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Ryan Burdett Wins Pink Lady Classic Against Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars/King Of The Wings At Meridian

By Ben Deatherage

Meridian, Idaho-Saturday, September 16th, would be the third and final leg of the Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars championship weekend. And like the previous two nights the stars of the Pacific Northwest would try to defend their home turf against the regulars of the Royal Purple King Of The Wings Series. Meridian Speedway once again, like the night before, would host racing action with twenty-nine cars filling the pits from Idaho, Oregon, California, and Utah as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia.

Ryan Burdett landed the pole for the feature of the 2017 Pink Lady Classic. The West Valley City, Utah pilot would get his elbows up and set a torrid pace over the rest of the field. The main event would be completed without any sort of incident going from green to checkered. Burdett would obtain the win to be the seventh different winner of the campaign for the Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars and the fifth winner with the King Of The Wings this season.

Meridian pilot Bryan Warf was second while Roseburg, Oregon's Matt Hein got third. The rest of the top five was made up of the Joey and Sarah Moore entry, driven by Adrian, Oregon teenager Tristen Spiers, in fourth and fifth finishing Johnny Geisler, of Meridian.

Johnny Geisler would be fast time of the night and set a new track record at 11.034 seconds. Heat races were won by Ryan Orchard of Sidney, British Columbia, Carmichael, California's Tom Baker, Kyle Bergerner from Salt Lake City, Utah, and Meridian native Colton Nelson. Casey Tillman, of Kuna, was the driver to finish first place in the consolation main event.

Once the night was completed and the points all tallied Aaron Willison would be declared the Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcar champion. The Langley, British Columbia driver is the third different Canadian to have the honor the first one to do so since 2006.

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

Royal Purple is the proud title sponsor of the NSRA Pavement Sprint Car Series. Royal Purple manufactures high-performance lubricants for most automotive, industrial, marine, motorcycle and racing applications. It is considered the best synthetic motor oil by many end users. For more information or to find a store that carries these wonderful products log on to www.royalpurpleconsumer.com.

Race Results:

Royal Purple NSRA Race #9

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Meridian Speedway

Meridian, Idaho

A Feature: 1. 36-Ryan Burdett, ; 2. 91-Bryan Warf, ; 3. 98H-Matt Hein, ; 4. 8-Tristen Spiers, ; 5. 25J-Johnny Giesler, ; 6. 12-Ron Larson, ; 7. 15-Eric Humphries, ; 8. 76-Andy Alberding, ; 9. 41-Aaron Willison, ; 10. 33-Kyle Alberding, ; 11. 88-Jason Conn, ; 12. 28-Colton Nelson, ; 13. 43-Kyle Bergener, ; 14. 3-Tom Baker, ; 15. 77-Matt Elliott, ; 16. 68-Mike Anderson, ; 17. 2-Austin Carter, ; 18. 32-Ryan Orchard, ; 19. 98-Ken Hamilton, ; 20. 9-Duane Zeinstra, ; 21. 9J-Stacey Jensen, ; 22. 26T-Casey Tillman, ; 23. 24-Jim Waters, ; 24. 7-A.J. Russell,

B Feature: 1. 26T-Casey Tillman, ; 2. 2-Austin Carter, ; 3. 9-Duane Zeinstra, ; 4. 98-Ken Hamilton, ; 5. 7V-Justin Segura, ; 6. 12M-Aaron McPeak, ; 7. 4-Aiden Spiers,

Heat 1: 1. 32-Ryan Orchard, ; 2. 33-Kyle Alberding, ; 3. 91-Bryan Warf, ; 4. 98-Ken Hamilton, ; 5. 36-Ryan Burdett, ; 6. 68-Mike Anderson, ; 7. 7V-Justin Segura,

Heat 2: 1. 3-Tom Baker, ; 2. 2-Austin Carter, ; 3. 77-Matt Elliott, ; 4. 98H-Matt Hein, ; 5. 24-Jim Waters, ; 6. 7-A.J. Russell, ; 7. 9-Duane Zeinstra,

Heat 3: 1. 43-Kyle Bergener, ; 2. 4-Aiden Spiers, ; 3. 76-Andy Alberding, ; 4. 15-Eric Humphries, ; 5. 9J-Stacey Jensen, ; 6. 8-Tristen Spiers, ; 7. 12M-Aaron McPeak,

Heat 4: 1. 28-Colton Nelson, ; 2. 41-Aaron Willison, ; 3. 25J-Johnny Giesler, ; 4. 12-Ron Larson, ; 5. 26T-Casey Tillman, ; 6. 88-Jason Conn, ; 7. 68L-Tom Paterson,

Qualifying: 1. 25J-Johnny Giesler, ; 2. 15-Eric Humphries, ; 3. 98H-Matt Hein, ; 4. 91-Bryan Warf, ; 5. 12-Ron Larson, ; 6. 8-Tristen Spiers, ; 7. 24-Jim Waters, ; 8. 36-Ryan Burdett, ; 9. 41-Aaron Willison, ; 10. 76-Andy Alberding, ; 11. 77-Matt Elliott, ; 12. 33-Kyle Alberding, ; 13. 88-Jason Conn, ; 14. 9J-Stacey Jensen, ; 15. 7-A.J. Russell, ; 16. 68-Mike Anderson, ; 17. 28-Colton Nelson, ; 18. 43-Kyle Bergener, ; 19. 3-Tom Baker, ; 20. 32-Ryan Orchard, ; 21. 26T-Casey Tillman, ; 22. 4-Aiden Spiers, ; 23. 2-Austin Carter, ; 24. 98-Ken Hamilton, ; 25. 7V-Justin Segura, ; 26. 9-Duane Zeinstra, ; 27. 12M-Aaron McPeak, ; 28. 68L-Tom Paterson, ; 29. 26-Cory Lockwood

 


 

Gregg Bakker Wins the Iron Cup at Park Jefferson! Travis Johnson

by Travis Johnson

Jefferson, South Dakota Park Jefferson Speedway (September 16, 2017)— The Nebraska 360 Carpetland & Malvern Bank Sprint Series made their final stop of the season at Park Jefferson Speedway in a co-sanctioned event with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series. Gregg Bakker of Sioux Falls, South Dakota took the win and $1500.

The points battle between points leader Ryan Roberts, Cody Ledger who is second, and Seth Brahmer in third, is heating up with only 2 races left on the schedule. Seth Brahmer is only 112 points out of first and Cody Ledger is 97 points from first.

Three heat races and a "B" Feature made up the the event’s for the evening before heading into the "A" main that consisted of 25 laps.

Heat 1 (Results)

Cody Ledger Brant O’Banion Ryan Bickett Kaleb Johnson Joe Riedel Mike Kay Denzel Smith Jr. Bobby Becker Brandon Stevenson (DNS) Elliot Amdahl (DNS)

Heat 2 (Results)

Scott Bogucki Jody Rosenboom Cody Hansen Eric Lutz Ryan Roberts Gio Scelzi John Lambertz Dylan Peterson Lee Goos Jr. Seth Brahmer

Heat 3 (Results)

Clint Garner Gregg Bakker Jordan Boston Dusty Ballenger Jamie Ball Jordan Martens Dean Brown Shayle Bade David Ekern Jeff Schreurs

B Main (Results)

Gio Scelzi Dean Brown Shayle Bade Jordan Martens Dylan Peterson Lee Goos Jr Jeff Schreurs Mike Kay Denzel Smith Jr Bobby Becker (DNF) David Ekern (DNF) Brandon Stevenson (DNS) Elliot Amdahl (DNS) Seth Brahmer (DNS)

A Feature Results (25 Laps)

Gregg Bakker Clint Garner Scott Bogucki Cody Hansen Cody Ledger Eric Lutz Jody Rosenboom Jordan Boston Kaleb Johnson Ryan Bickett Gio Scelzi Brant O’Banion Ryan Roberts Dean Brown John Lambertz Jamie Ball Joe Riedel Jordan Martens Shayle Bade Dusty Ballenger

Our next race of the season will take us to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska for the $5000 to win Fall Brawl! This is a co-sanctioned event with the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Series and will feature the best 360ci winged sprint car drivers in the world. It is a show that you don’t want to miss!

Currents Points (As of Sept 17)

Pos Car Driver Points Gap

1 18 Ryan Roberts 1912 - 2 35L Cody Ledger 1815 97 3 13V Seth Brauer 1800 112 4 82 Jordan Boston 1374 538 5 36 Jason Martin 1327 585 6 77 John Klabunde 1274 638 7 17H Ryan Bickett 1236 676 8 53 Jack Dover 1223 689 9 23S Stu Snyder 1094 818 10 8B Bobby Becker 961 951

Contingency Awards

Saldana Racing Products Pole Award- Clint Garner M & W Aluminum Products Certificate- Kaleb Johnson BR Motorsports Certificate- Cody Ledger King Racing Products Certificate- Scott Bogucki Keizer Aluminum Race Wheels Certrificate- Gio Scelzi

Stay updated on all of our news and schedule by visiting www.nebraska360sprintseries.com or for live results, visit us on our Facebook page at Ne360sprint.

 

 

Jon Agan Bests Sprint Invaders in Quincy!

(Bill W) Quincy, IL, September 17, 2017 – Jon Agan won a battle of veterans versus rookies with the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders Sunday night. The Knoxville, Iowa driver survived a four-lead change duel with rookie Brayden Gaylord to win his first Sprint Invaders contest of the year and the seventh of his career with the series.

Another Sprint Invaders rookie, Tanner Gebhart grabbed the early lead in the 25-lap main event. Damian Getchell would stop after contact after one lap, slowing things. Gebhart led Gaylord, Jamie Ball, Agan and John Schulz back to green. While Gebhart rode through the middle on the beautifully prepared ¼-mile oval, Gaylord was hugging the low side. Gaylord would take control of the race on lap three, while Agan moved by Ball into third.

Gaylord approached traffic on lap 10, but contact between Cody Wehrle and Bailey Goldesberry brought out the yellow flag. Both were done. Gaylord led Gebhart, Agan, Ball and Ryan Jamison back to green. Agan headed to the cushion to race around Gebhart for second. Agan’s persistence on the high side paid off on lap 13, when he took the point from Gaylord. A bobble in one and two permitted Gaylord to return the favor on lap 14.

When Rob Weuve spun on lap 17, Gaylord led Agan, Gebhart, Jamison and John Schulz. Agan took advantage again on the restart and got around Gaylord for good. Gebhart reeled in the lead pair. A caution slowed that battle when Jarrod Schneiderman tagged an infield tire and came to a stop with five to go. On the restart, a chain reaction accident saw Dustin Clark upside down and McKenna Haase on the hook. Both were unhurt.

Agan pulled away to win over Gaylord, Schulz, Gebhart and Jamison. Ball, Ayrton Gennetten, Joey Moughan, Harold Pohren and JC Bland rounded out the top ten. Gaylord, Ball and Agan won heats, while Schulz took the Shake-up Dash. Cody Wehrle won the B main.

“We started the season off pretty good, but unfortunately, got crashed a couple times,” said Agan in Victory Lane. “We’re not running full-time anymore, and this means a lot. It’s been rough. We’ve been fast. It feels great. I love coming to places like this. This is my second time at Quincy. Two years ago, it was absolutely loose and laid rubber. Thank you, new owners. It was a fantastic racetrack.”

“I had it on the bottom,” said Gaylord. “I tried it up top a couple laps, but we got on the bottom and the crew told me we were running away. I didn’t know what I was going to do in traffic. There was one on top, one on the bottom and another in the middle. I really didn’t have a plan going into that, to be honest. We were fortunate to draw well, get in the Dash and finish up front. I’m ecstatic to run in the top three to be honest! This is one of my favorite tracks to come to.”

“It’s been kind of a battle this year,” said Schulz. “We got the new motor back that we hurt in the early spring. We put it in and it ran really well. The guys worked hard. It feels good to be running up front again. The track was pretty racy and we were right there in the thick of things. The Dash draw (five) didn’t go the best for us, but we were right there with them.”

The Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders finish up a competitive 2017 season next Saturday, September 23 with their Season Championship at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. For more information on the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Sprint Invaders www.sprintinvaders.com Saturday, August 19, 2017 (Bill W) West Burlington, IA, August 19, 2017 – First impressions can be long-lasting, and Fresno, California left a strong one Saturday ...

Shottenkirk.com A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (6) 2. 13, Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA (2) 3. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (5) 4. 81, Tanner Gebhart, Burlington, IA (1) 5. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (7) 6. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (3) 7. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (9) 8. 50, Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL (14) 9. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (12) 10. 98, JC Bland, Springfield, IL (4) 11. 78, Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL (15) 12. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (8) 13. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (19) 14. 16HD, Donnie Steward, West Burlington, IA (13) 15. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (17) 16. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (18) 17. 3G, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (20) 18. 4*, Bailey Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (11) 19. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (16) 20. 1, Damian Getchell, Sperry, IA (10). Lap Leaders: Gebhart 1-2, Gaylord 3-12, Agan 13, Gaylord 14-17, Agan 18-25. Hard-charger: Moughan. KSE Hard-charger: Weuve.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), Top Five to A main, Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. Brayden Gaylord (1) 2. John Schulz (6) 3. Ryan Jamison (2) 4. Damian Getchell (3) 5. Donnie Steward (5) / 6. McKenna Haase (4) 7. Rob Weuve (7) 8. 2D, Dave Keperling, Hannibal, MO (8)

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started), Top Five to A main, Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. Jamie Ball (2) 2. Tanner Gebhart (1) 3. Josh Schneiderman (7) 4. Bailey Goldesberry (5) 5. Joey Moughan (6) / 6. Cody Wehrle (8) 7. 83, Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA (4) 8. 9, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (3)

Mohrfeld Electric Heat three (started), Top Five to A main, Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. Jon Agan (2) 2. JC Bland (1) 3. Ayrton Gennetten (5) 4. Harold Pohren (3) 5. Ben Wagoner (6) / 6. Dustin Clark (8) 7. 69, Justin Buchholz, Davenport, IA (7) 8. Jarrod Schneiderman (4)

B main (started), Top Five to A main, 12 laps: 1. Cody Wehrle (2) 2. McKenna Haase (1) 3. Dustin Clark (3) 4. Rob Weuve (4) 5. Jarrod Schneiderman (9) / 6. Daniel Bergquist (8) 7. Justin Buchholz (6) 8. Dave Getchell (5) 9. Dave Keperling (7)

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. John Schulz (2) 2. Jon Agan (5) 3. Tanner Gebhart (1) 4. Brayden Gaylord (4) 5. Jamie Ball (3) 6. JC Bland (6)

Contingencies

Pyrotec – Harold Pohren

Saldana Racing Products – Josh Schneiderman

Kreitz Oval Track Products – Jarrod Schneiderman

 

Shane Sellers Wins Oklahoma State Championship Race Victory Comes One Year After Father's Win

John Lemon OCRS-PR

Ada Okla. (September 16, 2017)- Shane Sellers won the 11th Annual Oklahoma State Championship sprint car race at the Oklahoma Sports Park Saturday night. The annual event sanctioned by the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series began in 2007 and has been a key event for the series ever since. By virtue of winning, Sellers will have his name added on the annual trophy for future OSC races to come. His father Robert, also a 2-time champion of the series, won the OSC race last year.

Sellers started on the pole for the 25-lap affair with series points leader Zach Chappell starting along side. At the drop of the green flag, official starter J.D. Etter called the start back as the front row starters were not aligned to his liking. On the second attempt at the start, Sellers won the drag race to turns one and two and with the exception of lapped cars, Sellers would never see a rear bumper for the entire distance in the all green event. Sellers' winning car is a XXX chassis with Brand Racing Engines power and is backed by Courtney Farms, Select Coating, Two-Six racing Products, Outlaw Wings and David Grace Motorsports.

"The car was really good tonight," expressed Sellers. "It ran great in the heat race and we felt we had a great car for the feature. It just worked out well for us". When asked about having his name etched next to his fathers as a winner of the event, Sellers said, "That's really awesome. I have learned a lot from him (Robert) and to have won this race as he has is really special."

Chappell gave it his all in the Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories / Smiley Racing Products / Metro Fire Protection / Crazy Cow Trucking Maxim / DSO powered 50z car. At times Chappell would be 1/2 to 2/3 of a straight away behind and then close in at other times when the leaders would encounter lapped traffic. In the end, Chappell would hold onto the runner-up position and gain valuable points towards earning his first ever Harold Leep Championship Trophy.

Sheldon Barksdale would finish third and often would close in on Chappell closer than Chappell could get to Sellers. The driver from Norman just couldn't a chance to get along side to make a passing attempt. Local favorite Gary Owens would finish fourth with 2008 winner Danny Smith having a solid run to finish in the top five.

Rounding out the top 10 were: 3-time winner Whit Gastineau, Morgan Fletcher (in his best career Ameri-Flex / OCRS finish), Johnny Kent, Amsoil Hard Charger Shayla Waddell and Joe Bob Lee.

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Race Results 11th Annual Oklahoma State Championship Oklahoma Sports Park September 16, 2017 Car Count: 16

(Pos-Car-Driver-Start)

Car & Fleet Heat (8-laps) 1. Gary Owens [2] 2.Sheldon Barksdale [6] 3.Johnny Kent [4] 4.Danny Smith [5] 5.Morgan Fletcher [3] 6.Joe Bob Lee [8] 7.Brian McClelland [1] 8. Frank Taft [7]

A1 Machine Shop Heat (8-laps) 1. Zach Chappell [3] 2. Whit Gastineau [6] 3. Shane Sellers [5] 4.Robert Sellers [7] 5.Cameron Hagin [1] 6.Joseph Miller [2] 7.Shayla Waddell [4] 8.Larry Bratti [9] 9.Jeff Garnett [8]

Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories A-Feature (25-laps) 1.Shane Sellers [1] 2.Zach Chappell [2] 3.Sheldon Barksdale [4] 4.Gary Owens [3] 5.Danny Smith [5] 6.Whit Gastineau [6] 7.Morgan Fletcher [10] 8.Johnny Kent [7] 9.Shayla Waddell [13] 10.Joe Bob Lee [9] 11.Cameron Hagin [11] 12.Brian McClelland [14] 13.Frank Taft [16] 14.Joseph Miller [12] 15.Robert Sellers [8] 16.Jeff Garnett [15] 17.Larry Bratti 17]

Contingency Awards Drive Shaft Inc. Heat: Gary Owens A1 Machine Shop Heat: Zach Chappell Wesmar Racing Engines Recipient: Joe Bob Lee Amsoil Hard Charger: Shayla Waddell +4 M&W Aluminum Hard Luck: Joseph Miller Rod End Supply Recipients: Cameron Hagin, Brian McClelland & Frank Taft

On Deck: Caney Valley Speedway / Caney Kansas / Saturday September 30th

 

 

QUICK RESULTS: MACEDO AND THORNE TAKE WINS AT CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS

21-year-old Carson Macedo of Lemoore, California claimed the win in the 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals

By Tommy Goudge (Saturday, September 16, 2017) – 80 drivers signed in to race at the 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Arrow Express on Saturday. Carson Macedo and Mike Thorne visited Lucas Oil Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY QUICK RESULTS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA CANADIAN SPRINT NATIONALS PRESENTED BY ARROW EXPRESS TOTAL ENTRIES – 80

———————————————————– CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS 360 SPRINT CARS (58 entries)

A-FEATURE (35 laps) Finish. # Name 1. 3g Carson Macedo 2. 79 Jordan Thomas 3. 15h Sam Hafertepe Jr. 4. 18 Ryan Susice 5. 47x Dylan Westbrook 6. 17 Jared Horstman 7. 85 Dustin Daggett 8. 19k Paul Kinney 9. 53 Shawn Donath 10. 10b Mitch Brown 11. 28f Davie Franek 12. 11r Chase Ridenour 13. 67c Steve Collins 14. 14 Coleman Gulick 15. 87 Jason Barney 16. 14h Jim Huppunen 17. 49 Scott Kreutter 18. 67x Parker Price-Miller 19. 16 Ryan Ruhl 20. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon 21. 10 Jeff Cook 22. 1-10 Jake Brown 23. 22 Shawn Sliter 24. 0 Holly Porter 25. 90t Matt Tanner 26. DNF 22h Randy Hannagan 27. DNF 97 Cory Turner 28. DNF 17x Dain Naida 29. DNF 51 Bryan Howland 30. DNF 22p Jonathan Preston

———————————————————– STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (22 entries)

A-FEATURE (20 laps) Finish. # Name 1. 55 Mike Thorne 2. 4 Mack DeMan 3. 52 Jesse Costa 4. 6m Eric McGlone 5. 1 Holly Porter 6. 49h Jerry Hill 7. 18 Josh Shantz 8. 87x Shone Evans 9. 29 Liam Martin 10. 7 Caleb Wood 11. 51 Trevor Young 12. 5 DJ Christie 13. 19 Brandon Murrell 14. 9 Paul Ballantyne 15. 18x Davey Boughton 16. 3x Lofton Schuts 17. 22 Allen Giletta 18. 8h Matt Hill 19. DNF 8 Hannah Ferrell 20. DNF 88h Josh Hansen 21. DNF 9c Brian Nanticoke 22. DNF 68 Aaron Turkey About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series schedule since 2007.

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OHSWEKEN PARTNERS Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2017: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH - O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

Valesquez Takes URSS/DCRP Soderberg Memorial

Taylor Velasquez won his first URSS race of the year and secured his second consecutive Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car championship by adding another Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship win in Saturday night’s 25-lap DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Car main event atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval.

In the 25-lap DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Car feature, Turpin, Oklahoma’s Velasquez took advantage of a mid-race caution to preserve his second win of the season aboard the Fronk Oil Co./Bearcat Well Service No. 21x Maxim.

“That caution was a blessing,” Velasquez commented in victory lane. “I kept working the bottom, but I was getting tighter and tighter and wondered if the topside was coming in. Then I saw him (Luke Cranston) up there.”

With Steven Richardson and Ray Seemann leading the way to the green flag, Velasquez shot into the lead on the opening round. Seemann battled back, with the duo trading the lead on consecutive laps from the eighth to 11th circuit until Velasquez moved to the bottom portion of the track.

With Velasquez and Seemann working the low line, Luke Cranston was rallying on the top side and was poised to race past both for the lead when the race’s only caution flew for a turn four Lance Davis spin with 14 laps in the books.

Velasquez moved back to the top on the restart to keep Cranston at bay, putting the race in the bag when he made quick work of a pack of six lapped cars with just a handful of laps remaining.

Velasquez’ ninth DCRP Sprint Car win since 2013 and third Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event triumph was worth $750, courtesy of Comfort Suites. Velasquez beat Cranston to the line, with Richardson launching off the final corner to secure the show position. Seemann crossed the stripe fourth with Brandy Jones rounding out the top five.

URSS point leader Zach Blurton’s night started off bad as a blown engine in hot laps sent him scurrying in the pits to install a new power plant. Blurton would miss his heat but returned to start 23rd in the feature and ran it up to a sixth place finish to earn the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger Award and maintain the point lead.

Results

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 97-Brian Herbert, 2. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 3. 50-Jed Werner, 4. 72-Ray Seemann, 5. 18-Brandon Sprott, 6. 45-Monty Ferriera, 7. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 8. 33k-Aaron Ploussard.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 11-Keefe Hemel, 2. 28-Tracey Hill, 3. 8J-Brandy Jones, 4. 0-Steven Richardson, 5. 49-Kris Moore, 6. 11k-Tyler Knight, 7. 17r-Scott Rhoades. DNS: 2J-Zach Blurton.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 49x-Luke Cranston, 2. 33-Koby Walters, 3. 10-Jordan Knight, 4. 17x-Craig Jecha, 5. 1x-Cody Lampe, 6. 95-Buddy Tubbs, 7. 74T-Howard Van Dyke. DNS: 9d-Lance Davis.

“A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 2. 49x-Luke Cranston, 3. 0-Steven Richardson, 4. 72-Ray Seemann, 5. 8J-Brandy Jones, 6. 2J-Zach Blurton, 7. 45-Monty Ferriera, 8. 50-Jed Werner, 9. 97-Brian Herbert, 10. 28-Tracey Hill, 11. 11-Keefe Hemel, 12. 49-Kris Moore, 13. 10-Jordan Knight, 14. 95-Buddy Tubbs, 15. 11k-Tyler Knight, 16. 51r-Ros Essenburg, 17. 9d-Lance Davis, 18. 17r-Scott Rhoades, 19. 17x-Craig Jecha, 20. 1x-Cody Lampe, 21. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 22. 74T-Howard Van Dyke, 23. 18-Brandon Sprott, 24. 33-Koby Walters (DQ).

 

 

Buddy Kofoid, Ray Trimble, Orville Owens and Ryan Winter pick off Bryan Carnett Memorial wins on championship night at Placerville Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – September 16, 2017…An entertaining evening of racing on Red Hawk Casino championship night at the Placerville Speedway saw Buddy Kofoid, Ray Trimble, Orville Owens and Ryan Winter earn wins, while Steven Tiner, Matt Michelli and Jason Palmer were crowned track champions.

Picture perfect weather greeted fans and teams on Saturday night, which featured 81 race cars packing the pit area of the El Dorado County Fairgrounds quarter-mile.

Penngrove’s Buddy Kofoid fired an early warning shot that he will be a certain contender at next week’s Nor-Cal Posse Shootout after picking up a thrilling victory on Saturday. The 15-year-old won out in a top-notch duel with Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox to claim his first Placerville win of the season.

Cox started on the pole in the 25-lap feature and took the lead at waving of the green flag. The first eight laps were clicked off caution free with Kofoid hounding the rear bumper of Cox’ No. 31c machine. Following a debris caution Kofoid charged around the high-side of turn four to grab the lead, prior to another yellow on lap 11.

At that time track champion Steven Tiner suffered a flat tire while running in the third position. On the restart Kofoid banged the turn one cushion violently and Cox sliced to his inside for the lead. The next corner saw Cox bang the cushion himself however, and Kofoid charged back to his inside to re-claim the point.

The exciting back and forth fight between Kofoid and Cox continued with the duo exchanging the lead multiple times, before Kofoid assumed it for good on lap 18. One final caution waved on lap 19 and after that Kofoid hit his marks to take the Ron Stahl checkered flag over Cox, 12th starter Sean Becker of Roseville, Colby Copeland of Roseville and 13th starter Greg Decaires of Elk Grove.

A total of 29 Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars were on hand during the night with the B-main going to Matt Peterson. Heat race wins were picked off by Buddy Kofoid, DJ Freitas, Justyn Cox and Shane Hopkins. The ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust Fast Time Award went to Cody Lamar at a 10.852.

For the second time this season Ray Trimble picked up a victory with the Ltd. Late Models and took home a stout $1300 for his efforts. Tom Tilford took the lead on the start of the 20-lap Bryan Carnett Memorial main event. Trimble pressured Tilford over the early stages before taking the top spot on lap nine. Track champion Matt Michelli also followed along for second shortly after.

A caution waved on lap 13 and on the restart a wild three-wide battle was seen for second between Tilford, Michelli and Randy McDaniel. As the trio entered turn three Michelli got big time loose and dropped a few spots. Trimble clicked off the final seven circuits to claim the big win over Tilford, McDaniel, Michelli and Wayne Trimble. Fourteen Ltd. Late Models were in action on Saturday with heats won by Eddie Gardner and Randy McDaniel.

The $1100-to-win Bryan Carnett Memorial Pure Stock feature began with Jesse Van Roekel jumping into the lead at the green flag. Consecutive yellows on lap three and four were seen, which slowed things early.

On the restart track champion Jason Palmer charged to the lead. Scott Grunert then made his presence known by claiming second on lap seven, before carving his way by Palmer to take the top spot on lap eight. Grunert was in search of his first season win, but with five laps to go had to deal with a fast-moving Orville Owens.

The duo proceeded to put on a great show running side by side, which ended with Owens taking command and earning his fourth victory of the year, tying Palmer for the most in 2017. Grunert, Palmer, Rick Grunert and Ted Ahart rounded out the top-five. A total of 21 Pure Stocks were in competition on Saturday with heats going to Jason Palmer, Chris Van Roekel and Scott Grunert.

In the traveling Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association main event it was Ben Wiesz taking the lead on the start. Ryan Winter showed his muscle on lap three however, closing in fast on the lead. The next time by Winter sliced his way into the top spot that he would never relinquish. Winter took the win over Mike Grenert, Mike Reeder, Scott Dahlgren and Kevin Bender. Good action was seen in the battle for second on back during the feature. The Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association brought 17 cars on Saturday. Heats were won by Mike Grenert and Scott Dahlgren.

The Placerville Speedway is now ready to host the three-night Nor-Cal Posse Shootout presented by Autism Awareness this coming Thursday-Saturday September 21-23. Opening night will see injected Wingless 360 Sprint Cars and the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour in action, while Winged 360 Sprint Cars and BCRA Midget Lites hit the speedway on Friday and Saturday. Camping reservations can be made by calling the El Dorado County Fairgrounds at (530) 621-5860.

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HUSTLER NUMBER 10 TO KEVIN THOMAS JR.

Haubstadt, IN - September 16, 2017 - Kevin Thomas Jr. of Cullman, AL, won the tenth annual “Haubstadt Hustler” at Tri-State Speedway Saturday night. The win was worth $10,000 plus another $2,500 from Unique Breedz. The KT Motorsports Chevy powered DRC is sponsored by Jeff’s Jam-It-In Storage and Abreu Vineyards. The crew chief is Davey Jones.

The 40 lap MSCS-USAC co-sanctioned feature event turned into another even Greater K & K Show. The race was a dual to the finish between K.T. and Kyle Cummins. Cummins had pursued Thomas lap after lap after leading the first three circuits. Then Kyle tested the cushion, defying the wall, with two laps to go. A last lap effort into turn three and out of four produced a side by side dash to the finish line. The winning margin was a scant .05 second.

Kyle Cummins was the quickest in group qualifying. His 13.624 seconds lap earned a bonus of $500 from Unique Breedz. The track got even faster as the top three finishers posted quicker laps during the feature race.

Thomas Meseraull finished third with a competitive car and a steady performance minus the break he needed to catch the leaders. Chet Williams was fourth in a strong run. Williams started fifth and laid claim to fourth on lap 3 and that is where he remained. Meseraull was the only driver to pass him. Tyler Courtney was next with a run from fourteenth up to fifth.

The second five in the feature in order were Chris Windom, Brady Short, Robert Ballou, C.J. Leary, and Justin Grant. Brady Short lead all the movers with a gain of 14 positions to be recognized as the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race. Chris Windom gained 10 spots in moving up through the 24 car field. Chad Boespflug was eleventh which qualified him to receive the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award.

The four heat races produced winners that would also excel in the feature. They were convincing victories for Thomas Meseraull, Chet Williams, Kevin Thomas Jr., and Kyle Cummins. Chad Boespflug won the twelve lap B Main with the top six of 15 starters to transfer to the feature. The field was short one car. Brian Karraker’s car was damaged in a spectacular flip during the second heat race. His car landed upside down and lodged between the wall and the lower portion of the Best One billboard located at the center of turns one and two. Ben Knight also flipped his sprinter in turn two during the B Main.

MSCS will be idle for two weekends and return to Tri-State Speedway on Saturday October 7th for the Harvest Cup paying $5,000 to win. The rain date for this one, if needed, is set for Sunday October 8th. The UMP Modifieds and MMSA Mini Sprints will also race in that program.

The UMP Modifieds raced in a 25 lap feature which paid $3100 to win including the bonus provided by Unique Breedz. Winner Trent Young of Crofton, KY, led from the fourth lap in his Motorsports Unlimited race car. Young used a newly installed big motor to his advantage despite failing brakes making it difficult to hit his marks on the quarter mile oval.

Twenty cars started an event interrupted six times by incidents that produced caution flags. Young prevailed in restart after restart. After the last restart on lap 19 the field began to string out. Early leader Matt Cooper of McKenzie, TN, finished second. Fast qualifier Mark Lamont of Crossville, IL, placed third. Dustin Beck was fourth with Stan Beadles next in rounding out the top five.

The three heat races were won by Dustin Beck, Trent Young, and Mark Lamont. The feature win was Young’s third of the season at Haubstadt. The Modifieds are slated to run for $1,500 to win at the season finale on October 7th at Tri-State Speedway.

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RACING SUMMARY “Haubstadt Hustler” Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, IN September 16, 2017

MSCS and USAC Sprint Cars (32 Entries):

Overall Fastest Qualifier - Kyle Cummins, 13.624 seconds

First Heat - 5B Thomas Meseraull, 4B Donny Brackett, 74X Josh Hodges, _________ 81 Jon Stanbrough, 28 Brandon Mattox, 36 Collin Ambrose, _________ 45K Ben Knight, 2J Jeff Pritchett Second Heat - 38w Chet Williams, 30 C. J. Leary, 52 Isaac Chapple, ___________ 23c Tyler Courtney, 69 Chad Boesplug, 6 Mario Clouser, ___________ 5K Kent Schmidt, 23 Brian Karraker Third Heat - 9K Kevin Thomas Jr., 32 Chase Stockon, 10 Aric Gentry, __________ 3 Dakota Jackson, 17GP Dave Darland, 21 Carson Short, __________ 11P Brady Short, 17G Scotty Weir Fourth Heat -3R Kyle Cummins, 11 Justin Grant, 57 Shane Cottle, __________ 5 Chris Windom, 12 Robert Ballou, 63 Brady Bacon, __________ 61M Stephen Schnapf, 17X Kendall Ruble B Main - 69 Chad Boespflug, 12 Robert Ballou, 21 Carson Short, 17gp Dave Darland, _______ 11P Brady Short, 28 Brandon Mattox, 17G Scotty Weir, 63 Brady Bacon, _______ 61m Stephen Schnapf, 17x Kendall Ruble, 36 Collin Ambrose, _______ 5K Kent Schmidt, 6 Mario Clouser, 45K Ben Knight, 2J Jeff Pritchett Feature (40 Laps) - 9K Kevin Thomas Jr, 3R Kyle Cummins, 5B Thomas Meseraull, ______ 38W Chet Williams, 23c Tyler Courtney, 5 Chris Windom, ______ 11P Brady Short, 12 Robert Ballou, 30 C.J. Leary, ______ 11 Justin Grant, 69 Chad Boespflug, 21 Carson Short, ______ 17gp Dave Darland, 4B Donny Brackett, 32 Chase Stockon, ______ 52 Isaac Chapple, 74X Josh Hodges, 63 Brady Bacon, ______ 3 Dakota Jackson, 10 Aric Gentry, 28 Brandon Mattox, ______ 81 Jon Stanbrough, 57 Shane Cottle, 17X Kendall Ruble

UMP Open Wheel Modifieds (21 Entries):

Overall Fastest Qualifier - 7 Mark Lamont, 15.772 seconds

First Heat - 75 Dustin Beck, 32 Matt Lane, 54 Josh McPherson, 62K Joel Jensen, _________ 57 Matt Hines, 81 Mark Cole Second Heat - 10y Trent Young, 95z Zach Fair, 12 Lucas Lee, 16c John Clippinger, ___________ 41 Lance Foreman, 40 Chris Shelton, 2M David Mitchell Third Heat - 7 Mark Lamont, 18 Matt Cooper, 84 Stan Beadles, 8K Levi Kissinger, __________ 25C Clay Lane, 41H Phillip Hill, 81C Chris Cole Feature (25 Laps) - 10Y Trent Young, 18 Matt Cooper, 7 Mark Lamont, 75 Dustin Beck, ______ 84 Stan Beadles, 95z Zach Fair, 8K Levi Kissinger, 32 Matt Lane, ______ 16c John Clippenger, 12 Lucas Lee, 62K Joel Jensen, 54 Josh McPherson, ______ 57 Matt Hines, 25c Clay Lane, 41H Phillip Hill, 40 Chris Shelton, ______ 81C Chris Cole, 81 Mark Cole, 2M David Mitchell, 41 Lance Foreman

 

 

Josh Harris claims $4,000 payday in ‘Patriot 100’ race for UMP Modifieds at Lincoln Park Speedway - Peeden picks up 11th super stock win, Cockrum and Wright earn wins

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE ‑ Josh Harris made the most of his very first trip to Lincoln Park Speedway. The Owensboro, Ky. native dominated the competition to take home the winner’s share of Saturday’s American Modified Series event at the Putnamville oval. Harris led the final 67 laps of the 100-lap Patriot 100 for UMP Modifieds to win $4,000 a night after placing second at Bloomington and winning $1,500. Harris came into the race leading the series points, but had yet to visit victory lane during one of the AMS events. He made sure that he took care of business in extending his points advantage as he passed Tait Davenport on lap 25 and controlled the race for the majority of the remaining laps. Davenport led early on as Danny Swartz ran second and the pair opened up a solid gap on Harris as Gabe Menser and Derek Groomer were a distant fourth and fifth. However, Harris began to reel the leaders in and took over the second position on lap 20 and then snagged the lead in lapped traffic five laps later. Once Harris had taken over the lead, he began to build upon his advantage heading into the halfway mark as the caution came out and teams were allowed to make adjustments to their cars. Harris wouldn’t let up during the final 50 laps as members of the competition began to drop out of the marathon event. As Harris maintained a comfortable margin up front, Davenport had his hands full with Swartz as Groomer moved into competition along with Menser, Brian Shaw and Richie Lex. A final caution came out with six laps remaining and gave Davenport a chance at Harris on the restart. When the field took the green flag once again, Davenport threw a big slide attempt into turn two as the pair made contact briefly. However, Harris was able to regain his momentum out of the corner and wheeled his No. 22 into victory lane. Davenport came home second. In the sprint car A-main, Shane Cockrum held off a furious challenge from AJ Hopkins after a caution with four laps remaining. Hopkins threw a big slider at Cockrum headed into turn three and slammed the cushion and nearly flipped. However, Hopkins was able to retain his momentum and get back on the throttle to stay in second-place. However, Cockrum checked out over the final lap to cruise away to the victory. Koby Barksdale led the initial circuits and had as much as a straightaway lead at lap 10 before lapped traffic became a late factor. By lap 13, Cockrum had chased down Barksdale and took over the top spot on lap 16 before a spin by Barksdale brought out the caution flag. On the restart, Hopkins powered into second-place and quickly began to challenge Cockrum up front. The cushion became an issue as Hopkins drilled the top shelf twice while making a move on the leader and nearly found trouble. However, Cockrum held down the top position to the checkered flag as Hopkins, Jadon Rogers, Tim Creech and Hunter O’Neal wrapped up the top-five. In the UMP Super Stock division, Steve Peeden returned to victory lane to halt Jonny Newgent’s three-race win streak at Lincoln Park Speedway. Peeden and Newgent raced door-to-door over the first five laps before Peeden edged into the lead and stayed there over the final 15 laps. Peeden pulled away to a solid margin to record his 11th feature win of the season. Wes McClara placed third ahead of Chris Harcourt and Paul Wright. In the bomber A-main it was Indianapolis’ Cody Wright winning his fifth feature of the season as he topped Josh Litton, Gary Hayden, Jordan Almanza and David Bumgardner. Wright led from the outset with the real action taking place behind him as Hayden and Jeff Allen battling for second-place early on as Josh Litton ran fourth with Bumgardner and Almanza racing wheel-to-wheel. Wright built a solid lead as Hayden settled into a battle to the checkered flag before Josh Litton was able to edge past for the runner-up spot. Hayden took third ahead of Almanza and Bumgardner. This weekend will be a doubleheader as LPS hosts the King of TQ Nationals on Friday and Saturday with sprints, UMP Modifieds and Super Stocks as well as bombers both nights.

Lincoln Park Speedway Sprint car feature 1. Shane Cockrum, 2. AJ Hopkins, 3. Jadon Rogers, 4. Tim Creech II, 5. Hunter O’Neal, 6. Joe Ligouri, 7. Travis Berryhill, 8. Lee Underwood, 9. Nate McMillin, 10. Adam Wilfong, 11. Lukas Smith, 12. Brady Ottinger, 13. Koby Barksdale, 14. Ben Phillips, 15. Alec Sipes, 16. Jeff Bland Jr., 17. Nic Harris, 18. Paul Dues Heat winners: Bland Jr., Cockrum, Creech

UMP Modified feature ‘14th Patriot 100’ - American Modified Series 1. Timothy “Josh” Harris, 2. Tait Davenport, 3. Gabe Menser, 4. Brian Shaw, 5. Richie Lex, 6. Paul Bumgardner, 7. Jordan Wever, 8. Cole Parker, 9. James Walters, 10. Michael Fish, 11. Danny Schwartz, 12. Derek Groomer, 13. Brent Hudson, 14. Josh Boller, 15. Tyler Nicely, 16. Rob Brickert, 17. Jake Leitzman, 18. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 19. Tony Houk, 20. Sydney Landes, 21. Jeff Deckard, 22. Ron Pruitt B-main winners: Walters, Pruitt Heat winners: Harris, Davenport, Schwartz, Menser

 

Bell Reigns Undefeated in POWRi National Midgets

Marion, IL - It's quite fitting that for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League's inaugural appearance at Southern Illinois Raceway, NASCAR star Christopher Bell would claim victory. Winning the inaugural Mike Phillips Memorial, "the 66," in 2011 with the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro League was a catalyst in thrusting Bell into the open wheel ranks with Keith Kunz Motorsports.

Tonight, Bell returned to the Southern Illinois Raceway and added to his two victories with the league from early spring at his hometown track, I-44 Riverside Speedway.

Starting outside row four, Bell quickly pushed forward on the high-banked 1/8th mile into the second position. Following closely behind pole sitter Tucker Klaasmeyer, Bell challenged Klaasmeyer repeatedly until taking over the top spot on lap nine. Enduring only two yellows and one red for the remaining 21 laps, Bell rode to victory relatively unchallenged to capture his 24th career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League feature event. Tucker Klaasmeyer finished second with Zeb Wise in third. Leading candidate for POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League rookie of the year and championship contender Logan Seavey took fourth, with Jake Neuman rounding out the top five.

"That was tough," stated Christopher Bell. "The track was extremely technical. The cushion was really treacherous. This was a fun race. This would be the track to do an Ironman 55 like they do at Pevely. It's a really physical race track. It's always fun when I get to come out and midget race. I'm just thankful that Keith and Pete let me come out and have fun. It's always a lot of fun to race in front of a packed house."

"It's hard enough to get a win and when Chris Bell shows up, he's the class of our sport, it's hard to beat him," commented Tucker Klaasmeyer. "He doesn't make any mistakes and when he does, normally I make a mistake right behind him. We didn't have Flea with us tonight, so we all had to pull our heads together tonight. Austin, Corey, and Tommy had the cars great tonight. Couldn't ask for much more."

"It's been a lot of fun so far in the midget," said Zeb Wise. "I came from the micro ranks and jumping into these, it's a lot different. It's a lot of fun. Clauson Marshall, Tim, Rizzy, and my mom and dad for everything they do for me; I can't thank them enough."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners:
Heat 1: 91 - TYLER NELSON, Heat 2: 37X - JASON MCDOUGAL, Heat 3: 37 - ANDREW FELKER

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results
(35 laps): 1. 21 - CHRISTOPHER BELL 2. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 3. 39 - ZEB WISE 4. 4A - LOGAN SEAVEY 5. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 6. 37 - ANDREW FELKER 7. 6A - AIDAN ROOSEVANS 8. 91 - TYLER NELSON 9. 3B - SHELBY BOSIE 10. 5D - DANIEL ROBINSON 11. 95 - JIMMY MILLER 12. 56V - MATT VEATCH 13. 67 - KYLE O'GARA 14. 2 - BRIAN GROGAN 15. 37X - JASON MCDOUGAL 16. 5C - COLTEN COTTLE 17. 1 - BRIAN JONES 18. 66 - JOE B MILLER 19. 0 - JOHNNY MURDOCK

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Heath, Smith, Parker & Gunderson Win on Championship Night: Titles to Price, Smith, Carpenter and Hibbard

9/16/17

Alger, WA - The final night of racing at Skagit Speedway for 2017 is in the books, and of the four feature winners on Scrap It Stow It night, only one of them was the respective champion of his class. Colton Heath, Kevin Smith, Steve Parker and Jon Gunderson were the feature winners while Robbie Price, Smith, Kelsey Carpenter and Vance Hibbard secured the season point titles.

In the grand finale’ of the evening, Heath went wire to wire for the win in the Budweiser 360 sprints, capturing his fourth win of the 2017 campaign as fended off challenges on restarts from eventual second place driver Jason Solwold on lap 21 and 23. Jayme Barnes advanced from seventh to pick up third. In qualifying, Chase Goetz set fast time for the drivers outside the top eight in owners points. Heath won the scramble. Robbie Price was crowned champion at the end of the night on the strength of three wins on the year - the championship is the first for the Cobble Hill, BC 19 year old in his 11 years of racing.

Kevin Smith was the only driver to secure his championship with a win on Saturday night, as he led all 25 laps for his sixth Skagit Speedway triumph of the year in the High Society Modifieds. Smith was pressured by his brother Rick who ended up second and Mel Decker who ran a solid third. Kevin won the scramble. The former Sportsman Sprint champion becomes the first driver to win a Skagit Speedway title in the Sprint Car and Modified since its inception as a weekly division two years ago.

Steve Parker won the battle, but Kelsey Carpenter won the war in the Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprint class. Parker and Carpenter exchanged the lead multiple times over the course of the main before a bold move on the inside of turn two on lap 23 secured the lead for good for Parker, netting him his first victory of the season. Carpenter would settle for second and the point title to boot, his fifth at Skagit Speedway overall and the second for his car owner Bill Rude. Rude had quite the night of his own, as he set a new track record in time trials at 12.062. Third in the main event was Bailey Sucich who claimed rookie of the year honors in a title battle with Ashleigh Johnson.

The never ending Vance Hibbard retirement tour might have found a fantastic place to stop, as his second place finish in the main event secured him his first Skagit Speedway track championship. Jon Gunderson was the feature winner, leading laps 4-17 en route to victory lane, followed by Hibbard and Clint Meins.

Budweiser 360 Sprints Fast Time - Chase Goetz 11.693 Scramble - Colton Heath, Robbie Price, Eric Fisher, Brandon Harkness, Jason Solwold, Bud Ashe, Jayme Barnes, Steve Reeves Main - Colton Heath, Solwold, Barnes, Fisher, Cam Smith, Greg Hamilton, Devin Madonia, Price, Harkness, Luke Didiuk, Reeves, Steve Vague, Ashe, Chase Goetz Lap Leaders - Heath 1-25 Season Champion - Robbie Price

Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints Fast Time - Bill Rude 12.062 NTR Scramble - Kelsey Carpenter, Steve Parker, Brett McGhie, Bailey Sucich, Devin Barnes, James Bundy, Adam Hinds, Derek Roberts Main - Steve Parker, Carpenter, Sucich, McGhie, Trevor Cook, Bundy, Hinds, Bill Rude, Roberts, Michael Bollinger, Cory Swatzina, Barnes, Michael Millard, Ashleigh Johnson, Rick Smith, Julian Fuentes, Ryan Cully Lap Leaders - Carpenter 1-15 Parker 16-20 Carpenter 21-22 Parker 23-25 Season Champion - Kelsey Carpenter

High Society Modifieds Scramble - Kevin Smith, Rick Smith, Adam Holtrop, Mel Decker, Craig Moore, Brandon Berg, Louis Nutter Jr, Becky Boudreau Main - Kevin Smith, R Smith, Decker, Holtrop, Shane Kerrigan, Mike Knox Jr, John Snyder, Cliff Ballenger, Berg, Austin Kerrigan, Josh Richardson, Boudreau, Dan Butenschoen, Moore, Nutter Jr, Jeff Jansma Lap Leaders - K Smith 1-25 Season Champion - Kevin Smith

Outlaw Tuners Scramble - Vance Hibbard, Clint Meins, Brian Michelson, Sam Desrosier, Dylan Acidera, DJ Beaver, TJ Campbell Main - Jon Gunderson, Hibbard, Meins, Michelson, Chris Green, Acidera, Trevor Dugent, Desrosier, Beaver, Jalen Vick, Howard Vos, Campbell Lap Leaders - Hibbard 1 Meins 2-3 Gunderson 4-17 Season Champion - Vance Hibbard

 

 

Velasquez Victorious in DCRP’s Soderberg Memorial Championship; Nusser, Davidson, Munoz & Wahrman Win as Well

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (September 16, 2017) – Taylor Velasquez secured his second consecutive Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car championship by adding another Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship win in Saturday night’s 25-lap DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Car main event atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval.

While Velasquez added his third win in the fifth rendition of the Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship, other season-ending winners included William Nusser in IMCA Modifieds, Brian Davidson in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Angel Munoz in IMCA Stock Cars and Duane Wahrman in IMCA Stock Cars.

In the 25-lap DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Car feature, Turpin, Oklahoma’s Velasquez took advantage of a mid-race caution to preserve his second win of the season aboard the Fronk Oil Co./Bearcat Well Service No. 21x Maxim.

“That caution was a blessing,” Velasquez commented in victory lane. “I kept working the bottom, but I was getting tighter and tighter and wondered if the topside was coming in. Then I saw him (Luke Cranston) up there.”

With Steven Richardson and Ray Seemann leading the way to the green flag, Velasquez shot into the lead on the opening round. Seemann battled back, with the duo trading the lead on consecutive laps from the eighth to 11th circuit until Velasquez moved to the bottom portion of the track.

With Velasquez and Seemann working the low line, Luke Cranston was rallying on the top side and was poised to race past both for the lead when the race’s only caution flew for a turn four Lance Davis spin with 14 laps in the books.

Velasquez moved back to the top on the restart to keep Cranston at bay, putting the race in the bag when he made quick work of a pack of six lapped cars with just a handful of laps remaining.

Velasquez’ ninth DCRP Sprint Car win since 2013 and third Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event triumph was worth $750, courtesy of Comfort Suites. Velasquez beat Cranston to the line, with Richardson launching off the final corner to secure the show position. Seemann crossed the stripe fourth with Brandy Jones rounding out the top five.

In IMCA Modified action, Larned’s William Nusser cashed in on his pole starting position by racing to his second 20-lap feature win of the season.

Nusser gunned into the lead at the outset and kept Tracy Link at bay throughout to break the string of eight different winners over the eight previous feature events. While Nusser held off Link for the win, Kale Beavers claimed third while Clay Sellard made a late push from his original 14th starting position to snare fourth as he claimed the track championship. Mike Lunow filled out the top five.

After coming close a pair of times earlier this season, Bennington’s Brian Davidson finally broke through to capture his first IMCA Sport Modified victory at DCRP in the 20-lapper.

Davidson charged past early leader Bart Baker on the fourth round and then had his hands full the rest of the way with Jeff Kaup. Kaup slipped under Davidson exiting turn four to take command on the 17th round, only to have Davidson return the favor the next time around.

Kaup made a final bid on the last lap, but Davidson was up to the task. Kaup fell one position short of a fifth win on the season, yet still easily secured his fourth track championship in the past five years. Baker crossed the stripe third with Alex Wiens and Jarett Lunow rounding out the top five.

Lamar, Colorado’s Angel Munoz put the finishing touches on the IMCA Stock Car championship by racing to his sixth win of the season in eight events in the 12-lap season-ender.

After leading early, Chris Oliver made Munoz work for it as the duo battled side-by-side for several rounds before Munoz took command on the seventh round en route to taking the checkered flag ahead of Oliver and Ondre Rexford.

Pratt’s Duane Wahrman made one last bid for the IMCA Hobby Stock title by picking off his third win of the season in the 15-lap finale but fell short of the crown as Reagan Sellard rebounded from heat race issues to post a third-place finish.

Wahrman battled past Jacob Huse for the point on the eighth round then held off a pack of challengers over the closing rounds to post the win ahead of Huse, Sellard, Tyler Walker and Bryan Habiger.

The 2017 season at Dodge City Raceway Park will finish in a big way with the return of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series “Boot Hill Showdown” on October 27-28. Tickets for event are available at https://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=255.

Dodge City Raceway Park – Fifth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship

September 16, 2017 Results:

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

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 97-Brian Herbert, 2. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 3. 50-Jed Werner, 4. 72-Ray Seemann, 5. 18-Brandon Sprott, 6. 45-Monty Ferriera, 7. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 8. 33k-Aaron Ploussard.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 11-Keefe Hemel, 2. 28-Tracey Hill, 3. 8J-Brandy Jones, 4. 0-Steven Richardson, 5. 49-Kris Moore, 6. 11k-Tyler Knight, 7. 17r-Scott Rhoades. DNS: 2J-Zach Blurton.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 49x-Luke Cranston, 2. 33-Koby Walters, 3. 10-Jordan Knight, 4. 17x-Craig Jecha, 5. 1x-Cody Lampe, 6. 95-Buddy Tubbs, 7. 74T-Howard Van Dyke. DNS: 9d-Lance Davis.

“A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 2. 49x-Luke Cranston, 3. 0-Steven Richardson, 4. 72-Ray Seemann, 5. 8J-Brandy Jones, 6. 2J-Zach Blurton, 7. 45-Monty Ferriera, 8. 50-Jed Werner, 9. 97-Brian Herbert, 10. 28-Tracey Hill, 11. 11-Keefe Hemel, 12. 49-Kris Moore, 13. 10-Jordan Knight, 14. 95-Buddy Tubbs, 15. 11k-Tyler Knight, 16. 51r-Ros Essenburg, 17. 9d-Lance Davis, 18. 17r-Scott Rhoades, 19. 17x-Craig Jecha, 20. 1x-Cody Lampe, 21. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 22. 74T-Howard Van Dyke, 23. 18-Brandon Sprott, 24. 33-Koby Walters (DQ).

 

 

Reed holds off late race Martin charge for $10K Jim Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Byron Reed appeared to be well on his way to a $10,000 pay day at Fremont Speedway Saturday, Sept. 16. But defending track champion Broc Martin had other ideas the last three laps, diving under Reed numerous times. Reed, who wrapped up his seventh track title last week, held off the challenges and drove to his first ever win in the 10th Annual Jim & Joanne Ford Classic on JLH General Contractor Night.

The victory was the fourth of the year at “The Track That Action Built” and the 36th of Reed’s career at Fremont Speedway putting him 11th on the all-time feature win list. Reed, from Monclova, Ohio, led all 40 laps for the big pay day that is honors the Ford family who saved Fremont Speedway from near extinction in 2000.

“I was struggling with the lapped cars. I wasn’t much faster than them so I knew I was kind of in trouble. I felt good in three and four but one and two I didn’t feel like I was good and I thought I’d be a sitting duck. Last night I didn’t do the best job of driving and my parents were brutally honest. My mom said ‘I don’t think Tim Shaffer is any better than you he was just a better driver’ so I had to prove her wrong tonight,” said Reed beside his Crown Battery backed #5

“We are done for the year and it’s a great way to end it. We had a really great year and I have to thank my mom and dad, Kurt, Kevin, my family and Crown Battery for all they do for me. I want to thank all the fans for coming out and Fremont Speedway for putting this show on. We’ll be back next year but I do have things going on in my life that are important to me that I want to take care of but you’ll see me most nights,” Reed added in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

Fremont’s Paul Weaver made it a sweep of the weekend in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints but it wasn’t easy. With six laps remaining in the 25 lap feature, Weaver’s mount began to belch smoke and after taking the checkered flag he coasted to a stop on the back stretch. Weaver’s win is the fourth of the year at Fremont Speedway and the 45th of his career at the track tying him with Jim McCune for seventh on the track’s all-time win list.

“I don’t know if it blew up but it is that engine’s last race of the season, that’s for sure. One gauge was pegged all the way one way and the other all the way to the other side. It got awful slow at the end. I’m lucky to be old enough to know the names of the guys I’m with on the all-time win list so I really can appreciate it. I have to thank Dave Rice for helping me get back on the track when the first engine went and Bob Hampshire and Darrel Schiets for sponsoring me and Daniel; I sit back in my chair while he puts the set-up on,” said Weaver in the Engine Pro Victory Lane beside his M&L Excavating, Weaver Performance Center, Tender Touch Car Wash, Miller Rigging backed machine.

Fostoria, Ohio’s Shawn Valenti and Kent Brewer put on a whale of a battle in the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck A-main. The duo ran side by side the last 12 laps, trading the lead nearly every corner. When the checkers flew Valenti earned his eighth win of the year at Fremont and the 40th of his career at the track tying him with Harold McGilton for 10th on the all-time feature win list.

“It was good hard racing. This truck is amazing. This thing…I don’t know what it is about it…when I get behind it it’s just a matter of hitting the gas peddle and trying to hang on to the steering wheel. Jeff Babcock does an awesome job,” said Valenti of his A Plus Auto Center, Best Performance, Craig Miller Trucking, Dave Story Equipment, Real Geese, backed #7b.

Cole Duncan, who earned an extra $700 from DKW Transport and fans Steve Klisz and Lane Cecil for setting fast time in qualifications, and Reed were scheduled for the front row of the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint A-Main. But before the green could fly Duncan went to the pits with mechanical issues and was done for the night. Martin and Reed then brought the field to the green with Reed gaining the upper hand but a caution for Ayrton Olsen after a lap was scored kept the field close.

When the green flew again Reed pulled away from Craig Mintz, Martin, Travis Philo, Cale Thomas, Tyler Gunn and Jody Keegan. Reed’s lead began to evaporate by lap 11 as he prepared to race into heavy lapped traffic. Cap Henry, who had worked his way from 17th to sixth spun on lap 19 with the running order Reed, Mintz, Martin, Philo, Thomas, Keegan, Chris Andrews and 20th starter Tim Shaffer. On the restart Philo and Thomas got together with Thomas taking a nasty flip, collecting Keegan. Thomas was okay but done for the night while Philo went to the tail and Keegan continued with heavy winged damage.

Reed pulled away once again when the green reappeared while Mintz and Martin tried to keep pace with Andrews holding off Shaffer for fourth. With 10 laps to go once again Reed caught the back of the pack and that allowed by Mintz and Martin to close with Andrews, Shaffer and Lee Jacobs in tow. Martin drove into second on lap 34 and took big bites out of Reed’s lead. With the white flag waving Martin drove his machine extremely deep into turn three and right on Reed’s rear bumper. The pair ran nose to tail the final lap with Reed stopping Martin’s charge to take the win. Mintz, Andrews and Shaffer rounded out the top five.

Jamie Miller and Steve Rando brought the field to green for the 25 lap 305 sprint feature but Miller would get side ways in turn one, collecting George Englert who took a wild ride and also collecting Chase Dunham. While no one was hurt, the incident moved Weaver to the outside of the front row for the second start.

Rando grabbed the early lead over Weaver, Kyle Peters, Tyler Street, John Ivy and Brandon Moore before the caution flew for a Justin Adams spin with three laps scored. By lap eight Rando and Weaver were running side by side and would continue to do battle until Adams brought out the caution again n lap 10. When the green flew the battle up front resumed between Weaver and Rando with Street, Nate Dussel, John Ivy, Peters and Kyle Capodice in tow.

A final caution on lap 16 for a Joe Armbruster spin set up the dash to the finish with Weaver leading Rando, Street, Dussel, Peters and John Ivy. Weaver steadily pulled away after the green came back out but six laps to go his car began smoking and Rando closed as did Street, John Ivy and Capodice. Weaver was able to nurse his mount to the checkers over Rando, Street, Dussel and Peters.

Daniel Roepke and track champion Dustin Keegan brought the field to green for the 20 lap dirt truck A-main with Keegan gaining the advantage over Kent Brewer and Roepke. Brewer took over the top spot on lap two with Roepke moving into second three circuits later. Valenti charged from seventh to third by lap seven and joined the battle for the lead between Brewer and Roepke. Valenti took the lead by a bumper on lap 10 as the caution flew.

When the green reappeared the three truck break-away between Valenti, Brewer and Roepke resumed with Brewer regaining the top soot on lap 13 only to see Valenti return the favor with five laps to go. Valenti, Brewer and Roepke continued their entertaining battle up front until the checkers flew. Valenti held off Brewer, Roepke, Steve Endicott and Keith Sorg at the checkers.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, Sept. 30 when the Rick’s Truck and Equipment Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) non-wing sprints pay a visit for the Mike Hensel Memorial on Fort Ball Pizza Palace Night with the 305 sprints, trucks and late models joining the action.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FremontSpeedway or on Twitter https://twitter.com/FremontSpeedway.

Fremont Speedway

Jim & Joanne Ford Classic

JLH General Contractor Night

Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017

[*] Denotes starting position

410 Sprints – Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying

1.22-Cole Duncan, 12.831; 2.97-Broc Martin, 12.868; 3.11N-Craig Mintz, 12.927; 4.23-DJ Foos, 12.955; 5.87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.035; 6.7K-Cale Conley, 13.054; 7.4H-Cap Henry, 13.076; 8.9R-Jordan Ryan, 13.080; 9.5T-Travis Philo, 13.143; 10.5-Byron Reed, 13.158; 11.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.170; 12.45L-Brian Lay, 13.171; 13.60-Jody Keegan, 13.172; 14.91-Cale Thomas, 13.205; 15.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.226; 16.16-Chris Andrews, 13.276; 17.1st-Gary Taylor, 13.346; 18.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.350; 19.22M-Dan McCarron, 13.363; 20.71-Ayrton Olsen, 13.371; 21.49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.376; 22.27-Cody Gallogly, 13.380; 23.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.410; 24.56R-Ryan Myers, 13.420; 25.4-Danny Smith, 13.478; 26.70-Jeff Swindell, 13.500; 27.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.547; 28.20-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.577; 29.41-Thomas Schinderle, 13.588; 30.45-Trevor Baker, 13.739; 31.4T-Tracy Hines, 13.790; 32.59J-Kirk Jeffries, 13.796; 33.4k-Kody Kinser, 13.828; 34.22D-Josh Davis, 13.844; 35.2+-Brian Smith, 13.890; 36.60C-Kory Crabtree, 13.972; 37.59-Bryan Nuckles, 14.013; 38.40-Mark Imler, 14.071; 39.76-Dave Jones, 14.249; 40.83-Nate Reeser, 14.282;

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 3 to A)

1. 16-Chris Andrews[1] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[4] ; 3. 7K-Cale Conley[3] ; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 6. 4T-Tracy Hines[7] ; 7. 60C-Kory Crabtree[8] ; 8. 70-Jeff Swindell[6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 3 to A)

1. 1st-Gary Taylor[1] ; 2. 45L-Brian Lay[2] ; 3. 97-Broc Martin[4] ; 4. 4H-Cap Henry[3] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[6] ; 6. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[7] ; 7. 59-Bryan Nuckles[8] ; 8. 27-Cody Gallogly[5]

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 3 to A)

1. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 2. 60-Jody Keegan[2] ; 3. 11N-Craig Mintz[4] ; 4. 9R-Jordan Ryan[3] ; 5. 20-Hunter Schuerenberg[6] ; 6. 7-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 7. 4k-Kody Kinser[7] ; 8. 40-Mark Imler[8]

Heat 4 (8 Laps, top 3 to A)

1. 91-Cale Thomas[2] ; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron[1] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 4. 23-DJ Foos[4] ; 5. 56R-Ryan Myers[5] ; 6. 22D-Josh Davis[7] ; 7. 76-Dave Jones[8] ; 8. 41-Thomas Schinderle[6]

Heat 5 (8 Laps, top 3 to A)

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 2. 71-Ayrton Olsen[1] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[3] ; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel[4] ; 5. 45-Trevor Baker[6] ; 6. 4-Danny Smith[5] ; 7. 2+-Brian Smith[7] ; 8. 83-Nate Reeser[8]

410 Dash (6 laps, determines A-main starting position)

1. 22-Cole Duncan[2] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[1] ; 3. 97-Broc Martin[3] ; 4. 11N-Craig Mintz[4] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[6] ; 6. 7K-Cale Conley[5]

C-Main 1 (8 Laps, top 5 to B)

1. 2+-Brian Smith[5] ; 2. 4k-Kody Kinser[3] ; 3. 59-Bryan Nuckles[2] ; 4. 27-Cody Gallogly[7] ; 5. 70-Jeff Swindell[6] ; 6. 83-Nate Reeser[10] ; 7. 40-Mark Imler[8] ; 8. 76-Dave Jones[4] ; 9. 41-Thomas Schinderle[9] ; 10. 60C-Kory Crabtree[1]

B-Main 1 (12 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 2. 4H-Cap Henry[2] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[4] ; 4. 9R-Jordan Ryan[3] ; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 6. 20-Hunter Schuerenberg[8] ; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7] ; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel[5] ; 9. 45-Trevor Baker[10] ; 10. 7-Shawn Valenti[13] ; 11. 56R-Ryan Myers[9] ; 12. 70-Jeff Swindell[20] ; 13. 4-Danny Smith[15] ; 14. 27-Cody Gallogly[19] ; 15. 22D-Josh Davis[14] ; 16. 4k-Kody Kinser[17] ; 17. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[12] ; 18. 59-Bryan Nuckles[18] ; 19. 2+-Brian Smith[16] ; 20. 4T-Tracy Hines[11]

A-Main 1 (40 Laps)

1. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 2. 97-Broc Martin[3] ; 3. 11N-Craig Mintz[4] ; 4. 16-Chris Andrews[11] ; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer[20] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[13] ; 7. 23-DJ Foos[18] ; 8. 45L-Brian Lay[7] ; 9. 9R-Jordan Ryan[19] ; 10. 68G-Tyler Gunn[10] ; 11. 22M-Dan McCarron[14] ; 12. 5T-Travis Philo[5] ; 13. 1st-Gary Taylor[12] ; 14. 60-Jody Keegan[8] ; 15. 7K-Cale Conley[6] ; 16. 35-Stuart Brubaker[16] ; 17. 91-Cale Thomas[9] ; 18. 4H-Cap Henry[17] ; 19. 71-Ayrton Olsen[15] ; 20. 22-Cole Duncan[1]

Hard Charger: 49x-Tim Shaffer +15

305 Sprints -

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

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[1] ; 2. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[2] ; 3. 97-Kyle Peters[3] ; 4. 73-Joe Armbruster[7] ; 5. 88N-Mike Burkin[8] ; 6. 87-Frank Neil[5] ; 7. 2F-Matt Foos[6] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[4]

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

1. 11X-George Englert[1] ; 2. 4*-Tyler Street[4] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[5] ; 4. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[2] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[8] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 7. 47-Matt Lucius[6] ; 8. 12J-Jared Mcfarland[7]

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

1. 66-Jamie Miller[2] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 3. 09-Justin Adams[1] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[6] ; 5. 8-Bobby CLark[5] ; 6. 99-Alvin Roepke[4] ; 7. 21-Dustin Stroup[7] ; 8. 20B-Cody Bova[8]

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

1. 26-Brandon Moore[2] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 3. 66D-Chase Dunham[3] ; 4. 67M-Matt Ferrell[6] ; 5. 25-Jason Keckler[7] ; 6. 9R-Dustin Rall[5] ; 7. 44-Kyle Farmer[1]

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

1. 2-Ricky Peterson[2] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[3] ; 3. 88N-Mike Burkin[1] ; 4. 25-Jason Keckler[4] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 6. 20B-Cody Bova[15] ; 7. 99-Alvin Roepke[7] ; 8. 9R-Dustin Rall[8] ; 9. 21-Dustin Stroup[11] ; 10. 87-Frank Neil[5] ; 11. 47-Matt Lucius[10] ; 12. 44-Kyle Farmer[12] ; 13. 12J-Jared Mcfarland[14] ; 14. 2F-Matt Foos[9] ; 15. 75-Jerry Dahms[13]

A-Main 1 - (0 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[2] ; 3. 4*-Tyler Street[8] ; 4. 1-Nate Dussel[12] ; 5. 97-Kyle Peters[4] ; 6. 77I-John Ivy[7] ; 7. 12-Kyle Capodice[15] ; 8. 26-Brandon Moore[5] ; 9. 8-Bobby Cark[18] ; 10. 2-Ricky Peterson[17] ; 11. 25-Jason Keckler[20] ; 12. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[10] ; 13. 88N-Mike Burkin[19] ; 14. 73-Joe Armbruster[13] ; 15. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[14] ; 16. 67M-Matt Ferrell[16] ; 17. 09-Justin Adams[11] ; 18. 66-Jamie Miller[1] ; 19. 11X-George Englert[6] ; 20. 66D-Chase Dunham[9]

Hard Charger: 8-Bobby Clark +9

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 (8 Laps)

1. 911-Mark Kachnmeister[2] ; 2. 4s-Keith Sorg[3] ; 3. 17-Steve Endicott[7] ; 4. 49X-Noah Wagner[5] ; 5. 33H-Dan Hennig[8] ; 6. 32-Kevin Phillips[4] ; 7. 99-Gene Potridge[6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)

1. 88-Danny Roepke Jr[2] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[3] ; 3. 7B-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 4. 33-Jeff Ward[7] ; 5. 4x-Brian Sorg[4] ; 6. 16-Zeth Sabo[1] ; 7. 13-Len Benyak[6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps)

1. 17x-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 2. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[3] ; 3. 0-Jim Keegan[1] ; 4. P51-Paul Brown JR[2] ; 5. 51W-Thomas Anderson[5] ; 6. 0K-Jacob Dubbert[6] ; 7. 6-Chevy Farmer[4]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[7] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[4] ; 3. 88-Danny Roepke Jr[1] ; 4. 17x-Dustin Keegan[2] ; 5. 4s-Keith Sorg[3] ; 6. 33-Jeff Ward[12] ; 7. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[5] ; 8. 32-Kevin Phillips[16] ; 9. 4x-Brian Sorg[14] ; 10. 99-Gene Potridge[19] ; 11. 13-Len Benyak[20] ; 12. 6-Chevy Farmer[21] ; 13. 33H-Dan Hennig[13] ; 14. P51-Paul Brown JR[6] ; 15. 17-Steve Endicott[11] ; 16. 0-Jim Keegan[10] ; 17. 911-Mark Kachnmeister[9] ; 18. 16-Zeth Sabo[17] ; 19. 49X-Noah Wagner[8] ; 20. 0K-Jacob Dubbert[18] ; 21. 51W-Thomas Anderson[15]

 

 

Eric Humphries Triumphant In Night One At Meridian With Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars/King Of The Wing

By Ben Deatherage

Meridian, Idaho-Meiridan Speedway would be invaded for the first of two nights, by both the Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars and King Of The Wing groups, on Friday, September 15th. It marked the third occasion the NSRA regulars had visited the 1/4-mile oval. Twenty-nine teams would make the journey from the American states of Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, and Utah as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia.

Chowchilla, California driver Eric Humphries would start on the front row and was the leader on the opening lap. He would remain in the position the entire way as he went on to win his first race of the season with both the Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars and King Of The Wings. It also is the first career King Of The Wing for the Central Valley native.

Meridian's Bryan Warf was a respectable second followed by fellow Meridian pilot Johnny Geisler, in third. The rest of the top five would be made up of fourth finishing Matt Hein, out of Roseburg, Oregon, and Tristen Spiers, out of Adrian, Oregon and racing for Joey and Sarah Moore, in fifth.

Matt Hein was the quickest in qualifying in the early stages of the night. Heat race winners were Austin Carter of Clovis, California, Johnny Giesler, Hein, and Carmichal, California's Tom Baker. Ryan Orchard, from Sidney, British Columbia, was the victor in the consolation feature.

Meridian Speedway will be the site of the final race of the 2017 season for the Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars on Saturday night. Tickets are $18.00 each night for Adults, Seniors/Military $15.50, Kids (7-11) $6.50, and a Family Pass (including 2 Adults and up to 4 kids) for $46.00. Gates open at 4:00 PM each night and Racing begins at 6:30.

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

Royal Purple is the proud title sponsor of the NSRA Pavement Sprint Car Series. Royal Purple manufactures high-performance lubricants for most automotive, industrial, marine, motorcycle and racing applications. It is considered the best synthetic motor oil by many end users. For more information or to find a store that carries these wonderful products log on to www.royalpurpleconsumer.com.

Race Results:

Royal Purple NSRA Race #8

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Meridian Speedway

Meridian, Idaho

A Feature: 1. 15-Eric Humphries, ; 2. 91-Bryan Warf, ; 3. 25J-Johnny Giesler, ; 4. 98H-Matt Hein, ; 5. 8-Tristen Spiers, ; 6. 76-Andy Alberding, ; 7. 28-Colton Nelson, ; 8. 88-Jason Conn, ; 9. 43-Kyle Bergener, ; 10. 24-Jim Waters, ; 11. 68-Mike Anderson, ; 12. 2-Austin Carter, ; 13. 98-Ken Hamilton, ; 14. 32-Ryan Orchard, ; 15. 14-Aaron Willison, ; 16. 4-Aiden Spiers, ; 17. 26-Anthony Quintana, ; 18. 3-Tom Baker, ; 19. 77-Matt Elliott, ; 20. 7-A.J. Russell, ; 21. 12-Ron Larson, ; 22. 36-Ryan Burdett, ; 23. 33-Kyle Alberding, ; 24. 9J-Stacey Jensen,

B Feature: 1. 32-Ryan Orchard, ; 2. 9J-Stacey Jensen, ; 3. 26-Anthony Quintana, ; 4. 2-Austin Carter, ; 5. 7V-Riley Rogers, ; 6. 9-Duane Zeinstra, ; 7. 68L-Tom Paterson, ; 8. 12M-Aaron McPeak,

Heat 1: 1. 2-Austin Carter, ; 2. 98-Ken Hamilton, ; 3. 4-Aiden Spiers, ; 4. 14-Aaron Willison, ; 5. 43-Kyle Bergener, ; 6. 36-Ryan Burdett, ; 7. 7V-Riley Rogers,

Heat 2: 1. 25J-Johnny Giesler, ; 2. 91-Bryan Warf, ; 3. 68-Mike Anderson, ; 4. 15-Eric Humphries, ; 5. 33-Kyle Alberding, ; 6. 9J-Stacey Jensen,

Heat 3: 1. 98H-Matt Hein, ; 2. 7-A.J. Russell, ; 3. 8-Tristen Spiers, ; 4. 77-Matt Elliott, ; 5. 12-Ron Larson, ; 6. 32-Ryan Orchard, ; 7. 68L-Tom Paterson,

Heat 4: 1. 3-Tom Baker, ; 2. 88-Jason Conn, ; 3. 28-Colton Nelson, ; 4. 76-Andy Alberding, ; 5. 24-Jim Waters, ; 6. 26-Anthony Quintana, ; 7. 12M-Aaron McPeak,

Qualifying: 1. 98H-Matt Hein, ; 2. 25J-Johnny Giesler, ; 3. 36-Ryan Burdett, ; 4. 76-Andy Alberding, ; 5. 12-Ron Larson, ; 6. 91-Bryan Warf, ; 7. 14-Aaron Willison, ; 8. 24-Jim Waters, ; 9. 8-Tristen Spiers, ; 10. 15-Eric Humphries, ; 11. 43-Kyle Bergener, ; 12. 28-Colton Nelson, ; 13. 77-Matt Elliott, ; 14. 33-Kyle Alberding, ; 15. 4-Aiden Spiers, ; 16. 3-Tom Baker, ; 17. 7-A.J. Russell, ; 18. 68-Mike Anderson, ; 19. 98-Ken Hamilton, ; 20. 88-Jason Conn, ; 21. 32-Ryan Orchard, ; 22. 12B-Jeff Bergener, ; 23. 9J-Stacey Jensen, ; 24. 2-Austin Carter, ; 25. 26-Anthony Quintana, ; 26. 7V-Riley Rogers, ; 27. 9-Duane Zeinstra, ; 28. 68L-Tom Paterson, ; 29. 12M-Aaron McPeak

 

 

RYAN BELTZ WINS FREEDOM 38’ER SPORTSMAN FEATURE AND KYLE SMITH TAKES MASS SPRINT CAR WIN AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY ON SATURDAY NIGHT

BECHTELSVILLE, PA September 16, 2017. . . Seasoned veteran Ryan Beltz fought it out with youngster Ryan Lilick right down to the wire to go on and claim a very popular win, Friday night at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA, pocketing $1,500 for his triumph in the fourth annual Sportsman Freedom 38’er. With his win, the 43-year-old Beltz became the 13th different driver to earn a Sportsman feature win this season, taking his first win this season, the second of his career and his first since May 28, 2016. The win makes Beltz the fourth different driver to win the event in its four-year race history.

In a companion 25-lap feature event for the Mid-Atlantic 305 Sprint Series at the high-banked third-mile dirt track, a dominating triumph was scored by Kyle Smith in his first visit ever to the track.

“I am certain I drove the only four coil car at the track tonight to victory,” announced Beltz, following a roof dance in victory lane. “I’ve got to give thanks to Ryan Watt for all the help he has given us this season, plus Bicknell Race Cars. We just went back to basics tonight. We had a different engine in and just haven’t had a lot of luck here the last few weeks. We had a good race car and everything just came together for us here tonight.”

Following the heat races the top 20 qualified cars, all, picked for spots in a blind draw, with Brian Hirthler, 35, out of Perkiomenville, PA picking the pole to start, with former 358 Modified racer Doug Pannepacker pulling outside the front row. Beltz picked third to start in the 26-car starting field.

With the green waved by starter Ray Kemp it was Hirthler setting the early pace aboard his self-owned No. 4* Four Star Letting Sportsman mount over Pannepacker and Beltz through the first five tours. On lap 6 it was Beltz moving into the runner-up role, dropping Pannepacker to third.

With seven in the record books, Hirthler had nearly a full straightaway lead over Beltz, steering his self-owned KAM Fueled Racing No. 221 entry.

Craig Whitmoyer, 42, of Hamburg, PA, who won the event back in 2015 and started from eighth Friday night, was on the move and by lap 13 he advanced into fourth-place behind Beltz and Pannepacker. A lap 19 caution slowed things and regrouped the field, erasing the big lead held by Hirthler.

When racing resumed it was Hirthler out in front again over Whitmoyer, who ducked underneath Beltz through turn 3 on the restart, and Beltz now running in third. Pannepacker fell back to fourth, with Lilick, who started fourteenth, moving to fifth.

By lap 25 Hirthler again started to pull away, holding a comfortable lead.

Lilick began to pick off positions and took fourth with seven circuits to go. A lap later, Whitmoyer saw his night come to an early end when his motor expired in a huge cloud of smoke to bring out the caution with six to go.

On the double-file restart Hirthler selected to start from the outside, putting Beltz on the bottom. With the green, it was Beltz outgunning Hirthler and becoming the new race leader for lap 33. Lilick advanced to third and took second a lap later, as Hirthler dropped back to third.

“He kept picking the top on the restarts and I just kept praying, eventually, I’d get the jump and we did,” Beltz said. “Everybody was going to the top and I figured, eventually, they’d rub everything away up on top and I still had good grip on the bottom. I got a good run on him the previous restart, but he held on.”

With a lap remaining, Lilick hit Beltz hard, but Beltz held on, as they battled for the win.

“When he hit me I wound up losing my brakes. That last lap I was driving it balls to the wall or else without brakes,” explained the driver out of Schwenksville, PA. “I figured at the end if he went high I’d go low and if he stayed low I’d go high. I wasn’t about to give it away and settle for second.”

Racing through turns 3 and 4 with the checkered waving, Lilick drifted up to the top to protect, as Beltz drove it in on the bottom. Beltz had the edge exiting turn 4 and crossed the line first, winning by a narrow margin over Lilick at the line.

Third went to Hirthler, trailed by Brad Grim, Brett Gilmore and Brian Papiez, who started the event from 21st with the original green.

Heat races for 50 Sportsman entries were won by Hirthler, Mike Lisowski, Ryan Higgs and Beltz. Twin consolations went out to Papiez and Matt Stangle.

In the 25-lap Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series (MASS) feature race it was Brian Krummel, who started outside the front row taking the early lead over pole sitter Steph Carberry and third-starter Austin Bishop. By lap 6, Krummel held a safe lead.

Lap 12 it was still Krummel setting a torrid pace, as Bishop slipped into second, as the leaders raced through heavy slower, lapped traffic. Carberry fell into third. A lap later, Samantha Lieberman spun out in turn 3, as Bishop tried to avoid the spinning car. Bishop darted to the outside and smacked the boiler plate wall hard to bring out the red at the crossed flags.

With the restart it was Carberry outracing Krummel off turn 4 to become the new race leader. Smith roared into second spot, with Krummel falling to third. Smith quickly went by Carberry to become the new race leader, with Carberry dropping to second on lap 15. A lap later Krummel spun it out in turn 2 to bring out a caution.

Smith retook the top spot in front of Carberry and by lap 21 Smith was nearly a full straightaway out in front of Carberry. Eddie Wagner was running third, with Dave Brown now fourth.

Smith easily secured the win, with Carberry, Wagner, Eddie Strada and Tim Tanner Jr. chasing him.

Heat races for 30 Sprint Cars were claimed by Wagner, Bishop and Krummel. The consolation win went to Stephanie Dodson.

Some 25 358 Modified cars were also on hand for several practice sessions throughout the evening of racing.

Sportsman – 38-laps 1) Ryan Beltz 2) Ryan Lilick 3) Brian Hirthler 4) Brad Grim 5) Brett Gilmore 6) Brian Papiez 7) Louden Reimert 8) Doug Pannepacker 9) Jordan Henn 10) Kyle Lilick 11) Cale Ross 12) Jesse Landis 13) Kenny Bock 14) Nick Mady 15) Craig Whitmoyer 16) Roger Manning 17) Matt Stangle 18) Chad Kohler 19) Jack Butler 20) Ken Eckert Jr. 21) Joe Funk 22) Ryan Schupp 23) Ryan Higgs 24) Mike Lisowski 25 Andrew Kreis 26) Billy Osmun III

MASS Sprint Cars – 25-laps 1) Kyle Smith 2) Steph Carberry 3) Eddie Wagner 4) Eddie Strada 5) Tim Tanner Jr. 6) Dave Brown 7) Jeff Geiges 8) Tyler Reinhardt 9) Joe Kay 10) Jon Haegele 11) Brian Krummel 12) Cassidy Kreitz 13) Brandon Poff 14) Stephanie Dodson 15) Dave Graber 16) Keith Anderson 17) Scott Frack 18) Tom Carberry 19) Bryant Davis 20) Austin Bishop 21) Bobby Sandt 22) Samantha Lieberman 23) Tommy Carberry 24) Dave Bonner 25) Zack Burd

 

 

QUICK RESULTS: HAFERTEPE, MACEDO, THOMAS, PRICE-MILLER, DINNING, BAZUIN, & JAMIESON TAKE WINS AT BURGER BARN NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS

 By Tommy Goudge (Friday, September 15, 2017) – 113 drivers signed in to race in the Night Before The Nationals presented by Burger Barn on Friday. Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Carson Macedo, Jordan Thomas, Parker Price-Miller, Ryan Dinning, Mark Bazuin, and Tim Jamieson visited Lucas Oil Victory Lane. By virtue of their Twin 15 A-Feature wins, Hafertepe and Macedo earned guaranteed starting positions in the 35 lap, $12,000-to-win Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature on Saturday, September 16.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY QUICK RESULTS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS PRESENTED BY BURGER BARN TOTAL ENTRIES – 113

———————————————————– NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS 360 SPRINT CARS (51 entries)

TWIN 15 A-FEATURE #1 (15 laps) Finish. # Name 1. 15h Sam Hafertepe Jr. 2. 18r Ryan Susice 3. 10b Mitch Brown 4. 17 Jared Horstman 5. 51 Bryan Howland 6. 36 Matt Billings 7. 49 Scott Kreutter 8. 14 Coleman Gulick 9. 0 Holly Porter 10. 123 Yan Bilodeau 11. 14w Brett Wright 12. 91 Ryan Turner 13. DNF 77x Alex Hill 14. DNF 28fm Steve Poirier 15. DNS 5c Conor Mahoney

TWIN 15 A-FEATURE #2 (15 laps) Finish. # Name 1. 3g Carson Macedo 2. 79 Jordan Thomas 3. 85 Dustin Daggett 4. 47x Dylan Westbrook 5. 19k Paul Kinney 6. 28f Davie Franek 7. 1-10 Jake Brown 8. 7 Dylan Swiernik 9. 97 Cory Turner 10. 9 Steve Lyons 11. 88c Chad Miller 12. 53 Shawn Donath 13. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon 14. 22h Randy Hannagan 15. DNF 22 Shawn Sliter

DAVE MCLEOD MEMORIAL SHOOTOUT (12 laps) Finish. # Name 1. 79 Jordan Thomas 2. 23 Devon Dobie 3. 10b Mitch Brown 4. 47x Dylan Westbrook 5. 22 Shawn Sliter 6. 11r Chase Ridenour 7. 97 Cory Turner 8. 17 Jared Horstman 9. 85 Dustin Daggett 10. 90t Matt Tanner 11. 15 Mike Ferrell 12. DNS 87 Jason Barney

KEVIN WARD JR. YOUNG STARS CHALLENGE (13 laps) Finish. # Name 1. 67x Parker Price-Miller 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook 3. 79 Jordan Thomas 4. 11r Chase Ridenour 5. 3g Carson Macedo 6. 123 Yan Bilodeau 7. 1-10 Jake Brown 8. 77x Alex Hill 9. 0c Cole Macdonald 10. 5c Conor Mahoney 11. 14w Brett Wright 12. 18 Josh Shantz 13. DNS 10pc Paulie Colagiovanni

———————————————————– MIDDLEPORT MECHANICAL THUNDER STOCKS (17 entries)

A-FEATURE (20 laps) Finish. # Name 1. 8 Ryan Dinning 2. 49 Dave Bailey 3. 25 Ken Sargent 4. 56 Dereck Lemyre 5. 23 Trevor DeBoer 6. 7 Jason Lungaro 7. 37h Rob Hoskins 8. 11 Risi George 9. 24 Blake Bomberry Jr. 10. 52 Tony Fraser 11. DNF 13 Kacey Huffman 12. DNF 38 Melissa Miller 13. DNF 93 Lee Winger 14. DNF 3 Devon Bacher 15. 77 Brett Rodwell 16. DNS 119 Shaun Quinn 17. DNS 53 Logan Shwedyk

———————————————————– HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (31 entries)

A-FEATURE (20 laps) Finish. # Name 1. 21x Mark Bazuin 2. 222 Nick Masi 3. 63 Brandon Crumbie 4. 9 Tim DeBoer 5. 21j Jake Bazuin 6. 63c Dave Crumbie 7. 19 Kyle Wert 8. 69 Rob Twitchett 9. 81 Karl Sault 10. 6x Mike Sarantakos 11. 49 Gary Hodgson 12. 4s Rob Sauder 13. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky 14. 64 Doug Erskine 15. 37h Kyle Beaty 16. 38m Matthew Moore 17. 05 Dave Goodacre 18. 26 Tim Nuell 19. 66x Jon Janssens 20. 2x Tom Neale 21. 96 Brian Crosgrove 22. 22 Tristan Da Silva 23. 54 Chris French 24. 11 Mike Giberson 25. DNF 60 Martin Schroder 26. 13 Bobby Tolton 27. DNF 2 Matt Nuell 28. DNF 265 Mike Evers

———————————————————– GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS (14 entries)

A-FEATURE (12 laps) Finish. # Name 1. 177 Tim Jamieson 2. 14 Lucas Smith 3. 3 Alex Maas 4. 23 Dusty DeBoer 5. 155 Paul Longboat 6. 32 Gillan Hils 7. 37x Eric Maas 8. 37 Jake Maas 9. 01 Dale Robinson 10. 49L Brad Bonneau 11. 49c Miles Whitney 12. 01p Adam Plazek 13. 6e Enya Robinson 14. 517 Cody Sommerville

NEXT UP @ OHSWEKEN: 13TH ANNUAL CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series schedule since 2007.

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Bryan Warf Tames Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcar/King Of The Wings Field At Magic Valley

By Ben Deatherage

Twin Falls, Idaho-Magic Valley Speedway would open up the triple header race weekend for both the Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars as well as the Royal Purple King Of The Wing groups. The Thursday, September 14th, event would beat out the rain that was at times a nuisance and completed the whole entire program. Twenty-nine teams would make the journey from the American states of Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, and Utah as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia.

Earning the pole starting position local favorite Bryan Warf would take over the lead once the green flag dropped. The Meridian chauffeur would keep the Pat Russell owned entry in front of the rest of the field for the entire distance. It would be the second victory of the current campaign against the Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars and is his first career King Of The Wing triumph.

Johnny Giesler, also from Meridian, was second while grabbing third would be Matt Hein, out of Roseburg, Oregon. The balance of the top five consisted of fourth finishing Eric Humprhies, from Chowchilla, California, and Langley, British Columbia's Aaron Willison, making an appearance in the Rod and Gord Rendle machine, in fifth.

Jason Conn, making the extremely long tow from Prince George, British Columbia, was quickest in time trials. Heat race winners were Quesnel, British Columbia veteran Ron Larson, Meridian native Colton Nelson, Salt Lake City, Utah's Kyle Bergener, and Bryan Warf. Kyle Alberding, from Winston, Oregon and racing for car owner Art Holte, won the consolation feature.

Meridian Speedway will be the site of the final two races of the 2017 season for the Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars. They will compete at the Idaho 1/4-mile facility on Friday, September 15th, and Saturday, the 16th. Friday and Saturday at Meridian are $18.00 each night for Adults, Seniors/Military $15.50, Kids (7-11) $6.50, and a Family Pass (including 2 Adults and up to 4 kids) for $46.00. Gates open at 4:00 PM each night and Racing begins at 6:30.

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

Royal Purple is the proud title sponsor of the NSRA Pavement Sprint Car Series. Royal Purple manufactures high-performance lubricants for most automotive, industrial, marine, motorcycle and racing applications. It is considered the best synthetic motor oil by many end users. For more information or to find a store that carries these wonderful products log on to www.royalpurpleconsumer.com.

Race Results:

Royal Purple NSRA Race #7

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Magic Valley Speedway

Twin Falls, Idaho

A Feature: 1. 91-Bryan Warf, ; 2. 25-Johnny Giesler, ; 3. 98H-Matt Hein, ; 4. 15-Eric Humphries, ; 5. 14-Aaron Willison, ; 6. 88-Jason Conn, ; 7. 76-Andy Alberding, ; 8. 68-Michael (Mike) Anderson, ; 9. 43-Kyle Bergener, ; 10. 12B-Jeff Bergener, ; 11. 12-Ron Larson, ; 12. 28-Colton Nelson, ; 13. 8-Tristen Spiers, ; 14. 3-Tom Baker, ; 15. 4-Aiden Spiers, ; 16. 24-Jim Waters, ; 17. 32-Ryan Orchard, ; 18. 68L-Stacey Jensen, ; 19. 9-Duane Zeinstra, ; 20. 77-Matt Elliott, ; 21. 26-Anthony Quintana, ; 22. 36-Ryan

Burdett, ; 23. 2-Austin Carter, ; 24. 7-A.J. Russell,

B Feature: 1. 33-Kyle Alberding, ; 2. 3-Tom Baker, ; 3. 26-Anthony Quintana, ; 4. 77-Matt Elliott, ; 5. 27-Jaren Mott, ; 6. 9-Duane Zeinstra, ; 7. 12M-Aaron McPeak, ; (DNS) 71-Cory Lockwood, ; (DNS) 26-Justin Segura, ; (DNS) 9-Ken Hamilton,

Heat 1: 1. 12-Ron Larson, ; 2. 4-Aiden Spiers, ; 3. 36-Ryan Burdett, ; 4. 14-Aaron Willison, ; 5. 32-Ryan Orchard, ; 6. 12B-Jeff Bergener, ; 7. 77-Matt Elliott, ; 8. 33-Kyle Alberding,

Heat 2: 1. 28-Colton Nelson, ; 2. 68-Michael (Mike) Anderson, ; 3. 98H-Matt Hein, ; 4. 76-Andy Alberding, ; 5. 2-Austin Carter, ; 6. 68L-Stacey Jensen, ; 7. 9-Ken Hamilton,

Heat 3: 1. 43-Kyle Bergener, ; 2. 25-Johnny Giesler, ; 3. 24-Jim Waters, ; 4. 15-Eric Humphries, ; 5. 27-Jaren Mott, ; 6. 26-Anthony Quintana, ; 7. 71-Cory Lockwood,

Heat 4: 1. 91-Bryan Warf, ; 2. 3-Tom Baker, ; 3. 8-Tristen Spiers, ; 4. 88-Jason Conn, ; 5. 9-Duane Zeinstra, ; 6. 7-A.J. Russell, ; 7. 12M-Aaron McPeak, ; 8. 26-Justin Segura,

Qualifying: 1. 88-Jason Conn, ; 2. 15-Eric Humphries, ; 3. 98H-Matt Hein, ; 4. 14-Aaron Willison, ; 5. 91-Bryan Warf, ; 6. 25-Johnny Giesler, ; 7. 76-Andy Alberding, ; 8. 36-Ryan Burdett, ; 9. 8-Tristen Spiers, ; 10. 71-Cory Lockwood, ; 11. 68-Michael (Mike) Anderson, ; 12. 32-Ryan Orchard, ; 13. 7-A.J. Russell, ; 14. 43-Kyle Bergener, ; 15. 2-Austin Carter, ; 16. 12-Ron Larson, ; 17. 26-Justin Segura, ; 18. 24-Jim Waters, ; 19. 28-Colton Nelson, ; 20. 4-Aiden Spiers, ; 21. 12B-Jeff Bergener, ; 22. 68L-Stacey Jensen, ; 23. 27-Jaren Mott, ; 24. 9-Duane Zeinstra, ; 25. 77-Matt Elliott, ; 26. 9-Ken Hamilton, ; 27. 26-Anthony Quintana, ; 28. 12M-Aaron McPeak, ; 29. 33-Kyle Alberding

 

 

Kerzman Holds Off Emerson By .175 Seconds For Legendary 100 Win New Richmond, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (9-14-17)

Jeremy Kerzman of Gray Eagle, MN is no stranger to Rock Auto Victory Lane at the Cedar Lake Speedway. Coming into the Legendary 100 non-point show for the UMSS Traditional sprint cars on Thursday evening September 14, Kerzman had won six times at the popular western Wisconsin dirt oval in TSCS action over the past couple of seasons. Make that seven wins now, as Kerzman held off rookie competitor Caley Emerson by .175 seconds at the finish to record his fifth win of the season and fourth at Cedar Lake in 2017. The win paid Kerzman $500, as he became the first Traditional sprint car driver to earn a Legendary 100 title. Twice in the previous two years the Traditional sprints had attempted to run at the Legendary 100, and twice those planned opening night events were washed out. Not so on this very warm and muggy late summer night.

Even though it was a non-point event, a decent turnout of seventeen non-winged sprints signed into the pits. Two heat races were run. Cam Schafer made a last lap pass of Rick Kobs to win the first heat while Richert Memorial winner Mike Mueller passed Brad Peterson on lap 4 to win the second heat. The top four cars in passing points drew for starting positions in the first two rows of the feature. Schafer drew the pole with Kerzman outside. Mueller and Jon Lewerer comprised the second row.

All seventeen cars took the green flag for the 25 lap feature race. Kerzman immediately jumped up top and set a quick pace. The lone caution of the race flew when Bryan Roach spun in turn 4 with seven laps scored. Kerzman took off again on the restart, as rookie competitor Caley Emerson began working his way forward from fourth. Emerson had started fifth on the grid. On lap 12, Emerson moved past Mueller for second. Sixth starter Rick Kobs, subbing for the injured Ty Sampair in his N1 sprinter, was also working his way forward. On lap 18, Kobs moved to third place. The laps continued to click off under the green, but fans could see that both Emerson and Kobs were slowly closing the margin on the leader. With just a couple laps to go, Emerson closed to within a few car lengths of Kerzman with Kobs close behind. A hard charge coming to the white flag would see Emerson close up right behind Kerzman, but Kerzman stretched his advantage a bit exiting turn two on the final lap. Another valiant effort in turn four on the final lap would see Emerson come up just .175 seconds short at the checkers in an exciting finish. Kobs wasn't far behind the lead duo to finish third. Rounding out the top five finishers was Schafer and Lewerer. Jake Kouba, Mueller, Jimmy Kouba, Blake Anderson and late model racer Harry Hanson completed the top ten. Only one car failed to finish with fifteen cars still on the lead lap at the checkers.

The Traditional sprints will close out their season on Friday and Saturday, September 15-16, at the Clay County Fair in Spencer, Iowa and at the Deer Creek Speedway south of Rochester. They will be joined by the UMSS 360 winged sprints and the IRA 410 Outlaw Sprints both nights. Weather permitting, the Spencer race will mark the first time the Traditional sprints have ventured to Iowa. They were scheduled to race in Iowa on August 26 at Decorah, but rainy weather forced cancellation of that event. Keep tabs on all of the Traditional sprint car racing action by visiting our website at www.umsprints.com and clicking on the blue logo or by following us on Facebook.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway September 14, 2017 (Race #20) Legendary 100

A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman, [2]; 2. 15E-Caley Emerson, [5]; 3. N1-Rick Kobs, [6]; 4. 14-Cam Schafer, [1]; 5. 69S-Jon Lewerer, [4]; 6. 6-Jake Kouba, [12]; 7. 87-Mike Mueller, [3]; 8. 2K-Jimmy Kouba, [14]; 9. 12X-Blake Anderson, [11]; 10. 7-Harry Hanson, [13]; 11. 93-Brad Peterson, [7]; 12. 33C-Cody Emmans, [15]; 13. 99-Bryan Roach, [9]; 14. 24-Brian VanMeveren, [16]; 15. 29-Hunter Custer, [8]; 16. 23-Jake Hendrickson, [17]; 17. (DNF) 12-Johnny Parsons III, [10] Lap Leader: Kerzman 1-25. (1) yellow with 7 laps scored for 99 spin turn 4. Margin of victory .175 seconds! Very good race.

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 14-Cam Schafer, [3]; 2. N1-Rick Kobs, [2]; 3. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman, [5]; 4. 99-Bryan Roach, [1]; 5. 29-Hunter Custer, [7]; 6. 12X-Blake Anderson, [6]; 7. 33C-Cody Emmans, [4]; 8. 7-Harry Hanson, [9]; 9. 23-Jake Hendrickson, [8] Lap Leaders: Roach, Kobs 2-9, Schafer 10. No cautions. Very good race!

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 87-Mike Mueller, [4]; 2. 93-Brad Peterson, [1]; 3. 69S-Jon Lewerer, [8]; 4. 15E-Caley Emerson, [7]; 5. 12-Johnny Parsons III, [2]; 6. 6-Jake Kouba, [6]; 7. 2K-Jimmy Kouba, [5]; 8. 24-Brian VanMeveren, [3] Lap Leaders: Peterson 1-3, Mueller 4-10. No cautions.

 

 

St. Francois County Raceway

Hello race fans! This is your September 9th Race Recap for St. Francois County Raceway. This recap is brought to you by The Pasta House Co There were 19 Sprint Cars in attendance divided into three different heat races. The first heat race had seven cars take the green flag with Jason Keith taking the win in the 28 car. Second place went to Joey Montgomery in the number 35 car with Joey Boyd finishing in third place in the number 67 car.
Heat race number two had six cars take the green flag with Kory Bales taking the win in the number 5 car. Crossing the finish line in second place was the 7c car with Tommy Worley Jr behind the wheel while Jimmy Bridgeman finished in third place in the 14t car.
The third heat race also had six cars take the green flag. Claiming victory in this heat was the 87 car with Kent Buckley behind the wheel. Taking second place was the 17* car driven by Robbie Standridge white Steve Short finished in third place in the 8s.
The dash was a quick 6 car 6 lap race with Joey Montgomery taking the win and claiming the pole for the main event in the number 35 car. Taking second place was the 17* car of Robbie Standridge while Kory Bales finished in third place in the number 5 car.
The main event was a 25 lap race with Joey Montgomery taking the win in the number 35 car. Second place went to Kent Buckley in the number 87 car with Kory Bales finishing in third place behind the wheel of the number 5 machine. Fourth place went to Jason Keith in the number 28 ride while Joey Boyd crossed the finish line in fifth place in the 67 car. The Hard Charger Award Winner for the Sprint Cars was the 15th place start of Andy Phillips in the number 81 car. Phillips passed five cars to finish tenth.

 
 
Meseraull Masters Montpelier Monster BOSS Field
The Rick’s Trucks & Equipment BOSS sprint car tour made a triumphant return to the Montpelier Motor Speedway in Montpelier, Indiana Saturday night. Last season’s annual event fell victim to mother nature. The much anticipated return found forty-six sprint cars signing in for battle on the very well prepared quarter mile dirt oval.
The cars were divided into five heat races of 8 laps with the top 4 transferring to the 25 lap main event. Thomas Meseraull, Isaac Chapple, Dustin Smith, Shane Cottle and J.J. Hughes claimed heat race wins. Twin B-Main wins were picked up by Ty Tilton and Michael Fischesser. The top 2 drivers from each heat race redrew for starting positions and rookie driver Gage Etgen drew the pole with Meseraull starting from the second position.
At the drop of the green flag, Etgen rocketed to a quick early lead and showed the way for the first 3 circuits on the dust free, historic bullring. However, action would slow for the first of 3 interruptions when Dustin Ingle looped his mount.
On the restart, second running Thomas Meseraull made his move on the race leader in turns 1 and 2 and became the race’s official leader on lap 4. Another early yellow would fly for a spin on the seventh circuit for Todd Keen. Back under green, Meseraull continued to show the way but 7th starting Shane Cottle was on the prowl in the Hazen 57 getting to the runner-up spot and starting to apply pressure on the leader. Ninth starting Justin Grant in the McGhee 17 was also on the move chasing down the lead pair.
The night’s only red flag came on lap 18 when J.J. Hughes spun after contact with another car. Hard running Steve Irwin from Fenton, Michigan had nowhere to go, clipped the disabled Hughes 76, launching the Irwin Flying Zero into a vicious series of barrell rolls in turn 4. Thankfully he emerged unhurt.
The final 7 circuits featured some incredible racing back through the pack as Matt Westfall advanced 10 spots, Drew Rader advanced 11 positions and Cooper Clouse earned the “Hard Charger” award advancing 12 spots with a 20th to 8th place run.
However, up front, Meseraull would turn back all challengers in the former SST Motorsports number 41 wrenched by Dave Stensland. Cottle, the 2015 event winner, had to settle for second with Grant third. Isaac Chapple and Tyler Hewitt completed the top 5. Rounding out the top 10 were Westfall, Lee Underwood, Clouse, Dustin Smith and Gage Etgen.
The BOSS series wishes to extend a big thank you to the forty-six teams who made the trip to Montpelier making it the largest car count of the season thus far for the tour. Also, a sincere thank you to the many fans who braved the chilly night time temperatures. Finally, to the staff at Montpelier Motor Speedway, a thank you for the best racing surface the tour has had all season.
DRC Chassis – Heat Race #1 (8 Laps / Top 4 Advance / Top 2 Redraw): 1. 41-Thomas Meseraull[8] ; 2. 12-Ted Hines[2] ; 3. 32-Garrett Abrams[6] ; 4. 54-Matt Westfall[7] ; 5. 87-Paul Dues[1] ; 6. 44-Michael Fischesser[3] ; 7. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[9] ; 8. 3-Joe Butera[4] ; 9. 31L-Buddy Lowther[5] ; 10. 37-Dave Gross[DNS]
Lias Tire / American Racer – Heat Race #2 (8 Laps / Top 4 Advance / Top 2 Redraw): 1. 52-Isaac Chapple[2] ; 2. 99-Gage Stgen[1] ; 3. 18K-Todd Keen[3] ; 4. 0-Steve Irwin[8] ; 5. 18-Travis Welpott[7] ; 6. 41H-Brett Hankins[4] ; 7. 14-Chad Wilson[9] ; 8. 57R-Joe Liguori[5] ; 9. 51-Curtis Muhlenkamp[6]
Hoosier Race Tire – Heat Race #3 (8 Laps / Top 4 Advance / Top 2 Redraw): 1. 77-Dustin Smith[1] ; 2. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[4] ; 3. 78-Adam Byrkett[2] ; 4. 18H-Dallas Hewitt[3] ; 5. 42-Ty Tilton[8] ; 6. 39-Matt Goodnight[7] ; 7. 74-Drew Rader[5] ; 8. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[6] ; 9. 69R-Ryan Myers[9]
TCB Speed – Heat Race #4 (8 Laps / Top 4 Advance / Top 2 Redraw): 1. 57-Shane Cottle[2] ; 2. 17-Justin Grant[3] ; 3. 53-Steve Little[4] ; 4. 23s-Kyle Simon[5] ; 5. 44H-David Hair[1] ; 6. 66J-Josh Spencer[9] ; 7. 19-Matt Cooley[6] ; 8. 3H-Brian Gray[7] ; 9. 5A-Toby Alfrey[8]
The Blue Room Restaurant – Heat Race #5 (8 Laps / Top 4 Advance / Top 2 Redraw): 1. 76-J.J. Hughes[1] ; 2. 97x-Tyler Hewitt[4] ; 3. 24L-Lee Underwood[3] ; 4. 14c-Cooper Clouse[9] ; 5. 08-Andy Feil[8] ; 6. 4J-Justin Owen[7] ; 7. 51H-Steve Hair[6] ; 8. 5-Bob McMillin[2] ; 9. 96-Riley VanHise[5]
FAST Signs – B Main #1 (12 Laps / Top 2 Advance): 1. 42-Ty Tilton[2] ; 2. 74-Drew Rader[7] ; 3. 87-Paul Dues[1] ; 4. 66J-Josh Spencer[5] ; 5. 08-Andy Feil[3] ; 6. 41H-Brett Hankins[4] ; 7. 57R-Joe Liguori[9] ; 8. 3H-Brian Gray[10] ; 9. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[6] ; 10. 69R-Ryan Myers[12] ; 11. 96-Riley VanHise[13] ; 12. 31L-Buddy Lowther[11] ; 13. 51H-Steve Hair[8]
Griff’s Engines – B Main #2 (12 Laps / Top 2 Advance): 1. 44-Michael Fischesser[3] ; 2. 39-Matt Goodnight[4] ; 3. 19-Matt Cooley[7] ; 4. 14-Chad Wilson[6] ; 5. 4J-Justin Owen[5] ; 6. 44H-David Hair[2] ; 7. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[9] ; 8. 3-Joe Butera[8] ; 9. 18-Travis Welpott[1] ; 10. 5-Bob McMillin[10] ; 11. 5A-Toby Alfrey[12] ; 12. 51-Curtis Muhlenkamp[11] ; 13. 37-Dave Gross[13]
Rick’s Trucks & Equipment BOSS A Main (25 Laps): 1. 41-Thomas Meseraull[2] ; 2. 57-Shane Cottle[7] ; 3. 17-Justin Grant[9] ; 4. 52-Isaac Chapple[3] ; 5. 97x-Tyler Hewitt[10] ; 6. 54-Matt Westfall[16] ; 7. 24L-Lee Underwood[15] ; 8. 14c-Cooper Clouse[20] ; 9. 77-Dustin Smith[4] ; 10. 99-Gage Etgen[1] ; 11. 23s-Kyle Simon[19] ; 12. 74-Drew Rader[23] ; 13. 78-Adam Byrkett[13] ; 14. 44-Michael Fischesser[22] ; 15. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[6] ; 16. 39-Matt Goodnight[24] ; 17. 12-Ted Hines[5] ; 18. 76-J.J. Hughes[8] ; 19. 32-Garrett Abrams[11] ; 20. 53-Steve Little[14] ; 21. 0-Steve Irwin[17] ; 22. 42-Ty Tilton[21] ; 23. 18K-Todd Keen[12] ; 24. Dallas Hewitt[18]
Bonus Award Winners:
The Bridge Restaurant of Sidney, OH – “Hard Charger”: 14c – Cooper Clouse (+12)
JF Construction of Bucyrus, OH – “Hard Luck Award”: 0 – Steve Irwin
McMillin Apiaries of Wampum, PA – “Sweet Move of the Night”: 57 – Shane Cottle
Apple Metal Polishing of Eldorodo, OH – “Lucky Pill Draw”: 18K – Todd Keen
Cowen Truck Lines of Perrysville, OH – “Steel Block Award”: 44H – David Hair
ALL Pro Cylinder Heads of Johnstown, OH – “Perseverance Award”: 14c – Cooper Clouse
Hoosier Race Tire of Lakeville, IN – “Hoosier Tire Bonus”: 41 – Thomas Meseraull
Lias Tire of Indiana, PA – “American Racer Tire Bonus”: 77 – Dustin Smith


 

Bailey Hibbard Wins Third Kendall Oil Sprint Car Feature At Southern Oregon Speedway

By Don Martin II

White City, Oregon...September 9...Bailey Hibbard wrapped up the 2017 Kendall Oil Sprint Car season with his third 25 lap Main Event win Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. Hibbard blew a motor in his normal car, prompting his father David Hibbard to put him in his Hansen & Sons Trucking/Dave's Floor & Vinyl Liquidators #3 car for the night. With three feature wins, Kyler Barraza had already clinched the championship, and D. Hibbard was second in points coming into the night. His decision not to race left the battle between B. Hibbard and rookie Merissa Henson for second. Henson came into the night leading B. Hibbard by just eight points, and she beat him by just one point for the runnerup position.

Rookie Enrique Jaime started his night off with his first career six lap heat race win ahead of B. Hibbard. Kinzer Cox spent the preliminaries being chased by 14 year old phenom Tanner Holmes. Cox beat Holmes to win both their heat race and the four lap Scramble. Cox and Holmes shared the front row of the Main Event, and Cox raced into the lead at the green flag. B. Hibbard charged into second on the opening lap and made an inside pass on the front stretch a lap later to take the lead from Cox. Holmes was running strong in third, while Henson held fourth. The only yellow flag of the race flew on lap 18 for David Johnson in Turn 3. B. Hibbard remained in command on the restart, and Cox was starting to feel pressure from Holmes. An inside pass on the back stretch of the 21st lap gained Holmes second from Cox. B. Hibbard drove a great race and wrapped up his best season yet with the victory. Holmes was a strong second as Cox settled for third. Henson used a lead lap fourth place finish to wrap up an impressive rookie season in second in the final standings. Camden Robustelli, Hedge Carter, Jaime and Johnson completed the finishing order.

Race Results Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars Heat 1-Enrique Jaime, Bailey Hibbard, Camden Robustelli. Heat 2-Kinzer Cox, Tanner Holmes, Merissa Henson. Scramble-Kinzer Cox, Tanner Holmes, Bailey Hibbard. Main Event-Bailey Hibbard, Tanner Holmes, Kinzer Cox, Merissa Henson, Camden Robustelli, Hedge Carter, Enrique Jaime, David Johnson, David Hibbard (DNS).

Final Point Standings Southern Oregon Speedway Kendall Oil Sprint Cars Kyler Barraza 267 Merissa Henson 231 Bailey Hibbard 230 David Hibbard 222 Enrique Jaime 179 Camden Robustelli 137 Hedge Carter 106 Calvin Hibbard 105 Tanner Holmes 77 Jake Wheeler 68

Sprint Car Champions 1996 Dan Menne 1997 Bill Nutter 1998 Dan Menne 2001 Chad Bauer 2002 Todd Zeitler 2003 Dan Menne 2004 T.J. Winningham 2005 Dan Menne 2006 Bill Nutter 2007 Randy Rodgers 2008 Randy Rodgers 2009 Charlie Thompson 2010 Chadd Noland 2011 Vern Wheeler Jr. 2013 Kyler Barraza * 2014 Kyler Barraza * 2016 Jake Wheeler 2017 Kyler Barraza

* Southern Oregon Sprint Tour

Previous Winners May 4, 2013: David Hibbard May 18, 2013: David Hibbard May 25, 2013: Kyler Barraza June 8, 2013: Vern Wheeler Jr. June 22, 2013: Kyler Barraza July 1, 2013: Roger Crockett July 27, 2013: Vern Wheeler Jr. August 24, 2013: Lawrence Van Hoof September 14, 2013: Matt Moberly May 22, 2014: Andy Forsberg June 14, 2014: Kyler Barraza June 30, 2014: Rico Abreu August 2, 2014: David Hibbard April 18, 2015: Seth Nunes May 23, 2015: Roger Crockett June 29, 2015: Colby Copeland August 15, 2015: Kyle Hirst April 30, 2016: Vern Wheeler Jr. May 7, 2016: Vern Wheeler Jr. June 4, 2016: Jake Wheeler June 25, 2016: David Hibbard July 9, 2016: Trey Starks August 27, 2016: Aaron Miller September 10, 2016: Bailey Hibbard September 24, 2016: Jeffrey Hudson May 20, 2017: Jake Waddell May 27, 2017: Kyler Barraza June 17, 2017: Bailey Hibbard July 1, 2017: Kyler Barraza July 8, 2017: Bailey Hibbard July 22, 2017: Kyler Barraza August 5, 2017: Jake Wheeler August 19, 22017: David Hibbard September 9, 2017: Bailey Hibbard

 

 

Art McCarthy #19 and crew celebrate his second Winged 360 Sprint Car win in the last three races at Antioch Speedway.

Photo by Paul Gould

McCarthy Scores Second Winged 360 Sprint Main Event Win At Antioch Speedway

By Don Martin II

Antioch, CA...September 9...Art McCarthy won the 20 lap All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Car Main Event Saturday night at Antioch Speedway. The win paid $1,200 and was McCarthy's second win in the past three races. He finished second in between his two wins and now trails Marissa Polizzi by 27 points in the championship battle. Burt Foland Jr. came into the night ranked second in the standings. Despite finishing second to McCarthy in the Main Event, he slipped to one point behind McCarthy and 28 behind Polizzi.

McCarthy won his eight lap heat race ahead of Foland, while Dan Gonderman won his heat race ahead of Ricky Brophy. Gonderman was making his third start of the season after a solid third place point season last year. McCarthy raced into the lead at the start, and Foland raced past Gonderman for second. Jacob Tuttle spun in Turn 4 to bring out a lap two caution flag. McCarthy paced one more lap before the second and final caution flag flew for David Dias on the back stretch. When the green flag flew, McCarthy continued to set the pace ahead of Foland and Gonderman. McCarthy caught a slower car around lap 15 and took his time lapping them. Foland closed in on McCarthy, but McCarthy finally got by the slower car. The leaders caught traffic again on the final lap, but McCarthy held on for the win. Foland settled for his fourth second place finish with Gonderman a strong third. Polizzi brought it home in fourth, followed by Brophy, Matt DeMartini, Tim Burcher, Tuttle and Dias.

The All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Cars return to action on Saturday night as part of the John Soares Sr. Memorial Top Dog race. They wrap up their season on September 23rd. It's a three car battle for the championship between Polizzi, McCarthy and Foland, while Tuttle has moved into fourth in his rookie season. For further information, go to www.antiochspeedway.com.

Race Results Winged 360 Sprint Cars Heat 1-Art McCarthy, Burt Foland Jr., Marissa Polizzi. Heat 2-Dan Gonderman, Ricky Brophy, David Dias. Main Event-Art McCarthy, Burt Foland Jr., Dan Gonderman, Marissa Polizzi, Ricky Brophy, Matt DeMartini, Tim Burcher, Jacob Tuttle, David Dias.

Point Standings All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Cars Marissa Polizzi 362 Art McCarthy 335 Burt Foland Jr. 334 Jacob Tuttle 216 Jenna Frazier 205 Aaron Miller 203 Jason Paniagua 166 Kyle Offill 150 David Dias 130 Steve Jaquith 101

Antioch Speedway All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Car Schedule

September 16 September 23

Past Champions 1998-Gary Geving 2007-Art McCarthy 2010-Craig Smith 2013-Chris Magoon 2014-Chris Magoon 2015-Shawn Arriaga 2016-Billy Aton

Recent Feature Winners September 9, 2017: Art McCarthy August 26, 2017: David Lindt II August 19, 2017: Art McCarthy June 24, 2017: Colby Wiesz June 17, 2017: Jonathan Allard June 10, 2017: Dustin Golobic May 13, 2017: Kyle Offill May 6, 2017: Tyler Seavey April 22, 2017: Kyle Offill April 1, 2017: Cory Eliason September 31, 2016: Billy Aton September 17, 2016: Colby Johnson September 10, 2016: Matt Barber August 27, 2016; Billy Aton August 20, 2016: Riley Matson August 13, 2016: Art McCarthy August 6, 2016: Seth Nunes July 30, 2016: Art McCarthy July 16, 2016: Brayden McMahan June 25, 2016: Kaleb Montgomery June 18, 2016: Bobby McMahan June 4, 2016: Shawn Conde May 21, 2016: Koen Shaw April 23, 2016: Billy Aton April 2, 2016: Art McCarthy August 29, 2015: Art McCarthy August 8, 2015: Shawn Arriaga July 11, 2015: Jake Haulot June 20, 2915: Austin Liggett June 6, 2015: Shawn Arriaga

 

Ledger Conquers NCRA, Nebraska Sprint Victory at Junction Motor Speedway!
McCool Junction, Nebraska – September 9, 2017 - Cody Ledger took the lead late then held on to claim the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products/Nebraska Carpetland and Malvern Bank Sprint Series feature Saturday night at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Nebraska.
Danny Jennings and Seth Brahmer started on the front row for the twenty-five-lap feature with Brahmer taking the lead as the green flag fell. Jennings, Ledger and Jason Martin gave chase with Jennings attempting to slide underneath the leader entering turns three and four as Brahmer would hold on to the lead.
With ten laps to go Jennings would get past Brahmer heading down the backstretch to take the lead, but would get caught in lapped traffic and see Ledger take the lead one lap later.
The caution would come out when Fred Mattox clipped the front stretch wall and came to a stop.
On the restart, it was Ledger out front followed by Jennings, Martin, Brahmer and seventh starting Jeremy Campbell.
The leaders reached the slower cars on lap sixteen allowing Jennings to close. That’s when Jennings night would come to an end as he executed a series of flips down the backstretch to bring out the red flag. Jennings was uninjured but done for the night.
Martin moved into the runner-up position on the restart but Ledger was up to the task and kept out front before the final caution would wave with six laps to go when Tyler Dreuke lost a motor on the front stretch.
There was no catching Ledger on the final restart and he would go on to claim the victory and the $2500 first place prize.
Martin came home second while Brahmer settled for third. Current NCRA point leader Campbell finished fourth while defending NCRA champion Don Droud, Jr. worked his way up from his fourteenth starting position to round out the top five.
Next up for the NCRA sprint car division will be this coming Saturday night (September 16) at Thunder Hill Speedway in Mayetta for their first and only appearance on the season.
NCRA Sprints w/Nebraska 360’s
Junction Motor Speedway/McCool Junction, Nebraska
September 9, 2017
27 Cars
1st Heat: 1) Danny Jennings, 2) Fred Mattox, 3) T.J. Artz, 4) Carson McCarl, 5) Don Droud, JR., 6) Stu Snyder, 7) Brant O'banion, 8) Tadd Holliman, 9) Jay Russell
2nd Heat: 1) Seth Brahmer, 2) Jason Martin, 3) Forrest Southerland, 4) John Klabunde, 5) Ryan Roberts, 6) Jon Freeman, 7) Jordan Boston, 8) Jason Danley, 9) Jake Greider
3rd Heat: 1) Corey Ledger, 2) Jeff Stasa, 3) Jeremy Campbell, 4) Tyler Drueke, 5) Shayle Blade, 6) Mike Kay, 7) Bobby Becker, 8) Cale Thomas, 9) Jack Dover
B Feature: 1) Jordan Boston, 2) Jon Freeman, 3) Brant O'Banion, 4) Jason Danley, 5) Jake Greider, 6) Mike Kay, 7) Tadd Holliman, 8) Bobby Becker, 9) Jack Dover, 10) Jay 11) Cale Thomas
A Feature: 1) Cody Ledger, 2) Jason Martin, 3) Seth Brahmer, 4) Jeremy Campbell, 5) Don Droud, Jr., 6) Jordan Boston, 7) Ryan Roberts, 8) Stu Snyder, 9) Jeff Stasa, 10) Forrest Southerland, 11) John Klabunde, 12) Shayla Blade, 13) Jon Freeman, 14) Brant O’Banion, 15) Tyler Drueke, 16) Danny Jennings, 17) Carson McCarl, 18) Fred Mattox, 19) T.J. Artz, 20) Jason Danley

 

Bayston Victorious in 31st Annual Tom Knowles Memorial

Spoon River, IL - Spencer Bayston of Lebanon, Indiana notched another POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory to his resume, claiming the 31st Annual Tom Knowles Memorial at Spoon River Speedway.

Starting outside row two, Bayston quickly jumped to second in the opening laps and begun chasing down Tyler Thomas with Zeb Wise in tow. After making it around Thomas, Bayston distanced himself from the field, while the battle for second through fourth intensified as Thomas, Wise, and Tanner Thorson jockeyed for position. With 12 laps completed, the red was displayed for Jake Neuman who blew a tire and flipped out of turn three. Neuman was alright, but done for the night.

Leading the field back to green, Bayston worked to build back up the cushion he had between himself and Wise, Thorson and Thomas. With 17 laps in the books, the yellow was displayed as Tucker Klaasmeyer slowed exiting turn two with a flat tire. Klaasmeyer's team was able to change the tire and he joined the field at the tail end.

Coming back to green, Bayston was followed by Wise, Thorson and Zach Daum. Going immediately to work, Daum meticulously worked the bottom, dispatching of Thorson, Wise, and then set his sights on Bayston for the lead. Taking the lead off turn two, Daum took the top position by mere feet while Bayston rode the extreme top side of the high-banked Spoon River Speedway. Coming down the backstretch, Bayston shot to the bottom entering turn three, making contact with Daum, resulting in Daum spinning and going for a wild ride. The red was displayed and Daum's night was over.

With 24 laps completed, Bayston led the remaining six. Zeb Wise captured his career-best, a second place finish, while Tanner Thorson took third. Logan Seavey took fourth, while Chris Windom rounded out the top five.

"This is definitely a good open track with plenty of room to run," commented Spencer Bayston. "It's what I prefer. I was planning on going down there, but I probably should have waiting another lap. We raced hard, but I'm happy to come home with the win." "This is just overall, a good run," said Zeb Wise. "This is a pretty fun, wide track. This is by far the fastest track I've been to."

"This is a pretty big racetrack," stated Tanner Thorson. "A little slick and what not, but it's a fun race track. It's great to race with some of the young talent."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON, Heat 2: 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER, Heat 3: 39 - ZEB WISE

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON 2. 39 - ZEB WISE 3. 67 - TANNER THORSON 4. 4A - LOGAN SEAVEY 5. 5 - CHRIS WINDOM 6. 6A - AIDAN ROOSEVANS 7. 91T - TYLER THOMAS 8. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 9. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 10. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 11. 57 - GAGE WALKER 12. 1K - BRAYTON LYNCH 13. 20 - CODY WEISENSEL 14. 3B - SHELBY BOSIE 15. 5D - ZACH DAUM 16. 56 - JONATHAN MILLER 17. D33 - AJ HILL 18. 09 - ROBBY MCQUINN 19. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 20. F5 - BROC HUNNELL 21. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT

 

 

Virginia Sprint Series
Race #19 Saturday September 9th 2017
IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series
Eastside Speedway Waynesboro, Va.
Ryan Price Take Two
It was only been about a month since Ryan Price won his first VSS race and now after a charge from the back he has win number two. Heats started the night with Mike Leraas and Daren Bolac winning those before it was off to the feature. Daren Bolac and Tom Humphries paced the field to green with Bolac out first with Humphries in tow. Leraas got by Humphries on lap five and went after Bolac as Price and Scott Lutz were after the top three now. Leraas got a run and went for the lead just as he had a brake problem causing a spin and ending his chance for a win. Bolac took off again as Price and Lutz got by Humphries. Price was good low as Bolac stayed high and with ten to go Price used the low line for the lead. Price left Bolac to fight it out with Lutz as he ran away the last few laps for the win, Lutz got by for second but was never was able to mount a challenge for the lead. At the line it was Ryan Price, Scott Lutz, Daren Bolac, Tom Humphries, Brian Lawson, Tony Harris, Anthony Linkenhoker, Bill Rice, Randy Sterling, Glenn Worrell, Chris Ware, Neil Sandridge, Mike Leraas, French Grimes jr and Jack Rice. Next week its back to Shenandoah Speedway in Shenandoah Va, for a pavement race on Saturday night Sept. 16th.
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Mueller, Fieber, Green, Ruh nail down PDTR titles

Miller posts first career PDTR Sprint Car A-main win

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) September 9, 2017 – On a night when four of the five regular Plymouth Dirt Track Racing divisions crowned 2017 champions at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds third-mile clay oval, one of the biggest turnouts of cars and fans of the season gathered to join in the festivities Saturday, Sept. 9.

In the Late Model division, 30-year veteran Brad Mueller of Random Lake claimed his third A-main victory of the 2017 campaign and his fourth career PDTR Late Model title. Cascade’s Mark Fieber racked up his second career title in the Grand National division. Justin Green of Sheboygan Falls collected his first career B Mod championship and rookie Preston Ruh of Elkhart Lake secured the Micro Sprint crown.

In main event action, Plymouth’s Justin Miller held off a hard charge from two-time PDTR Sprint Car champion Danny Schlafer of Sussex to earn his first career 25-lap Sprint Car A-main victory at Plymouth. Tyler Kulow of Plymouth notched his first PDTR Grand National A-main victory of the 2017 season in the 25-lap A main. Jared Siefert of Luxemburg raced to his first PDTR B Mod triumph of the season, while Zach Boden of Cambridge captured his third 15-lap Micro Sprint A-main victory of the 20017 PDTR campaign.

Polesitter Justin Miller grabbed the lead on the opening lap of the 25-lap Sprint Car A main with 2010 PDTR Sprint Car champ Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee, who started on the outside of the front row, following in second.

On lap 4, Davis closed in to challenge Miller along the high groove. Two laps later, 2008 PDTR Sprint Car champ Lance Fassbender spun in turn two while running third, which brought out the first caution flag of the race.

With Miller running the high groove, Davis worked the middle to low lanes in an attempt to oust the lead from Miller when green flag action resumed. On lap 12, Davis attempted to slide past Miller in turn two, but Miller held strong to retain the lead.

The action really heated up two laps later when seventh starter Danny Schlafer joined the duel for the lead. With Miller sticking to the top, Davis running the middle and Schlafer working the low line, the three drivers raced three-wide on lap 17 with Miller holding the slightest of advantages over the two most successful drivers in the history of the Midwest Sprint Car Association.

On lap 18, Davis worked past Miller exiting turn two to seize the lead. However, Davis got very high in turn three and clipped the wall in turn four to bring out the second caution of the race and end his chance at victory.

Miller regained the lead on the restart with Schlafer trailing in second. Miller got a good job on the restart to pull out to a quarter straightaway cushion before Schlafer battled back to mount a late charge. The hard-charging Schlafer slipped past Miller along the inside lane to seize the lead on lap 24.

However, Miller pulled off a big power move on the cushion in turns one and two to regain the lead on the final lap and nip Schlafer by one car length at the finish line to register his first career PDTR Sprint Car main event victory and his second overall MSA A-main triumph.

Schlafer had to settle for second, eighth starter Jim Melis of Glenbeulah finished third, fifth starter Ben Schmidt of Howards Grove placed fourth and Kevin Karnitz of West Bend, who started sixth, placed fifth.

With extra money added to the Late Model A-main purse for the evening, courtesy of an effort led by Late Model supporters Chad Marquardt and Greg Wester, a strong field of 28 Late Models checked into the pit area with 22 lining up for the main event.

Outside front row starter Billy Rezutek of Big Bend grabbed the lead on the drop of the green flag ahead of polesitter Joe Reuter of Green Bay. On lap 3, Brad Mueller, who started fourth, worked around Reuter to take over second while sixth starter Chris Carlson of Union Grove gained third on lap 5.

With Rezutek running the extreme high groove, Mueller found grip in the middle of the wide, slick track surface to pull even with Rezutek on lap 8. After a brief side-by-side duel, Mueller assumed the top spot on lap 9.

Carlson then moved in to battle Rezutek for second place on lap 14 before taking over the runner-up position one lap later. However, Mueller was not to be denied at the head of the field as he rolled to his third A-main victory of the season and 19th career PDTR Late Model A-main triumph by five car lengths over Carlson to secure his fourth career PDTR Late Model championship.

Carlson was second, Reuter placed third, third starter Jared Siefert of Luxemburg placed fourth and eighth starter Taylor Scheffler of Waukesha rounded out the top five in the caution-free race.

Polesitter Tyler Kulow assumed the lead on the drop of the green flag in the Grand National main event with 2008 PDTR Grand National champ Matt Yancey trailing in second. The first of four caution flags appeared on lap 2 for a spin involving Matt Jackson of Sheboygan in turn two.

On lap 3, fourth starter Mark Fieber moved past Yancey into second with Dotyville’s Matt Loehr, who started fifth, following into third. With the top three cars running in nose-to-tail fashion along the low groove, Loehr began to apply heavy pressure to Fieber on lap 15 before diving under Fieber to take second on lap 18.

Three consecutive caution periods slowed the race starting on lap 21. When the race resumed, Fieber outpowered Loehr to regain second on lap 22, while seventh starter Jeff Lammers of Plymouth slipped past Loehr to take third.

Meanwhile, Kulow pulled away to claim his second career PDTR Grand National A-main triumph. Fieber secured his second Grand National title by placing second, Lammers was third, Loehr took fourth and Kurt Davis came up for his 10th starting spot to finish fifth.

After two aborted starts, Jared Siefert gained the lead on the opening lap of the 25-lap B Mod A main from his outside front row starting position. On lap 4, third starter Chad Vetting of Valders worked past polesitter Gary Glander of Sheboygan Falls to take over second, while Travis Schmidt of Plymouth moved up from the fifth starting position to take over third on lap 8.

Siefert was strong out front as he built up a full straightaway lead over Vetting by lap 12. The third and final caution flag of the event was displayed on lap 18 when John Singer spun in turn four.

Four laps later Schmidt used the high groove to work past Vetting into second place. However, it was all Siefert at the head of the field en route to his first career PDTR B Mod A-main victory.

Schmidt placed second, Vetting was third, Randy Lemieux placed fourth after starting 10th and Glander rounded out the top five.

Chad Bogar of Sun Prairie took the lead in the early going of the 15-lap Micro Sprint A main from the third starting spot. On lap 8, Zach Boden, who started sixth, moved into to challenge Bogar for the lead.

On lap later, Boden executive a low move in turn one to take the lead for good. The 2016 PDTR Micro Sprint champion cruised the rest of the way to a full straightaway victory over Bogar. Jack Vanderboom of Dousman placed third after starting seventh, fifth starting Dave Collins of Madison was fourth and second starter Preston Ruh wrapped up the 2017 PDTR Micro Sprint title with a fifth place showing.

Prior to the racing program, Randy Markwardt of Sheboygan was presented with the PDTR Dedication to Dirt Award for his efforts during a long and successful racing career, which began with Eastern Wisconsin Stock Cars at Plymouth in 1977.

During his career, Markwardt racked up two track championships at Plymouth in the Sportsman (1993) and Limited Late Model (1999) divisions and was one of the most popular drivers with fans. Markwardt, who was inducted into the Southeastern Wisconsin Short Track Racing Hall of Fame in 2014, announced his retirement from racing earlier this year with Saturday’s PDTR program serving as his final race.

Shane Wenninger of Kewaskum won the Sprint Car B main, Dave Fieber of Neenah captured the Late Model B main and Steve Lorier of Sheboygan won the B Mod B main.

A total of 111 cars check into the pit area for the evening, including 29 Sprint Cars, 28 Late Models, 24 B Mods, 22 Grand Nationals and 8 Micro Sprints.

After two weekends off, the final race of the season at The Plymouth Dirt Track is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 30. The program will feature the final points night for the PDTR 360 Sprint Car division, along with the Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car, Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Cars and Wisconsin-Illinois Mini Sprints.

Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. with IRA qualifying and racing to follow.

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JOHNSONVILLE SAUSAGE SPRINT Date of Race: September 9, 2017 HEAT 1 1, DANNY SCHLAFER. 2, KEVIN KARNTZ. 3, JIM MELIS. 4, SHANE WENNINGER. 5, TONY WONDRA. 6, DANNON TESSMER. 7, CHRIS FLICK. 8, MICHAEL YURMANOVICH. HEAT 2 1, ANDREW WESTPHAL. 2, TIM HADDY. 3, KURT DAVIS. 4, WILL GERRITS. 5, DICK KAISER. 6, JOSH TEUNISSEN. 7, MARK TOPCZEWSKI. HEAT 3 1, BEN SCHMIDT. 2, JUSTIN MILLER. 3, PAUL POKORSKI. 4, ANTHONY KNIERIM. 5, CHRIS CLAYTON. 6, JOHN KRESBACH. 7, AKRIGHT AUTO. HEAT 4 1, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 2, LANCE FASSBENDER. 3, TYLER BRABANT. 4, SCOTT CONGER. 5, NICH MELIS. 6, TRAVIS ARENZ. 7, EMILY PORTSCHY. B FEATURE 1, SHANE WENNINGER. 2, NICH MELIS. 3, SCOTT CONGER. 4, DANNON TESSMER. 5, JOHN KRESBACH. 6, CHRIS CLAYTON. 7, JOSH TEUNISSEN. 8, AKRIGHT AUTO. 9, TRAVIS ARENZ. 10, EMILY PORTSCHY. 11, CHRIS FLICK. 12, MARK TOPCZEWSKI. 13, MICHAEL YURMANOVICH. (DNS). A FEATURE 1, JUSTIN MILLER. 2, DANNY SCHLAFER. 3, JIM MELIS. 4, BEN SCHMIDT. 5, KEVIN KARNTZ. 6, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 7, TIM HADDY. 8, PAUL POKORSKI. 9, ANDREW WESTPHAL. 10, TYLER BRABANT. 11, CHRIS CLAYTON. 12, DICK KAISER. 13, LANCE FASSBENDER. 14, TONY WONDRA. 15, WILL GERRITS. 16, JOHN KRESBACH, 17, ANTHONY KNIERUM. 18, SCOTT CONGER. 19, DANNON TESSMER. 20, KURT DAVIS, 21. SHANE WENNINGER, 22. NICH MELIS.

 

Steve Poirier Goes to the Top to Take Checkers at Can-Am Motorsports with Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

By MIKE MALLETT

LaFARGEVILLE, NY – For the sixth time in his career Steve Poirier found himself in victory lane at Caprara’s Can-Am Motorsports. The seven-time champion made a late race rally to go from third to first for this fourth feature win of the season with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints.

Poirier picked up $2,025 for his win in the NAPA Auto Parts U.S. Tour/SUNY Canton Series event.

Poirier started the feature from the sixth position making moves early to find himself third before five laps were complete. From there he settled in battling with Jeff Cook for second. He was never able to clear him until the final few laps. Poirier elected to step out of line and take a chance on the outside. That chance paid off as he ended up scoring his 65th career series win.

“The last seven or eight races we’ve been good,” cited Poirier. “Our program came back. We tried some things earlier in the season that didn’t work. We needed to improve because everyone is working hard to battle with us. We had to go back to our old stuff which still works really good. I’m happy here. It’s strange, sometimes we are really good at Can-Am or sometimes we struggle bad. Tonight was a night we were good.”

Matt Tanner and Cook made up the front row for the start of the A-Main. Cook beat Tanner to one to take the lead before Tanner utilized the high lane around the top of turns three and four to go to the front. They remained the top two in the running order with Poirier in tow in third.

Tanner caught the first bits of traffic with seven laps on the scoreboard. He made a couple quick moves to keep Cook behind him. Cook was relentless in his pressure of Tanner to the point where he was able to pull up next to him on the 11th lap. He nearly got the lead but Tanner rallied to stay in front.

As a result of the move by Cook, Tanner changed his lane drastically on the speedway moving down to the bottom of the track with Cook following. At halfway Tanner was gaining on very thick traffic.

Tanner refused to move off the bottom believing that was the quickest lane on the speedway. Cook stayed in line while Poirier closed up on both of them as they navigated traffic. The pair got lined up nose to tail with Tanner strong on the bottom.

Five laps remained when Poirier made his move. Cook was boxed in on the bottom through turns three and four. Poirier jumped out of line and ran the high-side to take second as they raced back to the start-finish line. Tanner was in a similar situation in turns one and two. Poirier again went to the top to take the lead as they exited the second corner to lead lap 21.

“I thought I was going to be third,” commented Poirier. “Then I saw those lapped cars. So I thought maybe I could try the outside. I was stuck in third so I’ll try it. They were so jammed and I have just enough bite on the outside. I was happy that I made it through that.”

Poirier drove away over the final four laps to end up the winner. Tanner’s night ended with a second place finish. A tough outcome after leading most of the race. The Stephentown, N.Y., pilot felt like the bottom was where he had to be.

“I knew I had to get to the bottom when Jeff (Cook) showed me the nose there,” stated Tanner. “There were a couple of lapped cars that weren’t giving us any room. I was playing it out in my head whether I should try the outside and take a chance that nobody fills the bottom or just hang out where I was. I decided to stay on the bottom. Steve (Poirier) was sitting back in third and he could see where everybody was where I was looking at lapped cars. I didn’t know where second and third were. He had a little bit of an advantage and it worked out for him tonight.”

Cook, the local favorite from Antwerp, N.Y., was happy to finish on the podium in front of the home town fans. He got the loudest cheers as he parked his No. 10 on the frontstretch after the main-event.

“It’s been long time since I got to come down front here,” said Cook. “All the pressures of being at home and 27 people want to work on your car. Usually I can’t think straight. Tonight we got through that and finished in the top three. It’s a good thing.”

Paul Kinney finished the night in the fourth spot while Chad Miller had his best run of the season to finish fifth. The entire night from hot laps to A-Main checkers went without a caution flag.

Jason Barney long clinched the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour with sixth place finishing Danny Varin clinching the SUNY Canton Series here at Can-Am.

Lap Leader – Tanner 1-19, Poirier 20-25.

Lucas Oil A-Main – Steve Poirier ($2,025), Matt Tanner ($1,175), Jeff Cook ($800), Paul Kinney ($630), Chad Miller ($565), D. Varin ($520), Paulie Colagiovanni ($455), Matt Billings ($620), Jonathan Preston ($485), Dave Axton ($400), Shawn Donath ($360), Coleman Gulick ($370), Alain Bergeron ($325), Chris Jones ($315), Jason Barney ($285), Brett Wright ($305), Brandon Kidd ($375), Yan Bilodeau ($295), Lee Ladouceur ($340), Darrell Bragman ($260), Kelly Hebing ($255)

ESS Bonuses:

Hoosier Tires Bridesmaid Bonus – Tanner $100

E&V Energy Fast Time – Jones, Varin, Tanner $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Bergeron, Varin, Poirier $25

L&J Landscaping/Walt’s Hobby Dash – Kidd ($100), Ladouceur ($75), Gulick ($50), Preston ($25), Bilodeau ($25), Wright ($25).

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Tanner $50

Insinger Performance Hard Charger – Preston (7 pos), $50

Scorpion Security Products Last Car Lead Lap – Bilodeau $50

Scorpion Security Products 12 Redraw – Colagiovanni $25

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Miller $35

Hoosier Tire – Billings $200

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Dave Darland scores Lincoln Park Speedway sprint car victory - Jonny Newgent wins third straight super stock win; Bruce and Neal pick up victories

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE – Dave Darland’s late season surge continued Saturday night at Lincoln Park Speedway as the Lincoln, Ind. driver captured sprint car win number seven during the 2017 campaign. The same could be said for Greencastle’s Jonny Newgent as he pulled away after a late restart to win his third straight UMP Super Stock victory. Roy Bruce Jr. tuned up for this weekend’s Patriot 100 American Modified Series race by winning his second A-main of the year at LPS. Tyler Neal claimed the final feature of the night by edging Josh Litton for the bomber victory. Twenty-six sprint cars were on hand at the Putnamville oval as Worthington’s Jadon Rogers and Brazil’s Nate McMillin started on the front row. Jeff Bland Jr. started strong and led early on as McMillin ran second ahead of Darland and Rogers. Scott Hampton held the fifth spot as Shane Cockrum closed on the leaders by lap five. Cockrum would throttle into the top spot coming out of turn two on the 12th circuit before a caution flew. Cockrum maintained that advantage after the restart as Darland held the second spot over a charging Brent Beauchamp and Bland. Moments later Rogers got upside in turn four to bring out a red flag. Rogers walked away from the incident. On the restart, Cockrum’s night would come to a close with a broken front end as Darland assumed the top spot. Darland wouldn’t be denied the win after a couple of late restarts, running the bottom line to perfection as Bland came home second ahead of Beauchamp, Brandon Mattox and Scott Hampton. In the UMP Modified feature, Bruce made the most of starting on the pole, wiring the field despite several strong challenges. James Walters gave Bruce an early battle before the Bloomington driver began to open up some breathing room by lap 10. However, Jeff Deckard and Caleb Demoss were working to close the gap ahead of Richie Lex and Scott Ricketts. A caution flag on lap 15 re-set the field as Lex got a big run on the restart and began to close on the lead group of Bruce and Deckard. Lex would make the pass into the second spot with a couple laps to go and pulled even with Bruce. Coming into the final two corners, Lex ran the high line into three as Bruce got a bit sideways in turn four. However, Bruce was able to out drag race Lex to the finish line to win by several feet. Deckard held down third ahead of Walters and Dustin Beck. In the UMP Super Stock feature, Newgent took the lead in the opening couple laps and didn’t look back on the way to the win ahead of Wes McClara. The pair started on the front row and held the rest of the field at bay to run 1-2 as Steve Hollars snagged third ahead of Aubrey Eagan and Kenny Carmichael Sr. The final feature of the night provided another battle to the wire as Neal was able to track down initial leader, Josh Litton, with three laps remaining. Litton held the top spot from the opening green flag with David Bumgardner running second ahead of CJ Bryan and Neal. The lead pack quickly found lapped traffic by lap eight and one lap later a mechanical issue in Bryan’s car caused the No. 86 car to get upside down to bring out the red flag. Bryan was able to walk away from the incident. When the field went green once again, Litton maintained his lead as Neal closed on his rear bumper with five laps remaining. Neal pulled even with Litton and edged ahead moments before a caution slowed the field. Neal restarted out front and held down the top spot over the final two circuits as Bumgardner placed third ahead of Jordan Almanza and Jason Hunt.

Lincoln Park Speedway Sprint car feature 1. Dave Darland, 2. Jeff Bland Jr., 3. Brent Beauchamp, 4. Brandon Mattox, 5. Scott Hampton, 6. Nate McMillin, 7. Koby Barksdale, 8. Dakota Jackson, 9. Kent Christian, 10. Bub Cummings, 11. Josh Cunningham, 12. Chris Phillips, 13. Kyle Robbins, 14. Tim Creech II, 15. AJ Hopkins, 16. Shane Cockrum, 17. Braxton Cummings, 18. Jadon Rogers, 19. Tony DiMattia, 20. Cole Ketcham B-main winner: Phillips Heat winners: Hopkins, DiMattia, Darland

UMP Modified feature 1. Roy Bruce Jr., 2. Richie Lex, 3. Jeff Deckard, 4. James Walters, 5. Dustin Beck, 6. Caleb DeMoss, 7. Tyler Loughmiller, 8. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 9. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 10. Jake Leitzman, 11. Jay Humphrey Jr., 12. Jesse Cramer, 13. Paul Bumgardner, 14. Sydney Landes, 15. Dave Popielarz, 16. Scott Ricketts, 17. Josh McDaniel, 18. Brent Hudson, 19. Jason Clark, 20. RJ Pruitt B-main winner: Cramer Heat winners: Bumgardner, Leitzman, Deckard, Pruitt

 

 

Ryan Bowers Wins UMSS Portion of Richert Memorial For Second Time New Richmond, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (9-9-17)

Once again the weather was outstanding for the running of the 17th Annual Jerry Richert, Sr. Memorial race at the Cedar Lake Speedway on Saturday evening September 9. And once again, Ryan Bowers of Ham Lake sat in Rock Auto Victory Lane following his first UMSS win of the season. Bowers won this event back in 2014 driving for the Mastell Brothers Racing team. Switch gears to 2017, and Bowers is now behind the wheel of the potent Seidenkranz Brothers sprinter. For the 2015-2016 UMSS Champion Bowers, it was his 11th career UMSS winged sprint car feature victory. Bowers and his team earned $1,500 for their efforts from a purse that was in excess of $8,000.

Brooke Tatnell was looking to make it two straight in UMSS competition and add another win to his series-leading 33 victories. Tatnell took the lead from Bowers on lap 13 and looked like he would do just that. On lap 21, Tatnell's Protofab 14 sprinter suddenly had a trail of smoke pour out from behind it entering turn three and Tatnell drove the car to the infield off of turn four. Bowers inherited the lead back and held off all challengers for his second Richert Memorial title.

The fantastic weather drew a field of 70 sprint cars in the three divisions on the program. The UMSS winged sprints drew 21 cars. Three heat races were run with Gregg Bakker, Derrik Lusk and Scott Bogucki picking up the wins. Two Challenge races rounded out the double qualifiers, as Tatnell and Bogucki were the winners. In the first Challenge race, Skylar Prochaska took a wild ride in turn two after hooking a rut in turn one and flipped over several times. Although Prochaska was okay, his Weisman sprinter was done for the night. Under the red, leader Mark Toews had his sprinter pushed to the pits with apparent engine problems and was also out of action for the remainder of the evening.

The battle for the Midwest Power Equipment/GRP Motorsports Series got interesting after the double round of qualifiers, as point leader Lusk had been called for a jump at the start of his heat race and Graf, who is second behind Lusk, got collected in a mishap at the start of the second Challenge race and had to restart at the tail minus his front nose wing. Bowers, sitting third in the Midwest Power points, did not have any issues and found himself on the outside front row for the feature. Bogucki would fire from the pole while Eric Lutz and Tatnell rolled off from row two. Graf and Lusk started seventh and eighth respectively for the 25 lap feature.

A spirited battle between Bowers and Bogucki took place at the drop of the green and culminated on the back stretch on the fourth lap of the feature when Bogucki tried to duck underneath Bowers. Tight quarters saw Bogucki make slight contact with the inside concrete wall near the end of the back straight and spin into the infield. His car was not damaged and Bogucki restarted 17th. Meanwhile Bowers continued to lead while Tatnell worked his way to second with Eric Lutz in third. Lutz suddenly pulled to the infield several laps later and was out of the race. The second and final caution waved when Chase Viebrock rolled to a stop in turn four with a broken rear end in his sprinter with 11 laps scored. Tatnell and Bowers swapped slide jobs over the course of the next couple of laps before Tatnell gained the advantage and lead.

Just when it was looking like Tatnell might race to his third Richert Memorial victory in UMSS competition, misfortune struck on lap 21 and he was out of the race. No caution was necessary, as Tatnell quickly drove his car to the infield. Bowers inherited the lead back. Not that we needed any more drama, but another very interesting story was developing. Bogucki had raced his way from the back of the field on the first restart all the way back up to second. Without a caution to close the gap on Bowers, Bogucki crossed the finish line in second. The story continues though, as in post-race tech Bogucki was DQed for not having any mufflers on his car, adding more drama to an already interesting feature race. All cars behind Bogucki moved up one spot in the final finishing order. Two-time and defending Midwest Power Series Champion Graf finished second ahead of current Midwest Power point leader Lusk. Bakker and Jamey Ogston rounded out the top five. Ogston arrived late, as he and his crew needed to make repairs following a crash in IRA action at Superior the night before. Completing the top ten finishers was Dean Brown, Wayne Modjeski, Rick Kobs, Kevin Bradwell and 305 racer Jeremy Schultz. Four cars were unable to start the feature due to mechanical problems or crashes. They included Prochaska, Toews, Jason Tostenson and Ronnie Erickson.

The Richert family and numerous sponsors always do a great job at adding bonus money to the UMSS portion of the program. In addition to the Midwest Power and GRP Motorsports money for their series, the Richert family (and sponsors) added money to the final 13 positions in the feature race. Rick Mastell from Mastell Brothers Racing also added three $100 bonuses. The UMSS Hard Charger Award went to Rick Kobs with a +10 gain. The UMSS Tough Luck Award had plenty of candidates. It ended up going to series regular Chase Viebrock. The final UMSS award from Mastell was a 10th place bonus that went to Jeremy Schultz. Traditional driver Tony Klose won the drawing at the drivers meeting for a free right rear Hoosier tire, as both UMSS divisions were eligible. Last place finishers in each feature also earned a special bonus from an anonymous donor via the Richert family. Those went to Elliot Amdahl in the UMSS winged sprints and Jimmy Kouba in the Traditional sprints. Drivers had to make an attempt to start the feature in order to be eligible.

All-in-all it was another great evening at the Richert Memorial for an event that honors the racing career of the "Rim Riding Gopher" and multi-time IMCA Champion Jerry Richert, Sr. of Forest Lake. Ian Madsen picked up his second Richert Memorial win in the IRA 410 Outlaw sprint portion of the program. The UMSS winged sprints will close out their season with two races next weekend. The inaugural appearance at the Clay County Fair in Spencer, Iowa will come on Friday evening September 15. The following night the series will head east a bit and close out the season at the Deer Creek Speedway on Saturday evening September 16. The battle for the Midwest Power Equipment/GRP Motorsports Series title is a good one with Derrik Lusk leading Chris Graf and Ryan Bowers coming into the final weekend. Graf pretty much has the 2017 UMSS season point title locked up. The main focus will be for the Midwest Power championship, as several strong competitors are expected to be on hand to compete in both races. The IRA 410 Outlaw sprints and the UMSS Traditional sprints will also be part of each racing program on the final weekend of the season. Keep tabs on all of the UMSS winged sprint car action by visiting our website at www.umsprints.com and clicking on the red logo or by following us on Facebook.

UMSS Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway September 9, 2017 (Race #13) 17th Annual Jerry Richert, Sr. Memorial Race 5 of 7 in Midwest Power Equip/GRP Motorsports Series

Midwest Power/GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 64-Ryan Bowers, [2]; 2. 20G-Chris Graf, [8]; 3. 2-Derrik Lusk, [9]; 4. 11X-Gregg Bakker, [5]; 5. 03-Jamey Ogston, [10]; 6. 1-Dean Brown, [6]; 7. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, [11]; 8. N1-Rick Kobs, [18]; 9. 77-Kevin Bradwell, [13]; 10. 33S-Jeremy Schultz, [12]; 11. 7M-Bob McVitty, [15]; 12. 91A-Reed Allex, [14]; 13. (DNF) 14-Brooke Tatnell, [4]; 14. (DNF) 6-Eric Lutz, [3]; 15. (DNF) 50-Chase Viebrock, [7]; 16. (DNF) 51A-Elliot Amdahl, [17]; (DNS) 36-Jason Tostenson, ; (DNS) 5T-Mark Toews, ; (DNS) 35-Skylar Prochaska, ; (DNS) 62-Ronnie Erickson, ; (DQ) 84-Scott Bogucki, [1] Lap Leaders: Bowers 1-12, Tatnell 13-20, Bowers 21-25. (2) cautions. First yellow for 84 spin on back stretch while attempting to take lead from 64 with 3 laps scored. Second yellow for 50 stopped turn 4 with rear end failure. 14 broke while leading. 84 DQed in post-race tech for no mufflers.

Challenge Race 1 (10 Laps): 1. 14-Brooke Tatnell, [5]; 2. 64-Ryan Bowers, [7]; 3. 50-Chase Viebrock, [4]; 4. 1-Dean Brown, [6]; 5. 03-Jamey Ogston, [2]; 6. 77-Kevin Bradwell, [11]; 7. 91A-Reed Allex, [10]; 8. (DNF) 5T-Mark Toews, [3]; 9. (DNF) 35-Skylar Prochaska, [1]; 10. (DNF) 51A-Elliot Amdahl, [8]; (DNS) N1-Rick Kobs, Lap Leaders: Prochaska 1-5, Toews 6-8, Tatnell 9-10. (1) red for 35 flip turn 2 with 8 laps scored. 5T was leading at the time but pushed to the pits under the red with apparent engine issue. Tatnell inherited the lead and led the remaining two laps.

Challenge Race 2 (10 Laps): 1. 84-Scott Bogucki, [8]; 2. 6-Eric Lutz, [7]; 3. 11X-Gregg Bakker, [6]; 4. 2-Derrik Lusk, [3]; 5. 20G-Chris Graf, [4]; 6. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, [5]; 7. 33S-Jeremy Schultz, [9]; 8. 7M-Bob McVitty, [10]; 9. (DNF) 36-Jason Tostenson, [1]; 10. (DNF) 62-Ronnie Erickson, [2] Lap Leader: Bogucki 1-10. (2) yellows. On initial start 62 slow, collected 20G & 11x. 62 on hook, 20G tagged tail minus front wing. 11x kept going with front wing damage. Second yellow with 5 laps scored when 2 spun turn 3 while attempting to pass 11x. 2 tagged tail.

Heat 1 (7 Laps): 1. 64-Ryan Bowers, [5]; 2. 11X-Gregg Bakker, [1]; 3. 50-Chase Viebrock, [2]; 4. 62-Ronnie Erickson, [4]; 5. 35-Skylar Prochaska, [6]; 6. 51A-Elliot Amdahl, [3]; 7. 91A-Reed Allex, [7] Lap Leaders: Bakker 1-6, Bowers 7. No cautions. Note: 35 Prochaska docked two positions at the finish for jumping the initial start.

Heat 2 (7 Laps): 1. 6-Eric Lutz, [3]; 2. 14-Brooke Tatnell, [4]; 3. 20G-Chris Graf, [5]; 4. 2-Derrik Lusk, [2]; 5. 36-Jason Tostenson, [1]; 6. 33S-Jeremy Schultz, [7]; 7. 7M-Bob McVitty, [6] Lap Leaders: Lusk 1-6, Lutz 7. No cautions. 2 Lusk docked two spots for jumping initial start.

Heat 3 (7 Laps): 1. 84-Scott Bogucki, [2]; 2. 1-Dean Brown, [4]; 3. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, [3]; 4. 5T-Mark Toews, [6]; 5. 03-Jamey Ogston, [7]; 6. (DNF) N1-Rick Kobs, [5]; 7. (DNF) 77-Kevin Bradwell, [1] Lap Leader: Bogucki 1-7. (1) yellow on initial start when 77 broke.

 

 

The Wait is Over, Mike Mueller Wins Traditional Sprint Feature at Cedar Lake New Richmond, WI

 By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (9-9-17)

The wait is over at Cedar Lake Speedway for Mike Mueller. It had been a little over five years ago when Mueller won in the Pro Stock division at the famous western Wisconsin dirt oval. Since then Mueller moved into the UMSS Traditional sprint cars and has won several feature races at other area tracks, but that elusive victory at Cedar Lake had eluded him until Saturday night September 9 during the running of the 17th Annual Jerry Richert, Sr. Memorial. The Traditional sprints were racing for the fourth time at this prestigious event, and Mueller drove around race leader Brian VanMeveren on lap 17 on his way to Rock Auto Victory Lane. For Traditional Sprint Car Series point leader Mueller, it was his fourth win of the season and tenth since joining the non-winged sprint car ranks in 2013 when he won the rookie title. With just a couple of point races left, Mueller has built a comfortable margin over his fellow competitors in his bid to become the 2017 series champion.

With superb weather, the 17th edition of the Richert Memorial drew a field of 70 sprint cars in the three divisions. The Traditional sprints turned out a very good field of 22 cars. Three heat races were run with VanMeveren, 2016 TSCS Champion Rick Kobs subbing for Ty Sampair in the N1 car, and 2015 Richert Memorial winner Jake Kouba picking up the wins. The top four cars in passing points, which included the three heat race winners and July 7 first-time winner Anna Hippe, drew for starting positions in the first two rows of the 25 lap feature. VanMeveren and Kobs were on the front row with Jake Kouba and Hippe in row two.

VanMeveren, who won for the first time himself at CLS back on July 29, immediately blasted into the early lead. Fifth starter Mueller slipped back a couple of spots in the early laps. Mueller moved up off the bottom of the track where several of lead cars were racing and began moving forward. The lone caution of the race flew when Tony Norem spun around on the front stretch with 11 laps scored. Mueller was up to third for the restart and timed his start well going to second by the completion of lap 12. VanMeveren continued to lead until lap 17 when Mueller drove around him on the outside for the top spot. Mueller would not be seriously challenged after that and went on to record his first CLS feature win. VanMeveren, Jake Kouba, Kobs and Cam Schafer completed the top five. Schafer won the $100 GRP Motorsports Hard Charger Award after advancing twelve positions from his 17th starting spot! Rounding out the top ten finishers was Hippe, Scott Brandt, Neal Matuska, Caley Emerson and August 19 first-time feature winner Brad Peterson. Seventeen of the 20 cars that took the green flag were running at the finish. Jimmy Kouba, driving the Pellersels 22 sprinter, attempted to fire off but returned to the pits while Hunter Custer was scratched after hot laps with an engine issue.

The Traditional sprints will try for the third consecutive year to race on Thursday night September 14 at the Legendary 100 at Cedar Lake. The previous two attempts in 2015 and 2016 rained out, so maybe the third time will be the charm. It is a non-point event. Following the Legendary 100 race, the Traditional sprint cars will close out their season at the Clay County Fair in Spencer, Iowa on Friday night September 15 and at the Deer Creek Speedway on Saturday September 16. Weather permitting, the Spencer race will mark the first time the Traditional sprints have ventured to Iowa. They were scheduled to race in Iowa on August 26 at Decorah, but rainy weather forced cancellation of that event. Keep tabs on all of the Traditional sprint car racing action by visiting our website at www.umsprints.com and clicking on the blue logo or by following us on Facebook.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway September 9, 2017 (Race #19) 17th Annual Jerry Richert, Sr. Memorial

A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 87-Mike Mueller, [5]; 2. 24-Brian VanMeveren, [1]; 3. 6-Jake Kouba, [3]; 4. N1-Rick Kobs, [2]; 5. 14-Cam Schafer, [17]; 6. 16-Anna Hippe, [4]; 7. 7-Scott Brandt, [13]; 8. 48-Neal Matuska, [10]; 9. 15E-Caley Emerson, [11]; 10. 93-Brad Peterson, [8]; 11. 99-Bryan Roach, [7]; 12. 11-James Giossi, [18]; 13. 12-Johnny Parsons III, [19]; 14. 69S-Jon Lewerer, [9]; 15. 34-Denny Stordahl, [12]; 16. 90-Tony Klose, [16]; 17. 33C-Cody Emmans, [15]; 18. (DNF) 1-Tony Norem, [6]; 19. (DNF) 55-Joseph Kouba, [14]; 20. (DNF) 23-Jake Hendrickson, [20]; 21. (DNF) 22-Jimmy Kouba, [21]; (DNS) 29-Hunter Custer, Lap Leaders: VanMeveren 1-16, Mueller 17-25. (1) yellow with 11 laps scored for 1 spin on front stretch.

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 24-Brian VanMeveren, [3]; 2. 99-Bryan Roach, [1]; 3. 69S-Jon Lewerer, [2]; 4. 15E-Caley Emerson, [4]; 5. 34-Denny Stordahl, [6]; 6. 14-Cam Schafer, [5]; 7. (DNF) 12-Johnny Parsons III, [7]; (DNS) 29-Hunter Custer, Lap Leaders: Lewerer 1, VanMeveren 2-10. (1) yellow for 12 spin turn 2 with 7 laps scored.

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. N1-Rick Kobs, [4]; 2. 1-Tony Norem, [2]; 3. 48-Neal Matuska, [1]; 4. 87-Mike Mueller, [7]; 5. 7-Scott Brandt, [6]; 6. 11-James Giossi, [3]; 7. (DNF) 22-Jimmy Kouba, [5] Lap Leaders: Norem 1-9, Kobs 10. (1) yellow for 22 spin turn 3 with 1 lap scored.

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 6-Jake Kouba, [3]; 2. 93-Brad Peterson, [1]; 3. 16-Anna Hippe, [5]; 4. 55-Joseph Kouba, [2]; 5. 33C-Cody Emmans, [4]; 6. 90-Tony Klose, [7]; 7. (DNF) 23-Jake Hendrickson, [6] Lap Leaders: Peterson 1-3, Jake Kouba 4=10. No cautions.

 

 

Foos earns 2nd Fremont 410 win; Reed claims 7th track title

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – DJ Foos sliced his way through lapped traffic like a surgeon to claim his second 410 sprint win of the season at Fremont Speedway Saturday, Sept. 9 on Kistler Racing Products Night. It was the second win of the season at “The Track That Action Built” for the Fremont, Ohio native.

“Wow, to go through what we have gone through the past month and then come out here and get a win says a lot about this team. I had to make some moves in lapped traffic that were close. I ran the bottom to see what was done there and when Lee (Jacobs) opened the top in three and four…it was just too good up there for me not to take it,” said Foos beside his Jet Express, Crown Battery, Kistler Racing Products, Kistler Engines, JLH General Contractor, NAPA of Bryan; Shelluke’s Bar & Grill backed machine.

Monclova, Ohio’s Byron Reed came into the season championship night third in points, but a good qualifying effort, a heat race win and a fourth place feature finish propelled him to his 7th Fremont Speedway track championship.

“I usually don’t pay too much attention to heat races other than to make sure I make the transfer. Then I started doing the math and was like ‘I got a chance at this.’ I want to thank Fremont based Crown Battery for all they do for us and the great fans at Fremont Speedway,” Reed said.

The Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature was worth the price of the ticket as Bobby Clark, Paul Weaver and Nate Dussel battled each other and lapped traffic the last five laps. A caution with three laps to go gave Clark a clear track and the Fremont, Ohio driver scored his first win of the season and the 35th of his career at Fremont Speedway. It comes after Clark took a nasty spill last weekend at Waynesfield Raceway Park. Clark now sits 12th on the track’s all-time win list.

“I’m down to one car so I’m glad I got to start closer to the front tonight…I could be more careful that way. It’s been a terrible year; we’ve struggled all year. About the last month or so we figured some things out and the car’s been really good when I’m not crashing. I was glad to see that caution because I was having fits in lapped traffic. Every where I went they went to the same spot. I saw Paul (Weaver) the one time…I was comfortable with three to go but I was still waiting for the slide job,” said Clark beside his Fremont Fence, Kear’s Speed Shop, B&L Plumbing, Shelluke’s Bar, Nagy’s Equipment, Miller Rigging, Bit D’s Pizza, Schiet’s Motorsports, Willey’s Towing backed machine.

Dussel’s third place finish earned him a second consecutive track championship.

“I really didn’t come out here to point race…I kind of felt like we got that out of the way last year. We really wanted to win. This definitely helps considering we won two races this whole year and I feel like we’re a much better team than that. I didn’t want to see that last caution. Right before that I bounced it off the back stretch wall and I think I either bent the ladder or bent the right rear wheel and all of a sudden I could get rolling the bottom better,” said Dussel.

Wayne, Ohio’s John Brooks led flag to flag for his third win of the year in the McCullough Industries 602 Late Models. Brooks’ eighth career win at the track also garnered him his second straight track title.

“It took a little bit this year getting this car figured out. We had it working pretty good but made some changes today and put it on the scales and the scales broke. We didn’t know what we had. Then we loaded it in the trailer and the right front shock was broke too. It was a hell of a day but it worked out. Chris adjusted on it…it wasn’t worth a crap in hot laps. But he got it working good later,” said Brooks beside his Snack Time Vending, Foster Auto Repair backed #00.

Fostoria, Ohio’s Shawn Valenti continued his domination in the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks, recording his seventh feature win of the year. It marks is 39th career victory at Fremont Speedway, moving him to 11th on the track’s all-time win list.

“The guys give me a phenomenal truck once again. We had some issues and didn’t get to hot lap but the Jeff Babcock got it all figured out and here we are again. What a season,” said Valenti beside his A Plus Auto Center; Best Performance; Craig Miller Trucking; Dave Story Equipment; Real Geese backed #7B.

Fremont, Ohio’s Dustin Keegan drove to a third place finish to earn his first ever Fremont Speedway dirt truck track title.

“My dad and all the crew have given me a great truck all season. This is unbelievable…I used to sit in those stands and hope I’d get to race here one day and now to win a track championship…this is fantastic,” said an emotional Keegan.

Lee Jacobs and Foos led the field to green for the 30 lap Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint A-main with Jacobs gaining the advantage over Foos, Bryan Broughton, Travis Philo, Chris Andrews, Valenti and Reed. Foos took several looks to Jacob’s inside over the first hand full of laps with Philo driving into third on lap six. The leaders caught the back of the field on lap eight with Jacobs maintaining the lead over Foos, Philo, Andrews, Broughton, Reed, Broc Martin and Valenti.

Foos and Jacobs switched lines in turns three and four on lap 14 and Foos powered into the lead as they raced into very heavy lapped traffic. A caution at the half way point gave Jacobs a shot at regaining the lead but Foos was too strong on the restart. Andrews took third n lap 17 and started to close on Foos and Jacobs while Philo and Reed battled for fourth. With eight laps remaining Foos raced into very heavy lapped traffic and Jacobs and Andrews closed.

Jacobs took several looks to Foos’ inside while the leader was hung up behind a lapped car. Foos made some daring moves in traffic the last hand full of laps and drove to the win over Jacobs, Andres, Reed and Philo

Matt Foos and Jimmy McGrath paced the field for the 25 lap 305 sprint A-main with Foos jumping into the lead at the drop of the green. Following a caution after a lap was scored, Foos again maintained the lead as Tyler Street jumped into second over McGrath, Clark, Joe Armbruster and 12th starting Weaver. Clark moved into third on lap three with Weaver taking fourth a circuit later. Street spun while running second on lap seven.

Clark powered under Foos for the lead on lap nine as Weaver applied pressure for the runner-up spot finally taking it on lap 14. Weaver methodically cut into Clark’s lead and as they raced into heavy lapped traffic with seven laps to go, took several looks to Clark’s outside for the lead. Weaver made a big bobble on the cushion in turns three and four with four laps to go, as Dussel dove to his inside with Clark in both of their sights. But, a caution with three laps to go gave Clark a clear track and he was able to drive to the win over Weaver, Dussel, John Ivy and Jamie Miller.

Brooks and Keegan brought the field to green for the McCullough Industries 602 Late Model A-main with Brooks jumping into the lead. Ky Harper took second on lap two and pressured Brooks. Several cautions in the opening five laps kept the field close but when the green flew with 10 laps to go, Brooks had his hands full with Harper and Chester Fitch. While battling for second on lap eight, Harper and Fitch made heavy contact, ending Fitch’s night.

Brooks hit his marks perfectly with the remaining six laps and drove to the win over Harper, Keegan, Brad Mitten and Skeeter Fitch.

Mitten and Brad Stuckey led the field to green for the 20 lap dirt truck feature with Mitten gaining the upper hand. Stuckey led laps two and three by a front bumper with Valenti taking the top spot on lap four just before a multi-truck crash. The race would go the rest of the way caution free.

Valenti drove away from the field while the battle for second heated up involving Stuckey, Kent Brewer, Keith Sorg and Daniel Roepke. With eight laps in Valenti’s lead was about eight truck lengths with Roepke now second followed closely by Brewer, Stuckey, Keegan, Sorg and Jeff Ward. Valenti took the checkers nearly eight truck lengths ahead of Roepke, Brewer, Keegan and Ward.

Fremont Speedway will play host to the 10th Annual Jim & Joanne Ford Classic Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15 and 16. Huge purses are on tap for the 410 sprints both nights…stay tuned for more information! For times and ticket prices go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FremontSpeedway or on Twitter https://twitter.com/FremontSpeedway.

Fremont Speedway

Season Championship Night

Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017

Kistler Racing Products

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410 Sprints – Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying

1.22B-Ryan Broughton, 12.365; 2.5T-Travis Philo, 12.413; 3.23-DJ Foos, 12.551; 4.7-Shawn Valenti, 12.602; 5.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.718; 6.16-Chris Andrews, 12.725; 7.5-Byron Reed, 12.750; 8.97-Broc Martin, 12.760; 9.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.858; 10.45L-Brian Lay, 12.858; 11.27L-Brad Lamberson, 12.913; 12.45-Trevor Baker, 12.942; 13.60-Jody Keegan, 12.942; 14.2+-Brian Smith, 12.942; 15.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.958; 16.22D-Josh Davis, 12.962; 17.22M-Dan McCarron, 13.345; 18.18D-Bobby Distel, 13.414; 19.4-Tracy Hines, 99.190; 20.14H-Todd Heller, 99.630; 21.8J-Jess Stiger, 99.820;

Heat 1 (8 Laps)

1. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 2. 45L-Brian Lay[1] ; 3. 22B-Ryan Broughton[4] ; 4. 7-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 5. 60-Jody Keegan[5] ; 6. 22D-Josh Davis[6] ; 7. 4-Tracy Hines[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)

1. 97-Broc Martin[2] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[6] ; 5. 27L-Brad Lamberson[1] ; 6. 2+-Brian Smith[5] ; 7. 14H-Todd Heller[7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps)

1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 2. 45-Trevor Baker[1] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[4] ; 4. 16-Chris Andrews[3] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 6. 18D-Bobby Distel[6] ; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger[7]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps)

1. 23-DJ Foos[2] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[6] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[7] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 6. 7-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 7. 97-Broc Martin[8] ; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker[9] ; 9. 45L-Brian Lay[10] ; 10. 2+-Brian Smith[14] ; 11. 22M-Dan McCarron[17] ; 12. 22B-Ryan Broughton[4] ; 13. 60-Jody Keegan[13] ; 14. 68G-Tyler Gunn[15] ; 15. 45-Trevor Baker[12] ; 16. 4-Tracy Hines[19] ; 17. 27L-Brad Lamberson[11] ; 18. 22D-Josh Davis[16] ; 19. 8J-Jess Stiger[20] ; 20. 18D-Bobby Distel[18]

Hard Charger: 22M-Dan McCarron +6

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

1. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 2. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[1] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[6] ; 4. 2F-Matt Foos[5] ; 5. 99-Alvin Roepke[7] ; 6. 21-Dustin Stroup[8] ; 7. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 8. 66D-Chase Dunham[9] ; 9. 17J-Jeff Mills[4]

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

1. 8-Bobby CLark[1] ; 2. 4*-Tyler Street[2] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[6] ; 4. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[8] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 6. 25-Jason Keckler[7] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 8. 9R-Dustin Rall[9] ; 9. 2-Ricky Peterson[4]

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

1. 66-Jamie Miller[1] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 3. 73-Joe Armbruster[3] ; 4. 11G-Luke Griffith[2] ; 5. 47-Matt Lucius[5] ; 6. 09-Justin Adams[6] ; 7. 88N-Mike Burkin[7] ; 8. 44-Kyle Farmer[8]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 21-Dustin Stroup[1] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 4. 66D-Chase Dunham[7] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 6. 44-Kyle Farmer[9] ; 7. 09-Justin Adams[3] ; 8. 9R-Dustin Rall[8] ; 9. 17J-Jeff Mills[10] ; 10. 88N-Mike Burkin[6]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps)

1. 8-Bobby CLark[5] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[12] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[8] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[6] ; 5. 66-Jamie Miller[10] ; 6. 2F-Matt Foos[1] ; 7. 99-Alvin Roepke[13] ; 8. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[2] ; 9. 21-Dustin Stroup[16] ; 10. 19R-Steve Rando[17] ; 11. 73-Joe Armbruster[4] ; 12. 47-Matt Lucius[15] ; 13. 12-Kyle Capodice[11] ; 14. 11G-Luke Griffith[7] ; 15. 36-Seth Schneider[14] ; 16. 4*-Tyler Street[3] ; 17. 25-Jason Keckler[18] ; 18. 7M-Brandon Moore[20] ; 19. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[9] ; 20. 66D-Chase Dunham[19]

Hard Charger: 1W-Paul Weaver +10

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 4s-Keith Sorg[2] ; 2. 911-Mark Kachnmeister[3] ; 3. 16-Jim Holcomb[4] ; 4. 33H-Dan Hennig[7] ; 5. 99-Gene Potridge[8] ; 6. 1H-Zeth Sabo[5] ; 7. 51W-Thomas Anderson[6] ; 8. 45M-Brian Melnek Jr[1]

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 2. 17x-Dustin Keegan[1] ; 3. 23m-Brad Mitten[2] ; 4. 8KB-Kent Brewer[8] ; 5. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[7] ; 6. 37-Eric DeVanna[4] ; 7. P51-Paul Brown JR[6] ; 8. 4X-Jimmy Sebetto[3]

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 88-Danny Roepke Jr[2] ; 2. 33-Jeff Ward[5] ; 3. 5s-Brad Stuckey[6] ; 4. 32-Kevin Phillips[1] ; 5. 49X-Noah Wagner[3] ; 6. 3-Andy Earnhart[4] ; 7. 6K-Willie Keegan[7]

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

1. 37-Eric DeVanna[2] ; 2. P51-Paul Brown JR[5] ; 3. 4X-Jimmy Sebetto[8] ; 4. 1H-Zeth Sabo[1] ; 5. 51W-Thomas Anderson[4] ; 6. 3-Andy Earnhart[3]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 2. 88-Danny Roepke Jr[8] ; 3. 8KB-Kent Brewer[7] ; 4. 17x-Dustin Keegan[12] ; 5. 33-Jeff Ward[9] ; 6. 5s-Brad Stuckey[2] ; 7. 4s-Keith Sorg[4] ; 8. 23m-Brad Mitten[1] ; 9. P51-Paul Brown JR[17] ; 10. 32-Kevin Phillips[10] ; 11. 4X-Jimmy Sebetto[18] ; 12. 51W-Thomas Anderson[20] ; 13. 99-Gene Potridge[13] ; 14. 1H-Zeth Sabo[19] ; 15. 911-Mark Kachnmeister[5] ; 16. 33H-Dan Hennig[11] ; 17. 49X-Noah Wagner[15] ; 18. 16-Jim Holcomb[6] ; 19. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[14] ; 20. 37-Eric DeVanna[16]

Hard Charger: 17x-Dustin Keegan +8

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Heat 1 (6 Laps)

1. 101-Chester Fitch[4] ; 2. 34-Ky Harper[6] ; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 4. 00-John Brooks[9] ; 5. 5-Chester Fitch III[1] ; 6. 6-Brad Mitten[5] ; 7. 27K-Jay King[3] ; 8. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[8] ; 9. 4M-Jamie Miller[2]

A-Main 1 (15 Laps)

1. 00-John Brooks[1] ; 2. 34-Ky Harper[3] ; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan[2] ; 4. 6-Brad Mitten[6] ; 5. 5-Chester Fitch III[5] ; 6. 4M-Jamie Miller[9] ; 7. 101-Chester Fitch[4] ; 8. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[8] ; 9. 27K-Jay King[7]

 

 

Sellers Earns Sprint Series of Oklahoma “Pat Suchy Memorial!”

Meeker, Oklahoma – September 8, 2017 - Robert Sellers took advantage of race-long leader Loyd Clevenger’s misfortune to claim victory as the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products made their final appearance of the season at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Oklahoma for the running of the second annual “Pat Suchy Memorial.”

Clevenger and leading rookie contender Tristan Oakes started on the front row for the thirty-lap-feature with Clevenger briefly taking the lead on the initial green. Only one lap was complete when the first caution of the night fell when Justin Mowry and Eric Mathews tangled at the bottom of turn two.

The restart saw Clevenger motor out into the lead with Oakes, third-starting Robert Sellers, Steven Shebester and Tanner Conn the top five. Clevenger kept a comfortable advantage over the field and began reaching slower cars on lap seven.

At the races midway point it was still Clevenger holding on to a three-car-length advantage over Oakes with Sellers, Shebester and Gary Owens all giving chase. The caution would wave again on lap thirteen with Tanner Conn spinning in the middle of turn four.

With the front runners on Clevengers rear bumper on the restart, that didn’t detour the leader and he would open a half-stretch lead over Oakes before again encountering lapped traffic on lap sixteen. With ten laps to go his lead would shrink to three car lengths while behind him, tenth starting and reigning series champion Andy Shouse made his way into the fourth position.

The complexion of the race changed when Clevenger and the lapped car of Cody Jarvis got together entering turn three with Clevenger taking a tumble. Oakes was also involved with Clevenger, who was uninjured in the roll over, done for the night while Oakes entered the work area where he would return.

With Clevenger and Oakes misfortune Sellers, aboard the Michael Gossman #54 sprinter, found himself in the lead on the restart.

One lap later, the final caution of the night fell when Blake Dacus and series point leader Jake Martens got together in a battle for the sixth position in turn four with significant damage ending both drivers night. Clevenger would earn the races Allen Crawford “hard luck” $100 award.

Marten would be credited with a seventeenth-place finish and his season-long point lead coming to an end.

On the final restart, it was all Sellers as he would hold off a fast closing Shouse to take earn his first series victory in his first career start. Shebester would settle for third while Owens and Joe Wood, Jr. rounding out the top five.

Cody Whitworth, who earned the fourth and final transfer position out of the “B” feature, worked himself up through the field from his twentieth starting position to earn the races Jennings Garage “hard charger” award with a sixth-place finish.

The four, eight lap heat races for the twenty-five-car field were won by Conn, Clevenger, Owens and Shebester with Mowery topping the twelve-lap “B” feature.

Monty Ferriera of Fresno, California earned the Allen Crawford $100 “longest tow” award. Next up for the SSO will be the 2017 season finale at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore this coming Friday night.

Officials and staff with the SSO would like to thank the following for their support and contribution to the “Pat Suchy Memorial” purse, the largest in the tours two-year history: Red Dirt Raceway, Louis Boyd Racing Engines, Tim Young, Allen Crawford, Jennings Garage, Terry Coker, Carter Maxwell, Bobby Laden, Becca Ter Steege, Jerry Clifton Medlin, Martens Machine Shop, Wood Racing, Messmer Racing, Victory Motorsports, Bishop Racing Components, Pete Haskin, Sidney Long, Outlaw Wings, Gerald Brand Racing Engines, Danny Holloway, Mikes Machine Shop and David Stutkins, Jr. (Dirt Unlimited).

Sprint Series of Oklahoma

Red Dirt Raceway/Meeker, Oklahoma

September 8, 2017

25 Cars

Saldana Racing Products 1st Heat: 1) Tanner Conn, 2) Robert Sellers, 3) Blake Dacus, 4) Josh Toho, 5) Chris Kelly, 6) Cody Whitworth, 7) Chase Smith

Keizer Wheels 2nd Heat: 1) Loyd Clevenger, 2) Joe Wood, Jr. 3) Jake Martens, 4) Zach Blurton, 5) Justin Lowry, 6) Monty Ferrier

C.S.I. 3rd Heat: 1) Gary Owens, 2) Eric Matthews, 3) Tristan Oakes, 4) Mike Scott, 5) Sterling Hoff, 6) Dillon Laden Pyrotech 4th Heat: 1) Steven Shebester, 2) Andy Shouse, 3) Warren Fields, 4) Cody Jarvis, 5) Jerry Jumper, 6) Justin Fisk

B Feature (top 4 transfer) 1) Justin Mowry, 2) Dillon Laden, 3) Jerry Jumper, 4) Cody Whitworth, 5) Monty Ferriera, 6) Chris Kelly, 7) Justin Fisk, 8) Chase Smith, 9) Sterling Hoff

A Feature (30 Laps) 1) Robert Sellers, 2) Andy Shouse, 3) Steven Shebester, 4) Gary Owens, 5) Joe Wood, Jr., 6) Zach Blurton, 7) Josh Toho, 8) Dillon Laden, 9) Tristan Oakes, 10) Tanner Conn, 11) Cody Whitworth, 12) Eric Matthews, 13) Warren Fields, 14) Cody Jarvis, 15) Jerry Jumper, 16) Blake Dacus, 17) Jake Martens, 18) Loyd Clevenger, 19) Mike Scott, 20) Justin Mowry

 

 

Thomas Kennedy Claims Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin' Challenge Qualifier at River Cities Speedway

 Story & Photo by Mike Spieker

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (September 8, 2017) – Thomas Kennedy started fifth on the 24-car grid for the Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprint Car Blazin’ Challenge feature before taking the lead and lapping up to fifth place in the process. ​ It took the driver of the Kennedy Floorings No. 21K exactly half the race to make it up to leaders Nick Omdahl and Austin Pierce, but once he did, he was able to get by them and set sail.

“The car was great. It took me about five laps to get my rhythm going because there was so much going on in front of me,” said Kennedy in RydellCars.com Victory Lane. “I just tried to be patient because you can’t win the race on the first lap. Once I got into cleaner air, I was able to pick them off one by one and take the lead.”

Kennedy took the lead on lap 13 and opened up a sizeable lead while Omdahl and Pierce fought for second. With five to go, Kennedy had nearly a half lap lead over the rest of the field, but the caution flew with four laps remaining. Omdahl, Pierce, and Mark Dobmeier, who started 19th after having to transfer to the B-main because a wreck in his heat, all lined up right on Kennedy’s rear bumper for the restart.

Two laps were completed before another yellow waved. Pierce and Dobmeier were both able to move by Omdahl before the caution was displayed.

“On the restart with four to go, I don’t think I got a very good start because I got tight,” continued Kennedy. “But on the last restart I picked a different time to take off and it seemed to work a lot better for me.”

Pierce and Dobmeier engaged in a heated battle for second as the race went back to green, which allowed Kennedy to open up a 10 car length lead and take the win; his seventh of the season overall. Dobmeier stole second from Pierce at the line as Jade Hastings snuck into the fourth and final transfer spot for Saturday’s $8,200-to-win Blazin’ Challenge.

​A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, [7]; 2. 13-Mark Dobmeier, [19]; 3. 2A-Austin Pierce, [5]; 4. 8H-Jade Hastings, [4]; 5. 0-Nick Omdahl, [2]; 6. 82-Dusty Zomer, [6]; 7. 6N-Greg Nikitenko, [20]; 8. 27-Chris Ranten, [8]; 9. 20G-Lee Grosz, [1]; 10. 17B-Ryan Bickett, [22]; 11. 8-Casey Mack, [14]; 12. 14-Tom Egeland, [16]; 13. 99-Jordan Graham, [13]; 14. 10TRB-Bob Martin, [11]; 15. 4M-Cale Mack, [24]; 16. 13T-Ty Hanten, [12]; 17. 24-Jon Sorenson, [18]; 18. 22-Tanner Wisk, [21]; 19. 1AJ-Trevor Mell, [15]; 20. 12-Brayden Pengilly, [23]; 21. (DNF) 91M-Jackson Moffett, [9]; 22. (DNF) 6-Zach Wilde, [3]; 23. (DNF) 8C-Jack Croaker, [17]; 24. (DNF) 9N-Wade Nygaard, [10]

B Feature 1: 1. 13-Mark Dobmeier, [8]; 2. 6N-Greg Nikitenko, [10]; 3. 22-Tanner Wisk, [2]; 4. 17B-Ryan Bickett, [7]; 5. 12-Brayden Pengilly, [4]; 6. 4M-Cale Mack, [5]; 7. 2K-Kevin Ingle, [1]; 8. (DNF) 3M-Marcus Rothenbacher, [3]; 9. (DNF) 31-Shane Roemeling, [9]; (DNS) 26-Blake Egeland, ​

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 27-Chris Ranten, [9]; 2. 91M-Jackson Moffett, [1]; 3. 8H-Jade Hastings, [8]; 4. 10TRB-Bob Martin, [6]; 5. 1AJ-Trevor Mell, [4]; 6. (DNF) 26-Blake Egeland, [2]; 7. (DNF) 17B-Ryan Bickett, [3]; 8. (DNF) 13-Mark Dobmeier, [7]; 9. (DNF) 31-Shane Roemeling, [10]; 10. (DNF) 6N-Greg Nikitenko, [5] Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 82-Dusty Zomer, [4]; 2. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [1]; 3. 6-Zach Wilde, [6]; 4. 20G-Lee Grosz, [7]; 5. 8-Casey Mack, [5]; 6. 8C-Jack Croaker, [2]; 7. 14-Tom Egeland, [8]; 8. 2K-Kevin Ingle, [9]; 9. 4M-Cale Mack, [3] Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 2A-Austin Pierce, [3]; 2. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, [9]; 3. 13T-Ty Hanten, [2]; 4. 0-Nick Omdahl, [8]; 5. 99-Jordan Graham, [7]; 6. 24-Jon Sorenson, [1]; 7. 22-Tanner Wisk, [5]; 8. 3M-Marcus Rothenbacher, [4]; 9. 12-Brayden Pengilly, [6]

 

 

Westbrook and DeMan Win on Insta-Insulation Monster Mash Night

By Josh Gordon

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – Sept 8, 2017 – Cool September temperatures did not put a damper on Insta-Insulation Monster Mash Night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday as 42 sprint cars packed the pit area for the final races before the 13th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend. When the dust settled, it was Dylan Westbrook and Mack DeMan picking up feature wins. KOOL KIDZ/CORR-PAK 360 SPRINT CARS Dylan Westbrook found Victory Lane again with the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars. (Photo by Dale Calnan/image Factor Media). Cory Turner set the pace early in the 20-lap Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car feature as he jumped out to a lead over pole-sitter Tyler Hendricks.

Hendricks soon found himself skirmishing with Cory’s brother Ryan for second. The two engaged in a side-by-side battle for several laps, which prevented sixth-place starter and track champion Dylan Westbrook from moving into the top three.

On lap 8, Westbrook was finally able to sneak by Hendricks and Ryan Turner, and he immediately began to cut into Cory Turner’s sizeable lead.

Lapped traffic slowed Cory Turner, and by lap 10 Westbrook was already right on his tail. Westbrook expertly navigated the slowed cars by using a low line. He breezed by Turner coming out of turn 2 on lap 14 and cruised to rest of the way to pick up the win. STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS Mack DeMan claimed the victory with the Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars. (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media). A scramble start meant that B-Main winner Brian Nanticoke started on the pole for the 20-lap Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car feature. Nanticoke lined up next to Josh Shantz, who used his starting spot to his advantage, leading the first 17 laps.

Shantz’s lead was aided by three cautions in the first nine laps of the race. The yellows meant that he was able to hold off eight-place starter Mack DeMan, who had already moved up to second place.

On lap 17, after a long green flag run, DeMan flew by Shantz using the high side of the racetrack. Lapped traffic prevented any chance of a Shantz comeback in the final two laps as DeMan picked up the win.

Jesse McDonald, Hannah Ferrell, and Ryan Hunsinger fought tooth and nail for third place as Shantz and DeMan combatted for the lead. When checkered flew, McDonald edged Hunsinger for third. A broken nose wing cost Ferrell a shot at the podium, but she was still able to round out the top-five. MECHANICS RACES Two 12-lap mechanics races were run in each of the three weekly Ohsweken Speedway stock car divisions. Jesse McDonald and Kyle Magrin won the Middlesport Mechanical Thunder Stock races. Billy Schwartzenburg and Jeff Farnsworth were at the front of the pack when checkered flew in the two HRW Automotive features. Dustin Longboat and Archie DeBoer picked up victories in the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber mechanics races. MONSTER TRUCKS Monster Truck Overkill Evolution was the overall winner for the Monster Truck competition. (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media). Monster trucks Overkill Evolution, Anger Management, and Black Stallion put on a show in between the features, crushing cars in the infield and catching major airtime. The wheelie competition, monster truck races, and freestyle sessions ensured that no car was safe in the Ohsweken infield as all three monster trucks were on a mission to destroy everything in sight.

YouTube star Tanner Fox also dazzled in his first ever appearance in a monster truck. Fox demolished a number of cars with Black Stallion in the infield after his meet and greet with the Ohsweken Speedway fans at the beginning of the night. UP NEXT AT OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY The 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals is next weekend. The action gets started on Friday night with the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals. The night will feature a pair of 15 lap A-Features for the 360 Sprint Cars, plus the Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout, Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge, and the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Saturday night is the $12,000 to win Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, plus the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Scramble #2. OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY STATISTICAL REPORT July 21, 2017 Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada Insta-Insulation Monster Mash Night Total Entries – 42 ———————————————————– Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (15 entries)

A-Feature (20 laps –Time: 5:07.272) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (6); 2. 97 Cory Turner (2); 3. 38 Tyler Hendricks (1); 4. 91 Ryan Turner (3); 5. 10 Mitch Brown (8); 6. 14h Jim Huppunen (7); 7. 9 Steve Lyons (5); 8. 1-10 Jake Brown (10); 9. 80 Chris Steele (9); 10. 11 Jamie Turner (11); 11. 0c Cole Macdonald (12); 12. 6 Curtis Gartly (13); 13. 21 John Burbridge Jr. (4); 14. 21J John Burbridge Sr. (15); 15. 01k Mickey Kruchka (14); A-Feature Lap Leaders – Cory Turner 1-14, Dylan Westbrook 15-20; Hard Charger – Dylan Westbrook (+5 – 6th to 1st)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Time: 1:56.852) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 10b Mitch Brown, Brantford, ON (2); 2. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (1); 3. 14h Jim Huppunen, Fenwick, ON (3); 4. 47x Dylan Westbroook, Oakland, ON (6); 5. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford, ON (4); 6. 80 Chris Steele, St. Catharines, ON (7); 7. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford, ON (5); 8. 01k Mikey Kruchka, Hamilton, ON (8)

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Pain Court, ON (1); 2. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle, ON, (3); 3. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (2); 4. 21 John Burbridge, St. Williams, ON (7); 5. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (5); 6. 0c Cole Macdonald, Waterdown, ON (4); DNS 21 John Burbridge Sr., Simcoe, ON

———————————————————– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (27 entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – Time) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 4 Mack DeMan (8); 2. 18 Josh Shantz (2); 3. 88 Jesse McDonald (17); 4. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (7); 5. 8 Hannah Ferrell (3); 6. 68 Aaron Trukey (14); 7. 6m Eric McGlone (6); 8. 87x Shone Evans (11); 9. 1 Holly Porter (21); 10. 55 Mike Thorne (13); 11. 9c Brian Nanticoke (1); 12. 15 Dan Nanticoke (15); 13. 5d Jacob Dykstra (22); 14. 88h Josh Hansen (12); 15. 9 Paul Ballantyne (10); 16. 7 Caleb Wood (20); 17. 51 Trevor Young (18); 18. 38 Derek Miller (19); 19. 8h Matt Hill (9); DNF. 3x Lofton Schuts (5); DNF. 49h Jerry Hill (23); DNF. 29 Liam Martin (16); DNF. 18x Davey Boughton (4); DNS 5 DJ Christie; A-Feature Lap Leaders – Josh Shantz 1-17, Mack DeMan 18-20; Hard Charger – Jesse McDonald (+14 – 17th to 3rd)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Time: 2:03.772) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 87x Shone Evans, Scotland, ON, (1); 2. 29 Liam Martin, Binbrook, ON (3); 3. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville, ON (5); 4. 4 Mack DeMan, Mississauga, ON (7); 5. 6m Eric McGlone, Union, ON (9); 6. 38 Derek Miller, Ohsweken, ON (2); 7. 3x Lofton Shuts, Stoney Creek, ON, (4); 8. 8h Matt Hill, Ohsweken, ON (6); 9. 5 DJ Christie, Beachville, ON (8).

Klotz Automotive Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Time: 2:04.106) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi, ON, (1); 2. 5d Jacob Dykstra, Port Colborne, ON (2); 3. 18x Davey Boughton, Carlisle, ON, 4; 4. 18 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha, ON (8); 5. 15 Dan Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON (6); 6. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken, ON (7); 7. 9 Paul Ballantyne, Brantford, ON (3); 8. 19 Brandon Murrell, Gores Landing, ON (9); 9. 51 Trevor Young, Ancaster, ON (5).

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Time: 2:03.518) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 88 Jesse McDonald, Caledonia, ON, (2); 2. 43h Ryan Hunsinger, Stouffville, ON, (4); 3. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia, ON (3); 4. 8 Hannah Ferrell, Simcoe, ON (8); 5. 7 Caleb Wood, London, ON (1); 6. 88h Josh Hansen, Beamsville, ON (6); 7. 9c Brian Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON (5); 8. 44 Steve Day, Courtland, ON (7); DNF. 22 Allen Gilleta, St. Catharines, ON (9).

B-Feature (8 laps – Time: 3:04.174) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 9c Brian Nanticoke (3); 2. 9 Paul Ballantyne (2); 3. 8h Matt Hill (4); 4. 51 Trevor Young (8); 5. 5 DJ Christie (7); 6. 3x Lofton Schuts (1); 7. 19 Brandon Murrell (5); 8. 44 Steve Day (7). DNS. Allen Gilleta. Tickets Available Now! Advanced reserved seating tickets are on sale now for all of Ohsweken Speedway's 2017 major events, including the Northern Summer Nationals featuring Kyle Larson and Rico Abreu on July 24, the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Six Nations Showdown on July 25, the Triple Crown Showdown featuring Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds on August 24, and the 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals September 15-16 are on sale now! Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information. For the full 2017 schedule of events, click here.

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

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Thomas Makes it Four in 2017 With Jacksonville Win

Jacksonville, IL - Tyler Thomas took the win at Jacksonville Speedway for the Herb Barlow Memorial and claimed his fourth win of 2017. Thomas' Barlow win is the 10th of his POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League career.

Starting outside of row two, Thomas charged to the front and took the lead from Holly Shelton on lap seven. Followed by Nick Knepper, the duo led the charge towards lap traffic as Logan Seavey worked into the top three. With 12 laps in, the first caution appeared as Colten Cottle ended up spun off turn two. Leading the field back to green, Thomas set a torrid pace, while Knepper fended off Seavey. With 18 laps in the books, Seavey overcame Knepper for second, only to have the red come out one lap later after Terry Babb flipped from making contact with the outside wall in turn one.

With 19 laps completed, the field restarted and the hard charging Zach Daum moved his way into the top three on lap 20. Daum started 15th after engine troubles in the heat race caused him not to finish. With seven laps to go, Brayton Lynch tipped over exiting turn four, causing the action to slow. On the restart with Thomas still in control, havoc broke loose exiting turn four coming to the completion of lap 21 as Nick Knepper took a wild ride, involving Gage Walker and Jake Neuman.

Returning to racing, Thomas held off Seavey and eventual third place finisher, Spencer Bayston to claim victory. Zeb Wise took fourth with rookie Aidan RoosEvans snagging fifth, a career-best.

"This thing is unreal," said Tyler Thomas. "First of all, thanks to Jacksonville Speedway for giving us another badass racing surface like we always have out here. That was pretty fun. I've got to thank my dad, Duane Moore, Bobby, Adam, and Courtney Barth, my mom, without all of them I wouldn't be here right now. This Spike Esslinger is bad fast. This is awesome. Hopefully we can get another one tomorrow."

"The feature actually went a lot better than I thought it would," commented Logan Seavey. "I didn't feel all that comfortable and then fell back to fourth in the beginning and then raced back up to second and raced with Tyler Thomas there for a bit. He just got the best of us and we ended up second. Obviously capitalize with running second on a night like tonight with Daum having a flat tire, we're going to gain some points. We'll go onto Spoon River tomorrow."

"We just didn't get up far enough in our heat and that put us starting deeper in the feature than we wanted to, but was able to battle our way up to third there," stated Spencer Bayston. "The car was a little tight on the cushion and we kind of stalled out there. I had to try to find out what would make our car work the best and then there at the end a couple of cars dropped out and we more so inherited third. We didn't have a winning car, but we're fortunate enough to roll it home third.

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 55 - NICK KNEPPER, Heat 2: 57 - GAGE WALKER, Heat 3: 5C - COLTEN COTTLE, Heat 4: 4A - LOGAN SEAVEY

Toyota Semi Feature Winner: 71K - TANNER CARRICK

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 91T - TYLER THOMAS

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 91T - TYLER THOMAS 2. 4A - LOGAN SEAVEY 3. 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON 4. 39 - ZEB WISE 5. 6A - AIDAN ROOSEVANS 6. 22 - ANDY MALPOCKER 7. 1K - BRAYTON LYNCH 8. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT 9. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 10. 5C - COLTEN COTTLE 11. 3B - SHELBY BOSIE 12. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 13. 57 - GAGE WALKER 14. 5D - ZACH DAUM 15. 55 - NICK KNEPPER 16. 53 - AARON SCHUCK 17. 37X - TERRY BABB 18. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 19. 09 - ROBBY MCQUINN 20. F5 - BROC HUNNELL 21. 57D - DANIEL ROBINSON 22. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON

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Michael Kofoid Scores Again at Civil War Series pres. By Flowmaster Season Finale

Andy Forsberg Claims 10th Career Series Championship

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Chico, CA, )- Wednesday night in Chico, CA, Michael Kofoid backed up his Johnny Key Classic win by scoring top honors during the Civil War Series Pres. By Flomaster’s 2017 season finale event that opened up the 64th Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions. While Kofoid enjoyed victory lane, Andy Forsberg would officially be crowned the series champion for the 10th time in his career.

While he was credited with leading all 30 laps on Wednesday night, Kofoid would be tested on numerous restarts by some of the state’s top talent, though he never blinked and picked off his second career series win.

Leading the field to green alongside Mitchell Faccinto, Kofoid was extremely strong on the Silver Dollar Speedway ¼ mile. With pre feature event track prep creating a quick surface in the early goings of the race, Kofoid opened up a sizeable lead during an 18-lap green flag run.

Following the race’s first stoppage, second running Mitchell Faccinto would come to a stop on the back stretch on the ensuing restart, and Willie Croft would move into the second position and offer Kofoid his first test.

When the green flag waived, Croft would make a bid for the lead and pass Kofoid, but the Penngrove, CA youngster would have none of it as he countered only to see Shane Golobic and Bud Kaeding enter the picture and take their own shot at the race lead.

A very entertaining three laps would bring the crowd to their feet until the caution was again needed on lap 21 as Willie Croft would endure a part failure that forced him to slide through the infield.

The next restart would see Bud Kaeding make a big move from third spot to overtake the race lead, but as fate would have it the caution would waive immediately and negate his efforts.

Following one final caution on lap 24, both Golobic and Kaeding would each take shots at Kofoid initially, but the 15 –year-old standout would stay composed as he raced his way to score the exciting win.

Kaeding would hang on for second, as Golobic would finish third to round out the podium.

Sean Becker ran fourth followed by Cory Eliason, DJ Netto, Andy Forsberg, Justin Sanders, Micahel Ing, and Mitchell Faccinto would round out the Top-10.

Wednesday night would mark the conclusion of the 2017 Civil War Series pres. By Folwmaster schedule and following the race, Andy Forsberg was officially crowned the series champion for the 10th time in his career.

A total of 44 cars checked into the pit area for the finale, and it was Mitchell Faccinto kicking the night off with the fastest lap of the night in qualifying time trials.

Four heat races were ran to open the night up with Andy Forsberg, Michael Kofoid, Bud Kaeding, and DJ Netto each taking home victories.

Rowdy McClennon won the night’s C Main event, as Geoff Ensign won the ‘B’ and moved into the feature event along with Michael Ing, Kyle Hirst, Billy Wallace, Nathan Rolfe, and Chase Majdic.

ON TAP: The 2017 Civil War Series pres. By Flowmaster season has come to a close.

2017 WINNERS: Shane Golobic (March 11th Silver Dollar Speedway), Andy Forsberg (March 31st Silver Dollar Speedway), Andy Forsberg (May 27th Marysville Raceway), Kyle Hirst (May 28th Silver Dollar Speedway), Andy Forsberg (July 1st Marysville Raceway), Kyle Hirst (July 14th Ocean Speedway), Michael Kofoid (August 12th Ocean Speedway), Michael Kofoid (Sept. 6th Silver Dollar Speedway).

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. For more information on Flowmaster, please visit www.flowmastermufflers.com.

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 360ci 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 2017, the Civil War Sprint Car Series will host 9 events at 4 different tracks around California.

 

 

CUMMINS - TWICE THE EXCITEMENT AT TRI-STATE

Haubstadt, IN - Sept. 3, 2017 - Kyle Cummins of Princeton, IN,
captured Sunday night’s 30 lap feature event for the Hoosier Tire
Midwest Sprint Car Series. It was not an easy task and his effort
produced twice the excitement. Cummins lined up thirteenth in the
20 car field. He became involved in a first lap incident involving
three cars that were exiting turn three. All three restarted at the
tail. All three would fight their way back to post top ten
finishes. But Cummins did not stop in his progression past cars
until he took the lead with 2 laps to go.

The completed “Labor Day Weekend Challenge” more than lived up to its
promise. Kyle Cummins delivered on that promise of excitement with
an all out effort and collected the $3,000 check for the Rock Steady
Racing team and owner Hank Byram. The run also earned Cummins the
contingency award as the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the
Race.

Briscoe Motorsports driver Thomas Meseraull started on the pole for
the feature and would lead throughout. Lap after lap Max McGhee took
up the challenge. The two sped away as Donny Brackett worked on a
possible third place finish. McGhee had to give up the chase after
losing his brakes. Brackett’s car ran out of fuel with 2 laps to go.
The top five changed.

Meseraull would finish second by a .6 of a second having proved that
he was the one you had to beat in order to win. MSCS Points leader
Brady Short moved up to third. Carson Short was fourth in his
return to MSCS competition after being injured on August 5th.
Jarett Andretti completed the race in fifth despite a mid race stop
in the work area.

Chase Stockon was sixth and was the last car scored on the lead lap.
Brian Karraker, Aric Gentry, Chet Williams, and Brandon Mattox
rounded out the top ten. Jadon Rogers collected the Wilwood Tuff
Brakes Award with an 11th place finish.

Heat Race Winners included Carson Short, James Lyerla, and Max
McGhee. Chase Stockon won the B Main. There were some unfortunate
moments. Brian Wallace flipped his sprint against the wall on the
backstretch during the B. Ben Knight flipped his car in turn two
halfway through the A Main.

The next event for the MSCS Sprint Cars will be the Haubstadt Hustler
which is scheduled for Saturday September 16th. This event is
co-sanctioned by USAC and MSCS. The best of the best will be
competing for the $10,000 to win. This year an extra $2,500 in Bonus
Money will be presented to the feature winner by Unique Breedz Inc.

The UMP Open Wheel Modifieds also competed during this racing
program. Clay Lane raced his 25C modified to victory in the 25 lap
feature which paid $1,000 to win. It was the Fort Branch, Indiana,
driver’s first win. He also won the first heat race. Dave Beck
placed second in the feature with Matt Hines, Tyler Weiss, and Dustin
Beck rounding out the top five.

Stan Beadles set the fastest time in group qualifying with a lap of
15.926 seconds. Matt Lane and Dave Beck took the second and third
heats. Roger Jackson led the B Main competitors in posting the win.
Twenty of the twenty six drivers present transferred to and started
the feature.

The UMP Open Wheel Modifieds will return in two weeks. They will be
competing on Saturday September 16th during the Haubstadt Hustler.
That night an extra $2500 cash has been posted for the modified A
Main winner by Unique Breedz.

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

SUMMARY
Tri-State Speedway’s “Labor Day Weekend Challenge”
Haubstadt, IN
September 3, 2017

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series:
(25 Entries)
Overall Fastest Qualifier - 17M Max McGhee, 13.878

First Heat - 21 Carson Short, 5 Thomas Meseraull, 38 Chet Williams, 18
Jarett Andretti,
_________ 3R Kyle Cummins, 32 Chase Stockon, 10 Aric Gentry, 27 Brian
Wallace,
_________ 37 Gabe Griffith
Second Heat - 11 James Lyerla, 4B Donny Brackett, 14 Jadon Rogers, 23
Brian Karraker,
___________ 17 Kendall Ruble, 2J Jeff Pritchett, 45 Eric Perrott, 61m
Stephen Schnapf
Third Heat - 17M Max McGhee, 28 Brandon Mattox, 11P Brady Short, 45K Ben
Knight,
__________ 36 Collin Ambrose, 24 Nate McMillin, 5K Kent Schmidt, 41 Jim
Shelton
B Main - 32 Chase Stockon, 10 Aric Gentry, 24 Nate McMillin, 5K Kent Schmidt,
_______ 2J Jeff Pritchett, 41 Jim Shelton, 45 Eric Perrott, 37 Gabe Griffith,
_______ 27 Brian Wallace, 61m Stephen Schnapf ( DNS)

Feature (30 Laps) - 3R Kyle Cummins, 5 Thomas Meseraull, 11P Brady Short,
_______________ 21 Carson Short, 18 Jarett Andretti, 32 Chase Stockon,
_______________ 23 Brian Karraker, 10 Aric Gentry, 38 Chet Williams,
_______________ 28 Brandon Mattox, 14 Jadon Rogers, 24 Nate McMillin,
_______________ 11 James Lyerla, 36 Collin Ambrose, 4B Donny Brackett,
_______________ 17M Max McGhee, 45K Ben Knight, 17 Kendall Ruble,
_______________ 5K Kent Schmidt, 2J Jeff Pritchett


 

 

Hickle, Crum and Forler Score NSA Series and ASCS Frontier Region Wins During 23rd annual Montana Round Up at Electric City

Inside Line Promotions - GREAT FALLS, Mont. (Sept. 4, 2017) - Parity was the theme of the weekend at Electric City Speedway, which hosted the 23 rd annual Montana Round Up.

J.J. Hickle, Chance Crum and Logan Forler were the feature winners of the NSA Series and ASCS Frontier Region tripleheader with Forler accumulating the most overall points to be crowned the event champion out of more than 30 competitors. Crum placed second in points and Hickle third as the top three earned bonus money.

Not only was there a new face in Victory Lane each night, most races showcased fresh winners. Nine different drivers were victorious during the dozen heat races on the weekend and a different driver picked up the win in the four B Mains at the event. Additionally, only six of the 19 total races - 12 heat races, four B Mains and three A Mains - on the weekend were won by the polesitter and seven races were claimed by drivers starting on the third row or further back.

The action began on Friday when Trever Kirkland, NSA Series points leader Casey Adams, David Miller and Forler each recorded a heat race triumph before Jeremy McCune won the B Main.

Hickle then maneuvered from sixth to record his fourth NSA Series feature victory of the season with eighth-starting Sean MacDonell placing second. ASCS Frontier Region points leader David Hoiness ended third with Forler powering from 11th to fourth and Kelly Miller rounding out the top five.

The bullring hosted Round 2 on Saturday with Kirkland, Crum, Mindy McCord and Adams registering heat race wins before Bill Boyce and Nick Tresmaker posted B Main triumphs.

Crum charged from eighth to earn his second career NSA Series feature win with Forler ending in the runner-up position. McCord placed third with Kelly Miller fourth and 11th-starting Chris Schmelzle fifth.

The event concluded on Sunday when Hoiness, David Miller, Steve Reeves and Hickle captured heat race victories and Tom Watts garnered the B Main win after starting 10th.

Forler rallied from his seventh starting position to wrap up the weekend with a trip to the Winner's Circle during the A Main. Crum finished second with Kelly Miller charging from 18th to third. Bill Boyce placed fourth and Hickle was fifth.

The NSA Series will return to action on Sept. 15-16 at BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., for the Dan Laber Memorial. The event will be co-sanctioned with the ASCS Frontier Region.

NSA SERIES RACE REPORT: Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on Sept. 1, 2017 -

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 3-J.J. Hickle (6); 2. 9-Sean MacDonell (8); 3. 27DD-David Hoiness (3); 4. 2L-Logan Forler (11); 5. 2JR-Kelly Miller (7); 6. 23N-Chance Crum (5); 7. 12A-Casey Adams (10); 8. 37-Trever Kirkland (4); 9. 12-Jerry Brey (15); 10. 1-Bill Boyce (13); 11. 35M-Cody Masse (20); 12. 33-Robert DeHaan (14); 13. 22M-Brett McGhie (19); 14. 4J-Jeremy McCune (17); 15. 2-James Setters (16); 16. 38B-Brian Brown (9); 17. 5R-Steve Reeves (12); 18. (DNF) 3M-Jordan Milne (18); 19. (DNF) 23-Nick Tresmaker (2); 20. (DNF) 16-David Miller (1).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 4J-Jeremy McCune (5); 2. 3M-Jordan Milne (1); 3. 22M-Brett McGhie (2); 4. 35M-Cody Masse (6); 5. 31-Shane Moore (7); 6. 14-Rob Orgar (4); 7. 25-Jason Cote (3); 8. 4N-Leroy Brush JR (11); 9. 3A-Shane Ainscough (8); 10. (DNF) 24-Ivan Irwin (14); 11. (DNF) 00-Roger Cummings (10); 12. (DNF) 6-Tom Watts (9); 13. (DNF) 4P-Cliff Jr Nelson (12); (DNS) 81-Daren Smith.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 37-Trever Kirkland (2); 2. 12-Jerry Brey (1); 3. 2JR-Kelly Miller (5); 4. 5R-Steve Reeves (6); 5. 1-Bill Boyce (8); 6. 31-Shane Moore (4); 7. 4N-Leroy Brush JR (3); 8. 3A-Shane Ainscough (7).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 12A-Casey Adams (1); 2. 9-Sean MacDonell (3); 3. 23N-Chance Crum (8); 4. 38B-Brian Brown (7); 5. 22M-Brett McGhie (5); 6. 35M-Cody Masse (6); 7. 6-Tom Watts (4); 8. 4P-Cliff Jr Nelson (2).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 16-David Miller (2); 2. 2-James Setters (1); 3. 23-Nick Tresmaker (6); 4. 33-Robert DeHaan (5); 5. 14-Rob Orgar (4); 6. 25-Jason Cote (7); (DNS) 81-Daren Smith.

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 2L-Logan Forler (1); 2. 3-J.J. Hickle (5); 3. 27DD-David Hoiness (6); 4. 3M-Jordan Milne (3); 5. 4J-Jeremy McCune (4); 6. 00-Roger Cummings (2); 7. (DNF) 24-Ivan Irwin (7).

NSA SERIES RACE REPORT: Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on Sept. 2, 2017 -

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 23N-Chance Crum (8); 2. 2L-Logan Forler (3); 3. 11-Mindy McCord (1); 4. 2JR-Kelly Miller (6); 5. 57C-Chris Schmelzle (11); 6. 3-J.J. Hickle (13); 7. 1-Bill Boyce (17); 8. 12A-Casey Adams (5); 9. 16-David Miller (2); 10. 12H-Jerry Brey (12); 11. 37-Trever Kirkland (7); 12. 5R-Steve Reeves (16); 13. 81-Daren Smith (20); 14. 9-Sean MacDonell (4); 15. 33-Robert DeHaan (10); 16. 97-Matthew Dusseault (9); 17. 00-Roger Cummings (15); 18. 3M-Jordan Milne (19); 19. (DNF) 27DD-David Hoiness (14); 20. (DNF) 23-Nick Tresmaker (18).

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 1-Bill Boyce (2); 2. 3M-Jordan Milne (4); 3. 2-James Setters (5); 4. 6-Tom Watts (7); 5. 4N-Leroy Brush JR (8); 6. 25-Jason Cote (1); 7. (DNF) 14-Rob Orgar (6); 8. (DNF) 4J-Cliff Jr Nelson (3); (DNS) 3A-Shane Ainscough.

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 23-Nick Tresmaker (3); 2. 81-Daren Smith (2); 3. 35M-Cody Masse (1); 4. 22M-Brett McGhie (6); 5. 38B-Bryan Brown (4); 6. 54-Chris Ochs (7); 7. 24-Ivan Irwin (8); 8. 31-Shane Moore (5); 9. 77-Damon McCune (9).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 37-Trever Kirkland (1); 2. 2JR-Kelly Miller (5); 3. 16-David Miller (8); 4. 81-Daren Smith (2); 5. 4J-Cliff Jr Nelson (3); 6. 25-Jason Cote (7); 7. 2-James Setters (6); 8. (DNF) 31-Shane Moore (9); 9. (DNF) 77-Damon McCune (4).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 23N-Chance Crum (1); 2. 2L-Logan Forler (6); 3. 27DD-David Hoiness (2); 4. 12H-Jerry Brey (4); 5. 3M-Jordan Milne (3); 6. 1-Bill Boyce (7); 7. 22M-Brett McGhie (5); 8. 6-Tom Watts (8); 9. 54-Chris Ochs (9).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 11-Mindy McCord (8); 2. 33-Robert DeHaan (2); 3. 00-Roger Cummings (1); 4. 97-Matthew Dusseault (6); 5. 23-Nick Tresmaker (3); 6. 35M-Cody Masse (7); 7. 14-Rob Orgar (5); 8. 3A-Shane Ainscough (4).

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 12A-Casey Adams (2); 2. 9-Sean MacDonell (8); 3. 5R-Steve Reeves (1); 4. 3-J.J. Hickle (4); 5. 57C-Chris Schmelzle (7); 6. 38B-Bryan Brown (5); 7. 4N-Leroy Brush JR (3); 8. 24-Ivan Irwin (6).

NSA SERIES RACE REPORT: Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on Sept. 3, 2017 -

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 2L-Logan Forler (7); 2. 23N-Chance Crum (5); 3. 2JR-Kelly Miller (18); 4. 1B-Bill Boyce (4); 5. 3-J.J. Hickle (6); 6. 12H-Jerry Brey (2); 7. 27DD-David Hoiness (9); 8. 38B-Bryan Brown (14); 9. 16-David Miller (10); 10. 23-Nick Tresmaker (16); 11. 12A-Casey Adams (1); 12. 3M-Jordan Milne (20); 13. 81-Daren Smith (8); 14. 9-Sean MacDonell (11); 15. 5R-Steve Reeves (3); 16. 31-Shane Moore (13); 17. 37-Trever Kirkland (15); 18. 4N-Leroy Brush JR (12); 19. 6-Tom Watts (17); 20. (DNF) 77-Damon McCune (19).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 6-Tom Watts (10); 2. 2JR-Kelly Miller (5); 3. 77-Damon McCune (8); 4. 3M-Jordan Milne (1); 5. 57C-Chris Schmelzle (6); 6. 97-Matthew Dusseault (2); 7. 2-James Setters (7); 8. 22M-Brett McGhie (4); 9. 54-Chris Ochs (11); 10. 11-Mindy McCord (3); 11. 35M-Cody Masse (9); 12. 25-Jason Cote (12); 13. 14-Rob Orgar (13); (DNS) 3A-Shane Ainscough.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 27DD-David Hoiness (1); 2. 2L-Logan Forler (3); 3. 23N-Chance Crum (8); 4. 97-Matthew Dusseault (2); 5. 11-Mindy McCord (4); 6. 22M-Brett McGhie (5); 7. 57C-Chris Schmelzle (7); 8. 54-Chris Ochs (6).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 16-David Miller (1); 2. 12A-Casey Adams (7); 3. 31-Shane Moore (3); 4. 1B-Bill Boyce (8); 5. 23-Nick Tresmaker (5); 6. 35M-Cody Masse (2); 7. 6-Tom Watts (4); 8. 25-Jason Cote (6).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 5R-Steve Reeves (7); 2. 81-Daren Smith (3); 3. 9-Sean MacDonell (4); 4. 4N-Leroy Brush JR (6); 5. 2-James Setters (2); 6. 14-Rob Orgar (1); (DNS) 3A-Shane Ainscough.

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 3-J.J. Hickle (3); 2. 12H-Jerry Brey (4); 3. 38B-Bryan Brown (2); 4. 2JR-Kelly Miller (1); 5. 37-Trever Kirkland (6); 6. 3M-Jordan Milne (7); 7. 77-Damon McCune (5).

2017 FEATURE WINNERS -

J.J. Hickle - 4 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on July 14 and Sept. 1; BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., on July 15 and Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on July 22); Casey Adams - 2 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on May 19 and Aug. 11); Chance Crum - 2 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on Aug. 12 and Sept. 2); Travis Rilat - 2 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on May 20 and BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., on June 17); and Logan Forler - 1 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on Sept. 3).

UP NEXT -

Sept. 15-16 at BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., for the Dan Laber Memorial

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BMPSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NSASeries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NSASeries

NORTH-AMERICAN SPEED ASSOCIATION -

The North-American Speed Association is a 360ci winged sprint car series that dates back to the mid-1990s. NSA Founder Mike Quigley, who is a former sprint car driver and the current owner at BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., established the series to hold marquee events throughout the West Coast, Western Canada and Montana.

TRACKS -

BMP SPEEDWAY (Billings, Mont.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval. The track hosts weekly racing from the middle of May through late September. For more information, visit http://www.BMPSpeedway.com.

CASTROL RACEWAY (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) - It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile track. It showcases weekly racing and special events from May through October. For more information, visit http://www.CastrolRaceway.com.

CENTRAL WASHINGTON STATE FAIR RACEWAY (Yakima, Wash.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile clay oval located at the Central Washington State Fairgrounds. The track only hosts special events each year.

ELECTRIC CITY SPEEDWAY (Great Falls, Mont.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/10-mile oval that was built in the early 1950s. The facility showcases weekly events from late April until early September. For more information, visit http://www.ElectricCitySpeedway.com .

SKAGIT SPEEDWAY (Alger, Wash.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/10-mile track that was established in 1954. The oval puts on weekly events from April through September every season. For more information, visit http://www.SkagitSpeedway.com.

 

 

Rob Lindsey Wins WSS Iron Man Wingless Challenge At Coos Bay

By Ben Deatherage Coos Bay, Oregon- The Wingless Sprint Series would pay their one and only visit to Coos Bay Speedway on Saturday, September 2nd. The track would put on the Iron Man Wingless Challenge and would see a good car count at the coastal venue. Seventeen teams from the states of Oregon, Washington, and California would be in attendance.

Rob Lindsey managed to best the field when the final flag would drop. It is the third win of the season for the Sherwood driver and his second in a row. Lindsay Barney, from Eagle Creek, was second followed by Salem's Tim Alberding in third. The balance of the top five would consist of two Washington drivers. Pat Canfield, of Arial, got fourth and behind him, in fifth, was Burlington chauffeur Ryan Cully.

Atascadero, California ace Ryan Stolz was fastest in qualifying while Hody O'Dell got the job done in the trophy dash. Heat race winners were O'Dell and Lindsay Barney.

The Wingless Sprint Series head to Sunset Speedway Park on Saturday, September 9th for their final race of the 2017 season. The champion will officially be crowned at the end of the night and it should be another action packed race. Be sure and visit wingless.nwextremeseries.com for the latest stories, news, points, and more regarding the Wingless Sprint Series. Also, check out the series on Facebook by visiting “Wingless Sprint Series” or “Northwest Wingless Tour” and clicking “Like”.

Race Results: Iron Man Wingless Challenge Wingless Sprint Series Race #12 Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 Coos Bay Speedway Coos Bay, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 23-Rob Lindsey, ; 2. 57-Lindsay Barney, ; 3. 52-Tim Alberding, ; 4. 25-Pat Canfield, ; 5. 21J-Ryan Cully, ; 6. 63-Ryan Stolz, ; 7. 3-Dave May, ; 8. 4D-Cooper Desbiens, ; 9. 7-Gary Lynch, ; 10. 15-Mike Crawford, ; 11. 50-Brad Rhodes, ; 12. 8H-Lance Hallmark, ; 13. 27W-Guy Weedman, ; 14. 26-Timothy Kennedy, ; 15. 99-Lawrence VanHoof, ; 16. 14-Robert O'Neil, ; 17. 11M-Hody O'Dell,

Dash: 1. 11M-Hody O'Dell, ; 2. 8H-Lance Hallmark, ; 3. 57-Lindsay Barney, ; 4. 23-Rob Lindsey, ; 5. 52-Tim Alberding, ; 6. 63-Ryan Stolz,

Heat 1: 1. 11M-Hody O'Dell, ; 2. 63-Ryan Stolz, ; 3. 52-Tim Alberding, ; 4. 25-Pat Canfield, ; 5. 3-Dave May, ; 6. 21J-Ryan Cully, ; 7. 27W-Guy Weedman, ; 8. 99-Lawrence VanHoof, ; 9. 26-Timothy Kennedy,

Heat 2: 1. 57-Lindsay Barney, ; 2. 8H-Lance Hallmark, ; 3. 23-Rob Lindsey, ; 4. 50-Brad Rhodes, ; 5. 7-Gary Lynch, ; 6. 15-Mike Crawford, ; 7. 14-Robert O'Neil, ; 8. 4D-Cooper Desbiens,

Qualifying: 1. 63-Ryan Stolz, ; 2. 23-Rob Lindsey, ; 3. 52-Tim Alberding, ; 4. 57-Lindsay Barney, ; 5. 11M-Hody O'Dell, ; 6. 8H-Lance Hallmark, ; 7. 99-Lawrence VanHoof, ; 8. 7-Gary Lynch, ; 9. 25-Pat Canfield, ; 10. 4D-Cooper Desbiens, ; 11. 21J-Ryan Cully, ; 12. 15-Mike Crawford, ; 13. 27W-Guy Weedman, ; 14. 50-Brad Rhodes, ; 15. 3-Dave May, ; 16. 14-Robert O'Neil, ; 17. 26-Timothy Kennedy

 

 

CALEB HELMS EARNS $10,000 FOR 1st EVER ARCTIC CAT ALL STAR VICTORY DURING NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY'S PETE JACOBS MEMORIAL; MOORE CRUISES TO 2nd WIN

Orrville, Ohio

Sunday, September 3, 2017

By Tyler Altmeyer & Mike Swanger

Finally etching his name in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions history books, Findlay's Caleb Helms is an Arctic Cat All Star main event winner, earning $10,000 during the annual Pete Jacobs Memorial at NAPA Wayne County Speedway. The victory, undoubtedly the largest payday of his young career, was a 1st ever during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition.

The pilot of the Big Jerk Premium Jerky/Helms and Sons Excavating/Ferguson/Tommy Tire Sales/#17 charged from the inside of row five to claim his spot on top of the feature podium, withstanding multiple charges from former Arctic Cat All Star champion, Tim Shaffer and Cole Duncan during the closing circuits.

"Man... I'm really happy to be here, " Caleb Helms said with relief in victory lane. "I couldn't have done it without my family, my dad, my grandpa, my wife, my boys. I've been believing I could be here. It has been a long time coming it feels like, but I'm so happy we are finally here."

Joey Saldana and Chad Kemenah led the feature field to green on Sunday night at NAPA Wayne County Speedway as Saldana earned the early advantage, leading Kemenah and Danny Mumaw by the flag stand for the 1st time. Five cautions interrupted the first eight circuits of the 35 lap main event. During that time, Saldana remained in control, keeping the tight battle for second through fourth Helms, Mumaw and Kemenah in his rear view mirror. During the lap eight restart, Mumaw, who worked by Helms the circuit prior, drove under Saldana for the lead in turn one. Despite Saldana's attempt to retake the top spot in turns three and four with a slide job, Mumaw maintained in command. All momentum would soon be lost once again as the caution flag reappeared on lap nine. Mumaw led the feature field back to green with Saldana right on his tail tank. the Wooster driver attempted to run away from the field, but Saldana never allowed it, keeping just a few car lengths between himself and Mumaw. As the pair reached the back of the field, Mumaw's lead diminished completely, soon finding himself on the back bumper of lapped traffic with Saldana on his heels. Unfortunately for Mumaw, his lead would end in traffic as contact with a lapped car sent him skating into the infield off of the back stretch and also collecting Saldana. Helms, who battled his way into third just before the incident, inherited the top spot.

Green flag conditions returned with Helms now in control over Shaffer and Cole Duncan. Utilizing the very top side of the speedway, Helms was able to maintain momentum over the other front runners, but not without some added pressure from the "Steel City Outlaw" Tim Shaffer. When Helms and Shaffer entered traffic on lap 25, the gap between the two disappeared completely, battling nearly side by side for 4 circuits from laps 26 to 29. Luckily for Helms, caution flags flew once again, ultimately setting up a clear track and clean air the remaining distance.

"That late caution definitely helped us," Caleb Helms explained. "I felt like we were finally starting to hit stride. I was able to get my wing back a little bit further and figure out where I needed to enter the corners. Andy Potter did a great job with this car. We keep learning night in and night out."

In the Lowes Super Stock feature, Charlie Duncan would set the pace for the opening 6 laps from his pole position, but mechanical issues with the #16 on lap seven ended Duncan's run. Up until that point, it was a multi car battle for second as Mansfield's Kyle Moore had moved into that position on lap two with track champion Bob Daugherty, Paul Holmes, Trae Schonauer, John Wilson, Todd Werntz and Jordan James all dueling for top five positioning. During the caution for Duncan, Schoenauer developed a flat tire and went to the pits to change it. Driving the Kryptonite Race Cars/Keller Flooring/ Tim Arnold Motorsports #11, Moore would start to expand his lead as the competition started to weed it self out as Daugherty would pull off on lap 12 and two circuits later, James would pull into the infield. Moore had stretched his lead out to almost a straight away ahead of Wilson, who had taken second from Daugherty on the lap seven restart. Holmes was in third as Werntz and Jim Nicely battled back and forth for the 4th position. As the checkered flag waved, Moore went to the Summit Racing victory lane for the second time this season at 'Orrville's Historic Oval' with Wilson in second followed by Holmes, Werntz and Nicely. Heat winners were Wilson, Moore and Daugherty.

The next action at NAPA Wayne County Speedway will be on Friday and Saturday, September 22nd & 23rd for the 5th annual Ohio Dirt Blow out. Go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com for more information on this event. The Arctic Cat All Stars will return on Saturday, October 7th to end the racing season at NAPA WCS.

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS

Saturday, September 3, 2017

ARCTIC CAT ALL STAR CIRCUIT of CHAMPIONS

Heat 1 Cale Conley, Ryan Smith, Lee Jacobs, Max Stambaugh, Trevor Baker, John Garvin, Jordan Mackison, Roger Campbell, Brad Lamberson

Heat 2 T J Michael, Cole Duncan, Tim Shaffer, Brandon Wimmer, Andrew Palker, George Hobaugh, Steve Butler, Brent Matus, Jordan Harble

Heat 3 Joey Saldana, Danny Mumaw, Travis Philo, Dale Blaney, Brad Haudenschild, Brandon Matus, Clay Riney, Tyler Esh

Heat 4 Chad Kemenah, Caleb Helms, Caleb Armstrong, Brandon Spithaler, Ryan Broughton, Hunter Mackison, Troy Kingan

Dash 1 Joey Saldana, Danny Mumaw, Caleb Helms, Cole Duncan, T J Michael

Dash 2 Chad Kemenah, Cale Conley, Tim Shaffer, Ryan Smith, Dale Blaney

B- Main Tyler Esh, Brandon Matus, Jordan Mackison, George Hobaugh, Steve Butler, John Gavin, Roger Campbell, Brad Lamberson, Brent Matus, Hunter Mackison, Jordan Harble, Troy Kingan, Clay Riney

A- Main Caleb Helms, Tim Shaffer, Cole Duncan, Chad Kemenah, Cale Conley, Caleb Armstrong, Ryan Smith, Lee Jacobs, Andrew Palker, Dale Blaney, Brandon Wimmer, Tyler Esh, Ryan Broughton, Trevor Baker, Brandon Spithaler, T J Michael, Max Stambaugh, Joey Saldana, Danny Mumaw, Brandon Matus, Travis Philo, Jordan Mackison, Steve Butler, Brad Haudenschild, George Hobaugh

Matt Smith (MAS Race Promotions) Australian Pursuit Jordan Harble, Brad Haudenschild, Caleb Helms, Lee Jacobs, Cale Conley, Max Stambaugh, Tyler Esh, Jordan Mackison, Caleb Armstrong, Clay Riney

LOWES SUPER STOCKS

Heat 1 John Wilson, Jordan James, Paul Holmes, Gary Hensel Jr., Brandon Welker, Don Rutt, Chris Albright, Rishard Grogg, Jarret Rendel

Heat 2 Kyle Moore, Jim Nicely, Todd Werntz, Mike Rose, Eric Eicholtz, Paul McVicker, Bob Fry, Ryan Ambrose, Ryan Tope

Heat 3 Bob Daugherty, Charlie Duncan, Trae Schonauer, Tyler Nicely, Tim Coen, Jamie Gibbs, Todd Gallion, Gary McGregor dns

B- Main Paul McVicker, Chris Albright, Richard Grogg, Jamie Gibbs, Ryan Ambrose, Don Rutt, Bob Fry dns, Todd Gallion dns, Jarret Rendel dns, Ryan Tope dns, Gary McGregor dns

Feature Kyle Moore, John Wilson, Paul Holmes, Todd Werntz, Jim Nicely, Eric Eicholtz, Chris Albright, Tyler Nicely, Trae Schonauer, Richard Grogg, Jamie Gibbs, Don Rutt, Jordan James, Bob Daugherty, Charlie Duncan, Mike Rose, Paul McVicker, Tim Coen, Brandon Welker, Gary Hensel Jr.

 

 

Henry gets thrilling FAST win at Waynesfield

By Brian Liskai

WAYNESFIELD, OH. – Cap Henry took the lead at the white flag at Waynesfield Raceway Park Sunday in a thrilling All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics feature and drove to his second victory of 2017. Henry, who started 10th in the 30 lap feature, executed a perfect “slider” on Cale Thomas in turns three and four for the victory.

“This team doesn’t have a lot of money. But they work hard and are dedicated and I can’t thank them enough for the opportunity,” said Henry of his Lane Racing, Metropolitan Landscaping, Kistler Engines backed #4.

Not to be out done, the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro competitors also put on a fantastic show for the huge crowd. Fremont, Ohio’s John Ivy took the lead from Nate Dussel in heavy lapped traffic at the half way point of the 25 lap feature and then held off repeated challenges from Dussel to score his sixth overall win of 2017.

“My brother Scott, Guy, Ron…they have this thing pretty darn good. It was awesome on the bottom tonight. This is for my daughter Jamy who celebrates her birthday tomorrow,” said Ivy beside his CN Construction Supplies; Ginnever Trucking; Sonny’s Machine & Welding; Kistler Racing Products; North Coast Asphalt, Rohr Lawn Care; Mr. Appliance; MRE; Sipes Oceola Garage; Dave Story Equipment; L&R Farms; S&S Racing: Kercher Engines; Linder’s Speed Equipment; Tiffany’s Furniture; Seagate Sandblasting; Keller Hardware; Johnson Hunting & Fishing backed machine.

In the Great Lakes Super Sprints/NRA Sprint Invaders 360 sprint feature Randy Hannagan, Dustin Daggett and Jared Horstman waged a terrific battle the last 10 laps of the 30 lap feature, slicing and dicing through lapped traffic. With three laps to go a lapped car got sideways in front of the lead trio with Hannagan making big contact and Horstman tumbling on the front stretch. Hannagan was able to continue on and held off Daggett for the win.

In the 410 sprint feature Kody Kinser and Brian Lay brought the field to green but a spin by Adam Cruea after a lap was scored brought out the caution. On the restart Cruea made contact with another car and flipped; he was uninjured. After two laps were scored Chris Andrews spun, keeping the field close with Kody Kinser leading Lay, Thomas, Dane Lorenc and Stuart Brubaker. Lay powered into the lead on lap five as the caution flew for Dustin Ingle.

Lay blasted away at the high side of the bull ring to continue leading when the green reappeared with Thomas, Lorenc, Kinser and Henry staying within striking distance. Following a caution on lap 11 for a stalled Shawn Valenti, Thomas threw a tremendous slider on Lay on the restart, grabbing the lead. Meanwhile Henry came alive, driving into third on lap 14 just as the caution flew for a Kinser spin. On the ensuing restart Henry drive around Lay into second as Thomas pulled away.

With 12 laps to go Thomas held a commanding lead over Henry, Lay, DJ Foos, Lorenc and Broc Martin. However, as Thomas began to close on lapped cars, Henry began closing the gap with nine laps to go. Henry flashed the nose of his car under Thomas at the five laps to go single with Foos, Lay, Martin and Lorenc giving chase. Foos challenged Henry for second on lap 27 and with two laps to go Thomas, Henry and Foos ran nose to tail.

As the leaders raced to the white flag, Henry made his winning move, blasting into turn three on the bottom and sliding in front of Thomas. Henry drove away the final lap with Thomas, Foos, Lay and Martin rounding out the top five.

The win boosts Foos’ FAST championship title hopes as the series heads to its championship night, Friday, Sept. 15.

The 25 lap FAST 305 feature saw pole-sitter Ricky Peterson grab the early lead over Nate Dussel, Ivy, Dustin Rall and Kyle Capodice. Luke Daugherty spun with three laps scored and on the restart Peterson had his hands full with Dussel who used the extreme high line to hound the leader. Peterson and Dussel ran side by side over the next hand full of laps before Dussel grabbed the lead on lap 9. Ivy closed on the lead duo and took second from Peterson at the half way point.

Lapped traffic came into play on lap 13 and Ivy used it to his advantage to grab the lead from Dussel. Ivy and Dussel put on quite the show until third running Bobby Clark tangled with a lapped car and flipped with five markers left. With a clear track Ivy stayed glued to the bottom and drove to the win over Dussel, Paul Weaver, Peterson and Stroup.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2017 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Series presented by Ohio Logistics, or the 2017 JLH General Contractors FAST ‘305’ Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the FAST Series at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2017 FAST Series point fund: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ohio Logistics, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Kistler Racing Products, 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, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Weld Racing Wheels, Joe and Fran Darmofal and the Pub 400 of Fremont

Summer Sizzler

Waynesfield Raceway Park

Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017

[*] indicates starting position

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F.A.S.T 305 Sprint Cars - JLH Company General Contractors

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 2. 9R-Dustin Rall[2] ; 3. 5-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson[7] ; 5. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath JR[8] ; 6. 14-Luke Daugherty[4] ; 7. 75-Jeremiah Dahms[3] ; 8. 47-Matt Lucius[5]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 8-Bobby Clark[1] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[5] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[7] ; 5. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[6] ; 6. 2L-Landon LaLonde[2] ; 7. 36-Seth Schneider[8] ; 8. 19R-Steve Rando[4]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)

1. 4*-Tyler Street[1] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[7] ; 4. 21-Dustin Stroup[6] ; 5. 2F-Matt Foos[3] ; 6. 5J-Jake Hesson[4] ; 7. 66-Chase Dunham[5]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[2] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[7] ; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 5. 21-Dustin Stroup[10] ; 6. 9R-Dustin Rall[3] ; 7. 12-Kyle Capodice[6] ; 8. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[14] ; 9. 11G-Luke Griffith[12] ; 10. 25-Jason Keckler[9] ; 11. 4*-Tyler Street[5] ; 12. 2F-Matt Foos[15] ; 13. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath JR[13] ; 14. 2L-Landon LaLonde[17] ; 15. 66-Chase Dunham[21] ; 16. 36-Seth Schneider[20] ; 17. 5J-Jake Hesson[18] ; 18. 19R-Steve Rando[23] ; 19. 14-Luke Daugherty[16] ; 20. 8-Bobby Clark[8] ; 21. 47-Matt Lucius[22] ; 22. 5-Jordan Ryan[11] ; 23. 75-Jeremiah Dahms[19]

FAST 410 Sprints -

Qualifying

1.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 10.731; 2.16-Chris Andrews, 10.762; 3.91-Cale Thomas, 10.785; 4.4K-Kody Kinser, 10.796; 5.84-Brandon Hanks, 10.816; 6.60-Jody Keagan, 10.858; 7.00-Dane Lorenc, 10.874; 8.35-Stuart Brubaker, 10.891; 9.45L-Brian Lay, 10.977; 10.4-Danny Smith, 10.996; 11.97-Broc Martin, 10.997; 12.2DI-Dustin Ingle, 11.053; 13.7J-Joe Swanson, 11.054; 14.23-DJ Foos, 11.090; 15.4H-Cap Henry, 11.121; 16.68G-Tyler Gunn, 11.130; 17.83-Adam Cruea, 11.154; 18.16H-Dallas Hewitt, 11.275; 19.27-Cody Gallogly, 11.342; 20.22M-Dan McCarron, 11.430; 21.1M-Brandon Moore, 11.479; 22.7-Shawn Valenti, 11.676;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 00-Dane Lorenc[2] ; 2. 4K-Kody Kinser[3] ; 3. 4-Danny Smith[1] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[6] ; 5. 27-Cody Gallogly[7] ; 6. 7J-Joe Swanson[5] ; 7. 7-Shawn Valenti[8] ; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[4]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 97-Broc Martin[1] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[5] ; 4. 84-Brandon Hanks[3] ; 5. 83-Adam Cruea[6] ; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron[7] ; 7. 16-Chris Andrews[4]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)

1. 4H-Cap Henry[5] ; 2. 45L-Brian Lay[2] ; 3. 60-Jody Keagan[3] ; 4. 91-Cale Thomas[4] ; 5. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[1] ; 6. 1M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 7. 16H-Dallas Hewitt[6]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 4H-Cap Henry[10] ; 2. 91-Cale Thomas[6] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[7] ; 4. 45L-Brian Lay[2] ; 5. 97-Broc Martin[8] ; 6. 00-Dane Lorenc[4] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[9] ; 8. 60-Jody Keagan[5] ; 9. 16-Chris Andrews[20] ; 10. 4-Danny Smith[12] ; 11. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 12. 22M-Dan McCarron[17] ; 13. 7J-Joe Swanson[16] ; 14. 4K-Kody Kinser[1] ; 15. 1M-Brandon Moore[18] ; 16. 16H-Dallas Hewitt[21] ; 17. 7-Shawn Valenti[19] ; 18. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[15] ; 19. 84-Brandon Hanks[11] ; 20. 27-Cody Gallogly[13] ; 21. 83-Adam Cruea[14]

GLSS/NRA 360 sprints

A-main – (30 laps)

1.22H-Randy Hannagan [1]; 2. 85-Dustin Daggett [5]; 3. 11R-Chase Ridenour [2]; 4. 3G-Caron Macedo [13]; 5. 49-Shawn Dancer [10]; 6. 4-Danny Smith [4] 7. 6S-Nate Dussel [7]; 8. 11-Tim Allison [6]; 9. 2-Kyle Sauder [3]; 10. B20-Butch Schroeder [19]; 11. 9-Jordan Ryan [9]; 12. 10J-Jarrod Delong [18]; 13. 34-Luke Hall [15]; 14. 19J-Linden Jones [20]; 15. 23-Devon Dobie [21]; 16. 12R-Nick Roberts [14]; 17. 17-Jared Horstman [12]; 18. 4A-Jon Agan [8]; 19. 11N-Ed Neumeister [17]; 20. 28-Phil Gressman [16]; 21. 5W-Jeff Williams [22]; 22. 6-Sean Hosey [11]

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt Presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (September 3, 2017) Ryan Ruhl (Coldwater, MI) capped off a great weekend by putting on a dominating performance to win his third consecutive annual Mike Olrich Memorial last night at Crystal Motor Speedway.  The race was the final points race for Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt Presented by ARP 2017 season.  The 25 lap SOD feature was run caution-free and in record time. Ruhl also won the SOD King Engine Bearing King of Michigan race at Hartford Speedway Friday night.

The speedway was the scene of an epic battle; there was also an impressive race too!  Track owner/promoter Ron Flinn went toe-to-toe for control of the track surface with Mother Nature.  Flinn, who takes pride in his track prep, was challenged after SOD heats but before the SOD feature.  Determined to win out, Flinn went to work bringing back the lost race surface.  Crystals track prep vehicles/push trucks went to work on track  All 22 SOD cars then took over and wheel packed the track.  Everyone was rewarded with a lightning-fast, fan-pleasing track. 

Jay Steinebach and Brett Mann led the field to the green with Mann taking the initial lead.  It was immediately obvious that the packed house was going to be treated to an all-out speed fest.  Lapped traffic quickly made the leaders work hard, and Steinebach took advantage of a Mann check up to grab the lead.  4th starting Ruhl took the lead on lap seven though, and drove off into another time zone, expertly slicing through traffic.  Steinebach faced a little pressure first from Mann, then from Dain Naida, but eventually opened up a comfortable gap.  Mann got back by Naida on the last lap to claim 3rd

Steve Irwins 6th place finish was enough to claim the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt Presented by ARP 2017 Championship.  Thomas Schinderle finished 2nd in points and is the 2017 Perfit Sprints On Dirt Series Rookie of the Year.  2015 SOD champion Gregg Dalman finished 3rd in points.  Chris Jones came back from a heat race flip to start the feature and take 4th in points over Ryan Ruhl.  Andrew Scheid claimed the 2017 Perfit Sprints On Dirt Sprint Car Rookie of the Year title and finished 8th in season points.

Qualifying - Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition Fast Masters (fast qualifiers) $50 each

Group

Time

#

Driver

Engler Machine & Tool Heat

12.136

17x

Dain Naida

COMP Cams Heat

12.854

41

Thomas Schinderle

RockAuto.com Heat

12.166

16

Ryan Ruhl

Heat Races €“ Winners $100 each

Engler Machine & Tool Heat #1

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

17x

Dain Naida

 

2

0

Steve Irwin

Kistler Racing Products

3

77

Andrew Scheid

Racing Optics

4

46

Robert Huisken

 

5

20A

Andy Chehowski

 

6

21T

Troy Chehowski

 

7

91L

Alexis Adgate

 

8

28

Brian Slusarski

 

 

COMP Cams Heat #2

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

41

Thomas Schinderle

 

2

89

Chris Pobanz

Allstar Performance

3

24

Eric Smith

Racing Optics

4

58

Tony Bures

 

5

6

Tyler Bearden

 

6

31

Tanner Astrauskas

 

7

10J

Chris Jones

 

 

RockAuto.com Heat #3

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

16

Ryan Ruhl

 

2

10S

Jay Steinebach

Kistler Racing Products

3

19

Brett Mann

Racing Optics

4

49T

Gregg Dalman

 

5

3A

Mike Astrauskas

 

6

9E

Tim Evilsizer

 

7

47

Robert Bulloch

 

Feature

 

#

Driver

Started

Contingencies

1

16

Ryan Ruhl

 

Rod End Supply

2

10S

Jay Steinebach

 

Rod End Supply

3

19

Brett Mann

 

Rod End Supply

4

17X

Dain Naida

 

Schoenfeld Headers

5

41

Thomas Schinderle

 

ATL Racing Fuel Cells

6

0

Steve Irwin

 

 

7

49T

Gregg Dalman

 

Allstar Performance

8

77

Andrew Scheid

 

 

9

46

Robert Huisken

 

King Racing Products

10

9E

Tim Evilsizer

 

 

11

21T

Troy Chehowski

 

Keizer Aluminum Wheels

12

20A

Andy Chehowski

 

 

13

58

Tony Bures

18

 

14

91L

Alexis Adgate

13

 

15

28

Brian Slusarski

22

 

16

24

Eric Smith

21

 

17

6

Tyler Bearden

23

 

18

89

Chris Pobanz

17

 

19

3A

Mike Astrauskas

16

 

20

47

Robert Bulloch

9

 

21

31

Tanner Astrauskas

24

 

22

10J

Chris Jones

6

 

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger €“ Tim Evilsizer (+6)
BR Motorsports Contingency (feature top 10 draw) €“ Dain Naida
DMI (Diversified Machine) Contingency (feature 12-16 draw) €“ Brian Slusarski
Perfit Corporation Lucky Dog €“ Chris Pobanz

For more information about Engine Pro go to www.enginepro.com.  For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com.  The full 2017 Sprints on Dirt schedule, rules, current news, and other information are available at www.sprintsondirt.com.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2017 by many important sponsor partners including: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor), ARP (Title Sponsor), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire), MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor), Driven Racing Oil (Battlegrounds Bash Sponsor), King Engine Bearings (King of Michigan Sponsor), Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor), The Perfit Corporation (Lucky Dog Sponsor), KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor), XYZ Machining (Season Sportsman & Crew Chief Sponsor).  In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, BR Motorsports, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kistler Racing Products, Maxim Racing, Motor City Racing Promotions, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Walker Performance Filtration.

 

 

Schneiderman, LaVeine, Oliver Jr., Becerra, Taylor, Masengarb, and Lambert Crowned Champions at 34 Raceway

by Brian Neal West Burlington, IA (Saturday, September 2, 2017) - It's hard to believe it's that time of the year, as 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa held it's final points night of the 2017 season on Saturday night. At the end of the nights action seven track champions would be crowned on Pepsi Season Championship Night, along with five drivers winning for the multiple times at the track. While one picked up their first win of the season, and another scoring his first career win.

The 15 lap Casebine Credit Union IMCA SportMod feature was the first to take to the track, with Austen Becerra and Sean Wyett making up the front row. Becerra would take advantage of his starting spot to jump out front on lap 1 over Wyett and Kyle Hill. The action up front was slowed on lap 2, when Jake Morris spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Becerra moved back out front, with Hill over taking Wyett for second. Just after another lap, lap 3, was scored complete the second caution of the race appeared, as Adam Birck spun in turn 4 from contact from Dean Kratzer to bring out the yellow. Once again Becerra jumped back out front, with Hill and Wyett close behind. While Becerra worked to hold off Hill for the lead, Brandon Lennox, who started 6th, worked past Wyett for third on lap 5 and then went to work on the battle for the lead. A third caution slowed the action on lap 8, when fluids were dropped from Jeff Frana's car in turn 1 to bring out the yellow. Becerra grabbed the lead on the restart, with Lennox over taking Hill for the runner up spot. Lennox would try to work under Becerra over the next three laps, when the fourth and final caution slowed the action on lap 12. Morris slowed to a stop down the front stretch to bring out the yellow. Once again Becerra grabbed the lead on the restart, with Lennox and Hill close behind. Despite a few challenges from Lennox over the final laps, Becerra was able to hold claim his third win in a row and eighth of the season at 34 Raceway. The win also helped Becerra score his first SportMod track championship. Finishing a close second was Lennox, Hill was 3rd, Randy LaMar was 4th, with Wyett coming home in 5th.

Up next was the 12 lap Sunoco Fuels Mod Lite feature, with Jason Masengarb and Devon Rouse leading the field to green. Masengrab used his front row starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Mike Morrill and Rouse. Morrill would follow in Masengarb's tire tracks over the next several laps, as the duo pulled away from the rest of the field. With about three laps to go Morrill then started to look under Masengarb for the lead. But Masengarb was able to hold him off to score his seventh win of the season at the track. The win also helped Masengarb secure the track championship. Morrill was 2nd, Rouse was 3rd, Erin Turner started 7th and finished 4th, with R.J. Gonzales coming from 11th to finish in 5th.

Adam Taylor and Dillon Morley led the field to green in the 12 lap Deery Brothers IMRA Midget feature. But it was Tyson Hart, who started 4th, who grabbed the lead on lap 1 over Morley and Taylor. The action was slowed for the first time on lap 3, when Jacob Sollenberger spun off the track in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Hart moved back out front, with Morley and Jeff Mallonee close behind. Hart then held the top spot until lap 9 when he drifted high in turn 4, which allowed Morley to drive under him for the lead. Then just after the lap was scored complete the second and final caution of the race came out, as Blake Haynes spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. Morley jumped back out front on the restart, with Hart and Taylor close behind. Hart tried to work the top of the track to get past Morley for the lead over the final laps. But Morley was able to hold him off to claim his third win of the season at 34 Raceway. Hart settled for 2nd, Taylor was 3rd and clinched the track championship, Mallonee was 4th, with Kurt Mueller rounding out the top 5.

The 20 lap Pepsi IMCA Stock Car feature was up next, with John Oliver Jr. and Tom Bowling Jr. leading the field to green. Bowling Jr. used his front row starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Oliver Jr. and Chad Krogmeier. Oliver Jr. would follow in Bowling Jr.'s tire tracks over the next 5 laps, when the first and only caution of the race slowed the action on lap 6. Mark Bowman would spin in turn 3 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Bowling Jr. moved back out front, with Oliver Jr., and Dane Fenton, who started 7th, close behind. Oliver Jr. tried to work under Bowling Jr. over the final laps, but Bowling Jr. held him off to claim his fifth win of the season at the track. Oliver Jr. would finish 2nd and secured the track championship, which was also his second of the year after winning the title in Donnellson, Iowa. Fenton was 3rd, Abe Huls came from 9th to finish in 4th, with Ray Raker coming home in 5th.

Up next was the 20 lap WT Gabeline & Sons Trucking 305 Sprint feature, with Jarrod Schneiderman and Ben Wagoner making up the front row. But just as the green flag was waved the caution light came on, as Rob Kubli spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Wyatt Wilkerson spun down the front stretch to bring the yellow light back on. The third attempt of a start saw Wagoner jump out front to lead lap 1 over Schneiderman and Nick Guernsey. Schneiderman would follow Wagoner over the next 5 laps, when they started to enter lap traffic, that's when Schneiderman looked under him for the lead. But the action was slowed for the first time on lap 9, when Guernsey, who was running 4th, spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Wagoner moved back out front, with Schneiderman and Ryan Jamison, who started 8th, following. Again Schneiderman would follow Wagoner, until they started to enter lapped traffic on lap 17. Schneiderman tried to work under Wagoner for the lead, when the second and final caution of the race appeared on lap 18. This time Jamison, who was running 3rd, lost a motor in turn 1 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Wagoner jumped back out front and then held off Schneiderman to claim his first win of the season at 34 Raceway. Schneiderman's second place finish was enough to claim his second track championship in a row at the track. Kubli, who started 14th, recovered from his spin on the start to climb back up to finish 3rd, Daniel Bergquist was 4th, with Colton Fisher finishing in 5th.

Dennis LaVeine and Dugan Thye led the field to green in the 20 lap Victory Lane Suspensions IMCA Modified feature, with LaVeine grabbing the lead on lap 1 over Bill Roberts Jr. and Thye. Roberts Jr. would try to work under LaVeine over the next 5 laps, when the first caution of the race slowed the action up front. James Raleigh would spin in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Dean McGee, who was running 6th, spun in turn 2 to bring the yellow light back on. The following restart saw LaVeine move back out front, with Roberts Jr. and Dustin Smith close behind. Just after another lap was scored complete, the third caution of the race came out on lap 7. This time Creston Williams spun in turn 4 to bring out the yellow. LaVeine once again grabbed the lead on the restart, with Roberts Jr. in second, and Brandon Rothzen, who started 7th, Steve Stewart, who started 15th, and Dustin Smith going three wide for third. Two laps later, lap 9, Stewart, who was running 4th, went off the top of turn 2 with a broken left front to bring out the caution. Once again LaVeine jumped out front on the restart, with Roberts Jr. and Rich Smith, who started 9th, close behind. Roberts Jr. would look under LaVeine for the top spot over the next seven laps, when Darrow Lillie spun in turn 4 on lap 17 to bring out the yellow and slow the battle out front. LaVeine jumped back out front on the restart, with Roberts Jr. and McGee, who recovered from his spin on lap 5, following. Another lap scored complete produced the sixth and final caution of the race, as Raleigh spun in turn 1 for his second solo caution to end his night. LaVeine grabbed the lead on the restart and then held off Roberts Jr. to pick up his third win of the season at the track. LaVeine had already secured the track championship a week ago to go with his title in Donnellson, Iowa, so the win just helped to top of the season at the track. Roberts Jr. was 2nd, McGee was 3rd, Jason Bahrs passed 13 cars from his 17th place starting spot to come home in 4th, with Rich Smith rounding out the top 5.

The final feature to take to the track was the 12 lap Sonny's Market 4-Cylinders, with Brandon Lambert and Larry Miller making up the front row. Miller took advantage of his starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Lambert and Kimberly Abbott. The lead for Miller lasted until lap 4 when Lambert used the top of the track to grab the top spot away from him. Two laps later, lap 6, disaster would strike Lambert, as he slowed in turn 4 with a broken rear end to end his run up front. On the restart Miller moved back out front, with Abbott and Eric Eye, who started 5th, close behind. The three car battle for the lead was slowed for the second and final time on lap 8, when Cody Bowman lost a right rear tire in turn 4 to bring out the yellow. Abbott would use the bottom of the track to grab the top spot on the restart, with Eye and Miller close behind. Eye tried to look under Abbott over the next two laps, but Abbott was able to hold him off at the line on each lap. But coming off turn 4 to get the checkered flag Abbott drifted high, which allowed Eye to go by for his first career 4-Cylinder win. Abbott settled for 2nd, Miller was 3rd, Ashton Blain started 7th and finished 4th, with David Prim coming home in 5th. Lambert's 12th place finish was enough for him to win the track championship.

34 Raceway will sit idol until Saturday, September 23rd, as it will be the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders Season Championship Night being presented by Mepo Truck & Trailer Repair out of Mediapolis, Iowa. The 2017 Sprint Invaders champions will be crowned. Also joining the action will be the Pepsi Stock Cars, Casebine Credit Union SportMods, Sunoco Fuels Mod Lites nationals event, and the Crazy Coyote Mini Hauler Trucks. This will be the season championship race for the Crazy Coyote Mini Hauler Trucks.

Pit gates will open at 3 PM, the grandstands at 5 PM, hot laps at 6:30 PM, and racing at 7 PM. Grandstand admission will be just $18 for adults and seniors (60+), students will be $12, with kids 10 & under FREE! Pit passes will be $35.

For more information about 34 Raceway you can visit the tracks website at www.34raceway.com, like them of Facebook, or download their new AP on your cell phone.

OFFICIAL RESULTS 34 Raceway, West Burlington, Iowa Saturday, September 2, 2017 - Pepsi Season Championship Night

WT Gabeline & Sons Trucking 305 Sprints

A-Feature: 1. Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL; 2. Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA; 3. Rob Kubli, Milo, IA; 4. Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA; 5. Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA; 6. Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA; 7. Nick Guernsey, Burlington, IA; 8. Bailey Goldesberry, Springfield, IL; 9. Travis Porter, Rock Island, IL; 10. Daniel Keltner, Grandview, IA; 11. Gary Bonar, Burlington, IA; 12. Damian Getchell, Sperry, IA; 13. Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA; 14. Casey Greubel, Chariton, IA; 15. Wyatt Wilkerson, Morning Sun, IA

Heat 1: 1. Wyatt Wilkerson; 2. Jarrod Schneiderman; 3. Damian Getchell; 4. Ryan Jamison; 5. Dave Getchell; 6. Bailey Goldesberry; 7. Daniel Keltner; 8. Rob Kubli

Heat 2: 1. Nick Guernsey; 2. Daniel Bergquist; 3. Ben Wagoner; 4. Travis Porter; 5. Casey Greubel; 6. Colton Fisher; 7. Gary Bonar (DNS)

Victory Lane Suspensions IMCA Modifieds

A-Feature: 1. Dennis LaVeine, West Burlington, IA; 2. Bill Roberts Jr., Burlington, IA; 3. Dean McGee, Galesburg, IL; 4. Jason Bahrs, Colona, IL; 5. Rich Smith, Taylor Ridge, IL; 6. Mitch Morris, Long Grove, IA; 7. Joey Gower, Quincy, IL; 8. Creston Williams, Newhall, IA; 9. Mitch Boles, New London, IA; 10. Chadwick Giberson, Richland, IA; 11. Darrow Lillie, Burlington, IA; 12. James Raleigh, Colchester, IL; 13. Brandon Rothzen, Gladstone, IL; 14. Dugan Thye, Burlington, IA; 15. Steve Stewart, Burlington, IA; 16. Dustin Smith, Taylor Ridge, IL; 17. George Spence III, Orion, IL

Heat 1: 1. Joey Gower; 2. Bill Roberts Jr.; 3. George Spence III; 4. Steve Stewart; 5. Jason Bahrs; 6. Chadwick Giberson; 7. Darrow Lillie; 8. Brandon Rothzen; 9. Dugan Thye

Heat 2: 1. Mitch Boles; 2. Dustin Smith; 3. Rich Smith; 4. Dean McGee; 5. Mitch Morris; 6. Creston Williams; 7. James Raleigh; 8. Dennis LaVeine

Pepsi IMCA Stock Cars

A-Feature: 1. Tom Bowling Jr., Danville, IA; 2. John Oliver Jr., Danville, IA; 3. Dane Fenton, Burlington, IA; 4. Abe Huls, Carthage, IL; 5. Ray Raker, Burlington, IA; 6. Chad Krogmeier, Burlington, IA; 7. Blaine Dopler, Wapello, IA; 8. Les Blakley, Fairfield, IA; 9. Ethan Allen, Ft. Madison, IA; 10. Brad Egbert, Bloomfield, IA; 11. Derek Schwandt, Burlington, IA; 12. Mark Bowman, Burlington, IA

Heat 1: 1. Mark Bowman; 2. Ray Raker; 3. Blaine Dopler; 4. Chad Krogmeier; 5. Ethan Allen; 6. John Oliver Jr.

Heat 2: 1. Abe Huls; 2. Les Blakley; 3. Brad Egbert; 4. Dane Fenton; 5. Derek Schwandt; 6. Tom Bowling Jr.

Casebine Credit Union IMCA SportMods

A-Feature: 1. Austen Becerra, Carthage, IL; 2. Brandon Lennox, New London, MO; 3. Kyle Hill, New London, IA; 4. Randy LaMar, Buffalo, IA; 5. Sean Wyett, Danville, IA; 6. Kevin Goben, Sherrard, IL; 7. Ryan Miller, Gladstone, IL; 8. Mike Goben, Milan, IL; 9. Dean Kratzer, Ft. Madison, IA; 10. Cody Layman, Ainsworth, IA; 11. Brandon Setser, Davenport, IA; 12. Adam Birck, Canton, MO; 13. Andrew Burk, Donahue, IA; 14. Joe Nemitz, Davenport, IA; 15. Max Nimrick, Buffalo, IA; 16. Jacob Whittington, Davenport, IA; 17. Jason Delzell, Wapello, IA; 18. Jake Morris, Eldridge, IA; 19. Jeff Frana, Ottumwa, IA

Heat 1: 1. Austen Becerra; 2. Kyle Hill; 3. Randy LaMar; 4. Dean Kratzer; 5. Ryan Miller; 6. Max Nimrick; 7. Joe Nemitz

Heat 2: 1. Sean Wyett; 2. Cody Layman; 3. Adam Birck; 4. Kevin Goben; 5. Jake Morris; 6. Jacob Whittington

Heat 3: 1. Brandon Lennox; 2. Brandon Setser; 3. Mike Goben; 4. Andrew Burk; 5. Jason Delzell; 6. Jeff Frana

Deery Brothers IMRA Midgets

A-Feature: 1. Dillon Morley, Moline, IL; 2. Tyson Hart, Monmouth, IL; 3. Adam Taylor, Dwight, IL; 4. Jeff Mallonee, Bettendorf, IA; 5. Kurt Mueller, Reynolds, IL; 6. Blake Haynes, Adel, IA; 7. Chris Bolander, Burlington, IA; 8. Jacob Sollenberger, Canton, IL; 9. Jeremy Hull, Monmouth, IL (DNS)

Heat 1: 1. Adam Taylor; 2. Tyson Hart; 3. Dillon Morley; 4. Jeff Mallonee; 5. Jacob Sollenberger; 6. Kurt Mueller; 7. Blake Haynes; 8. Jeremy Hull (DNS); 9. Chris Bolander (DNS)

Sunoco Fuels Mod Lites

A-Feature: 1. Jason Masengarb, Colona, IL; 2. Mike Morrill, Pleasant Hill, IA; 3. Devon Rouse, Burlington, IA; 4. Erin Turner, Van Meter, IA; 5. R.J. Gonzales, Colona, IL; 6. Michael Dominguez, Lone Tree, IA; 7. Andrew Smith, Kirkwood, IL; 8. Tom Bowling Jr., Danville, IA; 9. Guy Morse, Colona, IL; 10. Dave Nelson, Silvis, IL; 11. Mike Morrow, East Moline, IL; 12. Mitch Strayer, Davenport, IA; 13. Scott Sappington Jr., Moline, IL; 14. Brian Tipps, Wapello, IA; 15. Jon Padilla, Silvis, IL

Heat 1: 1. Jason Masengarb; 2. R.J. Gonzales; 3. Devon Rouse; 4. Dave Nelson; 5. Mitch Strayer; 6. Scott Sappington Jr.; 7. Brian Tipps; 8. Mike Morrow

Heat 2: 1. Mike Morrill; 2. Michael Dominguez; 3. Erin Turner; 4. Andrew Smith; 5. Tom Bowling Jr.; 6. Jon Padilla; 7. Guy Morse

Sonny's Market 4-Cylinders

A-Feature: 1. Eric Eye, Danville, IA; 2. Kimberly Abbott, Camp Point, IL; 3. Larry Miller, Burlington, IA; 4. Ashton Blain, Burlington, IA; 5. David Prim, Hamilton, IL; 6. Jason Ash, Burlington, IA; 7. Jerrod Nichols, Stronghurst, IL; 8. Wesley Talley, Monmouth, IL; 9. David Judd, Burlington, IA; 10. Matthew Milligan, Cedar Rapids, IA; 11. Billy Carter, Ft. Madison, IA; 12. Cody Bowman, Washington, IA; 13. Brandon Lambert, Carthage, IL; 14. Wayne Chamblee, Biggsville, IL; 15. Mike Hornung Jr., Keokuk, IA

Heat 1: 1. Eric Eye; 2. Ashton Blain; 3. David Prim; 4. Wayne Chamblee; 5. Kimberly Abbott; 6. Jerrod Nichols; 7. David Judd; 8. Mike Hornung Jr.

Heat 2: 1. Brandon Lambert; 2. Larry Miller; 3. Jason Ash; 4. Matthew Milligan; 5. Wesley Talley; 6. Billy Carter; 7. Cody Bowman

 

 

Jason Barney Dominates Fulton Speedway Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Win to Put Exclamation Point on Championship Season

By MIKE MALLETT

FULTON, NY – Jason Barney officially wrapped up his first Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint championship by virtue of his runner-up finish on Friday night at Brewerton Speedway. Although he got the title, the Brewerton, N.Y., driver wasn’t happy that he let a win slip away on the final lap of the A-Main. On Saturday night Barney wasn’t going to let that happen again.

Barney redrew the pole position for the main-event at Fulton Speedway. He wasn’t going to be denied as he was never seriously challenged throughout the 25-lap feature to claim his fourth win of the 2017 season and his second of the year at the facility. The win earned him $2,100 and points toward the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour standings as well as the SUNY Canton Racing Series.

“It’s nice to have confidence,” said Barney. “We’ve been a little down on ourselves since we won here back in July. We went into a little slump. We’ve been on a roll with some seconds and thirds in races we thought we had chances at winning. Even though you finish second you feel down on yourself for not closing them out at the end. We had a couple chances these last couple weeks. This is great. I’m proud of my guys, proud of my race team and my race cars.”

The championship is Barney’s first after coming up second numerous times over the past several seasons to seven-time and defending champion Steve Poirier. He had nothing but praise for Poirier as he feels like that’s what helped him get to the point where was able to have a championship caliber season.

“I’m very lucky and very blessed to have a great race team that supports me, great sponsors and a great family,” commented Barney. “I’ve spent a lot of years chasing the 28 (Poirier) and the 28 wasn’t with us all year. He made us better, he made us a championship team. We emulate what he does. We work as hard as he does and we tried to build a program like he has. I want him to come back. I want to go head to head with him. He’s the best, we were just best this year.”

Barney was flanked by Shawn Donath for the start of the main. Barney jumped out at the green tucking right down on the bottom of the speedway. He got as close as he could to the yuke tires on the inside of the track as he could.

“It was nice to start up front,” mentioned Barney. “I was more nervous starting on the pole than I was starting 21st last night. I knew my guys gave me great race car. This is my race track, hug the tires and hope nobody is better.”

Barney pace was a good one as he pulled away quickly from the field. By lap seven he already found himself dealing with cars running at the tail end of the field while being pursued by Bryan Howland. He struggled a bit to get through as several of the slower cars were in his preferred line on the bottom.

Three circuits later on lap 10, Barney got a break from traffic as Robbie Stillwaggon rolled to a stop on the top of the fourth turn to bring out a yellow. When the pace picked back up Barney was able to again drive off from the field.

As Barney controlled the pace, Howland fought with Matt Tanner to keep the second position. Tanner found a great line through the middle of the track while Howland mirrored Barney by running the bottom of the racing surface.

Mike Kiser had a top five run come to an end when he caught one of the tires on the bottom of the track causing him to go around in the fourth turn on lap 19. This caution cleared the way for Barney as he had just moved into traffic a second time before the yellow.

Barney made no mistakes after the green came again. He stayed true to his line on the bottom gapping Howland and Tanner as they tussled for second. Eventually Tanner was able to snag the position. Before he could mount a charge the race was over with Barney taking the win.

Tanner was happy to have something go his way on Saturday. Tanner, of Stephentown, N.Y., made a couple mistakes on Friday and ended up fifth. His second place finish was a nice pick me up for him and his team after he started in position 13.

“The guys gave me a really good car tonight,” said Tanner. “Driver error caused us to give up a top five last night, but I think we made up for it tonight driving from 13th to second. I just wish I had a restart at the end to line up next to Jason (Barney). I really liked to be on the outside for the restarts. I think all of our restarts were on the bottom. It took me too long to get it sorted out after a caution to get everyone lined up back on the bottom.”

Danny Varin hovered between fourth in fifth throughout the main before he got rolling after the final caution. Varin got by Howland and held off Larry Wight on the last two laps to finish third from the eighth spot.

“That one was tough,” mentioned Varin. “We really fought our way right to the end. We just kind of missed it. We didn’t make the right adjustments tonight. This place always throws me a little bit of a curve ball. I’m always a little too tight or a little too loose, I’ve never felt great here. Tonight we were a little too lose. We’ll have to write it down in the notebook for the next time we are here.”

Howland fell back to finish in the fourth position while Wight drove his way from the 12th starting spot to fifth. A total of 36 sprints filled the pits.

Lucas Oil ESS A-Main – Jason Barney ($2,100), Matt Tanner ($1,100), Danny Varin ($800), Bryan Howland ($655), Larry Wight ($635), Billy VanInwegen ($470), Jeff Cook ($480), Matt Billings ($320), Chuck Hebing ($410), Shawn Donath ($400), Scott Holcomb ($360), Paulie Colagiovanni ($320), Brandon Kidd ($300), Sammy Reakes IV ($290), Darryl Ruggles ($285), Jonathan Preston ($280), Kelly Hebing ($325), Paul Kinney ($270), Coleman Gulick ($115), Josh Pieniazek ($310), Dave Axton ($255), Mike Kiser ($325), Joe Trenca ($250), Robbie Stillwaggon ($250), Dalton Herrick ($250), Steve Poirier ($250)

Did Not Qualify – Dan Douville, Dylan Swiernik, Darrell Bragman, Emily VanInwegen, Pete Richardson, Tommy Wickham, Chad Miller, Steve Doell, Brett Wright, Vinney Vitale

Lap Leader – Barney 1-25.

ESS Bonuses:

Hoosier Tires Bridesmaid Bonus – Tanner $100

E&V Energy Fast Time – Howland, Wight, Cook, Barney $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Kiser, Wight, Cook, Barney $25

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Barney $50

Insinger Performance Hard Charger – Billings (13 pos), $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Pieniazek $50

Ohsweken Speedway 22nd Anniversary – Kiser $50

Scorpion Security Products Last Car Lead Lap – K. Hebing $50

Scorpion Security Products 12 Redraw – Wight $25

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Wight $35

Hoosier Tire – Miller $200

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

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Droud Claims First Series Victory of Season in NCRA Sprint Action at 81 Speedway!

Defending series champion Don Droud, Jr. took the lead with seven laps remaining then went the rest of the distance unchallenged to claim his first feature victory of the season as the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car division made a Labor Day Saturday night stop at 81 Speedway in Park City.

J.D. Johnson and Danny Jennings started on the front row for the twenty-lap-feature with Johnson taking the lead as the green flag fell. Jennings, Jeff Stasa, Droud and Jeremy Campbell were the top five after the first lap with Johnson opening up a ten-car-length lead after lap three.

Lap five saw his lead stretch to a half-stretch over Jennings before Johnson reached the slower cars one lap later allowing Jennings to cut the deficit to five car lengths. But Jennings would slide high off the track exiting turn two one lap later allowing Droud, Stasa and Campbell to get by, dropping Jennings back to fifth.

Droud began to reel in the leader and was within six car lengths by lap eleven. Two laps later Droud got a run coming out of turn two down the backstretch and passed Johnson for the lead on lap seventeen.

Campbell and Stasa would pass Johnson for second and third respectively while Droud began to pull away from the field.

In the end, there was no catching Droud as he would cruise the rest of the way to claim the half-straightaway victory over seventh starting Campbell. Stasa’s best series run of the year garnered him a third-place finish while Johnson and Jennings rounded out the top five.

The two, eight lap heat races for the sixteen-car field were won by Stasa and Jeninngs.

The NCRA Sprint Car division will be back in action one week from tonight, September 9, as they make their second and final appearance of the season at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Nebraska in a co-sanctioned event with the Nebraska 360 Sprint Car Series in an event that will pay $2500 to win and $500 to start the night’s feature finale.

NCRA Sprint Cars

81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas

September 2, 2017

16 Cars

1st Heat (8 Laps): 1) 91-Jeff Stasa, [1]; 2) 85-Forrest Sutherland, [2]; 3) 10C-Jeremy Campbell, [4]; 4) 1X-Don Droud Jr, [7]; 5) 26M-Fred Mattox, [5]; 6) 92J-J.R. Topper, [3]; 7) 7-Michelle Decker, [6]; 8) 21R-Andrew Deal, [8]

2nd Heat (8 Laps): 1) 1J-Danny Jennings, [3]; 2) 98-J.D. Johnson, [6]; 3) 6-Kaden Taylor, [2]; 4) 81-Jon Freeman, [7]; 5) 5H-Cameron Hagin, [5]; 6) 50Randy Woodside, [8]; 7) 5-Jason Schroeder, [1]; 8) 20G-Jake Greider, [4]

A Feature (20 Laps): 1) 1X-Don Droud Jr, [4]; 2) 10C-Jeremy Campbell, [7]; 3) 91-Jeff Stasa, [3]; 4) 98-J.D. Johnson, [1]; 5) 1J-Danny Jennings, [2]; 6) 81-Jon Freeman, [5]; 7) 26M-Fred Mattox, [10]; 8) 21R-Andrew Deal, [14]; 9) 85-Forrest Sutherland, [6]; 10) 5H-Cameron Hagin, [11]; 11) 20G-Jake Greider, [16]; 12) 7-Michelle Decker, [13]; 13) 5-Jason Schroeder, [15]; 14) 92J-J.R. Topper, [12]; 15) 6-Kaden Taylor, [8]; 16) 50-Randy Woodside, [9]

Lap Leaders: Johnson 1-13; Droud 14-20

 

 

Saldana uses restart to take Dirt Classic Ohio win at Attica; Shaffer gets make-up win

Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Joey Saldana used a restart with just four laps to go to pass Cole Duncan and drive to a $10,000 pay day at Attica Raceway Park Saturday, Sept. 2 for the 2nd Annual Dirt Classic Ohio with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions to close the track’s 30th season.

It was the second All Star win of the year for the “Brownsburg Bullet” and the 73rd of his career with the series, putting him third in all-time feature victories with “America’s Series.” Of those 73 All Star wins, five have now come at Attica Raceway Park where Saldana has a total of seven career victories.

Saldana, aboard the Bernie Stuebgen owned Indy Race Parts #71, tested Duncan on a restart with 10 laps to go, trying a slider that Duncan was able to hold off. When fourth running Brady Bacon spun with four laps to go, Saldana made his move, diving to Duncan’s inside once again and making it stick.

“The biggest thing with Cole is he has a really good car and he’s got a great dad teaching him how to race. That’s where I was a few years ago with my dad just trying to make it in racing. Getting these big shows is what it’s all about but Cole drove a hell of a race. He did a great job. It wasn’t that he did anything wrong, I just figured out how to back my corner on the restart just a little bit and then just got a run on him. We had a really good race early on. We banged wheels a little bit but good clean racing and got lucky we got a restart with four to go and it gave us a shot at it,” Saldana said.

“I can’t thank Betsy and Bernie with Indy Race Parts enough for giving me the opportunity to race these cars. They’re so expensive to do and be competitive. You can race but to be competitive it’s a different story. They definitely give me a car that’s competitive to win every night. It was a great night for us,” added Saldana

For Lockborne, Ohio’s Cole Duncan, who led the first 36 laps, it was yet another victory at Attica that slipped through his fingers.

“This win at Attica just keeps eluding us. Congrats to Joey and their team. They’ve been a rocket since Joey got there. The 71 car has always been fast but Joey takes it to another level and that’s hard to beat. Our night started out hectic. We had a mag-generator kind of take a dump on us so we didn’t get to hot lap…the first laps we saw were the two for qualifying but we put ourselves in a good position there. We weren’t great in the first heat but we were good in the second heat and passed a bunch of cars and got high point guy. That says something about our team and our car…we were able to overcome and sit on the pole for something that pays points is pretty cool. We led a lot of laps but not the most important ones,” said a dejected Duncan.

“I can’t thank all my guys enough…Helms Construction, Motorcity Auto Transport, EcoMend, Wolfden Products, Scott Gressman at Gressman Powersports…he’s been great, FK Rod Ends and Ohio Heating…Sheldon and his family is here so it’s good to put a good show on for them. But, this sucks. The restarts were killing me. I was getting away with doing pretty close the same thing every time. He cleared me once and I knew where I screwed up on that so I kept doing what I was doing…you know leading the whole race and not having mirrors to see what’s behind you…I would feel worse if I’d done something different and got beat than to keep doing what I was doing and lead laps and get beat. I guess getting beat by Joey isn’t a horrible day but it would have been nice to take home that one,” Duncan added.

Republic, Ohio’s Cap Henry brought the small Lane Racing Team car to a third place finish.

“These guys have been awesome all year. They were the first ones to give me another opportunity this year and I can’t thank them enough. We were really good but I’ll take it. It was a fun race and I can’t thank the Lanes enough and FK Rod Ends, J&J Auto Racing, Kistler Engines, Wings Unlimited…everyone who helps out,” he said.

The All Stars also made up their rained out A-main from the Ohio Sprint Speedweek from June 16 as the first event of Kistler Engines Night. That too came down to a late race restart after Travis Philo led the first 30 laps. Friday night’s Attica winner Tim Shaffer and Chad Kemenah battled with Philo following a caution with six laps to go with Shaffer gaining the lead on lap 31 and driving to his 60th All Star victory, six of which have now come at Attica. It was Shaffer’s third win of the year at Attica and 16th of his career at the track. It was also Shaffer’s third speedweek victory earning him an additional $3,000 bonus from Cometic Gasket making it a total payday of $8,000.

“Hats off to Jeff Rudzik and Joe Demyan. What a great car and Cody (Jacobs) had this thing awesome again tonight. It was operating any where I wanted to go. It had to be a heck of a race to watch. I got under him (Philo) a couple of times and I got him to move and I figured I could zing him on the top. I went up and got in the dirty air and pushed real bad and Kemenah stuck in there and almost got both of us. It made for a great race and a lot of fun. I think we hurt the engine…I lost oil pressure there with six laps to go. We have another one…it’s wore out. This engine has 16 or 17 nights on it…it’s been pretty good to us,” Shaffer said.

The final race of the night – the 305 sprint A-main – also came down to a late race restart with Sandusky, Ohio’s Kyle Capodice passing rookie Chase Dunham with three laps to go to get his first win of the year and the third of his career at Attica.

“It took all year but we finally got a win. It was good close, hard racing. I knew I had to move up because Chase was pretty stout up top so I moved off the bottom up a groove and it made all the difference in the world. I want to thank my dad most of all…without him none of this would be possible. He’s in the shop day in and day out. Tyler Crump was helping us out tonight and my girlfriend Kiley. I want to thank Joe and Fran Darmofal, Franklin Sanitation, Fred Wolfe Auctioneer, Burns Electric, Greber Racing Components,” said Capodice.

In the 35-lap All Star make-up feature Philo and Cale Conley brought the field to green with Philo gaining the advantage. Philo set a blistering pace, driving away from the field and into lapped traffic by the sixth circuit with Conley, Cale Thomas, Shaffer, Kemenah, Lee Jacobs and Rob Chaney giving chase. With 10 laps scored the leaders encountered heavy lapped traffic which Shaffer used to take second

Continuing to race through lapped machines, Philo’s lead began to disappear and with 15 laps to go Shaffer was right on his rear bumper with Conley, Kemenah and Thomas battling hard for third. Philo and Shaffer raced side by side and nose to tail over the next nine laps until the only caution flew for a Craig Mintz spin with six to go. On the restart Kemenah dove under both Shaffer and Philo, sliding into second. On the next circuit Shaffer returned the favor, moving from third to first.

Shaffer then pulled away slightly as Kemenah and Philo battled for second. Philo would lose a tire on the final lap as Shaffer drove to the checkers over Kemenah, Conley, Chaney and Duncan.

For the 40 lap Dirt Classic Ohio event, Duncan and Saldana blasted into the lead with Henry, Carson Macedo, Sammy Swindell, Philo and DJ Foos giving chase. Duncan drove away as Saldana and Henry battled for second. Duncan encountered lapped traffic by lap seven but held a huge lead as Saldana, Henry and Macedo kept the crowd entertained in their fight for second. Macedo would flip on lap 14 which gave Duncan a clear track and out of heavy lapped traffic.

On the restart Saldana tried a slider in turns one and two but Duncan was able to hold him off. Once again Duncan began pulling away but a Justin Peck tip over at the half way mark kept the field close. Duncan got a much better restart this time and pulled way again from Saldana, Henry, Brady Bacon, Philo, Swindell and 20th starter Chris Andrews. With 15 laps to go Duncan held a commanding lead over Saldana, Henry, Bacon, Philo, Andrews and 22nd starter Shaffer.

Nothing changed in the top seven running order until there were four laps to go as Bacon spun while battling Henry for third. This time on the restart Saldana tried the slider again on Duncan and this time it stuck as he edged into the lead. Saldana pulled away for the victory over Duncan, Henry, Philo and Andrews.

Capodice and Dunham brought the field to green for the 25 lap 305 sprint A-main. A pair of cautions kept the event from getting underway but the third attempt saw Dunham jump into the lead over Capodice, Dustin Stroup, Steve Rando, Landon LaLonde and Kelsey Ivy. Dunham blasted away at the top cushion while Capodice inched closer on the bottom lap after lap. Following a caution on lap nine, Capodice attempt a run on the bottom for the lead but Dunham was just too strong on the cushion.

With 10 laps to go Capodice altered his line, moving up the track a groove and he started to close on Dunham. Capodice drove into the lead exiting turn two on lap 17 when Dunham bottled on the cushion. But, the caution came out putting Dunham back into the lead. On the green Dunham and Capodice side by side again for the top spot with Rando, John Ivy and Ricky Peterson giving chase.

The final caution on lap 20 gave Capodice his shot at Dunham and he pounced, driving to the leader’s inside several times before taking the lead with three to go. Capodice held off a hard charging Rando for the win with Dunham, John Ivy and Peterson rounding out the top five.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action in March 2018. For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

Attica Raceway Park

Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017

Kistler Engines Night

[*] indicates starting position

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

Dirt Classic Ohio

Qualifying

1. 23-DJ Foos, 12.315; 2. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 12.358; 3. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 12.377; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan, 12.387; 5. 71-Joey Saldana, 12.397; 6. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.401; 7. 70-Rob Chaney, 12.427; 8. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.465; 9. 39-Sammy Swindell, 12.475; 10. 4-Cap Henry, 12.478; 11. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.5; 12. 17B-Dale Blaney, 12.5127; 13. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.513; 14. 99-Brady Bacon, 12.529; 15. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.537; 16. 91-Cale Thomas, 12.583; 17. 17-Caleb Helms, 12.598; 18. 8-Dean Jacobs, 12.599; 19. 11N-Craig Mintz, 12.628; 20. 60-Jody Keegan, 12.6281; 21. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.699; 22. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.704; 23. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.709; 24. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.71; 25. 7-Shawn Valenti, 12.711; 26. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 12.724; 27. OO-Dane Lorenc, 12.731; 28. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.735; 29. 27-Brad Lamberson, 12.759; 30. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 12.774; 31. 97-Broc Martin, 12.776; 32. 35s-Stuart Brubaker, 12.785; 33. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 12.794; 34. 84-Brandon Hanks, 12.81; 35. 59-Ryan Smith, 12.867; 36. 95-Hunter Mackison, 12.869; 37. 51-John Garvin, 12.913; 38. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.917; 39. 5X-Justin Peck, 12.925; 40. 13-Brandon Matus, 12.949; 41. 45-Trevor Baker, 12.972; 42. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.082; 43. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.1487; 44. O8-Dan Kuriger, 13.149; 45. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.319; 46. 9C-Roger Campbell, 13.331; 47. 55-Gary Kriess, 13.392; 48. 33-Brent Matus, 13.442; 49. 1st-Gary Taylor, 99

Heat #1 (8 Laps)

1. 23-DJ Foos [1]; 2. 5T-Travis Philo [2]; 3. 7K-Cale Conley [3]; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [5]; 5. 9M-Jordan Ryan [6]; 6. 97-Broc Martin [7]; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison [8]; 8. 45-Trevor Baker [9]; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell [10]

Heat #2 (8 Laps)

1. 17-Caleb Helms [4]; 2. 17B-Dale Blaney [3]; 3. 70-Rob Chaney [2]; 4. 1080-Jordan Mackison [1]; 5. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [7]; 6. 16-Chris Andrews [5]; 7. 51-John Garvin [8]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [9]; 9. 55-Gary Kriess [10]; 10. OO-Dane Lorenc [6]

Heat #3 (8 Laps)

1. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker [6]; 5. 8-Dean Jacobs [4]; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [8]; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron [9]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [10]; 9. 33M-Max Stambaugh [1]

Heat #4 (8 Laps)

1. 39-Sammy Swindell [2]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [1]; 3. 99-Brady Bacon [3]; 4. 5R-Byron Reed [5]; 5. 5X-Justin Peck [8]; 6. O8-Dan Kuriger [9]; 7. 27-Brad Lamberson [6]; 8. 84-Brandon Hanks [7]; 9. 11N-Craig Mintz [4]

Heat #5 (8 Laps)

1. 71-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 4-Cap Henry [2]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [6]; 4. 7-Shawn Valenti [5]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 6. 59-Ryan Smith [7]; 7. 13-Brandon Matus [8]; 8. 8M-TJ Michael [9]

Heat #6 (8 Laps)

1. 9M-Jordan Ryan [3]; 2. 97-Broc Martin [2]; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [4]; 4. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 5. 95-Hunter Mackison [1]; 6. 5T-Travis Philo [7]; 7. 45-Trevor Baker [9]; 8. 23-DJ Foos [8]; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell [10]

Heat #7 (8 Laps)

1. 35s-Stuart Brubaker [2]; 2. 16-Chris Andrews [4]; 3. 51-John Garvin [1]; 4. 17B-Dale Blaney [6]; 5. 17-Caleb Helms [5]; 6. OO-Dane Lorenc [3]; 7. 1080-Jordan Mackison [8]; 8. 55-Gary Kriess [10]; 9. 40-George Hobaugh [9]; 10. 70-Rob Chaney [7]

Heat #8 (8 Laps)

1. 57X-Andrew Palker [2]; 2. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [1]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 5. 8-Dean Jacobs [4]; 6. 35-Tyler Esh [5]; 7. 33M-Max Stambaugh [7]; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron [8]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [9]

Heat #9 (8 Laps)

1. 5X-Justin Peck [1]; 2. 5R-Byron Reed [4]; 3. 99-Brady Bacon [6]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [8]; 5. 39-Sammy Swindell [7]; 6. 84-Brandon Hanks [2]; 7. 27-Brad Lamberson [3]; 8. O8-Dan Kuriger [9]

Heat #10 (8 Laps)

1. 59-Ryan Smith [2]; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer [3]; 3. 4-Cap Henry [7]; 4. 13-Brandon Matus [1]; 5. 71-Joey Saldana [8]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 7. 7-Shawn Valenti [4]; 8. 8M-TJ Michael [9]

C-Main (8 Laps, top 2 to B) - Top 2 Transfer

1. 22M-Dan McCarron [1]; 2. 40-George Hobaugh [2]; 3. 9C-Roger Campbell [6]; 4. 8M-TJ Michael [3]; 5. 33-Brent Matus [5]; 6. 55-Gary Kriess [4]; 7. 11N-Craig Mintz [7]; 8. 91-Cale Thomas [8]; 9. 60-Jody Keegan [9]; 10. 22-Brandon Spithaler [10]; 11. 1st-Gary Taylor [11]

B-Main (12 Laps, top 4 to A) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 97-Broc Martin [6]; 4. 5X-Justin Peck [9]; 5. 59-Ryan Smith [8]; 6. 8-Dean Jacobs [4]; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [10]; 8. 33M-Max Stambaugh [3]; 9. 7-Shawn Valenti [7]; 10. 95-Hunter Mackison [13]; 11. 22M-Dan McCarron [19]; 12. 13-Brandon Matus [15]; 13. 51-John Garvin [11]; 14. 40-George Hobaugh [20]; 15. 45-Trevor Baker [17]; 16. OO-Dane Lorenc [14]; 17. 27-Brad Lamberson [12]; 18. 84-Brandon Hanks [16]; 19. 35s-Stuart Brubaker [5]; 20. O8-Dan Kuriger [18]

A-Main (40 Laps)

1. 71-Joey Saldana [2]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [1]; 3. 4-Cap Henry [3]; 4. 5T-Travis Philo [7]; 5. 16-Chris Andrews [20]; 6. 5R-Byron Reed [16]; 7. 49X-Tim Shaffer [22]; 8. 39-Sammy Swindell [6]; 9. 10H-Chad Kemenah [19]; 10. 23-DJ Foos [5]; 11. 59-Ryan Smith [23]; 12. 17-Caleb Helms [13]; 13. 99-Brady Bacon [10]; 14. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [15]; 15. 35-Tyler Esh [12]; 16. 13-Brandon Matus [26]; 17. 9M-Jordan Ryan [17]; 18. 7K-Cale Conley [9]; 19. 5X-Justin Peck [24]; 20. 1080-Jordan Mackison [11]; 21. 17B-Dale Blaney [8]; 22. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 23. 97-Broc Martin [21]; 24. 81-Lee Jacobs [14]; 25. 57X-Andrew Palker [18]; 26. 70-Rob Chaney [25]

Hard Charger: 16-Chris Andrews +15

All Star Circuit of Champions

Make-up Feature From June 16

A-Main (35 Laps) 1. 49x-Tim Shaffer [4]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 3. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 4. 83-Rob Chaney [10]; 5. 22C-Cole Duncan [9]; 6. 3G-Carson Macedo [16]; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs [8]; 8. 59-Ryan Smith [7]; 9. 33M-Max Stambaugh [12]; 10. 5R-Byron Reed [11]; 11. 17-Caleb Helms [20]; 12. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 13. 91-Cale Thomas [3]; 14. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [18]; 15. 9M-Jordan Ryan [17]; 16. 11N-Craig Mintz [22]; 17. 8-Dean Jacobs [19]; 18. 9X-Stuart Brubaker [23]; 19. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 20. 23-DJ Foos [15]; 21. 2-Chris Andrews [21]; 22. 57X-Andrew Palker [13]; 23. 60-Jody Keegan [14]; 24. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [24] Lap Leaders: Travis Philo [1-30], Tim Shaffer [31-35]

Hard Charger: 3G-Carson Macedo +10

305 Sprints – Fremont Fence

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

1. 21-Dustin Stroup[6] ; 2. 26-Ryan French[2] ; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[3] ; 4. 75-Jerry Dahms[7] ; 5. 88N-Frank Neill[4] ; 6. 09-Justin Adams[5] ; 7. 63-Tad Peck[8] ; 8. 97-Kyle Peters[1]

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

1. 2-Ricky Peterson[4] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 3. 66D-Chase Dunham[5] ; 4. 47-Matt Lucius[3] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 6. 73-Joe Armbruster[1] ; 7. 18R-Ray Moon[7]

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

1. 77I-John Ivy[3] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 3. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[1] ; 4. 20B-Cody Bova[2] ; 5. 4*-Tyler Street[5] ; 6. 4T-James Taddeo[6] ; 7. 8-Bobby Clark[7]

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

1. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 2. 2L-Landon LaLonde[2] ; 3. 2F-Matt Foos[4] ; 4. 9R-Dustin Rall[6] ; 5. 25-Jason Keckler[5] ; 6. 14-Luke Daugherty[7] ; 7. 46AU-Stuart Williams[1]

B-Main 1 - (8 Laps, top 6 to A)

1. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[4] ; 3. 4*-Tyler Street[3] ; 4. 8-Bobby Clark[11] ; 5. 88N-Frank Neill[1] ; 6. 97-Kyle Peters[13] ; 7. 09-Justin Adams[5] ; 8. 4T-James Taddeo[7] ; 9. 14-Luke Daugherty[8] ; 10. 73-Joe Armbruster[6] ; 11. 63-Tad Peck[9] ; 12. 18R-Ray Moon[10] ; 13. 46AU-Stuart Williams[12]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[6] ; 3. 66D-Chase Dunham[2] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[9] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[12] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[17] ; 7. 21-Dustin Stroup[3] ; 8. 8-Bobby Clark[20] ; 9. 25-Jason Keckler[18] ; 10. 20B-Cody Bova[15] ; 11. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[8] ; 12. 2F-Matt Foos[10] ; 13. 47-Matt Lucius[14] ; 14. 4*-Tyler Street[19] ; 15. 88N-Frank Neill[21] ; 16. 9R-Dustin Rall[16] ; 17. 2L-Landon LaLonde[5] ; 18. 26-Ryan French[4] ; 19. 11G-Luke Griffith[7] ; 20. 75-Jerry Dahms[13] ; 21. 1W-Paul Weaver[11] ; 22. 97-Kyle Peters[22]

Hard Charger: 8-Bobby Clark +12

 

 

Madsen, Hafertepe Jr. and Schriever Victorious During Sprint Car Season Finale at Jackson Motorplex; Dobmeier Claims Track Title

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Sept. 2, 2017) - The final sprint car show of the season at Jackson Motorplex didn't disappoint on Saturday evening when Kerry Madsen and Sam Hafertepe Jr. each captured a $10,000-to-win main event and Alex Schriever charged from 16th to claim an A Main.

Madsen set quick time during qualifying, maneuvered from sixth to win a heat race and charged from eighth to garner the 410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store main event - his track-best third triumph of the season.

However, it was polesitter Brooke Tatnell who dominated early as he led the first dozen laps of the 20-lap main event before Wayne Johnson made a bid for the lead. The duo swapped the lead multiple times and while they traded slide jobs Madsen, who was up to fourth place by the midpoint of the race, closed the deficit.

As the drivers crossed the finish line on Lap 15 Johnson was in the outside groove with Tatnell heading to the bottom lane entering turn one. Madsen had momentum and beat Tatnell to the bottom going into the corner, making it three wide for the lead with only five laps remaining. Madsen slid across the track in turns one and two, narrowly in front of Johnson exiting turn two for what turned out to be the race-winning move.

Madsen pulled away for the triumph with Johnson earning the runner-up result and Tatnell placing third. Mark Dobmeier rallied from 11 th to fourth place to secure the 410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store track championship and Austin McCarl rounded out the top five.

McCarl and Kaeding were heat race winners along with Madsen.

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour main event was just as exciting as Hafertepe Jr., who entered the night as the series points leader, quickly maneuvered into the runner-up position from his fourth starting spot while Kaeding, who started on the pole, led most of the first half of the 25-lap A Main.

Hafertepe Jr. and Kaeding swapped the lead multiple times before Hafertepe Jr. took the lead for good when Kaeding bobbled on the cushion in turn four on Lap 19. A late-race caution allowed Kaeding to close on the rear bumper of Hafertepe Jr., who was able to capitalize on a strong restart to record his series-best 13th triumph this season.

Thomas Kennedy rounded out the podium with Wayne Johnson finishing fourth and Seth Bergman fifth.

Bergman, Kaeding, Kennedy and Kaley Gharst each scored a heat race win and Scott Winters picked up the B Main victory.

Schriever was on a mission during the HRA non-wing sprints presented by HitchDoc A Main, powering from his third-to-last starting position to his second feature triumph of the season at Jackson Motorplex. Schriever also had to outduel the most recent winner, 14th starting Bret Mellenberndt, for the impressive win as Rick Shuman placed third, Shane Fick was fourth and Anna Hippe ended fifth.

Brandon Halverson, Jeremy Kerzman and Schriever were the heat race winners.

Jackson Motorplex will be dormant for the next two weekends before wrapping up the season on Sept. 22-23 for the IMCA Jackson Nationals presented by Arnold Motor Supply featuring Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods, Fairmont Awards IMCA hobby stocks, IMCA stock cars and IMCA sport compacts.

RACE REPORT: JACKSON MOTORPLEX IN JACKSON, MINN. (Sept. 2, 2017) -

410 OUTLAW SPRINTS FUELED BY CASEY'S GENERAL STORE

A Feature : 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen (8); 2. 2C-Wayne Johnson (3); 3. 55-Brooke Tatnell (1); 4. 13-Mark Dobmeier (11); 5. 2KS-Austin McCarl (4); 6. 3-Tim Kaeding (18); 7. 09-Matt Juhl (2); 8. 83-Justin Henderson (6); 9. 7W-Tasker Phillips (13); 10. 18-Ian Madsen (7); 11. 12-Lynton Jeffrey (9); 12. 44-Chris Martin (5); 13. 14-Jody Rosenboom (14); 14. 35-Skylar Prochaska (10); 15. 16-Travis Whitney (22); 16. 81-Austin Johnson (16); 17. (DNF) 4W-Matt Wasmund (19); 18. (DNF) 4X-Eric Schulz (20); 19. (DNF) 22-Rager Phillips (17); 20. (DNF) 3P-Sawyer Phillips (12); 21. (DNF) 7X-Kaley Gharst (15); 22. (DNF) 87-Aaron Reutzel (21); (DNS) 14K-Victoria (Tori) Knutson; (DNS) 23W-Scott Winters.

Heat 1 : 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen (6); 2. 7W-Tasker Phillips (2); 3. 44-Chris Martin (4); 4. 09-Matt Juhl (3); 5. 81-Austin Johnson (1); 6. 35-Skylar Prochaska (5); 7. (DNF) 87-Aaron Reutzel (8); 8. (DNF) 4W-Matt Wasmund (7).

Heat 2 : 1. 2KS-Austin McCarl (4); 2. 14-Jody Rosenboom (2); 3. 18-Ian Madsen (6); 4. 55-Brooke Tatnell (3); 5. 13-Mark Dobmeier (5); 6. 22-Rager Phillips (1); 7. 4X-Eric Schulz (7); (DNS) 16-Travis Whitney.

Heat 3 : 1. 3-Tim Kaeding (1); 2. 83-Justin Henderson (5); 3. 2C-Wayne Johnson (4); 4. 3P-Sawyer Phillips (3); 5. 7X-Kaley Gharst (2); 6. 12-Lynton Jeffrey (6); (DNS) 23W-Scott Winters; (DNS) 14K-Victoria (Tori) Knutson.

Qualifying : 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen (23); 2. 18-Ian Madsen (13); 3. 12-Lynton Jeffrey (11); 4. 35-Skylar Prochaska (7); 5. 13-Mark Dobmeier (19); 6. 83-Justin Henderson (17); 7. 44-Chris Martin (4); 8. 2KS-Austin McCarl (10); 9. 2C-Wayne Johnson (21); 10. 09-Matt Juhl (15); 11. 55-Brooke Tatnell (12); 12. 3P-Sawyer Phillips (1); 13. 7W-Tasker Phillips (24); 14. 14-Jody Rosenboom (14); 15. 7X-Kaley Gharst (9); 16. 81-Austin Johnson (5); 17. 22-Rager Phillips (20); 18. 3-Tim Kaeding (16); 19. 4W-Matt Wasmund (22); 20. 16-Travis Whitney (3); 21. 4X-Eric Schulz (2); 22. 14K-Victoria (Tori) Knutson (6); 23. 23W-Scott Winters (18); 24. 87-Aaron Reutzel (8).

LUCAS OIL ASCS NATIONAL TOUR 360 SPRINTS

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr (4); 2. 3-Tim Kaeding (1); 3. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (3); 4. 2C-Wayne Johnson (7); 5. 23-Seth Bergman (8); 6. 95-Matt Covington (2); 7. 45X-Johnny Herrera (9); 8. 99-Skylar Gee (6); 9. 4J-Lee Grosz (10); 10. 52-Blake Hahn (16); 11. 35-Skylar Prochaska (14); 12. 14X-Jody Rosenboom (18); 13. 7K-Kaley Gharst (5); 14. 17W-Harli White (21); 15. 11X-Gregg Bakker (19); 16. 2-Derrik Lusk (13); 17. 40-Clint Garner (12); 18. 13JM-Jordan Martens (22); 19. (DNF) 2H-Bill Boles (20); 20. (DNF) 17-Lee Goos Jr (15); 21. (DNF) 23W-Scott Winters (17); 22. (DNF) 6-Eric Lutz (11); 23. (DNF) 1-A.J. Moeller (23).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 23W-Scott Winters (2); 2. 14X-Jody Rosenboom (4); 3. 11X-Gregg Bakker (5); 4. 2H-Bill Boles (1); 5. 17W-Harli White (8); 6. 13JM-Jordan Martens (10); 7. 5T-Mark Toews (3); 8. 12L-John Lambertz (9); 9. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (11); 10. 1-A.J. Moeller (16); 11. 86-Donovan Peterson (14); 12. 1A-John Anderson (13); 13. 7-Mike Sires (12); 14. 14-Ben Holmberg (15); 15. (DNF) 87-Aaron Reutzel (6); 16. (DNF) 75-Brandon Halverson (7); (DNS) 84-Scott Bogucki.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman (2); 2. 2C-Wayne Johnson (4); 3. 95-Matt Covington (8); 4. 17-Lee Goos Jr (3); 5. 14X-Jody Rosenboom (5); 6. 75-Brandon Halverson (6); 7. 1A-John Anderson (1); 8. 7-Mike Sires (7); (DNS) 84-Scott Bogucki.

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 3-Tim Kaeding (1); 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr (5); 3. 99-Skylar Gee (6); 4. 52-Blake Hahn (3); 5. 35-Skylar Prochaska (8); 6. 17W-Harli White (4); 7. 12L-John Lambertz (7); 8. 1-A.J. Moeller (2).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (1); 2. 4J-Lee Grosz (2); 3. 40-Clint Garner (4); 4. 2H-Bill Boles (3); 5. 23W-Scott Winters (6); 6. 5T-Mark Toews (8); 7. 13JM-Jordan Martens (7); 8. 14-Ben Holmberg (5).

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 7K-Kaley Gharst (1); 2. 6-Eric Lutz (2); 3. 2-Derrik Lusk (4); 4. 45X-Johnny Herrera (8); 5. 11X-Gregg Bakker (5); 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel (7); 7. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (3); 8. 86-Donovan Peterson (6).

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A Feature : 1. 0-Alex Schriever (16); 2. 97-Bret Mellenberndt (14); 3. 91-Rick Shuman (1); 4. 13S-Shane Fick (3); 5. 16-Anna Hippe (4); 6. 27S-Tom Sires (8); 7. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (15); 8. 7-Clinton Bruns (17); 9. 1-Arlo Provost (6); 10. 22-Jeff Pellersels (10); 11. 5-Eric Winlel (7); 12. 0X-Brandon Stevenson (11); 13. 55-Joseph Kouba (12); 14. 73-Bill Deay (13); 15. 13-Dave Murphy (18); 16. 2-Leon DeBoer (5); 17. (DNF) 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (9); 18. (DNF) 1A-Brad Anderson (2).

Heat 1 : 1. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (4); 2. 22-Jeff Pellersels (6); 3. 91-Rick Shuman (7); 4. 16-Anna Hippe (2); 5. 55-Joseph Kouba (3); 6. 13-Dave Murphy (5); 7. 5-Eric Winlel (1).

Heat 2 : 1. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (5); 2. 0X-Brandon Stevenson (4); 3. 1A-Brad Anderson (2); 4. 2-Leon DeBoer (1); 5. (DNF) 14-Rob Sharits (3); 6. (DNF) 7X-Rick Jansma (6); 7. (DNF) 48-Neal Matuska (7).

Heat 3 : 1. 0-Alex Schriever (3); 2. 97-Bret Mellenberndt (7); 3. 13S-Shane Fick (2); 4. 1-Arlo Provost (1); 5. 27S-Tom Sires (4); 6. 7-Clinton Bruns (6); 7. 73-Bill Deay (5).

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Sept. 22-23 for the IMCA Jackson Nationals presented by Arnold Motor Supply featuring Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods, Fairmont Awards IMCA hobby stocks, IMCA stock cars and IMCA sport compacts

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Mike Lichty Scores Dominant Win in 24th ISMA Supernationals at Oswego Speedway

OSWEGO, NY (September 2, 2017) - Canadian Mike Lichty brought home the second ISMA Supernationals win of his Supermodified career Saturday night at Oswego Speedway, driving the Reed’s Salvage, Patco Transportation No. 84 to victory lane in the 24th running of the event on Budweiser Classic Weekend at the ‘Steel Palace.’

Lichty started on the outside pole, passed polesitter Chris Perley on the outside on lap 1 and never looked back, earning the fifth Oswego checkered flag of his career and the first since May of 2016.

“It’s been awhile since we’ve been in victory lane here at Oswego,” Lichty said. “I have to thank Craig Reed, my father, Patco Transportation and everyone involved for a great effort. We have no plans to run Star or Thompson later this year so it’s nice go out with a win for this team.”

Perley, who is the all-time winningest ISMA driver not only in series history but also on Classic Weekend, ended up finishing in the runner up spot. The ‘Rowley Rocket’ is pulling double duty this Classic Weekend, also driving the Eddie Shea owned No. 44 Hawk Chassis Supermodified in the Budweiser International Classic 200.

“Our car was good tonight, I have to thank Eddie (Shea) and the whole team,” Perley said. “After Mike (Lichty) got me I just was never quite close to him enough to have anything to go for the win, but I’m happy for our team and I’m happy for Lichty. We will give it a shot in the 200 tomorrow.”

Finishing out the podium was Trent Stephens, the 2016 King of Wings champion, who has had a rather impressive season with the ISMA tour that included a victory at Lancaster Speedway.

“We had an awesome car today. right off the trailer it was great,” Stephens said. “Disappointed we only have a third to show for it, but the top five cars tonight were pretty quick. We tightened it up too much for the feature, so there was some more speed to be had. Just glad we had a good result after the crew busted their butts after Delaware.”

The 24th ISMA Supernationals was lead to green by Perley and Lichty with Lichty proving stronger very early on, as he worked past Perley to take the top spot with fourth starting McKennedy falling into third on lap 1.

Lichty lead the first ten circuits ahead of Perley, McKennedy, Dan Bowes, Stephens, Mark Sammut and Mike McVetta with Bowes, the evening’s fast qualifier, quickly on the move in the Northeast Metal Technologies No. 25.

By lap 13, Bowes had pulled in behind the P&L Motorsports No. 21 of McKennedy in traffic, shooting under the Modified regular in turn one to take the third spot.

As Lichty worked into his initial round of traffic on lap 18, it appeared as if Perley would have the chance to capitalize until the first yellow flag of the race was put out on lap 20 for Dave McKnight into the turn two wall.

On the ensuing restart, Lichty was able to open up his lead. Although Bowes appeared to be the only car that had anything for the top two all race long, the driver from Byfield, MA made hard contact with the outside wall as the green flag came back out. Bowes took his car straight to the pits.

At halfway, Lichty lead Perley, McKennedy, Stephens, Sammut, McVetta, Tim Jedrzejek, and AJ Lesiecki, who despite getting lapped in the closing stages, ran rather well in his first Oswego showing.

Traffic became an issue again for the front runners with fifteen laps to go and it was then that Stephens took advantage of it to make the move of the race, going to the outside of McKennedy to take the third spot before darting under the lapped car of Lesiecki in the same corner to complete his pass on lap 47.

Perley tried with everything he had left to reel in Lichty as the laps clicked away,, but the once repeat winner of the Supernationals three years in a row was unable to reel in the driver of the No. 84, who earned his first ISMA victory of 2017 and the twelfth of his career, now tied for eleventh with Warren Coniam on the all-time list.

Points, contingencies and special awards for the Supernationals will be available at ISMA press time.

Classic Weekend action concludes on Saturday with the 61st Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds plus the Bud Light Classic 75 for Pathfinder Bank SBS. Tickets remain available for the most prestigious Supermodified race in the world and can be purchased at the track or by phoning a box office representative at (315)-342-0646.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

Feature (60-laps): 1. 84 Mike Lichty, 2. 11 Chris Perley, 3. 21 Jon McKennedy, 4. 19 Trent Stephens, 5. 78 Mark Sammut, 6. 22 Mike McVetta, 7. 97 Tim Jedrzejek, 8. 1 Kyle Edwards, 9 14. AJ Lesiecki, 10. 23 Jason Spaulding, 11. 66 Lou LeVea Sr, 12. 25 Dan Bowes, 13. 70 Dave McKnight, 14. 49 Moe Lilje, 15. 0 Tim Snyder, 16. 48 Rich Reid, 17. 15 Michael Muldoon

Heat 1 (10-laps): 1. 22 Mike McVetta, 2. 19 Trent Stephens, 3. 84 Mike Lichty, 4. 78 Mark Sammut, 5. 49 Moe Lilje, 6. 23 Jason Spaulding, 7. 66 Lou LeVea Sr, 8. 70 Dave McKnight, 9. 15 Michael Muldoon

Heat 2 (10-laps): 1. 11 Chris Perley, 2. 21 Jon McKennedy, 3. 1 Kyle Edwards, 4. 25 Dan Bowes, 5. 97 Tim Jedrzejek, 6. 0 Tim Snyder, 7. 48 Rich Reid, 8. 14 AJ Lesiecki

Time Trials: 1. 25 Dan Bowes - 14.946, 2. 84 Mike Lichty - 15.070, 3. 97 Tim Jedrzejek, 4. 19 Trent Stephens - 15.231, 5. 1 Kyle Edwards - 15.345, 6. 22 Mike McVetta - 15.349, 7. 11 Chris Perley - 15.390, 8. 78 Mark Sammut - 15.605, 9. 0 Tim Snyder - 15.872, 10. 70 Dave McKnight - 15.933, 11. 21 Jon McKennedy - 15.961, 12. 49 Moe Lilje - 16.245, 13. 66 Lou LeVea Sr - 16.277, 14. 48 Rich Reid - 16.319, 15. 23 Jason Spaulding - 16.321, 16. 14 AJ Lesiecki - 16.429

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

 

 

Greg Hodnett Wins Patriot Sprint Tour/ United Racing Club Event at Williams Grove Speedway In Convincing Fashion

(Mechanicsburg, PA) After winning the 410 A-Main at Williams Grove Speedway Friday night, Greg Hodnett came back out in his Mike Heffner owned 360 ride and won the Patriot Sprint Tour/United Racing Club event over Mark Smith and Lucas Wolfe.

Mark Sasso and Trey Starks brought the 26-car competition to the green flag and before they could even get into turn one, Steve Collins was stopped on the front stretch with front end damage after bouncing off the turn four wall, his night would be over.

The field would re-fire with Starks taking command with Mark Smith who started fourth taking second immediately exiting turn two as they were heading down the back stretch.

On lap three, Mark Sasso’s left rear tire would explode leaving no place for Eddie Strada causing him to flip twice bringing out the red flag. Smith would be leading Trey Starks, Greg Hodnett, Steve Buckwalter, and now Robbie Stillwaggon.

On the ensuing restart, Jared Zimbardi who was running 11th at the time flipped forward several times entering turn one bringing out the second red flag on the third lap. Williams Grove Speedway Emergency personnel would arrive to the scene. Zimbardi was responsive but went to Holy Spirit Hospital for a full examination. He was released early Saturday morning.

Smith would bring the field back to green where Greg Hodnett began to challenge Smith for the race lead. After swapping the lead several times, Hodnett would take complete command by lap six.

Another caution occurred on lap seven when George Suprick would spin in turn four bringing out the fourth stoppage of the night. Hodnett would now lead Smith, Starks, Stillwaggon, and Buckwalter. Josh Weller, who used a URC provisional had already moved up into the top ten.

Hodnett would continue to pull away from the field for the next several laps as Lucas Wolfe was also making a push forward getting by both Stillwaggon and Buckwalter to take third. Jason Schultz would follow suit by cracking the top five with less than ten laps to go.

Smith would get one last shot at Hodnett on a lap 19 restart thanks to another caution from Bryn Gohn who was slow in turn two.

Smith, as well as anyone else, had nothing for Greg Hodnett who picked up his third win in 360 competition for 2017. Smith would settle for second followed by Lucas Wolfe, Jason Schultz, and Trey Starks completing the top five.

Robbie Stillwaggon, who finished tenth, was the highest finishing Patriot Sprint Tour member and will receive first place points followed by Jordan Thomas (12), Joe Trenca (13), Kyle Drum (16), George Suprick (17), Chuck Hebing (18), Jared Zimbardi (22), Steve Collins (26). Josh Azzi and Derek Jonathan will be credited with ninth and tenth place points respectively.

With 42 cars in the pits, the five heats went to JJ Grasso, Robbie Stillwaggon, Lucas Wolfe, Mark Smith and Trey Starks. Cody Keller and Adam Carberry would take the B-Main wins.

Two Patriot point races remain with the top ten looking like: 1) 35-Jared Zimbardi (2291) 2) 67-Steve Collins (2266) 3) 47-Kyle Drum (2222) 4) 79-Jordan Thomas (2071) 5) 81-Derek Jonathan (1880) 6) 17z-Josh Azzi (1865) 7) 98-Joe Trenca (1376) 8) 48jr-Darryl Ruggles (1337) 9) X-Dan Bennett (1216) 10) 54j-David Just (1102).

The series now heads to the Selinsgrove Speedway tonight for a 7:00 p.m. start time. Be sure to visit www.patriotsprinttour.com and to like ‘Patriot Sprint Tour’ on facebook. You can follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and Twitter.

The Patriot Sprint Tour recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2017 season: A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Prestige Pool & Spa, Einstein Construction Group, Bonnell’s Auto Group, Evingham Site Excavation, Fine Touch Collision, Mike Emhof Motorsports Inc., Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment, Patriot Tank Lines, Danny Willmes Enterprises, Casey’s Truck Salvage, Just Signs & Designs, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Sunoco Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing, ASI Racewear, Curtis Berleue Photography.

Williams Grove Speedway PST/URC Quick Results

9/1/2017

42 Cars

A Main: 1) 27-GREG HODNETT 2) M1-Mark Smith 3) 5W-Lucas Wolfe 4) 29-Jason Schultz 5) 44-Trey Starks 6) 3Z-Steve Buckwalter 7) 45N-Kevin Nagy 8) 5G-Curt Michael 9) 63-Josh Weller 10) 89-Robbie Stillwaggon 11) 77-Derek Locke 12) 79-Jordan Thomas 13) 98-Joe Trenca 14) 22B-Troy Betts 15) 4A-Jon Egan 16) 47D-Kyle Drum 17) 87-George Suprick 18) Chuck Hebing 19) 22G-Bryn Gohn 20) 1W-Eric Tomecek 21) 47C-Adam Carberry 22) 35-Jared Zimbardi 23) 25-JJ Grasso 24) 42E-Eddie Strada 25) 99-Kody Keller 26) 67-Steve Collins

PST Membership Results: 1) 89-Robbie Stillwaggon 2) 79-Jordan Thomas 3) 98-Joe Trenca 4) 47-Kyle Drum 5) 87-George Suprick 6) 45-Chuck Hebing 7) 35-Jared Zimbardi 8) 67-Steve Collins 9) 17-Josh Azzi 10) 81-Derek Jonathan

Heat 1: 25-JJ Grasso 2) 45N-Kevin Nagy 3) 42E-Eddie Strada 4) 22-Troy Betts 5) 99-Cody Keller 6) 73B-Brett Michalski 7) 30-Jared Esh 8) 19-Troy Wagaman 9) 81-Derek Jonathan

Heat 2: 1) 89-Robbie Stillwaggon 2) 1W-Eric Tomecek 3) 35-Jared Zimbardi 4) 45-Chuck Hebing 5)47c-Adam Carberry 6) 91-David Quackenbush 7) 4-Jimmy Stitzel 8) 8c-Brian Carber 9) 63-Josh Weller

Heat 3: 1) 5w-Lucas Wolfe 2) 3z-Steve Buckwalter 3) 29-Jason Schultz 4) 98-Joe Trenca 5) 7K-Kris Lilick 6) 47D-Kyle Drum 7) 71-Chris Allen Jr 8) 67W-Justin Whittall

Heat 4: 1) M1-Mark Smith 2) 22G-Bryn Gohn 3) 77-Derek Locke 4) 87-George Suprick 5) 2W-Glenndon Forsythe 6) 56M-Chris Coyle 7) 17z-Josh Azzi 8) 706-Mark Sasso

Heat 5: 1) 44-Trey Starks 2) 27-Greg Hodnett 3) 5G-Curt Michael 4) 79-Jordan Thomas 5) 67-Steve Collins 6) 4A-Jon Egan 7) 2AU-Warren Ferguson 8) 66-Doug Dodson

B Main 1: 1) 99- Cody Keller 2) 4a- Jon Egan 3) 73B-Brett Michalski 4) 2W-Glenndon Forsythe 5) 47D: Kyle Drum 6) 67W-Justin Whittall 7) 17z-Josh Azzi 8) 81-Derek Jonathan 9) 19- Troy Wagaman (DNS)

B Main 2: 1) 47-Adam Carberry 2) 67-Steve Collins 3) 56M-Chris Coyle 4) 63-Josh Weller 5) 91-David Quackenbush 6) 71-Chris Allen 7) 706-Mark Sasso 8) 2AU- Warren Ferguson 9) 8C-Brian Carber

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt Presented by ARP at Hartford Speedway

ERIE, MI (September 2, 2017) – Ryan Ruhl (Coldwater, MI) charged from the 8th starting position to win the King Engine Bearings King of Michigan finale at Hartford Speedway last night.  The race brought the curtain down on the last race for Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt Presented by ARP at Hartford Speedway.

The 29 qualifiers were led by Joe Swanson, Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition Fast Master (fast qualifier) in the Engler Machine & Tool heat and fastest overall at 14.200.  Swanson looked like he had the speed to be a contender for the feature win, but suffered an engine failure while leading his heat.  Chad Blonde was Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition Fast Master (fast qualifier) in the COMP Cams heat, and Steve Irwin for the RockAuto.com heat.  Ryan Grubaugh’s night ended in qualifying with engine woes.

Ruhl’s win came after he took lead from race leader Steve Irwin (Fenton, MI) on lap 10, but it wasn’t an easy win.  12th place starter Chad Blonde (Litchfield, MI), winner of the three previous King Engine Bearings KoM took 2nd on lap 16, then the lead on the next lap.  Ruhl wasn’t to be denied and charged back around Blonde on the next lap.  While it looked like everything was settled, Irwin found new speed and battled back and forth with Blonde for 2nd.  Irwin took 2nd on lap 22, but lapped traffic in his low groove forced him to check up, and Blonde drove around the top back into 2nd. Ruhl held on to take the action-packed 25 lapper over Blonde and Irwin. 

Ruhl advanced 7 places in the feature, and Blonde advanced 12 places.  However, Brett Mann showed the most muscle by advancing from 19th to a 4th place finish, winning the KSE Racing Products Hard Charger Award at +15.  Irwin was the fastest car for several laps late in the race.

Blonde’s 2nd place finish earned him the King Engine Bearings King of Michigan Championship.  Steve Irwin finished 2nd, Gregg Dalman 3rd, Thomas Schinderle 4th, and Ryan Ruhl 5th.

King Engine Bearings made it possible to take the SOD King of Michigan to a new level as a four-race mini-series instead of a single race.  Hartford Speedway’s Tim and Leah Dibble and their entire staff gave competitors a great race track that culminated with an excellent program and one of the season’s best features with action and passing everywhere.

Going into the 2017 SOD final points race tonight at Crystal Motor Speedway, Andrew Scheid will be the 2017 Perfit Corporation Sprint Car Rookie of the Year; Scheid’s feature ended early on the hook with a flat right front tire.  Thomas Schinderle has a lock on the 2017 Perfit Corporation Series Car Rookie of the Year; Schinderle drove to an 8th place finish after an early race spin.

Qualifying - Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition Fast Masters (fast qualifiers) $50 each

Group

Time

#

Driver

Engler Machine & Tool Heat

14.200

7J

Joe Swanson

COMP Cams Heat

14.239

5b

Chad Blonde

RockAuto.com Heat

14.442

0

Steve Irwin

 

Heat Races – Winners $100 each

Engler Machine & Tool Heat #1

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

20A

Andy Chehowski

 

2

41

Thomas Schinderle

Kistler Racing Products

3

77Z

Zane Devault

Racing Optics

4

12

Chris Gurley

 

5

21T

Troy Chehowski

 

6

47

Robert Bulloch

 

7

11

Trey Smith

 

8

7J

Joe Swanson

 

9

3G

John Gurley

 

10

58

Tony Bures

 

 

COMP Cams Heat #2

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

16

Ryan Ruhl

 

2

5M

Max Stambaugh

Allstar Performance

3

10S

Jay Steinebach

Racing Optics

4

10J

Chris Jones

 

5

5B

Chad Blonde

 

6

8

Justin Ward

 

7

70

Eli Lakin

 

8

4

Tyler Fitzpatrick

 

9

52

Zac Broughman

 

DNS

71H

Ryan Grubaugh

 

 

RockAuto.com Heat #3

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

0

Steve Irwin

 

2

49T

Gregg Dalman

Kistler Racing Products

3

77

Andrew Scheid

Racing Optics

4

19J

Linden Jones

 

5

27B

Boston Mead

 

6

5QB

Quentin Blonde

 

7

18

Michael Summers

 

8

27

Jared Lamberson

 

9

19

Brett Mann

 

 

B-Main

 

#

Driver

1

19

Brett Mann

2

11

Trey Smith

3

70

Eli Lakin

4

18

Michael Summers

5

4

Tyler Fitzpatrick

6

27

Jared Lamberson

7

52

Zac Broughman

8

3G

John Gurley

 

Feature

 

#

Driver

Started

Contingencies

1

16

Ryan Ruhl

8

Rod End Supply

2

5b

Chad Blonde

14

Rod End Supply

3

0

Steve Irwin

1

Rod End Supply

4

19

Brett Mann

19

Schoenfeld Headers

5

49T

Gregg Dalman

4

ATL Racing Fuel Cells

6

5M

Max Stambaugh

7

 

7

77Z

Zane Devault

5

Allstar Performance

8

41

Thomas Schinderle

3

 

9

27B

Boston Mead

15

King Racing Products

10

10S

Jay Steinebach

9

 

11

19J

Linden Jones

12

Keizer Aluminum Wheels

12

20A

Andy Chehowski

2

 

13

5QB

Quentin Blonde

18

 

14

21T

Troy Chehowski

13

 

15

18

Michael Summers

22

 

16

70

Eli Lakin

21

 

17

4

Tyler Fitzpatrick

23

 

18

8

Justin Ward

17

 

19

47

Robert Bulloch

16

 

20

10J

Chris Jones

9

 

21

27

Jared Lamberson

24

 

22

77

Andrew Scheid

6

 

23

11

Trey Smith

20

 

DNS

12

Chris Gurley

10

 

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger – Brett Mann (+15)R Motorsports Contingency (feature top 10 draw) – MaxStambaugh
DMI (Diversified Machine) Contingency (feature 12-16 draw) – Troy Chehowski
Perfit Corporation Lucky Dog – Andy Chehowski

For more information about Engine Pro go to www.enginepro.com.  For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com.  The full 2017 Sprints on Dirt schedule, rules, current news, and other information are available at www.sprintsondirt.com.

 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2017 by many important sponsor partners including: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor), ARP (Title Sponsor), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire), MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor), Driven Racing Oil (Battlegrounds Bash Sponsor), King Engine Bearings (King of Michigan Sponsor), Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor), The Perfit Corporation (Lucky Dog Sponsor), KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor), XYZ Machining (Season Sportsman & Crew Chief Sponsor).  In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, BR Motorsports, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kistler Racing Products, Maxim Racing, Motor City Racing Promotions, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Walker Performance Filtration.

 

 

Danny Varin Passes Jason Barney on Final Lap for Brewerton Speedway Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Win

By MIKE MALLETT

BREWERTON, NY – Friday night’s Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint A-Main at the Brewerton Speedway was a thriller with Danny Varin out maneuvering local favorite Jason Barney in the final laps to take his fourth series victory of the 2017 season. Varin also picked up the 7-12 challenge bonus by winning from the seventh spot allowing him to take home $3,825 for the triumph.

“It’s amazing,” said Varin after the win. “We are on top of the world right now. We came here and wanted to finish the race to get to tomorrow. We made into tomorrow and got a little extra pocket change to spend with on it.”

Varin, of Fonda, N.Y., ran in the top five for much of the race before making a charge late. He sat third with three laps to go when the caution came out for a spinning Larry Wight. On the restart Varin and Barney battled swapping the lead multiple times around the d-shaped facility with Varin coming out on top on the final lap.

“I really think Barney had a better car there,” stated Varin. “It was unfortunate what happened to Larry (Wight), but it gave us an opportunity to get a good run at Jason (Barney). He’s the cleanest driver out there. Every question I have he answers. He’s just a phenomenal competitor. I just drove it in there wide-open and either we were going to wreck it or put it in victory lane.”

Matt Billings, fresh off his first career series win last weekend in Quebec on the asphalt, redrew the pole for the start of the 25-lap feature. Billings raced quickly away from the field while Wight jumped from sixth into the top three on the first lap.

Billings remained at the helm as Wight kept moving up through to take second by the time race reached lap five. From there it was a two car battle at the front for the lead with Wight eventually wrestling it away from Billings on the bottom of turns three and four on lap seven.

The red flag was necessary on lap nine for a four car incident in turn one. Brett Wright, Dalton Herrick, Jeff Cook and Paulie Colagiovanni all came together with Colagiovanni sustaining significant damage to his No. 10 after going over. Everyone walked away uninjured in the incident.

At the green it was Wight and Billings at the front with Barney racing from 21st to take over the third position. This made it a three car battle at the front with Varin watching from the fourth position. It was an intense race with Barney taking the second with five laps to go.

A caution on lap 22 set up a showdown between Wight and Barney. Barney worked the outside as Wight went to the bottom before sliding up in front to hold off Barney. As they raced down the backstretch the pair pinched down to the bottom with each looking to gain the edge. Wight ended up spinning in the fourth corner as his right rear tire just got into the slick. Paul Kinney, who was fifth, ended up getting into the outside wall as well.

With Wight relegated to the rear for being the initial reason for the yellow, Barney paced the field for restart with Varin right there. The green saw Barney go high into the first corner with Varin down low attempting to slide Barney. Barney beat him off the corner and held the top spot as the came to the line with two laps to go.

They swapped lanes and the lead with Barney coming to the line in the top spot as the white came out with Varin right there. Barney elected to run the bottom to protect against the slide job through turns one and two which gave Varin the open lane on the top.

Varin and Barney raced side-by-side down the backstretch with Barney forced into the low lane and Varin on the cushion. As they came off the fourth corner it was Varin using the high-side moment to drive around Barney for the victory.

“I didn’t expect it,” cited Varin about Barney electing the bottom on the final lap. “Jason knows what he’s doing. I think we have a very similar driving style. He had to cover the bottom. He did the right thing, but I was going to go wherever he didn’t. He was protecting against the slide job. Whatever was going to happen, was going to happen.”

Barney, the current high-point man, was disappointed with himself afterwards that he made a mistake in the final laps to give up the lead after an impressive charge from the 21st starting position. He was hoping to get it done in front all the friends and family that had come out to support him at his home track.

“I’m really bummed out here,” commented Barney. “I’m disappointed for my guys, disappointed for everyone who came to watch me tonight. I got a lot of family and friends here. It felt sweet there for a little bit. I just got a little excited there and started defensive driving instead of offensive driving. I was trying to predict where they were going to go and it cost me the race. I feel bad. It would have been a storybook winning from 21st. Danny ran a hell of a race. He’s a great race car driver.”

Billings came home in the third position after setting the pace in the early stages of the race. The third matched his best finish on the dirt this season with the series.

“This is an awesome car that Mike (Stelter) put together,” said Billings. “We are standing on the front stretch, not too bad. We led some laps. We are getting the car better.”

Billy VanInwegen started 18th before coming home fourth while Granby, Conn., driver Scott Holcomb was able to complete the top five for his best run of the year to date. A total of 33 cars filled the pits on the kick off of a four race weekend.

Lucas Oil ESS A-Main – Danny Varin ($3,825), Jason Barney ($1,200), Matt Billings ($800), Billy VanInwegen ($655), Scott Holcomb ($565), Sammy Reakes IV ($470), Brandon Kidd ($505), Jeff Cook ($420), Tommy Wickham ($400), Matt Tanner ($360), Dave Axton ($355), Larry Wight ($450), Paul Kinney ($290), Kelly Hebing ($285), Erik Karlsen ($305), Chad Miller ($325), Brett Wright ($295), Darryl Ruggles ($290), Dalton Herrick ($260), Paulie Colagiovanni ($255), Pete Richardson ($250), Jonathan Preston ($375), Shawn Donath ($500), Coleman Gulick ($275)

Did Not Qualify – Derrick Juliano, Clay Dow, Dan Douville, Dylan Swiernik, Darrell Bragman, Emily VanInwegen, Denny Peebles, Keith Granholm, Dan Bennett

Lap Leader – Billings 1-6, Wight 7-21, Barney 22-23, Varin 24-25.

ESS Bonuses:

Hoosier Tires Bridesmaid Bonus – Barney $100

E&V Energy Fast Time – Ruggles, B. VanInwegen, Wight, Varin $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Karlsen, Axton, Wight, Gulick $25

Schneider Packaging/Cobra Coaches Dash – Preston ($125), Kidd ($75), Miller ($50), Donath ($50)

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Wight $50

Insinger Performance Hard Charger – Barney (19 pos), $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Barney $50

Ohsweken Speedway 22nd Anniversary – Preston $50

Scorpion Security Products Last Car Lead Lap – Wight $50

Scorpion Security Products 12 Redraw – Wright $25

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Holcomb $35

7/12 Challenge – Varin $1,800

Hoosier Tire – Donath $200

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Stewart Swoops in for Win at Skagit Speedway

Alger, WA - The old adage is “It’s better to be lucky than good.” On Friday night, Shane Stewart proved to be both lucky AND good as he raced to a victory on night one of the Outlaw Energy Showdown at Skagit Speedway with the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Brad Sweet led the initial eight laps of the thirty lap feature at Skagit Speedway with his KKR teammate Daryn Pittman in hot pursuit and Stewart reeling the pair in as the entered slower traffic. Disaster struck for the lead pair on lap nine as Sweet collided with the back of a slower car, collecting Pittman with him as Stewart snuck through the narrowest of holes to avoid contact and take the lead as the race went to caution. Shane survived three more restarts over the course of the contest to pick up the victory, with Jason Johnson nipping at his heels in second and Jac Haudenschild holding off Donny Schatz to round out the podium. Stewart was quick time on the night. Heat winners were Haudenschild, Pittman and Johnson. Jacob Allen won the Last Chance Showdown.

The Northwest Focus Midget Series was the support division on Friday night, with 30 cars ready to battle it out for supremacy. Evan Margeson took the victory on the evening, taking the lead for the first time from Nik Larson on lap 11 before slipping up and letting Nick Evans by on lap 23. Margeson was undeterred, driving back underneath Evans in turn one to retake the lead on lap 24 and running on to the win. Evans settled for second with Tristin Thomas taking third. Heat winners were Tristin, Garrett Thomas and Eric Turner. Shane Smith won the B Main.

 

 

Shaffer takes advantage of Lay's woes for Attica FAST win; Henry holds off Conley for ALMS victory

Friday, Sept. 1, 2017

Contact: Brian Liskai

Liskai2x@roadrunner.com

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Tim Shaffer was there to take advantage when leader Brian Lay ran out of fuel with four laps remaining at Attica Raceway Park Friday and drove to his second 410 sprint win of the season at the track to open the two-night Attica Ambush.

Aliquippa, Pennsylvania’s Shaffer, who started sixth in the 30-lap feature, earned $5,000 for the victory. It was his 15th career victory at Attica as he now sits sixth on the track’s all-time win list. It was also Shaffer’s third All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics victory.

With just two FAST races left in 2017, Fremont’s DJ Foos continues to lead the series points. His charge from 21st to a 10th place finish will increase his advantage over Chris Andrews for that $10,000 title.

Ada, Ohio’s John Henry led all 30 laps for the $5,000 pay day in the Sunoco American Late Models Series feature. It wasn’t easy for the “Steel Driver” as he held off a charging Corey Conley. The first 24 laps Henry had his hands full with Steve Kester as they raced side by side lap after lap. The last five laps had the crowd on their feet as Henry, Conley, Kester and Steve Casebolt battled.

It was Henry’s first win at Attica this season and the 14th of his career at the track putting him third on the all-time late model win list.

Shaffer’s victory gives him a ton of momentum heading into Saturday’s Dirt Classic Ohio event at Attica with a $10,000 payday on the line. Shaffer also rolls off fifth in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions make-up feature from the June 16th rained out affair.

“It feels great to be back in victory lane. I have a great group of guys behind me with Jeff Rudzik and Joe Demyan giving us the best cars. It’s just awesome. Tomorrow it’s about doing the right things and getting the car good and the driver running good. We have to start over tomorrow and do the qualifying right and the heat race right. Cody Jacobs has done a great job with this car. That thing was a blast to drive tonight,” said Shaffer beside his Rudzik Excavating; Triple X Chassis; VRP Shocks; FK Rod Ends; Scoville Designs backed #49x.

Henry has not gotten to race a lot the past few years. But it didn’t look like it Friday as he held off challenge after challenge for the victory.

“This is pretty awesome. I was sweating a little bit…my guys kept giving me signals…I knew they were close. I figured if I just held a line…starting up front was key tonight with the way the track was being fast. We’ve struggled on fast race tracks with this race car. Tonight we dialed it in really well. I have so many people to thank…Jim Weber of Jim Weber Motorsports, Charlie Truman, Fultz Fabrication, Accu-Force, my crew, John and Craig…they’ve stuck with me and put in a lot of hard work. We don’t get to race very much because it takes a lot. Thankful for my dad and everyone that supports us. We struggled a little bit off and on the last several years; obviously we haven’t been in victory lane for awhile. So this feels really good,” said Henry in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

Lay and Craig Mintz brought the field to green for the 30 lap sprint feature with Mintz rocketing into the lead. Justin Peck stopped with a lap scored with Mintz leading Cap Henry, Lay, Shaffer and Rob Chaney. On the restart Henry drove under Mintz to take the top spot and a lap later Lay moved into second and took the lead just before the caution flew for Mintz who stopped with four laps scored. Mintz went to the work area and repairs were made and he rejoined at the tail.

Lay, who suffered a wicked crash at Attica the previous week, pulled away when the green flew with Henry, Shaffer, Andrew Palker, Chaney and Broc Martin giving chase. Lay pulled away steadily until Travis Philo stopped with 14 laps in. The caution kept Lay out of lapped traffic and when the green reappeared he used the clear track to once again pull away. Shaffer reeled in Henry and the pair battled the next eight laps until Tyler Gunn stopped in turn four to bring out the caution with eight laps remaining. That wiped out a nearly three second lead for Lay.

On the ensuing restart while Shaffer showed Lay his nose, Chaney blasted from sixth to third but would slide off the turn one cushion with five laps to go. This time on the restart Lay’s car, low on fuel, would not take off and Shaffer drove into the lead. Shaffer drove away to the win over Martin, 14th starter Byron Reed, 17th starter Joey Saldana and Palker. Rounding out the top 10 were 15th starter Brady Bacon; Mintz who stormed from the tail after his early race woes; 18th starter Cole Duncan; 19th starter Duane Zablocki and 21st starter Foos.

Henry and Minnesota driver Brent Larson paced the field for the 30 lap ALMS feature with Henry gaining the advantage over Steve Kester, Larson, Steve Casebolt and Corey Conley. Disaster struck after a lap was scored when George Lee tumbled in turn one collecting Rusty Schlenk and Ken Hahn. Lee was banged up a little but exited under his own power.

When the green flew again Henry and Kester battled for the lead with Larson, Casebolt and Conley waging war for third. Henry and Kester ran side by side over the next 13 laps with Larson and Casebolt doing the same before a caution flew for one of the infield tires being moved onto the racing lane. When the green flew Henry and Kester resumed their battle as did Larson and Casebolt. Casebolt would take third with 14 laps remaining.

A caution for Devin Shiels put a brief halt to the entertaining battles up front with nine laps to go. On the restart Henry led Kester, Casebolt and now a quickly closing Conley. Conley drove into third with eight laps to go just before Matt Irey stopped to bring out the final caution with seven laps to go. On the restart Henry changed his line from the top side to the bottom which stopped Kester’s challenge. Kester now had to deal with Conley with Casebolt and Schlenk, who had charge from the rear after the lap 1 incident, and Larson. Conley took second with five laps remaining and closed on Henry.

When the white flag appeared Henry and Conley were side by side with Kester only a half car length behind with Casebolt and Schlenk also closing. Henry was able to hold off Conley for the win with Kester, Casebolt and Schlenk rounding out the top five. Completing the top 10 were Eric Spangler, Larson, Paul Stubber, Mike Bores and JR Gentry.

Attica Raceway Park will close out the 2017 season Saturday, Sept. 2 with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champion sprints completing their feature event from the June 16th rained out affair along with a complete program for the Dirt Classic Ohio paying $10,000 to win. The 305 sprints will also be in action.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

Attica Raceway Park

Friday, Sept. 1, 2017

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410 Sprints – Hammer Pallets

Qualifying

1.70-Carson Macedo, 12.128; 2.11N-Craig Mintz, 12.208; 3.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.276; 4.83-Rob Chaney, 12.294; 5.17-Dale Blaney, 12.320; 6.45L-Brian Lay, 12.363; 7.97-Broc Martin, 12.367; 8.23-DJ Foos, 12.378; 9.5R-Byron Reed, 12.395; 10.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.453; 11.16-Chris Andrews, 12.463; 12.7K-Cale Conley, 12.472; 13.99-Brady Bacon, 12.531; 14.9X-Stuart Brubaker, 12.553; 15.71-Joey Saldana, 12.611; 16.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.633; 17.8-Dean Jacobs, 12.635; 18.4-Cap Henry, 12.703; 19.49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.710; 20.5T-Travis Philo, 12.737; 21.60-Jody Keegan, 12.770; 22.22M-Dan McCarron, 12.776; 23.22-Cole Duncan, 12.801; 24.7-Shawn Valenti, 12.841; 25.1st-Gary Taylor, 12.850; 26.5X-Justin Peck, 12.887; 27.27-Cody Gallogly, 12.893; 28.84-Brandon Hanks, 13.000; 29.22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.040; 30.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.151; 31.4B-Steve Butler, 13.361; 32.1M-Brandon Moore, 13.614;

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

1. 60-Jody Keegan[1] ; 2. 4-Cap Henry[2] ; 3. 5X-Justin Peck[7] ; 4. 99-Brady Bacon[4] ; 5. 22-Cole Duncan[5] ; 6. 8-Dean Jacobs[3] ; 7. 1st-Gary Taylor[6] ; 8. 22B-Ryan Broughton[8]

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

1. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[4] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[1] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7] ; 6. 7-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 7. 84-Brandon Hanks[6] ; 8. 1M-Brandon Moore[8]

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

1. 45L-Brian Lay[2] ; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 3. 17-Dale Blaney[3] ; 4. 71-Joey Saldana[7] ; 5. 9X-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 6. 70-Carson Macedo[4] ; 7. 7K-Cale Conley[5] ; 8. 27-Cody Gallogly[8]

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

1. 83-Rob Chaney[2] ; 2. 97-Broc Martin[1] ; 3. 11N-Craig Mintz[4] ; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker[3] ; 5. 5R-Byron Reed[6] ; 6. 23-DJ Foos[5] ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs[7] ; 8. 4B-Steve Butler[8]

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

1. 23-DJ Foos[4] ; 2. 70-Carson Macedo[3] ; 3. 8-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 4. 7-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[8] ; 6. 1st-Gary Taylor[5] ; 7. 7K-Cale Conley[7] ; 8. 22B-Ryan Broughton[9] ; 9. 27-Cody Gallogly[11] ; 10. 1M-Brandon Moore[10] ; 11. 4B-Steve Butler[12] ; 12. 84-Brandon Hanks[6]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 49X-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 2. 97-Broc Martin[7] ; 3. 5R-Byron Reed[14] ; 4. 71-Joey Saldana[17] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[5] ; 6. 99-Brady Bacon[15] ; 7. 11N-Craig Mintz[2] ; 8. 22-Cole Duncan[18] ; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[19] ; 10. 23-DJ Foos[21] ; 11. 22M-Dan McCarron[16] ; 12. 70-Carson Macedo[22] ; 13. 16-Chris Andrews[12] ; 14. 4-Cap Henry[4] ; 15. 17-Dale Blaney[13] ; 16. 60-Jody Keegan[10] ; 17. 68G-Tyler Gunn[8] ; 18. 45L-Brian Lay[1] ; 19. 83-Rob Chaney[3] ; 20. 8-Dean Jacobs[23] ; 21. 5T-Travis Philo[9] ; 22. 7-Shawn Valenti[24] ; 23. 5X-Justin Peck[11] ; 24. 9X-Stuart Brubaker[20]

Hard Charger: 71-Joey Saldana +13

Late Models - ALMS

Qualifying

1.C9-Steve Casebolt, 14.421; 2.CJ1-Rusty Schlenk, 14.453; 3.240-Doug Drown, 14.512; 4.14-JR Gentry, 14.621; 5.5M-Ryan Markham, 14.687; 6.14C-Corey Conley, 14.770; 7.27S-Eric Spangler, 14.777; 8.B1-Brent Larson, 14.792; 9.15B-Mike Bores, 14.818; 10.15-Jon Henry, 14.881; 11.36R-Ryan Eddleblute, 14.907; 12.36-Matt Irey, 14.949; 13.71-Dave Hornikel, 14.959; 14.1N-Casey Noonan, 14.962; 15.77-Steve Kester, 14.985; 16.50Y-Ryan Missler, 15.032; 17.59-Shane McLoughlin, 15.082; 18.31AUS-Paul Stubber, 15.154; 19.10-Nathan Loney, 15.165; 20.28-Kent Brewer, 15.189; 21.3-Matt Miller, 15.227; 22.42*-Bob Mayer, 15.236; 23.30-Nate Potts, 15.309; 24.61-George Lee, 15.312; 25.51-Devin Shiels, 15.346; 26.39-Hillard Miller, 15.568; 27.27-Ken Hahn, 15.598; 28.44-Matt Shipley, 15.604; 29.69-Jeff Warnick, 15.605; 30.95J-Jerry Bowersock, 15.705; 31.24-Jerry Aber, 15.788; 32.03-Jim Gingery, 15.822; 33.006-Jarrett Rendel, 16.603; 34.69R-Doug Baird, 16.821; 35.16-Ky Harper, 17.759; 36.2-Travis Stemler, 99.990; 37.36W-Craig Wolford, 99.999;

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

1. 15-Jon Henry[1] ; 2. C9-Steve Casebolt[4] ; 3. 27S-Eric Spangler[2] ; 4. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk[3] ; 5. 36-Matt Irey[5] ; 6. 3-Matt Miller[6] ; 7. 16-Ky Harper[9] ; 8. 006-Jarrett Rendel[8] ; 9. 2-Travis Stemler[10] ; 10. 03-Jim Gingery[7]

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

1. B1-Brent Larson[4] ; 2. 31AUS-Paul Stubber[1] ; 3. 71-Dave Hornikel[2] ; 4. 61-George Lee[7] ; 5. 36R-Ryan Eddleblute[3] ; 6. 51-Devin Shiels[8] ; 7. 42*-Bob Mayer[5] ; 8. 30-Nate Potts[6] ; 9. 69-Jeff Warnick[9]

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

1. 77-Steve Kester[2] ; 2. 10-Nathan Loney[1] ; 3. 1N-Casey Noonan[3] ; 4. 27-Ken Hahn[6] ; 5. 44-Matt Shipley[7] ; 6. 24-Jerry Aber[8] ; 7. 69R-Doug Baird[9] ; 8. 39-Hillard Miller[5] ; 9. 5M-Ryan Markham[4]

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

1. 14C-Corey Conley[2] ; 2. 15B-Mike Bores[1] ; 3. 14-JR Gentry[3] ; 4. 240-Doug Drown[4] ; 5. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[8] ; 6. 59-Shane McLoughlin[6] ; 7. 28-Kent Brewer[7] ; 8. 50Y-Ryan Missler[5] ; 9. 36W-Craig Wolford[9]

B-Main 1 - (8 Laps, top 2 to A)

1. 36-Matt Irey[1] ; 2. 3-Matt Miller[3] ; 3. 44-Matt Shipley[2] ; 4. 24-Jerry Aber[4] ; 5. 006-Jarrett Rendel[7] ; 6. 69R-Doug Baird[6] ; 7. 16-Ky Harper[5] ; 8. 03-Jim Gingery[11] ; 9. 39-Hillard Miller[8] ; 10. 5M-Ryan Markham[10] ; 11. 2-Travis Stemler[9]

B-Main 2 - (8 Laps, top 2 to A)

1. 36R-Ryan Eddleblute[1] ; 2. 51-Devin Shiels[3] ; 3. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[2] ; 4. 69-Jeff Warnick[9] ; 5. 42*-Bob Mayer[5] ; 6. 30-Nate Potts[7] ; 7. 59-Shane McLoughlin[4] ; 8. 28-Kent Brewer[6] ; 9. 50Y-Ryan Missler[8] ; 10. 36W-Craig Wolford[10]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 15-Jon Henry[1] ; 2. 14C-Corey Conley[4] ; 3. 77-Steve Kester[3] ; 4. C9-Steve Casebolt[5] ; 5. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk[13] ; 6. 27S-Eric Spangler[9] ; 7. B1-Brent Larson[2] ; 8. 31AUS-Paul Stubber[6] ; 9. 15B-Mike Bores[8] ; 10. 14-JR Gentry[12] ; 11. 71-Dave Hornikel[10] ; 12. 1N-Casey Noonan[11] ; 13. 51-Devin Shiels[20] ; 14. 10-Nathan Loney[7] ; 15. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[22] ; 16. 27-Ken Hahn[15] ; 17. 39-Hillard Miller[21] ; 18. 36R-Ryan Eddleblute[18] ; 19. 36-Matt Irey[17] ; 20. 3-Matt Miller[19] ; 21. 61-George Lee[14] ; 22. 240-Doug Drown[16]

Hard Charger: CJ1-Rusty Schlenk +8

 

 

Ensign Wins $3,000 Cascade Wingless Sprint Car Challenge At Southern Oregon Speedway

By Don Martin II

White City, Oregon...August 26...Leading all the way from his pole position start, Geoff Ensign won the 30 lap Cascade Wingless 360 Sprint Car Challenge Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. Thanks to sponsorship from Herz Precision Parts, the win paid Ensign $3,000 aboard the Ted Finkenbinder owned Sprinter. Ensign has become one of the top West Coast Sprint Car drivers both without or with wings. He currently leads the Winged 360 Sprint Car standings at both the Petaluma and Watsonville, California tracks. Cody Fendley turned in an impressive performance as he held off Kyle Miller for a second place finish. Fendley collected $1,500 for second, while Miller earned for $1,000.

There were 22 Sprint Cars, and the drivers each got one lap for qualifying. The Top 2 qualifiers would automatically transfer into the eight lap Scramble to set the first four rows of the Main Event. Ensign turned the three-tenth mile clay oval with a lap of 12.741, beating the 12.751 of Steve Hix. Kyler Barraza was a close third with a 12.807. The Top 2 finishers in each ten lap heat race would also earn starts in the Scramble. Barraza is the 2017 Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car champion at Southern Oregon Speedway. He removed his wing to race for the big money and finished second to three time Hunt Wingless Spec Sprint champion Terry Schank Jr. in his heat race. Fendley led Miller for the 1-2 finish in the second heat, and local ace David Hibbard won a close battle with Jeremy Wilson in the third heat. Ensign made a last lap pass on Barraza to win the eight lap scramble ahead of Hibbard and Schank. Barraza had problems on the last lap and finished eighth.

There were 20 Main Event starters as Bailey Hibbard and Colton Slack scratched. Ensign raced into the lead at the start ahead of Hibbard and Hix. The flying Ensign was already lapping slower cars by lap seven as Hibbard, Hix and Fendley were enjoying a spirited battle for second. Ensign was a straightaway in front as the second place battle hit heavy traffic. Hix made a Turn 4 pass on Hibbard for second on lap 17, just before a yellow flag flew for debris on the front stretch. Ensign maintained command on the restart, while Fendley moved into third behind Hix. Barraza and Miller joined the intense battle for second, and contact on the back stretch on lap 19 resulted in a red flag as Sterling Kane flipped. Barraza had to pit for repairs. Ensign led the restart as Fendley took second from Hix. The race was red flagged after 20 laps when Barraza flipped on the back stretch and his car caught fire. Barraza walked away under his own power. Ensign maintained command on the restart and steadily pulled away. Fendley was second ahead of Miller. Miller moved up on Fendley, but Fendley stayed smooth during the final laps to maintain the second position. Ensign brought it home to the impressive victory ahead of Fendley, Miller, Hix, Jake Wheeler, Jeremy Wilson and final lead lap finisher Tim Alberding. Lindsay Barney, Kevin Pendergrass and Nathan Johnson rounded out the Top 10 at the checkered flag.

Race Results Wingless 360 Sprint Cars Heat 1-Terry Schank, Kyler Barraza, Tim Alberding. Heat 2-Cody Fendley, Kyle Miller, Jake Wheeler. Heat 3-David Hibbard, Jeremy Wilson, Guy Weedman. Scramble-Geoff Ensign, David Hibbard, Terry Schank. Main Event-Geoff Ensign, Cody Fendley, Kyle Miller, Steve Hix, Jake Wheeler, Jeremy Wilson, Tim Alberding, Lindsay Barney, Kevin Pendergrass, Nathan Johnson, Guy Weedman, Mark Herz, Lance Hallmark, Jacob Gillman, David Hibbard, Kyler Barraza, Sterling Kane, Ariel Biggs, Jeff Crossman, Terry Schank, Bailey Hibbard (DNS), Colton Slack (DNS).

 

 

Longdale Speedway Features Eight Different Feature Winners During Mega Night

Inside Line Promotions - LONGDALE, Okla. (Aug. 28, 2017) - Eight different drivers scored a feature victory last Saturday during a stacked night of racing at Longdale Speedway.

Andy Shouse claimed the Sprint Series of Oklahoma and United Rebel Sprint Series co-sanctioned main event, which was the lone sprint car race of the season at the track, while Lance Sessions, Brandon Kenny, Mike Roach, Willie Smith, Landon Maddox, Brendon Gemmill and Jessie Hoskins also visited Victory Lane.

Shouse passed Zach Blurton, who led the first 18 laps, on the bottom groove with only seven laps remaining to record the win. Jake Martens placed third with Gary Owens fourth and Taylor Velasquez fifth.

Steven Richardson, Velasquez and Cody Whitworth each picked up a heat race win.

Sessions charged from eighth to claim the pure stocks main event victory over seventh-starting Tommy Bohnstedt. Alex Fennema rallied from 16 th to third place with Dustin Schoonover placing fourth and JR Williams fifth.

Hesston Shaw and Bohnstedt both won a heat race.

Kenny maneuvered from eighth to score the regularly scheduled IMCA sport mods triumph. Mark Harrison finished second with Roach powering from 12 th to third. Hunter McDonald ended fourth and Joe Adams was fifth.

Courtney McCartney, Harrison and Roach each claimed a heat race.

Roach also moved forward in a make-up feature from Aug. 5 as he rallied from ninth to reach the Winner's Circle. Slade Roach placed second with Garrett Donley third, Kaleb Roach fourth and Adams fifth.

Smith capitalized on starting the IMCA stock cars A Main on the pole. Ninth-starting Maddox advanced to the runner-up position with Paul Taylor third, Matthew Smith fourth and Cache Smith fifth.

Taylor and Willie Smith were the heat race winners.

Maddox outlasted 11th-starting Cache Smith to win the Aug. 5 make-up feature. Gregg Schell charged from 17th to third place with Matthew Smith fourth and Ryan Bohnstedt fifth.

Gemmill maneuvered from eighth to capture the IMCA modifieds A Main. Hoskins posted a runner-up result with McDonald rallying from 10 th to third. Nick Link was fourth and Jeremy Chambers ended fifth.

Hoskins and Gemmill each claimed a heat race triumph.

Hoskins scored the triumph during the Aug. 5 make-up event. Chambers placed second with Troy Gemmill third, McDonald fourth and Link fifth.

Longdale Speedway will be off the next two weekends before returning to action Sept. 16 for Championship Night and FFA Night at the Races featuring pure stocks, IMCA sport mods, IMCA stock cars and IMCA modifieds.

RACE REPORT: Longdale Speedway in Longdale, Okla. (Aug. 26, 2017) -

SSO/URSS Sprint Cars

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. Andy Shouse; 2. Zach Blurton; 3. Jake Martens; 4. Gary Owens; 5. Taylor Velasquez; 6. Tracey Hill; 7. Josh Toho; 8. Tristan Oakes; 9. Cody Whitworth; 10. Tanner Conn; 11. Loyd Clevenger; 12. Jerry Jumper; 13. Mike Scott; 14. Howard Van Dyke; 15. Justin Mowry; 16. Jed Werner; 17. Keith Hemel; 18. Steve Richardson; 19. Chris Kelly; (DNS) Ty Williams.

Heat 1: 1. Steven Richardson; 2. Jake Martens; 3. Zach Blurton; 4. Josh Tojo; 5. Chris Kelly; 6. Gary Owens; 7. Howard Van Dyke.

Heat 2: 1. Taylor Velasquez; 2. Andy Shouse; 3. Jed Werner; 4. Loyd Clevenger; 5. Justin Mowry; 6. Mike Scott.

Heat 3: 1. Cody Whitworth; 2. Tristan Oakes; 3. Tracey Hill; 4. Tanner Conn; 5. Keefe Hemel; 6. Jerry Jumper; 7. Ty Williams.

Pure Stocks

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 27-Lance Sessions (8); 2. 6-Tommy Bohnstedt (7); 3. 79-Alex Fennema (16); 4. 4CF-Dustin Schoonover (2); 5. 04W-JR Williams (5); 6. 16-Skylar McCall (6); 7. 00-Harley Weidner (1); 8. 77-Daniel Wymore (3); 9. 22-Donald Kaup (4); 10. 213-Dustin Schechter (10); 11. 81-Tyler Scruggs (15); 12. 68-Brian Byrd (18); 13. 86A-Kade Griffin (12); 14. 22S-Hayden Steadman (17); 15. 5K-Korey Vendetti (11); (DNS) 26T-Hesston Shaw; (DNS) 50-Timmy Burchett; (DNS) 55-Levi Bratten.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 26T-Hesston Shaw (8); 2. 16-Skylar McCall (5); 3. 00-Harley Weidner (1); 4. 22-Donald Kaup (3); 5. 4CF-Dustin Schoonover (2); 6. 5K-Korey Vendetti (4); 7. 50-Timmy Burchett (6); 8. 81-Tyler Scruggs (7); 9. 22S-Hayden Steadman (9).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 6-Tommy Bohnstedt (5); 2. 27-Lance Sessions (6); 3. 77-Daniel Wymore (2); 4. 04W-JR Williams (3); 5. 213-Dustin Schechter (8); 6. 86A-Kade Griffin (1); 7. 55-Levi Bratten (9); 8. 79-Alex Fennema (4); 9. 68-Brian Byrd (7).

IMCA Sport Mods

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 21B-Brandon Kenny (8); 2. 81H-Mark Harrison (2); 3. 33R-Mike Roach (12); 4. 08-Hunter McDonald (6); 5. K6-Joe Adams (11); 6. 16-Dustin Donley (5); 7. 42C-Courtney McCartney (1); 8. 4P-Daylon Bergeron (14); 9. 33S-Slade Roach (4); 10. 81-Troy Bynum (17); 11. 3-Garrett Donley (3); 12. 83X-Matthew Shenberger (13); 13. 5R-Kaleb Roach (7); 14. 09-Robert Elliott (9); 15. 25W-Jimmie Wright (19); 16. 5-Richard Bohnstedt (16); 17. 14W-Shannon Skaggs (23); 18. 11H-Denver Howard (20); 19. 620-Gregory Gutt (15); 20. 42R-Ross McCartney (10); (DNS) 9X-Cleo Adams; (DNS) 92-Jeffrey Kaup; (DNS) 71-Jessie Hoskins.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 42C-Courtney McCartney (2); 2. 16-Dustin Donley (5); 3. 42R-Ross McCartney (7); 4. 5R-Kaleb Roach (6); 5. 83X-Matthew Shenberger (8); 6. 5-Richard Bohnstedt (1); (DNS) 25W-Jimmie Wright; (DNS) 71-Jessie Hoskins.

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 81H-Mark Harrison (2); 2. 21B-Brandon Kenny (6); 3. K6-Joe Adams (7); 4. 3-Garrett Donley (3); 5. 4P-Daylon Bergeron (5); 6. 81-Troy Bynum (4); 7. 11H-Denver Howard (1); 8. 14W-Shannon Skaggs (8).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 33R-Mike Roach (7); 2. 08-Hunter McDonald (5); 3. 09-Robert Elliott (6); 4. 33S-Slade Roach (3); 5. 620-Gregory Gutt (1); (DNS) 9X-Cleo Adams; (DNS) 92-Jeffrey Kaup.

MAKE UP A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 33R-Mike Roach (9); 2. 33S-Slade Roach (1); 3. 3-Garrett Donley (2); 4. 5R-Kaleb Roach (5); 5. K6-Joe Adams (10); 6. 16-Dustin Donley (3); 7. 42R-Ross McCartney (19); 8. 08-Hunter McDonald (6); 9. 09-Robert Elliott (21); 10. 81-Troy Bynum (4); 11. 4P-Daylon Bergeron (7); 12. 9X-Cleo Adams (20); 13. 42C-Courtney McCartney (18); 14. 25W-Jimmie Wright (11); 15. 11H-Denver Howard (12); 16. 620-Gregory Gutt (16); 17. 5-Richard Bohnstedt (13); 18. 92-Jeffrey Kaup (15); 19. 81H-Mark Harrison (17); 20. 21B-Brandon Kenny (14); (DNS) 71-Jessie Hoskins.

IMCA Stock Cars

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 12-Willie Smith (1); 2. 47-Landon Maddox (9); 3. 09-Paul Taylor (5); 4. 5-Matthew Smith (6); 5. 2-Cache Smith (7); 6. 89-Gregg Schell (12); 7. 05-Ryan Bohnstedt (8); 8. 7-Les Mertens (2); 9. 94B-Brandon Ballard (14); 10. 55-Robbie Perkins (13); 11. 771-Steve Blunk (4); 12. 01-Bubba Isaacs (11); 13. 52-Larry Baird (3); 14. 2S-Bill Sessions (15); 15. 52T-Travis Baird (10); 16. 95-Mark Smith (16); (DNS) 00-Lance Waddell ; (DNS) 04-Brian Gunsaulis.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 09-Paul Taylor (5); 2. 2-Cache Smith (7); 3. 47-Landon Maddox (9); 4. 7-Les Mertens (2); 5. 05-Ryan Bohnstedt (8); 6. 01-Bubba Isaacs (6); 7. 55-Robbie Perkins (1); (DNS) 2S-Bill Sessions; (DNS) 00-Lance Waddell.

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 12-Willie Smith (1); 2. 52T-Travis Baird (9); 3. 5-Matthew Smith (5); 4. 771-Steve Blunk (4); 5. 52-Larry Baird (3); 6. 89-Gregg Schell (7); 7. 94B-Brandon Ballard (6); (DNS) 95-Mark Smith; (DNS) 04-Brian Gunsaulis.

MAKE UP A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 47-Landon Maddox (3); 2. 2-Cache Smith (11); 3. 89-Gregg Schell (17); 4. 5-Matthew Smith (2); 5. 05-Ryan Bohnstedt (6); 6. 52T-Travis Baird (7); 7. 01-Bubba Isaacs (15); 8. 09-Paul Taylor (13); 9. 52-Larry Baird (1); 10. 95-Mark Smith (4); 11. 7-Les Mertens (16); 12. 771-Steve Blunk (5); 13. 2S-Bill Sessions (18); 14. 00-Lance Waddell (9); 15. 04-Brian Gunsaulis (14); 16. 55-Robbie Perkins (8); 17. 12-Willie Smith (12); 18. 94B-Brandon Ballard (10).

IMCA Modifieds

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. G3-Brendon Gemmill (8); 2. 71-Jessie Hoskins (3); 3. 08-Hunter McDonald (10); 4. 1N-Nick Link (5); 5. 211-Jeremy Chambers (9); 6. 4-Barry Schievink (4); 7. 33R-Kaleb Roach (2); 8. 23-Bryan Root (11); 9. 7S-David Solberg (12); 10. A2-Randy Wilson (1); 11. 21-Troy Gemmill (6); 12. 3*-Logan Macy (7).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 71-Jessie Hoskins (2); 2. 211-Jeremy Chambers (6); 3. 1N-Nick Link (3); 4. A2-Randy Wilson (1); 5. 3*-Logan Macy (4); 6. 23-Bryan Root (5).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 21-Troy Gemmill (3); 2. G3-Brendon Gemmill (4); 3. 08-Hunter McDonald (6); 4. 4-Barry Schievink (2); 5. 33R-Kaleb Roach (1); 6. 7S-David Solberg (5).

MAKE UP A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 71-Jessie Hoskins (1); 2. 211-Jeremy Chambers (6); 3. 21-Troy Gemmill (8); 4. 08-Hunter McDonald (4); 5. 1N-Nick Link (9); 6. 3*-Logan Macy (2); 7. 7S-David Solberg (3); 8. 23-Bryan Root (10); 9. 4-Barry Schievink (5); 10. 33R-Kaleb Roach (12); 11. 721-Brendon Gemmill (7); 12. A2-Randy Wilson (11).

UP NEXT -

Sept. 16 for Championship Night and FFA Night at the Races featuring pure stocks, IMCA sport mods, IMCA stock cars and IMCA modifieds

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Justin Sanders Very Strong as He Tops Ocean Sprints pres. Taco Bravo Round No. 12

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Watsonville, CA)- Justin Sanders’ strangle hold on Ocean Speedway victory lane continued on Friday night as the Watsonville, CA driver improved his average to .500 as he won his sixth Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo feature event win of the season, in what was the series’ 12th race.

After enduring a heart breaker one week ago, Matthew Moles would lead the field to green alongside fellow youngster, Colby Johnson. When Ed Entz displayed the green flag, Moles would get the initial jump, but Johnson would grab the lead off of turn two and set the early pace.

As Johnson led early, third starting Justin Sanders would overtake the second spot on the initial lap as the field rumbled through turns three and four. As Sanders closed in on Johnson in the early stages, the 31-lap feature event green-flag streak would come to an end on the race’s second lap.

Back underway, Sanders put pressure on Johnson in turns one and two but was unable to take over the top spot as the Penngrove, CA driver continued to lead over Sanders, Moles, Brad Furr, and Geoff Ensign.

As the leaders got into traffic, Sanders would finally work his way to the front on the ninth circuit as he quickly extended his lead in traffic until the 16th lap when Johnson’s strong run came to a close as he slowed on the front stretch.

With the green lights back on, Sanders jumped on the throttled as he opened his lead back up over Moles, Ensign, Furr, and Jarrett Soares. Very strong up front, Sanders would go on to pick up his sixth feature event win of the year.

Behind Sanders, it was a race for second as Ensign was able to edge out Moles by just .004 seconds to take the runner up position, as Moles settled for third.

Brad Furr held on to fourth, as Brent Kaeding, Soares, Day Day Lindt, Jason Chisum, Colby Johnson, and Jeremy Chisum completed the Top-10.

Brad Furr kicked the night off by earning the Ray Scheidts Fast Time Award, as heat race wins went to Ensign, Jason Chisum, and Moles. Moles was also the Dash winner.

Brent Kaeding earned the High 5 Pizza Hard Charger Award by advancing five spots in the feature event.

ON TAP- The Ocean Speedway will be dark this weekend before returning to life with the USAC/CRA Non-Wing 410 Sprint Cars invading on Friday September 8th. The Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo will have a bit of a break before they return to action on Sept. 22nd.

STAY CONNECTED- Stay up to speed with all things Ocean Speedway by visiting the website at www.racepmg.com, by following us on Twitter @Ocean_Speedway, or by liking us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Ocean-Speedway-169905873046770/.

Ocean Speedway is located at 2601 E. Lake Ave Watsonville, CA 95076.

 

 

Matt Billings First Career Lucas Oil ESS Win comes on the Asphalt at Autodrome Chaudiere

VALLIE JONCTION, QC – Since Brockville, Ontario’s Matt Billings has taken over the driving duties of the Mike Stelter owned #36 he has been knocking on the door in claiming his first ever victory in a winged sprint car on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Tour. The ice was broken Sunday night on the asphalt at Autodrome Chaudiere where Billings did a wild outside pass of Steve Poirier to win the one of a kind event in Quebec.

The win for Billings was worth $3,302 but more importantly was a big weight lifted wondering when that first checkered flag was going to come. Albeit it was on a different surface, but the event in front of a big crowd was one to remember.

“Finally!, We got one. We have been so close hoping for a win and everything was just right today,” Billings said with a smile, “Mike just gave me a perfect car, he has driven a sprint car on asphalt and knew what to do with the set up.”

ESS’ all-time winningest driver Steve Poirier drew the pole for the 25 lap affair with Billings getting the worse draw of fourth. However, after his heat he knew he had a chance.

“The car was fast, I needed to make a pass to get into the redraw, we did that on the outside and actually looked like we were closing in on Steve there near the checkered,” he continued, “Mike knew what to do, told me how to drive to keep the tires under me so I had a good car at the end.”

When starter Eric Pivin dropped the green flag, Poirier got the jump but as the cars came down the backstretch Billings already has Stelter’s Mach 1 chassis in second place. Then he went to the same lane he did in the heat to try to make the outside pass.

“I could roll through the corners on the top and also keep the car pretty strait, that was key,” Billings mentioned on his plan, “You have to try the top to pass and I think we caught him (Poirier) a little bit. The lane was there and we were fortunate to get the pass and then the win. Now, we just need to get back to work and get one on the dirt!”

For Poirier, as it was for many, his first time on asphalt as well and as laps went on you can see he was getting more and more comfortable. While his car wasn’t quite as good as Billings, he was never really challenged for the runner-up position that paid $2,268.

“My car was just a little bit tight going in and then a little loose coming off,” said the seven-time champion, “When Matt got by me I tried a little harder but my car would just get sideways so I just tried to settle down and stay smooth.”

Poirier went on, “I didn’t think I would try these cars on asphalt but with the show in Quebec and they really paid good money too we decided to get a car prepared for the show. We still have a bunch to learn but it was really fun. We will take some notes and definitely try it again.”

What made the afternoon for the Poirier team even more sweeter was Jordan Poirier taking the final podium position when it first the team was possibly looking just to start the event as he badly wrecked his primary car the night before at RPM.

The team hastily got Steve’s primary dirt car changed over in the wee hours and then Jordan (who has laps at Chaudiere in a SpeedSTR) found a comfort zone of his own to take third and $1,702.

Rounding out the top five were Dave Axton and Yan Bilodeau. The $100 to win Fondations 55 heats were won by Scott Holcomb and Steve Poirier. The 25 lap A-Main went from green to checkers with all starters finishing the event.

Lucas Oil ESS A-Main – Matt Billings ($3,302), Steve Poirier ($2,268), Jordan Poirier ($1,702), Dave Axton ($1,586), Yam Bilodeau ($1,308), Scott Holcomb ($1,100), Dan Douville ($900), Chad Miller ($850), Dale Gosselin ($825), Paul Pekkonen ($800), Guillaume Neiderer ($775)

Lap Leaders – S. Poirier 1-5, Billings 6-25.

Fondations 55 Heats – Holcomb, S, Poirier ($100), Axton, Billings ($50)

Lap Money: Billings ($252), S. Poirier ($168), J. Poirier ($202), Dave Axton ($236), Bilodeau ($208)

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Chuck Hebing Runs Away At Ransomville, Picks Up First Patriot Sprint Tour Win In 2017

8/25/2017

(Ransomville, NY) Chuck Hebing made it look easy Friday night at the Ransomville Speedway scoring his first Patriot Sprint Tour win of the 2017 season over Ryan Susice and Kyle Drum.

Coming off his first ever win last week at Orange County Fair Speedway, Jordan Thomas would bring the field to the green along side Hebing. However, Hebing fired before Thomas in the starters box drawing a yellow and would subsequently be penalized two spots.

Thomas would take the lead on the first two laps and despite being docked two positions, Hebing wasted no time pressuring him for the race lead. On lap three, Hebing would take the high side and power around Thomas to take the lead.

Also wasting no time getting to the front was Kyle Drum, who started seventh and was up to third by lap three. Drum would battle Thomas for the runner up spot for next six laps prior to a caution that involved Josh Azzi spinning on the top of turn three on lap eight.

Hebing would lead Thomas, Drum, Ryan Susice, and Scott Just to the green on the ensuing restart. On lap 11, Drum was finally able to get by Thomas to take the runner up spot, and Susice was able get by Thomas to grab third.

A strong battle for the fifth spot continued between point Leader, Jared Zimbardi, Steve Collins and Darryl Ruggles. Unfortunately for Ruggles, his night would end early on lap 14 due to a mechanical failure pulling into the infield.

With Hebing continuing to pull away, a very tight contest inside the top five continued between both Drum and Susice with Jared Zimbardi not too far behind. Susice would grab second but the battle between Zimbardi and Drum went to the final turn with Drum just barely holding off his brother in law securing the final podium spot.

No driver had anything for the Cobra and he was able to pick up first PST win of the season over Susice, Drum, Zimbardi and Jordan Thomas the top five.

Steve Collins would start third but would continue to fall back in position throughout the 25 lap A-Main going home with a seventh-place finish. Josh Azzi took home his first Evingham Site Excavation Dash win of the season.

Sammy Reakes IV had a very slow start to the night sustaining heavy front end damage during his qualifying heat, he would come home with a sixth-place run and earn him the Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the Night’ award. Derek Jonathan would take the Prestige Pool & Spa final finisher award and Pete Richardson would take the Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing 11th place bonus.

The Patriots make up an event at the Mercer Raceway Park tonight part Bonnell’s Collison Center Western Weekend which pays $4,000 to win and $325 to start. Be sure to visit www.patriotsprinttour.com and to like ‘Patriot Sprint Tour’ on facebook and follow @PatriotSprints at twitter and Instagram.

The Patriot Sprint Tour recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2017 season: A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Prestige Pool & Spa, Einstein Construction Group, Bonnell’s Auto Group, Evingham Site Excavation, Fine Touch Collision, Mike Emhof Motorsports Inc., Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment, Patriot Tank Lines, Danny Willmes Enterprises, Casey’s Truck Salvage, Just Signs & Designs, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Sunoco Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing, ASI Racewear, Curtis Berleue Photography.

Patriot Sprint Tour Quick Results- Ransomville Speedway

A Main: 1) 45-CHUCK HEBING (1) 2) 18- Ryan Susice 3) 47-Kyle Drum 4) 35-Jared Zimbardi 5) 79-Jordan Thomas 6) 17-Sammy Reakes IV 7) 67-Steve Collins 8) 3-Denny Peebles 9) 54j-Scott Just 10) X-Dan Bennett 11) 67r-Pete Richardson 12) 17z-Josh Azzi 13) 25g-Tyler Graves 14) 81-Derek Jonathan 15) 48jr-Darryl Ruggles 16) 2-Steven Hutchinson Jr (DNS)

Heat 1: 1) 47-Kyle Drum 2) 67-Steve Collins 3) 18- Ryan Susice 4) 79-Jordan Thomas 5) 67r-Pete Richardson 6) 81-Derek Jonathan 7) X-Dan Bennett 8) 25g- Tyler Graves

Heat2: 1) 45-Chuck Hebing 2) 54J-Scott Just 3) 48jr-Darryl Ruggles 4) 35-Jared Zimbardi 5) 17z-Josh Azzi 6) 3-Denny Peebles 7) 2-Steven Hutchinson Jr 8) 17-Sammy Reakes IV

Evingham Site Excavation Dash: 1) 17z-Josh Azzi 2) 3-Denny Peebles 3) X-Dan Bennett 4) 67r-Pete Richardson 5) 81-Derek Jonathan

PST American Tour Standings: 1) 35- Jared Zimbardi (2030) 2) 67-Steve Collins (1995) 3) 47-Kyle Drum (1955) 4) 79-Jordan Thomas (1806) 5) 81-Derek Jonathan (1648) 6) 17z-Josh Azzi (1635) 7) 48jr-Darryl Ruggles (1337) 8) 98- Joe Trenca (1235) 9) X-Dan Bennett (1216) 10) 54J-David Just (1102) 11) 2-Steven Hutchinson Jr (980) 12) 25g-Tyler Graves (877)

 

 

Cory Eliason and Shane Golobic snag Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards victories over the weekend

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA – August 27, 2017…Kingsburg’s Cory Eliason and Fremont’s Shane Golobic shared Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards victory lane this past weekend at the Placerville Speedway and the Stockton Dirt Track respectively.

It marked the second win of the season for both drivers and came during the penultimate weekend of the year for the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards.

Eliason’s win on opening night at the Placerville Speedway also marked the third time this season that car owner Rod Tiner has tasted victory with the tour. Eliason himself captured the Antioch Speedway opener in April, while Chico’s Jonathan Allard also won in Antioch on June 17. Friday’s victory was worth a solid $4500 courtesy of extra money from Elk Grove Ford and the $500 Kyle Larson Racing Bonus.

The 40-lapper on Friday started out with Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox jumping into the lead and proceeded to click off the first 20-laps non-stop while doing a great job through heavy lapped traffic. A yellow at halfway allowed everyone to regroup and regather themselves for the finish. After going back green Cox continued to lead, but Eliason began to step up his challenges and eventually sliced his way into the top spot once traffic came back into play.

With the race winding down Shane Golobic overtook Cox and tried his hardest to track down Eliason, but had to settle for the runner up spot as the Rod Tiner Racing No. 83sa crossed under the checkered flag by 0.871 seconds margin of victory.

Roseville’s Colby Copeland had a strong outing aboard the F&F Racing X1JR and made a late pass of Cox to earn a podium finish. It marked the second podium effort of the year for Copeland. Cox and current Placerville point leader Steven Tiner rounded out the top-five.

Current Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards point leader Kyle Hirst charged from 15th to sixth and earned the Pit Stop USA Hard Charger Award in the feature. The remainder of the top-10 was comprised of Hanford’s DJ Netto, Placerville’s Jimmy Trulli, Placerville’s Andy Gregg and Medford, Oregon’s Roger Crockett. Cox earned the Metal Works fastest lap in the feature award.

The night’s Finley Farms B-main went to Andy Gregg, while the RacePartsTrader.com Dash was claimed by Justyn Cox.

All Star Performance heat one was picked off by Shane Golobic. A.R.T. Speed Equipment heat two went to Colby Copeland. BR Motorsports heat three was won by Justyn Cox and King Racing Products heat four was captured by DJ Netto. For the first time this season Rio Linda’s Cody Lamar set the LRB Inc./ ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust fast time with a lap of 10.791 around the quarter-mile. A total of 31-cars were on hand for round 11 on Friday.

Saturday’s Salute to LeRoy Van Conett at the Stockton Dirt Track then saw Watsonville’s Justin Sanders make a cameo appearance in the Rod Tiner Racing machine. The past Ocean Speedway champ won the RacePartsTrader.com Dash and took the lead at the waving of the green flag in the 35-lap feature.

All eyes early on however, were placed on Kyle Hirst who put on a thrilling charge from the 13th starting spot. The 29-year-old found the high-side to his liking and rocketed around the field, picking off cars one by one.

By lap 11 Hirst carved his way around Sanders to take the lead, with Shane Golobic also right there in the mix. Sanders attempted to drive back underneath Hirst on lap 14, but got sideways and spun a complete 360. He kept the engine lit but ultimately dropped to 12th. With the track taking rubber more and more due to the high day-time temps it made passing opportunities limited as the race wore on.

Hirst was in search of his first tour win this season, but with just under 10-laps remaining got caught up behind a lapped car and that’s all Golobic needed to drive under and assume the top-spot. The reigning Trophy Cup champion went on to dominate the rest of the race to take home his second career Stockton Dirt Track victory and his second SCCT win in the last three races aboard the Keith Day Trucking No. 22 sprinter.

Golobic also earned the Metal Works Fastest Lap Award. Hirst ended up in the runner up spot to tally his ninth podium in 12 races and for the second night in a row went home with the Pit Stop USA Hard Charger Award. Penngrove’s Buddy Kofoid made a late pass to claim the final spot on the podium, with Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto and Hollister’s Ryan Bernal completing the top-five. The top-10 was rounded out by Roseville’s Willie Croft, Andy Gregg, Justyn Cox, Justin Sanders and Escalon’s Cody Hodgson.

The Finley Farms B-main was won by Kyle Hirst, with the RacePartsTrader.com Dash going to Justin Sanders.

All Star Performance heat one was picked off by Cody Hodgson. A.R.T. Speed Equipment heat two went to Buddy Kofoid. BR Motorsports heat three was won by Mason Moore and King Racing Products heat four was captured by Justyn Cox. Shane Golobic started the evening by earning his SCCT leading third LRB Inc./ ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust fast time award by cutting a 13.689 around the Stockton 4/10 mile clay oval. A 34-car field signed into the pits for the penultimate event of the season on Saturday.

The Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards will now have some time off before championship night takes place back at the Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday November 4. The evening of action will be in conjunction with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series and honors the late great Gary Patterson. Tickets are available at www.stocktondirttrack.com

More information on the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards can be found at our official website www.sprintcarchallengetour.com – Be sure to also like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sprintcarchallengetour and follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/360SCCT for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT.

 

 

RJ Pruitt claims first career modified victory
- Greencastle’s Newgent wins second super stock A-main; Beauchamp and Litton pick up wins

By CAREY FOX
Times Sports Editor
PUTNAMVILLE – As the season winds down at Lincoln Park Speedway, the points races are beginning to tighten up, which makes every feature event that much more important to those chasing a championship.
On Saturday night, RJ Pruitt claimed his first UMP Modified feature victory to help him nudge closer to second-place in the points standings at the Putnamville oval. Brent Beauchamp was able to add to his lead by claiming his third sprint car victory and Greencastle’s Jonny Newgent crept a bit closer to first-place in the UMP Super Stock division with his second win of the season. The bomber points race got even closer as fourth-place Josh Litton won the A-main. Just 42 points separates the top-four in the season long points as Jordan Almanza holds the lead by 32 points.
Beauchamp was a dominant winner in the sprint car division as he started on the pole alongside A.J. Hopkins and eventually lapped up to seventh-place in the A-main.
Twenty-seven cars were on hand as Matt McDonald edged Beauchamp in heat race one as Jeff Bland Jr. and Hopkins claimed the final two heats.
When the main event went green, Hopkins dogged Beauchamp over the first 10 laps before the leaders hit lapped traffic. Beauchamp worked the traffic perfectly while Hopkins got caught behind a pair of cars and lost some ground. Meanwhile, Beauchamp began to build upon his advantage until the end as he cleared traffic on lap 19 and pulled away. Hopkins placed second ahead of Bland and McDonald with Tony DiMattia in fifth-place.
Pruitt’s victory held considerably more drama as he passed Kenny Carmichael Jr. on the final two corners of the last lap to pick up the UMP Modified win.
Several early cautions kept drivers from gaining any sort of rhythm, but by lap five, Carmichael and Pruitt had established a duel for the lead. The pair were door-to-door for several laps before Carmichael gained the point and opened a several car length advantage. Carmichael would hold that lead over Pruitt as Richie Lex was a distant third ahead of Kenny Carmichael Sr. and Jake Leitzman.
With five laps remaining, Carmichael Jr. had a solid lead, but Pruitt began to creep back into the picture. With two laps to go, the front runners were in a struggle for the lead once again. Pruitt pulled even with Carmichael heading into turn one and two as the white flag flew. Pruitt got a strong run on the bottom through the final two turns and edged Carmichael at the finish line for the win. Lex, Leitzman and Carmichael Sr. rounded out the top-five.
In the UMP Super Stock 20-lap feature, Newgent lead from the early laps after getting past Doug McCullough. The pair ran side-by-side for a couple of laps before Newgent took the lead off the high side of turn one. Wes McClara edged into second-place as McCullough would pull off the track with mechanical issues. Newgent pulled out to a sizable lead as McClara’s night ended after losing a tire with five laps to go. Newgent got a strong restart and pulled away for the win ahead of Bryce Shidler, Paul Wright, Chucky Walden and Brandon Morin.
In the bomber feature, Megan Cavaness held the top spot early in a caution-filled main event. However, the Greencastle native was tracked down as she suffered mechanical problems. Gary Hayden briefly led the way before also succumbing to mechanical woes.
Litton assumed the lead and went on to hold off challenges from David Bumgardner and Jordan Almanza as Tom Cox and David Wallen rounded out the top-five.

Lincoln Park Speedway
Sprint car feature
1. Brent Beauchamp, 2. AJ Hopkins, 3. Jeff Bland Jr., 4. Matt McDonald, 5. Tony DiMattia, 6. Carson Short, 7. Nick Bilbee, 8. Jerry Coons Jr., 9. Nate McMillin, 10. Dickie Gaines, 11. Tim Creech II, 12. JJ Hughes, 13. Travis Berryhill, 14. Garrett Abrams, 15. Koby Barksdale, 16. Lukas Smith, 17. Billy Cribbs, 18. Tony Main, 19. Ben Knight, 20. Braxton Cummings
B-main winner: Bilbee
Heat winners: McDonald, Bland Jr., Hopkins

 

 

Steve Poirier Back to Winning Ways at Le RPM Speedway with Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Victory; Jasnon Barney Canadian Tour Champion

By MIKE MALLETT

ST. MARCEL-DE-RICHELIUE, QUE – One night after being disappointed with his third place finish at Autodrome Granby, Steve Poirier did what he usually does, he returned to Victory Lane with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints. The seven-time champion led all 25-laps at Le RPM Speedway to pick up his second series win of the 2017 season.

Poirier, who earned $2,075 for his efforts, blasted the cushion for the entire distance of the main-event as he kept fellow Quebec native Yan Bilodeau behind him. Jason Barney, the current overall tour point leader, finished in the fourth spot earning himself the 1000 Islands RV Center Canadian championship.

“The car was good, it was easy and it was fun,” commented Poirier. “I had a good starting position so that made my life easy. We were a bit nervous because last year we did good with a good starting position but with our GF1 (chassis). We are short an engine so had to continue with our Eagle which was better than we’ve been in the past.”

Poirier redrew the pole position which allowed him to secure the lead on the opening lap as he beat Bilodeau to the cushion in turns one and two. The two raced away as the war raged for the third position between Jeff Cook and Alain Bergeron.

Poirier’s first taste of adversity came on lap six as he encountered the back end of the field. He continued on the high-side of the speedway which worked for the first few laps in traffic, but it got increasingly more difficult as he put more and more cars down a lap. Eventually he got to a point where cars were two and three wide in front of him. He remained patient taking chances when necessary.

“The first couple of lapped cars were on the inside, but then they were side-by-side on the outside,” cited Poirier. “I was following (Dan) Douville on the outside but I felt like I didn’t have enough room to slide him so I waited a little bit. I didn’t want to wreck him or wreck myself. I thought someone would be coming. That was a portion where I was nervous.”

He got a reprieve on lap 11 as Cook spun in turn two while battling for third. His spin cleared the way for Poirier but provided the field with an opportunity to give him a challenge. Poirier was good at the green, refiring on the outside to keep his No. 28FM at the front.

As was the case earlier in the feature, Poirier closed on the back of the field another time. On this occasion, Poirier’s path on the top wasn’t impeded allowing him to put several cars between himself and the rest of the competition. He led the way with Bilodeau, Barney and the previous night’s winner Paulie Colagiovanni waged a race for second and third.

"The outside was my preferred line," he said. "I tried the inside but I felt like I wasn't good enough to pass a car there."

Poirier picked up career win No. 65 as Bilodeau won the tussle for second for his best finish of the 2017 season. Bilodeau got a lucky break with the first caution as he had lost second to Barney, but the caution negated the pass. He didn’t make the same mistakes after the restart to finish second.

“Steve was fast and we were just following him,” stated Bilodeau. “I tried to keep running my line and not get passed. When Jason passed me I was like, no, but the caution saved me. After that I tried to stay on the top and keep my position in second.”

Colagiovanni blasted around Barney on the top of turns three and four with two laps to go in order to get the third spot. He did so without the use of the rear brakes as he lost the caliper midway through the A-Main.

“I looked at the scoreboard on lap 16 and as I went into the first turn I had no brakes,” said Colagiovanni. “I didn’t want to pull off, I was in a good spot, but I didn’t want to wreck anything. I didn’t push it or anything. I ended up third passing Barney at the end. It was a great night.”

Barney’s fourth place finish was good enough for the Canadian series championship.

“Canada has been good to us all year,” mentioned Barney. “We’ve been consistent up here. I’m a little disappointed with tonight. I thought we had a good shot but the caution didn’t fall right the way. It's been a good season, a great year so far. I’m ready to get home and prepare for a four day weekend next week.”

Paul Kinney finished in the fifth spot for the second consecutive night.

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (25-lap A-Main) – Steve Poirier ($2,075), Yan Bilodeau ($1,350), Paulie Colagiovanni ($1,250), Jason Barney ($855), Paul Kinney ($780), Chris Jones ($770), Matt Tanner ($655), Dave Axton ($655), Matt Billings ($645), Alain Bergeron ($635), Chris Donnelly ($625), Jeff Cook ($585), Chad Miller ($595), Scott Holcomb ($525), Paul Pekkonen ($515), Guillaume Neiderer ($510), Dylan Swiernik ($505), Dale Gosselin ($525), Dan Douville ($500), Jordan Poirier ($500), Brett Wright ($500)

Lap Leader – S. Poirier (1-25)

ESS Bonuses:

Hoosier Tires Bridesmaid Bonus – Bilodeau $100

E&V Energy Fast Time – Jones, Gosselin, Kinney $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Bilodeau, S. Poirier, Colagiovanni $25

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – S. Poirier $50

Insinger Performance Hard Charger – Jones (11 pos.) $50

Scorpion Security Products Last Car Lead Lap – Miller $50

Scorpion Security Products 12 Redraw – Gosselin $25

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Kinney $35

Hoosier Tire – Colagiovanni $200

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

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Android App: Empire Super Sprints

 

 

Shouse Finds the Bottom, Claims Sixth SSO Victory with URSS!

Longdale Speedway, Longdale, Oklahoma – August 26, 2017 - Defending tour champion Andy Shouse found the bottom of the track was the place to be just past the midway point of the race to claim the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car presented by Smiley’s Racing Products/United Rebel Sprint Series feature finale Saturday night at Longdale Speedway in Longdale, Oklahoma.

Taylor Velasquez and Zach Blurton started on the front row for the twenty-five-lap feature with Blurton shooting out into the lead as the green flag fell. Velasquez, Tristan Oakes, Cody Whitworth and Shouse followed as Blurton opened a half-stretch advantage by lap three. Lap five saw Shouse take over the third position from Oakes while Blurton continued to dominate out front.

Blurton, coming into the night the URSS point leader, began putting slower cars down on lap nine yet that never slowed his pace as he continued with a comfortable lead. The first caution of the feature would fall on lap fourteen when Keefe Hemel spun in turn two.

While pacing under caution, Shouse worked the bottom and found the it to his liking and on the restart quickly disposed of Velasquez for the runner-up position and began to challenge the leader. Meanwhile, current SSO points leader Jake Martens began making his move from his eighth starting position and passed Oakes for fourth and was began challenging Velasquez for the third position.

Back up front, Shouse tried low entering turns one and two on lap sixteen but couldn’t make the pass. The defending IMCA sprint car national champion kept working the low-side around the big three-eighths mile oval and just past the flag stand one lap later, stayed low entering turns one and two once again and throttled away down the backstretch to quickly open a half stretch lead over Blurton.

Not even a late-race caution with six laps to go for a spin by Jed Werner on the back stretch could detour Shouse as he would go on to claim the full-straightaway victory.

Blurton held on for second while Martens spirited battle with Velasquez for the third position ended in his favor while sixteenth starting Gary Owens rounded out the top five.

Steven Richardson won the Competition Suspension first heat race while Velasquez won the Keizer Wheels second heat. The Saldana Racing Products third heat race was won by Whitworth.

The next event for the Sprint Series of Oklahoma presented by Smiley’s Racing Products will be held on Friday night, September 8, at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Oklahoma for the second annual “Pat Suchy Memorial.” This event is guaranteed to be the largest purse in the second- year history for the SSO as it will pay $1250 to win, not counting the $1500 in lap money that will also be paid out. Just starting the twenty-car feature finale will pay $300 while all drivers not transferring out the that night’s “B” feature will also receive extra pay. The total payout will be released in the next couple of days.

SSO/URSS

Longdale Speedway/Longdale, Oklahoma

August 26, 2017

20 Cars

C.S.I. 1st Heat: 1) Steven Richardson, 2) Jake Martens, 3) Zachary Blurton 4) Josh Tojo, 5) Chris Kelly, 6) Gary Owens, 7) Howard Van Dyke

Keizer Wheels 2nd Heat: 1) Taylor Velasquez, 2) Andy Shouse, 3) Jed Werner, 4) Loyd Clevenger, 5) Justin Mowry, 6) Mike Scott

Saldana Racing Products 3rd Heat: 1) Cody Whitworth, 2) Tristan Oakes, 3) Tracey Hill, 4) Tanner Conn, 5) Keefe Hemel, 6) Jerry Jumper, 7) Ty Williams

A Feature (25 Laps) 1) Andy Shouse, 2) Zach Blurton, 3) Jake Martens, 4) Gary Owens, 5) Taylor Velasquez, 6) Tracey Hill 7) Josh Toho, 8) Tristan Oakes, 9) Cody Whitworth, 10) Tanner Conn, 11) Loyd Clevenger, 12) Jerry Jumper, 13) Mike Scott, 14) Howard Van Dyke, 15) Justin Mowry, 16) Jed Werner, 17) Keith Hemel, 18) Steve Richardson, 19) Chris Kelly, DNS) Ty Williams

Lap leaders: Blurton 1-17; Shouse 18-25

 

 

Riverside International Speedway  results from 8-29-17

8/26/2017 at Riverside International Speedway TMS 305 Wing Sprint Feature (20 Laps): 1. 1X-Eddie Gallagher, [2]; 2. 59-Brad Bowden, [4]; 3. 3G-Paxton Gregory, [1]; 4. 10K-Dewayne White, [6]; 5. 67-Hayden Martin, [14]; 6. 18T-Tyler Vaughn, [11]; 7. 23-Ethan Jones, [10]; 8. 72K-Richard Kahler, [5]; 9. 57-John Howard, [18]; 10. 7-Doug Hamik, [15]; 11. 29W-Wade Woolsey, [16]; 12. 17-Johnny Wright Jr, [13]; 13. 25-Tyler Whatley, [8]; 14. 6-Jim Kinney, [17]; 15. 18-Corey Bailey, [3]; 16. 23R-Tim Roland, [12]; (DNS) 65-Brandon Lovelace, ; (DQ) 24S-Nathan Brown, [9]

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 3G-Paxton Gregory, [1]; 2. 18-Corey Bailey, [6]; 3. 72K-Richard Kahler, [8]; 4. 65-Brandon Lovelace, [7]; 5. 24S-Nathan Brown, [2]; 6. 18T-Tyler Vaughn, [5]; 7. 17-Johnny Wright Jr, [4]; 8. 7-Doug Hamik, [3]; 9. 6-Jim Kinney, [9] Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 1X-Eddie Gallagher, [5]; 2. 59-Brad Bowden, [6]; 3. 10K-Dewayne White, [8]; 4. 25-Tyler Whatley, [1]; 5. 23-Ethan Jone, [2]; 6. 23R-Tim Roland, [3]; 7. 67-Hayden Martin, [7]; 8. 29W-Wade Woolsey, [4]; (DNS) 57-John Howard,

Black Oak Gin 600 MiniSprints Feature (15 Laps): 1. D14-Darl Parvin, [2]; 2. 74-Tucker Boulton, [10]; 3. 8-Joey Brock, [3]; 4. M14-Mack Mitchell, [8]; 5. 99-Kris Clifft, [6]; 6. 17-Alex Lyles, [9]; 7. 156-Jason Hall, [7]; 8. F5-Dalton Fleetwood, [4]; 9. 25-Dennis Tucker Jr, [5]; 10. 131-Dusty Young, [1] Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 131-Dusty Young, [4]; 2. 8-Joey Brock, [5]; 3. 25-Dennis Tucker Jr, [1]; 4. 156-Jason Hall, [2]; 5. 17-Alex Lyles, [3] Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. D14-Darl Parvin, [2]; 2. F5-Dalton Fleetwood, [1]; 3. 99-Kris Clifft, [4]; 4. M14-Mack Mitchell, [5]; (DNS) 74-Tucker Boulton,

G & S Electric Modifieds Feature (15 Laps): 1. 99-Brandon Poppenheimer, [2]; 2. 45N-Donald Null, [1]; 3. 91-Mark Shaw, [11]; 4. 6-Dillon Knight, [4]; 5. 717-Johnathan Gustavus, [8]; 6. 5X-Christopher Aldy, [10]; 7. 49-Lynn Irwin, [12]; 8. 60-Blake Bass, [5]; 9. 7JR-Bobby Allen, [3]; 10. D1-Wade Douglas, [7]; 11. 25-Paul Robinson, [6]; (DNS) 21-Troy Dow,

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 45N-Donald Null, [2]; 2. 7JR-Bobby Allen, [4]; 3. 60-Blake Bass, [3]; 4. D1-Wade Douglas, [5]; 5. 21-Troy Dow, [1]; (DNS) 91-Mark Shaw, Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 99-Brandon Poppenheimer, [2]; 2. 6-Dillon Knight, [3]; 3. 25-Paul Robinson, [5]; 4. 717-Johnathan Gustavus, [1]; 5. 5X-Christopher Aldy, [6]; (DNS) 49-Lynn Irwin, Pull A Part Late Models Feature (20 Laps): 1. 74-Mike Carr, [3]; 2. 215-Howard Kimbrough, [6]; 3. 19JR-TJ Hughes, [1]; 4. 77-Josh Ray, [8]; 5. 99-Brandon Poppenheimer, [4]; 6. 27-Tim Howard, [7]; 7. 81-Lynn Irwin, [11]; 8. 6K-Dillon Knight, [9]; 9. 851-Dalton Kimbrough, [12]; 10. 7W-J.C. Waller, [10]; 11. 6-Justin Taube, [14]; 12. 14-Ryan Roy, [13]; 13. 16-Christy Kirkman, [15]; (DQ) 44-Bubba Wilburn, [5]; (DQ) 3N-Nathan Brown, [2]

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 19JR-TJ Hughes, [1]; 2. 74-Mike Carr, [2]; 3. 44-Bubba Wilburn, [3]; 4. 27-Tim Howard, [6]; 5. 6K-Dillon Knight, [7]; 6. 81-Lynn Irwin, [5]; 7. 14-Ryan Roy, [8]; 8. 16-Christy Kirkman, [4] Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 3N-Nathan Brown, [2]; 2. 99-Brandon Poppenheimer, [1]; 3. 215-Howard Kimbrough, [3]; 4. 77-Josh Ray, [5]; 5. 7W-J.C. Waller, [7]; 6. 851-Dalton Kimbrough, [4]; 7. 6-Justin Taube, [6]

Supply House Stock Cars Feature (15 Laps): 1. 66F-Lance O'Brien, [6]; 2. R00-Roo Schlafer, [13]; 3. 36-Michael Moore Jr, [5]; 4. 99-Ricky Losch, [4]; 5. 29-Joey Cupp, [18]; 6. 137-CJ Davison Jr, [2]; 7. J56-Jamey Dalton, [21]; 8. 3-Chris Vaught, [16]; 9. 34-Tommy Smith, [17]; 10. 4A-Autumn Wheeler, [15]; 11. 6-Mike Woods, [19]; 12. 33-Chase Honeycutt, [11]; 13. 53N-Nathan Brown, [1]; 14. 20-Patrick McMahan, [20]; 15. 101-Ricky Vandergriff, [3]; 16. G1-Mike Bowles, [7]; 17. 25-SHANE MENDOZA, [8]; 18. 01-Shane Renfro, [12]; 19. 6810-Elliott Denver, [14]; 20. 8-Ricky Mendoza, [10]; (DNS) 55-Bud Ward, ; (DNS) 14-Greg Alexander, ; (DNS) 24C-Landon Coke, ; (DQ) 36C-Nate Campbell, [9]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 53N-Nathan Brown, [2]; 2. 99-Ricky Losch, [6]; 3. G1-Mike Bowles, [8]; 4. 8-Ricky Mendoza, [1]; 5. R00-Randall Schlafer, [3]; 6. 3-Chris Vaught, [4]; 7. 6-Mike Woods, [5]; (DNS) 55-Bud Ward, Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 137-CJ Davison Jr, [1]; 2. 36-Michael Moore Jr, [7]; 3. 25-SHANE MENDOZA, [8]; 4. 33-Chase Honeycutt, [5]; 5. 6810-Elliott Denver, [6]; 6. 34-Tommy Smith, [4]; 7. 20-Patrick McMahan, [2]; 8. 14-Greg Alexander, [3] Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 101-Ricky Vandergriff, [1]; 2. 66F-Lance O'Brien, [4]; 3. 36C-Nate Campbell, [7]; 4. 01-Shane Renfro, [3]; 5. 4A-Autumn Wheeler, [2]; 6. 29-Joey Cupp, [5]; 7. J56-Jamey Dalton, [6]; 8. 24C-Landon Coke, [8]

 

 

TREVOR BAKER COOKS UP 1st WIN AT NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY; DROWN CLINCHES CHAMPIONSHIP WITH WIN; JOHN WILSON & BRAD HENSEL TAKE CHECKER FLAGS

Orrville, Ohio

Saturday, August 26, 2017

By Mike Swanger

It was the final night of points racing at NAPA Wayne County Speedway on Ray's Garage night and Wayne County Law Enforcement night as all four track championships went down to the final night. In race action, Shreve's Trevor Baker led all the way in the Fisher Performance Sprint main surviving a late race incident to collect his 1st ever Sprint win aboard the Coblentz Trucking, Exodus Cycles, and Baker MHT #45. Winning his heat race and starting on the pole, Baker would blast off into the lead at the drop of the green flag as Brad Haudenschild and Danny Mumaw dueled for second. That battle continued until lap nine when Jason Dolick went sliding into the infield to bring out the caution and Mumaw would pull off with front end problems as that ended both drivers night. On the restart, Baker would build up another big gap over Haudenshild as Dan McCarron would be third followed by Steve Butler and Mitch Harble as Jordan Ryan began his move to the front. Another caution on lap 17 would bunch the field back together again but once again Baker would drive away on the restart as Ryan moved into 4th. Haudenshild was able to track down Baker in the closing laps and with back markers in front of them and coming out of turn four with the white flag ready to wave, the two front runners bumped and Haudenschild went sliding into the infield stopping his night and Baker was able to hang on to the lead. In his 1st year of 410 Sprint racing, the 21 year old would quickly finish out the last two laps to win his 1st Sprint win as Michigan driver, McCarron made his first trip to Napa WCS a good one with a second place finish with Ryan, Harble and Tracy Hines following. Dolick and Mumaw topped the heats. Andrew Palker, who started 20th after hitting the guardrail in his heat race, finished 7th which was good enough to clinch the his third Track Championship.

Allan Baker would set the pace for the opening two circuits of the Kar Connection Super Late Model feature as fifth starting Doug Drown would be second at the end of the first lap and overtake Baker on lap three and never look back and pocket his fifth win of the season and lock up his third Track Championship. The only thing that slowed the Hall's Auto Sales, Efco Lawn Equipment and ABR Farms #240 of Drown would be a couple of cautions. an early one on lap seven was for Ryan Markham who spun while racing Matt Irey and Craig Wolford for third. As the green flag waved again, J R Gentry put himself into play as he slipped past Baker and Irey for third and on the next trip around would take second from Wolford. As Gentry tried to chase down Drown, Markham had recovered from his spin and reclaimed third from Wolford and Irey with five laps to go. Drown would cross the finish line about a half straight away advantage over Gentry with Markham third and Irey beating out Wolford for fourth in the battle of the #36's. Heat winners were Gentry, Markham and Drown.

Coshocton's John Wilson made his first trip ever to 'Orrville's Historic Oval' a memorable one has he went flag to flag in the Lowes Super Stock feature for his win. Driving the Lity Scrap Yard and Charger Trucking #7, Wilson left the rest of the field battle for second as Jordan James, Bob Daugherty, Gary Hensel Jr., Paul Holmes and Kyle Moore all were trading positions every lap and that gave Wilson some breathing room. James and Daugherty would flip flop second until lap 15 when Daugherty would take second as Moore would move into third. With three circuits to go, Moore took second from Daugherty and with the checkered flag waving, made a run at Wilson coming out of turn four but Wilson held him off by a car length and pull into the Summit Racing victory lane with the win. Moore finished second while Daugherty captured third as all Daugherty had to do was start the feature to secure the Track Championship, his second as his first was back in 1992. James finished fourth as Hensel Jr. beat out Paul Holmes for fifth. Wilson, Hensel Jr. and Daugherty notched the heat wins.

Grabbing the point from his outside front row starting position, Smithville's Brad Hensel led all the all to post his fifth WQKT 104.5 Mini Stock win of the year. Driving the JoyRide Transportation and D J Directional #28, Brad Hensel never let Doug Hensel get close enough to challenge for the win. Cory Staley would run third and that finish would lock up his 1st Track Championship. Finishing 4th was Stephen Crowe while 14th starting Brian Dawson worked his way through the pack to take fifth. Jordan James, Staley, and Brad and Doug Hensel posted the heat wins while Justin Cranmore led the way in the last chance race.

All drivers were in competition for the Contingency Connection's Racer Reward's nightly and yearly awards of nearly $100,000.

Tony Stewart's Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions return next Sunday, September 3rd for the Pete Jacobs Memorial paying $10,000 to win. The Lowes Super Stock will also be on the racing card.

Check out the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com for more information about the track.

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS

Saturday, August 26, 2017

FISHER PERFORMANCE SPRINTS

Heat 1 Trevor Baker, Dan McCarron, Kris Davis, Tyler Dunn, Bill Ault, Dylan Kingan, Nick Patterson#23

Heat 2 Jason Dolick, Brad Haudenschild, Mitch Harble, Stuart Brubaker, Clay Riney, Jamie Myers, Andrew Palker

Heat 3 Danny Mumaw, Jordan Ryan, Steve Butler, Tracy Hines, Nick Patterson#33, Andy Fike, Troy Kingan dns

Feature Trevor Baker, Dan McCarron, Jordan Ryan, Mitch Harble, Tracy Hines, Clay Riney, Andrew Palker, Stuart Brubaker, Tyler Dunn, Jamie Myers, Steve Butler, Kris Davis, Brad Haudenschild, Nick Patterson#33, Andy Fike, Bill Ault, Jason Dolick, Danny Mumaw, Troy Kingan, Dylan Kingan, Nick Patterson#23 dns

KAR CONNECTION SUPER LATE MODELS

Heat 1 J R Gentry, Matt Irey, Allan Baker, Ben Mott, Larry Holbrook, Matt Bee Aber, Bob Fry

Heat 2 Ryan Markham, Brett Bee, Scott Smith, Jason Skelly, T J Enos, Brad Haudenschild, Charlie Duncan

Heat 3 Doug Drown, Larry Bellman, Craig Wolford, Brad Mickley, Jerry Aber, Blaine Aber, Josh Stoica

Feature Doug Drown, J R Gentry, Ryan Markham, Matt Irey, Craig Wolford, Allan Baker, Brett Bee, Ben Mott, Matt Bee Aber, Jerry Aber, Larry Holbrook, Brad Haudenschild, Bob Fry, Blaine Aber, Josh Stocia, Charlie Duncan, Brad Mickley, Larry Bellman, Scott Smith, Jason Skelly, T J Enos

LOWES SUPER STOCKS

Heat 1 John Wilson, Kyle Moore, Tyler Nicely, Jim Nicely, Gary McGregor, Mike McElravy, Jamie Gibbs, Chris Albright

Heat 2 Gary Hensel Jr., Paul Holmes, Jordan James, Trae Schonauer, Derek Lewton, Charlie Duncan, Mike Rose

Heat 3 Bob Daugherty, Eric Eicholtz, Brandon Craver, Don Rutt, Paul McVicker, Richard Grogg, Ryan Tope

Feature John Wilson, Kyle Moore, Bob Daugherty, Jordan James, Gary Hensel Jr., Paul Holmes, Trae Schonauer, Jim Nicely, Eric Eicholtz, Brandon Craver, Chris Albright, Derek Lewton, Jamie Gibbs, Don Rutt, Tyler Nicely, Ryan Tope, Gary McGregor, Charlie Duncan, Mike McElravy, Paul McVicker, Mike Rose, Richard Grogg

WQKT 104.5 MINI STOCKS

Heat 1 Jordan James, Brianna Hensel, Taylor Mazzoleni, Tim Workman, Jason Henderson, Wayne Newbury, Jess Hensel, Zach Hershberger

Heat 2 Cory Staley, Roger Rush, Stephen Crowe, Brian Dawson, Justin Cranmore, Wes Staley, Cory Mills, Jeff Slykhuis

Heat 3 Brad Hensel, Randy Gibson, Kyle Petit, Brian Tomblin, Clayton Evans, Travis Tice, Brad Hershberger, Chip Patterson

Heat 4 Doug Hensel, Michael Stewart, Brent Boreman, Dustin Bedlion, Colin Slykhuis, Jimmy Burns, Jessica James

'B'Main Justin Cranmore, Wes Staley, Colin Slykhuis, Jason Henderson, Cory Mills, Jimmy Burns, Jess Hensel, Chip Patterson, Clayton Evans, Zach Hershberger, Jessica James, Wayne Newbury, Travis Tice, Brad Hershberger dns, Jeff Slykhuis dns

Feature Brad Hensel, Doug Hensel, Cory Staley, Stephen Crowe, Brian Dawson, Brent Boreman, Brianna Hensel, Taylor Mazzoleni, Wes Staley, Dustin Bedlion, Kyle Petit, Colin Slykhuis, Tim Workman, Michael Stewart, Randy Gibson, Jason Henderson, Brian Tomblin, Justin Cranmore, Roger Rush, Jordan James

 

 

Heath Dominates, Sucich Captures Historic Win at Skagit Speedway

8/26/17

Alger, WA - One week before the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series comes to town, three classes of open wheel action filled the card at Skagit Speedway on a sunny Saturday. Colton Heath was dominant in the 360 main event but the talk of the night was Bailey Sucich’s win in the Sportsman Sprint division.

For Heath, his win in the Budweiser 360 division came after outdueling Jayme Barnes early in the race as the pair traded sliders over the first couple of laps. Heath came out on top of each exchange and after moving exclusively to the top side of the track, clipped off lap after lap with ease as he charged to the win. Robbie Price would run second with Jason Solwold taking third after setting quick time. Barnes and Price won the heats.

For the first time in over a decade, a woman parked her sprint car in victory lane at Skagit Speedway. 15 year old Bailey Sucich led al 25 laps of the Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprint Car main event to score the victory, becoming the first woman since Shawna Wilskey to take a sprint car win at Skagit. Sucich had a little luck on her side, as the first three starts of the race wiped out cars starting in positions 1, 3 and 5. Originally scheduled to start seventh, Sucich now sat on the inside pole and took full advantage of her new starting spot by jetting out to an early lead. Four time track champ Steve Parker kept her in sight for most of the race, but Sucich kept a good rhythm around the low groove and dispatched of slower traffic quickly to score the incredibly popular win. Parker took second with James Bundy in third. Brett McGhie was quick time.. Heat winners were Ashleigh Johnson and Kelsey Carpenter.

The Northwest Focus Midget Series was the third open wheel class in action on Saturday night. Garrett Thomas was steady around the bottom of the track as he chased down race leader Tristin Thomas was three laps to go and passed him off the bottom of turn two to take the lead and eventual victory. Tristin and Evan Margeson made up the remainder of the podium. Heat winners were Tristin, Hannah LIndquist and Ryan Cully. Shane Biles won the B Main.

Outlaw Tuner action saw Vance Hibbard win race five of his 2017 campaign with Brian Michelson threatening his lead over the final few laps and Jon Gunderson taking third. Michelson won the heat.

Budweiser 360 Sprints Fast Time - Jason Solwold 11.879 Heat 1 - Jayme Barnes, Jason Solwold, Eric Fisher, Colton Heath, Taylor Malsam, Brock Lemley Heat 2 - Robbie Price, Brandon Harkness, Bud Ashe, Steve Reeves, Steve James Main - Colton Heath, Price, Solwold, Fisher, Harkness, Lemley, Reeves, Ashe, James, Barnes, Malsam Lap Leaders - Heath 1-25

Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints Fast Time - Brett McGhie 12.621 Heat 1 - Ashleigh Johnson, Julian Fuentes, Derek Roberts, Bill Rude, Brett McGhie, Michael Millard, Adam Hinds, Michael Hodel Heat 2 - Kelsey Carpenter, Cory Swatzina, Steve Parker, Bailey Sucich, Devin Barnes, James Bundy, Michael Bollinger Main - Bailey Sucich, Parker, Bundy, Hinds, Millard, Bollinger, Carpenter, Fuentes, Rude, Swatzina, Barnes, Roberts, McGhie, Johnson Lap Leaders - Sucich 1-25

Northwest Focus Midget Series Heat 1 - Tristin Thomas, Evan Margeson, Otto Jorgenson, Ashley Thompson, Chris Bullock, Greg Thornhill, Jonathan Jorgenson, Nick Evans, Brian Hayes, Dave Mead Heat 2 - Hannah Lindquist, Chance Crum, Eric Turner, Nik Larson, Nate Vaughn, Shane Biles, Randy Hodel, Matt Loving, Dana Geary, Dave Mills Heat 3 - Ryan Cully, Michael Vollbrecht, Garrett Thomas, Sawyer Lind, Robin Brigge, Hailey Bower, Brian Aune, Ray Stebbins, Tyler Ketchum, Renee Angel B Main - Shane Biles, Thornhill, Loving, Aune, Ketchum, Angel, Geary, Mills, Mead, Evans, Bower, Hodel, Hayes, Stebbins A Main - Garrett Thomas, T Thomas, Margeson, Turner, J Jorgenson, Vollbrecht, Lindquist, Larson, Biles, Vaughn, Thompson, Brigge, Bullock, Aune, O Jorgenson, Loving, Crum, Lind, Thornhill Lap Leaders - Vollbrecht 1-7 T Thomas 8-22 G Thomas 23-25

Outlaw Tuners Heat - Brian Michelson, Vance Hibbard, Jon Gunderson, Clint Meins, Dylan Acidera, DJ Beaver Main - Vance Hibbard, Michelson, Gunderson, Beaver, Meins, Acidera Lap Leaders - Gunderson 1-2 Hibbard 3-17

 

 

Pittman Fights for Big Sky Brawl in Billings Victory During World of Outlaws Much-Anticipated Return to BMP Speedway; Dimond Wins IMCA Modifieds Feature

Inside Line Promotions - BILLINGS, Mont. (Aug. 26, 2017) - Daryn Pittman returned to Victory Lane on Saturday during the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series first event at BMP Speedway since 2008.

Pittman was also victorious at the 3/8-mile oval during a World of Outlaws race in 2005, making him the first driver to officially win multiple World of Outlaws shows at the track (Steve Kinser won the inaugural event finale as well as two preliminary nights, but preliminary races aren't counted in the World of Outlaws records).

Pittman, who scored his first World of Outlaws triumph of this season on Aug. 4, started Saturday's Big Sky Brawl at Billings on the outside of the second row. He quickly advanced to third place before passing Donny Schatz for the runner-up position only a handful of laps into the race. Pittman was able to drive by polesitter Shane Stewart for the lead just before a caution on Lap 9 gave him a clear track.

Pittman maintained the top spot and held off Stewart during a couple of late-race restarts en route to the triumph in front of the packed grandstands.

Stewart outlasted Schatz for the runner-up position. Brad Sweet placed fourth and Jason Johnson rounded out the top five.

Johnson opened the night by setting quick time during qualifying before he, Stewart and Pittman claimed heat race wins. Stewart was the dash winner.

Jake Dimond captured his first IMCA modifieds feature victory of the season at BMP Speedway. Kory Wermling advanced from fifth to second place with Jeremy Meirhofer placing third, Ty Clemens fourth and Zach Olson fifth.

Meirhofer and Clemens each won a heat race.

BMP Speedway will return to action next Saturday for Track Championships Night featuring WISSOTA late models, WISSOTA street stocks, WISSOTA super stocks and WISSOTA midwest modifieds.

RACE REPORT: BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., on Aug. 26, 2017 -

WORLD OF OUTLAWS CRAFTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES

A Feature : 1. 9-Daryn Pittman (4); 2. 2-Shane Stewart (1); 3. 15-Donny Schatz (3); 4. 49-Brad Sweet (5); 5. 41-Jason Johnson (2); 6. 5-David Gravel (6); 7. 1s-Logan Schuchart (13); 8. 35-Jamie Veal (12); 9. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild (16); 10. 7s-Jason Sides (7); 11. 4-Paul McMahan (11); 12. W20-Greg Wilson (9); 13. 11k-Kraig Kinser (19); 14. 41s-Dominic Scelzi (10); 15. 2jr-Kelly Miller (17); 16. 13-Clyde Knipp (14); 17. 27dd-David Hoiness (21); 18. 17-Jac Haudenschild (8); 19. 83c-Adam Cruea (18); 20. 19-Brent Marks (15); 21. 1a-Jacob Allen (20); 22. 00-Roger Cummings (22); 23. 0-Ned Powers (23).

Qualifying : 1. 41-Jason Johnson 12.603; 2. 5-David Gravel 12.612; 3. 49-Brad Sweet 12.638; 4. 15-Donny Schatz 12.688; 5. 2-Shane Stewart 12.735; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman 12.801; 7. 7s-Jason Sides 12.859; 8. 4-Paul McMahan 12.937; 9. W20-Greg Wilson 12.990; 10. 1s-Logan Schuchart 12.991; 11. 17-Jac Haudenschild 13.008; 12. 35-Jamie Veal 13.038; 13. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild 13.084; 14. 13-Clyde Knipp 13.173; 15. 19-Brent Marks 13.202; 16. 41s-Dominic Scelzi 13.242; 17. 1a-Jacob Allen 13.390; 18. 83c-Adam Cruea 13.621; 19. 11k-Kraig Kinser 13.048; 20. 2jr-Kelly Miller 13.929; 21. 00-Roger Cummings; 22. 0-Ned Powers; 23. 27dd-David Hoiness.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson (1); 2. 15-Donny Schatz (2); 3. 7s-Jason Sides (3); 4. 41s-Dominic Scelzi (6); 5. 1s-Logan Schuchart (4); 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild (5); 7. 11k-Kraig Kinser (7); 8. 0-Ned Powers (8).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 2-Shane Stewart (2); 2. 5-David Gravel (1); 3. 17-Jac Haudenschild (4); 4. 4-Paul McMahan (3); 5. 13-Clyde Knipp (5); 6. 2jr-Kelly Miller (7); 7. 1a-Jacob Allen (6); 8. 27dd-David Hoiness (8).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman (2); 2. 49-Brad Sweet (1); 3. W20-Greg Wilson (3); 4. 35-Jamie Veal (4); 5. 19-Brent Marks (5); 6. 83c-Adam Cruea (6); 7. 00-Roger Cummings (7).

Dash (6 Laps): 1. 2-Shane Stewart (2); 2. 41-Jason Johnson (1); 3. 15-Donny Schatz (4); 4. 9-Daryn Pittman (3); 5. 49-Brad Sweet (6); 6. 5-David Gravel (5).

IMCA MODIFIEDS

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 716-Jake Dimond (2); 2. 9K-Kory Wermling (5); 3. 32M-Jeremy Meirhofer (4); 4. 19-Ty Clemens (7); 5. 184-Zach Olson (8); 6. 9-Mark Wermling (6); 7. (DNF) 00J-Joshua Nave (1); 8. (DNF) 45-Travis Davis (3).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 19-Ty Clemens (4); 2. 45-Travis Davis (2); 3. 9K-Kory Wermling (3); 4. 00J-Joshua Nave (1).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 32M-Jeremy Meirhofer (2); 2. 716-Jake Dimond (1); 3. 9-Mark Wermling (3); 4. 184-Zach Olson (4).

UP NEXT -

Saturday for Track Championships Night featuring WISSOTA late models, WISSOTA street stocks, WISSOTA super stocks and WISSOTA midwest modifieds

MEDIA LINKS -

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BMP SPEEDWAY -

BMP Speedway , also known as Billings Motorsports Park, is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval located in Billings, Mont. The track hosts weekly racing from early May through late September. The featured classes included WISSOTA late models, WISSOTA street stocks, WISSOTA midwest modifieds, WISSOTA super stocks, IMCA modifieds and Rocky Mountain Sprint Cars. The track will also welcome the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and NSA Series sprint cars in 2017 along with monster trucks and sand drags. For more information, visit http://www.BMPSpeedway.com.

 

 

Sodeman wins Race and Championship at Mercer Raceway Park; Kreutter, Fink, Bova, Riggs, and Paden also Victorious

(Mercer, PA August 26, 2017): Jack Sodeman, Jr. won the Precise Racing Products 410 feature event and his fourth track championship at Mercer Raceway Park. He joined Rod George and Bob Felmlee as four-time titleholders.

Also scoring wins in the regular season finale were Scott Kreutter in the Patriot Sprint Tour, Kyle Fink in the Turn 4 Toilets 358 Modifieds, Cody Bova in the Bonnell's Rod Shop 305 Sprints, Tyler Riggs in the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites, and Isaac Paden in the Ray's Racing Collectibles and Eperthener's Auto Wrecking Mini Stocks.

Sodeman felt pretty good in victory lane, despite his broken back. "This takes some of the sting away from the broken back. I couldn't climb up on the car quite as fast, but we still got there,' he said with a laugh. "Hopefully, we can stay healthier and not get beat up so much."

He was pleased to gather the victory at a track that is special to the Sodeman family. "Here at Mercer, it's kinda our home track. If you look back in the history for the Sodemans, this track is where my father ran his very first laps racing, and it was one of the first places where I had some of the fist laps I ever turned. So, it is just nice to come to a place that has a lot of history, not only as a track, but for my family to be able to do well here."

Sodeman started on the pole, with Michael Bauer on his flank. They were the two contestants for the track championship. Unlike previous years, which put the points leaders out front on championship night, they wound up there by the luck of the draw. A young fan pulled an invert 6 and both Sodeman and Bauer finished third in their respective heats.

Sodeman jumped out to the lead immediately, with Bauer second. However, it was Dan Kuriger who moved into second from his third row starting spot. Kuriger began closing on Sodeman while they raced through traffic. It looked as though Kuriger caught a break when Jimmy Morris spun off the top of turn three. That would have put Kuriger on Sodeman's tail for the lap 19 restart. But Kuriger never got the chance to go head to head with the leader, as he pulled off the track while the caution still flew over the speedway.

That put Bauer back into the catbrid's seat. Bauer could not take advantage of his good fortune, though. He maintained second over the final six laps but did not contend for the win.

Andy McKisson turned in a remarkable performance getting third in Ken Rossey's machine. It was the first outing for McKisson in 2017. George Hobaugh, Jr. was fourth,and Gary Kriess, Jr. was fifth. Davey Jones was sixth and Vincent Dougherty was seventh. Jimmy Morris rallied to get eighth. Mike Miller and Darren Pifer completed the top ten.

The heat races for the Precise Racing Products 410 Sprint Cars went to Vincent Dougherty, Dan Kuriger, and Jimmy Morris. The evening's fastest qualifier was George Hobaugh, Jr., with a time of 14.210 seconds.

Scott Kreutter covered the twenty-five lap distance in just 6 minutes and 33.595 seconds to capture the Patriot Sprint Tour feature event. Kreutter started on the front row and was never headed. His margin of victory was just over 1.7 seconds. Kreutter had a close call once in traffic, though. "It got pretty crazy there at the end. Three! I didn't realize there were a bunch of cars there. I didn't know what was going to happen."

Dr. Steve Collins ran second the entire way, but he was challenged over the second half of the contest by Dylan Westbrook. Collins said "I kinda had a feeling when we were getting into lapped traffic, it's not unusual for somebody to get up behind you there."

Ryan Coniam and local favorite Dennis Wagner rounded out the top five. Jared Zimbardi, Kyle Drum, Mitch Brown, Chuck Hebing, and Jordan Thomas rounded out the top ten.

The Patriot Sprint Tour had three heats on the docket. They were won by Kyle Drum, Steve Collins, and Dylan Westbrook. The Four Laps of Fame Dash race went to Chuck Hebing.

Kyle Fink took advantage of a restart with just two laps to go. Lonny Riggs had his huge lead wiped out when the caution flag came out for Sid Unverzagt, Jr. "We got lucky on that one," Fink said. "Lonny was gone. I didn't think that there was any chance that we were ever going to win this race. Then, we got that late race yellow."

When the green light flashed on again, Fink got the jump on Riggs, who fought back valiantly on the inside. However, Fink had the momentum and was able to roll off the top of turn two with the lead. Fink explained, "I kinda got the jump on him, I guess, and I got around him somehow. Then he put a slide job on me in turn two and I never even backed out of it. I said, 'I'm either going to win this or lose it.'"

Riggs took another run at Fink coming through turns three and four on the final lap, but came up short by less than a car length. The margin of victory was just .049 seconds. Jimmy Holden cliched yet another track championship with his solid third place finish. Tommy Kristyak and J.R. McGinley were fourth and fifth. Jason Sines, Richard Whitney, Kevin Green, and Sid Unverzagt, Jr. were the remaining runners.

In the Turn 4 Toilets 358 Modifieds, Kyle Fink and Lonny Riggs captured the flags in the preliminaries. Jimmy Holden stopped the clock at 16.966 seconds to earn the fast time honors.

Cody Bova roared to his fourth victory of the season in the Bonnell's Rod Shop 305 Sprint Cars. Getting second was Darin Gallagher, who clinched his first championship in the division before the feature hit the track. Joe Sylvester turned in a strong third place finish after leading at the start of the contest. Andy Priest got his car repaired after a devastating heat race crash, and he finished fourth Mike Miller was fifth. Positions six through ten went to Caitlin Chaffman, Anthony Mohrbacher, Nevan O'Dennell, Jared McFarland, and Logan McCandless.

In the Bonnell Rod Shop 305 Sprint Cars, Cody Bova and Darin Gallagher prevailed in their respective heat races. Bova also set the hot lap in qualifications, at 15.231 seconds

Tyler Riggs scored the win in the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites. Riggs jumped out to the early lead, but all eyes were on points leader Mark Marcucci. Marcucci was starting ninth and he had a $250 bounty on his head. However, Marcucci's hopes of keeping his winning streak alive ended on the very first lap, when he was caught up in a skirmish in turn two. While Marcucci was able to stay in the race, he was sent to the tail for the restart.

Riggs again took the lead, and the battle was for the second position. Joey Zambotti held the spot until lap 12, when Allan Dellinger took it away. Meanwhile, Marcucci was working his way back through the field.

A late race caution bunched the field up again, and fans were wondering if Marcucci had a little magic going for him. He lined up seventh for the restart. He immediately passed a pair of cars and got to the fourth spot with three laps remaining On the final lap, he dove to the inside of Zambotti in turns three and four, and picked up third, as Zambotti spun from contention.

Riggs took the checkers, followed by Dellinger, Marcucci, Shane Meadows, and Chris Logan. Shane Pfeuffer, Ryan Baker, Kenny Meadows, Chris Robinson, and Shane Webb were sixth through tenth.

Mark Marcucci won his heat in the Rock Concrete Supply Modifed Lites and also set the fastest time in qualifications, at 18.515 seconds.

Isaac Paden raced to victory in the Mini Stock feature presented by Ray's Racing Collectibles and Eperthener's Auto Wrecking. Paden wrested with early leader Tim Callahan before Tyle Fulton snuck by them both. Then, Paden came back to challenge Fulton for several laps. Paden assumed command of the race and then the battle was on for the second and third positions between Fulton, Callahan, Bill Fuchs, and Ed Haylett

Paden took the win over Fulton, Callahan, Fuchs, and Haylett. Next across were Alan 'the Admiral" Perry, Justin Bailey, Patrick Drennan, J.R. Shaner, and Karlee Longwell. Fuchs' top five finish was enough to clinch his frist track championship. In his post-race interview, Paden announced that he would be leaving the sport to enter the United States Marine Corps.

The Mini Stock qualifiers for the Ray's Racing Collectibles and Eperthener's Auto Wrecking charges belonged to Isaac Paden and Joe Campbell.

Remember that there will be no racing on the oval until the 18th Annual Little Guys Nationals, October 6 and 7. That event will be presented by American Racer Tires. Watch the website, www.mercerracewaypark.com, and your favorite media outlets for details. We expect that registration forms will be available at the website next week. Get them in early to take advantage of the pre-race registration discount.

In the meantime, there will be the Final Fall Nationals for U.S.A. East Regionals Truck and Tractor Pulls, presented by Watson's, Inc. The pull will be held on Saturday, September 16. All the big names in the pulling trade will be here. For a unique motorsprots experience, so should you!

Precise Racing Products 410 Sprints: Jack Sodeman, Jr., Michael Bauer, Andy McKisson, George Hobaugh, Jr., Gary Kriess, Jr., Davey Jones, Vincent Dougherty, Jimmy Morris, Mike Miller, Darren Pifer, Joe Lockhart, Eric L. Williams, Paul Kish, Dan Kuriger, Sye Lynch, Jeremy Hill, Sadie Siegel, Bryan Saulsbery, Arnie Kent (DNS), Rod George (DNS).

Patriot Sprint Tour: Scott Kreutter, Steve Collins, Dylan Westbrook, Ryan Coniam, Dennis Wagner, Jared Zimbardi, Kyle Drum, Mitch Brown, Chuck Hebing, Jordan Thomas, Mike Koehler, Jake Brown, C.J. Jones, Derek Julliano, Josh Azzi, Derek Jonathan, Darryl Bragman, Brad Knab.

Turn 4 Toilets 358 Modifieds: Kyle Fink, Lonny Riggs, Jimmy Holden, Tommy Kristyak, J.R. McGinley, Jason Sines, Richard Whitney, Kevin Green, Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Jimmy Parenti, Jr. (DNS), Jerry Bowser (DNS).

Bonnell's Rod Shop 305 Sprints: Cody Bova, Darin Gallagher, Joe Sylvester, Andy Priest, Mike Miller, Caitlin Chaffman, Anthony Mohrbacher, Nevan O'Dennell, Jared McFarland, Logan McCandless, Chris Flemming (DNS).

Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites: Tyler Riggs, Allan Dellinger, Mark Marcucci, Shane Meadows, Chris Logan, Shane Pfeuffer, Ryan Baker, Kenny Meadows, Chris Robinson, Shane Webb, Bobby SPringer, A.J. Barris, Dusty Frantz, Jason Johnston, Ed Murdick, Joey Zambotti, Cole Petrelle, Jereme Bean, Larry Bevivino, Brandon Shaw.

Ray's Racing Collectibles/Eperthener's Auto Wrecking Mini Stocks: Isaac Paden, Tyler Fulton, Tim Callahan, Bill Fuchs, Ed Haylett, Alan Perry, Justin Bailey, Patrick Drennan, J.R. Shaner, Karlee Longwell. William Haylett, Summer Pitts, Shane Shook, Mike Porterfield, Joe Campbell, Kyle Donnelly, Nick Steiger.

 

 

Paulie Colagiovanni Dominates Autodrome Granby for First Career Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Win

By MIKE MALLETT

GRANBY, QUE – It isn’t easy to beat Jason Barney and Steve Poirier with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints, but that’s exactly what 16-year-old driver Paulie Colagiovanni accomplished at Autodrome Granby. The Marcellus, N.Y., driver drove a flawless 25-laps in beating the veterans for his first career Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints series victory.

Colagiovanni had a pair of runner-up finishes in 2017 leading into the 1000 Islands RV Canadian Tour/Fondations 4 Saisons Quebec Series event. He just couldn’t seem to get the proverbial monkey off his back as something always seemed to keep him out of Victory Lane. Friday night he made all the right moves in traffic and was good on restarts to keep the field at bay while on his way to the $2,075 win.

“I’ve had a couple podiums this year but it’s good to get the monkey off my back,” said Colagiovanni. “Now people can stop asking why we haven’t had a win yet, why do you keep getting second? It’s been good. This feels amazing.”

Colagiovanni redrew the pole position for the start of the A-Main. He bolted out to the lead with Dale Gosselin in tow for the first couple of circuits before he slowed and stopped in turn four to bring out the caution.

At the green, Colagiovanni again got the jump on the competition with Barney making his presence felt as he moved into second after starting ninth. He was joined by Poirier who had advanced from 11th to fourth at this point. Barney and Poirier battled while Colagiovanni kept up the pace at the front.

Traffic came into play for the first time on lap 10 for Colagiovanni. He made the necessary moves to knife through the slower cars while Barney moved by Poirier for good after the duo swapped the second spot several times up to that point.

Just before halfway, on lap 12, another caution came for Matt Billings as he slowed in turn two with mechanical issues. This set up another restart and another chance for the field to pressure Colagiovanni.

As he was earlier in the race, he got a great run off of four at the green to hold everyone behind him. Barney dove low in turns one and two but he didn’t have enough steam to get up in front of Colagiovanni for the lead. Going forward from here Colagiovanni put some distance between himself and Barney.

Traffic came into play a second time with five laps to go. Before it got too thick another caution was necessary for Shawn Donath as his No. 53 slowed drastically coming down the front straightaway. He needed a push to get back to the pit area.

With another caution came another restart. Barney searched at the green but Colagiovanni was just too good. He held him off over the final few laps to pick up career win number one.

“I was getting a little anxious but I didn’t want to push it because I knew Barney and Poirier were right behind me,” commented Colagiovanni. “I just kept it cool on the start and tried to be as cool as I could and it finally turned out in our favor tonight.”

Barney, the current high point man, finished in the second spot aboard his X-1 Race Cars No. 87. Barney gave it a go but was unable to make a move around Colagiovanni. The Brewerton, N.Y., pilot had nothing for praise for the youngster after his first win.

“The race played out perfectly,” said Barney. “We got to where we needed to be early. We had a good enough race car but Paulie was a little bit better. Hats off to him and his engine. He fired really well on the starts and that put just enough gap between us that I couldn’t do anything with him. He did a heck of a job. This win has been coming for a long time. He’s a talented kid.”

Poirier, the local favorite from St. Mathieu de Beloeil, Que., came up short and finished in third.

“With all those yellows I tried playing with the car a little bit,” cited Poirier. “I made some adjustments but they were just better. At the end I lost the brakes, lost my tear-offs. I wanted to fight them a little bit more in traffic but I was just hanging at the end. My car was good, but I was surprised they were really good.”

Matt Tanner ran inside the top five for much of the race eventually settling for fourth from his seventh starting position. Paul Kinney made some ground to get from 12th up the final spot in the top five.

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (25-lap A-Main) – Paulie Colagiovanni ($2,075), Jason Barney ($1,325), Steve Poirier ($1,025), Matt Tanner ($855), Paul Kinney ($1,030), Alain Bergeron ($720), Jordan Poirier ($680), Chad Miller ($695), Jeff Cook ($660), Matt Billings ($625), Brett Wright ($585), Chris Donnelly ($545), Dylan Swiernik ($525), Yan Bilodeau ($540), Dan Douville ($560), Clay Dow ($505), Chris Jones ($525), Guillaume Neiderer ($500), Shawn Donath ($500), Dave Axton ($500), Dale Gosselin ($500), Scott Holcomb ($550), Paul Pekkonen ($500), Alex Vigneault ($500), Lee Ladouceur ($500)

Lap Leader – Colagiovanni (1-25)

ESS Bonuses:

Hoosier Tires Bridesmaid Bonus – Berney $100

E&V Energy Fast Time – J. Poirier, Cook, Bilodeau $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Jones, Colagiovanni, Bergeron $25

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Colagiovanni $50

Insinger Performance Hard Charger – Miller (15 pos.) $50

Scorpion Security Products Last Car Lead Lap – Douville $50

Scorpion Security Products 12 Redraw – Kinney $25

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Kinney $35

Hoosier Tire – Kinney $200

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmpireSuperSprints

Android App: Empire Super Sprints

 

 

Babb, Smith, Turner and Martin all Winners on Cameron Engines Night at US 36 Raceway!!!!
E-Modified would kick off Cameron Engines night at US 36 Raceway Dirt Track with heat winner Manlee Lamar #4M taking the early lead as he and other heat winner Jason Nelson #12GA battled. Manlee would slip ever so slightly in turn #2 allowing Randy Smith Jr #75X to take the front. Smith would not look back holding off all challengers picking up the win. Second place finisher J J Baumli #46 would battle through traffic passing cars high and low on his way to the front with Austin Bouzek #14B a very close third place on the feature. Fourth would go to the always fast Justin Asher #80 with Cade Richards #1R rounding out the night’s top five.
#75X Randy Smith Jr, E-Modified Feature Winner!

USRA B-Modified would not disappoint as Shadren Turner #17t would win both heat and feature on this night of racing action. Turner and Josh Munsen #19 would battle side by side in the early going until Tim Eaton #211 would work his way to the front challenging Turner. Turner would use the high line to perfection and stand tall in Lake Road Warehouse Winners Circle with Eaton second. Munsen would end the race third with Steven Clancy #12C, who was in the hunt all feature fourth. Chris Wright #66X would move from the back of the field to the front to place fifth on the night. Other heat winner was Dakota Kessler #81K.
#17T Shadren Turner, USRA B-Modified Feature Winner!

USRA Modified would witness a scary roll on the front straight as contact would send Zach Sanders #69 flipping. Sanders would emerge unhurt but with a mangled race car. As the green would be shown, heat winner Gunner Martin #75 would again take the lead and never relinquish holding off the hard challenge of second place finisher Chad Clancy #21C to claim the win. Martin and Clancy would race side by side with Martin high and Clancy low lap after lap and never touching thrilling the fans. Third would see Dennis Elliott #29 make his way through traffic with Clay Hale #22H continuing to impress with a solid fourth place showing. Other heat winner Mark Dotson #85D would recover from an early race mishap to place fifth.
#75 Gunner Martin, USRA Modified Feature Winner!

Non-Wing Sprints would be high in number and quality on this night of competition with a locked and loaded field of competitors. Chris Parkinson #65 would take the early lead until Wyatt Burks #11W would roar by on the high side moving around the leader. Heat winner Burks would continue to lead until other heat winner Terry Babb #8D would run him down and take the front never to relinquish claiming the checkers and the win. Burks would make contact with the turn two wall and slip back through the pack until him and another heat winner Clinton Boyles #77 would get together and retire from the race. Terry Richards #18 would place second with Chris Parkinson a very close third on the night. Fourth would go to Dylan Kadous #31 with the young lady in the field Katlynn Leer #77K rounding out the nights top five.
#8D Terry Babb, Non-Wing Sprint Car Feature Winner!

US 36 Raceway would like to congratulate Cheyanne Miller and Kasyn Clinton on winning the bikes donated by Boller Motorsports. We would also like to thank drivers and fans on another great night of racing action. Reminding all next Friday Night is the Wayne Hicks Memorial Race so make those plans now to attend.
Race Results US 36 Raceway Dirt Track Osborn, MO 8/25/2017


Lucas Oil PowerI Non-Wing Sprint:
1. 8D Terry Babb (Heat Race Winner)
2. 18 Terry Richards
3. 65 Chris Parkinson
4. 31 Dylan Kadous
5. 77K Katlynn Leer
6. 7JR J D Black
7. 16 Anthony Nicholson
8. 93 Steve Mahannah
9. 2 Zach Clark
10. 15B Quinton Benson
11. 11W Wyatt Burks (Heat Race Winner)
12. 37 Brian Beebe
13. 82 Vinny Ward
14. 77 Clinton Boyles (Heat Race Winner)
15. 75 Glen Saville
16. 42 Warren Johnson
17. 27n Danny Thoman
18. 99 Korey Weyant
19. 22s Slater Helt
20. 1R Matt Richards
21. 41 Brad Wyatt

 

 

Must See Racing

BIRCH RUN, Mich. – Anthony McCune may have dominated Friday night’s American Racer Invitational at Birch Run Speedway, but Jimmy McCune was not to be denied in the closing stages of the 30-lap feature.

The uncle passed his 19-year-old nephew on a late-race restart in the non-points special event, leading the final six circuits around the four-tenths-mile oval for his seventh series win of the year.

Of note, Jimmy McCune becomes the second Must See Racing driver to win on his birthday, following Chris Neuenschwander, who accomplished the same feat at Kalamazoo Speedway last August.

“Man, we had to work for this one,” said Jimmy McCune in victory lane. “We were horrible for most of the night. We made every change in the book, it felt like, and it took us forever to find something that worked. Finally, in the heat race, I was able to start working the top … and we were just a little too snug.”

“That top groove was where it was at in the feature. We could make it work well. I just can’t believe the year we’re having, man. (Seven wins) is unbelievable.”

As Anthony McCune led the first 24 laps from the outside pole, Jimmy McCune used traffic to his advantage after rising from fifth on the grid, taking second from Doug Dietsch on lap 10 and cutting a near-three second deficit down to mere car lengths inside of 10 to go as Anthony struggled through traffic.

Just as Jimmy was making the winning pass in Turns 3 and 4 around Anthony’s outside, the caution flag flew coming to five to go for the spinning cars of Kyle Edwards and Christian Koehler – who started from the pole after an invert pill of 10 – on the frontstretch.

With scoring reverting back to the last fully-completed lap, Anthony reassumed the lead for a single-file restart, with Jimmy chasing as the field returned under the green flag with six laps to run.

Anthony remained glued to the bottom as Jimmy attacked the center groove of the race track, drawing even before another caution flew for the slowing car of Derek Snyder on the backstretch.

That set up another restart with six to go, and the second verse was the same as the first, with Jimmy using the same move to complete the pass and take a commanding lead by the time the five-to-go signal came down from the flagstand.

But the two-time champion’s night wasn’t quite done, as Snyder spun on the frontstretch as flagman J.D. Wilbur was set to unfurl the twin checkers, setting up a green-white-checkered restart that saw Jimmy McCune run off into the Michigan night.

Anthony McCune settled for his second runner-up finish of the year by .940 of a second, but admitted he could taste the possibility of his first-career win as the laps wound down.

“I wanted that first win,” he said wistfully. “I thought we had a great shot at it … but I knew somebody would be coming (from behind) eventually. I didn’t want to see that caution; I thought maybe I could have held him off without it, but it’s still a great night for us. I’ve just got to keep following him (Jimmy) and keep learning, and hopefully that first win will come soon.”

Jason Blonde drove from seventh to complete the podium in third, followed by Jacob Wilson and Ryan Gillenwater.

In time trials, former supermodified ace Kyle Edwards scored his first-career Abe’s Auto Parts Fast Time Award with a lap of 12.980 seconds (110.940 mph) around the four-tenths-mile oval.

Tom Jewell, Wilson and Gillenwater won their respective eight-lap heat races.

Friday night’s event marked the inaugural appearance by Must See Racing at the recently-reopened Birch Run facility, which was purchased by Andy Suski and heavily remodeled before the start of the season.

RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Birch Run Speedway; Aug. 26, 2017

1-800-RADIATOR A-Feature (30 laps): 1. #88 – Jimmy McCune [5]; 2. #8 – Anthony McCune [2]; 3. #42 – Jason Blonde [7]; 4. #07W – Jacob Wilson [3]; 5. #45 – Ryan Gillenwater [8]; 6. #9s – Charlie Schultz [6]; 7. #0 – Doug Dietsch [4]; 8. #11 – Kyle Edwards [1]; 9. #35 – Chris Randolph [14]; 10. #98 – Kevin Feeney [12]; 11. #7 – Tom Jewell [13]; 12. #22 – Derek Snyder [9]; 13. #10k – Christian Koehler [1]; 14. #00 – Joey Irwin [15]; 15. #26 – Jeff Bloom [11]; 16. #8A – Adam Biltz [16]; 17. #13 – H.D. Carter [17] (DNS).

Lap Leader(s): A. McCune 1-24; J. McCune 25-30.

Hard Charger: #35 – Chris Randolph (+5)

Abe’s Auto Parts Time Trials: 1. #11 – Kyle Edwards, 12.980; 2. #22 – Derek Snyder, 12.997; 3. #45 – Ryan Gillenwater, 13.132; 4. #42 – Jason Blonde, 13.153; 5. #9s – Charlie Schultz, 13.209; 6. #88 – Jimmy McCune, 13.216; 7. #0 – Doug Dietsch, 13.261; 8. #07 – Jacob Wilson, 13.272; 9. #8 – Anthony McCune, 13.537; 10. #10k – Christian Koehler, 13.649; 11. #26 – Jeff Bloom, 13.733; 12. #98 – Kevin Feeney, 13.749; 13. #7 – Tom Jewell, 13.752; 14. #35 – Chris Randolph, 14.058; 15. #00 – Joey Irwin, 15.207; 16. #8A – Adam Biltz, 15.209; 17. #13 – H.D. Carter, 16.285

Abe’s Auto Parts First Heat (8 laps): 1. Tom Jewell (3), 2. Kevin Feeney (4), 3. Chris Randolph (2), 4. Joey Irwin (1), 5. Adam Biltz (5, DNS); 6. H.D. Carter (6, DNS).

B&B Machinery Movers Second Heat (8 laps): 1. Jacob Wilson (2); 2. Jimmy McCune (4); 3. Anthony McCune (1); 4. Christian Koehler (5); 5. Jeff Bloom (6); 6. Doug Dietsch (3).

RAM Engineering Midwest Third Heat (8 laps): 1. Ryan Gillenwater (2); 2. Jason Blonde (1); 3. Kyle Edwards (4); 4. Charlie Schultz (5); 5. Derek Snyder (3).

 

 

Blaney scores Attica win, Andrews claims track title

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Dale Blaney wasn’t even sure he wanted to race Friday. The J&M Motorsports team experienced mechanical issues with the tow rig and Blaney nearly told them to wait to race until Saturday. The team made it to Attica Raceway Park and Blaney promptly parked the #55 in victory lane on Kistler Racing Products/Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating Night.

It looked like Cap Henry would take the Hammer Pallets 410 sprint win as the Republic, Ohio driver led the first 18 circuits before jumping the cushion in turns three and four and spinning though he kept it going as Blaney drove by. Blaney had to endure a couple of late race restarts but drove away the final eight laps to take the win 5.6 seconds ahead of Craig Mintz. It was Blaney’s 26th career win at Attica as he sits third on the track’s all-time win list.

“It was a tough night. My daughter’s coming home this weekend…it’s her birthday on Wednesday and I don’t get to see her a whole lot. I can’t thank Gene Jenkins and Scott Mertz and Rick enough for helping out tonight. Scott and Gene have been friends of mine for a long time. Gene worked on my car on the Outlaw tour for a long time. I’m dumfounded the way things have been going this year. I haven’t had the greatest of years. But no better place to finally get one than Attica,” said Blaney beside his Century 21 Mertz & Associates, Svas Appraisals backed machine.

“On the red there (9 laps to go) I didn’t have any brakes and I really didn’t know how hard to run. I knew Stuart (Brubaker) must have been running okay…he kind of followed me up through there a little bit. I knew the 11n (Craig Mintz) was in fourth so I just tried to run as hard as I could and not make any mistakes,” added Blaney in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

Sandusky, Ohio’s Chris Andrews wrapped up his second 410 track championship aboard the Burmeister #16.

“Points racing is not fun. I relate it to like NASCAR when they tell you to drive 30 miles an hour slower to save fuel…it’s not fun at all. Sonny (Burmeister) is looking down on us and Sharon…I got a championship for them. I can’t say enough about DJ Foos and that team with Jay Kiser and Daniel Smith…they are tough to beat,” said Andrews, the track’s 2009 champion.

Wooster, Ohio’s Doug Drown grabbed the lead from Steve Kester on lap 11 in the Summit Racing Equipment Late Model feature and then held off a charging Rusty Schlenk to record his third Attica win of the year. The victory moves Drown into a tie with Schlenk atop the division’s all-time win list with 23.

“Kester was rolling pretty good but I don’t know if his motor was letting go or what because he was spitting oil all over me. That’s why I went a groove down and the car was really good down there. But I knew I couldn’t leave the top open for Rusty so I kept looking around and waiting to see him. It was good racing…the track was awesome. I saw Rusty a few times. I knew he would run me hard…that’s how we race each other hard and clean. That’s why we both have the results we have here,” said Drown beside his Hall’s Auto Sales, Kar Connection, Malcuit Racing Engines, Wooster Glass, ABR Farms, Dirty Girl Raceware, Efco backed #240.

Britton, Michigan’s Devin Shiels scored a sixth place finish to earn his first ever Attica Raceway Park late model track championship.

“I hate to see that top line so fast…I like dry slick. I saw some slide jobs coming and I thought ‘I’d better back out of this.’ I want to thank my dad. I have one more to go. I’m leading Oakshade points with a couple of races left,” said Shiels of his first ever championship.

Fremont, Ohio’s Paul Weaver only had to make the A-main to score his third track championship in the Fremont Fence 305 Sprints. But, when his engine let go in hot laps, that title was in doubt. In stepped Jim Taddeo who gave up his seat to Weaver. Weaver rewarded that gesture by leading all by the first lap of the feature to score his eight win of the year and wrap up the track championship. It was Weaver’s 43rd career win at Attica in the 305 sprint division as he leads all other drivers.

“Jim’s seat I could have tucked my elbows under so that had to be the first thing to go. Then I had to hold my leg up because he had no heal riser so I had put that in. Still I wasn’t completely comfortable in it…the steering wheel was too low. I have to thank Jim for the opportunity and his crew guys and Daniel for busting their asses to get this thing switched over.. I want to thank Dave Rice and Bob Hampshire…we had something go wrong with the motor…I don’t know how severe. Instead of starting it back up and risk really hurting it I just parked it,” said Weaver beside the Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, Greber Machine Tools backed #4T.

Cap Henry and Chris Andrews brought the field to green for the 30-lap 410 sprint feature with Henry blasting into the lead. With four laps scored fourth place runner Broc Martin got up on two wheels in turn three causing fifth place DJ Foos to spin to avoid a collision. On the restart Henry pulled away from Andrews, Blaney, Martin, Stuart Brubaker, Jess Stiger and Travis Philo. Henry had a huge lead as he raced into lapped traffic on lap 12 as Andrews was trying to fend off Blaney for second.

At the half-way point Foos spun, ending his night. The restart order was Henry, Blaney, Andrews, Brubaker and Philo. The car on the move was 11th starter Craig Mintz who had worked his way up to sixth. When the green flew so did Henry, pulling away once again. Disaster struck for Henry on lap 19 as he bounced over the cushion in turns three and four, did a 360 degree spin and kept going but fell to fifth as Blaney now led Brubaker, Andrews and Mintz.

Byron Reed stopped on the track with 20 laps in with Blaney continuing to lead Brubaker, Andrews, Mintz, Henry and Philo. Racing ground to a halt with 21 laps scored when Duane Zablocki slowed on the back stretch and Brian Lay drove over him, flipping violently. Neither driver was injured.

Blaney got a great restart and drove away from the field as Brubaker began battling with Mintz with Andrews and Henry racing hard for fourth. Blaney continued to stretch his lead with Mintz finally taking second with two laps to go. When the checkers flew Blaney’s winning margin was 5.6 seconds over Mintz while Philo charged to third on the final lap with Brubaker and Henry rounding out the top five.

Steve Kester and Ryan Missler paced the field for the 25 lap late model feature with Kester jumping into the lead over Missler, Drown, Cody Scott, Mike Bores and Shiels. Doug Baird brought out the first caution with three laps scored with the running order Kester, Drown, Missler, Shiels, Scott, Bores, Ken Hahn and Schlenk. On the restart Drown immediately applied pressure to Kester but a Ryan Eddleblute spin with five laps in postponed that battle. On the restart Kester and Drown continued to race side by side with Missler trying to hold off Shiels, Bores and Scott.

Drown executed a slider in turns three and four to take the lead on lap 11 while Schlenk had blasted his way to third. With 10 laps to go Drown had pulled away as Kester and Schlenk battled for the runner-up spot with Missler, Shiels, Bores, Scott and Dave Hornikel giving chase.

Lapped traffic would allow Schlenk to close on Drown with eight laps to go. Hahn stopped on the back stretch with five laps remaining giving Drown a clear track. When the green flew Drown edged ahead of Schlenk, Kester, Missler, Bores and Shiels. With two laps to go Schlenk was glued to Drown’s rear bumper but a bobble on the cushion in turn two on the white flag lap allowed Drown to drive away to the win. Schlenk, Kester, Missler and Bores rounded out the top five.

John Ivy and Kyle Capodice brought the field to green for the 25 lap 305 sprint feature with Ivy gaining the advantage while fourth starter Weaver powered into second. Weaver blasted to Ivy’s outside to grab the lead on lap two. Weaver couldn’t shake Ivy as the two ran nose to tail over the next hand full of laps. The car on the move was ninth starter Jamie Miller who had worked his way up to third when the caution flew for a Seth Schneider spin with 16 laps to go.

Weaver pulled away on the restart while Ivy had to fend off Miller while Bobby Clark and Capodice stayed close. Ivy started to eat into Weaver’s lead as they raced into lapped traffic with five laps to go. It was now a four car battle for the lead with Weaver holding off Ivy, Clark and Miller. Once through the heaviest of the lapped traffic Weaver was able to pull away to the checkers over Ivy, Miller, Clark and Jordan Ryan.

Attica Raceway Park will close out the season Friday and Saturday, Sept. 1 and 2 with the Attica Ambush. On Friday the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series will battle for $5,000 to win as will the Sunoco American Late Model Series. Saturday includes the make-up A-main for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions from June 16 and then the Dirt Classic Ohio for the All Stars paying $10,000 to win. The 305 sprints will also be in action Saturday.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

Attica Raceway Park

Kistler Racing Products/Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating

Friday, Aug. 25, 2017

Starting position [*]

410 Sprints – Hammer Pallets

Qualifying

1.55-Dale Blaney, 12.438; 2.23-DJ Foos, 12.459; 3.9X-Cap Henry, 12.475; 4.11N-Craig Mintz, 12.477; 5.60-Jody Keegan, 12.481; 6.45-Trevor Baker, 12.530; 7.8J-Jess Stiger, 12.631; 8.16-Chris Andrews, 12.636; 9.5T-Travis Philo, 12.642; 10.5R-Byron Reed, 12.659; 11.97-Broc Martin, 12.664; 12.7-Shawn Valenti, 12.729; 13.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.790; 14.45L-Brian Lay, 12.865; 15.22M-Dan McCarron, 12.876; 16.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.885; 17.9-Jordan Ryan, 13.006; 18.7J-Joe Swanson, 13.006; 19.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.032; 20.11X-Brandon Martin, 13.054; 21.8-Kevin Shelbo, 13.451; 22.1M-Brandon Moore, 13.633; 23.2DI-Dustin Ingle, 13.776; 24.14-Daryl Daugherty, 14.360; 25.21M-Chris Olding, 16.822;

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

1. 5R-Byron Reed[1] ; 2. 23-DJ Foos[4] ; 3. 45-Trevor Baker[2] ; 4. 11N-Craig Mintz[3] ; 5. 9-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 6. 45L-Brian Lay[5] ; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7] ; 8. 11X-Brandon Martin[8] ; 9. 8-Kevin Shelbo[9]

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

1. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 2. 16-Chris Andrews[2] ; 3. 9X-Cap Henry[4] ; 4. 60-Jody Keegan[3] ; 5. 7-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[6] ; 7. 7J-Joe Swanson[7] ; 8. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[8]

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

1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 2. 97-Broc Martin[2] ; 3. 8J-Jess Stiger[3] ; 4. 55-Dale Blaney[4] ; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron[5] ; 6. 1M-Brandon Moore[6] ; 7. 14-Daryl Daugherty[7] ; 8. 21M-Chris Olding[8]

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

1. 45L-Brian Lay[1] ; 2. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[4] ; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs[2] ; 4. 7J-Joe Swanson[5] ; 5. 11X-Brandon Martin[7] ; 6. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[8] ; 7. 1M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 8. 14-Daryl Daugherty[6] ; 9. 21M-Chris Olding[9] ; 10. 8-Kevin Shelbo[10]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 55-Dale Blaney[4] ; 2. 11N-Craig Mintz[11] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[9] ; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 5. 9X-Cap Henry[1] ; 6. 7-Shawn Valenti[15] ; 7. 16-Chris Andrews[2] ; 8. 60-Jody Keegan[12] ; 9. 45-Trevor Baker[8] ; 10. 22M-Dan McCarron[13] ; 11. 3J-Trey Jacobs[18] ; 12. 11X-Brandon Martin[20] ; 13. 9-Jordan Ryan[14] ; 14. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[17] ; 15. 45L-Brian Lay[16] ; 16. 5R-Byron Reed[10] ; 17. 7J-Joe Swanson[19] ; 18. 8J-Jess Stiger[7] ; 19. 97-Broc Martin[3] ; 20. 23-DJ Foos[5]

Hard Charger: 11n-Craig Mintz +9

305 Sprints – Fremont Fence

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

1. 77I-John Ivy[5] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[4] ; 4. 75-Jerry Dahms[2] ; 5. 47-Matt Lucius[7] ; 6. 2L-Landon LaLonde[9] ; 7. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Sr.[6] ; 8. 14-Luke Daugherty[8] ; 9. 4T-James Taddeo[1]

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

1. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[1] ; 2. 66D-Chase Dunham[4] ; 3. 8-Bobby Clark[5] ; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson[7] ; 5. 9R-Dustin Rall[8] ; 6. 25-Jason Keckler[3] ; 7. 94K-Kevin Mingus[6] ; 8. 88N-Frank Neill[2] ; 9. 63-Tad Peck[9]

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

1. 66-Jamie Miller[1] ; 2. 4*-Tyler Street[3] ; 3. 11X-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 4. 1W-Paul Weaver[7] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[8] ; 7. 97-Kyle Peters[2] ; 8. 09-Justin Adams[5]

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

1. 2L-Landon LaLonde[1] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 4. 97-Kyle Peters[6] ; 5. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Sr.[4] ; 6. 09-Justin Adams[9] ; 7. 94K-Kevin Mingus[5] ; 8. 88N-Frank Neill[8] ; 9. 14-Luke Daugherty[7] ; 10. 63-Tad Peck[10]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[1] ; 3. 66-Jamie Miller[9] ; 4. 8-Bobby Clark[5] ; 5. 11X-Jordan Ryan[10] ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 7. 19R-Steve Rando[15] ; 8. 11G-Luke Griffith[8] ; 9. 4*-Tyler Street[12] ; 10. 47-Matt Lucius[13] ; 11. 25-Jason Keckler[17] ; 12. 36-Seth Schneider[18] ; 13. 66D-Chase Dunham[11] ; 14. 97-Kyle Peters[19] ; 15. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[3] ; 16. 2L-Landon LaLonde[16] ; 17. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Sr.[20] ; 18. 9R-Dustin Rall[14] ; 19. 75-Jerry Dahms[7] ; 20. 2-Ricky Peterson[6]

Hard Charger: 19R-Steve Rando +8

Late Models – Summit Racing Equipment

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

1. 36-Matt Irey[2] ; 2. 36R-Ryan Eddleblute[4] ; 3. 19-Cody Scott[6] ; 4. 15B-Mike Bores[7] ; 5. 1-Ben Mott[5] ; 6. 03-Jim Gingery[1] ; 7. 78-Chris Sands[8] ; 8. 57-Jeremy White[3]

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

1. 51-Devin Shiels[1] ; 2. 240-Doug Drown[5] ; 3. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk[8] ; 4. 27-Ken Hahn[3] ; 5. 1*-Chub Frank[6] ; 6. 10-Nathan Loney[4] ; 7. 5M-Ryan Markham[7] ; 8. 69R-Doug Baird[2]

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

1. 50Y-Ryan Missler[2] ; 2. 77-Steve Kester[1] ; 3. 71-Dave Hornikel[5] ; 4. 69-Jeff Warnick[4] ; 5. 42*-Bob Mayer[3] ; 6. 28-Kent Brewer[8] ; 7. 30-Nate Potts[7] ; 8. 59-Larry Bellman[6]

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

1. 10-Nathan Loney[2] ; 2. 28-Kent Brewer[3] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[5] ; 4. 03-Jim Gingery[1] ; 5. 59-Larry Bellman[9] ; 6. 78-Chris Sands[4] ; 7. 69R-Doug Baird[8] ; 8. 57-Jeremy White[7] ; 9. 30-Nate Potts[6]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 240-Doug Drown[3] ; 2. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk[11] ; 3. 77-Steve Kester[1] ; 4. 50Y-Ryan Missler[2] ; 5. 15B-Mike Bores[6] ; 6. 51-Devin Shiels[8] ; 7. 71-Dave Hornikel[10] ; 8. 5M-Ryan Markham[18] ; 9. 1*-Chub Frank[14] ; 10. 36-Matt Irey[9] ; 11. 28-Kent Brewer[17] ; 12. 10-Nathan Loney[16] ; 13. 1-Ben Mott[13] ; 14. 42*-Bob Mayer[15] ; 15. 69-Jeff Warnick[12] ; 16. 36R-Ryan Eddleblute[7] ; 17. 59-Larry Bellman[20] ; 18. 27-Ken Hahn[5] ; 19. 03-Jim Gingery[19] ; 20. 19-Cody Scott[4]

Hard Charger: 5M-Ryan Markham +10

 

 

Johnson, Hollerich, Luinenburg and Looft Crowned Jackson Motorplex Champions

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Aug. 25, 2017) - Kaleb Johnson, Mat Hollerich, Justin Luinenburg and Matthew Looft captured track championships on Friday evening at Jackson Motorplex during Holiday Inn and Greenmill of Fairmont present Season Championship Night.

While Nate Eakin, Brandon Beckendorf, Dan Paplow, D.J. Clinton, Gregg Bakker and Bret Mellenberndt were the feature winners, the final points night for IMCA competition at the half-mile oval showcased three championships that were decided by three points or fewer.

Eakin maneuvered from sixth to score his second Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305 sprints victory of the season. Trevor Serbus advanced from eighth to second place with Elliot Amdahl rounding out the podium. Jesse Lindberg placed fourth and Brady Forbrook charged from 11th to fifth.

Johnson drove from 12th to a sixth-place result to secure his title by 30 points over Serbus.

Dave Becker, Serbus and Amdahl were the heat race winners.

Beckendorf scored his fourth Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods win this year after starting 10th. Anderson earned a runner-up result with Dan Menk third, Kelly Shryock fourth and James Slawson fifth.

Hollerich hung on for an eighth-place finish to best Anderson by only one point for the championship.

Slawson and Jesse Rogotzke both garnered heat race wins.

Paplow powered from seventh to garner his third Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods triumph of the season. Greg Sidles ended in the runner-up position with Looft rallying from eighth to third place to clinch the title by only three points over Paplow. Eric Kinnetz finished fourth and Alex Schubbe was fifth.

Kinnetz and Sidles each claimed a heat race.

Clinton scored his Fairmont Awards IMCA hobby stocks leading fourth victory of the season. However, he fell two points shy of Luinenburg, who maneuvered from sixth to second place to win the championship. Ninth-starting Jed Treblehorn placed third with Ryan Michelson fourth and David Clinton fifth.

D.J. Clinton and Luinenburg each won a heat race.

Bakker picked up his second Midwest Sprint Touring Series triumph at Jackson Motorplex this season. Kaley Gharst powered from seventh to second place with Derrik Lusk third, Skylar Prochaska fourth and Serbus fifth.

Prochaska, Lusk and Dylan Peterson were the heat race winners.

Mellenberndt became the fifth different Heartland Racing Association non-wing sprints presented by HitchDoc winner in six races this season. Clinton Bruns placed second with Brandon Halverson, the lone heat race winner, third. Alex Schriever ended fourth and Rick Jansma was fifth.

Jackson Motorplex will host a doubleheader next weekend with action on Friday for the Richard White Memorial presented by State Bank of Fairmont and Saturday for the Fall Classic featuring 410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store, Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour 360 sprint cars and HRA non-wing sprints presented by HitchDoc both nights.

RACE REPORT: JACKSON MOTORPLEX IN JACKSON, MINN. (Aug. 25, 2017) -

MSTS 360 SPRINTS

A Feature: 1. 11X-Gregg Bakker (2); 2. 7-Kaley Gharst (7); 3. 2-Derrik Lusk (6); 4. 35-Skylar Prochaska (4); 5. 32-Trevor Serbus (8); 6. 25-Dylan Peterson (1); 7. 5M-Troy Manteufel (11); 8. 17B-Ryan Bickett (3); 9. 5T-Mark Toews (9); 10. 2H-Bill Boles (15); 11. 101-Chuck McGillivray (12); 12. 75-Brandon Halverson (14); 13. 1-Dean Brown (17); 14. (DNF) 13JM-Jordan Martens (10); 15. (DNF) 12L-John Lambertz (5); (DNS) 14-Jody Rosenboom, ; (DNS) 6-Eric Lutz, ; (DNS) 2D-Dusty Ballenger, ; (DNS) 3P-Sawyer Phillips.

Heat 1: 1. 35-Skylar Prochaska (2); 2. 11X-Gregg Bakker (6); 3. 13JM-Jordan Martens (1); 4. 7-Kaley Gharst (7); 5. 75-Brandon Halverson (5); 6. (DNF) 2D-Dusty Ballenger (3); 7. (DNF) 14-Jody Rosenboom (4).

Heat 2: 1. 2-Derrik Lusk (4); 2. 12L-John Lambertz (2); 3. 5M-Troy Manteufel (1); 4. 5T-Mark Toews (6); 5. 2H-Bill Boles (5); 6. 1-Dean Brown (3).

Heat 3: 1. 25-Dylan Peterson (3); 2. 17B-Ryan Bickett (4); 3. 32-Trevor Serbus (5); 4. 3P-Sawyer Phillips (2); 5. 101-Chuck McGillivray (6); 6. (DNF) 6-Eric Lutz (1).

HEARTLAND STEEL RACESAVER 305 SPRINTS

A Feature: 1. 4SN-Nate Eakin (6); 2. 10-Trevor Serbus (8); 3. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (1); 4. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (4); 5. 5-Brady Forbrook (11); 6. 22-Kaleb Johnson (12); 7. 7D-Dave Becker (2); 8. 33-Trevor Smith (15); 9. 56-Bill Johnson (10); 10. 11A-Bruce Anderson (3); 11. 4S-Michael Stien (5); 12. 7-John Sullivan (16); 13. 9-Keith Weber (14); 14. 4D-Chris Duffy (17); 15. (DNF) 20-John Lambertz (7); 16. (DNF) 23-Brandon Bosma (18); 17. (DNF) 75-Brandon Geldner (9); 18. (DNF) 05-Colin Smith (13); 19. (DNF) 13S-Shane Fick (20); 20. (DNF) 8-Jacob Hughes (19).

Heat 1: 1. 7D-Dave Becker (3); 2. 4S-Michael Stien (4); 3. 75-Brandon Geldner (6); 4. 22-Kaleb Johnson (7); 5. 05-Colin Smith (5); 6. 7-John Sullivan (2); (DNS) 8-Jacob Hughes.

Heat 2: 1. 10-Trevor Serbus (5); 2. 11A-Bruce Anderson (3); 3. 4SN-Nate Eakin (4); 4. 56-Bill Johnson (6); 5. 9-Keith Weber (1); 6. 4D-Chris Duffy (2); 7. 23-Brandon Bosma (7).

Heat 3: 1. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (1); 2. 20-John Lambertz (4); 3. 5-Brady Forbrook (6); 4. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (3); 5. 33-Trevor Smith (2); (DNS) 13S-Shane Fick.

MINNESOTA WEST - JACKSON CAMPUS IMCA A MODS

A Feature: 1. 5-Brandon Beckendorf (10); 2. 20-Denny Anderson (3); 3. 19M-Dan Menk (6); 4. 3-Kelly Shryock (7); 5. 17S-James Slawson (2); 6. XXX-Jesse Rogotzke (9); 7. 14-Jason Fisher (4); 8. 49-Mat Hollerich (5); 9. 8L-Lyle Sathoff (1); 10. 7C-Ben Chukuske (11); 11. 20J-Justin Schuder (8); 12. 14R-Randy Rosenboom (12); (DNS) 00-Ryan Bjerkeset.

Heat 1: 1. 17S-James Slawson (2); 2. 5-Brandon Beckendorf (6); 3. 19M-Dan Menk (4); 4. 14-Jason Fisher (3); 5. 20J-Justin Schuder (5); 6. 7C-Ben Chukuske (1); 7. (DNF) 00-Ryan Bjerkeset (7).

Heat 2: 1. XXX-Jesse Rogotzke (5); 2. 8L-Lyle Sathoff (1); 3. 20-Denny Anderson (2); 4. 49-Mat Hollerich (3); 5. 3-Kelly Shryock (4); 6. 14R-Randy Rosenboom (6).

BOHL'S SMALL ENGINE IMCA SPORT MODS

A Feature: 1. 25-Dan Paplow (7); 2. 1-Greg Sidles (3); 3. 9-Matthew Looft (8); 4. 75-Eric Kinnetz (2); 5. 72-Alex Schubbe (9); 6. 18-Kyle Steuber (5); 7. 03Z-Jason Andrews (6); 8. K99-Troy Krug (10); 9. 3W-Randy Winter (1); 10. 5K-Jared Nytroe (4); 11. 22J-James Jenkins (13); 12. 79W-Bill Wegner (14); 13. (DNF) 5X-Jesse Pergande (12); (DNS) 15V-Tony Voss.

Heat 1: 1. 75-Eric Kinnetz (2); 2. 9-Matthew Looft (5); 3. 03Z-Jason Andrews (4); 4. 5K-Jared Nytroe (3); 5. 72-Alex Schubbe (6); 6. (DNF) 22J-James Jenkins (1); 7. (DNF) 79W-Bill Wegner (7).

Heat 2: 1. 1-Greg Sidles (2); 2. 25-Dan Paplow (4); 3. K99-Troy Krug (6); 4. 3W-Randy Winter (1); 5. 18-Kyle Steuber (3); 6. 15V-Tony Voss (5); 7. 5X-Jesse Pergande (7).

FAIRMONT AWARDS IMCA HOBBY STOCKS

A Feature: 1. 56C-Dj Clinton (5); 2. 17X-Justin Luinenburg (6); 3. 27T-Jed Treblehorn (9); 4. 68M-Ryan Michelson (2); 5. 57D-David Clinton (8); 6. 27Z-Jeremy Ziemke (7); 7. 76-Ben Peterson (1); 8. 33C-Corey Schreiber (3); 9. 63-Donnie Planting (11); 10. 47P-Parker Anderson (12); 11. (DNF) 99-Josh Sidles (4); (DQ) 45-Drew Bargloff (10).

Heat 1: 1. 56C-Dj Clinton (4); 2. 33C-Corey Schreiber (3); 3. 27T-Jed Treblehorn (6); 4. 27Z-Jeremy Ziemke (5); 5. 76-Ben Peterson (2); 6. 63-Donnie Planting (1).

Heat 2: 1. 17X-Justin Luinenburg (4); 2. 57D-David Clinton (5); 3. 99-Josh Sidles (3); 4. 45-Drew Bargloff (6); 5. 68M-Ryan Michelson (2); 6. (DNF) 47P-Parker Anderson (1).

HRA NON-WING SPRINTS PRESENTED BY HITCHDOC

A Feature: 1. 97-Bret Mellenberndt (6); 2. 7-Clinton Bruns (5); 3. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (8); 4. 0MG-Alex Schriever (7); 5. 7X-Rick Jansma (4); 6. 14-Rob Sharits (2); 7. 13-Dave Murphy (1); 8. 1A-Brad Anderson (3); (DNS) 91-Doug Martens.

Heat 1: 1. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (3); 2. 97-Bret Mellenberndt (9); 3. 7-Clinton Bruns (4); 4. 0MG-Alex Schriever (8); 5. 7X-Rick Jansma (6); 6. 1A-Brad Anderson (1); 7. 14-Rob Sharits (5); 8. 13-Dave Murphy (7); 9. (DNF) 91-Doug Martens (2).

UP NEXT -

Friday for the Richard White Memorial presented by State Bank of Fairmont and Saturday for the Fall Classic featuring 410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store, Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour 360 sprint cars and HRA non-wing sprints presented by HitchDoc

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JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated half-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from late April through September with 410ci winged sprint cars, RaceSaver 305ci sprint cars, IMCA a mods, IMCA sport mods and IMCA hobby stocks among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

Matt Sheppard, Dylan Westbrook and Phil Potts Win in
Townline Variety Triple Crown Showdown at Ohsweken
By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – August 25, 2017 – The Super DIRTcar Series made its return to Ohsweken Speedway for the second time in its history and first since 2015 in the Townline Variety Triple Crown Showdown presented by Stoneridge Specialty Insurance. A total of 76 cars were signed in to the pit area with the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars and Go Nuclear Late Model Series on the card.

Three drivers were eligible for a $5,000 bonus if they could win two of the three Features on the night. Stewart Friesen was driving his Big-Block Modified with the Super DIRTcar Series and his 360 Sprint Car. Charlie Sandercock piloted his 360 Sprint Car and Late Model while Mike Maresca battled in Big-Block Modified competition and in Late Model action.

In the end, it was reigning Super DIRTcar Series champion Matt Sheppard who drove his No.9s to Lucas Oil Victory Lane in the 75-lap Feature. Phil Potts of Brighton, Ont. won the Go Nuclear Late Model Series race and Dylan Westbrook claimed the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car Feature.
Super DIRTcar Series
Matt Sheppard won his first career race at Ohsweken Speedway, but fifth in a row with the Super DIRTcar Series on Thursday night. (Photo by Dale Calnan/image Factor Media).
The first 49 laps of the Triple Crown Showdown were a side-by-side battle between polesitter Larry Wight and front row starter Chad Brachmann, but the final 25 laps were all Matt Sheppard on Thursday night at Ohsweken Speedway. The reigning Super DIRTcar Series champion took the lead from Brachmann on lap 50 following a restart and couldn’t be stopped on the way to his fifth straight Series victory. Brachmann finished second after winning the Series’ inaugural event at Ohsweken in 2015.

The race provided an interesting set of circumstances for the field of 25 drivers in attendance. A late evening rain and mist after all heat race competition had been completed led to a 45-minute rain delay. The track crew kept the racing surface in order and the Big-Block veterans of the Super DIRTcar Series produced a thrilling show when the green flag waved just after 11:00pm before Sheppard drove from 12th to earn the win.

“Mother Nature didn’t want to see this race happen tonight, but I’m thankful we got it in,” Sheppard said. “It’s unreal. We saw the rain there earlier tonight and picked the worst number of the bunch in 12, but as usual these guys gave me an awesome racecar. It was a lot of fun out there. We’ve only been here once before. It’s a very wide, racey, fast track. We were running the bottom, top and middle. I’m just really thankful to be here tonight. Five in a row, unbelievable.”

Brachmann led the opening two laps before Wight retook the top spot on lap three. He paced the field through to the first caution for a big piece of debris on the front stretch with 12 laps complete. Following the restart, Tim Fuller appeared to be making his way forward as he moved into fourth and third-running Billy Decker challenged Brachmann for second.

By lap 30, it was clear Sheppard not only had a top-five car, he was a contender when he got by Fuller for fourth. One lap later, Stewart Friesen’s day ended when he slowed in turn four with mechanical problems to bring out a yellow flag. Friesen was running in the top-10 at the time and received the Speedy First Aid Hard Luck Award as a result of his misfortune.

Wight and Brachmann continued their side-by-side battle on the restart with Brachmann retaking the point on lap 37. Meanwhile, Sheppard raced to third behind the top two. Sheppard and Wight exchanged the second spot over the next four laps before Sheppard eventually emerged with the position just prior to a lap 44 yellow. It was on the ensuing restart with 49 laps complete that Sheppard used the inside lane position, after Brachmann chose to restart in the high groove, to take the lead and pace the final 75 laps for the victory.

“We had a good car, but I think that guy is superhuman,” Brachmann said of Sheppard following the finish. “He doesn’t make mistakes. I made a mistake on that restart, caught that hole going into (turn) three and it was enough to let him get by me. Then it was just chasing after that and hoping that he made a mistake, but that ain’t going to happen.”

Sheppard had to hold off Brachmann throughout a pair of restarts with 10 and nine laps to go and was quick to credit the Sanborn, NY driver for his strong drive.

“Chad was very good tonight,” Sheppard said. “I first got into second and I said ‘man, I don’t know if we’ve got anything for him tonight’. I snuck by him on the restart and he was probably just as good as we were. If I didn’t get by him there, who knows, I may have never got by him.”

For Brachmann, it was his second top-five finish with the Super DIRTcar Series this season in as many starts, but it was his first race with Big-Block power under the hood of the No.3.
“My dad put his heart and soul into this Big-Block program, so I’m glad to come out here and run halfway decent,” Brachmann said. “Will see what the rest of the year brings for us for Big-Block Racing.”

Behind the furious battle for the lead was Pat Ward, who earned the KSE Hard Charger award by driving from 13th to complete the podium in third. Ward methodically picked his way through the front-runners in the second half of the race to continue his strong string of runs.

“The car was really good,” Ward stated. “I seemed to be getting through that hole in (turn) one better than anybody else, except for maybe Matt. They would slide up and I could just stick it in there and go, so the car was good.”

Decker earned a fourth-place finish, his eighth top-five result in 15 Series starts this season. Wight rounded out the top-five in his No.99L.

Billy Whittaker started the night with his first career Super DIRTcar Series Fast Time Award and followed it up with a heat win. Billy Decker and Tim Fuller also earned heat race victories. Ward earned the KSE Hard Charger award by advancing from 13th to 3rd. Stewart Friesen claimed the Speedy First Air Hard Luck Award after he dropped out while running in the top-10.
Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars
Dylan Westbrook recovered from motor issues last week to earn the victory Thursday night. (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media).
Cory Turner and Mitch Brown started on the front row for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car Feature. Brown led the opening lap while Dylan Westbrook raced to second. Turner pulled off on lap three while running third, allowing Brown and Westbrook to pull away from the rest of the field. On lap seven, Westbrook pulled off a slide job in turn four to take the lead from Brown.

Westbrook pulled away to a straightaway advantage over Brown while racing through lapped traffic in the second half of the race. The slower cars didn’t cause Westbrook any issues as he extended his lead over Brown to a straightaway over the final 10 laps to claim the win. Over the final four laps, a furious battle developed for third and fourth between Mitch Brown, Parker Price-Miller and Stewart Friesen. Price-Miller worked from fifth to take third at the finish after dicing through the field. Mitch Brown and Friesen rounded out the top-five.
Go Nuclear Late Model Series
Phil Potts won his first career race at Ohsweken Speedway with the Go Nuclear Late Model Series on Thursday night. (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media).
Mike Maresca and Charlie Sandercock started on the front row for the Go Nuclear Late Model Series A-Feature. Maresca jumped out to an early lead before a lap two caution when Chris Fleming spun in turn two. Maresca maintained the lead on the restart before another yellow at lap four. Again on the restart, Maresca pulled away to a lead while Rob Pietz raced into second.

On lap five, a red flag for a major pile-up in turn two became an extended open red when rain began to fall on the track. The Go Nuclear Late Models did an impressive job remaining on track to continue working moisture into the surface to make sure it wasn’t lost. When the rain stopped, the cars returned to the pit area to refuel before returning to the track for the remaining 15 laps of their Feature.

When the race resumed, Phil Potts made his presence felt restarting in third after beginning the race back in eighth. He pressured the top two cars until he drove to second on lap nine and then too the lead from Maresca off a lap 11 restart by building momentum through the outer lane of the racetrack.
Steve Baldwin followed Potts to the front and raced into second, but Potts pulled away to 10 car-length advantage with five laps to go. Meanwhile, Sandercock made his way back to third after slipping as far back as sixth.

The final restart of the night came on lap 17 and Potts was not going to be denied the victory. He paced the final three laps to win his first career race at Ohsweken and second with the Go Nuclear Late Model Series. Sandercock got past Baldwin for second with two laps to go. Maresca and Sam Pennacchio rounded out the top-five.
UP NEXT AT OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY
Ohsweken Speedway returns to action on Friday, August 25 for the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Fan Appreciation Cash Blast featuring $5 Fan Admission, Topless Late Model and a $2000-to-win 50-lap Feature for the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks. The HRW Automotive Mini Stocks will run double features, including the rescheduled 42-lap Art Hill Memorial. The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars will also run double features to make-up for an August 11 rainout. The Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers run a regularly scheduled event. Race time is 7:30pm. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com.
OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY STATISTICAL REPORT
August 24, 2017
Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada
Townline Variety Triple Crown Showdown presented by Stoneridge Specialty Insurance
Total Entries – 76
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Super DIRTcar Series (25 Entries)

A-Feature (75 laps – No TIme)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 9s-Matt Sheppard (12); 2. 3-Chad Brachmann (2); 3. 42p-Pat Ward (13); 4. 91-Billy Decker (3); 5. 99L-Larry Wight (1); 6. 6h-Max McLaughlin (7); 7. 25r-Erick Rudoph (17); 8. 19-Tim Fuller (6); 9. 43-Keith Flach (19); 10. 21a-Peter Britten (10); 11. 20-Brett Hearn (9); 12. 109-Billy Whittaker (5); 13. 98h-Jimmy Phelps (4); 14. 37s-Tommy Flannigan (24); 15. 22-Brandon Walters (22); 16. 7m-Mike Maresca (25); 17. 96-Fred Carleton (23); 18. 88-Shayne Pierce (20); 19. R70-Ryan Arbuthnot (15); 20. 71-Mike Bowman (16); 21. 66x-Carey Terrance (14); 22. 08-Mark D’Ilario (18); 23. 11s-Steve Lewis Jr. (21); 24. 44-Stewart Friesen (11); 25. 6m-Mat Williamson (8). A-Feature Lap Leaders – Chad Brachmann 1-2, 37-49; Larry Wight 3-36; Matt Sheppard 50-75; Hard Charger – Pat Ward (+10 – 13th to 3rd)

Qualifying Group 1 - 1. 109-Billy Whittaker, 15.861; 2. 44-Stewart Friesen, 15.974; 3. 71 Mike Bowman, 16.026; 4. 21a-Peter Britten, 16.083; 5. 42p-Pat Ward, 16.100; 6. 6h-Max McLaughlin, 16.146; 7. 43-Keith Flach, 16.156; 8. 22-Brandon Walters, 16.345; 9. 37s-Tommy Flannigan, 16.735

Qualifying Group 2 - 1. 91-Billy Decker, 15.912; 2. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 16.038; 3. 66x Carey Terrance, 16.097; 4. 99L-Larry Wight, 16.145; 5. 25r-Erick Rudolph, 16.252; 6. 3-Chad Brachmann, 16.295; 7. 88 Shayne Pierce, 16.508; 8. 96 Fred Carleton, 17.020

Qualifying Group 3 - 1. 19-Tim Fuller, 15.976; 2. 20-Brett Hearn, 16.018; 3. 6m-Mat Williamson, 16.071; 4. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 16.321; 5. R70-Ryan Arbuthnot, 16.514; 6. 7m-Mike Maresca, 16.772; 7. 08-Mark D’Ilario, 16.800; 8. 11s-Steve Lewis Jr. 20.863

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Time: 2;13.043)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 109 Billy Whittaker, Central Square, NY (1); 2. 44 Stewart Friesen, Sprakers, NY (2); 3. 71 Mike Bowman, St. Catharines, ON (3); 4. 21a Peter Britten, Brisbane, Queensland, AUS (4); 5. 42p Pat Ward, Genoa, NY (5); 6. 6h Max McLaughlin, Mooresville, NC (6); 7. 43 Keith Flach, Ravena, NY (7); 8. 22 Brandon Walters, Unadilla, NY (8); 9. 37s Tommy Flannigan, Port Robinson, ON (9)

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Time: 2:12.780)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 9s Matt Sheppard, Waterloo, NY (2); 2. 99L Larry Wight, Phoenix, NY (4); 3. 91 Billy Decker, Unadilla, NY (1); 4. 3 Chad Brachmann, Sanborn, NY (6); 5. 66x Carey Terrance, Hogansburg, NY (3); 6. 25r Erick Rudolph, Ransomville, NY (5); 7. 88 Shayne Pierce, St. Catharines, ON (7); 8. 96 Fred Carleton, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (8)

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Time: 2:17.488)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 19 Tim Fuller, Edwards, NY (1); 2. 20 Brett Hearn, Sussex, NJ (2); 3. 98h Jimmy Phelps, Baldwinsville, NY (4); 4. 6m Mat Williamson, St. Catharines, ON (3); 5. R70 Ryan Arbuthnot, Renfrew, ON (5); 6. 08 Mark D’Ilario, Vineland, ON (7); 7. 11s Steve Lewis Jr., Ransomville, NY (8); 8. 7m Mike Maresca, Potsdam, NY (6)
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Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (20 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – Time: 4:55.596)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (4); 2. 110 Jake Brown (2); 3. 67x Parker Price-Miller (7); 4. 10 Mitch Brown (6); 5. 1z Stewart Friesen (8); 6. 49 Scott Kreutter (5); 7. 91 Ryan Turner (10); 8. 17x Dain Naida (3); 9. 14h Jim Huppunen (12); 10. 0 Holly Porter (9); 11. 11 Jamie Turner (14); 12. 18s Josh Shantz (11); 13. 0c Cole McDonald (16}; 14. 57 Charlie Sandercock (13); 15. 6 Curtis Gartly (15); 16. 21J John Burbridge Jr. (17); 17. 97 Cory Turner (1); 18. 90 Travis Cunningham (18); 19. DNS 01K Mike Kruchka (19); 20. DNS 38 Tyler Hendricks (20)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Jake Brown 1-6, Dylan Westbrook 7-20; Hard Charger – Parker Price-Miller (+4 – 7th to 3rd)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – NT)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 1z Stewart Friesen, Sprakers, NY (2); 2. 49 Scott Kreutter, Alden, NY (8); 3. 67x Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (6); 4. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford, ON (5); 5. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (3); 6. 57 Charlie Sandercock, Trenton, ON (1); 7. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (4); 8. 0c Cole McDonald, Waterdown, ON (7}; 9. DNS 01K Mike Kruchka, Hamilton, ON (9); 10. DNS 38 Tyler Hendricks, Pain Court, ON (10)

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – 2:01.527)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 110 Jake Brown, Brantford, ON (4); 2. 17x Dain Naida, Tecumseh, MI (2); 3. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Oakland, ON (5); 4. 0 Holly Porter, Delhi, ON (1); 5. 18s Josh Shantz, St. Agatha, ON (3); 6. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (10); 7. 14h Jim Huppunen, Fenwick, ON (9); 8. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford, ON (8); 9. 21J John Burbridge Jr., St. Williams, ON (7); 10. 90 Travis Cunningham, Grimsby, ON (6)

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($150): Scott Kreutter
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Go Nuclear Late Model Series (31 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 29 Phil Potts (8); 2. 57 Charlie Sandercock (2); 3. 5 Steve Baldwin (4); 4. 7m Mike Maresca (1); 5. 311 Sam Pennachio (5); 6. 69 Rob Pietz (3); 7. 12 Kyle Sopaz (7); 8. 46 Brandon Mowat (10); 9. 25 Greg Belyea (9); 10. 73x Adam Turner (18); 11. 8 Mike Greene (22); 12. 60 Norm Mayhew (20); 13. R19 Dale Caswell (12); 14. 17 Kyle Tasker (24); 15. 09 Robbie Wilson (11); 16. 1 Andy Mayhew (23); 17. 10 Chris Fleming (17); 18. 53 Brad Simpson (21); 19. 00 Jim Dale Jr. (19); 20. 82 Ken Winfield (14); 21. 91 Chad Homan (6); 22. 19jr Colton Ledingham (13); 23. 55 Mark Rayner (16); 24. 18 Sean Beardsley (15)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Mike Maresca 1-11, Phil Potts 12-20; Hard Charger – Mike Greene (+11 – 22nd to 11th)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 57 Charlie Sandercock, Trenton, ON (7); 2. 311 Sam Pennacchio, Niagara Falls, ON (1); 3. 5 Steve Baldwin, Trenton, ON (4); 4. 46 Brandon Mowat, Brighton, ON (8); 5. 19jr Colton Ledingham, Port Colborne, ON (10); 6. 55 Mark Rayner, Codrington, ON (3); 7. 27z Stan Zanchin, Fort Erie, ON (2); 8. 8 Mike Greene, Port Colborne, ON (9); 9. 0 John Pinsonneault, Chatham, ON (6); 10. 27t Ted Tremblay, Fort Erie, ON (5)

Klotz Automotive Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Time: 2:20.150)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 69 Rob Pietz, Gasline, ON (7); 2. 25 Greg Belyea, Frankford, ON (2); 3. 91 Chad Homan, Macedon, NY (5); 4. 09 Robbie Wilson, Trenton, ON (1); 5. 82 Ken Winfield, Ridgeway, ON (10); 6. 10 Chris Fleming, Auburn, NY (8); 7. 60 Norm Mayhew, Lakeport, NY (9); 8. 4 CJ Field, Chatham, ON (4); 9. 00 Jim Dale Jr., Shrewsbury, ON (6); 10. 7s Dave Stolzenberg, St. Catharines, ON (3)

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 29 Phil Potts, Brighton, ON (4); 2. 7m Mike Maresca, Potsdam, ON (9); 3. 12 Kyle Sopaz, Trenton, ON (8); 4. R19 Dale Caswell, West Monroe, NY (5); 5. 18 Sean Beardsley, Central Square, NY (11); 6. 73x Adam Turner, Picton, ON (2); 7. 1 Andy Mayhew, Picton, ON (1); 8. 53 Brad Simpson, Rodney, ON (7); 9. 17 Kyle Tasker, Peterborough, ON (6); 10. 911 Jay Liverance, Brantford, ON (3); 11. 38 Mike Goudie, Muskoka, ON (10);

B-Feature (10 Laps – Top 6 Qualifier – No Time)
1. 00 Jim Dale Jr. (6); 2. 60 Norm Mayhew (2); 3. 53 Brad Simpson (10); 4. 8 Mike Greene (4); 5. 1 Andy Mayhew (3); 6. 17 Kyle Tasker (9); 7. 7s Dave Stolzenberg (13); 8. 27T Ted Tremblay (8);
9. 4 CJ Field (5); 10. 38 Mike Goudie (12); 11. 0 John Pinsonneault (7); 12. 911 Jay Liverance (11); 13. 27z Stan Zanchin (1)
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About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series schedule since 2007.

 

 

Ivy kisses the cow for Fremont Speedway 305 Fair cash

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – John Ivy was more than willing to kiss a cow Tuesday night at Fremont Speedway. After all, it’s a tradition at the Sandusky County Fair race for the feature winner to kiss the bovine and drink milk in victory lane.

Ivy, a Fremont native, scored his fourth win of the season at “The Track That Action Built” to open the Sandusky County Fair. It was his 56th career win at the track, leaving him just two shy of tying Jim Linder for fourth on the all-time win list.

“They did a heck of a job getting the track run in (after rains caused over a two hour delay) and I’m glad I got to start up front. I was trying real hard on those restarts to make that first lap count and hopefully we get into lapped traffic. I was pretty decent on the bottom so I was kind of running up towards the middle so I knew if I had to go to the bottom I was still going to be alright. I have to thank everyone behind this deal…all the Sipe family. I have to dedicate this one to Ron mom…it would have been her 95th birthday today. I get to sit in this thing and drive it but they make it a lot easier,” said Ivy.

“I grew up here. This win will rank right up there among the biggest. I’m glad everyone has done what they have to bring this race back to the fair,” added Ivy beside his CN Construction Supplies, Ginnever Trucking, Sonny’s Machine & Welding, Kistler Racing Products, North Coast Asphalt, Rohr Lawn Care, Mr. Appliance, MRE, Sipes Oceola Garage, Dave Story Equipment, L&R Farms, S&S Racing, Kercher Engines, Linder’s Speed Equipment Tiffany’s Furniture backed #77i

In the ladies powder puff dirt truck feature on Pub 400 Night, Clyde, Ohio’s Tammy McGrath scored her third career Fremont victory, earning $500 from Steve Klisz.

“That was a lot of fun. This truck hasn’t been raced in nearly three years,” said McGrath in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

In the 30-lap sprint feature, Ivy and Matt Foos brought the field to green with Foos gaining the advantage over Ivy, Tyler Gunn, Bobby Clark and Steve Rando. Paul Weaver stopped to bring out the caution with two laps scored. When the green reappeared Foos pulled away from Ivy who battled with Clark for the runner-up position. Disaster struck for Foos on the next lap as his engine let go, handing the lead to Ivy.

Ivy couldn’t shake the great battle behind him with Gunn taking second while Clark continued to race to his outside while Alvin Roepke drove into fourth followed by Chris Andrews, Jimmy McGrath, Rando and Jamie Miller. Brandon Moore stopped with seven laps scored and on the restart McGrath spun. When the green flew so did Ivy as Gunn and Clark stayed within striking distance. Justin Adams coasted to a stop with 11 laps scored just as the leaders were preparing to encounter heavy lapped traffic.

Ivy once again executed a great restart and pulled away slightly as Clark drove around Gunn for second with Roepke, Andrews and Miller in pursuit. When Ivy encountered lapped traffic with 13 laps to go, Clark and Gunn closed. Gunn used a lapped machine to retake second on lap 18. With 10 laps to go Landon LaLonde stopped on the track to bring out the final caution. Once again Ivy executed a flawless restart and drove away from Gunn, with Clark, Miller, Roepke and Dustin Stroup in tow.

With three laps to go it looked like Gunn’s mount started to run out of fuel as he began falling off the pace. Ivy used the clear track and clean air to power to the win over Clark, Miller, Roepke and Stroup.

Race fans and several area businesses contributed over $2,200 additional funds for the race purse which was distributed to make sure all 25 cars in attendance ran the A-main with heat races and the dash also with monetary rewards.

“I want to thank Joe and Fran Darmofal for all they do for this fair race, the Pub 400 for the night sponsorship, the fair board for working with us on this event and all the fans and businesses that stepped up to help make this a really special kick off to the fair. Also a big thanks to all the push truck drivers for their hard work to get the track run in and the race teams for all their cooperation and for putting on an entertaining race. We encourage everyone to come out the rest of the week and enjoy the great weather and all the fun the Sandusky County Fair has to offer,” said Rich Farmer, Fremont Speedway Promoter.

Fremont Speedway Fair

Aug. 22, 2017

Starting position [*]

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying

1.21-Dustin Stroup, 15.134; 2.4T-Chris Andrews, 15.174; 3.19-Mitch Harble, 15.211; 4.5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr., 15.275; 5.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 15.372; 6.66-Jamie Miller, 15.494; 7.99-Alvin Roepke, 15.515; 8.8-Bobby Clark, 15.527; 9.44-Tyler Gunn, 15.549; 10.19R-Steve Rando, 15.560; 11.77I-John Ivy, 15.583; 12.2F-Matt Foos, 15.606; 13.7M-Brandon Moore, 15.613; 14.1-Nate Dussel, 15.662; 15.36-Seth Schneider, 15.737; 16.11X-Jordan Ryan, 15.741; 17.1W-Paul Weaver, 15.878; 18.2-Ricky Peterson, 15.895; 19.2L-Landon LaLonde, 15.898; 20.4*-Tyler Street, 16.059; 21.09-Justin Adams, 16.062; 22.25-Jason Keckler, 16.145; 23.47-Matt Lucius, 16.158; 24.12-Kyle Capodice, 16.527; 25.9R-Dustin Rall, 16.891;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 99-Alvin Roepke[2] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[1] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 4. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[3] ; 5. 11X-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 6. 2L-Landon LaLonde[7] ; 7. 21-Dustin Stroup[4] ; 8. 9R-Dustin Rall[9] ; 9. 25-Jason Keckler[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 8-Bobby Clark[2] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[1] ; 3. 4T-Chris Andrews[4] ; 4. 1W-Paul Weaver[6] ; 5. 1-Nate Dussel[5] ; 6. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[3] ; 7. 4*-Tyler Street[7] ; 8. 47-Matt Lucius[8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)

1. 44-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 2. 2F-Matt Foos[1] ; 3. 66-Jamie Miller[3] ; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson[6] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[5] ; 6. 19-Mitch Harble[4] ; 7. 12-Kyle Capodice[8] ; 8. 09-Justin Adams[7]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)

1. 77I-John Ivy[2] ; 2. 2F-Matt Foos[1] ; 3. 44-Tyler Gunn[4] ; 4. 8-Bobby CLark[5] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 6. 99-Alvin Roepke[6]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 77I-John Ivy[1] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[4] ; 3. 66-Jamie Miller[9] ; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke[6] ; 5. 21-Dustin Stroup[13] ; 6. 4T-Chris Andrews[7] ; 7. 19R-Steve Rando[5] ; 8. 36-Seth Schneider[17] ; 9. 44-Tyler Gunn[3] ; 10. 2-Ricky Peterson[12] ; 11. 11X-Jordan Ryan[18] ; 12. 1-Nate Dussel[16] ; 13. 12-Kyle Capodice[24] ; 14. 4*-Tyler Street[20] ; 15. 9R-Dustin Rall[25] ; 16. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[15] ; 17. 25-Jason Keckler[22] ; 18. 2L-Landon LaLonde[19] ; 19. 47-Matt Lucius[23] ; 20. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[8] ; 21. 09-Justin Adams[21] ; 22. 7M-Brandon Moore[10] ; 23. 19-Mitch Harble[14] ; 24. 2F-Matt Foos[2] ; 25. 1W-Paul Weaver[11]

Ladies Powder Puff

A-Main 1 (10 Laps)

1. 5-Tammy McGrath[7] ; 2. 6-Shelly Liskai[2] ; 3. 23m-Nicole Albright[1] ; 4. 2-Teri Harrison[4] ; 5. 3-Lori Earnhart[8] ; 6. 49X-Carol Connors[3] ; 7. 4x-Alison Schepflin[6] ; 8. 37-Chelsea Molyet[5]

 

 

Bubak Tops URSS Bob Salem Memorial Finale!

Oberlin, Kansas – August 20, 2017 - Colorado’s Jake Bubak took the lead with two laps remaining to claim the final night of the annual “Bob Salem Memorial” Sunday night at Oberlin Speedway in Oberlin, Kansas.

Taylor Velasquez and Nick Haygood started on the front row for the thirty-lap feature with Velasquez taking the lead as the green flag fell. Hayood, sixth starting Toby Chapman, Blurton and Criag Jecha gave chase with Velasquez comfortably out front.

Saturday night’s feature winner Chapman passed Haygood for the runner-up position on lap two while lap six saw Blurton pass Haygood for the third position. Chapman would take the lead on lap 11 only to have his night come to an end when he tangled with a lapped car, sending both off turns three and four with Chapman turning over bringing our the only red of the night. Chapman was okay but done for the night.

The lap eleven restart saw Velasquez still out front with Blurton now second, Haygood third, eighth-starting Bubak fourth and Ty Williams fifth.

A couple caution flags slowed the pace on laps sixteen, seventeen and twenty-one to slow the leaders pace and once race action resumed, so did the battle up front.

Bubak passed Blurton for the runner-up position with five laps to go then caught the rear bumper of Velasquez with three laps remaining. With two laps remaining, Bubak caught the leader and pulled a slide job in turn one and would lead the final two laps to claim his second URSS victory of the season, a $1022 payday and first since May 27th in Hays, Kansas.

Velasquez would settle for second while Haygood came home third. Jed Werner came home fourth and earned $1500 bonus for being the two-day point champion. Ty Williams rounded out the top five while Blurton rebounded from an earlier excursion off the top of the track to finish sixth.

Nate Berry came from his nineteenth starting position to finish seventh and claim the overall Keizer Aluminum Wheels “hard charger” award for the two day event and an additional $500 from Lawrence Marshall Trucking.

The $100 dollar Hard Luck Award went to Toby Chapman when his exceptional weekend performance came to an end while leading.

The four, heat race winners for the twenty-five-car field were won by Blurton, Werner, Bubak and Todd Plemons while Kaden Taylor claimed the night’s “B” feature.

Officials and staff with the United Rebel Sprint Series would like to thank the following partners who have contributed to the “Bob Salem Memorial” for this coming weekend: Decatur County Beef, Randy Patterson Welding, Victory 1 Roofing and Construction, Performance Fire Protection, Myers Racing Engines, Raye’s Grocery, Inc. Pair A Dice Interior Finishes, Dale’s Fish N Fun, Pat Quinn, Stellar Sales, Creative Collision, Oberlin Concrete, Hilker Trucking, Dust Cloud Construction, Ron’s Applicating Service, R&M Service Center, The Reload, Reeve’s Seed House, Ward Drug, Curcuitech, Eagle Travel Spot, Quality Oil Field Services, Better Built Trailers, Radcliffe Truck Sales, Stallman Construction, Lincoln Repair, Lawrence Marshall Trucking, Steven James, Ryan Sargent, Aaron Ploussard/Salem’s Mower Sales and The American Legion

More information on the URSS can be found by accessing the tracks official website www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com or by calling Rick Salem (785) 475-7010. Keep up-to-date on the daily happenings on the series by following their official facebook page: United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1) Kaden Taylor, 2) Monty Ferriera, 3) Koby Walters, 4) Craig Jecha, 5) Austin McLean, 6) John Webster, 7) Justin Fifield, 8) Nate Berry, 9) Steven Richardson, 10) Howard Van Dyke, 11) Mike Taylor, 12) Shane Sundquist, 13) Aaron Ploussard

A Feature: 1) Jake Bubak, 2) Taylor Velasquez, 3) Nick Haygood, 4) Jed Werner, 5) Ty Williams, 6) Zach Blurton, 7) Nate Berry, 8) Tracey Hill, 9) Steven Richardson, 10) Lonnie Cox, 11) Buddy Tubbs, 12) Craig Jecha, 13) John Webster, 14) Justin Fifield, 15) Kaden Taylor, 16) Todd Plemons, 17) Monty Ferriera, 18) Scott Cochran, 19) Toby Chapman, 20) Austin McLean

 

 

It’s Chapman in a URSS Thriller in Night One of Bob Salem Memorial!

Oberlin, Kansas – August 19, 2017 - Toby Chapman proved patience is a virtue as he passed race-long leader Jed Werner on the final lap to claim the thrilling United Rebel Sprint Series feature victory on Saturday night at Oberlin Speedway in Oberlin, Kansas on night one of the two-day “Bob Salem Memorial.”

Tracey Hill and Werner started on the front row for the twenty-five-lap feature with Werner grabbing the lead as the green flag fell. Werner, Ty Williams, Koby Walters and Steven Richardson were the top five after lap one with Werner comfortably out front.

The feature quickly went red on lap six for a Lonnie Cox flip. He was uninjured but done for the night.

On the restart it was still Werner, followed by Hill and Chapman, who had worked his way up through the field from his ninth starting position.

The feature would be slowed one last time on lap nine for John Webster and when race action resumed, so did Werner’s pace out front.

It looked to be Werners night but Chapman had other ideas as the Nebraska veteran passed Hill for the runner-up position with three laps remaining and set his sights on the lead. On the last lap and coming out of turn four for the checkers, Chapman got a run on the leader and would take the victory by a half-car length over Werner.

Eleventh starting and current series point leader Zach Blurton came through the field to finish third while Hill settled for fourth. Fourteenth starting and Keizer Aluminum Wheels “hard charger” Nick Haygood rounded out the top five.

The four, eight lap heat races for the twenty-five-car field were won by Walters, Buddy Tubbs, Mark Walinder and Ty Williams while Blurton won the twelve-lap “B” feature.

Night two of the annual “Bob Salem Memorial,“ will come to a conclusion tomorrow (Sunday) night.

United Rebel Sprint Series

Oberlin Speedway/Oberlin, Kansas

August 19, 2017

25 Cars

B Feature (12 Laps): 1) Zach Blurton, 2) Kaden Taylor, 3) Nick Haygood, 4) Nate Berry, 5) Lonnie Cox, 6) Aaron Ploussard, 7) Nick Nichols, 8) Mike Taylor, 9) Darren Berry, 10) Ryan Ellinger, 11) Shane Sundquist, 12) Howard Van Dyke, 13) JD Johnson DNS

A Feature (25 Laps): 1) Toby Chapman, 2) Jed Werner, 3) Zach Blurton, 4) Tracey Hill, 5) Nick Haygood, 6) Koby Walters, 7) Steven Richardson, 8) Buddy Tubbs, 9) Nate Berry, 10) John Webster, 11) Nick Nichols, 12) Kaden Taylor, 13) Scott Cochran, 14) Ty Williams, 15) Aaron Ploussard, 16) Mike Taylor, 17) Mark Walinder, 18) Ryan Ellinger, 19) Keefe Hemel, 20) Lonnie Cox

 

 

David Hibbard #3 and crew celebrate his first Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car Main Event win of the season at Southern Oregon Speedway.

Hibbard Wins First Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car Feature At Southern Oregon Speedway

By Don Martin II

White City, Oregon...August 19...David Hibbard won the 25 lap Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. Hibbard caught a break when the leaders bumped wheels on the back stretch for a yellow flag, and he took the lead on the restart. Hibbard had three second place finishes aboard his Hansen & Sons Trucking/Dave's Carpet & Vinyl Liquidators Sprinter, but this was his first win of the season. It enabled him to maintain second in the standings as he also added a heat race win to his totals.

Hedge Carter and D. Hibbard started the evening with six lap heat race wins, and point leader Kyler Barraza battled Carter to win the six lap Scramble. Barraza gained the Main Event pole with that win, but Carter raced into the lead at the drop of the green flag. Barraza settled into second ahead of Cottage Grove point leader Ricky Ashley, Camden Robustelli and D. Hibbard. The lead five cars ran nose to tail and caught slower traffic by lap ten. Jake Wheeler retired before the battle up front really got interesting. Barraza started looking for a way past Carter on lap 15. On lap 18, Barraza pulled alongside Carter. As they worked lap 19, the two leaders bumped wheels with Carter spinning into the infield off the back stretch. Track officials put Barraza to the back of the pack for the restart, giving the lead to Ashley. Unfortunately, Ashley lost a wheel in Turn 4 on the restart to end his race. Camden Robustelli was the new leader on the restart. As they exited Turn 4 to complete that lap, Hibbard dove underneath Robustelli and emerged with the lead. Barraza was already back up to fifth, and he made a Turn 4 pass on lap 21 to take fourth from Bailey Hibbard. Barraza made an inside pass on the front stretch on lap 22 to take third from Merissa Henson. However, nobody was going to stop D. Hibbard from collecting the Main Event win. Robustelli was a season best second as Barraza settled for third. Henson withstood serious pressure from B. Hibbard to finish fourth as Carter, Enrique Jaime, Jeremy Gargurevich, Ashley and Wheeler completed the Top 10.

Steve Hix was in town to get some practice laps before this Saturday night's big $3,000 to win Cascade Wingless 360 Sprint Car Challenge, presented by Herz Precison Parts. Barraza took his wing off after the races to get some practice laps as well. Information on Saturday's big Wingless Sprint Car race can be found at http://www.southernoregonspeedway.com/cascade.pdf. The season finale for the Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars will be on September 9th. For further information, go to http://www.southernoregonspeedway.com/.

Race Results Southern Oregon Speedway Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars Heat 1-Hedge Carter, Merissa Henson, Kyler Barraza. Heat 2-David Hibbard, Camden Robustelli, Ricky Ashley. Scramble-Kyler Barraza, Hedge Carter, Camden Robustelli. Main Event-David Hibbard, Camden Robustelli, Kyler Barraza, Merissa Henson, Bailey Hibbard, Hedge Carter, Enrique Jaime, Jeremy Gargurevich, Ricky Ashley, Jake Wheeler.

 

 

Blurton Pads Point Lead with URSS Victory in Stockton!

Stockton, Kansas – August 18, 2017 - Current series point leader Zach Blurton took the lead with five laps remaining to claim the United Rebel Sprint Series feature finale Friday night at Rooks County Speedway in Stockton, Kansas to open a three-race weekend for the series.

Keefe Hemel and Brian Herbert started on the front row for the twenty-five-lap feature but it was fourth starting Koby Walters taking the lead as the green flag fell.

Walters kept the pace out front while, behind him, sixth starting Blurton passed Herbert for the runner-up position on lap two and set sail on the race leader.

The leaders started lapping cars on lap nine with Walters continuing to set the pace.

Walters was looking to become the tenth different feature winner on the 2017 URSS season but Blurton had other ideas. With just five laps to go, Blurton got past Chapman and would go on to claim his first series victory of the season and the eleventh different race winner in eleven URSS events this season.

Fifth starting Jed Werner would get past Walters late to take the runner-up position while Walters settled for third. Eighth=starting Toby Chapman came home fourth while Steven Richardson rounded out the top five.

J.D. Johnson earned the features Keizer Aluminum “hard charger” award finishing seventh from his seventeenth starting position.

The three, eight lap heat races for the nineteen-car field were won by Blurton, Tracey Hill and Werner.

The URSS will now head to Oberlin Speedway in Oberlin, Kansas for two nights of the annual “Bob Salem” Memorial.

United Rebel Sprint Series

Rooks County Fairgrounds/Stockton, Kansas

August 18, 2017

19 Cars

A Feature (25 Laps) 1) Zach Blurton, 2) Jed Werner, 3) Koby Walters, 4) Toby Chapman, 5) Steven Richardson, 6) Tracey Hill, 7) JD Johnson, 8) Ty Williams, 9) Brian Herbert, 10) Keefe Hemel, 11) Scott Cochran, 12) John Webster, 13) Darren Berry, 14) Lonnie Cox, 15) Mark Walinder, 16) Mike Taylor, 17) Ken Lutters, 18) Howard Van Dyke, 19) Aaron Ploussard

 

 

Justin Sanders Wins 5th of Year at Ocean Speedway

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Watsonville, CA)- When Friday nights 6 minute and 36 second long feature event came to a close, it was a familiar face in victory lane as Justin Sanders was victorious at Ocean Speedway for the fifth time this season.

Jerry Bonnema and Matthew Moles would lead the field to green for the 30-lap affair. On an extremely fast track in the early part of the night, fourth starting Brad Furr would zip around the duo and take the early lead.

With most of the field using the bottom groove, Furr seemed to take a liking to the middle as he paced the field for the first three laps until Moles was able to sneak by him on the exit of turn two and officially lead lap four.

Out front, Moles looked very strong aboard the Southern Pacific Farms No. 10 machine. Getting through traffic efficiently, Moles was able to leave Furr in his wake as he opened up a sizeable lead.

While Moles continued to show the way around the speedway, one of the best battles on the track was for the second spot as Justin Sanders and Brad Furr fought for the position in traffic.

Relentless in his pursuit, Sanders would overtake the second spot on lap 18, as Cory Eliason worked his way into the Top-Five from the ninth starting spot.

On the 19th lap, Moles would drift up high on the exit of turn four as he put another car a lap down, but he would make contact with the wall with his right rear and would actually ride the wall past the flag stand as Sanders was able to get under him and become the leader on lap 20.

As things remained status quo in front of the field with Sanders leading the way over Moles, Furr, Ensign, and Eliason, Tommy Tarlton was doing some moving from his 16th starting position as he raced up into the eighth spot.

Sanders wouldn’t be challenged in the final 10-laps as he raced his way to his fifth win of the season at the track beating Moles, Furr, Ensign, and Eliason back to the line.

Jerry Bonnema would finish sith, Kyle Offill seventh, Tarlton would hang on to finish eighth, as Brent Kaeding and Dustin Golobic rounded out the Top-10.

Cory Eliason made the most of a surprised visit to the Speedway on Friday night as he kicked the night out with the fasatest lap of the night during qualifying time trials.

Three heat races were ran with wins going to Bonnema, Furr, and Moles, as Bonnema was also victorious during the Dash.

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Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (August 20, 2017) – Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP invaded Merritt Speedway for the annual Allstar Performance Open Wheel Spectacular with Dan McCarron (Britton, MI) picking up his second career win at “Michigan’s Premier Dirt Track.”

“Danny Mac” started second, but was moved back one row for jumping the start.  All that did was give him a chance to prove he was the class of the field as he took the lead on lap nine.  Thirteen-year-old Andrew Scheid (Sparta, MI), leading SOD sprint car rookie, started on the pole and led the first lap before Gregg Dalman (Bellevue, MI) grabbed the lead.  After McCarron took command, Dalman held second until lap sixteen when Steve Irwin (Fenton, MI) took the position.  At times, it looked like Irwin had the speed in the low groove to overtake McCarron, but McCarron was up to the task and used the middle groove to perfection to pull away. 

Lap eighteen saw a quick caution for a spin by Tyler Bearden , then disaster struck for Chris Jones when he flipped while trying to evade a spinning Mike Burkin.

Ryan Ruhl and Thomas Schinderle also looked like they could challenge for the win, but finished third and fourth respectively.  2016 SOD champion Brian Smith finished fifth.

Steve Irwin did double duty and won the non-winged portion of the Allstar Performance Open Wheel Spectacular over Brian Smith.

Qualifying - Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition Fast Masters (fast qualifiers) $50 each

Group

Time

#

Driver

Engler Machine & Tool Heat

14.528

0

Steve Irwin

COMP Cams Heat

14.286

16

Ryan Ruhl

RockAuto.com Heat

14.402

41

Thomas Schinderle

Heat Races – Winners $100 each

Engler Machine & Tool Heat #1

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

49T

Gregg Dalman

 

2

0

Steve Irwin

Kistler Racing Products

3

77

Andrew Scheid

Racing Optics

4

10J

Chris Jones

 

5

17X

Dain Naida

 

6

58

Tony Bures

 

7

89

Chris Pobanz

 

 

COMP Cams Heat #2

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

16

Ryan Ruhl

 

2

22M

Dan McCarron

Allstar Performance

3

8

Justin Ward

Racing Optics

4

20A

Andy Chehowski

 

5

3A

Mike Astrauskas

 

6

46

Robery Huisken

 

7

10s

Jay Steinebach

 

 

RockAuto.com Heat #3

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

41

Thomas Schinderle

 

2

2+

Brian Smith

Kistler Racing Products

3

9E

Tim Evilsizer

Racing Optics

4

21T

Troy Chehowski

 

5

91L

Mike Burkin

 

6

47

Robert Bulloch

 

7

6

Tyler Bearden

 

Feature

 

#

Driver

Awards

Contingencies

1

22M

Dan McCarron

2

Rod End Supply

2

0

Steve Irwin

8

Rod End Supply

3

16

Ryan Ruhl

3

Rod End Supply

4

41

Thomas Schinderle

6

Schoenfeld Headers

5

2+

Brian Smith

7

ATL Racing Fuel Cells

6

17X

Dain Naida

13

 

7

77

Andrew Scheid

1

Allstar Performance

8

49T

Gregg Dalman

4

 

9

20A

Andy Chehowski

11

King Racing Products

10

9E

Tim Evilsizer

5

 

11

21T

Troy Chehowski

12

Keizer Aluminum Wheels

12

10s

Jay Steinebach

20

 

13

46

Robery Huisken

17

 

14

8

Justin Ward

9

 

15

91L

Mike Burkin

15

 

16

89

Chris Pobanz

19

 

17

3A

Mike Astrauskas

14

 

18

18

Robert Bulloch

18

 

19

58

Tony Bures

16

 

20

6

Tyler Bearden

21

 

21

10J

Chris Jones

10

 

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger – Jay Steinebach (+8)
BR Motorsports Contingency (feature top 10 draw) – Andy Chehowski
DMI (Diversified Machine) Contingency (feature 12-16 draw) – Robert Huisken
Perfit Corporation Lucky Dog – Dan McCarron

For more information about Engine Pro go to www.enginepro.com.  For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com.  The full 2017 Sprints on Dirt schedule, rules, current news, and other information are available at www.sprintsondirt.com.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2017 by many important sponsor partners including: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor), ARP (Title Sponsor), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire), MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor), Driven Racing Oil (Battlegrounds Bash Sponsor), King Engine Bearings (King of Michigan Sponsor), Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor), The Perfit Corporation (Lucky Dog Sponsor), KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor), XYZ Machining (Season Sportsman & Crew Chief Sponsor).  In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, BR Motorsports, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kistler Racing Products, Maxim Racing, Motor City Racing Promotions, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Walker Performance Filtration.

 

 

Double-X Speedway California, MO

Curtain Falls on 2017 Racing Season at Double X Speedway

--For the second year in a row Double-X Speedway has had to go into “overtime” to complete the racing season at the California, MO dirt oval. Rain last weekend forced the postponement of the season finale until Sunday August 13. With a good field of stock cars on hand along with winged sprints and 600cc winged micro sprints, fans were treated to one more week of “Sunday Night Thunder” for 2017. Capping off the evening’s festivities was the presentation of the trophies and awards recognizing the drivers for their success and dedication to the track for the 2017 season. Fifteen Street Stocks signed in for the evenings competition and two heat races were slated to set the line up for the feature event. Heat race one saw Brandon Hays and Marshall Berry leading the field to the green flag. Hays led lap one before Marshall Berry made a pass on the low side for the lead. On lap five Joe Miller took the lead from Berry passing on the low side in turn two and would lead the remainder to pickup the win. Brandon Hays was second, James Keeran third, Dale Berry fourth and John Clancy completed the top five. The second heat race was led to the start by Evan Hays and Mark Davis. Davis would take the lead on lap one and not look back as Hays and Derek Henson would battle for the number two spot. Davis claimed the win with Hays in second, Henson third, Zach Smith fourth and Brandon Dunham completing the top five. Joe Miller and Mark Davis would bring the field to the green flag in the feature event. All fifteen cars made the call for the fifteen lap main event. Mark Davis took the early lead with Joe Miller and the rest of the field giving chase. Davis would maintain the lead through some caution flags for debris on the track, meanwhile, Evan Hays would race his way past Joe Miller for the second position. A lap ten red flag for a multi car incident in turn four would slow the pace and bunch the field behind the leader. On the restart Davis continued his leading ways of the eight cars remaining after the incident. A lap 13 caution for debris set up a green, white, checker dash to the finish. After Evan Hays retired to the pit area with mechanical issues, Davis led Joe Miller and Dale Berry on the restart. Davis car was not turning through turns one and two as it had on previous laps allowing Miller to pull alongside on the final lap down the back straightaway. Coming out of turn four where Davis changed his racing line to a higher groove, Miller pulled alongside coming out of turn four as the leaders banged doors on the front straight and Miller was able to eke out the victory by half a car length. Davis finished second, Dale Berry came home third, Derek Henson was a solid fourth and Marshall Berry completed the top five. In the Hobby Stock division, eleven cars checked in to compete for the winner’s spoils. Heat race had polesitter Nathan Tully taking the early lead before point leader Chuck Coffey would take the point on lap three and maintain the advantage until the checkered flag waved. Nathan Tully was second, Alvin Cooney third, Jeremiah Wallingford fourth and Isaiah Penton completed the top five. Heat race number two saw Mike Schrader take the lead out of turn two with Cole Canada giving chase and that is the way they would finish. Drew Tully was third in the running order, Aaron Brookshier and Chris Brockert completed the field. Feature event time would see Chuck Coffey and Mike Schrader on the front row. Schrader would take the lead at the green flag with Coffey and Cole Canada giving chase. A lap 10 caution saw the leaders impact the wall at the head of the back straightaway letting third place Cole Canada inherit the point. On the restart Canada continued his smooth laps to take the victory. Aaron Brookshier was second, Drew Tully third, Chris Broackert fourth and Alvin Cooney completed the top five. Eleven 600cc Winged Micro Sprints were on hand with the tightest point battle in any division to be decided. Jack Wagner held a 12 point margin over hard charging Nick Rasa. Two heat races were also on tap in this division. Heat race number one victory was claimed by Philip Dietz over Angelo Karoussis, Miles Paulus, Samuel Wagner, Lucas Boland and Travis Arnold. Nick Rasa took the checkers in heat race number 2 over Brian Wood, Jack Wagner, Rudy Reyes and Marty Ballenger. Phillip Dietz moved out to the early lead from his pole starting position with Nick Rasa and Miles Paulus giving chase to the leader. Opening up a seven car length advantage by lap five Dietz was turning some smooth laps with more racing going on back in the field. By lap ten Angelo Karoussis had moved into third. Rasa began closing the gap as the leader encountered lapped traffic but was not able to overtake Dietz. Rasa would take second, Angelo Karoussis was third, Miles Paulus fourth and Jack Wagner fifth. Even with only seven cars and drivers checked in for Winged Sprint Car competition the parity in the field made for some great racing on the track. Young Bailey Elliott drove the wheels off of his car in leading the event. The race was interrupted by a red flag for the 49B sprinter of Ben Brown took a tumble off of turns three and four. Ben was out of the car and okay after a rough weekend of racing. When the green flag returned with three laps remaining in the heat, Elliott was still at the point and he would claim the victory over Ayrton Gennetten, Corey Nelson, Lanny Carpenter, Tyler Blank, Kevin Ulmer and Ben Brown. Ulmer would tumble off of turn four coming to the checkered flag. The feature would see all but Kevin Ulmer able to make the call. Bailey Elliott and Ayrton Gennetten would start on the front row. After the first starting attempt was called back, Gennetten would take the lead with Elliott in second and Corey Nelson running third. By lap five the fleet Gennetten had opend up a straightaway lead on the field and would increase it each lap running hard against the cushion. A lap twelve caution for Tyler Blank slipping off of turn 2 bunched the field but no one was a match for Ayrton Gennetten, again opening a comfortable lead only to see it negated by a lap 15 caution for the stalled car of Bailey Elliott. With the field on his rear bumper Gennetten once again worked the cushion to his advantage as he led the remainder of the distance picking up his second feature event win at Double X in 2017. Coming across second was Corey Nelson, Tyler Blank finished third and Lanny Carpenter completed the top four. The owners and staff of Double-X Speedway thank each and every one of the drivers, fans, sponsors and crews for their support of the racing and hope to see you and more back in 2018 for Sunday Night Thunder. Double-X Speedway Results California, MO August 13, 2017

Street Stocks— Feature Event- 1. 25-Joe Miller, Centertown; 2. 56-Mark Davis, Grove Spring; 3. 05-Dale Berry, Tuscumbia; 4. 27D-Derek Henson, Russellville; 5. 4-Marshall Berry, Tuscumbia; 6. 4U-Brandon Hays, California; 7. 52J-James Keeran, California; 8. 54-Evan Hays, California; 9. 44-Brandon Dunham, California; 10. 8-John Clancy, California; 11. 12Z-Zach Smith, Centertown; 12. 77-Danny McKenzie, Warrensburg; 13. 77F-Denny Fitzpatrick, Warrensburg; 14. 72N-Nathan Hersey, Fulton; 15. 18T-Rob White, Lebanon

Heat #1- 1. Miller; 2. B. Hays; 3. Keeran; 4. D.Berry; 5. Clancy;6. M. Berry; 7. White; 8. Hersey Heat #2- 1. Davis; 2. E.Hays; 3. Henson; 4. Smith; 5. Dunham; 6. Fitzpatrick; 7. McKenzie Hobby Stocks- Feature Event- 1. 1-Cole Canada, Fulton; 2. 7X-Aaron Brookshier, Warsaw; 3. 33-Drew Tully. Carrollton; 4. 82-Chris Brockert, Versailles; 5. 69C-Alvin Cooney, Mexico; 6. X-Mike Schrader, Sedalia; 7. 33X-Heather Barnett, Mexico; 8. 8-Isaiah Penton, Huntsville; 9. 171-Chuck Coffey, Sedalia; 10. 21-Nathan Tully, Carrollton; 11. 84-Jeremiah Wallingford, Prairie Home Heat #1-1. Coffey; 2. N. Tully; 3. Cooney; 4. Wallingford; 5. Penton; 6. Barnett Heat #2- 1. Schrader; 2. Canada; 3. D. Tully; 4. Brookshier; 5. Brockert

600cc Winged Micro Sprints- Feature Event- 1. 14-Philip Dietz, Lake Ozark; 2. 26B-Nick Rasa, Sedalia; 3. 98-Angelo Karoussis, Wyhalla, Australia; 4. 98P-Miles Paulus, Marshall; 5. 73J-Jack Wagner, Lone Jack; 6. 73S-Samuel Wagner, Lone Jack; 7. 92-Brian Wood, California; 8. 81T-Rudy Reyes, Marshall; 9. 75-Travis Arnold, Pilot Grove; 10. 22L-Marty Ballenger, Malta Bend; 11. 15-Lucas Boland, Columbia Heat #1- 1. Dietz; 2. Karoussis; 3. Paulus; 4. S. Wagner; 5. Boland; 6. Arnold Heat #2-1. Rasa; 2. Wood; 3. J. Wagner; 4. Reyes; 5. Ballenger

Winged Sprint Cars- Feature Event- 1. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills; 2. 34-Corey Nelson, Eugene; 3. 75-Tyler Blank, California; 4. 24-Lanny Carpenter, Clarksburg; 5.99-Bailey Elliott, California; 6. 49B-Ben Brown, Marshall; 7. 20K-Kevin Ulmer, Sedalia Heat Race- 1. Elliott; 3. Gennetten; 3Nelson; 4. Carpenter; 5. Blank, 6. Ulmer; 7. Brown

 

 

Virginia Sprint Series Race #18 Saturday August 19th 2017

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series Natural Bridge Speedway

Scott Lutz Visits the Bridge

The Natural Bridge has been a popular destination for tourists but for racers and fans the track up the street is where to be and Scott Lutz is the newest winner to visit the Bridge. Heat wins on the warm summer evening were won by Tom Humphries and Mike Leraas. Charlie Ware and Anthony Linkenhoker paced the field to green with Linkenhoker out first. Leraas was right on Linkenhoker from the start with Tom Humphries not far behind. Humphries ended his night early by sliding off turn three and damaging his car. Linkenhokers motor was not on song and Leraas was strong at the same time and on the green Leraas worked on Linkenhoker to get by and take the lead. Brian Lawson and Scott Lutz now were working to get to the top also and chase down Leraas. Leraas still lead with Lawson now all over him lap after lap. With the laps winding down Lawson went outside to go for the lead and they raced that way for two laps. The race for the lead ended when lapping a car three wide wouldn’t fit in turn three with Lawson sliding over the hill bring out a yellow and Lawson to the rear. Leraas still lead but Lutz was strong on the bottom and got under Leraas with two to go and held off Leraas for the win. At the line it was Scott Lutz, Mike Leraas, Tony Harris, Anthony Linkenhoker, Bill Rice, Jeff Taylor, Jerald Harris, Daren Bolac, Brian Lawson, Chris Ware, Charlie Ware, Neil Sandridge and Ton Humphries. The VSS takes off for the IMCA RaceSaver Nationals in Eagle Nebraska at Eagle Raceway starting on August 31st running through September 3rd. Thank you for your support Jim Haines Virginia Sprint Series IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series

 

Thomas Dominates Orange County Fair Speedway and Scores His First Career Patriot Sprint Tour/URC Win

(Middletown, NY) Teenager Jordan Thomas took complete advantage of starting on the pole and led all 25 laps scoring his first ever A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour A-Main over Curt Michael and Justin Whittall at the Orange County Fair Speedway this past Saturday night.

After three consecutive cautions, all occurring on the first lap, the field finally fired with Thomas pulling away early from the rest of the field. Thomas had a very stout field behind him including Curt Michael, Robbie Stillwaggon, Jared Zimbardi, and Steve Collins.

Current URC point leader, Curt Michael began to move forward and was up to second by lap nine getting by Scott Flammer and Bill Unglert. The top three in points in Jared Zimbardi, Steve Collins, and Kyle Drum were all battling for position just inside the top ten but on lap 13, Zimbardi, who was running seventh at the time pulled into the pits after a mechanical failure in his rear end.

Tires as always played a huge factor at 5/8th mile at Orange County and on lap 21, Thomas would almost lose control of the car entering turn one grazing the backstretch wall which allowed Michael to cut the lead in half. It would still give Thomas a mere four second advantage. In the final laps, 16-year-old driver Justin Whittall would battle for the final podium spot with Scott Flammer and would get by him on lap 23.

Thomas would score his first tour victory over Curt Michael, Justin Whittall, Scott Flammer, and Bill Unglert completing the top five. Heat wins went to Troy Betts, Justin Whittall, and Curt Michael. Joe Kata would win the Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing 11th Place Bonus, Mark Sasso would take the Prestige Pool & Spa Final Finisher award and Billy VanInwegen would take home the Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the Night’ award.

Due to it being a challenge event with the United Racing Club, American Tour points were only awarded to 2017 PST Members. Thomas would receive first place points second place points were awarded to Robbie Stillwaggon who finished 6th, followed by Kyle Drum (7), Billy VanInwegen (9), Steve Collins (10), Scott Goodrich (14), Josh Azzi (17), Jared Zimbardi (18), and Derek Jonathan (21).

A majority of the Patriot Sprint Tour teams traveled a very long way to partake in the racing action including Josh Azzi who finished 17th. Derek Jonathan traveled all the way across New York state and had a strong showing in his qualifying race before suffering a terminal mechanical failure.

The point battle between Zimbardi and Collins continues this Friday night, August 25, at the Ransomville Speedway. The last time the Patriots were there back in June, Collins picked up the win back in June where Jared Zimbardi finished third.

The following night is a make-up event at the Mercer Raceway Park which is a Bonnell’s Collision Center Western Weekend event paying $4,000 to win, and $325 to qualify!

The next PST/URC Challenge event is on Friday, September 1 at the historic Williams Grove Speedway. It will be a kick off to a three race labor day event when the series also visits Selinsgrove Speedway on September 2, and Path Valley Speedway on September 3rd.

Fans are always encouraged to visit www.patriotsprinttour.com along with liking Patriot Sprint Tour on facebook, as well as following @PatriotSprints on Twitter and Instagram.

The Patriot Sprint Tour recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2017 season: A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Prestige Pool & Spa, Einstein Construction Group, Bonnell’s Auto Group, Evingham Site Excavation, Fine Touch Collision, Mike Emhof Motorsports Inc., Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment, Patriot Tank Lines, Danny Willmes Enterprises, Casey’s Truck Salvage, Just Signs & Designs, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Sunoco Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing, ASI Racewear, Curtis Berleue Photography.

Patriot Sprint Tour/ United Racing Club Quick Results

Orange County Fair Speedway

A Main: 1) 79-JORDAN THOMAS (1) 2) 5G-Curt Michael, 3) 67W-Justin Whittall 4) 1F- Scott Flammer 5) 33b- Bill Unglert 6) 89-Robbie Stillwaggon 7) 47- Kyle Drum 8) 22-Troy Betts 9) 56-Billy VanInwegen 10) 67-Steve Collins 11) 10-Joe Kata 12) 08-Jason Clauss 13) 71-Chris Allen Jr 14) 30- Scott Goodrich 15) 1Q-Thomas Radivoy 16) 706- Mark Sasso 17) Josh Azzi 18) 35-Jared Zimbardi 19) 4- Jimmy Stitzel 20) 56C-Chris Coyle 21) 81-Derek Jonathan (DNS)

Heat 1: 22-Troy Betts 2) 89- Robbie Stillwaggon 3) 1- Scott Flammer 4) 17- Josh Azzi 5) 4-Jimmy Stitzel 6) 706- Mark Sasso 7) 81- Derek Jonathan

Heat 2: 1) 67w-Justin Whittall 2) 79- Jordan Thomas 3) 47- Kyle Drum 4) 08- Jason Clauss 5) 35- Jared Zimbardi 6) 30- Scott Goodrich 7) 1Q-Thomas Radivoy

Heat 3: 1) 5G- Curt Michael 2) 56- Chris Coyle 3) 33b- Bill Unglert 4) 10-Joe Kata 5) 67-Steve Collins 6) 56- Billy VanInwegen 7) 71-Chris Allen

Patriot Sprint Tour American Series Championship: 1) 35- Jared Zimbardi (1892) 2) 67-Steve Collins (1866) 3) 47-Kyle Drum (1814) 4) 79-Jordan Thomas (1671) 5) 81-Derek Jonathan (1536) 6) 17z-Josh Azzi (1519) 7) 98-Joe Trenca (1235) 8) 48jr- Darryl Ruggles (1227) 9) 54j-David Just (1102) 10) X-Dan Bennett (1096) 11) 2-Steven Hutchinson Jr (905) 12) 89-Robbie Stillwaggon (782)

 

 

Justyn Cox shoots the gap to win a thrilling Mark Forni Classic finish at Placerville Speedway on Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – August 19, 2017…Late-race excitement has been the name of the game this season at Placerville Speedway and that was certainly the case during Saturday’s Mark Forni Classic, where Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox got by Steven Tiner and Justin Sanders with just two-laps left to bag the $5,000 top prize.

Entertaining racing was seen in all divisions on Saturday with point leaders Matt Michelli claiming the Ltd. Late Model feature and Jason Palmer picking off the Pure Stock A-main. Danny Wagner held off the late challenges of Ben Wiesz to grab the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association feature. A total of 86 race cars packed the pit area for the 12th annual event paying honor to the late Mark Forni.

The 25-lap Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Car main event started out with Watsonville’s Justin Sanders jumping into the lead, while Sean Becker climbed to second on lap two. Kingsburg’s Cory Eliason was making his first weekly start of the season and showed his muscle on a lap 10 restart, getting around Becker to grab the runner up position. His strong run then came to an end however, after banging the cushion and tipping over on lap 14.

At that point Hanford’s DJ Netto had charged from 14th to sixth and on the restart continued to move forward like a house of fire. Netto was giving the Tri-C Machine a hard run and quickly sliced his way into third. Soon after though a right rear stop broke and forced him to hang on for the remainder. With the laps winding down and traffic approaching point leader Steven Tiner started to close in on Sanders for the lead and hounded the rear bumper of the 17 machine.

One final caution came out on lap 22 and set up the restart that ultimately decided the race. Sanders got the jump on Tiner, but as they battled for the lead with two laps remaining both washed up to the high-side between turns one and two, which gave Justyn Cox the opportunity to make a wild move, slicing past to scoop up the top-spot. Sanders tried his best to get back by, but Cox took the checkered flag for his first Mark Forni Classic victory. Sanders, Tiner, Becker and Netto rounded out the top-five.

A strong field of 42 Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars were on hand Saturday. Heat races were picked off by Justyn Cox, Shawn Conde, Colby Copeland and Steven Tiner. The C-main was captured by Kirt Organ, while the B-main went to Buddy Kofoid. The ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust Fast Time Award went to Justin Sanders with a lap of 10.785 around the quarter-mile.

Ltd. Late Model point leader Matt Michelli continued his dominance of the division, although this time around had to work hard for it with heavy pressure from Matt Davis over the closing laps. Michelli started from the pole and quickly scooted into the lead at the waving of Ron Stall’s green flag. A yellow on lap eight for Ray Trimble set up a restart where Mike Lightfoot challenged for the lead. Michelli was able to hang on, while Matt Davis then began to make it a race for second.

Davis charged past Lightfoot on lap 14 and quickly closed in on the leader. Davis was driving the wheels off his car in a bid to get around Michelli, as the pair put on a great show late in the race. Michelli did a solid job to fend off the challenges and take his ninth victory of the 2017 Placerville Speedway season. Davis crossed the stripe in second to cap off an impressive run in the feature. Tom Tilford, Eddie Gardner and Mike Lightfoot completed the top-five in the feature.

A total of 12 Ltd. Late Models were in action with heat races going to Ray Trimble and Tyler Lightfoot.

The Pure Stock A-main also provided some trilling action for the packed house on hand. Lonnie Leonard got the initial jump on the field, before a lap one yellow for Nick Baldwin. On the restart Scott Grunert fought his way to the outside and scooped up the lead. Matt Tilford also charged to second on lap four, prior to a caution on lap seven.

During the restart Tilford got alongside Grunert to make it a battle for the lead and on lap eight Jason Palmer then joined the mix, making it three-wide for the top-spot down the backstretch. Palmer would take over second on lap 10 and move to the lead the following lap, only to have a caution wave and negate the pass. On the restart however, Palmer got under Tilford to take over the point. At this point Baldwin had rebounded from the early yellow and rocketed back through the field, getting up to fourth by lap 12.

Baldwin continued his exhilarating charge forward and made an outstanding move off turn four on lap 15 to get under Palmer for the lead. The race for the top-spot wasn’t over though, as Palmer battled his way back by with just two-laps left and went on to take the checkered flag for his fourth win of the 2017 campaign. Baldwin’s exciting run ended in the runner up position, with Tilford, Grunert and Leonard rounding out the top-five.

Fifteen Pure Stocks signed into the pit area. Heat race wins went to Sam Bernstein and Nick Baldwin.

The traveling Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association put on a great main event Saturday. Mike Grunert claimed the original lead, with Danny Wagner climbing into second on lap two. After applying heavy pressure for numerous laps Wagner then charged to the lead with 13-circuits complete. Ben Wiesz was also having a very impressive run and battled Grunert for second, before taking over the spot on lap 18.

A green-white-checkered restart was then seen and during it Wiesz made a bid for the lead while charging around the high-side of the quarter-mile bullring. Rounding the final set of corners Wiesz looked high, but Wagner was able to beat him by just inches at the line in what was a thrilling finish. Mike Grunert, Kevin Bender and Scott Dahlgren rounded out the top-five. A total of 18 Dwarf Cars were in competition on Saturday. Heat race wins were claimed by Ben Wiesz and Scott Dahlgren.

The Placerville Speedway returns to action next Friday August 25 with the final appearance this season by the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards. Also in action will be the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour.

Join over 9400 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2017 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

The Placerville Speedway is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for 2017 sponsorship opportunities at the office. Results can be found at our website http://www.placervillespeedway.com/

 

 

Scelzi Sweeps Sprint Invaders Action at 34 Raceway

by Brian Neal West Burlington, IA (Saturday, August 19, 2017) - Great weather not only greeted the fans, but also the drivers on Saturday, August 26th at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. As the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders returned to the track for their third stop of the 2017 season. At the end of the nights action one driver swept the action for his first win of the season, while four others earned multiple wins on the season.

The first feature to take to the track was the 20 lap Victory Lane Suspensions IMCA Modifieds, with Johnathan Huston and Mitch Boles on the front row. Just as the green flag was waved the caution light would come on, as Dustin Smith slowed to a stop in turn 3 to bring out the yellow. On the original restart Huston jumped out front to lead lap 1 over Boles and Creston Williams. While Huston paced the field out front, Brandon Rothzen, who started 10th, was working his way towards the front. On lap 3 Rothzen took over second and then went to work on Huston for the top spot. The action up front was slowed for the first time on lap 5 when Todd Malmstrom spun in turn 2 from contact from Rich Smith to bring out the yellow. On the restart Darrow Lillie spun off the track in turn 2 to bring the yellow light back on. The next restart saw James Raleigh and Lillie get together in turn 2 to bring the yellow out. Another restart produced another caution, as Williams, Dugan Thye, Bill Roberts Jr., and Brock Bauman got crossed up in turn 4 to bring out the yellow. Huston moved back out front on the next restart, with Rothzen and Dean McGee close behind. Two more laps complete and another caution came on, as Raleigh spun in turn 4 to bring out the yellow.

On the restart Huston jumped back out front, with Rothzen and McGee still following. Rothzen tried to work under Huston over the next 5 laps, but Huston was able to hold him off. That was until coming out of turn 2 to complete lap 14, as Huston got high and allowed Rothzen to slip under him for the lead. Then just after the lap was scored complete Boles would spin in turn 2 to bring out the final caution of the race. Rothzen grabbed the lead on the restart, with Huston close behind and Cody Bauman, who started 8th, over taking McGee for third. Huston would follow in Rothzen's tire tracks over the final laps, but wasn't able to over take him for the lead. As Rothzen held on to pick up his third win of the season at the track. Huston was 2nd, Cody Bauman was 3rd, McGee was 4th, with Rich Smith recovering from his involvement in the lap 5 caution to come back up to finish in 5th.

Up next was the 15 lap Casebine Credit Union IMCA SportMod feature, with Ryan Miller and Randy LaMar leading the field to green. But it was third place starter Tom Lathrop who grabbed the lead on lap 1 over Ron Kibbe, who started 5th, and LaMar. Lathrop then held the top spot until lap 3, when Kibbe went by to take over the top spot. Kibbe then started to pull away from the field, as Kyle Hill, who started 7th, and Austen Becerra, who started 9th, were trying to work their way towards the front. Just as it looked like Kibbe was heading for his first career SportMod win, the first and only caution of the race slowed the action on lap 8. Lathrop would spin in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Kibbe jumped back out front, but now had Becerra and Hill glued to his back bumper. The lead for Kibbe went away on lap 11, as he drifted high of the track in turn 2 which allowed Becerra to slip under him for the lead. Becerra then held off Hill over the final laps to claim his sixth win of the season at 34 Raceway. Hill was 2nd, Dan Keltner started 6th and finished 3rd, Vance Wilson came from 10th to finish in 4th, with LaMar holding on for 5th.

John Helenthal and Drake Fenton drew the front row for the 12 lap Crazy Coyote Mini Hauler Trucks, with Fenton jumping out front to lead lap 1 over Helenthal and Ted Carlson. Just as Fenton started to pull away from the battle for second behind him, the first and only caution of the race appeared on lap 3. Carlson would spin in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Fenton moved back out front, with Helenthal working to hold off Billy Stanford for second. Stanford was able to get the runner up spot from Helenthal on lap 9, but would run out of laps to challenge Fenton for the win. As Fenton went on to score his third win of the season at the track. Stanford settled for 2nd, Helenthal was 3rd, Dylan Reverend was 4th after starting in 7th, with Lance Applegarth finishing 5th after starting in 8th.

Up next was the 20 lap Pepsi IMCA Stock Car feature, with Ethan Allen and Mark Bowman making up the front row. Allen would take advantage of his starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Jake Wenig, who started 7th, and Bowman. The lead for Allen only last 1 lap as Wenig slip by for the top spot, with John Oliver Jr., who started 9th, and Tom Bowling Jr., who started 8th, following him into second and third. Wenig, who was working the top of the track, Oliver Jr., the middle, and Bowling Jr., the bottom, raced three wide for the top spot on laps 5, 6 and 7, with Wenig holding them off each time by the finish line to keep the lead. The three car battle up front was slowed for the first time on lap 7, when Chad Krogmeier spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Wenig moved back out front, with Oliver Jr. and Bolwing Jr. close behind. But another lapped scored complete produced another caution, as Derek Schwandt spun in turn 4 from contact from Cody Washburne to bring out the yellow. Wenig once again grabbed the lead on the restart, with Bowling Jr. and Shane Watts, who started 10th, getting by Oliver Jr. A third caution slowed the action on lap 10, as Allen spun in turn 4 from contact from Oliver Jr. to bring out the yellow. On the restart disaster would strike three of the top four running cars, as a parts failure wouldn't allow Wenig to get up to speed coming off turn four. Ray Raker, who was running 3rd, and Watts, who was running 4th, got collected up with Wenig to bring the yellow light back on.

The following restart saw Brandon Rothzen, who started 13th, slid up in front of Bowling Jr. in turns 1 & 2 to take the lead. But Bowling Jr. would slip back under him coming off turn 4 to keep the lead. As Bowling Jr. and Rothzen battled for the top spot, Oliver Jr., who had to pit with a flat on the lap 10 caution, was working his way back towards the front. By lap 12 Oliver Jr. was back up to 3rd and then was able to get around Rothzen for 2nd on lap 17, when Rothzen got sideways in turn 3. Oliver Jr. then tried to chase down Bowling Jr. for the lead over the final 3 laps. But Bowling Jr. was able to hold him off coming off turn 4 on the final lap to pick up his fourth win of the season at 34 Raceway. Oliver Jr. was 2nd, Rothzen was 3rd, Krogmeier recovered from his spin on lap 7 to come back up to finish in 4th, with Raker recovering from the crash on lap 10 to come back up to finish in 5th.

The 25 lap Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders feature was the final race to take to the track, with Dustin Clark and Tanner Gebhardt making up the front row for the event. Gebhardt would take advantage of his starting spot to jump out into the lead on lap 1 over Clark and Giovanni Scelzi. Scelzi went to the top of the track and used the momentum off turn 4 to edge out Gebhardt at the line by inches to take over the top spot on lap 4. Then just as Scelzi started to pull away from the field and entering lapped traffic the red light would come on to halt the action on lap 8. Jon Agan, who was running 7th, took a hard roll in turn three to bring out the red. He would climb from his car okay. On the restart Scelzi moved back out front, with Josh Scneiderman, who started 6th, over taking Gebhardt for the runner up spot. Despite Scelzi entering lapped traffic on lap 17, and no caution to bunch the field back up, Scelzi would pull away to score his first Sprint Invaders win of the season. Scelzi also won his heat race and the shake-up dash to sweep the nights action. Schneiderman was 2nd, Paul Nienhiser passed 12 cars from his 15th place starting spot to finish in 3rd, Gebhardt was 4th, with Chris Martin came from 10th to finish in 5th.

Coming up next Saturday, August 26th at 34 Raceway will be the Prelude to Season Championship Night. In action on the night will be the WT Gabeline & Sons Trucking 305 Sprints, Victory Lane Suspensions IMCA Modifieds, Pepsi IMCA Stock Cars, Casebine Credit Union IMCA SportMods, Sunoco Fuels Mod Lites, Deery Brothers IMRA Midgets, and Sonny's Market 4-Cylinders. Additional money will be added to the purse thanks to Pitside Parts out of Donnellson, Iowa. There is NO registration required.

Pit gates will open at 4:30 PM, the grandstands at 5 PM, hot laps at 6:30 PM, and racing at 7 PM. Grandstand admission will be $10 for adults, seniors (60+) and students $8, with kids 10 & under FREE! Pit passes will be $25.

For more information about 34 Raceway you can visit the tracks website at www.34raceway.com, like them of Facebook, or download their new AP on your cell phone.

OFFICIAL RESULTS 34 Raceway, West Burlington, Iowa Saturday, August 19, 2017 - Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders Night

Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders

A-Feature: 1. Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, CA; 2. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA; 3. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL; 4. Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA; 5. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA; 6. Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA; 7. Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL; 8. John Schulz, West Burlington, IA; 9. Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA; 10. Dustin Clark, Agency, IA; 11. Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA; 12. Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA; 13. Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA; 14. Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA; 15. Justin Buchholz, Davenport, IA; 16. Andy Krieger, Burlington, IA; 17. Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA; 18. Bailey Goldesberry, Springfield, IL; 19. Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA; 20. Donnie Steward, West Burlington, IA

Heat 1: 1. Giovanni Scelzi; 2. Josh Schneiderman; 3. Ben Wagoner; 4. Chris Martin; 5. Donnie Steward; 6. Brayden Gaylord; 7. Cody Wehrle; 8. Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA; 9. John Greenwood, Woodward, IA

Heat 2: 1. Bailey Goldesberry; 2. Tanner Gebhardt; 3. Jon Agan; 4. Daniel Bergquist; 5. John Schulz; 6. Andy Krieger; 7. Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA; 8. Ryan Jamison

Heat 3: 1. Harold Pohren; 2. Dustin Clark; 3. Jamie Ball; 4. Jarrod Schneiderman; 5. Paul Nienhiser; 6. Justin Buchholz; 7. Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA; 8. Damion Getchell, Sperry, IA

B-Feature: 1. Cody Wehrle; 2. Andy Krieger; 3. Brayden Gaylord; 4. Justin Buchholz; 5. Ryan Jamison; 6. Nate Van Haaften; 7. Dave Getchell; 8. Damion Getchell; 9. Rob Weuve; 10. John Greenwood

Shake-up Dash: 1. Giovanni Scelzi; 2. Josh Schneiderman; 3. Dustin Clark; 4. Tanner Gebhardt; 5. Harold Pohren; 6. Bailey Goldesberry

 

 

Daniels Captures Sport Modified Mayhem Honors at DCRP with Cranston, Gemmill & Sellard in Victory Lane as Well

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (August 19, 2017) – After finishing just one position short last year, Colby, Kansas racer Dustin Daniels reached the top step of the podium in Saturday night’s 25-lap Fourth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem event that headlined Richmond Gear Night atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval.

While Daniels bested the IMCA Sport Modified ranks for a $1,000 payday, other Richmond Gear Night winners included Luke Cranston in Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, Brendon Gemmill in IMCA Modifieds and Reagan Sellard in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

In the Fourth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem event, Daniels turned the tables on Kaleb Roach after the latter beat him to the stripe in last year’s edition of Mayhem.

Roach had a front row starting position in his bid for a second consecutive event win, but Daniels denied him by rallying from eighth to take the victory. Roach settled for runner-up honors with Ronnie Hults racing from ninth to third. Current track points leader Jeff Kaup was fourth with Blaine Walt rallying from 18th to round out the top five.

The string of consecutive different winners in Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars was extended to eight as 2015 track champion Luke Cranston posted his first triumph of the year.

Cranston cashed in on a front row starting position to take the win ahead of Ray Seemann with defending track champ Taylor Velasquez, Tyler Knight and Kris Moore rounding out the top five.

The IMCA Modifieds featured an eighth different consecutive winner as well with Ponca City, OK, native Brendon Gemmill landing his first DCRP win of the season.

The past track champion rallied from eighth on the top side of the track to post his first DCRP win since July of 2016, taking the checkered flag ahead of current track points leader Clay Sellard with Kale Beavers, Kevin Gray and William Nusser in the top five.

Bucklin’s Reagan Sellard added his third IMCA Hobby Stock feature win of the year and second in a row by racing to the stripe ahead of Tyler Walker with Bryan Habiger, Matt O’Hair and Duane Wahrman next across the line.

Daniels and Sellard both pocketed an additional $200 certificate from Richmond Gear to go along with their winnings.

Regular season action at Dodge City Raceway Park wraps up on Saturday night, September 16, with the Fifth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event featuring Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Dodge City Raceway Park – Richmond Gear Night

August 19, 2017 - Results

Fourth Annual IMCA Sport Modified Mayhem:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 33x-Dustin Daniels, 2. 18-Kyle Wiens, 3. 5r-Kaleb Roach, 4. B55-Brian Davidson, 5. 3$-Adam Stenzel, 6. 21-Joey Maupin, 7. 30-Bobby Paige, 8. 7-Jarett Lunow, 9. 14w-Blaine Walt.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 92-Jeff Kaup, 2. 62h-Ronnie Hults, 3. 4d-Danny Councelman, 4. 29F-Jacob Fehler, 5. 18c-Ryan Moser, 6. 22r-Dan Rogers, 7. 65-Kohl Ricke, 8. 34n-Tom Nelson, Jr.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 8-Brian May, 2. 08-Dakota Sproul, 3. 51-Bill Smith, 4. 57-Tanner Brunson, 5. 37-Bart Baker, 6. 10-Alex Wiens, 7. 12h-Drew Hilt, 8. 33-Matthew Beasley.

“B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 3$-Adam Stenzel, 2. 21-Joey Maupin, 3. 18c-Ryan Moser, 4. 10-Alex Wiens, 5. 34n-Tom Nelson, Jr., 6. 14w-Blaine Walt, 7. 37-Bart Baker, 8. 22r-Dan Rogers, 9. 7-Jarett Lunow, 10. 65-Kohl Ricke, 11. 12h-Drew Hilt. DNS: 30-Bobby Paige, 33-Matthew Beasley.

“A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 33x-Dustin Daniels, 2. 5r-Kaleb Roach, 3. 62h-Ronnie Hults, 4. 92-Jeff Kaup, 5. 14w-Blaine Walt, 6. 8-Brian May, 7. 18-Kyle Wiens, 8. 37-Bart Baker, 9. 21-Joey Maupin, 10. 10-Alex Wiens, 11. 51-Bill Smith, 12. 57-Tanner Brunson, 13. 22r-Dan Rogers, 14. 3s-Adam Stenzel, 15. 08-Dakota Sproul, 16. 4d-Danny Councelman, 17. 29F-Jacob Fehler, 18. B55-Brian Davidson, 19. 18c-Ryan Moser, 20. 34n-Tom Nelson, Jr.

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 72-Ray Seemann, 2. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 3. 49x-Luke Cranston, 5. 8J-Brandy Jones, 6. 17x-Craig Jecha, 7. 51r-Ross Essenburg.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 11k-Tyler Knight, 2. 49-Kris Moore, 3. 97-Brian Herbert, 4. 13-Alexander Ort. DNS: 10-Jordan Knight.

“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 49x-Luke Cranston, 2. 72-Ray Seemann, 3. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 4. 11k-Tyler Knight, 5. 49-Kris Moore, 6. 97-Brian Herbert, 7. 8J-Brandy Jones, 8. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 9. 17x-Craig Jecha, 10. 10-Jordan Knight, 11. 13-Alexander Ort.

 

 

Seavey's Second Career Victory Comes at Macon Speedway

Macon, IL - Leading candidate for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Rookie of the Year and championship contender, Logan Seavey, captured his second career victory with the League in the Third Annual Rich Camfield Memorial at Macon Speedway. The Third Annual Rich Camfield Memorial honors the late Rich Camfield, a tremendous supporter of midget racing.

Suffering misfortune on lap one of the feature, Seavey stumbled in turns three and four, stalled and collected Daniel Robinson. Restarting at the tail of the field, Seavey had his work cut out for him, as a stout front row of Zach Daum and Tucker Klaasmeyer lead the field. With the early advantage, Klaasmeyer fended off Daum and a duo of Clauson-Marshall entries with Tyler Courtney and Justin Grant.

With eight laps out of 30 completed, the yellow flew for the tangled machines of Zane Hendricks and Austin O'Dell in turns one and two. Returning to racing, Klaasmeyer held off and battled the duo of Clauson-Marshall entries trying to stay out front. Two laps later the red would be displayed as Zeb Wise got upside down off turn two, collecting Jake Neuman.

Returning to racing, both Courtney and Grant were able to work past Klaasmeyer, with Courtney overtaking Grant for the top position. Up to this point, Seavey had worked his way back into the top ten. Battling his way back into the top three, when sliding Daum for the third position, wheels were banged, resulting in Daum taking a tumble in turn two. The red was displayed and Daum was done for the evening.

With 14 laps completed, a battle amongst the top three ensued with Seavey challenging Grant for second and then Courtney for the lead. Battling for position, Courtney and Seavey traded positions until Seavey secured the top spot off turn two. In the final half of the race, Seavey enduring two more cautions and a relentless-to-the-end Courtney. Seavey held the top spot by a fraction of a second over Courtney to earn his second-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory. Tyler Courtney took second with Clauson-Marshall teammate Justin Grant in third. Terry Babb finished fourth, while Andrew Felker rounded out the top five.

"I've just got to thank Flea and Corey for giving me an awesome car and my car owners Jeff Taylor and Rick Young," said Logan Seavey. "We had that spin early on and then came back through the field. We've been good every time we came here. We had engine problems the last time, but the guys had it on point tonight." "He ran a really good race," commented Tyler Courtney. "He found the top before everyone else, so congrats to him. Big thanks to Tim and Rizzy, they give us really good racecars night in and night out. It sucks to finish second, but really good racing here tonight."

"Tim gave me a great racecar there," stated Justin Grant. "This 39BC is always a rocket ship and if I can point it in the right direction, it's usually pretty good. Always fun running this car and coming to Macon and thanks to the fans for coming out." Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER, Heat 2: 37 - ANDREW FELKER, Heat 3: 39BC - JUSTIN GRANT

Toyota Semi Feature Winner: 29 - JOEY MOUGHAN

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 4A- LOGAN SEAVEY

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 4A- LOGAN SEAVEY 2. 7BC - TYLER COURTNEY 3. 39BC - JUSTIN GRANT 4. 37X - TERRY BABB 5. 37 - ANDREW FELKER 6. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 7. 37W - WESLEY SMITH 8. 6A - AIDAN ROOSEVANS 9. 57D - DANIEL ROBINSON 10. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 11. 91 - TYLER NELSON 12. 27Z - ZANE HENDRICKS 13. 3B - SHELBY BOSIE 14. 17C - DEVON CAMFIELD 15. 86C - DALTON CAMFIELD 16. 3 - AUSTIN BLAIR 17. 56V - MATT VEATCH 18. 29 - JOEY MOUGHAN 19. 5D - ZACH DAUM 20. 97 - AUSTIN O'DELL 21. 39 - ZEB WISE 22. 5C - COLTEN COTTLE 23. 95 - JIMMY MILLER

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Hirst Repeats at Tyler Wolf Memorial

Chico, CA (August 19, 2017) …. Paradise driver Kyle Hirst thrilled not only the fans but himself Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway. Hirst passed Sean Becker for win coming out of turn for on the final lap. Hirst could be heard screaming and yelling in excitement as he rolled around the track for the next two laps. Then, in typical Hirst fashion, he parked the Roth Motorsports #83 in turn four to salute the bleacher crowd. The amount of electricity throughout the grandstands was something to behold. “I never saw the white flag and then when I came around and passed Sean for the win I saw the checkered flag and couldn’t believe it,” said Hirst. “This win is something I won’t forget for a long time.” Hirst pocketed $3,000 for the win and an extra $500 because he was the hard charger. Hirst started ninth. Even in defeat Becker still took home $1500 for second and extra lap money accumulated by Elijah Jones put towards the top three during every lap of the main event. DJ Netto finished third, but, the youngster should be proud. He led a majority of the race and ultimately got beat by two of the best in the business. Netto also will receive extra lap money along with $1,000 third place money. Andy Forsberg ran up in the top three for most of the night. Forsberg drifted a bit back into the fourth-place finish. Yet, his night was still profitable as he won the $500 Kyle Larson Racing fast time award bonus. Bud Kaeding got rolling near the end of the race and finished with a top five. ART Ent. sponsored each heat race winner with an extra $100. Those winners included Mason Moore, Michael Kofoid and Mike Monahan. Eighteen drivers entered the 5th Annual Tyler Wolf Memorial. Orland’s Tony Richards picked up his third win of the year during the wingless sprint car point season but most importantly, he won the championship in doing so. Richards won his seventh career driving championship. “I have to thank my crew and family,” said Richards. “It’s been a fun year and it feels good to win the championship.” Terry Schank Jr. tried to catch Richards but was never able to get close enough. Jeremy Wilson finished in the third spot. Craig Swim finished fourth but secured the second place in the point standings. Casey McClain won the lone heat race. McClain led the early portion of the main event but had a mechanical issue that sent him to the pits. Cameron Haney earned his second main event win during the final winged economy sprint car point race of the season. In two starts, Haney has won both main events he entered. The real story is Mike Ficklin. The Paradise driver finished second in the race but captured the 2017 track championship. Ficklin picked up one win during his championship season. Mike Sayre finished third and should be commended for getting through a tough night. Earlier, Sayre participated in the memorial lap celebrating the life of his crew chief and best friend Paul Inman who was tragically killed in a car wreck near Oroville. Sayre finished third in tonight’s main event. Wyatt Brown won the eight-lap heat race. Phil Marino picked up his sixth win in nine starts during the Street Stock feature event. Marino holds a comfortable point lead going into next Friday nights finale. Marino held off Danny Dozier to get the win. Fritz Zanker rebounded for a solid third place finish. Gary Newman and Richard Workman rounded out the top five. Corey Hall won the eight-lap heat race. Hall suffered a mechanical failure and did not finish the main event. Nick Vidovich had been on fire of late. Vidovich won his third main event of the year. He has now won five of the past five feature events for the Hobby Stock division. It wasn’t an easy win as Kyle Allen pressured Vidovich for the final five laps. Allen finished second and will head into next Friday night as the championship favorite. Jeremy Langenderfer held the lead for most of the race. Yet, a flat tire slowed his pace. He should be given a ton a credit. Instead of causing a yellow, he muscled his way through the final laps and still finished third. Vidovich won the eight-lap heat race. All results can be found at www.silverdollarspeedway.com

 

 

Cliff Outruns Camden Proud to Win Race, Track Championship at Oswego

OSWEGO, NY (August 20, 2017) - You couldn't script an evening much better than the one Dave Cliff had this past Saturday night at Oswego Speedway, taking the win in the 30-lap Pathfinder Bank SBS season finale to officially clinch the 2017 Series Track Championship.

Cliff's championship season was the third of his career and the second in a row driving for Tim Barbeau in the C.P. Force LLC FFB Chassis No. 50 machine. Going winless all season, but collecting more top fives than any other driver to have a healthy lead in the standings all season long since way back on May 27, the many year veteran of the SBS division started fourth last night, passed outside polesitter Greg O'Connor and held off a very quick Camden Proud in second for his first win of the season, the fourteenth of his career.

"This is great to pick up the win and the championship on the same night," Cliff said in victory lane. "I have to thank Tim Barbeau for giving me an awesome car these past few seasons, it has been really good every week this year. I was getting a little nervous towards the end, I saw that Camden (Proud) was right there on the monitor and I'm not sure what would have happened if the race was a few laps longer. I've accomplished a lot of my goals in the SBS class, but I think the next thing on my list would be to win a Supermodified feature at Oswego. I hope that is an opportunity I have someday."

Proud put together a very strong season wheeling his family owned, Step One Creative No. 54 to his third second place finish of 2017. The Oswego Speedway public relations director challenged Cliff for the entire second half of the race, coming very close to his first ever victory at Oswego, notching his sixth top five finish of the season and his first ever top three finish in season points.

"We have had an awesome year," Proud said. "My Dad was kicking himself last week because he thought he missed the setup on the car, but he had this thing spot on for tonight. Dave (Cliff) has been so strong all year and we were very even, so that made it challenging to get by him, but second place to who I think is one of the best to ever wheel one of these is nothing to hang your head about. I have to thank my crew for putting so many hours into the car this season to put me in the position to have our best year yet. I'm very happy. Congrats to Barbeau Racing on the championship and hopefully we can carry our momentum into the Classic."

After leading the field to green alongside polesitter Barry Kingsley, O'Connor managed another trip to the podium in his Steve Flack owned No. 90. This was also Greg's sixth top five finish of the year, as the Oswego, NY pilot has had a breakout season which included his first career win back in July.

"It's been a great season and I'm happy to finish it off up front," O'Connor commented. "The car was a little bit too free tonight but we are happy to finish third. Congrats to Dave (Cliff) on the championship and I have to thank my crew, family, car owner Steve and sponsors The Sting, Munski Auto, Premiere Landscaping and everyone who supports us and helps with the car."

The 30-lap SBS season championship was lead to the green flag by Kingsley and O'Connor and the outside lane prevailed on the start with O'Connor jumping out in front as Dave Cliff quickly followed suit into second.

Meanwhile, third starting Proud dove to the inside of Kingsley on a quick move to the third spot over in turn three, beginning to give chase back to front runners O'Connor and Cliff.

Unfortunately, just as the battle started to heat up for the front three spots, the yellow flag was thrown for a major tangle over in turn four involving Tyler Shullick, Alex Hoag, Kreig Heroth, Dalton Doyle, Mike Bond, Andrew Schartner and more as the back end came around on Doyle's 01 with the rest of the field being collected.

With the exception of Shullick, everyone was able to continue on.

The lap 7 restart setup Cliff and Proud perfectly to get by O'Connor and the pair did so on the same circuit, with Cliff going to the lead and Proud to second on lap 9. This made for a 20-lap battle between two of the most successful drivers in the class all season, while fellow championship contenders Patrick, Schartner, Doyle, and Heroth were battling further back in the pack.

At the completion of lap 10, Cliff and Proud quickly showed they were going to be the two dominant cars all-race long as they began to pull away from the top ten of O'Connor, Pullen, Kingsley, Kerr, Patrick, Bearup, Bond and Rowe.

Kerr had been quick all night with his No. 8 machine, and on lap 16 he made his move to work to the top five, finding the inside of the No. 91 of Kingsley going into turn three. This opened up the door for Patrick, Bearup, Bond, and hard chargers Schartner and Doyle to slide under Kingsley as well, as the two drivers that were second and third in points prior to the start of the race had their work cut out for them at the halfway point.

With ten laps to go, Proud closed even more on Cliff, at one point looking to the inside of the No. 50 off of turn two, but Cliff's FFB proved just a little bit too strong and he was able to hold Proud off for the final ten circuits to get the win ahead of Pullen, Kerr, Patrick, Bond, Schartner, Bearup and Doyle in the top ten. Rowe, Kingsley, Heroth and James Babcock completed the on-track running order while Hoag, Shullick, Mark Castiglia, Cameron Black, Dennis Rupert, Addison Bowman and Steve Wood completed the field.

Cliff was the Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader Award recipient, Schartner was the D&S Landscaping Hard Charger for his drive from fourteenth to eighth, and Pullen was the White's Car Care '4th Place Finisher.'

In the championship standings, Cliff was declared the champ for the second consecutive season while Schartner, Proud, Doyle and Patrick completed the top five.

With the regular season in the books, Oswego Speedway returns to action with Bud Classic Week beginning Friday, September 1 with Pole Day time trials for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS presented by Central NY Chevy Dealers before the 61st running of the Budweiser International Classic 200 takes place on Sunday, September 3.

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Oswego Speedway

Oswego, NY

August 19, 2017

Pathfinder Bank SBS

BOX SCORE

Feature (30-laps): 1. 50 Dave Cliff, 2. 54 Camden Proud, 3. 90 Greg O'Connor, 4. 2 Rob Pullen, 5. 8 Josh Kerr, 6. 9 Jack Patrick, 7. 74 Mike Bond, 8. 18 Andrew Schartner, 9. 37 Jesse Bearup, 10. 01 Dalton Doyle, 11. 77 Cameron Rowe, 12. 91 Barry Kingsley, 13. 04 Kreig Heroth, 14. 15 James Babcock, 15. 7 Alex Hoag, 16. 67 Tyler Shullick, 17. 69 Mark Castiglia, 18. 23 Cameron Black, 19. 99 Dennis Rupert, 20. 12 Addison Bowman, 21. 93 Steve Wood, 22. 98 Tony Pisa

Heat 1 (10-laps): 1. 67 Tyler Shullick, 2. 50 Dave Cliff, 3. 90 Greg O'Connor, 4. 2 Rob Pullen, 5. 15 James Babcock, 6. 12 Addison Bowman, 7. 89 Tony Pisa, 8. 99 Dennis Rupert

Heat 2 (10-laps): 1. 74 Mike Bond, 2. 01 Dalton Doyle, 3. 37 Jesse Bearup, 4. 54 Camden Proud, 5. 77 Cameron Rowe, 6. 04 Kreig Heroth

Heat 3 (10-laps): 1. 91 Barry Kingsley, 2. 8 Josh Kerr, 3. 7 Alex Hoag, 4. 9 Jack Patrick, 5. 18 Andrew Schartner, 6. 23 Cameron Black, 7. 93 Steve Wood, 8. 69 Mark Castiglia

Group Time Trials: 1. 9 Jack Patrick - 18.868, 2. 77 Cameron Rowe - 18.904, 3. 50 Dave Cliff - 18.910, 4. 18 Andrew Schartner - 18.914, 5. 54 Camden Proud - 18.957, 6. 67 Tyler Shullick - 19.018, 7. 8 Josh Kerr - 19.043, 8. 37 Jesse Bearup - 19.094, 9. 2 Rob Pullen - 19.103, 10. 7 Alex Hoag - 19.130, 11. 01 Dalton Doyle - 19.137, 12. 90 Greg O'Connor - 19.146, 13. 91 Barry Kingsley - 19.158, 14. 74 Mike Bond - 19.228, 15. 89 Tony Pisa - 19.280, 16. 69 Mark Castiglia - 19.325, 17. 04 Kreig Heroth - 19.338, 18. 15 James Babcock - 19.901, 19. 99 Dennis Rupert - 20.026, 20. 23 Cameron Black - 20.759

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: 18 - Andrew Schartner

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader Award: 50 - Dave Cliff

White's Car Care 4th Place Award: 2 - Rob Pullen

 

 

Brady Short claims sprint car feature at Lincoln Park Speedway
- Derek Groomer, Steve Peeden and Josh Litton earn victories

By CAREY FOX
Times Sports Editor
PUTNAMVILLE – A brief rain shower in the middle of Saturday evening’s regular card of racing at Lincoln Park Speedway was not enough to dampen the pursuit of victory for competitors.
The four winners that made their way to victory lane were no strangers to taking the checkered flag as the group have a combined 21 feature wins in 2017.
Steve Peeden picked up his eighth win in the UMP Super Stock division with Bedford’s Brady Short winning his sixth sprint car A-main of the year. Bloomington’s Derek Groomer won his fourth UMP Modified feature and Paragon’s Josh Litton won his third bomber feature.
Peeden has designs on a national championship in the United Midwest Promoters (UMP) Sportsman class. He took another step in that direction this weekend with another feature win at LPS after coming in to the weekend with a 24-point lead over Jamey Wilson (1,333 to 1,309). In fact, four of the top-12 in national points were on hand at the Putnamville oval in an attempt to climb the points mountain.
One of those drivers, Greencastle’s Jonny Newgent, has been making strides with a win and a string of runner-up finishes. Alas, most of those second-place finishes have come with Peeden on top of the podium.
Saturday was another example as Newgent was the man to beat through 19 of the 20 scheduled laps in the feature. However, Peeden found just the opening that he needed as a lapped car broke Newgent’s momentum coming out of turn four with one lap to go. Peeden got a strong run into turn one and slipped underneath of Newgent and ran down his eighth win of the season. Newgent had to settle for another second-place finish after coming into the weekend eighth in national points. Wes McClara placed third ahead of Bryce Shidler and Paul Wright.
The sprint car feature wound down to a wild 10-lap segment to finish out the race that found Short edging out Jeff Bland Jr. and Jon Stanbrough.
However, the race was far from academic as Bland lead for much of the first 12 laps before finding lapped traffic on lap 13. His sizable lead began to shrink quickly as Kyle Cummins reeled him in with Stanbrough in tow. A car length back was A.J. Hopkins making his charge, but Short was closing quickly.
Lapped traffic made choosing the correct line an important one and Cummins did just that as he ripped into the lead for a lap before Bland snagged the top spot back in heavy traffic. Hopkins jumped into the fray with Cummins for the second spot and the two made contact coming out of turn four. Hopkins spun backwards and Terre Haute’s Shelby VanGilder had nowhere to go as both cars ended up upside down on the front stretch. The contact ended both drivers’ nights with Cummins forced to restart at the tail of the field.
Short assumed the top spot and added to his lead over the final 10 circuits as the crowd watched Cummins masterfully check off spots and battle his way to fourth at the checkered flag. Mooresville’s Ben Knights placed fifth after starting 15th.
In the UMP Modified feature, Jeff Deckard looked to pick up a second win at LPS this season, but Groomer took advantage of a late restart to make the pass for the lead. Deckard slipped high off of turn two after leading the opening 13 laps. Groomer ducked under his fellow Bloomington pilot and secured the victory over the final five circuits. Deckard took second ahead of Kenny Carmichael Jr. and the rapidly rising Kenny Carmichael Sr., who advanced 12 spots after starting 16th. Tyler Loughmiller placed fifth.
In the final feature of the evening, Litton overcame C.J. Bryan with four laps to go to pick up the bomber win.
Bryan slipped into the lead after getting past Megan Cavaness early on, but had his hands full with challengers. Cavaness ran second ahead of David Bumgardner and Matt Raber with Litton in fifth-place. With five laps remaining, Bryan held a tenuous lead over Cavaness as Bumgardner and Litton were closing quickly to challenge. One lap later, Litton made a bold move to run on and slightly above the cushion heading into turn three. His car stuck on the pass as he powered around the high side into the lead by Bryan just before a caution flag re-set the field.
On the re-start with four laps remaining, Litton stayed perfect on his lines and picked up his third win as Bryan, Bumgardner, Cavaness and Gary Hayden placed in the top-five.
This weekend will feature a slate with sprint cars, UMP Modifieds, UMP Super Stocks, bombers and the Little Feet Kids Bicycle Race.

Lincoln Park Speedway
Sprint car feature
1. Brady Short, 2. Jeff Bland Jr., 3. Jon Stanbrough, 4. Kyle Cummins, 5. Ben Knight, 6. Koby Barksdale, 7. Kent Christian, 8. Tim Creech, 9. Nate McMillin, 10. Chad Davenport, 11. Brent Moore, 12. Alec Sipes, 13. Lukas Smith, 14. Harley Burns, 15. Brent Beauchamp, 16. AJ Hopkins, 17. Shelby VanGilder, 18. Dave Gross, 19. Stephen Schnapf
Heat winners: Short, Hopkins, Beauchamp

 

 

Jeff Abold Wins, 'The Shoe 2' Takes the Championship

OSWEGO, NY (August 20, 2017) - After coming oh so very close just two weeks earlier on 'Retro Night,' Jeff Abold picked up the third Novelis Supermodified victory of his career while Dave Shullick Jr. was crowned track champion this past weekend at Oswego Speedway.

Abold, the defending Budweiser International Classic 200 champion, picked up his first career victory on Twin 35 night of last season and showed shades of his father Pat last night, lapping cars with ease and diving in and out of traffic to keep 2016 track champion Michael Barnes at bay for the final five circuits of the event.

Both Jeff and Pat were all smiles in victory lane as the driver of the A&P Auto Parts No. 05 was able to score a popular victory on $5 Admission Track Championship Night presented by Bosco's and U-Pull U-Save.

"It feels good, the car was setup almost perfect tonight and I have to give a hats off to my Dad for working so hard this season," Abold said. "We have struggled from the get go, but the last three or four weeks or so I have been able to hit my stride and it's the right time of the season to start running up front. It was a long green flag run and I knew I had (Michael) Barnes and Otto (Sitterly) coming so I just tried to focus on what was ahead of myself and win the race by getting through those lapped cars. The entire field did a great job tonight and there was a lot of battles everywhere, so hats off to everyone, I think we put on a pretty good show tonight. I want to thank my team for a great night and the best way possible to end the regular season along with my sponsors A & P Auto Parts, CNY CPR, Dave's Body Shop and Trucks R Us for their support. Hopefully we can carry some of this momentum right into the Classic."

The driver of the Syrell Racing No. 68, Barnes put on an absolute spectacle in this event just one year earlier as he drove from last to first to score the 2016 Novelis Supermodified Track Championship. 'The Hustler' started fourth, fell to sixth, then pulled right up to Abold's back bumper for the lead in the final three circuits of the 50-lap main event, but was unable to offer any sort of challenge to get by the second generation driver from Oswego. Going winless in the regular season, Barnes was not quite satisfied with his effort.

"I didn't think I had any chance to get by Jeff (Abold)," Barnes commented. "The tires we have used this year are terrible, it really makes the racing difficult. I really don't have anything good to say about it, but I just want to thank my team for all the hard work along with my sponsors John Costello, Furdi's and everyone who helps on this car."

While Sitterly was the fastest car on the track all night long in his Nicotra Racing No. 7, soaring to a dominant heat win while clocking off laps in the 16.4 second bracket, 'seven time' started back in the tenth spot and despite getting by Joe Gosek, Brian Sobus, Shullick, Jeff West, Dave Gruel, Tim Snyder and Dan Connors Jr. in perhaps his best performance of the season, time ran out at the end of the night for Otto to manage his first victory since September of 2015. Now, all of Sitterly's attention shifts to the Budweiser International Classic 200, although he was able to grab his first career championship as chief mechanic on teammate Shullick's No. 2.

"I think we had enough left in the car to get to those guys, but everyone was so good tonight," Sitterly said. "Lots of lapped traffic, so that made things challenging up front, but it was a really fun race to run, lots of battling with the lapped cars. At points there was like four of us that caught right up to the leaders in traffic so that made things interesting, but it was a really good race and I want to congratulate (Jeff Abold) on the win and of course my teammate DJ (Shullick) on his first track championship."

This past weekend's Novelis Supermodified season championship was lead to the green by Connors and Snyder, and it was Connors jumping out in front with his No. 01 to lead the first two laps before the lone Canale Insurance and Accounting yellow flag of the race was waved on lap 3 for Guard Nearbin, who had a parts failure on his No. 78, as he was sitting sideways in between turns three and four.

This set up the only restart of the main event and it then became apparent that the lead for Connors would be short lived, as it didn't take Abold long at all to get by Barnes, Gruel, and Snyder after starting in the fifth spot, to take the lead away just before the completion of lap 10.

With ten laps complete, Abold got out front, but Barnes was on the move after falling back to sixth, working to the inside of Gruel, Snyder and Connors to take the runner up spot, but this did not mean he was anywhere close to the leader, as Abold has already put quite a gap between he and Barnes after just a handful of laps out front.

On lap 15, Abold and Barnes began their race away from the field, but team Nicotra was on a mission, as Shullick, who clinched the track championship simply by taking the green flag, decided he had a race to run, working over West, Gruel, Snyder, and Connors to move into third, while Sitterly was making even more of a charge, driving the No. 7 from tenth to fifth in just fifteen laps.

Two laps later, Shullick put the move on Connors to take the third spot with teammate Sitterly in toe, but it wasn't until lap 42 that Otto was able to outfox his teammate in traffic to take the third spot, while DJ fell to fourth.

Further back in the field, ninth starting Gosek showed just why he has more top ten finishes than anyone this season, as he followed the Nicotra Blue right up through the field, moving into fifth just prior to the halfway point for what would eventually be his tenth top five finish of the season.

At halfway, Abold still had a comfortable lead over Barnes, Shullick, Sitterly, Gosek, a hard charging Bobby Bond in sixth, Connors, Snyder, Keith Shampine, and West.

It was when the homebuilt of 05 Abold reached heavy traffic that things got, very, very interesting up front with about fifteen laps to go, as Jeff was able to lap up to eighth place West, who was making his second start in the Curran Racing No. 24.

With just ten laps remaining, Abold was faced with the challenge of lapping stout campaigners Gosselin, Sobus, Snyder, Connors and more and this allowed Barnes, Shullick, and eventually Sitterly to close, but Abold did exactly what he needed to do, not getting over-eager in traffic to keep his family ride straight. Although Barnes made things rather interesting with three laps remaining, pulling right in behind the No. 05, it was to no avail as Abold was able to hold him off.

Abold, Barnes and Sitterly lead the field as podium finishers, while track champion Shullick, Gosek, Bond, Shampine, West, Connors, and Snyder completed the top ten. Sobus, Gosselin, Rayvals and Iosue rounded out the field of cars running at the finish, while Lou LeVea Sr, Brandon Bellinger, Dave Gruel, Lou LeVea Jr, Hal LaTulip, Pat Lavery and Nearbin completed the finishing order of positions fourteen through twenty one.

Once again, Connors was awarded the Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer award, while SItterly was the Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger, advancing seven spots from tenth to third. Heat races were won by Sitterly, Shampine, and Snyder.

Shullick pulled into Turning Stone Resort Casino victory lane as track champion, becoming the first Supermodified driver in history to win championships at Oswego, as well as on the ISMA and MSA tours. Son of speedway feature winner Dave Shullick Sr, 'The Shoe 2' was able to do something his father never did; win an Oswego championship, becoming the first Ohio driver to do so since Todd Gibson in 1968, while the last time an out of state driver won the championship was in the case of Doug Didero back in 1996.

Unofficially, Sitterly, Shampine, Barnes, and Gosek rounded out the top five in the championship standings.

With the regular season in the books, Oswego Speedway returns to action with Bud Classic Week beginning Friday, September 1 with Pole Day time trials for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS presented by Central NY Chevy Dealers before the 61st running of the Budweiser Internatoinal Classic 200 takes place on Sunday, September 3.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.com.

Oswego Speedway

Oswego, NY

August 19, 2017

Novelis Supermodifieds

BOX SCORE

Feature (50-laps): 1. 05 Jeff Abold, 2. 68 Michael Barnes, 3. 7 Otto Sitterly, 4. 2 Dave Shullick Jr, 5. 00 Joe Gosek, 6. 47 Bobby Bond, 7. 55 Keith Shampine, 8. 24 Jeff West, 9. 01 Dan Connors, 10. 0 Tim Snyder, 11. 79 Brian Sobus, 12. 77 Shaun Gosselin, 13. 94 Logan Rayvals, 14. 11 Aric Iosue, 15. 66 Lou LeVea Sr, 16. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 17. 50 Dave Gruel, 18. 83 Lou LeVea Jr,, 19. 56 Hal LaTulip, 20. 6 Pat Lavery, 21. 78 Guard Nearbin

Heat 1 (12-laps): 1. 7 Otto Sitterly, 2. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 3. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 4. 50 Dave Gruel, 5. 47 Bobby Bond, 6. 94 Logan Rayvals, 7. 66 Lou LeVea Sr

Heat 2 (12-laps): 1. 55 Keith Shampine, 2. 05 Jeff Abold, 3. 68 Michael Barnes, 4. 79 Brian Sobus, 5. 83 Lou LeVea Jr, 6. 78 Guard Nearbin, 7. 77 Shaun Gosselin

Heat 3 (12-laps): 1. 0 Tim Snyder, 2. 24 Jeff West, 3. 00 Joe Gosek, 4. Dave Shullick Jr, 5. 11 Aric Iosue, 6. 6 Pat Lavery, 7. 56 Hal LaTulip

Group Time Trials: 1. 55 Keith Shampine - 16.431, 2. 7 Otto Sitterly - 16.600, 3. 11 Aric Iosue - 16.655, 4. 68 Michael Barnes - 16.663, 5. 47 Bobby Bond - 16.681, 6. 2 Dave Shullick Jr - 16.687, 7. 05 Jeff Abold - 16.750, 8. 50 Dave Gruel - 16.796, 9. 00 Joe Gosek - 16.913, 10. 77 Shaun Gosselin - 16.919, 11. 6 Pat Lavery - 16.975, 12. 24 Jeff West - 17.025, 13. 79 Brian Sobus - 17.043, 14. 02 Brandon Bellinger - 17.071, 15. 94 Logan Rayvals - 17.129, 16. 0 Tim Snyder - 17.152, 17. 83 Lou LeVea Jr - 17.226, 18. 01 Dan Connors - 17.243, 19.66 Lou LeVea Jr - 17.690, 20. 78 Guard Nearbin - 18.728

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: 7 - Otto Sitterly

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: 01 - Dan Connors Jr.

Brad Penn Oil Supermodified Heat Winners: Otto Sitterly, Keith Shampine, Tim Snyder

 

 

 

SCOTT ELLERMAN TOPS THE CHARTS IN CO-SANTIONED MASS/PASS RACESAVER SPRINT FEATURE AT WILLIAMS GROVE MECHANICSBURG, PA By ERIKA PALMAI WAGNER

Scott Ellerman took home quite a bit of hardware Friday night after winning the co-sanctioned Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series/PA Sprint Series Racesaver/IMCA twenty lap feature event at Williams Grove Speedway, as well as the Beer Hill Cup Summer Series championship which was sponsored by the famous Beer Hill Gang. Austin Bishop, Bobby Butler, Jaremi Hanson and Zach Newlin completed the top five.

An astounding forty-five cars came together at the historic Central PA half mile oval, with heat race victories going to Stephanie Dodson, Bobby Butler, Dave Brown and Jaremi Hanson, and two consolation wins going to Colby Dice and Jon Haegele.

The third place starting PA Sprint Series regular took the lead from Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series young gun Bobby Butler on lap five after an exciting battle for the top spot ensued between Ellerman and the two pole sitters Dave Brown and Butler. After taking over command of the top spot, the fight for the lead continued throughout the entire duration of the race with Butler staying within a car length away from Ellerman for the remaining fifteen laps.

“I knew we were going to have to be good on the top in order to be fast tonight, so we worked on the car in the pits after the heat race, and we kind of just threw something at it, and I’ll tell you what, if my front nose didn’t break, I think we could have had that race,” Butler said post-race.

“I heard him behind me, but I just kept on hitting my marks, and holding on to make sure he wouldn’t get by,” Ellerman explained. “We’ve won here before last year, and then one earlier this year at Susquehanna, so it’s a great feeling to be able to win tonight, and on top of that, the Beer Hill Cup! I just want to thank Matt Miller and the Beerhill Gang for sponsoring PASS and for allowing us to have the opportunity to be able to earn a little extra on top of what we already do. It’s great to have the support they give us.”

In the final circuits, fifth place starter Austin Bishop, who was steady running in third, began to catch ground on the top two running cars, looking more and more like another possible contender for the win as the laps counted down. Bishop, who has been a “bridesmaid” more times than one in his rookie season has been persistently eyeing his first career Racesaver/IMCA Sprint Car win, with just recently finishing in second the week before.

“Those first few laps, we had a hard time getting heat in the tire with those cautions, so once we were finally able to run some green flag laps, I started to figure out the line on the top,” Bishop stated. “I saw Bobby and Ellerman fighting up ahead, so I kind of took advantage of that, ran them down, and I took second from Bobby on the bottom, and by the time I looked up, the race was over. I’m defiantly looking for a win here real soon, so we are going to take this finish and what we learned tonight, and bring it to Bridgeport next weekend!”

With a three-race weekend on tap for the PA Sprint Series, many MASS drivers and teams like Dave Brown, Eddie Wagner, Tom Carberry, David Bonner, Scott Frack and Austin Bishop will continue onto Selinsgrove Speedway tonight, and then ending the extended race weekend tomorrow night at Susquehanna Speedway. Next Saturday, the Engler Machine and Tool Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series will return back to New Jersey, at Bridgeport Speedway, for the Mach 1 sponsored event. Teams will have the opportunity to compete for the advertised purse, as well as a bare front axle and nerf bar kit provided to the series by Mach 1 chassis.

For more information on upcoming events, race day LIVE coverage, and exclusive interviews with drivers, visit our Facebook page and our website at www.masprintseries.com.

PASS/MASS RACESAVER/IMCA SPRINT FEATURE (20 LAPS): Scott Ellerman, Austin Bishop, Bobby Butler, Jaremi Hanson, Zachary Newlin, Dave Brown, Tyler Reeser, Eddie Wagner, Colby Dice, Darren Miller, Cale Reigle, Tommy Carberry, Rick Stief, Jeff Geiges, Jon Haegele, Scott R Frack, Jay Krout, Tom Carberry, Kyle Ganoe, Ian Cumens, Stephanie Dodson, Dave Grube, Tim Tanner Jr., Ken Duke Jr., George Gege Riden, Fred Arnold DNQ: David Bonner, Teddy Thomas, Mike Allman, Brendon Poff, Erin Stattler, Kyle Smith, Kassidy Kreitz, John Walp, Kristen Hess, Keith C Andersen, Josh Fox, Andrew Hake, Kurt Krepper, John Scarborough, Rod Ort, Sydney Prince, John C Webster, Vance Berry, Jared Zionkowski

 

 

Dacus Misfortune is Shouse Sprint Series of Oklahoma Victory!

Lawton, Oklahoma – August 19, 2019 - Defending series champion Andy Shouse took advantage of race long leader Blake Dacus misfortune to claim victory as the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products made their inaugural appearance at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Oklahoma on Saturday night.

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

Only a lap was complete before the first caution of the race fell when third running Tristan Oakes spun in turn four.

The restart saw Dacus on the point with Shouse, Gary Owens, Brandon Anderson and Jake Martens the top five as Dacus opening a five-car-length lead. Lap five would see Shouse get a strong run entering turns one and two and looked to get underneath Dacus for the lead but could not prevail.

A lap six caution for a spin in turn two by Oakes would bunch the field yet Dacus was up to the task as he had opened a six-car-length lead over Shouse by lap nine.

At the races midway point it was still Dacus with the lead followed by Shouse, Owens, Anderson and Martens with slower cars being approached on lap sixteen.

That is when the complexion of the race would change and end in Dacus misfortune.

With Dacus approaching turn three, Oakes and Steven Shebester tangled in front of the leader. Dacus had nowhere to go and was collected in the melee and came to a stop with damage. He would be credited with a disappointing fifteenth place finish.

This would give Shouse the lead on the lap seventeen restart with Owens on his rear bumper. Behind them, current series points leader Martens disposed of Anderson for third before the final caution of the night fell when Anderson and ninth starting and fast closing Michael Day got together coming down the front stretch in a battle for the fourth position, ending both drivers night.

The final restart saw Shouse pull away from the rest of the field while Martens set his sights on Owens for second. Martens set up Owens entering low in turns one and two and would take over the runner-up position entering the back stretch.

But in the end there was no catching Shouse as he would go on to claim his fifth series victory of the season by a half straight away over Martens. Owens settled for third while eleventh starting Chris Kelly came home fourth. Twelfth starting Sterling Hoff came on strong late and was round out the top five.

Thirteenth starting Chad Koch came home sixth while eighteenth starting Michelle Melton, Josh Toho, Loyd Clevenger and Jeff Day, Jr. rounded out the top ten.

The four, eight lap heat races for the thirty-one-car field were won by Oakes, Martens, Owens and Shouse while Travis Scott led wire-to-wire in the twelve-lap “B” feature.

Next up for the Sprint Series of Oklahoma will be next Saturday night, August 26, at Longdale Speedway in Longdale, Oklahoma for their first and only appearance of the season. They will be joined by the Kansas-based United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS).

Sprint Series of Oklahoma

Lawton Speedway/Lawton, Oklahoma

August 19, 2017

31 Cars

Saldana Racing Products 1st Heat (8 Laps): 1) Tristan Oakes, 2) Dillon Laden, 3) Steven Shebester, 4) Brandon Haddad, Jr. 5) Brandon Jennings, 6) Justin Mowery, DNS) Chase Smith, Sheldon Barksdale

Keizer Wheels 2nd Heat (8 Laps): 1) Jake Martens, 2) Blake Dacus, 3) Chas Koch, 4) Loyd Clevenger, 5) Travis Scott, 6) Jeff Day, Jr., 7) Michael Gossman, 8) Blake Scott

C.S.I. 3rd Heat (8 Laps): 1) Gary Owens, 2) Michael Day, 3) Josh Toho, 4) Chris Kelly, 5) Sterling Hoff, 6) Michelle Melton, 7) Jerry Jumper, 8) Monty Ferriera

4th Heat (8 Laps): Andy Shouse, 2) Brandon Anderson, 3) Cody Whitworth, 4) Chase Parsons, 5) Warren Field, 6) Joe Wood, Jr., DQ) Morgan Fletcher

B Feature (12 Laps): 1) Travis Scott, 2) Michelle Melton, 3) Brandon Jennings, 4) Jeff Day, Jr., 5) Chase Parsons, 6) Warren Field, 7) Monty Ferriera, 8) Blake Scott, 9) Michael Gossman, 10) Justin Mowery, 11) Jerry Jumper, 12) Joe Wood, Jr., DNS) Morgan Fletcher

A Feature (25 Laps): 1) Andy Shouse, 2) Jake Martens, 3) Gary Owens, 4) Chris Kelly, 5) Sterling Hoff, 6) Chad Koch, 7) Michelle Melton, 8) Josh Toho, 9) Loyd Clevenger, 10) Jeff Day, Jr., 11) Travis Scott, 12) Dillon Laden, 13) Brandon Anderson, 14) Michael Day, 15) Blake Dacus, 16) Tristan Oakes, 17) Steven Shebester, 18) Brandon Jennings, 19) Brandon Haddad, Jr., 20) Cody Whitworth

Lap Leaders: Dacus 1-17; Shouse 18-25

 

 

Gio Scelzi Sweeps Sprint Invaders at 34 Raceway!

(Bill W) West Burlington, IA, August 19, 2017 – First impressions can be long-lasting, and Fresno, California left a strong one Saturday night with the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. The fifteen-year-old driver won his heat, the Dash and the 25-lap main event aboard the BDS Motorsports #1x in a night that he saw the 3/8-mile oval for the first time.

Tanner Gebhart led early in the feature from outside row one ahead of pole-sitter, Dustin Clark, and Scelzi, who started fifth. Scelzi would grab second on the second lap and began reeling in fellow teen, Gebhart. On lap four, he would shoot around the heavy cushion and into the lead.

Josh Schneiderman started beside Scelzi in row three moved into the top three by lap six. Scelzi entered lapped traffic on the eighth circuit, but the red was thrown for a seventh running, Jon Agan, who suffered a hard crash in turn three. He climbed out unhurt.

Scelzi led Gebhart, Schneiderman, Harold Pohren and Clark back to green. Schneiderman jumped into second, while Paul Nienhiser moved into fifth after starting fifteenth. Nienhiser would move into fourth on lap ten, and by Gebhart for third on lap fourteen.

Scelzi pulled away from the field as he was back in lapped traffic by lap 16. His mount was flawless either up on the cushion or in the low groove as he maneuvered traffic the rest of the way. His margin of victory was almost a half lap over Schneiderman in second, Nienhiser, Gebhart and Chris Martin. Pohren, Ben Wagoner, John Schulz, Jarrod Schneiderman and Clark rounded out the top ten.

Scelzi who leads the 410 “King of the West” Series won both his heat race and the Dash preceding his feature win. He joins his brother Dominic as first time feature winners with the Sprint Invaders this season. Dominic won at Dubuque Speedway in July. Bailey Goldesberry and Pohren won the other heats. Cody Wehrle claimed the B main.

“This place is amazing,” said Scelzi in Victory Lane. “You never get two lanes like this…a big old curb and it was smooth. It’s the best place I’ve been. The car was good. I just made a lot of mistakes. I have to cut down on that. Bryan Sunby and this whole team gives me a good car. It was good to get a win for them.”

“Last night (at Lee County Speedway) we were taken out while up front for the fifth straight time,” said Josh Schneiderman. “We were o.k. tonight. We needed to be a little better. We were tight, but the #1 car was the class of the field tonight. I was probably a little more conservative than I should have been the last five laps. We were just trying to finish the race. We were as good on top as the bottom. That was important. Overall, we should have had a first and second place weekend, but to bounce back with the second tonight was good.”

“We just kind of dug a hole from the beginning,” said Nienhiser of his start from row eight. “I just made some mistakes in the heat race. Starting back there made it hard on us, but Scott (Bonar) and the guys had a good car for me. We really wanted to win, but starting back there with all those guys was going to be tough. I think we had the car for it, we just needed another yellow at the end to see. This was one of the best cars that I’ve ever had here. We were good anywhere on the track, and I think that’s the biggest reason that we were able to pass so many cars.”

The next action for the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders will be Sunday night, September 17 at Quincy Raceways in Quincy, Illinois. For more information on the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Sprint Invaders www.sprintinvaders.com ALL SHOTTENKIRK.COM SPRINT INVADERS OWNERS, DRIVERS AND CREWS: Upon review of the tire rule for the 2017 season, a discrepancy has been found with the Hoosier Catalog ...

Shottenkirk.com A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 1x, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (5) 2. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (6) 3. 50, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (15) 4. 81, Tanner Gebhart, Burlington, IA (2) 5. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (10) 6. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (3) 7. 78, Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL (7) 8. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (14) 9. 3G, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (12) 10. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (1) 11. 9, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (11) 12. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (20) 13. 13, Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA (18) 14. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (16) 15. 69, Justin Buchholz, Davenport, IA (19) 16. 58, Andy Krieger, Burlington, IA (17) 17. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (8) 18. 4*, Bailey Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (4) 19. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (9) 20. 16HD, Donnie Steward, West Burlington, IA (13). Lap Leaders: Gebhart 1-3, Scelzi 4-25. Hard-charger: Nienhiser. KSE Hard-charger: Jamison.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), Top Five to A main, Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. Gio Scelzi (2) 2. Josh Schneiderman (1) 3. Ben Wagoner (4) 4. Chris Martin (6) 5. Donnie Steward (8) / 6. Brayden Gaylord (5) 7. Cody Wehrle (3) 8. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (7) 9. 1st, John Greenwood, Woodward, IA (9)

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started), Top Five to A main, Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. Bailey Goldesberry (1) 2. Tanner Gebhart (4) 3. Jon Agan (5) 4. Daniel Bergquist (6) 5. John Schulz (8) / 6. Andy Krieger (7) 7. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (3) 8. Ryan Jamison (2)

Mohrfeld Electric Heat three (started), Top Five to A main, Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. Harold Pohren (2) 2. Dustin Clark (1) 3. Jamie Ball (4) 4. Jarrod Schneiderman (7) 5. Paul Nienhiser (3) / 6. Justin Buchholz (5) 7. 83, Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA (6) 8. 1, Damion Getchell, Sperry, IA (8)

B main (started), Top Five to A main, 12 laps: 1. Cody Wehrle (4) 2. Andy Krieger (2) 3. Brayden Gaylord (1) 4. Justin Buchholz (3) 5. Ryan Jamison (8) / 6. Nate Van Haaften (7) 7. Dave Getchell (6) 8. Damion Getchell (9) 9. Rob Weuve (5) 10. John Greenwood (10)

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Gio Scelzi (1) 2. Josh Schneiderman (2) 3. Dustin Clark (3) 4. Tanner Gebhart (4) 5. Harold Pohren (6) 6. Bailey Goldesberry (5)

Contingencies

Pyrotec – John Schulz

Saldana Racing Products – Jon Agan

Kreitz Oval Track Products – Jamie Ball

 

 

CONLEY COLLECTS OSCS WIN AT NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY; GENTRY GRABS 2nd WIN; 7th CHECKERED FLAG FOR DAUGHERTY; DOUG HENSEL POSTS 2nd VICTORY

Orrville, Ohio

Saturday, August 15, 2017

By Mike Swanger

In front of a big crowd on Hall's Auto Sales night along with the finish of Kid's Night, Cale Conley of Vienna WV would take the lead on lap 4 of the Ohio Sprint Car Series and then hold off a fast closing Cole Duncan in last three laps for his 1st win at Napa Wayne County Speedway. Trevor Baker set the pace for the first three laps before Conley placed his #7k into the top position as hometown driver Dean Jacobs took over second on lap nine and then Duncan and fast qualifier Carson Macedo would move Baker back to fifth on the next circuit. Macedo and Baker would go back and forth for fourth until lap 20 when Macedo took control of fourth for good. Conley would build up a half straight away lead over Duncan, who took second from Jacobs on lap 12, but with lap traffic looming late in the race, Duncan closed in looking for his second OSCS win of the season at 'Orrville's Historic Oval'. As they went into turn three for the final time Conley dropped to the low groove to block Duncan's move for the lead and win. Jacobs would hold off Macedo's late race charge to claim third while Brandon Wimmer edged past Baker with two laps to go for fifth. Duncan, Jacobs, Conley and Nick Patterson bested the heat races while NAPA WCS drivers Tyler Dunn, Jason Dolick, Danny Mumaw and Troy Kingan transferred out of the last chance race in that order.

For the Kar Connection Super Late Models, it was the last night of the Attica Raceway Park/ Napa Wayne County Speedway Series and at the drop of the green flag, Charlie Duncan would out race Larry Bellman into turn one for the lead as Wooster's J R Gentry sat on Duncan's rear bumper and on the next circuit would take the point from Duncan and never looked back to put the McDonalds of Wayne County, BCI Buckeye Division and El Campesino Restaurant #14 into the Summit Racing winners circle for the second time this season. From his 7th starting position, Doug Drown pulled into third in front of Cody Scott on lap three and then the two #240's of Hall's Auto Sales would battle back and forth for the next several laps before Drown secured second at the halfway mark. A caution with three laps to go bunched the field together but Gentry would pull away from Drown on the restart to solidify the win. Duncan would score a third place finish with Scott in fourth while heat two winner Bellman passed Ben Mott on the final restart to claim fifth. In the battle for the ARP/WCS title, Ryan Markham would start the night with an eight point lead but with Drown winning the heat race and the 5 points bonus for the heat win, it would be just 3 point advantage at the start of the feature. Just two laps into the feature, Markham would pull off with mechanical issues and with Drown finishing second, Drown would claim the ARP/ WCS title, his second in four years. He would also claim the Innovative Graphics Most Heat wins award by winning four heat races in the Series. Markham will finish second and Cody Scott third in the two track series.

In the Lowes Super Stock class, the winner of the previous weeks feature must start in the highest redraw position providing they make the redraw in their heat race and for the third time this season, Mansfield's Bob Daugherty has turned the trick as he came from his eighth starting spot and took the lead on lap 7 and went on to collect his 7th win of the year. Dustin Daugherty would set the pace for the opening four laps of the caution filled feature as Paul Holmes took control for the next two circuits before Bob Daugherty would place the Char's Cars, McKenzie Concrete and Gioninni's Pizza #21d out front. Dustin Daugherty and Holmes would duel for second but Dustin would drop off the pace with mechanical issues and on lap 10, Holmes would spin in turn four, giving second place to Jordan James. The final half of the feature, James would hound Bob Daugherty but could never make the move to get by and would take home second. Holmes would work his way back through the field to finish third while Jim Nicely ran fourth. Gary Hensel Jr. was challenging for the lead early in the race, would have to change a tire during a caution and came back to fill out the top five. Bubba Smith and Bob Daugherty scored the heat wins.

Extra incentive was on the line for the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stocks as Directional Hydraulics kicked in a $300 bonus to the winner and Wooster's Doug Hensel and his M & S Concrete #18 grabbed the lead from Michael Stewart on lap two of the feature and never looked back although 8th starting Brad Hensel closed quickly in the last two laps of the caution free race. Jordan James would finish third as Stewart would drop to fourth and Dustin Bedlion came from 14th to take fifth. Heat winners were Doug and Brad Hensel, Taylor Mazzoleni and Stewart while Randy Gibson topped the last chance race followed by Brent Boreman, Sean Rush and Jess Hensel.

The Contingency Connection 'Racer's Rewards' for the drivers were up for grabs once again for the night and for the season with nearly $100,000 for the season available to the drivers.

Next Saturday night, August 26th, it will be Season Championship for all four class' with double points on the line to decide the 2017 NAPA Wayne County Speedway track champions.

Go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com for more information about the track or at facebook/waynecountyspeedway

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS

Saturday, August 19, 2017

OHIO SPRINT CAR SERIES & FISHER PERFORMANCE SPRINTS

Fast Qualifier Carson Macedo 14.679 seconds

Heat 1 Cole Duncan, Brandon Wimmer, Andrew Palker, Josh Davis, Troy Kingan, Steve Butler, Bill Ault, Brad Haudenschild dns

Heat 2 Dean Jacobs, Trevor Baker, Jordan Ryan, Tracy Hines, Jason Dolick, Tyler Dunn, Dylan Kingan, Danny Mumaw

Heat 3 Cale Conley, Danny Smith, Jordan Harble, Bryan Nuckles, Kris Davis, Chris Ferrill, Aaron Middaugh

Heat 4 Nick Patterson, Carson Macedo, Lee Jacobs, Clay Riney, Nate Reeser, Daryl Daugherty, Bret Barbone dns

'B' Main Tyler Dunn, Jason Dolick, Danny Mumaw, Troy Kingan, Kris Davis, Steve Butler, Nate Reeser, Bill Ault, Chris Ferrill, Daryl Daugherty, Dylan Kingan, Aaron Middaugh, Bret Barbone dns, Brad Haudenschild dns

Feature Cale Conley, Cole Duncan, Dean Jacobs, Carson Macedo, Brandon Wimmer, Trevor Baker, Jordan Ryan, Andrew Palker, Danny Smith, Lee Jacobs, Jason Dolick, Tracy Hines, Nick Patterson, Tyler Dunn, Clay Riney, Bryan Nuckles, Josh Davis, Troy Kingan, Jordan Harble, Danny Mumaw

KAR CONNECTION SUPER LATE MODELS

Heat 1 Doug Drown, J R Gentry, Ryan Markham, Cody Scott, Ben Mott, Jerry Aber, Jim Gingery, Austin Goon

Heat 2 Larry Bellman, Charlie Duncan, Ryan Eddleblute, Allan Baker, Terry McIntire, Ricky Holderbaum, Brett Bee, Jeremy White

Feature J R Gentry, Doug Drown, Charlie Duncan, Cody Scott, Larry Bellman, Ben Mott, Jeremy White, Brett Bee, Jim Gingery, Terry McIntire, Jerry Aber, Ryan Eddleblute, Ricky Holderbaum, Allan Baker, Ryan Markham, Austin Goon dns

LOWES SUPER STOCKS

Heat 1 Bubba Smith, Jordan James, Gary Hensel Jr., Jim Nicely, Chris Albright, Tyler Nicely, Frank Oriti, T A Perrine, Darren Dawson

Heat 2 Bob Daugherty, Paul Holmes, Dustin Daugherty, Brandon Craver, Don Rutt, Jamie Gibbs, Ryan Tope, Ryan Ambrose, Paul McVicker

Feature Bob Daugherty, Jordan James, Paul Holmes, Jim Nicely, Gary Hensel Jr., Bubba Smith, Brandon Craver, Paul McVicker, Chris Albright, Jamie Gibbs, Ryan Ambrose, T A Perrine, Dustin Daugherty, Tyler Nicely, Ryan Tope, Don Rutt, Frank Oriti dns, Darren Dawson dns

WQKT 104.5 MINI STOCKS

Heat 1 Doug Hensel, Roger Olar, Cory Staley, Matt Miller, Brent Boreman, Ken Steele, Jessica James, Cory Mills

Heat 2 Brad Hensel, Jordan James, Kyle Petit, Dustin Bedlion, Jess Hensel, Jim Burns, Gary Lewis, Lance Smith dns

Heat 3 Taylor Mazzoleni, Brianna Hensel, Wes Staley, Colin Slykhuis, Buzz Bender, Wayne Newbury, Clayton Evans, Jason Large

Heat 4 Michael Stewart, Jeff Slykhuis, Roger Rush Sr., Keith Rush, Randy Gibson, Sean Rush, Travis Tice

'B' Main Randy Gibson, Brent Boreman, Sean Rush, Jess Hensel, Buzz Bender, Wayne Newbury, Cory Mills, Clayton Evans, Jessica James, Jim Burns, Jason Large, Ken Steele, Travis Tice, Gary Lewis dns, Lance Smith dns

Feature Doug Hensel, Brad Hensel, Jordan James, Michael Stewart, Dustin Bedlion, Roger Olar, Wes Staley, Cory Staley, Matt Miller, Roger Rush Sr., Jeff Slykhuis, Brianna Hensel, Taylor Mazzoleni, Kyle Petit, Randy Gibson, Colin Slykhuis, Brent Boreman, Jess Hensel, Keith Rush, Sean Rush

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

MARNE, Mich. – Brian Gerster used a wire-to-wire performance to capture the 30-lap Engine Pro Fast Car Slash at Berlin Raceway Saturday night, starting from the pole and never looking back en route to his third Must See Racing Sprint Car Series win of the season.

Gerster earned the prime starting position after winning the eight-lap Pole Slash earlier in the evening, charging from sixth to win the sprint and saying later on that it was a “turning point” in his team’s night.

“The way I look at it is we came from sixth to win this deal tonight,” Gerster said. “Track position wasn’t everything … but it was a big part of allowing us to do this tonight. We came from the third row and won, it was just that the feature was split into two parts.”

The two-time series champion then added that the Dick Myers-owned No. 50m was arguably “the best it’s been all season” as far as on-track performance was concerned.

“We were solid all might long,” Gerster explained. “Before this car crashed last year, it wanted some different things setup-wise that we’ve still been trying to work out, but it was as close (to where it was) as we’ve been and that’s a credit to Dick Myers and Rick Ferguson. It feels good to take one back from that Toledo mafia tonight.”

An early caution on the opening lap, after Bronzie Lawson IV spun exiting Turn 4 and slapped the outside wall on the frontstretch, set up a restart with Jimmy McCune on Gerster’s tail tank, but after that lapped traffic became the key to Gerster’s success.

He opened up as much as a second and a half on McCune before the next yellow flag flew with 13 to go, when Teddy Alberts spun to the bottom of Turn 4, and the same song and dance repeated itself with five to go after Jerry Caryer slowed to a stop on the backstretch and triggered the final caution.

Though McCune had been closing on Gerster slightly in traffic before the last yellow, he was trapped behind the lapped car of Kevin Feeney and lost just enough time when green flag conditions resumed to be able to make a run for the win.

“We just didn’t have quite enough tonight,” McCune said. “I was running him down and then the yellow came out. I didn’t want to see it … but what can you do? That’s racing.”

May Berlin winner Jason Blonde was third ahead of Bobby Santos, who crossed the line on the podium but was docked one position after review of a procedural violation on the final restart.

Doug Dietsch finished a strong fifth, with Derek Snyder, Anthony McCune, Charlie Schultz, Kevin Feeney and Tom Jewell making up the balance of the top 10.

The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series returns to action on Aug. 25, with the non-points American Racer Invitational at Michigan’s Birch Run Speedway and Event Center.

RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Berlin Raceway; Aug. 19, 2017

1-800-RADIATOR A-Feature (30 laps): 1. #50m – Brian Gerster (1); 2. #88 – Jimmy McCune (2); 3. #42 – Jason Blonde (7); 4. #22a – Bobby Santos (3); 5. #0 – Doug Dietsch (4); 6. #22 – Derek Snyder (5); 7. #8 – Anthony McCune (15); 8. #9s – Charlie Schultz (6); 9. #98 – Kevin Feeney (12); 10. #7 – Tom Jewell (13); 11. #8A – Adam Biltz (11); 12. #10k – Christian Koehler (10); 13. #75c – Jerry Caryer (8); 14. #44a – Teddy Alberts (9); 15. #13 – H.D. Carter (17); 16. #72s – Joe Speakman (14); 17. #4B – Bronzie Lawson IV (16); 18. #35 – Chris Randolph (18, DNS).

Abe’s Auto Parts Time Trials: 1. #22a – Bobby Santos, 12.913; 2. #88 – Jimmy McCune, 12.914; 3. #50m – Brian Gerster, 13.080; 4. #22 – Derek Snyder, 13.337; 5. #42 – Jason Blonde, 13.377; 6. #0 – Doug Dietsch, 13.659; 7. #75c – Jerry Caryer, 13.818; 8. #9s – Charlie Schultz, 13.865; 9. #44A – Teddy Alberts, 13.950; 10. #10k – Christian Koehler, 14.151; 11. #8A – Adam Biltz, 14.301; 12. #98 – Kevin Feeney, 14.337; 13. #7 – Tom Jewell, 14.424; 14. #72s – Joe Speakman, 14.633; 15. #8 – Anthony McCune, 14.803; 16. #B4 – Bronzie Lawson IV, 14.844; 17. #13 – H.D. Carter, 19.592; 18. #35 – Chris Randolph, NT.

Abe’s Auto Parts First Heat (8 laps): 1. Anthony McCune (2); 2. Bronzie Lawson IV (1); 3. Tom Jewell (4); 4. Joe Speakman (3); 5. H.D. Carter (5); 6. Chris Randolph (6, DNS).

B&B Machinery Movers Second Heat (8 laps): 1. Teddy Alberts (2); 2. Christian Koehler (1); 3. Kevin Feeney (6); 4. Charlie Schultz (3); 5. Jerry Caryer (4); 6. Adam Biltz (5).

RAM Engineering Midwest Third Heat (8 laps): 1. Derek Snyder (1); 2. Brian Gerster (2); 3. Bobby Santos (4); 4. Jimmy McCune (3); 5. Jason Blonde (5); 6. Doug Dietsch (6).

Engine Pro Fast Car Slash (8 laps, set first four rows of feature lineup): 1. Brian Gerster (6); 2. Jimmy McCune (7); 3. Bobby Santos (8); 4. Doug Dietsch (6) / 5. Derek Snyder (5); 6. Charlie Schultz (1); 7. Jason Blonde (4); 8. Jerry Caryer (2).

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

Hall, Lucius, Bowersock, Hicks, and McDaries Take Waynesfield Wins August 19, 2017 WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (8/19/17) – Drivers felt the pressure as point battles were tight Saturday night at Waynsfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio. With the final event of the year approaching quickly, drivers knew it was crunch time to get those last few points. Coming into the weekend, three classes saw points differences of less than 10. The Quest Federal Credit Union Non Wings have the tightest battle with the top three drivers within four points of one another. Saturday’s race was the second to last night of racing before champions are crowned.

The Quest Federal Credit Union Non Wing sprints took the track for 25 laps of action. Dallas Hewitt and Paul Dues led the field to the opening green flag. Hewitt won the drag race into turn one and led the opening lap. Current points leader Drew Rader started on the outside of row two on the initial start. Rader moved his way into the second spot at the drop of the green flag. With three laps in the books, Rader took the lead away moving Hewitt back to second. A caution would come out for the 34 of Parker Frederickson. Frederickson spun around in turn two. On the restart, Kyle Simon moved into the third spot. Simon came into the weekend second in points, just three points behind Rader. Two cautions followed. One was for the 54 of Matt Westfall and the other for Frederickson. Frederickson left the track, Westfall restarted the A-main from the rear of the field. Back under green, Luke Hall came out of nowhere and began to challenge for the runner-up spot. Hewitt, who held the spot, jumped over the cushion and made contact with the outside wall. This mishap moved Hall into the second spot. With under 10 laps to go, Hall jumped into the lead and took home the victory. Rader came home in second with Simon finishing in third. It was a good points night for the top three in the standings as they locked up the top three A-main spots. Simon and Hall claimed the heat race wins.

The Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints went wingless for the final time in 2017. Korbyn Hayslett and Ron Coleman led the field to the opening green flag for 20 laps of racing. Hayslett took the early lead and led the opening lap. Tyler Cox in the 7X began to smoke early on in the A-main. Cox found himself in some bigger trouble as he got together with the 42 of Ty Tilton to bring out the caution with 7 laps in the books. Back under green, Tayte Williamson began to make a run for the lead from his inside row four starting spot. Williamson was a man on a mission on the restart as he made a run for the lead. Williamson’s battle with Hayslett at the halfway point paid off for Williamson. Williamson claimed the top spot pushing Hayslett back to second. Hayslett seemed to run out of steam late in the race as he gave up the second spot to Gunnar Lucius with just 8 laps to go in the main. Lucius pushed his number 22 car to the limit to catch the leader. Lucius finally did with under-five to go and claimed the lead with three to go. Lucius went on to win the A-main in a car rebuilt that very morning. Williamson finished in second. Hayslett came home third. Williamson and Kobe Allison picked up the heat races.

The Satellite Connections UMP Modifieds took the track for 20 laps of racing. Bill Keeler and Scott Gerdeman led the field to the opening green flag. The drag race into turn one gave Gerdeman the lead on the opening lap. The first yellow came early in the A-main for the 5T Shawn Treon entering turn one. Back under green, Gerdeman went up and over the cushion slowing his car down a bit. That mistake allowed Keeler to take the lead. A few laps later, Treon spun again exiting turn four right in front of the leaders. No further contact was made with Treon. The spin ended Treon’s night. Back under green, Jerry Bowersock seemed to find the correct setup on is 95J machine. Bowersock took the lead away with just 13 laps to go in the main. Now in control, Bowersock wasted no time extending him lead over the field. The idea lasted for a brief moment until lap traffic began to build. As the halfway signal was displayed, JJ Butler lost control of his car. The 1X slid down the banking directly in front of the lead pack. Everyone managed to get by without making contact with Butler. The end of the A-main was plagued with cautions before Jerry Bowersock took a trip to victory lane. Bill Keeler finished in second. Tom Conrad finished in third after a late race surge to the front. Shane O'Conner, Jerry Bowersock, and Tom Conrad claimed the heat races.

The Block Insurance Tough Trucks took the track for 15 laps of racing. Lima’s Chuck Weigt and Jackson Center’s Terry Klopfenstein led the field to the opening green flag. Current points leader and former track champion Chris Hicks jumped into the lead from his inside row three starting spot. Hicks led the opening lap. A three-wide battle for second shaped up behind Hicks with the 17D of Devon Helmig smashed in the middle of the battle. Helmig came out on top to claim the 2nd spot. Kevin Knittle, who came into the weekend fifth in points, had a great run and moved into the fourth spot at the halfway point. As laps began to tick down, Hicks held the lead. Helmig held second with Frankie Weigt in third, banging on the backdoor. Late in the race, Weigt found a way around Helmig and moved into the second spot. In the end, Chris Hicks came home with the victory. Frankie Weigt finished in second with Devon Helmig finishing in third. Weigt and Hicks also took home the heat race wins.

The Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts rounded out the night of racing. Devon Hower and Austin Scott led the field of Compacts to the opening green flag. Scott got a great jump and claimed the lead and the opening lap. Scott tried to build a small lead over the field before a caution flag was flown for a piece of debris on the racing surface. On the restart, Brandon McDaries and Justin Durflinger went door to door for second. After a few laps of repeated battles, McDaries took the spot pushing Durflinger back. As the field reached the halfway point, the yellow flew for an accident involving Rob Sharpe and Audrie Twining. On the restart, Scott’s luck ran out as McDaries took the lead and the victory. Robie Tuttle muscled his way into second with under five to go to claim the runner-up spot. Austin Scott finished in third. McDaries and Tuttle claimed the heat race wins.

The final points race for 2017 takes place next Saturday night, August 26th. All five weekly classes, including the Quest Federal Credit Union Non Wing Sprints, Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints, Satellite Connections UMP Modifieds, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and the Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts will be in action. The Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts will be running for a $300 to win payday. Racing is scheduled to begin at 7PM.

The final event of the 2017 season at Waynesfield will take place Sunday night, September 3rd. The event is the rescheduled Summer Sprint Sizzler featuring four divisions of sprint car racing. Drivers from all over the Midwest will converge on WRP for the “must-see” event of the year. Rain checks and wristbands from the rained-out event in July will be honored. Full details on the event and ticket information can be found on the Waynesfield Raceway Park website.

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RACE RESULTS

Non Wings - Quest Federal Credit Union

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 23S-Kyle Simon[1] ; 2. 52-Isaac Chapple[3] ; 3. 74-Drew Rader[6] ; 4. 87-Paul Dues[4] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[2] ; 6. e99-Gage Etgen[7] ; 7. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[5] ; 8. 34-Parker Frederickson[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 9N-Luke Hall[4] ; 2. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[1] ; 3. 54-Matt Westfall[6] ; 4. 18K-Dallas Hewitt[7] ; 5. 24L-Lee Underwood[8] ; 6. 9X-Cooper Clouse[5] ; 7. 42-Ty Tilton[3] ; 8. 17-Kevin Myers[2]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 9N-Luke Hall[7] ; 2. 74-Drew Rader[4] ; 3. 23S-Kyle Simon[8] ; 4. 18K-Dallas Hewitt[1] ; 5. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[5] ; 6. 24L-Lee Underwood[10] ; 7. 87-Paul Dues[2] ; 8. 9X-Cooper Clouse[12] ; 9. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[13] ; 10. 54-Matt Westfall[3] ; 11. e99-Gage Etgen[11] ; 12. 52-Isaac Chapple[6] ; 13. 42-Ty Tilton[14] ; 14. 17-Kevin Myers[16] ; 15. 2-Ricky Peterson[9] ; 16. 34-Parker Frederickson[15]

AMSA Mini Sprints - Performance Powder Coating

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 28K-Kobe Allison[2] ; 2. 22-Gunnar Lucius[6] ; 3. 7X-Taylor Cox[1] ; 4. 44-Ron Coleman[4] ; 5. 23S-Brad Strunk[5] ; 6. 81H-Anthony Haas[3]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 88-Tayte Williamson[2] ; 2. 42-Ty Tilton[1] ; 3. 65-Chris Bounds[4] ; 4. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[5] ; 5. 22B-Brad Racer[3] ; 6. 44W-Chris Whipple[6]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps) 1. 22-Gunnar Lucius[6] ; 2. 88-Tayte Williamson[7] ; 3. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[1] ; 4. 42-Ty Tilton[5] ; 5. 22B-Brad Racer[10] ; 6. 44-Ron Coleman[2] ; 7. 23S-Brad Strunk[9] ; 8. 65-Chris Bounds[3] ; 9. 81H-Anthony Haas[11] ; 10. 44W-Chris Whipple[12] ; 11. 7X-Taylor Cox[4] ; 12. 28K-Kobe Allison[8]

 

 

First Win For Brad Peterson in Traditional Sprints at Cedar Lake New Richmond, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (8-19-17)

In his first full season behind the wheel of a UMSS Traditional sprint car, former modified racer Brad Peterson of Lake Elmo was hoping like most rookies to be competitive. With a few shows under his belt at the end of last season, Peterson came out in 2017 and proved to be very competitive right from the start. With five top five finishes coming into the Saturday night August 19 program at the Cedar Lake Speedway, Peterson turned in an impressive performance to earn his first-ever feature win in the popular non-winged sprint car division. Peterson exited his sprint car in Rock Auto Victory Lane and perched himself high atop the roll cage with his arms raised in the air to celebrate his inaugural win. Several of Peterson's sponsors were on hand to witness his historic evening.

The Traditional sprints were part of the final NASCAR Dash Series event at Cedar Lake and drew a good field of eighteen cars. Three 10-lap heat races were run with Jimmy Kouba, Peterson and current TSCS point leader Mike Mueller picking up the wins. Following the redraw for the top four drivers in passing and finishing points, Jimmy Kouba and Brad Peterson were on the front row with Joseph Kouba and 2014 TSCS Champion Cam Schafer rolling off from row two.

Veteran racer Jimmy Kouba drove to the early lead at the drop of the green flag for the 25 lap feature race. Kouba led the opening two laps before Peterson snuck by to lead lap 3. Kouba regained the top spot and once again led two laps. Peterson took the lead back on lap 6 and began to settle into the top spot as the laps clicked off caution-free. Peterson was generally running up on the cushion while Kouba was down on the bottom. Cam Schafer joined Peterson up top and began to work his way forward. Schafer took second near the midway point and slowly closed in on Peterson. On lap 17, Schafer slid under Peterson in turn one and held a brief lead before Peterson ducked back underneath exiting turn two to retake the top spot. Schafer's slide job cost him some momentum, as he slipped back several car lengths. Schafer again slowly erased the margin in the waning laps and was right behind Peterson at the white flag. Entering turn three on the final lap, Schafer made another slide job attempt and once again briefly held the lead. Schafer gave Peterson the running room he needed to blast past him coming down the front stretch to secure the victory, as both drivers raced each other clean. Peterson beat Schafer by about a car length at the checkers in a thrilling finish for 25 laps of nonstop racing action. As they so often do, the Traditional sprints once again provided an entertaining feature race for the fans.

Following Peterson and Schafer across the line in third was July 29 CLS winner Brian VanMeveren. Mueller and 12th starter Jake Kouba rounded out the top five. Completing the top ten finishers was Jimmy Kouba, 16th starter Tony Norem (earning the GRP Motorsports Hard Charger Award), another rookie Caley Emerson from 13th, Bryan Roach and Johnny Parsons III. Sixteen cars finished the race with fifteen of them on the lead lap. Nary a caution waved all night long in any of the Traditional sprint car races. It was the second night in a row that a Traditional sprint car feature went nonstop, and if you look back to the July 29 feature race at CLS, only one caution slowed the pace in that race.

Also of interest, Brad Peterson joined James Giossi as winners at the Cedar Lake Speedway this summer in their rookie season. Peterson as mentioned in the Traditional sprints while Giossi, who has raced twice in his Traditional sprint car this season, won a NASCAR late model feature a couple of weeks ago at CLS. Impressive accomplishments for each of these drivers starting out in a new division. To no surprise, Peterson is the leading candidate to win the 2017 GRP Motorsports Rookie of the Year Award in the Traditional Sprint Car Series. Peterson has raced twelve times this season with ten top ten finishes. Other rookies this season include former late model racer Caley Emerson and Cody Emmans. Each of those drivers have run seven times in TSCS competition this season. Emerson was just coming off an impressive second place finish the night before at Granite City. Emerson has also run some shows up north in the upstart Northern Renegade non-winged sprints.

The Traditional sprints along with the UMSS winged sprints will make their inaugural appearance at a new track for each division next Saturday night at the Upper Iowa Speedway in Decorah, Iowa. It will mark the first time that the Traditional sprints have ventured into the state of Iowa. The Traditional sprint car feature will pay $500 to win on August 26 thanks to some added sponsorship from GRP Motorsports. Keep tabs on all of the Traditional sprint car racing action by visiting our website at www.umsprints.com and clicking on the blue logo or by following us on Facebook.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway August 19, 2017 (Race #17)

A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 93-Brad Peterson, [2]; 2. 14-Cam Schafer, [4]; 3. 24-Brian VanMeveren, [8]; 4. 87-Mike Mueller, [5]; 5. 6-Jake Kouba, [12]; 6. 2K-Jimmy Kouba, [1]; 7. 1-Tony Norem, [16]; 8. 15E-Caley Emerson, [13]; 9. 99-Bryan Roach, [9]; 10. 12-Johnny Parsons III, [6]; 11. 7-Scott Brandt, [7]; 12. 55-Joseph Kouba, [3]; 13. 29-Hunter Custer, [10]; 14. 48-Neal Matuska, [14]; 15. 33C-Cody Emmans, [17]; 16. 23-Jake Hendrickson, [18]; 17. (DNF) 90-Tony Klose, [15]; 18. (DNF) 69S-Jon Lewerer, [11] Lap Leaders: Jimmy Kouba 1-2, Peterson 3, Kouba 4-5, Peterson 6-25. No cautions. Very good race! 14 tried twice to win and came up just short at the checkers. First win for Brad Peterson in rookie season! GRP Motorsports $100 Hard Charger Award to Tony Norem with a +9.

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 2K-Jimmy Kouba, [1]; 2. 55-Joseph Kouba, [5]; 3. 24-Brian VanMeveren, [3]; 4. 7-Scott Brandt, [6]; 5. 90-Tony Klose, [2]; 6. 23-Jake Hendrickson, [4] Lap Leader: Jimmy Kouba 1-10. No cautions.

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 93-Brad Peterson, [1]; 2. 12-Johnny Parsons III, [2]; 3. 99-Bryan Roach, [3]; 4. 69S-Jon Lewerer, [5]; 5. 15E-Caley Emerson, [4]; 6. 1-Tony Norem, [6] Lap Leader: Peterson 1-10. No cautions.

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 87-Mike Mueller, [1]; 2. 14-Cam Schafer, [5]; 3. 29-Hunter Custer, [2]; 4. 6-Jake Kouba, [3]; 5. 48-Neal Matuska, [4]; 6. 33C-Cody Emmans, [6] Lap Leader: Mueller 1-10. No cautions.

 

 

The Plan Falls into Place for Charles Davis, Jr., in Freedom Tour Finale

Lonnie Wheatley, WICHITA, Kan. (August 19, 2017) – Charles Davis, Jr., had a plan in place for Saturday night’s Fifth Annual USAC Southwest Sprint Cars “Freedom Tour” finale atop 81 Speedway’s 3/8-mile clay oval.

It wasn’t among the most diabolical plans, yet a worthy one for the driver of the Massey Motorsports No. 50 RSS Industries/Rod End Supply entry from Buckeye, AZ.

“I said that if I won this thing tonight, I was going to park it in the beer garden,” the Chargin’ one quipped prior to the four-race set’s 25-lap finale.

The multi-time Arizona state champ delivered, taking command in the latter stages to snare the $2,250 win in what falls into the classification of an “instant classic”. A $250 bonus from Alternative Pest Management bumped the posted $2,000 winner’s share with another $250 split among runner-up R.J. Johnson and third-place finisher Tye Mihocko.

Davis, Jr., parked his winning mount in the breezeway in front of the “Tie-Rod Bar & Grill” beer garden area and proceeded to deliver victory lane interviews from the perch of the flagstand much to the delight of the crowd.

After accumulating the most points in heat race action, Davis, Jr., gridded the feature field sixth with Yuma’s Mike Martin gunning into the early lead as he looked to chase down a third “Freedom Tour” triumph atop 81 Speedway clay.

Martin soon succumbed to the charges of hometown hero Jeremy Campbell on the high side, with the Michigan native transplanted to Kansas slipping away while Davis, Jr., battled into second and then Dustin Morgan worked his way into third from the ninth starting position.

Davis, Jr., closed the gap on Campbell soon after the midway point and was poised to challenge until slipping off the edge of turn two on the 16th round and losing ten car-lengths. Davis, Jr., scrambled to make up lost ground until a caution flew after 18 laps.

The battle was on, with Campbell slipping off turn two as well on the restart and Morgan charging past both to take command before another caution flew one lap later.

“That caution killed my rhythm,” Campbell said afterward.

Morgan led the way on the restart, but Davis, Jr., made an uncharacteristic move to the low side of the track to edge into the lead with Friday night winner R.J. Johnson entering the lead mix from the tenth starting position.

Morgan pounded the top side too aggressively, going for a wild ride off the top of turn three on the 22nd lap with Campbell sliding into the scene as well.

Davis, Jr. fought off R.J. Johnson over the remaining four laps to become the lone repeat winner of the Fifth Annual “Freedom Tour” after winning Wednesday’s opening leg at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway.

“I hate the bottom, but I’m glad I found it down there in time,” Davis, Jr., commented after the upper portion of the track slowed in the final rounds. “I was uncomfortable down there, but it worked.”

Johnson settled for runner-up honors while Tye Mihocko made it an Arizona sweep of the podium by capturing third-place. Making her first “Freedom Tour” start of the week, Guthrie, Oklahoma’s Michelle Decker surged as far forward as third in the closing stages before setting for fourth at the stripe with Arizona’s Shon Deskins rounding out the top five.

Martin was sixth with 14th-starter Craig Carroll, Anthony Nicholson, Forrest Sutherland and Ty Hulsey completing the top ten.

Fifth Annual USAC Southwest Freedom Tour Round Four Results

August 19, 2017 – 81 Speedway (Wichita, KS)

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 78-Chris Bonneau (1), 2. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (6), 3. 16-Mike Martin (3), 4. 93-Dustin Morgan (2), 5. 77m-R.J. Johnson (5), 6. 16x-Anthony Nicholson (7), 7. 24c-Craig Carroll (4).

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 5-Tye Mihocko (1), 2. 85-Forrest Sutherland (2), 3. 7-Shon Deskins (3), 4. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (6), 5. 13-Dennis Gile (7), 6. 7x-Michelle Decker (4), 7. 24h-Ty Hulsey (5).

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (6), 2. 77m-R.J. Johnson (10), 3. 5-Tye Mihocko (4), 4. 7x-Michelle Decker (12), 5. 7-Shon Deskins (7), 6. 16-Mike Martin (1), 7. 24c-Craig Carroll (14), 8. 16x-Anthony Nicholson (11), 9. 85-Forrest Sutherland (3), 10. 24h-Ty Hulsey (13), 11. 13-Dennis Gile (8), 12. 78-Chris Bonneau (5), 13. 93-Dustin Morgan (9), 14. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (2).

Lap Leaders: Mike Martin 1-3, Jeremy Campbell 4-18, Dustin Morgan 19, Charles Davis, Jr. 20-25.

 

 

Holtgraver FAST in Summer Shootout at Mercer Raceway Park; Bova Scores First FAST Win; Fink, Shook, and Marcucci Winners Too

(Mercer, PA August 19, 20167): Danny Holtgraver returned to familiar territory, the victory lane at Mercer Raceway Park, when he captured the Summer Shootout presented by J.S. Bova Excavating. It was his second Mercer victory of the season despite racing just a part-time schedule. The race was a battle for bragging rights between the Precise Racing Products 410 Sprints and the potent FAST Sprints from the Fremont Attica Sprint Tour. While Holtgraver has considerable experience racing in Western Ohio with the All Stars, he cut his teeth on the tricky Mercer oval.

Also getting wins on this special night were Cody Bova in the FAST and Bonnell's Rod Shop 305 Sprint challenge, Kyle Fink in the Turn 4 Toilets 358 Modifieds, Shane Shook in the Ray's Racing Collectibles and Eperthener's Auto Wrecking Mini Stocks, and Mark Marcucci in the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites.

Regarding his limited appearances this season, Holtgraver has a remarkable winning percentage. "This is working out pretty good," he said. "Sometimes it is better to be lucky than good, and that was the situation right there, you know, a couple of guys dropped out." But Holtgraver was being humble, for he was also good, quite good, when it counted. "Once I got the wing back a little bit and found the cushion, it was on the edge, and once I found it, I just ran the he!! out of it."

Adam Kekich and George Hobaugh, Jr. had the front row for the start of the thirty lapper. Holtgraver and the defending Mercer track champion, Jack Sodeman, Jr. had the second row, with Broc Martin and Chris Andrew in the third. At the drop of the green, Kekich led Hobaugh into the first corner, and Holtgraver maneuvered past Sodeman for third. Sodeman slipped past Holtgraver by the time the first lap was completed, however.

Kekich led through the first caution, which occurred on lap four when Jimmy Morris stopped on the back chute. Kekich was able to lead only one more lap, though. His car slowed in turn one with five complete, and he drove into the infield coming off the second corner. That gave the lead over to Hobaugh, who was gunning for his first ever 410 victory at Mercer Raceway Park.

Hobaugh control of the race, but Sodeman was beginning to reel him in as they approached lapped traffic. With thirteen laps completed, the race took a dramatic turn. Hobaugh bobbled between turns one and two, losing some of his momentum. Sodeman saw an opportunity and he dove inside Hobaugh as they both tried to sort through the slower cars. They were side by side coming off turn two, and touched wheels. Both cars spun, but Hobaugh was able to keep moving. Miraculously, he also kept the lead. Sodeman was not so fortunate, as he spun to a halt midway down the back stretch.

Hobaugh kept the point for the restart, but now he had Holtgraver on his tail. Andrews tried to sneak past Holtgraver coming off turn four when the race resumed, but Holtgraver had the better line through one and two to keep the second position. Meanwhile, Martin and Dan Kuriger were fighting for fourth.

Vincent Doughtery slowed the pace four laps later when he stopped in turn two. Hobaugh still had the when things went green again, but Holtgraver was busy searching for a faster line. He found something on the outside of turns three and four and he began to mount a serious challenge for the lead. With 22 complete, he and Hobaugh were wheel to wheel coming off turn four, but Hobaugh was not ready to give up the lead. The next time around, he had no choice, as Holtgraver made a powerful move coming through three and four to take the lead.

Holgraver's journey to the checkers was interrupted once more for another stopped car in the second corner. This time, it was D.J. Foos, who had charged from deep in the field to make a bid for a top five finish.

Holtgraver showed Hobaugh his heels over the final six laps. During that time, the battle on the track was for the fourth spot, involving Andrews and Kuriger. Kuriger did get a nose under Andrews once, between three and four, but Andrews rallied to keep the position.

At the checkers, it was Holtgraver by over 2.7 seconds. Hobaugh maintained second, his best finish at the Park. Martin, Andrews, and Kuriger were next across the finish line. Brian Lay was sixth, ahead of Michael Bauer, Duane Zablocki, Tyler Gunn, and Shawn Valenti.

The evening's fastest qualifier in the FAST and Precise Racing Products 410 Sprints was Danny Holtgraver. He turned in a time of 14.089 seconds. The heat wins were scored by Michael Bauer, Dan Kuriger, and Jimmy Morris. There was no B Main.

Cody Bova fought off a persistent Paul Weaver to earn his tenth victory in 305 Sprint Car racing at the Park. For the former Modified Lite champion, it was his fist victory on the tough FAST 305 circuit.

Bova was especially pleased with the outcome, as his family's business was the sponsor for the night. "This one is huge, I don't know if it's soaked in yet," he said. "To come out here and win at my home track, and win my first FAST race, man, this is awesome." It wasn't easy, though. "There were a lot of close calls there, especially once Paul (Weaver) passed me, I wasn't giving it up that easy, so to pass him in lapped traffic and have some close calls like that, it's pretty special."

Bova led from the start, but Weaver and Nate Dussel were battling for second in the early going. Once Weaver took control of the position, he began to chase down the leader. Weaver tried the high side, and then the low side, but he was unable to get past Bova. Finally, he swept around Bova coming through turn four. Bova immediately began to plan his counterattack.

Bova stayed close as the leaders approached lapped traffic. He dipped low in the first corner and regained the lead on lap 14. Bova would continue to lead the rest of the 25 lap distance, but he knew that Weaver was constantly close.

When the checkers flew, Bova had a slim margin of .582 seconds over the veteran Weaver. Dussel crossed in third. Andy Priest was fourth, and Kyle Capodice was fifth. Steven Rando, Seth Schneider, Landon LaLonde, Chase Dunham, and Mike Marano, II completed the top ten.

The FAST and Bonnell's Rod Shop 305 Sprints did not take time this evening. Their heat winners were Seth Schneider, Nate Dussel, and Bobby Clark. There was no B Main.

Kyle Fink was aboard Jimmy Holden's car for this night of racing. He brought the car to victory lane for the eighth time of the season in the Turn 4 Toilets 358 Modified division. For Fink it was win number four, with the three previous triumphs being in his own machine. "I knew I had to win in that car. If I didn't win in that car, people were going to talk."

When asked to compare the Holden car to his own, Fink said "I like this. That motor is better than what I got." He added, "I can't thank Dean Holden enough for letting me run his car tonight. I've chased those guys for a looong time and for them to say 'hey, drive our car, that's great, really good.'"

Lonny Riggs chased Fink the entire way, but could not get close enough to make a move for the win. Kyle Holden scored his best finish at the track, a third, followed by J.R. McGinley and Tommy Kristyak. Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Jason Sines, Richard Whitney, Kevin Green, and Jerry Bowser were the remaining finishers.

In the Turn 4 Toilets 358 Modifieds, Lonnie Riggs topped the speed chart, at 17.125 seconds. Tommy Kristyak and Sid Unverzagt, Jr. prevailed in their respective heat races.

Isaac Paden bolted out front at the start of the Mini Stock feature presented by Ray's Racing Collectibles and Eperthener's Auto Wrecking. Paden held off Tyler Fulton in the early going, and later Bill Fuchs and Shane Shook. But, lady luck was not on Paden's side, as a mechanical problem knocked him from the lead. Shook was in position to pick up the slack and led the final five laps. Fuchs was second, with Fulton third. Tim Callahan and Mike Porterfield were fourth and fifth. Ed Haylett, Summer Pitts, Pat Hanlon, Karlee Longwell, and WIlliam Haylett completed the top ten.

Anthony Shetter was unhurt when he flipped his car in a turn four crash during the feature.

The Ray's Racing Collectibles and Eperthener's Auto Wrecking Mini Stocks had a pair of heats, won by Tyler Fulton and Isaac Paden. There was no B Main.

Mark Marcucci captured his eighth feature win in the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites. Marcucci had a $200 bounty on his head, but nobody could collect the extra cash. Marcucci methodically worked his way to the front and took the lead on lap nine. Alan Dellinger and Doug Stanley, both of whom have graced victory lane at the track this season, were no match for Marcucci this night. They were second and third. Fourth went to Cole Petrelle. Joey Zambotti was fifth. Jacob Bova, Brandon Shaw, Vivian Jones, Chris Logan, and Bob Boano were the next five across the line.

Mark Marcucci qualified the best in the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites, at 18.852 seconds. Preliminaries belonged to Kenny Meadows, Rod Jones, and Joey Zambotti. There was no B Main.

Next week, August 26, will be the regular season finale. There will be racing for all five Saturday Night Live! divisions, and it will be the final night of points. Season championships will be determined. Before the feature events, all fans will get the opportunity to mix and mingle with their favorite drivers, as it will be a Herr's Meet Your Heroes Night as well. But, there is more! The Patriot Sprint Tour will be in, courtesy of Bonnell's Rod Shop, to make up for the rainout earlier in the season. Watch the website for details of some other fun activities to be added to the card.

Remember that the only action set for the speedway during the month of September will be the Final Fall Nationals for the USA East Region. The sound and the fury of the trucks and tractors will be presented by Watson's Inc.

Mercer Raceway Park will host the final racing on the oval on October 6 and 7, when the 17th Annual Little Guys Nationals will be presented by American Racer Tires.

FAST/Precise Racing Products 410 Sprint Cars: Danny Holtgraver, George Hobaugh, Jr., Broc Martin, Chris Andrews, Dan Kuriger, Brian Lay, Michael Bauer, Duane Zablocki, Tyler Gunn, Shawn Valenti, Bryan Saulsbery, Mike Miller, Vincent Dougherty, Joe Lockhart, Eric L. WIlliams, D.J. Foos, Gary Kriess, Jr., Jack Sodeman, Jr., Adam Kekich, Jim Morris, Dennis Wagner (DNS), Jeremy Hill (DQ).

FAST/Bonnell's Rod Shop 305 Sprint Cars: Cody Bova, Paul Weaver, Nate Dussel, Andy Priest, Kyle Capodice, Steven Rando, Seth Schneider, Landon LaLonde, Chase Dunham, Mike Marano, II, Jason Keckler, Kelsey Ivy, Dustin Rall, Bobby Clark, Tyler Street, Darin Gallagher, Gregg McCandless, Bob McMillin, Jeremy Kornbau, Mike Miller, George Englert (DNS).

Turn 4 Toilets 358 Modifieds: Kyle Fink, Lonny Riggs, Kyle Holden, J.R. McGinley, Tommy Kristyak, Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Jason Sines, Richard Whitney, Kevin Green, Jerry Bowser, Shawn Fleeger.

Ray's Racing Collectibles/Eperthener's Auto Wrecking Mini Stocks: Shane Shook, Bill Fuchs, Tyler Fulton, Tim Callahan, Mike Porterfield, Ed Haylett, Summer Pitts, Pat Hanlon, Karlee Longwell, WIlliam Haylett, Nick Steiger, Isaac Paden, Justin Bailey, J.R. Shaner, Anthony Shetter, Joe Campbell, Josh McCracken (DNS).

Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites: Mark Marcucci, Alan Dellinger, Doug Stanley, Cole Petrelle. Joey Zambotti, Jacob Bova, Brandon Shaw, Vivian Jones, Chris Logan, Bob Boano, Jason Johnston, Jacob Eakin, A.J. Barris, Dusty Frantz, Justin Eddy, Chris Robinson, Ed Murdick, Kenny Meadows, Shane Webb, Rod Jones, Doug Jones, Jay Dye (DNS), Tyler Parnell (DNS).

 

 

Holtgraver, Bova score exciting FAST wins at Mercer

By Brian Liskai

MERCER, PA. (Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017) – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Danny Holtgraver hasn’t raced a whole lot in 2017, but when he does, he makes it pay off. Holtgraver, competing in only his 13th event this season, took the lead with just eight laps remaining to score his third win in the past couple of weeks at Mercer Raceway Park Saturday. It was Holtgraver’s first ever All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics win on JS Bova Excavating Night and was worth $3,000.

Early on it looked like pole-sitter Adam Kekich would take home the top prize but mechanical issues ended his run at the front after just eight laps. George Hobaugh inherited the lead and was quickly pressured by Jack Sodeman Jr. The pair tangled on the back stretch battling for the top spot with Sodeman going pit side with 13 laps scored. Hobaugh was able to drive away on the restart as Holtgraver took a few laps to get his rhythm. With 10 laps to go Holtgraver had closed on Hobaugh and blasted to the leaders outside on lap 22 to gain the lead just prior to the caution flying for FAST point leader DJ Foos who had a part failure.

With a clear track Holtgraver powered away for his second big paycheck in as many weeks – he won $3,000 at Sharon Speedway the previous Saturday – and the 13th win of his career at Mercer. Hobaugh, Broc Martin, Chris Andrews and Dan Kuriger rounded out the top five.

“This is working out pretty good. Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good and that was the situation right there. A couple of guys dropping out there. I can’t thank my dad, Dave, Pup, Mark…everybody that works on this thing. They gave me a fast race car all night. The guys did a hell of a job with the race track again. This place gets better and better every time we come back. Once I got the wing back a little bit and found the cushion…it’s on the edge. Once I found it all the way up there and just started running the hell out of it I started to get momentum. I have to thank everyone who helps out on this car…Bonnell’s Rod Shop, DKW Transport, AIM, Alternative Power Sources, J&J Auto Racing, VRP Shocks, HP Engines…can’t thank everybody enough,” said Holtgraver.

In the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, Cody Bova from nearby Struthers, Ohio, and current FAST point leader Paul Weaver, who has scored nine wins in 2017, put on a very entertaining show. Bova jumped into the early lead with Weaver hunting him down and taking the point late with Bova using heavy lapped traffic to regain the top spot to drive to the win. For Bova, who has raced a majority of the FAST events in 2017, it was his first ever series win and his 10th career victory at Mercer Raceway Park.

“This one is huge. To beat Paul Weaver…he passed me and I passed him back in lapped traffic…that’s just awesome. Paul’s a great driver…actually all these FAST drivers are top-notch drivers. To come out here and win at my home track and to win my first FAST race is just awesome. There were a lot of close calls in lapped traffic. Once Paul passed me…I wasn’t going to give this up that easy. I want to thank JS Bova Excavating, AIMI Imaging Services, Richardson Tree Service, Gressman Powersports, Kaptured Speed, Welding Tech, my dad, my mom, my girlfriend, Scott Priester, and all the friends and family that came out tonight,” Bova said.

With just three races left in the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series and two remaining in the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series, the point battles have tightened up.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2017 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Series presented by Ohio Logistics, or the 2017 JLH General Contractors FAST ‘305’ Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the FAST Series at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2017 FAST Series point fund: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ohio Logistics, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Kistler Racing Products, 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, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Weld Racing Wheels, Joe and Fran Darmofal and the Pub 400 of Fremont

Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017

Mercer Raceway Park

Starting position [*]

FAST 410 Sprints – All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads

Heat 1 (10 laps)

1. 9z-Duane Zablocki [2]; 2. 16-Chris Andrews [4]; 3. 23jr.-Jack Sodeman [3]; 4. 46-Michael Bauer [1]; 5. 7-Shawn Valenti [5]; 6. G1-Mike Miller [6]; 7. 14h-Jeremy Hill [7]

Heat 2 (10 laps)

1. 08-Dan Kuriger [2]; 2. 83m-Broc Martin [1]; 3. 40-George Hobaugh [3]; 4. 45L-Brian Lay [4]; 5. 27x-Vincent Dougherty [5]; 6. 126-Bryan Saulsbery [6]; 7. 58-Joe Lockhart [7]

Heat 3 (10 laps)

1. 4n-Jim Morris [1]; 2. D4-Danny Holtgraver [3]; 3. 5K-Adam Kekich [2]; 4. 55-Gary Kriess [4]; 5. 23-DJ Foos [5]; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn [6]; 7. 4W-Eric L. Williams [7]

A-main (30 laps)

1. D4-Danny Holtgraver [4]; 2. 40-George Hobaugh [2]; 3. 83M-Broc Martin [5]; 4. 16-Chris Andrews [6]; 5. 08-Dan Kuriger [8]; 6. 45L-Brian Lay [11]; 7. 46-Michael Bauer [10]; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki 9]; 9. 68G-Tyler Gunn[18]; 10. 7-Shawn Valenti [13]; 11. 126-Bryan Saulsbery [17]; 12. G1-Mike Miller [16]; 13. 27x-Vincent Dougherty [14]; 14. 58-Joe Lockhart [20]; 15. 4W-Eric L. Williams [21]; 16. 23-DJ Foos [15]; 17. 55-Gary Kriess [12]; 18. 23jr-Jack Sodeman Jr. [3]; 19. 5k-Adam Kekich [1]; 20. 4N-Jim Morris [7]; 21. 14H-Jeremy Hill [19]; 22. 38-Dennis Wagner (DNS)

FAST 305 Sprints – JLH General Contractor

Heat 1 (10 laps)

1. 36-Seth Schneider [3]; 2. 66D-Chase Dunham [2]; 3. 25-Jacon Keckler [6]; 4. 12c-Kyle Capodice [4]; 5. G1-Mike Miller [1]; 6. 12-Darin Gallagher [7]; 7. 5-Bob McMillin [5]

Heat 2 (10 lap)

1. 1-Nate Dussel [1]; 2. 19r-Steve Rando [2]; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver [6]; 4. 20B-Cody Bova [5]; 5. 7J-Greg McCandless [4]; 6. 4*-Tyler Street [3]; 7. 9R-Dustin Rall [7]

Heat 3 (10 laps)

1. 8-Bobby Clark [2]; 2. 41-Andy Priest [3]; 3. 2L-Landon LaLonde [5]; 4. 34M-Mike Marano III [6]; 5. 20i-Kelsey Ivy [7]; 6. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau [1]; 7. 11x-George Englert (DNS)

A-Main (25 laps)

1. 20B-Cody Bova [1]; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver [2]; 3. 1-Nate Dussel [3]; 4. 41-Andy Priest [5]; 5. 12c-Kyle Capodice [7]; 6. 19R-Steve Rando [4]; 7. 36-Seth Schneider [6]; 8. 2L-Landon LaLonde [11]; 9. 66D-Chase Dunham [12]; 10. 34M-Mike Marano III [9]; 11. 25-Jason Keckler [8]; 12. 20i-Kelsey Ivy [15]; 13. 9R-Dustin Rall [20]; 14. 8-Bobby Clark [10]; 15. 4*-Tyler Street [17]; 16. 12-Darin Gallagher [16]; 17. 7J-Greg McCandless [14]; 18. 5-Bob McMillin [19]; 19. 27k-Jeremy Kornbau [18]; 20. G1-Mike Miller [13]; 21. 11x-George Englert [DNS)

 

 

Wilson Wire-to-Wire for Sprint Series of Oklahoma Ardmore Victory!

Ardmore, Oklahoma – August 18, 2017 - Chad Wilson quickly took the lead from his fourth starting position and never looked back to claim his second-career Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature Friday night at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore.

Tucker Doughty and defending tour champion Andy Shouse started on the front row for the twenty-lap feature with Wilson the one taking the lead as the green flag fell.

Several cautions dotted the night’s feature finale yet Wilson would hold on to become the seventh different feature winner of the 2017 race season and second-career at Southern Oklahoma Speedway.

Tenth starting Michael Day, who won earlier here at SOS, came home second while Doughty held on for third. Gary Owens, who had to run and won the twelve- lap “B” feature, started seventeenth and come home fourth while Blake Dacus, who finished second in the “B” feature, to Owens, rounded out the top five.

The four heat races for the thirty-three-car field were won by Wilson, Steven Shebester, Marcus Thomas and Doughty.

The tour will now load up, make all the proper maintenance and head on over to the series inaugural visit to the famed Lawton Speedway for a Saturday night to round out the double-header weekend for the series.

Sprint Series of Oklahoma

Southern Oklahoma Speedway/Ardmore, Oklahoma

August 18, 2017

33 Cars

1st Heat: 1) Chad Wilson, 2) Andy Shouse, 3) Justin Mowry, 4) Steve McMackin, 5) Loyd Clevenger, 6) John Ricketts, 7) Joshua Hanna, 8) Blake Scott

2nd Heat: 1) Steven Shebester, 2) Jake Martens, 3) Tanner Conn, 4) Tristan Oakes, 5) Chris Kelly, 6) Travis Shots, 7) Robert Byrom, 8) Sterling Hoff

3rd Heat: 1) Marcus Thomas, 2) Jeff Day, 3) Justin Filfield, 4) Brandon Anderson, 5) Gary Owens, 6) Joey Starnes, 7) Micha Baccus, 8) Warren Fields, 9) Martin Edwards

4th Heat; 1) Tucker Doughty, 2) Michael Day, 3) Monte Ferrieva, 4) Cody Whitworth, 5) Blake Dacus, 6) Robert Vetter, 7) Jerry Jumper, DNS) Blake Baccus

B Feature: 1) Gary Owens, 2) Blake Dacus, 3) Brandon Anderson, 4) Travis Shots, 5) John Ricketts, 6) Martin Edwards, 7) Robert Vetter, 8) Sterling Hoff, 9) Steve McMackin, 10) Micha Baccus, 11) Blake Scott, 12) Jerry Jumper, 13) Robert Byrom, 14) Joshua Hanna, DNS) Joey Starnes, Warren Fields, Blake Baccus

A Feature: 1) Chad Wilson, 2) Michael Day, 3) Tucker Doughty, 4) Gary Owens, 5) Blake Dacus, 6) Brandon Anderson, 7) Chris Kelly, 8) Jeff Day, 9) Loyd Clevenger, 10) Cody Whitworth, 11) Jake Martens, 12) Travis Shots, 13) Tristan Oakes, 14) Andy Shouse, 15) Justin Mowry, 16) Steven Shebester, 17) Tanner Conn, 18) Justin Filfield, 19) Marcus Thomas, 20) Monte Ferrieva

Lap Leaders: Wilson 1-20

 

 

Tatnell Sweeps Granite City Speedway UMSS Show Sauk Rapids, MN

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (8-18-17)

Brooke Tatnell added to his UMSS career win total on Friday evening August 18 at the Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids when he drove the Protofab sprinter to a clean sweep during the fourth race in the Midwest Power Equipment/GRP Motorsports Series on what turned out to be a decent summer evening after some rain showers earlier in the day. Tatnell won the first heat, first Challenge race and the feature for his second UMSS win of the season, second at Granite City Speedway having won back in 2014, and his 33rd over all in UMSS competition. Tatnell is certainly no stranger to Rock Auto Victory Lane at UMSS events. Tatnell, who had just recently raced in the main event last Saturday night at the prestigious Knoxville Nationals, picked up $1,500 for his efforts. Tatnell is two for two in full point shows this season with the UMSS and had a third place finish at Knoxville back on July 1 in a non-point event.

Although the weather was a bit questionable during the day with some light sprinkles falling about a half hour before the start of racing action, the skies cleared and it turned out to be a comfortable evening. The field was held down just a bit with fourteen UMSS winged sprints signed into the pits. Two 7-lap heat races and two 8-lap Challenge races were run with drivers earning passing and finishing points in each round of qualifiers in order to set the starting lineup for the feature event. Heat race wins went to Tatnell and 2015-2016 UMSS Champion Ryan Bowers. Tatnell topped the first Challenge race while current Midwest Power/GRP Motorsports Series point leader Derrik Lusk won the second Challenge race with a last lap pass of Chase Viebrock. The top four drivers in points then redrew for starting spots in the first two rows of the feature. As luck would have it (or not if you were a fellow competitor) Tatnell drew the pole position with Lusk starting outside front row. Current UMSS season point leader Chris Graf and Bowers would start from the second row.

During the second heat race, Anna Hippe's car made contact with the turn four concrete wall and required wrecker assistance to lift her battered sprinter to the pits. Anna's night was done in the winged sprints, as the car sustained heavy front and rear end damage. Thirteen cars made the call for the 25 lap feature race. Tatnell wasted little time in gaining the advantage over Lusk and opened up a comfortable lead. As the laps clicked off quickly under the green flag, Tatnell began lapping cars on lap eight. Twenty five laps later without a caution to close up the field, Tatnell had lapped up through the fifth place car and defeated Lusk by a margin of 5.5 seconds (about a straightaway). Lusk settled for second on this night with 2013 UMSS Champion Graf in third. Defending and two-time UMSS Champion Bowers rode home in fourth after a good battle with Graf during the early to middle portions of the race. Jared Goerges completed the top five. Rounding out the top ten finishers was Jason Tostenson in his second appearance of the season with the UMSS, leading Rookie of the Year candidate Viebrock, Jamey Ogston, Mike Mueller in the Pellersels 22 car, and Tori Knutson. Reed Allex, Kevin Bradwell and Denny Stordahl also finished, as no cars dropped out of the race which took a little over six minutes to complete on a well-prepared racing surface.

Word came just prior to the start of the drivers meeting that flooding rains over the previous three days at Madison, MN forced track officials to cancel the scheduled race for Saturday August 19. The speedway was literally a lake, as pictures popped up on various smart phones throughout the evening showing the flooded conditions. With the Madison show flooded out, the Midwest Power Equipment/GRP Motorsports Series will now have eight races with the Granite City show marking the halfway point. With two wins and two second place finishes, Derrik Lusk of Jackson has 980 points with two-time and defending Midwest Power Series Champion Chris Graf of Glencoe sitting in second with 952 points. Ryan Bowers of Ham Lake is third with 924 points. Chase Viebrock and Kevin Bradwell have 907 and 832 points to round out the top five. Reed Allex is just nine points behind Bradwell, as those six drivers have run all four races. Four more shows remain with the inaugural appearance by the UMSS at the Northern Iowa Speedway in Decorah next Saturday August 26. After a break over the Labor Day weekend, the UMSS winged sprints return for the 17th Annual Jerry Richert, Sr. Memorial at the Cedar Lake Speedway on Saturday September 9. The season concludes with a double header weekend on September 15-16 at Spencer, Iowa and the big season ending show at the Deer Creek Speedway. All four of the remaining UMSS winged shows will also have the Traditional sprint cars in action and the final three events will also feature the IRA Outlaw 410 sprints on the program. Race fans will certainly want to make plans to attend one or more of these final races, as the battle for the Midwest Power Equipment/GRP Motorsports Series title heats up plus it is a great opportunity to see some exciting sprint car racing action before another season is in the record books. Keep tabs on all of the UMSS winged sprint car action by visiting our website at www.umsprints.com and clicking on the red logo or by following us on Facebook.

UMSS Race Results - Granite City Speedway August 18, 2017 (Race #12) Race 4 of 8 in Midwest Power Equip/GRP Motorsports Series

Midwest Power Equip/GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 14-Brooke Tatnell, [1]; 2. 2-Derrik Lusk, [2]; 3. 20G-Chris Graf, [3]; 4. 64-Ryan Bowers, [4]; 5. 9-Jared Goerges, [5]; 6. 36-Jason Tostenson, [9]; 7. 50-Chase Viebrock, [8]; 8. 03-Jamey Ogston, [12]; 9. 22-Mike Mueller, [6]; 10. 14K-Victoria (Tori) Knutson, [7]; 11. 91A-Reed Allex, [10]; 12. 77-Kevin Bradwell, [13]; 13. 34-Denny Stordahl, [11]; (DNS) 5-Anna Hippe, Lap Leader: Tatnell 1-25. No cautions. Margin of victory 5.5 seconds.

Midwest Power Equip Challenge Race 1 (8 Laps): 1. 14-Brooke Tatnell, [5]; 2. 20G-Chris Graf, [4]; 3. 9-Jared Goerges, [2]; 4. 36-Jason Tostenson, [6]; 5. 34-Denny Stordahl, [1]; 6. 14K-Victoria (Tori) Knutson, [3]; (DNS) 5-Anna Hippe, Lap Leaders: Graf 1-6, Tatnell 7-8. No cautions.

GRP Motorsports Challenge Race 2 (8 Laps): 1. 2-Derrik Lusk, [3]; 2. 50-Chase Viebrock, [1]; 3. 64-Ryan Bowers, [5]; 4. 22-Mike Mueller, [4]; 5. 91A-Reed Allex, [2]; 6. 03-Jamey Ogston, [6]; 7. 77-Kevin Bradwell, [7] Lap Leaders: Viebrock 1-7, Lusk 8. No cautions.

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat 1 (7 Laps): 1. 14-Brooke Tatnell, [3]; 2. 22-Mike Mueller, [2]; 3. 14K-Victoria (Tori) Knutson, [7]; 4. 91A-Reed Allex, [4]; 5. 34-Denny Stordahl, [6]; 6. (DNF) 36-Jason Tostenson, [1]; 7. (DNF) 77-Kevin Bradwell, [5] Lap Leader: Tatnell 1-7. (1) caution for 36 & 77 contact turn 1 opening lap.

Rock Auto Heat 2 (7 Laps): 1. 64-Ryan Bowers, [1]; 2. 20G-Chris Graf, [4]; 3. 2-Derrik Lusk, [5]; 4. 9-Jared Goerges, [6]; 5. 50-Chase Viebrock, [2]; 6. 03-Jamey Ogston, [7]; 7. (DNF) 5-Anna Hippe, [3] Lap Leader: Bowers 1-7. (2) cautions. Initial start 2 wheel stand clipped tire. Stopped on back stretch. Okay to tag tail. With 5 laps scored 5 hard into turn 4 concrete wall (on hook to pits, done for the night).

 

 

Mike Mueller OWNS Granite City Speedway With Yet Another Win Sauk Rapids, MN

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (8-18-17)

Dominating performances come in different ways in the world of motorsports. For Mike Mueller, the Granite City Speedway is a special place. Once again Mueller completed a clean sweep of racing action in the UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series for the evening, as he sped to his fourth feature win in five attempts at GCS to put an exclamation mark on what it means to dominate at a particular track. Mueller celebrated his third win of the season in Rock Auto Victory Lane with a couple of sprint car racers (Cam Schafer and Cody Hahn) and his dad Herb. In a rare photo op, Herb Mueller was caught on camera smiling in Rock Auto Victory Lane following his son's dominating performance.

A few sprinkles fell about a half hour before racing action was scheduled to get underway, but the skies cleared and a comfortable evening set in for the lone appearance of the season by the Traditional sprints at Granite City. Fifteen of the popular non-winged sprint cars were on hand. Heat races were won by Anna Hippe and Mueller. It was another Dash for Cash night which resulted in another $150 in Mueller's pocket in what turned out to be actually the best race of the night. Mueller led the first three laps before Jake Kouba snuck around him to lead lap 4. Mueller raced hard to regain the lead over the final two laps with the margin of victory a mere 3/10ths of a second.

Following the preliminary races and a popular autograph session with both Traditional and UMSS winged drivers, it was time for the Traditional sprints to run the first feature of the evening. Anna Hippe had drawn the pole position with Mueller to her outside. Jake Kouba and Caley Emerson comprised the second row. Mueller quickly grabbed the lead on the opening lap and settled into his familiar bottom lane. Late model racer convert Caley Emerson fell into line behind Mueller, as the green light stayed on throughout the entire 25 lap feature race. In fact, the UMSS Traditional sprints have made six appearances at the Granite City Speedway dating back to 2012, and only one caution flag has flown in all six feature races that have been run. Although Emerson was able to close the gap some on Mueller in the waning laps, Mueller's strong performance at GCS prevailed for the win by about a half second over Emerson at the checkers. Emerson turned in his best UMSS Traditional sprint car feature race performance so far with a sold second place effort, as Caley is in his first full season behind the wheel of a non-winged sprint car. Scott Brandt finished third with Anna Hippe and Jake Kouba rounding out the top five. Completing the top ten finishers was Jeremy Kerzman, Joseph Kouba, Bryan Roach, 15th starter Jimmy Kouba and Tony Norem. Neal Matuska and Cody Emmans also completed 25 laps, as twelve of the fifteen starters were running at the conclusion of the race. During the entire evening, nary a caution flag waved for the Traditional sprint cars.

The Traditional sprints will now jump right back into action with a Saturday night show at the Cedar Lake Speedway August 19. This will be the only time during the season the sprints are part of a NASCAR Dash Series event, as CLS crowns its NASCAR Champions on this evening. A big night is in store for the drivers and race fans in all divisions, so come out and enjoy a great evening of racing at what several drivers and fans tend to describe as the Traditional Sprint Car Series home track. Keep tabs on all of the Traditional sprint car racing action by visiting our website at www.umsprints.com and clicking on the blue logo or by following us on Facebook.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - Granite City Speedway August 18, 2017 (Race #16)

A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 87-Mike Mueller, [2]; 2. 15E-Caley Emerson, [4]; 3. 7-Scott Brandt, [6]; 4. 16-Anna Hippe, [1]; 5. 6-Jake Kouba, [3]; 6. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman, [7]; 7. 55-Joseph Kouba, [8]; 8. 99-Bryan Roach, [10]; 9. 2K-Jimmy Kouba, [15]; 10. 1-Tony Norem, [13]; 11. 48-Neal Matuska, [12]; 12. 33C-Cody Emmans, [11]; 13. (DNF) 12-Johnny Parsons III, [5]; 14. (DNF) 90-Tony Klose, [14]; 15. (DNF) 69S-Jon Lewerer, [9] Lap Leader: Mueller 1-25. No cautions!

Dash 1 (6 Laps): 1. 87-Mike Mueller, [1]; 2. 6-Jake Kouba, [2]; 3. 12-Johnny Parsons III, [4]; 4. 7-Scott Brandt, [6]; 5. 16-Anna Hippe, [5]; 6. 15E-Caley Emerson, [3] Lap Leaders: Mueller 1-3, Jake Kouba 4, Mueller 5-6. No cautions.

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 16-Anna Hippe, [1]; 2. 15E-Caley Emerson, [2]; 3. 7-Scott Brandt, [4]; 4. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman, [6]; 5. 69S-Jon Lewerer, [5]; 6. 1-Tony Norem, [3]; 7. 48-Neal Matuska, [8]; 8. 2K-Jimmy Kouba, [7] Lap Leaders: Emerson 1-7, Hippe 8-10. No cautions.

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 87-Mike Mueller, [6]; 2. 12-Johnny Parsons III, [1]; 3. 6-Jake Kouba, [5]; 4. 55-Joseph Kouba, [2]; 5. 99-Bryan Roach, [4]; 6. 33C-Cody Emmans, [7]; 7. 90-Tony Klose, [3] Lap Leaders: Parsons 1-9, Mueller 10. No cautions.

 

 

Cory Turner, Mitch Brown and Chad Chevalier Headline List of Winners On Busy Jibs Action Sports Kids Race and Autograph Night at Ohsweken

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – August 19, 2017 – Ohsweken Speedway’s pit area was jammed with 148 cars for the busiest night of the year so far on Kids Race for the Canadian National Autism Foundation and Autograph Night presented by Jibs Action Sports on Friday. The Race of Champions Sportsman tour was in action for their second appearance at Ohsweken for a rescheduled event that was originally slated for June 23. The rained-out features from August 11 for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars and Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks were also on the schedule.

When the dust settled, it was Chad Chavalier who held off Brad Rouse to win the Race of Champions Sportsman Feature. Cory Turner and Mitch Brown visited Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprints Cars while Dave Bailey and Ryan Dinning won the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock Features. Josh Shantz won with the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Jon Janssens scored the HRW Automotive Mini Stock victory and Gillian Hils was the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber winner. KOOL KIDZ/CORR-PAK 360 SPRINT CARS Cory Turner (left) won his first career Ohsweken 360 Sprint Car Feature in the August 11 make-up for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars and Mitch Brown won the regularly scheduled event on Friday, August 18. (Photos by Dale Calnan/image Factor Media). The Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars were busy with a pair of Features on tap. The Renway Energy August 11 make-up feature was the second Feature of the night and saw Cory Turner and Dylan Westbrook lead the field to the green flag. Westbrook grabbed the early advantage over Turner, but was slowed by a lap two caution when Jamie Turner spun in turn four.

Westbrook regained his advantage on the restart and pulled away to a two-second advantage on lap seven. Westbrook was in top form and looked as though he was on his way to extending his point lead until the car went up in smoke on lap 13 right in front of Cory Turner, who had to swerve to miss the No.47x on the front straightaway. On the ensuing restart, Turner fended off Jim Huppunen’s attack and led the final seven laps to score his first career Feature win at Ohsweken.

The regularly scheduled Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car Feature presented by Jibs Action Sports saw four outside invaders drop in to Ohsweken for a pre-Canadian Sprint Car Nationals tune-up. Bryan Howland, Joe Trenca, Chuck Hebing and Kelly Hebing were all in attendance to take-on Ohsweken’s best.

Trenca held the pole for the 20-lap main event, but it was outside polesitter Mitch Brown who staked claim to the early lead. Behind Brown, third-starting Howland challenged Trenca for second on lap five and used a slide job off turn four to take the spot. Trenca had front end problems immediately after and retired to the pit area, which promoted Westbrook to third.

At the halfway mark, Westbrook experienced motor problems for the second time on the night and slowed off turn four. He was unable to continue. Howland took advantage of the track position on the restart and used another slide job off turn four to take the lead from Brown. Howland then checked out from Brown by a full straightaway before hitting slower traffic on lap 17. It didn’t slow Howland’s No.51 at all and he took the white flag with a convincing advantage over Brown.

However, the victory was not in the cards for Howland. His car slowed in turns one and two with drivetrain issues, ending his night. It setup a one-lap dash with Brown and Chuck Hebing nose-to-tail on the restart. Brown led off turn two and Hebing through a massive slide job in turn four to try and steal the win. Brown, however, was able to turn back underneath Hebing and win a drag race to the line by 0.133 seconds. Cory Turner, Jim Huppunen and Jake Brown completed the top-five.

Howland and Westbrook were the heat race winners. Howland was also the Ackland Insurance Top Gun award winner as the driver who earned the most passing points in heat race competition. RACE OF CHAMPIONS SPORTSMAN TOUR Chad Chevalier outdueled Brad Rouse to win the Race of Champions Sportsman Tour Feature in the Paul Williamson-owned No.14. (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media). The Race of Champions Sportsman Feature started with Chris Watters and Chad Chevalier on the front row. Chevalier claimed an early advantage with a run through the middle groove of the racetrack, but it was third-starting Brad Rouse who kept him close. Rouse nosed under chevalier in turn three and took the lead on lap four.

Rouse then opened his advantage to over a second by lap 10 of the 30-lap Feature. It was erased, however, by a caution on lap 11 when James Michael Friesen spun in turn two. On the restart, Rouse and Chevalier raced side-by-side. Rouse used the shorter bottom lane to hold the advantage.

Another caution on lap 18 for a stopped Jay Mallory changed the story of the race. Chevalier again raced alongside Rouse on the restart and on lap 20 when Rouse bobbled through the bumps on the bottom of turn one, Chevalier pulled away to a car-length lead. Rouse continuously tried to use the bottom lane to retake the lead, including on the final restart at lap 24, but couldn’t get it done as Chevalier’s momentum through the middle groove of the track carried him to the victory.

Justin Sharp’s late race surge took him from a top-five finish to a spot on the podium as he took third after starting 16th. Cody McPherson and Darrell Farraway rounded out the top-five. Friesen and Mallory set quick time in their respective heat groups while also picking up the heat race win. STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS Josh Shantz was the dominant man in the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car Feature. Shantz started outside the third row, but pounded through the highest lane to race into second behind Holly Porter on the opening lap.

On the second circuit, Shantz drove past Porter to the lead. The caution flag waved on four different occasions, including for point leader Mack DeMan who suffered a broken rim on lap six and major rear-end issues on lap 14.

Shantz couldn’t be touched on any restart, leaving Mike Thorne and Ryan Hunsinger to battle for second. Thorne came out on top while Hunsinger took third ahead of Aaron Turkey and Shone Evans, who completed the top-five. Jesse McDonald, Thorne, DeMan and Shantz were all heat race winners. Steven Beckett and Conor Mahoney earned B-Main wins to transfer to the Feature with teenage rookies Josh Hansen and Liam Martin. MIDDLEPORT MECHANICAL THUNDER STOCKS The night started with the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock’s August 11 make-up Feature and a front row composed of Kevin Pauls and Bryce Richardson. Richardson claimed an early lead and paced the opening four laps, but Jim Lampman quickly reeled in the No.11r and took the lead on lap five. However, all eyes were on the Burger Barn No.56 of Dereck Lemyre who raced from 18th in to the top-five. Lemyre ran the extreme outside lane and was able to take the lead from Lampman on lap 8.

Lemyre checked out from the rest of the field and was cruising on his way to a victory with a convincing half straightaway advantage following a lap 13 restart, but the car suffered terminal mechanical problems on lap 16. With Lemyre retired to the pit area, the point leader Dave Bailey assumed the lead and could not be touched over the final four laps as he claimed victory over Jason Lungaro and Ken Sargent.

In the regularly scheduled Feature, Ryan Dinning took full advantage of a top-10 starting spot after a flat tire derailed his efforts in the earlier Feature. Dinning drove from seventh to the lead on the opening lap and never looked back. He led all 20 laps of the non-stop Feature to score the win by a convincing 6.878 seconds margin of victory. Sargent earned the runner-up spot for his second podium finish of the night while Bailey rounded out the podium.

Dinning, Lungaro and Ryan Beagle claimed heat race wins. HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS The HRW Automotive Mini Stocks were the final Feature to hit the track for a 15-lap Feature. Davey Boughton drove from fifth to lead the opening lap, but Jason Dixon paced the field on lap two. Third-starting Kyle Wert stayed in the mix as well and challenged for the lead by running the high outside lane. He claimed the point on lap five and paced a tight battle up front until lap nine when Mark Bazuin took the top spot.

After a lap nine caution, Wert retook the lead, but was quickly under siege from B-Main winner Bobby Tolton and Brandon Janssens who were battling for second. It evolved into a three-wide battle for the lead with Wert out front until Janssens took the top spot for the final two laps and held off Tolton on the final corner for the win while Wert settled for third.

Martin Schroeder, Jonathan Ayrton and Bazuin were heat race winners while Tolton won the B-Main. GALE'S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS Jake Maas took an early lead in the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber Feature after starting outside the front row and built sizeable lead. Eight-starting Gillian HIls was quickly on the move through and raced into second before taking the lead from Maas with a pass in turn three on lap five.

A lap seven restart slowed Hils, but didn’t stop her from dominating the rest of the race as she pulled away to the victory over Maas and Paul Longboat. Zach Buchwald and Dustin Longboat completed the top-five. UP NEXT AT OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY Ohsweken Speedway wraps-up the month of August with two big events next week on back-to-back nights. On Thursday, August 24 it’s the Triple Crown Showdown featuring the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds. The Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars and Go Nuclear Late Model Series is also on the card. Advanced reserved tickets and camping are available online at https://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com.

Then, on Friday, August 25, Ohsweken will be back in action with $5 Fan Appreciation Friday Night Excitement featuring a special Topless Open Late Model event, the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, a 50-lap, $2000 Gale’s Auto Aftermarket challenge for the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Race time for both events is 7:30pm. For addition event information, including ticket prices and gate times, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com. OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY STATISTICAL REPORT August 18, 2017 Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada Jibs Action Sports Autograph Night and Kids Race for CNAF Total Entries – 148

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (19 entries)

A-Feature – Make-Up From August 11 (20 laps – No Time) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 97 Cory Turner (1); 2. 14h Jim Huppunen (4); 3. 10 Mitch Brown (6); 4. 38 Tyler Hendricks (5); 5. 9 Steve Lyons (9); 6. 91 Ryan Turner (3); 7. 01 Mikey Kruchka (7); 8. 21J John Burbridge Jr. (10); 9. 6 Curtis Gartly (12); 10. 11 Jamie Turner (13); 11. 47x Dylan Westbrook (2); 12. 2w Lee Winger (14); 13. 1-10 Jake Brown (8); 14. DNS 22 Jim Porter. A-Feature Lap Leaders – Dylan Westbrook 1-13; Cory Turner 14-20; Hard Charger – Steve Lyons (+4 – 9th to 5th)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 10 Mitch Brown (2); 2. 45 Chuck Hebing (5); 3. 97 Cory Turner (4); 4. 14h Jim Huppunen (10); 5. 1-10 Jake Brown (8); 6. 01 Mikey Kruchka (9); 7. 91 Ryan Turner (13); 8. 22 Shawn Sliter (6); 9. 10h Kelly Hebing (11); 10. 11 Jamie Turner (14); 11. 51 Bryan Howland (3); 12. 9 Steve Lyons (15); 13. 21 John Brubridge Jr. (17); 14. 6 Curtis Gartly (16); 15. 0c Cole McDonald (18); 16. 38 Tyler Hendricks (12); 17. 47x Dylan Westbrook (7); 18. 98 Joe Trenca (1); 19. DNS 2w Lee Winger; A-Feature Lap Leaders – Mitch Brown 1-10, 20; Bryan Howland 11-19; Hard Charger – Jim Huppunen (+6 – 10th to 4th)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Time: 1:59.702) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 51 Bryan Howland, Auburn, NY (8); 2. 22 Shawn Sliter, Port Colborne, ON (2); 3. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (3); 4. 45 Chuck Hebing, Ontario, NY (10); 5. 10h Kelly Hebing, Ontario, NY (4); 6. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Pain Court, ON (5); 7. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle, ON (1); 8. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford, ON (6); 9. 21J John Burbridge Jr., St. Williams, ON (7); 10. 0c Cole McDonald, Waterdown, ON (9}

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – 2:01.207) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Oakland, ON (2); 2. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford, ON (1); 3. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford, ON (4); 4. 98 Joe Trenca, Clay, NY (3); 5. 01 Mikey Kruchka, Hamilton, ON (6); 6. 14h Jim Huppunen, Fenwick, ON (8); 7. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (5); 8. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (7); 9. DNS 2w Lee Winger, Mount Hope, ON (9)

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($150): Bryan Howland ———————————————————– Race of Champions Sportsman Series (17 Entries)

A-Feature – (30 laps – No Time) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 14 Chad Chevalier (2); 2. 18r Brad Rouse (3); 3. 8s Justin Sharp (16); 4. 7 Cody McPherson (11); 5. 66 Darrell Farraway (10); 6. 17c Jordan Cosco (13); 7. 119 Chris Watters (1); 8. 96 Luke Carleton (14); 9. 21p Tyler Puchalski (4); 10. 15 Adam Leslie (6); 11. 73 Dylan Davidson (15); 12. 12p Emily Puchalski (17); 13. 1 Andrew Smith (9); 14. 54 Mark Chiddy (5); 15. 20 Jay Mallory (8); 16. 9r Tom Richau Jr. (12); 17. 72 James Michael Friesen (7); A-Feature Lap Leaders – Chad Chevalier 1-3, 20-30; Brad Rouse 4-19; Hard Charger – Justin Sharp (+13 – 16th to 3rd)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – 2:19.684) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 72 James Michael Friesen, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (1); 2. 119 Chris Watters, Springville, ON (3); 3. 14 Chad Chevalier, Port Colborne, ON (4); 4. 18r Brad Rouse, St. Catharines, ON (5); 5. 1 Andrew Smith, Lockport, NY (2); 6. 7 Cody McPherson, St. Catharines, ON (6); 7. 17c Jordan Cosco, St. Catharines, ON (8); 8. 73 Dylan Davidson, St. Catharines, ON (7)

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – 2:20.610) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 20 Jay Mallory, St. Catharines, ON (1); 2. 15 Adam Leslie, Port Colborne, ON (3); 3. 21p Tyler Puchalski, Port Colborne, ON (5); 4. 54 Mark Chiddy, Boston, NY (2); 5. 66 Darrell Farraway, Hamilton, ON (4); 6. 9r Tom Richau Jr., Cambria, NY (6); 7. 96 Luke Carleton, Port Colborne, ON (9); 8. 8s Justin Sharp, St. Catharines, ON (7); 9. 12p Emily Puchalski, Port Colborne, ON (8)

Qualifying Group 1 Pos. # Name. 1. 72 James Michael Friesen, 17.640; 2. 1 Andrew Smith, 17.678; 3. 119 Chris Watters, 17.687; 4. 14 Chad Chevalier, 17.693; 5. 18r Brad Rouse, 17.703; 6. 7 Cody McPherson, 17.771; 7. 73 Dylan Davidson, 17.848; 8. 17c Jordan Cosco, 17.897

Qualifying Group 2 Pos. # Name. 1. 20 Jay Mallory, 17.333; 2. 54 Mark Chiddy, 17.463; 3. 15 Adam Leslie, 17.476; 4. 66 Darrell Farraway, 17.502; 5. 21p Tyler Puchalski, 17.503; 6. 9r Tom Richau Jr., 17.588; 7. 8s Justin Sharp, 17.766; 8. 12p Tyler Puchalski, 17.771; 9. 96 Luke Carleton, No Time. ———————————————————– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (31 entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – NT) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 18 Josh Shantz (6); 2. 55 Mike Thorne (3); 3. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (2); 4. 68 Aaron Turkey (7); 5. 87x Shone Evans (10); 6. 1 Holly Porter (1); 7. 88h Josh Hansen (19); 8. 6m Eric McGlone (12); 9. 52 Jesse Costa (16); 10. 8 Hannah Ferrell (9); 11. 5d Jacob Dykstra (11); 12. 08 Steve Beckett (17); 13. 15 Dan Nanticoke (13); 14. 5 DJ Christie (14); 15. 29 Liam Martin (20); 16. 49h Jerry Hill (4); 17. 5c Conor Mahoney (18); 18. 3 AJ Lewis (15); 19. 88 Jesse McDonald (5); 20. 4 Mack DeMan (8). A-Feature Lap Leaders – Holly Porter 1; Josh Shantz 2-20; Hard Charger – Josh Hansen (+12 – 19th to 7th)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps – Time: 1:36.901) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 88 Jesse McDonald, Caledonia, ON (8); 2. 87x Shone Evans, Scotland, ON (4); 3. 15 Dan Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON (1); 4. 3 AJ Lewis, Stoney Creek, ON (3); 5. 9 Paul Ballantyne, Brantford, ON (5); 6. 08 Steven Beckett, Fonthill, ON (7); 7. 38 Derek Miller, Ohsweken, ON (6); 8. 7 Caleb Wood, London, ON (2)

Klotz Automotive Heat Race No.2 (6 laps – Time: 1:38.763) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia, ON (1); 2. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville, ON (4); 3. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken, ON (8); 4. 52 Jesse Costa, St. Thomas, ON (3); 5. 9c Brian Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON (2); 6. 10 Lofton Schuts, Oakland, ON (7); 7. 22jr Al Giletta Jr , St. Catharines, ON (5); 8. 8h Matt Hill, Ohsweken, ON (6)

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.3 (6 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 4 Mack DeMan, Mississauga, ON (6); 2. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi, ON (7); 3. 5 DJ Christie, Beachville, ON (1); 4. 43h Ryan Hunsinger, Stouffville, ON (8); 5. 88h Josh Hansen, Beamsville, ON (2); 6. 44 Cody Day, Courtland, ON (5); 7. 18x Davey Boughton, Carlisle, ON (4); 8. 19 Brandon Murrell, Gores Landing, ON (3)

O’Neil’s Farm Equipment Heat Race No.4 (6 laps – Time: 1:33.424) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1.18 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha, ON (1); 2. 8 Hannah Ferrell, Vanessa, ON (3); 3. 6m Eric McGlone, Union, ON (2); 4. 5d Jacob Dykstra, Port Colborne, ON (6); 5. 5c Conor Mahoney, Waterdown, ON (5); 6. 29 Liam Martin, Binbrook, ON (7); 7. 51x Trevor Young, Ancaster, ON (4)

B-Feature 1 (8 laps – Top 2 Transfer – 2:05.347) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 08 Steven Beckett (3); 2. 88h Josh Hansen (2); 3. 44 Cody Day (4); 4. 7 Caleb Wood (7); 5. 9 Paul Ballantyne (1); 6. 18x Davey Boughton (6); 7. 38 Derek Miller (5); 8. 19 Brandon Murrell (8)

B-Feature 2 (8 laps – Top 2 Transfer – NT) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 5c Conor Mahoney (2); 2. 29 Liam Martin (4); 3. 10 Lofton Schuts (3); 4. 9c Brian Nanticoke (1); 5. 51 Trevor Young (6); 6. 22 Al Gilletta Jr. (5); 7. 8h Matt Hill (7)

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($100): Mack DeMan ———————————————————– Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks (28 entries)

A-Feature Make-Up From August 11 (20 laps – NT) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 49 Dave Bailey (19); 2. 7 Jason Lungaro (8) 3. 25 Ken Sargent (20); 4. 84rk Ryan Beagle (17); 5. 71 Frank Turkey Jr. (13); 6. 28 Jim Lampman (6); 7. 23 Trevor DeBoer (15); 8. 11r Bryce Richardson (2); 9. 1 Chris Dickie (4); 10. 119 Shaun Quinn (5); 11. 37h Rob Hoskins (14); 12. 24 Blake Bomberry Jr. (12); 13. 77 Brett Rodwell (23); 14. 93 Melissa Miller (7); 15. 46 Kevin Pauls (3); 16. 53 Logan Shwedyk (11); 17. 73 Rob Longboat (21); 18. 13 Kacey Huffman (1); 19. 79 Christopher Hale (9); 20. 56 Dereck Lemyre (18); 21. 8 Ryan Dinning (16); 22. 911L Nick Liverance (22); 23. 40 Jay Liverance (10). A-Feature Lap Leaders – Bryce Richardson 1-4; Jim Lampman 5-7; Dereck Lemyre 8-15; Dave Bailey 16-20; Hard Charger – Dave Bailey (+18 – 19th to 1st)

A-Feature (20 laps – 6:45.297) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 8 Ryan Dinning (7); 2. 25 Ken Sargent (18); 3. 49 Dave Bailey (16); 4. 84rk Ryan Beagle (17); 5. 71 Frank Turkey Jr. (11); 6. 53 Logan Shwedyk (6); 7. 119 Shaun Quinn (3); 8. 28 Jim Lampman (14); 9. 23 Trevor DeBoer (15); 10. 28r Robbie General (19); 11. 1 Chris Dickie (2); 12. 40 Jay Liverance (9); 13. 93 Melissa Miller (8); 14. 37h Rob Hoskins (12); 15. 11 Risi George (4); 16. 77 Brett Rodwell (24); 17. 46 Kevin Pauls (23); 18. 11r Bryce Richardson (1); 19. 72T Tanner Podwinski (21); 20. 72 Bill Podwinski (20); 21. 56 Dereck Lemyre (25); 22. 211 Brian Teeple (5); 23. 7 Jason Lungaro (10); 24. 13 Kacey Huffman (22); 25. 24 Blake Bomberry Jr. (13); 26. DNS 911L Nick Liverance; 27. DNS 79 Christopher Hale; 28. DNS 73 Rob Longboat. A-Feature Lap Leaders – Ryan Dinning 1-20; Hard Charger – Ken Sargent (+16 – 18th to 2nd)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 8 Ryan Dinning, Caledonia, ON (9); 2. 53 Logan Shwedyk, Jerseyville, ON (7); 3. 119 Shaun Quinn, Caledonia, ON (6); 4. 1 Chris Dickie, Brantford, ON (4); 5. 11 Risi George, Brantford, ON (5); 6. 211 Brian Teeple, Thorold, ON (8); 7. 11r Bryce Richardson, Port Colborne, ON (3); 8. 46 Kevin Pauls, Canfield, ON (2); 9. 13 Kacey Huffman, Brantford, ON (1); 10. DNS 911L Nick Liverance, Brantford, ON

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – 2:55.694) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 7 Jason Lungaro, Hagersville, ON (4); 2. 24 Blake Bomberry Jr., Hagersville, ON (8); 3. 71 Frank Turkey Jr, Ohsweken, ON (6); 4. 40 Jay Liverance, Brantford, ON (2); 5. 28 Jim Lampman, Caistor Centre, ON (7); 6. 37h Rob Hoskins, Harley, ON (5); 7. 93 Melissa Miller, Six Nations, ON (1); 8. 77 Brett Rodwell, Mount Hope, ON (3); 9. DNS 79 Christopher Hale, Guelph, ON

Miska Trailer Factory Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 84rk Ryan Beagle, Vittoria, ON (5); 2. 49 Dave Bailey, Hagersville, ON (2); 3. 25 Ken Sargent, Port Colborne, ON (4); 4. 23 Trevor DeBoer, Hagersville, ON (1); 5. 28r Robbie General, Hagersville, ON (7); 6. 72T Tanner Podwinski, Smithville, ON (8); 7. 72 Bill Podwinski, Smithville, ON (6); 8. 56 Dereck Lemyre, Hamilton, ON (3) ———————————————————– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks (33 entries)

A-Feature (15 laps – No TIme) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 66x Brandon Janssens (16); 2. 13 Bobby Tolton (20); 3. 19 Kyle Wert (3); 4. 222 Nick Masi (18); 5. 21x Mark Bazuin (15); 6. 9 Tim DeBoer (24); 7. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky (19); 8. 60 Martin Schroder (7); 9. 66 Jon Janssens (14); 10. 2 Matt Nuell (9); 11. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (10); 12. 6 Jason Dixon (2); 13. 63 Brandon Crumbie (21); 14. 6x Mike Sarantakos (6); 15. 16 Fabio Olivieri (11); 16. 96 Brian Crosgrove (8); 17. 81 Karl Sault (13); 18. 64 Doug Erskine (25); 19. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson (4); 20. 69 Rob Twitchett (23); 21. 49 Gary Hodgson (22); 22. 79 Steve Miller (27); 23. 11 Mike Giberson (26); 24. 17 Mike Taylor (1); 25. 05 Dave Goodacre (28); 26. 26 Tim Nuell (12); 27. 63c Dave Crumbie (17); 28. 29x Davey Boughton (5); A-Feature Lap Leaders – Davey Boughton 1; Jason Dixon 2-4; Kyle Wert 5-8, 10-13; Mark Bazuin 9; Brandon Janssens 14-15; Hard Charger – Bobby Tolton (+18 – 20th to 2nd)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps – Time: 2:18.590) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 60 Martin Schroeder, Beachville, ON (10); 2. 19 Kyle Wert, Ancaster, ON (4); 3. 29x Davey Boughton, Carlisle, ON (7); 4. 6 Jason Dixon, Brantford, ON (5); 5. 17 Michael Taylor, Hamilton, ON (1); 6. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson, Dundas, ON (8); 7. 05 Dave Goodacre, Brantford, ON (2); 8. 64 Doug Erskine, Hamilton, ON (11); 9. 11 Mike Giberson, Caledonia, ON (3); 10. 79 Steve Miller, Paris, ON (9); 11. 22 Brittani Myers, Brantford, ON (6)

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (6 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 21 Jonathan Ayrton, Dundas, ON (8); 2. 2 Matt Nuell, Hamilton, ON (3); 3. 16 Fabio Olivieri, Hamilton, ON (6); 4. 81 Karl Sault, Dundas, ON (9); 5. 26 Tim Nuell, Hagersville, ON (11); 6. 96 Brian Crosgrove, Hamilton, ON (5); 7. 6x Mike Sarantakos, Smithville, ON (1); 8. 49 Gary Hodgson, London, ON (7); 9. 69 Rob Twitchett, Dundas, ON (10); 10. 54 Chris French, Stratford, ON (4); 11. DNS 8 Barry Westman, Aylmer, ON (2)

Miska Trailer Factory Heat Race No.3 (6 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 21x Mark Bazuin, Caledonia, ON (1); 2. 66x Brandon Janssens, Woodstock, ON (6); 3. 66 Jon Janssens, Woodstock, ON (3); 4. 63 Brandon Crumbie, Cookstown, ON (10); 5. 222 Nick Masi, Fenwick, ON (9); 6. 63c Dave Crumbie, Beeton, ON (5); 7. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky, Simcoe, ON (7); 8. 4w Wayde Thorne, Waterford, ON (8); 9. 9 Tim DeBoer, Caledonia, ON (4); 10. 13 Bobby Tolton, Guelph, ON (2); 11. 13x Kevin Hilborn, Brantford, ON (11)

B-Feature (8 laps – No Time ) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 13 Bobby Tolton, Guelph, ON (9); 2. 69 Rob Twitchett, Dundas, ON (8); 3. 49 Gary Hodgson, London, ON (7); 4. 64 Doug Erskine, Hamilton, ON (4); 5. 9 Tim DeBoer, Caledonia, ON (10); 6. 79 Steve Miller, Paris, ON (3); 7. 11 Mike Giberson, Caledonia, ON (1); 8. 4w Wayde Thorne, Waterford, ON (11); 9. 54 Chris French, Stratford, ON (6); 10. 13x Kevin Hilborn, Brantford, ON (12); 11. DNS 22 Brittani Myers, Brantford, ON (2); 12. 8 Barry Westman, Aylmer, ON (5) ———————————————————– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers (20 entries)

A-Feature (12 laps) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 32 Gillian Hils, Dundas, ON (8); 2. 37 Jake Maas, Cambridge, ON (2); 3. 188 Paul Longboat, Ohsweken, ON (6); 4. 86 Zach Buchwald, Simcoe, ON (1); 5. 155 Dustin Longboat, Ohsweken, ON (10); 6. 14 Jerry Burnham, Ohsweken, ON (5); 7. 3 Alex Maas, Cambridge, ON (9); 8. 21J Jared Bodnar, York, ON (3); 9. 177 Tim Jamieson, Ohsweken, ON (7); 10. 78 Aidan Nigh, Simcoe, ON (16); 11. 517 Cody Sommerville, Hagersville, ON (18); 12. 49s Kyle Dinsmore, Brantford, ON (20); 13. 01 Tristan Da Silva, Burlington, ON (4); 14. 6e Enya Robinson, Rockton, ON (15); 15. 92 Jeremy Cooper, St. Catharines, ON (19); 16. 22b Brooke Nelson, Hamilton, ON (13); 17. 67 Tommy Baldwin, Guelph, ON (17); 18. 49L Lucas Smith, Ohsweken, ON (12); 19. 23 Dusty DeBoer, Hagersville, ON (11); 20. DNS 37e Eric Maas, Cambridge, ON

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 21J Jared Bodnar, York, ON (5); 2. 86 Zach Buchwald, Simcoe, ON (2); 3. 14 Jerry Burnham, Ohsweken, ON (9); 4. 188 Paul Longboat, Ohsweken, ON (10); 5. 01 Tristan Da Silva, Burlington, ON (6); 6. 37 Jake Maas, Cambridge, ON (3); 7. 6e Enya Robinson, Rockton, ON (7); 8. 78 Aidan Nigh, Simcoe, ON (8); 9. 37e Eric Maas, Cambridge, ON (4); 10. 22b Brooke Nelson, Hamilton, ON (1)

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (6 laps) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 32 Gillian Hils, Dundas, ON (2); 2. 3 Alex Maas, Cambridge, ON (3); 3. 155 Dustin Longboat, Ohsweken, ON (6); 4. 49L Lucas Smith, Ohsweken, ON (8); 5. 177 Tim Jamieson, Ohsweken, ON (1); 6. 23 Dusty DeBoer, Hagersville, ON (7); 7. 517 Cody Sommerville, Hagersville, ON (5); 8. 92 Jeremy Cooper, St. Catharines

 

 

R.J. Johnson Jets to Freedom Tour Victory at 81 Speedway

Lonnie Wheatley, WICHITA, Kan. (August 18, 2017) – R.J. Johnson let one get away in Wednesday night’s Fifth Annual USAC Southwest Sprint Cars “Freedom Tour” opener.

He made up for it by racing to victory lane in Friday night’s third round aboard the Michaels No. 77m atop the 3/8-mile 81 Speedway.

The $2,500 triumph in the 25-lapper didn’t come without a perilous moment though, as the reigning series champ hit the cushion going into turn one and biked it severely. Johnson saved it and went on to win by nearly a half-straightaway over Charles Davis, Jr.

“I messed up and gave one away to start the week, and I almost pulled off a repeat to give away another one,” the Phoenix, AZ, shoe said in victory lane.

It capped off a perfect night for the Ford-powered Kodiak parts team after Johnson won both his heat race and qualifying race earlier in the evening.

“It was a perfect night, this car was great all night,” Johnson commented.

While Johnson won both his heat and qualifier, Davis, Jr., earned the pole position and gunned into the early lead. Davis, Jr., paced the initial nine circuits before Johnson slid by to take command for keeps.

Johnson navigated a technical cushion the rest of the way to secure the triumph ahead of Davis, Jr., with Dennis Gile capturing his second podium finish of the week in third. Tye Mihocko was a close fourth with Dustin Morgan rounding out the top five to rank as the only driver to finish among the top five through all three opening rounds.

Wyatt Burks was sixth with Mike Martin, Jeremy Campbell, Chris Bonneau and Shon Deskins completing the top ten.

The original start to the feature immediately resulted in a red flag when fourth-starter Stevie Sussex hooked the cushion getting into the first turn and went for a wild ride off the end of the track. Sussex was uninjured. The balance of the 25-lapper was only interrupted once more by a minor turn one spin after six laps.

The Fifth Annual USAC Southwest Sprint Car “Freedom Tour” action concludes on Saturday night at 81 Speedway after the original closer at Caney Valley Speedway succumbed to weather early on Friday.

Fifth Annual USAC Southwest Freedom Tour Round Three Results

August 18, 2017 – 81 Speedway (Wichita, KS)

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 5-Tye Mihocko (1), 2. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (5), 3. 85-Forrest Sutherland (4), 4. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (6), 5. 24c-Craig Carroll (3), 6. 93-Dustin Morgan (7), 7. 78-Chris Bonneau (2), 8. 16x-Anthony Nicholson (8).

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 77m-R.J. Johnson (2), 2. 4-Stevie Sussex (1), 3. 13-Dennis Gile (3), 4. 16-Mike Martin (6), 5. 7-Shon Deskins (4), 6. 11w-Wyatt Burks (7), 7. 24h-Ty Hulsey (8), 8. 34-Chad Boespflug (5).

Qualifier One (8 Laps): 1. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (6), 2. 11w-Wyatt Burks (1), 3. 16-Mike Martin (3), 4. 5-Tye Mihocko (5), 5. 78-Chris Bonneau (8), 6. 85-Forrest Sutherland (4), 7. 24h-Ty Hulsey (7), 8. 7-Shon Deskins (2).

Qualifier Two (8 Laps): 1. 77m-R.J. Johnson (6), 2. 93-Dustin Morgan (2), 3. 13-Dennis Gile (3), 4. 4-Stevie Sussex (5), 5. 24c-Craig Carroll (1), 6. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (4), 7. 16x-Anthony Nicholson (7), 8. 34-Chad Boespflug (DNS).

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 77m-R.J. Johnson (2), 2. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (1), 3. 13-Dennis Gile (6), 4. 5-Tye Mihocko (3), 5. 93-Dustin Morgan (7), 6. 11w-Wyatt Burks (8), 7. 16-Mike Martin (5), 8. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (10), 9. 78-Chris Bonneau (11), 10. 7-Shon Deskins (14), 11. 24h-Ty Hulsey (12), 12. 24c-Craig Carroll (13), 13. 16x-Anthony Nicholson (15), 14. 85-Forrest Sutherland (9), 15. 4-Stevie Sussex (4), 16. 34-Chris Bonneau (DNS).

Lap Leaders: Charles Davis, Jr. 1-9, R.J. Johnson 10-25.

 

 

Jamie Ball Wins Wild Sprint Invaders Feature in Donnellson!

(Bill W) Donnellson, IA, August 18, 2017 – Jamie Ball survived and won a feature that saw about everything when the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders visited the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa Friday night. It was the third career Sprint Invaders win for the Knoxville, Iowa native, who earned $1,500 aboard the White Lightning Motorsports #5J.

Josh Schneiderman shot out from the pole to lead early in the 25-lap feature. Ayrton Gennetten, making his first career Sprint Invaders start, settled into second, ahead of Cody Wehrle. Dustin Clark would spin with four laps in the book. Ball, who started sixth was into fourth by lap eight, and defending series’ champion, Chris Martin followed him into fifth.

The leaders entered lapped traffic on the ten circuit. When Schneiderman was hung up, Gennetten shot around him into the lead. The traffic was thick, and the two swapped the lead three times in three laps. Gennetten split a pair of lappers to take the advantage on lap 13.

Tim Moore would spin a lap later, clearing track ahead of the leaders. Gennetten led Schneiderman, Wehlre, Ball and Martin back to green. Schneiderman would dive in front of Gennetten in turn two when the green flag fell, taking the point. Ball moved into third.

A second spin by Moore in front of the leaders 17 laps in changed the complexion of the entire race. Schneiderman and Gennetten both tagged Moore and sustained enough damage to have to head pitside. Wehrle, who was running fourth was collected, as was Jarrod Schneiderman. Both restarted at the tail.

Ball inherited the lead, ahead of Martin, Paul Nienhiser, John Schulz and Brayden Gaylord. Nienhiser slid in front of Martin for second on the restart, while Gaylord moved by Schulz for fourth. As the leaders approached traffic again with four laps to go, Dave Getchell spun.

Ball would lead the final four laps, with Martin taking second back from Nienhiser with two to go. Jon Agan shot from sixth to fourth, and was followed by Gaylord. Schulz, hard-charger Ben Wagoner, Ryan Jamison, Harold Pohren and Jarood Schneiderman rounded out the top ten. Wehrle, Ball and Josh Schneiderman won heats. Ball also won the Dash.

“Sometimes I’d rather be lucky than good,” said Ball in Victory Lane. “Schneiderman and Gennetten were setting a good pace. I thought we had something for them in traffic, so I was biding my time. Sometimes you have to look a little further ahead than the guy in front of you and we were able to miss the 10T. That was a race of attrition, it may be the longest feature I’ve ever ran. This was a ‘man’s track’. The cushion was right up there on the fence. I was able to run the bottom, which I didn’t do well at the 360 Nationals. You learn something every night out and that helped us tonight.”

“There was a mess (the large crash), but we had a great race car,” said Martin. “We didn’t get ourselves good track position. We had to work for it all night. Paul is a great racer. It’s fun racing with him. We were able to get to second and I can’t thank my crew enough.”

“This Kinney engine ran really well,” said Nienhiser of his first ride aboard Scott Bonar’s #50. “Scott had a great car put together. It felt great all night long. I’m pretty pleased with it. We may have had a better car. I messed up as a driver and we fell back right away. It was a good first night, and we’re looking forward to going to 34 Raceway tomorrow where we’ve been good in the past.”

The Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders will be Saturday night, August 19 at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. For more information on the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Sprint Invaders www.sprintinvaders.com ALL SHOTTENKIRK.COM SPRINT INVADERS OWNERS, DRIVERS AND CREWS: Upon review of the tire rule for the 2017 season, a discrepancy has been found with the Hoosier Catalog ...

Shottenkirk.com A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (6) 2. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (11) 3. 50, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (4) 4. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (7) 5. 13, Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA (8) 6. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (12) 7. 78, Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL (19) 8. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (15) 9. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (2) 10. 3G, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (9) 11. 9, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (18) 12. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (5) 13. 1st, John Greenwood, Woodward, IA (13) 14. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (23) 15. 81, Tanner Gebhart, Burlington, IA (24) 16. 58, Andy Krieger, Burlington, IA (20) 17. 83, Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA (14) 18. 1, Damion Getchell, Sperry, IA (17) 19. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (16) 20. 69, Justin Buchholz, Davenport, IA (21) 21. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (1) 22. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (3) 23. 10T, Tim Moore, Rock Island, IL (10) 24. 38, Mike Dapra, Gillette, WY (22). Lap Leaders: Jo. Schneiderman 1-10, Gennetten 11, Jo. Schneiderman 12, Gennetten 13-14, Jo. Schneiderman 15-17, Ball 18-25. KSE Hard-charger: Wagoner.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. Cody Wehrle (3) 2. Paul Nienhiser (7) 3. Jon Agan (8) 4. Tim Moore (4) 5. John Greenwood (1) 6. Dustin Clark (5) 7. Ben Wagoner (6) 8. Mike Dapra (2)

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started), Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. Jamie Ball (1) 2. Ayrton Gennetten (3) 3. Brayden Gaylord (4) 4. Chris Martin (6) 5. Dave Getchell (5) 6. Damion Getchell (7) 7. Andy Krieger (8) 8. Rob Weuve (2)

Mohrfeld Electric Heat three (started), Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. Josh Schneiderman (1) 2. Harold Pohren (2) 3. Jarrod Schneiderman (5) 4. John Schulz (7) 5. Ryan Jamison (6) 6. Daniel Bergquist (4) 7. Justin Buchholz (3) DNS – Tanner Gebhart

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Jamie Ball (1) 2. Josh Schneiderman (2) 3. Harold Pohren (3) 4. Ayrton Gennetten (4) 5. Paul Nienhiser (6) 6. Cody Wehrle (5)

Contingencies

Pyrotec – John Greenwood

Saldana Racing Products – Daniel Bergquist

Kreitz Oval Track Products – Tanner Gebhart

 

 

Macedo becomes 6th different 1st time 410 sprint winner of 2017 at Attica

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – The deal was made just Tuesday for Carson Macedo to drive Pete Grove’s #70 sprint car at Attica Raceway Park Friday, Aug. 18. The Lemoore, California driver made it pay off to the tune of $3,000 as he recorded his first ever 410 sprint win at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant.

It wasn’t an easy win for Macedo as a mistake on the last lap nearly cost him the victory. Macedo, who spent much of the 30-lap feature blasting around the cushion, went to the bottom on the final two turns to block the advance of Rob Chaney. Chaney crossed over and it was a drag race to the checkers with Macedo scoring the win by just .073 seconds on WNWO NBC 24/Tusing Builders/UBS Financial Services Night.

“I went down there because I was hoping not to get slid getting into three. Obviously it wasn’t the right decision. We came back across the line and I was like ‘ooh that was pretty close.’ I looked up and saw our number atop the board. I can’t say enough about this team; Pete Grove, both of his kids Ben and Alex, Mikey…just everybody. It’s a team effort and everybody did their job tonight and that’s what it takes to win races. Pete’s got awesome equipment, great motors…the whole package and that’s what it takes,” said Macedo beside his Olympic Forest Products, Lute’s Custom Furniture, J&J Auto Racing backed #70.

“We exchanged words on Tuesday…it’s all about racing all the time. For me the 3G team is my full-time ride…I love driving for Joe Gaerte and Tim Norman…great people and phenomenal race car. They wanted the weekend off after a long week at Knoxville which I totally understand. Me and Pete got a hold of each other and made this deal happen. I’m pretty excited we did. This is surprising really because this place is hard to win at. This place gets pretty slick and technical and it was again tonight. I won at Fremont (Speedway) a couple of times and Attica and Fremont are the places you hear about back home in California. To pick up a win here is pretty awesome,” Macedo added in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

Ashland, Ohio’s Ryan Markham nearly destroyed his late model at Attica a few weeks ago. His crew went to work and it paid dividends Friday as he led all 25 laps for his third Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model feature of the year and 13th of his career at the track. It wasn’t easy for Markham as he had to withstand several restarts.

“This is the same race car…first time we’ve been back out here since we got it fixed. There about 10 to 12 people that pitched in to get it back together and I have to thank all of them. I knew we were good but I didn’t want to burn a tire up so I was being kind of conservative and then I saw him (Rusty Schlenk) sticking his nose in there at the end so I was like if we burn it up we burn it up…I have to go,” said Markham beside his H&T Demolition; Harriger Towing; Accu-Force Shock Dyno; Innovative Graphics backed #5M.

Fremont, Ohio’s Paul Weaver survived a one lap shoot out to score his seventh Fremont Fence 305 Sprint car win of 2017 at Attica. Weaver lost the lead to Kyle Capodice on lap 11 while battling through heavy lapped traffic, regained it on a restart with 10 laps to go and other than the a couple of cautions late, was able to hang on for his 42nd career victory in the division at Attica.

“For the first time in probably 10 years I put a brand new tire on the right rear. We figured if we could at least win it would pay for itself. The caution in traffic helped. When you get older and you can’t see….when you come up on them you run their speed and the dust was so bad. The whole race I didn’t run high enough. But leading the points, one race to go, don’t run off the track…you know how it goes. I want to thank Bob Hampshire, Dave Rice, my wife Andrea, Daniel, M&L Excavating, Miller Rigging, Schiets Motorsports and probably one I’ve never mentioned that bails me out when I bend something is Mark Keegan,” said Weaver.

In the Hammer Pallets 410 Sprint feature Tyler Gunn and Chris Andrews brought the field to green for the 30-lap affair with Andrews grabbing the lead. After a lap was scored the caution flew for Stuart Brubaker and Justin Peck as both went to the pits with damage. When the green reappeared Andrews continued to lead while DJ Foos, Byron Reed and Gunn battled for second while seventh starter Macedo moved into fifth by lap three.

Reed took second on lap four and quickly closed on Andrews with Foos, Macedo, Rob Chaney and Gunn giving chase. Utilizing the bottom groove Reed raced under Andrews on lap eight with the leader chopping off his advance the next lap. Macedo moved into third on lap 10 as Andrews and Reed continued battling for the lead. Reed was off the pace and went to the pits on lap 11. Macedo would rim-ride into the lead on lap 13 with Foos taking second from Andrews a circuit later.

A caution for debris on lap 16 gave everyone a chance to catch their breaths with Macedo leading Foos, Chaney, Andrews, Gunn and Cap Henry. On the restart Macedo could not shake Foos and Chaney with Andrews locked in a great battle with Henry and Gunn. With seven laps to go the car on the move was 17th starter Craig Mintz who had moved into eighth. The top three ran nose to tail until three laps to go when Chaney began making his move, driving into second and closing quickly on Macedo.

As Macedo took the white flag, Chaney took a peak to his inside in turns one and two. Entering the final two turns Macedo dove to the bottom and Chaney headed to the cushion. The pair had the crowd on their feet as they blasted to the checkers. Foos would finish third to maintain his lead in the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics, with Henry and 13th starting Jordan Ryan rounding out the top five.

In the 25-lap late model feature Ben Mott and Markham paced the field but Steve Kester and Dave Hornikel tangled causing a second start. On the second attempt Markham bolted into the lead over Mott, Cody Scott, Devin Shiels and Mike Bores. Scott took second on lap three just prior to a caution for a Bob Mayer spin. On the ensuing restart Ky Harper spun. When the green reappeared Markham led Scott, Shiels, Bores, Rusty Schlenk, Doug Drown, Mott and Ryan Missler.

While battling for second on lap nine Bores and Scott tangled with Bores stopping. When the green flew Markham again maintained his lead as Schlenk drove into second over Scott, Shiels, Drown, Missler and Brewer. Mott spun on lap 17, keeping the leaders out of lapped traffic. On the restart Markham was able to hold off Schlenk with Shiels and Drown battling for third. The final caution came with six laps to go. Just as he had done the entire race Markham executed a perfect restart to maintain his lead over Schlenk, Shiels, Drown, Brewer and Missler.

Schlenk began to close on Markham with three laps to go, but a bobble on the tricky cushion in turn four allowed Markham to pull away for the win. Schlenk, Shiels, Drown and Brewer rounded out the top five.

Weaver and Capodice brought the field to green for the 25 lap 305 sprint feature with Weaver blasting into the lead. Weaver and Capodice quickly established themselves as the class of the field, pulling away from a terrific battle for third involving Frank Neill, Luke Griffith, Seth Schneider and Nate Dussel. Dussel would eventually take the third spot and edge closer to the front duo as they prepared to race into very heavy lapped traffic on lap 10.

Capodice utilized the lapped cars to take the lead on lap 11 and he and Weaver ducking in and out of lapped cars running side by side. Neill would bring out the first caution on lap 13 with Capodice leading Weaver, Dussel, Griffith and Bobby Clark. A lapped was scored after the restart before Jerry Dahms spun. On the ensuing restart Weaver blasted to Capodice’s outside to regain the lead while Dussel had his hands full with Bobby Clark for third. Dussel drove off the high side of the track on lap 18 ending his bid for the win.

With a clear track Weaver pulled away as Capodice now fought with Clark for the runner-up position. Steve Rando drove off the track on lap 21 putting Capodice and Clark on Weaver’s rear bumper. Weaver pulled away again on the restart and was cruising to the win when Griffith stopped in turn two on the final lap setting up a one-lap shoot out.

Weaver blasted to the cushion and drove to the win to help add to his JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship series presented by Engine Pro point lead as he looks to score back-to-back championships. Capodice, Clark, Schneider and Ricky Peterson rounded out the top five.

Attica Raceway Park will host crown its champions on Friday, Aug. 25 on Kistler Racing Products/Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating presents the Mark Keegan Classic Night. Double points are on the line for all three divisions.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

Attica Raceway Park

Aug. 18, 2017

UBS Financial Services/Tusing Builders/WNWO NBC 24 Night

410 Sprints – Hammer Pallets

Qualifying

1.83-Rob Chaney, 12.432; 2.70-Carson Macedo, 12.479; 3.16-Chris Andrews, 12.501; 4.5R-Byron Reed, 12.560; 5.23-DJ Foos, 12.634; 6.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.666; 7.7-Shawn Valenti, 12.726; 8.5K-Adam Kekich, 12.741; 9.97-Broc Martin, 12.747; 10.22M-Dan McCarron, 12.760; 11.22-Cole Duncan, 12.789; 12.8J-Jess Stiger, 12.813; 13.7K-Cale Conley, 12.814; 14.9-Jordan Ryan, 12.866; 15.60-Jody Keegan, 12.868; 16.9X-Cap Henry, 12.872; 17.11N-Craig Mintz, 12.895; 18.5B-Chade Blonde, 12.916; 19.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.920; 20.5T-Travis Philo, 12.924; 21.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.934; 22.45L-Brian Lay, 12.967; 23.4-Danny Smith, 13.161; 24.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.177; 25.5X-Justin Peck, 13.188; 26.45-Trevor Baker, 13.208; 27.78-Todd Kane, 13.345; 28.4AU-Chris Ferrall, 13.669; 29.3T-Tony Beaber, 13.976; 30.8-Kevin Shelbo, 14.019; 31.14-Daryl Daugherty, 14.343;

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

1. 70-Carson Macedo[4] ; 2. 23-DJ Foos[2] ; 3. 5R-Byron Reed[3] ; 4. 7-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 5. 11N-Craig Mintz[7] ; 6. 4-Danny Smith[8] ; 7. 5K-Adam Kekich[5] ; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger[6]

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

1. 16-Chris Andrews[4] ; 2. 9X-Cap Henry[2] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[5] ; 4. 5B-Chade Blonde[1] ; 5. 7K-Cale Conley[3] ; 6. 45L-Brian Lay[6] ; 7. 8-Kevin Shelbo[7] ; 8. 14-Daryl Daugherty[8]

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

1. 97-Broc Martin[2] ; 2. 83-Rob Chaney[4] ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 4. 9-Jordan Ryan[1] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[6] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[5] ; 7. 78-Todd Kane[7] ; 8. 4AU-Chris Ferrall[8]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps, top 4 to the A)

1. 60-Jody Keegan[2] ; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 3. 22-Cole Duncan[3] ; 4. 5X-Justin Peck[5] ; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron[4] ; 6. 45-Trevor Baker[6] ; 7. 3T-Tony Beaber[7]

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

1. 11N-Craig Mintz[1] ; 2. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 3. 4-Danny Smith[5] ; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs[7] ; 5. 7K-Cale Conley[2] ; 6. 45L-Brian Lay[6] ; 7. 5K-Adam Kekich[9] ; 8. 78-Todd Kane[11] ; 9. 45-Trevor Baker[8] ; 10. 8J-Jess Stiger[13] ; 11. 8-Kevin Shelbo[10] ; 12. 4AU-Chris Ferrall[15] ; 13. 14-Daryl Daugherty[14] ; 14. 22M-Dan McCarron[4] ; 15. 3T-Tony Beaber[12]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 70-Carson Macedo[7] ; 2. 83-Rob Chaney[8] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[4] ; 4. 9X-Cap Henry[5] ; 5. 9-Jordan Ryan[13] ; 6. 16-Chris Andrews[2] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 8. 11N-Craig Mintz[17] ; 9. 22-Cole Duncan[14] ; 10. 3J-Trey Jacobs[20] ; 11. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[18] ; 12. 5T-Travis Philo[12] ; 13. 97-Broc Martin[9] ; 14. 4-Danny Smith[19] ; 15. 7-Shawn Valenti[11] ; 16. 60-Jody Keegan[10] ; 17. 5R-Byron Reed[3] ; 18. 35-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 19. 5X-Justin Peck[16] ; 20. 5B-Chade Blonde[15]

Hard Charger: 3J-Trey Jacobs +10

305 Sprints – Fremont Fence

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

1. 66-Jamie Miller[2] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[6] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 4. 25-Jason Keckler[3] ; 5. 11X-Jordan Ryan[5] ; 6. 4*-Tyler Street[7] ; 7. 70-Rick Donovan[4] ; 8. 09-Justin Adams[8]

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

1. 8-Bobby Clark[1] ; 2. 97-Kyle Peters[3] ; 3. 75-Jerry Dahms[2] ; 4. 2F-Matt Foos[6] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[7] ; 6. 44-Kyle Farmer[5] ; 7. 63-Tad Peck[8] ; 8. 99-Alvin Roepke[4]

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

1. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 2. 9R-Dustin Rall[1] ; 3. 88N-Frank Neill[2] ; 4. 2L-Landon LaLonde[7] ; 5. 66D-Chase Dunham[6] ; 6. 94K-Kevin Mingus[4] ; 7. 14-Luke Daugherty[5]

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

1. 11G-Luke Griffith[1] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[7] ; 3. 2-Ricky Peterson[3] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[5] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[4] ; 6. 11XE-George Englert[6] ; 7. 47-Matt Lucius[2]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 6 to A)

1. 19R-Steve Rando[2] ; 2. 11X-Jordan Ryan[1] ; 3. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[4] ; 4. 4*-Tyler Street[5] ; 5. 47-Matt Lucius[12] ; 6. 66D-Chase Dunham[3] ; 7. 44-Kyle Farmer[6] ; 8. 09-Justin Adams[13] ; 9. 11XE-George Englert[8] ; 10. 14-Luke Daugherty[11] ; 11. 94K-Kevin Mingus[7] ; 12. 70-Rick Donovan[9] ; 13. 99-Alvin Roepke[14] ; 14. 63-Tad Peck[10]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[1] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 3. 8-Bobby Clark[7] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[5] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[8] ; 6. 77I-John Ivy[16] ; 7. 66-Jamie Miller[11] ; 8. 2L-Landon LaLonde[15] ; 9. 11X-Jordan Ryan[18] ; 10. 25-Jason Keckler[13] ; 11. 2F-Matt Foos[14] ; 12. 47-Matt Lucius[21] ; 13. 4*-Tyler Street[20] ; 14. 9R-Dustin Rall[9] ; 15. 1-Nate Dussel[10] ; 16. 66D-Chase Dunham[22] ; 17. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[19] ; 18. 19R-Steve Rando[17] ; 19. 88N-Frank Neill[4] ; 20. 11G-Luke Griffith[3] ; 21. 75-Jerry Dahms[6] ; 22. 97-Kyle Peters[12]

Hard Charger: 77i-John Ivy +10

Late Models – Summit Racing Equipment

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk[2] ; 2. 15B-Mike Bores[1] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[6] ; 4. 03-Jim Gingery[4] ; 5. 36-Matt Irey[5] ; 6. 69R-Doug Baird[7] ; 7. 30-Nate Potts[3]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 240-Doug Drown[1] ; 2. 19-Cody Scott[3] ; 3. 77-Steve Kester[4] ; 4. 59-Shane McLoughlin[7] ; 5. 28-Kent Brewer[5] ; 6. 42*-Bob Mayer[2] ; 7. 17X-Dustin Keegan[6]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)

1. 50Y-Ryan Missler[1] ; 2. 51-Devin Shiels[5] ; 3. 1-Ben Mott[2] ; 4. 34-Ky Harper[3] ; 5. 71-Dave Hornikel[4] ; 6. 69-Jeff Warnick[6]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 5M-Ryan Markham[2] ; 2. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk[8] ; 3. 51-Devin Shiels[3] ; 4. 240-Doug Drown[12] ; 5. 28-Kent Brewer[14] ; 6. 50Y-Ryan Missler[7] ; 7. 71-Dave Hornikel[15] ; 8. 59-Shane McLoughlin[10] ; 9. 77-Steve Kester[9] ; 10. 36-Matt Irey[13] ; 11. 03-Jim Gingery[6] ; 12. 30-Nate Potts[19] ; 13. 42*-Bob Mayer[17] ; 14. 1-Ben Mott[1] ; 15. 69-Jeff Warnick[18] ; 16. 69R-Doug Baird[16] ; 17. 19-Cody Scott[4] ; 18. 34-Ky Harper[11] ; 19. 17X-Dustin Keegan[20] ; 20. 15B-Mike Bores[5]

Hard Charger: 28-Kent Brewer +9

 

 

Hahn Captures Freedom Tour Win at Creek County

Lonnie Wheatley, SAPULPA, Okla. (August 17, 2017) – Blake Hahn found himself right at home atop the cozy confines of the ¼-mile Creek County Speedway clay oval on Thursday night, as the Sapulpa native raced to his second USAC Southwest Sprint Cars “Freedom Tour” win in the past three years in the 30-lap main event.

Hahn battled past fellow front-row starter and Tulsa-area shoe Dustin Morgan on the third round and then denied a furious bid from Stevie Sussex over the closing circuits to picks up the $2,500 winner’s share in the Round Two of the Fifth Annual “Freedom Tour” mini-series.

After a pair of aborted feature starts, Morgan broke into the lead from the pole position only to surrender the point to Hahn after pacing two rounds. Morgan kept the heat on much of the way until Tempe, Arizona’s Sussex threw his hat into the ring by sliding into second after on a lap 22 restart.

Sussex threw a couple of sliders and pounded the topside but to no avail, falling just short of Hahn’s Lucas Oil Products No. 52 Sprint Car at the line. Sussex settled for runner-up honors in a strong rebound from a rough “Freedom Tour” opener while Morgan filled out the podium for his second top-five of the week.

After transferring from “B” Main action, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Jonathan Beason rallied through the field from 17th to capture fourth with reigning USAC Southwest Sprint Car champion R.J. Johnson of Phoenix rounding out the top five.

Ty Hulsey advanced a half-dozen positions to claim sixth with Arizona’s Shon Deskins making the most of a promoter’s provisional to charge through the field from 21st to seventh. Memphis’ Anthony Nicholson earned an eighth-place finish with Tulsa’s Craig Carroll and Arizona rep Chris Bonneau completing the top ten.

Sussex, Forrest Sutherland, Fred Mattox and Charles Davis, Jr., topped heat race action for the 32-car field with Kyle Clark and Carroll winning the twin 12-lap “B” Main.

Fifth Annual USAC Southwest Sprint Car “Freedom Tour” action resumes with Round Three at 81 Speedway near Wichita, KS, on Friday night.

Fifth Annual USAC Southwest Freedom Tour Round Two Results

August 17, 2017 – Creek County Speedway (Sapulpa, OK)

Heat Races (Top 14 in Passing Points to “A” Main; balance to Two “B” Main)

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 4-Stevie Sussex (2), 2. 16x-Anthony Nicholson (1), 3. 22-David Stephenson (4), 4. 5$-Danny Smith (6), 5. 7-Shon Deskins (5), 6. 11-Michael Tyre (3), 7. 7m-Chance Morton (7), 8. 54-Will Scribner (8).

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 85-Forrest Sutherland (3), 2. 24h-Ty Hulsey (1), 3. 23-Seth Bergman (6), 4. 24c-Craig Carroll (4), 5. 21-Andrew Deal (5), 6. 5-Tye Mihocko (8), 7. 36-Jonathan Beason (7), 8. 87F-Brian McClelland (2).

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 26m-Fred Mattox (5), 2. 79-Tim Kent (6), 3. 52-Blake Hahn (7), 4. 16-Mike Martin (8), 5. 97-Kevin Cummings (4), 6. 13-Dennis Gile (1), 7. 5h-Cameron Hagin (2), 8. 31-Casey Wills (3).

Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (2), 2. 77m-R.J. Johnson (6), 3. 93-Dustin Morgan (7), 4. 9$-Kyle Clark (3), 5. 34-Chad Boespflug (8), 6. 78-Chris Bonneau (4), 7. 2e-Roy Entze (1), 8. 13w-Grant Wresche (5).

First “B” Main (Top 3 Advance to “A” Main – 12 Laps): 1. 9$-Kyle Clark (2), 2. 36-Jonathan Beason (6), 3. 34-Chad Boespflug (1), 4. 7-Shon Deskins (3), 5. 2e-Roy Entze (8), 6. 97-Kevin Cummings (4), 7. 54-Will Scribner (7), 8. 11-Michael Tyre (5), 9. 31-Casey Wills (DNS).

Second “B” Main (Top 3 Advance to “A” Main – 12 Laps): 1. 24c-Craig Carroll (1), 2. 21-Andrwe Deal (3), 3. 78-Chris Bonneau (4), 4. 5-Tye Mihocko (2), 5. 5h-Cameron Hagin (7), 6. 13-Dennis Gile (6), 7. 87F-Brian McClelland (9), 8. 7m-Chance Morton (5), 9. 13w-Grant Wresche (8).

“A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn (2), 2. 4-Stevie Sussex (7), 3. 93-Dustin Morgan (1), 4. 36-Jonathan Beason (17), 5. 77m-R.J. Johnson (4), 6. 24h-Ty Hulsey (12), 7. 7-Shon Deskins (21), 8. 16x-Anthony Nicholson (11), 9. 24c-Craig Carroll (16), 10. 78-Chris Bonneau (20), 11. 5$-Danny Smith (14), 12. 9$-Kyle Clark (15), 13. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (8), 14. 85-Forrest Sutherland (3), 15. 16-Mike Martin (10), 16. 21-Andrew Deal (18), 17. 5-Tye Mihocko (22), 18. 79-Tim Kent (5), 19. 23-Seth Bergman (9), 20. 26m-Fred Mattox (6), 21. 34-Chad Boespflug (19), 22. 22-David Stephenson (13).

Lap Leaders: Dustin Morgan 1-2, Blake Hahn 3-30.

Note: Fourth-place “B” Main finishers Shon Deskins and Tye Mihocko were awarded Promoter’s Provisionals to start the main event.

 

 

Charles Davis, Jr. Charges to Freedom Tour Opening Night Win at I-30 Speedway

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (August 16, 2017) – Charles Davis, Jr., cashed in on a late opportunity to win the opening leg of USAC Southwest Sprint Car “Freedom Tour” action for the second time in three years by winning Wednesday night’s 30-lap feature atop the high-banked I-30 Speedway clay oval.

Buckeye, Arizona’s “Chargin’ Charles” assumed the point when race leader R.J. Johnson looped it in turn four with the white flag in sight and then survived a green-white-checkered challenge from hometown hotshoe Tim Crawley to take the $2,500 triumph in the series first visit to Little Rock.

“That was fun, this is one racy little joint,” the multi-time Arizona champ exclaimed as he climbed from the Massey Motorsports No. 50 RSS Industries/Rod End Supply entry after his third career “Freedom Tour” triumph in the opening leg of the Fifth Annual mini-series.

With Davis, Jr., gridding the field outside the third row after earning the evening’s top passing point total through heat race action, the Oklahoma duo of Casey Wills and Danny Smith led the feature field to the green flag with Wills crossing the stripe first after the opening circuit before Smith paced the next two rounds.

Defending series champ R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, AZ, was on the move though aboard the Michaels No. 77m machine, racing into the lead on the fourth round. Johnson set the pace with a wild battle for position in his wake until the race’s first caution flew after 14 rounds for a Kevin Hinkle spin in turn four.

Action resumed with Johnson again leading the way as the battle for second narrowed down to the trio of Davis, Jr., seventh-starter Crawley and tenth-starter Dennis Gile in the closing rounds.

Opportunity presented itself to Davis, Jr., though when Johnson spun exiting turn four with the white flag in sight, setting up a two-lap dash to the stripe with Davis, Jr., in command ahead of Crawley and Gile.

Davis, Jr., fought off a bid and raced down the backstretch less than a half-lap away from the checkered flag when a turn one skirmish between Danny Smith and Howard Moore precipitated one final caution that set up a green-white-checkered run to the stripe.

Crawley made another bid to take the win aboard Mike Ward’s No. 88 but fell short, with Davis, Jr., taking the Freedom Tour checkered flag. Crawley and Gile slid back and forth in the final pair of corners with Crawley earning the position as Arizona’s Gile settled for runner-up honors.

Arizona’s Tye Mihock worked his way forward from ninth to capture fourth with Owasso, Oklahoma’s Dustin Morgan charging through the field from 15th to round out the top five after winning the “B” Main. Little Rock’s Cody Gardner was sixth with Wills, Kyle Clark, Memphis rep Anthony Nicholson and Yuma’s Mike Martin completing the top ten.

Fifth Annual USAC Southwest Sprint Car “Freedom Tour” action resumes with Round Two at Creek County Speedway near Tulsa, OK, on Thursday night.

Fifth Annual USAC Southwest Freedom Tour Round One Results

August 16, 2017 – I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR)

Heat Races (Top 14 in Passing Points to “A” Main; balance to “B” Main)

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 16-Mike Martin (2), 2. 31-Casey Wills (1), 3. 78-Chris Bonneau (7), 4. 15J-Jeremy Middleton (4), 5. D6-Cody Gardner (8), 6. 38-Rick Pringle (5), 7. 69-Jamey Mooney (6), 8. 7-Shon Deskins (3).

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (4), 2. 5$-Danny Smith (2), 3. 13-Dennis Gile (1), 4. 40-Howard Moore (3), 5. 16x-Anthony Nicholson (7), 6. 43-Ty Hulsey (5), 7. 21-Kevin Hinkle (6), 8. 57-Stevie Sussex (8).

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 77m-R.J. Johnson (4), 2. 88-Tim Crawley (1), 3. 5-Tye Mihocko (2), 4. 21z-Zach Pringle (3), 5. 93-Dustin Morgan (5), 6. 9$-Kyle Clark (6), 7. 34-Chad Boespflug (7).

“B” Main (Top 6 Advance to “A” Main – 8 Laps): 1. 93-Dustin Morgan (1), 2. 9$-Kyle Clark (2), 3. 38-Rick Pringle (3), 4. 7-Shon Deskins (7), 5. 43-Ty Hulsey (4), 6. 21-Kevin Hinke (5), 7. 69-Jamey Mooney (6), 8. 34-Chad Boespflug (DNS), 9. 57-Stevie Sussex (DNS).

“A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (6), 2. 88-Tim Crawley (7), 3. 13-Dennis Gile (10), 4. 5-Tye Mihocko (9), 5. 93-Dustin Morgan (15), 6. D6-Cody Gardner (8), 7. 31-Casey Wills (1), 8. 9$-Kyle Clark (16), 9. 16x-Anthony Nicholson (11), 10. 16-Mike Martin (3), 11. 21z-Zach Pringle (14), 12. 43-Ty Hulsey (19), 13. 77m-R.J. Johnson (5), 14. 21-Kevin Hinkle (20), 15. 5$-Danny Smith (2), 16. 40-Howard Moore (13), 17. 15J-Jeremy Middleton (12), 18. 78-Chris Bonneau (4), 19. 38-Rick Pringle (17), 20. 7-Shon Deskins (18).

Lap Leaders: Casey Wills 1, Danny Smith 2-3, R.J. Johnson 4-28, Charles Davis, Jr., 29-30.

 

 

Schlafer, Schmidt, Fieber, Walvoord, Ruh shine in PDTR action

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) August 12, 2017 – On a night when Plymouth Dirt Track Racing honored the best drivers who have ever strapped into a race car at the venerable Plymouth track, the stars of today treated fans to thrilling finishes and side-by-side racing action as PDTR presented its annual Past Champions Night program Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds.

In the Sprint Car 25-lap headliner Danny Schlafer pulled off a last-lap pass to claim his third A-main triumph of the 2017 season. Likewise, Justin Schmidt of Cleveland executive a final-lap pass of his own to win his first PDTR Late Model A-main event of the year. Former PDTR Grand National champion Mark Fieber of Cascade notched his second main event victory of the season, while J.J. Walvoord of Sheboygan (B Mod) and Preston Ruh of Elkhart Lake (Micro Sprint) each picked up their first career A-main victories in their respective divisions.

Will Gerrits of Waupun jumped out the lead with a low move in turn four of the opening lap. Gerrits held down the top spot while Boltonville’s Bill Taylor, who started on the pole, road the high groove to pressure the lead on lap 6.

The first of five caution flags appeared on lap 7 when Tyler Brabant of Waupun spun in turn four. Two more caution periods ensued before another green flag lap was completed. The first came when Taylor and 2008 PDTR Sprint Car champion Lance Fassbender of Burnett collided in turn two, and the second appeared for debris in turn one.

When green flag action resumed, 2010 PDTR Sprint Car champ Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee, who started fifth, used the high line to take second. One lap later, Davis charged around Gerrits to assume the top spot.

Meanwhile, two-time PDTR Sprint Car champion Danny Schlafer powered up from his 11th starting spot to take third on lap 9. After the fourth caution of the race came out for Jeremy Hunt’s spin in turn four, Schlafer flexed his muscle to sweep past Gerrits and Davis to take over the lead on lap 11.

Schlafer and Davis each rode the high groove over the second half of the race with Davis staying within five car lengths as the leaders worked through lapped traffic starting on lap 16.

Just as Schlafer appeared set to cruise to the victory the fifth and final caution flag was displayed on lap 23 when Shane Wenninger of Kewaskum and Waupun’s Tim Haddy made contact in turn three.

That set up a mad two lap dash to the finish between the two winningest drivers in the history of the Midwest Sprint Car Association. After a single-file restart, Davis used the high groove in turns one and two to set up a slide job in turns three and four, which vaulted him past Schlafer into the lead on lap 24.

However, Schlafer was not to be denied as he ducked under Davis in turns one and two and slid in front of Davis in turn four of the final lap to post his third PDTR Sprint Car victory of the season, 19th career A-main PDTR Sprint Car triumph and 48th MSA A-main victory of his career.

Davis finished second by just a car length, point leader Brandon McMullen of Oshkosh, who started seventh, finished third, 10th starter Justin Miller of Plymouth placed fourth and Dannon Tessmer of Slinger rounded out the top five after starting eighth.

The caution-free 25-lap Late Model A main rolled off with polesitter Jim Letizia of Milwaukee leading the first three circuits before 2014 PDTR Late Model champ Mitch McGrath, who started fifth, used the high groove in turn two to power past Letizia into the lead on lap 4.

As McGrath held a half-straightway lead at the front of the field, defending PDTR Late Model champion Tim Buhler of Glenbuelah used the low and middle groove to work his way into third place on lap 5 and second place on lap 7.

Buhler gradually began to reel in McGrath over the next 14 laps before pulling even with McGrath in turn two on lap 21. The two former champions dueled side by side on lap 22 before second starter Justin Schmidt of Cleveland, who dropped well back in the field on the start, charged in to pressure the leaders.

On lap 24 used the extreme low line to sneak past Buhler into second and he continued his momentum to dip underneath McGrath in the final turn to seal his first A-main victory of the 2017 season and fifth triumph of his PDTR Late Model career in the non-stop race.

McGrath had to settle for second by less than a car length, Buhler wound up third, fourth starter Jim Schmidt of Cleveland placed fourth and Chris Carlson of Union Grove rounded out the top five after starting third.

Mark Fieber took the lead on the drop of the green flag in the 25-lap Grand National A main from the pole position.

Outside front row starter Jeff Lammers of Plymouth held tight to Fieber along the low groove during the first 11 laps before two-time PDTR Grand National champ Don Sorce Jr. of West Allis worked the high line to work past Lammers into second on lap 12.

Sorce Jr. then moved in to challenge Fieber for the lead on lap 14. The two former Grand National champs dueled side by side over the next two laps, but Fieber was too tough and Sorce Jr. eventually fell in line behind him on lap 15. On lap 20, Sorce Jr. ventured high again to pressure Fieber, but again Fieber fended off the advances of Sorce Jr.

The lone caution of the race appeared on lap 23 when Dick Hed of Plymouth and Brian Cesar of Sheboygan spun to a stop. On the restart, Lammers moved past Sorce Jr. into second up high on lap 24. However, Sorce Jr. battled back to take second at the finish as Fieber cruised to his second PDTR Grand National A-main victory of the season and 12th career A-main triumph at the Plymouth track.

Sorce Jr. was second, Lammers took third, fifth starter Kurt Davis placed fourth and third starter Tyler Kulow of Plymouth claimed fifth.

Polesitter J.J. Walvoord took the lead on lap one of the 25-lap B Mod A main as Chad Vetting of Valders mounted a huge run to work his way into second from the seventh starting spot.

On lap 2, former PDTR Outlaw Compact champ Travis Arenz of Sheboygan, who was filling in for Justin Bauer, moved into second from his eighth starting position. Arenz then proceeded to close the gap on Walvoord before the first of four caution flags appeared on lap 12 when Brandon Berth of Plymouth spun in turn four.

After two more cautions, Arenz continued to hound Walvoord along the low to middle groove. However, Walvoord fended off each of Arenz’s efforts. Meanwhile, point leader Justin Green of Sheboygan Falls, who started 11th, used the high groove to challenge Arenz for second starting on lap 18.

Following one more caution, Arenz and Green continued their duel for second place as Walvoord maintain the lead. At the finish line, it was Walvoord claiming his first career PDTR B Mod A-main victory.

Arenz finished second, Green was third, fifth starter Cody Eickberg of Plymouth place fourth and Vetting rounded out the top five.

In the 15-lap Micro Sprint A main, Preston Ruh grabbed the initial lead from the pole and held off repeated challenges from second starter Dave Collins of Madison on the way to his first career Micro Sprint A-main triumph.

Collins was second, Tyler Davis of South Milwaukee took third and Josh Rehberg of Milwaukee placed fourth.

Ten Vintage Modifieds were also on hand to stage an exhibition race.

The trophy sponsor for evening was Pit Stop Pizza. The next Plymouth Dirt Track racing program on Saturday, Aug. 19 will feature Race Against Cancer Night with a special appearance by Pink Heals of Sheboygan County and the organization’s pink fire truck. Racing will begin at 6 p.m.

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JOHNSONVILLE SAUSAGE SPRINT CAR Date of Race: August 12, 2017 HEAT 1 1, DANNY SCHLAFER. 2, DICK KAISER. 3, EMILY PORTSCHY. 4, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 5, JOSH TEUNISSEN. 6, SCOTT CONGER. 7, ANTHONY KNIERIM. HEAT 2 1, JUSTIN MILLER. 2, LANCE FASSBENDER. 3, BILL TAYLOR. 4, KURT DAVIS. 5, TONY WONDRA. 6, SHANE WENNINGER. 7, JEREMY HUNT. HEAT 3 1, DANNON TESSMER. 2, TIM HADDY. 3, CHRIS CLAYTON. 4, WILL GERRITS. 5, KEVIN KARNTZ. 6, TYLER BRABANT. 7, PAUL POKORSKI. A FEATURE 1, DANNY SCHLAFER. 2, KURT DAVIS. 3, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 4, JUSTIN MILLER. 5, DANNON TESSMER. 6, WILL GERRITS. 7, CHRIS CLAYTON. 8, PAUL POKORSKI. 9, KEVIN KARNTZ. 10, LANCE FASSBENDER. 11, SCOTT CONGER. 12, DICK KAISER. 13, JOSH TEUNISSEN. 14, TONY WONDRA. 15, BILL TAYLOR. 16, EMILY PORTSCHY. 17, JEREMY HUNT. 18, TIM HADDY. 19, SHANE WENNINGER. 20, TYLER BRABANT. 21, ANTHONY KNIERIM. LATE MODEL HEAT 1 1, MITCH MCGRATH. 2, CHRIS CARLSON. 3, TAYLOR SCHEFFLER. 4, JUSTIN SCHMIDT. 5, JIM LETIZIA. 6, DAVE JAEGER. HEAT 2 1, BRAD MUELLER. 2, TIM BUHLER. 3, JIM SCHMIDT. 4, BILLY REZUTEK. 5, RANDY MARKWARDT. 6, CHARLIE SCHMIDT. A FEATURE 1, JUSTIN SCHMIDT. 2, MITCH MCGRATH. 3, TIM BUHLER. 4, JIM SCHMIDT. 5, CHRIS CARLSON. 6, JIM LETIZIA. 7, DAVE JAEGER. 8, BRAD MUELLER. 9, RANDY MARKWARDT. 10, CHARLIE SCHMIDT. 11, BILLY REZUTEK. 12, TAYLOR SCHEFFLER. (DNS).13, JUSTIN HIRT.

 

 

Adams and Crum Split NSA Series Doubleheader at Electric City Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - GREAT FALLS, Mont. (Aug. 14, 2017) - Casey Adams and Chance Crum both visited Victory Lane last weekend during an NSA Series doubleheader at Electric City Speedway.

Adams, who entered the weekend with a slim lead in the NSA Series championship standings, kicked off the weekend by winning the first heat race from fourth on Friday. That locked him into the feature redraw, in which he pulled the No. 3 to start the main event on the inside of the second row.

He gained the two positions needed to take the lead and pull away en route to his second series victory this season. Sean MacDonell placed a season-best second with Kelly Miller, who entered the weekend trailing Adams by only 34 points in the standings, rounding out the podium. David Miller, who won the other heat race, finished fourth with Chance Crum earning the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars by maneuvering from last - 14th - to a fifth-place result.

Crum continued to move forward on Saturday during the weekend finale. He advanced a position in a heat race to lock into the feature redraw. Crum then pulled the No. 2 during the random redraw to start the main event on the outside of the front row a night after tagging the back of the field for the A Main.

Crum took advantage as he held off Adams for his first career series triumph. Trever Kirkland placed third with David Miller ending fourth for the second straight night. Kelly Miller was the Hard Charger Award winner for advancing from 11th to fifth place.

Chevy Goodhope and David Miller were the heat race winners.

The NSA Series will be off for the remainder of the month before returning to Electric City Speedway for the 23rd annual Mountain Round Up Sept. 1-3.

NSA SERIES RACE REPORT: Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on Aug. 11, 2017 -

Heat 1 : 1. 12-Casey Adams (4); 2. 97-Matthew Dusseault (1); 3. 9-Sean MacDonell (6); 4. 38b-Brian Brown (5); 5. 36-Chevy Goodhope (7); 6. 31-Shane Moore (3); 7. 23n-Chance Crum (2).

Heat 2 : 1. 16-David Miller (1); 2. 37-Trever Kirkland (2); 3. 2jr-Kelly Miller (5); 4. 35m-Cody Masse (4); 5. 00-Roger Cummings (3); 6. 3-Jordan Milne (6); 7. 14-Rob Orgar (7).

A Feature : 1. 12-Casey Adams (3); 2. 9-Sean MacDonell (2); 3. 2jr-Kelly Miller (5); 4. 16-David Miller (6); 5. 23n-Chance Crum (14); 6. 3-Jordan Milne (10); 7. 36-Chevy Goodhope (8); 8. 97-Matthew Dusseault (7); 9. 35m-Cody Masse (9); 10. 14-Rob Orgar (12); 11. 00-Roger Cummings (11); 12. 31-Shane Moore (13); 13. 38b-Brian Brown (1); 14. 37-Trever Kirkland (4).

NSA SERIES RACE REPORT: Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on Aug. 12, 2017 -

Heat 1 : 1. 36-Chevy Goodhope (2); 2. 35m-Cody Masse (1); 3. 9-Sean MacDonell (4); 4. 37-Trever Kirkland (6); 5. 3-Jordan Milne (3); 6. 2jr-Kelly Miller (5); 7. 38b-Brian Brown (7).

Heat 2 : 1. 16-David Miller (2); 2. 12-Casey Adams (7); 3. 97-Matthew Dusseault (1); 4. 23n-Chance Crum (5); 5. 00-Roger Cummings (4); 6. 31-Shane Moore (3); 7. 14-Rob Orgar (6).

A Feature : 1. 23n-Chance Crum (2); 2. 12-Casey Adams (4); 3. 37-Trever Kirkland (5); 4. 16-David Miller (3); 5. 2jr-Kelly Miller (11); 6. 9-Sean MacDonell (6); 7. 35m-Cody Masse (7); 8. 3-Jordan Milne (10); 9. 36-Chevy Goodhope (1); 10. 97-Matthew Dusseault (8); 11. 14-Rob Orgar (13); 12. 00-Roger Cummings (9); 13. 31-Shane Moore (14); 14. 38b-Brian Brown (12).

2017 FEATURE WINNERS -

J.J. Hickle - 3 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on July 14; BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., on July 15 and Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on July 22); Casey Adams - 2 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on May 19 and Aug. 11); Travis Rilat - 2 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on May 20 and BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., on June 17); and Chance Crum - 1 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on Aug. 12).

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Sept. 1-3 at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., for the 23 rd annual Mountain Round Up

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BMPSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NSASeries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NSASeries

NORTH-AMERICAN SPEED ASSOCIATION -

The North-American Speed Association is a 360ci winged sprint car series that dates back to the mid-1990s. NSA Founder Mike Quigley, who is a former sprint car driver and the current owner at BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., established the series to hold marquee events throughout the West Coast, Western Canada and Montana.

TRACKS -

BMP SPEEDWAY (Billings, Mont.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval. The track hosts weekly racing from the middle of May through late September. For more information, visit http://www.BMPSpeedway.com.

CASTROL RACEWAY (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) - It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile track. It showcases weekly racing and special events from May through October. For more information, visit http://www.CastrolRaceway.com.

CENTRAL WASHINGTON STATE FAIR RACEWAY (Yakima, Wash.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile clay oval located at the Central Washington State Fairgrounds. The track only hosts special events each year.

DRAYTON VALLEY SPEEDWAY (Drayton Valley, Alberta, Canada) - It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile track that was re-opened in 2016. For more information, visit http://www.DVSpeedway.com.

ELECTRIC CITY SPEEDWAY (Great Falls, Mont.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/10-mile oval that was built in the early 1950s. The facility showcases weekly events from late April until early September. For more information, visit http://www.ElectricCitySpeedway.com .

SKAGIT SPEEDWAY (Alger, Wash.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/10-mile track that was established in 1954. The oval puts on weekly events from April through September every season. For more information, visit http://www.SkagitSpeedway.com.

 

 

FAST to get Attica back to racing; visit Mercer Saturday

FREMONT, Ohio – It was the biggest event in the history of the FAST series took place Saturday, Aug. 12. The teams of the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics and the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro were part of over 140 sprint cars to compete in the inaugural Great Lakes Dirt Nationals presented by Lowes.

New Castle, Indiana’s Caleb Armstrong bested a field of 63 winged 410ci sprints to collect not only the $15,000 top prize, but a guaranteed starting spot in the $100,000-to-win Sprint Car World Championships April 27-28 at Mansfield Motor Speedway. Also locking into the rich April event were second and third place finishers, Hermitage, Pennsylvania’s Adam Kekich and Morrisdale, Pennsylvania’s Jimmy Seger.

The opening laps of the 410 feature saw a couple of multi-car crashes. When the race began Seger jumped out to a commanding lead only to see that erased when Caleb Helms stopped with four laps scored. On the ensuing restart, Seger was penalized for not getting under power at the cone, giving the lead to Armstrong who cruised away for the win. Kekich used the track’s middle lane to get around Seger for second.

"It's pretty cool being locked into that race for $100,000, and to come out here and win this $15,000,” Armstrong said. "I feel like it was kind of handed to me, but it's just a tough race track to pass on. I just got to thank the fans for staying out here real late. It's fun, and these guys are doing an awesome job. What they're trying to do for the sport is just amazing."

Forty cars – the largest ever FAST 305 series field – saw Fremont, Ohio’s Dustin Stroup take home the $3,000 top prize.

“This is the biggest win of my career. I have to thank Dennis Level and Level Performance for getting a motor together for me on short notice and my mom, dad and wife for all they do for me,” said Stroup.

The battle for the coveted FAST titles is heating up with only five events left for the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series and four events for the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series.

“I want to thank Cody (Sommer, promoter of Mansfield) for including the FAST series in this great event. This will grow to be one of the premiere sprint car races in not only Ohio, but the region. Our teams did very well against a very tough field of cars. For our series to draw over 100 competitors is truly a testament to what we are all about – blue collar race teams being able to compete and have fun. We are looking forward to getting back to Attica Friday and taking on the Western Pennsylvania teams at Mercer Saturday.”

Both series help Attica Raceway Park get back to action after the track has been idle the past two weeks for the Attica Fair. It’s WNWO Channel 24 of Toledo/UBS Financial Services/Tusing Builders Night on Friday, Aug. 18. Not only will the FAST teams be in action but it is also an Attica/Wayne County Speedway