Buhler developed a half track lead over the field, came into more lapped traffic. Traffic cleared for a flying McGrath, Buhler seemed to slowly reel in McGrath until a final lapped car of Billy Rezutek appeared on the final lap. Buhler (Glenbeulah) finishes second to Hopf Farms Trophy Winner McGrath (Waukesha), this is also how they fall in the point race. Letizia (Milwaukee), Dolhun (Milwaukee) and Mueller (Random Lake) rounded out the top five. Hard Charger was a tie both passing 3 cars: Brian Gilles and Tim Buhler. Heat Winners: TJ Dolhun, Mitch McGrath

Aldag-Honald Mechanical Sprint Cars pushed off next. Tim Haddy and Doug Wondra set the pace, at the start line an unfortunate start for Haddy as his car misfired. Wondra captured the lead as Melis brothers trailed behind. Jim Melis passed Tim Melis in his mission for Wondra. Jim Melis grasped the lead from Wondra until a quick caution for Yurmanovich stopping in turns 1 and 2. Jim Melis regained control on the restart with last week winner Jason Johnson on his back bumper and Donny Goeden following. Johnson tried to hold off Goeden resulting in Johnson spinning and going to the back of the pack on the restart. Drivers in the middle of the pack raced two and almost three wide on their search for the leader. Justin Miller and Matt Van Wyk touched resulting in Miller flipping in turn 1. Third place Kurt Davis slowed on the back stretch after motor issues, Danny Schlafer slowed as the caution waved and was sucked in the turn 1 fence and slide along fence causing a tommy tip over. All drivers climbed from their cars and retired to the pits. Tick tock went the clock and drivers were notified of a green, white, checkered finish. Jim Melis still controled the lead through all the restarts; Goeden close behind and Shane Wenninger closing in as well. Last lap incident in turn 3 results in Josh Walters being a pin ball and coming to rest facing the wrong direction on the start finish line. Jim Melis (Glenbeulah) crossed double checkers first shadowed by Goeden (Kewaskum), Wenninger (Kewaskum), Kyle Marten (Sheboygan Falls) and Al Schlaefer (Sussex). Hard Charger passing a total 13 cars was Kyle Marten. B-Main Finish: Kyle Marten, Josh Walters, Chris Clayton, Randy Walter and Justin Miller Heat Winners: Kurt Davis, Shane Wenninger, Jim Melis

Feldman Sales and Service Grand National driver introductions and 30 lap main event. Dan Sorce broke during his heat victory lap and was unable to get out for the feature event. Alternate Jimmie Evans made the call to participate. Tim Simon and Don Sorce Jr. were the pole cars setting the pace. Dave Diecher waved a quick caution for a complete restart not liking what he saw. Sorce jumped out to an early lead over Simon and Barry Maas was quickly behind as well. Simon and Maas battle a few laps until Maas took over second. Jonathon Singer and Mark Fieber both black flagged mechanical, pulling into the pits to the attention of their pit crews. Brothers Brad and Kevin Lubach battled with Nick Strobbe Jr., for fifth position. Maas finally passed Don Sorce for the lead and caught lapped traffic around the same time. While Maas and Sorce battled and tried to trade spots a few changes took place behind: Steven Weber left for a flat left front tire, Simon drops back to 8 position before retiring to the pits with mechanical issues and Lubach brothers finally shook Strobbe to take over third and fourth while Strobbe fell to sixth. Barry Maas (Cascade) wins his first Feldman Sales and Service Grand National race, followed by Don Sorce Jr. (West Allis), Brad Lubach (Kiel), Kevin Lubach (Elkhart Lake) and Matt Yancy (Sheboygan). Hard Charger passing 10 cars: Nick Strobbe Jr. B-Main Finish: Nick Strobbe Jr. with a new track record 3:14, Brandon Frank, Josh Pierce, Will Sorce and Jimmie Evans Heat Winners: Steven Weber, Brad Lubach, Dan Sorce

Outlaw Compacts out next with Scott Schlafke and Travis Arenz setting the pace. Coming to lap one Bordy Rivst blows a tire causing him to flip between turns 3 and 4. As the field restarted Arenz wasted no time to pass Schlafke for the lead. Jonathon Otte passed Randy Ostermann on his journey to catch the leader. Chris Maas retired to the pits early with mechanical issues. Otte and Arenz tangle to allow Otte to lead lap 10, Arenz was not about to go down without a fight, he passed back a lap later. As the checkers waved it was Arenz (Sheboygan), Otte (Cedar Grove), Ostermann (Howards Grove), Justin Erickson (Plymouth) and Schlafke (Cleveland). Hard Charger undetermined as 6 drivers passed 3 cars each. Heat Winners: Chris Maas, Scott Schlafke

Final feature of the evening was the Super Mods with Johnny Fahl and Dennis Klumb setting the pace. Fahl jumped out to an early lead, while Klumb and Butchie Hafemann battle back and forth for second. A caution free feature made for a quick race with Fahl (Brown Deer) winning over Klumb (Adell), followed by Hafemann (Cambellsport) and Ervin Helms. Heat Winner: Johnny Fahl.

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Glenn Styres finds Victory Lane with the Southern Ontario Sprints at South Buxton Raceway

Mike Bennett, South Buxton Raceway (July 5, 2014) - Glenn Styres has a collection of trophies and checkered flags from his many trips to South Buxton Raceway over the last 12 years. But one thing was missing from his mantelpiece – a feature win trophy. The owner of Ohsweken Speedway finally conquered South Buxton on Saturday night with his first career feature win on the 3/8th-mile ‘D-shaped’ oval in front of a crowd of more than 2,000 fans for the Southern Ontario Sprints.

“This track is so difficult to drive, I told my crew chief (Steve Moulton) last night, I was practicing in my mind how I was going to run, and it’s that corner that hassles you every time you come here,” Styres said, pointing to turn four and the entrance to the sweeping front stretch of the ‘D.’ “Tonight, Steve had it set up right, the car was sweet to drive,” Styres said. The SOS points leader started inside on the second row and passed Ridgetown’s Adam West for second on lap five and began his chase of St. Thomas’s Justin Martin, who led from the drop of the green.

Styres was making up ground on the outside when the race’s only caution waved on lap 12 for Hamilton’s Frank Baranowski, who went off the track between turns one and two. After the restart, Styres continued to stalk Martin on the high side and needed just four laps to take the lead on the back straightaway and drove away over the final nine circuits for his first SOS win of the year.

“I was aiming at that light (turn four) and I’d catch the cushion up there and just ride it out around the ‘D,’ ” Styres described how he chased down Martin. “I’m used to running on the outside, it was pretty sticky up there, but I’ll tell you, the car was pretty good everywhere,” said Styres. “I don’t know what kind of lead I had,” he continued, “but it was fun out here tonight … we had a great track, it was amazing.”

Martin said he didn’t know how big of a lead he had over Styres when the caution waved, which was timely as the leaders were just about to catch the tail end of the field. “I didn’t hear anybody,” Martin said of his lead. “The caution gave us a clean track with no one in front of us, but I just couldn’t hold on. “You have to give him credit,” Martin said of Styres. “He drove the wheels off that thing, he earned it tonight.”

It was virtually a photo finish for third as Brantford’s Mitch Brown was given the position over Tilbury’s Kyle Patrick. Brown owned the third spot since lap eight before Patrick made a pass on the final lap. But as they came across the line side-by-side, Brown got a run on the inside and was awarded the position by the South Buxton track scorers. “I screwed up,” Brown said about losing the position briefly to Patrick. “I thought I had something for them the first 12-13 laps but the car was never the same after the caution,” he said. Patrick put up a mild protest before accepting his fourth-place finish. “I thought I had him, I didn’t see him at the end,” Patrick said. “It was probably my error, I was coming through three and four and let it float up to the high side and obviously he had a good run off the bottom and was able to motor up beside me. “I guess if I would have got it to the bottom and shut the door and it wouldn’t be an issue,” he said.

Shawn Sliter, of Port Colborne, rounded out the top five as all 14 starters finished the 25-lap feature. Styres added to his heat-race checkered flag collection by leading all eight laps of the second heat while Patrick passed Sutton’s Bob Crawford on lap three and led the final five circuits to win the first heat.

Mitch Brown took the series point standing lead on Friday night at Ohweken Speedway. However, Glenn Styres victory put him back in the lead by a slim 4 point margin heading to Brighton this Saturday. The SOS will return to South Buxton on Saturday, Aug. 2.

Entries (14 cars) (Number Name - Hometown) 0 Glenn Styres – Ohsweken, ON 2 Brad Lodge – Stouffville, ON 5 Keith Dempster – Alton, ON 7m Justin Martin – St. Thomas, ON 10 Bob Crawford – Sutton, ON 10b Mitch Brown – Brantford, ON 11j Chris Jones – Demorestville, ON 15 Mike Ferrell – London, ON 21J John Burbridge - Simcoe, ON 25 Warren Mahoney – Lefroy, ON 30 Adam West - Ridgetown, ON 33k Kyle Patrick - Tilbury, ON 66 Frank Baranowski – Hamilton, ON 71s Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne, ON

Heat #1 Results (8 laps) 1. 33k Kyle Patrick (6) 2. 10b Mitch Brown (5) 3. 11j Chris Jones (3) 4. 71s Shawn Sliter (4) 5. 10 Bob Crawford (2) 6. 66 Frank Baranowski (1)

Heat #2 Results (8 laps) 1. 0 Glenn Styres (2) 2. 7m Justin Martin (6) 3. 30 Adam West (5) 4. 15 Mike Ferrell (1) 5. 5 Keith Dempster (7) 6. 21j John Burbridge (4) 7. 2 Brad Lodge (3) 8. 25 Warren Mahoney (8* DNS Heat 1)

A-Main Results (25 laps) 1. 0 Glenn Styres (3) 2. 7m Justin Martin (2) 3. 10b Mitch Brown (6) 4. 33k Kyle Patrick (4) 5. 71s Shawn Sliter (7) 6. 11j Chris Jones (5) 7. 5 Keith Dempster (10) 8. 30 Adam West (1) 9. 15 Mike Ferrell (8) 10. 10 Bob Crawford (9) 11. 21j John Burbridge (12) 12. 2 Brad Lodge (13) 13. 25 Warren Mahoney (14) 14. 66 Frank Baranowski (11)

The Southern Ontario Sprints would like to thank their 2014 partners: Speedway Motors, Wiseco Pistons, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum, ImageFactor.ca, Kreitz Oval Track Parts, Canadian Motorsports Expo, Sanderson’s Automotive and OnDirt.ca

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Fifth different winner in five URSS races as Clint Schubert wins #1 at Calhan

The home town favorite received a loud cheering roar from the crowd as he climbed out of his sprint car shaking fists to the sky as he claimed his first URSS Colorado victory. The familiar green and white Shubert Farm Depot #44 led green to checker after starting on the pole. A proud father and even more ecstatic new wife met him on the front straight to give her new husband a giant kiss in front of the fans as he received his trophy. ”I drove it like my midget and it worked, I’m so excited” said Clint. A proud father/ crew chief said “we hit the set up tonight and now we know what to do next time. I am proud of Clint.” Clint is the fifth different winner in as many races for the Colorado Rebels at El Paso County Speedway.

Kevin Schramek had his opportunity to re-coup some of the over 800 dollars his company, Schramek Landscape Materials, added to the purse. “I figured I would get a good pill draw for that” Kevin joked with officials. “Our company has been blessed and been doing well and I just want to give back” he added. Kevin finished a respectable fourth after chasing Schubert from the drop of the green flag and remained there until a last lap fourth corner pass by Jake Bubak who finished runner up after starting ninth.

Wiley veteran Mark Walinder finished third stating” I tried to pass Kevin a bunch tonight and raced him hard. I could have pushed it but it might have wrecked either him or me but that’s not my style. Third is better than wrecking two good cars.”

Tenth place starter Patrick Bourke made the long haul down from Gypsum Colorado to round out the top five.

Rookies’ Nic Sutton and Joey Schmidt finished sixth and seventh respectively while point leader Coby Pearce ended the race in eighth place. Scott Cochran was ninth and rounding out the top ten was John Jacob.

Heat race winners were Zac Taylor and Mark Walinder.

The mid-season Colorado Rebel point battle is tight as ever with leader Coby Pearce ahead of tenth place cousin Brian Hardman by only 36 points. A four way tie for second exists between rookies Mike Taylor and Nic Sutton, along with veterans Kevin Schramek and John Jacob. Rookie Joey Schmidt follows in sixth two points back with Luke Lucero, Clint Schubert and Scott Cochran right behind.

The Colorado Rebels will have a short break so they can attend the URSS National races in Wakeeney and Hays Kansas this weekend. If you can’t make the trip out to watch, please follow your favorite driver listening to Racinboys.com !

Feature results

1 Clint Schubert 2 Jake Bubak 3 Mark Walinder 4 Kevin Schramek 5 Patrick Bourke 6 Nic Sutton 7 Joey Schmidt 8 Coby Pearce 9 Scott Cochran 10 John Jacob 11 Bob Schaeffer 12 Zac Taylor 13 Brian Hardman 14 Mike Taylor 15 Luke Lucero 16 Dustin McNeill

Jake Bubak receives the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger Award, moving up 7 spots to finish 2nd.

 

 

The Flying Physician takes his first victory with the SOS at Ohsweken Speedway

Tommy Goudge/Mike Ferrell (July 4, 2014) - A clear, warm summer evening greeted the Southern Ontario Sprints as they rolled into Ohsweken Speedway on Friday night to take on the local weekly Corr/Pak Sprints. While billed as a challenge race between the two groups its more of a home coming for the SOS as 25 of the 30 entries for the night are full or part time SOS members. The notable exception being #67c Steve Collins who came in from NY as an outlaw for the night.

Adam West and Mitch Brown started the 25 lap "SOS vs. Corr/Pak" challenge race on the front row, but Steve Collins got by both of them by the time the first lap was complete. Glenn Styres led the championship standings for both groups when the race began, and moved to the high side of the track looking to get to the front from the fourth row, but he went a bit too high and spun on lap 3.

Collins remained in the lead when the race restarted, while Styres worked to recover from his early miscue, and row 5 starter Shane Ross was on the move. Ross had moved to 5th by lap 5, and got around West for the 4th spot by lap 8. Collins opened a large lead over Brown as he worked through traffic, and went on to take his first career feature win in any type of racing division, with Brown settling for the runner-up spot. Ross and Chris Steele fought over the 3rd spot for several laps, with Ross finally getting by on lap 23, but he spun in turn 4 on the final lap, allowing Steele to finish 3rd. Kyle Patrick finished 4th, while Styres took a hard-fought 5th place finish.

Heat races for the 30 car field were claimed by Glenn Styres, Adam West, & Chris Steele, while Chris Jones won the B-Main.

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) 1. 0 Glenn Styres (2) 2. 67 Chris Durand (4) 3. 33k Kyle Patrick (5) 4 5d Dave Dykstra (10) 5. 10c Bob Crawford (1) 6. 66 Frank Baranowski (3) 7. 71s Shawn Sliter (8) 8. 57 Charlie Sandercock (9) 9. 9nz Havard Daniels (7) 10. 81 Derek Jonathan (6)

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) 1. 30 Adam West (4) 2. 67c Steve Collins (5) 3. 25 Warren Mahoney (2) 4. 11 Jamie Turner (8) 5. 49 Todd Hoddick (9) 6. 15 Mike Ferrell (1) 7. 5c Conor Mahoney (6) 8. 7m Justin Martin (3) 9. 2 Brad Lodge (10) 10. 43 Scott Sherk (7) DNF

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) 1. 80 Chris Steele (1) 2. 10 Mitch Brown (8) 3. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (2) 4. 3r Shane Ross (6) 5. 5 Keith Dempster (3) 6. 14h Jim Huppunen (4) 7. 19 Cory Turner (5) 8. 11j Chris Jones (10) 9. 10j Jeremy Hughes (9) 10. 77 Scott Kreutter (7)

B-MAIN (10 laps – Top 4 transferred to A-Feature) 1. 11j Chris Jones (2) 2. 71s Shawn Sliter (1) 3. 57 Charlie Sandercock (4) 4. 5c Conor Mahoney (3) 5. 7m Justin Martin (8) 6. 10j Jeremy Hughes (7) 7. 77 Scott Kreutter (11) 8. 19 Cory Turner (5) 9. 81 Derek Jonathan (12) 10. 2 Brad Lodge (6) 11. 9nz Havard Daniels (9) 12. 43 Scott Sherk (10) DNS

A-FEATURE (25 laps) Position. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 67c Steve Collins (3) 2. 10 Mitch Brown (2) 3. 80 Chris Steele (4) 4. 33k Kyle Patrick (9) 5. 0 Glenn Styres (8) 6. 5d Dave Dykstra (5) 7. 14h Jim Huppunen (16) 8. 57 Charlie Sandercock (21) 9. 3r Shane Ross (11) 10. 30 Adam West (1) 11. 67 Chris Durand (6) 12. 49 Todd Hoddick (10) 13. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (13) 14. 11 Jamie Turner (7) 15. 25 Warren Mahoney (12) 16. 7m Justin Martin (24* Corr/Pak Provisional) 17. 5c Conor Mahoney (22) 18. 71s Shawn Sliter (20) 19. 11j Chris Jones (19) 20. 2 Brad Lodge (23* SOS Provisional) 21. 15 Mike Ferrell (18) DNF. 10c Bob Crawford (15) DNF. 66 Frank Baranowski (17) DNF. 5 Keith Dempster (14)

Lap Leaders - Collins (1-25)

The Southern Ontario Sprints would like to thank their 2014 partners: Speedway Motors, Wiseco Pistons, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum, ImageFactor.ca, Kreitz Oval Track Parts, Canadian Motorsports Expo, Sanderson’s Automotive and OnDirt.ca

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Mike Bruce Battles to SBS Grand Prix Victory at Oswego Speedway

OSWEGO, NY (July 7, 2014) – After struggling to reach Oswego Speedway’s Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane for several years, Mike Bruce has now graced victory lane on two occasions in 2014 after holding off a hard charging Dalton Doyle during Saturday’s Pathfinder Bank SBS Grand Prix 35 presented by Canale Insurance, Fleet Pride, and Seminis.

Bruce started third in the Small Block main behind the wheel of the No. 22, taking the lead from Doyle on lap four, and never looked back on route to his second victory of the season at the ‘Steel Palace.’

Bruce now joins series point leader Andrew Schartner as the only two drivers in the Small Block division to win more than one main event this year.

Doyle would hang on for a runner-up finish Saturday night ahead of Schartner, Josh Kerr, and Anthony Losurdo in the top five positions.

“They say it is not as hard to get the second win, but I’m telling you that was a lot harder than the first one was,” said Bruce in Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane. “Dalton Doyle was there and he really wants to get a win bad in that new chassis, and I can’t say that I blame him. He gave me a few knocks to let me know he was there. Car was great tonight, I got a good run on Doyle out of two, which I don’t usually do, and we were able to make a clean pass.”

Rookie of the Year leader Camden Proud, Barry Kingsley, Jason Simmons, Kreig Heroth, and JJ Andrews completed the top ten after 35-laps.

Mark Castiglia and Doyle brought the 22-car Pathfinder Bank SBS field to green on Saturday, with Doyle gaining the early edge in his Hawk Chassis No. 01.

However, before one lap could be completed, several cars would jam up heading into the first turn with Losurdo, Jon Tesoriero, and Kingsley all getting the worst of it. Losurdo and Kingsley were able to re-join the field but Tesoriero, the June 21 main event winner, was done for the night in the No. 47.

A complete single file restart would be the order after the accident scene was cleaned up with Castiglia leading briefly before Doyle stole the spot on the first circuit. Bruce, who started third, followed Doyle through for the second position with the No. 01 and No. 22 now in a fierce battle for the point.

Bruce wasted little time in his bid for the lead, diving under Doyle into the third corner for the race lead on lap four with Castiglia, Cameron Rowe, and Andrews in tow.

Rowe however would appear to jump out of gear on lap five, bringing out the caution one more time, setting up another restart with Bruce leading Doyle, Andrews, Danny Abt, Alex Hoag, Jack Patrick, Schartner, Kerr, and Proud.

Back to green the field would file into its paces with championship leaders Patrick and Schartner beginning to slip through the field.

Both Patrick and Schartner would slip under Hoag on lap 11 to move to fifth and sixth on the grid, now trying to chase down Abt in the No. 57.

By lap 22 three tandems of race cars had formed on the Speedway with Bruce and Doyle battling bumper to bumper for the lead, Andrews and Abt dicing for third, and Patrick and Schartner battling hard for fifth.

Just one lap later another caution would tighten the entire field as rookie Matt Magner tagged the inside hub in turn four driving the No. 2, ending his night.

With 12-laps to go Bruce continued to lead Doyle, Andrews, Abt, Patrick, Schartner, Kerr, Proud, Losurdo, and Kingsley.

Under green one more time the tremendous battle for the lead continued between Bruce and Doyle, with Bruce nearly handing it over on lap 28 after becoming wildly loose of the fourth corner. Doyle would do a great job to avoid the No. 22 coming across the race track, with each regrouping to stay one and two on the grid.

With Bruce appearing to be well on his way to victory, another caution would fall, this time for the Patrick No. 9 in turn four. Patrick would rejoin the field at the tail side of the pack and end the night with a 12th place finish.

On the final restart, Doyle again tried everything he had at Bruce for the win, but could not make a drive stick. Bruce would go on to victory yet again ahead of Doyle, Schartner, Kerr, and Losurdo with a great run from the tail of the field to take home a top five.

Doyle felt as though he may have had something for Bruce, but ran out of laps at the end.

“Well, I wanted that win bad,” said Doyle. “We just didn’t have enough laps at the end of the race, the car got really loose on me on exit, and I was running quite a bit different line than he (Bruce) was so I could stick my nose in there but we were both loose off and he was using up quite a bit of race track.”

Schartner again charged ahead for a podium finish in the No. 18.

“A lot of it was by attrition tonight,” said Schartner. “The car was the worst it had been all year. We just struggled and I couldn’t go to the outside with it. We had a real bad push in it and we we’re just hanging on.”

Castiglia, Doyle, and Bruce collected Shell Shock Custom Helmet Paint Heat Race Challenge victories.

Kerr was the Nice Price Auto Sales Up and Comer while Proud again collected the D&S Landscaping Hard Charger award.

Bruce would collect the Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader Award with Kerr also being awarded the White’s Car Care 4th Place finishers prize.

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Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY Saturday, July 5th, 2014 Christmas in July - Grand Prix Night presented by Seminis - Fleet Pride - Canale Insurance

BOX SCORE

Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers

Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super Grand Prix (35-laps): 1. 22 - MIKE BRUCE, 2. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 3. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 4. 8 - Josh Kerr, 5. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 6. 54 - Camden Proud, 7. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 8. 98 - Jason Simmons, 9. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 10. 93 - JJ Andrews, 11. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 12. 9 - Jack Patrick, 13. 90 - Greg O'Connor, 14. 02 - Jesse Bearup, 15. 57 - Dan Abt, 16. 21 - Rob Pullen, 17. 73 - Alex Hoag, 18. 2 - Matt Magner, 19. 77 - Cameron Rowe, 20. 69 - Mark Castiglia, 21. 47 - Jon Tesoriero

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #54 Camden Proud

Nice Price Auto Sales Up & Comer: #8 Josh Kerr

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader: #22 Mike Bruce

White's Car Care 4th Place Award: #8 Josh Kerr

Heat #1 (10-laps): 1. 69 - Mark Castiglia, 2. 77 - Cameron Rowe, 3. 57 - Danny Abt, 4. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 5. 98 - Jason Simmons, 6. 47 - Jon Tesoriero, 7. 21 - Rob Pullen

Heat #2 (10-laps): 1. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 2. 73 - Alex Hoag, 3. 93 - JJ Andrews, 4. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 5. 9 - Jack Patrick, 6. 02 - Jesse Bearup, 7. 3 - Chris Proud

Heat #3 (10-laps): 1. 22 - Mike Bruce, 2. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 3. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 4. 8 - Josh Kerr, 5. 2 - Matt Magner, 6. 54 - Camden Proud, 7. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 8. 90 - Greg O'Connor

 

 

Jason Barney Nips Matt Tanner to Win at Fulton Speedway During ESS CNY Speedweek

By MIKE MALLETT

FULTON, N.Y. - One night after losing a Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint A-Main in the closing laps, Jason Barney rebounded strongly at the Fulton Speedway with a win in the 25-lap feature worth $2,125. The win came on night four of SUNY Canton/Einstein Construction Speedweek.

The win was Barney’s first of the season and came after he wrestled the lead away from Larry Wight and then held off the challenges of a hard charging Matt Tanner in the final laps.

“I owed my guys this one,” said Barney in Victory Lane. “We had the greatest car last night and the driver let them down and I wasn’t going to let that happen tonight. We came in with a game plan and stuck to it. What an unbelievable week.”

Wight charged to the lead from the pole at the green flag and led over Tanner who started alongside him on the front row. Wight was a half-straightaway in front by the time the first caution came out as Charlie Donk stopped in turn two with a broken frontend.

At the green, Wight again led with Steve Poirier taking over second and Tanner falling in line in third. All three drivers worked with the top of the speedway with Barney charging on the bottom of the track to fourth after starting ninth.

With nine laps showing complete, Wight caught the back of the field and began working traffic. By this point Barney had moved into the second spot by working the extreme bottom of the track.

As Barney got close to making a move on Wight the final caution of the race came out for Zach Weigand. Weigand hit an implement tire on the bottom of the speedway wrecking the front-end of his family owned No. 20.

Wight jumped out to lead again on the restart. He flew to the outside of the speedway opening up a full straightaway gap on Barney as he sat in second battling with Tanner and Poirier.

Things changed again for Wight as he hit traffic on lap 16. That impeded his progress enough allowing Barney to again charge up to his back bumper. Wight struggled with the slower cars while Barney continued to make up ground passing cars on the bottom.

Barney made his move on lap 21 as Wight got caught behind two slower cars battling for position. Barney drove off the bottom of turn two and found an opening between the two cars. He shot through the gap into the lead. From there he opened a slight edge on both Wight and Tanner.

“He (Wight) got out about a straightaway on us and I kept working on my line and working my line,” commented Barney. “I kept trying to get off the corners the best I could without hitting those tires. I got close to them but I had to go for it. I knew I had to sneak up on Larry (Wight) in lapped traffic and that was only chance I was going to have to get him.”

There were only two laps remaining when Barney found himself in the same predicament as Wight earlier. He was caught behind lapped cars running his line. As a result Tanner and Wight pulled up to his backside.

On the final lap Barney was behind a slower car on the bottom and Tanner jumped to the top. Barney made a bonsai move off of the second turn to get under car going down the backstretch. He raced to the bottom of turns three and four while Tanner threw it in on the top. At the checkered it was Barney in his Pit Stop Convenience Stores No. 87 by a car-length over Tanner.

For the second year in a row Tanner came home in the second spot. Tanner made a final lap effort on the top-side but it was to no avail giving him a second place effort which is his best effort of Speedweek.

“I thought that last lap I had something for Jason (Barney),” said the Stephentown, N.Y., native. “The top down here was burned off and he got a good run off the bottom. Congratulations to those guys. I don’t know but I’m starting to get sick of the seconds and thirds this year. We’ve struggled a little this week but we are looking forward tomorrow to Utica-Rome. That is a place we usually run well.”

Wight crossed the line in the third position but was later disqualified for utilizing an illegal tire on his No. 99L. As a result Steve Poirier was credited with the third position. It was his best finish of Speedweek to this point.

“The way Speedweek got started we are happy with third,” commented Poirier. “I tried the bottom once but I couldn’t stay down there. I put a bigger left rear tire on the car because we didn’t plan on running the bottom. I felt like the power steering had a problem. At one point I got tired and stayed where I was.”

Jessica Zemken advanced form the 17th starting position to finish in fourth while Paul Kinney came from 15th to complete the top five. Making up the next five were Chuck Hebing, Ohio star Paige Polyak, Michael Parent, Davie Franek, who came into the night the Speedweek point leader and Doug Emery.

ESS/Fulton Notes – A big field of 35 sprints filled the pits in front of a big crowd…Emery, Wight and Jim Gleason joined the Speedweek for the first time…After his spectacular flip, Etienne Girard made his return but engine woes saw him a DNQ…Bryan Howland also had issues under the hood which hindered his ability to repeat his win one year ago.

SUNY Canton/Einstein Construction Group A-Main - Jason Barney ($2,125), Matt Tanner, Steve Poirier, Jessica Zemken, Paul Kinney, Chuck Hebing, Paige Polyak, Michael Parent, Davie Franek, Doug Emery, Cory Sparks, Joe Trenca, Steve Hutchinson Jr., Sammy Reakes IV, George Suprick, Parker Evans, Scott Kreutter, Dave Axton, Tim Axton, Danny Varin, Zach Weigand, Jeff Cook, Charlie Donk, Kevin Ward Jr., Larry Wight.

Note - Larry Wight placed third but was credited for last with an unapproved left rear tire.

Did Not Qualify - Etienne Girard, Tommy Wickham, Paul Habeck, Paul Pekkonen, Kelly Hebing, Yan Bilodeau, Dave Wickham, Jim Gleason, Mike Stelter, Clint Ide, Bryan Howland

Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat 1 - Jeff Cook, Davie Franek, Jason Barney, Steve Hutchinson Jr., Jessica Zemken

Car Nate Custom Built Trailers Heat 2 - Matt Tanner, Larry Wight, Charlie Donk, Cory Sparks, Paige Polyak

Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat 3 - Kevin Ward Jr., Danny Varin, Steve Poirier, Paul Kinney, Parker Evans

Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat 4 - Chuck Hebing, Scott Kreutter, Doug Emery, Sammy Reakes IV, George Suprick

Donath Motor Worx/Cobra Coaches Dash - Kevin Ward Jr.

Lacaillde Masonry B-Main - Michael Parent, Zach Weigand, Dave Axton, Joe Trenca

Provisional Starter - Tim Axton

Bonuses:

Westward Painting Company Halfway - Barney $100

Insinger Performance Hard Charger - Zenken (12 pos.) $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 - Kinney $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main - Parent $50

Car Mate Trailers Heats - Cook, Tanner, Ward Jr., Hebing $25

Go Nuclear Late Models Go Fast - Barney $50

Bitner Automotive Blistering Fast Time - Hebing $50

 

 

Double X Speedway California, MO July 6, 2014

By: Dean Reichel

For Immediate Release:

Cornell Captures the "Red, White and Blue Tour" Finale at Double-X Speedway!

The ASCS Warrior Region Sprint Car "Red, White and Blue Tour" came to a close Sunday night at Double-X Speedway in California, MO. Sedalia, MO sprint car ace Jonathan Cornell had captured the opening night on Thursday at Double X and followed that up with a victory Friday night at Callaway Raceway in Fulton, MO. Mother nature claimed the event at Randolph County Raceway on Saturday bringing the cars and stars and a legion of fans to Double-X Speedway to see who would claim the title of Red, White and Blue Champion. With 31 ASCS driver on hand, it could be anyone's race. With Topeka, KS wheelman Chris Morgan on the pole of the feature and reigning ASCS National Champion Jason Johnson alongside the stands there was an electric feel in the air as the 25 lap main event took the green. Using the high line to his advantage, Jason Johnson would lead from the outset with the fleet #28 of Cornell quickly moving into second. Cornell patiently stalked the #41 around the tight quarter mile oval as the duo started encountering lapped traffic on lap 10. As the laps clicked by Johnson would continue to lead until a lapped car held up the driver from Rocky Mount, MO in turns 1 & 2 on lap 22 allowing Cornell to slip by and lead the remaining three laps to claim his third main event of the weekend and to be proclaimed point champion of the 'Red, White and Blue Tour'. Chris Morgan was able to run a very consistent race claiming third at the checker, with local shoe Corey Nelson of Eugene running an impressive fourth. Second generation driver Evan Martin of California claimed fifth, one spot ahead of his dad, Randy Martin who brought his #14 home in sixth. Kyle Bellm of Nixa, was seventh, past ASCS National Champion Zach Chappell claimed eighth after starting 16th, Jay Russell was ninth and Josh Fisher completed the top ten.

Four qualifying heat races in the ASCS Sprint Car division helped to set the field. Victories were claimed by Jason Johnson, Randy Hibbs, Chris Morgan and Corey Nelson. The B Feature event saw a lot of close racing action as well with California driver Tyler Blank bringing home the victory. Joining Blank in transferring to the main event were Ricky Stangl, tenth starting Lanny Carpenter and Nathan Ryun. The ASCS Warrior region will be making one more trip to Double-X on July 20th for the annual Clyde Wood Memorial race.

The Street Stock division saw some close racing in the field which provided excitement for the fans of fendered racing at Double-X. California driver John Clancy withstood challenges from Steve Beach, Cole Henson and Dale Berry before claiming the well earned victory. Beach would use a late race pass on the high side of the track to claim second over a strong third place run by Cole Henson, older brother Derek Henson followed in fourth with Berry coming home in fifth. Steve Dieckman was sixth, Chris Dunham seventh, Curt Turpin was eighth, Jake Dent finished in ninth and Blake Davidson rounded out the top ten. Heat races were won by Beach and Clancy.

Another large field of 600cc Micro Sprints were on hand to do battle atop the clay track to close out the weekend of racing. Marshall, MO driver Brian Lunsford showed the way by claiming the victory over the large field of competitors. Surviving restarts he led the duration of the 20 lap event with a lot of racing going on behind him. Travis Arnold of Pilot Grove had another good run finishing second, Ayrton Gennetten gave Arnold a strong run but came up third, fourth was Kameron Key of Warrensburg and Garret Williamson claimed fifth after starting 21st. Ryan Marsch was sixth, Scott Hathman was seventh, Mile Palus finished eighth, Stanley Kreisl started 22nd and finished ninth and Clayton Hisle came from 25th to finish tenth. Heat race checkered flags were taken by Quinton Benson, Lunsford and Key. The 600cc Micro Sprint will take a week off before returning to Double-X.

The Hobby Stock feature event was all Gage Wineland as he claimed another resounding victory in the feature event. Close racing behind the winner saw Mile Schrader prevail with a second place finish, Cole Canada ran third in his second visit to the track, Eddie Lavery III was fourth and Thursday night victor Will Register was fifth. Completing the sixth through tenth spots were Kevin Prall, Rodger Deatherage, Chuck Coffey, AJ Wirts and Laura Atkinson. Heat races were won by Prall and WIneland.

Next Sunday night is the "Race for Riley", Riley Hudson Memorial Race. The Winged Sprint Cars, Street Stocks and Hobby Stocks will be joined by the ULMA Late Models for their second visit of the season. Riley's favorite class was the Late Models and we hope to see a good field of the visiting stars on hand. There will also be a live auction at intermission and a portion of the proceeds are earmarked to go the Children's Hospital in Columbia in Riley Hudson's memory. Gates open at 5, Hot laps at 7, Racing at 7:30. For more info, follow Double-X on Facebook or call the track information line at (573) 796-4694.

Double X Speedway Results-- ASCS Warrior Region Sprint Cars-- Feature Event-- 1. 28-Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia; 2. 41-Jason Johnson, Rocky Mount; 3. 81a-Chris Morgan, Topeka,KS; 4. 34-Corey Nelson, Eugene; 5. 4-Evan Martin, California; 6. 14-Randy Martin, California; 7. 86-Kyle Bellm, Nixa; 8. 00-Zach Chappell. Talala,OK; 9. 76-Jay Russell, Elwood,KS; 10. 72x-Josh Fisher, Jefferson City, MO; 11. 15-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg; 12. 24c-Lanny Carpenter, Clarksburg; 13. 75-Tyler Blank, California; 14. 24s-Ricky Stangl, Lees Summit; 15. 1x-Brad Ryun, Higginsville; 16. 2a-Randy Hibbs, Savannah; 17. 92j-JR Topper, St. Joseph; 18. 18x-Nathan Ryun, Higginsville; 19. 27-Danny Thoman, Independence; 20. 3H-Brandon Hanks, Burleson,TN.

B-Feature-- 1. Blank; 2. Stangl; 3. Carpenter; 4. N. Ryun; 5. 7a-Paul Solomon, Melbourne,AU; 6. 72-Curtis Boyer, New Haven; 7. 89-Todd McVay, Grain Valley; 8. 75x-Broc Elliott, California; 9. 99-Andrew Turley, Sedalia; 10. XX-AJ Wirts, California; 11. 10-Will Register, Sedalia; 12. 49-Tyler Elliott, California; 13. 65-TJ Miths, Sedalia; 14. 9-Casy Baker, Lone Jack; 15. 17w-Harli White, Lindsey,OK

Heat 1-- 1. Johnson; 2. Walton; 3. Topper; 4, Russell; 5. Blank; 6. B. Elliott; 7. Carpenter; 8. McVay Heat 2-- 1. Hibbs; 2. E. Martin; 3. Cornell; 4. B. Ryun; 5. Muths; 6. Stangl; 7. Turley; 8. Register Heat 3-- 1. Morgan; 2. Hanks; 3. R. Martin; 4. Fisher; 5. Chappell; 6. Boyer; 7. Solomon; 8. White Heat 4-- 1. Nelson; 2. Bellm; 3. Thoman; 4. T. Elliott; 5. Baker; 6. N. Ryun; 7. Wirts

600cc Micro SPrints Feature-- 1. 8-Brian Lunsford, Marshall; 2. 75a-Travis Arnold, Pilot Grove; 3. 44-Ayrton Gennetten, Versailles; 4. 7jr-Kameron Key, Warrensburg; 5. 3g-Garrett Williamson, Columbia; 6. 2r-Ryan Marsch, Jefferson City; 7. 56-Scott Hathman, Columbia; 8. 98p-Miles Paulus, Marshall; 9. 18- Stanley Kreisel, Warsaw; 11. 88-Jimmy Dowell, Wooldridge; 12. 56h-Dean Hathman, Columbia; 13. 15-Kaitlin Boland, Columbia; 14. 3j-Jordan Howell, Columbia; 15. 32-Jamie Kelz, Marshall; 16. 49-Ben Brown, Marshall; 17. 07-Tom Sydnor, Holts Summit; 18. 749-Kyle Schlotz, Jefferson City; 19. 3k-Kyle Spry, Columbia; 20. 9s-Nick Schaefer, Marshall; 21. 35b-Dwayne Benson, Sweet Springs; 22. 26b-Nick Rasa, Sedalia; 23. 15k-Chris Koch, Sweet Springs; 24. 15b- Quinton Benson, Sweet Springs; 25. 75e-Bailey Elliott, California; 26. 92-Brian Wood, California

Heat 1-- 1. Q. Benson; 2. Arnold; 3. D. Hathman; 4. Schaefer; 5. Howell; 6. Boland; 7. Schlotz; 8. Kreisel; 9. Hisle Heat 2-- 1. Lunsford; 2. Spry; 3. Marsch; 4. Paulus; 5. Rasa; 6. Dowell; 7. Brown; 8. Sydnor; 9. Elliott Heat 3-- 1. Key; 2. Gennetten; 3. S. Hathman; 4. Koch; 5. D. Benson; 6. Kelz; 7. Williamson; 8. Wood

Street Stock Feature-- 1. 8-John Clancy, California; 2. 10-Steve Beach, Eldon; 3. 31c-Cole Henson, Russellville; 4. 27d-Derek Henson; Russellville; 5. 05-Dale Berry, Tuscunbia; 6. 24-Steve Dieckman, Centralia; 7. 14d-Chris Dunham, California; 8. 15-Curt Turpin, Jefferson City; 9. 38-Jake Dent, California; 10. B-Blake Davidson, Mokane; 11. 95-Johnny Wyman, Fulton; 12. 29-Harlan DOwell, Tipton (DNS)

Heat 1-- 1. Beach; 2. Dunham; 3. D.Henson; 4. Turpin; 5. Dent; 6. Dowell Heat 2-- 1. Clancy; 2. C. Henson; 3. Berry; 4. Wyman; 5. Dieckman; 6. Davidson

Hobby Stock Feature-- 1. 12g-Gage Wineland, Syracuse; 2. 11-Mike Schrader, Sedalia; 3. 10x-Cole Canada, Fulton; 4. 4-Eddie Lavery III, Tipton; 5. 77-Will Register, Sedalia; 6. 14-Kevin Prall, Sedalia; 7. 88-Rodger Deatherage, Windsor; 8. 171-Chuck Coffey, Windsor; 9. XX-AJ Wirts, California; 10. 4a-Laura Atkinson, ELdon; 11. 8-Bryan ALumbaugh, Tipton; 12. 2x-Rudy Wirts, California; 13. X-Tucker Woodard, Boonville (DNS)

Heat 1-- 1. Prall; 2. Schrader; 3. Coffey; 4. A. Wirts; 5. Atkinson; 6. Woodard; 7. R. Wirts Heat 2-- 1. Wineland; 2. Canada; 3. Deatherage; 4. Lavery III; 5. Register; 6. Alumbaugh

 

 

Mason Moore Picks Off Petaluma Stop; Locks Into Johnny Key Classic

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Petaluma, CA)- Taking advantage of a lap-five restart, Chico, CA driver, Mason Moore, jumped into the lead at the Petaluma Speedway, as he became the fifth different driver to win a race in five Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster events in 2014.

With Herman Klein, and Moore, leading the field to green, it was Klein getting the initial jump, and quickly jumping out to a hefty lead aboard the SportClips No. 42x machine.

As Klein extended his lead, the battle behind him was exciting as Moore, Colby Copeland, Jamie Duff, and DJ Netto battled wheel-to-wheel.

The caution flag slowed the pace of the race at lap five, and on the ensuing restart, Moore rocketed into the lead, as Netto followed suit, jumping into to the second spot.

On the eighth lap, ninth starting, Matt Peterson worked his Miller Lite No. p37 machine into the second spot, while B Main winner, Keith Bloom, Jr made a couple of great moves to get into the fourth spot.

Behind the lead pack, 19th starting Alissa Geving, and 20th starting, Sean Becker were making moves as they raced with each other as they both marched forward as they ran in the eighth and ninth spots when the caution flew on the 16th lap.

The race would come back to life four a few circuits, before fourth running, Bloom, caught a nasty rut in turns one and two, and got upside down in the Brett Lay owned No. 24B, and his night would come to an end.

Despite numerous double file restarts, Moore was flawless as he kept his Moore Insurance Services No. 22 machine in the lead, though the action behind him was heating up.

The race’s last caution flew on the 25th lap, and the final five laps were very exciting, as Colby Copeland made a bold move on the restart to jump from fourth to second, and apply heavy pressure to Moore.

With Copeland finding something to his liking up on the high-side, Moore was flawless on the bottom as he hit his marks, and fended off Copeland’s charge, as Peterson held on to the third spot, while Netto crossed the stripe in the fourth spot, and Jamie Duff scored a fifth place finish aboard Rod Tiner’s entry.

With the win, Moore has also locked himself into the 2014 Johnny Key Classic that will take place in August at the Ocean Speedway.

“We just had an awesome racecar,” Moore said in victory lane. “Richard Brown, and Kenny Allan worked well all night, and I can’t thank my parents enough for all of their support with this race team.”

“Our night started out really good with quick time, and we missed it a little in the Dash,” Second finishing Colby Copeland said. “We got going pretty well in the feature, and at the end the top got cleaned up, and I gave it everything I could to get by Mason (Moore) but we ended up second. Congratulations to him and his team, and thanks to everyone on my team for giving me a great car.”

Third finishing Matt Peterson was excited about his run on a track he hasn’t had success at in the past. “I can’t thank Lee Lindgren and the boys enough for the car they gave me,” he said. “I am pumped to be on the podium with the Civil War Series, and can’t wait to get to our next race.”

22nd starting Cory Eliason took advantage of the lap 20 and 25 restarts as he charged his way up to the sixth spot, while Geving worked to the seventh spot, Sean Becker finished in eighth, Klein came home ninth, while Prunedale, CA driver, Justin Sanders, rounded out the Top-10 from his 21st starting spot.

In B Main action, Keith Bloom, Jr led the way, and earned the win, as Jake Haulot ran in the second spot. Alissa Geving and Sean Becker put on quite the show as they charged from the back to finish in the third and fourth spot, while Justin Sanders ran fifth, and Cory Eliason rallied from a mid race issue to take the sixth and final transfer spot at the stripe.

Heat race wins went to Mason Moore, Jamie Duff, Herman Klein, and DJ Netto, while Mason Moore led all six laps of the Dash, and Colby Copeland opened the night up by timing in as the quick time qualifier.

Petaluma Speedway- 30 Cars

Fast Time- Colby Copeland

A - Main – 30 Laps (Starting Position)

1. Mason Moore (1), 2. Colby Copeland (6), 3. Matt Peterson (9), 4. DJ Netto (5), 5. Jamie Duff (3), 6. Cory Eliason (22), 7. Alissa Geving (19), 8. Sean Becker (20), 9. Herman Klein (2), 10. Justin Sanders (21), 11. Kurt Nelson (14), 12. Bradley Terrell (7), 13. Jeremy Burt (4), 14. Jake Haulot (15), 15. Kyler Shaw (10), 16. Roberto Kirby (17), 17. Eric Humphries (8), 18. Ivan Worden (16), 19. Joe Stornetta (18), 20. Keith Bloom (11), 21. Andy Forsberg (13), 22. Shane Golobic (12)

The Civil War Sprint Car Series would like to thank Flowmaster, BR Motorsports, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Brodix, ButlerBuilt, CRV Carbon Solutions, Design 500, Dirt Solutuion, Taco Bravo, Hansen Machine, Frankland Racing Supply, Fuel Safe, Hoosier, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Kaeding Performance, King Racing Products, KSE Power Steering Products, Pit Stop USA, MPD, All Pro, RCM Design, Rod End Supply, Racing Optics, SRP, VSR, and Weld Racing for their support.

ON TAP: The Civil War Sprint Car Series Presented By Flowmaster returns to action on Friday night as they invade the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA for the first time since 2011.

WINNERS: Winners in the 2014 California Sprint Car Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster… Andy Gregg- 1 (Marysville Raceway Park on March 15th), DJ Netto-1 (Marysville Raceway Park on May 24th), Shane Golobic-1 (Silver Dollar Speedway on May 25th), Andy Forsberg- 1 (Placerville Speedway on May 31st), Mason Moore (Petaluma Speedway on July 5th)

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster, and find complete results and point standings by clicking over to www.racepmg.com, ‘Liking’ www.facebook.com/civilwarsprints, or following us on twitter at www.twitter.com/civilwarsprints.

CIVIL WAR SERIES PRESENTED BY FLOWMASTER- Founded in 1991 as the North-South Series, the Civil War Sprint Car Series was born in 1993 giving 360 Sprint Cars in California a sanctioning body. What started as just a handful of races at three different tracks has evolved into quite the series. In 2014, the Civil War Sprint Car Series will host 14 events at 8 different tracks around California.

Photo- M&M Racing Photos

 

 

TROY DECAIRE WINS GRUNDY COUNTY; HELBERG TAKES KING OF THE WING MIDWEST TITLE BY ONE POINT

MORRIS, Ill. (July 5, 2014) – Heading into Saturday night race at Grundy County (IL) Speedway, Tampa, Florida's Troy DeCaire had finished second to Rohnert Park, California's Jo Jo Helberg in the previous two King of the Wing Sprint Car Shoot Out events at Toledo Speedway and Winchester Speedway. Despite those two runner-up finishes to Helberg, DeCaire only found himself four points behind Helberg in the "King of the Wing" point standings. Throughout the night, each and every point was valuable to both these drivers for them to earn the coveted title of Midwest "King of the Wing." For DeCaire, though, it would be a night to put away the frustration of playing the role of bridesmaid.

During qualifying, Helberg set a new track record with a lap of 12.701, completely destroying the former track record of 13.400 which was set during an Auto Value Super Sprints race in June of 2000.

"I'm always happy to get the track record," Helberg said. "Honestly, the car didn't feel all that good. I had to make a pretty serious change (on the car) right before qualifying, but it was cool to pull it off." The accomplishment of setting quick time gave Helberg some much needed "King of the Wing" points. However, because of the inversion, Helberg would have to begin the 40-lap feature from the inside of row five.

Under threatening skies, which had caused a brief delay earlier in the night, the feature began with Madera, California's Cody Gerhardt and Ottawa Lake, Michigan's Dave Baumgartner occupying the front row. At the start, Baumgartner used his outside front row starting position to rocket to the point using the high line entering turn one. Baumgartner, who has extensive experience competing in midgets at Grundy County from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s used that experience to lead the first 13 circuits. Baumgartner has scored numerous second place finishes at Grundy County in his career, but has not yet gotten over the hump to earn his first victory at the track.

After a lap 13 spin by David Byrne into the infield in turn two, the rain began to fall again. This time, the precipitation was falling much harder and it appeared as if the moisture might put an early end to the night. However, after a 45-minute delay, the skies cleared up, the fans closed their umbrellas, and the sprint cars were pushed off to resume the final 27 laps of the feature.

On the restart, the running order of the top-five was Baumgartner, DeCaire, Gerhardt, Tim Skoglund, and Davey Hamilton, Jr., with King of the Wing point leader Helberg lurking in the sixth position.

At the halfway point, DeCaire closed the gap on Baumgartner for the lead. With 17 laps to go, DeCaire made the high line stick and motored around Baumgartner in turn two to take the top spot. At that point, it looked as if DeCaire might run away from the rest of the pack. With Helberg stuck in heavy traffic back in sixth place, the question on everyone's mind was if Helberg could gain enough spots to take home the Midwest "King of the Wing" title over DeCaire.

Helberg was able to slice and dice his way up to third place with less than 10 laps to go to. The pace was torrid and the cars so close that any mistake while dealing with lapped traffic could be a driver's undoing. Baumgartner was able to put some pressure on DeCaire in the final laps, but did not have enough to get by the 28-year old sprint car champoin. DeCaire took the checkered flag in front of a sizable, dedicated crowd who stuck it out to the end despite the multiple rain delays.

Rounding out the top ten behind DeCaire was Baumgartner, Helberg, Hamilton, Jr., Shane Butler, Gerhardt, Skoglund, Byrne, Davey Hamilton, and Grant Galloway. Despite two second-place finishes and a victory in the three-race series, it was still not enough to defeat Helberg. By virtue of his third place performance and accumulating enough points through qualifying, heat races, and the features in the three races, it was enough to earn Helberg the title of Midwest "King of the Wing" by a single point over Troy DeCaire.

Despite the victory, DeCaire admits that tracks such as the .333 mile oval of Grundy County Speedway are not his forte.

"I've traditionally struggled on the short tracks. I've always been a half-mile guy. I think that comes from go-karts and not learning how to run a brake pedal so well," DeCaire said. When the guys give you a car like they gave me tonight, it really makes it a lot easier. We've had a car like that all weekend, but we've been on my types of tracks on the half-miles. I never thought I'd come from the eighth (starting position) on a track like this and win."

After hot laps, Helberg indicated that he was still searching for a second groove. Helberg used the high-line to take the victory at Winchester the night before and was looking for the high line to develop sooner rather than later at Grundy County. Throughout the 40-lap feature, Helberg was able to gain more positions than anybody else. After the feature, he spoke about how he had to take advantage of other driver's mistakes and use lapped traffic to make his charge from ninth to third.

"There was somewhat of a second groove," Helberg said. "If I could drive it in real hard and out-brake them right in the center (of the turn), it would pay off. Once I showed them a nose, I could complete the pass. I started arching in a little bit late on the high side to get a run coming off underneath. I either had to do that or I'd wait for them to make a mistake or get into traffic. I think I took advantage of a couple of mistakes people made, but all the other passes were made the hard way."

The King of the Wing Sprint Car Shoot Out resumes on November 21, 22, and 23 when the series heads out to California for a three-race set at Madera Speedway, Irwindale Speedway, and Kern County Raceway Park.

For More information on the King of the Wing Sprint Car Shoot Out, visit www.kingofthewing.net. For more series information on the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints, visit www.SuperSprints.com.

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For More Information, Contact: Kyle Larson pavementsprints@hotmail.com

STORY COURTESY OF RICH MURRAY OF STARS

Grundy County Speedway - King of the Wing Sprint Car Shoot Out (July 5, 2014) QUALIFICATIONS: 1. #7 Jojo Helberg-12.701 (New Track Record); 2. #22a Troy DeCaire-12.830; 3. #42 Jason Blonde-12.901; 4. #60 Davey Hamilton, Jr.-12.989; 5. #40 David Byrne-13.043; 6. #1 Davey Hamilton-13.108; 7. #60w Tim Skoglund-13.233; 8. #91 Ken Hamilton-13.274; 9. #38 Dave Baumgartner-13.309; 10. #40w Cody Gerhart-13.351; 11. #55 Shane Butler-13.369; 12. #61 Kevin Feeney-13.470; 13. #44 Teddy Alberts-13.548; 14. #35 Grant Galloway-13.562; 15. #11x Jim Payne-13.671.

HEAT RACE 1: (8 Laps) 1. Baumgartner, 2. Byrne, 3. Helberg, 4. Butler, 5. Skoglund, 6. Blonde, 7. Payne, 8. Alberts HEAT RACE 2: (8 Laps)

1. Gerhardt, 2. Feeney, 3. DeCaire, 4. K. Hamilton, 5. D. Hamilton, Jr., 6. D. Hamilton, 7. Galloway

FEATURE: (40 Laps) 1. DeCaire (8), 2. Baumgartner (2), 3. Helberg (9), 4. D. Hamilton, Jr. (4), 5. Butler (10), 6. Gerhardt (1), 7. Skoglund (6), 8. Byrne (5), 9. D. Hamilton (15), 10. Galloway (13), 11. Payne (14), 12. Alberts (12), 13. K. Hamilton (3), 14. Feeney (11), 15. Blonde (7) FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-22 Baumgartner. Laps 23-40 DeCaire.

 

 

New Jersey Invader Davie Franek Takes Night Two of ESS Speedweek at Can-Am

By MIKE MALLETT

LAFARGEVILLE, N.Y. - SUNY Canton/Einstein Construction Group Speedweek for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints shifted north on Friday night to the Can-Am Motorsports Park for night number three. New Jersey invader Davie Franek scored the win in the 25-lap E&V Energy Tour of the States/SUNY Canton Series for his first full tour point show victory.

Franek passed tour regular Jason Barney on a late race restart to take home the $2,125 victory on the slick surface of the North Country oval.

“When it’s slick it comes down to the car setup and being smooth,” said Franek. “It is frustrating because everyone is good in a sprint car on a fast race track but when it slicks off like this you got to be on your game and the wins are a lot more memorable.”

Barney stared on the pole for the event with his Pit Stop Convenience Stores No. 87 grabbing the lead away from Paul Habeck as they raced into the first turn at the green. Barney remained the leader down the backstretch with Rolling Wheels Raceway winner Stewart Friesen advancing into the second spot.

Friesen went to the high-side of turns three and four and took the lead away from Barney as they exited the corner on lap one. From there Friesen raced out in front with Barney staying close behind him as he set a quick pace early in the feature.

By lap six the pair found themselves in slower traffic. Barney took full advantage as Friesen struggled to navigate his way through. Barney dove low in the first turn as Friesen looked high on a slower car. Friesen bobbled exiting the second corner and Barney slid by for the lead.

Friesen remained in pursuit of Barney on his back bumper as they continued to work through slower traffic. At the halfway point lapped traffic was heavy with Barney and Friesen together and Franek beginning to emerge as a threat after starting in the eighth position.

The top three remained unchanged as the battle through traffic until lap 21 when things took a drastic turn at the front of the field. Friesen slowed with mechanical problems and came to a stop in the second turn necessitating the only yellow of the race.

“After the dash we knew we had a really good car,” said Franek. “You had to make something happen on the start and we kind of did that and got a few positions. From there we settled in. I noticed when we got to lapped traffic we gained on Stew and Jason and then yellow came out.”

With Friesen out of the picture, Franek lined up next to Barney on the front row for the green. Barney got a better start than Franek as they came off of turn four. He dove to the bottom of turns one and two opening the top groove for Franek. Franek used that lane to drive by Barney as the raced to the backstretch.

“My tires cooled down there under the yellow pretty nice and I took it in there under one of the pace laps. “ stated Franek. “The car was pretty stuck all race. It was either do that or end up second and we are standing here.”

After he took the lead, Franek checked out through turns three and four leading the final three circuits for the win and the top spot in Speedweek points.

Barney, of Brewerton, N.Y., came home in the second position. He knew he made a mistake entering too low on the speedway as the raced into the first turn. He didn’t think anyone could roll the outside around him.

“This is better than third,” said Barney. “I’m disappointed for my guys. We knew we had a good car and they gave us the front row for the feature. We knew he (Franek) was the car to beat and he had a good car all night. I stumbled on that last restart and was a little too timid getting into one. He rolled around us and we ended up second. We’ll take second.”

Chuck Hebing finished in the third position a night after losing his top wing at Rolling Wheels. The Ontario, N.Y., driver started fifth and ran a steady race never falling out of the top five over the course of the event.

“We had a decent car tonight,” commented Hebing. “I don’t think we had anything for Davie or Jason. It was pretty good but we’ll try some stuff to see if we can get a little better for tomorrow night.”

Local favorite Jeff Cook finished in the fourth spot after starting ninth and Cory Sparks advanced from the 15th position to race his way into the final spot in the top five at the checkered flag. Rounding out the top ten were former Can-Am winner Sam Reakes IV, the female duo of Jessica Zemken and Paige Polyak, Paul Habeck and Matt Tanner.

ESS/Can-Am Notes – A nice field of 26 sprints for what was now night #2 of Speedweek…George Suprick, Lee Ladouceur, Clint Ide, Michael Parent and Paul Pekkonen were new entries…Friesen was found to have magneto problems that caused his drop out…Franek’s other ESS win was a non-point event just a few weeks ago at the New Egypt Speedway

SUNY Canton/Einstein Construction Group A-Main - Davie Franek ($2,125), Jason Barney, Chuck Hebing, Jeff Cook, Cory Sparks, Sammy Reakes IV, Jessica Zemken, Paige Polyak, Paul Habeck, Matt Tanner, Kevin Ward Jr., Steve Poirier, Paul Kinney, Michael Parent, Lee Ladouceur, Yan Bilodeau, George Suprick, Mike Stelter, Zach Weigand, Tim Axton, Dave Axton, Clint Ide, Joe Trenca, Stewart Friesen.

Did Not Qualify - Paul Pekkonen, Steve Hutchinson Jr.

Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat 1 - Franek, Friesen, Reakes IV, Habeck, Tanner, Stelter

Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat 2 - Zemken, Hebing, Kinney, Trenca, Ward Jr., Ide

Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat 3 - Cook, Barney, T. Axton, Polyak, Sparks, Ladouceur

L&J Landscaping/Cobra Coaches Dash - Franek

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main - Suprick, Poirier, Parent, Bilodeau

Bonuses:

Westward Painting Company Halfway - Friesen $100

Insinger Performance Fuels Hard Charger - Sparks (10 Pos.) $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 - Sparks $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main - Suprick $50

Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heats - Franek, Zemken, Cook $25

Go Nuclear Late Models Go Fast Award - Friesen (17.928) $25

Bitner Automotive Blistering Fast Time Award - Friesen (17.928)

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, SUNY Canton, E&V Energy, Le Groupe Ultra, Hoosier Racing Tires, Insinger Performance, Fondations 4 Saisons, Cobra Coaches, Westward Painting Company, Fondations 55, Einstein Construction Group, Camara Slate, Car Mate Trailers, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Ohsweken Speedway, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

Chad Boespflug wins sprint car A-main, Carlos Bumgardner repeats in bombers and Peeden scores UMP Super Stock victory

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE — The Fourth of July Weekend was full of celebration for many reasons, not the least of which was the independence of our great nation. However, Jimmy Hayden had a couple of extra reasons to rejoice. The Coatesville, Ind. native recorded back-to-back UMP Modified victories at Lincoln Park Speedway, edging out Dan Lewellen on Friday evening and holding off a challenge from Randy Shuman on Saturday evening. The victories were the first for Hayden since the 2009 season. In sprint car action, Chad Boespflug followed up a seventh-place finish in Friday’s USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car event that was won by Jerry Coons Jr., by claiming his fourth LPS victory on Saturday. Boespflug crossed the finish line ahead of a hard charging Casey Shuman and Brent Beauchamp. The UMP Super Stock features went to Greencastle’s Doug McCullough on Friday evening and Steve Peeden put Michael Fish’s No. 4 machine in victory lane on Saturday after suffering ignition box issues the evening before. McCullough came back to place second after his win on Friday as Kenny Carmichael Sr. placed third. After another awe inducing fireworks show provided by Circle City Pyrotechnics, the bomber feature provided a few more fireworks when contact was made between Carlos Bumgardner Sr. on his attempt at a pass for the lead held by Blake Cross. Bumgardner would take over the lead as the turn two contact slowed Cross back to the fourth spot alongside David Bumgardner Sr. Carlos Bumgardner would eventually hold off Scott Tidwell to win his second feature of the weekend, but not before Cross had a few choice words heading to the pits. Boesplug attempted to end the hopes of the rest of the sprint car field early as he opened a sizable lead several times over the opening half of the A-main. Jarrett Andretti and Shuman were left to fight for second early on with Michael Terry, Patrick Giddens and Brian Karraker. A lap seven caution re-set the field, but when the field went green, Boespflug rebuilt his advantage on the second-place car of Shuman. However, by lap 13, Carson Short and Karraker were closing the gap behind Shuman as Terry, Max McGhee and Bill Rose joined the fray. With 10 laps left in the 30-lap midseason championship for sprint cars, the leaders moved into lapped traffic and Shuman closed within striking distance. Brent Beauchamp had moved up to challenge for sixth and his slider on Karraker caused a caution flag with nine laps remaining. Boesplug had the top of the track mastered over the duration of the feature and despite a last yellow flag with five laps remaining, the Arizona native would put the Physical Medical Consultant, Bud’s Auto Sales, K&N Filters No. 57 in victory lane powered by a Kercher Racing Engine. Shuman held down second as there was plenty of movement through the field. Beauchamp was third after starting 11th. Bill Rose took fourth ahead of 12th-place starter McGhee. Gaines advanced to sixth after starting 16th and Scheurenberg was seventh after starting 17th. In his pursuit of his first win in five years, Hayden had been knocking on the door much of the season with runner-up finishes on May 31 and June 14 as part of six top-five finishes this season. Friday night, he started on the front row and got to the lead quickly in the Schoenfield, Don’s Garage, Commercial Star, Allen Racing Engines No. 15j. Once he got to the point, Hayden would not relinquish the chance at a victory. While Lewellen tried to cut into his solid lead, Scott Ricketts was trying to hold off Kenny Carmichael Sr. and Wes McClara. Lewellen would have one last shot at derailing Hayden with a caution on lap 17, but Hayden was perfect on the re-start to lock up the win as Carmichael Sr., McClara and Ricketts were top-five. Gary Hayden was sixth ahead of Jake Byers, Roger Cary, Josh McDaniel and Damon Harrell. On Saturday, started alongside McClara to star the feature and once again he made an early lead stick. McClara and Shuman battled door-to-door for the second spot with Kenny Carmichael Jr. and Lewellen leading Kenny Carmichael Sr. for fifth. Shuman maneuvered into second and gave chase over the second half of the feature. He eventually pulled event on the bottom with Hayden with five laps to go, but Hayden held off the challenge and claimed a second win. Carmichael Sr. held off his son for the third position with McClara in fifth. The UMP Super Stock features had McCullough jumping from a third-place start on Friday to the lead early. Once he was up front, he held fast to the lead as Carmichael Sr. placed second ahead of Josh McDaniel, Travis Heramb and Paul Wright. One later, Peeden finally overcame mechanical issues and powered to the front with five laps down and didn’t look back to get the victory ahead of McCullough, Carmichael Sr., Scott Carrington and Jake Leitzman. In the final feature of the evening, Cross and Tidwell fought for the lead of a 28-car field over the first five laps before Bumgardner moved in to challenge after starting 10th. Cross and Bumgardner raced door-to-door for several laps before the contact that slowed Cross. That left Tidwell and Bumgardner to fight for the lead with David Bumgardner and Eric Smiller moving forward. In the end however, Carlos Bumgardner claimed another feature victory with Tidwell, Bumgardner, Miller, Ron Smith, David Wallen, Tony Tidwell, Cody Wright, Mike Wright Jr. and Dustin Colvin in the top-10.

Lincoln Park Speedway Saturday Sprint car feature 1. Chad Boespflug, 2. Casey Shuman, 3. Brent Beauchamp, 4. Bill Rose, 5. Max McGhee, 6. Dickie Gaines, 7. Hunter Schuerenberg, 8. Patrick Giddens, 9. Brian Karraker, 10. Jarett Andretti, 11. Carson Short, 12. Brandon Morin, 13. Michael Terry Jr., 14. Kent Christian, 15. Mike Gass, 16. Eric Burns, 17. Conner Donelson, 18. Lukas Smith, 19. Troy Link, 20. Joss Moffatt B-main winner: Gaines UMP Modified feature 1. Jimmy Hayden, 2. Randy Shuman, 3. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 4. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 5. Wes McClara, 6. Dan Lewellen, 7. Gary Ricketts, 8. Gary Hayden, 9. Damon Harrell, 10. Donald Kiger, 11. Randy Milburn, 12. Roger Cary, 13. Tyler Loughmiller, 14. Josh McDaniel, 15. Doug Bryan Jr., 16. Chad Nolte

UMP Super Stock feature 1. Steve Peeden, 2. Doug McCullough, 3. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 4. Scott Carrington, 5. Jake Leitzman, 6. Dan McCullough, 7. Josh Fagg, 8. David Daniels, 9. Travis Heramb, 10. Josh McDaniel, 11. Jonathon Newgent, 12. Steve Sutliff, 13. Paul Wright, 14. Larry Babbs, 15. William Harris, 16. Cullen Goodman, 17. Matt Jordan, 18. JR Watkins, 19. Kenny Fields

Bomber feature 1. Carlos Bumgardner Sr., 2. Scott Tidwell, 3. David Bumgardner, 4. Eric Miller, 5. Ron Smith, 6. David Wallen, 7. Tony Tidwell, 8. Cody Wright, 9. Mike Wright Jr., 10. Dustin Colvin, 11. Mark Dickerson, 12. Justin Clodfelter, 13. RJ Pruitt, 14. Kyle Krupa, 15. Fred Grayless, 16. Jerry Hutto, 17. Donald Smiley, 18. Chucky Walden, 19. Bob Farris, 20. Bobby Tarrh, 21. Eric Whitesell, 22. Tom Plemons, 23. Doug Parker, 24. Jack Campbell, 25. C.J. Bryan, 26. Kevin Kemp, 27. Tim Wright, 28. Blake Cross

Friday UMP Modified feature 1. Jimmy Hayden, 2. Dan Lewellen, 3. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 4. Wes McClara, 5. Scott Ricketts, 6. Gary Hayden, 7. Jake Byers, 8. Roger Cary, 9. Josh McDaniel, 10. Damon Harrell, 11. Don Kiger, 12. Brent Hudson, 13. John Moore, 14. Gary Ricketts, 15. Anthony Davis, 16. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 17. Chad Nolte, 18. Randy Shuman

UMP Super Stock feature 1. Doug McCullough, 2. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 3. Josh McDaniel, 4. Travis Heramb, 5. Paul Wright, 6. Jonathon Newgent, 7. Scott Carrington, 8. JR Watkins, 9. William Harris, 10. Larry Babbs, 11. Jamie Adams, 12. Kenny Fields, 13. Jake Leitzman, 14. Wesley Freeland, 15. Steve Peeden

Bomber feature 1. Carlos Bumgardner Sr., 2. Tim Wright, 3. Scott Tidwell, 4. Tyler Neal, 5. David Wallen, 6. David Bumgardner, 7. Blake Cross, 8. Kevin Kemp, 9. Cody Wright, 10. RJ Pruitt, 11. Kyle Krupa, 12. Mark Dickerson, 13. Mike Wright Jr., 14. Josh Litton, 15. Tony Tidwell, 16. Eric Miller, 17. Michael Williams, 18. Jerry Hutto, 19. Chucky Walden, 20. Ron Smith, 21. C.J. Bryan, 22. Jack Campbell, 23. Dustin Colvin, 24. James Walters, 25. Bob Farris, 26. Michael Clark, 27. Chris Schepper, 28. Randy McPeak

 

 

SPITHALER GOES FLAG TO FLAG FOR B.O.S.S. WIN AT AMP; STINER TOPS LM
For immediate release July 5, 2014

CLEARFIELD, PA – Brandon Spithaler of Evans City claimed the first ever BOSS Wingless 410 Sprint show at America’s Motorsports Park in Clearfield on Saturday night.
Justin Williamson of Three Springs became the eighth different winner in as many races in the Clearfield County Metals Four Cylinders and Ronnie Bottenfield of Saxton copped his first ever feature win Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub Semi Late Main.
Repeat winners include: Duane Stiner of Houtzdale in the Randy Sterling Trucking Late Models, Dan Smeal of Ramey in the Srock Contracting Street Stocks and Justin Queen of Irvona in the WG Satterlee Oil Pure Stocks.
Brandon Spithaler and Adam Miller led the 20 car BOSS Sprint feature to the green flag with Spithaler taking the lead and pulling away from the field. As he led, the battle from second back was an intense one, as five cautions slowed the race to the point where a fuel stop was needed.
Spithaler continued to set the pace on the restart while Dustin Smith was second for most of the race. As he ran second, Chuck Wilson sat third as Chad Wilson and the rest of the field back changed most of the rest of the night. At the finish the top five were: Spithaler, Smith, Wilson, Wilson and Derek Hasting. Spithaler, Mike Miller, Chuck Wilson and Tony Beaber won the heats while the B-main was won by Dick Mahoney.
Derek Rodkey and Duane Stiner led the Late Models to the green flag with Rodkey taking the lead. As the field exited the fourth turn on lap two, Todd Sallack got out of shape and got into the rear of NASCAR Legend Red Farmer, which sent Farmer across the front stretch and into the wall head-on. Farmer’s F15 bounced off the wall and went back into traffic, but luckily no one hit him. Emergency personnel were on the scene quickly and Farmer was uninjured.
On the restart Rodkey was still setting the pace until lap three, when Stiner moved to the inside out of turn two and took the top spot. Stiner was setting the pace with Rodkey still second and Luke Hoffner now third. On lap 10, Hoffner took second from Rodkey, but by then, Stiner had opened up a nice lead. Hoffner was on the gas, trying every trick he knew to reel in Stiner, and as the race continued, Hoffner kept reeling the leader in, but he ran out of time and came home second to Stiner by just a few feet. At the waving of Artie Luzier’s double checkered flags, it was Stiner getting his third win of the season over Hoffner, Rodkey, John Brady and Dan Gill. Heat wins went to Stiner and Rodkey.
It was an all 00 front row for the Semi Lates with Paul Ivory on the pole and Denny Forney outside as Forney took the lead at the start, as Forney took the lead and looked like a sure winner, but Ronnie Bottenfield was sitting in second and he took advantage of a miscue from Forney and took the lead on lap 13, the rest of the way Bottenfield continued to open up an advantage and took his first ever career win. Jeremy Ohl was second, Forney was third with Paul Ivory and Neil Wilson completing the top five. Heat wins were collected by Ohl and Forney.
Jim Bloom and Dan Smeal brought the Street Stocks to the green flag with Smeal wasting no time to take the lead. Bloom Ran second to Smeal for first five laps before Brian Rhed took second and set his sights on Smeal, as Jamie Price dropped Bloom back to fourth, he began to reel in Rhed who was closing on Smeal. Rhed was right with Smeal as they began to close on lapped traffic, and at one time Rhed pulled alongside Smeal going into the first turn as the slower traffic held the leader up, but going through the first and second turns, the slower cars drifted high, blocking Rheds path and Smeal regained the lead off turn two and held on for his second win of the season. Rhed was a close second with Price, Fuzzy Fields and Bob Rosmen rounding out the top five. Smeal and Bloom copped heat wins.
Ron Winslow and BJ Hudson brought the Pure Stocks to the start with Winslow leading the field into the first turn. Eric Lucas then passed Hudson to take over second as Justin Queen was charging to the front. As Winslow led, his handling started to go away, coupled with a lap five caution that tightened the field. This saw Lucas still second, Hudson in third and Queen in fourth. On the restart, Lucas began to fade, as Hudson and Queen both moved by, setting their sights on Winslow, who was still pushing high in the turns. On lap nine, Queen dove under Winslow and took the lead in turn three and held on for his third win of the season and his second straight. Winslow was second, newcomer Shawn Shoemaker was third with Hudson fourth and Cragan Brady in fifth. Hudson and Winslow split the heats.
The final event of the night was the Four Cylinders with Aaron Luzier and Justin Williamson bringing the field to the start, with Williamson taking the lead and Luzier falling to second. They ran that way the entire distance, but the rest of the field jockeyed for position as ninth place starter Stephanie Lucas was determined to get to the front, but she could only muster up a third at the end. The top five were: Williamson, Luzier, Lucas, Ryan Shaffner and Eric Luzier. Heat wins went to Aaron Luzier and Williamson.
PIT NOTES: 83 teams filled the pits, including 11 Late Models, 27 BOSS Wingless 410 Sprints, 9 Semi Lates, 10 Street Stocks, 9 Pure Stocks and 17 Four Cylinders…Regular competiton Bill Phillips Jr. of Blandburg was seriously injured in an ATV crash near his home on Friday night and he was flown the UPMC Altoona for treatment….The 50/50 winner received $1,064.50…Coming up this week is a regular AMPed up show for the Late Models, Semi Lates, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks and Four Cylinders. Gates open at 3 racing is set for 6:30 p.m…Coming Sunday, July 27 is the Fourth Annual Connor Bobik Memorial for the Late Models sponsored by Randy Sterling Trucking and Srock Contracting. The race will pay $3,000 to win and $300 to start plus the Laurel Highland Racesaver Sprints will also be on the card paying $500 to win and $200 to start. Race time is 6 p.m. Check the website at www.americasmotorsportspark.com for more.

Summary

Randy Sterling Trucking Late Models: 1. Duane Stiner, Houtzdale; 2. Luke Hoffner, 3. Derek Rodkey, 4. John Brady, 5. Dan Gill, 6. Scott Alvetro, 7. Todd Sallack, 8. Tom Merryman, Jr., 9. Red Farmer, 10. Steven Scaife, 11. Travis Brady.

B.O.S.S. Wingless Sprints: 1. Brandon Spithaler, Evans City; 2. Dustin Smith, 3. Chuck Wilson, 4. Chad Wilson, 5. Derek Hastings, 6. Arnie Kent, 7.Joe Butera, 8. Joe Ligouri, 9. Logan Hupp, 10. Dick Mahoney, 11. Bradley Howard, 12. Johnny Beaber, 13. Steve Little, 14. Scott Harman, 15. Craig Folmar, 16. Aaron Middaugh, 17. Michael Fischesser, 18. Tony Beaber, 19. Adam Miller, 20. Mike Miller.
DNQ – Cory Thronton, Jake Gamola, Charlie Cornelius, Eddie Mesaros, Brandon Cornelius, Bob McMillan & Don Sotosky.

Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub Semi Lates: 1. Ronnie Bottenfield, Saxton; 2. Jeremy Ohl, 3. Denny Forney, 4. Paul Ivory, 5. Neil Wilson, 6. Josh Henry, 7. Pete Ivory, 8. Dale Claycomb, 9. Michael Blazer.
Srock Contracting Street Stocks: 1. Dan Smeal, Ramey; 2. Brian Rhed, 3. Jamie Price, 4. Fuzzy Fields, 5. Bob Rosman, 6. Jim Bloom, 7. Curtis Teats, 8. Rick Hemphill, 9. Butch Braim, 10. Tony Brown.

W.G. Satterlee Oil Pure Stocks: 1. Justin Queen, Irvona; 2. Ron Winslow, 3. Shawn Shoemaker, 4. BJ Hudson, 5. Cregan Brady, 6. Brian Mills, 7. Bob Helsel, 8. Eric Lucas.
DNS – Tyler Wagner.

Clearfield County Metals Four Cylinders: 1. Justin Williamson, Three Springs; 2. Aaron Luzier, 3. Stephanie Lucas, 4. Ryan Shaffner, 5.Eric Luzier, 6. Mike Phillipson, 7. Jen Bailey, 8. Milton Owens, 9. Garrett Watkins, 10. Corrin Monosky, 11. Dan Rudy, 12. Bill Hassenplug, 13. Ricky Clark, 14. Andrew Moist, 15. Cody Claycomb, 16. Dustin Kemp.
DNS – Andy Leigey.

 

 

BALLOU STREAK CONTINUES WITH WIN AT CLAY COUNTY

Flora, IL - July 5, 2014 - Robert Ballou’s phenomenal winning streak continued Saturday night at the third mile Clay County Speedway. Ballou took his third consecutive victory in Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series competition this season. The win was career number eleven for him which ties him for second on the MSCS All Time Wins List with Daron Clayton.

The event was the track’s Fourth of July Weekend Special complete with driver introductions on the front stretch. The full field of 410 sprint cars were then pushed off and the crowd watched as fireworks overhead brightened the four wide parade lap. The trip to victory lane earned Robert Ballou $2,000. Ballou was driving the Ballou Motorsports Ott Powered Maxim sponsored by Indy Race Parts, Hinchman, and Deaton Waterfront Services.

Ballou led the entire 25 lap event. The front runners grabbed their positions at the outset of the feature and the race became a speed contest. Gains were made and lost as drivers sought to improve their position. Twenty laps flew by under the green before the first yellow flag appeared. The caution was for the cars of Aric Gentry and Willie Tackitt after an incident in turn two. Brandon Mattox made a move to take fourth on the restart. He had started tenth. However on lap 24 trouble developed on the opposite end of the speedway with 4 cars becoming involved including the one driven by Mattox. A final restart with the white and green signaled a quick end to the 25 lap race.

Chase Stockon was second in the feature and points leader Kyle Cummins was at work in third behind him. Rookie Aaron Farney was fourth to record his highest MSCS finish. Jeff Bland Jr. gained a spot to finish fifth and Mitch Wissmiller was sixth. The first three rows of starters became the top six finishers. Hud Cone turned in another steady performance with a seventh place finish. Rookie James Lyerla, Bradley Sterrett, and Chet Williams rounded out the top ten.

The Wilwood Tuff Brakes award was presented to Daylan Chambers who finished eleventh. Brian Wallace was the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger for the race. Both drivers are in their rookie season with the series.

Three heat races were held. Chase Stockon, Mitch Wissmiller, and Jeff Bland Jr. were the winners. Bland earned the most MSCS passing points with a run from fifth to first in his heat race. However, the redraw placed him sixth in the starting order.

MSCS will be idle the next three weekends. The next race on the series schedule is the Hoosier Sprint Nationals which will be held on Saturday August 2nd. This annual event will once again pay $5,000 to win! The feature will be for 40 laps. It will happen at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN.

Provided as News and Information for Tri-State Speedway.

SUMMARY Clay County Speedway Flora, IL July 5, 2014

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series: (21 Entries)

First Heat - 2x Chase Stockon, 90x Bradley Sterrett, 15F Aaron Farney, 11 James Lyerla, 90 Patrick Budde, 4c Daylan Chambers, 27 Brian Wallace

Second Heat - 1 Mitch Wissmiller, 12 Robert Ballou, 3c Kyle Cummins, 28 Brandon Mattox, 79 Matt Humphrey, 02 Nick Hale, 16 Willie Tackitt

Third Heat - 04 Jeff Bland Jr., 9T Hud Cone, 10x Aric Gentry, 38w Chet Williams, 20 Steve Thomas, 4B Donny Brackett, 35x Chris Babcock

Feature (25 Laps) - 12 Robert Ballou, 2x Chase Stockon, 3c Kyle Cummins, 15F Aaron Farney, 04 Jeff Bland Jr., 1 Mitch Wissmiller, 9t Hud Cone, 11 James Lyerla, 90x Bradley Sterrett, 38w Chet Williams, 4c Daylan Chambers, 28 Brandon Mattox, 20 Steve Thomas, 02 Nick Hale, 27 Brian Wallace, 4B Donny Brackett, 79 Matt Humphrey, 10x Aric Gentry, 16 Willie Tackitt, 90 Patrick Budde, 35x Chris Babcock

 

 

SHELDON HAUDENSCHILD WINS 1st EVER ALL STAR MAIN; DROWN TOPS LATE MODELS; STRICKLER MASTERS MODIFIEDS; MOORE GRABS SUPER STOCK FEATURE

Orrville, Ohio

Saturday, July 5, 2014

By Mike Swanger

A jammed packed grandstand at NAPA Wayne County Speedway was ready for 120 laps of feature action on Gross Lumber Night as the UNOH All Star Sprints kicked the night off with the Duffy Smith Memorial and it was local driver Sheldon Haudenschild going flag to flag for his first ever All Star win. Winning the dash to earn the right to start on the pole, Haudenschild held off a late charge by Tim Shaffer as fast qualifier Chad Kemenah, Derek Hagar and Lee Jacobs filled out the top five. Brandon Matus, All Star points leader Dale Blaney and Caleb Helms won the heat races with Kory Crabtree earning the B-Main victory. Broc Martin was the Hard Charger of the race as he started 23rd and finished 13th, improving ten positions. For complete details for the race, go to www.allstarsprint.com

Rick Aukland led the opening 19 laps of the Don Gross Memorial for the Elite 8 Late Models but Wooster’s Doug Drown powered past at that point and drove away to pocket the $4,000 winners share and his second win in two nights ay NAPA Wayne County Speedway. Aukland held on to second as fast qualifier Devon Moran, Corey Conley and Matt Irey had a three way battle for third before finishing in that order. Moran, Aukland and Drown won the heats with Blaine Aber posting the last chance win.

Mooresville’s N.C. Kyle Strickler and Corey Conley went back and forth for the lead in the Renegades of Dirt Modified feature and just past the halfway mark, Strickler took control of the race and was the first to see the checkered flag and take home the $3,000 first place money. Travis Dickson was a close third with Tyler Nicely and Chris Basich rounding out the top five. Aukland, Strickler, Nathan Loney, and Conley scored the heat wins with the last chance win going to Billy Workman. For Complete details of the race, go to www.renegadesofdirt.com

Nick Smith took his pole position and set the pace for the first two laps of the Thrifty Muffler Super Stock feature but quick timer Bob Daugherty moved into the lead from his 3rd starting position but as he come out of turn two on lap eight, Daugherty’s machine pulled off with mechanical issues giving the lead to Mansfields Brad Moore. Smith would hold on to second until three laps to go when Larry Baldwin slipped past but he could not catch up to Moore before the checkered flag flew. Brandon Gardner finished fourth with Mitch Caskey getting fifth. Daugherty and Baldwin picked up the heat wins.

Racing continues next Saturday, July 11th with the Lias Tire Late Models in action with race #5 of the NAPA Wayne County Speedway/ Attica Raceway Park Late Model Series. They will be at Attica on Friday night July 10th and if a driver can win both features, he will pick up a $1,000 bonus. The Fisher Performance Sprints, the Thrifty Muffler Super Stocks, the WQKT Mini Stocks and the NAPA Mini Wedges will also be on the NAPA Wayne County Speedway racing card. Go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com for more information.

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS

Saturday, July 5, 2014

UNOH ALL STAR SPRINTS – DUFFY SMITH MEMORIAL 30 Lap Feature Sheldon Haudenschild, Tim Shaffer, Chad Kemenah, Derek Hager, Lee Jacobs, Danny Holtgraver, Dale Blaney, Kory Crabtree, Rob Chaney, Caleb Helms, Brad Haudenschild, Danny Smith, Broc Martin, Cale Thomas, Jack Lee, Andrew Palker, Carl Bowser, Brent Matus, Jac Haudenschild, Cole Duncan, Pete Grove, Brandon Matus, Shawn Hubler, Danny Mumaw

ELITE 8 LATE MODELS – DON GROSS MEMORIAL 45 Lap Feature Doug Drown, Rick Aukland, Devon Moran, Corey Conley, Matt Irey, Keith Berner, Charlie Duncan, Ryan Missler, Mike Bores, JR Gentry, David Liles, Brandon Gardner, Blaine Aber, Todd Brennan, Jim Nicely, Ryan Markham, Allan Baker, Bryan Casey, Shane McLoughlin, Rocky Owens

RENEGADES of DIRT MODIFIEDS 30 Lap Feature Kyle Strickler, Corey Conley, Travis Dickson, Tyler Nicely, Chris Basich, Rick Aukland, Tayler Cook, Scott Stiffler, Anthony Kincaid, Nathan Loney, Mark Dickson, Derrick Ramey, Jess Hartman, Jon Sluka, Robbie Evans, Patrick Lyon, Tyler Evans, Tanner Wilson, Rich Michael Jr., Billy Workman

THRIFTY MUFFLER SUPER STOCKS

Fast Qualifier Bob Daugherty 20.620

Summit Racing Equipment Heat 1 Bob Daugherty, Brad Moore, Mitch Caskey, Kyle Moore, Chaz O’Dell, Derrick Hubbard, Tyler Thompson, Richard Grogg, Don Baney (dns), Cliff Staley (dns)

Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2 Larry Baldwin, Nick Smith, Brandon Gardner, Chase Alexander, Butch Butcher, Tim Arnold, Jonathon Brennan, Jamie Gibbs, Paul Holmes (dns)

Feature Brad Moore, Larry Baldwin, Nick Smith, Brandon Gardner, Mitch Caskey, Tyler Thompson, Paul Holmes, Butch Butcher, Chaz O’Dell, Tim Arnold, Derrick Hubbard, Richard Grogg, Jamie Gibbs, Jonathon Brennan, Bob Daugherty, Kyle Moore, Chase Alexander, Don Baney (dns), Cliff Staley (dns)

 

 

BADGER MIDGET SERIES PRESS RELEASE

"Bell dominates USAC/POWRi/Badger field" | "Paderta wins fourth straight APS Micro feature"

By Bryan Gapinski Sun Prairie, Wis., July 5---Christopher Bell captured Saturday Night’s 30-lap feature, co-sanctioned by the USAC Honda National Midget, POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Series. at Angell Park Speedway. The event kicked off the two-day Pepsi Midget Nationals at the track. Sunday's event will feature the 34th annual running of the race. Bell jumped into the lead at the start followed by Tracy Hines and teammate Rico Abreu. The event was stopped when Terry Baab flipped on Lap 3. Baab restarted and later retired with mechanical problems.On the restart Abreu passed Hines for second, with fast qualifier Tanner Thorson moving into third place one lap later. Bell began lapping slower cars on Lap 11 and saw his quarter-lap lead over Abreu reduced to two-car lengths, two laps later. A caution for a stalled car, one lap past the midway point bunched up the field. On the restart POWRi Series Point leader Zach Daum escaped injury in a wild series of flips on the front straightaway. On the restart Bell pulled away from the field, and appeared headed for an easy victory. The final two laps saw Bell in heavy lapped traffic, allowing Abreu to close to within four-car lengths. Bell driving the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian owned No. 71 led the “team podium sweep” finishing ahead of Abreu, and Thorson. Chris Windom and Hines completed the top five, with nineteen cars finishing the event. “Lapped traffic was crazy the last two laps three and four wide I wasn’t sure how far ahead I was leading" commented Bell who increased his seriespoint lead in the Badger. Matt Paderta took the lead on the second lap from Chad Bogar to capture his fourth straight 20-lap Badger 600 Micro feature at the track followed by: rookie Zach Boden, Bogar, series points leader Brandon Sletten and Vance Lein.

SUMMARY MIDGETS 30-lap Feature: 1. Christopher Bell, 2. Rico Abreu, 3. Tanner Thorson, 4. Chris Windom, 5. Tracy Hines, 6. Michael Pickens, 7. Bryan Clauson, 8. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 9. Tyler Courtney, 10. Parker Price-Miller, 11. Spencer Bayston, 12. Andrew Felker, 13. Jerry Coons, Jr., 14. Jake Blackhurst, 15. Austin Brown, 16. Bill Balog, 17. Garrett Aitken, 18. Seth Motsinger, 19. Kevin Olson, 20. Tyler Thomas, 21. Zach Daum, 22. Terry Babb, 23. Brady Bacon, 24. Brandon Waelti. 12-lap Semi Feature Winner: Courtney. 10-lap Heat Race Winners: Bacon, Bell, Clauson, T. Thomas. Fast Time: Thorson, 14.559 seconds. Cars Present: 30 Feature Lap Leaders: Bell 1-30. **Babb flipped on Lap 3 of the Feature. Daum flipped on Lap 18 of the Feature.

MICROS 20-lap Feature: 1. Matt Paderta; 2. Zach Boden; 3. Chad Bogar; 4.Brandon Sletten; 5. Vance Lein; 6. Bobby Ollerman; 7. Will Gerrits; 8. Bob Trapino; 9. Tory Strauss; 10. Norm Ehrke; 11. Jason Dull; 12. Preston Benisch; 13. Tyler Brabant; 14. Dusty Gerrits; 15. Val Urman; 16. Dustin Stefan; 17. Jake Goeglein; 18. Daniel Stefan; 19. Trevor McKern;20. Brian Haugland. 8-lap Heat Race Winners: Dull, W. Gerrits, Boden. Feature Lap Leaders: Bogar 1-2, Padeta 3-20.

 

 

The WoO Sprint Car Series, in their second and final night of this two day race on the 3/8ths mile dirt track at Dodge City Raceway Park, Dodge City, KS.

The WoO Sprints have forty-seven races logged in, thus far in the 2014 season.

ARTICLE BY: Gaye Carmichael, Motor Sports Journalist gayec@att.net, (530) 409-0646

(Dodge City, KS, 07/05/2014) Daryn Pittman nets back to back victories on the three-eighths of a mile dirt track at Dodge City Raceway Park in Kansas. Pittman started the race in fifth, working his way forward, then a caution flag flew out on the eighteenth lap when a sprint spun in the second turn. It was a drag race restart between Kerry Madsen, who had the lead and Pittman who had gained second place in the opening ten laps. Pittman took over the lead, Madsen in second and David Gravel had third. These three drivers would hold the rest of the field at bay, to earn the top three finishes of this thirty lap feature race.

"I think the track was better than last night. Actually, the track was a complete opposite of last night. Last night's track was wet and tonight it was dry with rubber down. Early on, when the track was at it's best, I was able to gain a couple of spots. I am really happy to have this win. I want to thank Kasey Kahne Racing, all of my pit crew, all our sponsors and all the fans who turned out for these two nights of WoO Sprint Car races." said Pittman of Owasso, OK, driver of the #9 Sprint and winner of the opening night race at Dodge City Raceway Park of this two day event.

Madsen scored in a third place finish on the opening night of this event then backed it up tonight with his second place finish.

"The track was better tonight, though it had rubber down. I had the lead early on but Daryn (Pittman) raced by me on a restart after a caution flag flew out. Second is good. We just want to finish in the top five so getting this second place finish is good. I want to thank Keneric, Bob & Pete, all our sponsors, all of my crew and all the fans that came out." said Madsen of St. Mary's, NSW

Gravel, having grabbed his podium finish, had started the race by leading the opening lap. The competition in WoO Sprint car racing is always at a peak, so earning a podium finish is not an east task. Gravel who drives the Dennis Roth #83 sprint has shown an amazing talent behind the wheel.

"It was tough tonight, racing in traffic, add having rubber down and racing hard for a win. I can't complain. I got better as the race went on. I'm really fortunate to race for Dennis Roth of California. I am really looking forward to racing at Limaland (the next race on the schedule, in Ohio) It's a good track and it would be a great win. I want to thank Dennis Roth & his family, all of my crew and their hard work, all of our sponsors and of course all the fans who come out." said Gravel of Watertown, CT (Also, my thanks to Gravel's crew chief, Troy who added information of the impact of track conditions.)

Steve Kinser of Bloomington, IN, racing his final season of point racing, would seem to be the hard charger of tonight's race. S. Kinser started in thirteenth, yet in spite of a dry track with rubber down, managed to advance to a fourth place finish.

"I've been struggling. The track was better the first ten laps. You could race just about any where on the track. Then the bottom was gone. We had a good run." said Steve Kinser who is the most remarkable sprint car driver in history.

Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND, clocked in a 13.609 second run in qualifying to set the fast time of the night.

Brad Sweet, racing still with his cast on his broken ankle clocked in a 13.698 second lap in qualifying for second fast time and a front row start, racing from his second place start, scoring in fifth at the line. Sixth went to Cody Darrah, followed by Joey Saldana, Paul McMahan, Kraig Kinser, Tony Bruce, Jr., Schatz, Jason Johnson, Sam Hafertepe, Jr;., Johnny Herrera, Sammy Swindell, Logan Schuchart, Jason Sides, Bryan Gossel, Josh Hodges, Zach Blurton, Ray Seemann, Brian Herbert, Wayne Johnson, Denny Jennings.

The "B" Main, Heat Races and the Dash, finishes, are as follows: (Please note all race finishes in this article are unofficial.

"B" Main: Hodges, Jennings, Gossel, Herbert, Seemann, Blurton, Kriss Miller, Jordan Weaver, Jacob Allen.

Heat Races:

Heat #1: McMahan, K. Kinser, Schatz, Hafertepe, Jr., Madsen, Schuchart, Hodges, Herbert, Miller.

Heat #2: Saldana, Herrera, Bruce, Jr., S. Kinser, Sides, Sweet, Gossel, Seemann, Weaver.

Heat #3: Darrah, J. Johnson, Swindell, Gravel, Pittman, W. Johnson, Jennings, Blurton, Allen.

DASH: Gravel, Saldana, Madsen, Pittman, Sweet, Schatz, Darrah, McMahan.

 

Pittman Sweeps Boothill Showdown!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 5, 2014) – Daryn Pittman is apparently finding the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval to his liking, as he raced to victory lane once again in Saturday night’s World of Outlaws Boothill Showdown finale to complete a sweep of the weekend.

After wiring the field in Friday’s main event, Pittman took advantage of a lap 18 restart in Saturday’s 30-lapper to go on to his third consecutive Dodge City triumph aboard the Kasey Kahne Racing Great Clips No. 9.

“It feels great,” Pittman exclaimed after his ninth series score of the year that came just a few hours away from his native Owasso, OK, home. “And to have so many family and friends here to see it, it makes it really special.”

While Pittman snared his fourth WoO triumph at Dodge City, Roland Bernard made the 17-hour trek from Winnipeg pay off with a win in the 20-lap Lightning Sprint feature.

With Pittman gridding the feature field outside the second row, Connecticut’s David Gravel gunned into the lead at the drop of the green flag and paced the initial pair of circuits before the yellow flag flew when Wayne Johnson slid to the infield exiting turn four with a broken front end and collected Logan Schuchart. While Johnson was done, Schuchart rejoined the chase.

While the pole worked for Gravel on the initial start with Joey Saldana to the outside, opting for the inside backfired on the lap three restart with Kerry Madsen putting the American Racing No. 29 out front with Pittman advancing from fourth to second as Gravel slipped to third.

Madsen kept Pittman at bay over the ensuing rounds until briefly jumping the cushion in turns three and four on the 12th circuit, allowing Pittman to pull nearly even. Madsen retained command though and dropped to the low side of the track, keeping the race well in hand until one final caution flew after 17 laps when “B” Main winner Josh Hodges spun to a stop in turn two.

Just as Gravel did after the initial yellow, Madsen opted for the inside lane. And just as it was for Gravel, the inside line was a mistake as Pittman took advantage of the outside to edge ahead and then ducked down to the low side the rest of the way to secure the victory despite one close call in traffic on the final lap.

Pittman took the checkered flag ahead of Madsen with Gravel taking the show position in the Roth Motorsports No. 83. In his farewell tour, 20-time World of Outlaws champion Steve Kinser earned Hard Charger honors by racing from 14th to fourth in the Bad Boy Buggies No. 11 machine.

Earlier in the evening, Kinser was appointed Marshall of Dodge City in pre-race ceremonies.

Brad Sweet rounded out the top five just ahead of KKR teammate Cody Darrah, with Saldana slipping back to seventh from a front row outside starting position. Paul McMahan was eighth, with Kraig Kinser and Tony Bruce, Jr., completing the top ten.

Donny Schatz set a fast time of 13.609 seconds in qualifying before slipping to 11th in the feature. McMahan, Saldana and Darrah topped heat race action before Hodges won the “B” Main for the second night in a row.

In the Lightning Sprint Main event, Winnipeg’s Roland Bernard took command on the second round and raced on a convincing victory ahead of fellow Canadians Murray Tenipen and Minnesota’s Dexter Duergsten with Troy Ullery and Steve Becker rounding out the top five.

Racing action continues at Dodge City Raceway Park with the Second Annual Modified Stampede on Saturday night, July 19, featuring IMCA Modifieds along with IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, Thunder Cars and Hornets.

Dodge City Raceway Park – July 5 Results

World of Outlaws Boothill Showdown Night Two:

Qualifying: 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.609; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.698; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.716; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.786; 5. 71m-Joey Saldana, 13.841; 6. 83-David Gravel, 13.926; 7. 11k-Kraig Kinser, 13.957; 8. 1x-Tony Bruce, Jr., 13.985; 9. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.992; 10. 51-Paul McMahan, 14.112; 11. 45x-Johnny Herrera, 14.161; 12. 4-Cody Darrah, 14.204; 13. 74x-Josh Hodges, 14.217; 14. 11-Steve Kinser, 14.227; 15. 77x-Wayne Johnson, 14.228; 16. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 14.246; 17. 7s-Jason Sides, 14.278; 18. 1-Sammy Swindell, 14.289; 19. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 14.684; 20. 6g-Bryan Gossel, 14.883; 21. 1J-Danny Jennings, 14.984; 22. 97-Brian Herbert, 15.130; 23. 72-Ray Seemann, 15.146; 24. 2j-Zach Blurton, 15.232; 25. 33-Kris Miller, 15.472; 26. 1w-Jordan Weaver, 15.692; 27. 1a-Jacob Allen, NT.

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 51-Paul McMahan, 2. 11k-Kraig Kinser, 3. 15-Donny Schatz, 4. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 5. 29-Kerry Madsen, 6. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 7. 74x-Josh Hodges, 8. 97-Brian Herbert, 9. 33-Kris Miller.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 71m-Joey Saldana, 2. 45x-Johnny Herrera, 3. 1x-Don Droud, Jr., 4. 11-Steve Kinser, 5. 7s-Jason Sides, 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 7. 6g-Bryan Gossel, 8. 72-Ray Seemann, 9. 1w-Jordan Weaver.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 4-Cody Darrah, 2. 41-Jason Johnson, 3. 1-Sammy Swindell, 4. 83-David Gravel, 5. 9-Daryn Pittman, 6. 77x-Wayne Johnson, 7. 1j-Danny Jennings, 8. 2j-Zach Blurton. DSN: 1a-Jacob Allen.

Dash (6 Laps): 1. 83-David Gravel, 2. 71m-Joey Saldana, 3. 29-Kerry Madsen, 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 5. 49-Brad Sweet, 6. 15-Donny Schatz, 7. 4-Cody Darrah, 8. 51-Paul McMahan.

“B” Feature (10 Laps): 1. 74x-Josh Hodges, 2. 1j-Danny Jennings, 3. 6g-Bryan Gossel, 4. 97-Brian Herbert, 5. 72-Ray Seemann, 6. 2j-Zach Blurton, 7. 33-Kris Miller, 8. 1w-Jordan Weaver. DNS: 1a-Jacob Allen.

"A" Feature (30 Laps): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman (4), 2. 29-Kerry Madsen (3), 3. 83-David Gravel (1), 4. 11-Steve Kinser (14), 5. 49-Brad Sweet (5), 6. 4-Cody Darrah (7), 7. 71m-Joey Saldana (2), 8. 51-Paul McMahan (8), 9. 11k-Kraig Kinser (9), 10. 1x-Tony Bruce, Jr. (10), 11. 15-Donny Schatz (6), 12. 41-Jason Johnson (11), 13. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (16), 14. 45x-Johnny Herrera (12), 15. 1-Sammy Swindell (18), 16. 1s-Logan Schuchart (19), 17. 7s-Jason Sides (17), 18. 6g-Bryan Gossel (20), 19. 74x-Josh Hodges (13), 20. 2j-Zach Blurton (24), 21. 72-Ray Seemann (23), 22. 97-Brian Herbert (22), 23. 77x-Wayne Johnson (15), 24. 1j-Danny Jennings (21).

Colorado Lightning Sprints:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 49-Mike Trent, 2. 60e-Mark Billings, 3. 69-Paul Babich, 4. 11x-Dexter Duergsten, 5. 31-Steve Becker, 6. 5-Brent Rees, 7. 24b-Johnny Boos. DNS: 29-Skyler Wissman.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 48m-Rick Murcko, 2. 13-Luke McGee, 3. 7s-Brent Steg, 4. 2r-Roland Bernard, 5. 19-Jesse Fernandez, 6. 7L-Deneer Leturgez, 7. 15h-Tony Hudzin.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 1L-Derek Leturgez, 2. 61-Matt Martinez, 3. 33-Murray Tenipen, 4. 1T-Troy Ullery, 5. 11-Glenn Waterland, 6. 7-Scott Wilson, 7. 24-Tim Snelling.

"A" Feature (20 Laps): 1. 2r-Roland Bernard, 2. 33-Murray Tenipen, 3. 11x-Dexter Duergsten, 4. 1T-Troy Ullery, 5. 31-Steve Becker, 6. 69-Paul Babich, 7. 61-Matt Martinez, 8. 49-Mike Trent, 9. 7s-Brent Steg, 10. 5-Brent Rees, 11. 13-Luke McGee, 12. 24b-Johnny Boos, 13. 7-Scott Wilson, 14. 11-Glenn Waterland, 15. 24-Tim Snelling, 16. 1L-Derek Leturgez, 17. 7L-Dneer Leturgez, 18. 19-Jesse Fernandez, 19. 15h-Tony Hudzin, 20. 60e-Mark Billings, 21. 48m-Rick Murcko.

 

 

Williams Wins Week before Wedding

Mercer, PA (July 5, 2014): Eric "Turkey" Williams registered a dominant performance in the nonstop 410 Sprint Car feature at Mercer Raceway Park presented by Luxaire Heating & Cooling and McCrudden's Heating & Supply. It was his first triumph of the season and it came just a week before he will tie the knot with Dayna Gainor.

In the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, Kyle Fink grabbed the lead on a lap six restart and he held command the rest of the way. The win moved him back to the top of the points standings by seven points over runnerup Jimmy Holden. Andy Feil took his third win of the season in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. Trusty Rusty Moore captured his third straight victory, and fourth overall, in the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars. Steve Longwell, Jr. returned to the winner's circle in the Mini Stocks, presented by Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles. The nightcap for the Rock Concrete Modified Lites was worn by Rod Jones.

"You should win when you start up front like that," Williams said with a sigh of relief. "I had to run hard the whole way because I had no idea who was behind me or where they were." But, Williams did admit that be backed things down a bit with about five laps remaining when he saw the temperature gauge creeping up. "It got a little hotter than I'd like, and I was fortunate that I had such a big lead at the time," he explained.

Dan Kuriger jumped out to an early lead in the Luxaire Heating & Coooling, McCrudden's Heating & Supply 410 Sprint Car main. Eric Williams rode in second, and he began to apply the pressure beginning in lap seven. As the leaders were getting into lapped traffic, Kuriger ducked low and that left the high side completely open for Williams. The former champion powered off turn two with a lead that he would never surrender.

Williams stayed hard on the throttle despite his advantage over Kuriger and company. By lap 19, Williams had a half track lead. He began to back things off a bit after that, as he saw the temperature gauge starting to rise.

Adam Kekich was running in the top five the whole way, and his car came to life in the second half of the event. By lap 20, he was in second and closing on Williams, but the margin was too substantial for the third generation driver to challenge for the lead. Jack Sodeman, Jr. also made advances in the final laps, taking over third. Andy McKisson crossed in fifth, just ahead of Kuriger, who had to be pleased with his performance after a season full of mechanical woes.

Dennis Wagner was sixth, after running in the top five most of the way in his 360 powered car. Gale Ruth, Jr. was seventh, with Scott Priester eighth. Michael Bauer completed his first 410 Sprint Car race in the ninth position. Last week's winner, Rod George, came home in tenth.

The heat victories went to Priester and Sodeman. There was no B Main.

In the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, Lonny Riggs stormed out to an early lead, but his car came up lame in turn for with six laps completed. That gave the lead over to J.R. McGinley, but he did not keep it for long. Kyle Fink shot ahead when the green flag waived again, and he opened up a comfortable margin.

Behind the lead duo, there was a tussle for the third position between Jimmy Holden and Eric Gabany. Meanwhile, Tommy Kristyak and Frankine Guidace were duking it out for fifth. Holden did gain control of third and he set off after McGinley. He was able to chase him down late in the contest, and Holden crossed in second.

It was FInk, Holden, McGinley, Gabany, and Kristyak in the top five. Sixth went to Frank Guidace. Shawn Fleeger was seventh. Rookie Brian Schaffer toped Kyle Martell and Matt Reeher.

The preliminaries belonged to Fink and Guidace. There was no B Main.

Andy Feil topped the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors, and he had to pass Mike Marano, II twice to do it. Feil's first pass took place on the backstretch as they raced on lap ten. However, a spin by Ken Rossey negated that. One laps after racing resumed, Feil charged through turns three and four to gain an edge over Marano. Marano tried to come back in the inside groove, but his car bounced hard, resulting in front suspension damage that forced him from the event soon thereafter.

C.J. Jones was chasing down the leader in the second half of the race, but Jones bumped the frontstretch wall with 19 laps in the books. Jones' car slid across the track and, fortunately, none of the cars coming along behind him made any contact.

Jimmy Morris was no match for Feil in the one lap run to the checkers. Taking third was young Sye Lynch, in his best effort to date. Adam Kekich backed up his second place run in the 410 Sprints with a fourth in the Outlaw Sprint Warriors. Cody Bova climbed from twelfth to fifth in the final tally.

Evan Kornbau was sixth, with Eric L. Williams, George Hobaugh, Jr., Chris Matthews, and Devin Litwiler next across the line.

Mike Miller and Marano won their respective heats. Miller was eliminated from the feature on lap two when his mount flipped on the frontstretch. He was unhurt.

Rusty Moore has been unstoppable of late in the Precise Racing Stock Cars. He chased down early leader Shane Shook and made the winning pass with nine laps completed. Shook crossed in second, ahead of Leigh Wheeler, Gary Miller, Jr., and Pat Fielding.

Rod Laskey made his season's debut, earning sixth. Ryan Moyer, Mark Hopkins, Neil Tristanti, and Jacob Billyk completed the top ten.

Fielding and Tim Burns were the top qualifiers. Danny Exley was injured while leading his heat race. He was transported to a local hospital. There was no word on his condition by the end of the evening's racing activities.

In the Mini Stock division offered by Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles, Steve Longwell, Jr., a former track champion, returned to victory lane for the first time since opening night. He held off a furious charge from last week's winner, Caleb Hickok, in the one lap dash for the cash. Tyler Fulton was challenging before the last caution, but he got shuffled back to third. Mike McConnell, the current points leader was fourth, and Russ Grossman placed fifth.

Steve Longwell, Sr. was sixth, with Shane Shook, Billy Ferry, Wally Stearns, Jr., and Patricia Riffe rounding out the top ten.

Tim Callahan and Pete Blazak prevailed in the heats. Blazak was unhurt when his car burst into flames in the third turn while the feature field was under the caution.

Rod Jones raced past the two lead cars coming off the second turn with nine laps completed. That was no small feat, for the leaders at the time were Mark Marcucci and Jeff Teeters. Both of them encountered misfortunes soon afterwards. Marcucci stopped in turn two after his car sustained damage in a shunt with Teeters. Teeters blew up between the third and fourth turns a couple of rounds later.

While Jones led the rest of the way, be had to fend off a stiff challenge from Chris Logan on the last lap. George Englert was third, with Jacob Bova and Cory Webb placing fourth and fifth. Aaron Meister, Tim Prelog, Mike Flockerzi, Bill Stivason, and Shane Webb were in positions six through ten at the checkers.

The heat winners were Marcucci, and Logan. Chris Frank was uninjured when his Modified Lite rolled over in the second turn on the opening lap of the feature event.

Next week, Mercer Raceway Park will present Smackdown! The annual grudge match between the track's Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds and the Big Blocks of the BRP Modified Tour will highlight the two-day program. Joining the fun on Saturday in full points competition will be the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors, Precise Racing Products Stock Cars, and Rock Concrete Modified Lites. Sunday's program will consist of the same classes, but there will be no points on the line. Plus, the Stock Cars will operate under the banner of the Penn-Ohio Pro Stock Championship Series. There will be no track registration fees charged either night, so expect to see some new cars in each division.

Luxaire Heating & Cooling/McCrudden Heating & Supply 410 Sprint Cars: Eric Williams, Adam Kekich, Jack Sodeman, Jr., Andy McKisson, Dan Kuriger, Dennis Wagner, Gale Ruth, Jr., Scott Priester, Michael Bauer, Rod George, A.J. Flick, Bill Jones, Jr., Mike Lutz, Shawn Minor, Gale Ruth, Sr., John McCracken, Jr.

Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds: Kyle FInk, Jimmy Holden, J.R. McGinley, Eric Gabany, Tommy Kristyak, Frank Guidace, Shawn Fleeger, Brian Schaffer, Kyle Martell, Matt Reeher, Shayne Izzo, Makayla Guidace, Marty Kristyak, Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Lonny Riggs, Kevin Green, Chris Haines.

Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors: Andy Feil, Jimmy Morris, Sye Lynch, Adam Kekich, Cody Bova, Evan Kornbau, Eric L. Williams, George Hobaugh, Jr., Chris Matthews, Devin Litwiler, Chad Matthews, Alex Paden, Kotie Kirkbride, Joe McEwen, C.J. Jones, Ken Rossey, Harold Braden, Jr., Mike Marano, II, Cody Braden, Mike Miller.

Precise Racing Products Stock Cars: Rusty Moore, Shane Shook, Leigh Wheeler, Gary Miller, Jr., Pat Fielding, Rod Laskey, Ryan Moyer, Mark Hopkins, Neil Tristanti, Jacob Billyk, Tim Burns, Mark Tonkinson, Brian Stivason (DNS), Danny Exley (DNS), Garrett Calvert (DQ).

Eperthener's Auto Wrecking/Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks: Steve Longwell, Jr., Caleb Hickok, Tyler Fulton, Mike McConnell, Russ Grossman, Steve Longwell, Sr., Shane Shook, Billy Ferry, Wally Stearns, Jr., Patricia Riffe, Rick Wilbert, Rudy Troples, Josh Shannon, Jordan Ehrenberg, Ed Haylett, Pete Blazak, Chad Fry, Tim Callahan.

Rock Concrete Modified Lites: Rod Jones, Chris Logan, George Englert, Jacob Bova, Cory Webb, Aaron Meister, Tim Prelog, Mike Flockerzi, Bill Stivason, Shane Webb, Jeff Teeters, Jason Johnson, Levi Spinnwebber, Chris Frank, Josh Deems, Shane Pfeuffer (DNS), Mark Marcucci (DQ).

 

 

University of Okoboji Night Caps off July 4th Weekend At Jackson Speedway

By Dan Voigt, Media Relations Jackson Speedway

JACKSON, MN – The 37th Annual University of Okoboji Night provided a great evening’s entertainment on the 4th of July holiday weekend at the historic Jackson Speedway Saturday, July 5. The oldest continuous promotion at the speedway, University of Okoboji Night traces its history to the promotional efforts of longtime race fans, Dudley Short and Everett “Dobbie” Dobson of Spirit Lake, IA, who rounded up special sponsorships and collaborated with the University of Okoboji to create an additional “Extra Curricular” activity for the Summer Session of the U of O. With a total of 97 cars turned out for the evening’s races, co-sponsored by Loosbrock Digging Service. The night’s feature wins went to Nick Birchard of Spencer, IA, in the Minnesota West Technical College Power Sports Technology Minniakota Micro Sprints. In the Yellowbook Sport Compact feature, Megan Lappegard of Estherville, IA earned the checkered flag. For the Loosbrock Digging Service IMCA Hobby Stocks, Malik Sampson of Worthingoton, MN captured the checkered flag. The Bohl’s Small Engine and Marine IMCA Sport Modified feature win went to Nick Dieter of Brewster, MN and in the Hometown Motors IMCA Stock Car class, Luke Sathoff of Jackson, MN, took the lead on the white-flag lap to win his first feature of the season. For the JSTS/Last Deck 360 Winged Sprint feature, Russ Hall of Pleasant Hill, IA earned the. checkered flag. Heat race winners in the Minnesota West Technical College Power Sports Technology Minniakota Micro Sprints were Derek Steen of Lakefield, MN and Nick Birchard of Spencer, IA. The Yellowbook Sport Compact class went to Luke Jackson of Sioux City, IA. In the Loosbrock Digging Service IMCA Hobby heat races, the checkers went to Justin Nehring of Storm Lake, IA; Bryant Johnson of Graettinger, IA and Malik Sampson, of Worthington, MN. Heat races in the Bohl’s Small Engine and Marine Sport Modifieds went to Jason Andrews of Estherville, IA, Kyle Steuber of Farimont, MN and Nick Dieter of Brewster, MN. For the Hometown Motors IMCA Stock Car heat races, the checkers were claimed by James Richert of Comfrey, MN and Luke Sathoff of Jackson, MN. Winning the JSTS/Last Deck 360 Winged Sprint heats were Kaley Gharst of Decatur, IL and Matt Juhl of Estherville, IA. Racing action continues this Saturday, July 12 for AGCO Employee and Jackson Sports Night, and will include fireworks at the conclusion of the night’s racing program. The annual Jackson Speedway Touring Series Speedweek will begin on Wednesday, July 16 when the JSTS winged sprints travel to Sioux Speedway in Sioux Center and then head to Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids on Thursday, July 17. On Friday, July 18the JSTS cars move to Fairmont Raceway in Fairmont, MN and the series will conclude on Saturday night, July 19, with the finale` of the JSTS Speed Week Series at the Jackson Speedway, with the racing being sponsored by Houseman Oil Company and FCA Coop. Microsprint hot laps are at 6 p.m. with heat racing to follow and hot laps on the half-mile at 6:30 p.m. with heat racing action to follow.

Minnesota West Technical College Power Sports Technology Minniakota MicroSprints –Feature – 20 Laps - 10 cars 10N – Nick Birchard, Spencer, IA; 22S – Derek Steen, Lakefield, MN; 153 – Chad Nachtigal, Little Rock, IA; 5Z – Brady Hall, Lakefield, MN; 7 – John Sullivan, Arnolds Park, IA; 39 – Zach Drahota, Jackson, MN; 6 – Nick Sullivan, Okoboji, IA; 7L – Michael Lange, Windom, MN; 12 – Colin Smith, Emmetsburg, IA (DNF); 21 – Ryan Schurr, Chandler, MN(DNF) MicroSprints Heat 1 – 10 Laps 22S – Steen; 12 – Smith; 39 – Drahota; 21 – Schuur; 6 – N. Sullivan MicroSprints Heat 2 – 10 Laps 10N – Birchard; 7 – J. Sullivan; 153 – Nachtigal; 5Z – Hall; 7L - Lange

Yellow Book IMCA Sport Compacts – Feature 8 Laps – 7 cars 33 – Megan Lappegard, Estherville, IA; 6 – Luke Jackson, Sioux City, IA; 3E – Ed Connell, Blue Earth, MN; 22X - Joe Bunkofske, Armstrong, IA; 57 – Scott Espey, Alpha, MN; 3DD – DeeDee Bolte, Jackson, MN; 29X – Jason Bolte, Odin, MN Sport Compacts Heat 1 4 Laps 6 – Jackson; 33 – Lappegard; 3DD – Bolte; 22X – Bunkofske; 3E – Connell; 29X – J. Bolte; 57 – Espey(DNS)

Loosbrock Digging Service IMCA Hobby Stocks – Feature – 12 – Laps – 18 cars 27 – Malik Sampson, Worthington, MN; 45 – Drew Barglof, Sioux Rapids, IA; 20N – Justin Nehring, Storm Lake, IA; 28 – John Ross, Worthington, MN; 48J – Bryant Johnson, Graettinger, IA; 17X – Justin Luinenburg, Reading, MN; 75C – Cory Probst, Worthington, MN; 96R – Jamie Songer, Ankeny, IA; 84 – Josh Peters, Dickens, IA; 56C – DJ Clinton, Estherville, IA; 14 – Ernie Dailey, Worthington, MN; 52S – Kyle Schley, Alpha, MN; 2BX – Jeff Senne, Fairmont, MN; 56D – David Clinton, Estherville, IA; 15H – Nate Harris, Graettinger, IA; 42 – Riley Songer, Ankeny, IA;17 – Trevor Holm, Chandler, MN; 76 – Ben Peterson, Northrup, MN Hobby Stocks – Heat 1 – 6 laps 20N – Nehring; 28 – Ross; 96R – J. Songer; 17X – Luinenburg; 56D – D. Clinton; 76 - Peterson Hobby Stocks – Heat 2 – 6 Laps 48J – Johnson, 84 – Peters, 17 – Holm; 75C – Probstl 14 – Dailey; 42 – R. Songer Hobby Stocks – Heat 2 – 6 Laps 27 – Sampson; 45 – Bargloff; 52S – Schley; 56C – DJ Clinton; 15H – Harris; 2BX – Senne(DNF)

Bohl’s Small Engine & Marine IMCA Sport Mods – Feature – 12 Laps, 18 Cars 60 – Nick Deiter, Brewster, MN; 75 – Eric Kinnetz, Milford, IA; 3W – Randy Winter, Winnebago, MN; 18 – Kyle Steuber, Fairmont, MN; 03Z – Jason Andrews, Estherville, IA; R6 – Danny Myrvold, Heron Lake, MN; 8K – Derrick Barglof, Sioux Rapids, IA; 8L – Lyle Sathoff, Armstrong, IA; 7C – Ben Chukuske, Sherburn, MN; 35 – Bruce Egeland, Marshall, MN; 25 – Dan Paplow, Dundee, MN; 15V – Tony Voss, Worthington, MN; 69 – Tony Rialson, Cottonwood, MN; 17L – Chance Larson, Ceylon, MN; 7N – Nathan Chukuske, Sherburn, MN; 22J – James Jenkins, Harris, IA; 8D – Dalton Sathoff, Armstrong, IA(DNF); 10 – Nick Ober, Round Lake, MN(DNF) Sport Mod Heat 1 - 8 laps 03Z – Andrews; 75 – Kinnetz; 35 Egeland; 8L – L.Sathoff; 69 – Rialson; 22J - Jenkins Sport Mod Heat 2 - 8 laps 18 – Steuber; 8K – D. Barglof; 7C – B. Chukuske; 17L – Larson; 10 – Ober; 15V - Voss Sport Mod Heat 3 - 8 laps 60 – Dieter; 7N – N. Chukuske; R6 – Myrvold; 3W – Winter; 8D – D. Sathoff; 25 – Paplow

Hometown Motors IMCA Stock Cars – Feature – 20 laps – 11 cars 5 – Luke Sathoff, Jackson, MN; 31 – Trent Schroeder, Worthington, MN; 11 – Jake Masters, Graettinger, IA; 10 – Levi Feltman, Jackson, MN; 83 – Jim Richert, Comfrey, MN; 63 – Donnie Planting, Estherville, IA; 27 – Randy Brands, Boyden, IA; 7 – Kevin DeBaere, Tracy, MN; 04 – Roger Verdoorn, Sibley, IA; 69M – Gary Mattison, Lamberton, MN; 38 – Derek Voehl, Lakefield, MN(DNF) Stock Cars – Heat 1 – 8 laps 83 – Richert; 38 – Voehl; 10 – Feltman; 27 – Brands; 04 – Verdoorn; 11 – Masters(DNF) Stock Cars – Heat 2 - 8 laps 5 – Sathoff; 63 – Lanning; 31 – Schroeder; 69M – Mattison; 7 – DeBaere

JSTS/Last Deck 360 Sprints – Feature – 25 laps – 15 cars 29H – Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA; 09 – Matt Juhl, Estherville, IA; 32– Gregg Bakker, Sioux Falls, SD; 35 – Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN; 2D – Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, SD; 82 – Roger Crockett, Medford, OR; 21 – Devin Friedrichsen, Arthur, IA; 71 – Jeremy VanderPlaats, Sibley, IA; 10X – Justin Jacobsma, Hull, IA(DNF);; 93 – Derrik Lusk, Jackson, MN(DNF); 7 – Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL(DNF); 18 – Nate Laugen, Lake Mills, IA(DNF); 4J – Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND(DNS); 20F – Casey Fredrickson, Arthur, IA(DNS); 4W – Matt Wasmund, Jackson, MN(DNS) 360 Sprints – Heat 1 – 8 laps 7 – Gharst; 29H – Hall; 93 – Lusk; 21 – Friedrichsen; 4J – Grosz(DNF); 18 – Laugen(DNF); 20F – Fredrickson(DNF); 4W – Wasmund(DNF) 360 Sprints – Heat 2 – 8 laps 09 – Juhl; 32 – Bakker; 35 – Prochaska; 2D – Ballenger; 10X – Jacobsma; 71 –VanderPlaats; 82 – Crockett(DNS)

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: COLLINS, HERRON, WINGER, BAZUIN, & CHECHALK TAKE WINS ON O'NEIL'S FARM EQUIPMENT NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (July 4, 2014) - 126 drivers signed in to race on O'Neil's Farm Equipment "SOS vs. Corr/Pak" night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday night. Steve Collins, Brad Herron, Lee Winger, Mark Bazuin, and Max Chechalk visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS VERSUS CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS Adam West and Mitch Brown started the 25 lap "SOS vs. Corr/Pak" challenge race on the front row, but Steve Collins got by both of them by the time the first lap was complete. Glenn Styres led the championship standings for both groups when the race began, and moved to the high side of the track looking to get to the front from the fourth row, but he went a bit too high and spun on lap 3.

Collins remained in the lead when the race restarted, while Styres worked to recover from his early miscue, and row 5 starter Shane Ross was on the move. Ross had moved to 5th by lap 5, and got around West for the 4th spot by lap 8. Collins opened a large lead over Brown as he worked through traffic, and went on to take his first career feature win in any type of racing division, with Brown settling for the runner-up spot. Ross and Chris Steele fought over the 3rd spot for several laps, with Ross finally getting by on lap 23, but he spun in turn 4 on the final lap, allowing Steele to finish 3rd. Kyle Patrick finished 4th, while Styres took a hard-fought 5th place finish.

Heat races for the 30 car field were claimed by Glenn Styres, Adam West, & Chris Steele, while Chris Jones won the B-Main.

STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS Kyle Durnin and Brad Herron started the Crate Sprint Car feature on the front row, and Durnin led the first 3 laps before Herron made what turned out to be the winning move. Durnin eventually fell out of the race with broken rear suspension, while Ryan Hunsinger and Aaron Turkey charged through the field to finish on the podium behind Herron. The win was Herron's first in the Crate Sprint Car division. Josh Shantz and Robbie General rounded out the top 5.

Heat races for the 11 car field were claimed by Brad Herron and Jake Brown.

AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS Logan Shwedyk and Derek Liverance were the drivers scheduled to start the Thunder Stock feature on the front row. Ryan Beagle led the first two laps of the race before Dave Bitner, Jr. got by, but he only led one lap before Dave Bailey took the lead. Bailey was looking for his second win in two weeks, after he was credited with a win when Lee Winger's car did not pass technical inspection the week before.

Bailey's lead was short-lived though, as he spun in turn 4 and made contact with the inside wall. Lee Winger had moved through the field quickly from the 10th row, and took over the lead when the race restarted. He led the final 15 laps to take the feature win, while Karl Sault's bid for a win ended when his right front tire went flat on the last lap. Bryce Richardson crossed the finish line in the runner-up spot, but did not pass post-race technical inspection. Pete Reid was credited with the second place finish as a result, followed by Wyatt Van Wart, Dave Silverthorn, Jr., and Billy Bleich, Jr.

Heat races for the 38 car field were claimed by Ryan Beagle, Dave Bitner, Jr., Lee Winger, and Wyatt Van Wart, while Jonny Lowenberg won the B-Main.

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS Kathi Dickie and Chad Smelser started the Mini Stock feature on the front row, and Dickie led before Mark Bazuin and Tyler Lafantaisie got by, and raced wheel-to-wheel for the win. Bazuin won the duel, and his first Mini Stock feature, while Lafantaisie settled for the runner-up spot. Dickie, Robin Elliott, and Matt Nuell rounded out the top 5.

Heat races for the 30 car field were claimed by Kathi Dickie, Matt Nuell, and Brandon Janssens, while Brian Watson won the B-Main.

GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS Dakota Potts and Tim Nuell started on the front row for the Bomber feature, but Max Chechalk charged through the field from 16th on the grid to take his third win of the season, followed by Gerald Burnham, Dusty DeBoer, Clinton Nicholls, and Patrick Abrahamsson.

Heat races for the 17 car field were claimed by Paul Longboat and Dusty DeBoer.

NEXT WEEK AT OHSWEKEN Affordable Towing & Recovery presents weekly racing at Ohsweken next Friday, July 11, featuring the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers, plus Vintage Modifieds. Spectator gates open at 6:00pm, with racing starting at 7:30pm!

TICKETS PLEASE! Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals on Monday, July 28, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown on Tuesday, July 29, and the 10th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 12, and Saturday, September 13. Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com

THURSDAY NIGHT MICRO SPRINT RACING AT OHSWEKEN Thursday Night Micro Sprint Racing takes place on the Warm Up Track in the Ohsweken Speedway pit area each week from July 3rd to September 13th, and spectator admission is just $5! Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT FRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA O'NEIL'S FARM EQUIPMENT NIGHT TOTAL ENTRIES - 126

----------------------------------------------------------- SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS VERSUS CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS (30 entries)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) 1. 0 Glenn Styres, 2. 67 Chris Durand, 3. 33k Kyle Patrick, 4. 5d Dave Dykstra, 5. 10c Bob Crawford, 6. 66 Frank Baranowski, 7. 71s Shawn Sliter, 8. 57 Charlie Sandercock, 9. 9nz Havard Daniels, 10. 81 Derek Jonathan. No Time

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) 1. 30 Adam West, 2. 67c Steve Collins, 3. 25 Warren Mahoney, 4. 11 Jamie Turner, 5. 49 Todd Hoddick, 6. 15 Mike Ferrell, 7. 5c Conor Mahoney, 8. 7m Justin Martin, 9. 2 Brad Lodge, DNF. 43 Scott Sherk. No Time

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) 1. 80 Chris Steele, 2. 10 Mitch Brown, 3. 21j John Burbridge, Jr., 4. 3r Shane Ross, 5. 5 Keith Dempster, 6. 14h Jim Huppunen, 7. 19 Cory Turner, 8. 11j Chris Jones, 9. 10j Jeremy Hughes, 10. 77 Scott Kreutter. Time - 2:02.533

Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance "Top Gun" Award (heat race passing points high score): 10 Mitch Brown (Top 10 in Heat Race passing points redrew for A-Feature starting positions)

B-MAIN (10 laps – Top 4 transferred to A-Feature) 1. 11j Chris Jones, 2. 71s Shawn Sliter, 3. 57 Charlie Sandercock, 4. 5c Conor Mahoney, 5. 7m Justin Martin, 6. 10j Jeremy Hughes, 7. 77 Scott Kreutter, 8. 19 Cory Turner, 9. 81 Derek Jonathan, 10. 2 Brad Lodge, 11. 9nz Havard Daniels, DNS. 43 Scott Sherk. Time - 2:37.441

PROVISIONAL A-FEATURE STARTERS: 2 Brad Lodge (SOS), 7m Justin Martin (Corr/Pak)

A-FEATURE (25 laps) Position. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 67c Steve Collins (3) 2. 10 Mitch Brown (2) 3. 80 Chris Steele (4) 4. 33k Kyle Patrick (9) 5. 0 Glenn Styres (8) 6. 5d Dave Dykstra (5) 7. 14h Jim Huppunen (16) 8. 57 Charlie Sandercock (21) 9. 3r Shane Ross (11) 10. 30 Adam West (1) 11. 67 Chris Durand (6) 12. 49 Todd Hoddick (10) 13. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (13) 14. 11 Jamie Turner (7) 15. 25 Warren Mahoney (12) 16. 7m Justin Martin (24) 17. 5c Conor Mahoney (22) 18. 71s Shawn Sliter (20) 19. 11j Chris Jones (19) 20. 2 Brad Lodge (23) 21. 15 Mike Ferrell (18) DNF. 10c Bob Crawford (15) DNF. 66 Frank Baranowski (17) DNF. 5 Keith Dempster (14) No Time

Lap Leaders - Collins (1-25)

----------------------------------------------------------- STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (11 entries)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps) 1. 12 Brad Herron, 2. 43k Kyle Durnin, 3. 18 Josh Shantz, 4. 00 Mark Czuba, 5. 6L Paul Lang, DNF. 0 Robbie General. No Time

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps) 1. 1-10 Jake Brown, 2. 77x Ryan Hunsinger, 3. 38 Tyler Hendricks, 4. 68 Aaron Turkey, 5. 55 Mike Thorne. Time - 1:36.686

A-FEATURE (15 laps) Position. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 12 Brad Herron (2) 2. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (10) 3. 68 Aaron Turkey (11) 4. 18 Josh Shantz (6) 5. 0 Robbie General (3) 6. 55 Mike Thorne (9) 7. 6L Paul Lang (4) 8. 1-10 Jake Brown (8) 9. 00 Mark Czuba (5) 10. 38 Tyler Hendricks (7) DNF. 43k Kyle Durnin (1) No Time

Lap Leaders - Durnin (1-3), Herron (4-15)

 

 

Valenti takes Baumann Auto Group Big Bucks Bonus...tail to win for $5,000 in a dirt truck; Veal earns 410 win; Dussel takes 305 victory

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Contact: Brian Liskai – liskai2x@roadrunner.com

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – The dirt truck feature winner at Fremont Speedway normally earns $400. Shawn Valenti earned that and $5,000 more Saturday at “The Track That Action Built.”

The Risingsun, Ohio driver took the Baumann Auto Group Big Bucks Bonus Bump and elected to go from the pole starting position to last and then proceeded to drive through the field for the $5,000 bonus. It was Valenti’s 9th win of the season at Fremont and the 18th of his career.

And not to be outdone, Brisbane, Australia’s James McFadden, who has a win, a pair of runner-up finishes and a fourth in his only appearance in 2014 at Fremont Speedway in a 410 sprint car, also took the Baumann Auto Group challenge. McFadden had the crowd on their feet as he drove up to third with seven laps to go but couldn’t close the deal and would come home third.

“I have to thank the track and the Baumann Auto Group for putting this together. It’s unheard of for an entry level class to be racing for this kind of money,” said Valenti beside his Jeff Babcock owned #7B.

“I kept wanting the chance to do the challenge and when we were on that qualifying deal…it was tough to get a front row. I just wanted to stay out of trouble at the start and get as many trucks as I could on the first couple of laps and the first lap into it up was up to eighth. I knew I was rolling pretty good,” added Valenti. “I kept seeing the nose of Kent (Brewer) and I was trying to get a rhythm up on top and I was like ‘man Kent you know what I’m going for here.’ He raced me nice and clean…hats off to him, he’s getting that thing rolling.”

“I have to thank Jeff Babcock, Best Performance, Craig Miller Trucking, KS Sales and Service, Conrad Transportation, Dave Story Equipment Repair and Day Dreams and memories Crafts and Antiques, concluded Valenti.

The Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 feature was exciting the last hand full of laps as Warrnambool, Australia’s Jamie Veal, Wooster, Ohio’s Dean Jacobs and McFadden battled for the lead. Veal, who lead laps 1-22, watched Jacobs slide by for the lead for four laps before Veal regained his momentum and drove by for his first career Fremont Win.

For Jacobs and his Jerry McClure owned team, he was happy to just be racing. The previous night the engine let go in his #9 and the team wasn’t sure they would be racing. However, they got in touch with engine builder Scott Gressman and he arranged for them to go to Pennsylvania to pick up one of his shop motors to compete.

“That was a hell of a race. He (Jacobs) races clean and it was fun. Great to get a win here,” said Veal beside his SWI Engineering/Lucas Oil/Indy Race Parts/Moro Tech/Heytesbury Stock Feeds/All Star Performance backed #35AU. “I really enjoy this joint and I hope we come back again.”

When asked about McFadden’s charge, Veal joked, “He’s alright…I’ve beaten him before.”

For McFadden, despite not taking home the $5,000 Baumann Auto Group Big Bucks Bonus, he did earn $2,000 for third as his prize money was doubled for accepting the challenge.

“I could see the crowd standing up in the feature. It was pretty cool. It was good to put on a show and it was good we had the car speed from that far back. I think we were a bit free there at the end but we had to be free for the start of the race and it kind of hurt us there. Congratulations Jamie. It’s awesome to see and Australian winning and a good job to Dean as well. It was a pretty cool race and good fun trying. A heap of thanks to the Baumann Auto Group for putting this deal on. It’s cool for the track and for the fans,” said McFadden beside his Gaerte Engines/XYZ Machining backed #3G.

Unfortunately, it was the final week for the Baumann Auto Group Big Bucks Bump Challenge and Fremont Speedway Promoter Rich Farmer expressed his appreciation to the local business for all their support.

In the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature, Bradner, Ohio’s Nate Dussel would inherit the lead when Dustin Dinan hit the front stretch wall, flattening his right rear tire. Dussel would then pick his way through traffic to take his first Fremont win of the season. It is his 14th career victory at the track.

“It’s been so long since I’ve been here (Engine Pro Victory Lane) and I’m going to learn to cherish this more. This group of cars out here is really tough to beat and I’m finding that out. To come out here and win means a lot to us and our confidence,” said Dussel beside his Berrier Fabrication/Gressman Powersports/Kistler Racing Products/Conrad Transportation/Real Geese Decoys/Dussel Welding backed machine.

“I think we (Dinan) were going to have a good race. He was getting it pretty good on the top and I couldn’t do that. It was just a little bit too rutty for me. Once I started getting the bottom dialed in I think we were about equal speed and it would have been a hell of a race for the fans,” added Dussel. “We’ve struggled this year…we haven’t won since April and it’s hurting my confidence. It’s hard to ask these guys (the crew) to come when I’m not getting the job done. This means a lot,” concluded Dussel.

It was a Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) Championship Series event for the 410 sprints as well and with Chris Andrews would record a top 10 finish to maintain the point lead for the $10,000 season-ending payday.

In the 30-lap 410 sprint feature, Dain Naida and Cap Henry would pace the field to the green but a bad start necessitated another shot. Before the green could fly Henry would duck into the pits with mechanical woes moving Veal to the outside front row. The third attempt at the start saw Todd Heller get into a dust-up and retire to the pits.

On the fourth attempt at a start Veal would gain the advantage over Naida, Andrews, Travis Philo, Dean Jacobs, D.J. Foos and Brian Smith. But after only one lap was scored Caleb Armstrong would spin in turn two and on the opposite end of the track Foos would encounter problems, ending his night.

When the green flew again Veal bolted away as Naida and Andrews battled for second. Andrews would take the runner-up spot on lap three, bringing Jacobs into third as Naida tried to battle back. While Veal pulled away from Andrews, Jacobs, Naida, Smith and Philo, all eyes were on McFadden who drove from 20th to 7th in just eight laps. McFadden would move into sixth with 10 laps recorded and into the top five by lap 12.

On lap 16 Philo would execute a pair of 360 spins, bringing out the caution with the running order Veal, Andrews, Jacobs, Naida, McFadden, Smith and Stuart Brubaker. On the ensuing restart Stuart Williams would spin on the back stretch. When the green flew again Veal could not shake Andrews and Jacobs as McFadden drove into fourth.

Armstrong would bring out another caution on lap 18 and on the restart Jacobs drove under Andrews for second and closed on Veal. Jacobs was much better on the bottom of turns one and two while Veal blasted around the high line but Veal was much better on the high side of turns three and four with Jacobs staying on the bottom.

Jacobs would rive off the bottom of turn two on lap 23 to take the lead. McFadden pressured Andrews for third and Andrews would spin on lap 23. The restart order was Jacobs, Veal, McFadden, Smith, Reed and Naida. When the green flew Veal drove to Jacobs’ outside to challenge with McFadden trying to stay close.

Philo would spin in turn one on lap 26, setting up a dramatic four lap dash. On the restart Veal drove to Jacobs’ outside and got a tremendous run off the high side of turn four to regain the lead. Veal kept up his momentum and drove to the win over Jacobs, McFadden, 18th starter Reed, and Smith.

T.J. Michael and Jason Keckler brought the field to green for the 25-lap 305 sprint feature but it was third place starter Dussel who emerged as the leader over Michael, Dustin Dinan, Keckler, Bobby Clark, John Ivy, Jordan Ryan and Trey Jacobs. Dinan would blast into second on lap two and closed on Dussel with Michael also staying close. It was a three car battle for the lead when the caution flew on lap four for Kyle Farmer.

On the restart Dinan would drove to the high side of Dussel to take the lead with Michael, Ryan, Clark, Keckler, Ivy and Alvin Roepke in tow. Just as Dinan began pulling away from Dussel, he would bobble off turn four and smack the front stretch wall with the rear of his machine on lap 9. He would stop a lap later with a flat tire and would get it changed in the pits and rejoin at the tail.

Dussel was now back in command over Michael, Clark, Ryan, Keckler, Roepke, Ivy, Jacobs and Paul Weaver. Clark would grab second on lap 12 and was trying to reel in Dussel when the caution flew on lap 16 for Kyle Capodice just as the leaders were getting into lapped traffic.

On the restart Dussel led Clark as Ryan slid into third with Michael, Roepke, Keckler, Jacobs, Steve Rando and Ivy in tow. With five laps to go Ryan was starting to make up ground on the top two. As Dussel stayed glued to the bottom, Clark now had his hands full with Ryan who would take second on lap 23.

Dussel was able to pick his way through traffic to take the checkers over Ryan, Clark, Michael and Roepke.

Cory McCaughey and Art Ball brought the field to green for the AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Truck 20 lap feature. Keith Sorg would spin before a lap could be completed and Ball would go pit side with a flat tire and rejoin the rear of the field. On the next attempt Dana Fry led Cory Ward, Kent Brewer, Jimmy McGrath Jr., Eric Devanna and Brad Keckler. McCaughey would stop with a flat after the initial lap was completed.

When the green flew again it was a tremendous battle up front between Fry, Ward, Brewer and McGrath with Valenti coming from the tail up to eighth by lap three. Matt Foos would stop with a flat tire on lap four and when the green flew Fry led Ward, Brewer, McGrath, Keckler and Valenti.

By lap 7 Valenti had drive into third with Brewer taking the lead with Ward moving into second as they raced nearly three wide in the turns. Valenti took second on lap eight as the caution flew a circuit later for Ward who had a flat tire. On the ensuing restart Valenti blasted to the outside of Brewer for the lead.

Valenti and Brewer then raced side by side nearly the rest of the feature. Meanwhile McGrath, Fry, Keckler and Ball would put on a whale of a show for third. With six laps to go Valenti had pulled away from Brewer and he cruised to the win. Brewer, McGrath, Ball and Keckler would round out the top five.

There is no racing at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, July 12 but racing resumes on Saturday, July 36 on Fort Ball Pizza Palace Night with the 410 and 305 sprints and dirt trucks. It is “throw back night” and fans are encouraged to wear some of their older racing apparel.

Fremont Speedway - 7/5/2014

Miller Rigging Night

Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints (25 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Fricker’s Restaurant/Callie’s Performance

1. 3G-James McFadden, 13.329; 2. 45L-Brian Lay, 13.461; 3. 35AU-Jamie Veal, 13.464; 4. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.464; 5. 16-Chris Andrews, 13.600; 6. 53-Cap Henry, 13.631; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.649; 8. O7X-Dain Naida, 13.767; 9. 14H-Todd Heller, 13.785; 10. 312-Mike Linder, 13.890; 11. 9-Dean Jacobs, 13.972; 12. 2+-Brian Smith, 13.997; 13. 60-Jody Keegan, 14.034; 14. 11F-DJ Foos, 14.035; 15. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 14.069; 16. 10X-Dustin Stroup, 14.106; 17. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 14.148; 18. 5R-Byron Reed, 14.269; 19. 17-Scott Euler, 14.304; 20. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 14.342; 21. 39M-Matt Merrill, 14.406; 22. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 14.407; 23. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 14.695; 24. 96AU-Bruce White, 14.771; 25. 59J-Kirk Jeffries, 15.958

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

1. 10X-Dustin Stroup[1] ; 2. 3G-James McFadden[6] ; 3. 312-Mike Linder[3] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[5] ; 5. 17-Scott Euler[7] ; 6. 60-Jody Keegan[2] ; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[8] ; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4]

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

1. 11F-DJ Foos[2] ; 2. 46AU-Stuart Williams[1] ; 3. 9-Dean Jacobs[3] ; 4. O7X-Dain Naida[4] ; 5. 16-Chris Andrews[5] ; 6. 45L-Brian Lay[6] ; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7] ; 8. 55F-Taylor Ferns[8]

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

1. 5R-Byron Reed[1] ; 2. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[2] ; 3. 53-Cap Henry[5] ; 4. 2+-Brian Smith[3] ; 5. 35AU-Jamie Veal[6] ; 6. 14H-Todd Heller[4] ; 7. 39M-Matt Merrill[7] ; 8. 96AU-Bruce White[8]

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

1. 3G-James McFadden[6] ; 2. 53-Cap Henry[2] ; 3. O7X-Dain Naida[1] ; 4. 35AU-Jamie Veal[5] ; 5. 16-Chris Andrews[3] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[4]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (12 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 45L-Brian Lay[1] ; 2. 14H-Todd Heller[3] ; 3. 60-Jody Keegan[4] ; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[5] ; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[7] ; 7. 55F-Taylor Ferns[8] ; 8. 96AU-Bruce White[9] ; 9. 39M-Matt Merrill[6] ; 10. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[10]

A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. 35AU-Jamie Veal[4]; 2. 9-Dean Jacobs[8]; 3. 3G-James McFadden[20]; 4. 5R-Byron Reed[18]; 5. 2+-Brian Smith[7]; 6. O7X-Dain Naida[1]; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker[12]; 8. 16-Chris Andrews[3]; 9. 46AU-Stuart Williams[13]; 10. 312-Mike Linder[5]; 11. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[11]; 12. 17-Scott Euler[15]; 13. 10X-Dustin Stroup[16]; 14. 5T-Travis Philo[6]; 15. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[19]; 16. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[17]; 17. 60-Jody Keegan[14]; 18. 11F-DJ Foos[10]; 19. 53-Cap Henry[2]; 20. 14H-Todd Heller[9]

Hard Charger: 3G-James McFadden[+17]

Fremont Federal Credit Untion 305 Sprints (23 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

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

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[2] ; 2. 6-Dustin Dinan[3] ; 3. 8-Bobby Clark[4] ; 4. 5R-Jordan Ryan[8] ; 5. 11G-Luke Griffith[1] ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice[7] ; 7. 18-Zack Kramer[5] ; 8. 29-Kyle Farmer[6]

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

1. 19R-Steve Rando[1] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 3. 7A-Alvin Roepke[5] ; 4. 8I-John Ivy[7] ; 5. 9-Jimmy Colvin[8] ; 6. 10-Josh Harrison[3] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[6] ; 8. 32-Ryan French[4]

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

1. 8M-T.J Michael[1] ; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[6] ; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs[2] ; 4. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[7] ; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron[3] ; 7. 10S-Roger Shammo[5]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 1-Nate Dussel[3]; 2. 5R-Jordan Ryan[9]; 3. 8-Bobby Clark[5]; 4. 8M-T.J Michael[1]; 5. 7A-Alvin Roepke[10]; 6. 19R-Steve Rando[12]; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs[8]; 8. 25-Jason Keckler[2]; 9. 8I-John Ivy[6]; 10. 36-Seth Schneider[15]; 11. 1W-Paul Weaver[7]; 12. 11G-Luke Griffith[13]; 13. 68G-Tyler Gunn[11]; 14. 10-Josh Harrison[17]; 15. 18-Zack Kramer[19]; 16. 6-Dustin Dinan[4]; 17. 22M-Dan McCarron[18]; 18. 7M-Brandon Moore[20]; 19. 12-Kyle Capodice[16]; 20. 32-Ryan French[23]; 21. 10S-Roger Shammo[21]; 22. 9-Jimmy Colvin[14]; 23. 29-Kyle Farmer[22]

Hard Charger: 5R-Jordan Ryan[+7]

AAA Auto Club Dirt Trucks (17 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

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

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[5] ; 3. 18W-Cory Ward[3] ; 4. D1-Dustin Keegan[2] ; 5. 36M-Cory McCaughey[9] ; 6. 3X-Brad Keckler[4] ; 7. 2-Matt Foos[6] ; 8. 33-Jeff Ward[7] ; 9. 3G-Steve Sabo[8]

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

1. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[3] ; 2. 7-Dana Frey[1] ; 3. O1-Art Ball[8] ; 4. 4S-Keith Sorg[2] ; 5. 37-Eric Devanna[4] ; 6. 22-Brandon Leighton[5] ; 7. O-Len Benyak[7]

A-Main - (20 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[16]; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[7]; 3. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[8]; 4. O1-Art Ball[2]; 5. 3X-Brad Keckler[9]; 6. 7-Dana Frey[6]; 7. 33-Jeff Ward[13]; 8. D1-Dustin Keegan[5]; 9. 3G-Steve Sabo[15]; 10. 36M-Cory McCaughey[1]; 11. 4S-Keith Sorg[4]; 12. 37-Eric Devanna[10]; 13. 18W-Cory Ward[3]; 14. O-Len Benyak[14]; 15. 22-Brandon Leighton[12]; 16. 2-Matt Foos[11]

Hard Charger: 7B-Shawn Valenti[+15]

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

 

 

Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Christmas in July - Grand Prix Night presented by Seminis - Fleet Pride - Canale Insurance

BOX SCORE

Novelis Supermodifieds

Novelis Supermodified Grand Prix (75-laps): 1. 00 - JOE GOSEK, 2. 47 - Bob Bond, 3. 68 - Michael Barnes, 4. 99 - Joey Payne, 5. 50 - Dave Gruel, 6. 24 - Jerry Curran, 7. 22 - Pat Lavery, 8. 66 - Lou LeVea Sr, 9. 44 - Bobby Haynes Jr, 10. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 11. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 12. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 13. 90 - Kody Graham, 14. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 15. 55 - Keith Shampine, 16. 01 - Dan Connors Jr., 17. 05 - Jeff Abold, 18. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 19. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 20. 37 - Randy Ritskes, 21. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 22. 3 - Brian Sweeney, 23. 18 - Howard Page, 24. 52 - David Danzer, 25. 0 - Tim Snyder

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #44 Bobby Haynes Jr.

Lighthouse Lanes Up & Comer: #44 Bobby Haynes Jr. ($100 from Grossman St. Amour CPAs in Memory of Darcey Kerfien)

Radical Racegear Lap Leader: #00 Joe Gosek

Heat #1 (12-laps): 1. 55 - Keith Shampine, 2. 47 - Bob Bond, 3. 99 - Joey Payne, 4. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 5. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 6. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr., 7. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 8. 52 - David Danzer, 9. 18 - Howard Page

Heat #2 (12-laps): 1. 68 - Michael Barnes, 2. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 3. 37 - Randy Ritskes, 4. 22 - Pat Lavery, 5. 05 - Jeff Abold, 6. 44 - Bobby Haynes Jr., 7. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 8. 3 - Brian Sweeney

Heat #3 (12-laps): 1. 90 - Kody Graham, 2. 00 - Joe Gosek, 3. 50 - Dave Gruel, 4. 24 - Jerry Curran, 5. 66 - Lou LeVea Sr., 6. 5 - tim Devendorf, 7. 0 - Tim Snyder, 8. 01 - Dan Connors Jr.

Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers

Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super Grand Prix (35-laps): 1. 22 - MIKE BRUCE, 2. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 3. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 4. 8 - Josh Kerr, 5. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 6. 54 - Camden Proud, 7. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 8. 98 - Jason Simmons, 9. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 10. 93 - JJ Andrews, 11. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 12. 9 - Jack Patrick, 13. 90 - Greg O'Connor, 14. 02 - Jesse Bearup, 15. 57 - Dan Abt, 16. 21 - Rob Pullen, 17. 73 - Alex Hoag, 18. 2 - Matt Magner, 19. 77 - Cameron Rowe, 20. 69 - Mark Castiglia, 21. 47 - Jon Tesoriero

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #54 Camden Proud

Nice Price Auto Sales Up & Comer: #8 Josh Kerr

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader: #22 Mike Bruce

White's Car Care 4th Place Award: #8 Josh Kerr

Heat #1 (10-laps): 1. 69 - Mark Castiglia, 2. 77 - Cameron Rowe, 3. 57 - Danny Abt, 4. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 5. 98 - Jason Simmons, 6. 47 - Jon Tesoriero, 7. 21 - Rob Pullen

Heat #2 (10-laps): 1. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 2. 73 - Alex Hoag, 3. 93 - JJ Andrews, 4. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 5. 9 - Jack Patrick, 6. 02 - Jesse Bearup, 7. 3 - Chris Proud

Heat #3 (10-laps): 1. 22 - Mike Bruce, 2. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 3. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 4. 8 - Josh Kerr, 5. 2 - Matt Magner, 6. 54 - Camden Proud, 7. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 8. 90 - Greg O'Connor

Next Event: Saturday, July 12th ISMA Supermodified - King of Wings VI presented by Shea Concrete and B104.7FM

 

 

Jamie Veal earns F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series Night #11 Victory at Fremont Speedway

By Tyler Altmeyer:

F.A.S.T. Promoter: Rich Farmer - (419) 307 - 4241 / www.fastondirt.com

Fremont, Ohio (July 5th, 2014) - Twenty-five (25) Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service ‘410’ sprints signed-in on Saturday evening, July 5th at Fremont Speedway for Night #11 of the 2014 F.A.S.T. campaign. James McFadden set the fastest time of the night during F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series qualifying; recording an official time of 13.329 seconds around the Fremont Speedway oval. Brian Lay, Jamie Veal, Travis Philo and Chris Andrews rounded out the top-five fastest qualifiers.

There were three (3) eight-lap F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series heat races at Fremont Speedway on Saturday night. Dustin Stroup, DJ Foos and Byron Reed all earned victories during their respective heat races. James McFadden would charge from 6th to win the evening’s F.A.S.T. 6-lap dash. The Australian would go on to accept the ‘Baumann Bonus Bucks Bump’ challenge and start the evening’s 30-lap main event from the tail. Brian Lay was the evening’s B-main winner; followed by Todd Heller, Jody Keegan, Stuart Brubaker and Duane Zablocki.

Jamie Veal would push through and earn the 30-lap/$2,500-to-win Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service main event win on Saturday at Fremont. It was Veal’s first-career Fremont Speedway victory, and first-career F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series victory. Dean Jacobs would hold on for second; followed by a hard-charging James McFadden who finished 3rd. Byron Reed and Brian Smith rounded out the top five on July 5th.

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Full Results: Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service – Night #11 – July 5th, 2014

Qualifying Results:

1. 3G - James McFadden - 13.329 2. 45L - Brian Lay - 13.461 3. 35AU - Jamie Veal - 13.464 4. 5T - Travis Philo - 13.464 5. 16 - Chris Andrews - 13.600 6. 53 - Cap Henry - 13.631 7. 35 - Stuart Brubaker - 13.649 8. 07X - Dain Naida - 13.767 9. 14H - Todd Heller - 13.785 10. 312 - Mike Linder - 13.890 11. 9 - Dean Jacobs - 13.972 12. 2+ - Brian Smith - 13.997 13. 60 - Jody Keegan - 14.034 14. 11F - DJ Foos - 14.035 15. 40DD - Caleb Griffith - 14.069 16. 10X - Dustin Stroup - 14.106 17. 46AU - Stuart Williams - 14.148 18. 5R - Byron Reed - 14.269 19. 17 - Scott Euler - 14.304 20. 9Z - Duane Zablocki - 14.342 21. 39M - Matt Merrill - 14.406 22. 7C - Caleb Armstrong - 14.407 23. 55F - Taylor Ferns - 14.695 24. 96AU - Bruce White - 14.771 25. 59J - Kirk Jeffries - 15.958

Heat Race #1 Results: (Top Five Transfer) 1. Dustin Stroup 2. James McFadden 3. Mike Linder 4. Travis Philo 5. Scott Euler 6. Jody Keegan 7. Caleb Armstrong (DNF) 8. Stuart Brubaker (DNF) 9. Kirk Jeffries (DNS)

Heat Race #2 Results: (Top Five Transfer) 1. DJ Foos 2. Stuart Williams 3. Dean Jacobs 4. Dain Naida 5. Chris Andrews 6. Brian Lay 7. Duane Zablocki 8. Taylor Ferns

Heat Race #3 Results: (Top Five Transfer) 1. Byron Reed 2. Caleb Griffith 3. Cap Henry 4. Brian Smith 5. Jamie Veal 6. Todd Heller 7. Matt Merrill 8. Bruce White

Dash Results: (Finish Lines Up A-Main)

1. James McFadden 2. Cap Henry 3. Dain Naida 4. Jamie Veal 5. Chris Andrews 6. Travis Philo

B-Main Results: (Top Five Transfer) 1. Brian Lay 2. Todd Heller 3. Jody Keegan 4. Stuart Brubaker 5. Duane Zablocki 6. Caleb Armstrong 7. Taylor Ferns 8. Bruce White 9. Matt Merrill (DNF) 10. Kirk Jeffries (DNF)

A-Main Results: 30-Laps 1. ($2,500) Jamie Veal 2. Dean Jacobs 3. James McFadden 4. Byron Reed 5. Brian Smith 6. Dain Naida 7. Stuart Brubaker 8. Chris Andrews 9. Stuart Williams 10. Mike Linder 11. Caleb Williams 12. Scott Euler 13. Dustin Stroup 14. Travis Philo 15. Caleb Armstrong 16. Duane Zablocki 17. Jody Keegan 18. DJ Foos 19. Cap Henry 20. Todd Heller - Hard Charger: James McFadden

*Brian Lay scratched from A-main / Caleb Armstrong was First Alternate*

History Note:

Chris Andrews earned his second Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service main event win of the 2014 season on Friday evening, July 4th at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. The 30-lap win took shape during Night #10 of the 2014 F.A.S.T. schedule; giving Andrews two (2) consecutive F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series victories (6/13 & 7/4) at the Attica bullring. Chris Andrews and Brian Lay each own two (2) F.A.S.T. wins in 2014; leading all other competitors. The Sandusky native leads the current F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series standings by fifty (50) markers over Brian Lay entering Night #11 competition at the Fremont Speedway on Saturday, July 5th. Brian Lay and Caleb Helms rounded out the podium finishers at Attica on Friday, July 4th.

Looking Ahead:

The 2014 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service will take a weekend off before returning to action on Friday and Saturday, July 18th & 19th; once again sanctioning Friday and Saturday night events at the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. The F.A.S.T. ‘410’ sprinters will visit Attica Raceway Park on Friday evening, July 18th for a $3,000 pay day; all before paying a visit to the Fremont Speedway on Saturday, July 19th. The July 18th/19th weekend will go in the books as Night’s #12 and #13 of the 2014 F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series schedule.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2014 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title point fund:

Kistler Racing Products, KS Sales & Service, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, JD Automotive, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Synder’s Floor Covering, Goofy Golf, Scott’s Lawn Care, Buffalo Wild Wings, Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

Also, a very special thanks to all of our contingency award sponsors: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Henry Motorsports, Productive Tools & Equipment, Hinchman Indy Racewear, OC Shocks, Kear's Speed Shop, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Linder's Speed Equipment, Outerwears Performance Products, Pro Shocks, R2C Performance Products, Rod End Supply, Saldana Racing Products, Ti22 Performance, Weld Racing Wheels, Hoosier Racing Tires, J&J Auto Racing and Golden Graphics & Design.

 

 

 

Speedweek Opens with Friesen in Victory Lane at Rolling Wheels

By MIKE MALLETT

ELBRIGE, N.Y. - It was a strange night at the Rolling Wheels Raceway for the stars of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint tour. Rain delayed the start of the program for several hours and then the unthinkable happened on more than one occasion. At the end of the night, it was Stewart Friesen coming home with his second tour win in the SUNY Canton/Einstein Construction Group Speedweek 25-lap E&V Energy Tour of the States main-event.

“I got to thank Barb (Patterson) and Doug (Emery),” said Friesen. “This is awesome. Doug gave me a great race car tonight. I don’t know if we had anything for the Cobra (Hebing) there, we were going to be close or maybe a distance second. That was a lot of fun and I’m thankful for the opportunity to drive it.”

Davie Franek and Steve Poirier started on the front row of the first night of racing for Speedweek with Poirier taking the lead at the start. Poirier maintained that lead through an early caution and then a red flag period on lap four.

Jeff Cook, Etienne Girard and Patrick Vigneault came together in turns one and two. Girard got the worst end of the deal flipping high into the air before landing on all four wheels. He was shaken in the incident but uninjured as were Vigneault and Cook.

Poirier blasted back to lead at the green with a new challenger emerging in the second position in Chuck Hebing. Hebing drove around the extreme top of the speedway to make his way to the front from the fourth position. He began hounding Poirier for the lead.

On lap 10, as the pair raced in traffic, Poirier and Hebing entered turn one with Hebing entering above the cushion and Poirier bouncing off of it. As they raced off of the second corner Hebing dove under Poirier for the lead. Poirier shot to the right and he spun off the top of the speedway. He had broken the front end and his spin brought out the caution.

At this point Hebing looked to go on for his fifth career win at the big five-eighths mile facility. He was trailed by Jessica Zemken, Franek and Friesen who now ran fourth after starting in position 12.

At the halfway point of the feature it was Hebing running away while Friesen, driving an Donath Motor Worx powered Eagle, raced second. Behind them Jason Barney and Bryan Howland began racing for spots in the top five after both drivers started deep in the field.

“I tried to keep the car in clean air to build my momentum up,” stated Friesen. “I had to roll the corners. If a guy got chocked up a little bit you could really zing by them on the top or the bottom.”

Zemken slowed and stopped on lap 16 with smoke billowing from her No. 1z as she lost an engine. At this point Hebing continued to hold Friesen at bay for the top spot in the feature.

Race resumed and Hebing picked up right where he left off, with the top spot. One lap later that changed as the top wing broke apart on Hebing’s car causing him to slow and stop in the first turn giving the lead to Friesen.

“We had a little fortune go our way there with Hebing ripping that side board off,” said Friesen. “I got up and tried the line he was running, it was a lot fun and it was really fast, but it felt like it was going to break the car down. These things are pretty brittle. I’m glad he was able to hold on to it because I’ve seen what can happen when that happens.”

With the green flag out once more, Friesen drove his Doug Emery owned No. 33 away from the field to go on for the $2,000 triumph. Howland advanced from 18th spot to finish second at the line. Howland was pleased with a result on the quick racing surface.

“It was a lucky night for us,” commented Howland, of Union Springs, N.Y. “We rolled the car into the trailer in one piece. We held on for a second place run. I don’t know what Stewy does, but him and Doug are a lethal combination. You are pretty much racing for second every time they show up. I tried to race with him on the last two restarts but the car wouldn’t fire worth a crap.

Franek, of Wantage, N.J., held on to finish in third after battling with both Howland and Danny Varin in the final laps.

“I think there was a little bit of a lack of experience of the driver part,” stated Franek. “The track was heavy and fast. At the beginning the race you had to run above the curb and the drivers didn’t want to go up there. Usually we are good when the track is like that. It was just a lack of experience on my part.”

Varin, of Fonda, N.Y., came home in the fourth position with Cory Sparks having a solid night after starting 17th to finish in fifth. Rounding out the top ten were Barney who was as high as third but was running our of fuel, Tommy Wickham, Paige Polyak, Sammy Reakes IV and Matt Tanner.

ESS/Rolling Wheels Speedweek Notes – A nice field of 32 sprints in the pits…young Paige Polyak from Ohio made her first ever ESS start aboard a car owned by ESS Hall of Famer Mike Woodring…Sammy Reakes IV made his first start of 2014 after job commitments kept him away until now…Despite threatening weather all night, thanks to the track crews, the sprint and modified teams that show get in against all odds and a big crowd was rewarded with an exciting show.

SUNY Canton/Einstein Construction Group A-Main - Stewart Friesen ($2,000), Bryan Howland, Davie Franek, Danny Varin, Cory Sparks, Jason Barney, Tommy Wickham, Paige Polyak, Sammy Reakes IV, Matt Tanner, Scott Kreutter, Dave Axton, Glenn Styres, Paul Habeck, Steve Poirier, Chuck Hebing, Jessica Zemken, Steve Collins, Jeff Cook, Kevin Ward Jr., Paul Kinney, Patrick Vigneault, Etienne Girard.

Did Not Qualify - Zach Weigand, Joe Trenca, Charlie Donk, Steve Hutchinson Jr., Shawn Donath, Yan Bilodeau, Tim Axton, Mike Stelter, Steve Glover.

Lap Leaders - Poirier 1-10, Hebing 11-16, Friesen 17-25

Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat 1 - Poirier, Kreutter, Friesen, Hebing, Zemken, Kinney

Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat 2 - Cook, Polyak, Ward Jr., Varin, Girard, Sparks

Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat 3 - Tanner, Franek, Reakes IV, Vigneault, Styres, Howland

Walt's Hobby/Cobra Coaches Dash - Tanner

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main - Wickham, Collins, D. Axton, Habeck

Provisional Starter - Barney

Bonuses:

Westward Painting Company Halfway - Hebing $100

Insinger Race Performance Fuels Hard Charger - Barney (17 pos.) $50

Fondations 55 - Pick 5 - Sparks $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main - Wickham $50

Car Mate Trailers Heats - Poirier, Cook, Tanner $25

Go Nuclear Late Models Go Fast - Hebing $25

Bitner Automotive Blistering Fast Tme - Hebing $25

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, SUNY Canton, E&V Energy, Le Groupe Ultra, Hoosier Racing Tires, Insinger Performance, Fondations 4 Saisons, Cobra Coaches, Westward Painting Company, Fondations 55, Einstein Construction Group, Camara Slate, Car Mate Trailers, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Ohsweken Speedway, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series takes on Dodge City Raceway Park in a two day racing event, with opening night on 07/04/2014.

Article by: Gaye Carmichael, Motor Sports Journalist

(Dodge, KS, 07/04/2014) It's the Fourth of July, with twenty-seven teams rolling into Kansas, ready to take on the three eighth's of a mile dirt oval track at the Dodge City Raceway Park, in World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series competition. This is the first night of this two day event and it was Daryn Pitman of Owasso, OK, driving the Kasey Kahne/Mike Curb #9 Great Clips 410 Sprint to score the victory of this thirty lap Main Event, earning his eighth WoO Sprint Series victory in this 2014 racing schedule.

It was an amazing night of racing, as the fans watched this event from the stands, fireworks were flying in the sky in all directions. I counted ten different beautiful fire work displays that just kept going. It was Paul McMahan of Nashville, TN, racing the #51 Sprint, who took second, with Kerry Madsen of St. Mary's, NSW scoring in third, driving the Keneric Racing #29, Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, IN, racing the #71M Motter Sprint took fourth and Jason Sides of Bartlett, TN, driver and owner of the #7s Sprint, rounded out the top five finishers.

"The track was fast. It was a very windy day with multiple races, changing the surface of the track. It looked to be vulnerable of having rubber down.. So it was decided to re-work the track prior to the WoO Sprint Feature race (the last race of the night). Tommy Estes the promoter of the track, keeps this, a great facility, always looking to have a good safe track for racing. They worked hard on the track, but in spite of the heavy wind, the water did not evaporate and more or less became a single lane track. I did manage to pass a couple early on, but I had my hands full with McMahan who was racing hard in second. Our tires stayed good and we earned another win. I want to thank all of my team, our car owners - Kasey Kahne/Mike Curb, Great Clips plus all of our sponsors, Dodge City Raceway and all the fans for coming out. We plan to be back tomorrow." said Pittman.

McMahan actually started this race in second place out of the twenty-four car field, with Sammy Swindell of Germantown, TN, racing from his pole start, The two drivers gave it all they could as they raced to the green flag, then just out of the second turn, contact was made between the two drivers. Swindell went into a multi-roll over, that looked scary. The red flag flew out. Swindell, walked away okay, though probably quite upset having to end his race after taking the early lead. McMahan did not sustain any damage and took the new green, racing in second. Race stayed under green until the checkered flag flew out.

"I had a pretty good car. But it was hard to pass. The track was very fast. This is a great facility. Preparing a dirt track is tough. Passing wasn't really an option. It was just good to finish second." said McMahan.

Madsen, had a good run on the track, and said, "I had thought I could catch Paul at one time but the track proved to be a one groove track. I just raced looking for a good finish. This is really a nice facility."

I mentioned to Madsen that I thought he was having a very solid season thus far and he said, "I feel like we have better cars. I have more confidence in the car and this season has been going pretty well."

Scoring in fourth, Joey Saldana, who has earned at least fifteen fast times in qualifying, this season, had fast time tonight, finished in second in his heat race, earned an eighth place finish in the Dash, to start in eighth in the "A" feature and managed to score a fourth place finish.

"I was lucky, I managed to pass some guys at the start. The track was difficult for passing, but these guys here worked really hard to give us a good track. It was 90 degrees here, very windy so the water should have dried out, but for some reason, it was still wet. On the bright side, we didn't have to deal with rubber down. It was the same for all of us." said Saldana.

Scoring in sixth at the checkered flag, was, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (TX), followed by Donny Schatz (ND), the current leader in the WoO Sprint car Series points race, then it was Cody Darrah (PA), Brad Sweet (CA) Sweet is racing with a broken left ankle. Actually, after Sweet's horrific accident a few races ago, the very next race he drove in, he won, broken ankle and all. Logan Schuchart (PA), Steve Kinser (IN), Wayne Johnson (OK), Jason Johnson (LA), Johnny Herrera (NM), David Gravel (CT), Josh Hodges (IA), Tony Brace, Jr., Kraig Kinser (IN), Kris Miller (OK), Brian Herbert (KS), Jordon Weaver, Brian Gossel (CO), Sammy Swindell (TN), Danny Jennings (OK).

The Heat Races, the Dash and the "B" Main, finishes, are as follows: (PLEASE note all finishes in this article are unofficial)

Heat Races:

Heat #1: McMahan, Saldana, K. Madsen, Hafertepe, Jr., J. Johnson, Schuchart, Hodges, Gossel, Seemann.

Heat #2: Swindell, Darrah, Sides, Herrera, K. Kinser, Gravel, Jennings, Allen, Miller.

Heat #3: Pittman, Sweet, Schatz, Bruce, Jr., W. Johnson, S. KInser, Zach Blurton, Herbert, Weaver.

DASH: Swindell, McMahan, Sides, Pittman, Schatz, K. Madsen, Gravel, Saldana.

"B" Main, Hodges, Gossell, Jennings, Herbert, Miller, Weaver, Seemann, Blurton, Allen.

 

 

Pittman Tops World of Outlaws Boothill Showdown Opener!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 4, 2014) – Daryn Pittman picked off his second consecutive victory atop Dodge City Raceway Park clay by wiring the field in Friday night’s 30-lap feature that wrapped up the opening night of the Boothill Showdown atop the 3/8-mile oval.

The reigning series champion from Owasso, OK, who topped last year’s Boothill Showdown finale took quick advantage of an opening lap incident that sidelined Sammy Swindell and then led all the way in the non-stop affair for his eighth win of the year aboard the Kasey Kahne Racing Great Clips No. 9 Ti22-chassis.

“Sammy was gonna be tough to get around, I probably owe Paul (McMahan) a few beers after that one,” Pittman quipped from victory lane.

While Pittman took World of Outlaws Sprint Car honors, Scott Wilson held off Troy Ullery and Mike Trent to take victory laurels in the accompanying 1200-cc Lightning Sprint Main event.

With the evening’s 27-car WoO field whittled down to 24 for the main event, Dash winner Sammy Swindell and Paul McMahan led the way to the green flag. Swindell slid into the lead with McMahan ducking underneath in turn two only to make contact, with Swindell going for a wild flip that ended his night.

After Swindell expressed his displeasure with McMahan, Pittman moved up to the pole position, gunned into the lead at the drop of the green flag and had the field covered throughout.

McMahan and Australian Kerry Madsen gave chase throughout but were never able to seriously contend for the win.

“I can’t say enough about this team, we’ve struggled a little bit here lately but we know we’re better than that and tonight kind of showed that,” Pittman explained in victory lane.

McMahan settled for runner-up honors in front of Madsen with Joey Saldana crossing the stripe fourth after setting quick time in qualifying for the 16th time of the season earlier in the evening.

Jason Sides, a runner-up finisher in last year’s Boothill Showdown opener, posted his first top-five finish since Las Vegas on March 6.

Sam Hafertepe, Jr., was sixth, with current World of Outlaws points leader Donny Schatz seventh after winning the opening portion of last year’s Boothill Showdown. Cody Darrah was eighth, with Brad Sweet and Logan Schuchart completing the top ten.

McMahan, Swindell and Pittman topped heat race action after Saldana established a fast time of 12.659 seconds with New Mexico’s Josh Hodges racing to a convincing victory in the “B” Main.

In the 20-lap Lightning Sprint feature, Colorado’s Scott Wilson took the lead from Luke McGee on the fourth round then held off the late charges of fellow Coloradoan Troy Ullery and Missouri’s Mike Trent to post the win with Winnipeg’s Roland Bernard and Minnesota’s Dexter Duergsten in the top five.

The World of Outlaws Boothill Showdown continues on Saturday night with racing action going green at 7:30 p.m. Lightning Sprints and Vintage Cars will be on the card as well.

Dodge City Raceway Park – July 4 Results

World of Outlaws Boothill Showdown Night One:

Qualifying: 1. 71m-Joey Saldana, 12.659; 2. 83-David Gravel, 12.744; 3. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.761; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.798; 5. 7s-Jason Sides, 12.859, 6. 9-Darry Pittman, 12.895, 7. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 12.899, 8. 1-Sammy Swindell, 12.940, 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.950, 10. 51-Paul McMahan, 12.950, 11. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.012, 12. 77x-Wayne Johnson, 13.094, 13. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 13.111, 14. 11k-Kraig Kinser, 13.117, 15. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.123, 16. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.133, 17. 45x-Johnny Herrera, 13.227, 18. 1x-Tony Bruce, Jr., 13.271; 19. 74x-Josh Hodges, 13.328, 20. 1a-Jacob Allen, 13.391, 21. 97-Brian Herbert, 14.032, 22. 6g-Bryan Gossel, 14.047; 23. 1j-Danny Jennings, 14.179; 24. 2j-Zach Blurton, 14.217; 25. 72-Ray Seemann, 14.328; 26. 33-Kris Miller, 14.411; 27. 1w-Jordan Weaver, 14.513.

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 51-Paul McMahan, 2. 71m-Joey Saldana, 3. 29-Kerry Madsen, 4. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 5. 41-Jason Johnson, 6. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 7. 74x-Josh Hodges, 8. 6g-Bryan Gossel, 9. 72-Ray Seemann.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 1-Sammy Swindell, 2. 4-Cody Darrah, 3. 7s-Jason Sides, 4. 45x-Johnny Herrera, 5. 11k-Kraig Kinser, 6. 83-David Gravel, 7. 1j-Danny Jennings, 8. 1a-Jacob Allen, 9. 33-Kris Miller.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman, 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 3. 15-Donny Schatz, 4. 1x-Don Droud, Jr., 5. 77x-Wayne Johnson, 6. 11-Steve Kinser, 7. 2j-Zach Blurton, 8. 97-Brian Herbert, 9. 1w-Jordan Weaver.

Dash (6 Laps): 1. 1-Sammy Swindell, 2. 51-Paul McMahan, 3. 9-Daryn Pittman, 4. 7s-Jason Sides, 5. 29-Kerry Madsen, 6. 15-Donny Schatz, 7. 71m-Joey Saldana, 8. 83-David Gravel.

“B” Feature (10 Laps): 1. 74x-Josh Hodges, 2. 6g-Bryan Gossel, 3. 1j-Danny Jennings, 4. 97-Brian Herbert, 5. 33-Kris Miller, 6. 1w-Jordan Weaver, 7. 72-Ray Seemann, 8. 2j-Zach Blurton. DNS: 1a-Jacob Allen.

"A" Feature (30 Laps): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman (3), 2. 51-Paul McMahan (2), 3. 29-Kerry Madsen (5), 4. 71m-Joey Saldana (7), 5. 7s-Jason Sides (4), 6. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (9), 7. 15-Donny Schatz (6), 8. 4-Cody Darrah (11), 9. 49-Brad Sweet (10), 10. 1s-Logan Schuchart (13), 11. 11-Steve Kinser (15), 12. 77x-Wayne Johnson (12), 13. 41-Jason Johnson (16), 14. 45x-Johnny Herrera (17), 15. 83-David Gravel (8), 16. 74x-Josh Hodges (19), 17. 1x-Tony Bruce, Jr. (18), 18. 11k-Kraig Kinser (14), 19. 33-Kris Miller (23), 20. 97-Brian Herbert (20), 21. 1w-Jordan Weaver (24), 22. 1-Sammy Swindell (1), 23. 6g-Bryan Gossel (21), 24. 1j-Danny Jennings (22).

Colorado Lightning Sprints:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 60e-Mark Billings, 2. 5-Brent Rees, 3. 33-Murray Tenipen, 4. 7-Scott Wilson, 5. 29-Skyler Wissman, 6. 11x-Dexter Duergsten, 7. 7$-Brent Steg, 8. 1L-Derek Leturgez.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 49-Mike Trent, 2. 1T-Troy Ullery, 3. 61-Matt Martinez, 4. 24b-Johnny Boos, 5. 48a-Rick Murcko, 6. 11-Glenn Waterland, 7. 7L-Deneer Leturgez, 8. 39-Mike Snelling.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 2r-Roland Bernard, 2. 31-Steve Becker, 3. 69-Paul Babich, 4. 13-Luke McGee, 5. 15h-Tony Hudzin, 6. 19-Jesse Fernandez, 7. 24-Tim Snelling. DNS: 18-Jeff Gieg.

"A" Feature (20 Laps): 1. 7-Scott Wilson, 2. 1T-Troy Ullery, 3. 49-Mike Trent, 4. 2r-Roland Bernard, 5. 11x-Dexter Duergsten, 6. 24b-Johnny Boos, 7. 60e-Mark Billings, 8. 31-Steve Becker, 9. 15h-Tony Hudzin, 10. 7$-Brent Steg, 11. 33-Murray Tenipen, 12. 7L-Deneer Leturgez, 13. 69-Paul Babich, 14. 24-Tim Snelling, 15. 29-Skyler Wissman, 16. 19-Jesse Fernandez, 17. 5-Brent Rees, 18. 11-Glenn Waterland, 19. 13-Luke McGee, 20. 1L-Derek Leturgez, 21. 48a-Rick Murcko, 22. 61-Matt Martinez, DNS: 39-Mike Snelling.

 

 

Andrews adds to FAST point lead with 2nd straight Attica win; Schlenk earns 1st late model win; Ryan last lap 305 victory; Roepke tames trucks

Friday, July 4, 2014

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Chris Andrews can feel that championship. The Sandusky, Ohio driver won his second straight 410 sprint feature at Attica Raceway Park Friday to pad his lead in the track’s point standings and in the Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) Championship Series.

Andrews took the lead from Brian Lay in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprint feature on lap 13 and picked his way through traffic to score his sixth career win at Attica on Kear’s Speed Shop/Ohio CAT Fan Appreciation Night.

“Good racing…we (Brian Lay) banged wheels there for a minute. Brian’s car was fading a little bit and we capitalized on it,” said Andrews beside his Burmeister Racing/Lucas Oil/Goofy Golf/Adkins Sanitation and Fence/Applebee’s Restaurant/Schiets Tender Touch Car Wash backed #16.

“That sign (scoreboard) needs to be a little bit smaller because I can watch the laps clicked down. Sometimes I don’t need to know that information and just race. I have to thank Rollie, Mikey, Tommy, Rodney, Sonny and Sharon and Paul Kistler for putting together an awesome motor. And OC Shocks. We’ve really tuned this thing in lately,” continued Andrews.

In the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models, McClure, Ohio’s Rusty Schlenk held off Jeff Babock for his first win of the year at Attica. It was his division leading 19th career win at the track.

“They don’t have to look good to go fast. We went on the Summer Nationals this past week and had some bad luck and tore the crap out of everything. We got it pieced back together and got it here. I have to give a big thanks to the guys for helping me all week. A bunch of late nights trying to get this thing put back together,” said Schlenk beside his Dowdy Welding and Fabrications/Velocita Fire Suits/Landrum Springs/Main and Company/Kercher Race Engines backed #91.

“I knew the slide job was coming from Jeff….he owed me one from last week. I have to apologize for that…I gave him a bad slide job at Oak shade and got into him. I knew I had one coming. I like racing with Jeff,” added Schlenk who has a total of 9 wins in 2014 but this was his first at Attica.

In the Foster’s Auto Body 305 Sprints, Castalia, Ohio’s Jordan Ryan muscled his way under Bobby Clark on the last lap to take the lead. But in the final two corners, a lapped car held Ryan up and Clark raced to his outside but Ryan won the drag race to the checkers. It was Ryan’s second win of the season at Attica and his fifth career victory.

“I wasn’t catching him (Clark) and I was like man I’m going to finish second. I started catching him in traffic and I got under him and I knew it was going to be tight. We touched a little bit but we stayed clean and didn’t jump each other wheels,” said Ryan beside his Frosty Frog/J&J Automotive/Griff’s Engines/Village Pizza House/Kistler Racing Products backed #5.

“We’re really consistent this year and we’re going to keep trying to do that and stay in the point lead,” added Ryan.

In the Fremont Fence Dirt Trucks Woodville, Ohio’s Daniel Roepke Jr. held off Art Ball and Kent Brewer to score his eighth career victory.

“It’s been awhile since we were on the horse track here. We were tight in the heat race. My biggest problem is trying not to think when I’m out there when no one else is around me…that’s when I screw up,” said Roepke beside his Perkins Tree Service/Village of Elmore/Vision Quest backed #88.

In the 30 lap 410 sprint feature Brian Lay and Jamie Veal would bring the field to green in front of a packed grandstands. Before a lap could be completed Cale Thomas would spin. When the green flew again Lay had the advantage over Andrews, Veal, Caleb Helms, Byron Reed, Bryan Sebetto and Cole Duncan.

Lay pulled away slightly as Andrews ran comfortably in second while Helms slid into third on lap two. Veal would challenge for the third spot from lap four through lap 9 as the leaders prepared to race into lapped traffic. Thomas would spin again, keep the lead pack out of lapped traffic.

When the green reappeared Lay continued to lead Andrews, Helms, Veal, Reed and Sebetto. On lap 13 Andrews got a great run on Lay and shot under him to take the top spot exiting turn four. As they raced into turns one and two Lay returned the favor but the caution would fly for a stalled Travis Philo.

The restart order was Andrews, Lay, Helms, Veal, Sebetto, Reed, Duncan and Cap Henry. When the green flew so did Andrews, pulling away from Lay as Veal drove around Helms for third with Sebetto joining in that battle. Helms would regain third at the half-way point.

With 10 laps to go the leaders were getting ready to encounter heavy lapped traffic and Andrews caution it in just the right spots on the track and easily worked his way through. Lay, Helms and now Sebetto and Reed closed as did Henry, Duncan and 15th starter Jim Nier. With six laps to go Helms got around lay for second with Sebetto and Reed racing side by side for fourth.

Brandon Martin would spin with five laps remaining and the restart order was Andrews, Helms, Lay, Reed, Sebetto, Henry, Duncan, Nier and 16th starter Caleb Griffith. Andrews was able to pull away on the restart as Helms and Lay battled for second. Lay would regain the runner-up spot as the white flag flew.

Andrews drove the bottom groove to the win over Lay, helms, Reed and Sebetto.

Schlenk and Ken Hahn led the field to green in the 25-lap late model feature with Schlenk gaining the advantage over Hahn, Jeff Babcock, Mike Bores, Bobby Michaels, John Garvin Jr., Rocky Owens and Matt Irey. After a lap was scored Michaels would spin, collecting Ryan Missler. When the green reappeared Schlenk led but Babcock slipped into second and closed quickly, bringing Bores into third.

The caution flew on lap seven for debris with the running order Schlenk, Babcock, Bores, Owens, Garvin, Irey, Hahn and Devon Shiels. The action would heat up when the green flew with Schlenk and Babcock trading slide jobs with Bores ready to capitalize on a mistake. On lap 11 Hahn would spin.

On the ensuing restart Schlenk was able to pull away slightly with Babcock, Bores, Garvin, Owens, Shiels, Irey and Chris Keller in tow. But, with 9 laps to go Babcock came back to life and battled with Schlenk for the lead. The two raced side by side and nose to tail over the next hand full of laps with Bores, Garvin and Owens staying close.

Michael would bring out the final caution with two laps to go. On the restart Schlenk pulled away from Babock and would go on to lead every lap on route to the win. Babcock, Bores, Garvin and Owens would round out the top five.

In the 25-lap 305 sprint feature Kyle Capodice and Bobby Clark would bring the field to green with Capodice gaining the advantage over Clark, Dustin Dinan, John Ivy, Nate Dussel, Jason Keckler and Dan McCarron. Clark would race to Capodice’s outside and would take the lead on lap 3.

Clark would catch the back of the pack by lap eight with Capodice battling with Dinan, Dussel and 7th starter Jordan Ryan. Dinan took second on lap 11 when the caution would fly for a Dussel spin. On the restart Ryan slid into third followed by Capodice, Keckler, T.J. Michael, Ivy, Steve Rando, Tyler Gunn and Trey Jacobs.

Ryan drove under Dinan for second on lap 14 with Capodice maintaining fourth followed by Michael and Rando. Seth Schneider would bring out the caution on lap 15 and on the restart Dinan challenged Ryan for the lead as Clark pulled away. While everyone was running the bottom, Rando would buzz the top groove, moving into fourth.

With eight laps to go Clark led Ryan with Rando moving into third followed by Dinan, Michael, Capodice, Keckler and Ivy. When the five-to-go signal was given Clark’s front wing looked as though it had dropped onto the hood of his car and Ryan started closing as they raced into traffic.

After taking the white flag Ryan would squeeze to the inside of Clark in turns one and two to take the lead. As they raced down the back stretch Ryan and Clark were side by side with a lapped car right in their path. Clark attempted to go high and Ryan dove low as they split the lapped machine. Ryan would drive to the win over Clark, Rando, Dinan and Michael.

Art Ball and Daniel Roepke brought the field to green for the 15-lap dirt truck feature with Roepke gaining the advantage over Ball, Kent Brewer, Kyle Cline, Shawn Valenti and Matt Foos. As Roepke pulled away slightly Ball and Brewer raced side by side for second with Valenti driving into fourth by lap three.

Jeff Warnick brought out the feature’s only caution on lap four with Roepke leading Ball, Brewer, Valenti, Foos, Cline and Brad Keckler. At the half-way point Roepke had a slight lead while Ball and Brewer continued their battle for second and behind them Valenti and Foos raced side by side for fourth.

Brewer would finally take the second spot on lap 8 and with five laps to go something broke on the left front of Ball’s machine as Valenti raced into third. Foos would move into fourth on lap 12 as Roepke drove away.

Roepke would easily pick up the win over Brewer, Valenti, Foos and Keckler.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, July 11 for the 305 Engine Builder’s Challenge. It is also an Attica/Wayne County Late Model Series points event and the dirt trucks will be racing for a larger purse thanks to sponsor help. Also, fans can bring their general admission ticket stub from the July 4 event and receive $5 off a general admission ticket to the July 11 racing.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com

Attica Raceway Park - 7/4/2014

Kears Speed Shop \ Ohio Cat Night

O'Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints (26 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.521; 2. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 12.636; 3. 11X-Brandon Martin, 12.655; 4. 45L-Brian Lay, 12.684; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.697; 6. 97-Bryan Sebetto, 12.697; 7. 35AU-Jamie Veal, 12.738; 8. 60-Jody Keegan, 12.771; 9. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.772; 10. 40-Caleb Helms, 12.800; 11. 22-Cole Duncan, 12.801; 12. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.824; 13. 53-Cap Henry, 12.901; 14. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.902; 15. O7X-Dain Naida, 12.925; 16. 9-Dean Jacobs, 12.934; 17. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.012; 18. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 13.035; 19. 14H-Todd Heller, 13.058; 20. 91-Cale Thomas, 13.242; 21. OO-Jim Nier, 13.654; 22. 59J-Kirk Jeffries, 13.871; 23. 8-Kevin Shelbo, 14.186; 24. 96AU-Bruce White, 14.375; 25. 87-Paul Dues, 14.577; 26. 97X-Rodney Hurst, 99.990

Heat 1 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 40-Caleb Helms[5] ; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[1] ; 3. 11X-Brandon Martin[3] ; 4. 53-Cap Henry[6] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[2] ; 6. 46AU-Stuart Williams[7] ; 7. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[4] ; 8. 14H-Todd Heller[8] ; 9. 97X-Rodney Hurst[9]

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

1. 22-Cole Duncan[1] ; 2. 35AU-Jamie Veal[3] ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[4] ; 4. 60-Jody Keegan[2] ; 5. O7X-Dain Naida[5] ; 6. 55F-Taylor Ferns[7] ; 7. 8-Kevin Shelbo[9]

Heat 3 - Ultra Shield Race Products (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 2. 97-Bryan Sebetto[3] ; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[4] ; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 5. OO-Jim Nier[6] ; 6. 91-Cale Thomas[5] ; 7. 96AU-Bruce White[7] ; 8. 87-Paul Dues[8]

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

1. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[4] ; 2. 46AU-Stuart Williams[1] ; 3. 91-Cale Thomas[3] ; 4. 14H-Todd Heller[7] ; 5. 55F-Taylor Ferns[2] ; 6. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[10] ; 7. 8-Kevin Shelbo[5] ; 8. 96AU-Bruce White[6] ; 9. 87-Paul Dues[8] ; 10. 97X-Rodney Hurst[9]

A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. 16-Chris Andrews[3]; 2. 45L-Brian Lay[1]; 3. 40-Caleb Helms[5]; 4. 5R-Byron Reed[4]; 5. 97-Bryan Sebetto[6]; 6. 53-Cap Henry[10]; 7. 22-Cole Duncan[7]; 8. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[16]; 9. OO-Jim Nier[15]; 10. 35-Stuart Brubaker[12]; 11. O7X-Dain Naida[14]; 12. 46AU-Stuart Williams[17]; 13. 5T-Travis Philo[8]; 14. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[13]; 15. 11X-Brandon Martin[9]; 16. 55F-Taylor Ferns[20]; 17. 14H-Todd Heller[19]; 18. 60-Jody Keegan[11]; 19. 35AU-Jamie Veal[2]; 20. 91-Cale Thomas[18]

Hard Charger: 40DD-Caleb Griffith[+8]

Summit Racing Equipment Late Models (28 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 1-Jeff Babcock[1] ; 2. J4-John Garvin Jr.[6] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[5] ; 4. 51-Devin Shiels[9] ; 5. OO-Chris Keller[2] ; 6. 50Y-Ryan Missler[8] ; 7. 9C-Troy Cattarene[4] ; 8. 69R-Doug Baird[7] ; 9. 22-Nick Cox[10] ; 10. 1W-Kelly Wahl[3]

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

1. 29-Rocky Owens[7] ; 2. 36-Matt Irey[1] ; 3. 77-Coby Bartram[2] ; 4. 12-Bobby Michaels[3] ; 5. O3-Jim Gingery[6] ; 6. 69-John Mayes Jr.[8] ; 7. 98-Tim Sabo[9] ; 8. 88-Brandon Perkins[5] ; 9. X-Mike Swansiger[4]

Heat 3 - Ultra Shield Race Products (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 15B-Mike Bores[6] ; 2. 91-Rusty Schlenk[7] ; 3. 21-Larry Kingseed[4] ; 4. 27-Ken Hahn[2] ; 5. 45-Nate Potts[1] ; 6. 48-John Bores[5] ; 7. 16-Steve Sabo[8] ; 8. 92-Cody Scott[3] ; 9. 29K-Garrett Krummert[9]

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

1. 50Y-Ryan Missler[1] ; 2. 48-John Bores[3] ; 3. 98-Tim Sabo[5] ; 4. 9C-Troy Cattarene[4] ; 5. 69-John Mayes Jr.[2] ; 6. 16-Steve Sabo[6] ; 7. 88-Brandon Perkins[8] ; 8. X-Mike Swansiger[11] ; 9. 69R-Doug Baird[7] ; 10. 1W-Kelly Wahl[13] ; 11. 22-Nick Cox[10]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 91-Rusty Schlenk[1]; 2. 1-Jeff Babcock[4]; 3. 15B-Mike Bores[5]; 4. J4-John Garvin Jr.[8]; 5. 29-Rocky Owens[6]; 6. 51-Devin Shiels[9]; 7. 36-Matt Irey[7]; 8. OO-Chris Keller[13]; 9. 48-John Bores[17]; 10. 45-Nate Potts[15]; 11. 69-John Mayes Jr.[20]; 12. 77-Coby Bartram[11]; 13. 16-Steve Sabo[19]; 14. 12-Bobby Michaels[3]; 15. 27-Ken Hahn[2]; 16. 21-Larry Kingseed[10]; 17. 98-Tim Sabo[18]; 18. O3-Jim Gingery[14]; 19. 5M-Ryan Markham[12]; 20. 50Y-Ryan Missler[16]

Hard Charger: 69-John Mayes Jr.[+9]

Foster Auto Body 305 Sprints (23 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 1-Nate Dussel[6] ; 2. 6-Dustin Dinan[1] ; 3. 8-Bobby Clark[2] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[3] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[8] ; 6. 4T-Jim Taddeo[4] ; 7. 32-Dan Hennig[7] ; 8. 7M-Brandon Moore[5]

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

1. 19R-Steve Rando[1] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[5] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[3] ; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs[4] ; 6. 9-Jimmy Colvin[6] ; 7. 1W-Paul Weaver[7] ; 8. 2L-Landon Lalonde[8]

Heat 3 - Ultra Shield Race Products (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 5R-Jordan Ryan[2] ; 2. 8I-John Ivy[1] ; 3. 8M-T.J Michael[5] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 5. 11G-Luke Griffith[4] ; 6. 22D-Dan Hammond[7] ; 7. 94K-Kurt Huber[6]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 5R-Jordan Ryan[7]; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[2]; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[9]; 4. 6-Dustin Dinan[3]; 5. 8M-T.J Michael[10]; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice[1]; 7. 25-Jason Keckler[8]; 8. 11G-Luke Griffith[15]; 9. 3J-Trey Jacobs[14]; 10. 9-Jimmy Colvin[17]; 11. 8I-John Ivy[4]; 12. 1W-Paul Weaver[20]; 13. 22M-Dan McCarron[5]; 14. 1-Nate Dussel[6]; 15. 68G-Tyler Gunn[11]; 16. 7M-Brandon Moore[22]; 17. 36-Seth Schneider[12]; 18. 2-Ricky Peterson[13]; 19. 22D-Dan Hammond[18]; 20. 4T-Jim Taddeo[16]; 21. 32-Dan Hennig[19]; 22. 94K-Kurt Huber[21]

Hard Charger: 1W-Paul Weaver[+8]

Fremont Fence Co. Dirt Trucks (14 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (8 Laps - Top 7 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2-Matt Foos[1] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[6] ; 3. 4S-Keith Sorg[4] ; 4. 3X-Brad Keckler[7] ; 5. 7-Dana Frey[3] ; 6. 5-Jim McGrath[2] ; 7. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[5]

Heat 2 - Summit Racing Equipment (8 Laps - Top 7 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 2. 88-Dan Roepke Jr.[2] ; 3. O1-Art Ball[3] ; 4. 33C-Kyle Cline[5] ; 5. D1-Dustin Keegan[6] ; 6. 22-Brandon Leighton[4] ; 7. 69-Jeff Warnick[7]

A-Main - (15 Laps)

1. 88-Dan Roepke Jr.[2]; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[5]; 3. 7B-Shawn Valenti[6]; 4. 2-Matt Foos[7]; 5. 3X-Brad Keckler[8]; 6. 33C-Kyle Cline[3]; 7. 4S-Keith Sorg[4]; 8. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[11]; 9. D1-Dustin Keegan[10]; 10. 7-Dana Frey[9]; 11. 22-Brandon Leighton[12]; 12. 69-Jeff Warnick[14]; 13. O1-Art Ball[1]; 14. 5-Jim McGrath[13]

Hard Charger: 8KB-Kent Brewer[+3]

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

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

Wilson & Gilpin Victorious At Annual Bob Reynolds Memorial July 3, 2014

Independence day calls for celebration honoring our great country and those who risk their lives to keep us free. Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio had a different celebration Thursday evening as long time racing enthusiast Bob Reynolds was honored for all of his contributions to the sport of auto racing. Members of his family, including his three daughters, were on hand in front of a full house of race fans eager to see one of the biggest sprint and Modified shows in the midwest. Competitors from all over the country, including some from overseas, came together for one of the best payouts in the area and their chance to place their name on the win list of the famed event. The Bob Reynolds Memorial event started just three years ago paying $6000 in the 360 sprints. The purse has increased every year since the races’ birth with this year being no exception.

Exactly 40 cars signed in to compete in the NRA Sprint Invader event paying $7500 to the winning driver. With so many cars in attendance, both veteran and rookie drivers knew making it into the A-main would be no easy task. Greg Wilson stated “When you see this good of field, you begin to get nervous,” when asked about the competition level. Young driver Brandon Wimmer agreed with Wilson and knew his night was going to be tough from the get go when he drew a high pill number at registration. Four heat races of ten cars started the racing program for the 360 sprint cars. Christopher Bell in his Ray Marshall ride took the checkered flag of heat number one bringing the crowd to their feet. Sheldon Haudenschild, Brandon Wimmer, and the Ryan Ruhl would all transfer directly out of the heat to the A-main. Heat race number two saw a complete domination by Bryan Sebbetto as he took his 97 car to the checkered flag. Jared Horstman, Derek Hager, and Gary Taylor would also transfer to the 40 lap main. Heat three saw the W20 of Greg Wilson starting deep in the field with his bad pill draw at registration. He would make his way through the field and post a fourth place finish and a trip to the A-main. Dustin Stroup picked up the win with Jamie Veal and JR Stewart also transferring. The fourth and final heat was stacked with seasoned drivers who knew how to wheel around the 1/3rd mile. Randy Hannagan took a controlling lead and picked up a one way ticket to the A-main. Kyle Sauder, Dustin Daggett, and ‘Mad Max’ Stambaugh followed behind to the lineup sheet. The two dashes followed a brief intermission where fans in the stands came down on the front stretch to pull starting spots for the drivers. Haudenschild came out lucky claiming a front row starting spot in the dash, a dash win, and a pole starting spot for the $7500 to win feature. Hannagan had similar luck pulling the ace to start on the pole of the dash but an outside rwo two starting spot for the feature. The first B-main saw the 13G of James McFadden showing how much he wanted to be in the A-main as he moved eleven spots to advance along with the 6 of Nate Dussel after Hud Horton began to fade late in the race. A lengthy B-main number two saw Devin Dobie moving sixth to second to make it into the main event with Butch Schroeder picking up the B-main title and an opportunity to advance.

The field was set for the 3rd Annual Bob Reynolds Memorial. Cars began to push onto the racing surface as fans made their predictions in the stands. The 33H of Sheldon Haudenschild and the 1ST of Gary Taylor paraded the field in the four wide salute and to the opening green flag. Haudenschild jumped out to the early lead into turn two with Taylor closely behind. Unknown to Taylor, Randy Hannagan had an idea to make a run for second. Hannagan put the slidejob on Taylor into turn three and got it to stick allowing him to jump into second with two laps in the books. Hannagan would have no time to plan a move for the lead when the caution flag flew for the 2M of Dustin Daggett as he came to a stop at the exit of turn two. Daggett had dropped off the pace coming out of turn four and requested to head to the hot pit. Crew members converged around the car as the clock began to run. With one of the three laps expiring, Daggett’s crew determined the car was unrepairable and pushed it to the trailer. Haudenschild led the field to the restart with Hannagan right on his tail. Greg Wilson decided to throw his hat in the action creating a three way battle for the top spot. Haudenschild had his hands full with the battle and the upcoming lap traffic seconds ahead of him. Hannagan put a slider on Haudenschild. Wilson threw a slider of his own in sending the group threewide off of the fourth corner. If fans thought that was ‘threading the needle’, what Wilson did next shocked them all. A three way battle for the top spot went four wide as the group passed lap traffic on the bottom of the track down the backstretch. Wilson’s bold move paid off moving him up to second at the halfway point. It only took four laps for Wilson to get what he wanted all race, the lead. Wilson crossed the line and was scored the leader with just 15 laps left in the contest. Wilson took off in such a hurry, he had built up a two second lead with thirteen laps remaining. A slider off of turn two would move the 9JR of Derek Hager, who started on the outside of row three, up to second with five laps to go. Wilson would hold on for the final laps and take the checkered flag and the $7500 payday. Derek Hager finished second with Sheldon Haudenschild finishing in a solid third place. The W20 was speechless in Best Performance Motorsports Victory Lane shocked at how his far from perfect night led to a victory. He thanked the fans for coming out and honored Bob Reynolds for everything he did for the sport. James McFadden, who advanced eleven spots in the second B-main, picked up the hard charger award.

The UMP Modifeds were second on the program with 43 cars signing in to take on the 1/3rd mile. Waynesfield locals were ready to tangle with the big boys and show them the fastest way around ‘The Field’. Heat race number one showed dominator Matt Westfall coming away with the victory. Brandon Green, Tim Cornett, and Randy Lines would also transfer to the 30 lap feature. Westfall’s teammate, Jeff Babcock, would score a victory in heat race number two with Josh Scott, Jeff Koz, and Ryan Sutter all advancing. Heat race number three saw a plethora of veteran drivers including back-to-back UMP national champion Devin Gilpin. Gilpin would advance in the final transfer spot along with Brian Ruhlman, Justin Coulter, and Jerry Bowersock, who picked up the win. The final heat saw weekly driver Matt Twining starting on the pole and advancing to the A-main. Casey Luedeke would claim the victory, Weasel Phlipot finishing in second, and third to the 36 of Brandon Vaughan. The two B-mains would be quite the spectacle with drivers giving it their all. Waynesfield’s own Scott Gerdeman picking up the win of B-main number one and Nathon Loney getting around Todd Sherman late in the race to finish second and advance to the A-main. The intensity of the second B-main was evident in the opening laps as Tony Anderson reeled in the top spot. He would go on to win the B-main. Bill Keeler would pull off a last lap pass to finish second and a spot in the A-main lineup. Keeler started on the inside of row seven. Justin Coulter and Jeff Babcock picked up the dash victories.

With Coulter and Babcock starting side-by-side in row one, it was time for the four wide salute and the green flag. Coulter outran Babcock into turn two and held the top spot for the opening lap. On lap two, Babcock powered around the 555 claiming the top spot. Scott Gerdeman ran into some bad luck when his K9 car spun around on the backstretch in the middle of a battle kicking up a cloud of dust. Babcock lead the field to the restart with a gaggle of competitors starting to slice it up behind him. Devin Gilpin was one of these competitors as he slid his way into the third spot with seven laps in the books. The focus began to shift to a three battle for the eighth, ninth, and tenth spots. Jeff Koz in the 23J, 22T of Tony Anderson, and the 11JS of Josh Scott put quite a show on as they tried to settle spots in the middle of the field. The battle continued for several laps until a quick and sudden move to second took precedence. Gilpin made such a smooth slider off of turn four, no one saw him until the move was made. With just over 15 laps remaining, Babcock was well out in front of the field. Gilpin managed to tick a few tenths of a second off Babcock’s lead as laps began to tick down. Gilpin got a major boost when Babcock began to get caught up with lap traffic. Babcock’s three second lead dropped to a half a second at the five to go signal. Babcock went from fighting for the lead to trying to gain it back as Gilpin showed what a true UMP Modified national champion is capable of. With four to go, Gilpin was scored in the top spot. Gilpin would hold on and pick up the win. Jeff Babcock would pick up a second place finish with Brian Ruhlman finishing in third. Gilpin scored his twentieth win on the season and better his current third place standing in the national points. Gilpin commented on his misfortunes by drawing the highest number pill at registration and starting dead last in the dash. Family members of Bob Reynolds presented Gilpin with a $3000 check for his victory. Tony Anderson scored a sixth place finish picking up the hard charger award.

Waynesfield Raceway Park will sit silent on the 4th of July but come back alive on July 5th with a full program of racing including the Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints, Post Agri Service UMP Modifieds, Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints, Block Insurance Agency Tuff Trucks and the Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts. It will also be cardboard car contest night for the kids. All kids are encouraged to bring their best rendition of a car made from cardboard to be judged. Prizes will be awarded to the best created car. Gates open at 5PM with racing getting underway at 7PM. Adult general admission is just $12, kids 11-15 are $6, and everyone under the age of 10 is FREE. All the details are available online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook, and on Twitter by following @OfficialWRP.

As always Saturday’s event is a Contingency Connection event. The Contingency Connection offers nearly $2000 in awards each week from NATIONAL manufacturers. Contingency awards are in addition to cash purse payouts. See track/series officials for more details.

RACE RESULTS

NRA (40 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 33B-Christopher Bell[4] ; 2. 33H-Sheldon Haudenschild[8] ; 3. 24-Brandon Wimmer[10] ; 4. 16-Ryan Ruhl[5] ; 5. 31-Andy Teunessen[1] ; 6. 12H-Tim Hunter[6] ; 7. 35-Ron Blair[9] ; 8. 22R-Kevin Roberts[7] ; 9. 4-Eric Smith[3] ; 10. 11R-Chase Ridenhour[2]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 97-Bryn Sebbetto[1] ; 2. 17-Jared Horstman[4] ; 3. 9JR-Derek Hager[9] ; 4. 1ST-Gary Taylor[6] ; 5. 38-Dennis Wagner[5] ; 6. 49T-Gregg Dallman[8] ; 7. 12-Nick Roberts[3] ; 8. 11-Tim Allison[10] ; 9. 7K-Kyle Pitts[2] ; 10. 9P-Parker Price Miller[7]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 10X-Dustin Stroup[1] ; 2. 35AU-Jamie Veal[4] ; 3. 6S-JR Stewart[3] ; 4. W20-Greg Willson[9] ; 5. 6-Nate Dussel[7] ; 6. 28H-Hud Horton[5] ; 7. 23M-Jack Miller[6] ; 8. 19-Jimmy Snead[10] ; 9. 87-Paul Dues[2] ; 10. 3G-James McFadden[8]

Heat 4 - (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 22H-Randy Hannagan[1] ; 2. 83-Kyle Sauder[4] ; 3. 2M-Dustin Daggett[3] ; 4. 6M-Max Stambaugh[2] ; 5. B20-Butch Schroeder[9] ; 6. 49-Shawn Dancer[7] ; 7. 23-Devon Dobie[8] ; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger[5] ; 9. 27-Brad Lamberson[10] ; 10. 11N-Ed Neumeister[6]

Dash1 - Inside Row - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature 1. 33H-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 2. W20-Greg Willson[2] ; 3. 24-Brandon Wimmer[4] ; 4. 35AU-Jamie Veal[6] ; 5. 6S-JR Stewart[7] ; 6. 33B-Christopher Bell[3] ; 7. 10X-Dustin Stroup[8] ; 8. 16-Ryan Ruhl[5]

Dash2 - Outside Row - (6 Laps - Top - finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 1ST-Gary Taylor[2] ; 2. 22H-Randy Hannagan[1] ; 3. 9JR-Derek Hager[6] ; 4. 6M-Max Stambaugh[3] ; 5. 97-Bryn Sebbetto[4] ; 6. 83-Kyle Sauder[5] ; 7. 2M-Dustin Daggett[7] ; 8. 17-Jared Horstman[8]

B-Main #1 - (12 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 3G-James McFadden[12] ; 2. 6-Nate Dussel[2] ; 3. 28H-Hud Horton[4] ; 4. 35-Ron Blair[5] ; 5. 12H-Tim Hunter[3] ; 6. 22R-Kevin Roberts[7] ; 7. 31-Andy Teunessen[1] ; 8. 11R-Chase Ridenhour[11] ; 9. 19-Jimmy Snead[8] ; 10. 23M-Jack Miller[6] ; 11. 4-Eric Smith[9] ; 12. 87-Paul Dues[10]

B-Main #2 - (12 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. B20-Butch Schroeder[2] ; 2. 23-Devon Dobie[6] ; 3. 38-Dennis Wagner[1] ; 4. 49T-Gregg Dallman[3] ; 5. 11N-Ed Neumeister[12] ; 6. 8J-Jess Stiger[8] ; 7. 49-Shawn Dancer[4] ; 8. 11-Tim Allison[7] ; 9. 9P-Parker Price Miller[11] ; 10. 12-Nick Roberts[5] ; 11. 27-Brad Lamberson[10] ; 12. 7K-Kyle Pitts[9]

A-Main - (40 Laps) 1. W20-Greg Willson[3]; 2. 9JR-Derek Hager[6]; 3. 33H-Sheldon Haudenschild[1]; 4. 35AU-Jamie Veal[7]; 5. 22H-Randy Hannagan[4]; 6. 24-Brandon Wimmer[5]; 7. 1ST-Gary Taylor[2]; 8. 33B-Christopher Bell[11]; 9. 3G-James McFadden[17]; 10. 6M-Max Stambaugh[8]; 11. 97-Bryn Sebbetto[10]; 12. 83-Kyle Sauder[12]; 13. 6S-JR Stewart[9]; 14. 6-Nate Dussel[19]; 15. 17-Jared Horstman[16]; 16. 23-Devon Dobie[18]; 17. 16-Ryan Ruhl[15]; 18. 10X-Dustin Stroup[13]; 19. 28H-Hud Horton[20]; 20. 2M-Dustin Daggett[14] Hard Charger: 3G-James McFadden[+8]

 

 

Chris Andrews wins at Attica Raceway Park - F.A.S.T. Quick Review/Full Results: Friday, July 4th

Chris Andrews earns F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series Night #10 Victory at Attica Raceway Park

By Tyler Altmeyer: F.A.S.T. Public Relations/altmeyer119@gmail.com/(724)-954-4915

F.A.S.T. Promoter: Rich Farmer - (419) 307 - 4241 / www.fastondirt.com

Attica, Ohio (July 4th, 2014) - Twenty-six (26) Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service ‘410’ sprinters were signed-in on Friday evening, July 4th at Attica Raceway Park. The 26 cars were split into three (3) qualifying groups. Caleb Griffith recorded the fastest time during heat race #1 group qualifying with a time of 12.636 seconds. Brian Lay, the most recent F.A.S.T. feature winner entering tonight’s action, recorded the fastest qualifying time during heat race #2 group qualifying. Lay’s official time was 12.684 seconds. Chris Andrews, who had the fastest time of the night overall at Attica Raceway Park, recorded the quickest qualifying time during heat race #3 group qualifying; 12.521 seconds being the official time. Caleb Helms, Cole Duncan and Travis Philo each earned F.A.S.T. heat race victories. Caleb Griffith picked up the evening’s F.A.S.T. consolation B-main win; Stuart Williams, Cale Thomas, Todd Heller and Taylor Ferns also earned A-main starting positions through the B-main.

Chris Andrews earned his second Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service main event win of the 2014 season on Friday night at Attica Raceway Park. Andrews, who now owns back-to-back F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series victories at Attica this season, held off early leader, Brian Lay, and full-time UNOH All Star competitor, Caleb Helms, for the win. Former F.A.S.T. champion, Byron Reed, finished fourth; with Bryan Sebetto rounding out the top five.

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Full Results: Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service – Night #10 – July 4th, 2014

Heat Race #1 Qualifying Results: (Invert 4) 1. 40DD- Caleb Griffith - 12.636 2. 11X - Brandon Martin - 12.655 3. 9Z - Duane Zablocki - 12.697 4. 5R - Byron Reed - 12.772 5. 40 - Caleb Helms - 12.800 6. 53 - Cap Henry - 12.901 7. 46AU - Stuart Williams - 13.012 8. 14H - Todd Heller - 13.058 9. 97X - Rodney Hurst - 99.999

Heat Race #2 Qualifying Results: (Invert 4) 1. 45L - Brian Lay - 12.684 2. 35AU - Jamie Veal - 12.738 3. 60 - Jody Keegan - 12.771 4. 22 - Cole Duncan - 12.801 5. 07X - Dain Naida - 12.925 6. 9 - Dean Jacobs - 12.934 7. 55F - Taylor Ferns - 13.035 8. 59J - Kirk Jeffries - 13.871 9. 8 - Kevin Shelbo - 14.186

Heat Race #3 Qualifying Results: (Invert 4) 1. 16 - Chris Andrews - 12.521 2. 97 - Bryan Sebetto - 12.697 3. 35 - Stuart Brubaker - 12.824 4. 5T - Travis Philo - 12.902 5. 91 - Cale Thomas - 13.242 6. 00 - Jim Nier - 13.654 7. 96AU - Bruce White - 14.375 8. 87 - Paul Dues - 14.577

Heat #1 Results: (Top 5 Transfer) 1. Caleb Helms 2. Byron Reed 3. Brandon Martin 4. Cap Henry 5. Duane Zablocki 6. Stuart Williams 7. Caleb Griffith 8. Todd Heller 9. Rodney Hurst (DNF)

Heat #2 Results: (Top 5 Transfer) 1. Cole Duncan 2. Jamie Veal 3. Brian Lay 4. Jody Keegan 5. Dain Naida 6. Taylor Ferns 7. Kevin Shelbo 8. Kirk Jeffries (DNS) 9. Dean Jacobs (DNS)

Heat #3 Results: (Top 5 Transfer)

1. Travis Philo 2. Bryan Sebetto 3. Chris Andrews 4. Stuart Brubaker 5. Jim Nier 6. Cale Thomas 7. Bruce White 8. Paul Dues

B-Main Results (Top 5 Transfer)

1. Caleb Griffith 2. Stuart Williams 3. Cale Thomas 4. Todd Heller 5. Taylor Ferns 6. Kirk Jeffries 7. Kevin Shelbo 8. Bruce White 9. Paul Dues 10. Rodney Hurst (DNF) 11. Dean Jacobs (DNS)

A-Main Results (30-Laps) 1. Chris Andrews 2. Brian Lay 3. Caleb Helms 4. Byron Reed 5. Bryan Sebetto 6. Cap Henry 7. Cole Duncan 8. Caleb Griffith 9. Jim Nier 10. Stuart Brubaker 11. Dain Naida 12. Stuart Williams 13. Travis Philo 14. Duane Zablocki 15. Brandon Martin 16. Taylor Ferns 17. Todd Heller 18. Jody Keegan 19. Jamie Veal 20. Cale Thomas

History Note:

The Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service last hit the racing surface back on Friday and Saturday, June 13th & 14th (Night #8 & Night #9 of 2014 schedule); hosting events at the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. Chris Andrews, the current F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series point leader, was the F.A.S.T. main event winner at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio back on Friday evening, June 13th. Brian Lay, the only repeat F.A.S.T. winner thus far in 2014 entering the current weekend, earned the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series victory at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio back on Saturday, June 14th. Both of Lay’s F.A.S.T. victories in 2014 took place at Fremont Speedway.

Looking Ahead:

The action-packed holiday weekend continues for the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series on Saturday evening, July 5th at Fremont Speedway. The 2014 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service will then take a weekend off before returning to action on Friday and Saturday, July 18th & 19th; once again sanctioning Friday and Saturday night events at the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. The F.A.S.T. ‘410’ sprinters will visit Attica Raceway Park on Friday evening, July 18th for a $3,000 pay day; all before paying a visit to the Fremont Speedway on Saturday, July 19th. The July 18th/19th weekend will go in the books as Night’s #12 and #13 of the 2014 F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series schedule.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2014 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title point fund:

Kistler Racing Products, KS Sales & Service, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, JD Automotive, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Synder’s Floor Covering, Goofy Golf, Scott’s Lawn Care, Buffalo Wild Wings, Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

Also, a very special thanks to all of our contingency award sponsors:

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Henry Motorsports, Productive Tools & Equipment, Hinchman Indy Racewear, OC Shocks, Kear's Speed Shop, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Linder's Speed Equipment, Outerwears Performance Products, Pro Shocks, R2C Performance Products, Rod End Supply, Saldana Racing Products, Ti22 Performance, Weld Racing Wheels, Hoosier Racing Tires, J&J Auto Racing and Golden Graphics & Design.

 

 

JO JO HELBERG EARNS THRILLING WINCHESTER VICTORY IN ROUND 2 OF KING OF THE WING SPRINT CAR SHOOT OUT

WINCHESTER, Ind. (July 4, 2014) – Continuing his recent hot streak, Jo Jo Helberg earned his fourth consecutive Sprint Car victory and second straight with the King of the Wing Sprint Car Shoot Out at Winchester (IN) Speedway on Friday, July 4.

In a daring move, Helberg passed Troy DeCaire on the final lap to earn the victory with Kyle Edwards finishing in third position. Fourth went to five-time Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints Champion Jason Blonde with Aaron Pierce rounding out the top five.

“I didn't know about being conservative or running hard with 40 laps at Winchester. When the opportunities came, I took them,” said race winner Jo Jo Helberg. “I thought the lead would be the safest place to be. Troy (DeCaire) stuck a nose underneath me one time, and gave me a wakeup call to pick it up. When he made that last move, I was caught in lapped traffic. Unfortunately I got held up and fell to second and knew I had it run it wide open to win. I was going to make the pass or hit the fence and was willing to take that chance. I really wanted to win at Winchester. We are going to work on the car tonight and get ready for Grundy County.”

After a feature inversion of the top six qualifiers, Jason Blonde and Garrett Green led the starting field to the green flag with Blonde getting the jump and pacing the opening lap. On the second go-round Green drove underneath Blonde for the race lead as DeCaire, Edwards and Helberg followed. DeCaire was able to advance to second position with Helberg soon following climbing to third position with Edwards in fourth and Blonde fifth in the running order. On the fifth circuit, Billy Wease spun in turn 4. Just prior to the caution, Helberg snuck by DeCaire to grab the runner-up spot.

When racing action resumed, Green retained the lead but had Helberg all over him. After several attempts to take over the lead, Helberg then took command of the field on lap nine. Green then dropped off the pace and headed to the pit area with DeCaire up to second and Edwards running in third. DeCaire and Edwards began to close on the leading machine of Helberg as fourth through sixth was Pierce, Blonde and Davey Hamilton Jr.

As Helberg and DeCaire battled hard for position, DeCaire was unable to complete the inside pass for the lead. He then regrouped and made an incredible pass in turn 3 to take the lead with about three circuits remaining as Helberg got held up in lapped traffic.

Once Helberg cleared the lapped machines he began to close on DeCaire and the duo was running on the extreme limit the final two circuits. On the last lap Helberg didn’t lift and was able to get around DeCaire for the thrilling victory. Kyle Edwards completed the podium with Blonde and Pierce filling out the top five.

In preliminary action, heat race victories went to DeCaire, Pierce and Helberg. During Hamilton Trucking Qualifying, Jo Jo Helberg bested the 20-car field with a quick time of 13.926 seconds at 135.379 mph.

The King of the Wing Sprint Car Shoot Out is back in action at Grundy County (IL) Speedway on Saturday, July 5.

For More information on the King of the Wing Sprint Car Shoot Out, visit www.kingofthewing.net. For more series information on the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints, visit www.SuperSprints.com.

- www.SuperSprints.com -

 

 

Don Droud Jr. Scores Sprint Invaders State Fair Speedway Win

Des Moines, IA - There were plenty of fireworks on the speedway Thursday night and soon after Don Droud Jr. celebrated his Brockway Mechanical and Roofing Sprint Invaders win in victory lane there were fireworks over the State Fair Speedway as well to kickoff the Independence Day weekend. It was the first career win with the Invaders for the veteran driver from Lincoln, Nebraska, who was in the right place at the right after misfortune struck others in the series' first ever visit to Des Moines.

Bad luck took out two top contenders even before feature time as heat race winner Dave Hall spun into the infield retaining wall on the opening lap of the Budweiser "King of Beers" Shake Up Dash to end his night. And then a few laps later in that race the motor let go on the Bragg Ag Drainage #73 of Dustin Selvage relegating him to being a spectator for the rest of the evening as well.

Two drivers from suburbs of the capital city, Matt Moro and Carson McCarl would bring the field to green for the twenty-lap main event with Moro racing off to the lead on the opening lap and Dash winner Billy Balog quickly moving to second. As the leaders raced through turns three and four for the second time though, Balog slowed with mechanical issues and at that same moment on the back stretch a two car tangle left Mitchell Alexander sideways while Dave Getchell got upside down to bring out the red flag.

With Balog, who was driving the Jimmy Davies owned #99 tonight, now sidelined another top contender was off the list of potential winners as Moro brought the field back to green for the restart. However, before another lap could be scored hometown driver C.J. Houseman went for a tumble in turn four that saw him go up and over the wall in turn two. "The Headhunter" was out of the car quickly under his own power which was a huge relief for the crowd who feared the worst after watching the #80x Sprint Car shed its top wing and leave the ballpark.

On the following restart current Sprint Invaders point leader Jon Agan drove to the inside of Moro in turn one to swipe the lead, but when Agan bobbled for a split second in turn four that allowed Moro to regain the lead as the field finally scored lap number two. Now racing under green flag conditions Moro opened up a solid advantage until the mid-race mark when Agan closed the gap quickly as the leader started to deal with lapped traffic.

After scoring lap eleven Agan again pulled a slider on Moro going into turn one, but Matt was able to counter out of turn two and retain the lead for lap twelve. As the leaders again raced hard into turn one the following lap Kelly Graham spun to a halt on the cushion of turn two, right where Moro was charging hard and the race leader was unable to avoid the stopped car of Graham. The impact was solid sending Moro for a tumble and badly damaging Graham's ride as well and once again the crowd held its breath until the announcement came that both drivers had crawled out of their cars uninjured.

Agan would now inherit the lead for the restart, but during the red flag cleanup the left front tire went flat on his #4 car. Knowing that under Sprint Invader rules if he went to the pits to change it he would be done for the night, the current point leader decided to give it a try and see if he could salvage a good finish by driving on three good tires over the final eight laps. With Agan limping a bit on the bottom, Don Droud Jr. flew around him on the top side of turn one to take the lead and the driver of the Casey's General Stores #2 was not about to look back as he cruised that final four miles around the historic half-mile oval to victory. Defending Sprint Invaders champion Russ Hall avoided the bad luck that has plagued him during most of this year's schedule to finish second while the winner of the B-Main, Josh Schneiderman came from sixteenth to finish third. Mike Houseman Jr. had another solid run in the fourth spot while if Agan does go on to win his first Sprint Invaders point title he will be able to look back to this night where he somehow muscled his disabled mount in for fifth.

Carson McCarl took the sixth spot, Tony Shilling was seventh, and Josh Higday who was subbing for Chris Martin in the #44 tonight was eighth. Ninth went to Jerrod Schneiderman while central Illinois driver Bret Triplett completed the top ten.

Next up on the schedule for the Brockway Mechanical and Roofing Sprint Invaders will be a visit to the annual Cedar County Fair in Tipton, Iowa, on Friday night July 11th.

Results - Iowa State Fairgrounds Speedway (Thursday July 3, 2014)

A-Main - 1. Don Droud Jr., Lincoln NE 2. Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill 3. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington 4. Mike Houseman Jr., Des Moines 5. Jon Agan, Knoxville 6. Carson McCarl, Altoona 7. Tony Shilling, Knoxville 8. Josh Higday, Des Moines 9. Jerrod Schneiderman, West Burlington 10. Bret Tripplett, Lincoln IL 11. Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill 12. Stacey Alexander, Lacona 13. Harold Pohren, Lowell 14. Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville 15. Matt Moro, Polk City 16. Kelly Graham, Collins 17. C.J. Houseman, Des Moines 18. Billy Balog, Union Grove WI 19. Dave Getchell, Sperry 20. Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville

Advanced Plumbing and Mechanical Heat One - 1. Dave Hall, Des Moines 2. Balog 3. R. Hall 4. Tripplett 5. Jerrod Schneiderman 6. Josh Schneiderman 7. Higday 8. Pohren 9. Tim Moore, Rock Island IL

Huston Land Improvement Heat Two - 1. Agan 2. McCarl 3. M. Houseman 4. Shilling 5. Getchell 6. Phillips 7. M. Alexander 8. Graham

Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants Heat Three - 1. Moro 2. Dustin Selvage, Indianola 3. Droud. 4. C.J. Houseman 5. Johnson 6. Paul Nienheiser, Chapin IL 7. S. Alexander 8. Antony Guiffre, Newton

Budweiser "King of Beers" Shake Up Dash - 1. Balog 2. Agan 3. Moro 4. McCarl 5. Selvage 6. D. Hall

B-Main - 1. Josh Schneiderman 2. Phillips 3. Higday 4. S. Alexander 5. M. Alexander 6. Graham 7. Nienheiser 8. Pohren DNS: Guiffre and Moore

Contingencies:

Hard Charger - Josh Schneiderman +11

Weld Racing - Kelly Graham

Mountain Dew Kick Start - Sawyer Phillips

Saldana Racing Products - Bret Tripplett

Pyrotect - Austin Johnson

Next Event: Friday July 11th, Cedar County Fair, Tipton, Iowa

 

 

Atomic Speedway

THE NIGHT THE STARS COME OUT JULY 3, 2014

Blaney Claims All-Star Win/Oliver Awesome in AMRA Lates

Ebert Again in Octane Mods

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-The tradition of the "Night the Stars Come Out" lived up to its billing as a huge crowd, great racing, and high speeds helped kick off the Fourth of July weekend at Brad McCown's Atomic Speedway Thursday night, July 3rd. Claiming the big win in the 30-lap UNOH All-Star Circuit of Champions 410 sprint cars was Cortland, Ohio's Dale Blaney, while local star Greggie Oliver, Jackson, Ohio brought home the $5,000 win in the Gullion Enterprises AMRA Late Model 40-lap event. Lake Shore, Minnesota driver, Dan Ebert claimed the 20-lap AMRA Advanced Services Octane Modified feature, his third of the year at Atomic.

The STARS did indeed 'come out' Thursday and amid clearing skies shined brightly on all the hard work that Brad McCown and crew have put into Atomic Speedway.

There will be no racing this Saturday due to Thursday's mid-week show, however, the next race at Atomic will be the UMP Summer Nationals "Hell Tour" for Late Models and Modifieds with Street Stocks on Wednesday July 16. The next Saturday night race will follow just three days later on July 19.

Dale Blaney is on a hot-streak, winning five of his last seven races with the All-Star Circuit of Champions. For a time, it appeared Tim Shaffer would extinguish the Blaney hot streak in the 410 sprint main, but the traditional low-rider used multiple grooves to swoop past third place Travis Philo, then after a three-lap tango make Shaffer his victim.

Shaffer had started on the pole and had easy sailing until lapped traffic became a factor just past the first one-third of the race. Travis Philo began to reel in Shaffer and challenged for the lead on multiple occasions. Chad Kenemah had an early burst of speed on the bottom of the track, but ran out of moisture in what looked to be a charge to the front.

Outside pole-sitter Danny Holtgraver anchored down a top four, at one point dropping out of the chase before surging back at the midway mark to challenge Philo for third. After Blaney waltzed past Philo the trio passed the flagstand under a blanket in 1-2-3 fashion. Blaney dove low past Shaffer into turn one and Shaffer came back with cross-over move, only to have the speeding Blaney make his final pass on the backchute for the lead and eventual win.

"Tony (Kennedy) and George (Fisher) make my job easy," said Blaney in victory lane. "I just go out and drive. The car was flawless tonight. I got a pretty good start and just kept up my momentum. We are really good on momentum tracks right now."

"We would have liked to have won," said a soft spoken Shaffer. "But Dale is in a groove. We had a good car, but he was a little better tonight. This is a good run for our team...I just wish we could have figured out a way to win it."

"We had a good car tonight," said 3rd place finisher Travis Philo. "I wish we had a clear track ahead, but traffic hurt us tonight. I wish I could have got by Tim (Shaffer) earlier. On a clear track we were fast, but things got tight in traffic."

Rounding out the top ten were 14K-Dale Blaney[7]; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[1]; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[4]; 4. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[2]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[9]; 6. 49-Cole Duncan[12]; 7. 63-Chad Kemenah[10]; 8. 4-Danny Smith[5]; 9. 84-Jimmy Stinson[3]; and 10. 60C-Kory Crabtree[15]. Nathan Skaggs was the hard-charger, advancing 13 positions from a 24th place start to 11th. (An official All-Star release will follow)

In the AMRA Late Model main veteran Delmas Conley, Wheelersburg, Ohio jumped into the early lead over outside pole sitter Greggie Oliver. Conley led the next 38 laps virtually uncontested. The veteran Conley, a National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame driver, appeared to be on a rail--straight and fast. The senior speedster was the class of the field by a long shot until his mount stumbled coming out of turn four on the 38th circuit.

Initial reports were that Conley's car suffered an ignition problem, however, at press time those reports were not confirmed.

Conley's misfortune was Oliver's treasure as the Jackson Ironman --aka, the 'Pickle City Hustla" --inherited the lead and charged on to the five-grand victory.

"I was pumped to be in second, then I looked up and I was like number one on the scoreboard," said an excited Oliver. "I don't know what happened to Delmas."

While Conley charged to at least a ten-car length lead much of the race and even a larger stretch of turf at the end of a 28-lap run, action became heated back in the pack.

Despite Conley's domination, Oliver was strong as well, fending off the charges of Jackie Boggs much of the race. Oliver repelled earlier challenges from the rest of the field amid a field of 'shooting stars'. Rod Conley settled in around 5th and 6th for the early portions of the race, before lighting a fire in his Rocket the last one-third of the race.

Super-heated battles developed among 'No Fear' Chris Garnes, Jeremy Berwanger, Insane Duane Chamberlain, Brandon Kinzer, Dustin Linville, and Rod Conley. That side-by-side racing, sometimes displaying door-rubbing precision, highlighted the action. Berwanger suffered mechanical woes early and went to the infield.

The latter part of the race, Garnes was perhaps the fastest car on the track, but the defending AMRA champ developed a push in a mad rush high against the wall. Garnes nearly pulled off a pass of Boggs for third, then scrubbed the first turn wall and lost some momentum, allowing Conley and Chamberlain an opportunity to blow by. Garnes reclaimed 5th from Chamberlain as Dustin Linville fell off the pace with a flat tire, and the Garnes-Conley battle rekindled.

When Conley's mount waivered, the rest of the field seemed to step up their pace as a hefty payday lay in wait for the winner. Oliver remained fast and smooth in stifling Boggs' late race advances and roared on to the win.

"Yes, I was pumped to be in second...just happy to be there. I looked up and I was number one on the scoreboard and couldn't believe it," asserted a dismayed Oliver. "I don't know what happened to Delmas, but this is great making it here to victory lane."

"I'd like to thank My Dad, brother Brandon, my crew and sponsors. Over the years, Ralph Seymour helped me a lot when I didn't have anything to drive; in fact this one of his old cars. It really is an old car, but I like it. I'm sure Ralph would be proud."

Rounding out the top ten were Greggie Oliver, Jackie Boggs, Rod Conley, Chris Garnes, Duane Chamberlain, Brandon Kinzer, Zach Dohm, Kevin Wagner, J.T. Conley, and Kenneth Howell. Ken Howell was the hard charger starting 20th and finished 10th.

In the AMRA Octane Modified/Advanced Services Modified main, Dan Ebert scored his third Atomic feature of the year. The driver of the Artic Cat #60 Impressive race cars made his trek look easy in picking up the $1,000 payday. Ebert got the jump on pole-sitter J.P. Roberts and began to pedal away from the pack.

On lap three Dave Fireball Pinkerton crossed up in turn two and collected several cars, all with casual contact. Pinkerton made a great recovery despite losing several positions in the mele, and all other cars continued. It wasn't clear whether Kenny Johnson was involved in the fray, but on the same lap Johnson broke a left front tire rod and tried to manhandle his mount for the next couple laps before going pitside. Pinkerton suffered a similar fate.

Eighth place starter--doing double duty--Greggie Oliver quickly blitzed from 8th place to third over Tim Tribby. With another bonsai move Oliver dove past Roberts in to second. Roberts and Tribby battled for the duration, then shared the firefight with an oncoming 9th place starter Shawn Holiday. Philip Bapst got into the mix with a 10th to 5th place drive before settling for sixth. The "STARS" in the star-studded field was exemplified by a 16th place start from veteran Dave McWilliams. McWilliams was the race hard charger with a drive to 7th place, an advancement of 9 positions.

When the dew had settled on the victory lane signage, Ebert again brought home the big win.

Rounding out the top ten were Dan Ebert, Greggie Oliver, Shawn Holiday, Tim Tribby, J.P. Roberts, Phillip Bapst, David McWilliams, Derrick Smith, former champs Rick Hensley, and Brian Whiteman.

"This track is so fun, so racy, one of my favortie race tracks," said Ebert. "I love coming here. It was a little slick tonight, but fast all over the track. Thanks to the fans for coming out tonight. I am blessed to be here and blessed to be working with Jackie (Boggs). He knows so much about these race cars. I am fortunate to have been able to work with him."

The UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour rolls into Atomic July 16 for a $5,000 to win event. Some of the top super late model drivers from around the Midwest will be on hand to battle it out on the high banked three-eighths mile dirt oval.

Atomic Speedway will be near the end of the 33 race 'Hell Tour' schedule that is set over a span of just 39 days.

The Summit UMP DIRTcar Modified Nationals will also be competing on this night with one of their 30 nights of scheduled competition. Some of the top modified drivers from the Midwest will join Atomic's stellar lineup of modifieds as they compete for the $1,000 top prize.

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

Coming Events!

July 16- HELL TOUR LATE MODELS $5,000 TO WIN, HELL TOUR MODIFIEDS $1,000 to win, Street Stocks

July 19- AMRA LATE MODELS $3,000 TO WIN, AMRA Modifieds, Sport Mods, Street Stocks

THE SUMMARY:

PINE TREE TOWING AND RECOVERY

All- Star Sprints (31)

Atomic Speedway - 7/3/2014

UNOH Night/Night the Stars Come Out

All Star Circuit of Champions (31 Cars)

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 11.520; 2. 84-Jimmy Stinson, 11.737; 3. 5T-Travis Philo, 11.839; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 11.862; 5. 45-Tim Shaffer, 11.882; 6. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 11.887; 7. 49-Cole Duncan, 11.901; 8. 4-Danny Smith, 11.946; 9. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 11.971; 10. 14K-Dale Blaney, 11.973; 11. 22-Ryan Broughton, 12.016; 12. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.079; 13. 63-Chad Kemenah, 12.081; 14. 4X-Eddie Slone, 12.119; 15. 40I-Mark Imler, 12.120; 16. 60C-Kory Crabtree, 12.156; 17. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.181; 18. 40-Caleb Helms, 12.218; 19. 99-Todd Kane, 12.259; 20. 23-Jimmy Light, 12.355; 21. A97-Aaron Higgins, 12.421; 22. 41-Randy Fink, 12.492; 23. 25AU-Jack Lee, 12.563; 24. 92-Sam Ashworth, 12.582; 25. 59-Bryan Nuckles, 12.699; 26. 45C-Mark Coleman, 12.702; 27. 3F-Brandy Bower, 12.707; 28. 22D-Josh Davis, 12.798; 29. 83X-Nate Reeser, 12.911; 30. 3FX-Dean Kester, 13.774; 31. 2-Nathan Skaggs, 99.999

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[4] ; 2. 63-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 5. A97-Aaron Higgins[1] ; 6. 55F-Taylor Ferns[6] ; 7. 83X-Nate Reeser[8] ; 8. 59-Bryan Nuckles[7]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 14K-Dale Blaney[4] ; 2. 40-Caleb Helms[2] ; 3. 84-Jimmy Stinson[6] ; 4. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 5. 4X-Eddie Slone[3] ; 6. 41-Randy Fink[1] ; 7. 3FX-Dean Kester[8] ; 8. 45C-Mark Coleman[7]

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

1. 99-Todd Kane[2] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[6] ; 3. 22-Ryan Broughton[4] ; 4. 40I-Mark Imler[3] ; 5. 2-Nathan Skaggs[8] ; 6. 25AU-Jack Lee[1] ; 7. 3F-Brandy Bower[7] ; 8. 49-Cole Duncan[5]

Heat 4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 2. 92-Sam Ashworth[1] ; 3. 23-Jimmy Light[2] ; 4. 22D-Josh Davis[7] ; 5. 4-Danny Smith[5] ; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[6] ; 7. 60C-Kory Crabtree[3]

Dash - Howard Johnson Hotel - Lima, OH (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 45-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 2. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 3. 84-Jimmy Stinson[3] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 5. 4-Danny Smith[5] ; 6. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[6]

B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 49-Cole Duncan[3] ; 2. 60C-Kory Crabtree[4] ; 3. 55F-Taylor Ferns[1] ; 4. 25AU-Jack Lee[6] ; 5. 41-Randy Fink[5] ; 6. 59-Bryan Nuckles[7] ; 7. 45C-Mark Coleman[8] ; 8. 83X-Nate Reeser[10] ; 9. 3FX-Dean Kester[11] ; 10. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[2] ; 11. 3F-Brandy Bower[9]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (30 Laps)

1. 14K-Dale Blaney[7]; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[1]; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[4]; 4. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[2]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[9]; 6. 49-Cole Duncan[12]; 7. 63-Chad Kemenah[10]; 8. 4-Danny Smith[5]; 9. 84-Jimmy Stinson[3]; 10. 60C-Kory Crabtree[15]; 11. 2-Nathan Skaggs[24]; 12. 4X-Eddie Slone[13]; 13. 55F-Taylor Ferns[11]; 14. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[6]; 15. 40-Caleb Helms[17]; 16. 57X-Andrew Palker[16]; 17. 22D-Josh Davis[23]; 18. 23-Jimmy Light[19]; 19. 92-Sam Ashworth[22]; 20. A97-Aaron Higgins[20]; 21. 99-Todd Kane[18]; 22. 40I-Mark Imler[14]; 23. 25AU-Jack Lee[21]; 24. 22-Ryan Broughton[8]

Hard Charger: 2-Nathan Skaggs[+13]

Feature:

GULLION ENTERPRISES AMRA LATE MODELS (27)

Fast Time: Delmas Conley 14:306

Heat One- Delmas Conley, Jeremy Berwanger, Rod Conley, Brandon Kinzer, Kevin Wagner, J.T. Conley, Keith Sansom, Steve Weigle, Mike Taylor

Heat Two-Jackie Boggs, Dustin Linville, Mark Frazier, Billy Guillon, Paul Davis, Freddie Carpenter, Curtis Deisenroth, Mick Sansom, Brandon Conkel

Heat Three-Greggie Oliver, Chris Garnes, Duane Chamberlain, Zach Dohm, John Whitney, Kenneth Howell, Andy Bond, Avery Taylor, Daniel Kattine

B-Main : Freddie Carpenter, J.T. Conley, Andy Bond, Curtis Deisenroth, Ken Howells, Mick Sansom, Keith Sansom, Avery Taylor, Steve Weigle, Daniel Kattine, Mike Taylor, Brandon Conkle.

Feature: Greggie Oliver, Jackie Boggs, Rod Conley, Chris Garnes, Duane Chamberlain, Brandon Kinzer, Zach Dohm, Kevin Wagner, J.T. Conley, Kenneth Howell, Billy Guillon,John Whitney, Delmas Conley, Dustin Linville, Andy Bond, Curtis Deisenroth, Paul Davis, Mark Frazier, Jeremy Berwanger, Freddie Carpenter.

ADVANCE SERVICES H & C AMRA MODIFIEDS ( 22)

Fast Time: Fireball Pinkerton 15:722

Heat One-Kenny Johnson, Dave Pinkerton, Tim Tribby, Phillip Bapst, Roy Roush, David McWilliams, Mike Long, Jeff Surber

Heat Two- Dan Ebert, J.P. Roberts, Greggie Oliver, Jason Cottrill, Donnie Miller, Derrick Smith, Seth Daniels

Heat Three- Brian Whiteman, Rick Hensley, Shawn Holiday, Brandon Oliver, Brian Moore, Bob Crace, Jr., Rick Shutts

Feature: Dan Ebert, Greggie Oliver, Shawn Holiday, Tim Tribby, J.P. Roberts, Phillip Bapst, David McWilliams, Derrick Smith, Rick Hensley, Brian Whiteman, Donnie Miller, Bob Crace, Jr., Rick Shutts, Brian Moore, Roy Roush, Jason Cottrill, Brandon Oliver, Kenny Johnson, David Pinkerton, Mike Long, Seth Daniels.

 

 

Double X Speedway California, MO July 3, 2014

By: Dean Reichel

For Immediate Release--

The Independence Day Weekend of racing kicked off at Double X Speedway Thursday night with the opening round of the ASCS Warrior Region Red, White and Blue Tour. If the racing on opening night is any indication, Missouri Sprint Car Fans are in for a great weekend of racing. With 31 of the regions top stars on tap things shaped up to be quite interesting. The four qualifying heat races gave fans a chance to pick their favorites in some exciting preliminary racing. The first heat was brought to the green by Northwest Missouri veterans JR Topper and Randy Hibbs. After the initial start was waved off, Hibbs took to the high line and earned the victory over Topper, Harli White and Corey Nelson. The second heat saw a battle between Jonathan Cornell and Brandon Hanks with Cornell taking the lead as the white flag was waved only to have Hanks pull a slide job in turn 3 making contact with Cornell but Hanks held on for the victory. Cornell was able to gather his machine and claim second with Randy Martin and Tyler Blank third and fourth.The third heat was all Kyle Bellm, claiming the victory with Josh Fisher second, Chris Morgan third and Sean McClelland fourth. The final heat race was taken by local veteran Lanny Carpenter with Paul Solomon second, Curtis Boyer third and Matt Close fourth. The top eight driver in passing points would redraw for their starting position in the main event. After the redraw Josh Fisher and Randy Hibbs would make up the front row.

For the 30 lap main event Fisher and Hibbs led the field to green and after two failed starts, the first yellow would see Chris Morgan and Randy Martin getting together in turn one and Martin would retire to the pit area. A second yellow for Harli White would regroup the field once more. Randy Hibbs would lead lap one with Fisher moving by to take the top spot on lap two. Fisher's turn at the point would last until lap six when Jonathan Cornell would use the top shelf in turns three and four to take Jove rthe lead. Cornell would do battle with lapped traffic with Fisher closing and challenging until lap 22 when Kyle Bellm moved into second and began to reel in the fleet Cornell. At the checkered it was Cornell, Bellm, Fisher, Sean McClelland and Evan Martin rounding out the top five. Zach Chappell, Jay Russell, Harli White, Brandon Hanks and Lanny Carpenter would finish sixth through tenth. Martin, Chappell and Russell made impressive runs from the back of the starting grid as the qualified through the B Main event. Russell was the winner of the B with Martin, Chappell and Corey Nelson also transferring.

The largest field of 600cc Micro Sprints ever at Double X was on hand with 27 cars starting the main event. Scott Hathman of Columbia led the event from the drop of the green to take the victory but was pressured by several drivers through out the duration. Ryan Marsch was pressuring Hathman until a restart after a red flag on lap 15. At the checkered Hathman was followed by Dwayne Benson, Quinton Benson, Jordan Howell, and Marsch completing the top five. Sixth was Nick Schaefer, seventh went to Brian Lunsford, Dean Hathman was eighth, Ayrton Gennetten ninth and Kyle Schlotz was tenth. Heat races were won by Schlotz, Scott Hathman, Dwayne Benson and Marsch.

The Street Stock class put on an entertaining race with Derek Henson only leading one lap but it was the one that counted the most as he led the field under the checkered. Following Henson to the stripe was Dale Berry, John Clancy, Curt Turpin and Harlan Dowell. Heat races were won by D. Henson and Chris Dunham.

Will Register was finally able to bag a victory in the Hobby Stock division this season as he out dueled Gage Wineland for the victory. Kevin Prall was third Chuck Coffey fourth and AJ Wirts completed the top five.

Double X will anchor the end of the ASCS Warrior Red White and Blue tour with racing action again on Sunday night. Street Stock, Hobby Stock and 600cc Micro Sprints will also be on the card to wrap up the weekend. The parking lot will open early for tailgating or you may wish to participate in the inaugural "Turn 1 Up and Coming Young Driver" Washer Board Tournament in memory of Cory Weirman. Sign-up begins at 10:00 with the tournament starting at 11:00. For more information on this, contact Kara Korte at 573-645-4852. For more information on the races at Double-X call 573-796-4694 or look us up on Facebook.

Results-- ASCS Warrior SPrint Cars (31 cars)

Feature Event--(30 laps) 1. 28-Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia; 2. 86-Kyle Bellm, Nixa; 3. 72X-Josh Fisher, Jefferson City; 4. 1-Sean McClelland, Verdigris,OK; 5. 4-Evan Martin, California; 6. 00-Zach Chappell, Talala,OK; 7. 76-Jay Russell, Elwood,KS; 8. 17W-Harli White, Lindsay,OK; 9. 3H-Brandon Hanks, Burleson,TN; 10. 24C-Lanny Carpenter, Clarksburg, MO; 11. 75-Tyler Blank, California; 12. 92J-JR Topper, St. Joseph; 13. 34-Corey Nelson, Eugene; 14. 2A-Randy Hibbs, Savannah; 15. 81A-Chris Morgan, Topeka,KS; 16. 50-Keoni Texeira, Honolulu, HI; 17. 72-Curtis Boyer, New Haven (DNF); 18. 5-Matt Close, LaMonte (DNF); 19. 7A-Paul Solomon, Victoria, AUS (DNF); 20. 14-Randy Martin, California (DNF).

B Feature--(12 laps) 1. Russell; 2. E. Martin; 3. Chappell; 4. Nelson; 5. 1X-Brad Ryun, Higginsville; 6. 89-Todd McVay, Grain Valley; 7. 49-Tyler Elliott, California; 8. 24S-Ricky Stangl, Lees Summit; 9. 18X-Nathan Ryun, Higginsville; 10. 75X-Broc Elliott, California; 11.10-Will Register, Sedalia; 12. XX-AJ Wirts, California; 13. 31-Bryan Grimes, Slater; 14. 0H-Brian Hatlestad, Bella Vista, AR; 15. 65-TJ Muths, Sedalia, (DNS)

Heat 1--(8laps) 1. Hibbs; 2. Topper; 3. White; 4. Nelson; 5. Russell; 6. McVay; 7. Register; 8. Muths (DNS) Heat 2--(8laps) 1. Hanks; 2. Cornell; 3. R. Martin; 4. Blank; 5. Chappell; 6. T. Elliott; 7. B. Elliott; 8. N. Ryun Heat 3--(8laps) 1. Bellm; 2. Fisher; 3. Morgan; 4. McClelland; 5. Grimes; 6. B. Ryun; 7. E. Martin Heat 4--(8laps) 1. Carpenter; 2. Solomon; 3. Boyer; 4. Close; 5. Texeira; 6. Hatlestad; 7. Stangl

Street Stocks--(9 cars, 15 laps) 1. 27D-Derek Henson, Russellville; 2. 05-Dale Berry, Tuscumbia; 3. 8-John Clancy, California; 4. 15-Curt Turpin, Jefferson City; 5. 29-Harlan Dowell, Tipton; 6. 10-Steve Beach, Eldon; 7. 31C-Cole Henson, Russellville; 8. 14D-Chris Dunham, California; 9.38-Jake Dent, California

Heat 1--(8laps) 1. D. Henson; 2. Berry; 3. Dowell; 4. C. Henson; 5. Dent (DNS) Heat 2--(8laps) 1. Dunham; 2. Clancy; 3. Beach; 4. Turpin

Hobby Stocks--(10 cars 12 laps) 1. 77-Will Register, Sedalia; 2. 4-Gage WIneland, Syracuse; 3. 14-Kevin Prall, Sedalia; 4. 171-Chuck Coffey, Windsor; 5. XX-AJ Wirts, California; 6. X-Tucker Woodard, California; 7. 4A-Laura Atkinson, ELdon; 8. 2X-Rudy Wirts, California; 9. 88-Rodger Deatherage, WIndsor; 10. 11- Mike Schrader, Sedalia (DNS)

Heat 1 (6 laps) 1. Register; 2. Atkinson; 3. R. Wirts; 4. Schrader (DNF); 5. Deatherage (DNF) Heat 2 (6laps) 1. Prall[ 2. Wine; 3. Woodard; 4. AJ Wirts; 5. Coffey

600cc Micro Sprints Feature (27 cars 20 laps) 1. 56-Scott Hathman, Columbia; 2. 35B-Dwayne Benson, Sweet Springs; 3. 15B-Quinton Benson, Sweet Springs; 4. 3J-Jordan Howell, Columbia; 5. 2R-Ryan Marsch, Jefferson City; 6. 9S-Nick Schaefer, Marshall; 7. 8-Brian Lunsford, Marshall; 8. 56H-Dean Hathman, Columbia; 9. 44-Ayrton Gennetten, Versailles; 10. 749-Kyle Schlotz, Jefferson City; 11. 98P-Miles Paulus, Marshall; 12. 7JR-Kameron Key; Warrensburg; 13. 3G-Garett Williamson, Columbia; 14. 75A-Travis Arnold, Pilot Grove; 15. 63- Kyle Houston, Sedalia; 16. 88-Jimmy Dowell, Wooldridge; 17. 3TK-Tyler Key, Marshall; 18. 15-Kaitlin Boland, Columbia; 19. 55B-Bailey Berthelson, Grain Valley; 20. 28-Gunner Ramey, Sedalia; 21. 12N-Ron Narron, Marshall; 22. 37-Ethan Green, Wooldridge; 23. 26B-Nick Rasa, Sedalia; 24. 05-Drew Shively, Columbia; 25. 22L-Marty Ballenger, Malta Bend; 26. 93-John Simpson; Sedalia; 27. 75S-Arron SMith, Houstonia

Heat 1 (8laps) 1. Schlotz; 2. Howell; 3. Lunsford; 4. Narron; 5. T. Key; 6. Boland; 7. Houston Heat 2 (8laps) 1. S. Hathman; 2. Schaefer; 3. Q. Benson; 4. Smith; 5. Dowell; 6. Berthelson; 7. Simpson Heat 3 (8laps) 1. D. Benson; 2. D. Hathman; 3. Gennetten; 4. K. Key; 5. Arnold; 6. Williamson; 7. Ballenger Heat 4 (8laps) 1. Marsch; 2. Paulus; 3. Shively; 4. Rasa; 5. Ramey; 6. Green (DNS)

Results-- ASCS Warrior Sprint Cars (31 cars)

Feature Event--(30 laps) 1. 28-Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia; 2. 86-Kyle Bellm, Nixa; 3. 72X-Josh Fisher, Jefferson City; 4. 1-Sean McClelland, Verdigris,OK; 5. 4-Evan Martin, California; 6. 00-Zach Chappell, Talala,OK; 7. 76-Jay Russell, Elwood,KS; 8. 17W-Harli White, Lindsay,OK; 9. 3H-Brandon Hanks, Burleson,TN; 10. 24C-Lanny Carpenter, Clarksburg, MO; 11. 75-Tyler Blank, California; 12. 92J-JR Topper, St. Joseph; 13. 34-Corey Nelson, Eugene; 14. 2A-Randy Hibbs, Savannah; 15. 81A-Chris Morgan, Topeka,KS; 16. 50-Keoni Texeira, Honolulu, HI; 17. 72-Curtis Boyer, New Haven (DNF); 18. 5-Matt Close, LaMonte (DNF); 19. 7A-Paul Solomon, Victoria, AUS (DNF); 20. 14-Randy Martin, California (DNF).

B Feature--(12 laps) 1. Russell; 2. E. Martin; 3. Chappell; 4. Nelson; 5. 1X-Brad Ryun, Higginsville; 6. 89-Todd McVay, Grain Valley; 7. 49-Tyler Elliott, California; 8. 24S-Ricky Stangl, Lees Summit; 9. 18X-Nathan Ryun, Higginsville; 10. 75X-Broc Elliott, California; 11.10-Will Register, Sedalia; 12. XX-AJ Wirts, California; 13. 31-Bryan Grimes, Slater; 14. 0H-Brian Hatlestad, Bella Vista, AR; 15. 65-TJ Muths, Sedalia, (DNS)

Heat 1--(8laps) 1. Hibbs; 2. Topper; 3. White; 4. Nelson; 5. Russell; 6. McVay; 7. Register; 8. Muths (DNS) Heat 2--(8laps) 1. Hanks; 2. Cornell; 3. R. Martin; 4. Blank; 5. Chappell; 6. T. Elliott; 7. B. Elliott; 8. N. Ryun Heat 3--(8laps) 1. Bellm; 2. Fisher; 3. Morgan; 4. McClelland; 5. Grimes; 6. B. Ryun; 7. E. Martin Heat 4--(8laps) 1. Carpenter; 2. Solomon; 3. Boyer; 4. Close; 5. Texeira; 6. Hatlestad; 7. Stangl

 

 

Stephens Tops Valley

Grain Valley, MO(July 3, 2014)-Shaking off the bad luck that has plagued him at times this season, Josh Stephens picked up his first win of the season with the WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps on Friday night at Valley Speedway. Before a lap was in the books, fith-starting Wyatt Burks spun coming off of turn four bringing out a caution. The second attempt at green saw Mitchell Moore stop on the frontstretch with a damaged left rear wheel and John Helm spun in turn four. Moore, who had mechanical problems throughout the evening, would see his night end. On the third attempt, J.D. Black and Bob Thoman led the field to the green flag. The two battled early with Black smacking the wall on the backstretch. He would continue, but a group of drivers including Danny Thoman, Josh Stephens, and Chad Goff were able to get by him on the low side. Danny Thoman would lead lap one and before the second lap could be completed, Black rolled to a stop and his evening was over. Thoman led on the restart as he was pressured heavily by Josh Stephens. Stephens would get a great run coming off of turn four to lead lap two. Stephens would steadily increase his lead as Danny Thoman was pressured by Goff and Bob Thoman for the second spot with Chris Parkinson rounding out the top five at this point. The action would stop again with three laps in the books for Devon Huff who was stopped in turn one. He suffered too much damage and was done for the evening. Stephens took off on the restart as the Thomans, Goff, and Parkinson had a nice battle for the second through fifth spot. By lap ten, it was Stephens followed by Danny Thoman with Goff and Parkinson having a nice battle for the third spot. With Stephens steadily increasing his lead, Goff started running the high side and was able to move past Danny Thoman on lap fifteen. A lap later, Parkinson would follow. Over the next few laps, the two guys leading the WAR points had a nice battle for the second spot. Lap by lap, Stephens manuevered his Summers Farms/Stephens Automotive #09 through heavy lapped traffic and the competition had no answer for the Buckner, MO pilot who was wheeling a DRC Chassis with Gaerte power. Parkinson was able to make a last lap pass of points leader Goff for second in his Ozark Barge and Dock Service/54th Street Grill and Bar DRC with Parkinson power. Goff was a very close third in his Country Kids Daycare/B&D Racing DRC with Kercher-Mopar power. Bob Thoman was fourth in his Cars Plus Credit/Noggins Bros. Car Care DRC with Chevy power. Rounding out the top five was Taylor Walton, who charged up seven spots in his John Hillman-owned #14. Burks was able to come from the tail back to sixth after his opening lap spin. Chad Tye was seventh with Danny Thoman, Dylan Kadous, and Brandon Schure rounding out the top ten. Goff was the fast qualifier for the eveing with Parkinson, Stephens, and Burks scoring heat race wins. In heat race action, Kenny Potter and Devon Huff got together in turn three with Potter flipping. He suffered too much damage which would end the veteran driver's evening. The WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps will make their first ever appearance at the Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, MO on Saturday July 5th.

Qualifying- 1. Chad Goff, Spring Hill, KS-13.140, 2. 27-Bob Thoman, Higginsville, MO-13.328, 3. 7JR-J.D. Black, Grain Valley, MO-13.343, 4. 27X-Danny Thoman, Lexington, MO-13.410, 5. 4U-Devon Huff-Nixa, MO-13.464, 6. 88-Chad Tye, Independence, MO-13.594, 7. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO-13.600, 8. 55-Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, MO-13.605, 9. 11W-Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS-13.657, 10. 3B-Robert Black, Blue Springs, MO-13.710, 11. 09-Josh Stephens, Buckner, MO-13.793, 12. 14-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg, MO-13.878, 13. 9x-Casey Baker, Lone Jack, MO-13.948, 14. 11-Dylan Kadous, Topeka, KS-14.040, 15. 90-Brandon Schure, El Paso, TX-14.085, 16. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO-14.086, 17. 27K-Tucker Klassmeyer, Paola, KS-14.148, 18. 03-Charlie Burton, Independence, MO-14.258, 19. 12-John Helm, Kearney, MO-14.268, 20. 13-Brian Braden, Indpendence, MO-14.500, 21. 23-Brent Fasse, Independence, MO-14.570, 22. 42-Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS-16.078, 23. 51-Mitchell Moore, Edgerton, KS-26.416

1st Heat-8 laps 1. 65-Parkinson (4) 2. 9x-Baker (2) 3. 27x-D. Thoman (7) 4. 3B-R. Black (5) 5. 9-Goff (6) 6. 8-Wingate (3)-DNF 7. 23-Fasse (1)-DNF DNS:03-Burton

2nd Heat-8 laps 1. 09-Stephens (5) 2. 27K-Klassmeyer (3) 3. 11-Kadous (4) 4. 27-B. Thoman (8) 5. 12-Helm (2) 6. 42-Johnson (1) 7. 55-Potter (6)-DNF 8. 4U-Huff (7)-DNF

3rd Heat-8 laps 1. 11w-Burks (3) 2. 90-Schure (1) 3. 7JR-J.D. Black (5) 4. 14-Walton (4) 5. 88-Tye (6) 6. 13-Braden (2) DNS: 51-Moore

A-Main- 25 laps 1. 09-Stephens (7) 2. 65-Parkinson (6) 3. 9-Goff (4) 4. 27-B. Thoman (2) 5. 14-Walton (12) 6. 11w-Burks (5) 7. 88-Tye (8) 8. 27X-D. Thoman (3) 9. 11-Kadous (13) 10. 90-Schure (11) 11. 9X-Baker (9) 12. 12-Helm (15) 13. 42-Johnson (17) 14. 13-Braden (18) 15. 8-Wingate (16) 16. 4U-Huff (14)-DNF 17. 3B-R. Black (10)-DNF 18. 7JR-J.D. Black (1) 19. 51-Moore (19)-DNF DNS: 27K-Klaasmeyer, 55-Potter, 23-Fasse, 03-Burton

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

July 3, 2014

3rd Annual Bob Reynolds Memorial

RACE RESULTS

NRA (40 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 33B-Christopher Bell[4]

2. 33H-Sheldon Haudenschild[8]

3. 24-Brandon Wimmer[10]

4. 16-Ryan Ruhl[5]

5. 31-Andy Teunessen[1]

6. 12H-Tim Hunter[6]

7. 35-Ron Blair[9]

8. 22R-Kevin Roberts[7]

9. 4-Eric Smith[3]

10. 11R-Chase Ridenhour[2]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 97-Bryn Sebbetto[1]

2. 17-Jared Horstman[4]

3. 9JR-Derek Hager[9]

4. 1ST-Gary Taylor[6]

5. 38-Dennis Wagner[5]

6. 49T-Gregg Dallman[8]

7. 12-Nick Roberts[3]

8. 11-Tim Allison[10]

9. 7K-Kyle Pitts[2]

10. 9P-Parker Price Miller[7]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 10X-Dustin Stroup[1]

2. 35AU-Jamie Veal[4]

3. 6S-JR Stewart[3]

4. W20-Greg Willson[9]

5. 6-Nate Dussel[7]

6. 28H-Hud Horton[5]

7. 23M-Jack Miller[6]

8. 19-Jimmy Snead[10]

9. 87-Paul Dues[2]

10. 3G-James McFadden[8]

Heat 4 - (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 22H-Randy Hannagan[1]

2. 83-Kyle Sauder[4]

3. 2M-Dustin Daggett[3]

4. 6M-Max Stambaugh[2]

5. B20-Butch Schroeder[9]

6. 49-Shawn Dancer[7]

7. 23-Devon Dobie[8]

8. 8J-Jess Stiger[5]

9. 27-Brad Lamberson[10]

10. 11N-Ed Neumeister[6]

Dash1 - Inside Row - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature

1. 33H-Sheldon Haudenschild[1]

2. W20-Greg Willson[2]

3. 24-Brandon Wimmer[4]

4. 35AU-Jamie Veal[6]

5. 6S-JR Stewart[7]

6. 33B-Christopher Bell[3]

7. 10X-Dustin Stroup[8]

8. 16-Ryan Ruhl[5]

Dash2 - Outside Row - (6 Laps - Top - finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 1ST-Gary Taylor[2]

2. 22H-Randy Hannagan[1]

3. 9JR-Derek Hager[6]

4. 6M-Max Stambaugh[3]

5. 97-Bryn Sebbetto[4]

6. 83-Kyle Sauder[5]

7. 2M-Dustin Daggett[7]

8. 17-Jared Horstman[8]

B-Main #1 - (12 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 3G-James McFadden[12]

2. 6-Nate Dussel[2]

3. 28H-Hud Horton[4]

4. 35-Ron Blair[5]

5. 12H-Tim Hunter[3]

6. 22R-Kevin Roberts[7]

7. 31-Andy Teunessen[1]

8. 11R-Chase Ridenhour[11]

9. 19-Jimmy Snead[8]

10. 23M-Jack Miller[6]

11. 4-Eric Smith[9]

12. 87-Paul Dues[10]

B-Main #2 - (12 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. B20-Butch Schroeder[2]

2. 23-Devon Dobie[6]

3. 38-Dennis Wagner[1]

4. 49T-Gregg Dallman[3]

5. 11N-Ed Neumeister[12]

6. 8J-Jess Stiger[8]

7. 49-Shawn Dancer[4]

8. 11-Tim Allison[7]

9. 9P-Parker Price Miller[11]

10. 12-Nick Roberts[5]

11. 27-Brad Lamberson[10]

12. 7K-Kyle Pitts[9]

A-Main - (40 Laps)

1. W20-Greg Willson[3]

2. 9JR-Derek Hager[6]

3. 33H-Sheldon Haudenschild[1]

4. 35AU-Jamie Veal[7]

5. 22H-Randy Hannagan[4]

6. 24-Brandon Wimmer[5]

7. 1ST-Gary Taylor[2]

8. 33B-Christopher Bell[11]

9. 3G-James McFadden[17]

10. 6M-Max Stambaugh[8]

11. 97-Bryn Sebbetto[10]

12. 83-Kyle Sauder[12]

13. 6S-JR Stewart[9]

14. 6-Nate Dussel[19]

15. 17-Jared Horstman[16]

16. 23-Devon Dobie[18]

17. 16-Ryan Ruhl[15]

18. 10X-Dustin Stroup[13]

19. 28H-Hud Horton[20]

20. 2M-Dustin Daggett[14]

Hard Charger: 3G-James McFadden[+8]

UMP Modifieds (43 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 54-Matt Westfall[1]

2. 51-Brandon Green[4]

3. 35-Tim Cornett[3]

4. 18L-Randy Lines[7]

5. 4-Jason Kinney[5]

6. K9-Scott Gerdeman[2]

7. 20M-Josh Morton[9]

8. 112-Chris Ullery[10]

9. O1-Patrick Lyon[8]

10. 2B-Darryl Banks[11]

11. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger[6]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 7B-Jeff Babcock[1]

2. 11JS-Josh Scott[4]

3. 23J-Jeff Koz[6]

4. 18S-Ryan Sutter[7]

5. ZERO-Brent Hole[3]

6. 55JS-Jim Szekacs[2]

7. 55S-Zach Schroeder[11]

8. 40-Terry Hull[9]

9. 00K-Kyle Peterson[8]

10. 55DS-Denny Szekacs[10]

11. 20K-Bill Keeler[5]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 5X-Jerry Bowersock[4]

2. 555-Justin Coulter[2]

3. 49-Brian Ruhlman[6]

4. 1G-Devin Gilpin[11]

5. 10B-Scott Bowersock[3]

6. 65-Todd Sherman[9]

7. 17E-Lance Elson[5]

8. 10L-Nathon Loney[8]

9. O1S-Manuel Johnson[10]

10. 23W-Frank Watkins[1]

11. 4J-David Treon[7]

Heat 4 - (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. L5-Casey Luedeke[3]

2. 52-Weasel Phlipot[2]

3. 36-Brandon Vaughan[5]

4. M1G-Matt Twining[1]

5. 22T-Tony Anderson[8]

6. 93-Josh Greber[10]

7. 24-Terry Grilliot[9]

8. 10H-Brad Hess[6]

9. 79-Shane Unger[7]

10. 17X-Richard Michael Jr[4]

Dash 1 - Inside Row - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature

1. 555-Justin Coulter[1]

2. 49-Brian Ruhlman[4]

3. 1G-Devin Gilpin[8]

4. 54-Matt Westfall[7]

5. 35-Tim Cornett[5]

6. 5X-Jerry Bowersock[6]

7. 18L-Randy Lines[2]

8. 51-Brandon Green[3]

Dash 2 - Ouside Row - (6 Laps - Top - finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 7B-Jeff Babcock[3]

2. 18S-Ryan Sutter[4]

3. L5-Casey Luedeke[2]

4. 23J-Jeff Koz[6]

5. M1G-Matt Twining[5]

6. 11JS-Josh Scott[7]

7. 52-Weasel Phlipot[8]

8. 36-Brandon Vaughan[1]

B-Main #1 - (12 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. K9-Scott Gerdeman[3]

2. 10L-Nathon Loney[8]

3. 65-Todd Sherman[4]

4. 2B-Darryl Banks[11]

5. 20M-Josh Morton[5]

6. 112-Chris Ullery[7]

7. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger[13]

8. O1-Patrick Lyon[9]

9. 4-Jason Kinney[1]

10. O1S-Manuel Johnson[10]

11. 17E-Lance Elson[6]

12. 10B-Scott Bowersock[2]

B-Main #2 - (12 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 22T-Tony Anderson[2]

2. 20K-Bill Keeler[13]

3. 55JS-Jim Szekacs[3]

4. 93-Josh Greber[4]

5. ZERO-Brent Hole[1]

6. 10H-Brad Hess[8]

7. 00K-Kyle Peterson[9]

8. 79-Shane Unger[10]

9. 55S-Zach Schroeder[5]

10. 24-Terry Grilliot[6]

11. 55DS-Denny Szekacs[11]

A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. 1G-Devin Gilpin[5]

2. 7B-Jeff Babcock[2]

3. 49-Brian Ruhlman[3]

4. 54-Matt Westfall[7]

5. 555-Justin Coulter[1]

6. 22T-Tony Anderson[18]

7. 18S-Ryan Sutter[4]

8. L5-Casey Luedeke[6]

9. 11JS-Josh Scott[12]

10. 23J-Jeff Koz[8]

11. 35-Tim Cornett[9]

12. M1G-Matt Twining[10]

13. 20K-Bill Keeler[20]

14. 18L-Randy Lines[13]

15. 65-Todd Sherman[19]

16. 10L-Nathon Loney[17]

17. 52-Weasel Phlipot[14]

18. K9-Scott Gerdeman[15]

19. 5X-Jerry Bowersock[11]

20. 36-Brandon Vaughan[16]

Hard Charger: 22T-Tony Anderson[+12]

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

 

 

JO JO HELBERG WINS INAUGURAL KING OF THE WING SPRINT CAR SHOOT OUT EVENT AT TOLEDO SPEEDWAY

TOLEDO, Ohio (July 2, 2014) – California’s Jo Jo Helberg won the Hemelgarn Racing/Super Fitness Rollie Beale Classic at Toledo (OH) Speedway on Wednesday, July 2, the inaugural event in the King of the Wing Sprint Car Shoot Out promoted by Davey Hamilton along with support from the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints

Helberg powered around the outside of Florida’s Garrett Green to take the lead on the 11th circuit. He then fended off a furious challenge from Troy DeCaire before pulling away for the victory. Davey Hamilton Jr. finished in third position with Ryan Litt and Cody Gallogly filling out the top-five finishers.

“Once I got out front was just cruising and trying to take it easy. Figured if somebody showed me a nose I could fend them off. Well two people showed me a nose. When Jason (Blonde) went to the outside I picked it right back up. Then I moved up track little bit and Troy (DeCaire) came out of nowhere and cleared me with five to go. I had to run it wide open the rest of the race. I could make the moves if I had to, just tried to save the tires. I’m so glad to win at Toledo in the first King of the Wing event. This is a testament to the Helberg Motorsports team,” said feature winner Jo Jo Helberg.

With a feature inversion of eight, Green and Jason Blonde led the 19-car starting field to the green flag in the 40-lap event. Green got the jump to take the early lead with Blonde settling into second spot and Jacob Wilson running third. In the opening laps Helberg was able to get around Wilson for third. At the five-lap mark, Green had constructed a gap of 1.667 seconds over Blonde with Helberg, Wilson and Gallogly filling out the top five. One lap later sixth running Dave Baumgartner dropped off the pace and pulled to the infield.

Green continued to pull away from Blonde and Helberg until the first yellow waved on lap nine when Kevin Feeney slow dramatically in turn 4. On the restart, Helberg had a tremendous restart advancing to second around Blonde and began working on Green for the first position. He completed the pass for the lead on the 11th circuit but Green and Blonde remained close.

Just before halfway, Wilson shredded a tire and the caution flag was out. Helberg continued to pace the event with Green, Blonde, Litt and DeCaire filling out the top five.

When the race restarted Blonde got around Green using the outside grove as he was then searching for a way around Helberg. At halfway, Green dropped off the pace as Blonde continued to pursue Helberg for the race victory.

During the final 10 laps, Blonde made a final attempt to take the lead as DeCaire, Litt and Hamilton Jr. were making a move to the front. Blonde then was trying to hold on to an ill-handling car as DeCaire, Litt and Hamilton Jr. chased Helberg.

With about five to go, DeCaire pulled even with Helberg exiting turn 2. Helberg was able to hold on to the lead and then pulled away to win by 1.252 seconds over DeCaire. Hamilton Jr. earned his second consecutive third-place finish at Toledo with Litt and Gallogly filling out the top five.

In preliminary action, heat race victories went to DeCaire, Tim Cox and Helberg. DeCaire won the Hamilton Trucking Fast Qualifier Award with a lap of 12.814 seconds at 140.471 mph.

The King of the Wing Sprint Car Shoot Out is back in action at Winchester (IN) Speedway on Friday, July 4 with the Midwest swing concluding at Grundy County (IL) Speedway on Saturday, July 5.

For More information on the King of the Wing Sprint Car Shoot Out, visit www.kingofthewing.net. For more series information on the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints, visit www.SuperSprints.com.

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Koby Walters Takes First URSS Checkers in Colby

Liberal KS. young gun, Coby Walters, earned his first career URSS feature win Sunday night at Thomas County Raceway in Colby KS in convincing fashion as he dominated the 25 lap feature.

Front row Rookie of the year contenders, Jed Werner and Jeremy Huish brought the field to the green with Werner taking the early advantage and leading the first 5 laps before fifth starting Walters made his move coming out of turn two to take the lead and would never relinquish it.

Scott Cochran would overtake Werner on lap 8 to move into second and would hold that position until spinning on the 12 lap. On the restart it was Walters, Nate Berry, Steven Richardson, Werner and Jake Bubak.

Richardson would wrestle 2nd from Berry on lap 21 as would Bubak and Zach Blurton on the following lap moving 3rd and 4th. Zac Taylor would move into the top five on lap 23, but no one had anything for the high flying Walters who would cruise to his first ever feature victory.

Jake Bubak would earn Keizer Wheels Hard Charger award moving from his 10th starting spot to 3rd.

Feature results

1 Koby Walters 2 Steven Richardson 3 Jake Bubak 4 Zach Blurton 5 Zac Taylor 6 Nate Berry 7 Jed Werner 8 John Webster 9 Mark Walinder 10 Scott Cochran DNF 11 Jeremy Huish DNF 12 Kaden Taylor DNF 13 Austin McLean DNS

Heat winners Cochran, Webster

Keizer Aluminum Wheels hard charger award goes to Jake Bubak, moving up 7 spots from 10th to 3rd.

 

 

Jake Bubak takes URSS Center Stage in Dodge City

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 28, 2014) – Jake Bubak took center stage by winning a non-stop 25-lap feature at the Sixth Annual Steve King Memorial atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval on Saturday night.

Bubak made a last-corner pass of race-long leader Ray Seemann to snare the URSS Sprint Car feature win.

In the 25-lap main event, outside front row starter Ray Seemann jumped ahead of pole starter Nick Haygood for the point at the outset and led all but the final few feet.

While Seemann and Colorado’s Haygood slipped away from the field, Bubak struggled in the early going from his sixth starting position.

“The car was so tight early, I couldn’t hardly turn it,” the reigning URSS National champion from Arvada, CO, explained.

Mired in fifth after ten laps, Bubak worked traffic to his advantage to charge by Steven Richardson and Brian Herbert at the midway point and set his sights on the front two runners.

Bubak closed the gap bit by bit, rallying past Haygood for second on the 22nd lap. Still several car lengths back as the white flag flew, Bubak gobbled up the distance and snuck underneath Seemann exiting turn four with the checkered flag in sight.

“I didn’t think there was any way I had time to catch him, but then he kind of let up in three and four the last couple of laps and that gave me a chance,” Bubak explained.

Bubak beat Seemann to the stripe with Haygood taking show honors. Zac Taylor and Brian Herbert rounded out the top five.

Dodge City Raceway Park – June 28 Results Sixth Annual Steve King Memorial:

URSS Sprint Cars:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 9x-Jake Bubak, 2. 86-Zac Taylor, 3. 85-Ray Seemann, 4. 16k-Kaden Taylor 5. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 6. 83-Austin McLean, 7. 11-Keefe Hemel, 8. 1x-Cody Lampe.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 2J-Zach Blurton, 2. 97-Brian Herbert, 3. 911-Rick Salem, 4. 95-Gavin Stout, 5. 24-Kade Hagans, 6. 77-Cody Caldwell, 7. 50-Jed Werner.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 0-Steven Richardson, 2. 30c-Barry Crane, 3. 49-Kris Moore, 4. 9d-Lance Davis, 5. 20-Luke Cranston, 6. 33-Koby Walters, 7. 11k-Tyler Knight.

Fourth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 1-Nick Haygood, 2. 98-J.D. Johnson, 3. 80-Jerry Caldwell, 4. 51-Josh Fairbank, 5. 12d-Steve Dalton, 6. 51r-Ross Essenborg, 7. 18-Brandon Sprott.

First “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 911-Rick Salem, 2. 80-Jerry Caldwell, 3. 9d-Lance Davis, 4. 88j-Jeremy Huish, 5. 12d-Steve Dalton, 6. 83-Austin McLean, 7. 33-Koby Walters, 8. 11-Keefe Hemel, 9. 11k-Tyler Knight, 10. 1x-Cody Lampe.

Second “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 20-Luke Cranston, 2. 49-Kris Moore, 3. 51-Josh Fairbank, 4. 77-Cody Caldwell, 5. 50-Jed Werner, 6. 18-Brandon Sprott, 7. 51r-Ross Essenborg, 8. 16k-Kaden Taylor, 9. 24-Kade Hagans.

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 9x-Jake Bubak, 2. 85-Ray Seemann, 3. 1-Nick Haygood, 4. 0-Steven Richardson, 5. 86-Zac Taylor, 6. 97-Brian Herbert, 7. 98-J.D. Johnson, 8. 20-Luke Cranston, 9. 49-Kris Moore, 10. 95-Gavin Stout, 11. 30c-Barry Crane, 12. 88j-Jeremy Huish, 13. 80-Jerry Caldwell, 14. 50-Jed Werner, 15. 51-Josh Fairbank, 16. 12d-Steve Dalton, 17. 2j-Zach Blurton, 18. 77-Cody Caldwell, 19. 911-Rick Salem, 20. 9d-Lance Davis (DNS).

 

 

Significant Car Count, Ambitious Drivers & Experience at PDTR

By: Amy Juech 6-28-2014

Considering the cancelation of last week’s race program due to weather and track conditions, PDTR put on a lengthy program Saturday. Our evening consisted of our normal PDTR program; adding Sport Mods, spectator races and ending with autograph night. Pleasant weather greeted fans along with over 100 cars in the pits for enjoyable racing.

Rick Scheffler and Kyle Odekirk made up the front row of Late Models feature. Fast and Fierce Dave Deicher waved the green and Russ Scheffler seized first place closely contested by Rick Scheffler. Mitch McGrath, Jim Schmidt and Billy Rezutek attempted to settle sixth position. Schefflers led the field as they started to run into lapped traffic by lap 12. Dave Thomas had some misfortune retiring to the pits early. Mitch McGrath and Tim Buhler weaved their way around experienced drivers as they searched for the leader. Russ led at halfway with a lapped car separating him from second place. Schefflers continued to control the field as Buhler started to close in now in third place. Billy Rezutek retired to the pits with mechanical issues. Russ Scheffler (Waukesha) crosses the checkers first with a new track record of 6:14, contested by Rick Scheffler (Waukesha), Tim Buhler (Glenbeulah), Kyle Odekirk (Plymouth) and Mitch McGrath (Waukesha). Hard Charger was Tim Buhler passing 6. Heat Winners: Rick Scheffler, Brad Mueller

Don Sorce Jr. who has won the last three features and Tim Simon set the pace for our Feldman Sales and Service Grand National Feature. Bad luck for Simon occurred on lap one when he jumped a tire breaking steering equipment retiring to the pits. Source regained control on the restart followed closely by Dick Hed Sr. and Tyler Kulow. Roger Lee was picking off one car at a time, quietly moving his way forward. Hed took a nasty, wild ride in turn 3 after tangling with another driver. Spectators were relieved to see veteran Dick Hed climb from his wreaked car needing a tandem tow into the pits and onto his trailer. Roger Lee restarted second behind Sorce who was trying for his fourth consecutive win. Source took off on the restart but Lee was not letting up, he caught Sorce and passed for the lead only to have a final caution wave. Roger Lee crossed double checkers first shadowed by Don Sorce Jr., Tyler Kulow, Aaron Stolp and Brad Lubach. Ambitious Roger Lee not only won Feldman Sales and Service Grand National Feature but was hard charger passing 16. B Main won by Roger Lee, Nick Strobbe Jr., Steven Weber and Josh Pierce transferred to the main event. Heat Winners: Aaron Hauck, James Pagel, Tyler Kulow and Tim Simon.

Sport Mods were new to the track this evening including a few past PDTR drivers. Gary Glander and Jesse Brey were your pole cars. Brey jumped out to any early lead with Colten Van Heirden closing in. Eric Schriber started to close in on the leaders eventually taking over the lead for a lap. Van Heiden battled back until a caution for Travis Arenz running double duty spun in turn 2. Steve Schneider remained ahead of Schriber until spinning and being sent to the back. Schriber restarted first until our final caution waved for two cars colliding. Van Heirden regained control of the field after some high and low racing to keep Schriber on his back bumper with a little paint trading as well. Checkers flew for Van Heirden followed by Schriber, Brandon Berth, Steve Schneider and Jesse Brey. Hard Charger was a tie between Brandon Berth and Colten Van Heirden passing 6 each. Heat Winners: Nick Schultz, Eric Schriber

Aldag Honald Mechanical Sprint Cars were up next with Justin Miller and Tim Haddy setting the pace. Haddy grabbed the lead and Jason Johnson closed in quickly. Lap 5 came with excitement as Dannon Tessman and Matt Van Wyk ran into each other sending both to the pits. On the restart Josh Walters tangled with Kyle Marten causing Walters to flip and Chris Clayton catching the wing as he was trying to avoid the incident. Clayton came to rest on the infield tires. Jason Johnson acquired the lead on the restart. Donny Goeden was amongst competition on his search of a fourth win. Johnson put the hammer down trying to stretch the lead over second place Haddy. Haddy reeled Johnson back in to lead lap 16, only to be passed back. Johnson and Haddy had company Donny Goeden. Lapped traffic would play into Johnsons lead with talented competition close behind. Goeden passed Haddy for second with two laps to go. Johnson (Campbellsport) won his first feature this year with Goeden (Kewaskum) right behind, followed by Haddy (Waupun), Jim Melis (Glenbeulah) and Justin Miller (Plymouth). Hard Charger was Shane Wenninger passing 6. B Main won by Tim Melis, followed by Josh Walter, Chris Clayton, Matt Van Wyk, Nick Melis and Dannon Tessmer transferred to the main event. Heat Winners: Kyle Marten, Jim Melis and Doug Wondra

Sixteen Outlaw Compacts made up the feature. Prior to the green flag waiving Patrick Ciske broke a tire right off. After realigning the field a quick caution came out for another tire breaking off, unfortunately happened a few more time before the checkers waived early do to time limit. Brody Rivest (Sheboygan) who started mid pack crossed first followed by Scott Schlafke (Cleveland), Ben Meyerhofer (Menasha), Travis Arenz (Sheboygan) and Shaun Bangart (Chilton). Hard Charger was James Rautmann passing 8. Heat Winners: Shaun Bangart, Travis Arenz

Thank you to Railroad Station and Frank Motorsports for sharing trophy sponsorship duties. Please join us next week. For more information please check out our website at www.plymouthpdtr.com.

 

 

CHRIS MAGOON UNTOUCHABLE IN WINGLESS SPRINT CARS

Contact: pressrelease@ovalmotorsports.com

Antioch, Calif. - Bobby Hogge IV of Salinas fought his way to the top, picking off the highly competitive field of drivers one by one in the International Motor Contest Association (IMCA) NORCAL Challenge Saturay night at Antioch Speedway.

“I had some problems in the middle of the race,” Hogge IV said in victory lane. “I almost spun out once.”

Coming from 12th starting position in the 16 car field, Hogge IV watched as a battle waged for the lead between Kellen Chadwick of Oakley and Ryan McDaniel of Chico. One row behind, it was arch-rivals Nick DeCarlo and Troy Foulger, racing so evenly both cars appeared as one.

“Nick and I were side by side for 18 laps,” said Foulger. “It was great to be able to race like that.”

With three laps to go, Hogge IV m<!--[if !vml]--><!--[endif]-->ade a daring move coming out of the second turn passing a cluster of cars on the inside to work his way to the top.

“I just went straight off the bottom,” he said. “I kept the left front nearly on the infield. The track had three grooves. It was excellent.”

Hogge IV caught Chadwick after two tries on caution flag restarts.

“I knew I had to have a good start to get Kellen in the first and second turn,” Hogge IV explained. With the track being dry-slick, I needed good momentum to roll through the turns.”

Foulger also discovered there were three grooves, using the discovery to shake off DeCarlo.

“I went all the way to the top of the track,” Foulger said. “It was the only way to get around Nick (DeCarlo).”

Foulger challenged Hogge right to the finish. McDaniel took up the battle with DeCarlo and edged him to finished third. DeCarlo held off fifth place finisher Kellen Chadwick.

Magoon Takes Northern All Star Wingless Sprint Car Feature

Chris Magoon of Oakley, who won his first winged 360 sprint car feature a month ago, showed his driving diversity by bringing home the checkered flag in the Northern All Stars Wingless Sprint Car main event.

The event featured the debut of NFL football legend Jeremy Newberry of Brentwood as a sprint car driver. The host of two television football shows finished fifth out of 14 drivers competing, driving a car owned by Knightsen’s Tom Sizemore.

Magoon, who ran away with the feature, offered Newberry tips prior to the race, providing his car with shocks and a torsion. Second place Roy Fisher of Antioch was parked on the other side of Newberry, also helped the new driver.

“He did great,” said Magoon. “The track was dry and it made for some fun racing. I couldn’t see Jeremy behind me, but to finish fifth on the first night out is an accomplishment.”

Billy Macedo of Concord, who has won three features this eason, was third, followed by Kyle Bakkie of Sacramento.

“I ran out of track,” said Macedo. I ran the bottom out, tried the top, and couldn’t get past them.”

Learn Takes Third Win of the Season

Petaluma’s Mike Learn schooled the field as he took his second feature in a row in the Limited Late Model stock car division. It was his third win of the season.

“I got through the first skirmish of the night without too much damage,” Learn said of the pileup that occurred on the second lap. “My car is working well on this track.”

Second place Mike Hynes of Suisun edged Mike Gustafson of Concord for second. He was impressed with Larry Damitz’s driving to the finish with a broken left front suspension on his car.

“It was a tough race,” said Hynes. “A few great cars were damaged in the pileup, but raced on. Mike (Gustafson) gave me some room and I took advantage of it.”

Kimo Oreta Gains Points

Vacaville’s Kimo Oreta wanted to be back in victory lane after Brentwood’s Brad Myers won the last Hobby Stock feature event.

“I told myself to relax, be patient, and get a good finish,” Oreta said in victory lane.

Oreta didn’t do exactly that. He jumped into an early lead, with rival Patti Ryland of Brentwood battling him. Then Myers passed Ryland and chased down Oreta.

“Kimo was long gone,” said Myers. “I broke out of traffic too late. The track was slick, and I had to learn a little every lap before I could catch him. Time ran out.”

Dutra Scores in Dwarf Cars

Travis Dutra of Pleasant Hill was untouchable in the Dwearf Car main event. He was far ahead of second place Mike Corsaro of Tracy, even though he did not know that.

“I thought he was right behind me,” Dutra said of Corsaro. “Once I’m in front, I don’t look back. I just make the fastest lap times I could.”

No Racing at Antioch Speedway on July 5

Antioch Speedway will be closed on Fourth of July weekend. The City of Antioch will celebrate Fourth of July at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds.

IMCA Modified, IMCA SportMod, Hobby Stock and Mini-Stock racing will take place at Antioch’s sister track, Merced Speedway, on Saturday, July 5.

 

 

Steve Poirier Wins Lucas Oil ESS Thriller Over Paul Kinney at Merrittville Speedway

By MIKE MALLETT

THOROLD, ONT. - Steve Poirier held off a torrid assault by Paul Kinney in the closing laps of Saturday night’s Lucas Oil Empire Sprints A-Main event at the Merrittville Speedway for the 44th win of his career. The 25-lap A-Main was part of the Le Groupe Ultra Tour of Canada series and the overall tour championship.

Poirier, of St. Mathieu de Beloeil, Que., took the lead at the midway point of the feature in slower traffic and then drove to his third win of the season with the series. He withstood a slide job from Kinney with two laps to go to nab the victory with his AMB Moteurs powered GFI Chassis. The win backed up his second place effort the night before in an open competition event at the Ohsweken Speedway.

“I got to thank my crew,” said Poirier. “They worked hard and we’ve had a really good weekend.”

Kinney, in his FX Caprara sponsored No. 19k, started on the pole with Jeff Cook to his outside for the green flag. Kinney, the defending race winner, bolted to the lead on the cushion to hold off Cook.

The duo remained the top two when the first caution was displayed on lap three as Jamie Turner caught an implement tire and broke the front end on his No. 11. He came to a stop in turn three necessitating a hook back to the pit area.

On the double-file restart, Kinney was able to again hold off Cook for the top spot. As he raced out in front, Poirier was advancing from the sixth starting position to take over the second position on lap eight.

Lap 13 was reached with Kinney just hitting traffic and Poirier hot on his heels. Kinney went high and a slower car drifted up in front of him two laps later opening the door for Poirier to sneak by on the bottom. Once in front, Poirier quickly opened the advantage on the field to a half straightaway.

“The car was good in lapped cars and that made it easy,” stated Poirier. “I could maneuver in traffic. I was following and waiting for an opportunity for the lapped car to choose the outside lane. That made the difference. Paul had a super fast car too.”

Poirier maintained the pace as the laps clicked off extending his lead over Kinney. Kinney meanwhile was forced to deal with Matt Tanner who began challenging him for the second position.

Lap 22 brought the final caution as Glenn Styres spun in the fourth turn creating one more opportunity for the field to challenge Poirier.

At the green, Poirier beat Kinney to turns one and two. Kinney right with him and as they raced through turns three and four he slid up from the bottom to the top at the exit of the corner in front of Poirier. Poirier drove back underneath Kinney to regain the lead.

“I was surprised at the end because I thought the outside was the preferred line,” stated Poirier. “I thought I would take it easy on the outside. I was surprised that Kinney was super fast and did that slide job. I moved my wing forward before that but it moved back on its own and I was pushing a little bit. I was playing it safe but then I knew I had to get on the gas or I was going to finish second tonight.”

Poirier opened up a couple of car-lengths in the final laps to take home the win with Kinney crossing the line just ahead of Tanner for second. Kinney, of Canastota, N.Y., was close to repeating but came up one spot short at the final checkered flag of the evening.

“It didn’t stick at all,” said Kinney at his last attempt for the lead. “I knew I had to try it. It was either follow him around and finish second or try and slide job him for the win. We got together a little bit but couldn’t help it. I threw it in there pretty deep. It could have been a lot worse. Congratulations to Steve on the win and I’ll take second all day long.”

Tanner settled for his third consecutive top three finish with the Empire Super Sprints aboard his Rifenberg Contracting Corportation No. 90. The Stephentown, N.Y., driver is still chasing his second career series win but he’s been closer in the last three events with the series.

“Tonight was a struggle,” stated Tanner. “We changed everything all night and finally got it good in the feature. I got the wing back and the car really took off. I thought we had a shot on that last restart when everyone got dicing it up but I lost where I was. I had wing so far back I got too tight in that last corner and couldn’t get Paul. I’m happy to come out of here with third and carry that into Speedweek.”

Jason Barney, of Brewerton, N.Y., came from 14th starting position to grab a fourth place effort in the final circuits while Chuck Hebing advanced from 15th spot to complete the top five. Roudning out the top ten were locals Mitchell Brown, Jim Huppunen, then Cook, Shawn Sliter and Brad Malloy.

ESS/Merrittville Notes – A nice field of 25 sprints on a warm night played host to an absolute sell out crowd at the 1/3rd mile oval near Niagara Falls…A nice mix of ESS regulars and local stars made for a fun event…Sliter and Cory Turner made their first ever ESS starts…The Lucas Oil ESS Tour now gears up for the SUNY Canton CNY Speedweek brought to you by Einstein Construction Group.

Lucas Oil ESS/Le Groupe Ultra Tour of Canada A-Main - Steve Poirier ($1,625), Paul Kinney, Matt Tanner, Jason Barney, Chuck Hebing, Mitchell Brown, Jim Huppunen, Jeff Cook, Shawn Sliter, Brad Malloy, Todd Hoddick, Chris Steele, Chris Jones, Kevin Ward Jr., Scott Kreutter, Mike Stelter, Glenn Styres, Tim Axton, Stan Zanchin, Keith Dempster, Havard Daniels, Dave Axton, Cory Turner, Jamie Turner.

Did Not Qualify - Jeremy Hughes.

Lap Leaders – Kinney 1-14, Poirier 15-25

Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat 1 - Poirier, Malloy, Daniels, Sliter, Huppunen, J. Turner.

Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat 2 - Ward Jr., Hoddick, Kinney, Steele, Barney, Jones.

Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat 3 - Brown, Kreutter, Cook, Tanner, Hebing, Zanchin

Doc MacGilligan's Irish Pub and Restaurant/Cobra Coaches Dash - Hoddick

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main - Styres, Dempster, Stelter, C. Turner.

Added Starters - D. Axton, T. Axton.

Bonuses:

Westward Painting Company Halfway - Kinney $100.

Insinger Performance Fuels Hard Charger - Barney (10 pos.) $50.

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main - Styres $50

Car Mate Trailers Heats - Poirier, Ward Jr., Brown $25

Go Nuclear Go Fast Award - Poirier $25

Bitner Automotive Blistering Fast Time - Kinney $25

 

 

Double X Speedway California, MO June 29, 2014

By: Dean Reichel

For Immediate Release--

Sunday Night Thunder roared again Sunday night with exciting racing action in all four classes that were on the card. All in attendance were "Racing for a Reason" as the night was celebrating the fight against Autism. Special events were planned and hosted by sprint car driver TJ Muths and his family to raise money for this worthy cause. The fundraising for this was not over shadowed by the action on the track though as the driver in attendance were definitely "Racing for a Reason". The Street Stock class rolled off first on the night with rookie Cole Henson and veteran Steve Beach leading the field to the green flag. Beach would lead lap one and not look back as he claimed his second feature event in a row. It was no walk in the park with his challenges coming from first Henson, then Dale Berry and John Clancy both pressuring the leader. At the checkered Beach claimed a victory margin of about 3 car lengths with Berry nipping a strong running Clancy at the wire for second. Harlan Dowell came from shotgun on the field to claim fourth and Johnny Wyman finished fifth. Completing the top ten were Henson, Chris Dunham in seventh, Keeth Strange in eighth, Cliff Champney ninth and James Keeran tenth. Heat races were claimed by Cole Henson and Steve Beach.

The Hobby Stock division saw Gage Wineland continue his wining ways in claiming the feature event. Kevin Prall finished a strong second, Will Register was third, Mike Schrader finished fourth and AJ Wirts completed the top five. Rodger Deatherage ran sixth, Chuck Coffey was seventh, Larry Dickson came in eighth, Eddie Lavery was ninth and Jacob Hardy rounded out the top ten. Heat races were won by Schrader and Wineland.

A large field of competitors was on hand in the 600cc Micro Sprint division which saw Sweet Springs, MO wheelman Quinton Benson claim the victory over the field. Ryan Marsch had one of his better runs this season to take second, Nick Schaefer claimed third after starting 14th, then it was Scott and Dean Hathman rounding out the top five. Placing sixth was Chris Koch advancing from 20th, Jordan Howell was seventh, Travis Arnold finished eighth, Garret Williamson placed ninth and Ayron Gennetten rounded out the top ten after starting 23rd. A lot of racing took place in this event. Qualifying heats were won by Scott Hathman, Quinton Benson and Kyle Spry.

Twenty winged sprint cars took to the track to "Race for a Reason" with Kyle Bellm and Brad Ryun leading the field to the green. Bellm would put the JHR 77 on the cushion and lead the first thirteen laps until making contact with the wall coming out of turn two while attempting to hold off a charge by second place running Jonathan Cornell. Bellm would flip after the incident also collecting Casey Baker as she tried to avoid Bellm's machine. After the track was cleared for the red flag, Cornell would assume the lead and hold off a strong running Evan Martin. As the checkered waved after 25 laps, Cornell claimed the victory, Martin was second, Tyler Blank claimed a solid third, TJ Muths ran fourth and Taylor Walton brought home his machine in fifth. Ricky Stangl was sixth, Lanny Carpenter seventh, Matt Close eighth, Broc Elliott was ninth and first night driver Bobby Duncan was tenth. Heat races were won by Bellm, Brad Ryun and Walton.

The 25th Season of racing at Double-X resumes this coming Thursday with the ASCS Warrior Sprint Cars on hand to start off the holiday weekend. After they make visits to Callaway Raceway on Friday and Randolph County Raceway on Saturday the traveling stars will return to Double-X on Sunday night to close out the weekend and to determine the point champion of the 4 day tour. Of course the important weekly support classes will also be on hand at Double-X Thursday and Sunday as well. Also, there will be the Cory Wierman memorial washer tournament to benefit the "Turn 1 Up and Coming Driver" fund on Sunday July 6 at Double-X. Contact Kara Korte at 573-645-4852 for more information.

Results-June 29, 2014

Street Stocks-- Feature Event--(10 cars, 15 laps, time 12:54) 1. 10-Steve Beach, Eldon; 2. 05-Dale Berry, Tuscumbia; 3. 8-John Clancy, California; 4. 29-Harlan Dowell, Tipton; 5. 95-Johnny Wyman, Fulton; 6. 31C-Cole Henson, Russellville; 7. 14D-Chris Dunham, California; 8. 7-Keeth STrange, Eldon; 9. 6-Cliff Champney, Holt Summit (DNF); 10. 52J-James Keeran, California (DNF); 11. 71-Destiny Dowell, Tipton (DNS); 12. 15-Curt Turpin, Jefferson City (DNS)

Heat 1-- 1. Henson; 2. Strange; 3. Champney; 4. D. Dowell (DNF) 5. Wyman (DNF) 6. H. Dowell (DNF) Heat 2-- 1. Beach; 2. Clancy; 3. Berry; 4. Dunham; 5. Keeran; 6. Turpin (DNF)

Hobby Stocks-- Feature Event--(12 cars, 12 laps, time 9:50) 1. 12g-Gage Wineland, Syracuse; 2. 14-Kevin Prall, Sedalia; 3. 77-Will Register, Sedalia; 4. 11-Mike Schrader, Sedalia; 5. XX-AJ Wirts, California; 6. 88-Rodger Deatherage, WIndsor; 7. 171-Chuck Coffey, WIndsor; 8. 34-Larry Dickson, Bunceton; 9. 4-Eddie Lavery III, Tipton; 10. X-Jacob Hardy, Green Ridge; 11. 4a- Laura Atkinson, Eldon; 12. 2x- Rudy Wirts, California

Heat 1- 1. Schrader, 2. Prall; 3. Register; 4. Atkinson; 5. Coffey; 6. R. Wirts Heat 2- 1. Wineland; 2. AJ Wirts; 3. Deatherage; 4. Hardy; 5. Lavery III; 6. Dickson

600cc Micro Sprints-- Feature--(26 cars, 15 laps, time 19:46) 1. 15b-Quinton Benson, Sweet Springs; 2. 2r-Ryan Marsch, Jefferson City; 3. 9s-Nick Schaefer, Marshall; 4. 56-Scott Hathman, Columbia; 5. 56h-Dean Hathman, COlumbia; 6. 15k-Chris Koch, Sweet Springs; 7. 3j-Jordan Howell, Columbia; 8. 75a-Travis Arnold, Pilot Grove; 9. 3g-Garret Williamson, Columbia; 10. 44-Ayrton Gennetten, Versailles; 11. 7jr-Kameron Key, Warrensburg; 12. 88-Jimmy Dowell, Wooldridge; 13. 32-Jamie Kerr, Sweet Springs; 14. 98p-Miles Paulus, Marshall; 15.22L-Marty Ballenger, Malta Bend; 16. 15-Kaitlin Boland, COlumbia; 17. 14L-Carl Lewis, Sedalia; 18. 93-John Sampson, Sedalia; 19. 92-Brian Wood, California (DNF); 20. 35b-Dwayne Benson, Sweet Springs (DNF); 21. 3k-Kyle Spry, COlumbia (DNF); 22. 75s-Arron Smith, Houstonia (DNF); 23. 749-Kyle Schlotz, Jefferson City (DNF); 24. 8-Brian Lunsford, Marshall (DNF); 25. 37-Ethan Green, Wooldirdge (DNF) 26. 75e-Bailey Elliott, California (DNF)

Heat 1-- 1. S. Hathman; 2. Arnold; 3. Williamson; 4. Dowell; 5. Paulus; 6. Lunsford; 7. Ballenger; 8. Sampson; 9. Green (DNF) Heat 2-- 1. Q. Benson; 2. Marsch; 3. Key; 4. Howell; 5. Schaefer; 6. Gennetten; 7. Koch; 8. Boland; 9. Smith Heat 3-- 1. Spry; 2. Schlotz; 3. D. Hathman; 4. D. Benson; 5. Lewis; 6. Kerr; 7. Wood; 8. Elliott (DNF)

Winged Sprint Cars-- Feature (20 cars, 25 laps, time 19:42) 1. 28-Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia; 2. 4-Evan Martin, California; 3. 75-Tyler Blank, California; 4. 65-TJ Muths, Sedalia; 5. 15-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg; 6. 24-Ricky Stangl, Less Summit; 7. 24x-Lanny Carpenter, Clarksburg; 8. 5-Matt Close, LaMonte; 9. 75x-Broc Elliott, California; 10. 9x-Bobby Duncan, Desloge; 11. 49-Tyler Elliott, California;(DNF) 12. 1x-Brad Ryun, Higginsville (DNF); 13. 10-Will Register, Sedalia (DNF) 14. 9-Casey Baker, Lone Jack (DNF); 15.77-Kyle Bellm, Nixa (DNF); 16. 0- Randy Martin, California (DNF); 17.XX-AJ Wirts, California (DNF); 18. 18x-Nathan Ryun, Higginsville (DNF); 19. 7a-Paul Solomon, Melbourne, AU (DNF); 20. 7K-Kelly Newcomb, Tipton (DNS)

Heat 1-- 1. Bellm; 2. Cornell; 3. Close; 4. Baker; 5. Stangl; 6. Carpenter; 7. Duncan Heat 2-- 1. B. Ryun; 2. Blank; 3. N. Ryun; 4. Register; 5. Wirts; 6. Solomon (DNF); 7. Newcomb (DNS) Heat 3-- 1. Walton; 2. E. Martin; 3. Muths; 4. R. Martin; 5. T. Elliott; 6. B. Elliott

 

 

Wet Weather Can’t Stop Lemley at 43rd Annual Jim Raper Memorial at Skagit Speedway

6/28/14

Alger, WA – One of the most decorated drivers in the Pacific Northwest captured the crown jewel of Skagit Speedway after six words spoken on the public address system Saturday night: “Brock Lemley has won Dirt Cup.”

Bad weather forced an initial postponement of the Friday night preliminary event to Saturday morning. When Speedway officials arrived at the track early in the AM, it was evident that the continued wet weather through the overnight would make running a day race impossible, as track crews and push trucks would work all through the morning and afternoon to prep the track for the Saturday night finale’. Lineups for the evening would be based on Thursday night’s points, which put Lemley and Jason Solwold on the front row for the A Scramble, which would determine the starting order for the first three rows on the A Main. On the start of the scramble, four time and defending Dirt Cup Champion Jonathan Allard made a bold move to split traffic going into turn one and emerged with the lead from his outside row two starting position. Solwold maintained the second spot as Lemley drifted back to 4th, fighting with a broken visor on his helmet as he struggled to harness his racecar.

At the drop of the green flag on the A Main, Allard would set out to a half straight away advantage over Solwold, Kyle Hirst and Lemley as the field began to stretch out. Allard had nearly caught traffic by lap five when the first caution fell for Barry Martinez who had stopped in turn one. Lemley took full advantage of the restart, working the high groove of the racetrack and clearing both Hirst and Solwold as they came through turns three and four on lap seven. A quick caution after the pass for Logan Forler placed Lemley right on Allard’s rear nerf for another restart. Jonathan would get back out to a four car length lead as the pair rapidly raced toward the back of the field. It looked like Lemley would take the lead on lap 14, as Allard, racing hard amongst the cars he was attempting to lap, made contact with Matt Jensen, prompting a caution flag from head flagman Kirby Hoyle. Allard did not stop on the track during the incident, nor did Jensen, and per speedway rules, both were awarded their positions back. The field would restart but quickly go to yellow again as Solwold slowed with a nosewing coming off. When they got back to speed, it was Allard again leading Lemley, Hirst, Rico Abreu and Willie Croft. Abreu would pass Hirst on the restart, though the race would only stay green until lap 18 when Daniel Anderson had a tire go down on the back stretch. Croft would slip past Hirst on the next restart as Lemley again challenged Allard. It was another short stretch, as on lap 20, Eric Fisher and Marc Duperron made contact resulting in Fisher flipping in turn three. Speedway officials called for an open red flag and as teams rolled out to their cars, fans began noticing the right rear tire on Allard’s car was losing air. Allard’s crew was faced with switching the tire and getting sent to the back of the pack, or trying to re-inflate the existing tire and risking it, as a light sprinkle had started up around the facility. Allard opted to leave the low tire on, and with the track still in good shape, the race resumed. On the restart, Lemley blew past Allard to take the lead, and Abreu and Croft followed suit. Allard slowed to a stop on the track with the tire unable to support the car. During the caution, the rains continued to pelt the track. Lemley would restart on lap 21 and the teams tippy-toed around for a couple laps before the red flag was thrown, halting the race at lap 24 with Lemley leading Abreu and Croft.

Speedway officials consulted the doppler and noted track conditions, and after about 20 minutes, the decision was made to throw the checkered flag on the 2014 Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup presented by Jack in the Box, crowning Lemley the Champion. “Those were the longest 20 minutes of my life” said Brock in victory lane. “I was sitting in the car in turn one, not knowing what was going on, just freaking out in the car…then we heard the speakers and it was just a dream come true.” Lemley, from Bellingham, WA, joined Kasey Kahne, Jayme Barnes and Bobby Burrow as the only Washington natives in the modern era to win the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup. The win was also the first for Bob & Lori Scott, who have been fielding a dirt cup entry yearly since 2005.The winner’s check totaled $20,000 for the car owners from Alger, WA. Abreu raced his way from seventh to second. Croft would bring home his car in third.

In action from earlier in the night, Kevin Smith won the B Scramble. Daniel Anderson made a lap 19 pass on Smith to win the B Feature. Notable from the A Main, 16 year Robbie Price of Cobble Hill, BC qualified for the A Main, started 11th and ended up 6th in his first Dirt Cup with a 360ci engine against the field of 410s. Eric Fisher of Burlington, WA also made the show in the Michael Harris owned 360 sprint.

The NW USAC HPD Midgets and Street Stocks joined the card as support classes on Saturday night. Lance Sargent scored his first career win in the Midget class, leading the last 4 laps of the 20 lap main event en route to his first victory as well as the first for car owners Renee Angel and Shane Biles. Garrett Thomas was second and Mike Vollbrecht was third. Heat race wins went to Sargent and Chase Goetz. In the street stock main, Austin Kerrigan ran down Brian Izzy and passed him on lap 16 to take his first street stock win at Skagit Speedway. Shane Kerrigan scooted by Izzy late to grab second.

Results

43rd Annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup presented by Jack in the Box

6/28/14

Sprints B Scramble – Kevin Smith, Marc Duperron, Matt Jensen, Jesse Whitney, Daniel Anderson, Steve Vague A Scramble – Jonathan Allard, Jason Solwold, Kyle Hirst, Brock Lemley, Willie Croft, Jared Peterson B Main (20 laps, Top 8 Advance) – Daniel Anderson, Kevin Smith, Jesse Whitney, Barry Martinez, Matt Jensen, Marc Duperron, Eric Fisher, Skylar Gee, Bud Ashe, Geoff Needham, Steve Reeves, Luke Didiuk, Clayton Sibley, Steve Vague, Lawrance Kirkham, Shane Valliant, Ross Mathison, Kelly Miller, Bill Rude A Main (24 laps, $20,000 to win) – Brock Lemley, Rico Abreu, Willie Croft, Kyle Hirst, Bud Kaeding, Robbie Price, Jared Peterson, Henry Van Dam, Tayler Malsam, Jason Solwold, Jonathan Jorgenson, Barry Martinez, Trey Starks, Marc Duperron, Logan Forler, Daniel Anderson, Kevin Smith, Matt Jensen, Jonathan Allard, Skylar Gee, Eric Fisher, Jesse Whitney Lap Leaders – Allard 1-20 Lemley 21-24

NW USAC HPD Midgets Heat 1- Lance Sargent, Chance Crum, Todd Hartmann, Tristin Thomas, Dougie James Heat 2 – Chase Goetz, Garrett Thomas, Mike Vollbrecht, Hannah Lindquist Main – Lance Sargent, G Thomas, Vollbrecht, Crum, Lindquist, Hartmann, James, T Thomas, Goetz Lap Leaders – Goetz 1-15 Sargent 16-20

Street Stocks Heat 1 – Brian Izzy, Austin Kerrigan, Mike Knox Jr, Will Madison, Kelly Fugit, Doug Brewster Heat 2 – Eddie Blood, Matt Babcock, Shane Kerrigan, Don Briggs Jr Main – Austin Kerrigan, S Kerrigan, Izzy, Blood, Babcock, Madison, Fugit, Tim Phillips, Brewster, Briggs Jr, Knox Jr Lap Leaders – Izzy 1-15 A Kerrigan 16-20

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: ROUSE, STYRES, TURKEY, BAILEY, ROTHWELL, & DEBOER TAKE WINS ON STRICKLAND'S GMC NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (June 27, 2014) – 139 drivers signed in to race on Strickland's GMC "Sportsman Shootout" night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday night. Brad Rouse, Glenn Styres, Aaron Turkey, Dave Bailey, Kyle Rothwell, and Joe DeBoer were the feature winners on another busy night at the track.

DIRTcar SPORTSMAN MODIFIEDS Chris Bellamy started on the front row of the DIRTcar Sportsman feature along with Cody McPherson, and Bellamy took the lead and held it until lap 9, when McPherson got by. Gary Lindberg moved quickly through the field, but spun out with 5 laps to go, allowing Brad Rouse to restart behind McPherson.

McPherson had trouble getting through turn two, and Rouse pounced on the opportunity to take the lead on lap 24. Rouse took the win, followed by McPherson, BJ Willard, 17th starter Kevin Sharpe, and Charlie Lynch.

Heat races for the 24 car field were claimed by Cody McPherson, Gary Lindberg, and Brad Rouse.

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS Steve Poirier and Chris Steele started the 360 Sprint Car feature on the front row, and Poirier took the early lead, with Steele close behind. Glenn Styres made his way to third by lap 7, and went to work catching the two drivers at the front of the field.

Steele went after Poirier and actually led lap 9 before Poirier passed him back. Steele spun two laps later, and Styres took advantage of the restart to make the winning move. He cruised to the feature win, followed by Poirier, Kyle Patrick, Todd Hoddick, and Jason Barney.

Heat races for the 22 car field were claimed by Glenn Styres, Kyle Patrick, and Todd Hoddick, while Havard Daniels won the B-Main.

STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS Kyle Durnin and Robbie General started the Crate Sprint Car feature at the front, but the race was red-flagged before the first lap was completed as Brad Herron and Robbie General went for wild rides in turn 4. Both were uninjured, but their cars suffered extensive damage.

Aaron Turkey took the lead when the race restarted, and survived a trip off the outside of turn four to hold off Ryan Hunsinger and win for the second week in a row. Jake Brown made a late charge, but had to settle for the runner-up spot, followed by Hunsinger, Czuba, and Josh Shantz.

Heat races for the 11 car field were claimed by Mark Czuba and Mike Thorne.

AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS Tony Fraser and Jonny Lowenberg made up the front row for the Thunder Stock feature, but Melissa Miller got by both of them to lead the first lap. Miller gave way to 14th starter Dave Bailey by the time two laps were complete, while defending champ Lee Winger was also on the move, along with Billy Bleich, Jr., Dave Silverthorn, Jr., Ryan Dinning, and Chris Dickie.

Winger got by Bailey with 6 laps left, but Bailey didn't give up. Bailey did all he could to get the lead back, but Winger held off his advances and crossed the line first, only to find that his car did not meet the minimum weight requirement during post-race technical inspection. Bailey was awarded the win, followed by Silverthorn, Dickie, Bryce Richardson, and Bleich.

Heat races for the 34 car field were claimed by Jonny Lowenberg, Jim Lampman, Dave Bailey, and Lee Winger, while Karl Sault won the B-Main.

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS Jade Pelletier and Kathi Dickie began the Mini Stock feature on the front row, but the race was barely underway when a melee exiting turn four brought out the yellow flag. Several familiar faces made their way to the front of the pack when the race restarted, along with a pair of drivers making their first Ohsweken start of the season, as Alex Schuts, Tyler Lafantaisie, and Mark Bazuin were joined by Kyle Rothwell and Jason Coutu.

Schuts eventually suffered a flat tire and crashed in turn one, while Kyle Rothwell used a last-lap restart to get by Coutu and take the feature win. Coutu settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Bazuin, Lafantaisie, and Lee Hils.

Heat races for the 30 car field were claimed by Kathi Dickie, Chris Ryckman, Mark Bazuin, and Kyle Rothwell, while Matt Nuell won the B-Main.

GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS Tim Nuell and Gillian Hils were on the front row for what turned out to be a rough and tumble Bomber feature. Joe DeBoer eventually made his way to the front of the pack, with Max Chechalk close behind.

Joe DeBoer negotiated traffic well enough to bring home his second win of the season, while Dusty DeBoer got around Chechalk for the runner-up spot. Chechalk settled for third, followed by Ashton Reekie and Gillian Hils.

Heat races for the 18 car field were claimed by Clinton Nicholls and Joe DeBoer, while Paul Longboat won the B-Main..

NEXT WEEK AT OHSWEKEN O'Neil's Farm Equipment and Case IH present "SOS vs. Corr/Pak" night at Ohsweken next Friday, July 4, featuring the Southern Ontario Sprints tour versus the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, plus Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Spectator gates open at 6:00pm, with racing starting at 7:30pm!

TICKETS PLEASE! Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals on Monday, July 28, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown on Tuesday, July 29, and the 10th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 12, and Saturday, September 13. Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com

THURSDAY NIGHT MICRO SPRINT RACING AT OHSWEKEN Thursday Night Micro Sprint Racing takes place on the Warm Up Track in the Ohsweken Speedway pit area each week from July 3rd to September 13th, and spectator admission is just $5! Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA STRICKLAND'S GMC NIGHT TOTAL ENTRIES - 139

----------------------------------------------------------- DIRTcar SPORTSMAN MODIFIEDS (24 entries)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 7 Cody McPherson (St. Catharines), 2. 111 Robbie Rounce (Caledonia), 3. 24a AJ Lewis (Stoney Creek), 4. 19 Charlie Lynch (St. Catharines), 5. 78 Pat Sonnenberg (Stevensville), 6. 72 Gord McIntosh (Smithville), 7. 12a Jeff Armstrong (Port Colborne), 8. 2k Rob Knapp (Niagara Falls). Time - No Time

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 28 Gary Lindberg (Ridgeway), 2. p38 Rob Pratt (Batavia, NY), 3. 77jr BJ Willard (St. Catharines), 4. 91 Ryan Turner (Caistor Centre), 5. 11 Joey Mastroianni (Welland), 6. 5s Kevin Sharpe (Port Colborne), 7. 40 Robert Baker (Ridgeway). Time - 2:20.612

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 18r Brad Rouse (St. Catharines), 2. 38h Billy Hogue (Dain City), 3. 88 Chris Bellamy (Hamilton), 4. 20 Jay Mallory (St. Catharines), 5. 19c Rob Clark (Georgetown), 6. 15 Adam Leslie (Port Colborne), 7. 21p Tyler Puchalski (Port Colborne), 8. 20j Tony Cowell (Woodstock), 9. 38 Austin Wood (Thorold). No Time

A-FEATURE (25 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 18r Brad Rouse (7) 2. 7 Cody McPherson (2) 3. 77jr BJ Willard (8) 4. 5s Kevin Sharpe (17) 5. 19 Charlie Lynch (10) 6. 12a Jeff Armstrong (19) 7. 24a AJ Lewis (5) 8. p38 Rob Pratt (6) 9. 28 Gary Lindberg (9) 10. 15 Adam Leslie (18) 11. 19c Rob Clark (15) 12. 38 Austin Wood (24) 13. 72 Gord McIntosh (16) 14. 2k Rob Knapp (22) 15. 11 Joey Mastroianni (14) 16. 40 Robert Baker (20) 17. 38h Billy Hogue (4) 18. 20 Jay Mallory (12) 19. 91 Ryan Turner (11) 20. 21p Tyler Puchalski (21) 21. 20j Tony Cowell (23) DNF. 88 Chris Bellamy (1) DNF. 111 Robbie Rounce (3) DNS. 78 Pat Sonnenberg (13) No Time

Lap Leaders – Bellamy (1-9), McPherson (10-23), Rouse (24-25)

----------------------------------------------------------- CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS (22 entries)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 2. 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 3. 28fm Steve Poirier (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC), 4. 7m Justin Martin (Rodney), 5. 81 Derek Jonathan (Lewiston, NY), 6. 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown), 7. 6 Curtis Gartly (Thamesford), DNF. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre). No Time

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 33k Kyle Patrick (Tilbury), 2. 87 Jason Barney (Constantia, NY), 3. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre), 4. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), 5. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 6. 10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington), 7. 94 Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie). No Time

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 2. 80 Chris Steele (St. Catharines), 3. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland), 4. 11j Chris Jones (Carrying Place), 5. 3r Shane Ross (Thedford), DNF. 9nz Havard Daniels (Coatesville, NZ), DNF. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams). No Time

Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance "Top Gun" Award (heat race passing points high score): 0 Glenn Styres (Top 10 in Heat Race passing points redrew for A-Feature starting positions)

B-MAIN (10 laps – Top 5 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 9nz Havard Daniels, 2. 21j John Burbridge, Jr., 3. 10j Jeremy Hughes, 4. 94 Stan Zanchin, 5. 11 Jamie Turner, 6. 6 Curtis Gartly, 7. 5c Conor Mahoney. Time - 2:06.621

A-FEATURE (20 laps) Position. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 0 Glenn Styres (6) 2. 28fm Steve Poirier (1) 3. 33k Kyle Patrick (5) 4. 49 Todd Hoddick (8) 5. 87 Jason Barney (3) 6. 14h Jim Huppunen (7) 7. 7m Justin Martin (4) 8. 10Mitch Brown (9) 9. 5d Dave Dykstra (10) 10. 3r Shane Ross (14) 11. 10j Jeremy Hughes (18) 12. 11Jamie Turner (20) 13. 19 Cory Turner (11) 14. 81 Derek Jonathan (13) DNF. 80 Chris Steele (2) 16. 9nz Havard Daniels (16) 17. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (17) 18. 11j Chris Jones (12) DNF. 94 Stan Zanchin (19) DNF. 5 Keith Dempster (15) No Time

Lap Leaders – Poirier (1-8, 10-11), Steele (9), Styres (12-20)

 

 

Johnson & Bubak Star in Steve King Memorial!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 28, 2014) – C.J. Johnson and Jake Bubak took center stage by winning a pair of non-stop 25-lap features at the Sixth Annual Steve King Memorial atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval on Saturday night.

Johnson took command ten laps into the NCRA vs. ASCS Sooner Region main event en route to his first series score of the year while Bubak made a last-corner pass of race-long leader Ray Seemann to snare the URSS Sprint Car feature win.

In the 25-lap NCRA vs. ASCS Sooner Region nightcap, front row outside starter Jake Martens of Fairview, OK, outgunned pole starter C.J. Johnson at the drop of the green flag and paced the early rounds.

With traffic coming into play after eight laps, Martens drifted high exiting turn two on the tenth circuit and slapped the outside wall. Johnson and Washington shoe Seth Bergman were quick to take advantage, moving into the top two positions as Martens slipped to third.

“He got a little loose up high there and it rolled over on the right rear, which was real easy to do out there,” Johnson explained afterward of what proved to be the race-winning pass. He still had work to do though.

A regular on the ASCS National Tour, Bergman put the pressure on reigning NCRA champion Johnson, pulling nearly even on the low side of turns three and four on the 17th lap only to have Johnson successfully repel the challenge.

Bergman’s challenges went up in smoke two laps later when he pulled to the infield with apparent engine woes.

With clear sailing, Quinter’s Johnson raced on to the checkered flag with an eight car-length advantage aboard the ASI Engines Martin Farms No. 45x JE Chassis.

Martens settled for runner-up honors with Tulsa’s Sean McClelland advancing from ninth to claim the show position. Fort Worth’s Kevin Ramey crossed the stripe in fourth with Woodward, Oklahoma’s Jordan Weaver rounding out the top five.

In the accompanying 25-lap United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS) main event, outside front row starter Ray Seemann jumped ahead of pole starter Nick Haygood for the point at the outset and led all but the final few feet.

While Seemann and Colorado’s Haygood slipped away from the field, Bubak struggled in the early going from his sixth starting position.

“The car was so tight early, I couldn’t hardly turn it,” the reigning URSS National champion from Arvada, CO, explained.

Mired in fifth after ten laps, Bubak worked traffic to his advantage to charge by Steven Richardson and Brian Herbert at the midway point and set his sights on the front two runners.

Bubak closed the gap bit by bit, rallying past Haygood for second on the 22nd lap. Still several car lengths back as the white flag flew, Bubak gobbled up the distance and snuck underneath Seemann exiting turn four with the checkered flag in sight.

“I didn’t think there was any way I had time to catch him, but then he kind of let up in three and four the last couple of laps and that gave me a chance,” Bubak explained.

Bubak beat Seemann to the stripe with Haygood taking show honors. Zac Taylor and Brian Herbert rounded out the top five.

With a total of 54 Sprint Cars filling the pit area including 25 NCRA vs. ASCS Sooner Region entries and 29 URSS competitors, Bubak, Zach Blurton, Richardson and Haygood topped URSS heat race action before NCRA/ASCS Sooner heats went to Johnson, Martens and Bergman.

Rick Salem and Luke Cranston won the URSS “B” Mains with Cranston turning around to win the NCRA/ASCS Sooner “B” Main as well. After climbing from 12th to eighth in the URSS “A” Main, Cranston turned in Hard Charger efforts by racing from 15th to sixth in the NCRA vs. ASCS Sooner main event.

Entering the night atop ASCS Sooner point charts, Dustin Morgan struggled through a rough night. After cutting a left rear tire in heat race action, Morgan flipped violently down the frontstretch after two other cars got together at the start of the “B” Main. Morgan walked away uninjured.

Racing action at Dodge City Raceway Park continues with the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Boothill Showdown next Friday and Saturday, July 4-5. Advance tickets for the World of Outlaws Boothill Showdown are available online at http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=129 or by calling the track office at 620-225-3277.

Dodge City Raceway Park – June 28 Results

Sixth Annual Steve King Memorial:

NCRA vs. ASCS Sooner Region Sprint Cars:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 45x-C.J. Johnson, 2. 1-Ty Williams, 3. 92-Jordan Weaver, 4. 17x-Josh Baughman, 5. 8-Alex Sewell, 6. E85-Luke Cranston, 7. 17w-Harli White, 8. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 9. 10c-Jeremy Campbell.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 48-Jake Martens, 2. 81-Jon Freeman, 3. 1h-Sean McClelland, 4. 1x-Tony Bruce, Jr., 5. 85-Forrest Sutherland, 6. 98-J.D. Johnson, 7. 74-Zach Merritt, 8. 93-Dustin Morgan.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman, 2. 91-Jeff Stasa, 3. 7m-Kevin Ramey, 4. 72-Ray Seemann, 5. 33-Kris Miller, 6. 2j-Zach Blurton, 7. 20g-Jake Greider, 8. 27-Andy Shouse.

“B” Feature (10 Laps): 1. E85-Luke Cranston, 2. 85-Forrest Sutherland, 3. 98-J.D. Johnson, 4. 10c-Jeremy Campbell, 5. 2j-Zach Blurton, 6. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 7. 17w-Harli White, 8. 74-Zach Merritt, 9. 20g-Jake Greider, 10. 93-Dustin Morgan. DNS 27-Andy Shouse.

"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 45x-C.J. Johnson, 2. 48-Jake Martens, 3. 1h-Sean McClelland, 4. 7m-Kevin Ramey, 5. 92-Jordan Weaver, 6. E85-Luke Cranston, 7. 91-Jeff Stasa, 8. 17x-Josh Baughman, 9. 1x-Tony Bruce, Jr., 10. 72-Ray Seemann, 11. 8-Alex Sewell, 12. 81-Jon Freeman, 13. 10c-Jeremy Campbell, 14. 17w-Harli White, 15. 98-J.D. Johnson, 16. 33-Kris Miller, 17. 85-Forrest Sutherland, 18. 23-Seth Bergman, 19. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 20. 2j-Zach Blurton.

URSS Sprint Cars:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 9x-Jake Bubak, 2. 86-Zac Taylor, 3. 85-Ray Seemann, 4. 16k-Kaden Taylor 5. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 6. 83-Austin McLean, 7. 11-Keefe Hemel, 8. 1x-Cody Lampe.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 2J-Zach Blurton, 2. 97-Brian Herbert, 3. 911-Rick Salem, 4. 95-Gavin Stout, 5. 24-Kade Hagans, 6. 77-Cody Caldwell, 7. 50-Jed Werner.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 0-Steven Richardson, 2. 30c-Barry Crane, 3. 49-Kris Moore, 4. 9d-Lance Davis, 5. 20-Luke Cranston, 6. 33-Koby Walters, 7. 11k-Tyler Knight.

Fourth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 1-Nick Haygood, 2. 98-J.D. Johnson, 3. 80-Jerry Caldwell, 4. 51-Josh Fairbank, 5. 12d-Steve Dalton, 6. 51r-Ross Essenborg, 7. 18-Brandon Sprott.

First “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 911-Rick Salem, 2. 80-Jerry Caldwell, 3. 9d-Lance Davis, 4. 88j-Jeremy Huish, 5. 12d-Steve Dalton, 6. 83-Austin McLean, 7. 33-Koby Walters, 8. 11-Keefe Hemel, 9. 11k-Tyler Knight, 10. 1x-Cody Lampe.

Second “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 20-Luke Cranston, 2. 49-Kris Moore, 3. 51-Josh Fairbank, 4. 77-Cody Caldwell, 5. 50-Jed Werner, 6. 18-Brandon Sprott, 7. 51r-Ross Essenborg, 8. 16k-Kaden Taylor, 9. 24-Kade Hagans.

"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 9x-Jake Bubak, 2. 85-Ray Seemann, 3. 1-Nick Haygood, 4. 0-Steven Richardson, 5. 86-Zac Taylor, 6. 97-Brian Herbert, 7. 98-J.D. Johnson, 8. 20-Luke Cranston, 9. 49-Kris Moore, 10. 95-Gavin Stout, 11. 30c-Barry Crane, 12. 88j-Jeremy Huish, 13. 80-Jerry Caldwell, 14. 50-Jed Werner, 15. 51-Josh Fairbank, 16. 12d-Steve Dalton, 17. 2j-Zach Blurton, 18. 77-Cody Caldwell, 19. 911-Rick Salem, 20. 9d-Lance Davis (DNS).

 

 

The Kittanning Comet Returns to Mercer's Victory Lane

Mercer, PA (June 28, 2014): The Kittanning Comet, Rod George, was sighted in victory lane at Mercer Raceway Park for the first time since the opening race of the season. The 410 Sprint Car that he rode to victory in the Luxaire Heating & Cooling/McCrudden Heating & Supply sponsored event was the same machine that tumbled end over end a few weeks prior. Master craftsman Ronnie Trevis "fixed it good as new," George said. He got to celebrate with the Twin State Auto Racing Club this night.

Frankie Guidace won the one-lap dash for cash in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. Cody Bova grabbed his first career victory in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors after an opening lap crash in turn two decimated the field. Trusty Rusty Moore chalked up another win in the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars. Caleb Hickok earned his third triumph of the season in the Mini Stocks presented by Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles. The Vintage Dirt Modified go went to the Reno Rocket, Les Myers.

"We had to miss a couple of weeks," George noted. "Last week was kinda iffy, but we had a good run, but this week topped it off for sure." Goerge built up such a lead that he had no idea whether anybody was racing close to him. He admitted to taking a few peeks at the scoreboard to see who was behind him. "I just kinda rode around the bottom and I figured that if somebody was coming that they were going to have to go to the top to make a run on me." Nobody got close enough to try.

George and Scott Priester had the front row for the start of the 410 feature, presented by Luxaire Heating & Cooling and McCrudden's Heating & Supply. They diced for several laps before George began to open a slight advantage. He withstood a series of cautions and a red flag in his run to the checkers.

Priester held second until late in the contest. That was when Carl Bowser snuck by him while they were mixing it up with lapped traffic.

Behind the leaders, there were several drivers making big moves from the back of the field. Jack Sodeman, Jr. and Adam Kekich were into the top five from positions 11 and 12, but the big mover was Brandon Matus, who advanced all the way from the 22nd spot!

Just after George took the checkers, Dennis Wagner spun his car before he got to the finish line. With the field bearing down on him, the caution was displayed. Because George had already crossed for the final time, the race was declared to be official, and the balance of the field was scored based upon their running order on lap 24.

That put Carl Bowser in the second spot, with Priester, Brandon Matus, and Sodeman next in line. Kekich was scored in sixth. Eric Williams, Brandon Spithaler, Andy McKisson, and A.J. Flick were running seventh through tenth. For McKisson, it was his first start of the 2014 season.

The trio of preliminaries went to Williams, Dan Kuriger, and North Carolina's Lance Moss. There was no B Main, as all cars that were able to start were given their positions.

The Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modified feature had three leaders before the checkers fell. Lonny Riggs took the initial lead, but a caution for an incident in the second corner brought him back to the remainder of the cars. That enabled Eric Gabany to get a run at the leader, and he surged ahead as the field crossed for lap eight.

Gabany began to stretch things out as the laps clicked away. With an apparent win in sight, Gabany had to be disappointed when the caution flew with 19 laps in the books. That wiped out his commanding lead.

Frankie Guidace mustered up the power on the restart, and he led Gabany into turn one for the final time. Gabany was second, with Kyle Fink in third. Shawn Fleeger returned to the top five for the first time in several weeks. Riggs held on for fifth.

Tommy Kristyak, Matt Reeher, J.R. McGinley, Clyde Gumpp, and rookie Kyle Martell held down positions six through ten.

Guidace and Gabany prevailed in their respective heat races. There was no B Main.

Cody Bova led wire to wire in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors feature that saw a massive wreck in turn two on the opening lap. While Bova had things well under control, there was a thrilling battle for the second spot between George Hobaugh and Andy Feil. Hobaugh used lapped cars twice to maintain the advantage, but when they got to the open track with two laps remaining, he was no match for Feil.

Behind Bova, Feil and Hobaugh came Jimmy Morris, Joe McEwen, Mike Miller, Evan Kornbau, Devin Litwiler, Kotie Kirkbride, and Alex Paden.

Chris Matthews and Feil topped the qualifications. There wqas no B Main.

Levi Spinwebber passed Jacob Boava after the halfway mark, and raced to the win in the Rock Concrete Modified Lites. Shane Pfeuffer got back in the swing of things with a strong second place finish. Jeff Teeters had the runner-up spot, but took an excursion into the infield while trying to chase down the leader. He held on for third. Todd Canter crossed in fourth, with Bova getting fifth.

Chris Logan led the next group to the checkers. Josh Deems was seventh, a notch ahead of Don Cain. Aaron Meister and Mike Flockerzi were ninth and tenth.

The heat winners were Canter and Teeters. There was no B Main.

Trusty Rusty Moore nailed down another win in the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars. He powered by Pat Fielding midway through the contest. Bobby Heim claimed second from Fielding in the final circuits. Danny Exley brought the Tarr Motorsports car normally driven by Curtis J. Bish home in fourth, with Tim Bish in fifth. Leigh Wheeler, Brett McDonald, Ryan Moyer, Jacob Billyk, and Terry Young had the next five spots.

Moore and Moyer claimed top honors in the opening stanzas. There was no B Main.

The twin banners of Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles flew once again for Caleb Hickok. He outpaced Trooper Tim Callahan, who had a shot at the win on a restart with two laps remaining. Points leader Mike McConnell raced in third. Shane Shook, Rudy Troples, Chad Fry, Russ Grossman, Patricia Riffe, Tyler Fulton, and Steve Longwell, Sr. completed the top ten.

Scoring the heat victories were Hickok and Callahan. There was no B Main.

In the Vintage Dirt Modifieds, the Reno Rocket, Les Myers, got to an early lead, but he had to hold off a late-race charge from Kevin "Marbles" Mahoney to take the fifteen lap affair. Dave George, Jr. placed third, with Rick St. Pierer and Jim Kurpakis rounding out the top five. Allan Haryou, Gary Haupt, Allby Byerly, Roger Stivenson, and Dan Osmer were sixth through tenth.

The pair of heats went to Myers and George. There was no B Main for the classic machines.

Next weekend, Mercer Raceway Park will celebrate Independence Day with a grand fireworks display courtesy of Pizza Joe's. The racing action will be a customary Saturday Night Live! program. Veterans with I.D. and scouts in uniform will be admitted free of charge. Luxaire Heating & Cooling/McCrudden heating & Supply 410 Sprint Cars: Rod George, Carl Bowser, Scott Priester, Brandon Matus, Jack Sodeman, Jr., Adam Kekich, Eric Williams, Brandon Spithaler, Andy McKisson, A.J. Flick, Francis Sesco, Dennis Wagner, Bill Jones, Jr., Brent Matus, Shawn Minor, Brad Howard, Bob McMillen, Charlie Cornelius, Dan Kuriger, Gale Ruth, Sr., Russ Sansosti, Lance Moss, Gale Ruth, Jr., Michael Bauer (DNS), Davey Jones (DNS).

Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds: Frankie Guidace, Eric Gabany, Kyle Fink, Shawn Fleeger, Lonny Riggs, Tommy Kristyak, Matt Reeher, J.R. McGinley, Clyde Gumpp, Kyle Martel, Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Jimmy Holden, Brian Schaffer, Shayne Izzo, Max Smoker, Makayla Guidace, Rich Whitney.

Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors: Cody Bova, Andy Feil, George Hobaugh, Jr., Jimmy Morris, Joe McEwen, Mike Miller, Evan Kornbau, Devin Litwiler, Kotie Kirkbride, Alex Paden, Harold Braden, Jr., Sye Lynch, Cody Braden, C.J. Jones, Ken Rossey, Chris Matthews, Mike Marano, II, Clay Riney, Eric L. Williams.

Rock Concrete Modified Lites: Levi Spinwebber, Shane Pfeuffer, Jeff Teeters, Todd Canter, Jacob Bova, Chris Logan, Josh Deems, Don Cain, Aaron Meister, Mike Flockerzi, Shane Webb, Jason Johnson, Cory Webb, Mark Marcucci, Bill Stivason, Preston Roach, George Englert, Chris Frank, Tim Prelog (DNS).

Precise Racing Products Stock Cars: Rusty Moore, Bobby Heim, Pat Fielding, Danny Exley, Tim Bish, Leigh Wheeler, Brett McDonald, Ryan Moyer, Jacob Billyk, Terry Young, Curtis L. Bish, Scott Byers, Tim Burns, Garrett Calvert, Shawn Hooks, Donald Buchanan, Jr., Bryan Schaffer, Andy Thompson.

Eperthener's Auto Wrecking/Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks: Caleb Hickok, Tim Callahan, Mike McConnell, Shane Shook, Rudy Troples, Chad Fry, Russ Grossman, Patricia Riffe, Tyler Fulton, Steve Longwell, Sr., Roger Wigton, Bill Ferry, Wally Stearns, Jr., Ed Haylett, Leo Hanlon, Matt Cwynar (DNS).

Vintage Dirt Modifieds: Les Myers, Kevin Mahoney, Dave George, Jr., Rick St. Pierer, Jim Kurpakis, Allan Haryou, Gary Haupt, Allby Byerly, Roger Stivenson, Dan Osmer, Dave McCandless, Randy Stivenson, Howard Duff (DNS).

 

 

UMSS vs JSTS Series Races At Jackson Speedway

By Dan Voigt, Media Relations Jackson Speedway

JACKSON, MN – The second night of the Jackson Speedway Touring Series vs Upper Midwest Sprint Series sprint car challenge arrived at the historic Jackson Speedway on Saturday night, June 28, with a total of 25 winged 360 sprint cars turning out to do battle on the historic half-mile. A total of 83 racers filled the pits for racing in the various classes for the night’s racing, sponsored by Hitch Doc – GCC Ready Mix Night as part of Jackson’s Town and Country Days celebration. To cap off the celebration, fireworks, sponsored by the Jackson Chamber of Commerce, Jackson Lodging Association and Jackson Speedway, filled the skies over the speedway at the conclusion of the night’s racing action. The night’s feature wins went to Jody Rosenboom of Rock Rapids, IA in the Minnesota West Technical College Power Sports Technology Micro Sprints, with Megan Lappegard of Estherville, IA winning the in the Yellowbook Sport Compacts heat race. In the Loosbrock Digging Service IMCA Hobby Stocks, Chad Lonnera of Adrian, MN captured the checkered flag. The Bohl’s Small Engine and Marine IMCA Sport Modified feature win went to Justin Remus of Sleepy Eye, MN. For the Hometown Motors IMCA Stock Car class, the checkers were claimed for the third straight week by was Jake Masters of Graettinger, IA and for the JSTS/Last Deck 360 Winged Sprint feature, Kaley Gharst of Decatur, IL earned the feature checkers. Heat race winners in the Minnesota West Technical College Power Sports Technology Wingless Minniakota Micro Sprints were Colin Smith of Emmetsburg, IA and Jody Rosenboom of Rock Rapids, IA. The Yellowbook Sport Compact heat race checkers went to Megan Lappegard of Estherville, IA. In the Loosbrock Digging Service IMCA Hobby Stocks, heat wins went to Drew Bargloff of Sioux Rapids, IA and Justin Nehring of Storm Lake, IA. Heat races in the Bohl’s Small Engine and Marine Sport Modifieds went to Nathan Chukuske of Sherburn, MN and Kyle Steuber of Fairmont, MN. For the Hometown Motors IMCA Stock Cars, Roger Berdorrn of Sibley IA and Luke Sathoff of Jackson, MN, took the checkers and in the Jackson Speedway Touring Series-Last Deck 360 Winged Sprint heats, wins were earned by Matt Wasmund of Jackson, MN, Dusty Ballenger of Harrisburg, SD and Isaac Schreurs of Sioux Falls, SD. This Thursday night, Jackson Speedway will host the 7th Annual Spring Sprint Car Nationals, sponsored by Folken Brothers Trucking, featuring the Danny Williams Memorial to honor the long-time mechanic in the area racing scene during the 1980’s and 1990’s. The Williams Memorial will be run as the Last-Chance race for the JSTS/Last Deck 360 winged sprints, with the winner earning a transfer spot in the $10,000 to win 360 A Feature event. Along with the 360 winged sprints will be the Minnesota West Technical College Power Sports Technology Miniakota Micro Sprints and the Bohl’s Small Engine and Marine IMCA Sport Modifieds. The grandstands will open at 4:30 p.m. with micro sprint hot laps and heat races at 6 p.m. and Sport Mod and 360 Sprint hot laps at 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow. Then on Saturday, July 5, Jackson Speedway will host the 37th Annual University of Okoboji Night, with added sponsorship by Loosbrock Digging Service of Slayton, MN. Hot laps will begin at 6:30 p.m. with racing action to follow.

Minnesota West Technical College Power Sports Technology Minniakota MicroSprints – Non-Wing Feature – 20 Laps - 14 cars 14 – Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA; 21W – Wade Huisman, Orange City, IA ; 7 – John Sullivan, Arnolds Park, IA; 12 – Colin Smith, Emmetsburg, IA; 22S – Derek Steen, Lakefield, MN; 32T – Tim Ottenbacher, Granville, IA; 51A – Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, SD; 21 – Ryan Schurr, Chandler, MN; 5Z – Brady Hall, Lakefield, MN; 39 – Zach Drahota, Jackson, MN; 153 – Chad Nachtigal, Little Rock, IA; 6P – Josh Peters, Adrian, MN; 24 Brooke Wegener, Sioux Falls, SD; 6 – Nick Sullivan, Okoboji, IA; (DNF);10N – Nick Birchard, Spencer, IA(DNF); 7L – Michael Lange, Windom, MN(DNF) MicroSprints Heat 1 – 10 Laps 12 – Smith; 21W-Huisman; 6P – Peters; 10N – Birchard; 22S – Steen; 7L - Lange; 24 – Wegener; 21 – Schuur(DNS) MicroSprints Heat 2 – 10 Laps 14 – Rosenboom; 51A – Amdahl; 7 – J. Sullivan; 6 – N. Sullivan; 5Z – Hall; 153 – Nachtigal; 39 – Drahota; 32T – Ottenbacher.

Yellow Book IMCA Sport Compacts – Feature 8 Laps – 4 cars 33 – Megan Lappegard, Estherville, IA; 57 – Scott Espey, Alpha, MN, 22X Joe Bunkofske, Armstrong, IA; 3DD – Dee Dee Bolte, Jackson, MN Sport Compacts Heat 1 4 Laps 33 – Lappegard; 22X – Bunkofske; 3DD – Bolte; 57 – Espey(DNF)

Loosbrock Digging Service IMCA Hobby Stocks – Feature – 12 – Laps –14 cars 17L – Chad Lonnera, Adrian, MN; 75C – Cory Probst, Worthington, MN; 17X – Justin Luinenburg, Reading, MN; 70 – Aaron Hansen, Dolliver, IA; 68M – Ryan Michelson, Estherville, IA; ;, 52S – Kyle Schley, Alpha, MN; 27J – Marc Janssen, Worthingon, MN; 20N – Justin Nehring, Storm Lake, IA; 56 – Matt Olson, Franklin, MN; 14 – Ernie Dailey, Worthington, MN; 20J – Darin Johnsen, Dickens, IA; 48J – Bryant Johnson, Graettinger, IA(DNF); 45 – 26 – Tyler Pospisil, Worthington, MN(DNF); Drew Barglof, Sioux Rapids, IA(DNF) Hobby Stocks – Heat 1 – 6 laps 45 – Bargloff; 48J – Johnson; 20J – Johnsen; 17X – Luinenburg; 14 – Dailey; 56 – Olson; 17L – Lonnera; 27J – Janssen Hobby Stocks – Heat 2 – 6 Laps 20N – Nehring; 68M – Michelson; 52S – Schley; 75C – Probst; 26 – Pospisil; 70 - Hansen Bohl’s Small Engine & Marine IMCA Sport Mods – Feature – 12 Laps, 14 Cars 0 – Justin Remus, Sleepy Eye, MN; 18 – Kyle Steuber, Fairmont, MN; 7C – Ben Chukuske, Sherburn, MN; 8L – Lyle Sathoff, Armstrong, IA; 03Z – Jason Andrews, Okabena, MN; 7N – Nathan Chukuske, Sherburn, MN; 8K – Derrick Bargloff, Sioux Rapids, IA; 75 – Eric Kinnetz, Milford, IA; 15V – Tony Voss, Worthington, MN; 3W – Randy Winter, Winnebago, MN; 14B – Tom Brown, Heron Lake, MN(DNF); 22J – James Jenkins, Harris, IA(DNS) Sport Mod Heat 1 - 8 laps 7N – N . Chukuske; 14B – Brown: 0 – Remus; 7C – B. Chukuske; 8K – Barglof; 22J – Jenkins Sport Mod Heat 2 - 8 laps 18 – Steuber; 03Z – Andrews; 3W – Winters; 8L – Sathoff; 75 – Kinnetz; 15V – Voss.

Hometown Motors IMCA Stock Cars – Feature – 15 laps – 10 cars 11 – Jake Masters, Graettinger, IA; 92 – Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, MN; 04 – Roger Verdoorn, Sibley, IA; 31 – Trent Schroeder, Worthington, MN; 5 – Luke Sathoff, Jackson, MN; 6L – Jim Larson, Rushmore, MN; 83 – James Richert, Comfry, MN; 10 – Levi Feltman, Jackson, MN; 63 – Donnie Planting, Estherville, IA; 38 – Derek Voehl, Lakefield, MN(DNF) Stock Cars – Heat 1 – 8 laps 04 – Verdoorn; 31 - Schroeder; 92 – Mackenthun; 11 – Masters; 83 – Richert. Stock Cars – Heat 2 - 8 laps 5 – Sathoff; 10 – Feltman; 6L – Larson; 63 – Planting; 38 – Voehl

JSTS/Last Deck 360 Sprints – Feature – 20 laps – 25 cars 7 – Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL; 2D – Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, SD; 4W – Matt Wasmund, Jackson, MN; 35 – Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN; 20G – Chris Graff, Glencoe, MN; 09 – Matt Juhl, Estherville, IA; 10XX – Jennie Erikson, Burnsville, MN; 23S – Stuart Snyder, Waverly, NE; 75C – Casey Heser, Jackson, MN; 93 – Derrik Lusk, Jackson, MN; 17 – Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD; 21X - Ryder Olson, Ray, ND; 199 – Ryan Bowers, Ham Lake, MN; 5M – Troy Manteufel, St. Peter, MN; 18 – Nate Laugen, Lake Mills, IA; 71 – Jeremy VanderPlaats, Sibley, IA; 91A – Reed Allex, St. Cloud, MN(DNF); 612 – Isaac Schreuers, Sioux Falls, SD(DNF); 10X – Justin Jacobsma, Hull, IA(DNF); 03 – Jamey Ogston, Duluth, MN(DNF); 48 – Neal Matuska, Prior Lake, MN(DNF);29X – Nick Lusk, Oakdale, MN(DNF); 9 – Jared Goerges, Brainerd, MN(DNF); 63 – Jerry Richert JR., Forest Lake, MN(DNF); 14 – Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA(DNF) 360 Sprints – Heat 1 – 8 laps 4W – Wasmund; 7 – Gharst; 09 – Juhl; 18 – Laugen; 23S – Snyder; 03 – Ogston; 91A – Allex; 17 – Bickett(DNF); 93 – D. Lusk(DNS) 360 Sprints – Heat 2 – 8 laps 2D – Ballenger; 20G – Graff; 75C – Heser; 35 – Prochaska; 21 X – Olson; 5M – Manteufel; 199 – Bowers; 29X – N.Lusk. 360 Sprints – Heat 3 – 8 laps 612 –Schreurs; 63 – Richert, JR; 10XX – Erikson; 9 – Goerges; 14 – Rosenboom; 48 – Matuska; 10X – Jacobsma; 71 - VanderPlaats

 

 

SECOND AUTO VALUE BUMPER TO BUMPER SUPER SPRINT VICTORY IN THREE STARTS FOR JO JO HELBERG

BIRCH RUN, Mich. (June 27, 2014) – Jo Jo Helberg, of Rohnert Park, Calif., earned his second Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints (AVBBSS) victory in three starts after taking the checkers at Dixie (MI) Motor Speedway on Friday, June 27.

At the conclusion of the 30-lap event, Helberg was followed across the finish line by a hard-charging Jason Blonde with eighth-place starter Jacob Wilson completing the podium finishes. Fast Qualifier Ryan Litt placed fourth with John Turnbull Jr. in fifth.

“In the heat race I was trying out different lines and figured out the top was working really good for me,” said Helberg. “I'm really happy to get another win for Steve Smith Motorsports. We started off some good with win at Kalamazoo and then quick time and finishing fourth at M-40 was a little disheartening. It's great to bounce back with a win tonight.”

After a feature inversion of nine, John Turnbull Jr. and Mike Astraukas led the field to the green flag. Turnbull was able to clear Astraukas for the first position exiting turn 2 with third-place starter Helberg then powering inside of Turnbull to take command of the event.

Once out front, Helberg was able to build a sizeable margin. At the lap four mark, Wilson advanced to the second spot with Turnbull, Dustin Daggett and Blonde completing the top five.

Daggett’s night ended two laps later with engine troubles and he came to a stop in turn 4.

When racing resumed, Blonde bypassed Turnbull to take the third position behind Helberg and Wilson with Litt moving to the fourth spot. The top four cars separated from the field as Blonde continued to be on the move. He was challenging Wilson for the runner-up spot.

The second yellow flag waved on lap 21 for debris. On the restart, Helberg was able to build another healthy margin as Blonde challenged Wilson for second and then completed the pass.

At the finish, Helberg finished ahead of Blonde, Wilson with Litt the final car on the lead lap. John Turnbull Jr, who made his season debut, completed the top five-finishers.

Heat race victories went to Blonde and Tim Cox while Litt was the Hamilton Trucking Fast Qualifier with a lap of 12.826 seconds at 112.272 mph.

The Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints returns to action as part of the King of the Wing Series next week. The opening three rounds are scheduled for Toledo (OH) Speedway on Wednesday, July 2, Winchester (IN) Speedway on Friday, July 4 and Grundy County (IL) Speedway on Saturday, July 5.

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

 

 

Virginia Sprint Series Race #8 Friday June 27th 2014 IMCA RaceSaver Mid-Atlantic Division Dixieland Speedway, Elizabeth City, NC. Humphries Glad to be in Dixie

Tom Humphries took a win at the first of two visits to Dixieland Speedway by holding off Jerald Harris and Glenn Worrell for his third win of the season. Glenn Worrell and Jerald Harris got wins in the heats before it was off to feature time. Charlie and Chris Ware paced the field as the green waved with Charlie taking off bringing Glenn Worrell along. The two were glued together until Worrell got by on lap four and Charlie was left to deal with the closing pack from the back. Worrell was leading when a quick yellow waved at half way but now Humphries and Jerald Harris were right on him. Worrell took off and stayed fast but Humphries was on the attack chopping high and low lap after lap until getting by with six laps to go and brought Jerald Harris with him. Humphries would stay out front with Harris right on him as he raced under the checkered flag first. At the line it was Tom Humphries, Jerald Harris, Glenn Worrell, Troy Severin, Anthony Linkenhoker, French Grimes, Tony Harris, Charlie Ware, Carl Simmons, Chris Ware, Eliah Omwake, Kevin Fletcher, Mattie Feldman, Brian Lawson and Chad Worrell.

Next week will be an off weekend as Eastside Speedway has decided to take the July 4th weekend off and close for a vacation weekend so the next race will be a pavement show at Shenandoah Speedway on Saturday July 12th. Thanks for your support Jim Haines Virginia Sprint Series RaceSaver Sprint Series IMCA Racing

 

 

Caho is ’14 Traditional 40 Champ

St. Croix Falls, WI, June 27, 2014 by Terry Lehnertz Mother Nature threatened all afternoon to put a damper on the annual UMSS Traditional 40 event held at St. Croix Valley Raceway on Friday, but the threats proved empty as the entire race program was completed with only a very short, light sprinkle during the feature races. Rob Caho claimed the headlining sprint car main event in a thriller over Jake Kouba, with other feature wins going to Damon Roberts, Krysta Swearingen, Jack Berger, Cory Crapser and Buzzy Adams. A total of seventeen Traditional Sprint cars from the Upper Midwest Sprintcar Series checked in for the biggest event on their annual calendar, the UMSS Traditional 40. Only sixteen started the marathon finale, as Tommy Kamrath was a pre-race mechanical scratch. Heat race winners Rob Caho and Jimmy Kouba paced the field to green with Caho showing the way early. It took less than two laps for Cam Schafer to rip the lead away from Caho, and it looked as if Schafer might continue his dominance at SCVR and win his third consecutive TSCS feature at The Valley. Schafer, while fast, wasn’t able to leave behind an exciting battle for second between Caho and fifth starting Jake Kouba. Caho was running his usual line on the cushion while Kouba was powerful in a middle-low groove in his #2k mount. After a caution for the stalled ride of Tom Porter, Kouba gained the upper hand in the battle for second on the restart and really came to life. Turn after turn, Kouba was hanging within striking distance of Schafer as the lead duo started to pull away from Caho, Chase Viebrock, Jimmy Kouba, Kevin Bradwell and Mike Haseltine. As the leaders caught the rear of the pack – disaster struck. Exiting turn three, a lapper spun as the leaders powered through the turn. Both Schafer and Kouba jumped on the binders but slid helplessly through the marbles creating a three-card pile up. Schafer was unable to continue and Kouba tacked on to the back of the field, handing the lead back to Caho. Back under green, Caho pushed his sprinter to the limit while fending off Viebrock and Haseltine. As the laps clicked off, most eyes in the grandstands gravitated to Kouba’s royal blue and gold #2k, who passed Mike Mueller for sixth on lap 23. Bradwell pulled to the infield on the 27th circuit, moving Kouba up to fifth, and a lap later, he passed his father Jimmy Kouba to crack the top four. Caho was making it look deceptively easy in his ill-handling car up front, but he didn’t yet know about the charging Kouba. With ten laps to go, Kouba dispatched Haseltine for third. In another handful of laps, it was the rookie Chase Viebrock who gave up his position to Kouba. Once Kouba gained second, he immediately took to reeling in Caho. Kouba showed himself down low while Caho continued to will his #78 sprinter onward in the high groove. The cars were in a dead heat, and Kouba narrowly gained the lead with just two laps remaining. Traffic would again come into play as the crafty Caho set up the pick perfectly to regain the lead and hang on to claim the win in the mega-thrilling forty lapper. An exhausted Caho parked his winning ride in the Anderson’s Maple Syrup victory lane, barely besting Kouba. Viebrock, Haseltine and Jimmy Kouba made up the rest of the top five.Nineteen WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds took the green flag behind the front row of Jim and James Giossi, with James showing the way for the first lap. Early cautions created substantial jumbling of the running order with Josh Bazey leading a handful of laps in front of Cory Crapser, Jason VandeKamp, Giossi and Tony Schill. When things finally settled down, it was Crapser who emerged as the car to beat as the field stretched out in the later stages of the race. In the end, it was Crapser making good on his first visit of the summer to The Valley, claiming the win over Schill, Bazey, VandeKamp and James Giossi.For the second consecutive week, it was the Buzzy Adams show in the WISSOTA Modified division. Starting on the pole, Adams immediately jumped to the point in front of his front row starting mate, Keith Tourville. Behind the leaders, Curt Myers was running strong in third with Justin Oestreich and Doug Gustafson also in the mix. Myers worked around Tourville for second on lap eight, only to stare at a straightaway deficit to Adams. A late caution bunched things up again and Gustafson took advantage, making the jump from fourth to second on the restart. But for the second week in a row, Adams had the field covered and motored to another impressive victory over Gustafson, Tourville, Myers and Dave Mass.In UMSS Micro Sprint competition, the youth movement got back on track Friday, with perhaps the youngest winner ever for a sanctioned race at the raceway. After taking a vacation last Friday, defending series champion Ty Sampair looked to revisit the Anderson’s Maple Syrup victory lane by vaulting almost immediately from his fourth starting position to the lead at the drop of the green for their main event. Right behind Sampair, current series points leader Val Urman was in hot pursuit as the two youngsters dueled for the lead. A lap four spin saw Sampair stalled in turn two, relegating him to the tail per UMSS rules. On the restart, Jack Berger grabbed the top spot and the pre-teen from Lake Elmo, MN, never looked back. Urman stayed close, but the bottle of Anderson’s Maple Syrup and the SCVR red-and-white checkered flag went to Berger for his first career UMSS feature win just six races in to his rookie campaign. Behind Urman, the rest of the top five were Dave Madsen, Al Sachs and James Smith. The Future Four/Minivan feature saw one of the strangest displays of attrition imaginable. Duane Roberts was looking for his first win from the outside of row one and was looking strong through the first three laps. But within the space of just two laps, Roberts, Nicki DuBois, Darren Gamche and Nick Axelsen all succumbed to myriad breakdowns, leaving just two cars, Damon Roberts and Kaleb Harr to vie for the win. Driving smooth and conservatively, Damon Roberts eased his #11 to his third consecutive win and fourth overall this season. The third new face to park on The Hill was also making her first appearance of the season at The Valley. Krysta Swearingen brought her familiar #03 back to SCVR and was looking strong while running third behind three time winner Ben Kaphing and heat race winner John Erickson. Kaphing looked to be in control for his fourth win of the summer until he slowed dramatically with less than two laps to go. After Erickson passed Kaphing, the former leader had to shut down his rapidly over-heating power plant, bringing out the caution and a tow truck. On the restart, Swearingen blasted immediately to the point and ran a fast and solid final two laps to pick up her first feature win in nearly three years over Erickson, Darren Kohler, Jack Barta and Casey Ogilvie. This Friday, July Fourth, features dual WISSOTA Race of Champion qualifiers as both the Midwest Modifieds and Modified will attempt to earn a spot in the prestigious WISSOTA post-season event. All other regular divisions will also compete along with the vintage racers from Northern Vintage Stockcar Racers. To help celebrate the nation’s birthday, St. Croix Valley Raceway is offering another Free Food night, with buy one, get one free specials on selected menu items and $1 beer. More information may be found on the track’s website, www.SCVRaceway.com, as well as their Facebook page. RACE RESULTS

UMSS Traditional Sprints UMSS Traditional 40 Feature – Rob Caho Jr., Jake Kouba, Chase Viebrock, Mike Haseltine, Jimmy Kouba, Mike Mueller, Mike Walters, Jon Lewerer, Denny Stordahl, Kevin Bradwell, Alex Peper, Brad Nelson, Cam Schafer, Scott Brandt, Tom Porter, Johnny Parsons, Tommy Kamrath. Heat 1- Caho, Haseltine, Parsons, Peper, Porter, Kamrath Heat 2- Jimmy Kouba, Mueller, Viebrock, Bradwell, Walters, Mueller Heat 3 – Schafer, Jake Kouba, Lewerer, Bradwell, Walters

WISSOTA Modifieds Feature- Kevin Adams, Doug Gustafson, Keith Tourville, Curt Myers, Dave Mass, Scott Splittstoesser, Justin Oestreich, Chet Atkinson, Steve Lavasseur, Adam Ayotte, Jake Miller, Kyle Steffen, Scott Miller, Jason Gross Heat 1- Lavasseur, S. Miller, Adams, Tourville, J. Miller, Splittstoesser, Steffen Heat 2 – Mass, Myers, Oestreich, Atkinson, Gustafson, Ayotte, WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds Feature- Cory Crapser, Tony Schill, Josh Bazey, Jason VandeKamp, James Giossi, Mitch Weiss, Jacob Toepper, Cory Bruggeman, Elizabeth Toepper, Michael Rukamp, Kyle Hallin, Joe Lallier, Jim Giossi, Tony DuBois, Doug Toepper, Austin Ellis, Cody Borgeson, John Remington, Jared Gorka, Samantha Yarusso, Jesse Krause Heat 1- Remington, Bazey, Jim Giossi, Hallin, Borgeson, DuBois, Ellis Heat 2- VandeKamp, Weiss, James Giossi, Bruggeman, E. Toepper, Rukamp, Yarusso Heat 3- Crapser, J. Toepper, D. Toepper, Schill, Lallier, Gorka, Krause

UMSS Micro Sprints Feature – Jack Berger, Val Urman, Dave Madsen, Al Sachs, James Smith, Eithan Birkmeyer, Shawn Kelley, Ty Sampair Heat – Urman, Sampair, Berger, Kelley, Madsen, Sachs, Smith, Birkmeyer

Future IV Feature – Damon Roberts, Kaleb Harr, Darren Gamche, Duane Roberts, Nicki DuBois, Nick Axelsen Heat – Duane Roberts, Axelsen, Damon Roberts, Harr, DuBois, Gamche

Pure Stocks Feature – Krysta Swearingen, John Erickson, Darren Kohler, Jack Barta, Casey Ogilvie, Ben Kaphing Heat – Erickson, Kaphing, Ogilvie, Kohler, Barta, Swearingen

 

 

Blaney on a hot streak, wins third Ohio Speedweek show at Limaland

LIMA, Ohio (Friday, June 27, 2014) – Dale Blaney won his 100th career University of All Star Circuit of Champions feature in April. He was held winless until the 32nd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek. On Friday “The Low Rider” recorded his third win out of the five speedweek events including Friday’s stop at Limaland Motorsports Park. Blaney inherited the lead when Jamie Veal smacked the front stretch wall on lap 27 and went on to record his 103rd career UNOH All Star victory. It was Blaney’s fourth series win of 2014 and he now has five All Star wins at Limaland. “We had a good car. It didn’t take off the best but I knew we were going to have a good car by 40 laps. We kind of picked our way and I saw where they were running and the car got better and better. I can’t say enough about Tony (Kennedy, car owner). He’s put together a great team and we’re having some fun. George (Fisher, crew chief) is as focused as I’ve ever seen him,” said Blaney beside his Kennedy Cattle/Ti22 Performance/GF1 Chassis/Penske Shocks/Tom’s Sewer and Septic Service backed machine. “I’ve made so many laps around here and I know the track’s going to move. I knew when I had to get up on the track and to the middle. The guys give me a great car and it’s second nature for me to go do those spots,” added Blaney. Greg Wilson, who started in the fourth row next to Blaney, would close on Blaney late in traffic, but had to settle for second. “We fell back there early but man we had a bad fast race car there at the end. Dale and George and the Kennedy team…they’re a team to beat anywhere in the country. To run second to them…it sucks but we had a car that could run with them tonight and I’m proud of that for our team,” said Wilson beside his Hercules Tire/All Star Plumbing and Heating/Ohio Logistics/DNC Hydraulics backed #W20. “But damn I wanted to win that thing.” “But, as long as we good here in a couple of weeks at the Doty (Brad Doty Classic on July 9)…we want to win that race. That’s pretty important to us. I want to really thank all the fans for coming out here and paying the prices to come and watch us race. I’m a blessed man to get to do this with my girls and my wife and it’s damn good to be standing on the front stretch,” added Wilson. Byron Reed would finish third and considering how up and down his year has been, this may be the shot in the arm his team needed. “This feels good. I’ve been doing this a lot of years and it can be very humbling. Sometimes I wonder if I know what I’m doing any more. But I know now we can still do this and I just need to get the confidence up,” said Reed of his Crown Battery/Kistler Engines backed machine. “We got beat by two better cars but they weren’t a lot better. We’re getting there. Hopefully we can build on this.”

Friday’s Ohio Sprint Speedweek visit was the 29th appearance at Limaland for the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions. The field of 45 cars was narrowed to the 24-car starting field for the 40-lap feature with Duane Zablocki and Stevie Smith comprising the front row. When the green flew Zablocki would jump to the lead over Smith, Jamie Veal, Rob Chaney, Travis Philo, Reed and Blaney. Veal would grab second on lap 2 and immediately pressured Zablocki for the top spot. Veal would slide in front of Zablocki on lap five before the caution flew for Paul May. On the ensuing restart Veal led Zablocki, Chaney, Reed, Philo, Smith and Blaney. After a lap was completed Ronnie Blair would stop with suspension damage. On the restart Sheldon Haudenschild and Derek Hagar would get together for another caution. When the green flew so did Veal as he pulled away from a tremendous battle for second between Zablocki, Reed, Chaney and Philo with Blaney staying close. Reed would take second on lap 10 with Chaney and Philo also getting around Zablocki. Blaney would move into fifth by lap 11 with Veal pulling away from Reed with Chaney and Philo having a great battle for third. Philo would gain the position on lap 14. By lap 15 the leaders were approaching heavy lapped traffic and Reed closed quickly on Veal with Philo third and Blaney in fourth. At the half-way point lapped cars were really coming into play with Veal leading Reed, Philo, Blaney, James McFadden, Wilson, Chaney and Smith. Before Reed could try to get to Veal, Philo would challenge him for second and with 15 laps to go it was a tremendous three car battle for second with Blaney joining in. McFadden and Wilson would also close on the leaders. Blaney would drive by Phil for third on lap 26 and ran beside Reed for second. As the leaders came off turn four to complete lap 27 Veal bounced off the outside retaining wall as Blaney shot below to steal the lead. Veal would stop on the front stretch, ending his great run. The restart order was Blaney, Reed, Philo, McFadden, Wilson, Chaney and Smith. When the green flew so did Blaney as Reed tried to stay close. Meanwhile Philo had his hands full with McFadden and Wilson as the trio traded sliders. Wilson would move into third with 10 laps to go. Reed slowly ate into Blaney’s lead as Wilson also closed and with four laps to go Wilson ducked under Reed to take second. Wilson closed to within two car lengths of Blaney but ran out of time as “The Low Rider” drive to the win. Behind Blaney, Wilson and Reed were Philo and McFadden to round out the top five. In the five Ohio Sprint Speedweek events, Blaney has not finished outside of the top two as he looks to wrap up his fifth speedweek title at the finale at Fremont Saturday. Blaney’s three Ohio Speedweek wins also puts him in a very good position to become the first ever five time UNOH All Star national champion. The Reineke Modifieds produced three different leaders and a return to the winner’s circle for one of the track’s all-time leading winners. Jeff Babcock, atop the stock car win list and now tied for fifth on the Modifieds listing, outlasted an impressive field of drivers to record the victory. It was equally impressive in that he started from the fifth row and had to work his way around five former feature winners to post the win. Defending track champion and current point’s leader Todd Sherman started from the pole of the 22-car field for the 20-lap event. Sherman easily moved to the lead through the opening lap and elected to maintain his advantage while working the bottom groove on the track surface. Jerry Bowersock and Matt Westfall both chased Sherman from the outside and stayed consistently within striking distance. In fact, the powerful Westfall pulled up alongside Sherman and made a pass with authority on lap number six. Throughout the Sherman and Westfall duel, Jeff Babcock was steadily climbing into contention while using a very tight bottom of track racing line to make up the margin from the front. Westfall only held the lead position for three circuits before Babcock took the lead on the inside just before the start/finish line.. A series of caution periods didn’t deter Jeff Babcock from staying on the absolute bottom of the track. He fought past those yellow flags and held off Westfall during a white flag restart to ultimately capture the Ohio Sprint Speedweeks undercard feature for the evening. “I had a good run in the beginning and made it to the lead cars pretty quick,” noted Babcock. “The cautions were killing us for awhile and then later in the race the car started changing quite a bit. I tried to throw ‘em off by going high and went back to the bottom for the last few laps.” It was Babcock’s first appearance at the track in 2014 and marked the 12th Modified win of his career at Limaland Motorsports Park. Tickets for the 26th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics, July 9, featuring the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, are on sale now. Call the ticket hotline at 419-998-3199. Seating information, plus all the latest news and information about America’s premier quarter-mile dirt track, can be found at www.limaland.com. You can also find 2014 Limaland Motorsports Park on Facebook and Twitter.

All Star Circuit of Champions (45 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines 1. 9X-Rob Chaney, 11.569; 2. 83-Stevie Smith, 11.715; 3. 35R-Ronnie Blair, 11.799; 4. 16-Danny Maumaw, 11.996; 5. 71MX-Paul May, 12.017; 6. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.029; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.031; 8. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.066; 9. 35AU-Jamie Veal, 12.074; 10. 67-Christopher Bell, 12.116; 11. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.185; 12. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.204; 13. 3G-James McFadden, 12.214; 14. 40I-Mark Imler, 12.234; 15. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.287; 16. 9-Dean Jacobs, 12.314; 17. 6M-Max Stambaugh, 12.318; 18. 70-Derek Hagar, 12.322; 19. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 12.330; 20. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.331; 21. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 12.353; 22. 63-Chad Kemenah, 12.368; 23. 45-Tim Shaffer, 12.374; 24. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 12.394; 25. 24H-Brandon Wimmer, 12.441; 26. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr., 12.688; 27. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.731; 28. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 12.765; 29. 44W-Austin Wheatley, 12.820; 30. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 12.852; 31. 97-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 12.885; 32. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.981; 33. 78-Todd Kane, 12.987; 34. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.004; 35. 28H-Hud Horton, 13.048; 36. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.087; 37. 5-Dave Glennon, 13.109; 38. 15-Brandon Ferguson, 13.291; 39. 96AU-Bruce White, 13.292; 40. 59-Bryan Nuckles, 13.303; 41. 38-Dennis Wagner, 13.360; 42. 41K-Cole Ketchem, 13.384; 43. 19P-Paige Polyak, 99.991; 44. 53-Cap Henry, 99.992; 45. 71AU-Ryan Davis, 99.993

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 6M-Max Stambaugh[2] ; 2. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 3. 3G-James McFadden[3] ; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney[6] ; 5. 35AU-Jamie Veal[4] ; 6. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[7] ; 7. 71MX-Paul May[5] ; 8. 78-Todd Kane[9] ; 9. 44W-Austin Wheatley[8] ; 10. 71AU-Ryan Davis[12] ; 11. 5-Dave Glennon[10] ; 12. 38-Dennis Wagner[11]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 70-Derek Hagar[2] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[5] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[9] ; 4. 83-Stevie Smith[6] ; 5. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr.[7] ; 6. 55F-Taylor Ferns[8] ; 7. 40I-Mark Imler[3] ; 8. 15-Brandon Ferguson[10] ; 9. 41K-Cole Ketchem[11] ; 10. 63-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 11. 67-Christopher Bell[4]

Heat 3 - Dragon Racing Fuels (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 45-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 2. 14K-Dale Blaney[4] ; 3. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[5] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[3] ; 6. 46AU-Stuart Williams[2] ; 7. 35R-Ronnie Blair[6] ; 8. 28H-Hud Horton[9] ; 9. 19P-Paige Polyak[11] ; 10. 96AU-Bruce White[10]

Heat 4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 2-Shane Stewart[2] ; 2. W20-Greg Wilson[4] ; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan[1] ; 4. 9-Dean Jacobs[3] ; 5. 5R-Byron Reed[5] ; 6. 1ST-Gary Taylor[9] ; 7. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[7] ; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker[8] ; 9. 59-Bryan Nuckles[10] ; 10. 16-Danny Maumaw[6]

Dash - Howard Johnson Hotel - Lima, OH (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature 1. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[1] ; 2. 83-Stevie Smith[3] ; 3. 35AU-Jamie Veal[5] ; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney[2] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[6] ; 6. 5R-Byron Reed[4]

C-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature) 1. 41K-Cole Ketchem[4] ; 2. 96AU-Bruce White[1] ; 3. 59-Bryan Nuckles[2] ; 4. 71AU-Ryan Davis[6]

B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 71MX-Paul May[3] ; 2. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[8] ; 3. 35R-Ronnie Blair[1] ; 4. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[9] ; 5. 1ST-Gary Taylor[16] ; 6. 63-Chad Kemenah[7] ; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker[13] ; 8. 46AU-Stuart Williams[6] ; 9. 44W-Austin Wheatley[10] ; 10. 78-Todd Kane[14] ; 11. 5-Dave Glennon[17] ; 12. 40I-Mark Imler[5] ; 13. 55F-Taylor Ferns[11] ; 14. 41K-Cole Ketchem[20] ; 15. 15-Brandon Ferguson[18] ; 16. 28H-Hud Horton[15]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (40 Laps) 1. 14K-Dale Blaney[7]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson[8]; 3. 5R-Byron Reed[6]; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[5]; 5. 3G-James McFadden[9]; 6. 9X-Rob Chaney[4]; 7. 83-Stevie Smith[2]; 8. 2-Shane Stewart[16]; 9. 6M-Max Stambaugh[14]; 10. 57X-Andrew Palker[10]; 11. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[20]; 12. 9-Dean Jacobs[13]; 13. 11N-Randy Hannagan[19]; 14. 81-Lee Jacobs[24]; 15. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[23]; 16. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[17]; 17. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[1]; 18. 45-Tim Shaffer[18]; 19. 35AU-Jamie Veal[3]; 20. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr.[21]; 21. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild[22]; 22. 70-Derek Hagar[15]; 23. 35R-Ronnie Blair[11]; 24. 71MX-Paul May[12]

Reineke Modifieds

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 71-Joel Ortberg; 2. 54-Matt Westfall; 3. 23J-Jeff Koz; 4. 22T-Tony Anderson; 5. OO-Andy Galgoci; 6. O1-Anthony Flannery; 7. 11H-Mike Hohlbein; 8. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 3W-Dylan Woodling; 2. L5-Casey Luedeke; 3. 10-Scott Bowersock; 4. 34X-Brandon Vaughan; 5. 55-Justin Matson; 6. 8R-Jesse Rush; 7. 40-Terry Hull

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 5X-Jerry Bowersock; 2. 65-Todd Sherman; 3. 7B-Jeff Babcock; 4. O7-Damen Bock; 5. 31J-Josh Kehle; 6. 4-Jason Kinney; 7. 35-Bubby Stremme

A-Main - (20 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 7B-Jeff Babcock[9]; 2. 54-Matt Weswtfall[3]; 3. 5X-Jerry Bowersock[4]; 4. 65-Todd Sherman[1]; 5. L5-Casey Luedeke[2]; 6. 71-Joel Ortberg[6]; 7. 3W-Dylan Woodling[5]; 8. 40-Terry Hull[20]; 9. 34X-Brandon Vaughan[11]; 10. 23J-Jeff Koz[7]; 11. OO-Andy Galgoci[13]; 12. 35-Bubby Stremme[21]; 13. 55-Justin Matson[14]; 14. 4-Jason Kinney[18]; 15. O1-Anthony Flannery[16]; 16. 22T-Tony Anderson[10]; 17. 8R-Jesse Rush[17]; 18. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[19]; 19. O7-Damen Bock[12]; 20. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger[22]; 21. 10-Scott Bowersock[8]; 22. 31J-Josh Kehle[15]

 

 

 

Solwold Wins Dirt Cup Night 1 Presented by Jack in the Box

6/26/14

Alger, WA – Jason Solwold and car owner Mike Anderson have a number of things in common: wins at Skagit Speedway against the World of Outlaws, Summer Nationals championships, season championships. Both driver and car owner have nearly every major trophy offered by the 3/10 mile clay oval save one – the Saturday night winner’s trophy from the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup. After Thursday night, the pairing must feel as if 2014 is their year, as Solwold took home the night one win on the Thursday night edition of the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup presented by Jack in the Box.

Amongst the improbable things that happened on night one of the 43rd Dirt Cup was 16 year old Robbie Price’s run at the front of the field. On the initial start, Price, with a 360 engine in his car vs. a full field of 410s, jumped to an early advantage with Solwold quickly working from sixth up into second. Price enjoyed a four car length lead as he paced the field, with Solwold narrowing the advantage as the pair reached traffic around lap nine. Price held serve with as the veteran began pressuring him the low groove, but a lap 12 caution would stack the field up and give Jason his best opportunity to take the lead from the Cobble Hill, BC youngster. As the field powered back to green, Solwold saw his opportunity, taking his car to the low side of turn one and powering into the lead as he exited turn two. Brock Lemley, who started ninth, also made his way around Price and set sail for Solwold as the pair ran down the slower cars. With heavy slower traffic ahead, Lemley came right up to Solwold’s rear nerf, but a lap 24 caution gave Jason a reprieve from the Lemley assault and clean air to work with. After a dynamite restart, it was the Burlington, WA driver Solwold taking the win ahead of Bellingham’s Brock Lemley and Stanwood’ Jared Peterson for an all Washington State top three. Solwold also won his heat race. Other heat race winners were Lemley, Chad Hillier and Jesse Whitney. Rico Abreu set quick time as the only car into the ten second bracket at 10.913. While Washington drivers swept the podium on the night, Californians were the big movers and shakers in the A Main, with Kyle Hirst, Jonathan Allard and Bud Kaeding all tying for hard charger with eight positions gained per driver.

Going into night two of the 43rd annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup presented by Jack in the Box, Lemley leads the point standings for the event, 553 to 548 over Solwold. Kyle Hirst, Jonathan Allard, Willie Croft and Jared Peterson make up the remainder of the top six, which is the cut off for Saturday night’s A Scramble. The top sixteen point earners after tomorrow night’s second preliminary event.

The PHRA Dwarf Cars were the support division on the night, and Gaston, OR native Corey Esteban scored his first victory at Skagit Speedway after many years of winning around the Pacific NW. Esteban, the two time PHRA champion, took the lead from Henry Corbin III on lap 17 as Corbin opened the lower groove out of turn two on a restart, allowing Esteban by for the eventual win. Corbin hung on for second and James Brinster ran third in his first Skagit Speedway appearance. Heat winners were Rian McVae, Jess Turner Jr and Corbin III.

Night two of the 43rd annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup presented by Jack in the Box begins at roughly 615 with time trials for the 410s, followed by hot laps for the night’s supports divisions, the PHRA Dwarfs and Outlaw Tuners. For full point standings, ticket info and more log on to www.skagitspeedway.com.

Results

Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup Prelim Night 1 Presented by Jack in the Box 410s Fast Time – Rico Abreu 10.913 Heat 1 – Jason Solwold, Jonathan Jorgenson, Abreu, Jonathan Allard, Bud Kaeding, Kelly Miller, Shane Valliant, Bud Ashe, Clayton Sibley Heat 2 – Brock Lemley, Jared Peterson, Henry Van Dam, Willie Croft, Skylar Gee, Marc Duperron, Luke Didiuk, Bill Rude Heat 3 – Chad Hillier, Trey Starks, Kevin Smith, Barry Martinez, Logan Forler, Eric Fisher, Steve Reeves, Geoff Needham Heat 4 – Jesse Whitney, Kyle Hirst, Robbie Price, Daniel Anderson, Steve Vague, Matt Jensen, Lawrance Kirkham, Ross Mathison B Main – Matt Jensen, Forler, Kaeding, Vague, Duperron, Miller, Fisher, Reeves, Valliant, Didiuk, Needham, Ashe, Mathison, Kirkham, Sibley, Rude, Gee A Main – Jason Solwold, Lemley, Peterson, Hirst, Allard, Price, Croft, Van Dam, Hillier, Abreu, Kaeding, Jorgenson, Forler, Starks, Smith, Duperron, Vague, Jensen, Whitney, Martinez, Anderson, Miller Lap Leaders – Price 1-12 Solwold 13-30

PHRA Dwarfs Heat 1 – Rian McVae, James Brinster, Kevin Benson, Dylan Chrisman, Ronnie Gilmore Jr, Eric Bergquist, Jess Turner Sr, Brian Taylor Heat 2 – Jess Turner Jr, Jim Pavel, John Chrisman, Jim Fischer, Leo Ward, Tim Hester, Steve Taylor Heat 3 – Henry Corbin III, Corey Esteban, Mike Miller, Henry Corbin II, Brandon Ross, Guy Tow, Dale Knutsen Main – Corey Esteban, Corbin III, Brinster, J Chrisman, Benson, Corbin II, McVae, Turner Jr, Turner Sr, Gilmore Jr, Tow, D Chrisman, Fischer, Hester, Bergquist, Ross, Ward, B Taylor, S Taylor, Pavel, Miller Lap Leaders – Corbin III 1-16 Esteban 17-20

 

 

Blaney rediscovers Fremont victory lane for second Ohio Sprint Speedweek win

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Fremont Speedway was Dale Blaney’s personal ATM in 2013. But, after opening the track’s season with a win in April, “The Low Rider” has been held winless at “The Track That Action Built.” That all changed Thursday during night #4 of the 32nd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek with the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions.

The four time and defending UNOH All Star Champion took a major step to claiming an unprecedented fifth series title by blasting past James McFadden on a restart at the half-way point of the feature and driving to his second Ohio Sprint Speedweek win. The victory is Blaney’s 102nd career UNOH All Star win and the third series victory of 2014. He now has 21 career victories at Fremont, of which, 15 have been All Star triumphs.

Blaney now holds a commanding lead in the Ohio Sprint Speedweek point standings as he looks to claim that title for the fifth time in his career. In fact, he has not finished out of the top three in any of the four speedweek events. He also pads his point lead in the UNOH All Star’s national and Ohio region points.

“I was really really tight entering the corners. Him (McFadden) in front of me…it had me all balled up. I was able to get a good run on him in one and two and in three he saw me and he had been running down and he caught it and I got around him and moved to the top. The car got really good the last 12 laps. I was able to get off two really well,” said Blaney beside his Kennedy Cattle/Penske Shocks/Ti22 Performance/GF1 Chassis #14k.

“George and Tony and Donny and Skippy…they do an awesome job with this thing. It’s such a pleasure for me to drive this right now. Those guys do 80 percent of the work and the credit should go to them…I just get to drive it,” added Blaney in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

For McFadden, Fremont Speedway has been fantastic to the Australian driver as he scored a $10,000-to-win victory back in May at the track and followed with a second place run Thursday on “I’m Your Guy Water Proofing Night.” The battle he had with Jac Haudenschild for second the last hand full of laps kept the big crowd entertained to say the least.

“I really like this track…it’s a lot like home. The track’s a little bit flatter but slicker than I’m used to. The team gave me an awesome car and it’s a pleasure to drive and it’s easy to get around here,” said McFadden beside his Tim Norman/Joe Gaerte owned #3G.

“It is always fun racing with someone like Jac. I probably used him up a little too much coming into three…didn’t expect to move up as much as I did…it kind of got away from me and I’m sorry about that. But, this gives us a lot of momentum going into the last two races,” added McFadden beside his Gaerte Engines/XYZ Machining/Red Line Oil/All Star Performance backed machine.

Haudenschild, who won the speedweek event the previous night at Atomic Speedway, is happy with the direction of his Rick Rodgers backed team.

“James and I had a real good race there…we slid back and forth a couple of times. That was fun. We’re getting better here and I’m looking forward to coming back here in a couple of days. I said it about a month ago…this team is starting to gel,” said Haudenschild beside his Mondak Portables/Triple X Racing/Renegade Rentals/Champion Oil/Destiny Racing backed #9w.

In a crash marred Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature, Fremont’s Paul Weaver would hold off Steve Rando for his first win of the season. The victory is Weaver’s 34th career win at the track and ties him with Al Franks for 10th on the track’s all-time win list. It wasn’t easy for Weaver, who said he ran out of fuel on the last lap.

“I ran out of fuel but I’m sure others did too. It just wouldn’t go down the straight away and we were slipping and sliding. I couldn’t find a good way into one. It was almost like close your eyes and where it ends up it ends up. We have been doing everything we could and Jamie Miller came along to help me including putting another car together. We put this one back together and right off the bat we win,” said Weaver beside his Hampshire Racing Engines/Buckeye Mobile Coatings/Weaver Performance Karts and Parts/Fostoria Mod Shop/M&L Excavating/Tender Touch Car Wash backed machine.

In the AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Trucks, Risingsun, Ohio’s Shawn Valenti battled the first half of the race with Art Ball and Matt Foos and then with Jimmy McGrath Jr. At the end, he held off a charging Daniel Roepke to score his 8th win of the season at Fremont. The victory is his 17th career win at the track.

“I have to thank Joe and Mike Burkin for putting me in their sprint car tonight and Jeff Babcock for this awesome truck. The truck is rolling the cushion nice,” said Valenti beside his Craig Miller Trucking/Conrad Transport/Dave Story Equipment Repair/Day Dream and Memories Crafts and Antiques/KS Sales and Service backed #7b.

After the field of 51 UNOH All Star Sprint Cars – second highest car count of the week – was whittled down to the 24-car starting grid for the 40-lap feature, McFadden and Lee Jacobs would make up the front row. Jacobs, who holds the track record at Fremont Speedway, would bolt into the lead over McFadden, Blaney, Gary Taylor, Cap Henry and Haudenschild.

Jacobs set a blistering pace, hitting lapped traffic by the 7th circuit with McFadden, Blaney and Taylor closing. Taylor would use the lapped cars to steal third on lap 8. As Jacobs and McFadden tried to negotiate through the traffic, Taylor and Blaney closed. As Jacobs tried to maintain the lead and get around the lapped car of Brandon Wimmer, the two touched wheels with Jacobs slamming into the front stretch wall, ending his night and handing the lead to McFadden. Taylor too would suffer a flat tire and relinquished his second running spot to Blaney.

The restart order was McFadden, Blaney, Henry, Haudenschild, Christopher Bell, Chad Kemenah and Randy Hannagan. Haudenschild would move into third on lap 13 with Bell taking fourth by lap 16, bringing Kemenah to fifth. Travis Philo would spin on lap 19 to bunch up the field and on the restart; Blaney drove around the high side of McFadden in turns one and two to grab the lead.

Just past the half-way point the running order was Blaney, McFadden, Haudenschild, Kemenah, Bell and Henry. The car on the move was Chris Andrews who started 19th and was up to 7th by lap 24. With 11 laps remaining both McFadden and Haudenschild were closing on Blaney with Kemenah fourth and Andrews fifth.

The final caution would fly with five laps to go when Broc Martin spun. With a clear track Blaney would drive away as McFadden and Haudenschild put on a heck of a show battling for second with Andrews grabbing fourth. Haudenschild would move into second on lap 37 but McFadden squeezed back by a circuit later.

At the checkered it was Blaney over McFadden, Haudenschild, Andrews and Kemenah.

As a way to thank the teams for supporting Fremont Speedway during the Ohio Sprint Speedweek event, track promoter Rich Farmer added extra funds to the B-main.

Rookie Kyle Capodice and Weaver would bring the field to green for the 25-lap 305 sprint feature with Weaver gaining the advantage over Capodice, Steve Rando, Nate Dussel, Dan McCarron, Alvin Roepke, Dan Hammond and John Ivy.

The action ground to a half on lap three when Jordan Ryan tipped over in turn two. The restart order was Weaver, Capodice, Rando, Dussel, Roepke, McCarron, Ivy and Seth Schneider. Rando would take charge of second on lap five, bringing Dussel and Roepke around Capodice. Roepke would bring out the caution on lap 11 when he found one of the infield tractor tires, ending his night. On the restart Ivy was able to drive around Dussel for third.

On lap 13 one of the infield tractor tires was moved into the racing groove to bring out the caution. On the restart Brandon Moore would spin. When the green came back out the running order was Weaver, Rando, Ivy, Dussel and Dustin Dinan. Dan Hammond would spin on lap 15 for another caution. When the green flew again it didn’t hold for too long as Dustin Stroup and Ricky Peterson would tangle on the front stretch necessitating a red. On the ensuing restart Capodice would spin. After lap 19 was recorded with the running order Weaver, Rando, Ivy, Dussel, Dinan and Schneider, McCarron would spin.

On the ensuing restart Dussel and Ivy would collide, sending both upside down. Now the restart order was Weaver, Rando, Dinan, Schneider, Jimmy Colvin, TJ Michael and Bobby Clark. Weaver and Rando pulled away from Dinan and it looked as if Weaver had the race in hand. But, on the final corner of the final lap, his car bobbled slightly and Rando drove to his inside as it was a drag race to the checkers. Weaver held on to win over Rando, Dinan, Schneider and Michael.

Brandon Moore took the Baumann Auto Group Big Bucks Bump Challenge and left his front row starting spot to go to the tail for a chance at a $5,000 bonus. He would come up short, finishing 10th. But, because he accepted the challenge, his 10th spot pay was doubled.

Art Ball and Matt Foos would bring the field to green for the 20-lap dirt truck feature. Right away it was a tremendous three truck battle between Ball, Foos and Valenti. The caution would fly on lap 3 when Brad Keckler tangled with Foos who had gotten a bit sideways in turn three. That handed the lead to Ball with Valenti and Jimmy McGrath locked in a battle for second. Ball, McGrath and Valenti now raced hard for the lead with Roepke and Kent Brewer in tow. McGrath Jr. would take the lead on lap six with Valenti and Ball glued to his bumper. Valenti would drive into second on lap eight and blasted around McGrath for the lead a circuit later.

At the half-way point the running order was Valenti, McGrath Jr., Ball, Roepke, Brewer and Cory Ward. Ball would spin on lap 16, handing third to Roepke who would then drive around McGrath on lap 18. Brandon Leighton would spin on lap 19, setting up a one-lap dash to the checkers. Valenti would hold off Roepke with McGrath Jr., Brewer and Ward rounding out the top five.

For more information about Saturday’s Ohio Sprint Speedweek finale paying $10,000 to win with the dirt trucks and 305 sprints also in action, go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

Art Ball and Jim McGrath

Fremont Speedway - 6/26/2014

UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (51 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 12.234; 2. 63-Chad Kemenah, 12.280; 3. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 12.285; 4. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 12.317; 5. 77AU-Darren Mollenoyux, 12.353; 6. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.365; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.423; 8. 3G-James McFadden, 12.425; 9. 53-Cap Henry, 12.453; 10. 83M-Broc Martin, 12.470; 11. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 12.480; 12. 67-Christopher Bell, 12.492; 13. 99-Brady Bacon, 12.495; 14. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.502; 15. 45L-Brian Lay, 12.502; 16. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr., 12.506; 17. 70-Derek Hagar, 12.518; 18. 35AU-Jamie Veal, 12.523; 19. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.542; 20. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.572; 21. 45-Tim Shaffer, 12.574; 22. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.579; 23. 48-Danny Dietrich, 12.599; 24. 2+-Brian Smith, 12.604; 25. 11F-D.J. Foos, 12.610; 26. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.614; 27. 24H-Brandon Wimmer, 12.623; 28. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.627; 29. 60K-Jody Keegan, 12.668; 30. 40-Caleb Helms, 12.668; 31. 49-Cole Duncan, 12.684; 32. 71MX-Paul May, 12.701; 33. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 12.727; 34. 11X-Brandon Martin, 12.742; 35. 78-Todd Kane, 12.750; 36. 44W-Austin Wheatley, 12.751; 37. 9-Dean Jacobs, 12.780; 38. 21-Dallas Hewitt, 12.800; 39. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.817; 40. 71AU-Ryan Davis, 12.826; 41. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.869; 42. O7X-Dain Naida, 12.888; 43. 97-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 12.906; 44. 83-Stevie Smith, 12.940; 45. 40I-Mark Imler, 12.960; 46. 312-Mike Linder, 12.966; 47. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.023; 48. 38-Dennis Wagner, 13.389; 49. 39M-Matt Merrill, 13.818; 50. 5-Dave Glennon, 99.991; 51. 19P-Paige Polyak, 99.992

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 45-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 2. 70-Derek Hagar[2] ; 3. 1ST-Gary Taylor[6] ; 4. 99-Brady Bacon[3] ; 5. 53-Cap Henry[4] ; 6. 9-Dean Jacobs[10] ; 7. 77AU-Darren Mollenoyux[5] ; 8. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[9] ; 9. 5R-Byron Reed[11] ; 10. 60K-Jody Keegan[8] ; 11. 11F-D.J. Foos[7] ; 12. 39M-Matt Merrill[13] ; 13. 40I-Mark Imler[12]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2-Shane Stewart[3] ; 2. 35AU-Jamie Veal[2] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 4. 83M-Broc Martin[4] ; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney[5] ; 6. 63-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7] ; 8. 21-Dallas Hewitt[10] ; 9. 312-Mike Linder[12] ; 10. O7X-Dain Naida[11] ; 11. 5-Dave Glennon[13] ; 12. 11X-Brandon Martin[9] ; 13. 40-Caleb Helms[8]

Heat 3 - Dragon Racing Fuels (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 48-Danny Dietrich[1] ; 2. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 4. 45L-Brian Lay[3] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 6. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[6] ; 7. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[7] ; 8. 49-Cole Duncan[8] ; 9. W20-Greg Wilson[10] ; 10. 19P-Paige Polyak[13] ; 11. 46AU-Stuart Williams[12] ; 12. 97-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[11] ; 13. 78-Todd Kane[9]

Heat 4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 16-Chris Andrews[2] ; 2. 2+-Brian Smith[1] ; 3. 3G-James McFadden[5] ; 4. 11N-Randy Hannagan[6] ; 5. 67-Christopher Bell[4] ; 6. 83-Stevie Smith[11] ; 7. 57X-Andrew Palker[7] ; 8. 71AU-Ryan Davis[10] ; 9. 38-Dennis Wagner[12] ; 10. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr.[3] ; 11. 44W-Austin Wheatley[9] ; 12. 71MX-Paul May[8]

Dash - Howard Johnson Hotel - Lima, OH (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 3G-James McFadden[1] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 3. 53-Cap Henry[3] ; 4. 14K-Dale Blaney[5] ; 5. 11N-Randy Hannagan[4] ; 6. 1ST-Gary Taylor[6]

C-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature)

1. W20-Greg Wilson[1] ; 2. 83-Stevie Smith[6] ; 3. 97-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[5] ; 4. O7X-Dain Naida[4] ; 5. 46AU-Stuart Williams[9] ; 6. 19P-Paige Polyak[13] ; 7. 40I-Mark Imler[7] ; 8. 39M-Matt Merrill[11] ; 9. 38-Dennis Wagner[10] ; 10. 71AU-Ryan Davis[2] ; 11. 5-Dave Glennon[12]

B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 63-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 2. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[2] ; 3. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr.[4] ; 4. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[7] ; 5. 77AU-Darren Mollenoyux[3] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[6] ; 7. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[13] ; 8. 9-Dean Jacobs[17] ; 9. 57X-Andrew Palker[8] ; 10. 83-Stevie Smith[20] ; 11. W20-Greg Wilson[19] ; 12. 44W-Austin Wheatley[16] ; 13. 11X-Brandon Martin[14] ; 14. 78-Todd Kane[15] ; 15. 60K-Jody Keegan[9] ; 16. 49-Cole Duncan[11] ; 17. 21-Dallas Hewitt[18] ; 18. 11F-D.J. Foos[5]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (40 Laps)

1. 14K-Dale Blaney[4]; 2. 3G-James McFadden[1]; 3. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[8]; 4. 16-Chris Andrews[19]; 5. 63-Chad Kemenah[11]; 6. 11N-Randy Hannagan[5]; 7. 67-Christopher Bell[9]; 8. 35AU-Jamie Veal[17]; 9. 45L-Brian Lay[14]; 10. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[12]; 11. 53-Cap Henry[3]; 12. 2-Shane Stewart[13]; 13. 70-Derek Hagar[16]; 14. 1ST-Gary Taylor[6]; 15. 99-Brady Bacon[10]; 16. 48-Danny Dietrich[22]; 17. 5T-Travis Philo[21]; 18. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[24]; 19. 2+-Brian Smith[23]; 20. 83M-Broc Martin[7]; 21. 35-Stuart Brubaker[18]; 22. 81-Lee Jacobs[2]; 23. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr.[15]; 24. 45-Tim Shaffer[20]

Hard Charger: 16-Chris Andrews[+15]

Fremont Federal Credit Untion 305 Sprints (27 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

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

1. 8I-John Ivy[1] ; 2. 5R-Jordan Ryan[2] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[8] ; 5. 28-Dustin Stroup[6] ; 6. 8-Bobby Clark[7] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 8. 3J-Trey Jacobs[4] ; 9. 11G-Luke Griffith[9]

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

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[5] ; 4. 22D-Dan Hammond[3] ; 5. 8M-T.J Michael[7] ; 6. 2-Ricky Peterson[9] ; 7. 25-Jason Keckler[8] ; 8. 10-Josh Harrison[6] ; 9. 32-Ryan French[2]

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

1. 7A-Alvin Roepke[1] ; 2. 6-Dustin Dinan[7] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[5] ; 5. 9-Jimmy Colvin[8] ; 6. 48-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 7. 10S-Roger Shammo[9] ; 8. 29P-Mark Pinski[4] ; 9. 94K-Kurt Huber[6]

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

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[4] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[1] ; 3. 2-Ricky Peterson[2] ; 4. 25-Jason Keckler[5] ; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs[7] ; 6. 11G-Luke Griffith[10] ; 7. 10-Josh Harrison[8] ; 8. 10S-Roger Shammo[6] ; 9. 48-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 10. 29P-Mark Pinski[9] ; 11. 94K-Kurt Huber[12] ; 12. 32-Ryan French[11]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[2]; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[3]; 3. 6-Dustin Dinan[11]; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[7]; 5. 8M-T.J Michael[12]; 6. 8-Bobby Clark[17]; 7. 9-Jimmy Colvin[15]; 8. 12-Kyle Capodice[1]; 9. 25-Jason Keckler[19]; 10. 7M-Brandon Moore[20]; 11. 68G-Tyler Gunn[14]; 12. 8I-John Ivy[10]; 13. 1-Nate Dussel[6]; 14. 22M-Dan McCarron[4]; 15. 22D-Dan Hammond[5]; 16. 2-Ricky Peterson[16]; 17. 28-Dustin Stroup[13]; 18. 7A-Alvin Roepke[8]; 19. 5R-Jordan Ryan[9]

Hard Charger: 8-Bobby Clark[+11]

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

AAA Auto Club Dirt Trucks (19 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

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

1. 2-Matt Foos[5] ; 2. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[4] ; 3. 5-Jim McGrath[9] ; 4. 3X-Brad Keckler[1] ; 5. O1-Art Ball[6] ; 6. 4S-Keith Sorg[10] ; 7. 8KB-Kent Brewer[7] ; 8. O-Jim Keegan[3] ; 9. D1-Dustin Keegan[8] ; 10. 22-Brandon Leighton[2]

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

1. 36M-Cory McCaughey[2] ; 2. 88-Dan Roepke Jr.[3] ; 3. 7B-Shawn Valenti[7] ; 4. 18W-Cory Ward[4] ; 5. 33-Jeff Ward[8] ; 6. 7-Dana Frey[6] ; 7. 37-Eric Devanna[9] ; 8. 85S-Bradley Stuckey[5] ; 9. 3-Andy Earnhart[1]

A-Main - (20 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[4]; 2. 88-Dan Roepke Jr.[9]; 3. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[6]; 4. 8KB-Kent Brewer[13]; 5. 18W-Cory Ward[7]; 6. 36M-Cory McCaughey[8]; 7. 33-Jeff Ward[5]; 8. 37-Eric Devanna[12]; 9. D1-Dustin Keegan[17]; 10. O-Jim Keegan[15]; 11. O1-Art Ball[1]; 12. 4S-Keith Sorg[11]; 13. 85S-Bradley Stuckey[14]; 14. 22-Brandon Leighton[18]; 15. 7-Dana Frey[10]; 16. 2-Matt Foos[2]; 17. 3X-Brad Keckler[3]; 18. 5-Jim McGrath[19]; 19. 3-Andy Earnhart[16]

Hard Charger: 8KB-Kent Brewer[+9]

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

 

 

Atomic Speedweek Huge Success

Haudenschild Claims All-Star $$$

Compilation report from Scott Wolfe/Brian Liskai, All-Stars

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (Wednesday, June 25, 2014) – Jac Haudenschild lived up to his nickname “The Wild Child” at Atomic Speedway Wednesday night. The Wooster, Ohio driver blasted around Dale Blaney with five laps to go and went on to score the win on night #3 of the 32nd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek with the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions. Dan Ebert, Lake Shore, Minnesota claimed the AMRA Modified $1,000 win, Harley Martin, Jackson, Ohio took the Sport Mod main, his 5th of the season; and Rob Smith claimed his second Street Stock win.

113 cars packed the pit area, inclulding 62 sprint cars-- the largest gathering of sprint cars at any dirt track in the USA this year!

Haudenschild used the concrete wall in turns three and four as a cushion to rim-ride to his second All Star win of 2014. It is his 28th career series victory.

“That was really fun. The track was awesome. The fastest way was around the top. I was running up there pretty high. It was a little easier running second. Dale was definitely fast but I was able to see his line and we got there at the end,” said Haudenschild beside his Destiny Racing/Rick Rogers Construction/Mondak Portables/Triple X Racing/Renegade Rentals/Champion Oil backed machine.

“We’ve been getting better every week and hopefully we can keep it up. The car is feeling good and the guys have worked their tails off,” added Haudenschild.

For Blaney, who came into the night leading the UNOH All Star national and Ohio Region points and the 2014 Ohio Sprint Speedweek points, it was another solid night with a second place finish despite leading the first 25 laps.

“It was my mistake. I moved to the middle there a little bit. It almost felt like it was starting to lock down there in the middle and I probably ran a little too conservative there to try and stay in it. He just got a run on me there and after that he was running pretty hard. My mistake for running a little too easy in one and two and being conservative. The guys gave me a great car and I just brought it home in second. Every night we’ve been really good and put ourselves in a good position and that’s what it takes,” said Blaney beside his Kennedy Cattle/GF1 Chassis/Ti22 Performance/Penske Shocks backed #14K.

Randy Hannagan would battle with Blaney for the runner-up position the final four laps before coming home in third.

“Car came on really good the last 10 laps. I missed that corner that one time that I didn’t need to miss it,” said Hannagan beside his Do-Si-Do/Upper Auto/Kenny’s Components backed #11n. “Ed Neumeister gives me an awesome car and my guys, Kent Karhoff and Jonathan Karhoff work their butts off for me. They make me look good.”

After the 62-car field was whittled down to the final 24 A-main starters it would be Blaney and Sheldon Haudenschild who would bring the field to the green for the 30-lap feature. Blaney would grab the lead over Sheldon Haudenschild, Cole Duncan, Jac Haudenschild, Taylor Ferns, Danny Smith, Randy Hannagan, Brady Bacon and Caleb Griffith. Jac Haudenschild would grab third on lap two.

It didn’t take the leaders long to find heavy lapped traffic by lap five but the action would grind to a halt on lap six when Cale Thomas would blow a right rear tire and get into the front stretch wall, getting upside down. On the restart Blaney pulled away slightly as the son and feather battled for second. Jac would take the runner-up spot on lap eight, bringing Duncan into third with Sheldon, Hannagan, Smith and Shane Stewart in tow.

Blaney would find lapped traffic by the 12th circuit with Haudenschild staying within striking distance while Duncan battled with Hannagan with Sheldon Haudenschild, Smith and Griffith in pursuit. Jimmy Stinson would spin to bring out the caution on lap 14 and once again hand the leaders a clear track. Blaney and Jac Haudenschild would pull away from the field and run nose to tail with Duncan, Hannagan, Sheldon Haudenschild, Smith, Griffith, Stewart and Bacon in tow. Bacon would spin in turn one on lap 21 to once again give the leaders a clean track.

On the restart once again Blaney and Jac Haudenschild were glued together and pulled away while Duncan was battling with Hannagan for third. Jac would execute a perfect slider on Blaney in turns three and four to take the lead with five laps to go when the red flew for a pile-up involving Christopher Bell, Danny Holtgraver and Cory Crabtree. On the restart Jac Haudenschild would continue to blast away at the extreme top edge of the track with Blaney now locked in a battle for second with Hannagan while Sheldon Haudenschild was battling with Griffith for fourth.

Jac Haudenschild would drive to the win with Blaney edging Hannagan for second while Griffith and Sheldon Haudenschild rounded out the top five.

In the power-packed AMRA Modified Feature, Kenny Johnson, the 5-time AMRA champ lined up against WISOTA Champ Dan Ebert as the duo led the charging star-studded line-up to the green flag. Ebert and Johnson diced in spectacular fashion with the always-present back-in-the-pack action at Atomic Speedway. Johnson, of Mineral Wells, WV is your 2014 Gibby's DTRN Modified Mid-Season Champion with 12 feature wins in what has been a Dream season already in 2014 with 12 Victories right here in our region. Johnson's bid for win #6 was short-lived, however.

In the Modified A -main there was a very bad wreck involving Dave Pinkerton, Jason Montgomery and Mark Dickson who tried to make it Three wide where three-wide would not fit. Past feature winner Jimmy Lennex was involved in the aftermath and was taken away in an ambulance, but at press time was reported to be only shaken and suffering a sore neck.

Cody Parker worked his way toward the front, along with hard-charger Rick Hensley who was on a rail from 14th to third. Rounding out the top ten were Dan Ebert, Cody Parker, Rick Hensley, Travis Dickson, K-C Burdette, Nathan Loney , John Burdette, Jason Brookover, Mark Dickson, and Brian Whiteman.

He is only sixteen, but he is a veteran in many ways. Yes, Harley Martin persevered and won his fifth Sport Mod run of the year after a side-by-side battle with another youngster Brennan Bobst. The pair of high school young guns Martin and Bobst continued to run side-by-side lap after lap while battling for the lead! Martin prevailed for the win ahead of Brennan Bobst, Steve Noble, Allen Gulley, Harrison Hill, Rick Neace, Steve Thornsberry, John Cuckler, Derek Davidson, Mike Brust, and John Remy.

The Street Stock main provided another torrid battle, but this time Rob Smith, scoring his second win in a row, had a little easier time of it. Last week, Smith made a last lap pass to claim the win, but although working hard in holding off the charges of a solid pack, especially Jamie Adams and Dean Boyd, Smith raced on to victory.

Rounding out the line-up were Rob Smith, Jamie Adams, Dean Boyd, Justin Poling, Evan Seitz, Adam Jones, Brian McQuay, Dave Landman, Tim Cutler, Casey Barr, and Tommy Mossbarger.

A reminder that there will be no SATURDAY racing June 28, but that action at Atomic Continues July 3 with the "Night the Stars Come Out!" That race pays $5,000 to win in both Sprints and Late Models plus a race for the AMRA Modifieds for $750 to win. The UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour rolls into Atomic July 16 for a $5,000 to win event. Some of the top super late model drivers from around the Midwest will be on hand to battle it out on the high banked three-eighths mile dirt oval.

Atomic Speedway will be near the end of the 33 race 'Hell Tour' schedule that is set over a span of just 39 days.

The Summit UMP DIRTcar Modified Nationals will also be competing on this night with one of their 30 nights of scheduled competition. Some of the top modified drivers from the Midwest will join Atomic's stellar lineup of modifieds as they compete for the $1,000 top prize.

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

Atomic Speedway – 6/25/2014

UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (62 Cars)

Heat 1 – Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 2. 14k-Dale Blaney[4] ; 3. 9x-Rob Chaney[6] ; 4. 55F-Taylor Ferns[3] ; 5. 35AU-Jamie Veal[7] ; 6. 5-Dave Glennon[8] ; 7. 3F-Brandy Bower[9] ; 8. 5R-Byron Reed[5] ; 9. 63-Chad Kemenah[12] ; 10. 22D-Josh Davis[10] ; 11. 96AU-Bruce White[11] ; 12. 2-Shane Stewart[2]

Heat 2 – All Pro Aluminum Heads (8 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [3] ; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich[1] ; 3. 49-Cole Duncan[4] ; 4. 3G-James McFadden[6] ; 5. 83-Stevie Smith[5] ; 6. 77AU-Darren Mollenoyux [8] ; 7. 41-Randy Fink[9]; 8.D12-Jason Dolick[11]; 9. 59-Bryan Nuckles[12]; 10. 60c-Cory Crabtree[2]; 11. 98h-Dave Blaney[7]; 12. A97-Aaron Higgins[10]

Heat 3 – Dragon Race Fuels (8 laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 10H-Danny Holtgraver [1]; 2. 33M-Christopher Bell[2]; 3. 99-Brady Bacon[4]; 4. 4-Danny Smith[3]; 5. 44w-Austen Wheatley[8]; 6. 19p-Paige Polyak[6]; 7. 57x-Andrew Palker[9]; 8. 21-Dallas Hewitt[7]; 9. 71AU-Ryan Davis[10]; 10. 22r-Kevin Roberts Jr.[11]; 11. 3FX-Dean Kester[12]; 12. 24H-Brandon Wimmer [5]

Heat 4 – Kinsler Fuel Injection (8 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1.A76-Jimmy Stinson[1]; 2. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[4]; 3. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[3]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[5]; 5. 71m-Paul May[6]; 6. 78-Todd Kane[7]; 7. 2s-Nathan Skaggs[9]; 8. 22-Ryan Broughton[2]; 9. 22s-Brandon Spithaler[8]; 10. 25AU-Jack Lee[11]; 11. 45C-Mark Coleman[10]; 12. 4x-Shawn Petersen[12]

Heat 5 – UNOH (8 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 45-Tim Shaffer[1]; 2. 5t-Travis Philo[2]; 3. 11n-Randy Hannagan[3]; 4. 91-Cale Thomas[6]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[4]; 6. 1st-Gary Taylor[5]; 7. 83x-Nate Reeser[8]; 8. 40I-Mark Imler[9]; 9. 92-Sam Ashworth[7]; 10. 35m-Wes McGlumphy[11]; 11. 12-Nick Roberts[10]

Dash – Comfort Inn, Chillicothe OH (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 14k-Dale Blaney[1]; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2]; 3. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[4]; 4. 49-Cole Duncan[3]; 5. 99-Brady Bacon[6]; 6. 55F-Taylor Ferns[5]

C-Main – Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps – Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature)

1. 2s-Nathan Skaggs[3]; 2. 57x-Andrew Palker[2]; 3. A97-Aaron Higgins[6]; 4. 40i-Mark Imler[4]; 5. 41-Randy Fink[1]; 6. 25AU-Jack Lee[12]; 7. 35m-Wes McGlumphy[13]; 8. 96AU-Bruce White[9]; 9. 22r-Kevin Roberts Jr.[11]; 10. 4x-Shawn Petersen[17]; 11. 22d-Josh Davis[5]; 12. 63-Chad Kemenah[14]; 13. D12-Jason Dolick[10]; 14. 71AU-Ryan Davis[7]; 15. 59-Bryan Nuckles[15]; 16. 3FX-Dean kester[16]; 17. 45c-Mark Coleman[8]

B-Main – MSD Ignition (12 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2-Shane Stewart[2]; 2. 60c-Kory Crabtree[3]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[1]; 4. 24h-Brandon Wimmer[7]; 5. 22-RyanBroughton[4]; 6. 5r-Byron Reed[5]; 7. 1st-Gary Taylor[8]; 8. 83-Stevie Smith[6]; 9. 19P-Paige Polyak[9]; 10. 35AU-Jamie Veal[11]; 11. 71m-Paul May[10]; 12. 21-Dallas Hewitt[12]; 13. 44w-Austen Wheatley[17]; 14. 92-Sam Ashworth[14]; 15. 78-Todd Kane[13]; 16. 5-Dave Glennon[15]; 17. 83x-Nate Reeser[19]; 18. 77AU-Darren Mollenoyux[16]; 19. 22s-Brandon Spithaler[18]; 20. 3F-Brandy Bower[20]; 21. 57x-Andrew Palker[21];

A-Main – University of Northwestern Ohio (40 Laps)

1. 9w-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 2. 14K-Dale Blaney[1]; 3. 11n-Randy Hannagan[9]; 4. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[8]; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2]; 6. 49-Cole Duncan[4]; 7. 5t-Travis Philo[14]; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs[11]; 9. 4-Danny Smith[7]; 10. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[20]; 11. 3G-James McFadden[23]; 12. W20-Greg Wilson[21]; 13. 48-Danny Dietrich[16]; 14. 2-Shane Stewart[12]; 15. 35-Stuart Brubaker[15]; 16. 55f-Taylor Ferns[6]; 17. 9X-Rob Chaney[22]; 18. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[17]; 19. 60C-Cory Crabtree[13]; 20. 33m-Christopher Bell[10]; 21. 99-Brady Bacon[5]; 22. 45-Tim Shaffer[19]; 23. A76-Jimmy Stinson[18]; 24. 91-Cale Thomas [24]

Hard Charger: 3G-James McFadden +12

AMRA OCTANE/Advanced Services H & C Modifieds

Heat One: Jason Montgomery, Cody Parker, John Burdette Mark Dickson

Heat Two:Kenny Johnson, KC Burdette, Nathan Loney, Greggie Oliver

Heat three: Dan Ebert,Travis Dickson, Brian Whiteman, Jason Brookover

B-Main: Jimmy Lennex, Dave Pinkerton, Brandon Oliver, Seth Daniels, Philip Bapst, Dave McWilliams, Dave Jamison

Feature: Dan Ebert, Cody Parker, Rick Hensley, Travis Dickson, K-C Burdette, Nathan Loney , John Burdette, Jason Brookover, Mark Dickson, Brian Whiteman, Seth Daniels, Jason Cottrill, Greg Oliver, Brandon Oliver, Philip Bapst, Donnie Miller, Jason Montgomery, Dave Pinkerton, Jimmy Lennox, Kenny Johnson

Sport Mods

Feature: Harley Martin, Brennan Bobst, Steve Noble, Allen Gulley, Harrison Hill, Rick Neace, Steve Thornsberry, John Cuckler, Derek Davidson, Mike Brust, and John Remy

Street Stocks

Feature: Rob Smith, Jamie Adams, Dean Boyd, Justin Poling, Evan Seitz, Adam Jones, Brian McQuay, Dave Landman, Tim Cutler, Casey Barr, Tommy Mossbarger

 

 

Open Wheel Wednesday Draws Big Crowd, Exciting Features

By: Anita Soltis

(Plymouth, IN) For a mid-week race, the stands were packed and the track was full of Dickies Restaurant 600 Sprints and 410 Sprints for Open Wheel Wednesday at the Playground of Power, sponsored by Athens Archery and OmniSource.

The Dickies Restaurant 600 Sprints opened the A features of the evening with Rodney Stealy quickly out front in the opening laps. It wasn’t until lap 15 when Shane Cottle would put the move on Stealy after a caution tightened up the distance on the cars. Stealy and Cottle were door-to-door and had contact coming out of turn three. The momentum slowed both drivers but Cottle had enough to fight to the lead. Cottle had been working on Stealy for that position for most of the race. Stealy would give Cottle a run for his money on the restart after a late race caution but couldn’t pull off the pass.

Meanwhile Tony Stewart Racing’s Bryan Clauson clawed his way to the top three after attempting to get by tough competitors for the spot. He battled to get track position after several cautions but finally made it to the third spot from starting sixth. Cottle would get the win in the feature with Rodney Stealy second and Bryan Clauson third.

“It was tough there for a while, but we came through with the win,” said Cottle.

Cottle was running double duty on the night. Shortly after he did his post-race interviews he got into his 410 Sprint and made it out in time for the feature as he was the pole-sitter.

It was a scary start to the race as Brett Manns and Mike Moore tangled coming out of turn four on the opening lap. They both flipped on the front stretch tearing and bending parts on the cars. The race was red flagged and the safety crew was called. Luckily, Moore was able to get out of the car on his own power and he walked to the ambulance for more attention.

The race was able to resume for 19 green flag laps with the best battles in the top five.

Robert Ballou was quick to get to the front on the first lap with Cottle in second, Chad Boespflug in third, Jerry Coons, Jr. in fourth and Cooper Clouse in fifth. Boespflug was waiting to make his move to get to the front and he was able to get by Cottle by lap 15. Clouse brought out the second caution of the race on lap 19 when he hit the outside wall when running in the top ten. He had started on the outside pole.

Boespflug was quick on the throttle when the race went back to green but would have to wait for the leader, Ballou, to make a mistake. That mistake happened on lap 24 of the 30-lap feature when Ballou lost the handling of his car out of turn two and Boespflug capitalized, passing him on the inside. Boespflug overtook the lead by the time he came out of the third turn. Bryan Clauson, who also ran double duty on the night, had made his way to the third position after starting seventh in a tight field.

Suddenly, a caution came out on lap 28 for Joe Bares who got too high in turns three and four and crashed into the wall. This set up a green-white-checkered finish and the top three drivers were eyeing the checkered flag. It was Boespflug to the point with Ballou right behind him and Clauson hot on both of their bumpers. Boespflug was just too quick and was able to hold off everyone else for the feature win with Ballou crossing the line in second and Clauson rounding out the top three.

“The car came to us and it got better as the race went on,” said Boespflug. “I beat these guys at a track I’d never raced on. It’s great that I got the win here.”

This exciting night of racing will be followed up with a seven-in-one feature night with fireworks on Saturday, June 28 with the Dickies Restaurant 600 Sprints, Super Streets, Thunder Stocks, I-Mods and Swan Lake Resort UMP Modifieds. Gates will open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m. ET. For more information, visit www.plymouthspeedway.net.

1 3 57 Chad Boespflug Plainfield , In
2 4 12B Robert Ballou Westfield , In,
3 7 20 Bryan Clauson Indianapolis , In,
4 1 11C Shane Cottle Kokomo , In,
5 11 11 Chris Windon Tipton , In,
6 12 29 Logan Jarrett Kokomo , In,
7 6 10E Jerry Coons Jr Plainfield , In,
8 13 12 Chris Gurley Hebron , In,
9 9 401K Travis Berryhill Indianapolis , In,
10 16 5 Dalten Gabbard Peoria , Az,
11 8 66J Josh Spencer Kokomo , In,
12 15 41 Dave Darland Walton , In,
13 17 39 Matt Goodnight Hartford City, In,
14 19 0 Steve Irwin Fenton , Mi,
15 5 2 Mike Galajda Fenton , Mi,
16 20 15F Aaron Farney Brookston , In,
17 21 21X Lee Dakus -,
18 24 1H Kevin Hawk Milford , Mi,
19 22 31 Chuck Wilson Perrysburg , Oh,
20 18 19 Joe Bares Jenison , Mi,
21 2 14 Cooper Clouse Ohio City, Oh,
22 23 58 Jamie Frederickson Kokomo , In,
23 10 19M Brett Mann , In,
24 14 1M Mike Moore

 

Double X Speedway California, MO June 22, 2014

by: Dean Reichel

After two weeks of mother nature watering down the racing at Double X Speedway in California, MO, she tried to make her presence known a third time but it was not to be as the racing action was completed before the rain arrived. The talk of the night was the arrival of some out of town invaders into the winged sprint car ranks, ready to tackle the weekly cars and stars of the Double-X ranks. With nationally known Casey Shuman on hand along with regional stars Harli White and Aaron Reutzel also signed in, fans were dealt some quality racing action. As the qualifying heats for the winged sprint cars rolled off it was local driver Tyler Blank claiming heat #1 in his familiar 75 machine. The second heat saw another familiar face claiming the checkered flag as Jonathan Cornell out ran Aaron Reutzel to claim the victory. The third heat race saw invader Harli White claim a solid victory over the field. These three would start in the first three spots for the feature event. With Blank, Cornell and White leading the field to the green, the first start was called back for the car of TJ Muths bringing out the yellow. A second start saw Cornell take the lead over Blank and third running White. However on lap two White would spin out, relegating her to restart at the tail of the 22 car field. Cornell was masterful in his attack on the high side of the quarter mile oval, threading the needle around and through lapped traffic to hold the lead for the entire 25 laps. Withstanding restarts including a lap nine red for the #77 of Kyle Bellm, who made contact with the wall coming out of turn two and tipped over at the head of the back stretch. Bellm was able to walk away, however his JHR machine was finished for the night. On lap ten, third running Aaron Reutzel take second from Blank but Blank fought back two laps later with a crossover move in turns three and four to reclaim second position. As the leaders encountered lapped traffic they would remain in the running order until the checkered flag was waved. Following the cars of Cornell, Blank and Reutzel were, Randy Martin in fourth, Bryan Grimes in fifth, Lanny Carpenter in sixth, Tyler Elliott placed a strong seventh, Corey Nelson was eighth, TJ Muths recovered from the opening lap mishap to claim ninth and Taylor Walton rounded out the top ten.

The ULMA Late Models made their first of two visits to Double-X with Phil Edmondson making the long tow from Marionville, MO to pick up his second ULMA victory of the weekend. Edmondson picked up the win on Friday night at Callway Raceways in Fulton and put a bookend on the weekend Sunday night in victory lane at Double-X. Justin Russell overcame mechanical issues earlier in the evening to claim second by the slimmest of margins over hard charging Gage Wineland who came in third. Chris Cox was fourth, Bob Cummings was fifth, Danny Lorton claimed sixth and Jared Schales rounded out the field. Chris Cox claimed the qualifying heat. The ULMA Late Models will return July 13th for the second visit of the season.

The Street Stock class had fifteen drivers make the call for the feature event, which had to be shortened due to the time limit expiring. This is the first time in many season that the drivers could not complete the fiftenn laps in the twenty minutes allowed for the event. The driver in the righyt spot at the right time was Eldon, MO veteran Steve Beach who debuted a new car and claimed the victory. Ted Welschmeyer was second, John Clancy Jr. was third, Derek Henson made his return to Double X and ran fourth, Dale Berry was fifth, Curt Turpin was sixth and Cole Henson was seventh. Harlan Dowell Jr. and Tim Cressly claimed the heat race victories.

In the Hobby Stock class, Gage Wineland claimed another feature win in decisive fashion over the rest of the field. Will Register was second, Eddie Lavery III was third, Kevin Prall came in fourth and Cole Canada claimed fifth in his first appearance at Double-X. Fininshing sixth was Chuck Coffey, seventh A.J. Wirts, eighth went to Mike Schrader, ninth to Larry Dickson and Tucker Woodard wounded out the top ten. Wineland and Prall claimed the heat races in the division.

Be sure to join us next Sunday night at Double-X as the 25th season continues. Also that night will be the TJ Muths "Racing for a Reason" bringing forth the awareness of Autism. Several fundraising events will be held so be sure to be in attendance.

Results: Street Stocks-- Feature-- 1. 10, Steve Beach, Eldon, 2. 21W, Ted Welschmeyer, Tebbetts, 3. 8, John Clancy Jr. , California, 4. 27D, Derek Henson, Russellville, 5. 05, Dale Berry, Tuscymbia, 6. 15, Curt Turpin, Jefferson City, 7. 31C, Cole Henson, Russellville, 8. 71, Destiny Dowell, Tipton, 9. 14D, Chris Dunham, California, 10. B, Blake Davidson, Mokane, 11. 52J, James Keeran, California, 12. 002, Tim Cressley, Tipton, 13. 29, Harlan Dowell, Jr., Tipton, 14. 44, Brandon Dunham, California (DNS)

Heat 1-- 1. H. Dowell, 2. C. Dunham, 3. Welschmeyer, 4. D. Henson, 5. Davidson, 6. Turpin, 7. C. Henson (DNS) Heat 2 -- 1. Cressley, 2. Beach, 3. Berry, 4. Clancy, 5. D. Dowell, 6. Keeran, 7. B. Dunham (DNS)

Hobby STocks-- Feature--1. 12G, Gage Wineland, Syracuse, 2. 77, Will Register, Sedalia, 3. 4, Eddie Lavery III, Tipton, 4. 14, Kevin Prall, Sedalia; 5. 10X, Cole Canada, Fulton, 6. 171, Chuck Coffey, Windsor, 7. XX, AJ Wirts, California, 8. 11, Mike Schrader, Sedalia, 9. 34, Larry Dickson, Bunceton, 10. X, Tucker Woodard, Boonville, 11. 4A, Laura Atkinson, Eldon, 12. 2X, Rudy Wirts, California, 13. 88, Rodger Deatherage, Windsor (DNS)

Heat 1-- 1. WIneland, 2. Canada, 3. Schrader, 4. Register, 5. Lavery III, 6. Dickson, 7. A. Wirts Heat 2-- 1. Prall, 2. Deatherage, 3. Coffey, 4. Woodard, 5. Atkinson, 6. R, Wirts

ULMA Late Models-- Feature--1. 7E, Phil Edmondson, Marionville, 2. 0X, Justin Russell, Henley, 3. 12G, Gage Wineland, Syracuse, 4. 1T, Chris Cox, Jefferson City, 5. 6, Bob Cummings, Sedalia, 6. 27, Danny Lorton, Moberly, 7. 3, Jared Schales, Normann

Heat-- 1. Cox, 2. Edmondson, 3. Lorton, 4. Cummings, 5. Schales, 6. Wineland, 7. Russell

Winged Sprint Cars-- Feature--1. 28, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, 2. 75, Tyler Blank, California, 3. 87 Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 4. 0, Randy Martin, California, 5. 31C, Bryan Grimes, Slater, 6. 24C, Lanny Carpenter, Clarksburg, 7. 49, Tyler Elliott, California, 8. 34, Corey Nelson, Eugene. 9. 65, TJ Muths, Sedalia, 10. 15, Taylor Walton, Warrensburg, 11. 00, Casey Shuman, Phoenix, AZ, 12. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK, 13. 24, Ricky Stangl, Lees Summit, 14. 75E, Broc Elliott, California, 15. 49B, Ben Brown, Marshall, 16. 48, David Brown, Marshall, 17. 10, Will Register, Sedalia, 18. XX, AJ Wirts, California, 19. 18X Nathan Ryun, Higginsville, 20. 1X, Brad Ryun, Higginsville, 21. 77, Kyle Bellm, Nixa, 22. 58, Gary Floyd, San Angelo, TX.

Heat 1-- 1. Blank, 2. Grimes, 3. B. Ryun, 4. Stangl, 5. B. Elliott, 6. B. Brown, 7. Register, 8. Wirts Heat 2-- 1. Cornell, 2. Reutzel, 3. Martin, 4. Nelson, 5. Walton, 6. D. Brown, 7. N. Ryun Heat 3-- 1. White, 2. Carpenter, 3. T. Elliott, 4. Muths, 5. Bellm, 6. Shuman, 7. Floyd

 

 

ARDC

Steve Buckwalter became the third different driver to claim an ARDC victory at the Grandview Speedway this season as he picked up the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) portion of the Open Wheel Spectacular at the Grandview Speedway. Buckwalter joins other Grandview feature winners, Alex Bright and Tim Buckwalter.

ARDC midget action saw 2012 ARDC Rookie, Brett Wanner lead lap number one from the pole. Billy Pauch Jr. took the lead on lap two, driving the RT Racing #20 on this occasion. Racing came to a stop with two laps scored as Tommy Kunsman spun in turns three and four, collecting Ryan Watt. Watt flipped the Fred Schell owned #75. All drivers were okay but Watt and Kunsman were unable to continue.

Pauch Jr. led the field on the restart with Steve Buckwalter in hot pursuit. Tim Buckwalter now ran in third with Danny Stratton and current ARDC point leader, Steven Drevicki completing the top five. With the two Buckwalters racing for second, Pauch was able to pull away from the field temporarily. Alex Bright and Bruce Buckwalter Jr. moved in to fourth and fifth as positions changed on nearly every lap.

Steve Buckwalter closed in on Pauch on lap eight and after a two lap battle, wrestled the lead from Pauch to score lap ten.

Wanner drew a caution when he came to a stop in turns three and four with thirteen complete. Steve led Tim Buckwalter, Pauch, Alex Bright and Steven Drevicki with half of the laps on the books.

Steve Buckwalter held off the challenge of Tim Buckwalter as Pauch, Alex Bright and Drevicki raced in the top five with ten laps remaining.

Bright took over third on lap sixteen and then moved in to challenge Tim Buckwalter for second. Bright had the runner-up spot by lap eighteen and he began to close the gap on the leader in the final laps.

Two restarts realigned the field nose to tail but Steve Buckwalter had the race in hand as he led Alex Bright and Tim Buckwalter to the checkered flag. Drevicki finished fourth with Pauch rounding out the top five.

The win was Buckwalter's second ARDC midget win of the season.

Qualifying heats were won by Pauch, Drevicki and Kobylarz.

ARDC Midget Feature Finish (25 laps) 1. Steve Buckwalter 2. Alex Bright 3. Tim Buckwalter 4. Steven Drevicki 5. Billy Pauch Jr. 6. Danny Stratton 7. Ryan Greth 8. Brett Arndt 9. Tony DiMattia 10. Austin Burke 11. Brenden Bright 12. Trevor Kobylarz 13. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. 14. Eric Heydenreich 15. Tyler Brehm 16. Greg Fitzpatrick 17. John Barnett 18. James Morris 19. Kyle Lick 20. Brian Gilmore 21. Brett Wanner 22. Nick Wean 23. Clayton Glassman 24. Ryan Watt 25. Tommy Kunsman

 

 

Christopher Bell and Chris Parkinson score weekend Sprint Car Wins!

Stories contributed by Lucas Oil ASCS and Impact Signs WAR PR Wheatland, MO- (June 23rd, 2014)- Christopher Bell backed up his Creek County Speedway victory on Saturday night at the Lucas Oil Speedway; coming from seventh to earn his first Lucas Oil Speedway triumph in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition and second on the season. In Impact Signs, Awnings, & Wraps WAR Series action Chris Parkinson held off a hard-charging Casey Shuman to score is third win of the season in WAR competition.

"That right there was a blast. It's doesn't get much better than that," said Bell of his Speedweek victory. "Hats off to the track crew. As a racer, when you come to a racetrack, all you want to be able to do is race and tonight, they gave us options to be able to move around and put on a good show."

Cracking the top five on Lap 5, Bell utilized a caution on the eighth round to jump to third. Working past Brad Loyet on Lap 10 for the runner up spot, the Berryman Motorsports No. 31b began running down race long leader, Matt Covington.

Slipping the tires on Lap 14 exiting turn two, the gap closed quickly with Covington again slipping though the groove two laps later to allow Christopher Bell to race into the top spot.

Sam Hafertepe, Jr. worked past Covington for the runner up spot on a Lap 22 restart, but a caution on Lap 23 saw the No. 15h making contact with an infield tire, causing the front axle to snap; sending the Left Front tire flying.

On the restart, nineteenth starting Tim Crawley worked by Covington for second.

"I can't thank John [James] enough, you know we had a little misfortune the middle of the week and had some problems. Maybe we would have had a shot at this Speedweek deal, but you never know," commented Crawley. "I hope everybody enjoyed it, I drove my butt off but come up second."

Brad Loyet crossed third and in doing so, picked up the title of Speedweek Champion by two markers over Jason Johnson.

"I've won in a Midget here, and I've been really close in a Sprint Car, just not yet," said Loyet "I kind of feel like I let my guys tonight. I had a better car than third place but I just messed around too much in one and two too long, and it cost me a good shot at winning this race."

Matt Covington ended up fourth with Johnny Herrera coming from fourteenth to fifth.

Jonathan Cornell from sixteenth grabbed sixth with Jason Johnson coming back to seventh after spinning on Lap 5 and having to come from twentieth. Brandon Hanks grabbed eighth with Seth Bergman from fifteenth to ninth. Dustin Morgan made the charge to tenth from twenty-second.

Speedweek high car count of 53 garnered six Heat Races with Blake Hahn, Jason Johnson, Brad Loyet, Tyler Blank, Jeff Swindell, and Johnny Herrera earning wins. Three B-Features were won by Randy Hibbs, Aaron Reutzel, and Tim Crawley.

The 2nd annual Bob Westphal Memorial Cup went to Brad Loyet. Jason Johnson ended up second with Seth Bergman, Jeff Swindell, and Aaron Reutzel completing the top five in Speedweek standings.

Co-sanctioned with the Speedway Motors Warrior Region with Jonathan Cornell earning high points for the region. Tyler Blank, Josh Fisher, Randy Hibbs, and J.R. Topper completed the top five in regional standings.

The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real returns to action on July 11 at the Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont. For continued updates, log onto www.ascsracing.com.

Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, Mo. Speedweek Round 5 - Finale Saturday, June 21, 2014 Car Count: 53

Heat Races presented by SpeedMart - 8 Laps, winners plus top 10 in passing points to A-Feature.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Blake Hahn[6]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel[4]; 3. 86-Kyle Bellm[1]; 4. 48-Jake Martens[8]; 5. 85-Forrest Sutherland[7]; 6. 4-Evan Martin[3]; 7. 27X-Mark Finnell[5]; 8. 58-Gary Floyd[9]; DNS 94F-Joe Frazier

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson[1]; 2. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[5]; 3. 95-Matt Covington[9]; 4. 28-Jonathan Cornell[7]; 5. 72-Curtis Boyer[2]; 6. 51-Mitchell Moore[6]; 7. 3Z-Zach Davis[8]; 8. 99-Andrew Turley[3]; 9. (DNF) 38-Cody Baker[4]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 05-Brad Loyet[3]; 2. 81W-Danny Wood[5]; 3. 17W-Harli White[6]; 4. 3H-Brandon Hanks[9]; 5. 92-Jordan Weaver[2]; 6. 93-Dustin Morgan[8]; 7. 14-Randy Martin[4]; 8. 7M-Chance Morton[7]; 9. 76-Jay Russell[1]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 9M-Tyler Blank[2]; 2. 31B-Christopher Bell[9]; 3. 92J-J.R. Topper[3]; 4. 77-Zach Chappell[6]; 5. 14Z-Zach Pringle[8]; 6. 17X-Josh Baughman[7]; 7. 34-Corey Nelson[4]; 8. (DNF) 24X-Lanny Carpenter[1]; 9. (DNF) 50-Michael Sosebee[5]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 94-Jeff Swindell[1]; 2. 4J-Tim Crawley[2]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman[5]; 4. 33-Kris Miller[3]; 5. 0-Austin Alumbaugh[7]; 6. 81A-Chris Morgan[9]; 7. 8M-Kade Morton[8]; 8. 24-Ricky Lee Stangl[6]; 9. (DNF) 65-Trevor (T.J.) Muths[4]

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera[1]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[4]; 3. 72X-Josh Fisher[6]; 4. 2A-Randy Hibbs[7]; 5. 00-Casey Shuman[2]; 6. 27-Danny Thoman[3]; 7. 9-Casey Baker[5]; DNS 22-Dustin Barks

Smiley's Racing Products B-Features - Top 2 advance to the A-Feature.

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 2A-Randy Hibbs[1]; 2. 17X-Josh Baughman[5]; 3. 14-Randy Martin[9]; 4. 92J-J.R. Topper[3]; 5. 00-Casey Shuman[6]; 6. 7M-Chance Morton[10]; 7. 3Z-Zach Davis[7]; 8. 24X-Lanny Carpenter[11]; 9. 27-Danny Thoman[8]; 10. (DNF) 48-Jake Martens[2]; 11. (DNF) 65-Trevor (T.J.) Muths[12]; 12. (DNF) 0-Austin Alumbaugh[4]; DNS 22-Dustin Barks

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel[1]; 2. 77-Zach Chappell[2]; 3. 86-Kyle Bellm[3]; 4. 33-Kris Miller[4]; 5. 34-Corey Nelson[9]; 6. 72-Curtis Boyer[5]; 7. 8M-Kade Morton[7]; 8. 51-Mitchell Moore[6]; 9. 76-Jay Russell[12]; 10. 24-Ricky Lee Stangl[10]; 11. 27X-Mark Finnell[8]; DNS 50-Michael Sosebee

B Feature 3 (12 Laps): 1. 4J-Tim Crawley[1]; 2. 93-Dustin Morgan[4]; 3. 81A-Chris Morgan[6]; 4. 14Z-Zach Pringle[2]; 5. 92-Jordan Weaver[5]; 6. 4-Evan Martin[7]; 7. 58-Gary Floyd[9]; 8. 85-Forrest Sutherland[3]; 9. 9-Casey Baker[8]; 10. 99-Andrew Turley[10]; DNS 38-Cody Baker; DNS 94F-Joe Frazier

Protect the Harvest A-Feature

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 31B-Christopher Bell[7]; 2. 4J-Tim Crawley[19]; 3. 05-Brad Loyet[3]; 4. 95-Matt Covington[1]; 5. 45X-Johnny Herrera[14]; 6. 28-Jonathan Cornell[16]; 7. 41-Jason Johnson[12]; 8. 3H-Brandon Hanks[5]; 9. 23-Seth Bergman[15]; 10. 93-Dustin Morgan[22]; 11. 87-Aaron Reutzel[18]; 12. 9M-Tyler Blank[8]; 13. 94-Jeff Swindell[13]; 14. (DNF) 81W-Danny Wood[6]; 15. (DNF) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[9]; 16. (DNF) 77-Zach Chappell[21]; 17. (DNF) 18-Tony Bruce Jr[4]; 18. (DNF) 17-Blake Hahn[2]; 19. (DNF) 72X-Josh Fisher[11]; 20. (DNF) 17W-Harli White[10]; 21. (DNF) 2A-Randy Hibbs[17]; 22. (DNF) 17X-Josh Baughman[20]

Lap Leader(s): Matt Covington 1-15; Christopher Bell 16-30 FSR High Point: Christopher Bell KSE Hard Charger: Tim Crawley +17 Hawk Performance Fastest Lap: Matt Covington 14.547 seconds CSI Rebound: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Provisional(s): N/A

Continuing an amazing season with the WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps, Chris Parkinson picked up his third win of the season at Lucas Oil Speedway Saturday night.

Pete Palazzolo led the field to the green flag with Parkinson to his outside. Palazzolo led into turns one and two and down the backstretch, but Parkinson got a great run on the outside and swept around Palazzolo in turns three and four to lead lap one. Just behind the lead duo was Brad Graham, Chad Goff, and Casey Shuman.

Lap by lap, Parkinson zipped around the high side of Lucas Oil Speedway and continued to extend his lead and just before the first yellow on lap eight for a stopped Brad Graham on the backstretch, Parkinson was ahead by a straightaway.

The yellow was a huge break for Shuman who only took a couple of laps to move into the runner-up spot. With Parkinson comfortably leading, Palazzolo and Josh Stephens were having a nice battle for the third spot. The duo would trade the position seemingly in every corner for a couple of laps.

By lap twelve with Parkinson still leading Shuman, Taylor Walton had used the high side to rocket into third. Over the next handful of laps, it would remain Parkinson, Shuman, and Walton with Palazzolo and Stephens still in the top five.

With heavy lapped traffic all around the speedway, Shuman started to eat into the Parkinson's lead.

Lap by lap, the advantage got smaller. By lap twenty-one, the lead was down to four car lengths.

On lap twenty three, Parkinson had to check up for the lapped car of Lane Stone, Shuman saw his opportunity and made an aggressive slide job on both Parkinson and Stone. Stone was left with nowhere to go and got into the back of Shuman and at the same time, Parkinson was turning underneath both. Just at this time, the yellow appeared for Will Register, who had spun in turn two. This would give the lead back to Parkinson since a full lap had not been completed.

Parkinson was strong on the restart as he ran the high side to perfection. Shuman tried to use the bottom in one and two, but lost ground and moved immediately back up top in three and four.

He made one final run on Parkinson down the backstretch on the white flag lap and attempted a slide job in turns three and four. Parkinson, though, was too strong up high and Shuman followed the Gladstone, MO pilot to flagman Bruce Korte's double checkered with a large number of the crowd on their feet and cheering a great finish.

In seven races this year, Parkinson has finished no worse than fourth in his Parkinson-powered DRC sponsored by 54th Street Grill and Bar, Klein Motors and RV's, and Ozark Barge and Dock Service. His run of top four finishes has moved him within twelve points of the series lead even though he missed the first race of the season.

Shuman, in his first WAR race of 2014, was a strong second in the Jeff Grimes-owned/Universal Truck Load Services/Grimes Transportation Maxim with Ostrich power. Walton was third in John Hillman's Gambler with Hillman power. Point leader Chad Goff was fourth in his B&D Racing/Midwest Specialty Flooring DRC with Kercher-Mopar power. Palazzolo rounded out the top five in his Rolla Auto Salvage/Fuller Automotive Eagle with Covico power.

Oklahoman Tim Kent, making his first ever WAR start, was sixth in the Risley Trash Service XXX with John Helm moving up ten spots to run seventh. Jeff Wingate was eighth and was followed by Warren Johnson, making his first ever start in a sprint car. Kevin Risley rounded out the top ten.

Earlier in the evening, part-time WAR competitor Cody Baker suffered burns in ASCS competition which prevented him from being able to run the rest of the evening. The officials with the WAR Series would like to wish him a speedy recovery.

Shuman was the fast qualifier on the evening . Risley, Walton, and Bob Thoman were the heat race winners. Even though Thoman's night ended on a sour note with brake problems, the WAR Series would like to wish he and his wife Brenda congratulations as the couple celebrated their 55th Wedding Anniversary at the track.

For any other information including up to the date point standings, please go to www.warsprints.com or join the WAR Wingless Auto Racing Facebook page.

WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps Lucas Oil Speedway

22 cars

Time Trials-1. 00-Casey Shuman, Rattlesnake Bend, AZ-15.306, 2. 09-Josh Stephens, Buckner, MO-15.366, 3. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO-15.465, 4. 9-Chad Goff, Spring Hill, KS-15.502, 5. 04-Brad Graham, Springfield, MO-15.559, 6. 77X-J.D. Black, Grain Valley, MO-15.569, 7. 7s-Wade Seiler, Alton, IL-15.665, 8. 70-Pete Palazzolo, Pacific, MO-15.635, 9. 38-Cody Baker, Lone Jack, MO-15.704, 10. 88-Chad Tye, Independence, MO-15.813, 11. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO-15.967, 12. 94K-Tim Kent-Bristow, OK-15.976, 13. 24-Kevin Risley, Collinsville, OK-16.005, 14. 14-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg, MO-16.070, 15. 27-Bob Thoman, Higginsville, MO-16.078, 16. 73-Lane Stone, Concordia, MO-16.178, 17. 12-John Helm, Kearney, MO-16.436, 18. 21X-Steve Stroud, St. Charles, MO-16.704, 19. 10-Will Register, Sedalia, MO-16.962, 20. 0H-Brian Hatlestad, Belle Vista, AR-17.030, 21. 42-Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS-18.882, 22. 21C-Chris Desselle, Richmond, MO-No Time

1st Heat- 8 laps 1. 24-Kevin Risley (3), 2. 00-Casey Shuman (7), 3. 73-Lane Stone (2), 4. 7s-Wade Seiler (5), 5. 9-Chad Goff (6), 6. 88-Chad Tye (4), 7. 10-Will Register (1), 8. 21C-Chris Desselle (8)

2nd Heat- 8 laps 1. 27-Bob Thoman (1), 2. 70-Pete Palazzolo (3), 3. 09-Josh Stephens (5), 4. 04-Brad Graham (6), 5. 8-Jeff Wingate (4), 6. 0H-Brian Hatlestad (7), 7. 12-John Helm (2)

3rd Heat- 8 laps 1. 14-Taylor Walton (2), 2. 65-Chris Parkinson (4), 3. 94K-Tim Kent (3), 4. 21X-Steve Stroud (1), 5. 42-Warren Johnson (5) DNS: 77X- J.D. Black and 38-Cody Baker

A-Feature-25 laps 1. 65-Chris Parkinson (2), 2. 00-Casey Shuman (5), 3. 14-Taylor Walton (9), 4. 9-Chad Goff (4), 5. 70-Pete Palazzolo (1), 6. 94K-Tim Kent (11), 7. 12-John Helm (17), 8. 8-Jeff Wingate (12), 9. 42-Warren Johnson (18), 10. 24-Kevin Risley (8), 11. 7s-Wade Seiler (7), 12. 77X-J.D. Black (16), 13. 88-Chad Tye (13), 14. 73-Lane Stone (14), 15. 09-Josh Stephens (6), 16. 04-Brad Graham (3), 17. 21X-Steve Stroud (15), 18. 0H-Brian Hatlestad (20), 19. 21C-Chris Desselle (22), 20. 10-Will Register (21), 21. 27-Bob Thoman (10)-DNF, DNS: 38 Cody Baker

This coming weekend June 27th-28th at Lucas Oil Speedway, the NBRA Hydros take to Lake Lucas for the first time this season with a Test & Tune on Friday and the 3rd Annual NBRA Lucas Oil North-South Shootout on Saturday. On the dirt track on Saturday night June 28th, it's KIX 105.7 and 92.3 BOB FM Mid-Season Championship for the Budweiser Weekly Racing Series.

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

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

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

 

 

SUMMER SPECTACULAR: TERRELL WINS ON FIRST NIGHT BACK IN WINGED 360 SPRINT CAR; DEFOREST BREAKS CAR’S JINX

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ANTIOCH, CALIF. - When Bradley Terrell of Sebastopol was seriously injured after crashing his sprint car at another speedway early in the season, fans thought they wouldn’t see him race again this season. Not only did Terrell sit behind the wheel of a sprint car for the first time since the crash Saturday night, he went on to win the 360 Winged Sprint Car half of the $3000 “Summer Spectacular” at Antioch Speedway.

In the Northern All Star Modified Stock Car portion of the program, veteran Livermore driver Shawn DeForest took the wheel of a car thought to be “jinxed” and raced Chico’s Ryan McDaniel side by side for half of the feature, nosing out McDaniel at the finish line. Top drivers Bobby Hogge IV and Troy Foulger crossed the finish line on <!--[if !vml]--><!--[endif]-->the back bumpers of the lead cars.

Terell’s Remarkable Comeback

“My car was so dialed in, it was like it was on auto pilot,” Terrell said after being helped from his car. “It drove itself.”

Car owner Brett Lay of Vallejo offered Terrell the “ride” in his top-notch sprint car.

Standing with a cane, and then resting on a rear tire, Terrell was obviously overcome with emotion after winning the big event. Two and a half months earlier, he was lying in a hospital bed.

“I broke my femur, my ulna, and was pretty banged up,” he said of his crash at the big mile Calistoga Speedway oval. “People said I was coming back a little too soon, but I didn’t think so. It’s great to be back at Antioch Speedway and win all in one night. I first won here when I was 14 years old.”

Self-proclaimed “hometown kid” Shawn Arriaga of Antioch was second, four car lengths behind Terrell at the finish line.

“It was exciting to race here again,” Arriaga said. “A good solid second is a win for me. I’m here to have a good time racing in front of my family and friends.”

Third place Alissa Geving of Penngrove was closing the gap between her car and Arriaga’s as laps passed late in the race. Geving first won at Antioch Speedway seven years ago when she was 15 years old.

“I was waiting for lapped cars,” she explained in victory lane. “I hoped to catch the lead cars in traffic. The three of us were pretty even in speed once we broke free from the pack.”

Local favorite Chris Magoon of Oakley brought home fourth place. His car had engine problems late in the race.

“I tried every trick I can think of to keep it going to the finish,” he explained. “It seemed to be starving for fuel.”

Knightsen Car’s Jinx Broken

Car owner Jim Reid has been involved in racing at Antioch Speedway for more than 30 years. He bought a racecar from well know Merced racer Mike Villanueva five years ago, hoping to see it in victory lane from the get go.

From a modest World War II era Quonset hut in Knightsen, and with sponsorship from local businesses, the car emerged as the “prettiest” modified at the speedway.

Pretty cars often don’t go fast in stock car racing. Reid had some top notch drivers try to steer the car to victory lane. Local aces Kellen Chadwick and Kenny Neu gave it a try.

The car was flipped, crashed, and had a number of problems.

The beautiful number 72 came out again this season. DeForest, who never won in a modified, ended the jinx the third time he took the wheel. He topped the best in the division, and did so in a format that allowed all types of modified cars to race.”

“We finally got it done tonight. Not only did we win, but we did with an IMCA legal car racing against cars with an obvious mechanical advantage” DeForest boasted. “We had an engine with cast iron heads and a flat-tappet cam.”

DeForest credited the smooth track conditions with giving him an advantage.

“This track just suits my driving style,” he added.

Second place McDaniel couldn’t muster the speed from the bottom of the track. He passed DeForest on one caution flag restart, but DeForest passed him back on the next one.

“He (DeForest) chose the top, and I had the bottom, which was greasier,” McDaniel said. “The fastest groove was at the top of the track. I couldn’t get the traction exiting the turns from the bottom. The track was really smooth tonight.”

Division standout Bobby Hogge IV of Salinas was third, with Martinez driver Troy Foulger alongside him as the two hoped for a chance to get by the lead cars battling just a few feet before them.

SUMMER BIG EVENT SCHEDULE CONTINUES

The International Motor Contest Association (IMCA) NORCAR challenge will draw a big field of modifieds to Antioch Speedway this Saturday night (June 28).

A big five division program will also see Northern All Star Wingless Sprint Cars, Limited Late Models, Hobby Stocks and Dwarf cars each completing qualifying races and having a feature event.

Antioch Speedway is located within the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds, 1201 W. 10th St. in Antioch, Calif.

Admission is $14 for adults, $10 for children 6-12, and $8 for senior citizens. Children under six years old are admitted free. A family four pack of tickets is $40.

The Fairgrounds offer secured parking for $5. Racing begins at 6:30 p.m.

 

 

Blaney takes advantage of others' miscues for All Star win at Waynesfield

The winged warriors of the All Star Circuit of Champions made a stop at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio part of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Ohio Logistics. A packed house was on hand to see some of the best sprint car drivers in the Midwest gather in one place for their chance to take home the victory and make an appearance in Best Performance Motorsports Victory Lane. Crews were busy in the pits putting last minute touches on the cars before they hit the racing surface. Fans in the stands were treated to a full night of racing and activities scattered throughout the main breezeway. Sunday turned out to be a great night for racing with plenty of side-by-side wheel-to-wheel action.

The Block Insurance Tough Trucks were the first A-main to hit the racing surface for 15 laps of action. All Star race fans were in for a real treat as Kevin Knittle and Shane Jacobs led the field to the green flag. Knittle experienced some mechanical problems as he drove the truck into turns one and two. The truck began to slow down and fall back through the field allowing the 20K of Bill Keeler to make a run for the lead. With Keeler in the top spot, the Hicks clan began to make their run on Keeler. The 37 of Roy Miller, who started on the outside of row two, settled for forth on the leaderboard. Lap after lap, the Hicks brother put the pressure on the 20K of Keeler. The 1S of Mike Sawmiller began to work his way up through the field as Keeler’s truck began to become extremely loose off of turn four. The loose truck finally became a hindrance for Keeler has he went too high on the cushion allowing the Hicks crew to take over. The 1S of Sawmiller decided to take over as well as he moved up to run for the lead. Sawmiller battled with the Hicks brothers until he finally came away with the lead with laps winding down. With five laps to go, the battle for the lead was cut off as the 316 of Ben Hower went around in turn four bringing out the caution. The 0J of Shane Jacobs ran into some issues of his own as he drove down the front stretch with a flat tire. On the restart, Hicks squared and Mike Sawmiller went wheel to wheel for the top spot. Hicks held the top spot for a brief moment until Sawmiller was able to power back on the outside lane. Coming to the white flag, Mike Hicks had his best lap of the night and put serious pressure on Sawmiller. He came up just short allowing Sawmiller to come away with the victory. Mike Hicks and Chris Hicks came in a close second and third place. Sawmiller commented on how close Hicks came in the final laps in Best Performance Motorsports Victory Lane and how he did everything he could to hold him off. Mike Hicks, who finished second, picked up the hard charger award advancing six spots.

Dale Blaney took advantage of other drivers’ miscues and bad luck Sunday to earn his 101st University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions win on night #2 of the 32nd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

The 40-lap feature was filled with excitement, drama and plenty of racing mishaps.

Early on Gettysburg, Pennsylvania’s Danny Dietrich seemed headed to his first ever Ohio Speedweek win. But then Byron Reed looked like he would steal the victory. When a lapped car spun in front of Reed it ended his chances and gave Dietrich another shot. But then late in the race Blaney began to pressure Dietrich who would spin with six laps to go while trying to fend off Blaney and get around lapped cars.

Blaney would pull away the final hand full of laps for his second UNOH All Star triumph of the year.

“Battle of survival I guess. Byron and Danny had a really good race going on there and I was just watching it. I knew when we got to traffic I’d probably be a little bit better. Out in the open I really wasn’t that great. I feel bad for Byron. He got the lead and was rolling good and got caught up. And Danny sees me up of four and runs down there and parks it and turns himself around. I know the 35AU (15th starter Jamie Veal) was good in his heat race up on the top. That kid gasses it up. I knew his number was way up there on the board on that red. I was glad to see the checkered,” said Blaney beside his Kennedy Cattle/Ti22 Performance/Penske Shocks backed machine.

For Veal, the little bullring of Waynesfield reminded him of the tracks in his native Australia. And he would use that knowledge to charge to a second place finish.

“This is pretty close to what we race on at home. The team did a great job with the car. The Maxim was good and hopefully this gives us some momentum for the rest of the week,” said Veal beside his SWI Engineering backed machine.

Jac Haudenschild displayed some of that energy in his heat race that has the fans on their feet. The Wild Child didn’t disappoint in the feature either, rim-riding his way to a third place finish.

“It was a really good night. The Rick Rogers car was good and Scotty (Benic) had it nice. We were right there tonight but Blaney is so good at these tracks…heck all the tracks. He’s the guy to beat,” said Haudenschild beside his Mondack Portables, Rick Rogers Construction, Triple X Racing backed #9w. “The traffic was incredible tonight. There were lapped cars everywhere and it was tough out there tonight but I had fun.”

Dietrich and Cap Henry would bring the field to the green at “The Field” in front of a standing room only crowd. Dietrich would grab the lead over fourth starter Reed with Blaney, Henry and Danny Holtgraver in tow. Lee Jacobs would shoot high into the air off of turn two on lap three to bring out a red. The restart order was Dietrich, Reed, Blaney, Henry, Holtgraver, Stevie Smith and Travis Philo.

When the green flew again, so did Dietrich, pulling away slightly from Reed and Blaney. Dietrich would catch the rear of the field by lap 9 and Reed and Blaney closed with Henry, Holtgraver and Philo staying within striking distance. Henry would spin on lap 15 for the second caution.

The restart order saw Dietrich having a lapped machine between himself and Reed and Blaney with four lappers back to fourth place Holtgraver, Smith and Haudenschild. On the ensuing restart Gary Taylor would stop with a flat tire. When the green flew again Reed quickly disposed of the lapped car and ran to Dietrich’s inside. The pair were literally side by side at the scoring stripe over the next couple of laps before Christopher Bell would spin in turn three, collecting Brandon Wimmer who would retire pit side.

The restart order was Dietrich, Reed, Blaney, Smith, Philo, Holtgraver and Jac Haudenschild. Dietrich and Reed would run nose to tail and side by side over the next hand full of laps before encountering heavy lapped traffic by lap 22. And once again the duo would battle hard and it looked like Reed would take control when disaster struck. On lap 24 Henry would spin right in front of the leaders and Reed would pile into him to end his run.

That would necessitate a fuel stop. And when the 3 minutes expired, All Star officials would penalize third running Stevie Smith for not having his crew off the track in time, sending him to the tail. He would elect to go to the pits.

The restart order would see Dietrich with a lapped car behind him followed by Blaney, another lapped machine, Jac Haudenschild, Philo, Veal and Shane Stewart. For the second straight night Stewart was charging from the last row starting spot to the front.

When the green flew this time Dietrich could not shake Blaney and Haudenschild while Veal, Philo and Stewart gave chase. Veal would take fourth on lap 29 as Blaney applied pressure to Dietrich. The leaders were racing into lapped cars with 9 laps to go and Blaney kept sticking the nose of his car under Dietrich. The pressure worked as Dietrich tried to block Blaney and split two lapped cars in turn one with six laps to go resulting in a spin.

Blaney was no in charge and pulled away slightly on the start as Haudenschild had his hands full with Veal with Stewart and Philo battling for fifth. Blaney would drive to the checkers with Veal getting by Haudenschild on the last lap for second. Stewart and Philo would round out the top five.

Jac’s son Sheldon would storm from 22nd starting spot to sixth with Greg Wilson from 14th to 7th, Cole Duncan from 19th to 8th, Caleb Helms from 18th to 9th and Bell coming back to round out the top 10.

For more information on Ohio Sprint Speedweek go to www.allstarsprint.com

Racing returns to the normal Saturday night time slot with a full program of racing action including the Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints, Post Agri Service UMP Modifieds, Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints, Block Insurance Agency Tuff Trucks and the Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts. The Vintage American Race Cars will also be in attendance to show off a fleet of classic racecars from back in the day. Fans will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the machines that shaped racing, as we know it today. Adult general admissions is just $12, Kids 11-15 are $6 with 10 & under FREE. Pit side gates open at 4PM and grandstand gates open at 5PM. Warm Ups are scheduled for 6PM with the first green flag flying at 7PM. Get all the latest information online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook, or by following @OfficialWRP on Twitter.

With a full program of racing returning next week, more Contingency Connection awards will be up for grabs. With Waynesfield Raceway Park being a proud Contingency Connection track this season, nearly $100,000 in contingency awards are available in addition to purse payouts. Additional information on the Contingency Connection is available online or by talking with a track official at the races.

The 3rd Annual Bob Reynolds Memorial returns to Waynesfield Raceway Park over the Independence Day holiday with a special Thursday, July 3 edition of racing. The powerful 360 sprint cars return with $7500 awaiting the winner. The UMP Modifieds will also be on the card with a $3000 payday awaiting the winner. Event promoter Ron Hammons spoke at the All Star race expressing his excitement on the amount of cars and quality racing the event will bring to Waynesfield. The payout has increased each and every year bringing in more and more competitors. Pit side gates swing open at 2:30PM and grandstand gates at 3:30. Cars hit the track for hotlaps at 6PM with racing at the normal 7PM start time. Full details and event flyer are available online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net.

RACE RESULTS

All Star Circuit of Champions (45 Cars) [#]-Starting Position Qualifying - Kistler Engines 1. 14K-Dale Blaney, 10.593; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 10.746; 3. 33M-Christopher Bell, 10.759; 4. 5R-Byron Reed, 10.760; 5. 53-Cap Henry, 10.780; 6. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 10.810; 7. 83-Stevie Smith, 10.879; 8. 45-Tim Shaffer, 10.895; 9. 5T-Travis Philo, 10.941; 10. 35R-Ronnie Blair, 10.971; 11. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 10.980; 12. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 10.988; 13. 24H-Brandon Wimmer, 10.994; 14. W20-Greg Wilson, 11.021; 15. 98-Dave Blaney, 11.052; 16. 35AU-Jamie Veal, 11.055; 17. 71-Kevin Swindell, 11.069; 18. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 11.096; 19. 81-Lee Jacobs, 11.102; 20. 40-Caleb Helms, 11.115; 21. 49-Cole Duncan, 11.174; 22. 63-Chad Kemenah, 11.211; 23. 77AU-Darren Mollenoyux, 11.211; 24. 71MX-Paul May, 11.220; 25. 3G-James McFadden, 11.250; 26. 4-Danny Smith, 11.259; 27. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 11.285; 28. 60-Kory Crabtree, 11.322; 29. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.335; 30. 44W-Austin Wheatley, 11.349; 31. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.372; 32. 21-Dallas Hewitt, 11.382; 33. 70-Derek Hagar, 11.409; 34. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 11.419; 35. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 11.445; 36. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr., 11.459; 37. 71AU-Ryan Davis, 11.477; 38. 6M-Max Stambaugh, 11.497; 39. 25AU-Jack Lee, 11.535; 40. 22-Ryan Broughton, 11.589; 41. 97-Dean Jacobs, 11.646; 42. 4X-Shawn Petersen, 11.778; 43. 41K-Cole Ketcham, 12.129; 44. 96AU-Bruce White, 12.222; 45. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 99.000 Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[3] ; 2. 49-Cole Duncan[1] ; 3. 14K-Dale Blaney[6] ; 4. 53-Cap Henry[5] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[8] ; 7. 70-Derek Hagar[9] ; 8. 97-Dean Jacobs[11] ; 9. 71AU-Ryan Davis[10] ; 10. 3G-James McFadden[7] ; 11. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[12] ; 12. 71-Kevin Swindell[2] Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 63-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich[6] ; 3. W20-Greg Wilson[3] ; 4. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 6. 4-Danny Smith[7] ; 7. 44W-Austin Wheatley[8] ; 8. 6M-Max Stambaugh[10] ; 9. 46AU-Stuart Williams[9] ; 10. 35R-Ronnie Blair[4] ; 11. 4X-Shawn Petersen[11] Heat 3 - Dragon Racing Fuels (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[4] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 3. 2-Shane Stewart[8] ; 4. 77AU-Darren Mollenoyux[1] ; 5. 83-Stevie Smith[5] ; 6. 98-Dave Blaney[3] ; 7. 11N-Randy Hannagan[9] ; 8. 25AU-Jack Lee[10] ; 9. 41K-Cole Ketcham[11] ; 10. 55F-Taylor Ferns[7] ; 11. 33M-Christopher Bell[6] Heat 4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 40-Caleb Helms[2] ; 2. 35AU-Jamie Veal[3] ; 3. 1ST-Gary Taylor[4] ; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 5. 5R-Byron Reed[6] ; 6. 22-Ryan Broughton[10] ; 7. 71MX-Paul May[1] ; 8. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr.[9] ; 9. 21-Dallas Hewitt[8] ; 10. 96AU-Bruce White[11] ; 11. 60-Kory Crabtree[7] Dash - Howard Johnson Hotel - Lima, OH (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature 1. 48-Danny Dietrich[2] ; 2. 53-Cap Henry[4] ; 3. 14K-Dale Blaney[5] ; 4. 5R-Byron Reed[1] ; 5. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 6. 83-Stevie Smith[3] C-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature) 1. 6M-Max Stambaugh[2] ; 2. 25AU-Jack Lee[3] ; 3. 71AU-Ryan Davis[1] ; 4. 4X-Shawn Petersen[6] ; 5. 96AU-Bruce White[8] ; 6. 22-Ryan Broughton[4] ; 7. 41K-Cole Ketcham[7] ; 8. 97-Dean Jacobs[5] ; 9. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[9] B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 33M-Christopher Bell[1] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[10] ; 3. 70-Derek Hagar[13] ; 4. 35R-Ronnie Blair[2] ; 5. 98-Dave Blaney[3] ; 6. 4-Danny Smith[7] ; 7. 44W-Austin Wheatley[11] ; 8. 55F-Taylor Ferns[8] ; 9. 6M-Max Stambaugh[17] ; 10. 71MX-Paul May[5] ; 11. 25AU-Jack Lee[18] ; 12. 11N-Randy Hannagan[15] ; 13. 46AU-Stuart Williams[14] ; 14. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr.[16] ; 15. 60-Kory Crabtree[9] ; 16. 71-Kevin Swindell[4] ; 17. 3G-James McFadden[6] ; 18. 21-Dallas Hewitt[12] A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (40 Laps) 1. 14K-Dale Blaney[3]; 2. 35AU-Jamie Veal[15]; 3. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[9]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart[23]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[8]; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[22]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[14]; 8. 49-Cole Duncan[19]; 9. 40-Caleb Helms[18]; 10. 33M-Christopher Bell[11]; 11. 1ST-Gary Taylor[10]; 12. 5R-Byron Reed[4]; 13. 45-Tim Shaffer[7]; 14. 48-Danny Dietrich[1]; 15. 70-Derek Hagar[24]; 16. 63-Chad Kemenah[20]; 17. 77AU-Darren Mollenoyux[21]; 18. 81-Lee Jacobs[17]; 19. 83-Stevie Smith[6]; 20. 53-Cap Henry[2]; 21. 35-Stuart Brubaker[16]; 22. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[5]; 23. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[13]; 24. 35R-Ronnie Blair[12] Hard Charger: 2-Shane Stewart[+19] Block Insurance Tough Trucks (13 Trucks) [#]-Starting Position Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 11 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 33-Mike Hicks[4] ; 2. 71-Chris Hicks[6] ; 3. 37-Roy Miller[3] ; 4. OJ-Shane Jacobs[5] ; 5. 316-Ben Hower[2] ; 6. 3M-Curtis Rayle[1] ; 7. 24J-Joe Carl[7] Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 11 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 60-Jerry Sawmiller[2] ; 2. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[6] ; 3. 20K-Bill Keeler[3] ; 4. 82-Kevin Knittle[5] ; 5. 28-Larry Fox[4] ; 6. 67-Kyle Fields[1] A-Main - (15 Laps) 1. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[5]; 2. 33-Mike Hicks[8]; 3. 71-Chris Hicks[6]; 4. 37-Roy Miller[4]; 5. 60-Jerry Sawmiller[7]; 6. 20K-Bill Keeler[3]; 7. 82-Kevin Knittle[1]; 8. 28-Larry Fox[10]; 9. 3M-Curtis Rayle[11]; 10. OJ-Shane Jacobs[2]; 11. 316-Ben Hower[9]; 12. 67-Kyle Fields[12]; 13. 24j-Joe Carl[13] Hard Charger: 33-Mike Hicks[+6] 2014 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

 

Minnesota Mafia

27 360's entered the back gate on a beautiful Sunday night at Casino Speedway, for the $3,000 to win Buffalo Wild Wings Showdown. The Minnesota Mafia made its only stop at the speedway teaming up with the JSTS, UMSS, and Nebraska 360's along with BWW. This night would run a 2 heat race format, drawing for the starting spot in the first, with a complete invert of the finish order for the 2nd.

Taking heat race win in the first round of heats :Lee Grosz, Jody Rosenboom, Ryan Bowers, and Carson McCarl. Round 2: Eric Lutz, D.J. Brink, Isaac Schreurs, and Troy Schreurs.

With the top 8 in passing points going to the redraw, the next 8 locked in to the A, the rest went on to the B main. It seen the Bargain Barn Tire Center sponsored cars on the Front row with Dusty Zomer and Derrik Lusk. Zomer lead wire to wire followed by Lusk, Tyler Drueke, and Chris Graf being the four that moved on to the 40 lap A Main.

The redraw saw a pair of Mafia contenders on the front row with Jody Rosenboom and 2013 Champ Gregg Bakker. Jody would jump out to a commanding lead when he encountered lapped traffic on lap 17 and ended up going for a wild ride in turn 3 ending his night. This handed the lead off the Bakker, on the restart Eric Lutz gave Bakker a beautiful slide job in turn 3 and snatched the lead away. A couple laps later, Lee Grosz threw his hat in the mix getting around Bakker and running down Lutz, this was shaping up to be a great battle until lapped traffic played a role again with a car getting into Grosz, spinning him out in turn 2 ending any chance at the win. After we get back to green there is solid action from 4th to 11th with two and three wide action until Carson McCarl finds the slick spot in 2 and loops it and laying the car over easily. After a quick trip to the work area he tagged the rear of the field. The last 14 laps clicked off without a hitch and Lutz was never really pressured as he went on to claim the $3,000 payday! Bakker came home 2nd, and after jumping a restart and tagging the rear Roger Crockett rebounded to finish third.

Awards on the night: Hard Charger: Chris Graf +13 Tough Luck: Jody Rosenboom Next Level: D.J. Brink Long Haul: Tyler Drueke

Check out www.theminnesotamafia.com for current point standings, and up coming schedule

The Minnesota Mafia series will be back in action this Friday Night, June 27th at the Redwood Speedway in Redwood Falls, MN. The Mafia is teaming up with the UMSS and JSTS

 

 

STEVE BUCKWALTER AND ADAM CARBERRY WIN FEATURES IN FIRST “OPEN WHEEL SPECTACULAR” AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA June 23, 2014 . . . The first Open Wheel Spectacular at the Grandview Speedway lived up to its name as fans saw some great racing by both the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) wingless midgets and the Hilborn Tri-State Race Saver Sprint cars as Sunday night open wheel racing made its return to the high banks of the Grandview Speedway after nearly a thirty year absence. The American Racing Drivers Club wingless midget feature had veteran Steve Buckwalter getting the win while the Hilborn Tri State Race Saver winged sprint car feature was won by Adam Carberry.

ARDC midget action saw 2012 ARDC Rookie, Brett Wanner lead lap number one from the pole. Billy Pauch Jr. took the lead on lap two, driving the RT Racing #20 on this occasion. Racing came to a stop with two laps scored as Tommy Kunsman spun in turns three and four, collecting Ryan Watt. Watt flipped the Fred Schell owned #75. All drivers were okay but Watt and Kunsman were unable to continue.

Pauch Jr. led the field on the restart with Steve Buckwalter in hot pursuit. Tim Buckwalter now ran in third with Danny Stratton and current ARDC point leader, Steven Drevicki completing the top five. With the two Buckwalters racing for second, Pauch was able to pull away from the field temporarily. Alex Bright and Bruce Buckwalter Jr. moved in to fourth and fifth as positions changed on nearly every lap.

Steve Buckwalter closed in on Pauch on lap eight and after a two lap battle, wrestled the lead from Pauch to score lap ten.

Wanner drew a caution when he came to a stop in turns three and four with thirteen complete. Steve led Tim Buckwalter, Pauch, Alex Bright and Steven Drevicki with half of the laps on the books.

Steve Buckwalter held off the challenge of Tim Buckwalter as Pauch, Alex Bright and Drevicki raced in the top five with ten laps remaining.

Bright took over third on lap sixteen and then moved in to challenge Tim Buckwalter for second. Bright had the runner-up spot by lap eighteen and he began to close the gap on the leader in the final laps.

Two restarts realigned the field nose to tail but Steve Buckwalter had the race in hand as he led Alex Bright and Tim Buckwalter to the checkered flag. Drevicki finished fourth with Pauch rounding out the top five.

The win was Buckwalter's second ARDC midget win of the season.

Qualifying heats were won by Pauch, Drevicki and Kobylarz.

Adam Carberry and Ryan Stillwaggon led the TSRS Sprint Cars to the start with Stillwaggon taking control at the wave of the green.

The red flag was needed for a multi car incident in turns three and four that saw Ian Detweiler get out of shape and several cars had nowhere to go. Stephanie Steven got upside down in the incident that also involved the cars of Cody Jourdan and Bryant Davis. Only Davis was able to continue.

Stillwaggon returned to the lead on the restart with Adam Carberry in hot pursuit. Tom Carberry ran in third followed by Bob DeVault and Tim Tanner. Adam Carberry went to the outside of Stillwaggon on lap five and took over the lead.

Once in the lead, Carberry immediately put some distance between himself and his challengers. Tanner made his way to fourth with a pass by DeVault on lap eight as the duo raced down the backstretch.

DeVault drew a caution on lap ten after Kyle Reinhardt made a move by three cars to take over fifth. Tanner quickly moved up to third on the restart and then advanced to second with a move by Stillwaggon as Carberry drove ahead of the field.

Adam Carberry caught up to the back of the field on lap seventeen. While Carberry negotiated his way through traffic, Tanner began to close in on the leader.

On lap twenty-one, Carberry and Tanner crossed the start/finish line together. Carberry was back in control the next time around but Tanner was in hot pursuit. The leaders raced each other for position all the way to the checkered flag with Carberry earning his first win of the 2014 season. Tanner finished alongside for second with Tommy Carberry finishing third, preferring the high line around the Grandview Speedway. Joseph Kata won the battle for fourth with Stillwaggon rounding out the top five at the line.

The four qualifying heats were won by Tanner, DeVault, Tom Carberry and Detweiler with Jon Haegele taking the consolation.

Kelly Racing Fuels gave five fuel awards to each organization with each based on the #17 - the car number of former driver, Dave Kelly. Haegele received ten gallons of racing fuel for being the 17th driver to draw. Five gallons of fuel went to Cody Jourdan as the 17th entry, Tom Carberry who is 17th in points, Adam Carberry who led TSRS' last event on the 17th lap and to Mike Haggenbottom who finished 17th in the last TSRS race at Bridgeport.

Ten gallons of Kelly Racing Fuel went to Ryan Watt who started the feature in 17th position. Five gallon awards were given to Greg Fitzpatrick who was the 17th driver to draw, Billy Pauch Jr. who was 17th in points, Steven Drevicki who led the 17th lap of the last ARDC event and John Barnett who finished 17th in that race at Port Royal.

The next Open Wheel Spectacular, again featuring the ARDC midgets and Hilborn TSRS sprints, is set for Sunday, July 20th.

ARDC Midget Feature Finish (25 laps)

1. Steve Buckwalter 2. Alex Bright 3. Tim Buckwalter 4. Steven Drevicki 5. Billy Pauch Jr. 6. Danny Stratton 7. Ryan Greth 8. Brett Arndt 9. Tony DiMattia 10. Austin Burke 11. Brenden Bright 12. Trevor Kobylarz 13. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. 14. Eric Heydenreich 15. Tyler Brehm 16. Greg Fitzpatrick 17. John Barnett 18. James Morris 19. Kyle Lick 20. Brian Gilmore 21. Brett Wanner 22. Nick Wean 23. Clayton Glassman 24. Ryan Watt 25. Tommy Kunsman

Hilborn Tri-State Race Saver Sprint Feature Finish (25 laps)

1. Adam Carberry 2. Tim Tanner 3. Tommy Carberry 4. Joseph Kata 5. Ryan Stillwaggon 6. Stef Palmai 7. Kyle Reinhardt 8. Dave Brown 9. Jeff Geiges 10. Justin Hoffman 11. Eddie Wagner 12. Jon Haegele 13. Bryant Davis 14. Bobby DeVault Jr. 15. Ed Newhauser 16. Scott Frack 17, Mike Esposito 18. Brad Franks 19. Mike Haggenbottom 20. Ian Detweiler 21. Stephanie Stevens 22. Cody Jourdan 23. Dalton Dietrich 24. Jamie Kostic

 

 

BADGER MIDGET SERIES

"Felker scores first Angell Park Victory"

By Bryan Gapinski Sun Prairie, Wis., June 22---Missouri's Andrew Felker captured Sunday Night’s 30-lap Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Series Feature at Angell Park Speedway. It marked the third straight first-time feature winner this season at the track. Pole sitter David Budres jumped into the lead at the start followed by Felker and Brandon Waelti. Budres held a commanding quarter-lap lead over Felker at the completion of the sixth lap. Budres continued to increase his lead as he pulled away from the field. Budres began lapping the tail of the field