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Ft. Morgan, CO (August 16, 2014) - The RMMRA made their third stop at Butch Speicher's I-76 Speedway of the season and the night was owned by Keith Rauch!

Heat race action started of with Rauch taking the win in heat one followed by Randy Oerter and rookie Collin Reinhart making his first appearance in a midget. Heat race two showed a tight battle between Chris Sheil and Bob Harr on the fast 1/4 mile surface. The heat was won by Sheil followed closely by Bob Harr and Ryan Oerter.

During the night, the 2014 Colorado Motorsports Hall of Fame Inductees were announced mid-track. This was a very big night for the RMMRA as they have four members going into the HoF. Past champion Mike Gregg, Gene Pastor, and current points leader/past champion Keith Rauch were announced to the crowd Saturday night. In addition, Mark Matejka was announced as the "Jerry Van Dyke" award recipient for his contribution to motorsports.

After the intermission, the track was reworked and did not disappoint. The surface held moisture and was extremely fast. The field took the green and had tight battles throughout the field. Keith Rauch and Bob Harr took off to commanding leads from the remaining field and battled closely the entire feature. At the checkers, it was Rauch showing why he is deserving of Hall of Fame honors as he captured his 61st career midget win.

The RMMRA would like to thank Butch Speicher for a fast track and an incredible audience as the night featured "Fan Appreciation" night activities during intermission. A special thank you as well to an anonymous sponsor, in addition to Glen Tilton from Napa Auto Parts of Cheyenne, who together boosted the purse by $1,500!!!

The next race is August 23rd at El Paso County Speedway in Calhan, CO. See you all there!!

Complete Results are as follows:

Heat One (8 Laps) - Keith Rauch, Randy Oerter, Collin Reinhart (Rookie), Doug Bensenberg (DNF), Scott Fennell (DNS), Greg Schaefer (DNS)

Heat Two (8 Laps) - Chris Sheil, Bob Harr, Ryan Oerter, Brad Tilton, Mark Chisholm (DNF), Bill Rousch (DNS)

"A" Feature (20 Laps) - Keith Rauch, Bob Harr, Chris Sheil, Mark Chisholm, Greg Schaefer, Randy Oerter, Brad Tilton, Ryan Oerter, Collin Rinehart, Bill Rousch, Doug Bensenberg, Scott Fennell

 

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

15811 Waynesfield Rd. | Waynesfield, Ohio 45896

www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net | 419.568.3201

Westfall, Hicks, Lines, Henning, Iiams, Seeling Win At Waynesfield

August 16, 2014

Back to school time can be both hectic and expensive for many families in the area. Waynesfield Raceway Park in conjunction with race teams and fans gave away multiple sets of school supplies Saturday night to make sure kids head back to school in style. Prizes ranging from backpacks filled with an entire years supply of school supplies to notebooks and pencils were distributed with every child in attendance walking home with something to take back to school. To show appreciation to the fans in attendance, drivers invaded the grandstands in groves to meet and greet with fans who play such a vital role in the sport of auto racing. To top off an already full evening of family fun, the ladies of the racing world suited up for a 10 lap exhibition powder puff tough truck race sponsored by Block Insurance. The annual event is highly competitive on the track and in the stands with families showing their female competitors the highest level of support. Fans were treated with an all around good time both on and off the track on Indian Lake Outfitters night at the races.

First to take the track was the Buckeye Machine Non Wing sprint cars for their 25 lap A-main. With 26 cars signing in to compete, three heat races determined the first 15 starting spots in the A-main. The final five spots came in through one 10 lap B-main. Mike Dunlap, Luke Hall, and Matt Westfall came away victorious in the preliminary heat races. Andy Conley in the 14C came away with the B-main victory with Stratton Briggs, Stuart Hanft, Mark Silva, and Lee Underwood transferring to the A-main. Underwood managed to put a slider on Jimmy Snead coming to the checkered flag to steal the final transfer spot. With the field set and an inversion of six, Cole Ketchan and Tyler Hewitt led the powerful field to the opening green flag. Into turn one and two, Tyler Hewitt took the early lead shuffling Ketchan back to second. Matt Westfall, who started on the outside of row two made a run on Ketchan for second. The run was a success when Westfall found himself not only around Ketchan, but Hewitt as well putting him in the lead as the first yellow flag waved. The 6 of Stuart Hanft spun on the top side of turn three and began to slide down the banking. Something was definitely wrong with the 6 car as it continued to slide down the banking with no sign of functioning brakes. Hanft was towed from the scene and scored finishing twenth. Westfall led the field to the restart. Hewitt got a good jump but not as good as Westfall who took off down the back stretch. Westfall would build a lead up and watch it diminish as lap traffic began to build at the halfway signal. Hewitt used this to his advantage to steal the lead while Westfall got caught up behind lap traffic. With ten to go, Westfall continued to fight lap traffic when he made minor contact with a lap car entering turn three. This slight mishap did not faze Westfall as he never lost sight of the lead. Hewitt ran low on steam fighting deep in traffic allowing Westfall to reclaim the lead. With just five laps remaining in the A-main, Stratton Briggs prompted the first red flag of the evening when his car went upside down in turn two. Briggs climbed out under his own power uninjured. A final restart allowed Westfall to build up a second and a half lead over Hewitt and take the win. Tyler Hewitt finished in second with Luke Hall finishing in third. Lee Underwood, who just slid into a transfer spot in the B-main, advanced ten spots to pick up the hard charger award.

The Block Insurance Tough Trucks hit the track next for their 15 lap A-main. Ben Hower in the 316 and Chris Hicks in the 71 led the field to the green flag. The front row remained side-by-side into turn two before finally separating on the exit of the corner. Hicks took the early lead and led the opening the lap. Larry Fox fought the wheel on his 28 holding off a challenging Jerry Sawmiller directly behind him. Sawmiller and his powerful 60 prevailed and claimed the spot from Fox. Bill Keeler, a weekly double duty driver, put his truck into the mix before settling for a spot inside the top five at the halfway mark. Mike Hicks in the 33 held down the runner up spot giving Chris the space he needed to battle lap traffic. As laps began to tick away, Mike decided to give Chris a run for his money. Mike put his 33 right on the backend of Chris as he was fighting lap traffic. The battle mixed with lap traffic sent the Hicks duo three wide as the field came to the white flag. Mike continued on the bumper into turn four before giving Chris the win. Mike Hicks settled for second place run with Jerry Sawmiller coming home in third. Chris emerged from behind the wheel showing fans his trademarked victory pose in Best Performance victory lane. JJ Butler in the 1J came home in tenth and was the recipient of the hard charger award.

The Post Agri Service UMP Modifed A-main was eventful from the drop of the green flag. Tony Anderson and Weasel Phlipot led the field to the green to get the 20 lap feature underway. Phlipot had trouble getting his 52 to start dropping him back three spots by the time the field entered turn two. No laps would be completed as the yellow flew for the 5H of Brian Hogan who spun off of turn three sending the 24 of Terry Grilliot into the infield. Both cars suffered very minimal damaged and rejoined the field for the complete restart. The second start was still not good for Phlipot as he once again could not get the car rolling fast enough into turn two. Phlipot once again dropped back three to four spots once it was all said and done. Anderson used this to his advantage as he began to pull away from the field. Two laps crossed off the ledger when the yellow flag came out again for the 112 of Chris Ullery. Ullery came to a stop on the top side of turn four. The car was taken to the hotpit where his crew determined the car could not be repaired in the allotted three laps. A second caution for Brian Hogan would result in his removal from the racing surface when he spun two laps later after the field returned to green flag racing. This caution was a good one for the fans as it allowed the field to restack. Anderson had a powerhouse behind him in the form of Randy Lines. Lines was highly discussed during hot laps as a prime competitor and driver to beat. Lines took the lead away from Anderson shortly after the restart pushing Anderson back to second. Matt Westfall began to make a run through the field before finding an open spot in third. Jerry Bowersock would fall victim to the a caution with 13 laps to go in turns three and four. Bowersock was well inside the top ten at the time of the crash battling heavily with the 116 of Jimmie Haager. A series of restarts were bad for many drivers. The first restart prompted a caution for the 0% of Derrick Austin and the 58P of Jim Post as they both tangled together entering turn two. Both slid to the bottom of the racing surface making contact with the inside tire marker. The second restart fell victim to a caution coming to the flag. Three drivers, Cody Basiniger, Terry Grilliot, and David Treon, connected forming a roadblock on the inside of the track. The tire marker on the bottom of turn four was also relocated a few feet because of the accident. Third time was a charm as green flag racing resumed. Lines took off posting some of the fastest laps of the night. He continued this powerful run with a final yellow coming with just eight laps remaining. The 44 of Zach Schroeder and the 52 of Weasel Phlipot got together in the exit of turn two. Both drivers were running inside the top ten challenging in the lead pack. The race went caution free for the remainder with Lines in the top spot. He posted some impressive lap times leading him directly to victory lane. Matt Westfall just could not catch up posting a second place finish. Tony Anderson, who led the race early on, finished third. Matt Twining picked up the hard charger award advancing 12 spot in the A-main.

The Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints hit the track next for their 20 lap feature. First and second in points started one and two in the A-main. Rod Henning and Gary Campbell led the field to the green flag. Both drivers are only separated by 40 points and a good points night could further or tighten the gap. Henning took the early lead leaving Gary Campbell in the dust. Campbell did not trail Henning for long as he exited the track for a mechanical issue just a few laps into the A-main. With Campbell out, Helterbran took his spot and challenged for the lead. That challenge was cut off when the E99 of Gage Etgen brought out the first caution when his car spun around in turn two. Etgen made no contact with any other object and was able to return to the racing surface. On the restart, things got crazy when the red flag was thrown immediately after the green for two cars tumbling in the middle of one and two. Riley VanHise landed on his side with Brad Racer doing most of the airborne action. Gunnar Lucius also found himself caught up in the mess but managed to stop before becoming involved. After a brief cleanup and car removal, green flag flew again for a second restart. This one would hold for three laps and enough time for Rod Henning to get into lap traffic and put some distance between him and Helterbran. Rob Winks in the 55 ran into problems when his wing began to peel back off the car exiting turn two. The aerodynamics on the 55 began both a hindrance and a safety issue causing him to stop on the high side exiting turn four. Winks pushed the 55 into the infield by himself disgusted with such an odd mechanical problem. On the restart, Henning got a great jump and continued his wrath of pulling away from the field. The 20 of Tyler Kendall began to smoke as laps began to dwindle. Henning came away with the win. Michael Helterbran and his 00 finished in the runner-up spot. Chris Bounds started third and finished third. Craig Stower was the recipient of the hard charger award for advancing ten spots sponsored by Foz Speed Partz.

After a good heat run and a lucky inversion draw, Jordan Iiams and Jeff Zwiebel starting side-by-side for the opening green flag of the 15 lap Indian Lake Outfitter compact A-main. Iiams was forced to start on the tail of heat race number two for arriving after pill draw had closed in the pits. Despite this, Iiams was ready to run as if everything was online and functioning properly. Iiams led the opening lap as a battle to determine spots two through five developed. Justin Durflinger, young but seasoned driver, threaded the needle to the extreme as he pushed the 17 through the field. Yoders decided to do the same for a shot at the win. All of the battling allowed Iiams to pull away from the field and never look back. The Yoder duo would go three wide with Waughtel late in the race to take fourth and fifth. Durflinger held down the second spot as the 1H of Jeff Zwiebel fell back to fifth. Waughtel battled with Zwiebel for the fifth spot for a majority of the late race laps until Waughtel took it permanently. Jordan Iiams crossed the line as the winner by over a second. Just Durflinger took home second with the first of the Yoders taking third. Harvery Yoder finished in fourth and was the winner of the hard charger award.

The Powerpuff Block Insurance Tough Truck event was an exciting event allowing the ladies of the racing community to get behind the wheel for a fun exhibition race. Tracy Hower and Abbey Wering, both relatives of weekly tough truck drivers, led the field to the green flag. Werling took the lead early before Hower powered back. Fans in the stands cheered loudly for their favorite driver with some fans even coaching from behind the catch fence. After the ten laps expired, Sam Seeling came away with the victory. Former Waynesfield flag woman Bridgit Brunk came home in second. Kelse Twining came home in third holding off Abbey Werling. Jamie Hunter rounded out the top five with Kim Johnston, Regina Tousley, Erica Fox, and Tracy Hower rounding out the field. Each of the ladies expressed their excitement about being on the 1/3rd mile but admit it was a nerve racking experience. The powerpuff returns in the month of September for the compact edition.

Back in action next Saturday night, August 23 with another full program of racing including the Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints, Performance Powder Coating ASMA Mini Sprints, Post Agri Service UMP Modifieds, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts. The wheel of prizes will be set up behind the flagstand with prizes up for grabs. Adult general admissions is just $12, Kids 11-15 are $6 with 10 & under FREE. Pit admittance is $25. Pit side gates open at 4PM and grandstand gates open at 5PM. Warm Ups are scheduled for 6PM with the first green flag flying at 7PM. Get all the latest information online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook, or by following @OfficialWRP on Twitter.

Saturday’s race was another Contingency Connection event offering nearly $2000 in awards each week and $100,000 over the 2014 season from national manufacturers. Contingency awards are in addition to cash purse payouts. See a track official for details on the Contingency Connection and how it can help racers when bills become due.

RACE RESULTS

Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints (26 Cars) [#]-Starting Position Heat 1 - Heat 1 (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 2B-Mike Dunlap[2] ; 2. 22-Dallas Hewitt[4] ; 3. 63-Huston Hewitt[7] ; 4. 14G-Rod Henning[1] ; 5. 87-Paul Dues[5] ; 6. 14C-Andy Conley[9] ; 7. 72-Stratton Briggs[8] ; 8. 63D-Jim Dues[6] ; 9. 24L-Lee Underwood[3] Heat 2 - Heat 2 (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 9N-Luke Hall[6] ; 2. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[9] ; 3. 14-Cooper Clouse[7] ; 4. 43G-Rob Guy[5] ; 5. 12-Kent Wolters[4] ; 6. 5-Mark Silva[1] ; 7. 8-Lewie Christain[3] ; 8. 9-Dave Disinger[8] ; 9. 25B-Mark Blausey[2] Heat 3 - Heat 3 (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 54-Matt Westfall[1] ; 2. 41K-Cole Ketchan[2] ; 3. 17-Kevin Myers[5] ; 4. 23S-Kyle Simon[7] ; 5. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[8] ; 6. 19-Jimmy Snead[6] ; 7. 6-Stuart Hanft[4] ; 8. 5W-Jeff Williams[3] B-Main - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 14C-Andy Conley[1] ; 2. 72-Stratton Briggs[4] ; 3. 6-Stuart Hanft[6] ; 4. 5-Mark Silva[2] ; 5. 24L-Lee Underwood[10] ; 6. 19-Jimmy Snead[3] ; 7. 5W-Jeff Williams[9] ; 8. 63D-Jim Dues[7] ; 9. 8-Lewie Christain[5] ; 10. 9-Dave Disinger[8] ; 11. 25B-Mark Blausey[11] A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 54-Matt Westfall[4]; 2. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[2]; 3. 9N-Luke Hall[5]; 4. 2B-Mike Dunlap[6]; 5. 14-Cooper Clouse[8]; 6. 14G-Rod Henning[10]; 7. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[15]; 8. 41K-Cole Ketchan[1]; 9. 23S-Kyle Simon[12]; 10. 24L-Lee Underwood[20]; 11. 87-Paul Dues[13]; 12. 14C-Andy Conley[16]; 13. 17-Kevin Myers[9]; 14. 5-Mark Silva[19]; 15. 43G-Rob Guy[11]; 16. 72-Stratton Briggs[17]; 17. 63-Huston Hewitt[7]; 18. 12-Kent Wolters[14]; 19. 22-Dallas Hewitt[3]; 20. 6-Stuart Hanft[18] Hard Charger: 24L-Lee Underwood[+10] Block Insurance Tough Trucks (19 Trucks) [#]-Starting Position Heat 1 - Heat 1 (8 Laps - Top 12 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 33-Mike Hicks[8] ; 2. 60-Jerry Sawmiller[2] ; 3. 71-Chris Hicks[9] ; 4. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[6] ; 5. 37-Roy Miller[10] ; 6. 9X-Mike Grigsby[4] ; 7. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[3] ; 8. 1J-J.J Butler[7] ; 9. 76-Allen Pow[1] ; 10. 69-Ron Tousley[5] Heat 2 - Heat 2 (8 Laps - Top 12 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 1W-Bill Keeler[7] ; 2. 28-Larry Fox[8] ; 3. 316-Ben Hower[5] ; 4. 82-Kevin Knittle[4] ; 5. OJ-Shane Jacobs[9] ; 6. 710-Ben Werling[3] ; 7. 17-Ryan Dunlap[1] ; 8. 8-Matt Mckinnon[2] ; 9. MT1-Gabe Twining[6] A-Main - (15 Laps) 1. 71-Chris Hicks[2]; 2. 33-Mike Hicks[6]; 3. 60-Jerry Sawmiller[4]; 4. 1W-Bill Keeler[5]; 5. 37-Roy Miller[9]; 6. 28-Larry Fox[3]; 7. OJ-Shane Jacobs[10]; 8. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[7]; 9. 9X-Mike Grigsby[11]; 10. 1J-J.J Butler[15]; 11. 710-Ben Werling[12]; 12. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[13]; 13. 316-Ben Hower[1]; 14. 17-Ryan Dunlap[14]; 15. MT1-Gabe Twining[18]; 16. 76-Allen Pow[17]; 17. 8-Matt Mckinnon[16]; 18. 69-Ron Tousley[19]; 19. 82-Kevin Knittle[8] Hard Charger: 1J-J.J Butler[+5] Post AgriService UMP Modifieds (23 Cars) [#]-Starting Position Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 12 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 54-Matt Westfall[4] ; 2. 18-randy lines[2] ; 3. X-Jerry Bowersock[3] ; 4. 10H-Brad Hess[6] ; 5. K9-Scott Gerdeman[5] ; 6. 58P-Jim Post[7] ; 7. 24-Terry Grilliot[1] ; 8. 20K-Bill Keeler[8] Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 12 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 34X-Brandon Vaughan[2] ; 2. 52-Weasel Phlipot[5] ; 3. 4J-David Treon[6] ; 4. 93-Josh Greber[8] ; 5. O%-Derrick Austin[7] ; 6. 73B-Cody Basiniger[1] ; 7. 20-Josh Morton[3] ; 8. M1G-Matt Twining[4] Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 12 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 116-Jimmie Haager[3] ; 2. 22T-Tony Anderson[7] ; 3. ZERO-Brent Hole[5] ; 4. 44-Zach Schroeder[4] ; 5. OOK-Kyle Peterson[6] ; 6. 112-Chris Ullery[1] ; 7. 5H-Brian Hogan[2] A-Main - (20 Laps) 1. 18-randy lines[3]; 2. 54-Matt Westfall[6]; 3. 22T-Tony Anderson[1]; 4. 116-Jimmie Haager[4]; 5. 34X-Brandon Vaughan[5]; 6. ZERO-Brent Hole[9]; 7. X-Jerry Bowersock[7]; 8. 10H-Brad Hess[10]; 9. 44-Zach Schroeder[12]; 10. K9-Scott Gerdeman[13]; 11. M1G-Matt Twining[23]; 12. 93-Josh Greber[11]; 13. 58P-Jim Post[16]; 14. 20K-Bill Keeler[22]; 15. OOK-Kyle Peterson[15]; 16. 4J-David Treon[8]; 17. O%-Derrick Austin[14]; 18. 73B-Cody Basiniger[17]; 19. 52-Weasel Phlipot[2]; 20. 24-Terry Grilliot[19]; 21. 5H-Brian Hogan[21]; 22. 112-Chris Ullery[18]; DNS. 20-Josh Morton[20] Hard Charger: M1G-Matt Twining[+12] Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints (23 Cars) [#]-Starting Position Heat 1 - Heat 1 (8 Laps - Top 12 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 42-Ty Tilton[1] ; 2. 22B-Brad Racer[3] ; 3. 14-Gary Campbell[5] ; 4. 66-Chase Dunham[7] ; 5. 96-Riley VanHise[2] ; 6. 328-Becca Stiefel[6] ; 7. IVO-Andrew Heitkamp[4] ; 8. 5J-Jake Hesson[8] Heat 2 - Heat 2 (8 Laps - Top 12 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 63-Dallas Hunt[1] ; 2. OO-Michael Helterbran[4] ; 3. 28H-Rod Henning[6] ; 4. 8JR-JR Wood[2] ; 5. 55-Rob Winks[8] ; 6. 26-Howard McCormick[3] ; 7. 20-Tyler Kendall[5] ; 8. 50-Craig Stower[7] Heat 3 - Heat 3 (8 Laps - Top 12 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 81H-Anthony Haas[1] ; 2. 28J-Chris Bounds[2] ; 3. 22-Gunnar Lucius[4] ; 4. 44-Ron Coleman[5] ; 5. E99-Gage Etgen[3] ; 6. 11-Corey Bedwell[6] ; 7. 17-Darin Collin[7] A-Main - (20 Laps) 1. 28H-Rod Henning[1]; 2. OO-Michael Helterbran[4]; 3. 28J-Chris Bounds[3]; 4. 8JR-JR Wood[11]; 5. 44-Ron Coleman[12]; 6. 81H-Anthony Haas[6]; 7. 66-Chase Dunham[10]; 8. 63-Dallas Hunt[7]; 9. 328-Becca Stiefel[16]; 10. E99-Gage Etgen[15]; 11. 26-Howard McCormick[17]; 12. 11-Corey Bedwell[18]; 13. 50-Craig Stower[23]; 14. 17-Darin Collin[21]; 15. 20-Tyler Kendall[20]; 16. 55-Rob Winks[14]; 17. IVO-Andrew Heitkamp[19]; 18. 22B-Brad Racer[5]; 19. 22-Gunnar Lucius[9]; 20. 96-Riley VanHise[13]; 21. 14-Gary Campbell[2]; 22. 42-Ty Tilton[8]; DNS. 5J-Jake Hesson[22] Hard Charger: 50-Craig Stower[+10] Indian Lake Outfitters Compacts (14 Cars) [#]-Starting Position Heat 1 - Heat 1 (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 66Z-Matt McKinnon[1] ; 2. 18-Logan Kirkman[3] ; 3. 17-Justin Durflinger[2] ; 4. 1H-Jeff Zwiebel[4] ; 5. 74-Lucas Fuller[5] ; 6. 34-James sorrell[6] ; 7. 30-Keith Staley[7] Heat 2 - Heat 2 (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 82-Harvey Yoder[4] ; 2. 95-David Yoder[5] ; 3. 71-Kolton Waughtel[1] ; 4. 518-Jordan Iiams[7] ; 5. 27S-Cody Sanders[3] ; 6. 27X-Robbie Tuttle[6] ; 7. 16-Jason Long[2] A-Main - (15 Laps) 1. 518-Jordan Iiams[1]; 2. 17-Justin Durflinger[4]; 3. 95-David Yoder[5]; 4. 82-Harvey Yoder[7]; 5. 71-Kolton Waughtel[3]; 6. 1H-Jeff Zwiebel[2]; 7. 66Z-Matt McKinnon[8]; 8. 18-Logan Kirkman[6]; 9. 74-Lucas Fuller[9]; 10. 34-James sorrell[11]; 11. 27X-Robbie Tuttle[12]; 12. 16-Jason Long[14]; 13. 27S-Cody Sanders[10]; DNS. 30-Keith Staley Hard Charger: 82-Harvey Yoder[+3] Powder Puff Block Insurance Tough Trucks (9 Trucks) [#]-Starting Position A-Main - (10 Laps) 1. 17-Sam Seeling[4]; 2. 37-Bridgit Brunk[7]; 3. 1W-Kelse Twining[5]; 4. 710-Abbey Werling[2]; 5. 82-Jamie Hunter[3]; 6. MT1-Kim Johnston[9]; 7. 69-Regina Tousley[8]; 8. 28-Erica Fox[6]; 9. 316-Tracy Hower[1] 2014 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

 

Kreig Heroth, Mike Bruce Claim Oswego Small Block Super Twin 20 Mains

OSWEGO, NY (August 18, 2014) – Under Sunday sunlight as opposed to Saturday starlight, Kreig Heroth and Mike Bruce drove to Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super Twin 20 main event wins Sunday at Oswego Speedway presented by Oswego County Federal Credit Union and Bosco’s Famous Italian Sausage.

Heroth started on pole in the first Twin 20 main leading all 20-laps, while Bruce started third in the second Twin feature, avoiding a last lap jingle between leaders Jon Tesoriero and Camden Proud to claim the win.

For Heroth the victory is his sixth career Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super triumph, while Bruce’s win was his third career main event victory and third of 2014, leading all SBS drivers this season.

Andrew Schartner, Danny Abt, Anthony Losurdo, and JJ Andrews chased Heroth to the line as the front five in the first Twin 20 main with Proud, Jason Simmons, Tesoriero, Jack Patrick, and Dave Cliff completing the top ten.

Schartner would claim another runner-up in Twin #2 ahead of Patrick, Abt, and Josh Kerr in the top five. Barry Kingsley, Simmons, Andrews, Heroth, and Jesse Bearup finished the top ten.

Heroth and two-time feature winner Losurdo led the first Twin main to green on Sunday, with Heroth jumping out front in the Won4Racing No. 04.

Schartner, who started third, managed to slide into the runner-up spot from the get-go with Losurdo sliding back to fourth on the outside behind Abt.

The field ran in a tight line approaching halfway of the 20-lap main with Heroth leading Schartner, Abt, Losurdo, Andrews, Kerr, Proud, Simmons, Tesoriero, and Bruce.

On lap 10, Proud was able to work by Kerr to move into sixth as the young 15-year old tried to work his way into the top five. The Proud No. 54 showed speed all day, winning his first career qualifying heat earlier in the afternoon, with a lap of 18.8-seconds.

With Heroth appearing well on his way to victory, a late race caution bunched up the field one more time. However, Heroth proved to be too strong, jumping away from the field and crossing the line for his first main event win of 2014 ahead of Schartner, Abt, Losurdo, and Andrews.

A charging Dave Cliff was declared the D&S Landscaping Hard Charger in Twin #1, while Proud would be the Nice Price Auto Sales Up and Comer.

The White’s Car Care 4th Place Finisher was Losurdo, with Heroth leading all 20-laps as the Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader.

SBS Twin #2 pitted Tesoriero and Proud on row one, with Tesoriero leaping to the race lead in the No. 47.

A race winner already this season, Tesoriero quickly settled into a rhythm in front with Proud, Bruce, Schartner, Patrick, and Abt joining in behind.

Again, working in single file formation leading to halfway, Bruce was the driver trying to make the high side work in the No. 22, but was unable to make it stick. The two-time main event winner would have to continually settle back in behind race leaders Tesoriero and Proud.

With five laps remaining, Proud came alive, now looking to the low side of the race leader in the third corner. After trying in consecutive laps, Tesoriero appeared to have the race in hand.

As the field came into the first corner on the final lap, Proud and Tesoriero would make contact, sending the two cars spinning into the first corner along with Bruce and Schartner running behind.

Bruce and Schartner were given their positions back on the Speedway for the restart with Bruce inheriting the lead over Schartner, Patrick, Abt, and Kerr.

With a green, white, checkered finish in sight, Bruce was able to pull away from Schartner for the win, his third of the season.

With a top five finish, Kerr was the Nice Price Auto Sales Up and Comer, while Greg O’Connor was awarded the D&S Landscaping Hard Charger award.

Abt would be the White’s Car Care 4th Place Finisher while long-time race leader Tesoriero was awarded as the Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader.

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Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Oswego Speedway Summer Championship presented by C's Beverage Center and Crop Production Services

BOX SCORE:

Pathfinder Bank SBS Twin #1 (20-laps): 1. 04 – KREIG HEROTH, 2. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 3. 57 - Dan Abt, 4. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 5. 93 - JJ Andrews, 6. 54 - Camden Proud, 7. 98 - Jason Simmons, 8. 47 - Jon Tesoriero, 9. 9 - Jack Patrick, 10. 67 - Dave Cliff, 11. 02 - Jesse Bearup, 12. 2 - Matt Magner, 13. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 14. 21 - Rob Pullen, 15. 27 - David LaTulip, 16. 90 - Greg O'Connor, 17. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 18. 8 - Josh Kerr, 19. 22 - Mike Bruce, 20. 87 - Tim Barbeau

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #67 - Dave Cliff

Nice Price Auto Sales Up & Comer: #54 - Camden Proud

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader: #04 - Kreig Heroth

White's Car Care 4th Place Award: #1 - Anthony Losurdo

Pathfinder Bank SBS Twin #2 (20-laps): 1. 22 – MIKE BRUCE, 2. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 3. 9 - Jack Patrick, 4. 57 - Dan Abt, 5. 8 - Josh Kerr, 6. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 7. 98 - Jason Simmons, 8. 93 - JJ Andrews, 9. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 10. 02 - Jesse Bearup, 11. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 12. 27 - David LaTulip, 13. 2 - Matt Magner, 14. 90 - Greg O'Connor, 15. 21 - Rob Pullen, 16. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 17. 54 - Camden Proud, 18. 47 - Jon Tesoriero, 19. 67 - Dave Cliff, 20. 87 - Tim Barbeau

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #90 - Greg O'Connor

Nice Price Auto Sales Up & Comer: #8 - Josh Kerr

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader: #47 - Jon Tesoriero

White's Car Care 4th Place Award: #57 - Dan Abt

Heat #1 (10-laps, all qualify): 1. 47 - Jon Tesoriero, 2. 57 - Dan Abt, 3. 9 - Jack Patrtick, 4. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 5. 02 - Jesse Bearup, 6. 2 - Matt Magner, 7. 67 - Dave Cliff

Heat #2 (10-laps, all qualify): 1. 54 - Camden Proud, 2. 8 - Josh Kerr, 3. 98 - Jason Simmons, 4. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 5. 27 - David LaTulip, 6. 74 - Mike Bond, 7. 90 - Greg O'Connor

Heat #3 (10-laps, all qualify): 1. 22 - Mike Bruce, 2. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 3. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 4. 93 - JJ Andrews, 5. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 6. 21 - Rob Pullen, 7. 87 - Tim Barbeau

 

 

Kody Graham Wire to Wire in Sunday Supermodified Main at Oswego

OSWEGO, NY (August 18, 2014) – The last time an Oswego Speedway Supermodified event was postponed to a Sunday; a Graham drove to victory lane. This past Sunday it happened again, as Kody Graham drove the Xtreme chassis No. 90 to Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane in dominant fashion, leading all 50-laps, as a part of Oswego County Federal Credit Union and Bosco’s Famous Italian Sausage Night at the Races.

Graham started the main event from the outside pole position, and charged to the lead by the first corner. From there Graham cruised to victory, slicing through lapped traffic with relative ease, earning his third career Novelis Supermodified main event win at Oswego Speedway in a green to checkered finish, completed in just under 15-minutes.

Michael Barnes and Randy Ritskes tried all they could to chase down the race leader, but fell short, with last week’s winner Joey Payne and championship leader Otto Sitterly finishing the top five positions.

“We’ve had a bit of an up and down year,” said Graham. “It feels good to have the car rolling like this now, heading into Classic Weekend. I have to thank all of the crew and these Xtreme guys, the car started great but dropped off some around halfway. We struggled some with lapped traffic, but it all worked out.”

Mr. Novelis Supermodified David Danzer, Joe Gosek, Dave Gruel, Pat Lavery, and Keith Shampine were the top ten runners after 50-laps.

Tim Snyder and Graham led the 23-car field to green on Sunday, with Graham gaining the early edge in the No. 90.

With Graham rolling in front the remainder of the field began to set up, with Gosek and Sitterly using the outside of the Speedway to pick off spots. Each managed to work their way into the top six by the race’s second lap, working around the No. 01 of Dan Connors Jr.

Danzer would be the next to take advantage of a slipping Connors, as Mr. Supermodified slid low on Connors for the seventh spot at lap 11.

By lap 15 Graham was on a roll, charging to a healthy lead on Barnes and Ritskes, who had managed to drive by Snyder and extend a lead of their own on the No. 0. Snyder, who has had engine issues much of the season, was hanging tight in the top five in the early going.

Further back, last week’s winner Joey Payne was now on the charge from 12th spot, diving under Connors for eighth position on lap 18 into turn three. The No. 99 of Payne was no doubt making the most moves of any other driver on the Speedway as the halfway point approached.

By lap 25 Sitterly and Gosek continued to work together to move into the top five, as they found room underneath the Snyder No. 0. However, by the time they had got to fourth and fifth the front three of Graham, Barnes, and Ritskes, were nowhere in sight.

The only saving grace for the remainder of the field’s efforts to catch Graham would be lapped traffic, and he would manage to find a slew of it around lap 28. Eventually clearing the slower running cars, they were now left for Barnes and Ritskes to deal with, which allowed Graham to extend his lead once again.

With Graham, Barnes, and Ritskes continuing to run away the battle was left for fourth on back between Sitterly, Gosek, Payne, Danzer, Gruel, Lavery, and Shampine.

Payne continued his march in the closing laps, driving under Gosek for fifth on lap 43, then driving around Sitterly for fourth on lap 46. Starting 12th, Payne was on a mission to get to the front for the second straight week.

However, laps would wind down quickly, with no cautions waving as Graham sped along to his first win of the season, handing the Graham Xtreme team their second consecutive win at the Speedway.

Barnes, Danzer, and Graham claimed Shell Shock Custom Helmet Paint Heat Race Challenge victories.

Shampine went on to claim the Lightouse Lanes Up and Comer Award while Lou LeVea Sr. was the Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger in the new Buske prepared No. 66.

Graham led all 50-laps for the Radical Racegear Lap Leader Award.

A total of 25 Novelis Supermodifieds were scheduled to take the green Sunday, but George Groves and Brian Sobus were not able to make it through feature hot laps.

Sobus, debuting the former Gruel driven Supermodified now numbered No. 79, broke coming down the front straight sending the sleek appearing machine into the outside steel. Sobus was uninjured, but the racecar had to be hooked from the Speedway. Sobus hopes to have the car repaired in time for Budweiser International Classic Weekend.

Jack Patrick also made his Supermodified debut in the LeVea No. 96 Supermodified, driven in recent weeks by LeVea Sr. The car is the former Kerfien owned No. 77 Page chassis Supermodified. No word yet as to whether or not Patrick will attempt to qualify the car for the Budweiser International Classic coming on Sunday, August 31.

With another top five finish, Sitterly now holds a 13-point edge on Gruel for the Novelis Supermodified championship, which will conclude on Sunday, September 14 as a part of Race of Champions Weekend.

Lavery, Ritskes, and Gosek are the top five in the championship battle each with a mathematical chance at the championship.

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Oswego Speedway

Oswego, NY

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Pathfinder Bank SBS Twin 20's - Novelis Supermodified 50

presented by Oswego County Federal Credit Union and Bosco's Famous Italian Sausage

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodifieds

Novelis Supermodified Main (50-laps): 1. 90 – KODY GRAHAM, 2. 68 - Michael Barnes, 3. 37 - Randy Ritskes, 4. 99 - Joey Payne, 5. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 6. 52 - Dave Danzer, 7. 00 - Joe Gosek, 8. 50 - Dave Gruel, 9. 22 - Pat Lavery, 10. 55 - Keith Shampine, 11. 01 - Dan Connors, 12. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 13. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 14. 18 - Howard Page, 15. 0 - Tim Snyder, 16. 66 - Lou LeVea Sr, 17. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 18. 44 - Bobby Haynes Jr, 19. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 20. 45 - Mike Barbera, 21. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 22. 3 - Brian Sweeney, 23. 96 - Jack Patrick, 24. 07 - George Groves, 25. 79 - Brian Sobus

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #66 - Lou LeVea Sr.

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #55 - Keith Shampine

Radical Race Gear Lap Leader: #90 - Kody Graham

Heat #1 (12-laps, all qualify): 1. 68 - Michael Barnes, 2. 37 - Randy Ritskes, 3. 55 - Keith Shampine, 4. 22 - Pat Lavery, 5. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 6. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 7. 45 - Mike Barbera, 8. 96 - Jack Patrick, 9. 66 - Lou LeVea Sr.

Heat #2 (12-laps, all qualify): 1. 52 - Dave Danzer, 2. 99 - Joey Payne, 3. 0 - Tim Snyder, 4. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 5. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 6. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 7. 79 - Brian Sobus, 8. 07 - George Groves

Heat #3 (12-laps, all qualify): 1. 90 - Kody Graham, 2. 01 - Dan Connors Jr, 3. 50 - Dave Gruel, 4. 00 - Joe Gosek, 5. 3 - Brian Sweeney, 6. 18 - Howard Page, 7. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 8. 44 - Bobby Haynes Jr

 

 

BADGER MIDGET SERIES

"Bell wins Cornfest Midget Classic" "Victory locks up Badger Championship”"

By Bryan Gapinski Sun Prairie, Wis., Aug. 18-- Christopher Bell scored a wire-to-wire victory, winning the Miller Lite Cornfest Midget Classic Sunday night at Angell Park Speedway. The event was co-sanctioned by the USAC Honda National Midget, POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget,and Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Series. The victory also locked up the Badger Midget Driver’s Championship for Bell, who becomes the 41st different champion, in the organizations 78 years of sanctioning midget auto racing. Bell jumped into the lead at the start, two cautions during the first three laps, slowed the event. On the fourth lap, Chris Windom flipped down the backstretch in one of the most spectacular crashes in years at the facility. Windom was uninjuried. During the cleanup process track officials measured the Windom’s flip at 254 feet in length. Bell pulled away from the field on the restart. Daniel Robinson, and Bryan Clauson waged a torrid battle for second position. The pair made contact entering Turn 3 on Lap 10, the pair slid across the track into the wall, with Clauson flipping, the incident also collected fourth place running Rico Abreu. Clauson would restart in 20th position and eventually finish fifth in the event. Bell again remained unchallenged for the lead, while Darren Hagen, Tracy Hines, Tyler Thomas and Jerry Coons Jr. battled for runner-up honors. Bell began lapping the tail of the field, with nine laps remaining. On the final lap Brady Bacon flipped, causing a two-lap restart. Bell driving the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian owned Bullet-Toyota No. 71 finished ahead of Hagen, Thomas, Hines and Clauson. “ It’s a great honor to win the Badger Championship, the series has such a rich history, the car was great tonight, being up front kept me out trouble” commented Bell. The victory was his fourth of the year at the track, twelfth overall of the season. Matt Paderta scored his sixth series victory of the season winning the 15-lap Badger 600 Micro Series feature. The event was slowed on the second lap, when a nine-car accident occurred, with multiple cars flipping. Once underway Paderta cruised to an easy victory over series points leader Brandon Sletten, Will Gerrits; Ben Paderta, and Tory Strauss. Paderta now trails Sletten by 18-points heading into the Aug. 23 event at Sycamore (Ill.) Speedway. The Angell Park and Badger season finales will be on Sunday Aug. 31, featuring both divisions and the 12th annual Dave Schulenberg Memorial Trophy Dash.

SUMMARY MIDGETS 30-lap Feature: 1. Christopher Bell, 2. Darren Hagen, 3. Tyler Thomas, 4. Tracy Hines, 5. Bryan Clauson, 6. Zach Daum, 7. Jerry Coons, Jr., 8. Andrew Felker, 9. Michael Pickens, 10. Jake Blackhurst, 11. Seth Motsinger, 12. Daniel Robinson, 13. Rico Abreu, 14. Tanner Thorson, 15. Austin Brown, 16. Terry Babb, 17. Kevin Olson, 18. Isaac Chapple, 19. Brady Bacon, 20. Spencer Bayston, 21. Chris Windom, 22. Parker Price-Miller, 23. Robbie Ray, 24. Brandon Waelti. 10-lap Heat Race Winners: Windom, Hagen, Pickens Cars Present: 24 Feature Lap Leaders: Bell 1-30. **Price-Miller flipped in Heat 1. Windom flipped on Lap 4 of the Feature. Clauson flipped on Lap 10 of the Feature. Bacon flipped on Lap 29 of the Feature.

MICROS 15-lap Feature: 1. Matt Paderta; 2. Brandon Sletten; 3. Will Gerrits; 4. Ben Paderta; 5. Tory Strauss; 6. Jake Reif; 7. Val Urman; 8. Dusty Gerrits; 9. Tyler Brabant; 10. Trey Thesenvitz; 11. Vance Lein; 12. Jason Dull; 13. Zach Boden; 14. Preston Benisch; 15. Norm Ehrke; 16. Jerry Reif; 17. Jake Goeglein. 10-lap Heat race Winners: M. Paderta, Sletten. Cars Present: 18 Feature Lap Leaders: M.Paderta 1-15.

 

 

Ward Honored, Wight Wins First on Night of Tribute for the Empire Super Sprints

By MIKE MALLETT

BREWERTON, N.Y. - It was a difficult night for the members of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints family as they returned to action for the first time since tragedy struck the organization one week ago. A sea of orange greeted the drivers as everyone paid tribute to the late Kevin Ward Jr., at the Brewerton Speedway.

Larry Wight was victorious in the 25-lap affair on a track Ward would have been happy to race on; heavy, with lots of bite, just like he liked it. For Wight, it was his first ever victory in a sprint car and it came as part of the SUNY Canton Series and E &V Energy Tour of the States.

“Feels great, especially at our home track,” said Wight. “We knew eventually we’d get the setup just right and we’d be able to run around here. This is huge, especially tonight with Kevin. I dedicated this race to run around the top just like he would, right on the cushion. I’ve seen him do it 100 times I figured why not try it.”

The feature got off to a rough start as red was displayed before a single lap could be completed as Steve Hutchinson Jr., got upside in the first turn collecting Jeff Cook. Both drivers were uninjured.

On the next attempt Parker Evans got the lead from his pole starting position and kept the pace up early maintaining the lead as Jason Barney worked from fourth into second as they reached traffic on lap four. Before another lap could be completed caution was necessary as Etienne Girard clipped a tire on the bottom of the track and broke the frontend on his No. 422.

Jason Barney got the jump on Evans at the green and took the lead with a new challenger moving into second in Wight. Wight had worked his way forward from the inside of the fifth row to take over the runner-up position. Barney led lap five before Wight nipped him at the line for the lead on lap six. One lap later, Barney regained the lead and pulled away.

By halfway Barney caught traffic with Wight in tow. The pair raced one another while navigating through the slower cars at the backside of the field. It remained Barney and Wight out in front as the laps clicked off.

Another red flag was necessary on lap 19 as Joe Trenca got into another car causing his frontend to break. This sent him up the track into the path of Bryan Howland who made contact with Trenca’s car causing them both to flip in turn. They were also uninjured in the accident.

With the green flag coming back out, Barney and Wight resumed their battle at the front of the field. Barney stayed on the bottom while Wight drove his No. 99L up above the cushion. Wight powered by Barney and led at the line by a nose as they completed lap 20. Before another lap could be run, Daryl Ruggles became the final car to get on his lid. He flipped in turn one. He climbed out unscathed.

“It is hard to pass if you hooked up to him like a train so we decided to go where no one else was,” commented Wight. “Above the cushion was a little bit smoother than trying to slide up to it. We had the car set up to it.”

Action resumed with Wight as the leader. He held off Barney on the restart and then drove away, staying above the cushion, to record his first ever win with the traveling stars of the Empire Super Sprints.

Barney, of Brewerton, N.Y., finished in the runner-up position. Afterwards he wasn’t upset to finish second, he was just happy to honor his fallen friend.

“It would have got a little better for me but it’s okay second is okay, it didn’t matter who won it was about Kevin, he won this race tonight,” said Barney. “It didn’t matter whose car was out front. I’m just happy to be down here. We had a great race car and unfortunately lost a brake line before that last restart, but it didn’t matter. Second doesn’t matter, third doesn’t matter, I’m just happy everyone showed Kevin support tonight.”

Owego, N.Y., driver Evans completed the podium with his best ever finish as well. Evans used a power move to get by Steve Poirier late in the race to take back a spot in the top three.

“We came up a little short tonight but we are in good company,” stated Evans. “Those two guys are hell of a good drivers. I should have went to the outside sooner. This is my first time here. The track is awful tacky and I’m not really used to that. It took us a little bit to get used to it and figure out how to drive it. Hopefully next time we come back we’ll have something for them.”

Poirier finished in the fourth spot, maintaining his point lead, while Tommy Wickham, of Constantia, N.Y., rounded out the top five in the A-Main.

ESS/Brewerton Notes: A field of 24 sprints made up the pit log despite threatening weather…Fans and race teams alike came out in droves wearing orange in support of the Ward family…Even with the trying week, the Ward’s did attend over 20 members strong and visited teams in the pits during the night…next week it’s up to Quebec to Autodrome Granby and Le RPM Speedway for two $2,000 to win, $500 to start events.

Lucas Oil A-Main – Larry Wight ($1,525), Jason Barney, Parker Evans, Steve Poirier, Tommy Wickham, Paul Kinney, Steve Glover, Mike Stelter, Tim Axton, Dave Axton, James Hanson, Sammy Reakes IV, Darryl Ruggles, Joe Trenca, Bryan Howland, Patrick Vigneault, Stewart Friesen, Matt Tanner, Danny Varin, Etenne Girard, Jeff Cook, Steve Hutchinson Jr.

Did Not Qualify – Dave Wickham, Yan Bolideau

Lap Leaders – Evans 1-4, Barney, 5, Wight 6, Barney 7-19, Wight 20-25/

Car Mate Custom Built Trailer Heat 1 – Wickham, Glover, Kinney, Howland, Stelter, Vigneault

Car Mate Custom Built Trailer Heat 2 – Friesen, Poirier, Evans, Trenca, Tanner, D. Axton

Car Mate Custom Built Trailer Heat 3 – Varin, Girard, Wight, Barney, Ruggles, T. Axton

87 Speed/X-1 Race Cars/Cobra Coaches Dash – Wickham

Bonuses:

Westward Painting Company Halfway – Barney $100

Insinger Performance Hard Charger – T. Axton (9 pos.) $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Wickham $50

Lacailade Masonry Remembering Kevin – Ruggles $50

Car Mate Trailers Heat – Wickham, Friesen, Varin $25

Go Nuclear Late Models Go Fast – Wight (12.550) $25

Bitner Automotive Blistering Fast Time – Varin (12.370) $25

 

World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series    Nodak Speedway

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

(Minot, ND, 08/17/2014) The World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series took on the Nodak Speedway three-eighths of a mile, high banked clay-dirt oval, with Donny Schatz racing into the lead with just eight laps to go in the thirty-five "A" Main, feature event to score the victory of the race, here in Minot, ND.

Schatz of Fargo, ND, is the current points leader in the WoO Sprint Car Series, driver of the #15 Tony Stewart Racing STP 410 Sprint.

"Another great night of racing. Good qualifying, good points race. We made some changes in the car and the car was really good on the top and on the bottom of the track. Both lanes were really good. Joey (Saldana racing in the lead) was racing the bottom groove and if I wanted to pass him I had to go up top. The rain delay prior to this race made the track a little off the first four laps or so. I think it would have been better if it hadn't rained. I was worried it might start again. There's nothing worse than getting half of a race in and not finish. I just take it day by day. We've had a lot of good finishes lately and that's been good." said Schatz.

Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, IN, had earned a first place start in this "A" Main and when the green flag called the field into action, Saldana powered into the lead. Schatz moved into second with Kraig Kinser racing in third. Saldana had an outstanding run going and racing behind Saldana, every driver was racing hard hoping to take the lead. Saldana led the first twenty-seven laps before Schatz made his winning pass of the night.

"It was pretty much a two lane race, the top and the bottom of the track. The bottom seemed the fastest, so that's where we were racing. I didn't realize that the top of the track had come in until I saw Donny take the top and get by me for the lead. We qualified well (third fast). The track got better as the race went on. The fans have been out there and I haven't won for them. It is second place but this is for my fans. I'm looking forward to going home tomorrow to spend time with my family." said Saldana, who drives the #71M Motter yellow sprint. Saldana has set fast time this season twenty-one times during qualifying.

Rounding out the top three, David Gravel of Watertown, CT. drove the Dennis Roth (of California) #83 sprint from his sixth place start to earn his podium finish.

"We qualified sixth fast but when the green flag flew out to start this race, somebody jumped the start and I found myself starting from the pole. We had a pretty good car. During the rain delay we made some adjustments to our car. The track seemed a little greasy the first lap or so from the rain but it gave the track some new life back. It made the last laps of the race better. I think I was better racing at the top but I was able to race the bottom as well. My car seemed to like the top the best. We are happy to finish in third. I'll take it." said Gravel.

Driving the #51 Sprint, Paul McMahan, of Nashville, TN started this race in fourth and held on to be there to take the checkered flag in fourth. McMahan set fast time in qualifying, timing in with a 12.991 second run around this oval.. Schatz was the only other driver who got into the twelve second bracket during qualifying and was second fast. (I wasn't able to talk with McMahan, but he drove a good race and finished well.)

Fifth place went to Kraig Kinser, driving the Casey General Store #11K sprint.

"The track was pretty good. Our car was great. We had to scramble in the Dash and finished in second. Then we had to pull out our engine and put a "U" Joint in it and then get it back in before the "A" Main. That rain delay helped us do that. The track was okay at the start. It was pretty dicey when I was racing in third behind Saldana and Schatz. In spite of everything, we had a good finish and we've had some good runs lately." said K. Kinser of Bloomington, IN.

It was a good race and only a couple of cautions flew out. Unfortunately Steve Kinser, Bloomington, IN, the King of Sprint Car racing, having clocked in a 13.157 second lap in qualifying, won the second Heat Race and started the "A" Main in seventh, when contact between S. Kinser and another sprint, caused S. Kinser to be out of the race having only scored six laps.

Crossing the finish line sixth was Brad Sweet, followed by Cody Darrah, Daryn Pittman, Kerry Madsen, Jason Sides, Logan Schuchart, Austen Wheatley, Chris Shirek All of these drivers scored the full thirty-five laps of this race. Then it was, Trent Stengl, followed by Jordan Adams, Greg Nikitenko, Kyle Fedyk, Ryder Olson, Dave Glennon, Casey Mack, Kevin Ingle, Steve Kinser, Jacob Allen - who wasn't able to start the race.

The rain delay started after the WoO's had already qualified, ran their Heat Races and the Dash The "A" Main started after the rain delay.

The DASH and Heat Races, are as follows: (PLEASE NOTE: all times shown and finishes are unofficial)

DASH: Saldana, K. Kinser, Schatz, McMahan, Gravel, Pittman, S. Kinser, Sweet.

Heat Races:

Heat #1: Sweet, Sides, McMahan, K. Kinser, Wheatley, Glennon, Fedyk, Olson.

Heat #2: S. Kinser, Darrah, Pittman, Schatz, Nikitenko, Ingle, Schuchart, Allen.

Heat #3: Gravel, Madsen, Saldana, Mack, Shirek, Stengl, Adams.

 

 

 

LUTZ AND GBJ ENJOY BIG NIGHTS AT I-90 SPEEDWAY

by Steve Zwemke HARTFORD, S.D. -- Fans were treated to some incredibly exciting racing in every division on Coca-Cola night Saturday at I-90 Speedway. Sprint Car driver Eric Lutz was a major player. In the evening's final event Lutz spent a number of laps paring away at Kevin Flowers' big lead. Lutz finally caught and passed Flowers on the 16th lap of the 20 lap Coffee Cup Fuel Stops 360 Sprint Car A-Main. "I'm shot," Lutz said after the race. "This track was heavy but there was nothing that could be done about it. The track is always perfect when you're the winner," added Lutz. Flowers captured second with Troy Schruers third, Dale Fubry fourth and Ben Waxdahl a season high fifth. Lutz thrilled fans earlier in the evening as well when he almost won the 360 Sprint Car make-up feature from August 2. Mike Young had the pole and ran with it. Lutz, like in the regularly scheduled feature, caught up to Young and ran side-by-side with him late in the race as they dealt with slower traffic. Young cleared Ben Waxdahl and left Lutz behind just as the leaders took the white flag. A moment later, Dale Furby, Jesse Lindberg and Justin Glaser were involved in an accident on the frontstretch with Furby's car flipping. Miraculously, Furby was able to continue as the race was forced into a green/white checker finish. Young was able to outrace Lutz over the last two laps to earn his first win in almost three years. Kevin Flowers was third and Furby took fourth. Young said, "The first half went really well. Then I saw the 5 car. Then I put her up top and gave her everything I had." Lutz's big night allowed him to gain 48 points on the division's leader Troy Schreurs. Flowers also gained 27 points on the leader. Schreurs holds a 65 point lead over Flowers. Gary Brown, Jr. also picked up a win and a second in the Express Copy and Printing Late Model Street Stock division. And, like Lutz, they came with plenty of excitement. In the regularly scheduled feature, Jim Hoing led the first 13 laps. Brown ran behind Hoing for several laps while trying to make his pass. "My car takes off real good on restarts," Brown said after the race. And that's just what happened. The caution flew with three laps to go. Brown and Hoing made slight contact while fighting for the lead which Brown grabbed as the two approached the white flag. Brown then dashed to his fifth win of the season. John Hoing was third followed by Travis Schreurs. Matt Jensen grabbed the headlines by winning the Late Model Street Stock make-up feature. Jensen led all 15 laps, but Gary Brown, Jr. gave him all he could handle. Brown was ready to capitalize on a mistake which Jensen never made. Jensen and his team have made great strides over the last few weeks. "We've been working with different brake biases," Jensen said. "I gotta give it to Dyrt Nymph. They helped me a few weeks ago." Jensen had last won at I-90 Speedway in the 2002 season when he was still in the Hobby Stock class. Travis Schrers, who led Brown by 12 points coming into the evening, no trails Brown by 12 points. Schreurs finished fourth in both features. Marty Myers probably had nightmares about the final lap of the 15 lap USRA B-Modified main event. Myers jumped out to a nice lead early. Meanwhile, Dennis Martin was slowly reeling in the leader after starting sixth. With Martin right on his tail, Myers missed his mark in turn two of the white flag lap allowing Martin to make the pass. Not throwing in the towel, Myers drove hard into the third turn in a desperate attempt to overtake Martin. However, Myers got into the side of Chris Goetz's car. The caution was thrown. Martin then outraced Brock Hess and Dudley Schroeder, Jr. for the win - his third of the year. Myers' accident forced him to a 16th place finish. The points lead also changed in the USRA B-Modified division. Defending track champion Tim Dann leads Dave Kennedy by six points while Martin closed to within 25 points. You couldn't ask for a better lead-in to this Saturday's Hobby Stock Nationals at I-90 Speedway. Logan Fitzpatrick battled with Tim Waltner for 12 straight laps. Waltner took the lead away from Fitzpatrick on the third lap but Fitzpatrick went to the front again on lap 4. He held that spot until the final lap when he left his line in turn two. It was the opening Waltner needed to get by and chalk up his third win of the year. It was also the 30th of his career, something only nine other drivers have accomplished at I-90 Speedway. Three other drivers also got past Fitzpatrick on the final lap. Brian Hoing finished second. Zach Olivier came from 11th to third. Mike Chaney was fourth. The race set up an incredible storyline for the Hobby Stock Nationals. Dustin Gulbrandson will enter the race with just a two point lead over Mike Chaney and a three point lead over Zach Olivier, the winner of the last two Hobby Stock Nationals. Laura Ebbesen kept up her no-worse-than-third streak by winning the Fast Auto Wash Super Chargers feature. She passed Justin Peterson midway through the 10-lapper. I-90 Speedway presents the Hobby Stock Nationals featuring the I-90 Progressive Jackpot on Saturday, August 23. The race starts at $500 to win. From the time the gates open until the end of intermission fans, drivers, sponsors, anybody can add to the Progressive Jackpot which goes to the Hobby Stock Nationals winner. Last year, contributions from $1 to $100 were received throughout the night. A jackpot of $643 was added to Zach Olivier's winner's check for a $1143 payout! This year's race will include added incentives from race sponsor Furby's Auto and Performance One. Track announcers Donn MacArthur and Steve Zwemke will man the Progressive Jackpot table in front of the beer stand and provide constant updates on the amount during the night. For more information go to www.i90speedway.com, follow the track on Twitter @racei90 or like us on Facebook.

RESULTS SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 2014 360 SPRINT CARS A Feature: 1. Eric Lutz, 2. Kevin Flowers, 3. Troy Schreurs, 4. Dale Furby, 5. Ben Waxdahl, 6. Johnn Cressman, 7. Casey Abbas, 8. Mike Young, 9. Bryce Rabenhorst, 10. Jordan Nordstrom, 11. Tommy Barber, 12. Lee Goos Jr., 13. Elijah Johnson, (DQ) Dave Ekern, (DNS) Zeb Larsen, John Lambertz, Jesse Lindberg, Justin Glaser, Matt Ziebarth Heat Winners: Tommy Barber, Troy Schreurs, Eric Lutz August 2 Make-Up A Feature: 1. Mike Young, 2. Eric Lutz, 3. Kevin Flowers, 4. Dale Furby, 5. Dave Ekern, 6. Ben Waxdahl, 7. Matt Ziebarth, 8. Justin Glaser, 9. Jesse Lindberg, 10. John Lambertz, 11. Troy Schreurs, (DNS) Zeb Larsen, Dusty Ballenger, Joe Riedel, Cody Hahn LATE MODEL STREET STOCKS A Feature: 1. Gary Brown Jr., 2. Jim Hoing, 3. John Hoing, 4. Travis Schreurs, 5. Matt Jensen, 6. Cory Yeigh, 7. Billy Prouty, 8. Zach Van Voorst, 9. Kevin Larson, 10. Kipp De Groot, 11. Darwin Iedema, 12. Brylee Gough, (DNS) David Kuchta, Brad Van Voorst, Brett Larsen Heat Winners: John Hoing, Gary Brown Jr. August 2 Make-Up A Feature: 1. Matt Jensen, 2. Gary Brown Jr., 3. Kipp De Groot, 4. Travis Schreurs, 5. David Kuchta, 6. Brylee Gough, 7. Jim Hoing, 8. John Hoing, 9. Brad Van Voorst, 10. Brett Larsen, 11. Zach Van Voorst, 12. Billy Prouty, 13. Kevin Larson, (DNS) Aaron Penning USRA B-MODIFIEDS A Feature: 1. Dennis Martin, 2. Brock Hess, 3. Dudley Schroeder Jr., 4. Chase Kuhlman, 5. Tim Dann, 6. Kevin Joachim, 7. Tyler Tesch, 8. Zac Pruner, 9. Chris Thompson, 10. Doug Wallis, 11. Dave Kennedy, 12. Bryan Park, 13. Chris Goetz, 14. Rodney Cook, 15. Justin Voeltz, 16. Marty Myers, 17. Mike Powell, 18. Nick Barger Heat Winners: Dave Kennedy, Dudley Schroeder Jr., Dennis Martin USRA HOBBY STOCKS A Feature: 1. Tim Waltner, 2. Brian Hoing, 3. Zach Olivier, 4. Mike Chaney, 5. Logan Fitzpatrick, 6. Jason Bradley, 7. Dustin Gulbrandson, 8. Derrick Scott, 9. Nick Brady, 10. Andrew Siemonsma, 11. Aaron Van Voorst, 12. Nate Barger, 13. Thomas Kracht, 14. James Adams, 15. Jacob Greene, 16. Brian Campbell, 17. Charlie Koepp, 18. Travis Vanden Top, 19. Michael Pechous, 20. Steve Henle Heat Winners: Derrick Scott, Tim Waltner, Travis Vanden Top SUPER CHARGERS A Feature: 1. Laura Ebbesen, 2. Michalob Voeltz, 3. Justin Peterson, 4. Keith Johnson, 5. Donna Bumann, 6. Tom Koster, 7. Joe Blake, 8. Chad Carpenter, 9. Matt Scholl Heat Winner: Michalob Voeltz

 

 

Spithaler Dominates Wayne County in Impressive Style

The Buckeye Machine BOSS sprints, like many in the wingless sprint car world, take great pride in the competitiveness of this brand of motorsports competition. In many cases, entire events are run with all cars finishing on the lead lap and most races see many lead changes. These facts simply make what Brandon Spithaler did last night in the Tom Burkey owned Superior Tank and Trailer #57B all the more impressive. From his pole starting position, the Evans City, Pennsylvania driver literally blasted the tacky and choppy Wayne County Speedway corners. With the car rarely on 4 wheels, the "Evans City Earthmover" proceeded to lap all but the runner-up car by lap #21. Working lap 22, Spithaler cleared the second place car to put the entire field one lap in arrears, but the race's only caution flew, allowing the runner-up car to stay on the lead lap.

With Wayne County Speedway running their weekly winged 410 sprints in conjunction with BOSS, the event saw the smallest field of the year signed in for competition with 21 non wing drivers ready to battle the extremely heavy 3/8 mile oval. The evening began with 3 preliminary heat races which thrilled the fans as winning drivers came from the 5th, 6th, and 5th starting positions. Derek Hastings led much of heat race #1 but Joe Liguori made his statement coming from 5th to steal the win late as Hastings and Chuck Wilson held on to earn their way into the Buckeye Machine redraw. Heat #2 found Logan Hupp coming from 6th to defeat Dustin Smith while Chad Wilson rounded out the top 3 to go to the redraw. The 3rd and final heat race was a glorious battle between title contenders Michael Fischesser, Mike Miller, and Brandon Spithaler which saw Fischesser lead early, then fading on the heavy conditions. The crowd then looked on as Miller and Spithaler were left swapping the lead over the final laps. Spithaler was able to prevail for the win with Miller and Fischesser headed for redraw.

Toledo, Ohio driver Chad Wilson would pace the field to the green with Spithaler alongside. Fischesser and Hastings would start from row 2 with a stacked field behind them. Spithaler wasted no time in asserting his command as he opened a substantial lead in the first 5 laps. Despite the apparent runaway up front, the BOSS gladiators put on a driving clinic as the 4 way battle for the runner-up spot on the choppy conditions proved harrowing. Michael Fischesser, Chuck Wilson, Joe Liguori and Dustin Smith ran inches apart making breathtaking moves through traffic.

By the halfway mark, Spithaler was in heavy lapped traffic with a half lap lead over Fischesser and Liguori. Back in the pack, Mike Miller and Aaron Middaugh had begun to move toward the front. The race stayed green as Spithaler kept fans on the edge of their seats with bicycling and wheelies in nearly every corner. The lap 22 caution that prevented Spithaler from officially lapping the field came out when Steve Little spun in turn 2 while simultaneously Fischesser and Smith made contact taking Fischesser out of the event. The race was restarted with 4 laps remaining and on the white flag lap, series regular Adam Miller climbed the wheel of Jeremy Duposki and went for one of the highest and wildest flips in series history. Despite major roll cage damage, Miller was able to walk away unhurt.

The green flag waved for the final time with a one lap shootout to finish the event and there was no denying the Burkey #57B from its first trip to victory lane at Wayne County. Following Spithaler to the checkered was Joe Liguori, Dustin Smith, Chuck Wilson and Mike Miller. Rounding out the top 10 were Derek Hastings, Aaron Middaugh, Chad Wilson, Kirk Jeffries and Jeremy Shambuagh.

The win, the fourth of Spithaler's BOSS career, now puts him atop the all time win leaderboard with the series. This was his second win of 2014 and he now joins Logan Hupp as multi time winners this season. Both drivers have 3 more shots at making history by becoming the first driver to win 3 races in one season! The series' final 3 events will be at Montpelier Speedway in Montpelier, Indiana on Saturday, September 6th followed up by a pair of Ohio track finales at Fremont Speedway October 4th and Eldora Speedway October 11th.

Event #14 of 17 Wayne County Speedway - 8/16/2014

Buckeye Machine B.O.S.S 410 Sprints (21 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Southeast Harley Davidson (Cleveland, OH): (8 Laps - All transfer to the A-feature) 1. 6RR-Joe Liguori[5] ; 2. 32M-Derek Hastings[4] ; 3. 31-Chuck Wilson[6] ; 4. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[2] ; 5. 3-Joe Butera[3] ; 6. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[7] ; 7. 5-Bob McMillin[1]

Heat 2 - K-D Pizza (Wooster, Ashland, Mansfield, OH): (8 Laps - All transfer to the A-feature) 1. 2M-Logan Hupp[6] ; 2. 77-Dustin Smith[3] ; 3. 14-Chad Wilson[4] ; 4. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[2] ; 5. 24M-Adam Miller[5] ; 6. 320-George Willard[7] ; 7. 34-Troy Kingan[1]

Heat 3 - Cowen Truck Lines (Perrysville, OH): (8 Laps - All transfer to the A-feature) 1. 57B-Brandon Spithaler[5] ; 2. 82-Mike Miller[6] ; 3. 4-Michael Fischesser[3] ; 4. 13-Jeremy Duposki[2] ; 5. 97-Scott Hardman[1] ; 6. 53-Steve Little[7] ; 7. 1-Butch Beasley[4]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 57B-Brandon Spithaler[2] ; 2. 6RR-Joe Liguori[7] ; 3. 77-Dustin Smith[5] ; 4. 31-Chuck Wilson[6] ; 5. 82-Mike Miller[8] ; 6. 32M-Derek Hastings[4] ; 7. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[16] ; 8. 14-Chad Wilson[1] ; 9. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[10] ; 10. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[11] ; 11. 3-Joe Butera[13] ; 12. 97-Scott Hardman[15] ; 13. 5-Bob McMillin[19] ; 14. 53-Steve Little[18] ; 15. 13-Jeremy Duposki[12] ; 16. 24M-Adam Miller[14] ; 17. 320-George Willard[17] ; 18. 4-Michael Fischesser[3] ; 19. 34-Troy Kingan[20] ; 20. 2M-Logan Hupp[9] ; 21. 1-Butch Beasley [DNS]

Bonus Award Winners:

The Bridge Restaurant of Sidney, OH - "Hard Charger" - Aaron Miggaugh (+9) - $50

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

Hochstetler Truck and Auto Repair - "Steel Block Award" - Jeremy Shambaugh - $50

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

McMillin Apiaries of Wampum, PA - "Sweet Move of the Race" - Brandon Spithaler - $25 and jug of honey

Lias Tire of Indiana, PA - "American Racer Bonus Award" - Brandon Spithaler - Free Tire

Hoosier Tire Midwest - "Hoosier Tire Bonus Award" - Mike Miller - Free Tire

 

 

 

Marysville Raceway Park

 By Bob Burbach

Late race passes spice Shepherd event.

Marysville, CA. The 2014 version of the Merle Shepherd Memorial is history and this one will be long remembered. Reno’s Mark Tabor Jr. pulled off a stunning last lap, last turn pass to grab the laurels in the featured MRP Winged 360 Sprint Car closer. Likewise, Marysville’s Josh Vieira went from last to second and then pulled off a spectacular late race pass for victory in the companion MRP Wingless Warrior Sprint Car main event. Yuba City’s Jimmy Ford grabbed another victory in the MRP Mini Stock feature as Brownsville’s Misty Castleberry kept her stranglehold on her Pro 4 competition by winning that main event.

Fellow front row starters Tabor and MRP’s hottest winged sprint car driver, Oroville’s Heath Hall fought for the top spot for the entire distance. They were never more than two car lengths apart throughout. Hall was scored as the leader in every lap except the last one.

After a brutal, race long battle weaving in and out of traffic, Tabor charged into turn three on the last lap higher and harder than he had all night long. The car stuck like glue in the cushion, while, at the same time, Hall was struggling with a lapped car down low.

Both drivers drag raced to the checkers with Tabor getting to the line first. It was Tabor’s first ever victory at MRP. Tabor, who generally competes in special events only, was exasperated in victory lane, but overjoyed. He had trouble talking as he was choked down with emotion.

Tabor’s uncle Ron said earlier in the evening that the team was at MRP kind of by accident. They had just finished motor maintenance a few hours earlier as the parts they had originally ordered and expected delivery of early in the week were the wrong parts. The Tabor team made the tow from Reno to arrive in time to race.

It was a rapid-fire event with high speed action all race long. After Hall, Yuba City’s Korey Lovell came in third just ahead of Sparks Nevada’s Mike Monahan and current point leader John Michael Bunch of Paradise.

The companion MRP Wingless Sprint Car feature was another thriller. Not only was the battle up front a hair-raising struggle, but a couple of high flying flips punctuated the division’s program.

Rookie of the Year contender Kyle Standley, feature event pole sitter Evan Scroggins and championship point leader Tim Sherman Jr. all flipped their cars during the division’s turbulent action.

The feature event came down to the last three laps as Vieira, who had pressed forward into second position from the very back of the field, started to reel in early race leader, Wheatland’s Johnny Burns. Second year driver Burns was in his own zone until Vieira arrived at the front.

With three to go Vieira was all over Burns. As the pair headed to the white flag Vieira had position on Burns in turn three and grabbed the top spot and the victory. It was another outstanding finish.

Vieira’s second visit to victory lane was particularly sweet as it was just a short month ago that Vieira’s championship title hopes went out the window. Vieira had heart surgery. His amazing recovery is note worthy and Vieira never lost his bounce or positive attitude throughout his ordeal. Saturday night it all paid off.

Burns stayed second as Grass Valley’s Brett Youngman go third. Youngman gained on point leader Sherman who not only flipped in his heat race but did not finish the feature; a rarity for Sherman.

Yuba City’s Jimmy Ford was the class of the field in MRP Mini Stock competition Saturday.

After an entertaining dice in the early laps, Ford motored away from the competition to earn another victory in the class. Ford, who went into the event with the point lead, now has a nice cushion as the MRP Mini Stocks head into their final three shows.

Title contender James Foster of Linda finished second as Kyle Davey again had mechanical issues that hampered his efforts in the title chase

As expected, Misty Castleberry got to the front early and once again won the Pro 4 feature. Defending champion Castleberry has been an awesome presence in this class and extended her point lead accordingly.

Merle Shepherd’s life celebration was honored with the traditional checkered flag lap. . Next Saturday night MRP will offer Back to School night at the raceway. The MRP Wingless Sprint Cars will headline the show along with the rip-roaring antics of the MRP Super Stocks sharing top billing. The MRP Hobby Stocks, Mini Stocks and Pro 4s will also be on the five-division card.

Gates open at 5 with racing at 7.

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

 

 

BRIGHT IS BIG WINNER ON ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND

Williams Grove & Lincoln Speedways Celebrate ARDC's 75th

It was all about history.

It was all about the present.

It was all about the future as the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) celebrated their 75th Anniversary with the help of the Williams Grove & Lincoln Speedways and the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing at the Latimore Valley Fairgrounds this weekend.

When the last checkered flag waved, it proved to be a weekend about Alex Bright who emerged with his fourth and fifth wins of the season by capturing the first wins of his career at both Williams Grove and Lincoln.

Williams Grove Friday night

It has been nearly fifty years since ARDC ran their first race at the Williams Grove Speedway in 1955.

Justin Grosz and Bright shared the front row as they led the field to the green flag for the twenty lap feature event.

Bright grabbed the lead and Bruce Buckwalter drove to the inside of Grosz to take over second as they raced into turn three. The racing came to a quick halt as Grosz caught the track the wrong way as he approached turn four. Grosz caught the wall with the tail of his #99G and then got up in the air and turned around before settling back on the track. Grosz was not injured.

The field realigned for a complete restart. Bright put his Lightcap Electric #77 out in front as Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. took over second. 2013 ARDC Champion, Trevor Kobylarz moved up to third as PJ Gargiulo took over fourth. Bright pulled away from the field as he led Buckwalter, Kobylarz, current point leader, Steven Drevicki and Gargiulo with five laps scored.

Drevicki was on the move as he took third one lap later and then made his way past Buckwalter for the runner-up spot on lap eight. By that time, Bright was out of the line of sight of his nearest competitor.

Bright, Drevicki, BJ Buckwalter, Kobylarz and Steve Buckwalter raced in the top five at the half way mark.

There were any number of competitors who were looking for a caution in those final ten laps but there was not a yellow to be found.

BJ Buckwalter was successful in holding off the challenges of Kobylarz for the battle for third as the laps counted down. Buckwalter got airborne with just two laps to go as he caught the track the wrong way in turn four. While the BDB Construction #83 got some height, several competitors were able to go by but Buckwalter saved the car and finished the race

in sixth.

With the checkered flag waving, Alex Bright drove to his fourth win of the season with Drevicki following in second. Kobylarz picked up the final podium spot followed by Gargiulo and Brenden Bright.

Eastern Museum of Motor Racing

The EMMR celebrated the 75th Anniversaries of both ARDC and the Williams Grove Speedway during their annual convention weekend.

There was a roundtable discussion on Friday that included several ARDC past competitors - Brett Mowery, Hank Rogers, Jr., Lenny Boyd, Ken Brenn Sr., Jimmy McGuire, Ron Lauer and six time champion, Ray Bull.

The ARDC Midget teams were invited to the beautiful ground of the Latimore Valley Fairgrounds to make their preparations for the upcoming events at the Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night. It gave the teams a chance to catch up with some old friends - like Ken Brenn, Sr., Jimmy McGuire, Stan Lobitz and many more while race fans had the opportunity to watch the team's prepare for the race. It was a great time for the fans to see the midgets and the drivers up close.

ARDC competitor, Kyle Lick even had the opportunity to drive on the track at Latimore Valley in a vintage URC sprint car owned by his grandfather.

Lincoln Speedway

After an absence of several seasons, the ARDC midgets returned to the Lincoln Speedway and it wasn't long before everyone was reminded of the great combination that Lincoln and the midgets make!

There was a lot of close racing in the qualifying events that was just a prelude to the action that awaited in the twenty-five lap feature event.

Steven Drevicki led the field to the start and quickly took control of the field when the green flag waved. Steve Buckwalter used the top of the track to move into second after starting fifth. Gargiulo took third on lap two but it was Wean who ran third just one lap later. Buckwalter pressed Drevicki for the lead and took the top spot to lead lap five. Drevicki, Wean, Gargiulo and Arndt made up the top five. At this point in the race, Alex Bright raced outside of the top five as he looked for a way to the front.

Bright was the only change to the top five at lap ten as he moved up to take fifth. That's when Bright retried the high, outside line and found it to his liking. He took fourth from Gargiulo on lap twelve as S Buckwalter raced well ahead of the field. For several laps, Bright raced Wean for third. With ten to go, Wean held the spot as Arndt moved into fifth ahead of Gargiulo.

Bright took third from Wean and began to reel in the DeGre Engineering #19 of Drevicki. On lap nineteen, Drevicki had Bright on his rear bumper.

As Drevicki and Bright battled for second, they came up on the lapped car of Tyler Brehm. Just as the two contenders closed in on Brehm, Brehm had a water line break on his Jackson #97 in the midst of a lot of steam and water. The caution was thrown and everyone negotiated the situation successfully. Buckwalter's huge lead was erased as the single file restart had Drevicki and Bright lined up right behind the 2010 ARDC Champion.

Bright took it to the top of the track, passing first Drevicki and then Buckwalter to lead lap twenty. Buckwalter battled back from the bottom of the track but Bright had all of the momentum coming off the top.

Bright took the win ahead of Steve Buckwalter and Drevicki. Wean and Arndt battled side by side for fourth for the final laps of the feature with Wean holding the edge at the line over Arndt.

Williams Grove Speedway (20 lap feature)

1. Alex Bright 2. Steven Drevicki 3. Trevor Kobylarz 4. PJ Gargiulo 5. Brenden Bright 6. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. 7. Brett Arndt 8. Kyle Lick 9. Jim Radney 10. Brett Wanner 11. Nick Wean 12. Tommy Kunsman, Jr. 13. Austin Burke 14. Clayton Glassman 15. Steve Buckwalter 16. Ryan Greth 17. John Barnett 18. Billy Courtwright 19. Greg Fitzpatrick 20. Justin Grosz DNS - Tony DiMattia

Lincoln Speedway (25 lap feature)

1. Alex Bright 2. Steve Buckwalter 3. Steven Drevicki 4. Nick Wean 5. Brett Arndt 6. Ryan Greth 7. PJ Gargiulo 8. Trevor Kobylarz 9. Brenden Bright 10. Eric Heydenreick 11. Drew Heistand 12. Kyle Lick 13. Brett Wanner 14. Justin Grosz 15. Tony DiMattia 16. Austin Burke 17. Tommy Kunsman 18. Tyler Brehm 19. Jim Radney DNS - Clayton Glassman, Billy Courtwright, Brian Gilmore, Bruce Buckwalter, Jr.

 

 

Davey Heskin Is UMSS King of KRA Sprint Challenge Winner Willmar, MN

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (8-14-14)

Davey Heskin of St. Michael led all 25 laps to capture the King of KRA Sprint Challenge title during the annual appearance of the Upper Midwest Sprintcar Series winged sprints at the KRA Speedway on Thursday August 14. For Heskin, it was his second UMSS career win. Brooke Tatnell had won the first two King of KRA races held in 2012 & 2013. Tatnell was not hand, so a new winner of the event was an absolute certainty. Heskin was challenged during the opening couple of laps by two-time series champion Jerry Richert, Jr. but opened up a comfortable lead during the remainder of the race. The feature was only slowed once under caution with eight laps in for debris in turn three. The final seventeen laps ran green to the checkers. Heskin, driving for Pat Donnohue, earned $1,000 for the victory.

Ultimate Sprint Heats were won by Derrik Lusk and Chris Graf with Ryan Bowers and Heskin topping the Challenge Races. Tony Norem was the high point driver and drew the seven pill for the feature race invert. Norem however would not be able to start the feature, as his Seidenkranz Brothers B1st sprinter had developed a vibration and the team did not want to take any chances on causing damage to their car. Thus, Norem was a scratch for the main event. Richert and Heskin started on the front row.

The track had a good cushion up top, and although there was a bottom lane, it was not the fast way around on this night in Willmar. Most of the cars rode the cushion. Richert ducked under Heskin on the opening lap and again on lap two exiting turn two, but he was not able to gain the upper hand. Following the lone restart with eight laps scored, Richert again tried to duck under Heskin without any success. Heskin was followed at the checkers by Richert, Graf, Derrik Lusk, and Bowers in the top five. Engine issues sidelined Jennifer Eriksen and Jared Goerges for the feature race.

The UMSS sprints continue their three race stretch at the Princeton Speedway on Friday August 15 for Night #1 of the 22nd Annual Kouba Memorial and conclude on Saturday August 16 for Night #2 of the Kouba Memorial at the St. Croix Valley Raceway. Check out the news, results and other information on the UMSS website at www.umsprints.com or visit us on our Facebook page where several additional photos from our various racing divisions are posted.

UMSS Race Results - KRA Speedway August 14, 2014 (Race #16)

Meeks Video Ultimate Sprint Race #1 (6 laps): 93 Derrik Lusk, 63 Jerry Richert Jr, 03 Jamey Ogston, 91 Davey Heskin, 29L Nick Lusk, 91A Reed Allex.

Track Rat Photos Ultimate Sprint Race #2 (6 laps): 20G Chris Graf, B1st Tony Norem, 29 Leigh Thomas, 199 Ryan Bowers, 9 Jared Goerges, 10x Jennifer Eriksen.

Mastell Brothers Trailer Service Challenge Race #1 (8 laps): Bowers, Norem, N Lusk, D Lusk, Ogston, Allex.

Hoosier Racing Tire Challenge Race #2 (8 laps): Heskin, Thomas, Graf, Richert, Eriksen, Goerges DNS.

GRP Motorsports Feature (25 laps): Heskin, Richert, Graf, D Lusk, Bowers, Thomas, Ogston, N Lusk, Allex, Norem DNS, Eriksen DNS, Goerges DNS.

Lap Leaders: Heskin 1-25. Cautions: (1)

 

 

Ryan Bowers Races To First-Ever Sprint Car Win Ogilvie, MN

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (8-9-14)

For the second straight UMSS event, a first-time winner emerged. Back on July 26, Rick Kobs won his first sprint car feature. On Saturday August 9 at the Ogilvie Raceway, rookie driver Ryan Bowers of Ham Lake picked up his inaugural win in a sprint car when he led all 25 laps at the fast 3/8 mile dirt oval. A large crowd was on hand, as not only were the Upper Midwest Sprintcar Series winged sprints on the program, the WISSOTA Late Model Challenge Series was also at Ogilvie. Bowers, making just his sixteenth career start in a sprint car, raced ahead of the field for a good portion of the race. During the last several laps, a plume of white smoke followed his MBR 199 sprinter around the track caused by an oil line leak. Bowers was able to finish the race and pick up his first win.

Following the typical double round of qualifying races for the UMSS winged sprint cars, Tony Norem was the high point driver. Norem drew a six pill for the feature race invert. Chris Graf and Norem won the heats while a pair of rookie racers, Jamey Ogston and Bowers, topped the Challenge Races. Race fans also enjoyed the autograph session during intermission with both the sprint car and late model drivers participating. It was then time for feature race action to begin.

Bowers and Ogston brought the field to the green. Bowers immediately blasted into the early lead. Chad Patterson dropped out after one lap with an oil leak but the race stayed green. Norem was on the move forward from his sixth starting spot, and soon found himself running second behind Bowers. Norem quickly closed in on the leader. Norem contact the front stretch wall at the conclusion of lap 9, rode the wall into turn one, climbed the wall, contacted the turn one safety fence, spun around and landed upright. The race was under a red flag then, as a portion of the catch fence needed to be repaired. Although the damage to Norem's car was not too severe, it was certainly enough to put him out of the race.

On the restart, Bowers stretched his lead while the battle for second heated up between Graft, Ogston, Jerry Richert Jr, and Anna Kouba. With Bowers comfortably out front, positions 2-5 traded hands on several occasions. At the checkers, it was Bowers followed by Graf, Ogston Richert and Kouba in the top five. Leigh Thomas, who was debuting a brand new car, finished sixth. Engine problems kept Jennifer Eriksen and Rick Kobs from starting the feature race while Patterson and Brandon Halverson, driving the Valentine 32 sprinter, had issues in the feature race. Norem was out due to crash damage.

The UMSS sprints will prepare for a three race stretch starting Thursday August 14 at the KRA Speedway in Willmar, moving to the Princeton Speedway on Friday August 15 for Night #1 of the 22nd Annual Kouba Memorial, and concluding on Saturday August 16 for Night #2 of the Kouba Memorial at the St. Croix Valley Raceway.

UMSS Race Results - Ogilvie Raceway August 9, 2014 (Race #15)

Alpha Apparel & Promotions Ultimate Sprint Race #1 (6 laps): 20G Chris Graf, 63 Jerry Richert Jr, 5 Anna Kouba, 03 Jamey Ogston, 15 Chad Patterson, 10x Jennifer Eriksen, 34 Rick Kobs DNS.

Mastell Brothers Trailer Sales Ultimate Sprint Race #2 (6 laps): B1st Tony Norem, 32 Brandon Halverson, 29 Leigh Thomas, 199 Ryan Bowers, 28 Jeff Pellersels, 91A Reed Allex.

Mastell Brothers Trailer Service Challenge Race #1 (8 laps): Ogston, Norem, Richert, Thomas, Allex, Patterson DNS, Eriksen DNS.

Hoosier Racing Tire Challenge Race #2 (8 laps): Bowers, Graf, Kouba, Halverson, Pellersels, Kobs DNS.

Mastell Brothers Trailer Service Feature (25 laps): Bowers, Graf, Ogston, Richert, Kouba, Thomas, Pellersels, Allex, Halverson DNF, Norem DNF, Patterson DNF, Eriksen DNS, Kobs DNS.

 

 

SPITHALER DOMINATES NAPA WAYNE COUNTY BOSS FEATURE; HAUDENSCHILD, McLOUGHLIN, BALDWIN, HENSEL & MOORE REVISIT VICTORY CIRCLE Orrville, Ohio Saturday, August 16, 2014

By Mike Swanger

It was more than a full night of racing with two class’ of Sprint Cars on hand with the four other regular class’ also in action on Hoosier Tire night at NAPA Wayne County Speedway. The Buckeye Machine BOSS Wingless Sprints were back for the second time this season and it was complete domination by Evans City Pa.’s Brandon Spithaler. Driving the Superior Tank & Trailer #57, Spithaler started on the outside front row and quickly built a big lead and started lapping cars on lap eight. The phrase, Drive it like you stole it, fit right in for the Evans City Earth Mover, as it looked like he was going to lap the whole field until the first caution came out with four laps to go. At that time, Spithaler was on the rear bumper of second place Joe Liguori when Steve Little spun to slow the action. The green flag would fly and Spithaler drove away from Liguori again but as the white flag was ready to wave, Adam Miller went off the backstretch end over end to bring the red flag out. Miller was ok. Liguori tried to stay with Spithaler on the last lap restart but had nothing for him as Spithaler pocketed his second Buckeye Machine BOSS win of the season. There was action going on for top five positioning as the threesome of Dustin Smith, Chuck Wilson and points leader Mike Miller battled race long before finishing in that order. Heat winners were Liguori, Logan Hupp and Spithaler. Beau Stewart grabbed the point at the start of the Fisher Performance Sprint feature with Brad Haudenschild and Danny Mumaw close behind. After a couple of cautions early in the feature, the lead threesome was right together when Stewart would slip in turn two with the two heat winners, Haudenschild and Mumaw, powering by. Two laps later, Mumaw’s nose wing broke affecting the handling of his car and Haudenschild and his Kempthorn Auto Mall, Fire & Ice Pub and Medi Taxi #38k started to pull away. Jason Dolick would coast to a stop on the backstretch to bring out the caution with six laps to go. The rest of the race had the fans on their feet as fast qualifier Mumaw stayed glued to the back of Haudenschild’s ride and as the pair went down the back straight on lap 23, Mumaw charged to the inside of Haudenschild going into turn three and squeezed into the lead but Haudenschild would get back underneath Mumaw and reclaim the lead coming out of turn four with the white flag waving and as the twosome went side by side on the last lap, points leader Haudenschild out dragged Mumaw to the line and post his fifth win of the season. Stewart finished third as Kirk Jeffries ran fourth. After causing a lap four caution. Jordan Harble used every inch of the track and worked his way back up to fifth. The Lias Tire Late Model feature saw Shane McLoughlin jump into the lead from the outside pole position with points leader Ryan Markham taking second from David Liles on lap two with Charlie Duncan dropping Liles another spot on lap four. McLoughlin, Markham and Duncan were all within a car lenghth of each other but Duncan would jump the cushion and lose ground to the front runners on lap 7. As McLoughlin and Markham, the quick timer, began to encounter the back of the field on lap 11, on the next circuit around, the two leaders and Larry Bellman made contact with Markham getting the worst of it as he spun, puncturing his radiator and ending his night. From that point on, McLoughlin of Nashport and his Riesbeck’s Food Market, Lias Tire and Nussbaum #9 breezed to his second win of the year as Duncan finished second with 11th starting JR Gentry taking third as they were the only drivers on the lead lap at the finish, Bellman and Liles filled out the top five. Heat wins were claimed by Markham and McLoughlin. Just like the first three features of the night, the start of the Thrifty Muffler Super Stock main stayed true to form as outside pole sitter Brandon Gardner took the laes as pole sitter Larry Baldwin fell into his tire tracks. The only caution in the race came on lap three when Brad Hensel spun. On the restart, Baldwin and his Midas Muffler, Park Ford and Baldwin Motorsports #7up worked every angle he could to take the lead and as they came out of turn two on lap 8, Gardner bobbled and Baldwin slipped by and drive to his 7th checkered flag of the season. Bob Daugherty never moved from his third starting position as Nick Smith and Tyler Thompson rounded out the top five. Baldwin and Daugherty scored the heat wins. After Moose Workman and Adam Kern topped the WQKT Mini Stock heats, the field was ready for the Direct Hydraulic Hose feature with pole sitter Jordan James grabbing the lead with Workman and points leader Brad Hensel right behind. Hensel would bump by for the lead on lap three, it would be a dog fight as those three would change position on each lap although Hensel would be the leader at the line for the first 10 laps. The race would get physical on the last two laps as Workman bull dogged his way into the lead with James in second and Hensel third as the white flag waved. as they headed out of turn two on the last lap, all three made contact that sent Hensel and his DJ’s Directional Services and Sportsman’s Bar #28 into the infield, but the Wooster driver never left off on the gas and came back on the track going into turn three. As the three cars came out of turn four for the finish line, the threesome bounced off each other and Hensel hung on for his 7th victory of the season. James and Workman followed as Doug Hensel and Chris Shell took home fourth and fifth. A few years ago there was a song titled ‘When Your Hot, Your Hot” and that would be the song for Granger Township’s Matthew Moore as for the third week in a row, he swept the NAPA Mini Wedge races again, taking both the heat race and flag to flag feature win aboard the Mars Trucking and Apache Auto Salvage #98. Konner Thomas put early pressure on Moore for the lead but he would spin on lap 8 and points leader Robbie Ledger took up the challenge but Moore kept the door closed. Billy Dawson finished in the third spot as Caitlin Johnson and Jolene Voshel rounded out the top five. The Contingency Connection Awards were once again being sought after by the drivers with over $2,000 in weekly awards from national manufacturers that are up for grabs and over $100,000 for the season. This Saturday, August 23rd will be Season Championships with double points on the line for all 5 divisions. It will also be Kid’s Night and Driver Autograph night at NAPA Wayne County Speedway. Go to www.waynecountyspeedway for all the information about the track.

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS Saturday, August 16, 2014 BUCKEYE MACHINE BOSS SPRINTS Southeast Harley Davidson Heat 1 Joe Ligouri, Derek Hastings, Chuck Wilson, Kirk Jeffries, Joe Butera, Aaron Middaugh, Bob McMillen K-D Pizza Heat 2 Logan Hupp, Dustin Smith, Chad Wilson, Jeremy Shambaugh, Adam Miller, George Willard, Troy Kingan Cowen Truck Line Heat 3 Brandon Spithaler, Mike Miller, Michael Fischhesser, Jeremy Duposki, Scott Hardman, Steve Little, Butch Beasley Feature Brandon Spithaler, Joe Ligouri, Dustin Smith, Chuck Wilson, Mike Miller, Derek Hastings, Aaron Middaugh, Chad Wilson, Kirk Jeffries, Jeremy Shambaugh, Joe Butera, Scott Hardman, Bob McMillin, Steve Little, Jeremy Duposki, Adam Miller, George Willard, Michael Fischhesser, Troy Kingan, Logan Hupp, Butch Beasley (dns)

FISHER PERFORMANCE SPRINTS Fast Qualifier Danny Mumaw 14.674 Saldana Racing Products Heat 1 Danny Mumaw,, Beau Stewart, Shawn Hubler, Troy Kingan, Russ Sansosti, Bob Lime, Jeremy Duposki, Bill Ault Saldana Racing Products Heat 2 Brad Haudenschild, Kirk Jeffries, Jason Dolick, Joe Armbruster, Jordan Harble, Nick Patterson#33, Butch Beasley, Nick Patterson #23 Feature Brad Haudenschild, Danny Mumaw, Beau Stewart, Kirk Jeffries, Jordan Harble, Russ Sansosti, Troy Kingan, Joe Armbruster, Shawn Hubler, Nick Patterson #33, Butch Beasley, Jason Dolick, Bill Ault, Jeremy Duposki, Nick Patterson#23, Bob Lime

LIAS TIRE LATE MODELS Fast Qualifier Ryan Markham 17.349 Summit Racing Equipment Heat 1 Ryan Markham, Charlie Duncan, Blaine Aber, Brandon Gardner, Jerry Aber, JR Gentry, Jason Skelly Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2 Shane McLoughlin, David Liles, Don Conley, Allan Baker, Danny Mumaw, Larry Bellman Feature Shane McLoughlin, Charlie Duncan, JR Gentry, Larry Bellman, David Liles, Blaine Aber, Allan Baker, Brandon Gardner, Jason Skelly, Don Conley, Ryan Markham, Danny Mumaw, Jerry Aber

THRIFTY MUFFLER SUPER STOCKS Fast Qualifier Larry Baldwin 19.919 Summit Racing Equipment Heat 1 Larry Baldwin, Tyler Thompson, Nick Smith, Chris Albright, Mitch Caskey, Chase Alexander, Chaz O’Dell, John Sutherland Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2 Bob Daugherty, Brandon Gardner, Tyler Nicely, Casey Butler, Paul McVicker, Don Rutt, Brad Hensel Feature Larry Baldwin, Brandon Gardner, Bob Daugherty, Nick Smith, Tyler Thompson, Mitch Caskey, Chase Alexander, Casey Butler, Chris Albright, Paul McVicker, Chaz O’Dell, Don Rutt, Tyler Nicely, Brad Hensel, John Sutherland

WQKT MINI STOCKS Heat 1 Moose Workman, Jordan James, Brad Hensel, Steve Crowe, Mitch Reichard Heat 2 Adam Kern, Elvis Conkle, Chris Shell, Jim Burns, Doug Hensel Feature Brad Hensel, Jordan James, Moose Workman, Doug Hensel, Chris Shell, Steve Crowe, Elvis Conkle, Jim Burns, Mitch Reichard, Adam Kern

NAPA MINI WEDGES Heat 1 Matthew Moore, Robbie Ledger, Billy Dawson, Jolene Voshel, Konner Thomas, Kolton Thomas, Caitlin Johnson, Tanner McLoughlin Feature Matthew Moore, Robbie Ledger, Billy Dawson, Caitlin Johnson, Jolene Voshel, Konner Thomas, Tanner McLoughlin, Kolton Thomas (dns)

 

 

Michael Bonneau Bags USAC Southwest Freedom Tour Finale at DCRP!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (August 16, 2014) – He didn’t even know he had won when he pulled to a stop on the front straightaway. All that he knew was that he was among the top four.

Not until a crew member told him two or three times did Michael Bonneau realize that he had just won the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars Second Annual “Freedom Tour” finale atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval.

“I had no idea, if I had known I probably would have done some donuts or something,” the happy winner from Peoria, AZ, said after taking the $2,500 winner’s share in the 30-lap finale.

It was little surprise that Bonneau was unaware, as Rick Ziehl was long gone in his chase for a second DCRP Freedom Tour win in as many years.

Long gone that is until the Las Cruces shoe ran afoul of a lapped car making an exit to the infield on the 24th lap, opening a door so quickly that Bonneau dashed through and into the lead so quickly he didn’t know it.

While Bonneau was a surprised winner, other winners on the night included Austin Allen in the IMCA Modified ranks, Jeff Kaup in the IMCA Sport Modifieds, Dusty Witthuhn in the IMCA Stock Cars and Edwin Elliott in Thunder Cars.

In the USAC Southwest non-wing Sprint Car feature, Bonneau started from the pole position and chased outside front row starter Ziehl throughout.

Following the race’s lone caution after five laps when Shannon McQueen bicycled and tagged the turn four wall, Ziehl began stretching his lead out over Bonneau, who was holding off Charles Davis, Jr., for second.

Ziehl eventually opened up nearly a full straightaway lead over his chasers, only to be nearly driven all the way to the infield by Josh Shipley, who was trying to make an exit in a second Tye Mihocko mount.

Ziehl gathered it in, but not before Bonneau as well as Davis, Jr., and Harli White sped by.

Bonneau kept the Priced Right Auto Sales No. 29 several car-lengths ahead of Davis, Jr., the rest of the way to secure his first win of the year with fellow Arizona shoe Davis, Jr., settling for runner-up honors in his best Freedom Tour outing of the week.

For the second night in a row, Lindsey, Oklahoma’s Harli White finished on the podium after crossing the stripe in third. Ziehl was a disappointed fourth with Topeka’s Wyatt Burks rounding out the top five.

Shon Deskins was sixth with Josh Hodges, R.J. Johnson, Josh Pelkey and Mike Martin completing the top ten.

Deskins, White and Davis, Jr., topped heat race action. The second heat got off to a rough start when Missouri’s Brad Graham and Jetmore’s Ray Seemann went for a wild double tumble in turn one. Both drivers walked away but were done for the night.

In the 20-lap IMCA Modified main event, Austin Allen moved to the top of the point charts with his first feature win of the year as Ryan Heger, who led entering the night, flipped on the frontstretch on the original start.

Allen earned his win in dramatic fashion, making a white-flag lap pass of race-long leader William Nusser to snare the win.

After leading the initial 18 circuits from the pole position, Nusser bobbled exiting turn four with the white flag in sight to open the door for Wichita’s Allen, who had battled forward from tenth.

Allen took the checkered two car-lengths ahead of Nusser with Kale Beavers, Nick Link and Van Gemmill rounding out the top five.

In the 20-lap IMCA Sport Modified feature, current points leader and reigning track champion Jeff Kaup took advantage of a late caution to snare his fourth win of the year.

While Kaup worked forward from tenth, Brian May paced the initial seven circuits before Jamie French took command with Kaup moving to second by the ninth lap. French had it well in hand until a caution flew with just four laps remaining.

But when French stumbled on the restart, Kaup took quick advantage and raced on to the checkered flag despite an overheating engine that was on seven cylinders. French chased the Woodward, OK, shoe to the line with Toby Witthuhn, Kevin Tabor and Bart Baker in the top five.

After battling side-by-side with Josh Crombie for several laps, Bazine’s Dusty Witthuhn surged ahead on the tenth round en route to his first IMCA Stock Car feature win of the season.

Witthuhn raced forward from eighth before wrestling the lead away from Crombie, who had taken the lead away from Kyle Tillery on the second round. Witthuhn crossed the stripe in the 15-lapper ahead of Crombie with Marlin Hogie, Ron Hartman and Reagan Sellard in the top five.

In the 15-lap Thunder Car feature, Edwin Elliott chased down race-long leader Bryan Habiger on the 13th lap to post his first win of the year.

Habiger jumped out front at the start and held a sizable lead at the midway point before the pack began closing the gap. Elliott worked his way to the front of the chasing pack and slipped by Habiger in the closing rounds to secure the win.

Habiger settled for second behind Elliott with Matt O’Hair, William Bauer and Dan Rogers in the top five.

Dodge City Raceway Park is back in action next Saturday night with the Inaugural $1,000-to-win Sport Modified Mayhem event with IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, Thunder Car and Hornets in action as well.

Dodge City Raceway Park – August 16 Results

USAC Southwest Sprint Cars Freedom Tour:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 20-Shon Deskins (1), 2. 29-Michael Bonneau (2), 3. 78-Chris Bonneau (3), 4. 16-Mike Martin (4), 5. 77m-R.J. Johnson (7), 6. 1x-Don Droud, Jr. (6), 7. 24-Kevin Risley (5).

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 17w-Harli White (4), 2. 11w-Wyatt Burks (1), 3. 74x-Josh Hodges (7), 4. 11c-Michael Curtis (3), 5. 94T-Tim Kent (6), 6. 04-Brad Graham (2), 7. 72-Ray Seemann (5).

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (2), 2. 41w-Rick Ziehl (3), 3. 12-Josh Pelkey (1), 4. 7-Shannon McQueen (4), 5. 5-Tye Mihocko (6), 6. 11k-Tyler Knight (5), 7. 5x-Josh Shipley (7).

"A" Feature (30 Laps): 1. 29-Michael Bonneau (1), 2. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (4), 3. 17w-Harli White (6), 4. 41w-Rick Ziehl (2), 5. 11w-Wyatt Burks (7), 6. 20-Shon Deskins (3), 7. 74x-Josh Hodges (5), 8. 77m-R.J. Johnson (10), 9. 12-Josh Pelkey (9), 10. 16-Mike Martin (11), 11. 11c-Michael Curtis (13), 12. 1x-Don Droud, Jr. (16), 13. 5-Tye Mihocko (15), 14. 5x-Josh Shipley (19), 15. 94T-Tim Kent (14), 16. 78-Chris Bonneau (8), 17. 11k-Tyler Knight (17), 18. 7-Shannon McQueen (12), 19. 24-Kevin Risley (18). DNS: 04-Brad Graham, 72-Ray Seemann.

Lap Leaders: Rick Ziehl 1-23, Michael Bonneau 24-30.

 

 

Bob Newton Classic One to Remember at Plymouth Speedway

By: Anita Soltis

(Plymouth, IN) It was a night to honor a pioneer in racing and the four features that ran at the Playground of Power Saturday night made the Bob Newton Classic a night to remember.

The Newton family came to the track to watch the excitement. Joyce Newton, who worked with her husband Bob to start Hoosier Tire, was there with members of her family and cheered on the drivers with the many fans in attendance for the Bob Newton Classic at Plymouth Speedway.

The Dickies Restaurant 600 Sprints found Billy Cribbs the early leader. Garrett Saunders had slipped back slightly in the pack at the start of the race but began working his way to the front. By lap 11, Saunders worked from sixth to the third position. He was attempting to pass Brad Nichols for the second position but ran out of laps. Pole-sitter and points leader Billy Cribbs won the feature with Brad Nichols in the second spot and Garrett Saunders rounding out the top three.

“It’s been a good season,” said Cribbs. “We were kind of behind in the beginning of the season and then got into a groove where we were consistent.”

The Sprints on Dirt Series packed power in their feature Saturday night. Eyes were on Randy Hannagan who last won when the series visited Plymouth Speedway in May. However, heavy-hitters Dustin Daggett and Gregg Dalman started on the front row and showed great speed in the beginning of the race. It was Daggett and Dalman in the first and second position until lap 15 when a caution came out for an off-track medical emergency. Just as the caution came out Daggett spun and the leader got a flat right rear tire. He went into the pits and was scored in the tenth position which was the last car on the lead lap,when the field went back to green. The race was red-flagged for a period of time as the ambulance had to leave the track to take that person to the hospital. By rule, an ambulance has to be at the track before an event can be resume. After the ambulance arrived, the flattening tires on the Winged Sprints were filled and the track went green. Dalman continued to lead but a caution on lap 18 bunched up the field and allowed Ryan Ruhl to get a run on the leading Dalman and went on to win the race. Dalman came in second while May’s winner Randy Hannagan was third.

“I’ve been racing Daggett pretty hard this season and his bad luck was my gain,” said Ruhl. “I had a great run on Dalman there at the end and I got the win. I had a great time racing here tonight.”

The Swan Lake Resorts UMP Modifieds had a new driver on top of the podium. Michael Thayer started on the pole and was able to hold off the field for his first win of the season. Dylan Woodling stayed right behind him and made a move to get the first spot on lap 10 but Thayer had the stronger car. Meanwhile, Frank Marshall was moving through the field despite a damaged race car. He moved his way to the third spot after starting 7th and didn’t have enough to catch Woodling in the closing laps. Former Kalamazoo champion Andy Bozell started fourth but had car issues and finished in the 19th position. Points leader Jamie Lomax also exited the race early and finished in the last position. The podium found Michael Thayer on the top spot with Dylan Woodling second and Frank Marshall third.

“I feel awesome!” smiled Thayer. “It’s great to be back at Plymouth Speedway and thank you to all of the fans for being here on this special night.”

The Super Streets were on the schedule as the last feature of the night where Michael Clark dominated the field. Calvin Peek, Jr. had the early lead and was pulling away from the field when he made a mistake coming out of turn three and traveled through the inner track. He re-entered the field in the fifth position. Clark then assumed the lead with Peek Jr. quickly setting his sights back to the front. Peek Jr. got to the third position by lap 12 and had the second spot by the 14th lap. Kory Conner was running in the second position and traveled up the racetrack coming out of turn four on lap 16 and slapped the front stretch wall. That allowed Peek Jr. to move to the second position. Peek didn’t have what it would need to hunt down Clark for the lead. Michael Clark continued in his winning ways with Calvin Peek, Jr. in second and Kory Conner in third.

“This trophy feels just like the championship trophy to me,” said Clark after solidifying his championship in the Super Streets Division. “This is awesome. I’ll bring back my Super Street in 2015 here to Plymouth Speedway - my home track.”

The Plymouth Speedway season comes to a close on Aug. 23 when all of the regular divisions will be back to put on the best show yet at the fastest dirt track in Northern Indiana. The gates will open at 4 p.m. and racing begins at 7 p.m. ET. For more information, visit our website at www.plymouthspeedway.net.

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

15811 Waynesfield Rd. | Waynesfield, Ohio 45896

www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net | 419.568.3201

August 16, 2014

RACE RESULTS

Indian Lake Outfitters Night

Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints (26 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

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

1. 2B-Mike Dunlap[2]

2. 22-Dallas Hewitt[4]

3. 63-Huston Hewitt[7]

4. 14G-Rod Henning[1]

5. 87-Paul Dues[5]

6. 14C-Andy Conley[9]

7. 72-Stratton Briggs[8]

8. 63D-Jim Dues[6]

9. 24L-Lee Underwood[3]

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

1. 9N-Luke Hall[6]

2. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[9]

3. 14-Cooper Clouse[7]

4. 43G-Rob Guy[5]

5. 12-Kent Wolters[4]

6. 5-Mark Silva[1]

7. 8-Lewie Christain[3]

8. 9-Dave Disinger[8]

9. 25B-Mark Blausey[2]

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

1. 54-Matt Westfall[1]

2. 41K-Cole Ketchan[2]

3. 17-Kevin Myers[5]

4. 23S-Kyle Simon[7]

5. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[8]

6. 19-Jimmy Snead[6]

7. 6-Stuart Hanft[4]

8. 5W-Jeff Williams[3]

B-Main - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 14C-Andy Conley[1]

2. 72-Stratton Briggs[4]

3. 6-Stuart Hanft[6]

4. 5-Mark Silva[2]

5. 24L-Lee Underwood[10]

6. 19-Jimmy Snead[3]

7. 5W-Jeff Williams[9]

8. 63D-Jim Dues[7]

9. 8-Lewie Christain[5]

10. 9-Dave Disinger[8]

11. 25B-Mark Blausey[11]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 54-Matt Westfall[4]

2. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[2]

3. 9N-Luke Hall[5]

4. 2B-Mike Dunlap[6]

5. 14-Cooper Clouse[8]

6. 14G-Rod Henning[10]

7. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[15]

8. 41K-Cole Ketchan[1]

9. 23S-Kyle Simon[12]

10. 24L-Lee Underwood[20]

11. 87-Paul Dues[13]

12. 14C-Andy Conley[16]

13. 17-Kevin Myers[9]

14. 5-Mark Silva[19]

15. 43G-Rob Guy[11]

16. 72-Stratton Briggs[17]

17. 63-Huston Hewitt[7]

18. 12-Kent Wolters[14]

19. 22-Dallas Hewitt[3]

20. 6-Stuart Hanft[18]

Hard Charger: 24L-Lee Underwood[+10]

 

 

Butler charges to sprint car win at Desoto

By SCOTT LOCKWOOD Desoto Speedway

Shane Butler only needed a few laps of practice to know that his car was going to be rocket ship during Saturday night's 40-lap non-wing sprint car feature at Desoto Speedway.

Butler's early thought proved to be correct as he went on to sweep both the heat race and feature events at the Bradenton facility.

Sport Allen, who easily won the last time the sprint cars ran on the 3/8-mile oval, started on the pole and quickly caught the back of the of the 22-car field. As Allen began lapping traffic, Butler made it three-wide and took the lead coming to the line at the end of the eighth lap.

Allen lost several spots while trying to lap traffic, with Mickey Kempgens and Collin Cabre taking second and third. The leaders ran nose-to-tail through the traiif, at times going three and four-wide.

Dave Retzlaff spun on lap 16 to bring out the yellow. While the cars were slowing down to avoid Retzlaff's stopped car in turn one, Kurt Taylor hit the wall hard but was uninjured.

Kempgens got back to second around Cabre lap 27. He was all over Butler for several laps until the yellow flew for Matt Alfonso's spin on lap 35.

Butler got the jump on the final restart and pulled away for the win.

"We unloaded early and went out for one hot lap...and we just parked it," said Butler, who was also celebrating his birthday in victory lane. "We didn't know anything else we could do to make it better. We put three new tires on before the heat race and went like hell."

Kempgens, Cabre, Allen and Keith Butler rounded out the top five.

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8-16-2014 DESOTO SPEEDWAY RACE RESULTS Sprint CARS 1. 18 Shane Butler Bushnell... 2.. 88 Sport Allen Pinellas Park 3. 19 Keith Butler Riverview 4. 2 Larry Brazil Tampa 5. 99 Kyle Bookmiller Riverview 6. 25 Steve Heisler Plant City 7. 84 Ernie Teed Jr. Sarasota 8. 9 Matt Alfonso Tampa 9. 2x Todd Donaldson Mulberry 10. 4 Geoff Steiner Cape Coral 11. 69 Ricd Voisey Wesley Chapel 12. 55 Tommy Nichols Plant City 13. 39 Alan Randisi Port Charlotte 14. 10x Sean Clark North Port 15. 1 Ty Decaire Tampa 16. 3 Travis Bliemeister Venice 17. 92 Dave Retzlaff Brooksville 18. 8 Kurk Taylor Tampa 19. 14 Rickie Corr Plant City 20 63 Terry Taylor Dunedin 21. 21 Collin Cambre Temple Terrace D.Q. 22. 5 Mickey Kempgens Tampa D.Q.

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Henry holds on for Attica sprint win; Missler earns 1st late model victory, Weaver survives for 305 sprint win; Foos tames trucks

Friday, Aug. 16, 2014

Contact: Brian Liskai – liskai2x@roadrunner.com

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Cap Henry held off Greg Wilson for his second straight win in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints at Attica Raceway Park Friday on WNWO NBC 24/Culy Contracting Night. The Bellevue, Ohio driver had to not only fight Wilson for the win, but a car that lost its brakes the last hand full of laps.

“I really have to give a lot of credit to Wilson…he really could have done it (last lap slider) a lot worse and he raced us clean. He gets as much credit as we do. He could have made that real ugly and I couldn’t stop if I wanted to,” said Henry beside his Genzman Racing/Ludwig Propane/Level Performance/Crown Battery/Automatic Fire Protection/Jet Express/Handy Grafix/Kear’s Speed Shop backed machine.

“I can’t thank this Genzman team enough. They’ve been working so hard. It’s really making me look good now and I’m loving it. I made them look bad early and we’re making up for it now. The caution helped. I was hoping someone would do something because I really didn’t like negotiating the traffic,” added Henry who executed a great restart with 10 laps to go. “I’ve been working on my restarts and it helped tonight.”

In Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model feature, five time and defending track champion Ryan Missler finally slammed that gorilla off his back and held off Jeff Babcock for his first win of the season. The victory was the 11th of Missler’s career at Attica.

“My four-year-old daughter drew me a number one last week and I didn’t do so good. So she drew me a one this week and I figured I’d better do something with it,” said Missler beside his York Fabrication/Terry McConnell Excavating/Taze DJ Service/King Industrial Supply/Quality Welding/Cenpeco Lubricants/Keizer Wheels backed machine.

“I knew there wasn’t much to grab hold of coming off four on the bottom. So I figured I’d have the momentum if I didn’t screw up,” added Missler. “I have to thank everyone who helps me…Jerry Huff at York Fabrication, my Uncle Jim, my wife and daughters and my in-laws…everybody that helps. This is great. I’d like to put a little win streak going here,” added Missler of his Gordon Lumber/SCS Gearbox/NAPA of Attica/TNT Farms/Twin Lakes Golf Course/ Pizza House West/Bellevue Beverage Center sponsored #50Y.

The Foster Auto Body 305 Sprint feature was a dandy with Dean Jacobs leading the first 20 laps. But, as he raced into lapped traffic, he made contact with Paul Weaver as they battled for the lead with Jacobs sustaining front end damage. Weaver would hold off T.J. Michael the final four laps to secure his third victory of the season at Attica. The win is the 32nd of Weaver’s career in the 305 sprint division at the track.

“I thought he (Jacobs) had a bad deal coming off the corner so I just drove it in there. I thought I had him clear…I feel bad about that. I don’t want to run Dean like that…he’s a clean driver,” said Weaver beside his Hampshire Engines/Buckeye Mobile Coatings/Fostoria Mod Shop/Weaver Performance Karts and Parts/M&L Excavating/Sunny Farms Land Fill/Tender Touch Car Wash backed #1w.

“I want to thank Jamie Miller for helping me and Bob Hampshire and Dave Rice for putting the motor together and making it run good,” added Weaver.

After taking a wild ride in his 305 sprint, Matt Foos would recover to hold off Shawn Valenti and Kent Brewer in the Fremont Fence Dirt Truck feature to score his second win of the season at Attica.

“You have to be absolutely on your ‘A game’ with those guys. They have had their stuff together and I’ve been scratching my head all week and finally…here we are. The thing was a rocket. No flaw whatsoever,” said Foos beside his Fremont Fence/M&L Excavating/Level Performance/Pit Stop Convenience Stores/Automatic Fire Protection/Buckshot Farms backed #2.

Henry and Broc Martin would bring the field to green for the 30-lap 410 sprint feature but before a lap could be completed Cole Duncan would spin in turn two. When the race resumed Henry bolted into the lead over Martin, Greg Wilson, Andrew Palker, Chris Andrews and Rob Chaney. Wilson would take second on lap two and quickly closed on Henry.

Henry took note of Wilson charging to his outside in turns three and four and quickly moved to that high line and was able to pull away slightly. However, Caleb Helms and Jody Keegan would tangle on lap eight to bring out the caution.

Henry would get a tremendous restart to pull away from Wilson with Martin, Andrews, Caleb Griffith, Palker and Chaney in tow. Andrews would slide in front of Martin for third on lap 10. The leaders would find lapped traffic at the half-way point which allowed Wilson and Andrews to close on Henry with Griffith, Chaney and Martin in pursuit.

Just as things were getting very interesting between Henry, Wilson and Andrews as they raced through traffic, Craig Mintz would stop with a flat left rear tire on lap 20. Now with a clear track, Henry would execute another great restart to pull away as Wilson had his hands full with Andrews and Chaney.

With five laps to go, Wilson began eating into Henry’s lead with Andrews, Chaney, Byron Reed, Griffith and Martin in tow. As the white flag flew, Wilson was right on Henry’s rear bumper. As they entered the final two turns Wilson tried to drive under Henry, but had to pull up or the two would have tangled. Henry was able to drive off the high line of turn four to take the win with Wilson, Andrews, Chaney and Reed rounding out the top five.

Missler and Babcock would set the pace for the 25-lap late model feature with Missler gaining the advantage. Mike Bores, Cody Scott, Garrett Krummert, Matt Irey and John Bores would give chase. Krummert would take third on lap three with the caution flying for a Steve Sabo spin on lap four.

On the restart Krummert would drive around Babcock for second and started to close on Missler. It was a fantastic three car battle for the lead between Missler, Krummert and Babcock until the caution flew on lap 11 for a Bobby Michaels spin. When the green reappeared the three car battle continued.

But, Krummert would slide off the high side of turns one and two on lap 16 to bring out the caution. Now Missler had to deal with Babcock with Irey, Mike Bores, Scott and John Bores in pursuit. With four laps to go Babcock was applying a lot of pressure to Missler with Irey, Mike Bores, Scott and Jim Gingery in tow.

On the last lap Babcock would drive under Missler in the final two corners but Missler would maintain his momentum and take the win over Babcock, Irey, Mike Bores and Gingery.

In the 25-lap 305 sprint feature, Dean Jacobs and Steve Rando paced the field with Jacobs gaining the advantage over Rando, T.J. Michael, Seth Schneider, Tyler Gunn and Nate Dussel. The car on the move was eighth place starter Paul Weaver. He rocketed into fourth by lap two and took third a circuit later.

Luke Griffith would bring out the caution on lap eight with Jacobs leading Rando, Weaver, Gunn, Michael, Dussel and Schneider. Weaver would drive into the runner-up spot on lap 10. With 10 laps to go, Weaver had taken a big bite out of Jacobs’ lead as Rando slid off the track allowing Michael, Gunn, Dussel and Schneider to go by.

The leaders would race into traffic with five laps to go and as they exited turn four Weaver tried to drive under Jacobs with Michael on the very bottom and lapped cars in between. Contact was made by Jacobs, Weaver and Michael with Jacobs sliding into the infield with front end damage.

On the restart Weaver could not shake Michael with Dussel joining the fray with Gunn, Jordan Ryan and Bobby Clark in pursuit. Weaver was able to drive to the victory over Michael, Dussel, Ryan and Clark.

Art Ball and Foos would bring the field to green for the 15-lap dirt truck feature with Foos gaining the advantage over Ball and Brad Keckler. With just two laps recorded, it was a tremendous four truck battle up front between Foos, Ball, Shawn Valenti and Kent Brewer. Brewer would take second on lap three with Valenti racing to his inside.

With just five laps recorded Foos, Brewer and Valenti were racing three wide for the lead when the caution flew on lap six for a Keith Sorg spin. When the green reappeared so did the three truck battle for the lead. While Foos never lost the lead, Brewer and Valenti traded the runner-up spot lap after lap after lap.

Foos would drive a flawless race the rest of the way for the win with Valenti holding off Brewer for second with Dan Roepke Jr. and Kyle Cline rounding out the top five.

Double points are on the line for all four divisions next Saturday, Aug. 23 on Kistler Racing Products Presents the Mark Keegan Classic Championship Night.

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Attica Raceway Park - 8/16/2014

NBC24 / Culy Contracting Night

O'Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints (24 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

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

1. 9X-Rob Chaney[2] ; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[1] ; 3. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[6] ; 4. 5R-Byron Reed[7] ; 5. 9-Dean Jacobs[5] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 7. 60-Jody Keegan[8] ; 8. 97-Bryan Sebetto[4]

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

1. 83M-Broc Martin[1] ; 2. O9-Craig Mintz[4] ; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[5] ; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[2] ; 5. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 6. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[8] ; 7. 5T-Travis Philo[7] ; 8. 98-Robert Robenalt[6]

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

1. 22-Cole Duncan[1] ; 2. 53-Cap Henry[4] ; 3. 63-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 4. 11X-Brandon Martin[2] ; 5. OO-Jim Nier[3] ; 6. 55F-Taylor Ferns[8] ; 7. 40I-Mark Imler[7] ; 8. 8-Kevin Shelbo[5]

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

1. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[5] ; 3. 60-Jody Keegan[4] ; 4. 55F-Taylor Ferns[3] ; 5. 40I-Mark Imler[6] ; 6. 8-Kevin Shelbo[9] ; 7. 98-Robert Robenalt[8] ; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[1] ; 9. 97-Bryan Sebetto[7]

A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. 53-Cap Henry[1]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson[4]; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[6]; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney[7]; 5. 5R-Byron Reed[8]; 6. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[11]; 7. 83M-Broc Martin[2]; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[5]; 9. 11X-Brandon Martin[9]; 10. 63-Chad Kemenah[10]; 11. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[16]; 12. 9-Dean Jacobs[13]; 13. 5T-Travis Philo[17]; 14. 40-Caleb Helms[14]; 15. 60-Jody Keegan[18]; 16. 8-Kevin Shelbo[20]; 17. 22-Cole Duncan[3]; 18. 40I-Mark Imler[19]; 19. OO-Jim Nier[15]; 20. O9-Craig Mintz[12]

Hard Charger: 40DD-Caleb Griffith[+5]

Summit Racing Equipment Late Models (14 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (8 Laps - Top 7 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 15B-Mike Bores[3] ; 2. 36-Matt Irey[5] ; 3. 9C-Troy Cattarene[2] ; 4. 92-Cody Scott[7] ; 5. 12-Bobby Michaels[1] ; 6. O3-Jim Gingery[6] ; 7. 16-Steve Sabo[4]

Heat 2 - Summit Racing Equipment (8 Laps - Top 7 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 50Y-Ryan Missler[1] ; 2. 1-Jeff Babcock[4] ; 3. 29-Garrett Krummert[3] ; 4. 48-John Bores[5] ; 5. 69R-Doug Baird[6] ; 6. 76-Skip McKinney[7] ; 7. 34-Ky Harper[2]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 50Y-Ryan Missler[1]; 2. 1-Jeff Babcock[2]; 3. 36-Matt Irey[6]; 4. 15B-Mike Bores[3]; 5. O3-Jim Gingery[11]; 6. 92-Cody Scott[4]; 7. 48-John Bores[8]; 8. 29-Garrett Krummert[5]; 9. 9C-Troy Cattarene[7]; 10. 69R-Doug Baird[10]; 11. 16-Steve Sabo[13]; 12. 12-Bobby Michaels[9]; 13. 34-Ky Harper[14]; 14. 76-Skip McKinney[12]

Hard Charger: O3-Jim Gingery[+6]

Foster Auto Body 305 Sprints (27 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

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

1. 8I-John Ivy[2] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn[3] ; 4. 5R-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 5. 10-Josh Harrison[5] ; 6. 25-Jason Keckler[7] ; 7. 4T-Jim Taddeo[8] ; 8. 39C-Scott Riley[9] ; 9. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[1]

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

1. 8M-T.J Michael[2] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 3. 22D-Dan Hammond[3] ; 4. 1-Nate Dussel[8] ; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron[7] ; 6. 2-Ricky Peterson[9] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 8. O3-Jim Cushing[4] ; 9. 42-Kevin Shirey[1]

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

1. 19R-Steve Rando[1] ; 2. 39-Dean Jacobs[4] ; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[6] ; 4. 18-Bobby Clark[7] ; 5. 11G-Luke Griffith[2] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[8] ; 7. 32-Dan Hennig[3] ; 8. 2F-Matt Foos[9] ; 9. 2L-Landon Lalonde[5]

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

1. 2-Ricky Peterson[2] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3] ; 4. 4T-Jim Taddeo[4] ; 5. 39C-Scott Riley[7] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 7. 32-Dan Hennig[6] ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[10] ; 9. 2L-Landon Lalonde[12] ; 10. O3-Jim Cushing[8] ; 11. 2F-Matt Foos[9]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[8]; 2. 8M-T.J Michael[3]; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[5]; 4. 5R-Jordan Ryan[7]; 5. 18-Bobby Clark[9]; 6. 19R-Steve Rando[2]; 7. 36-Seth Schneider[4]; 8. 8I-John Ivy[11]; 9. 2-Ricky Peterson[16]; 10. 3J-Trey Jacobs[18]; 11. 12-Kyle Capodice[10]; 12. 22D-Dan Hammond[12]; 13. 25-Jason Keckler[17]; 14. 11G-Luke Griffith[15]; 15. 22M-Dan McCarron[14]; 16. 10-Josh Harrison[13]; 17. 4T-Jim Taddeo[19]; 18. 68G-Tyler Gunn[6]; 19. 39C-Scott Riley[20]; 20. 39-Dean Jacobs[1]

Hard Charger: 3J-Trey Jacobs[+8]

Fremont Fence Co. Dirt Trucks (17 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

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

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 2. O1-Art Ball[1] ; 3. 88-Dan Roepke Jr.[8] ; 4. 8KB-Kent Brewer[9] ; 5. D1-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 6. 33-Brian Arnold[6] ; 7. 7-Dana Frey[7] ; 8. 22J-Josh Kiser[4] ; 9. 14-Brandon Leighton[3]

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

1. 2-Matt Foos[2] ; 2. 33C-Kyle Cline[4] ; 3. 3X-Brad Keckler[8] ; 4. 4S-Keith Sorg[5] ; 5. O-Andy Keegan[7] ; 6. 9-Curt Inks[6] ; 7. 69-Jeff Warnick[1] ; 8. 13-Cody Benyak[3]

A-Main - (15 Laps)

1. 2-Matt Foos[2]; 2. 7B-Shawn Valenti[5]; 3. 8KB-Kent Brewer[6]; 4. 88-Dan Roepke Jr.[7]; 5. 33C-Kyle Cline[3]; 6. O1-Art Ball[1]; 7. 3X-Brad Keckler[4]; 8. D1-Dustin Keegan[9]; 9. O-Andy Keegan[10]; 10. 4S-Keith Sorg[8]; 11. 33-Brian Arnold[11]; 12. 9-Curt Inks[12]; 13. 7-Dana Frey[13]; 14. 13-Cody Benyak[16]; 15. 69-Jeff Warnick[14]; 16. 22J-Josh Kiser[15]; 17. 14-Brandon Leighton[17]

Hard Charger: 7B-Shawn Valenti[+3]

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

 

 

McKisson Scores at Mercer Raceway Park

Holden, Moore, Jones, Englert, and Longwell, Jr. also Prevail

Mercer, PA (August 16, 2014): Andy McKisson took advantage of a miscue by divisional rookie A.J. Flick to take the lead on lap 12, and then held off the youngster in the final laps to claim victory at Mercer Raceway Park in the 410 Sprints presented by Luxaire Heating & Cooling and McCrudden Heating & Supply. It was the veteran's first win of the season after getting a late start on the action. The evening's events, including bicycle races for the children, was made possible by Approved Toilet Rentals and Ray's Racing Collectibles.

Jimmy Holden overtook the point leader, Kyle Fink, with three laps in the books, and went on to victory in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modified feature. The win propelled Holden into the points lead by just four counters, with the double-point finale on September 6 looming on the horizon. In the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars, Rusty Moore cruised to his sixth win of the season in his quest for a fourth straight point championship. C.J. Jones ran out front through the entire contest for the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. George Englert captured his fifth feature win in the Rock Concrete Modified Lites. Steve Longwell, Jr. wore the nightcap for the Mini Stocks running under the twin banners of Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles.

Michael Bauer hopped into the lead from the pole for the 410 Sprint Car feature offered by Luxaire Heating & Cooling and McCrudden Heating & Supply. The divisional rookie led the field to the first caution, which came on the fourth lap for Dennis Wagner. The restart gave Andy McKisson and A.J. Flick the opportunity to surpass Bauer. After a brief tussle, Flick rode the cushion to the lead.

Flick and McKisson began to distance themselves from the rest of the pack. While doing so, McKisson began to apply the pressure to Flick, who is also in his first season of 410 Sprint Car racing. Flick held his own, but when his car popped a wheelie coming off the second corner, McKisson powered ahead on the inside groove.

McKisson held control through two more cautions. During this interval, Carl Bowser snuck by Flick, but that was merely a temporary setback. On the restart, with 18 laps in the books, Flick went to the top side of the raceway and passed him for second. Flick began to close in on the leader, but a caution for debris on lap 21 seemingly ended his bid for a career first victory. McKisson opened a three car length advantage on the restart, but Flick fought back. While Flick did close the gap on the veteran, McKisson had enough smoke to hold him at bay for the win.

Carl Bowser held off Eric Williams for the third spot. Williams benefited from a rare mistake by Rod George, who spun while running in the top five. George regrouped, and kept the car moving, but lost valuable track position. That misfortune hampered him in his battle with Williams for the track title, as Williams will lead him by 24 points heading into the double-point event held on September 6. Brandon Matus was fifth, and Bauer sixth, followed by George, Brent Matus, Adam Kekich, and Arnie Kent.

The heat winners were George, McKisson, and Dan Kuriger. Thee was no B Main.

Tommy Kristyak and Kyle Fink paced the field to the start of the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modified feature event. Kristyak got the advantage entering the first turn, but fink slipped under him in turn two to grab the lead. While they fought for position, Jimmy Holden held down third, waiting for his opportunity to pounce. It came on just the third lap, wen he powered off turn two to take the lead away from Fink. Kristyak continued on fourth, but he tangled with a lapped car in turn one with five laps completed. Kristyak slowed immediately and retire from the fray.

The lone caution of the race came on lap eight, when rookie Kyle Martell spun coming off turn four. While Holden continued to lead Fink on the restart, Frank Guidace moved to the third position. Rookie Brian Schaffer moved into fourth when the green was displayed. That bumped Brian FInk back to fifth in the car normally driven by Shayne Izzo. Shawn Fleeger led Matt Reeher, Tom Holden in his son Kyle's machine, Rich Whitney, and Jeff Schaffer, Jr.

The remaining laps wound off without any further interruptions. Holden crossed first, with Kyle Fink, Frank Guidace, and Brian Schaffer next. Brian Fink placed fifth, despite having heavy contact with Schaffer at the finish line. Fleeger, Reeher, Tom Holden, Whitney, and Martell completed the top ten.

The division ran an experimental format for this event, as all cars took time during their hot lap sessions, The evening's fastest qualifier was Holden. The heat winners were Dan FInk and Brian Schaffer. Kristyak was the dash winner for the six fastest qualifiers. There was no B Main.

In the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars, Rusty Moore cruised to yet another victory in his quest for a fourth straight point championship at Mercer Raceway Park.

Ryan Moyer took the early lead in the feature for the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars, but there was a wild three car battle for the second position. Trusty Rusty Moore prevailed, and took off after the leader. Moore got his chance on the first restart, when he powered ahead of Moyer. Curtis J. Bish soon followed suit. They were the first two racers to cross the finish line. Moyer held the third position to the checkers. Bobby Heim and Bob McCann completed the top five.

Pat Fielding, William Hurrelbrink, Bob Schwartzmiller, John Stajnrajh, and Josh Seippel were sixth through tenth.

The preliminaries went to Curtis J. Bish and Fielding. There was no B Main.

The Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors went to the post with C.J. Jones on the pole. He grabbed a lead that he would never relinquish. Mike Marano, II ran in the second position through most of the event. However, Cody Bova charged up from the 16th starting position to take it away from him. Joe McEwen logged another top five finish with his experimental GM 602 Crate Engine. Teenage Clay Roney placed fifth.

Evan Kornbau, Eric L. Williams, Devin Litwiler, Andy Feil, and Dan Demyan completed the top ten.

There was a three-car tangle midway through the race, involving Ken Rossey, Andy Feil, and Jimmy Morris, all of whom were fighting for positions in the top ten. Morris was the most disappointed of them, as he was eliminated from the race.

The heat winners were Jones and Demyan. There was no B Main.

Jones expressed his gratitude to several sponsors and supporter, including Joe Demyan of Knuckle Busters; Mark from Economy Trailers, and Bryan Sheidemantle, of Sheidemantle Motors. He also thanked Adrienne and Gary Edwards, and, of course, the Sodeman family.

George Englert did yet another roof flap dance as he sped to the win in the Rock Concrete Modified Lites. Jason Darocha fought off Chris Logan for the second spot. Levi Spinwebber crossed ahead of early leader Aaron Meister. Mark Marcucci, Sr., Doug Jones, Shane Webb, Preston Roach, and Josh Deems were the next drivers to finish the event.

The heat winners were Spinwebber and Darocha. There was no B Main.

Steve Longwell, Jr. passed his father on his way to victory in the Mini Stocks running for Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles. Trooper Tim Callahan was second. with Caleb Hickok in third. Point leader Mike McConnell was fourth, and the senior Longwell was fifth. Todd Gabriel led Shane Shook, Russ Grossman, Rudy Troples, and Patricia Riffe to the checkers.

The heat wins went to Longwell, Jr., and Callahan. There was no B Main.

The bicycle races were presented by Approved Toilet Rentals and Ray's Racing Collectibles. Tops in the 4 to 6 age bracket was Ricky Tucker. Dalton Gabriel was first in the 7 and 8 year old class, and the senior division, for children 9 through 14, was Jeremy Kornbau. Afterwards, all children participating received milk and received congratulations from the Pennsylvania Dairy Queen. Dalton Gabriel and Alvia Bish won the respective drawings for bicycles presented by the sponsors.

Next week, Mercer Raceway Park will host a two-day program for the All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars. The first evening will conclude with a party hosted by the loyal, local 410 Sprint Car drivers. There will be a live band and other festivities. On Sunday morning, breakfast will be sold at the Main Concession stand before the church service. After the service, there will be a pig roast and other fun filled activities, including a dunk tank. Proceeds for the pig roast and dunk tank will go toward the Western Pennsylvania Injured Drivers Relief Fund.

Luxaire Heating & Cooling/McCrudden Heating & Supply 410 Sprint Cars: Andy McKisson, A.J. Flick, Carl Bowser, Eric Williams, Brandon Matus, Michael Bauer, Rod George, Brent Matus, Adam Kekich, Arnie Kent, Dan Kuriger, Scott Priester, Bill Jones, Jr., Brandon Cornelius, Francis Sesco, Dennis Wagner, Gale Ruth, Jr., Charlie Cornelius, Gale Ruth, Sr., Chris Pochiro, George Hobaugh (DNS).

Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds: Jimmy Holden, Kyle FInk, Frank Guidace, Brian Schaffer, Brian Fink, Shawn Fleeger, Matt Reeher, Tom Holden, Rich Whitney, Kyle Martell, Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Makayla Guidace, William Schaffer, Don Blaney, Kole Holden, Carl Weatherby, Tommy Kristyak, Lonny Riggs (DNS), Randy Kriegisch (DNS), Clyde Gumpp (DNS).

Precise Racing Products Stock Cars: Rusty Moore, Curtis J. Bish, Ryan Moyer, Bobby Heim, Bob McCann, Pat Fielding, William Hurrelbrink, Bob Schwartzmiller, John Stajnrajh, Josh Seippel, Gary Miller, Jr., Garrett Calvert, Curtis Bish.

Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors: C.J. Jones, Cody Bova, Mike Marano, II, Joe McEwen, Clay Riney, Evan Kornbau, Eric L. Williams, Devin Litwiler, Andy Feil, Dan Demyan, Alex Paden, Darren Pifer, Ken Rossey, Harold Braden, Jim Morris, Chad Matthews, Michael Bauer (DNS).

Rock Concrete Modified Lites: George Englert, Jason Darocha, Chris Logan, Levi Spinwebber, Aaron Meister, Mark Marcucci, Sr., Doug Jones, Shane Webb, Preston Roach, Josh Deems, Jacob Bova, Mike Flockerzi.

Eperthener's Auto Wrecking/Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks: Steve Longwell, Jr., Tim Callahan, Caleb Hickok, Mike McConnell, Steve Longwell, Sr., Todd Gabriel, Shane Shook, Russ Grossman, Rudy Troples, Patricia Riffe, Tyler Fulton, Jamie Tasker, Chad Fry, Ed Haylett, Roger Wigton, Pete Blazak (DQ).

 

 

CUMMINS BECOMES THE 7TH MSCS FEATURE WINNER IN 2014 POINTS LEADER WINS THE SUMMER DOUBLER AT BLOOMINGTON

Bloomington, IN - August 15, 2014 - The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series made a special appearance at the Bloomington Speedway Friday night. Three time series champion and current points leader Kyle Cummins won the 30 lap feature in a program sponsored by the IU Surplus Store. The Princeton, IN, driver earned the top prize of $3,000. Cummins competed with a Spike Chassis Sprint powered by a Cummins Racing Engine and sponsored by Vincennes University, Re/Max Midwest, and Greenwell Auto Body.

Kyle Cummins started in the back half of a 21 car feature field. For 19 laps he was moving up through the field led by Casey Shuman. Cummins then led a couple of laps only to run out of space in lapped traffic and drop back to fifth. Shuman was still in the battle until a right rear tire went down with 22 laps completed and the yellow displayed. Brent Beauchamp inherited the point at the restart with Brady Short running second. Two laps later Cummins moved by Short and he began to close in on Beauchamp. As the white flag signaled one lap to go, Cummins set up for a slide job. The effort was completed near the top of turn two but not without some contact. Cummins was clear and Beauchamp continued on to finish second. Short finished third. Shane Cottle, Robert Ballou, and Dave Darland ran fourth, fifth, and sixth.

Kyle Cummins also took the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race by moving up from a twelfth place starting position to win. Rookie Aaron Farney also moved up 11 spots to finish seventh. The driver with the highest finish ranks as the hard charger in event there is a tie in positions gained. Daron Clayton, Ethan Barrow, and Chris Babcock rounded out the top ten. Brandon Mattox received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award with his eleventh place finish.

It was an unpredictable and exciting feature. Repeated caution periods interfered with drivers being able to get a clean start. Robert Ballou and Daron Clayton were just two of 7 or 8 drivers that found themselves relocated at the back of the field at the outset. Ballou visited the work area after his car turned over in a second incident but was able to restart and finish in the top five. By lap six only 17 cars were left running, but running hard!

The four heat races were captured by drivers Casey Shuman, Shane Cottle, Brady Short, and Brent Beauchamp. Shuman earned the most passing points! These events were not without incidents. Donny Brackett won the twelve car, twelve lap B Main. Chris Babcock picked up the final transfer to the feature after starting ninth. He had been forced out of competition in his heat with a cut tire.

After a weekend off the MSCS Sprint Cars will be running on two consecutive nights over the Labor Day Weekend. On Saturday August 30th the series will be at the Brownstown, IN, Speedway. Then on Sunday night the series will return to Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN.

Provided as News and Information for the Midwest Sprint Car Series.

RACE SUMMARY:

SUMMER DOUBLER Bloomington Speedway Bloomington, IN August 15, 2014

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series: (28 Entries)

First Heat - 21k Casey Shuman, 41 Dave Darland, 98 Brandon Morin, 04 Jeff Bland Jr., 1c Kent Christian, 71x Bub Cummings, 15j Nick Johnson

Second Heat - 2E Shane Cottle, 56f Jared Fox, 15 Ethan Barrow, 7F Ethan Fleetwood, 4c Daylan Chambers, 18 Kevin Chambers, 35x Chris Babcock

Third Heat - 11p Brady Short, 5kx Kent Schmidt, 12 Robert Ballou, 3c Kyle Cummins, 11 James Lyerla, 44e Eric Edwards, 71B Braxton Cummings

Fourth Heat - 34 Brent Beauchamp, 28 Brandon Mattox, 27 Chad Boespflug, 92 Daron Clayton, 15f Aaron Farney, 4B Donny Brackett, 75 Lee Dakus

B Main - 4B Donny Brackett, 15f Aaron Farney 7F Ethan Fleetwood, 35x Chris Babcock, 44e Eric Edwards, 15j Nick Johnson, 71B Braxton Cummings, 75 Lee Dakus, 4c Daylan Chambers, 18 Kevin Chambers, 1c Kent Christian, 71x Bub Cummings

Feature (30 Laps) - 3c Kyle Cummins, 34 Brent Beauchamp, 11p Brady Short, 2e Shane Cottle, 12 Robert Ballou, 41 Dave Darland, 15f Aaron Farney, 92 Daron Clayton, 15 Ethan Barrow, 35x Chris Babcock, 28 Brandon Mattox, 11 James Lyerla, 56f Jared Fox, 98 Brandon Morin, 4c Daylan Chambers, 21k Casey Shuman, 04 Jeff Bland Jr., 27 Chad Boespflug, 5kx Kent Schmidt, 4B Donny Brackett, 7F Ethan Fleetwood

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: NAIDA, WESTBROOK, DINNING, BAZUIN, & NICHOLLS TAKE WINS ON INSTA-INSULATION "ART HILL MEMORIAL" NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (August 15, 2014) – 128 drivers signed in to race on Insta-Insulation "Art Hill Memorial" night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday night. Dain Naida, Dylan Westbrook, Ryan Dinning, Mark Bazuin, and Clinton Nicholls visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT - FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2014 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA INSTA-INSULATION "ART HILL MEMORIAL" NIGHT TOTAL ENTRIES - 128

----------------------------------------------------------- CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS (21 entries)

The 5th Ohsweken Speedway feature win of Dain Naida's career came in dramatic fashion. Naida traded the lead several times with young upstart Dane Lorenc, then held off a last-corner charge from Glenn Styres to win by just 0.095 seconds. The first 18 laps were completed under green flag conditions before Dave Dykstra's stopped car brought out the race's only caution flag and set up a 2 lap dash to the finish. Styres restarted 3rd behind Naida and Lorenc, and quickly moved into 2nd, but Naida staved off Styres' slide job in turn 4 and took the win. Styres settled for 2nd, followed by Lorenc, 13th starter Jim Huppunen, and Keith Dempster. Styres added to his championship points lead, and is now ahead of Mitch Brown by 42.

A-FEATURE (20 laps) Position. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 77 Dain Naida (4) 2. 0 Glenn Styres (5) 3. 00 Dane Lorenc (3) 4. 14h Jim Huppunen (13) 5. 5 Keith Dempster (2) 6. 10 Mitch Brown (7) 7. 10j Jeremy Hughes (15) 8. 49Todd Hoddick (8) 9. 11 Jamie Turner (17) 10. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (10) 11. 94 Stan Zanchin (6) 12. 5c Conor Mahoney (19) 13. 71s Shawn Sliter (16) 14. 43 Scott Sherk (14) DNF. 5d Dave Dykstra (9) 16. 6 Curtis Gartly (12) 17. 15 Mike Ferrell (11) DNF. 3r Shane Ross (20) DNS. 30 Adam West (1) DNS. 5x Shane Butler (18) DNS. 19 Cory Turner (21) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders – Dane Lorenc (1-10, 12), Dain Naida (11, 13-20)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 2. 94 Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie), 3. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), 4. 30 Adam West (Ridgetown), 5. 10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington), 6. 71s Shawn Sliter (Port Colborne), 7. 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown). Time - 1:50.689

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 2. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 3. 15 Mike Ferrell (London), 4. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams), 5. 6 Curtis Gartly (Thamesford), 6. 5x Shane Butler (St. Thomas), DNF. 3r Shane Ross (Thedford). No Time

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 77 Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 2. 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 3. 00 Dane Lorenc (Lancaster, NY), 4. 43 Scott Sherk (Port Colborne), 5. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland), 6. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre), DNS. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre). Time - 1:51.302

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($150 – heat race passing points high score): 5 Keith Dempster (Top 10 in heat race passing points redrew for A-Feature starting positions)

----------------------------------------------------------- STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (12 entries)

A grinding crash in the first turn on the first lap took Ed Green, Mark Czuba, and Aaron Turkey out of the race, while Jake Brown dropped out of the race at the same time with mechanical problems. All 3 drivers involved in the crash were able to exit their heavily-damaged cars uninjured. Kyle Durnin led the first lap when the race restarted, but Dylan Westbrook took over on lap 2 and went on to take the win, and set a new 15 lap track record in the process. Durnin settled for the runner-up spot, while Ryan Hunsinger drove from 11th to 3rd, Mike Thorne finished 4th, and Tyler Hendricks rounded out the top 5. Jake Brown also set a new 6 lap track record on his way to a heat race win. Turkey's troubles hurt his championship chances, as Hunsinger now leads the standings by 45 points.

A-FEATURE (15 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (4) 2. 43k Kyle Durnin (5) 3. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (11) 4. 55 Mike Thorne (3) 5. 38 Tyler Hendricks (6) 6. 18 Josh Shantz (2) 7. 12 Brad Herron (7) DNF. 18x Davey Boughton (1) DNF. 1-10 Jake Brown (8) DNF. 54 Ed Green (9) DNF. 00 Mark Czuba (10) DNF. 68 Aaron Turkey (12) Time - 3:51.710 NEW TRACK RECORD A-Feature Lap Leaders - Kyle Durnin (1), Dylan Westbrook (2-15)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (Oakland), 3. 43k Kyle Durnin (Cambridge), 4. 18 Josh Shantz (St. Agatha), 5. 38 Tyler Hendricks (Pain Court), 6. 18x Davey Boughton (Carlisle). Time - 1:32.822

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 1-10 Jake Brown (Brantford), 2. 00 Mark Czuba (Burlington), 3. 68 Aaron Turkey (Ohsweken), 4. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (Stouffville), 5. 12 Brad Herron (Waterford), 6. 54 Ed Green (). Time - 1:30.778 NEW TRACK RECORD

 

 

Two-time Ocean Sprints champ Tommy Tarlton holds off all challengers to lead flag-to-flag on Friday night & secure a starting birth in the 54th Johnny Key Classic next weekend at Ocean Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – August 15, 2014…Tommy Tarlton is always one of the favorites when he signs in at the back gate of the Ocean Speedway, but hasn’t ran a full season at the track in 2014 and going into Friday had yet to pick up a win in his four starts with the Ocean Sprints.

If there was ever a night to change that the two-time Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo champion certainly did it last night, by scoring an impressive victory, in what was the final Qualifying Race for the 54th Johnny Key Classic. The Easton, CA driver joins Mason Moore, Bud Kaeding and Greg Decaires as drivers to lock into the Key based on wins in the four Qualifying Races. Tarlton has won the Key twice in his career, the first in 2009 and the second in 2012.

The veteran driver started from the pole in the main event on Friday and other than some pressure from current Ocean Sprints point leader Shane Golobic the first few laps, had his way out front for the duration of the 30-lapper. The victory came aboard the always potent Paul Baines wrenched Elite Landscape Construction/ Tarlton & Son Inc. No. 21 Sprinter out of a solid 29-car field on hand.

“This is a big win for us tonight and I couldn’t be happier to be locked into the Key next weekend,” said an emotional Tarlton on the front stretch. “This is my first win since my wife had her stroke in April and I love her with all my heart and am glad she’s here to enjoy it with me. I want to thank Paul Baines and my whole team that’s behind me. My dad and all of our sponsors that make this possible. We had a great car tonight; hopefully we can come back next Saturday and win another Johnny Key Classic.”

A number of yellows in the feature slowed the pace of things at times, but Tarlton was picture perfect on every double file restart that he had to deal with. Despite not much of a battle for the lead, the racing for second on back was entertaining once again, with slide jobs and side-by-side action prevalent throughout the field. A multitude of position changes were seen among the top-10, with restarts and a racy surface making for some interesting & intense moments.

Hanford’s DJ Netto fought his way forward while making some great moves in the feature to score second at the finish, after dicing it up with Watsonville’s Justin Sanders and Lemoore’s Carson Macedo for much of the final laps. For Netto it was his best finish of the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo season aboard the Netto Agriculture/ Penny Newman Grain No. 88n machine. The 18-year-old led laps at the Key last season and will look to come back for more next weekend.

“We were definitely better on the longer green flag runs so I hated to see those cautions,” Netto commented. “If we could have stayed green I thought I may have had a shot with Tommy in traffic, but he was really fast tonight so I want to congratulate him. The way the last few weeks have gone I’ll take a second tonight though and it gives us some momentum going into the Johnny Key Classic next weekend.”

Sander’s was very fast towards the later stages of the race and brought home his second consecutive podium finish with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo. The wheel-man of the North County Plastering/ Landcaster Locksmith No. 17 mount was exciting to watch as always. Sander’s goes into next week sitting second in the Civil War Series points and fourth in the Ocean Sprints standings.

“I felt like we had the fastest car there late in the race, so I wished we could have had more laps like we’ll get next week,” said Sanders, who ran second on July 25 with the Ocean Sprints. “The track these past handful of weeks has just been awesome to race on and that’s made it a lot of fun. Hopefully we can have the same at the Johnny Key Classic and be able to put on a great show for the fans next Saturday.”

Macedo crossed the line in fourth to earn yet another top-five finish in the WFO Apparel No. 21x machine. The 18-year-old has finished outside of the top-five just once through the first 10 events of the Ocean Sprints season. Current point leader Shane Golobic of Fremont rounded out the top-five aboard the Keith Day Trucking No. 22 Sprinter. The now 23-year-old driver locks himself into the Johnny Key Classic, by way of being the point with both the Ocean Sprints & the Civil War Series.

Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi had a strong run charging from 17th to sixth in the feature. Ocean Sprints winner earlier this season Steven Tiner of Visalia spent time racing with Golobic for second in the feature early on and came home seventh at the finish. Stockton’s Brad Furr was eighth in the rundown, while Laton’s Heath Duinkerken earned the High Five Pizza Hard Charger Award coming from 21st to ninth. Hanford’s Collin Markle rounded out the top-10.

Capturing the 12-lap Last Chance Qualifier was Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox. Picking off eight-lap heat race victories were Steven Tiner, DJ Netto, Justin Sanders and Brad Furr. Birthday boy Shane Golobic blistered the quarter-mile in 11.424 to earn the Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time Award in the 29-car field. Full results will be available at www.oceanspeedway.com

A-main finish: 1. 21 Tommy Tarlton, 2. 88n DJ Netto, 3. 17 Justin Sanders, 4. 21x Carson Macedo, 5. 22 Shane Golobic, 6. 41 Dominic Scelzi, 7. 94 Steven Tiner, 8. 2 Brad Furr, 9. 79 Heath Duinkerken, 10. 5 Collin Markle, 11. 25z Jason Chisum, 12. 9s Landon Hurst, 13. 88 Koen Shaw, 14. 58 Jerry Bonnema, 15. 3c Jonathan Allard, 16. 31c Justyn Cox, 17. 83sa Jamie Duff, 18. 9j Dustin Golobic, 19. 72w Kurt Nelson, 20. 37 Mitchell Faccinto, 21. 10 Anthony Simone, 22. 92 Kyler Shaw

Ocean Speedway and Taco Bravo will be hosting a Johnny Key Classic Pre-Party at the Taco Bravo location 1950 South Bascom Avenue in Campbell, CA from 5pm to 8:30pm on Friday August 22. All pre-qualified cars and other teams are welcome to come and display their race cars at the event. Help us sell 3000 Taco’s!

Please note an earlier start time is also scheduled for next Saturday August 23rd’s Ocean Sprints vs Civil War Series Johnny Key Classic presented by Al’s Roofing Supply, with the front grandstand gate opening up at 3:30pm. The pit board meeting will be held at 3:45pm with track packing at 4pm and qualifying & racing to follow. This is the same time frame used during all Saturday shows at the Ocean Speedway.

The 50-lap feature pays $7500-to-win, the runner up will receive $3500 and third place will pay $2000. The main event will be a guaranteed $400-to-start, making it the most lucrative Ocean Sprints & Civil War Series race of the season.

There is also a total of $600 up for grabs in the dash at the Key Classic, as well as $300 for the Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time & $300 for the High Five Pizza Hard Charger. The dash is being sponsored by Thedy Auto Repair in San Jose & Thirty Five Industries in San Jose. Williams Roofing is also sponsoring the lucky number pill draw, where a fan will choose a pill & if the driver starting in that position wins the race, the fan will earn some money and the driver will also receive a bonus.

Lap money is also available for $50 a lap. If interested please email pj@petersenmediainc.com

 

 

World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series at River Cities Speedway, Grand Forks, ND

(Grand Forks, ND, 08/15/2014) Daryn Pittman scores yet another victory in the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series, points season, driving the Kasey Kahne Racing #9 - 410 Sprint at River Cities Speedway, Grand Forks, ND.

This is Pittman's twelfth win in this 2014 season and he drove a dominant run around this high banked three- tenths of a mile, dirt/clay mixed oval. Pittman drove an error free race and had a dominate run, truly earning the $10,000. winner's purse.

"We had a good car all night. Hat's off to my crew. I'm only as good as the car they give me. It was a lot of fun tonight. The track was awfully good. As for the points season, Donny has widen his points lead so much, that our focus is just to win races. It's a lot less stressful. We have a great team. Thanks go out to all who make this possible, Kasey Kahne Racing, all of our team, our Sponsors and all the fans who come out." said Pittman of Owasso, OK.

Pittman took the lead on the opening lap, having timed in a 10.341 second lap in qualifying, scored in second place in the fourth Heat Race and won the Dash.

Donny Schatz crossed the start finish line in second. Schatz qualified 9th quick, turning a 10.378 second qualifying lap, took third in the first Heat Race and had started the "A" Main in ninth.

"We had a very good race car. Racing is my job. While racing in traffic, we had a chance to win, with out the traffic we didn't. Racing from a ninth place start to second place, is a respectful finish. We want to win. We did the best we could but we missed winning by one position." said Schatz of Fargo, ND. Schatz also raced Late Models, here at River Cities Speedway, tonight and scored a third place finish in that division.

My hat is off to River Cities Speedway and SLS Promotions, for this great track tonight. Racing is a team effort and we are currently in seventh, in the points race. Our goal is to finish in the top five. We keep working hard to move up, At half-way, this season, our stats are better than any year I've driven the Kasey Kahne Racing #4 sprint. I just can't thank everyone enough, Kasey Kahne Racing, all of our crew, Sponsors and all the fans that turn out at our races." said Darrah of Red Lion, PA.

Fourth place went to Kraig Kinser of Bloomington, IN. K. Kinser started this night's run in eighth and made short work racing into second place with just seven laps scored. K. Kinser raced right behind Pittman, looking to pretty much have second place at the line. Racing the final three laps of this forty lap feature, Schatz was able to over take K. Kinser for second. Then on the final lap of the race, Darrah in his last ditch effort, took over third and K. Kinser finished fourth.

:I just made a mistake. I ran the bottom and it was pretty good. I went in hard and Darrah went to the top. It's just the way that it was. I can't complain. I had worried we would get behind, I just didn't expect it there at the end. We had such a good run going. My team did a good job for me. I moved forward and it was good." said K. Kinser.

Thirty-six teams turned out for this WoO Sprint Car Series event with twenty-four of the teams making it to the "A" Main.

Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, IN, clocked in a 10.134 second lap for fast time in qualifying. I believe that this may be Saldana's twentieth or more, to have set fast time in qualifying this season.

I agree that River Cities Speedway and SLS Promotions did a great job here. This is a great facility. The drivers said that the track was absolutely great, in spite of the early cautions and red flags that flew out. Fortunately there weren't any injuries reported.

Fith place in the "A" Feature was collected by Paul McMahan, followed by Mark Dobmeier, Joey Saldana, Ian Madsen, Steve Kinser, David Gravel, Dusty Zomer, Logan Schuchart, Kerry Madsen, Austin Pierce, Jason Sides, Casey Mack, Austen Wheatley, Chris Shirek, Thomas Kennedy, Greg Nikitenko, Wade Nygaard, Dave Glennon, Brad Sweet.

Logan Schuchart, racing his "Rookie" year with the WoO Sprint Car Series, had a stellar run tonight, clocked in a 10.496, for eleventh fast out of the thirty-six drivers who qualified, finished third in the Heat Race, Second in the Dash and scored in twelfth in the "A"Main Event. Congratulations Schuchart for your great run tonight.

The "B" Main, Dash and Heat Race finishes, are as follows: (PLEASE NOTE: All times, finishes, etc., are unofficial.

" B" Main: Shirek, Kennedy, Jordan Adams, Glennon, Jacob Allen, Nick Omdahl, Ryan Wilson, Jordan Graham, Bob Martin, Trent Stengl, Jade Hastings, Mitch Mack, Shane Roemeling, Alex Larson, Kyle Fedyk.

DASH: Pittman, Schuchart, Gravel, Sweet, Darrah, Saldana, Zomer, K, Kinser.

Heat Races:

Heat #1: Darrah, Saldana, Schatz, Sides, Nygaard, Shirek, Allen, Larson.

Heat #2: Gravel, Zomer, S. Kinser, I. Madsen, Pierce, Adams, Graham, Martin, Stengl.

Heat #3: Schuchart, Sweet, McMahan, Nygaard, Wheatley, Glennon, Omdahl, Hastings, M. Mack.

Heat #4: K. Kinser, Pittman, C. Mack, Dobmeier, K. Madsen, Kennedy, Wilson, Roemeling.

 

 

Anderson, Sherman, Stewart are 2014 Limaland Champions Stewart also takes NRA Sprint Invaders Title

(8/15/14) - Limaland Motorsports Park concluded its 17th season under the ownership and operation of the University of Northwestern Ohio by crowning track champions in all three racing divisions and the touring K & L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders. Ideal weather conditions greeted another huge crowd at the pristine facility on Dutch Hollow Rd and the racing action did not disappoint.

The evening’s features began with the 25-lap K & L Ready Mix NRA season final. Pole starter Hud Horton led the 20-car field to green and proceeded to set the pace through the first half of the feature. Horton chose the cushion to make his way around with Dustin Stroup and point’s leader J.R. Stewart in tow. Also Jared Horstman was making an impressive charge through the field from his outside row six starting position.

At the event midpoint, Stroup produced a superb inside pass of Horton heading down the backstretch and took over race leadership. It was a lead he would not surrender, although Horstman continued to push towards the front. Stroup, of Fremont, held on for a first ever triumph at the track with Horstman and visiting Michigan veteran Dustin Daggett rounding out the podium finishers.

J.R. Stewart recorded an eighth place result that handed him a fifth track championship and the NRA title. “This is a great feeling,” said the normally reserved Stewart. “I can’t thank (car owner) Ron Hammons enough. My crew busts their tails so I can go out here and be successful. I drove conservative to win a championship tonight, but Dustin (Stroup) was really impressive.”

A twenty-car field of Reineke modifieds took to the track and with returning Indiana ace Randy Lines and Jeff Babcock starting up front, long time observers thought it may be a battle primarily among those two. Point’s leader Todd Sherman opened from the third row and was expected to choose a safe driving strategy to protect his numerical advantage and lock down the championship.

Lines, of Marion, Indiana, ran his usual up-against-the wall style with Babcock doing all he could to rattle the leader and possibly slip around for the lead. He was unable to do so as Lines survived a series of late race cautions to capture his second feature win in two attempts at the track this season. Afterward Lines said, “keeping the right amount of heat in the tires was important as I knew (Jeff) Babcock was right on my tail and I just held him off.”

Sherman posted a solid fourth place result and sealed the 2014 Modified championship, the record sixth of his career. “Childhood dreams are made of this for me,” said the humble Hoosier Sherman. “I pretended to be a race car driver as a kid and now I am one. I didn’t really race in this one as I was just cruising around to finish and win a championship.”

Veteran Terry Hull, a three-time former champion, was making his final start at the track where he had won 34 features over the year. Hull finished fifth and spoke to the appreciative crowd. “This is bittersweet as Limaland has been home for me,” he declared. “Everyone here has treated me well here over the years and I just hope I’ve earned a little respect from them.”

The Budweiser Thunderstocks 15-lap main was again dominated by the front row starters. Shawn Valenti and four-time season winner Jeff Koz swapped the lead during the race a with Valenti leading the opening circuit while Koz took over the point on laps two and three. Valenti returned the favor with an inside pass and nearly checked out on the field before a caution period at lap ten brought the two leaders together again.

Point’s leader Tony Anderson was performing solidly but never threatened to claim the front. He wound up finishing fourth behind the dominant winner Valenti, Tim Cole and Jeff Koz. “To be able to come out here and put these last two weeks together shows what kind of a team we have,” said Valenti, a 17-time winner at the track. “There was a nice cushion and I simply went up there and set sail.”

Anderson did claim a record ninth track championship and reflected on it following the race. “This one was hard earned after our early season struggles. After Lima missed a few weeks early (rainouts), we took this thing to some other tracks and got it dialed in. We’ve been real fast until we broke a few weeks ago and haven’t been the same since. At this point all that matters is we won the championship!”

The night of racing also saw the 16th edition of the King of Quarter Mile ten-lap contests. They matched all feature winners throughout the season for a total of $6,000 in additional prize money.

Randy Lines of Marion, Indiana, a perfect two for two in features at the track this season, also won the $2,000 Modified King race.

Max Stambaugh of Elida, who won a pair of features at the track during the season, finished runner-up in both the track sprint car and NRA point’s standings. Stambaugh, to the delight of his hometown crowd, outlasted veteran Randy Hannagan in a thrilling four lap dash to the finish to win the $3,000 Sprints King crown.

Shawn Valenti of Fostoria added to his feature win from earlier in the evening to take the $1,000 Thunderstocks King race.

The 2014 racing season wraps up in it’s entirety with the Limaland Motorsports Park Awards Banquet on October 18 at the UNOH Event Center.

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

Limaland Motorsports Park - 8/15/2014

NRA Sprints Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 10X-Dustin Stroup; 2. 6S-Jr Stewart; 3. 23-Devon Dobie; 4. 49-Shawn Dancer; 5. 6M-Max Stambaugh; 6. B20-Butch Schroeder; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 12J-Tyler Moore; 2. 12R-Nick Roberts; 3. 22H-Randy Hannagan; 4. 22R-Kevin Roberts; 5. W20-Greg Wilson; 6. 49T-Gregg Dalman; 7. 15-Brandon Ferguson

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 28H-Hud Horton; 2. 35-Ron Blair; 3. 2M-Dustin Daggett; 4. 17-Jared Horstman; 5. 11-Tim Allison; 6. 87-Paul Dues

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 10X-Dustin Stroup[3]; 2. 17-Jared Horstman[12]; 3. 2M-Dustin Daggett[9]; 4. 22H-Randy Hannagan[8]; 5. 28H-Hud Horton[1]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson[14]; 7. 49-Shawn Dancer[10]; 8. 6S-Jr Stewart[4]; 9. 35-Ron Blair[6]; 10. 12R-Nick Roberts[5]; 11. B20-Butch Schroeder[16]; 12. 6M-Max Stambaugh[13]; 13. 11-Tim Allison[15]; 14. 8J-Jess Stiger[19]; 15. 15-Brandon Ferguson[20]; 16. 22R-Kevin Roberts[11]; 17. 87-Paul Dues[18]; 18. 49T-Gregg Dalman[17]; 19. 12J-Tyler Moore[2]; 20. 23-Devon Dobie[7]

King of the Quarter Mile (10 Laps) 1. Max Stambaugh 2. Randy Hannagan 3. Greg Wilson 4. J.R. Stewart 5. Dustin Stroup 6. Shawn Dancer

Reineke Modifieds Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 19-Ryan Ordway; 2. 65-Todd Sherman; 3. 5X-Jerry Bowersock; 4. 54-Matt Westfall; 5. O1-Anthony Flannery; 6. 22T-Tony Anderson; 7. 71-Joel Ortberg; 8. 17T-Michael Tarlton; 9. 65X-Brennan Sherman

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 40-Terry Hull; 2. 23J-Jeff Koz; 3. 11H-Mike Hohlbein; 4. 4T-Terry Elliott; 5. 12-Tom Jacobs; 6. 15G-Jacob Ganber; 7. 31-Ed Minnich; 8. O5-Dean Taylor; 9. OO-Kyle Peterson

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 7B-Jeff Babcock; 2. 6M-Tony Elliott; 3. L5-Casey Luedeke; 4. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger; 5. 3W-Dylan Woodling; 6. 4J-Josh Elliott; 7. 63-Troy Stewart; 8. 96-Pat Wormcastle

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 18-Randy Lines; 2. 4-Jason Kinney; 3. 34X-Brandon Vaughan; 4. 10-Scott Bowersock; 5. 2B-Daryl Banks; 6. 89M-Tyler Fitzpatrick; 7. 8R-Jesse Rush; 8. O7-Damen Beck

B-Main #1 - (10 Laps - Top 2 Transfer) 1. O1-Anthony Flannery; 2. 22T-Tony Anderson; 3. 17T-Michael Tarlton; 4. 71-Joel Ortberg; 5. 15G-Jacob Ganber; 6. OO-Kyle Peterson; 7. 12-Tom Jacobs; 8. 31-Ed Minnich; 9. O5-Dean Taylor; 10. 65X-Brennan Sherman

B-Main #2 - (10 Laps - Top 2 Transfer) 1. 3W-Dylan Woodling; 2. 2B-Daryl Banks; 3. 8R-Jesse Rush; 4. 89M-Tyler Fitzpatrick; 5. 96-Pat Wormcastle; 6. 63-Troy Stewart; 7. 4J-Josh Elliott; 8. O7-Damen Beck

A-Main - (20 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 18-Randy Lines[1]; 2. 7B-Jeff Babcock[2]; 3. 54-Matt Westfall[13]; 4. 65-Todd Sherman[5]; 5. 40-Terry Hull[3]; 6. 4-Jason Kinney[8]; 7. 22T-Tony Anderson[19]; 8. 34X-Brandon Vaughan[12]; 9. 23J-Jeff Koz[6]; 10. L5-Casey Luedeke[11]; 11. 10-Scott Bowersock[16]; 12. 2B-Daryl Banks[20]; 13. O1-Anthony Flannery[17]; 14. 4T-Terry Elliott[14]; 15. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger[15]; 16. 6M-Tony Elliott[7]; 17. 3W-Dylan Woodling[18]; 18. 19-Ryan Ordway[4]; 19. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[10]; 20. 5X-Jerry Bowersock[9]

King of the Quarter Mile (10 Laps) 1. Randy Lines 2. Jeff Babcock 3. Matt Westfall 4. Terry Hull 5. Todd Sherman 6. Jerry Bowersock

Bud Thunderstocks Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 48-Tim Cole; 2. 7B-Shawn Valenti; 3. 7C-Jordon Conover; 4. OO-Mike Learman; 5. 1W-Mark Wooten; 6. 89-Keith Shockency; 7. 26-Justin Long; 8. 9-Dave Keysor

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 1-Andy Galgoci; 2. 27-Frank Paladino; 3. 71R-Keith Ralston; 4. 17J-Jarrod Klay; 5. 32-Scott Boyd Jr.; 6. 77-Dan Wooten; 7. 71C-Barney Craig

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 16-Jeff Koz; 2. 25-Nick Bowers; 3. 22T-Tony Anderson; 4. O1-Charlie Sanborn; 5. 23-Chad Barr; 6. 19-Bill Reimund; 7. 327-Jeremy Garrettson

A-Main - (15 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[1]; 2. 48-Tim Cole[4]; 3. 16-Jeff Koz[2]; 4. 22T-Tony Anderson[9]; 5. 7C-Jordon Conover[7]; 6. 71R-Keith Ralston[8]; 7. 27-Frank Paladino[5]; 8. 1-Andy Galgoci[3]; 9. 25-Nick Bowers[6]; 10. OO-Mike Learman[10]; 11. O1-Charlie Sanborn[12]; 12. 23-Chad Barr[15]; 13. 89-Keith Shockency[16]; 14. 32-Scott Boyd Jr.[14]; 15. 9-Dave Keysor[22]; 16. 327-Jeremy Garrettson[21]; 17. 1W-Mark Wooten[13]; 18. 26-Justin Long[19]; 19. 19-Bill Reimund[18]; 20. 71C-Barney Craig[20]; 21. 17J-Jarrod Klay[11]

King of the Quarter Mile (10 laps) 1. Shawn Valenti 2. Tim Cole 3. Tony Anderson 4. Frank Paladino 5. Jeff Koz 6. Jordon Conover

 

 

Martin Works His Magic at Wichita!

Lonnie Wheatley, WICHITA, Kansas (August 15, 2014) – It had been much too long for his taste. But Yuma, Arizona native Mike Martin finally broke back into victory lane by wiring the field in Friday night’s 30-lap USAC Southwest USAC Southwest Sprint Cars “Freedom Tour” main event atop the 3/8-mile 81 Speedway.

It wasn’t’ all that easy though, as the “The Magic Man” had to fight for it all the way in the PPM No. 16 Maxim, fending off early challenges from Thursday night Freedom Tour winner Brady Bacon before sealing the $2,500 winner’s deal ahead of Harli White, who rallied from 13th, with USAC Southwest Sprint Car points leader R.J. Johnson rounding out the podium in third.

“It’s been too long, it just feels good to win again and especially out on the road in front of so many great fans, it just makes it fun to race out here,” Martin commented in victory lane.

Martin originally started the feature from the second row inside, but moved to the pole when pole starter Forrest Sutherland looped it in the opening corner.

With Bacon moving up from seventh to fifth accordingly, the Broken Arrow, OK, shoe was on Martin’s tail within a couple of laps of the green flag flying, with Martin, Bacon and 2013 Freedom Tour winner at 81 Speedway Rick Ziehl all working the lower portion of the track in the battle for the lead.

That trio didn’t have it to themselves though in the early going though. After slipping back from his front row outside starting position, Joe Wood, Jr., worked the top side of the track to rejoin the mix for lead after Colby Copeland’s nasty ride off the turn one banking after five laps, only to slide too high off of turn four soon after while challenging Bacon for second.

Another violent ride by Zach Chappell off the turn one banking slowed the proceeding after 14 laps, with the Talala, OK, racer walking away apparently unscathed

From there, Martin maintained command as Harli White worked past Bacon and Ziehl over the final half of the race to take runner-up honors. Current USAC Southwest Sprint Cars point leader R.J. Johnson made a late advance to fourth with Bacon rounding out the top five.

Josh Pelkey crossed the stripe sixth, with Charles Davis, Jr., Jeremy Campell, Don Droud, Jr., and Tye Mihocko completing the top ten.

Ziehl, Sutherland and Hodges topped heat race action for the 24-car field with Davis, Jr., winning the “B” Main.

The Second Annual USAC Southwest Sprint Cars “Freedom Tour” wraps up Saturday night at Dodge City Raceway Park.

The Vitals:

Series: USAC Southwest Sprint Cars Freedom Tour Round Three

Track: 81 Speedway (Wichita, KS)

Car Count: 24

Heat Races (10 Laps – Top 16 in Passing Points to “A” Main):

Heat 1: 1. 41w-Rick Ziehl (2), 2. 12-Josh Pelkey (1), 3. 99-Brady Bacon (5), 4. 17w-Harli White (4), 5. 11c-Michael Curtis (4), 6. 1x-Don Droud, Jr. (6), 7. 20-Shon Deskins (7), 8. 11w-Wyatt Burks (8).

Heat 2: 1. 85-Forrest Sutherland (1), 2. 16-Mike Martin (4), 3. 03-Joe Wood, Jr. (6), 4. 77m-R.J. Johnson (7), 5. 5-Tye Mihocko (2), 6. 74-Colby Copeland (3), 7. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (5), 8. 2j-Zach Blurton (8).

Heat 3: 1. 74x-Josh Hodges (3), 2. 7-Shannon McQueen (8), 3. 09-Josh Stephens (2), 4. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (4), 5. 04-Brad Graham (7), 6. 95-Gavin Stout (1), 7. 50z-Zach Chappell (5), 8. 22-Koby Barksdale (6).

B Main (12 Laps – Top 4 Advance):

B Main: 1. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (4), 2. 74-Colby Copeland (1), 3. 11w-Wyatt Burks (6), 4. 50z-Zach Chappell (5), 5. 2j-Zach Blurton (7), 6. 5x-Koby Barksdale (8), 7. 95-Gavin Stout (3), 8. 20-Shon Deskins (2).

A Main (30 Laps):

A Main: 1. 16-Mike Martin (3), 2. 17w-Harli White (13), 3. 77m-R.J. Johnson (8), 4. 41w-Rick Ziehl (4), 5. 99-Brady Bacon (7), 6. 12-Josh Pelkey (9), 7. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (17), 8. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (12), 9. 1x-Don Droud, Jr. (16), 10. 5-Tye Mihocko (15), 11. 74x-Josh Hodges (5), 12. 11c-Michael Curtis (14), 13. 7-Shannon McQueen (6), 14. 09-Josh Stephens (10), 15. 11w-Wyatt Burks (19), 16. 03-Joe Wood, Jr. (2), 17. 04-Brad Graham (11), 18. 50z-Zach Chappell (20), 19. 74-Colby Copeland (18), 20. 85-Forrest Sutherland (1).

Lap Leaders: Mike Martin 1-30.

 

 

Silver Dollar Speedway

Forsberg Triumphs at Chico Again
By: Troy Hennig

CHICO, CA – August 15, 2014...Eighth place starting Andy Forsberg passed Jason Statler on lap 17 to win the non-stop, 25-lap sprint car main event Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway. It was his second 410-winged sprint car win in a row at Chico. “We didn’t start off the year too strong but I think we have hit on something as of late,” said Forsberg. The team is hitting their stride just in time as the Gold Cup is just around the corner. “What a race track tonight. Anytime you can start eighth and pass this group of caliber race cars is a testament to the track and my team,” said Forsberg. Over 60 cars lined the pit area during Tri Counties Bank point race #14. The night’s race was presented by Riebes Auto Parts. It was great to see the grandstands full of fans and lots of kids because of the night’s annual bike races.
Grass Valley driver Jason Statler led the first 17 laps but ended up in the second spot. His family was still a big winner tonight as his boys Craig and Cody each won their bike races. If that wasn’t cool enough, they also held the wining raffle ticket number to one of the new BMX bikes. It is probably safe to say that this was a great night for the family to remember. Fifth place starting Sean Becker passed Mason Moore in lap 18 to secure a third place finish. Moore held on for fourth. Andy Gregg started fifth and finished in the fifth spot. Earlier in the night we had a chance to interview Gregg on the front stretch to recognize his Knoxville Nationals accomplishment by winning the Rookie of the Year award. Keith Bloom charged from the 13th starting spot to finish sixth.
Mike Monahan and Andy Gregg each won their respective heat races. BJ Martin earned the Tyler Wolf fast time award by turning the fastest lap of the night at 12.465.
Congratulations are in order for Scot Gannett who not only won the 25-lap economy winged sprint car main event but also earned enough points to win the Tri Counties Bank point championship. Gannett and Jason Standley had a friendly battle all season long. Tonight it came down to the final main event. While Gannett went on to win the race and the championship, Standley gave it all he could but ended up spinning out on the last lap. Once Standley spun it all but ended his chances of a championship. Gannett was humble in victory lane as he thanked Standley for being a good friend all year. He thanked Ron Wyman, David Smalley and Dennis Gage for keeping this division going. Kyle Bakkie returned after a long hiatus and ran second. The before mentioned Wyman finished in the third spot. Shawna Overton bounced back from an earlier spin to finish in the fourth spot. Keith Mikaelson made his first start at Chico a good one by coming home in the fifth position. Bakkie won the lone heat race of the night.
The hobby stock main event was filled with close racing and a championship battle that came down to the last lap. Brian Compton won the main event, his fourth of the year, however, Jesse Skidmore finished second. By doing so, Skidmore secured the track championship by just one point. At one point Skidmore was running in the third spot. Yet, a late race restart allowed Skidmore the chance to move around Clinton Earl and grab the title. It doesn’t get any closer than that. Compton gave congratulations to Skidmore while doing his victory lane interview. “I knew I had to win every race I was in tonight and I did my job,” said Compton. “Just needed Jesse to have an off night and he didn’t.” Skidmore thanked his crew and was very happy to win the track title. “It was a great year and I look forward to coming back next year and trying it again.” David Cooper tried to play spoiler late in the race but ended up third. He had a solid car all night. Kyle Allen was consistent all season and came home in the fourth spot. Shannon Collins rounded out the top five. Both Compton and Cooper were winners in each of their heat races.
The Limited Late Model main event was amazing. The 20 lap main event went non-stop and showcased the driving talents of the guys in this division. Defending dirt modified champion Duane Cleveland drove a technically challenging track and got the popular win. He held off a charging Ryan McDaniel during the last ten laps. Those two put on a show for the fans. They both should be commended for an outstanding ace. Joining in the fun was former champion Matt Micheli. At one point Micheli got around McDaniel, only to see McDaniel back around him for second. The fourth car in the chase was Jeff Olschowka. The final four laps were as good as it gets around Chico. Cleveland said in victory lane how fun it was to drive on that challenging track. Cleveland won the second heat race to give him a clean sweep of the night. Micheli scored the win for heat race number one. Limited Late Models return for one final race next Friday.
Sometimes in life you have to save the best for last. Even though the other main events were wonderful, nothing topped the finish of the 15-lap street stock main event. Going into the white flag lap Jake Vantol had the lead. Yet, directly ahead of him were two slower cars who were racing for positon. Right on Vantol’s heal was Chris Warner. Going into turn one the unthinkable happened as the two leaders split the lapped cars and they went four wide. It was a moment of beauty. As the four cars raced out of turn two, Warner had gained the advantage and took the lead. Vantol was valiant in his effort to try and pass him back going through the final turn. In the end it was Warner winning the race as about 20 of his closest friends were high fiving each other and up on their feet rooting on Warner as he crossed the line. It was a special moment. Vantol finished second but should feel some consolation as he did nothing wrong just ended up one spot short. Mitch Machado debuted a new car tonight and was competitive but didn’t get to victory lane as he usually does. Phil Marino spun out early in the event and did a great job to come back and finish fourth. Mike Slightom had another solid run and finished fifth. Machado and Warner each won their heat races. Street stocks return next Friday. For a complete run down of tonight’s races, including starting spots, please visit www.silverdollarspeedway.com

 

 

 

There’s No Place like Home for Bacon!

Lonnie Wheatley, SAPULPA, Okla. (August 14, 2014) – Brady Bacon doesn’t get the opportunity to race in front of his hometown fans and family very often.

The Broken Arrow, OK, native currently embroiled in the USAC National championship race took full advantage of a break in the schedule to pick up a win in Round Two of the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars Second Annual “Freedom Tour” atop the cozy confines of Creek County Speedway where he turned countless laps in earlier days.

For Bacon, Thursday night’s win came exactly six years after scoring a Sprint Bandits TNT triumph at the same facility.

Wasting little time working forward from his seventh starting position on the lower portion of the track, Bacon was up to third in just three laps then picked off Harli White for second before taking the lead away from pole starter Wyatt Burks on the eighth round.

Out front, it looked as if Bacon could check out on the field in the Fatheadz Eyewear No. 99 Triple-X. But Colby Copeland had other ideas.

After narrowly avoiding a Shon Deskins spin in turn two that brought out the first caution after eight laps, Copeland battled past Josh Pelkey for fourth, worked past White and then took second from Burks at the midway point.

With Bacon working the low side and Copeland hustling the high side in the Bandit Racing No. 74, Copeland closed in and was poised to challenge for the lead. But he tipped his hand too soon, with Bacon moving to the top of turns three and four on the 19th lap. And when Copeland nearly ran off the top of turn two the next time around, it was Bacon’s race to lose.

“I’ve made a lot of laps here so I knew the bottom would be good early,” Bacon said. “It was slowing down some though and then I heard someone up there. I moved up, I guess it was just in time.”

Bacon had to weather one final restart with three laps to go when Mitchell Moore slowed to a stop. With Copeland and Josh Pelkey on his tailtank, Bacon fought off the challenges to take his first Freedom Tour triumph while Copeland held off Pelkey for runner-up honors.

Starting side-by-side in the eighth row after winning “B” Main, winged regular Seth Bergman and Casey Shuman battled through the field to finish fourth and fifth, respectively.

White was sixth at the line ahead of Ziehl, while Burks finished eighth after pacing the early rounds. Wednesday night winner R.J. Johnson was ninth with Deskins bouncing back to complete the top ten.

The feature event was red-flagged once for a multi-car scrum on the frontstretch on a lap 12 restart that followed Blake Hahn’s turn two spin. Six cars were involved in the tangle with Dustin Morgan, Kyle Clark and Matt Ward forced pitside while Hahn, Michael Curtis and Chris Bonneau all came back for more.

Burks, Bacon, Copeland and Deskins topped heat race action for the 33-car field. Shuman emerged from an entertaining battle to win the first “B” Main while Bergman survived a chaotic, crash-filled second “B” Main.

The Second Annual USAC Southwest Sprint Cars “Freedom Tour” continues Friday night at 81 Speedway in Wichita, KS, before wrapping up at Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday night.

The Vitals:

Series: USAC Southwest Sprint Cars Freedom Tour Round Two

Track: Creek County Speedway (Sapulpa, OK)

Car Count: 33

Heat Races (10 Laps – Top 14 in Passing Points to “A” Main):

Heat 1: 1. 11w-Wyatt Burks (1), 2. 5$-Danny Smith (3), 3. 12-Josh Pelkey (5), 4. 03-Joe Wood, Jr. (4), 5. 78-Chris Bonneau (6), 6. 96-Cody Brewer (7), 7. 16-Mike Martin (2), 8. 29-Michael Bonneau (8), 9. 24-Tyler Edwards (9).

Heat 2: 1. 99-Brady Bacon (1), 2. 41w-Rick Ziehl (6), 3. 51m-Mitchell Moore (2), 4. 7-Shannon McQueen (3), 5. 51-Matt Ward (4), 6. 4J-Casey Shuman (5), 7. 2-Seth Bergman (8), 8. 31-Casey Wills (7).

Heat 3: 1. 74-Colby Copeland (2), 2. 17w-Harli White (4), 3. 11c-Michael Curtis (8), 4. 93-Dustin Morgan (5), 5. 17e-Blake Edwards (1), 6. 94T-Tim Kent (6), 7. 9$-Kyle Clark (7), 8. 97-Kevin Cummings (3).

Heat 4: 1. 20-Shon Deskins (2), 2. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (1), 3. 77m-R.J. Johnson (4), 4. 17-Blake Hahn (8), 5. 3y-Jamie McDonald (6), 6. 09-Josh Stephens (3), 7. 5-Tye Mihocko (7), 8. 3-Brian Gramm (5).

B Mains (12 Laps – Top 3 Advance):

B Main 1: 1. 4J-Casey Shuman (5), 2. 78-Chris Bonneau (2), 3. 16-Mike Martin (8), 4. 51-Matt Ward (3), 5. 03-Joe Wood, Jr. (1), 6. 09-Josh Stephens (6), 7. 5-Tye Mihocko (7), 8. 24-Tyler Edwards (9), 9. 97-Kevin Cummings (10), 10. 17e-Blake Edwards (4).

B Main 2: 1. 2-Seth Bergman (5), 2. 9$-Kyle Clark (6), 3. 3-Brian Gramm (9), 4. 94T-Tim Kent (4), 5. 31-Casey Wills (8), 6. 3y-Jamie McDonald (2), 7. 29-Michael Bonneau (7), 8. 7-Shannon McQueen (1), 9. 96-Cody Brewer (3).

A Main (30 Laps):

A Main: 1. 99-Brady Bacon (7), 2. 74-Colby Copeland (4), 3. 12-Josh Pelkey (10), 4. 2-Seth Bergman (16), 5. 4J-Casey Shuman (15), 6. 17w-Harli White (2), 7. 41w-Rick Ziehl (6), 8. 11w-Wyatt Burks (1), 9. 77m-R.J. Johnson (12), 10. 20-Shon Deskins (3), 11. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (11), 12. 17-Blake Hahn (8), 13. 16-Mike Martin (19), 14. 78-Chris Bonneau (17), 15. 3-Brian Gramm (20), 16. 11c-Michael Curtis (5), 17. 51m-Mitchell Moore (13), 18. 5$-Danny Smith (9), 19. 93-Dustin Morgan (14), 20. 9$-Kyle Clark (18), 21. 51-Matt Ward (21), 22. 94T-Tim Kent (22).

Lap Leaders: Wyatt Burks 1-7, Brady Bacon 8-30.

Note: Matt Ward and Tim Kent both started the feature via a Promoter’s Provisional.

 

 

Freedom Rings True for R.J. Johnson at Lawton!

The Wheatley Chronicles – Volume II, No. 57

Lonnie Wheatley, LAWTON, Okla. (August 13, 2014) – Phoenix ace R.J. Johnson has held the hottest of Arizona hands in non-wing Sprint Car racing over the past year and a half or so.

So it was only fitting that he carried that hot hand over to Oklahoma where he topped the opening round of the four-race USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series’ Second Annual “Freedom Tour” on Wednesday night atop the -mile Lawton Speedway red clay oval.

And he denied native Okie Brady Bacon a win in front of his home state crowd in the process with a move into the lead 19 rounds into the 30-lapper for the $2,500 triumph.

“He was fast, I knew my best chance would be in traffic and a door opened up for me,” the current USAC Southwest points leader and defending series champion commented after his sixth series score of the year that also moved him atop the Beaver Stripes Non-Wing 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings.

Bacon’s view of traffic differed, commenting that, “I’m not really sure what they were thinking.”

After racing from sixth to win his heat race aboard the Ford-powered Michaels No. 77m Kodiak Products Sherman-chassis, Johnson gridded the feature field sixth with Bacon and Charles Davis, Jr., leading the way to the green flag.

But before the feature officially went green after a couple of failed attempts, Davis, Jr., was forced pitside with a flat left rear tire which moved Norman, OK, shoe Koby Barksdale to the front row outside and Johnson up to fourth.

While Bacon gunned into the immediate lead, Johnson slid right up to second and pressured the Broken Arrow, OK, native for the point several times in the early going before waiting for his opportunity in lapped traffic.

With traffic coming into play at the midway point, one Bacon miscue on the 19th round was all Johnson needed to take command.

A caution with five to go and then another as the white flag flew when Seth Bergman climbed the hefty turn four cushion gave Bacon extra life even as he kept the pressure on, but he was unable to capitalize with Johnson racing on to his first Freedom Tour win after missing out on last year’s Inaugural version

Bacon settled for runner-up honors ahead of Yuma’s Mike Martin, whose rally into the lead on the initial start of the race was waved off by a caution.

After winning the second of two “B” Mains for the 34-car field, Aaron Reutzel charged from 18th to fourth with Barksdale rounding out the top five.

Dustin Morgan was sixth, with Casey Shuman rebounding from a broken throttle linkage in heat race action and then a pair of feature incidents to advance from 22nd to seventh after utilizing a promoter’s option for the feature.

Josh Pelkey was eighth, with Shon Deskins and Colby Copeland completing the top ten.

Martin, Davis, Jr., Johnson and Bacon topped heat race action with Bergman and Reutzel winning the “B” Mains.

The Second Annual USAC Southwest Sprint Cars “Freedom Tour” continues Thursday night at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, OK, before moving to 81 Speedway in Wichita, KS, on Friday and then wrapping up at Dodge City Raceway Park in southwest Kansas on Saturday night.

The Vitals:

Series: USAC Southwest Sprint Cars Freedom Tour Round One

Track: Lawton Speedway (Lawton, OK)

Car Count: 34

Heat Races (10 Laps – Top 16 in Passing Points to “A” Main):

Heat 1: 1. 16-Mike Martin (2), 2. 09-Josh Stephens (1), 3. 20-Shon Deskins (6), 4. 7s-Robert Sellers (4), 5. 17w-Harli White (5), 6. 45-Martin Edwards (3), 7. 94T-Tim Kent (8), 8. 9$-Kyle Clark (7), 9. 51-Matt Ward (9).

Heat 2: 1. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (2), 2. 5-Tye Mihocko (6), 3. 22-Koby Barksdale (8), 4. 2-Seth Bergman (3), 5. 74-Colby Copeland (7), 6. 2j-Zach Blurton (5), 7. 4j-Casey Shuman (1), 8. 14-Shawn Bloomquist (4). DNS: 9-Jesse Higginbotham.

Heat 3: 1. 77m-R.J. Johnson (6), 2. 12-Josh Pelkey (1), 3. 29-Michael Bonneau (2), 4. 41w-Rick Ziehl (3), 5. 50z-Zach Chappell (8), 6. 17-Blake Hahn (7), 7. 02-Brandon Long (4), 8. 24-Kevin Risley (5).

Heat 4: 1. 99-Brady Bacon (2), 2. 5$-Danny Smith (4), 3. 93-Dustin Morgan (6), 4. 11c-Michael Curtis (1), 5. 03-Joe Wood, Jr. (8), 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel (7), 7. 96-Cody Brewer (3), 8. 78-Chris Bonneau (5).

B Mains (12 Laps – Top 2 Advance):

B Main 1: 1. 2-Seth Bergman (1), 2. 78-Chris Bonneau (8), 3. 17-Blake Hahn (3), 4. 4j-Casey Shuman (7), 5. 96-Cody Brewer (6), 6. 11c-Michael Curtis (2), 7. 2j-Zach Blurton (4), 8. 51-Matt Ward (9), 9. 45-Martin Edwards (5).

B Main 2: 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel (3), 2. 17w-Harli White (2), 3. 41w-Rick Ziehl (1), 4. 94T-Tim Kent (4), 5. 9$-Kyle Clark (6), 6. 14-Shawn Bloomquist (8), 7. 24-Kevin Risley (7), 8. 02-Brandon Long (5). DNS: 9-Jesse Higginbotham.

A Main (30 Laps):

A Main: 1. 77m-R.J. Johnson (6), 2. 99-Brady Bacon (1), 3. 16-Mike Martin (3), 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel (18), 5. 22-Koby Barksdale (4), 6. 93-Dustin Morgan (9), 7. 4j-Casey Shuman (22), 8. 12-Josh Pelkey (11), 9. 20-Shon Deskins (8), 10. 74-Colby Copeland (15), 11. 78-Chris Bonneau (19), 12. 2-Seth Bergman (17), 13. 5$-Danny Smith (7), 14. 50z-Zach Chappell (12), 15. 5-Tye Mihocko (5), 16. 17-Blake Hahn (21), 17. 7s-Robert Sellers (16), 18. 29-Michael Bonneau (14), 19. 03-Joe Wood, Jr. (13), 20. 09-Josh Stephens (10), 21. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (2), 22. 17w-Harli White (20).

Lap Leaders: Brady Bacon 1-18, R.J. Johnson 19-30.

Note: Blake Hahn and Casey Shuman both started the feature via a Promoter’s Provisional.

The Wheatley Chronicles brings insight and highlights from all variety of racing series throughout the nation in 2014 and beyond along with the Open Wheel Power Rankings on a regular basis. Please send any comments, questions or critiques regarding The Wheatley Chronicles at www.racinboys.com to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

 

McCool Junction

(McCool Junction, NE, 08/12/2014) Donny Schatz roars to another victory in World of Outlaw Sprint Car action, having taken on Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, NE, just three nights after winning the Knoxville Nationals 410, fifty lap event in Knoxville, IA.

There isn't any doubt that Schatz is looking to win the 2014 World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series Championship title for the sixth time, as this team just seems to get stronger each time they take on the next race. Schatz does currently lead in the WoO Sprint Car Series points race.

Schatz of Fargo, ND, excels in confidence every time he climbs behind the wheel of the #15 STP Sprint or any other race car. Tonight, Schatz started the "A: Main in fifth place.

"Our car has been awesome. It was fast all night. Passing was tough. You race to win Championships. You race for your Sponsors, your team and the fans. You have to have confidence you can accomplish what you set out to do. The track was good and when the bottom came in, it was even better. Thank you everyone who makes this possible. I'm looking forward towards our race schedule on the West Coast." said Schatz.

Paul McMahan of Nashville, TN, won the Dash to earn the start of this thirty-lap "A" Main on this three-eighths of a mile, semi-banked dirt oval. As the opening green flag called the field into action, McMahan flew into the lead, holding off the nineteen car field, the opening ten laps, before Schatz caught McMahan and made is winning move to the front. McMahan stayed with Schatz and took the checkered in second.

"We felt good tonight. The track was great and it didn't rubber down as it has in the past. Donny (Schatz) was really good tonight and he got by me, racing on the bottom. I was good, he was better." said McMahan.

Also earning a podium finish, Kraig Kinser of Bloomington, IN, lined up side by side with McMahan when the opening green flag flew out but dropped to third place as the first lap scored, in this extremely talented field of sprint car drivers. Challenged continually, K. Kinser scored in third at the line.

"We weren't too bad. Actually we felt really good there at the end. The track changed quite a bit when the bottom came in. I don't think anyone could keep up with us then. It's a good run for us and I want to thank all of my team, all our Sponsors and all of the fans who turned out for this Tuesday night race here." said K. Kinser.

Taking fourth at the line, was Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, CA. Sweet started this race in fourth and had raced into second place on the opening lap, chasing McMahan. Sweet was keeping pace with McMahan until Schatz made his move to the front. He passed Sweet and two laps later got around McMahan, for the lead. Sweet dropped to third but ended up crossing the start-finish line in fourth.

"It was good. The track was hard to pass on. We've been a little bit off, so fourth is good for us. Donny (Schatz) was really strong." said Sweet.

An amazing run in qualifying had Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, IN, scoring fast time once again. Saldana, has produced fast time of the night in so many of the WoO Sprint Car Series events, this season and tonight Saldana adds another one to his long list, having posted a 13.592 second lap.

With start to finish action, this thirty lap event was in the books. Kerry Madsen (AUS) scored in fifth, followed by, Saldana, Brian Brown (MO), Daryn Pittman (OK), Steve Kinser (IN), Jason Sides (TN), David Gravel (CT), Jason Johnson (MO), Ian Madsen (AUS), Cody Darrah (PA), Curtis Evans (MO), Logan Schuchart (PA), Jacob Allen (PA), Austen Wheatley (WA), Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (TX).

As Steve Kinser, races his last career season with the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series, Steve has spent time at every event he's been at, signing autographs, shaking hands, thanking every one, making special appearances. As great as it is to honor this fantastic racing Icon, it has to be so hard sharing his time with all of us and racing at every track. Steve, you are the "King" not only as a driver but as a person. Thank you for all you have given to racing.

The "Dash" and Heat Race finishes, are as follows: (PLEASE NOTE: All finishes, in this article are unofficial.)

DASH: McMahan, K. Kinser, Sweet, K. Madsen, Schatz, Saldana, S. Kinser, Pittman.

Heat #1: S. Kinser, I. Madsen, Saldana, K. Madsen, Wheatley, Graval, Evans.

Heat #2: Schatz, Johnson, Sides, McMahan, Schuchart, Hafertepe, Jr.

Heat #3: Pittman, Brown, Sweet, Darrah, K. Kinser, Allen.

 

 

Maas, Davis, Buhler and Rivst win at PDTR

By: Amy Juech 8-9-2014

Grandstands filled in for Fan Appreciation Night at PDTR, fans witnessed some amazing racing. Some drivers did meet and greets, autographed apparel, others threw up T-shits, Frisbees and some handed out treats in the pits.

First out this evening were the Feldmann Sales and Service Grand Nationals for their extended feature and 50% purse increase. Dick Hed and James Pagel led the field to the green, Hed pulled out to lead lap one until Pagel passed a lap later. Brad Lubach slowly fell to the back, passed by Steven Weber with Mark Fieber close behind. Barry Maas steadily gained ground on Hed eventually passing him for second. Deep in the pack were unexpected cars of Dan Sorce and Kodiak Wirtz swapping eighteenth position. Hed motored past Maas to gain second place back, then managed to pass Pagel to lead for a lap. Pagel passed Hed back, leading two laps until a caution came out for tires that were continually getting hit between turns one and two eventually coming to rest in the racing groove. Brad Lubach was penalized two spots for continually hitting infield tires. Race resumed with Maas in control of the field with Pagel and Luke Scholton chasing him down. Drivers were swapping positions by going three and even four wide on the front and back stretch attempting to gain ground before the finish. As the checkers waved on lap 30 “Hollywood” Barry Maas (Cascade) crossed the checkers first, followed by Luke Scholton, James Pagel (St. Cloud), Dick Hed (Plymouth) and Tim Simon (Fond du Lac). Hard Charger passing 17 cars was Luke Scholton driving for Scott Houpt. Top four B-Main drivers transferring on to the feature were Don Sorce Jr. (West Allis), Kodiak Wirtz (Menomonee Falls), Luke Scholton, Dan Sorce (Franklin) and alternate Pat Marcott. Heat Winners: Dick Hed (Plymouth), James Pagel (St. Cloud), Barry Maas (Cascade) and Matt Yancey (Sheboygan)

Randy Sippel and Kyle Marten side by side at the cone brought the Aldag-Honald Mechanical Sprint Feature to a start. Marten slid past Sippel to control the lead. Brandon McMullen settled into third with Justin Miller in tow. A spin by Chris Clayton brought out the yellow which did not end well. Ken Jay Fiedler slid into him flipping over creating a red flag situation. Marten regained control with McMullen close behind, two laps later McMullen passed Marten on the high side. Jason Johnson and Paul Pokorski were in their own battle mid pack. Another unfortunate caution results in a red situation as Chris Clayton spins and Josh Walter flips in turn 4. Final restart with McMullen in control and Marten close behind had additional company of Kurt Davis. Davis drove on the outside to pass Marten, in search for McMullen. Donny Goeden drew closer to Marten in his quest for the front. McMullen approached lapped traffic allowing Davis and Goeden to gain ground. McMullen was not able to maneuver through lapped traffic as well as Davis. An astonished crowd watched Davis slide past McMullen for the lead with just three laps to go. When the checkers flew it was Davis (West Allis) over McMullen (Plymouth) followed by Goeden (Kewaskum), Marten (Sheboygan Falls) and Jim Melis (Glenbeulah). Crowd pleaser Davis completes his win with a significant amount of victory donuts, coming to a rest in front of the crowd. Hard Chargers each passing 7 cars were Shane Wenninger (Kewaskum), Travis Luedke (Plymouth) and Jim Melis (Glenbeulah). B-Main Finish: Danny Schlafer (Sussex), Ken Jay Fiedler (Sheboygan Falls), Shane Wenninger (Kewaskum), Dennis Wessner (Sheboygan Falls) and Josh Walter (Plymouth) Heat Winners: Donny Goeden (Kewaskum), Kurt Davis (West Allis), Kyle Marten (Sheboygan Falls)

Johnsonville Sausage Late Models were out next with Ted Dolhun Sr. and Rick Scheffler setting the pace. An immediate caution came out for Brad Mueller spinning by himself, Jim Schmidt and Eric Michaels tangled trying to avoid Mueller. Schleffler went on to lead after the restart. Buhler passed Dolhun Sr. for second in his hunt for Scheffler. Randy Markwardt and Billy Reutek struggled to resolve eighth position. Mitch McGrath was now part of the three way battle for the lead with Scheffler and Buhler. Lap 14 brought lapped traffic into the picture for leader Scheffler. Randy Markwardt out for the first time this year with a brand new car drove into the infield in turn four and over corrected sending himself towards the front stretch wall. Disastrous end for Markwardt as the wall sucked him in and sent his car flying into the catch fence and moving the flag stand. Markwardt was shaken; car was destroyed as a tandem tow was needed to remove his card from the track. A slight delay as track workers and fair board members replaced a section of the fence. On the restart McGrath and Buhler got passed Scheffler to take over the lead. McGrath was steadily trying to hold off Buhler, causing him to lose control and jump the cushion. Checkers waved for Buhler winning another feature followed by Mitch McGrath (Waukesha), Rick Scheffler (Waukesha), Russ Scheffler (Waukesha) and Ted Dolhun Sr. (Franklin). Hard Charger passing 7 cars was Russ Scheffler (Waukesha). Heat Winners: Mitch McGrath (Waukesha), Kyle Odekirk (Plymouth)

Final feature for the evening were the outlaw compacts with Brody Rivst and Justin Erickson setting the pace. Rivst jumped out to an early lead followed by Erickson. Lapped car of Tyler Fischer did not bother leaders. Mechanical issues for Jon Hitsman caused him to lose some power and become the next lapped car. Jonathon Otte and Scott Schlafke battle to resolve fourth position. Erickson managed to pass Rivst only for a lap. Coming to the checkers Rivst tangled with Erickson causing Rivst (Sheboygan) to go completely sideways, but straightened out just as he crossed the checkers followed by of Erickson (Plymouth), Schlafke (Cleveland), Maas (Oakfield) and Otte (Cedar Grove). Rivest tied track record at 4:37. Hard Charger passing 6 cars was Scott Schlafke (Cleveland). Heat Winner: Brody Rivst (Sheboygan)

Our one and only “Benito” Ben Schmidt (Howards Grove) won the Spectator Races with his Monte Carlo.

Big thanks to John Crane Bearing for being our Trophy Sponsor for the evening. Thanks to all who supported Brandon McMullen’s Charity Project Angel Hugs donating over $1,500. Thanks to Warren Luedke Auctioneering for sponsoring the Kid’s Bus Rides prior to the race program. Please join us next week for a full PDTR program. For more information please check out our website at www.plymouthpdtr.com.

 

 

Sewell Scores #3; Takes Giant Leap Toward Championship

Cody Morris Lucas Oil POWRi West Official Release

Saturday, August 9th Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The Western arm of Performance Open Wheel Racing, Inc. invaded Oklahoma City’s for the seventh time this season to stage their 12th overall affair.

Sixteen teams checked into I-44 Riverside pits, but only one emerged as the first three time POWRi West winner.

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Alex Sewell earned the pole position via a sensational heat race win from the final row and was joined on the front row of the 25 lap main event by Guthrie, Oklahoma’s Michelle Decker, herself the second highest racer in passing points after a savvy last lap, last turn move from 4th to 2nd in the second heat race.

Sewell has been dynamite as of late, picking up the first two Midget wins of his career in POWRi West action at I-44 Riverside Speedway on June 21st and July 12th.

Sewell powered into the early lead before the first caution fell for a Jason McDougal / Kevin Bayer dust up on lap 2. Sewell powered away once more following the restart, building his advantage to 8 car lengths by lap 8.

The race behind Sewell intensified with Washington, Oklahoma’s Travis Scott and a early season POWRi West/I-44 Riverside Midget winner Cody Brewer advancing on Decker for first challenger rights’.

Just shy of the midway point, Scott became slightly overzealous and got the nose of his #17 glued to the tail of Decker’s Royal Purple #4m. Decker tried several times to shake Scott loose, but to no avail as the second yellow was shown and the pair moved to the rear of the field.

Cody Brewer moved into the two spot with Olathe, Kansas’ Tyler Nelson inheriting third. What a racer Tyler Nelson is. This 17 year old hauls all the way from northeast Kansas to southwest Oklahoma City, a SEVEN hour ONE WAY haul.

Tyler has a spate of Midget wins this season, but those came in Kansas and Missouri. Tyler made his POWRi West Midget trip to OKC back in late June and followed it up with a visit in the last race on July 12th where he made fans of many Sooner State patrons when he was first to find the cushion and proceeded to throw a series of wicker slide jobs and low side comebacks over the last half of the race. He scored his first top five with POWRi West that night.

Even with an early season winner and another blossoming young racer lurking in the shadows, Sewell smoked them all on the restart, quickly moving out to a commanding advantage in the midway stages of the race.

Brewer gained ground in the closing laps, but ran out of time to seriously challenge the leader as Alex Sewell climbed his Esslinger powered Sewell Mechanical, AME Electrical, and Action Auto Collision #8 Spike in celebration of his third Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget triumph in just six weeks.

Sewell entered event 12 of 16 with a commanding 240 point lead and with win #3 is a giant step toward clinching the first full season Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Championship.

Cody Brewer was on a mission to catch the leader, but fell short for the runner up finish with Tyler Nelson clinging to his first POWRi West podium finish ahead of Tulsa’s Johnathon Halford.

Broken Arrow’s Factor One Racing and Boss Chassis rising star Jason McDougal rebounded from his early race misfortune to snare fifth in the closing laps.

Pauls Valley’s Steven Shebester battled up from outside row six to finish sixth with July 12th Feature winner Kevin Bayer advancing up to 7th. Michelle Decker, Eric Fenton, and Ty Hulsey completed the top ten finishing order.

Official Results

Heat One (8 laps): 1. 8L Jerry Tucker (1); 2. 96 Cody Brewer (3); 3. 17 Travis Scott (5); 4. 73 Jason McDougal (7); 5. 23A Hannah Adair (6); 6. 51 Steven Shebester (4); 7. 14E Eric Fenton (8); 8. 9u Doug McCune (2)

Heat Two (8 laps): 1. 8 Alex Sewell (7); 2. 4m Michelle Decker (5); 3. 83 Johnathon Halford (2); 4. 88 Tyler Nelson (3); 5. 29s Brian Harvey (6); 6. 1 Bobby Brewer (1); 7. DNS: 21H Ty Hulsey, 91B Kevin Bayer

A Feature (25 laps): 1. 8 Alex Sewell (1); 2. 96 Cody Brewer (4); 3. 88 Tyler Nelson (8); 4. 83 Johnathon Halford (7); 5. 73 Jason McDougal (6); 6. 51 Steven Shebester (12); 7. 91B Kevin Bayer (16); 8. 4m Michelle Decker (2); 9. 14E Eric Fenton (11); 10. 21H Ty Hulsey (14); 11. 8L Jerry Tucker (3); 12. 9u Doug McCune (15); 13. 17 Travis Scott (5); 14. 23A Hannah Adair (9); 15. 29s Brian Harvey (10); DNS: 1 Bobby Brewer Lap Leaders: Alex Sewell 1-25 Stoppages: 2 yellows

The Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series returns to action on Saturday, September 6th at I-44 Riverside Speedway.

The Lucas Oil POWRi West promoting team, racers, and fans all extend our heartfelt thanks to the partners that have supported us in becoming the premier wingless open wheel series in the region, special thanks to IRaceTv, Factor One Racing, Fenton Graphics, Boss Chassis, MudX, Rod End Supply, KBR Performance, Tulsa Gas Technologies, The Dirty Knuckle Tavern, and of course our premier sponsor Lucas Oil.

For more information regarding the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series please visit www.powri.com or Like and Follow POWRi West on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

 

 

Wheelman" Matus Rolls to Kekich Memorial Victory

Mercer, PA (August 9, 2014): "Wheelman" is one of several nicknames belonging to third generation driver Brandon Matus, and he showed everybody why he claims that moniker. He held off a couple of furious challenges from Adam Kekich and scored his first 410 Sprint Car feature at Mercer Raceway Park in the Putsy Kekich Memorial sponsored by Sunburst Environmental & Bonnell's Rod Shop. It was his second triumph of the weekend and it came just one day after he celebrated his 20th birthday with a win at another local track.

In the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, Eric Gabany ran a strong race, and benefited from two different leaders breaking while out front, to score his third win of the season. Cody Bova took his second win of the season in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. Gary Miller scored an inspirational win in the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars. The nightcap for the Rock Concrete Modified Lites was won by Jason Dracocha for his first Mercer Raceway Park victory. Because of the special event status of the program, no points were awarded in any of the divisions.

Qualifying was held for the 410 Luxaire Heating & Cooling/McCrudden Heating & Supply Sprints during their hot laps sessions, when they went out in groups of 5, with their times being tracked electronically by their transponders. The six fastest times would qualify for an 8-lap inverted dash to set the first six starting positions for the Putsy Kekich Memorial. Adam Kekich led the way with the fastest time, followed by Rod George, Arnie Kent, Carl Bowser, Mike Lutz, and Brandon Matus. Brandon Matus won the Dash over Arnie Kent who made a last second move over Lutz, Bowser, George, and Kekich.

The drivers kicked off the 30-lap feature event with a four-wide salute to the fans that had everyone on their feet, cheering for their favorite driver.

Brandon Matus jumped out to the early lead, while his pal, Adam Kekich, quickly moved from sixth to third by the second lap. The first of four cautions slowed things down on lap five as Dennis Wagner spun out of turn three.

On the restart, Matus again jumped out quickly, and Kekich resumed his quest to capture his "TaTa's" memorial race. (TaTa was the name all the Kekich grandchildren had for their beloved patriarch.) By lap eight, Kekich had moved into the second spot.

Another caution on lap 11, this one for Brent Matus slowing on the back stretch, brought the cars back together and eliminated the lapped traffic that was starting to cause problems up front.

Two more laps spun off quickly before the next caution slowed things once again, this time as Gale Ruth, Sr. rolled to a stop. With the restart, Rod George and Eric "Turkey" Williams had entered the chase for the lead, and it was shaping up to be a tremendous dogfight to the finish when the final yellow flag waved on lap 21 for Dennis Wagner breaking in turn two.

Matus was able to fight off one last, furious charge by Kekich to claim the rich payday. Adam Kekich held on for second followed by George, Williams, and Carl Bowser. Dan Kuriger, Arnie Kent, Andy McKison, A.J. Flick, and Bill Jones rounded out the top ten.

An interesting phenomenon occurred after the race. Chaplain Bill Beck had stated early in the night that since the #2 was his old friend Putsy Kekich's favorite number, he was going to donate $50 to whoever finished second. Others liked the idea and began throwing in money to add to Pastor Bill's $50. By the time the feature was over the total was approaching $200 and suddenly fans started running up to Pastor Bill like parishioners at an old fashioned tent revival, stuffing money into his hat in appreciation of the fine race that young Adam Kekich had run for second place. By the time the dust had settled, $700 had been donated to add to the his winnings.

In addition to Matus winning the Dash, heat races were won by Brandon Spithaler and Bill Jones. In the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, things got off to a wild start as Jimmy Holden lost a wheel on the second lap, which ended his night prematurely. After a couple of restart attempts, things finally got going again, and Frank Guidace jumped out to an early lead and Tommy Kristyak quickly moved into 2nd place. Fans were ready for an old fashioned donnybrook between two of the speedway's best known and most revered Modified drivers.

However, on lap 10, the steering box broke on race leader Guidace's car sending him pit-side and giving the lead to Tommy Kristyak. As it has been over decade since Kristyak last won at the Park, excitement and anticipation was building for an emotional victory. But on lap 18 the rear end rod broke on Kristyak's car, and for the second time, the leader had to go to the pits, ending his night.

Eric Gabany inherited the lead, and held off a charge by Lonnie Riggs to snag his third checkered flag of the season. Kyle Fink was next, followed by Brian Schaffer and Shayne Izzo, both scoring quite impressive finishes. Shawn Fleeger, Matt Reeher, Kyle Martell, Makayla Guidace, and Eric Beggs rounded out the top ten. The preliminaries belonged to Gabany and Holden. There was no B Main. Cody Bova topped the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors, and even though he led wire to wire, he had to deal with a serious challenge from Andy Feil two different times during the race. But each time, Bova seemed to turn it up another notch and pull away.

Bova led Feil to the checkers, followed by Mike Miller, Joe McEwen, and Evan Korbaugh. Sixth through tenth went to Greg Dobrosky, George Hobaugh, Jr., C.J. Jones, Mike Marano, II, and Michael Bauer.

Bauer, Marano, and Jones won their respective heats.

Gary Miller's comeback from a devastating automobile accident and then a subsequent nasty racing crash reached its zenith tonight when he won the Precise Racing Stock Cars feature. Miller took the lead at the drop of the flag, and despite two cautions that briefly slowed the action, never looked back. He held off a furious charge from Brent Johnson to score the popular and inspirational win.

Pat Fielding followed Johnson in third, with William Hurrelbrink, and Rusty Moore rounding out the top five. Positions six through ten went to Ryan Moyer, Leigh Wheeler, Curtis J. Bish, Garrett Calvert, and Jacob Billyk.

Fielding and Wheeler were the top qualifiers.

Jason Dracocha led the whole way for the win in the Rock Concrete Modified Lites. A good battle for second waged behind him as Chris Logan edged out Mark Marcucci, with George Englert and Jacob Bova filling in the top five.

Aaron Meister, Glenn Teeters, Mark Marcucci Sr (subbing for Mike Flockerzi), Shane Webb, and Tim Prelog were in positions six through ten at the checkers.

The heat winners were Marcucci, and Englert.

Next week, Mercer Raceway Park will present a regular Saturday Night Live! program, plus Kids Bike Races Sponsored by Rays Racing Collectibles and Approved Toilet Rentals.

Putsy Kekich Memorial sponsored by Sunburst Environmental & Bonnell's Rod Shop for the Luxaire Heating & Cooling/McCrudden Heating & Supply 410 Sprint Cars: Brandon Matus, Adam Kekich, Rod George, Eric Williams, Carl Bowser, Dan Kuriger, Arnie Kent, Andy McKisson, A.J. Flick, Bill Jones, Jr., Mike Lutz, Gale Ruth, Jr., Michael Bauer, Francis Sesco, Tom Huppunen, Brandon Cornelius, Brent Matus, Dennis Wagner, Brandon Spithaler, Gale Ruth, Sr.

Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds: Eric Gabany, Lonnie Riggs, Kyle Fink, Brian Schaffer, Shayne Izzo, Shawn Fleeger, Matt Reeher, Kyle Martell, Makayla Guidace, Eric Beggs, Tommy Kristyak, Frank Guidace, Jimmy Parenti Jr., Jimmy Holden, Carl Weatherby, Jeff Schaffer, Jr.

Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors: Cody Bova, Andy Feil, Mike Miller, Joe McEwen, Evan Kornbau, Greg Dobrosky, George Hobaugh, CJ Jones, Mike Marano, Mike Bauer, Clay Riney, Jason Scoville, Bob McMillin, Mark Rossy, Jim Morris, Matt Gardina, Alex Paden, Chad Matthews, Jake Gomola, Devin Litwiler, Eric Williams, Ken Rossy

Precise Racing Products Stock Cars: Gary Miller, Brent Johnson, Pat Fielding, William Hurrelbrink, Rusty Moore, Ryan Moyer, Leigh Wheeler, Curt Bish, Garrett Calvert, Jacob Billyk, Joe Stajnrajh

Rock Concrete Modified Lites: Jason Dracocha, Chris Logan, Mark Marcucci, George Englert, Jacob Bova, Aaron Meister,Glenn Teeters, Mark Marcucci Sr, Shane Webb, Tim Prelog, Preston Roach, Doug Jones, Josh Deems

 

 

Joey "The Jet" Payne Rockets To Supermodified Feature Win At Oswego; Losurdo Survives Crazy SBS Feature To Claim His Second Checkered

By: Paul Murphy

Oswego, NY. (August 9, 2014) – Fair Lawn, N.J. pilot Joey “ The Jet” Payne claimed his first Supermodified feature win of the 2014 racing season Saturday night at the Steel Palace. Payne, aboard his new Xtreme Chassis, would take away the top position from Keith Shampine on lap 14 and never look back in route to a $2,000 pay day at the lakeside oval. Payne became the fifth different driver to visit victory lane in the division this season at Oswego.

As the 22 car field took to the track to start the 50 lap main, it was scheduled to be Brandon Bellinger and Kody Graham slated to go on the front row. As the cars scuffed their tires in before the racing action began outside pole sitter Graham began spewing fuel from the right side of the car as it entered turn one. Graham’s car was stopped at the Start / Finish line to allow the track safety crew to check over Graham 's car.

Graham’s car would later go pit-side where his pit crew found a loose fuel cap as the cause of the leak. Graham would return to the racing surface but he would have to start at the tail end of the field on the initial restart.

With Graham at the rear of the field the front row would now consists of Bellinger and Keith Shampine As the two young hot-shoes took the 22 car field to the start of the 50 lap main.

As the field took the green it was Keith Shampine gaining the advantage on the outside lane entering the turn to take the early lead.

On the ensuing lap Joey Payne managed to get a wheel under Bellinger entering turn one to take away the runner-up position. Bellinger's car would get stuck on the high side between the turns losing four positions before getting back in line in the 5th position.

After taking away the second position Payne immediately went to work on the race leader. While Shampine continued to show the way throughout the first ten circuits.

The leaders would soon encounter some slower back markers, and Payne would make his first bid for the lead on lap 11 as Shampine was attempting to pass Hal LaTulip coming down the front straightaway. Payne would go to the high side as two battled side-by-side behind LaTulip. Payne would gain a slight advantage as he attempted to pinch Keith Shampine in behind the slower car, but LaTulip's car would slide up the racing surface forcing Payne to take evasive action. This opened up the low groove for Shampine to slip by while Payne fought to gather his Strong/Graham Racing No.99 . Payne would soon follow suit slipping by LaTulip on the high side exiting turn two without losing his position.

Payne would quickly reel in the race leader and once again try and find a way around Shampine.

Payne’s opening came on lap 14 as Shampine's car slipped a little coming out of turn four. Payne immediately went to the low side as the two battled side-by-side coming down the front straightaway. Payne would gain the advantage entering turn one taking away the top position.

Once out front Payne’s No.99 was a rocket ship. Quickly putting some distance between himself and the rest of the field.

While behind the race leader the car on the move was the No. 68 of Michael Barnes. Barnes who started tenth on the grid slipped past Michael Muldoon on the low side entering turn one while Muldoon's No.50 was bottled up behind a slower back marker while running in fourth. Before Muldoon could slide back down into the racing groove Otto Sitterly also managed to also slip by for position pushing Muldoon back to sixth.

By lap 20 Payne had built up a 2.5 second advantage over the second-place car of Shampine. Shampine in the meantime was fighting off a challenge from the third place car of Joe Gosek and fourth place machine of Michael Barnes.

Barnes would lose the forth position on lap 38 to Sitterly. Barnes chose the wrong line as he got stuck on the low side behind a slower back marker entering turn one. Sitterly would take advantage and slide by on the high-side to take away the position.

In the meantime Payne, who had built up a commanding lead, was having issues of his own. As he approached the current points leader Dave Gruel who was running 9th at the time and trying to stay on the lead lap. Gruel was making it very difficult for the race leader Payne get by. Payne look to get into the back end of Gruel's No. 50 in turn two. Payne tried everything he could to get by.

“I got into the back of Dave Gruel. He was running just fast enough to make it tough. I tried to go to the outside but my car was pretty tight I just gave him a little nudge to let them know that I was there he pulled down and let me go as a matter of fact, I almost drove it into the wall trying to get around him." Payne said in victory Lane about the incident.

One lap later things would go from bad to worse for the fifth place car of Barnes. Just after he had clearing the lap traffic Barnes was tagged on the rear bumper exiting two by last week's winner Dave Danzer. The contact sent Barnes spinning down the back straightaway and rear end first into the steel retaining wall at about the midway point of the back straightaway. Barnes car would be pushed off the racing surface but would go nose first into his pit stall ending his evening.

As the track went green once again it was Payne out front with the lapped car of Tim Devendorf between himself and the second place car of Shampine.

Caution would be in the air before the field could come around to complete one lap for debris on the back straightaway. This caution was a break for Randy Ritskes who had just been penalized for jumping the start on the previous restart. Ritskes who was running fifth at the time would now have to start the rear of the lead pack only losing four positions in the process.

On the ensuing restart Payne once again got a great jump on the rest of the field.

As the lap counter continued to tick away Payne’s lead continued to build. While behind him the second place car of Shampine continue to be pressured for the runner-up position by Gosek and Sitterly.

Payne would go on to take the win his fifth overall in the division by well over half straightaway. Shampine would hold on for second followed by Gosek, Sitterly and Danzer rounding out the top five. With only two point races remaining on the schedule for the division Sitterly now leads Gruel by seven points in the chase for the Supermodified track championship.

“It feels realy good we finally got our brand-new car out and my hats off to the Xtreme team they worked their butts off this week. We had a torn up car last week. This whole deal came together late last year at the end of the season. Ray Graham had faith in me and wanted me on as a teammate and put me back with a Strong team. I got the best crew in the business, Three of the best crews in the business. We all combine notes and we all work off each other and here we are” Payne said. Payne then went on to dedicate the win to his good friends Gene Angelillo and Marilyn Angelillo, “I use to drive for them with the NEMA midget and tonight’s their Memorial race and this one goes out to them”.

In the 30 lap Small Block feature it was survival of the fittest and at the end it was Oswego's own Anthony Losurdo coming home triumphant. Losurdo sat third on the final corner the final lap when the top two cars of Andrew Schartner and Alex Hoag came together sending both cars spinning. This allowed Losurdo to inherit the lead. Losurdo then held off Jay Andrews in a one lap dash to the finish to claim his second victory of the season.

With the full moon rising to the East the Small Block Super's took to the track with Dennis Rupert and Michael Bruce brining the field to the green.

The top two would battle side-by-side for the first circuit before Bruce finally gained the advantage entering turn one. But before the leader could exit turn two, caution was in the air as the No. 21 of Rob Pullen spun entering turn one, Pullen's car came to rest against the foam on the high-side in turn one. The incident also collected the No. 54 of Camden Proud. Proud's car came to rest against inside hub rail with damage to the left front of his car.

On the restart it was Bruce out front followed closely by Rupert, Jack Patrick, Schartner and Losurdo rounding up top five.

The car on the move was the No. 73 of Alex Hoag, Hoag who started dead last in the 22 car field had quickly moved up into the top 10 by lap four.

The second caution of the event came out on lap five as the No. 27 of David LaTulip came to stop on the front straightaway. LaTulip car would be pushed off and rejoin the tail end of the field. LaTulip would go on to finish ninth.

Bruce would once again bring the field back up to racing speed. The car on the move was the No. 98 Jason Simmons, Simmons moved past Schartner on the low side going into turn one on the 12th circuit, and then made quick work of Jack Patrick as he outran Patrick going into turn one on the same lap moving up into the third position.

Simmons quickly ran down the second place car of Rupert. As the field came around to start lap 14, Simmons made contact with the rear bumper of Rupert car. The contact sent Rupert's No. 99 hard into the outside steel retaining wall along the front straight-away. A visibly upset Rupert exited his vehicle to show his displeasure to his fellow competitor during the caution period. Race officials would review the tape and deem Simmons responsible for the accident and sent him to the rear of the field on the ensuing restart.

As the track went green once again it was Bruce up front followed by Patrick, Schartner, Losurdo and Hoag but now worked his way up into the top five

The carnage would continue on lap 22 as the No. 47 of Jon Tesoriero and Simmons made contact on the back straightaway. Simmons No. 98 looked to drive over the right rear tire of Tesoriero as the two battled for position. Both cars would pit side for the remainder of the evening with heavy damage.

On the restart Bruce once again show the way with Patrick right on his rear bumper, the two would battle with Patrick going for the lead one lap later. Patrick went to the inside of Bruce entering turn three. The two leaders would make contact sending both cars skidding hard into the foam in turn three. Forcing race officials to throw the red flag for a brief clean up between the turns.

The incident allowed Andrew Schartner to now inherit the lead with seven laps remaining in the 30 lap main, Losurdo was running second followed by Hoag, Jay Andrews and Chris Proud rounding out the top five.

Hoag would immediately go to work on Losurdo for the runner-up position. Hoag would complete the pass one lap later as Losurdo looked to bobble a bit coming out of turn two. This was the opening that Hoag was looking for as he slipped by on the low side of Losurdo entering turn three.

Hoag then set his sights on the race leader Schartner.

Hoag was running laps the high 18 second bracket in the late stages of the event as he wasted little time running down Schartner with only a few laps left. The faster car of Hoag only had a few laps to figure out a way around the race leader.

With two laps to go Schartner looked to be protecting the low side as Hoag was now positioned on his rear bumper.

As the field came around for the final circuit the faster car of Hoag looked to drive in hard entering turn three. Hoags front bumper made contact with the rear end of Schartner's car between the turns sending Schartners car spinning hard into the inside hub rail. Hoag's car would drift to the highside before spinning across the racing surface coming to rest alongside Schartner's mangled car. This allowed the third-place car of Losurdo to inherit the lead. When asked how close he was to getting involved in the incident Losurdo said " The incident between Hoag and Schartner was really close because I thought we're going checkered, They were both going sideways and I gassed it up when they both started spinning I had to get hard on the brakes, it sure was crazy out there ”.

With a one lap green/checkered shootout between the 17 year old sophomore sensation Losurdo who now had the daunting task of having to hold off one of the most seasoned veterans in the SBS division 50 year-old Jay Andrews for one final circuit. Andrews would try every trick in the book to get by the young hot shoe. But Losurdo would not falter one bit as he held on to be “The Last Man Standing” and claim his second trip to victory lane in 2014.” Tonight we started ninth. And I was running fifth and I was just battling for the top five and it all just worked out tonight we definitely didn't have the cars some of these guys had. This class is getting crazy something needs be done about it. But I can't complain tonight being on this end of it." Losurdo said in this post race interview.

Andrews held on for second followed by Proud, Dalton Doyle and Bobby Magner filling in for his brother Matt come home with a top five finish.

Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Driver Autograph/Ovarian Cancer Awareness Night presented by JP Jewelers

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodifieds

Novelis Supermodified Main (50-laps): 1. 99 - Joey Payne, 2. 55 - Keith Shampine, 3. 00 - Joe Gosek, 4. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 5. 52 - David Danzer, 6. 22 - Pat Lavery, 7. 50 - Dave Gruel, 8. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 9. 37 - Randy Ritskes, 10. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 11. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 12. 66 - Lou LeVea Sr, 13. 68 - Michael Barnes, 14. 0 - Tim Snyder, 15. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 16. 18 - Howard Page, 17. 45 - Mike Barbera, 18. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 19. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 20. 90 - Kody Graham, 21. 01 - Dan Connors Jr, 22. 75 - Gene Lee Gibson

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #52 - Dave Danzer

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #55 - Keith Shampine

Radical Race Gear Lap Leader: #99 - Joey Payne

Heat #1 (12-laps, all qualify): 1. 52 - David Danzer, 2. 37 - Randy Ritskes, 3. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 4. 68 - Michael Barnes, 5. 0 - Tim Snyder, 6. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 7. 66 - Lou LeVea sr.

Heat #2 (12-laps, all qualify): 1. 99 - Joey Payne, 2. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 3. 50 - Dave Gruel, 4. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 5. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 6. 18 - Howard Page, 7. 56 - Hal LaTulip

Heat #3 (12-laps, all qualify): 1. 90 - Kody Graham, 2. 55 - Keith Shampine, 3. 00 - Joe Gosek, 4. 22 - Pat Lavery, 5. 01 - Dan Connors Jr., 6. 45 - Mike Barbera, 7. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr., 8. 75 - Gene Lee Gibson

Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers

Pathfinder Bank SBS Main (30-laps): 1. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 2. 93 - JJ Andrews, 3. 3 - Chris Proud, 4. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 5. 2 - Bobby Magner, 6. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 7. 02 - Jesse Bearup, 8. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 9. 27 - David LaTulip, 10. 57 - Danny Abt, 11. 21 - Rob Pullen, 12. 8 - Josh Kerr, 13. 90 - Greg O'Connor, 14. 73 - Alex Hoag, 15. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 16. 22 - Mike Bruce, 17. 9 - Jack Patrick, 18. 47 - Jon Tesoriero, 19. 98 - Jason Simmons, 20. 76 - Scott Shafer, 21. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 22. 67 - Dave Cliff, 23. 54 - Camden Proud

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #01 - Dalton Doyle

Nice Price Auto Sales Up & Comer: #02 - Jesse Bearup

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader: #22 - Mike Bruce

White's Car Care 4th Place Award: #01 - Dalton Doyle

Heat #1 (10-laps, all qualify): 1. 8 - Josh Kerr, 2. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 3. 57 - Danny Abt, 4. 54 - Camden Proud, 5. 3 - Chris Proud, 6. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 7. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 8. 76 - Scott Shafer

Heat #2 (10-laps, all qualify): 1. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 2. 93 - JJ Andrews, 3. 21 - Rob Pullen, 4. 9 - Jack Patrick, 5. 2 - Bob Magner, 6. 90 - Greg O'Connor, 7. 47 - Jon Tesoriero, 8. 27 - David LaTulip

Heat #3 (10-laps, all qualify): 1. 22 - Mike Bruce, 2. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 3. 98 - Jason Simmons, 4. 67 - Dave Cliff, 5. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 6. 02 - Jesse Bearup, 7. 73 - Alex Hoag

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Greg DeCaires Takes Home Lucrative Pay Day As He Wins Second Career Mark Forni Classic

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Placerville, CA)- The 2014 Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster has been highly competitive, and on Saturday night Greg DeCaires became the seventh winner in seven events this season as he picked up his second career Mark Forni classic, and cashed in the $5000 that came along with it.

With Andy Forsberg and DeCaires leading the field to green, it was Auburn, CA’s Forsberg jumping out to the early lead, while the Elk Grove, CA native,Decaires, sat in the catbird’s seat.

On a track that held moisture through the 30-lap feature event, Forsberg held a strong command of the race as he paced the field despite a pair of early stoppages.

With DeCaires, Colby Wiesz, and Shane Golobic chasing after him, the race’s complexion took a major change as the leaders found traffic on the 13th lap.

A spinning car on lap 13 forced Forsberg to take evasive action, and in doing so, he made contact with the stalled car, ending his night with rear-end damage, and handing the lead over to DeCaires who proved to be strong on this night.

After the open red following the incident, DeCaires worked the bottom of the speedway to perfection as he broke away from the field, but behind him the action was intense, as Jonathan Allard worked his way into the third spot, as a torrid battle broke out between Allard, Golobic, DeCaires, and Steven Tiner.

With the yellow waiving on the 22nd lap, the field was re-stacked in double file formation, and with DeCaires getting away, the race within the top-five kept the fans on the edge of their seats as cars used every piece of Placerville Speedway real estate looking to reel in the leader.

Golobic ran strong in the second spot as he fended off advances from Allard, but Colby Wiesz kept the duo in striking distance as Tiner, and Justin Sanders applied the pressure on him, until the red flew on the 27th circuit for Alissa Geving, who walked way from a hard crash.

With three laps to go, DeCaires continued to use the bottom of the speedway as the race for the final podium spot picked up as Wiesz finally got some breathing room as he cleared Allard who had his hands full with the charging duo of Justin Sanders and Steven Tiner.

As the white flag flew the crowd got on their feet as Shane Golobic closed in on the race leader, and though Golobic gave it his all during the final circuit, it was DeCaires crossing the stripe first, claiming his second career Mark Forni Classic, and earning a feature event spot in the upcoming Johnny Key Classic at the Ocean Speedway.

“I got a gift from Andy Forsberg early in the race, but we will take it,” a jubilant DeCaires said. “I am worn out after that one, and have to thank everyone on this team for working so hard, and getting us in a great spot all night. This is a huge race to win, and hopefully next year we can come back and cash in with the $10K that is up for grabs.”

Though he finished in the second spot, Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster point leader, Shane Golobic also locks into the Key as the series point leader, and was pleased with his run.

“Congrats to Greg DeCaires and his team on this win,” he said. “I gave it everything I had, and I wish we would have had less cautions and raced with traffic, because I wanted to see what we had. This car has been great all year, and I can’t thank this entire team for continuing to give me a competitive machine.”

After a torrid battle during the 30-lap feature event, Colfax, CA driver, Colby Wiesz took the final spot on the podium.

“These double file restarts were intense, especially racing someone like Jonathan Allard,” he said. “Allard raced us had and clean, and we are pleased to finish third in a hard fought race. This completion with the Civil War Series is so good, so anytime you can land on the podium, you are happy.”

Following the top three across the stripe was 13th starting Jonathan Allard, Justin Sanders, Steven Tiner, Cory Eliason, 16th starting Kyle Hirst, 18th starting Carson Macedo, and 14th starting Herman Klein rounding out the Top-10.

In B-Main action, pole sitter, Jimmy Trulli, took command from the front row and went on to win the 15-lap showdown as he held off Alissa Geving, Sean Becker, Adam Walters, Jake Morgan, and Justyn Cox who all transferred to the feature event.

In the night’s Dash, Andy Forsberg won from the pole, while heat race wins went to Steven Tiner, Forsberg, Wiesz, and Golobic.

With 34 cars on hand for the 9th Annual Mark Forni Classic, Brad Furr stopped the clocks with the quickest lap while Andy Forsberg, Cory Eliason, Jimmy Trulli, and Justin Sanders rounded out the top five.

The Civil War Sprint Car Series would like to thank Flowmaster, BR Motorsports, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Brodix, ButlerBuilt, CRV Carbon Solutions, Design 500, Dirt Solution, Taco Bravo, Hansen Machine, Frankland Racing Supply, Fuel Safe, Hoosier, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Kaeding Performance, King Racing Products, KSE Power Steering Products, Pit Stop USA, MPD, All Pro, RCM Design, Rod End Supply, Racing Optics, SRP, VSR, and Weld Racing for their support.

ON TAP: The Civil War Sprint Car Series Presented By Flowmaster will now take next week off before returning to action on August 23rd for the 54th Johnny Key Classic at the Ocean Speedway as they take on Ocean Sprints Presented By Taco Bravo.

WINNERS: Winners in the 2014 California Sprint Car Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster… Andy Gregg- 1 (Marysville Raceway Park on March 15th), DJ Netto-1 (Marysville Raceway Park on May 24th), Shane Golobic-1 (Silver Dollar Speedway on May 25th), Andy Forsberg- 1 (Placerville Speedway on May 31st), Mason Moore (Petaluma Speedway on July 5th), Brad Furr (Ocean Speedway on July 11th), Greg DeCaires (Placerville Speedway on August 9th)

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster, and find complete results and point standings by clicking over to www.racepmg.com, ‘Liking’ www.facebook.com/civilwarsprints, or following us on twitter at www.twitter.com/civilwarsprints.

CIVIL WAR SERIES PRESENTED BY FLOWMASTER- Founded in 1991 as the North-South Series, the Civil War Sprint Car Series was born in 1993 giving 360 Sprint Cars in California a sanctioning body. What started as just a handful of races at three different tracks has evolved into quite the series. In 2014, the Civil War Sprint Car Series will host 14 events at 8 different tracks around California.

 

 

Hamilton Takes STARS/USAC Midget “Border Battle” at Grundy County

By: Rich Murray (MORRIS, IL – AUG. 9, 2014) In recent years, when a 50-lap midget race is held at Grundy County Speedway and Kyle Hamilton is in the field, he is the man to beat. Hamilton, the aspiring elementary school teacher from Danville, Indiana, was able to follow his lesson plan into victory lane after chalking up his second D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midget feature win of the season in Saturday night’s “Border Battle” that was co-sanctioned by USAC. All five of Hamilton’s wins in a midget at Grundy County Speedway have come in 50-lap features. Furthermore, it was Hamilton’s second straight “Border Battle” win and the third consecutive season that Hamilton won a USAC race at the 1/3 mile paved oval in Morris, Illinois. Hamilton was absent from last week’s STARS race after losing an engine during the running of the “Bob Tattersall Challenge” two weeks ago. For this night’s race, Hamilton would have to rely on the Esslinger engine that was under the hood of the Todd Domark-owned #5 that Hamilton piloted in the STARS season opening race back in May. Right from the moment the team rolled the car off of the trailer on this night, the team didn’t miss a beat. After setting the top speed in both hot lap sessions, Hamilton followed it up by setting fast time during qualifications with a lap of 14.176. Hamilton would have to lineup in the fourth spot at the start of the feature due to the inversion. That put Kyle O’Gara on the pole alongside STARS National Midget point leader, Austin Prock, on the front row. As the green flag dropped, it was clear that the drivers were not going to waste any time getting to the front despite the 50-lap distance. As the frontrunners crossed the start/finish line at the completion of lap one, the challenge for the top spot became a three-wide border battle between Indiana natives Prock and O’Gara on the outside and Illinoisan Mario Clouser charging on the inside. Clouser and Prock swarmed O’Gara on both sides going into turn one and continued their side-by-side battle for the lead going into turn two when Clouser spun down the back straightaway, bringing out the night’s first caution. Under the caution, O’Gara’s car came to a stop in front of the flagstand. Attempts to re-fire the car were unsuccessful and O’Gara’s night came to an abrupt end while Clouser restarted from the tail of the field. On the restart, Prock built a sizable advantage over second place-running Hamilton. Over the next 45 laps, Prock was able to navigate lapped traffic with ease and looked to be well on his way to his fourth STARS victory of the year and first career USAC National Midget triumph. With just five laps to go, Prock held a six car length lead over Hamilton as he headed into turn three. Suddenly, with no other cars around him, Prock’s car spun sideways and came to a stop on the inside of the track between turns three and four. It was a tough pill to swallow for the 18-year-old Prock who was perplexed at what transpired on the 46th lap, but places all of the blame on himself. “When I went into turn three, the car just swapped ends,” Prock said. “The car was hooked up. Unfortunately, the driver screwed it up.” After a couple of separate late race spins brought out by Nick Hamilton and Nick Baran, Kyle Hamilton was able to take his second STARS victory of the season by holding off Billy Hulbert and Patrick Wilda, who was making his first STARS National Midget start of the season. Clouser restarted 18th after his first lap spin and charged his way through the pack for a hard-earned fourth place finish in the Bob Guess-owned entry while Ryan Probst rounded out the top-five. Kyle Hamilton admitted that he most likely did not have enough to take the win until Prock’s spin, but acknowledges that sometimes he’d rather be lucky than good. “I had something for him at the beginning, and then lost him for a little bit,” Hamilton said. “I got all the way back up to him, but I think we had the car just a little bit too free and he started pulling away from me. I’ll be honest; I didn’t have anything for Prock. The race just fell into my lap. That happens sometimes. You don’t want to be the guy complaining about a win. You got to be there for all 50 laps and we were that car tonight.” A season best finish in the feature had Channahon, Illinois’ Billy Hulbert grinning from ear-to-ear. “It was a decent race tonight,” a humble Hulbert said. “The car got better as the night went on and, fortunately, we ended up second tonight. This has been our most successful night this season. It will definitely help us out in the (STARS) standings.” The D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midgets will hit the road for the first and only time this season when they travel to Kalamazoo Speedway on Saturday, August 16th, for another co-sanctioned show with USAC. Austin Prock leads the STARS Midget standings with a 146-point lead over Tyler Trainor while Kyle O’Gara holds a slim, one point advantage over Kody Swanson in the USAC Pavement Midget points.

D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midgets / Honda USAC Pavement Midget Series Race Results Grundy County Speedway - “Border Battle” August 9, 2014 QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Kyle Hamilton, 33H, Hamilton-14.176; 2. Mario Clouser, 99c, Guess-14.388; 3. Austin Prock, 41, Prock-14.441; 4. Kyle O’Gara, 27, RW/Curb-Agajanian-14.482; 5. Tyler Trainor, 25, Trainor-14.498; 6. Billy Hulbert, 88, Hulbert-14.521; 7. Nick Hamilton, 32H, Hamilton-14.548; 8. Ryan Probst, 99p, Probst-14.588; 9. Kody Swanson, 3, RFMS-14.597; 10. Patrick Wilda, 33, Wilda-14.598; 11. Travis Young, 11Y, Young-14.598; 12. Tyler Baran, 11, Baran-14.680; 13. Nick Wagner, 32w, Wagner-14.752; 14. Kyle Kettman, 6k, Kettman-14.863; 15. Grant Galloway, 16G, Galloway-14.971; 16. Rich Corson, 15c, Corson-15.055; 17. Jack Cross, 17c, Griffith-15.540; 18. Terry Ahern, 6T6, Ahern-15.543; 19. Erica Ensor, 16, Ensor-15.597; 20. Nick Baran, 87, Baran-24.571; 21. Derek Bischak, 31, Bischak-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. N.Wagner, 2. Swanson, 3. Prock, 4. N.Hamilton, 5. K.Hamilton, 6. Young, 7. Trainor, 8. Galloway, 9. Ensor, 10. Cross, 11. Bischak. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. N.Baran, 2. O’Gara, 3. T.Baran, 4. Probst, 5. Hulbert, 6. Wilda, 7. Clouser, 8. Kettman, 9. Ahern, 10. Corson. NT

FEATURE: (50 laps) 1. Kyle Hamilton, 2. Billy Hulbert, 3. Patrick Wilda, 4. Mario Clouser, 5. Ryan Probst, 6. Nick Hamilton, 7. Nick Baran, 8. Austin Prock, 9. Tyler Baran, 10. Tyler Trainor, 11. Kody Swanson, 12. Nick Wagner, 13. Kyle Kettman, 14. Grant Galloway, 15. Terry Ahern, 16. Travis Young, 17. Jack Cross, 18. Erica Ensor, 19. Kyle O’Gara, 20. Rich Corson. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 O’Gara, Lap 2-45 Prock, Laps 46-50 K.Hamilton.

 

 

PALKER, BERNER & MOORE COLLECT 2nd NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY WINS; BALDWIN TAKES SUPER STOCK MONEY; B. HENSEL WINS 6th FEATURE Orrville, Ohio Saturday,

August 9, 2014

By Mike Swanger

After 3 weeks of rain outs, everybody was ready for some racing at NAPA Wayne County Speedway Saturday night on Hall’s Auto Sales and Southeastern Equipment night. Two time track champion Andrew Palker and Danny Mumaw brought the Fisher Performance Sprints to the green flag with Mumaw charging into the lead. As he started to encounter lapped cars on lap 8, Mumaw would get pinched into the turn one wall by a slower car and cut the right rear tire and would have to change it and go to the tail, putting Palker back into the lead with points leader Brad Haudenschild on his tail. With several cautions in the race with the last one coming on lap 21 for debris on the track, the red flag came out to allow for refueling only. But Haudenschild’s crew changed a tire and he was penalized to the tail. Palker of West Salem would pull away in the final four laps aboard the King Inspection, Albright Trucking and El Campesino Restaurent #57x for his second win this year as Jason Dolick finished second. Mumaw was 7th on the final restart and powered his way back up for a third place finish. 11th starting Jordon Harble took fourth as Russ Sansosti finished fifth. Shawn Hubler and Mitch Harble topped the heat races. Fast qualifier was Haudenschild.

For the Lias Tire Late Models, it would be the 7th race of the NAPA WCS/ Attica Raceway Park Late Model Series and Charlie Duncan and Keith Berner would start on the front row and they put on a race long battle for the lead with Corey Conley and Shane McLoughlin right behind the two front runners as they staged a battle for third. Duncan would be scored the leader of the first 20 laps but Berner snuck by at the line to claim lap 21 but Duncan was back in the lead on the next circuit before Berner and his Millersburg based Village Motors, Bud’s Place and Accu-Force Shocks #18 would secure the lead on lap 23. A caution with two laps to go bunched the field together but Berner kept the lead as Conley gave a charge on Duncan for second but came up short with McLoughlin taking fourth as Rocky Owens riding fifth. Ryan Markham, who was quick timer, JR Gentry and Berner won the heats. Rick Bond was the VP Fuels Hard Charger of the race as Berner (Hoosier) and McLoughlin (American Racer) won the tires.

For the second season in a row, Larry Baldwin of Randolph led every lap to win the Thrifty Muffler Super Stock Nationals presented by Richmond Gear Weekend Warrior and pocket the $1,000 winner share. Driving the Park Ford, Midas Muffler and Baldwin Motorsports #7up, Baldwin took the lead on the first lap from his 3rd starting spot with Bob Daugherty in his tire tracks. As the race wound down, Daugherty tried everyway he could to get past Baldwin but never was able to get by as Baldwin parked in victory lane for the 6th time this year. Matt Schroyer finished third with Nick Smith and Brandon Gardner filling out the top five. Fast Qualifier Baldwin, Schroyer and Smith notching the heat wins.

Brad Hensel of Wooster and his Sportsman’s Bar and DJ’s Directional Services went flag to flag to win his 6th WQKT Mini Stock feature of the season and expand his points lead. Doug Hensel ran race long in second with Adam Kern, Chris Shell and Elvis Conkle rounding out the top five. Heat winner Mitch Reichard brought out the red flag on lap two of the feature when he flew over the turn two guardrail and rolled over but was ok.

In a repeat from July 12, Matthew Moore of Granger Township had to battle off Tanner McLoughlin all race long before he could claim his second NAPA Mini Wedge win. Driving the Mars Trucking and Apache Auto Salvage #98, Moore won the heat race also. McLoughlin finished second for the third time this season as points leader Robbie Ledger was third followed by Jolene Voshel and Caitlin Johnson.

All drivers were not only competing for the regular purse money but vying for over $2,000 in weekly awards from the Contingency Connection program.

Another big night of racing is set for next Saturday night August 16th with the BOSS Wingless Sprints ALONG WITH the Fisher Performance Sprints, Lias Tire Late Models, Thrifty Muffler Super Stocks, WQKT Mini Stocks and the Napa Mini Wedges on the racing card. For more info, head to the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS Saturday, August 9, 2014 FISHER PERFORMANCE SPRINTS Fast Qualifier Brad Haudenschild 15.439 Saldana Racing Products Heat 1 Shawn Hubler, Andrew Palker, Danny Mumaw, Brad Haudenschild, Aaron Middaugh, Jordan Harble, Troy Kingan, Jeremy Duposki, Nick Patterson #33 Saldana Racing Products Heat 2 Mitch Harble, Russ Sansosti, Jason Dolick, Jimmy Pooler, Kirk Jeffries, Nick Patterson #23, Bill Ault, Chris Pochiero, Bob Lime Feature Andrew Palker, Jason Dolick, Danny Mumaw, Jordan Harble, Russ Sansosti, Shawn Hubler, Brad Haudenschild, Kirk Jeffries, Jimmy Pooler, Nick Patterson #23, Bob Lime, Mitch Harble, Chris Pochiero, Aaron Middaugh, Troy Kingan, Nick Patterson #33, Jeremy Duposki, Bill Ault

LIAS TIRE LATE MODELS Fast Qualifier Ryan Markham 17.555 Summit Racing Equipment Heat 1 Ryan Markham, Rocky Owens, Mike Bores, Justin Chance, Jerry Aber, Jason Skelly, David Liles, Rick Bond Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2 JR Gentry, Shane McLoughlin, Corey Conley, Larry Bellman, Brandon Gardner, Blaine Aber, Jim Nicely, Doug Kenworthy Summit Racing Equipment Heat 3 Keith Berner, Jason Flory, Charlie Duncan, Matt Irey, Jim Gingery, Don Conley, Allan Baker Feature Keith Berner, Charlie Duncan, Corey Conley, Shane McLoughlin, Rocky Owens, Matt Irey, Mike Bores, JR Gentry, Justin Chance, Rick Bond, Larry Bellman, Blaine Aber, Jim Gingery, Doug Kenworthy, Ryan Markham, Jerry Aber, Jim Nicely, David Liles, Allan Baker, Jason Skelly, Brandon Gardner, Don Conley , Jason Flory (dns)

THRIFTY MUFFLER SUPER STOCKS Fast Qualifier Larry Baldwin 20.034 Summit Racing Equipment Heat 1 Larry Baldwin, Brandon Gardner, Jeremy Lynch, Chaz O’Dell, Chris Albright, Don Rutt Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2 Matt Schroyer, Chase Alexander, Tyler Nicely, Todd Werntz, Tyler Thompson, Jerry Bowman Summit Racing Equipment Heat 3 Nick Smith, Bob Daugherty, Mitch Caskey, Don Baney, Paul Whitten, Paul McVicker Feature Larry Baldwin, Bob Daugherty, Matt Schroyer, Nick Smith, Brandon Gardner, Don Baney, Tyler Thompson, Jeremy Lynch, Mitch Caskey, Chaz O’Dell, Paul McVicker, Paul Whitten, Chris Albright, Tyler Nicely, Todd Werntz, Jerry Bowman, Chase Alexander, Don Rutt

 

 

Fremont Speedway

By Todd Tappel

FREMONT, Ohio – Gressman Powersports was the big winner at Fremont Speedway as they provided the horsepower for all three feature winners on Gressman Powersports/Level Performance Night. All three feature winners received a $200 bonus courtesy of the Fremont Ohio engine builder. Carrying the Gressman colors to victory lane were Cole Duncan in the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints; Nate Dussel in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints and Shawn Valenti in the AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Trucks.

Duncan’s win was his first of the year at Fremont and he led all 30 laps in the 410 Sprint A Main. It is the Lockborne, Ohio driver’s second career victory at Fremont.

The victory was hard-fought though as lapped traffic kept the running order tight.

“A few times I thought they cost us and a couple of times I thought they probably helped us,” commented Duncan beside his Motor City Auto Transport/Gressman Powersports/Wolfden Products/Industrial Special Powdercoating backed #22.

“It was a lot of fun racing tonight. I have to thank Scott Gressman first of all. He builds the power plant and it was fast. I have to thank Matt Hummel…he went to work on the shocks this week and that’s why we’re standing in victory lane,” added Duncan.

Travis Philo was the early challenger until he clipped an infield tire barrier on lap three and was forced to retire on lap five. The race would go non-stop after the lap five caution and the new challenger would be Byron Reed. Duncan’s lead was like an accordion, depending on when he and Reed caught the lapped cars.

While the lead pair battle raged, fast qualifier Caleb Griffith moved into the third spot bringing Chris Andrews with him. Andrews would eventually settle into third and closed in on the leaders. However, Duncan worked the lapped traffic to perfection to close out the race. Reed would finish second over Andrews, Rob Chaney, and points leader Brian Lay.

Dussel led all 25 laps in the 305 Sprint feature, holding off Tyler Gunn on the last lap. The win was the second on the season at Fremont for Dussel who now has 15 career victories at “The Track that Action Built.”

“There’s not a kid in the pits that doesn’t deserve a win more than he (Gunn) does. He works his tail off. He’s raised so much money for the Kick It deal and he’s just a super kid. If I would have gotten beat by him…so be it,” said Dussel beside is Berrier Fabrication/Design Graphics Group/Conrad Transport/Gressman Powersports/Kistler Racing Products backed machine.

“We have been so inconsistent this year. We think we found something and we’re running better. It feels good to be running competitive again,” added Dussel.

Josh Harrison had his best run of the season going as he held the second spot from lap four until spinning out on lap 10. That would put Gunn in the second spot as he passed Bobby Clark one circuit before the lap 10 caution. Gunn stayed within striking distance and made a charge on the last lap. Dussel protected the bottom and Gunn moved to the top in three and four but Gunn’s momentum was cut short when Dussel shot to the top on the front stretch. Finishing behind Gunn were Clark, Dustin Dinan, and TJ Michael.

The Dirt Truck feature was anti-climatic as Shawn Valenti used his outside front row starting spot to record his 10th win of the season in convincing fashion. Valenti now has 19 career victories at Fremont.

The talk of the race was the grinding crash on lap four. John Ivy and Brad Keckler made contact on the front stretch sending Keckler’s truck flipping. Jimmy McGrath, Jr. ended up on his side and Brian Melnek’s ride sustained heavy damage. Once the debris was cleaned up, Valenti set sail in the Jeff Babock-owned ride sponsored by Craig Miller Trucking and Best Performance Motorsports. Dan Roepke held second the entire race, finishing ahead of Kent Brewer, Matt Foos, and Cory Ward.

“We got lucky and got an outside front row starting spot. The way Rich (Farmer, promoter) had the track tonight there was a nice cushion and the truck was awesome. Everything just went my wife. I have to thank Gressman Powersports….everything they do for me is pretty special. Jeff Babcock for putting me in this thing,” said Valenti beside his Story Equipment Repair/KS Sales and Service/Day Dream and Memories Crafts and Antiques backed #7b.

Fremont Speedway will be shut down the next three weeks for the Sandusky County Fair. But, the Track That Action Built will re-open on Saturday, Sept. 6 for Tank’s Meats Night – Salute to Fremont Champions. It is the championship for the $10,000 Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) Championship Series for the 410 sprints. It is also the championship for the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Sprints with the dirt trucks also in action.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

Fremont Speedway - 8/9/2014 Gressman Powersports / Level Performance Night

Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints (25 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Fricker’s Restaurant/Callie’s Performance 1. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 12.805; 2. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.824; 3. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.847; 4. 14H-Todd Heller, 12.888; 5. 9X-Rob Chaney, 12.912; 6. 97-Bryan Sebetto, 12.921; 7. 22-Cole Duncan, 12.941; 8. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.958; 9. 2+-Brian Smith, 13.007; 10. 45L-Brian Lay, 13.009; 11. 60-Jody Keegan, 13.031; 12. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.047; 13. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.073; 14. 9-Dean Jacobs, 13.193; 15. 11F-DJ Foos, 13.219; 16. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 13.268; 17. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.374; 18. 83M-Broc Martin, 13.397; 19. 40I-Mark Imler, 13.544; 20. 3T-Tony Beaber, 13.725; 21. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.740; 22. 39M-Matt Merrill, 13.893; 23. 7K-Kyle Pitts, 13.964; 24. 73-Joe Armbruster, 14.030; 25. 3J-Johnny Beaber, 14.845

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 2. 55F-Taylor Ferns[1] ; 3. 22-Cole Duncan[4] ; 4. 45L-Brian Lay[3] ; 5. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[6] ; 6. 14H-Todd Heller[5] ; 7. 39M-Matt Merrill[8] ; 8. 40I-Mark Imler[7] ; 9. 3J-Johnny Beaber[9]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 9-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 3. 60-Jody Keegan[3] ; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney[5] ; 5. 5R-Byron Reed[6] ; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[1] ; 7. 3T-Tony Beaber[7] ; 8. 7K-Kyle Pitts[8]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 83M-Broc Martin[1] ; 2. O9-Craig Mintz[3] ; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[6] ; 4. 2+-Brian Smith[4] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 6. 73-Joe Armbruster[8] ; 7. 11F-DJ Foos[2] ; 8. 97-Bryan Sebetto[5]

Dash - Borer Glass & Mirror (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature 1. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[2] ; 3. 9X-Rob Chaney[3] ; 4. 5R-Byron Reed[5] ; 5. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[6] ; 6. 16-Chris Andrews[4]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 14H-Todd Heller[1] ; 2. 11F-DJ Foos[2] ; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[3] ; 4. 39M-Matt Merrill[6] ; 5. 7K-Kyle Pitts[7] ; 6. 40I-Mark Imler[4] ; 7. 73-Joe Armbruster[8] ; 8. 3T-Tony Beaber[5] ; 9. 3J-Johnny Beaber[9]

A-Main - (30 Laps) 1. 22-Cole Duncan[2]; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[4]; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[6]; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney[3]; 5. 45L-Brian Lay[8]; 6. 2+-Brian Smith[7]; 7. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[5]; 8. 9-Dean Jacobs[13]; 9. O9-Craig Mintz[10]; 10. 83M-Broc Martin[17]; 11. 60-Jody Keegan[9]; 12. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[16]; 13. 14H-Todd Heller[11]; 14. 35-Stuart Brubaker[12]; 15. 68G-Tyler Gunn[18]; 16. 55F-Taylor Ferns[15]; 17. 7K-Kyle Pitts[20]; 18. 11F-DJ Foos[14]; 19. 39M-Matt Merrill[19]; 20. 5T-Travis Philo[1] Hard Charger: 83M-Broc Martin[+7]

Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints (28 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 3. 18-Bobby Clark[8] ; 4. 10-Josh Harrison[5] ; 5. 39C-Scott Riley[2] ; 6. 5R-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 7. 11G-Luke Griffith[9] ; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron[3] ; 9. 32-Ryan French[7] ; 10. O6 -Jeremy Aumend[10]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 8I-John Ivy[1] ; 2. 6-Dustin Dinan[2] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[5] ; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3] ; 5. 7A-Alvin Roepke[4] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[8] ; 7. 2F-Matt Foos[7] ; 8. 1M-Mike Moore[6] ; 9. 1X-Dean Jacobs[9]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[1] ; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 4. 8M-T.J Michael[4] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[6] ; 6. O2-Kevin Lee[5] ; 7. 2-Ricky Peterson[8] ; 8. O3-Jim Cushing[7] ; 9. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[9]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 5R-Jordan Ryan[1] ; 2. O2-Kevin Lee[3] ; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[4] ; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson[6] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[2] ; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron[7] ; 7. 32-Ryan French[10] ; 8. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[12] ; 9. O6 -Jeremy Aumend[13] ; 10. 2F-Matt Foos[5] ; 11. 1M-Mike Moore[8] ; 12. O3-Jim Cushing[9]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 1-Nate Dussel[2]; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[3]; 3. 18-Bobby Clark[5]; 4. 6-Dustin Dinan[7]; 5. 8M-T.J Michael[6]; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[1]; 7. 12-Kyle Capodice[10]; 8. 11G-Luke Griffith[18]; 9. 3J-Trey Jacobs[9]; 10. 5R-Jordan Ryan[16]; 11. 19R-Steve Rando[15]; 12. 8I-John Ivy[11]; 13. 25-Jason Keckler[12]; 14. 7A-Alvin Roepke[14]; 15. 10-Josh Harrison[4]; 16. 2-Ricky Peterson[19]; 17. O2-Kevin Lee[17]; 18. 7M-Brandon Moore[20]; 19. 39C-Scott Riley[13]; 20. 1W-Paul Weaver[8] Hard Charger: 11G-Luke Griffith[+10]

AAA Auto Club Dirt Trucks (25 Trucks) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[6] ; 2. 99X-Gene Portidge[4] ; 3. 8KB-Kent Brewer[9] ; 4. O1-Art Ball[8] ; 5. 115-Ben Good[1] ; 6. 22-Brandon Leighton[3] ; 7. 7-Dana Frey[7] ; 8. 3-Andy Earnhart[5]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. OO-John Ivy[2] ; 2. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[1] ; 3. 3X-Brad Keckler[3] ; 4. 2-Matt Foos[8] ; 5. 45M-Brian Melnek Jr.[7] ; 6. 4S-Keith Sorg[5] ; 7. 13-Cody Benyak[6] ; 8. 14-Steve Pocock[4]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 88-Dan Roepke Jr.[1] ; 2. 33-Jeff Ward[6] ; 3. 18W-Cory Ward[8] ; 4. 5-Jim McGrath[7] ; 5. D1-Dustin Keegan[2] ; 6. 9-Curt Inks[4] ; 7. 36M-Cory McCaughey[3] ; 8. 79-Andrew Lutman[5]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 7-Dana Frey[4] ; 2. 36M-Cory McCaughey[6] ; 3. 9-Curt Inks[3] ; 4. 79-Andrew Lutman[9] ; 5. 13-Cody Benyak[5] ; 6. 3-Andy Earnhart[7] ; 7. 14-Steve Pocock[8] ; 8. 22-Brandon Leighton[1] ; 9. 4S-Keith Sorg[2]

A-Main - (20 Laps) 1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[2]; 2. 88-Dan Roepke Jr.[3]; 3. 8KB-Kent Brewer[6]; 4. 2-Matt Foos[1]; 5. 18W-Cory Ward[5]; 6. 5-Jim McGrath[4]; 7. 7-Dana Frey[16]; 8. 36M-Cory McCaughey[17]; 9. 99X-Gene Portidge[11]; 10. 9-Curt Inks[18]; 11. D1-Dustin Keegan[15]; 12. 13-Cody Benyak[20]; 13. 79-Andrew Lutman[19]; 14. O1-Art Ball[7]; 15. 33-Jeff Ward[10]; 16. OO-John Ivy[9]; 17. 3X-Brad Keckler[8]; 18. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[12]; 19. 45M-Brian Melnek Jr.[14]; 20. 115-Ben Good[13] Hard Charger: 7-Dana Frey[+9]

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

 

 

BRADY SHORT DOMINATES LINCOLN PARK’S MSCS SHOW

Putnamville, IN - August 9, 2014 - Brady Short of Mitchell, IN, won Saturday night’s “Return to Putnamville IV” at the Lincoln Park Speedway. Short started alongside pole sitter Dave Darland and took over the lead on the third lap of a thirty lap event. He dominated the race from that point on, lapping all but 10 other cars.

Short’s win was his second in a row in MSCS competition. The next track on the MSCS schedule is Bloomington Speedway on Friday August 15th. The quarter mile oval serves as a home track for the former MSCS Champion. Short’s Maxim sprint car is owned by Cam Pottorff and sponsored by Indiana Stone Works. The victory was career victory number ten with MSCS!

Dave Darland continued to run second using a higher line to circle the 5/16th mile oval. Half way through the event, with lapped cars becoming prevalent, Chad Boespflug passed him. Boespflug was fast and steady. The green remained out and stayed out the entire 30 laps. Drivers had to earn every inch in competition. There were still 5 lapped cars between Boespflug and the leader by the final couple of laps. Boespflug was now being challenged by Robert Ballou. Ballou took the second spot just ahead of the checkers.

Chad Boespflug was third after a very competitive run, Dave Darland protected a fourth place finish, and Kevin Thomas Jr. finished fifth. Ballou’s run from 8th to 2nd earned him the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race award. He was the highest finisher of three drivers that improved six positions. Casey Shuman and Kyle Cummins were the other two drivers but they started farther back in the field. A.J Hopkins and Jeff Bland Jr. improved five spots each. The event featured racing all through the field without causing one incident. Twenty-one of the forty-four drivers present started the race. Jeff Bland took advantage of an MSCS provisional starting spot to race.

The second five for the feature consisted of a talented group including Shane Cottle, Brent Beauchamp, Casey Shuman, Max McGhee, and MSCS points leader Kyle Cummins. C.J. Leary was eleventh earning him the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award for the event.

Chad Boespflug won the first heat. The win earned him the most passing points for the night. Shane Cottle won the second heat. Other heat race winners included Robert Ballou, Brent Beauchamp, and C. J. Leary. Rod End Supply sponsors heat race contingencies. The two 12 lap B Mains ultimately became victories for Joe Ligouri and A. J. Hopkins. Dalten Gabbard and Ethan Fleetwood took the all important runner-up finishes which put the final two transfers into the feature event and a chance to win the $3,000 top prize.

The next big event involving the MSCS Sprint Cars will be the “Summer Doubler” at Bloomington Speedway Friday evening August 15th. The feature will also pay $3,000 to win. The event is sponsored by the IU Surplus Store. Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

SUMMARY Lincoln Park Speedway Putnamville, IN August 9, 2014

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series:

First Heat - 57 Chad Boespflug, 41Dave Darland, 85Mike Terry Jr., 3c Kyle Cummins, 04 Jeff Bland Jr., 1c Kent Christian, 6p Chris Phillips, 02 Nick Hale, 2g Pat Giddens

Second Heat - 2e Shane Cottle, 21k Casey Shuman, 18a Jarett Andretti, 6rr Joe Liguori, 14h A.J. Hopkins, 15 Ethan Barrow, 98 Brandon Morin, 5m Matt McDonald, 38p Seth Parker

Third Heat - 12 Robert Ballou, 21 Carson Short, 77 Daron Clayton, 2h Brian Hayden, 11 James Lyerla, 42 Conner Donelson, 31 Buddy Lowther, 6 Bill Rose, 12g Chris Gurley

Fourth Heat - 34 Brent Beauchamp, 9k Kevin Thomas Jr., 17 Max McGhee, 18w Travis Welpott, 11a David Applegate, 7f Ethan Fleetwood, 74 J.T. Stapp, 15 Aaron Farney, K9 Ray Kenens

Fifth Heat - 30 C. J. Leary, 11p Brady Short, 5 Dalten Gabbard, 28 Brandon Mattox, 4c Daylan Chambers, 75 Lee Dakus, 4b Donny Brackett, 32 Garrett Abrams

B Main One - 6rr Joe Liguori, 5 Dalten Gabbard, 15 Ethan Barrow, 2h Brian Hayden, 4b Donny Brackett, 15f Aaron Farney, 12g Chris Gurley, 2g Pat Giddens, 6p Chris Phillips, 42 Conner Donelson, 75 Lee Dakus, 31 Buddy Lowther, 11a David Applegate, 5m Matt McDonald, DNS

B Main Two - 14h A. J. Hopkins, 7f Ethan Fleetwood, 04 Jeff Bland Jr., 18A Jarett Andretti, 4c Daylan Chambers, 6 Bill Rose, 1c Kent Christian, 32 Garrett Abrams, 98 Brandon Morin, K9 Ray Kenens, 11 James Lyerla, 02 Nick Hale, 74 J. T. Stapp, DNS, 38p Seth Parker, DNS

Feature (30 Laps) - 11p Brady Short, 12 Robert Ballou, 57 Chad Boespflug, 41 Dave Darland, 9K Kevin Thomas Jr., 2E Shane Cottle, 34 Brent Beauchamp, 21k Casey Shuman, 17 Max McGhee, 3c Kyle Cummins, 30 C.J. Leary, 77 Daron Clayton, 14h A.J. Hopkins, 28 Brandon Mattox, 21 Carson Short, 04 Jeff Bland, 85 Mike Terry Jr., 5 Dalton Gabbard, 6rr Joe Liguori, 7F Ethan Fleetwood, 18w Travis Welpott

 

 

Humphrey wins first career UMP Modifed feature - Bumgardner and Short celebrate birthdays with victories

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE — Brady Short and Carlos Bumgardner Sr. celebrated their birthdays in victory lane at Lincoln Park Speedway on Saturday night, but Jake Humphrey’s part might have trumped both of them as the Bloomington native picked up his first career UMP Modified feature win. Short followed up a Midwest Sprint Car Series win Aug. 2 at Haubstadt with another series victory this weekend. The Columbus, Ind. resident dominated early and then held off a charge over the final few laps from Robert Ballou and Chad Boesflug to take the $3,000 winner’s share. A week after Humphrey ran well, threatened the leader over much of the race before slipping back a couple of spots over the final couple circuits, Humphrey got stronger as the race went on to get his first victory. Humphrey crossed the finish line ahead of Kenny Carmichael Sr., who duked it out with Roy Bruce Jr. over the first half of the A-main. Tyler Cain passed Aaron Fields while taking the white flag and then outraced him to the finish line to earn another UMP Super Stock victory. In the bomber features, Tim Wright held off C.J. Bryan and David Wallen for the win in the first A-main and Bumgardner won his ninth feature of the season to cap the evening. Short had a unique challenge in the sprint car feature as his Indiana Stone Works No. 11p was down a cylinder before the race even began. The crew took one of the spark plugs out before pushing off for the feature, but it didn’t matter. Short took the green flag alongside Dave Darland with Kevin Thomas Jr. and Shane Cottle a row behind them. Short fended off Darland early and began to open up a solid gap just five laps into the race. Meanwhile, Thomas and Boesplug were side-by-side with Cottle and CJ Leary behind them. Just 11 laps in, Short was already into lapped traffic as Boesplug tried to reel him in ahead of Darland, Thomas and Ballou. Kyle Cummins started 16th, but was becoming a factor by the halfway point. By lap 18, Boespflug had made up some ground in lapped traffic, but several laps later, Short broke free and extended his lead once again. Ballou was a rocket over the final 15 laps, advancing all the way to second after making a slider stick in turn three with Boesfplug. Ballou would come home second ahead of Boesfplug, Darland, Thomas, Cottle, Brent Beauchamp, Casey Shuman, Max McGhee and Cummins. Carmichael and Bruce put on the early show in the UMP Modified feature with some door-to-door racing. However, following a re-start at the halfway point, Humphrey blasted forward from the sixth spot into a challenge for the lead. Humphrey moved alongside Carmichael as Bruce slipped back to the bottom as Wes McClara fought for third ahead of Roger Mills. With five laps left, Humphrey grabbed the lead and was able to work the high side to pick up the victory ahead of Carmichael, Bruce, Carmichael Jr. and McClara. Tyler Cain added his 16th super stock win of the season, which in turn helped him extend his UMP national points lead over second-place Aaron Fields. Ironically, Fields led most of the race, fighting off Steve Peeden early before Cain got by him on the final lap at LPS. Peeden would eventually suffer a flat tire and retire to the pits setting up Cain for his last lap pass as Scott Carrington locked up third-place followed by Doug McCullough and Josh McDaniel. In the final two features of the evening, Wright broke free of a three-way fight for the lead with Bob Farris and Blake Cross. John Grenier and Cross made contact on lap eight, which sidelined Grenier and sent Cross to the pits with a flat tire. Once the field took the green once again, Wright got by Farris and then held off Bryan and Farris as Wallen advanced to third-place at the finish ahead of Kemp and Ron Smith. In the second feature, early leaders A.J. Smith and Tyler Neal made contact and went to the tail as Bumgardner inherited a lead he wouldn’t relinquish. James Walters came home with a solid second-place run ahead of Jordan Almanza, Neal and Cody Wright. This weekend will feature the make-up date for the 27th running of t he Putnamville Clash.

Lincoln Park Speedway Midwest Sprint Car Series feature 1. Brady Short, 2. Robert Ballou, 3. Chad Boespflug, 4. Dave Darland, 5. Kevin Thomas Jr., 6. Shane Cottle, 7. Brent Beauchamp, 8. Casey Shuman, 9. Max McGhee, 10. Kyle Cummins, 11. CJ Leary, 12. Daron Clayton, 13. A.J. Hopkins, 14. Brandon Mattox, 15. Carson Short, 16. Jeff Bland Jr., 17. Mike Terry, 18. Dalton Gabbard, 19. Joe Liguori, 20. Ethan Fleetwood, 21 Travis Welpott

UMP Modified feature 1. Jake Humphrey, 2. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 3. Roy Bruce Jr., 4. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 5. Wes McClara, 6. Roger Mills, 7. Gary Ricketts, 8. Brent Hudson, 9. Elijah Heminger, 10. Matthew Smith, 11. Doug Arnold, 12. Tom Houk, 13. Gary Hayden, 14. Craig Conyer, 15. Jeff Deckard, 16. Donald Kiger, 17. Damon Harrell, 18. Dan Lewellen

UMP Super Stock feature 1. Tyler Cain, 2. Aaron Fields, 3. Scott Carrington, 4. Doug McCullough, 5. Josh McDaniel, 6. Paul Wright, 7. Josh Boller, 8. Jonathan Newgent, 9. Travis Heramb, 10. Steve Sutliff, 11. JR Watkins, 12. David Daniels, 13. Dennis Morgan, 14. Steve Peeden, 15. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 16. Jeremy Stierwalt, 17. Kenny Fields, 18. Chris Campbell, 19. Josh Fagg, 20. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 21. James Pfeiffer Sr.

Bomber feature 1 1. Tim Wright, 2. C.J. Bryan, 3. David Wallen, 4. Kevin Kemp, 5. Ron Smith, 6. Bob Farris, 7. Mark Dickerson, 8. Michael Thompson, 9. Megan Cavaness, 10. Tom Plemons, 11. Tom Courtney, 12. Chucky Walden, 13. Blake Cross, 14. John Grenier Jr., 15. Jerry Hutto, 16. RJ Pruitt, 17. Jeff Beggs, 18. Aaron Acres

Bomber feature 2 1. Carlos Bumgardner Sr., 2. James Walters, 3. Jordan Almanza, 4. Tyler Neal, 5. Cody Wright, 6. Kyle Krupa, 7. Donald Smiley, 8. Josh Presley, 9. A.J. Smith, 10. Eric Miller, 11. Justin Massie, 12. Raymond Funkhouser Jr., 13. Lenny Krupa III, 14. Jack Campbell, 15. Michael Williams, 16. Curtis Fouts, 17. Casey Davis

 

 

Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND wins " The 54th FVP Knoxville Nationals" earning the big purse of $150,000. to win,

(Knoxville, Iowa, 08/09/2014) Another historic event is now in the books, after Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND, driving the Tony Stewart Racing #15 sprint, drove an incredible race to score his eighth Knoxville Nationals victory, in this very prestigious "54th FVP Knoxville Nationals event on this 1/2 mile semi-banked dirt oval track at Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA

World of Outlaw Sprint car driver, Schatz is currently leading in the 2014 Season WoO Sprint Car Series points race. Schatz shows a confidence when he races that definitely perfects his ability.

"You need to start with a good package, making right decisions, hard work and more, when you race. I have confidence every where we go. Some times you make mistakes. You have to work at it always to stay on top. This is the reward for the effort everyone on this team puts into our race team. Thanks go out to everyone involved in making this win possible, Tony Stewart Racing, Knoxville Speedway, STP, all of our sponsors and all the fans who support Sprint Car Racing, everywhere." said Schatz.

Brian Brown of Grain Valley, MO, gave it all he had, hoping that this time, he would capture the win of the Knoxville Nationals. Brown came into tonight's event after having won the Thursday night qualifying feature, plus having also won the 360 Sprint Car, Knoxville Nationals, the week before this event. Brown definitely is a great competitor. Brown has scored multiple podium finishes at the Knoxville Nationals and this season crossed the start checkered line, for his great second place finish.

"It is a disappointment, we wanted to win. We had a heck of a run. Congratulations to Donny." Brown went on to say, " I'm so happy to be here tonight and look forward to coming back next year, to try again. Once I passed Donny at the top of the track, to lead a couple of laps, I thought that the top might just give me the edge. You really need to be focused, keep winning races. We've came close many times and perhaps maybe a little closer this time. I'm proud of what we have accomplished. You need to be confident, I want to thank all of our Sponsors, all of my team and all the great fans who make racing possible." said Brown.

Earning his very first Knoxville National's podium finish is Kerry Madsen of St. Marys, (NSW) Aus. who also races the WoO Sprint Car points season

"We just couldn't be prouder. It's just been so fantastic. It takes a lot to have a podium finish. It makes me feel like it's just going to get better. It's so fantastic to be on the podium at the Nationals. This event is definitely a challenge, it's just overwhelming and again, I'm just so proud to be here. I want to thank all of our sponsors, this great facility and all the fans." said Kerry Madsen.

With over one hundred Sprint Car teams turning out, for this huge Knoxville Raceway event, you have to know just how competitive the Knoxville Nationals are and just making it into the "A" Main event is definitely a feat to be proud of and it certainly is a great accomplishment. In fact every single team that travels to the Knoxville Nationals event, deserve recognition for their great efforts in this huge event. This is the 54th Knoxville Nationals and you just have to recognize the huge amount of people who work so hard to make this happen. Brian Stickle, General Manager and Promoter, has always represented Knoxville, with a smile, doing everything in his power to make it a congenial and exciting visit. A big "Thank You" to all the people at Knoxville Raceway for making this one of the greatest experiences in dirt track racing.

Craig Dollansky of Elk River, MN raced from a seventh place start to score in fourth, Justin Henderson of Tea, SD was fifth followed by Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN, Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, OK, Cody Darrah, Red Lion, PA, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, earned a transfer from the "B" Main to start twenty-third in this feature to race to his thirteenth place finish and is the Hard Charger of this race. Fourteenth went to Daryn Pittman of Owasso, OK, David Gravel, Watertown, CT, Sam Hafertepe, Jr, Sunnyvale, Texas, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci NSW - AUS, Lee Jacobs, Dalton, OH, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OH, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN.

"B", "C", "D" and "E" Main, finishes are as follows: Top four finishers from each of these Main's earn transfers.

"B Main": (Twenty-two laps): Brooke Tatnell, Clint Garner, Brad Sweet, Lee Jacobs, Greg Hodnett (PA), Lucas Wolfe (PA), Jason Johnson (LA), Ian Madsen (AUS), Jeff Swindell (TN), Don Droud, Jr. (NE), Danny Lasoski (MO), Bronson Maeschen (IA), Davey Heskin (MN), Cole Wood (CA), Dale Blaney (OH), Danny Dietrich (PA), Matt Moro (IA), Bill Balog (WI), Greg Wilson (OH), Bud Kaeding (CA), Jon Ajan (IA), 7TAZ Tasker Phillips (IA), Wayne Johnson (IA), Sheldon Haudenschild (OH).

"C" Main: (Fifteen laps): Dale Blaney, Greg Wilson, Danny Lasoski, Bud Kaeding, Cole Wood, Brandon Wimmer (IN), Jac Haudenschild (OH), Dusty Zomer (SD), Chad Kemenah (OH), Jack Dover (NE), Danny Holtgraver (PA), James McFadden (AUS), Jason Sides (TN), Seth Brahmer (NE), Andy Gregg (CA), Randy Hannagan (IN), Gary Taylor (WA), Caleb Helms (OH), Rico Abreu (CA), Brent Marks (PA), Steve Kinser (IN), Tony Bruce, Jr. (OK), Brad Loyet (MO), Jason Meyers (CA).

"D" Main: (Twelve laps): Brad Loyet, James McFadden, Jason Meyers, Jason Sides, Brady Bacon (OK), Colby Copeland (CA), Johnny Herrera (NM), Lynton Jeffrey (NM), Trey Starks (WA)Austin Johnson (IA), Josh Hodges (IA), Mike Moore (IA), Dustin Selvage (IA), Josh Schneiderman (IA), Glen Savukke (AUS), Jimmy Light (PA), Chris Martin (IA), Chris Shirek (ND), Dustin Clark (IA), Ed Lynch, Jr. (PA), Kaley Gharst (IL), Paige Polyak (OH), Cap Henry (OH), Danny Smith (OH).

"E" Main: (Ten laps): Jimmy Light, Chris Martin, Dustin Clark, Danny Smith, Logan Schuchart (PA), Jason Tostenson (MN), Rob Kubli (IA), Austen Wheatley (WA), Curtis Evans (MO), Tyler Courtney (IN), Bob Weuve (IA), Kody Kinser (IN), Jacob Allen (PA, Kory Crabtree (OH), TJ Peterson (IA), Kevin Ingle (SD), Dakota Hendrickson (NE), Skylar Prochaska (MN). (Hendrickson & Prochaska did not start this race).

In summation, every single Driver and Team, gave it all that they had, some of the very best drivers didn't make it into the "A" Feature. Every Driver and Team, who make it to the Knoxville Nationals,contribute to the success of all that it is. So much credit goes to all of these teams that come from far and near, to race the National's. Thanks to all of you for helping to make this happen. I "Kudos" also go out to all the fans who support this event, through thick and thin. Remember with out the fans, just what would racing be all about. It is a great gathering with great people. Hope to see you all back here at the 55th Knoxville Nationals.

 

 

Weir, Hesson, Sawmiller, and Iiams Win At Waynesfield

August 9, 2014

Clear blue skies was a welcoming sight at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio after mother nature toyed with the 1/3rd mile in previous weeks. Coming off the Jack Hewitt classic, non wing drivers were presented with yet another opportunity to take bragging race and show the traveling boys whose track it truly is. Jack Hewitt was once again on hand with his two-seat sprint car giving race fans the ride of their life trailing the A-main field in the opening laps. With the super moon overhead, racing under the lights seemed to be extra exciting on Richmond Gear night at the races.

The premiere event of the night featured a showdown between the local Buckeye Machine Non Wing sprints and the invading competitors of the Lane Automotive MTS sprints from Michigan. Top runners in the MTS traveling series were on hand for their chance to take the Waynesfield trophy and Richmond Gear prize pack back with them north. Thirty seven cars eventually signed in for the state rivalry with only twenty scheduled to take the green flag. The night started on a rough note when the 1H of Kevin Hawk tumbled end over end down the backstretch during warmups. Hawk was removed from the vehicle alert and talking with safety personnel. For his safety, Hawk was transported by ground to the hospital for a further evaluation. At the time of this release, no further information is known. All updates on his condition will be made available on the WRP website. Track management ask for everyone to send prayers to Hawk and his family during this difficult time.



In B-main action, Tyler Hewitt and Adam Cruea came away with transfer spots in the first B-main. Luke Hall and Mike Miller were able to do the same in the second B-main determining the starting field for the 25 lap Ohio vs Michigan feature. The 12 of Kent Wolters and the 23S of Kyle Simon led the field to the green flag with Scott Weir and Joss Moffatt looking on from row two. At the drop of the green flag, cars began to scatter all over the racing surface showing fans how exciting the race would be early on in the event. Kyle Simon led the opening lap with Wolters, Weir, and Moffatt closely behind. Those drivers got so close taking the field three wide out of turn four for the lead. The battle for the lead continued into turn one with no one letting the lead get away from them. Moffatt had his taste of the lead following the three way scuffle. Moffat lead the field until the yellow flew with just three laps in the books for the 53 of Steve Little. Little’s car came to stop on the top side of turn two prompting the caution. On the restart, the top four once again took the battle for the lead seriously and formed another cluster of cars all going for the lead. This run would not be as excited as the battle remained two wide. Cars came to a screeching halt near the halfway point with the 69R of Adam Cruea, who raced his way in through the B-main, flipped down the front stretch. Cruea climbed out from behind the wheel under his own power and walked back to the pits. During the cleanup, Tyler Hewitt elected to head to the hot pit to make repairs. He rejoined the rear of the field on the restart. With laps winding down, Scotty Weir made his run for the lead. Lap 21 was the money lap for Weir as Moffatt got caught up with lap traffic on the cushion. Weir put the 18S on the bottom sliding right by the 5J claiming the lead. Scotty Weir would go on to take the win. Moffatt finished in second with Mike Dunlap finishing third after making a late race run. The magic man Mike Miller picked up the hard charger award advancing double digits in the A-main.



The Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts hit the track for their 15 lap feature. Justin Durflinger was scheduled to start on the pole when his car was called in as a scratch to race control. With Durflinger a no-go for the start, Jeff Zwiebel moved up to start with the 518 of Jordan Iiams. As the green waved, Iiams took off like a veteran wheel man leading the opening lap. Lucas Fuller overtook Zwiebel for the second spot early on before the Yoder squad began to move in. Kolton Waughtel threw his 71 into the mix battling with almost everyone on the racing surface. Harvey Yoder began to challenge his brother David for a spot inside the top five. Yoder squared was able to pick up another position as Waughtel began to fade just a bit. Lucas Fuller was able to hold off a hard challenging Yoder with laps winding down. Jordan Iiams had a good lead over the field and took the victory. David Yoder picked up dual honors finishing in the runner up spot and the hard charger award. Lucas Fuller finished in third. The top three drivers picked up extra money from Best Performance Motorsports. Iiams also walked away with a nice prize pack courtesy of RIchmond Gear.



The Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints put on one killer show during their 20 lap feature event. Jake Hesson in the 5J and Riley VanHose in the 96 led the field to the green flag. The sprints did not even clear turn two when the red flag flew for the 42 of Ty Tilton who went over the banking in turn two. The car created a pathway in the Waynesfield corn field lining the track in turn two. Titlon climbed out of the car under his own power free of any injuries. Tow trucks had to get creative on how to remove the 42 from the corn field and bring the car back up the banking. The 39 of Cole Robertson also spun in the process exiting turn two. On the restart, Jake Hesson took the early lead shuffling VanHise back to second. It only took a few laps until lap traffic started to build creating some obstacles for Hesson. The lap traffic did not seem to faze him as Dunham and Winks could not pick up as much ground on the top spot as they wanted. As the halfway point closed in, the yellow flew for the 13 of Patrick Mead who came to a stop on the top side of turn one. The caution was just what VanHise needed as he jumped into the lead on the restart. VanHise started to pull away but was caught up to when second, third, and fourth place drivers turned some of the fastest lap times of the night. With cross flags displayed, a three wide battle developed exiting turn three returning the lead to the 5J of Hesson. VanHise began to fall like a rock as his second place spot faded further and further away. The following lap showed another yellow as VanHise stopped on the top side of turn two with a steering issue. He was not able to be pushed and required a wrecker escort off the racing surface. Second place was not the place to be as Rob Winks found himself in a similar situation as VanHise. Just after the restart, Winks pulled his number 55 into the infield giving up his second place spot. Two cautions would follow involving Brad Racer and Cole Robertson. The finals restart was unsuccessful for Chase Dunham as he made a nice move for the lead. Hesson would finish and collect his one way ticket to Best Performance Motorsports victory lane. Chase Dunham finished second with Rod Henning finishing in third. After failing post race inspection, Rod Henning was disqualified from the A-main. JR Wood advanced 14 spots to finish seventh picking up the Foz Speed Partz hard charger award.



Finally, the Block Insurance Tough Trucks took the track for 15 laps of action. Gabe Twining and Kevin Knittle led the field to the opening green flag. The field was stacked with drivers not commonly seen in the tough truck class, making the A-main extra racey. Twining took the early lead as Jerry Sawmiller and Roy Miller went door to door for second and third. Buzz Jacobs in the Hick’s number 33 looked on as the two went back and forth trading paint. Mike Sawmiller started on the outside of row three and decided to take a stab at the lead. The instinct paid off as Mike Sawmiller found himself in the top spot early on. Sawmiller would hold down the lead for the remainder of the race with help from him dad Jerry blocking the competition. Jacobs did manage to get around but did not have the power to challenge for the lead. Late in the race, Shane Jacobs went up on two wheels trying to gain a position in the middle of the pack. He commented about how much fun it was battling and hoped the fans got a kick out of the run. When the dust settled, Mike Sawmiller came away with the win. Buzz Jacobs finished in second with the second of the Sawmiller duo finishing in third. Aside from getting the win, Mike Sawmiller was also awarded the hard charger award.



Racing returns to Waynesfield Raceway Park next Saturday night, August 16 with another full program of racing including the Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints, Post Agri Service UMP Modifieds, Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints, Block Insurance Agency Tuff Trucks and the Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts. The night will also mark the second meet and greet between the fans and the drivers. All competitors in attendance will be signing autographs in the grandstands during intermission. Adult general admissions is just $12, Kids 11-15 are $6 with 10 & under FREE. Pit side gates open at 4PM and grandstand gates open at 5PM. Warm Ups are scheduled for 6PM with the first green flag flying at 7PM. Get all the latest information online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook, or by following @OfficialWRP on Twitter.



Winners in all classes this week received some aid on their racing bills courtesy of the Contingency Connection awards program. Waynesfield Raceway Park is a proud Contingency Connection track with nearly $100,000 in contingency awards up for grabs in 2014! The program offers drivers product certificate coupons in addition to their weekly payout to help keep their racing costs low. More information on the Contingency Connection is available online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net or by speaking with a track official.



RACE RESULTS



Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints (37 Cars) [#]-Starting Position Heat 1 - Heat 1 (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 5J-Joss Moffatt[8] ; 2. 2B-Mike Dunlap[2] ; 3. 14-Cooper Clouse[7] ; 4. 53-Steve Little[1] ; 5. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[10] ; 6. 14G-Gary Campbell[4] ; 7. 2X-Mike Galajda[9] ; 8. oo-Joey Irwin[5] ; 9. 5W-Jeff Williams[6] ; 10. 43G-Rob Guy[3] Heat 2 - Heat 2 (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 18S-Scott Weir[3] ; 2. 2-Dustin Ingle[6] ; 3. 32-Derek Hastings[9] ; 4. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[2] ; 5. 24L-Lee Underwood[5] ; 6. 63D-Jim Dues[7] ; 7. 14C-Andy Conley[8] ; 8. 25B-Mark Blausey[1] ; 9. 9-Dave Disinger[4] Heat 3 - Heat 3 (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 23S-Kyle Simon[3] ; 2. 19-Jimmy Snead[1] ; 3. 99-Todd Kane[7] ; 4. 22S-Dallas Hewitt[8] ; 5. 69R-Adam Cruea[6] ; 6. 5-Mark Silva[2] ; 7. 41J-Jeremy Powley[4] ; 8. 17-Kevin Myers[9] Heat 4 - Heat 4 (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 12-Kent Wolters[2] ; 2. 2M-Logan Hupp[3] ; 3. 44-Micheal Fischesser[1] ; 4. o-Steve Irwin[7] ; 5. 9N-Luke Hall[5] ; 6. 82-Mike Miller[6] ; 7. 72-Stratton Briggs[8] ; 8. 8-Lewie Christian[4] ; 9. 14D-Daryl Daurghtery[9] B-Main #1 - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[1] ; 2. 69R-Adam Cruea[2] ; 3. 5-Mark Silva[4] ; 4. 17-Kevin Myers[8] ; 5. 41J-Jeremy Powley[6] ; 6. 2X-Mike Galajda[5] ; 7. 5W-Jeff Williams[9] ; 8. 14G-Gary Campbell[3] ; 9. oo-Joey Irwin[7] ; 10. 14D-Daryl Daurghtery[10] B-Main #2 - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 9N-Luke Hall[2] ; 2. 82-Mike Miller[4] ; 3. 24L-Lee Underwood[1] ; 4. 63D-Jim Dues[3] ; 5. 72-Stratton Briggs[6] ; 6. 14C-Andy Conley[5] ; 7. 43G-Rob Guy[10] ; 8. 8-Lewie Christian[8] ; 9. 25B-Mark Blausey[7] A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 18S-Scott Weir[3]; 2. 5J-Joss Moffatt[4]; 3. 2B-Mike Dunlap[5]; 4. 23S-Kyle Simon[2]; 5. 2M-Logan Hupp[8]; 6. 19-Jimmy Snead[7]; 7. 2-Dustin Ingle[6]; 8. 82-Mike Miller[20]; 9. 9N-Luke Hall[18]; 10. 12-Kent Wolters[1]; 11. o-Steve Irwin[16]; 12. 44-Micheal Fischesser[12]; 13. 99-Todd Kane[11]; 14. 32-Derek Hastings[10]; 15. 22S-Dallas Hewitt[15]; 16. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[17]; 17. 14-Cooper Clouse[9]; 18. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[14]; 19. 53-Steve Little[13]; 20. 69R-Adam Cruea[19] Hard Charger: 82-Mike Miller[+12] Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints (23 Cars) [#]-Starting Position Heat 1 - Heat 1 (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 55-Rob Winks[3] ; 2. 5J-Jake Hesson[1] ; 3. OO-Michael Helterbran[5] ; 4. 81H-Anthony Haas[4] ; 5. 28K-Ron Kimmel[7] ; 6. 14-Gary Campbell[8] ; 7. 13-Patrick Mead[6] ; 8. 5-Dale Akiman[2] Heat 2 - Heat 2 (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 66-Chase Dunham[2] ; 2. 44-Ron Coleman[6] ; 3. 22B-Brad Racer[3] ; 4. 22-Gunnar Lucius[8] ; 5. 4*-Tyler Street[7] ; 6. 50-Craig Stower[5] ; 7. E99-Gage Etgen[4] ; 8. 17-Darin Collins[1] Heat 3 - Heat 3 (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 96-Riley VanHise[1] ; 2. 28H-Rod Henning[5] ; 3. 28J-Chris Bounds[2] ; 4. 39-Cole Roberson[3] ; 5. 11-Corey Bedwell[4] ; 6. 42-Ty Tilton[6] ; 7. 8JR-JR Wood[7] A-Main - (20 Laps) 1. 5J-Jake Hesson[1]; 2. 66-Chase Dunham[3]; 3. OO-Michael Helterbran[7]; 4. 22-Gunnar Lucius[11]; 5. 28J-Chris Bounds[9]; 6. 28K-Ron Kimmel[13]; 7. 8JR-JR Wood[21]; 8. 4*-Tyler Street[14]; 9. 81H-Anthony Haas[10]; 10. 11-Corey Bedwell[15]; 11. E99-Gage Etgen[20]; 12. 22B-Brad Racer[8]; 13. 50-Craig Stower[17]; 14. 14-Gary Campbell[16]; 15. 39-Cole Roberson[12]; 16. 44-Ron Coleman[5]; 17. 17-Darin Collins[23]; 18. 55-Rob Winks[4]; 19. 96-Riley VanHise[2]; 20. 5-Dale Akiman[22]; 21. 13-Patrick Mead[19]; 22. 42-Ty Tilton[18]; DQ. 28H-Rod Henning[6] Hard Charger: 8JR-JR Wood[+14] Block Insurance Tough Trucks (16 Trucks) [#]-Starting Position Heat 1 - Heat 1 (8 Laps - Top 11 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 1W-Matt Twining[1] ; 2. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[3] ; 3. 37-Roy Miller[7] ; 4. 82-Kevin Knittle[2] ; 5. 710-Ben Werling[4] ; 6. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[8] ; 7. 28-Larry Fox[5] ; 8. 9X-Mike Grigsby[6] Heat 2 - Heat 2 (8 Laps - Top 11 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 33-Buzz Jacobs[8] ; 2. 20K-Bill Keeler[4] ; 3. 60-Jerry Sawmiller[3] ; 4. 25G-Gabe Twining[1] ; 5. 316-Ben Hower[5] ; 6. OJ-Shane Jacobs[6] ; 7. 8-JJ Butler[7] ; 8. 69-Ron Tousley[2] A-Main - (15 Laps) 1. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[6]; 2. 33-Buzz Jacobs[7]; 3. 60-Jerry Sawmiller[3]; 4. 20K-Bill Keeler[5]; 5. 37-Roy Miller[4]; 6. 1W-Matt Twining[8]; 7. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[11]; 8. 25G-Gabe Twining[1]; 9. 710-Ben Werling[9]; 10. 82-Kevin Knittle[2]; 11. 28-Larry Fox[13]; 12. OJ-Shane Jacobs[12]; 13. 9X-Mike Grigsby[15]; 14. 316-Ben Hower[10]; 15. 8-JJ Butler[14] Hard Charger: 1S-Mike Sawmiller[+5] Indian Lake Outfitters Compacts (12 Cars) [#]-Starting Position Heat 1 - Heat 1 (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 82-Harvey Yoder[2] ; 2. 95-David Yoder[4] ; 3. 74-Lucas Fuller[3] ; 4. 518-Jordan Iiams[6] ; 5. 85G-Nick Glasgow[1] ; 6. 66Z-Matt McKinnon[5] Heat 2 - Heat 2 (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 27X-Robbie Tuttle[2] ; 2. 71-Kolton Waughtel[1] ; 3. 1H-Jeff Zwiebel[3] ; 4. 17-Justin Durflinger[5] ; 5. 34-James sorrell[4] ; 6. 3-Micheal Skeens[6] A-Main - (15 Laps) 1. 518-Jordan Iiams[2]; 2. 95-David Yoder[6]; 3. 74-Lucas Fuller[4]; 4. 82-Harvey Yoder[8]; 5. 71-Kolton Waughtel[5]; 6. 1H-Jeff Zwiebel[3]; 7. 66Z-Matt McKinnon[11]; 8. 34-James sorrell[10]; 9. 27X-Robbie Tuttle[7]; 10. 85G-Nick Glasgow[9]; 11. 3-Micheal Skeens[12] Hard Charger: 95-David Yoder[+4] 2014 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

 

Heath Wins at Skagit Speedway

8/9/14

Alger, WA – Sun drenched Skagit Speedway saw Colton Heath pick up his second win of the season in the 360 Sprint Car division. The employees of both Janicki Industries/Janicki Logging and Fastenal were on hand to watch as Heath was joined in victory lane by Cory Samuelson in the Sportsman Sprints and Matt Powers in the Outlaw Tuners.

At the drop of the green flag in the 360 Sprint main, Justin Youngquist set out to the lead with Heath a couple of car lengths behind. Heath showed a nose off the bottom of turn two twice, but never got a big enough run as Youngquist was good off the top in turn two. The race was delayed three times in the early goind, with Steve James spinning out on lap two and five and Phil Schemenauer causing the final caution of the race with a spin in turn four on lap seven. The rest of the race went uninterrupted with Youngquist in front and Heath keeping him within striking distance until the pair reached traffic. With slower traffic looming on lap 14, Heath made a bold move again to the inside of turn one, and Youngquist, who was passing a slower car on the high side, drifted too far up track to make a solid exit on turn two. Heath powered down the back straightway and into the lead at the point, as he continued to try and pass slower traffic. Tayler Malsam was within five car lengths around lap 20, but Heath kept his cool and held on to win his second main event of the year and extend his points lead in the division. Malsam, last week’s 410 winner, settled for second and Jason Solwold made a bold move in the final frame to score third. Malsam was your fast qualifier. The two heat race wins went to Mike Bollinger and Luke Didiuk.

Cory Samuelson drove a masterful race in the Sportsman Sprint division. Starting on the outside pole, Samuelson, the 17 year old from Lake Stevens, blasted into an early lead and was never seriously challenged and caution flags on lap 8 and 12 kept him out of slower traffic for most of the event. Samuelson crossed the line on lap 20 to grab his second win of the year, followed by Tyler Fox and Cory Swatzina in the second and third positions. Steve Parker set quick time. Swatzina and Robbie Price won the heat races.

Matt Powers was also masterful in his navigation of Skagit Speedway in the Outlaw tuner division. Powers led every lap of the 17 circuit main event, with Brian Michelson and Brandon Berg hot on his tail for most of the contest. Powers hit his marks beautifully on the high side of the track in on e of, if not the only, rear wheel drive car in the division to score his first win in over a year. Berg passed Michelson late to claim second, relegating Brian to a podium finish in third. Heat race winners were Berg and Cliff Ballenger.

360 Sprint Cars Fast Time – Tayler Malsam 11.746 Heat 1 – Mike Bollinger, Tayler Malsam, Eric Fisher, Jason Solwold, Colton Heath, Brock Lemley, Steve James, Daniel Cernich Heat 2 – Luke Didiuk, Justin Youngquist, Steve Reeves, Matt Jensen, Cale Brooke, Zeth Custer, Phile Schemenauer Main – Colton Heath, Tayler Malsam, Jason Solwold, Justin Youngquist, Eric Fisher, Luke Didiuk, Mike Bollinger, Steve Reeves, Matt Jensen, Cale Brooke, Zeth Custer, Phil Schemenauer, Steve James, Brock Lemley Lap Leaders – Youngquist 1-13 Heath 14-25

Sportsman Sprints Fast Time – Steve Parker 12.649 Heat 1 – Cory Swatzina, Steve Parker, Cory Samuelson, James Bundy, Ashley Lewellen, Dave Mead, Brett McGhie, Bill Rude, Greg Otis Heat 2 – Robbie Price, Tyler Fox, Steve Kilcup, Kelsey Carpenter, Sean Johnson, Roger Oudman, Joe Lyon Main – Cory Samuelson, Tyler Fox, Cory Swatzina, Kelsey Carpenter, Robbie Price, Steve Parker, James Bundy, Greg Otis, Ashley Lewellen, Dave Mead, Clayton Sibley, Joe Lyon, Brett McGhie, Steve Kilcup, Sean Johnson, Roger Oudman, Daniel McGrew, Bill Rude Lap Leaders – Samuelson 1-20

Outlaw Tuners Heat 1 – Cliff Ballenger, Becky Boudreau, Brian Michelson, Duane Warner, Howard Vos, Jason Butenschoen, Clint Meins, Tom Warner Heat 2 – Brandon Berg, Matt Powers, Tina Thibert, Pascal Warner, Patrick Adams, Adam Nelson Main – Matt Powers, Brandon Berg, Brian Michelson, Freddie Vela, Becky Boudreau, Cliff Ballenger, Patrick Adams, Pascal Warner, Tina Thibert, Adam Nelson, Jason Butenschoen, Howard Vos, Duane Warner Lap Leaders – Powers 1-17

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

August 9, 2014

RACE RESULTS

Richmond Gear Night

Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints (37 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

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

1. 5J-Joss Moffatt[8]

2. 2B-Mike Dunlap[2]

3. 14-Cooper Clouse[7]

4. 53-Steve Little[1]

5. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[10]

6. 14G-Gary Campbell[4]

7. 2X-Mike Galajda[9]

8. oo-Joey Irwin[5]

9. 5W-Jeff Williams[6]

10. 43G-Rob Guy[3]

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

1. 18S-Scott Weir[3]

2. 2-Dustin Ingle[6]

3. 32-Derek Hastings[9]

4. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[2]

5. 24L-Lee Underwood[5]

6. 63D-Jim Dues[7]

7. 14C-Andy Conley[8]

8. 25B-Mark Blausey[1]

9. 9-Dave Disinger[4]

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

1. 23S-Kyle Simon[3]

2. 19-Jimmy Snead[1]

3. 99-Todd Kane[7]

4. 22S-Dallas Hewitt[8]

5. 69R-Adam Cruea[6]

6. 5-Mark Silva[2]

7. 41J-Jeremy Powley[4]

8. 17-Kevin Myers[9]

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

1. 12-Kent Wolters[2]

2. 2M-Logan Hupp[3]

3. 44-Micheal Fischesser[1]

4. o-Steve Irwin[7]

5. 9N-Luke Hall[5]

6. 82-Mike Miller[6]

7. 72-Stratton Briggs[8]

8. 8-Lewie Christian[4]

9. 14D-Daryl Daurghtery[9]

B-Main #1 - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[1]

2. 69R-Adam Cruea[2]

3. 5-Mark Silva[4]

4. 17-Kevin Myers[8]

5. 41J-Jeremy Powley[6]

6. 2X-Mike Galajda[5]

7. 5W-Jeff Williams[9]

8. 14G-Gary Campbell[3]

9. oo-Joey Irwin[7]

10. 14D-Daryl Daurghtery[10]

B-Main #2 - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 9N-Luke Hall[2]

2. 82-Mike Miller[4]

3. 24L-Lee Underwood[1]

4. 63D-Jim Dues[3]

5. 72-Stratton Briggs[6]

6. 14C-Andy Conley[5]

7. 43G-Rob Guy[10]

8. 8-Lewie Christian[8]

9. 25B-Mark Blausey[7]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 18S-Scott Weir[3]

2. 5J-Joss Moffatt[4]

3. 2B-Mike Dunlap[5]

4. 23S-Kyle Simon[2]

5. 2M-Logan Hupp[8]

6. 19-Jimmy Snead[7]

7. 2-Dustin Ingle[6]

8. 82-Mike Miller[20]

9. 9N-Luke Hall[18]

10. 12-Kent Wolters[1]

11. o-Steve Irwin[16]

12. 44-Micheal Fischesser[12]

13. 99-Todd Kane[11]

14. 32-Derek Hastings[10]

15. 22S-Dallas Hewitt[15]

16. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[17]

17. 14-Cooper Clouse[9]

18. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[14]

19. 53-Steve Little[13]

20. 69R-Adam Cruea[19]

Hard Charger: 82-Mike Miller[+12]

 

 

Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Driver Autograph/Ovarian Cancer Awareness Night presented by JP Jewelers

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodifieds

Novelis Supermodified Main (50-laps): 1. 99 - Joey Payne, 2. 55 - Keith Shampine, 3. 00 - Joe Gosek, 4. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 5. 52 - David Danzer, 6. 22 - Pat Lavery, 7. 50 - Dave Gruel, 8. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 9. 37 - Randy Ritskes, 10. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 11. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 12. 66 - Lou LeVea Sr, 13. 68 - Michael Barnes, 14. 0 - Tim Snyder, 15. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 16. 18 - Howard Page, 17. 45 - Mike Barbera, 18. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 19. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 20. 90 - Kody Graham, 21. 01 - Dan Connors Jr, 22. 75 - Gene Lee Gibson

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #52 - Dave Danzer

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #55 - Keith Shampine

Radical Race Gear Lap Leader: #99 - Joey Payne

Heat #1 (12-laps, all qualify): 1. 52 - David Danzer, 2. 37 - Randy Ritskes, 3. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 4. 68 - Michael Barnes, 5. 0 - Tim Snyder, 6. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 7. 66 - Lou LeVea sr.

Heat #2 (12-laps, all qualify): 1. 99 - Joey Payne, 2. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 3. 50 - Dave Gruel, 4. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 5. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 6. 18 - Howard Page, 7. 56 - Hal LaTulip

Heat #3 (12-laps, all qualify): 1. 90 - Kody Graham, 2. 55 - Keith Shampine, 3. 00 - Joe Gosek, 4. 22 - Pat Lavery, 5. 01 - Dan Connors Jr., 6. 45 - Mike Barbera, 7. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr., 8. 75 - Gene Lee Gibson

Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers

Pathfinder Bank SBS Main (30-laps): 1. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 2. 93 - JJ Andrews, 3. 3 - Chris Proud, 4. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 5. 2 - Bobby Magner, 6. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 7. 02 - Jesse Bearup, 8. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 9. 27 - David LaTulip, 10. 57 - Danny Abt, 11. 21 - Rob Pullen, 12. 8 - Josh Kerr, 13. 90 - Greg O'Connor, 14. 73 - Alex Hoag, 15. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 16. 22 - Mike Bruce, 17. 9 - Jack Patrick, 18. 47 - Jon Tesoriero, 19. 98 - Jason Simmons, 20. 76 - Scott Shafer, 21. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 22. 67 - Dave Cliff, 23. 54 - Camden Proud

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #01 - Dalton Doyle

Nice Price Auto Sales Up & Comer: #02 - Jesse Bearup

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader: #22 - Mike Bruce

White's Car Care 4th Place Award: #01 - Dalton Doyle

Heat #1 (10-laps, all qualify): 1. 8 - Josh Kerr, 2. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 3. 57 - Danny Abt, 4. 54 - Camden Proud, 5. 3 - Chris Proud, 6. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 7. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 8. 76 - Scott Shafer

Heat #2 (10-laps, all qualify): 1. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 2. 93 - JJ Andrews, 3. 21 - Rob Pullen, 4. 9 - Jack Patrick, 5. 2 - Bob Magner, 6. 90 - Greg O'Connor, 7. 47 - Jon Tesoriero, 8. 27 - David LaTulip

Heat #3 (10-laps, all qualify): 1. 22 - Mike Bruce, 2. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 3. 98 - Jason Simmons, 4. 67 - Dave Cliff, 5. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 6. 02 - Jesse Bearup, 7. 73 - Alex Hoag

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: POIRIER, HUNSINGER, DICKIE, LAFANTAISIE, & ABRAHAMSSON TAKE WINS ON NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (August 8, 2014) – 129 drivers signed in to race on Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance "ESS versus Corr/Pak" night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday night. Steve Poirier, Ryan Hunsinger, Chris Dickie, Tyler Lafantaisie, and Patrick Abrahamsson visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT - FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2014 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE "ESS VS. CORR/PAK" NIGHT TOTAL ENTRIES - 129

----------------------------------------------------------- EMPIRE SUPER SPRINTS VERSUS CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS (24 entries)

Steve Poirier added another notch in his Ohsweken Speedway belt by taking his 7th career feature win at the track in Friday's ESS vs. Corr/Pak event. The 25 lap feature began with a wild flip for 4th starter Jeremy Hughes which brought out the red flag before the first lap was completed. Hughes climbed uninjured from his heavily-damaged car. The remainder of the race ran uninterrupted. Kevin Ward, Jr. took the lead early, while Poirier moved from 10th to 5th on the first lap, and into 2nd by lap 5. Poirier drove around Ward and into the lead on lap 11, but gave the lead back to Ward on lap 14 when he hit a bump and nearly flipped in turn 1. Poirier retook the lead on lap 19, clinched the win a few laps later with a daring move to put several lapped cars behind him, and went on to win by 1.625 seconds over Ward, while Jason Barney, Mitch Brown, and Jeff Cook took top 5 finishes. Corr/Pak championship points leader Glenn Styres was the hard charger, after he moved from his provisional 23rd starting spot to finish 7th.

A-FEATURE (25 laps) Position. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 28fm Steve Poirier (10) 2. 13 Kevin Ward, Jr. (1) 3. 87 Jason Barney (5) 4. 10b Mitch Brown (8) 5. 10 Jeff Cook (9) 6. 19k Paul Kinney (2) 7. 0 Glenn Styres (23) 8. 77 Dain Naida (6) 9. 422 Etienne Girard (15) 10. 14h Jim Huppunen (12) 11. 11 Jamie Turner (3) 12. 5 Keith Dempster (13) 13. 90 Matt Tanner (18) 14. 98 Joe Trenca (7) 15. 2 Dave Axton (14) 16. 3r Shane Ross (19) 17. 99a Tim Axton (11) 18. 49 Todd Hoddick (20) 19. 5c Conor Mahoney (16) 20. 19 Cory Turner (21) 21. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (17) 22. 6 Curtis Gartly (22) DNF. 10j Jeremy Hughes (4) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders – Kevin Ward, Jr. (1-10, 15-18), Steve Poirier (11-14, 19-25)

HEAT RACE #1 (10 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 87 Jason Barney (Constantia, NY), 2. 19k Paul Kinney (Canastota, NY), 3. 28fm Steve Poirier (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC), 4. 99a Tim Axton (Aurburn, NY), 5. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 6. 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown), 7. 3r Shane Ross (Thedford), DNF. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne). Time - 2:21.930

HEAT RACE #2 (10 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 77 Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 2. 10b Mitch Brown (Brantford), 3. 10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington), 4. 13 Kevin Ward, Jr. (Port Leyden, NY), 5. 2 Dave Axton (Port Byron, NY), 6. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams), 7. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre), DNF. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken). Time - 2:23.059

HEAT RACE #3 (10 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 10 Jeff Cook (Antwerp, NY), 2. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland), 3. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre), 4. 98 Joe Trenca (Clay, NY), 5. 422 Etienne Girard (Saint-Germain, QC), 6. 90 Matt Tanner (Stephentown, NY), 7. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 8. 6 Curtis Gartly (Thamesford). Time - 2:24.805

B-FEATURE (10 laps - Top 4 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 3r Shane Ross, 2. 49 Todd Hoddick, 3. 19 Cory Turner, 4. 6 Curtis Gartly, 5. 0 Glenn Styres, DNF. 5d Dave Dykstra. Time - 2:28.422

PROVISIONAL A-FEATURE STARTERS: 0 Glenn Styres (Corr/Pak)

----------------------------------------------------------- STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (14 entries)

Ryan Hunsinger took his 4th feature win of the season on Friday, answering fellow championship contender Aaron Turkey, who was the most recent winner heading into the night. Hunsinger started 8th and got by Kyle Durnin to take the lead on lap 8, while Turkey got by Durnin for the 2nd spot on lap 9. Turkey started to cut into Hunsinger's lead in the late going, but ran out of time as Hunsinger took the win by 0.749 seconds. Turkey took 2nd, followed by Durnin, Jake Brown, and Dylan Westbrook. The race was red flagged twice as Ed Green and Greg Smulders flipped together in turn 4, while Paul Lang went for a wild ride in turn 1. All drivers were uninjured.

A-FEATURE (15 laps) Position. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (8) 2. 68 Aaron Turkey (14) 3. 43k Kyle Durnin (3) 4. 1-10 Jake Brown (9) 5. 47x Dylan Westbrook (13) 6. 55 Mike Thorne (2) 7. 00 Mark Czuba (12) 8. 38 Tyler Hendricks (6) 9. 12 Brad Herron (7) 10. 18x Davey Boughton (1) DNF. 6L Paul Lang (4) DNF. 18 Josh Shantz (5) DNF. 54 Ed Green (10) DNF. 4 Greg Smulders (11) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders - Kyle Durnin (1-7), Ryan Hunsinger (8-15)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 2. 43k Kyle Durnin (Cambridge), 3. 6L Paul Lang (Port Colborne), 4. 12 Brad Herron (Waterford), 5. 38 Tyler Hendricks (Pain Court), 6. 18 Josh Shantz (St. Agatha), DNF. 18x Davey Boughton (Carlisle). Time - 1:32.796

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 1-10 Jake Brown (Brantford), 2. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (Stouffville), 3. 00 Mark Czuba (Burlington), 4. 68 Aaron Turkey (Ohsweken), 5. 47x Dylan Westbrook (Oakland), 6. 4 Greg Smulders (Dorchester), 7. 54 Ed Green (). Time - 1:32.533

 

 

Matus, Johnson, Swartzlander and Fosnaught victorious on Nostalgia Night

Sarver, PA (August 8, 2014) After years of either being rained out or suffering through sweltering heat, Nostalgia Night was finally privy to perfect weather and dozens of legendary drivers came back to the Action Track for the annual Nostalgia Night hosted by Don Gamble and his crew. With his Hall of Fame grandfather on hand and celebrating his 20th Birthday, Brandon Matus was hammer down around the top of both turns to win his second Peoples TWP Sprint feature of the season. Future Hall of Famers Davey Johnson and Brian Swartzlander held off young guns Jared Miley and Rex King Jr. to make their triumphant returns to Sheetz Victory Lane. And after a dramatic and disappointing finish to last week�s Pic-A-Part Sportsman feature, Jim Fosnaught dominated this week�s feature to record his fifth win of the season; the most in all of Fab Four Racing.

Michael Bauer and 2013 Track Champion Brandon Spithaler led the Peoples TWP DIRTcar Sprint field to the green flag and Spithaler took the early lead. By lap four, Matus was breathing down Spithaler�s neck and a restart was all the third-generation star needed to grab the lead. By lap 11, Spithaler briefly reeled Matus back in as he measured up the fast approaching lapped traffic, but once clear of the lappers, Matus pulled away again in clean air. Spithaler surrendered second place on lap 14 as he rolled into the infield due to overheating. Budweiser Points leader Carl Bowser dispatched Eric Williams late in the race for second, but could not track down Matus who drove away with his second win of the season and chipped away at Bowser�s points lead.

Bowser�s second place finish maintained a 40-point lead heading into the final two weeks of the season. Eric Williams raced home third ahead of Billy Dietrich and Mike Lutz. AJ Flick, Cory Good, Brent Matus, Michael Bauer and George Hobaugh Jr. rounded out the top ten. Dietrich and Williams ran away with heat race wins to start the night.

Local legends Chub Frank and Davey Johnson led the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Model field to green for the Dave Hoffman Memorial, but a slow roll to the green by Frank resulted in a huge pile-up behind him before several drivers could even take the green flag; Mike Pegher Jr. and Dan Swartzlander broke and were scored DNF even though they didn�t really even get to start. After a complete restart, Johnson took the lead around the top of turns one & two and Miley challenged Frank for second. By lap three, Miley got past Frank and started to reel in Johnson. Miley briefly took the lead on lap eight, but Johnson fought back and regained the lead on lap nine around the top of turns one & two. Unfortunately, a series of wrecks behind them spoiled what could have been an amazing race, but the finish was well worth the wait.

The final caution waved on lap 17 when longtime rivals John Flinner and Gary Lyle battled door-to-door in turns three & four and down the front chute, but eventually clipped Herman Bertolini who spun hard into the wall. The result was another multi-car pile-up and a red flag was shown to clear the wreckage. Chub Frank surrendered fifth by taking his car to the pits under caution, but did return to tail the field. On the restart, Johnson and Miley were on the front row, while title combatants Alex Ferree and Russ King rolled back to green from the second row. Johnson beat Miley to turn one and held the lead coming out of two and while Miley tried high and low at both ends of the Action Track, he never did find his way back around Johnson who rolled to Sheetz Victory Lane for the 11th time in his career. A longtime traveler, Johnson would surely be much, much higher on the all time wins list if he focused on local competition, but has been a fan favorite for decades and it�s always great to see him back in Sheetz Victory Lane. Especially happy to see him win was Mary Hoffman, wife of the late Hall of Fame driver Dave Hoffman whom the race was memorialized for.

Jared Miley chased him the whole way to the checkered flag for a second place finish ahead of Russ King, Alex Ferree and Michael Norris. John Garvin Jr. was sixth, Chub Frank recovered to finish seventh, Modified greats Brian Swartzlander and Dave Murdick finished eighth and ninth ahead of Ken Schaltenbrand in tenth. Alex Ferree and future Hall of Famer John Flinner won their respective heat races.

Just minutes after dueling in their respective Late Model rides, (owned by Jim Detman and Jim Pitkavish respectively), Brian Swartzlander and Dave Murdick hopped into their own Modifieds and resumed their battle in the Diehl Auto Group DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modifieds. Murdick started outside Rex King Sr. and Swartzlander was right behind him on the second row flanking Jeremiah Shingledecker; two rows of heavy hitters. Murdick took the early advantage, but Swartzlander drove by him thundering off the exit to turn four to lead lap three. But on lap 11, Swartzlander uncharacteristically slid off the top of turn two and surrendered the lead to Murdick who looked like he would drive away with his third win of the season. Unfortunately, his drive shaft had other ideas and Murdick rolled to a stop on lap 21. Swartzlander inherited the lead he had lost 10 laps earlier, but was flanked by Budweiser Points leader Rex King Jr. on the restart. Swartzlander chose the outside of the front row and the decision paid off, as he rolled to his fourth win of the season and 85th of his Lernerville career to extend his All Time division lead.

Rex King Jr. would settle for a rock solid points night with a feature win and a second place finish. He carries a 28-point lead into the final two races of the season. Rex King Sr. followed his son to the checkered flag in third. Steve Feder turned in another top five finish in fourth ahead of Tom Winkle in fifth. Jeff Miller, Bob Warren, Carl Murdick, Rick Regalski and Rodney Beltz rounded out the Diehl Top Ten. Jeremiah Shingledecker (steering issues) joined Dave Murdick in the DNF category. Swartzlander and King Jr. were victorious in heat race action.

After a wild and wooly finish last Friday, the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman feature was relatively uneventful and Bud Points leader Jim Fosnaught dominated the 20-lapper to secure his fifth feature win of the season without being serious challenged. Fosnaught, like King, will carry a 28-point lead into the final two weeks of the season.

Aaron Easler prevailed over All Time Sportsman/Stock wins leader Joe Kelley for second after a spirited battle in the closing laps. Mark Sanders and Mike Miller turned in top five finishes, while Corey McPherson, Terry Young, Rob Shook, Pat Hanley and Brett McDonald rounded out the top ten. Joe Kelley, Mike Miller and Rob Shook checkered their respective heat races.

Next Friday, August 15 is Turner Dairy Farm Night and the makers of Pittsburgh�s favorite Iced Teas, will be on hand with samples in the TeaBird which will then pace the Fab Four features. Finally, the 2014 season will come to a close with Championship Night on Friday, August 22.

 

54th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals

(Knoxville, IA, 08/08/2014) In a last ditch effort, Shane Stewart of Bixby, OK, racing the Larson Marks Racing #2 Sprint powered across the start finish line to score the win of the 54th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals twenty-five lap qualifying feature race.

"It just worked out for me. I was going to be happy finishing in second. We've had an up and down season. This is a testament to all my guys who have worked so hard. I'm excited to have this opportunity. I love this place and come here confident. I'm excited for this opportunity to race the Larson Marks Racing sprint. In the past it's been a hit and a miss, jumping from car to car. I can't imagine what it would be like, to be Donny Schatz. He shows confidence, like it's just another race for him. It shows he doesn't make mistakes. I have had podium finishes here, sat along side with Donny. I respect his ability and his confidence. You have to work for it. I want to win this." said Stewart. Stewart qualified fourth fast turning a 15.019 second lap, finished second in his Heat Race and started the "A" Main in sixth.

Having raced a near perfect race, Kraig Kinser of Bloomington, IN, raced from his second place start into the lead. K. Kinser had a great run, holding all at bay, until the last half of the last lap, when Stewart shot by.

"I wanted to win this but I'm happy with second, it's an accomplishment for me. I felt great around the end and then I heard Shane coming up along side me and I went back to the bottom. I have a great car. The bottom was the best, I had just made the mistake. It is what it is. We have good people behind us. This will help us tomorrow. We have a solid car and we're not that far off. Thanks to all my guys and sponsors." said K. Kinser. K. Kinser qualified thirteenth fast, finished second in the third Heat Race and started the "A" Main in second.

Mark Dobmeier of Grand Forks, ND crossed the start finish line in third, truly earning this podium finish.

Dobmeier led out the opening lap and raced in the top three throughout this twenty-five lap feature. " I raced the top" said Dobmeier, which was probably a good choice with K. Kinser racing the bottom in the lead.

Dobmeier drove a great race, clocking in fourteenth fast in qualifying, finished third in the fourth Heat Race, then earned a lead start in the "A" Main.

Fifty-two Sprints were in this qualifying race and were scheduled to race this event on Wednesday. With rain deciding that it would win out over all, the schedule had to be tweaked and this group were rescheduled to this Friday night show, with Thursday, qualifying race, running as planned.

Donny Schatz (ND), winner of seven Knoxville Nationals, crossed the line in fourth, but that was all he needed, since he had earned the most points during these qualifying events to earn the pole start in the big $150,000. to win, 54th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals.

David Gravel (CT), was fifth, followed by Craig Dollansky (MN), who had set fast time, clocking in a 14.934 second run, the only driver in this field to score below fifteen seconds.

Seventh place went to Justin Henderson (SD), then it was, Brooke Tatnell (AUS), Lee Jacobs (OH), Danny Dietrich (PA), Don Droud, Jr. (NE), Greg Hodnett (PA), Daryn Pittman (OK), Davey Heskin (MN), Sammy Swindell (TN), Wayne Johnson (IA), Brad Sweet (CA), Randy Hannigan (IN), Tim Kaeding (CA), Tony Bruce, Jr. (OK), Greg Wilson (OH), Josh Hodges (NM), Jac Haudenschild (OH), Tim Shaffer (PA).

"C" & "B" Mains and Heat Race finishes, are as follows: (PLEASE NOTE: All times, finishes, etc. are unofficial)

"C" Main: Bronson Maeschen (IA), Dakota Hendrickson (NE), Lynton Jeffrey (IA), Josh Schniderman (IA), Austen Wheatley (WA), Jason Tostenson (MN), Kevin Ingle (SD), Dustin Clark, Bob Weuve (IA), TJ Peterson (IA), Kory Crabtree (OH), AJ Moeller (IA), Critter Malone (IN).

"B" Main: T. Kaeding, Pitman, Swindell, Sweet, Tasker Phillips (IA), Bud Kaeding (CA), Brady Bacon (OK), Brad Loyet (MO), Caleb Helms (OH), Andy Gregg (CA), Maeschen, Colby Copeland (CA), Jeffrey, Paige Pilyak (OH), Schniderman, Jacob Allen (PA), Danny Smith (OH), Johnny Herrera (NM), Glen Saville (AUS), Christopher Bell (OK), Hendrickson, Brian Paulus (IN), Jason Sides (TN), RJ Johnson (FL).

 

 

Bryan Howland Outsmarts Patriot Sprint Tour Field in Einstein Construction Group Showcase at Yates County

Rich Vleck, DUNDEE, NY, (August 8, 2014)- Since winning at McKean County in his first race of the season back in May, Bryan Howland has struggled to find the speed synonymous with his No. 51; but when he and his team brought out a trusted piece Friday Night he rekindled his form quickly.

Howland, 27, of Auburn, NY, led all 25 laps of the lone Patriot Sprint Tour event at Yates County Speedway in 2014, claiming the $2,000 Einstein Construction Group Showcase. It was the 25th win of Flyin’ Bryan’s Patriot Sprint Tour Career, but the first since the birth of his son, Bryson, just over a month ago.

“It was a good effort by all of our guys,” added Howland. “We pulled this car out of the back of the garage after we had some problems with our other car pretty much the whole season. I told the guys we’ve been making the mistake keeping this one tucked away, we should have been racing it all year long, and they got it dialed right in.”

Howland drew the ninth starting position in heat race two, but was able to drive up to a fifth place finish, good enough to qualify for the redraw. After landing the fourth starting spot in the A-Main, he was the highest starting driver that had won previously at Yates County, formerly known as Black Rock. On the initial start, the front row was deemed to have started early and were moved back a row, putting Howland on the outside pole, which made it easy for the Filtrec No. 51 to jump out front and stay there.

After a red flag on the initial start for a hard flip by Clint Ide, a long green flag stretch would ensue, with Howland being able to slice through lapped traffic seemingly with ease, but as the four-time series champion controlled the action out front, current series point leader Jared Zimbardi was busy closing the gap.

Zimbardi drew the eighth starting spot, but was able to move to third by lap nine, three laps later, “The Juice” took over the runner-up spot. On lap 18, Jared Fink got spun just in front of the leaders right in the middle of the track and Zimbardi had to do some impressive work to slam on the brakes, throw his No. 35 sideways and then straighten it out again to miss Fink’s No. 21F. Not only was he able to avoid the stopped car, but the yellow flag gave him an opportunity to restart right behind Howland. Howland had a plan for the restart though.

“I was trying to wait until the second (start) line to keep everyone slowed up,” reflected Howland afterwards. “I’m not sure if it worked but I saw Jared (pull up to the inside of him) off of two on the last restart, but I knew the way I was running through (turns) three and four that I had him covered there but I was nervous hitting lapped traffic again there at the end.”

On the final circuit, Howland made a swift maneuver to clear a final lapped car and give himself a cushion to hold off Zimbardi. It was the second career win for Howland in Dundee.

“It feels pretty good,” reflected Howland in Victory Lane. “Coming back here to the Yates County Speedway, it’s always fun, it’s always challenging and you know there is always going to be a tough group of cars so to pull off a win it’s pretty important.”

Zimbardi was pleased with the runner-up showing, especially considering that he had to come from eighth. He also noted that he recognized that historically, when Howland has a good car, he won’t make a mistake with it.

Completing the podium was Parker Evans, a rookie 360 competitor who has taken a liking to Yates County. After winning heat race one for his second heat race score of the year at the 4/10-mile oval, the Owego, NY youngster ran steady throughout the feature for his career-best finish.

After the final restart on lap 18, past YCS winners Justin Barger and Robbie Stillwaggon had their respective cars come to life. The duo would battle hard to the finish, with Barger just edging out the defending race winner at the finish line. Earlier in the night, Barger won his heat, while Stillwaggon scored the win in the Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame Dash.

Danny Varin was impressive in his first career PST start, placing in sixth, just ahead of Kyle Drum, who was seventh a day after his 30th birthday. Steve Collins won his heat race at arguably his best track and finished in eighth. Teenager Jordan Thomas finished ninth in his first 360 start at YCS while veteran Don Adamczyk completed the top 10.

An impressive 27 sprint cars filed in to the pits on a perfect weather night. The qualifiers were without issue but in the feature, the red flag would have to be displayed twice, the first for B-Main Winner Clint Ide’s flip on the first lap. After the lone caution on lap 18, the restart saw Brad Knab’s front axle fold up and break his steering, leaving nowhere for Paul Habeck to go. Habeck’s No. 25H would have a hard flip. All drivers would walk away uninjured.

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Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Results: 8/8/14, Yates County Speedway, DUNDEE, NY.

A-Main (25 Laps)- 1. Bryan Howland (51), 2. Jared Zimbardi (35), 3. Parker Evans (61), 4. Justin Barger (5), 5. Robbie Stillwaggon (89), 6. Danny Varin (00v), 7. Kyle Drum (47), 8. Steve Collins (67), 9. Jordan Thomas (79), 10. Don Adamczyk (21), 11. Darryl Ruggles (48JR), 12. George Suprick (87), 13. Dave Just (54J), 14. Scott Just (54JR), 15. Steve Glover (121), 16. Stan Zanchin (94), 17. Derek Jonathan (81), 18. Steven Hutchinson Jr. (2), 19. Alysha Ruggles (48A), 20. Brad Knab (38), 21. Paul Habeck (25H), 22. Jared Fink (21F), 23. Scott Kreutter (10B), 24. Clint Ide (3).

Lap Leaders- Howland 1-25.

Provisional Starters: Jonathan, Glover.

Did Not Qualify (3): Graves, Lorenc, Wickham.

B-Main (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer to A-Main)- 1. Clint Ide (3), 2. Stan Zanchin (94), 3. Alysha Ruggles (48A), 4. Scott Just (54JR), 5. Dane Lorenc (00), 6. Derek Jonathan (81), 7. Steve Glover (121), 8. Dave Wickham (80), 9. Tyler Graves (25G).

Four Laps of Fame (4 Laps)- 1. Robbie Stillwaggon (89), 2. Scott Kreutter (10B), 3. Dave Just (54J), 4. Don Adamczyk (21), 5. Darryl Ruggles (48JR), 6. Jordan Thomas (79).

Heats (8 Laps Each, TOP 6 TRANSFER TO A-MAIN)-

Race 1: EVANS, KNAB, ZIMBARDI, D. RUGGLES, DRUM, SUPRICK, A. Ruggles, Jonathan, Glover.

Race 2: COLLINS, KREUTTER, STILLWAGGON, THOMAS, HOWLAND, HUTCHINSON, Ide, Lorenc, Wickham.

Race 3: BARGER, VARIN, D. JUST, ADAMCZYK, HABECK, FINK, Zanchin, S. Just, Graves.

Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Point Standings (Top 10)- Zimbardi 1687, Collins 1494, Knab 1449, D. Just 1438, S. Just 1369, Jonathan 1360, Kreutter 1333, Lorenc 1313, Evans 1257, Graves 1245.

Four Laps of Fame Dash Series Point Standings (Top Five)- D. Just 21, Polyak 17, Knab 16, Eavns 14, Collins 12.

Hard Charger of the Season Point Standings (Top Five)- Polyak and Lorenc 31, Glover 27, Kreutter and S. Just 23.

 

 

54th FVP Knoxville Nationals

ARTICLE BY: Gaye Carmichael, Motor Sports Journalist gayec@att.net (530) 409-0646 Member of AARWBA (American Auto Racing Writers Broadcasters Assoc.)

(Knoxville, IA, 08/07/2014) The first qualifying race of the 54th FVP Knoxville Nationals, had Brian Brown collecting yet another win, here, having won the 360 Nationals Title and now wins the opening qualifier night race event at the 410 Knoxville Nationals.

"We hadn't expected anything. The last month of racing has just been incredible. Donny Schatz, ( the current points leader in the World of Outlaws) at the Nationals is tough. Schatz just seems to have the Knoxville Speedway dialed in, continuously winning races, so we keep looking forward to winning a 410 race here. It's pretty special having won the 360 Nationals, it's also pretty special, to follow up with this win in tonight's 410 sprint car qualifying event. We've ran this same car in the last two Knoxville Nationals." said Brown. (Brown currently is in second place in the Nationals point system. Once all the teams have raced, earning their points, the points will determine how, where and when, these Drivers will be racing at the final day of this event, the #150,000 to win 54th Knoxville Nationals.

Taking second at the finish line, was Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

"I thought we were good. We managed to race through traffic and it was awesome. I thought I'd be able to hold Brian (Brown) off, but he had such a good car. I haven't raced 410 sprints much this season, maybe about six times. We hung in there and scored in second at the checkered flag. I want to thank my sponsors, Lone Star Speedway and Kaiser Aluminum Oil." said Hafertepe, Jr. (Hafertepe, Jr. is in fifth overall in the points race at this time.

Third place went to Kerry Madsen.

"We earned great points and I think we could have a good start Saturday" said K. Madsen

Madsen did in fact score great points and leaves this qualifying race with 491 points, which puts him currently in first place.

Collecting a fourth place finish was Terry McCarl, with Bryan Clauson rounding out the top five. Sixth went to Paul McMahan, followed by Jason Johnson, Joey Saldana, Clint Garner, John Agan, Ian Madsen, Cole Wood, Bill Balog, Matt Moro, Ryan Bunton, Jeff Swindell, Cody Darrah, James McFadden, Stevie Smith, Brandon Wimmer, Chad Kemenah, Kevin Swindell, Jack Dover, Sheldon Haudenschild.

With only about six laps left in this race, Kevin Swindell made contact with the wall, racing out of the second turn. The next thing you saw was Swindell's #71 sprint flipping, landing upside down, minus the top wing. Swindell climbed out on his own, walking away from the scene.

The "B" Main, "C" Main and Heat Race finishes, are as follows: (Please note: All times, finishes, etc., are unofficial)

"C" Main: Dustin Selvage, Rob Kobli, Kaley Gharst, Mike Moore, Cap Henry, Kody Kinser, Jimmy Light, Curtis Evans, Ed Lynch, Jr., Joey Moughan, Tyler Courtney, Skylar Prochaska..

"B" Main: Cody Darrah, Joey Saldana, Sheldon Haudenschild, Lucas Wolfe, Danny Lasoski, Gary Taylor, Dale Blaney, Rico Abreu, Brent Marks, Danny Holtgraver, Dusty Zomer, Steve Kinser, Jason Meyers, Seth Bramer, Austin Johnson, Kaley Gharst, Trey Starks, Mike Moore, Chris Shirek, Dustin Selvage, Chris Martin, Danny Lasoski, Logan Schuchart, Rob Kobli.

HEAT RACES:

Heat #1: Bill Balog, Jeff Swindell, Paul McMahan, Ryan Bunton, Logan Schuchart, Steve Kinser, Chris Shirek, Cody Darrah, Dustin Selvage, Mike Moore.

Heat #2: John Agan, Kerry Madsen, Bryan Clausen, Brandon Wimmer, Dusty Zomer, Rico Abreu, Stevie Smith, Trey Starks, Rob Kubli, Kody Kinser.

Heat #3: Jack Dover, Cole Wood, Matt Moro, Terry McCarl, Jason Meyers, Gary Taylor, Joey Saldana, Danny Holtgraver, Joey Moughan, Cap Henry.

Heat #4: Ian Madsen, Chad Kemenah, Jason Johnson, Brian Brown, Danny Lasoski, Austin Johnson, Dale Blaney, Seth Brahmer, Kaley Gharst, Jimmy Light.

Heat #5: Kevin Swindell, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Clint Garner, James McFadden, Brent Marks, Lucas Wolfe, Sheldon Haudenschild, Chris Martin, Ed Lynch, Jr., Curtis Evans.

 

 

Van Dam Victorious at Grays Harbor Raceway!

With the temperature close to the mid 80's, the weather was perfect for another night of racing at Grays Harbor Raceway. The 360 Sprint Car division Enumclaw's Henry Van Dam and Mike Romig of Vancouver would start on the front row of the 25 lap feature. The field would take the green, with Van Dam getting the early lead. Shelton's Jay Cole would move into the second position, but the red flag would fly for a double flip in turn four. Elma's Jason Reed, and Evan Margeson of Tacoma would both go for a wild ride. Everett driver Tyler Anderson would also spin to avoid the incident. Both drivers did walk away. On the restart Van Dam would get the lead again, with Cole, and Marysville driver Colton Heath moving around Cole for second. Heath would look to chase down Van Dam. Heath would look to the inside of Van Dam going into turn two a lap later, with Van Dam on the high side, and Heath on the bottom. Van Dam would get the advantage down the back stretch. Heath would look to try and take the lead out of turn four, but Van Dam had the momentum on the top side of the 3/8's banked clay oval.

Van Dam would continue to lead, with Heath, Cole, Romig, and Anderson running the top five. Anderson would battle with Romig for the fourth position for a few laps, eventually getting by Romig and setting his sights on Cole. Van Dam would continue to lead as he would hit lap traffic, with Heath right behind him, looking for an advantage through the lap traffic. The only caution of the feature would come out on lap 8 for Romig who would spin in the middle of turn three and four. On the restart, Heath would look to the inside of Van Dam for the lead going into turn one, but Van Dam once again had the momentum on the high side. Meanwhile, Anderson would get by Cole for third on that restart, Cole and Anderson would race side by side for about a lap, but Anderson would pull away.

Van Dam would start to pull away from Heath once again, and go on to win the 25 lap feature. Colton Heath, Tyler Anderson, Jay Cole, and Poulsbo driver Garrett Johnson would round out the top five. Van Dam and Romig would both pick up the heat races, with Evan Margeson setting quick time.

Fast Time: 50 Evan Margeson

Heat 1: 1. 33V Henry Van Dam, 2. 0J Jay Cole, 3. 50 Evan Margeson, 4. 15 Dan Dunlap, 5. Michael Hodel

Heat 2: 1. 22 Mike Romig, 2. 33 Colton Heath, 3. 97R Jason Reed, 4. 24 Tyler Anderson, 5. 3G Garrett Johnson

Feature: 1. Van Dam, 2. Heath, 3. Anderson, 4. Cole, 5. Johnson, 6. Hodel, 7. Romig, 8. Dunlap, 9. Margeson, 10. Reed

 

 

Southern Ontario Sprints

By Mike Bennett

South Buxton Raceway (Aug 2, 2014) - The threat of severe weather was around South Buxton Raceway earlier in the day Saturday. But no one saw a tornado coming – especially not Keith Dempster and Glenn Styres. The Ohsweken Speedway teammates were locked in a great battle for the lead but were swept up by the “Tilbury Tornado” Kyle Patrick. Patrick used the high side of the track and stormed his way past the leaders through turns three and four on lap 17 and went on to pick up his second career Southern Ontario Sprints feature win on his home track.

“It feels good, baby!” Patrick exclaimed after climbing out of his No. 33K machine.

“It’s been a while since I’ve been up here with the checkered flag in my hands for a feature … it feels really, really good to do it here,” said Patrick, whose only other SOS win at South Buxton came on June 18, 2005. Patrick started in the sixth position and ran fifth for 10 laps until finding a groove on the high side to get past both Brantford’s Mitch Brown and Lefroy’s Warren Mahoney to move into third. Meanwhile, Dempster and Styres battled door-to-door for the lead for several laps, allowing Patrick to quickly close the gap to make it a three-car battle for the lead. On lap 16, Patrick got a great run on the high side of the backstretch and carried his momentum into turn three and blew past both the second-place Styres and then the leader Dempster as they exited turn four. The caution waved for the only time two laps later and after the restart, Patrick drove away from the pack and was still pulling away when the checkered flag waved seven laps later. “We’ve been getting ready for this deal since last weekend,” said Patrick. He said he and his father Bill had been talking all week about how he always runs well at South Buxton but not quite good enough to win. “We’re good here, but we just run the bottom of the race track and that turns into a follow-the-leader-deal … you have to wait for luck. “(But) a quick race like this on a tight track, you have to make your own luck. “We knew if we were going to get this done, we’d have to do it on the high side,” Patrick said.

Dempster held on to finish second over Styres, who won the July 5 feature at South Buxton. Brantford’s Mitch Brown, who entered the night with a three-point lead over Styres, finished fourth while Port Stanley’s Chris Durand rounded out the top five. Patrick, the 2003 SOS rookie of the year, only runs a handful of races in the series. He finished fourth at Ohsweken and South Buxton on back-to-back nights July 4 and 5 in his only other SOS appearances this season. He runs the weekly Corr-Pak series at Ohsweken, where he is fourth in points with three heat race wins and a ‘B’ main victory along with a pair of seconds in ‘A’ mains.“If we’re going to get a win this year, I couldn’t be happier that we’re doing it in front of this crowd at our home track,” Patrick said. “We’ve got a lot of family and friends here … we’re probably gonna burn this place down tonight!”

Pit Stops - A total of 14 race teams made the second trip to South Buxton, as the threat of rain kept other drivers at home. Chris Jones, of Carrying Place, was fifth in the standings but did not make the trip south after his car was damaged in a race at Brockville last week. Jones won last August’s race when the SOS returned to South Buxton after a three-year absence.

- While it rained throughout the day all around the region, South Buxton only received a light 15-minute shower around 1 p.m.

- Patrick’s win was the fourth by a non-SOS regular this season as Hamilton’s Mike Kruchka and Welland’s Chris Steele won the Humberstone races and Steve Collins, of Belfast, N.Y., won at Ohsweken.

- Brown is three-for-three at Brighton, where the final three SOS dates will be run (Aug. 9, 30 and 31) while Styres’ win at South Buxton in July was his first at the track.

- Brown and Styres won the heat races, while Patrick was second to Brown in his heat.

- South Buxton’s other ‘hometown’ driver Adam ‘Batman’ West finished ninth in the feature after a fifth-place finish in his heat.

- Patrick joins West as the only active drivers with two SOS wins at South Buxton. Mahoney, Jones and Styres have one win each while Dempster has a Northern Summer Nationals victory.

- Mike Ling is the all-time South Buxton SOS winner with five victories, all coming in 1997-98.

- Patrick dedicated the win to a long-time race fan from Tilbury, Dave St. Louis, who died earlier this year. “I know he was watching down and probably had a hand moving us around out here,” Patrick said.

Entries 0 Glenn Styres – Ohsweken, ON 2 Brad Lodge – Stouffville, ON 5 Keith Dempster – Alton, ON 7m Justin Martin – St. Thomas, ON 10 Bob Crawford – Sutton, ON 10b Mitch Brown – Brantford, ON 15 Mike Ferrell – London, ON 25 Warren Mahoney – Lefroy, ON 30 Adam West - Ridgetown, ON 33k Kyle Patrick - Tilbury, ON 43 Scott Sherk - Port Colborne, ON 66 Frank Baranowski – Hamilton, ON 67 Chris Durand – Port Stanley, ON 71s Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne, ON

Heat #1 Results (8 laps) 1. 0 Styres (3) 2. 66 Baranowski (1) 3. 5 Dempster (4) 4. 67 Durand (2) 5. 7m Martin (6) 6. 71s Sliter (5) 7. 15 Ferrell (7)

Heat #2 Results (8 laps) 1. 10b Brown (1) 2. 33k Patrick (3) 3. 25 Mahoney (4) 4. 43 Sherk (2) 5. 30 West (6) 6. 2 Lodge (5) 7. 10 Crawford (7)

A-Main Results (25 Laps) 1. 33k Kyle Patrick (6) 2. 5 Keith Dempster (2) 3. 0 Glenn Styres (3) 4. 10b Mitch Brown (5) 5. 67 Chris Durand (7) 6. 71s Shawn Sliter (11) 7. 25 Warren Mahoney (1) 8. 7m Justin Martin (9) 9. 30 Adam West (10) 10. 2 Brad Lodge (12) 11. 10 Bob Crawford (14) 12. 66 Frank Baranowski (4) 13. 15 Mike Ferrell (13) 14. 43 Scott Sherk (8)

The Southern Ontario Sprints would like to thank their 2014 partners: Speedway Motors, Wiseco Pistons, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum, ImageFactor.ca, Kreitz Oval Track Parts, Canadian Motorsports Expo, Sanderson’s Automotive and OnDirt.ca

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David Danzer Nets $10,000 as 28th annual Mr. Novelis Supermodified at Oswego Speedway; Russ Brown Blanks SBS Field for $1,500 Mr. SBS Title

By: Paul Murphy Oswego, NY. (August 2, 2014) - Hometown favorite Dave Danzer was Untouchable as he captured his second feature win of the season and the biggest win of his career. The young hot shoe did so in impressive fashion as he dominated the entire 75 lap main. Finishing some 10 seconds ahead of his nearest competitor.

Danzer finally shook the gremlins that have plagued his new HAWK chassis that he debuted 4 weeks ago at the Steel Palace. Danzer's No.52 looked impressive straight out of the box setting some impressive laps in warm-ups week after week but mechanical issues would keep him sidelined come feature time. This week was a totally different story as Danzer ( who started forth on the grid) slid past early race leader Tim Devendorf on the low side between turns three and four just before the field came around to start the 5th lap. After taking the lead Danzer's car never skipped a beat as he put on one of the most dominating performances in recent memory. Lapping all but 6 cars as he just followed the 2nd through 6th place cars for the final 10 laps. Showing why he has earned the Title of “Mr. Supermodified 2014”.

As the field came to the green it was Brian Sweeney and Tim Devendorf pacing the 26 car field with Devendorf gaining the advantage exiting turn four on the initial start. Danzer would slip into third just behind Sweeney.

Danzer would rocket past Sweeney exiting turn 2 one lap later and immediately go to work on Devendorf for the top spot.

As the field came around to start the second circuit the 9th and 10th place cars of Randy Ritskes and Kody Graham brushed wheels exiting turn four. The contact sent Grahams Xtreme chassis No.90 hard into the front straight-away steel retaining wall nose first. Grahams car slid to a stop on the high side as car many car behind did a masterful job of avoiding the melee the took place in front of them. While Ritskes struggled to regain control of his Lock Crane Service No.37 coming down the front straight, Ritskes car was tagged from behind by Kody's father Ray Graham sending the No.37 into the foam in turn one. All three drivers were uninjured in the incident. All three cars would be out for the night, K. Grahams car had to be removed from the racing surface on a flat-bed while Ritskes car was taken off on the hook. R. Graham would pull the No.21 car into his pit stall nose first with front end damage.

On the restart it was Devendorf getting a good jump on Danzer entering turn three. But as the field came around to start lap four. Danzer made his presents felt as immediately went to work on the race leader. The two would battle entering turn three with the race leader Devendorf running the second groove in turn three while Danzer filling the low side. Danzer would pull alongside the race leader Devendorf between the turns. Danzer managed to gain a slight advantage by the time the duo exited turn four to start lap number five.

Danzer wasted little time showing his dominance as he quickly pulled out to a commanding lead over the rest of the field as he built up a straight-away lead by the time the field came around to complete lap 8.

As the field came to the line on lap 10 it was Danzer out front followed by Devendorf. Sweeney, Tim Snyder and Joe Gosek rounding out the top five.

Racing action was beginning to heat up behind the race leader (Danzer) as many of the top contenders began to work their way towards the front of the field from deep in the pack. The cars that looked to be making the most progress where the No.99 of Joey “The Jet” Payne and the No.68 of Michael “The Hustler” Barnes.

On lap 16 both Payne and Barnes slipped under the 7th place car of Keith Shampine entering turn one.

Three laps later the 4th place car of Snyder began to show smoke from the rear of the No.0 Snyder immediately though his hand in the air as he pulled to the low side of the racing surface exiting the racing surface end his evening pit side with mechanical issues.

By lap 20 Danzer lead continued to grow as the racing surface stayed green., While Devendorf continued to hold off Sweeney, Joe Gosek and Pat Lavery.

With 30 laps in Payne began to flex his muscle as he began to pick off cars at will. Payne’s first victim was the fifth place car of Lavery, Payne shot to the high side entering turn three taking away the position. Three laps later Payne would move past Gosek on the high side entering turn one to move up into forth.

On Lap 35 Payne went to the high side of Sweeney's No.3 entering turn one to take away the third position. The two battled behind a couple of lapped cars looking for room to get by. Payne maintained a slight advantage on the high side but he was stuck behind the lapped car of Hal LaTulip while Sweeney was on the rear bumper of Jerry Curran's No.24. As they exited turn two LaTulip moved up the racing surface to give Payne room. At the same time Sweeney looked to try to slid in behind Curran. Both Sweeney and Payne’s cars got to the same piece of real estate at the same time resulting in the two brushing wheels. Sweeney's car immediately started to slide up the racing surface and into the outside retaining wall exiting turn two. The force of the impact sent Sweeney's car airborne landing facing the oppicate direction on top of the roll-cage of the No. 99 of Payne. Sweeney’s car then pirouette off the rear tail section of Payne’s car coming to rest once again on the racing surface. Both cars sustained heavy damage in the incident, luckily both drivers were able to walk away from the accident scene under their own power.

The caution looked to be the only thing that could slow Danzer down. With the field tighten up once again, Danzer was out front followed by Devendorf, Gosek, Lavery and Michael Barnes rounding out the top five.

At the drop of the green Danzer once again showed why he was the man to beat on this evening as he quickly distanced himself from the second place car of Devendorf.

One lap later Gosek shot to the low side Devendorf going in turn one to take away the runner-up position.

That would be short-lived as on the ensuing lap Joe Gosek immediately pulled to the low side and into the pits with overheating issues.

On lap 43 Lavery slid by Devendorf on the high side exiting turn four to take away the runner-up position.

But by this time Danzer have once again checked out a full half straightaway ahead of his nearest competitor.

Barnes managed to slip by Devendorf ill handling car on lap 46. One lap later Bobby Bond managed to slip by Otto Sitterly and Devendorf to move up into the fourth position. Sitterly also managed to get by Devendorf for position as well.

As the track stayed green and laps continued to tick away Danzer's lead continued to grow.

While behind the race leaders the racing action continued. On lap 53 Barnes managed to slip under Lavery in turn two. Moments later Bond followed suit pushing Lavery back into the 4th.

With less than 10 laps remaining in the 75 lap main Danzer had worked his way up behind the sixth place car of Dave Gruel was at the tail end of a five car battle for position. Danzer had built up a 12 plus second advantage ahead of his nearest competitor. Danzer decided to conserve a little after the seen second-place car of Barnes entering turn one when he was exiting turn four. He knew then that it was time to step back ride it out over the remaining laps.

As the field came to the checkered it was Dave Danzer taking home the title of “Mr. Supermodified 2014”. He was followed across line by Barnes, Bond, Lavery and Sitterly rounding up top five.

“This car is awesome I didn't really get a chance to run it until tonight in the feature I was trying to be conservative it and save the tires, I knew Michael Barnes was coming and is probably one of the best drivers out here right now and he has one the best cars. I saw that he had moved up into second and I just tried to conserve myself in turn the end” Danzer said

When asked about the pressure of taking home Mr. Supermodified title and a $10,000 top prize Danzer replied “it's just a regular race for me. The pays not for me it's for my father so I just want the trophy”.

Michael Barnes came home a distant second, “ We had troubles with the car all day long. There is something going on with the car that we just haven't figured out yet. We kept it in one piece without any troubles that’s what it takes in a 75 lapper so I guess we will be happy with second. Our hats off to David he's had some bad luck with motors. I’ve been telling him all week that he was going to win this so that was his motivation.”

In the 35 lap Mr. Small Block Super feature it was Mannsville, NY. pilot Russ Brown taking home the $1.500 dollar top prize and the 2014 Mr. SBS title.

Brown came from his 12th place starting position to take the lead away from Jason Simmons with 4 laps remaining to claim his second victory in a row at the Steel Palace.

Things got off to a rough start in the SBS feature. As the field came to the green it was defending Mr. SBS Danny Abt with the advantage over Jesse Bearup going in turn one. But before the field could complete one circuit carnage broke out in turn three. It all started when the No. 73 of Alex Hoag went to go under No. 93 of JJ Andrews. The two touched wheels sending Andrew spinning from the field. As the car's scattered for racing room a parking lot quickly developed in turn three. When the dust settled 6 cars sat sideways between the turns including the SBS points leader Andrew Schartner.

This caution forced a complete restart a call from the tower deciding that it would be best to have a single file restart.

Drop of the green is Bearup in front followed by Abt, Josh Kerr, Jason Simmons and Anthony Losurdo rounding up top five.

Abt wasted little time getting past Bearup on the first circuit entering turn three.

One lap later Simmons move this Kerr take away the third position.

Simmons would then go to work number for the runner-up position, he would complete the pass on lap 4 as the two battled coming out of turn 2.

The racing action would come to a halt on lap 8. It started as the No.1 of Anthony Losurdo. Dave Cliff and Kerr battled three wide coming out of turn four. The cars of Losurdo and Kerr touched sending both cars hard into the outside retaining wall. The incident also collected 5 other cars forcing the track official to through the red flag allowing the track safety crew to clear the carnage.

On the restart it was Abt holding off the challenge from Simmons as the two battled for the top spot.

On lap 10 Simmons managed to get a wheel under Abt entering turn one to take away the top spot.

Behind them the car on the move was Brown. Picking off cars one per lap. Moving up into the top five by lap 11.

On lap 15 Cliff darted to the low side of Abt coming out of turn two to take away the runner up position. Brown followed suit getting past Abt by the end of the back straight away entering turn three.

At the halfway point Simmons followed by Cliff, Brown, Abt and Jack Patrick running in fifth.

Brown would slip under Cliff on lap 20 as the two exited turn 2 and take away the runner up position.

Brown would now go to work on the race leader Simmons, the two would battle bumper to bumper over the next 10 laps.

Browns opening came on lap 31 as Simmons drove it in a little hard entering turn one. Simmons car wiggled entering the turn the leaders car would then slide up the racing surface just enough to allow the second place car of Brown room on the low side, Brown would complete the pass and take away the top spot before the two exited turn 2 with only 4 laps remaining in the 35 lap main.

“ I over drove going into one and left an opening for Russ being the veteran that he is and as good as he is he took advantage of it and I got beat” Simmons said.

Brown would hold on for the win and the title “Mr.SBS 2014” as well as the check for $1,500 dollars.

Simmons came home a close second. Followed by Cliff, Patrick and Hoag rounding out the top five. Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

28th annual $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified $1,500 to win Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS presented by Davis Bros. Inc.

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodifieds

$10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified (75-laps): 1. 52 - David Danzer, 2. 68 - Michael Barnes, 3. 47 - Bob Bond, 4. 22 - Pat Lavery, 5. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 6. 50 - Dave Gruel, 7. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 8. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 9. 44 - Bobby Haynes Jr, 10. 01 - Dan Connors Jr., 11. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 12. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 13. 24 - Jerry Curran, 14. 00 - Joe Gosek, 15. 99 - Joey Payne, 16. 3 - Brian Sweeney, 17. 6 - Dave Shullick Jr, 18. 55 - Keith Shampine, 19. 66 - Lou LeVea Sr, 20. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 21. 0 - Tim Snyder, 22. 45 - Mike Barbera, 23. 37 - Randy Ritskes, 24. 90 - Kody Graham, 25. 21 - Ray Graham, 26. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr.

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #01 - Dan Connors Jr.

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #9 - Stephen Gioia III

Radical Race Gear Lap Leader: #52 - David Danzer

Heat #1 (12-laps, all qualify): 1. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 2. 00 - Joe Gosek, 3. 99 - Joey Payne, 4. 37 - Randy Ritskes, 5. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 6. 6 - Dave Shullick Jr., 7. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 8. 44 - Bobby Haynes Jr.

Heat #2 (12-laps, all qualify): 1. 0 - Tim Snyder, 2. 22 - Pat Lavery, 3. 21 - Ray Graham, 4. 68 - Michael Barnes, 5. 50 - Dave Gruel, 6. 47 - Bob Bond, 7. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 8. 45 - Mike Barbera, 9. 01 - Dan Connors Jr.

Heat #3 (12-laps, all qualify): 1. 52 - David Danzer, 2. 90 - Kody Graham, 3. 3 - Brian Sweeney, 4. 55 - Keith Shampine, 5. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 6. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 7. 24 - Jerry Curran, 8. 66 - Lou LeVea Sr.

Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers

$1,500 to win Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS (35-laps): 1. 13 - Russ Brown, 2. 98 - Jason Simmons, 3. 67 - Dave Cliff, 4. 57 - Danny Abt, 5. 9 - Jack Patrick, 6. 73 - Alex Hoag, 7. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 8. 02 - Jesse Bearup, 9. 93 - JJ Andrews, 10. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 11. 54 - Camden Proud, 12. 90 - Greg O'Connor, 13. 76 - Scott Shafer, 14. 21 - Rob Pullen, 15. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 16. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 17. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 18. 8 - Josh Kerr, 19. 2 - Matt Magner, 20. 47 - Jon Tesoriero, 21. 22 - Mike Bruce, 22. 27 - David LaTulip, 23. 99 - Dennis Rupert

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #13 - Russ Brown

Nice Price Auto Sales Up & Comer: #02 - Jesse Bearup

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader: #98 - Jason Simmons

White's Car Care 4th Place Award: #57 - Danny Abt

Heat #1 (10-laps, all qualify): 1. 98 - Jason Simmons, 2. 73 - Alex Hoag, 3. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 4. 02 - Jesse Bearup, 5. 67 - Dave Cliff, 6. 47 - Jon Tesoriero, 7. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 8. 21 - Rob Pullen

Heat #2 (10-laps, all qualify): 1. 93 - JJ Andrews, 2. 57 - Danny Abt, 3. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 4. 9 - Jack Patrick, 5. 13 - Russ Brown, 6. 54 - Camden Proud, 7. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 8. 76 - Scott Shafer

Heat #3 (10-laps, all qualify): 1. 22 - Mike Bruce, 2. 27 - David LaTulip, 3. 8 - Josh Kerr, 4. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 5. 2 - Matt Magner, 6. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 7. 90 - Greg O'Connor

 

 

Double X Speedway California, MO August 3, 2014

By: Dean Reichel

The curtain has drawn on the 2014 racing season at Double X Speedway. For 25 consecutive seasons the clay oval has provided fans and drivers from across the nation with a "hometown" version of Sunday Night Thunder. The final night of competition was highlighted by a veteran visiting victory lane along with the crowning of the champions in the point battles in each division. The mainstay of those 25 season has been the winged sprint cars and Sunday night saw another mainstay picking up the feature win. California, MO veteran Randy Martin has had some very strong runs this season in the sprint car division, running weekly in the #0 machine of car owner John Thoenen. Sunday night Martin was not to be denied as he earned the pole position for the feature event by having a strong run in his qualifying heat race. Leading the field to the green flag along with fellow heat winner Corey Nelson on the outside of row one and traveling veteran Mitchell Moore winner of heat three starting right behind him, Martin was able to take the lead on lap one and hold off the strong challenges behind him to secure the victory. Using all of the grooves on the racing surface Martin held off the early challenges of Nelson who was running a strong second for many laps until he was passed by another veteran of many seasons at Double X, Lanny Carpenter who made a strong run to claim second at the checkered flag. Young Nelson finished third with rookie Ricky Stangl claiming fourth. Fifth place went to Kyle Bellm, Mitchell Moore was sixth, California driver Tyler Blank, who had to change the rear end in his car after hot laps came from thirteenth the finish seventh, eighth went to TJ Muths, ninth was Curtis Boyer and tenth place went to first time sprint car competitor Kameron Key. Martin was joined on the front starightaway by Carpenter as the two veterans enjoyed another evening in the spot light at Double X. The B feature in the class was won by Taylor Walton. Joining Walton in transferring to the main event were Cody Baker, Brandon Imhoff, Nathan Ryun and Tyler Elliott who charged from 20th starting position in the A to finish 11th.

The Street Stock devision saw veteran John Clancy claim the victory over another driver very familiar with the clay at Double X, Steve Beach in second. First year driver Cole Henson finished a solid third with Dylan Bias and Blake Davidson rounding out the top five. Cole Graves, Destiny Dowell and Dale Berry completed the field. Berry and Beach claimed the heat race victories.

It was a stellar night for Gage Wineland as he picked up the win in the Hobby Stock feature event. After starting sixth on the grid Wineland moved past early leader Will Register on lap three and did not look back in claiming the victory. Register ran a strong second holding off first year driver Eddie Lavery III, Chuck Coffey was fourth and Cole Canada crossed the strip in fifth. Claiminf positions six through ten were Kevin Prall, AJ Wirts, Mike Schrader, Laura Atkinson and Rudy Wirts respectively. Heat races were won by Coffey and Register.

The 600cc Micro Sprints were on hand to fill out the card for the final event of the season and it was Mile Paulus standing tall in victory lane. Paulus led form the outset and was followed under the checker by Nick Schaefer, Scott Hathman, Quinton Benson and Ayrton Gennetten in the top five. Jordan Howell was sixth, Dean Hathman seventh, Brian Lunsford eighth, Clinton Boyles ninth and Kyle Schlotz rounded out the top ten. Heat races were claimed by Paulus and Schaefer.

After the evenings races were complete the awards were presented to the top point earners in each division that compete each week. In the Hobby Stock class the top tan in points were 1st Gage WIneland, 2nd Kevin Prall, 3rd Will Register, 4th Mike Schrader, 5th Chuck Coffey, 6th Eddie Lavery III, 7th Rudy Wirts, 8th AJ Wirts, 9th Laura Atkinson and 10th Rodger Deatherage. Perfect Attendance Awards for ths division were Gage Wineland, Kevin Prall, Mike Schrader and Rudy Wirts. Eddie Lavery III was crowned as the Rookie of the Year in the Hobby Stock class.

In the STreet Stock division eight driver were eligible for year end point awards. 1st John Clancy, 2nd Steve Beach, 3rd Cole Henson, 4th Dale Berry, 5th Chris Dunham, 6th Harlan Dowell, 7th Curt Turpin and 8th Jake Dent. John Clancy and Cole Henson were onored for their perfct attendance and Cole Henson was named Rookie of the Year for 2014.

In the winged sprint cars which had some of the highest car counts this season in recent memory, 14 driver earned point awards for their efforts this year, Champion in the division was Jonathan Cornell, 2nd Kyle Bellm, 3rd Randy Martin, 4th Tyler Blank, 5th Corey Nelson, 6th TJ Muths, 7th Taylor Walton, 8th Evan Martin, 9th Brad Ryun, 10th Ricky Stangl, 11th Lanny Carpenter, 12th Tyler Elliott, 13th Casey Baker and 14th AJ Wirts. Perfct attendance awards went to Kyle Bellm, Randy Martin, Tyler Blank and TJ Muths. Ricky Stangl was honored as the Rookie of the Year in the Sprint Car division.

The People's Choice award, voted on by the fans for their favorite driver went to Kevin Prall from the Hobby Stock division and Glen and Linda Burligame were given the award for Outstanding Service to DOuble X.

After the awards ceremony the fun races for the year were run. In the Hobby Stock division the Powder Puff race was won by Tanya Canada with a turn four, last lap pass.Second was Shelley Fisher, third was Rachael Crowder and fourth was Ellie Wirts. The mechanics race in the Hobby Stocks ws claimed by Craig Halderman, Jason Johnson was second and Dillon Davenport was third.

The 600cc Micro Sprint Powder Puff was also won with a turn four last lap pass by Kelsey Brauner. Second was Vonnie Lewis and third went to Sasha Sullivan. The mechanics race in this division was won by Daniel Steen over Adam Skinner and Troy Schlotz.

The Street Stock Mechanics race was won by Jimmy Rogers, second was Ryan Middaugh and third was Gage Wineland.

In the Sprint Car division, only the mechanics race was contested with Richard Brainard picking up the win, Ricky Bland was second, Rudy Wirts was third and Tom Kreisel was fourth.

The final race of the night was the "Family Tradition" race for three generation of the Brown family of Marshall. Young Ben Brown claimed the victory over second grandfather Davis Brown and Ben's dad Frank Brown in third.

Double X Speedway track owners and operators Kyle and Carol Wirts and the entire staff say "Thank You" all of the fans and competitors, sponsors and support personnel for the making the 25th season of Sunday Night Thunder a resounding success, and we all look forward to having you join us for the beginning of the 26th seaon in 2015.

Results--

Winged Sprint Cars- Feature- 1. 0-Randy Martin; 2. 24C-Lanny Carpenter; 3. 34-Corey Nelson; 4. 24S-Ricky Stangl; 5. 77-Kyle Bellm; 6. 51-Mitchell Moore; 7. 75-Tyler Blank; 8. 65-TJ Muths; 9. 72-Curtis Boyer; 10. 93-Kameron Key; 11. 49E-Tyler Elliott; 12. 38-Cody Baker; 13. 15-Taylor Walton; 14. 43-Frank Brown; 15. 4-Brandon Imhoff; 16. 49B-Ben Brown; 17. 9-Casey Baker; 18. 18X-Nathan Ryun; 19. 1X-Brad Ryun; 20. XX-AJ Wirts

B Feature- 1. Walton; 2. Cody Baker; 3. Imhoff; 4. N. Ryun; 5. T. Elliott; 6.10-Will Register; 7. 48-David Brown; 8. 75X-Broc Elliott (DNS)

Heat 1- 1. Martin; 2. Carpenter; 3. B. Ryun; 4. Boyer'; 5. Blank; 6. Walton; 7. D. Brown; 8. Cody Baker Heat 2- 1. Nelson; 2. Muths; 3. Stangl; 4. B. Brown; 5. F. Brown; 6. Imhoff; 7. N. Ryun; 8. Register Heat 3- 1. Moore; 2. Bellm; 3. Key; 4. Casey Baker; 5. Wirts; 6. B. Elliott; 7. T.Elliott

Street Stocks- Feature- 1. 8-John Clancy; 2. 10-Steve Beach; 3. 31C-Cole Henson; 4. 43-Dylan Bias; 5. B-Blake Davidson; 6. 45-Cole Graves; 7. 29D-Destiny Dowell; 8. 05- Dale Berry

Heat 1- 1. Berry; 2. Clancy; 3. Henson; 4. Graves Heat 2- 1. Beach; 2. Bias; 3. Davidson; 4. Dowell

Hobby Stocks- Feature- 1. 12G-Gage Wineland; 2. 77-Will Register; 3. 4-Eddie Lavery III; 4. 171-Chuck Coffey; 5. 10X-Cole Canada; 6. 14-Kevin Prall; 7. XX-AJ Wirts; 8. 11-Mike Schrader; 9. 4A-Laura Atkinson; 10. 2X-Rudy Wirts; 11. 15-Katie Goodson; 12. 88-Rodger Deatherage; 13. 8-Bryan Alumbaugh

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

600cc Micro Sprints= Feature- 1. 98P-Miles Paulus; 2. 9S-Nick Schaefer; 3. 56-Scott Hathman; 4. 15B-Quinton Benson; 5. 44-Ayrton Gennetten; 6. 3J-Jordan Howell; 7. 56H-Dean Hathman; 8. 8-Brian Lunsford; 9. 7JR-Clinton Boyles; 10. 749-Kyle Schlotz; 11. 75-Travis Arnold; 12. 3K-Kyle Spry; 13. 5-Paul Alberson; 14. 14L-Carl Lewis; 15. 88-Jimmy Dowell; 16. 3G-Garet Williamson; 17. 61-Jeremy Boyer; 18. 02-Austin Crane.

Heat 1- 1. Paulus; 2. S. Hathman; 3. Howell; 4. D. Hathman; 5. Dowell; 6. Alberson; 7. Boyles; 8. Crane; 9. Arnold Heat 2- 1. Schaefer; 2. Benson; 3. Lunsford; 4. Gennetten; 5. Schlotz; 6. Spry; 7. Lewis; 8. Boyer; 9. Williamson

 

 

Hupp and Leary score Buckeye Machine BOSS wins in Hoosier Doubleheader

Fantastic racing, packed grandstands, and overflow pit areas made up the theme for the Buckeye Machine BOSS doubleheader this weekend. "Lightning" Logan Hupp became the first driver to strike twice this season on the BOSS tour becoming the first repeat winner as he scored the win at the Whitewater Valley Speedway on Friday night. C.J. Leary scored his second career BOSS win on Saturday as he scored the victory in the "Jason Soudrette Memorial" at Lawrenceburg Speedway.

When the touring stars of BOSS rolled into Whitewater Valley on Friday night, it was the first time a large sprint car show had been at the facility in many years. A great field of 35 cars were on hand, much to the delight of the overflow crowd which was reportedly the largest in nearly 20 years at the track. Preliminary heats were won by Brandon Spithaler, Chase Briscoe, Jarrett Andretti, Logan Hupp, and Kevin Thomas Jr. The twin consolation races were taken by Dustin Smith and Joe Liguori. In heat race #4, Aaron Middaugh and Dallas Hewitt got together exiting turn 4, sending Middaugh into a wild series of flips down the frontstretch. Middaugh climbed out only shaken, but not seriously injured.

The 25 lap A-Main found BOSS regular Mike Miller on the pole with Kentucky driver Aric Gentry alongside. Logan Hupp and Jarrett Andretti made up row 2. At the drop of the green flag, it was the "Magic Man" Mike Miller who blasted to the early lead with Hupp in tow. Fans were on the edge of their seats however as Kevin Thomas Jr had started from the 7th spot and was clearly the man on the move.

Miller led through lap 6, but Hupp was able to wrestle the lead away to lead laps 7-10. Thomas made his way to the runner-up slot by lap 8 and had his sights set on the lead. Working lap 11, Thomas made his first bid for the lead and officially led the lap. However, a determined Logan Hupp battled back to regain the lead a lap later. What ensued from that point will go down in Whitewater Valley history as one of the most epic battles in track history as the pair traded slide jobs on the tight bullring, even through heavy traffic. In the end, "Lightning" Logan Hupp struck the hardest in picking up his second career BOSS win in the Marshall Motorsports #2m owned by Ray Marshall out of Forest, Ohio. Thomas held on for second with Mike Miller, Jarrett Andretti and Garrett Abrams rounding out the top 5.

The next night the series moved on to Lawrenceburg Speedway for an emotional night in honoring an original BOSS racer, in the 1st annual "Jason Soudrette Memorial". Another fine field was on hand, this time 36 cars strong, to honor the memory of the #44 driver who competed in the very first BOSS events in 2011.

Preliminary heats were won by Shawn Westerfeld, Michael Fischesser, Joe Liguori and C.J. Leary. The twin consolation events were taken by Garrett Abrams and Mike Miller. During heat race #3, a scary incident occurred when Landon Simon flipped in turn 1-2 completely destroying his car, but thankfully he escaped uninjured.

The main event was brought to green by C.J Leary and Brandon Spithaler. Leary wasted no time in establishing a dominant early lead, but Joss Moffatt appeared to be the fastest car on the track as he advanced from 6th starting spot to run 2nd by lap 4. The race's first caution flew on lap 6 when Adam Miller spun to a stop in turn 2.

On the restart, Leary was able to put a small gap between himself and Moffatt leaving Brandon Spithaler and Shawn Westerfeld in a fierce battle for 3rd. Behind that pair, a trio of other drivers were waging a titanic battle of their own as Jarrett Andretti, Joe Liguori and Logan Hupp ran inches apart on the high speed palace of Lawrenceburg Speedway.

The second caution flew on lap 10 when Garrett Abrams, Matt Goodnight and Tony Main all came to rest in a minor incident in turn 4. The 3rd caution came on lap 14 when Adam Miller spun again, ending his night.

With 11 laps remaining, Leary and Moffatt had established themselves as the pair who would settle the score and both were looking for their second career BOSS win at Lawrenceburg. Working lap #22, Moffatt appeared to have momentum and was setting up for a great lead battle when the race's final caution flew for T.J. Heil on the backstretch. Later Moffatt would say the caution was what he did not need.

The final 3 laps were victory laps for C.J. Leary of Greenfield, Indiana as Moffat held on for second. Jarrett Andretti prevailed in the war for the final podium spot and also was the Hard Charger of the night advancing 8 spots from his 11th starting position. Brandon Spithaler and Shawn Westerfeld rounded out the top 5. The rest of the top 10 were Logan Hupp, Michael Fischesser, Justin Owen, Dustin Smith and Drew Abel.

Next up for the BOSS series, they will travel to Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio Saturday, August 16th for a makeup race from the July 26th rain out. Updated point standings will be released on Monday.

Event #11 of 16 Whitewater Valley Speedway - 8/1/2014

Buckeye Machine B.O.S.S 410 Sprints (35 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Burdette Builders (Sunman, IN): (8 Laps - Top 3 transfer to the A-feature) 1. 57B-Brandon Spithaler[1] ; 2. 10-Aric Gentry[2] ; 3. 2G-Patrick Giddens[4] ; 4. 24M-Adam Miller[6] ; 5. 32M-Derek Hastings[5] ; 6. 5M-Bob McMillin[3] ; 7. Dillien Brannin[7]

Heat 2 - Lias Tire / American Racer (Indiana, PA): (8 Laps - Top 3 transfer to the A-feature) 1. 5B-Chase Briscoe[2] ; 2. 82-Mike Miller[5] ; 3. 59-Scott Hampton[1] ; 4. 04-Drew Abel[6] ; 5. 77-Dustin Smith[3] ; 6. 53-Steve Little[4] ; 7. 6-Cody Gardner[7]

Heat 3 - Fast Signs (Dayton OH): (8 Laps - Top 3 transfer to the A-feature) 1. 18-Jarrett Andretti[3] ; 2. 15-Brandon Whited[5] ; 3. 0-Steve Irwin[2] ; 4. 3T-Tony Beaber[6] ; 5. 31-Chuck Wilson[1] ; 6. 97-Scott Hardman[7] ; 7. 27-Matt Brannin[4]

Heat 4 - Kistler Engines (Fremont, OH): (8 Laps - Top 3 transfer to the A-feature) 1. 2M-Logan Hupp[2] ; 2. 32-Garrett Abrams[6] ; 3. 69-Dallas Hewitt[3] ; 4. 6RR-Joe Liguori[5] ; 5. 3-Joe Butera[1] ; 6. 7x-Evan Gindling[7] ; 7. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[4]

Heat 5 - Indy Race Parts (Indianapolis, IN): (8 Laps - Top 3 transfer to the A-feature) 1. 9K-Kevin Thomas Jr.[5] ; 2. 26-Justin Owen[1] ; 3. 4-Michael Fischesser[6] ; 4. 83-Adam Cruea[3] ; 5. 14-Chad Wilson[4] ; 6. 3J-Johnny Beaber[2] ; 7. 42-John Race[7]

B-Main #1 - (10 Laps - Top 3 transfer to the A-feature) 1. 77-Dustin Smith[4] ; 2. 24M-Adam Miller[1] ; 3. 83-Adam Cruea[3] ; 4. 5M-Bob McMillin[6] ; 5. 3T-Tony Beaber[2] ; 6. 3-Joe Butera[5] ; 7. 97-Scott Hardman[7] ; 8. 3J-Johnny Beaber[DNS] ; 9. 6-Cody Gardner[DNS] ; 10. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[DNS]

B-Main #2 - (10 Laps - Top 3 transfer to the A-feature) 1. 6RR-Joe Liguori[2] ; 2. 04-Drew Abel[1] ; 3. 14-Chad Wilson[5] ; 4. 31-Chuck Wilson[4] ; 5. 32M-Derek Hastings[3] ; 6. 7x-Evan Gindling[7] ; 7. 27-Matt Brannin[9] ; 8. 42-John Race[10] ; 9. 65-Dillien Brannin[8] ; 10. 53-Steve Little[DNS]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 2M-Logan Hupp[3] ; 2. 9K-Kevin Thomas Jr.[7] ; 3. 82-Mike Miller[1] ; 4. 18-Jarrett Andretti[4] ; 5. 32-Garrett Abrams[5] ; 6. 15-Brandon Whited[9] ; 7. 10-Aric Gentry[2] ; 8. 59-Scott Hampton[12] ; 9. 69-Dallas Hewitt[14] ; 10. 0-Steve Irwin[13] ; 11. 2G-Patrick Giddens[11] ; 12. 4-Michael Fischesser[15] ; 13. 6RR-Joe Liguori[17] ; 14. 14-Chad Wilson[21] ; 15. 57B-Brandon Spithaler[10] ; 16. 24M-Adam Miller[18] ; 17. 83-Adam Cruea[20] ; 18. 26-Justin Owen[6] ; 19. 77-Dustin Smith[16] ; 20. 5B-Chase Briscoe[8] ; 21. 04-Drew Abel[19]

Bonus Award Winners:

The Bridge Restaurant of Sidney, OH - "Hard Charger" - Chad Wilson (+7) - $50

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

Hochstetler Truck and Auto Repair - "Steel Block Award" - not claimed - $50

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

Lias Tire of Indiana, PA - "American Racer Bonus Award" - Michael Fischesser - Free Tire

Hoosier Tire Midwest - "Hoosier Tire Bonus Award" - Logan Hupp - Free Tire

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Event #12 of 16 Whitewater Valley Speedway - 8/2/2014

Buckeye Machine B.O.S.S 410 Sprints (36 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Burdette Builders (Sunman, IN): (8 Laps - Top 4 transfer to the A-feature) 1. 89-Shawn Westerfeld[1] ; 2. 2M-Logan Hupp[4] ; 3. 10-Aric Gentry[6] ; 4. 26-Justin Owen[8] ; 5. 32-Garrett Abrams[5] ; 6. 13E-T.J. Heil[2] ; 7. 39-Matt Goodnight[9] ; 8. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[3] ; 9. 14-Shawn Miller[7]

Heat 2 - Lias Tire / American Racer (Indiana, PA): (8 Laps - Top 4 transfer to the A-feature) 1. 4-Michael Fischesser[1] ; 2. 5J-Joss Moffatt[5] ; 3. 24M-Adam Miller[2] ; 4. 04-Drew Abel[9] ; 5. 82-Mike Miller[6] ; 6. 32M-Derek Hastings[3] ; 7. 11-David Applegate[7] ; 8. 3-Joe Butera[4] ; 9. 320-George Willard[8]

Heat 3 - Elliott Custom Trailer Sales (Warsaw, IN): (8 Laps - Top 4 transfer to the A-feature) 1. 6RR-Joe Liguori[2] ; 2. 57B-Brandon Spithaler[1] ; 3. 18-Jarrett Andretti[3] ; 4. 77-Dustin Smith[4] ; 5. 14-Chad Wilson[5] ; 6. 31-Chuck Wilson[9] ; 7. 51-Ronnie Combs[7] ; 8. 97-Andy Fike[6] ; 9. 24-Landon Simon[8]

Heat 4 - Fast Signs (Dayton, OH): (8 Laps - Top 4 transfer to the A-feature) 1. 30-C.J. Leary[6] ; 2. 83-Adam Cruea[5] ; 3. 71-Dwayne Spille[2] ; 4. 74-Tony Main[8] ; 5. 5-Bob McMillin[1] ; 6. 44-Jeff Harriss[3] ; 7. 7x-Evan Gindling[7] ; 8. 25-Eric Semple[4] ; 9. 42-John Race[9]

B-Main #1 - Indy Race Parts (Indianapolis, IN): (10 Laps - Top 3 transfer to the A-feature) 1. 32-Garrett Abrams[1] ; 2. 39-Matt Goodnight[5] ; 3. 13E-T.J. Heil[3] ; 4. 14-Chad Wilson[2] ; 5. 31-Chuck Wilson[4] ; 6. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[7] ; 7. 14M-Shawn Miller[9] ; 8. 97-Andy Fike[8] ; 9. 51-Ronnie Combs[6] ; 10. 24-Landon Simon[DNS]

B-Main #2 - (10 Laps - Top 3 transfer to the A-feature) 1. 82-Mike Miller[1] ; 2. 5-Bob McMillin[2] ; 3. 7x-Evan Gindling[6] ; 4. 44-Jeff Harriss[4] ; 5. 11-David Applegate[5] ; 6. 32M-Derek Hastings[3] ; 7. 3-Joe Butera[7] ; 8. 25-Eric Semple[8] ; 9. 320-George Willard[9] ; 10. 42-John Race[10]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 30-C.J. Leary[1] ; 2. 5J-Joss Moffatt[6] ; 3. 18-Jarrett Andretti[11] ; 4. 57B-Brandon Spithaler[2] ; 5. 89-Shawn Westerfeld[3] ; 6. 2M-Logan Hupp[5] ; 7. 4-Michael Fischesser[7] ; 8. 26-Justin Owen[13] ; 9. 77-Dustin Smith[15] ; 10. 04-Drew Abel[14] ; 11. 6RR-Joe Liguori[4] ; 12. 82-Mike Miller[18] ; 13. 32-Garrett Abrams[17] ; 14. 7x-Evan Gindling[22] ; 15. 74-Tony Main[16] ; 16. 39-Matt Goodnight[19] ; 17. 5-Bob McMillin[20] ; 18. 44-Jeff Harriss[23] ; 19. 13E-T.J. Heil[21] ; 20. 83-Adam Cruea[8] ; 21. 24M-Adam Miller[10] ; 22. 10-Aric Gentry[9] ; 23. 71-Dwayne Spille[12]

Bonus Award Winners:

The Bridge Restaurant of Sidney, OH - "Hard Charger" - 18 Jarrett Andretti (+8) - $50

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

Hochstetler Truck and Auto Repair - "Steel Block Award" - not claimed - $50

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

Lias Tire of Indiana, PA - "American Racer Bonus Award" - Brandon Spithaler - Free Tire

Hoosier Tire Midwest - "Hoosier Tire Bonus Award" - C.J. Leary - Free Tire

 

 

Past Champions and Clean Sweeps at PDTR

By: Amy Juech 8-2-2014

Vintage stock cars were parked behind the grandstands for spectator’s enjoyment and PDTR recognized past champions during intermission. Clean Sweep is when a driver wins his heat and A-Main event.

Johnsonville Sausage Late Models rumbled out first with Russ Scheffler and Tim Buhler setting the pace for 25 laps. Scheffler shot out into the lead over Buhler while Brad Mueller was trying to hold off Mitch McGrath for third. Buhler was passed a few laps in by Mueller on the outside. Eric Michaels left to the attention of his pit crew and was unable to return. Mueller then put his sights on Scheffler for the lead and passed him on the outside on lap 13. McGrath caught Scheffler and looked to his inside before Scheffler charged back into second. Lap 20 Mueller is working his way past lapped traffic allowing McGrath to slide past Scheffler for second. Crossing the checkers first with a clean sweep for the evening was Brad Mueller, few car lengths back was Mitch McGrath (Waukesha), Russ Scheffler (Waukesha), Jim Schmidt (Cleveland) and Tim Buhler (Glenbeulah). Hard charger passing 4 cars was Jim Schmidt. (Misfortunes in the late model class from the previous night, plus two scratches from earlier evening activities resulted in lower division count this evening.) Heat Winners: Brad Mueller (Random Lake) and Brian Gilles

Leading the field to the green were Dan Sorce and Roger Lee for the Feldmann Sales and Service Grand Nationals. Dan Sorce managed to hold off Lee and led lap 1 followed by his brother Don Sorce Jr. James Pagel lost his battle over eighth position to Kevin Lubach. Jonathon Singer left to the attention of his crew unable to return. Dan Sorce continued to pull away from the field and at the halfway point he had a front stretch lead. Caution for Tim Simon and Aaron Stolp realigned the field for a final restart. A rocket fast Dan Sorce held onto the lead over brother Don, while Roger Lee had his hands full trying to hold off Luke Scholten driving for Scott Houpt. Tyler Kulow left to the attention of his crew for a flat tire. Kevin Lubach slid past Steven Weber to take over sixth. Don Sorce Jr. (West Allis) fell second to brother Dan Sorce (Franklin) as the double checkers waved followed by Roger Lee (Windlake), Luke Scholten and Jeff Lammers (Plymouth). Hard Charger passing 9 cars was Jeff Lammers. B-Main: Dick Hed (Plymouth), Brad Lubach (Kiel), Brian Cesar (Sheboygan) and Mark Kufuss (Sheboygan) Heat Winners: Dan Sorce (Franklin), Tim Simon (Fond du Lac) and James Pagel (St. Cloud)

Aldog-Honald Mechanical Sprints were pushed off next competing for an increased purse. Front row consisted of Paul Pokorski and Jim Melis. Great seeing Jim Melis back after his wild ride last week. On the green flag Todd King got a little crossed up hopping the infield tires and cutting through the infield between turns 1 & 2. Pokorski controlled the field for lap one of thirty with Shane Wenninger behind. Brandon McMullen worked his way around Kyle Martin. Pokorski guided the field until the only caution waved for Rusty Egan having trouble on the backstretch and retiring to the pits for the evening. Wenninger took control of the field on lap thirteen and Goeden was in hot pursuit. Lap 20 Goeden caught Wenninger and were side by side until Goeden skillfully passed on the outside for the lead. Kurt Davis finally managed to sneak past Josh Walters for sixth position. Donny Goeden (Kewaskum) crossed the checkers first making it two in a row followed by Shane Wenninger (Kewaskum), Paul Pokorski (West Bend), Travis Luedke (Plymouth) and Tim Haddy (Waupun). Hard Chargers both passing 7 cars were Donny Goeden and Randy Sippel. B-Main: Ken Jay Fiedler (Sheboygan Falls), Doug Wondra (Oakfield), Rusty Egan (Round Lake Heights, IL), Tim Melis (Plymouth), Todd King and Randy Sippel (Elkhart Lake) Heat Winners: Al Schlafer (Sussex), Travis Luedke (Plymouth), Tim Haddy (Waupan) and Donny Goeden (Kewaskum)

Outaw Compacts rolled trackside next with Donny Welch and Brody Rivst leading the field to the green. Brody was back in his car this week, not missing a beat jumping out into the lead early. Scott Schlafke battled with Rivst until passing to take over the lead. Mark Kufuss driving for Jonathon Otte passed James Rautmann for fifth place. Cody Pankow retired to the pits with mechanical issues. Schlafke reeled in lapped traffic trying to keep Rivst at bay. Coming to the white flag lap Brody broke his back tire off and continued on. Crossing the checkers first was Scott Schlafke (Cleveland) finishing second was Chris Maas (Oakfield) followed by 3 wheeling Brody Rivst (Sheboygan), Justin Erickson (Plymouth) and Mark Kufuss (Sheboygan). Hard Charger passing 5 cars was Randy Ostermann. Heat Winners: Scott Schlafke (Cleveland) and Chris Maas (Oakfield)

Leroy Ostrowski and Butchie Hafemann lead the Super Mods to the green flag. Ostrowski’s lead was short lived when Hafemann passed him to lead lap 2, Ostrowski rallied back to take control and lead lap 3. Johnny Fahl motored past Hafemann for second with Dennis Klumb in tow. As the checkers flew it was Leroy Ostrowski crossing first followed by Johnny Fahl (Brown Deer), Dennis Klumb (Adell), Butchie Hafemann (Campbellsport), Bill Lemkuil (Waldo) and Roy Stern (Hustisford). Heat Winner: Butchie Hafemann (Campbellsport)

Trophy sponsorship for the evening was Surkhe Insurance. Please join us next week for a full PDTR program and extra purse for Feldmann Sales and Service Grand Nationals. For more information please check out our website at www.plymouthpdtr.com.

 

 

Hall, Shelby, Hammett and Youngman score at Knoop Memorial

Marysville, CA. MRP’s biggest stock car race of the season was won by Yuba City’s Phillip Shelby Saturday night. It was the second annual Billy Knoop Memorial Race. Oroville’s “Hammer Down” Heath Hall roared to another dominant victory in the MRP Winged Sprint Car class. Olivehurst’s Eddie Hammett won the Hobby Stock main event and Grass Valley’s Brett Youngman returned to victory lane in the MRP Wingless Sprint Car closer. Knoop was a popular, good natured MRP Super Stock Car champion who lost his life in a motorcycle traffic accident in 2012.

Shelby was simply the class of the field as he held onto the lead with smooth consistent laps all race long. His victory thrust him into the point lead of the division. Arch rival Corey Hall also of Yuba City, who came into the event tied with Shelby for the title finished fourth.

“Iron Man” Cort Dozier kept Shelby honest throughout the contest, but, in the end, Shelby stayed in control with Dozier finishing in second ahead of James Castleberry who came across in third.

The race was filled with long green flag segments on the superbly prepared MRP clay. With temperatures approaching triple digits the surface was hooked up and smoking fast by feature event time.

In the premiere MRP Winged Sprint Car Series Oroville’s Heath Hall made it two in a row in a blisteringly fast event. Hall, who found out this week that he is going to be a father, cinched up the belts and led every lap of the contest with three time champion Colby Wiesz, of Colfax, in hot pursuit.

The original start was called back when pole sitter Jeremy Hawes of Marysville was penalized two rows for jumping the original start. At the new green Hall was gone and Wiesz settled into a ten lap tussle with championship point contender Peter Paulson from Woodland for the runner up spot.

After a series of incidents that eventually sent Hawes and point leader John Michael Bunch of Paradise to the pits, the Wiesz/Paulson duel came to an end with Wiesz taking second. But, only seven laps remained in the contest. Wiesz closed rapidly, but ran out of time and Hall stormed across the finish line with a healthy lead over Wiesz, Paulson and lady racer Reyna Krueger.

Hall is really on his game and also set fast time for the event earlier in the evening.

The MRP Wingless finale was a thriller as point leader Tim Sherman of Sacramento and Grass Valley’s Brett Youngman hooked up in a race-long war to the checkers. Youngman bolted to an early lead and Sherman was all over Youngman, trying to get by. This one got the fans on their collective feet.

Marysville’s Josh Vieira joined the battle in the late stages and the lead trio put on a superb show storming to the checker just inches apart with Youngman just beating Vieira to the line. Sherman settled for third.

Olivehurst’s Eddie Hammett took another step toward the title in the MRP Hobby Stock class. Hammett won by over a half of a lap over his nearest competition. “Gentleman Jim” Waller was second after a terrific dice with Sacramento’s Roger Ward. Ward stayed third in his first ever appearance at MRP

Next Saturday night MRP will take its long awaited summer break before turning the lights on August 16th when the mighty Winged Sprint Cars headline at the Merle Shepherd Memorial Race. More later.

Gates open at 5 with racing at 7.

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

 

 

Nick Baran Outduels Prock for 1st STARS Win at Grundy County
By: Rich Murray
(Morris, IL – August 2, 2014): On the day that Luke Baran was born, his father, Nick, made a promise to his son that he was going to bring home a trophy to put in his nursery. The victory did not happen and, in fact, the team’s future was initially thought to be in peril after Nick lost his second engine of the season. Just one week later, as Nick took over the reins of his brother, Tyler’s, yellow number 11, lady luck finally shined on the BBOYZ Racing Team as Nick Baran was able to earn his first career D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midget victory in a thrilling, 50-lap Illinois State Championship feature at Grundy County Speedway. The trophy may have come one week later than Nick promised, but it was a delivery that has been a long time in the making.
The number of mechanical issues the BBOYZ Racing Team has encountered this year has tested the Baran brothers’ patience as well as their wallets. Along with multiple engine failures, both brothers’ cars have suffered from drivetrain issues all season. The first engine that let go on Nick was on June 14th at Grundy County. The second engine predicament that put them on the sideline was just last week when a belt broke while Nick was running in second place with just a little over one lap to go in the feature. Nick went through this past week believing he would be playing the role of crewmember, but less than 24 hours before the race, Nick received a lifeline from his brother.
“Last night, Tyler called me and said, if I was interested, I could drive his car,” Nick said. “It blew me away. I was really overwhelmed by that.”
Driving an unfamiliar car, Nick wondered if his fortunes would be any different than in any of the previous weeks on the 2014 STARS schedule. After the first hot lap session, it appeared as if Baran might be in store for another frustrating night. The team was absent from the second hot lap session while they were tearing the car apart, even taking the driveshaft out of it, in order to remedy a few of the mechanical issues they were having. Whatever problems the crew discovered, they had apparently fixed, as Nick qualified third fastest behind Tyler Trainor and Ryan Probst.
The three-car inversion for the feature put Baran on the pole alongside Probst on the front row. From the opening lap, Baran was able to jump out to a comfortable advantage over Probst with nothing but clean air and an empty track in front of him. On lap 9, three-time STARS winner this season, Austin Prock, beat Probst in a race to the bottom groove in turn one to take the second spot. From that point onward, the battle was on between Baran and Prock. For the next 24 laps, Prock was hounding Baran’s machine as both drivers weaved their way through lapped traffic with Prock waiting to pounce on any miniscule mistake that Baran might make.
With just 17 laps to go, Baran and Prock split the lapped car of Patrick Bruns causing Prock to drift high and out of the groove which allowed Baran to briefly extend his lead to six car lengths in front of Prock. That gap was short-lived as Prock quickly made up ground and began to challenge Baran once again. With just two laps to go, Prock made one more last-ditch effort to get by Baran in turns one and two. Baran left a one car width lane on the inside of turn one that Prock used to get up alongside Baran, but Baran was able to get a good run coming out of turn two and down the backstretch to ward off the challenge. Prock’s car got sideways on the final lap betweens turns one and two and was unable to recover in enough time to make another challenge for the lead. In the end, Baran took the checkered flag over Prock by two car lengths in a caution-free race. The rest of the top-ten included Probst, Kyle O’Gara, Trainor, Billy Hulbert, Nick Wagner, Brandon Wagner, Bruns, and Kyle Kettmann.
The win was the first career STARS National Midget victory for the 27-year-old Plainfield, Illinois native who was the 2013 STARS National Midget division rookie of the year. He becomes the ninth different Illinois driver to earn an Illinois State Championship victory and the second consecutive Illinois native to win the Illinois State Championship race following up Brad Greenup’s victory in 2013. Baran and the BBOYZ Racing Team not only felt the thrill of victory following the race, but were actually more relieved by the win.
“Really, it just feels like a load off of our shoulders. We’ve been down so much this year,” Baran said.
The 50-lap race went the entire distance without a single stoppage, timing in at 12 minutes, 27 seconds. With Prock all over his bumper for the majority of the race, Baran felt unsure that he would have been able to hold on to the lead if a yellow flag was thrown.
“I don’t know if we could’ve pulled this out if there was a caution,” Baran said. “I knew Austin (Prock) was on my bumper. I kind of got that vibe when (track photographer) Phil Rider started snapping a lot of pictures. You know somebody is close to you because he wants to get that action shot. He (Phil Rider) was my cue that Austin was close.”
For Avon, Indiana’s Austin Prock, the race was a disappointment because he was standing in an unfamiliar spot at the end of a STARS feature this season: outside of victory lane. Prock threw everything he had to get by Baran and even changed his approach during the final 15 laps.
“My original plan was to get to him and get him on the top side, but by the time I got to him, my tires were shot,” Prock said. “After that, I planned on getting him on the bottom, but I didn’t have enough traction off the corner to get him off the bottom.”
In other action, Mike Anderson was able to hold off a hard-charging Jimmy Clark to earn his second Illini Racing Series Midget win at Grundy County in 2014. Ed Ensor won the Classic Modified feature after passing Greg Wills with two laps remaining. Cullen Camasta was victorious for the first time this season in the INEX Legends feature. In the CSR Super Cup feature, Dallas Frueh took the lead at the midway point, negotiated traffic effectively and held off Brody Hayes for his fifth consecutive victory at Grundy County.
Next Saturday night, August 9th, the USAC National Midgets, in conjunction with STARS, will take part in the “Border Battle” which is part of First Community Bank Night at Grundy County Speedway. In last year’s race, Danville, Indiana’s Kyle Hamilton took the victory. In this edition of the Border Battle, Nick Baran expects to be back in his familiar white #87 while Tyler Baran will return to the cockpit of the yellow #11.
“We’re getting the head repaired; it will be done Tuesday,” Nick said. “A couple all-nighters thrown in there and it will be good.”
Also on the docket next Saturday night, along with the USAC/STARS National Midgets, are the CSR Super Cups, INEX Legends, Classic Modifieds, and the Legacy Midwest Series. Grundy County Speedway is located one mile north of I-80 on Route 47 in Morris, Illinois.

 

Mother Nature spares EWSC Racing one more time

J. Tienor

Friday, August 1st 2014, Manitowoc WI . - Professional Plating Inc 360 Sprints Challenge Series Night, along with Trophy Sponsor Mueller Motorsports Marketing was on the bill for the evening. Mother Nature spared the lakeshore area, allowing the races to go off without a hitch.

GRAND NATIONALS

As the field of Grand Nationals led off the main events for the evening, 95 Donny Kulow (Plymouth), 21 Kevin Lubach (Elkhart Lake), 98s Tom Schneider (Chilton), 37 Ryan Minster (Sheboygan), and 7s Tim Simon (Fon du Lac) made up the top 5 taking the green. Minster came around to lead the first lap with Lubach and X Brian Cesar (Plymouth) in tow. Matt Jackson (Sheboygan) in the 8j and 7 Brian Gilles (Plymouth) fought through the pack to gain positions. Yellow lights flashed on Lap 8 as 42 Nick Strobbe (Germantown) spun in Turn 2 and was sent to the rear of the field for the restart. Minster, Lubach, Simon, Schneider, Gilles and Jackson led the competitors back down to green, only to be slowed by yellow a lap later for debris, while 66 Travis Moehring (Sheboygan) retired with mechanical issues. Back under green, Minster led at half-way, with Lubach, Simon, Gilles, and Schneider. Minster continued to build the lead, whil Lubach, Schneider, Gilles and Simon continued the battle for second, with Jackson in the 8j ready to pounce when someone made a mistake. Minster took the flag for the win, followed by Lubach, Schneider, Simon, Gilles, Jackson, 24k Tyler Kulow (New Holstein) and 9 Seth Hoeffner (Manitowoc). Jackson garnered Hard Charger picking up 5 spots.

HEAT 1 - 1, Tim Simon. 2, Brian Gilles. 3, Brian Cesar. 4, Donny Kulow. 5, Nick Strobbe. 6, Tyler Kulow. 7, Chris Gilson. 8, Michael Gilson.

HEAT 2 - 1, Ryan Minster. 2, Tom Schneider. 3, Kevin Lubach. 4, Matt Jackson. 5, Seth Hoeffner. 6, Travis Moehring. 7, Don Schumacher. 8, Brian Goetsch.

9, Brian Cesar (DNS).

A FEATURE - 1, Ryan Minster. 2, Kevin Lubach. 3, Tom Schneider. 4, Tim Simon. 5, Brian Gilles. 6, Matt Jackson. 7, Tyler Kulow. 8, Seth Hoeffner. 9, Donny Kulow. 10, Nick Strobbe. 11, Don Schumacher. 12, Chris Gilson. 13, Travis Moehring. 14, Brian Cesar. 15, Michael Gilson. 16, Brian Vinney Jr. (DNS). 17, Chris Gilson (DNS).

BAILEIGH INDUSTRIAL LATE MODELS

The Baileigh Industrial Late Model field was led to the track by 7b Tim Buhler (Glenbeulah), d7 Jim Letizia (Milwaukee), 79 Jim Schmidt (Cleveland), 74m Mitch McGrath (Waukesha), and 33 Ron Stroika (Mukwonago). Buhler ran out to the early lead, with McGrath chasing him down and Schmidt tracking them looking for an opening. Yellow lights slowed the action on Lap 7 for 70 Brian Gilles (Plymouth) suffering a flat high in Turn 3 and unable to exit the track. Buhler led McGrath, Schmidt, 75 TJ Dolhoun (Milwaukee), and Letizia. Rolling through half-way and encountering heavy traffic, Buhler led McGrath and Schmidt racing tightly for 2 nd . Lap 18 produced another caution as Stroika, and 97 Justin Schmidt (Cleveland) were involved in a wreck in Turn 2 that would sideline Schmidt for the evening with extensive damage. Still out on point, Buhler led McGrath, Jim Schmidt, 74 Russ Scheffler, and Letizia back to the green. Buhler, Schmidt, and McGrath had taken the white one to go flag when the Red Flag flew for a violent accident on the backstretch involving Dolhoun. The car had viscious contact into the guard rail and rolling over, ending on its top. Dolhoun emerged unhurt, but was required to take the ambulance ride to the pits. The race ended there, with Buhler taking the win and Russ Scheffler the Hard Charger honors.

HEAT 1 - 1, TJ Dolhun. 2, Russ Scheffler. 3, Tim Buhler. 4, Jim Schmidt. 5, Justin Schmidt. 6, Bob Cullen. 7, Scott Haugstad. 8, Derek Janke.

HEAT 2 - 1, Mitch McGrath. 2, Ron Stroika. 3, Brian Gilles. 4, James Letizia. 5, Eric Michaels. 6, Turk Letizia. 7, Tom Naeyaert.

A FEATURE - 1, Tim Buhler. 2, Jim Schmidt. 4, Russ Scheffler. 5, James Letizia.6, Bob Cullen. 7, Tom Naeyaert. 8, Ron Stroika. 9, TJ Dolhun. 10, Eric Michaels. 11, Scott Haugstad. 12, Justin Schmidt. 13, Brian Gilles. 14, Derek Janke. 15, Turk Letizia (DNS). 16, Mitch McGrath (DQ).

DEFAUT AUTO SPORTMODS

The Defaut Auto Sportmod feature pulled into place with 55p Mike Plate (Valders) and 17 Jonathon Otte (Cedar Grove) on the front row and 53 Gary Glander (Sheboygan Falls) and 84 Bradley Ruh (Elkhart Lake) in Row 2. Colten VanHierden (Beaver Dam) in the 66c made a couple of huge moves to grab the first lap lead while Ruh and Plate settled in behind him. Steve Schneider (Chilton) 21s and 25 Travis Arenz (Sheboygan) swiftly moved through the pack into positions to challenge for the top 5. Lap 6 produced the first caution for debris, Jordan Tuyls (Appleton) in the orange 13 had to slide into the pits to secure body panels, but was able to rejoin the field at the rear. VanHierden, Schneider, 17b Ben VanWyk (Waldo), Ruh, and Arenz set the top 5 going back to green, while 34 Cody Eickberg (Plymouth) was working his way towards the top 5, and at Lap 7 he made a pass on Ruh to roll into 5 th . At midway it was VanHierden, Schneider, VanWyk, Eickberg, Arenz, and Ruh. With 5 to go the leaders were in heavy lapped traffic, battling for the top 5 spots. VanHierden rolled under the stand for the win, followed by Schneider, Eickberg, VanWyk, 20 cody Schroeder (Manitowoc), Arenz, 22b Brandon Berth (Cascade), 63b Jesse Brey (Two Rivers), 2k Rick Kretschmann (Sheboygan Falls) and Ruh. Schroeder and Brey took Hard Charger honors passing 10 cars each.

Heat 1 - 1, Travis Arenz. 2, Steve Schneider. 3, Brandon Berth. 4, Colten VanHierden. 5, Michael Plate. 6, Rick Otte. 7, Rick Kretschmann. 8, Calven Nowak. 9, Jordan Tuyls. 10, Jarred Rautmann.

Heat 2 - 1, Ben VanWyk. 2, Cody Eickberg. 3, Bradley Ruh. 4, Jerry Duggan. 5, Gary Glander. 6, Brian Reif. 7, Robby Thiel. 8, Cody Schroeder. 9, Jesse Brey (DQ).

Feature - 1, Colten VanHierden. 2, Steve Schneider. 3, Cody Eickberg. 4, Ben VanWyk. 5, Cody Schroeder. 6, Travis Arenz. 7, Brandon Berth. 8, Jesse Brey. 9, Rick Kretschmann. 10, Bradley Ruh. 11, Jordan Tuyls. 12, Michael Plate. 13, Rick Otte. 14, Jerry Duggan. 15, Gary Glander. 16, Calven Nowak. 17, Robby Thiel. 18, Jarred Rautmann (DNS). 19, Brian Reif (DNS).

PROFESSIONAL PLATING INC. 360 SPRINTCARS

The Professional Plating Inc. 360 Sprints feature were pushed out by their crews and as the field assembled, 21t TJ Luedke (Plymouth) and 15m Brandon McMullen (Sheboygan) were on point. Filling out the top 5 on the start were 44 Jason Johnson, 24 Scott Conger (Eagle), and 2c Chris Clayton (Waldo). Yellow flew before a lap could be completed for an incident involving 99 Kyle Marten (Sheboygan Falls) and 55 Samantha Portschy (Plymouth). After the restart Luedke ran out to the lead, with McMullen, 25 Danny Schlafer (Sussex), Conger, and Johnson in the top 5. McMullen moved around Luedke for the lead on Lap 3, leaving the 21t to battle Schlafer in the 25 for 2 nd . Scott Sippel (Elkhart Lake) in the 19 retired to the pits on Lap 4, while McMullen continued to lead. Caution flew on Lap 10 for a spin by McMullen, handing the lead to Schlafer. Two cars retired from the event, 7y Mitchell Yurmanovich (Cascade) and 42 Matt VanWyk (Waldo). Schlafer led the field back to the green, while Luedke, Johnson, and 6k Kurt Davis (West Allis), and 39s Randy Sippel filled out the top 5. Rolling through the midway mark, it was Schlafer, Johnson, Luedke, Davis, 21h Tim Haddy (Waupan), Conger, 53 Shane Wenninger (Kewaskum), 4 Paul Pokorski (West Bend), and Marten in the top 10. Schlafer, Johnson, & Luedke continued to battle hard for the lead through the second half of the race, while Sippel, Davis and Marten maintained their own challenges. Luedke pulled off the huge victory, with Schlafer, Johnson, Davis, Randy Sippel, Marten, and Haddy filling out the top 7. Hard Charger honors to Davis, passing 9 cars.

Heat 1 - 1, Danny Schlafer. 2, Scott Conger. 3, Jason Johnson. 4, Justin Miller. 5, Kyle Marten. 6, Josh Walter. 7, Spyder Akright.

Heat 2 - 1, Al Schlafer. 2, Tim Haddy. 3, Chris Clayton. 4, Kurt Davis. 5, Samantha Portschy. 6, Scott Sippel. 7, Mitchell Yurmanovich.

Heat 3 - 1, Randy Sippel. 2, Matt VanWyk. 3, Shane Wenninger. 4, Travis Luedke. 5, Kevin Seidler. 6, Paul Pokorski.

Feature - 1, Travis Luedke. 2, Danny Schlafer. 3, Jason Johnson. 4, Kurt Davis. 5, Randy Sippel. 6, Kyle Marten. 7, Tim Haddy. 8, Shane Wenninger. 9, Paul Pokorski. 10, Justin Miller. 11, Al Schlafer. 12, Josh Walter. 13, Chris Clayton. 14, Kevin Seidler. 15, Spyder Akright. 16, Scott Conger. 17, Matt VanWyk. 18, Mitchell Yurmanovich. 19, Scott Sippel. 20, Samantha Portschy.

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

Justin Grant Takes Jack Hewitt Classic

August 2, 2014

“This is the time to make it known that I will be running in the Silver Crown division of the 4-crown this year”, Jack Hewitt announced to fans at the 6th running of the famous Jack Hewitt Classic at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio. Fans were in utter shock looking on at Jack and his two seat “Dew-It-Hewitt” sprint car after the big announcement. Jack Hewitt, hall of fame sprint car driver and former Indianapolis 500 starter, was honored Saturday for his contribution to the sport of racing that he had so much success in. Jack’s resume go could on for pages upon pages with all of his accomplishments and achievements over his long racing career. Saturday’s race, Jack took the spotlight off of himself to give fans in attendance a show they would never forget and an experience that comes once in a lifetime. With bonus and increased payoffs up for grabs, drivers from all over Ohio and beyond signed in to place their name on the prestigious Jack Hewitt trophy and head home a few bucks richer. Making the field would be a tough task with each of the three classes needing B-mains to lock in the final few cars. Jack Hewitt’s full interview will be available online later in the week.

The Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints had an extremely solid field with 42 cars signing in to compete. As part of the special event, competitors qualified for their starting spots in the heat races in group qualifying sessions. Thomas Meseraull in the 41 started his night off well with a $200 Bully Dog gift certificate courtesy of the Contingency Connection with a time of 12.397. Travis Hery with second quick at a 12.418 in his number 21. Justin Grant was third quick, Logan Jarret fourth, and Todd Keen rounding out the top five. After an inversion of four, Toby Alfrey, Mike Dunlap, Tom Rhodes, and Tyler Gunn would find themselves on the pole for four eight lap heat races. Logan Jarret picked up the win of heat race number one holding off fast qualifier Thomas Meseraull. Heat number had the 40 of Justin Grant taking the win from pole sitter of the heat Mike Dunlap. Scotty Weir showed drivers how to move through field picking up the win of heat race three advancing four spots. The final heat race saw the 0 of Steve Irwin taking the checkered over last years winner, Dallas Hewitt. The top two out of each heat then ran a brief six lap heat to determine the lineup for the front four rows. Mike Dunlap picked up the win with Justin Grant finishing in second. Both Grant and Dunlap were offered bonus money put up by flagman Jeremy Vogel if they were start dead last in the A-main. Both declined Vogel’s offer siting how good their cars were starting up front. Two B-mains followed with just two cars transferring into the feature. Kyle Simon and Cooper Clouse started on the front row and took care of the transfer spots in B-main number one. A similar story played out in B-main number two with the 2M of Beau Stewart and the 6 of Cody Gardner transferring. Lee Underwood had a good run in the B-main cutting through the field to pick up third and the second alternate spot.

With the field set, The A-main began to push onto the racing surface for 30 laps of action. Lucky fan Tim Wills got the experience of a lifetime to ride with Jack Hewitt during the opening laps of the A-main. Wills was chosen out of a raffle of all fans in attendance. Mike Dunlap and Justin Grant went to the bottom. Matt Westfall and Steve Irwin went to the top to form a four wide salute behind the Jack Hewitt two seater. Not one person in the entire facility was sitting during the iconic wave lap. Caution lights went out as Dunlap and Grant pulled their belts one final time. Jack Hewitt and his lucky passenger dropped to the rear of the field as the green flag flew to get the 6th Annual Jack Hewitt Classic underway. Dunlap won the drag race into turn one as the cars bunched up behind him. Jack Hewitt took the two seater into turn one like a true veteran riding the cushion off of turn two. Hewitt decided to leave the action to the competitors in attendance pulling the 21 into the infield on lap two. The fans roared over the sound of the engines as Jack climbed out from behind the wheel. Dunlap led the opening lap before Justin Grant took over the top spot. Grant then spent the next few laps extending his lead and putting some track between himself and the 2B of Dunlap. The lead was up to a second and a half when the yellow flag flew for the 41 of Thomas Meseraull and the 18K Todd Keen. Both drivers got caught up in an accident bringing out the caution flag. Leading up to the restart, Matt Westfall was determined to make a run for the lead in his white and green 54. Theory and actuality were two different things as Westfall did not get the jump he needed on the restart. Luckily for him the caution flew again immediately for the 29 of Logan Jarret. Jarret was running in the fifth spot and started on the inside of row three. A second restart on lap 17 would pose another problem as the 2M of Beau Stewart took a heavy tumble in turn two. The car went airborne entering turn one and got some distance off the racing surface. The car came to a rest on its side on the apron of the racing surface. Stewart was uninjured and walked away from the crash. A third restart on lap 17 would be successful with the green flag returning and staying to complete a lap. Scotty Weir found some power and made a run on Matt Westfall into turn two. The power was present but the sprint would not stick down the back stretch. Westfall reclaimed the second spot and closed the door on Weir the following lap. A series of yellow flags would follow slowing the field. One with 7 laps to go for the 21 of Travis Hery and with 4 laps to go for the 68G of Tyler Gunn. Gunn sustained damage to his front right tire resulting in a visit to the hot pot. With one lap to spare, repairs were made and the 68G returned to competition. One of the most bizarre starts of the year occurred coming back to the green flag. A bunch of cars got together sending six into a spin in turn four blocking the bottom side of the surface. A red flag would soon follow as the track became 90% blocked with cars and safety vehicles. The parking lot cleared out allowing the final green flag leg of the race to resume. Scotty Weir took to the bottom on the restart wheel standing it down the frontstretch. The wheel stand was cool to look at but did not get the job done allowing Justin Grant to take the victory. Matt Westfall finished in second with Scotty Weir right on his back end finishing third. Jack Hewitt was present in Best Performance Motorsports Victory Lane to present the trophy and get a picture with Grant. Tyler Gunn and Dustin Ingle both advanced eight spots to finish fifth and eighth respectively picking up the hard charger award. Each walked away with an additional $63 in honor of Jack Hewitt courtesy of Jeremy Vogel.

The Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints hit the track next for their 20 lap A-main. Just under 30 cars signed in to compete resulting in a 10 lap B-main to transfer the final five starters. Rod Henning, current points leader, picked up the victory with Ron Coleman, Bill Dunham, Brad Racer, and Becca Stiefel transferring to the A-main. Ron Kimmel alongside Chase Dunham led the field to the green flag. The start was absolutely perfect with the first three rows staying side-by-side for the entire first lap. Finally on lap two, the formation fell apart showing the 66 of Dunham in the lead and Kimmel in second. JR Wood, who started on the inside of row five, lost numerous spots with his 8JR went up and almost over the banking in turn two. The field stayed green as Wood was able to save it at the cost of kicking up a large dust cloud down the back stretch. The 00 of weekly driver Michael Helterbran found himself in the runner-up spot closing in on the halfway mark. Dunham continued to literally kick up dust on Helterbran as he extended his lead drastically. Scoring data shows Dunham had over a two second lead on Helterbran late in the race. Dunham’s worst nightmare became reality when the 5J of Jack Hesson slowed to a crawl exiting turn one. Something mechanically went wrong of the 5J causing him to make a one way trip to the trailer. On the restart the E99 of Gage Etgen and the 4 of Tyler Street get together bringing the start back. Dunham, dealing with his worst nightmare again, took the restart like a pro and held on to take the win. Michael Helterbran finished in second with Rob Winks, who made a late move in the race, finishing third. Dunham pulled into victory lane for the first time in his racing career and was absolutely speechless over his win. Crew members on the 66 were hysterical holding back tears of joy. Dunham picked up some extra cash courtesy of race sponsor Foz Speed Partz and Aero Wings. Rod Henning finished just outside the top five picking up the Foz Speed Partz hard charger award advancing double digit positions.

The night came to a close with the Post Agri Service UMP Modifieds and their 20 lap feature. Matt Twining picked up the victory of the B-main scoring an outside row eight starting spot. Brian Post and Tom Treon led the field to the opening green flag. Post won the drag race into turn one moving Treon back to second. Jerry Bowersock, who started on the inside of row two, began to make a run on Treon in the 21T. The 21T was no match for the X allowing Bowersock to take over second early on in the A-main. Jerry Bowersock was a man on a mission. By lap 3, he was putting a slider on Brian Post and taking control of the lead. As soon as Bowersock took total control of the lead, Treon began to fall back in the field. Something seemed to be a problem on the 21T as it dropped five spots in just two short laps. The only caution in the entire feature would come with 13 laps to go when a drive shaft went sliding down the front stretch. All cars were able to miss the debris after it bounced off the front guardrail and catchfence. Officials removed the debris and prepared to return to green flag conditions. The 58P of Jim Post decided to take his machine pitside and into the hot pit. His crew was able to make repairs and get the 58P back onto the racing surface before the allotted three laps evaporated. Bowersock led the field to the restart and got a great jump. He began to put distance between himself and the 45P of Brian Post. The other Bowersock, Scott, lost control of his number 10 coming to the cross flags. No caution was thrown but his loss of control cost him some spots and almost took out Treon and Philipot in the process. No one had anything for Jerry Bowersock, even when driving through lap traffic, giving him the victory. Brian Post crossed second and Tony Anderson third. Jim Szekacs advanced nine spots picking up the hard charger award.

Tim Cailicoat, driver who was injured in a rollover crash a few weeks ago, made a return to the race track Saturday. Tim made a guest appearance in the Waynesfield Raceway Park pace truck to wave to the fans. His recovery is going very well and expresses his most sincere gratitude to all the fans and drivers for their donations and thoughts following the accident. Tim is not expected to return to action this season but does have plans to return as soon as possible.

Racing returns next Saturday, August 9 with Ohio vs Michigan night featuring a showdown between the Waynesfield Non Wing drivers and drivers of the Michigan Traditional Sprint series. The Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts are also on the program. Adult general admissions is just $12, Kids 11-15 are $6 with 10 & under FREE. Pit side gates open at 4PM and grandstand gates open at 5PM. Warm Ups are scheduled for 6PM with the first green flag flying at 7PM. Get all the latest information online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook, or by following @OfficialWRP on Twitter.

With Waynesfield Raceway Park being a proud Contingency Connection track this season, nearly $100,000 in contingency awards are up for grabs. Contingency Connection sponsors offer product certificate coupons all season long; good towards your next purchase. Contingency awards are in addition to cash purse payouts and make a big difference when racing bills come due. See a Waynesfield Raceway Park official for details.

RACE RESULTS

Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints (41 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

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

1. 29-Logan Jarret[2] ; 2. 41-Thomas Meseraull[4] ; 3. 21-Travis Hery[3] ; 4. 2I-Dustin Ingle[5] ; 5. 5A-Toby Alfrey[1] ; 6. 99-Todd Kane[8] ; 7. 12H-Tim Hunter[9] ; 8. 63-Huston Hewitt[10] ; 9. 7M-Brandon Moore[11] ; 10. 19-Jimmy Snead[7] ; 11. 3J-John Beaber[6]

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

1. 40-Justin Grant[4] ; 2. 2B-Mike Dunlap[1] ; 3. 18K-Todd Keen[3] ; 4. 17B-Nick Bilbee[6] ; 5. 23S-Kyle Simon[2] ; 6. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[7] ; 7. 33M-Cody Swanson[8] ; 8. 71-Stratton Briggs[9] ; 9. 14-Cooper Clouse[5] ; 10. 87-Paul Dues[10]

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

1. 18X-Scotty Weir[4] ; 2. 54-Matt Westfall[3] ; 3. 3T-Tony Beaber[2] ; 4. 9N-Luke Hall[8] ; 5. 31-Tom Rhodes[1] ; 6. 2M-Beau Stewart[6] ; 7. 6-Cody Gardner[5] ; 8. 63D-Jim Dues[7] ; 9. 5-Mark Silva[9] ; 10. 12B-Don Ryder[10]

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

1. O-Steve Irwin[3] ; 2. 22S-Dallas Hewitt[2] ; 3. 14C-Andy Conley[5] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 5. 24L-Lee Underwood[6] ; 6. 17-Kevin Myers[8] ; 7. 12-Kent Wolters[4] ; 8. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[7] ; 9. 14G-Gary Campbell[10] ; 10. 69R-Brian Gross[9]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature

1. 2B-Mike Dunlap[1] ; 2. 40-Justin Grant[4] ; 3. 54-Matt Westfall[7] ; 4. O-Steve Irwin[5] ; 5. 29-Logan Jarret[6] ; 6. 18X-Scotty Weir[8] ; 7. 41-Thomas Meseraull[3] ; 8. 22S-Dallas Hewitt[2]

B-Main #1 - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 23S-Kyle Simon[1] ; 2. 14-Cooper Clouse[2] ; 3. 99-Todd Kane[9] ; 4. 12H-Tim Hunter[10] ; 5. 5A-Toby Alfrey[3] ; 6. 87-Paul Dues[11] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[13] ; 8. 33M-Cody Swanson[5] ; 9. 19-Jimmy Snead[8] ; 10. 71-Stratton Briggs[7] ; 11. 63-Huston Hewitt[12] ; 12. 3J-John Beaber[6] ; 13. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[4]

B-Main #2 - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2M-Beau Stewart[2] ; 2. 6-Cody Gardner[1] ; 3. 24L-Lee Underwood[6] ; 4. 31-Tom Rhodes[4] ; 5. 12-Kent Wolters[3] ; 6. 63D-Jim Dues[5] ; 7. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[8] ; 8. 17-Kevin Myers[10] ; 9. 5-Mark Silva[9] ; 10. 14G-Gary Campbell[7] ; 11. 12B-Don Ryder[11] ; 12. 69R-Brian Gross[12]

A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. 40-Justin Grant[2]; 2. 54-Matt Westfall[3]; 3. 18X-Scotty Weir[6]; 4. O-Steve Irwin[4]; 5. 2I-Dustin Ingle[13]; 6. 29-Logan Jarret[5]; 7. 14C-Andy Conley[12]; 8. 68G-Tyler Gunn[16]; 9. 41-Thomas Meseraull[7]; 10. 17B-Nick Bilbee[14]; 11. 3T-Tony Beaber[11]; 12. 21-Travis Hery[9]; 13. 6-Cody Gardner[20]; 14. 22S-Dallas Hewitt[8]; 15. 23S-Kyle Simon[17]; 16. 14-Cooper Clouse[19]; 17. 2B-Mike Dunlap[1]; 18. 2M-Beau Stewart[18]; 19. 18K-Todd Keen[10]; 20. 9N-Luke Hall[15]

Hard Charger: 2I-Dustin Ingle[+8]

Post AgriService UMP Modifieds (26 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

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

1. 44-Zach Schroeder[2] ; 2. X-Jerry Bowersock[6] ; 3. 54-Matt Westfall[7] ; 4. 58P-Jim Post[1] ; 5. 18-Ryan Sutter[9] ; 6. k9-Scott Gerdeman[8] ; 7. 55S-Jim Szekacs[5] ; 8. 10H-Brad Hess[4] ; 9. 20M-Josh Morton[3]

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

1. 10-Scott Bowersock[3] ; 2. 21T-Tom Treon[1] ; 3. 34X-Brandon Vaughan[9] ; 4. 4J-David Treon[7] ; 5. 24-Terry Grilliot[8] ; 6. 93-Josh Greber[4] ; 7. 55-Denny Szekacs[2] ; 8. 26-Mike Dirksen[6] ; 9. 18N-Andy Bibler[5]

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

1. 22T-Tony Anderson[4] ; 2. 45P-Brian Post[8] ; 3. ZERO-Brent Hole[7] ; 4. 52-Weasel Phlipot[2] ; 5. 112-Chris Ullery[1] ; 6. M1G-Matt Twining[5] ; 7. 20K-Bill Keeler[6] ; 8. 5H-Brian Hogan[3]

B-Main - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. M1G-Matt Twining[3] ; 2. 20K-Bill Keeler[6] ; 3. 55S-Jim Szekacs[4] ; 4. 93-Josh Greber[2] ; 5. 26-Mike Dirksen[8] ; 6. 55-Denny Szekacs[5] ; 7. 5H-Brian Hogan[9] ; 8. 18N-Andy Bibler[11] ; 9. K9-Scott Gerdeman[1]

A-Main - (20 Laps)

1. X-Jerry Bowersock[3]; 2. 45P-Brian Post[1]; 3. 22t-Tony Anderson[4]; 4. 54-Matt Westfall[7]; 5. 10-Scott Bowersock[5]; 6. 52-Weasel Phlipot[12]; 7. 24-Terry Grilliot[14]; 8. 18-Ryan Sutter[13]; 9. 55S-Jim Szekacs[18]; 10. M1G-Matt Twining[16]; 11. 58P-Jim Post[10]; 12. 4J-David Treon[11]; 13. 20K-Bill Keeler[17]; 14. 21T-Tom Treon[2]; 15. 93-Josh Greber[19]; 16. 26-Mike Dirksen[20]; 17. 112-Chris Ullery[15]; 18. Zero-Brent Hole[9]; 19. 34X-Brandon Vaughan[8]

Hard Charger: 55S-Jim Szekacs[+9]

Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints (28 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

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

1. OO-Michael Helterbran[5] ; 2. 55-Rob Winks[8] ; 3. 22-Gunnar Lucius[4] ; 4. 4-Tyler Street[6] ; 5. 42-Ty Tilton[7] ; 6. 28H-Rod Henning[9] ; 7. IVO-Andrew Heitkamp[3] ; 8. 77-Scott Sullenberger[2] ; 9. 1C-Cole McKinney[10] ; 10. 44-Ron Coleman[1]

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

1. 96-Riley VanHise[4] ; 2. 66-Chase Dunham[6] ; 3. 20-Tyler Kendall[2] ; 4. 63-Dallas Hunt[3] ; 5. 5J-Jake Hesson[5] ; 6. `11-Corey Bedwell[7] ; 7. 50-Craig Stower[8] ; 8. 17-Darin Collin[1] ; 9. 22B-Brad Racer[9]

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

1. 14-Gary Campbell[2] ; 2. 28K-Ron Kimmel[1] ; 3. 8JR-JR Wood[3] ; 4. E99-Gage Etgen[6] ; 5. 28J-Chris Bounds[8] ; 6. 328-Becca Stiefel[7] ; 7. 81H-Anthony Haas[5] ; 8. 84-Bill Dunham[4] ; 9. 3D-Cody Downard[9]

B-Main - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 28H-Rod Henning[1] ; 2. 44-Ron Coleman[13] ; 3. 84-Bill Dunham[9] ; 4. 22B-Brad Racer[11] ; 5. 328-Becca Stiefel[3] ; 6. `11-Corey Bedwell[2] ; 7. 81H-Anthony Haas[6] ; 8. IVO-Andrew Heitkamp[4] ; 9. 17-Darin Collin[8] ; 10. 77-Scott Sullenberger[7] ; 11. 1C-Cole McKinney[10]

A-Main - (20 Laps)

1. 66-Chase Dunham[2]; 2. OO-Michael Helterbran[6]; 3. 55-Rob Winks[3]; 4. 14-Gary Campbell[4]; 5. 28K-Ron Kimmel[1]; 6. 28H-Rod Henning[16]; 7. 22-Gunnar Lucius[7]; 8. 96-Riley VanHise[5]; 9. 63-Dallas Hunt[11]; 10. 4-Tyler Street[10]; 11. 8JR-JR Wood[9]; 12. 44-Ron Coleman[17]; 13. 22B-Brad Racer[19]; 14. 28J-Chris Bounds[15]; 15. 84-Bill Dunham[18]; 16. 328-Becca Stiefel[20]; 17. E99-Gage Etgen[12]; 18. 5J-Jake Hesson[14]; 19. 20-Tyler Kendall[8]; 20. 42-Ty Tilton[13]

Hard Charger: 28H-Rod Henning[+10]

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

 

 

SHORT WINS THE $5,000 TOP PRIZE AT THE HOOSIER SPRINT NATIONALS

Haubstadt, IN - August 2, 2014 - Brady Short won the 40 lap Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car feature Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway. He became the first repeat winner for the 10th annual Hoosier Sprint Nationals. The Mitchell, IN, driver was at the wheel of the Indiana Stone Works Sponsored, Spec powered, Maxim sprint car. Don Short serves as the crew chief. The victory was worth $5,000.

In victory lane Brady Short was not at a loss for words. He was excited! ?It?s been two years since I?ve been in victory lane here but I?ve been in contention. It?s a lot of hard work! Cam Pottorff, the car owner is behind me 100%. He?s never won a race here at Haubstadt. He was thrilled when I called him.?

Brady Short passed pole sitter Kevin Thomas Jr. to take over the lead on lap six. The competition behind the two front runners intensified. The battle for third and fourth centered around veteran Jon Stanbrough, Kyle Cummins and Daron Clayton Cummins and Clayton were able to take the battle to the next level during the last 13 laps. Clayton passed Cummins on lap 27 and then Thomas a lap later to claim second. But it would be Cummins who passed Clayton back on lap 38 and then made a spirited charge to overtake Short on the last lap. The two drivers banged wheels but never let up and crossed the finish line side by side.

Short relived those moments for the crowd listening to the post race interview. ?I didn?t know where to go there at the end. I started losing a little bit in the center. I didn?t know if I needed to move down. I looked off four and there he (Cummins) was. We both stood on the gas and wheel banged. It was a lot of fun!?

Daron Clayton was third, Kevin Thomas Jr, next, and Jon Stanbrough finished fifth. Robert Ballou led the second five followed by Chase Stockon, Donny Brackett, Brandon Mattox, and Jeff Bland Jr. Brackett picked up the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race Award with a gain of 9 positions in the feature. Chase Briscoe received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award after finishing eleventh.

The heat race winners were Brandon Mattox, Robert Ballou, and Daron Clayton, Daron Clayton earned the most passing points with a 110 point total.

The Hoosier Sprint Nationals was not a beneficial night for MSCS Rookie drivers. James Lyerla flipped in the feature. Daylan Chambers broke an axel after climbing up onto the fourth turn wall in his heat race. Nick Hale discovered engine problems early. Aaron Farney got involved in the four car spin on the first lap of the feature but was the most fortunate and completed the race collecting a 15th place finish.

The next MSCS event will be the ?Return to Putnamville? on August 9th. The 30 lap feature will pay $3,000 to win. It is the second of five MSCS sanctioned races scheduled for August on Indiana dirt tracks.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

KISSINGER RETURNS TO VICTORY LANE IN MOD ACTION

Haubstadt, IN - August 2, 2014 - The UMP Open Wheel Modifieds ran a 25 lap feature to conclude the HSN racing program. Levi Kissinger of Mt. Vernon, IN, finished ahead of Mark Lamont, Dave Beck, Josh Harris, and Zach Fair. The victory was number three at the track this season for Kissinger. He leads all drivers in the victory column.

Stephen Schnapf, Dave Beck, and Josh Harris took the three preliminary heat races. Joel Jenson won the B Main. Twenty-five drivers signed in to compete.

The modifieds will be on the card Sunday August 31st when the MSCS Sprints return for their next engagement at Tri-State Speedway.

SUMMARY Hoosier Sprint Nationals Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, IN August 2, 2014

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series: (21 Entries)

First Heat - 28 Brandon Mattox, 37rw Jon Stanbrough, 5b Chase Briscoe, 38w Chet Williams, 15f Aaron Farney, 11 James Lyerla, 02 Nick Hale (dns)

Second Heat - 12 Robert Ballou, 9k Kevin Thomas, 2x Chase Stockon, 04 Jeff Bland, 23 Brian Karraker, 4B Donny Brackett, 5ks Kent Schmidt

Third Heat - 92 Daron Clayton, 11p Brady Short, 3c Kyle Cummins, 21 Carson Short, 1 Mitch Wissmiller, 56F Jared Fox, 4c Daylan Chambers

Feature (40 Laps) - 11p Brady Short, 3c Kyle Cummins, 92 Daron Clayton, 9k Kevin Thomas Jr., 37rw Jon Stanbrough, 12 Robert Ballou, 2x Chase Stockon, 4b Donny Brackett, 28 Brandon Mattox, 04 Jeff Bland Jr. 5B Chase Briscoe, 21 Carson Short, 23 Brian Karraker, 5kx Kent Schmidt, 15F Aaron Farney, 38w Chet Williams, 11 James Lyerla, 56F Jared Fox, 1 Mitch Wissmiller, 4c Daylan Chambers (dns), 02 Nick Hale (dns)

UMP Open Wheel Modifieds: (25 Entries)

Three Heat Winners - Stephen Schnapf, Dave Beck, Josh Harris

B Main - Joel Jenson, Willie Madison, Jesse Snyder

Feature (25 Laps) - Levi Kissinger, Mark Lamont, Dave Beck, Josh Harris, Zach Fair, Shawn Cates, Dustin Beck, Michael Fox, Joel Jenson, Willie Madison, Jesse Snyder, Lance Foreman, Justin Jones, Stephen Schnapf, Aaron Draege, Tyler Weiss, Brandon McDowell, Clay Lane

 

 

Fairland’s Beauchamp and Monrovia’s Williams record first feature wins at Lincoln Park Speedway in 2014.

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor

PUTNAMVILLE — Lincoln Park Speedway was bustling a week after rain put a damper on the weekend show midway through the heat races at the scenic Putnamville oval. This time around, the show went on as scheduled with first time winners bookending several drivers that are on a tear in 2014. Brent Beauchamp has had plenty of success at LPS, winning a track championship in fact. However, he hadn’t been able to crack victory lane this season, that is until he was able to hold off a hard charging Casey Shuman Saturday night to gain the victory over 26 other entrants. Michael Williams has been in the racing business for three years, searching for that elusive first win and on Saturday he did just that, recording a bomber win in the final race of the evening. In between those two A-mains, Derek Groomer picked up his second UMP Modified win of the season at LPS while UMP national points leader Tyler Cain strengthened his lead with another UMP Super Stock win. In the first bomber feature of the night, Carlos Bumgardner Sr. picked up his eighth win of the season. Shuman, Beauchamp and Chad Boespflug were heat race winners in sprint car action and started in the first two rows along with Lee Dakus. Beauchamp and Shuman quickly took control from the green flag and found themselves in lapped traffic early on. Conner Donelson, Ethan Barrow and Max McGhee battled for the fifth spot behind Dakus and Boespflug. A red flag came out on the ninth lap as Danny Pollock got upside down on the front stretch, but was uninjured. The restart wasn’t kind to Dakus, who spun as the field went green once again. The second half of the race came down to the battle up front as Shuman worked all angles in an attempt to chase down Beauchamp. The pair build a sizable lead and worked the final five laps in heavy traffic. Beauchamp hammered down through several lappers, but Shuman wasn’t slowing his chase. On the final circuit, both drivers went to the top in turns three and four as Shuman made a strong attempt at the pass, but Beauchamp held off the Arizona native for the win. Donelson took down third ahead of Barrow and Brian Hayden. Jasonville’s Brandon Morin rocketed forward from 15th to take sixth, McGhee was seventh ahead of Brazil’s Eric Burns. The UMP Modified feature proved to be an entertaining affair as three-wide racing for the lead highlighted Groomer’s eventual win. Bloomington’s Jake Humphrey tried everything in his bag of tricks to make a pass stick on Groomer, electrifying the crowd by splitting two cars into turn one late in the A-main. He ran much of the final half of the race above the cushion in pursuit of that extra momentum. However, Kenny Carmichael Sr. was also in the fray throughout most of the 20-lap event and he would lead at the midway point as Groomer and Humphrey battled ahead of Wes McClara and Kenny Carmichael Jr. On a re-start, Groomer jumped to the lead over Carmichael Sr. and would stay there despite Humphrey’s advances. Groomer stayed true to his line and the aggressive charge of Humphrey led to a lost spot when he jumped the cushion with a lap to go. Carmichael Jr. took over the second spot where he would finish ahead of his father and Humphrey with McClara in fifth. Roy Bruce Jr. fought off ignition box problems in his heat race to scrap to sixth after starting in 19th position. Damon Harrell, Jake Byers, Scott Ricketts and Dan Lewellen rounded out the top-10. Greencastle’s Josh Boller had designs on winning his first feature of the season as he led from the opening green flag over Cain. The do maintained those spots over the first 10 laps with Doug McCullough in tow ahead of Scott Carrington and both Carmichaels. A caution flew for the slowed No. 92c of Carmichael Jr. at the halfway point of the feature. On the restart, Boller was able to hold his spot, running the extreme high line as Cain chose the bottom. With three laps remaining, a last caution re-set the field for a dash to the checkered flag. Boller and Cain spent the final circuits nearly door-to-door before Boller slipped slightly higher than his previous lines into turn four and Cain had just enough momentum to carry the win at the finish line. McCullough claimed third as Josh McDaniel came forward from 10th to place fourth ahead of Carmichael Sr. and Greencastle’s Jonathon Newgent. In the first bomber feature, Kevin Kemp, Eric Miller and Tim Wright were in a three-way fight for the top spot during the early laps. However, Miller would get sideways and then upside down on the frontstretch, but emerged uninjured. Kemp was also sidelined in the mishap, which opened the door for Bumgardner to move into second and quickly challenge for the lead. Bumgardner and Wright were side-by-side for a couple of laps before the Cloverdale native edged to the front and pulled away from Wright over the final circuits to add to his season points lead at LPS. Brazil’s David Wallen placed third ahead of Jordan Almanza and Cody Wright. In the final A-main of the evening, Harris of Monrovia, washed away three tough years in pursuit of his first victory and powered away from an early three-way duel with Tom Courtney and Bob Farris. Harris claimed the win as RJ Pruitt placed second ahead of Farris, Chucky Walden and Ron Smith. This weekend will feature the Midwest Sprint Car Series with $3,000 going to the winner. Modifieds, super stocks and bombers will also be on the card.

Lincoln Park Speedway Sprint car feature 1. Brent Beauchamp, 2. Casey Shuman, 3. Conner Donelson, 4. Ethan Barrow, 5. Brian Hayden, 6. Brandon Morin, 7. Max McGhee, 8. Eric Burns, 9. Michael Terry Jr., 10. Kody Kinser, 11. Andrew Prather, 12. Chris Ohl, 13. Jason Robbins, 14. Patrick Giddens, 15. Lee Dakus, 16. Chad Davenport, 17. Chad Boespflug, 18. Ethan Fleetwood, 19. Danny Pollock, 20. Kris Deckard

UMP Super Stock feature 1. Tyler Cain, 2. Josh Boller, 3. Doug McCullough, 4. Josh McDaniel, 5. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 6. Jonathan Newgent, 7. Steve Sutliff, 8. Paul Wright, 9. Kenny Fields, 10. David Daniels, 11. Scott Carrington, 12. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 13. Josh Fagg, 14. Travis Heramb, 15. Will Barnett, 16. Ralph Groomer, 17. JR Watkins

UMP Modified feature 1. Derek Groomer, 2. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 3. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 4. Jake Humphrey, 5. Wes McClara, 6. Roy Bruce Jr., 7. Damon Harrell, 8. Jake Byers, 9. Scott Ricketts, 10. Dan Lewllen, 11. Gary Hayden, 12. Josh McDaniel, 13. Gary Ricketts, 14. Tyler Loughmiller, 15. Brent Hudson, 16. Jimmy Hayden, 17. Wayne Newlin, 18. Brian Amos, 19. Doug Bryant Jr., 20. Brian Hayden

Bomber feature 1 1. Carlos Bumgardner Sr., 2. Tim Wright, 3. David Wallen, 4. Jordan Almanza, 5. Cody Wright, 6. Kyle Krupa, 7. Lenny Krupa III, 8. Mark Dickerson, 9. Fred Grayless, 10. Kevin Kemp, 11. Eric Miller, 12. Chris Brewer, 13. Justin Massie, 14. Mike Wright Jr., 15. James Walters, 16. Bryan Hunt

Bomber feature 2 1. Michael Harris, 2. RJ Pruitt, 3. Bob Farris, 4. Chucky Walden, 5. Ron Smith, 6. Christian Kline, 7. Dustin Colvin, 8. Tom Plemons, 9. Jack Campbell, 10. Raymond Funkhouser Jr., 11. Josh Litton, 12. Tom Courtney, 13. Chris Schepper, 14. Bobby Tarrh, 15. Jerry Hutto

 

 

Luke Cranston Still The URSS Boss at Belleville

Luke Cranston once again showed his dominance at the Belleville High Banks in Belleville, Kansas, as he captured The United Rebel Sprint Series 305 Nationals Crown taking home a $2,000 pay check against a stellar field Saturday night.

Dodge City’s Keefe Hemel and rookie Jed Werner brought the field to the green flag with Hemel’s car stumbling on the start, allowing 3rd position starter Ray Seemann to jump out to an early lead with Werner 2nd and sixth starter Cranston already to 3rd, Zach Blurton in 4th and Brian Herbert in 5th after lap 1.

On lap 2, Blurton would make a bold move on the bottom in turn 2 to overtake both Cranston and Werner with Cranston making a pass around Werner on the front straight to move into the show position.

Lap 4, Blurton would make the bottom work again as he overtook Seemann for the top spot. Lap 5 brought out the only caution of the night for debris on the track caused by Jeremy Huish’s wing panel flying off due to the high speeds of the huge 1/2 mile, high banked oval.

On the restart, it would be Blurton, Seeman, Cranston, Herbert and Werner rounding out the top 5. Cranston would use the high side to overtake Seemann in turns 1 and 2 and begin his hunt for the leader.

Cranston, flying around the high side of the track began reeling in Blurton, running on the low side and blasted by him on lap 9 and remain to take the lead and go unchallenged for the rest of the 25 lap feature.

Blurton would finish 2nd with Colorado’s Jake Bubak finishing 3rd, moving up from the 10th starting position and winning the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger Award. Oklahoma’s Ty Williams finished in 4th place and Brian Herbert rounded out the top 5.

Cranston credited his crew and the excellent set up they used for the win, as this was his 6th win out of 7 races at the famed Belleville High Banks.

Feature results

1 Luke Cranston

2 Zach Blurton

3 Jake Bubak

4 Ty Williams

5 Brian Herbert

6 Zac Taylor

7 Keefe Hemel

8 Jed Werner

9 Joey Schmidt

10 Justin Schwein

11 Cody Caldwell

12 John Webster

13 Joe Miller

14 Ray Seemann DNF

15 Luke Lucero DNF

16 Steven Richardson DNF

17 Jeremy Huish DNF

18 Tom Belsky DNS

Heat race winners: Zac Taylor, Zach Blurton, Ty Williams

 

 

Bubak wins at the Bullring

By NICK SCHWIEN nschwien@dailynews.net La CROSSE -- Trying to tame the quarter-mile "Bullring" known as Rush County Speedway can be a daunting task, leaving some drivers shaking at the knees. Jake Bubak isn't one of those drivers, though. Instead, the young driver from Colorado grabs the bull by the horns and proceeds to do what he does best at the track -- drive a sprint car. That's exactly what Bubak did Friday night at the Bullring Nationals in La Crosse, and it led to his sixth United Rebel Sprint Series feature win this season. "You just have to be really aggressive," Bubak said. "It just fits my driving style, I guess." Bubak didn't shine right away -- well, at least until the first lap was finished. He started 10th in the 30-lap feature and was seventh after the first circuit. But on lap two, he was fifth, then moved to fourth on the next lap. "I love coming to this event here," Bubak said. "The track is awesome, and I'm looking forward to next year already." Bubak was third on lap six and hot on the heels of race leader Koby Walters the next lap. "Coming from Colorado, we have a majority of little tracks like this," said Bubak, who is from Arvada, Colo. "Out here, this is really the only small track we come to. I think us Colorado guys are at a little bit of an advantage for that." Bubak was side-by-side with Walters on lap 17, then fully took the lead on the next lap. "Once he got out there, I didn't think I was going to catch him again," Walters said. "Then I got back under him, and the caution came out." The reigning URSS national champ pulled away from Walters on the restart, then maneuvered through lap traffic to pull away for the convincing win. "I have a little more experience than him, but he did a heck of a job," Bubak said. "He made it tough." In four races in La Crosse, Bubak's worst outing was third. That came in 2012 on the first night of a two-day show at the track. The next night, he was in the winner's circle. Last year, he worked his way to second and was closing on the leader when rain shortened the event to only 17 laps. "You can't get better than that," Bubak said. "It would be nice to win all of those, and we were in a position to win all of those." Walters would finish second, followed by Steven Richardson -- who started eighth. "We've had a real good year, haven't finished any worse than eighth," Richardson said. "Man, if anybody has a year going better, it's (Bubak). This is his sixth win, and he puts it together every weekend. It's frustrating at times because usually I feel we're fast enough to compete with him. He just manages to catch opportunities and takes advantage of them. That's something we need to improve on. The season isn't over yet. There's still time." Richardson got by Zac Taylor for third on lap 23 and was closing on Walters before running out of laps. "There at the end, it would have been nice to have a caution and reel Jake back in," Richardson said. "I think we were faster than the second-place car, and I think we could have had something for Jake as well. But it's kind of a toss-up. Sometimes you like getting into lap traffic, and it slows some guys up and you have an opportunity to get around them. But that's not the way it fell tonight." Luke Cranston, who started seventh and fell back to 10th early in the race, rallied to finish fourth. He didn't crack the top five until lap 24 when he passed Jed Werner -- who started on the pole and ran in the front pack of drivers until fading late and finishing seventh. Taylor rounded out the top five, and Zach Blurton was sixth. Jake Bubak Also won the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger award, moving up 9 spots from 10th Feature results

1 Jake Bubak - Also won the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger award, moving up 9 spots from 10th 2 Koby Walters 3 Steven Richardson 4 Luke Cranston 5 Zac Taylor 6 Zach Blurton 7 Jed Werner 8 Josh Fairbank 9 Joey Schmidt 10 Brian Herbert 11 Jeremy Huish 12 Jared Kern 13 Cody Caldwell 14 John Webster 15 Justin Schwein 16 Brandon Sprott 17 Dustin McNeill 18 Taylor Velasquez DNF 19 Ray Seemann DNF 20 Jordan Randles DNF 21 Brian Hardman DNF 22 Tom Belsky DNF

Heat Race Winners - Walters, Fairbank, Cranston Justin Schwien, Werner and Josh Fairbank won the three special cash dashes during the night.

 

 

PATIENCE PROPELS DECAIRE TO SECOND SERIES VICTORY

BIRCH RUN, Mich. (August 2, 2014) – Troy DeCaire scored his second Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints victory of the 2014 season at Illiana (IN) Motor Speedway on Saturday, August 2.

DeCaire completed the race winning pass on Jason Cox on the 20th circuit and then pulled away after a late race yellow for the victory with 15th place starter Jo Jo Helberg completing the podium finishers. Davey Hamilton Jr. and defending race winner Tim Cox rounded out the top five.

“After the day we had yesterday, my guys didn't let me down. We woke up at 7 a.m. and had this thing on jack stands. We went through the car and hard work really paid off,” said race winner Troy DeCaire. “They gave me a great car where I could just ride and watch Jason (Cox). He used his tires up a little bit and I made the move when it counted.”

The 30-lap feature began with Jason and Tim Cox pacing the 16-car starting field on the .50-mile oval. Jason Cox got the jump on his dad, and led the early stages of the race as Tim Cox settled into second with DeCaire advancing to the third spot.

At lap five, Jason Cox continued to lead as DeCaire moved to the runner-up position around Tim Cox with Kevin Feeney and Davey Hamilton Jr. close behind. Helberg was on the move, up from 15th to run in seventh spot after a pass on Joe Swanson.

DeCaire was able to close the gap in traffic on Jason Cox, but was using extreme patience to make a challenge for the race lead. While the duo remained one and two, Ryan Litt was on the charge climbing from his ninth starting spot to fourth after passing Feeney and Hamilton Jr.

Helberg then completed passes on Feeney and Hamilton to advance to fifth position. On Lap 20, DeCaire then pounced on Jason Cox while in heavy lapped traffic and grabbed the top spot after they had a spirited battle.

Once DeCaire was able to clear Jason Cox, he then edged away until the yellow flew on lap 23 for a spinning Sam Davis in turn 1. Under that caution period, fourth running Ryan Litt dropped out of the event and headed to the pit area.

DeCaire pulled away over the final seven laps to win over Jason Cox, who drove an impressive race in his first series start in almost 14 months. Helberg passed Tim Cox to finish in third with Davey Hamilton Jr. and Tim Cox rounding out the top-five finishers.

The Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints returns to action on Sunday, August 31 at Angola (IN) Motorsport Speedway.

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

- www.SuperSprints.com -

 

 

World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series racing the "Ironman 55" at Federated Auto Parts Raceway on the 1/3rd high banked clay oval at Pevely, MO

(Second day of this two days of WoO Sprint Car Racing at this facility).

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

(Pevely, MO, 08/02/2014) An amazing night of racing at Federated Auto Parts Raceway in Pevely, MO. in front of a huge crowd of fans, the "World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series took on this one third of a mile, high banked clay oval, racing the "Ironman 55".

Kerry Madsen, originally from St. Marys, NSW Australia driving the Keneric, #29, 410 Sprint, raced from his sixth place start in this prestigious fifty-five lap feature event and scored his first ever, "Ironman 55" victory. Along with his huge win, Madsen won the $20,000. that he earned with his win.

"This is bloody awesome. To win my first "Ironman 55" race, amongst all of these fans, is so fantastic. We started the race in sixth, with Brad Sweet on the pole, then it was Paul McMahan, Kraig Kinser, Donny Schatz and Steve Kinser, some of the top drivers in the field, all in front of me. The track was good and there were fifty-five laps to race. I tried to focus on racing a strong line forward, staying out of trouble. We've scored podium finishes and I won the "Kings Royal, this season" I can't thank Keneric, all of our crew, all of our sponsors etc. enough, for this great win. I hope we can keep this streak of podium and good finishes, going, especially at the up and coming racing at the Knoxville Nationals." said by Madsen.

Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND started the "Ironman 55" racing in fourth. By the second lap Schatz took on the lead. It was a really strong field of drivers trying to race down a move to the front. Schatz put in a strong run, holding all at bay, until the first twenty laps were in the books and that's when Madsen took on the lead.

"I took over the lead on the second lap. We were good but not good enough. I was trying to be cautious. I did everything I could, it just wasn't enough. We think we'll really be good at Knoxville. It's a whole different track than here. We have been good in the past and we have notes regarding those good events." said Schatz.

Racing in third, was James McFadden of Australia, who raced from an eleventh place start, to finishing in third at the checkered flag.

"Our team set me up so I could race where ever I put the car. We had a good run and our thanks go out to Joe Gearte, as well as to Tim and Cindy, our sponsor Red Lion Oil, to all of our sponsors. We also wanted to have something to compare our tracks (Their Canadian tracks with ours tracks)

Paul McMahan of Nashville, TN scored in fourth place at the line during qualifying.

"We had a good weekend. I made a mistake on the restart, losing position. I got back in third but then fell back to fourth. We are headed to Knoxville. We are going there tonight and racing there tomorrow." said McMahan.

All in all, it was a great two days of racing. Good car count, good racing, great fans , great facility and great people.

Kerry Madsen, set "FAST TIME" in qualifying, scoring a 11.019 lap.

Scoring in fifth through twenty-fourth, in the "A" Main, were, Brad Sweet, Daryn Pittman. Kraig Kinser, Joey Saldana, David Gravel, Chad Kemenah, Greg Wilson, Shane Stewart, Cody Darrah, Jason Sides, Logan Schuchart, Tim Kaeding, Jimmy Bridgeman, Logan Faucon, Kevin Petty, Danny Dietrich, Steve Kinser, Danny Smith, Bradley Greer.

The "B" Main, DASH, and Heat Race finishes, are as follows: Please note, all finishes, times, etc. are unofficial.

"B" Main: Logan Schuchart, Chad Kemenah, Logan Faucon, Bradley Greer, Jimmy Bridgeman, Kevin Petty, Jeremy Standridge, Caleb Wankel, John Dine.

DASH: Brad Sweet, Paul McMahan, Kraig Kinser, Donny Schatz, Steve Kinser, Kerry Madsen, Daryn Pittman, Greg Wilson.

Heat Races:

Heat #1: Greg Wilson, Kerry Madsen, Kraig Kinser, Joey Saldana, Tim Kaeding, Danny Dietrich, Chad Kemenah, Bradley Greer, Jeremy Standridge.

Heat #2: Daryn Pittman, Paul McMahan, Donny Schatz, James McFadden, David Gravel, Jacob Allen, Logan Faucon, Jimmy Bridgeman, Kevin Petty.

Heat #3: Brad Sweet, Shane Stewart, Danny Smith, Cody Darrah, Steve Kinser, Jason Sides, Logan Schuchart, John Dines.

 

 

Rex King, Carl Bowser and Alex Ferree reel in Titles with fourth wins of 2014 Rob Shook prevails as Fosnaught and McPherson tangle behind him

Sarver, PA (August 2, 2014) On another beautiful Friday Night of Fab Four Racing, our friends from the Pittsburgh Circle Track Club made their annual visit to the Action Track. And while the temps weren�t exactly typical of the Dog Days of Summer, the action on the track is really starting to heat up in all four divisions. Brian Swartzlander and Dave Murdick tangled in the opening laps of the Diehl Mods feature and surrendered the lead to Bud Points leader Rex King Jr. who then ran away with his fourth win of the season. AJ Flick led over a dozen laps on the way to what would have been his first Peoples TWP Sprint feature, only to give way to Brandon Matus and then Carl Bowser. Matus�s broke, but Bowser went on to chug the Turner�s Premium Iced Tea after his fourth win of the season. Alex Ferree battled Jared Miley in a late race restart that saw Miley surrender the lead as he slid off the top of turn two and Ferree cruise to his fourth win of the season in the Precise Late Models. Finally, Rob Shook sealed the deal this week after losing the lead in the final turn of the final lap last week to score his first Pic-A-Part Sportsman win of the season as points leaders Jim Fosnaught and Corey McPherson tangled behind him in turn three coming to the checkered flag.

The Diehl Auto Group DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modifieds started the show with Brian Swartzlander alongside Jeff Miller on the front row and Dave Murdick started right behind Miller in third. Budweiser Points leader Rex King Jr. rolled to green from 10th on the starting grid after winning last week. Swartzlander took the early lead, but Murdick tried a slidejob on the lap five restart. The resulting contact sent Swartzlander sailing off turn four and Murdick was sent to the tail for rough driving. King had already made his way to fifth by the initial restart and thus third on the ensuing restart. King wasted little time as he took the lead in turns three & four and never looked back on the way to his fourth win of the season. He will carry a 23 point lead over his father and 37 points over Dave Murdick into next week.

Ransomville, NY�s Eric Rudolph made another visit to the Action Track and ran a rock solid second to King. Brian Swartzlander rallied from his early race incident to finish third ahead of Rex King Sr. in fourth. Tom Winkle finished fifth ahead of Steve Feder, Bob Warren, Rodney Beltz, Mike Turner and Tom Glenn. Dave Murdick was scored 15th as a DNF after charging back to third mid-race only to suffer mechanical failure. Heats were won by King Jr. and Swartzlander.

Third-generation star and Sprint division rookie AJ Flick started on the outside pole and appeared to be on a course to his first Peoples TWP DIRTcar Sprint win, only to see veterans Brandon Matus and Carl Bowser slide under him on late race restarts. Flick used a wicked slidejob in turn four to pass Mike Wagner to complete lap six; Wagner had just taken the lead from Cory Good two laps prior. Flick looked strong and confident on an open track and even through lapped traffic, but did not want to see a restart with Matus and Bowser on his tailtank. Matus�s slidejob was successful in turn two on the lap 20 restart, but Flick passed him back entering turn three as Matus slid up the track in turn four and then off the track in turn one with a broken tie-rod. On the lap 21 restart, Bowser used the same slidejob in turns one & two that Matus had to take the lead from Flick for good. His fourth win of the season extended his Budweiser Points lead to 44 over Brandon Matus who was scored as a DNF in 15th.

Flick held on to score his best finish of the season in second. Cory Good and Scott Priester in third and fourth also scored their best finishes of the season, while Mike Lutz tied his best finish of the season in fifth. Brent Matus, Michael Wagner, Dan Shetler, Bill Jones Jr. and George Hobaugh rounded out the top ten. Priester, Wagner and Bowser all won their respective heat races and Bill Jones Jr. won the B-Main.

Good guys Chuck Sarver and Chris Schneider led the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models to the green flag and Schneider took the early lead. Jared Miley, Alex Ferree, Mike Pegher Jr. and Russ King all started deep in the field. Fourth starting John Garvin Jr. took the lead the lap eight restart, but Miley was already to fifth and Ferree was sixth. By lap 10, Norris who started fifth, was second, Miley was third, Ferree was fourth and it was anyone�s race at that point. Norris tried to slide under Garvin in turns one & two on lap 13, but the move cost Norris his momentum as Miley and Ferree got by for second and third. You could have thrown a blanket over Garvin, Miley and Ferree battling for the lead as they entered lapped traffic on lap 16. Miley took the lead on lap 17, Ferree took the lead on lap 19 and then Miley took the lead back on lap 20. Instead of trading slide jobs with five to go in heavy lapped traffic, Ferree wisely fell in line behind Miley and they dispatched lapped traffic around the top of both ends of the track. By lap 24, they finally cleared lapped traffic, if even momentarily, but one final caution slowed the race as Michael Norris was facing the wrong direction on the grass inside turn one. On the restart, Miley and Ferree were door-to-door and while they did not make contact, Miley slid off the top of turn two and Ferree rocketed down the back straightaway on the way to his fourth win of the season and 29th of his career. In doing so, Ferree stretched his lead to 66 points over second place Russ King.

�Double Duty� Dave Murdick ran a real strong race in the Pitkavish #1 to finish second ahead of Miley, Garvin and Mike Pegher Jr. Russ King finished sixth, Brian Swartzlander was seventh, Colton Flinner beat his uncle John Flinner to the line for eighth and Chris Schneider rounded out the top ten. Michael Norris and Garrett Krummert claimed heat race checkers.

And then there was the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman feature! Mike Miller and Rob Shook brought the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman field to the green flag; each seeking their first feature win of the season. Miller took the lead at the green flag, but a front stretch melee involving several cars slowed the race with just three laps in. By that third lap, Fosnaught had already made his way to fourth place on the track and he took third from Terry Young on the restart. As Fosnaught battled Rob Shook, Miller pulled away, but a few cautions still lay ahead. On the lap 12 restart, McPherson moved to fourth as Shook took the lead with a great run into turns one & two. Fosnaught came to second on lap 15 and McPherson came to third on lap 17. A caution on lap 18 set the table for a thrilling final two laps.

On the first lap 18 restart, Fosnaught took a slight lead in turns one & two, but Shook had a big run off the top of turn two and held the lead down the backstretch only to see another caution wave for Eric Piotrowski and Jeff Miller in turn two. On the second lap 18 restart, McPherson, Fosnaught and Shook were just about three-wide coming out of turn two with Shook leading the way by a nose. Fosnaught and Shook were door-to-door exiting turn four with Shook leading at the stripe. Fosnaught slid up in front of Shook in turn two, but Shook crossed back under and charged back into the lead down the back straightaway. As the leaders entered turn three, Fosnaught appeared to slow entering turn three just enough that McPherson had to check up to avoid rearending him, but ended up driving into his left rear quarter panel and sending both drivers spinning out of contention. McPherson sailed off the top of the apex of turns three & four, while Fosnaught rolled backwards towards the bottom of the track as Shook motored away to his first checkered flag of the season. The incident cost Fosnaught a second place finish; instead he was a 16th place DNF. McPherson was disqualified for the night, (no points, no purse money), for intentional rough driving.

Lost in the chaos that followed was that Rob Shook�s persistence and consistency finally paid off with his first win of the season to go along with three runner-up finishes, 10 top fives and 12 top tens. Friday Night�s win was Shook�s first since July 6, 2012.

The last lap chaos also shook up the finishing order, as Shook, Young and Aaron Easler came to the checkered flag, but most of the rest of the field was scored as they finished the previous lap unless they stopped under caution; needless to say, it wasn�t the easiest situation to score. According to official MyLaps Sports Timing results, after Young and Easler in second and third, Mike Miller finished fourth and Pat Hanley finished fifth. Brett McDonald, Joey Zambotti, Paul Schreckengost, Stan Riggle and Wayne Carbo rounded out the top ten. Terry Young, Paul Schreckengost and Pat Hanley won their respective heat races. Shook�s win, Fosnaught�s 16th place finish and McPherson�s DQ has the points as such: Fosnaught leads Shook by 17 and McPherson by 36 with three races remaining on the schedule.

Fab Four Racing continues next week on Friday, July 8 with Nostalgia Night and the MRO Injured Driver�s Benefit Auction. Friday, July 15 is Turner Dairy Farm Night and everything comes to a close with Championship Night on Friday, August 22.

 

 

37th annual BELLEVILLE MIDGET NATIONALS

Abreu wins Belleville Midget Nationals”

Belleville, Kan., Aug. 2--- Rico Abreu captured Saturday’s 37th annual Belleville Midget Nationals on the Belleville High Banks. The victory increased the USAC Honda National Midget Series points lead for the St. Helena, Calif. Driver. Zach Daum, Thursday Night’s feature winner jumped into the lead at the start followed by Abreu. The caution was displayed on Lap 5 when Chris Windom slowed on the track. Windom changed a tire and eventually finished in the fifth position. Daum led Abreu, Tracy Hines and defending winner Christopher Bell at the completion of the tenth lap. Abreu closed on the back of Daum, and passed Daum for the lead entering Turn 1 on Lap 13. At the midway point Abreu continued to lead Daum, and Hines increasing his lead each lap. A caution appeared with nine laps remaining, erasing Abreu’s advantage over the field. On the restart Abreu again pulled away driving the Kunz/Curb-Agajanian owned Bullet/Toyota No. 97. Daum trailed Abreu at the finish followed by Hines, Bell and Windom. The victory marked the third in four years for Kunz/Curb-Agajanian, and was the fifth overall for Keith Kunz. “This is special for me, I’ve wanted to win here since I first showed up here” commented Abreu who finished second in the two previous events.

SUMMARY FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Zach Daum (#5D Daum), 2. Christoper Bell (#71 Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 3. Jerry Coons Jr. (#2 Lein), 4. Michael Pickens (#3F RFMS), 5. Stu Snyder (#2s Rhoten), 6. Jeff Stasa (#91 Stasa), 7. Tanner Thorson (#67 Kunz/Curb-Agajanian). 2:18.03

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Rico Abreu (#97 Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 2. Bryan Clauson (#63 Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 3. Chris Windom (#3 RFMS), 4. Garrett Hood (#11H Hoods), 5. Don Droud Jr. (#44 Smith), 6. Johnny Murdock (#0 Murdock), 7. Tyler Dunkle (#0A Murdock). 2:19.95

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Tracy Hines (#24 Parker), 2. Dave Darland (#17 RW/Curb-Agajanian), 3. Cody Brewer (#96 Central Motorsports), 4. Isaac Chapple (#52 Chapple), 5. Matt Johnson (#85 Johnson), 6. Ty Williams (#19 Stasa), 7. Robert Bell (#0z Murdock). 2:21.11

POLE DASH: (6 laps) 1. Daum, 2. Abreu, 3. Bell, 4. Hines, 5. Darland, 6. Clauson. 1:48.87

B DASH: (6 laps) 1. Windom, 2. Pickens, 3. Brewer, 4. Chapple, 5. Hood. 1:48.25

FEATURE: (40 laps) 1. Rico Abreu, 2. Zach Daum, 3. Tracy Hines, 4. Christoper Bell, 5. Chris Windom, 6. Dave Darland, 7. Bryan Clauson, 8. Jerry Coons Jr., 9. Michael Pickens, 10. Cody Brewer, 11. Stu Snyder, 12. Jeff Stasa, 13. Matt Johnson, 14. Isaac Chapple, 15. Garrett Hood, 16. Johnny Murdock, 17. Robert Bell, 18, Tyler Dunkle, 19. Don Droud Jr., 20. Ty Williams.

Feature Lap Leaders: Laps 1-13 Daum, Laps 14-40 Abreu.

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Malsam Wins on Ladies Night Out at Skagit Speedway

8/2/14

Alger, WA – Ladies Night Out presented by The Silver Reef Hotel & Casino was held on Saturday night at Skagit Speedway with perfect summer weather greeting the large crowd. When the dust settled on the rapid moving evening, Taylor Malsam stood in victory lane with a wire-to wire 25 lap win in the 410 sprint car division in a race that saw no stoppages.

The 410 Sprint Car A Main saw only three flags thrown: Green, White and Checkered. Taylor Malsam jumped out to a huge advantage early and maintained it through most of the race. His only hiccup came around lap 20 as he was navigating slower traffic. One of the slower cars, the car washed up the track on the exit of turn four, leaving Malsam no room between him and the wall. After smacking the front stretch fence, Jason Solwold was able to close to within a half straight away of Malsam, but no further as Taylor held strong to take the win. Solwold was second and Jesse Whitney took third. Malsam set quick time. Kevin Smith and Skylar Gee won the heat races.

Tristin Thomas dominated the NW USAC HPD Midget Main event, leading all 20 laps in a caution free main event. Thomas started on the pole and had a huge advantage all race long before taking his first Skagit Speedway win and second of the year in the series. Chase Goetz was second and rounding out the podium in third was Lance Sargent. Heat winners were Thomas and Goetz.

Steve Parker picked up a win in the Sportsman Sprint car division. Jonathan Jorgenson led every lap of the feature but his engine had components that did not fit with the spirit and intent of the division rules, giving the victory to Parker who ran second for the entirety of the main event. Cory Samuelson was second and Cory Swatzina was third. Heat race winners were Robbie Price and Sean Johnson. Bill Rude ran the fastest qualifying lap.

410 Sprints Fast Time – Taylor Malsam 11.241 Heat 1 – Skylar Gee, Matt Jensen, Taylor Malsam, Mike Bollinger, Barry Martinez Heat 2 – Kevin Smith, Jason Solwold, Jesse Whitney, Jason Bloodgood, Steve Vague Main – Taylor Malsam, Solwold, Whitney, Martinez, Jensen, Vague, Smith, Gee, Bollinger, Bloodgood Lap Leaders – Malsam 1-25

NW USAC HPD Midgets Heat 1 – Tristin Thomas, Lance Sargent, Mike Volbrecht, Hannah Lindquist, Al Goldie Heat 2 – Chase Goetz, Lance Hallmark, Dougie James, Todd Hartmann, Garrett Thomas, Kevin Kirkpatrick Main – Tristin Thomas, Goetz, Sargent, James, Hallmark, Lindquist, Volbrecht, Hartmann, G Thomas, Kirkpatrick Lap Leaders – T Thomas 1-20

Sportsman Sprints Fast Time – Bill Rude 12.803 Heat 1 – Robbie Price, Cory Samuelson, Steve Parker, Kelsey Carpenter, Tyler Fox, Otto Jorgenson, Clayton Sibley, Brett McGhie, Bill Rude Heat 2 – Sean Johnson, Cory Samuelson, Joe Lyon, James Bundy, Ashley Lewellen, Greg Otis, Ben Gunderson, Jonathan Jorgenson Main – Steve Parker, Samuelson, Swatzina, Carpenter, Fox, Price, Bundy, Johnson, Lyon, O Jorgenson, Otis, Sibley, Gunderson, Lewellen, McGhie, J Jorgenson Lap Leaders - J Jorgenson 1-20

 

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

15811 Waynesfield Rd. | Waynesfield, Ohio 45896

www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net | 419.568.3201

RACE RESULTS

6th Annual Jack Hewitt Classic

Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints (41 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

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

1. 29-Logan Jarret[2]

2. 41-Thomas Meseraull[4]

3. 21-Travis Hery[3]

4. 2I-Dustin Ingle[5]

5. 5A-Toby Alfrey[1]

6. 99-Todd Kane[8]

7. 12H-Tim Hunter[9]

8. 63-Huston Hewitt[10]

9. 7M-Brandon Moore[11]

10. 19-Jimmy Snead[7]

11. 3J-John Beaber[6]

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

1. 40-Justin Grant[4]

2. 2B-Mike Dunlap[1]

3. 18K-Todd Keen[3]

4. 17B-Nick Bilbee[6]

5. 23S-Kyle Simon[2]

6. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[7]

7. 33M-Cody Swanson[8]

8. 71-Stratton Briggs[9]

9. 14-Cooper Clouse[5]

10. 87-Paul Dues[10]

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

1. 18X-Scotty Weir[4]

2. 54-Matt Westfall[3]

3. 3T-Tony Beaber[2]

4. 9N-Luke Hall[8]

5. 31-Tom Rhodes[1]

6. 2M-Beau Stewart[6]

7. 6-Cody Gardner[5]

8. 63D-Jim Dues[7]

9. 5-Mark Silva[9]

10. 12B-Don Ryder[10]

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

1. O-Steve Irwin[3]

2. 22S-Dallas Hewitt[2]

3. 14C-Andy Conley[5]

4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1]

5. 24L-Lee Underwood[6]

6. 17-Kevin Myers[8]

7. 12-Kent Wolters[4]

8. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[7]

9. 14G-Gary Campbell[10]

10. 69R-Brian Gross[9]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature

1. 2B-Mike Dunlap[1]

2. 40-Justin Grant[4]

3. 54-Matt Westfall[7]

4. O-Steve Irwin[5]

5. 29-Logan Jarret[6]

6. 18X-Scotty Weir[8]

7. 41-Thomas Meseraull[3]

8. 22S-Dallas Hewitt[2]

B-Main #1 - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 23S-Kyle Simon[1]

2. 14-Cooper Clouse[2]

3. 99-Todd Kane[9]

4. 12H-Tim Hunter[10]

5. 5A-Toby Alfrey[3]

6. 87-Paul Dues[11]

7. 7M-Brandon Moore[13]

8. 33M-Cody Swanson[5]

9. 19-Jimmy Snead[8]

10. 71-Stratton Briggs[7]

11. 63-Huston Hewitt[12]

12. 3J-John Beaber[6]

13. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[4]

B-Main #2 - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2M-Beau Stewart[2]

2. 6-Cody Gardner[1]

3. 24L-Lee Underwood[6]

4. 31-Tom Rhodes[4]

5. 12-Kent Wolters[3]

6. 63D-Jim Dues[5]

7. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[8]

8. 17-Kevin Myers[10]

9. 5-Mark Silva[9]

10. 14G-Gary Campbell[7]

11. 12B-Don Ryder[11]

12. 69R-Brian Gross[12]

A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. 40-Justin Grant[2]

2. 54-Matt Westfall[3]

3. 18X-Scotty Weir[6]

4. O-Steve Irwin[4]

5. 2I-Dustin Ingle[13]

6. 29-Logan Jarret[5]

7. 14C-Andy Conley[12]

8. 68G-Tyler Gunn[16]

9. 41-Thomas Meseraull[7]

10. 17B-Nick Bilbee[14]

11. 3T-Tony Beaber[11]

12. 21-Travis Hery[9]

13. 6-Cody Gardner[20]

14. 22S-Dallas Hewitt[8]

15. 23S-Kyle Simon[17]

16. 14-Cooper Clouse[19]

17. 2B-Mike Dunlap[1]

18. 2M-Beau Stewart[18]

19. 18K-Todd Keen[10]

20. 9N-Luke Hall[15]

Hard Charger: 2I-Dustin Ingle[+8]

 

 

Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

28th annual $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified $1,500 to win Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS presented by Davis Bros. Inc.

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodifieds

$10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified (75-laps): 1. 52 - David Danzer, 2. 68 - Michael Barnes, 3. 47 - Bob Bond, 4. 22 - Pat Lavery, 5. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 6. 50 - Dave Gruel, 7. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 8. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 9. 44 - Bobby Haynes Jr, 10. 01 - Dan Connors Jr., 11. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 12. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 13. 24 - Jerry Curran, 14. 00 - Joe Gosek, 15. 99 - Joey Payne, 16. 3 - Brian Sweeney, 17. 6 - Dave Shullick Jr, 18. 55 - Keith Shampine, 19. 66 - Lou LeVea Sr, 20. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 21. 0 - Tim Snyder, 22. 45 - Mike Barbera, 23. 37 - Randy Ritskes, 24. 90 - Kody Graham, 25. 21 - Ray Graham, 26. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr.

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #01 - Dan Connors Jr.

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #9 - Stephen Gioia III

Radical Race Gear Lap Leader: #52 - David Danzer

Heat #1 (12-laps, all qualify): 1. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 2. 00 - Joe Gosek, 3. 99 - Joey Payne, 4. 37 - Randy Ritskes, 5. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 6. 6 - Dave Shullick Jr., 7. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 8. 44 - Bobby Haynes Jr.

Heat #2 (12-laps, all qualify): 1. 0 - Tim Snyder, 2. 22 - Pat Lavery, 3. 21 - Ray Graham, 4. 68 - Michael Barnes, 5. 50 - Dave Gruel, 6. 47 - Bob Bond, 7. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 8. 45 - Mike Barbera, 9. 01 - Dan Connors Jr.

Heat #3 (12-laps, all qualify): 1. 52 - David Danzer, 2. 90 - Kody Graham, 3. 3 - Brian Sweeney, 4. 55 - Keith Shampine, 5. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 6. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 7. 24 - Jerry Curran, 8. 66 - Lou LeVea Sr.

Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers

$1,500 to win Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS (35-laps): 1. 13 - Russ Brown, 2. 98 - Jason Simmons, 3. 67 - Dave Cliff, 4. 57 - Danny Abt, 5. 9 - Jack Patrick, 6. 73 - Alex Hoag, 7. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 8. 02 - Jesse Bearup, 9. 93 - JJ Andrews, 10. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 11. 54 - Camden Proud, 12. 90 - Greg O'Connor, 13. 76 - Scott Shafer, 14. 21 - Rob Pullen, 15. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 16. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 17. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 18. 8 - Josh Kerr, 19. 2 - Matt Magner, 20. 47 - Jon Tesoriero, 21. 22 - Mike Bruce, 22. 27 - David LaTulip, 23. 99 - Dennis Rupert

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #13 - Russ Brown

Nice Price Auto Sales Up & Comer: #02 - Jesse Bearup

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader: #98 - Jason Simmons

White's Car Care 4th Place Award: #57 - Danny Abt

Heat #1 (10-laps, all qualify): 1. 98 - Jason Simmons, 2. 73 - Alex Hoag, 3. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 4. 02 - Jesse Bearup, 5. 67 - Dave Cliff, 6. 47 - Jon Tesoriero, 7. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 8. 21 - Rob Pullen

Heat #2 (10-laps, all qualify): 1. 93 - JJ Andrews, 2. 57 - Danny Abt, 3. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 4. 9 - Jack Patrick, 5. 13 - Russ Brown, 6. 54 - Camden Proud, 7. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 8. 76 - Scott Shafer

Heat #3 (10-laps, all qualify): 1. 22 - Mike Bruce, 2. 27 - David LaTulip, 3. 8 - Josh Kerr, 4. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 5. 2 - Matt Magner, 6. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 7. 90 - Greg O'Connor

 

 

Jason Barney Claims Patriot Sprint Tour Win at Ransomville

Barney Named Winner after Jared Zimbardi Mistakenly Used Incorrect Tire

Rich Vleck, RANSOMVILLE, NY, (August 1, 2014)- At no point during the racing action Friday Night did it appear that Jason Barney was poised to claim the win, but after all the dust had settled on a wild night, he would be the one walking away with the top prize.

Barney, of Brewerton, NY, was declared the winner of the A-Verdi Patriot Sprint Tour event at Ransomville after post-race technical inspection revealed initial winner Jared Zimbardi’s No. 35 had used an unapproved tire, relegating the PST point leader to a last-place finish.

“I feel like this is just a higher-paying second-place,” stated Barney after the race. “I know Jared’s deal was a mistake, they had a better car than us and drove the better race.”

Zimbardi took the penalty graciously considering the circumstances, noting afterwards, “We were in scramble mode a little bit before the feature and never realized it until tech. The funny thing is it was a 410 tire made to unhook the car but obviously it still wasn’t right.”

The penalty would cap off a feature that saw nearly a half-dozen drivers appear poised to claim the win. Steve Collins won his heat and started on the pole, but on the second lap his car dipped in to the frontstretch moat, came back across the track and through the infield, which put mud on his tires and spun around the No. 67. Chuck Hebing would make contact with Collins and behind them Kyle Drum would flip and Derek Jonathan would slam the wall hard.

On lap six, leader Kevin Ward Jr. was run down by local favorite Stewart Friesen and as Ward slipped up behind a lapped car, Friesen attempted to go three-wide, but ran over the right rear of the lapped car resulting in his No. 33 slamming the outside wall in turn three and breaking the steering, knocking him out of competition.

On lap 15, Chuck Hebing had come from the back to drive up to fourth, but began to spin entering turn one. Despite saving his No. 45, a chain reaction would result in Ransomville’s Dave Just spinning his No. 54J like a top and nearly flipping over.

As the finish closed in, Kevin Ward Jr. continued to dominate the feature, backing up his potentially track-record lap of 14.434 seconds he ran in hot laps. Jared Zimbardi had started to reel in Ward but with two laps remaining was running out of time, that is until the duo entered turn one, where a lapped car tagged the wall in front of the leader; with Ward already committed to the high line, he did what he could to avoid but still made contact with the flipping car. During the red flag, officials saw a bent frame and broken W-link, forcing the No. 13 pitside.

Zimbardi would inherit the lead, even with a bowling ball-sized hole punched in the right side panel of his wing from the crash, but by staying on the top, no one was going to pass the “Juice”.

Barney was going to be pleased with second and was happy enough to be on the front stretch at the end of the night. “Honestly, I felt like I was in a matrix the first five laps, just dodging bullets. I put ourselves in some bad spots a few times, so we were just lucky to get through it. I guess it was just our night.”

Earlier in the night, Barney finished third in his heat race, sending him to the Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame, which he won for the first time in his career. With the A-Main win, “Racin Jason” becomes the third driver in series history to win the Four Laps of Fame Dash and the Feature on the same night. Incidentally, Barney did win a feature back in 2008 from the dash, but finished second in the Four Laps of Fame event.

Chuck Hebing would end up with a second place finish. It is the first time in 2014 that “Cobra” did not win a PST event he competed in and is also the first time since 2007 he did not win a Ransomville Patriot race he ran. It is also worth noting that the last time a driver had a PST win taken away for an unapproved tire, it was in 2008 when Hebing inherited the victory from Scott Bonnell.

Glenn Styres would end up third in his first trip to Ransomville since 2007, while local driver Don Adamczyk would finish fourth in his fourth start of the year. Despite break issues keeping Scott Kreutter from running his heat race, along with a detached hood and MSD cover in the feature, the 2012 Champion drove from dead-last to round out the top five.

Paul Habeck won heat race two, the first of his PST career and backed it up with a PST-best sixth place run. Mitch Brown was seventh while Steve Glover drove up 12 spots to finish eighth. Parker Evans was forced to run the feature without a nose wing after the bracket was broken off in the heats, but he was still able to finish ninth, just ahead of fellow rookie Dane Lorenc, who drove up 11 spots to round out the top 10.

This was the first time since 2007 that the Patriot Sprint Tour made multiple appearances at Ransomville in a single season. Along with Habeck and Collins winning their respectives heats, Dave Just claimed his first career heat race win. A strong crowd was on hand to take in the 23 sprint cars flying around the tactical track, with pleasant skies around Niagara County despite stronger storms in the region.

For more information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Results: 8/1/14, Ransomville Speedway, Ransomville, NY.

A-Verdi A-Main (25 Laps)- 1. Jason Barney (87), 2. Chuck Hebing (45), 3. Glenn Styres (0), 4. Don Adamczyk (21), 5. Scott Kreutter (10B), 6. Paul Habeck (25H), 7. Mitch Brown (10), 8. Steve Glover (121), 9. Parker Evans (61), 10. Dane Lorenc (00), 11. Brad Knab (38), 12. Kevin Ward Jr. (13), 13. Dan Bennett (99), 14. Tyler Graves (25G), 15. Jeremy Barnard (86), 16. Dave Just (54J), 17. Steve Collins (67), 18. Stewart Friesen (33), 19. Scott Just (54JR), 20. Derek Jonathan (81), 21. Kyle Drum (47), 22. Jared Zimbardi (35), DNS. Stan Zanchin (94)

Lap Leaders- Ward 1-23, Zimbardi 24-25.

Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame (4 Laps)- 1. Jason Barney (87), 2. Mitch Brown (10), 3. Glenn Styres (0), 4. Jared Zimbardi (35), 5. Brad Knab (38), 6. Derek Jonathan (81).

Heats (8 Laps Each)-

Race 1: D. Just, Frisen, Brown, Ward, Zimbardi, Graves, Bennett, Kreutter (DNS).

Race 2: Habeck, S. Just, Adamczyk, Knab, Jonathan, Evans, Lorenc, Zanchin (DNS).

Race 3: Collins, Hebing, Barney, Styres, Drum, Barnard, Glover.

Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Point Standings (Top 10)- Zimbardi 1542, Collins 1368, Knab 1344, D. Just 1324, S. Just 1257, Jonathan 1252, Lorenc 1238, Kreutter 1231, Graves 1170, Evans 1116.

Four Laps of Fame Dash for Cash Series Point Standings (Top Five)- Polyak and D. Just 17, Knab 16, Evans 14, Collins 12.

Hard Charger of the Season Point Standings (Top Five)- Polyak and Lorenc 31, Kreutter 23, S.Glover 18, Adamczyk and Evans 17.

 

 

Dancer dominates Run for the Rabbit At Limaland Motorsports Park

(8/1/14) – There is an old saying in sports that “winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” For veteran sprint car driver Shawn Dancer the experience of winning a feature at Limaland Motorsports Park was the only thing he was still looking to accomplish. That quest became a moot point for the Delphos based racer as he went flag-to-flag on this night and won the coveted Run for the Rabbit 25-lap NRA Sprint Invaders showdown.

The event quickly turned into a three-car tussle between Dancer, fellow front row starter Hud Horton and Jared Horstman. Dancer and Horstman were content to storm around the high side cushion of the high banked -mile, while Horton took the middle or inside line as his preferred avenue for racing. It remained a three-car engagement with these same racers despite a pair of caution flags and a red flag to slow the race.

A harrowing end-over-end accident involving veteran Todd Heuerman occurred after he made contact with the turn four wall. The popular Leipsic, Ohio racer was unable to continue due to damage with his number 18 machine. The incident did set up a four-lap dash to the finish. Shawn Dancer simply turned it into a series of victory laps on his way to a first-ever feature race checkered flag.

“The car was really good and my guys did a great job with the setup,” exclaimed a happy yet calm Dancer. “It’s awesome for my first win to be the Run for the Rabbit. The family of Travis “Rabbit” Miller is great for putting this on. For me after flipping at Eldora (recently) it was important to do something positive and my whole team really stepped up as this is something special!”

The Reineke Modifieds 20-lap feature proved to be a repeat of the previous two weeks as Matt Westfall and Todd Sherman continued their dual domination in the division. Westfall came from behind to edge Sherman at the finish line two weeks ago while Sherman held off Westfall in a similar scenario just last week at the famed western Ohio speed venue.

Matt Westfall took an outside front row starting position and propelled his number 54 entry to the early lead using the high line around the track. Sherman, celebrating a milestone 50th birthday, stayed with his traditional middle to bottom route line and was within range of Westfall throughout. Both racers seemed content to hold their positions although Sherman made a few attempts to get fully underneath Westfall. He was never successful as Westfall rolled mostly unthreatened to his third win of 2014.

“We had a really good car tonight and it’s always a good feeling to win,” said a matter-of-fact Westfall. “The longer the green, it seemed the top of the track was best and I didn’t feel like Todd (Sherman) was really gaining much on me.”

Lima’s Jeff Koz continued his hot streak in the Budweiser Thunderstocks division. He proved to be dominant enough to secure the lead from UNOH Racer Mike Learman on lap number two despite starting from the outside of row number four. Koz took his stocker to the front with a smooth sure driving style that seamlessly led the field of cars through the final 14 circuits of the 15-lap feature. Tim Cole and point’s leader Tony Anderson tried to emulate Koz racing line, but they were unable to effectively challenge.

It marked a fourth triumph on the 2014 season for Jeff Koz and the 17th of his Limaland Motorsports Park career. “We may not have had the best car, but we made it work and it’s great to be back anytime in victory lane,” said Koz. “We had some issues after the heat race, but my guys busted their tails and made this thing work.”

The visiting Tuff Trucks division made their annual trek to Limaland on this evening and pole sitter Chris Hicks became the third of four feature winners to start from the front row. Hicks’ only genuine threat for the lead through the 15-lap race came from fellow trucker Mike Hicks. Race winner Chris Hicks revealed that he has ruled in this division regardless of the race track hosting the competition.

“It wasn’t bad at all here tonight,” understated Hicks on his dominating performance. “This marks my fourth win of the season (including other tracks). It’s a blast to race here at Limaland, even if it’s just once a year.”

Limaland Motorsports Park is back in action on Friday, August 8, with the NRA Challenge, a 25-lap feature for the K & L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders. The Reineke Modifieds and Budweiser Thunderstocks will also battle on the famed mile oval. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. with hot laps beginning at 6:30 p.m. Racing begins promptly at 7:30 p.m.

All the latest news and information can be found at www.limaland.com. You can also find 2014 Limaland Motorsports Park on Facebook and Twitter.

Limaland Motorsports Park - 8/1/2014 Lima Auto Mall Night

McDonald’s Dash – (5 laps) – Modifieds 1. 34X-Brandon Vaughan; 2. 01-Anthony Flannery; 3. 23J-Jeff Koz; 4. 07-Damon Bock

NRA Sprints Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 35-Ron Blair; 2.18-Todd Heuerman; 3. 6-Jr Stewart; 4. 17A-Tim Allison; 5. 8J-Jess Stiger; 6. 22R-Kevin Roberts; 7. 87-Paul Dues

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 28H-Hud Horton; 2. 23-Devon Dobie; 3. 10X-Dustin Stroup; 4. B20-Butch Schroeder; 5. 12H-Tim Hunter; 6. 6M-Max Stambaugh; 7. 12R-Nick Roberts

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 49-Shawn Dancer; 2. 17-Jared Horstman; 3. 57-Mike Dunlap; 4. 6T-Tyler Moore; 5. 69-Scott Curren

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 49-Shawn Dancer[1]; 2. 28H-Hud Horton[2]; 3. 17-Jared Horstman[6]; 4. 17A-Tim Allison[10]; 5. 6M-Max Stambaugh[17]; 6. 23-Devon Dobie[5]; 7. 6-Jr Stewart[7]; 8. 10X-Dustin Stroup[8]; 9. B20-Butch Schroeder[11]; 10. 57-Mike Dunlap[9]; 11. 22R-Kevin Roberts[16]; 12. 35-Ron Blair[3]; 13. 12R-Nick Roberts[19]; 14. 18-Todd Heuerman[4]; 15. 12H-Tim Hunter[14]; 16. 69-Scott Curren[15]; 17. 6T-Tyler Moore[12]; 18. 87-Paul Dues[18]

Reineke Modifieds Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 54-Matt Westfall; 2. 65-Todd Sherman; 3. 40-Terry Hull; 4. OO-Andy Galgoci; 5. 34X-Brandon Vaughan; 6. 23J-Jeff Koz; 7. 4J-Josh Elliott; 8. 4T-Terry Elliot

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 10-Scott Bowersock; 2. 6M-Tony Elliott; 3. 5X-Jerry Bowersock; 4. 71-Joel Ortberg; 5. 3W-Dylan Woodling; 6. 20K-Bill Keeler; 7. 83K-Josh Kehle; 8. 22M-Jason Mccoy

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. O1-Anthony Flannery; 2. ZERO-Brent Hole; 3. L5-Casey Luedeke; 4. 11H-Mike Hohlbein; 5. 22T-Tony Anderson; 6. O7-Damen Beck; 7. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger

A-Main - (20 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 54-Matt Westfall[2]; 2. 65-Todd Sherman[4]; 3. 5X-Jerry Bowersock[8]; 4. 40-Terry Hull[7]; 5. 10-Scott Bowersock[1]; 6. L5-Casey Luedeke[9]; 7. 22T-Tony Anderson[15]; 8. 3W-Dylan Woodling[14]; 9. 71-Joel Ortberg[11]; 10. ZERO-Brent Hole[6]; 11. 34X-Brandon Vaughan[13]; 12. 23J-Jeff Koz[16]; 13. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[12]; 14. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger[21]; 15. O7-Damen Beck[18]; 16. 6M-Tony Elliott[5]; 17. 4T-Terry Elliott[22]; 18. 4J-Josh Elliott[19]; 19. 20K-Bill Keeler[17]; 20. 83K-Josh Kehle[20]; 21. O1-Anthony Flannery[3]

 

 

HELBERG EARNS FOURTH AUTO VALUE BUMPER TO BUMPER SUPER SPRINTS VICTORY

BIRCH RUN, Mich. (August 1, 2014) – Scoring his fourth Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints victory of the season and third consecutive at Dixie (MI) Motor Speedway, Jo Jo Helberg earned the victory at the .400-mile oval on Friday, August 1.

Helberg powered around the outside of Davey Hamilton to take the race lead on the fifth circuit and then dominated the final 25 circuits. He was chased across the finish line by Canadian Ryan Litt with Florida’s Troy DeCaire making a last lap pass on Hamilton for third position. Davey Hamilton Jr. filled out the top-five finishers.

“The car wasn't that good on the bottom in the early stages, but it was working really good on the top. I re-grouped after the yellow and gave it everything I had on the outside. You can go all out on these Hoosier Tires in 30 lap races,” said race winner Jo Jo Helberg.

The 16-car starting field charged to the green flag with Hamilton getting the jump and pacing the opening laps as DeCaire settled into second spot and Helberg drove into the third position. The lone caution waved on lap 4 when Jerry Caryer came to a stop in turn 3.

On the restart, Helberg made quick work on DeCaire using the outside lane to advance to second position and stayed up high to bypass Hamilton for the top spot. Once out front, Helberg began to construct a sizeable margin.

At the 10-lap mark, Litt drove into third around DeCaire and three laps later passed Hamilton for the second spot. Litt was able to close on Helberg in lapped traffic, but once Helberg got passed John Turnbull Jr., he was able to distance himself from Litt.

At the checkered flag, Helberg pulled away to earn his seventh Winged Sprint Car feature of the season while Litt posted his second top-two AVBBSS finish of 2014. DeCaire earned his second straight series podium with Hamilton and Hamilton Jr. filling out the top five.

Kyle Edwards collected the Hamilton Trucking Fast Qualifier Award with an official lap of 12.713 seconds at 113.270 mph. Heat race wins went to Helberg and Hamilton.

The Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints return to action on Saturday, August 2 at Illiana (IN) Motor Speedway.

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

For More Information, Contact: Tom Hartsell tom@supersprints.com

 

 

Kids, Bikes and Fireworks Highlight SCVR

St. Croix Falls, WI, August 1, 2014

by Terry Lehnertz

Families from all over the region simmered through the sticky late afternoon and early evening for the annual Ultimate Kids’ Night celebration at St. Croix Valley Raceway on Friday and were rewarded with a fun-filled night at the race track. Eight year old Nicole Lehnertz kicked off Ultimate Kids’ Night with her rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner, and that was just the start of the kids’ party night. Over three dozen bikes were raffled off to young fans throughout the program that was capped off with a thunderous fireworks display. On the track, the Northern Vintage racers provided their own fireworks in the form of Butch Bethke’s nasty rollover that mangled his historic racer. Bethke walked away unharmed but his beautiful #31 vintage super modified sustained heavy damage. Mark Peine and Steve Baker had much better luck, each winning their respective vintage car feature races via dramatic last lap passes. Regular weekly division winners included John Erickson, Kayla Lallier, Ty Sampair, Cam Schafer, Mitch Weiss and Jason Gross.

In the first feature to take the track, John Erickson made it look easy in the Pure Stocks. Erickson was dominating, leading every lap of both his heat race and the feature in claiming an impressive clean sweep. Opening night feature winner Darren Kohler started third behind Erickson and chased him in vain the entire distance as Erickson’s #145 was on rails in the route. The big mover early was Krysta Swearingen, who vaulted from deep in the field to the third in the opening laps, but as the field settled down and stretched out, she was unable to continue her advance. Erickson won comfortably over Kohler, Swearingen, Tim Baxter and first heat race winner Casey Ogilvie.

Fittingly, youth was served in the Future Four/Minivan main event as eighteen year old Kayla Lallier ran virtually flawlessly to earn her win. Lallier started on the pole, but her first ever SCVR feature win would be no walk in the park. Dan Rick provided the early pressure, repeatedly looking for a groove below Lallier. Further back, division point leader Damon Roberts was jockeying with Derrick Johnson, Darrel Johnson, Nathan Anderson and eventually Dan Rick in his bid to get back to The Hill. Late in the race, Roberts made a bold three-wide outside move to jump from fourth to second. A few laps later, Roberts jumped the high-side cushion, allowing Darrel Johnson to move back up to second. Johnson would spend the last handful of laps flashing his fender to the inside of Lallier, only to be rebuffed at each attempt. As the double checkers waved, it was Lallier earning the hard-fought contest over Darrel Johnson, Damon Roberts, Dan Rick and Nathan Anderson.

Teenagers glutted the podium in the UMSS Micro Sprint feature also, with opening night feature winner Val Urman, pre-teen Jack Berger and Ty Sampair working the front of the pack for the win. Berger led the first half of the race until Sampair powered under him coming off turn four at the halfway mark. Once out front Berger only had a few more significant opportunities and was consistently fended off by Sampair. At race’s end, it was Sampair parked in Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup victory lane for a series best fourth time in 2014, in front of Berger, Urman, Grant McIntosh and Jett Kobs.

From the “this never happens” department, the UMSS Traditional Sprints put on a race that wasn’t a nail-biter for the first time in recent memory, at least in terms of the race win, but there was plenty of action behind eventual winner Cam Schafer. Schafer started on the pole and worked past first heat race winner Mike Mueller early on. Once out front, Schafer saw few serious challenges while the field furiously jostled for top five honors. A quick high-low battle developed between Rob Caho Jr. and “The New Richmond Nightmare”, Chase Viebrock for third. On lap six, Viebrock’s #50 went for a spin, sending him tail end, but allowing Jake Kouba to make a big splash on the restart, taking over the second spot. After working into the top five, Johnny Parsons clipped the infield tire in turn two, ending his night early. After having early success down low, Viebrock was coming back to the front in a higher groove and was back into the top five with ten laps remaining. Out front, Schafer was only worried about lapped traffic, and eventually sat in Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup victory lane for a series best sixth time in 2014. Kouba was the best of the rest finishing a strong second in front of Caho, Viebrock and Mueller.

The WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds hosted the tightest finish of the night in their time-limit shortened main event, but what the drivers lost in laps, they made up for in exciting, tight racing action. Tony Schill shot from fourth to first within the first half mile, and kept his #8s at the point through a series of cautions. Under green, Mitch Weiss tested Schill’s resolve by hinting at a low groove pass for the lead, only to be fended off by Schill each time. Working his way up from eighth, Jason VandeKamp joined the party up front and at one point was part of a three-wide chase for the lead. VandeKamp cut down his left rear, sending him to the work area for a new Hoosier before rejoining the back of the field. On the restart, Josh Bazey simply replaced VandeKamp in the three car competition at the point but Weiss and Schill whittled things down to a two man race. Weiss was relentless in squeezing his #23 down low and Schill was equally resilient in his middle groove. As the laps dwindled, Schill and Weiss alternated being scored the race’s official leader, but the margin never was more than a single car length. With just a few hundred feet remaining, Weiss let it all hang out; driving fast and deep into the final set of turns, under Schill, but sliding up in front of him in turn four pulling off the dramatic final turn pass for the win. The win was the first of year for Weiss, accomplished on the same clay where he collected his first career dirt race feature win a few years ago. The rest of the top five behind Schill were Bazey, David Mastell and John Remington.

After an intense and loud fireworks display, the WISSOTA Modifieds wrapped up Ultimate Kids’ Night at The Valley with a display of dominance from Jason Gross. The former track champion has been strong this season, but various gremlins and formidable competition have denied Gross his first SCVR red-and-white checkered flag so far this year. On Friday, Gross rectified that denial – with authority. While Steve Lavasseur, Adam Ayotte, Justin Oestreich and Brandon Jensen were all involved in myriad battles for second, Gross was off racing in his own ZIP code. Lavasseur ran second most of the race before eighth starting Brandon Jensen took over the runner-up spot with five laps remaining. But for as strong as Jensen was coming through the field, he had nothing for Gross who cruised to his first Valley win of the summer over Jensen, Lavasseur, Oestreich and Ayotte.

Another Family Night is on tap this Friday night, August 8, at St. Croix Valley Raceway featuring their six regular weekly divisions. The following week, August 16, will be a rare Saturday night event, as the track hosts the second night of the Friday/Saturday two-night, two-track Kouba Memorial in conjunction with Princeton Speedway in Princeton, Minnesota. More information for these and other future events may be found on the track’s website, www.SCVraceway.com, as well as their Facebook page.

RACE RESULTS WISSOTA Modifieds Feature – Jason Gross, Brandon Jensen, Steve Lavasseur, Justin Oestreich, Adam Ayotte, Doug Gustafson, Kyle Steffen, Shawn Kelley, Jake Miller, Keith Tourville, Tim Baxter, Kelly Anderson Heat 1 – Oestreich, Jensen, Ayotte, Kelley, Baxter, Jake Miller Heat 2 – Gross, Lavasseur, Anderson, Tourville, Scott Miller, Steffen

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds Feature – Mitch Weiss, Tony Schill, Josh Bazey, David Mastell, John Remington, Jason VandeKamp, Cory Bruggeman, Kyle Hallin, Greg Arnt, Kevin Marlett, Jacob Toepper, Tim Baxter, Jared Gorka, Greg Anderson Heat 1 – Bazey, Remington, Hallin, Bruggeman, Gorka, Toepper, Baxter Heat 2 – Weiss, VandeKamp, Schill, Mastell, Arnt, Marlett, Anderson (DNF)

UMSS Traditional Sprints Feature – Cam Shafer, Jake Kouba, Rob Caho Jr., Chase Viebrock, Mike Mueller, Kevin Bradwell, Alex Peper, Mike Haseltine, Jake Hendrickson, Johnny Parsons, Mike Walters Heat 1 – Mueller, Shafer, Kouba, Bradwell, Haseltine, Parsons (DNF) Heat 2 – Viebrock, Caho Jr., Walters, Peper, Hendrickson

Pure Stocks Feature – John Erickson, Darren Kohler, Krysta Swearingen, Tim Baxter, Casey Ogilvie, Kyle Dahlheimer, Manty Knoll, Jack Barta, Ben Kaphing, Kaylee Remington Heat 1 – Ogilvie, Kohler, Swearingen, Dahlheimer, Kaphing (DNF) Heat 2 – Erickson, Baxter, Remington, Knoll, Barta

Future Fours Feature – Kayla Lallier, Derrick Johnson, Damon Roberts, Dan Rick, Nathan Anderson, Steven Johnson, Darrel Johnson, Kaleb Harr, Nicki DuBois, Eric Anderson, Adam Nelson, Duane Roberts, Brock Anderson, Natalie Rogers, Trevor Reding Heat 1 – Harr, Damon Roberts, Darrel Johnson, Duane Roberts, DuBois, Reding, Brock Anderson (DNF) Heat 2 – Nathan Anderson, Lallier, Derrick Johnson, Rick, Rogers, Eric Anderson

UMSS Micro Sprints Feature – Ty Sampair, Jack Berger, Val Urman, Grant McIntosh, Jett Kobs, Dave Madsen, Shawn Kelley, Scott Kobs, Al Sachs Heat – Sampair, Berger, Urman, Scott Kobs, Madsen, McIntosh, Sachs, Jett Kobs, Kelley (DNS)

 

 

WoO Sprint Car Series headline two races at Federated Auto Parts Raceway, Pevely, MO This is the first race.

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

(Pevely, MO, 08/02/2014, 2:58AM) The World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series rolled into Pevely, MO, in order to take on the Federated Auto Parts, one third of a mile, high banked dirt track oval. Twenty-eight 410 Sprints were on hand to race this event.

Contact on the opening lap brought out the red flag before a lap even scored. Racing in eleven and twelfth, Paul Neinhiser and Cale Thomas charged into the first turn behind the leading pack, the next you knew Neinhiser was upside down and Thomas was spun out. Both drivers were okay, but disappointment reigned.

Once the track was cleaned up, the field of 410 Sprints roared back to action. McMahan raced into the lead with Pittman and David Gravel, the three in front.

The next thing you knew, the caution flew out, when Shane Stewart and Cody Darrah were stopped in the third turn facing the wrong direction. Sitting at the top of the track into the cyclone fence, was Danny Dietrich. All were okay, though Dietrich had sustained multiple damage that ended his race night.

Damage to the outer wall, midway between the first and second turns, was another delay, when work began, to make the wall safe once more. Then to top it off, rain wanted a part of the action as well.

It's approximately 1:25AM, when the green flag flew out, calling the field back into action, it was a drag race start between Daryn Pittman and Paul McMahan, both hammering forward to take the lead. McMahan won the point with Pittman holding in second, followed by David Gravel, Kraig Kinser and Donny Schatz.

Schatz leading in the points race has been a dominate source, looking to score another Championship Title to add to the five he has already won. Pittman, the current defending Champion wants to make it two in a row.

The amount of fans on hand here tonight thinned out, do to the weather, the lateness of the hour, repairs, etc. You really have to give "Kudos" to the ones who stayed.

With four laps in, the field paced under caution waiting to take the new green. Crossed up, side by side and the race was on. McMahan led the way, followed by Pittman, Gravel, Kraig Kinser, Schatz, Kerry Madsen, Joey Saldana, Brad Sweet, Chad Kemenah and Steve Kinser, racing in the top ten.

McMahan reclaimed the lead with Pittman, Schatz, Madsen and Gravel scoring the new lap in the top five..

It was a petal to the metal race, the speed was on as each driver raced all they had. The field looked evenly matched, moving forward had not been an option.

At the half-way mark, Dustin Morgan left the field. Race stayed under green until the checkered flag flew out to McMahan, winning his fourth WoO Sprint Series race this season. Madsen scored in second. Madsen has finished so many times in the top three this season, I have lost count. Schatz leading in the points race, had just won three WoO Sprint Series races in a row, as they competed in Canada.

This is McMahan's fourth "A" Main event victory of this season.

"Hats off to the Promoter, they kept the race going in spite of the rain, that delayed this race. The fans were also great. Also. in spite of the rain they stuck it out as well. I (McMahan) managed to take a strong lead. I got a good run at the top. I only saw one car who may have been able to catch us, but nothing happened. I'm frustrated for my guys. It's 2:00 AM and they need to clean the 410 Sprint, get everything ready for the next race that's later today." Thanks to everyone, said McMahan

Scoring in second, was Kerry Madsen of St. Marys, NSW. Madsen started the race in sixth and raced hard looking to move forward. With five laps to go, Madsen had second.

"We had a good race. We raced into second and we had hoped for a chance to take over the lead. We had a good car. The track was fast all night. We were happy with the car. I also wan to thank the fans for hanging with us" said Madsen

Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND, is currently in the points lead and hoping to win this 2014 Championship. Schatz's took a third at the checkered.

"This was an average night. It was a very fast track tonight. One of those days, when we did the best we could. We've been happy with our car. It was awesome for the fan support, in spite of the delays." said Schatz.

Daryn Pittman crossed the line in fourth, an this is what he had to say: "It was terrible! The track was fast and good. This finish is just not acceptable, the Driver was the problem."

Pittman raced a good clean run, gave it all that he could, but how a race ends, is based on all the factors of the event. Pittman is definitely good at what he does.

Fifth place was scored by David Gravel, followed by Joey Saldana, Brad Sweet, Kraig Kinser, James McFadden, Steve Kinser, Shane Stewart, Cody Darrah, Chad Kemenah, Greg Wilson, Tim Kaeding, Jason Sides, Jimmy Bridgeman, Dustin Morgan, Bradley Greer, Kevin Petty, Danny Dietrich, Danny Smith, Paul Neinhiser, and Cale Thomas. Sixteen year old Thomas, racing in the second Heat Race, rolled his #91 Sprint midway through the first and second turn. Significant damage to his Sprint had it towed off the track on the hook. Thomas worked diligently to get his sprint repaired, which he did and was able to start in this "A" Main.

Fast time of the night was clocked in by David Gravel, having posted a 10.430 second run in qualifying. Gravel drives the #83 Sprint.

The "B" Main, Heat Races and the DASH, finishes, are as follows: (Please Note: All times, finishes, information, etc. are unofficial.

"B" Main: Cale Thomas, Greg Wilson, Bradley Greer, Danny Smith, Jimmy Bridgeman, Kevin Petty, Caleb Wankel and Jim Moughan.

DASH: Daryn Pittman, Paul McMahan, Kraig Kinser, David Gravel, Joey Saldana, Donny Schatz, Kerry Madsen, Chad Kemenah.

Heat Races:

Heat Race #1: Donny Schatz, Daryn Pittman, Paul Neinhiser, David Gravel, James McFadden, Shane Stewart, Greg Wilson, Danny Smith, Caleb Wankle.

Heat Race #2: Kerry Madsen, Kraig Kinser, Joey Saldana, Jason Sides, Cody Darrah, Dustin Morgan, Jim Moughan, Cale Thomas, Jimmy Bridgeman.

Heat #3: Chad Kemenah, Steve Kinser, Paul McMahan, Brad Sweet, Danny Dietrich, Tim Kaeding, Bradway Greer, Kevin Petty.

 

 

37th annual BELLEVILLE MIDGET NATIONALS

"Swanson scores dramatic Belleville Silver Crown victory"

By Bryan Gapinski Belleville, Kan., Aug. 1---Kody Swanson capped off dramatics late – race charge winning the 50-lap “Hustle at the High Banks” USAC Silver Crown Series presented by TRAXXAS event Friday night at the Belleville High Banks. The victory for the Kingsburg, Cailf. was his third of the season and increased his series points lead. Polesitter Swanson, lost three positions on the start with Chris Windom jumping into the lead. Caleb Armstrong hit the first turn wall bringing out the caution on the sixth lap. On the restart Windom quickly pulled away from the field, while Swanson surrendered another position. The events final caution was displayed on Lap 14 when Jacob Wilson spun to a stop in Turn 2. Windom again pulled away from the field, enjoying a three second lead over Christopher Bell at the midway point. The lead duo held a straightaway lead over third place Tracy Hines. Five laps later Windom increased his advantage over Bell who slowed several times after brushing the wall. Windom began slowing on Lap 37 due to a fuel pickup issue. Windom’s pace was improved when he began running the lower groove. Meanwhile behind the leader a shuffle of positions began to occur with Swanson and Hines advancing. Swanson took over the second position on Lap 43, one lap later Windom pulled into the pits out of fuel. Swanson ran the final six laps unchallenged driving the DePalma Motorsports/Radio Hospital sponsored Maxium/Hampshire No. 63. Hines, Bell, Bobby East who started in the last row, and Dave Darland completed the top five. “ It’s a great victory we had some issues throughout the race but the car was strong at the end we took advantage of Chris’ problems” commented Swanson. Tim Ottenbacher won the 20-lap Jayhusker Micro Sprint feature. Racing continues on Saturday Night at the track with preliminary races and the 37th annual “Belleville Midget Nationals 40-lap Midget championship feature, along with the 3rd annual 305 Sprint Nationals.

SUMMARY Qualifications: 1. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-17.221; 2. Chris Windom, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-17.227; 3. Jerry Coons Jr., 98, RPM/Gormly-17.283; 4. Christopher Bell, 99, RPM/Gormly-17.324; 5. Dave Darland, 19, Longworth-17.370; 6. Tracy Hines, 16, Lightfoot-17.414; 7. Caleb Armstrong, 9, Armstrong-17.772; 8. Chris Urish, 77, Urish-17.846; 9. C.J. Leary, 21, Team Six-R-18.149; 10. Jacob Wilson, 07, Wilson-18.809; 11. Jake Simmons, 31, Simmons-19.277; 12. Grant Simpson, 96, Simpson-21.119; 13. Davey Ray, 25, Sachs-NT; 14. Bobby East, 10, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-NT; 15. Tim Barber, 28, Pierson-NT.

50-lap Feature: 1. Kody Swanson, 2. Tracy Hines, 3. Christopher Bell, 4. Bobby East, 5. Dave Darland, 6. Jerry Coons Jr., 7. Chris Urish, 8. Jacob Wilson, 9. Chris Windom, 10. Jake Simmons, 11. Caleb Armstrong, 12. C.J. Leary, 13. Grant Simpson, 14. Davey Ray. 24:35.13 |

Feature Lap Leaders: Laps 1-44 Windom, Lap 45-50 K.Swanson.| ##

 

 

Henry gets first Attica FAST win; Babcock takes late model point lead with 5th win

Friday, August 1, 2014

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Cap Henry has watched victory slip through his fingers several times over the years at Attica Raceway Park. On Friday night the Bellevue, Ohio driver wasn’t to be denied as he drove to his first ever 410 sprint victory at the track on Edward Jones of Clyde Night.

When early leader Rob Chaney packed a right rear wheel full of mud, Brandon Martin would inherit the lead in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprint feature. But, Henry, who started fifth, drove the bottom groove to perfection and took the lead on lap six and went on take the win aboard the Genzman Racing #53.

“It felt like a 50-lapper there with five to go. I was holding my breath the last five laps. Man I can’t thank this Genzman team enough. Marilyn, Guy, Jamie…they’ve been working so hard for me. I really screwed up some stuff of theirs during speedweek and Marilyn stuck with me and I can’t thank her enough,” said Henry beside the Ludwig Propane/Level Performance/Crown Battery/Automatic Fire Protection/Jet Express/Handy Grafix/Kear’s Speed Shop/Sonny’s Machine Shop backed sprint car.

“Me and Guy (Myers, crew chief) have been working really hard at it. Last week we were really terrible so I guess we made up for it this week. There’s been a lot of closes and maybes here and to finally be able to check out and get rolling is pretty awesome,” added Henry.

It was the final Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) Championship Series event at Attica for 2014. Byron Reed would cut Chris Andrews’ point lead in half with a strong third place finish as the series heads to Fremont Speedway.

In the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models, Jeff Babcock would take the lead from Mike Bores on lap 11 and drove to his fifth win of the season. Babcock’s 9th career Attica win would also vault him into the track’s point lead.

“We’ve gone back to basics and what we know how to do and that’s helped things out a lot. I actually thought the top was going to be faster tonight but I got rolling on the bottom so I thought I’d just better keep her there. It’s sometimes nice when you can start behind guys and find the fast lane verses starting on the front row and finding out too late,” said Babcock beside his Best Performance Motorsports/Bulk Material Lift.com/Professional Drywall/Craig Miller Trucking backed #1.

When Nate Dussel slipped off the track on the back stretch on lap three, Paul Weaver drove into the lead of the Foster’s Auto Body 305 Sprint feature. Then Weaver narrowly avoided catastrophe with five laps to go as he made hard contact with a lapped car. Weaver would hold off Dussel to take his second win of the season and the 31st of his career at Attica.

“This is the eighth race on that right rear tire. I got into that lapped car and I thought I had a tire going down. The car got real loose the last two laps. I swear they moved the tires in about five feet. The track wasn’t even run in down there where the tires were. If that’s what they want to do I’ll play huggy pole but not every week,” said Weaver beside his Hampshire Engines/Buckeye Mobile Coatings/Fostoria Mod Shop/Weaver Performance Karts and Parts/M&L Excavating/Tender Touch Car Wash/Sunny Farms Landfill backed #1w.

“I have to thank Jamie (Miller) and my wife (Andrea) for setting the car up and Bob Hampshire and Dave Rice and all my sponsors…couldn’t do this without them,” added Weaver.

It was also the last point night for the JLH General Contractor FAST Championship Series for the 305 sprints and with his second place finish Nate Dussel took the point lead by just five markers over John Ivy as that series heads to Fremont Speedway.

For the second straight week the Fremont Fence Dirt Truck feature was a dandy. For the entire 15 laps Kent Brewer, Dan Roepke Jr., Matt Foos and John Ivy battled for the lead. Then, coming to the checkers a lapped truck got side ways in front of the leaders and everyone scrambled trying not to wreck. When the dust settled, Brewer had led every lap to score his second win of the season and the second of his career at Attica.

“The wall and that truck got close on that last lap. Luck was on our side again tonight. It was close the last couple of laps. I heard someone and I thought I’d better nail it and get it going. This is a lot of fun. I have to thank all the guys who help on this thing. Rob Kramer, my wife…if it wasn’t for her helping every week we wouldn’t make it here. I have to thank all my family….my brothers and sisters…everyone that comes to help,” said Brewer of his Fremont Fence/Kent’s Transmissions/Hummel Auto Service backed #8kb.

Troy Kingan and Rob Chaney would bring the field to the green for the 30-lap 410 sprint feature. Chaney would bolt into the lead over Brandon Martin, Henry, Chris Andrews, Stuart Williams and Kingan. With two laps in Chaney had built up a sizeable lead over Martin, Henry, Andrews, Williams, Byron Reed and Dean Jacobs.

Action would grind to a halt on lap three as Jody Keegan, Brian Nuckles and Kingan tangled with Keegan ending up on his side. During the red flag, Chaney would push to the work area with a right rear wheel packed with mud. On the restart Andrew Palker would hit the cone on the front stretch bringing out the yellow and moving him back two positions.

When the green flew again Martin lead Henry, Andrews, Reed and Jacobs. Henry would race to the outside of Martin on lap six to take the lead. Henry pulled away as the leaders raced into lapped traffic by lap 10 with Martin in second while Reed got by Andrews for third as Jacobs and Craig Mintz closed.

At the half-way point Henry’s lead was beginning to evaporate as he worked through traffic allowing Martin to close with Reed, Jacobs, Mintz, Andrews and Travis Philo in pursuit. Chaney would stop on the track on lap 17 to bring out the final caution of the race. With a clear track on the restart Henry would pull away from Martin ad he had his hands full with Reed and Jacobs. Jacobs would move into third on lap 19 and closed quickly on Martin, taking the runner-up spot on lap 20.

Things got a little more interesting with four laps to go when Henry was mired in heavy lapped traffic with Jacobs closing while Reed, Mintz, Martin, Andrews and Philo giving chase. Henry would be patient in traffic and drove to the win over Jacobs, Reed, Mintz and Martin.

In the 25-lap late model feature Ryan Missler and Mike Bores would pace the field to the green with Bores gaining the advantage. With five laps in Bores would lead Missler, Babcock, Devin Shiels, Ken Hahn, Ryan Markham, John Bores and Rusty Schlenk. Babcock would drive into third on lap six and took second from Missler the next circuit and quickly closed on Mike Bores.

As the leaders raced into heavy lapped traffic on lap 11, Babcock would drive low out of turn two to take the lead. The caution would fly on lap 13 for a stalled Schlenk with the running order Babcock, Mike Bores, Shiels, Missler, Markham and Hahn. When the green flew so did Babcock, driving the bottom groove as Bores battled with Shiels for second.

The final caution would fly on lap 21 for a Bobby Michaels spin. Again on the restart Babcock drove away from Mike Bores who lost second to Shiels on the next lap.

Babcock would drive to the win with Bores getting back by Shiels on the white flag lap to finish second. Shiels, Markham and Hahn would round out the top five.

Weaver and Nate Dussel would bring the field to the green for the 25-lap 305 sprint feature that would go non-stop. Dussel shot into the lead over Weaver, Jason Keckler, Steve Rando, Seth Schneider, Dan McCarron, Jordan Ryan and John Ivy. Dussel would pull away slightly as Weaver had his hands full with Keckler.

Disaster struck for Dussel on lap four when he drove off the track on the back stretch allowing Weaver to sneak under for the lead. Weaver would catch heavy lapped traffic by the ninth lap and Dussel, Keckler, Rando, Ryan and Ivy would close. Ryan would drive into fourth on lap 10 and would take third by lap 15 as Weaver continued to lead Dussel.

With five laps to go Weaver made hard contact with the lapped car of Ricky Peterson and Dussel closed right on his rear bumper with Ryan, Keckler, Ivy, Rando and Schneider giving chase. As the white flag appeared, Dussel hoped Weaver would make a mistake….he didn’t and held on to take the win over Dussel, Ryan, Keckler and Ivy.

Ivy and Brewer would bring the field to green for the 15 lap dirt truck feature with Brewer gaining the advantage over Ivy, Dan Roepke Jr., Matt Foos, Jimmy McGrath, Brad Keckler, Shawn Valenti and Art Ball. Dustin Keegan would stop after a lap was completed to bring out the only caution of the race.

When the green flew Brewer was locked in a tremendous battle for the lead with Roepke, Ivy and Foos. Brewer and Roepke ran side by side from lap two through lap 10 with Foos and Ivy glued to their rear bumpers. Foos would drive into second on lap 11 and took over the battle with Brewer.

At times Brewer, Foos and Roepke were three wide battling for the lead. As they raced to the checkers, Jeff Warnick would get side ways coming out of turn four and Brewer nearly hit the front stretch wall as he shot to the win. Roepke, Foos, Valenti and Ivy would round out the top five.

There is no racing next week at Attica Raceway Park due to the Attica Fair. Action picks back up on Saturday, Aug. 16 on WNWO NBC Toledo Channel 214/Culy Contracting Night with the 410 sprints, late models, 305 sprints and dirt trucks in action.

Go to www.atticaracewaypark.com for more information.

Attica Raceway Park - 8/1/2014

Edward Jones of Clyde Night

O'Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints (20 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 9X-Rob Chaney, 12.499; 2. O9-Craig Mintz, 12.583; 3. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 12.643; 4. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 12.671; 5. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.680; 6. 53-Cap Henry, 12.709; 7. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.764; 8. 11X-Brandon Martin, 12.788; 9. 21-Travis Philo, 12.804; 10. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.817; 11. 45L-Brian Lay, 12.837; 12. 9-Dean Jacobs, 12.846; 13. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.953; 14. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.116; 15. 60-Jody Keegan, 13.206; 16. 59-Bryan Nuckles, 13.464; 17. 7-Troy Kingan, 13.642; 18. 7M-Critter Malone, 13.715; 19. 96AU-Bruce White, 13.866; 20. 55-DJ Foos, 99.990

Heat 1 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (8 Laps - Top 7 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 53-Cap Henry[3] ; 2. 11X-Brandon Martin[1] ; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[2] ; 4. 21-Travis Philo[5] ; 5. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[4] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7] ; 7. 45L-Brian Lay[6]

Heat 2 - Summit Racing Equipment (8 Laps - Top 7 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 9X-Rob Chaney[4] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 3. 46AU-Stuart Williams[2] ; 4. O9-Craig Mintz[3] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[5] ; 6. 60-Jody Keegan[6] ; 7. 96AU-Bruce White[7]

Heat 3 - Ultra Shield Race Products (8 Laps - Top 7 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 5R-Byron Reed[4] ; 2. 9-Dean Jacobs[3] ; 3. 7-Troy Kingan[1] ; 4. 7M-Critter Malone[5] ; 5. 59-Bryan Nuckles[2]

A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. 53-Cap Henry[5]; 2. 9-Dean Jacobs[9]; 3. 5R-Byron Reed[8]; 4. O9-Craig Mintz[11]; 5. 11X-Brandon Martin[4]; 6. 16-Chris Andrews[6]; 7. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[13]; 8. 21-Travis Philo[10]; 9. 35-Stuart Brubaker[7]; 10. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[16]; 11. 57X-Andrew Palker[14]; 12. 7M-Critter Malone[12]; 13. 45L-Brian Lay[18]; 14. 60-Jody Keegan[17]; 15. 59-Bryan Nuckles[15]; 16. 46AU-Stuart Williams[3]; 17. 9X-Rob Chaney[2]; 18. 7-Troy Kingan[1]; 19. 96AU-Bruce White[19]

Hard Charger: 9-Dean Jacobs[+7]

Summit Racing Equipment Late Models (18 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

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

1. O3-Jim Gingery[1] ; 2. 50Y-Ryan Missler[7] ; 3. 91-Rusty Schlenk[9] ; 4. 27-Ken Hahn[4] ; 5. O1-Justin Chance[2] ; 6. 98-Tim Sabo[6] ; 7. 9C-Troy Cattarene[3] ; 8. 12-Bobby Michaels[5] ; 9. 16-Steve Sabo[8]

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

1. 15B-Mike Bores[2] ; 2. 48-John Bores[4] ; 3. 1-Jeff Babcock[7] ; 4. 51-Devin Shiels[6] ; 5. 5M-Ryan Markham[8] ; 6. 5J-Josh Haynes[5] ; 7. 45-Nate Potts[3] ; 8. 69R-Doug Baird[9] ; 9. 36-Matt Irey[1]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 1-Jeff Babcock[6]; 2. 15B-Mike Bores[2]; 3. 51-Devin Shiels[5]; 4. 5M-Ryan Markham[10]; 5. 27-Ken Hahn[3]; 6. 50Y-Ryan Missler[1]; 7. 91-Rusty Schlenk[8]; 8. 98-Tim Sabo[11]; 9. O1-Justin Chance[9]; 10. O3-Jim Gingery[4]; 11. 48-John Bores[7]; 12. 16-Steve Sabo[17]; 13. 69R-Doug Baird[16]; 14. 12-Bobby Michaels[15]; 15. 9C-Troy Cattarene[13]; 16. 45-Nate Potts[14]; 17. 5J-Josh Haynes[12]

Hard Charger: 5M-Ryan Markham[+6]

Foster Auto Body 305 Sprints (26 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 5R-Jordan Ryan, 13.541; 2. 1-Nate Dussel, 13.597; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.723; 4. 19R-Steve Rando, 13.786; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson, 13.807; 6. 1W-Paul Weaver, 13.881; 7. 36-Seth Schneider, 13.900; 8. 8M-T.J Michael, 13.905; 9. 25-Jason Keckler, 13.909; 10. 7A-Alvin Roepke, 13.949; 11. 8I-John Ivy, 13.961; 12. 13-Jeremy Duposki, 13.980; 13. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.983; 14. 22M-Dan McCarron, 14.082; 15. 12-Kyle Capodice, 14.104; 16. 8-Bobby Clark, 14.107; 17. 39C-Scott Riley, 14.194; 18. 11G-Luke Griffith, 14.199; 19. 4T-Jim Taddeo, 14.211; 20. 32-Dan Hennig, 14.225; 21. 7M-Brandon Moore, 14.234; 22. 6-Dustin Dinan, 14.338; 23. O3-Jim Cushing, 14.451; 24. 22D-Dan Hammond, 14.573; 25. 1X-Dean Jacobs, 15.123; 26. 20I-Kelsey Ivy, 16.708

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

1. 8M-T.J Michael[2] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 3. 5R-Jordan Ryan[4] ; 4. 6-Dustin Dinan[6] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[3] ; 6. 22D-Dan Hammond[7] ; 7. 39C-Scott Riley[5] ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[9]

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

1. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron[1] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 4. 8-Bobby Clark[6] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[5] ; 6. 2-Ricky Peterson[3] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[9] ; 8. 4T-Jim Taddeo[7] ; 9. 32-Dan Hennig[8]

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

1. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 3. 8I-John Ivy[1] ; 4. 7A-Alvin Roepke[2] ; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs[6] ; 6. 13-Jeremy Duposki[5] ; 7. 11G-Luke Griffith[7] ; 8. O3-Jim Cushing[8]

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

1. 2-Ricky Peterson[2] ; 2. 13-Jeremy Duposki[3] ; 3. 22D-Dan Hammond[1] ; 4. 11G-Luke Griffith[6] ; 5. 4T-Jim Taddeo[8] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 7. 32-Dan Hennig[10] ; 8. 39C-Scott Riley[4] ; 9. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[7] ; 10. O3-Jim Cushing[9]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

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

Hard Charger: 5R-Jordan Ryan[+4]

Fremont Fence Co. Dirt Trucks (16 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

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

1. O1-Art Ball[1] ; 2. 88-Dan Roepke Jr.[3] ; 3. 3X-Brad Keckler[7] ; 4. OO-John Ivy[8] ; 5. D1-Dustin Keegan[6] ; 6. 5-Jim McGrath[5] ; 7. 7-Dana Frey[4] ; 8. 69-Jeff Warnick[2]

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

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[6] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[8] ; 3. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[1] ; 4. 2-Matt Foos[4] ; 5. 33C-Kyle Cline[7] ; 6. 4S-Keith Sorg[5] ; 7. 33-Brian Arnold[3] ; 8. 22-Brandon Leighton[2]

A-Main - (15 Laps)

1. 8KB-Kent Brewer[2]; 2. 88-Dan Roepke Jr.[3]; 3. 2-Matt Foos[4]; 4. 7B-Shawn Valenti[6]; 5. OO-John Ivy[1]; 6. O1-Art Ball[7]; 7. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[5]; 8. 33C-Kyle Cline[10]; 9. 4S-Keith Sorg[12]; 10. 3X-Brad Keckler[8]; 11. 7-Dana Frey[13]; 12. 5-Jim McGrath[11]; 13. 22-Brandon Leighton[16]; 14. 33-Brian Arnold[14]; 15. 69-Jeff Warnick[15]; 16. D1-Dustin Keegan[9]

Hard Charger: 4S-Keith Sorg[+3]

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

 

 

Cap Henry wins at Attica Raceway Park - F.A.S.T. Quick Review/Full Results: Friday, August 1st

Cap Henry earns F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series Night #16 Victory at Attica Raceway Park

Paul Weaver earns F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series Night #9 Victory at Attica Raceway Park

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

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

Attica, OH (August 1st, 2014) - It was a night of ‘first’ for both F.A.S.T. divisions. Cap Henry took command of the 30-lap Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service main event on lap six and never looked back; holding off a ninth starting Dean Jacobs for his first F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series victory of the 2014 season. The win was a career-first for Cap Henry in a ‘410’ sprint car at Attica Raceway Park. Eighth starting Byron Reed rounded out the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series feature podium; followed by an eleventh starting Craig Mintz, and Brandon Martin. Rob Chaney was the opening leader, but would be forced to surrender the top spot on lap three due to issues with his right rear wheel. Brandon Martin would lead laps four and five before being slid by Henry. There were three cautions during the 30-lap main event including one red flag for Jody Keegan. Keegan would restart and finish fourteenth. Dean Jacobs was the evening’s ‘hard charger;’ moving forward seven positions during F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series main event action. Officially, Chris Andrews has a twenty-three point advantage in the current $10,000-to-win F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series standings heading into the August 2nd event at Fremont Speedway.

Paul Weaver would hold off defending F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series champion, Nate Dussel, for his first F.A.S.T. ‘305’ sprint win of the 2014 season on Friday night at Attica Raceway Park. Nate Dussel would finish where he started during the 25-lapper; followed by Jordan Ryan, Jason Keckler and John Ivy. The 25-lap F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series main event would go caution free. Jordan Ryan was the evening’s ‘305’ ‘hard charger;’ climbing four positions from seventh to finish third. Officially, Nate Dussel takes command of the $2,000-to-win F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series standings with one event remaining on September 6th at Fremont Speedway.

There were twenty Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service ‘410’ sprint cars signed in at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, August 1st. The twenty cars were divided into three separate groups for qualifying time trials; with Caleb Griffith, Rob Chaney and Byron Reed each recording the fastest time during their respective group qualifying sessions. Rob Chaney set the fastest time overall; with an official time of 12.499 seconds around the Attica Raceway Park bullring. Cap Henry, Rob Chaney and Byron Reed each earned heat race victories during the evening’s F.A.S.T. preliminary program. There would be no consolation B-main.

Twenty-six JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro sprint cars registered for action at Attica Raceway Park on August 1st. The twenty-six F.A.S.T. ‘305’ sprint cars were split into three group qualifying sessions; with Jordan Ryan, Steve Rando and Nate Dussel each recording the fastest time during their respective group time trial sessions. Jordan Ryan set the fastest time of the night overall; recording an official time of 13.541 seconds around the Attica 3/8’s mile dirt oval. T.J. Michael, Steve Rando and Nate Dussel each earned victories during their respective heat races. Ricky Peterson earned his way into the F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series A-main by way of winning the consolation B-main.

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Full Results: Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service – Night #16 - August 1st, 2014

Heat Race #1 Qualifying Results: (Invert 4)

1. 40DD - Caleb Griffith - 12.671 2. 53 - Cap Henry - 12.709 3. 16 - Chris Andrews - 12.764 4. 11X - Brandon Martin - 12.788 5. 21 - Travis Philo - 12.804 6. 45L - Brian Lay - 12.837 7. 9Z - Duane Zablocki - 13.116

Heat Race #2 Qualifying Results: (Invert 4)

1.9X - Rob Chaney - 12.499 2. 09 - Craig Mintz - 12.583 3. 46AU - Stuart Williams - 12.643 4. 35 - Stuart Brubaker - 12.817 5. 57X - Andrew Palker - 12.953 6. 60 - Jody Keegan - 13.206 7. 96AU - Bruce White - 13.866

Heat Race #3 Qualifying Results: (Invert 4)

1. 5R - Bryon Reed - 12.680 2. 9 - Dean Jacobs - 12.846 3. 59 - Bryan Knuckles - 13.464 4. 7 - Troy Kingan - 13.642 5. 7M - Critter Malone - 13.715 6. 55 - DJ Foos - 99.999

Heat Race #1 Results: (All Transfer)

1. Cap Henry 2. Brandon Martin 3. Chris Andrews 4. Travis Philo 5. Caleb Griffith 6. Duane Zablocki 7. Brian Lay

Heat Race #2 Results: (All Transfer)

1. Rob Chaney 2. Stuart Brubaker 3. Stuart Williams 4. Craig Mintz 5. Andrew Palker 6. Jody Keegan 7. Bruce White

Heat Race #3 Results: (All Transfer)

1. Byron Reed 2. Dean Jacobs 3. Troy Kingan 4. Critter Malone 5. Bryan Nuckles 6. 55. D.J. Foos (DNS)

A-Main Finish: (30-Laps) 1. Cap Henry 2. Dean Jacobs 3. Bryon Reed 4. Craig Mintz 5. Brandon Martin 6. Chris Andrews 7. Caleb Griffith 8. Travis Philo 9. Stuart Brubaker 10. Duane Zablocki 11. Andrew Palker 12. Critter Malone 13. Brian Lay 14. Jody Keegan 15. Bryan Nuckles 16. Stuart Williams 17. Rob Chaney 18. Troy Kingan 19. Bruce White 20. D.J. Foos (DNS)

Hard Charger: Dean Jacobs [+7]

Full Results: JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro - Night #9 - August 1st, 2014

Heat Race #1 Qualifying Results: (Invert 4)

1. 5R - Jordan Ryan - 13.541 2. 68G - Tyler Gunn - 13.723 3. 8M - T.J. Michael - 13.905 4. 25 - Jason Keckler - 13.909 5. 39C - Scott Riley - 14.194 6. 6 - Dustin Dinan - 14.338 7. 22D - Dan Hammond - 14.573 8. 1X - Dean Jacobs - 15.123 9. 20I - Kelsey Ivy - 16.708

Heat Race #2 Qualifying Results: (Invert 4)

1. 19R - Steve Rando - 13.786 2. 2 - Ricky Peterson - 13.807 3. 36 - Seth Schneider - 13.900 4. 22M - Dan McCarron - 14.082 5. 12 - Kyle Capodice - 14.104 6. 8 - Bobby Clark - 14.107 7. 4T - Jim Taddeo - 14.211 8. 32 - Dan Hennig - 14.225 9. 7M - Brandon Moore - 14.234

Heat Race #3 Qualifying Results: (Invert 4)

1. 1 - Nate Dussel - 13.597 2. 1W - Paul Weaver - 13.881 3. 7A - Alvin Roepke - 13.949 4. 8I - John Ivy - 13.961 5. 13 - Jeremy Duposki - 13.980 6. 3J - Trey Jacobs - 13.983 7. 11G - Luke Griffith - 14.199 8. 03 - Jim Cushing - 14.451

Heat Race #1 Results: (Top 5 Transfer)

1. T.J. Michael 2. Jason Keckler 3. Jordan Ryan 4. Dustin Dinan 5. Tyler Gunn 6. Dan Hammond 7. Scott Riley 8. Kelsey Ivy 9. Dean Jacobs (DNS)

Heat Race #2 Results: (Top 5 Transfer)

1. Seve Rando 2. Dan McCarron 3. Seth Schneider 4. Bobby Clark 5. Kyle Capodice 6. Ricky Peterson 7. Brandon Moore 8. Jim Taddeo 9. Dan Hennig

Heat Race #3 Results: (Top 5 Transfer)

1. Nate Dussel 2. Paul Weaver 3. John Ivy 4. Alvin Roepke 5. Trey Jacobs 6. Jeremy Duposki 7. Luke Griffith 8. Jim Cushing

B-Main Results: (Top 5 Transfer)

1. Ricky Peterson 2. Jeremy Duposki 3. Dan Hammond 4. Luke Griffith 5. Jim Taddeo 6. Brandon Moore 7. Dan Hennig 8. Scott Riley 9. Kelsey Ivy 10. Jim Cushing (DNF) 11. Dean Jacobs (DNS)

A-Main Finish: (25-Laps) 1. Paul Weaver 2. Nate Dussel 3. Jordan Ryan 4. Jason Keckler 5. John Ivy 6. Steve Rando 7. Seth Schneider 8. Bobby Clark 9. Dustin Dinan 10. Dan McCarron 11. Alvin Roepke 12. T.J. Michael 13. Trey Jacobs 14. Kyle Capodice 15. Ricky Peterson 16. Luke Griffith 17. Tyler Gunn 18. Dan Hammond 19. Jeremy Duposki 20. Jim Taddeo

Hard Charger: Jordan Ryan [+4]

History Note: Caleb Griffith earned his second Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service main event win of the 2014 season on Friday evening, July 25th at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. It was a career-first ‘410’ sprint car victory for Griffith at the Attica bullring. Greg Wilson and Chris Andrews rounded out the podium finishers on Friday, July 25th. In recent JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro competition, it was defending series champion, Nate Dussel, earning the ‘305’ sprint win at the Attica Raceway Park on Friday, July 25th. Dussel lead Jordan Ryan and Alvin Roepke at the line. F.A.S.T. ‘410’ and ‘305’ action was canceled on Saturday, July 26th due to inclement weather conditions. That event will not be rescheduled.

Looking Ahead:

Action for the Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service will continue on Saturday evening, August 2nd at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. The JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro will not return to competition until their ‘season finale’ on Saturday evening, September 6th at the Fremont Speedway.

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

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

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

 

 

37th annual BELLEVILLE MIDGET NATIONALS

"Daum dominates Belleville Night One" ”Three track records set”

By Bryan Gapinski Belleville, Kan., July 31---Zach Daum turned in a dominating performance winning the 25-lap feature on Thursday Night, kicking off the 37th annual Belleville Midget Nationals on the Belleville High Banks. Daum’s victory in the USAC Honda National Dirt midget series event, establishes himself as the favorite for Saturday’s 40-lap Championship Feature. Daum’s victory in the non-stop event broke Kasey Kahne’s track record by over sixteen seconds, which was set on August 4, 2000. Earlier in the night Tracy Hines lowered the one-lap track by over a half-second to 16.803 seconds. Michael Pickens’ victory in the second heat race also lowered the 8-lap track record. Polesitter Dave Darland took the lead at the start, Daum moved into second position on the third lap. Daum closed to Darland’s rear bumper two laps later. Daum took the lead as the pair crossed the start/finish line on the eighth lap. Defending Belleville Champion Chrsitopher Bell retired one lap later. Daum increased his lead over Darland each lap, and at the midway point held a 2.8 second lead. With Daum leading, a great battle for second was staged between Darland, Rico Abreu and Hines. Daum driving the Dan Daum owned Eagle/Stanton Toyota No. 5 finished 6.92 seconds ahead of Abreu, Darland,Hines and Chris Windom. " It's so great to finally get a victory here, hopefully our luck will improve for Saturday" commented Daum.

SUMMARY QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Tracy Hines, 24, Parker-16.803; 2. Bryan Clauson, 63, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.039; 3. Christopher Bell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.229; 4. Zach Daum, 5D, Daum-17.302; 5. Rico Abreu, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.314; 6. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.406; 7. Dave Darland, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-17.454; 8. Michael Pickens, 3F, RFMS-17.499; 9. Isaac Chapple, 52, Chapple-17.537; 10. C.J. Johnson, 45, Martin-17.759; 11. Chris Windom, 3, RFMS-17.799; 12. Jerry Coons Jr., 2, Lein-17.935; 13. Don Droud Jr., 44, Smith-18.062; 14. Chett Gehrke, 11c, Matteson-18.181; 15. Garrett Hood, 11H, Hoods-18.190; 16. Cody Brewer, 96, Central Motorsports-18.239; 17. Jeff Stasa, 91, Stasa-18.291; 18. Stu Snyder, 2s, Rhoten-18.307; 19. Matt Johnson, 85, Johnson-18.562; 20. Randy Boyer, 69, Boyer-NT; 21. Johnny Murdock, 0, Murdock-NT; 22. Joe Cleveland, 0A, Murdock-NT; 23. Robert Bell, 0z, Murdock-NT.

FIRST HEAT : (8 laps) 1. Darland, 2. Hines, 3. Daum, 4. Brewer, 5. C.J. Johnson, 6. Droud, 7. M.Johnson, 8. Cleveland. 2:28.33

SECOND HEAT : (8 laps) 1. Pickens, 2. Clauson, 3. Abreu, 4. Windom, 5. Stasa, 6. Gehrke, 7. R.Bell. 2:19.14

THIRD HEAT : (8 laps) 1. C.Bell, 2. Coons, 3. Hood, 4. Chapple, 5. Snyder, 6. Thorson, 7. Murdock. 2:21.22

FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Zach Daum, 2. Rico Abreu, 3. Dave Darland, 4. Tracy Hines, 5. Chris Windom, 6. Michael Pickens, 7. Jerry Coons Jr., 8. Don Droud Jr., 9. Isaac Chapple, 10. Cody Brewer, 11. Garrett Hood, 12. Stu Snyder, 13. Jeff Stasa, 14. Bryan Clauson, 15. Robert Bell, 16. C.J. Johnson, 17. Matt Johnson, 18. Johnny Murdock, 19. Christopher Bell. 7:26.50 -------------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-7 Darland, Laps 8-25 Daum.

 

 

DAVE BLANEY BEATS TEAMMATE & BROTHER DALE BLANEY TO WIN HIS 1ST "LOU BLANEY MEMORIAL" IN THE SPRINTS WHILE REX KING JR CONTINUES STELLAR SEASON WITH BRP MOD TOUR WIN AT SHARON

By Mike Leone

Hartford, OH July 30, 2014 Sharon Speedway hosted the sixth annual "Lou Blaney Memorial" on Wednesday night. Despite thunderstorms scattered throughout the region during the day and night, only two brief showers hit the speedway in the late afternoon. A large crowd turned out along with 23 "410" Sprint Cars and 31 Big-Block Modifieds in the Ollie's Bargain Outlet Alzheimer's Association Benefit Event. Celebrating in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane were Dave Blaney-"410" Sprint Cars and Rex King, Jr.-BRP Tour Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds. And there has still yet to be a repeat winner in either division after six years!

Dave Blaney has won a lot of big races and championships throughout his stellar career. He's won USAC and World of Outlaw Sprint championships, the Knoxville Nationals, the Kings Royal and Historical Big One at Eldora Speedway, and even a victory in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, but none may have been as special as Wednesday night's victory at his home track. The elder son of the late Lou Blaney took charge on lap six from Caleb Helms and set a torrid pace in the 30-lap Sprint Car feature to beat his brother Dale at the finish for the $5,000 victory- his first in six tries in the Memorial event.

"I guess it took me bringing a second car for Dale to finally win this," joked the 51-year-old High Point, North Carolina resident. "This feels pretty good to win this race. I have to thank everyone for the support all of these years- it's been a lot of fun! Nights like this make Sprint Car racing worthwhile. It gets frustrating sometimes as I've been doing this part-time, and can't seem to be able to do what I used to be able to do. I'm glad Dale was here in my car- that was really fun!"

From the outside pole, Helms took charge of the event from Caleb Griffith with Dave Blaney in third on the opening lap. Dale Blaney started sixth and was fifth after one lap then passed Cole Duncan for fourth on lap three. Helms caught lapped traffic on lap five, while Dave Blaney began to challenge Griffith for second. Dave made the pass with an inside move in turn four on lap five then quickly caught leader Helms and made the winning move racing off the bottom of turn four one lap later.

Griffith began to challenge Helms for second on lap seven and finally worked his way by two laps later in traffic with the help of the lapped car of Dennis Wagner. Dale Blaney meanwhile continued his way forward as he caught Helms and made the pass on lap 11 to grab third. Dale looked strong as he ran down Griffith and appeared ready to make the pass when the first caution was displayed for C.J. Jones with 15 laps scored. The caution erased a 4.208 second lead by Dave Blaney!

Back under green, Dale Blaney put a slider on Griffith in turn two to steal the runner-up spot. A caution for a slowing Jason Dolick brought action to a halt with 18 laps recorded. Fast qualifier Lee Jacobs was quiet for most of the first half of the event, but worked his way back into the top five on lap 20 taking the spot from Duncan. Three laps later, the two-time Lernerville Speedway winner this season passed Helms for fourth.

Dave Blaney was back in lapped traffic on lap 23 before the final caution was displayed for the fifth place running Helms, who was unable to make it off the speedway. When racing resumed for the final time, Rod George made his way into the top five passing Duncan for the spot, but that would be the final passing in the top five.

Dave Blaney would go pretty much unchallenged by his brother in the final three laps to win by a margin of 1.286 seconds. The victory was Blaney's third overall of the season in his Mohawk Northeast/Global Oil & Gas Services/Tom's Sewer & Septic Service/Lelands.com/Bill Davis Trucking-sponsored #98H, and 28th of his career at Sharon in Sprint Cars to go along with two Big-Block Modified wins.

Dale Blaney, the current All Star point leader and winner of 13 features this season in Tony Kennedy's #14K, was runner-up in an identical #98 car to his brother Dave as he came up just shy in his bid for his first "Lou Blaney Memorial" victory. Griffith edged out a hard charging and fast closing Jacobs for third. George was fifth in Jim Chappel's #8- the same ride that won the 2010 event driven by Mike Lutz.

Completing the top 10 were Duncan, 13th starting Andy McKisson, Brandon Matus, Eric Williams, and 15th starting Adam Kekich. Heat winners were Jacobs, Matus, and Kekich. Jacobs set fast time in qualifying with a lap of 13.186- just four tenths off the track record.

When you're having a career year, things just seem to fall in place. Rex King, Jr. drew the outside pole starting spot for the 35-lap BRP Tour Big-Block Modified feature and got a much needed caution just as it appeared Dave Murdick was about to take the lead. King, Jr. then held off Murdick in the closing laps for his season's fifth win at Sharon and eighth overall on the circuit. Like Dave Blaney, it was King, Jr's first ever "Lou Blaney Memorial" victory, worth $2,000, for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply point leader.

"I never raced with Lou, but he was always as nice as can be to me in the pits and grandstands," explained the 23-year-old Bristolville, Ohio racer. "To be honest, my brother and I didn't like him at first because he'd kick everyone around- you couldn't beat the guy! It's a real honor to win this race. He was great for the community. Look at all of the people that came out for this night and that just tells you what kind of guy he really was. The track was great tonight and I want to thank everyone for coming out and supporting Lou and his race."

King, Jr. powered around pole-sitter Lonny Riggs on the start and began to pull away. Riggs' "358" small-block had his hands full trying to fend off Murdick and Jimmy Weller III in the battle for second on lap four. Murdick made the pass of Riggs for runner-up on lap five, while Weller III followed in third two laps later.

King, Jr. caught the back of the pack on lap eight. Weller III ran down Murdick and the duo raced side-by-side on laps 11 and 12 with Murdick holding on to the runner-up spot. After 14 non-stop laps, a caution for Jeremiah Shingledecker bunched up the field. Back under green, King, Jr. sped away from the pack while the battle raged for second between Murdick and the two Wellers.

On lap 22, King, Jr. was back in traffic and this time struggled to clear some of the slower cars as Murdick closed in on lap 23. The father-son Weller duo battled for third with Weller, Jr. getting the spot on lap 25; meanwhile, back up front the race was on for the lead as Murdick pulled even on laps 27 and 28 before a caution for Shayne Pierce. The caution reverted scoring back to lap 27 when King, Jr. had just a 0.004 of a second lead!

The final eight laps saw King, Jr. keep Murdick at bay by just 0.689 of a second for his 13th career Sharon win in the KMB Inc.-owned, Jim Brown Seed Sales/Bristol Disposal/Reese Services/Professional Heating Systems/Jet Inc/Cedar Steel/Mahan Welding & Fab/Schaeffer Oil/Cintas Uniform/Cleer Excavation-sponsored #165.

"It's always entertaining with lapped traffic," expressed the winner. "The top was good at the start of the race then it started to go away. We started getting some traction in the middle of the track in one and two then turn three and four started 'rubbering' so we had to make our way down there."

It was a solid effort for Murdick, the 2008 and 2012 Sharon Champion, who was making his first start at the Hartford, Ohio oval in the 85th anniversary season. Weller, Jr. beat out his son Weller III for the third spot. Brian Swartzlander came from 11th to place fifth. Completing the top 10 were Brad Rapp, 15th starting Rex King, Ricky Richner, 16th starting Jim Rasey, and Kevin Hoffman. Heat winners over the season high 31-car field were Murdick, Weller, Jr., and Swartzlander. Kyle Fink won the last chance B main.

"410" Sprint Cars (30 laps, $5,000 to-win): 1. DAVE BLANEY (98) 2. Dale Blaney (98) 3. Caleb Griffith (Davis 40DD) 4. Lee Jacobs (Lewis 81) 5. Rod George (Chappel 8) 6. Cole Duncan (Rudzik/Demyan 49) 7. Andy McKisson (0) 8. Brandon Matus (13) 9. Eric Williams (7) 10. Adam Kekich (5K) 11. Carl Bowser (10) 12. Mike Lutz (McMillin 5M) 13. Brent Matus (33) 14. Dennis Wagner (38) 15. Mike Bauer (46) 16. Roger Campbell (51) 17. C.J. Jones (10J) 18. Gale Ruth (1R) 19. Caleb Helms (40) 20. Jason Dolick (D12) 21. Jared Zimbardi (35) 22. Brandon Spithaler (22)-DNS 23. Dan Kuriger (08)-DNS.

BRP Tour Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds (35 laps, $2,000 to-win): 1. REX KING, JR. (165) 2. Dave Murdick (61) 3. Jim Weller, Jr. (31) 4. Jimmy Weller III (23) 5. Brian Swartzlander (83) 6. Brad Rapp (11R) 7. Rex King (65) 8. Ricky Richner (26) 9. Jim Rasey (32) 10. Kevin Hoffman (00) 11. Lonny Riggs (58) 12. Justin Wright (19W) 13. Bob Warren (96B) 14. Rick Regalski, Jr. (13) 15. Tom Mattocks (69) 16. Rodney Beltz (64) 17. Chris Haines (35H) 18. Eric Gabany (3E) 19. Tom Glenn (83T) 20. Kyle Fink (Hinkle 77) 21. Kevin Green (74) 22. Carl Murdick (6) 23. Randy Chronister (71) 24. Shayne Pierce (88) 25. Steve Barr (25B) 26. Jeremiah Shingledecker (37MD). DNQ: Justin Rasey, Eric Beggs, Mark Frankhouser, Shayne Izzo, Shawn Kozar.

"410" Sprint Car Time Trials (Track record 12.704 by Danny Holtgraver on 8/20/13): 1. Lee Jacobs 13.186 2. Dale Blaney 13.210 3. Cole Duncan 13.214 4. Dave Blaney 13.247 5. Caleb Helms 13.247 6. Caleb Griffith 13.441 7. Eric Williams 13.460 8. Rod George 13.537 9. Jason Dolick 13.557 10. Carl Bowser 13.567 11. Brandon Matus 13.586 12. Jared Zimbardi 13.623 13. Andy McKisson 13.636 14. Brandon Spithaler 13.834 15. Adam Kekich 13.843 16. Mike Lutz 13.955 17. Roger Campbell 14.044 18. Mike Bauer 14.063 19. C.J. Jones 14.349 20. Brent Matus 14.482 21. Dennis Wagner 14.746 22. Gale Ruth 15.393 23. Dan Kuriger NT.

"410" Sprint Heat 1: 1. Jacobs 2. Lutz 3. McKisson 4. Dave Blaney 5. Carl Bowser 6. Williams 7. Jones 8. Ruth.

"410" Sprint Heat 2: 1. Brandon Matus 2. Dale Blaney 3. George 4. Helms 5. Campbell 6. Brent Matus 7. Spithaler 8. Kuriger-DNS.

"410" Sprint Heat 3: 1. Kekich 2. Dolick 3. Zimbardi 4. Bauer 5. Duncan 6. Griffith 7. Wagner.

BRP Mod Tour Heat 1 (top 7 transfer): 1. Dave Murdick 2. Hoffman 3. Weller III 4. Shingledecker 5. Warren 6. Jim Rasey 7. Mattocks 8. Fink 9. Kozar 10. Chronister 11. Justin Rasey-DNS.

BRP Mod Tour Heat 2 (top 7 transfer): 1. Weller, Jr. 2. Wright 3. King, Jr. 4. Glenn 5. Pierce 6. Regalski 7. Green 8. Frankhouser 9. Izzo 10. Carl Murdick.

BRP Mod Tour Heat 3 (top 7 transfer): 1. Swartzlander 2. Riggs 3. Rapp 4. Richner 5. King 6. Beltz 7. Gabany 8. Haines 9. Barr 10. Beggs.

BRP Mod Tour B main (top 3 transfer): 1. Fink 2. Haines 3. Barr 4. Justin Rasey 5. Beggs 6. Frankhouser 7. Izzo 8. Kozar 9. Chronister 10. Carl Murdick-DNS.

Sharon Speedway will be back in action this Saturday night (August 2) for a "Steel Valley Thunder" program for the "Bill Kirila Memorial" featuring the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Barris Supply RUSH Late Models, Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds, Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods, and the Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks along with another appearance by the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. (Note: the Modifieds were originally not on the schedule, but have been added.) Race time is 7 p.m.

Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sharonspdwy.

 

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: MCFADDEN, WILLIAMSON, TURKEY, & JANSSENS TAKE BURGER BARN NORTHERN SUMMER NATIONALS WINS

by Tommy Goudge (July 28, 2014) – 94 drivers signed in to race at Ohsweken Speedway in the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals "Race for the Cure" event in support of the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation on Monday night. James McFadden, Mat Williamson, Aaron Turkey, and Brandon Janssens visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA BURGER BARN NORTHERN SUMMER NATIONALS TOTAL ENTRIES – 94

———————————————————– CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS (27 entries)

A-FEATURE (25 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 3g James McFadden (4) 2. 1z Jessica Zemken (2) 3. 77 Shane Stewart (8) 4. 77x Wayne Johnson (1) 5. 10 Mitch Brown (5) 6. 0 Glenn Styres (11) 7. 35 Jared Zimbardi (6) 8. 19p Paige Polyak (3) 9. 07x Dain Naida (10) 10. 33k Kyle Patrick (7) 11. 98 Joe Trenca (18) 12. 49 Todd Hoddick (13) 13. 3r Shane Ross (14) 14. 19 Cory Turner (21) 15. 5c Conor Mahoney (19) 16. 14h Jim Huppunen (9) 17. 10j Jeremy Hughes (12) 18. 5d Dave Dykstra (23) 19. 94 Stan Zanchin (16) 20. 71s Shawn Sliter (24) 21. 9nz Havard Daniels (22) 22. 5 Keith Dempster (15) DNF. 43 Scott Sherk (17) DNF. 11 Jamie Turner (20) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders - Wayne Johnson (1-5), James McFadden (6-25)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 77 Shane Stewart (Pittsboro, IN), 2. 07x Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 3. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 4. 35 Jared Zimbardi (Bradford, PA), 5. 94 Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie), 6. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 7. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre), 8. 9nz Havard Daniels (Coatesville, NZ), 9. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre). Time - 1:57.127

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 33k Kyle Patrick (Tilbury), 2. 77x Wayne Johnson (Knoxville, IA), 3. 3g James McFadden (Brisbane, QLD), 4. 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 5. 3r Shane Ross (Thedford), 6. 98 Joe Trenca (Clay, NY), 7. 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown), 8. 00 Dane Lorenc (Lancaster, NY), 9. 71s Shawn Sliter (Port Colborne). Time - 1:58.990

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 1z Jessica Zemken (Sprakers, NY), 2. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 3. 19p Paige Polyak (Tiffin, OH), 4. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland), 5. 10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington), 6. 43 Scott Sherk (Port Colborne), 7. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams), DNF. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), DNF. 67 Chris Durand (Port Stanley). No Time

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE "TOP GUN" AWARD ($150 - heat race passing points high score): 1z Jessica Zemken (Top 10 in heat race passing points redrew for A-Feature starting positions)

B-FEATURE (10 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 5c Conor Mahoney, 2. 11 Jamie Turner, 3. 19 Cory Turner, 4. 9nz Havard Daniels, 5. 5d Dave Dykstra, 6. 71s Shawn Sliter, 7. 67 Chris Durand, 8. 21j John Burbridge, Jr., DNF. 00 Dane Lorenc. No Time

———————————————————– DIRTcar 358 MODIFIEDS (17 entries)

A-FEATURE (30 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 6 Mat Williamson (3) 2. 3 Chad Brachmann (4) 3. 71 Mike Bowman (1) 4. 08 Mark D'Ilario (12) 5. 21k Randy Chrysler (14) 6. 12 Chad Chevalier (5) 7. 777 Tyler McPherson (10) 8. 108 Bill Bleich, Sr. (9) 9. 28 Todd Gordon (7) 10. 88 Shayne Pierce (16) 11. 71w Austin Wood (13) 12. 96 Fred Carlton (17) 13. 19j Brett Clarke (11) DNF. 74 Tommy Flannigan (8) DNF. 42 Pete Bicknell (2) DNF. 25 Erick Rudolph (6) DNF. 15aw April Wilson (15) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders - Mike Bowman (1-2), Mat Williamson (3-30)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 12 Chad Chevalier (Port Colborne), 2. 42 Pete Bicknell (St. Catharines), 3. 25 Erick Rudolph (Ransomville, NY), 4. 28 Todd Gordon (St. Catharines), 5. 108 Bill Bleich, Sr. (Port Robinson), 6. 19j Brett Clarke (Corinella, VIC), 7. 71w Austin Wood (Thorold), 8. 15aw April Wilson (Joyceville). Time - 2:20.866

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 6 Mat Williamson (St. Catharines), 2. 3 Chad Brachmann (Sanborn, NY), 3. 71 Mike Bowman (St. Catharines), 4. 74 Tommy Flannigan (St. Catharines), 5. 777 Tyler McPherson (St. Catharines), 6. 08 Mark D'Ilario (Smithville), 7. 21k Randy Chrysler (Tuscarora, NY), 8. 88 Shayne Pierce (Welland), 9. 96 Fred Carlton (St. Catharines). Time - 2:17.575

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

A-FEATURE (20 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 68 Aaron Turkey (11) 2. 12 Brad Herron (1) 3. 1-10 Jake Brown (6) 4. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (12) 5. 47x Dylan Westbrook (9) 6. 6L Paul Lang (2) 7. 38 Tyler Hendricks (5) 8. 18 Josh Shantz (4) 9. 18x Davey Boughton (7) DNF. 43k Kyle Durnin (10) 11. 55 Mike Thorne (3) 12. 4 Greg Smulders (13) DNF. 00 Mark Czuba (8) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders - Paul Lang (1), Herron (2-8, 14-19), Brown (9-13), Aaron Turkey (20)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 12 Brad Herron (Waterford), 2. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 3. 38 Tyler Hendricks (Pain Court), 4. 18 Josh Shantz (St. Agatha), 5. 1-10 Jake Brown (Brantford), 6. 6L Paul Lang (Port Colborne), 7. 18x Davey Boughton (Carlisle). Time - 1:34.678

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 43k Kyle Durnin (Cambridge), 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (Oakland), 3. 00 Mark Czuba (Burlington), 4. 68 Aaron Turkey (Ohsweken), 5. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (Stouffville), 6. 4 Greg Smulders (Dorchester). Time - 1:36.814

 

 

Buhler, Goeden, Rivest and Lee Win at PDTR

By: Amy Juech 7-26-2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Double X Speedway California, MO July 27, 2014

 By Dean Reichel

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

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

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

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

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

Results 7/27/2014--

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

Bubak Scorches URSS Field in Hugoton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feature Results:

1 Jake Bubak

2 Kaden Taylor

3 Zac Taylor

4 Keefe Hemel

5 Cody Caldwell

6 Brian Herbert

7 Luke Cranston

8 Steven Richardson

9 Koby Walters

10 Zach Blurton

11 Jordan Randles

12 Jed Werner

13 Tron Stegman

14 Brandon Sprott

15 Rick Salem DNF

16Gavin Stout DNF

17 Jeremy Huish DNF

 

 

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

 

 

 

Hall roars to “Dozier Classic” victory

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gates open at 5 with racing at 7.

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

 

 

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

Brian Lawson’s Long Road to Bridge Win

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

 

BICKETT WINS COFFEE CUP FUEL STOPS SPECIAL

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

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

 

 

PARTIN CAPTURES 2nd WIN OF SEASON

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

 

 

Jared Kern Outguns URSS Field in Dodge City

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lap Leaders: Jared Kern 1-2

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Canyon Speedway Park

Third Annual Summer Slam

July 26, 2014 Results:

USAC Southwest Sprint Cars:

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

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

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

IMCA Modifieds:

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

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

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

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

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

Micro Sprints:

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Tatnell Stays Perfect

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Buy-In Provisionals: S. Just, Lorenc.

Did Not Qualify: Dusett, Kuhn, Muench.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Burks Wins at Midway

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

7/26/14

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Engine Pro Lucky Dog: Doug Zimmerman

 

 

Hall of Fame Night Celebrated At Jackson Speedway

By Dan Voigt, Media Relations Jackson Speedway

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Tony Anderson captures Fricke Memorial Thunderstock Select

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Limaland Motorsports Park - 7/25/2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Atomic Blast Night One to Duncan

Oliver AMRA Best

Boyd Boss in SS, Fields Flies in Sport Mods

By Scott Wolfe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday's Itinerary; July 26

Late Model Payout for Saturday Night, July 26!

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

TIM HATTLE TRUCKING $500 FAST DASH FOR CASH!

BOBST AUTO PARTS $300 FAST TIME AWARD!

DIRT ON DIRT $300 HARD CHARGER AWARD!

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

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

Fireworks!

ALONG WITH STREET STOCKS, SPORT MODS & ENDUROS!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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

August 9-Fair/No Racing

August 16-Fair/No Racing

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

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

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

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

THE SUMMARY: July 25, 2014

PINE TREE TOWING AND RECOVERY 410 Sprints (24)

Fast Time: Cole Duncan 11:505

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

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

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

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

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

ADVANCE SERVICES H & C AMRA MODIFIEDS (25)

Fast Time: Kenny Johnson 15:030 New Track Record

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

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

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

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

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

Racer's Edge Street Stocks (10)

Fast Time: Jamie Adams 16:097 New Track Record

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

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

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

C & M Racing Sport Mods(12)

Fast Time: Mitchell Fields 16:659 New Track Record

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

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

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

 

 

Kern Captures URSS Honors at Dodge City!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dodge City Raceway Park – July 25 Results

First Responder Night:

URSS Sprint Cars:

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

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

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

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

Lap Leaders: Jared Kern 1-25.

IMCA Modifieds:

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

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

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

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

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

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

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

IMCA Stock Cars:

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

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

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

 

 

Late Race Heroics Pay Off for Solwold

7/25/14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

By T.J. Buffenbarger

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lap Leaders: Ruhl 1-25

 

 

FAST titles up for grabs after exciting night at Attica

Friday, July 25, 2014

Contact: Brian Liskai – liskai2x@roadrunner.com

By Brian Liskai

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Attica Raceway Park - 7/25/2014

Ohio Logistics Night

O'Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints (24 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A-Main - (30 Laps)

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

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

Summit Racing Equipment Late Models (24 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A-Main - (25 Laps)

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

Hard Charger: 36-Matt Irey[+9]

Foster Auto Body 305 Sprints (28 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A-Main - (25 Laps)

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

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

Fremont Fence Co. Dirt Trucks (15 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

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

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

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

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

A-Main - (15 Laps)

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

Hard Charger: 7-Dana Frey[+7]

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Looking Ahead:

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scoring in second at the line, was Schatz.

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

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

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

Fourth place went to David Gravel.

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

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

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

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

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

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

HEATS:

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

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

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

 

 

 

Bob Ekins Memorial to McIver

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Enthusiastic Winners at PDTR

By: Amy Juech 7-19-2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Heat Races:

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

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

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

 

 

Double X Speedway California, MO July 20, 2014

 by: Dean Reichel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

BADGER MIDGET SERIES

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

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

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

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

 

 

LUTZ CONTINUES STEADY RUN

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

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

 

 

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

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

Provided as News and Info for Tri-State Speedway.

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

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CARS: (36 Entries)

Top Qualifier -Jon Stanbrough at 13.203 seconds

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

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

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

 

 

Westfall Scores First Career BOSS win at WRP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bonus Award Winners:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

JO JO HELBERG SCORES THIRD VICTORY AT M-40 SPEEDWAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HEAT RACES:

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

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

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

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

 

 

Steve Poirier Superb in Patriot Sprint Tour Canada Event at Brockville

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

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

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

Lap Leaders- Poirier 1-25.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Chappell Scores WAR Win at Springfield

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

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

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

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

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

A Main- 25 laps

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

 

 

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

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Contact: Brian Liskai – liskai2x@roadrunner.com

By Brian Liskai

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

Fremont Speedway - 7/19/2014

Ohio Logistics Night

Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints (31 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Fricker’s Restaurant/Callie’s Performance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A-Main - (30 Laps)

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

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

Fremont Federal Credit Untion 305 Sprints (22 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

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

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

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

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

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

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

A-Main - (25 Laps)

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

Hard Charger: 6-Dustin Dinan[+11]

AAA Auto Club Dirt Trucks (24 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A-Main - (20 Laps)

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

Hard Charger: O1-Art Ball[+10]

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

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

July 19, 2014

RACE RESULTS

4th Annual Dick Spencer Memorial

Buckeye Machine BOSS Non Wing Sprints (53 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

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

1. 5J-Joss Moffatt[3]

2. 4-Michael Fischesser[1]

3. 24-Landon Simon[9]

4. 6-Cody Gardner[4]

5. 63D-Jim Dues[2]

6. 10S-Roger Shammo[7]

7. 31W-chuck wilson[6]

8. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[5]

9. 14W-Chad Wilson[8]

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

1. 6RR-Joe Liguori[4]

2. 54-Matt Westfall[8]

3. 3-Joe Butera[1]

4. 14C-Andy Conley[6]

5. 17-Kevin Myers[7]

6. 19-Jimmy Snead[2]

7. 53-Steve Little[3]

8. 14-Cooper Clouse[5]

9. 3J-John Beaber[9]

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

1. 41-Thomas Meseraull[6]

2. 23S-Kyle Simon[4]

3. 82-Mike Miller[3]

4. 71-Stratton Briggs[1]

5. 32-Garrett Abrams[8]

6. 43G-Rob Guy[9]

7. 24L-Lee Underwood[2]

8. 3T-Tony Beaber[5]

9. 57B-Brandon Spithaler[7]

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

1. 77-Dustin Smith[1]

2. 18-Todd Keen[6]

3. M2M-Beau Stewart[9]

4. 58-Jamie Fredrickson[4]

5. 22S-Dallas Hewitt[2]

6. 91X-Aaron Middaugh[7]

7. 5S-Mark Silva[8]

8. 320-George Willard[3]

9. 25B-Mark Blausey[5]

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

1. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[5]

2. 12-Kody Swanson[2]

3. 2B-Mike Dunlap[6]

4. 42-Conner Donelson[7]

5. 32M-Derek Hastings[3]

6. 63-Huston Hewitt[4]

7. 97-Andy Fike[8]

8. 69R-Brian Gross[9]

9. 2M-Logan Hupp[1]

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

1. 31R-Tom Rhodes[1]

2. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[5]

3. 9N-Luke Hall[4]

4. 5M-bob McMillin[2]

5. 9-Dave Disinger[3]

6. 24M-Adam Miller[7]

7. 83-Adam Cruea[8]

8. 12B-Don Ryder[6]

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

1. 6-Cody Gardner[1]

2. 58-Jamie Fredrickson[2]

3. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[9]

4. 10S-Roger Shammo[5]

5. 14W-Chad Wilson[11]

6. 63D-Jim Dues[3]

7. 31W-chuck wilson[7]

8. 91X-Aaron Middaugh[4]

9. 5S-Mark Silva[6]

10. 320-George Willard[8]

11. 25B-Mark Blausey[10]

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

1. 42-Conner Donelson[2]

2. 2M-Logan Hupp[12]

3. 14-Cooper Clouse[9]

4. 14C-Andy Conley[1]

5. 32M-Derek Hastings[4]

6. 19-Jimmy Snead[5]

7. 17-Kevin Myers[3]

8. 97-Andy Fike[8]

9. 69R-Brian Gross[10]

10. 53-Steve Little[7]

11. 63-Huston Hewitt[6]

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

1. 71-Stratton Briggs[1]

2. 32-Garrett Abrams[3]

3. 5M-bob McMillin[2]

4. 83-Adam Cruea[8]

5. 57B-Brandon Spithaler[10]

6. 43G-Rob Guy[5]

7. 9-Dave Disinger[4]

8. 12B-Don Ryder[9]

9. 24M-Adam Miller[6]

A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. 54-Matt Westfall[7]

2. 23S-Kyle Simon[1]

3. 5J-Joss Moffatt[4]

4. 6RR-Joe Liguori[6]

5. 12-Kody Swanson[9]

6. 77-Dustin Smith[12]

7. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[8]

8. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[3]

9. 6-Cody Gardner[19]

10. 4-Michael Fischesser[5]

11. 2B-Mike Dunlap[17]

12. 31R-Tom Rhodes[2]

13. 9N-Luke Hall[18]

14. 3-Joe Butera[14]

15. 42-Conner Donelson[20]

16. 32-Garrett Abrams[24]

17. 82-Mike Miller[15]

18. 71-Stratton Briggs[21]

19. 58-Jamie Fredrickson[22]

20. 18-Todd Keen[10]

21. 24-Landon Simon[13]

22. M2M-Beau Stewart[16]

23. 41-Thomas Meseraull[11]

24. 2M-Logan Hupp[23]

Hard Charger: 6-Cody Gardner[+10]

 

 

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

by Tommy Goudge (July 18, 2014) - 132 drivers signed in to race on Gale's Auto Aftermarket "Brock Leonard Memorial" night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday night. Mitch Brown, Aaron Turkey, Lee Winger, Jason Coutu, and Dusty DeBoer visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT - FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA GALE'S AUTO AFTERMARKET "BROCK LEONARD MEMORIAL" NIGHT TOTAL ENTRIES - 132

———————————————————– CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS (22 entries)

Jeremy Hughes and Shane Ross started on the front row for the 20 lap 360 Sprint Car feature, but the race was quickly halted when Dave Dykstra went for a rough ride in turn 1. Ross took the lead early after the restart, while Mitch Brown moved into 2nd to set the stage for a race-long fight for the win. Ross opened a lead over Brown, with Keith Dempster holding 3rd. Jim Huppunen and Paige Polyak both moved past Dempster just after the halfway mark and began a spirited joust for the 3rd spot, while Brown started to cut into the lead Ross had built. Brown was within a car length of Ross several times in traffic before a yellow flag came out when Todd Hoddick's right rear tire exploded on lap 15.

Ross restarted with the lapped car of Adam West between himself and Mitch Brown, but Brown was quickly able to get by West and go after Ross. A move to the middle groove paid off for Brown, as he was able to get around Ross exiting turn 2 on lap 18 and go on to an emotional win. Friday's race was the first for the Browns since losing family patriarch and local racing icon Harold Brown to cancer on July 13. Ross settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Huppunen, Polyak, and Jeremy Hughes with a career-best 5th place.

A-FEATURE (20 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 10 Mitch Brown (4) 2. 3r Shane Ross (2) 3. 14h Jim Huppunen (8) 4. 77 Paige Polyak (7) 5. 10j Jeremy Hughes (1) 6. 0 Glenn Styres (5) 7. 5 Keith Dempster (3) 8. 80 Chris Steele (12) 9. 52 Jesse Costa (18) 10. 33k Kyle Patrick (9) 11. 00 Dane Lorenc (16) 12. 9nz Havard Daniels (11) 13. 19 Cory Turner (15) 14. 94 Stan Zanchin (13) 15. 49 Todd Hoddick (10) 16. 6 Curtis Gartly (17) 17. 30 Adam West (20) 18. 71s Shawn Sliter (14) 19. 11 Jamie Turner (19) DNF. 5d Dave Dykstra (6) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders - Shane Ross (1-18), Mitch Brown (19-20)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland), 2. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), 3. 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 4. 80 Chris Steele (St. Catharines), 5. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre), 6. 00 Dane Lorenc (Lancaster, NY), 7. 52 Jesse Costa (St. Thomas), 8. 30 Adam West (Ridgetown). Time - 1:58.149

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 77 Paige Polyak (Tiffin, OH), 2. 10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington), 3. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 4. 94 Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie), 5. 9nz Havard Daniels (Coatesville, NZ), 6. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre), DNS. 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown). No Time

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 2. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 3. 3r Shane Ross (Thedford), 4. 33k Kyle Patrick (Tilbury), 5. 71s Shawn Sliter (Port Colborne), 6. 6 Curtis Gartly (Thamesford), 7. 15 Mike Ferrell (London). Time - 2:03.831

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE "TOP GUN" AWARD (heat race passing points high score): 77 Paige Polyak ($150) (Top 10 in heat race passing points redrew for A-Feature starting positions)

B-MAIN (10 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 00 Dane Lorenc, 2. 6 Curtis Gartly, 3. 52 Jesse Costa, 4. 11 Jamie Turner, 5. 30 Adam West, 6. 5c Conor Mahoney, 7. 15 Mike Ferrell. Time - 2:35.494

———————————————————– STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (13 entries)

Tyler Hendricks led the first 5 laps of the Crate Sprint Car feature before Aaron Turkey blasted around the outside groove to take the lead and go on to his 4th feature win of the season. Turkey did have to keep the field behind him during several late race restarts, which benefited Ryan Hunsinger, as the championship points leader vaulted from 5th to 2nd over the last 2 laps of the race. Josh Shantz finished 3rd, followed by Paul Lang, and Jake Brown.

A-FEATURE (15 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 68 Aaron Turkey (10) 2. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (11) 3. 18 Josh Shantz (4) 4. 6L Paul Lang (2) 5. 1-10 Jake Brown (6) 6. 38 Tyler Hendricks (1) 7. 0 Robbie General (9) 8. 12 Brad Herron (7) 9. 43k Kyle Durnin (8) 10. 55 Mike Thorne (5) 11. 47x Ed Green (12) 12. 18x Davey Boughton (13) 13. 00 Mark Czuba (3) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders - Tyler Hendricks (1-5), Aaron Turkey (6-15)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 38 Tyler Hendricks (Pain Court), 2. 00 Mark Czuba (Burlington), 3. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 4. 6L Paul Lang (Port Colborne), 5. 1-10 Jake Brown (Brantford), 6. 12 Brad Herron (Waterford), 7. 18 Josh Shantz (St. Agatha). Time - 1:38.224

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (Stouffville), 2. 43k Kyle Durnin (Cambridge), 3. 68 Aaron Turkey (Ohsweken), 4. 0 Robbie General (Hagersville), 5. 47x Ed Green (), 6. 18x Davey Boughton (Carlisle). Time - 1:34.567

———————————————————– AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS (44 entries)

A huge field of 44 Thunder Stocks signed in to go after the prestigious win in the Brock Leonard Memorial 50, and an $1,800 payday thanks to Gale's Auto Aftermarket. Time trials, heat races, and the B-Main whittled the starting field to 28 for the 50 lap A-Feature. Dave Bailey, Wyatt Van Wart, and Lee Winger eventually became the three main contenders for the win. Bailey and Van Wart raced wheel-to-wheel for the lead during the middle portion of the race until Winger took command with 12 laps left.

Winger's car began to emit smoke around the same time as he took the lead, but he and his car survived a tangle with a lapped car and several restarts late in the race to take the win. Bailey was not as fortunate, and fell out of the race with transmission problems just 3 laps from the end. Van Wart settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Dave Silverthorn, Jr., Chris Dickie, and 26th starter Jack Myers.

*At press time, A-Feature results are still unofficial, pending further technical inspection.

A-FEATURE* (50 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 2 Lee Winger (10) 2. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (4) 3. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (8) 4. 1 Chris Dickie (11) 5. 33 Jack Myers (26) 6. 84rk Ryan Beagle (15) 7. 711 Paul Reichel (7) 8. 85b Ryan Dinning (25) 9. 23 Trevor DeBoer (1) 10. 11r Bryce Richardson (3) DNF. 05 Pete Reid (9) 12. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr. (20) 13. 911 Jamie Hycza (19) 14. 13x Craig White (23) DNF.49 Dave Bailey (5) DNF. b23 Dave Bitner, Jr. (6) 17. 48 Mike Graham (18) DNF. 85h Tyler Anderson (27) DNF. 93 Melissa Miller (28) 20. 7x Chase Hess (16) 21. 88 Jesse McDonald (24) 22. 28 Jim Lampman (13) 23. 71 Frank Turkey, Jr. (22) DNF. 4c Chris Crawford (21) DNF. 24 Blake Bomberry, Jr. (2) DNF. 38c John Cote (17) DNF. 00 James Thompson (12) DNF. 81 Karl Sault (14) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders - Bryce Richardson (1), Dave Bailey (2-7, 30-33), Wyatt Van Wart (8-29, 34-37), Lee Winger (38-50)

*A-Feature results are unofficial, pending further technical inspection.

GROUP TIME TRIAL SESSION #1 (2 laps) Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank) 1. 1 Chris Dickie (Brantford) 20.032 (3), 2. 28 Jim Lampman (Caistor Centre) 20.121 (6), 3. 00 James Thompson (St. Catharines) 20.148 (7), 4. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (Cambridge) 20.150 (8), 5. 4c Chris Crawford (Welland) 20.426 (10), 6. 38c John Cote (Hamilton) 20.886 (20), 7. 8 Dale Gyokery (Jarvis) 20.930 (23), 8. 14 Jonny Lowenberg (Caledonia) 21.030 (28), 9. 33 Jack Myers (Wainfleet) 21.130 (30), 10. 57 Murray Nicholls (Hamilton) 21.313 (33), 11. 85h Tyler Anderson (St. Catharines) 21.671 (38).

GROUP TIME TRIAL SESSION #2 (2 laps) Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank) 1. 05 Pete Reid (Niagara Falls) 20.045 (4), 2. 2 Lee Winger (Mount Hope) 20.114 (5), 3. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas) 20.619 (16), 4. 23 Trevor DeBoer (Hagersville) 20.897 (21), 5. 777x Steve Hess (Ohsweken) 20.954 (24), 6. 48 Mike Graham (Caledonia) 21.231 (31), 7. 71 Frank Turkey, Jr. (Ohsweken) 21.438 (34), 8. 38 Terry Martin (Ohsweken) 21.753 (39), 9. 66 Brady Longboat (Ohsweken) 22.347 (41), 10. 117 Don Wilson (Cayuga) 23.437 (43), 11. 93 Melissa Miller (Ohsweken) No Time (44).

GROUP TIME TRIAL SESSION #3 (2 laps) Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank) 1. 32 Mark Fawcett (Canfield) 19.946 (1) NEW TRACK RECORD, 2. 49 Dave Bailey (Hagersville) 19.967 (2), 3. 84rk Ryan Beagle (Vittoria) 20.568 (13), 4. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (London) 20.600 (14), 5. b23 Dave Bitner, Jr. (Hannon) 20.612 (15), 6. 119 Shaun Quinn (Caledonia) 20.958 (25), 7. 13x Craig White (Ohsweken) 21.520 (35), 8. 911 Jamie Hycza (Brantford) 21.559 (36), 9. 40 Derek Liverance (Brantford) 21.604 (37), 10. 55 Laura Hughes (Flamborough) 22.271 (40), 11. 53 Logan Shwedyk (Jerseyville), 22.394 (42).

GROUP TIME TRIAL SESSION #4 (2 laps) Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank) 1. 11r Bryce Richardson (Port Colborne) 20.381 (9), 2. 711 Paul Reichel (Ridgeway) 20.497 (11), 3. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr. (Port Robinson) 20.526 (12), 4. 24 Blake Bomberry, Jr. (Hagersville) 20.642 (17), 5. 85b Ryan Dinning (Caledonia) 20.653 (18), 6. 7x Chase Hess (Ohsweken) 20.655 (19), 7. 77d Rob Disher (Grimsby) 20.901 (22), 8. 13 Kacey Huffman (Brantford) 20.997 (26), 9. 88 Jesse McDonald (Caledonia) 21.024 (27), 10. 8c Roy Crawford () 21.091 (29), 11. 52 Tony Fraser (Guelph) 21.311 (32).

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature, Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 00 James Thompson, 2. 1 Chris Dickie, 3. 04 Wyatt Van Wart, 4. 28 Jim Lampman, 5. 38c John Cote, 6. 4c Chris Crawford, 7. 8 Dale Gyokery, 8. 85h Tyler Anderson, 9. 33 Jack Myers, 10. 57 Murray Nicholls, DNF. 14 Jonny Lowenberg. Time - 2:42.411

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature, Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 2 Lee Winger, 2. 05 Pete Reid, 3. 23 Trevor DeBoer, 4. 81 Karl Sault, 5. 48 Mike Graham, 6. 71 Frank Turkey, Jr., 7. 93 Melissa Miller, 8. 38 Terry Martin, 9. 66 Brady Longboat, DNF. 117 Don Wilson, DNF. 777x Steve Hess. Time - 2:40.746

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature, Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 49 Dave Bailey, 2. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr., 3. b23 Dave Bitner, Jr., 4. 84rk Ryan Beagle, 5. 911 Jamie Hycza, 6. 13x Craig White, 7. 40 Derek Liverance, 8. 55 Laura Hughes, 9. 53 Logan Shwedyk, DNF. 119 Shaun Quinn, DQ. 32 Mark Fawcett. Time - 2:43.575

HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature, Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 711 Paul Reichel, 2. 24 Blake Bomberry, Jr., 3. 11r Bryce Richardson, 4. 7x Chase Hess, 5. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr., 6. 88 Jesse McDonald, 7. 85b Ryan Dinning, 8. 8c Roy Crawford, 9. 13 Kacey Huffman, DNF. 77d Rob Disher, DNF. 52 Tony Fraser. Time - 2:46.000

B-MAIN (10 laps - Top 4 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 85b Ryan Dinning, 2. 33 Jack Myers, 3. 85h Tyler Anderson, 4. 93 Melissa Miller, 5. 777x Steve Hess, 6. 77d Rob Disher, 7. 8 Dale Gyokery, 8. 32 Mark Fawcett, 9. 119 Shaun Quinn, 10. 66 Brady Longboat, 11. 8c Roy Crawford, 12. 13 Kacey Huffman, 13. 55 Laura Hughes, 14. 38 Terry Martin, 15. 52 Tony Fraser, 16. 53 Logan Shwedyk, DNF. 57 Murray Nicholls, DNF. 40 Derek Liverance, DNF. 117 Don Wilson, DNS. 14 Jonny Lowenberg. Time - 3:28.572

———————————————————– HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (34 entries)

The Mini Stock drivers were greeted with a slippery track at the start of their 15 lap feature, resulting in carnage early in the race. Things eventually settled down, and Jason Coutu got to the front and held off Mark Bazuin and Kathi Dickie to get the win. Bazuin settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Dickie, Robin Elliott, and Lee Hils.

A-FEATURE (15 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 4 Jason Coutu (19) 2. 21x Mark Bazuin (17) 3. 1 Kathi Dickie (13) 4. 99 Robin Elliott (12) 5. 811 Lee Hils (16) 6. 66 Brandon Janssens (11) 7. 81 Alex Schuts (14) 8. 43x Brian Watson (9) 9. 1x Rob Goulding (22) 10. 114 Kyle Rothwell (20) 11. 96t Tyler Lafantaisie (18) 12. 55 Rob Slater (10) 13. 2 Matt Nuell (8) 14. 69e Dan Erskine (7) 15. 90 Chad Smelser (4) 16. 96 Brian Crosgrove (21) 17. 05 Dave Goodacre (23) 18. 79 Steve Miller (5) 19. 17 Mike Taylor (2) 20. 29 Lucas Lubin (24) 21. 12 Chantelle Hyatt (1) 22. 84 Jade Pelletier (3) DNF. 7 Jason Lungaro (15) DNF. 93 Chris Ryckman (6)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 17 Mike Taylor (Hamilton), 2. 79 Steve Miller (Paris), 3. 90 Chad Smelser (Dunnville), 4. 12 Chantelle Hyatt (Hamilton), 5. 84 Jade Pelletier (Wellandport), DNF. 96 Brian Crosgrove (Hamilton), DNF. 11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia), DNF. 69 Rob Twitchett (Dundas).

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 43x Brian Watson (Lynden), 2. 93 Chris Ryckman (Brantford), 3. 2 Matt Nuell (Hamilton), 4. 55 Rob Slater (Dundas), 5. 69e Dan Erskine (Caistor Centre), 6. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (Dundas), 7. 9 Arnie DeBoer (Hagersville), DNF. 29 Lucas Lubin (Hamilton).

HEAT RACE #3 (6 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 66 Brandon Janssens (Woodstock), 2. 99 Robin Elliott (Woodstock), 3. 1 Kathi Dickie (Brantford), 4. 81 Alex Schuts (Oakland), 5. 7 Jason Lungaro (Hamilton), 6. 05 Dave Goodacre (Brantford), 7. 22 Brittani Myers (Hamilton), 8. 76 Jamie Goudge (London).

HEAT RACE #4 (6 laps - Top 4 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 4 Jason Coutu (St. Catharines), 2. 21x Mark Bazuin (Caledonia), 3. 96t Tyler Lafantaisie (Welland), 4. 114 Kyle Rothwell (Welland), 5. 811 Lee Hils (Dundas), 6. 2 Rick Schwartzenburg (), 7. 66x Jon Janssens (Woodstock), 8. 43 Kyle Nuell (Mount Hope), DNF. 14 Shane Dixon (Cambridge), DNS. 1x Rob Goulding (Port Colborne).

B-MAIN (6 laps - Top 4 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 96 Brian Crosgrove, 2. 1x Rob Goulding, 3. 05 Dave Goodacre, 4. 29 Lucas Lubin, 5. 11 Mike Giberson, 6. 21 Jonathan Ayrton, 7. 22 Brittani Myers, 8. 14 Shane Dixon, 9. 9 Arnie DeBoer, 10. 76 Jamie Goudge, 11. 43 Kyle Nuell, DNF. 2 Rick Schwartzenburg, DNF. 69 Rob Twitchett, DNS. 66x Jon Janssens.

——————————————————— GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS (19 entries)

Upstart Patrick Abrahamsson led much of the Bomber race until defending division champ Dusty DeBoer got by late in the 12 lap feature and held off Abrahamsson for the win. Abrahamsson settled for the runner-up spot, while Joe DeBoer took the third spot, followed by Gerald Burnham, and Clinton Nicholls, who came from the B-Main after a rough ride in his heat race.

A-FEATURE (12 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 23 Dusty DeBoer (11) 2. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson (4) 3. 42 Joe DeBoer (9) 4. 14 Gerald Burnham (5) 5. 43c Clinton Nicholls (13) 6. 188 Paul Longboat (6) 7. 26 Ashton Reekie (7) 8. 32 Gillian Hils (3) 9. 2 Tim Nuell (14) 10. 37 Jake Maas (15) 11. 155 Dustin Longboat (10) 12. 94 Lucas Smith (16) DNF. 1210 Derek Dwyer (2) DNF. 03d Dakota Potts (1) DNF. 97 Max Chechalk (12) DNS. a1 Spencer General-Thomas (8)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 32 Gillian Hils (Dundas), 2. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson (Dundas), 3. 1210 Derek Dwyer (Binbrook), 4. 14 Gerald Burnham (), 5. 188 Paul Longboat (Ohsweken), 6. 03d Dakota Potts (Simcoe), 7. 2 Tim Nuell (Hagersville), 8. 99 Amy Fitzsimmons (Woodstock), DNF. 43c Clinton Nicholls (Hamilton).

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. a1 Spencer General-Thomas (), 2. 26 Ashton Reekie (Hamilton), 3. 97 Max Chechalk (Dunnville), 4. 155 Dustin Longboat (Ohsweken), 5. 42 Joe DeBoer (Hagersville), 6. 23 Dusty DeBoer (Hagersville), 7. 37 Jake Maas (Cambridge), 8. 909 Jess Sky (), DNF. 22 Brooke Nelson (Hamilton), DNS. 94 Lucas Smith (Ohsweken).

B-MAIN (6 laps - Top 4 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 43c Clinton Nicholls, 2. 2 Tim Nuell, 3. 37 Jake Maas, 4. 94 Lucas Smith, 5. 22 Brooke Nelson, 6. 99 Amy Fitzsimmons, DNF. 909 Jess Sky.

———————————————————– UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY McDonald’s Restaurants of Brantford & Paris present "Christmas in July" and Autograph Night on Friday, July 25, featuring Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, & Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Adult General Admission is $12, while Senior & Student General Admission is $10, and Kids (age 12 & under) General Admission is FREE! Spectator gates open @ 6:00p.m. on Friday, , with racing starting @ 7:30p.m. Donate a toy to the "Christmas in July" toy drive to receive half price admission!

TICKETS PLEASE! Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals on Monday, July 28, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown on Tuesday, July 29, and the 10th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 12, and Saturday, September 13. Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com

THURSDAY NIGHT MICRO SPRINT RACING AT OHSWEKEN Thursday Night Micro Sprint Racing takes place on the Warm Up Track in the Ohsweken Speedway pit area each week from July 3rd to September 13th, and spectator admission is just $5! Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

 

 

Rob Chaney earns F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series Night #13 Victory at Fremont Speedway

By Tyler Altmeyer: F.A.S.T. Public Relations/altmeyer119@gmail.com/(724)-954-4915

F.A.S.T. Promoter: Rich Farmer - (419) 307 - 4241 / www.fastondirt.com

Fremont, OH (July 19th, 2014) - Despite overnight rains and a lengthy delay due to sloppy track conditions, Night #13 of the 2014 F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series schedule was completed as scheduled. Thirty-one (31) Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service ‘410’ sprint cars signed in for action at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio on Saturday, July 19th; including most recent series winner, Craig Mintz.

Rob Chaney kicked off the evening’s program by setting the fastest time of the night during F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series qualifying; recording an official time of 12.668 seconds around the Fremont Speedway oval. Caleb Griffith, Chad Kemenah, Christopher Bell and Bryan Sebetto rounded out the top-five fastest qualifiers. Four (4) F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series heat races were conducted; transferring the top four (4) finishers to the evening’s 30-lap/$2,500-to-win main event. Cap Henry, Duane Zablocki, Brian Lay and Cale Thomas each earned victories during their respective heat races.

Todd Heller, who finished third during his respective heat race and recorded the sixth fastest time during qualifying time trials, earned the evening’s F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series dash victory; granting him the pole position in the 30-lap/$2,500-to-win Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service main event.

After not transferring through heat race competition, Christopher Bell got his second chance and earned a starting position in the 30-lap main event by way of B-main. Bell would earn the consolation B-main victory; Brad Bowman, Stuart Williams and Broc Martin would also transfer to the ‘A’ via consolation B-main. Caleb Griffith, who was scheduled to start on the pole of the B-main, would get upside-down during the initial start; he would fail to finish. Griffith was third in the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series standings entering tonight’s program.

When it was all said and done, it was Rob Chaney who picked up the Night #13 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service main event win worth $2,500. Chaney survived multiple cautions and three (3) red flags to claim his first F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series victory of the 2014 season. Chad Kemenah would rally to second; followed by Cap Henry. Cole Duncan and Todd Heller rounded out the top-five finishers. Brian Lay, who started the 30-lap feature event from the nineteenth position, rallied ten (10) spots to finish ninth; resulting in being awarded the ‘hard charger.’

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Full Results: Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service – Night #13 - July 19th, 2014

Qualifying Results:

1. 9X - Rob Chaney - 12.668 2. 40DD - Caleb Griffith - 12.705 3. 63 - Chad Kemenah - 12.709 4. 53C - Christopher Bell - 12.834 5. 97 - Bryan Sebetto - 12.941 6. 14H - Todd Heller - 12.955 7. 55 - Brad Bowman - 12.982 8. 16 - Chris Andrews - 13.034 9. 09 - Craig Mintz - 13.054 10. 5T - Travis Philo - 13.077 11. 46AU - Stuart Williams - 13.098 12. 2+ - Brian Smith - 13.113 13. 83M - Broc Martin - 13.129 14. 40I - Mark Imler - 13.161 15. 3G - James McFadden - 13.197 16. 9 - Dean Jacobs - 13.205 17. 53 - Cap Henry - 13.335 18. 22 - Cole Duncan - 13.357 19. 5R - Byron Reed - 13.373 20. 91 - Cale Thomas - 13.422 21. 9Z - Duane Zablocki - 13.471 22. 11F - DJ Foos - 13.508 23. 45L - Brian Lay - 13.898 24. 25AU - Jack Lee - 13.909 25. 17 - Scott Euler - 14.001 26. 96AU - Bruce White - 14.007 27. 39M - Matt Merrill - 14.072 28. 07X - Dain Naida - 14.308 29. 60 - Jody Keegan - 14.490 30. 50B - Mike Burns - 14.607 31. 35 - Stuart Brubaker - 19.100

Heat 1 Results:(Top 4 Transfer) 1. Cap Henry 2. Duane Zablocki 3. Bryan Sebetto 4. Rob Chaney 5. Craig Mintz 6. Jody Keegan 7. Broc Martin 8. Scott Euler

Heat 2 Results: (Top 4 Transfer)

1. DJ Foos 2. Cole Duncan 3. Todd Heller 4. Travis Philo 5. Caleb Griffith 6. Mark Imler 7. Bruce White 8. Mike Burns

Heat 3 Results:(Top 4 Transfer) 1. Brian Lay 2. Byron Reed 3. James McFadden 4. Chad Kemenah 5. Stuart Williams 6. Brad Bowman 7. Matt Merrill 8. Stuart Brubaker

Heat 4 Results:(Top 4 Transfer) 1. Cale Thomas 2. Jack Lee 3. Brian Smith 4. Chris Andrews 5. Christopher Bell 6. Dean Jacobs 7. Dain Naida

Dash Results:(Finishing Order = Top Six A-Main Starting Positions) 1.Todd Heller 2. Rob Chaney 3. Chad Kemenah 4. Travis Philo 5. Chris Andrews 6. Bryan Sebetto

B-Main Results:(Top 4 Transfer) 1.Christopher Bell 2. Brad Bowman 3. Stuart Williams 4. Broc Martin 5. Dean Jacobs 6. Jody Keegan 7. Scott Euler 8. Bruce White 9. Matt Merrill 10. Dain Naida 11. Mark Imler 12. Mike Burns 13. Caleb Griffith (DNF) 14. Craig Mintz (DNS) 15. Stuart Brubaker (DNS)

A-Main Results: (30 Laps)

1.($2,500) Rob Chaney 2. Chad Kemenah 3. Cap Henry 4. Cole Duncan 5. Todd Heller 6. Brian Smith 7. Stuart Williams 8. Byron Reed 9. Brian Lay 10. DJ Foos 11. Jack Lee 12. Chris Andrews DNF 13. Christopher Bell DNF 14. Cale Thomas DNF 15. James McFadden DNF 16. Bryan Sebetto DNF 17. Travis Philo DNF 18. Broc Martin DNF 19. Duane Zablocki DNF 20. Brad Bowman DNF

Brian Lay - Hard Charger (+10)

History Note: Craig Mintz earned his second Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service main event win of the 2014 season last night, Friday, July 18th, at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio; during Night #12 of the 2014 F.A.S.T. schedule. Craig Mintz would hold off Christopher Bell and Travis Philo for the $3,000 victory. Chris Andrews continues to lead the $10,000-to-win F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series point standings entering Night #13 competition at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio on Saturday, July 19th.

Looking Ahead:

The 2014 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service will be back in action next Friday and Saturday, July 25th & 26th; once again making appearances at the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. The JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro will also be on the July 25th/26th card.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2014 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title point fund:

Kistler Racing Products, KS Sales & Service, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, JD Automotive, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Synder’s Floor Covering, Goofy Golf, Scott’s Lawn Care, Buffalo Wild Wings, Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

Also, a very special thanks to all of our contingency award sponsors:

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Henry Motorsports, Productive Tools & Equipment, Hinchman Indy Racewear, OC Shocks, Kear's Speed Shop, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Linder's Speed Equipment, Outerwears Performance Products, Pro Shocks, R2C Performance Products, Rod End Supply, Saldana Racing Products, Ti22 Performance, Weld Racing Wheels, Hoosier Racing Tires, J&J Auto Racing and Golden Graphics & Design.

 

 

Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Oswego Speedway Summer Championship presented by C's Beverage Center and Crop Production Services

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodifieds

Novelis Supermodified Summer Championship (50-laps): 1. 37 - Randy Ritskes, 2. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 3. 01 - Dan Connors Jr, 4. 55 - Keith Shampine, 5. 3 - Brian Sweeney, 6. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 7. 22 - Pat Lavery, 8. 50 - Dave Gruel, 9. 00 - Joe Gosek, 10. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 11. 90 - Kody Graham, 12. 99 - Joey Payne, 13. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 14. 68 - Michael Barnes, 15. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 16. 77 - Lou LeVea Sr, 17. 26 - Shaun Gosselin, 18. 45 - Mike Barbera, 19. 0 - Tim Snyder, 20. 44 - Bobby Haynes Jr, 21. 56 - Hal Latulip

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #00 - Joe Gosek

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #5 - Tim Devendorf

Radical Race Gear Lap Leader: #37 - Randy Ritskes

Heat #1 (12-laps, all qualify): 1. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 2. 50 - Dave Gruel, 3. 3 - Brian Sweeney, 4. 0 - Tim Snyder, 5. 26 - Shaun Gosselin, 6. 44 - Bobby Haynes Jr.

Heat #2 (12-laps, all qualify): 1. 22 - Pat Lavery, 2. 01 - Dan Connors Jr., 3. 68 - Michael Barnes, 4. 55 - Keith Shampine, 5. 99 - Joey Payne, 6. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 7. 9 - Stephen Gioia III

Heat #3 (12-laps, all qualify): 1. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 2. 37 - Randy Ritskes, 3. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 4. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 5. 90 - Kody Graham, 6. 00 - Joe Gosek, 7. 45 - Mike Barbera, 8. 77 - Lou Levea Sr

Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers

Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super Summer Championship (30-laps): 1. 13 - Russ Brown, 2. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 3. 2 - Matt Magner, 4. 93 - JJ Andrews, 5. 21 - Rob Pullen, 6. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 7. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 8. 02 - Jesse Bearup, 9. 8 - Josh Kerr, 10. 27 - David LaTulip, 11. 54 - Camden Proud, 12. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 13. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 14. 73 - Alex Hoag, 15. 57 - Dan Abt, 16. 22 - Mike Bruce, 17. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 18. 9 - Jack Patrick, 19. 98 - Jason Simmons

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #13 - Russ Brown

Nice Price Auto Sales Up & Comer: #2 - Matt Magner

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader: #04 - Kreig Heroth

White's Car Care 4th Place Award: #93 - JJ Andrews

Heat #1 (10-laps, all qualify): 1. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 2. 22 - Mike Bruce, 3. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 4. 02 - Jesse Bearup, 5. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 6. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 7. 57 - Danny Abt

Heat #2 (10-laps, all qualify): 1. 73 - Alex Hoag, 2. 13 - Russ Brown, 3. 2 - Matt Magner, 4. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 5. 27 - David LaTulip, 6. 54 - Camden Proud, 7. 91 - Barry Kingsley

Heat #3 (10-laps, all qualify): 1. 98 - Jason Simmons, 2. 8 - Josh Kerr, 3. 21 - Rob Pullen, 4. 93 - JJ Andrews, 5. 47 - Jon Tesoriero, 6. 9 - Jack Patrick

Next Event: Saturday, August 2nd $10,000 to Win Mr. Novelis Supermodified $1,500 to Win Mr. Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super presented by Davis Bros. Inc. Novelis Supermodified (75) Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super (35)

 

 

Silver Dollar Speedway – Chico, Ca.

Allard Wins Fourth Main of Year at Chico

By: Elijah Jones

Chico, Ca.- (July 19th, 2014)...The Winged 360 Sprint Cars returned to the Silver Dollar Speedway along with the Perma-zyme Wingless Sprint Cars, Winged Economy Sprint Cars, Hobby Stocks, and the California Vintage Hardtops to make up the 11th Edition of the Tri-Counties Bank Points Championship Series. Jonathan Allard wheeled the Clyde Lamar owned Tri-C Machine #3c to victory for the 4th time this year at Silver Dollar. Allard was joined in Victory Lane by, Terry Schank Jr. in the Perma-zyme Wingless Sprints, Scott Gannett in the Winged Economy Sprint Cars, Jesse Skidmore in the Hobby Stocks, and Jason Armstrong in the Vintage Hardtops.
Steven Tiner would lead the field down to the Green Flag in the STR #94 machine, with Jonathan Allard Starting outside the front row. Allard would initially lead Lap 1, before Tiner would make a powerful move to get back by Allard just before the caution flew for an incident involving Mike Monohan and Billy Wallace in Turn 4 on Lap 2. Steven Tiner proved he had a strong car by pacing the field for the next 9 laps. Once the leaders entered lapped traffic, Allard used his experience at Silver Dollar to pick the perfect spot to make the move on Tiner. Once Allard got by, Roseville's Sean Becker moved by Tiner for the 2nd spot and began to hound Allard for the lead. Allard though would prove to be to strong and would power on to win his 53rd career main event at Silver Dollar Speedway. Sean Becker continued his string of consistency by way of his 2nd place finish. Steven Tiner would come across the line with a solid third place finish. Andy Forsberg finally broke through for a good finish at the Silver Dollar Speedway with a 4th place run in the #01 PT Shocks General Lee. Colby Weisz rounded out the top five. Heat Race Victories were claimed by Andy Forsberg, Seth Nunes, and Reyna Krueger. Jonathan Allard paced the 20 car field in Time Trials with a lap of 12.155.
There was extra money on the line for the Perma-zyme Wingless Sprint Cars, and that drew a good sized field of cars with 16 drivers entering tonights race. Bradley Clark would lead the field down into turn one at the start of the Main Event only to spin in turn 1 in front of the field. This accident was just the beginning of a very strange race. On the restart the front row consisted of the #24n driven by Nick Larsen, outside of him on the front row was the #01 of Nick Larson. I have never seen two drivers with the same name not only compete in the same event but battle back and forth for the lead. For the first 8 Laps of the race these two swapped the lead multiple times, until Terry Schank Jr. passed them both for the lead in turn 1. When they got to turn four it got really confusing as Larson (01) got into Larsen (24n) sending Larsen (24n) into a violent series of flips. Both drivers were unharmed and that incident ended the confusion as both cars received damage that knocked them out of contention for the win. Terry Schank Jr. would go on to win in dominant fashion as he has done so often at Chico. Rowdy McClenon came home in the 2nd position, McClenon also picked up the Trophy Dash Win presented by Konnected Clothing Company. Orland, Ca.'s Tony Richards had a stellar night as he drove to a third place finish. Don Emery and John Clark would round out the top 5. Heat Race wins were claimed by Terry Schank Jr. and Timmy Sherman Jr. Just another strange part of the night both Heat winners Initials, TSJ....
The Hobby Stock Main Event was absolutely dominated by the 4r of Brad Ray. Ray had no competition throughout the entire race and was initially declared the winner. However, the top three finishers all have to go to the scales to make sure the weight of the car is correct. Ray's car was too light on the scales thus causing a Disqualification and giving the victory to Points Leader Jesse Skidmore. David Cooper was scored in the 2nd position. 2 time Track Champion Brian Compton finished 3rd, followed by Kyle Allen and Shannon Collins rounding out the top 5. Heat Race victories were claimed by Brian Compton of Sacramento and Kyle Allen out of Cherokee.
The Winged Economy Sprint Car Main Event saw Jason Standley jump out to an early lead. Standley, the points leader, looked to be in control of the race until a miscue in turn 2 on lap 8 would cost him the win. Standley got a little out of shape and spun into the infield thus bringing out the caution, and handing the lead and eventually the win over to Scott Gannett. Gannett led the final 12 laps of the event while Standley tried to make up as much ground as possible. He would wind up one spot short and finish in the 2nd position. The only other car finishing on the lead lap would be the #5 of Ron Wyman. The lone heat race was claimed by Jason Standley.
The California Vintage Hardtops class was on hand once again at the Speedway. Jason Armstrong continued his dominance of the class by way of absolutely crushing the rest of the field. Dennis Armstrong would come across the line in the 2nd position. These Vintage Hardtops are always a pleasure to have on hand as they take us on a trip back to racing in the 1930's. Giving us some insight as to what the racing was like back in the day.
We will return to action this upcoming Friday Night July 25th, at the Silver Dollar Speedway with Tri-Counties Bank Points Championship Series Race #12 presented by Cherry St. Mini Storage. Featuring the return of the mighty 410 Sprint Cars, Street Stocks, Dirt Modifieds, Ltd. Late Models, and the Mini Stocks. Adult Tickets prices are $13 dollars, Jrs. And Srs. Are $11, Children 6-11 are $6. 5 and under are free. Bring the Family and Friends out to the races and help support grass roots Dirt Track Racing, at The Silver Dollar Speedway.

 

 

Cardiac Kids in a Photo Finish

St. Croix Falls, WI, July 18, 2014

by Nicole and Sari Lehnertz

The vintage cars from the Northern Vintage Stockcar Racers joined the weekly regulars at St. Croix Valley Raceway on Friday night, with Butch Bethke and Greg Scheffer winning their respective vintage feature races. Ms. St. Croix Falls and the rest of the Wannigan Days royal court was on hand to sing the national anthem as well as present winner’s trophies throughout an evening which was highlighted by a photo finish in the UMSS Micro Sprint feature.

In the early stages, the UMSS Micro Sprint feature looked like it might turn into an easy win for reigning series champion, Ty Sampair, who had jumped out to a sizable lead from his pole starting position. Val Urman, who owns a pair of wins this season, was giving chase but he was feeling the heat from Lake Elmo’s Jack Berger. Berger had a strong run out of turn two on the second lap and the pre-teen was in the runner-up spot heading down the back chute. Out front, Sampair looked to be getting even stronger as his lead was continuing to grow. However, as the laps clicked off, Sampair’s advantage began to shrink. Berger was working his #19 sprinter over every square inch of the SCVR quarter-mile in search of speed, and he kept finding what he needed. With just a few laps remaining, the outcome was no longer a foregone conclusion as it was clearly evident Berger had enough car and enough time to mount a serious challenge. With the lead duo well in front of the rest of the field, the pair came screaming out of the final turn at full song in a dead heat, Berger up high and Sampair sticking low. In quite possibly the closest finish in the history of the raceway, Sampair completed the clean-sweep victory a mere eyelash in front of the current series point leader. The narrow victory had Sampair celebrating in Anderson’s Maple Syrup Victory Lane for the third time this summer. Urman came home third in front of Dave Madsen, Shawn Kelley, Al Sachs and Kayla Lallier.

Mike Mueller and Chase Viebrock paced the fourteen UMSS Traditional sprinters to Shaun Cimfl’s green flag for their 25 lap main event Viebrock finding the point early, pursued by fourth-starting Rick Kobs. First heat race winner Cam Schafer was active again in his #54 mount, working any open clay he could find to move up from his fifth starting spot. On lap three, it was Jimmy Kouba falling victim to Schafer and Mueller gave up the third spot to Schafer on lap eight. After bringing out an early caution, Kevin Bradwell had charged through the field and was up to sixth place with just eight laps remaining. Out front, Viebrock, just thirteen days removed from his first career sprint win at Hibbing Raceway, was looking strong and steady while Schafer continued his charge, taking second away from Kobs on a lap eighteen restart. A final restart with three laps to go did nothing to change the outcome as Viebrock parked in Anderson’s Maple Syrup Victory Lane for his first SCVR win over Schafer, Kobs, Rob Caho Jr. and Mueller.

Mitch Niebur won his heat race and redrew the pole for the Future Four/Minivan feature with Derrick Johnson starting to his right. At the drop of the green, the front row starters grabbed the top two spots while Team Rollover, Duane and Damon Roberts moved through the field. For winning the last three consecutive weeks, Damon Roberts earned the privilege of starting his heat and feature from the tail. The Grantsburg hotshoe worked through the field, making his way up to challenge Duane Roberts for fourth just past halfway. Niebur was still strong in front of Johnson when Nick Axelsen sprang to life, moving from seventh to third in the space of four laps. Unfortunately for Axelsen, he slowed and pulled to the infield with just two laps remaining, yielding his position to Damon Roberts, who was continuing his charge. As the double checkers waved, it was a clean-sweep win for Niebur and his fluorescent lime green #2 over Johnson, Damon Roberts, Duane Roberts and Adam Nelson. Johnson later failed post-race technical inspection moving Steven Johnson into the top five.

In Pure Stock competition, Kyle Dahlheimer was also looking for the clean-sweep after winning the heat race and starting outside the front row for the feature. Dahlheimer quickly grabbed the lead followed points leader Ben Kaphing. Kaphing got underneath Dahlheimer in turns three and four, taking over the lead on lap four. Once out front, Kaphing built up a straightaway lead over Dahlheimer and Darren Kohler, who were battling for second. At the finish it was Kaphing picking up his fourth of the season over Dahlheimer, Kohler, Casey Ogilvie and John Remington. Kaphing failed post-race safety inspection, however, and was disqualified, awarding the win to Dahlheimer, his first in 2014.

John Remington led the first five laps of the WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature from his outside front row starting spot with fourth starting Mitch Weiss giving chase. First heat race winner Joe Chaplin Jr. ran third followed by Jason VandeKamp, Jeffery Lien Jr., Josh Bazey and Kyle Hallin. The middle portion of the race saw the lead see-saw between Remington and VandeKamp before VandeKamp finally took over for good at the race’s midpoint. A late cautioned jumble the order a bit with VandeKamp winning his track-best seventh feature of the summer over Weiss, Bazey, Remington and Lien.

Cautions and carnage was the unfortunate theme for the final race of the night, with just five racers still running at the end of the WISSOTA Modified main event. Jason Gross looked to have his first SCVR win in years wrapped up when he slowed and pulled off after a late race restart. Gross’ departure handed the lead to Scott Miller, who looped his #68 hotrod on the next restart while running near the front, collecting several cars. Keith Tourville, who had been running third behind Gross and Miller, was next to inherit the lead. A final restart with four laps remaining didn’t provide a wide enough opening for Buzzy Adams to take over as Tourville was powerful enough at the point to fend off all challengers and claim his second SCVR win of the season over Adams, Justin Oestreich, Kyle Steffen and Jeffery Lien Jr.

This Friday at The Valley will see the UMSS winged sprint cars returning to the bullring, joining the Traditional and Micro sprints. The WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds will also race in addition to the Future Four/Minivans and Pure Stocks. More information may be found on the track’s website, www.SCVRaceway.com, as well as their Facebook page.

RACE RESULTS WISSOTA Modifieds Feature – Keith Tourville, Kevin Adams, Justin Oestreich, Kyle Steffen, Jeffry Lien Jr., Jason Haugerud (DNF), Shawn Kelley(DNF), Jake Miller(DNF), Doug Gustafson(DNF), Scott Splittstoesser (DNF), Scott Miller(DNF), Jason Gross(DNF), Steve Lavasseur(DNF), Rick Kobs (DNF) Heat 1 – Oestreich, Gross, Lavasseur, Miller, Steffen, Haugerud, Lien Heat 2 – Miller, Gustafson, Tourville, Adams, Splittstoesser, Kelley (DNF), Kobs (DNF)

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds Feature – Jason VandeKamp, Mitch Weiss, Josh Bazey, John Remington, Jeffry Lien Jr., Cory Bruggeman, Doug Toepper, David Mastell, Elizabeth Toepper, Kyle Hallin, Tony DuBois (DNF), Jacob Toepper(DNF), Greg Arnt (DNF), Joe Chaplin Jr. (DNF)

Heat 1 – Chaplin Jr., Mastell, Remington, Weiss, Doug Toepper, Jacob Toepper, DuBois (DNF) Heat 2 – Bazey, VandeKamp, Lien Jr., Hallin, Bruggeman, Arnt, Elizabeth Toepper (DNF)

Pure Stocks Feature – Kyle Dahlheimer, Darren Kohler, Casey Ogilvie, John Remington (DNF), Ben Kaphing (DQ) Heat – Dahlheimer, Kaphing, Ogilvie, Remington, Kohler (DNF)

Future Fours/Minivans Feature – Mitch Niebur, Damon Roberts, Duane Roberts, Adam Nelson, Steven Johnson, Bob Carver Jr., Nathan Anderson, Nick Axelsen (DNF), Nicki DuBois(DNF), Brock Anderson(DNS), Kelcie Prusak(DNS), Derrick Johnson(DQ) Heat 1 – Niebur, Johnson, Damon Roberts, Nelson, DuBois (DNF), Anderson (DNF) Heat 2 – Johnson, Duane Roberts, Axelsen, Carver Jr., Anderson, Prusak (DNS)

UMSS Traditional Sprints Feature – Chase Viebrock, Cam Shafer, Rick Kobs, Rob Caho Jr., Mike Mueller, Jake Kouba, Jimmy Kouba, Joseph Kouba, Mike Haseltine, Jake Hendrickson, Jori Hughes, Kevin Bradwell (DNF), Mike Walters (DNF), Adam Taubert (DNF) Heat 1 – Shafer, Viebrock, Joseph Kouba, Caho Jr., Hughes, Walters (DQ), Hendrickson (DNS) Heat 2 – Jimmy Kouba, Kobs, Haseltine, Mueller, Taubert, Bradwell (DNF), Jake Kouba (DNF) UMSS Micro Sprint Feature – Ty Sampair, Jack Berger, Val Urman, Dave Madsen, Shawn Kelley, Al Sachs, Kayla Lallier Heat – Sampair, Urman, Kelley, Berger, Madsen, Sachs, Lallier

 

 

Shane Golobic fends off late challenges from Bud Kaeding to scoop up his first Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo win of 2014 on Friday

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – July 18, 2014…Despite leading the point standings since early in the season Fremont, CA’s Shane Golobic had still been in search of his first Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo victory of the year. That all changed on Friday night however, when the 2012 champ took the lead midway through and dominated much of the remainder, despite a two or three lap slide fest with Campbell’s Bud Kaeding.

The win for Golobic broke a long dry spell at the track, with his most recent win with the Ocean Sprints coming on May 17 of last season. The San Jose State grad has put together a strong & consistent year with the Taco Bravo Sprints, having finished outside the top-five just once all season aboard the Keith Day Trucking, Gabilan Ag Service No. 22 machine. Golobic is also the current point leader with the Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster.

“It feels great to finally get a win here at Ocean Speedway this year,” said a happy Golobic on the front stretch. “We’ve been close, but for one reason or another it hadn’t happened. My guys gave me a great car tonight so I can’t thank them enough. That was a lot of fun racing with Bud Kaeding again late in the race. We ran clean & hard and I hope all the fans enjoyed that one. I wish we could have won last week, but I’m pretty happy to be standing up here in victory lane tonight. We’ll be back next week looking for another.”

When the green flag waved it was Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo rookie contender Mitchell Faccinto jumping into the lead with last year’s champ Brad Furr in tow. Another terrific racing surface was put together on Friday and drivers had multiple grooves to use in the main event. Golobic soon made his presence known and rocketed into the second spot on lap eight.

Golobic chopped down the advantage little by little and while battling through traffic he got the run he needed heading down the back stretch on lap 14. The two leaders ran toe to toe off the fourth corner, which saw Golobic get to the preferred outside groove and find the opening he needed. At this time Faccinto had heartbreak city while battling for the lead, as he drove to the bottom in turn one and got crossed up with a lapped car, resulting in him spinning to a stop.

This moved ninth starting Bud Kaeding up to second for the double file restart, but Golobic hit it perfectly and looked to check out from the field. Another yellow would wave though and bunch everyone right back up, resulting in another double file restart. Golobic was on his game and once again hit it with precision to jump back into the lead, but a minor miscue on the tricky cushion late in the race allowed last week’s HK Classic winner Bud Kaeding the chance to make it a fight for the lead.

Kaeding pounced on the opportunity and reminiscent of last week the pair would trade multiple sliders while racing for the top spot to the delight of the crowd. As the two raced through turns three and four with a few laps to go, Kaeding tried to pull another slider, but couldn’t make it stick and Golobic was able to check out from there. The current Ocean Sprints point leader took the checkered flag by 2.152 seconds for the victory and in doing so, extended his point lead to 52-markers going into next Friday.

Bud Kaeding earned the High Five Pizza Hard Charger Award by coming from ninth to second in the feature aboard the Williams Motorsports 0 Sprinter. “That was a great race with Shane and I’m just glad that I got the opportunity to get close, because he was really fast tonight. Hope everyone up there enjoyed it and will bring a new fan to the races next week. We couldn’t be doing this without all your support and we really do appreciate it. We’ll be back here next week trying to get locked into the Key.”

Lemoore’s Carson Macedo was back to his consistent ways and rounded out the podium to earn his seventh top-five in eight races this season with the Ocean Sprints. The 18-year-old was part of a great battle with Justin Sanders, Brad Furr, DJ Netto & Kurt Nelson over the course of the feature. “It’s great to be back up here on the podium this week,” said the driver of the WFO Apparel No. 21x mount. “Paul Baines and my guys gave me a great car as always and I can’t wait to get back here next Friday.”

Sanders had a strong run in the main event to come from 11th to fourth in the North County Plastering No. 17, while Stockton’s Brad Furr completed the top-five at the helm of the Price Rite Restaurant Equipment No. 2 machine. Hanford’s Collin Markle had one of the best nights of his Taco Bravo Sprints career coming home in sixth, with Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson in seventh, Fresno’s Kyler Shaw in eighth, 16th starter Koen Shaw of Fresno ninth and Salinas’ Jason Chisum rounded out the top 10.

The three heat races held during the evening were captured by Shane Golobic, Hanford’s DJ Netto and Cotati’s Jake Haulot. Brad Furr began the night by setting his fourth Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time Award of the season with a time of 11.723 around the Ocean Speedway quarter-mile. Full results are available on www.oceanspeedway.com by clicking on the results tab.

The Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will return to action next Friday night for the second Johnny Key Classic Qualifying Race. The first was held at Petaluma Speedway on July 5, where Princeton’s Mason Moore picked up the win and locked himself into the 54th running of the event on August 23 at Ocean Speedway.

 

 

Westfall edges Sherman at the line in Modifieds at Limaland Motorsports Park

(7/18/14) – When weather conditions have been slightly cooler and overcast, it usually serves to create a gripping fast racing surface on a high-banked quarter mile dirt track like Limaland Motorsports Park. Often with a faster track the racing action itself can produce very close competition and on this night it allowed Matt Westfall to edge Todd Sherman at the finish line by a nose. It was a race that saw Westfall trail Sherman by a car length or more with just half a lap remaining in the 20-lap Reineke Modified feature.

Pole starter Brandon Vaughan of Spencerville, Ohio, led the opening couple of laps including a restart on lap number three following an early race caution period. Wapakoneta, Ohio, driver Jerry Bowersock took the lead from Vaughan by lap number four and he held the front running position until a hard charging Todd Sherman stormed past Bowersock for the lead at the event midpoint.

Sherman, the point’s leader and defending track champion, was on a tear and decided to take a high line around the track through most of the race. Although unusual for Sherman, he appeared comfortable riding the cushion at the top and was cruising to an apparent third win of the season until a yellow flag came out on lap number sixteen.

Matt Westfall, second in the Modififed point’s chase behind Sherman, was in the runner-up position when the green flag came out for the final four circuits. Sherman quickly expanded his margin over Westfall and seemed a certain winner. As the white flag was unfurled for the final lap, Sherman moved to bottom of the track in what seemed like a cautionary move to protect the lead and cruise to the checkers.

Westfall stayed heavy on the gas while storming around the top of the track and coming from the outside off of turn number four, dove to the inside with momentum and somehow edged Sherman at the finish line for the dramatic conquest. “Early in the race I was stuck on the bottom and I was too tight,” said Westfall of Pleasant Hill, Ohio. “I went up top, got a little bit of an opening, thought I could maybe slide across and get him (Sherman) and I guess I did. It was darn close!” It was Matt Westfall’s second win of the 2014 season.

The K & L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders 25-lap feature was dominated by Benton Ridge, Ohio veteran Greg Wilson. He has won four NRA main events this summer and on this night put on a masterful performance. Wilson was adept at maneuvering around slower cars as he sliced and diced using all off the race track to complete a flag-to-flag caution free journey.

“We got a little lucky with the inversion (outside front row starting position),” admitted Wilson in the winner’s circle. “We weren’t all that stout, but were good enough to win. I felt Kody (Swanson) in the #12 getting after me a little bit.”

The Budweiser Thunderstock 15-lap feature turned quickly into a battle between Tim Cole and Tony Anderson. Cole of Findlay, Ohio, and the veteran Anderson were engaged in a thrilling side-by-side encounter. Cole held the lead until lap number nine and although Anderson moved to the front, at that point Lima’s Jeff Koz had joined the fray to make it a spectacular three-car tussle at the front of the field.

Anderson, the point’s leader and defending track champion, did not surrender the lead through the final five laps and held off the two challengers to capture the win. It was his second of the season and 32nd of his career at Limaland Motorsports Park. “This track tonight is hammer down fast,” exclaimed an excited Anderson. “I’m a little old to be on a track like this. I like it better when it’s dry and slick and you slow down a bit. Tonight was my 201st feature win in six different classes through my racing career. I’ve been blessed to be able to do this for 21 years.”

Limaland Motorsports Park returns to action on Friday, July 25, for the Fricke Memorial Thunderstock Select with the Budweiser Thunderstocks. The Elwer Fence Sprints and Reineke Modifieds will also battle on the famed mile oval. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. with hot laps beginning at 6:30 p.m. Racing begins promptly at 7:30 p.m.

All the latest news and information can be found at www.limaland.com. You can also find 2014 Limaland Motorsports Park on Facebook and Twitter.

Limaland Motorsports Park - 7/18/2014

McDonalds Dash for Cash Modifieds (5 Laps) 1. 71-Joel Ortberg 2. L5-Casey Luedeke 3. 40-Terry Hull 4. 54-Matt Westfall

Bud Thunderstocks Heat 1 - (4 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. OOP-Dean Pitts; 2. 82-Chris Douglas; 3. 71R-Keith Ralston; 4. 1V-Shawn Valenti; 5. 89-Keith Shockency; 6. 26-Justin Long 7. OO-Kaylynn Simmons; 8. 9-Dave Keysor

Heat 2 - (4 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 16-Jeff Koz; 2. 2-Charlie Sanborn; 3. 53-Jan Launders 4. 32-Scott Boyd; 5. 1-Amanda Conroy; 6. 1X-Todd Sanders 7. 99-Andy King; 8. 1J-Jj Butler

Heat 3 - (4 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 71C-Barney Craig; 2. 22T-Tony Anderson; 3. 48-Tim Cole 4. 27-Frank Paladino; 5. 19-Bill Reimund; 6. 7C-Jordan Conover 7. O1-Shane Aeschlimall

A-Main - (15 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 22T-Tony Anderson[5]; 2. 16-Jeff Koz[9]; 3. 48-Tim Cole[2] 4. 1V-Shawn Valenti[1]; 5. 53-Jan Launders[3]; 6. 26-Justin Long[16] 7. 89-Keith Shockency[13]; 8. 82-Chris Douglas[7]; 9. 27-Frank Paladino[12] 10. 19-Bill Reimund[15]; 11. 7C-Jordan Conover[18]; 12. 71C-Barney Craig[8] 13. 99-Andy King[20]; 14. O1-Shane Aeschlimall[21]; 15. 2-Charlie Sanborn[6] 16. 32-Scott Boyd[11]; 17. 9-Dave Keysor[22]; 18. OOP-Dean Pitts[10] 19. 1J-Jj Butler[23]

NRA Sprints Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 6M-Max Stambaugh; 2. 10X-Dustin Stroup; 3. B20-Butch Schroeder 4. 35-Ron Blair; 5. 11-Tim Allison; 6. 15-Brandon Fergueson 7. 17-Jared Horstman

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 23-Devon Dobie; 2. 12-Kody Swanson; 3. 6S-Jr Stewart 4. W20-Greg Wilson; 5. 28H-Hud Horton; 6. 8J-Jess Stiger

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 49-Shawn Dancer; 2. 23M-Jack Miller 3. 69-Scott Curren; 4. 27K-Ryan Kirkendall 5. 19-Jimmy Snead; 6. 12B-Don Ryder

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. W20-Greg Wilson[2]; 2. 12-Kody Swanson[8]; 3. 6S-Jr Stewart[5] 4. B20-Butch Schroeder[6]; 5. 49-Shawn Dancer[10]; 6. 10X-Dustin Stroup[9] 7. 6M-Max Stambaugh[12]; 8. 23-Devon Dobie[11]; 9. 35-Ron Blair[3] 10. 8J-Jess Stiger[17]; 11. 28H-Hud Horton[14]; 12. 11-Tim Allison[13] 13. 23M-Jack Miller[7]; 14. 15-Brandon Fergueson[16]; 15. 19-Jimmy Snead[15] 16. 27K-Ryan Kirkendall[1]; 17. 69-Scott Curren[4]; 18. 12B-Don Ryder[18] 19. 17-Jared Horstman[19]

 

 

World of Outlaw Sprint Car Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA Opening night race of this two day event on the half mile semi-banked dirt oval.

ARTICLE BY: Gaye Carmichael, Motor Sports Journalist

(Mechanicsburg, PA, 07/18/2014) The World of Outlaw Sprint Cars Summer Nationals, opening night saw Greg Hodnett of Thomasville, PA scoring the win, racing his, #27 410 Sprint from a fourth place start to earn his spot on victory lane.

"We were racing in second, the track was good and we were closing in on the lead, then the red flag flew out. The top line of the track was so good and I kept pushing it. Our guys did a really good job and we were fortunate. We have been trying different things and I think it may have made the difference. I want to thank all my guys, all of our sponsors and all the fans for being here." said Hodnett

It was Brent Marks of Myerstown, PA who flew across the start finish line in second. Marks had started this race in sixth, driving his #19M Sprint, in a field of some of the best sprint car drivers for this very competitive twenty-five lap race on this half mile semi-banked oval.

"We had a great car and I have to give credit to my Dad for that. I was able to race the cushion. Joey (Joey Saldana, drives with the WoO's) started to make a run towards the bottom, having raced the top more than half of the race. I thought then, I would have a run at Joey, but then the red flag flew out." said Marks. This was Marks highest finish racing with WoO Sprint Car Series.

World of Outlaw driver, Joey Saldana had a pole start on tonight's feature event and when the green flag flew out, Saldana roared to the front, securing a good lead at the start. Saldana raced a smooth run through the turns and down the straight-a-way.

On the sixteenth lap, the red flag flew out for Kerry Madsen and Cody Darrah, racing in approximately the fourth turn. Some kind of contact was made and the next thing Madsen was upside down with Darrah having a damaged sprint as well. Ending both of these WoO Sprint Car teams race for the night.

When the new green flag flew out, Saldana raced out, but his sprint had gotten loose and he wasn't able to out race Hodnett or Marks.

An extremely disappointed Saldana, said, "My car was getting loose. We just missed it a little bit. We need to get better and learn from mistakes. You can always learn something racing these guys. We work hard and we need to win races. I thought we had this one." said Saldana, who took the checkered in third.

Lucas Wolfe of Mechanicsburg, PA, clocked in a 16.893 second lap in qualifying, for fast time. Wolfe was the only driver who was able to time in the sixteen's.

"Our car has been good and can be pretty competitive. It's always good to set fast time." said Wolfe I asked Wolfe how many times have you set fast time this year and with a smile, he said, "about ten times."

Fourth place went to Shane Stewart, who started in tenth of this field of twenty-six sprints that took the original green.

"This is one of my best races I've had here. I had a good restart, my car had good grip, which it usually doesn't have. There's a lot of good cars here so any time you can finish in fourth, it's good." said Stewart

Daryn Pittman, defending WoO Sprint Champion, crossed the line in fifth.

"The track was good every where I ran. We ran good from where we started (started in thirteenth) and where we finished." said Pittman.

I talked with Kerry Madsen and Cody Darrah regarding the red flag incident. Neither driver was hurt, Darrah was in fifth and Madsen was in sixth, at the time. Darrah said he had broken belts and Madsen said his sprint had sustained too much damage (having rolled) to get back on the track.

Sixth place went to Paul McMahan, followed by Brian Montieth, Lucas Wolfe, Donny Schatz, Stevie Smith, Steve Kinser, Logan Schuchart, Brad Sweet, Justin Barger, Ryan Taylor, Lance Dewease, Steve Buckwalter, Curt Michael, Doug Esh, Don Kreitz, Jr. Gerard McIntyre, Cody Darah, Ryan Bohlke, Kerry Madsen, Ryan Wilson, David Gravel.

The "B" Main, "C" Main, DASH, and Heat Race finishes, are as follows: PLEASE NOTE: All times, finishes, etc. are unofficial.

"B" Main: Sweet, Montieth, Esh, Michael, Aaron Ott, Danny Dietrich, Don Kreitz, Jr., Austin Hogue, Chad Layton, Gravel, Dave Blaney, Ryan Smith, Adam Wilt, Pat Cannon, Tim Shaffer, Alan Krimes.

"C" Main: Ryan Smith, Adam Wilt, Jason Sides, Nicole Bower, Cory Haas, Kraig Kinser, Troy Fraker, Glenndon Forsyth.

DASH: Saldana, Barger, Darrah, Hodnett, Wolfe, Marks, Madsen, Taylor.

HEAT Races:

Heat #1: Taylor, S. Kinser, Wolfe, S. Smith, McMahan, Sweet, Hogue, Layton, Sides, Haas, Krimes.

Heat #2: Hodnett, McIntyre, Madsen, Schatz, Buckwalter, Deitrich, Kreitz, Jr., Forsythe, Fraker, R. Smith, Montieth.

Heat #3: Barger, Saldana, Dewease, Bohlke, R. Wilson, Bower, Cannon, Michael, Shaffer, J. Allen, Esh.

Heat #4: Marks, Pittman, Stewart, Darrah, Schuchart, Gravel, Ott, Blaney, Wilt, K. Kinser.

 

 

Tony Stewart Wins at Tri-City July 18, 2014

By T.J. Buffenbarger

Auburn, MI – (July 18, 2014) – Tony Stewart’s comeback from a broken leg last season took another step forward on Friday by winning the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP event at the Tri-City Motor Speedway. Stewart made his first start in a sprint car since the injury memorable one by moving up from the fifth starting spot and inherited the lead after Dustin Daggett drove off the backstretch. The win was Stewart’s second career SOD feature win and first since 2012.

While pulling into victory lane Stewart actually had thought he finished second, and was surprised to find out he won.

“It’s been eleven and a half months since I’ve been (in a sprint car), and I really missed it,” said Stewart in victory lane. Stewart also thanked his sponsor Rush Trailer Sales for having people on hand to witness his comeback victory and all of the race fans for their support.

Randy Hannagan started from the pole and took the lead at the start of the race. Hannagan led the first five laps before Daggett took the lead on laps six and immediately opened up a sizeable advantage. Meanwhile, Stewart methodically moved up from fifth starting spot to challenge Hannagan for second. Stewart moved into the runner up spot with eight laps to go. One lap later the unthinkable happened as while negotiating slower traffic Daggett drop off of the end of the race track, dropping back to third and handing Stewart the lead. From there it was all Stewart leading the rest of the way. Hannagan held onto the runner up spot while Ryan Ruhl moved past Daggett late in the race to take over the final podium spot. Daggett and Gregg Dalman rounded out the top five.

Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP Tri-City Motor Speedway – Auburn, MI Friday July 18, 2014

Hoosier Tire Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. Dustin Daggett, 2. Tony Stewart, 3. Gregg Dalman, 4. Joe Geibe, 5. Dan McCarron, 6. Tank Brakenberry, 7. Ralph Brakenberry.

All Star Performance / Comp Cams Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. Troy Chehowski, 2. Randy Hannagan, 3. Brad Lamberson, 4. Chase Ridenour, 5. Mark Aldrich, 6. Chris Pobanz, 7. Andy Chehowski

Speed Pro Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. Ryan Ruhl, 2. Gavin Hunyady, 3. Kyle Pitts, 4. Brett Mann, 5. Robert Huisken, 6. Craig Karazim, 7. Eric Smith.

Nitro Black Dash (4 Laps): 1. Chase Ridenour, 2. Joe Geibe, 3. Brad Lamberson, 4. Dan McCarron.

Engine Pro A-Main (25 Laps): 1. Tony Stewart, 2. Randy Hannagan, 3. Ryan Ruhl, 4. Dustin Daggett, 5. Gregg Dalman, 6. Kyle Pitts, 7. Gavin Hunyady, 8. Brad Lamberson, 9. Brett Mann, 10. Troy Chehowski, 11. Dan McCarron, 12. Joe Geibe, 13. Mark Aldrich, 14. Chase Ridenour, 15. Craig Karazim, 16. Chris Pobanz, 17. Robert Huisken, 18. Eric Smith, 19. Tank Brakenberry. DNS: Andy Chehowski, Ralph Brakenberry.

Lap leaders: Hannagan 1-5, Daggett, 6-18, Stewart 19-25

 

 

Craig Mintz wins at Attica Raceway Park- F.A.S.T. Quick Review/Full Results: Friday, July 18th

Craig Mintz earns F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series Night #12 Victory at Attica Raceway Park Worth $3,000

By Tyler Altmeyer: F.A.S.T. Public Relations/altmeyer119@gmail.com/(724)-954-4915

F.A.S.T. Promoter: Rich Farmer - (419) 307 - 4241 / www.fastondirt.com

Attica, OH (July 18th, 2014) - Twenty-eight (28) Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service ‘410’ sprint cars signed-in for action at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio on Friday night, July 18th; for Night #12 of the 2014 F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series season. The twenty-eight cars were separated into four (4) group qualifying sessions and four heat races. Craig Mintz, Taylor Ferns, Brian Lay and Caleb Helms each earned ‘quick time’ during their respective qualifying groups; with Craig Mintz setting the overall fastest time of the night with a qualifying effort of 12.568 seconds around the Attica oval.

Four (4) Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service heat races made up the preliminary portion of the program on Friday evening, July 18th. Craig Mintz, Sheldon Haudenschild, Caleb Armstrong and Caleb Griffith each earned victories during their respective heat races. Stuart Brubaker was the evening’s consolation B-main winner; earning a spot in the 30-lap/$3,000-to-win main event. Brian Lay, Cale Thomas and Chad Blonde also earned A-main starting positions via consolation B-main.

Craig Mintz, who has been out of competition since June 13th due to injury, would control the entire thirty-lap distance and earn the $3,000 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service Night #12 victory at Attica Raceway Park. Christopher Bell would charge from the fifth (5th) starting position to finish second (2nd); followed by an eighth (8th) starting Travis Philo who was third (3rd). Caleb Griffith and Dean Jacobs rounded out the top-five.

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Full Results: Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service – Night #12 - July 18th, 2014

Heat Race #1 Qualifying Results: (Invert 4)

1. 09 - Craig Mintz - 12.568 2. 16 - Chris Andrews - 12.708 3. 3G - James McFadden - 12.947 4. 96AU - Bruce White - 13.725 5. 8 - Kevin Shelbo - 13.788 6. 60 - Jody Keegan - 13.801 7. 97X - Rodney Hurst - 14.914

Heat Race #2 Qualifying Results: (Invert 4) 1. 55F - Taylor Ferns - 12.789 2. 63 - Chad Kemenah - 13.040 3. 53C - Christopher Bell - 13.072 4. 93 - Sheldon Haudenschild - 13.167 5. 35 - Stuart Brubaker - 13.222 6. 07X - Dain Naida - 13.277 7. 91 - Cale Thomas - 13.355

Heat Race #3 Qualifying Results: (Invert 4)

1. 45L - Brian Lay - 12.926 2. 5T - Travis Philo - 12.959 3. 7C - Caleb Armstrong - 13.014 4. 23 - Jimmy Light - 13.110 5. 40I - Mark Imler - 13.393 6. 9 - Dean Jacobs - 13.419 7. 25AU - Jack Lee - 13.983

Heat Race #4 Qualifying Results: (Invert 4)

1. 40 - Caleb Helms - 12.858 2. 40DD - Caleb Griffith - 12.921 3. 53 - Cap Henry - 13.074 4. 5R - Byron Reed - 13.129 5. 9Z - Duane Zablocki - 13.242 6. 1 - Chad Blonde - 13.317 7. 46AU - Stuart Williams - 13.932

Heat #1 Results (Top 4 Transfer)

1. Craig Mintz 2. Chris Andrews 3. James McFadden 4. Jody Keegan 5. Bruce White 6. Kevin Shelbo 7. Rodney Hurst

Heat #2 Results: (Top 4 Transfer)

1. Sheldon Haudenschild 2. Christopher Bell 3. Taylor Ferns 4. Chad Kemenah 5. Stuart Brubaker 6. Cale Thomas 7. Dain Naida

Heat #3 Results: (Top 4 Transfer)

1. Caleb Armstrong 2. Travis Philo 3. Jimmy Light 4. Dean Jacobs 5. Brian Lay 6. Jack Lee 7. Mark Imler

Heat #4 Results: (Top 4 Transfer)

1. Caleb Griffith 2. Cap Henry 3. Byron Reed 4. Stuart Williams 5. Chad Blonde 6. Caleb Helms 7. Duane Zablocki

B-Main Results: (Top 4 Transfer)

1. Stuart Brubaker 2. Brian Lay 3. Cale Thomas 4. Chad Blonde 5. Caleb Helms 6. Duane Zablocki 7. Dain Naida 8. Jack Lee 9. Bruce White 10. Kevin Shelbo 11. Mark Imler 12. Rodney Hurst

A-Main Results: (30-Laps)

1. ($3,000) - Craig Mintz 2. Christopher Bell 3. Travis Philo 4. Caleb Griffith 5. Dean Jacobs 6. Sheldon Haudenschild 7. Byron Reed 8. Cale Thomas 9. Chad Kemenah 10. Jimmy Light 11. James McFadden 12. Stuart Brubaker 13. Taylor Ferns 14. Chris Andrews 15. Chad Blonde 16. Brian Lay 17. Caleb Armstrong 18. Stuart Williams 19. Cap Henry 20. Jody Keegan Hard Charger - Cale Thomas [+11]

History Note: Jamie Veal is the most recent winner during Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service competition; picking up the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series main event win at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio back on Saturday, July 5th. Chris Andrews is the current F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series point leader entering competition on Friday, July 18th. The 2014 F.A.S.T. title is worth $10,000.

Looking Ahead:

The 2014 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service will be back in action next Friday and Saturday, July 25th & 26th; once again making appearances at the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. The JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro will also be on the July 25th/26th card.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2014 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title point fund:

Kistler Racing Products, KS Sales & Service, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, JD Automotive, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Synder’s Floor Covering, Goofy Golf, Scott’s Lawn Care, Buffalo Wild Wings, Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

Also, a very special thanks to all of our contingency award sponsors:

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Henry Motorsports, Productive Tools & Equipment, Hinchman Indy Racewear, OC Shocks, Kear's Speed Shop, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Linder's Speed Equipment, Outerwears Performance Products, Pro Shocks, R2C Performance Products, Rod End Supply, Saldana Racing Products, Ti22 Performance, Weld Racing Wheels, Hoosier Racing Tires, J&J Auto Racing and Golden Graphics & Design.

 

 

 

World of Outlaw Sprint car Series, fifty-second race on their schedule, held at Lincoln Speedway, Abbottstown, PA. Thirty-seven sprints raced in the age old WoO Sprint Car drivers versus the Pennsylvania Sprint car drivers

Article by: Gaye Carmichael, Motor Sports Journalist

(Abbottstown, PA, 07/17/2014) Lincoln Speedway of Abbottstown, PA hosted the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series race with Daryn Pittman of Owassa, OK, flying out to take the opening green flag and the lead. From that point on, it was all Pittman as he raced his dominant lead, from the opening lap all the way to the checkered flag, to score his tenth WoO Sprint Car victory thus far this season.

"My crew does a good job. I'm only as good as the equipment and our car has been pretty great. My guys work hard and this is our tenth win of the season. The track was good but slick early on. A lot of guys were fighting for position. In the opening laps or so, yellow and red flags flew out. Once that past, there was hard racing and it paid off when we crossed the start finish line to score the win. I want to thank Kasey Kahne Racing, all of my guys, all of our sponsors and of course the fans." said, Pittman.

Second and third finishes were picked up by the Pennsylvania drivers, with Brian Montieth of Phoenixville, PA crossing the line to take second and Alan Krimes of Denver, PA scoring in third place. Montieth had started in fifteenth and Krimes had started in fourth. I knew they must be thinking, what's it going to take to get past Pittman? A good question, but I believe all of the field were having similar thoughts.

"I was hoping for more restarts, I do well with them. I'll have to wait and see what happens tomorrow (referring to the WoO Sprint Car Series racing at Williams Grove Speedway in Pennsylvania about thirty minutes from Lincoln Speedway)." said Montieth

Montieth, started his quest for the lead almost from the second the green flag flew out. It would take longer than anyone would have thought as cautions and red flags flew.

"I knew when he (Pittman) was racing at the top, I knew I wouldn't be racing the top. I was racing the middle and it was good. It feels good for all of our guys (the Posse) to finish well." said Krimes.

Montieth and Krimes were both fast. They stayed close to the front as everyone wondered who would cross the start/finish line first.

You just knew everyone was giving it there all. Whenever the WoO's and the PA Posse meet up it's more than a race. This time, out of the top four, the WoO's scored first and fourth, while the Posse had earned second and third.

Fourth place went to Joey Saldana and Saldana said, "It was a great run. Things haven't been good, so it's really good to be back in the top five. The track was slippery but still dusty. There wasn't any rubber down. We will try to qualify good, get to the right spot and have a good finish." said Saldana

Saldana, also set fast time tonight in qualifying, having posted a 13.329 second run on this three-eighths of a mile semi-banked oval.

Fifth place was scored in by Danny Dietrich, followed by David Gravel, Brent Marks, Jim Siegel, Cory Haas, Brad Sweet, Paul McMahan, Austin Hogue, Stevie Smith, Donny Schatz, Tim Wagaman, Cody Darrah, Kerry Madsen, Shane Stewart, Kraig Kinser, Greg Hodnett, Gerard McIntyre, Jr., Steve Kinser, Dave Blaney, Steve Owings, J.J. Grimes, Billy Dietrich.

The "B" Main, the Dash and Heat Race finishes, are as follows: PLEASE NOTE All finishes, qualifying etc. are unofficial.

"B" Main: Smith, Stewart, Owings, Darrah, Jacob Allen, Haas, Madsen, Freddie Rahmer, Lance Dewease, Adam Wilt, Kyle Moody, Glenndon Forsyth, Ryan Smith, Wagaman, Brock Zearfoss, Mike Bittinger, Robbie Kendall, Logan Schuchart, Jason Sides.

DASH: Pittman, S. Kinser, J.J. Grimes, Jim Siegel, Alan Krimes, Lucas Wolfe, Dave Blaney, Joey Saldana.

HEAT RACES:

Heat #1: Pittman, Sweet, Marks, D. Dietrich, Saldana, Darrah, Rahmer, Moody, Forsyth, Zearfoss.

Heat #2: Siegel, Montieth, Gravel, Blaney, K. Kinser, Dewease, Stewart, Owings, Schuchart, Bittinger.

Heat #3: S. Kinser, Hodnett, Hogue, Wolfe, Madsen, Wilt, Allen, R. Smith, Sides.

Heat #4: Grasso, Krimes, B. Dietrich, McIntyre, McMahan, Kendall, Haas, S. Smith, Wagaman

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Tomorrow night, the WoO Sprint Cars and the Pennsylvania Posse will have another go at it, when they race take on Williams Grove.

 

 

WoO Sprint Car Series racing the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, PA . The race will consist of Time Trials, Heat Races, Dash, "B" Main and two 30 Lap "A" Main events. The first "A" Main will line up according how they qualified during the earlier qualifying races. The second "A" Main will take the finishes of the teams on the lead lap at the checkered and will reverse the field, last to first, with the remaining teams that are down a lap or more, to line up behind the reverse field.

ARTICLE BY: Gaye Carmichael, Motor Sports Journalist gayec@att.net (530) 409-0646

(Sarver, PA, 07/15/2014) A big night for the World of Outlaw Sprints, Donny Schatz and Cody Darrah as they took on the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup race on the four/tenths of a mile dirt oval at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, PA. chasing to the victory of the Silver Cup. Schatz started fifth in the first "A" Main and took over the lead with sixteen laps to go to score the win of the first thrity lap feature, with Cody Darrah crossing the line of this race as the last driver on the lead lap. Given time to refuel, check over their cars, the field raced out to take the green flag start of the second "A Main, with Darrah on the point. Schatz started this feature from seventeenth place. There were twenty seven drivers who took the green flag of this race. At the checkered, Darrah had taken the win and Schatz had raced from seventeenth up into seventh, gaining back ten places.

Both of these drivers, Schatz of Fargo, ND and Darrah of Red Lion, PA, has scored a feature win of the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup, in tonight's competition. For Schatz, this was his fifth win of this Silver Cup. For Darrah, this was his very first Silver Cup Victory. Schatz also won," the driver who had earned the most points total of the two events". Schatz earned $10,000.00 for his "A" Main start and another $5,000.00 for earning the over all points of this race. Darrah won $10,000 for his victory of the second "A" Main.

"You need to race yourself into the best spot you can and then go for the win. I really didn't have any strategy planned. I just went out to win in each of the "A" Mains. It was a good night for us and this is our fifth win of the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup." said Schatz.

"We went out to win race but found ourselves fading back. It was not our plan. I just wanted to move forward. I got caught in the caution and I just seemed to go backwards. Last year I started up front and raced for the win but lost a front tire. We started the race up front but Danny Dietrich took the early lead. We managed to stay with him (Dietrich) and took over the lead on the eleventh lap, which we held to earn our checkered flag finish. It really is good to finally win one of the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup races. said Darrah. Darrah thanked all of his crew and said that Ty Sipef, is their new Crew Chief, who is doing an outstand job of it. Sipef signed on a year or so ago, as the tire guy. Sipef had never worked on a winged sprint prior to that. Darrah credited Sipef for their good run in this event.

There was a lot of really good racing in this event. Steve Kinser of Bloomington, IN, racing the first "A" feature had started the race in twenty-third and took the checkered in eighth. When I spoke with Steve, I said what a good run from twenty-third to eighth. Steve looked at me and said "I did?" Then racing the second "A" race, Kinser had a good starting berth but was denied the opportunity to go for it, when he discovered on the second lap that his brake line had a hole in it.

In the first "A" Main, the first caution flew out when there was contact between Shane Stewart and Jack Sodeman on the tenth lap. Both drivers were able to return to the race. Sixteen more laps had scored when the second caution flew. This time it went out for Darrah and Cole Duncan who got together racing into the second turn, both continued on in the race. The next lap, Danny Holtgraver and Sodeman, some how had made contact but this wasn't know until Sodeman had stopped on the track. Holtgraver went upside down on the front stretch pulling out the red flag. The next thing you could see was that Sodeman was stopped at the top of the curve between turns one and two. Emergency vehicles immediately appeared on the scene. Holtgraver was okay but his car had to be towed off the speedway. Mean while, Sodeman was still in his car when the Medics reached the scene. Sodeman was transferred into an ambulance and brought into the pit area for further evaluation. Sodeman's car also was towed off the track. After further evaluation, Sodeman was transferred to the hospital. Sodeman had said that when Holtgraver and he had contact, Sodeman was hit in his leg but what hit his leg, is unknow at this writing. It was later said that Sodeman's leg was badly broken and will need surgery. Unfortunately, It was also said, that Sodeman may not be able to continue to race season, but it was said, that Sodeman was in good spirits. I don't know who gave this report or the correctness of it, but so many were asking about what had happened, etc. I did see Sodeman being transported by ambulance and he was sitting up.

The first "A" Main had Donny Schatz scoring the lead, Kerry Madsen in second followed by Dale Blaney, Paul McMahan, Daryn Pittman, Brad Sweet, Jason Sides, Steve Kinser, David Gravel, Tim Shaffer, Lee Jacobs, Shane Stewart, Logan Schuchart, Ed Lynch, Jr., Danny Dietrich, Carl Bowser, Cody Darrah, Jared Zimbardi, Logan Wagner, Chad Kemenah, Joey Saldana, Kraig Kinser, Danny Holtgraver, Jack Sodeman, Cole Duncan, Brandon Matus, Gerald (Brent) Matus.

The second "A" Main finishes, are as follows: Cody Darrah, Danny Dietrich, Tim Shaffer, Shane Stewart, Logan Schuchart, Daryn Pittman, Donny Schatz, Jason Sides, Dale Blaney, Paul McMahan, Lee Jacobs, Brad Sweet, Carl Bowser, David Gravel, Ed Lynch, Jr., Kerry Madsen, Chad Kemenah, Joey Saldana, Jared Zimbardi, Kraig Kinser, Logan Wagner, Cole Duncan, Brandon Matus, Steve Kinser, Gerald (Brent) Matus,, Sodeman. This race flag free from the original green flag and the ending checkered flag.

The "B" Main, Heat Races and the DASH finishes, are as follows: PLEASE NOTE: All times, finishes, etc., are not official.

"B" Main: Logan Schuchart, Steve Kinser, Jared Zimbardi, Chad Kemenah, Brandon Matus, Brent Marks, Sheldon Haudenschild, Lucas Wolfe, Rico Abreu, Jacob Allen, Gerald (Brent) Matus, A. J. Flick, Kraig Kinser, Brandon Spithaler.

DASH: Paul McMahan, Ed Lynch, Jr. Daryn Pittman, Kerry Madsen, Donny Schatz, Brad Sweet, Jason Sides, David Gravel.

HEAT RACES:

Heat #1: Gravel, Darrah, Sweet, Lynch, Jr., Blaney, Wolfe, S. Haudenschild, Schuchart, G. Matus.

Heat #2: McMahan, Dietrich, Schatz, Jacobs, Wagner, Kemenah, S. Kinser, Zimbardi, Flick.

Heat #3: Madsen, Stewart, Duncan, Bowser, Sodeman, Abreu, B. Marks, B Matus, Kiley,

Heat #4: Sides, Pittman, Shaffer, Holtgraver, Saldana, K.Kinser, Spithaler, J. Allen.

( Sodeman sending you all best wishes for a speedy recovery and hope you will be back racing soon.)

 

 

Double X Speedway California, MO

By: Dean Reichel

July 13, 2014

For Immediate Release--

Sunday Night Thunder was turned into the 2nd annual "Race for Riley" memorial race in honor of Riley Hudson, a very special young race fan that left us way too soon. As damp weather delayed the start of the evenings festivities slightly, the clouds parted and allowed us to complete a wonderful night of racing in Riley's honor. Headlining the evening on this special night were the visiting drivers of the ULMA late model association, Riley's favorite class to watch as a spectator. The 20 lap feature event saw the field led to the green flag, waved by Riley's mom Tara, by heat race winners Justin Russell and Todd McCoin. Both drivers are no strangers to the tight confines of Double-X and they kept the fans on the edge of their seats for the main event. With the race halted before one lap was complete due to an incident on the front stretch which saw past winner Phil Edmondson rolling his car over and also collecting Chris Cox and Tommy Cordray, the field was reset with only Cordray able to restart. Justin Russell took the point with McCoin pressuring him lap after lap. A slight bobble by Russell in turns three and four allowed McCoin to move into the lead by running the low groove. Russell continued to give chase with Jon Binning and Jake Williams applying pressuring also. With McCoin in front on the white flag lap, Russell again slipped high in turns three and four allowing Binning to move by to claim second. Following the lead trio under the checkered flag were Williams in fourth and Cordray recovered to claim a hard earned fifth. Greg Clemons was sixth, Gage Wineland seventh, and Earl Roark finising the remaining running cars in eighth. There was close racing throughout the field on a fast, taky track.

The Street Stock division was next to take the track for their feature event with veterans competitors Derek Henson and Jason Russell starting on the front row. At the drop of the green Russell used the high side to move into the lead with Henson in pursuit. Russell would prove that he still remembers the way around the clay oval by leading the fifteen lap event. He was pressured by Henson and then by Dylan Bias who was running strong this evening as well. At the checkered it was Russell, Bias, Henson, Steve Beach recovering from as early skirmish to take fourth and Brandon Dunham posting a fifth place finish. Dale Berry nipped John Clancy at the line to claim sixth, Clancy seventh, Cole Henson was eight, Jake Dent ninth and newcomer Clifford Lear rounding out the top ten. Derek Henson and Jason Russell claimed the heat race victories.

In the Hobby Stock division it was a familiar face gracing victory lane as Gage Wineland picked up the feature win. Posting his best finish this year was Eddie Lavery III in second, Mike Schrader claimed third, Kevin Prall was fourth and Will Register was fifth. Cole Canada, Chuck Coffey and Rudy Wirts came across in sixth, seventh and eighth to complete the running order at the finish. Wineland and Schrader were the heat race victors.

The lightning fast winged Sprint Cars took to the track to complete the cars of racing on this special night. Three qualifying heat races set the starting grid with young guns Ricky Stangl and Taylor Walton leading the field to green. Stangl, in only the ninth sprint car start of his career, would lead the first three laps before encountering lapped traffic in turns one and two which resulted in him spinning his car in the turns bringing out the yellow while at the same time Nathan Ryun made contact with a fellow racer in turn four and flipped his car bringing out the red. On the restart Stangl had to rejoin the field at the tail for bringing out the yellow which put Taylor Walton in the lead. Walton drove hard and would lead the next 18 circuits before a familiar sight would make his presence known, that being tenth starting Jonathan Cornell who would put his white #28 into the lead coming out of turn four on lap 22. Cornell would lead the remaining laps to claim the victory. Walton would finish second, Tyler Blank came from 11th to take third from Kyle Bellm at the stripe. Bellm would finish fourth and Brad Ryun claims fifth. Randy Martin advanced from 13th to sixth, Corey Nelson was seventh, Ricky Stangl recovered from his early mishap to claim eighth, TJ Muths was ninth and Mitchell Moore would claim tenth. On a side note in the sprint cars, Cody Baker was on hand to watch his sister compete. All of us at Double-X continue to wish Cody a complete recovery from his injuries sustained earlier this year.

A big thank you goes out to everyone that helped make this "Race for Riley" such a big success. Thanks to the drivers, crews and sponsors that donated items for the fundraising raffle and auction as well, with part of the proceeds going to the Childrens Hospital in Riley's memory. Next week the ASCS Warrior Region Sprint Cars will be on hand for the annual "Clyde Wood" Memorial race presented by Xtreme Body and Paint. We look forward to a stellar field of competitors on hand in all divisions. Please plan to spend your evening with us for another edition of Sunday Night Thunder.

Double X Speedway "Race for Riley: results-- (Starting position in parentheses)

ULMA Late Models (11 cars)-- Feature-- 1. 7X-Todd McCoin, Barnett (2); 2. 65-Jon Binning, Warrensburg (4); 3. 0X-Justin Russell, Henley (1); 4. 72-Jake Williams, Lockwood (5); 5. 5-Tommy Cordray, Browning (8); 6. 55-Greg Clemons, Belton (11); 7. 12-Gage Wineland, Syracuse(3); 8. 02-Earl Roark, Henley (10); 9. 10-Dave Mosley, Sedalia (9) DNF; 10. 7E-Phil Edmondson, Marionville (6) DNF; 11. 1T-Chris Cox, Jefferson City (7) DNF

Heat 1-- 1. Russell (2); 2. Wineland (1); 3. Williams (4); 4. Cox (3); 5. Mosely (5) Heat 2-- 1. McCoin (1); 2. Binning (4); 3. Edmondson (3); 4. Cordray (5); 5. Roark (2); 6. Clemons (6)

Street Stocks (14 cars)-- Feature-- 1. 2J-Jason Russell, Henley (2); 2. 43-Dylan Bias, Centertown (4); 3. 27D-Derek Henson, Russellville (1); 4. 10-Steve Beach, Eldon (7); 5. 44-Brandon Dunham, California (3); 6. 05-Dale Berry, Tuscumbia (5); 7. 8-John Clancy, California (9); 8. 31C-Cole Henson, Russellville (8); 9. 38-Jake Dent, California (11); 10. 27L-Clifford Lear, Moberly (12); 11. 17-Andrew Roark, Henley (6) DNF; 12. 14D -Chris Dunham, California (10); DNF; 13. 7-Keeth Strange, Eldon(DNS) 14. 15-Curt Turpin, Jefferson City (DNS)

Heat 1-- 1. D. Henson (2); 2. B. Dunham (3); 3. Berry (5); 4. Beach (7); 5. Clancy (6); 6. Dent (4) DNF; 7. Turpin (1) DNF Heat 2-- 1. Russell (2); 2. Bias (6); 3. Roark (7); 4. C. Henson (4); 5. C.Dunham (5); 6. Strange (1); 7. Lear (3) DNF

Hobby Stocks (13 cars)-- Feature-- 1. 12G-Gage Wineland, Syracuse (1); 2. 4-Eddie Lavery III, Tipton (3); 3. 11-Mike Schrader, Sedalia (2); 4. 14-Kevin Prall, Sedalia (4); 5. 77-Will Register, Sedalia (5); 6. 10X-Cole Canada, Fulton (9); 7. 171-Chuck Coffey, Windsor (6); 8. 2X-Rudy Wirts, California (11); 9. XX-AJ Wirts, California (7) DNF; 10. 8-Bryan Alumbaugh, Tipton (10) DNF; 11. 88-Rodger Deatherage, Windsor (12) DNF; 12. 4A-Laura Atkinson, Eldon (8); DNF;l 13. 15-Katie Goodson, Sedalia DNS

Heat1-- 1. Wineland (7); 2. Lavery (3); 3. Register (5); 4. AJ Wirts (4); 5. Canada (6); 6. R. Wirts (2); 7. Goodson (1) DNF Heat 2-- 1. Schrader (3); 2. Prall (6); 3. Coffey (5); 4. Atkinson (4); 5. Alumbaugh (1); 6. Deatherage (2) DNF

Winged Sprint Cars (20 cars)-- Feature-- 1. 28-Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia (10); 2. 15-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg (2); 3. 75-Tyler Blank, California (11); 4. 86-Kyle Bellm, Nixa (3); 5. 1X-Brad Ryun, Higginsville (8); 6. 0-Randy Martin, California (13); 7. 34-Corey Nelson, Eugene (4); 8. 24S-Rickjy Stangl (1); 9. 65-TJ Muths, Sedalia (19); 10. 00-Mitchell Moore, Edgerton,KS (14); 11. 9-Casey Baker, Lone Jack (7); 12. 4-Evan Martin, California (6); 13. 99-Andrew Turley, Sedalia (17); 14. 10-Will Register, Sedalia (15); 15. 49B-Ben Brown, Marshall (16); 16. 49-Tyler Elliott, California (12) DNF; 17. 48-David Brown, Marshall (DNF); 18. 18X-Nathan Ryun, Higginsville (5); DNF; 19. XX-AJ Wirts, California (18) DNF; 20-24C-Lanny Carpenter, Clarksburg DNS.

Heat 1-- 1. Stangl (2); 2. Nelson (1); 3. Baker (4); 4. Cornell (6); 5. R. Martin (5); 6. B. Brown (3); 7. Wirts (7) Heat 2-- 1. Walton (2); 2. N. Ryun (1); 3. B. Ryun (3); 4. Blank (6); 5. Moore (4); 6. Turley (5); 7. Muths (7) DNF Heat 3-- 1. Bellm (1); 2. E. Martin (3); 3. D. Brown (4); 4. Elliott (6); 5. Register (2); 6. Carpenter (5) DNF

 

 

Bubak earns $2K for URSS Wheatshocker Nationals victory

7/14/2014 By NICK SCHWIEN

nschwien@dailynews.net

There's a youth movement in the 305 sprint car ranks of the United Rebel Sprint Series.

Jake Bubak is leading the charge. The youngster from Arvada, Colo., validated his United Rebel Sprint Series national championship last year by besting a field of top-notch drivers Sunday night at the Wheatshocker Nationals at RPM Speedway in Hays.

"Last year, we won the national championship and didn't even win a national race," said Bubak, who pocketed $2,000 Sunday. "It was really frustrating because the year before, I won like three of them and didn't win the national championship. Most main event wins are awesome, and it's good to win for these Colorado guys. They've had a bad weekend. My buddy Zac Taylor and Adam Trimble both wrecked cars. And Coby Pearce did, too. It sucked not having them here, but hopefully we made them proud by winning here tonight."

Bubak had his work cut out for him. The 20-car feature showcased drivers such as C.J. Johnson, Luke Cranston, Brian Herbert, Ty Williams, Steven Richardson, Zach Blurton and Ray Seemann.

"Congratulations to the Bubak team," said Herbert, a veteran sprint car driver from Dodge City who finished third. "He's a young gun. He's going to be tough. He's a good race car driver."

Bubak was tough to beat, but his road to the front was tougher. He started 10th with a high-point average after locking himself into Sunday's main event with a fifth-place outing the night before.

That fifth-place finish didn't come easy, either. He was fifth in Saturday's qualifying feature, only to fall off the top of the track and drop to the rear of the field before rallying.

"We charged to the front and were up to fifth at one point," Bubak said. "We had a restart, and I went to the top and hit the cushion real bad and fell over the edge. That put us dead last. I watched the video (Sunday) morning. But we were able to get back to fifth. I was really frustrated with myself for making a big mistake like that. I may not have had something for Luke, but I think we could have gotten to second."

Cranston won Saturday night's feature, but Sunday night, Bubak bested Cranston and the rest of the field.

"(Bubak) was real fast," said Cranston, who finished second and picked up a Traeger grill for finishing the three-day weekend with the most points. "He's always fast. He's a heck of a young racer. He's going to have a heck of a career, and I'm excited for him. He did a great job.

"I was just searching for something to do to have something for him, and it was just kind of getting thinner and thinner there on the bottom. There was just nothing I could do."

Rookie Jeremy Huish started on the pole and led the first four laps before Koby Walters took the lead. But Walters' car came to a stop on the backstretch on lap 10, moving Jed Werner to the top spot. By that time, Bubak was third.

"On the starts, when the track is like that, you have to be aggressive," said Bubak, who passed both cars to take the lead on the restart. "Everyone is so fast when the track is like that. You have to kind of get all you can get at the start, then be patient when you get to lap traffic. ... They both missed the bottom on the restart, and I went by them."

Cranston moved to third on lap 14, then passed Werner for second on lap 16.

By lap 17, though, Bubak had a big advantage, leading by 3 seconds.

Back-to-back cautions bunched the field up, but Bubak powered away on the restarts.

On lap 23, Bubak led the field by 1.5 seconds. Lap traffic came into play on lap 25, but even that didn't slow down Bubak in the 30-lap feature.

"I was hoping that, but he was getting through there so clean," Cranston said about lap traffic slowing the front-runner. "He's getting quite a bit of experience under him now, and he's solid. My hat's off to him and his crew. They did a great job. I was really wanting to try to do something on the top of three and four, but it was too slick getting in. I couldn't get a good corner entry to stick it. There just wasn't much I could do."

Cranston held on to finish second, followed by Herbert and Blurton -- who started 11th. Richardson rounded out the top five.

Bubak, who won his fourth URSS race this year, became one of the youngest drivers to win the Wheatshocker Nationals, and the fifth different driver in six events to win the coveted prize.

"Luke's not old, but it's great," Bubak said about being so young and winning the crown. "He's usually the one with the most main event wins. It's cool to have a few more than him this year. I love racing with him and Brian Herbert and C.J. They're great competitors and race you hard and clean every night. You can't ask for more than that."

Johnson, after racing his 360 sprint car and finishing second in Nebraska on Saturday hight, won one of two B-mains to start 12th. He worked his way to sixth before he lost his steering under caution and had to drop out after only seven laps.

Johnson is the only driver to win multiple Wheatshocker titles (2008 and 2010).

"It stinks that C.J. fell out, because I've never won a race C.J. has been in," Bubak said. "He's probably the best out here. I want to win one he's actually in. But a big thanks to Myers Engines (of Ness City). On a flat-out track like that, it takes some horsepower, and we got it from them."

Feature results

1 Jake Bubak 2 Luke Cranston 3 Brian Herbert 4 Zach Blurton 5 Steven Richardson 6 Ty Williams - rocketing from 16th to win the Keizer Aluminum Wheels hard charger award 7 Jed Werner 8 Josh Fairbank 9 Jeremy Huish 10 Gavin Stout 11 Ray Seemann 12 Nate Berry 13 Bob Schaeffer 14 Joey Schmidt 15 Mike Hathaway 16 Jordan Randles 17 John Jacob DNF 18 Koby Walters DNF 19 CJ Johnson DNF 20 Keefe Hemel DNF

B1 - Blurton, Jacob, Randles, Hemel, Nate Berry, Kade Hagans, Kevin Schramek, Luke Lucero, Cody Lampe

B2 - Johnson, Stout, Williams, Schaeffer, Hathaway, Mike Taylor, Jared Kern, Aaron Ploussard, Kaden Taylor - DNS

Heat race winners - Blurton, Stout, Jacob

Winner of the Ozark Mountain custom BBQ grill sponsored by Federated Auto Parts and S & W supply was Luke Cranston with a 3 night total points of 440.

 

 

Cranston takes first night of URSS Wheatshocker

By NICK SCHWIEN

nschwien@dailynews.net

There might have been a bit of apprehension in the mind of Luke Cranston.

t had been a long time since the sprint car driver from Plains had a good run at RPM Speedway in Hays.

And earlier this season, Cranston — who grew up in Ness City — flipped his 305 sprint car at RPM.

On Saturday night, though, Cranston waited out a lengthy rain delay and washed away any ill thoughts by winning the first night of the United Rebel Sprint Series Wheatshocker Nationals.

“We haven’t had a real good run at Hays for, well, I don’t know, probably eight years maybe,” said Cranston, who races a 305 and 360 sprint car. “Back in about 2006, I did pretty good in the 360. We ran about fourth, which is about as good as we’ve ever done up here. We’ve been really fast, and I’ve screwed it up. And we’ve had some really bad luck. It was nice to get that monkey off our back and finally do something.”

Cranston dominated Saturday night’s 25-lap feature and kept his car clean — minus mud — during five cautions.

“We’ve got an awesome Myers motor in there, and Kirk had the setup nailed tonight,” Cranston said. “We made some changes after the heat race, which in southwest Kansas, you don’t do it very often — which is free the car up.We freed the car up and made it work a lot better. If I could hit the line right, it was just rocket-fast.”

With a big cushion built up around the outside of the track, several drivers found the berm a hindrance. Not Cranston.

He started third in the feature and trailed only pole-sitter John Webster after the first lap. On lap six, Cranston used the high line in turn four to fly to the front.

“I was afraid it wasn’t going to dry out enough for us to be able to do anything,” Cranston said. “Then it would have been follow the leader. But they did a great job. Rod (Bencken) and his crew did a great job with the track and getting it going with the rain. I can’t say enough about that. But I was worried that we weren’t going to get it going. We kind of had that outside working in three and four. We made that work for the pass for the lead. The car felt fast, but it made me feel good after that when I talked to Kirk on the red flag and he said we were doing really good. Then I could relax a little bit and just drive the car.”

Cranston bolted away from the field, even after the numerous restarts.

Ray Seemann, who started outside the front row, passed Webster for second on lap 12, and Brian Herbert moved into third on lap 15.

The fourth caution of the night — which resulted in a red flag — did the most damage. J.D. Johnson hit the large cushion in turn four and shot into the wall. He then was hit by Coby Pearce, severely damage both cars.

“The red helped me a bunch,” Seemann said. “We were way too tight. I hate to see those guys get tore up. But when the crew came out to make adjustments, I needed that bad.”

Seemann was faster after the delay to clean up the wreckage, but he still didn’t have enough to stick with Cranston.

“We didn’t have anything for Luke,” Seemann said. “Boy, he was fast in the corners. He was smoking.

“If we could have got in lap traffic and he would have gotten choked up, maybe we could have had him. But in free air, he was gone.”

Seemann finished second, followed by Herbert and Steven Richardson.

Jake Bubak, who was fifth on lap 15 before getting too high in turn two and falling off the track, rallied from the back of the pack to finish fifth.

Koby Walters was sixth, followed by 18th-starting Josh Fairbank — who won Friday night at WaKeeney Speedway — Webster, Joey Schmidt and Jed Werner.

The top 10 automatically locked themselves into Sunday night’s main event, that paid $2,000 to win.

A main 1. Luke Cranston 2. Ray Seeman 3. Brian Herbert 4. Steven Richardson 5. Jake Bubak 6. Koby Walters 7. Josh Fairbanks 8. John Webster 9. Joey Schmidt 10. Jed Werner 11. Jeremy Huish 12. Mike Hathoway 13. Gavin Stout 14. Zach Blurton 15. John Jacob 16. Kade Hagans 17. Taylor Velasquez DNF 18. JD Johnson DNF 19. Coby Pearce DNF 20. Ty Williams DNF Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger Award goes to Josh Fairbanks moving up 11 spots. Josh started in 18th place and finished 7th.

B1 Finish 1. Jake Bubak 2. Jed Werner 3. Jeremy Huish 4. Kade Hagans 5. John Jacob 6. Mike Taylor 7. Justin Schwein 8. Darren Berry 9. Luke Lucero 10. Aaron Plousard 11. Kaden Taylor DNS B2 Finish 1. Coby Pearce 2. Gavin Stout 3. Joey Schmidt 4. Josh Fairbanks 5. Mike Hathoway 6. Bob Schaeffer 7. Kevin Schramek 8. Jordan Randles DNS 9. Lance Davis DNS 10. Adam Trimple DNS Heat Winners H1 Steven Richardson H2 Brian Herbert H3 Ray Seeman H4 Ty Williams

 

 

Bayer Blasts to First Win of Season

Cody Morris Lucas Oil POWRi West Official Release

Saturday, July 12th Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The Western reps of Performance Open Wheel Racing, Inc. made their way to the whirling confines of Tornado Alley, their sixth visit to I-44 Riverside in the first full year of POWRi West.

An increased effort on surface preparation paid off and fans were treated to some savvy moves on the 1/5th mile red clay oval despite the near 100 degree temperatures and a wild 2nd heat race sent signs for what was to come in the 25 lap main event before a rapidly increasing fan base for the first year series.

Bixby’s Kevin Bayer had put the Jet Motorsports #91B into the lead in six separate POWRi West ventures this year without a win, but courtesy an impressive win in heat race #2, earned the pole position starting spot with West point leader and two time streaker Alex Sewell alongside.

Bayer won the dog fight to lead lap one and proceeded to match the feat each round, but Sewell stayed within striking distance, never allowing Bayer to truly settle in.

While the lead pair timed their marks, the action 100 feet back grew intense in the latter stages as Guthrie’s Michelle Decker led a pack of pilots feasting on both upper and lower grooves.

That grew into a five way battle between Decker, series promoter Eric Fenton, Owasso’s Ty Hulsey, Olathe, Kansas’ Tyler Nelson, and Piedmont sensation Grady Chandler.

Nelson was the first to find the high side and as he began pressing Chandler, the 14 year old moved up with him. As the pair advanced amongst Hulsey, Fenton, and Decker it became a true 5 way battle for third with each pilot opting for different lines on ether side of the track in search for advantage.

Back up front, Sewell waited patiently for any slip from Bayer, but Bayer completed a wire to wire run for his first win of the season aboard the EcoTec powered Jet Motorsports #91B. Side note - Bayer turned around just 30 minutes later and ousted local winged micro action as well from the tail of the field, before scoring third in Outlaw action at the end of his journey, delivering two wins and three podiums total to his camp!

Sewell settled for 2nd as he enters the home stretch in his bid for the Lucas Oil POWRi West championship.

That battle for third was extremely intense late and Grady Chandler showed his mettle, battling by Decker for third in the final laps to earn his first podium finish in just his third career Midget start. Decker ran fourth with Owasso’s Ty Hulsey taking a hard fought fifth.

Fenton once challenged Decker for third, but ultimately came in 6th amongst the beautiful chaos and Tyler Nelson, making the 5+ hour one way haul from east Kansas, put on a high flying show to be remembered for the next 4 weeks in his 7th place run.

Edmond’s Matt Johnson crossed the 25th round in 8th with Hurricane Hannah Adair claiming ninth and Texans Doug McCune and Jordan McPherson completing the finish.

The Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series takes a few weeks off to cool off before rebounding with two more runs at The Only 200 MPH Dirt Track in the World on August 9th and September 6th. The series then dances up the Turner Turnpike to Tulsa’s Port City Raceway on Saturday, September 28th before capping a sensational opening campaign with the 2nd Annual Twister Nationals at I-44 Riverside Speedway on October 10-11.

The Lucas Oil POWRi West promoting team, racers, and fans all extend our heartfelt thanks to the partners that have supported us in becoming the premier wingless open wheel series in the region, special thanks to IRaceTv, Factor One Racing, Fenton Graphics, Boss Chassis, MudX, Rod End Supply, KBR Performance, Tulsa Gas Technologies, The Dirty Knuckle Tavern, and of course our premier sponsor Lucas Oil.

For more information regarding the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series, Find, Like and Follow POWRi West on Facebook and Twitter, or visitwww.powri.com

Lucas Oil POWRi West A Feature (25 laps): 1. 91B Kevin Bayer (1); 2. 8 Alex Sewell (2); 3. 29s Grady Chandler (7); 4. 4m Michelle Decker (5); 5. 21 Ty Hulsey (10); 6. 14E Eric Fenton (4); 7. 88 Tyler Nelson (9); 8. 85 Matt Johnson (3); 9. 23 Hannah Adair (6); 10. 9u Doug McCine (11); 11. 7x Jordan McPherson (8); DNS: 17 Travis Scott Lap Leaders: Kevin Bayer 1-25

Factor One Racing Hard Charger: Ty Hulsey +5 KBR Performance/ Boss Chassis Hard Luck - Travis Scott Rod End Supply Award - Hannah Adair Dirty Knuckle Tavern 100 bonus cash - Tyler Nelson Autoglass Unlimited 25 bonus cash - Eric Fenton / Jordan McPherson Mud X award - Doug McCune

 

 

Fairbank Wins URSS Nationals at Wakeeney

WaKEENEY -- The car was fast in the heat race, so Josh Fairbank decided not to make any changes.

Instead, he sat back and relaxed as much as any racer can.

And at the end of the night, Fairbank was all smiles once again. The driver of the No. 51 sprint car won his first United Rebel Sprint Series feature of the year Friday night at WaKeeney Speedway.

While Fairbank didn't win his heat, he knew he had something special in his car. He ended up proving it, besting a field of top-notch drivers in the 30-lap main event.

"I think so," Fairbank said about having the car to beat. "I wish we could have started farther in our heat race, but it felt good coming from eighth to third. And getting around C.J. (Johnson) like that, I knew we had something for them. We didn't change anything going out for the A-main, and it was perfect."

Fairbank made the night perfect with his trip to the winner's circle, where he was swarmed by family, friends and his crew.

"When you go out in your heat race and you have (Darren) Berry and C.J. and J.D. (Johnson), you know it's tough," Fairbank said. "All the heats were stacked. To come out and win one on these guys, it puts you up on a pedestal right now."

Fairbank started outside the front row, alongside rookie Jeremy Huish in the feature. It didn't take him long to jump to the lead, grabbing it by the first turn.

Then, he had to hold on and wait out the cautions.

The first came when Zac Taylor bumped tires with another driver. His sprint car hit the front-stretch wall and rolled. He then was tagged by Koby Walters, ending both drivers' nights and bringing out the red flag.

"It seemed forever," Fairbank said. "On the red, I was just talking to myself, saying, 'Calm down. Calm down.' I knew I was ahead by quite a ways, but the cautions kept coming. I knew I had a good lead on them, but the cautions kept bunching us up. It was a long one. I'm glad it's over."

That red flag erased Fairbank's large lead and put Luke Cranston and J.D. Johnson right on his tail.

J.D. Johnson got around Cranston on the restart as Ty Williams closed in on Cranston for the third-place spot.

Meanwhile, C.J. Johnson -- who started 11th after winning one of two B-mains -- made his way to fourth on lap 10.

But Williams recaptured the position on the next lap.

"He was stuck," Williams said about Fairbank. "He was running my line that I found early to get around a few cars. I thought it was going away, but it was still working for him. That's all the way the cars are set up. It looked to me his car was a little tighter than the way we had ours. But racing down in Oklahoma, I've learned a lot of things that have helped me get a little bit faster. We kind of put some of that to use tonight, and it worked."

J.D. Johnson's night ended on lap 16 when his engine failed, ending a solid night.

By lap 22, Fairbank worked his way to a two-second advantage over Cranston in second place. Then the third caution flew.

"I had no idea," Fairbank said about his big lead. "I was trying to change it up in the corner, change my marks, made sure I hit different marks each time. I figured as long as they couldn't time me, I would be all right."

Fairbank pulled away again on the final restart, cruising to the win and a $1,000 payout.

Williams inched by Cranston on the backstretch on the restart and held on to second for the final seven laps.

"But I already had committed," Williams said about riding the edge on the backside of the track to make the pass. "So one of us had to give. There was enough room in there. From where everyone is sitting, it looks like there's not much there. But these cars aren't very wide. When you see an opportunity like that, you have to take it when the track is like that."

Cranston held on to finish third, and C.J. Johnson was fourth. Steven Richardson rounded out the top five.

1 Josh Fairbank 2 Ty Williams 3 Luke Cranston 4 CJ Johnson 5 Steven Richardson 6 Zach Blurton 7 Jake Bubak 8 Ray Seemann 9 Taylor Velasquez 10 Brian Herbert 11 Darren Berry 12 Gavin Stout 13 Lance Davis 14 Adam Trimble 15 Coby Pearce 16 John Webster 17 Jeremy Huish 18 JD Johnson DNF 19 Koby Walters DNF 20 Zac Taylor DNF

 

 

Brown completes Brighton hat-trick with SOS

By Clayton Johns

BRIGHTON (July 13, 2014) – Mitch Brown (No.10b Haldex) led all 25 laps for his third straight win at Brighton Speedway with the Southern Ontario Sprints on Saturday night. Brown started on the pole after earning top qualifier and pulling the pole during the redraw on the frontstretch in front of the Brighton Speedway fans.

Brown dueled with Glenn Styres (No.0 O’Neil’s Farm Equipment) early on as he got by front row starter Paul Pekkonen (No.98 All Out Performance) on the opening lap. The race was slowed quickly on lap two as Chris Jones (No.11J Jones Automotive) rolled to a stop in turn one after contact with the frontstretch wall resulted in a broken front end.

Brown and Styres once again broke away from the rest of the field once the green flag waved again. Another caution at lap three was for a spinning Jamie Turner (No.11T Hank’s Discount Smokes) in turn three. Turner did not return. Kyle Fraser (No.01) drew a yellow one lap later after sliding to the infield in turn three following contact on the backstretch.

Once the race restarted, Styres tried to challenge Brown by moving down to the bottom. On lap seven, Styres attempted a slide job in turn four, but couldn’t get in front of Brown and slid over the cushion. The mistake allowed Brown to grow his lead until he made a similar mistake exiting turn two on lap 10. That brought Styres within two cars lengths.

The two drivers reached some dicey situations in lapped traffic on lap 11. Brown was forced to move to the bottom on a pair of occasions while Styres followed suit.

At the halfway mark, Rick Wilson (No.42w Riverside Bar & Grill) spun to the turn three infield, and Shawn Sliter (No.71s) tipped on his side in turn four to cause a red flag.

The restart led to 12 green flag laps to close out the race. On lap 16, Brown and Styres had separated from the top-five by a full straightaway. A four-car battle began to shape up for the final three spots in the top-five. Keith Dempster (No.5 Renway Energy), Pekkonen, Dain Naida (No.07x Townline Variety), and Justin Martin (No.7m Vortex Insulation) raced within a two car lengths of each other.

As Brown held off Styres through lapped traffic, Dempster secured the third spot and Pekkonen ran fourth. Naida stole the fifth spot away from Martin in the latter half of the race to complete the top-five.

Brown’s win extends his Brighton streak to three and he remains the only Sprint Car victor at the speedway this season.

In heat race action, an incident in heat two caused damage to a trio of cars after Brad Lodge (No.2 RBM Carriers) and Cory Turner (No.19 KT Tobacco) made contact after the initial green. Sliter was collected in the incident as well, but all three cars were able to start the feature. In heat three, Charlie Sandercock (No.57 Excel Tower Service) flipped in turn one after losing a right rear tire. The damage to the rear-end and the top wing was too severe for Sandercock to make the feature.

The Southern Ontario Sprints are back in action on Saturday, August 2 at South Buxton Raceway before returning to Brighton on August 9.

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Entries: Race 7 – Brighton Speedway – July 12, 2014

0 Glenn Styres – Ohsweken, Ont. 01 Kyle Frasen – White Lake, Ont. 07x Dain Naida – Tecumseh, MI 2 Brad Lodge – Stouffville, Ont. 5 Keith Dempster – Alton, Ont. 7M Justin Martin – St.Thoman, Ont. 10b Mitch Brown – Brantford, Ont. 10c Bob Crawford – Sutton, Ont. 11j Chris Jones – Picton, Ont. 11t Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre, Ont. 15 Mike Ferrell – London, Ont. 15aw April Wilson – Joyceville, Ont. 19 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre, Ont. 25 Warren Mahoney – Lefroy, Ont. 42w Rick Wilson – Joycevill, Ont. 57 Charlie Sandercock – Carrying Place, Ont. 66 Frank Baranowski – Hamilton, Ont. 71s Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne, Ont. 84 Tyler Rand – Picton, Ont. 98 Paul Pekkonen – Brockville, Ont.

Heat 1 Results (8 Laps – Top 3 to Redraw) 1. 10b Mitch Brown (1) 2. 84 Tyler Rand (2) 3. 0 Glenn Styres (4) 4. 7m Justin Martin (3) 5. 07x Dain Naida (6) 6. 11t Jamie Turner (7) 7. 25 Warren Mahoney (5)

Heat 2 Results (8 Laps – Top 3 to Redraw) 1. 01 Kyle Fraser (3) 2. 5 Keith Dempster (7) 3. 15 Mike Ferrell (6) 4. 66 Frank Baranowski (5) 5. 2 Brad Lodge DNF (1) 6. 19 Cory Turner DNF (2) 7. 71 Shawn Sliter DNF (4)

Heat 3 Results (8 Laps – Top 3 to Redraw) 1. 11J Chris Jones (4) 2. 42w Rick Wilson (3) 3. 98 Paul Pekkonen (1) 4. 10c Bob Crawford (2) 5. 57 Charlie Sandercock DNF (6) 6. 15aw April Wilson DNF (5)

Sanderson’s Tire and Automotive Southern Ontario Sprints A-Main (25 Laps): 1. 10b Mitch Brown (1) 2. 0 Glenn Styres (4) 3. 5 Keith Dempster (6) 4. 07x Dain Naida (13) 5. 98 Paul Pekkonen (2) 6. 7m Justin Martin (10) 7. 84 Tyler Rand (5) 8. 25 Warren Mahoney (15) 9. 42w Rick Wilson (9) 10. 71s Shawn Sliter (19) 11. 10c Bob Crawford (12) 12. 15 Mike Ferrell (7) 13. 19 Cory Turner (18) 14. 66 Frank Baranowski (11) 15. 2 Brad Lodge (16) 16. 01 Kyle Fraser DNF (8) 17. 11t Jamie Turner DNF (14) 18. 11j Chris Jones DNF (3) 19. 15aw April Wilson (DNS) (17) 20. 57 Charlie Sandercock (DNS)

The Southern Ontario Sprints 2014 season is proudly presented by Speedway Motors, Wiseco Pistons, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum, Imagefactor.ca Motorsport Designs and Photography, Kreitz Oval Track Parts, Canadian Motorsports Expo, Sanderson’s Tire and Automotive, and OnDirtRacingNews.com.

Find the Southern Ontario Sprints online at www.southernontariosprints.com. For live updates, race results and more, follow the SOS on Twitter @SOSsprints. Find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SouthernOntarioSprints.

Photos courtesy of Rod Henderson, www.canadianracer.com.

 

 

Open Wheel Nationals offers Mega-Thrills St. Croix Falls, WI, July 11 and 12, 2014

by Greg Parent and Terry Lehnertz

St. Croix Valley Raceway hosted its third annual Open Wheel Nationals, Friday and Saturday night, July 11 and 12. All four classes in competition for the annual event saw incredible action and excitement. Three, four, and sometimes even five-wide racing was taking place all weekend long at the racy quarter-mile bullring, featuring a bevy of last lap passes and an opening night photo-finish.

The night one WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature saw defending OWN champion Josh Bazey bring the 20-car field to green alongside of fourth heat race winner Justin Oestreich. Oestreich went to the point early, followed by Bazey and Mitch Weiss. Coming up fast was eighth starting Cory Crapser, who was up to fourth with two laps in, and he charged past Bazey and Weiss by lap four. A quarter of a mile later, Crapser dispatched Oestreich for the lead. Behind Crapser, Oestreich, Denis Czech, Weiss, Bazey and Jason VandeKamp were all vying for position. Things settled down in the second half of the race, with the exception of Joe Chaplin Jr., who was charging hard. Chaplin failed to finish his heat race, and raced from last to first in the B-feature. Starting in the ninth row of the A-main, Chaplin cracked the top ten prior to halfway and blasted up to fifth on a late race restart. At the double checkers it was Crapser winning the opening night feature for his second Valley victory in the space of three weeks. Behind the #07 of Crapser were Oestreich, VandeKamp, Bazey and Chaplin.

Passing was the order of the night through most of the Advantage RV Modified Tour main event, with four top ten finishers qualifying through the B-feature. Fourth heat race winner Keith Tourville and Brandon Jensen brought the field to green with Jensen and first heat race winner Buzzy Adams setting the early pace with frenzied three-wide action behind them. An eight car pile-up brought out the yellow for the third time just four laps in, but the three-wide action resumed on the restart, with Mike Stearns joining Jensen and Adams in the battle up front. Adams started to take control and gained a few car lengths over Jensen, while Stearns was diligently working his low groove. By lap eight, Stearns and Jensen swapped spots and Stearns set to reel in Adams. Just past the halfway mark, the leaders tangled in turn three, resulting in Stearns being sent to the rear on the restart. Back under green Adams took control again, while Dale Mathison and Matt Leer battled for second. Eventually, Jesse Glenz and Jason Grimes – who had each qualified through the B-feature – joined the fray making it a four car battle for second. Adams went on to win the opening night feature ahead of Jensen, who got hot again late in the race to take second over Glenz, Grimes and Andy Jones, another racer who came through the B-feature.

Two Upper Midwest Sprintcar Series victories in the same week in two different cars is nothing unusual for veteran racer Brooke Tatnell. The thrilling manner in which his 27th career UMSS win came on Friday night July 11 at the Open Wheel Nationals certainly was not something race fans have the privilege of watching every night though. Back in the familiar white #14 Nelson sprinter, Tatnell put on a show for the fans coming from the 18th starting position to sit in the Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup/Rock Auto Victory Lane at the 1/4 mile St. Croix Valley Raceway when the final checkers waved. When Tatnell forgot to scale following his heat race, it meant the "Awesome Aussie" who now resides in Forest Lake would have to come from the back in both his Challenge race and the main event. Tatnell tuned up for the feature by racing from 10th to 4th in the Challenge, then started 18th in the feature. The three heats for the 20 cars on hand were won by 2013 UMSS Champion Chris Graf, Altoona, Iowa driver Carson McCarl, and Cam Schafer, who was doing double duty for the weekend in both sprint car divisions. Following Challenge race victories by young Gunner Cummings and versatile racer from nearby Deer Park, Rick Kobs, Graf ended up the high point earner. Graf drew the five pill for the feature race invert. This meant that Schafer and Kobs would occupy the front row. At the drop of the green, many fans were watching Tatnell figuring he was going to be one motivated driver coming through the field. Kobs led the first ten laps, as the race was slowed once under caution with six laps in. Tatnell was up to seventh in just six laps! McCarl challenged Kobs for the lead following the restart and took the top spot on lap 11. Two laps later contact on the front stretch between Kobs and the lapped car of Dave Becker saw Becker slide sideways. Rookie racer Jamey Ogston got collected in the accident, causing heavy damage to his car and Becker's sprinter. Kobs also limped into the infield area, as all three cars were out of action. Tatnell was now sitting in fifth place. Two laps later he advanced to fourth with the leaders in sight. The third and final caution blinked on with 19 laps scored for a spin in turn four. This set the stage for a six lap shootout to the checkers between McCarl and Tatnell. On lap 21, Tatnell edged by McCarl for the lead. McCarl battled hard to regain the top spot, but Tatnell was just too strong. McCarl had to settle for second. A very impressive run by rookie Ryan Bowers saw the #199 car equal his career-best third place finish in just his 11th start in a winged sprint. Graf and Schafer completed the top five. Commenting after the races, Tatnell stated, "We're committed to race at Knoxville tomorrow night, but if they rain out early enough I want to be back here and try for a weekend sweep. It's a blast racing with these guys, and the level of competition has definitely gotten better since when I first started running with the UMSS."

It did not take Mike Mueller long to earn his third career UMSS Traditional sprint car feature win. In fact, it took just five days to be exact. Coming off his second career UMSS win at Proctor Speedway last Sunday night, Mueller held off Jimmy Kouba by mere inches for his first St. Croix Valley Raceway win in a non-winged sprint and his second consecutive in the series. The finish was so close that Mueller stated afterwards, "I wasn't sure that I had won until they signaled me to go to Victory Lane. I saw Jimmy Kouba alongside of me racing to the checkers. Wow that was a fun race." Mueller was joined by his father Herb and crew in Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup Victory Lane to celebrate his inaugural SCVR sprint car win. With 18 non-winged Traditional sprints signed in, equaling the series record for most cars on hand, three 10 lap heats were run using the usual passing and finishing point system. Rookie Jon Lewerer along with Johnny Parsons III and current point leader Cam Schafer won the heats. Schafer ended up being the high point driver, and much to his chagrin, he drew the #8 pill for the feature race invert. Mike Mueller and Jake Kouba sat on the front row for the 25 lap main event. Kouba, who has been running extremely strong during the past several races, took the early lead. The race was slowed after one lap for a spin and then again after two laps for a crash in turn two. Chase Viebrock got sideways and collected Parsons and 2011 TSCS Champion Kevin Bradwell. The cars of Parsons and Bradwell suffered extensive damage in the accident and were done for the night. Viebrock restarted at the tail but only lasted one lap before he pulled off with damage sustained to his car in the crash. Jake Kouba meanwhile opened up a comfortable lead over Mueller and Rob Caho, Jr. when the race went green again. The third and final caution flew with 11 laps scored when Scott Brandt bounced off the turn two wall and stopped. Caho got on the binders and pitched his car sideways but still slid into Brandt's car. The resulting contact pinched off a header on Caho's car and he retired to the infield. It appeared that the top lane was starting to work for Caho, but his night was over. Two laps after the restart, leader Jake Kouba suddenly pulled off the turn one exit with smoke and steam coming from his 2K sprinter. It was later discovered that the radiator cap had come off, ending his bid for his second win. Mueller sped past, as the race stayed under the green flag. With Jake Kouba out of the race, his father Jimmy Kouba began closing the gap on Mueller. Soon it was a two car battle up front. Jimmy Kouba tried several times to get by Mueller, as the pair raced clean for the lead. On the final lap, it was a drag race off turn four to the checkers with Mueller winning by the closest of margins. Kouba settled for second but during post-race tech his car was disqualified for that pesky illegal carburetor booster height infraction.

Feature action for night two of the Open Wheel Nationals started with what should have been thought impossible. The UMSS Traditional Sprints topped the ultra-exciting finish of the previous night’s race by stretching the tension over the entire 25 laps and including six cars in the race-long battle for the win. Following an opening lap caution, the feature ran nonstop to the checkers. The outcome was not determined until two-time and defending series champion Rob Caho, Jr. of Wyoming, MN pulled off a last lap, last corner pass coming out of turn four to the checkers! Rookie driver Mike Walters had been absolutely impressive in this race, leading 24 3/4 laps of the feature only to lose out to Caho in the waning moments coming to the finish. For Caho, it was his fourth win of the season and 19th career TSCS triumph. In his post-race interview from Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup Victory Lane, Caho stated, "I saw the two to go signal and figured I better not be a pansy and get up on the steering wheel if I wanted to win this deal." Get up on the wheel he did, as the high groove was to Caho's liking as it is on many race nights. The crowd went wild as Caho powered around the top side in turns 3-4 while Walters held to his line that he had run the entire race about a car length or so above the bottom. For the second night in a row, the outcome was in doubt to the checkers. You just cannot get much better racing in any division for that matter, than what was witnessed by fans in the TSCS sprints at the 2014 edition of the Open Wheel Nationals. After point leader Cam Schafer and Jimmy Kouba won the heat races, Schafer earned the right to pull the invert pill. Schafer drew a five pill which put Mike Walters and Jimmy Kouba on the front row for the feature. The caution blinked on before one lap could be completed when Chase Viebrock, Johnny Parsons III and Jeff Pellersels tangled in turn four. All cars were able to restart, but Parsons dropped out a few laps later. The race would then run nonstop to the checkers, as Walters held a narrow lead for most of the race with six cars in the lead pack. Positions changed hands before Walters on several occasions as the laps clicked off under green. Jimmy Kouba challenged for the lead, then Caho took a peak up top, and then Schafer was in the battle. Mike Mueller and Jake Kouba also were in the lead pack. Coming to the white flag, Caho was gaining ground up top and had moved past Schafer into second a few laps earlier. Caho roared around the high side at both ends of the track while Walters was steady and strong in the lower groove he had been running throughout the race. As Caho powered off turn four on the final lap, the blue #78 slipped by the white #27 with the crowd cheering. Caho crossed the line about a car length ahead for the win. Walters certainly caught the attention of fans and fellow drivers with his strong performance. Schafer, Jimmy Kouba, Mueller and Jake Kouba completed the top six. Another rookie competitor, Alex Peper also turned in a very solid effort with a seventh place finish followed by Viebrock, Josh Hendrickson and Mike Haseltine.

Night two for the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds had Dan Wheeler and third heat race winner John Remington sitting on the front row with Remington showing the way at the start. Justin Oestreich followed Remington through lap four, and took over the point on the fifth circuit. Jason VandeKamp took over second on lap eight, followed by Mitch Weiss, Cory Crapser, Tony Schill and Jason Schill. Crapser gained third at the crossed flags while Oestreich continued to lead over VandeKamp. Inside of ten laps to go, the top two exchanged positions and Oestreich briefly drifted back to third. When Crapser was unable to continue after a late caution, Oestreich was back up to second. At the end of 25 laps, VandeKamp claimed his second Open Wheel Nationals title and third OWN feature win over Oestreich, Jason Schill, Travis Saurer and Tony Schill.

With the IRA 410 Outlaw Sprints rained out at Rice Lake Speedway, Scotty Thiel and his team decided to head over to the St. Croix Valley Raceway on Saturday July 12 and pull their 360 sprint car out of the hauler in an attempt to repeat his Open Wheel Nationals title from last year. At the end of the night, the young Sheboygan racer once again was "The Real Deal" at the 1/4 mile bullring winning in his second appearance of the season with the UMSS. Thiel celebrated with his crew following his eighth career UMSS victory in Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup/Rock Auto Victory Lane to conclude the UMSS portion of the this popular annual event. Commenting after the win, Thiel stated, "We are racing with the IRA full-time this season and running wherever we can when they don't race. With Rice Lake raining out early, it was an easy decision to head over here and race with the UMSS at a track where we have had success in the past. The UMSS always thanks us for racing with them, and that is something we don't always see over on the other side of the state. I have to thank my parents, my awesome crew and all of our sponsors for giving me the opportunity to drive a sprint car. It's a blast!" With the field pared down a few cars from the opening night due to three drivers heading to Knoxville and four cars out of action on account of crash damage or mechanical issues, the fourteen cars on hand ran two heats and two Challenge races to set the lineup for their 25 lap main event. 2013 UMSS Champion Chris Graf of Glencoe won the first heat while 2011-2012 UMSS Champion Jerry Richert, Jr. of Forest Lake topped the second heat. Challenge race victories went to Thiel and rookie Ryan "Showtime" Bowers of Ham Lake. Bowers continues to impress in his first year behind the wheel of a winged sprint car, and he was the high point driver following the usual double round of qualifiers. Bowers found the pill draw to his liking when he pulled the zero pill for a straight-up start based on passing and finishing points from the heats and challenge races. Thiel would line up outside Bowers on the front row. Thiel left little doubt in anyone's mind that he would be the car to beat, as he blasted to the early lead on the second start attempt following a caution on the opening lap when Cam Schafer spun in turn four. Schafer would restart tail-end and make an impressive charge through the field though. A stretch of 22 laps of green flag racing saw Thiel pull out to a commanding lead while Graf garnered the runner-up spot on lap 8 from Bowers. With Schafer coming all the way from the tail to battle Graf for second, his bid for a victory came to an end up when he sat sideways in turn four with steam coming from under the hood with 22 laps scored. Thiel's big lead was erased with Graf and Bowers now right behind him. Thiel was able to hold off Graf over the final three circuits for the win. Graf, Bowers, 12th starter Cody Hahn, and Chad Patterson completed the top five. For Patterson, the 2011 UMSS Co-Rookie of the Year, it was his best career finish in a winged sprint and he and his dad wore big smiles on their faces after the races.

Facing a 40-lap marathon, Andy Jones sat on the pole alongside of Scott Splittstoesser for the big Advantage RV Modified Tour headliner. At the drop of the green, Splittstoesser used the early preferred higher groove to set the early pace in front of Jones, Dale Mathison, Jason Haugerud, 2012 OWN champion Dave Cain and eighth starting Jesse Glenz. Splittstoesser was strong down the middle while Jones was building momentum off a high cushion, which finally bore fruit for Jones on lap seven as he took over the point. By lap ten, Glenz worked the low groove up to second – then the leaders set out on a nearly 20-lap high-low battle for the ages. Lap after lap after lap Advantage RV tour announcer Larry Nelson bellowed the phrase “side-by-side” over the PA system. Each time the Jones/Glenz duo crossed the start-finish line, Jones’ advantage could only be measured in eye-blinks. With twelve laps remaining, the slightest hiccup finally changed the dynamic…Jones jumped the cushion in turn two. That tiny opening was all Glenz needed to wrest firm control of the point and he immediately set out to stretch his lead. Distracted by the epic battle for the lead, many fans missed equally exciting battles through the field, like the nearly identical high-low tussle for third between Dave Mass and Friday night’s hard-luck runner, Mike Stearns. Stearns started tenth on the grid and methodically worked towards the front to do battle with Mass, and later Jason Grimes. In the waning laps, Jones drifted back to the battle for third and Stearns used traffic to move up to second in the last few hundred feet of the race. The forty laps ended with a jubilant Glenz celebrating the win on just his second night ever at St. Croix Valley Raceway. Behind Stearns, Jones, Grimes and Mass completed the top five, capping off a dazzling, thrill-filled weekend at The Valley.

Regular weekly competition returns to SCVR this weekend along with the NVSR vintage race cars. More details and information may be found on the track’s website, www.SCVRaceway.com, as well as their Facebook page.

Open Wheel Nationals results, night one – July 11 Advantage RV Modified Tour A Feature – Kevin Adams, Brandon Jensen, Jesse Glenz, Jason Grimes, Andy Jones, Dave Cain, Matt Gilbertson, Jake Miller, Larry Zeller, Travis Saurer, Jason Voigt, Jason Haugerud, Matt Leer (DNF), Dale Mathison (DNF), Mike Stearns (DNF), Chet Atkinson (DNF), Dave Mass (DNF), Johnny Broking (DNF), Doug Gustafson (DNF), Keith Tourville (DNF) B Feature – Jason Haugerud, Jesse Glenz, Jason Grimes, Jake Miller, Andy Jones, Chet Atkinson, Travis Saurer, Jason Voigt, Adam Ayotte, Bob Broking (DNF), Jayson Good (DNF), Tim Baxter (DNS) Heat 1 – Adams, Leer, Mass, Miller, Ayotte, Baxter Heat 2 – Cain, Johnny Broking, Gustafson, Jason Haugerud, Grimes, Atkinson Heat 3 – Zeller, Jensen, Gilbertson, Jones, Voigt, Good (DNF) Heat 4 – Tourville, Stearns, Mathison, Glenz, Bob Broking, Travis Saurer

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds A Feature – Cory Crapser, Justin Oestreich, Jason VandeKamp, Joe Chaplin Jr., Denis Czech, Andy Jones, Mitch Weiss, Doug Toepper, Kyle Hallin, Tony Schill, Shane Gerwing, Tyler English, Jason Schill (DNF), Travis Saurer (DNF), John Remington (DNF), Jacob Toepper (DNF), Eric Gadach (DNF), Alan Bohlman (DNF), Jason Hall (DNS), Josh Bazey (DQ) B Feature – Joe Chaplin Jr., Kyle Hallin, John Remington, Tyler English, Elizabeth Toepper, James Giossi, Kevin Marlett, Cory Bruggeman, Tim Baxter, David Mastell, Robert Ellsworth, Colbie Gallipo, Travis Taylor, Jared Gorka (DNF), Greg Arnt (DNS), Jesse Krause (DNS) Heat 1 –Bazey, Crapser, VandeKamp, Gerwing, Elizabeth Toepper, Gallipo (DNF), Bruggeman (DNF), Krause (DNF) Heat 2 – Weiss, Czech, Hall, Gadach, Hallin, Marlett, English, Gorka (DNF) Heat 3 – Saurer, Tony Schill, Jones, Doug Toepper, Baxter, Mastell, Taylor, Ellsworth (DNF) Heat 4 – Oestreich, Bohlman, Jason Schill, Jacob Toepper, Remington, Giossi, Arnt, Joe Chaplin Jr. (DNF)

UMSS Winged Sprints Alpha Apparel & Promotions Ultimate Sprint Race #1 (7 laps): 20G Chris Graf, 28 John Sernett, 9 Jared Goerges, 10x Jennifer Eriksen, 7M Bob McVitty DNF, 7 Dave Becker DNF, 14 Brooke Tatnell DQ. Meeks Video Ultimate Sprint Race #2 (7 laps): 27 Carlson McCarl, 63 Jerry Richert Jr, 199 Ryan Bowers, 34 Rick Kobs, 34TW Gunner Cummings, 3TK Tony Kaus, 37 Sye Anderson. Track Rat Photos Ultimate Sprint Race #3 (6 laps): 5c Cam Schafer, 23 Cody Hahn, 15 Chad Patterson, 91 Davey Heskin, 03 Jamey Ogston, 5 Anna Kouba. Driverwebsites.com Challenge Race #1 (10 laps): Cummings, Bowers, Heskin, McCarl, Sernett, Eriksen, Hahn, Anderson, Kouba, McVitty DNF. Sprintsource Challenge Race #2 (10 laps): Kobs, Graf, Ogston, Tatnell, Schafer, Patterson, Richert, Goerges, Kaus, Becker. Mastell Brother Trailer Service Feature (25 laps): Tatnell, McCarl, Bowers, Graf, Schafer, Heskin, Richert, Sernett, Goerges, Patterson, Hahn, Anderson, Cummings, Kouba, Kaus, Kobs DNF, Ogston DNF, Becker DNF, Eriksen DNF, McVitty DNS.

UMSS Traditional Sprints Hoosier Racing Tire Heat #1 (10 laps): 69S Jon Lewerer, 55 Joseph Kouba, 78 Rob Caho Jr, 81 Alex Peper, 21 Jimmy Kouba, 23 Jake Hendrickson. Driverwebsites Heat #2 (10 laps): 12 Johnny Parsons III, 50 Chase Viebrock, 27 Mike Walters, 95 Kevin Bradwell, 1 Jeff Pellersels, 17B Eric Becker. Sprintsource.com Heat #3 (10 laps): 54 Cam Schafer, 2K Jake Kouba, 87 Mike Mueller, 7B Scott Brandt, 34 Denny Stordahl, 21J Jori Hughes. Mastell Brothers Trailer Service A Main (25 laps): Mueller, Lewerer, Walters, Joseph Kouba, Hughes, Pellersels DNF, Jake Kouba DNF, Caho DNF, Brandt DNF, Schafer DNF, Becker DNF, Viebrock DNF, Bradwell DNF, Parsons DNF, Jimmy Kouba DQ, Hendrickson DQ, Peper DQ, Stordahl DQ.

Open Wheel Nationals results, night two – July 12 Advantage RV Modified Tour Feature – Jesse Glenz, Mike Stearns, Andy Jones, Jason Grimes, Dave Mass, Dale Mathison, Jason Voigt, Matt Gilbertson, Scott Splittstoesser, Matt Leer, Travis Saurer, Jason Haugerud, Scott Miller, Doug Gustafson, Chet Atkinson (DNF), Dave Cain (DNF), Jake Miller (DNF), Jayson Good (DNF), Keith Tourville (DNF) Heat 1 – Glenz, Jones, Grimes, Stearns, Saurer, Good, Scott Miller (DNF) Heat 2 – Mathison, Haugerud, Voigt, Atkinson, Leer, Tourville (DNF) Heat 3 – Mass, Cain, Splittstoesser, Gilbertson, Jake Miller, Gustafson (DNF) WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds Feature – Jason Vandekamp, Justin Oestreich, Jason Schill, Travis Saurer, Tony Schill, Josh Bazey, Joe Chaplin Jr., Mitch Weisst t Miller, Doug Gustafson, Chet Atkinson (DNF), Dave Cain (DNF), Jake Miller (DNF), Jayson Good (DNF), Keith Tourville (DNF) Heat 1 – Glenz, Jonesp,Grimes,Stearns, Saurer, Good, Scott Miller (DNF) Heat 2 – Mathison, Haugerd, Voigt, Atkinson, Leer, Tourville (DNF) Heat 3 – Mass, Cain, Splittstoesser, Gilbertson, Jake Miller, Gustafson (DNF) UMSS Winged Sprints Mastell Brothers Trailer Service Feature – Scotty Thiel, Chris Graf, Ryan Bowers, Cody Hahn, Chad Patterson, Jared Goerges, Gunner Cummings, Tony Kaus, Jerry Richert Jr. Rick Kobs, John Serenett, Anna Kouba (DNF), Cam Shafer (DNF), Sye Anderson(DNF) Driverwebsites.com Challenge Race 1 – Scotty Thiel, Cam Shafer, Rick Kobs, Sye Anderson, Gunner Cummings, Chris Graf, Anna Kouba Sprintsource.com Challenge Race 2 – Ryan Bowers, Jared Goerges, Tony Kaus, Chad Patterson, Cody Hahn, John Sernett, Jerry Richert Jr. Heat 1 – Graf, Patterson, Cummings, Bowers, Schafer, Sernett, Kouba Heat 2 – Richert Jr., Anderson, Kaus, Thiel, Goerges, Kobs, Hahn UMSS Traditional Sprints Hoosier Racing Tire Heat #1 (10 laps): 54 Cam Schafer, 78 Rob Caho Jr., 87 Mike Mueller, 50 Chase Viebrock, 5 mike Haseltine, 69s Jon Lewerer, 7B Scott Brandt DNF, 21J Jori Hughes DNF. Track Rat Photos Heat #2 (10 laps): 21 Jimmy Kouba, 2K Jake Kouba, , 27 Mike Walters, 1 Jeff Pellersels, 81 Alex Peper, 12 Johnny Parsons III, 23 Josh Hendrickson, 95 Kevin Bradwell. Mastell Brothers Trailer Service A Main (25 laps): Caho, Walters, Schafer, Jimmy Kouba, Mueller, Jake Kouba, Peper, Viebrock, Hendrickson, Haseltine, Lewerer, Pellersels, Brandt, Hughes DNF, Bradwell DNF, Parsons DNF.

 

 

BADGER MIDGET SERIES

“Gehrke outduels Daum to win Lincoln” “Fairbury rained out”

Lincoln, Ill., July 11. – Chett Gehrke edged Zach Daum to win Friday Night’s 30-lap POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Series co-sanctioned feature at Lincoln Speedway. Pole-sitter Parker Price-Miller, paced the first seven laps before Darren Hagen moved into the top position. Daum passed Hagen for the lead on a Lap 14 restart, with Gehrke in fourth position. Gehrke passed Daum for the lead four laps later, and the next lap the caution appeared for a stalled car. Daum passed Gehrke for the lead on the restart. Gehrke regained the lead from Daum five laps later. Gehrke driving the Skip and Diana Matteson-owned Spike/Fontana No. 11 finished ahead of Daum who moved back into the POWRI points lead. Hagen, Austin Brown, and rookie Spencer Bayston completed the top five. A heavy rainfall overnight and continuing into Saturday morning, forced officials to postpone the Saturday Night July 12 co-sanctioned event at the Fairbury (Ill.) American Legion Speedway. RESULTS 30-lap Feature:1. Chett Gehrke; 2. Zach Daum; 3. Darren Hagen; 4. Austin Brown; 5. Spencer Bayston; 6. Parker Price-Miller; 7. Terry Babb; 8. Nick Knepper; 9. Garrett Aitken; 10. Jake Blackhurst; 11. Joe B. Miller; 12. Shane Hollingsworth; 13. Jake Neuman; 14. Robbie Ray; 15. Jacob Patton; 16. Isaac Chapple; 17. Ryan Chriswell; 18. Seth Motsinger; 19. Darren Kingston; 20. Tyler Thomas; 21. Andrew Felker; 22. Colten Cottle. Semi Feature Winner: Bayston. Heat Race Winners: Hagen, Daum, Price-Miller, Patton. Cars Present: 29 Feature Lap Leaders: Price-Miller 1-7, Hagen 8-14, Daum 15-17, Gehrke 18-19, Daum 20-24, Gehrke 25-30. Current Badger Midget Series points: 1. Christopher Bell 545; 2. Tanner Thorson 439; 3. Rico Areu 423; 4. Zach Daum 392; 5. Parker Price-Miller 335; 6. Andrew Felker 333; 7. Darren Hagen 324; 8. Jake Blackhurst 279; 9. Brandon Waelti 216; 10. Scott Hatton 158.|

 

 

FIRST TIME IN VICTORY LANE FOR PROUTY

by Steve Zwemke (HARTFORD, S.D.) -- After a fifth place finish in the Express Copy and Printing Late Model Street Stock point standings in 2013 it appeared almost certain that Billy Prouty was destined for victory lane in the not too distant future. It finally happened for the Alexandria, South Dakota racer on Saturday night when he led the last 14 laps of the A-Main. It didn't come without a fight, however. Defending track champion Travis Schreurs covered Prouty like a blanket for most of the race, even pulling alongside the leader a number of times. Prouty took Schreurs' line away on the high side of the track. Schreurs tried to get by using a lower line but couldn't overtake Prouty. Additionally, Prouty never made a mistake on which Schreurs was able to capitalize. "It was very nerve-wracking. I'm still shaking," Prouty answered after the race. The win came at a great time for Prouty who had his worst finish of the season (14th) a week ago. Rod Barse led the race's first lap and finished third. Meanwhile, Gary Brown, Jr. suffered his second straight DNF. He lost the points lead to Schreurs last week and now trails by 46 points. Prouty passed Cory Yeigh in the standings to move into third. Tommy Barber joined Micah Schliemann as a two-time winner in the Coffee Cup Fuel Stops 360 Sprint Car division. He led all 20 laps on a track that stayed on the heavy side. Ryan Bickett gained on Barber by taking a lower line through turns one and two but Barber caught on as he saw the nose of Bickett's number 17 ride as a caution came out with seven laps to go. Barber used the strategy to stay in front for the rest of the race and win for the first time since May 3. Bickett finished second followed by Eric Lutz, Dusty Ballenger and Joe Riedel. Tim Dann was handed the USRA B-Modified win after Tyler Johnson failed to pass the post-race inspection. Johnson put on quite a show during the race. Coming from the sixth row, he created several three-wide situations, with his number 91 as the middle car! But, a disqualification for an illegal rear suspension gave the win to Tim Dann. Dann had also led part of the race. He started fourth. Dennis Martin and Dave Kennedy were scored in second and third respectively. Martin started ninth. Brock Hess was fifth. He holds a 31 point lead over Martin. It took five laps for Tim Waltner to wrestle the lead away from Travis Vanden Top in the USRA Hobby Stock feature. Derrick Scott was the only other driver to get by Vanden Top. Though fast, he was unable to get by Waltner by the end of the 12 lap race. It was Waltner's first win since opening night and the 29th of his career at I-90 Speedway. Laura Ebbesen was back in victory lane after leading all 10 laps of the Fast Auto Wash Super Chargers A-Main. A caution with three laps to go failed to stop her momentum as she beat Justin Peterson and Michalob Voeltz to the finish line. I-90 Speedway's annual Powder Puff race provided plenty of action. Nine drivers entered this year's event and no fewer than three of them led in the six-lap duel. Kerri Swensen and Jordayn Smith battled door-to-door during the final two laps, even trading paint in the final turn, but Swensen edged Smith at the line. Swensen raced Laura Ebbesen's Super Charger while Smith was in Justin Peterson's car - the same cars that finished one-two in the Super Chargers feature. Friendly's Clark and the Coffee Cup Fuel Stops present racing action this Saturday night. All five Paramount Racing Series divisions are on the schedule with hot laps beginning at 6:30 p.m. and heat races at 7:00. Log onto www.i90speedway.com for more information. Also, like I-90 Speedway on Facebook and follow on Twitter @racei90.

RESULTS SATURDAY, JULY 12, 2014 360 SPRINT CARS A Feature: 1. Tommy Barber, 2. Ryan Bickett, 3. Eric Lutz, 4. Dusty Ballenger, 5. Joe Riedel, 6. John Lambertz, 7. Troy Schreurs, 8. Matt Ziebarth, 9. Jesse Lindbergh, 10 Dale Furby, 11. Kevin Flowers, 12. Zeb Larsen, 13. Justin Glaser Heat Winners: Dusty Ballenger, Troy Schreurs LATE MODEL STREET STOCKS A Feature: 1. Billy Prouty, 2. Travis Schreurs, 3. Rod Barse, 4. Kevin Larson, 5. Matt Jensen, 6. John Hoing, 7. Brylee Gough, 8. Jim Hoing, 9. Cory Yeigh, 10. Kipp De Groot, 11. Zach Van Voorst, 12. Gary Brown Jr., 13. Jared Nelson Heat Winners: Rod Barse, Kipp DeGroot USRA B-MODIFIEDS A Feature: 1. Tim Dann, 2. Dennis Martin, 3. Dave Kenndy, 4. Aaron Wiersma, 5. Brock Hess, 6. Nick Wranek, 7. Nick Barger, 8. Jackson Hale, 9. Doug Wallis, 10. Marty Myers, 11. Tyler Tesch, 12. Chris Goetz, 13. Cameron Vande Weerd, 14. Connor Vande Weerd, 15. Adam Sage, 16. Dustin Kruse, 17. Bryan Park, 18. Rodney Cook, 19. Miah Christensen, 20. Tyler Johnson Heat Winners: Nick Wranek, Brandon Kruse, Tyler Johnson USRA HOBBY STOCKS A Feature: 1. Tim Waltner, 2. Derrick Scott, 3. Travis Vanden Top, 4. Dylan Fitzpatrick, 5. Dustin Gulbrandson, 6. Mike Chaney, 7. Brian Hoing, 8. Zach Olivier, 9. Jason Bradley, 10. James Adams, 11. Matt Grisham, 12. Brian Campbell, 13. Andrew Siemonsma, 14. Michael Weidert Heat Winners: Derrick Scott, Dustin Gulbandson SUPER CHARGERS A Feature: 1. Laura Ebbesen, 2. Justin Peterson, 3. Michalob Voeltz, 4. Josh Downs, 5. Donna Bumann, 6. John McDaugale, 7. Josh Lien, 8. Chad Carpenter Heat Winner: Michalob Voeltz POWDER PUFF A Feature: 1. Kerri Swensen, 2. Jordayn Smith, 3. Wendy Campbell, 4. ReAnn Smith, 5. Amanda Carmondy, 6. LaTonia Florey, 7. Shelby Thomas, 8. Ashley Blake

 

 

BRIGHT PICKS UP WHERE HE LEFT OFF AT BRIDGEPORT

The Amercian Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) midgets returned to action on the Bridgeport Speedway quarter mile for the first time since June of 2011. With one win to his credit this season, Collegeville, PA driver, Alex Bright was looking forward to the return to the Logan Township Speedway where he won his very first ARDC midget feature in May of 2011 - in just his second season of ARDC competition.

It was a reconfigured quarter mile track that awaited the wingless midgets with banking increased earlier this season.

After running some experimental lines during his qualifying event, Bright drew the pole for the start of the twenty-five lap feature event. "I was kind of lucky," Bright related. "By the time I drew, most of the high numbers were already taken."

Bright took the green at the start but immediately was pressured by 2013 ARDC Champion, Trevor Kobylarz. Bright led the first six laps but when he moved up the track on lap seven, it was the opportunity that Kobylarz was looking for as he shot into the lead. Kobylarz led through the half way point of the race with Bright keeping pace with the leader. Brenden Bright ran in third followed by Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. and current ARDC point leader, Steven Drevicki.

The leaders caught up to the back of the pack and had to negotiate their way around the lapped traffic. As the leaders approached the car of Austin Burke, Kobylarz elected the inside while Bright went to the outside. Bright took the lead as Kobylarz made his way around Burke. As Kobylarz pressed to retake the lead on the next circuit, he lost the handle on his Caf Waldorf #1, bringing out the caution on lap fifteen.

Bright raced the distance for this second win of the season with Brenden Bright taking second. Drevicki took over third with five to go to finish ahead of Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. Nick Wean rounded out the top five.

2013 Bridgeport Champion, Ryan Watt, did double duty on Saturday night in both the Big Block Modifieds and the midgets. Watt drove Fred Schell's #75 to a sixth place finish on the quarter mile.

Heat races were won by Brian Gilmore, John Barnett, Jr. and Drevicki.

ARDC returns to the high banks of the Grandview Speedway for another Open Wheel Spectacular with the Hilborn TSRS 305 Sprint Cars on Sunday, July 20th.

ARDC MIDGET FEATURE (25 laps – 1/4 mile track)

1. Alex Bright, 2. Brenden Bright, 3. Steven Drevicki, 4. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr., 5. Nick Wean, 6. Ryan Watt, 7. Shawn Jackson, 8. Trevor Kobylarz, 9. Brett Arndt, 10. Austin Burke, 11. Brett Wanner, 12. John Barnett, Jr., 13. Tony Kunsman, 14. P.J. Gargiulo, 15. Greg Fitzpatrick, 16. Carey Becker, 17. Clayton Glassman, 18. Tyler Brehm, 19. Brian Gilmore, DNS – Danny Stratton, Tony DiMattia

 

 

CARYER WINS AT NEW PARIS FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

NEW PARIS, Ind. (July 12, 2014) – For the second consecutive year, Jarry Caryer won the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints (AVBBSS) feature at New Paris (IN) Speedway on Saturday, July 12.

Following Caryer across the finish line included Chris Nuenschwander and Joe Swanson. The top-five finishers were filled out by Jason Blonde and Davey Hamilton Jr.

Heat race victories went to Teddy Alberts and Blonde Cox while Jason Fuller was the Hamilton Trucking Fast Qualifier with a lap of 11.446 seconds at 78.630 mph.

The Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints returns to action on Saturday, July 19 at M-40 (MI) Speedway.

For more series information on the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints, visit www.SuperSprints.com.

1 75c Jerry Caryer 30
2 8 Chris Neuenschwander 30
3 7 Joe Swanson 30
4 42 Jason Blonde 30
5 60 Davey Hamilton Jr. 30
6 61 Kevin Feeney 30
7 44 Teedy Alberts 29
8 10 Ron Koehler 28
9 11x Tom Paterson 13
10 9 Jason Fuller 6
11 11g Tom Geren 5
12 100 Jim Payne 1

 

Virginia Sprint Series Race#10 Saturday July 12th 2014 IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series Mid-Atlantic Shenandoah Speedway Shenandoah, Va. Jerald Harris Right Place Right Time

Jerald Harris turned a good run in to a great finish as storms danced all around Shenandoah Speedway Saturday night. Charlie Ware and Tony Harris took heat wins before it was off to the feature with Chris and Charlie Ware pacing the field to the green. Charlie took off bringing Tony Harris along. Charlie was rolling along with Tony all over him until lap four where Tony got by and tried to run away. Tom Humphries, Jerald Harris and French Grimes were on a march to the front, Humphries and Jerald were fighting over seconds when right after half way the third place Humphries rolled to the infield leaving the others to chase Tony for the win. With five to go Tony had a great run starting to go bad as his right rear tire was wearing out and starting to vibrate. With just four to go he had to slow to make it to the end and Jerald went by then French Grimes passed Tony and took off after Jerald. Jerald was out front with French closing just as Anthony Linkenhoker passed Tony but no one would have time to catch Jerald Harris as time ran out and he crossed the finish line first. At the line it was Jerald Harris, French Grimes, Anthony Linkenhoker, Tony Harris, Charlie Ware, Chris Ware, Carl Simmons, Ron Moyers, Tom Humphries and Brian Lawson. Next Week it’s back to Dixieland Speedway in Elizabeth City, NC. For the second visit in the Summer Southern Tour. Thank you for your support Jim Haines Virginia Sprint Series RaceSaver Sprint Series IMCA Racing

 

Wild crashes and finishes at MRP

Marysville, CA. It was a night of close finishes and wild crashes. Saturday’s five division show at Paul and Kathy HawesMarysville Raceway Park once again produced a thrilling end to the MRP Winged Sprint Car main event. Marysville’s Brandon Dozier just beat a charging Kevin Lovell of Yuba City to the line. Phillip Shelby returned and won the MRP Super Stock feature as Kyle Davey scored in the MRP Mini Stock division. Olivehurst’s Eddie Hammett won the MRP Hobby Stock main event and Colusa’s Tim Maclaughlin grabbed the honors in the Pro 4 Sprint Car feature. This was a Contingency Connection event on H and H Trenching's Night at the Races.

In the MRP Winged Sprint Car feature front row starters Dozier and Lovell rocketed away from the field. On lap two, a knot of cars jousting for fourth place turned into a disaster.

Former MRP champion, Kelseyville’s Brent Dothage, and championship contender Heath Hall of Oroville collided at high speed at the end of the front stretch. Dothage started a series of wicked barrel rolls that ended when the car slammed into the first turn wall. Hall fought for control, but he, too, flipped over on his side during the grinding wreck.

Dothage was shaken but unhurt in the wild ride. Hall was through for the evening as well. Later it was discovered that Hall had a mechanical failure that caused his car to suddenly slow with Dothage running over Hall’s left rear tire. The track video clearly shows the genesis of the accident.

The restart had Dozier and Lovell renew their dice to the end. In a brilliant try, Lovell almost got by Dozier on the last lap, but the fleet Marysville chauffeur held off the attack and saw the checkers, finishing just ahead of Lovell. The crowd rose to its feet and roared their approval.

Yuba City’s Korey Lovell got a fine third ahead of Woodland’s Peter Paulson and point leader John Michael Bunch. Jeremy Hawes of Marysville and Fresno’s Mike Stallings took heat race honors.

Yuba City’s Phillip Shelby scored an impressive victory in the MRP Super Stock main event. After Shelby’s disastrous race last time out, the former champion was brilliant in his return to victory lane.

A big story was the early race retirement of point leader, Yuba City’s Jerry Bartlett. Bartlett was on a big run to the front just prior to his mechanical meltdown.

Former champion Corey Hall of Yuba City took advantage of Bartlett’s retirement and jumped into second and finished there ahead of impressive Bay Area driver Mike Walko, Marysville’s Rick Dozier and James Castleberry.

It will be very interesting to see how the points shake out when the race is declared official on Tuesday. Castleberry and Hall won the heat races.

The MRP Mini Stock event was won by Yuba City’s Kyle Davey. He survived a great duel with fellow Yuba City resident Jimmy Ford and went on to capture his second win of the season. For nearly half the race these two jousted for the lead in a very entertaining event.

James Foster of Linda came in third after a terrific battle with brothers Shaun and Damian Merritt who finished fourth and fifth respectively. Sacramento’s Mike Dehoogh took the checkers sixth. Davey swept the program by winning the heat race.

Local lady racer Misty Castleberry’s run for the season sweep in Pro 4 competition ended Saturday night. A massive engine failure, while leading, put the skids on the sweep. Colusa’s Tim Maclaughlin, a five time champion of the division, won the accident marred contest.

On lap three Orangevale’s Dan Morgan collided with a rapidly slowing car and flipped wildly coming to rest on the back chute, where it promptly caught fire. The track video shows immediate fire and rescue response and the fire was doused instantly. Morgan jumped out of the smoldering wreck unharmed.

In another wild moment, three laps later, Sutter’s Blake Scroggins lost control in turn one and flipped several times turning his car into a ball. He, too, was unscathed, but it was a wild ride just the same.

Maclaughlin beat former winner Matt Beadslee to the line for the victory. Maclaughlin also won the heat race.

In a fender and wall banging finish, Olivehurst’s Eddie Hammett scored another victory in the MRP Hobby Stocks. Hammett, in a race-long duel with defending champion Jeremy Hammons, scored the victory while traveling backwards on the track.

In a last ditch effort on the last turn of the last lap, leader Hammett and second running Hammons got together and Hammett spun, slammed into the front stretch wall and came sliding across the finish line; tail first.

It was the first time that this observer, after 25 years at the track, saw a feature event win scored while traveling backwards. Hammett was rocked by the impact with the wall, but was OK after a moment or two.

Next Saturday night is Kid’s Night at the Races. Anyone 12 and under, when properly supervised, is free. The track will give away bikes, have Mini Soap Box Racing for all the kids in attendance and stacks of cool toys, gadgets and racing decals to give away. This annual event is always a kick and this year it features the return of the mighty MRP Winged Sprint Cars for the first time in eight years to this event.

The MRP Wingless Sprint Cars will also be back after a three week hiatus. The MRP Mini and Hobby Stocks are also on the card with a return visit of the Vintage Hardtops

Gates open at 5 with racing at 7,

Look for the latest updates at www.marysvilleracewaypark.com or at the Marysville Raceway Park Facebook page.

Note: Please make this observer aware of any names that are misspelled or incorrect. The text is based on information we have at the time of its release. Complete finishes, stats, assessed penalties and points become official and available at the close of business on Tuesday and will be posted to the web site and facebook pages.

 

 

Caho With Thrilling Last Corner Pass For Win On Night #2 At The Open Wheel Nationals St. Croix Falls, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-12-14)

If the close finish on Friday night at the Open Wheel Nationals wasn't enough excitement, the UMSS Traditional sprint cars outdid themselves with one of the most spectacular feature races so far in the four year history of this series. Following an opening lap caution, the 25 lap feature ran nonstop to the checkers with six cars in the lead pack battling for positions all race long. The outcome was not determined until two-time and defending series champion Rob Caho, Jr. of Wyoming, MN pulled off a last lap, last corner pass coming out of turn four to the checkers! Rookie driver Mike Walters had been absolutely impressive in this race, leading 24 3/4 laps of the feature only to lose out to Caho in the waning moments coming to the finish. For Caho, it was his fourth win of the season and 19th career TSCS triumph. While Caho celebrated in Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup Victory Lane, the "Voice of the Valley" track announcer Terry Lehnertz prepared for the post-race interview on the second night of the Open Wheel Nationals.

In his post-race interview from Victory Lane, Caho stated, "I saw the two to go signal and figured I better not be a pansy and get up on the steering wheel if I wanted to win this deal." Get up on the wheel he did, as the high groove was to Caho's liking as it usually is on many race nights. The crowd went wild as Caho powered around the top side in turns 3-4 while Walters held to his line that he had run the entire race about a car length or so above the bottom. For the second night in a row, the outcome was in doubt to the checkers. You just cannot get much better racing in any division for that matter, than what was witnessed by fans in the TSCS sprints at the 2014 edition of the Open Wheel Nationals.

After point leader Cam Schafer and Jimmy Kouba won the heat races, Schafer earned the right to pull the invert pill. Schafer drew a five pill which put Mike Walters and Jimmy Kouba on the front row for the feature. The caution blinked on before one lap could be completed when Chase Viebrock, Johnny Parsons III and Jeff Pellersels tangled in turn four. All cars were able to restart, but Parsons dropped out a few laps later. The race would then run nonstop to the checkers, as Walters held a narrow lead for most of the race with six cars in the lead pack. Positions changed hands before Walters on several occasions as the laps clicked off under green. Jimmy Kouba challenged for the lead, then Caho took a peak up top, and then Schafer was in the battle. Mike Mueller and Jake Kouba also were in the lead pack.

Coming to the white flag, Caho was gaining ground up top and had moved past Schafer into second a few laps earlier. Caho roared around the high side at both ends of the track while Walters was steady and strong in the lower groove he had been running throughout the race. As Caho powered off turn four on the final lap, the blue #78 slipped by the white #27 with the crowd cheering. Caho crossed the line about a car length ahead for the win. Walters certainly caught the attention of fans and fellow drivers with his strong performance. Schafer, Jimmy Kouba, Mueller and Jake Kouba completed the top six. Another rookie competitor, Alex Peper also turned in a very solid effort with a seventh place finish followed by Viebrock, Josh Hendrickson and Mike Haseltine. Only three cars dropped out of the race.

The Traditional sprints will prepare for a two race weekend again next Friday at the St. Croix Valley raceway and on Sunday July 20 for their annual appearance at the Granite City Speedway. With his thrilling victory, Rob Caho, Jr. edged past Cam Schafer in the current point standings by a slim six markers. The Traditional sprints will throw one their lowest point show out at the end of the season to determine the champion, but for the time being the point standings show all events. As the season draws closer to the end, the standings will be updated to reflect the championship battle. Fans can keep updated on the results, points and other news by visiting the UMSS website at www.umsprints.com and clicking on the blue Traditional Sprint Car Series logo.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - St. Croix Va