Race Results From Coast to Coast

Action well worth the wait as Shingledecker holds off McCreadie
Brandon Spithaler runs away and hides with Peoples Sprint feature
 

Sarver, PA (April 22, 2016) If you stayed home because of the weather Friday Night, shame on you for six weeks! Despite an hour and 45-minute rain delay after just a few hot lap sessions, the Action Track Prep Crew provided a fast and tacky racing surface that provided some great action on the track that was well worth the wait!

Jeremiah Shingledecker held off one of the most talented drivers in the country in Tim McCreadie for the majority of the 25-lap Diehl Modified feature. McCreadie crashed the party due to Sharon’s rainout and he jumped into Brian Swartzlander’s backup car much to the pleasure of his fans that were decked out in their T-Mac attire Friday Night. Defending Track Champion Mat Williamson finished second after getting around McCreadie in the closing laps.

Brandon Spithaler absolutely dominated the Peoples Sprint feature, leading every lap, posting lap time almost a whole second faster than second place Jack Sodeman Jr., and lapping the entire field except Sodeman and George Hobaugh, (who had a great run to finish on the podium).

Joey Zambotti held off a late charge from Aaron Easler to score a win in the Pic-A-Part Sportsman feature and Kole Holden stole a late race win from a very impressive Chelsie Kriegisch in the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds; Kriegisch led the first 18 laps before giving way to Holden.

4.22.16

Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar 410 Sprint Feature: (25 Laps)
1. (22) Brandon Spithaler, Evans City
2. (23Jr) Jack Sodeman Jr., N. Jackson, OH
3. (40) George Hobaugh Jr. , Chicora
4. (11) Scott Priester, Rimersburg
5. (10) Carl Bowser, Sarver
6. (33) Brent Matus, Wampum
7. (23) Darren Pifer, Punxsy
8. (51) John Garvin Jr., Sarver
9. (24) Alex Paden, New Wilmington
10. (G1) Mike Miller, Chicora
11. (5) Bob McMillan, Apollo
12. (41) Matthew Gardina,
13. (4K) Bill Kiley, Cabot
14. (08) Dan Kuriger, New Brighton
15. (13) Brandon Matus, Wampum
16. (2) AJ Flick, Apollo
17. (40X) Cory Good, Smicksburg
Heat Winners: Scott Priester, Brandon Spithaler

Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modified Feature: (25 Laps)
1. (37MD) Jeremiah Shingledecker, Polk
2. (6M) Mat Williamson, St. Catharines ONT
3. (83X) Tim McCreadie, Watertown, NY
4. (61) Dave Murdick, Meridian
5. (165) Rex King Jr., Bristolville, OH
6. (777) Kevin Bolland, New Brighton
7. (23) Jimmy Weller, Liberty, OH
8. (13) Rick Regalski, Slippery Rock
9. (65) Rex King Sr., Bristolville, OH
10. (64) Rodney Beltz, Ellwood City
11. (96) Mike Turner, Herman
12. (83) Brian Swartzlander, Leechburg
13. (45) Steve Feder, Butler
14. (29) Garrett Krummert, Butler
15. (3K) Shawn Kozar, Renfrew
16. (88) Shawn Fleeger, Butler
17. (28) Tom Winkle, Mars
18. (66M) JR McGinley, Fairmont City
19. (75) Jeff Miller, Sarver
DNS (96B) Bob Warren, Slippery Rock
Heat Winners: Rex King Jr., Garrett Krummert

Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman Feature: (20 Laps)
1. (948) Joe Zambotti, Kittanning
2. (11) Aaron Easler, Butler
3. (66) Joe Kelley, Mt. Pleasant
4. (28Y) Terry Young, Butler
5. (27) Brandon Wearing, Callery
6. (C33) Corey McPherson, Tarentum
7. (25) Brett McDonald, Saxonburg
8. (30) Bob Egley, Kittanning
9. (10) Jim Fosnaught, Tarentum
10. (380) Pat Hanley, Monroeville
11. (17R) Stan Riggle, Ford City
12. (21) Jeff Miller, Natrona Heights
13. (91) Sadie Siegel, Saxonburg
14. (26) Mike Bordt, Mars
15. (31) Noah Brunell, New Alexandria
16. (35) Tyler Dietz, Saxonburg
17. (3S) Paul Schreckengost, Creighton
DNS (29B) Scott Byers, Butler
DNS (9R) Roger Stivenson, Freeport
Heat Winners: Tyler Dietz, Joey Zambotti

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models Feature: (25 Laps)
1. (2) Kole Holden
2. (10) Chelsie Kriegisch
3. (14) Jerry Schaffer
4. (35W) Jeremy Weaver
5. (77N) Nick Ritchey
6. (10D) Darin Gallagher
7. (41) Brian Schaffer
8. (35) Steve Slater
9. (84) Joshua Seippel
10. (24S) Jessica Shea
11. (JD57) Jordan Ehrenberg
12. (63) Jessica Kriegisch
13. (4) Will Schaffer
14. (8) Kyle Martell
15. (14S) Justin Shea
Heat Winners: Kole Holden, Nick Ritchey

Car Count Total: 71
Peoples TWP Sprints: 17
Diehl Modifieds: 20
Pic-A-Part Sportsman: 19
RUSH Sportsman Mods: 15

 

 

Tony Seidelman Wins WMRA Opener At Ephrata

By Ben Deatherage

Ephrata, Washington- With pretty much the entire Pacific Northwest getting rained out the Washington Midget Racing Association was able to open their 2016 campaign up on Saturday April 23rd. The WMRA would travel to Ephrata Raceway Park, located in central Washington, which is nestled on the eastern foothills of the Cascade Mountain range. A total of seven entries would report representing the state of Washington and the Canadian province of British Columbia.

Abbottsford, British Columbia’s Sawyer Lind would be the early race leader when the main event would get under way. Before too long he would be overtaken by Orting pilot Skeeter Flake. Flake would set the pace for some time but would be challenged by Tony Seidelman.

Flake and Seidelman would contest for the lead in close quarter fashion as they separated from the main body of the field. Seidelman, now residing in Marysville, was able to capitalize on a slight error from Flake and made the pass around lap eighteen. Seidelman, after fighting fuel issues for the majority of the night, would construct a large lead and would go on to win the race.

Skeeter Flake was second followed by Abbottsford, British Columbia veteran Troy Globe, in third. The rest of the top five would consist of Sawyer Lind in fourth and fifth finishing Shawn Breitzman of Spanaway.

Skeeter Flake was quickest in time trials while Shawn Breitzman was victorious in the Trophy Dash. Only one heat race was ran and Tony Seidelman got the job done and won it.

The WMRA will take a few weeks off before traveling to Agassiz Speedway, in the Canadian province of British Columbia, on May 14th. For the latest news and information log on to http://www.wmraracing.wix.com/wmra . Also follow he Washington Midget Racing Association via Facebook by clicking “Like” on their page to follow them on your favorite mobile devices

Race Summary

Fast Time: 81-Skeeter Flake

Trophy Dash Winner: 4-Shawn Breitzman

Heat Race Winner: 84-Tony Seidelman

A-Main: 1. 84-Tony Seidelman, 2. 81-Skeeter Flake; 3. 11-Troy Globe; 4. 9-Sawyer Lind; 5. 4-Shawn Breitzman; 6. 7-Bobby Bird; DNS 2-Kenny Wood

 

 

Steven Richardson Scores First URSS Win Of 2016 At WaKeeney Speedway

The URSS/IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series rolled into Wakeeney Speedway Sunday night for round number two of the 2016 racing season. Fourteen teams made the trek to the 3/8’s mile oval and the fans were not disappointed as the Rebels put on a show with Liberal, Kansas driver Steven Richardson taking the win in a three lap shoot out with Ness City, Kansas driver Luke Cranston.

Nate Berry led the field to the green but the yellow flag flew before a lap could be scored as Craig Jecha spun in turn four to bring out the caution. Berry once again brought the field to the green with Steven Richardson taking the point with Berry, Lance Davis, CJ Johnson and Jeff Radcliffe rounding out the top five after the first circuit. With Richardson out front second running Berry pulled off the backstretch on lap three allowing Davis, Johnson, Radcliffe and Luke Cranston to move up into the top five. Cranston soon was on the nerf bar of Radcliffe taking away the fourth spot on lap five. Lap six saw third place CJ Johnson pull off the track with mechanical issues while back in the pack fourteenth starter Brian Herbert started making his way to the front weaving through traffic making up spots each lap.

John Webster made his way to fifth spot and set his sights on Jeff Radcliffe, with Jed Werner and Zach Blurton hot on their heels. Up front Richardson continued to lead with Lance Davis and Luke Cranston were starting to reel the leader in. Davis started to catch Richardson in lapped traffic and made it to the leader but could never make the move on Richardson. Meanwhile Cranston was right in the tire tracks of Davis using every bit of racetrack to take the runner up spot away. On lap eighteen Cranston made the pass stick and took over the second position relegating Davis to third.

The battle for the lead started to really heat up as Cranston put the pressure on Richardson. The pair diced it up for several laps with Cranston never quite making the pass when on lap twenty two the caution fell for the last time setting up a three lap shootout for the win. With the field bunched up once again Richardson took the point but this time Cranston was right on his tail tank. The pair battled it out as Cranston tried everything he could to gain the advantage on Richardson and as the white flag was waved Cranston made one final charge going into turn one. Richardson dove to the bottom to protect his line with Cranston trying to pull past Richardson coming off of turn two.

Behind them the race for the fifth spot was on as John Webster and Zach Blurton diced it out in turns three and for a Blurton tried to use the low line to dive under Webster to no avail. As the checkers fell it was Richardson taking his first win of the 2016 season with Cranston, Davis, Radcliffe and Webster rounding out the top five.

Steven Richardson also was victorious the in the Cash Dash. Willie and Kelsey Wynn sponsored he six car dash with the winner picking up $200.00 for the win. Steven Richardson, Ken Lutters, Jed Werner, Lance Davis, Craig Jecha and Aaron Ploussard were the six drivers in the dash.

Heat race winners were Ken Lutters and Lance Davis.

The Keizer Aluminum Racing Wheels Hard Charger Award went the Brian Herbert who came from his fourteenth starting position picking up seven spots to finish seventh.

Wakeeney KS results 4/24 1 Steven Richardson 2 Luke Cranston 3 Lance Davis 4 Jeff Radcliffe 5 John Webster 6 Zach Blurton 7 Brian Herbert 8 Jed Werner 9 Cody Lampe 10 Aaron Ploussard 11 CJ Johnson 12 Ken Lutters DNF 13 Craig Jecha DNF 14 Nate Berry DNF

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

Swanson, Allison, Scott, Hicks, Glasgow Take Opening Night Wins April 23, 2016

 WAYNESFEILD, Ohio (4/23/16) – The 2016 season opener at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio was a playground for a fleet of rookie drivers looking to get their start in the dirt racing arena. Drivers, some as young as thirteen years of age, flocked to the small town of Waynesfield for a season opener filled with nothing short of excitement and fun.

The Satellite Connections Non Wing Sprint Cars was a mixed field of rookie and veterans trying to set themselves up early in the point standings. Mike Miller and Kyle Simon, two weekly competitors, led the field of 19 to the opener green flag. Mike “Magic Man” Miller led the field into turn one and led the opening lap. Kody Swason, who has raced all across the country with USAC, began to make a run on Miller for the lead. The move was successful as Sawson came away with the lead pushing Miller back to second. Kyle Simon turned on the jets as he began to make it a three-way battle for the top spot. The battle would be cutoff for a series of caution flags involving cars in turns three and four. On the final restart, Swason got a great jump and pulled away from the field. Sawson, who never looked back, picked up the victory. Copper Clouse, who came up through the field late in the race, came home second. Mike Miller finished in third. Chad Wilson and Dustin Ingle picked up the heat race victories.

The Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints had the largest showing of rookie drivers. A powerful field of 22 cars signed in to compete with the AMSA series. After two false starts by rookies Dylan Troyer and Kobe Allison, veteran drivers Anthony Haas and Chase Dunham led the field to green. Dunham won the drag race into turn one and would lead the opening laps. Gunnar Lucius and Ty Tilton, both started in row three, got together exiting turn three and brought out the caution. Both drivers were battling for spots just inside the top five. Lucius’ bad luck was not over as he rolled the car upside down in the same spot midway in the race. The bad luck streak for the leaders claimed another victim with just four laps remaining. Chas Dunham spun around on the back stretch giving up the lead and victory to Kobe Allison. Rod Henning finished in second and Brad Strunk finished in third. Strunk, Henning, and Tilton picked up the heat race wins.

In Quest Federal Credit Union UMP Modified action, Tim Cornett and Casey Luedeke led the field of twenty to the opening green flag. Cornett and Luedeke battled up front for the top spot as the rest of the field stacked up two-by-two behind them. The field was so tightly bunched together in the opening laps; some would have thought the cars were coming to the green. The field began to spread out around the 1/3rd mile when Josh Scott, who started on the outside of row four, took the top spot. Luedeke, now in second, had to continue his battle with Cornett and hold off Bill Keeler who was approaching quickly. After clearing Cornett, Luedeke set his sights on Keeler to hold onto the runner-up spot. The pair battled down to the wire but Keeler was just too strong to hold off. Josh Scott picked up the win. Bill Keeler came home second with Casey Luedeke coming home third. Darryl Banks, Zach Schroeder, and Josh Scott picked up the heat race victories.

The Block Insurance Tough Trucks took the track with a strong field of 20, packed with rookie competitors. North-central Ohio drivers Chris Hicks and Derrick Hole led the field the start. Hicks won the drag race into turn one and began to pull away from the field. Brother and fellow competitor Mike Hicks turned on the jets and began to plow through the field from his inside row three starting spot. Hicks found ways around Hole and Twining moving into the second spot early in the race. Chris Hicks began to catch lap traffic causing him to lose some of the gap between him and his brother Mike. With five laps to go, traffic was extremely heavy moving Mike up and down the banking in every part of the track. The traffic was too great giving Chris Hicks the visit to victory lane. Mike Hicks finished in second with Matt Twining finishing third. Gabe Twining, Mike Hicks, and Neal Carter picked up the heat race wins.

The Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts rounded out the season opener. Keith Staley and Chris Tuttle led the field to the green flag. Staley won the drag race into turn one and led the opening lap. Weekly competitor James Sorrell began to make a charge through the field but was stopped short when he came up on Austin Scott. Scott, making his Compact debut, made a run for the lead. Staley was overpowered and began to fall back in the pack. Nick Glasgow, another driver who started deep in the field, made a charge through the field late in the race. After a battle with Sorrell and Scott, Glasgow found himself in the lead and taking home the checkered flag for the first time in his five-year racing history. Austin Scott came home second with James Sorrell taking third. Sorrell and Glasgow took home the heat race victories.

Waynesfield Raceway Park will be back in action next Saturday, April 30th with a full program of racing from the Satellite Connection Non Wing Sprints, Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints, Quest Federal Credit Union UMP Modifieds, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts. Gates open at 4PM with racing action at 7PM. All the latest Waynesfield Raceway Park news and results can be found online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook, and on Twitter by following @OfficialWRP.

RACE RESULTS

Satellite Connection Non Wing Sprints

Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. 14W-Chad Wilson[3] ; 2. 23S-Kyle Simon[5] ; 3. 53-Steve Little[7] ; 4. 24L-Lee Underwood[1] ; 5. 5A-Toby Alfrey[6] ; 6. 24A-Austin Troyer[8] ; 7. 23L-Corbin Loggins[4] ; 8. 37-Noah Dunlap[2] ; 9. 9N-Luke Hall[9]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[2] ; 2. 82-Mike Miller[5] ; 3. 14C-Cooper Clouse[6] ; 4. 21-Kody Swanson[3] ; 5. 74-Drew Rader[1] ; 6. 63D-Jim Dues[8] ; 7. 17-Kevin Myers[7] ; 8. 87-Paul Dues[4]

A-Main 1 (25 Laps) 1. 21-Kody Swanson[8] ; 2. 14C-Cooper Clouse[6] ; 3. 82-Mike Miller[1] ; 4. 14W-Chad Wilson[4] ; 5. 87-Paul Dues[16] ; 6. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[3] ; 7. 23S-Kyle Simon[2] ; 8. 74-Drew Rader[10] ; 9. 5A-Toby Alfrey[9] ; 10. 53-Steve Little[5] ; 11. 17-Kevin Myers[14] ; 12. 24A-Austin Troyer[11] ; 13. 37-Noah Dunlap[15] ; 14. 63D-Jim Dues[12] ; 15. 24L-Lee Underwood[7] ; 16. 23L-Corbin Loggins[13] ; 17. 9N-Luke Hall[17]

Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints

Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. 23S-Brad Strunk[1] ; 2. 22-Gunnar Lucius[4] ; 3. 22A-Kobe Allison[6] ; 4. 21B-Ryan Barr[7] ; 5. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[5] ; 6. 328-Becca Stiefel[3] ; 7. 22K-Justin Kirk[2] ; 8. 44-Audisty Brunk[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 15-Rod Hennings[1] ; 2. 66-Chase Dunham[5] ; 3. 48D-Dylan Troyer[3] ; 4. 12-Christopher Whipple[2] ; 5. 17P-Austin Powell[7] ; 6. 4X-Bradley Ashford[4] ; 7. 33-Andrew Heitkamp[6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps) 1. 42-Ty Tilton[3] ; 2. 81H-Anthony Haas[5] ; 3. 11-Corey Bedwell[6] ; 4. 7M-Mike Hessel[1] ; 5. 28K-Ron Kimmel[4] ; 6. 65-Chris Bound[2] ; 7. 7X-Taylor Cox[7]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps) 1. 22A-Kobe Allison[2] ; 2. 15-Rod Hennings[7] ; 3. 23S-Brad Strunk[8] ; 4. 65-Chris Bound[18] ; 5. 42-Ty Tilton[6] ; 6. 28K-Ron Kimmel[15] ; 7. 33-Andrew Heitkamp[20] ; 8. 11-Corey Bedwell[9] ; 9. 66-Chase Dunham[4] ; 10. 328-Becca Stiefel[16] ; 11. 48D-Dylan Troyer[1] ; 12. 81H-Anthony Haas[3] ; 13. 12-Christopher Whipple[11] ; 14. 17P-Austin Powell[14] ; 15. 22K-Justin Kirk[19] ; 16. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[13] ; 17. 21B-Ryan Barr[10] ; 18. 22-Gunnar Lucius[5] ; 19. 4X-Bradley Ashford[17] ; 20. 44-Audisty Brunk[22]

 

 

Zac Taylor Takes URSS Colorado Motor Sports Park Win

The 2016 URSS/IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series Colorado Region kicked off at the Colorado Motorsports Park in Byers Colorado with eighteen teams checking in at the pit gate. A strong contingent of Colorado teams as well as some from the Kansas Region made the trek to the 3/8’s mile oval to ear the first IMCA Colorado State points in the Sprint Car division in decades.

Mike Taylor and Zac Taylor led the field to the green flag with Taylor charging into the lead with Mark Walinder, Mike Taylor, Jed Werner and Coby Pierce rounding out the top five at the end of lap one. Adam Trimble and Austin Mclean powered their way past Pierce with Brian Hardman in tow on lap two. Lap five saw the leaders start to catch lap traffic Zac Taylor put the lapped car of Ryan Oerter between himself and second place Walinder. Back in the pack Mclean recaptured the sixth position with Hardman and Zach Blurton on his heels.

Lapped traffic was still in play as Zac Taylor opened up a substantial lead on second place Walinder as the cagey veteran had to weave his way through to catch up to the leader. Farther back in the pack, Mike Taylor, Jed Werner, Adam Trimble, Austin Mclean and Zach Blurton were all battling for position with Mike Taylor holding down the third spot with Werner hot on his nerf bar. Werner closed the gap and took over the third spot on lap fourteen. Trimble held off Mclean for the fifth position while the battle for the sixth spot heated up with Blurton taking the position away from Mike Taylor on lap eighteen.

As the laps wound down it was Zac Taylor still on the point with Walinder, Werner, Trimble and Mclean rounding out the top five. When the checkers fell it was Zac Taylor taking his first win of the 2016 season and claiming the first IMCA Colorado State points.

Heat race winners: Mark Walinder, Adam Trimble and Zach Blurton. The Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger Award went to Adam Trimble, moving up 4 spots.

A Feature 1- Zac Taylor 2- Mark Walinder 3- Jed Werner 4- Adam Trimble 5- Austin McLean 6- Zach Blurton 7- Mike Taylor 8- Brian Hardman 9- Justin Medlock 10- Keven Schramek 11- Mark Bensenberg 12- Ryan Oerter 13- Scott Rhoades 14- Clint Shubert DNF 15- Coby Pearce DNF 16- Luke Lucero DNS 17- Travis Alban DNS 18- Nic Sutton DNS

 

 

BACON BRINGS IT HOME IN MONTPELIER'S USAC SPRINT DEBUT

Brady Bacon methodically maneuvered his way from his sixth starting spot and, in a three-lap stretch a third of the way into the 30-lap feature, drove from fourth to first, passing Dave Darland on lap 12 and held off a late charge from Kyle Cummins to take the victory in front of a standing-room only crowd in the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship’s debut at Montpelier (Ind.) Motor Speedway Saturday night.

Bacon, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma earned ProSource Fast Qualifying honors in the early going, putting him outside of row three for the feature event. But, it was Darland, from his pole starting position, who quickly established the point at the start with Shane Cottle and Cummins in tow.

By lap five, the freight train of Darland, Cummins and Cottle ran nose-to-tail as they each took to the high side to pull away from the pack. Meanwhile, Bacon went to the bottom, hugging the infield tires as he rapidly reeled in third-running Cottle.

By the tenth lap, Bacon had disposed of Cottle for third, then ran down Cummins for the second spot one lap later before nearly getting by Darland, trailing by about a foot in a dead heat at the start/finish line before claiming the lead just moment later going into turn one on lap 12.

As Bacon blew by the top-three for the lead on the bottom, the trio of Darland, Cummins and Cottle followed suit by heading to the inside line on lap 13 when Cummins got by Darland for second. Cummins moved his car from the bottom to the top and back to the bottom in search of the fast way around as the race crossed the midway point.

An A.J. Hopkins backwards spin on the front-straightaway with 10 to go closed the gap between Bacon in first and second-running Cummins. On the restart, Bacon and Cummins both went to the inside with Cummins hounding Bacon, shadowing his every move, readying himself to pounce on any single slip-up that Bacon might encounter in the closing laps.

With seven laps to go, Cummins was able to get his right front wheel inside of Bacon’s left rear in turn two, nearly making contact, but was unable to make it stick, falling back roughly four car-lengths as the two headed into turn three, but a Bret Mellenberndt turn two spin brought out a yellow, providing Cummins with another shot.

After a restart with six to go, Cummins was looking to gain an inch, a yard, anything that would give him an opportunity to gain valuable ground on Bacon at the end, but he was never close enough to mount a serious challenge in the final laps as Bacon never blinked, distancing himself from the fading Cummins and taking the win in his Dynamics, Inc./Mean Green – Lykins Oil/Triple X/Williams Mopar.

With the victory, Bacon became the sixth different driver to win in the series’ first seven races of the 2016 season and, with his 14th career win in the number 69 car, became the all-time winningest driver in USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship “points-paying” races for the venerable Hoffman family team.

“I knew the bottom was a little greasy, so I was trying to drive around it in (turns) one and two; (turns) three and four were good from the start,” Bacon, the 2014 series champ, said. “Once it came in in (turns) one and two, I was able to drive by those guys and, from then on, just had to hold on. The car got a little evil right before and after that red (flag), but luckily, I didn’t make a mistake big enough for him to get around me. I made some mistakes, but we were able to keep it down on the low line and keep him behind us. We’re working hard because we haven’t had the start to the season we wanted, so we made some changes to the car and the first race out we won. Hopefully we can keep this momentum going into the summer.”

Princeton, Indiana’s Kyle Cummins once again put himself in a position to win, but came up just a little short of scoring his initial USAC victory in the Hank Byram/Vincennes University – Tim Mason ReMax/Mach-1/Cummins. In seven series races thus far in the 2016 season, it was his third 2nd place finish and his fifth top-three result, exemplifying how close he is to finally breaking through for that elusive triumph.

“Everything has been consistent with the car,” Cummins beamed. “I just have to thank these guys for working on the car. Everybody is working together and it makes my job easy because I can just focus on the racecar. It’s been a good start to the year; I’m hopeful we can just keep knocking them off.”

Dave Darland, of Lincoln, Indiana, led the first 12 laps of the feature in his Jeff Walker-Curb-Agajanian Racing/Jam-It-In Storage – Hoosier Tire/Maxim/Claxton before relenting the spot to Bacon, ultimately ending up third, which moved him into the top-five of the series point standings.

“It was tough to go from the lead to third after the top was so good,” Darland said. “Then, we were a little too tight to run the bottom. We had a good car, but I got into a rut down in turn one a couple times and it shoved the front end. Things didn’t go all that well at some points, but to get out of here with a third, we’re pretty happy.”

Contingency award winners included Brady Bacon (ProSource Fast Qualifier), A.J. Hopkins (Simpson Race Products First Heat), Robert Ballou (Competition Suspension (CSI) Second Heat), C.J. Leary (Benic Enterprises Third Heat & KSE Racing Products “Hard Charger”), Jerry Coons, Jr. (Indy Race Parts Semi), Chad Boespflug (Wilwood Brakes 13th place finisher).

USAC Amsoil National Sprints Cars 25 Entries 1. Brady Bacon, – Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 2. Kyle Cummins, – Princeton, Indiana 3. Dave Darland, – Lincoln, Indiana 4. Shane Cottle, – Kokomo. Indiana 5. Chase Stockon, – Haubstadt, Indiana 6. C.J. Leary, – Greenfield, Indiana 7. Jerry Coons, Jr., – Tuscon, Arizona 8. Carson Short, – Marion, Illinois 9. Jon Stanbrough, – Avon, Indiana 10. Justin Grant, – Ione, California 11. Thomas Meseraull, – San Jose, California 12. Robert Ballou, – Rocklin, California 13. Chad Boespflug, – Hanford, California 14. Aaron Farney, – Brookston, Indiana 15. Max McGhee, – Camby, Indiana 16. Colten Cottle, – Kansas, Illinios 17. Cole Ketcham, – Muncie, Indiana 18. A.J. Hopkins, – Plainfield, Indiana 19. Matt Goodnight, – Winchester, Indiana 20. Bret Mellenberndt, – Sioux Falls, South Dakota 21. Landon Simon, – Tipp City, Ohio 22. Isaac Chapple. – Willow Branch, Indiana FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-11 Darland, Laps 12-30 Bacon. KSE RACING PRODUCTS HARD CHARGER: C.J. Leary (15th to 6th) INDY RACE PARTS SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Coons, 2. Stanbrough, 3. C.Cottle, 4. Goodnight, 5. Ketcham, 6. Simon, 7. Mellenberndt, 8. Spencer, 9. Hanft SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Hopkins, 2. Farney, 3. Darland, 4. Bacon, 5. C.Short, 6. Stanbrough, 7. Goodnight, 8. Ketcham, 9. Hanft. 2:29.30 COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Ballou, 2. Grant, 3. Meseraull, 4. Chapple, 5. S.Cottle, 6. Weir, 7. Simon, 8. Coons. NT BENIC ENTERPRISES THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Leary, 2. Stockon, 3. Boespflug, 4. Cummins, 5. McGhee, 6. C.Cottle, 7. Mellenberndt, 8. Spencer. NT PROSOURCE QUALIFYING: 1. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.199; 2. Thomas Meseraull, 66, Amati-14.209; 3. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-14.255; 4. Jon Stanbrough, 81, Stanbrough-14.284; 5. Shane Cottle, 57, Hazen-14.297; 6. Kyle Cummins, 3R, Byram-14.330; 7. Dave Darland, 11, Walker/Curb-Agajanian-14.367; 8. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-14.374; 9. Chad Boespflug, 98E, NineEight/EZR-14.378; 10. Carson Short, 21, Short-14.385; 11. Justin Grant, 5, Baldwin-14.449; 12. Colten Cottle, 1RL, Lambertson-14.465; 13. A.J. Hopkins, 42G, Jackson-14.513; 14. Robert Ballou, 1, Ballou-14.521; 15. C.J. Leary, 17GP, Dutcher-14.585; 16. Aaron Farney, 15, Farney-14.588; 17. Isaac Chapple, 52, LNR-14.642; 18. Bret Mellenberndt, 97, Mellenberndt-14.645; 19. Matt Goodnight, 39, Goodnight-14.712; 20. Landon Simon, 24, LSR-14.715; 21. Max McGhee, 17, McGhee-14.772; 22. Cole Ketcham, 41K, Ketcham-14.777; 23. Scotty Weir, 18w, Keen-14.874; 24. Josh Spencer, 66J, Spencer-14.901; 25. Stuart Hanft, 69H, Hanft-15.569.

 

 

Barney Claims Patriot Sprint Tour Canada Opener at Merrittville
By Clayton Johns

THOROLD, Ont. – Jason Barney engineered his outside pole starting position in to his first feature win of the season in the non-stop 25-lap PST Fine Touch Collision Canadian Tour opener at the Merrittville Speedway on Saturday night.

Pole sitter Matt Tanner led the opening three laps before Barney claimed the point position at the exit of turn four on lap four. The two drivers battled side-by-side for two laps before Barney pulled away as the leaders reached lapped traffic.

Tanner handed the second spot to Quebec-native Steve Poirier on lap seven when he went over the berm in turn four. Defending Southern Ontario Sprints champion Mitch Brown didn’t allow Poirier the runner-up spot for long as he took the position on lap 11.

Brown pulled Pennsylvania native Jared Zimbardi along with him as the two drivers battled side-by-side amidst lapped traffic over the final 14 laps of the race. The battle allowed Barney to open a three-second lead over the two runner-up cars.

Barney escaped lapped traffic over the final five laps and cruised to the victory. Zimbardi edged Brown at the line for second as Poirier and Cory Turner completed the top-five. Barney also received the Shuttleworth’s Asphalt “Seals the Deal” winners bonus of $50 for his victorious efforts.

Heat winners were collected by Dane Lorenc, Jason Barney and Steve Poirier. Picking up the Evingham Site Excavation four lap Dash was Cory Turner.

The next event on the Patriot Sprint Tour schedule is next Sunday, May 1 where the series returns to the historic Five Mile Point Speedway for the first time since April of 2005. It will be the first full points show for the A-Verdi Storage Containers PST American Tour.

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The Patriot Sprint Tour is a traveling 360 Sprint Car series that visits facilities in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and the Ontario province.

Complete Results – Merrittville Speedway Spring Sizzler

Patriot Sprint Tour A-Main (25 Laps): 1. 87 Jason Barney, 2. 35 Jared Zimbardi, 3. 10 Mitch Brown, 4. 28FM Steve Poirier, 5. 97 Cory Turner, 6. 90 Matt Tanner, 7. 11 Jamie Turner, 8. 14H Jim Huppunen, 9. 22 Jim Porter, 10. 00 Dane Lorenc, 11. 17 Sammy Reakes, 12. 17x Dain Naida, 13. 33k Kyle Patrick, 14. 71s Shawn Sliter, 15. 01 Kyle Fraser, 16. 01k Mikey Kruchka, 17. 51 Lee Ladouceur, 18. 49 Todd Hoddick, 19. 7 Tom Huppunen, 20. 67R Pete Richardson, 21. 11J Chris Jones, 22. 27z Stan Zanchin, 23. 81 Derek Jonathan, 24. 67 Steve Collins.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 00 Dane Lorenc, 2. 81 Derek Jonathan, 3. 11 Jamie Turner, 4. 71s Shawn Sliter, 5. 67R Pete Richardson, 6. 27z Stan Zanchin, 7. 51L Lee Ladouceur, 8. 7 Tom Huppunen, 9. 3 Denny Peebles, 10. 91 Ryan Turner (DNS).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 87 Jason Barney, 2. 90 Matt Tanner, 3. 10b Mitch Brown, 4. 33k Kyle Patrick, 5. 22 Jim Porter, 6. 67 Steve Collins, 7. 49 Todd Hoddick, 8. 17x Dain Naida, 9. X Dan Bennett, 10. 77x Alex Hill.

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 28FM Steve Poirier , 2. 35 Jared Zimbardi, 3. 17 Sammy Reakes, 4. 01k Mikey Kruchka, 5. 14h Jim Huppunen, 6. 97 Cory Turner, 7. 47x Dylan Westbrook, 8. 11J Chris Jones, 9. 7m Justin Martin, 10. 01 Kyle Fraser.

Evingham Site & Excavation Dash (4 Laps): 1. 97 Cory Turner, 2. 81 Derek Jonathan, 3. 01k Mikey Kruchka, 5. 33k Kyle Patrick, 6. 22 Jim Porter.

Patriot Sprint Tour B-Main (10 Laps - Top 4 Transfer): 1. 51 Lee Ladouceur, 2. 17x Dain Naida, 3. 7 Tom Huppunen, 4. 49 Todd Hoddick, 5. 3 Denny Peebles, 6. 11J Chris Jones (Provisional), 7. 01 Kyle Fraser (Provisional), 8. X Dan Bennett, 9. 7m Justin Martin, 10. 47x Dylan Westbrook, 11. 77x Alex Hill

 

 

Virginia Sprint Series
Race #3 Saturday April 23rd 2016
IMCA RaceSaver Mid-Atlantic
Eastside Speedway Waynesboro, Va.
Jerald Harris Does a Wing Dance
The Harris boys are trying some new wing mounts on their cars and they seem to be working as Jerald Harris went to the front and stayed there. Heats kicked off the clear cool evening with Troy Severin and Tony Harris taking wins before it was off to the feature. Tony Harris and Bill Rice paced the field at the start with Harris out front on the low line with Rice taking his high line. Jerald Harris made his way to third and worked on Rice until getting by on lap five and taking off after Tony leaving Rice to battle Humphries. Jerald dove low and to the lead as Tony was getting loose and now had to hold off Humphries. Jerald was pacing the field as Humphries got under Tony but lost it the following turn taking Tony Harris with him. Jerald Harris took off after the quick yellow and Troy Severin got by Glenn Worrell for second and that’s how it would stay as Jerald Harris took his first win of the year. At the line it was Jerald Harris, Troy Severin, Glenn Worrell, Brian Lawson, Anthony Linkenhoker, Kevin Fletcher, Daren Bolac, Michael Keeton, JD Coats, Josh Perreault, Tony Harris, Bill Rice and Tom Humphries.
Next Week its back to Shenandoah Speedway Saturday night April 30th
Thanks you for your support Jim Haines
Virginia Sprint Series
IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series

 

Shane Cockrum wins at the line in sprint car feature at Lincoln Park Speedway - Jordan Almanza claims ‘Bomber Spring Fling’; Jake Humphrey and Josh Boller also score wins

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE – A lightning quick track was the setting for Saturday’s battle for the checkered flag over four classes of action at Lincoln Park Speedway. Shane Cockrum won the sprint car A-main by barely a car length over Brady Short. Jake Humphrey was the UMP Modified winner with Josh Boller winning his second UMP Super Stock feature of the season. Jordan Almanza parlayed a bit of good fortune into a $500 victory in the “Bomber Spring Fling.” Cockrum and Jeff Bland put on a show for the fans at the Putnamville oval during the first half of the 25-lap sprint car main event. The pair swapped the lead and went wheel-to-wheel into lapped traffic at the 12-lap mark as Kevin Thomas Jr. reeled the pair in ahead of Nate McMillin and Brady Short. With 10 laps to go, the leaders went 3-wide with a lapped car into turn four, but came out the other side still entangled in a struggle for the top spot. Cockrum and Bland’s battle for the lead drew most of the attention from the rapidly closing Thomas and Short, who entered the fray. Just six laps remained when some contact between the leaders led to a displeased Bland pulling to the pits. On the re-start, Cockrum maintained the lead, but Thomas and Short were hot on his tail tank to the white flag. As the leaders rocketed through turn three, Cockrum stayed on the bottom groove and on the throttle as he bounced a couple of times through turn four. However, he maintained enough momentum to edge Short at the line ahead of Thomas. Mario Clouser won the B-main and powered through the field for the fourth spot ahead of McMillin. Jake Humphrey has made many an exciting charge through traffic running the cushion at Lincoln Park Speedway during his young career. However, on Saturday night, Humphrey made the bottom work to his advantage, powering to the lead several laps into the A-main and holding off the advances of Cullen Goodman over the last 15 laps to pick up the victory. Humphrey started alongside JR Watkins on the front row and took over the point quickly as Goodman had his hands full with Brecken Prince during the first seven laps. Brent Hudson and Tyler Loughmiller were wheel-to-wheel behind the group in a battle for the fourth spot as Jay Humphrey and Josh McDaniel gave chase. By the midway point, Humphrey was working his way through traffic before a caution flag flew with five laps remaining. On the re-start, Humphrey mashed the throttle to stave off a last effort from Goodman for the lead. Humphrey went on to take the checkered flag with Prince placing third ahead of Loughmiller and Hudson in the top-five. Boller made it two-for-two with his UMP Super Stock feature win Saturday night on a very fast track at LPS. However, the fastest line proved to be the one that Boller was best on too as he held off Steve Hawkins and Steve Peeden at the finish line. Doug McCullough led the first couple of laps before pulling off the track with Boller assuming the lead after an early caution. From there, Boller stayed out front of the challengers on his way to his second win in as many races in Putnamville this year. Josh McDaniel would place fourth ahead of John Shidler in the top-five. The “Bomber Spring Fling” was a super-sized 25-lapper with $500 at stake for the winner of the feature that was an extra 10 laps compared to the usual weekly A-main. The field grew to 28 total cars that took the green flag. Megan Cavaness and C.J. Bryan started on the front row ahead of Josh Litton and Carlos Bumgardner Sr. After a couple of early cautions delayed the start, the field really got rolling as Bryan lead Bumgardner to the line. The pair created a bit of space out front as Bumgardner went to the high side looking for the pass on Bryan, who ran the bottom groove. Behind the pair, Almanza moved up to the third spot as Litton was giving him all he could handle from the fourth spot ahead of Cavaness. As the laps ticked off, the leaders tracked down the back of the field as lapped traffic became a factor. Bumgardner made his move to the lead at the halfway point and half a lap later Bryan slowed and pulled off the track. Bumgardner looked like he might have a comfortable advantage after he slipped by several lapped cars and got a re-start with them in between himself and the second-running Almanza. Litton was still on his bumper however, as a bunched group of challengers that included Cavaness, Cody Wright, James Walters and David Wallen, jockeyed for the third spot. Almanza ticked off the lappers and advanced into a spot to challenge Bumgardner with four laps to go. One lap later, Bumgardner’s hopes of a win were derailed by mechanical woes and he pulled off the track at speed as Almanza took over the top spot. Despite Litton’s attempts over the final two circuits, Almanza found his first win of the season as Litton, Wright, Walters and Wallen rounded out an exciting A-main.

Sprint car feature 1. Shane Cockrum, 2. Brady Short, 3. Kevin Thomas Jr., 4. Mario Clouser, 5. Nate McMillin, 6. Brandon Mattox, 7. Mitch Wissmiller, 8. Charlie Belden Jr., 9. Brandon Morin, 10. Tyler Hewitt, 11. Jamie Williams, 12. JJ Hughes, 13. Lukas Smith, 14. Shelby VanGilder, 15. Jeff Bland, 16. Conner Donelson, 17. Matt Brannin, 18. Lance Grimes, 19. Hunter ONeal, 20. Tim Creech II Heat winners: Jamie Williams, Nate McMillin, Jeff Bland

UMP Modified feature 1. Jake Humphrey, 2. Cullen Goodman, 3. Brecken Prince, 4. Tyler Loughmiller, 5. Brent Hudson, 6. Josh McDaniel, 7. Roger Mills, 8. Scott Ricketts, 9. JR Watkins, 10. David Baldwin, 11. Jay Humphrey Jr., 12. Josh Settles, 13. Kenny Weaver, 14. RJ Pruitt, 15. Sydney Landes, 16. Jerry Bland Jr., 17. Gary Ricketts, 18. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 19. Kile Meadows, 20. Travis Shoulders, 21. Randy Shuman, 22. Kenny Carmichael Sr. Heat winners: Brecken Prince, Kenny Carmichael Jr., Jake Humphrey

Super Stock feature 1. Josh Boller, 2. Steve Hawkins, 3. Steve Peeden, 4. Josh McDaniel, 5. John Shidler, 6. Scotty Massie, 7. Larry Raines, 8. DJ Smiley, 9. Randy Brawley, 10. Michael Clark, 11. Jonathon Newgent, 12. Paul Wright, 13. Jack Campbell, 14. Chris Campbell, 15. D.J. McCullough, 16. Kenny Fields, 17. Matt Jordan, 18. Jaylen Frye, 19. Doug McCullough, 20. Jeff Starks

Bomber feature “Bomber Spring Fling” 1. Jordan Almanza, 2. Josh Litton, 3. Cody Wright, 4. James Walters, 5. David Wallen, 6. Megan Cavaness, 7. Kyle Prince, 8. Glenn Ogden, 9. Travis Heramb, 10. David Bumgardner, 11. Scott Crouch, 12. Ron Smith, 13. Mark Dickerson, 14. Justin Bumgardner, 15. Bob Farris, 16. Adam Farr, 17. Alex Reid, 18. Carlos Bumgardner Sr., 19. Chucky Walden, 20. Tom Plemons, 21. Ryan Freeland, 22. C.J. Bryan, 23. Larry Hutto, 24. Jerry Hutto, 25. Tom Courtney, 26. DJ Smiley, 27. Bobby Tarrh Jr., 28. Chad Casassa, 29. Joe Cash Heat winners: Carlos Bumgardner Sr., Josh Litton, C.J. Bryan

 

 

Martens Holds Wood for Sprint Series of Oklahoma Victory!

Meeker, Oklahoma – April 23, 2016 - Jake Martens took the lead at the start and then held off a hard-charging Joe Wood, Jr. to claim his first Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver sprint victory of the season as the tour made their first ever appearance at Brill Motor Speedway in Meeker, Oklahoma on Saturday night.

After a redraw of the first four rows for starting positions, Martens started on the pole for the twenty lap feature while Loyd Clevenger was slated to start along-side. However, mechanical gremlins forced Clevenger to start at the tail of the nineteen car field moving Andy Shouse to the outside, front row position.

Martens got the lead at the start and quickly jumped out front as Shouse and fourth starting Sterling Huff battled for the runner up position. While both drivers were battling for second, Martens opened a half stretch advantage before reaching slower cars on lap seven.

Fifth starting Joe Wood, Jr. had worked his way past Shouse for third on lap five and on lap eight passed Huff for the runner-up position.

At the races midway point, it was still Martens with a sizeable lead, followed by Wood, Huff, Shouse and seventh starting Blake Dacus.

On lap twelve the first and only caution of the feature finale fell when Brandon Long came to a stop at the top of turns three and four.

On the final restart Martens, aboard the Paul Martens owned, Martens Machine Shop/Fortune Auto and Truck Supply sponsored #48, got the jump on Wood and opened a five car length lead.

Martens approached slower cars on lap eighteen allowing Wood to cut his deficit down to three car lengths. Heading down the backstretch on the final lap, Wood got a run on Martens coming out of turn four but the Fairview, Oklahoma driver would hold on to take the two car length victory.

Shouse would settled for third while Huff and tenth starting Chris Kelly rounded out the top five.

The three, eight lap heat races for the nineteen car field were won by Martens, Huff and Shayla Waddell.

Next up for the Sprint Series will be Friday night, May 20, at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Oklahoma for their second appearance of the season as part of the tracks “Fast 5 Friday” series.

Sprint Series of Oklahoma

Brill Motor Speedway/Meeker, Oklahoma

April 23, 2016

19 Cars

Martens Machine First Heat: 1) Jake Martens, 2) Joe Wood, Jr., 3) Cody Whitworth, 4) Chris Kelly, 5) Brandon Long, 6) Chuck Bellefeville, 7) Jerry Jumper

Messmer Racing Second Heat: 1) Sterling Huff, 2) Andy Shouse, 3) Blake Dacus, 4) Chad Koch, 5) Mark Rogers, 6) Brandon Jennings

Martens Machine and Messmer Racing Third Heat: 1) Shayla Waddell, 2) Loyd Clevenger, 3) Gary Owens, 4) Robert Vetter, 5) Gary Kelley, 6) Blake Scott

A Feature: 1) Jake Martens, 2) Joe Wood, Jr., 3) Andy Shouse, 4) Sterling Huff, 5) Blake Dacus, 6) Gary Owens, 7) Chad Koch, 8) Robert Vetter, 9) Shayla Waddell, 10) Cody Whitworth, 11) Chad Koch, 12) Gary Kelly, 13) Chad Bellefeville, 14) Jerry Jumper, 15) Brandon Long, 16) Mark Rogers, 17) Brandon Jennings, 18) Loyd Clevenger, 19) Blake Scott

Lap Leaders: Martens 1-20

 

 

Kaeding scores first career Placerville KWS victory

By Gary Thomas
Placerville, CA – April 23, 2016…Willie Croft’s misfortune was Bud Kaeding’s gain on Saturday night when the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series officially kicked-off the 2016 season at the always action packed Placerville Speedway.
After winning the six-lap Dash to earn the pole position in the feature, Croft was able to hold command out front, all the while racing through heavy traffic on the tight quarter-mile. Kaeding would keep him honest in traffic however, stalking the rear bumper of the familiar Holy Smokes BBQ No. 29 mount.
The pair raced closely together for the majority of the race, weaving in & out of the slower traffic, until the complexion of the main event changed on lap 25. As the leaders charged into turn one, lapped cars ahead of them came together, leaving Croft no place to go and resulting in him making contact and coming to a stop.
After inheriting the lead it was clear sailing out front for Kaeding, who took the Ed Entz checkered flag by 1.135 seconds over Elk Grove’s Bobby McMahan. For Kaeding it marked his first series win at the track and the 13th of his KWS career, which gives him sole possession of ninth all-time. It was a solid way for the Campbell, CA driver to start out the season after missing out on the title by just 12-markers last year. 04_23_2016_201
“It feels great to start out the season in victory lane and for it to be in Placerville is pretty cool,” Kaeding commented. “This hasn’t always been my best track, but to win championships you have to be good everywhere. That was a tough break for Willie Croft because he was good all night. I can’t thank Morrie & Katie Williams enough for the opportunity to drive this car. We’ll now go and try to win the Bradway again next week in Chico.”
The runner up effort for McMahan was his best King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series finish since the 2014 season. The veteran began his Sprint Car career at the Placerville bullring way back in 1982. Chico’s Jonathan Allard charged from 14th to third in the feature. The three-time King of the West champ looked strong in the 30-lapper.
Penngrove’s Chase Johnson earned his career best KWS finish by running fourth. It was an impressive effort put together by the 20-year-old second year series competitor. The top-five was rounded out by 16th starter Dominic Scelzi of Fresno. The 18-year-old made a nice rebound in the feature to earn the solid finish.
The remainder of the top-10 was filled out by 20th starter Shane Golobic of Fremont, Grass Valley’s Jason Statler, Roseville’s Colby Copeland, Fresno’s Cory Eliason and Hanford’s DJ Netto. It was also a nice recovery by Netto, who had gotten into a spin following a chain reaction in front of him while running third early on.
Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto captured the LCQ, with Croft claiming the Dash as noted. The three 10-lap heats were picked off by DJ Netto, Bobby McMahan and Willie Croft. Cory Eliason opened the night by setting fast time with a lap of 10.726 around the quarter-mile. Full results will be available at www.placervillespeedway.com.
In the companion BCRA Midget Lite Feature, Kyle Offill took advantage of a lap 9 restart to take the lead away from pole sitter Scott Kinney in turns 1 & 2. Kinney returned the favor in turn 3, but Offill came across the stripe on lap 10 as the new leader. Despite a challenge from veteran Craig Dillard of Oakdale over the course of the final few laps, Offill held on for the win. Dillard finished second with Scotty Males, Dakota Albright and Greg DeCaires V rounding out the top five. 04_23_2016_215
In victory lane, Offill was almost speechless when describing his first victory at Placerville. "The car was fast all night. It really was digging", he said. "It feels good to get a win."
Racing action returns to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds next Saturday, April 30th, with a four division program consisting of the Thompson's Auto Group 360 Sprint Cars, Domco Plumbing Limited Late Models, Jay's Mobile Welding and Fabricating Pure Stocks, as well as the first appearance of the season for the Sport Mods. Pit gates will open at 2PM with the front gates opening at 3PM. Racing begins at 7PM.
Placerville Speedway is located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds at 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. The racing facility is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592.

 

HAUDENSCHILD, MARKHAM, THOMPSON, CHANCE & BECKETT BEST OF NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY

Orrville, Ohio Saturday, April 23, 2016

By Mike Swanger

The 2016 season long points races got underway Saturday night at NAPA Wayne County Speedway on VP Racing Fuel night. Two time defending track champion of the Fisher Performance Sprints, Brad Haudenschild of Millersburg would start on the outside front row with Jordan Ryan on the pole and those two would go side by side for the opening lap and after a lap one caution for Troy Kingan and Jason Dolick as those two touched coming out of turn four and into the frontstretch wall. Both had flat tires but would return to the race. On the restart, Ryan made a couple of attempts on the low side of turn two to take the lead but Haudenschild used the extreme highside of the track to start to pull away as Danny Mumaw began to close in on Ryan for second. A caution on lap 13 for a spun Mitch Harble bunched the field back together and the return of the green would see Mumaw powering past Ryan for second as the yellow would fly one lap later for Scott Riley spin. Haudenschild and his Kempthorn Auto Mall, Fire & Ice Pub and All Things Retro #38k opened up a six car length lead as Mumaw would close in on the last two laps and when the checkered flag flew, was right on the rear of Haudenschild’s sprinter. Ryan would hold off a challenge from Chris Myers for third as Harble recovered from his spin to take fifth. Myers and Mumaw claimed the heat wins In his 52nd year of racing, Blaine Aber started the Harriger Towing Super Late Model feature on the pole and set the pace for the first two laps before Brad Malcuit would take over the top spot as lap four would see Ashland’s Ryan Markham take over second from Aber. On the restart following a caution for Justin Collett, Mike Bores and Matt Irey worked their way into third and fourth to join Malcuit and Markham for the lead. Markham would secure the lead from Malcuit on lap ten and then start to expand his lead aboard the H&T Demolition, Harriger Towing and Innovative Graphics #5m. At the halfway mark, Irey would slip past Bores for third and two circuits later captured second from Malcuit and tried to chase down Markham but could not make a serious run to catch the 5 time NAPA WCS champion. Malcuit held on to third in front of Bores as Larry Bellman finished fifth. Markham, who is in his 25th year of racing and Bores topped the heats. Defending track champ Doug Drown blew an engine while leading the 1st heat and did not start the feature. Streetsboro’s Tyler Thompson made it hard on himself when he spun while leading on the opening lap of the Action Auto Body Super Stock main and went to the tail but was helped with six other cautions in the first 8 laps of the feature. Third starting Gary Hensel Jr, would be the leader for the opening 8 laps but on the restart on lap eight, Brandon Gardner would power past Hensel Jr. in turn two to take control of the race but as he went down the frontstretch on lap 13, Gardner’s power plant went up in smoke, ending his chances at a win. On the final restart, Hensel Jr. had reinherited the lead with Thompson and his Action Auto Body, Nella Enterprises and Ofex of Ohio, #T2 in second . As they took the white flag, they made contact and Hensel Jr wiggled as Thompson as against the guardrail but slipped past for the win with Hensel Jr in second followed by Tyler Nicely, Cliff Staley and Todd Sherwin. Eric Eicholtz won the 1st heat but was dq’ed for being to light at the scales as Nicely was awarded the win with Thompson the other heat winner. Alan Dellinger and heat winner and defending Kar Connection Rush Late Model champ, Charlie Duncan would start on the front row and Duncan set the pace for the opening five laps when he suffered a flat tire. When the green flag reappeared, Lexington’s Justin Chance picked off Dellinger, Jamie Wrightsman and Ryan Markham on the ensuing lap and then lead the rest of the way for the win aboard the State Farm Insurance, Innovative Graphics and Accu Force Shocks #01. It would be a battle for top five finishes following Chance as Dellinger would drop out with a flat tire as first time visitor Will Thomas took second away from Markham with four laps to go only to have Markham reclaimed with two to go and finish second with Thomas in third. Duncan recovered for fourth with Wrightsman in fifth. The WQKT Mini Stocks would start their season out with the 1st of five ‘Summer Series’ races with Directional Hydraulics sponsoring the $300 to win feature. Millersburg’s Dale Beckett and his Kaufman Country Market and M & S Concrete #4 started on the pole and would lead the caution free 15 laps to pocket the win. It did not come easy for Beckett as Casey Butler hounded him all race long but could never get past the winner. Zach Chaffin ran a strong third with moving up from his 8th starting position to take fourth as Moose Workman filled out the top five. Brad Hensel, Wes Staley, Doug Hensel and Butler won the heat races as Dustin Bedlion paced the last chance race. Scott Delaney went flag to flag to win the Flat Track Cart feature with Chuck Conway, Eric Eicholtz, Mike Winters and Coty Conway following. Delaney and Chuck Conway won the heats. Next Saturday night, April 30th, will see another regular night of racing with all six divisions in action with the Kar Connection Rush Late Models starting their ‘Summer Series’ with $800 to win feature. Check out the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com for more information about the speedway.

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS Saturday, April 23, 2016 FISHER PERFORMANCE SPRINTS Heat 1 Chris Myers, Nick Patterson, Andre Layfield, Scott Riley, Andy Fike, Mitch Harble Heat 2 Danny Mumaw, Jordan Ryan, Brad Haudenschild, Troy Kingan, Jamie Myers, Jason Dolick Feature Brad Haudenschild, Danny Mumaw, Jordan Ryan, Chris Myers, Mitch Harble, Andre Layfield, Jamie Myers, Nick Patterson, Jason Dolick, Troy Kingan, Andy Fike, Scott Riley

HARRIGER TOWING SUPER LATE MODELS Heat 1 Ryan Markham, Blaine Aber, Ken Hahn, Cody Scott, Drew Smith, Doug Drown, Rick Bond Heat 2 Mike Bores, Brad Malcuit, Larry Bellman, Matt Irey, Jerry Aber, Randy Davis, Justin Collett Feature Ryan Markham, Matt Irey, Brad Malcuit, Mike Bores, Larry Bellman, Cody Scott, Rick Bond, Ken Hahn, Jerry Aber, Drew Smith, Randy Davis, Blaine Aber, Justin Collett, Doug Drown dns

ACTION AUTO BODY SUPER STOCKS Heat 1 Tyler Nicely, Cliff Staley, Paul Kern, Brandon Gardner, Eric Eicholtz dq’ed, Todd Sherwin dns Heat 2 Tyler Thompson, Gary Hensel Jr., Chris Albright, Jordan James, Tod Beviloqua, Ryan Leathers Feature Tyler Thompson, Gary Hensel Jr., Tyler Nicely, Cliff Staley, Todd Sherwin, Paul Kern, Jordan James, Tod Beviloqua, Ryan Leathers, Brandon Gardner, Chris Albright, Eric Eicholtz dns

KAR CONNECTION RUSH LATE MODELS Heat 1 Charlie Duncan, Jamie Wrightsman, Ryan Markham, Alan Dellinger, Justin Chance, Will Thomas, Josh Stoica, Jim Nicely, Hiram Bachman, Chase Alexander Feature Justin Chance, Ryan Markham, Will Thomas, Charlie Duncan, Jamie Wrightsman, Jim Nicely, Chase Alexander, Hiram Bachman, Josh Stoica, Alan Dellinger

WQKT MINI STOCKS Heat 1 Brad Hensel, Zach Chaffin, Cory Staley, Brian Tomblin, Dustin Bedlion, Fred Snyder, Richard Retton Heat 2 Wes Staley, Dale Beckett, Jerry Adkins, Chris Priebe, Jeff Barker, Jim Burns, Mitch Reichard Heat 3 Doug Hensel, Moose Workman, Stephen Crowe, Jeff Edwards, Dakota Wells, Briana Hensel, Jess Hensel Heat 4 Casey Butler, Rick Bays, Braden Wert, Mike Maylor, David Keagy, Jordan James B Main Dustin Bedlion, Jeff Barker, Dakota Wells, Mitch Reichard, Briana Hensel, Jim Burns, Jess Hensel, Richard Retton, Fred Snyder, Jordan James dns, David Keagy dns Feature Dale Beckett, Casey Butler, Zach Chaffin, Doug Hensel, Moose Workman, Wes Staley, Brad Hensel, Stephen Crowe, Jerry Adkins, Dakota Wells, Mitch Reichard, Dustin Bedlion, Brian Tomblin, Chris Priebe, Cory Staley, Jeff Edwards, Jeff Barker, Rick Bays, Braden Wert dns, Mike Maylor dns

 

 

Kerzman Crates Off Traditional Sprint Win At Cedar Lake New Richmond, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (4-23-16)

Just as the first heat race for the evening was lined up in the staging area, a couple of light rain showers moved over the Cedar Lake Speedway causing a delay to the start of the Saturday night racing program on April 23. Fortunately, the track was located just far enough to the south that only the very bottom edge of the rainy weather clipped the speedway. Once the light showers moved off to the east, the weather cooperated for the remainder of the evening and the third race of the season was able to be completed. Jeremy Kerzman of Gray Eagle, Minnesota passed race leader Rob Caho, Jr. on lap 18 of the 25 lap feature and went on to record his first win in a Traditional sprint car at Cedar Lake and his second ever in the popular non-winged UMSS division. Kerzman commented on the race in his Rock Auto Victory Lane interview and chatted afterwards about the Pace Performance Chevrolet 602 crate engine in his car.

Kerzman dropped out of the feature the previous Saturday night at CLS with electrical issues. He and his team chased those electrical problems all week long, as they could not seem to get his car to stay running. Working frantically throughout the morning hours and into the early afternoon, Kerzman said, "the car finally stayed running about mid afternoon so we loaded it into the trailer and headed south to Cedar Lake in hopes that it would run." Run it did, as the former super stock, Midwest modified and winged sprint driver who has a good number of laps around the western Wisconsin dirt oval in his racing career put his brightly colored number 3k sprinter in Rock Auto Victory Lane in what was another very good feature race.

The Traditional sprints had the high car count for the evening with 21 non-winged warriors on hand. Three ten lap heat races were run with James Giossi, Caho and Kerzman showing the way in each. The top four in passing and finishing points drew for the 1-4 starting spots in the exact order they earned the top points, so it would be Giossi and Caho on the front row of the feature with Scott Brandt and Kerzman sitting in row two. Brandt, in his third season behind the wheel of a Traditional sprint, was making his season debut after a sore back sidelined him during the opening weekend. Also racing for the first time this season was Jimmy Kouba, Tony Klose, rookie driver Kyle Wehking and Shaun Kelley subbing for Ty Sampair in the Liquid Nitro car. Engine issues sidelined opening weekend double winner Rick Kobs and Neal Matuska in their heat races, as their nights ended early.

Pole starter Giossi grabbed the early lead and looked strong up front, as he was trying to win for the second time in his young career at Cedar Lake in a Traditional sprint. In his rookie season last year, Giossi won during the first night of the WoO weekend in July. Caho rode second behind Giossi until lap 9. While racing through turn four on the bottom lane, Giossi did a complete 360 spin and was able to keep going. Luckily he had built up enough of a lead at the time that no other cars were involved; however, the loss of momentum allowed Caho to pass him for the top spot coming off turn four. A couple of cautions slowed the pace with ten and twelve laps completed for spins in turn four, as Caho continued to lead Kerzman with Giossi and Jake Kouba just behind the lead duo. Kerzman made the winning pass while coming off the top side of turn two on lap 18, ducked in front of Caho on the low lane entering turn three, and held off the three-time champion during the remaining laps. Caho, Jake Kouba, Giossi and Chase Viebrock completed the top five finishers. Jimmy Kouba, rookie Bryan Roach and Jon Lewerer advanced the most positions (4) from their original starting spots in the feature.

The UMSS Traditional sprints are slated for another double header weekend on April 29-30, as they make their first of four scheduled appearances in 2016 at the Princeton Speedway on Friday night April 29 and return for their fourth show of the season at Cedar Lake Speedway the following night. Several more Traditional sprints will be making their season debuts in the upcoming weeks, as the popularity of these local area non-winged sprint cars continues to build. Racers and fans can check results, points, the schedule and much more regarding the UMSS Traditional sprints by visiting our website at www.umsprints.com and clicking on the blue logo or by following us on Facebook.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway April 23, 2016 (Race #3)

Rock Auto A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[4]; 2. 78-Rob Caho Jr[2]; 3. 6-Jake Kouba[7]; 4. 11-James Giossi[1]; 5. 50-Chase Viebrock[6]; 6. 24-Brian Vanmeveren[5]; 7. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[11]; 8. 7B-Scott Brandt[3]; 9. 16-Anna Hippe[10]; 10. 87-Mike Mueller[9]; 11. 22-Jeff Pellersels[8]; 12. 21J-Jori Hughes[13]; 13. 99-Bryan Roach[17]; 14. 69S-Jon Lewerer[18]; 15. 95-Kevin Bradwell[12]; 16. 29-Hunter Custer[15]; 17. 12W-Kyle Wehking[16]; 18. (DNF) N1-Shawn Kelley[14]; 19. (DNF) 90-Tony Klose[19]; DNS 48-Neal Matuska; DNS 81-Rick Kobs.

Lap Leaders: Giossi 1-8, Caho 9-17, Kerzman 18-25. Cautions: (2) Yellow with 10 laps scored for 29 spin turn 4. Yellow with 12 laps scored for 95 spin turn 4.

GRP Motorsports Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 11-James Giossi[2]; 2. 6-Jake Kouba[1]; 3. 22-Jeff Pellersels[4]; 4. 16-Anna Hippe[6]; 5. 21J-Jori Hughes[3]; 6. 99-Bryan Roach[7]; 7. (DNF) N1-Shawn Kelley[5].

Lap Leader: Giossi 1-10. No cautions.

Track Rat Photos Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 78-Rob Caho Jr[2]; 2. 24-Brian Vanmeveren[3]; 3. 87-Mike Mueller[4]; 4. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[5]; 5. 29-Hunter Custer[7]; 6. (DNF) 48-Neal Matuska[1]; 7. (DNF) 90-Tony Klose[6].

Lap Leader: Caho 1-9. Cautions: (1) Yellow on final lap for 48 blown engine. Finish reverted back to white flag lap.

Meeks Video Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[1]; 2. 50-Chase Viebrock[2]; 3. 7B-Scott Brandt[6]; 4. 95-Kevin Bradwell[4]; 5. 12W-Kyle Wehking[6]; 6. (DNF) 81-Rick Kobs[5]; DNS 69S-Jon Lewerer.

Lap Leader: Kerzman 1-10. Cautions: (1) Yellow with 1 lap scored for 81 stopped turn 4 with engine issue.

 

 

Atomic Speedway

Wild Child, Moran, Boggs, Trout Atomic Victors

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-"The Wild Child" Jac Haudenschild of Millersburg, Ohio claimed the $2500 Ohio Sprint Car Series event at the Atomic

Speedway Saturday over a stellar field of cars. Devin Moran, Dresden, Ohio claimed the AMRA Late Model main, Jackie Boggs of Grayson,

Kentucky won the AMRA Modified feature, and Andy Trout took home top honors in the AMRA Sport Mod class.

Great racing and big name drivers have set the bar for the Ohio Sprint Car Series (OSCS), which quickly is gaining momentum in

the region as a viable, first class venture.

Haudenschild, aboard the Jamie Miller 6m, took the early lead and except for the brief moment that Cale Thomas led, powered to

the win. Cole Duncan came on fast late in the race, but ran out of laps, while Danny Smith passed for third with two laps to go.

Haudenschild said, "I haven't felt good in a car for a while and tonight this car was right. I saw the scoreboard and knew the

91, the 22, and the 4 were behind me so I knew I had to get up on the wheel. I'd like to thank Jamie and Larry and the team for getting

this car right. They give me a ride whenever I need one and tonight it worked out for us all."

Duncan said, " I screwed up early and that cost me. I just ran out of time. The car was great at the finish so next week maybe

we can pick up a spot and be here in victory lane."

"We were coming on at the end but Cole and Jac were just too far gone." said third place Danny Smith. "I love this track and

love coming here. All these decals (sponsors) on the car is what makes it happen. Maybe we can come back next week and get the win."

Eddie Carrier, Jr. and Duane Chamberlain got the late race caution they were looking for in the AMRA Late Model main, but

youngster Devin Moran led every lap to bring home his first-ever Atomic Speedway win. Moran was running a 99F in memory of fallen race

driver Charlie Floyd, whose family joined him in victory lane.

"It's great to finally get my first win here! I love this place! It's one of the first tracks my dad brought me to when I was

little, so it is a special win."

Moran added, "This really isn't about me, but I ran the 99F tonight in memory of Charlie Floyd. What happened to Charlie wasn't

all for nothing. It made all of us in this business think about safety and I dedicate this win to him."

Jackie Boggs brought home his third win in the AMRA Modiifed division despite a great comeback by Brian Whiteman, who made it

close at the finish.

Andy Trout had a race-long battle with Gary Griffith in the AMRA modified main. Griffith went pitside with two laps to go

allowing Bob Crace, Jr. and Tony Seibert to make a run for the win. Trout held them off for his first Atomic Win.Steve Nobile was hard

charger in a 16th to fourth place run.

For more information please call 740-703-9749 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.

THE SUMMARY:

Graphic Creations OSCS 410 Sprints (24)

Fast Time: Cole Duncan 11:988

Heat One-Danny Smith, Jim Nier, Beau Stewart, Ryan Myers, Todd Kane, Mike Terry, Dave Smith, Brandy Bower

Heat Two-Jac Haudenschild, Cole Duncan, Dallas Hewitt, Ryan Broughton, Ron Blair, Wes McGlumphy, Mark Coleman

Heat Three-Hunter Schuerenberg, Cale Thomas, Nate Reeser, Bryan Nuckles, Mark Imler, Josh Davis, Dean Kester

Feature: Jac Haudenschild, Cole Duncan, Danny Smith, Cale Thomas, Hunter Schuerenberg, Dallas Hewitt, Ryan Broughton, Jim Nier, Ryan

Myers, Todd Kane, Beau Stewart, Mike Terry, Josh Davis, David Smith, Brandy Bower, Mark Imler, Nate Reeser, Wes McGlumphy, Mark

Coleman, Ron Blair, Dean Kester

Phantom Race Gear AMRA LATE MODELS (25)

Fast Time: R.J. Conley 13:755

Heat One-Jason Montgomery, Rod Conley, R.J. Conley, Billy Gullion, Mike Wilson, Graeme Short, Paul Moore,

Heat Two- Devin Moran, Duane Chamberlain, Mike Benedum, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Greggie Oliver, Billy Staker, Brad Butler

Heat Three-Mark Frazier, Delmas Conley, Nick Latham, Chris Shannon, Ralph Withem, Rusty Yarger

Feature: Devin Moran, Duane Chamberlain, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Rod Conley, R.J. Conley, Nick Latham, Billy Gullion, Greggie Oliver, Mike

Benedum, Chris Shannon, Mark Frazier, Billy Staker, Ralph Withem, Rusty Yarger, Graeme Short, Mike Wilson, Brad Butler, Jason

Montgomery, Delmas Conley, Paul Moore

Precision Grading AMRA MODIFIEDS (27)

Fast Time:

Heat One-Jackie Boggs, Brian Whiteman, Greggie Oliver, Nathon Loney, Jimmy Lennex, Adam Jordan, Andy Bond, Travis Carr, Dustin Gilbert

Heat Two-Dave Jamison, Jason Montgomery, John Burdette, Steve Clemmons, Dave McWilliams, Dean Boyd, Adam Colley, Bud Frazier, Ben

Adkins

Heat Three-Mark Dickson, Kenny Johnson, Harrison Hall, Clint Keenan, Seth Daniels, Mike Conkle, Pete Brunton, Trevor Chaney

B-Main-Dean Boyd, Adam Jordan, Andy Bond, Ben Adkins, Mike Conkle, Adam Colley, Travis Carr, Dustin Gilbert, Bud Frazier

Feature: Jackie Boggs, Brian Whiteman, John Burdette, Nathon Loney, Greggie Oliver, Adam Jordan, Clint Keenan, Mark Dickson, Dave

Jamison, Jimmy Lennex, Kenny Johnson, Dave McWilliams, Ben Adkins, Andy Bond, Harrison Hall, Seth Daniels, Mike Conkle, Steve Clemmons,

Adam Colley, Dean Boyd

C & M Racing AMRA SPORT MODS

Heat One- Gary Griffith, Joel Richendollar, Tony Seibert, Tonka Harris, Bob Crace, Brandon Allen, Patrick Hayes

Heat Two- Billy Bowles, Andy Trout, Brad Dickson, Keith Shanks, J.D. Broughton, Jack Harris, Nick Phillips, Butch Eblin

Feature: Andy Trout, Bob Crace, Jr., Tony Siebert, Steve Nobile, Joel Richendollar, Brad Dickson, Keith Shanks, Brandon Allen, Tonka

Harris, John Cuckler, J.D. Broughton, Butch Eblin, Jack Harris, Gary Griffith, Billy Bowles, Nick Phillips

Enduro

Feature: Brandon Allen, Tim Howard, Noah McNaughton, Barry Crabtree, Paul Coe.

 

 

Fremont Speedway

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Byron Reed wasn’t planning on racing at Fremont Speedway Saturday. He was supposed to be at his son’s sporting event. But, circumstances changed and Reed ended up at “The Track That Action Built” and he proceeded to claim his 28th career victory.

Reed, the defending and six time Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint champion at Fremont, took the lead from Dean Jacobs with 10 laps remaining and held off a charging Craig Mintz to score the win on Tank’s Meats Night. Reed now ranks 15th on Fremont Speedway’s all-time win list.

“This is the first year in 27 years I decided I have to back it down a little bit and my family is getting busy and involved in all kinds of stuff. I don’t want to be a guy that missing all his kids’ stuff. I was going to miss the races tonight but about the middle of the night my son got sick so I figured I could stay home with him during the day and my wife could stay home with him during the night so I went racing,” said Reed in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

“We are going to miss a couple of races in the next couple of weeks. But, we’ll be around….there’s no retirement date set. Just backing it down a little bit to do some stuff with the family,” added Reed.

“I do not like leading all this stuff like last week (he was passed on the last lap). I’d rather be the hunter than the hunted. I have to thank Crown Battery, Kistler Engines and Kistler Racing Products. And I want to thank all the fans….short track racing in Northwestern Ohio is making a come-back. I have to thank the crew at Fremont Speedway. They couldn’t have made the track any nicer,” concluded Reed.

The victory will have Reed atop the Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service point standings. He is the defending and three time FAST Champion. The FAST Championship Series will have a double-header next weekend, competing at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, April 29 and Fremont on Saturday, April 30.

Fremont’s John Ivy took the lad on lap five and held on through a handful of restarts to drive to the victory in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints. The victory is Ivy’s 51st at the track as he sits sixth on the all-time win list.

“I think we finally figured something out with this race car. I have to thank everyone who works on this….Joey, my brother, Sonny, Ronny, the Sipes family gives us great equipment, Gressman Powersports, Adkins Group, Sonny’s Machine and Welding…everybody that helps us out. This is so much fun right now…I hope we can keep it going,” said Ivy beside his S&S Racing, OC Detailing, CA Kustoms, Johnson’s Hunting and Fishing, Tiffany’s Furniture, Keller Hardware, Sipes Oceola Garage, L&R Farms, Rohr Total Lawn Care backed #77I.

The win will put Ivy atop the JLH General Contractor 305 FAST Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro standings.

Fremont’s Keith Sorg held off a defending track champion Kent Brewer following a caution with just two laps to go to win his first career feature in the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks. And he did it while fighting the flu as well.

“I saw Matt Foos up on the wall and he told me to go down low and I figured I’d take his advice. This would be a lot better if I felt better but I’m sure it will hit me that I finally won later tonight,” said Sorg beside his Fremont Fence, M&L Excavating, D&R Transmissions, Advanced Auto Parts, West End Tire backed #4s.

“I have to thank my dad for working so hard all week to get the motor back together and everyone else that helps out,” added Sorg.

Tiffin, Ohio’s Chester Fitch led all 15 laps to score the victory in the McCullough Industries 602 Late Models. It was his fourth career Fremont win.

“I’ve been doing this stuff for 29 years and this is a blast. I want to thank Danner’s Auto Wrecking, Tiffin Auto Auction, Hi-Way 101, my mom and dad and my family and MB…without everybody I couldn’t do this,” said Fitch.

Chris Andrews and Parker Price Miller brought the field to green for the 30 lap 410 sprint feature with Andrews gaining the advantage. Price Miller would pressure Andrews while Broc Martin, Paige Polyak, Dean Jacobs and Reed battled right behind them. Price Miller would slide off the high side of turn two on lap five, allowing Jacobs to take second with Polyak, Reed and Martin in tow.

Andrews watched his lead disappear when the caution flew for a DJ Foos spin on lap six. On the restart Jacobs drove around Andrews for the lead with Reed, Polyak, Martin and Jody Keegan in pursuit. Jess Stiger would bring out the caution on lap eight. On the ensuing restart Andrews pressured Jacobs for the lead as Reed also challenged.

Reed would take the runner-up spot on lap 10 as Jacobs maintained his lead. Reed would slowly begin reeling Jacobs in and by the half-way point the pair were side by side. Meanwhile Andrews, Martin, Polyak, Keegan, Duane Zablocki and Craig Mintz were also closing.

Lapped traffic would come into play with 13 laps remaining which allowed Jacobs to maintain his lead over Reed, Andrews, Martin and Polyak. Reed would pounce on lap 20, diving low in turns three and four to take the lead.

Zablocki would bring out the caution with five laps to go with the running order Reed, Jacobs, Andrews, Martin and Mintz (up from 16th starting position). Mintz, who started 16th, would grab fourth with three laps to go as Jacobs challenged Reed for the lead. Jacobs’ run would end with two laps remaining as he coast to a stop, setting up a two lap battle to the checkers.

As the green reappeared, Reed would lead as Mintz drove around Andrews for second. Reed would stay glued to the bottom of track and drove to the win over Mintz, Andrews, Martin and Caleb Griffith.

Seth Schneider and Dustin Stroup paced the field for the 25 lap 305 sprint feature. Stroup would bolt into the lead with Ivy moving into second with Schneider, Paul Weaver, Alvin Roepke and Jason Keckler in tow. Ivy would battle with Stroup for a handful of laps before taking the lead on lap five.

Following a caution with six laps recorded for a Landon LaLonde spin, Ivy would start to pull away with Stroup, Schneider, Keckler, Roepke, Weaver, Nate Dussel and Bobby Clark trying to keep pace. Trevor Baker would bring out the caution on lap 11 and again on the restart. On the second attempt to go green, Steve Rando would experience problems.

When the green stayed out, Ivy would drive away from Stroup with Schneider trying to hold off Keckler, Roepke, Dussel and Luke Griffith. The car on the move was Dustin Dinan who had worked his way from 20th starting spot to eighth.

The final caution flew with 9 laps to go for Matt Foos wiping out a big lead for Ivy. On the restart Ivy would hold off Stroup with Schneider, Dussel, Keckler Roepke, Dinan and Clark keeping pace. As the laps ticked off Ivy began to pull away while Stroup ran comfortably in second while Schneider and Dussel battled for third.

Ivy would cruise to the win over Stroup, Schneider, Dussel and Dinan.

In the dirt truck feature a multi-truck pile-up on the start would delay the exciting race. On the ensuing restart Keith Sorg would drive from outside front row starting spot into the lead over Brandon Leighton, Jim Holcomb, Cory McCaughey and Brian Sorg.

As Keith Sorg pulled away, McCaughey drove into second on lap four while Kent Brewer and opening night winner Shawn Valenti charged through the field. With seven laps scored Sorg now led Brewer, McCaughey, Valenti, Leighton, Jim Ward and Holcomb.

Brewer closed on Sorg quickly before the caution came out with two laps to go for McCaughey who had mechanical issues. On the restart Sorg would keep his truck glued to the bottom and held off Brewer for the win. Ward, Valenti and Leighton would round out the top five.

Fitch and Matt Shipley brought the field to green for the 15 lap late model feature but several crashes in the opening laps slowed the race pace. With four laps recorded there were four cautions with the running order Fitch, Ky Harper, Tim Sabo, Mike Dukeshire, Shipley, Brandon Perkins and Steve Sabo.

The race would go the final 11 laps caution free. Fitch would stick to his line while Harper, Tim Sabo and Shipley gave chase. Harper would experience mechanical woes with two laps to go, moving Tim Sabo into second.

Fitch would drive to the win over Tim Sabo, Shipley, Dukeshire and Steve Sabo.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, April 30 for Adkins Fence and Sanitation Night. It will be a FAST 410 point night with the 305 sprints, dirt trucks and late models also in action. Mascots from several area businesses and schools will be on hand.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or like Fremont Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FremontSpeedway and on Twitter @FremontSpeedway.

For more information on the FAST Championship Series go to www.fastondirt.com

Fremont Speedway

Tanks Meats Night

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Starting position [*]

410 Sprints – Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Fricker’s Qualifying

1.83M-Broc Martin, 12.601; 2.19-Paige Polyak, 12.676; 3.2-Parker Price-Miller, 12.688; 4.5K-Adam Kekich, 12.715; 5.73-Chris Andrews, 12.788; 6.5-Byron Reed, 12.794; 7.60-Jody Keegan, 12.851; 8.97-Dean Jacobs, 12.893; 9.6-Bill Rose, 12.918; 10.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.960; 11.33M-Caleb Griffith, 13.071; 12.45L-Brian Lay, 13.133; 13.2+-Brian Smith, 13.146; 14.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.182; 15.38-Matt Westfall, 13.206; 16.09-Craig Mintz, 13.213; 17.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.335; 18.23-DJ Foos, 13.362; 19.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.365; 20.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.961; 21.59J-Kirk Jeffries, 99.000; 22.16-Stuart Brubaker, 99.990;

Kistler Engines Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 8 to A)

1. 2+-Brian Smith[2] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[1] ; 3. 60-Jody Keegan[4] ; 4. 83M-Broc Martin[6] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[7] ; 7. 5K-Adam Kekich[5] ; 8. 16-Stuart Brubaker[8]

Pub 400 Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 7 to A)

1. 97-Dean Jacobs[4] ; 2. 8J-Jess Stiger[2] ; 3. 33M-Caleb Griffith[3] ; 4. 73-Chris Andrews[5] ; 5. 19-Paige Polyak[6] ; 6. 7-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7]

Hoosier Tires Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 7 to A)

1. 23-DJ Foos[1] ; 2. 38-Matt Westfall[2] ; 3. 6-Bill Rose[4] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[5] ; 5. 2-Parker Price-Miller[6] ; 6. 45L-Brian Lay[3] ; 7. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[7]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 5-Byron Reed[5] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[16] ; 3. 73-Chris Andrews[1] ; 4. 83M-Broc Martin[4] ; 5. 33M-Caleb Griffith[10] ; 6. 19-Paige Polyak[3] ; 7. 2+-Brian Smith[13] ; 8. 60-Jody Keegan[6] ; 9. 3J-Trey Jacobs[19] ; 10. 68G-Tyler Gunn[20] ; 11. 16-Stuart Brubaker[22] ; 12. 45L-Brian Lay[12] ; 13. 6-Bill Rose[8] ; 14. 38-Matt Westfall[15] ; 15. 23-DJ Foos[18] ; 16. 5K-Adam Kekich[11] ; 17. 7-Shawn Valenti[17] ; 18. 97-Dean Jacobs[7] ; 19. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[9] ; 20. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[21] ; 21. 2-Parker Price-Miller[2] ; 22. 8J-Jess Stiger[14]

Hard Charger: Craig Mintz +14

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

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

1. 45-Trevor baker[1] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[7] ; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 5. 2F-Matt Foos[2] ; 6. 11X-George Englert[5] ; 7. 41-Thomas Schinderle[8] ; 8. 10-Josh Harrison[9] ; 9. 75-Jerry Dahms[6]

Pub 400 Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 99-Alvin Roepke[2] ; 2. 11G-Luke Griffith[6] ; 3. 20B-Cody Bova[8] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[5] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[1] ; 6. 48M-Mike Moore[3] ; 7. 9R-Dustin Rall[7] ; 8. 47-Matt Lucius[4]

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

1. 10X-Dustin Stroup[1] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 3. 2L-Landon Lalonde[2] ; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson[3] ; 5. 1X-Dustin Dinan[8] ; 6. 87-Brian Gibbs[5] ; 7. 27-Cody Gallogly[7] ; 8. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath[6]

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

1. 4*-Tyler Street[2] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 4. 8-Bobby Clark[7] ; 5. 66-Jamie Miller[4] ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice[5] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[6] ; 8. 18-Frank Neill[8]

Firestone Auto Care B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 2 to A)

1. 2F-Matt Foos[1] ; 2. 10-Josh Harrison[2] ; 3. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[3] ; 4. 11X-George Englert[4] ; 5. 47-Matt Lucius[8] ; 6. 75-Jerry Dahms[9] ; 7. 9R-Dustin Rall[6] ; 8. 41-Thomas Schinderle[5] ; 9. 48M-Mike Moore[7]

Firestone Auto Care B-Main 2 - (10 Laps, top 2 to A)

1. 66-Jamie Miller[2] ; 2. 1X-Dustin Dinan[1] ; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[4] ; 4. 18-Frank Neill[8] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[6] ; 6. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath[7] ; 7. 27-Cody Gallogly[5] ; 8. 87-Brian Gibbs[3]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 2. 10X-Dustin Stroup[2] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 4. 1-Nate Dussel[12] ; 5. 1X-Dustin Dinan[20] ; 6. 25-Jason Keckler[6] ; 7. 99-Alvin Roepke[3] ; 8. 8-Bobby Clark[16] ; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron[14] ; 10. 1W-Paul Weaver[5] ; 11. 11G-Luke Griffith[8] ; 12. 4*-Tyler Street[9] ; 13. 66-Jamie Miller[18] ; 14. 20B-Cody Bova[7] ; 15. 2F-Matt Foos[17] ; 16. 2-Ricky Peterson[15] ; 17. 19R-Steve Rando[13] ; 18. 45-Trevor baker[10] ; 19. 2L-Landon Lalonde[11] ; 20. 10-Josh Harrison[19]

Hard Charger: Dustin Dinan +15

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Kistler Engines Heat 1 - (6 Laps, top 8 to A)

1. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[4] ; 2. 4s-Keith Sorg[2] ; 3. 16-Jim Holcomb[3] ; 4. 17x-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 5. 99-Gene Potridge[6] ; 6. 33-Jeff Ward[1] ; 7. 72-Eric Potridge[5] ; 8. 221-Jeff Warnick[8]

Pub 400 Heat 2 - (6 Laps, top 8 to A)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[3] ; 3. 4x-Brian Sorg[1] ; 4. 22-Brandon Leighton[6] ; 5. 5s-Brad Stuckey[5] ; 6. 7f-Dana Frey[8] ; 7. 26-Kyle Lagrou[4] ; 8. 721-John Martis[7]

A-Main 1 - (15 Laps)

1. 4s-Keith Sorg[3] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[4] ; 3. 33-Jeff Ward[11] ; 4. 7B-Shawn Valenti[8] ; 5. 22-Brandon Leighton[1] ; 6. 16-Jim Holcomb[5] ; 7. 4x-Brian Sorg[6] ; 8. 17x-Dustin Keegan[2] ; 9. 721-John Martis[16] ; 10. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[7] ; 11. 99-Gene Potridge[9] ; 12. 5s-Brad Stuckey[10] ; 13. 7f-Dana Frey[12] ; 14. 72-Eric Potridge[13] ; 15. 26-Kyle Lagrou[14] ; 16. 221-Jeff Warnick[15]

Hard Charger: Jeff Ward +8

602 Late Models - McCullough Industries

Kistler Engines Heat 1 - (6 Laps, top 6 to A)

1. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[1] ; 2. 44-Matt Shipley[6] ; 3. 01-Brandon Perkins[2] ; 4. 98-Tim Sabo[5] ; 5. 17x-Dustin Keegan[3] ; 6. 16-Steve Sabo[4]

Pub 400 Heat 2 - (6 Laps, top 6 to A)

1. 00-John Brooks[1] ; 2. 101-Chester Fitch[5] ; 3. 34-Ky Harper[4] ; 4. 4M-Jamie Miller[2] ; 5. 04-Jeff Hites[3]; 6. 32-Brandon Myers [6]

A-Main 1 - (15 Laps)

1. 101-Chester Fitch[1] ; 2. 98-Tim Sabo[7] ; 3. 44-Matt Shipley[2] ; 4. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[5] ; 5. 16-Steve Sabo[11] ; 6. 04-Jeff Hites[10] ; 7. 17x-Dustin Keegan[9] ; 8. 34-Ky Harper[3] ; 9. 01-Brandon Perkins[6] ; 10. 00-John Brooks[4] ; 11. 4M-Jamie Miller[8]; 12. 32-Brandon Myers [12]

 

 

Jerrod Hull Claims Jacksonville Checkers

Jerrod Hull claims MOWA A-Main win and is the third different different winner in 3 events so far this year. AJ Bruns and Jerrod Hull started on the front row with AJ taking the early lead. AJ gave up the lead to Bryan Clauson, until Clauson collided with a lap car and flipped coming off of turn turn. Bryan was unhurt but turned the lead of to Jerrod Hull. Hull lead the rest of the 25 lap feature holding off the late charge of Ian Madsen. Joe B Miller finished off the podium with Carson Mecedo and AJ Bruns rounding out the top 5.

Neal Tire Midwest Open Wheel Association Sprint Car Series presented by Casey’s General Store Results from Jacksonville Speedway 4-22-2016 (31 Cars Entered)

25 Lap Feature: 1. #12H Jerrod Hull; 2. #18 Ian Madsen; 3. #51B Joe B Miller; 4. #99M Carson Macedo; 5. #44 AJ Bruns; 6. #5D Zach Daum; 7. #79J Jacob Patton; 8. #22 Bret Tripplett; 9. #6R Ryan Bunton; 10. #07 Jacob Wilson; 11. #1m Jim Moughan; 12. #29 Joey Moughan; 13. #49 Josh Schneiderman; 14. #8D Terry Babb; 15. #99W Korey Weyant; 16. #25 Jake Blackhurst; 17. #2 Parker Price-Miller; 18. #17W Bryan Clauson; 19. #47 Brett Samonds; 20. #05 Brad Loyet

Heat 1 Finish: (Top 3 Advanced to A-Main) 1. #18 Ian Madsen; 2. #12H Jerrod Hull; 3. #99m Carson Macedo; 4. #2 Parker Price-Miller; 5. #22 Bret Tripplett; 6. #77u Chris Urish; 7. #47 Brett Samonds; 8. #42 Cory Bruns

Heat 2 Finish: (Top 3 Advanced to A-Main) 1. #05 Brad Loyet; 2. #44 A. J. Bruns; 3. #6R Ryan Bunton; 4. #8D Terry Babb; 5. #07 Jacob Wilson; 6. #84 Ben Wagoner; 7. #10s Jeremy Standridge; 8. #22s Robbie Standridge

Heat 3 Finish: (Top 3 Advanced to A-Main) 1. #17W Bryan Clauson; 2. #51B Joe B Miller; 3. #79J Jacob Patton; 4. #29 Joey Moughan; 5. #99W Korey Weyant; 6. #5 Dave Glennon; 7. #8 Jeff Wingate; 8. #17 James Scott

Heat 4 Finish: (Top 3 Advanced to A-Main) 1. #5D Zach Daum; 2. #35 Jimmy Hurley; 3. #49 Josh Schneiderman; 4. #83 Aaron Andruskevitch; 5. #1m Jim Moughan; 6. #25 Jake Blackhurst; 7. #52F Logan Faucon

B-Main #1 Finish: (Top 4 Advanced to A-Main) 1. #2 Parker Price-Miller; 2. #8D Terry Babb; 3. #22 Bret Tripplett; 4. #07 Jacob Wilson; 5. #47 Brett Samonds; 6. #42 Cory Bruns; 7. #77U Chris Urish; (DNF)8. #84 Ben Wagoner; (DNF)9. #10s Jeremy Standridge;(DNF) 10. #22s Robbie Standridge(DNF)

B-Main #2 Finish: (Top 4 Advanced to A-Main) 1. #29 Joey Moughan; 2. #1m Jim Moughan; 3. #99w Korey Weyant; 4. #25 Jake Blackhurst; 5. #5 Dave Glennon; 6. #83 Aaron Andruskevitch; 7. #8 Jeff Wingate; 8. #52F Logan Faucon

Jimmy Hurley Scratched before the A-Main, which Advanced 5th Place Finisher in B-Main #1 Brett Samonds to the A-Main.

Contingencies went to: Racing Optics Tear Offs (5th Place Finisher in A-Main) #44 AJ Bruns; Vahlco Wheels Hard Luck Award -Jeremy Standridge; BMRS Hard Charger Award - Bret Tripplett (16th to 8th in A-Main); and DMI 10th Place Finisher in A-Main #07 Jacob Wilson.

Qualifying: 1. #12H Jerrod Hull 10.718; 2. #44 AJ Bruns 10.761; 3. #51B Joe B Miller 11.075; 4. #25 Jake Blackhurst 11.145; 5. #18 Ian Madsen 11.159; 6. #05 Brad Loyet 11.161; 7. #17W Bryan Clauson 11.181; 8. #5D Zach Daum 11.202; 9. #2 Parker Price-Miller 11.272; 10. #07 Jacob Wilson 11.285; 11. #79J Jacob Patton 11.288; 12. #49 Josh Schneiderman 11.292; 13. #22 Bret Tripplett 11.382; 14. #8D Terry Babb 11.399; 15. #29 Joey Moughan 11.421; 16. #35 Jimmy Hurley 11.464; 17. #99M Carson Macedo 11.523; 18. #84 Ben Wagoner 11.527; 19. #99W Korey Weyant 11.573; 20. #83 Aaron Andruskevitch 11.587; 21. #77u Chris Urish 11.682; 22. #6R Ryan Bunton 11.712; 23. #5 Dave Glennon 11.766; 24. #1m Jim Moughan 11.792; 25. #42 Cory Bruns 11.797; 26. #22s Robbie Standridge 11.803; 27. #8 Jeff Wingate 11.881; 28. #52F Logan Faucon 11.894; 29. #47 Brett Samonds 11.945; 30. #10s Jeremy Standridge 12.392; 31. #17 James Scott NT

 

 

Spithaler Scores at Mercer Raceway Park for Second Win of Weekend Holden, Gomola, Hurrelbrink, Webb, Hanlon, and McHenry also Succeed

(Mercer, PA April 23,2016): Brandon Spithaler, from nearby Evans City, PA, got his second win of the weekend at Mercer Raceway Park. After dominating the action the night before at Lernerville Speedway, Spithaler did the double. Ironically, those were the only two races that he has finished this season.

Defending champion Jimmy Holden made it two wins in a row in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. Jacob Gomola earned his first career win at Mercer Raceway Park in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. William Hurrelbrink prevailed in the Precise Racing Products Open Stocks.

The earlybird features went to Shane Webb in the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites, Todd Hanlon in the Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks, and Chase McHenry in the Elder's Tractor Sales and Service Junior Sprints.

"If we can keep this going well, we will be in good shape," said an excited Spithaler in victory lane. His recent success may be a matter of the pieces to the puzzle coming together. He switched chassis brands and has a new shock package. But, the real catalyst seems to be the help that he got with the engine and fueling system. His engine builder, Charlie Fisher, and fellow competitor, Chad Kemenah, corrected some issues that have been hampering him for the past three seasons.

Eric Williams got out to an early lead in the 4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprints. Jack Sodeman, Jr. raced in second, but the man with a plan was Brandon Spithaler. He swooped into the lead on lap seven, and never looked back. Meanwhile, Williams and Sodeman put on a spirited duel for second, with Williams eventually coming out on top.

Brandon Matus raced home in the fourth position. A.J. Flick came across the line in fifth. Michael Bauer had the advantage over Scott Priester, Davey Jones, Brent Matus, and Alex Paden at the conclusion of the contest.

The pair of preliminaries went to Brandon Matus and Spithaler. There was no B Main.

In the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, Jimmy Holden found the bite in the top of the track. He used the outside groove to rocket from fourth to second following the first restart. Then, he rode the cushion to take the lead from Kyle Fink after the next interruption of the action.

"We weren't overly happy with the way it handled last week, and we came into this week and weren't real happy with the car in the heat again. But, we made some changes." Still, Holden was unsure what he had when the feature began, but he soon found out just how good the new car was, especially on the high side of the track.

"I kinda ended up on the top on a restart and I remembered how I did good up there on the initial start, so I just brought it in a little harder, sat on it a little harder, and stood on it, and it stuck."

Fink maintained the second position to the finish. Lonnie Riggs climbed up to third. Michael Maresco outpaced J.R. McGinley for fourth. Jeff Schaffer, Jr. was scored in sixth, ahead of Frank Guidace, Tommy Kristyak, Kevin Green, and Sid Unverzagt, Jr.

The two heat winners were McGinley and Fink. There was no B Main.

In the Bonnel's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors feature, Jacob Gomola regained the lead when George Hobaugh pitted under caution following a skirmish with Vincent Daugherty in turn four under the yellow. Daugherty had spun on lap 15 to bring out a yellow, but Hobaugh was unable to squeeze by. Hobaugh had survived another incident in turn two several laps before. While battling for second, Mike Marano, II spun and Hobaugh clipped him as he went by. It did not slow him at all, as he was able to chase down Gomola before the misfortune in turn four.

Gomola led all but a couple of laps in the middle of this contest. Ralph Engel, Jr. was second, with Gregg McCandless getting third after a decade out of the sport. Darin Gallagher and Greg Dobrosky were fourth and fifth. Gary Kriess, Devin Litwiler, Andrew Fescemyer, Eric L. Williams, and C.J. Jones had the next five positions at the checkers.

Marano and Gomola copped their heats. There was no B Main. Andy Priest, last week's winner, was uninjured when he took a tumble in turn two on the opening lap of the feature.

Orange is indeed the hot color for the Precise Racing Products Open Stocks. William Hurrelbrink continued the trend, steering his machine to victory. Hurrelbrink took command on lap two and led the rest of the way. Andy Buckley charged through the field, coming from fifteenth to second. Pat Fielding, Curt Bish, and Gary Fisher were bunched together for positions in the top five. Terry Wheeler, Garrett Calvert, Bryan Wagner, Joe Stajnrajh, and Dave McMannus rounded out the top ten. The heat victories went to Bish and Hurrelbrink. There was no B Main.

Shane Webb took advantage of his pole starting position in the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites. Although he led every lap, he had pressure throughout from former champion and opening night winner Shane Pfeuffer. Webb's margin of victory in the non-stop affair was a scant 0.178 seconds. Doug Jones was third, Levi Spinneweber fourth, and Jacob Bova fifth. Positions six through ten belonged to Jason Johnson, Kurt Eckstrom, Vivian Jones, Josh Christopher, and Dusty Frantz. The heats belonged to Doug Jones and Pfeuffer. There was no B Main.

Todd Hanlon also went green to checkers in the Mini Stocks presented by Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles. Tyler Fulton chased him home. Shane Shook was a close third. Isaac Paden and Steve Longwell, Sr. completed the top five. Ed Haylett topped Tyler Young for sixth. Matthew Rubright, Mike Barr, and Jacob Rice were next to finish. Heat winners Fulton and Hanlon. There was no B Main.

In the Elder Tractor Sales and Service Junior Sprints, Chase McHenry passed early leader Ayden Cipriano with just two laps remaining and went on to victory. Cipriano was second, with Jodan Simmons, Austin Cavanaugh, and Roman Jones finishing in the top five. Alivia Bish was sixth. McHenry also won the heat race. There was no B Main.

Next week will be Pittsburgh Circle Track Club Night. Courtesy of Elder Tractor Sales and Service, all club members in good standing will be admitted free to the stands. It will be a Saturday Night Live! event, with earlybird racing at 5:30. The headliners will appear at 7 p.m.

Remember that you can get alerts regarding the cancellation of any racing event at Mercer Raceway Park sent directly to your smartphone or other electronic device. To register, please go to the track's website, www.mercerracewaypark.com, click on the icon for RainedOut.com, and follow the easy steps.

Marketing partners of Mercer Raceway Park include Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Mercer Hardware, Schaeffer's Specialized Lubricants, Scheidemantle Motors, Greenhill Farms Equipment, Inc., the Normandy Banquet Center of Hickory VFW Post 6166, Flynn's Tire & Auto Service, Pizza Joe's, Sharon Auto Wrecking, Inc., AMSOIL, Noga Ambulance Service, Inc., Pyrotechnico, Watson's, Inc., Big Dog Indoor Racing & Hobby, Ritenour Equipment Co., Herr's Foods, the American Cancer Society, Sunburst Environmental, and Lias Tires.

About Mercer Raceway Park: Mercer Raceway Park is a 3/8-mile dirt track located minutes from both Interstate 79 and 80 just off Route 19 on Fairground Road in Mercer, Pa. Dirt track racing and quality family entertainment are presented weekly from late March through late September. For more information, check out www.mercerracewaypark.com, www.twitter.com/mercerraceway, or www.facebook.com/mercerracewaypark.< /div>

4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprints: Brandon Spithaler, Eric Williams, Jack Sodeman, Jr., Brandon Matus, A.J. Flick, Michael Bauer, Scott Priester, Davey Jones, Brent Matus, Alex Paden, Mike Miller, Jim Morris, Gale Ruth, Sr., John Garvin, Jr.

Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds: Jimmy Holden, Kyle Fink, Lonnie Riggs, Michael Maresco, J.R. McGinley, Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Frank Guidace, Tommy Kristyak, Kevin Green, Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Richard Whitney.

Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors: Jacob Gomola, Ralph Engel, Jr., Gregg McCandless, Darin Gallagher, Greg Dobrosky, Gary Kriess, Devin Litwiler, Andrew Fescemyer, Eric L. Williams, C.J. Jones, George Hobaugh, Vincent Daugherty, Mike Marano, II, Rod Jones, Andy Priest.

Precise Racing Products Open Stocks: William Hurrelbrink, Andy Buckley, Pat Fielding, Curt Bish, Gary Fisher, Terry Wheeler, Garrett Clavert, Bryan Wagner, Joe Stajnrajh, Dave McMannus, David Baker, Mark Sanders, Ryan Moyer, Richard Chess, Mike Case, Shawn Smith (DNS).

Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites: Shane Webb, Shane Pfeuffer, Doug Jones, Levi Spinneweber, Jacob Bova, Jason Johnson, Kurt Eckstrom, Vivian Jones, Josh Christopher, Dusty Frantz, Keith Smith, Bill Stivason (DNS).

Eperthener's Auto Wrecking/Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks: Todd Hanlon, Tyler Fulton, Shane Shook, Isaac Paden, Steve Longwell, Sr., Ed Haylett, Tyler Young, Matthew Rubright, Mike Barr, Jacob Rice, William Haylett, Pat Hanlon, Tim Callahan, Roger Wigton (DNS).

Elder's Tractor Sales and Service Junior Sprints: Chase McHenry, Ayden Cipriano, Jodan Simmons, Austin Cavanaugh, Roman Jones, Alivia Bish, Sam Darby (DNS).

 

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016

Veal wins second round of Triple Crown

WORLD Series Sprintcars champion Jamie Veal continued his stellar season when he won the second round of the AHG Easy As 123 Triple Crown at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

The Victorian was hired to drive the WA-owned Monte Motorsport W17 for the event and he rewarded the team with a solid win from South Australian Luke Dillon and local ace Jamie Maiolo.

Veal set up the win in the 30-lap feature after he started from pole position on the back of being second overall in qualifying and fourth in his heat race.

He survived some advances in traffic at the business end of the race that proved to be one of attrition and brutal on some of the drivers chasing down a podium placing.

James Inglis was one of the first casualties, going over at the start of the race and being hit by Lee Redmond.

Mitchell Wormall was one of the first drivers to suffer from tyre failure when his left rear tyre expired on lap seven.

New WA champion Tim Van Ginneken was struggling in the W56 after he spun around early, and despite getting a restart from the rear, spun around again after having a damaged front right end.

Jason Kendrick was the big mover in the race, starting from P13 and had stormed his way up to second when the car let out a big puff of smoke and he quickly pulled up on the main straight with fire crews racing to the #11 machine.

Late in the race Daryl Clayden went over on the back straight but landed on his wheels on the infield.

With a huge number of rolling laps officials made the call to pause the race, allowing crews to top up fuel loads on the cars.

The track took its toll on left rear tyres late in the race on a handful of cars.

Dillon, driving the W53 Muir Motorsport entry, was very solid, after starting from P12 and claiming second.

Jamie Maiolo was also strong late to take third after starting from P9.

Cameron Gessner started and finished fourth while Jake Beard-Miller took fifth after started from P16.

Andrew Priolo claimed some credibility after starting from P23 and taking sixth, from Jason Pryde (from P15), Taylor Milling (from P20), Aldo De Paoli (from P17) and Scott Chatwin (from P22).


Qualifying: Carl Dowling 13.150, Jamie Veal 13.292, Luke Dillon 13.412, David Priolo 14.435, Cameron Gessner 13.440, Jamie Maiolo 13.480, Jason Kendrick 13.484, Tim Van Ginneken 13.515, Bradley Maiolo 13.551, Lee Nash 13.565, Trent Pigdon 13.569, Daryl Clayden 13.606, Kye Scroop 13.659, Jake Beard-Miller 13.710, Ben Ellement 13.723, Mitchell Wormall 13.762, Andrew Priolo 13.762, Andrew Priolo 13.766, Jason Pryde 13.806, Taylor Milling 13.809, Aldo De Paoli 13.850, Scott Chatwin 14.011, Lee Redmond 14.032, James Inglis 14.094

Heat 1: 1st Trent Pigdon, 2nd Bradley Maiolo, 3rd Cameron Gessner, 4th Jason Kendrick, 5th Carl Dowling, 6th Kye Scroop, 7th Luke Dillon, 8th Ben Ellement, 9th Taylor Milling, 10th Andrew Priolo, DNF: James Inglis and Scott Chatwin.

Heat 2: 1st Tim Van Ginneken, 2nd Lee Nash, 3rd David Priolo, 4th Jamie Veal, 5th Daryl Clayden, 6th Jason Pryde, 7th Mitchell Wormall, 8th Jamie Maiolo, 9th Lee Redmond. DNF: Jake Beard-Miller, Aldo De Paoli.

Midpack 1: 1st Jamie Maiolo, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Kye Scroop, 4th Jason Pryde, 5th Aldo De Paoli, 6th James Inglis, 7th Lee Redmond. DNF: Andrew Priolo.

Midpack 2: 1st Daryl Clayden,2nd Luke Dillon, 3rd Ben Ellement, 4th Jake Beard-Miller, 5th Mitchell Wormall. DNF: Taylor Milling and Scott Chatwin.

Feature: 1st Jamie Veal, 2nd Luke Dillon, 3rd Jamie Maiolo, 4th Cameron Gessner, 5th Jake Beard-Miller, 6th Andrew Priolo, 7th Jason Pryde, 8th Taylor Milling, 9th Aldo De Paoli, 10th Scott Chatwin. DNF: Lee Nash, Bradley Maiolo, Jason Kendrick, Trent Pigdon, Daryl Clayden, Carl Dowling, Tim Van Ginneken, Lee Redmond, Mitchell Wormall, Ben Ellement, David Priolo, James Inglis and Kye Scroop.

 

 

Action well worth the wait as Shingledecker holds off McCreadie Brandon Spithaler runs away and hides with Peoples Sprint feature Joey Zambotti leads wire-to-wire, Kole Holden steals a win late

Sarver, PA (April 22, 2016) If you stayed home because of the weather Friday Night, shame on you for six weeks! Despite an hour and 45-minute rain delay after just a few hot lap sessions, the Action Track Prep Crew provided a fast and tacky racing surface that provided some great action on the track that was well worth the wait!

Jeremiah Shingledecker held off one of the most talented drivers in the country in Tim McCreadie for the majority of the 25-lap Diehl Modified feature. McCreadie crashed the party due to Sharon’s rainout and he jumped into Brian Swartzlander’s backup car much to the pleasure of his fans that were decked out in their T-Mac attire Friday Night. Defending Track Champion Mat Williamson finished second after getting around McCreadie in the closing laps.

Brandon Spithaler absolutely dominated the Peoples Sprint feature, leading every lap, posting lap time almost a whole second faster than second place Jack Sodeman Jr., and lapping the entire field except Sodeman and George Hobaugh, (who had a great run to finish on the podium).

Joey Zambotti held off a late charge from Aaron Easler to score a win in the Pic-A-Part Sportsman feature and Kole Holden stole a late race win from a very impressive Chelsie Kriegisch in the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds; Kriegisch led the first 18 laps before giving way to Holden.

4.22.16

Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar 410 Sprint Feature: (25 Laps) 1. (22) Brandon Spithaler, Evans City 2. (23Jr) Jack Sodeman Jr., N. Jackson, OH 3. (40) George Hobaugh Jr. , Chicora 4. (11) Scott Priester, Rimersburg 5. (10) Carl Bowser, Sarver 6. (33) Brent Matus, Wampum 7. (23) Darren Pifer, Punxsy 8. (51) John Garvin Jr., Sarver 9. (24) Alex Paden, New Wilmington 10. (G1) Mike Miller, Chicora 11. (5) Bob McMillan, Apollo 12. (41) Matthew Gardina, 13. (4K) Bill Kiley, Cabot 14. (08) Dan Kuriger, New Brighton 15. (13) Brandon Matus, Wampum 16. (2) AJ Flick, Apollo 17. (40X) Cory Good, Smicksburg Heat Winners: Scott Priester, Brandon Spithaler

Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modified Feature: (25 Laps) 1. (37MD) Jeremiah Shingledecker, Polk 2. (6M) Mat Williamson, St. Catharines ONT 3. (83X) Tim McCreadie, Watertown, NY 4. (61) Dave Murdick, Meridian 5. (165) Rex King Jr., Bristolville, OH 6. (777) Kevin Bolland, New Brighton 7. (23) Jimmy Weller, Liberty, OH 8. (13) Rick Regalski, Slippery Rock 9. (65) Rex King Sr., Bristolville, OH 10. (64) Rodney Beltz, Ellwood City 11. (96) Mike Turner, Herman 12. (83) Brian Swartzlander, Leechburg 13. (45) Steve Feder, Butler 14. (29) Garrett Krummert, Butler 15. (3K) Shawn Kozar, Renfrew 16. (88) Shawn Fleeger, Butler 17. (28) Tom Winkle, Mars 18. (66M) JR McGinley, Fairmont City 19. (75) Jeff Miller, Sarver DNS (96B) Bob Warren, Slippery Rock Heat Winners: Rex King Jr., Garrett Krummert

Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman Feature: (20 Laps) 1. (948) Joe Zambotti, Kittanning 2. (11) Aaron Easler, Butler 3. (66) Joe Kelley, Mt. Pleasant 4. (28Y) Terry Young, Butler 5. (27) Brandon Wearing, Callery 6. (C33) Corey McPherson, Tarentum 7. (25) Brett McDonald, Saxonburg 8. (30) Bob Egley, Kittanning 9. (10) Jim Fosnaught, Tarentum 10. (380) Pat Hanley, Monroeville 11. (17R) Stan Riggle, Ford City 12. (21) Jeff Miller, Natrona Heights 13. (91) Sadie Siegel, Saxonburg 14. (26) Mike Bordt, Mars 15. (31) Noah Brunell, New Alexandria 16. (35) Tyler Dietz, Saxonburg 17. (3S) Paul Schreckengost, Creighton DNS (29B) Scott Byers, Butler DNS (9R) Roger Stivenson, Freeport Heat Winners: Tyler Dietz, Joey Zambotti

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models Feature: (25 Laps) 1. (2) Kole Holden 2. (10) Chelsie Kriegisch 3. (14) Jerry Schaffer 4. (35W) Jeremy Weaver 5. (77N) Nick Ritchey 6. (10D) Darin Gallagher 7. (41) Brian Schaffer 8. (35) Steve Slater 9. (84) Joshua Seippel 10. (24S) Jessica Shea 11. (JD57) Jordan Ehrenberg 12. (63) Jessica Kriegisch 13. (4) Will Schaffer 14. (8) Kyle Martell 15. (14S) Justin Shea Heat Winners: Kole Holden, Nick Ritchey

Car Count Total: 71 Peoples TWP Sprints: 17 Diehl Modifieds: 20 Pic-A-Part Sportsman: 19 RUSH Sportsman Mods: 15

 

 

Hey race fans, here's your St. Francois County Raceway Auto Plaza Group Race Recap for Saturday, April 16th, 2016!

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL weather and warmer temps made for a FANtastic night at The Bullring, as we welcomed the Boss Chassis WAR Sprint Car Series to town. We also found that the perfect weather had presented us the opportunity for something else that we have been extremely excited about, and with that, we were pleased to unveil the newest addition to the show, one of the Auto Plaza Group Monster Pace Trucks!!

Non-Wing sprint cars are extremely exciting to watch at any track, because without the wings, the cars are harder to handle and have to be driven differently than the winged cars, which have downforce and can stay in the throttle longer entering the turns. 2 totally different driving techniques. What's even more exciting is watching drivers switch back and forth as they race in both classes in the same night, showing just how talented these guys and gals really are! But unfortunately, when non-wing cars wreck, they usually wreck big, as we saw in the opening lap of the nights WAR Heat races when Zach Clark(2) took a nasty ride down the back straight, tumbling up and over the fence. The car landed on the secondary safety fence, an additional safety barrier fence between the racetrack fence and the pit side grandstands. No one was injured in the accident. The track crews replaced a damaged fence pole and a strand of cable, and made other repairs before racing resumed. Joe B Miller piloted his #51B machine to the 1st WAR Heat Race win, over Korey Weyant(99) and Kevin Petty(72). Pocohantas, IL driver Zach Daum(75K) won the 2nd WAR Heat Race over Sprint Car veteran Terry Babb(8D) and Clinton Boyles(77). The veteran proved to be a handful for the young guns in the WAR A-Main, as Terry Babb picked up the win over Weyant, Miller, Daum, and Boyles.

In the Super Street division, Chuck Adams(99) raced to the checkers ahead of Marshall Yount(45) and Joe Merritt(71) in the first Heat Race. Matt Brown(11) carried those checkers in the next one, winning Heat Race 2 over Jason Neel(94) and Travis Goodman(76). Brown later parked his #11 in Victory Lane, winning the A-Main, followed by Adams, Neel, Merritt, and David Baker(00).

In the A-Modified division, Greg Swaringim(25S) won the first Heat Race over Terry Johnson(32J) and Jeff Asher(56). Heat 2 saw Brent Thompson(18) picking up the win over Billy Smith(14) and Brian Wolfmeier(37). Kasey Nations(26) won the 3rd Heat over Tim Nash(7) and Matt Dotson(45). Smith won the Dash, earning him the the front row inside starting position for the A-Main, with Nations to his outside. After 20 intense laps and tight battles throughout the field, Smith won a "nail biter" over Nations. Swaringim was 3rd, Thompson 4th, and Dotson 5th.

In the 410 Winged Sprint Car division, Jason Keith(28) won the first Heat Race over Joey Montgomery(12X) and Adam Parmley(21P). Timmy Montgomery(32) picked up the 2nd Heat Race win over Zach Daum(5D) and Jimmy Hurley(35). The Heat 3 win went to Robbie Standridge(22), followed by Jimmy Bridgeman(14T) and Dustin Adams(3). Standridge won the Dash, earning the Pole starting position for the A-Main. After several late cautions in the A-Main, the crowd was on their feet as "The Fredericktown Flash" Timmy Montgomery was back, parking his familiar #32 in victory lane (in Timmy's words, "Man it's been awhile!"). He was followed by Daum, Hurley, Bridgeman, and Joey Boyd(67).

The B-Modified division saw Kyle Stolzer(147) picking up the first Heat Race win over Kodi Savage(13) and Chuck Adams(99). Heat Race 2 had Rudy Slade carrying the checkers, with Jeremy Welborne(27W) finishing second and Mark Crady(70) third. Aaron Canterberry(19C) won Heat 3 over Scott Jarrett(4M) and Paul Butler(28B). After a very intense A-Main, with 6 late-race restarts trying to knock out the final three laps, it was Kodi Savage getting his first mod win at SFCR, one he'd been chasing for a very long time. Savage was followed by Stolzer, Slade, Adams, and Canterberry.

Full Results and current Point Standings can be found on our website, www.sfcraceway.com. While you're surfing, don't forget to follow us on the socials @SFCRaceway and "Like" us on Facebook!

Coming up next, All Classes PLUS the Gateway Vintage Cars this Saturday, April 23rd! Gates open at 4, Racing at 7! General Admission - $12 Adults Kids 12 & under FREE! Hope to see y'all there!

4/16/2016 Results

WAR HEAT 1 1. 51B- Joe B Miller 2. 99- Korey Weyant 3. 72- Kevin Petty 4. 65- TJ Muths 5. 55- Kenny Potter 6. 82- Vinny Ward 7. 09- Andrew Genkinger 8. 12- Tyler Nelson 9. 2- Zach Clark HEAT 2 1. 75k- Zach Daum 2. 8d - Terry Babb 3. 77- Clinton Boyles 4. 65 - Chris Parkinson 5. 70- Pete Palazzolo 6. 8k- Katlynn Leer 7. 87- Kent Buckley 8. 90- Patrick Budde FEATURE 1. 8D - Terry Babb 2. 99- Korey Weyant 3. 51b- Joe B. Miller 4. 75k-Zach Daum 5. 77 Clinton Boyles 6. 65m- TJ Muths 7. 87- Kent Buckley 8. 55 Kenny Potter 9. 65- Chris Parkinson 10. 8k- Katlynn Leer 11. 72- Kevin Petty 12. 82- Vinny Ward 13. 90- Patrick Budde 14. 09- Andrew Genkinger 15. 70- Pete Palazzolo

SUPER STREET HEAT 1 1. 99- Chuck Adams 2. 45 Marshall Yount 3. 71- Joe Merritt 4. 32 Robert Hicks 5. 44r- Ricky McCullough 6. 21w- Brad Callahan(NF) HEAT 2 1. 11- Matt Brown 2. 94- Jason Neel 3. 76- Travis Goodman 4. 44m- Marty McCullough 5. 00 David Baker(NF) 6. 81h- Mike Hurst(NF) FEATURE 1. 11- Matt Brown 2. 99- Chuck Adams 3. 94- Jason Neel 4. 71- Joe Merritt 5. 00- David Baker 6. 76- Travis Goodman 7. 44m- Marty McCullough 8. 32- Robert Hicks(NF) 9. 45 Marshall Yount(NF) 10. 44r- Ricky McCullough(NF) 11. 81h- Mike Hurst(NS) 12. 21w- Brad Callahan(NS)

A-MOD HEAT 1 1. 25s- Greg Swaringim 2.32j- Terry Johnson 3. 56- Jeff Asher 4. 47- Chuck Huff 5. 10- Richie Standridge 6. 15- Danny Resinger(NF) HEAT2 1. 18- Brent Thompson 2. 14- Billy Smith 3. 37- Brian Wolfmeier 4. 32c- Chris Hays 5. 69x- Dave Chilton 6. 51- Dean Resinger(NS) HEAT 3 1. 26- Kasey Nations 2. 7- Tim Nash 3. 45- matt Dotson 4. 13- Mike Savage 5. 12m- Ben Gerdes 6. 24- Matt Denoyer(NF) DASH 1. 14- Billy Smith 2. 26- Kasey Nations 3. 18- Brent Thompson 4. 25s- Greg Swaringim 5. 7- Tim Nash 6. 32j- Terry Johnson FEATURE 1. 14- Billy Smith 2. 26- Kasey Nations 3. 25s- Greg Swaringim 4.18- Brent Thompson 5. 45- Matt Dotson 6. 37 Brian Wolfmeier 7. 56- Jeff Asher 8. 7- Tim Nash 9. 32j- Terry Johnson 10. 32c- Chris Hays 11. 15- Danny Resinger 12 .69x- Dave Chilton 13. 12m- Ben Gerdes 14. 13- Mike Savage(NF) 15. 47- Chuck Hulf(NF) 16. 10- Richie Standridge(NF) 17. 24- Matt Denoyer(NF) 18. 51 Dean Resinger(NS)

SPRINTS HEAT 1 1. 28- Jason Keith 2. 12x- Joey Montgomery 3. 21p- Adam Parmley 4. 16g- Scottie Gretzmacher 5. 72- Kevin Petty 6. 67- Joey Boyd 7. 606- John Epperson HEAT 2 1. 32- Timmy Montgomery 2. 5d- Zach Daum 3. 35- Jimmy Hurley 4. 88- Jeff Wurst 5. 97- Tommy Worley 6. 7z- Matt Zimmerly 7. 15*-Jeffery Masson 8. 55- Kevin Todd HEAT 3 1. 22 Robbie Standridge 2. 14t- Jimmy Bridgeman 3. 3- Dustin Adams 4. 87- Kent Buckley 5. 47- Brett Samonds 6. 44t- Adam Carylon 7. 51b- Joe B Miller(NF) DASH 1.22- Robbie Standridge 2. 5d- Zach Daum 3. 14t- Jimmy Bridgeman 4. 12x- Joey Montgomery 5. 28- Jason Keith 6. 32 Tim Montgomery(NS) FEATURE 1. 32- Timmy Montgomery 2. 5d- Zach Daum 3. 35- Jimmy Hurley 4. 14t- Jimmy Bridgeman 5. 67- Joey Boyd 6. 3- Dustin Adams 7. 16g- Scottie Gretzmacher 8. 88- Jeff Wurst 9. 21p- Adam Parmley 10. 72- Kevin Petty 11. 606- John Epperson 12. 7z- Matt Zimmerly 13. 44t- Adam Carylon 14. 15*- Jeffery Masson 15. 55- Kevin Todd 16. 22- Robbie Standridge(NF) 17. 87- Kent Buckley(NF) 18. 12x- Joey Montgomery(NF) 19. 97- Tommy Worley(NF) 20. 47- Brett Samonds(NF) 21. 28- Jason Keith(NF)

B-MODS HEAT 1 1. 147- Kyle Stolzer 2. 13- Kodi Savage 3. 99- Chuck Adams 4. 05- Randall Stevens 5. 10b-Colby Benson(NF) HEAT 2 1. 21r- Rudy Slade 2. 27w- Jeremy Welborn 3. 70- Mark Crady 4. 67h- Jim Hartzel 5. 2- Eric Sarakas 6. 2a- Adam DeClue(NF) 7. 42jr- Larry Baker(NF) HEAT 3 1. 19C- Aaron Canterberry 2. 4m- Scott Jarrett 3. 28B- Paul Butler 4. 67- Scott Winters 5. 81- Joshua Gibson 6. 27j-Jonny Crump 7. 44- Darryll Dickerson(NS) FEATURE 1. 13- Kodi Savage 2. 147- Kyle Stolzer 3. 21r- Rudy Slade 4. 99- Chuck Adams 5. 19c- Aaron Canterberry 6. 27w- Jeremy Welborn 7. 2- Eric Sarakas 8. 44- Daryll Dickerson 9. 67h- Jim Hartzel 10. 4m- Scott Jarrett 11. 10b- Colby Benson 12. 28b- Paul Butler 13. 70 Mark Crady 14. 27j- Jonny Crump 15. 05- Randall Stevens 16. 81- Joshua Gibson(NF) 17. 42jr- Larry Baker(NF) 18. 67- Scott Winters(NF)

 

 

STOCKON WINS THE “SPRING SHOWDOWN” FOR USAC AND MSCS

Haubstadt, IN - April 16, 2016 - Chase Stockon, now of Haubstadt, IN, was victorious in the 30 lap main event for sprint cars at Tri-State Speedway Saturday night. It was the season opener for the quarter mile racing facility. The “Spring Showdown” has become an annual match-up for drivers competing with USAC and those participating with MSCS. Twenty five competitors were on hand for the contest.

The night’s feature victory was worth $5,000. Stockon took the lead on lap 12 and turned in a flawless performance to maintain that lead. Fast qualifier Kyle Cummins stayed in hot pursuit but would finish as the runner-up. Carson Short took third place honors.

Chase Stockon was piloting the TBI Racing Superior Tank and Trailer sponsored DRC powered by Fisher. “It feels great to win one close to home. This place has always been a home track to me.” It was here that he won the final MSCS feature last season. “Tonight this thing was on a rail.” The ride took him to his tenth MSCS career victory and he is now fifth on the all time list in MSCS wins!

C.J. Leary lead the first lap in the Dutcher 17GP. Thomas Meseraull took the lead on lap two in the Amati 66. The two drivers had started on the front row. Meseraull led another 9 laps. Stockon was already challenging for the top spot by lap 5.

Chad Boespflug and C.J. Leary rounded out the top five for the feature. Brady Bacon was sixth followed by Robert Ballou, Brady Short, Thomas Meseraull, and Kent Schmidt. Dakota Jackson received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award for his eleventh place finish.

Robert Ballou was the MSCS Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race. He had started sixteenth in a back-up car and moved up 9 spots which was almost twice as many positions as any other driver gained in the 22 car field. Ballou was the MSCS Hard Charger of the Year last season. It was a “Never give up” performance!

The Rod Supply heat race winners were Max McGhee, Kent Schmidt, and Chase Stockon. McGhee’s feature effort ended early with a smoking engine. Brady Short won the 12 lap semi feature. The results from that event transferred the top 7 finishers to the feature line-up. No provisional starting spots were needed by drivers of either organization.

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MSCS will race next on April 30 and then again May 1. The first race of the weekend will be at Tri-State Speedway on a Saturday evening. It will be the inaugural “Midwest Madness” event which is a new addition to the track’s schedule. Sunday the action moves to the Terre Haute Action Track for the annual MSCS “Spring Fling.”

Provided as News and Information for MSCS. KISSINGER TOPS MODIFIEDS

Levi Kissinger of Mt. Vernon, IN, won the hotly contested UMP Open Wheel Modified feature. The 25 lap season opening event played out in interesting phases. Matt Lane grabbed the early lead and was stretching it out with a fast car when he spun in turn two. That was on lap 18. That realigned the field under the caution.

A close three way battle soon developed between new leader Zach Fair, Mark Lamont, and Levi Kissinger. Contact on the front stretch sent Lamont’s car spinning sideways. With only 3 laps left Lamont headed to the pit area. Kissinger passed Fair after that final restart. Zach Fair finished second ahead of Clay Lane, Matt Lane, and Josh Harris. Matt Lane was making substantial progress in just 7 laps after having restarted on the tail.

Kissinger described the action to the fans from victory lane. “It was tight racing. We were all layered. The competition here is tougher than ever. I had to drive the wheels off the last 5 to 7 laps to make something happen!”

The four heat races were won in succession by Matt Lane, Levi Kissinger, Mark Lamont, and former NASCAR competitor Kenny Schrader. Willie Madison won the B Main. A large field of 31 cars participated. The UMP modifieds will appear again April 30th along with the addition of the MMSA Mini-Sprints.

SUMMARY Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN April 16, 2016

MSCS & USAC Sprint Cars: (25 Entries)

Top Qualifier - 3R Kyle Cummins, 13.512 seconds First Heat - 17 Max McGhee, 69 Brady Bacon, 66 Thomas Meseraull, 3R Kyle Cummins, 11 Dave Darland, 1 Robert Ballou, 98 Brandon Morin, 97 Bret Mellenberndt, 11A Nevil Algie, Second Heat - 5K Kent Schmidt, 15F Aaron Farney, 21 Carson Short, 5 Justin Grant, 17gp C.J. Leary, 98e Chad Boespflug, 52 Isaac Chapple, 52c Jared Chastain Third Heat - 32 Chase Stockon, 3 Dakota Jackson, 24 Landon Simon, 71p Kody Swanson, 39 Matt Goodnight, 11x James Lyerla, 11p Brady Short, 41 Jim Shelton Semi Feature - 11p Brady Short, 1 Robert Ballou, 52 Isaac Chapple, 98e Chad Boespflug, 11x James Lyerla, 11A Nevil Algie, 98 Brandon Morin, 97 Bret Mellenberndt, 41 Jim Shelton, 52c Jared Chastain Feature (30 Laps) - 32 Chase Stockon, 3R Kyle Cummins, 21 Carson Short, 98e Chad Boespflug, 17gp C.J. Leary, 69 Brady Bacon, 1 Robert Ballou, 11p Brady Short, 66 Thomas Meseraull, 5K Kent Schmidt, 3 Dakota Jackson, 5 Justin Grant, 24 Landon Simon, 11 Dave Darland, 11x James Lyerla, 52 Isaac Chapple, 15F Aaron Farney, 39 Matt Goodnight, 98 Brandon Morin, 71p Kody Swanson, 11A Nevil Algie, 17 Max McGhee

UMP Open Wheel Modifieds: (31 Entries)

First Heat - 32 Matt Lane, 16c Josh Harris, 10Y Trent Young, 77 Stephen Schnapf Second Heat - 8k Levi Kissinger, 1 Zach Fair, 25c Clay Lane, 62k Joel Jenson Third Heat - 7 Mark Lamont, 75 Dustin Beck, 0J Bryce Jewell, 8M Carl McGowin Fourth Heat - 9 Kenny Schrader, 54 Josh McPherson, 110 Chase Copeland, 00x John Lane, B Main - 14 Willie Madison, 84 Stan Beadles, 87 Tyler Weiss, 16jc John Clippinger

A Main (25 Laps) - 8k Levi Kissinger, 1 Zach Fair, 25c Clay Lane, 32 Matt Lane, 16c Josh Harris, 75 Dustin Beck, 62k Joel Jenson, 9 Kenny Schrader, 77 Stephen Schnapf, 00x John Lane, 16jc John Clippinger, 7 Mark Lamont, 84 Stan Beadles, 87 Tyler Weiss, 54 Josh McPherson, 10Y Trent Young, 0j Bryce Jewell, 14 Willie Madison, 110 Chase Copeland DNS, 8M Carl McGowan DNS

 

 

 

Rico Abreu returns to Placerville to take Red Hawk Casino Championship Round 2
By Brad Kennedy
04_16_2016_257Placerville, CA (4-16-16) After a week off due to rain, “The Fastest ¼ Mile in California” returned to action for the second Red Hawk Casino point series race on the calendar. 85 cars signed into the pit area between all four divisions, with the Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars, the Jay’s Mobile Welding Pure Stocks, the Domco Plumbing Limited Late Models, and the Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars traveling series.
Twenty-four 360 Sprints were counted in the pit area to battle it out on another exciting night at Placerville Speedway. Mason Moore would be the fastest car in time trials with a nice lap of 10.829. Moore would be presented with $100 courtesy of ADCO Drivelines and Exhaust.
Moore has shown speed in his return to the seat of the F&F Racing X1 mount, picking up heat 1 from the 4th starting position. Jonathan Allard, Justyn Cox, and Sean Becker were the remaining heat race winners, while Greg DeCaires came back after a fourth heat skirmish with Bobby Butler to win the 10 lap semi.
The 25-lap feature event saw Rico Abreu and Ryan Robinson on the front row with Abreu getting the jump and setting the pace. Meanwhile, Jonathan Allard got by Robinson through turns one and two to get the second spot. Through the first 11 laps, Allard closed on Abreu in traffic and pulled off a masterful slide job to take the lead on lap 12. However, fourth and fifth place runners Andy Gregg of Placerville and outside front row starter Ryan Robinson both got tangled up with a lapped car, causing Gregg to flip violently down the front chute as Robinson suffered front end damage. Both drivers were uninjured.
The ensuing restart saw Abreu get an excellent restart over Allard who spun his tires off of turn four allowing Princeton, California driver Mason Moore to take the runner up spot. Abreu managed a three car length lead over Moore during the middle portion of the race, but Moore closed the gap as Abreu fought his way through traffic. Moore chased the rear bumper of Abreu to the checkered, but Rico proved too tough to tame, leading all 25 laps and scoring the popular victory over Moore, Allard, defending Placerville Speedway Champion Greg DeCaires and Kirt Organ, who rounded out the top five. Jake Morgan charged from his 19th starting position to finish 6th and picked up the RMI Hard Charger Award, and earning a $100 gift certificate to AL Driveline products.
Abreu was very pleased with his second victory in as many nights after a rough Outlaw swing. “Glad I could put on a show after a disappointing race when the Outlaws were here,” Rico acknowledged. “It’s great to win at Chico last night and then come here to win tonight.”
28 Nor-Cal Dwarf cars signed into the pits for their first visit of 2016 to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Sean Jones of San Jose put on a dominating performance in the feature after taking the race lead early in the 20 lap A-Main. Jones went on to win by a straightaway to secure the victory, and credited his ability to maneuver through traffic to secure the victory in the winner’s circle. “I just had to be very aware while in traffic because you roll up so fast on the tail end of the field.” Jones explained in detail. “I pushed hard on the cushion multiple times in the first handful of laps, and finally just started tossing the car hard in the corners to let the right rear hit the cushion, so I would not push the nose and I would have good forward bite on exit.”
The race long battle for second between Mike Grenert, Ryan Winter, and Kevin Bender thrilled the fans, while the three traded slide jobs for multiple laps. Grenert got the best end of the deal, finishing second. Bender was credited with third, while fourth went to Winter, and Brian Quilty rounded out the top five in the feature cut to 15 laps due to time constraints.
Heat Race wins went to Grenert, Bender, Shawn Jones, and Buddy Olschowka.
The Jay’s Mobile Welding Pure Stocks had 21 cars in attendance and put another great battle on in the main event. Nick Baldwin and two-time track champion Scott Grunert fought for most of the race until late in the 20 lapper, when Grunert jumped the cushion and allowed Baldwin to escape to victory for the first time in 2016. Dan Jinkerson, Dan Smith, and Greg Rayl rounded out the top five.
“I knew my car wasn’t good on restarts, and the only way I could get past Scotty (Grunert) is if I tried to diamond the corners because he was too good up top”, Baldwin theorized in victory lane. “I’m glad we got the win tonight because the car was good in the season opener and we just had some bad luck early in the race. Fortunately, we managed to get back to the top 5”.
Heat race winners included Tim Mack, Dan Jinkerson, and Grunert. The RMI Hard Charger award went to Greg Rayl, who charged from the 19th starting spot to finish fifth.
The Domco Plumbing Limited Late Models saw 12 cars in the pit area for round two of their championship season and they did not disappoint during the 20 lap feature event. From the drop of the green flag, Will McMillan danced around the cushion as Ryan McDaniel worked the bottom of the surface. The two raced side by side for 11 straight laps until the first caution. Once again, on the restart McMillan flirted with the curb in his #29 as McDaniel “catfished” around the bottom.
A lap 14 restart saw McDaniel try a slide job in turn one, but the car got tight on the right front causing the seasoned veteran to hop the edge of the track allowing McMillan to get away. McDaniel regrouped and continued to chase McMillan, but the number 29 was too fast on the cushion and cruised to his first win in 2016 at the fairgrounds. McDaniel finished second over Ray Trimble, RMI Hard Charger award winner Mike Lightfoot (moving up from 8th to 4th), and Paul Guglielmoni, who rounded out the top five.
In victory lane, a very happy McMillan talked about how he enjoyed the 11 lap door to door race with McDaniel. “I just had to be perfect and not miss my mark. I knew if I messed up, Ryan would drive by and I would never be able to get back by him.”
Heat race wins went to Eddie Gardner and McMillan.
The next race on the schedule will be April 23rd featuring the King of the West sprint cars and BCRA Midget Lites. Pit gates open at 2PM, Ticket Sales and Grandstands open at 3PM, Racing begins at 7PM.
Track Sponsors: Red Hawk Casino, Capitol Ace Hardware, Coors Light, Thompson’s Auto Group, Domco Plumbing, Jay's Mobile Welding & Fabrication, Mountain Democrat, ADCO Drivelines & Exhaust, Arnolds for Awards, Riebes Auto Parts, Les Schwab Tires, Fords Only, AL Driveline, Cal Star, The Paint Spot, Cal.Net

 

Shane Cottle wins the sprint car feature on opening night at Lincoln Park Speedway in the ‘Bill Gardner Indiana Open Wheel Racin’ Fest - Randy Shuman picks up UMP Modified victory, Josh Boller wins UMP Super Stocks and A.J. Smith and Zane Fields win bomber A-mains

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE – Lincoln Park Speedway raised the curtain on the 2016 racing season Saturday night with an outstanding field of 105 cars over four classes. Shane Cottle piloted the Paul Hazen No. 57 sprinter to victory lane to capture the “Bill Gardner Memorial” 30-lap feature for sprint cars. Randy Shuman was the UMP modified victor with Josh Boller claiming the UMP Super Stock A-main. A.J. Smith picked up the bomber feature as Zane Fields recorded his first career feature win in the second bomber feature to wrap up the evening. Cottle parlayed a win in the first sprint car heat race into a pole spot for the feature and was able to hold that spot despite a mid-race battle with Kevin Thomas Jr. Jeff Bland, Kevin Studley and Jordan Kinser started with Cottle in the top two rows to begin the A-main and it was Bland that challenged for the lead early. However, a near spin on lap 11 cost Bland his runner-up spot. Cottle held a solid lead at that point, but lapped traffic aided Thomas’ charge to close the gap. On lap 16, Thomas made his move with a slider in turn four, but Cottle crossed back over and regained the top spot and held it the remainder of the race for the victory. Stanbrough held down the third spot after starting ninth as Jordan Kinser recorded a fourth-place finish ahead of Shane Cockrum. In the UMP Modified A-main, Shuman took over the lead on lap five and held off Roger Mills over the middle portion of the feature. The pair ran side-by-side ahead of Roy Bruce Jr. with Jake and Jay Humphrey battling wheel-to-wheel for several laps for the third spot. Mills’ challenge for the top spot was derailed by a spin on lap 12 that sent him to the back. He would eventually make his way back to ninth at the checkered flag. Up front, Shuman was able to hold off a challenge over the final eight laps from Roy Bruce as Jay Humphrey came home third ahead of Travis Shoulders and Tyler Loughmiller. In the UMP Super Stock feature, defending track champion Josh Boller started 2016 the same way he started and ended last season, with a victory. Boller had Steve Peeden right on his bumper for the entire race, but held him off to gain the win. Peeden tried several different racing lines and showed his nose underneath to Boller’s door panel in pursuit of the win. Several different re-starts gave Peeden a chance, but Boller remained steadfast in his pursuit of the victory and picked up win number one of the season. Peeden came home second ahead of Josh McDaniel, Jonathon Newgent and Larry Raines. In the first bomber feature of the night, Smith and Cody Wright raced door-to-door over the final eight laps. Smith edged into the lead in lapped traffic over the final two laps and won the charge to the checkered flag. Jordan Almanza placed third ahead of James Walters and Travis Heramb. In the final feature of the night, Fields started fourth and was able to quickly challenge the leader and take over the top spot and pick up his first win. Harvey Whitaker was second with Cole Parker and Matthew Grimes in the top-four. This weekend will feature the Bomber Spring Fling with $500 going to the feature winner and $50 to start. Sprints, modifieds and super stocks are also on the card.

Lincoln Park Speedway Sprint car feature 1. Shane Cottle, 2. Kevin Thomas Jr., 3. Jon Stanbrough, 4. Jordan Kinser, 5. Shane Cockrum, 6. Jeff Bland, 7. Kyle Robbins, 8. Logan Jarrett, 9. Kevin Studley, 10. Cole Ketcham, 11. JJ Hughes, 12. Colton Cottle, 13. Mitch Wissmiller, 14. Ethan Barrow, 15. Brandon Mattox, 16. Tim Creech II, 17. Nate McMillin, 18. Tony Dimattia, 19. Chris Babcock, 20. Tyler Hewitt B-main winner: Ethan Barrow Heat winners: Shane Cottle, Jeff Bland, Kevin Studley

UMP Modified feature 1. Randy Shuman, 2. Roy Bruce Jr., 3. Jay Humphrey, 4. Travis Shoulders, 5. Tyler Loughmiller, 6. Cullen Goodman, 7. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 8. Josh McDaniel, 9. Roger Mills, 10. Brent Hudson, 11. Scott Ricketts, 12. Jason Clark, 13. RJ Pruitt, 14. JR Watkins, 15. Sydney Landes, 16. Jake Humphrey, 17. Carlos Bumgardner Sr., 18. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 19. Gary Ricketts, 20. Josh Settles, 21. Michael Fish, 22. Jerry Bland Jr. Heat winners: Jake Humphrey, Randy Shuman, Roger Mills

UMP Super Stock feature 1. Josh Boller, 2. Steve Peeden, 3. Josh McDaniel, 4. Jonathon Newgent, 5. Larry Raines, 6. Chris Harcourt, 7. Paul Wright, 8. Jack Campbell, 9. Jeff Beggs, 10. D.J. McCullough, 11. Chris Hillman, 12. Doug McCullough, 13. Steve Johnson Jr., 14. Matt Jordan, 15. Hayden Rogers, 16. Scotty Maddie, 17. Michael Clark, 18. Chris Campbell, 19. Kris Starks, 20. Terry Leitzman B-main winner: Steve Johnson Jr. Heat winners: Steve Peeden, Josh Boller, Doug McCullough

Bomber feature 1. A.J. Smith, 2. Cody Wright, 3. Jordan Almanza, 4. James Walters, 5. Travis Heramb, 6. Scott Crouch, 7. Glenn Ogden, 8. Alex Reid, 9. Mike Swango, 10. Charles Shipley, 11. Larry Hutto, 12. Adam Farr, 13. Kyle Prince, 14. Tom Cox, 15. Josh Litton, 16. Justin Litton, 17. Michael Conner, 18. Tom Courtney, 19. Joe Cash, 20. Megan Cavaness B-main winner: Mike Swango Heat winners: Josh Litton, James Walters, Jordan Almanza, Cody Wright

Bomber second feature 1. Zane Fields, 2. Harvey Whitaker, 3. Cole Parker, 4. Matthew Grimes, 5. Justin Bumgardner, 6. Bobby Tarrh Jr., 7. Mark Dickerson, 8. Chad Casassa, 9. Jerry Hutto, 10. David Wallen, 11. Bob Farris, 12. DJ Smiley

 

 

Redmond, Hanson, Braaten, And Corley Collect CGS Victories; $10.00 Special Returns For April 23rd
By Ben Deatherage
(Photo Courtesy of Dirt Monkey Productions)
Cottage Grove, Oregon- Another great turnout of race fans would be in attendance for the Saturday April 23rd races at Cottage Grove Speedway. The pits would see a wonderful turnout of competitors with teams traveling from all over the state of Oregon as well as Washington and California. Classes in action included the Clark Printing Extreme Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, and Quality RV Repair Hornets.

The Clark Printing Extreme Sprints would be on hand for their first race of 2016. The Double R Powdercoating/BC Motorsports/Rocket Designs #10 XXX of Roseburg driver Don Waddell and Medford’s Bailey Hibbard, in his Dave’s Carpet & Vinyl Liquidators/Tangible Real Estate Investments/PJ & W Trucking/BC Motorsports #1 XXX, would share the front row. Hibbard would take the lead only to have a caution occur in the opening start. On the second attempt Dusty Redmond, from Roseburg, would put his Whit-Log Trailers/Double R Powdercoating/Redmond Trucking #57 Rocket out in front.

Redmond would be challenged on several occasions but kept all potential threats in check. A late race restart with seven laps to go gave second on back a chance to challenge but Redmond would get the job done in the end. With the victory it marked the first career triumph for Dusty Redmond after coming so close over the years.

The Three Rivers Casion/Bi-Mart/MSD Ignitions/Cascade Farm & Outdoor #70 XXX of Eugene pilot Raquel Ivie was second followed by Dave Hibbard of Medford, in his Dave’s Carpet & Vinyl Liquidators/Tangible Real Estate Investments/Outlaw Powdercoating/Hansen & Sons Trucking #3 Zeitler, in third. The rest of the top five would be made up of Thurston’s Ricky Ashley, driving the Todd’s Autobody/Clark Printing/Fastenal/Double R Powdercoating #85 Maxim, in fourth and fifth finishing Chelsea Blevins, of Anderson, California, in her BC Motorsports/Ron Peters Cabinetry #1B Maxim.

Fast time of the night was Cottage Grove native Patrick Dills in the Cedric Ross Hayden For Oregon State Representative/Faye Stewart For United States Senate/Jacob Daniels Attorney at Law/Oregon Research Consultants/M.D. Yearous Logging #5D KPC. Chelsea Blevins was victorious in the Dot’s Trophy Shop Trophy Dashes while heat races were won by Patrick Dills and Raquel Ivie.

The IMCA Modifieds would have a caution filled main event. Springfield’s Steven Sturdevant would put up an impressive effort in his Springfield Point S Tire Factory/KMC Wheels/Pyramid Brewing #11 X-Factor. Sturdevant would battle fiercely for the coveted top position with the Mackin Street Customs & RV’s/Furniture Options/Ashley Family Racing/A-1 Auto Supply #84 Shaw of Jasper’s Eric Ashley.

Sturdevant would secure the lead on lap eleven for much of the race till constant pressure continued to build. With the quantity of the caution flags it would eliminate the possibility of lapped traffic and wipe away all of the progress Sturdevant had made on building up a decent sized lead. Sturdevant would lose the top spot on lap twenty-one to Craig Hanson of Albany. Hanson would build some momentum via the high side of the race track to make the pass coming out of turn four. The Virgil Hanson Automotive Machine/Best Pots Inc./A&B Septic/Superior Fuel Cells #33C Victory Circle, of Hanson, would show the field the rest of the way to win his first race of the year.

Steve Sturdevant would finish a respectable second while third was the Natures Images/Lithia Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge of Medford/JDM Racing Solutions/Mr. Smith’s Bar & Grill #54N GRT of Nick Trenchard from Klamath Falls, driving for car owners Rich and Nicky Biehn. Redmond’s Mark Carrell crossed the line fourth, in his Mark’s Autobody #27 GRT by Phillips entry, while the Ken’s Glass/Cinda Badger/Dave’s Truck Repair #11K Rayburn of Ft. Jones, California chauffeur Kyle Casson was fifth.

Monte Bischoff, from Medford, would be fast time of the night in his Payroll Specialties Inc./Lucas Oil Products/Hoppes Motorsports #F1 PCD. Nick Trenchard would pick up the victory in the Dot’s Trophy Shop Trophy Dash while heat races would be won by Craig Hanson, the Reser’s Fine Foods/Wayne Martin Floor Covering/Western Pacific Wood Trim #19 Shaw of Warren’s Brad Martin, and Bischoff.

A good crop of IMCA Sport Mods was in attendance for their first race of the campaign. Six different drivers would lead at the start-finish line and it was great to see some new faces in the division. One of those new faces was Springfield driver Shawn Hand taking the lead early. The 1400 KNND AM/D&D Automotive/Vintage Inn Family Restaurant/Oregon Taxi #13 Shaw, of Hand, would lead the first lap but was passed on lap two by Mike Medel from Medford. Medel, driving the Rogue Boilerworks/Southern Oregon Archery/Morton’s Sports Bar/Jahnke Heating & Air #30M Rayburn, would lose the top spot to Hand on the next lap.

Shortly after a lap three restart Shawn Hand would again lose the lead. But this time it would be to the Kiwi Fabrication #7M D&M of Eugene’s Andrew Mathers. Mathers, in his first career Modified start, looked very impressive and would build a decent size gab between him and the rest of the field but unfortunately all of his hard work would vanish due to several cautions occurring.

Chris Frisbie, of Vancouver, Washington, would get past Mathers on lap ten after battling back and forth. Frisbie a few laps later would himself get passed by Jorddon Braaten from Central Point. Braaten would stay in the position the rest of the way to pick up the win in his Quench & Drench Car Wash/Miller Paint Company/Advanced Door & Hardware/Don Braaten Painting #84 Dirtworks.

The Frisbie Motorsports/Clark Printing/Discount Race Car Parts/Harbor Rail Services Company #17 Shaw, of Chris Frisbie, was second and Jasper veteran Gene Ashley was third in his Ashley Family Racing/Furniture Options/Hanke Racing #85 machine. The rest of the top five would consist of Shawn Hand and Mike Medel in fourth and fifth.

Jorddon Braaten would have a perfect night with being the fastest in qualifying and winning the Dot’s Trophy Shop Trophy Dash. Braaten and Chris Frisbie were the heat race winners.

Last but not least the Quality RV Repair Hornets would put on an entertaining race. No doubt one of the most impressive performances was Veneta driver Brad Moffett leading for much of the feature. Moffett, in his Edge Motorsports/Tire Sport #65 Volkswagon Golf, would be the car to beat for the first sixteen laps of the scheduled twenty. Moffett would be overtaken by Joe Maricle of Veneta.

The More of Everything Racing Collectibles #11 Honda Accord, of Maricle, had to come from the back earlier in the race due to jumping a start. It looked as if Maricle was well on his way to the win but a late race restart would have the Corley Racing #7C Nissan 200SX of Josh Corley get to the front. Corley, of Westfir, would hold on for the final lap to pick up his first win of the season in his first start.

Joe Maricle was second while the Kimwood Corporation/Industrial Finishes/It Works by Kayla Simmons/Quality RV Repair #1N Honda Prelude of Mike Simmons, from Cottage Grove, was third. Redmond’s Ray Augustine would place the Augustine Racing #8 entry in fourth and the Quantum Mechanics/Big B Tires #30 machine of K.C. Scott, of Springfield, placed fifth.

Dexter’s Mike Swaim would set quick time in his Rapid Delivery Service/Bigg Dogg Recycling/More of Everything Racing Collectibles #48 Toyota Celica. Mike Simmons got the job done in the Dot’s Trophy Shop Trophy Dash and heat race winners were Swaim, Mike Simmons, and the It Works by Kayla Simmons/A+ Towing/This Little Light Of Mine Photography #16 entry of James Simmons from Eugene.

Cottage Grove Speedway returns to racing on Friday April 22nd for the first Kage Kart race of the year. General Admission is FREE and Pit Passes are $10.00 and Car and Driver fees will be $35.00. The Pit Gate will open up around 3:00 PM and the Pit Meeting is at 6:00 PM with Hot Laps and Racing to follow.

The ¼-mile will be back in action on Saturday April 23rd for the Spring Showdown. The 360 Sprints will return for the first leg of the Interstate Sprint Car Series Triple Crown along with Late Models, IMCA Sport Mods, and the Quality RV Repair Hornets.

The track will again be offering a special $10.00 admission for everyone ages 13 years and up. Children 12-6 are $5.00 and 5 and Under is FREE as always. Pit Gates open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:00, and Racing is scheduled to start around 6:30. For more information log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com and check out the track’s Facebook page and click “Like”.

 

 

Two-time Taco Bravo champ Shane Golobic takes Ocean Sprints season-opener over Justin Sanders & Brad Furr on Friday night

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, Ca – April 15, 2016…After inheriting the lead early on Fremont’s Shane Golobic proceeded to run a near perfect race through traffic, before holding off a hard charging Justin Sanders to claim opening night of the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo season on Friday.

Golobic, the 2012 & ’14 Taco Bravo champion carved his way to second early in the race and got the break he needed when misfortune struck leader Ryan Robinson in lapped traffic. Robinson, the talented 15-year-old had taken the lead at the start, but got over a right rear tire while trying to trying to lap a car, which resulted in him getting upside down on lap eight. The Foresthill, CA youngster was very impressive driving the Rod Tiner Racing No. 83sa and certainly showed why he’s one of the brightest up & coming prospects from the Golden State.

Following that things were fairly uneventful up front for Golobic, until Sanders made it interesting late in the race. The victory for Golobic came aboard the familiar Keith Day Trucking/ Gabilan Ag Service No. 22 Sprint Car and marked his second overall triumph of the year, after claiming the USAC National Midget Series sanctioned Shamrock Classic in Illinois on March 19.

“We always love coming out here to Ocean Speedway and racing in front of our home track fans,” Golobic commented after the race. “Early on we had a break when Ryan Robinson got upside down and after that I really focused on running my own race and getting through traffic well. I had a feeling Justin Sanders was going to be coming on the top and I knew I’d have to get going even harder if I heard him. Thankfully we were able to come out on top and we’ll be back next Friday looking to do it again. I can’t thank all my guys enough for their hard work & support.”

A year after winning a record nine main events with the Ocean Sprints, Sanders kicked-off his title defense with a runner up effort at the helm of the North County Plastering/ Fire Protection Management No. 17 machine. The 24-year-old was exciting to watch, as he charged hard around the high-side of the quarter-mile, getting into second on lap 20. Sanders then got close at one point, but couldn’t get the opportunity he needed and Golobic took the checkered flag by 0.883 seconds.

Stockton’s Brad Furr captured the dash and ended up third in the feature behind the wheel of the Price Rite Restaurant/ Brad Furr Racing No. 2 mount. The 2013 Ocean Sprints champ had to hold off a relentless late race challenge from Campbell’s Brent Kaeding, who came home fourth in the Al’s Roofing Supply No. 69 Sprinter. Kaeding, a two-time Ocean Sprints titlist ran close to Furr’s tail tank, but couldn’t quite find a way by.

Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson had a solid run in the feature to round out the top-five in the Taco Bravo Racing No. 72w machine. Nelson battled with Easton’s Tommy Tarlton over the course of the race, before making the final pass late in the going. The top-10 was rounded out by Tarlton, Fresno’s Kyler Shaw, Hollister’s Tony Gualda, 20th starter Jason Chisum of Salinas and Cottonwood’s Lucas Ashe.

For Gualda it was a nice charge back through the field after catching a rut and bicycling on the opening lap while battling for the lead, which forced him to come to a stop, bringing out a yellow. After changing the left rear tire in the work area the 16-year-old returned to the track and put together a solid run. It was also a strong rebound for Ashe, who was making his very first start in a Sprint Car. The 15-year-old got upside down in his heat race, before coming back and recording a top-10 finish in the feature.

As noted Furr won the night’s dash and the $300 that went along with it courtesy of Norm Martin Motorsports. The three heat races were picked off by Ryan Robinson, Kyler Shaw and Brent Kaeding. Furr kicked-off the night by earning the Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time Award with a clocking of 11.815 around the quarter-mile bullring. Full results will be available at www.racepmg.com

A-main finish: 1. #22 Shane Golobic, 2. #17 Justin Sanders, 3. #2 Brad Furr, 4. #69 Brent Kaeding, 5. #72W Kurt Nelson, 6. #21 Tommy Tarlton, 7. #92 Kyler Shaw, 8. #99 Tony Gualda, 9. #25Z Jason Chisum, 10. #33 Lucas Ashe, 11. #4S Michael Kofoid, 12. #9J Dustin Golobic, 13. #10 Anthony Simone, 14. #91C Shawn Conde, 15. #34 Darrell Taylor, 16. #73 Craig Frandsen, 17. #83SA Ryan Robinson, 18. #8 Jeremy Chisum, 19. #88 Koen Shaw, 20. #4 Burt Foland Jr, 21. #3 Kaleb Montgomery, 22. #55 Danny Malfatti

The Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo return to action next Friday night April 22 for round two.

The Ocean Sprints & Ocean Speedway is held under the management of Prentice Motorsports Group, which also operates the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series, the Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster, the Wingless Sprint Car Series presented by Hunt Magnetos, the All Star Modified Tour.

The Ocean Sprints would like to thank Taco Bravo, High Five Pizza, Ray Scheidts Electric, Beer Optics, Hoosier Tires West, Flowmaster, Budweiser and Kaeding Performance for their support. For more information on the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo log onto www.racepmg.com

 

 

JAC HAUDENSCHILD SWEEPS NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY ALL STARS; SCOTT WIN SECOND RoD FEATURE; HENSEL JR. HANGS ON TO SUPER STOCK CHECKER

Orrville, Ohio Saturday, April 16, 2016

By Tyler Altmeyer, RoD, & Mike Swanger

In front of a full house on opening night at NAPA Wayne County Speedway, the “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild lived up to his prestige on Saturday night as he swept the entire Arctic Cat All Star program in fantastic fashion. The Wooster driver kicked off the evening by setting a new track record of 14.125 seconds during qualifying and then won his heat race, the dash and led all 30 laps of the $5,000 to win main event. Haudenschild’s Arctic Cat All Star win was the 1st of his career at NAPA Wayne County Speedway, raising the overall bar to 29 victories with the series during his storied career. The pilot of the Jamie Miller owned #6 utilized the very topside of the speedway, earning the victory by 2.221 second over Danny Holtgraver and defending Arctic Cat All Star champion Dale Blaney. “We’ve been struggling a little bit, but this certainly feels good,” explained Jac Haudenschild in victory lane. “Always feels great coming back here and it always feels great to get a win. Jamie Miller always comes through for me. With a little help from Bonzai Bruns and the crew, we got this thing together in time for tonight. This is really special. I’ve always loved coming to Wayne County Speedway. Hopefully we can get back here and do it again soon.” Pittsburgh’s Danny Holtgraver followed Jac Haudenschild to the checkers on Saturday night. The pilot of the Pete Grove owned Premiere Motorsports #70 started 4th on the feature grid, but raced inside the top three the entire 30 lap distance. “Downtown” battled for the final podium spot for the first 15 circuits, racing close behind Jac and Sheldon Haudenschild until inheriting the runner up spot during a lap 16 caution. On lap 16, while chasing his father through traffic, Sheldon Haudenschild made contact with a lapped car, bringing the Haudenschild Racing, Southern Pacific Farms #93 to a stop between turns three and four. The five time Arctic Cat All Star winner in 2015 would be forced to restart at the tail of the field after starting on the front row beside his dad. The Renegade of Modifieds ‘Heritage 101’ would wrap up their three race weekend and despite the evident signs of attrition that took its toll on the trimmed down car count, the race action was excellent. The night got off to a fast start as Jacob Hawkins set a new track record of 18.027 seconds and then went out and won heat one while second heat was a barn burner between Las Cruces New Mexico’s brothers Johnny and Stormy Scott as they would go side by side all race long with Johnny winning at the line. Jacob Hawkins won the redraw to start on the pole of the 25 lap feature with Johnny Scott along side as those two were separated by just 13 points as they battled for the overall three race prize. Hawkins grabbed the lead at the drop of the green flag but Scott quickly pulled along side and the would go back and forth with the lead as Scott would take the higher line around the speedway to take the lead for good on lap 14 and go on to put the Ranch Milagro Racing, Allgayer Inc. and Mizsilla Valley Transport #1st in victory circle for the second night in a row. Stormy Scott finished third with Rich Michael Jr and DJ Cline filled out the top five. Hawkins held on to the points win and on the front stretch after the race, elected to take the $10,101 over the S&P Harley Davidson motorcycle. “As much as I would love to ride this bike back to Fairmont WV., I’m happy to announce that me and my wife have a baby on the way, so I have to take the cash”. The Action Auto Body Super Stocks saw their first action of the season with Applecreek’s Gary Hensel Jr. leading all 15 laps of the caution marred feature. The Lochvale Farms, DJ Directional, and J&M Carpentry #28h of Hensel Jr. started on the pole with Frank Oriti along side. A couple of cautions in the first four laps for spun cars kept the field bunched together plus Tyler Thompson got sideways while running third and collected Chaz O’Dell and Jordan James with those two having to be hauled back to the pits. As the green flag waved again, Oriti would try to squeeze underneath of Hensel Jr on lap five in turn four as both would spin. Oriti was charged with the caution and Hensel Jr. held on to the lead. Early contenders Chase Alexander, Brandon Gardner and Tyler Nicely had mechanical issues as they dropped out midway in the race. Tyler Thompson recovered from his early spin to finish second with Paul Kern, Cliff Staley and Chris Albright rounding out the top five. Heat winners were Alexander and Hensel Jr. The season long points battle for the Fisher Performance Sprints, the Harriger Towing Super Late Models, the Action Auto Body Super Stocks, the Kar Konnection Rush Late Models and the WQKT Mini Stocks, who will be running the 1st of their ‘Summer Series’ races with $300 to win, along with the Flat Track Carts will begin next Saturday, April 23 at NAPA WCS.

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS Saturday, April 16, 2016 ARCTIC CAT ALL STARS Quick Timer Jac Haudenschild 14.125 (ntr) Heat 1 Jac Haudenschild, Rob Chaney, Caleb Armstrong, Brent Marks, Danny Holtgraver, Lee Jacobs, Hunter Schuerenburg, Shawn Dancer, Joe Kubiniec, Kraig Kinser Heat 2 Sheldon Haudenschild, Cap Henry, Kory Crabtree, Brandon Spithaler, TJ Michael, Ryan Smith, Caleb Helms, Travis Philo, Andrew Palker, Troy Kingan Heat 3 Chad Kemenah, Tim Shaffer, Dale Blaney, Brad Haudenschild, Cole Duncan, Tyler Courtney, Danny Mumaw, Nick Patterson, Brad Howard, Bryan Sebetto dns, Mitch Harble dns Dash Jac Haudenschild, Sheldon Haudenschild, Dale Blaney, Danny Holtgraver, Cap Henry, Rob Chaney, Caleb Armstrong, Cole Duncan B Main Caleb Helms, Andrew Palker, Hunter Schuerenburg, Travis Philo, Danny Mumaw, Brad Howard, Kraig Kinser, Joe Kubiniec, Nick Patterson, Troy Kingan, Shawn Dancer, Bryan Sebetto, Mitch Harble dns Feature Jac Haudenschild, Danny Holtgraver, Dale Blaney, Chad Kemenah, Cap Henry, Cole Duncan, Tim Shaffer, Rob Chaney, Brent Marks, Brad Haudenschild, Caleb Armstrong, TJ Michael, Sheldon Haudenschild, Kory Crabtree, Caleb Helms, Ryan Smith, Tyler Courtney, Danny Mumaw, Travis Philo, Brandon Spithaler, Lee Jacobs, Andrew Palker, Hunter Schuerenburg, Brad Howard

RENEGADE OF DIRT MODIFIEDS Quick Timer Jacob Hawkins 18.027 (ntr) Heat 1 Jacob Hawkins, Rich Michael Jr., Jesse Wisecarver, Kevin Miller, Justin Hart Heat 2 Johnny Scott, Stormy Scott, Denny Benjamin, DJ Cline Feature Johnny Scott, Jacob Hawkins, Stormy Scott, Rich Michael Jr., DJ Cline, Jesse Wisecarver, Denny Benjamin, Kevin Miller, Justin Hart

ACTION AUTO BODY SUPER STOCKS Heat 1 Chase Alexander, Frank Oriti, Tyler Thompson, Brandon Gardner, Cliff Staley, Chris Albright, Jordan James, Paul Kern Heat 2 Gary Hensel Jr., Chaz O’Dell, Tyler Nicely, Tod Bevilocqua, Don Rutt, TA Perrine, Jim Nicely dns, Ryan Leathers dns Feature Gary Hensel Jr., Tyler Thompson, Paul Kern, Cliff Staley, Chris Albright, Tod Bevilocqua, Frank Oriti, Chase Alexander, Brandon Gardner, Ryan Leathers, Tyler Nicely, Jordan James, Chaz O’Dell, Don Rutt, TA Perrine dns, Jim Nicely dns

 

 

Kobs Completes Opening Weekend Sweep In Traditional Sprints At CLS
New Richmond, WI
By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (4-16-16)

In what will go down in the record books as one of the more exciting and entertaining UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series feature races seen since the inception of the series back in 2011, the 25 lap nonstop feature on Saturday night April 16 saw four lead changes amongst three drivers with plenty of drama playing out in the closing laps. Rick Kobs from Deer Park completed his weekend sweep in dramatic fashion at the legendary Cedar Lake Speedway before a good-sized crowd on a pleasant spring evening. For Kobs, it was his fourth career win in the Traditional sprints and his back-to-back wins on opening weekend at Cedar Lake gave him a confirmed eight different divisions that he has won feature races in during his career at this famous western Wisconsin dirt oval. That in itself is an incredible feat! Once again Kobs commented on the race in his Rock Auto Victory Lane interview and told the fans how much fun it is to race in this division.

Seventeen Traditional sprints signed into the pits at CLS for their second race of the season. Rick Kobs passed Jeff Pellersels on lap eight to win the first heat while three-time series champion Rob Caho, Jr. came from fifth to first with a lap seven pass of Chase Viebrock in the second heat. Passing and finishing points in the heats saw Caho, Kobs, Jake Kouba and Pellersels earn the right to redraw for one of the top four starting spots in the feature. For the second night in a row, Kobs drew the #1 pill followed by Kouba, Pellersels and Caho.

All seventeen cars took Jeff Stacken's green flag to start the feature. Kobs grabbed the early lead with Jake Kouba applying the pressure. Kouba got by Kobs to lead laps 3 & 4. Significant contact between the two leaders on the next lap amazingly saw each of them continue on as if almost nothing had happened, something you don't get by with too often in sprint car racing. Kobs held the top spot for the next nine laps when suddenly 2015 champion Caho came roaring past. Caho would lead the next eight laps, as the leaders began working lapped traffic. The racing up front was exceptionally good with Caho and Kobs battling for the top spot. In heavy traffic as the laps were winding down, Kobs was able to retake the lead on lap 22 from Caho and went on to record the victory. On the final lap, Viebrock blasted into second past Caho. After the race, Caho reported that a large rock ended up getting wedged underneath his accelerator pedal, so he was only able to run about 3/4 throttle during the last 4-5 laps of the race. Rounding out the top five finishers were Jake Kouba and Mike Mueller. Fifteen of the seventeen starters finished the race with ten cars still on the lead lap. 2011 champion Kevin Bradwell advanced the most positions (6) in the feature coming from 14th to 8th.

With two complete shows in the books at CLS, the Traditional sprints ran four heat races and two features for a total of 90 laps of racing with only one caution in a heat race on Friday night. Yes they did have one red flag when Johnny Parsons III flipped while on the warm-up lap prior to the first heat race on Friday, but that is still an incredibly good number of laps run under the green flag with two nonstop features! The UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series has eleven races remaining during the 2016 season at the Cedar Lake Speedway, and the thrilling racing action typical of this popular non-winged sprint car division means race fans will definitely want to be on hand at Cedar Lake Speedway on Saturday nights. The next race for the Traditional sprints is next Saturday, April 23 at Cedar Lake. More Traditional sprints will reportedly make their season debut next Saturday. Fans can check results, points, the schedule and much more regarding the UMSS Traditional sprints by visiting our website at www.umsprints.com and clicking on the blue logo or by following us on Facebook.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway April 16, 2016 (Race #2)

Rock Auto A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 81-Rick Kobs[1]; 2. 50-Chase Viebrock[5]; 3. 78-Rob Caho Jr[4]; 4. 6-Jake Kouba[2]; 5. 87-Mike Mueller[8]; 6. 11-James Giossi[6]; 7. 22-Jeff Pellersels[3]; 8. 95-Kevin Bradwell[14]; 9. 48-Neal Matuska[11]; 10. 21J-Jori Hughes[12]; 11. N1-Ty Sampair[9]; 12. 16-Anna Hippe[13]; 13. 24-Brian Vanmeveren[17]; 14. 99-Bryan Roach[16]; 15. 29-Hunter Custer[15]; 16. (DNF) 69S-Jon Lewerer[10]; 17. (DNF) 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[7]

Lap Leaders: Kobs 1-2, Kouba 3-4, Kobs 5-13, Caho 14-21, Kobs 22-25. No cautions! Note: One of the most outstanding Traditional sprint car features seen since the inception of this series back in 2011. Special thanks to Ron Schaefer for adding $100 to the top three finishing positions.

GRP Motorsports Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 81-Rick Kobs[4]; 2. 22-Jeff Pellersels[2]; 3. 6-Jake Kouba[5]; 4. N1-Ty Sampair[1]; 5. 69S-Jon Lewerer[3]; 6. 48-Neal Matuska[6]; 7. 16-Anna Hippe[7]; 8. 29-Hunter Custer[8]; DNS 24-Brian Vanmeveren

Lap Leaders: Pellersels 1-7, Kobs 8-10. No cautions!

Track Rat Photos Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 78-Rob Caho Jr[5]; 2. 50-Chase Viebrock[1]; 3. 11-James Giossi[3]; 4. 87-Mike Mueller[4]; 5. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[7]; 6. 21J-Jori Hughes[2]; 7. 95-Kevin Bradwell[6]; 8. 99-Bryan Roach[8]

Lap Leaders: Viebrock 1-6, Caho 7-10. No cautions!

 

 

JAMIE SEALS THE DEAL… Official release: Valvoline Raceway April 16, 2016

It was appropriate really.

Ultimately the best driver in the country would become the Ultimate Sprintcar Champion, and last night at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway 26 year old Jamie Veal recorded his 16th main event success this season and in the process wrapped up the USC Chase Series.

Though he was only able to secure the point position late in the 35-lap Championship finale it looked inevitable much earlier in the race as the #35 SWI Engineering Maxim methodically picked its way through the traffic from the original fifth row starting spot.

Veal would pinch the #1 spot in the dying laps from the speedy James Thompson in the #22 Stahlwille Tools QT Chassis to prevent the previous season’s track champion from scoring his second main event win this season.

It wasn't an easy night for the WSS and Warrnambool Classic Champion as an exploding right rear tyre saw him miss the transfer and have to win a restart plagued B-Main.

Young’s Jackson Delamont began a late race charge to claim a potent third place finish in the Mad Harry’s Steel Maxim.

James McFadden began storming through the field from a deep starting position but a critical restart situation stole the momentum he had rolling and prevented what may have been a better finish than his eventual fourth place.

Robbie Farr controlled the feature for the majority in the #7 Hi-Tec Oils Cool but by his own admission the car was ‘free for most of the race’ and he was unable to hold on as the late race chargers stormed him – he would eventually finish 5th and claim second place in the USC overall.

Troy Little had perhaps his best night this season with a front row start and his share of the race lead in the Steve Lynch owned Pit Stop Autos entry before eventually finishing 7th.

Sam Walsh’s bogey corner at Valvoline Raceway appears to be turn one.

The #92 Rocket Industries Maxim inexplicably spun on it’s own whilst leading the main comfortably, causing Walsh and Dad John to ponder just what had caused his third spin in the same corner whilst leading as many feature races.

Max Dumesny continued his superb run of top ten results with sixth place in the main event and a win in the USC NSW Championship in the process.

On the night that honoured his “Pa” Jordyn Brazier was certainly racy and determinedly aiming at a possible podium finish on the Steve Brazier legend night but a big flip in turn three after contact with Grant Anderson unfortunately ended that.

Both Brazier Jr and Anderson were retirements from the race in that incident.

A giant sized cushion in turn four and also in turn one claimed its share of cars with several right rear wheels packing full of clay and causing race-ending vibrations for their pilots.

Toby Bellbowen and Marcus Dumesny were two notable incidents. Queensland teenager Lachlan McHugh was again impressive moving forward several positions in the main but an unfortunate flip in turn one after contact with Matt Dumesny ended the night on a disappointing note.

Sydney teenager Daniel Sayre too looked rapid in the #28 Maxim but he too crashed spectacularly on the main straight in a separate incident whilst having earlier impressed with his first appearance in the Pole Shootout.

A big crowd reveled in the Grand Final nature of the USC Chase Finale with some truly courageous racing and some fearless competition combining for a fitting conclusion to the historic USC. Fans stood in ovation as Jamie Veal climbed to the top wing of his fearsome #35 Maxim and claimed the USC title.

The season ended with Veal as USC Champion followed by Robbie Farr in second and James McFadden third overall.

Farr’s win in the USC Queensland and runner up in USC overall was indeed a great result for the gritty Sydney veteran.

Max Dumesny’s win in USC NSW was a fitting result for the legendary throttle stomper who has at least committed to the next season and an assessment of what happens after that in terms of his racing future.

VR Managing Director was delighted with the inaugural year of the USC.

“I think it’s exceeded our expectations on many levels,” says Green, “the car counts, the TV exposure, the fan support, the USC merchandise sales and the general excitement surrounding the USC in Victoria, Queensland and here in NSW has been incredible. We’re already working on next season.”

Support racing for the USC final in the form of AMCA Nationals and Legend Cars was tremendous.

Legend Car racing was again dominated by the tremendously talented Reagan Angel who won his 6th consecutive main event in what must surely be a Legend Car record.

Angel led home a young rising star in 16 year old Tyson Williams driving the Trevor Hawkins owned #11 to come from outside the top five to a stirring second place finish.

Former Inex Champion Robbie Rawlings filled out the final position on the podium for third place.

The AMCA National main event saw a delighted Shane Cartwright finally end the winning streak of dominant Newcastle veteran Darrell Kime in second place and an in-form Terry Pankhurst third.

Next Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway (April 23) sees the final of the Speedcar Super Series with an historic A-Main paying $11,000 across the positions.

 

 

Norick Nabs ASCS Southwest Loot at CSP

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (April 16, 2016) – Lance Norick found his way to Canyon Speedway Park victory lane by topping Saturday night’s 25-lap ASCS Southwest Region Sprint Car event atop the 1/3-mile clay oval.

While Norick topped the ASCS Southwest ranks, Cody Cambensy captured NAPA Non-Wing Sprint Car honors, George Fronsman knocked off another IMCA Stock Car win, Shon Deskins defeated the Micro Sprints and Tony Martin downed the Dwarf Cars.

After starting eighth, Norick took the lead away from wingless ace Stevie Sussex in the opening handful of laps of the ASCS Southwest Region feature event. Norick raced on to the stripe ahead of Colby Copeland with Ryan Linder, Sussex and perennial series champ Rick Ziehl rounding out the top five.

Cody Cambensy capitalized on the pole starting position in the NAPA Non-Wing Sprint Car feature by racing to victory lane ahead of sixth-starter Matt Lundy with Cody Batten, Johnny Shelton, Jr., and 11th-starter Tanner Grau rounding out the top five.

George Fronsman continued his mastery of the Allscapes IMCA Stock Car vs. SCRA Stock Car ranks by racing from the eighth starting position for his third consecutive win ahead of Cody Center, 12th-starter Lonnie Foss, Michael Wrightsman and Steve Shumaker.

USAC Southwest Sprint car shoe Shon Deskins became the sixth different winner in as many Micro Sprint events at CSP by taking the checkered flag ahead of Ray Herrera and Paul Martin while Tony Martin snared his first Dwarf Car win of the year at CSP by rallying from 13th for victory honors ahead of 12th-starter Cory Brown and Steven Keith.

Racing action continues at Canyon Speedway Park on Saturday night, April 30, with the Sixth Annual Canyon Clash featuring the USAC Southwest non-wing Sprint Cars along with a full slate of Allscapes IMCA Stock Cars vs. SCRA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades presented by Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive, Micro Sprints and Western Mod Lites.

Canyon Speedway Park

April 16, 2016

ASCS Southwest Region Sprint Cars:

Heat One: 1. 91-Casey Buckman, 2. 22b-Jesse Baker, 3. 90-Lance Norick, 4. 01-Kaylene Verville, 5. 4h-James Aragon, 6. 14-Cody Sickles, 7. 0J-Jeremy McCune.

Heat Two: 1. 21az-Stevie Sussex, 2. 8-Bob Ream, Jr., 3. 20z-Rick Ziehl, 4. 12-James Mosher, 5. 75x-T.J. Imperial, 6. 20-Shon Deskins, 7. 7-Danny Mathis.

Heat Three: 1. 18n-Colby Copeland, 2. 9-Ryan Linder, 3. 74-Colton Hardy, 4. 17k-Kyle Danielson, 5. 19-Wes Wofford, 6. 29s-Darrell Sickles.

“A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 90-Lance Norick, 2. 18n-Colby Copeland, 3. 9-Ryan Linder, 4. 21az-Stevie Sussex, 5. 20z-Rick Ziehl, 6. 19-Wes Wofford, 7. 8-Bob Ream, Jr., 8. 74-Colton Hardy, 9. 22b-Jesse Baker, 10. 12-James Mosher, 11. 20-Shon Deskins, 12. 01-Kaylene Verville, 13. 4h-James Aragon, 14. 91-Casey Buckman, 15. 0J-Jeremy McCune, 16. 17k-Kyle Danielson, 17. 7-Danny Mathis, 18. 14-Cody Sickles, 19. 29s-Darrell Sickles, 20. 75x-T.J. Imperial.

NAPA Non-Wing Sprint Cars:

Heat One: 1. 9-Johnny Shelton, Jr., 2. 71b-Cody Batten, 3. 2-Joshua Shipley, 4. 99-Kyle Shipley, 5. 63-Don Kessler, 6. 34-Tanner Grau, 7. 53-Tom Lee, 8. 7k-Robert King, 9. 40-Vince Perez.

Heat Two: 1. 51-Cody Cambensy, 2. 98-Matt Lundy, 3. 5-Mike Visser, 4. 22-Dustin Cormany, 5. 25-Rick Shuman, 6. 42-Katherine Aragon, 7. 17-Joe Scheopner, 8. 15-Steve Wagner, 9. 65-John Romero.

“A” Feature: 1. 51-Cody Cambensy, 2. 98-Matt Lundy, 3. 71b-Cody Batten, 4. 9-Johnny Shelton, Jr., 5. 34-Tanner Grau, 6. 7k-Robert King, 7. 5-Mike Visser, 8. 63-Don Kessler, 9. 53-Tom Lee, 10. 42-Katherine Aragon, 11. 35-Steve Wagner, 12. 17-Joe Scheopner, 13. 25-Rick Shuman, 14. 2-Joshua Shipley, 15. 65-John Romero, 16. 45k-Lace Salo, 17. 22-Dustin Cormany, 18. 99-Kyle Shipley, 19. 40-Vince Perez.

Allscapes IMCA Stock Cars vs. SCRA Stock Cars:

Heat One: 1. 7-Steve Bitting, 2. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 3. 28x-Donnie Yates, 4. 21jr-Scott Gunn, Jr., 5. 18-Terry Skorick, 6. 505-Brittany Manson, 7. 31w-Kyle Williams, 8. 00k-Bill Drake, 9. 8w-Kenny Wyman, Jr.

Heat Two: 1. 41-George Fronsman, 2. 75-Jason Suchta, 3. 501-Ted Armstrong, 4. $-Cody Center, 5. 44s-Steve Shumaker, 6. 00-Lonnie Foss, 7. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 8. 91-Chris Boulware.

“A” Feature: 1. 41-George Fronsman, 2. $-Cody Center, 3. 00-Lonnie Foss, 4. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 5. 44s-Steve Shumaker, 6. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 7. 75-Jason Suchta, 8. 00k-Bill Drake, 9. 21jr-Scott Gunn, Jr., 10. 18-Terry Skorick, 11. 91-Chris Boulware, 12. 501-Ted Armstrong, 13. 505-Brittany Manson, 14. 7-Steve Bitting, 15. 8w-Kenny Wyman, Jr., 16. 28x-Donnie Yates, 17. 31w-Kyle Williams.

Micro Sprints:

Heat One: 1. 88-Tyler Merrill, 2. 50-Ray Herrera, 3. 7kk-Mason Keefer, 4. 37J-Dustin Cormany, 5. 72-Aaron Hernandez, 6. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 7. 91T-James La Rose.

Heat Two: 1. 29az-Paul Martin, 2. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 3. 20-Shon Deskins, 4. 11m-A.J. Miller, 5. 52-Cameron La Rose, 6. 7-Kevin Keefer, 7. 99x-Jake Branum.

Heat Three: 1. 21-Brandon Sutton, 2. 81-Tyler Dean, 3. 11k-Tyler Congleton, 4. 04J-Dale Eliason, Jr., 5. 16-Pat Wing, 6. 28-Mark Morin.

“A” Feature: 1. 20-Shon Deskins, 2. 50-Ray Herrera, 3. 29az-Paul Martin, 4. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 5. 37J-Dustin Cormany, 6. 7kk-Mason Keefer, 7. 04j-Dale Eliason, Jr., 8. 21-Brandon Sutton, 9. 11m-A.J. Miller, 10. 28-Mark Morin, 11. 88-Tyler Merrill, 12. 7-Kevin Keefer, 13. 52-Cameron La Rose, 14. 99x-Jake Branum, 15. 16-Pat Wing, 16. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 17. 72-Aaron Hernandez, 18. 91t-James La Rose, 19. 81-Tyler Dean, 20. 11k-Tyler Congleton.

Dwarf Cars:

Heat One: 1. 24-Steven Keith, 2. 12-Pat Hennessey, 3. 05-Brian Stehr, 4. 88-Ed Schule, 5. 7-Eric Muse, 6. 0-Brian Hatlestad, 7. 91-Chris Vernon, 8. 66-Frank Rhodes, 9. 11-Heather Hennessey.

Heat Two: 1. 46-Kevin Davis, 2. 71-David Cooke, 3. 08-Chris Trimino, 4. 23-Jesse Kuntz, 5. 41-Tony Martin, 6. 20-Levi Rudy, 7. 84-Brian Storment, 8. 55-John Levitt, 9. 87-Robert Atencino.

Heat Three: 1. 27-Rusty Degroat, 2. 47-Steve Kapaun, 3. 15-Jimmy Schroder, 4. 29-Cory Brown, 5. 96-Tyler Inscore, 6. 37v-Robert Sanders, 7. 64-Sunny Degroat, 8. 10-Helen Hennessey, 9. 2n-Cale Rudy.

“B” Feature: 1. 41-Tony Martin, 2. 0-Brian Hatlestad, 3. 66-Frank Rhodes, 4. 11-Heather Hennessey, 5. 96-Tyler Inscore, 6. 20-Levi Rudy, 7. 55-John Levitt, 8. 84-Brian Storment, 9. 10-Helen Hennessey, 10. 64-Sunny Degroat, 11. 91-Chris Vernon, 12. 87-Robert Atencino, 13. 7-Eric Muse, 14. 37v-Robert Sanders.

“A” Feature: 1. 41-Tony Martin, 2. 29-Cory Brown, 3. 24-Steven Keith, 4. 66-Frank Rhodes, 5. 20-Levi Rudy, 6. 87-Robert Atencino, 7. 12-Pat Hennessey, 8. 08-Chris Trimino, 9. 0-Brian Hatlestad, 10. 10-Helen Hennessey, 11. 84-Brian Storment, 12. 64-Sunny Degroat, 13. 91-Chris Vernon, 14. 27-Rusty Degroat, 15. 47-Steve Kapaun, 16. 15-Jimmy Schroder, 17. 71-David Cooke, 18. 23-Jesse Kuntz, 19. 88-Ed Schule, 20. 46-Kevin Davis, 21. 05-Brian Stehr, 22. 11-Heather Hennessey, 23. 96-Tyler Inscore, 24. 55-John Levitt.

 

 

Brandon Matus Wins 410 Sprint Opener at Mercer Raceway Park;
Holden, Priest, Wheeler, Pfeuffer and Hanlon also Score

(Mercer, PA April 16, 2016): "Let's Go Racing!" was heard loud and clear at Mercer Raceway Park. Heeding the call was Brandon "the Wheelman" Matus, who captured the 4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprint Car feature. He earned $3,000 courtesy of Bonnell's Rod Shop. Also taking wins were Jimmy Holden (Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds), Andy Priest (Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors), Leigh Wheeler (Precise Racing Products Open Stocks), Shane Pfeuffer (Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites), Todd Hanlon (Eperthener's Auto Wrecking/Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks).

The night marked the debut of the speedway's unique, new two-tiered format, with racing starting at 5:30 for certain classes, and the remainder scheduled to go off at the usual 7 p.m. starting time. "We have a few bugs to work out," said track owner Bill Altman, "but we met our desired objective of completing the program by 10 p.m." And, "the track was in great shape all night long," he said proudly. Indeed, there was even a brief intermission before the final two action-packed features.

For Brandon Matus, it was a rare early-season triumph. He usually heats up some time after the Mid-season Championships. "This was my first opening night win anywhere." However, Matus had a bit of a scare during the feature when he thought that he had broken a shock. "The car was terrible, I tried using the whole track." Although Matus thought he was in trouble, it was really the rest of the field that suffered.

Matus jumped out to the early lead, with Dan Kuriger in second. Jack Sodeman, Jr. had the retro look on his Sprint Car in tribute to his father, but there was no doubt that it had all of the latest technology. While those three racers maintained their positions throughout the contest, other spots in the top ten were changing hands early and often.

Despite a couple of interruptions, Matus raced to the win, with Kuriger and Sodeman in tow. Scott Priester climbed into fourth and Michael Bauer followed him to fifth. Dan Shetler nipped Carl Bowser and A.J. Flick. Andy Feil and Alex Paden were ninth and tenth.

The evening's fastest qualifier was Eric Williams, with a lap of 13.822. Brandon Matus captured the heat for the six fastest qualifiers. Other heat winners were Bauer and Bowser. There was no B Main.

Jimmy Holden, the defending champion of the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, was a bit apprehensive at the start of the night. "The heat race had me concerned a little, this was a new car, and we did not know what it would do." Fans may remember that he passed up the Chiller Thriller a few weeks ago, and the the new format does not allow for hot laps on race night. His fears went for naught, as the veteran team made all of the right adjustments for the feature.

Holden jumped out front and led the entire twenty laps to gain the win. Lonny Riggs gave chase early, but he faded near the midway mark. Over the final stages of the race, Kyle Fink narrowed the gap, and was just a car length or two behind Holden at the checkers. "He's a good racer," Holden said, "and, I figured that he would be reeling me in at the end." Still, Holden had enough of an advantage that Fink was not a serious threat this night.

Tommy Kristyak turned in a steady run to take the third position, followed by Riggs and Frank Guidace. Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Rich Whitney and Kevin Green were the remaining runners. Green was heartbroken after the feature. He had just made a couple of strong moves to take fourth when his new engine broke. "I think it was the crankshaft," he said dejectedly.

The solo heat win went to Fink. There was no B Main.

Andy Priest romped to victory in the first race of the season for the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. He climbed from last to first in a mere 8 laps. Taking second was C.J. Jones, ahead of George Hobaugh. Vincent Daugherty had a career-best fourth, after leading in the early going. Taking fifth was Ralph Engel, Jr. Positions six through ten were occupied by Darin Gallagher, Gregg McCandless, making his first start in eight years, Mike Marano, II, Eric L. Williams, and Dakota Schweikart. The pair of preliminaries were scored by Daugherty and Bova. There was no B Main.

Leigh Wheeler passed early leader Shawn Smith on lap six and maintained control of the Precise Racing Products Open Stocks the rest of the way. Defending track champion Ryan Moyer came on for second. William Hurrelbrink held off Pat Fielding for third. Shawn Smith was fifth. Garrett Calvert, Tyler Dietz, Dave McMannus, Terry Wheeler, and David Baker had top ten runs. The heats went to Leigh Wheeler and Hurrelbrink. There was no B Main.

The Mini Stock feature was the first of the afternoon, and it was presented by Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles. Todd Hanlon was back in his familiar car, the number 7H, but he picked up where he left off in the Chiller Thriller. Hanlon cruised to victory, leading all twelve laps. Isaac Paden was second, with Tyler Fulton in third. Jacob Rice, and Shane Shook completed the top five. Sixth went to Rick Ferry, Karlee Longwell, William Haylett, Pat Hanlon, and Summer Pitts rounded out the top ten. Heats went to Todd Hanlon and Paden. There was no B Main.

In the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites, former champion Shane Pfeuffer captured the win. He benefited from the misfortune of Mark Marcucci, who dropped out while holding a commanding lead. Levi Spinnewebber took second, with Doug Jones, Shane Webb, and Jacob Bova next to finish. Glenn Teeter, Kurt Eckstrom, Jason Johnston, Vivian Jones, and Dusty Frantz were in the top ten. The heat winners were Pfeuffer and Marcucci were victorious in the preliminaries. There was no B Main.

Next week will be another Saturday Night Live! event. All seven divisions will be in action, with the Elder Tractor Sales and Service Junior Sprints taking the first green flag of the night at 5:30 p.m. Joining them will be the Eperthener's Auto Wrecking/Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks and the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites. Then, at 7 p.m., the four star thunder will take over, featuring the 4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprints, the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors, and Precise Racing Products Open Stocks. April 30 will be another Saturday Night Live! event, but all members in good standing of the Pittsburgh Circle Track Club will be admitted free in the grandstands courtesy of Elder Tractor Sales and Service.

Remember that you can get alerts regarding the cancellation of any racing event at Mercer Raceway Park sent directly to your smartphone or other electronic device. To register, please go to the track's website, www.mercerracewaypark.com, click on the icon for RainedOut.com, and follow the easy steps.

Marketing partners of Mercer Raceway Park include Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Mercer Hardware, Schaeffer's Specialized Lubricants, Scheidemantle Motors, Greenhill Farms Equipment, Inc., the Normandy Banquet Center of Hickory VFW Post 6166, Flynn's Tire & Auto Service, Pizza Joe's, Sharon Auto Wrecking, Inc., AMSOIL, Noga Ambulance Service, Inc., Pyrotechnico, Watson's, Inc., Big Dog Indoor Racing & Hobby, Ritenour Equipment Co., Herr's Foods, the American Cancer Society, Sunburst Environmental, and Lias Tires.

About Mercer Raceway Park: Mercer Raceway Park is a 3/8-mile dirt track located minutes from both Interstate 79 and 80 just off Route 19 on Fairground Road in Mercer, Pa. Dirt track racing and quality family entertainment are presented weekly from late March through late September. For more information, check out www.mercerracewaypark.com, www.twitter.com/mercerraceway, or www.facebook.com/mercerracewaypark.

4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprint Cars: Brandon Matus, Dan Kuriger, Jack Sodeman, Jr., Scott Priester, Michael Bauer, Dan Shetler, Carl Bowser, A.J. Flick, Andy Feil, Alex Paden, Brent Matus, Bill Jones, Jr., Davey Jones, John Garvin, Jr., Eric Williams, Darren Pifer.

Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds: Jimmy Holden, Kyle Fink, Tommy Kristyak, Lonnie Riggs, Frank Guidace, Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Rich Whitney, Kevin Green.

Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors: Andy Priest, C.J. Jones, George Hobaugh, Vincent Daugherty, Ralph Engel, Jr., Darin Gallagher, Gregg McCandless, Mike Marano, II, Eric L. Williams, Dakota Schweikart, Rod Jones, Eric Persch, Devin Litwiler, Cody Bova (DNS), Gary Kriess (DNS), Mike Miller (DNS).

Precise Racing Products Open Stocks: Leigh Wheeler, Ryan Moyer, William Hurrelbrink, Pat Fielding, Shawn Smith, Garrett Calvert, Tyler Dietz, Dave McMannus, Terry Wheeler, David Baker, Richard Chess, Jake Cunliffe, Gary Fisher, Curt Bish.

Eperthener's Auto Wrecking/Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks: Todd Hanlon, Isaac Paden, Tyler Fulton, Jacob Rice, Shane Shook, Rick Ferry, Karlee Longwell, William Haylett, Pat Hanlon, Summer Pitts, Josh Rathbun, Ed Haylett (DNS), Donny Adkins (DNS).

Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites: Shane Pfeuffer, Levi Spinnewebber, Doug Jones, Shane Webb, Jacob Bova, Glenn Teeter, Kurt Eckstrom, Jason Johnston, Vivian Jones, Dusty Frantz, Mark Marcucci, Keith Smith, Bill Stivason, Cody Cooper, Josh Christopher (DNS).

 

 

Virginia Sprint Series
Race #2 Saturday April 16th 2016
IMCA RaceSaver Mid-Atlantic
Natural Bridge Speedway, Va.
Home Town Boy Does Good
Anthony Linkenhoker was always at Natural Bridge Speedway growing up living only ten miles from the track but this time he was standing on the front stretch as a winner. Heats started the night with Anthony Linkenhoker and Jerald Harris taking those. The feature was paced by Linkenhoker and Tony Harris with Linkenhoker out first and Tony and Jerald Harris all in a row. Linkenhoker was smooth out front running mid track with Tony high and Jerald low. On lap ten Jerald went low and in to second with Tom Humphries getting to third two laps later. The top three were still in a train until Humphries started to fade allowing Brian Lawson to close in. As the checkered flag was waving Anthony Linkenhoker stayed on line as Jerald tried one last time but could only get to the rear of the car as they crossed the stripe just as Lawson passed for third. At the line it was Anthony Linkenhoker, Jerald Harris, Brian Lawson, Tom Humphries, Tony Harris, Bill Rice, Troy Severin, Glenn Worrell, Daren Bolac and Josh Perreault. On next Saturday night April 23rd the dirt season continues at Eastside Speedway Waynesboro, Va.

Thank you for your support Jim Haines
Virginia Sprint Series
IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series

 

 

King Bros. sweep Opening Night again
Jared Zimbardi returns beat Bowser and Flick
Corey McPherson rolls past Egley and Wearing for 25th win

Sarver, PA (April 15, 2016) Mother nature was a race fan for the Opening Night of Fab4 Fueled by Turner’s Premium Iced Teas Friday night under a clear sky and comfortable temperatures. And when the dust settled, Bradford, PA’s Jared Zimbardi found himself in Dlubak Powder Coating Victory Lane with a convincing performance in a caution free Peoples Sprint feature while Russ King wasted no time in putting the Precise Late Model field to bed for his 10th career victory at Lernerville. Keeping it in the family, Rex King Jr. managed to hold off a hard charging Erick Rudolph to collect the Diehl Modified feature and Corey McPherson picked up right where he left off in 2015 earning the Pic-A-Part Sportsman honors following an exciting battle with Bob Egley and Brandon Wearing for the greater part of 20 laps.

Peoples Natural Gas Sprint Cars

Having a great starting position may be a great thing, but it's only as good as a driver can keep a hungry pack behind him. Jared Zimbardi did that and more en route to the opening night win on Friday night. Zimbardi drew the outside pole and headed for the high side on the opening lap putting pole sitter Brent Matus behind him with relative ease. Zimbardi then stretched out to a three second lead in the early laps while behind him Carl Bowser and AJ Flick were set to do battle for the second spot once they made their way around Matus in the early going.

Zimbardi encountered lapped traffic on lap six and he was flawless as he maneuvered in all three grooves to keep Bowser and Flick at bay. Behind them, Jack Sodeman Jr. was making a move towards the front from his 14th starting position. He climbed to a sixth place finish in the end and was the only driver making any dramatic forward charge throughout the 25 lap feature as Zimbardi kept putting one piece of lapped traffic behind him after another.

As the laps wound down, Carl Bowser looked to be headed home with a second place finish with a decent amount of distance between himself and Flick running third. The 2015 track champion then desperately tried to make up ground as he made for the bottom and began to erase the gap. By the time the white flag was displayed, Flick was in position to take the second spot on the podium and did so coming out of the last set of turns beating Bowser to the flag stand in a thrilling drag race to the checkers. But the night belonged to Zimbardi who simply would not be caught and made it look easy in the win.

"We won down here a while ago, back in 2014, and we struggled in the 410's last year so we ran mostly 360 stuff and we changed chassis this year," Zimbardi said following his second career Lernerville victory. "I could go anywhere with the car and I watched a lot of youtube videos of Dale Blaney and watch the success he's had over the years here and I try to mimic that."

Top 10:
1. Jared Zimbardi
2. AJ Flick
3. Carl Bowser
4. Brent Matus
5. John Garvin Jr.
6. Jack Sodeman Jr.
7. Dan Kuriger
8. Brandon Matus
9. Scott Priester
10. Davey Jones

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models

It's a different year, with the same driver and same result as for the third year in a row, Russ King put his car in Dlubak Powder Coating Victory Lane on Opening Night. But on this night, King had to hold off a different opponent as Michael Lake made his presence known both in his heat and in the main event. Lake and Kenny Schaltenbrand brought the field to the green flag and early on it was Lake who seemed destined for victory. The action came to a halt when perennial favorite Jared Miley went over the top of the turn three banking on lap two.

On the ensuing restart, Michael Norris grabbed the lead briefly after splitting cars of Schaltenbrand and Lake coming out of turn two, but Lake would take it back in the next set of turns and would lead the early laps while behind him, King was on the move from his seventh starting spot. He made his way around Schaltenbrand on lap three and went to work in the low groove of the race track where he would pass Norris for second on lap six and then Lake on lap seven to take the top spot going into the middle portion of the race.

King would enter lapped traffic on lap 10 and went to the top side to weave his way though while keeping Lake at bay until the caution flag was unfurled two laps later for Clayton Kennedy who was stopped at the bottom of turn three.

Meanwhile, the man on the move was one Dave Hess Jr. who had charged from his 20th starting spot to ninth in the first 11 laps of action. The race resumed on lap 12, and with the field re-racked, King resumed his torrid pace, easing his car through the turns with a feather touch while behind him, all eyes were watching the battle between Lake, Norris and Mike Pegher Jr. which would feature a door handle to door handle battle between Lake and Norris for the final ten laps. Lake held on to take the second spot after King had crossed the finish line with a convincing win.

Top 10:
1. Russ King
2. Michael Lake
3. Michael Norris
4. Dave Hess Jr.
5. Mike Pegher Jr.
6. Alex Ferree
7. Matt Lux
8. Kenny Schaltenbrand
9. Charles Powell Jr.
10. Doug Glessner

Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modifieds

Rex King Jr. has made a statement two races into the 2016 campaign with two wins against formidable competition. That statement probably reads something along the lines of a declaration that he has resumed the level of his capability that saw him win two track championships and a BRP Modified Tour championship in 2014. King started up front and never looked back on Friday night as for the second race in a row, he kept Ransomville, New York native Erick Rudolph bay to go two for two on the young season; having won previously at Mercer Raceway Park.

Ironically enough, both drivers would comprise the front row in the main event as King took the early lead. And it was a battle of different grooves early on as King took up a residence on the top side of the speedway while Rudolph worked the bottom in the early laps. Behind them Kevin Bolland, Jeremiah Shingledecker and Mat Williamson made up the remaining top five positions. However, there were no intense battles in the early going as the top five seemingly stretched out over half of the surface while King kept the ship running steady at the front.

The leader found his first steady dose of lapped traffic on lap 12 and made his way through with precision as Rudolph looked for anything he could find to close the gap between himself and King. Rudolph was able to gain some ground at different points over the final ten laps, but it almost seemed as if King was toying with him, stretching back out to a comfortable margin when he dispatched the lapped cars.

On lap 18, Rudolph clipped a yuke tire in turn four but was able to keep moving forward and made one last gasp at the lap 22 mark which would fall short. The eyes then turned to a battle between an oncoming Shingledecker who let it all hang out in the final lap in an attempt to get past Bolland for the third spot. Bolland was able to barely edge his car over the line ahead of Shingledecker's to take the final podium spot.

Top 10:
1. Rex King Jr.
2. Erick Rudolph
3. Kevin Bolland
4. Jeremiah Shingledecker
5. Mat Williamson
6. Randy Chrysler
7. Garrett Krummert
8. Brian Swartzlander
9. Eric Gabany
10. Dave Murdick

Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Crate Sportsman

To say the Pic-A-Part Crate Sportsman feature was a bit caution marred would be an understatement on this night. To say that it didn't have its thrilling four wide battles for positions would be false. But no matter how anyone in attendance might have observed Friday night's Sportsman feature, they were left entertained by a field of cars that normally put on one of the best shows of the evening.

Corey McPherson has been the reason some fans have had more fun watching a battle for second place in recent seasons. But on this night, the Three-Time and Defending Track Champion had his hands full and then some as Bob Egley threw everything but the kitchen sink at McPherson to keep him at bay.

Paul Schreckengost and Aaron Easler lead the field to the green flag but it was Egley who jumped out to the early lead while Brandon Wearing and McPherson made it a three way battle for the lead. Egley went to work on the top shelf normally occupied by McPherson while Wearing made the most of what was left of the low side.

By the midpoint of the race, Egley was playing defense as best he could in an attempt to hold off McPherson and Wearing. But following a lap 10 restart, McPherson found his way to the outside of Egley and never looked back despite more cautions and restarts.

The Opening Night win was the 25th of Corey McPherson’s career and was all captured by an LA Film Crew that has been profiling McPherson (and a handful of other drivers) this week with the intent to develop a pilot for a reality show that will be pitched to networks for consideration to become a weekly series.

Top 10:
1. Corey McPherson
2. Bob Egley
3. Brandon Wearing
4. Joey Zambotti
5. Tyler Dietz
6. Paul Schreckengost
7. Brett McDonald
8. Terry Young
9. Aaron Easler
10. Stan Riggle

 

 

Macedo gets thrilling last lap pass for Fremont win

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Before Saturday Carson Macedo had never seen Fremont Speedway. The 19-year-old sprint car driver from Lemoore, California wasn’t intimated by the “The Track That Action Built” and the reputation for being difficult to figure out and having some of the toughest competition in the country. He battled with six time track champion Byron Reed and lapped traffic before executing a last lap pass to score the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint win to open the track’s 65th season.

Macedo’s win on Gressman Powersports/Level Performance Night also opened the eighth year for the Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service.

A huge crowd roared their approval as Macedo executed victory “donuts” before stopping in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

“I was really afraid I was going to let one get away there. Mike and Steven Linder, Craig and Les Mintz….everyone gave me an awesome race car. I knew I had the car to win. If I didn’t win I was going to be pretty upset. This car was a dream to drive. I’ll never forget that one…that was a lot of fun,” said Macedo beside his Mintz Motorsports, Real Geese Decoys, Eagle Ignition Products, Real Archery Targets, KS Sales and Service, Ti22, Shetzer Insurance, Story Equipment, S&S Builders, Linder’s Speed Equipment backed #09x.

“Everything’s new for me lately. I moved from California to Indy and I live with Pete Willoughby and drive for Keith Kunz in the midget. This is kind of a fill in thing for me with the Craig and Les ….man I want to run it a lot more. I love these winged cars,” added Macedo.

Wayne, Ohio’s John Brooks had pretty much decided to quit racing due to the cost. But when Fremont Speedway started a crate late model division last year he decided to give the sport another shot. And it paid off as he drove to his first win in the McCullough Industries 602 Late Models to go with two victories he has at the track in modified racing.

“Those modifieds got too expensive and when you guys started this crate class we figured hell we’d give it a shot. My wife’s right there but I think we have about $12,000 in this and we start out with a win,” said Brooks beside his Snack Time Vending, Foster Auto Repair backed #00.

Fremont’s Jamie Miller chose to honor his late uncle George over the off season. The team painted the purple and white and changed the number to 66 – the same color and number the Fremont Speedway Hall of Famer carried during his career. The change worked as Jamie took the lead on lap 14 and drove to his 12th career Fremont win in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 sprints.

“I think Uncle George was with me tonight. I loved every bit of this track tonight. I kind of slid Paul (Weaver) a little dirty there but I just wanted to get going in case someone was coming behind me,” said Miller beside his Fostoria Mod Shop, Crown Battery, Pioneer Quik Lube, Western Lake Erie Insulation, Advanced Industrial Supply, Jamie Miller Trucking, Dick’s Auto Supply, Handy Grafix backed machine.

While his night in the 410 sprint didn’t go as planned, Fostoria, Ohio’s Shawn Valenti made the most of his race behind the wheel of a dirt truck. The former Fremont track champion dominated the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck feature, leading all but the first lap to score his 26th career Fremont win to sit tied for 17th on the all-time win list.

“I’m trying to get some laps back in a 410 so we got this thing back out to try and keep some confidence up. I have to thank Jeff Babcock, Craig Miller Trucking, Dave Story, Les Mintz with Real Geese, Kevin Shammo at KS Sales…without them it wouldn’t be possible,” said Valenti.

At the start of the 410 sprint feature, Duane Zablocki and Reed brought the field to green with Reed gaining the edge. Third starting Craig Mintz would move into second on lap four with sixth starting Macedo taking third two laps later.

Reed would race into lapped traffic by lap 7 with Mintz and Macedo closing while Zablocki battled with Stuart Brubaker and 12th starting rookie Trey Jacobs. The first caution would fly for Chris Andrews on lap 11 with the running order Reed, Mintz, Macedo, Zablocki, Brubaker and Jacobs.

On the ensuing restart Macedo would drive under Mintz into second with Jacobs blasting into fourth, bringing Broc Martin into fifth. Adam Kekich would slow to a stop on lap 13 for the final caution of the race.

This time on the restart Reed had his hands full with Macedo while Mintz, Martin, Jacobs, Brubaker and 14th starting Jody Keegan in pursuit. As the leaders prepared to race into lapped traffic by lap 19, Macedo was all over Reed’s back bumper.

As the pair sliced and diced through traffic, Reed would catch a rut in turn three which allowed Macedo to drive into the lead. Reed would fight back as the pair raced side by side over the next three laps. Reed would regain the lead with five laps left with Macedo and now Martin within striking distance.

After taking the white flag, Reed took the high line in turns one and two and Macedo saw his opportunity. The youngster dove low and rocketed off the bottom of turn two to take the lead and held off Reed for the win. Martin would come home third followed by Mintz and Keegan.

Weaver and Seth Schneider brought the field to green for the 25-lap 305 sprint feature with Weaver taking the lead over Schneider, Miller, Kyle Capodice and Dustin Dinan. After two laps were scored Thomas Schinderle would spin to bring out the yellow flag.

After the green fell on the restart Weaver pulled away as Schneider and Miller battled. But, George Englert would flip on lap four to bring the action to halt. The Pennsylvania driver was okay.

When the green reappeared it would stay that way until the end of the race. Weaver would lead on the restart with Miller taking second over Schneider, Capodice, Steve Rando, Nate Dussel (up from 14th) and Dinan. Rando would drive into third by lap seven as the leaders raced into lapped traffic.

On lap 14 Miller would drive the high line around Weaver for the lead as Rando would dive low for the runner-up spot. Weaver would regain second on lap 16, but Miller had checked out.

Miller would hold a commanding advantage the rest of the way for the win with Weaver, Rando, Dussel and Bobby Clark rounding out the top five.

After a couple of spins at the start by various drivers, Miller and Dustin Keegan would bring the field to green for the 15-lap late model feature with Miller taking the point over Keegan, Brooks, Brandon Perkins and Tim Sabo. Brooks would take second on lap two with Perkins moving into third a lap later.

The caution would fly for debris on lap five with Miller leading Brooks, Perkins, Tim Sabo and Keegan. On the ensuing restart Brooks drove under Miller for the lead. Only a caution with seven laps to go would slow Brooks.

Brooks would drive to the victory over Miller, Tim Sabo, Keegan and Steve Sabo.

The 20-lap dirt truck feature would find Valenti and Brad Stuckey on the front row. After a Josh Kiser spin on the initial start, Stuckey would edge Valenti to the line to lead the first lap with Keith Sorg, Jeff Ward and Cory McCaughey in pursuit.

Valenti would utilize the high side to take the lead on the second lap as Sorg moved into second. Following a caution for Brian Sorg on lap three, Valenti would pull away from Keith Sorg who had his hands full with Ward and McCaughey. Ward would move into the runner-up spot on lap 10 just as the caution flew for McCaughey.

When the green flew again, so did Valenti, pulling away as Ward, Stuckey, Dustin Keegan and Jim Holcomb gave chase. Keegan would move into third by lap 14 as Valenti continued to lead Ward. Nothing would slow Valenti’s march to the checkered over Ward and Keegan.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, April 23 on Adkins Fence and Sanitation Night. There will be free camping available for the fans in the North Street Campground and the Make It Fit Foundation’s Autism Awareness Campaign will be a part of the night’s events. It will also be a Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service point night for the 410 sprints with the 305 sprints, dirt trucks and late models also in action.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or like Fremont Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FremontSpeedway and on Twitter @FremontSpeedway.

For more information on the FAST Championship Series go to www.fastondirt.com

Fremont Speedway

Gressman Powersports/Level Performance Night

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Starting position [*]

410 Sprints – Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Fricker’s Qualifying

1.19-Paige Polyak, 12.642; 2.73-Chris Andrews, 12.693; 3.09X-Carson Macedo, 12.758; 4.83-Broc Martin, 12.767; 5.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.781; 6.5K-Adam Kekich, 12.823; 7.09-Craig Mintz, 12.864; 8.5-Byron Reed, 12.969; 9.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.999; 10.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.017; 11.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.023; 12.6-Bill Rose, 13.060; 13.45L-Brian Lay, 13.073; 14.60-Jody Keegan, 13.115; 15.9-Jordan Ryan, 13.124; 16.2+-Brian Smith, 13.132; 17.33M-Caleb Griffith, 13.216; 18.23-DJ Foos, 13.239; 19.7V-Shawn Valenti, 13.246; 20.33K-Kyle Patrick, 13.310; 21.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.580; 22.19G-George Prosser, 14.327; 23.7-Joe Swanson, 15.450; 24.51-Roger Campbell, 26.988; 25.38-Matt Westfall, 99.990;

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

1. 2+-Brian Smith[1] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[4] ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[2] ; 4. 83-Broc Martin[5] ; 5. 19-Paige Polyak[6] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3] ; 7. 7V-Shawn Valenti[7] ; 8. 19G-George Prosser[8]

Pub 400 Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 60-Jody Keegan[2] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[4] ; 3. 73-Chris Andrews[6] ; 4. 33M-Caleb Griffith[1] ; 5. 16-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn[3] ; 7. 33K-Kyle Patrick[7] ; 8. 7-Joe Swanson[8]

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

1. 9-Jordan Ryan[2] ; 2. 23-DJ Foos[1] ; 3. 09X-Carson Macedo[6] ; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[4] ; 5. 6-Bill Rose[3] ; 6. 38-Matt Westfall[9] ; 7. 5K-Adam Kekich[5] ; 8. 51-Roger Campbell[8] ; 9. 8J-Jess Stiger[7]

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

1. 5K-Adam Kekich[1] ; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[3] ; 3. 7V-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 4. 8J-Jess Stiger[6] ; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs[2] ; 6. 38-Matt Westfall[10] ; 7. 33K-Kyle Patrick[5] ; 8. 51-Roger Campbell[9] ; 9. 19G-George Prosser[7] ; 10. 7-Joe Swanson[8]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 09X-Carson Macedo[6] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 3. 83-Broc Martin[5] ; 4. 09-Craig Mintz[3] ; 5. 60-Jody Keegan[14] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[12] ; 7. 33M-Caleb Griffith[17] ; 8. 2+-Brian Smith[16] ; 9. 16-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 10. 45L-Brian Lay[10] ; 11. 19-Paige Polyak[8] ; 12. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[1] ; 13. 6-Bill Rose[9] ; 14. 5K-Adam Kekich[11] ; 15. 23-DJ Foos[18] ; 16. 68G-Tyler Gunn[13] ; 17. 8J-Jess Stiger[20] ; 18. 7V-Shawn Valenti[19] ; 19. 9-Jordan Ryan[15] ; 20. 73-Chris Andrews[7]

Hard Charger: Caleb Griffith +10

305 Sprints - Burmeister Trophy

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

1. 66-Jamie Miller[3] ; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[1] ; 3. 1X-Dustin Dinan[7] ; 4. 10-Josh Harrison[2] ; 5. 97-Kyle Peters[6] ; 6. 45-Trevor baker[8] ; 7. 27-Cody Gallogly[5] ; 8. 48M-Mike Moore[9]

Pub 400 Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 2-Ricky Peterson[2] ; 2. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[3] ; 3. 11X-George Englert[4] ; 4. 1-Nate Dussel[9] ; 5. 77I-John Ivy[8] ; 6. 25-Jason Keckler[7] ; 7. 9R-Dustin Rall[5] ; 8. 2F-Matt Foos[6] ; 9. 9W-Don Whitney[1]

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

1. 8-Bobby Clark[1] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[4] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[8] ; 4. 41-Thomas Schinderle[3] ; 5. 75-Jerrry Dahms[2] ; 6. 77X-Alex Hill[7] ; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron[6] ; 8. 15-Gary Benjamin[5]

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

1. 11G-Luke Griffith[2] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[6] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 5. 10X-Dustin Stroup[7] ; 6. 18-Frank Neill[1] ; 7. 87-Brian Gibbs[5] ; 8. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath[8]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 2 to A)

1. 77I-John Ivy[2] ; 2. 97-Kyle Peters[1] ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[4] ; 4. 2F-Matt Foos[8] ; 5. 27-Cody Gallogly[5] ; 6. 48M-Mike Moore[7] ; 7. 9R-Dustin Rall[6] ; 8. 45-Trevor baker[3] ; 9. 9W-Don Whitney[9] ; 10. 7P-Evan Patynko[10]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps, top 2 to A)

1. 10X-Dustin Stroup[2] ; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron[5] ; 3. 77X-Alex Hill[3] ; 4. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath[8] ; 5. 75-Jerrry Dahms[1] ; 6. 87-Brian Gibbs[6] ; 7. 15-Gary Benjamin[7] ; 8. 18-Frank Neill[4]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 66-Jamie Miller[3] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[1] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[8] ; 4. 1-Nate Dussel[14] ; 5. 8-Bobby Clark[9] ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice[5] ; 7. 1X-Dustin Dinan[10] ; 8. 77I-John Ivy[17] ; 9. 99-Alvin Roepke[7] ; 10. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 11. 7M-Brandon Moore[16] ; 12. 10X-Dustin Stroup[18] ; 13. 11G-Luke Griffith[12] ; 14. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[6] ; 15. 2-Ricky Peterson[4] ; 16. 10-Josh Harrison[13] ; 17. 22M-Dan McCarron[20] ; 18. 97-Kyle Peters[19] ; 19. 41-Thomas Schinderle[15] ; 20. 11X-George Englert[11]

Hard Charger: Nate Dussel +10

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Kistler Engines Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 7 to A)

1. 7f-Dana Frey[2] ; 2. 5s-Brad Stuckey[4] ; 3. 99-Gene Potridge[1] ; 4. 4x-Brian Sorg[5] ; 5. 26-Kyle Lagrou[6] ; 6. 22-Brandon Leighton[3] ; 7. 16-Jim Holcomb[7]

Pub 400 Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 6 to A)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 2. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[3] ; 3. 4s-Keith Sorg[1] ; 4. 17x-Dustin Keegan[6] ; 5. 33-Jeff Ward[4] ; 6. 22J-Josh Kiser[5]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 2. 33-Jeff Ward[10] ; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 4. 5s-Brad Stuckey[6] ; 5. 16-Jim Holcomb[13] ; 6. 22-Brandon Leighton[11] ; 7. 4x-Brian Sorg[7] ; 8. 26-Kyle Lagrou[9] ; 9. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[8] ; 10. 4s-Keith Sorg[3] ; 11. 22J-Josh Kiser[12]

Hard Charger: Jeff Ward +8

602 Late Models - McCullough Industries

Kistler Engines Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 6 to A)

1. 44-Matt Shipley[1] ; 2. 23-Dustin Sautter[3] ; 3. 00-John Brooks[5] ; 4. 98-Tim Sabo[2] ; 5. 04-Jeff Hites[6] ; 6. 16-Steve Sabo[4]

Pub 400 Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 6 to A)

1. 4M-Jamie Miller[1] ; 2. 101-Chester Fitch[5] ; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan[2] ; 4. 01-Brandon Perkins[4] ; 5. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[3]

A-Main 1 - (15 Laps)

1. 00-John Brooks[5] ; 2. 4M-Jamie Miller[1] ; 3. 98-Tim Sabo[7] ; 4. 17x-Dustin Keegan[2] ; 5. 16-Steve Sabo[11] ; 6. 01-Brandon Perkins[8] ; 7. 04-Jeff Hites[9] ; 8. 44-Matt Shipley[3] ; 9. 23-Dustin Sautter[6] ; 10. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[10] ; 11. 101-Chester Fitch[4]

Hard Charger: Steve Sabo +6

 

 

 

McCune Completes Southern Sweep of Must See Racing's Opening Weekend With Win at Hickory

NEWTON, N.C. -- Jimmy McCune completed a sweep of the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series' opening weekend on Saturday night, leading all 50 laps at Hickory Motor Speedway to notch his second series win in two races to open the inaugural American Sprint Cup mini-series.

The win did not come without contest, however, as McCune had to hold off the advances of a determined Johnny Bridges and his sideways 360 c.i. dirt sprint car before the reigning MSRSCS champion could park his No. 88 Abe's Auto Parts & Sales/B&B Machinery Movers entry on the frontstretch and accept the winner's trophy.

"First off, I have to say wow," grinned the Toledo, Ohio veteran after his 13th career series victory. "What Bridges can do in that dirt car, going sideways every lap and wheeling it like he does ... unreal. He is an unbelievable race car driver and that was an absolute blast to be racing with him all night long."

McCune had to endure two restarts -- after cautions on laps 28 and 36 -- that closed Bridges right up to his tail tank, but both times was able to get away and resume a comfortable lead over the rest of his challengers.

"I wasn't happy to see those cautions, that's for sure. Especially that last one ... my dad was throwing a fit, so I must have had a little bit of a lead. I don't know where to start, though. What an incredible weekend. This is why we work so hard, and I'm beyond pumped to see how it's paid off the last two days."

The outside lane was the place to be for much of the night, as McCune surged from the second-starting position to take the lead from polesitter Jeff Bloom on the initial start, a position he would never relinquish again. Meanwhile, Bridges came from fourth to second on the opening lap and quickly set his sights on the race leader.

The duo battled through early traffic as cars began to fall one lap down or more. McCune's lead ebbed and flowed around one second for much of the opening run, but it wasn't until the halfway point at lap 25 that Bridges really began to start eating into the deficit. Just as he got to McCune's back bumper to make a move, however, both leaders had to take evasive action to avoid the spinning car of Kris Leming exiting turn four.

McCune nearly made contact with both Leming and the wall, but was able to escape unscathed and held the top spot for a restart with 22 laps to go. Once the green flag dropped, he again established control, but could never get more than five car lengths clear as Bridges stayed with him all the way around the track.

Clipping the grass in turn four with 15 rounds left, it appeared as if Bridges' chances might be over -- but a timely caution on the next lap, when Brad Wyatt spun to a stop off turn two after contact with hometown favorite Greg Smyre, allowed him to close the gap one final time.

However, it wouldn't be enough for Bridges, who could only close to within a couple of car lengths during the final 14 lap run to the checkers. Ultimately, the home state driver faded to 1.873 seconds back at the race's conclusion, but it was still a remarkable showing out of the Ford-powered "small-block" 360 machine.

"I don't know if the cautions helped us or hurt us, to be honest," Bridges admitted. "I think I would have preferred it going green the whole way. I was getting pretty tired at the end, but man, that was fun. I'm unbelievably happy with how this dirt car did against a field like this. I know there were some really fast guys behind us too, so it's great to be up front and I feel like I have a lot to be proud of."

"Jimmy, man, he was fast. I don't know if we really had anything for him. A couple times I got up on him in lapped traffic, and I tried to go down through the grass a few times to try and pass him, but it just wouldn't stick. All in all, though, this was a tremendous weekend and I'm so thankful to Must See Racing for putting on this great series. This is a great place to race and I'm looking forward to more of it in the future."

2010 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Bobby Santos rallied past defending Hickory winner Jeff Bloom on the final restart to come home third, with Bloom and Brian Gerster rounding out the top five.

Earlier in the day, Gerster set the all-time Hickory Motor Speedway track record with a lap of 12.071 seconds (108.259 mph) in Engine Pro Time Trials, breaking Kevin Swindell's 11-year old mark of 12.112 seconds from June 16, 2005.

Jerry Caryer and Santos each won their respective 10-lap heat races, helping to further cement the main event lineup. After Gerster rolled a four on the Engine Pro Inversion Die, Jeff Bloom garnered the pole starting spot for the second-consecutive night.

The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series presented by Engine Pro and the six-race American Sprint Cup mini-series continue on Saturday, May 21 with the Brawl at the Bowl from Shady Bowl Speedway in DeGraff, Ohio.

For more information on the series, including news, race results, driver and team interviews and more, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; American Sprint Cup Round Two; Hickory Motor Speedway; April 16, 2016

Jimmy McCune Johnny Bridges Bobby Santos III Jeff Bloom Brian Gerster Grant Galloway Terry Gray Greg Smyre Chris Lamb Brad Wyatt Jerry Caryer Joe Speakman Kris Leming Ike Beasley (DNS)

 

 

East Bay Raceway

GIBSONTON — At East Bay Raceway it was Matt Kurtz winning in the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints with Thomas Pratt winning in the Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Street Stocks, Mavrick Varnadore in the Gagel’s Open Wheel Modifieds, Robert Kissam in the Motorstats.com 4 Cylinder Bombers and Mark Steve in the Florida Old Time Modifieds.

In the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints 25-lap feature it was Matt Kutz picking up the win over Hayden Campbell and Anthony D’Alessio.

For the Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Street Stocks 15-lap feature it was Thomas Pratt over Ronnie Heard and Buck Woodhouse for third.

In the Gagel’s Open Wheel Modifieds 15-lap feature it was Mavrick Varnadore picking up his second win of the year over Austin Sanders and Roger Crouse.

The Motorstats.com 4 Cylinder Bombers 15-lap feature it was Robert Kissam picking up his first win of the year over Kevin Grant and Thomas Adams.

And in the Florida Old Time Modified's 12-lap feature it was Mark Steve winning over Dan Darnell and Tom McDonald.

Action continues next Saturday April 23rd as the Late Models, Limited Late Models, Motorstats.com 4 Cylinder Bombers and the 6th Annual World Street Stock Championship 50-lap make-up race from the Winternationals PLUS a regular Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Street Stock feature PLUS Kids bicycle races at Intermission for kids 12 & under. For information, visit eastbayracewaypark.com or call 813-677-7223.

EAST BAY RACEWAY Saturday's results

Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints (25-lap feature) 1. 82 Matt Kurtz 2. 5 Hayden Campbell 3. 01 Anthony D’Alessio 4. 55 Kurt Taylor 5. 3k Guy Bos 6. 17c Aileen Collins-Love 7. 07 Clint Reynolds 8. 50 Joe Zeczek 9. 28 Garrett Green 10. 31 Andrew Griffin 11. 3 Dennis Misuraca 12. 83 Mark Ruel,Jr. 13. 12 David Kelley 14. 96 Nicole Voisey 15. 02 Gene Lasker 16. 38 Tony Agin 17. 20 Frank Carlsson 18. 23d Dylan Colding 19. 19 Keith Butler 20. 3t Johnny Alexander 21. 1* Tim George

 

 

Kobs Kicks Off Season With Traditional Sprint Win At CLS
New Richmond, WI
By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (4-15-16)

 
Rick Kobs continued his winning ways at the Cedar Lake Speedway when the veteran racer from Deer Park won for the very first time at the legendary track in a non-winged sprint car.  Kobs picked up his third career win in the UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series, but his opening night victory to kick off the 2016 racing season on Friday night April 15 meant that the versatile driver has now won in at least seven different divisions throughout his nearly 30 year racing career at Cedar Lake.  Kobs, driving the Dan Olson #81 sprinter, started on the pole in the 25 lap feature but quickly was overtaken by second year driver James Giossi from New Richmond.  Giossi, driving one of two cars owned by his dad Jim, led the first six laps until Kobs got going and took the top spot on lap seven.  The race ran nonstop to the checkers with Kobs driving the bottom line to victory.  Kobs commented on the race in his Rock Auto Victory Lane interview and indicated he was glad to be a part of this exciting division once again in 2016.
 
A decent field of sixteen Traditional sprints were on hand at CLS for the first race.  The night got off to a rough start for the driver who has the second most wins in the Traditional Sprint Car Series since its inception in 2011.  While on the hot lap prior to lining up for the first heat race, Johnny Parsons III hit the turn three wall and flipped over.  JP3 climbed out of his battered car under his own power, but his night ended early.  Heat race wins went to Kobs from sixth to first in the first heat and Giossi in the second heat.  Giossi is a previous winner at CLS having won last July in his first season that helped earn in the 2015 TSCS Rookie of the Year honors.  Passing and finishing points in the heats saw Kobs, Giossi, Chase Viebrock and Mike Mueller in the top four in points.  Kobs drew the #1 pill while Viebrock ended out outside front row.  Giossi and Mueller would start in row two; however, Mueller required a second push to start and was relegated to the tail of the field for the start.
 
Following Kobs to Jeff Stacken's checkered flag was Jake Kouba.  Kouba won the Richert Memorial last September at CLS and looked strong throughout the night.  Kouba got by Giossi on for second on lap 22.  Giossi finished third with three-time and defending series champion Rob Caho, Jr. riding home in fourth ahead of Viebrock.  Thirteen of the fifteen starters finished the race with only two cars a lap down.  Jake Kouba advanced the most positions (4) in the feature.
 
The Traditional sprints are scheduled for twelve more shows at the Cedar Lake Speedway in 2016.  Season opening weekend continues on Saturday night April 16 with another complete Traditional sprint show in addition to the other four weekly divisions at Cedar Lake.  Keep tabs on all of the UMSS Traditional sprint action by visiting our website at www.umsprints.com or by liking us on Facebook.
 
UMSS TSCS Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway April 15, 2016 (Race #1)
 
RockAuto.com A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 81-Rick Kobs[1]; 2. 6-Jake Kouba[6]; 3. 11-James Giossi[3]; 4. 78-Rob Caho Jr[4]; 5. 50-Chase Viebrock[2]; 6. 21J-Jori Hughes[9]; 7. 48-Neal Matuska[7]; 8. 22-Jeff Pellersels[11]; 9. N1-Ty Sampair[10]; 10. 95-Kevin Bradwell[12]; 11. 69S-Jon Lewerer[8]; 12. 29-Hunter Custer[14]; 13. 99-Bryan Roach[13]; 14. (DNF) 24-Brian Vanmeveren[6]; 15. (DNF) 87-Mike Mueller[15]; DNS 12-Johnny Parsons III
 
Lap Leaders: Giossi 1-6, Kobs 7-25. No cautions! Note: Mueller scheduled to start 4th but required a second push-start, so he had to tag the tail. Parsons DNS following heat race crash.
 
GRP Motorsports Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 81-Rick Kobs[6]; 2. 50-Chase Viebrock[3]; 3. 87-Mike Mueller[5]; 4. 69S-Jon Lewerer[1]; 5. 21J-Jori Hughes[2]; 6. 22-Jeff Pellersels[4]; 7. 99-Bryan Roach[7]; DNS 12-Johnny Parsons III
 
Lap Leaders: Viebrock 1, Kobs 2-10. No cautions! Note: Parsons hit turn 3 wall on warm-up lap prior to start of heat race and flipped over. Red flag flew. Car done for the night.
 
Track Rat Photos Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 11-James Giossi[3]; 2. 78-Rob Caho Jr[1]; 3. 6-Jake Kouba[2]; 4. 24-Brian Vanmeveren[5]; 5. 48-Neal Matuska[7]; 6. 95-Kevin Bradwell[4]; 7. N1-Ty Sampair[6]; 8. 29-Hunter Custer[8]
 
Lap Leaders: Caho 1, Giossi 2-10. Cautions: (1) for Sampair spin turn 3 at halfway mark.
 

 

 

Cottrell Conquers Wingless Sprints at Southern Oklahoma Speedway!

Ardmore, Oklahoma – April 15, 2016 - Dereck Cottrell took advantage of Dillion Burks misfortune to claim the Wingless Oklahoma Sprint feature finale Friday night at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Oklahoma as they were a part of the tracks special “Fast Friday” event.

Cottrell and McDuffee started on the front row for the twenty lap feature with Cottrell taking the lead as the green flag fell. McDuffee, Mike Scott and Lee Wade gave chase with Cottrell opening a five car length lead before the first caution of the feature fell for a Randy Marcee spin in turn two.

Two attempted restarts were thwarted by cautions, once race action finally resumed on lap three, McDuffee drove around the leader coming out of turn two and down the backstretch and would hold on to take the lead by two car lengths on lap four. Yet, eyes were glued to the #02 of Dillion Burks as he worked the very top of the cushion and would inch between McDuffee and the front stretch wall to take the lead on lap seven.

Burks began approaching slower cars on lap fourteen, where he had opened a sizeable half stretch lead. However, while in the midst of working his way through the field, he would suddenly drop to the infield off of turn four with mechanical gremlins to end his night.

Cottrell who had worked his way past McDuffee a couple laps earlier for the runner-up position, then inherited the lead and would go on to claim the ten car length victory. Sheldon Leesekamp seemed to have the fastest car on the track and proved it in the feature as he started fourteenth and would finish second. McDuffee settled for third while Wade held on to finish a strong fourth. Tenth starting David Baxter would round up the top five.

The two, six lap heat races for the fifteen car field were won by Koby Barksdale and Mike Scott while Cottrell won the five lap “Dash.”

During the dash, Ryan Dean executed a series of flips off turns one and two. He was uninjured and done for the night. Wingless Oklahoma Sprints

Southern Oklahoma Speedway/Ardmore, Oklahoma

04/16/16

15 Cars

1st Heat: 1) Koby Barksdale, 2) David McDuffee, 3) Duane Baker, 4) Randy Marcee, 5) Steve Smith, 6) David Baxter, 7) Stephen Meadows, DNS) Sheldon Leesekamp

2nd Heat: 1) Mike Scott, 2) Dereck Cottrell, 3) Ryan Dean, 4) Dillion Burks, 5) Lee Wade, 6) Josh Buscher, 7) Brent Stapp

Dash: 1) Dereck Cottrell, 2) David McDuffee, 3) Dillion Burks, 4) Mike Scott, 5) Duane Baker, 6) Ryan Dean

A Feature: 1) Dereck Cottrell, 2) Sheldon Leesekamp, 3) David McDuffee, 4) Lee Wade, 5) David Baxter, 6) Brent Stapp, 7) Josh Buscher, 8) Mike Scott, 9) Dillion Burks, 10) Randy Marcee, 11) Duane Baker, DNS: Steve Smith, Koby Barksdale, Stephen Meadows, Ryan Dean

Lap Leaders: Cottrell 1-3, 15-20; McDuffee 4-6; Burks 7-14

 

 

Miller Tops WAR at Belle-Clair

Belleville, IL(April 15, 2016)-In a race that saw three drivers lead at least eight laps each, Joe B. Miller led the final seven laps to pick up his first career Boss Chassis WAR Series win. Rookie Clinton Boyles paced the field early from his second starting spot as he moved by Tucker Klaasmeyer going into turn one. Boyles set a furious pace on the fifth-mile oval as he was chased early on by Terry Babb. With the leaders in heavy lapped traffic, Boyles would get a little high and into the wall allowing Babb to move by on lap thirteen. The first stoppage of the race would happen with sixteen laps complete as Austin Brown got upside down in turn two ending the Millstadt, IL driver's evening. Babb set the pace on the restart as Miller was on the move. The two drivers gave the fans their money's worth as Miller would move by Babb in one turn to have Babb return the favor in the next turn. Miller would lead lap twenty one with Babb moving back by to lead laps twenty-two and twenty three. Babb's great run would come to and end on lap twenty four as a car spun in front of the leaders in turn four. Miller ran up on the wall to avoid the car and Babb came to a stop on the frontstretch ending his evening. Once the field went green again, Miller was the class of the field as he went on to the win in his #51B. Boyles was a strong second in his first ever WAR start with Zach Daum in the third spot. Shane Cockrum was fourth with Klaasmyer rounding out the top five. TJ Muths was sixth followed by hard charger Warren Johnson coming from nineteenth to seventh. Rounding out the top ten were Kenny Potter, Pete Palazzolo, and Kent Buckley. Heat winners for the nineteen car field were Chris Parkinson, Klaasmyer, and Daum. The Boss Chassis WAR Series will be in action again tonight Saturday April 16th at the St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, MO.

Boss Chassis WAR Series Belle Clair Speedway-Belleville, IL 19 cars

A-Main- 30 laps 1. 51B-Joe B. Miller-Millersville, MO (4); 2. 77-Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO (2); 3. 75K-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (6); 4. 12-Shane Cockrum, Benton, IL (8); 5. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (1); 6. 65M- TJ Muths, Sedalia, MO (10); 7. 42-Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS (19); 8. 55-Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, MO (12); 9. 70-Pete Palazzolo, Ballwin, MO (13); 10. 87-Kent Buckley, Farmington, MO (16); 11. 20-Steve Thomas, Rantoul, IL (9); 12. 45-Tony Lawrence, Cambria, IL (11); 13. 2-Zach Clark, Olathe, KS (18); 14. 90-Patrick Budde, Bartelso, IL (17); 15. 09-Andrew Genkinger, Mount Pleasant, IA (15); 16. 8K-Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (14); 17. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (5)-DNF; 18. 8D-Terry Babb, Decatur, IL (3)-DNF; 19. 7-Austin Brown, Millstadt, IL (7)-DNF

 

 

Blaney Holds off Kemenah for Attica All Star win

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – When a sprint car driver is leading, sometimes it puts him at a disadvantage…not knowing where the best groove is or where to make a pass. For Dale Blaney, it took another driver to show him where the track was taking rubber Friday night at Attica Raceway Park.

Blaney, a six-time Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions titlist, would battle with two time series champ Chad Kemenah while dealing with a rubber-down racing surface and lapped traffic to earn his 128th career All Star win.

Blaney’s 24th career Attica win – 17 of which have been All Star victories – came on the rescheduled HD Supply Spring Nationals Presented by Fisher Performance and Underground Utilities Inc.

“I smelled it (rubber) off of two early as soon as I got a straight away from lapped traffic. I kinda didn’t know really where to run. They were all running through the middle here (turns three and four) and I thought I might be able to clear a few of them up. All of sudden Chad got a run and went by. I picked the pace up in a different spot. I knew I wasn’t very good and I knew I had to get going and he kind of showed me where to run,” said Blaney, pilot of the GoMuddy.com, Big Game Tree stands, CH Motorsports #1.

“CH Motorsports….Janet (Holbrook), Aaron (Call), Todd Quiring and everybody at Big Game and Muddy...we have a great situation. George and Skippy and Donny are killer on the car. I just have to drive this thing. Ninety-eight percent of the time it’s really good…20 percent of the time I’m really good so I was 20 percent tonight. Glad we started up front tonight. Track position meant a lot. I love coming to Attica….you fans have treated me great the past 28 years of my life and I appreciate it,” added Blaney.

At one point – from lap 13 through lap 17 – Blaney and Kemenah would trade sliders while battling in lapped traffic. It was frustrating for Kemenah, who sits fourth on Attica’s all-time win list right behind Blaney.

“The track took rubber and then we got behind someone who, in my mind, probably shouldn’t be out there but we just make things up as we go along but we’ll have that. I want to thank all these fans. I’m really proud of my team. Rob Hunter gives us a great race car. I want to thank Scott Bonnell for coming on board this year, JRC Transport…we have a big team effort going on right now and to get off this good of a start is awesome,” said Kemenah.

Lee Jacobs, who ran second during the early stages of the 40-lap feature, would stay within striking distance but would come home third.

“This place and Fremont were both home tracks to me for a long time and laps around here meant a lot tonight. When the track gets slick like that you know where you have to move and when you have to move. About half way through I saw Dale begin to gain speed and he passed Chad on the bottom and got a hint of rubber down there so I moved and then it was hold on to position and don’t miss the bottom,” said Jacobs beside his Simcox Grinding and Steel, Amanda J. Lewis Attorney at Law, Crown investments backed #81.

“I can’t thank Johnny Lewis enough and the two guys helping me Brian Shane and Steve Shane. This is an unbelievable first night with the All Stars. I’m making all the calls on my own so to do this and end up on the front stretch is pretty damn awesome,” added Jacobs.

In the 30-lap Sunoco American Late Model Series feature which had only one caution, Doug Drown would utilize the high line to take the lead from Rusty Schlenk on lap 17 after a very spirited battle, and went on to claim his 14th career Attica win. For the defending track champion, the victory moves him into second on the Attica all-time win list.

“This thing was great any where we went on the track. I have to thank Keith Berner for building a heck of a shock and helping us out on things to do and Dave Hornikel for the help with the Swartz chassis…I really had no clue what we were doing but the car was awesome,” said Drown beside his Hall’s Auto Sales, Wooster Glass, Kar Konnections, Malcuit Racing Engines backed #240.

“I have to thank Leroy Hall for believing in us to do a switch after the year we had,” Drown. “I’ve always struggled in slick so to have a car we can maneuver around and beat Rusty who is one of the best in the business in the slick…hopefully we can keep working and get better.”

Young Kyle Capodice showed the maturity of a season veteran in the Fremont Fence 305 Sprint Feature. At the drop of the green, he let pole sitter Jamie Miller pull ahead going into turn one, and then he turned under him to the bottom and took the lead. The Sandusky, Ohio driver was then patient with lapped traffic and made another veteran move on a lapped car with four laps remaining to drive to his first career sprint car win.

“I’m speechless…. I want to thank Franklin Sanitation and Joe Darmofal of Dramofal Racing, Fred Wolfe Auctioneer, Alvin Roepke at Vision Quest, my dad for all the hours he puts in the shop with me, my brother, my girlfriend and most of all the man above,” said Capodice.

For the Arctic Cat All Star feature, Blaney and Jacobs would bring the field to green with Blaney gaining the advantage. Jacobs, opening week winner Caleb Griffith, Byron Reed and Kemenah would stay close. The action would slow on lap 7 for a Broc Martin spin. On the restart Blaney would lead Jacobs and Griffith with Kemenah getting around Reed.

Kemenah had found something on that restart as he immediately then took second on lap 10 and began reeling in Blaney. On lap 15 Kemenah executed a slider for the lead in turns three and four with Blaney returning the favor in one and two and Kemenah moving back into the lead on lap 16. Blaney would drive to the bottom of turns three and four to regain the lead on lap 17 as the leaders entered lapped traffic.

Kemenah stayed close to Blaney with Jacobs, Reed and Griffith in tow while Chris Andrews, Bryan Sebetto, Sheldon Haudenschild and Ryan Smith waged a terrific battle behind the leaders. With 12 laps to go, Blaney muscled his way around a lapped car to put a little distance between himself and Kemenah.

Blaney would stay in the rubber the remainder of the race for the win over Kemenah, Jacobs, Reed, Griffith, Smith, Haudenschild, Sebetto, Travis Philo (up from 18th) and Andrews.

In the ALMS feature, Schlenk and Rocky Owens brought the field to green with Owens gaining the advantage over Schlenk, Drown and Matt Irey, the top four would entertain the big crowd with Schlenk taking the lead on lap three while Owens continued to race to his inside with Drown ready to pounce.

Drown was able to squeeze under Owens for second on lap 14 and then used a lapped car to drive around Schlenk for the lead on lap 17. The only caution would fly for Bob Mayer on lap 19 with Drown leading Schlenk, Owens, Irey and Jeep VanWormer. The car on the move was opening night winner Mike Bores who had worked his way to 7th from his 17th starting position.

Drown was able to pull away the final 11 laps for the win over Schlenk, Owens, VanWormer and Irey.

Jamie Miller and Capodice would lead the field to green for the 25-lap 305 sprint feature, but C.J. Jones would tangle with Kelsey Ivy sending Ivy against the wall in turn one and Jones upside down. On the ensuing restart Capodice would drive under Miller for the lead as Nate Dussel rocketed into second before the caution flew for Jerry Dahms. On the restart Alex Hill would spin. The race would go green the rest of the way.

Capodice would pull away slightly from Dussel as Ricky Peterson took third on lap three. Paul Weaver would drive around Miller into fourth by lap six. The car on the move was Dustin Dinan who drove into six from his 15th starting spot.

Capodice encountered heavy lapped traffic by the half-way point as Dussel and now Weaver closed. Capodice showed patience beyond his years as he stayed glued to the bottom despite the lapped cars. With four laps to go Dussel was within a car length with Weaver, Peterson, Miller and Dinan closing.

Capodice was finally able to dispatch a lapped car with two laps to go and drove away to his first win over Dussel, who edged out Weaver, Peterson and Miller.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, April 22 on Kear’s Speed Shop/Merrill Lynch Night. It will be a Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service event for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints and a JLH General Contractor 305 FAST Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro event for the Fremont Fence 305 Sprints. The Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models will also be on the card.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com, follow the track on Twitter at twitter.com/atticaracewyprk and Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark.

HD Supply Spring Nationals

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

40 cars

Starting position [*]

Attica 04-15-2016

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410 Sprints - UNOH

Qualifying

1.09x-Carson Macedo, 12.198; 2.1-Dale Blaney, 12.315; 3.22-Cole Duncan, 12.329; 4.33M-Caleb Griffith, 12.337; 5.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.344; 6.23c-Tyler Courtney, 12.366; 7.40-Caleb Helms, 12.389; 8.94-Ryan Smith, 12.439; 9.8M-TJ Michael, 12.445; 10.5T-Travis Philo, 12.446; 11.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.482; 12.8-Bryan Sebetto, 12.518; 13.23-DJ Foos, 12.526; 14.5-Byron Reed, 12.527; 15.49-Tim Shaffer, 12.540; 16.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.541; 17.45L-Brian Lay, 12.599; 18.73-Chris Andrews, 12.611; 19.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.637; 20.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.641; 21.9-Jordan Ryan, 12.680; 22.97-Dean Jacobs, 12.702; 23.60-Kory Crabtree, 12.707; 24.9x-Rob Chaney, 12.716; 25.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.784; 26.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.836; 27.6-Bill Rose, 12.846; 28.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.853; 29.60K-Jody Keegan, 12.939; 30.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.048; 31.19-Joe Kubiniec, 13.151; 32.38-Matt Westfall, 13.168; 33.22S-Brandon Spithaler, 13.234; 34.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.237; 35.83M-Broc Martin, 13.394; 36.49H-Bradley Howard, 13.450; 37.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.713; 38.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.996; 39.21-Cap Henry, 13.997; 40.70-Danny Holtgraver, 99.390;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 45L-Brian Lay[1] ; 2. 8-Bryan Sebetto[2] ; 3. 8M-TJ Michael[4] ; 4. 73-Chris Andrews[5] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 6. 9-Jordan Ryan[7] ; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs[6] ; 8. 60-Kory Crabtree[8] ; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard[10] ; 10. 19-Joe Kubiniec[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 40-Caleb Helms[2] ; 2. 94-Ryan Smith[1] ; 3. 60K-Jody Keegan[6] ; 4. 23c-Tyler Courtney[3] ; 5. 83M-Broc Martin[9] ; 6. 16-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 7. 09x-Carson Macedo[4] ; 8. 38-Matt Westfall[8] ; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser[7] ; 10. 21-Cap Henry[10]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[6] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 4. 23-DJ Foos[5] ; 5. 33M-Caleb Griffith[3] ; 6. 70-Danny Holtgraver[10] ; 7. 97-Dean Jacobs[8] ; 8. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[9] ; 9. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[7] ; 10. 22-Cole Duncan[4]

Heat 4, Group D - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 3. 9x-Rob Chaney[2] ; 4. 49-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[8] ; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger[10] ; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[7] ; 9. 6-Bill Rose[6] ; 10. 7-Shawn Valenti[9]

Dash 1 (8 Laps, finish determines A-main line-up)

1. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 4. 33M-Caleb Griffith[6] ; 5. 5-Byron Reed[8] ; 6. 94-Ryan Smith[5] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 8. 8-Bryan Sebetto[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 09x-Carson Macedo[1] ; 2. 16-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[3] ; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker[9] ; 5. 9-Jordan Ryan[5] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[4] ; 7. 6-Bill Rose[8] ; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[14] ; 9. 97-Dean Jacobs[6] ; 10. 70-Danny Holtgraver[19] ; 11. 21-Cap Henry[18] ; 12. 38-Matt Westfall[12] ; 13. 7-Shawn Valenti[16] ; 14. 19-Joe Kubiniec[11] ; 15. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[13] ; 16. 8J-Jess Stiger[17] ; 17. 49H-Bradley Howard[15] ; 18. 60-Kory Crabtree[7] ; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser[10] ; 20. 22-Cole Duncan[20]

A-Main 1 - (40 Laps)

1. 1-Dale Blaney[1] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[5] ; 5. 33M-Caleb Griffith[4] ; 6. 94-Ryan Smith[6] ; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[10] ; 8. 8-Bryan Sebetto[8] ; 9. 5T-Travis Philo[18] ; 10. 73-Chris Andrews[14] ; 11. 8M-TJ Michael[11] ; 12. 49-Tim Shaffer[17] ; 13. 23c-Tyler Courtney[15] ; 14. 60K-Jody Keegan[12] ; 15. 40-Caleb Helms[7] ; 16. 68G-Tyler Gunn[20] ; 17. 45L-Brian Lay[9] ; 18. 9x-Rob Chaney[13] ; 19. 23-DJ Foos[16] ; 20. 21-Cap Henry[26] ; 21. 16-Stuart Brubaker[22] ; 22. 09x-Carson Macedo[21] ; 23. 70-Danny Holtgraver[25] ; 24. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[23] ; 25. 57X-Andrew Palker[24] ; 26. 83M-Broc Martin[19]

 

 

Jared Zimbardi dominates the Peoples Sprint Feature

Sarver, PA (April 15, 2016) A long, but pleasantly mild winter finally gave way to Fab4 Fueled by Turner’s Opening Night 2016 and a huge crowd was on hand to see Jared Zimbardi, Russ King, Rex King Jr. and Corey McPherson claim the first checkered flag of the season in the respective divisions.

Jared Zimbardi started on the outside row of the Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprint feature, and despite having AJ Flick and Carl Bowser breathing down his neck on the second row of the original feature lineup, drove away from the 2015 and 2014 Track Champions on a slick, tricky surface. For the second consecutive season, the King Bros. treated mom Sis King with back-to-back feature wins in the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models and Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Modifieds, respectively.

Finally, with the bright lights of an LA camera crew shooting a pilot for a reality show featuring a handful of drivers, Three-Time and Defending Track Champion Corey McPherson gave them the perfect ending with a hard earned trip to Dlubak Powder Coating Victory Lane. McPherson survived several restarts and ran down Bob Egley who was fending off Brandon Wearing during the first half of the race. McPherson even had to run an extra lap to win the race, after the final caution waved while he thundered down the back straightaway on what should have been the final lap; resulting in a green-white-checkered restart and thus a 21-lap A-Main.

4.15.16

Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar 410 Sprint Feature: (25 Laps) 1. (35z) Jared Zimbardi, Bradford 2. (2) AJ Flick, Apollo 3. (10) Carl Bowser, Sarver 4. (33) Brent Matus, Wampum 5. (51) John Garvin Jr., Sarver 6. (23Jr) Jack Sodeman Jr., N. Jackson, OH 7. (08) Dan Kuriger, New Brighton 8. (13) Brandon Matus, Wampum 9. (11) Scott Priester, Rimersburg 10. (76) Davey Jones, Baden 11. (23) Darren Pifer, Punxsy 12. (46) Michael Bauer, Clarion 13. (56) Ralph Spithaler, Evans City 14. (24) Alex Paden, New Wilmington 15. (5) Bob McMillan, Apollo 16. (4K) Bill Kiley, Cabot DNS (40X) Cory Good, Smicksburg DNS (44) Pete Landrum, Jeannette Heat Winners: AJ Flick, Brandon Matus

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models Feature: (25 Laps) 1. (56) Russell King, Bristolville, OH 2. (27) Michael Lake, Uniontown 3. (72) Michael Norris, Sarver 4. (4) Dave Hess Jr., Waterford 5. (1C) Mike Pegher Jr., Wexford 6. (10) Alex Ferree, Saxonburg 7. (111) Matt Lux, Franklin 8. (29) Ken Schaltenbrand, Sarver 9. (94) Charles Powell Jr., Brookville 10. (17G) Doug Glessner, Boswell 11. (10L) Gary Lyle, Hyde Park 12. (8S) Tommy Schirnhofer, Dormont 13. (H1) Jared Miley, Pittsburgh 14. (B1) Brandon Wearing, Callery 15. (4T8) John Flinner, Zelienople 16. (88) Chuck Sarver, West Sunburry 17. (81) Mike Miller, Chicora 18. (33X) Greg Beech, Greece City 19. (09) Bill Kressler, Cranberry Twp. 20. (3) Dan Swartzlander, Freeport

21. (9) Clayton Kennedy, Mars Heat Winners: Mike Pegher Jr., Michael Lake

Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modified Feature: (25 Laps) 1. (165) Rex King Jr., Bristolville, OH 2. (25) Eric Rudolph, Ransomville, NY 3. (777) Kevin Bolland, New Brighton 4. (37MD) Jeremiah Shingledecker, Polk 5. (6M) Mat Williamson, St. Catharines, ONT 6. (21K) Randy Chrysler, Tuscarora, NY 7. (29) Garrett Krummert, Butler 8. (83) Brian Swartzlander, Leechburg 9. (3E) Eric Gabany, Mercer 10. (61) Dave Murdick, Meridian 11. (88P) Shayne Pierce, St. Catharines, ONT 12. (96) Mike Turner, Herman 13. (66F) Kyle Fink, Strattanville 14. (66M) JR McGinley, Frogtown 15. (65) Rex King Sr., Bristolville, OH 16. (23) Jimmy Weller, Liberty, OH 17. (28) Tom Winkle, Mars 18. (75) Jeff Miller, Sarver 19. (64) Rodney Beltz, Ellwood City Heat Winners: Eric Gabany, Mat Williamson, Jeremiah Shingledecker B-Main Winner: Steve Feder

Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman Feature: (20 Laps) 1. (C33) Corey McPherson, Tarentum 2. (30) Bob Egley, Kittanning 3. (27) Brandon Wearing, Callery 4. (948) Joe Zambotti, Kittanning 5. (35) Tyler Dietz, Saxonburg 6. (3S) Paul Schreckengost, Creighton 7. (25) Brett McDonald, Saxonburg 8. (28Y) Terry Young, Butler 9. (11) Aaron Easler, Butler 10. (17R) Stan Riggle, Ford City 11. (21) Jeff Miller, Natrona Heights 12. (66) Joe Kelley, Mt. Pleasant 13. (91) Sadie Siegel, Saxonburg 14. (31) Noah Brunnell, New Alexandria 15. (10) John Hartman, Cabot 16. (5M) Joe Gombach, Claridge 17. (114) Dave McManus, Elizabeth DNS (29B) Scott Byers, Butler DNS (26) Mike Bordt, Mars Heat Winners: Tyler Dietz, Joey Zambotti

Car Count Total: 84 Peoples TWP Sprints: 18 Precise Late Models: 21 Diehl Modifieds: 25 Pic-A-Part Sportsman: 20

 

 

McCune Scores Season-Opening Must See Racing Sprint Win in South Carolina

WILLIAMSTON, S.C. -- From one Anderson to another, reigning Must See Racing Sprint Car Series (MSRSCS) champion Jimmy McCune kicked off the 2016 season the same way he ended 2015 -- on top of the heap.

McCune charged past outside polesitter Jeff Bloom going down the backstretch on lap 12 of Friday night's season-opening 50-lap feature at Anderson (S.C.) Motor Speedway and never looked back, extending his lead out to as much as 3.5 seconds at times before finally crossing 2.475 seconds ahead of two-time series champion Brian Gerster at the twin checkers.

The dominating performance saw the Toledo, Ohio veteran put all but the top five drivers a lap or more down at the finish, en route to his 12th career series victory.

McCune won three times at the quarter-mile Anderson Speedway in Indiana last year, but relished the opportunity to become the first 410 sprint car driver to taste victory at the similarly-named, three-eighths mile South Carolina speed plant.

"Our car was great tonight," McCune said in Engine Pro Victory Lane. "It handled well in clean air, but it was good working behind (slower) cars too and that's what you want. It started to lose (the handle) a little bit there late in the race, and I had to bide my time making passes and pick the right opportunities, but it all worked out pretty well."

"Jeff was getting real loose up off both ends (of the race track), so I just had to be patient early on until I could get up underneath him. We were really, really strong on the bottom of the race track tonight and I think it showed. This is a great way to kick off our 2016 season -- on top, just like we were last year -- and hopefully we can keep it going into the rest of the weekend and the rest of the season as well."

After a five-car inversion put West Bloomfield, Michigan's Ike Beasley on the Engine Pro Pole Position and relegated fast qualifier Johnny Bridges to fifth, Beasley led a 15-car field to the green flag with National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Jeff Bloom to his outside. Bloom took off like a rocketship on the initial start, grabbing the lead and pulling out to a full second's advantage, while McCune was left to scrap for second with Gerster and Beasley early on.

The race's only caution flag would erase Bloom's lead, however, when Joe Speakman slowed to a stop on the backstretch and drew the yellow rag over the speedway with six circuits complete.

McCune restarted on Bloom's tailtank and nearly got by for the lead on the restart, but Bloom slammed the door in turn one and would lead the next five laps before the No. 88 Abe's Auto Parts/B&B Machinery sprinter finally worked clear of the No. 26 Eldora Speedway Special at the 12th round.

Once McCune was clear on the inside of the backstretch, he drove off into another zip code as Gerster worked over Bloom for the runner-up position. The Fishers, Indiana veteran finally got around Bloom at lap 17, but was hard-pressed to catch McCune for the win with traffic between he and the leader.

Ultimately, the all-time series wins leader (14) and quick qualifier (21) was forced to settle for second, unable to get through slower traffic as easily as McCune did through the second half of the main event.

"We just never got going at the start as well as Jimmy did, and then the lap cars just killed our chances," Gerster lamented. "Hats off to those guys -- they beat us heads-up tonight -- but this team will regroup and come back stronger tomorrow at Hickory. We were good, he was just a little bit better this go-round."

Bloom brought home the final podium position in third, with fast timer and Cherryville, North Carolina native Bridges finishing fourth as the highest-placed 360 c.i. sprint car against the Midwestern 410s. Fellow 360 pilot and 15-time national sprint car champion Terry Gray, from Bartlett, Tennessee, rounded out the top five and the lead lap machines.

2010 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Bobby Santos III finished sixth, a lap off the pace, and Beasley faded to seventh after his pole start.

Earlier in the day, Bridges scored his first-career MSRSCS Engine Pro Fast Time Award, posting a lap of 13.041 seconds (103.520 mph) that was a thousandth of a second (0.001) off of his own track record, set on July 26, 2014. Gray, Beasley and Santos each won their respective 10-lap heat races, that helped to set the field for the main event.

The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series returns to action on Saturday night, April 16 for race two of their 2016 season and round two of the American Sprint Cup at Hickory Motor Speedway in Newton, North Carolina.

Bloom is the defending winner of the Hickory event, scoring his maiden MSRSCS victory on April 4, 2015 in the series' inaugural race at the 0.363-mile oval that serves as NASCAR's oldest weekly short track.

For more information on Must See Racing, visit the series on the web at www.mustseeracing.com.

RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; American Sprint Cup Round One; Anderson Motor Speedway; April 16, 2016

1. #88 - Jimmy McCune 2. #50- Brian Gerster 3. #26 - Jeff Bloom 4. #07 - Johnny Bridges 5. #10 - Terry Gray 6. #22A - Bobby Santos III 7. #97 - Ike Beasley 8. #81 - Brad Wyatt 9. #12 - Grant Galloway 10. #9L - Chris Lamb 11. #75C - Jerry Caryer 12. #9 - Kris Leming 13. #51 - Jay Dunham 14. #72S - Joe Speakman 15. #59 - Johnny Petrozelle (DNS)

 

 

Hey Race Fans! Here’s your St. Francois County Raceway AUTO PLAZA GROUP Race Recap for Saturday, April 9th, 2016!

The air was cool but the racing was HOT! Several weekend cancelations made for slim pickings if you’re a dirt track fan in the Midwest. Some due to rain, some due to cold temps. Down here in St. Francois County, we throw on our long johns, grab our carharrts, and head to the race track for some fun!

These cancelations of local tracks and traveling series’ resulted in a good field of cars here at The Bullring! Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, OK said that we were the only track racing 410 Sprint Cars within 8 hours of his house, so he loaded up and came to race! Brady wasn’t the only one though. Bryan Clauson, a man who has wheeled just about everything with tires on it, is on his Race for 200 Tour, and he pulled into The Bullring to get one step closer to that 200, and to also check out the new surface in preparation for the upcoming NSL Shows later in the year. ASCS National Tour driver Brad Loyet came down and picked up his 2nd win in as many attempts, holding off a very hard last lap charge from Clauson. More on that in a minute…

In the Super Street division, Travis Goodman (76) got his first Heat Win of the season, edging out last weeks feature winner David Baker(00) who finished 2nd, and Robert Hicks(32) who finished 3rd. Marshall Yount(45) won an exciting battle in Heat 2 over Joe Merritt(71) and Mike Hurst(81H). Baker fired back in the Feature, going to Victory Lane for the 2nd week in a row. He was followed by Merritt, Goodman, Hurst, and Yount.

Track closures in the area brought a few other Modifieds to do battle on the new ¼ mile red clay. In the A-Mod division, last weeks feature winner Greg Swaringim(25S) held off a hard charge to win the first Heat race over Brent Thompson(18) and Billy Smith(14). Tim Nash(7) carried the checkers in Heat 2, beating Matt Dotson(45) and Danny Resinger(15) to the line. Dotson fired back, picking up the dash win and earning himself the #1 Starting Spot for the A-Main. With Billy Smith starting on his outside, and a stacked field behind them, the green flag flew and 20 laps of battle ensued. Smith came out on top and “Parked It” in the winners circle, with Dotson finishing 2nd, Thompson 3rd, Swaringim 4th, and Dave Armstrong(34) finishing 5th.

27 410 Winged Sprint Cars came to do battle for the $2,000 to win! These local guys are always tough, and the “outsiders” know it. Joey Montgomery(12X) picked up the win in Heat Race #1 over Bryan Clauson(17W) and Dustin Adams(3). Tommy Worley(97) picked up the win in Heat 2 over Brad Loyet(o5) and Jimmy Hurley(35). “The Tank” Jimmy Bridgeman won Heat 3 over Kasey Burch(20) and Scottie Gretzmacher(16G). Heat 4 went to Kent Buckley(87), who was followed by Robbie Standridge(22) and Kevin Petty(72). Bridgeman won the Dash over Loyet, Buckley, Worley, Clauson, J. Montgomery, Standridge, and Burch. Brady Bacon(99) found himself in the Semi, after a spin in Heat 1, and fought his way back up to 5th, just missing a transfer position. Not this time around. Bacon picked up the win in the Semi over Joe B Miller(7C), Joey Boyd(67) and Terry Babb(8D). Bacon made a hard charge from the 17th starting position in the A-Main, but wasn’t quite enough. Picking up 10 spots and finishing 7th, he definitely figured out the way around The Bullring. It was Brad Loyet who picked up the Win, holding off a final hard charge from Clauson, who finished 2nd. They were followed by Hurley, Bridgeman, J. Montgomery, Worley, and Bacon.

In the B-Mod division, Dusty Homan(10) picked up the Heat 1 Win over Rudy Slade(21R) and Scott Jarrett(4M). Chuck Goodman(327) picked up the checkers in Heat 2 over Jeremy Welborn(27W) and Jim Hartzell(67). Kodi Savage(13) won Heat 3 over Shane Blair(1) and Kyle Jarrett(10X). Homan parked his #10 car in victory lane, winning the Feature over K. Savage, Blair, Goodman, and Darryll Dickerson(44).

Full results can be found on our website, www. Sfcraceway.com. Check us out on Facebook, and Follow us on all the other socials @SFCRaceway!

Coming up next, the Boss Chassis W.A.R. Series invades The Bullring this week, bringing Non-Wing Sprint Cars to join the the Winged 410’s, A-Mods, B-Mods, and SuperStreets! General Admission is just $12 for Adults, kids 12 & under are FREE! Gates open at 4pm, Racing at 7!! Hope to see y’all at The Fastest Bullring in Missouri, the St. Francois County Raceway!!

Results from 4/9/2016

SUPERSTREET
HEAT1
1. 76- Travis Goodman
2. 00- David Baker
3. 32- Robert Hicks
4. 21w- Brad Callahan
5. 44m- Marty McCulbugh
HEAT2
1. 45- Marshall Yount
2. 71- Joe Merritt
3. 81H- Mike Hurst
4. 44r- Ricky McCullough
FEATURE
1. 00- David Baker
2. 71- Joe Merritt
3. 76- Travis Goodman
4. 81H- Mike Hurst
5. 45- Marhsall Yount
6. 32- Robert Hicks
7. 21w- Brad Callahan
8. 44r- Ricky McCullough
9. 44m- Marty McCulbough
A-MODS
HEAT 1
1. 25s- Greg Swaringim
2. 18- Brent Thompson
3. 14- Billy Smith
4. 34- Dave Armstrong
5. 26- Kasey Nations
6. 69x- Dave Chilton
7. 12m- Ben Gerdes
8. 10- Richie Standrige(NF)
9. 99- Bobby Burrows(NF)
HEAT 2
1. 7- Tim Nash
2. 45- Matt Dotson
3. 15- Danny Resinger
4. 47- Chuck Huff
5. 227- Booby DeSpain
6. 56- Jeff Asher
7. 24t-(NF)
8. 51- Dean Resinger
DASH
1. 45- Matt Dotson
2. 15- Danny Resinger
3. 14- Billy Smith
4. 25s- Greg Swaringim
5. 18- Brent Thompson
6. 7- Tim Nash
FEATURE
1. 14- Billy Smith
2. 45- Matt Dotson
3. 18- Brent Thompson
4. 25s- Greg Swaringim
5. 34- Dave Armstrong
6. 56- Jeff Asher
7. 15- Danny Resinger
8. 227- Booby DeSpain
9. 69x- Dave Chilton
10. 12m- Ben Gerdes
11. 99- Bobby Burrows
12. 7- Tim Nash(NF)
13. 26- Kasey Nations(NF)
14. 24T(NF)
15. 47- Chuck Huff(NF)
16. 51- Dean Resinger(NF)
17. 10- Richie Standrige(NF)
SPRINTS
HEAT 1
1. 12x- Joey Montgomery
2. 17w- Bryan Clauson
3. 3- Dustin Adams
4. 88- Jeff Wurst
5. 99- Brady Bacon
6. 8d-Terry Babb
7. 15*- Jeffery Masson
HEAT 2
1. 97- Tommy Worley
2. 05- Brad Loyet
3. 35- Jimmy Hurley
4. 28- Jason Keith
5. 2k- Ryan Kempin
6. 67- Joey Boyd
7. 32- Timmy Montgomery(NS)
HEAT 3
1. 14t- Jimmy Bridgeman
2. 20- Kasey Burch
3. 16g- Scottie Gretzmacher
4. 7z- Matt Zimmerly
5. 7d- Dylen Dejournett
6. 44t- Adam Carylon
7. 55- Kevin Todd(NS)
HEAT 4
1. 87- Kent Buckley
2. 22- Robbie Standrige
3. 72- Kevin Petty
4. 17- James Scott
5. 21p- Adam Parmley(NF)
6. 7c- Joe B. Miller(NF)
DASH
1. 14t- Jimmy Bridgeman
2. 05- Brad Loyet
3. 87- Kent Buckley
4. 97- Tommy Worley
5. 17w-Bryan Clauson
6. 12x- Joey Montgomery
7. 22- Robbie Standrige
8. 20- Kasey Burch(NS)
B-MAIN
1. 99- Brady Bacon
2. 7c- Joe B. Miller
3. 67- Joey Boyd
4. 8d- Terry Babb
5. 21p- Adam Parmley
6. 15*- Jeffery Masson
7. 44t- Adam Carlyon
8. 55- Kevin Todd
9. 7d- Dylen Dejournett(NF)
10. 2k- Ryan Kempin(NS)
FEATURE
1. 05- Brad Loyet
2. 17w- Bryan Clauson
3. 35- Jimmy Hurley
4. 14t- Jimmy Bridgeman
5. 12x- Joey Montgomery
6. 97- Tommy Worley
7. 99- Brady Bacon
8. 20- Kasey Burch
9. 28- Jason Keith
10. 87- Kent Buckley
11. 67- Joey Boyd
12. 16g- Scottie Gretzmacher
13. 3- Dustin Adams
14. 22- Robbie Standrige
15. 7z- Matt Zimmerly
16. 88- Jeff Wurst(NF)
17. 8d- Terry Babb(NF)
18. 7c- Joe B. Miller(NF)
19. 72- Kevin Petty (NF)
20. 17- James Scott(NF)
B-Mods
HEAT 1
1. 10- Dusty Homan
2. 21r- Rudy Slade
3. 4m- Scott Jarrett
4. 44- Darryll Dickerson
5. 19c- Aaron Canterberry
6. 25 - Josh Hauf
7. 12e- Duane Eckhoff
8. 66- Cody Govreau
HEAT 2
1. 327- Chuck Goodman
2. 27w- Jeremy Welborn
3. 67h- Jim Hartzell
4. 27j - Johnny Crome
5. 36w- Gary Williams
6. 81- Joshua Gibson
7. 2- Eric Sarakas(NF)
8. 10b- Colby Benson(BF)
HEAT 3
1. 13 Kodi Savage
2. 1- Shane Blair
3. 10x-Kyle Jarrett
4. 29- Arron Darby
5. R7- Randy Forster
6. 67 - Scott Winters
7. 39- Kyle Wilde(NF)
8. 77t- Jimmy Thurman(NF)
FEATURE
1. 10- Dusty Homan
2. 13- Kodi Savage
3. 1- Shane Blair
4. 327- Chuck Goodman
5. 44- Darryll Dickerson
6. 27w- Jeremy Welborn
7. 10x- Kyle Jarrett
8. 29 - Aaron Darby
9. 4m- Scott Jarrett
10. 67h- Jim Hartzell
11. 36w- Gary Williams
12. 2- Eric Sarakas
13. R7- Randy Forster
14. 27j- Johnny Crome
15. 12e- Duane Eckhoff
16. 77t- Jimmy Thurman(NF)
17. 19c- Aaron Canterberry(NF)
18. 21r- Rudy Slade(NF)
19. 10b- Colby Benson(BF)
20. 81- Joshua Gibson(NS)
21. 67- Scott Winters(NS)

 

 

Traugott Stampedes at DCRP as C.J. Johnson Takes Sprint Car Honors

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (April 9, 2016) – Cole Traugott emerged atop a hard-fought 30-lap IMCA Modified feature event to take the $1,200 winner’s share in Saturday night’s Fourth Annual Modified Stampede atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval.

While the Woodward, Oklahoma racer took the big Modified money, C.J. Johnson raced into the lead midway through the 20-lap Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car feature en route to victory lane with Jeff Kaup besting the IMCA Sport Modifieds and Cody Davis taking IMCA Hobby Stock honors.

The Modified Stampede lived up to all the hype and then some, with Traugott escaping contact with past IMCA National champion David Murray and then recapturing the lead from Nick Link in the closing circuits to capture his first DCRP win since June of last year.

“It got a little rougher than I had hoped for, but a win is a win,” Traugott commented afterward.

After winning his heat race, Traugott started the feature from the front outside when original front row starter Cody Gearhart couldn’t make the call for the main event.

Traugott gunned into the early lead and paced the early rounds as Murray moved into second by the third round. Traugott paced the field comfortably ahead of Murray and Clay Sellard until a caution flew after a dozen laps, negating his half straightaway advantage.

Gunning for a third Modified Stampede title in four years, Murray turned up the heat on the leader on the restart and slipped underneath exiting turn two to take command on the 14th round. Traugott countered though, returning the favor by slipping underneath Murray exiting turn two the next time around.

The duo raced side-by-side into turn three with contact made that resulted in Murray spinning to the top side and collecting third-runner Sellard in the process. Sellard was done while Murray returned at the tail of the remaining 15 cars after hasty repairs.

Back out front, the race was far from secure for Traugott as Nick Link surged forward and then battled into the lead on the 19th round. But when a caution flew with seven laps remaining, Traugott moved to the high side on the restart to recapture the lead.

Traugott paced the field the final six laps to take the checkered flag ahead of Link as Murray raced back through the field to round out the podium. After winning the “B” Main, Mike Lunow worked the high side of the track to race from 15th to fourth with Jesse Richter rounding out the top five.

Along with $1,200 winner’s share, Traugott picked up a $500 certificate from Elgin Power Packages while Link was awarded a $200 certificate from JE Pistons for runner-up honors and Murray picked up a $150 certificate for third from K&N.

In Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car action, Quinter’s C.J. Johnson raced past Steven Richardson at the midway point of the non-stop 20-lapper and then survived some dicey moments through lapped traffic in the closing laps to hold off Luke Cranston and Zach Blurton for the victory.

“These don’t come easy, so it’s good to get ‘em any way you can,” Johnson commented in victory lane.

While Johnson started the feature inside the second row, Richardson gunned into the lead from the pole position with Johnson working past reigning track champion Cranston for second in the opening pair of rounds.

Richardson paced the early rounds ahead of Johnson and Blurton as Cranston slipped back to fifth by the midway point.

With traffic in play a half dozen laps in, Johnson closed in and put the pressure on Richardson until slipping by on the tenth round with Blurton following suit a lap later.

Blurton stalked Johnson for the point with Cranston surging past Jake Martens and Richardson to reclaim third by the 12th circuit.

While Johnson successfully kept his challengers at bay through traffic, opportunity for Blurton and Cranston presented itself as the white flag flew with a pair of lapped cars directly in front of the leader.

Johnson didn’t let it get away though, adeptly slipping by both cars exiting turn two to secure the victory with Cranston taking advantage of traffic to steal second from Blurton in the final corner. Richardson faded to fourth with Taylor Velasquez battling past Martens on the final circuit to round out the top five.

In IMCA Sport Modified action, three-time and reigning track champion Jeff Kaup put an end to the streak of 14 consecutive different winners dating back to the 2014 season finale by blistering the field in the 15-lapper for his first DCRP win since the second night of action last year.

After starting fifth, Kaup took the lead away from Brian May on the third round and never looked back en route to a convincing victory despite some front end damage.

“I clipped that tire getting into one in the first lap or two and the steering was way off after that,” Kaup said afterward.

It showed little ill effect, as Kaup took the checkered flag a straightaway ahead of May. Another straightaway back, Bart Baker emerged atop a heated battle for third ahead of Jeremy Sigler and Adam Stenzel.

Reigning IMCA Hobby Stock champion Cody Davis bounced back from a trying opening night the previous Saturday to win the 15-lap feature event.

Following a caution two laps into the race, Davis pounced on early leader Michael Penrod to take command on the third lap and checked out to secure his first win of the year after posting a pair of wins last year.

After starting ninth, Matt O’Hair worked his way up to second by the midway point. But Davis was too far gone to be challenged, racing on to the stripe with a half straightaway advantage over O’Hair with David Berger, Duane Wahrman and Tobby Schield rounding out the top five.

Action continues at Dodge City Raceway on Saturday night, April 23, with a full slate of championship chase action including Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Dodge City Raceway Park

April 9 Results:

IMCA Modifieds – Fourth Annual Dodge City Modified Stampede:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 3h-Ryan Heger, 2. 8r-Jesse Richter, 3. 85c-Clay Sellard, 4. 05-Rick Taylor, 5. 01-Jesse Smith, 6. 52-Clayton Hogie, 7. 22T-Trent Gray.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 97m-David Murray, 2. 1m-Cody Gearhart, 3. 1n-Nick Link, 4. 25-Kale Beavers, 5. 44-Mike Lunow, 6. 16-Kevin Gray, 7. 25b-Tom Beavers.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 9-Cole Traugott, 2. G3-Brendon Gemmill, 3. 7n-William Nusser, 4. 88j-Jack Kirchoff, 5. 44T-Tanner Black, 6. 9x-Danton O’Dell. DNS: 2L-Tracy Link.

Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 0-Kyle Rohleder, 2. 57-Joel Lane, 3. 3c-Dale Wanger, 4. 75-Randle McRoberts, 5. 27-Grant Florence, 6. 7s-David Solberg. DNS: 4p-Kelly Perry.

“B” Main (15 Laps): 1. 44-Mike Lunow, 2. 88j-Jack Kirchoff, 3. 01-Jesse Smith, 4. 75-Randle McRoberts, 5. 25-Kale Beavers, 6. 9x-Danton O’Dell, 7. 16-Kevin Gray, 8. 27-Grant Florence, 9. 25b-Tom Beavers, 10. 22T-Trent Gray, 11. 05-Rick Taylor, 12. 7s-David Solberg, 13. 52-Clayton Hogie, 14. 44T-Tanner Black. DNS: 2L-Tracy Link, 4p-Kelly Perry.

“A” Main (30 Laps): 1. 9-Cole Traugott, 2. 1n-Nick Link, 3. 97m-David Murray, 4. 44-Mike Lunow, 5. 8r-Jesse Richter, 6. 3h-Ryan Heger, 7. 57-Joel Lane, 8. 3c-Dale Wanger, 9. 01-Jesse Smith, 10. 25-Kale Beavers, 11. 16-Kevin Gray, 12. 75-Randle McRoberts, 13. 9x-Danton O’Dell, 14. 0-Kyle Rohleder, 15. 7n-William Nusser, 16. 85c-Clay Sellard, 17. 88j-Jack Kirchoff, 18. G3-Brendon Gemmill, 19. 27-Grant Florence, 20. 1m-Cody Gearhart (DNS).

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 20-Luke Cranston, 2. 45x-C.J. Johnson, 3. 11k-Tyler Knight, 4. 6-Kaden Taylor, 5. 9d-Lance Davis, 6. 20j-Brandy Jones, 7. 3-Ryan Walters, 8. 67-Damien Cain.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 2j-Zach Blurton, 2. 49x-Mike Peters, 3. E85-Kade Hagans, 4. 17x-Craig Jecha, 5. 7r-Beau Ricke, 6. 49-Kris Moore, 7. 18-Brandon Sprott, 8. 10-Jordan Knight.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 97-Brian Herbert, 2. 48-Jake Martens, 3. 0-Steven Richardson, 4. 28-Tracey Hill, 5. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 6. 33-Koby Walters, 7. 33x-Kris Miller, 8. 1x-Cody Lampe.

“B” Main (10 Laps): 1. 9d-Lance Davis, 2. 49-Kris Moore, 3. 33-Koby Walters, 4. 3-Ryan Walters, 5. 20j-Brandy Jones, 6. 10-Jordan Knight, 7. 33x-Kris Miller, 8. 18-Brandon Sprott, 9. 1x-Cody Lampe. DNS: 67-Damien Cain.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 45x-C.J. Johnson, 2. 20-Luke Cranston, 3. 2j-Zach Blurton, 4. 0-Steven Richardson, 5. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 6. 48-Jake Martens, 7. 97-Brian Herbert, 8. 11k-Tyler Knight, 9. 49x-Mike Peters, 10. 28-Tracy Hill, 11. 33-Koby Walters, 12. 49-Kris Moore, 13. E85-Kade Hagans, 14. 7r-Beau Ricke, 15. 17x-Craig Jecha, 16. 9d-Lance Davis, 17. 20j-Brandy Jones, 18. 10-Jordan Knight, 19. 3-Ryan Walters, 20. 6-Kaden Taylor.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 18-Kyle Wiens, 2. 12-Kevin Tabor, 3. 8-Brian May, 4. 7j-Jamie French, 5. 3s-Adam Stenzel, 6. 10-Alex Wiens.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 92-Jeff Kaup, 2. 37-Bart Baker, 3. 21J-Jeremy Sigler, 4. 10T-Toby Witthuhn, 5. 4-Scott Claussen, 6. 57-Tanner Brunson. DNS: 56m-Mike Appel.

“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 92-Jeff Kaup, 2. 8-Brian May, 3. 37-Bart Baker, 4. 21j-Jeremy Sigler, 5. 3s-Adam Stenzel, 6. 18-Kyle Wiens, 7. 10T-Toby Witthuhn, 8. 12-Kevin Tabor, 9. 7j-Jamie French, 10. 10-Alex Wiens, 11. 4-Scott Claussen. DNS: 57-Tanner Brunson, 56m-Mike Appel.

 

 

MCFADDEN CLIMBS ON BOARD THE CHASE TRAIN

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

April 10, 2016

James McFadden put an end to his car-destroying streak to score victory at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway last night pocketing some valuable USC Chase points and $10,000 in the process.

After two consecutive weekends where his racecar was destroyed in respective crashes where he was battling for the lead McFadden was delighted to cross the line first in front of a crack VR field.

“I can’t tell you how good it is to finally get a win,” grinned the Westralian Diamond Drillers pilot, “it’s great for Moth, for Scott and Stephanie Milling, for our all our sponsors and everyone who believes in this team. It’s been a rough few weeks.”

McFadden took the win but he almost coughed it up on the final lap when he nearly spun the #25 Cool.

“I almost lost it there in turn one and two. That would’ve been difficult to swallow if I’d lost it completely.”

Trailing home in second and right on the tail tank of the leader was Jamie Veal who had come from the fifth row of the grid to nearly snaffle the win.

“After the run James and I have been having lately I wasn’t game to get too close,” Veal explained, “considering the way night started for us this second place was a good result.”

After setting quick time in his group for Qualifying the USC Chase leader (Veal) changed motors to attempt to solve a vibration in the car but in the process a steering box was also replaced and he missed his heat race.

This meant the Warrnambool whiz would have to come from the B-Main in order to chase his 17th main event success for the season. After winning the B-Main his qualifying time saw him elevated to position #9 in the A-Main.

Whilst Veal and McFadden were pleased with their end result Robbie Farr could hardly concur.

Going into the penultimate USC Chase round in second place behind Veal, and with the USC QLD title in his pocket, Farr had every reason to feel confident.

Winning the Pole Shootout and starting alongside McFadden for the 35-lap A-Main Farr took his #7 Hi-Tec Oils Cool into an early lead but when McFadden passed him on the outside on the exit to turn four the pair made contact going into turn one.

“When I went around the outside of Robbie and we got to turn one I could see Sam (Walsh) on the outside going into the corner so I dropped to the bottom. We must have made contact because the next thing I know we’re both spinning.”

McFadden kept his car going but Farr spun into the path of the hapless lapped car of Michael Jordan and the resultant impact tore the front end out of the Farr #7 ending his night on an extremely disappointing level.

The battle for the final podium positions behind McFadden were fought out in hectic fashion between Veal, Max Dumesny, James Thompson and Troy Little.

Dumesny would eventually claim third despite an ongoing painful neck injury that he’s played down over the last few weeks.

James Thompson claimed fourth with a powerhouse run to move forward and finish just ahead of the lively Troy Little in fifth, Jackson Delamont sixth, Toby Bellbowen seventh, Matt Smith eighth, Garry Brazier ninth and Grant Anderson rounding out the top ten after a huge pedal from the last row of the grid.

Sam Walsh brought the Rocket Maxim home in eleventh ahead of Matt Dumesny, Grant Tunks, Jay Waugh, Brian Czuzci and Peter Bourke as the last classified finishing car.

DNF’s were Ferguson, Atkinson, Linigen, Jordyn Brazier, Farr, Jordan, Reidy and Matt Thomas.

Highlight of the night was the historic battle in the Pole Shootout between Garry and Jordyn Brazier that Garry won.

A-Main Final Results

1. James McFadden

2. Jamie Veal

3. Max Dumesny

4. James Thompson

5. Troy Little

6. Jackson Delamont

7. Toby Bellbowen

8. Matt Smith

9. Garry Brazier

10. Grant Anderson

11. Sam Walsh

12. Matt Dumesny

13. Grant Tunks

14. Jay Waugh

15. Brian Czuczi

16. Peter Bourke

17. Warren Ferguson DNF

18. Ben Atkinson DNF

19. Kelly Linigen DNF

20. Jordyn Brazier DNF

21. Robbie Farr DNF

22. Michael Jordan DNF

23. Danny Reidy DNF

24. Matt Thomas DNF

Disappointment came in the form of Danny Reidy developing a vibration in the #5 Desert Palms Resort Maxim that saw him withdraw from the main event early and relinquish valuable USC Chase points.

The Legend Car main event saw Reagan Angel score his fifth victory in a row and defeat arch rival James Duckworth (who himself is a Legend Car powerhouse and won the previous weekend’s main event at Toowoomba) in second place and the ever consistent Robbie Rawlings in third.

Glen Philpott was typically consistent for fourth, Glen Arnold fifth, Hayden Pascoe sixth, Nathan Camilleri seventh, Jake Griffin eighth, Braydan Willmington ninth and Brett Mitchell tenth.

1. Reagan Angel

2. James Duckworth

3. Robbie Rawlings

4. Glen Arnold

5. Hayden Pascoe

6. Nathan Camilleri

7. Jake Griffin

8. Braydan Willmington

9. Brett Mitchell

10. Linden Martin

11. Steve McLintock

12. Dan Morris

13. Brad Rawlings

14. Stuart Bond

15. Scott Keane

16. Warren Maybury

17. Scott Sullivan

18. Aaron Chippendale

19. Jim McCabe

20. Jess Cassidy

21. Troy Bolton

22. Clint McKenzie

23. Greg Morris

The final round of the USC Chase is this Saturday, April 16 at Valvoline Raceway.

 

 

AHG Series SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2016

IN his first ever race at the Perth Motorplex, Victorian Tim Van Ginneken claimed the WA Sprintcar Championship on Saturday night from Jamie Maiolo and Daryl Clayden.

After only winning his first 410ci sprintcar feature race on the east coast only a few weeks earlier, Van Ginneken flew to WA to drive the W56 owned by Steve Crabbe from Mandurah.

He started from P3 for the 30-lap final that was scheduled earlier in the show than usual after the threat of rain.

Corey Hunter and Jason Pryde were the first casualties, out in the first lap after they came together when the field bunched up in front of them and they had nowhere to go.

Carl Dowling started on pole after he set quick time at the start of the night and also claimed a win in the heats.

Shaun Bradford started alongside Dowling for the main event after he also won a heat race.

Unfortunately for Bradford he struggled to get away on the start and fell back very quickly.

Jason Kendrick, who started P11, spun to the infield in high-speed fashion to avoid the carnage in front of him.

He managed to continue, albeit from the rear, on the restart.

Trent Pigdon, who was in his first drive in the Diamond Bay Motorsport W26, also headed infield as the field regrouped.

Ryan Farrell went into the fence in turn two on lap eight and as he tried to pull down to the infield and out of harm’s way, he was collected by Mitchell Wormall on the back straight.

Farrell then threw his steering wheel at Cameron Gessner who was rolling around in third.

Lee Redmond forced another restart with 10 laps remaining after he spun the #13, his first drive for the Wormall team.

Shaun Bradford attempted a massive slide job in pits bend soon afterwards but came up against slower cars that saw quite a few hit and damaged.

Dowling, who was still in a podium position, headed infield before the field raced away again.

Gessner was also out of the show after blowing a left-rear tyre with nine to go.

Ben Ellement was on a charge and back up to second, challenging Van Ginneken for the lead when he went into the fence hard, flipped and was out of the contest.

Jamie Maiolo, who started from P9, dug deep in the latter stages and crossed the line only 0.955 of a second behind Van Ginneken.

Clayden, who started from P12, did well to claim a podium position.

Callum Williamson put in a wormanlike effort, starting from P25 to get his way to fourth.

Taylor Milling started P8 and finished fifth, ahead of Aldo De Paoli (started from P24), Troy Lawson (from P19), Redmond and Scott Chatwin.

Jacob Lucas didn’t even make it past the heats, pulling a massive wheelstand and as the care came back down, flipped violently.

Qualifying: Carl Dowling 12.942, Tim Van Ginneken 13.166, Shaun Bradford 13.169, David Priolo 13.188, Cameron Gessner 13.249, Ryan Farrell 13.271, Brad Maiolo 13.300, Taylor Milling 13.327, Trent Pigdon 13.343, Ben Ellement 13.364, Jason Kendrick 13.368, Jamie Maiolo 13.403, Daryl Clayden 13.424, Mitchell Wormall 13.470, Scott Chatwin 13.507, Corey Hunter 13.526, Lee Redmond 13.537, Kye Scroop 13.538, Lee Nash 13.545, Jason Pryde 13.568, Andrew Priolo 13.585, Troy Lawson 13.624, Aldo De Paoli 13.676, James Inglis 13.687, Jacob Lucas 13.698 and Callum Williamson 13.704.

Heat 1: 1st Carl Dowling, 2nd Ben Ellement, 3rd Brad Maiolo, 4th Lee Nash, 5th Daryl Clayden, 6th Troy Lawson, 7th Corey Hunter. DNF: David Priolo and Jacob Lucas.

Heat 2: 1st Cameron Gessner, 2nd Tim Van Ginneken, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Taylor Milling, 5th Mitchell Wormall, 6th Jason Pryde, 7th Callum Williamson, 8th Aldo De Paoli, 9th Lee Redmond.

Heat 3: 1st Shaun Bradford, 2nd Jamie Maiolo, 3rd Kye Scroop, 4th Trent Pigdon, 5th Ryan Farrell, 6th Scott Chatwin, 7th James Inglis, 8th Andrew Priolo.

Final: 1st Tim Van Ginneken, 2nd Jamie Maiolo, 3rd Daryl Clayden, 4th Callum Williamson, 5th Taylor Milling, 6th Aldo De Paoli, 7th Troy Lawson, 8th Lee Redmond, 9th Scott Chatwin. DNF: Andrew Priolo, Kye Scroop, Ben Ellement, Cameron Gessner, Shaun Bradford, David Priolo, Lee Nash, Carl Dowling, James Inglis, Jason Kendrick, Mitchell Wormall, Ryan Farrell, Bradley Maiolo, Trent Pigdon, Jason Pryde and Corey Hunter.

 

 

Long Victorious in Sprint Series of Oklahoma Red River Event!

Wichita Falls, Texas – April 3, 2016 - Brandon Long utilized his outside, front row starting position to his advantage as he took the lead at the start and never looked back in claiming the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver feature Sunday evening at Red River Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas.

John Kelly started on the pole for the twenty-five lap feature but it was Long taking the lead as the green flag fell. Touring regular Chris Kelly, aboard the Anthony’s Family Clinic sponsored, #32k Triple X chassis, worked his way from his third starting position to finish second while thirteenth starting Logan Scherb came home third. Eleventh starting Chad Koch worked his way to a fourth place finish while J. Kelly rounded out the top five.

The next event for the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver sprint series will feature two races at two different Oklahoma venues. It all kicks off on Friday night, April 15, at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Oklahoma as the tour will be part of the tracks “Fast Friday” series. Then on Saturday night the tour will load up and head northwest to the beautiful Longdale Speedway in Longdale, Oklahoma where they will meet the United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS) in a co-sanctioned event at the Jessie Hoskins owned, three-eighths mile oval.

Sprint Series of Oklahoma

Red River Speedway/Wichita Falls, Texas

April 3, 2016

19 Cars

1st Heat: 1) Chris Kelley, 2) Andy Shouse, 3) John James, 4) Gary Kelley, 5) Shayla Waddell, 6) Chip Graham,

2nd Heat: 1) John Kelly, 2) Steven Elliott, 3) Martin Edwards, 4) Chad Koch, 5) Bob Odom, 6) Chad Wilson

3rd Heat: 1) Brandon Long, 2) Sterling Hoff, 3) Loyd Clevenger, 4) Ty Williams, 5) Chase Parson, 6) Logan Schreb

A Feature: 1) Brandon Long, 2) Chris Kelly, 3) Logan Scherb, 4) Chad Koch, 5) John Kelly, 6) Ty Williams, 7) Sterling Hoff, 8) Shayla Waddell, 9) Chase Parson, 10) Jerry Jumper, 11) Andy Shouse, 12) Chip Graham, 13) Loyd Clevenger, 14) Martin Edwards, 15) John James, 16) Chad Wilson, 17) Steven Elliott, 18) Gary Kelley, 19) Bob Odom

Lap Leaders: Long 1-25

 

 

St. Francois County Raceway Opening Night Race Recap, 4-2-2016.

It’s been a long and tiring winter, but we were very excited to finally kick off our 2016 Season here at The Fastest Bullring in Missouri! 79 awesome race cars and Thousands of amazing fans came out to brave the strong winds and chilly temps. NASCAR Veteran Kenny Wallace and ASCS National Sprint driver Brad Loyet were a couple of those drivers who came to try out the new track surface.

SuperStreet Driver David Baker (00) started the year off right, picking up the checkers in heat race #1 and later racing his way to his first ever victory lane celebration at SFCR! Heat 1 had the 99 car of Chuck Adams coming in 2nd behind Baker, followed by 81H Mike Hurst, 5B Mike Williams, and the 44R of Ricky McCullough. The 71 of Joe Merritt won the 2nd Heat race, followed by the 94 of Jason Neel, 45 Marshall Yount, 32 Robert Hicks, and 21w Brad Callahan. Baker’s Feature Win victory lane celebration was an exciting and well deserved moment for him and the crew. He was followed across the finish line by Jason Neel, Joe Merritt, Chuck Adams, and Marshall Yount.

In the A-Modified division, Jeff Asher (56) started the year off with a strong showing, picking up his Heat Race(1) win over Brent Thompson(18), Danny Resinger(15), Kasey Nations(26), and Kenny Wallace(36). Heat Race #2 was won by the 25S of Greg Swaringim, followed by team mate Tim Nash(7), Billy Smith(14), Terry Johnson(32J), and Bobby Burrows(99). Heat Race #3 saw Chase Copeland(110) carrying the checkers, ahead of Tim Radford(10R), Bobby Despain(227), Chuck Huff(47), and Dean Resinger(51). Tim Nash won the A-Mod Dash, with Swaringim finishing 2nd, Radford 3rd, Thompson 4th, Copeland 5th, and Jeff Asher lost a bolt in the throttle linkage causing him to forfeit that race early. Keeping with the 1&2 Finishes all night, Greg Swaringim picked up the feature win with Tim Nash 2nd, Brent Thompson 3rd, Kenny Wallace 4th, and Kasey Nations 5th.

In the 410 Winged Sprint Car Division, Andy McElhannon (#42) of Nesbit Mississippi picked up the win in Heat Race #1, followed by the 72 of Kevin Petty, 7c Joe B. Miller, 79J Jacob Patton, and 16G Scottie Gretzmacher. Heat Race #2 was won by Sunset Hills, MO driver Brad Loyet (o5), followed by the Montgomery Brothers Joey (12x) finishing 2nd and Timmy (32) finishing 3rd, Kent Buckley(87) 4th, and Kasey Burch(20) finishing 5th. Heat Race 3 had Farmington’s Tommy Worley Jr(97) picking up the win, followed by Jimmy Bridgeman(14T), Ryan Kempin(2K), Robbie Standridge(22), and Adam Parmely(21P). Worley won the dash, followed by Loyet, McElhannon, Joey Montgomery, Kevin Petty, and Jimmy Bridgeman had a last lap mishap due to a broken shock mount and turned his racecar over after leading the whole race. The B-main had 9 cars line up for one more shot at making the show. Jeff Wurst(88) won the B, followed by Dustin Adams(3), John Epperson(606), Joey Boyd(67), and Tim Taylor(99). Brad Loyet found the fast line around the new surface and raced his way to the winners circle in the A-Main, followed by Worley, McElhannon, Kempin, and Gretzmacher.

In the B-Modified Division, Dusty Homan(10) picked up the first heat race win over team mate Shane Blair(1), Jeremy Welborn(27W), Mark Crady(70), and Colby Benson(10B). Heat Race #2 went to Kyle Jarrett(10X), followed by Chuck Adams(99), Darryll Dickerson(44), Scott Winters(67), and Aaron Canterberry(19C). Heat Race #3 saw Kodi Savage(13) carrying the checkers, winning over Scott Jarrett(4M), Eric Sarakas(2), Clint Ladd(56), and Rob Umfleet(57). Homan parked it in victory lane winning the feature over Blair, Savage, Adams, and Kyle Jarrett.

Full results can be found on our website, www.sfcraceway.com.

We congratulate all the winners, and we thank each and every one of you for coming out and supporting our opening night! Thank you to all of our locals and regular drivers, and thank you also to the travelers who came to race with us. Thank you FANS!!! McElhannon, Wallace, Loyet, Thank You guys for coming, we appreciate you all! We’re looking forward to a fantastic year here at SFCR!

Next up, Saturday April 9th! Gates open at 4! Come early and see who’s cars are on display this week!! Also “Like” us on Facebook, and Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SFCRaceway for any upcoming news!!

 

 

 

Richard Out Duels Jace as Vander Weerd’s Battle During Keller Auto Speedway Opener

(Hanford, CA)- Saturday night in Hanford, CA, Richard and Jace Vander Weerd put on a battle for the ages as the two brothers went toe-to-toe during a thrilling five lap battle that ended with Richard Vander Weerd scoring the victory as he shared victory lane with Mike Schott, Bobby Hogge, and Ron Hurt during Keller Auto Speedway’s 2016 season opener.

The USAC West Coast 360 Series feature event saw Visalia, CA driver, Jace Vander Weerd lead the field to green, but an opening lap tangle behind him would slow the race and alter the starting line up.

When the race came to life, J. Vander Weerd was hard on the throttle and jumped out to the early lead as he worked around a tricky Keller Auto Speedway surface that greeted the competitors on this night.

Fending off challenges from Tristan Guardino, Trey Marcham, and a hard charging Austin Liggett, Vander Weerd would soon feel pressure in a familiar foe.

Moving into the second spot, Richard Vander Weerd began challenging Jace, and the final five laps of the feature event would see the duo run side by side, as they swapped the top spot lap after lap.

On the white flag lap, Richard Vander Weerd would get into the lead and create some space, but Jace made it interesting coming to the checkered, but it was Richard getting the edge as he claimed the feature event win. Jace Vander Weerd would finish second, Marcham, DJ Johnson, Kyle Smith, Max Adams, Ryan Timmons, Guardino, Jeff Sibley, and Cody Majors would round out the Top-10.

Early in the night it was Brody Roa kicking the action off by earning quick time honors with heat race wins going to Liggett, Danny Faria, and Ricky Kirkbride.

The Racesaver 305 feature was picked up by Mike Schott, as he withstood multiple cautions and stoppages that hampered the class much of the night. Though hampered with multiple restarts, Schott did not let it get to him as he was able to pick up the win over Vaughn Schott, Matthew Moles, George Tristao, and Cole Danell.

Bobby Hogge picked up where he left off in 2015, as he backed his Dirt Nationals triumph in October with an IMCA Modified win on Saturday night over Cody Laneu and Duane Cleveland.

Ron Hurt was dominant during the IMCA Stock Car feature as he bested Troy Patee, Loren DeArmond, Dave Bauer, and Mike Hill.

ON TAP- The Keller Auto Speedway will take this weekend off before the action picks back up on April 16th with the King of Kings 360 season opener as they will be joined by the IMCA Modifieds, and the IMCA Sport Mods.

STAY CONNECTED- Stay up to speed with all things Keller Auto Speedway by visiting the website at www.kellerautospeedway.com, by following us on Twitter @KellerAutoSpeed, or by liking us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KingsSpeedwayOfficialSite. The Keller Auto Speedway is located at 801 10th Ave Hanford, CA 93230.

 

 

Chris Martin Dominates Sprint Invaders Opener at 34 Raceway!

(Bill W) April 3, 2016 – Eighteen-year-old Chris Martin picked up his second career Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders event Sunday night at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. The Ankeny, Iowa driver led all 25 laps on his way to his first career victory at the 3/8-mile oval.

While Martin shot out to an early lead from his starting spot on the pole of the main event, there was plenty of action behind him. Harold Pohren ran a strong second the first five circuits. At that point, Cody Wehrle would spin inside of turn two bringing the caution flag. On the restart, John Schulz shot from fourth to the runner-up position and began his pursuit of Martin.

Martin pulled away, however, and was in dense traffic when Josh Schneiderman came to a stop with ten laps down. The restart saw Martin leading Schulz, Jake Blackhurst and Pohren back to green.

Martin was smooth on both ends and shot away from the field when the green flew again. He avoided disaster after contact with the lapped car of Ryan Jamison at one point. Dave Getchell would tag the wall with six laps to go, bringing a final caution. Martin was masterful, while the lead four would stay the same the last six laps, with Jamie Ball completing the top five. Jordan Goldesberry, Jarrod Schneiderman, Wehrle, Nate Van Haaften and Jon Agan would round out the top ten.

“Dennis (Moore Jr.) and Brett really had me hooked up,” said Martin of his win. “They worked their butts off all night. The had the car perfect for me. It was on rails on night. Traffic got tricky at times. It was dusty and hard to see at times. There were cars racing each other, so I had to make my moves as clean as possible.”

The Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders next event will be held in conjunction with the NSL Show-Me Region at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa on Friday, April 8. For more information on the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com!

Results

Shottenkirk.com A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (1) 2. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (6) 3. 25, Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL (8) 4. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (2) 5. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (3) 6. 14P, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (10) 7. 3G, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (7) 8. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (14) 9. 33, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (5) 10. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (18) 11. 69, Justin Buchholz, Davenport, IA (11) 12. 83x, Damian Getchell, Sperry, IA (12) 13. 59, Jacob Glasgow, West Burlington, IA (13) 14. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (20) 15. 75, Broc Elliott, California, MO (15) 16. 10T, Tim Moore, Rock Island, IL (16) 17. 83, Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA (4) 18. 49, Josh Scheiderman, West Burlington, IA (9) 19. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (17) 20. 17, Shane Quam, Gladstone, IL (19) 21. 58, Andy Krieger, Burlington, IA (21) 22. 09, Andrew Genkinger, Mt. Pleasant, IA (22). Lap Leader: Martin 1-25. KSE Hard-charger: Agan.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), 8 laps, top two to Dash: 1. Nate Van Haaften (2) 2. Harold Pohren (6) 3. Jarrod Schneiderman (8) 4. Jordan Goldesberry (3) 5. Jacob Glasgow (1) 6. Tim Moore (7) 7. Shane Quam (5) 8. Ryan Jamison (4)

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started), 8 laps, top two to Dash: 1. Jamie Ball (4) 2. Dave Getchell (2) 3. Jake Blackhurst (6) 4. Justin Buchholz (3) 5. Cody Wehrle (5) 6. Rob Weuve (7) 7. Jon Agan (1)

Fraise Mowersports Heat three (started), 8 laps, top two to Dash: 1. Chris Martin (6) 2. John Schulz (5) 3. Josh Schneiderman (1) 4. Damian Getchell (4) 5. Broc Elliott (3) 6. Andrew Genkinger (5) DNS – Andy Krieger

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. John Schulz (2) 2. Chris Martin (1) 3. Harold Pohren (3) 4. Jamie Ball (4) 5. Dave Getchell (5) DNS – Nate Van Haaften

Contingencies

Weld – Josh Schneiderman

Saldana Racing Products – Jacob Glasgow

Kreitz Oval Track Parts – Andy Krieger

 

 

Starks Storms to Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series Win

4/2/16 Yakima, WA – The thunder and lightning were on the track, not in the sky as a beautiful Yakima Valley day helped provide picturesque conditions for night two of the Yakima Valley Sprintcar Challenge at Central Washington State Fair Raceway. When the dust settled, Trey Starks emerged with a fatter bank account after pocketing $3,200 in payout and bonuses. Starting in the fifth position, Starks moved quickly to the top of the raceway in turn one and two and raced his way to third. Exploring the bottom of turns three and four, the Puyallup, WA driver dispatched of polesitter Michael Bollinger for second and set his sights on running down early leader Steve Vague, who was setting a torrid pace. Vague saw his near straightaway lead evaporate slowly as Starks charged forward. Trey used a groove half a car lower than Vague in te first couple of turns to pull alongside down the back straightaway on lap 15, then pulled past him coming out of four to take the lead. With slower traffic looming, Vague would pull even with Starks again on both lap sixteen and seventeen amongst the slower cars, but Starks was too strong and held off the challenge and asserted his lead as the pair hit clean air. A few laps later, Jason Solwold would clear Vague and take his shot at capturing Starks but it was not to be as Trey collected his first STSS win of 2016. Solwold settled for second after starting eighth with JJ Hickle taking third. Solwold was fast time with a lap of 16.190. Heat winners were Henry Van Dam, Joe Ramaker, Jared Peterson and Robbie Price. As was the case at the 2015 event, the Washington Modified Tour tried to steal the show with their ultra entertaining 25 lap main. Jesse Williamson set out to a large early advantage as Mark Carrell worked his way through to the pack and began reeling in your race leader. Williamson rode the rim while Carrell worked his way patiently around the inside groove, cutting into the advantage by about a tenth of a second per lap. At the lap 15 mark, Carrell pulled even with Williamson in turn two and for the following two laps would go door panel to door panel with the race leader, passing him for the lead coming out of turn two on lap 18. It was not to be however, as a stopped car on the back straight away caused a caution before Carrell could complete the lap, giving Williamson the lead back for a Delaware style restart. Knowing Carrell would be coming strong on the inside, Williamson move down to the bottom of the first corner to block him, allowing Jason Beaulieu a clear path in the outside groove. The Canadian hot shot took full advantage passing Williamson around the outside of turn two. Carrell would pass Williamson shortly thereafter and again set sail for the leader, closing the gap on Beaulieu in an attempt to take the lead one more time. As the white flag flew, Carrell pulled even with Beaulieu out of two, but Beaulieu had superior drive off the corner and slammed the door shut on Carrell off the final corner to score his first win with the Washington Modified Tour as well as his first win in alomsot two and a half years. Carrell settled for a hard fought second with Williamson settling for third. Beaulieu, Carrell, Williamson and Don Jenner were the heat winners.

WASHINGTON MODIFIED TOUR HEAT 1: Jason Beaulieu, Scott Winebarger, Don Martin, Andy Miller HEAT 2: Mark Carrell, Collen Winebarger, Matt Jenner, Grey Ferrando HEAT 3: Don Jenner, Monte Bischoff, Danny O’Neil, Brett James HEAT 4: Jesse Williamson, Jerry Schram, Blair Shoemaker, Kyle Yeack B MAIN: Craig Hanson, Lawrence O’Conner, Chris Beaulieu, John Campos, Morgan Criswell, BJ Wild, Jeremy Martin, Brandon Potter, Jeff Lovell, James Wolford, Kyler Moore, Sam Carlisle, Aaron Weston, Brian Harding, Branden Nutter, Louis Nutter Sr., Thomas Warner, Mike Knox, Tiana Berkeley A MAIN: Jason Beaulieu, Mark Carrell, Jesse Williamson, Collen Winebarger, Chris Beaulieu, Don Jenner, Blair Shoemaker, Brett James, Kyle Yeack, Lawrence O’Conner, Don Martin, Jerry Schram, Danny O’Neil, Craig Hanson, Grey Ferrando, Andy Miller, Monte Bischoff, Matt Jenner, John Campos, Scott Winebarger LAP LEADERS: Jesse Williamson 1 – 17, Jason Beaulieu 18 - 25

SUMMER THUNDER SPRINT SERIES FAST TIME: Jason Solwold 16.190 HEAT 1: Henry Van Dam, Jason Solwold, Rob Lindsey, Steve Vague HEAT 2: Joe Ramaker, Justin Youngquist, Travis Jacobson, JJ Hickle HEAT 3: Jared Peterson, Trey Starks, Lance Sargeant, Michael Bollinger HEAT 4: Robbie Price, Colton Heath, Cam Smith, Jake Helsel A MAIN: Trey Starks, Jason Solwold, JJ Hickle, Travis Jacobson, Steve Vague, Robbie Price, Jared Peterson, Joe Ramaker, Justin Youngquist, Henry Van Dam, Bricen James, Rob Lindsey, Steve Reeves, Cam Smith, Colton Heath, Lance Sargent, Luke Didiuk, Michael Bollinger, Bud Ashe LAP LEADERS: Steve Vague 1 – 15, Trey Starks 16 - 30

 

 

McDougal Captures Victory in Turnpike Challenge Finale

Tulsa, OK - Jason McDougal relentlessly battled with Tanner Thorson before claiming his first Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series victory for the final night of the Turnpike Challenge at Port City Raceway. McDougal came from inside the fifth row of the POWRi West Midget Series co-sanctioned event.

Leading the field to green, Logan Seavey would start from the pole position with Tanner Thorson to his outside. Heading into turn one, Thorson would take the lead with Seavey in tow. On lap three, Justin Peck would work into the mix and slide for second just as the caution would fly for Seavey atop turn two. Returning to green flag racing, Thorson would power off with Peck close behind, only for the yellow to fly again two laps later for Holly Shelton on the front stretch.

Coming back to green, Thorson and Peck would both take to the high side as Jonathan Beason made his way into the top three. On lap 11, Beason would move past Peck, sliding for second entering turn one and taking the position off turn two. As Beason looked to be catching Thorson, the yellow would fly for Austin Shores caught on the berm in turns one and two. Returning to racing, Thorson would take off with Beason in striking distance only for the yellow to come back out for Tucker Klaasmeyer and Harli White in turn two.

With Thorson out front, Jason McDougal would apply pressure right from the restart on Beason, taking the second position off four while Andrew Felker pressured Beason for third, eventually taking the position off turn four, as well. On lap 15, Harli White would bring out another caution as her machine sat disabled on the back stretch with a broken front end.

McDougal would be in prime position to strike for the lead with the field bunched back up. Returning to racing, McDougal would catfish the bottom side of the 1/8th mile Port City oval as Thorson rode the rim. Right before the duo entered lap traffic, McDougal would make his move and power into the lead off turn four, as the stands erupted with cheers for the hometown driver. While the drivers worked traffic, McDougal would lose the lead on lap 31, relinquishing the position back to Thorson.

On lap 35 Austin Brown would slow off turn four bringing out the caution. McDougal would again be in a prime position to strike and coming back to green he would pressure for the lead as Felker stayed close to the two drivers. On lap 38 Holly Shelton would loop it on the berm in turn two, bringing out the final caution of the evening, creating a two lap shootout to the finish. Thorson would lead the field to green, only for McDougal to dig deep and slide for the lead entering turn three to take the lead off turn four. Heading into one, both drivers would dive to the bottom side as McDougal worked to protect the position. Going into three and four for the final time, contact was made, but it wasn't enough to keep McDougal out of victory lane in front of the hometown crowd. Tanner Thorson would bring home second as Andrew Felker rounded out the podium. Justin Peck would improve one position from the night before, bringing home fourth, while Zach Daum finished out the top five after starting 13th.

"That took everything I had to hold him off," said first place finisher Jason McDougal. "I'm speechless. I'd been struggling coming off three and four, so I knew I couldn't fully commit, but I knew I was going to throw it. This is amazing, doing it in my hometown and to have everyone here supporting us to do this."

"That was one hell of a racetrack," Tanner Thorson said. "This promoter puts on an awesome race. Congratulations to Jason McDougal. I tried my hardest to get by him and it didn't work. This is his track. He deserves this."

"We had a good car," explained Andrew Felker. "Early we were picking them off in a hurry and then Jason drove by us like we were stupid. He had the car of the field. He was flying down on the bottom early. I knew the slider was going to be interesting on the last lap, but I just wasn't close enough to capitalize on it. Standing on the podium is not a bad way to end the night." Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 67K - Holly Shelton, Heat 2: 8J - Jonathan Beason, Heat 3: 5X - Justin Peck, Heat 4: 5D - Zach Daum, Heat 5: 8 - Alex Sewell, Heat 6: 27 - Tucker Klaasmeyer, Heat 7: 11A - Andrew Felker

C Main Winner: 7M - Chance Morton

Semi Feature Winners: 93 - Dustin Morgan, 97 - Spencer Bayston

Great Clips Feature Winner: 73 - Jason McDougal

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Feature Results (40 laps): 1. 73 - Jason McDougal 2. 67 - Tanner Thorson 3. 11A - Andrew Felker 4. 5X - Justin Peck 5. 5D - Zach Daum 6. 97 - Spencer Bayston 7. 17E - Blake Edwards 8. 8X - Austin Shores 9. 11H - Chase Hill 10. 8J - Jonathan Beason 11. 17 - Logan Seavey 12. 67K - Holly Shelton 13. 71K - Carson Macedo 14. 14B - Kevin Bayer 15. 71 - Ryan Robinson 16. 1K - Brayton Lynch 17. 98 - Clinton Boyles 18. 93 - Dustin Morgan 19. 7 - Austin Brown 20. 4M - Michelle Decker 21. 8 - Alex Sewell 22. 27 - Tucker Klaasmeyer 23. 17W - Harli White 24. 3N - Jake Neuman

For more information, visit www.powri.com.

 

 

Herbert Hangs on to Win DCRP Season Opener!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (April 2, 2016) – Hometown shoe Brian Herbert caught a timely late caution to hang on to the win in Saturday night’s season-opening 20-lap Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car feature atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval.

While Herbert captured his first DCRP feature win since May of 2013, Cody Gearhart made a late move to snare IMCA Modified honors, Dakota Sproul took IMCA Sport Modified honors in the closing stages, Tyler Tipton topped the IMCA Stock Cars and Iowa’s Shannon Anderson bested the IMCA Hobby Stocks.

In the DCRP Sprint Car feature, Herbert gunned into the lead at the outset from the pole position and led all 20 laps aboard the Myers Racing Engines No. 97 entry.

But, if not for a caution with just four laps to go, the victory may have slipped from Herbert’s grasp.

“That track wore me out,” Herbert commented. “That caution really saved me, without that I might have ended up fifth or something like that.”

Herbert paced the field with ease in the early going, weathering a pair of cautions four laps into the going. Soon after the midway point though, Tyler Knight began reeling in the leader while Jake Bubak worked past Mike Peters for third by the 15th round.

With Knight all over Herbert for the point, Bubak challenged Knight on the inside for second exiting turn two on the 17th round only to spin after contact. Bubak was done for the night.

Given a quick breather with four laps to go, Herbert raced on to the checkered flag ahead of Knight with Peters, Taylor Velasquez and Steven Richardson rounding out the top five. Defending track champion Luke Cranston was sixth with Ray Seemann, Tracey Hill, Zach Blurton and Ty Williams completing the top ten.

In IMCA Modified action, Turpin, Oklahoma’s Cody Gearhart squeezed by race-long leader Beau Davis on the 17th circuit to capture his first DCRP victory since June of 2013.

“That really was a tale of two races,” Gearhart said in victory lane after the 20-lapper. “I was getting passed at one point, then things all worked out.”

Gearhart spent the early portion of the race chasing Davis, who gunned into the lead from the front row outside.

Gearhart briefly fell back a spot when William Nusser battled by to claim second at the midway point. Nusser looped it the next time around in turn four, collecting fourth-runner Cole Traugott in the process.

Back up to second, Gearhart kept the pressure on Davis and capitalized when the leader bobbled in turns thee and four on the 16th lap. With the bobble, Gearhart was able to pull alongside and then motored ahead through turns one and two.

Gearhart took the checkered flag ahead of Nick Link, who edged Davis at the line for runner-up honors. Ryan Heger and 13th-starter Brendon Gemmill rounded out the top five.

In the 15-lap IMCA Sport Modified feature event, Dakota Sproul of Ellis, KS, battled past Kevin Tabor on the 12th round to become the 14th different Spot Mod winner in as many races at DCRP dating back to the 2014 season finale.

While Tabor led the way from the pole starting position, Sproul worked his way forward from the eighth starting position. Sproul needed just a half dozen laps to climb to third before taking second from Austin Walker on the eighth lap.

Four laps later, Sproul raced by Tabor and went to post his second career feature win. Tabor settled for second with three-time and reigning track champion Jeff Kaup picking off a pair of positions late to round out the podium in third. Walker and Tristen Barton rounded out the top five.

Weskan, KS, shoe Tyler Tipton battled into the lead on the third round and led the rest of the way in the 15-lapper to take IMCA Stock Car honors.

Kyle Pfeifer outgunned Tipton for the early lead only to have Tipton race back by to take command on the third lap. Tipton paced the field the rest of the way to secure the win ahead of Pfeifer, defending track champion Michael Pepper, Angel Munoz and Dusty Witthuhn.

Shannon Anderson made the trip from Des Moines, IA, worth it by racing to victory lane in the 15-lap IMCA Hobby Stock main event.

After starting fourth, Anderson raced by Will Bauer on the second lap and then held off a late charge from Matt O’Hair to take the victory by less than two car-lengths. Reagan Sellard chased Anderson and O’Hair to the line with Tobby Schield and Bryan Habiger rounding out the top five.

Action continues at Dodge City Raceway Park next Saturday night, April 9, with the $1,200-to-win Fourth Annual Modified Stampede with DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Sport Modifieds and IMCA Hobby Stocks in action as well.

Dodge City Raceway Park – 2016 Season Opener

April 2 Results:

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 2. 72-Ray Seemann, 3. 0-Steven Richardson, 4. 20-Luke Cranston, 5. 911-Ty Williams, 6. 10-Jordan Knight, 7. 1x-Cody Lampe, 8. 6-Kaden Taylor, 9. 2-James Riner.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 11k-Tyler Knight, 2. 33-Koby Walters, 3. 49x-Mike Peters, 4. 2j-Zach Blurton, 5. 11-Keefe Hemel, 6. E85-Kade Hagans, 7. 49-Kris Moore, 8. 7r-Beau Ricke, 9. 17x-Craig Jecha.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 9x-Jake Bubak, 2. 28-Tracey Hill, 3. 97-Brian Herbert, 4. 33x-Kris Miller, 5. 112-Richie Dewell, 6. 30c-Barry Crane, 7. 18-Brandon Sprott, 8. 3-Ryan Walters. DNS: 20J-Brandy Jones.

“B” Main (8 Laps): 1. E85-Kade Hagans, 2. 49-Kris Moore, 3. 30c-Barry Crane, 4. 10-Jordan Knight, 5. 7r-Beau Ricke, 6. 20J-Brandy Jones, 7. 17x-Craig Jecha, 8. 6-Kaden Taylor, 9. 2-James Riner, 10. 3-Ryan Walters, 11. 18-Brandon Sprott.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 97-Brian Herbert, 2. 11k-Tyler Knight, 3. 49x-Mike Peters, 4. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 5. 0-Steven Richardson, 6. 20-Luke Cranston, 7. 72-Ray Seemann, 8. 28-Tracey Hill, 9. 2j-Zach Blurton, 10. 911-Ty Williams, 11. 33x-Kris Miller, 12. 1x-Cody Lampe, 13. 11-Keefe Hemel, 14. 30c-Barry Crane, 15. 10-Jordan Knight, 16. 9x-Jake Bubak, 17. 49-Kris Moore, 18. 112-Richie Dewell, 19. 33-Koby Walters, 20. E85-Kade Hagans.

IMCA Modifieds:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 01x-Beau Davis, 2. 9-Cole Traugott, 3. 05-Rick Taylor, 4. 25-Kale Beavers, 5. 1m-Cody Gearhart, 6. 22T-Trent Gray, 7. G3-Brendon Gemmill, 8. 01-Jesse Smith, 9. 16-Kevin Gray, 10. 3c-Casey Jo Gemmill.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 1n-Nick Link, 2. 7n-William Nusser, 3. 3h-Ryan Heger, 4. 25b-Tom Beavers, 5. 57-Joel Lane, 6. 2L-Tracy Link, 7. 44-Mike Lunow, 8. 7-Clay Money, 9. 88j-Jack Kirchoff, 10. 75-Randle McRoberts.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 1m-Cody Gearhart, 2. 1n-Nick Link, 3. 01x-Beau Davis, 4. 3h-Ryan Heger, 5. G3-Brendon Gemmill, 6. 57-Joel Lane, 7. 44-Mike Lunow, 8. 25-Kale Beavers, 9. 7-Clay Money, 10. 01-Jesse Smith, 11. 05-Rick Taylor, 12. 25b-Tom Beavers, 13. 3c-Casey Jo Gemmill, 14. 16-Kevin Gray, 15. 22T-Trent Gray, 16. 88j-Jack Kirchoff, 17. 2L-Tracy Link, 18. 7n-William Nusser, 19. 9-Cole Traugott. DNS: 75-Randle McRoberts.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 8-Brian May, 2. 44-Austin Walker, 3. 81T-Tristen Barton, 4. 3m-Eric Munoz, 5. 57-Tanner Brunson, 6. 10T-Toby Witthuhn, 7. 10-Alex Wiens.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 92-Jeff Kaup, 2. 08-Dakota Sproul, 3. 56m-Mike Appel, 4. 18-Kyle Wiens, 5. 12-Kevin Tabor, 6. 3s-Adam Stenzel.

“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 08-Dakota Sproul, 2. 12-Kevin Tabor, 3. 92-Jeff Kaup, 4. 44-Austin Walker, 5. 81T-Tristen Barton, 6. 8-Brian May, 7. 56m-Mike Appel, 8. 18-Kyle Wiens, 9. 10T-Toby Witthuhn, 10. 3s-Adam Stenzel, 11. 57-Tanner Brunson, 12. 10-Alex Wiens. DNS: 3s-Adam Stenzel.

IMCA Stock Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 17m-Shannon Maughlin, 2. 2x-Trevor Schmidt, 3. 16-Aaron Gray, 4. 01w-Bruce Plumisto, 5. 95-Tyler Tipton, 6. 19-Brett Copeland, 7. 97x-Ondre Rexford, 8. 52T-Travis Baird.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 22-Michael Pepper, 2. 2m-Angel Munoz, 3. 54p-Kyle Pfeifer, 4. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 5. 51w-Barrett Wagoner, 6. 33-Marlin Hogie, 7. 57-Josh Crombie, 8. 3-Chris Oliver.

“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 95-Tyler Tipton, 2. 54p-Kyle Pfeifer, 3. 22-Michael Pepper, 4. 2m-Angel Munoz, 5. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 6. 16-Aaron Gray, 7. 01w-Bruce Plumisto, 8. 17m-Shannon Maughlin, 9. 51w-Barrett Wagoner, 10. 57-Josh Crombie, 11. 33-Marlin Hogie, 12. 19-Brett Copeland, 13. 3-Chris Oliver, 14. 52T-Travis Baird. DNS: 97x-Ondre Rexford, 2x-Trevor Schmidt.

 

 

Solwold’s Sizzling Speeds Scorch Central Washington State Fair Raceway

4/1/16

Yakima, WA - Jason Solwold played a great April’s Fools Day Joke on the Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series Friday Night, hiding his extreme speed at Central Washington State Fair Raceway until he needed it in the A Main on his way to a victory on night one of the Yakima Valley Sprintcar Challenge.

Starting fifth in the feature, Solwold began his march to the front early, driving his way to third in the early going while the field went through numerous cautions. After passing second place Trey Starks right before a lap seven caution, Jason turned up the heat even higher, blowing past race leader Jared Peterson on lap eight on the inside of turn two to take the lead. From there, Solwold was unstoppable, turning a fast lap of 15.1 seconds around the half mile dirt oval, an average of over 119mph on his way to a margin of victory that was over half the track long. Peterson would capture second with Cam Smith finishing third. For his win, Solwold took home $2,000 in winnings and another $200 in bonuses. Austen Wheatley was the fast qualifier on the night, turning a lap of 14.702 seconds, an average of over 122mph. Wheatley, Smith, Steve Vague and Colton Heath were heat race winners.

The Washington Modified Tour also made its season debut on Friday night, with Jesse Williamson collecting a dominant win. Williamson took the lead from Craig Hanson on lap seven and outside of a few restarts, was never seriously challenged on his way to the win. Collen Winebarger raced from deep in the pack to take second with John Campos coming out on top of a very competitive battle for third. Jerry Schram, Hanson, Grey Ferrando and Kyle Yeack were the heat winners.

Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series Fast Time – Austen Wheatley 14.702 Heat 1 – Austen Wheatley, JJ Hickle, Justin Youngquist, Rob Lindsey, Bud Ashe Heat 2 – Cam Smith, Trey Starks, Travis Jacobson, Bricen James, Lance Sargent Heat 3 – Steve Vague, Jake Helsel, Jared Peterson, Michael Bollinger, Henry Van Dam Heat 4 – Colton Heath, Robbie Price, Jason Solwold, Steve Reeves, Joe Ramaker Main – Jason Solwold, Peterson, Smith, Hickle, Price, Van Dam, Helsel, Ramaker, Reeves, Lindsey, James, Heath, Bollinger, Starks, Wheatley, Sargent, Jacobson, Ashe, Youngquist, Vague Lap Leaders – Peterson 1-7 Solwold 8-25

Washington Modified Tour Heat 1 – Jerry Schram, Jesse Williamson, Mark Carrell, Collen Winebarger, Matt Jenner, Chris Beaulieu, Aaron Weston, Tiana Berkeley Heat 2 – Craig Hanson, Don Martin, Monte Bischoff, Lawrence O’Connor, Jeremy Martin, Don Jenner, Kyler Moore, Andy Miller, Dave Soulek Heat 3 – Grey Ferrando, John Campos, Nick Bessette, Danny O’Neil, James Wolford, Louis Nutter Sr, Tom Warner, Brian Harding, Joey Tanner Heat 4 – Kyle Yeack, Sam Carlisle, Scott Winebarger, Morgan Criswell, Jeff Lovell, Mike Knox Jr, Brett James, Blair Shoemaker B Main – D Jenner, J Martin, Lovell, Beaulieu, Wolford, Shoemaker, James, Knox, Nutter Sr, Weston, Warner, Harding, Berkeley, M Jenner, Nutter, Moore, Soulek A Main – Jesse Williamson, C Winebarger, Campos, Bischoff, D Jenner, O’Connor, Lovell, Yeack, Schram, Criswell, Carlisle, J Martin, Hanson, Bessette, Beaulieu, D Martin, Ferrando, Carrell, S Winebarger, O’Neil Lap Leaders – Hanson 1-6 Williamson 7-25

 

 

Sherrell Takes Career First National Victory at Port City

Tulsa, OK - Matt Sherrell of Owasso, Oklahoma inherited the lead late after starting inside row five and made POWRi history, claiming night one of the Turn Pike Challenge, co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midget Series. Sherrell is the only driver other than Christopher Bell to claim a Turnpike Challenge victory.

Rookie Chase Hill driving the Danny Felker BOSS Chassis entry shared the front row with Tyler Thomas to lead the field to green. Heading into turn one, Thomas would take to the high side and charge into the lead as Tanner Thorson took the second position. On lap three, coming off turn four, Thorson would utilize the bottom to power past Thomas and gain control of the lead. Before lap four could be completed, Carson Macedo would bring out the caution, looping his Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports Toyota-powered Bullet entering turn one, collecting Dustin Morgan, Kevin Bayer, and Cody Brewer.

Coming back to green, Tyler Thomas would mount a challenge entering turn one on the high side of the 1/8th mile Port City Raceway oval while Thorson worked the bottom. Austin Brown entered the picture, creating a battle for second. By lap five, Brown would work past Thomas and into the second position, setting his sights on Thorson. As Brown worked to reel in Thorson, Thorson closed in on lap traffic, allowing Brown to close quicker and apply pressure, all the while as Matt Sherrell worked into the third position. After getting pinned behind lap traffic, Brown would make a dive to the bottom of turn three on a lap machine, only to make contact and spin in turn three, bringing out the yellow.

With 21 laps in the books, Thorson looked dominant leading the field back to green as Matt Sherrell commanded the second position. The action would be stopped on lap 23 as Andrew Felker got upside down in turn three, bringing out the red. Felker would be alright and restart at the tail. Returning to racing, Thorson appeared to have the race all but won, until the rear end locked up aboard his Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports Toyota-powered Bullet entering turn three. Thorson would re-fire and join the tail of the field, as Matt Sherrell inherited the lead on lap 28.

Capitalizing on Thorson's misfortune, Sherrell would dominantly hold off Zach Daum for the final two laps in route to his first career Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series victory. Jason McDougal of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma would round out the podium after starting deep in the 15th position and Tyler Thomas took home fourth. Justin Peck of Monrovia, Indiana completed the top five.

"It feels good," stated a victorious Sherrell. "It feels like it's been a long time coming. We're fast at places and we have a lot of good runs, but we finally put it together. I've got to thank my family for always sticking behind me. My pregnant wife, we're due May 19th with a little boy, so we're excited about that. I've got to thank all my sponsors, and both series for putting on this race."

"Huggie pole around the bottom like that isn't a lot of fun for anybody," explained second place finisher Zach Daum. "That's the racetrack we had, so that's what we had to race on. We weren't very good tonight and we lucked in the second. Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. Some of those lap cars don't have any respect. When you're a lap car, normally you don't try to race the leaders. That's just common courtesy and some of these guys don't have that yet." "That was pretty fun," third place finisher Jason McDougal said. "Just to stay conservative for that long of a race and not get caught up in any of those wrecks, it's a blessing to be here. I'd like to thank BOSS Chassis, Tommy Gray with CTE, Factor One Racing, Hoosier Tire, Butler Built Seats, and Hinchman Suits."

Midgets Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 11H - Chase Hill, Heat 2: 5X - Justin Peck, Heat 3: 93 - Dustin Morgan, Heat 4: 91T - Tyler Thomas, Heat 5: 5D - Zach Daum, Heat 6: 21 - Ty Hulsey, Heat 7: 8 - Alex Sewell

C Main Winner: 14B - Kevin Bayer

Semi Feature Winners: 73 - Jason McDougal, 17 - Logan Seavey

Great Clips Feature Winner: 35 - Matt Sherrell

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 35 - Matt Sherrell 2. 5D - Zach Daum 3. 73 - Jason McDougal 4. 91T - Tyler Thomas 5. 5X - Justin Peck 6. 97 - Spencer Bayston 7. 8 - Alex Sewell 8. 21 - Ty Hulsey 9. 67K - Holly Shelton 10. 17 - Logan Seavey 11. 8J - Jonathon Beason 12. 96 - Cody Brewer 13. 3N - Jake Neuman 14. 11A - Andrew Felker 15. 11H - Chase Hill 16. 27 - Tucker Klaasmeyer 17. 67 - Tanner Thorson 18. 7 - Austin Brown 19. 7S - Pat Schudy 20. 14S - Grady Chandler 21. 14B - Kevin Bayer 22. 71K - Carson Macedo 23. 71 - Ryan Robinson 24. 93 - Dustin Morgan

 

 

Hagar Sweeps to Ten to Win NCRA/NSL Victory!

Park City, Kansas – March 26, 2016 - Derek Hagar made the long tow from his Marion, Arkansas home a worthwhile journey as he led every lap in claiming the richest payout for sprints in track history, claiming the sixth annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” at 81 Speedway in Park City in the season opener for both the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products and gomuddy.com National Sprint League 360-ci sprint car series on Saturday night.

The $10,000 paycheck was the biggest in Hagar’s career and coupled with his wire-to-wire victory in Friday night’s event, it was a $11.500 weekend for the Arkansas hot-shoe.

Ian Madsen and Hagar started on the front row for the thirty-five lap feature with Hagar taking the lead as the green flag fell. Only one lap was complete before the red flag quickly appeared when Norman, Oklahoma’s Danny Wood got pinched into the front stretch wall and executed a series of flips down the front stretch. Wood was uninjured.

On the restart it was Hagar, followed by Madsen, sixth starting Don Droud, Jr., Danny Lasoski and Parker Price-Miller the top five with Hagar throttling away from the field. By lap five Hagar opened up a commanding full-stretch advantage and began approaching slower cars on lap eight. While working through the slower cars, Madsen and Lasoski battled for the runner-up position allowing the leader to keep his comfortable advantage.

The caution would slow the pace on lap fourteen when Forrest Southerland spun at the top of turns three and four.

Despite the competition now on his rear bumper on the restart, Hagar showed no signs of being detoured as, once again, he would open a half stretch lead by the races half-way mark on lap eighteen and once again approached slower traffic on lap twenty-one. As the race went to the ten laps to go mark, Madsen began to reel in Hagar and was set to make a serious challenge for the lead entering turns three and four with just six laps to go. But Madsens bid to make a challenge for the lead was all for not as the final caution flag of the night fell when Taylor Velasquez slowed at the top of turns three and four.

The race now became a six lap shootout and Hagar was up to the challenge and with a clean track, led the final laps to take the five car length victory and a $10,000 paycheck.

“Maybe I’ll have to take Monday off because I’m sure we’ll be doing a little bit of partying,” Hagar beamed in Victory Lane. “I was just trying to save my tires. I had to put my silver crown experience into play. I knew I had to get my elbows up the last 10 laps. It paid off tonight. We’re sitting on the front straightaway $10,000 richer.” Madsen settled for second while fifth starting Brian Brown got past Lasoski late to claim third. Miller would round up fifth in his first ever appearance at 81 Speedway.

The five, eight lap heat races were won by Madsen, Justin Henderson, Lasoski, Chris Morgan and Cody Ledger with the four, ten lap qualifiers being won by Droud, Luke Cranston, Wood and Madsen. Jordan Mallett and Tyler Thomas won the two, twelve lap “B” features.

The next event for the NCRA and NSL 360-ci sprint car division will be held on Saturday night, April 16, at 81 Speedway in Park City.

Several notes from the sixth annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout.” Over the two-day weekend, forty-five different drivers from eleven states, as well as Canada and Australia…His first ever appearance at 81 Speedway and in NCRA competition proved profitable for Collinsville, Oklahoma’s Tyler Thomas as he drove the Jerry and Jeff Smith owned #86 went from eighteenth to ninth in the championship feature finale earning the NSL’s Slade Shock Technology hard charger award. This is the same entry Kevin Swindell used to claim the 2014 event…..NCRA president and 81 Speedway track owner C Ray Hall also confirmed the seventh annual rendition of the “Park City Cup/Air/ Capital Shootout” will ‘at least’ pay $10,000 to win. “I stated when we started this event it would grow each year. I have some plans and we will have an announcement soon for the 2017 event.” Once again this race will be held the last weekend in March, as has been the case since its inception six years ago.

NCRA/NSL 360’s

81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas

03/26/16

38 Cars

1st Heat: 1) (8 Laps): 1. 18-Ian Madsen (1); 2. 21-Brian Brown (3); 3. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (4); 4. 81w-Danny Wood (5); 5. 76-Jay Russell (6); 6. 75-Tommy Barber (2); 7. 4j-John Carney II (7); 8. 50z-Zach Chappell (DNS).

2nd Heat: 2) (8 Laps): 1. 24bh-Justin Henderson (3); 2. 14m-Jordon Mallett (6); 3. 9n-Wade Nygaard (8); 4. 85-Forrest Sutherland (7); 5. 28-Tracey Hill (4); 6. 33-Kris Miller (5); 7. 31b-Sheldon Haudenschild (2); 8. 17w-Harli White (1).

3rd Heat: 1) (8 Laps): 1. 33l-Danny Lasoski (1); 2. E85-Tony Bruce Jr. (2); 3. 9jr-Derek Hagar (8); 4. 81-Jon Freeman (5); 5. 45x-C.J. Johnson (7); 6. 81s-Stu Snyder (6); 7. 47-Brant O’Bannion (4); 8. 20g-Jake Greider (3).

4th Heat: 1) (8 Laps): 1. 81a-Chris Morgan (4); 2. 2-Parker Price-Miller (5); 3. 86-Tyler Thomas (6); 4. 1x-Don Droud Jr. (7); 5. 21x-Taylor Velasquez (3); 6. 6-Kaden Taylor (1); 7. 4jx-Lee Grosz (DNS).

5th Heat: 1) (8 Laps): 1. 35L-Cody Ledger (6); 2. 75k-Zach Daum (2); 3. 20-Luke Cranston (3); 4. 72-Ray Seemann (7); 5. 14-Josh Riggins (5); 6. 51-Josh Fairbank (4); 7. 91-Jeff Stasa (1).

Qualifier #1 (10 Laps): 1. 1x-Don Droud Jr. (2); 2. 33l-Danny Lasoski (4); 3. E85-Tony Bruce Jr. (3); 4. 24bh-Justin Henderson (5); 5. 45x-C.J. Johnson (1); 6. 35l-Cody Ledger (6); 7. 21x-Taylor Velasquez (7); 8. 75-Tommy Barber (8); 9. 31b-Sheldon Haudenschild (DNS); 10. 50z-Zach Chappell (DNS).

Qualifier #2 (10 Laps): 1. 20-Luke Cranston (2); 2. 21-Brian Brown (4); 3. 2-Parker Price-Miller (5); 4. 76-Jay Russell (1); 5. 4j-John Carney II (8); 6. 75k-Zach Daum (3); 7. 14m-Jordon Mallett (6); 8. 81s-Stu Synder (7); 9. 91-Jeff Stasa (DNS); 10. 4jx-Lee Grosz (DNS).

Qualifier #3 (10 Laps): 1. 81w-Danny Wood (2); 2. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (3); 3. 85-Forrest Sutherland (4); 4. 81a-Chris Morgan (5); 5. 9n-Wade Nygaard (6); 6. 33-Kris Miller (7); 7. 14-Josh Riggins (1); 8. 20g-Jake Greider (9); 9. 6-Kaden Taylor (8).

Qualifier #4 (10 Laps): 1. 18-Ian Madsen (5); 2. 81-Jon Freeman (2); 3. 9jr-Derek Hagar (6); 4. 86-Tyler Thomas (3); 5. 47-Brant O’Bannion (8); 6. 72-Ray Seemann (4); 7. 51-Josh Fairbank (7); 8. 28-Tracey Hill (1); 9. 17w-Harli White (DNS).

1st B Feature: 1) (10 Laps/Top 4 Transfer): 1. 14m-Jordon Mallett (1); 2. 4j-John Carney II (4); 3. 76-Jay Russell (3); 4. 72-Ray Seemann (2); 5. 81s-Stu Synder (7); 6. 33-Kris Miller (5); 7. 20g-Jake Greider (9); 8. 14-Josh Riggins (DNS); 9. 75-Tommy Barber (DNS); 10. 17w-Harli White (DNS); 11. 31b-Sheldon Haudenschild (DNS).

2nd B Feature: 1) (10 Laps/Top 4 Transfer): 1. 86-Tyler Thomas (1); 2. 45x-C.J. Johnson (3); 3. 21x-Taylor Velasquez (5); 4. 47-Brant O’Bannion (4); 5. 91-Jeff Stasa (9); 6. 75k-Zach Daum (2); 7. 6-Kaden Taylor (8); 8. 28-Tracey Hill (7); 9. 51-Josh Fairbank (DNS); 10. 4jx-Lee Grosz (DNS); 11. 50z-Zach Chappell (DNS).

A Feature (35 Laps): 1. 9jr-Derek Hagar (2); 2. 18-Ian Madsen (1); 3. 21-Brian Brown (5); 4. 33l-Danny Lasoski (4); 5. 2-Parker Price-Miller (3); 6. 1x-Don Droud Jr. (6); 7. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (11); 8. 9n-Wade Nygaard (13); 9. 86-Tyler Thomas (18); 10. 20-Luke Cranston (8); 11. E85-Tony Bruce Jr. (15); 12. 4j-John Carney II (19); 13. 81a-Chris Morgan (12); 14. 24bh-Justin Henderson (7); 15. 14m-Jordon Mallett (17); 16. 85-Forrest Sutherland (14); 17. 72-Ray Seemann (23); 18. 47-Brant O’Bannion (24); 19. 21x-Taylor Velasquez (22); 20. 81-Jon Freeman (16); 21. 76-Jay Russell (21); 22. 45x-C.J. Johnson (20); 23. 81w-Danny Wood (10); 24. 35l-Cody Ledger (9).

Laps led: Derek Hagar 1-35.

 

 

Drueke tops Sprint Series of Nebraska opener

By Greg Soukup

RISING CITY, Neb. (March 25) ­– The winner of last season’s Sprint Series of Nebraska finale now has an IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Car tour streak of two straight checkers.

Tyler Drueke held off Joey Danley to top the 2016 SSN opener Friday at Butler County Speed­way. The victory paid $700.

After restarting third following a caution with seven circuits to go in the 25-lapper, Drueke passed Danley on the top side in the first set of turns, then drove by Jason Martin for the lead on the ex­treme lower line.

The white flag was out when Danley got back alongside but Drueke took advantage of a lapped car in the final turn and won the dash to the finish line.

Doug Lovegrove and then Terry Richards were the early leaders. Martin got the lead on lap nine but Clint Benson and Boyd Petersen looped it in turn three. 
Martin grabbed the lead again on the restart.

Drueke moved to third the next time around.
 Danley cracked the top four on the ensuing restart. Drueke advanced to second and ran there before giving way to Danley five laps later.

Another caution set up the seven-lap contest.

Martin, Richards and Benson completed the top five. Sixth was defending series champion Adam Gullion.

Drueke had ended the 2015 SSN campaign by winning the September show at I-80 Speedway.

Feature results ­– 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle; 2. Joey Danley, Lincoln; 3. Jason Martin, Lincoln; 4. Terry Richards, Denton; 5. Clint Benson, Papillion; 6. Adam Gullion, Lincoln; 7. Jason Danley, Lincoln; 8. Mike Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa; 9. Doug Lovegrove, Waverly; 10. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan.; 11. Shayle Bade, Lincoln; 12. Nathan Weiler, Omaha; 13. Toby Chapman, Pan­ama; 14. Roger Sluka, Lincoln; 15. Nick Bryan, Lincoln; 16. Ryan King, Bennet; 17. Blain Pe­tersen, Essex, Iowa; 18. Rick Hansen, Omaha; 19. Boyd Peterson, Ithaca; 20. Keith Dragoo, Lin­coln; 21. Chase Weiler, Lincoln; 22. Justin Hanson, Platte Center.

 

 

Willie Croft Wins Thrilling Civil War Series Season Opener

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Chico, CA)- As the curtain went up on the 2016 Civil War Series Presented by Flowmaster season on Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway, it was Roseville, CA driver, Willie Croft, celebrating in victory lane after a thrilling battle with Kyle Hirst.

By way of his Dash win, Hirst would lead the field to green for the 30-lap feature event. Taking a liking to the cushion, Hirst would set an early pace as Cory Eliason, Croft, and Justin Sanders flanked him.

A couple of early cautions would slow the race’s initial pace, and on the ninth lap Croft would move into the second spot as he began to chase after the race leader. Out front, Hirst was strong as he quickly reached lapped traffic and was able to work his way through the fray with precision.

As Croft would get close to Hirst in the thick traffic, the battle for third was just as good, as 2015 Series Champion, Andy Forsberg, was giving Justin Sanders all he could handle for the final spot on the podium.

Lap 25 would see the race’s final caution flag of the night fly and the ensuing restart would bring fans to their feet for the final five laps. When the green flag waived, Croft was able to get the run he was looking for and get the lead getting into turns one and two.

Using the bottom of the speedway to take command of the race, Hirst would stay committed to the top as the duo raced side-by-side fighting for the lead.

To the crowd’s delight, Hirst would take several shots and Croft trying to reclaim the lead, but on this night Croft would fend him off and pick up a very hard fought win.

“This race was special, and is one I am going to remember,” Croft said in victory lane. “To race with my brother-in-law Kyle Hirst like that for that last few laps battling for the win was awesome and it feels good to get the win.”

Hirst would hang to finish second after dominating the early part of the race. “We had a really good car, and I have to thank the Finely’s for letting me bring their car out and have some fun,” Hirst noted. “I really want to thank my buddies and my dad for all of their help. We had a good car, but we just got beat. I want to congratulate Willie on the win, he did a heckuva job.”

In the race’s closing laps, Forsberg would get by Sanders and keep his hot start to the season alive with a third place finish.

“It was a hard fought battle,” Forsberg said. “We fell back early in the race and were able to get moving through the field as the race went on. We had a really strong PT Shocks car and we had two of California’s best finish ahead of us so we will take it and look forward to the next one.”

Sanders would finish fourth, followed by Mason Moore, Jason Statler, Robbie Price, Skyler Gee, Chase Majdic, and Geoff Ensign rounding out the Top-10.

All in all 43 cars checked into the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night for the series’ first race of the season and Colby Copeland was the night’s fast time qualifier.

Heat race wins went to Justin Sanders, Steven Tiner, Michael Faccinto, and Cory Eliason.

In preliminary action, Tony Gualda would win the ‘C’ Main and move into the ‘B’ Main along with Koen Shaw. Ryan Robinson would win the night’s ‘B’, and transfer into the A along with Geoff Ensign, Kenny Allen, Tony Gualda, who came from the back, Chris Martin, Garren Linder, and Koen Shaw.

Gualda’s impressive charge from the C Main would end with him finishing 12th in the feature event.

2016 Schedule

May 28th- Marysville Raceway (Mel Hall Memorial)

May 29th- Silver Dollar Speedway (Fair Race)

June 11th- Placerville Speedway

June 18th- Petaluma Speedway

July 15th- Ocean Speedway (Howard Kaeding Classic)

August 6th- Placerville Speedway (Mark Forni Classic)

August 20th- Ocean Speedway (Johnny Key Classic)

September 7th- Silver Dollar Speedway (Gold Cup)

September 17th- Marysville Raceway

September 24th- Petaluma Speedway

November 5th- Stockton Dirt Track (Tribute To GP)

ON TAP: The Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster will return to action at the Marysville Raceway on May 28th for the Mel Hall Memorial.

WINNERS: Willie Croft (March 25th, Silver Dollar Speedway)

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CIVIL WAR SERIES PRESENTED BY FLOWMASTER- Founded in 1991 as the North-South Series, the Civil War Sprint Car Series was born in 1993 giving 360ci Sprint Cars in California a sanctioning body. What started as just a handful of races at three different tracks has evolved into quite the series. In 2016, the Civil War Sprint Car Series will host 12 events at 6 different tracks around California.

 

 

Marysville Raceway Troy Hennig Lamar Wins Second Career Sprint Car Main Event

Marysville, CA (March 26, 2016) – Rio Linda’s Cody Lamar won the 25-lap 360 sprint main event Saturday night at Marysville Speedway. It marked his second career sprint car feature win. Lamar bested a large field of 28 other sprint care competitors. Lamar led all 25 laps of the event. Chasing him the majority of the night was D.J. Freitas. Near the end of the race Skylar Gee was able to pass Freitas and assume the second position. While Gee was maneuvering around Freitas, Lamar had built up a solid lead and held a two-second lead at the finish line. Kyler Shaw was able to hold the bottom line to perfection and had a career best Marysville finish. Shaw ended the night in the fourth spot. Jeremy Burt had a solid opening night and finished fifth.

Cautions plagued the early part of the sprint car main event. Mason Moore spun on the opening lap but redeemed himself with a nice charge through the field and finished eighth. Brad Bumgarner encountered a front issue after contact with another driver and never gave up in search of a better finish. Justin Sanders spun as part of the Bumgarner issue but rebounded to finish ninth. Post-race him and Colby Wiesz exchanged displeasure with each other on the track. Wiesz passed a ton of cars tonight after winning the B main and finishing sixth in the main event.

The best feature of the night belonged to the Super Stocks. While most other divisions suffered through numerous spins and cautions the Super Stock drivers went flag to flag during their 15 lap extravaganza. To watch a main event start and finish within five minutes was amazing and welcomed. Plus the on track racing was great. Ryan McDaniel led the majority of the main event. With five laps to go Courtney Dozier began to close in. It was apparent that Dozier was the faster car and made his move with two to go. Dozier passed McDaniel and went on to win by nearly two seconds. Following the top two were Phillip Shelby and a photo finish between Jerry Bartlett and James Castleberry.

As with the Super Stocks, the Hobby Stocks ripped off a lot of green flag laps to finish off the long night of racing. The feature ended up being a three driver battle between Jason Palmer, Orville Owens and Brian Compton. While Palmer was never passed for the lead, Owens and Compton applied enough pressure to make it entertaining. Shannon Collins came home in the fourth spot while James Johns was listed in the fifth position. After a disappointing car count during 2015, tonight the division bounced back with a plethora of cars and good racing.

Brain Cooper was dominant in his win during the IMCA Sport Mod main event. Cooper held a four-second lead over Jerry Bartlett at the finish line. Bartlett was the iron man tonight, doing double duty in two divisions. Jimmy Ford is a solid competitor and showed his grit by finishing in the third spot. Kurt Lorenzini escaped from an early spin to come back and finish fourth. Alan Furuta enjoyed a solid night to finish fifth.

Kevin Bender led all 25 laps to capture the dwarf car main event. Shawn Jones battled his way up to second. Ryan Winter ran in the third spot. Scott Dahlgren finished fourth and Jeff Fitch was fifth. The top drivers put on a good show and raced very hard. Unfortunately the back half of the division caused numerous yellows that slowed and prolonged what could have been a very entertaining feature. Bender should be commended for have the mental strength to withstand numerous stoppages. Jones is always spectacular and Winter is as good as it gets when it comes to any driver in any division.

 

 

Sussex ‘Eggcelent’ in CSP Eggstravaganza

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (March 26, 2016) – Stevie Sussex continued his strong start to the 2016 USAC Southwest Sprint Car season by racing to victory lane in Saturday night’s 30-lap “Easter Eggstravaganza” feature event atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval.

While Sussex padded his USAC Southwest points lead, other “Easter Eggstravaganza” winners included Sean Bray in Late Models, Ray Czumaj in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Dustin Cormany in Micro Sprints and Brenden Priest in Mod Lites.

A winner of a pair of USAC Southwest events at CSP last year, Tempe’s Sussex raced from the fifth starting position and took the lead away from Charles Davis, Jr., at the midway point en route to victory lane aboard Mike Burkhart’s No. 21az entry.

Sussex raced to the stripe to collect the $2,000 winner’s share ahead of eighth-starter Josh Pelkey with reigning series champion R.J. Johnson, Matt Rossi and Thomas Ogle rounding out the top five.

With the Late Models making their first CSP appearance of the year, Tucson’s Sean Bray raced from fifth to take top honors ahead of John Cornell, Craig Parker, Dana Fite and Brad Williams.

Ray Czumaj capitalized on the front row outside starting position to win the IMCA Sport Modified feature ahead of Jason George and Mike Goodwin, with Dustin Cormany capturing his first CSP Micro Sprint win of the year ahead of A.J. Miller and Paul Martin while Brenden Priest took Mod Lite laurels from ninth ahead of Steve Moriarty and Hayden Bender.

Racing action continues at Canyon Speedway Park next Saturday night, April 2, with a full slate of Arizona Differential IMCA Modifieds, Allscapes IMCA Stock Cars vs. SCRA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades presented by Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive, Dwarf Cars and Micro Sprints.

Canyon Speedway Park

March 26, 2016 – Easter Eggstravaganza Results

USAC Southwest Sprint Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 2. 7k-Bruce St. James, 3. 12-Josh Pelkey, 4. 13-Dennis Gile, 5. 34-Tanner Grau, 6. 99-Kyle Shipley, 7. 18-Asa Kesterson.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. 2. 02-Matt Rossi, 3. 27-Nick Aiuto, 4. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 5. 22b-Brian Hosford, 6. 11c-Michael Curtis, 7. 54-Landon Cling.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 16-Mike Martin, 2. 48-Thomas Ogle, 3. 21az-Stevie Sussex, 4. 98-Matt Lundy, 5. 78-Chris Bonneau, 6. 5-Tye Mihocko, 7. 14az-Dustin Burkhart.

“A” Main (30 Laps): 1. 21az-Stevie Sussex, 2. 12-Josh Pelkey, 3. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 4. 02-Matt Rossi, 5. 48-Thomas Ogle, 6. 27-Nick Aiuto, 7. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 8. 7k-Bruce St. James, 9. 16-Mike Martin, 10. 78-Chris Bonneau, 11. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 12. 5-Tye Mihocko, 13. 13-Dennis Gile, 14. 22b-Brian Hosford, 15. 11c-Michael Curtis, 16. 98-Matt Lundy, 17. 34-Tanner Grau, 18. 14az-Dustin Burkhart, 19. 99-Kyle Shipley, 20. 54-Landon Cling, 21. 18-Asa Kesterson.

Late Models:

Heat One: 1. 8p-Lonnie Parker, Jr., 2. 40-Dana Fite, 3. 14-Sean Bray, 4. 28-John Cornell, 5. 23-Brad Willams, 6. 29-Jerry Fincher, 7. 4z-Don Curtis.

Heat Two: 1. 17-Craig Parker, 2. 81b-Bud Grossenbacher, 3. 89L-James Laing, 4. 5-Monty Montana, 5. 57-Joe Sarginger, 6. 12-Greg Jelvick, 7. 777-Michael Anderson.

“A” Feature: 1. 14-Sean Bray, 2. 28-John Cornell, 3. 17-Craig Parker, 4. 40-Dana Fite, 5. 23-Brad Williams, 6. 8p-Lonnie Parker, Jr., 7. 81b-Bud Grossenbacher, 8. 12-Greg Jelvick, 9. 29-Jerry Fincher, 10. 5-Monty Montana, 11. 57-Joe Sarginger, 12. 4z-Don Curtis, 13. 777-Michael Anderson, 14. 89L-James Laing.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Heat One: 1. 7g-Dennis Gates, 2. 99-Adam Echter, 3. 81-Ray Czumaj, 4. 47-Virgil McArthur, 5. 44-Eric Winemiller, 6. 1x-Justin Thornton.

Heat Two: 1. 84-Mike Goodwin, 2. 2J-Jason George, 3. 56-Terry Bahr, 4. 23sr-Erik Shaw, 5. 6i-Dale Irby.

“A” Feature: 1. 81-Ray Czumaj, 2. 2J-Jason George, 3. 84-Mike Goodwin, 4. 44-Eric Winemiller, 5. 99-Adam Echter, 6. 1x-Justin Thornton, 7. 7g-Dennis Gates, 8. 56-Terry Bahr, 9. 23sr-Erik Shaw, 10. 47-Virgil McArthur, 11. 6i-Dale Irby.

Micro Sprints:

Heat One: 1. 81-Tyler Dean, 2. 78-Johnathon Patrick, 3. 29-Paul Martin, 4. 7-Kevin Keefer, 5. 72-Aaron Hernandez, 6. 99x-Jake Branum, 7. 20az-Jarrett Martin.

Heat Two: 1. 7kk-Mason Keefer, 2. 88-Tyler Merrill, 3. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 4. 50-Ray Herrera, 5. 4-Ryan Walter, 6. 04J-Dale Eliason, Jr., 7. 23-Stephen Simpson III.

Heat Three: 1. 37J-Dustin Cormany, 2. 11m-A.J. Miller, 3. 28-Mark Morin, 4. 16-Pat Wing, 5. 41h-Colton Hardy, 6. 91T-James LaRose, 7. 52-Cameron LaRose.

“A” Feature: 1. 37J-Dustin Cormany, 2. 11m-A.J. Miller, 3. 29-Paul Martin, 4. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 5. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 6. 7kk-Mason Keefer, 7. 50-Ray Herrera, 8. 72-Aaron Hernandez, 9. 88-Tyler Merrill, 10. 04J-Dale Eliason, Jr., 11. 7-Kevin Keefer, 12. 41h-Colton Hardy, 13. 4-Ryan Walter, 14. 78-Johnathon Patrick, 15. 99x-Jake Branum, 16. 28-Mark Morin, 17. 81-Tyler Dean, 18. 91T-James LaRose, 19. 16-Pat Wing, 20. 52-Cameron LaRose, 21. 23-Stephen Simpson III.

Mod Lites:

Heat One: 1. 51-John Priest, 2. 116-Jim Hock, 3. 95-Collin Bender, 4. 28-Fred Donaldson, 5. 33-Mike Schmidt, 6. 2k-Taylor Kuehl, 7. 23-Joeleen Storck.

Heat Two: 1. 52-Brenden Priest, 2. 17-Steve Moriarty, 3. 26-Jake Boyle, 4. 15-Ken Young, 5. 34-Robert Beebe, 6. 53az-Karl Ackley, 7. 98-Jeff Lowe.

Heat Three: 1. 57-Chase Alvez, 2. 96-Hayden Bender, 3. 114-Sean Conyers, 4. 91-Sarah Houton, 5. 7-Dave Lems, 6. 55-Mike Opoka.

“A” Feature: 1. 52-Brenden Priest, 2. 17-Steve Moriarty, 3. 96-Hayden Bender, 4. 51-John Priest, 5. 26-Jake Boyle, 6. 57-Chase Alvez, 7. 15-Ken Young, 8. 95-Collin Bender, 9. 2k-Taylor Kuehl, 10. 91-Sarah Houton, 11. 28-Fred Donaldson, 12. 98-Jeff Lowe, 13. 33-Mike Schmidt, 14. 53az-Karl Ackley, 15. 55-Mike Opoka, 16. 23-Joeleen Storck, 17. 114-Sean Conyers, 18. 34-Robert Beebe, 19. 116-Jim Hock, 20. 7-Dave Lems.

 

 

Second time winners Griffith, Bores, Keckler open Attica season

 Saturday, March 26, 2016

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – For Caleb Griffith (410 sprints), Mike Bores (late models) and Jason Keckler (305 sprints) opening night at Attica Raceway Park was a big success. All three earned their second career feature wins in front of a huge crowd on Construction Equipment and Supply Night.

Sandusky, Ohio’s Griffith survived a restart with six laps to go – the only caution in the 30-lap O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprint feature – to take the win over six-time Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions titlest Dale Blaney and Brian Lay. Griffith, Attica’s 2014 track champion, led every lap of the feature.

“There were a couple of laps where I missed and got sloppy in traffic and I’m thinking ‘Dale’s (Blaney) going to make you pay so you had better get up on the wheel.’ Then the yellow comes out and I see Red 45 (Lay) is running second and Stewie (Brubaker) is running third and I’m thinking ‘yeah we got local fellows up on the podium tonight.’ I don’t know how it ended up but Red (Lay) rolled under me a lap or two on the restart but once we got rolling I figured we had enough to go the distance,” said Griffith beside his Ray Marshall Motorsports, Buckeye Machine Fabricators, J&J Auto Racing, K&N Filters, Fastenal of Kenton, John and Tammy Updegraff’s Blue Room, DPI Ink, Hempy Water of Forest, Lima Powdercoating backed #33m.

“This is huge. I’ve wanted to win an opener for as long as I’ve been doing this. This is huge for this race team, Ray Marshall, Jamie Adams, Craig Brickner, Vic Eilrich my old crew chief came on to help for a couple of nights to help get us off on the right foot,” added Griffith.

It took a few tries to get the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model feature rolling but when it did, so did Bellevue, Ohio’s Mike Bores as he led all 25 laps. He had a couple of tense moments though. While trying to lap his father, John, the pair made contact and then there was a restart with only one lap to go.

“My helmet was fogging up and I was like ‘come on let’s get this thing going.’ He (John Bores) would go to the high side and I’d go to the bottom and he would pinch me off and I was like what’s going on and I don’t know where the 27 (Eric Spangler) is…I gotta go. This is pretty cool to come out with a new car and get the opening night win. I would like to thank Roeder Racing, Underground Utilities, Fultz Fabrication, York Fabrications, Cam Tech, Accu Force, Burns Electric, Brent and Eddie and all my guys,” said Bores.

In the Fremont Fence 305 sprint feature it looked like Bobby Clark was on his way to another feature win. But, Fremont, Ohio’s Jason Keckler would find the high line to his liking and took the lead with five laps to go to score the victory. For Keckler the win was even more special as he had contemplated quitting racing over the winter.

“We were 90 percent done and in late January we decided to get a new car and try it. I’m trying to get over the fact that I passed Bobby Clark to win a race. The car was pretty good all night long. Driver error was the biggest thing. After that last caution (with 10 laps to go) I just moved up a foot and it just took off and I started catching Bobby. Once I got to him it was like ‘don’t mess up, don’t mess up.’ Then when I got ahead of him I messed up almost ever lap after. I have to thank my mom and dad…he puts a ton of work into this…Rick, my sister, my grandparents, Meggit Farms, Level Performance, Bob Foos,” said Keckler.

“What probably got us racing again was at the end of January my grandfather passed away so to be able to win the first race after his passing means a whole lot to me,” added Jason Keckler.

Griffith and Jody Keegan led the field to green for the 30-lap 410 sprint feature with Griffith rim-ridding into the lead. Lay would drive into second on lap two with Keegan, Chris Andrews, Stuart Brubaker, Blaney, Brandon Matus and Max Stambaugh in tow. Griffith would catch the back of the pack by lap five and had a comfortable lead over Lay, Keegan, Brubaker and Andrews. Brubaker would drive into third on lap six with Blaney moving into fifth by lap seven.

With just 10 laps scored, Griffith encountered heavy lapped traffic as he continued to lead Lay, Brubaker, Blaney, Keegan, Byron Reed (up from his 15th starting position) and Andrews. Griffith patiently picked his way through the traffic as Lay, Brubaker and Blaney gave chase. Reed would crack the top five by lap 13 and was closing on Blaney until he spun on lap 24 for the feature’s only caution. Griffith now had a clear track but had Lay and Brubaker on his rear bumper. The car on the move now was Travis Philo who had worked his way to six from his 12th starting spot.

When the green flew Lay tried to drive under Griffith several times but his front wing collapsed and Griffith was able to pull away the remaining three laps. Blaney would nip Lay at the checkers for second with Brubaker and Philo rounding out the top five.

In the late model feature, Mike Bores and Eric Spangler would bring the field to green. After a lap was completed Bobby Michaels would spin. On the restart Scott Phillips and Kent Brewer would tangle. On the ensuing restart Phillips and Dave Hornikel would spin. When lap two was finally scored Bores led Spangler, Matt Irey, Cody Scott and Jon Henry. With four laps scored Nate Potts, Hornikel and Doug Baird would tangle for another caution with the running order Bores, Spangler, Irey, Henry and Ryan Markham.

When the green reappeared Bores would pull away slightly from Spangler with Irey comfortably in third while Markham and Henry waged a great battle for fourth. Bores would catch the rear of the field by lap 11 but Spangler could not close with Irey, Markham, Henry and Devin Shiels in tow. Bores would catch up to his father with five laps to go and made contact as he tried to lap him. Spangler closed to within a couple of car lengths with Irey and Markham also closing. Once he got by, Mike Bores pulled away once again. It was, however, short lived as Michaels would spin on the white flag lap.

Bores would hold off Spangler, Markham, Irey and Shiels the final lap for the win.

Tyler Street and Seth Schneider would bring the field to green for the 25 lap 305 sprint feature but before a lap could be completed Dan McCarron made contact with the front stretch wall and flipped. He was not injured. On the ensuing restart Dustin Dinan would slide off turn one, necessitating a third start. This time fourth starting Clark would vault into the lead over Street, Keckler, Luke Griffith, George Englert and Ricky Peterson.

The caution would fly on lap four for Thomas Schinderle who would bring out another caution a lap later. Matt Foos would spin on lap seven to slow the pace of the race. Clark would continue to lead on the ensuing restart over Street, Keckler, Griffith, Kyle Capodice, Englert, John Ivy and Paul Weaver. Dinan would bring out the final caution on lap 14. On the restart Keckler would drive around Street for second and started to close quickly on Clark.

With five laps to go Keckler was racing to Clark’s outside as they entered heavy lapped traffic. Keckler would drive into the lead on lap 21 with Clark, Street, Ivy and Griffith giving chase. Once in the lead, Keckler would continue to rim-ride to the checkers with Clark, Street, Ivy and Steve Rando rounding out the top five.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, April 1. Racing on Fisher Performance Night will be the 410 and 305 sprints and late models. For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com, follow the track on Twitter at twitter.com/atticaracewyprk and Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark.

Attica Raceway Park

Construction Equipment and Supply Night

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Starting position [*]

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O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints -

Qualifying

1.73-Chris Andrews, 13.225; 2.33M-Caleb Griffith, 13.226; 3.1-Dale Blaney, 13.257; 4.6-Bill Rose, 13.343; 5.5T-Travis Philo, 13.422; 6.19-Doug Zimmerman, 13.475; 7.16-Stuart Brubaker, 13.481; 8.13-Brandon Matus, 13.502; 9.67-Tanner Thorson, 13.507; 10.45L-Brian Lay, 13.525; 11.5M-Max Stambaugh, 13.532; 12.60-Jody Keegan, 13.608; 13.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.620; 14.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.746; 15.23-DJ Foos, 13.751; 16.5R-Byron Reed, 13.859; 17.49-Shawn Dancer, 13.959; 18.94R-Robbie Pribnow, 13.994; 19.9-Jordan Ryan, 14.049; 20.33K-Kyle Patrick, 14.310; 21.33-Brent Matus, 14.478; 22.3J-Trey Jacobs, 14.554; 23.7-Shawn Valenti, 14.592; 24.51-Johnny Garvin, 14.597; 25.8J-Jess Stiger, 14.626; 26.11R-Chase Ridenour, 14.706;

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

1. 33M-Caleb Griffith[3] ; 2. 13-Brandon Matus[1] ; 3. 73-Chris Andrews[4] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[6] ; 5. 67-Tanner Thorson[5] ; 6. 94R-Robbie Pribnow[7] ; 7. 33-Brent Matus[8] ; 8. 51-Johnny Garvin[9] ; 9. 19-Doug Zimmerman[2]

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

1. 5M-Max Stambaugh[2] ; 2. 16-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 3. 60-Jody Keegan[1] ; 4. 6-Bill Rose[4] ; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs[8] ; 6. 49-Shawn Dancer[6] ; 7. 23-DJ Foos[5] ; 8. 11R-Chase Ridenour[9] ; 9. 33K-Kyle Patrick[7]

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

1. 45L-Brian Lay[2] ; 2. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[1] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 5. 5R-Byron Reed[5] ; 6. 9-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger[8] ; 8. 7-Shawn Valenti[7]

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

1. 94R-Robbie Pribnow[1] ; 2. 49-Shawn Dancer[2] ; 3. 9-Jordan Ryan[3] ; 4. 23-DJ Foos[5] ; 5. 33-Brent Matus[4] ; 6. 8J-Jess Stiger[6] ; 7. 11R-Chase Ridenour[8] ; 8. 51-Johnny Garvin[7] ; 9. 33K-Kyle Patrick[11] ; 10. 7-Shawn Valenti[9] ; 11. 19-Doug Zimmerman[10]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 33M-Caleb Griffith[1] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[7] ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[3] ; 4. 16-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[12] ; 6. 73-Chris Andrews[5] ; 7. 5R-Byron Reed[15] ; 8. 13-Brandon Matus[6] ; 9. 94R-Robbie Pribnow[16] ; 10. 60-Jody Keegan[2] ; 11. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[10] ; 12. 23-DJ Foos[19] ; 13. 3J-Trey Jacobs[14] ; 14. 67-Tanner Thorson[13] ; 15. 6-Bill Rose[8] ; 16. 9-Jordan Ryan[18] ; 17. 49-Shawn Dancer[17] ; 18. 33-Brent Matus[20] ; 19. 5M-Max Stambaugh[9] ; 20. 68G-Tyler Gunn[11]

Fremont Fence 305 Sprints -

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

1. 8-Bobby Clark[4] ; 2. 1X-Dustin Dinan[6] ; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[7] ; 5. 9R-Dustin Rall[8] ; 6. 97-Kyle Peters[1] ; 7. 2F-Matt Foos[2] ; 8. 20P-Eric Persch[9] ; 9. 7J-Andy Priest[5]

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

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[7] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[6] ; 3. 2-Ricky Peterson[4] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 5. 41-Thomas Schinderle[1] ; 6. 15-Gary Benjamin[2] ; 7. 7-Dylan Kingan[8]

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

1. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron[4] ; 3. 11X-George Englert[6] ; 4. 18-Frank Neill[2] ; 5. 10X-Dustin Stroup[5] ; 6. 13-Jeremy Duposki[3] ; 7. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[7] ; 8. 87-Brian Gibbs[8]

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

1. 11G-Luke Griffith[2] ; 2. 4*-Tyler Street[3] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 4. 39C-Scott Riley[5] ; 5. 75-Jerry Dahms[7] ; 6. 94K-Kevin Mingus[8] ; 7. 42-Kevin Shirey[1]

B-Main 1 - (8 Laps, top 3 to A)

1. 41-Thomas Schinderle[2] ; 2. 9R-Dustin Rall[1] ; 3. 2F-Matt Foos[5] ; 4. 97-Kyle Peters[3] ; 5. 7-Dylan Kingan[6] ; 6. 20P-Eric Persch[7] ; 7. 15-Gary Benjamin[4]

B-Main 2 - (8 Laps, top 3 to A)

1. 10X-Dustin Stroup[1] ; 2. 75-Jerry Dahms[2] ; 3. 13-Jeremy Duposki[3] ; 4. 45-Trevor Baker[8] ; 5. 94K-Kevin Mingus[4] ; 6. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[5] ; 7. 87-Brian Gibbs[7] ; 8. 42-Kevin Shirey[6]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 25-Jason Keckler[7] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[4] ; 3. 4*-Tyler Street[1] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[13] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[10] ; 6. 11G-Luke Griffith[3] ; 7. 1W-Paul Weaver[12] ; 8. 2-Ricky Peterson[6] ; 9. 12-Kyle Capodice[8] ; 10. 7M-Brandon Moore[14] ; 11. 10X-Dustin Stroup[20] ; 12. 11X-George Englert[11] ; 13. 2F-Matt Foos[19] ; 14. 13-Jeremy Duposki[22] ; 15. 9R-Dustin Rall[18] ; 16. 18-Frank Neill[15] ; 17. 39C-Scott Riley[16] ; 18. 1X-Dustin Dinan[9] ; 19. 41-Thomas Schinderle[17] ; 20. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 22. 75-Jerry Dahms[21]

Summit Equipment UMP Late Models -

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 15-Jon Henry[5] ; 2. 5M-Ryan Markham[6] ; 3. 87-Josh Knoll[4] ; 4. 12M-Bobby Michaels[3] ; 5. P33-Josh Robertson[7] ; 6. 30-Nate Potts[1] ; 7. 1F-Justin Collet[2]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 15B-Mike Bores[3] ; 2. 92-Cody Scott[2] ; 3. 36-Matt Irey[6] ; 4. 27-Eric Spangler[5] ; 5. 12-Kent Brewer[1] ; 6. 69-Doug Baird[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)

1. 71-Dave Hornikel[2] ; 2. 51-Devin Shiels[1] ; 3. 007-Rick Bond[5] ; 4. 00-Mathew Chapman[3] ; 5. 48-John Bores[4] ; 6. 50-Scott Phillips[7] ; 7. 06-Jake Rendel[6]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 15B-Mike Bores[1] ; 2. 27-Eric Spangler[2] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[8] ; 4. 36-Matt Irey[4] ; 5. 51-Devin Shiels[11] ; 6. 00-Mathew Chapman[9] ; 7. 15-Jon Henry[10] ; 8. 92-Cody Scott[5] ; 9. 007-Rick Bond[12] ; 10. 48-John Bores[15] ; 11. 30-Nate Potts[16] ; 12. 06-Jake Rendel[20] ; 13. 69-Doug Baird[17] ; 14. 12M-Bobby Michaels[3] ; 15. 71-Dave Hornikel[6] ; 16. 87-Josh Knoll[7] ; 17. 12-Kent Brewer[14] ; 18. 50-Scott Phillips[18] ; 19. P33-Josh Robertson[13]

 

 

Hagar Opens NCRA/NSL Weekend with Wire-to-Wire Victory!

Park City, Kansas – March 15, 2016 - The 2016 season opener for the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products and the gomuddy.com National Sprint League 360 sprint car divisions kicked off the sixth annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout Friday night at 81 Speedway in Park City and when the checkered fell on the night it was Derek Hagar picking up his second career series victory.

John Carney II and Hagar started on the front row for the twenty-five lap feature with Hagar taking the lead as the green flag fell. Hagar kept out front of the twenty-four car field throughout the first half of the event, reaching slower cars for the first time on lap fourteen. It was that point the windy-weather conditions played a factor with the track surface and drivers as four caution flags slowed the feature in the final seven laps. That fourth and final caution flag fell on the final lap just as Hagar and second place running Danny Wood were battling for the lead, setting up a green, white and checkered.

On the final restart Hagar got the jump on Wood he needed and went on to claim the $1500 victory. “It seemed like it took forever, but it all worked out,” Hagar said in his postrace interview. “I knew I had to outsmart (Wood) on that restart so I changed up my routine a bit. We just need to do it tomorrow night when it counts for that $10,000.”

The feature had come to a stop on lap twenty when J.D. Johnson, Harli White and Cody Ledger got together with Johnson taking a hard tumble. The red flag was to Woods advantage and he got past race runner-up Carney II for the runner up position enabling him to challenge Hagar for the final five laps.

Carney settled for third while Justin Henderson and Brian Brown rounded out the top five.

The five heat races for the forty-five car field were won by Forrest Sutherland, Zach Daum, defending NCRA champion C.J. Johnson, Lee Grosz and Thomas Kennedy.

The four qualifiers were won by Hagar, Carney, Henderson and Wood while Kennedy and Taylor Velasquez won the two, twelve lap “B” features.

It is back at 81 Speedway tonight (Saturday) for the sixth annual, $10,000 to win “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” with a special start time of 6:00 PM.

NCRA/NSL 360

81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas

03/25/16

45 Cars

1st Heat (10 Laps): 1. 85-Forrest Sutherland (1); 2. 33l-Danny Lasoski (3); 3. E85-Tony Bruce Jr. (5); 4. 21x-Taylor Velasquez (2); 5. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (6); 6. 20-Luke Cranston (9); 7. 33-Kris Miller (7); 8. 6-Kaden Taylor (8); 9. 50-Randy Woodside (4).

2nd Heat (10 Laps): 1. 75k-Zach Daum (2); 2. 24bh-Justin Henderson (3); 3. 9jr-Derek Hagar (9); 4. 98-J.D. Johnson (4); 5. 2-Parker Price-Miller (8); 6. 40-Howard Moore (6); 7. 76-Jay Russell (5); 8. 1-Sean McClelland (7); 9. 31b-Sheldon Haudenschild (1).

3rd Heat (10 Laps): 1. 45x-C.J. Johnson (2); 2. 81w-Danny Wood (3); 3. 21k-Lou Kennedy Jr. (9); 4. 17w-Harli White (5); 5. 72-Ray Seemann (6); 6. 47-Brant O’Bannion (8); 7. 20g-Jake Greider (1); 8. 51-Josh Fairbank (7); 9. 75-Tommy Barber (4).

4th Heat (10 Laps): 1. 4jx-Lee Grosz (3); 2. 4j-John Carney II (9); 3. 18-Ian Madsen (6); 4. 1x-Don Droud Jr. (5); 5. 91-Jeff Stasa (7); 6. 81s-Stu Snyder (4); 7. 28-Tracey Hill (8); 8. 14-Josh Riggins (2); 9. 29-Brandon Stevenson (1).

5th Heat (10 Laps): 1. 20k-Thomas Kennedy (1); 2. 9n-Wade Nygaard (2); 3. 81a-Chris Morgan (3); 4. 86-Tyler Thomas (6); 5. 21-Brian Brown (8); 6. 35l-Cody Ledger (5); 7. 50z-Zach Chappell (4); 8. 14m-Jordon Mallett (9); 9. 81-Jon Freeman (7).

Qualifier #1 (12 Laps): 1. 4j-John Carney II (6); 2. 21-Brian Brown (2); 3. E85-Tony Bruce Jr. (3); 4. 20k-Thomas Kennedy (4); 5. 91-Jeff Stasa (1); 6. 35l-Cody Ledger (8); 7. 14m-Jordon Mallett (9); 8. 51-Josh Fairbank (10); 9. 20-Luke Cranston (7); 10. 81-Jon Freeman (11); 11. 75k-Zach Daum (5); 12. 50-Randy Woodside (DNS).

Qualifier #2 (12 Laps): 1. 9jr-Derek Hagar (6); 2. 9n-Wade Nygaard (3); 3. 98-J.D. Johnson (1); 4. 45x-C.J. Johnson (5); 5. 81a-Chris Morgan (2); 6. 75-Tommy Barber (11); 7. 76-Jay Russell (9); 8. 20g-Jake Greider (10); 9. 47-Brant O’Banion (7); 10. 28-Tracey Hill (8); 11. 33l-Danny Lasoski (4).

Qualifier #3 (12 Laps): 1. 24bh-Justin Henderson (4); 2. 86-Tyler Thomas (3); 3. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (7); 4. 18-Ian Madsen (5); 5. 81s-Stu Snyder (8); 6. 72-Ray Seemann (1); 7. 17w-Harli White (2); 8. 50z-Zach Chappell (9); 9. 21k-Lou Kennedy Jr. (6); 10. 6-Kaden Taylor (10); 11. 31b-Sheldon Haudenschild (DNS).

Qualifier #4 (12 Laps): 1. 81w-Danny Wood (4); 2. 1x-Don Droud Jr. (2); 3. 2-Parker Price-Miller (3); 4. 21x-Taylor Velasquez (1); 5. 4jx-Lee Grosz (6); 6. 40-Howard Moore (7); 7. 85-Forrest Sutherland (5); 8. 1-Sean McClelland (9); 9. 14-Josh Riggins (10); 10. 33-Kris Miller (8); 11. 29-Brandon Stevenson (DNS).

1st B Feature (12 Laps/Top 4 Transfer): 1. 21k-Lou Kennedy Jr. (1); 2. 35l-Cody Ledger (4); 3. 81s-Stu Snyder (3); 4. 72-Ray Seemann (5); 5. 20g-Jake Greider (10); 6. 14m-Jordon Mallett (7); 7. 33-Kris Miller (12); 8. 47-Brant O’Bannion (9); 9. 75-Tommy Barber (6); 10. 6-Kaden Taylor (13); 11. 81a-Chris Morgan (2); 12. 33l-Danny Lasoski (DNS); 13. 1-Sean McClelland (DNS); 14. 31b-Sheldon Haudenschild (DNS); 15. 50-Randy Woodside (DNS).

2nd B Feature (12 Laps/Top 4 Transfer): 1. 21x-Taylor Velasquez (2); 2. 40-Howard Moore (4); 3. 91-Jeff Stasa (3); 4. 17w-Harli White (5); 5. 50z-Zach Chappell (10); 6. 51-Josh Fairbank (9); 7. 81-Jon Freeman (13); 8. 76-Jay Russell (7); 9. 28-Tracey Hill (11); 10. 14-Josh Riggins (12); 11. 20-Luke Cranston (8); 12. 85-Forrest Sutherland (1); 13. 75-Zach Daum (6); 14. 29-Brandon Stevenson (DNS).

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 9jr-Derek Hagar (2); 2. 81w-Danny Wood (4); 3. 4j-John Carney II (1); 4. 24bh-Justin Henderson (3); 5. 21-Brian Brown (11); 6. 45x-C.J. Johnson (6); 7. 9n-Wade Nygaard (5); 8. E85-Tony Bruce Jr. (10); 9. 1x-Don Droud Jr. (13); 10. 86-Tyler Thomas (7); 11. 4jx-Lee Grosz (8); 12. 21k-Lou Kennedy Jr. (17); 13. 2-Parker Price-Miller (15); 14. 21x-Taylor Velasquez (18); 15. 91-Jeff Stasa (22); 16. 17w-Harli White (24); 17. 72-Ray Seemann (23); 18. 20k-Thomas Kennedy (12); 19. 81s-Stu Snyder (21); 20. 98-J.D. Johnson (16); 21. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (14); 22. 35l-Cody Ledger (19); 23. 18-Ian Madsen (9); 24. 40-Howard Moore (20).

Laps led: Derek Hagar 1-25.

 

 

Veal Wins Chase Round Two, Milburn Secures Eureka Series Championship.

Jamie Veal’s domination of the 2015-16 Premier Speedway season continued tonight when he again proved the cream of the crop in a star-studded field claiming Round 2 of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship Chase, while Brett Milburn all but sealed the deal as far as securing his maiden Eureka Garages and Sheds Sprintcar Series Championship was concerned.

Veal was made to fight all the way to the finish in the 30 lap final that was punctuated by a number of tallow flag situations, including a couple within six laps of the race being completed.

At the drop of the Green it was the two Chase combatants, Veal and Robbie Farr, who diced for the ascendancy with the hard charging duo of Steven Lines and James McFadden also providing more than a handful as they traded slide jobs consistently lap after lap.

McFadden, who would eventually wind up with a second place finish, provided one of the highlights of the night, perfecting a monster slide job in turn three that real set up the battle between he and Veal.

Behind the leading trio of Veal, McFadden and the persistent Farr, Lines and Eureka Garages and Sheds Series Leader Brett Milburn were also coming on strong while John Vogels and found his niche on the Premier Speedway high banks after having transferred from the B-Main earlier in the program.

With a number of mid-pack battles, the race fans were spoilt for choice throughout the 30 lap final, with the likes of Daniel Pestka, Tim Hutchins, Ian Loudoun and Ryan Jones all battling for position.

The hard luck stories of the race began on the first lap when contact with another car resulted in Luke Dillon coming to rest precariously against the catch fence, thus putting an end to his night.

Also falling victim as a casualty of this incident was Cameron Gessner who had prior to that looked strong all night long.

On lap 16 David Murcott all but saw his hopes of snatching victory from Jamie Veal in the 2015-16 Parr Motorsports USC Victoria Premier Speedway Track Championship evaporate as he too was forced to watch the second half of the race from the infield after he too made contact with the turn one concrete fence.

Late race casualties were Ben Atkinson, Tim Rankin and the unfortunate Daniel Pestka who’s hard charging night at the office came to a close as the Victory Lane Racegear V88 slowed dramatically and retired to the in field.

The end result was Veal winning from James McFadden, who incidentally won a feature race less than 24 hours earlier at the Perth Motorplex aboard the Krikke Motorsport W2 entry, with Robbie Farr home in third.

Fourth was Steven Lines, just ahead of Brett Milburn with John Vogels, Ryan Jones, Tim Hutchins, Ian Loudoun and Jye O’Keeffe rounding out the top ten.

Danny Reidy and Darren Mollenoyux were the remaining cars to complete the journey.

Earlier in the night the heat wins went to Steven Lines, Brett Milburn, Ian Loudoun, James Gardiner, Ben Atkinson, Cameron Gessner, Jake Smith, Danny Reidy, Robbie Farr and Jack Lee.

Brad Warren won the last chance C-Main from Brayden Parr, Max Dumesny and Dion Bellman.

The B-Main saw victory go to Cameron Gessner from the newly crowned Australian 360 Sprintcar Champion – Luke Dillon, Danny Reidy, Darren Mollenoyux, Jye O’Keeffe while John Vogels claimed the sixth and final transfer spot.

The top six-shootout saw Robbie Farr record a lap of 11.580 to claim pole-position from Jamie Veal (11.596), Steven Lines (11.666), James McFadden (11.778), Brett Milburn (11.858) and Daniel Pestka (11.930).

The Eureka Garages and Sheds Series now moves onto Simpson Speedway next weekend for the Series Finale and Night Two of the Labour Clash which will also feature a $5,000.00 A-Main event.

Earlier in the night the Late Models and V8 Dirt Modified’s produced some spirited heat racing before Western Australia’s Paul Stubber showed his class in claiming the 20 lap Late Model final just ahead of Sydney’s David Doherty who showed all his class to hold out Victoria’s Justin Pearson.

The Late Models won many fans with racing around Sungold Stadium, which will have many penciling in the 2017 Australian Championship at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool ahead of their February 24 and 25 show down next year.

In the V8 Dirt Modified’s it was Daryl Hickson who led from green to checker to take the win from Paul Tindal and Craig Wicks.

The next meeting at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool is on Sunday March 27, 2016 for Night 3 of the Geelong Harley Davidson Easter Sprintcar Trail which will also feature the Super Rod Cup and a massive season ending Fireworks display as engineered by our good friends at Profire Pyrotechnics.

Tickets for this event can be pre-purchased via the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au or at the gate on race day.

 

 

Forler Flies to CSP Victory Lane

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (March 12, 2016) – Logan Forler flew to his second American Sprint Car Series Southwest Region victory in a row by wiring the field in Saturday night’s season-opening opening event atop the 1/3-mle Canyon Speedway Park clay oval

While the Washington native bested the ASCS Southwest Sprint Car ranks, other CSP Season Opener winners included Bubba Stafford in IMCA Modifieds, Chuck Thornton in Hobby Stock action, Ed Schule in Dwarf Cars and Paul Martin in Micro Sprints.

Orting, WA, native Logan Forler started on the front row outside and fought off 11th-starter Dusty Zomer from South Dakota to take ASCS Southwest Sprint Car honors ahead of J.T. Imperial with 16th-starter Wes Wofford and wingless ace R.J. Johnson rounding out the top five.

In Arizona Differential IMCA Modified action, Bubba Stafford, Jr., made the most of his front row outside starting position by racing to victory lane ahead of Joey Moriarty and NASCAR drop-in Kenny Wallace, who made his way to the show position after starting tenth.

Chuck Thornton capitalized on the pole starting position in IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades presented by Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive action by taking the checkered flag ahead of Jacob Madrid and Jason Crowe.

In Dwarf Car action, Ed Schule raced from 12th to post his second CSP win in a row ahead of 10th-starter Cory Brown and Robert Atencino while Paul Martin rallied from ninth to win the Micro Sprint feature ahead of Kyle Huttenhow and Ryan Walter.

Action continues at Canyon Speedway Park with the Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday night, March 26, featuring the USAC Southwest non-wing Sprint Cars along with Western Mod-Lites, Micro Sprints and IMCA Sport Modifieds.

Canyon Speedway Park

March 12, 2016 – Season Opener Results

ASCS Southwest Sprint Cars:

Heat One: 1. 20z-Rick Zeihl, 2. 18w-Lorne Wofford, 3. 75x-T.J. Imperial, 4. 82-Dusty Zomer, 5. 51J-R.J. Johnson, 6. 74-Colton Hardy, 7. 19-Wes Wofford, 8. 17k-Kyle Danielson.

Heat Two: 1. 2L-Logan Forler, 2. 9-Ryan Linder, 3. 91-Casey Buckman, 4. 8-Bob Ream, Jr., 5. 5c-Billy Chester, 6. 14-Cody Sickles, 7. 22b-Jesse Baker, 8. 12-James Mosher.

Heat Three: 1. 4h-James Aragon, 2. 0j-Jeremy McCune, 3. 56-Barry Martinez, 4. 7-Danny Mathis, 5. 4x-Rickey Hood, 6. 01-Kaylene Verville, 7. 2-Shad Peterson, 8. 90-Lance Norick.

“B” Main: 1. 51J-R.J. Johnson, 2. 74-Colton Hardy, 3. 5c-Billy Chester, 4. 19-Wes Wofford, 5. 4x-Rickey Hood, 6. 22b-Jess Baker, 7. 90-Lance Norick, 8. 12-James Mosher, 9. 17k-Kyle Danielson, 10. 2-Shad Peterson, 11. 14-Cody Sickles, 12. 01-Kaylene Verville.

“A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 2L-Logan Forler, 2. 82-Dusty Zomer, 3. 75x-T.J. Imperial, 4. 19-Wes Wofford, 5. 51J-R.J. Johnson, 6. 20z-Rick Ziehl, 7. 90-Lance Norick, 8. 9-Ryan Linder, 9. 8-Bob Ream, Jr., 10. 22b-Jesse Baker, 11. 56-Barry Martinez, 12. 91-Casey Buckman, 13. 5c-Billy Chester, 14. 0j-Jeremy McCune, 15. 7-Denny Mathis, 16. 18w-Lorne Wofford, 17. 12-James Mosher, 18. 4x-Rickey Hood, 19. 4h-James Aragon, 20. 74-Colton Hardy.

Arizona Differential IMCA Modifieds:

Heat One: 1. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 2. 5z-Zack Madrid, 3. 78-Steve Stultz, 4. 82-John Parmeley, 5. 65-Tim Palmer, 6. 4r-Ross Statham, 7. 44-Michael McDowell, 8. 25-Paul Nelson.

Heat Two: 1. 36-Kenny Wallace, 2. 12-Guy Norton, 3. 00-Nate Warren, 4. 51-Joey Moriarty, 5. 55-Nick Gann, 6. 1d-Mike Strobl, 7. 97-Josh Sneed.

“A” Feature: 1. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 2. 51-Joey Moriarty, 3. 36-Kenny Wallace, 4. 5z-Zack Madrid, 5. 12-Guy Norton, 6. 1d-Mike Strobl, 7. 00-Nate Warren, 8. 78-Steve Stultz, 9. 44-Michael McDowell, 10. 55-Nick Gann, 11. 97-Josh Sneed, 12. 4r-Ross Statham, 13. 82-John Parmeley, 14. 65-Tim Palmer, 15. 25-Paul Nelson.

IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades presented by Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive:

Heat One: 1. 15J-Jacob Madrid, 2. XX-Chuck Thornton, 3. 55-Merle Zachrison, 4. 16b-Richard Bennett, 5. 54-James Turensky, 6. 08-Michelle Halfill.

Heat Two: 1. 09-Paul O’Connor, 2. 99-Trenton Setelin, 3. 45k-Mark Kilian, 4. 13-Jason Crowe, 5. 24L-Ross Langer, 6. 91-Chris Boulware.

“A” Feature: 1. XX-Chuck Thornton, 2. 5J-Jacob Madrid, 3. 13-Jason Crowe, 4. 45k-Mark Kilian, 5. 55-Merle Zachrison, 6. 9-Paul O’Connor, 7. 99-Trenton Setelin, 8. 16b-Richard Bennett, 9. 08-Michelle Halfhill, 10. 24L-Ross Langer, 11. 54-James Turensky, 12. 91-Chris Boulware.

Dwarf Cars:

Heat One: 1. 87-Robert Antencino, 2. 93-A.J. Breau, 3. 61-John Ogden, 4. 11-Heather Hennessey, 5. 05-Brian Stehr, 6. 23-Jesse Kuntz, 7. 2n-Cale Rudy, 8. 96-Tyler Inscore.

Heat Two: 1. 29-Cory Brown, 2. 66-Frank Rhodes, 3. 38-Jeff Foster, 4. 46n-Mike Moyer, 5. 22-Daniel Lamm, 6. 46-Kevin Davis, 7. 47-Steve Kapaun, 8. 64-Sunny Degroat.

Heat Three: 1. 10-Helen Hennessey, 2. 88-Ed Schule, 3. 43-Tim Cotherman, 4. 27-Rusty Degroat, 5. 12-Pat Hennessey, 6. 0-Brian Hattlestad, 7. 20-Levi Rudy, 8. 26-Justin Fletcher.

“A” Feature: 1. 88-Ed Schule, 2. 29-Cory Brown, 3. 87-Robert Atencino, 4. 05-Brian Stehr, 5. 46-Kevin Davis, 6. 27-Rusty Degroat, 7. 10-Helen Hennessey, 8. 43-Tim Cothreman, 9. 11-Heather Hennessey, 10. 61-John Ogden, 11. 12-Pat Hennessey, 12. 66-Frank Rhodes, 13. 0-Brian Hattlestad, 14. 38-Jeff Foster, 15. 47-Steve Kapaun, 16. 93-A.J. Breau, 17. 46n-Mike Moyer, 18. 64-Sunny Degroat, 19. 96-Tyler Inscore, 20. 26-Justin Fletcher, 21. 20-Levi Rudy, 22. 23-Jesse Kuntz, 23. 2n-Cale Rudy.

Micro Sprints:

Heat One: 1. 41h-Colton Hardy, 2. 9x-Dennis Carrier, 3. 4-Ryan Walter, 4. 50-Ray Herrera, 5. 7kk-Mason Keefer, 6. 81-Tyler Dean, 7. 52-Cameron LaRose.

Heat Two: 1. 88-Tyler Merrill, 2. 2-Ryan Hennessey, 3. 29-Paul Martin, 4. 04j-Dale Eliason, Jr., 5. 11m-A.J. Miller, 6. 28-Mark Morin, 7. 29J-Jeff Christoferson.

Heat Three: 1. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 2. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 3. 16-Pat Wing, 4. 7-Kevin Keefer, 5. 91T-James LaRose, 6. 72-Anton Hernandez, 7. 25-Mike Sanders.

“A” Feature: 1. 29-Paul Martin, 2. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 3. 4-Ryan Walter, 4. 04j-Dale Eliason, Jr., 5. 16-Pat Wing, 6. 50-Ray Herrera, 7. 81-Tyler Dean, 8. 11m-A.J. Miller, 9. 25-Mike Sanders, 10. 52-Cameron LaRose, 11. 29J-Jeff Christoferson, 12. 91T-James LaRose, 13. 41h-Colton Hardy, 14. 9x-Dennis Carrier, 15. 7kk-Mason Keefer, 16. 28-Mark Morin, 17. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 18. 7-Kevin Keefer, 19. 2-Ryan Hennessey, 20. 88-Tyler Merrill, 21. 72-Anton Hernandez.

 

 

STEWART TRIES TO DO IT BUT SMEE SMASHES NEW NSW SPEEDCAR CHAMPIONSHIP

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

March 13, 2016

Nathan Smee survived the impressive advances of Michael Stewart to win his second NSW Speedcar Championship at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway tonight, leading home Stewart in second place and defending champion Matt Jackson in third.

Smee dominated the 30-lap Championship race until Stewart began running him down and even effected a brief pass for the lead before Smee regained the advantage and was rarely troubled after that.

“Michael took me off cruise mode,” Smee admitted on the podium, “I was having a bit of a snooze and when he went past it woke me up and I got going again. You can’t afford to give these kids a sniff, especially someone like him.”

Stewart paid tribute to his more experienced rival.

“Nathan’s a great racer,” he conceded, “I’ve always looked up to him as a racer so it was cool to race him like that. I knew he wasn’t going to let me have it easily so when he got back past me I didn’t think I’d get another chance and I was right.”

Darren Jenkins was rapid but a poor start saw him drop several positions and then fight hard to regain them before engine gremlins saw him head to the pits prematurely after showing significant speed.

Reid Mackay continued to show considerable potential in the #76 entry and his eventual sixth spot ahead of the also improving Cam Restall was a great result for both those combatants.

Official placings Speedcars:

1. Nathan Smee

2. Michael Stewart

3. Matt Jackson

4. Troy Jenkins

5. Jamie McKinlay

6. Reid Mackay

7. Cameron Restall

8. Bob Jackson

9. Gary Rooke

10. Aidan Corish

11. Braydan Willmington

12. Trevor Malouf

13. Paul Murphy

14. Dean Meadows

15. Michael Harders

16. Courtney O’Hehir

17. Jack Black

18. Don Mackay

19. Jordan Mackay

20. Anthony Chaffey DNF

21. Darren Jenkins DNF

22. Jeremy Evans DNF

23. Kaitlyn Anthony DNF

24. Michael Paice DNF

The Late Model main event success went to Darryl Grimson over Bruce McKenzie in second place and Brad Goman recording a career best third place in what was brutal affair.

Australian Speedcar Champion Michael Pickens had flown in from New Zealand at the invitation of Bruce McKenzie to steer a late model for the very first time.

“I’ve been on the look out for a long time to drive something like this,” Pickens admitted at the start of the night, “I’m really excited that it finally came up and I have to thank Bruce McKenzie and Mark Cooper for helping to make it happen.”

It took Pickens barely five hot laps to get on the pace.

He stormed to top four from the rear in Heat One, nearly won Heat Two (veteran Ron Pyne knocked him off on a late-race restart) and was looking very feisty indeed in the main event before an early race incident flattened his left rear tyre and took him out.

Pickens will return to Sydney to contest the Late Model Easternapolis in the Bruce McKenzie #66 Mastersbilt on May 7.

Veteran Ron Pyne was his usual dazzling self in the Autopro #9 and led many laps after a spectacular tussle with Darryl Grimson but a spin late in the race saw the former Aussie Sedan champion head to the rear.

Todd Bayley was fourth and promptly loaded up to drive to Warrnambool to contest the Late Model action at Premier Speedway tomorrow night in support of the Victorian Chase round.

Queenslander Ricky Robinson made an impressive debut at Valvoline Raceway in scoring a top five finish ahead of Ron Pyne in sixth and the always spectacular Nathan Disney in seventh.

Official placings Late Models:

1. Darryl Crimson

2. Bruce McKenzie

3. Brad Goman

4. Todd Bayley

5. Ricky Robinson

6. Ron Pyne

7. Nathan Disney

8. Katelyn Hickey

9. Anthony Vysma

10. Dean Hickey DNF

11. David Doherty DNF

12. Michael Hickey DNF

13. Michael Pickens DNF

14. Ben Nicastri DNF

Lachlan Onley manhandled his NSW#1 Mustang to a bruising Super Sedan main event leading home livewire Tasmanian Callum Harper in second and Andrew White in third.

The race saw some phenomenal battles between Onley, Darren Kane, Matt Sweet, Harper and Robert Carrig that were a continuation from the earlier hectic heat racing.

A multiple car crash was a premature end for leader Darren Kane in the Dominator Racecars #36 when was unable to avoid the spun Bernie Roberts, Wayne Dick, Mark Towers and Darren Anning.

Prior to that crash Kane was locked in an epic struggle with Australian champion Matt Pascoe and Tasmanian champ Callum Harper.

Harper pulled off a massive upset by scorching past into the lead and looked set for his maiden Valvoline Raceway victory before he spun on his own in turn one and two and had to go to the rear.

“I just screwed up,” Harper would later admit, “I just about had the win and I made a mistake. I was pretty happy with how we were going considering I’d done one lap of this place before when I walked around it and that was my only experience here.”

Onley was naturally pleased to get the win.

“I’m really thankful to the Harpers for coming up from Tassie and the Boettcher guys for coming down from Queensland to support this race, we had some really fast cars here tonight. I was sorry to see Kaney (Darren) go out like that but I’m pleased we could get the win.”

Official placings Super Sedans:

1. Lachlan Onley

2. Callum Harper

3. Andrew White

4. Robert Carrig

5. Wayne Dick

6. Mark Towers

7. Bernie Roberts

8. DNF Matt Pascoe

9. DNF Paul Kranitis

10. DNF Darren Kane

11. DNF Darren Anning

12. DNF Barry Towers

13. DNF Lyle Harris

The Street Stock main event went to Newcastle lady racer Kiona Sunerton who came from position eight on the grid to best Phil Clarke in second place and early leader Brendan Wakeman third.

1. Kiona Sunerton

2. Phil Clarke

3. Brendan Wakemen

4. Andrew Espener

5. Ray Tyler

6. Karl Shields

7. Joel Carrig

8. Chris Campbell

9. Shane McPhee

10. Matthew Ryan

11. Shane Saunders

12. Andrew Wakeman

13. Michael Borg DNF

14. Matt Hope DNF

15. Charlie Dodson DNF

16. Corian Sharpe DNF

17. Troy Dawes DNF

18. Dave Hamilton DNF

19. Blake Doyle DNF

20. Max Cotton DNF

The AMCA National main event success went to a thrilled Peter Markulin who steered the brand new #93 car to victory over Steve Price in second place and Darrell Kime home third.

Official placings for AMCA Nationals:

1. Peter Markulin

2. Steve Price

3. Darrell Kime

4. Billy MacPherson

5. Lindsay Cornwell

6. Wayne Simpson

7. Troy Kennedy

8. Brandon George

9. Tania Craig

10. Shannon Jennins DNF

11. John Markulin DNF

12. Terry Pankhurst DNF

13. Joe Batch DNF

14. Glen Hawkes DNF

15. Glen Kenny DNF

16. Shane Anderson DNF

17. Raymond Kime DNF

 

 

Carney sweeps Red River Roundup IMCA RaceSaver Sprint features

WICHITA FALLS, Texas ­(March 4-5) –­ John Carney II was late getting to the track Friday night, and that was the only time he was late getting anywhere during the March 4-5 Red River Roundup.

Carney won both IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Car features during the opening weekend for the new Sprint Series of Oklahoma at Red River Speedway, earning $700 on Friday and $1,000 on Saturday.

The sweep gave him 14 straight RaceSaver feature wins, including last September’s Sprint Car Nationals.

“I had a great car both nights. I could go anywhere on the track with it and that was thanks to my crew,” noted Carney, driver of the Coyote Candle Company ride.

After missing the draw and racing from ninth to second in his heat, Carney’s Friday checkers came from 14th starting in the main event. He was on time Saturday and won his heat, then started outside the front row and led all 25 laps.

Tim Crawley, Justin Melton, Zane Lawrence and Joe Wood Jr. completed the opening night top five. Jake Bubak, Andy Shouse, Wood and Crawley were second through fifth, respectively, on Saturday.

Carney was up to seventh in just two laps on opening night, making use of the lower line while much of the rest of the field opted for the high side, and was running second when the seventh circuit was scored. A lapped car came into play when he passed Crawley for the lead around midway.

“Tim ran the top side. I knew I’d have to pass him low so I started running the top in (turns) one and two and the bottom in three and four,” Carney said. “He came up on a lapped car and didn’t have quite the momentum. I had a full head of steam and was able to pass them both.”

The green flag stayed out for the first 20 circuits on Saturday. Two lapped cars separated Carney and Bubak before the caution waved with five to go.

“After the restart I just concentrated on hitting my marks,” he said. ”I was pretty sure no one would be able to catch me.”

Feature Results

March 4 – 1. John Carney II; 2. Tim Crawley; 3. Justin Melton; 4. Zane Lawrence; 5. Joe Wood Jr.; 6. Jake Bubak; 7. Andy Shouse; 8. Jake Martens; 9. C.J. Hulsey; 10. David Wilsey; 11. Logan Scherb; 12. T.J. Homkamp; 13. T. J. Michael; 14. Zack Blurton; 15. Brandon Long; 16. Sterling Hoff; 17. Michelle Melton; 18. Joey Starnes; 19. Martin Edwards; 20. John Kelley; 21. Chase Parson.

March 5 – 1. Carney; 2. Bubak; 3. Shouse; 4. Wood; 5. Crawley; 6. Justin Melton; 7. Hulsey; 8. Martens; 9. Lawrence; 10. Michelle Melton; 11. Ryan Hall; 12. Scherb; 13. Ty Williams; 14. Taylor Velazquez; 15. Tucker Doughty; 16. Blurton; 17. Chance McCrary; 18. Kaden Taylor; 19. Blake Davis; 20. Long.

 

 

Steele dominates field at Desoto Speedway

By SCOTT LOCKWOOD

Heading into the second race of the season for the Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series, Dave Steele said he had to do something he's really never done at Desoto Speedway, a venue where he has absolutely dominated over the years: run scared.

However, it was the competition that should have been running scared during Saturday's event. Steele, who was flirting with the track record during hot laps and during the heat race portion of the evening, took the lead just past the halfway point and drove on to add yet another Desoto trophy to his already impressive trophy case. Jason Kimball, who held off Mickey Kempgens to win one of the three heat races paced the field to start the 30-lap main event. Dave Steele, winner of another one of the heats, started eighth and had already charged up to second when the caution flew for Matthew Hall's spin on the second lap. Steele was sent back to fourth for the restart, but quickly joined Kempgens at the front of the field. The duo caught heavy traffic on th 10th lap and Steele stayed directly in Kempgens' tire tracks as the cars flew around the 3/8-mile oval. The leaders cleared the traffic and Steele made his move for the top spot with an outside pass in turn four just past the halfway point of the race. “He was defintely fast,” Steele said. “I think one thing that helped us when we were approaching lapped traffic was that he kept getting dirty air off their cars. Our car was good from start to finish.” Steele ran up on the pack of lapped traffic again in the final 10 laps, even lapping the fast cars of usual Desoto contenders Troy DeCaire and Sport Allen in the waning laps. Kempgens used the lapped traffic to close in on Steele in the final laps, but was unable to do anything with the two-time Little 500 champion down the stretch. “We were just running scared out there because we knew there were a lot of fast cars,” Steele said. “It was busy out there and you didn't know who was who or who was where – so we ran like a scalded dog and hope we got there first.” Kimball finished third. Shane Butler, winner of the final heat race, finished fourth and was the only other car on the lead lap. The Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series returns to action on March 19 with a feature event at Showtime Speedway.

Desoto Speedway March 5, 2016 A-Main Results 3 Dave Steele 5 Mickey Kempgens 79 Jason Kimball 18 Shane Butler 56 Blake Rose 22 Johnny Gilbertson 91 Troy DeCaire 55 Tommy Nichols 88 Sport Allen 99 Matthew Hall 2 Clayton Donaldson 86 JJ Dutton 15 Troy Thompson J1 Michael Tharp 22x Carlie Yent 85 Rex Hollinger 3 Jeff Firesteine 44 Gary Wiggins 1 Ty DeCaire 84 Ernie Teed Jr 39 Terry Taylor 4 Travis Bliemister 44p Bill Pettijohn Southern Race Fuels Heat 1 - 1) 33 Dave Steele, 2) 55 Tommy Nichols, 3) 91 Troy DeCaire, 4) 56 Blake Rose, 5) J1 Mike Tharp, 6) 44 Gary Wiggins, 7) 2 Clayton Donaldson 8) 4 Travis Bliemister Dayton Andrews Dodge Heat 2 - 1) 79 Jason Kimball, 2) 5 Mickey Kempgens, 3) 99 Matthew Hall, 4) 22 Johnny Gilbertson, 5) 88 Sport Allen, 6) 84 Ernie Teed, 7) 1 Ty DeCaire, 8) 44p Bill Pettijohn Hoosier Race Tires Heat 3 - 1) 18 Shane Butler, 2) 86 JJ Dutton, 3) 15 Troy Thompson, 4) 85 Rex Hollinger, 5) 22x Carlie Yent, 6) 3 Jeff Firesteine 7) 39 Terry Taylor -dns

 

PERRIS SPRINT CAR OPENER SENIOR AND YOUNG GUN RESULTS!

(Perris, CA, March 7, 2016) Results for the Senior and Young Gun Sprint Car Series’ at last Saturday’s Sokola Shootout at Perris Auto Speedway.

Senior Sprints (drivers 45 and over)

1. Dwayne Marcum – Riverside

2. Eddie Tafoya – Chino Hills

3. Richard McCormick – Canyon Country

4. Rick Hendrix – Palmdale

5. Bill Badger – Santa Clarita

6. Jack Hawley – Menifee

7. Steve Brown – Corona

8. Danny Parrish – Fairbanks, AK

9. Darren Slater – San Diego

Tony Lima of Hacienda Heights had a major flip that got some major air and an up close look at LoudPedal cameraman Mike Truex in Senior heat race action on Saturday. Lima was shaken, but otherwise uninjured in the violent crash. Please give photo credit to Vane.

Young Guns (drivers 14-25 with no prior sprint car experience)

1. Courtney Crone – Corona

2. Matt McCarthy – Riverside

3. Hannah Mayhew – Acton

4. Daniel Anderson – Venice

5. Malyssa Perkins – Newport Beach

Courtney Crone of Corona, who turned 15 on Monday, on the low line trying to pass teammate Daniel Anderson, 18 of Venice, in Young Gun Sprint Car action Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway. Please give photo credit to Vane.

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AND THEY ALL CHASE JAMIE

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Round One of the historic Ultimate Sprintcar Championship Chase has gone to the seemingly unstoppable Jamie Veal.

Veal powered the #35 SWI Engineering Maxim to the $10,000 victory to lead home a lively Danny Reidy in second and Max Dumesny filling out the final position on the podium in the 35 lap A-Main.

“I struggled a bit early in the race,” Veal conceded, “the track was really different tonight and it took me a while to get some clear track and find where my car was best. Danny did a great job for most of the race and I was lucky we had a restart to get a chance to run him down.”

Reidy was pleased with the runner up spot.

“From what they tell me we were pretty fast, it’s always hard to gauge how effective your set up when you’re in front but the boys told me we had a good little lead there for a while,” explained the Alice Springs born Queenslander.

Max Dumesny was loving the slick nature of the track and helping himself to some monster slide jobs in the Valvoline Maxim.

“Congratulations to Jamie for another great win, he really is the guy to beat these days. Danny and I had a great race going on behind him but neither one of us had much for him I don’t think.”

The battles within the pack were legendary with at one point a four wide battle erupting into turn one between Garry Brazier, Robbie Farr, Max Dumesny and James McFadden.

Grant Anderson was rapid in the Bandag Latrobe Valley #37, as was Sam Walsh’s #92 Rocket Maxim, Darryl Campbell really got going late in the race in the #28 Villtruck entry, Max Johnston came from back beyond the tenth row to claim a strong seventh, Matt Smith finished strongly in the #11 Barry Lewis KPC and the Dumesny brothers Matt and Marcus rounded out the top ten with ninth and tenth respectively.

Tenth for Marcus was his career best result in the Valvoline #47.

James McFadden had a frustrating night in the Westralian Diamond Drillers #25 with a mystery vibration that took him out of contention for an immediate A-Main transfer despite timing in 6th fastest in qualifying.

McFadden came out several times behind other races to try and trace the vibration but had to battle through to win the B-Main and then get as high as fourth before a mechanical gremlin reared its head again and he pulled into the pits with not long left in the race.

Until that point he was barnstorming, as is the norm.

Jordyn Brazier had moved up into fourth position in the #21 Capalaba Wreckers entry only to blow a right rear tyre when pushing forward towards a possible podium finish.

Earlier in the night Jamie Veal set Quick Time in qualifying and heat wins went to Garry Brazier, Max Dumesny, Grant Anderson and Darryl Campbell.

The Pole Shootout was won by Sammy Walsh and he started alongside Robbie Farr for the A-Main.

Farr was hectic in the A-Main and certainly in contention for a podium finish when he made contact with Max Johnston’s car heading into turn three and the Hi-Tec Oils #7 Cool rolled bringing on the red lights and ending Farr’s charge prematurely.

Final positions were:

1. Jamie Veal

2. Danny Reidy

3. Max Dumesny

4. Grant Anderson

5. Sam Walsh

6. Darryl Campbell

7. Max Johnston

8. Matt Smith

9. Matt Dumesny

10. Marcus Dumesny

11. Roddy Bellbowen

12. Jackson Delamont

13. Jimmy Matchett

14. Mitchell Dumesny

15. Ben Atkinson

16. Lachlan Abbott

17. Warren Ferguson

18. Michael Saller

19. Robbie Farr DNF

20. Jay Waugh DNF

21. Jordyn Brazier DNF

22. Garry Brazier DNF

23. James McFadden DNF

24. Jack Lee

A-Main victories in the Legend Cars went to Reagan Angel for the fourth consecutive time this season over Robbie Rawlings in second and Glen Philpott in third in a repeat of the exact finishing order

The Lightning Sprint feature went to Darren Salmon who finally emerged from almost two years of disappointment to score victory in the Kevin Waters Towing 15 lap A-Main with Matt Geering finishing second and Chris Davis coming home in third.

 

 

Thorson Tops POWRi West Season Opener.

Wichita Falls, TX March 6th 2016| On a chili evening in Texas 38 drivers signed in for competition at the season opener for the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series.

5 heat races would see drivers putting on an exciting show for those in attendance as the racing surface was in superb condition.Heat races would be won by Blake Edwards, Geo White, Carson Macedo, Austin Brown and Jason McDougal.

B-Features would be won by Steven Shebester and Justin Melton.

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma's Jason McDougal would be the nights Integrity Customs high point man and during intermission would roll a 1 on the large dice to determine there would be no inversion for the A-Feature.

Jason McDougal and Tanner Thorson would lead the field to green with McDougal getting the early jump. It wouldn't take long for things to heat up as Thorson would challenge for the lead with a slide job through turn one and 2 but McDougal wouldn't go down with out a fight and crossed under off turn 2. Thorson would take over the lead the next lap and 3 laps later the caution would fly for McDougal who had a mechanical failure.

Back under green flag racing Thorson would lead as a hard charging Harli White would battle past the 67 of Thorson. White would lead several laps before Thorson would slide for the lead through 1 & 2. While Thorson led his fellow KKM team mates Carson Macedo and Spencer Bayston would make moves through field and use the same move Thorson did to pass White.

The nights only red flag would fly at lap 20 as the 2015 Champion and Rookie of the Year Anton Hernandez would get upside down in turn 2. Back underway Thorson would lead Macedo, Robert Sellers and Tim Crawley. With only 5 to go Bayston would make his move quickly sliding up the the third position.

As the checkered flag flew Thorson would cross the line 1st with Macedo, Bayston, Sellers and Crawley rounding out the top 5. The nights hard charger would go to Robert Sellers of Mustang, Oklahoma after he started 18 to finish 4th.

. Teams that may not have ran with us tonight are encouraged to make the trip as Mr.J said he enjoyed the show so much tonight that will be adding more bonus pay. The finale of the Season Opening Weekend will conclude tomorrow night as races are set to start at 6pm.

For more info on the Lucas Oil POWRi West midget series visit www.powri.com

 

 

All Stars night to remember

As the history books will now show the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series held the Grand Final at Timmis Speedway Mildura last Saturday night and what a grand final it was. It had the works, a thrilling feature race that was unfortunately cut short 4 laps with #V33 Michael Holt taking a wild ride in 3-4 and damaging the catch fence which could not be repaired quickly. Phil Lock secured another Quick Time at the start of the night and the A Main win. The Pole Shoot Out also declared after Moule and Farrer tagged which sent both cars flipping violently. Both drivers escaped injury but unfortunately both cars and the Pit Gate were significantly damaged. Moule was out for the night as his chassis didn’t fair was well as he did. Team Farrer had the huge task of rebuilding the car for the A and for the Series Championship. The Mildura Club also had to set about repairing the gate to allow the meeting to continue. Young Rusty Hickman returned to the Series but flipped on the back straight on lap 2 of the main and the Ambulance had to attend the young driver and whilst doing this an open red was declared. The open red gave Farrer’s Team the opportunity to work on the car as they had steering issues. With Hickman finally exiting the car under his own steam the race was restarted. Lock lead the field for the restart but Corey Lincoln #V8 was hot on his rear nerf showing his nose time and time again but didn’t find the right time to make the pass. Sitting in 3rd was #S44 Dan Evans and Farrer in 4th. The pair was both hot on the heels of the top 2 and also waiting for the chance to pass. Farrer eventually getting the opportunity to slip under Evans for 3rd. #V40 Dion Bellman put on a clinic after starting from the back of the field after dropping a heat to finish in 5th place. Unfortunately Brendan Guerin who was driving for the Ruhs Brothers # SA99 normally piloted by Brad Sweet had mechanical issues and didn’t get the opportunity to show his talent. Foster had steering issues and had to pull infield. S96 Darryl Guerin with a great drive raced his way up to P6. S5 Gates another to have a talented drive finishing in 7th after starting towards the back of the A because of dropping a heat.

What a way to say goodbye to the 9th season– action, excitement, drama, a huge crowd and awesome racing, it had it all.

Contingency Winners IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Brenten Farrer - $100 cash Red Ed Sheds Lucky 7’s – Trigga Gates – drum of methanol Lucas Oil Hard Charger – Dion Bellman - Show bag of Lucas Oil products Hot Arse Award – Shaun McClure- Fire Extinguisher Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – Phil Lock– a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine Hoosier Hero A Main – Phil Lock – WAV right rear tire Bar Up Bull Bars 8 - Mark Weaver Modern Stainless Steel Nice Guy Award - Jed Bell - stainless steel front Nerf bar Hickman’s Tree Maintenance Random Draw – Brad Foster - $200 cash MD Motorsport Random Draw – Shaun McClure – complete set nerf bars

 

 

Andy Forsberg Dominates Toller Memorial

Marysville, CA (February 28, 2016) – Auburn’s Andy Forsberg was perfect in his first race of 2016. Driving the PT Shocks / PitStopUSA / Autism Awareness #7c, Forsberg set quick time in qualifying, won the eight-lap heat race and led the majority of the 25-lap main event. However, with seven laps to go, Forsberg made contact with a lapped car that resulted in a broken right front torsion arm. Tension was high around the racetrack as most people questioned if he could nurse his broken car home to a victory. Not only did he win but held a comfortable lead at the checkered flag. “I have no idea how we survived those final few laps,” said Forsberg post-race. “Our front end is pretty beat up and looks like the front axle is bent.” Yet he noted, “This is a big thing for me. I started my racing career at Ernie Purssell Speedway and that’s where I met Sherm and his family. This is a race I always wanted to win.” While Forsberg gets the accolades we’d be remised if we didn’t mention Justin Sanders and his charge to the front. Sanders did not start his heat race. This hampered his starting spot in the main event. Sanders would line up on the grid in the eight row, sixteenth spot. Sanders carved his way through the field and were one of the few drivers able to maneuver on the hammer down hooked up track. Sanders races his way up to third on lap 20 but struggled to get by second running Billy Wallace. On the final lap Sanders was able to pass Wallace to secure second spot but was too far behind Forsberg to mount a serious challenge. Wallace finished in the third spot. Two-time Toller Memorial winner Jeremy Burt finished in the fourth spot. Geoff Ensign drove a solid race and finished fifth. Heat race winners included Forsberg, Ryan Robinson and Wallace. Forsberg won an extra $100 from the Hall family by turning a lap of 12.533 in qualifying. A total of 22 drivers attended the 7th Annual Sherm and Loree Toller Memorial event. Terry Schank Jr. returned to Marysville Raceway and seemed to blend right back into the groove. Schank Jr. held off a challenge from local resident Josh Vieira to capture the $750 win. Vieira got the better of Schank in the first heat race. Those two drivers were fun to watch tonight. Finishing third in the 20 lap main event was Jimmy Christian. It was a nice comeback for Christian who was involved in an early accident. Christian was victorious in the second heat race. Marcus Smith took a nasty spill going into turn one during the main event. The flip was spectacular but happy to report he exited the damaged car quickly and seemed to be just fine. Fred Ryland is as good as they come in the Sport Mods. Ryland win the 20-lap main event and looked convincing in doing so. The Cooper team did their best to challenge Ryland but was never quite able to make it happen. Brian Cooper finished in the second spot. Todd Cooper overcame an early race mishap to comeback and finish third. Patti Ryland drove all the way up to finish in the fourth spot. Kyle Chaney survived a wild night of damage to his car and finished fifth. Mike Drake won the first eight lap heat race. Todd Cooper won the second heat race. A total of 17 Sport Mods attended the Toller Memorial. Full results are available at mylaps.com Next scheduled event at Marysville Raceway is March 12. Please visit http://www.marysvilleraceway.com/ for a list of upcoming races.

 

BATTLE OF TRENTON TQ MIDGET INDOOR FEATURE DISQUALIFICATION OF TONY DIMATTIA MOVES JIMMY BLEWETT TO SECOND

TRENTON, NJ February 28, 2016 – Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP) officials have announced a revised finish for Saturday night’s TQ Midget feature at Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, N.J.

The revision came when apparent second finisher Tony DiMattia was disqualified for a motor infraction discovered during a routine post-race inspection.

Erick Rudolph won the race and the Len Sammons Motorsports Productions VP Racing Series 2016 championship.

The post-race disqualification elevates Jimmy Blewett to the runner-up spot in the official finish and Scott Kreutter is now credited with a third place result. Kreutter was acknowledged as the race’s Hard Charger, an award sponsored by Dr. William Lowe. Kreutter started 20th in the 26-car field.

Each of the other drivers moves up one spot in the official finish with DiMattia disqualified and placed 26th and last in the running order.

The official Battle Of Trenton TQ Midget feature finish, as revised by LSMP follows.

Revised / Official TQ Midget Feature (40 Laps): 1. Erick Rudolph, 2. Jimmy Blewett, 3. Scott Kreutter, 4. Patrick Emerling, 5. Jonathan Reid, 6. Ryan Susice, 7. Bobby Holmes, 8. Nick Ladyga, 9. Shawn Nye, 10. Brett Michalski, 11. Justin Bonsignore, 12. Zane Zeiner, 13. Andrew Krause, 14. Anthony Sesely, 15. Matt Roselli, 16. Tim Buckwalter, 17. Andy Jankowiak, 18. John Ivy, 19. Rob Neely, 20. Kyle Reinhardt, 21. Mike Lichty, 22. Earl Paules, 23. Tim Nye, 24. Joey Payne, 25. Ted Christopher. Disqualified: Tony DiMattia (From Second)

ERICK RUDOLPH WINS THE BATTLE OF TRENTON AND CLAIMS LSMP VP RACING SERIES TQ MIDGET TITLE; FOUR-MINUTE SLINGSHOT THRILL IS TAKEN BY JESSE HARTMAN

TRENTON, NJ February 28, 2016 – Erick Rudolph wrapped a near-perfect weekend Saturday night at Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, N.J., when he won the 40-lap Battle Of Trenton TQ Midget Indoor race. The victory was his second of the three race Len Sammons Motorsports Productions VP Racing Series 2016 season and he earned his second straight Series title with the win.

“The car was good, as it always seems to be,” Rudolph said. “I got a break or two in lapped traffic and was able to get good restarts.”

Tony DiMattia, driving one of the four 600 Micro Sprint cars that qualified for the 26-car feature, moved by Jimmy Blewett off the final turn on the last lap to finish a shocking second; Blewett settled for third.

“I dropped back a little at the start because things happen in the early laps in these races,” DiMattia, who started 13th, said. “Then the car just started coming in.”

The finish was so close that DiMattia had to be told by his crew after the race that he had edged Blewett for the second spot.

Scott Kreutter’s advance through the field was even more profound than DiMattia’s. He earned fourth at the line from 20th starting spot. Patrick Emerling was fifth.

Jonathan Reid, pole starter Ryan Susice, Bobby Holmes, Nick Ladyga and Shawn Nye rounded out the top ten.

An eight-car, five-lap Dash that determined the order of the first four rows for the 40-lap headliner was won by Susice over Rudolph and Blewett.

Five 10-lap TQ Midget heat races with the top two finishers in each transferring to the A-Main were won by Zane Zeiner over Andrew Krause, by Andy Jankowiak ahead of Matt Roselli, by Emerling over Bobby Holmes, by Justin Bonsignore ahead of Earl Paules and by DiMattia ahead of John Ivy.

Krause’s second place finish in heat one was particularly noteworthy in that he started from the rear of the field. Holmes’ runnerup finish in heat three was remarkable in that he gained the spot over Joey Payne on a daring inside turn three pass on the final lap, and Ivy’s second spot result was worthy of note in that it was his first successful qualifying effort after previous difficulties in Atlantic City.

Mike Lichty won the D-Main for the TQs, and Ryan Tidman the C-Main. The B-Main which secured starting spots for the first four cars in the A-Main was won by Joey Payne.

Jesse Hartman started on the pole in the 20-lap Slingshot feature and stayed there throughout the race. It was a remarkable race in that Anthony Raisner challenged Hartman for the final ten laps as lapped traffic interfered with the leaders’ pace. But Hartman held, to win a race that took just four minutes and three seconds to run.

Hartman, often a Slingshot feature contender in LSMP races, won for the first time. Raisner was second and Paul Hartwig, Jr. ran his best race ever indoors to take third. Teenager Dylan Steuer was fourth and Seth Spayd fifth.

In the Slingshot preliminary racing action, Jesse Hartman, Anthony Raisner and Robbie Albreda won the three Slingshot heat races and Ed Stangle took the checkered flag in the Slingshot B feature.

Rudolph was named the LSMP Slingshot champion, based on points accrued in the Allentown, Atlantic City and Trenton Slingshot races.

The Battle Of Trenton concluded the Len Sammons Motorsports Productions VP Racing Series. Prior events at Allentown, Pa., won by Rudolph and Atlantic City, N.J., won by Sesely preceded the Trenton race.

LSMP will release its 2017 Indoor Series schedule soon. The traditional end of January Boardwalk Hall Atlantic City race will anchor the slate with events at Allentown, Pa. and Trenton, N.J.

TQ Midget Feature (40 Laps): 1. Erick Rudolph, 2. Tony DiMattia, 3. Jimmy Blewett, 4. Scott Kreutter, 5. Patrick Emerling, 6. Jonathan Reid, 7. Ryan Susice, 8. Bobby Holmes, 9. Nick Ladyga, 10. Shawn Nye, 11. Brett Michalski, 12. Justin Bonsignore, 13. Zane Zeiner, 14. Andrew Krause, 15. Anthony Sesely, 16. Matt Roselli, 17. Tim Buckwalter, 18. Andy Jankowiak, 19. John Ivy, 20. Rob Neely, 21. Kyle Reinhardt, 22. Mike Lichty, 23. Earl Paules, 24. Tim Nye, 25. Joey Payne, 26. Ted Chhristopher.

Slingshot Feature (20 Laps): 1. Jesse Hartman, 2. Anthony Raisner, 3. Paul Hartwig, 4. Dillon Steuer, 5. Seth Spayd, 6. Ed Stangle, 7. Frank Yankowski, 8. Dan Spellmon, 9. Joe Toth, 10. Matt Langbein, 11. Kyle Herve, 12. Kurt Bettler, 13. Dan Morgiewicz Jr., 14. Nick Shaw, 15. Matt Stangle, 16. Don Schmidt, 17. AJ Gerhart, 18. Robbie Albreda, 19. Chris Kurtz, 20. Cody Kline.

 

 

 

LADYGA, BLEWETT, SUSICE WIN TQ MIDGET TRIPLE 20 RACES, RUDOLPH AND BLEWETT TIE FOR FAST TIME; DALEY WINS SEVENTH CAREER LSMP CHAMP KART FEATURE; BATTLE OF TRENTON TQ FEATURE SATURDAY (TODAY), GATES OPEN AT 5 P.M.

TRENTON, NJ February 27, 2016 . . . Nick Ladyga of Voluntown, Ct., Jimmy Blewett of Howell, N.J., and Ryan Susice of Ransomville, N.Y., each punched their ticket into the 40-lap Battle Of Trenton TQ Midget feature Saturday by winning 20-lap TQ Qualifier races Friday at Sun National Bank Center. Their wins guaranteed them starting berths in Saturday night's 40-lap Battle Of Trenton feature race.

The Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP) event also saw Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y., and Blewett tie for fast time, with identical 7.045 clockings to best a 63-car TQ field.

The Champ Kart feature, run over a 20-lap distance, was won by Chris Daley of Pleasant Valley, N.Y. over Cale Ross of Lambertville, N.J. The win was Daley's seventh career LSMP Indoor Champ Kart feature and second in Sun National Bank Center.

Ladyga, a New England Modified racer, and Susice, the 2015 Ransomville Raceway Small Block Modified DIRTcar champion, had never won indoor races before. Blewett, who ran races on both dirt and asphalt in 2015, is a past indoor TQ preliminary race winner.

The common denominator among all three heat winners was their car builder, Mark Lafler of Ransomville, N.Y.

Contenders for the LSMP Indoor Series Presented By VP Race Fuels Point Championship, to be decided Saturday, had difficult Fridays. Anthony Sesely of Matawan, N.J., who had led the points heading into Friday night's events battled a misfiring car all afternoon and evening and eventually withdrew from his heat race when his car simply quit. Mike Lichty of Innerkip, Ontario, second in points, crashed in his heat race. Rudolph, also a contender, was involved in numerous mishaps in his qualifier and Andy Jankowkiak of Buffalo, N.Y., the defending winner of the Battle Of Trenton, crashed heavily and was out of his heat race early.

Blewett emerged from the Friday competition as the leader in the standings, with a guaranteed starting spot in the feature heading into Saturday's climactic event.

In the Champ Kart race, Daley moved swiftly through the field to assume command but when a caution flag flew at mid-distance, Ross muscled by Daley for the lead. Two laps later, however, Daley reasserted himself and went on to win with Ross second, James Hayden of Lake Grove, N.Y., third, Dalton Rovira of East Brunswick, N.J., fourth and AJ Jadacki of of Lakewood fifth.

Anthony Colandro of Hicksville, N.Y., Jadacki, and Daley won the three Champ Kart heat races, and Brianna Page of Brick, N.J., won the Champ Kart B Main.

Saturday's (TODAY) racing schedule consists of qualifiers and last chance races for the TQ Midgets leading up to the Battle Of Trenton 40-lap feature and a complete program of Slingshot racing, culminating in a 20-lap feature.

Gates will open at Sun National Bank Center at 5:00 PM – one hour than previous announced – to accommodate Fan Fest attendees. Fan Fest, a pre-race trackside meet-and-greet, is open to any reserved seat ticket holder or any race fan who is accompanied by a child.

Good seats remain available online at www.comcastix.com or by phone at 1-800-298-4200. Tickets may also be purchased at the Sun National Center Box Office on Saturday.

First TQ Qualifier (20 Laps): 1. Nick Ladyga, 2. Kyle Reinhardt, 3. Jonathan Reid, 4. Brandon Azzalina, 5. Mike Iles, 6. Scott Kreutter, 7. Matt Roselli, 8. Bobby Holmes, 9. Brett Michalski, 10. John Ivy, 11. Ryan Fraser, 12. Ryan Bartlett, 13. Marc Rogers, 14. Brandon McGough, 15. Chris Allen Jr., 16. Anthony Sesely, 17. Bruce Leote, 18. Ryan Tidman, 19. Steve Craig, 20. Tim Proctor, 21. Andy Jankowiak.

Second TQ Qualifier (20 Laps): 1. Jimmy Blewett, 2. Patrick Emerling, 3. Tim Buckwalter, 4. Zane Zeiner, 5. Earl Paules, 6. Josh Dalrymple, 7. Joey Payne, 8. Tony DiMattia, 9. Andy Nye, 10. Jesse Maurer, 11. Matt Remick, 12. Avery Stoehr, 13. Chad Parks, 14. Buddy Sload, 15. Aaron Bartemy, 16. Steve Kemery, 17. Jeff Kot, 18. Ronnie Flaim, 19. Ted Christopher, 20. Rob Vivona, 21. Tim Nye.

Third TQ Qualifier (20 Laps): 1. Ryan Susice, 2. Shawn Nye, 3. Alex Bright, 4. Rob Neely, 5. Justin Bonsignore, 6. Chad Jones, 7. Erick Rudolph, 8. Andrew Krause, 9. Lou Cicocni Jr., 10. Geoff Sutton, 11. Tommy Catalano, 12. Pat Bealer, 13. Jack Conover, 14. Ronnie Mullen, 15. Louie Horvath, 16. Neal Williams, 17. Bob Baker, 18. Kyle Lick, 19. Adam Bartemy, 20. Mike Lichty, 21. Matt Janisch.

Champ Kart Feature (20 Laps): 1. Chris Daley, 2. Cale Ross, 3. James Hayden, 4. Dalton Rovira, 5. AJ Jadacki, 6. Eric Zeh, 7. AJ DeSantis, 8. Blake Barney, 10. Adam Giovanetti, 11. Stephen Beattie, 12. Dominick Casola, 13. John Berger, 14. James Pape Jr., 15. Brianna Page, 16. Jimmy Wolcott, 17. Anthony Colandro, 18. Bryan Sullivan, 19. Rich Davidowitz, 20. Phil Sabatine.

 

Domain Ramsay Wins Victorian Speedway Title and Harry Ross Claims the Pikey!

Domain Ramsay’s recent run of stellar form in the Speedcar division continued at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool on Saturday night when the popular driver claimed the Victorian Speedcar Championship while Harry Ross was the toast of the Junior Sedan field when he claimed a hard fought victory in the prestigious Neville Pike Cup.

However there was to be no-denying Ramsay, capping a solid night at the wheel of the Indy Race Parts V71 entry when he claimed victory in the 30-lap feature.

Brayden Willimington was another to impress as he charged to second ahead of Paul Farrell, who like Willimington came on strong in the second half of the feature race event.

Ramsay dominated the early part of the feature event before he was challenged strongly by Anthony Chaffey aboard the immaculate V6 entry.

It appeared as if Chaffey and Willmington may have had Ramsay’s measure before contact with between Ramsay and Chaffey saw the later spin to a halt on the entry to turn two.

At the re-start it was Willmington who was handed the job of running Ramsay down, while Paul Farrell who originally started from position 12 on the grid was beginning to cut through the field.

As the laps ran down there was to be no denying Ramsay however as he proved to be a very worthy Victorian Champion taking the win from Willmington and Farrell.

Fourth home was Stewart Grant-Campbell with the South Australia 71 entry of Ben Hall finishing fifth.

Nick Parker followed them home in sixth after he had started from position 15 on the grid while seventh place went the way of Chaffey.

The top Matt Papa, Stuart Ferguson and Justin McMinn then rounded ten out.

Earlier in the night some very entertaining heat racing produced wins to Stewart Grant-Campbell, Michael Harders, Paul Murphy and Domain Ramsay.

The Junior Sedan Neville Pike Cup was a fantastic advertisement for the skill and tenacity of the junior drivers.

The Mortlake 19 entry of Harry Ross was the dominant driver in the 20 lap A-Main as he claimed a memorable win ahead of Queensland’s Maddi McGee and Angus Hollis who again impressed at the wheel of his Portland 16 entry.

The top three who were literally nose to tail for the final six or seven circulations of Sungold Stadium were followed home by Donald Young (AX43), Jake Warren (M84), Colby Lunt (AX76), Ben Micallef (W55), Luke Dingley (AX48), Brady Dignan (W8) with Carly Walsh bringing the M4 entry home with a top ten finish.

Earlier the Junior B Grade final was won by Darcy Giblin who has been impressive on both of his visits to Premier Speedway during the 2015-16 season, while second went to Katelyn Worthy who finished just ahead of third placed Jackson Van Ginneken.

In the Wingless Sprint division Simpson’s Luke Weel prepared for next weekend’s Australian Championship in fine style when he took out the 20-lap feature event.

Weel was again too strong for second placed Andy Hibbert while rounding out the podium finishers was Sam Wren.

They were followed by Glenn Watts who stormed from position 14 on the grid to run fourth just ahead of Alex Thomson aboard the V77 entry.

The next meeting at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool will be held on Sunday March 13, 2016 and will feature the penultimate round of the Eureka Garages and Sheds Sprintcar Series, which also doubles as Night Two of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship Chase.

Also on the program will be Late Models and V8 Dirt Modifieds.

 

World of Outlaws, ATX Rentals Outlaw Shootout @ Cotton Bowl Speedway 2-26-16

By JM Hallas

Paige, TX.,(Feb. 26Th, 2016) Making their first trip to the central Texas area, the World of Outlaws, Craftsman Sprint Car Series kicked off the Cotton Bowl Speedway racing season Friday night. Coming off the DIRTcar Nationals during Florida's Speedweek, the high-flying, 410 Sprinters rolled into the 3/8 mile, semi-banked, clay oval with 32 drivers looking for the inaugural ATX Rentals Outlaw Shootout trophy.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Cars travel across the country thrilling fans with some of the best Sprint Car aces in the world including multi-time and defending champ, Donny Schatz, Brad Sweet(who picked up two Florida wins), Sammy Swindell, Danny Lasoski, Daryn Pittman, Joey Saldana, Shane Stewart and former ASCS National champs, Jason Johnson and Aaron Reutzal.

There were a couple local Texas drivers trying their hand at making the show with multi-time ASCS Gulf South champ Ray Allen Kulhanek and Sam Hafertepe jr.

The track was well groomed and racy and the stands, wow, the stands were packed to capacity with a standing room only crowd that didn't know the finish that lied ahead.

Also on the nights race card were the CBS Stock Cars and Eco-Stocks.

Sweet Swipes Sprint Spoils

In front of a packed house, Brad Sweet(Huntersville, NC) made it three out of four this season in sensational fashion, besting his team mate Daryn Pittman. After battling in the top five all night, Sweet put a last lap slide job on Pittman in the final corners to get the lead. Oh, but the excitement wasn't over. The two banged wheels as they raced towards the finish line with both coming across anything but straight.

Pittman had chased early leader, Joey Saldana and turned up the heat in the last five laps to get the spot. Sweet followed in his tire tracks and the fight was on to the checkers. As the lead duo ran through traffic a slower car forced Pittman to change his line giving Sweet the opportunity to dive inside going into turn 3. Pittman tried to fight back coming off turn 4 but came up short to Sweet.

After the ever popular four-wide salute, the 24-car World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car field fired into turn 1 with Saldana getting out first. Pittman, David Gravel, Sweet and Logan Schuchart sorted out behind him. Saldana kept it on top while Pittman ran high in 1-2 then took the bottom in 3-4. The yellow waved on lap 4 when Brent Marks stalled in turn 1.

On the restart Sweet made a big move past Gravel and Pittman for third with Schuchart coming along past Gravel for fourth. The caution was back out quickly after Wayne Johnson, Sheldon Haudenschild and Dusty Zomer made contact mid pack. W. Johnson and Haudenschild went around in turn 2 and Zomer stopped on the front stretch.

Back under green Pittman retook second from Sweet while Schuchart and Gravel swapped fourth. Saldana and Pittman began to check out and just as Pittman got along side Saldana, a yellow waved for a spin by Terry McCarl in turn 4. Pittman gave Saldana a good look on the restart and was getting pressured from Sweet.

Coming to halfway it was Saldana, Pittman, Sweet, Gravel and Shane Stewart in the top five while Schuchart and Lasoski battled for sixth. Shortly after the mid-point the leaders caught traffic and the top four closed up to within a couple car lengths with ten to go. Pittman was on Saldana at lap 22 and used traffic to get by for the lead lap 24.

Saldana then faded giving up spots to Sweet and Gravel the next circuit with Donny Shatz getting fifth from Stewart. Sweet caught Pittman with two to go. As the white waved Sweet was on Pittman's tail tank. Sweet got a run on the back stretch and when Pittman had to pass a slower car, put on a picture perfect slider in turns 3-4.

Pittman did everything he could to regain momentum and chase Sweet off turn 4. As the two banged it's a surprise neither went over as they slugged it out to the checkers with Sweet in the Kasey Kahne owned, Razorback Professional Tools, Curb Records, ASE, Sage Group, Rob Cappetta powered, TI22 Chassis.

“A packed house, a last lap pass for the win, what more could you ask for,” replied Sweet. “No, you can't really have a plan in racing. I just tried to stay as close as I could. I was watching the flagman and knew how many laps there were. When we got into traffic it was just based off what Daryn(Pittman) did as to what I would do. Sammy(Swindell) kind of moved on him and he spun his tires and I got a run on him. He never saw it coming. I was able to pull the slide job off, we made a little contact coming to the line. That's racing.”

“I wasn't saving my stuff. I was going as hard as I could. I thought I was going to run second but the opportunity presented itself at the end. I got that good restart, but Daryn got me back and thought we were pretty even. He was going to be tough to beat. It was all just based off lapped traffic. It worked to our favor tonight, for sure.”

“You try to compare a new track to other places. This is a little bit Haubstadt, Tulare and few others. It's a unique track. It was different, but really racy, what more could we ask for. We try not to change too much from track to track. We worked on the car throughout the night. We hit it pretty good for the A-main. It was a great race and great crowd. A lot of people liked this place. Sure the guys that did good will like it and the guys that didn't won't, but that's how it is. It had a good top and good bottom, then the lapped traffic came into play.

“We're running the whole tour this year. It's nice to get a good start, but I've had good starts in the past and that doesn't mean anything. We've got a long way to go and it's great to have three wins under our belt and running as good as we are. It's a long season.”

ATX Rentals Outlaw Shootout

49 Brad Sweet, 9 Daryn Pittman, 5 David Gravel, 83 Joey Saldana, 15 Donny Schatz, 2 Shane Stewart, 1s Logan Schuchart, 41 Jason Johnson, 33 Danny Lasoski, 87 Aaron Reutzal, 17w Bryan Clausen, 7 Paul McMahan, 19m Brent Marks, 1 Sammy Swindell, w20 Greg Wilson, 7s Jason Sides, 2c Wayne Johnson, 8m TJ Michael, 24 Terry McCarl, 11k Kriag Kinser, 21t Ray Allen Kulhanek, 15h Sam Hafertepe jr., 31b Sheldon Haudenschild, 82 Dusty Zomer

WoO Qualifying

33 Danny Lasoski, 13.517, 5 David Gravel, 13.558, 17w Bryan Clausen, 13.656, 83 Joey Saldana, 13.678, 9 Daryn Pittman, 13.681, 49 Brad Sweet, 13.764, 1s Logan Schuchart, 13.788, 87 Aaron Reutzal, 13.792, 2 Shane Stewart, 13.803, 21t Ray Allen Kulhanek, 13.808, 41 Jason Johnson, 13.852', 2c Wayne Johnson, 13.881, 15 Donny Schatz, 13.921, 7s Jason Sides, 13.982, 1 Sammy Swindell, 14.006, 7 Paul McMahan, 14.020, 11k Kraig Kinser, 14.077, 24 Terry McCarl, 14.096, 19 Klint Angelette, 14.107, 82 Dusty Zomer, 14.173, 31b Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.219, 1a Jacob Allen, 14.222, 19m Brent Marks, 14.340, w20 Greg Wilson, 14.364, 88 Scottie McDonald, 14.370, 45x Johnny Herrera, 14.371, 17 Josh Baughman, 14.431, 8m TJ Michael, 14.482, 15h Sam Hafertepe jr., 14.517, 33m Jon Agan, 14.826, 13 Clyde Knipp, 15.257, 17x Dustin Gates, 16.012

WoO Dash(to set first 4 rows)

83 Joey Saldana, 5 David Gravel, 9 Daryn Pittman, 1s Logan Schuchart, 49 Brad Sweet, 33 Danny Lasoski, 41 Jason Johnson, 87 Aaron Reutzal

WoO Last Chance Showdown(top 4 to A-main)

11k Kriag Kinser, 7 Paul McMahan, w20 Greg Wilson, 15h Sam Hafertepe jr., 45x Johnny Herrera, 17 Josh Baughman, 1a Jacob Allen, 17x Dustin Gates, 13 Clyde Knipp, 33m Jon Agan, 19 Klint Angelette, 88 Scottie McDonald

WoO Heats(top 5 to A-main, top 2 to dash)

Heat 1; 33 Danny Lasoski, 9 Daryn Pittman, 2 Shane Stewart, 15 Donny Schatz, 31b Sheldon Haudenschild, 11k Kraig Kinser, 15h Sam Hafertepe jr., 88 Scottie McDonald

Heat 2; 5 David Gravel, 49 Brad Sweet, 21t Ray Allen Kulhanek, 24 Terry McCarl, 7s Jason Sides, 45x Johnny Herrera,1a Jacob Allen, 33m Jon Agan

Heat 3; 1s Logan Schuchart, 41 Jason Johnson, 1 Sammy Swindell, 17w Bryan Clausen, 19m Brent Marks, 19 Klint Angelette, 13 Clyde Knipp, 17 Josh Baughman

Heat 4; 83 Joey Saldana, 87 Aaron Reutzal, 2c Wayne Johnson, 82 Dusty Zomer, 8m TJ Michael, w20 Greg Wilson, 7 Paul McMahan, 17x Dustin Gates

 

 

AHG Sprintcar Series

DANIEL Harding claimed the biggest win of his sprintcar career when he led home a star-studded field in the AHG Sprintcar Series/World Series Sprintcars double at the Perth Motorplex on Friday night.

Harding started from P2 and led most of the way to win the entertaining and drama-packed 25-lap final from Steven Lines, Jason Kendrick, Dave Murcott and Brooke Tatnell.

The winner survived a handful of challenges and slide jobs from Kendrick and in the last four laps held of the hard-charging Lines to win by 0.528 of a second.

Lines was on a mission after starting from P20 and carried some awesome speed in the W3 to muscle his way forward.

Kendrick started from pole and despite the impressive slide jobs was not able to make one of them stick and take the lead.

Murcott started from P6 and was also in the mix in the latter stages as part of an entertaining race between the first five drivers

Tatnell put in one heck of the drive after struggling in qualifying and being forced to qualify for the main event after winning the B Main and starting from P15.

Jamie Veal was sixth after starting from P9 and was followed over the line by Brad Maiolo (from P11), Shaun Bradford (P18), Luke Dillon (P5), Kyle Hirst (P8), Carl Dowling (P10), Ryan Farrell (P19), Lee Nash (P16), Ben Ellement (P17) and Jamie Maiolo.

Jamie Maiolo was the first casualty, spinning out on the back straight on the first lap after starting from P3.

A few moments later there was a massive crash on the back straight with Kerry Madsen going on a very wild flip after contact with Daniel Harding.

The incident also involved a handful of other cars including Carl Dowling, Shaun Bradford, Kyle Hirst, Ryan Jones and James McFadden, with the latter two having broken chassis.

With four laps to go Jake Beard-Miller hit the fence in turns 1-2, bunching up the field for the final showdown, before Harding kept a level head to take the popular win.

Dillon set himself up for a good night after claiming quick time in qualifying from local drivers Brad Maiolo and Jake Beard-Miller.

There were some great battles in the heat races with the most spirited being in heat five between Ryan Farrell and David Priolo who were trading blows in the first couple of laps before contact on the main straight spun Priolo around.

Priolo was not happy and on the restart pulled up alongside Farrell with the two remonstrating.

Tatnell, Nash, Ellement, Bradford, Farrell and Lynton Jeffery were the top six drivers who progressed from the B Main to the back of the A Main.

Qualifying: Luke Dillon 13.549, Bradley Maiolo 13.798, Jake Beard-Miller 13.810, Lynton Jeffrey 13.840, James McFadden 13.854, Jason Kendrick 13.856, Daniel Harding 13.880, Jamie Veal 13.884, Jamie Maiolo 13.884, Lee Nash 13.928, Troy Lawson 13.950, Shaun Bradford 13.965, Dave Murcott 13.971, Kerry Madsen 13.972, Kyle Hirst 13.977, Ryan Jones 14.017, Steven Lines 14.027, James Inglis 14.047, David Priolo 14.074, Kye Scroop 14.101, Carl Dowling 14.115, Daryl Clayden 14.129, Taylor Milling 14.165, Taylor Milling 14.165, Ryan Lancaster 14.178, Ryan Farrell 14.207, Ben Ellement 14.255, Robert Watson junior 14.257, Brooke Tatnell 14.272, Corey Hunter 14.281, Jason Pryde 14.378, Andrew Priolo 14.392, Aldo De Paoli 14.485, Scott Chatwin 14.532, Mitchell Wormall 14.609.

Heat 1: 1st Ryan Jones, 2nd Ryan Farrell, 3rd David Murcott, 4th Brooke Tatnell, 5th Daniel Harding, 6th Luke Dillon, 7th Lee Nash, 8th Lynton Jeffrey, 9th Andrew Priolo, 10th Mitchell Wormall. DNF: David Priolo, Daryl Clayden.

Heat 2: 1st Ben Ellement, 2nd Kerry Madsen, 3rd Steven Lines, 4th Kye Scroop, 5th Jamie Veal, 6th Bradley Maiolo, 7th James McFadden, 8th Corey Hunter, 9th Troy Lawson, 10th Aldo De Paoli, 11th Taylor Milling.

Heat 3: 1st Carl Dowling, 2nd Kyle Hirst, 3rd Jamie Maiolo, 4th Jason Pryde, 5th Jason Kendrick, 6th Robert Watson junior, 7th Shaun Bradford, 8th Jake Beard-Miller, 9th Ryan Lancaster, 10th James Inglis, 11th Scott Chatwin.

Heat 4: 1st Ben Ellement, 2nd Brooke Tatnell, 3rd Kerry Madsen, 4th Ryan Jones, 5th Lee Nash, 6th Jamie Veal, 7th Kye Scroop, 8th Daryl Clayden, 9th Lynton Jeffery, 10th Bradley Maiolo, 11th Mitchell Wormall, 12th Aldo De Paoli.

Heat 5: 1st Ryan Farrell, 2nd Dave Murcott, 3rd Daniel Harding, 4th Jason Kendrick, 5th Shaun Bradford, 6th Ryan Lancaster, 7th Jason Pryde, 8th Luke Dillon, 9th James Inglis, 10th David Priolo, 11th Andrew Priolo.

Heat 6: 1st Carl Dowling, 2nd Steven Lines, 3rd Kyle Hirst, 4th James McFadden, 5th Jamie Maiolo, 6th Robert Watson junior, 7th Jake Beard-Miller, 8th Corey Hunter, 9th Troy Lawson, 10th Taylor Milling, 11th Scott Chatwin.

B Main: 1st Brooke Tatnell, 2nd Lee Nash, 3rd Ben Ellement, 4th Shaun Bradford, 5th Ryan Farrell, 6th Lynton Jeffrey, 7th James Inglis, 8th Ryan Lancaster, 9th Aldo De Paoli, 10th Troy Lawson, 11th Jason Pryde, 12th Mitchell Wormall, 13th Taylor Milling, 14th Scott Chatwin. DNF: David Priolo, Kye Scroop, Andrew Priolo, Daryl Clayden. DNS: Robert Watson junior and Corey Hunter.

A Main: 1st Daniel Harding, 2nd Steven Lines, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Dave Murcott 5th Brooke Tatnell, 6th Jamie Veal, 7th Bradley Maiolo, 8th Shaun Bradford, 9th Luke Dillon, 10th Kyle Hirst, 11th Carl Dowling, 12th Ryan Farrell, 13th Lee Nash, 14th Ben Ellement, 15th Jamie Maiolo. DNF: Jake Beard-Miller, Lynton Jeffery, James McFadden, Kerry Madsen and Ryan Jones.

 

 

Terry McCarl Takes Home The $10,000 Win And Becoming A Two Time Winner In The 15th Annual Ronald Laney Memorial

Tampa, FL – Terry McCarl started 5th and beat some of the best 360 drivers in the nation Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park and claimed the $10,000 prize for winning the 15th Annual Ronald Laney Memorial and wearing the King of the 360’s crown with pride.

He was pumped after finishing a masterful drive that went 40 laps of weaving through heavy traffic to stay ahead of Chad Kemenah who was close on his bumper for most of the race. At the end of the race, he had lapped up to the 10th place car, and Terry complimented track owner Al Varnadore for his track preparation. “When I started 20th on Thursday and finished 6th, then won last night and tonight, I give him a lot of credit for making the track with so many grooves that I could move around when I had to get going.”

The winner told the crowd that today was his Father’s 77th birthday and mentioned that he was not doing well and that the win would surely help. At the same time he invited the crowd to bring their kids down to the pits and have them sit in his race car and he confessed that even some adults came along and they took of the offer and sat in his race car for the first time-ever.

Being quick to credit his sponsors for many years, he mentioned Randy Bernett’s Rock and Landscaping, and Dynasty Stucco, Bosma Poultry, Don Long and his Searsbro Telephone Company, Country Builders and Construction, Rossie Feed and Growers.

When I was just keeping ahead of Kemenah and I could see his nose up close, I counted on my Hoosiers to gain some distance, “They are the best tires in the world, and my Jamie Moyle engine did the job with my A.R.T. chassis.”

At the start of the race, Chad Kemenah started on the pole but it was Danny Martin, Jr. who grabbed the lead for the first three laps before Kemenah took over until it was McCarl’s turn to lead on lap 12. A yellow on lap l7 had the field bunched up tightly with McCarl, Kemenah, Tim Shaffer,Aaron Reutzel, Mark Smith and Phil Gressman in tight formation. It was a close finish the rest of the way with McCarl and Kemenah , with Smith taking third at the end followed by Reutzel, Shaffer, Travis Rilat, Seth Bergman, Jason Sides, Danny Martin, Jr., and Thomas Kennedy.

Thanks, Jean Lynch

 

 

Terry McCarl Wins Night Number Two Of The 360’s At East Bay Raceway Park

TAMPA, FL….2/19/16…..”T-Mac”. Terry McCarl has fond memories of East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Florida. Like the last time he was crowned King of the 360’s in 2006 and there was a pond in the infield and Todd Hutto and Al Varnadore (the promoters at the time) threw him in that pond and he dragged them in with him. “I have a lot of good sponsors from this area, he told track announcer Russ Calabrese, and they have been good to me said the happy driver of the Maxim powered Moyle on Hoosiers.

The start of the 25-lap event was a draw that put Tim Shaffer on the pole with Aaron Reutzel outside him. The second row was occupied by Travis Rilat and Justin Hoffman while McCarl and Robbie Stillwaggon were in row three. Shaffer out pulled Reutzel at the start and stayed ahead but McCarl was up to third by lap three and was leading by lap ten.

Two single car yellows caused on lap 24 by Michael Miller and Thomas Kennedy both on the backstretch were the only pauses in McCarl’s run to the checkered. He was followed by Shaffer, Rilat, Reutzel and Mark Smith in the top five. Chad Kemenah finished in sixth, and Jason Sides, Phil Gressman, Danny Martin,jr. and Justin Hoffman followed in the top ten.

The top six in points after Thursday and Friday are locked in to the 40-lap King of 360’s and they are Tim Shaffer, Terry McCarl, Jason Sides, Chad Kenemah, Travis Rilat and Danny Martin, Jr. The remainder of the field will run heats and B-Mains.

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360 Sprints 2/19/2016
A-Main:
1. Terry McCarl (Altoona, IA), 2. Tim Shaffer (Aliquippa, PA), 3. Travis Rilat (Forney, TX), 4. Aaron Reutzel (Clute, TX), 5. Mark Smith (Sunbury, PA), 6. Chad Kenemah (Alvada, OH), 7. Jason Sides (Bartlett, TN), 8. Phil Gressman (Fremont, OH), 9. Danny Martin Jr (Tampa, FL), 10. Justin Hoffman (Pottesville, NJ), 11. Lou Kennedy (Winnipeg, BC), 12. Thomas Kennedy (Winnipeg, BC), 13. Robbie Stillwaggon (Burlington, NJ), 14. AJ Maddox (Tampa, FL), 15. Caleb Helms (Findlay, OH), 16. Michael Miller (Pascagoula, MS), 17. Danny Smith (Chillicothe, OH), 18. Parker Price-Miller (Kokomo, IN), 19. Morgan Turpen (Cordova, TN), 20. Terry Gray (Bartlett, TN),

B-Main 1:
1. AJ Maddox (Tampa, FL), 2. Parker Price-Miller (Kokomo, IN), 3. Michael Miller (Pascagoula, MS), 4. Caleb Helms (Findlay, OH), 5. Shawn Dancer (Delphos, OH), 6. Mitch Brown (Brantford, ON), 7. Kevin Albert (Lebanon, PA), 8. Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL), 9. Dylan Westbrook (Scotland, ), 10. Mark Ruel Jr. (Jacksonville, FL), 11. Sean Murray (Jacksonville, FL), 12. Shawn Donath (South Onondaga, NY), 13. Freddie McCall (Brewton, AL), 14. Nick Roberts (Bloominburg, OH),

B-Main 2:
1. Mark Smith (Sunbury, PA), 2. Phil Gressman (Fremont, OH), 3. Danny Martin Jr (Tampa, FL), 4. Morgan Turpen (Cordova, TN), 5. Seth Bergman (Shawnee, OK), 6. Alex Hill (SIx Nations, ON), 7. Johnny Petrozelle III (Denton, NC), 8. Parker Evans (St. Owego, NY), 9. Nicholas Snyder (Marco Island, FL), 10. Klint Angelette (Thibodaux, LA), 11. Kevin Roberts Jr. (Washington, OH), 12. Will Hull (Plain Field, VT), 13. Tony Agin (Fort Myers, FL), 14. Travis Bliemeister (Venice, FL),

Heat Race 1:
1. Tim Shaffer (Aliquippa, PA), 2. Danny Martin Jr (Tampa, FL), 3. AJ Maddox (Tampa, FL), 4. Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL), 5. Alex Hill (SIx Nations, ON), 6. Travis Bliemeister (Venice, FL), 7. Ryan Bowers (Ham Lake, MN),

Heat Race 2:
1. Terry Gray (Bartlett, TN), 2. Johnny Petrozelle III (Denton, NC), 3. Justin Hoffman (Pottesville, NJ), 4. Morgan Turpen (Cordova, TN), 5. Mitch Brown (Brantford, ON), 6. Mark Ruel Jr. (Jacksonville, FL), 7. Klint Angelette (Thibodaux, LA),

Heat Race 3:
1. Jason Sides (Bartlett, TN), 2. Thomas Kennedy (Winnipeg, BC), 3. Aaron Reutzel (Clute, TX), 4. Shawn Donath (South Onondaga, NY), 5. Seth Bergman (Shawnee, OK), 6. Nicholas Snyder (Marco Island, FL), 7. Nick Roberts (Bloominburg, OH),

Heat Race 4:
1. Robbie Stillwaggon (Burlington, NJ), 2. Shawn Dancer (Delphos, OH), 3. Danny Smith (Chillicothe, OH), 4. Caleb Helms (Findlay, OH), 5. Will Hull (Plain Field, VT), 6. Tony Agin (Fort Myers, FL), 7. Sean Murray (Jacksonville, FL),

Heat Race 5:
1. Travis Rilat (Forney, TX), 2. Chad Kenemah (Alvada, OH), 3. Michael Miller (Pascagoula, MS), 4. Phil Gressman (Fremont, OH), 5. Johnny Gilbertson (Dover, FL), 6. Kevin Albert (Lebanon, PA), 7. Kevin Roberts Jr. (Washington, OH),

Heat Race 6:
1. Terry McCarl (Altoona, IA), 2. Parker Price-Miller (Kokomo, IN), 3. Lou Kennedy (Winnipeg, BC), 4. Mark Smith (Sunbury, PA), 5. Dylan Westbrook (Scotland, ), 6. Freddie McCall (Brewton, AL), 7. Parker Evans (St. Owego, NY),

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360 Sprints 2/19/2016  Points
1. (419)Tim Shaffer (Aliquippa, PA), 2. (417)Terry McCarl (Altoona, IA), 3. (417)Jason Sides (Bartlett, TN), 4. (414)Chad Kenemah (Alvada, OH), 5. (413)Travis Rilat (Forney, TX), 6. (412)Danny Martin Jr (Tampa, FL), 7. (406)Aaron Reutzel (Clute, TX), 8. (404)Lou Kennedy (Winnipeg, BC), 9. (403)Thomas Kennedy (Winnipeg, BC), 10. (402)Mark Smith (Sunbury, PA), 11. (402)Phil Gressman (Fremont, OH), 12. (391)Caleb Helms (Findlay, OH), 13. (390)Danny Smith (Chillicothe, OH), 14. (385)Terry Gray (Bartlett, TN), 15. (385)Morgan Turpen (Cordova, TN), 16. (385)Seth Bergman (Shawnee, OK), 17. (379)Justin Hoffman (Pottesville, NJ), 18. (379)Robbie Stillwaggon (Burlington, NJ), 19. (374)Parker Price-Miller (Kokomo, IN), 20. (373)Sean Murray (Jacksonville, FL), 21. (373)Michael Miller (Pascagoula, MS), 22. (371)Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL), 23. (366)Klint Angelette (Thibodaux, LA), 24. (358)Mitch Brown (Brantford, ON), 25. (355)Shawn Dancer (Delphos, OH), 26. (353)Johnny Petrozelle III (Denton, NC), 27. (352)Nicholas Snyder (Marco Island, FL), 28. (351)Dylan Westbrook (Scotland, ), 29. (347)Parker Evans (St. Owego, NY), 30. (347)Kevin Albert (Lebanon, PA), 31. (346)Mark Ruel Jr. (Jacksonville, FL), 32. (345)Shawn Donath (South Onondaga, NY), 33. (345)Tony Agin (Fort Myers, FL), 34. (344)Will Hull (Plain Field, VT), 35. (344)Alex Hill (SIx Nations, ON), 36. (343)Kevin Roberts Jr. (Washington, OH), 37. (339)Freddie McCall (Brewton, AL), 38. (339)Nick Roberts (Bloominburg, OH), 39. (338)Travis Bliemeister (Venice, FL), 40. (202)AJ Maddox (Tampa, FL), 41. (198)Matt Kurtz (Jacksonville, FL), 42. (181)Ryan Bowers (Ham Lake, MN), 43. (175)Johnny Gilbertson (Dover, FL), 44. (0)Tyler Godwin (Tampa, Fl),

 

 

Jason Sides Wins Night Number One For King Of The 360 Sprints At East Bay Raceway Park

TAMPA, FL…….2/18/16…..Jason Sides, who took the night off from practice at East Bay Raceway Park, to go fishing at 5:30 A.M. Thursday morning, capped off his evening with a $2,000 win over the best of a field of 43 cars that were here from coast to coast. They came from Vermont to California, Snohomish, Washington to Winnipeg, Canada for the $l0,000 prize to be awarded at the end of the three-day affair to crown the King of 360’s.

Shawn McMurray and Aaron Reutzel led the 20-car field to the green flag but it was the high-flying Reutzel (last year’s runner-up) who showed the way around the cushion for the first thirteen laps before the field was slowed by a four car pile-up by Lou Kennedy, Shawn Murray, Klint Angelettep and spoiling a good run for fourth starting Caleb Helms. By lap 15, second place Mark Smith dropped from contention after suffering front-end damage coming out of four when he touched wheels with Reutzel ending the night for last year’s winner of the big event.

Meanwhile, Sides was up to fourth by lap 15 and was second by lap l7 and leading by lap 18 with Danny Martin, Jr. on his tail. The race went non-stop from that point on and Sides just kept building momentum from that point on, lapping two cars in the process and building a margin of victory of 3.238 seconds at the finish.

Martin was a distant second followed by Chad Kenemah, Tim Shaffer and Seth Bergman, Terry McCarl, Travis Rilat, Lou Kennedy, Thomas Kennedy and Phil Gressman in the top ten.
The top six for the feature were determined by luck of the draw and the complete results follow.
Thanks, Jean Lynch for East Bay Raceway Park

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360 Sprints 2/18/2016
A-Main:
1. Jason Sides (Bartlett, TN), 2. Danny Martin Jr (Tampa, FL), 3. Chad Kenemah (Alvada, OH), 4. Tim Shaffer (Aliquippa, PA), 5. Seth Bergman (Shawnee, OK), 6. Terry McCarl (Altoona, IA), 7. Travis Rilat (Forney, TX), 8. Lou Kennedy (Winnipeg, BC), 9. Thomas Kennedy (Winnipeg, BC), 10. Phil Gressman (Fremont, OH), 11. Johnny Gilbertson (Dover, FL), 12. Danny Smith (Chillicothe, OH), 13. Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL), 14. Aaron Reutzel (Clute, TX), 15. Matt Kurtz (Jacksonville, FL), 16. Mark Smith (Sunbury, PA), 17. Caleb Helms (Findlay, OH), 18. Klint Angelette (Thibodaux, LA), 19. Morgan Turpen (Cordova, TN), 20. Terry Gray (Bartlett, TN),

B-Main 1:
1. Chad Kenemah (Alvada, OH), 2. Phil Gressman (Fremont, OH), 3. Klint Angelette (Thibodaux, LA), 4. Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL), 5. Mitch Brown (Brantford, ), 6. Nicholas Snyder (Marco Island, FL), 7. Dylan Westbrook (Scotland, ), 8. Tony Agin (Fort Myers, FL), 9. Johnny Petrozelle III (Denton, NC), 10. Mark Ruel Jr. (Jacksonville, FL), 11. Kevin Roberts Jr. (Washington, OH), 12. Shawn Dancer (Delphos, OH), 13. Nick Roberts (Bloominburg, OH), 14. Kevin Albert (Lebanon, PA),

B-Main 2:
1. Thomas Kennedy (Winnipeg, BC), 2. Danny Smith (Chillicothe, OH), 3. Travis Rilat (Forney, TX), 4. Terry McCarl (Altoona, IA), 5. Parker Price-Miller (Kokomo, IN), 6. Michael Miller (Pascagoula, MS), 7. Robbie Stillwaggon (Burlington, NJ), 8. Justin Hoffman (Pottesville, NJ), 9. Ryan Bowers (Ham Lake, MN), 10. Shawn Donath (South Onondaga, NY), 11. Parker Evans (St. Owego, NY), 12. Will Hull (Plain Field, VT), 13. Travis Bliemeister (Venice, FL), 14. Freddie McCall (Brewton, AL), 15. Johnny Gilbertson (Dover, FL), 16. Alex Hill (SIx Nations, ON),

Heat Race 1:
1. Morgan Turpen (Cordova, TN), 2. Tim Shaffer (Aliquippa, PA), 3. Robbie Stillwaggon (Burlington, NJ), 4. Mitch Brown (Brantford, ), 5. Nick Roberts (Bloominburg, OH), 6. Freddie McCall (Brewton, AL), 7. Johnny Petrozelle III (Denton, NC), 8. AJ Maddox (Tampa, FL),

Heat Race 2:
1. Mark Smith (Sunbury, PA), 2. Thomas Kennedy (Winnipeg, BC), 3. Terry McCarl (Altoona, IA), 4. Parker Price-Miller (Kokomo, IN), 5. Nicholas Snyder (Marco Island, FL), 6. Dylan Westbrook (Scotland, ), 7. Johnny Gilbertson (Dover, FL),

Heat Race 3:
1. Matt Kurtz (Jacksonville, FL), 2. Jason Sides (Bartlett, TN), 3. Justin Hoffman (Pottesville, NJ), 4. Kevin Albert (Lebanon, PA), 5. Will Hull (Plain Field, VT), 6. Kevin Roberts Jr. (Washington, OH), 7. Alex Hill (SIx Nations, ON),

Heat Race 4:
1. Sean Murray (Jacksonville, FL), 2. Lou Kennedy (Winnipeg, BC), 3. Chad Kenemah (Alvada, OH), 4. Travis Rilat (Forney, TX), 5. Ryan Bowers (Ham Lake, MN), 6. Tony Agin (Fort Myers, FL), 7. Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL),

Heat Race 5:
1. Aaron Reutzel (Clute, TX), 2. Klint Angelette (Thibodaux, LA), 3. Seth Bergman (Shawnee, OK), 4. Shawn Dancer (Delphos, OH), 5. Parker Evans (St. Owego, NY), 6. Mark Ruel Jr. (Jacksonville, FL), 7. Shawn Donath (South Onondaga, NY),

Heat Race 6:
1. Caleb Helms (Findlay, OH), 2. Terry Gray (Bartlett, TN), 3. Danny Martin Jr (Tampa, FL), 4. Phil Gressman (Fremont, OH), 5. Michael Miller (Pascagoula, MS), 6. Danny Smith (Chillicothe, OH), 7. Travis Bliemeister (Venice, FL),

 

 

Rilats Hat trick – Reed’s dare

Flying in from the States only 5 days ago Travis Rilat again took line honours taking out the win for the Tyson Perez Memorial for the third year in a row. With an emotional win Rilat acknowledged again that this is a very special show and he will continue to compete in it as long he can. He thanked the Seymour Team for again making this possible for him. “Lap traffic was starting to make it interesting and I was taking my time a bit and then I remembered the signal Tyson used to give me during a yellow light – he would indicate me to grow a set and get up high and go around the outside, so that’s what I did and it worked. This event truly is a great tribute to him.”

With an awesome drive young Jake Tranter came home in 2nd followed closely by Chris Solomon, Mark Caruso and Paul Solomon rounding out the top 5.

Tranter started the night well picking up the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award with an 11.188. He also locked in as high points and won the Pole Shoot Out dice with Matt Reed. This then gave him first option if he wanted to accept “Spuds Dare” and the chance to pick up $1000 if he finished on the Podium. He laughed but declined the offer and it was then given to Matt Reed and after minor discussion with his car owner decided to have a go with this. “Yep we will have a go”. Reed was well on his way to completing the dare after being up to P5 when engine failure forced him infield and denying him the chance of the cash.

Tranter lined up on Pole with Mark Caruso sitting in 2. Chris Solomon driving the Bartlett Auto’s SA75 started in 3 and USA29 Rilat in 4. Tranter got the start but after one lap the field had to stop after an incident that involved 7 cars blocking turn 2 and bringing on the reds to allow time to sort the cars out. Lumbar, Corey Lincoln, Lock and Newcombe all unfortunately having to sit on the infield to remainder of the race as a result. Tranter lead for the majority of the race with Rilat sitting in 2nd until he found the right time and swooped past for the lead in the dying stages. Caruso was fast in 3rd with Solomon chasing him down. The minors were having their own race with lap traffic making the show interesting on a great race track that allowed passing. Paul Solomon, Ely, Bellman, O’Neil, Farrer, Gardiner all putting on a show for the crowd.

A Main results: 1st USA 29 Travis Rilat, 2nd SA45 Jake Tranter, 3rd SA75 Chris Solomon, 4th SA33 Mark Caruso, 5th V7 Paul Solomon, 6th SA22 Chad Ely, 7th NT24 Jamie O’Neil, 8th V40 Dion Bellman, 9th V23 Jimmy Gardiner, 10th SA44 Daniel Evans, 11th SA18 Jed Bell, 12th V34 Brenten Farrer, 13th SA16 Jack Gartner, 14th SA57 Rory Button- DNF, 15th ACT49 Matt Reed-DNF, 16th V91 Brad Warren-DNF, 17th V4 Phil Lock-DNF, 18th V8 Corey Lincoln-DNF, 19th V65 Kane Newcombe-DNF, 20th V64 Eddie Lumbar- DNF.

Heat winners: V34 Brenten Farrer, SA16 Jack Gartner, SA11 Scott Enderl, SA45 Jake Tranter, SA57 Rory Button, USA29 Travis Rilat

Contingency Winners IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Dion Bellman - $100 cash Red Ed Sheds Lucky 7’s – Jamie O’Neil – drum of methanol Lucas Oil Hard Charger – Daniel Evans - Show bag of Lucas Oil products Hot Arse Award – Brad Warren - Fire Extinguisher Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – Jake Tranter– a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine Hoosier Hero A Main – Travis Rilat – WAV right rear tire Bar Up Bull Bars 8- Dion Bellman Modern Stainless Steel Nice Guy Award – Jack Gartner – stainless steel front Nerf bar Hickman’s Tree Maintenance Random Draw – Daniel Evans - $200 cash

 

 

Steele steals the hearts with pre-valentines victory at Showtime Speedway

Tampa, Florida-February 14, 2016
The Southern Sprintcar Shootout Series roared into action at Showtime Speedway for their inaugural event to start of the 2016 Championship campaign. Nineteen (19) Sprint Cars signed in for the day events all looking for a pre-valentine’s day hardware and nice paycheck.
After three qualifying heats were run, the top for would redraw for their starting positions for the 35 lap A-main. The front row would see a pair of Rookies with Ty Decaire and Clayton Donaldson bringing the field to the green. Ty Decaire would set the early pace until the first cautions for a slowing Clayton Donaldson on the back straightaway.
On the ensuring restart Mickey Kempgens would take control of the event with Dave Steele closing in fast. Steele would find himself deep in the starting field by drawing the 12th starting position of the 19 car field. Steele would set off on a mission to track down the early leader Mickey Kempgens who had build up a lead till another caution would fly bunching the field up again. On the restart Steele would take control of the event and race to the inaugural win for the new series. Rounding out the Top 5 were Mickey Kempgens, Ty Decaire, Jason Kimball and Johnny Gilbertson.
The BG Products bounce was awarded to 8th place Shane Butler, 9th Matthew Hall and 10th Troy Thompson. The Allstar Performance contingency certificate went to race winner David Steele.
The next event for the BG Products Southern SprintCar Shootout Series will be at Desoto Speedway on March 5th.
A-Main;
1)33 Dave Steele 2) 5 Mickey Kempgens 3) 1 Ty Decaire 4) 79 Jason Kimball 5) 22 Johnny Gilbertson 6) 56 Blake Rose 7) 14 Aaron Pierce 8) 18 Shane Butler 9) 99 Matthew Hall 10) 15 Troy Thompson 11) 22x Jessica Bean 12) 14jr Justin Appleby 13) 85 Rex Hollinger 14) J1 Michael Tharp 15) 44 Gary Wiggins 16) 84 Carlie Yent 17) 55 Tommy Nichols 18) 2 Clayton Donaldson 19) 88 Sport Allen

Heat 1:
79 Kimball, 33 Steele, 22x Bean, 2 Donaldson, 85 Hollinger, 18 Butler, 44 Wiggins

Heat 2:
88 Allen, 1 Ty Decaire, 22 Gilbertson, 55 Nichols, J1 Tharp

Heat 3:
5 Kempgens, 14 Pierce, 99 Hall, 56 Rose, 15 Thompson, 14jr Appleby, 84 Yent.

The 2016 Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series is proudly sponsored by: BG Products, Hoosier Racing Tires, Steel Performance, Sunoco Race Fuels, Southern Race Fuels, Dayton Andrews Dodge and Allstar Performance.
For more information like our Facebook page @Southern Sprintcar Shootout Series or our Website at Southernsprintcarshootout.us

On Sunday, February 14, 2016 11:49 AM, Rick Day <racingboss68@yahoo.com> wrote:

Race Results
Showtime Speedway February 13, 2016
A-Main Results
1. 33 Dave Steele
2. 5 Mickey Kempgens
3. 1 Ty DeCaire
4. 79 Jason Kimball
5. 22 Johnny Gilbertson
6. 56 Blake Rose
7. 14 Aaron Pierce
8. 18 Shane Butler
9. 99 Matthew Hall
10. 15 Troy Thompson
11. 22x Jessica Bean
12. 14jr Justin Appleby
13. 85 Rex Hollinger
14. J1 Mike Tharp
15. 44 Gary Wiggins
16. 84 Charlie Yent
17. 55 Tommy Nichols
18. 2 Clayton Donaldson
19. 88 Sport Allen
Heat 1
1.79 Jason Kimball
2. 33 Dave Steele
3. 22x Jessica Bean
Heat 2
1. 88 Sport Allen
2. 1 Ty Decaire
3. 22 Johnny Gilbertson
Heat 3
1. 5 Mickey Kempgens
2. 14 Aaron Pierce
3. 99 Matthew Hall

 

 

AHG Sprintcar Series

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2016

CALIFORNIAN Kyle Hirst won a tyre-frying feature race in the combined round 11 of the AHG Sprintcar Series/round 9 of Enzed World Series Sprintcars at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night

Hirst started on the outside of the front row and next to two-time Australian champion David Murcott for the 30-lap final.

It was the first WSS win of the season for Hirst and the WA-based Monte Motorsport that claimed the final – only just – from Steven Lines and Brooke Tatnell.

As the pilot of the W17 crossed the line his left rear tyre exploded just like it had done on many of his rivals’ cars but he held on for the popular win by just 0.310 of a second.

The track was abrasive on tyres in the main event with many heading infield after the track put too much pressure on the left rears.

Lines was a big mover in the main event, coming out of P15 and working his way through traffic quickly to be in a position to pounce.

Tatnell also dug deep in the W2 after suffering suspension damage in a heat race and struggling during the qualifying part of the show.

He started from P9 and worked hard for the podium finish.

Victorian Jamie Veal started from P3 and finished fourth, ahead of local drivers Shaun Bradford (from P11), Ryan Farrell (P16), Callum Williamson (P19) and Jamie Maiolo (P7).

Veal was the early leader over Murcott even in the early stages it was obvious that Lines was on a mission and was making up some serious ground, up as high as fourth within a few laps.

Williamson spun around in turn three after just a few laps, forcing a restart and putting him to the rear of the field.

Hirst was all over the back of Veal for the next few laps and looked like he was about to land a telling blow before Ian Madsen and Lee Nash came together on the fence in pits bend on lap six, putting them out of the contest.

Daniel Harding rode out wild flip in turn two on lap eight for the first red light stoppage.

Hirst went under Veal for the lead on the restart and opened up a handy advantage that he maintained through lapped traffic.

Lines by this stage had moved up to second just before Andrew Priolo belted the fence in pits bend on lap 22 for another red light stoppage.

It was a tense moment for Hirst just before this as he came up on backmarker Kye Scroop and nearly came undone but he was able to keep the car rolling and maintain his lead.

Jason Kendrick and James McFadden both went out of the contest with six remaining when their left rear tyres exploded.

Brad Maiolo, Ben Ellement and David Murcott also all ended on the infield with no rubber on their left rear rims.

Earlier in the night Dillon set Quick Time in qualifying with a 13.870-second lap, bettering that of Murcott’s 13.919 and Hirst’s 13.972.

Local driver Harding won the first heat race and did it again later on in the show with other qualifiers going the way of Troy Lawson (also twice), Andrew Priolo and Kendrick.

Lines, Farrell, Nash, Scroop, Williamson and Andrew Priolo qualified for the A Main after being the first six across the line in the incident-packed B Main that produced a bit of carnage.

Mitchell Wormall took the points for the flip of the night after getting air time before rolling back onto his wheels in spectacular fashion.

The race was declared after 13 laps when Jason Pryde flipped in pits bend.

Qualifying: Luke Dillon 13.870, Dave Murcott 13.919, Kyle HIrst 13.972, Jamie Maiolo 14.018, David Priolo 14.024, Jamie Veal 14.047, Ian Madsen 14.062, Ben Ellement 14.128, Brooke Tatnell 14.130, James McFadden 14.171, Steven Lines 14.172, Shaun Bradford 14.195, Robert Watson jnr 14.210, Jason Kendrick 14.221, Lee Nash 14.263, Kye Scroop 14.270, Ken Sartori 14.271, Bradley Maiolo 14.304, Daniel Harding 14.336, Jake Beard-Miller 14.402, Ryan Farrell 14.429, Taylor Milling 14.435, Mitchell Wormall 14.486, Callum Williamson 14.525, Jason Pryde 14.532, Corey Hunter 14.560, Andrew Priolo 14.566, James Inglis 14.576, Troy Lawson 14.576, Scott Chatwin 14.638, Daryl Clayden 14.658.

Heat 1: 1st Daniel Harding, 2nd Jason Pryde 3rd James Inglis, 4th Robert Watson jnr, 5th James McFadden, 6th Taylor Milling, 7th Ian Madsen, 8th Jamie Maiolo, 9th Luke Dillon, 10th Kye Scroop, 11th Daryl Clayden.

Heat 2: 1st Troy Lawson, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Dave Murcott, 4th Corey Hunter, 5th Ben Ellement, 6th Mitchell Wormall, 7th Steven Lines, 8th David Priolo. DNF: Jake Beard-Miller and Ken Sartori.

Heat 3: 1st Andrew Priolo, 2nd Kyle HIrst, 3rd Ryan Farrell, 4th Bradley Maiolo, 5th Jamie Veal, 6th Shaun Bradford, 7th Callum Williamson, 8th Brooke Tatnell, 9th Lee Nash, 10th Scott Chatwin.

Heat 4: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Dave Murcott, 3rd Corey Hunter, 4th Jamie Maiolo, 5th Kye Scroop, 6th James McFadden, 7th Daryl Clayden, 8th James Inglis, 9th Taylor Milling, 10th Ben Ellement. DNS: Jake Beard-Miller.

Heat 5: 1st Daniel Harding, 2nd Jason Pryde, 3rd Jamie Veal, 4th Bradley Maiolo, 5th Shaun Bradford, 6th Luke Dillon, 7th Ian Madsen, 8th Robert Watson jnr, 9th Scott Chatwin. DNF: Callum Williamson.

Heat 6: 1st Troy Lawson, 2nd Lee Nash, 3rd Andrew Priolo, 4th Ryan Farrell, 5th Brooke Tatnell. DNF: David Priolo, Mitchell Wormall, Ken Sartori, Steven Lines and Kyle Hirst.

B Main: 1st Steven Lines, 2nd Ryan Farrell, 3rd Lee Nash, 4th Kye Scroop, 5th Callum Williamson, 6th Andrew Priolo, 7th Daryl Clayden, 8th Taylor Milling, 9th James Inglis, 10th Scott Chatwin. DNF: Jason Pryde, Robert Watson, Troy Lawson, Jake Beard-Miller, Corey Hunter and Mitchell Wormall.

A Main: 1st Kyle Hirst, 2nd Steven Lines, 3rd Brooke Tatnell, 4th Jamie Veal, 5th Shaun Bradford, 6th Ryan Farrell, 7th Callum Williamson, 8th Jamie Maiolo. DNF: Bradley Maiolo, Ben Murcott, Dave Murcott, Luke Dillon, James McFadden, Jason Kendrick, David Priolo, Kye Scroop, Andrew Priolo, Daniel Harding, Ian Madsen and Lee Nash.

 

 

JASON BATES DOUBLES UP IN GOULBURN

Official release: NSW Wingless Sprints February 9, 2016

Jason bates is making a habit of winning when the NSW Wingless Sprints visit regional tracks. He repeated his effort from Gilgandra late last month to take a hard fought win from Sean Dicker and Jeff Neve who earnt his first podium finish in the Wingless division.

The race between Bates and Dicker was great for all of the fans who turned out to see the Wingless Sprints compete in the Motoradco Radiator Service and Aussie Forklift Repairs NSW Club Championship in action.

In the end though, Bates proved too strong to record his second away main event in a row.

Following Bates, Dicker and Neve was Jason Davis who is also a model of consistency this season, rookie Chris McInerney, Sean Mayo, Ashleigh Jack, Rod Granger, Peter Granger and Jason Martin rounded out the top ten.

Eleventh home was Terry McInerney and he was followed home by Scott McInerney, Lou Pacchiarotta, Steve Bugatto and Steve Pacchiarotta was the last classified finisher. Non finishers were Marshall Blyton, Blake Darcy, Mark Blyton and Troy Carey. John McRae was disqualified from the results.

The NSW Wingless Sprints would like to once again thank Speedway NSW and in particular Marion Baxter for the use of the transponder decoder and Justin from the Goulburn Formula 500s for driving to Newcastle to get the decoder from Marion and operating the timing system.

Also a big thanks to the officials from Goulburn Speedway for all of their help, too.

The NSW Wingless Sprints will next be in action this Saturday night, February 13 at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway. The night will be in aid of raising funds for the Breast Cancer Foundation. All women will be admitted free general admission on that night.

A massive thanks to our club championship sponsors for 2015/2016, Motoradco Radiator Service and Aussie Forklift Repairs.


 

 

Reed breaks the drought.

In a hard fought battle last night at Horsham’s Blue Ribbon Raceway Matthew Reed crossed the line first to add another feature win to his impressive resume. Only the second time back this season for the ACT49 Team Reed had a calculated drive thru traffic for 30 laps. Young Brayden Parr again showed his raw talent bringing the V71 home in 2nd and Farmer Phil Lock rounding out the top three.

Reed lined up on the Pole with Foster sitting in 2, with young gun’s Corey Lincoln & Brayden Parr sitting behind them in 3 & 4. The total combined age of the second row not even totally the age of one driver on the front row! So again the All Stars had the “Master’s & Apprentices” lined up together to kick off an A Main. Reed got the start from Foster with Parr swooping into second immediately. Foster slipping back a couple of positions only to finally tag the wall in turn 3 and flip onto his side bringing on the only red for the night and also ending his. Tricky track conditions challenged a few drivers and the yellows were bought on a couple of times. Brenten Farrer, Jimmy Gardiner & Dion Bellman all bringing on the yellows at various stages of the race and having to do it all again from the rear. Farrer driving back up to 4th place & Bellman back up to 7th. Gardiner eventually pulling infield with mechanical issues. Consistency again displayed by Corey Lincoln in his Lincolns Earthmoving V8 being rewarded by 5th place and also allowing him to maintain his lead in the Series Championship.

Jed Bells SA18 locked into the Pole Shoot Out but didn’t get the results he wished in the A pulling infield with brake problems. Another young SA rookie who shows improvement each time he hits the track is SA16 Jack Gartner and finishing 6th in the A.

The series held its annual charity raising event with donations this season being given to the Safe Steps Family Violence Foundation. Thanks to Christine Farrer for giving her time to sell raffle tickets throughout the very hot afternoon. Raising $850 is rewarding result for all involved.

A Main results: 1st ACT49 Matt Reed, 2nd V71 Brayden Parr, 3rd V4 Phil Lock, 4th V34 Brenten Farrer,
5th V8 Corey Lincoln, 6th S16 Jack Gartner, 7th V40 Dion Bellman, 8th V85 Colin Lincoln, 9th V65 Kane
Newcombe, 10th S11 Scott Enderl, 11th ACT82 Justin Morris, 12th V33 Michael Holt- DNF, 13th V91
Brad Warren-DNF, 14th V11 Brad Foster- DNF, 15th V23 Jimmy Gardiner-DNF, 16th S18 Jed Bell-DNF,
17th V87 Shaun McClure-DNF

Heat winners: V34 Brenten Farrer, V8 Corey Lincoln, A49 Matt Reed, V71 Brayden Parr

Contingency Winners
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Brad Foster - $100 cash
Red Ed Sheds Lucky 7’s – Dion Bellman – drum of methanol
Lucas Oil Hard Charger –Colin Lincoln - Show bag of Lucas Oil products
Hot Arse Award - Kane Newcombe - Fire Extinguisher
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – Phil Lock– a year’s subscription to Oval Express
Magazine
Hoosier Hero A Main – Matt Reed – WAV right rear tire
Bar Up Bull Bars 8- Colin Lincoln
Modern Stainless Steel Nice Guy Award – Justin Morris – stainless steel front Nerf bar
Hickman’s Tree Maintenance Random Draw – Jimmy Gardiner - $200 cash

 

 

THE SLIM AND ZACH SHOW

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

February 5, 2015

Michael “Slim” Pickens and Zach Daum put on a master class tonight to run first and second in the Preliminary night 20-lapper at Valvoline Raceway to kick off the Rod Bowen’s Prestige Smash Repairs Australian Speedcar Championship.

American Daum took the lead early in his GRD #14 Eagle in the uninterrupted main event before Kiwi champ Pickens got by in the Sirrom Racing #38 King to take the number one spot and never relinquish it.

“This is a great way to start our Australian Championship assault,” grinned the iconic Kiwi throttle-stomper in victory lane, “I can’t thank Brett Morris and Shaun Insley enough for the car tonight. Apart from losing our brakes in an earlier heat we’ve been right where we need to be. It feels good to go into tomorrow night with a win, even if it’s only a preliminary.”

Daum was clearly thinking about tomorrow night already.

“Hats off to Michael he did a great job but I know we can be better tomorrow. We’ll give some thought to where we can improve and come back for Night Two with a new game plan. We were fast tonight, especially in that earlier heat race when we came from the back, that was fun.”

Despite finishing second to Pickens Daum is on top of the points for tomorrow night.

Fellow American Brady Bacon came home in third after being impressive all night in the Precision Air #70 Spike.

“I found the track a little crazy tonight, particularly down in turn three and four where it was slick but still had a bit of bite in it. We’ll learn from tonight and get after it for the title. I feel good here and I’m grateful for Gavin and all the guys from Precision for this opportunity.”

West Aussie Dayne Kingshott started the night in disastrous fashion with front end damage and a DNF in his first heat but the #24 Bunbury Subaru entry was rapid in charging from the eleventh row of the grid to an eventual fifth place finish hot on the heels of American Alex Bright in the Graham Jones Racing #4 Spike!

Defending champion Adam Clarke brought the Polar Ice Spike home in sixth place ahead of the aggressive American Andrew Felker, Kiwi Hayden Williams, Queenslander Brendan Palmer eighth (the first QLD car home) Sydney’s Troy Jenkins ninth and West Aussie Todd Waddell rounding out the eleven.

Braydan Willmington rewarded his new sponsors and family for the investment in a new Beast with twelfth ahead of Kaiden Manders, Bob Jackson, Rusty Whittaker, Cameron Restall, Austin Prock, Paul Farrell and Troy Jordan the last registered car in nineteenth position.

DNF’s were Michael Kendall, Lee Redmond, Troy Ware, Tyler Thomas and Brad Mosen.

Fifteen heat races were conducted on Night One with a remaining group of five heats tomorrow night.

Top 20 in the RBPSR Australian Speedcar Championship after Night One are:

1. Zach Daum 70

2. Michael Pickens 66

3. Brady Bacon 65

4. Tyler Thomas 61

5. Hayden Williams 61

6. Andrew Felker 56

7. Troy Jenkins 56

8. Brad Mosen 51

9. Adam Clarke 49

10. Alex Bright 49

11. Michael Kendall 44

12. Troy Ware 44

13. Darren Jenkins 44

14. Cameron Restall 43

15. Lee Redmond 42

16. Rusty Whittaker 42

17. Todd Waddell 42

18. Dayne Kingshott 41

19. Brendan Palmer 40

20. Matt Jackson 38

Hard luck stories came thick and fast including Nathan Smee who was chasing his tail all night with a new car and engine program on debut for the event. Engine issues hampered the former Aussie champ and he’ll have to dig deep tomorrow night.

Both Michael Stewart and former Aussie champ Neville Lance also hurt motors and face engine changes before tomorrow night.

Night Two of the Championship is conducted tomorrow night – February 6, with the remaining one heat group, the preliminary mains and then the 40-lap Championship final.

The AMCA Nationals main event was won by Matt Hardy who edged out his father Russ Hardy in second place and Shane Cartwright rounding out the podium.

The Hardy men were rapid all night and certainly deserved their 1-2 finish.

“I’d like to thank my wife Narelle for signing the cheques and allowing Matt and I to do this,” grinned Russ.

“Yeah, thanks Mum,” echoed Matt.

 

 

SESELY WINS 14TH ANNUAL NAPA KNOW HOW GAMBLER’S CLASSIC THREE QUARTER MIDGET RACE; BOUC, SPELLMAN CLAIM CHAMP KART AND SLINGSHOT FEATURE RACES AT ATLANTIC CITY’S BOARDWALK HALL

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 31, 2016 . . . Anthony Sesely of Matawan, N.J., became the first three time winner of the NAPA Know How Gambler’s Classic Three Quarter (TQ) Midget feature Saturday night by driving what amounted to a perfect race in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall.

“The car got better as the race went on,” Sesely said. “We’re back with the setup we used to win the 2013 and 2014 race. I couldn’t be happier.”

Sesely, who was a non-factor in the 2015 race, started first in the 40-lap main event by winning the TQ Dash, a five lap race among the nine drivers in time trials and Friday night heat race points.

Sesely fought off a variety of challengers who moved to second. In order, Mike Lichty, Ryan Tidman, Jimmy Blewett, Erick Rudolph, Ryan Flores, and, ultimately Andy Jankowiak trailed Sesely’s chain driven 600 Micro but could never complete a pass.

Jankiowiak’s second place ended a troubled and challenging weekend for the upstate New Yorker. Justin Bonsignore authored a well-driven race to finish a solid third while Micro Sprint specialist Kyle Lick amazed TQ regulars with a fourth place run. Lichty was fifth.

Zane Zeiner, Jimmy Blewett, Nick Ladyga, Tim Buckwalter and a disconsolate Erick Rudolph rounded out the top ten.

Danny Bouc of Plumsteadville, Pa., outran Donnie Nall and Chris Daley to win the 24-car, 25-lap Champ Kart main event. Bouc advanced steadily through the pack, taking the lead from Nall on lap thirteen. Once in front, Bouc withstood a pair of restarts, one of which cleared lapped traffic from in front of him, to win the race, his first Indoor Champ Kart win.

The triumph was the first for Bouc in an Indoor Champ Kart race after many years of trying.

“I can’t believe it,” Bouc said with his long-time girlfriend Elizabeth Taylor at his side. “I’ve come close many times and I finally got one.”

Dan Spellmon of Butler, N.J., won the 24-car, 25 lap Slinger Warehouse Slingshot feature. Cody Kohler and Kyle Herve were second and third.

Spellmon passed Kohler at the halfway mark for the lead and once in front got some crucial elements of fortune with the way the race flowed.

“The car was getting freer and freer but I was able to hang on,” Spellmon said. “I got a couple of breaks the way the yellow flags fell and was good enough at the end to hold off everybody.”

Kohler finished second, the beneficiary of a late race penalty imposed on Simon Egan, who had taken second and was on the move. But officials penalized Egan two spots for a late race restart infraction. Kohler regained second to finish there with Herve taking third. Egan was fourth.

Six TQ Heat races Saturday night were to determine main event starters. Andy Jankowiak won the first one over Justin Bonsignore, with Joey Payne finishing ahead of Brad Lamberson to snare heat two.

Matt Roselli grabbed the third heat ahead of actual third place finisher Matt Janisch after Brandon Knupp’s car was disqualified for weighing in light. Heat four was taken by Bob Baker ahead of DJ Shaw.

The fifth TQ prelim was grabbed by Friday fast time trialer Ryan Flores ahead of Pat Bealer and heat six was claimed by Ryan Susice with Andrew Krause, who came from a ninth place start to a second place finish.

Three final TQ B-Mains settled the final three starting spots for the Gambler’s Classic. The trio of B-Main winners were Patrick Emerling, Nick Ladyga, and Pat Bealer.

On Saturday afternoon, two TQ Last Chance Races, a pair of Slingshot B-Mains, and a duo of Champ Kart affairs pared the field of drivers for the Saturday night features.

TQ Last Chance events were won by Jack Conover and Andrew Krause. The win for Conover was his second preliminary win of the weekend, having won the Friday TQ Non-Qualifier event.

Slingshot B-Mains were won by Michael Glass and Chris Kurtz with Damon Paul and Demetrious Drellos finishing runners-up to the two event victors.

Champ Kart B-Mains were won by Daniel Doyle, Jr. and A.J. DeSantis, chased by Jeremy Tuttle and Alex Colesanto respectively.

The Indoor Three Quarter Midget Race Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels resumes over the weekend of February 26-28 at Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, N.J.

14th Annual Gamblers Classic TQ Midget Feature (40 Laps): 1. Anthony Sesely, 2. Andy Jankowiak, 3. Justin Bonsignore, 4. Kyle Lick, 5. Mike Lichty, 6. Zane Zeiner, 7. Jimmy Blewett, 8. Nick Ladyga, 9. Tim Buckwalter, 10. Erick Rudolph, 11. Rob Neely, 12. Matt Janisch, 13. DJ Shaw, 14. Matt Roselli, 15. Ryan Flores, 16. Brad Lamberson, 17. Pat Bealer, 18. Scott Kreutter, 19. Patrick Emerling, 20. Ryan Tidman, 21. Joey Payne, 22. Tony DiMattia, 23. Bob Baker, 24. Ryan Susice, 25. Andrew Krause, 26. Rob Vivona.

Champ Kart Feature (25 Laps): Danny Bouc, 2. Donnie Nall, 3. Chris Daley, 4. Joe Pacovich, 5. Zack Myers, 6. Jonathan Cash, 7. Anthony Colandro, 8. Mike Perry, 9. Jerry Mullis, 10. Richie Davidowitz, 11. Eric Zeh, 12. Daniel Doyle Jr., 13. Dalton Rovira, 14. AJ Jadacki, 15. Jake Shelley, 16. Ryan Kendall, 17. Jeremy Tuttle, 18. AJ DeSantis, 19. Ryan Swartz, 20. Alex Colesanto, 21. James Hayden, 22. Joey Bruning, 23. James Pape Jr., 24. Cale Ross.

Slingshot Feature (25 Laps): 1. Dan Spellmon, 2. Cody Kohler, 3. Kyle Herve, 4. Simon Egan, 5. Demetrios Drellos, 6. Nick Shaw, 7. Matthew Stangle, 8. Kevin VanValkenburg, 9. Joe Kata, 10. Ken Reeder, 11. Frank Yankowski, 12. Cody Kline, 13. John Aumick, 14. Kurt Bettler, 15. Chris Kurtz, 16. Joe Toth, 17. Jerry Schott Jr., 18. Dillon Steuer, 19. Damon Paul, 20. Brett Bieber, 21. Ed Stangle, 22. Seth Spayd, 23. Matt Langbein, 24. Michael Glass.

 

 

Matt Kurtz Repeats History In Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints On Saturday Night At East Bay Raceway Park

GIBSONTON — At East Bay Raceway on Saturday night for night number two of the 40th Annual Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park as it was Matt Kurtz repeating history from one year ago winning the Saturday night 25-lap feature event for the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints.

First caution of the race came out on lap two as Andrew Griffin spun and then again on lap four as Griffin’s night was done.

Matt Kurtz was leading for the first six laps until defending Champion AJ Maddox took over the lead but Kurtz was quick to take it back and not look back.

Red flag came out on lap twenty as Shawn Murray rode turn four wall and almost launched himself out of the track. The catch fence did its job and put him back onto the track. Murray was okay as the fans applauded him as he climbed out of the car.

Kurtz went to Victory Lane with a smile on his face as he made it two years in a row for the Winternationals for the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints. “The track was tricky tonight as I saw fellow competitor and friend AJ Maddox show his nose at one point and thought I need to get on the gas” Kurtz said in Victory Lane. He thanked his sponsor Hardy Maddox for letting him drive for him and the awesome motor built by Robert Delgado.

Action continues tomorrow night with the UMP/EBRP Open Wheel Modifieds for night number 3 for the Sunshine State Modified Tour. For information, visit eastbayracewaypark.com or call 813-677-7223.

Top Gun Sprints 1/30/2016 A-Main:1. Matt Kurtz (Jacksonville, FL), 2. AJ Maddox (Tampa, FL), 3. Johnny Gilbertson (Dover, FL), 4. Tim George (Venice, FL), 5. David Kelley (Plant City, FL), 6. Freddie McCall (Brewton, AL), 7. Travis Bliemeister (Venice, FL), 8. Tony Agin (Fort Myers, FL), 9. Daniel Peeples (Riverview, FL), 10. Dylan Colding (Lithia, FL), 11. Guy Bos (Largo, FL), 12. Kurt Taylor (Brandon, FL), 13. Shawn Murray (Jacksonville, FL), 14. Keith Butler (Riverview, FL), 15. Johnny Petrozelle III (Denton, NC), 16. Aileen Collins-Love (Lando Lakes, FL), 17. Andrew Griffin (Clearwater, FL), 18. Dennis Misuraca (Sanford, FL), 19. Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL)

Heat Race 1:1. AJ Maddox (Tampa, FL), 2. Dylan Colding (Lithia, FL), 3. Matt Kurtz (Jacksonville, FL), 4. Johnny Petrozelle III (Denton, NC), 5. Andrew Griffin (Clearwater, FL), 6. Travis Bliemeister (Venice, FL), 7. Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL)

Heat Race 2:1. Johnny Gilbertson (Dover, FL), 2. David Kelley (Plant City, FL), 3. Daniel Peeples (Riverview, FL), 4. Guy Bos (Largo, FL), 5. Kurt Taylor (Brandon, FL), 6. Aileen Collins-Love (Lando Lakes, FL)

Heat Race 3:1. Keith Butler (Riverview, FL), 2. Dennis Misuraca (Sanford, FL), 3. Tim George (Venice, FL), 4. Shawn Murray (Jacksonville, FL), 5. Tony Agin (Fort Myers, FL), 6. Freddie McCall (Brewton, AL)

 

 

Hodges & Marriott Headline Winter Challenge Finale!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (January 30, 2016) – Josh Hodges and Hunter Marriott brought the curtains down on Canyon Speedway Park’s Winter Challenge 2016 with impressive drives to victory lane in Saturday night’s fifth and final round of the mini-series atop the 1/3-mile clay oval.

While Hodges earned his second USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast non-wing Sprint Car feature victory of the series and Marriott picked up his second win as well in IMCA Modified action, other Saturday night winners included George Fronsman in IMCA Stock Car vs. Pure Stock action, Paul O’Connor in IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades and Danny Wagner in Dwarf Cars.

After sliding past front row starter Stevie Sussex for the lead on the second round, Tijeras, NM, shoe Josh Hodges countered several strong Bryan Clauson sliders to take Saturday night’s $4,000 USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car feature winner’s share.

It was the second $4,000 victory of the five-race series for Hodges aboard the Jackson Compaction/Ortega’s Appliance/MVT No. 74x after topping last Sunday’s Round Three feature.

“This is awesome, it’s fun to race with these guys I look up to,” Hodges said in victory lane. “There’s no one better than Bryan (Clauson), he raced me clean.”

With Hodges racing into the lead early, Clauson just needed three laps to charge from sixth into second as he pursued a fourth win of the series.

Clauson challenged early but nearly looped it turn two on the 11th round. Clauson made the save, with the race’s only caution flying moments later for a disabled mount in turn one.

With the balance of the 30-lapper run off in non-stop fashion, Clauson kept the pressure on and twice slid by Hodges in turns one and two in the final handful of rounds only to have Hodges successfully counter to retain command.

After Clauson got a good piece of the turn two wall with the lap 28 slider, Hodges had a clear run to his second win of the year. Clauson settled for second with R.J. Johnson, Charles Davis, Jr., and Andrew Reinbold rounding out the top five.

Just as Hodges denied Clauson a four-for-five Winter Challenge effort, Missouri’s Hunter Marriott did the same to Ricky Thornton, Jr., by racing to victory lane in Saturday night’s non-stop 25-lap finale.

Marriott worked past Ryan Gaylord for the lead five laps in the main event and then fought off Thornton, Jr., the rest of the way to take his second Winter Challenge score aboard the Strange Oval/Friesen Chevrolet No. 62 entry.

“It has been fun racing with Ricky out here,” Marriott commented in victory lane. “He pushes us so hard here, if it weren’t for him I don’t that we would have to work as hard as we have this week.”

Marriott made a masterful move through a gaggle of lapped cars a handful of laps before the checkered flag to secure the win with Thornton, Jr., settling for second as Paul Stone, Gaylord and Anthony Roth rounded out the top five.

Entering the night knotted with Matt Martinez aboard the Pure Stock Winter Challenge win charts at two, George Fronsman added that coveted third win by racing from fourth to take the checkered flag ahead of Cody Center, Martinez, Lonnie Foss and Mark Madrid.

Paul O’Connor took Renegade honors ahead of Richard Bennett and Troy Barnes while Danny Wagner beat 13th-starter Derek Rosse and 10th-starter Tony Martin to the stripe in Dwarf Car action.

Canyon Speedway Park fires back to life with the 28th Annual Desert Classic on February 26-27 featuring the Arizona Differential IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars vs. SCRA Stock Cars, Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades, Dwarf Cars and Micro Sprints.

Canyon Speedway Park

January 30, 2016 – Winter Challenge 2016 Night Five of Five Results

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars:

Heat One: 1. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 2. 51-R.J. Johnson, 3. 98-Matt Lundy, 4. 16-Mike Martin, 5. 55-Tony Everhart, 6. 45-Bob Strait, 7. 50x-Will Perkins, 8. 11w-Dillon Tanner.

Heat Two: 1. 21az-Stevie Sussex, 2. 74x-Josh Hodges, 3. 2x-Larry Gibson, 4. 0k-Kenny Perkins, 5. 54-Landon Cling, 6. 27w-Guy Weedman, 7. 5x-Matt McCarthy.

Heat Three: 1. 16b-Bryan Clauson, 2. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 3. 20-Shon Deskins, 4. 5-Tye Mihocko, 5. 48T-Thomas Ogle, 6. 56-Spencer Hill, 7. 22b-Brian Hosford.

“A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 74x-Josh Hodges, 2. 16b-Bryan Clauson, 3. 51-R.J. Johnson, 4. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 5. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 6. 16-Mike Martin, 7. 48T-Thomas Ogle, 8. 20-Shon Deskins, 9. 5-Tye Mihocko, 10. 22b-Brian Hosford, 11. 0k-Kenny Perkins, 12. 54-Landon Cling, 13. 98-Matt Lundy, 14. 45-Bob Strait, 15. 2x-Larry Gibson, 16. 27w-Guy Weedman, 17. 50x-Will Perkins, 18. 5x-Matt McCarthy, 19. 11w-Dillon Tanner, 20. 55-Tony Everhart, 21. 21az-Stevie Sussex, 22. 56-Spencer Hill.

IMCA Modifieds:

Heat One: 1. 198-Robert Sawyer II, 2. 66p-Paul Stone, 3. 71-Brent Schlafmann, 4. 51-Joey Moriarty, 5. XXX-Jessie Rogotzke, 6. 17-Justin Miller, 7. 06az-Tommy Wyman.

Heat Two: 1. 44-Jason Noll, 2. 62-Hunter Marriott, 3. X-Josh Rogotzke, 4. 59-Mark Stewart, 5. 56d-Garth Dushanek, 6. 12-Guy Norton, 7. 15s-William Slocum.

Heat Three: 1. 60-Anthony Roth, 2. 7r-Ryan Gaylord, 3. 5z-Zack Madrid, 4. 78-Steve Stultz, 5. 87-Curt Lund, 6. 19sb-Lance Mari, 7. 14a-Chase Alvez.

Heat Four: 1. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 4tw-Tim Ward, 3. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 4. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 5. 00-Nate Warren, 6. 25-Paul Nelson, 7. 8-George Stange.

“B” Main: 1. 87-Curt Lund, 2. 19sb-Lance Mari, 3. XXX-Jessie Rogotzke, 4. 12-Guy Norton, 5. 00-Nate Warren, 6. 78-Steve Stultz, 7. 17-Justin Miller, 8. 14a-Chase Alvez, 9. 15s-William Slocum, 10. 25-Paul Nelson, 11. 8-George Stange, 12. 06az-Tommy Wyman.

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 62-Hunter Marriott, 2. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 3. 66p-Paul Stone, 4. 7r-Ryan Gaylord, 5. 60-Anthony Roth, 6. 4tw-Tim Ward, 7. 44-Jason Noll, 8. 87-Curt Lund, 9. 198-Robert Sawyer II, 10. 51-Joey Moriarty, 11. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 12. 71-Brent Schlafmann, 13. 19sb-Lance Mari, 14. X-Josh Rogotzke, 15. 12-Guy Norton, 16. 59-Mark Stewart, 17. 5z-Zack Madrid, 18. 56d-Garth Dushanek, 19. 00-Nate Warren, 20. XXX-Jessie Rogotzke, 21. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 22. 78-Steve Stultz, 23. 17-Justin Miller, 24. 14a-Chase Alvez.

IMCA Stock Cars vs. Pure Stocks:

Heat One: 1. $-Cody Center, 2. 17-Harland Morehart, 3. 7-Steve Bitting, 4. 19w-John Thomas, 5. 06az-Kenny Wyman, Jr., 6. 15-Mark Madrid, 7. 11-Richard Veralrud, 8. 00-Lonnie Foss.

Heat Two: 1. 23jr-Matt Martinez, 2. 41-George Fronsman, 3. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 4. 3-Ashley Stafford, 5. 41r-Robert Linn, 6. 97L-Stephen Lumpkin, 7. 18-Terry Skorick.

“A” Feature: 1. 41-George Fronsman, 2. $-Cody Center, 3. 23jr-Matt Martinez, 4. 00-Lonnie Foss, 5. 15m-Mark Madrid, 6. 7-Steve Bitting, 7. 17-Harland Morehart, 8. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 9. 06az-Kenny Wyman, Jr., 10. 41r-Robert Linn, 11. 3-Ashley Stafford, 12. 18-Terry Skorick, 13. 19w-John Thomas, 14. 11-Richard Veralrud, 15. 97L-Stephen Lumpkin.

IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades:

Heat One: 1. 5z-Merle Zachrison, 2. 54-James Turensky, 3. 101-Troy Barnes, 4. 9-Paul O’Connor, 5. 13-Jason Crowe, 6. 16b-Richard Bennett, 7. 14T-Tommy Esquerra, 8. 23-Dave Barnes, 9. 5-Shea Kendig, 10. 15-Wayne Dunsworth.

“A” Feature: 1. 9-Paul O’Connor, 2. 6b-Richard Bennett, 3. 101-Troy Barnes, 4. 54-James Turensky, 5. 5z-Merle Zachrison, 6. 5-Shea Kendig, 7. 15-Wayne Dunsworth, 8. 14T-Tommy Esquerra, 9. 13-Jason Crowe, 10. 23-Dave Barnes.

Dwarf Cars:

Heat One: 1. 12v-John Isabella, 2. 00x-Grant William, 3. 10-Ryan Hennessey, 4. 78c-Jason Woods, 5. 47-Steve Kapaun, 6. 66-Frank Rhodes, 7. 33h-Jim Slaugh, 8. 16r-Jerry Hunter.

Heat Two: 1. 11b-Darren Brown, 2. 2-Mike Williams, 3. 41-Tony Martin, 4. 27-Rusty Degroat, 5. 40-Derek Rosse, 6. 46-Mike Moyer, 7. 11-Heather Hennessey, 8. 86c-Jenn Lessig.

Heat Three: 1. 11d-Danny Wagner, 2. 76-Glenn Sciarani, 3. 2n-Cale Rudy, 4. 4x-Cecilia Dillie, 5. 17x-Sonny Wahl, 6. 88r-Keith Welch, 7. 12-Pat Hennessey.

Heat Four: 1. 18h-Jerry Hislop, 2. 19-John Foster, 3. 75c-Bill Tracey, 4. 76x-Brian Hatlestad, 5. 20-Levi Rudy, 6. 11r-Charlie Drager, 7. 75r-Don Morrison, 8. 55-John Levitt.

“B” Feature: 1. 40-Derek Rosse, 2. 4x-Cecilia Dillie, 3. 88r-Keith Welch, 4. 76x-Brian Hatlestad, 5. 11r-Charlie Drager, 6. 20-Levi Rudy, 7. 11-Heather Hennessey, 8. 33h-Jim Slaugh, 9. 16r-Jerry Hunter, 10. 12-Pat Hennessey, 11. 75r-Don Morrison, 12. 17x-Sonny Wahl, 13. 47-Steve Kapaun, 14. 46-Mike Moyer, 15. 66-Frank Rhodes, 16. 86c-Jenn Lessig, 17. 27-Rusty Degroat, 18. 78c-Jason Woods, 19. 55-John Levitt.

“A” Feature: 1. 11d-Danny Wagner, 2. 40-Derek Rosse, 3. 41-Tony Martin, 4. 76-Glenn Sciarani, 5. 33h-Jim Slaugh, 6. 4x-Cecilia Dillie, 7. 18h-Jerry Hislop, 8. 11r-Charlie Drager, 9. 75c-Bill Tracey, 10. 19-John Foster, 11. 16r-Jerry Hunter, 12. 17x-Sonny Wahl, 13. 76x-Brian Hatlestad, 14. 2n-Cale Rudy, 15. 20-Levi Rudy, 16. 88r-Keith Welch, 17. 12-Pat Hennessey, 18. 75r-Don Morrison, 19. 11-Heather Hennessey, 20. 11b-Darren Brown, 21. 00x-Grant William, 22. 2-Mike Williams, 23. 10-Ryan Hennessey, 24. 12v-John Isabella.

 

 

Veal Heads Up An All South West Victorian Podium

Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Champion Jamie Veal continued his golden run at Premier Speedway this evening when he claimed victory in the Preliminary Feature event to cap off proceedings for night two of the 2016 Lucas Oil Australian Sprintcar Championship.

With Chace Karpenko producing a career best qualifying performance throughout his two qualifying night heat races, the driver of the NT21 started from pole position for the 30 lap feature event.

Alongside Karpenko was the ACT18 of 2014 Knoxville Raceway Track Champion Ian Madsen and it was Madsen who stole the march in his rivals as he led the field after the opening lap as Veal began to move forward from his position four starting position.

On lap two, the S22 of Chad Ely was the first retirement after his front wing became dislodged.

With Madsen trying to run and hide the large crowd on hand were treated to multiple slide jobs as both Madsen and Veal traded blows and positions at the front of the field.

On lap 13 the yellow lights blinked on as Robbie Farr ground to a halt in the NQ7 entry after he too enjoyed a near faultless qualifying run which saw the 2004 Aussie Champ begin the race from position three.

The next major delay in proceedings came when the power plant on the Q36 entry of Luke Oldfield expired, depositing a large amount of oil on the racing surface, which resulted in a lengthy red light stoppage.

At the resumption it was Madsen who again led the way while Veal continued to work the high side of the track as the gap closed. Then on lap 25 Veal managed to slide Madsen for the lead on the entry to turn one before Madsen spun the ACT18 on entry to turn three resulting in the demise of not only the one time race leader but also Chace Karpenko who has strode his way into podium contention, while Steven Lines dynamic run from position nine also was impeded slightly as he flipped the W3 machine resulting in severe top wing damage.

At the resumption it was all Veal as the five laps passed by in the blink of an eye with the dominant V35 entry taking the win ahead of Darren Mollenoyux and the ever consistent John Vogels who again impressed having progressed to third from an eighth place starting position.

Rounding out the official top five were Jason Kendrick who also showed immense car speed as he sped from position 12 on the grid.

Tim Van Ginneken (V36), Dion Bellman (V40), Daniel Pestka (V88), Ian Loudoun (V3) and Max Dumesny (V5) who rounded out the top ten followed them.

They were followed by Luke Walker (V67), Darren Jensen (Q75), Lines (W3) and Keke Falland (S78).

The DNF’s consisted of Ian Madsen (ACT18), Chace Karpenko (NT21), Luke Oldfield (Q36), Matt Smith (N11), Robbie Farr (NQ7) and Chad Ely (S22).

Earlier in the program the B-Main was won by Luke Oldfield (Q36) ahead of Chad Ely (S22), Max Dumesny (V5) and Keke Falland (S78), while the last chance C-Main saw Jamie Bricknell (T55) and Dennis Jones (V17) tag onto the back of the B-Main.

The heat races, of which there were eight in total were won by Steven Lines, John Vogels, Darren Jensen, Dion Bellman, Tim Van Ginneken, Luke Walker, Daniel Pestka and James Thompson.

The points standing after night two of the 54th Lucas Oil Australian Sprintcar Championship as presented by Red Ed’s Sheds is as follows:

1 V37 Grant Anderson 136.5 12.889
2 W2 Brooke Tatnell 132 12.995
3 W26 Luke Dillon 131 12.216
4 W12 Daniel Harding 129 12.315
5 N29 Kerry Madsen 127.5 12.954
6 W57 Shaun Bradford 126 12.935
7 V35 Jamie Veal 124 11.553
8 N92 Sam Walsh 124 12.888
9 A1 David Murcott 123 12.554
10 S19 Bradley Keller 122.5 12.307
11 V77 Darren Mollenoyux 119.5 11.28
12 S97 Matt Egel 119.5 13.088
13 V26 Nick Lacey 119.5 13.559
14 V88 Daniel Pestka 118.5 11.271
15 N7 Toby Bell-Bowen 118 11.627
16 V70 John Vogels 117 10.997
17 NT21 Chace Karpenko 117 11.338
18 Act18 Ian Madsen 116.5 11.387
19 V40 Dion Bellman 115 11.286
20 NQ7 Robbie Farr 115 11.481
21 W11 Jason Kendrick 114.5 11.266
22 Q75 Darren Jensen 112.5 11.279
23 W3 Steve Lines 112 11.025
24 V36 Tim Van Ginneken 109.5 11.566
25 W77 Brad Maiolo 109.5 12.922
26 V67 Luke Walker 109 11.488
27 V3 Ian Loudoun 108 11.372
28 S2 Craig Vanderstelt 108 13.287
29 N11 Matthew Smith 107.5 11.668
30 Act21 Shaun Dobson 104.5 13.138
31 V47 Tim Rankin 104 12.562
32 V5 Max Dumesny 103.5 11.933
33 N21 Garry Brazier 103 12.641
34 NQ5 Danny Reidy 103 13.257
35 N38 Max Johnson 102.5 13.298
36 W56 James Thompson 101.5 11.65
37 Q36 Luke Oldfield 100 11.627
38 Q25 Andrew Scheuerle 98.5 13.004
39 V55 Ashley Scott 97 13.706
40 S22 Chad Ely 96.5 11.433
41 S78 Keke Falland 95.5 11.781
42 V21 Jamie Hennessy 95.5 12.588
43 V48 Adam King 93.5 13.125
44 Q16 Bryan Mann 92 13.258
45 V19 Daniel Newnham 91.5 11.747
46 N47 Marcus Dumesny 90.5 12.251
47 NQ25 James McFadden 90 11.536
48 W99 Jamie Maiolo 90 13.344
49 V68 Brett Milburn 89 11.532
50 V42 Jye O’Keeffe 88.5 12.463
51 Q59 Kevin Titman 88 11.776
52 V74 Michael Cunningham 88 13.373
53 Act99 Jay Waugh 87.5 11.732
54 V98 Peter Doukas 87 11.667
55 N17 Marty Perovich 86.5 11.511
56 W45 Daryl Clayden 86.5 11.647
57 NT62 Ben Atkinson 86 11.524
58 V25 Jack Lee 85.5 13.828
59 S24 Ricky Maiolo 83.5 12.228
60 S20 Glen Sutherland 83.5 13.014
61 S86 Brendan Guerin 83 11.707
62 N48 Jackson Delamont 81.5 13.224
63 N75 Glen Saville 81 11.586
64 V57 Matthew Dumesny 81 12.851
65 T45 Kurt Luttrell 81 12.99
66 T55 Jamie Bricknell 80.5 11.639
67 Q6 Steven Rowell 80.5 12.656
68 V95 Ryan Davis 80 13.483
69 T14 Mark House 78 12.157
70 W14 Jason Pryde 76.5 13.197
71 V17 Dennis Jones 74 11.394
72 S37 Terry Kelly 73.5 11.664
73 V12 Kristy Ellis 72.5 13.138
74 N 20 Troy Little 71.5 11.859
75 NQ44 Brandon Rawlings 68.5 12.195
76 T7 Tim Hutchins 66 13.572
77 W49 Ryan Jones 65 14.157
78 V72 Jake Smith 63 11.585
79 N36 Eddie Lumbar 61.5 13.277
80 S72 Jamie Stark 61 12.921
81 W25 Taylor Millings 59 11.677
82 V96 Andy Caruana 59 13.364
83 S45 Jake Tranter 57 11.785
84 Q41 Mitchell Gee 56 14.095
85 V16 Kris Lacey 55 12.171
86 V60 Jordyn Charge 54.5 13.171
87 Act55 Brenten Farrer 54 11.783
88 N35 Peter O'Neill 53.5 14.371
89 S44 Daniel Evans 51 13.476
90 S4 Phil March 50.5 14.637
91 N79 Peter Bourke 48.5 11.895
92 T29 Robin Dawkins 48 12.258
93 N12 Thomas Jeffery 47.5 11.701
94 NQ9 Nathan McFarlane 47.5 14.374
95 V84 Sam Wren 46 14.813
96 N24 Blake Skipper 43 14.081
97 Q21 Jordyn Brazier 39 12.606
98 V64 David Aldersley 36.5 14.688
99 V51 Peter Milnes 33 12.636

Night Three of the 54th Lucas Oil Australian Sprintcar Championship will be held at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool on Sunday January 31, 2016.

 

 

Anderson Tops The Charts As Tatnell Takes Night One Of Aussie Title

Brooke Tatnell’s chances of claiming a sixth Australian Championship took a giant leap forward on Friday night at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool when he claimed victory after a race long battle with 2003 Champion Kerry Madsen and early pace-setter Grant Anderson.

On a race track that provided many passing options the race craft of both Tatnell and Madsen was on show for all to see, while New South Welshman Sam Walsh also provided many highlights with his charge up the pecking order from position eight until a late race caution all but sealed his fate.

Anderson was the early pace setter, managing to stay abreast of pole sitter Luke Dillon in the early laps, until Tatnell and Madsen along with defending Aussie Champ David Murcott began to stamp their authority on proceedings.

It took Tatnell, who was battling illness, until lap 23 to get by Anderson for the lead as Madsen continued to pepper away at the new race leader.

Anderson did all he could to try to maintain a podium finish before Murcott slipped by in the shadows of the finish line on lap 26.

A late race caution bunched the field together with five to run but there was to be no denying Tatnell who claimed opening night honors from Kerry Madsen and David Murcott with Anderson hanging on for fourth just ahead of Sam Walsh.

Rounding out the top ten were Nick Lacey 6th (started 11th), Daniel Harding 7th (started 3rd), Brad Keller 8th (started 7th), Shaun Bradford 9th (started 5th) and Matt Egel 10th (started 10th).

The remaining finishers were Danny Reidy 11th (started 18th), Andrew Scheuerle 12th (started 19th), Tim Rankin 13th (started 17th) and Jamie Hennessy 14th (started 20th).

Those classed as non-finishers were the ACT21 of Shaun Dobson, the S2 of Craig Venderstelt along with Luke Dillon, Bradley Maiolo, Garry Brazier and Max Johnston.

Earlier in the program the B-Main was won by Tim Rankin, from Danny Reidy, Andrew Scheuerle and Jamie Hennessy, while the last chance C-Main saw Ryan Jones and Kristy Ellis tag onto the back of the B-Main.

The heat races, of which there were eight in total were won by Bradley Keller, Sam Walsh, Luke Dillon, Tim Rankin, Brad Maiolo, Grant Anderson, Shaun Bradford and Nick Lacey.

The points standing after night one of the 54th Lucas Oil Australian Sprintcar Championship as presented by Red Ed’s Sheds are as follows:

1 V37 Grant Anderson 136.5 12.889
2 W2 Brooke Tatnell 132 12.995
3 W26 Luke Dillon 131 12.216
4 W12 Daniel Harding 129 12.315
5 N29 Kerry Madsen 127.5 12.954
6 W57 Shaun Bradford 126 12.935
7 N92 Sam Walsh 124 12.888
8 A1 David Murcott 123 12.554
9 S19 Bradley Keller 122.5 12.307
10 S97 Matt Egel 119.5 13.088
11 V26 Nick Lacey 119.5 13.559
12 W77 Brad Maiolo 109.5 12.922
13 S2 Craig Vanderstelt 108 13.287
14 Act21 Shaun Dobson 104.5 13.138
15 V47 Tim Rankin 104 12.562
16 N21 Garry Brazier 103 12.641
17 NQ5 Danny Reidy 103 13.257
18 N38 Max Johnson 102.5 13.298
19 Q25 Andrew Scheuerle 98.5 13.004
20 V55 Ashley Scott 97 13.706
21 V21 Jamie Hennessy 95.5 12.588
22 V48 Adam King 93.5 13.125
23 Q16 Bryan Mann 92 13.258
24 W99 Jamie Maiolo 90 13.344
25 V42 Jye O’Keeffe 88.5 12.463
26 V74 Michael Cunningham 88 13.373
27 V25 Jack Lee 85.5 13.828
28 S20 Glen Sutherland 83.5 13.014
29 N48 Jackson Delamont 81.5 13.224
30 V57 Matthew Dumesny 81 12.851
31 T45 Kurt Luttrell 81 12.99
32 Q6 Steven Rowell 80.5 12.656
33 V95 Ryan Davis 80 13.483
34 W14 Jason Pryde 76.5 13.197
35 V12 Kristy Ellis 72.5 13.138
36 T7 Tim Hutchins 66 13.572
37 W49 Ryan Jones 65 14.157
38 N36 Eddie Lumbar 61.5 13.277
39 S72 Jamie Stark 61 12.921
40 V96 Andy Caruana 59 13.364
41 Q41 Mitchell Gee 56 14.095
42 V60 Jordyn Charge 54.5 13.171
43 N35 Peter O'Neill 53.5 14.371
44 S44 Daniel Evans 51 13.476
45 S4 Phil March 50.5 14.637
46 NQ9 Nathan McFarlane 47.5 14.374
47 V84 Sam Wren 46 14.813
48 N24 Blake Skipper 43 14.081
49 V64 David Aldersley 36.5 14.688

Night Two of the 54th Lucas Oil Australian Sprintcar Championship will be held at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool on Saturday January 30, 2016.

 

 

New Jersey Driver Wins Night One Of The Eagle Jet Top Sprints At East Bay Raceway Park

GIBSONTON — At East Bay Raceway on Friday night for night number one of the 40th Annual Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park as it was 63 year old driver Jeff Taylor from Cherry Hill, NJ pulling into Victory Lane in the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints Feature event. There were 19 cars on hand to compete on their first night of two at the famed Clay By The Bay.

Red flag came out on lap seven as Riverview’s Keith Butler caught a wheelie and another car taking a slow roll on his side. Driver was okay and he collected Johnny Petrozelle as he rolled and landed back on his wheels.

Jeff Taylor led the field from start to finish winning the 25-lap feature event and also picking up the Jeff Barfield Clean Sweep Award picking up and extra $200. Taylor was in a 305 c.i. motor and said it was a momentum motor. When asked if it was his first time here he said he ran here about 10 years ago in a 410 Sprint. Taylor was quick to thank everyone at East Bay for welcoming them with open arms over the last few days with all the weather that was in the area. He also thanked C&B Mushrooms and Jerrical Engines.

Action continues tomorrow night with the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints returning for night number two..For information, visit eastbayracewaypark.com or call 813-677-7223.
Top Gun Sprints 1/29/2016

A-Main:1. Jeff Taylor (Cherry Hill, NJ), 2. Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL), 3. AJ Maddox (Tampa, FL), 4. Matt Kurtz (Jacksonville, FL), 5. Johnny Gilbertson (Dover, FL), 6. Tony Agin (Fort Myers, FL), 7. Shawn Murray (Jacksonville, FL), 8. Freddie McCall (Brewton, AL), 9. Kurt Taylor (Brandon, FL), 10. Dennis Misuraca (Sanford, FL), 11. Guy Bos (Largo, FL), 12. Johnnie Alexander (Tampa, FL), 13. Travis Bliemeister (Venice, FL), 14. Tim George (Venice, FL), 15. Daniel Peeples (Riverview, FL), 16. Keith Butler (Riverview, FL), 17. Johnny Petrozelle III (Denton, NC), 18. Aileen Collins-Love (Lando Lakes, FL), 19. Andrew Griffin (Clearwater, FL),

Heat Race 1:1. Jeff Taylor (Cherry Hill, NJ), 2. Keith Butler (Riverview, FL), 3. Tim George (Venice, FL), 4. Travis Bliemeister (Venice, FL), 5. Aileen Collins-Love (Lando Lakes, FL), 6. Tony Agin (Fort Myers, FL)

Heat Race 2:1. Matt Kurtz (Jacksonville, FL), 2. Freddie McCall (Brewton, AL), 3. Dennis Misuraca (Sanford, FL), 4. Kurt Taylor (Brandon, FL), 5. Johnnie Alexander (Tampa, FL), 6. Andrew Griffin (Clearwater, FL)

Heat Race 3:1. AJ Maddox (Tampa, FL), 2. Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL), 3. Johnny Gilbertson (Dover, FL), 4. Johnny Petrozelle III (Denton, NC), 5. Shawn Murray (Jacksonville, FL), 6. Daniel Peeples (Riverview, FL), 7. Guy Bos (Largo, FL)

 

RYAN FLORES SETS NEW THREE QUARTER MIDGET QUALIFYING RECORD IN ATLANTIC CITY’S BOARDWALK HALL; DiMATTIA, LICHTY, RUDOLPH, TIDMAN SCORE TQ QUALIFIER WINS; DYLAN STEUER, JOEY BRUNING BEST SLINGSHOT AND CHAMP KART TIME TRIALS FRIDAY NIGHT

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 29, 2016 . . . Ryan Flores, formerly of Monmouth County, N.J., but now living in Mooresville, N.C., where he works for the Roger Penske NASCAR Sprint Cup team with driver Joey Logano, out-qualified the 92-car Three Quarter (TQ) Midget field inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall Friday night and set a new track record in the process.

Flores’ 7.937 lap time shattered the 8.029 one lap standard set by Erick Rudolph in 2015 qualifying. Rudolph broke his former mark with a 7.980 lap time and Jimmy Blewett’s 8.000 third place clocking was also under the previous record mark.

“These indoor TQ races are the only racing I do all year,” Flores said. “Mark Lafler (car builder) really helped me today getting the set up perfect.”

Four twenty-car, twenty-lap TQ Midget A-Qualifiers were won by 19-year old Purdue University engineering student Tony DiMattia over Zane Zeiner and Tim Buckwalter; by Canadian Mike Lichty in a wild affair that saw leaders Andy Jankowiak and Jimmy Blewett tangle while battling for the lead, only to return to the fray and finish second and third; by defending Gambler’s Classic winner Erick Rudolph, who marched from tenth to first in just three laps, and by Ryan Tidman, past ATQMRA Midget circuit champion who drove Donna and Lenny Boyd’s TQ to victory, like Rudolph from a tenth place start.

As a result of the time trial and heat race finishes, Rudolph, Zeiner, Blewett, Lichty, Tidman, Anthony Sesely, Rob Vivona, Buckwalter and DiMattia are all locked into the Saturday night Gambler’s Classic.

A ten-lap TQ Non-Qualifier race was the first race of the Friday night program. Jack Conover was the winner.

In Slinger Warehouse Slingshot action, thirteen year old Dylan Steuer, who had competed only after receiving a special age waiver from the New Jersey the week before the race, turned a 9.884 second lap to outpace a field of 45 entries, 42 of whom took time.

A trio of Slingshot A-Qualifying heat races, each at 12 laps, were won by Frank Yankowski, John Aumick and Joe Toth.

Champ Kart qualifying was paced by Joey Bruning, an Orange County Fair Speedway weekly Sportsman racer. Bruning’s 9.442 sec. lap surpassed a 48 car field.

Three twelve lap Champ Kart heat races were taken by James Hayden, Richie Davidowitz and Eric Zeh.

The climactic Saturday night of NAPA Know How Racing Weekend for the VP Racing Fuels TQ Midget Series presented by Len Sammons Motorsports Productions starts at 7:00 PM with TQ heat races followed by the Slingshot 24-car, 25-lap feature.

A TQ Dash, three TQ B-Mains, and the Champ Kart 24-car, 25-lap A-Main precede the 14th annual Gambler’s Classic TQ Midget feature with 26 starters running over a 40-lap distance.

First TQ A Qualifier Finish (20): 1. Tony DiMattia, 2. Zane Zeiner, 3. Tim Buckwalter, 4. Andrew Nye, 5. Ryan Preece, 6. Lou Cicconi, 7. Brett Michalski, 8. Jack Conover, 9. Josh Dalrymple, 10. Steve Craig, 11. Adam Bertemy, 12. Neal Williams, 13. John Ivy, 14. Jesse Maurer, 15. Nick Ladyga, 16. Earl Paules, 17. Pat Bealer, 18. Ryan Susice, 19. Shawn McCaughey, 20. Brett Conkling.

Second TQ A Qualifier Finish (20): 1. Mike Lichty, 2. Andy Jankowkiak, 3. Jimmy Blewett, 4. Luke Thomas, 5. Patrick Emerling, 6. Matt Remick, 7. Bobby Holmes, 8. Tommy Catalano, 9. Joey Payne, 10. Scott Kreutter, 11. Mark Yoder, 12. Chad Jones, 13. Sheldon Iudicello, 14. Ted Christopher, 15. Aaron Bartemy, 16. Chris deRitis, 17. Ryan Bartlett, 18. Bruce Leote, 19. Anthony Payne, 20. Andrew Krause.

Third TQ A Qualifier Finish (20): 1. Erick Rudolph, 2. Shawn Nye, 3. Jonathan Reid, 4. DJ Shaw, 5. Rob Vivona, 6. Mike Iles, 7. Christopher Allen Jr., 8. Robert Geibel, 9. Bob Baker, 10. Jason Treat, 11. David Calabrese, 12. Russ Gamester, 13. Jeff Kot, 14. Austin Bishop, 15. AJ Hessler, 16. Kyle Lick, 17. Tim Proctor, 18. Brandon Knupp, 19. Timmy Nye, 20. Stefani Palmai.

Fourth TQ A Qualifier Finish (20): 1. Ryan Tidman, 2. Rob Neely, 3. Matt Roselli, 4. Matt Janisch, 5. Anthony Sesely, 6. Thomas Fraschetta, 7. Geoffrey Sutton, 8. James Friesen, 9. Chris Hirt, 10. Eddie Strada, 11. Ronnie Flaim, 12. Louie Horvath, 13. Brad Lamberson, 14. Steve Kemery, 15. Ryan Preece, 16. Brandon Azzallina, 17. Alex Bright, 18. Ryan Flores, 19. Justin Bonsignore, 20. Dakota Kessler.

 

Clauson & Thornton Reign Supreme in Winter Challenge Round Four!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (January 29, 2016) – Bryan Clauson and Ricky Thornton, Jr., maintained the hottest of Winter Challenge 2016 hands on Friday night as both drivers posted their third triumphs in the fourth round of competition atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval.

While Clauson captured another USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast non-wing Sprint Car feature victory and Thornton, Jr., topped the IMCA Modifieds for a third time as well, other Friday night winners included Matt Martinez in IMCA Stock Car vs. Pure Stock action, Jason Crowe in IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades and John Isabella in Dwarf Cars.

Noblesville, Indiana’s Bryan Clauson continued his mastery of the 1/3-mile CSP clay oval by racing into the lead on the fourth round and then checking out on the field in the 30-lapper to make it three-for-four in USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car action at Winter Challenge 2016.

Gridding the field fifth in Mike Martin’s Cancer Treatment Centers of America/Jonathan Byrd’s Racing No. 16, Clauson was up to second within two laps and then slipped underneath Brian Hosford to take command in turns one and two on the fourth round.

With just one caution after ten laps slowing the pace, Clauson cruised to a comfortable victory and his fourth overall win in the 10th race of his “Circular Insanity” pursuit of 200 races in 2016.

“We let the one Sunday get away, the guys worked hard all week to make sure that didn’t happen again,” Clauson commented in victory lane after the $2,000 triumph. “We threw some different things at it and what we tried tonight really brought this thing to life.”

In Clauson’s wake, Stevie Sussex rallied on the high side from 11th all the way to second by the midway point and then fought off R.J. Johnson over the closing circuits to secure runner-up honors. Johnson crossed the stripe third for his fourth top-four run in as many Winter Challenge events with Charles Davis, Jr., and Josh Hodges rounding out the top five.

Racing from the front row, Ricky Thornton, Jr., set the pace all the way for the second race in a row to make it three-for-four in Winter Challenge action aboard the No. 20rt.

Round Two winner Hunter Marriott tried to chase down Thornton, Jr., to match up the score at two apiece but had to settle for second with Joey Moriarty, 16th-starter Tim Ward and 18th-starter Brian Schultz rounding out the top five.

Matt Martinez emerged atop a rough and tumble Pure Stock feature to even the score at two wins each along with George Fronsman. After outdueling Vincent Depalma in the early going, Martinez held off Fronsman over the closing rounds to secure the win with Cody Center, Lonnie Foss and Richard Veralrud among the top five.

John Isabella rallied from the tail of the Dwarf Car “B” Main for the win and then raced from 13th to win the “A” Main ahead of 14th-starter Keith Welch and Darren Brown while Jason Crowe raced from four rows deep to take Renegade honors ahead of pole starter Paul O’Connor and Dave Barnes.

Winter Challenge 2016 at Canyon Speedway Park concludes Saturday night with a full slate of USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars vs. Pure Stocks, IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades and Dwarf Cars firing off at 5:00 p.m.

Canyon Speedway Park

January 29, 2016 – Winter Challenge 2016 Night Four of Five Results

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars:

Heat One: 1. 0k-Kenny Perkins, 2. 51-R.J. Johnson, 3. 5-Tye Mihocko, 4. 45-Bob Strait, 5. 5x-Matt McCarthy, 6. 54-Landon Cling, 7. 48T-Thomas Ogle.

Heat Two: 1. 22b-Brian Hosford, 2. 13-Dennis Gile, 3. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 4. 21az-Stevie Sussex, 5. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 6. 98-Matt Lundy, 7. 50x-Will Perkins.

Heat Three: 1. 16-Mike Martin, 2. 16b-Bryan Clauson, 3. 74x-Josh Hodges, 4. 2x-Larry Gibson, 5. 27w-Guy Weedman, 6. 17k-Kyle Danielson.

“A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 16b-Bryan Clauson, 2. 21az-Stevie Sussex, 3. 51-R.J. Johnson, 4. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 5. 74x-Josh Hodges, 6. 16-Mike Martin, 7. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 8. 22b-Brian Hosford, 9. 5-Tye Mihocko, 10. 13-Dennis Gile, 11. 98-Matt Lundy, 12. 54-Brandon Cling, 13. 45-Bob Strait, 14. 27w-Guy Weedman, 15. 0k-Kenny Perkins, 16. 50x-Will Perkins, 17. 2x-Larry Gibson, 18. 5x-Matt McCarthy, 19. 48T-Thomas Ogle, 20. 17k-Kyle Danielson.

IMCA Modifieds:

Heat One: 1. 40jr-Bubba Stanford, 2. 198-Robert Sawyer II, 3. 60-Anthony Roth, 4. 25-Paul Nelson, 5. 12-Guy Norton, 6. XXX-Jessie Rogotzke, 7. 78-Steve Stultz, 8. 14-Bryan Ledbetter, Jr.

Heat Two: 1. 62-Hunter Marriott, 2. X-Josh Rogotzke, 3. 5z-Zack Madrid, 4. 66p-Paul Stone, 5. 71-Brent Schlafmann, 6. 7r-Ryan Gaylord, 7. 97-Josh Sneed, 8. 15s-William Slocum.

Heat Three: 1. 19sb-Lance Mari, 2. 44-Jason Noll, 3. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 4. 87-Curt Lund, 5. 4tw-Tim Ward, 6. 17-Justin Miller, 7. 24-Mike Martin, 8. 14a-Chase Alvez.

Heat Four: 1. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 51-Joey Moriarty, 3. 56d-Garth Dushanek, 4. L8-Brian Schultz, 5. 59-Mark Stewart, 6. 00-Nate Warren, 7. 75c-Bo Partain.

“B” Main: 1. 59-Mark Stewart, 2. L8-Brian Schultz, 3. 7r-Ryan Gaylord, 4. XXX-Jessie Rogotzke, 5. 12-Guy Norton, 6. 24-Mike Martin, 7. 78-Steve Stultz, 8. 17-Justin Miller, 9. 00-Nate Warren, 10. 25-Paul Nelson, 11. 97-Josh Sneed, 12. 14-Bryan Ledbetter, Jr., 13. 14a-Chase Alvez, 14. 75c-Bo Partain, 15. 15s-William Slocum.

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 62-Hunter Marriott, 3. 51-Joey Moriarty, 4. 4tw-Tim Ward, 5. L8-Brian Schultz, 6. 66p-Paul Stone, 7. 44-Jason Noll, 8. 7r-Ryan Gaylord, 9. 87-Curt Lund, 10. 5z-Zack Madrid, 11. X-Josh Rogotzke, 12. 12-Guy Norton, 13. XXX-Jessie Rogotzke, 14. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 15. 78-Steve Stultz, 16. 24-Mike Martin, 17. 71-Brent Schlafmann, 18. 56d-Garth Dushanek, 19. 17-Justin Miller, 20. 19sb-Lance Mari, 21. 198-Robert Sawyer II, 22. 60-Anthony Roth, 23. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 24. 59-Mark Stewart.

IMCA Stock Cars vs. Pure Stocks:

Heat One: 1. 23jr-Matt Martinez, 2. $-Cody Center, 3. 53-Justin Thornton, 4. 7-Vance Honea, 5. 41-George Fronsman, 6. 15-Mark Madrid, 7. 11-Richard Veralrud.

Heat Two: 1. 98-Vincent Depalma, 2. 0-Brian Hatlestad, 3. 00-Lonnie Foss, 4. 06az-Kenny Wyman, Jr., 5. 17-Harland Morehart, 6. 41r-Robert Linn.

“A” Feature: 1. 23jr-Matt Martinez, 2. 41-George Fronsman, 3. $-Cody Center, 4. 00-Lonnie Foss, 5. 11-Richard Veralrud, 6. 41r-Robert Linn, 7. 98-Vincent Depalma, 8. 06az-Kenny Wyman, Jr., 9. 15-Mark Madrid, 10. 7-Vance Honea, 11. 0-Brian Hatlestad, 12. 17-Harland Morehart, 13. 53-Justin Thornton.

IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades:

Heat One: 1. 9-Paul O’Connor, 2. 23-Dave Barnes, 3. 4h-Brian Hyatt, 4. 16b-Richard Bennett, 5. 5z-Merle Zachrison, 6. 45k-Mark Kilian, 7. 54-James Turensky, 8. 13-Jason Crowe, 9. 101-Troy Barnes, 10. 15-Wayne Dunsworth.

“A” Feature: 1. 13-Jason Crowe, 2. 9-Paul O’Connor, 3. 23-Dave Barnes, 4. 16b-Richard Bennett, 5. 5z-Merle Zachrison, 6. 4h-Brian Hyatt, 7. 54-James Turensky, 8. 45k-Mark Kilian, 9. 15-Wayne Dunsworth, 10. 101-Troy Barnes.

Dwarf Cars:

Heat One: 1. 00x-Grant William, 2. 41-Tony Martin, 3. 46-Mike Moyer, 4. 14x-Bill Strobal, 5. 66-Frank Rhodes, 6. 86c-Jenn Lessig, 7. 17y-Tim Berner, 8. 12v-John Isabella.

Heat Two: 1. 76-Glenn Sciarani, 2. 7-Eric Muse, 3. 78c-Jason Woods, 4. 11r-Charlie Drager, 5. 26-Justin Fletcher, 6. 53-David Siness, 7. 17x-Kevin Terrell, 8. 16r-Jerry Hunter.

Heat Three: 1. 11-Darren Brown, 2. 11d-Dennis Wagner, 3. 18h-Jerry Hislop, 4. 88r-Keith Welch, 5. 19-John Foster, 6. 27-Rusty Degroat, 7. 08-Chris Trimino.

Heat Four: 1. 2-Mike Williams, 2. 33h-Jim Slaugh, 3. 75c-Bill Tracey, 4. 4x-Cecilia Dillie, 5. 47-Steve Kapaun, 6. 55-John Levitt, 7. 75r-Don Morrison.

“B” Feature: 1. 12v-John Isabella, 2. 88r-Keith Welch, 3. 19-John Foster, 4. 11r-Charlie Drager, 5. 47-Steve Kapaun, 6. 27-Rusty Degroat, 7. 4x-Cecilia Dillie, 8. 66-Frank Rhodes, 9. 86c-Jenn Lessig, 10. 17x-Kevin Terrell, 11. 53-David Siness, 12. 17y-Tim Berner, 13. 14x-Bill Strobal, 14. 55-John Levitt, 15. 16r-John Hunter, 16. 08-Chris Trimino, 17. 26-Justin Fletcher.

“A” Feature: 1. 12v-John Isabella, 2. 88r-Keith Welch, 3. 11-Darren Brown, 4. 18h-Jerry Hislop, 5. 4x-Cecilia Dillia, 6. 33h-Jim Slaugh, 7. 41-Tony Martin, 8. 76-Glenn Sciarani, 9. 27-Rusty Degroat, 10. 2-Mike Williams, 11. 86c-Jenn Lessig, 12. 46-Mike Moyer, 13. 75c-Bill Tracey, 14. 11r-Charlie Drager, 15. 19-John Foster, 16. 17x-Kevin Terrell, 17. 17y-Tim Berner, 18. 66-Frank Rhodes, 19. 11d-Danny Wagner, 20. 78c-Jason Woods, 21. 7-Eric Muse, 22. 00x-Grant William, 23. 47-Steve Kapaun, 24. 53-David Siness.

 

 

Hodges & Thornton Shine on Winter Challenge Night Three!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (January 24, 2016) – Josh Hodges and Ricky Thornton, Jr., captured the lion’s share of Sunday night honors at Canyon Speedway Park by racing to victory lane in Round Three of Winter Challenge action atop the 1/3-mile clay oval.

While New Mexico’s Hodges hustled to USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast non-wing Sprint Car victory lane and Thornton, Jr., topped his second IMCA Modified feature of the weekend, other Sunday night winners included George Fronsman in IMCA Stock Car vs. Pure Stock action, Jarrett Martin in Micro Sprints and Chaz Baca, Jr., in Mod Lites.

Bryan Clauson may have been gunning for a third consecutive USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car Winter Challenge win in as many rounds, but Tijeras, NM, shoe Josh Hodges had the answer aboard the Jackson Compaction No. 74x machine.

Working his way forward from the 11th starting position, Hodges emerged atop a spirited three-way tussle through traffic with Clauson and R.J. Johnson. Hodges held the advantage when the red flag flew for a lapped car that exited the part in turn two just seven laps shy of the checkered flag and then held on over the final rounds to secure the $4,000 payday.

“It worked to our benefit running third there in traffic, I could go where they weren’t,” Hodges explained afterward. “Those last five laps took forever, man I’m ecstatic now.”

Falling just a couple of car-lengths short at the line, R.J. Johnson settled for runner-up honors for the second night in a row while Clauson settled for the show position after the duo swapped second repeatedly over the final seven-lap dash to the stripe.

Johnson had taken the lead from Kenny Perkins on the third lap and set the pace until the battle for the point intensified just past the midway point when Clauson briefly slipped by on several occasions and then Hodges hustled out front.

“Lapped cars made for some exciting racing, dipping and diving in traffic was awesome,” Johnson commented afterward.

Clauson commented that, “We were plenty good enough to win, I just didn’t pick the right lines trying to dodge those guys.”

After a lap six spin in turn two while running second, Charles Davis, Jr., rallied back through the field to capture fourth with Shon Deskins rounding out the top five.

Racing from the pole position, Arizona ace Ricky Thornton, Jr., led all 25 laps to post his second win in three rounds of Winter Challenge action, keeping the field at bay throughout.

Tim Ward worked his way up from ninth in short order and chased Thornton, Jr., to the line with Saturday night winner Hunter Marriott rounding out the podium in third. Anthony Roth and Cody Laney rounded out the top five.

Thornton, Jr., was one of four drivers to captured second wins of the weekend during the evening. George Fronsman scored his second Pure Stock win in as many nights by beating 13th-starter Matt Martinez to the stripe, Jarrett Martin took his second Micro Sprint checkered flag of the weekend ahead of Colton Hardy and Chaz Baca, Jr., raced from four rows deep for his second Mod Lite victory ahead of Jake Boyle.

Winter Challenge 2016 continues with Round Four action going green on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. at Canyon Speedway Park with a full slate of USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars vs. Pure Stocks, IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades and Dwarf Cars.

Canyon Speedway Park

January 24, 2016 – Winter Challenge 2016 Night Three of Five Results

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars:

Heat One: 1. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 2. 98-Matt Lundy, 3. 51-R.J. Johnson, 4. 22b-Brian Hosford, 5. 16-Mike Martin, 6. 13-Dennis Gile, 7. 74x-Josh Hodges, 8. 27w-Guy Weedman, 9. 34-Tanner Grau.

Heat Two: 1. 16b-Bryan Clauson, 2. 20-Shon Deskins, 3. 0k-Kenny Perkins, 4. 50x-Will Perkins, 5. 4-David Dykes, 6. 45-Bob Strait, 7. 58-Connor Strait, 8. 5x-Matt McCarthy.

“A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 74x-Josh Hodges, 2. 51-R.J. Johnson, 3. 16b-Bryan Clauson, 4. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 5. 20-Shon Deskins, 6. 98-Matt Lundy, 7. 13-Dennis Gile, 8. 16-Mike Martin, 9. 22b-Brian Hosford, 10. 0k-Kenny Perkins, 11. 45-Bob Strait, 12. 34-Tanner Grau, 13. 4-David Dykes, 14. 27w-Guy Weedman, 15. 5x-Matt McCarthy, 16. 50x-Will Perkins, 17. 58-Connor Strait.

IMCA Modifieds:

Heat One: 1. 87-Curt Lund, 2. 59-Mark Stewart, 3. X-Josh Rogotzke, 4. XXX-Jessie Rogotzke, 5. 66k-Kyle Strickler, 6. X04-Mike Strobl, 7. 17-Justin Miller, 8. 71-Brent Schlafmann, 9. 4r-Ross Statham.

Heat Two: 1. 24s-Steve Simpson, Jr., 2. L8-Brian Schultz, 3. 101bc-Bryson Curry, 4. 60-Anthony Roth, 5. 44-Jason Noll, 6. 5z-Zack Madrid, 7. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 8. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 9. 56d-Garth Dushanek.

Heat Three: 1. 5L-Cody Laney, 2. 4tw-Tim Ward, 3. 45-R.C. Whitwell, 4. 174-Ethan Dotson, 5. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 6. 67-Jim Collinsworth, 7. 15s-William Slocum, 8. 00-Nate Warren, 9. 4h-Don Hagan.

Heat Four: 1. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. S-Collen Winebarger, 3. 62-Hunter Marriott, 4. 7r-Ryan Gaylord, 5. 19sb-Lance Mari, 6. 92p-John Parmeley, 7. 45T-Trent Gaust, 8. 66p-Paul Stone, 9. 97-Josh Sneed.

First “B” Main: 1. 44-Jason Noll, 2. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 3. 5z-Zack Madrid, 4. XXX-Jessie Rogotzke, 5. 45T-Trent Gaust, 6. 17-Justin Miller, 7. 4r-Ross Statham, 8. 67-Jim Collinsworth, 9. 56d-Garth Dushanek, 10. 15s-William Slocum.

Second “B” Main: 1. 19sb-Lance Mari, 2. 66k-Kyle Strickler, 3. X04-Mike Strobl, 4. 71-Brent Schlafmann, 5. 66p-Paul Stone, 6. 00-Nate Warren, 7. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 8. 92p-John Parmeley, 9. 4h-Don Hagan, 10. 97-Josh Sneed.

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 4tw-Tim Ward, 3. 62-Hunter Marriott, 4. 60-Anthony Roth, 5. 5L-Cody Laney, 6. 59-Mark Stewart, 7. L8-Brian Schultz, 8. 7r-Ryan Gaylord, 9. 44-Jason Noll, 10. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 11. S-Collen Winebarger, 12. 71-Brent Schlafmann, 13. X-Josh Rogotzke, 14. 45-R.C. Whitwell, 15. XXX-Jessie Rogotzke, 16. 66k-Kyle Strickler, 17. 24s-Steve Simpson, Jr., 18. 174-Ethan Dotson, 19. 5z-Zack Madrid, 20. 87-Curt Lund, 21. X04-Mike Strobl, 22. 101bc-Bryson Curry, 23. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 24. 19sb-Lance Mari.

IMCA Stock Cars vs. Pure Stocks:

Heat One: 1. $-Cody Center, 2. 98-Vincent Depalma, 3. 41-George Fronsman, 4. 7-Gary Everett, 5. 73-Harland Morehart, 6. 0-Brian Hatlestad, 7. 23jr-Matt Martinez.

Heat Two: 1. 53-Justin Thornton, 2. 2m-Joshua McClelland, 3. 00-Lonnie Foss, 4. 11-Richard Veralrud, 5. 06az-Kenny Wiman, Jr., 6. 41r-Robert Linn.

“A” Feature: 1. 41-George Fronsman, 2. 23jr-Matt Martinez, 3. 98-Vincent Depalma, 4. 53-Justin Thornton, 5. 00-Lonnie Foss, 6. $-Cody Center, 7. 11-Richard Veralrud, 8. 2m-Joshua McClelland, 9. 0-Brian Hatlestad, 10. 06az-Kenny Wiman, Jr., 11. 73-Harland Morehart, 12. 41r-Robert Linn, 13. 7-Gary Everett.

Micro Sprints:

Heat One: 1. 41h-Colton Hardy, 2. 52-Tyler Merrill, 3. 7m-Mason Keefer, 4. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 5. 28-Mark Morin, 6. 14L-Logan Heath, 7. 21-Brandon Sutton, 8. 91T-A.J. Miller, 9. 04j-Dale Eliason, Jr.

“A” Feature: 1. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 2. 41h-Colton Hardy, 3. 52-Tyler Merrill, 4. 7m-Mason Keefer, 5. 91T-A.J. Miller, 6. 14L-Logan Heath, 7. 28-Mark Morin, 8. 04j-Dale Eliason, Jr. 9. 21-Brandon Sutton.

Mod Lites:

Heat One: 1. 75-Chaz Baca, Jr., 2. 14-Josh Rivera, 3. 34-Taylor Kuehl, 4. 26-Jake Boyle, 5. 114-Sean Conyers, 6. 91-Sarah Houston, 7. 53az-Karl Ackley, 8. 55-Mike Opoka.

“A” Feature: 1. 75-Chaz Baca, Jr., 2. 26-Jake Boyle, 3. 14-Josh Rivera, 4. 53az-Karl Ackley, 5. 91-Sarah Houston, 6. 114-Sean Conyers, 7. 55-Mike Opoka, 8. 34-Taylor Kuehl.

 

 

Clauson & Marriott Headline Winter Challenge Round Two!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (January 23, 2016) – Bryan Clauson and Hunter Marriott took center stage by posting Saturday night feature wins as 101 cars filled the pit area at Canyon Speedway Park for the second of five Winter Challenge rounds of competition.

While Indiana’s Clauson bested the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast non-wing Sprint Car ranks for the second night in a row, Missouri’s Marriott bested Friday night winner Ricky Thornton, Jr., for IMCA Modified honors.

Along with Clauson and Marriott, other Saturday night winners included George Fronsman in IMCA Stock Car vs. Pure Stock action, Colton Hardy in Micro Sprints and Josh Rivera in Mod Lites.

After winning Friday night’s USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car Winter Challenge opener, Clauson and the Mike Martin-owned team found themselves in scramble mode when mechanical woes surfaced.

“We had a little trouble with the Cancer Treatment Centers of America No. 16b, we were able to jump into Mike’s backup car,” Clauson explained. “I can’t say enough about how hard those guys work, we didn’t have any laps in that car when we went out for the heat race and we were able to get it working well enough.”

While Clauson gridded the feature field outside the second row, Brian Hosford set the early pace before spinning to a stop in turn three after getting together with a lapped car after eight laps.

Charles Davis, Jr., assumed the point with R.J. Johnson, Josh Hodges and Clauson dicing for position in his wake. Clauson made his way up to second by the time a red flag flew after 17 laps for Guy Weedman, who got on his side in turn one, and then charged by Davis, Jr., on the high side of turns one and two on the restart to take command.

“I screwed up on the restart, I went to the bottom and that wasn’t the right thing to do,” Davis, Jr., commented afterward.

Johnson followed Clauson around Davis, Jr., and tried to mount a late charge, but to no avail. “I tried a couple of Hail Mary’s, it just wasn’t enough.”

Clauson’s second win in as many nights came atop the 1/3-mile clay oval that has been friendly to home over the years. “This is kind of like a home away from home, I don’t really know what it is but we always seem to get around here pretty good.”

Clauson took the checkered flag ahead of Johnson and Davis, Jr., with Hodges crossing the stripe fourth and commenting that, “I don’t think the driver got it done tonight, the car was good enough but I didn’t put it in the right places a few times.”

After his early spin, Hosford rallied back through the field to round out the top five.

In the 25-lap IMCA Modified main event, Brookfield, Missouri’s Hunter Marriott denied a Ricky Thornton, Jr., effort at going two-for-two by battling into the lead on the 18th round en route to victory lane.

While Thornton, Jr., led from the front row at the drop of the green flag, Marriott worked into second and pressured Thornton, Jr., much of the way before sliding into the lead with just seven laps to go.

Thornton, Jr., tried to slide back into the lead with the white flag in sight, only to slide too far sideways and nearly loop it. Marriott escaped to take the win while Thornton, Jr., recovered and held on to the runner-up position ahead of Ethan Dotson, Jason Noll and 13th-starter Paul Stone.

George Fronsman charged from eighth to capture IMCA Stock Car vs. Pure Stock honors ahead of Lonnie Foss and Steve Bitting.

Colton Hardy raced to Micro Sprint victory lane ahead of Jarrett Martin and Dustin Cormany while Josh Rivera ruled the Mod Lite ranks by taking the checkered flag ahead of Chaz Baca, Jr., and Shane Hinsley.

Winter Challenge 2016 continues with Round Three action going green at 5:00 p.m. Sunday night at Canyon Speedway Park with another full slate of USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars vs. Pure Stocks, Micro Sprints and Mod Lites.

Canyon Speedway Park

January 23, 2016 – Winter Challenge 2016 Night Two of Five Results

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars:

Heat One: 1. 74x-Josh Hodges, 2. 13-Dennis Gile, 3. 27w-Guy Weedman, 4. 45-Bob Strait, 5. 4-David Dykes, 6. 16-Mike Martin.

Heat Two: 1. 16b-Bryan Clauson, 2. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 3. 0k-Kenny Perkins, 4. 48T-Thomas Ogle, 5. 34-Tanner Grau, 6. 50x-Will Perkins.

Heat Three: 1. 51-R.J. Johnson, 2. 22b-Brian Hosford, 3. 11c-Michael Curtis, 4. 12k-Mason Keefer, 5. 58-Connor Strait, 6. 5x-Matt McCarthy.

“A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 16b-Bryan Clauson, 2. 51-R.J. Johnson, 3. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 4. 74x-Josh Hodges, 5. 22b-Brian Hosford, 6. 13-Dennis Gile, 7. 48T-Thomas Ogle, 8. 0k-Kenny Perkins, 9. 16-Mike Martin, 10. 11c-Michael Curtis, 11. 34-Tanner Grau, 12. 4-David Dykes, 13. 45-Bob Strait, 14. 58-Connor Strait, 15. 50x-Will Perkins, 16. 12k-Mason Keefer, 17. 27w-Guy Weedman, 18. 5x-Matt McCarthy.

IMCA Modifieds:

Heat One: 1. 44-Jason Noll, 2. 174-Ethan Dotson, 3. 5L-Cody Laney, 4. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 5. 24s-Steve Simpson, Jr., 6. 56d-Garth Dushanek, 7. 15s-William Slocum, 8. 14a-Chase Alvez.

Heat Two: 1. 60-Anthony Roth, 2. 62-Hunter Marriott, 3. 5z-Zack Madrid, 4. L8-Brian Schultz, 5. 00-Nate Warren, 6. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 7. X04-Mike Strobl, 8. 4r-Ross Statham.

Heat Three: 1. S-Collen Winebarger, 2. 45-R.C. Whitwell, 3. 7r-Ryan Gaylord, 4. 92p-John Parmeley, 5. X-Josh Rogotzke, 6. 71-Brent Schlafmann, 7. 45T-Trent Gaust, 8. 40jr-Bubba Stafford.

Heat Four: 1. 101bc-Bryson Curry, 2. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 3. 7-Marlyn Seidler, 4. 66p-Paul Stone, 5. 66k-Kyle Strickler, 6. 12-Guy Norton, 7. 40-Jeff Stafford, 8. 87-Curt Lund.

Heat Five: 1. 19sb-Lance Mari, 2. XXX-Jessie Rogotzke, 3. 4tw-Tim Ward, 4. 78-Steve Stultz, 5. 59-Mark Stewart, 6. 17-Justin Miller, 7. 7g-Bryan Gabbard, 8. 25-Paul Nelson.

First “B” Main: 1. 7-Marlyn Seidler, 2. 12-Guy Norton, 3. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 4. 78-Steve Stultz, 5. X-Josh Rogotzke, 6. 15s-William Slocum, 7. 45T-Trent Gaust, 8. 56d-Garth Dushanek, 9. 25-Paul Nelson, 10. 14a-Chase Alvez, 11. 00-Nate Warren, 12. 4r-Ross Statham.

Second “B” Main: 1. 5L-Cody Laney, 2. 66k-Kyle Strickler, 3. 87-Curt Lund, 4. 5z-Zack Madrid, 5. X04-Mike Strobl, 6. 59-Mark Stewart, 7. 40-Jeff Stafford, 8. 24s-Steve Simpson, Jr., 9. 17-Justin Miller, 10. 7g-Bryan Gabbard, 11. 71-Brent Schlafmann, 12. 40jr-Bubba Stafford.

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 62-Hunter Marriott, 2. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 3. 174-Ethan Dotson, 4. 44-Jason Noll, 5. 66p-Paul Stone, 6. 60-Anthony Roth, 7. 5L-Cody Laney, 8. 19sb-Lance Mari, 9. 4tw-Tim Ward, 10. 45-R.C. Whitwell, 11. 66k-Kyle Strickler, 12. L8-Brian Schultz, 13. S-Collen Winebarger, 14. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 15. 87-Curt Lund, 16. 92p-John Parmeley, 17. 7r-Ryan Gaylord, 18. 12-Guy Norton, 19. 5z-Zack Madrid, 20. 101bc-Bryson Curry, 21. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 22. 78-Steve Stultz, 23. XXX-Jessie Rogotzke, 24. 7-Marlyn Seidler.

IMCA Stock Cars vs. Pure Stocks:

Heat One: 1. 41-George Fronsman, 2. 7-Steve Bitting, 3. 53-Justin Thornton, 4. 00-Lonnie Foss, 5. 73-Harland Morehart, 6. 06az-Kenny Wiman, Jr., 7. 15-Mark Madrid.

Heat Two: 1. 98-Vincent Depalma, 2. $-Cody Center, 3. 2m-Robert McClelland, 4. 11-Richard Veralrud, 5. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 6. 41r-Robert Linn, 7. 23jr-Matt Martinez.

“A” Feature: 1. 41-George Fronsman, 2. 00-Lonnie Foss, 3. 7-Steve Bitting, 4. 15-Mark Madrid, 5. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 6. 2m-Robert McClelland, 7. 11-Richard Veralrud, 8. $-Cody Center, 9. 98-Vincent Depalma, 10. 73-Harland Morehart, 11. 23jr-Matt Martinez, 12. 53-Justin Thornton, 13. 06az-Kenny Wiman, Jr., 14. 41r-Robert Linn.

Micro Sprints:

Heat One: 1. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 2. 99x-Jake Branum, 3. 12-Nick Aiuto, 4. 14L-Logan Heath, 5. 04J-Dale Eliason, 6. 28-Mark Morin.

Heat Two: 1. 41h-Colton Hardy, 2. 37j-Dustin Cormany, 3. 16-Pat Wing, 4. 50-Ray Herrera, 5. 7k-David Tardiff, 6. 21-Brandon Sutton, 7. 52-Cameron La Rose, 8. 91T-James La Rose.

“A” Feature: 1. 41h-Colton Hardy, 2. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 3. 37j-Dustin Cormany, 4. 21-Brandon Sutton, 5. 04J-Dale Eliason, 6. 14L-Logan Heath, 7. 16-Pat Wing, 8. 50-Ray Herrera, 9. 7k-David Tardiff, 10. 52-Cameron La Rose, 11. 28-Mark Morin, 12. 91T-James La Rose, 13. 99x-Jake Branum, 14. 12-Nick Aiuto.

Mod Lites:

Heat One: 1. 1-Brenden Priest, 2. 75-Chaz Baca, Jr., 3. 333-Shane Hinsley, 4. 26-Jake Boyle, 5. 91-Sarah Houston, 6. 98-Jeff Lowe, 7. 55-Mike Opoka.

Heat Two: 1. 96-Hayden Bender, 2. 17x-Ryan Gilleland, 3. 51-John Priest, 4. 14-Josh Rivera, 5. 95-Collin Bender, 6. 114-Sean Conyers, 7. X-Tony Martin, 8. 34-Robert Beebe.

“A” Feature: 1. 14-Josh Rivera, 2. 75-Chaz Baca, Jr., 3. 333-Shane Hinsley, 4. X-Tony Martin, 5. 96-Hayden Bender, 6. 95-Collin Bender, 7. 34-Robert Beebe, 8. 17x-Ryan Gilleland, 9. 98-Jeff Lowe, 10. 55-Mike Opoka, 11. 26-Jake Boyle, 12. 91-Sarah Houston, 13. 1-Brenden Priest, 14. 51-John Priest.

 

 

Clauson Captures Winter Challenge Opener!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (January 22, 2016) – Bryan Clauson certainly is no stranger to victory lane at Canyon Speedway Park. Neither is Ricky Thornton, Jr.

So it was only fitting that Clauson and Thornton, Jr., were among those to pick off victories in Friday’s opening leg of Canyon Speedway Park’s Winter Challenge 2016.

While Clauson took USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car honors and Thornton, Jr., bested a loaded field of ICMA Modifieds, other Friday night winners included Matt Martinez in IMCA Stock Car vs. Pure Stock action, Jarrett Martin in Micro Sprints and Chaz Baca, Jr., in Mod Lites.

In non-wing USAC Sprint Car action, Indiana’s Clauson gridded the feature field fourth and set sail after early leader Charles Davis, Jr., at the outset.

When Davis, Jr., checked out the low side with traffic in play, Clauson made a quick move into the lead on the top side of turns one and two. Clauson led the rest of the way aboard Mike Martin’s No. 16b entry, denying some late charges from New Mexico’s Josh Hodges, who charged from tenth to take runner-up honors.

“That was kind of a tough loss in Tulsa last weekend, we’re kind of out here licking our wounds right now,” Clauson said of a runner-up finish at last weekend’s Chili Bowl Nationals. “This place has always been good to me, I love racing out here.”

While Clauson took the $2,000 victory ahead of Hodges, Davis, Jr., settled for the show position with defending USAC Southwest champion R.J. Johnson and Dennis Gile rounding out the top five.

With a stellar field of 44 IMCA Modifieds checked in for the night, Ricky Thornton, Jr., defended home turf by leading all 25 laps of the main event.

Thornton, Jr., kept a host of challengers at bay with Jason Noll taking runner-up honors while Lance Mari raced through the field from 21st to claim the show position. Paul Stone and 18th-starter Hunter Marriott rounded out the top five.

Reigning Pure Stock track champion Matt Martinez wasted little time racing from the tenth starting position to take IMCA Stock Car vs. Pure Stock honors ahead of Vincent Depalma and Justin Thornton.

Jarrett Martin was the class of the field in a Micro Sprint race of attrition, taking the checkered flag ahead of Mark Morin and David Tardiff while Chaz Baca, Jr., held off Brenden Priest and Hayden Bender to take Mod Lite honors.

Winter Challenge 2016 continues with Round Two action going green at 5:00 p.m. Saturday night at Canyon Speedway Park with another full slate of USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars vs. Pure Stocks, Micro Sprints and Mod Lites.

Canyon Speedway Park

January 22, 2016 – Winter Challenge 2016 Night One of Five Results

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars:

Heat One: 1. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 2. 22b-Brian Hosford, 3. 51-R.J. Johnson, 4. 74x-Josh Hodges, 5. 5-Tye Mihocko, 6. 34-Tanner Grau, 7. 58-Connor Strait.

Heat Two: 1. 16b-Bryan Clauson, 2. 16-Mike Martin, 3. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 4. 12k-Mason Keefer, 5. 4-David Dykes, 6. 50x-Will Perkins, 7. 45-Bob Strait.

Heat Three: 1. 11c-Michael Curtis, 2. 13-Dennis Gile, 3. 0k-Kenny Perkins, 4. 27w-Guy Weedman, 5. 5x-Matt McCarthy, 6. 48T-Thomas Ogle.

“A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 16b-Bryan Clauson, 2. 74x-Josh Hodges, 3. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 4. 51-R.J. Johnson, 5. 13-Dennis Gile, 6. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 7. 22b-Brian Hosford, 8. 48T-Thomas Ogle, 9. 11c-Michael Curtis, 10. 0k-Kenny Perkins, 11. 34-Tanner Grau, 12. 27w-Guy Weedman, 13. 45-Bob Strait, 14. 50x-Will Perkins, 15. 16-Mike Martin, 16. 12k-Mason Keefer, 17. 4-David Dykes, 18. 5x-Matt McCarthy, 19. 5-Tye Mihocko, 20. 58-Connor Strait (DNS).

IMCA Modifieds:

Heat One: 1. 223-Cole Peterson, 2. 78-Steve Stultz, 3. 51-Joey Moriarty, 4. 13-Jeff Sheppard, Jr., 5. XXX-Jessie Rogotzke, 6. L8-Brian Schultz, 7. 15s-William Slocum, 8. X04-Mike Strobl, 9. X-Josh Rogotzke.

Heat Two: 1. S-Collen Winebarger, 2. 66p-Paul Stone, 3. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 4. 62-Hunter Marriott, 5. 40-Jeff Stafford, 6. 45T-Trent Gaust, 7. 14a-Chase Alves, 8. 56d-Garth Dushanek, 9. J1-Dennis Smith.

Heat Three: 1. 5L-Cody Laney, 2. 4tw-Tim Ward, 3. 41-George Fronsman, 4. 19sb-Lance Mari, 5. 66k-Kyle Strickler, 6. 101bc-Bryson Curry, 7. 45-R.C. Whitwell, 8. 7r-Ryan Gaylord, 9. 25-Paul Nelson.

Heat Four: 1. 12-Guy Norton, 2. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 3. 4r-Ross Statham, 4. 24s-Steve Simpson, Jr., 5. 5z-Zack Madrid, 6. 174-Ethan Dotson, 7. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 8. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 9. 17-Justin Miller.

Heat Five: 1. 44-Jason Noll, 2. 60-Anthony Roth, 3. 92p-John Parmeley, 4. 71-Brent Schlafmann, 5. 87-Curt Lund, 6. 00-Nate Warren, 7. 59-Mark Stewart, 8. 7-Marlyn Seidler.

First “B” Main: 1. 174-Ethan Dotson, 2. L8-Brian Schultz, 3. 19sb-Lance Mari, 4. 101bc-Bryson Curry, 5. 59-Mark Stewart, 6. 13-Jeff Sheppard, Jr., 7. X-Josh Rogotzke, 8. 92p-John Parmeley, 9. 87-Curt Lund, 10. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 11. 56d-Garth Dushanek, 12. 17-Justin Miller, 13. 45T-Trent Gaust, 14. 7-Marlyn Seidler.

Second “B” Main: 1. 62-Hunter Marriott, 2. 45-R.C. Whitwell, 3. 40-Jeff Stafford, 4. XXX-Jessie Rogotzke, 5. X04-Mike Strobl, 6. 24s-Steve Simpson, Jr., 7. 7r-Ryan Gaylord, 8. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 9. 15s-William Slocum, 10. 14a-Chase Alves, 11. 00-Nate Warren, 12. J1-Dennis Smith, 13. 71-Brent Schlafmann, 14. 25-Paul Nelson.

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 44-Jason Noll, 3. 19sb-Lance Mari, 4. 66p-Paul Stone, 5. 62-Hunter Marriott, 6. S-Collen Winebarger, 7. 174-Ethan Dotson, 8. 4tw-Tim Ward, 9. XXX-Jessie Rogotzke, 10. 12-Guy Norton, 11. 60-Anthony Roth, 12. 41-George Fronsman, 13. 40-Jeff Stafford, 14. 101bc-Bryson Curry, 15. 5z-Zack Madrid, 16. 4r-Ross Statham, 17. 5L-Cody Laney, 18. 223-Cole Peterson, 19. 66k-Kyle Strickler, 20. 51-Joey Moriarty, 21. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 22. 78-Steve Stultz, 23. 45-R.C. Whitwell, 24. L8-Brian Schultz.

IMCA Stock Cars vs. Pure Stocks:

Heat One: 1. 23jr-Matt Martinez, 2. 53-Justin Thornton, 3. 11-Richard Veralrud, 4. 0-Brian Hatlestad, 5. 98-Vincent Depalma, 6. 06-Tommy Wiman.

Heat Two: 1. 73-Harland Morehart, 2. $-Cody Center, 3. 00-Lonnie Foss, 4. 41-George Fronsman, 5. 7-Gary Everett, 6. 41r-Robert Linn, 7. 15-Mark Madrid, 8. 06az-Kenny Wiman, Jr.

“A” Feature: 1. 23jr-Matt Martinez, 2. 98-Vincent Depalma, 3. 53-Justin Thornton, 4. 00-Lonnie Foss, 5. 41-George Fronsman, 6. 7-Gary Everett, 7. $-Cody Center, 8. 0-Brian Hatlestad, 9. 15-Mark Madrid, 10. 11-Richard Veralrud, 11. 41r-Robert Linn, 12. 73-Harland Morehart, 13. 06az-Kenny Wiman, Jr., 14. 06-Tommy Wiman.

Micro Sprints:

Heat One: 1. 50-Ray Herrera, 2. 101-Jim Branum, 3. 37J-Dustin Cormany, 4. 16-Pat Wing, 5. 14L-Logan Heath, 6. 7k-David Tardiff.

Heat Two: 1. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 2. 28-Mark Morin, 3. 99x-Jake Branum, 4. 04J-Dale Eliason, 5. 9-Marty Morin.

“A” Feature: 1. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 2. 28-Mark Morin, 3. 7k-David Tardiff, 4. 99x-Jake Branum, 5. 37j-Dustin Cormany, 6. 72-Aaron Hernandez, 7. 14L-Logan Heath, 8. 101-Jim Branum, 9. 16-Pat Wing, 10. 04J-Dale Eliason, 11. 50-Ray Herrera, 12. 9-Marty Morin.

Mod Lites:

Heat One: 1. 1-Brenden Priest, 2. 26-Jake Boyle, 3. 96-Hayden Bender, 4. 117-J.C. Gilleland, 5. 23-Joeleen Storck, 6. 33-Mike Schmidt, 7. 2k-Taylor Kuehl.

Heat Two: 1. 51-John Priest, 2. 75-Chaz Baca, Jr., 3. 333-Shane Hinsley, 4. 69-Tom Kuncis, 5. 17x-Ryan Gilleland, 6. 91-Sarah Houton, 7. 4-Erin Holmberg.

“A” Feature: 1. 75-Chaz Baca, Jr., 2. 1-Brenden Priest, 3. 96-Hayden Bender, 4. 51-John Priest, 5. 333-Shane Hinsley, 6. 17x-Ryan Gilleland, 7. 26-Jake Boyle, 8. 91-Sarah Houton, 9. 4-Erin Holmberg, 10. 23-Joeleen Storck, 11. 117-J.C. Gilleland, 12. 69-Tom Kuncis, 13. 33-Mike Schmidt, 14. 2k-Taylor Kuehl.

 

 

MADSEN ACCEPTS THE CHALLENGE BUT VEAL MAKES IT PAY

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

January 16, 2016

Night One feature winner Kerry Madsen took the bold challenge but Jamie Veal made it pay in the second and final night of the 2015/2016 Scott Darley Challenge at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway.

After storming to victory and pocketing the first $19,000 on Friday night the driver of the Keneric Racing #29 looked destined to double his money with a powerhouse run through the preliminaries on Saturday night culminating in a victory in the Aussie Forklift Repairs Pole Shootout.

The Sydneysider had earlier accepted “the Scotty Challenge” to start the second 40-lap A-Main from position #19 in order to make him eligible for a 200% prize-money increase if he could win the race.

After dispatching the field in the Pole Shootout and earning himself right to begin the feature race from the front row Madsen laughed, “If I’d known we were going to be this good tonight I’d never have agreed to the challenge. We’ve already given our word that we would though and that’s what we’ll do.”

The huge crowd on hand bayed its approval at the prospect of Kerry beginning from the tenth row of the grid.

Asked if he was now concerned that this might give Jamie Veal (whom he raced in the final pole shootout) a huge advantage Madsen quipped “It’s not just him, it’s my brother Ian, Sides, Tatnell, Dumesny, Brazier, Hirst and all those guys. This is a quality field.”

Kerry’s words would wind up being eerily prophetic as, try as he may, he was unable to get beyond 13th position despite trying every conceivable line on the track to get through in the remarkable non-stop feature.

Never one to look a gift horse in the mouth Jamie Veal simply dominated the race and collected $19,000 on top of both the $1,900 winner’s cheques for Network Industry on both nights in the SWI Engineering Maxim.

The dual Quick Time $1900 payouts are the richest qualifying incentives anywhere on the planet.

“There’s nowhere in the world that I’m aware of where the fast time award pays almost two grand on consecutive nights,” explained American Jason Sides, “Marty (Perovich) is to be congratulated for what he’s done this weekend.”

Jamie Veal simply ripped away at the start and stayed there in a race that created history as the first 40-lap affair to ever run without a stoppage at Valvoline Raceway. “We’ve won a few USC rounds and weekly races here but this is another thing entirely. It’s a huge honour to win this race in Scott Darley’s memory and a result I’ll never forget. I can’t thank my boys enough for giving me a great racecar to get this done.”

When the greens came on Veal simply drove away but the battles beyond his tail tank were epic, particularly between American Kyle Hirst, Victorian legend Max Dumesny, WSS champion Brooke Tatnell. Toby Bellbowen and Brad Sweet to name a few.

Kyle Hirst took the Monte Motorsport Milwaukee Motorsport Maxim to a strong second place that the Californian later admitted was like a win for the team.

“We really got rolling tonight. Hats off to Jamie for the win but a podium finish for us on a night like this is a win any other time. This is a great result for Milwaukee and our own Luch Monte and all the supporters. I’m thrilled that we can get second in the Scott Darley.”

Veteran Max Dumesny was his typical consistent self and endured a significant battle for second before having to concede the runner up spot to Hirst.

“Everyone knows how much this race means to people. It’s great that we can be up here with these guys. Full credit to Jamie and congratulations to Kerry for taking the challenge.”

There were two disappointments in the main event with Kraig Kinser melting down a motor in the Natrad Maxim late in the race and James McFadden breaking off two spark plugs after smashing the sizeable cushion one too many times. “I said to Moth (Gleeson – crew chief) after the race that I could have just rolled around on the bottom with everyone else or I could get up there and have a crack. Running the bottom’s not really my deal so I had to give it a go.”

Toby Bellbowen had a solid night in the Hog’s Breath Café Maxim to run a strong fourth place after a titanic battle with Brooke Tatnell that lasted several laps.

Brad Sweet was always one to watch after starting deep in the pack and sliding into an eventual top five finish in the Ruhs Brothers #99 KKR whilst fellow American Jason Sides was a lively proposition in the Horrell Motorsport #7 Maxim.

“I love coming to this race and I love this place,” the charismatic Tennessee native conceded prior to the A-Main, “I’m pleased that we can run here this weekend in Sydney and the Classic week next week thanks to Dave Horrell.”

The race presented several season-best so far results including Brisbane gasser Steven Rowell who placed 19th and although he would have been hoping for a higher overall finish Matt Dumesny’s 10th was a just result for a dig-deep weekend in the Valvoline Synpower Maxim.

The historic non-stop affair took a shade under ten minutes fifty-six seconds to run at 10.55.638

Darwin’s Ben Atkinson claimed the B-Main over fellow transferees Matt Dumesny in second, James Thompson third and Mitchell Dumesny finishing fourth but eventually hurting the motor after the chequers in a situation that presented dual Australian champion David Murcott with a berth in the A-Main.

Valvoline Raceway re-worked the track twice on the night to prevent a rubber down racing surface and to keep what was becoming a ‘monster cushion’ particularly in turns one and two.

“You never want to change the track on the night,” conceded VR Managing Director Steven Green, “because you know that teams are chasing their set ups all night and you want a night that builds to the A-main, but when there’s an obvious danger of rubber going down early in the race and the guys also tearing up tyres it’s a decision you need to make. It’s a balance between something that the guys can race on and still provide a spectacle for the fans.”

Final A-main results:

1. Jamie Veal

2. Kyle Hirst

3. Max Dumesny

4. Toby Bellbowen

5. Brad Sweet

6. Jason Sides

7. James Thompson

8. Ian Madsen

9. Brooke Tatnell

10. Matt Dumesny

11. Randy Hannagan

12. Steven Lines

13. Kerry Madsen

14. Robbie Farr

15. Grant Anderson

16. David Murcott

17. Ben Atkinson

18. Sam Walsh

19. Steven Rowell

20. Matt Smith

21. Jordyn Brazier

22. Kraig Kinser (DNF motor)

23. James McFadden (spark plug damage)

24. Garry Brazier

A huge crowd turned out despite yet again intermittent rain and threatening skies to see a nation’s best field and six Americans compete in the honour of Scott Darley’s memory.

The two-night spectacular concludes the International Series for Valvoline Raceway that saw Kraig Kinser, Carson Macedo, Brad Sweet and Kasey Kahne compete at the circuit since December 26.

Kahne, who was competing at the Chilli Bowl event in Oklahoma, tuned into watch the “Clayperview” live video streaming of the Darley action.

The Legend Cars played the role of official support category for the Saturday night and the pocket rockets put on a mighty show with Regan Angel scoring the main event victory from impressive rookie Nathan Camilleri in second place and Glen Arnold filling the final spot on the podium.

Final A-Main results for the Legend Cars were:

1. Regan Angel

2. Nathan Camilleri

3. Glen Arnold

4. Glen Philpott

5. Rob Rawlings

6. Linden Martin

7. Jacob Griffin

8. Scott Sullivan

9. James Duckworth

10. Jess Cassidy

11. Shane Chippendale

12. Chris Peterson

13. Bruce Aldersley

14. Steve Elliott

15. Steve Mclintock

16. Troy Bolton

17. Greg Morris

18. Scott Keane

19. Sean Rooney

20. Aaron Chippendale

21. Kevin Stevens

22. Blake Darcy

23. Hayden Pasco

24. Dan Morris

On the night over $10,000 was raised by a combination of fans and drivers who carried their helmets through the crowd to collect donations for Track Chaplain Garry Coleman OAM’s Motorsport Ministry.

American Carson Macedo, through the generosity of Mitchell Motorsport Team and Eagle Products’ Robert and Mary Dane, provided a framed crew shirt that was signed by every driver over the weekend and raised a staggering $6,250 at auction with Jamie O’Neill’s sponsor Justin from Roller Door Services picking up a cool new pool room showpiece.

Valvoline Raceway wishes to thank the spectators for their kind donations and the drivers for walking through the crowd with their helmets to collect funds for the Coleman’s amazing Motorsport Ministry. “It’s always so humbling when this happens,” explained an emotional Garry Coleman, “I’m indebted to the Darley Family for acknowledging our organization as their chosen charity this weekend for the second year in a row.”

Valvoline Raceway now takes one week off (January 23) before returning on Saturday, January 30 for the annual Late Models Easternapolis.

 

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 2016 AHG Sprintcar Series

BRAD Maiolo’s dominance in the 2015-16 AHG Sprintcar Series continued when he took another feature race win at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

Maiolo won the 30-lap feature race from the fast-finishing Ryan Farrell and big brother Jamie.

It was a great drive from the younger of the two Maiolos who started round 10 of the series from outside of the third row.

Farrell also put in a gutsy effort after starting from P11 and getting his best result of the season in the #90 entry.

Jamie Maiolo finished third – the same spot as he started.

David Priolo and Jason Kendrick started on the front row and it was Priolo that won the start with Kendrick hitting the back of his rival, damaging his front wing and dropping back a few spots early on.

Jamie Maiolo led briefly before Brad got to the front and set the pace.

Troy Lawson went over on the main straight on lap five after contact with Ryan Lancaster, putting them both out of the show.

Kendrick was starting to look better in the #11 machine but then went off the pace before the rear axle broke and he spun around in pits bend on lap 7.

Lee Nash, who started from P4, looked threatening and challenged Maiolo for the lead soon afterwards but then lost ground with a couple of brushes with the wall before he eventually spun to the infield on lap 22.

Brad Maiolo was lucky to keep going after he ran into the rear of backmarker Ben Butcher with officials sending the latter to the rear on the restart as the primary cause.

Farrell got better as the race wore on and the margin between him and Maiolo at the end of the contest was only just over three seconds.

Polesitter Priolo finished fourth ahead of Callum Williamson (from P7), Mitchell Wormall (P13), Daryl Clayden (P9), Andrew Priolo (P10), Jacob Lucas (P16), Ben Butcher (P14)and Darren Mewett (P17).

RESULTS

Qualifying: Jason Kendrick 13.905, David Priolo 14.003, Bradley Maiolo 14.011, Jamie Maiolo 14.081, Daryl Clayden 14.196, Jake Beard-Miller 14.202, Lee Nash 14.233, James Inglis 14.281, Ryan Lancaster 14.338, Ryan Farrell 14.445, Troy Lawson 14.590, Andrew Priolo 14.603, Corey Hunter 14.610, Jacob Lucas 14.721, Callum Williamson 14.751, Scott Chatwin 14.835, Ben Butcher 14.859, Mitchell Wormall 14.899, Darren Mewett 15.606.

Heat 1: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Bradley Maiolo, 3rd Lee Nash, 4th Callum Williamson, 5th Ryan Lancaster, 6th Daryl Clayden, 7th Ben Butcher, 8th Troy Lawson, 9th Corey Hunter, 10th Darren Mewett.

Heat 2: 1st Jamie Maiolo, 2nd David Priolo, 3rd Andrew Priolo, 4th James Inglis, 5th Ryan Farrell, 6th Jake Beard-Miller, 7th Mitchell Wormall, 8th Jacob Lucas, 9th Scott Chatwin.

Heat 3: 1st Ryan Lancaster, 2nd Ben Butcher, 3rd James Inglis, 4th Andrew Priolo, 5th Daryl Clayden, 6th Jamie Maiolo, 7th Jason Kendrick, 8th Corey Hunter. DNF: Scott Chatwin.

Heat 4: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd Mitchell Wormall, 3rd Lee Nash, 4th David Priolo, 5th Ryan Farrell, 6th Jacob Lucas, 7th Bradley Maiolo, 8th Jake Beard-Miller, 9th Troy Lawson and 10th Darren Mewett.

Feature: 1st Bradley Maiolo, 2nd Ryan Farrell, 3rd Jamie Maiolo, 4th David Priolo, 5th Callum Williamson 6th Mitchell Wormall, 7th Daryl Clayden, 8th Andrew Priolo, 9th Jacob Lucas, 10th Ben Butcher, 11th Darren Mewett. DNF: Lee Nash, Jake Beard-Miller, Corey Hunter, Jason Kendrick, Troy Lawson, Ryan Lancaster, Scott Chatwin and James Inglis.

BRAD Maiolo has maintained his lead in the 2015-16 AHG Sprintcar Series after winning the round 10 feature race at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

Maiolo won the 30-lap final from Ryan Farrell and big brother Jamie.

As a result he has 1730 points with five rounds of the championship remaining, ahead of Jamie who has moved up to second with 1682 points after his Joker card was played last night and he doubled points for the round.

Round 10 was the last one for drivers to play their Jokers and those who hadn’t already played it, had it automatically done for them last night.

Jason Kendrick remains in third despite crashing out after just seven laps of the feature race with a broken rear axle.

Lee Nash slid out of feature race contention on lap 22 after looking strong, but he holds down fourth in the points.

His Wormall team mates in Daryl Clayden and Mitchell Wormall are next in fifth and sixth respectively.

Wormall put in a great drive to be sixth in the final, crossing the line behind Callum Williamson who also looked good in his new J&J chassis.

Shaun Bradford, as a result of missing the round for his brother’s wedding, has dropped to seventh with Williamson now eighth.

Ben Ellement was also not in action and has dropped down the order to ninth while Ryan Farrell, thanks to his second in this round and doubling his points, is now in the top 10.

Remaining rounds of the AHG Sprintcar Series: February 13 (Motorplex WSS), February 20 (Bunbury WSS), February 26-27 (Motorplex WSS) and March 12 (Motorplex).

Points after round 10: Bradley Maiolo 1730, Jamie Maioo 1682, Jason Kendrick 1626, Lee Nash 1588, Daryl Clayden 1554, Mitchell Wormall 1546, Shaun Bradford 1514, Callum Williamson 1480, Ben Ellement 1456, Ryan Farrell 1444, David Priolo 1366, Ryan Lancaster 1350, Scott Chatwin 1336, Andrew Priolo 1116, Jake Beard-Miller 1104, Ken Sartori 1076, Troy Lawson 1030, James Inglis 1024, Kye Scroop 898, Robert Watson 712, Darren Mewett 678, Jacob Lucas 662, Jason Pryde 660, Corey Hunter 638, Brodie Minchin 484, Aldo De Paoli 480, Taylor Milling 476, Luke Dillon 462, Sean Zemunik 420, Carl Dowling 344, Daniel Keen 272, Ben Butcher 260, Jamie Buszan 222, Trent Pigdon, Terry Cutts 150 each, Ian Madsen 142, Jason Boland 124, Michael Keen 122, Paul Pee 120, Scott Reilly 50.

 

 

Lasoski Victorious in Winter Heat Finale at Cocopah, Stewart Claims Event Title

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 9, 2016) - Two faces familiar to Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Victory Lane stood atop the podium on Saturday during the 2nd edition of the marquee event at Cocopah Speedway.

Danny Lasoski, who captured the inaugural title in 2015, led the final 29 laps of the finale to score his first victory of the year. Meanwhile, Shane Stewart, who won back-to-back features entering Saturday, charged from 19th to seventh place to garner the 2016 championship by eight points over Dale Blaney.

"We didn't really change a whole lot from our package that we had last year," Stewart said. "The main thing was we came here and raced. We got ourselves back in the groove. I think this will help us going to Florida (next month to start the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season)."

The feature began with Lasoski quickly advancing to second place from his fourth starting position. He then passed Greg Hodnett, who led the first lap, with a slide job entering turn three on Lap 2.

The lone caution of the race came on Lap 6 as polesitter Jason Johnson, who was running third, spun exiting turn two. Lasoski quickly built a sizable advantage following the restart and Daryn Pittman wasted little time passing Hodnett for the runner-up position.

Traffic came into play on Lap 11 and remained heavy until the checkered flag. With Lasoski mired behind traffic on the bottom groove, Pittman inched to the top of the track in turns three and four and reeled in the leader - a scene eerily similar to Friday night, when Stewart used a late-race pass by powering around the top groove to steal the victory from Lasoski.

"I wasn't going to let that happen twice," Lasoski said. "I knew what I did last night was completely driver error. We had a really good race car tonight. Hopefully we can come back next year."

Pittman closed within a car length of Lasoski on multiple occasions, but was unable to make a bid for the lead. Pittman settled for a second-place finish, which was his best result of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

"We made some changes there for the feature that, man, made all the difference in the world," said Pittman, who placed third in the event standings. "I was really good on the top in (turns) three and four and then it got really clean. It started to rubber a little on the bottom in (turn) three and four. If it hadn't done that I thought we had a shot at it, especially in traffic."

Hodnett rounded out the podium, which wrapped up a fourth-place result in the standings.

"We put different bars, different shocks on it for the feature and just weren't good enough," he said. "The other guys were way better. We're fortunate to come out of here with another top three."

While the battle up front was intense, Stewart's charge through the field was impressive. His Larson Marks Racing team was forced to change an engine following a qualifier and Stewart narrowly made it onto the track in time for a B Main, where a runner-up finish transferred him into the 19th starting position for the main event.

"We struggled a little bit," he said. "Our team is really good. They just put their heads down when we have a little bit of an issue and just get through it."

Stewart advanced inside the top 10 by Lap 11 of the feature and he gained three more positions during the second half of the feature. That kept him in the lead of the championship standings, which paid $4,000 to win thanks to Cometic Gasket, JE Pistons and K1 Technologies.

Blaney, Pittman, Hodnett and Lasoski, who, respectively, placed second through fifth in the event standings, each received $1,500.

Blaney finished fourth in Saturday's main event with NASCAR star Kasey Kahne in fifth.

Logan Schuchart was sixth with Stewart, Roger Crockett, Trey Starks and Dominic Scelzi rounding out the top 10, respectively.

Logan Forler, Terry McCarl, Lasoski, Jason Solwold and Johnson each won a heat race with Joey Saldana, Kahne, Starks, Bill Balog and Bud Kaeding claiming a qualifier. Rico Abreu and Aaron Reutzel were triumphant in the twin B Mains.

Saturday's event began with a special announcement as Henry Van Dam received the Big Al Sportsmanship Award, which was established for this year's event in honor of Al Tschider. Tschider founded the Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation, which was created to provide motor sports trips and racing opportunities for children battling life-threatening conditions and illnesses, and he passed away suddenly last August.

"He was able to do a lot of special things for kids that were just amazing," Van Dam said. "To win the award is awesome because I know how much effort he put into the foundation and to be a part of that is huge."

NOTES : Greg Hodnett was awarded $1,000 by Here 2 Wire, Inc., for earning the most passing points throughout the event. … Shark Racing (drivers Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen) garnered $500 from Here 2 Wire, Inc., for the long haul award. … Shane Stewart was awarded a $250 gift card from SpeedMart and a $75 certificate from TiLUBE Motorsport Lubricants for being the Hard Charger Award winner. … Jacob Allen received $150 from Ron's Lawn Service in Sharpsville, Pa., for being the first non-qualifier in the first B Main. … Ryan Smith and Paul McMahan captured $100 each from Carlile Transportation Heavy Haul Division in Anchorage, Alaska, and Tacoma, Wash., for placing sixth in a B Main. … Logan Forler earned a $50 certificate from TiLUBE Motorsport Lubricants for being the first non-qualifier in the second B Main. … Aaron Reutzel's car owner Shane Liebig won a $150 gift card to Outback Steakhouse in the SpeedMart fuel draw.

JAN. 9 RESULTS -

Heat Race 1 (8 laps): 1. 2l-Logan Forler (1); 2. 121-Greg Hodnett (6); 3. 6g-Bryan Gossel (2); 4. 88n-D.J. Netto (7); 5. 11c-Roger Crockett (8); 6. 21-Robbie Price (3); 7. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr. (4); 8. 7-Paul McMahan (5).

Heat Race 2 (8 laps): 1. 24-Terry McCarl (2); 2. 17a-Austin McCarl (3); 3. 97-Parker Price-Miller (1); 4. 68-Chase Johnson (4); 5. 83-Joey Saldana (5); 6. 3c-Craig Dollansky (8); 7. 7t-Tasker Phillips (6); 8. 4s-Michael Kofoid (7).

Heat Race 3 (8 laps): 1. 33-Danny Lasoski (1); 2. 9k-Daryn Pittman (2); 3. 2b-Dale Blaney (5); 4. 4-Kasey Kahne (3); 5. 49-Tanner Thorson (7); 6. 24r-Rico Abreu (8); 7. 5h-Willie Croft (6); 8. 99-Skylar Gee (4).

Heat Race 4 (8 laps): 1. 18-Jason Solwold (2); 2. 55-Aaron Reutzel (3); 3. 41s-Dominic Scelzi (1); 4. 1s-Logan Schuchart (6); 5. 9-Ryan Smith (4); 6. 11-Steve Kinser (5); 7. 26-Bud Kaeding (8); 8. 33v-Henry Van Dam (7).

Heat Race 5 (8 laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson (2); 2. 2-Shane Stewart (4); 3. 1g-Christopher Bell (1); 4. 55t-Trey Starks (3); 5. 1a-Jacob Allen (8); 6. 17b-Bill Balog (5); 7. 21b-Brian Brown (7); 8. 2c-Wayne Johnson (6).

Qualifier 1 (10 laps): 1. 83-Joey Saldana (1); 2. 68-Chase Johnson (2); 3. 6g-Bryan Gossel (3); 4. 88n-D.J. Netto (4); 5. 121-Greg Hodnett (6); 6. 2l-Logan Forler (5); 7. 21-Robbie Price (7); 8. 4s-Michael Kofoid (8).

Qualifier 2 (10 laps): 1. 4-Kasey Kahne (2); 2. 9-Ryan Smith (1); 3. 9k-Daryn Pittman (4); 4. 33-Danny Lasoski (5); 5. 24-Terry McCarl (6); 6. 97-Parker Price-Miller (3); 7. 21b-Brian Brown (7); 8. 33v-Henry Van Dam (8).

Qualifier 3 (10 laps): 1. 55t-Trey Starks (2); 2. 41s-Dominic Scelzi (3); 3. 1s-Logan Schuchart (4); 4. 17a-Austin McCarl (5); 5. 7t-Tasker Phillips (7); 6. 18-Jason Solwold (6); 7. 2c-Wayne Johnson (8); 8. 11-Steve Kinser (DNS).

Qualifier 4 (10 laps): 1. 17b-Bill Balog (1); 2. 3c-Craig Dollansky (2); 3. 11c-Roger Crockett (4); 4. 41-Jason Johnson (6); 5. 1g-Christopher Bell (3); 6. 55-Aaron Reutzel (5); 7. 7-Paul McMahan (8); 8. 5h-Willie Croft (7).

Qualifier 5 (10 laps): 1. 26-Bud Kaeding (1); 2. 24r-Rico Abreu (2); 3. 49-Tanner Thorson (3); 4. 1b-Dale Blaney (5); 5. 1a-Jacob Allen (4); 6. 2-Shane Stewart (6); 7. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr. (7); 8. 99-Skylar Gee (8).

B Main 1 (15 laps/4 transfer): 1. 24r-Rico Abreu (2); 2. 2-Shane Stewart (3); 3. 18-Jason Solwold (1); 4. 17b-Bill Balog (4); 5. 1a-Jacob Allen (6); 6. 9-Ryan Smith (5); 7. 97-Parker Price-Miller (7); 8. 21-Robbie Price (8); 9. 4s-Michael Kofoid (11); 10. 99-Skylar Gee (12); 11. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr. (9); 12. 2c-Wayne Johnson (10).

B Main 2 (15 laps/4 transfer): 1. 55-Aaron Reutzel (5); 2. 21b-Brian Brown (8); 3. 1g-Christopher Bell (6); 4. 7t-Tasker Phillips (7); 5. 2l-Logan Forler (3); 6. 7-Paul McMahan (9); 7. 33v-Henry Van Dam (11); 8. 26-Bud Kaeding (4); 9. 3c-Craig Dollansky (1); 10. 49-Tanner Thorson (2); 11. 5h-Willie Croft (DNS); 12. 11-Steve Kinser (DNS).

A Main (30 laps): 1. 33-Danny Lasoski (4); 2. 9k-Daryn Pittman (3); 3. 121-Greg Hodnett (2); 4. 1b-Dale Blaney (9); 5. 4-Kasey Kahne (5); 6. 1s-Logan Schuchart (8); 7. 2-Shane Stewart (19); 8. 11c-Roger Crockett (10); 9. 55t-Trey Starks (6); 10. 41s-Dominic Scelzi (12); 11. 83-Joey Saldana (14); 12. 21b-Brian Brown (20); 13. 24-Terry McCarl (7); 14. 24r-Rico Abreu (17); 15. 17a-Austin McCarl (11); 16. 1g-Christopher Bell (22); 17. 68-Chase Johnson (15); 18. 88n-D.J. Netto (13); 19. 55-Aaron Reutzel (18); 20. 18-Jason Solwold (21); 21. 7t-Tasker Phillips (24); 22. 17b-Bill Balog (23); 23. 6g-Bryan Gossel (16); 24. 41-Jason Johnson (1).

(Top 30 in passing and finishing points in the heat races were inverted in the qualifiers. The top 16 in passing and finishing points following the qualifiers locked into the A Main.)

UNOFFICIAL FINAL POINTS -

.1. 2-Shane Stewart 920; 2. 1b-Dale Blaney 912; 3. 9k-Daryn Pittman 887; T4. 121-Greg Hodnett 864; T4. 33-Danny Lasoski 864; 6. 83-Joey Saldana 852; 7. 24-Terry McCarl 803; 8. 88n-D.J. Netto 777; 9. 1g-Christopher Bell 767; 10. 21b-Brian Brown 738; 11. 3c-Craig Dollansky 730; 12. 24r-Rico Abreu 725; 13. 9-Ryan Smith 716; 14. 7-Paul McMahan 714; T15. 41-Jason Johnson 702; T15. 7t-Tasker Phillips 702; 17. 18-Jason Solwold 685; 18. 17a-Austin McCarl 672; 19. 11c-Roger Crockett 671; 20. 49-Tanner Thorson 666; 21. 2l-Logan Forler 664; 22. 68-Chase Johnson 642; 23. 55-Aaron Reutzel 626; 24. 21-Robbie Price 614; 25. 2c-Wayne Johnson 597; 26. 33v-Henry Van Dam 584; 27. 11-Steve Kinser 578; 28. 4s-Michael Kofoid 570; 29. 1a-Jacob Allen 562; 30. 57-Kyle Larson 561; 31. 99-Skylar Gee 554; 32. 17b-Bill Balog 552; 33. 55t-Trey Starks 550; 34. 41s-Dominic Scelzi 537; 35. 1s-Logan Schuchart 500; 36. 97-Parker Price-Miller 499; 37. 6g-Bryan Gossel 485; 38. 26-Bud Kaeding 448; 39. 5h-Willie Croft 429; 40. 23-Seth Bergman 420; 41. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 392; 42. 81w-Danny Wood 385; 43. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr. 358; 44. 45x-Johnny Herrera 346; 45. 17w-Bryan Clauson 321; 46. 4-Kasey Kahne 294; 47. 1-Justin Henderson 202; 48. 9r-Reece Goetz 2.

2016 WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

Dates: Jan. 1-2, Jan. 5 and Jan. 8-9, 2016

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night (Jan. 1-2, 8-9); $5,000-to-win (Jan. 5); approximately $250,000 total prize money

Type: 410ci sprint cars

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.CocopahWinterHeat.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown

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

TICKETS -

General admission tickets for the event are on sale by visiting http://www.CocopahWinterHeat.com. Kids 12 and under get in free. There is a discount for military members and senior citizens.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Speed Shift TV will be broadcasting live Pay-Per-View video of the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown for only $24.95 per night. Also, a 20-percent discount is available for those who purchase all five nights. Visit http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com/WinterHeat for more information.

THE EVENT -

The 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will showcase the top sprint car drivers in the world in sunny Southwest Arizona during the first two weeks of January in 2016. The four weekend races pay $12,000 to the winner and at least $1,000 to every driver who advances to the main event with the midweek show paying $5,000 to win.

POINTS FUND -

The 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown features a $10,000 points fund thanks to Cometic Gasket, JE Pistons and K1 Technologies. The driver who garners the most overall points throughout all five races receives $4,000 for winning the championship with drivers finishing second through fifth each recording a $1,500 bonus.

COCOPAH SPEEDWAY -

Cocopah Speedway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile dirt track located in Somerton, Ariz. It has a concrete wall perimeter, television-quality lighting and the pits are located outside turns three and four. There is also dry camping free of charge on the property. For more information, visit http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com.

COMETIC GASKET -

Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of gaskets and engine sealing solutions for the Automotive Performance, Powersports, Original Equipment and Remanufactured Engine Industries. Housed in a 70,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing center in Concord, Ohio, Cometic Gasket has maintained its deep roots in the powersports industry while expanding to service the Automotive Performance, Domestic Automotive, Sport Compact, V-twin, Marine, Diesel, Agricultural, Industrial and Stationary Power markets. Today, Cometic Gasket offers over 85,000 SKUs, shipping gaskets and engine sealing solutions across the globe. All Cometic products are made in the United States with materials manufactured on American soil. For more information, visit http://www.Cometic.com.

JE PISTONS -

JE Pistons is the leader in high performance forged pistons. Based in Irvine, Calif., the company has more than 60 years of experience and has a history of manufacturing the highest quality pistons and components that professional engine builders, race teams and high-performance enthusiasts trust and rely on. For more information, visit http://www.JEPistons.com.

K1 TECHNOLOGIES -

K1 Technologies produces "RACEREADY" connecting rods and crankshafts at very affordable prices. K1's connecting rods and crankshafts are made to our designs and are held to some of the tightest accepted tolerances in the racing industry. More attention is shown to finish work than comparable products. A wide variety of sizes and applications are available, from Sport Compact sizes through Small Block and Big Block Chevy and Mopar, including some custom and specialty sizes. Our unique design, which is original to the K1 Technologies line of connecting rods, saves weight without sacrificing strength. K1 Technologies strives to bring our customers a high-quality connecting rod at an affordable price, while providing world-class customer service. For more information, visit http://www.K1Technologies.com.

 

 

Stewart Goes Back to Back at Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Following Friday Win

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 8, 2016) - Shane Stewart became the first back-to-back feature winner in Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown history on Friday at Cocopah Speedway.

Stewart passed defending event champion Danny Lasoski for the lead in turns three and four with five laps remaining to claim the $12,000 top prize as well as the lead in the championship standings heading into Saturday's event finale, which is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. (Mountain).

"I told myself to be patient getting into (turn) three because that was where I was going to pass him," said Stewart, who has earned three straight top-two finishes at the marquee event. "He was a little bit better than I was in (turns) one and two. I just needed him to get bottled up behind a lapped car, which is kind of what happened. We were able to get a good run going into (turn) three and get by him coming off of (turn) four."

The 30-lap feature began with a caution on the opening lap for D.J. Netto, who broke a front end and spun into the infield. Lasoski, who garnered the pole position after earning the most combined points during heat race and qualifier competition, rocketed into the lead on the complete restart and he built a sizeable advantage by the time he entered traffic on Lap 8.

Stewart powered into fourth place on that lap and into third on Lap 12. He drove into the runner-up position on Lap 13 and began to chase Lasoski, who owned nearly a straightaway advantage. While Lasoski and most of the drivers favored the bottom lane, Stewart hustled to the top groove and reeled in Lasoski, who struggled for several circuits to lap Tasker Phillips.

Lasoski and Stewart were nose to tail on Lap 19, but it took several laps for Stewart's lane to propel him into the top spot. With five laps remaining Stewart made the race-winning pass by driving around Lasoski in turns three and four.

"We plain and simple got beat," Lasoski said. "That No. 2 car has been rolling all week and they just caught me in lapped traffic. I couldn't get by a lapped car and he did what he had to do. He drove by me."

The final caution came with four laps remaining as Bud Kaeding, who was running 10th, stopped in turn three. Stewart got a clean restart and cruised to his second triumph in the past three nights.

"We have a great race car," he said. "We've got a great team. It's just a pleasure to drive this thing. You just can't ever count us out. For us to pass the teams that we did and the drivers that we did and pick up another win is really special for me, special for my guys and makes all their hard work worth all the effort."

Dale Blaney, who ranks second in the event standings - 18 points behind Stewart - rounded out the podium after maneuvering from fifth to third place on the frontstretch with 10 laps remaining.

"You could move around a little bit," he said. "I looked up and there set Shane and there set Danny right in front of me. We were pretty good. We weren't balanced the best. To come out of here with a third is awesome."

Brian Brown posted a fourth-place result with Greg Hodnett ending fifth.

Chirstopher Bell, Daryn Pittman, Ryan Smith, Joey Saldana and Paul McMahan rounded out the top 10, respectively.

Danny Wood, Bell, Smith, Pittman and Lasoski each won a heat race with Saldana, Terry McCarl, Tanner Thorson, Kaeding and Logan Schuchart each capturing a qualifier. Aaron Reutzel and Rico Abreu claimed the B Mains.

NOTES : Shane Stewart was awarded a $250 gift card from SpeedMart and a $75 certificate from TiLUBE Motorsport Lubricants for being the Hard Charger Award winner. … Parker Price-Miller received $150 from Ron's Lawn Service in Sharpsville, Pa., for being the first non-qualifier in the first B Main. … Craig Dollansky and Logan Forler captured $100 each from Carlile Transportation Heavy Haul Division in Anchorage, Alaska, for placing sixth in a B Main. … Henry Van Dam earned a $50 certificate from TiLUBE Motorsport Lubricants for being the first non-qualifier in the second B Main.

JAN. 8 RESULTS -

Heat Race 1 (8 laps): 1. 81w-Danny Wood (2); 2. 7t-Tasker Phillips (1); 3. 7-Paul McMahan (5); 4. 18-Jason Solwold (6); 5. 49-Tanner Thorson (3); 6. 41s-Dominic Scelzi (8); 7. 17a-Austin McCarl (7); 8. 99-Skylar Gee (9); 9. 4-Kasey Kahne (DQ).

Heat Race 2 (8 laps): 1. 1g-Christopher Bell (3); 2. 33v-Henry Van Dam (4); 3. 1a-Jacob Allen (6); 4. 21-Robbie Price (2): 5. 55t-Trey Starks (7); 6. 26-Bud Kaeding (8); 7. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr. (5); 8. 68-Chase Johnson (9); 9. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (1).

Heat Race 3 (8 laps): 1. 9-Ryan Smith (1); 2. 21b-Brian Brown (5); 3. 24-Rico Abreu (4); 4. 1b-Dale Blaney (9); 5. 11c-Roger Crockett (8); 6. 2l-Logan Forler (6); 7. 2c-Wayne Johnson (7); 8. 45x-Johnny Herrera (2); 9. 11-Steve Kinser (DNS).

Heat Race 4 (8 laps): 1. 9k-Daryn Pittman (2); 2. 121-Greg Hodnett (3); 3. 2-Shane Stewart (5); 4. 17b-Bill Balog (1); 5. 24-Terry McCarl (4); 6. 83-Joey Saldana (9); 7. 88n-D.J. Netto (7); 8. 4s-Michael Kofoid (6); 9. 41-Jason Johnson (8).

Heat Race 5 (8 laps): 1. 33-Danny Lasoski (3); 2. 5h-Willie Croft (2); 3. 55-Aaron Reutzel (4); 4. 17w-Bryan Clauson (5); 5. 97-Parker Price-Miller (1); 6. 1s-Logan Schuchart (8); 7. 3c-Craig Dollansky (7); 8. 6g-Bryan Gossel (6).

Qualifier 1 (10 laps): 1. 83-Joey Saldana (2); 2. 7-Paul McMahan (4); 3. 1b-Dale Blaney (5); 4. 17b-Bill Balog (1); 5. 55-Aaron Reutzel (3); 6. 1g-Christopher Bell (6); 7. 17a-Austin McCarl (7); 8. 68-Chase Johnson (8); 9. 45x-Johnny Herrera (DNS).

Qualifier 2 (10 laps): 1. 24-Terry McCarl (1); 2. 2-Shane Stewart (4); 3. 33-Danny Lasoski (6); 4. 21-Robbie Price (2); 5. 2c-Wayne Johnson (7); 6. 4-Kasey Kahne (9); 7. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr. (8); 8. 33v-Henry Van Dam (5); 9. 18-Jason Solwold (3).

Qualifier 3 (10 laps): 1. 49-Tanner Thorson (1); 2. 11c-Roger Crockett (3); 3. 21b-Brian Brown (6); 4. 5h-Willie Croft (4); 5. 88n-D.J. Netto (7); 6. 4s-Michael Kofoid (8); 7. 1a-Jacob Allen (5); 8. 11-Steve Kinser (9); 9. 41s-Dominic Scelzi (2).

Qualifier 4 (10 laps): 1. 26-Bud Kaeding (2); 2. 9-Ryan Smith (5); 3. 97-Parker Price-Miller (1); 4. 17w-Bryan Clauson (3); 5. 3c-Craig Dollansky (7); 6. 7t-Tasker Phillips (4); 7. 6g-Bryan Gossel (8); 8. 81w-Danny Wood (DNS). 9. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (DNS).

Qualifier 5 (10 laps): 1. 1s-Logan Schuchart (2); 2. 121-Greg Hodnett (5); 3. 2l-Logan Forler (1); 4. 55t-Trey Starks (3); 5. 9k-Daryn Pittman (6); 6. 24r-Rico Abreu (4); 7. 41-Jason Johnson (8); 8. 99-Skylar Gee (7).

B Main 1 (15 laps/4 transfer): 1. 55-Aaron Reutzel (1); 2. 7t-Tasker Phillips (3); 3. 55t-Trey Starks (2); 4. 21-Robbie Price (4); 5. 97-Parker Price-Miller (5); 6. 3c-Craig Dollansky (7); 7. 2c-Wayne Johnson (6); 8. 41-Jason Johnson (12); 9. 68-Chase Johnson (9); 10. 4-Kasey Kahne (10); 11. 41s-Dominic Scelzi (11); 12. 11-Steve Kinser (13); 13. 18-Jason Solwold (DNS).

B Main 2 (15 laps/4 transfer): 1. 24r-Rico Abreu (3); 2. 1a-Jacob Allen (2); 3. 17w-Bryan Clauson (1); 4. 88n-D.J. Netto (6); 5. 33v-Henry Van Dam (4); 6. 2l-Logan Forler (5); 7. 17a-Austin McCarl (7); 8. 4s-Michael Kofoid (8); 9. 99-Skylar Gee (11); 10. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr. (9); 11. 17b-Bill Balog (DNS); 12. 6g-Bryan Gossel (DNS); 13. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (DNS).

A Main (30 laps): 1. 2-Shane Stewart (7); 2. 33-Danny Lasoski (1); 3. 1b-Dale Blaney (5); 4. 21b-Brian Brown (2); 5. 121-Greg Hodnett (4); 6. 1g-Christopher Bell (8); 7. 9k-Daryn Pittman (11); 8. 9-Ryan Smith (3); 9. 83-Joey Saldana (9); 10. 7-Paul McMahan (6); 11. 49-Tanner Thorson (16); 12. 24-Terry McCarl (15); 13. 11c-Roger Crockett (10); 14. 1s-Logan Schuchart (11); 15. 5h-Willie Croft (14); 16. 17w-Bryan Clauson (22); 17. 24r-Rico Abreu (18); 18. 55t-Trey Starks (21); 19. 7t-Tasker Phillips (19); 20. 21-Robbie Price (23); 21. 55-Aaron Reutzel (17); 22. 26-Bud Kaeding (12); 23. 1a-Jacob Allen (20); 24. 88n-D.J. Netto (24).

(Top 30 in passing and finishing points in the heat races were inverted in the qualifiers. The top 16 in passing and finishing points following the qualifiers locked into the A Main.)

UNOFFICIAL POINTS AFTER NIGHT 4 -

.1. 2-Shane Stewart 747; 2. 1b-Dale Blaney 729; 3. 9k-Daryn Pittman 695; 4. 83-Joey Saldana 688; 5. 121-Greg Hodnett 678; 6. 33-Danny Lasoski 667; 7. 24-Terry McCarl 643; 8. 88n-D.J. Netto 629; 9. 1g-Christopher Bell 615; 10. 3c-Craig Dollansky 611; 11. 7-Paul McMahan 594; 12. 9-Ryan Smith 588; 13. 21b-Brian Brown 584; 14. 11-Steve Kinser 573; 15. 24r-Rico Abreu 569; 16. 7t-Tasker Phillips 564; 17. 41-Jason Johnson 563; 18. 57-Kyle Larson 561; 19. 49-Tanner Thorson 545; 20. 18-Jason Solwold 540; 21. 2l-Logan Forler 534; 22. 17a-Austin McCarl 516; 23. 11c-Roger Crockett 501; 24. 21-Robbie Price 496; 25. 68-Chase Johnson 490; 26. 2c-Wayne Johnson 489; 27. 55-Aaron Reutzel 480; 28. 33v-Henry Van Dam 467; 29. 4s-Michael Kofoid 457; 30. 99-Skylar Gee 443; 31. 1a-Jacob Allen 435; 32. 5h-Willie Croft 422; 33. 23-Seth Bergman 420; 34. 17b-Bill Balog 411; 35. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 392; 36. 81w-Danny Wood 385; 37. 55t-Trey Starks 380; 38. 97-Parker Price-Miller 375; 39. 41s-Dominic Scelzi 370; 40. 45x-Johnny Herrera 346; 41. 6g-Bryan Gossel 345; 42. 26-Bud Kaeding 325; 43. 1s-Logan Schuchart 323; 44. 17w-Bryan Clauson 321; 45. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr. 247; 46. 1-Justin Henderson 202; 47. 4-Kasey Kahne 112; 48. 9r-Reece Goetz 2.

2016 WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

Dates: Jan. 1-2, Jan. 5 and Jan. 8-9, 2016

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night (Jan. 1-2, 8-9); $5,000-to-win (Jan. 5); approximately $250,000 total prize money

Type: 410ci sprint cars

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.CocopahWinterHeat.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown

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

TICKETS -

General admission tickets for the event are on sale by visiting http://www.CocopahWinterHeat.com. Kids 12 and under get in free. There is a discount for military members and senior citizens.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Speed Shift TV will be broadcasting live Pay-Per-View video of the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown for only $24.95 per night. Also, a 20-percent discount is available for those who purchase all five nights. Visit http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com/WinterHeat for more information.

THE EVENT -

The 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will showcase the top sprint car drivers in the world in sunny Southwest Arizona during the first two weeks of January in 2016. The four weekend races pay $12,000 to the winner and at least $1,000 to every driver who advances to the main event with the midweek show paying $5,000 to win.

POINTS FUND -

The 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown features a $10,000 points fund thanks to Cometic Gasket, JE Pistons and K1 Technologies. The driver who garners the most overall points throughout all five races receives $4,000 for winning the championship with drivers finishing second through fifth each recording a $1,500 bonus.

COCOPAH SPEEDWAY -

Cocopah Speedway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile dirt track located in Somerton, Ariz. It has a concrete wall perimeter, television-quality lighting and the pits are located outside turns three and four. There is also dry camping free of charge on the property. For more information, visit http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com.

COMETIC GASKET -

Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of gaskets and engine sealing solutions for the Automotive Performance, Powersports, Original Equipment and Remanufactured Engine Industries. Housed in a 70,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing center in Concord, Ohio, Cometic Gasket has maintained its deep roots in the powersports industry while expanding to service the Automotive Performance, Domestic Automotive, Sport Compact, V-twin, Marine, Diesel, Agricultural, Industrial and Stationary Power markets. Today, Cometic Gasket offers over 85,000 SKUs, shipping gaskets and engine sealing solutions across the globe. All Cometic products are made in the United States with materials manufactured on American soil. For more information, visit http://www.Cometic.com.

JE PISTONS -

JE Pistons is the leader in high performance forged pistons. Based in Irvine, Calif., the company has more than 60 years of experience and has a history of manufacturing the highest quality pistons and components that professional engine builders, race teams and high-performance enthusiasts trust and rely on. For more information, visit http://www.JEPistons.com.

K1 TECHNOLOGIES -

K1 Technologies produces "RACEREADY" connecting rods and crankshafts at very affordable prices. K1's connecting rods and crankshafts are made to our designs and are held to some of the tightest accepted tolerances in the racing industry. More attention is shown to finish work than comparable products. A wide variety of sizes and applications are available, from Sport Compact sizes through Small Block and Big Block Chevy and Mopar, including some custom and specialty sizes. Our unique design, which is original to the K1 Technologies line of connecting rods, saves weight without sacrificing strength. K1 Technologies strives to bring our customers a high-quality connecting rod at an affordable price, while providing world-class customer service. For more information, visit http://www.K1Technologies.com.

 

 

Stewart Uses Late-Race Pass on Larson to Claim Winter Heat Round 3

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 6, 2016) - Mother Nature made her own plans for the midweek race during the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

Weather postponed the third round of the five-race series at Cocopah Speedway one day until Wednesday, when another brief shower in the middle of the program resulted in an ultra-fast surface for the 43 competitors who battled for the $5,000 top prize on the elbows-up track.

Shane Stewart hustled past his car owner, NASCAR star Kyle Larson, on Lap 25 en route to his first career victory at the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

"I'm just glad Mother Nature cooperated a little bit," said Stewart, who won by more than seven seconds and lapped up to eighth place. "I'm very happy we were able to get the race in. It's always a pleasure racing Kyle. He's so darn good that he's almost like racing Donny (Schatz) honestly. He sets such a strong pace.

"Everything worked out good for me. Sometimes it's not always good to be leading. When he dropped down there and hit that hole I had a pretty good run on him and when he got sideways we were able to sneak by."

The pass was the peak of a wild feature, which began with Larson quickly powering into the lead from his pole position. While Stewart was able to remain within striking distance, Larson hit traffic on Lap 4 and had lapped up to 14th place before the first caution of the race on Lap 12 for Terry McCarl.

Stewart, who restarted with two lapped cars between him and Larson, got by one lapped car before the second-and-final caution on Lap 14 for Seth Bergman.

Stewart quickly maneuvered by the lapped car and slowly reeled Larson back in. The duo entered traffic on Lap 20 and Stewart nearly crashed in turn two on the ensuing lap. However, he saved his car and position before once again closing the gap on Larson.

Meanwhile, traffic was thick and most of the lapped cars remained on the bottom groove, which forced Larson to run the tricky cushion several lanes up the track. Larson hit a hole and bobbled exiting turn two with six laps remaining and Stewart was there to capitalize.

While Stewart zipped around him and took the lead, Larson spun completely sideways and came down the track toward the infield as his fellow competitors dodged him at more than 100 miles per hour.

"Thankfully we still finished second," he said. "I all but spun out or turned over off (turn) two there. I was pointed at the field and could see Tasker Phillips coming at me. I must have missed him by a foot. (I'm) just disappointed, but glad I didn't get hit there."

Larson held on to the runner-up position, which propelled him into the lead of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown championship standings.

Meanwhile, Jason Solwold put together another consistent night. He finished third - more than seven seconds behind Larson and 14 behind Stewart - to advance to second in the event standings.

"We kind of set up to run the bottom," Solwold said. "We were a little too snug to run the top. Those guys kinda got checked out there. We got into lapped traffic and I was just about the same speed as everyone else was in dirty air. All in all, we had a pretty good night."

Daryn Pittman recorded a fourth-place result with D.J. Netto placing fifth.

Craig Dollansky ended sixth, Aaron Reutzel seventh, Joey Saldana eighth, Bryan Clauson ninth and Greg Hodnett rounded out the top 10.

Larson, Logan Forler, McCarl, Steve Kinser and Rico Abreu each won a heat race with Stewart, Dollansky, Bergman, Sam Hafertepe Jr. and Austin McCarl each claiming a qualifier. Dale Blaney and Ryan Smith scored B Main victories.

NOTES : Tasker Phillips was awarded $500 from Here 2 Wire, Inc., and a $75 certificate from TiLUBE Motorsport Lubricants for being the Hard Charger Award winner. … Sam Hafertepe Jr. received $150 from Ron's Lawn Service in Sharpsville, Pa., for being the first non-qualifier in the first B Main. … Henry Van Dam and Brian Brown captured $100 each from Carlile Transportation in Anchorage, Alaska, for placing sixth in a B Main. … Danny Lasoski earned a $50 certificate from TiLUBE Motorsport Lubricants for being the first non-qualifier in the second B Main. … Here 2 Wire, Inc., also donated $650 to the purse.

JAN. 6 RESULTS -

Heat Race 1 (8 laps): 1. 57-Kyle Larson (2); 2. 7-Paul McMahan (1); 3. 83-Joey Saldana (5); 4. 41s-Dominic Scelzi (4); 5. 81w-Danny Wood (3); 6. 21-Robbie Price (6); 7. 33v-Henry Van Dam (8); 8. 49-Tanner Thorson (9); 9. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr. (7).

Heat Race 2 (8 laps): 1. 2l-Logan Forler (1); 2. 1a-Jacob Allen (2); 3. 1b-Dale Blaney (4); 4. 2-Shane Stewart (6); 5. 99-Skylar Gee (3); 6. 3c-Craig Dollansky (8); 7. 4s-Michael Kofoid (5); 8. 97-Parker Price-Miller (9); 9. 55t-Trey Starks (7).

Heat Race 3 (8 laps): 1. 24-Terry McCarl (1); 2. 55-Aaron Reutzel (2); 3. 9k-Daryn Pittman (4); 4. 121-Greg Hodnett (5); 5. 17a-Austin McCarl (3); 6. 23-Seth Bergman (6); 7. 68-Chase Johnson (8); 8. 1g-Christopher Bell (7); 9. 33-Danny Lasoski (9).

Heat Race 4 (8 laps): 1. 11-Steve Kinser (3); 2. 41-Jason Johnson (1); 3. 18-Jason Solwold (6); 4. 17w-Bryan Clauson (5); 5. 7t-Tasker Phillips (4); 6. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (8); 7. 21b-Brian Brown (7); 8. 1s-Logan Schuchart (2).

Heat Race 5 (8 laps): 1. 24r-Rico Abreu (1); 2. 88n-D.J. Netto (2); 3. 9-Ryan Smith (6); 4. 2c-Wayne Johnson (4); 5. 17b-Bill Balog (8); 6. 6g-Bryan Gossel (3); 7. 11c-Roger Crockett (7); 8. 45x-Johnny Herrera (5).

Qualifier 1 (10 laps): 1. 2-Shane Stewart (3); 2. 7t-Tasker Phillips (1); 3. 2c-Wayne Johnson (2); 4. 7-Paul McMahan (4); 5. 24r-Rico Abreu (5); 6. 11-Steve Kinser (6); 7. 68-Chase Johnson (7); 8. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr. (9); 9. 97-Parker Price-Miller (8).

Qualifier 2 (10 laps): 1. 3c-Craig Dollansky (2); 2. 21-Robbie Price (1); 3. 57-Kyle Larson (6); 4. 83-Joey Saldana (5); 5. 41-Jason Johnson (4); 6. 17b-Bill Balog (3); 7. 4s-Michael Kofoid (8); 8. 6g-Bryan Gossel (7); 9. 55t-Trey Starks (9).

Qualifier 3 (10 laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman (1); 2. 81w-Danny Wood (2); 3. 121-Greg Hodnett (3); 4. 1b-Dale Blaney (4); 5. 1a-Jacob Allen (5); 6. 9-Ryan Smith (6); 7. 21b-Brian Brown (7); 8. 1g-Christopher Bell (8); 9. 1s-Logan Schuchart (9).

Qualifier 4 (10 laps): 1. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (1); 2. 17w-Bryan Clauson (3); 3. 9k-Daryn Pittman (4); 4. 55-Aaron Reutzel (5); 5. 2l-Logan Forler (6); 6. 99-Skylar Gee (2); 7. 11c-Roger Crockett (7); 8. 45x-Johnny Herrera (8).

Qualifier 5 (10 laps): 1. 17a-Austin McCarl (2); 2. 18-Jason Solwold (4); 3. 88n-D.J. Netto (5); 4. 33-Danny Lasoski (8); 5. 24-Terry McCarl (6); 6. 49-Tanner Thorson (7); 7. 41s-Dominic Scelzi (3); 8. 33v-Henry Van Dam (1).

B Main 1 (15 laps/4 transfer): 1. 1b-Dale Blaney (1); 2. 1a-Jacob Allen (2); 3. 41-Jason Johnson (4); 4. 7t-Tasker Phillips (5); 5. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (3); 6. 33v-Henry Van Dam (11); 7. 49-Tanner Thorson (8); 8. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr. (13); 9. 4s-Michael Kofoid (9); 10. 15b-Bill Balog (6); 11. 41s-Dominic Scelzi (DNS); 12. 11c-Roger Crockett (DNS); 13. 97-Parker Price-Miller (DNS); 14. 1s-Logan Schuchart (DNS).

B Main 2 (15 laps/4 transfer): 1. 9-Ryan Smith (1); 2. Seth Bergman (2); 3. 2c-Wayne Johnson (3); 4. 81w-Danny Wood (4); 5. 33-Danny Lasoski (6); 6. 21b-Brian Brown (9); 7. 68-Chase Johnson (8); 8. 21-Robbie Price (5); 9. 45x-Johnny Herrera (12); 10. 99-Skylar Gee (7); 11. 6g-Bryan Gossel (12); 12. 1g-Christopher Bell (11); 13. 55t-Trey Starks (DNS).

A Main (30 laps): 1. 2-Shane Stewart (2); 2. 57-Kyle Larson (1); 3. 18-Jason Solwold (3); 4. 9k-Daryn Pittman (5); 5. 88n-D.J. Netto (4); 6. 3c-Craig Dollansky (7); 7. 55-Aaron Reutzel (9); 8. 83-Joey Saldana (8); 9. 17w-Bryan Clauson (6); 10. 121-Greg Hodnett (16); 11. 24r-Rico Abreu (14); 12. 1b-Dale Blaney (17); 13. 11-Steve Kinser (12); 14. 2l-Logan Forler (10); 15. 7-Paul McMahan (15); 16. 7t-Tasker Phillips (23); 17. 41-Jason Johnson (21); 18. 17a-Austin McCarl (13); 19. 23-Seth Bergman (20); 20. 24-Terry McCarl (11); 21. 81w-Danny Wood (24); 22. 9-Ryan Smith (18); 23. 1a-Jacob Allen (19); 24. 2c-Wayne Johnson (22).

(Top 30 in passing and finishing points in the heat races were inverted in the qualifiers. The top 16 in passing and finishing points following the qualifiers locked into the A Main.)

UNOFFICIAL POINTS AFTER NIGHT 3 -

.1. 57-Kyle Larson 561; 2. 18-Jason Solwold 551; 3. 2-Shane Stewart 550; 4. 1b-Dale Blaney 543; T5. 9k-Daryn Pittman 520; T5. 83-Joey Saldana 520; 7. 88n-D.J. Netto 497; 8. 121 Greg Hodnett 495; 9. 3c-Craig Dollansky 488; 10. 24-Terry McCarl 481; 11. 33-Danny Lasoski 474; 12. 11-Steve Kinser 467; 13. 41-Jason Johnson 448; 14. 1g-Christopher Bell 437; 15. 7-Paul McMahan 427; T16. 24r-Rico Abreu 420; T16. 23-Seth Bergman 420; 18. 7t-Tasker Phillips 418; 19. 9-Ryan Smith 413; 20. 2l-Logan Forler 408; 21. 17b-Bill Balog 401; 22. 21b-Brian Brown 399; 23. 17a-Austin McCarl 396; 24. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 390; 25. 49-Tanner Thorson 381; 26. 68-Chase Johnson 376; 27. 81w-Danny Wood 375; 28. 2c-Wayne Johnson 368; 29. 21-Robbie Price 352; 30. 45x-Johnny Herrera 343; 31. 11c-Roger Crockett 342; T32. 33v-Henry Van Dam 340; T32. 4s-Michael Kofoid 340; 34. 6g-Bryan Gossel 338; 35. 55-Aaron Reutzel 337; 36. 99-Skylar Gee 330; 37. 1a-Jacob Allen 299; 38. 5h-Willie Croft 266; 39. 41s-Dominic Scelzi 260; 40. 97-Parker Price-Miller 247; 41. 55t-Trey Starks 233; 42. 1-Justin Henderson 202; 43. 26-Bud Kaeding 184; 44. 17w-Bryan Clauson 169; 45. 1s-Logan Schuchart 166; 46. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr. 134; 47. 9r-Reece Goetz 2.

2016 WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

Dates: Jan. 1-2, Jan. 5 and Jan. 8-9, 2016

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night (Jan. 1-2, 8-9); $5,000-to-win (Jan. 5); approximately $250,000 total prize money

Type: 410ci sprint cars

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.CocopahWinterHeat.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown

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

TICKETS -

General admission tickets for the event are on sale by visiting http://www.CocopahWinterHeat.com. Kids 12 and under get in free. There is a discount for military members and senior citizens.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Speed Shift TV will be broadcasting live Pay-Per-View video of the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown for only $24.95 per night. Also, a 20-percent discount is available for those who purchase all five nights. Visit http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com/WinterHeat for more information.

THE EVENT -

The 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will showcase the top sprint car drivers in the world in sunny Southwest Arizona during the first two weeks of January in 2016. The four weekend races pay $12,000 to the winner and at least $1,000 to every driver who advances to the main event with the midweek show paying $5,000 to win.

POINTS FUND -

The 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown features a $10,000 points fund thanks to Cometic Gasket, JE Pistons and K1 Technologies. The driver who garners the most overall points throughout all five races receives $4,000 for winning the championship with drivers finishing second through fifth each recording a $1,500 bonus.

COCOPAH SPEEDWAY -

Cocopah Speedway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile dirt track located in Somerton, Ariz. It has a concrete wall perimeter, television-quality lighting and the pits are located outside turns three and four. There is also dry camping free of charge on the property. For more information, visit http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com.

COMETIC GASKET -

Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of gaskets and engine sealing solutions for the Automotive Performance, Powersports, Original Equipment and Remanufactured Engine Industries. Housed in a 70,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing center in Concord, Ohio, Cometic Gasket has maintained its deep roots in the powersports industry while expanding to service the Automotive Performance, Domestic Automotive, Sport Compact, V-twin, Marine, Diesel, Agricultural, Industrial and Stationary Power markets. Today, Cometic Gasket offers over 85,000 SKUs, shipping gaskets and engine sealing solutions across the globe. All Cometic products are made in the United States with materials manufactured on American soil. For more information, visit http://www.Cometic.com.

JE PISTONS -

JE Pistons is the leader in high performance forged pistons. Based in Irvine, Calif., the company has more than 60 years of experience and has a history of manufacturing the highest quality pistons and components that professional engine builders, race teams and high-performance enthusiasts trust and rely on. For more information, visit http://www.JEPistons.com.

K1 TECHNOLOGIES -

K1 Technologies produces "RACEREADY" connecting rods and crankshafts at very affordable prices. K1's connecting rods and crankshafts are made to our designs and are held to some of the tightest accepted tolerances in the racing industry. More attention is shown to finish work than comparable products. A wide variety of sizes and applications are available, from Sport Compact sizes through Small Block and Big Block Chevy and Mopar, including some custom and specialty sizes. Our unique design, which is original to the K1 Technologies line of connecting rods, saves weight without sacrificing strength. K1 Technologies strives to bring our customers a high-quality connecting rod at an affordable price, while providing world-class customer service. For more information, visit http://www.K1Technologies.com.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

NASCAR's Kyle Larson Takes Advantage of Rare Dirt Start to Win Round 2 of Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 2, 2016) - Kyle Larson seemed somewhat surprised at his margin of victory Saturday night at Cocopah Speedway, where he powered to his first victory of the new year during Round 2 of the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

"I was checked out?" he asked a crew member prior to the Victory Lane celebration at the offseason's premier 410ci winged sprint car event in the United States.

Larson, who was driving for Paul Silva, lapped up to 14th place and he won by more than five seconds on the semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval to score the $12,000 winner's share. It also made him the first repeat winner during seven Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown main events.

"I had a lot of fun," he said. "You had to be really aggressive, but then you also had to be careful, too. To run the top you had to be aggressive, keep your wheel spin up so you wouldn't get sucked into the cushion like I did a couple of times. It was a tricky race track. It made it a lot of fun."

Larson, who started the 30-lap feature on the outside of the front row, inherited the lead when polesitter Greg Hodnett spun in turn two on Lap 8. From that point the race was all Larson, who pulled away from the field following restarts on Lap 9 and Lap 11 en route to the triumph.

"The cushion got bigger and bigger throughout the race and got trickier to run and (I) kind of had to run off of it a little bit when I caught traffic," he said. "I made a lot of mistakes actually, but I think I had a big enough lead I could stay somewhat comfortable."

Shane Stewart, who pilots a sprint car for Larson with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, advanced from sixth to second place in his Larson-Marks Racing entry.

"Obviously a great night for LMR," he said. "It was really cool to see Kyle come out here and race. The kid is just really, really good. Every time he jumps into a sprint car he proves it. He just makes it look so easy. This was his type of track, slick to a big curb.

"I needed to be a little tighter. We got a little free there toward the end. I had to be really cautious when I got to lapped traffic. At one point I actually thought I could see him, but, hell, it was another white car. He checked out on me pretty good."

Danny Lasoski, who is the defending champion of the event, used a late rally by running in the middle of the track to round out the podium after he dropped outside the top 10 in the early laps.

"You have to go as fast the last 10 (laps) as you do the first 20," he said. "When you're racing this kind of race track you have to go where they're not. Our car seemed to work pretty good in the middle as long as I two-footed it."

Friday's feature winner, Dale Blaney, finished fourth with Jason Johnson placing fifth.

Joey Saldana rallied from 14th to sixth place to earn the Hard Charger Award with Christopher Bell, D.J. Netto, Terry McCarl and Daryn Pittman rounding out the top 10, respectively.

Craig Dollansky, Larson, Willie Croft, Netto and Hodnett won heat races with Jason Solwold, Bell, Hodnett, Pittman and McCarl claiming qualifiers. Sam Hafertepe Jr. and Roger Crockett picked up B Main victories.

Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown action resumes on Tuesday with Opening Ceremonies scheduled to begin at approximately 7 p.m. (Mountain). It will be the final Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown race for Larson, who is spending next weekend in Florida testing for the Rolex 24 at Daytona. However, fellow NASCAR star Kasey Kahne is expected to arrive at Cocopah Speedway on Tuesday to contest the final three Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown features following his recent racing trip overseas.

NOTES : Joey Saldana was awarded a $250 gift card from SpeedMart and a $75 certificate from TiLUBE Motorsport Lubricants for being the Hard Charger Award winner. … Rico Abreu earned a $50 certificate from TiLUBE Motorsports Lubricants for being the first non-qualifier.

JAN. 2 RESULTS -

Heat Race 1 (8 laps): 1. 3c-Craig Dollansky (1); 2. 1s-Logan Schuchart (2); 3. 2c-Wayne Johnson (4); 4. 97-Parker Price-Miller (3); 5. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (6); 6. 45x-Johnny Herrera (5); 7. 83-Joey Saldana (8); 8. 17a-Austin McCarl (7); 9. 11c-Roger Crockett (10); 10. 21b-Brian Brown (9).

Heat Race 2 (8 laps): 1. 57-Kyle Larson (1); 2. 1-Justin Henderson (2); 3. 21-Robbie Price (4); 4. 7t-Tasker Phillips (5); 5. 4s-Michael Kofoid (3); 6. 2l-Logan Forler (9); 7. 41s-Dominic Scelzi (8); 8. 55t-Trey Starks (7); 9. 24r-Rico Abreu (6).

Heat Race 3 (8 laps): 1. 5h-Willie Croft (2); 2. 55-Aaron Reutzel (4); 3. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr. (1); 4. 7-Paul McMahan (5); 5. 9-Ryan Smith (3); 6. 9k-Daryn Pittman (8); 7. 17b-Bill Balog (6); 8. 99-Skylar Gee (9); 9. 9r-Reece Goetz (7).

Heat Race 4 (8 laps): 1. 88n-D.J. Netto (2); 2. 41-Jason Johnson (4); 3. 1b-Dale Blaney (7); 4. 1a-Jacob Allen (3); 5. 11-Steve Kinser (6); 6. 24-Terry McCarl (8); 7. 49-Tanner Thorson (9); 8. 26-Bud Kaeding (1); 9. 6g-Bryan Gossel (5).

Heat Race 5 (8 laps): 1. 121-Greg Hodnett (1); 2. 2-Shane Stewart (3); 3. 68-Chase Johnson (2); 4. 33-Danny Lasoski (4); 5. 18-Jason Solwold (5); 6. 1g-Christopher Bell (7); 7. 23-Seth Bergman (6); 8. 81w-Danny Wood (8); 9. 33v-Henry Van Dam (9).

Qualifier 1 (10 laps): 1. 18-Jason Solwold (1); 2. 1a-Jacob Allen (2); 3. 1b-Dale Blaney (6); 4. 7-Paul McMahan (3); 5. 21b-Brian Brown (10); 6. 3c-Craig Dollansky (5); 7. 45x-Johnny Herrera (7); 8. 33v-Henry Van Dam (9); 9. 99-Skylar Gee (8); 10. 1-Justin Henderson (DNS).

Qualifier 2 (10 laps): 1. 1g-Christopher Bell (1); 2. 57-Kyle Larson (5); 3. 83-Joey Saldana (7); 4. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2); 5. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr. (3); 6. 81w-Danny Wood (8); 7. 5h-Willie Croft (6); 8. 2c-Wayne Johnson (4); 9. 9r-Reece Goetz (9).

Qualifier 3 (10 laps): 1. 121-Greg Hodnett (5); 2. 11-Steve Kinser (2); 3. 88n-D.J. Netto (6); 4. 41s-Dominic Scelzi (7); 5. 4s-Michael Kofoid (1); 6. 2l-Logan Forler (3); 7. 17a-Austin McCarl (8); 8. 21-Robbie Price (4); 9. 26-Bud Kaeding (DNS).

Qualifier 4 (10 laps): 1. 9k-Daryn Pittman (2); 2. 33-Danny Lasoski (3); 3. 9-Ryan Smith (1); 4. 2-Shane Stewart (5); 5. 17b-Bill Balog (7); 6. 68-Chase Johnson (4); 7. 55-Aaron Reutzel (6); 8. 24r-Rico Abreu (9); 9. 55t-Trey Starks (8).

Qualifier 5 (10 laps): 1. 24-Terry McCarl (2); 2. 49-Tanner Thorson (1); 3. 41-Jason Johnson (6); 4. 11c-Roger Crockett (8); 5. 97-Parker Price-Miller (3); 6. 23-Seth Bergman (7); 7. 7t-Tasker Phillips (4); 8. 6g-Bryan Gossel (9); 9. 1s-Logan Schuchart (5).

B Main 1 (15 laps/4 transfer): 1. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (3); 2. 9-Ryan Smith (4); 3. 49-Tanner Thorson (2); 4. 68-Chase Johnson (5); 5. 24r-Rico Abreu (13); 6. 7t-Tasker Phillips (7); 7. 2l-Logan Forler (6); 8. 45x-Johnny Herrera (11); 9. 81w-Danny Wood (10); 10. 33v-Henry Van Dam (12); 11. 21-Robbie Price (8); 12. 5h-Willie Croft (DNS); 13. 1s-Logan Schuchart (DNS); 14. 1-Justin Henderson (DNS).

B Main 2 (15 laps/4 transfer): 1. 11c-Roger Crockett (4); 2. 55-Aaron Reutzel (1); 3. 17b-Bill Balog (6); 4. 23-Seth Bergman (9); 5. 97-Parker Price-Miller (5); 6. 17a-Austin McCarl (11); 7. 21b-Brian Brown (10); 8. 55t-Trey Starks (14); 9. 4s-Michael Kofoid (8); 10. 6g-Bryan Gossel (13); 11. 99-Skylar Gee (12); 12. 2c-Wayne Johnson (7); 13. 41s-Dominic Scelzi (2); 14. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr. (DNS).

A Main (30 laps): 1. 57-Kyle Larson (2); 2. 2-Shane Stewart (6); 3. 33-Danny Lasoski (9); 4. 1b-Dale Blaney (5); 5. 41-Jason Johnson (4); 6. 83-Joey Saldana (14); 7. 1g-Christopher Bell (12); 8. 88n-D.J. Netto (3); 9. 24-Terry McCarl (8); 10. 9k-Daryn Pittman (7); 11. 18-Jason Solwold (10); 12. 55-Aaron Reutzel (20); 13. 3c-Craig Dollansky (15); 14. 11-Steve Kinser (13); 15. 11c-Roger Crockett (18); 16. 23-Seth Bergman (24); 17. 17b-Bill Balog (22); 18. 1a-Jacob Allen (11); 19. 68-Chase Johnson (23); 20. 9-Ryan Smith (19); 21. 7-Paul McMahan (16); 22. 49-Tanner Thorson (21); 23. 121-Greg Hodnett (1); 24. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (17).

(Top 30 in passing and finishing points in the heat races were inverted in the qualifiers. The top 16 in passing and finishing points following the qualifiers locked into the A Main.)

2016 WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

Dates: Jan. 1-2, Jan. 5 and Jan. 8-9, 2016

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night (Jan. 1-2, 8-9); $5,000-to-win (Jan. 5); approximately $250,000 total prize money

Type: 410ci sprint cars

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.CocopahWinterHeat.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown

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

TICKETS -

General admission tickets for the event are on sale by visiting http://www.CocopahWinterHeat.com. Kids 12 and under get in free. There is a discount for military members and senior citizens.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Speed Shift TV will be broadcasting live Pay-Per-View video of the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown for only $24.95 per night. Also, a 20-percent discount is available for those who purchase all five nights. Visit http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com/WinterHeat for more information.

THE EVENT -

The 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will showcase the top sprint car drivers in the world in sunny Southwest Arizona during the first two weeks of January in 2016. The four weekend races pay $12,000 to the winner and at least $1,000 to every driver who advances to the main event with the midweek show paying $5,000 to win.

POINTS FUND -

The 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown features a $10,000 points fund thanks to Cometic Gasket, JE Pistons and K1 Technologies. The driver who garners the most overall points throughout all five races receives $4,000 for winning the championship with drivers finishing second through fifth each recording a $1,500 bonus.

COCOPAH SPEEDWAY -

Cocopah Speedway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile dirt track located in Somerton, Ariz. It has a concrete wall perimeter, television-quality lighting and the pits are located outside turns three and four. There is also dry camping free of charge on the property. For more information, visit http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com.

COMETIC GASKET -

Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of gaskets and engine sealing solutions for the Automotive Performance, Powersports, Original Equipment and Remanufactured Engine Industries. Housed in a 70,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing center in Concord, Ohio, Cometic Gasket has maintained its deep roots in the powersports industry while expanding to service the Automotive Performance, Domestic Automotive, Sport Compact, V-twin, Marine, Diesel, Agricultural, Industrial and Stationary Power markets. Today, Cometic Gasket offers over 85,000 SKUs, shipping gaskets and engine sealing solutions across the globe. All Cometic products are made in the United States with materials manufactured on American soil. For more information, visit http://www.Cometic.com.

JE PISTONS -

JE Pistons is the leader in high performance forged pistons. Based in Irvine, Calif., the company has more than 60 years of experience and has a history of manufacturing the highest quality pistons and components that professional engine builders, race teams and high-performance enthusiasts trust and rely on. For more information, visit http://www.JEPistons.com.

K1 TECHNOLOGIES -

K1 Technologies produces "RACEREADY" connecting rods and crankshafts at very affordable prices. K1's connecting rods and crankshafts are made to our designs and are held to some of the tightest accepted tolerances in the racing industry. More attention is shown to finish work than comparable products. A wide variety of sizes and applications are available, from Sport Compact sizes through Small Block and Big Block Chevy and Mopar, including some custom and specialty sizes. Our unique design, which is original to the K1 Technologies line of connecting rods, saves weight without sacrificing strength. K1 Technologies strives to bring our customers a high-quality connecting rod at an affordable price, while providing world-class customer service. For more information, visit http://www.K1Technologies.com.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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To meet the media relations needs of your program by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

ERICK RUDOLPH RACES TO THREE QUARTER MIDGET INDOOR WIN AT SOLD OUT PPL CENTER IN ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA; LSMP SERIES OPENER PACKS THE HOUSE; REEDER WINS SLINGSHOT FEATURE

ALLENTOWN, PA (Jan. 2, 2016) – Erick Rudolph proved invincible Saturday night as he led every one of the 40 laps in the Ironton Telephone TQ (Three Quarter) Midget 40-lap feature at Allentown’s PPL Center in front of a sold out crowd.

Rudolph, no stranger to victory in TQ Midget racing, managed two obstacles to perfection to win.

“Lapped traffic can always screw up your race but tonight they were all pretty considerate,” Rudolph, 23, of Ransomville, N.Y. said. The second potential pitfall to Rudolph’s victory was one he controlled all on his own, a dozen restarts with rivals alongside and behind him. “I never really had a problem with the restarts,” Rudolph confessed. “The new Lafler car was perfect.”

Ryan Flores, a transplanted ‘Jersey guy’ who now lives in Mooresville, N.C., ended up second for the third time in the last four Indoor TQ races, each of them behind Rudolph. “I’m kind of getting tired of seeing that yellow number 22 in front of me,” Flores said. “But finishing second in this field is a victory any time, to be honest.”

Canadian Mike Lichty closed late in the race to finish third over Jimmy Blewett who ran as high as second before dropping to fourth over the final ten laps. “Once I got by Blewett, it was pretty much too late,” Lichty said. “The car came in pretty well but I lost a few spots on a couple of the early restarts and fought to get it back.”

Tim Buckwalter was fifth, just behind Blewett in a torrid battle to the checkered. Another Canadian, Rob Neely was sixth. Anthony Sesely, Patrick Emerling, Jonathan Reid and Earl Paules rounded out the top ten.

In the companion 20-lap Slingshot feature race, Eddie Reeder, a 24-year old driver from Harmony, N.J., who is an Indoor Slingshot specialist, led every lap of the way in an attrition-filled race that saw just nine drivers go the distance. Joe Kata III was the second place finisher, taking the nod with a pass on the final restart of Cody Kline. Frank Yankowski and Danny Spellmon trailed.

The Indoor race was the first of its kind in the Lehigh Valley in half a century and drew an enthusiastic, standing room only crowd.

“This is the first sellout we have had in fourteen years of the Len Sammons Motorsports Productions events,” said series founder Len Sammons. “The Lehigh Valley area support for this event has been gratifying to say the least.”

The race was the first of the three 2016 events that comprise the Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series Fueled By VP Fuels. Subsequent races are scheduled for Atlantic City, N.J. on January 29-30 and Trenton, N.J. on February 26-27, 2016.

Seventy one TQ Midgets took time in the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Time Trials. Quickest was Andy Jankowiak, driving the same car he had won with last year Indoors at Trenton, N.J. His 7.514 was far quicker than Ryan Susice, Ransomville Speedway’s 2015 champion, who was second quick at 7.672. Past Indoor race winners Anthony Sesely (7.673), Ted Christopher (7.689) and Patrick Emerling (7.708) trailed.

Six TQ qualifying heat races, sponsored by All American Property Maintenance, were won by Justin Bonsignore, Jimmy Blewett, Erick Rudolph, Lou Cicconi Jr., Ryan Flores and Neal Williams.

Three Slinger Warehouse Slingshot heat races, presented by Pocono Raceway, were taken by Chris Kurtz after his teammate Jesse Hartman was disqualified, by Anthony Raisner and by David Carraghan.

Three TQ Midget B-Mains were won by Alex Bright, Bobby Holmes, fifth fastest qualifier, who had spun out of a heat race qualifying spot after a tangle with lapped traffic. A solo Slinger Warehouse Slingshot B Main was snared by Kurt Bettler.

Future Homes was the Presenting Sponsor for the night of racing. Associate race sponsors included E.G. Schneider & Son, Racing Electronics and Hoosier Racing Tires.

PIT NOTES: The logistics of putting an indoor event together are particularly acute when the event is taking place in an arena for the first time. This was the case in the PPL Center in Allentown. As it happened, the advertised starting time of having cars on the track for warmups – 1:00 PM – was missed by just fifteen minutes, creditable in any case and certainly for a first time operation.

Part of the time savings came from a two and a half hour move in time; track officials had predicted about four hours to turn the trick…

Officially, Jimmy Blewett completed the first lap on the PPL Center floor, having been in the first practice group. Ryan Tidman was right behind him for the first slow lap on the new track…

Mark Lafler, dominator of recent TQ races as a winning car builder, had eighteen cars in the field for this race, four of the brand spanking new. Ryan Susice, Jonathan Reid, Patrick Emerling and Erick Rudolph all had new ones…

Earl Paules delighted race associate sponsor and his primary sponsor when he finished second in the first B-Main, making it into the big show with a sterling drive…

Just missing the A-Main, with third place finishes in the three Bs were Joey Payne, Geoffrey Sutton, and Zane Zeiner…

Will Cagle’s TQ Midget debut, at age 77, fizzled early. Cagle waved off the third practice for TQs when his car failed to fire at first, then shut off completely. Cagle signaled the ATV push truck to shoot him into the pits…

Ironton Telephone TQ Midget Feature (40 Laps): 1. Erick Rudolph, 2. Ryan Flores, 3. Mike Lichty, 4. Jimmy Blewett, 5. Tim Buckwalter, 6. Rob Neely, 7. Anthony Sesely, 8. Patrick Emerling, 9. Jonathan Reid, 10. Earl Paules, 11. Bobby Holmes, 12. Ryan Susice, 13. Jimmy Zacharias, 14. Lou Cicconi Jr., 15. Andy Jankowiak, 16. Dakota Kessler, 17. Pat VanVarick, 18. Sheldon Iudicello, 19. Neal Williams, 20. Ted Christopher, 21. Matt Janisch, 22. Justin Bonsignore, 23. Alex Bright, 24. Andrew Krause.

Slinger Warehouse Slingshot Feature (20 Laps): 1. Eddie Reeder, 2. Joe Kata III, 3. Cody Kline, 4. Frank Yankowski, 5. Danny Spellmon, 6. Kyle Herve, 7. Doug Maher, 8. Nick DelCampo, 9. AJ Gerhart 10. Anthony Raisner, 11. Nick Shaw, 12. Ed Stangle, 13. Matt Langbein, 14. Mike Glass, 15. Dave Carraghan, 16. Jim Housworth, 17. Kurt Bettler, 18. Tim Roeder, 19. Chris Kurtz, 20. Coby Kohler.

 

 

TATNELL, MURCOTT AND VEAL CASH IN DURING SPEEDWEEK FINALE AT PREMIER SPEEDWAY

Despite not being able to secure a feature race victory during the Speedweek component of ENZED World Series Sprintcars, Warrnambool’s Jamie Veal secured the USC Speedweek crown after five grueling nights of racing which culminated at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool last night.

Veal’s consistency was sublime as he recorded podium finishes at all bar the opening night of Speedweek at Murray Bridge, where he still managed a solid fourth place result.

Three second placed finishes at Borderline Speedway and both nights of competition at Premier Speedway was enough to see Veal secure 1467 Speedweek points just seven points clear of Tatnell (1460 points) as he claimed the $10,000.00 Speedweek Bonus.

Adding to his bounty of riches Veal also claimed a bonus $500.00 from South West Conveyancing for being the leading qualifier throughout Speedweek.

The top five in Speedweek points was completed by James McFadden in third (1280 points), David Murcott 4th (1252 points) and Luke Dillon who finished 5th after amassing 1203 points.

The overall Championship Standings for ENZED World Series Sprintcars now has Veal atop the charts with 1806 points, with Tatnell in second on 1734 points, Steven Lines is third on 1480 points while David Murcott (1475) and James McFadden (1456) round out the top five.

NIGHT ONE:

The final two nights of USC Speedweek at Sungold Stadium produced plenty of exciting racing with some of the heat racing on January 1 providing a slide job clinic as the big ones went to work.

With thanks to Fresha Fruit Juice, Jamie Veal commenced proceedings on Night One of competition by setting quick time in Flight 1 of qualifying by recording a one lap pass of 11.044 seconds. In Flight 2 it was current Aussie Champion David Murcott who set the pace with a lap of 11.109 seconds.

American Thomas Meseraull, piloting the USA 29 entry for popular Tasmanian car owner Robin Dawkins opened his campaign by taking a heat win as he joined South Australia’s Brendan Quinn (S14) two heat wins, Kerry Madsen (N29), Jake Smith (V72), Keke Falland (S78), Ricky Maiolo (S24) and Peter Doukas (V98).

The C-Main produced a win for Glen Sutherland while contracted World Series Sprintcars driver Daniel Harding joined him in transferring to the B-Main.

Meseraull, Shaun Dobson and Luke Walker who round out the top five followed them.

The B-Main saw Kerry Madsen make his way into the A-Main having earlier endured a power steering pump failure during hot-laps. This resulted in the “Mad Man” only being afforded one lap at the end of qualifying which saw him record a time that was scored as 16th fastest.

Joining the runner up of the 2015 Knoxville Nationals, as transferees from the B-Main were Brendan Quinn, John Vogels, Tim Van Ginneken, Bradley Keller and Ricky Maiolo.

Prior to the A-Main the Gold, Silver and Bronze Shoot-Out events were contested with Steven Lines, James McFadden, David Murcott and Randy Hannagan taking to the track for the Bronze Shootout.

Lines with a best lap of 11.452 and McFadden 11.453 were the two drivers who advanced to the Silver Shootout where they joined Brooke Tatnell and America’s Kyle Hirst on track.

Tatnell produced the fastest lap with an 11.351 second pass to join Lines (11.380) in the Gold Shootout.

In the Gold Shootout the battle for a front row starting position fell the way of Tatnell and Jamie Veal, with Tatnell posting the fastest time of 11.328 seconds marginally faster than Veal’s 11.414-second lap.

On an extremely slick and wide race track, it wasn’t long before James McFadden and Kyle Hirst staked their claims for A-Main success as they rallied to the front of the field.

With all drivers sensing that the track was beginning to ‘take rubber’ it was Hirst who made the move to get by race leader Tatnell as the field began to scramble for position.

With just five laps to go, both Hirst and McFadden had their right rear tyres deflate, thus handing the race lead back to Tatnell while Veal and Lines were next in line to take advantage of the misfortune of the hard charging pair.

At the fall of the chequers it was Tatnell who would claim the win and the $10,000 pay day with veal doing his Championship points no harm at all with a second placed result, while Lines was again strong in third.

Rounding out the top five were Luke Dillon and David Murcott, with Randy Hannagan, Kerry Madsen, John Vogels, Ian Loudoun and Craig Vanderstelt all finishing with top ten finishes.

The Formula 500 Speedweek Series was also on show for the hardy race fans that braved somewhat windy and chilly conditions at Sungold Stadium for the opening night of the two-night World Series Sprintcars event.

On what was the second last night of the Speedweek tournament for the Formula 500 competitors Josh Buckingham (V49) withstood a number of challengers throughout the 20 lap A-Main after having grabbed the lead from Jarrod Moore aboard the V18 entry on lap 12.

From there Buckingham was never headed and held on to win from Matthew Symons and Moore, with Chris Bellman and Angelo Karoussis rounded out the top five.

NIGHT TWO:

Night two of competition was presented by South West Conveyancing and began with Jamie Veal continuing his domination of qualifying sessions in recent times with a pass of 11.143 seconds to again be the fastest qualifier from either of the two qualifying sessions.

In somewhat of a fairytale result, Mt. Gambier’s Ashley Scott not only upstaged his highly credentialed American teammate – Randy Hannagan – but also the remainder of the drivers in flight two as he claimed the fastest time with a lap of 11.303 seconds, which was slightly quicker than second placed David Murcott (11.371 seconds).

Once the heat racing got underway the results went the way of Craig Vanderstelt (S2), Tim Hutchins (T7) with two wins, Jake Tranter (S45), James McFadden (NQ25), Bradley Keller (S19), Ricky Maiolo (S24), John Vogels (V70).

In what had quickly developed into a trying two nights of racing for the American Racing Wheels N29 entry of Kerry Madsen, the “Mad Man” was again consigned to C-Main duties where he was able to transfer along with the V72 of Jake Smith to the last chance B-Main.

Madsen’s run however would come to an end in the B-Main despite forging his way forward to a ninth placed finish.

The top six finishers and subsequent transferees to the A-Main were Tim Rankin, Matt Egel, James McFadden, Shaun Dobson, Steven Lines and Thomas Meseraull.

The Top 8 Shoot-Out provided much intrigue as a couple of Victoria’s up and coming stars qualified for the opportunity to take on the likes of Veal, Tatnell and Murcott in the battle for pole position.

The Bronze Shoot-Out commenced proceedings with Jamie Veal and Warrnambool’s Jye O’Keeffe advancing to the Silver Shoot-Out courtesy of 11.641 second and 11.782 second laps respectively.

Veal’s golden run continued through the Silver Shoot-Out as he progressed by outpacing David Murcott, who would also make it through to the Gold Shoot-Out, thus relegating Jake Tranter and Jye O’Keeffe to third row starts.

The Gold Shoot-Out was a battle royale as Veal and Murcott again managed to leap frog Brooke Tatnell and Jack Lee, who was the night’s high points man, to secure front row starts for the 35 lap A-Main.

The drama of the A-Main began before the drop of the green as James McFadden was forced to endure yet more bad luck as he experienced front-end damage and was retired to the in field.

With the low groove of the race track being groomed prior to the Street Stock event that proceeded the Sprintcar Feature Race in an attempt to prevent a repeat of the rubber down track from the previous night, the preferred line for all competitors in the early going was a low to mid track line.

Jamie Veal was able to settle into his work along with David Murcott and Brooke Tatnell, as the lead trio were able to put a little distance between themselves and the chasing pack.

Further back in the pack the likes of Tasmania’s Shaun Dobson and local racer Tim Rankin began to work on creating a groove a little higher on the track and while it didn’t directly benefit them, it certainly played a result in the outcome.

With just four laps remaining the Diamond Bay Motorsports entry of Luke Dillon shred a right rear tyre along the front straightway, bringing on the caution lights and giving the likes of Murcott and Tatnell a real shot at pinching the victory from the clasp of Veal.

At the drop of the green flag, the re-start saw Murcott challenge strongly on Veal and as Veal switched to a slightly higher line, it was Murcott who seized the opportunity making the all-important pass in turn three.

From there he was never headed and rounded out his 2015-16 ENZED World Series Sprintcars USC Speedweek Tournament with a well-deserved win.

Veal did enough to keep Tatnell at bay in a result that had WSS Officials diving for their abacus, as only seven points were separate Veal from Tatnell in the overall Speedweek standings.

Rounding out the top five were Jack Lee, who produced a flawless display all night and Jye O’Keeffe who like Lee showed that on their night they would be a force to reckon with.

John Vogels enjoyed a strong Speedweek tournament and wrapped it up with a sixth place finish, Jake Tranter (7th), Corey McCullagh (8th), Steven Lines (9th) and Randy Hannagan (10th) rounded out the top ten.

The Street Stocks contested their annual Go Switch Go event, as a part of the night two festivities and the end result was a win for Morris Ahearn aboard the AX4 entry.

Ahearn led home South Australian Steve Gartner and Warrnambool’s own Steven Watts who produced a strong performance to finish third in the W5 entry.

David Murcott (1st), Jamie Veal (2nd) and Brooke Tatnell (3rd) are joined by Tania Jasper and Alistair McKean from South West Conveyancing atop the Premier Speedway podium – Photo by Oval Express Magazine.

The next event at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool will be the 44th Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic as supported by Oval Express Magazine, The Lady Bay Resort, KRE Race Engines and GJ Gardner Homes.

The dates for the 2016 Classic are Friday January 22, Saturday January 23, and Sunday January 24.

Tickets are available at the gate or on-line via www.premierspeedway.com.au. Or at the gates on race day from 9am.

 

 

IT’S SWEET FOR BRAD BUT SWEETER FOR JAMES

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

January 2, 2013

Brad Sweet’s night was again his last name but Sydney racer James Thompson’s was even sweeter at Valvoline Raceway tonight.

Californian Sweet scored his third main event win from four starts in clinching the first 35-lap Feature race but it was local hero James Thompson’s career first victory in the second feature of the night that had the crowd buzzing.

The Kellyville father of two was overcome with emotion as he took his first main event success in 16 years of trying.

“I can’t believe this has finally happened,” Thompson wept, “I’ve been in this position so many times and never been able to finish the job, but tonight I wasn’t giving up.”

Sweet, who finished right on his tail tank, paid tribute to the winner as Thompson hugged his wife Tina and the couples’ young children at the podium.

“That’s what drives you, moments like that,” Sweet smiled, “I did my best to take it off him but to James’ credit he never got off the rubber down line and I couldn’t get past him. He’ll remember this night for a long time.”

Thompson paid tribute to his Dad Bob, his loyal crew and his small band of dedicated sponsors. “I felt the rubber build up on the low line and I had to keep telling myself not to move off it. I knew if I could stay down there he (Brad) would have trouble getting past. I can’t thank my crew enough for giving me a fantastic set up. This is a dream come true.”

Sweet has clearly been the man of the International Series so far with three victories from the five conducted so far – the others went to Robbie Farr and Thompson.

In Feature Race One Sweet accounted for a rapidly finishing Ian Madsen in second place and an ecstatic Jackson Delamont who was delighted to turn around a very disappointing few days with third place tonight.

Madsen seemingly flicked a switch in the dying laps of the A-Main and really got rocking in the #18 KCP / Nehring Construction KPC chassis where he zoomed into podium contention.

Delamont third but Grant Anderson was the initial livewire of the race where he led early and then had to battle Delamont and Robbie Farr to eventually secure fourth place.

Robbie Farr brought the Hi-Tec Oils Cool home in fifth ahead of Max Dumesny sixth (again racking up those USC points) Toby Bellbowen (happy to finish inside the top ten after a succession of frustrations so far this series) seventh, Sammy Walsh eighth, Warren Ferguson ninth in the Fruitwheels Transport Maxim after setting quick time and starting on the front row and Jordyn Brazier rounding out the top ten.

James Thompson was eleventh, Matt Smith twelfth, Kraig Kinser thirteenth, Matt Dumesny fourteenth, Marty Perovich fifteenth, Andrew Wright sixteenth, Darryl Campbell seventeenth, Steve Caunt eighteenth, Danny Reidy nineteenth, Grant Tunks twentieth, Max Johnston twenty-first and Craig Brady twenty-second.

DNF’s were Kasey Kahne (motor) and Ben Atkinson (front end).

FEATURE RACE TWO – USC ROUND 13

In Feature Race Two it was Thompson from Sweet and then initial pole sitter Ben Atkinson in third.

FEATURE RACE TWO – USC ROUND 13

Still smarting from an incident in Feature Race One where his left front wheel assembly collapsed and took him out of the event Atkinson was clearly disappointed also that he didn’t capitalize on his pole position start in Race Two.

“I took too long to realize that the rubber was down on the lowline,” he conceded, “I got too far back to do anything about it and had to play catch up. I’m grateful for my team and sponsors who support me but I’m disappointed in myself for letting this get away.”

Matt Dumesny brought the #57 Synpower Maxim home in a fine fourth place result after being consistent for most of the two nights (the race meeting had been cut short when a big Speedcar crash on January 1 took considerable time for safety precautions to be completed and the A-Main was not conducted that night – it was then held over into tonight).

Kraig Kinser moved from deep in the pack to an eventual fifth place in what was a quiet achiever run for the Indiana third generation racer in the Natrad #4 Maxim.

Max Dumesny showed his typical consistency to finish sixth ahead of initial front row starter Jordyn Brazier in seventh, Matt Smith in eighth, Grant Anderson in ninth and Sammy Walsh tenth.

Kasey Kahne hurt a motor in Feature Race One and returned in time to start deep in the pack for Race Two where he moved forward to eleventh by the chequers ahead of Robbie Farr in twelfth, Carl Dowling thirteenth, Californian Carson Macedo in fourteenth, Danny Reidy fifteenth, Ian Madsen sixteenth, Darryl Campbell seventeenth, Warren Ferguson eighteenth, Jamie O’Neill nineteenth, Lachlan Abbott twentieth and Craig Brady listed as the last car running twenty-first.

DNF’s were Steven Rowell and Marty Perovich.

LATE MODELS MAIN EVENT

The Late Models main event was dominated by Clayton Pyne in the Autopro Barry Wright Racecars #9 who stormed away to a convincing win over the often successful David Doherty in second spot and a very happy Bruce McKenzie filling out the final spot on the podium. McKenzie’s third place finish was a great result for the man who only recently missed the family Christmas holiday due to a nasty leg injury he suffered in a fall in the pits.

Winner Pyne was justifiably proud of his effort. “We’ve been working really hard on this car and it’s starting to pay off,” he smiled, “it’s great to see the fans turn out tonight and we’re grateful for the opportunity to have a run tonight with the weather looking doubtful on Tuesday when we’re scheduled to race. I hope everyone enjoyed the racing.”

Just missing the podium were Ryan Fenech in fourth place, Jessica Cassidy in fifth, Brad Goman (career best finish) in sixth, Todd Bayley seventh, Michael Hickey eighth, Robert Carrig ninth and Tim Bink tenth.

The next event at Valvoline Raceway is Sunday night, January 3 for the Peter Murphy Appreciation USC Round 14.

 

 

 AHG Sprintcar Series   

SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 2016

DAVID Priolo has won back-to-back feature races at the Perth Motorplex, claiming the 12th Annual Watsons Express Transport Sprintcar Muster on Saturday night from Shaun Bradford and Brad Maiolo.

Priolo started from pole and set the pace for the 30-lap feature race that was action-packed from the start and saw many of the big-name drivers watching from the infield.

It was a great result for the Watsons Express Transport-backed driver who paid tribute to his major supporter and event sponsors Rob and Sandra Watson who put so much into the sport here in Western Australia.

Shaun Bradford started from P8 and struck some telling blows in the final stages of the final for his second.

Maiolo was locked in an epic duel with Ryan Lancaster for third in the last few laps, getting the spot by 0.002 of a second.

Lancaster put in one hell of a drive to almost claim his first podium finish in the AHG Sprintcar Series and did it after being forced to charge from the back of the pack.

Callum Williamson bounced back strongly for fifth after starting from P17 in what was a confidence-boosting result after enduring a bone-jarring and chassis-destroying crash in Bunbury last weekend.

Mitchell Wormall started 18th and took sixth while Daryl Clayden hung on for seventh after starting alongside Priolo on the front row.

Youngsters James Inglis and Corey Hunter were eighth and ninth respectively whilst Troy Lawson was the only other finisher, taking 10th.

Ryan Farrell showed some positive signs on the night and after starting from P4 quickly moved up to second before Inglis spun around in turns 1-2 on the second lap.

As the field restarted Farrell’s #90 machine stumbled and he pulled infield.

On the next restart attempt Jamie Maiolo slid into Lee Nash, putting them both over and out for the night.

An open red light situation allowed crews such as Farrell’s the chance to keep their cars in the race but unfortunately for Farrell the effort was not rewarded with the car hitting the pits bend concrete before the next full-lap was completed.

Ken Sartori put in a monster slide job on Daryl Clayden and Ben Ellement just after the restart to claim second spot just before Farrell was out.

There were some great battles back in the pack, including Bradford and Maiolo with Bradford’s #57 machine showing no ill-signs from a damaged front wing.

Jake Beard-Miller’s horror run continued when he hit a rut in pits bend on lap six and flipped hard, heavily damaging the #32 entry.

This was on the back of several big incidents and a car fire in recent shows, testing the resolve for the young throttle stomper who had a stiff neck in the pits after the meeting.

Robert Watson junior was also out after he crashed when trying to avoid the #32 car.

Ben Ellement started from P3 and looked strong in the first 10 laps before the #44 was out with front-end damage.

Jason Kendrick had a tough night behind the wheel of the #11 machine that had coolant issues early in the night.

He started deep in the pack in the final and was then sent to the back of the field after the team changed a rear tyre during the open red light situation.

After moving his way up to sixth Kendrick also headed infield on lap 21.

Bradford was all over the back of Clayden before he made the move stick on lap 23 and then accounted for Brad Maiolo seconds later - just before Scott Chatwin attempted to ride the pits wall and put himself out of the race.

Priolo was dominant in traffic and powered away to six-second win.

Much of the focus was on the battle for the minor placings as Bradford was running out of fuel but managed to hold on for second.

RESULTS

Heat 1: 1st Daryl Clayden, 2nd David Priolo, 3rd Shaun Bradford, 4th Callum Williamson, 5th James Inglis, 6th Ben Ellement, 7th Brad Maiolo, 8th Scott Chatwin, 9th Andrew Prioilo. DNF: Corey Hunter.

Heat 2: 1st Jamie Maiolo, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Jake Beard-Miller, 4th Ken Sartori, 5th Ryan Farrell, 6th Ryan Lancaster, 7th Lee Nash, 8th Robert Watson junior, 9th Troy Lawson. DNF: Mitchell Wormall.

Heat 3: 1st Lee Nash, 2nd David Priolo, 3rd Ryan Lancaster, 4th James Inglis, 5th Troy Lawson, 6th Jake Beard-Miller, 7th Robert Watson junior, 8th Mitchell Wormall, 9th Scott Chatwin. DNF: Callum Williamson. DNS Corey Hunter.

Heat 4: 1st Ben Ellement, 2nd Ryan Farrell, 3rd Brad Maiolo, 4th Ken Sartori, 5th Daryl Clayden, 6th Shaun Bradford, 7th Jamie Maiolo, 8th Jason Kendrick. DNS: Andrew Priolo.

Feature: 1st David Priolo, 2nd Shaun Bradford, 3rd Bradley Maiolo, 4th Ryan Lancaster, 5th Callum Williamson, 6th Mitchell Wormall, 7th Daryl Clayden, 8th James Inglis, 9th Corey Hunter, 10th Troy Lawson. DNF: Ken Sartori, Scott Chatwin, Jason Kendrick, Ben Ellement, Robert Watson junior, Jake Beard-Miller, Ryan Farrell, Lee Nash and Jamie Maiolo. DNS: Andrew Priolo.

ANOTHER podium finish has helped Brad Maiolo maintain his lead in the 2015-16 AHG Sprintcar Series.

Maiolo was third in the 12th Annual Watsons Express Transport Muster at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night behind David Priolo and Shaun Bradford.

He snatched third from Ryan Lancaster on the line with the margin between the two cars being just 0.002 of a second.

Bradford’s stirring drive from P8 to second has elevated him to second in the points while Jason Kendrick’s DNF on lap 21 proved costly, dropping him to third.

Lee Nash and Ben Ellement hold down the top five.

The next round of the series will be at the Perth Motorplex on January 16 and is the last time for drivers to use their Jokers and double their points for the feature race.

Those who have not played their Jokers will automatically have them played on that show.

Only Andrew Priolo played his Joker on Saturday night and unfortunately he didn’t even start the feature race.

There are still six rounds of the championship remaining with four of those being as part of the World Series Sprintcars western swing in Perth and Bunbury.

The final of the series will be held on March 12 before the AHG Easy as 123 Triple Crown mini-series is held after that.

AHG Sprintcar Series points after rd9: Brad Maiolo 1580, Shaun Bradford 1514, Jason Kendrick 1506, Lee Nash 1462, Ben Ellement 1456, Daryl Clayden 1418, Mitchell Wormall 1408, Jamie Maiolo 1394, Callum Williamson 1340, Ryan Lancaster 1236, David Priolo 1224, Ryan Farrell 1152, Scott Chatwin 1100, Ken Sartori 1076, Andrew Priolo 982, Jake Beard-Miller 980, James Inglis 912, Kye Scroop 898, Troy Lawson 798, Robert Watson junior 712, Jason Pryde 660, Brodie Minchin 484, Aldo De Paoli 480, Taylor Milling 476, Luke Dillon 462, Darren Mewett 422, Sean Zemunik 420, Jacob Lucas 398, Corey Hunter 394, Carl Dowling 344, Daniel Keen 272, Jamie Buszan 222, Terry Cutts, Trent Pigdon 150 each, Ian Madsen 142, Jason Boland 124, Michael Keen 144, Paul Peet 120, Scott Reilly 50.

 

 

Murcott Wins Round 6, Veal Wins Speedweek

Current Australian Champion Dave Murcott claimed his first Enzed World Series Sprintcars A-Main of the 2015/16 season in Round 6 of the series at Warrnambool’s Sungold Stadium but it was local Jamie Veal who walked away the big winner as he was declared the overall USC Speedweek Champion. It was almost a clean sweep on the night for the Warrnambool native as led all but the final three laps after a late race caution bunched the field.

“Following the restart I knew I had a good car and I knew it would stick if I put it in under Jamie so I just drove it in there. I recall starting on the front row with Jamie on the New Year’s Day race here last year and we had a good go and lost out so I guess it’s good to get one over him tonight” added Dave on the podium.

Despite winning the Speedweek Championship Veal was still slightly dejected not to get the round win. “I guess Dave was a little smarter than I was after that restart so I will just have to work on a few things next time. But to win the overall Speedweek Championship is a credit to my Team, my sponsors and my Family so I can’t thank them enough”.

Veal also collected the bonus from South West Conveyancing as the highest point scorer during Revolution Racegear Time Trials over the five nights.

Third across the line was Brooke Tatnell who finished second in the Speedweek points. Despite his two round wins Tatnell fell just 7 points short.

The top five in Round 6 was completed by a couple of local domestic racers who were outstanding all night. Fourth place went to Jack Lee, who ended the heats as the top qualifier, while fifth place went to Jye O’Keeffe, who was second fastest in his qualifying group.

Multiple SRA Champion John Vogels completed a strong week with sixth with South Australian Jake Tranter, Corey McCullagh, Steven Lines and Randy Hannagan completing the top 10.

A number of the WSS Contracted drivers took a big hit in their overall Championship points chase with the likes of Ryan Jones, Daniel Harding and Jason Pryde failing to progress out of the C Main while James McFadden failed to take the green in the main event while Luke Dillon was cause of the only stoppage in the A-Main after his left rear tyre let go.

Earlier in the night Jamie Veal once again set Revolution Racegear Quick Time in his flight while Mount Gambier’s Ash Scott was quickest in the other flight. Scott was quick to point out it was a definitely a career highlight.

The heat winners were Craig Vanderstelt, Tim Hutchins (2), Jake Tranter, James McFadden, Brad Keller, Ricky Maiolo and John Vogels.

Jamie Veal won the Gold Shootout, Kerry Madsen the C-Main while Tim Rankin, Matt Egel, McFadden, Shaun Dobson, Lines and American Thomas Meseraull transferred to the final via the last chance qualifier.

Top 10 in USC Speedweek: Jamie Veal 1467, Brooke Tatnell 1460, James McFadden 1280, Dave Murcott 1252, Luke Dillon 1203, Steven Lines 1173, Kyle Hirst 1148, Brad Keller 1078, Randy Hannagan 1030, Jake Tranter 938.

Heading into Round 7 in Brisbane this Friday and Saturday night Jamie Veal leads the Enzed World Series Sprintcars on 1806 with Tatnell on 1734, Lines 1480, Murcott1475 and McFadden 1456.

 

 

Blaney Bags $12,000 Payday for Winning Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Opener

The second edition of the marquee 410ci winged sprint car event resumes on Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 1, 2016) - Dale Blaney kicked off the new year in style as he led all 30 laps of the opening feature for the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown on Friday at Cocopah Speedway.

Blaney bested 45 other competitors to claim the $12,000 top prize and take the lead in the points standings after Round 1. Action continues on Saturday with Opening Ceremonies for Round 2, which also pays $12,000 to win and $1,000 to start the feature, scheduled to begin at approximately 7 p.m. (Mountain).

"It definitely paid for most of the trip tonight," Blaney said. "This track really suited our style. It was smooth and it was slick. I almost felt like I was back in Ohio. This is a great facility with great people running it."

Blaney earned the most combined points throughout heat race and qualifier competition, which put him on the pole for the main event. After an opening lap crash, which resulted in Rico Abreu and Bill Balog flipping in turn one, the race nearly went green to checkered without Blaney being closely challenged for the top spot.

However, Ryan Smith had a flat tire with less than two laps remaining to bring out a caution. That set up a green-white-checkered finish with all of the competitors tightly bunched behind Blaney for the restart.

Blaney powered away from Justin Henderson, who started the feature on the outside of the front row and pursued Blaney from the runner-up position throughout the main event.

"We got beat by a heck of a good race car driver and a really good team," Henderson said. "We were lucky when he finally got by the lapped cars they were out of the way for me to get by."

Blaney had two close calls that almost provided the opportunity for Henderson to steal the lead. On Lap 7, a half a lap after reaching traffic for the first time, Blaney bumped the backstretch wall exiting turn two. Approximately a dozen laps later he got into the back of D.J. Netto, who was trying to stay on the lead lap.

"After that happened I just kind of backed up and got enough distance," he said. "It was two close ones, but we'll take it."

Despite the incidents Blaney maintained the lead to become the sixth different winner in six Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown features. Henderson held off Greg Hodnett for second place in a tight race between two drivers making their debut at the 3/8-mile oval.

"We only really had one opportunity in that whole 30-lap race to maybe squeak by Justin," Hodnett said. "He kind of blew it in and hit some dust and scooted out. I had a little bit of a run, but it wasn't worth crashing him or I trying to shove it in there. We felt it was better to finish and come back tomorrow. We're pretty happy with it. Overall, the guys did a great job getting acclimated to unfamiliar territory. We just have to continue to work toward getting our car a little better."

Roger Crockett advanced from eighth to fourth place with Bud Kaeding rounding out the top five.

Jason Solwold, Joey Saldana, Daryn Pittman, Kyle Larson and Terry McCarl finished sixth through 10th, respectively.

Austin McCarl, Henderson, Crockett, Danny Lasoski and Logan Forler each won a heat race with Bill Balog, Smith, Larson, Solwold and Christopher Bell claiming a qualifier. Craig Dollansky and Abreu were the B Main winners.

NOTES : D.J. Netto was awarded a $250 gift card from SpeedMart and a $75 certificate from TiLUBE Motorsport Lubricants for being the Hard Charger Award winner. … Netto qualified for the feature when Tanner Thorson was disqualified from the final transfer position in the second B Main because he was too light at the scales. … Logan Forler earned a $50 certificate from TiLUBE Motorsports Lubricants for being the first non-qualifier.

JAN. 1 RESULTS -

Heat Race 1 (8 laps): 1. 17a-Austin McCarl (1); 2. 1-Dale Blaney (3); 3. 49-Tanner Thorson (5); 4. 11-Steve Kinser (10); 5. 57-Kyle Larson (6); 6. 2b-Bill Balog (8); 7. 1g-Christopher Bell (7); 8. 99-Skylar Gee (2); 9. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr. (4); 10. 81w-Danny Wood (DNS).

Heat Race 2 (8 laps): 1. 1-Justin Henderson (1); 2. 21b-Brian Brown (3); 3. 1s-Logan Schuchart (2); 4. 121-Greg Hodnett (6); 5. 9k-Daryn Pittman (8); 6. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5); 7. 45x-Johnny Herrera (7); 8. 6g-Bryan Gossel (9); 9. 88n-D.J. Netto (4).

Heat Race 3 (8 laps): 1. 11c-Roger Crockett (1); 2. 2-Shane Stewart (3); 3. 83-Joey Saldana (5); 4. 1a-Jacob Allen (2); 5. 55t-Trey Starks (8); 6. 41s-Dominic Scelzi (9); 7. 7t-Tasker Phillips (4); 8. 55-Aaron Reutzel (6); 9. 7-Paul McMahan (7).

Heat Race 4 (8 laps): 1. 33-Danny Lasoski (1); 2. 24-Terry McCarl (4); 3. 3c-Craig Dollansky (3); 4. 68-Chase Johnson (7); 5. 23-Seth Bergman (2); 6. 97-Parker Price-Miller (5); 7. 21-Robbie Price (6); 8. 4s-Michael Kofoid (8); 9. 9r-Reece Goetz (DNS).

Heat Race 5 (8 laps): 1. 2l-Logan Forler (2); 2. 26-Bud Kaeding (4); 3. 9-Ryan Smith (3); 4. 18-Jason Solwold (6); 5. 24r-Rico Abreu (9); 6. 41-Jason Johnson (5); 7. 2c-Wayne Johnson (8); 8. 5h-Willie Croft (7); 9. 33v-Henry Van Dam (DQ).

Qualifier 1 (10 laps): 1. 2b-Bill Balog (1); 2. 9k-Daryn Pittman (3); 3. 24r-Rico Abreu (2); 4. 11c-Roger Crockett (5); 5. 2c-Wayne Johnson (8); 6. 45x-Johnny Herrera (7); 7. 2l-Logan Forler (6); 8. 33v-Henry Van Dam (10); 9. 5h-Willie Croft (9); 10. 49-Tanner Thorson (DNS).

Qualifier 2 (10 laps): 1. 9-Ryan Smith (2); 2. 23-Seth Bergman (1); 3. 83-Joey Saldana (4); 4. 33-Danny Lasoski (5); 5. 55t-Trey Starks (3); 6. 6g-Bryan Gossel (7); 7. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr. (9); 8. 11-Steve Kinser (6); 9. 55-Aaron Reutzel (DNS).

Qualifier 3 (10 laps): 1. 57-Kyle Larson (2); 2. 1b-Dale Blaney (5); 3. 3c-Craig Dollansky (3); 4. 26-Bud Kaeding (6); 5. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (1); 6. 88n-D.J. Netto (9); 7. 4s-Michael Kofoid (8); 8. 97-Parker Price-Miller (7); 9. 68-Chase Johnson (4).

Qualifier 4 (10 laps): 1. 18-Jason Solwold (2); 2. 1s-Logan Schuchart (3); 3. 24-Terry McCarl (4); 4. 21b-Brian Brown (5); 5. 81w-Danny Wood (9); 6. 41-Jason Johnson (7); 7. 21-Robbie Price (1); 8. 17a-Austin McCarl (6); 9. 99-Skylar Gee (8).

Qualifier 5 (10 laps): 1. 1g-Christopher Bell (1); 2. 121-Greg Hodnett (4); 3. 1-Justin Henderson (6); 4. 2-Shane Stewart (5); 5. 41s-Dominic Scelzi (3); 6. 7t-Tasker Phillips (7); 7. 7-Paul McMahan (8); 8. 1a-Jacob Allen (DNS); 9. 9r-Reece Goetz (DNS).

B Main 1 (15 laps/4 transfer): 1. 3c-Craig Dollansky (1); 2. 1g-Christopher Bell (5); 3. 41s-Dominic Scelzi (2); 4. 7-Paul McMahan (10); 5. 2l-Logan Forler (3); 6. 17a-Austin McCarl (4); 7. 81w-Danny Wood (13); 8. 2c-Wayne Johnson (7); 9. 33v-Henry Van Dam (15); 10. 41-Jason Johnson (9); 11. 68-Chase Johnson (6); 12. 99-Skylar Gee (14); 13. 4s-Michael Kofoid (11); 14. 1a-Jacob Allen (DNS); 15. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr. (DNS).

B Main 2 (15 laps/4 transfer): 1. 24r-Rico Abreu (1); 2. 11-Steve Kinser (3); 3. 7t-Tasker Phillips (5); 4. 88n-D.J. Netto (9); 5. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (6); 6. 5h-Willie Croft (13); 7. 23-Seth Bergman (4); 8. 6g-Bryan Gossel (8); 9. 97-Parker Price-Miller (11); 10. 21-Robbie Price (10); 11. 55t-Trey Starks (2); 12. 45x-Johnny Herrera (7); 13. 49-Tanner Thorson (DQ); 14. 55-Aaron Reutzel (DNS); 15. 9r-Reece Goetz (DNS).

A Main (30 laps): 1. 1b-Dale Blaney (1); 2. 1-Justin Henderson (2); 3. 121-Greg Hodnett (4); 4. 11c-Roger Crockett (8); 5. 26-Bud Kaeding (3); 6. 18-Jason Solwold (5); 7. 83-Joey Saldana (6); 8. 9k-Daryn Pittman (7); 9. 57-Kyle Larson (12); 10. 24-Terry McCarl (10); 11. 33-Danny Lasoski (9); 12. 2-Shane Stewart (14); 13. 21b-Brian Brown (13); 14. 1g-Christopher Bell (19); 15. 11-Steve Kinser (20); 16. 1s-Logan Schuchart (11); 17. 3c-Craig Dollansky (17); 18. 88n-D.J. Netto (24); 19. 7t-Tasker Phillips (22); 20. 9-Ryan Smith (15); 21. 41s-Dominic Scelzi (21); 22. 7-Paul McMahan (23); 23. 2b-Bill Balog (16); 24. 24r-Rico Abreu (18).

(Top 30 in passing and finishing points in the heat races were inverted in the qualifiers. The top 16 in passing and finishing points following the qualifiers locked into the A Main.)

UNOFFICIAL POINTS AFTER NIGHT 1 -

.1. 1b-Dale Blaney 180; 2. 1-Justin Henderson 175; 3. 121-Greg Hodnett 171; 4. 11c-Roger Crockett 168; 5. 26-Bud Kaeding 165; 6. 18-Jason Solwold 162; 7. 83-Joey Saldana 159; 8. 9k-Daryn Pittman 156; 9. 57-Kyle Larson 153; 10. 24-Terry McCarl 150; 11. 33-Danny Lasoski 148; 12. 2-Shane Stewart 146; 13. 21b-Brian Brown 144; 14. 1g-Christopher Bell 142; 15. 11-Steve Kinser 140; 16. 1s-Logan Schuchart 138; 17. 3c-Craig Dollansky 136; 18. 88n-D.J. Netto 134; 19. 7t-Tasker Phillips 132; 20. 9-Ryan Smith 130; 21. 41s-Dominic Scelzi 128; 22. 7-Paul McMahan 126; 23. 2b-Bill Balog 124; 24. 24r-Rico Abreu 122; T25. 2l-Logan Forler 115; T25. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 115; T27. 17a-Austin McCarl 113; T27. 5h-Willie Croft 113; T29. 81w-Danny Wood 111; T29. 23-Seth Bergman 111; T31. 2c-Wayne Johnson 109; T31. 6g-Bryan Gossel 10; T33. 33v-Henry Van Dam 107; T33. 97-Parker Price-Miller 107; T35. 41-Jason Johnson 105; T35. 21-Robbie Price 105; T37. 68-Chase Johnson 103; T37. 55t-Trey Starks 103; T39. 99-Skylar Gee 101; T39. 45x-Johnny Herrera 101; T41. 4s-Michael Kofoid 99; T41. 55-Aaron Reutzel 99; T43. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr 97; T43. 49-Tanner Thorson 97; 45. 1a-Jacob Allen 95.

2016 WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

Dates: Jan. 1-2, Jan. 5 and Jan. 8-9, 2016

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night (Jan. 1-2, 8-9); $5,000-to-win (Jan. 5); approximately $250,000 total prize money

Type: 410ci sprint cars

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.CocopahWinterHeat.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown

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

TICKETS -

General admission tickets for the event are on sale by visiting http://www.CocopahWinterHeat.com. Kids 12 and under get in free. There is a discount for military members and senior citizens.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Speed Shift TV will be broadcasting live Pay-Per-View video of the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown for only $24.95 per night. Also, a 20-percent discount is available for those who purchase all five nights. Visit http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com/WinterHeat for more information.

THE EVENT -

The 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will showcase the top sprint car drivers in the world in sunny Southwest Arizona during the first two weeks of January in 2016. The four weekend races pay $12,000 to the winner and at least $1,000 to every driver who advances to the main event with the midweek show paying $5,000 to win.

POINTS FUND -

The 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown features a $10,000 points fund thanks to Cometic Gasket, JE Pistons and K1 Technologies. The driver who garners the most overall points throughout all five races receives $4,000 for winning the championship with drivers finishing second through fifth each recording a $1,500 bonus.

COCOPAH SPEEDWAY -

Cocopah Speedway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile dirt track located in Somerton, Ariz. It has a concrete wall perimeter, television-quality lighting and the pits are located outside turns three and four. There is also dry camping free of charge on the property. For more information, visit http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com.

COMETIC GASKET -

Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of gaskets and engine sealing solutions for the Automotive Performance, Powersports, Original Equipment and Remanufactured Engine Industries. Housed in a 70,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing center in Concord, Ohio, Cometic Gasket has maintained its deep roots in the powersports industry while expanding to service the Automotive Performance, Domestic Automotive, Sport Compact, V-twin, Marine, Diesel, Agricultural, Industrial and Stationary Power markets. Today, Cometic Gasket offers over 85,000 SKUs, shipping gaskets and engine sealing solutions across the globe. All Cometic products are made in the United States with materials manufactured on American soil. For more information, visit http://www.Cometic.com.

JE PISTONS -

JE Pistons is the leader in high performance forged pistons. Based in Irvine, Calif., the company has more than 60 years of experience and has a history of manufacturing the highest quality pistons and components that professional engine builders, race teams and high-performance enthusiasts trust and rely on. For more information, visit http://www.JEPistons.com.

K1 TECHNOLOGIES -

K1 Technologies produces "RACEREADY" connecting rods and crankshafts at very affordable prices. K1's connecting rods and crankshafts are made to our designs and are held to some of the tightest accepted tolerances in the racing industry. More attention is shown to finish work than comparable products. A wide variety of sizes and applications are available, from Sport Compact sizes through Small Block and Big Block Chevy and Mopar, including some custom and specialty sizes. Our unique design, which is original to the K1 Technologies line of connecting rods, saves weight without sacrificing strength. K1 Technologies strives to bring our customers a high-quality connecting rod at an affordable price, while providing world-class customer service. For more information, visit http://www.K1Technologies.com.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Another Speedweek Win For Tatnell

9 times series Enzed World Series Sprintcars Champion Brooke Tatnell joined James McFadden as a two time winner this week as he drove to victory in round 4 of USC Speedweek at the Sungold Stadium at Warrnambool. After leading the opening 10 laps Brooke was passed by Californian Kyle Hirst, who had found the rubber on the low groove, but with seven laps to go Hirst’s right rear let go allowing Tatnell to lead the final 7 laps unchallenged.

“During the early part of the race I was looking up at the big screen trying to work out if anyone was getting the bottom to work and once Kyle (Hirst) blew by me on the bottom I thought I had better get down there. From there it was basically a race for second until Kyle lost his right rear”.

“I had a feeling the tyre was getting pretty bald as when you start losing the rubber the tyre starts to vibrate so from there I just tried to conserve what I had”.

Tatnell’s win elevated the Krikke Motorsports driver to lead in the USC Speedweek points tally and to second overall in the Enzed World Series Sprintcars Championship behind Jamie Veal.

Second across the line was local hero Jamie Veal who continued his amazing start to the Championship that has now seen the driver of the #35 Maxim record five top four results in as many rounds, including a win the opening event in Sydney.

After a string of podium results, including two round wins, James McFadden was set for yet another third placed result until he suffered the same fate as Hirst as his right rear tyre let go on the same lap as the leader.

After a tough recent run Mount Gambier’s Steven Lines bounced back with a third placed run ahead of fellow South Australian Luke Dillon and Australian Champion Dave Murcott.

American veteran Randy Hannagan had one of his best nights since joining the Series in sixth while Kerry Madsen, who progressed from the B-Main, John Vogels, Ian Loudoun and Craig Vanderstelt completed the top ten on what was a rubber down racetrack.

The night began with Jamie Veal setting Revolution Racegear Quick Time in Flight 1 while David Murcott was quickest in Flight 2. A total of 8 heats were conducted with American Thomas Meseraull, Brendan Quinn (2), Kerry Madsen, Jake Smith, Keke Falland, Ricky Maiolo and Peter Doukas.

Glen Sutherland and Daniel Harding progressed from the C-Main to the back of the B-Main while Madsen, Quinn, John Vogels, Tim Van Ginneken, Brad Keller and Maiolo transferred to the 35 lap A-Main from the B. Brooke Tatnell won the Gold Shootout.

During the heat races a number of drivers struck trouble including Glen Sutherland fell on his side after contact with the wall in turn four while Jason Pryde rode out a big series of rolls after hitting the wall in turn three.

The USC Speedweek Final will be held in Warrnambool on Saturday January 2, 2016.

 

 

SWEET REPEAT

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

December 30, 2015

Californian Brad Sweet scored his second main event win from three contested in the International Series so far when he annexed the 2015 NSW Sprintcar Championship at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway tonight.

Sweet was rarely trouble for supremacy driving the #99 Highrace Towing KKR Chassis in the 35-lap A-Main as he became the first American since Danny Smith in 1986 to win the NSW Championship.

“I’m honoured to win this race even more now,” Sweet smiled as he was told of the statistic, “to win a race that the great Danny Smith has won thirty years ago is fantastic.”

Danny Smith would have been justifiably proud tonight as all three of the podium positions went to Americans with Sweet’s team owner Kasey Kahne placing second and Kraig Kinser in third.

“I feel like I’m really getting this place figured out,” grinned Kahne after recording his second consecutive runner-up finish in the C1 Speed KKR, “we had a great race going with Kraig (Kinser) for about five laps where we just ran side by side. It was a lot of fun.” Kraig Kinser was a much speedier proposition tonight in the #4 Natrad Maxim and was all smiles at the end of the race.

“We really got rolling around here a whole lot better and I think we can be a lot better yet,” he explained, “I’m really positive about our chances on Friday and seeing if we can get this car up front.”

Grant Anderson was the first Australian home in the #37 Bandag Latrobe Valley Maxim after a titanic struggle with Toby Bellbowen that lasted for many laps.

“We just have to keep putting ourselves in a position to win,” Anderson explained, “we’re fast, we just need to step it up that little bit more.”

Anderson finished fourth ahead of Darwin racer Ben Atkinson who really got motoring late in the race in his Aeroflow J&J to move into fifth over the ever-consistent Max Dumesny sixth, Robbie Farr (who was battling food poisoning) in seventh, Toby Bellbowen in eighth, Darryl Campbell ninth and Danny Reidy rounding out the ten.

Sam Walsh stormed back to eleventh after starting from the rear in position twenty-four after he made a rare and mysterious mistake whilst leading as he began the second lap.

Walsh, who had won the Pole Shootout and begun the main event on pole spun his #92 Rocket Maxim completely on his own at the entry to the first corner on lap two. At the resultant caution light period many speculated whether Walsh had spun in engine oil that was left by the hapless Marty Perovich as he ground to a halt on the main straight before the green lights had even come on in the main event.

“I honestly don’t know what happened,” Walsh mused after the race, “it spun so quickly that I didn’t even have time to catch it. I’m a bit confused by it to be honest.”

Grant Tunks put in of his best drives this season with twelfth over the improved Jimmy Matchett in thirteenth, James Thompson fourteenth after he borrowed Peter O’Neill’s #35 car to start from the rear when Thompson experienced motor problems in his own car.

Jeremy Cross was his usual lively self to place fifteenth ahead of Kelly Linigen sixteenth, Jordyn Brazier seventeenth, Carl Dowling eighteenth, Alex Orr nineteenth and Brian Czuczi doing a fantastic job to qualify straight into the A-Main and finishing twentieth.

Queenslander Steven Rowell and Dad Mick built up a new car all day yesterday and their hard work was rewarded with Steve making it straight into the A-Main before eventually finishing 21st.

DNF’s went to Troy Little, Glen Saville and Marty Perovich.

The night was spectacular for many reasons.

A frightening rollover for teenager Sebastian Johnston in an earlier heat race escalated into something much bigger when Warren Ferguson and Ian Madsen flipped at the other end of the circuit as the red lights came on.

Ferguson ran into the back of Ian Madsen going into turn three and the pair flipped violently destroying both cars in the process.

“I didn’t hear the call on the red light (which had come on for the Sebastian Johnston crash half a lap before) or see the red light and I guess Ian was slowing down for that reason. I honestly didn’t realize until it was too late. I’m really, really sorry for Ian because I didn’t mean to do that to either of us.”

Amongst all that confusion Garry Brazier suffered main wing damage to this Capalaba Wreckers #21 car but was still able to restart.

Officials believed that Brazier was supposed to start one row further back from where he was lining up at the restart and in the end the six times Australian Champion pulled his car up on the main straight to communicate his displeasure.

The huge crowd cheered loudly when Brazier took his steering wheel off and walked back to the pits leaving the racecar on the track for officials to deal with.

A message was communicated to Garry shortly after that there had been confusion over the starting order and he was in fact supposed to restart where he believed initially.

Brazier returned to the track to run the restart but struggled with the damage to his top wing and eventually pulled off and headed back to the pits.

In the process Garry had gained several thousand more fans than when he started the night.

The B-Main was won by Toby Bellbowen from Darryl Campbell in second place, Grant Tunks in third place and Jeremy Cross finishing as the last A-Main transferee in fourth.

The C-Main was won by Matt Smith over Danno Needham in second and Sean Dyson third.

The Late Model main event win went to Sydney’s David Doherty who recorded his fourth career feature success over talented lady racer Jessica Cassidy recording her best ever result with a fine second place over fellow Hunter Valley racer Clayton Pyne in third.

“I couldn’t win a race before I turned fifty,” smiled Doherty after the race, “and since I have I’ve won four feature races!”

Todd Bayley placed fourth behind the lead trio with Ben Nicastri in fifth, Tim Bink sixth, Ryan Fenech seventh, Dean Hickey eighth, Michael Hickey ninth and Brad Goman rounding out the top ten.

Raymond Terrace Carline Automotive mechanic Shane Carlson was too resilient for Dungog’s Brendan Wakeman in the Street Stock main event with Phil Clarke taking out the final podium spot.

The next event at Valvoline Raceway is this Friday night, January 1, for the Firecracker 50-lapper for Ultimate Sprintcars plus Speedcars and Fender Benders.

 

 

ROBBIE IS TOO ‘COOL’ FOR SKOOL IN USC NSW ROUND TEN

Official release: Valvoline Raceway / Ultimate Sprintcar Championship

December 28, 2015

Robbie Farr stomped his Hi-Tec Oils COOL Chassis to victory lane tonight at Valvoline Raceway to claim the tenth round of USC NSW and edge out NASCAR hero Kasey Kahne in second and USA domiciled Sydneysider Ian Madsen in third.

Farr took the unusual step of running the lowline for much of the 35-lap Feature event and later admitting it was hardly the way he wanted to get the victory.

“You know me, I don’t like running the lowline at the best of times, but we’ll certainly take the win tonight and get some more Chase points,” grinned the soon to be Queensland based former Australian Champion.

The victory was Farr’s 39th for his career at Valvoline Raceway and his 100th career podium finish at the iconic Parramatta venue.

Kahne, who set quick time earlier in qualifying to kick off the night, led the main event early before Farr moved by on lap four and shot off initially into the distance.

By the time the chequers flew later on the American star was perilously close to the rear of the Hi-Tec Oils Cool.

The second place finish was made even sweeter by the fact that Kahne’s former Hendrick Motorsport teammate and childhood hero Jeff Gordon was also in attendance watching the action at VR.

“This is great to get a finish like this early in our campaign,” he smiled, “and it was really cool to have Jeff here to see it. I’m glad he could come out and get some Sprintcar action in during his Australian holiday and I’m really pleased for my guys working so hard on this car.”

Third placed Ian Madsen recorded his best result so far in the International Series in finishing third but the fiercely determined Sydneysider was clearly already thinking about the next race in two nights time.

“I know we’re starting to get rolling now after a slow start. I know we have good speed we just need to get a better result in qualifying and give ourselves a better chance with our starting position in the A-Main.”

Californian Brad Sweet, who dominated the previous night’s competition, had to settle for fourth place in the Highrace Towing KKR.

“It just wasn’t our night tonight,” he later conceded, “sometimes it’s like that.”

James Thompson was the first of the local heroes home in fifth place who, despite having a fast run in qualifying, suffered all sorts of motor complications throughout the night leading into the A-Main.

Jackson Delamont trailed Thompson home with a solid sixth place over Sam Walsh in seventh and Marty Perovich with his best International Series result so far in eighth place.

Matt Smith trailed home in ninth place ahead of Max Dumesny in tenth, Matt Dumesny eleventh, Grant Anderson twelfth, Ben Atkinson thirteenth, Kelly Linigen fourteenth, Toby Bellbowen fifteenth, Grant Tunks sixteenth, Jeremy Cross seventeenth, Kraig Kinser eighteenth, Jordyn Brazier nineteenth, Warren Ferguson twentieth, Jay Waugh twenty first and Marcus Dumesny twenty second.

DNF’s were Danny Reidy and Garry Brazier.

The racing was spectacular but also marred by some frightening crashes including a truly gut wrenching wreck for Max Johnston in the Flair Dancewear #38 entry.

Johnston rode a right rear wheel in turn two of his heat race and crashed at full speed into the tyre wall at the exit to the corner, completely destroying his car in the process.

Though he was able to escape serious injury Max was visibly emotional in realizing his racecar was beyond repair.

Kraig Kinser was in the wars too, flipping heavily in qualifying and requiring a major rebuild of most of the Natrad Maxim by several teams who pitched in to lend a hand before then having to come through the C-Main, the B-Main and eventually into the A-Main to reward everyone’s efforts.

“I gave my guys a lot more work to do tonight than they should have,” Kinser admitted, “so I kinda had to get up in the saddle and try get us a win.”

Though he didn’t get to the podium Kinser passed many cars in the recovery process and impressed a lot of fans.

The Speedcars and Wingless Sprints played support to Round Ten of the USC NSW and some of the racing and indeed the highwire theatrics were breath-taking.

17 year old Marulan Speedcar young gun Braydon Willmington scored his career first victory with a cool hand drive in the 20 lap main event after initial leader Matthew Hunter broke with only a handful of laps to go.

Hunter’s heartbreak (it was unlikely he would have been passed had there not been an untimely restart when the car broke down soon after) would become Willmington’s joy as the smooth youngster narrowly defeated Canberra rising star Michael Stewart in the Stephen Dillon entry for second place and veteran hard charger Mark Brown in third.

Matt Jackson was determined to make the tricky highline stick in fourth place over Troy Jenkins in fifth, Australian Champion Adam Clarke sixth, West Aussie Kaiden Manders in seventh, sixteen year old rookie Jack Black in eighth, Glen Shaw in ninth and Nick Rowe rounding out the top ten.

The Wingless Sprint action was typically ferocious and after some spectacular rollovers in the preliminary racing the main event appeared to have settled down to a fluid motion.

South Australian Brett Ireland had been clearly one of the fastest cars all night but an all or nothing passing attempt with two laps to go on leader Scott Rowe came unstuck and Ireland flipped heavily into the path of the hapless third placed Daniel Flood.

Ireland and Flood were too badly damaged to continue whilst Rowe edged away to a win over the remaining two circulations to win from Jason Bates in second place and Dean Thomas home in third.

The next event at Valvoline Raceway is scheduled for Wednesday night, December 30 and will feature Round 11 of USC NSW, Late Model Sedans, Street Stocks and a Demolition Derby.

 

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2015

JAMIE MAIOLO TAMES BUNBURY TO WIN AHG SPRINTCAR SERIES ROUND 8

JAMIE Maiolo claimed his third feature race win of the season when round 8 of the AHG Sprintcar Series was held at Quit Bunbury Speedway on Saturday night.

Maiolo started from P2 for the 30-lap final and survived some late-race challenges from Jason Kendrick to take the win with Shaun Bradford home in third.

Maiolo led for most of the race, capping off a good night for the driver of the #99 LJM Racing machine.

He was quickest in qualifying from Bradford and Kendrick and then banked solid points with a win and a third in the heat races.

From there Maiolo was seeded into the Gold Dash with Kendrick with little separating the two drivers in the race against the clock that went in Kendrick’s favour, with both starting on the front row for the all-important final.

Kendrick closed the gap in the latter stages of the final and showed his nose inside Maiolo on a few occasions, briefly getting to the lead on lap 21 but Maiolo was equal to the challenge and reclaimed the lead and the eventual win.

Bradford started from P5 and joined in the party at the front of the pack late, muscling his way by Kendrick with three laps remaining, but he then washed up the track and the car didn’t straighten as planned, allowing Kendrick to reclaim the spot.

Ben Ellement converted a P6 start into fourth, capping off a good result for the driver of the #44 machine despite suffering damage to the car’s floor pan and having throttle linkage problems.

This was on top of a broken rear shock absorber in the dashes.

Despite this it was a solid finish to the double-header weekend for Ellement who crashed out when leading the field in round seven at the Motorplex 24 hours earlier.

Lee Nash took fifth (after starting from P3) and was followed over the line by David Priolo (from P7), Daniel Keen (from P12), Brad Maiolo (a great charge forward after starting from P16), Daryl Clayden (from P8), Ryan Lancaster (P13), Mitchell Wormall (P11), Brodie Minchin (P17), Aldo De Paoli (P10) and Jamie Buszan (P18).

Callum Williamson had a tough night behind the wheel of the #73 and a couple of DNFs don’t reflect the speed he had.

He was battling with Daniel Keen for the lead in the fourth before there was contact between the two and the car’s front-end was damaged.

Then in the feature race he started from 14 and was working his way forward before he rode out a massive crash in pits bend after just five laps.

Williamson was shaken by the incident but was uninjured – unfortunately the same couldn’t be said for his J&J chassis that took a major hit and was severely bent on the top rails.

Andrew Priolo, Ryan Farrell and Scott Chatwin were the other non-finishers with Farrell’s run of back luck for the 2015-16 season continuing.

Brad Maiolo went into the round as the highest point scorer in the series but was forced to dig deep in the final and start towards the back of the pack after a big crash on the back straight in one of his heats.

The crew thrashed to replace the front-end, rear-end and a whole heap of other bolt-on components before the feature race.

The series continues with round 9 at the Perth Motorplex next Saturday night.

Qualifying: Jamie Maiolo 13.691, Shaun Bradford 13.726, Jason Kendrick 13.809, Ryan Farrell 13.822, Daryl Clayden 13.847, Ben Ellement 13.870, David Priolo 13.876, Scott Chatwin 13.887, Lee Nash 13.938, Daniel Keen 13.983, Callum Williamson 14.046, Ryan Lancaster 14.101, Brad Maiolo 14.152, Sean Zemunik 14.219, Aldo De Paoli 14.339, Brodie Minchin 14.506, Mitchell Wormall 14.534, Jamie Buszan 15.081.

Heat 1: 1st Jamie Maiolo, 2nds Jason Kendrick, 3rd Daryl Clayden, 4th David Priolo, 5th Lee Nash, 6th Callum Williamson, 7th Aldo De Paoli, 8th Brad Maiolo, 9th Brodie Minchin, 10th Jamie Buszan.

Heat 2: 1st Ryan Farrell, 2nd Ben Ellement, 3rd Shaun Bradford, 4th Ryan Lancaster, 5th Daniel Keen, 6th Andrew Priolo, 7th Scott Chatwin, 8th Mitchell Wormall, 9th Sean Zemunik.

Heat 3: 1st Lee Nash, 2nd Ryan Farrell, 3rd Jamie Maiolo, 4th Daryl Clayden, 5th Scott Chatwin. DNF: Andrew Priolo, Ryan Lancaster, Brodie Minchin and Brad Maiolo.

Heat 4: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd David Priolo, 3rd Shaun Bradford, 4th Ben Ellement, 5th Mitchell Wormall, 6th Aldo De Paoli. DNF: Daniel Keen, Callum Williamson, Jamie Buszan. DNS: Sean Zemunik.

Feature: 1st Jamie Maiolo, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Shaun Bradford, 4th Ben Ellement, 5th Lee Nash, 6th David Priolo, 7th Daniel Keen, 8th Brad Maiolo, 9th Daryl Clayden, 10th Ryan Lancaster, 11th Mitchell Wormall, 12th Brodie Minchin, 13th Aldo De Paoli, 14th Jamie Buszan. DNF: Callum Williamson, Andrew Priolo, Ryan Farrell and Scott Chatwin. DNS: Sean Zemunik.

 

 

McFadden Wins Speedweek Opener at Murray Bridge

Former World Series Sprintcars Champion James McFadden finally broke through for an Enzed World Series Sprintcars A-Main victory at the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway as he led the entire 35 lap journey after starting from position two. After winning the start over pole sitter Luke Dillon McFadden used the highline to perfection as he opened up a race winning lead only to see the caution come on with seven laps to go bunching the field up for the final dash to the chequered flag.

“Every year I always find a way to lose this race and when the caution came on I thought it could happen again. I had no idea where the other guys were running but I was really able to put my car anywhere on the track. I can’t thank my guys enough for giving me a great car tonight and it is a great way to build momentum for the rest of the week” commented James following the event.

Luke Dillon’s runner-up position saw him just fail in his attempt to clean sweep the night after setting the fastest time in Flight 1 of Time Trials and winning the Gold Shootout.

Third across the line was Mount Gambier’s Steven Lines with Warrnambool’s Jamie Veal and Brad Keller rounding out the top 5. Throughout the journey Keller was involved in a spirited battle with Brooke Tatnell and American Kyle Hirst, with the South Australian getting the better of the two professional racers. Keller also set the fastest time in flight 2 of Revolution Racegear Time Trials.

Local Murray Bridge hero Ryan Jones followed Hirst to finish in eighth while Randy Hannagan and last years Murray Bridge round winner Matt Egel completing the top 10.

Earlier in the night the heat winners were Jason Pryde, Ryan Jones, Daniel Pestka (2), Jamie Veal, James McFadden, Mark Caruso and Keke Falland. Victorian Darren Mollenoyux was the winner of the B-Main.

Contracted driver Daniel Harding had a tough night as he rode out a huge crash in the opening round of heats sustaining enough damage to force the team to put a new car together for next round at Mount Gambier tomorrow night.

Therefore after night 1 of USC Speedweek James McFadden leads the Speedweek points on 337 ahead of Luke Dillon 304, Steven Lines 295, Jamie Veal 272 and Brad Keller 262.

Jamie Veal maintained his overall Enzed World Series Sprintcars points lead (611) over Steven Lines 602 and Luke Dillon on 553.

 

 

HOW SWEET IT IS

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

December 27, 2015

Californian Brad Sweet began his 2015/2016 Down Under campaign with a sweeping win in the 35 lap Valvoline Australian Sprintcar Grand Prix tonight at Valvoline Raceway.

Sweet sped the striking blue 99 Highrace Towing / Ruhs Brothers Kahne chassis to victory but it was far from an easy collection.

“Man that track was challenging, which kinda made it fun. I was so busy in lapped traffic and had to work really hard to make my moves count and my lines stick at times. Some parts of the track were real grippy and others real slick so you had to be on your game.”

Sweet led home Sydneysider James Thompson in the Stahlwille Tools #22 QT Chassis over Robbie Farr (who came from the B-Main) in the Hi-Tec Oils Cool in third, Max Dumesny’s Valvoline #5 Maxim in fourth and Kelly Linigen’s #25 MSCN Maxim in fifth.

Thompson was lucky to survive an unsettling bump late in the A-Main which unfortunately saw lively Darwin racer Ben Atkinson flip the Aeroflow J&J whilst attempting to move into second.

For Kelly Linigen the night was particularly pleasing considering she was battling the flu – her effort to be high point scorer and start on the front row of the main event was her best for at least a couple of seasons.

Kraig Kinser salvaged a hectic night in the Natrad #4 Maxim to finish a strong sixth behind Linigen over the lucky Matt Smith who some how didn’t flip or crash out when he t-boned the spun lapped car of Jason Gebert in the B-Main.

Grant Anderson soldiered home in eighth over Jackson Delamont (from 17th starting position) in ninth and Max Johnston rounding out the top ten.

Californian 19 year old Carson Macedo was solid on VR debut with eleventh position over Sam Walsh in twelfth, Darryl Campbell thirteenth, Warren Ferguson fourteenth, Carl Dowling fifteenth, Toby Bellbowen sixteenth, Jay Waugh seventeenth and Mick Saller eighteenth.

DNF’s were Ben Atkinson (rollover), Jordyn Brazier, Ian Madsen (flat left rear tyre), Daniel Sayre, Jeremy Cross and Kasey Kahne.

Kahne had to half spin to miss the spun Warren Ferguson and unfortunately damaged the front end on the C1 Speed / KKR #4 which prevented him from taking his place back in the field at the restart.

Quick time qualifiers in the two groups were Robbie Farr and James Thompson.

The B-Main was won by Robbie Farr from Matt Smith in second, Kraig Kinser third and Jay Waugh grabbing the final transfer position.

The Legend Car main event was scored by Robbie Rawlings over Glen Philpott in second place and rookie Nathan Camilleri home in third for his first ever podium result.

The AMCA Nationals main event and indeed most of the night was dominated by Newcastle veteran Darrell Kime over James Deahm in second place and Raymond Kime home third.

The 36th Australian Sprintcar Grand Prix was run as a postponed event from Boxing Day night that was rained out.

The field returns tomorrow night for USC NSW Round 10 and Night Two of Sydney Speedweek.

Speedcars and Wingless Sprints are also on the program.

 

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2015

DAVID Priolo claimed his first feature race of the season at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night, winning the Boxing Day Bonanza from Bradley Maiolo and Jason Kendrick.

It was a massive relief for the driver of the #8 Watsons Express Transport Cool chassis who had shown so much speed this season but up until this point had been unable to convert it to a win.

Priolo claimed round seven of the AHG Sprintcar Series in front of a strong crowd after starting from pole position, next to Ben Ellement.

Maiolo started from P4, alongside Kendrick and the two of them looked strong in the latter part of the race but were no match for Priolo who said afterwards that he was conserving tyre wear and still had a bit left should either of them have mounted a serious challenge.

The race hadn’t even completed a lap when Andrew Priolo, who started from P9, flipped in pits bend.

From the onset of the 30-lap final there were great duels right throughout the pack with plenty of bold moves and slide jobs.

Ellement went too wide on lap eight, tagging the fence before blowing his right rear tyre a lap later, throwing away a handy lead he had built up in lapped traffic.

By that stage he joined Scott Chatwin, Jake Beard-Miller, Daryl Clayden and Ryan Farrell on the infield.

The red lights came on a couple of laps later after Troy Lawson tipped the #83 machine in pits bend.

Kendrick, who was forced to change an engine after the second round of heats, mounted a challenge on Maiolo on the restart but wasn’t able to make it stick with the #77 car reclaiming the spot a lap later.

Ken Sartori started from P6 and finished strongly for fourth while Shaun Bradford, who originally started from P7 worked his way from the back of the pack after changing a tyre on the first red light, to finish fifth.

Jamie Maiolo was another driver who changed an engine before the feature race and drove well to convert a P13 start to sixth place.

Robert Watson junior was another who impressed, starting eighth and finishing seventh, seeing three of the Watsons Express Transport cars in the top 7 – a great reward for the Watson team.

It was also on the back of Watson winning the 360 feature race at the Motorplex seven days earlier.

Callum Williamson, Ryan Lancaster and Lee Nash rounded out the top 10.

It was a tough night for quite a few crews with Farrell posting another frustrating DNF despite showing plenty of car speed early on.

Kye Scroop was out of the weekend’s double header before the feature race with engine issues.

Jake Beard-Miller suffered a fuel fire in the #32 in the first round of heats and continued to have car troubles for the rest of the night.

Round 8 of the AHG Sprintcar Series will be held at Quit Bunbury Speedway this Sunday night.

Results:

Qualifying: Ben Ellement 14.132, Jason Kendri ck 14.216, David Priolo 14.227, Ryan Farrell 14.278, Jamie Maiolo 14.325, Bradley Maiolo 14.491, Ryan Lancaster 14.658, Jake Beard-Miller 14.668, Daryl Clayden 14.695, Kye Scroop 14.707, Callum Williamson 14.748, Lee Nash 14.817, Robert Watson junior 14.929, Ken Sartori 14.981, Shaun Bradford 15.055, Troy Lawson, 15.087, Andrew Priolo 15.205, James Inglis 15.235, Michael Keen 15.269, Mitchell Wormall 15.341, Scott Chatwin 15.659, Aldo De Paoli 15.664 and Paul Peet 15.789.

Heat : 1st David Priolo, 2nd Ben Ellement, 3rd Jamie Maiolo, 4th Daryl Clayden, 5th Callum Williamson, 6th Shaun Bradford, 7th Ryan Lancaster, 8th Robert Watson junior, 9th Andrew Priolo, 10th Michael Keen, 11th Paul Peet. DNF: Scott Chatwin.

Heat 2: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Ryan Farrell, 3rd Brad Maiolo, 4th Kye Scroop, 5th Ken Sartori, 6th Troy Lawson, 7th James Inglis, 8th Aldo De Paoli< DNF: Mitchell Wormall, Jake Beard-Miller and Lee Nash.

Heat 3: 1st Andrew Priolo, 2nd Robert Watson, 3rd Mitchell Wormall, 4th Scott Chatwin, 5th Ben Ellement, 6th Troy Lawson, 7th Aldo De Paoli. DNF: Jamie Maiolo, Jake Beard-Miller, Lee Nash and Ryan Farrell. DNS: Daryl Clayden

Heat 4: 1st Shaun Bradford, 2nd Ken Sartori, 3rd Callum Williamson, 4th David Priolo, 5th Bradley Maiolo, 6th Jason Kendrick, 7th James Inglis, 8th Ryan Lancaster, 9th Michael Keen, 10th Paul Peet. DNF: Kye Scroop.

Feature: 1st David Priolo, 2nd Bradley Maiolo, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Ken Sartori, 5th Shaun Bradford, 6th Jamie Maiolo, 7th Robert Watson junior, 8th Callum Williamson, 9th Ryan Lancaster, 10th Lee Nash, 11th Aldo De Paioli, 12th James Inglis, 13th Mitchell Wormall, 14th Michael Keen, 15th Paul Peet. DNF: Troy Lawson (lap 11), Ben Ellement, Ryan Farrell (lap 9), Daryl Clayden (lap 5), Jake Beard Miller (lap 3), Scott Chatwin (lap 1), Andrew Priolo (1st lap). DNS: Kye Scroop (motor).

BRAD Maiolo is back on top of the leader board in the AHG Sprintcar Series after another podium finish at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

Maiolo crossed the line second to David Priolo in the 30-lap Boxing Day Bonanza that was round seven of the 2015-16 series.

At the start of the show Maiolo was one of five drivers to announce they were playing their Joker card, doubling their points haul for the night.

Shaun Bradford, Daryl Clayden, Ben Ellement and James Inglis also played their Jokers.

Bradford, who raced up to fifth spot after having to work his way from the back of the pack on a restart, is now second in the points.

Ellement’s decision to play a Joker looked solid early on, taking quick time and starting on the front row for the main event.

He held down a good lead in the first eight laps of the feature race before he tagged the fence and eventually pulled infield with a blown right rear tyre.

Clayden was plagued with mechanical dramas in the #45 machine and was out of the feature race after five laps.

Inglis banked some good points with his 12 place finish.

Lee Nash was the points leader heading into this event and after his 10th he has dropped down to third.

Round eight of the series will be held at Quit Bunbury Speedway tonight.

AHG Sprintcar Series points after Dec 26: Bradley Maiolo 1302, Shaun Bradford 1224, Lee Nash 1208, Ben Ellement 1192, Daryl Clayden 1150, Mitchell Wormall 1142, Jamie Maiolo 1132, Jason Kendrick 1090, Callum Williamson 1080, Ryan Lancaster 964, Ken Sartori 948, David Priolo 936, Ryan Farrell 920, Kye Scroop 898, Jake Beard-Miller 862, Scott Chatwin 860, James Inglis 778, Andrew Priolo 764, Troy Lawson 668, Jason Pryde 660, Robert Watson junior 592, Taylor Milling 476, Luke Dillon 462, Darren Mewett 422, Jacob Lucas 398, Sean Zemunik 370, Aldo De Paoli 356, Carl Dowling 344, Corey Hunter 262, Brodie Minchin 232, Terry Cutts, Trent Pigdon 150 each, Ian Madsen 142, Jason Boland 124, Michael Keen 122, Paul Peet 120, Jamie Buszan 100, Scott Reilly 50.

 

 

Two in a row for JK

JASON Kendrick is the man of the moment, winning his second successive feature race and improving his standings in the Wormall Civil track championship.

He won the Christmas Cup at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night from Jamie Maiolo and Brad Maiolo in a dominating round six drive.

The driver of the hit92.9 #11 started from pole and despite being challenged early on he was the standout driver and took the win by 2.124 seconds.

Jamie Maiolo started from P7 while Brad started from P6 and they stayed out of some incidents in front of them for another LJM Racing podium.

It’s been a great start to the season so far for the Maiolo crew with at least one of the drivers being on the podium at most events.

American-based Sydneysider Ian Madsen finished fourth in one of a couple of appearances in the Watsons Express #13 after starting from P15.

It was a great recovery for the professional racer who tipped over the machine in an earlier heat race.

Watsons team mate Ken Sartori started and finished fifth.

Lee Nash finished sixth (started 12th) ahead of Kye Scroop (started P11), Mitchell Wormall (from P20), Taylor Milling (from P13) and Scott Chatwin (from P17).

The terrible start to the season continued for Ryan Farrell who spun around on the first lap in an incident that put him, along with Corey Hunter and Shaun Bradford out of the show.

Daryl Clayden, who started on the front row with Kendrick, looked strong early, but it ultimately it counted for little after he rolled the #45 machine in turn two on lap 11.

David Priolo was a DNF two laps later, driving into the back of Madsen and then into the fence after Madsen executed a slide job in turn four.

Ben Ellement, who started from P4 and briefly hit the lead over Kendrick before settling into second, was out on lap 22 when he cut a tyre and limped to the infield and out of harm’s way.

Andrew Priolo hit the back straight fence and spun around with six laps remaining.

Callum Williamson put in a bold slide job on the last lap to claim a podium finish but was unable to make it stuck when he blew a left rear tyre in the process.

WORMALL CIVIL SPRINTCARS

Qualifying: Jason Kendrick 14.476, David Priolo 14.643, Daryl Clayden 14.695, Ken Sartori 14.808, Jamie Maiolo 14.858, Brad Maiolo 14.869, Ben Ellement 14.889, Ian Madsen 14.940, Lee Nash 14.977, Shaun Bradford 14.983, Andrew Priolo 15.038, Ryan Farrell 15.118, Jake Beard-Miller 15.164, Taylor Milling 15.164, Callum Williamson 15.328, James Inglis 15.336, Kye Scroop 14.455, Mitchell Wormall 15.623, Corey Hunter 15.689, Scott Chatwin 16.205. DNS: Troy Lawson.

Heat 1: 1st Daryl Clayden, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Ben Ellement, 4th Jamie Maiolo, 5th Andrew Priolo, 6th Callum Williamson, 7th Jake Beard-Miller, 8th Kye Scroop, 9th Lee Nash, 10th Corey Hunter. DNS: Troy Lawson.

Heat 2: 1st David Priolo, 2nd Ken Sartori, 3rd Bradley Maiolo, 4th Shaun Bradford, 5th Ian Madsen, 6th Ryan Farrell, 7th James Inglis, 8th Taylor Milling, 9th Scott Chatwin, 10th Mitchell Wormall.

Heat 3: 1st Kye Scroop, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Ryan Farrell, 4th Lee Nash, 5th Jamie Maiolo, 6th Ken Sartori, 7th James Ingies, 8th Scott Chatwin. DNF: Jake Beard-Miller, Ian Madsen. DNS: Troy Lawson.

Heat 4: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd Ben Ellement, 3rd Andrew Priolo, 4th Bradley Maiolo, 5th Daryl Clayden, 6th Taylor Milling, 7th David Priolo, 8th Corey Hunter. DNF: Mitchell Wormall and Shaun Bradford.

Feature: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Jamie Maiolo, 3rd Brad Maiolo, 4th Ian Madsen, 5th Ken Sartori, 6th Lee Nash, 7th Kye Scroop, 8th Mitchell Wormall, 9th Taylor Milling, 10th Scott Chatwin. DNF: Callum Williamson, James Inglis, Andrew Priolo, Ben Ellement, Jake Beard-Miller, David Priolo, Daryl Clayden, Shaun Bradford, Corey Hunter and Ryan Farrell.

TW MECHANICAL 360 SPRINTCARS

ROBERT Watson junior moved his way forward at the business end of the race to claim the TW Mechanical 360 Sprintcar feature race.

Aldo De Paoli led for much of the race before Watson made a convincing pass to stretch the legs on the #66 machine and win by just over three seconds.

Speedcar senstation Kaiden Manders continues to impress in the 360 sprintcar competition and claimed another podium finish for third with Mitchell Wormall and Ben Van Ryt rounding out the top five.

It was a good night for Wormall who also finished eighth in the main sprintcar event.

There was plenty of drama in earlier events.

Rod Snellin and Luke Hughes came together in the first lap of the first race with both cars going upside down.

Later in that heat race there was also contact between Jamie Landrigan and Manders in pits bend.

The biggest incident of the night occurred in the third heat when Jake Beard-Miller attempted a slide job on Todd Davis, also in pits bend.

There wasn’t a lot of room for the pass with Beard-Miller running over the top of front of his rival before being catapulted into a series of violent barrel roles that saw him bounce off the front of Watson’s car.

Landrigan and Waters were also involved in separate incidents on the pits bend fence five laps into the feature race.

Qualifying: Group 1: Rod Snellin 15.261, Jake Beard-Miller 15.709, Owen Ahchee 15.838, Terry Cutts 15.910, Ben Van Ryt 16.049, AJ Nash 16.185, Mitchell Wormall 16.233, Luke Hughes 16.486, Daniel Salter 16.757, Phil Waters 19.101 Group 2: Todd Davis 15.366, Jamie Landrigan 15.671, Tyron Herbert 15.903, Rob Watson 15.998, Jacob Lucas 16.04, Michael Gronow 16.075, Luch Monte 16.079, Michael Keen 16.082, Kaiden Manders 16.189, Aldo De Paoli 16.367 and Fergie Donaldson 16.650.

Heat 1: 1st Daniel Salter, 2nd Jake Beard-Miller, 3rd Phil Waters, 4th Michael Keen, 5th Luch Monte, 6th Tyron Herbert, 7th AJ Nash, 8th Ben Van Ryt. DNF: Michael Gronow, Kaiden Manders, Jamie Landrigan, Luke Hughes, Rod Snellin.

Heat 2: 1st Rob Watson, 2nd Aldo De Paoli, 3rd Mitchell Wormall, 4th Todd Davis, 5th Terry Cutts, 6th Owen Ahchee, 7th Daniel Salter, 8th Phil Waters, 9th Fergie Donaldson, 10th Michael Gronow, 11th Jacob Lucas, 12th AJ Nash.

Heat 3: 1st Kaiden Manders, 2nd Aldo De Paoli, 3rd Ben Van Ryt, 4th Michael Keen, 5th Tyron Herbert, 6th Mitchell Wormall, 7th Jacob Lucas, 8th Terry Cutts, 9th Jamie Landrigan, 10th Fergie Donaldson. DNF: Todd Davis, Jake Beard-Miller, Rob Watson junior, Luch Monte and Owen Ahchee.

Feature: 1st Rob Watson, 2nd Aldo De Paoli, 3rd Kaiden Manders, 4th Mitchell Wormall, 5th Ben Van Ryt, 6th AJ Nash, 7th Daniel Salter, 8th Owen Ahchee, 9th Luke Hughes, 10th Michael Gronow, 11th Tyron Herbert, 12th Fergie Donaldson, 13th Terry Cutts. DNF: Jacob Lucas, Todd Davis, Michael Keekn, Jamie Landrigan and Phil Waters.

ALLTOOLS FORMULA 500S

ADRIAN Haywood took full advantage of his front-row start to win the Alltools Formula 500 Christmas Cup that was run over 15 laps.

Haywood won the event from Troy Johnson, who also started from the front row, with the margin at the end of the journey being just 0.848 of a second.

Luke Nardini was one of the big chargers in the pack, starting from P7 to climb his way up to third, while Chris Dymock and Brock Nanovich rounded out the top five.

Haywood and Johnson progressed to the front-row start after earlier claiming a heat race each.

Heat 1: 1st Adrian Haywood, 2nd Jamie Pages, 3rd Brock Nanovich, 4th Troy Johnson, 5th Luke Nardini, 6th Cameron McKenzie, 7th Brent Lockwood, 8th Shane Andersson, 9th Jai Dillon, 10th Chris Dymock, 11th David Carstairs, 12th Jeff Ross, 13th Nick Bishop, 14th James Dawson, 15th Craig Bottrell, 16th Ken Worroll, 17th Glenn Holdaway. DNF: Ashleigh Oldfield, Jamie Nardini, Matt Brown, Jeremy Saffin, Ashley Grant. DQ Tom Hooper.

Heat 2: 1st Troy Johnson, 2nd Cameron McKenzie, 3rd Tom Hooper, 4th Chris Dymock, 5th Adrian Haywood, 6th Matt Brown, 7th Shane Andersson, 8th Craig Bottrell, 9th Jeremy Saffin, 10th Jeff Ross, 11th Jai Dillon, 12th Luke Nardini, 13th Brent Lockwood, 14th Brock Nanovich, 15th Jamie Pages, 16th Glenn Holdaway, 17th Nick Bishop, 18th Jamie Nardini, 19th James Dawson, 20th David Carstairs, 21st Ashleigh Oldfield, Ken Worroll. DNF: Ashley Grant.

Feature: 1st Adrian Haywood, 2nd Troy Johnson, 3rd Luke Nardini, 4th Chris Dymock, 5th Brock Nanovich, 6th Cameron McKenzie, 7th Jamie Nardini, 8th Jamie Pages, 9th Craig Bottrell, 10th Shane Andersson, 11th Jai Dillon, 12th Jeff Ross, 13th Tom Hooper, 14th Glenn Holdaway, 15th Ashleigh Oldfield. DNF: Jeremy Saffin, Nick Bishop, David Carstairs, Matt Brown, Brent Lockwood, Ken Worroll, Ashley Grant.

QUEST APARTMENTS LATE MODELS

GIVEN they started on the front row together there was a fair chance that either Jamie or Warren Oldfield were going to claim another Quest Apartments Late Model feature race.

The brothers have been in dominant form in the division so far this summer and loom as major chances for the Australian title to be determined here in mid-January.

On this occasion Jamie won the 20-lapper, crossing the line half a second ahead of Kodee Brown while Warren was not that much further back in third.

Marc Giancola started and finished fourth while Kye Blight rounded out the top five after starting from P9.

Heat 1: 1st Warren Oldfield, 2nd Brad Blake, 3rd Michael Holmes, 4th Kodee Brown, 5th Kye Blight, 6th Jay Cardy, 7th Rob Galloway, 8th Chris Pavlovich, 9th Willy Powell, 10th Paul Joss. DNF: Craig Vosbergen.

Heat 2: 1st Jamie Oldfield, 2nd Ken MacPherson, 3rd Marc Gianccola, 4th Ryan Halliday, 5th Morgan Melvin, 6th Matt Goodlad, 7th Veronica McCann, 8th Paul Stubber, 9th David Nylander, 10th Jayden Meckenstock, 11th Mick Clune, 12th Jai Mazzini, 13th Mark Webster.

Heat 3: 1st Jay Cardy, 2nd Marc Giancola, 3rd Warren Oldfield, 4th Paul Stubber, 5th Chris Pavlovich, 6th Paul Joss, 7th Veronica McCann, 8th Mick Clune, 9th Jai Mazzzini. DNF: David Nylander.

Heat 4: 1st Kodee Brown, 2nd Ryan Halliday, 3rd Jamie Oldfield, 4th Morgan Melvin, 5th Kye Blight, 6th Brad Blake, 7th Michael Holmes, 8th Jayden Meckenstock, 9th Rob Galloway, 10th Mark Webster. DNF: Willy Powell and Ken MacPherson.

Feature: 1st Jamie Oldfield, 2nd Kodee Brown, 3rd Warren Oldfield, 4th Marc Giancola, 5th Kye Blight, 6th Michael Holmes, 7th Jay Cardy, 8th Ryan Halliday, 9th Brad Blake, 10th Ken MacPherson, 11th Paul Stubber, 12th Morgan Melvin, 13th Chris Pavlovich, 14th Paul Joss, 15th Rob Gallloway, 16th Veronica McCann, 17th Jai Mazzini, 18th Mark Webster. DNF: Mick Clune, Jayden Meckenstock.

SUPER SEDANS

IT was a successful night behind the wheel for Broome’s Kodee Brown.

He finished second to Jamie Oldfield in the Late Model feature race and then immediately changed cars, getting into his Super Sedan for a feature race win.

Brown started from P3 in this race but his experience was on show and he won the feature race from young gun Dustin Higgs by just under two seconds.

Higgs and Brown, along with Rob Knox were heat race winners earlier in the night.

Heat 1: 1st Rob Knox, 2nd Kemble Aylett, 3rd Dustin Higgs, 4th Chris Pavlovich, 5th Glenn Smith, 6th Bert Vosbergen, 7th Kyle Larson, 8th Andrew Kennedy. DNF: Kevin Bell, Carl Aylett, Tristan Green, Ken Reid.

Heat 2: 1st Kodee Brown, 2nd Philip Barton, 3rd Warren Minshull, 4th Gary Higgs, 5th Terry Green, 6th Kemble Aylett, 7th Rob Knox, 8th Tristan Green, 9th Ken Reid, 10th Stephen Larson. DNF: Chris Pavlovich, Peter Lyall.

Heat 3: 1st Dustin Higgs, 2nd Phillip Barton, 3rd Warren Minshull, 4th Gary Higgs, 5th Kodee Brown, 6th Glenn Smith, 7th Peter Lyall, 8th Andrew Kennedy, 9th Kyle Larson. DNF: Stephen Larson, Terry Green.

Feature: 1st Kodee Brown, 2nd Dustin Higgs, 3rd Philip Barton, 4th Gary Higgs, 5th Warren Minshull, 6th Tristan Green, 7th Kemble Aylett, 8th Peter Lyall, 9th Andrew Kennedy, 10th Rob Knox, 11th Ken Reid, 12th Glenn Smith.DNF: Kyle Larson and Kevin Bell.

 

 

Bellman takes out the Main and Farrer locks in King of the River

The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series had a thrilling night at Heartland Raceway last night with Dion Bellman in the Hickman’s Tree Maintenance V40 taking out the A Main. Jordyn Charge home in 2nd and V83 Chris Solomon rounding out the top three.

Paul Solomon’s V7 lined up on pole after winning the Pole Shoot Out with young Charge beside him. It was the team’s first night out with a 360 engine and they were rewarded with his results. Solomon led comfortably in the early stages with Charge, Farrer & Bellman fighting for the next 3 positions. Farrer was up into 2nd and working on Solomon for the lead when the two came together sending Farrer spinning on the back straight and forcing Solomon to the infield with a flat right rear tire with 8 laps to go. Farrer had to go to the rear for a second push. At the same time Charge had just passed Bellman for third but with the yellows bought on didn’t get to keep his position as a full lap hadn’t been completed. As they lined up for the restart it was going to be hard for Charge to pass Bellman again and was unable to do so.

While all the action was happening up the front Chris Solomon, Corey Lincoln and Jed Bell were having their own dice with Chris managing to pass both and move up to third. Another young rookie Jack Gartner in his SA16 is showing improvement each time he hits the track and gaining valuable experience and laps.

Mathew Reed had returned from overseas and was back in the ACT49. Unfortunately he sat on the infield from the start of the race with a flat left rear. In the Pole Shoot Out Reed lined up side by side with Charge. Reed has mentored the youngster for a long time and it was special to see them on the track together. The two put on a great display racing hard for the 2 laps with Charge coming out the victor.

The race for the JSR King of the River became even more interesting with the final placing’s of the A Main. With Farrer going into the night on a marginal lead everyone was wondering if his final place in the main was going to be enough for him to take out the Crown for the King of the River mini-series. Double points were on the main adding to the suspense but with a very narrow 5 point difference Smooch picked up the Crown. Gates & Lincoln tied for 2nd and Lock & Bell tied for 3rd. Thanks to John Sidney Racing for allowing us to present the King of the River and adding another level of excitement to the series.

With oppressive heat on the day the race track quickly became slick and challenging at times.

A Main results: 1st V40 Dion Bellman, 2nd V60 Jordyn Charge, 3rd V83 Chris Solomon, 4th V8 Corey Lincoln, 5th S18 Jed Bell, 6th V27 Ross Jarred, 7th S5 Trigga Gates, 8th V4 Phil Lock, 9th V33 Michael Holt, 10th S16 Jack Gartner, 11th V53 Andy Thompson, 12th V34 Brenten Farrer, 13th V7 Paul Solomon-DNF, 14th ACT49 Matt Reed- DNF.

Heat winners: V4 Phil Lock, V7 Paul Solomon, V34 Brenten Farrer, V60 Jordyn Charge

Contingency Winners IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Shaun McClure - $100 cash Red Ed Sheds Lucky 7’s – Trigga Gates – drum of methanol Lucas Oil Hard Charger – Ross Jarred - Show bag of Lucas Oil products Hot Arse Award –Trigga Gates - Fire Extinguisher Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – Dion Bellman – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine Hoosier Hero A Main – Dion Bellman – WAV right rear tire Bar Up Bull Bars 8- Phil Lock – set seat belts Modern Stainless Steel Nice Guy Award – Andy Thompson – stainless steel front Nerf bar Hickman’s Tree Maintenance Random Draw – Andy Thompson - $200 cash

 

 

CLARKE AND VEAL SEAL THE TATNELL DEAL

 Official release: Valvoline Raceway / Ultimate Sprintcar Championship December 6, 2015

Last night’s Ultimate Sprintcar Championship was not like all the others, as we drivers, officials and fans remembered a great man, a name synonymous with speedway racing, the one and only George Tatnell. Jamie Veal won round 7 of the NSW Ultimate Sprintcar Championship from Sammy Walsh, James McFadden and Kyle Hirst. Warrnambool’s Veal was rapid right from the beginning of the night and set quick-time in qualifying with the fastest lap time of 12.374 seconds with Brooke Tatnell, Shaun Dobson qualifying second and third. With a track record 75 cars nominated for the George Tatnell Challenge the standard of competition was incredible for the USC. Two non-qualifying heats, 4 qualifier heats, no pole shuffle due to time restraints and a D, C, B and A main were the items on the Sprintcar smorgasbord. Peter Bourke took out the non-qualifiers heat one, followed by Damien Hart and Seb Johnston. Grant Tunks won the non-qualifiers heat two with Glen Saville in second and Andrew Wright. Phil March came together with Grant Tunks earlier in the race breaking his front end whilst Northern Territorian Jamie O’Neil had a monster crash in turn two, flipping twice in the air before landing and rolling again! Heat one was won by the Rocket Industries Ultimate Sprintcar driver Sam Walsh with Max Dumesny and Ben Atkinson in second and third. Matt Smith also had to change an engine after not finishing heat one. James McFadden won heat two from Grant Anderson and Toby Bellbowen while Danny Reidy won heat three from Ultimate Sprintcar Australia 1 of Dave Murcott in second and Garry Brazier in third. Robbie Farr won heat four from Luke Dillon and Darryl Campbell. Seb Johnston and Andrew Wright battled in the D main for first place before finishing in the two transfer positions making it to the C main with Marcus Dumesny in third. 17 year old Sebastian scored his first ever race win in the process! Western Australian Ultimate Sprintcar driver Daniel Harding won the C main in his first appearance at Valvoline Raceway for the USC and he was followed by Jeremy Cross and Kyle Caunt. Seb Johnston was the D main transfer and made a wild effort to make his way from 16th to 7th.After an engine change, Matt Smith won the B main from Marty Perovich and Craig Brady. Smith had Touring Car legend Glen Seton and son Aaron working on his shock package all night and definitely looked quicker than he’d been all season as a result. The B main started off with Victorian Jack Lee Spinning in turn four but kept his ‪#‎V25‬ running, Jordyn Brazier spun in turn four with 12 laps to go and Max Johnston started 7th, got up to 5th then pulled off with a flat right-rear tyre. Perovich led nearly the whole race until Smith caught and passed him on the inside on lap four. The 30 lap A main looked promising for any of the four front runners before the race started, Jamie Veal, Shaun Dobson, Brooke Tatnell and Kyle Hirst all set fast times at the beginning of the meeting in qualifying. Veal checked out from the drop of the green flag however with a torrid display and with six laps down, was winning by half a lap. McFadden started gaining on Veal half way through the feature, riding the cushion and catching Veal fast but "Jay-Mac" jumped the cushion in turn four five laps later and Veal had pulled away again through lapped traffic. Unfortunately Tatnell pulled off with 9 laps to go with an engine failure in the KMS Cool but the battle was on between McFadden and Hirst for the second and third positions until the chequered flag came out. “I can’t thank my boys enough,” said Veal after the dominating win, “when we got to lapped traffic I struggled a bit but the car felt good anywhere I put it on the track. It’s such a pleasure to race at Valvoline Raceway these days, I can’t wait until World Series Sprintcars here next week.” Sydney USC star Sammy Walsh impressed once again in the Rocket #92 by taking it right up to the nationally decorated heroes around him. Australian Speedcar Champion Adam Clarke was an all the way winner of the 30 lap Speedcar Super Series third round in the Polar Ice #1 to lead home arch rival Nathan Smee in second place and Troy Jenkins in third. Smee by his own admission “missed the set up” and couldn’t lay a glove on the flying Novacastrian out in front. Brooke Tatnell did ‘double duty’ in running both Ultimate Sprintcars and Speedcars by driving the loaned Brett Thomas #69 Spike and impressed everyone with a fourth place finish despite his last drive in a Speedcar being some 20 years ago at the Sydney Showground! The Speedcar racing was intense and as always breath-taking as a double act for the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship. The most spectacular moment came for likeable pastry chef Andy Hassan who tagged the cushion in his heat race and flipped several times into turn one. Fortunately, though his car was destroyed, Hassan was Ok and was able to say in the post-crash interview “get the cheque book out honey” to his wife Rosemary in the crowd. The next event at Valvoline Raceway is this coming Saturday, December 12 for the first round of the 29th World Series Sprintcars Championship which also doubles as USC NSW Round 8.Ends release…

Results USC RD 7 A-Main:

1. Jamie Veal 2. Sammy Walsh 3. James McFadden 4. Kyle Hirst 5. Robbie Farr 6. Shaun Dobson 7. Max Dumesny 8. Danny Reidy 9. Matt Smith 10. Steven Lines 11. James Thompson 12. David Murcott 13. Marty Perovich 14. Luke Dillon 15. Alex Orr 16. Grant Anderson 17. Jackson Delamont 18. Toby Bellbowen 19. Darryl Campbell 20. Craig Brady 21. Garry Brazier 22. Ben Atkinson 23. Kelly Linigen 24. Brooke Tatnell (DNF)

A-Main Speedcar Super Series

1. Adam Clarke 2. Nathan Smee 3. Troy Jenkins 4. Brooke Tatnell 5. Matthew Hunter 6. Braydan Willmington 7. Bob Jackson 8. Nick Rowe 9. Brett Thomas 10. Dean Meadows 11. Garry Rooke 12. Reid Mackay 13. Alan Day 14. Jack Black 15. Michael Paice 16. Paul Murphy 17. Kaitlyn Anthony 18. Anthony Chaffey (DNF) 19. Aiden Corish (DNF) 20. Glen Shaw (DNF) 21. Matt Jackson (DNF) 22. Cordi O'Hehir (DNF)

 

 

Solomon dominates at Swan Hill

The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series headed to Sonic Speedway, Swan Hill last night and saw Chris Solomon take a commanding victory. Solomon led from start to finish using lap traffic to his advantage. Young gun Dion Bellman was a model of consistency all night but had nothing for Solomon crossing the line in 2nd place.

Unfortunately at the post-race weigh in Bellman’s car was underweight. It was a big blow for the likable youngster who has been in scintillating form after picking up 2 heat race victories and a win in the pole shootout earlier in the night. Brenten Farrer and Phil Lock were having the battle of the night for the minor placings. Lap traffic played its part on the final lap with Farrer just edging his Frijtek V34 ahead of the V4 of Lock.

Paul Solomon capped off a good night for the Solomon brothers with a 4th place finish. Jed Bell has been very consistent as of late and continued his form crossing the line in 5th. Trigga Gates stayed out of trouble to cross the line in 6th with Corey Lincoln overcoming early Engine gremlins to finish 7th. Jack Gartner, Michael Holt, Shaun McClure and Justin Morris completed the finishers.

Rusty Hickman celebrated his 16th Birthday at Swan Hill and was showing good speed but unfortunately on a late race restart made contact with another car and flipped the second of the Hickman Motorsports J&J’s. He walked away the ACT40 sustaining minimal damage. Quick Time man Liam Williams pulled infield with 10 laps to go with engine troubles.

A Main results: 1st V83 Chris Solomon, 2nd V34 Brenten Farrer, 3rd V4 Phil Lock, 4th V7 Paul Solomon, 5th SA18 Jed Bell, 6th SA5 Trigga Gates, 7th V8 Corey Lincoln, 8th SA16 Jack Gartner, 9th V33 Michael Holt, 10th Shaun McClure, 11th V82 Justin Morris, 12th V40 Dion Bellman, 13th ACT40 Rusty Hickman - DNF 14th V91 Liam Williams - DNF

Heat winners: V34 Brenten Farrer, V40 Dion Bellman, V83 Chris Solomon

Contingency Winners IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Brenten Farrer - $100 cash Red Ed Sheds Lucky 7’s – Corey Lincoln – drum of methanol Lucas Oil Hard Charger – Corey Lincoln - Show bag of Lucas Oil products Fire Service Plus Hot Arse Award – Michael Holt – Fire Extinguisher Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – Liam Williams – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine Hoosier Hero A Main – Chris Solomon – WAV right rear tire Bar Up Bull Bars 8- Jack Gartner – set seat belts Modern Stainless Steel Nice Guy Award – Justin Morris – stainless steel front Nerf bar Hickman’s Tree Maintenance Random Draw – Dion Bellman - $200 cash

 

 

FLOOD RETURNS TO VICTORY LANE

 Official release: NSW Wingless Sprints November 29, 2015

It has been quite a while between wins for Daniel Flood but he returned to victory lane in round three of the Motoradco Radiator Service and Aussie Forklift Repairs NSW Wingless Sprints Club Championship at Valvoline Raceway on Saturday night.

Flood took full advantage of his starting spot on the inside of the second row and moved into position two in the early stages before taking the lead on lap seven and not looking back.

Once again, the battles throughout the field were great to watch on the slick track. Apart from Daniel Flood, Mark Blyton was also impressive, coming from deep in the pack to record a second place finish. Third to the line was the pole sitter for the A-Main, Michael Sammut.

The race was declared just one lap from home after Graham Flood rolled over, however no one could deny Daniel Flood of the win, his first win in a number of seasons in the Wingless Sprints class.

Following the top three home was Brian Briton, Rodney Granger, Robert Mackay, Adam Butler, Geoff Piekar, Darryl Marshall and Stephen Allen rounded out the top ten. Eleventh home was Nikki Briton who was the best of the female racers all night, Queenslander Mitch Gowland, Jeff Neve, Chris McInerney, Graham Flood, Sean Mayo, Michael Gray, Clint McCorquodale and Blake Darcy was the last placed finisher.

Non finishers were Scott Rowe, opening night A-Main winner Matthew Ferguson, Victorian Hayden Reeves, Peter Granger and Jeff Thomas.

Heat race wins went to Leighton O’Brien, Robert Mackay, Blake Darcy, Jeff Neve, John Mcrae, Mitch Gowland, Darryl Marshall and Brian Briton.

B-Main one was a win for Scott Rowe ahead of Geoff Piekar and Darcy. B-Main two went to Stephen Allen ahead of Michael Gray and Clint McCorquodale.

The next night on the NSW Wingless Sprints calendar will be next Saturday night, December 5 at the Morris Park Speedway, Dubbo.

The NSW Wingless Sprints would like to thank all competitors for a good night of racing and a special thanks to the interstate teams who made the effort to come and race.

Also a massive thanks to our club championship sponsors, Motoradco Radiator Service and Aussie Forklift Repairs.

 

 

DELAMONT GETS IT DONE IN USC NSW ROUND SIX

Official Release: Sprintcar Association of NSW November 29, 2015

In what can only be described as a hard fought victory, Jackson Delamont scored his second career A-Main victory at Valvoline Raceway in round six of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW on Saturday night, November 28.

Jackson, who started the 30 lap main event from position seven took off like a rabbit at the start and by the second lap, was already in second place. Early race leader Grant Anderson set the pace and was proving hard to match, with the exception of Delamont who made a move for the lead on lap seven.

Delamont held the advantage for the next five circuits before Anderson got passed by him again for the lead. Unfortunately for Anderson, his race came to an end on lap eighteen. It was a shame for the livewire Victorian who was on track for his first ever Valvoline Raceway victory.

From the restart Troy Little began to heap pressure on Delamont as he was looking for his first win in four seasons. It was a real treat for the fans seeing Delamont and Troy Little battling along with Max Dumesny, Robbie Farr, Danny Reidy and Toby Bellbowen dicing for the minor positions.

The race hit fever pitch with just two laps remaining when Garry Brazier blew a right rear tire and was out of the race. The last two laps saw Jackson remain in the lead and take the win and more importantly, qualify for the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship Chase. Second to the line was Troy Little who also qualifies for The Chase and Max Dumesny was third and in the process making it a hat-trick of new drivers qualifying for The Chase.

Fourth home was Robbie Farr followed by Danny Reidy, Matt Smith, Toby Bellbowen, Ben Atkinson, Adrian Maher, James Thompson, Grant Tunks, Mark Attard, Sam Walsh, Warren Ferguson, Luke Dillon, Kelly Linigen, Max Johnston, Jeremy Cross, Marty Perovich, Peter Bourke, Phil March and Garry Rooke was the last finisher. The non-finishers were Garry Brazier and Grant Anderson.

Earlier in the night, it was Matt Smith and Toby Bellbowen who once again stopped the clock the quickest in time trials. Heat race wins went to Mark Attard, Max Dumesny, Little and Delamont. The Non qualifiers was taken out by Kim Becker.

Matt Dumesny took the win in the C-Main and the B-Main was won by Danny Reidy.

The next event on the SANSW calendar will be next Saturday night, December 5 for the George Tatnell Challenge at Valvoline Raceway.

 

 

VEAL & WILLSHER SHARE THE SPOILS AT SUNGOLD STADIUM

Jamie Veal’s strong start to the 2015-16 season continued last night at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool when he claimed his fifth feature race victory on the season, while in the Formula 500 division current Australian Champion Dylan Willsher claimed a second Jack Willsher Cup.

Veal was made to work for his victory, with the racy Sungold Stadium Surface providing plenty of passing, with the battle at the front of the field between Veal and Lines being a highlight.

Having shared the front row of the 30 lap feature event it was Lines who got the jump and led for the first 18 laps despite Veal stalking him all the way.

Further back in the pack David Murcott recovered from earlier contact with James McFadden, to battle with multi-time Australian Champion Brooke Tatnell who was ominous in his first outing for the 2015-16 season in the Krikke Motorsport Cool.

The McFadden and Murcott contact ultimately contributed to McFadden exploding a left rear tyre in turn three on lap nine.

The final 12 laps were all Veal as he sailed away to win from Lines and Tatnell, with Murcott fourth and current Eureka Garages and Sheds Series leader Brett Milburn doing his championship hopes no harm at all with a solid fifth place result.

Warrnambool young gun Corey McCullagh again showed his class with a strong sixth place finish, while rounding out the top ten were Kyle Hirst, Ryan Jones, Ryan Davis and Darren Mollenoyux.

Interestingly Jones, Davis and Mollenoyux were all a lap down to the dominant Veal.

John Vogels again enjoyed a solid night at Premier Speedway finishing 11th, and he was followed home by Charles Hunter, in what was arguably his best performance in memory.

Jye O’Keeffe (13th), Peter Doukas (14th), Adam King (15th), Nick Lacey (16th), Tim Rankin (17th) and James McFadden (18th) completed the field.

Earlier heat race wins went to Steven Lines, Jamie Veal, Tim Rankin, Brett Milburn, James McFadden, Ryan Davis, Tim Van Ginneken, Peter Doukas, Quentin Tanner and Brock Hallett.

The last Chance C-Main was taken out by Stephen Bell, as Bell as joined at the tail of the B-Main by Brock Hallett, Jake Tranter and Ian Loudoun.

The B-Main was won by Darren Mollenoyux, while Adam King, Nick Lacey, John Vogels, Peter Doukas and Ryan Davis also made the transfer to the A-Main.

The 20 lap Jack Willsher Cup for the Formula 500’s was a tale of one man’s pain being another man’s gain as Dylan Willsher was able to claim a second successive victory in the race that means more than any other to the Warrnambool native.

Early race leader and recently crowned Victorian Champion James Aranyosi, dominated the early going only to have a chain come loose aboard the V50 entry.

From here it was all Willsher as he led home Patrick Merrett, who never gave up without a fight and Queensland’s Charlie Brown who again impressed at Premier Speedway.

Earlier heat winners were Josh Buckingham, Ryan O’Keeffe, Lachlan Cates, Patrick Merrett, Charlie Brown and Lisa Walker.

The B-Main was won by Chris Bellman from Rob Trewartha, Matthew Symons and American Michael Faccinto.

The next event at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool will be held on Saturday December 19, 2015 when Round 3 of the USC Victoria will blast into life doubling as Round 6 of the Eureka Garages and Sheds Sprintcar Series.

The night will also feature “Max’s Race” as a tribute to Sprintcar Legend Max Dumesny with another stellar field of Sprintcars expected.

Also on the program will be the prestigious Yeoman Williams Memorial for Junior Sedans.

Tickets are available at the gate or on-line via www.premierspeedway.com.au.

 

 

AHG Sprintcar Series    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2015

JASON Kendrick started from pole position and led all the way to dominate the feature race in round five of the AHG Sprintcar Series at Quit Bunbury Speedway on Saturday night.

Kendrick was the man to catch in the 30-lapper and no one had the speed to match the #11 machine as he powered on for the convincing win over Callum Williamson and Ryan Farrell.

The meeting was also round two of the Battery Alltypes Southern Thunder Series and the main event proved to be one of attrition with only five cars going the full journey – the other two being Daryl Clayden and Darren Mewett.

Kendrick and Jamie Maiolo started on the front row after being the quickest two cars in the Gold Dash with another two hard chargers in Brad Maiolo and Ben Ellement tucked in behind on row two.

The polesitter built up a sizeable lead and was into lapped traffic after just five laps.

Ellement closed in on Maiolo for second on lap six as Scott Chatwin spun out for a restart.

Shaun Bradford, who started from P5, put on a big slide job in pits bend and delivered a fairly impressive wheelstand when getting back on the gas to make the move stick, but it didn’t pay off and he was unable to move forward.

Mitchell Wormall spun on lap 9 for another restart and Bradford’s wild night ended with the #57 heading infield just under midrace distance.

Chatwin endured his second spin on lap 15 while Ellement pushed hard on the restart and was locked into a great duel with Jamie Maiolo for a couple of laps, but unfortunately it meant little as both withdrew a few moments later.

Ellement limped around the track’s highline for a while but eventually drove the car down to the infield but not before he was nearly collected by a car on his inside.

Brad Maiolo was running third with three laps to go before he spun on the back straight, forcing another restart.

Despite a spirited dive underneath Williamson on the restart Farrell was not able to make the move stick and settled for third.

It was a good result for Williamson who started from P6 while Farrell started from P8.

Ellement was the quick timer in qualifying and also won a heat with other victors being Kendrick, Jamie Maiolo and Bradford.

After a busy month of racing the series takes a mini break before round six is held at the Perth Motorplex on December 19.

Qualifying: Ben Ellement 13.367, Brad Maiolo 13.378, Ryan Farrell 13.405, Jamie Maiolo 13.405, Jason Kendrick 13.461, Shaun Bradford 13.516, Daryl Clayden 13.614, Ryan Lancaster 13.738, Lee Nash 13.746, Sean Zemunik 13.770, Kye Scroop 13.820, Callum Williamson 13.905, Darren Mewett 13.984, Scott Chatwin 14.145, Mitchell Wormall 14.302, Jamie Buszan 14.706.

Heat 1: 1st Ben Ellement, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Ryan Farrell, 4th Daryl Clayden, 5th Lee Nash, 6th Kye Scroop, 7th Darren Mewett, 8th Mitchell Wormall.

Heat 2: 1st Jamie Maiolo, 2nd Brad Maiolo, 3rd Shaun Bradford, 4th Callum Williamson, 5th Ryan Lancaster, 6th Sean Zemuni,, 7th Jamie Buszan, 8th Scott Chatwin.

Heat 3: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Callum Williamson, 3rd Lee Nash, 4th Jamie Maiolo, 5th Ryan Lancaster, 6th Ben Ellement, 7th Darren Mewett and 8th Jamie Buszan.

Heat 4: 1st Shaun Bradford, 2nd Daryl Clayden, 3rd Brad Maiolo, 4th Ryan Farrell, 5th Scott Chatwin, 6th Sean Zemunik. DNF: Kye Scroop and Mitchell Wormall.

Feature race: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Callum Williamson, 3rd Ryan Farrell, 4th Daryl Clayden and 5th Darren Mewett. DNF: Brad Maiolo, Ben Ellement, Ryan Lancaster, Jamie Maiolo, Shaun Bradford, Lee Nash, Sean Zemunik and Mitchell Wormall. DNS: Jamie Buszan and Kye Scroop. DQ: Scott Chatwin.

 

 

DELAMONT DARES TO DREAM
Official release: Valvoline Raceway
November 28, 2015
20 year old Ultimate Sprintcar driver Jackson Delamont dared to dream tonight and in doing so wrapped up Round Six of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW Valvoline Raceway by scoring his first ever USC victory and his second career success at Parramatta.
“When I won a feature race last year I was pretty happy with that, but tonight winning the Sid Hopping Shootout and a round of USC is something else completely,” he grinned, “we had the car set up pretty nice and I felt really good about our chances early in the race. As the race got longer I started to feel like I could really win it and we did.”
Delamont steered the Mad Harry’s Steel #48 to victory but it may have been a different story had leader Grant Anderson’s left rear bleeder not let go and rapidly deflated the tyre forcing him to spin late in the race.
“It’s tough to swallow because I think we had a good car tonight but we’ll be back next week and do it all again. I know we were fast tonight,” conceded the second-generation racer.
Troy Little and Max Dumesny were split by the narrowest of margins at the fall of the chequers as they battled for the runner up position with Little scraping through to edge Dumesny back to third by just 0.002 of a second.
Robbie Farr came from the B-Main to finish fourth ahead of B-Main winner Danny Reidy in fifth, Matt Smith sixth, Toby Bellbowen seventh, Ben Atkinson eighth, Adrian Maher ninth and James Thompson rounding out the top ten.Grant Tunks placed 11th ahead of Mark Attard, Sam Walsh, Warren Ferguson, Luke Dillon, Kelly Linigen, Max Johnston, Jeremy Cross, Marty Perovich, Peter Bourke, Phillip March and Gary Rooke.
The only DNF’s were both as a result of flat tyres for Garry Brazier and Grant Anderson.Danny Reidy won the B-Main from Marty Perovich, Robbie Farr and Max Johnston as the A-Main transferees.
Just missing the cut was Alex Orr in fifth ahead of Kyle Caunt, Matt Craft, Mick Saller, Matt Dumesny, Blake Skipper, Mick Matchett, Andrew Wright, Thomas Jeffery, Steve Caunt, Sean Dyson and Brendan Scorgie with DNF’s being Damien Hart, Darryl Campbell, Bruce White and Sebastian Johnston.
The most spectacular moment of the night certainly belonged to Sydney teenager Lachlan Abbott when he pulled an enormous wheel stand in qualifying that had the crowd gasping.
The Wingless Sprint main event went to Daniel Flood who literally swept away the field to dominate the affair over Mark Blyton in second place and Michael Sammut occupying he last spot on the podium.
Just outside the top three was Brian Briton in fourth ahead of Rodney Granger (who came from last position) Robert Mackay, Adam Butler, Geoff Piekar, Darryl Marshall, Stephen Allen and Nikki Briton rounding out the top ten.
The Late Model main event was a bruising affair with a multiple car wreck on the main straight early in the race that caused substantial damage to many of the unfortunate victims.
Central Coast racer Ryan Fenech managed to avoid all the carnage to score a narrow victory over the fast finishing Clayton Pyne in second and Ben Nicastri placing third.
Fourth home was David Doherty over Darryl Grimson in fifth, Bruce McKenzie sixth, Nathan Disney seventh, Brad Goman eighth, Daniel Foot ninth and Michael Hickey rounding out the top ten.
The next event at Valvoline Raceway will be held on Saturday night, December 5 with the running of the 2015 GT (George Tatnell) Challenge featuring Round 7 of USC NSW and the Speedcar Super Series Round Three.

 

Clauson & Roa are Western World Champions!

Lonnie Wheatley, TUCSON, Ariz. (November 21, 2015) – The 48th Western World Championships came down to a pair of epic USAC Sprint Car feature events with Bryan Clauson and Brody Roa taking title honors in Saturday night’s finale atop the 3/8-mile USA Raceway clay oval.

Clauson outlasted USAC National Sprint Car champion Robert Ballou to claim his fourth Western World title in the USAC vs. USAC/CRA finale while Roa held off the likes of Brady Bacon and C.J. Leary throughout the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast 360-ci Sprint Car main event to add his name to the list of Western World champions.

Posting finishes of second in the USAC National feature and third in the 360-ci feature, Brady Bacon came away with the “Rocket” Jesse Hockett Award for best combined finishes in the two main events as 11 drivers pulled double duty in the weekend that featured 69 competitors.

USAC National vs. USAC/CRA

The battle for the $7,500 winner’s share in the USAC National vs. USAC/CRA ranks came down to an epic duel between Bryan Clauson and Robert Ballou over the final half of Saturday night’s 30-lap finale atop the USA Raceway clay oval.

When the checkered flag flew, it was Clauson taking his second big win in as many Saturday nights aboard the Fisher-powered B&H Contractors/Dooling Machine No. 63 Spike as Ballou finished off his USAC National championship campaign with a runner-up finish.

“It was fun to race like that,” Clauson commented afterward. “When he got out front, I thought it would be tough to do anything.”

But with Ballou committed to the upper tier of the racetrack, Clauson made the bottom work to his advantage to take command for keeps on the 24th round though he had to fend off challenges from Ballou all the way to the stripe.

“We were battling for every inch, he biked once and let us get away some,” Clauson said. “I knew I couldn’t make any mistakes there at the end.”

After Dave Darland paced the early rounds, Thursday night winner Ballou rallied past for the lead on the ninth circuit with Clauson moving into second by the halfway point. Clauson closed in and the battle was on over the final dozen circuits.

Ballou settled for a close second with Brady Bacon rounding out the podium in third. Darland crossed the stripe fourth with Richard Vander Weerd rounding out the top five. C.J. Leary was sixth while Justin Grant charged through the field from 22nd to capture seventh. Tracy Hines, Jerry Coons, Jr., and Chris Windom completed the top ten.

After a pair of early interruptions including a red flag for a Danny Faria, Jr., flip in turn two after three laps, the final 27 rounds ran off in non-stop fashion.

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast

Buena Park, California’s Brody Roa entered Saturday night’s USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast finale as the top point earner through two nights of Western World Championship preliminary competition at the USA Raceway.

And when his rivals handed him the front row outside starting position for the Dash in the “Revenge Draw”, the 24-year-old took full advantage of it by winning the Dash to earn the pole position for the main event and then leading all 30-laps of the $3,000-to-win main event.

It was anything but easy though, as Roa had company throughout with Brady Bacon and C.J. Leary stalking him throughout and then Justin Grant joining in on the lead fray over the closing laps.

“I saw Brady’s nose under me a couple of times there, I knew I didn’t have any room for error,” Roa commented afterward.

While Roa gunned into the early lead from the pole, fellow front row starter Leary nipped at his heels in the early going until Bacon slid into second soon after the race’s only caution flew after nine laps for Chris Bonneau’s spin in turn two.

Working through traffic with a dozen laps to go, Bacon worked on Roa for the point only to have Leary briefly race back into second. Bacon rallied back into second in short order though as Bryan Clauson and Justin Grant caught up to the lead trio.

The battle for the top position narrowed down to Roa and Bacon over the final handful of laps, with Roa fending off all challenges to take the win aboard the BR Performance No. 91r.

Bacon settled for runner-up honors with Grant capturing the show position. Leary crossed the stripe fourth with USAC Southwest champion R.J. Johnson rounding out the top five. Clauson was sixth ahead of Friday night winner Josh Hodges, with Stevie Sussex rallying from 17th to claim eighth. Chris Windom and USAC West Coast champ Danny Faria, Jr., completed the top ten.

48th Western World Championships Saturday Night Results – USA Raceway:

USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars:

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Richard Vander Weerd (#10 Vander Weerd), 2. C.J. Leary (#30 Leary), 3. Mike Spencer (#50 Chaffin), 4. Jon Stanbrough (#81 Stanbrough), 5. Justin Grant (#5 Baldwin), 6. Chad Boespflug (‪#‎04G Cook), 7. Austin Williams (#2 Jory), 8. Nick Parker (#94 Morales). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Chase Stockon (#32 32/TBI), 2. R.J. Johnson (#51 Martin), 3. Ryan Bernal (#56 Phulps), 4. Danny Faria Jr. (‪#‎17V Bowman), 5. Jake Swanson (#92 Sertich), 6. Brady Short (#19 Underwood), 7. Logan Williams (‪#‎5X Jory), 8. Robert Bell (#71 Bell). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Jerry Coons Jr. (‪#‎20N Nolen), 2. Chris Windom (‪#‎21X Pollock), 3. Thomas Meseraull (#66 Amati), 4. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 5. Brody Roa (#48 Leonard), 6. Cody Williams (#44 Jory), 7. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 8. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams). NT

DASH: (6 laps) 1. Tracy Hines (‪#‎4X Hines), 2. Dave Darland (‪#‎71P Phillips/Curb-Agajanian), 3. Robert Ballou (#1 Ballou), 4. Aaron Farney (‪#‎15F Farney), 5. Brady Bacon (#69 Dynamics), 6. Bryan Clauson (#63 Dooling/Hayward), 7. Kevin Thomas Jr. (‪#‎17RW Dutcher), 8. Damion Gardner (#4 Alexander). NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Stanbrough, 2. Short, 3. Faria, 4. Roa, 5. Grant, 6. Swanson, 7. Boespflug, 8. Rossi, 9. A.Williams, 10. Copeland, 11. L.Williams, 12. Bell, 13. C.Williams, 14. Martin. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Robert Ballou, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Dave Darland, 5. Richard Vander Weerd, 6. C.J. Leary, 7. Justin Grant, 8. Tracy Hines, 9. Jerry Coons Jr., 10. Chris Windom, 11. Ryan Bernal, 12. Damion Gardner, 13. R.J. Johnson, 14. Brody Roa, 15. Chase Stockon, 16. Brady Short, 17. Kevin Thomas Jr., 18. Jon Stanbrough, 19. Aaron Farney, 20. Mike Spencer, 21. Austin Williams, 22. Jake Swanson, 23. Thomas Meseraull, 24. Danny Faria Jr.. NT

**Parker flipped during the first heat. C.Williams flipped during the semi. Faria flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Hines, Laps 2-8 Darland, Laps 9-18 Ballou, Laps 19-20 Clauson, Laps 21-23 Ballou, Laps 24-30 Clauson

USAC Southwest vs. West Coast 360 Sprint Cars:

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 2. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 3. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 4. Dennis Gile (#13 Gile), 5. Terry Schank Jr. (#1 Gleeson), 6. Tristan Guardino (#80 Watt), 7. Jordan Stetson (‪#‎8AZ Stetson), 8. Jeff Sibley (‪#‎42N Sibley). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Chris Windom (‪#‎22B Weber), 2. Gary Taylor (Burkhart/White), 3. Danny Faria Jr. (‪#‎17V Bowman), 4. Ronnie Clark (#6 Clark), 5. Brian Hosford (‪#‎32B Weber), 6. Jace Vander Weerd (#88 Vander Weerd), 7. Kyle Smith (#55 Smith). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Trey Marcham (#73 Ford), 2. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 3. Stevie Sussex (‪#‎21AZ Burkhart), 4. Rick Ziehl (‪#‎20Z Ziehl), 5. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 6. Tye Mihocko (‪#‎5X Mihocko), 7. Larry Gibson (‪#‎2X Gibson). NT

DASH: (6 laps) 1. Brody Roa (‪#‎91R BR), 2. C.J. Leary (#30 Leary), 3. Brady Bacon (‪#‎73X Ford), 4. R.J. Johnson (‪#‎77M Michael), 5. Bryan Clauson (‪#‎16B Martin), 6. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 7. Justin Grant (#5 Baldwin), 8. Josh Hodges (‪#‎74X Hodges). NT

ALSO AT TRACK: Ryan Bernal (#56 Phulps)

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Clark, 2. Ziehl, 3. Schank, 4. Martin, 5. Vander Weerd, 6. Hosford, 7. Mihocko, 8. Guardino, 9. Smith, 10. Gile, 11. Sibley, 12. Gibson, 13. Stetson. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Brody Roa, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Justin Grant, 4. C.J. Leary, 5. R.J. Johnson, 6. Bryan Clauson, 7. Josh Hodges, 8. Stevie Sussex, 9. Chris Windom, 10. Danny Faria Jr., 11. Nick Aiuto, 12. Charles Davis Jr., 13. Trey Marcham, 14. Matt Rossi, 15. Jace Vander Weerd, 16. Mike Martin, 17. Ronnie Clark, 18. Chris Bonneau, 19. Andy Reinbold, 20. Rick Ziehl, 21. Gary Taylor, 22. Terry Schank Jr. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Roa

 

 

Caruso delivers winning form on his return to the All Stars

The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series had a thrilling night at Murray Bridge Speedway last night with Mark Caruso taking out a comfortable win. Daniel Evans in the SA44 Evans Family Racing home in 2nd and V34 Brenten Farrer rounding out the top three.

It was like a flash back in time with Caruso and Ely lined up on the front row of the A. The 2 have done this many times before over the years when they both ran the All Stars full time. Caruso got the start but the reds were quickly bought on by a 5 car incident in turn 2 with Phil Lock’s V4 and Cody Atkins S69 sitting out the rest of the race on the infield. Ely was fast and working on Caruso but he ran over some debris midway through the race and a flat right rear tyre was the result.

Evans and Lovegrove were having their own battle for third and fourth. Farrer was taking advantage of this and waiting for the right moment to go under one or both of them. Evans held off his placing whilst Farrer stepped up into third. Young gun Corey Lincoln in the V8 Lincolns Earthmoving showed his nose to Lovegrove but was not successful in the pass. Lincoln had a borrowed engine from Tony Moule after his engine expired in the dying stages of the main at Moama.

The Lucas Oil Hard Charger was won by Dion Bellman after a fantastic drive starting in 17 and finishing 8th. Car owner Darren Hickman would have been happy with Bellman’s drive but must be starting to wonder about their run of luck lately. After dropping his second heat and loosing valuable points he was relegated to the back of the A Main for the line-up.

Taking out the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award for the second week in a row was Dion Bellman with a 12.165.

A Main results: 1st S33 Mark Caruso, 2nd S44 Dan Evans, 3rd V34 Brenten Farrer, 4th V8 Corey Lincoln, 5th S90 Michael Lovegrove, 6th S5 Gates, 7th S86 Brendan Guerin, 8th V40 Dion Bellman 9th S16 Jack Gartner, 10th S26 Tyson Chambers, 11th S67 Nicole Hill, 12th S43Shane Hendry, 13th NT4 Jamie McInnes, 14th S18 Jed Bell- DNF, 15th S9 Michael Burford-DNF, 16th S42 Jamie Hendry-DNF, 17th S22 Chad Ely-DNF, 18th V4Phil Lock-DNF, 19th S69 Cody Atkins-DNF

Heat winners: S22 Chad Ely, S33 Mark Caruso, NT4 Jamie McInnes, V8 Corey Lincoln

Contingency Winners IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Phil Lock - $100 cash Red Ed Sheds Lucky 7’s – Brendan Guerin – drum of methanol Lucas Oil Hard Charger – Dion Bellman– Show bag of Lucas Oil products Hot Arse Award - Jed Bell - Fire Extinguisher Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – Dion Bellman – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine Hoosier Hero A Main – Mark Caruso – WAV right rear tire Bar Up Bull Bars 8- Dion Bellman – set seat belts Modern Stainless Steel Nice Guy Award – Jamie McInnes – stainless steel front Nerf bar Hickman’s Tree Maintenance Random Draw – Cody Atkins - $200 cash Whilst we were running our show a true legend of the sport passed away. Our sympathy and condolences to the Trostle Family. RIP Bob Trostle

 

 

Bacon & Hodges Hit it Big on Western World Night Two

Lonnie Wheatley, TUCSON, Ariz. (November 20, 2015) – Brady Bacon and Josh Hodges stepped to the forefront on the second night of 48th Western World Championships preliminary action by capturing victories in Friday night’s USAC Sprint Car feature events atop the 3/8-mile USA Raceway clay oval.

After bagging a pair of runner-up finishes on Thursday night, Oklahoma native Bacon climbed to the top step of the podium by taking Friday’s USAC National vs. USAC/CRA feature victory while New Mexico’s Hodges bounced back from a vicious heat race flip in 410-ci action to wire the field in USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast 360-ci Sprint Car action.

With 69 competitors taking in the two preliminary nights of action at USA Raceway, the stage is set for Saturday’s 48th Western World Championships slate of events.

USAC National vs. USAC/CRA

In the USAC National Sprint Car ranks, Brady Bacon hustled into the lead just past the midway point and then held off Bryan Clauson over the final portion of the 30-lapper to notch the 100th all-time National win for the Hoffman Auto Racing / Mean Green No. 69 Sprint Car team.

While the reigning series champion from Broken Arrow, OK, tied Jerry Coons, Jr., for most career wins aboard the storied Hoffman machine with the triumph, Robert Ballou clinched his first USAC National title with a charge through the field from 19th to fourth.

After starting third, Bacon chased reigning 360-ci Sprint Car Western World champ Matt Rossi and Tracy Hines in the early going until a Cody Williams flip in turn three slowed the pace after nine rounds.

Hines slid into the lead briefly after the restart, only to have Rossi rally back out front with Bacon moving into second by the 14th lap.

With Rossi holding off a contingent of challengers that included Bacon along with Hines, Clauson, Kevin Thomas, Jr., and Dave Darland, it was Bacon surging to the front on the low side on the 17th circuit with Hines following his lead.

Clauson moved into second two rounds later and pressured Bacon on the low side the rest of the way to no avail, with Bacon holding steady to maintain command to the stripe.

“I had to take my time to get there, then I knew if I could roll the bottom without any big mistakes that it would be tough for anyone to get by,” Bacon said afterward.

Clauson settled for second at the line ahead of Hines, while Ballou picked up the pace throughout by gaining a half-dozen positions over the final half of the race to surge to fourth and clinch the crown.

Thomas, Jr., rounded out the top five with Darland, Chase Stockon, Jerry Coons, Jr., Aaron Farney and Damion Gardner completing the top ten.

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast

Josh Hodges turned what could have been deemed a bad night into a great night in a big way by wiring the field in Friday’s 30-lap USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast 360-ci Sprint Car feature by wiring the field to lock into Saturday’s Dash.

After a violent ride out of the park in 410-ci Sprint Car heat race action, the Tijeras, NM, racer shook off any ill effects and wired the field from the pole position to capture the victory.

“Luck was on our side on this one, we drew the pole for the heat and won it and that somehow put us up front for the feature,” Hodges commented afterward.

Hodges took full advantage, outgunning fellow front row starter Stevie Sussex for the point at the drop of the green and pacing the field throughout to secure the victory aboard the No. 74x entry.

After wading through a pair of red flags in the opening four laps for a vicious Josh Shipley ride down the backstretch and then a Nick Aiuto tipover in turn four, chaos ensued in Hodges’ wake on a lap 24 restart precipitated by an inadvertent caution for Thursday night winner Justin Grant, who got crossed up exiting turn but somehow saved it.

Hodges led the way to the restart, only to have half the field piled up when the lapped machine of Rossi stumbled on the restart. Second and third-place runners Brody Roa and Grant were collected in the mayhem with D.J. Johnson and Tristan Guardino both upside down.

With all mayhem aside, Hodges cruised over the final six rounds to the checkered flag with current USAC Southwest points leader R.J. Johnson the biggest beneficiary by capturing runner-up honors after hovering around the tenth-place position much of the race.

Andrew Reinbold claimed the show position behind the lead duo while Roa and Bryan Clauson rallied from the late mishap to round out the top five.

48th Western World Championships Friday Night Results – USA Raceway:

USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars:

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-15.446; 2. Bryan Clauson, 63, Dooling/Hayward-15.627; 3. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-15.691; 4. Kevin Thomas Jr., 17RW, Dutcher-15.715; 5. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips/Curb-Agajanian-15.717; 6. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-15.719; 7. Tracy Hines, 4X, Hines-15.802; 8. Jerry Coons Jr., 20, Nolen-15.835; 9. Matt Rossi, 02, Rossi-15.836; 10. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-15.854; 11. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-15.878; 12. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-15.968; 13. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-15.993; 14. Josh Hodges, 74X, Hodges-15.996; 15. Justin Grant, 5, Baldwin-16.003; 16. Chris Windom, 21X, Pollock-16.025; 17. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-16.026; 18. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.044; 19. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-16.059; 20. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-16.085; 21. Brady Short, 19, Underwood-16.109; 22. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-16.141; 23. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.167; 24. Thomas Meseraull, 66, Amati-16.178; 25. Jon Stanbrough, 81, Stanbrough-16.191; 26. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Bowman-16.197; 27. Casey Shuman, 42, Cheney-16.197; 28. Logan Williams, 5X, Jory-16.206; 29. Chad Boespflug, 04G, Cook-16.334; 30. Brody Roa, 48, Leonard-16.476; 31. Colby Copeland, 74, Williams-16.588; 32. Nick Parker, 94, Morales-16.761; 33. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-17.252;

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. Darland, 3. Rossi, 4. Stockon, 5. Short, 6. C.Williams, 7. Faria, 8. Roa. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Vander Weerd, 2. Swanson, 3. Bacon, 4. Clauson, 5. Spencer, 6. Copeland, 7. Hodges, 8. Shuman, NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. A.Williams, 2. Leary, 3. Gardner, 4. Hines, 5. Grant, 6. Farney, 7. L.Williams, 8. Parker. NT

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Ballou, 2. Windom, 3. Johnson, 4. Stanbrough, 5. Boespflug, 6. Thomas, 7. Coons, 8. Bell. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Farney, 3. Coons, 4. Spencer, 5. Grant, 6. Boespflug, 7. Faria, 8. L.Williams, 9. Roa, 10. Short, 11. Copeland, 12. Parker, 13. C.Williams, 14. Bell. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Brady Bacon, 2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Tracy Hines, 4. Robert Ballou, 5. Kevin Thomas Jr., 6. Dave Darland, 7. Chase Stockon, 8. Jerry Coons Jr., 9. Aaron Farney, 10. Damion Gardner, 11. Chris Windom, 12. Richard Vander Weerd, 13. Matt Rossi, 14. C.J. Leary, 15. Mike Spencer, 16. R.J. Johnson, 17. Justin Grant, 18. Jon Stanbrough, 19. Thomas Meseraull, 20. Jake Swanson, 21. Chad Boespflug, 22. Logan Williams, 23. Austin Williams, 24. Cody Williams, 25. Ryan Bernal. NT

**Hodges and Shuman flipped during the second heat. C.Williams flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-9 Rossi, Lap 10 Hines, Laps 11-16 Rossi, Laps 17-30 Bacon.

USAC Southwest vs. West Coast 360 Sprint Cars:

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Josh Hodges (‪#‎74X Hodges), 2. Dennis Gile (#13 Gile), 3. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 4. R.J. Johnson (‪#‎77M Michael), 5. D.J. Johnson (#33 Johnson), 6. Brady Bacon (‪#‎73X Ford), 7. Gary Taylor (#14 Burkhart/White), 8. Chris Windom (‪#‎22B Weber), 9. Kevin Thomas Jr. (‪#‎17RW Dutcher). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Trey Marcham (#73 Ford), 3. Larry Gibson (‪#‎2X Gibson), 4. Bryan Clauson (‪#‎16B Martin), 5. Jeff Sibley (‪#‎42N Sibley), 6. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 7. Terry Schank Jr. (#1 Gleeson), 8. Matt Lundy (#98 Lundy), 9. Rick Ziehl (‪#‎20Z Ziehl). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Justin Grant (#5 Baldwin), 2. Tristan Guardino (#80 Watt), 3. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 4. Danny Faria Jr. (‪#‎17V Bowman), 5. Brian Hosford (‪#‎32B Weber), 6. Jace Vander Weerd (#88 Vander Weerd), 7. Tye Mihocko (‪#‎5X Mihocko), 8. Jordan Stetson (‪#‎8AZ Stetson). NT

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 2. Brody Roa (‪#‎91R BR), 3. Stevie Sussex (‪#‎21AZ Burkhart), 4. C.J. Leary (#30 Leary), 5. Ronnie Clark (#6 Clark), 6. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 7. Kyle Smith (#55 Smith), 8. Mike Martin (#16 Martin). NT

FIRST SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. D.J.Johnson, 3. Windom, 4. Faria, 5. Taylor, 6. Sibley, 7. Smith, 8. Stetson. NT

SECOND SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Vander Weerd, 2. Clark, 3. Aiuto, 4. Hosford, 5. Mihocko, 6. Ziehl, 7. Schank, 8. Lundy. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Josh Hodges, 2. R.J. Johnson, 3. Andy Reinbold, 4. Brody Roa, 5. Bryan Clauson, 6. Brady Bacon, 7. Charles Davis Jr., 8. Chris Bonneau, 9. Ronnie Clark, 10. Trey Marcham, 11. Chris Windom, 12. Dennis Gile, 13. C.J. Leary, 14. Justin Grant, 15. Stevie Sussex, 16. Tristan Guardino, 17. Matt Rossi, 18. D.J. Johnson, 19. Jace Vander Weerd, 20. Larry Gibson, 21. Nick Aiuto, 22. Josh Shipley. NT

**Shipley, Aiuto, D.J. Johnson, and Guardino flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Hodges

 

 

AHG Sprintcar Series    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2015

BRAD Maiolo’s name has been added to an illustrious list after he won the 34th Annual Scardifields Smash Repairs King of Wings at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

Not only did his win cement his name in the history books but it was also part of another LJM Racing 1-2 finish after big brother Jamie was second, reversing the result from the previous round at Quit Bunbury Speedway the week prior.

Ben Ellement was third for his third podium finish from four rounds in the 2015-16 AHG Sprintcar Series.

The 40-lap feature race was highlighted with a midrace infield pitstop that was called on lap 18 after Jake Beard-Miller slammed into the pits bend fence hard when eyeing off a top five result.

Drivers and crews knew the pit window would be open sometime between laps 15 and 25 and once officials were able to get Beard-Miller out of the car and clear the debris, the pitstop was called.

Going into the break Jamie was leading from Brad with Ken Sartori just ahead of Kendrick and Ellement.

A handful of drivers didn’t even make it to this point.

On the first start Andrew Priolo ran high and then cut down low in front of a bunch of cars that took evasive action that ultimately saw them tangle and be out of the contest, including Taylor Milling, Troy Lawson, Carl Dowling and Kye Scroop.

Priolo managed to get a restart but officials sent him to the rear as he was deemed to be cause.

Kendrick, who started from P2, was the early leader but was then passed by both the Maiolos with Jamie stretching the legs on the #99 machine.

After the pit stop the crew on the Luke Dillon machine were not able to get the car ready in time and he was forced to drop out of his mid-pack start and to go the rear, but in the end it didn’t matter as the car failed to start.

In the final section most of the cars were running mid to low track in the first turns and up high near the fence in pits bend.

Brad Maiolo was working the high line better than most and clawed the gap to Jamie before striking with about seven laps to go.

After the siblings argued the spot for a lap it was Brad who had the better car set-up and went on to take the win.

David Priolo (from P8) finished fifth, ahead of Shaun Bradford (from P6), Daryl Clayden (a great recovery after starting P15), Callum Williamson (who started P13 and moved up five spots), Lee Nash (from P10) and Jason Pryde (who started 18th and completed the top 10).

Results: Qualifying: Brad Maiolo 13.990, Jason Kendrick 14.261, Jake Beard-Miller 14.364, David Priolo 14.376, Ben Ellement 14.429, Lee Nash 14.448, Ken Sartori 14.457, Jamie Maiolo 14.447, Kye Scroop 14.479, Taylor Milling 14.517, Shaun Bradford 14.523, Luke Dillon 14.534, Ryan Farrell 14.600, Daryl Clayden 14.677, Troy Lawson 14.690, Callum Williamson 14.728, Andrew Priolo 14.794, Scott Chatwin 14.909, James Inglis 14.947, Ryan Lancaster 14.966, Jason Pryde 15.049, Robert Watson 15.053, Carl Dowling 15.102, Mitchell Wormall 15.600, Jason Boland 15.786.

Heat 1: 1st Luke Dillon, 2nd Ken Sartori, 3rd Lee Nash, 4th Bradley Maiolo, 5th Mitchell Wormall, 6th James Inglis, 7th Scott Chatwin, 8th Jason Boland. DNF: Ryan Farrell.

Heat 2: 1st Daryl Clayden, 2nd Jamie Maiolo, 3rd Shaun Bradford, 4th Jason Kendrick, 5th Ben Ellement, 6th Andrew Priolo, 7th Carl Dowling. DNF: Ryan Lancaster.

Heat 3: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd Troy Lawson. 3rd Jake Beard-Miller, 4th David Priolo, 5th Robert Watson junior, 6th Jason Pryde, 7th Kye Scroop. DNF: Taylor Milling.

A Dash: 1st Bradley Maiolo, 2nd Ken Sartori, 3rd Ben Ellement 4th Jake Beard-Miller, 5th Shaun Bradford, 6th Robert Watson junior, 7th Callum Williamson, 8th Daryl Clayden, 9th James Inglis.

B Dash: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Jamie Maiolo, 3rd Luke Dillon, 4th David Priolo, 5th Lee Nash, 6th Andrew Priolo, 7th Troy Lawson, 8th Mitchell Wormall, 9th Jason Pryde.

Midpack Madness: 1st Kye Scroop, 2nd Carl Dowling, 3rd Taylor Milling, 4th Jason Boland, 5th Scott Chatwin.

Feature race: 1st Brad Maiolo, 2nd Jamie Maiolo 3rd Ben Ellement, 4th Jason Kendrick, 5th David Priolo, 6th Shaun Bradford, 7th Daryl Clayden, 8th Callum Williamson, 9th Lee Nash, 10th Jason Pryde, 11th Andrew Priolo, 12th Mitchell Wormall, 13th Jason Boland, 14th Scott Chatwin.

Round 5 of the AHG Sprintcar Series will be held at Quit Bunbury Speedway on Saturday, November 28.

 

 

Ballou & Grant Snare Western World Opening Night Wins

Lonnie Wheatley, TUCSON, Ariz. (November 19, 2015) – Robert Ballou and Justin Grant reigned victorious after a pair of superb USAC Sprint Car features that put the wraps on Thursday night’s opening leg of the 48th Western World Championships at USA Raceway.

While Ballou pounced on some late-race misfortune for Jerry Coons, Jr., to capture his 18th overall of win of the year in the 30-lap USAC National vs. USAC/CRA feature, Grant took command in the late going as well to take top honors in a frenzied 30-lap USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car main event.

A total of 69 Sprint Cars filled the pit area with 34 competing in the USAC 410-ci ranks and 35 in the 360-ci division with 11 different drivers pulling double duty by competing in both divisions.

USAC National vs. USAC/CRA

Robert Ballou moved one step closer to his first USAC National Sprint Car championship by leading the final half-dozen circuits to pick off his 13th series win of the year aboard the Don Ott-powered Blakesley Auto No. 12 Maxim.

But after a rousing charge from the 14th starting position all the way up to fourth in just three laps and then a move on the fence around Damion Gardner and Bryan Clauson to move up to second on the fifth round, getting that final position proved to be a challenge.

“We knew where we were going, we were going to be up top,” Ballou said afterward. “We were a little too free, I biked it and almost dumped it getting into one there one time.”

By the time Ballou got to second, third-starter Jerry Coons, Jr., had already opened up a half straightaway advantage. Ballou nibbled away at the real estate separating the duo and was poised to challenge as traffic into play on the tenth round, only to have the caution fly for Chris Windom’s tango with the backstretch wall.

Back under way, Ballou biked it big-time getting into turn one on the 14th lap, losing several car-lengths. Traffic came into play soon after with Ballou chasing Tucson native Coons, Jr., as Brady Bacon joined in the lead mix as well.

Coons kept Ballou at bay and had just one more car directly in front of him when he drifted just inches too high exiting turn two on the 26th lap. Coons grazed the wall, danced on the nose for several moments and then went for a hard ride that he was able to walk away from.

Reverting back to the last completed lap, Ballou assumed command on the restart and checked out in the final six-lap dash to the stripe.

“Jerry’s car was probably just as good as ours, he was going to have to make a mistake for me to get by,” Ballou commented.

Bacon crossed the stripe second in the Hoffman Racing No. 69 with Bryan Clauson holding off Thomas Meseraull over the closing circuits to claim the show position. Damion Gardner rounded out the top five after leading the opening circuit with 13th-starter Dave Darland, Kevin Thomas, Jr., 16th-starter Ryan Bernal, Richard Vander Weerd and Tracy Hines completing the top ten.

The first car out for qualifying, Hines sliced nearly a full second off of Bud Kaeding’s track record of 16.281 seconds with a lap of 15.294 seconds before Bacon ultimately set the new standard of 15.275 seconds.

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast

Stevie Sussex, Gary Taylor and Nick Aiuto all had their moments where they looked to be the car to beat in Thursday’s 30-lap USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car feature event atop the 3/8-mile USA Raceway clay oval.

But it was Ione, CA, native Justin Grant taking command in the late going and pacing the final 10 rounds to post the win aboard the Baldwin Brothers No. 5 entry.

“If I could have put more than ten laps together at some point in the race, it probably wouldn’t have been exciting as it was,” Grant said in victory lane.

After starting third, Grant spent much of the race dicing with Taylor for second. It was a battle for a distant second in the early going, as front row outside starter Sussex gunned into the lead and held a straightaway lead within a handful of laps.

With Taylor still fending off Grant for second, a full half-lap lead for Sussex was erased when Brian Hosford came to a stop with 11 laps in the books.

More than that vanished for Sussex though, as he slowed a lap later and pulled to the infield where he became a spectator for the remaining distance.

While Taylor assumed the point, Aiuto was the one on the move. Just seventh after ten laps, Aiuto was fourth after the Sussex exit and moved around Grant for second on the 17th lap before riding the fence around Taylor for the point one round later.

Aiuto’s lead was short-lived however, as he jumped the cushion in turn four the next time around and grazed the fence. While Aiuto continued on in third, Grant slid past Taylor entering turn one on the 21st lap to take command for keeps.

While Grant slipped away in the final circuits, the battle for position waged in his wake with Brady Bacon joining in on the Taylor-Aiuto fray. Bacon ultimately took third from Aiuto on the 26th round and then slid past Taylor in the final pair of corners for his first of two runner-up finishes on the night.

Taylor settled for third with Bryan Clauson racing from 13th to capture fourth. Brody Roa raced with Clauson through the field, rounding out the top five from 15th as Aiuto slipped to sixth in the closing circuits. Charles Davis, Jr., C.J. Leary, D.J. Johnson and Chris Windom completed the top ten.

48th Western World Championships Thursday Night Results – USA Raceway:

USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars:

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-15.275 (New Track Record); 2. Tracy Hines, 4X, Hines-15.294; 3. Thomas Meseraull, 66, Amati-15.386; 4. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-15.421; 5. Jerry Coons Jr., 20, Nolen-15.445; 6. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-15.492; 7. Bryan Clauson, 63, Dooling/Hayward-15.516; 8. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-15.524; 9. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-15.600; 10. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-15.617; 11. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-15.620; 12. Kevin Thomas Jr., 17RW, Dutcher-15.622; 13. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips/Curb-Agajanian-15.628; 14. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-15.650; 15. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-15.667; 16. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-15.682; 17. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-15.725; 18. Matt Rossi, 02, Rossi-15.762; 19. Brady Short, 19, Underwood-15.770; 20. Josh Hodges, 74X, Hodges-15.797; 21. Jon Stanbrough, 81, Stanbrough-15.823; 22. Justin Grant, 5, Baldwin-15.828; 23. Brody Roa, 48, Leonard-15.833; 24. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-15.857; 25. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Faria-15.942; 26. Chris Windom, 21X, Pollock-15.999; 27. Chad Boespflug, 04G, Cook-16.007; 28. Casey Shuman, 42, Cheney-16.015; 29. Colby Copeland, 74, Williams-16.023; 30. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-16.041; 31. Nick Parker, 94, Morales-16.144; 32. Logan Williams, 5X, Jory-16.164; 33. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-16.408; 34. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-17.002;

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Stanbrough, 2. Darland, 3. Bacon, 4. Coons, 5. Vander Weerd, 6. Copeland, 7. Faria, 8. Swanson, 9. A.Williams. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Ballou, 2. Hines, 3. Rossi, 4. Spencer, 5. Grant, 6. Windom, 7. Johnson, 8. C,Williams, 9. Bell. NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Clauson, 2. Meseraull, 3. Leary, 4. Roa, 5. Boespflug, 6. Parker, 7. Stockon, 8. Short. NT

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Hodges, 2. Bernal, 3. Thomas, 4. Gardner, 5. Farney, 6. Shuman, 7. Martin, 8. L.Williams. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Johnson, 2. Farney, 3. Vander Weerd, 4. Windom, 5. Faria, 6. Stockon, 7. Swanson, 8. Shuman, 9. Martin, 10. Parker, 11. A.Williams, 12. C.Williams, 13. L.Williams, 14. Bell, 15. Copeland, 16. Boespflug, 17. Short. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Robert Ballou, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Bryan Clauson, 4. Thomas Meseraull, 5. Damion Gardner, 6. Dave Darland, 7. Kevin Thomas Jr., 8. Ryan Bernal, 9. Richard Vander Weerd, 10. Tracy Hines, 11. C.J. Leary, 12. Josh Hodges, 13. Danny Faria Jr., 14. Brody Roa, 15. R.J. Johnson, 16. Matt Rossi, 17. Aaron Farney, 18. Jon Stanbrough, 19. Jake Swanson, 20. Cody Williams, 21. Mike Spencer, 22. Jerry Coons Jr., 23. Chase Stockon, 24. Chris Windom. NT

**Copeland flipped during semi. Coons flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2 Gardner, Laps 3-24 Coons, Laps 25-30 Ballou.

USAC Southwest vs. West Coast 360 Sprint Cars:

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Brian Hosford (‪#‎32B Weber), 2. C.J. Leary (#30 Leary), 3. D.J. Johnson (#33 Johnson), 4. Rick Ziehl (‪#‎20Z Ziehl), 5. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 6. Matt Lundy (#98 Lundy), 7. Kevin Thomas Jr. (‪#‎17RW Dutcher), 8. Trey Marcham (#73 Ford), 9. Jace Vander Weerd (#88 Vander Weerd). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Justin Grant (#5 Baldwin), 2. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 3. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 4. Brody Roa (‪#‎91R BR), 5. Jordan Stetson (‪#‎8AZ Stetson), 6. Larry Gibson (‪#‎2X Gibson), 7. Tristan Guardino (‪#‎15T Guardino), 8. Danny Faria Jr. (‪#‎17V Bowman). 9. Josh Hodges (‪#‎74X Hodges), NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Stevie Sussex (‪#‎21AZ Burkhart), 2. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 3. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 4. Bryan Clauson (‪#‎16B Martin), 5. R.J. Johnson (‪#‎77M Michael), 6. Dennis Gile (#13 Gile), 7. Ronnie Clark (#6 Clark), 8. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 9. Tye Mihocko (‪#‎5X Mihocko). NT

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Gary Taylor (#14 Burkhart/White), 2. Chris Windom (‪#‎22B Weber), 3. Brady Bacon (‪#‎73X Ford), 4. Kyle Smith (#55 Smith), 5. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 6. Chad Boespflug (#12 Allen), 7. Terry Schank Jr. (#1 Gleeson), 8. Jeff Sibley (‪#‎42n Sibley). NT

FIRST SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Johnson, 2. Boespflug, 3. Faria, 4. Clark, 5. Sibley, 6. Smith, 7. Mihocko, 8. C. Bonneau, 9. Guardino (Watt #80). NT

SECOND SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Martin, 2. Schank, 3. Marcham, 4. Hodges, 5. Vander Weerd, 6. Gile, 7. Stetson, 8. Lundy, 9. Thomas. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Justin Grant, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Gary Taylor, 4. Bryan Clauson, 5. Brody Roa, 6. Nick Aiuto, 7. Charles Davis Jr., 8. C.J. Leary, 9. D.J. Johnson, 10. Chris Windom, 11. R.J. Johnson, 12. Danny Faria Jr., 13. Rick Ziehl, 14. Matt Rossi, 15. Trey Marcham, 16. Chad Boespflug, 17. Mike Martin, 18. Terry Schank Jr., 19. Stevie Sussex, 20. Brian Hosford, 21. Andy Reinbold, 22. Josh Shipley. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-12 Sussex, Laps 13-17 Taylor, Lap 18 Aiuto, Laps 19-20 Taylor, Laps 21-30 Grant.

 

 

Smooch smokes them on lap 29 to get his first All Star win

The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series headed to Heartland Raceway for Round 2 of the 2015/2016 series last night with Brenten Farrer in the Frijtek V34 snatching the lead in the dying stages of a thrilling race. Dion Bellman’s Hickman’s Tree Maintenance V40 lead for 29 of the 30 laps only to have lap traffic come into play; with Bellman running the low line and Farrer running high, Bellman was baulked by lap traffic allowing Farrer to swoop around them and lock in his first All Star feature win. Bellman brought the V40 home in 2nd with Chris Solomon’s SG V83 completing the podium. Farrer was elated with the win and payed homage to his family, crew and sponsors who worked hard during the off season to get the car ready.

The battle for the minors had also come into play in the dying stages of the race with Paul Solomon’s SG7 slipping back into 4th. Corey Lincoln has been one of the young guns on the charge each time he has hit the track and was hyped for the Series to start. Unfortunately whilst running in 5th he was forced infield with engine gremlins, not the way the V8 family owned Eagle wanted to start the season off but allowing Farmer Phil Lock to secure 5th place. Regular 410 runner Eddie Lumbar was up into 6th after starting back in the field due to not being able to Time trial earlier in the night and no doubt a few more laps would have helped.

Team Bartlett had some work to do after Bogucki bought on the reds in Heat 3. Managing to repair the car in time for the main Bogucki bought the ailing car home in 10th place and lock in vital points for the series.

Taking out the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award was Dion Bellman with a 14.969. A rewarding result for team owner Darren Hickman after leasing an engine from Maxwill Engines after destroying theirs last weekend.

A Main results: 1st V34 Brenten Farrer, 2nd V40 Dion Bellman, 3rd V83 Phil Lock, 4th 7 Paul Solomon, 5th V4 Phil Lock, 6th N36 Eddie Lumbar, 7th V23 Jimmy Gardiner, 8th S5 Trigga Gates 9th S18 Jed Bell, 10th SA75 Scott Bogucki, 11th V8 Corey Lincoln-DNF, 12th A82 Justin Morris, 13th S16 Jack Gartner-DNF, 14th Michael Holt- DNF, 15th V59 James Hanley.

Heat winners: V34 Brenten Farrer, V23 Jimmy Gardiner,S75 Scott Bogucki, V40 Dion Bellman

Contingency Winners IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Trigga Gates - $100 cash Red Ed Sheds Lucky 7’s – Jimmy Gardiner – drum of methanol Lucas Oil Hard Charger – Eddie Lumbar – Show bag of Lucas Oil products Fire Service Plus Hot Arse Award – Darryl Guerin– Fire Extinguisher Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – Dion Bellman – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine Hoosier Hero A Main – Brenten Farrer – WAV right rear tire Bar Up Bull Bars 8- Trigga Gates – set seat belts Modern Stainless Steel Nice Guy Award – Justin Morris – stainless steel front Nerf bar Hickman’s Tree Maintenance Random Draw – Paul Solomon - $200 cash

 

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2015

JAMIE Maiolo has claimed two wins from three races in the 2015-16 AHG Sprintcar Series and is looming as a major chance to win another championship.

It might be early days but Maiolo appears to have his mojo back in the LJM Racing #99 and on Saturday night won the 30-lap feature race at Quit Bunbury Speedway from younger brother Bradley and Jason Kendrick.

Maiolo started from P3 for the main event that was the first round of the Southern Thunder series on the re-shaped Bunbury surface and ran in fourth for much of the journey until leader Shaun Bradford spun in the first turns with seven laps remaining.

Second-placed Luke Dillon and third-placed Ryan Farrell were the innocent victims in the incident and both spun.

After Bradford’s car was dragged to the infield the other two cars managed to get a restart from the back of the pack.

Maiolo inherited the lead and powered away in the dash to the line for an LJM Racing 1-2.

It was the third meeting in a row that an LJM car has been on the podium with Jamie claiming round one at the Motorplex and Brad finishing second at the Motorplex last week.

Dillon, who started on pole with Bradford, was the early leader and was into lapped traffic after just three laps.

Farrell, who started from P6, looked strong early and powered the Keen Motorsport #90 into third over Jamie Maiolo just five laps in.

Bradford had an out-of-sorts front wing that would have made the car a handful to drive but he pushed on and on lap 12 he had closed the gap on Dillon before taking the lead in a brilliant dive under the leader four laps later.

Bradford, who won at the Motorplex last week, pulled away but still appeared to struggle with handling in the #57 machine and eventually spun out with seven laps remaining to end his night.

Kendrick went wide on the restart and dropped from second to third but he managed to hold on for his first finish of the season after two DNFs.

Earlier in the night Dillon won two heat races with Jamie Maiolo and Farrell each taking a win.

Lee Nash finished fourth after starting from P8, Kye Scroop was fifth (after starting P9), with Daryl Clayden (from P11), Dillon (from pole), Farrell (from P6), Darren Mewett (from P13) and Jacob Lucas (from P15) rounding out the top 10.

Ben Ellement, who had a pair of thirds in the opening feature races, was one of five drivers to post a DNF.

Round four of the AHG Sprintcar Series will be held at the Perth Motorplex next Saturday night with the feature race being the Annual Scardifields Smash Repairs King of Wings over 40 laps.

AHG Sprintcar Series rd 3 – Quit Bunbury Speedway: 1st Jamie Maiolo, 2nd Brad Maiolo, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Lee Nash, 5th Kye Scroop-, 6th Daryl Clayden, 7th Luke Dillion, 8th Ryan Farrell, 9th Darren Mewett, 10th Jacob Lucas, 11th Scott Chatwin, 12th Mitchell Wormall. DNF: Shaun Bradford, Ryan Lancaster, Ben Ellement, Sean Zemunik and Brodie Minchin.

 

 

LINES MASTERS SPEEDWAY CITY

By Phil Michell Motorsport Media

After two previous runner-up results in the event Steven Lines totally dominated the field to win the 30th Anniversary Oxford Insurance Brokers Australian Sprintcar Masters at Speedway City. Early in the night Lines sent out an ominous warning to his rivals as he set the quickest time during Time Trials before winning the CBS Bins Pole Shuffle. As a result Lines started the 35 Lap A-Main from the pole and he led from start to finish to claim the $10,000 winners cheque ahead of former race winner Matt Egel and Daniel Pestka.

“It is great to finally win this race. I have been after this win for a few years now so it feels pretty good to be standing here. I really have got to thank my guys who worked so hard during the week putting a new car together after the mistake I made last weekend. I must thank all of my sponsors and Wendy for putting on such a good race” added Lines as he accepted his trophy.

In what can only be described as a dominant display Line actually lapped the field up to position 7 and if it wasn’t for Aidan Hall, who bought out the red light with six laps to go, Lines would have won the race by over half a lap. Fourth place went to Steven Caruso with Jamie Cobby eventually getting the better of Brock Hallett in what was a great battle. Luke Bowey was the last of the drivers on the lead lap with Mark Caruso, Ricky Maiolo, Keke Falland and Ryan Jones the only other finishers.

The opening two laps of the feature race proved to be tough for two of the major contenders with Ryan Jones being sent to rear after an opening lap spin, that resulted in front wing damage, and Brad Keller who rode out a big bicycle in turn two before slamming the wall ending his race.

The heat winners on the night were Daniel Pestka, Matt Egel, Steven Caruso, Hayden Pitt, Brock Hallett and Ricky Maiolo.

In the support events Matthew Kennedy claimed his first ever Wingless Sprints A-Main event, Ryan Alexander reset the 15 Lap Track Record as he won Round 5 of the JD Couriers Super Sedan Series and Darren Flatman easily claimed the Street Stock Feature.

The next event at Speedway City will be this Saturday Night (November 14) with a Night of Total Destruction with Late Models, AMCA Nationals, Junior Sedans and Street Stocks along with a host of novelty events including Fireworks, a Laguna Loans 4 Cylinder Demo Derby, Wingfield Wreckers Steel Wall Car Stunt, Car Dominos and a Flaming Inferno.

 

 

“Schutte tops BCRA Stockton field”

By Bryan Gapinski Stockton, CA, Nov. 6---Alex Schutte won the 25-lap BCRA Midget Series Feature, Friday Night at the Stockton Dirt Track. The victory was the second career feature victory at the 3/8-mile clay oval for the Redding, California driver. On the pace laps lining up for the feature front row starters Britton Bock and series points leader Frankie Guerinni III each suffered mechanical problems forcing them to retire from the event before the start. Jonathan Henry and Nate Wait tangled entering Turn 2 battling for the lead on the opening lap, with both cars flipping. One lap later Rick Holbrook flipped escaping injury. Schutte and Michael Faccinto pulled away from the field and waged a torrid battle for the lead, with Schutte each lap holding off Faccinto’s challenges for the lead. Faccinto retired with a broken power steering line on the tenth circuit, leaving Schutte with a sizeable lead over second place Geoff Ensign. Schutte driving the Carl Schutte owned Spike/Esslinger No. 28 finished a half-lap ahead of Ensign, Dan Parker making his first start of the season finished third. Sparky Howard and Bobby Wilson Jr. completed the top five. Earlier in the evening Faccinto lowered the one-lap track record in qualifying to 16.055 seconds. In qualifying Sean Dodenhoff escaped injury in a wild series of flips after recording third fastest time. Two events remain for BCRA Saturday Nov. 14 at the New Stockton 99 Speedway, and Friday Nov. 20 at Madera Speedway, both events will be doubleheaders with the King of the Wings Super Sprint Car Series.

 

 

VOGELS IMPRESSES AS VEAL MARCHES ON

Veteran Simpson racer and five time Eureka Garages and Sheds Sprintcar Series Champion was able to do something to Jamie Veal last night, that very few have been able to do in recent times at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool.

The laconic Vogels, snatched the feature race lead from Veal on lap 17 of the 30 lap final to the Opening Night of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship Victoria as presented by Go Traffic, only for Veal to restore order three laps later – from there it was all Jamie Veal.

Despite Veal’s dominance, leading 27 of the 30 laps, Vogels was like a dog with a bone on a track that certainly suited the driver of the Mainline Dynalog Dynamometers V70, as he snapped at the heels of the classy Veal.

While the two pace setters went about their titanic struggle at the front of the field, a battle royal was being waged between the likes of Shaun Dobson, Sydney Sider Toby Bell-Bowen aboard the Hog’s Breath Café N7, Aussie Champ David Murcott and Grant Anderson, with Dobson eventually being able to claim a top three position and a coveted qualification for the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship Chase as well as a very healthy bounty of points in both the Eureka Garages and Sheds Sprintcar Series and the Parr Motorsports USC Victoria Track Premiership.

Bell-Bowen narrowly missed claiming a spot in the Chase; finishing fourth in what was an impressive night for this young talent, while Murcott and Anderson battled all the way to the chequered flag and beyond! With Murcott eventually claiming fifth with Anderson in sixth in what were both very promising performances ahead of the major meetings to be held at Sungold Stadium later in the season.

Rounding out the top ten were Brett Milburn (7th), Luke Walker (8th after transferring from the B-Main), Jye O’Keeffe (9th) and Darren Mollenoyux (10th).

Adam King was next best in 11th and was followed home by Rod Matthews, Dennis Jones, Tasmania’s Tim Hutchins and Jeremy Cross.

Corey McCullagh was credited with 16th after being forced out of the race on in the early going with Craig Vanderstelt also experiencing some early race issues while Tim Rankin was unable to take his start after a crash earlier in the night.

Tim Hutchins won the last chance B-Main while earlier Eddie Lumbar took out the C-Main.

Heat winners on the night were John Vogels, Jamie Veal, Shaun Dobson, Grant Anderson, Jye O’Keeffe, Andy Caruana, Eddie Lumbar, Michael Tancredi, Jeremy Cross and James Gardiner.

With qualifying conducted in heat group fashion, the five quick timers on the night were John Vogels (Group 1), Jamie Veal (Group 2), Tim Rankin (Group 3), Jordyn Charge (Group 4) and James McFadden (Group 5).

It was also worth noting that Charge’s exemplary qualifying effort came in his opening laps around the famed Premier Speedway circuit, highlight what a talent this 16 year old is.

James McFadden’s night was again marred by engine woes, with the NQ25 team being unable to complete his opening heat, thus ending a night that promised so much for the two time Australian Champion.

Victoria’s Peter Milnes was able to walk away from a spectacular race incident after contact with a couple of cars at the commencement of heat 6, Milnes was another to fall spectacularly from the program having also qualified strongly during time trials.

A full update on series points for both the USC Victoria and the Eureka Garages and Sheds Sprintcar Series will be available in the coming days.

The Opening round of the Alfie’s Excavations Wingless Sprint Super Series also produced some great racing with the 20 laps final bing completed without a stoppage in a race time of 4:40.75.

The eventual winner David Cook can now claim feature race wins at Sungold Stadium in not only a Wingless Sprint but also a 360 Sprintcar and a Super Rod, highlighting his ability behind the wheel.

Cook proved to be too strong for second place finisher Glenn Watts who won a titanic struggle for second with Luke Weel and fourth placed James Wren.

The top ten was made up of Andy Hibbert (5th), Adrian Densley (6th), Dayn Bentvelzen (7th), Travis Millar (8th), Alex Thomson (9th) and David Alford (10th).

The next event at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool will be held on Saturday November 28, 2015 when Round 2 of the USC Victoria will blast into life doubling as Round 5 of the Eureka Garages and Sheds Sprintcar Series.

The on-track action is set to kick off with a round of heats for the Formula 500’s as they battle it out for the Jack Willsher Cup from 5.00pm with the gates opening at 4.00pm.

Tickets are available at the gate or on-line via www.premierspeedway.com.au.

 

 

Moule still knows how to do it
After a 7 month wait The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series headed to Timmis Speedway for Round 1 of the 2015/2016 series last night with Tony Moule in the ACT26 Maxim taking the win. Daniel Evans brought the SA44 home in 2nd with Phil Lock completing the podium. Moule was in fine form all night taking out his 8th All Star A-Main victory in the championships 9 season history.
Defending series champion Scott Bogucki took the lead early. After setting up a half a lap lead over the field and quickly closing in on the back markers he tagged the wall coming off turn 2 forcing him to pull in after 10 laps. Jed Bell driving his family owned J&J was next in line to lead turning some consistent laps until lapped traffic started to play its part. With the battle heating up for the lead Bell seemed to find the same piece of real estate that caused Bogucki grief. Sliding up the track Bell could do nothing but watch as Moule passed him.
Brendan Guerin was in fine form all night and was fast gaining on Moule. Guerin took the lead and looked comfortable pulling away from a tiering Moule until tragedy struck as turn 2 claimed another victim with only 4 laps to go. He was able to restart and made up some spots to bring the SA86 home in 4th spot.
After struggling with mechanical issues all night forcing him to miss his heats Phil Lock was a man on a mission and rewarded the teams hard work with a 3rd place finish. Lock was covered in oil after the race and joked with All Star officials after the race wishing that he could run the heats with his car now in a very fast condition.
Dion Bellman has been a young gun on the charge each time he has hit the track and was hyped for the Series to start. Driving the Hickman Tree Maintenance V40 his night got off to a good start with a 3rd in the Oval Express Time Trials. Unfortunately whilst running in 2nd place in the opening heat race he was forced infield with engine gremlins that forced him to park up for the remainder of the night. Not the way they wanted to start the season off.
Taking out the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award and his first for the series was Brenten Farrer with a 12.440. Farrer was elated with the award and payed homage to his family and crew who worked hard during the off season to get the car ready. With a leased motor from Ken Hutchins and a brand new ART Chassis Farrer made Timmis Speedway his own in the early part of the night.
A Main results: 1st ACT26 Tony Moule, 2nd SA44 Daniel Evans, 3rd V4 Phil Lock, 4th SA86 Brendan Guerin, 5th SA5 Trigga Gates, 6th SA16 Jack Gartner, 7th SA18 Jed Bell-DNF, 8th V34 Brenten Farrer-DNF, 9th V8 Corey Lincoln-DNF 10th SA75 Scott Bogucki, 11th SA43 Shane Hendry-DNF, 12th SA96 Darryl Guerin-DNF.
Heat winners: V34 Brenten Farrer, SA86 Brendan Guerin, SA5 Trigga Gates, SA75 Scott Bogucki
Contingency Winners
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Jed Bell - $100 cash
Red Ed Sheds Lucky 7’s – Jed Bell – drum of methanol
Lucas Oil Hard Charger – Phil Lock – Show bag of Lucas Oil products
Fire Service Plus Hot Arse Award – Darryl Guerin– Fire Extinguisher
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – Brenten Farrer – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine
Hoosier Hero A Main – Tony Moule – WAV right rear tire
Bar Up Bull Bars 8- Brenten Farrer – set seat belts
Modern Stainless Steel Nice Guy Award – Jack Gartner – stainless steel front Nerf bar
Hickmans Tree Maintenance Random Draw – Trigga Gates - $200 cash

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2015

A MAGICAL WIN FOR BRADFORD

SHAUN Bradford has claimed back-to-back victories in the Magic Man sprintcar race, winning the 2015 instalment at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night from Bradley Maiolo and Ben Ellement.

Bradford started from P3 for the tribute race to the late Michael Figliomeni and alongside another former winner of the event in David Priolo.

Brothers Jamie and Brad Maiolo started from the front row in the event that was round two of the 2015-16 AHG Sprintcar Series.

Unfortunately for Jamie he dropped back a couple of spots early on and ultimately was a DNF after crashing out on lap nine.

The first major incident occurred when Luke Dillon, in his first drive for his former Diamond Bay Motorsport W26, spun in pits bend, forcing Carl Dowling, Kye Scroop and Jason Kendrick to be involved, with Kendrick then also being tagged by Jason Pryde.

Jake Beard-Miller, who started from P5 and was looking strong on the back of his podium finish in the first round of the AHG Sprintcar Series at the same venue three weeks earlier, was out after spinning on lap five after the car was damaged following contact with another only moments earlier.

He was hit by Callum Williamson and Taylor Milling with the latter tipping over.

It is understood Beard-Miller has suffered a couple of broken ribs from the incident.

The bad start to the series continued for Ryan Farrell who claimed another DNF after the W90 pulled up in pits bend and was then collected by Jamie Maiolo and David Priolo, putting all three out of the contest.

The win continued the strong run to the season for Bradford who was sixth in the season opener and then only last week won the Bonza Bradford Memorial in Pithara, a tribute race for his late father Ian who passed away 23 years ago on Saturday.

Brad Maiolo was only 2.216 seconds off the pace and this is on the back of his seventh in the first race of the season.

It was Ben Ellement’s second third placing in as many weeks and he continues to impress in his return to the sport after a two-year break.

Ken Sartori started from P9 and charged forward for fourth while team mates Daryl Clayden (from P6) and Lee Nash (from P16) were next over the line.

Ryan Lancaster started 15th and finished seventh and one of the interesting results on the night was the eighth placing to rookie James Inglis who started from P20 in his first race in the AHG Sprintcar Series.

Robert Watson junior and Jason Pryde rounded out the top 10.

The first of the four qualifying groups at the start of the night proved to be the one to be in with Priolo topping the charts with a 14.024-second lap, ahead of Dillon’s 14.103 and Lancaster’s 14.200.

Brad Maiolo won the first heat of the night (from brother Jamie), with David Priolo, Kye Scroop and Beard-Miller were the other heat winners.

Round three of the AHG Sprintcar Series will be held at Quit Bunbury Speedway next Saturday night.

RESULTS: QUALIFYING: Group 1: David Priolo 14.024, Luke Dillon 14.103, Ryan Lancaster 14.200, Ken Sartori 14.623, Taylor Milling 14.742 Aldo De Paoli 15.094. Group 2: Bradley Maiolo 14.218, Ben Ellement 14.257, Jason Kendrick 14.271, Jason Pryde 14.773, Andrew Priolo 14.865, Scott Reilly 14.987, Scott Chatwin 15.245. Group 3: Jamie Maiolo 14.339, Daryl Clayden 14.452, Robert Watson junior 14.469, Callum Williamson 14.471, Kye Scroop 14.448, Troy Lawson 14.584. Group 4: Ryan Farrell 14.306, Shaun Bradford 14.307, Jake Beard-Miller 14.319, Carl Dowling 14.446, Lee Nash 14.646, Mitchell Wormall 15.334.

Heat 1: 1st Bradley Maiolo, 2nd Jamie Maiolo, 3rd Shaun Bradford, 4th Luke Dillon, 5th Jason Kendrick, 6th Carl Dowling, 7th Ken Sartori, 8th Kye Scroop, 9th Andrew Priolo, 10th Robert Watson junior, 11th Aldo De Paoli, 12th Scott Chatwin, 13th Mitchell Wormall.

Heat 2: 1st David Priolo, 2nd Daryl Clayden, 3rd Ryan Farrell, 4th Ryan Lancaster, 5th Jake Beard-Miller, 6th Ben Ellement, 7th Callum Williamson, 8th Lee Nash, 9th James Inglis, 10th Taylor Milling, 11th Troy Lawson, 12th Jason Pryde, 13th Scott Reilly.

Heat 3: 1st Kye Scroop, 2nd Shaun Bradford, 3rd Jamie Maiolo, 4th Carl Dowling, 5th Ben Ellement, 6th Taylor Milling, 7th David Priolo, 8th Robert Watson junior, 9th Ryan Lancaster, 10th James Inglis, 11th Mitchell Wormall, 12th Jason Pryde, 13th Scott Reilly.

Heat 4: 1st Jake Beard-Miller, 2nd Ken Sartori, 3rd Callum Williamson, 4th Lee Nash, 5th Bradley Maiolo, 6th Daryl Clayden, 7th Jason Kendrick, 8th Luke Dillon, 9th Ryan Farrell, 10th Andrew Priolo, 11th Aldo De Paoli, 12th Troy Lawson. DNF: Scott Chatwin.

Feature: 1st Shaun Bradford, 2nd Brad Maiolo, 3rd Ben Ellement, 4th Ken Sartori, 5th Daryl Clayden, 6th Lee Nash, 7th Ryan Lancaster, 8th James Inglis, 9th Robert Watson, 10th Jason Pryde, 11th Andrew Priolo, 12th Troy Lawson, 13th Mitchell Wormall. DNF: Kye Scroop, Jamie Maiolo, David Priolo, Ryan Farrell, Aldo De Paoli, Taylor Milling, Callum Williamson, Jake Beard-Miller, Carl Dowling, Luke Dillon, Jason Kendrick. DNS: Scott Reilly, Scott Chatwin.

THE POOL SHOP GROUP SPEEDCARS

NEVILLE Lance has not enjoyed much success since he won the Australian Speedcar Championship here at the Perth Motorplex a few seasons back but he bounced back in a big way by winning the Magic Man feature on Saturday night.

Lance started from P13 for the main event and pounced early on in the feature race, setting up the win in the Michael Figliomeni tribute event, crossing the line ahead of American Austin Brown and local stars Lee Redmond and Dayne Kingshott.

Earlier in the night he took a second and a win in the heats and despite the good results still had to dig deep for the final.

It was a tough night for Queenslander Troy Ware and American Darren Hagen who both started on the front row but did not progress from there.

Ware was slow to get away on the first attempt, lost a lot of valuable ground and then spun out while Hagan headed infield after only just making it out on the track after the team was forced to change the car’s ‘rear-end’.

Redmond was the early leader from Tyler Thomas, Lance (who had already made up some serious ground) and four-time Magic Man winner Davey Ray.

Thomas hit the lead after a handful of laps and opened up a gap until disaster struck on lap 10, cutting his right rear tyre and hitting the fence in turn one.

Lance continued his charge and got under Redmond on lap 11, running the lower line to perfection and getting an advantage.

Ray was in fourth but the car was struggling and after losing ground he eventually pulled infield on lap 15.

Brown took second spot on lap 16 after getting a move done on Redmond, pushed hard in the latter stages, only being 0.195 of a second behind Lance at the end of the race.

Nathan Smee started from P7 and finished fourth while Todd Waddell started P21 and finishied sixth in a strong drive.

Last year’s winner Kaiden Manders, who looked very strong in the heat races, started 17th and powered his way forward for seventh, while Ben Hall, Glen Mears and Scott Glazebrook rounded out the top 10.

Glazebrook was one of the drivers who did it the hard way, finishing fourth in the B Main and being one of six drivers transferred from that final into the back of the A Main field.

SPEEDCAR RESULTS

Qualifying: Lee Redmond 16.321, Troy Ware 16.382, Nathan Smee 16.538, Grant Draney 16.720, Davey Ray 16.802, Austin Brown 16.835, Darren Hagen 16.843, Tyler Thomas 16.874, Graham Knuckey 16.903, Travis White 16.925, Chris Griffiths 16.938, Brad Warwick 16.991, Glen Mears 17.055, David Perry 17.056, Scott Glazebrook 17.058, Alex Bright 17.082, Ryan Condren 17.083, Dayne Kingshott 17.121, Domain Ramsay 17.153, Ben Hall 17.171, Jason Bell 17.211, Phil Tremeer 17.357, Neville lance 17.363, Todd Bennett 17.416, Kaiden Manders 17.419, Paul Farrell 17.472, Matt Greenwood 17.531, Steven Henderson 17.612, Paul Robinson 17.620, Jason Tremeer 17.746, Nick Rowe 17.804, Jack Alfirevich 17.809, Todd Waddell 17.956. DNS: Joe Lostich, Ross Heywood and Chris Telenta.

Heat 1: 1st Kaiden Manders, 2nd Darren Hagan, 3rd Phil Tremeer, 4th Glen Mears, 5th Domain Ramsay, 6th Alex Bight, 7th Lee Redmond, 8th Chris Telenta, 9th Steven Henderson, 10th Grant Draney, 11th Nick Rowe, 12th Travis White.

Heat 2: 1st Ben Hall, 2nds Neville Lance 3rd Tyler Thomas, 4th Davey Ray, 5th Troy Ware, 6th Chris Griffiths, 7th Ryan Condren, 8th Paul Robinson, 9th Paul Farrell, 10th Jack Alfirevich. DNF: Ross Heywood and David Perry.

Heat 3: 1st Dayne Kingshott, 2nd Nathan Smee, 3rd Austin Brown, 4th Matt Greenwood, 5th Jason Bell, 6th Graham Knuckey, 7th Todd Waddell, 8th Todd Bennett, 9th Joe Lostitch, 10th Brad Warwick. DNF: Jason Tremewer, DNS Scott Glazebrook.

Heat 4: 1st Phil Tremeer, 2nd Ben Hall, 3rd Alex Bright, 4th Troy Ware, 5th David Perry, 6th Tyler Thomas, 7th Nick Rowe, 8th Grant Draney, 9th Paul Farrell. DNF: Travis White. DNS: Ross Heywood, Steven Henderson.

Heat 5: 1st Dayne Kingshott, 2nd Kaiden Manders, 3rd Darren Hagen, 4th Lee Redmond, 5th Austin Brown, 6th Glen Mears, 7th Todd Waddell, 8th Brad Warwick, 9th Todd Bennett, 10th Domain Ramsay DNF: Jason Tremeer and Chris Telenta.

Heat 6: 1st Neville Lance, 2nd Ryan Condren, 3rd Scott Glazebrook, 4th Jason bell, 5th Davey Ray, 6th Graham Knuckey, 7th Paul Robinson, 8th Jack Alfirevich, 9th Joe Lostitch, 10th Chris Griffiths. DNF: Nathan Smee and Matt Greenwood.

B Main: 1st Todd Bennett, 2nd Jason Bell, 3rd Todd Waddell, 4th Scott Glazebrook, 5th Domain Ramsay, 6th Paul Farrell, 7th Jason Tremeer, 8th Nick Rowe, 9th Matt Greenwood, 10th Paul Robinson, 11th Jack Alfirevich, 12th Joe Lostitch, 13th Steven Henderson, 14th David Perry. DNF: Ross Heywood. DNS: Brad Warwick, Chris Telenta and Travis White.

A Main: 1st Neville Lance, 2nd Austin Brown, 3rd Lee Redmond, 4th Dayne Kingshott, 5th Nathan Smee, 6th Todd Waddell, 7th Kaiden Manders, 8th Ben Hall, 9th Glen Mears, 10th Scott Glazebrook, 11th Alex Bright, 12th Phil Tremeer, 13th Domain Ramsay, 14th Jason Bell, 15th Graham Knuckey.

DNF: Davey Ray, Tyler Thomas, Troy Ware, Paul Farrell, Darren Hagen, Ryan Condren, Todd Bennett. DNS: Grant Draney and Chris Griffiths. WORMALL CIVIL SPRINTCARS

SHAUN Bradford has claimed back-to-back victories in the Magic Man sprintcar race, winning the 2015 instalment at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night from Bradley Maiolo and Ben Ellement.

Bradford started from P3 for the tribute race to the late Michael Figliomeni and alongside another former winner of the event in David Priolo.

Brothers Jamie and Brad Maiolo started from the front row in the event that was round two of the Wormall Civil Sprintcar track championship.

Unfortunately for Jamie he dropped back a couple of spots early on and ultimately was a DNF after crashing out on lap nine.

The first major incident occurred when Luke Dillon, in his first drive for his former Diamond Bay Motorsport W26, spun in pits bend, forcing Carl Dowling, Kye Scroop and Jason Kendrick to be involved, with Kendrick then also being tagged by Jason Pryde.

Jake Beard-Miller, who started from P5 and was looking strong on the back of his podium finish in the first round of the AHG Sprintcar Series at the same venue three weeks earlier, was out after spinning on lap five after the car was damaged following contact with another only moments earlier.

He was hit by Callum Williamson and Taylor Milling with the latter tipping over.

It is understood Beard-Miller has suffered a couple of broken ribs from the incident.

The bad start to the series continued for Ryan Farrell who claimed another DNF after the W90 pulled up in pits bend and was then collected by Jamie Maiolo and David Priolo, putting all three out of the contest.

The win continued the strong run to the season for Bradford who was sixth in the season opener and then only last week won the Bonza Bradford Memorial in Pithara, a tribute race for his late father Ian who passed away 23 years ago on Saturday.

Brad Maiolo was only 2.216 seconds off the pace and this is on the back of his seventh in the first race of the season.

It was Ben Ellement’s second third placing in as many weeks and he continues to impress in his return to the sport after a two-year break.

Ken Sartori started from P9 and charged forward for fourth while team mates Daryl Clayden (from P6) and Lee Nash (from P16) were next over the line.

Ryan Lancaster started 15th and finished seventh and one of the interesting results on the night was the eighth placing to rookie James Inglis who started from P20 in his first race in the AHG Sprintcar Series.

Robert Watson junior and Jason Pryde rounded out the top 10.

The first of the four qualifying groups at the start of the night proved to be the one to be in with Priolo topping the charts with a 14.024-second lap, ahead of Dillon’s 14.103 and Lancaster’s 14.200.

Brad Maiolo won the first heat of the night (from brother Jamie), with David Priolo, Kye Scroop and Beard-Miller were the other heat winners.

WORMALL CIVIL SPRINTCARS

RESULTS: QUALIFYING: Group 1: David Priolo 14.024, Luke Dillon 14.103, Ryan Lancaster 14.200, Ken Sartori 14.623, Taylor Milling 14.742 Aldo De Paoli 15.094. Group 2: Bradley Maiolo 14.218, Ben Ellement 14.257, Jason Kendrick 14.271, Jason Pryde 14.773, Andrew Priolo 14.865, Scott Reilly 14.987, Scott Chatwin 15.245. Group 3: Jamie Maiolo 14.339, Daryl Clayden 14.452, Robert Watson junior 14.469, Callum Williamson 14.471, Kye Scroop 14.448, Troy Lawson 14.584. Group 4: Ryan Farrell 14.306, Shaun Bradford 14.307, Jake Beard-Miller 14.319, Carl Dowling 14.446, Lee Nash 14.646, Mitchell Wormall 15.334.

Heat 1: 1st Bradley Maiolo, 2nd Jamie Maiolo, 3rd Shaun Bradford, 4th Luke Dillon, 5th Jason Kendrick, 6th Carl Dowling, 7th Ken Sartori, 8th Kye Scroop, 9th Andrew Priolo, 10th Robert Watson junior, 11th Aldo De Paoli, 12th Scott Chatwin, 13th Mitchell Wormall.

Heat 2: 1st David Priolo, 2nd Daryl Clayden, 3rd Ryan Farrell, 4th Ryan Lancaster, 5th Jake Beard-Miller, 6th Ben Ellement, 7th Callum Williamson, 8th Lee Nash, 9th James Inglis, 10th Taylor Milling, 11th Troy Lawson, 12th Jason Pryde, 13th Scott Reilly.

Heat 3: 1st Kye Scroop, 2nd Shaun Bradford, 3rd Jamie Maiolo, 4th Carl Dowling, 5th Ben Ellement, 6th Taylor Milling, 7th David Priolo, 8th Robert Watson junior, 9th Ryan Lancaster, 10th James Inglis, 11th Mitchell Wormall, 12th Jason Pryde, 13th Scott Reilly.

Heat 4: 1st Jake Beard-Miller, 2nd Ken Sartori, 3rd Callum Williamson, 4th Lee Nash, 5th Bradley Maiolo, 6th Daryl Clayden, 7th Jason Kendrick, 8th Luke Dillon, 9th Ryan Farrell, 10th Andrew Priolo, 11th Aldo De Paoli, 12th Troy Lawson. DNF: Scott Chatwin.

Feature: 1st Shaun Bradford, 2nd Brad Maiolo, 3rd Ben Ellement, 4th Ken Sartori, 5th Daryl Clayden, 6th Lee Nash, 7th Ryan Lancaster, 8th James Inglis, 9th Robert Watson, 10th Jason Pryde, 11th Andrew Priolo, 12th Troy Lawson, 13th Mitchell Wormall. DNF: Kye Scroop, Jamie Maiolo, David Priolo, Ryan Farrell, Aldo De Paoli, Taylor Milling, Callum Williamson, Jake Beard-Miller, Carl Dowling, Luke Dillon, Jason Kendrick. DNS: Scott Reilly, Scott Chatwin.

QUEST APARTMENTS ROCKINGHAM LATE MODELS

THE Oldfields are dominating the early part of the Quest Apartments Rockingham Late Model track championship with Warren Oldfield winning Saturday night’s Magic Man feature race from Jay Cardy and Jamie Oldfield.

This was on the back of the Grand Opening Showdown feature race that was won by Jamie with Warren in second place.

The brothers started on the front row, setting the scene for another epic showdown that is expected to last all-season long.

Cardy put in a strong drive to claim second after he started from P12.

In the final race the top 10 was rounded out by Marc Giancola (from P7), Kodee Brown (from P6), Lee Watt (from P8), Brent Vosbergen (from P11), Matt Goodlad (from P15), Paul Stubber (from P3) and Michael Holmes (from P9).

Brown was the winner of the first heat, with other wins going to Jamie Oldfield and Kye Blight.

Heat 1: 1st Kodee Brown, 2nd Marc Giancola, 3rd Brad Blake, 4th Ken Macpherson, 5th Paul Stubber, 6th Lee Watt, 7th Jamie Moon, 8th Morgan Melvin, 9th Dean King, 10th Brent Vosbergen, 11th Lionel Kirkby, 12th Ryan Ludlow, 13th Jayden Meckenstock.

Heat 2: 1st Jamie Oldfield, 2nd Warren Oldfield, 3rd Matt Goodlad, 4th Brent Vosbergen, 5th Michael Holmes, 6th Ken Macpherson, 7th Brad Blake, 8th Jay Cardy, 9th Marc Giancola, 10th Kodee Brown. DNF: Mark Webster, Lionel Kirkby, DNS Kye Blight.

Heat 3: 1st Kye Blight, 2nd Warren Oldfield, 3rd Paul Stubber, 4th Jamie Oldfield, 5th Lee Watt, 6th Jay Cardy, 7th Michael Holmes, 8th Dean King, 9th Jamie Moon, 10th Ryan Ludlow, 11th Jayden Meckenstock. DNS: Morgan Melvin.

Final: 1st Warren Oldfield, 2nd Jay Cardy, 3rd Jamie Oldfield, 4th Marc Giancola, 5th Kodee Brown, 6th Lee Watt, 7th Brent Vosbergen, 8th Matt Goodlad, 9th Paul Stubber, 10th Michael Holmes, 11th Kye Blight, 12th Brad Blake, 13th Jamie Moon, 14th Dean King, 15th Morgan Melvin, 16th Jayden Meckenstock, 17th Mark Webster, 18th Ryan Ludlow, 19th Ken Macpherson. DNS: Lionel Kirkby.

 

 

KT Triumphs in Friday Richard Griffin Classic Prelim

Lonnie Wheatley, LAS CRUCES, N.M. (November 6, 2015) – Kevin Thomas, Jr., broke a victory drought in impressive fashion by racing to victory lane in a wild 25-lapper that put the wraps on Friday night’s Inaugural Richard Griffin Classic preliminary action at Southern New Mexico Speedway.

“KT” took advantage of an Aaron Reutzel miscue on the second lap and led the rest of the way aboard the RW Motorsports No. 17rw to post the victory atop the 5/16-mile clay oval.

“It’s been a while, I don’t think we have won anything since July so it definitely feels good to get this one and get locked into the big money show tomorrow night,” Thomas, Jr., commented.

After Reutzel led the opening lap from the front row outside, fourth-starter Thomas, Jr., took advantage of a lap two restart when Reutzel slipped off the edge of turn two.

Once out front, Thomas, Jr., waded through a red flag after five laps for a wild Blake Hahn tumble off of turn two and then several more cautions along the way atop a slick surface that was conducive to mega-slidejobs.

“It was so slick, you had to really be careful and not blast the cushion,” Thomas, Jr., explained. “I felt like the cautions really fell about right for me, it kept me out of traffic and I could keep a rhythm out front.”

In his wake, Thursday night winner Ryan Bernal moved into second and stayed there throughout aboard the Phulps No. 56 to lock into Saturday’s $10,000-to-win finale as well.

While the lead duo were safely out front, the action behind them was wild throughout the pack in battles for position.

John Carney II ultimately rounded out the podium in third after charging from the 18th starting position.

Reutzel crossed the stripe fourth but was disqualified for not meeting minimum weight with Brady Bacon assuming the fourth position with C.J. Leary rounding out the top five after a mid-race scruffle with Reutzel.

Dave Darland, Mike Martin and Thomas, Jr., won Friday night’s heat races with R.J. Johnson, Tye Mihocko and Harli White winning the Qualifiers.

Along with Thomas, Jr., and Bernal, others locking into Saturday’s Richard Griffin Classic finale include R.J. Johnson, C.J. Leary, Shon Deskins and Brady Bacon.

Inaugural Richard Griffin Classic Friday Night Results

Southern New Mexico Speedway:

Heat Races:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 16d-Dave Darland, 2. 56-Ryan Bernal, 3. 52-Blake Hahn, 4. 22b-Chris Windom, 5. 32b-Brian Hosford, 6. 55-David Dykes, 7. 26-Randy Smith, 8. 21az-Stevie Sussex.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 16-Mike Martin, 2. 20-Shon Deskins, 3. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 4. 5-Tye Mihocko, 5. 38-Casey Shuman, 6. 17w-Harli White, 7. 7-Jesse Baker, 8. 74b-John Carney II.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 17rw-Kevin Thomas, Jr., 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 3. 73x-Brady Bacon, 4. 30-C.J. Leary, 5. 13-Dennis Gile, 6. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 7. 56w-Spencer Hill, 8. 9-Robert Herrera.

Qualifying Races – Combined Passing/Finishing Points Sets “A” Feature Lineup:

First Qualifier (8 Laps): 1. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 2. 30-C.J. Leary, 3. 17rw-Kevin Thomas, Jr., 4. 16d-Dave Darland, 5. 16-Mike Martin, 6. 55-David Dykes, 7. 7-Jesse Baker, 8. 26-Randy Smith.

Second Qualifier (8 Laps): 1. 5-Tye Mihocko, 2. 32b-Brian Hosford, 3. 73x-Brady Bacon, 4. 22b-Chris Windom, 5. 56-Ryan Bernal, 6. 20-Shon Deskins, 7. 56w-Spencer Hill. DNS: 21az-Stevie Sussex.

Third Qualifier (8 Laps): 1. 17w-Harli White, 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 3. 38-Casey Shuman, 4. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 5. 52-Blake Hahn, 6. 74b-John Carney II, 7. 9-Robert Herrera, 8. 13-Dennis Gile.

“A” Feature

A Feature (25 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 17rw-Kevin Thomas, Jr. (4), 2. 56 Ryan Bernal (6), 3. 74b-John Carney II (18), 4. 73x-Brady Bacon (11), 5. 30-C.J. Leary (5), 6. 22b-Chris Windom (9), 7. 77m-R.J. Johnson (12), 8. 17w-Harli White (15), 9. 38-Casey Shuman (14), 10. 5-Tye Mihocko (7), 11. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (3), 12. 20-Shon Deskins (13), 13. 16d-Dave Darland (1), 14. 32b-Brian Hosford (16), 15. 16-Mike Martin (8), 16. 56w-Spencer Hill (19), 17. 7-Jesse Baker (20), 18. 26-Randy Smith (21), 19. 55-David Dykes (17), 20. 9-Robert Herrera (22), 21. 52-Blake Hahn (10), 22. 87-Aaron Reutzel (2) – Disqualified for being under the minimum weight of 1,475. DNS: 13-Dennis Gile, 21az-Stevie Sussex.

Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel 1, Kevin Thomas, Jr. 2-25.

Total Points after Thursday & Friday preliminaries (Top Six in Thursday & Friday Preliminary Events lock into Saturday Feature, balance lined straight up according to points in Saturday night heat races):

1. 56-Ryan Bernal 236

2. 17rw-Kevin Thomas, Jr. 225

3. 77m-R.J. Johnson 209

4. 30-C.J. Leary 205

5. 20-Shon Deskins 204

6. 73x-Brady Bacon 198

7. 16-Mike Martin 195

8. 74b-John Carney II 192

9. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. 191

10. 16d-Dave Darland 182

11. 17w-Harli White 178

12. 38-Casey Shuman 176

13. 22b-Chris Windom 174

14. 5-Tye Mihocko 165

15. 32b-Brian Hosford 155

16. 7-Jesse Baker 148

17. 26-Randy Smith 147

18. 56w-Spencer Hill 146

19. 55-David Dykes 141

20. 52-Blake Hahn 137

21. 87-Aaron Reutzel 134

22. 13-Dennis Gile 119

23. 21az-Stevie Sussex 106

24. 9-Robert Herrera 62

25. 73-Nick Rael 57

 

 

Bernal Gets the “W” in Richard Griffin Classic Opener!

Lonnie Wheatley, LAS CRUCES, N.M. (November 5, 2015) – Ryan Bernal pounced on a late-race opportunity to take the $1,500 winner’s share in Thursday night’s Richard Griffin Classic opener atop the 5/16-mile Southern New Mexico Speedway.

The Hollister, CA, racer took advantage of lapped traffic to race around race-long leader Shon Deskins on the high side with just a handful of laps remaining to put himself in the driver’s seat for Saturday night’s $10,000-to-win share.

“Traffic definitely came into play there, I don’t that I would have had the opportunity to get by him (Deskins) otherwise,” Bernal said after picking off his tenth overall Sprint Car win of the season in the Phulps-owned Tri-L Mandarin Ranch No. 56 machine.

While Bernal worked forward from the sixth position in short order, pole starter Deskins gunned into the early lead ahead of R.J. Johnson. Bernal was third by the third round but spent much of the race dicing with Mike Martin for the position before capturing it and moving into second by the 15th round.

With lapped traffic in play, the battle for the lead intensified among the frontrunners with Bernal ultimately finding a break in traffic as Deskins got boxed in.

Following a red flag with four laps to go for a wild Spencer Hill flyer off turn four, Bernal checked out in the closing laps to secure the win with Deskins in second. Martin rounded out the podium in third with Johnson and Charles Davis, Jr., rounding out the top five.

A pair of cautions slowed the proceedings in the opening ten rounds with Dennis Gile biking it off the top of turns three and four in big fashion with Brian Hosford and Blake Hahn getting together as that caution flew. With eight laps in the books, Dave Darland came to a stop at the top of turn two. Darland rallied back to finish eighth.

Martin, Hosford and Hahn topped heat race action with Chris Windom, C.J. Leary and Deskins victorious in the qualifying races. Nick Rael’s night ended after a heat race flip in turn one while Brady Bacon rebounded from a last-lap qualifying race flip in turn three to race from 19th to ninth in the feature.

Action at Southern New Mexico Speedway’s Inaugural Richard Griffin Classic resumes on Friday night with another full card of Heat Races, Qualifying Races and Features. The top six in combined points from the two nights are locked into Saturday’s $10,000-to-win finale with the balance lined up in heat races according to points. Friday’s racing action goes green at 7:45 p.m.

Inaugural Richard Griffin Classic Thursday Night Results

Southern New Mexico Speedway:

Heat Races:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 16-Mike Martin, 2. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 3. 38-Casey Shuman, 4. 74b-John Carney II, 5. 22-Chris Windom, 6. 5-Tye Mihocko, 7. 7-Jesse Baker. DNS: 13-Dennis Gile.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 32-Brian Hosford, 2. 20-Shon Deskins, 3. 56w-Spencer Hill, 4. 56-Ryan Bernal, 5. 26-Randy Smith, 6. 73-Nick Rael, 7. 17w-Harli White. DNS: 21az-Stevie Sussex.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn, 2. 16d-Dave Darland, 3. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 4. 73x-Brady Bacon, 5. 17rw-Kevin Thomas, Jr., 6. 30-C.J. Leary, 7. 55-David Dykes, 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel.

Qualifying Races – Combined Passing/Finishing Points Sets “A” Feature Lineup:

First Qualifier (8 Laps): 1. 22-Chris Windom, 2. 17rw-Kevin Thomas, Jr., 3. 16-Mike Martin, 4. 5-Tye Mihocko, 5. 16d-Dave Darland, 6. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 7. 7-Jesse Baker, 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel.

Second Qualifier (8 Laps): 1. 30-C.J. Leary, 2. 38-Casey Shuman, 3. 32-Brian Hosford, 4. 52-Blake Hahn, 5. 74b-John Carney II, 6. 17w-Harli White, 7. 56w-Spencer Hill. DNS: 21az-Stevie Sussex.

Third Qualifier (8 Laps): 1. 20-Shon Deskins, 2. 56-Ryan Bernal, 3. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 4. 13-Dennis Gile, 5. 26-Randy Smith, 6. 55-David Dykes, 7. 73x-Brady Bacon. DNS: 73-Nick Rael.

“A” Feature

A Feature (25 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 56-Ryan Bernal (6), 2. 20-Shon Deskins (1), 3. 16-Mike Martin (3), 4. 77m-R.J. Johnson (2), 5. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (10), 6. 17rw-Kevin Thomas, Jr. (7), 7. 30-C.J. Leary (11), 8. 16d-Dave Darland (12), 9. 73x-Brady Bacon (19), 10. 74b-John Carney II (14), 11. 17w-Harli White (18), 12. 7-Jesse Baker (21), 13. 26-Randy Smith (15), 14. 38-Casey Shuman (8), 15. 55-David Dykes (20), 16. 56w-Spencer Hill (13), 17. 5-Tye Mihocko (16), 18. 87-Aaron Reutzel (22), 19. 22-Chris Windom (9), 20. 32-Brian Hosford (4), 21. 52-Blake Hahn (5), 22. 13-Dennis Gile (17). DNS: 73-Nick Rael, Stevie Sussex.

Lap Leaders: Shon Deskins 1-19, Ryan Bernal 20-25.

Points Through Thursday Night (Top Six in Thursday & Friday Preliminary Events lock into Saturday Feature):

1. 56-Ryan Bernal 121

2. 20-Shon Deskins 119

3. 16-Mike Martin 114

4. 77m-R.J. Johnson 110

5. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. 103

6. 17rw-Kevin Thomas, Jr. 102

7. 30-C.J. Leary 99

8. 16d-Dave Darland 96

9. 73x-Brady Bacon 89

10. 74b-John Carney II 88

11. 38-Casey Shuman 84

12. 17w-Harli White 82

13. 26-Randy Smith 81

14. 7-Jesse Baker 79

15. 56w-Spencer Hill 75

16. 55-David Dykes 74

17. 32-Brian Hosford 73

18. 22-Chris Windom 73

19. 5-Tye Mihocko 73

20. 52-Blake Hahn 70

21. 87-Aaron Reutzel 65

22. 13-Dennis Gile 61

23. 73-Nick Rael 57

24. 21az-Stevie Sussex 53

 

 

BRAZIER BRAINS ‘EM AGAIN

Official release: Valvoline Raceway / Ultimate Sprintcar Championship

October 31, 2015

Garry Brazier won round four of the NSW Ultimate Sprintcar Championship on October 31, making this his second USC season win in as many weeks at Valvoline Raceway.

It was also his first back-to-back victory in Sydney since 1997.

The race was memorable for many reasons but one talking point in particular was the way that the two first cars ended up after the chequered flag fell.

The Saturday night Halloween spectacular saw 63 Ultimate Sprintcars team up with the Stadium Super Trucks in front of an enormous crowd despite the constant threat of thunderstorms and the occasional shower.

Once again Warrnambool’s Jamie Veal set Quick Time in Group One Qualifying and was the fastest man on track with 12.735-second lap whilst Newcastle’s Matt Smith was the fastest in Group Two with 13.007 seconds.

Unfortunately Veal hurt his motor in the process and with his spare engine in Melbourne the team was forced to load up early and head back to Victoria before their heat race began.

Jeff Lawler won the non-qualifier’s race with Brendan Scorgie coming in second.

Danny Reidy performed double duties on the night jumping from an Ultimate Sprintcar into a Stadium Super Truck. The Queensland based Territory born Reidy won heat the first Sprintcar heat of the night with Sam Walsh and Marty Perovich finishing second and third.

Livewire Tasmanian Shaun Dobson made his first appearance in the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship finishing fourth in heat one and finishing at the back of the A main in position

Max Johnston turned his luck around from the last meeting early in the night, winning heat two off the front row with Jimmy Matchett finishing second.

Matt Dumesny won heat three off the front row with Robbie Farr and Matt Smith closely behind.

Heat four saw teenage rookie Sean Richards crash in turn four when he ‘biked it up’ on the cushion and rolled the Omron #51 before Adrian Maher won the heat with Warren Ferguson finished second and Australian champion Dave Murcott in third.

Dave Murcott also made his debut in the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship setting time of 13.010 seconds in time trials, finishing third in heat four and finally second in the feature race after leading for the majority of the 30 lap affair.

18 year old Seb Johnston, younger brother of Max was another to make his first race in the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship making it into the C main and finishing in position thirteen with Mick Saller winning the race.

The top 8 pole shuffle determined Gary Brazier would start off the front row of the A main with James Thompson after the cagey veteran used some wily antics to ‘de-throne’ some of his rivals.

Johnston V. Adrian Maher - Maher wins by default because Max was deemed to have jumped the start

Maher V. Matt Dumesny - Maher wins

Maher V. Reidy - Maher wins

Maher V. Murcott - Murcott Wins

Murcott V. Brazier - Brazier wins by default because Murcott was deemed to have jumped the start

Brazier V. Smith - Brazier wins

Brazier V. Thompson - Brazier wins

Toby Bellbowen won the B main from Max Dumesny and Troy Little. Dumesny took the lead initially on the start but Bellbowen passed him with seven laps to go. A yellow light stoppage for Alex Orr (when Matt Craft rode Orr’s right rear wheel and cut down his tyre) allowed Toby to take the lead and finish on top.

Straight into the feature race went the top four transfer cars as they were given a short amount of time to change tyres and put more fuel in the car.

Brazier grabbed the lead into turn one of the 30 lap A-Main but a red light for Grant Anderson on lap one in turn two after contact with Toby Bellbowen allowed Murcott to take the lead on the restart, leading the next 23 laps through lap traffic until a yellow caution was unfortunately put out for Max Johnston when he slowed to a halt in turn three.

Single file restart was Murcott, Brazier, Maher, Reidy and Matt Dumesny.

With two laps to go Brazier took the lead with a big move on the inside in turn one where contact was made between the two Australian champions and they raced hard until the chequers.

After the chequered flag fell Murcott pulled up alongside Brazier to remonstrate and the two ended up locked together in a stationery position in turn three to the jeers and cheers of the crowd.

“I thought I’d give him a rub up to wind up the old bugger,” Murcott grinned after the pair settled down, “I didn’t mean for it to wind up that we both crashed.”

Brazier was quick to respond.

“He’s got my number,” Brazier grinned, “that’s the only reason I didn’t tolerate him running into me. It’s good to get the win but I enjoy watching my son race as much as I enjoy this whole driving thing really. It’s great to have my Dad back working on the racecars and I want to thank him, and Capalaba Wreckers and Castrol for their ongoing sponsorship of me.”

Adrian Maher was a sensational third place after a consistent drive all night.

“It’s hard work out there,” Maher conceded, “it’s good to get a third place result but I didn’t have anything left. I had the thing absolutely flat out the whole way around. Obviously those guys crashing each other out after the chequered flag don’t fix their own cars.”

Matt Dumesny recorded a career best USC result with a fine fourth place finish over the versatile Danny Reidy in fifth, James Thompson sixth, Maz Dumesny seventh, Jeremy Cross eighth, Matt Smith ninth and Robbie Farr rounding out the top ten.

Craig Brady finished eleventh, Troy Little twelfth, Sam Walsh thirteenth, Chad Ely fourteenth, Warren Ferguson fifteenth, Shane Dobson sixteenth, Lachlan Abbott seventeenth, Darryl Campbell eighteenth, Jimmy Matchett nineteenth and Jackson Delamont twentieth as the last registered finisher.

DNF’s were Max Johnston, Grant Anderson, Toby Bellbowen and Marty Perovich.

The Stadium Super Trucks were a huge hit with the massive crowd providing some spectacular wheels off the ground action and some real bump and run competition.

American teenager Sheldon Creed took the final race win despite a spirited battle with SST creator and motor racing legend Robby Gordon that enthralled the fans. The USA vs Australia competition was epic and certainly provided some wonderful theatre on the man-made hell track that was created over the last ten days.

Round five of the NSW Ultimate Sprintcar Championship will be in a fortnight on November 14 at Valvoline Raceway for the Sid Hopping Shootout featuring Ultimate Sprintcars, Lighting Sprints and Wingless Sprintcars.

The next event at Valvoline Raceway is this Saturday, November 7 featuring Late Model Sedans, Legend Cars, the NSW Street Stock Championship and Fender Benders.

 

 

Jeremy Kerzman Captures First Traditional Win at Topless Nationals Ogilvie, MN

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (10-24-15)

About a month before the Topless Nationals at the Ogilvie Raceway was scheduled to run, Jeremy Kerzman called UMSS Media Director Greg Parent and asked if the Traditional sprints could be added to the program. It was only fitting that the driver from Grey Eagle, Minnesota picked up his first career Traditional Sprint Car Series victory at the Big O on Saturday night October 24 during the running of the 5th Annual Topless Nationals. Kerzman came from his fourth starting spot up to second three laps into the race, and then made the winning pass of race leader Mike Mueller coming off turn two down the back stretch on lap 11. Although Mueller stayed closed, Kerzman drove to the win and celebrated his first "topless" sprint car feature win in Rock Auto Victory Lane along with his crew chief Ronnie Wuiff.

The Traditional sprints certainly fit right into the theme of the Topless Nationals, as the event was a late addition to the 2015 schedule. With the points championship already determined back in September at the Richert Memorial, the Topless Nationals race would be a non-point show but a fully sanctioned UMSS event. The series returned to Ogilvie for the first time since its inaugural season in 2011 when they ran twice at the Big O.

Although the Traditional sprints were only scheduled for the final night at the Topless Nationals, rain nixed the scheduled Friday night portion of the event for the other seven divisions on the program. Reduced to a one-day show on Saturday, the sun shown during the afternoon with seasonal temperatures. A huge field of 191 cars descended upon the Big O, as the pit area overflowed into the parking lot with race haulers. It would make for a long afternoon and evening of racing action at the big 3/8ths mile dirt oval, but the large crowd on hand certainly saw plenty of variety amongst the eight classes in action with some good racing taking place.

The Traditional sprints ran their usual format with Kerzman and Mike Walters winning the heat races. The top four drivers in passing and finishing points redrew for the top four starting spots in the main event. Walters drew the pole with Mueller outside of him. Scott Brandt and Kerzman sat in row 2 for the 20 lap feature. At the drop of the green, Mueller, who was looking for his first win of the season, got the advantage over Walters for the lead. Kerzman moved up to second on lap 3 and began looking for a way around Mueller. Kerzman was running up top on the cushion in turns 1 & 2, but at the opposite end, the bottom line was the quicker way around in turns 3 & 4. Making the winning pass on lap 11 flying off the top side of turn two, Kerzman led the remaining 10 laps for the victory. Mueller stayed close during the last half of the race but was unable to mount a real serious bid to regain the top spot. Mike Walters finished third behind the lead duo with 2015 TSCS Champion Rob Caho, Jr. and Brian VanMeveren rounding out the top five. Brandt, rookie Ty Sampair, Jori Hughes, Doug Taubert and Sid Denzer completed the top ten. The Traditional sprints ran all 36 laps (heats and feature) during the night caution-free.

With the late addition of the Topless Nationals in the books, the 2015 racing season officially concluded for this popular non-winged sprint division. Kerzman, who had previous winged sprint car racing experience, jumped into a Traditional sprint part way through the season when he purchased the car from Jim Goerges. A smiling Kerzman stated after the race that he was going to purchase a new Ron Olson race motor for the 2016 season and looked forward to more trips to victory lane next season.

UMSS Traditional Sprint Race Results, Ogilvie Raceway, October 24, 2015 (Race #25): 5th Annual Topless Nationals

GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[4]; 2. 87-Mike Mueller[2]; 3. 27-Mike Walters[1]; 4. 78-Rob Caho Jr[8]; 5. 24-Brian Vanmeveren[6]; 6. 7B-Scott Brandt[3]; 7. N1-Ty Sampair[7]; 8. 21J-Jori Hughes[5]; 9. 31-Doug Taubert[10]; 10. 73-Sid Denzer[11]; 11. (DNF) 69S-Jon Lewerer[9]. Lap Leaders: Mueller 1-10, Kerzman 11-20. No cautions.

Meeks Video Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[6]; 2. 87-Mike Mueller[1]; 3. 24-Brian Vanmeveren[2]; 4. 78-Rob Caho Jr[4]; 5. 69S-Jon Lewerer[5]; 6. 31-Doug Taubert[3]. Lap Leaders: Mueller 1-3, Kerzman 4-8. No cautions.

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 27-Mike Walters[2]; 2. 7B-Scott Brandt[3]; 3. 21J-Jori Hughes[4]; 4. N1-Ty Sampair[5]; 5. 73-Sid Denzer[1]. Lap Leaders: Walters 1-8. No cautions.

 

 

Spencer Shines in Hall of Fame Classic Finale

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (October 24, 2015) – Mike Spencer rebounded from a wild ride one night earlier to finish off Canyon Speedway Park’s 15th Annual Sands Chevrolet Hall of Fame Classic with a drive to victory lane in Saturday night’s 30-lap USAC/CRA Sprint Car main event.

While Spencer reclaimed the USAC/CRA Sprint Car points lead with his second triumph of the season, Chris McCurdy, Jr., put a stop to the Matt Martinez run of domination in Pure Stock action with Dustin Cormany taking Micro Sprint honors.

Pelkey led the USAC/CRA Sprint Car feature in the early rounds before Friday night winner Damion Gardner took command on the eighth round as Spencer worked toward the front in the familiar Chaffin-owned No. 50 Sprint Car from the seventh starting position.

Spencer ultimately wrestled the lead away from USAC Southwest Sprint Car points leader R.J. Johnson in the final handful of laps to snare the victory. Johnson settled for runner-up honors with Brody Roa, Joshua Hodges and Mike Martin rounding out the top five.

In Arizona Differential Pure Stock action, Chris McCurdy, Jr., denied Matt Martinez a fourth consecutive victory by charging from 11th to capture his fifth win of the year. Martinez settled for second with David Jones, Steve Sussex and Jeff Carter in the top five.

Dustin Cormany took full advantage of the pole starting position by racing to his first Micro Sprint feature win of the year at CSP ahead of Friday night winner Kyle Huttenhow, Cody Batten, Ryan Hennessey and Kenny Hilton.

Action resumes at Canyon Speedway Park with the 27th Annual Desert Classic on November 6-7 featuring IMCA Modifieds along with IMCA Sport Modifieds, Arizona Differential Pure Stocks, Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive Renegades and Mini Stocks.

Canyon Speedway Park

October 24, 2015 – 15th Annual Sands Chevrolet Hall of Fame Classic Results

USAC/CRA Sprint Cars:

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-13.614; 2. Brody Roa, 48, Leonard-13.863; 3. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-13.881; 4. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-13.894; 5. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-13.917; 6. Josh Pelkey, 12, Allen-13.953; 7. Josh Hodges, 74X, Hodges-13.978; 8. Michael Curtis, 45C, Turner/Wheeler-14.024; 9. Matt Rossi, 02, Rossi-14.065; 10. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-14.118; 11. Chris Bonneau, 78, Bonneau-14.135; 12. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-14.179; 13. Charles Davis Jr., 50AZ, Massey-14.302; 14. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-14.431; 15. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-14.487; 16. Matt Lundy, 1, Lundy-14.691; 17. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-14.912; 18. Jeremy Ellertson, 98, Ellertson-15.184; 19. Tye Mihocko, 5M, Mihocko-15.194; 20. Parker Colston, 64, Gore-15.204; 21. Chris Fiore, 69, Fiore-15.866.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Davis, 2. Hodges, 3. Swanson, 4. Johnson, 5. Lundy, 6. Spencer, 7. Mihocko. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. Bonneau, 3. Roa, 4. Colston, 5. Curtis, 6. C.Williams, 7. L.Williams. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. A.Williams, 2. Vander Weerd, 3. Martin, 4. Pelkey, 5. Ellertson, 6. Rossi, 7. Fiore. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Mike Spencer, 2. R.J. Johnson, 3. Brody Roa, 4. Josh Hodges, 5. Mike Martin, 6. Jake Swanson, 7. Richard Vander Weerd, 8. Charles Davis Jr., 9. Logan Williams, 10. Michael Curtis, 11. Damion Gardner, 12. Cody Williams, 13. Jeremy Ellertson, 14. Chris Bonneau, 15. Josh Pelkey, 16. Austin Williams, 17. Chris Fiore, 18. Matt Rossi, 19. Tye Mihocko, 20. Matt Lundy, 21. Parker Colston. NT

Arizona Differential Pure Stocks:

Heat One: 1. 5z-Zack Madrid, 2. 15-Steve Sussex, 3. 33y-David Jones, 4. 21m-Matt Martinez, 5. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 7. 97L-Stephen Lumpkin.

Heat Two: 1. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 2. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 3. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 4. 51-Jeff Carter, 5. 27T-John Todd, 6. 04b-Justin Bishop.

“A” Feature: 1. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 2. 21m-Matt Martinez, 3. 33y-David Jones, 4. 15-Steve Sussex, 5. 51-Jeff Carter, 6. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 7. 5z-Zack Madrid, 8. 27T-John Todd, 9. 97L-Stephen Lumpkin, 10. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 11. 04b-Justin Bishop, 12. 68v-Joe Vlasity.

Micro Sprints:

Heat One: 1. 71-Cody Batten, 2. 29-Paul Martin, 3. 37j-Dave Ferneau, 4. 10-Ryan Hennessey, 5. 41-Colton Hardy, 6. 99x-Jake Branum, 7. 11k-Tyler Congleton, 8. 16-Pat Wing, 9. 9-Marty Morin.

Heat Two: 1. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 2. 7m-Mason Keefer, 3. 20s-Dustin Cormany, 4. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 5. 77-Aaron Miller, 6. 42-Kenny Hilton, 7. 21-Jonathan Patrick, 8. 4-Ryan Walter, 9. 28-Mark Morin.

“A” Feature: 1. 20s-Dustin Cormany, 2. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 3. 71-Cody Batten, 4. 10-Ryan Hennessey, 5. 42-Kenny Hilton, 6. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 7. 7m-Mason Keefer, 8. 37j-Dave Ferneau, 9. 21-Jonathan Patrick, 10. 41-Colton Hardy, 11. 16-Pat Wing, 12. 99x-Jake Branum, 13. 29-Paul Martin, 14. 4-Ryan Walter, 15. 11k-Tyler Congleton, 16. 77-Aaron Miller, 17. 28-Mark Morin, 18. 9-Marty Morin.

 

 

Gardner Scores in Hall of Fame Opener

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (October 23, 2015) – Damion Gardner kicked off the 15th Annual Sands Chevrolet Hall of Fame Classic by racing to USAC/CRA Sprint Car victory lane in Friday night’s 30-lap feature atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval.

While Gardner topped the opening leg of the two night event in the Sprint Car ranks, Matt Martinez continued his winning ways in the Arizona Differential Pure Stocks while Kyle Huttenhow bested the Micro Sprints for the first time this season.

In the USAC/CRA Sprint Car ranks, Gardner wrestled the lead away from Brody Roa 20 rounds into the 30-lapper to secure his eighth win of the season in his bid for a fourth consecutive series championship.

Gardner raced to the stripe ahead of Roa with pole starter Jake Swanson, current USAC Southwest points leader R.J. Johnson and New Mexico shoe Joshua Hodges rounding out the top five.

With the triumph, Gardner moved past 17th-place finisher Mike Spencer for the series points lead with just a three-point advantage.

In Arizona Differential Pure Stock action, Matt Martinez rallied from the eighth starting position to capture his third consecutive win ahead of Marlowe Wrightsman, Chris McCurdy, Jr., Jeff Carter and Zack Madrid.

Kyle Huttenhow raced from the front row outside to add his name to the list of Micro Sprint winners at CSP in front of Colton Hardy, Jarrett Martin, Cody Batten and Mason Keefer.

The 15th Annual Sands Chevrolet Hall of Fame Classic wraps up with Saturday night action firing off at 7:00 p.m. with another full card of USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, Arizona Differential Pure Stocks, Micro Sprints and Vintage Cars.

Canyon Speedway Park

October 23, 2015 – 15th Annual Sands Chevrolet Hall of Fame Classic Results

USAC/CRA Sprint Cars:

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-13.525; 2. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-13.708; 3. Josh Hodges, 74X, Hodges-13.722; 4. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-13.728; 5. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-13.903; 6. Brody Roa, 48, Leonard-14.022; 7. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-14.034; 8. Josh Pelkey, 12, Allen-14.105; 9. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-14.121; 10. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-14.204; 11. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-14.228; 12. Shon Deskins, 20, Deskins-14.277; 13. Charles Davis Jr., 50AZ, Massey-14.327; 14. Parker Colston, 64, Gore-14.439; 15. Dustin Cormany, 21AZ, Burkhart-14.503; 16. Matt Rossi, 02, Rossi-14.556; 17. Matt Lundy, 1, Lundy-14.590; 18. Tye Mihocko, 5M, Mihocko-14.666; 19. Jeremy Ellertson, 98, Ellertson-14.812; 20. Michael Curtis, 45C, Turner/Wheeler-14.863; 21. Austin Williams, 2. Jory-15.714; 22. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-16.322.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Davis, 2. Rossi, 3. Swanson, 4. Johnson, 5. Martin, 6. Bender, 7. Ellertson, 8. C.Williams. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. Pelkey, 3. Vander Weerd, 4. Colston, 5. L.Williams, 6. Lundy, 7. Curtis. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Spencer, 2. Hodges, 3. Roa, 4. Mihocko, 5. Deskins, 6. Cormany, 7. A.Williams. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. Brody Roa, 3. Jake Swanson, 4. R.J. Johnson, 5. Josh Hodges, 6. Mike Martin, 7. Josh Pelkey, 8. Shon Deskins, 9. Richard Vander Weerd, 10. Cody Williams, 11. Jeremy Ellertson, 12. Tye Mihocko, 13. A.J. Bender, 14. Michael Curtis, 15. Charles Davis Jr., 16. Matt Lundy, 17. Mike Spencer, 18. Matt Rossi, 19. Parker Colston, 20. Dustin Cormany, 21. Logan Williams, 22. Austin Williams. NT

Arizona Differential Pure Stocks:

Heat One: 1. 21m-Matt Martinez, 2. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 3. 22a-Aaron Hernandez, 4. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 5. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 7. 27T-John Todd.

Heat Two: 1. 6i-Dale Irby, 2. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 3. 51-Jeff Carter, 4. 04b-Justin Bishop, 5. 15-Steve Sussex, 6. 5z-Zack Madrid.

“A” Feature: 1. 21m-Matt Martinez, 2. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 3. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 4. 51-Jeff Carter, 5. 5z-Zack Madrid, 6. 15-Steve Sussex, 7. 04b-Justin Bishop, 8. 22a-Aaron Hernandez, 9. 6i-Dale Irby, 10. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 11. 27T-John Todd, 12. 68v-Joe Vlasity.

Micro Sprints:

Heat One: 1. 9-Marty Morin, 2. 41-Colton Hardy, 3. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 4. 42-Kenny Hilton, 5. 20s-Dustin Cormany, 6. 101-Jim Branum.

Heat Two: 1. 41h-Tyler Merrill, 2. 71-Cody Batten, 3. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 4. 99x-Jake Branum, 5. 28-Mark Morin, 6. 50-Roy Herrera.

Heat Three: 1. 7m-Mason Keefer, 2. 37j-Dave Ferneau, 3. 29-Paul Martin, 4. 10-Ryan Hennessey, 5. 77-Aaron Miller, 6. 11k-Tyler Congleton.

“A” Feature: 1. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 2. 41-Colton Hardy, 3. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 4. 71-Cody Batten, 5. 7m-Mason Keefer, 6. 37j-Dave Ferneau, 7. 42-Kenny Hilton, 8. 29-Paul Martin, 9. 41h-Tyler Merrill, 10. 10-Ryan Hennessey, 11. 77-Aaron Miller, 12. 11k-Tyler Congleton, 13. 99x-Jake Branum, 14. 9-Marty Morin, 15. 20s-Dustin Cormany, 16. 28-Mark Morin, 17. 101-Jim Branum.

 

 

Big Night for King of the Hill and heat racer winner Tyler Dietz Corey McPherson holds off Joey Zambotti to win Rush Pro Stock Pandemonium Williams, Sodeman, Spithaler, Norris, Swartzlander and Shingldecker among heat race winners

Sarver, PA (October 23, 2015) Night two of the Steel City Stampede presented by Peoples Natural was something of a coming out party for Tyler Dietz as he won his Pic-A-Part Sportsman heat race, then finished fourth in the Sweeney RUSH Pro Stock Pandemonium and capped off the night by claiming the King of the Hill with a final round win over Jason Fosnaught. Corey McPherson won the aforementioned Pro Stock Pandemonium race, as well as a Sweeney RUSH Late Model heat race win earlier in the night. Despite having 246 cars pitted inside and around Lernerville Speedway, a lot of the heat race winners are names that fans of Fab Four Racing Fueled by Turner’s Premium Iced Teas are very familiar with. Gale Ruth Jr. and Eric Williams won one of the the Peoples TWP Sprint heats, Michael Norris won a Precise Late Model heat race, Jeremiah Shingledecker and Brian Swartzlander won Diehl Mods heats, Jack Sodeman Jr. and Brandon Spithaler won BOSS Wingless Sprint heats and Brandon Wearing and Mike Miller joined Dietz in claiming Pic-A-Part Sportsman heat race wins. Colton Flinner and Jared Miley joined McPherson as Sweeney RUSH Late Model heat race winners, while Dave Hess Jr. won an UMP Modified heat. All divisions will run features tomorrow and a few classes will run B-Mains to set the final feature lineups when action resumes at 5:00PM. Tomorrow night’s program will also include a 100-lap Enduro and Demolition Derby.

10.23.15

RUSH Pro Stock Pandemonium Feature: 1. (C33) Corey McPherson 2. (948) Joey Zambotti 3. (27) Brandon Wearing 4. (35) Tyler Dietz 5. (84) Steve D’Apolito 6. (11) Aaron Easler 7. (54) Wayne Carbo 8. (28Y) Terry Young 9. (7E) Ben Easler 10. (380) Patrick Hanley 11. (10) Bobby Seigel 12. (10B) Jeff Broniszewski 13. (74F) Mike Franklin DNS (17R) Stan Riggle DNS (528) Dwight Boice DNS (7) Eric Piotrowski

Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman King of the Hill: Winner: Tyler Dietz

RUSH Late Models Dash: 1. (20) Alan Knepper 2. (4) Jason Knowles 3. (111) Max Blair 4. (27C) Russ Kelesar 5. (RJ1) Jared Hawkins 6. (11W) Wendall Pinckney

RUSH Sportsman Modifieds Dash: 1. (14) Jerry Schaffer 2. (17) Les Myers 3. (3) Leonard Ripper 4. Larry Kugel

Peoples TWP DIRTcar 410 Sprint Heat 1: 1. (1R) Gale Ruth Jr. 2. (76) Davey Jones 3. (08) Dan Kuriger 4. (7K) Dan Shetler 5. (38) Dennis Wagner 6. (C1) Clay Riley 7. (25J) Jimmy Seger 8. (4K) William Kiley

Peoples TWP DIRTcar 410 Sprint Heat 2: 1. (7) Eric Williams 2. (10) Carl Bowser 3. (22) Brandon Spithaler 4. (25) Jack Sodeman Jr. 5. (40x) Cory Good 6. (G1) Mike Miller 7. (12J) Bill Jones Jr. 8. (4W) Eric L. Williams

Peoples TWP DIRTcar 410 Sprint Heat 3: 1. (8G) Brian Sebetto 2. (13) Brandon Matus 3. (33) Brent Matus 4. (2) AJ Flick 5. (23JR) Darin Gallagher 6. (55W) Michael Wagner II 7. (23P) Darren Pifer 8. (13X) John Garvin

 

 

Trophy Cup Saturday Results

by Ron Rodda

Corrections were necessary to the originally stated points finish to the Trophy Cup. The 24 A main cars on Saturday are the ones that receive point fund money, $88,500 this year with the champion guaranteed $20,000.

Previously released point standings were not correct.

The finish to the A main is as follows:

1 Terry McCarl 2 Sheldon Haudenschild 3 Dusty Zomer 4 Bud Kaeding 5 Willie Croft 6 Carson Macedo 7 Jack Haudenchild 8 Shane Golobic 9 Sean Becker 10 Jason Meyers 11 Jonathan Allard 12 Cory Eliason 13 Ryan Bernal 14 Tim Kaeding 15 Craig Stidham 16 Justyn Cox 17 Rico Abreu 18 Jason Statler 19 Tyler Walker 20 Kyle Hirst 21 Andy Forsberg 22 Mitchell Faccinto 23 Travis Rilat 24 D.J. Netto

The A main cars from Saturday have a point total from the better of the two preliminary nights, the heat race on Saturday, as well as the final night main event. The top 24 in points:

1. Bud Kaeding 443 2. Carson Macedo 438 3. Jason Meyers 428 4. Shane Golobic 423 5. Willie Croft 421 6. Sheldon Haudenschild 421 7. Terry McCarl 421 8. Tim Kaeding 420 9. Sean Becker 420 10. Jac Haudenschild 420 11. Dusty Zomer 413 12. Rico Abreu 412 13. Jonathan Allard 402 14. Ryan Bernal 398 15. Craig Stidham 392 16. Justyn Cox 390 17. Jason Statler 383 18. Mitchell Faccinto 374 19. Kyle Hirst 373 20. Tyler Walker 368 21. Andy Forsberg 359 22. Cory Eliason 358 23. Travis Rilat 344 24. D. J. Netto 310

 

 

GARRY GRABS USC ROUND THREE!

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

October 18, 2015

Garry Brazier has made it to the USC Chase winning round three of the NSW Ultimate Sprintcar Championship at Valvoline Raceway on October 17.

A 28 degree day in Sydney slowly turned into what everyone worried would be a cancelled race meeting with early rain making out for a slippery track between wheel packing and time trials, but fortunately the showers stopped soon after and the racing started.

For the second week in a row at Valvoline Raceway, Toby Bellbowen timed in first position in group one of the split group qualifying sessions with Matt Smith setting quick time of 12.807 seconds in group two.

Albion Park Rail’s Kyle Caunt was the first red light stoppage for the night in time trials with a slow roll over in turn two after setting 10th quick time, but the Caunt race team worked hard to get back out for their heat.

Kelly Linigen won the first heat of the night in her #25 MSCN Ultimate Sprintcar with Bellbowen coming home in second in the Hog’s Breath Café #7 Maxim.

The pit crews were under pressure shortly after when Robbie Farr crashed heavily on the start line of heat two with Garry Brazier and the East Coast Pipeline Racing team welded up a broken chassis and changed a rear end with the help of crews of Danny Reidy, Toby Bellbowen, Luke Oldfield and Max Johnston while Dave Sharman was given the all important job of welding the frame together.

Before the heats even started Max Johnston and Marty Perovich, tough contenders last week, both blew head gaskets and packed up for the night. Danny Reidy didn’t fare much better having changed engines before the heats as well.

Grants Tunks won heat three convincingly while Sean Dyson dominated won heat four from Matt Dumesny and Grand Anderson.

Jackson Delamont won the final heat taking him straight to the A main.

A short stint of rain and a mean looking weather radar before the heats forced officials to move the racing through quickly, cutting out the D-Main and the top eight Pole Shootout.

A decision was also made to start the cars that made the A-Main in their qualifying order for the 30 lap feature – a situation that would prove very fortunate for Newcastle’s Matt Smith who missed the initial transfer through his heat but managed to progress through the B-Main and wind up on the front row of the “A” with Toby Bellbowen.

Dubbo’s Jeremy Cross won the C main, elevating himself into the B main.

Four out of the Five Dumesny’s competed in the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship, with Michaela passing the pit reporting microphone to Matt Smith’s girlfriend Jess Cassidy and instead made her debut in an Ultimate Sprintcar coming fourth in the C main behind younger brother Marcus.

Garry Brazier and Matt Smith started the B main off the front row before a red light stoppage from Lachlan Abbott when flipped trying to avoid the spinning Craig Brady in turn one and two. Smith took the lead but had reached lapped traffic after four laps, allowing Brazier to catch back up and take the lead, winning the event in the #21 Castrol silver bullet.

After a huge effort getting Robbie Farr’s Ultimate NQ#7 back out for the B main, the fuel line came loose before the start and he disappointingly didn't make it out in time for the B.

The A-Main would turn out to be a larger version of the B-Main with a 30-lap battle between Brazier and Smith.

After a red light stoppage in turn one on the first lap when Matt Craft gently rolled the #86 Craft Differentials entry Brazier took the lead from Smith and Bellbowen when they made contact on the initial start but a yellow light stoppage for Matt Dumesny spinning out on lap two put the two front runners back to a double file restart forcing Brazier to try to grab the lead again.

Brazier reached lap traffic fast and got caught behind father and son team Steve and Kyle Caunt letting Smith pass him before the multiple Australian champion Brazier quickly re-passed for the lead with a nice move on the outside.

Smith would later admit, “I screwed up. I got too loose on the bottom and lost a ton of ground, which let Garry by. I’m lucky really that more cars didn’t get past.”

After a brilliant start to the night, Bellbowen went back to fourth with Garry Brazier, Sam Walsh and Matt Smith in the top three.

Luke Oldfield was the big mover coming from the back row of the grid to a top ten finish with a drive that must have pleased crew chief Bingo Jenkins after the long haul down from the Brisbane for their USC NSW debut.

Final placings and their start-finish results were:

Finish Start

1st Garry Brazier 3

2nd Sam Walsh 11

3rd Matt Smith 2

4th Toby Bellbowen 1

5th Max Dumesny 6

6th Grant Anderson 8

7th Danny Reidy 14

8th Warren Ferguson 5

9th Darryl Campbell 9

10th Luke Oldfield 24

11th James Thompson 4

12th Ben Atkinson 22

13th Jackson Delamont 10

14th Alex Orr 17

15th Kelly Linigen 15

16th Adrian Maher 12

17th Mick Saller 21

18th Matt Dumesny 20

19th Sean Dyson 16

20th Grant Tunks 19

21st Chad Ely 13

22nd Kyle Caunt 18

23rd Steve Caunt 23

DNF Matt Craft 7

South Aussie Chad Ely was unluckily placed in the incorrect heat and missed his race altogether (not his fault) so his eventual 13th in the A-Main was an excellent effort considering the problems they encountered earlier in the night.

With just under 60 Wingless Sprints on hand any feature win was going to a major milestone for even the most experienced pilot so imagine the effort required for Matt Ferguson to win the 20-lap affair with only two full meetings under his belt!

Ferguson steered a near perfect race to win from the far more experienced Jeff Thomas in second place and the luckiest man on the planet Scott Rowe for third after surviving what must be described as a ‘Houdini’ not to roll over in his earlier heat in the immaculate #3 Sansom Racing entry.

Following home the lead trio were Chris McInerney in fourth, Mark Blyton fifth, Brian Briton sixth, Michael Sammut seventh (heat winner) Mikaela Blyton eighth (heat winner), Lou Pacchiarotta ninth, Nick Tatnell tenth, Daniel Flood eleventh, Blake Darcy twelfth, John McCrae thirteenth, Ashleigh Jack fourteenth, Chris Priestly fifteenth, Geoff Piekar (heat winner) sixteenth and Leighton O’Brien placed as the last car running in seventeenth.

Seven “DNF” situations were registered between Simon Bestman, Sean Mayo, Jason Bates (heat winner), Clint McCorquodale, Courtney O’Hehir (heat winner) and Marshall Blyton but it was the latter who could lay claim to the biggest ‘unload’ on the night when he barrel rolled into turn one in the A-Main after his Dad Mark was possibly the initial catalyst for the crash back in turn four.

The AMCA Nationals was a win for the experienced guys with veteran Hunter Valley racer Darrell Kime driving to a faultless victory in the feature race over an epic duel between Central Coast racer Peter Markulin and Newcastle kitchen builder Joe “The Bachelor” Batch.

Markulin got the nod for second with Batch coming home in third ahead of James Deahm, Raymond Kime, Robert Chant, Mark Chiplin, Glen Kenny, Tania Craig, Billy MacPherson, John Markulin, Troy Kennedy and Wayne Simpson.

The next event at Valvoline Raceway will be on Saturday, OCTOBER 31 with a special ‘one night only appearance’ from the Stadium Super Trucks and the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW Round Four.

There is NO SPEEDWAY ON OCTOBER 24.

 

 

DUANE HOWARD WINS “MODS AT THE MADHOUSE” THRILLER, BRIGHTBILL & HAGGENBOTTOM SHARE THUNDER WINS AT GRANDVIEW

The fifteen year tradition of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Halloween Party returned to the Grandview Speedway with the MODS at the MADHOUSE triple header on Saturday night. When the Halloween treats were finally collected, it was Oley, PA driver Duane Howard who won the 40 lap $5,000 to win Modified feature as Brad Brightbill won the sportsman feature with Mike Haggenbottom winning the TSRS Sprint car feature event. Ninety-two cars took part in the action as a strong crowd turned out on cold and windy night.

Modified heat race events were won by Billy Pauch Jr, Duane Howard and Doug Manmiller as Craig VonDohren won the consolation.

In the 40 lap MODS at the MADHOUSE feature event, Brett Kressley was the early race leader, taking the top spot from pole sitter Danny Creeden. Ryan Watt, Billy Pauch Jr and Kevin Hirthler followed to make-up the top five as the field crossed the line on lap five. On lap nine, the caution was displayed for Ray Swinehart. When green flag racing resumed, Ryan Watt powered into the lead followed by Kressley and Pauch. Watt remained the pace setter with Billy Pauch Jr. now in the chase and in a position to challenge for the lead.

Jeff Strunk was on the move, racing in third followed by Duane Howard and Kressley as the field passed for the halfway sign. Watt held off Pauch until lap twenty-three when Pauch made the move to take the lead. Following Pauch was Howard, Watt, Strunk and Kressley.

Howard began reeling in race leader Billy Pauch Jr. and on lap thirty, Howard was on the rear bumper of Pauch and challenging for the lead. Slower traffic was ahead of the race leaders and Pauch was lapped cars. The battle went on for the lead.

The turning point of the race took place on lap thirty-six, as Pauch and Howard were in a side-by-side run for the lead, Pauch slowed and it appeared that he broke, with his car nearly coming to a stop in turn two. The caution was displayed and shortly after, Pauch regained power. The yellow was displayed for Pauch so he was required to restart at the rear of the field.

This advanced Duane Howard to the lead followed by Ryan Watt, Jeff Strunk, Craig VonDohren (who started 19th) and Brett Kressley. At the drop of the green flag, Howard was on top with Watt trying to hunt down the leader as Jeff Strunk and Craig VonDohren were in the thick of the battle with just five laps remaining.

Howard maintained his lead to win the inaugural running the MODS at the MADHOUSE followed by Jeff Strunk, Ryan Watt, Craig VonDohren and Rick Laubach driving the Glenn Hyneman 126. Billy Pauch Jr who brought out the caution on lap thirty-six and restarted at the rear of the field, worked his way back to a solid tenth place finish. Doug Manmiller, winner of the third heat race did not start the feature due to a rule infraction with the motor. Craig VonDohren was forced to run the consolation after losing a wheel during the running of a heat trace.

A twenty-four car starting field answered the call for the twenty-five lap Sportsman feature. Joe Funk led the first lap with Brad Brightbill taking the lead on lap two. Brightbill was challenged numerous times by Jorden Henn and later Ryan Lilick was chasing the race leader. At the halfway point of the event, Brightbill remained the leader followed by Ryan Lilick, Henn, Craig Whitmoyer and Funk.

Brightbill easily handled the competition and with five laps to go, he maintained a comfortable lead. Brightbill took the win over Ryan Lilick, Craig Whitmoyer, Jorden Henn and Brett Kressley.

The TSRS sprint car feature was the final event of the evening and Tim Tanner was the leader at the drop of the green flag after two previous attempts to start the 25 lap feature. After the feature got started, the twenty-five lap main ran non-stop to the checker flag. Leavittown, PA driver Mike Haggenbottom caught Tanner on lap seven and one lap later, Haggenbottom was the new leader. Haggenbottom established a solid lead but deep in the pack Kevin Nagy, David Brown and Adam Carberry where heading to the front. Nagy and Brown advanced to third and fourth and began chasing down Tanner.

In the closing laps, slower cars were now playing a factor as Tanner inched closer to Haggenbottom with Nagy and Brown reeling in Tanner. Haggenbottom rallied home the winner. In victory lane, Hagenbottom was thrilled that after twenty-five years, he finally won a feature at Grandview Speedway, and he did it in convincing style. Tanner finished second followed by Kevin Nagy, Dave Brown and Adam Carberry.

MODS AT THE MADHOUSE FEATURE FINISH: Duane Howard, Jeff Strunk Ryan Watt, Craig VonDohren, Rick Laubach, Brett Kressley, Tommy Sheetz, Ryan Grim, Danny Creeden, Billy Pauch Jr., Kevin Hirthler, Chris Esposito, Mike Laise, John Willman, Kevin Beech, Brian Houseknecht, Jackie Brown Jr, Frank Cozze, Brian Hirthler, Colt Harris, Ray Swinehart, Mike Kellner, Kenny Gilmore, Ron Kline. DNQ: Tom Carberry Sr., Ron Steltman, Eric Engstrom, Jimmy Reppert, Ryan Godown, Doug Manmiller, Danny Erb, Mike Franz, Ron Haring, Jr., Mark Kratz. This event paid $5,000 to the winner, $1,000 for tenth and $500 to take the green flag.

SPORTSMAN FEATURE FINISH: Brad Brightbill, Ryan Lilick, Craig Whitmoyer, Jorden Henn, Brett Kressley, Joe Funk, Brian Hirthler, Mike Mamanna, Brett Arnold, Ryan Beltz, Jorden Cox, Dean Bachman, Brian Shupp, Brad Grim, Brett Gilmore, Pat Wall, Ken Eckert, Steve Young, Lex Shive, Tommy Tanner, Jim Houseworth, Paul Kline, John McGovern, Paul Housekencht. DNQ: Ryan Higgs, Kody Sites, Kyle Lilick, Frank Dorry Jr., Kevin Dale, Jesse Landis, Mike Koffel, Rob Reiegel, Steve Lozorak

TSRS SPRINT FEATURE FINISH: Mike Haggenbottom, Tim Tanner, Kevin Nagy, Dave Brown, Adam Carberry, Tommy Carberry, Stef Palmai, Karl Freyer, Scott Frack, Tony Smolenyak, Mike Kiser, Joe Kay, John Bennett, Samantha Leiberman, Jon Heagele, Mike Esposito, Zack Burd, David Bonner, Randy Sterling, Tim Smolenyak, Pat U’Selis, Keith Anderson, Rick Stief, Eddie Strada.

END

Special thanks to the race fans, competitors and members of the press for their support of the 2016 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series that year. We have already begun working on our 2016 schedule of events. Thanks again for all your support.

 

 

Bud Kaeding Cup Champion

by Ron Rodda

Tulare, CA…Drama usually plays a big part during the 50 lap finale during Trophy Cup action, and the 22nd version of the event had plenty of that ingredient. A strong drive from 20th starting to a 4th place main event finish was enough to propel Bud Kaeding to the championship at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway.

Kaeding survived attempts to take the title from him by Rico Abreu and Carson Macedo and delivered the 8th Cup title to the Kaeding racing family. His father, Brent, won 4 times and his brother, Tim, has 3 titles with Bud now claiming his first. His title pays a guaranteed $20,000 out of the $160,000 total purse.

The evening opened with 6 heat races for the top 48 in points, completely inverting the field by points. Heat points added to their best preliminary night total then moved the top 20 in points to the 50 lap finale. Four out of the B main were added with that quartet guaranteed of the first two rows in the fully inverted main by virtue of being the lowest point cars.

D. J. Netto, after recording a 19th to 2nd run in the B main, led 8 laps before a right rear failed, moving Travis Rilat to the lead. However, Rilat never officially led a lap after flipping in turn two on the restart, and now Cory Eliason had the lead. Again, Eliason never led a lap when his damaged wing came apart on the restart so three leaders were sidelined on the same lap.

Dusty Zomer became the beneficiary of the leader attrition and led before Sheldon Haudenschild and eventually Terry McCarl took turns at leading. After 50 laps it was McCarl winning the main with S. Haudenschild and Zomer filling the podium. McCarl’s win paid $3500 plus additional point fund money of $8000 for finishing 3rd in points.

While the race for the win is an important part of the 50 laps, the major focus is on the back of the pack starters who are racing for the most points and Cup title. Rico Abreu started 24th with 310 points while Tim Kaeding was 23rd starting with just one less point. Jason Meyers was 5 back of Abreu, Macedo was 7 behind, and B. Kaeding was 8 less than Abreu.

With 150 points to win and a 3 point drop per position, B. Kaeding needed to finish 3 places ahead of Abreu and T. Kaeding. By lap 10, B. Kaeding was in the point lead and a crooked nose wing on Abreu’s ride improved his chances of staying far enough ahead of the Thursday winner.

By lap 26 B. Kaeding was up to 4th, a place he would eventual claim after 50 laps, Abreu was still several spots behind him, and Carson Macedo, his other immediate challenger rode the backstretch wall and nearly took himself out of the mix. Macedo entered the main with just one more point than B. Kaeding so the driver that finished ahead of the other would win the title between those two.

With a dozen laps left, Abreu appeared to be mounting a charge to close the gap between himself and B. Kaeding, needing to pass a couple cars to take the point lead. However, contact coming out of turn 2 left Abreu’s ride with a smashed in tail tank and he became a DNF. That left the challenge to Macedo and he created a couple of the most thrilling laps of the event. A couple times Macedo nearly made the pass, once racing B. Kaeding out of turn 4 for a near dead heat at the line.

On lap 49, Macedo slid up the track a bit in turn 1 and the pressure was lessened on B. Kaeding, going on to a 4th place finish and Cup title. Macedo, McCarl, Sheldon Haudenschild, and Willie Croft filled the top five in points.

Further details on finishing points and positions will be forthcoming

 

 

Bud Kaeding Cup Winner

 by Ron Rodda

Tulare, CA… A marathon day at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway ended Saturday morning about 12:30 after two complete shows were run on Friday. Over 12 hours of action made up the Thursday night rainout along with the regular Friday show due to the first time ever the Trophy Cup experienced a delay.

Following a Rico Abreu afternoon win, the track was groomed for the night version, starting with group B qualifying, reversing the order within the group from earlier in the day. Carson Macedo was fastest in group B, a 13.676 lap, and Landon Hurst led group A with the fastest lap of the two shows, 13.589 for the former nonwing racer.

Just as in the first show of the day, five heats for each group moved the winner plus top point car to the A main. Once again, racing for the top point car finish was the focus of the 8 lap runs. The inside row 3 car of the invert 6 heats needed to finish two spots ahead of the outside row 3 starter to be top point car, while the outside row 2 car had a tougher task of being 4 places ahead of the fastest qualifier.

Macedo was high point car following a heat win adding to his fast time points for the maximum 186 points entering the main. Abreu was alongside Macedo in row 6 of the invert 12 by points main. Dusty Zomer had the pole again, twice in one day for the Brandon, SD long tow, and Sheldon Haudenschild was outside Zomer.

The 30 lap main quickly became one featuring attrition when an 8 car melee at the top of turn 4 led to six cars out after one lap. S. Haudenschild led over Zomer and Bud Kaeding when racing resumed and afternoon winner, Abreu exited with 6 laps complete.

B. Kaeding took 2nd from Zomer with a turn 2 slider on lap 8 before disaster stuck the leader. Leading during lap 11, S. Haudenschild was collected by a spun car and was done and B. Kaeding now led over Zomer and Tyler Walker.

After 12 laps, the field shrunk further when Zomer came across the track leaving turn 4 and pushed Walker hard into the wall, eliminating both and the 2nd and 3rd place cars. In two laps, 3 cars running 1st to 3rd at the time were out and B. Kaeding now led Jason Meyers and Shane Golobic.

Craig Stidham took 3rd on lap 14 out of turn 4 and with ten laps remaining, B. Kaeding had established a large lead. Golobic used the cushion at the top of turn 4 to speed past Stidham for 3rd on lap 22 to set the podium after the last 18 laps were nonstop.

B. Kaeding’s win paid $3000, Meyers collected $2000 for 2nd, and Golobic was a $1000 third. Saturday night’s finale will start with heat races for the top 48 in points, then a series of main events will lead to the 50 lap championship race with all 24 starters completely inverted by points.

With two preliminary shows complete, each driver will carry their better of the two nights point results on to Saturday big finale. Heats on Saturday will invert 8 by points, earning the winner 36 with a 3 point drop per position. The top 20 in points after the heats will go directly to the A main.

Whichever of the back of the pack starters passes the most cars will become the 2015 Trophy Cup champion and win $20,000 for the event. The total purse paid will be $160,000 with approximately $90,000 being paid to the 24 drivers that run the Saturday A main and therefore become part of the point payout. To start the main event on Saturday guarantees $2050.

A main---Bud Kaeding, Jason Meyers, Shane Golobic, Mitchell Faccinto, Kyle Hirst, Carson Macedo, Justyn Cox, Terry McCarl, Brock Lemley, Craig Stidham, Jake Morgan, Ryan Bernal, Reece Goetz, Dusty Zomer, Tyler Walker, Sheldon Haudenschild, Jonathan Allard, Rico Aberu, Roger Crockett, Sean Becker, Tim Kaeding, Andy Forsberg, Colby Copeland, Ryan Robinson

 

 

Maiolo the master in Grand Opening Showdown

JAMIE Maiolo has fired the first shot in the 2015-16 AHG Sprintcar Series championship, winning the first feature race of the season at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

He won the 25-lap Grand Opening Showdown from Jake Beard-Miller and Ben Ellement with the winning margin being 1.839 seconds.

It was a great result for Maiolo who thought he won the opening feature race last season, only to see officials re-run the last two laps after a crash between two of the front runners.

At the start of the show Maiolo was second quickest in qualifying thanks to a 14.142-second lap, only bettered by Beard-Miller’s 14.112.

He took a first and a fifth in the earlier heat races.

Maiolo started on the outside of polesitter Beard-Miller and was quite content to stay behind the early pacesitter in the early part of the journey.

The first casualties of the race were Lee Nash and Ryan Farrell who were involved in an incident in pits bend just two laps in.

Farrell suffered significant front-end damage in the #90 machine with Nash getting a restart at the rear in the #46.

Beard-Miller was working his way through heavy traffic eight laps in and was under attack from Maiolo and Daryl Clayden when Troy Lawson spun the #83 around in turn two.

On a restart a few laps later Clayden headed infield when sitting in third.

By lap 13 Maiolo showed his intentions to Beard-Miller and he made the telling move on the next circulation, setting up a strong win.

Jason Kendrick, who started mid pack, was looking strong in the last five laps and passed a few cars in succession, only to spin and then end his campaign on the infield after losing a front tyre.

Shaun Bradford looked solid in the #57 after starting 12th and finishing sixth as was Brad Maiolo in the #77 who converted a P13 start into a seventh.

Ken Sartori rebounded strongly in the #50 after the team was forced to change an engine and he started from P17 and clawed his way to eighth.

Qualifying: Jake Beard Miller 14.112, Jamie Maioilo 14.142, Brad Maiolo 14.233, David Priolo 14.237, Kye Scroop 14.258, Ryan Lancaster 14.274, Daryl Clayden 14.283, Ben Ellement 14.311, Carl Dowling 14.363, Jason Kendrick 14.365, Shaun Bradford 14.445, Callum Williamson 14.563, Ken Sartori 14.569, Ryan Farrell 14.692, Lee Nash 14.695, Brodie Minchin 14.749, Jason Pryde 14.753, Andrew Priolo 14.800, Troy Lawson 14.826, Robert Watson 14.838, Jacob Lucas 14.844, Taylor Milling 14.874, Jamie Buszan 14.997, Scott Chatwin 15.064, Aldo DePaoli 15.284 and Mitchell Wormall 15.474.

Heat 1: 1st Jake Beard-Miller, 2nd Bradley Maiolo, 3rd Daryl Clayden, 4th Kye Scroop, 5th Lee Nash, 6th Shaun Bradford, 7th Ken Sartori, 8th Jason Pryde, 9th Aldo De Paoli, 10th Jacob Lucas, 11th Troy Lawson. DNF: Carl Dowling. DNS: Jamie Buszan.

Heat 2: 1st Jamie Maiolo, 2nd David Priolo, 3rd Ben Ellement, 4th Ryan Lancaster, 5th Ryan Farrell, 6th Jason Kendrick, 7th Callum Williamson, 8th Andrew Priolo, 9th Mitchell Wormall. DNF: Scott Chatwin, Taylor Milling and Robert Watson.

Heat 3: 1st Robert Watson, 2nd Callum Williamson, 3rd Ben Ellement, 4th David Priolo, 5th Jake Beard-Miller, 6th Kye Scroop, 7th Carl Dowling, 8th Jason Pryde, 9th Aldo De Paoli, 10th Brodie Minchin. DNF: Ken Sartori. DNS: Jacob Lucas and Scott Chatwin.

Heat 4: 1st Lee Nash, 2nd Ryan Farrell, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Shaun Bradford, 5th Jamie Maiolo, 6th Daryl Clayden, 7th Ryan Lancaster, 8th Taylor Milling, 9th Mitchell Wormall. DNF: Troy Lawson, Andrew Priolo and Brad Maiolo.

Feature: 1st Jamie Maiolo, 2nd Jake Beard-Miller, 3rd Ben Ellement, 4th David Priolo, 5th Kye Scroop, 6th Shaun Bradord, 7th Bradley Maiolo, 8th Ken Sartori, 9th Callum Williamson, 10th Carl Dowling, 11th Andrew Priolo, 12th Taylor Milling, 13th Robert Watson, 14th Lee Nash, 15th Jason Pryde, 16th Jacob Lucas, 17th Brodie Minchin, 18th Aldo De Paoli, 19th Troy Lawson, 20th Mitchell Wormall. DNF: Jason Kendrick, Ryan Lancaster, Daryl Clayden and Ryan Farrell. DNS: Scott Chatwin and Jamie Buszan. Round 2 of the AHG Sprintcar Series will be held at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday, November 7.

 

 

Abreu Takes Cup Opener

by Ron Rodda

Tulare, CA…Rain Thursday evening delayed the 22nd Annual Trophy Cup opening night, but once the first night’s main event took the green, nothing delayed Rico Abreu as he stormed to the win. Starting 6th, Abreu took the lead on lap 9 and dominated the final 22 laps for the $2500 win. A 67-car field meant over 20 teams did not show, but every top level team entered was in the Tulare Thunderbowl pit area.

On Thursday group A finished their qualifying with Abreu fast time at 14.052 while group B had 13 cars left to time in when rain ended the evening. All night track prep allowed a double show to run on Friday, starting with group B qualifying. The afternoon track was very racy, faster than Thursday night initially, and Shane Golobic used fast time and heat points to be tied with Tim Kaeding at 180 points. Golobic’s 13.729 was quickest after three drivers had to qualify at the end, taking one lap, due to having the wrong muffler installed.

Holding up better than expected, the Friday afternoon heats were dramatic with intense duels for the top point car heat finish and main event transfer spot for most of the ten heats. Each group had 5 heats, inverting six, and taking the heat winner plus the top point car to the A main.

The 24 car A main inverted 12 by points, putting Golobic outside row 6 next to T. Kaeding while Dusty Zomer and Jason Statler shared the front row. Zomer led from the green and sixth starting Rico Abreu wasted no time moving forward, taking 2nd on lap 2 with a low turn 1 effort followed by a slider in turn 4.

A lap later Bud Kaeding moved to 3rd while Abreu closed on Zomer. On lap 9, Abreu threw a huge turn 4 slider on Zomer and took the lead. Four laps later, Zomer became a DNF with an ignition issue, allowing B. Kaeding to move to 2nd with Statler 3rd.

T. Kaeding moved to 3rd on lap 16, a low groove turn 4 move, and the final 14 laps were scored with the podium cars unchanged. Following the Abreu and two Kaedings across the line were Sean Becker and Statler. The stands were cleared, track prep took over the oval, and the second show of the day started about an hour later.

A main---Rico Abreu, Bud Kaeding, Tim Kaeding, Sean Becker, Jason Statler, Shane Golobic, Jonathan Allard, Jac Haudenschild, Mitchell Faccinto, Andy Forsberg, Heath Duinkerken, Jason Meyers, Tyler Walker, Willie Croft, Travis Rilat, Tyler Seavey, Andy Gregg, Terry McCarl, Steven Tiner, Goetz, Ryan Robinson, Dusty Zomer, Craig Stidham, Ryan Bernal

 

 

 

Mark Smith Closes out DIRT Week with 360 Shootout win at Rolling Wheels

By Dean Reynolds

ELBRIDGE, NY – Sunbury, Pa’s Mark Smith was hired by Quebec’s Patrick Vigneault to run some events with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) in 2015. On Sunday night, he took the lead from Mike Stelter and went on to win the 360 Shootout at the Rolling Wheels Raceway Park. It was Smith’s second win with Vigneault and worth a cool $3,000.

The event run with the 358 modifieds was originally slated for Friday night, but persistent drizzle forced the program to be run on Sunday closing down Super DIRT Week activities. The field which pitted the stars from the Patriot Sprint Tour (PST) as well was 31 cars strong.

By virtue of the draw, ESS veteran Mike Stelter would start the 25 lap A-Main from the pole. When starter Scott Hixson dropped the green, yellow lights came back on quickly has Dave Axton lost power. On the second try for the start, it was Stelter taking control.

Stelter remained in the lead but as he approached lapped traffic, a three-some was closing in. The group was made up of Smith, Chuck Hebing and Mike Mahaney. The three drivers swapped spots with each other until a lap eight caution.

On the restart, Smith was able to take over control of the top spot in a the next few laps, Hebing and Mahaney would also get by Stelter’s #36.

A few more cautions would slow the pace but on each restart it was Smith over Hebing and it would stay that way right the checkered flag.

“The track was a lot different than last night (World of Outlaws), so we had to change the car around to find a good set up.” Said the driver of the Mach-1 #55, “I moved the wing back a bit, changed some lanes and we seem to run pretty good.”

Smith went on “I knew I had my hands full with Chuck (Hebing) starting alongside of me on those double file restarts. I just made sure I got a good start and hope to be ahead of him going into turn one, each time it worked.”

For Smith, the $3,000 payday was a nice reward. “You just have to thank the track for not throwing in the towel and having us come back. That means a lot to us and gave us another good race to run.”

For Hebing, second to Smith was a solid effort but it was a “what could have been.”. The former ESS and PST champion explained, “About lap four I dropped a cylinder, I’m not sure why. When I was up to speed it was ok, but I just couldn’t get going on those restarts. I actually probably started a little early but I knew Mark would get back by me. It was those do what you had to do.”

“I would have liked to have the motor running right, Mark is tough so you need your equipment to be strong too.” Said the Ontario, NY driver. “Glad the year is over, we hurt two engines in the last two races so time to get ready for 2016.”

A few moments earlier, Mahaney collected $4,000 for winning the small block modified 35 lap feature, at times it was looking like he was going to make it a double.

“We gave it a shot, the track changed some and I changed my lines looking for the right place to go. I think I just missed it just a bit.” The driver of the Doug Emery #33 went on. “It was fun, I just have to thank Doug so much. Running this sprint is a lot of fun and we were close to getting a win with ESS this year.”

Former PST American champion Scott Kreutter brought home the Hoddick family owned #49 in fourth with a late charging Robbie Stillwaggon taking fifth. Rounding out the top ten were Stelter, Bryan Howland, Alain Bergeron, Tommy Wickham and Dylan Swiernik.

360 Shootout – Mark Smith ($3,000), Chuck Hebing ($1,800), Mike Mahaney ($1,000), Scott Kreutter ($750), Robbie Stillwaggon ($600), Mike Stelter ($550), Bryan Howland ($500), Alain Bergeron ($475), Tommy Wickham ($450), Dylan Swiernik ($425), Larry Kelleher ($400), Joe Trenca ($375), Sammy Reakes IV ($350), Darryl Ruggles ($325), Rob Dietrick ($300), George Suprick ($290), Paulie Colagiovanni ($285), Jordan Thomas ($280), Ryan Susice ($275), Dane Lorenc ($270), Steve Hutchinson ($265), Jason Barney ($260), Davie Franek ($255), Dave Axton ($250)

Did Not Qualify – Dave Wickham, David Just, Alysha Ruggles, Justin Barger, Steve Glover, Jonathan Preston, Derrick Juliano.

Lap Leaders – Stelter 1-8, Smith 9-25

Heat Winners – Barney, Mahaney, Stelter

B-Main - Suprick

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STOCKON WINS MSCS SEASON FINALE AT TRI-STATE BRADY SHORT IS CROWNED AS THE 2015 CHAMPION

Haubstadt, IN - October 10, 2015 - Chase Stockon captured the Harvest Cup at the Tri-State Speedway Saturday night. The Elizabethtown, IN, driver started on the pole and no-one could catch him. It took nine laps of racing behind him for a challenger to emerge with the speed to catch him. That was Kyle Cummins who had started seventh. Cummins would strive to close in on the leader only to have Stockon dive into a pack of cars. Stockon was uncanny in dealing with lapped traffic and would somehow emerge with an opportunity to widen his lead again. A restart with only one lap to go in the 30 lap feature presented one final chance for Cummins to challenge for the lead. One lap wasn’t enough time. Chase Stockon capitalized on a great restart and rocketed to his third MSCS win of the season.

In victory lane Stockon was very candid. “There was a lot of pressure behind me. I knew that one slip up could cost me. I needed to run smart. The race got a little tricky but we got the job done. I have struggled a little here this year. Tonight D.J. (Ott) got the car working great!” Stockon was in the familiar 32/TBI Racing sprint sponsored by Crescent Electric, Angle Buildings, FK Shocks, and Ted Brown’s Quality Paint.

Kyle Cummins finished second and Kevin Thomas Jr. was third in the feature. Both were hoping to do better and that racer determination was voiced by them following the event. Cummins and the Rock Steady Racing Team and Kevin Thomas Jr. and the Michael Dutcher Motorsports team attained another podium finish each. 2015 MSCS Champion Brady Short finished fourth. He received the championship trophy along with car owner Cam Pottorff in a pre-race ceremony. 2015 Points runner-up Carson Short was next to complete a very strong top five in the running order.

Critter Malone was on the move after needing to restart at the back of the pack. He was involved in an incident that brought out the first yellow flag for the feature and sent the damaged car of Donny Brackett to the pits. Malone finished the race with a last lap move that placed him sixth. Jeff Bland Jr. was seventh. The remainder of the top ten included Kent Schmidt, Chet Williams, and James Lyerla.

Dakota Jackson received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award with an eleventh place finish. 2015 Rookie of the Year Brandon Morin was twelfth. He was also honored at the pre-race awards ceremony. His battle with Kendall Ruble in the B Main for that last transfer spot went lap after lap. Chet Williams won the B Main. Williams and Morin both gained 8 spots in the feature to lead all contenders for the Hardcharger designation. Chet Williams had the higher finish so he was the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race.

Heat races for the 25 car MSCS field were won by Kevin Thomas Jr., Chase Stockon, and Jeff Bland Jr. Jeff Bland Jr. earned the most passing points in moving up six spots in heat three. This event concluded the season for the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series.

The evening was a fitting season finale for Tri-State Speedway. Competitors and fans can now look forward to racing next spring when the 2016 season begins.

SUMMARY The “Harvest Cup” at Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, IN October 10, 2015

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series: (25 Entries)

First Heat - 17rw Kevin Thomas Jr., 4B Donny Brackett, 28 Brandon Mattox, 21 Carson Short, 11 James Lyerla, 38 Chet Williams, 98 Brandon Morin, 15J Nick Johnson

Second Heat - 32 Chase Stockon, 11P Brady Short, 7m Chris Malone, 3R Kyle Cummins, 5K Kent Schmidt, 4P Brian Karraker, 17 Kendall Ruble, 31 Dylan Shaw, 7 Eddie Lake

Third Heat - 04 Jeff Bland Jr., 10 Aric Gentry, 26 Pat Giddens, 66 Jadon Rogers, 41 Jim Shelton, 90 Patrick Budde, 87 Dave Gross, 3 Dakota Jackson

B Main - 38 Chet Williams, 3 Dakota Jackson, 90 Patrick Budde, 98 Brandon Morin, 17 Kendall Ruble, 31 Dylan Shaw, 87 Dave Gross, 7 Eddie Lake, 15J Nick Johnson (DNS)

Feature (30 Laps) - 32 Chase Stockon, 3R Kyle Cummins, 17rw Kevin Thomas Jr., 11P Brady Short, 21 Carson Short, 7M Chris Malone, 04 Jeff Bland Jr., 5K Kent Schmidt, 38 Chet Williams, 11 James Lyerla, 3 Dakota Jackson, 98 Brandon Morin, 66 Jadon Rogers, 90 Patrick Budde, 26 Pat Giddens, 41 Jim Shelton, 10 Aric Gentry, 4P Brian Karraker, 28 Brandon Mattox, 4B Donny Brackett

 

Justin Sanders locks up first Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo title by winning his 20th overall race of the season on Friday

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – October 11, 2015…The Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo season has been dominated by Watsonville’s Justin Sanders and on Friday night he capped the 2015 campaign the only way it should have been finished off, in victory lane.

Sander’s raced to his ninth Ocean Sprints victory of the year and his 20th overall in what has been a career year for the 23-year-old. It was certainly a year to remember for the North County Plastering/ Fire Protection Management No. 17 team. Sanders won the title by a large 122-point margin over Stockton’s Brad Furr.

“This is pretty awesome to come out here and win our 20th race of the season and wrap up the championship on the same night,” said a very happy Sanders. “It’s been a phenomenal year for us and I can’t thank everyone enough that helps out on this team. We had another great car tonight. To finally win the title at my home track is a pretty special feeling. We’ve got two championships now and hopefully we can go get that Civil War title on November 7 in Stockton.”

Sanders lined up on the pole of the feature and was never seriously challenged during the 30-lapper. Brad Furr ran second from the get go, but was challenged for much of the race by Auburn’s Andy Forsberg. Furr was able to win out in that battle and brought home a runner up finish at the checkered.

“We’re happy to end the season on a good note tonight,” said Furr. “Justin Sanders has had a great season so to finish second to him is nothing to hang our heads at. I want to thank my whole team for their support this season. This is a great place to run at and we enjoy it a lot.” Johnny Key Classic winner Forsberg came home third to continue his solid season at the Ocean Speedway. “We always love coming down here to Ocean and have to congratulate Justin Sanders on a strong year. He’s been the man here this year. I tried hard to get Brad there, but he was good tonight.”

Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson scored fourth at the finish to lock up third in the Ocean Sprints standings, with Fresno’s Koen Shaw earning the High Five Pizza Hard Charger Award finishing fifth. The remainder of the top-10 was filled out by Fremont’s Dustin Golobic, Hayward’s Danny Malfatti, Hollister’s Tony Gualda, Corralitos’ Evan Bonnema and Morgan Hill’s Nick Ringo Jr.

Stay glued to www.racepmg.com for updates in the off season for the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo

 

 

Wood Dominate in NCRA Sprint Finale; Johnson Claims Sixth Title!

Park City, Kansas – October 10, 2015 - Veteran Danny Wood claimed his second straight victory while C.J. Johnson claimed yet another National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car championship as the tour closed out their 2015 race season Saturday night at 81 Speedway in Park City.

J.D. Johnson and Chris Morgan started on the front row for the 25 lap feature and it was Johnson taking the lead as the green flag fell. The start quickly went caution when fourth starting Jack Dover, driving the Gary Swenson #24b, spun off the top of turns three and four.

On the complete restart, Johnson again jumped out front while Tony Bruce, Jr., driving the Danny King owned #e85 sprinter, quickly moved into the runner up position from his third starting position with Jeff Stasa third as one lap was complete. Johnson would quickly open a six car length over Bruce and opened that advantage to a half stretch by lap six.

Johnson reached slower cars on lap eight and behind him, sixth starting Wood had caught and passed Bruce for the runner up position. Wood, utilizing the bottom of the three-eighths mile oval, began to reel in the top running Johnson and was only four lengths behind the leader on lap ten.

That’s when the first caution of the feature would fall when Jon Freeman spun to a stop in turns three and four. This would be detrimental to Freeman as he and Stasa were in a battle for the third position in the final point standings. Freeman would finish in thirteenth in the final run down.

The attempted restart quickly went caution for Rick Wright, Jr.’s spin in turn two

On the restart, Wood was on the leader’s rear bumper and entering turns three and four, drove underneath Johnson and took the lead coming down the front stretch to lead lap eleven.

The final caution waved on lap twelve and when race action finally resumed, so did Woods torrid pace out front as he quickly built a half stretch lead with ten laps to go. The only thing that could have made it possible for Johnson to catch up to the leader was lapped traffic with four remaining, but Wood would worked around the slower cars with ease and go on to claim his second straight series victory in a row and second of the season. J.D. Johnson would settle for second while Bruce came home third. Eighth starting Stu Snyder came home a strong fourth while C.J. Johnson would round out the top five. His fifth place finish, coupled with Jeremy Campbell’s ninth place finish was enough for C.J. to claim his sixth series championship, this coming by 65 points over Campbell. Stasa would finish sixth to solidify third place in the final point standings.

C.J. Johnson and the rest of the top ten touring regulars, who completed in 75% of the series events in 2015, will be officially recognized at the season ending banquet on Saturday night, January 30, 2016, in Wichita, Kansas.

NCRA Sprint Cars

81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas

October 10, 2015

21 Cars

1st Heat: 1) J.D. Johnson, 2) Jack Dover, 3) Stu Snyder, 4) Jay Russell, 5) Josh Fairbank, 6) Raymond Seeman, 7) Keith Meyer

2nd Heat: 1) Tony Bruce, Jr., 2) Danny Wood, 3) C.J. Johnson, 4) Jeremy Campbell, 5) Don Droud, Jr., 6) Forrest Southerland, 7) Jake Greider

3rd Heat: 1) Chris Morgan, 2) Jon Freeman, 3) Jeff Stasa, 4) Rick Wright, Jr., 5) Taylor Velasquez, 6) Casey Wills, 7) Kaden Taylor

A Feature: 1) Danny Wood, 2) J.D. Johnson, 3) Tony Bruce, Jr., 4) Stu Snyder, 5) C.J. Johnson, 6) Jeff Stasa, 7) Don Droud, Jr., 8) Forrest Southerland, 9) Jeremy Campbell, 10) Chris Morgan, 11) Jack Dover, 12) Raymond Seeman, 13) Jon Freeman, 14) Casey Wills, 15) Rick Wright, Jr., 16) Taylor Velasquez, 17) Jake Greider, 18) Paden Phillips, 19) Josh Fairbank, 20) Keith Meyer, 21) Jay Russell

 

 

Tyler Walker goes back-to-back in King of the West Series competition with victory at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway’s KRC Safety Fall Shootout on Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA – October 10, 2015…Since returning to the seat of a Sprint Car in June with the King of the West Sprint Car Series Los Angeles, CA’s Tyler Walker has continued to get stronger & stronger. The 2009 series titlist & crew chief Lee Lindgren have certainly found their championship form from that season, with Walker racing to his second straight and third overall KWS win of the year on Saturday at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway.

It was the 16th victory of Walker’s King of the West career, giving him sole possession of fifth on the all-time series win list. The only drivers ahead of him are Brent & Tim Kaeding, Jonathan Allard and Steve Kent. So far this year in 12 series starts Walker has driven the Richie Rich Motorsports/ Walker Performance Filtration No. 88 to seven podium finishes, including his three wins that have come in Stockton, Ventura and now Tulare. The triumph paid T-Dub $4,000 courtesy extra money from Gary Castro & KRC Safety.

“It feels great to be back in victory lane here at the Thunderbowl and I can’t thank my guys enough for giving me such a great car,” Walker commented. “We turned the fastest lap of the race on the final lap and that is really a testament to my crew chief Lee Lindgren and everyone that works on this 88 car. I was a little worried early because I thought I showed Bud Kaeding the line, but luckily I was able to get by him again and then just hit my marks. We haven’t done much 360 racing this year, but are really looking forward to the Trophy Cup next week.”

The feature came to the line with dash winner & KWS point leader Bud Kaeding on the pole and Walker to his outside. The opening lap saw the duo dice it up for the lead, but it was all for naught as the yellow waved for a slowing DJ Netto. On the ensuing restart Kaeding got the jump on the field and led the opening laps until Walker got a great run off the second corner to battle his way by for the top spot. The track surface was extremely fast all night long, but did widen out for the A-main. The red flag waved on lap-four as Tim Kaeding got upside down. TK was luckily okay, but done for the night.

Different tussles had developed throughout the field, with point leaders Bud Kaeding & Carson Macedo being one of them. The two drivers raced closely together for a number of laps, until Macedo took advantage of a restart to slice his way past for the second spot. Wooster, Ohio’s Jac Haudenschild was fun to watch as always, riding the high-scary side of the Thunderbowl. He along with Fremont’s Shane Golobic, Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi and others fought it out during the 30-lapper.

The biggest drama of the race occurred with just three-laps to go when Bud Kaeding and a lapped car came together in turns one & two. Kaeding was able to restart, but lost lots of track position to his championship rival Macedo, who sat in the second spot.

On the restart Haudenschild tried to fight his way past Macedo, as the youngster tried to keep pace with Walker, who had run the bottom side to perfection over the last half of the race. When the Ed Entz checkered flag waved it was T-Dub crossing under it by 1.002 seconds over Macedo. Haudenschild came home third in his season debut driving for Roth Motorsports. The veteran looks to be one of the favorites as always at next week’s Trophy Cup.

Golobic had an outstanding run in the main event to charge from 13th to fourth, with Scelzi rounding out the top-five. Chico’s Jonathan Allard came home sixth. Fresno’s Cory Eliason was seventh, with Elk Grove’s Bobby McMahan in eighth, Campbell’s Brent Kaeding ninth and Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto in 10th. Bud Kaeding finished the race in 13th and coupled with Macedo’s runner up effort gives us a new point leader for the sixth time in the last seven weekend’s of racing.

As noted Bud Kaeding won the dash, while the B-main went to Jonathan Allard. The four 10-lap heat races were picked off by Mitchell Faccinto, Dominic Scelzi, Placerville’s Andy Gregg and Paradise driver Kyle Hirst. Each heat winner will be awarded $500 courtesy of KRC Safety Company. Bud Kaeding set fast time to begin the night by clocking a 13.383 around the one-third mile clay oval.

The $500 longest tow award courtesy of KRC Safety goes to Crawfordsville, Indiana wheel-man Jacob Wilson. It was nice to have the two-time Little 500 winner on hand during the night. Scott Parker earned the KRC Hard Luck Award after a hot lap flip cut his night short.

A-main finish: 1. 88 Tyler Walker, 2. 21x Carson Macedo, 3. 83 Jac Haudenschild, 4. 22 Shane Golobic, 5. 41 Dominic Scelzi, 6. 3c Jonathan Allard, 7. 00jr Cory Eliason, 8. 25 Bobby McMahan, 9. 69 Brent Kaeding, 10. 37 Mitchell Faccinto, 11. 3 Craig Stidham, 12. 07 Jacob Wilson, 13. 0 Bud Kaeding, 14. 98 Sean Watts, 15. 56 Ryan Bernal, 16. 12 Jarrett Soares, 17. 83jr Kyle Hirst, 18. 16x Andy Gregg, 19. 9s Landon Hurst, 20. 88k Koen Shaw, 21. 35m Tim Kaeding, 22. 88n DJ Netto

The King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series will return to action on Saturday October 24 at the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford for the 30th Cotton Classic. Carson Macedo will bring the point lead into the night; in what will be the next to last event of the season for KWS. The season-finale takes place on November 7 at the Stockton Dirt Track.

The Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway returns with the 22nd annual Southwest Contractors Trophy Cup next week. Tickets continue to be on sale, with all seating in the house reserved. Grandstand tickets cost $40 on Thursday & Friday and $45 on Saturday. Bleacher tickets are $35 on Thursday & Friday and $40 on Saturday. Kids 6-12 are half price and 5 & under are free.

A seating chart is available at www.thunderbowlraceway.com and tickets can be acquired by calling 559-688-0909. The pit gate will be open for teams at 10am on Thursday October 15, with the drivers meeting at 3:30pm sharp. Cars will be on the track a little after 4pm. The ticket booth will open at noon on Thursday & Friday, while Saturday it opens at 10am.

 

 

AHG Sprintcar Series     SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2015

A VERY competitive field will contest the Grand Opening of the 2015-16 AHG Sprintcar Series at the Perth Motorplex this Saturday night.

Originally the field was set for 24 cars but the extra nominations of Ben Ellement and Ken Sartori, along with the expected nomination of Aldo DePaoli, the expected field will be 27 cars.

Hot lapping for the first event is expected to start around 4.50pm with qualifying (two cars at a time) around 5.15pm.

The main show will get underway at 6pm and along with Sprintcars, will feature Late Models, Speedcars, Formula 500s and Wingless Sprints.

After the 25-lap feature race at the end of the night the start of the 16th Motorplex season will be celebrated with a fireworks show.

AHG Sprintcar Series, Rd1 nominations – Perth Motorplex, October 17: 8 David Priolo, 10 Andrew Priolo, 11 Jason Kendrick, 14 Jason Pryde, 20 Ryan Lancaster, 22 Brodie Minchin, 25 Taylor Milling, 32 Jake Beard-Miller, 37 Jacob Lucas, 42 Ben Butcher, 44 Ben Ellement, 45 Daryl Clayden, 46 Lee Nash, 50 Ken Sartori, 57 Shaun Bradford, 66 Robert Watson, 73 Callum Williamson, 77 Brad Maiolo, 79 Scott Chatwin, 83 Troy Lawson, 87 Carl Dowling, 89 Kye Scroop, 90 Ryan Farrell, 96 Aldo DePaoli, 97 Mitchell Wormall, 98 Jamie Buszan, 99 Jamie Maiolo.

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VEAL IS DOUBLE TROUBLE FOR USC RIVALS

 Official press release: Valvoline Raceway / USC

 October 11, 2015
 It was another fantastic night for Victorian Jamie Veal in round two of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW at Valvoline Raceway last night as he stormed to victory in his second consecutive USC round of the season.
 In taking the win Veal becomes the second only driver in VR/PCR history to win the first two main events consecutively in back to back seasons – the other being Garry Rush over thirty years ago.
 The night started off rapidly with Veal taking out the fastest qualifying time in group one for the split qualifying with a 12.456s lap and Toby Bellbowen setting the quickest time in group two with 12.478 seconds.
 16 year old Marcus Dumesny won his first ever Ultimate Sprintcar career heat race in heat one of the non-qualifiers starting from the front row in his Valvoline / Veritas Property Group Maxim.
 The quietly spoken rookie was clearly chuffed with the victory in what many believe will be the first of many over the next few seasons as he smoothly steered the little 372ci power-plant a convincing win.
 Glen Sutherland won heat two of the non-qualifiers in his striking new livery on the GEM #20.
 After setting quick time Veal started in position six in heat one and made his way to the front rapidly by securing a heat race win and a spot in the top eight pole shootout.
 Sydneysider Ian Loudoun started of the front row of heat two in his Essendon Ford J&J and came home with the win also transferring to the top eight pole shootout.
 Parramatta Posse member Max Johnston started on pole for heat three and won with James McFadden in second and Toby Bellbowen closely behind in third.
 Darryl Campbell won heat four from Jordyn Brazier and Robbie Farr, whilst Matt Dumesny had engine troubles while leading and had to change the Maxwill engine in his #57 Valvoline Maxim to get out on the track for the B main.
 The D-Main was won by the improved Shane Sheedy over 17 year old Lachlan Abbott in second as the pair advanced to the back of the very competitive C-Main.
 Four cars transferred from the C-Main to the back of the B-Main by being the first four cars across the line including winner Blake Skipper over Gary Rooke, Mick Saller and Michael Jordan.
 The B-Main was an A-Main anywhere else in the country.
 Without getting through one lap of the B main. Jimmy Matchett and Steve Caunt both had separate spins that fortunately for Matt Dumesny allowed the 21-year-old a little more time to only just make the start of the B main after changing engines.
 16 year old rookie Jordyn Charge came together with the spinning Damien Hart and flipped over in turn four - a small fire erupted but the plucky teenager emerged unhurt with the respect from the crowd on how he’d handled his first night of competition that far.
 The win went to Jackson Delamont over Alex Orr, Craig Brady and Grant Anderson who all made it through the transfer situation to the 30 lap A-Main.
 The Top eight shootout determined who would start from pole position in the A-Main and saw the following battles and results:
 Loudoun V. Johnston - Loudoun wins

 Campbell V. Loudoun – Campbell wins

 Ferguson V. Campbell - Campbell wins

 Farr V. Campbell - Farr wins

 Farr V. Smith - Farr wins

 Farr V. Bellbowen – Farr wins

 Veal V. Farr - Veal starts on pole for the A main with Farr off the front row in second
 Veal grabbed the lead on the start over Farr but Bellbowen rolls over on his side coming on to the main straight in an incident that also takes out Matt Smith and Warren Ferguson – all three had been lively throughout the heats and Pole Shootout.
 Veal would rarely be challenged throughout the race but the battles that went on behind him were epic.
 Robbie Farr avenged the disappointment of his previous week’s crash with a powerful runner up finish with the surprise packet of the event clearly being Darryl Campbell in the stunning Rent Fleet #28 who finished third after an arm-wrestle with former track champion Ian Loudoun that lasted several laps.
 “He did a good job,” conceded Robbie Farr referring to Campbell, “any time the bottom of the track is racy here Darryl is fast like that. He’s a specialist on that part of the track. For me, I’m just glad to get some Chase points and a good result for the boys after last weekend.”
 Loudoun was indeed a racy prospect for fourth in the Dave Challons owned J&J whilst Max Dumesny had a cracker main event running top five in the Valvoline Maxim over the yet again rapid Marty Perovich running sixth.
 Steven Lines was a far more racy prospect this week after a disappointing first round of USC NSW but the hard charging South Aussie managed seventh place ahead of Sam Walsh who again had to pass a stack of cars to work his way into contention.
 Razorback NSW gasser Max Johnston was impressive and ran just outside the top three for many laps before eventually coming home in ninth in what was his raciest performance in some time.
 Central Coast rising star Alex Orr was also a handy proposition in the Meander Village #43 J&J as he continues to grow his footprint in the USC world with his second consecutive A-Main appearance.
 “Fifteenth last week, tenth tonight, that means I should be fifth next week right?” he grinned post race.
 Garry Brazier is showing some real ticker in the first two weeks with an eleventh place showing in the Castrol #21 ahead of Grant Anderson who grabbed the last qualifying spot in the B-Main to place 12th over Jackson Delamont in 13th, Ben Atkinson 14th, Jordyn Brazier 15th, Danny Reidy 16th, Craig Brady 17th and Adrian Maher 18th and classified as the last finisher.

 DNF’s were Jeremy Cross, James Thompson, James McFadden, Toby Bellbowen, Matt Smith and Warren Ferguson.
 Camden’s Ben Nicastri may have had a disappointing start to the night in his heats but he really got his act together in the main event to score a convincing victory in the immaculate #99 AMC Parts despite the best efforts of Central Coast gasser Ryan Fenech in second place and the always lively Clayton Pyne.
 Darren Kane was a surprise omission from the podium but finished in fourth place ahead of impressive 21 year old Jessica Cassidy in fifth, Late Model mover and shaker Bruce McKenzie in sixth, Tim Bink in seventh, Michael Hickey eighth and Robert Carrig ninth.
 Dominant Newcastle Street Stock champion John Lodge Jr continued his reign of terror over his rivals with an all the way win in the Bryan Foyle Stampede with Aaron Barnes finishing right on his bumper and himself just narrowly ahead Andrew Espener.
 The next event at Valvoline Raceway is this Saturday night, October 17 for Round Three of the USC NSW.

 

 

Kemenah Slips Past Blaney To Score All Star Circuit of Champions Win at Eldora

Ruhl Wins NRA Sprint Invaders while Ballou Scores Victory in BOSS Sprint Cars in Eldora Season Finale

ROSSBURG, Ohio (October 10, 2015) – Chad Kemenah moved back past Dale Blaney on lap 21 to score a big victory in the All Star Circuit of Champions season finale at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

Kemenah started on the pole and held the lead for the first 14 laps before Blaney, who started third, went low in turn three and moved past Kemenah to take the point.

Kemenah, from Alveda, Ohio, came back on lap 21 though, and took his car high to repass Blaney and take the victory.

“I needed to get back on the fence and get after it,” Kemenah said. “Either win it or wear it. It’s nice to win here and hopefully go win some more as we have more racing we are going to do.”

Blaney, the All Star 2015 champion finished in the runner up spot, while Steve Kinser was third. Tim Shaffer and Rico Abreu rounded out the top five. Abreu worked his way up from 22nd.

There was one big accident on lap 18 when Sheldon Haudenschild caught the outside wall and flipped in Turn 4. He was not injured.

In the winged NRA (National Racing Alliance) Sprint Invaders A-Feature, Kyle Sauder took the lead on lap two and had a big lead, before he attempted to pass a lapped car on the outside in turn one. His car made hard contact with the wall and violently flipped before coming to rest in between turns one and two. He was not injured.

That put Ryan Ruhl, from Coldwater, Michigan, in front and he led the rest of the way winning by 1.5 seconds over Jared Hortsman. Devon Dobie was third, while Randy Hannagan and Tanner Thorson rounded out the top-five.

“I can’t believe it,” Ruhl said. “This is incredible. I can’t explain it. I was impressed just to race here, let alone win a race here. This is awesome.”

In the non-winged BOSS (Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series) Robert Ballou from Rocklin, California mastered Eldora’s cushion. He built a 7.1 second lead when a caution came out due to debris.

When the race restarted, Bryan Clauson moved from third to second, but couldn’t track down Ballou who won by 1.1 seconds.

“We came here a couple of weeks ago for the Four Crown with a new race car and it wasn’t what it supposed to be,” Ballou said. “This thing is about 10 years old and I’ve haven’t run it since 2011. We took all the parts off the other car and this is one hell of a Maxim chassis. We busted our butts to get this thing finished. We got done about 2 pm today.”

Chad Boespflug, Hunter Schuerenberg and Scotty Weir finished third, fourth and fifth.

This was the final race at Eldora in 2015 with the next event being the Championship Awards Banquet in January 2016.

UNOH Sprintacular October 10, 2015

All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars -

Qualifying 1.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.841; 2.1B-Dale Blaney, 13.032; 3.1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.056; 4.49-Tanner Thorson, 13.060; 5.19M-Brent Marks, 13.087; 6.11-Steve Kinser, 13.099; 7.21-Cap Henry, 13.117; 8.18-Ian Madsen, 13.156; 9.20W-Greg Wilson, 13.191; 10.2L-Logan Forler, 13.198; 11.89-Cody Darrah, 13.223; 12.59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.226; 13.11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.270; 14.17W-Bryan Clauson, 13.271; 15.94-Ryan Smith, 13.279; 16.8-Bryan Sebetto, 13.279; 17.45-Tim Shaffer, 13.282; 18.25-Jack Sodeman, 13.287; 19.25J-Jimmy Seger, 13.353; 20.7W-Logan Wagner, 13.377; 21.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.397; 22.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.417; 23.24-Rico Abreu, 13.422; 24.60-Kory Crabtree, 13.428; 25.13M-Brandon Matus, 13.431; 26.19-Chris Andrews, 13.438; 27.4H-Tracy Hines, 13.460; 28.9X-Cole Duncan, 13.468; 29.57X-Andrew Palker, 13.479; 30.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.495; 31.4-Danny Smith, 13.495; 32.59N-Bryan Nuckles, 13.496; 33.49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.561; 34.71M-Paul May, 13.575; 35.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.589; 36.22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.630; 37.6-Bill Rose, 13.643; 38.38-Jared Horstman, 13.732; 39.16X-Ryan Ruhl, 13.806; 40.11R-Chase Ridenour, 13.970; 41.53W-Bill Wirth, 13.977; 42.85-Mike Terry, 14.736;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 2. 11-Steve Kinser[2] ; 3. 25-Jack Sodeman[1] ; 4. 49-Tanner Thorson[3] ; 5. 9X-Cole Duncan[6] ; 6. 4-Danny Smith[8] ; 7. 38-Jared Horstman[9] ; 8. 13M-Brandon Matus[5] ; 9. 57X-Andrew Palker[7]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps) 1. 59-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 2. 8-Bryan Sebetto[1] ; 3. 89-Cody Darrah[3] ; 4. 2L-Logan Forler[4] ; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[5] ; 6. 4H-Tracy Hines[6] ; 7. 22B-Ryan Broughton[7] ; 8. 53W-Bill Wirth[8] ; 9. 85-Mike Terry[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps) 1. 7W-Logan Wagner[1] ; 2. 21-Cap Henry[4] ; 3. 17W-Bryan Clauson[3] ; 4. 25J-Jimmy Seger[2] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 6. 60-Kory Crabtree[6] ; 7. 49D-Shawn Dancer[8] ; 8. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[7]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps) 1. 20W-Greg Wilson[2] ; 2. 1ST-Gary Taylor[4] ; 3. 94-Ryan Smith[1] ; 4. 18-Ian Madsen[3] ; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 6. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[7] ; 7. 19-Chris Andrews[5] ; 8. 11R-Chase Ridenour[8]

Heat 5, Group E - (8 Laps) 1. 45-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 2. 19M-Brent Marks[3] ; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan[2] ; 4. 1B-Dale Blaney[4] ; 5. 71M-Paul May[6] ; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[7] ; 7. 24-Rico Abreu[5]

Dash - (6 Laps) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 2. 11-Steve Kinser[3] ; 3. 1B-Dale Blaney[10] ; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 5. 7W-Logan Wagner[2] ; 6. 8-Bryan Sebetto[5] ; 7. 20W-Greg Wilson[7] ; 8. 21-Cap Henry[9] ; 9. 19M-Brent Marks[8] ; 10. 49-Tanner Thorson[6] ; 11. 1ST-Gary Taylor[12] ; 12. 59-Danny Holtgraver[11]

B-Main - (12 Laps) 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 24-Rico Abreu[3] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 4. 19-Chris Andrews[6] ; 5. 60-Kory Crabtree[4] ; 6. 9X-Cole Duncan[8] ; 7. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[19] ; 8. 13M-Brandon Matus[5] ; 9. 4H-Tracy Hines[7] ; 10. 57X-Andrew Palker[9] ; 11. 35-Stuart Brubaker[10] ; 12. 71M-Paul May[14] ; 13. 22B-Ryan Broughton[16] ; 14. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[15] ; 15. 38-Jared Horstman[18] ; 16. 49D-Shawn Dancer[13] ; 17. 11R-Chase Ridenour[20] ; 18. 85-Mike Terry[22] ; 19. 53W-Bill Wirth[21] ; 20. 6-Bill Rose[17] ; 21. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[12]

A-Main - (30 Laps) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 2. 1B-Dale Blaney[3] ; 3. 11-Steve Kinser[2] ; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 5. 24-Rico Abreu[22] ; 6. 20W-Greg Wilson[7] ; 7. 7W-Logan Wagner[5] ; 8. 21-Cap Henry[8] ; 9. 89-Cody Darrah[14] ; 10. 59-Danny Holtgraver[12] ; 11. 1ST-Gary Taylor[11] ; 12. 8-Bryan Sebetto[6] ; 13. 19M-Brent Marks[9] ; 14. 17W-Bryan Clauson[15] ; 15. 94-Ryan Smith[16] ; 16. 11N-Randy Hannagan[17] ; 17. 49-Tanner Thorson[10] ; 18. 18-Ian Madsen[20] ; 19. 81-Lee Jacobs[23] ; 20. 25J-Jimmy Seger[19] ; 21. 57X-Andrew Palker[26] ; 22. 19-Chris Andrews[24] ; 23. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[21] ; 24. 2L-Logan Forler[18] ; 25. 4-Danny Smith[25] ; 26. 25-Jack Sodeman[13]

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NRA Sprint Invaders

Qualifying 1.20B-Butch Schroeder, 14.241; 2.16-Ryan Ruhl, 14.260; 3.77X-Tanner Thorson, 14.281; 4.6S-Greg Wilson, 14.383; 5.35R-Ron Blair, 14.424; 6.83-Kyle Sauder, 14.437; 7.23-Devon Dobie, 14.467; 8.11N-Ed Neumeister, 14.481; 9.30-Hud Horton, 14.499; 10.10-Mitch Brown, 14.519; 11.22R-Kevin Roberts Jr., 14.540; 12.18-Todd Heuerman, 14.565; 13.12R-Nick Roberts, 14.577; 14.00-Jim Neir, 14.586; 15.10J-CJ Jones, 14.610; 16.11-Tim Allison, 14.633; 17.17-Jared Horstman, 14.641; 18.31-Andy Teunessen, 14.656; 19.49-Shawn Dancer, 14.665; 20.77-Dain Naida, 14.672; 21.28H-Phil Gressman, 14.679; 22.33M-Max Stambaugh, 14.680; 23.15-Brandon Ferguson, 14.819; 24.16B-Dakota Busche, 14.846; 25.23G-Joe Geibe, 15.085; 26.2CK-Kenny Long, 15.129; 27.11G-Luke Griffith, 15.156; 28.22H-Randy Hannagan, 99.991;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 20B-Butch Schroeder[6] ; 2. 11-Tim Allison[1] ; 3. 12R-Nick Roberts[2] ; 4. 33M-Max Stambaugh[8] ; 5. 23-Devon Dobie[4] ; 6. 6S-Greg Wilson[5] ; 7. 22H-Randy Hannagan[10] ; 8. 49-Shawn Dancer[7] ; 9. 10-Mitch Brown[3] ; 10. 23G-Joe Geibe[9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 17-Jared Horstman[1] ; 2. 00-Jim Neir[2] ; 3. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr.[3] ; 4. 16-Ryan Ruhl[6] ; 5. 11N-Ed Neumeister[4] ; 6. 15-Brandon Ferguson[8] ; 7. 35R-Ron Blair[5] ; 8. 77-Dain Naida[7] ; 9. 2CK-Kenny Long[9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 83-Kyle Sauder[5] ; 2. 77X-Tanner Thorson[6] ; 3. 31-Andy Teunessen[1] ; 4. 18-Todd Heuerman[3] ; 5. 28H-Phil Gressman[7] ; 6. 30-Hud Horton[4] ; 7. 16B-Dakota Busche[8] ; 8. 11G-Luke Griffith[9] ; 9. 10J-CJ Jones[2]

B-Main (10 Laps) 1. 35R-Ron Blair[2] ; 2. 6S-Greg Wilson[1] ; 3. 49-Shawn Dancer[6] ; 4. 10-Mitch Brown[4] ; 5. 22H-Randy Hannagan[13] ; 6. 30-Hud Horton[3] ; 7. 15-Brandon Ferguson[8] ; 8. 11G-Luke Griffith[12] ; 9. 77-Dain Naida[7] ; 10. 16B-Dakota Busche[9] ; 11. 10J-CJ Jones[5]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 16-Ryan Ruhl[5] ; 2. 17-Jared Horstman[12] ; 3. 23-Devon Dobie[2] ; 4. 22H-Randy Hannagan[20] ; 5. 77X-Tanner Thorson[4] ; 6. 20B-Butch Schroeder[6] ; 7. 6S-Greg Wilson[17] ; 8. 11N-Ed Neumeister[1] ; 9. 18-Todd Heuerman[8] ; 10. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr.[7] ; 11. 35R-Ron Blair[16] ; 12. 11-Tim Allison[11] ; 13. 33M-Max Stambaugh[15] ; 14. 49-Shawn Dancer[18] ; 15. 10-Mitch Brown[19] ; 16. 12R-Nick Roberts[9] ; 17. 31-Andy Teunessen[13] ; 18. 00-Jim Neir[10] ; 19. 83-Kyle Sauder[3] ; 20. 28H-Phil Gressman[14]

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BOSS Sprint Cars

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 89-Shawn Westerfeld[2] ; 2. 21S-Dallas Hewitt[4] ; 3. 7-Bryan Clauson[9] ; 4. 11S-Hunter Schuerenberg[10] ; 5. 9X-Gary Taylor[6] ; 6. 0-Steve Irwin[7] ; 7. 96-Riley VanHise[1] ; 8. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[5] ; 9. 26-Justin Owen[3]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 12-Robert Ballou[10] ; 2. 14c-Cooper Clouse[1] ; 3. 9N-Luke Hall[8] ; 4. 22S-Landon Simon[6] ; 5. 53-Steve Little[3] ; 6. 14W-Chad Wilson[2] ; 7. 18-Bob Distol[9] ; 8. 31-Chuck Wilson[4] ; 9. 7M-Brandon Moore[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 74-JT Stapp[2] ; 2. 17-Max McGhee[4] ; 3. 4F-Michael Fischesser[3] ; 4. 71B-Stratton Briggs[1] ; 5. 32-Jarrett Abrams[6] ; 6. 19-Joe Bares[7] ; 7. 59J-Kirk Jefferies[9] ; 8. 3-Joe Butera[5] ; 9. 71-Dwayne Spille[8]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps) 1. 23E-Tyler Courtney[2] ; 2. 77-Dustin Smith[1] ; 3. 320-Bill Rose[6] ; 4. 2M-Brandon Spithaler[9] ; 5. 5J-Joss Moffit[5] ; 6. 23S-Kyle Simon[3] ; 7. 11A-David Applegate[4] ; 8. 21H-Travis Hery[7] ; 9. 44-Dickie Gaines[8]

Heat 5 - (8 Laps) 1. 18W-Scotty Weir[4] ; 2. 29-Logan Jarrett[8] ; 3. 18A-Jarett Andretti[7] ; 4. 4T-Josh Turner[2] ; 5. 15-Brandon Whited[5] ; 6. 11B-Travis Berryhill[3] ; 7. 13M-Brandon Matus[6] ; 8. 32M-Mike Miller[9] ; 9. 5-Bob McMillin[1]

Heat 6 - (8 Laps) 1. 46-Cody Gardner[1] ; 2. 57-Chad Boespflug[3] ; 3. 69R-Todd Kane[4] ; 4. 08-Andy Feil[2] ; 5. 17N-Nick Bilbee[8] ; 6. 12X-Kent Wolters[7] ; 7. 10S-Joy Steineback[5] ; 8. 91X-Aaron Middaugh[6] ; 9. 97J-Andy Fike[9]

B-Main 1 (12 Laps) 1. 11S-Hunter Schuerenberg[1] ; 2. 9X-Gary Taylor[4] ; 3. 15-Brandon Whited[6] ; 4. 0-Steve Irwin[7] ; 5. 11B-Travis Berryhill[9] ; 6. 13M-Brandon Matus[12] ; 7. 71B-Stratton Briggs[2] ; 8. 32M-Mike Miller[15] ; 9. 32-Jarrett Abrams[5] ; 10. 59J-Kirk Jefferies[11] ; 11. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[13] ; 12. 96-Riley VanHise[10] ; 13. 26-Justin Owen[16] ; 14. 97-Scott Hardman[19] ; 15. 5-Bob McMillin[18] ; 16. 71-Dwayne Spille[17] ; 17. 3-Joe Butera[14] ; 18. 19-Joe Bares[8] ; 19. 4T-Josh Turner[3]

B-Main 2 (12 Laps) 1. 22S-Landon Simon[1] ; 2. 2M-Brandon Spithaler[2] ; 3. 17N-Nick Bilbee[6] ; 4. 08-Andy Feil[3] ; 5. 53-Steve Little[4] ; 6. 44-Dickie Gaines[17] ; 7. 14W-Chad Wilson[7] ; 8. 23S-Kyle Simon[8] ; 9. 7M-Brandon Moore[16] ; 10. 10S-Joy Steineback[12] ; 11. 18-Bob Distol[10] ; 12. 91X-Aaron Middaugh[15] ; 13. 11A-David Applegate[11] ; 14. 21H-Travis Hery[14] ; 15. 97J-Andy Fike[18] ; 16. 5J-Joss Moffit[5] ; 17. 31-Chuck Wilson[13] ; 18. 12X-Kent Wolters[9] ; 19. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[19]

A-Main (25 Laps) 1. 12-Robert Ballou[3] ; 2. 7-Bryan Clauson[13] ; 3. 57-Chad Boespflug[10] ; 4. 11S-Hunter Schuerenberg[19] ; 5. 18W-Scotty Weir[12] ; 6. 23E-Tyler Courtney[8] ; 7. 21S-Dallas Hewitt[6] ; 8. 46-Cody Gardner[11] ; 9. 69R-Todd Kane[18] ; 10. 29-Logan Jarrett[4] ; 11. 15-Brandon Whited[23] ; 12. 320-Bill Rose[16] ; 13. 77-Dustin Smith[2] ; 14. 89-Shawn Westerfeld[1] ; 15. 9X-Gary Taylor[21] ; 16. 17-Max McGhee[9] ; 17. 18A-Jarett Andretti[17] ; 18. 4F-Michael Fischesser[15] ; 19. 17N-Nick Bilbee[24] ; 20. 2M-Brandon Spithaler[22] ; 21. 74-JT Stapp[7] ; 22. 9N-Luke Hall[14] ; 23. 14c-Cooper Clouse[5] ; 24. 22S-Landon Simon[20]

About Eldora Speedway:

Since carved from a cornfield in the natural amphitheater that existed between the Eldora Ballroom and the Wabash River by bandleader Earl Baltes in 1954, Eldora Speedway has grown to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Celebrating its 62nd season in 2015, Eldora hosts the biggest events in short-track racing including the 21st annual Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers; the 32nd annual Kings Royal Weekend; the third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 1-800-Car-Cash Mud Summer Classic; and the 45th annual World 100. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 62nd consecutive season, including ticket and campsite information, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com and can be requested by phone at (937) 338-3815. Fans can get behind-the-scenes access of Eldora Speedway by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at www.facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedwayInc. The Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad and Android is available for free download via iTunes and Google Play.

 

 

Jason Meyers Wins Thrilling Battle While Cory Eliason and Mitchell Faccinto Win The Wars During The Duinkerken Farms King of King’s 360 Finale

Mike Schott, and Ron Hurt also scored victories at the Keller Auto Speedway

(Hanford, CA)- During the Duinkerken Farms King of Kings 360ci season finale event at the Keller Auto Speedway on Saturday night, Jason Meyers escaped as the victor during a thrilling 30-lap Feature event as Mitchell Faccinto was crowned the Battle of the Milk Can Champion, and Cory Eliason claimed the King of King’s 360 Season Championship. Mike Schott was able to best the RaceSaver 305 division in what was a wild race, and Ron Hurt was dominant during the IMCA Stock Car feature event.

Kyle Hirst and Mitchell Faccinto led the 22-car field to green, and after battling side-by-side for the first lap, Hirst was able to get the advantage and lead early on the immaculately prepared Keller Auto Speedway.

Following a lap two caution, Jonathan Allard moved into the third spot on lap five, and chased after the lead duo, of Hirst and Faccinto who were racing hard and approaching lapped traffic.

On the ninth lap, Faccinto was able to get around Hirst and assume the lead and break away, as Hirst, Allard, and Jason Meyers waged war on each other battling for track position.

Just past the halfway point, Hirst would close in on Faccinto as Meyers looked to make it a three-car battle for the lead. Lap 19 saw Hirst get back by Faccinto for the race lead, and a few laps later, Meyers would follow suit, as he had a head of steam and his sights set on the top spot.

Using the low side of the speedway, Meyers was able to grab the lead, as Hirst ran second, and Carson Macedo worked his way into the top three. Over the final laps, Hirst would pressure Meyers, but Meyers would not be denied on this night as he parked the Tarlton and Son Inc. No. 21 machine in victory lane over Hirst, Macedo, Faccinto, and DJ Netto.

With his fourth place run, Mitchell Faccinto earned the inaugural Battle For The Milk Can title, while Cory Eliason was able to claim the 2015 Duinkerken Farms King of Kings 360’s Championship.

The RaceSaver 305 division put on quite a memorable 20-lap A Main event. It was young Jared Faria jumping out to the early lead, but he would feel pressure from the division’s most recent winner, Monty Ferriera. As the duo battled hard up front, Ferriera would take over the race lead on lap eight, only to see Faria return the favor on the ninth circuit.

Following a lap 13 restart, Mike Schott would make a big move from the fifth spot to take over the third spot two laps before the leaders got together to bring out a caution on lap 15.

With Schott up front, he would pull away from Vaughn Schott and pick up his first RaceSaver 305 win. Vaughn Schott would hold off Monty Ferriera’s challenge for second on the last lap, while Chris Ennis would finish third, Ferriera fourth, and Faria would round out the top-five.

Ron Hurt turned in a strong performance to grab the IMCA Stock Car feature event win. Using a move out of turn two on the opening lap, Hurt jumped out front and quickly began distancing himself from the rest of the field.

With a mid-race caution erasing a sizeable lead, Hurt would feel pressure from Troy Patee during the race’s closing laps, but was able to fend off the challenge as he completed the Stock Car sweep on this night after winning the earlier heat race.

Patee would finish second, Cory McDonald finished third, Pat Biggs fourth, and Kris Mancebo would finish in the fifth spot.

ON TAP- The Keller Auto Speedway will take the upcoming weekend off before the King of the West Sprints return for The Cotton Classic on October 24th in what will be there second and final visit of the 2015 season.

STAY CONNECTED- Stay up to speed with all things Keller Auto Speedway by visiting the website at www.kellerautospeedway.com, by following us on Twitter @KellerAutoSpeed, or by liking us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KingsSpeedwayOfficialSite. The Keller Auto Speedway is located at 801 10th Ave Hanford, CA 93230.

 

 

Thorson Takes Night One of Shaheen's Super Weekend Friday, October 10th

Jacksonville, IL - Taking the action-packed opening night of the Shaheen's Super Weekend at the ¼ mile Jacksonville Speedway, Tanner Thorson claimed his third POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series victory of 2015. Korey Weyant of Springfield, Illinois won the first ever POWRi Lucas Oil D II-sanctioned midget race.

While Bryan Clauson started on the pole of the 30 lap feature event, it would be Justin Peck from the second position getting the jump off turn four for the initial lead. Setting a solid pace reminiscent of his Spoon River victory, Peck's stride would be slowed with four laps in the books as Ryan Robinson would get upside down in turn three, collecting Terry Babb. Coming back to green, Peck would take right back to rim-riding the slick quarter mile with Clauson in tow. Entering turn three, Clauson would dive to the bottom as the duo began to exchange the top position, until Clauson would barely edge ahead for lap seven.

One lap later, Austin Prock would get into the turn one wall, resulting in Kyle Schuett making contact and spinning around, collecting Alex Sewell in the process. With both drivers lined back up at the tail end of the field, Clauson would show the way as both he and Peck would rip the cushion. On lap 11 the red flag would fly after Justin Peck went in deep for the slide job, ending with the Duracoat Products-Esslinger-powered DRC #5X hopping up the track and into the #91T driven by Tyler Thomas, sending the BT Machine-Esslinger-powered Spike for a ride, collecting Zach Daum.

Returning back to green, Clauson would take the green, only to lose power off turn four coming back around and appear to start to pull off the track, but making the last-minute decision to stay on the track, making contact with Thomas Messeraul sending the 5ive-6ix, Inc. Esslinger-powered Triple X for a ride into the turn one wall. Messeraul would collect Tucker Klaasmeyer, Austin Prock, and Kevin Thomas, Jr.

Inheriting the lead, Darren Hagen would lead the field back to green with Tanner Thorson in tow, followed by Spencer Bayston. On lap 14, Rico Abreu would move in the third positon, but it wouldn't be until lap 20 for Thorson's Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports Toyota-powered Bullet to power around the outside of Hagen exiting turn two for the lead. Even with lap traffic, Hagen would be unable to get within striking distance of Thorson to challenge for the lead. Rico Abreu would bring home third, while Spencer Bayston finished fourth. Zach Daum would finish fifth after coming from the tail due to an early race incident with 11 laps down.

"I can't thank this team enough," said Thorson. "They work their butts off. Keith was unable to make it tonight, but Big Al, Pete, and Chuckie gave me an awesome car to take home the win. Every time we've been here, I seem to lead every single lap until the last five laps and then Rico and Bell get by me every single time. We were able to start in the back tonight and win and that's pretty cool."

"I've got to thank everybody here on my race team," said Hagen. "Without this team, I wouldn't be here. This is my seventh midget championship. It's been a lot of fun with this race team. It's one of the most fun I've been a part of. "

"Hat's off to Tanner, he drove his butt off," said Abreu. "Congratulations to Darren on his championship. We just need to start a little farther up front in these races. It's pretty difficult to start run the cushion there at the end, but all in all, it was a good night."

Korey Weyant of Springfield, Illinois won the first POWRi Lucas Oil DII Midget Series sanctioned event, followed by Jake Neuman of New Berlin, Illinois and Mitchell Davis of Auburn, Illinois. Starting on the outside front row, Weyant took the top position from pole-sitter Jake Neuman on lap five and never looked back. While second and third place drivers were glued to the fence for a majority of the event, Weyant stayed to the bottom of the high-banked ¼ mile.

Slowed only for one yellow, Weyant paced the field after Dave Anderson looped his machine on the front stretch with apparent front end problems. Neuman and Davis were unable to challenge for the lead, even after being bunched back up for the caution. Kurt Mayhew brought home fourth, while Austin Archdale rounded out the top five.

"The track was tough," said Weyant. "It was real slick. Just had to tool the bottom and stay as low as you could. He slipped up a little bit and I took advantage. I wasn't going to let anybody back by me."

"I've run a couple of the lightning sprint races," said Neuman. "It's fun. It's a series that will be coming up. It's fun and affordable."

"It wasn't bad, but hoping for better," said Davis. "Missed just a little bit on the setup for going into the corner tonight. It was a tricky cushion. It was a blast to drive."

Midgets

Ford Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 5X - Justin Peck, Heat 2: 56 - Thomas Messeraul, Heat 3: 91T - Tyler Thomas, Heat 4: 63 - Bryan Clauson

Toyota Semi Feature Winner: 7 - Austin Brown

Great Clips Feature Winner: 67 - Tanner Thorson

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 67 - Tanner Thorson, 2. 17 - Darren Hagen, 3. 97 - Rico Abreu, 4. 39 - Spencer Bayston, 5. 5D - Zach Daum, 6. 57 - Daniel Robinson, 7. 22 - Andy Malpocker, 8. 39C - Payton Pierce, 9. 7 - Austin Brown, 10. 11A - Andrew Felker, 11. 27 - Tucker Klaasmeyer, 12. 8 - Alex Sewell, 13. 9K - Kyle Schuett, 14. 47 - Keith Rauch, 15. 41 - Austin Prock, 16. 5X - Justin Peck, 17. 63 - Bryan Clauson, 18. 91T - Tyler Thomas, 19. 56 - Thomas Messeraul, 20. 67K - Kevin Thomas, Jr, 21. 88 - Terry Babb, 22. 71 - Ryan Robinson

D II Midgets

Ford Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 0 - Johnny Murdock, Heat 2: 31J - Jake Neuman

Great Clips Feature Winner: 7X - Korey Weyant

POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series Feature Results (20 laps): 1. 7X - Korey Weyant, 2. 31J - Jake Neuman, 3. 56 - Mitchell Davis, 4. 21 - Kurt Mayhew, 5. 2 - Austin Archdale, 6. 09 - Robbie McQuinn, 7. 0 - Johnny Murdock, 8. 10C - Max Pozsgai, 9. 69 - Aaron Hull, 10. 15M - Shane Morgan, 11. 95 - Mike Larson, 12. 2A - Andrew Hennig, 13. 59 - John Smith, 14. 0A - Clint Woolbright, 15. 47 - David Anderson, 16. 17 - Jackie Willis, 17. 40JR - Chase McDermand, 18. 0D - Bobby Lynn, 19. 71 ½ - Robert Bell, 20. 7 - David Baugh

For more information, visit www.powri.com.

 

 

Night 1 of Shaheen’s Super Weekend

Jacksonville, Illinois – 10/9/15 – Four-time defending MOWA Champion Jerrod Hull regains points lead as Paul Nienhiser’s bad luck continues at Jacksonville.

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Contingency Winners – Vahlco Hard Luck Award (Free front Vahlco Wheel):Paul Nienhiser; BMRS Hard Charger ($25 certificate): Robbie Standridge (20th to 9th); DMI Heat Winner ($Product Certificate): Jimmy Hurley.

A-Main (25-laps)

1. Rico Abreu (2)

2. Jimmy Hurley (1)

3. Jim Moughan (4)

4. Brad Loyet (6)

5. Parker Price Miller (3)

6. Jerrod Hull (12)

7. Aaron Andruskevitch (10)

8. Joey Moughan (9)

9. Robbie Standridge (20)

10. AJ Bruns (19)

11. Jake Blackhurst (5)

12. Bret Tripplett (8)

13. Terry Babb (14)

14. Logan Faucon (17)

15. Zach Daum (16)

16. Joe B Miller (18)

17. Korey Weyant (13)

18. Jimmy Bridgeman (11)

19. Steven Russel (15)

20. Cory Bruns (7)

Heat Race 1: (10-laps)

1. Jimmy Hurley (1)

2. Jim Moughan (5)

3. Bret Tripplett (4)

4. Jake Blackhurst (7)

5. Jerrod Hull (8)

6. Korey Weyant (10)

7. Logan Faucon (9)

8. Kevin Petty (2)

9. Tyler Settlemoir (3)

10. Paul Nienhiser (6)

Heat Race 2: (10 laps)

1. Rico Abreu (4)

2. Cory Bruns (2)

3. Terry Babb (1)

4. Aaron Andruskevitch (6)

5. Steven Russel (7)

6. Robbie Standridge (5)

7. Jacob Patton (3)

8. Chris Urish (9)

9. Austin Brown (10)

10. Mark Tischer (8)

Heat Race 3: (10 laps)

1. Parker Price Miller (2)

2. Brad Loyet (5)

3. Joey Moughan (4)

4. Jimmy Bridgeman (6)

5. Zach Daum (7)

6. AJ Bruns (3)

7. Joe B Miller (9)

8. Jeremy Standridge (8)

9. Travis Howard (N/A)

10. Cale Thomas (1)

Fast Dash: (6 Laps, finishing order determined starting position of A –feature)

1. Jimmy Hurley (2)

2. Rico Abreu (6)

3. Parker Price Miller (3)

4. Jim Moughan (5)

5. Jake Blackhurst (1)

6. Brad Loyet (4)

B-Main: (12 Laps – top 4 transfer to the A-feature)

1. Logan Faucon (1)

2. Joe B Miller (2)

3. AJ Bruns (4)

4. Robbie Standridge (3)

5. Jeremy Standridge (7)

6. Kevin Petty (10)

7. Paul Nienhiser (13)

8. Jacob Patton (6)

9. Austin Brown (8)

10. Mark Tischer (12)

11. Travis Howard (9)

12. Chris Urish (5)

13. Tyler Settlemoir (11)

14. Cale Thomas (14)

The next race for the Neal Tire MOWA Sprint Car Series presented by Casey’s General Stores will be held Saturday, October 10, 2015 at the Jacksonville Speedway to round out the 2015 race season. This will be the second day of the Shaheen’s Super Weekend featuring the Ron Milton Race of Champions. For more information, please visit the Official Series website at www.midwestopenwheel.com.

 

 

Jace Vander Weerd, Monty Ferriera, and Cory Elliot Score Wins at Keller Auto Speedway on Saturday Night

(Hanford, CA)- An all open wheel program on Saturday night at the Keller Auto Speedway saw Jace Vander Weerd lead all 30-laps with the USAC West Coast 360 Series to claim the Jim Evett Memorial, while Cory Elliot dominated the USAC Western States Midget event, and Monty Ferriera was victorious with the RaceSaver 305’s.

Vander Weerd and Troy Rutherford would lead the USAC West Coast 360’s to green, with Vander Weerd getting the early jump as Mike Spencer and Danny Faria took over the second and third positions before a the red flag flew on lap three.

When the action finally resumed after a pile up on the lap-three restart, Vander Weerd would continue to lead the way, though he would feel heavy pressure from second running Spencer.

Continuing to lead over Spencer, Faria, and Jake Swanson, Vander Weerd was extremely smooth on the bottom of the speedway. With the caution again waiving with just two laps remaining, Vander Weerd would nail the final restart, as he went on to pick up the win over Spencer, Faria and Jake Swanson.

By leading all 30-laps, Vander Weerd would take home an extra $3000 that was put up by the Evett family, as Vander Weerd now joins his brother, Richard as a winner of the Jim Evett Memorial.

In the USAC Western States Midget event, it was all about Cory Elliot. From the front row, Elliott simply took off and hid from the field on this night. Despite a pair of early cautions, Elliot was able to open up a sizeable lead as he picked up the win by six seconds.

The midget race did offer a bit of drama on Saturday night though as series point leader, Ronnie Gardner, was collected in a lap three wreck. Able to make repairs, Gardner would put on an equally impressive showing as he charged from the tail end of the field to finish in the third spot.

Sean Dodenhoff would finish in the second spot, Gardner third, and Michael Faccinto would finish in the fourth spot.

After finishing in the second position during the Western States RaceSaver 305’s last visit to the Keller Auto Speeedway, Monty Ferriera would not be denied on this night.

Lining up on the front row of the feature event alongside Jared Faria, Ferriera would show patience in the opening stages of the race, as he would make his move on the fourth lap.

With Ferriera out in front, Chris Ennis would work his way into the second spot on the eighth lap with Faria holding down the third spot.

As the race came to a close, Ferriera extended his lead, but the battle for third picked up between Jesse Mack and Vaughn Schott. Exchanging the spot three times over the final two laps, Schott would grab the spot at line.

Ferriera would take the win handedly over Ennis, Schott and Mack.

ON TAP- The Keller Auto Speedway will be back in action on Friday night for the conclusion of the Duinkerken Farms King of Kings 360 point season and their Battle of the Milk Can finale. Also on the card is the RaceSaver Western States 305’s, the IMCA Stock Cars and the Vintage cars.

 

 

United Rebel Sprint Series 2015 Season Recap

The United Rebel Sprint Series capped off its Tenth Season Celebration with all four of its Points Championships going down to the wire in the final race of the season. Parity was the name of the game this season with the URSS as it had only three repeat winners. It is the bedrock that the series was founded on and provides the fans the best show on dirt year after year.

The 2015 Myers Engine URSS National Point Series featured nine different winners in the ten races which comprised Championship. The Championship went down to the wire as the top four spots were within 34 points of each other. Arvada, Colorado’s Jake Bubak prevailed to become the only driver in URSS history to take the National Championship three consecutive years. Bubak’s road to the crown wasn’t without its drama as a rare DQ at the Bullring Nationals on July 31 in Lacrosse Kansas left an opening for the other challengers to take advantage of. But Bubak used consistent finishes in the remaining nine races to capture the crown finishing no worse than seventh place in those races to three peat as the URSS Champion.

The 2015 Myers Engine URSS National Rookie of the Year went down to the wire as well as a pair of fourteen year old drivers went to the final race. Greeley Colorado’s Austin McClean and Liberal Kansas’s Tracey Hill took to the track to duke it out to which of the young guns would walk away with the title. The pair made all 10 National Point races in the 2015 season which made for a classic showdown. The points lead shifted back and forth during the season between the two and was the closest ROY race in URSS History. Austin McClean used his qualifying for 6 out of the 10 National Feature races giving him the edge he needed to take the 2015 Myers Engine URSS National Rookie of the Year Championship by a mere 8 points.

The 2015 Kansas Region points’ battle was a tight one as well, with parity also being the main story as well. In the 19 races held in the Kansas Region 15 different drivers took the checkered flag during the 2015 season. Quinter Kansas’s Zach Blurton took the Championship with a string of top ten finishes including a three wins this season. Blurton made all but one of the 19 races in the Kansas Region and used solid finishes and a single DNF to win the Kansas Points Championship. Blurton adds his third title to his resume in his nine years of racing with the URSS Series, Blurton was the 2010 National Rookie of the Year as well as the 2010 Kansas Region Rookie of the Year.

The 2015 Kansas Region Rookie of the Year went to 14 year old Tracey Hill of Liberal Kansas. Hill made all 19 of the Kansas Region races this season and made the most of his rookie season by making the A Feature in 12 of those 19 starts. Tracey’s highest finish was a third place at the August 29th race held at RPM Speedway in Hays Kansas. Look for great things to come in the future from Tracey as he is one of the hot shoes to follow in the URSS Series.

The United Rebel Sprint Series would like to thank all of the Teams, Drivers, Sponsors, Track Promoters and especially all of the fans for making the Tenth Anniversary Season a huge success. Without you the Region would not have an affordable Sprint Car Series to enjoy. The season was as competitive as ever with 15 different drivers visiting Victory Lane in the 2015 Season. Be sure to visit the URSS website www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com or visit the URSS Facebook page for all of your up to date information on the upcoming 2015 URSS Awards Banquet/Ten year reunion and the 2016 URSS Schedule and Rules.

 

 

Forsberg Earns Second Career Fall Nationals Triumph

Chico, CA (October 3, 2015) – It was nine years since Auburn’s Andy Forsberg stood in victory lane at the end of the final race of the season at Silver Dollar Speedway. The 2006 Fall Nationals Champions had what could be considered an off year at Chico. His one and only win took place during the opening night of the 2015 race season. However, his dedication to the sport and his friendship with Stephen Allard was evident in his victory lane speech. “This means so much to me and my team,” said Forsberg. “You fans probably think that we drivers hate each other and well probably some of us do, but Stephen and I had a friendship outside of just racing sprint cars and I truly miss racing against him week in and week out.” He added, “To win this race in his honor and to do so with his family here is unbelievable.”

Forsberg bested a stout field featuring 55 other competitors on the final night of the 23rd Annual Fall Nationals in Tribute to Stephen Allard. The win was anything but easy for Forsberg as he started in the fifth row, tenth starting spot. The 40-lap race was hampered by a constant wind storm that had punished the speedway all evening. Not only did Forsberg battle the track but in the end he had to hold off a charging Sean Becker. The three-time and defending champion of the race started in the 18th position, but in typical fashion, Becker sliced and diced his way to the front. On the 39th circuit, Forsberg and then second place driver Shane Golobic were content following a slower car on the bottom of turns three and four. This gave Becker one last shot to rail the top. While he never got to Forsberg, the momentum Becker received from the cushion allowed him to pass Golobic at the checkered flag. “I needed a few more laps,” said Becker. “But I am thrilled with my second place finish tonight. To come from 18th just shows how strong of a team we have and our never give up attitude.”

Tonights win marked Forsberg’s 136th career sprint car victory and tenth this season driving the PT Shocks/PitStopUSA #7c. Earlier this year he won the prestigious Johnny Key Classic at Ocean Speedway. When asked about the final lap, Forsberg directed his comment over to Becker, “I was just hoping and praying that Shane or Sean wasn’t going to break my heart tonight,” said Forsberg. “It’s one of those things in racing were you just have to do what you think is right and hope it works out.”

Golobic finished in the third spot and while happy with his run he also displayed a little remorse. “Man I wish I would have gone to the top on the final turn,” said Golobic. “I just didn’t think there was anything up there. My decision cost us a spot in the end but I am still happy to run third to those guys. If I had to lose to anyone those two guys are my favorites and third doesn’t look so bad now.” As always, the defending Civil War Champion was gracious on the microphone even in defeat.

The 40-lap race started with Steven Tiner, Kirt Organ and Chase Majdic all flipping down the back straight. Majdic was the only driver able to continue on. Friday night winner Kyle Hirst led the opening laps of the main event. Hirst got the jump over pole sitter and dash winner Tyler Walker. On lap six Hirst jumped the cushion in turn one and on the ensuing lap came to a slow crawl on the race track with what was reported later to be a broken rear end. This gave the lead to Willie Croft. On lap 12 Andy Gregg exited the speedway with a tail tank issue. Two laps later Justin Sanders drove around Croft for the lead. On lap 15 Croft spun off turn one and the yellow was needed.

The middle portion of the event was terrific as Jonathan Allard emerged into the third spot. Both Forsberg and Walker were trying to pass Allard. In turn, Allard was trying to catch second place Golobic. On lap 24 Forsberg began to find a bit of rubber in turns one and two while running the top. This propelled him past Allard and eventually Golobic. Forsberg made his winning move on lap 28 as he dove under Sanders going into turn three for the lead. While Forsberg did get trapped behind a few slower cars he was never seriously challenged for the lead during the final 11 laps. A driver that did emerge in the late going was Greg DeCaires who runs the Dale Miller owned tribute car to Stephen Allard. DeCaires started 11th and should be commended for finding the bottom to his liking and running up to a fourth place finish. Allard finished in the fifth spot. Walker ended up coming home in the sixth spot.

Herman Klein held off Brad Bumgarner and a charging Steven Tiner to win the 12-lap B main event. The fourth place finisher and final transfer was Kirt Organ. Michael Ing won the 10-lap C main event. Cody Lamar captured the 8-lap D main event.

A nice field of 14 wingless sprints gathered to complete their year of racing at Chico. On the track RC Smith won the 15-lap main event; however, post-race his car did not make weight and he was disqualified. That gave the win to John Clark. While it wasn’t an on track win for Clark he should still be commended for his racing tonight. He started seventh in heat one and got the win. During the main event he was as fast as Smith but just could not find a spot for the pass. Nick Larson was credited for the second place finish. Bret Barney came home in the third spot.

Full results are located at www.silverdollarspeedway.com

 

 

SKIPPER CONFIDENT OF HEADING IN RIGHT DIRECTION

Official release: Blake Skipper Racing October 5, 2015

Young Kirrawee resident Blake Skipper continued his season on Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway for the opening round of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW and posted some positive results that has left the team pointing in the right direction.

A strong showing in time trials gave Blake a front row start in his heat and despite not making the transfer to the A-Main, it has still left him confident as the season begins to gain momentum.

“I’m loving the competition levels these days. It’s definitely making everyone better drivers and more competitive. I was definitely better in qualifying last night. I just couldn’t back it up the rest of the night. However, we are making progress and that is the most important part.

“The competition is without a doubt tougher than ever. Getting to race with the likes of Jamie Veal, James McFadden and Steven Lines is something I’m really enjoying and making the most of.”

The team now only have a short turn around as they prepare for the second round of the USC NSW this coming Saturday night, October 10 at Valvoline Raceway.

“Not having the week off next week will be real handy. I left last night filthy at myself and my performance so I need to get back out and address that next week. We just have to keep chipping away. We will get there. I have a great crew behind me and sooner rather than later, we will get there.”

Make sure you stay connected via Facebook and the website – www.blakeskipperracing.com as the season continues.

Blake Skipper Racing would like to thank the following for their great support in season 2015/2016;

Abetta Glass Finish Australia Wide Towing Awesome Racewear Bullant Performance Fuchs K & W Skipper Constructions Pty Ltd

 

 

Daum and Benson WIN at Macon, Benson Goes Three in a Row for Micro Championships Saturday, October 3rd

Macon, IL - Zach Daum of Pocahontas, Illinois earned his 12th career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series victory at Macon Speedway, while Nathan Benson earned a hard-fought 17th career win, moving into the second slot for the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series all-time feature win list, and sealing his third championship in a row.

Ryan Robinson driving a Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports Toyota-powered Bullet led the field to green from the pole with newly crowned 2015 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series champion Darren Hagen to his outside. Ryan Robinson would narrowly lead lap one, only for Tyler Thomas to take over going down the backstretch on lap number two. On the following lap Jake Neuman would get sideways off turn two and collect Justin Peck bringing out the first caution of the feature event.

Coming back to green, Daum would move the Daum Crop Insurance, Toyota-powered Eagle #5D into the third positon, setting his sights on Ryan Robinson for second. On lap eight, Daum would make a move on Robinson, only for the caution to fly for Derrick Myers who spun after clipping an infield tire in turns three and four. Returning to racing, Daum would take full advantage of the restart and pounce on Robinson for second, taking the position down the back stretch. With a clear track for the leaders, Daum would power hard around the track trying to catch Thomas.

On lap 23 misfortune would strike as Thomas would get tangled in a caution involving both Darren Hagen and Justin Peck. Both Thomas and Hagen would be done for the remainder of the event. Inheriting the lead, Daum would take over the top position with two lap cars in between himself and the second place machine of Kevin Thomas, Jr. who was followed closely by teammate Tanner Thorson. Coming back to green Ryan Robinson and Chase Briscoe would be end up tangled on the bottom of turns one and two bringing the caution back out.

With six laps to go, Daum would check out as Thomas, Jr. would work past the lap cars on the bottom, while Thorson moved past the same lap cars on the high side. One lap 27, Thorson would slide in front of Thomas, Jr. coming off two for the second position. With no time left, Thorson wouldn't be able to challenge for the lead as Daum crossed the line for his 12th career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series victory, coming from the 10th position. Kevin Thomas, Jr. would take the third position, while Andrew Felker took fourth in the Mel-Mark Pipe and Supply, Stanton SR-11-powered BOSS Chassis. Tim Siner rounded out the top five in the Siner Transport, Esslinger-powered Spike.

"This is alright," said Daum. "I'd rather be lucky than good. He was quicker than we were. This place, here and little Belleville, they're so small race tracks that you get caught up in other people's mess. I felt like we gave one away last night, we had a motor lay down. But this is awesome. I can't thank my guys enough."

"These guys gave me an awesome car tonight," said Thorson. "I got taken out in the heat race and flipped. We were able to come back to fourth which put us in the B and we were able to win that. I got into my teammate there, but I apologize to him, but I'm happy to bring home second." "It's not bad," said Thomas, Jr. "That last restart; I suck at restarts, but it is what it is. Zach Daum and Tanner, they did a great job. But Keith Kunz and Toyota give us great cars and motors, it's just up to us to drive them."

Nathan Benson of Concordia, Missouri stole the show from the fourth position, earning his sixth career POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series and his third straight championship. Piloting a FTZ-powered Pace Chassis, Benson held off multiple challenges, due to two red flags and three yellows, in route to this 17th career victory. Ayrton Gennettan finished his season out with a second place finish, while Matt Howard rounded out the top three. Chris Cochran took fourth, while Jeremy Camp finished fifth.

"What a year of ups and downs it's been for us," said Benson. "Three in a row. We've got some awesome racecars. Points racing is just not fun, but we got six wins. I think we had the speed, just a lot of ups and downs."

"It's been a great year," said Gennettan. "I just wanted to get a win tonight because we're not going to Jacksonville. Congratulations to Nathan on three in a row. Maybe we can get one next year." 12th to 3rd is all from my uncle," said Howard. "He's done all the work this weekend."

Midgets

Ford Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 85 - Shane Hollingsworth, Heat 2: 11A - Andrew Felker, Heat 3: 39C - Payton Pierce, Heat 4: 91T - Tyler Thomas, Heat 5: 3N - Jake Neuman Toyota Semi-Feature Winners: 91 - Dereck King; 67 - Tanner Thorson Great Clips Feature Winner: 1. 5D - Zach Daum

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 5D - Zach Daum 2. 67 - Tanner Thorson 3. 67K - Kevin Thomas Jr. 4. 11A - Andrew Felker 5. 15 - Tim Siner 6. 39C - Payton Pierce 7. 27 - Tucker Klaasmeyer 8. 38 - Chase Briscoe 9. 7 - Austin Brown 10. 85 - Shane Hollingsworth 11. 91 - Dereck King 12. 3N - Jake Neuman 13. 9K - Kyle Schuett 14. 71 - Ryan Robinson 15. 41 - Austin Prock 16. 8 - Alex Sewell 17. 91T - Tyler Thomas 18. 17 - Darren Hagen 19. 57 - Justin Peck 20. 25M - Derrick Myers 21. 39 - Spencer Bayston 22. 88 - Terry Babb 23. 50 - Daniel Adler

Micros

Ford Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 3 - Ayrton Gennetten, Heat 2: 21 - Aaron Andruskevitch, Heat 3: 46 - Zac Taylor, Heat 4: 3B - Shelby Bosie Toyota Semi-Feature Winner: 28 - Luke Verardi Great Clips Feature Winner: 2B - Nathan Benson

POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series Feature Results (20 laps): 1. 2B - Nathan Benson 2. 3 - Ayrton Gennetten 3. 8H - Matt Howard 4. 7C - Chris Cochran 5. 23 - Jeremy Camp 6. N2 - Nic Harris 7. 72 - Zach Daum 8. 42M - Spencer Montgomery 9. 3B - Shelby Bosie 10. 77W - Joey Wirth 11. 99 - Alec Long 12. 9 - Austin Stewart 13. 8 - Gabe Verardi 14. 18 - Steve Finn 15. 21 - Aaron Andruskevitch 16. 28 - Luke Verardi 17. 51B - Joe B Miller 18. 46 - Zac Taylor 19. 1 - Dereck King 20. 4 - Garrett Duff 21. 1X - Tyler Duff 22. 27 - Tucker Klaasmeyer 23. 23T - Travis Rewerts

 

 

VEAL STEALS ULTIMATE SPRINTCAR CHAMPIONSHIP OPENER IN SYDNEY

official release: Valvoline Raceway / Ultimate Sprintcar Championship

October 4, 2015

In front of a huge opening night crowd Victorian Jamie Veal recreated his performance from the corresponding meeting last season by winning the first ever round of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW at Valvoline Raceway.

The difference was this time he literally had to pry the $10,000 from James McFadden’s hands in the last twenty metres of the race as McFadden struggled to regain momentum after sliding over the cushion in turn four with the chequered flags in sight.

“I honestly didn’t think I beat him,” said a clearly surprised Veal, “I saw James jump the cushion and all I could do was hope for the best. The track was awesome tonight and it was a real buzz to win here in front of such a big crowd. It’s very cool to win the first ever round of the USC here in Sydney.”

McFadden was naturally disappointed but found a silver lining in the cloud.

“Of course I’m disappointed we came up short but this is definitely a positive thing for our program,” he conceded, “I made a decision coming up on the lapped car and it wasn’t the situation I was hoping for. We were racy right throughout the race and WDD boys gave me a great car. Moth (Tim Gleeson – crew chief) has worked hard on the car all week since Toowoomba and we’re in a good place here.”

Sydney’s Marty Perovich was lively to say the least in the Network Industry #17 and after a spirited run in the Pole Shootout he gave the interstaters plenty of resistance to eventually run third in the main behind Veal and McFadden.

“On that last restart I just thought what the hell, I don’t care who’s in this race I can win in it too and drove harder. We picked up some spots and here I am on the podium. It’s great to get into the Chase and score third tonight.”

Defending track champion James Thompson kicked off the way he spent most of last season with a smooth consistent run which also netted him Quick Time in the first qualifying session with a faultless lap and an eventual fifth place behind constant arch rival Walsh.

Jamie Veal was the other driver to set quick time in the second group as Valvoline Raceway introduced the split qualifying system for the first time.

Sammy Walsh was his typical swashbuckling self coming from deep in the A-Main line up to run a smoking fourth in the #92 Rocket Industries Maxim.

Danny Reidy is showing signs of another solid season after registering sixth in the Desert Palms Resort #5 Maxim to finish sixth and add his third consecutive top-ten result in the USC rounds he’s contested so far.

Ian Loudoun was a welcome addition to the pits in the Dave Challons / Essendon Ford Eagle to run seventh behind Reidy but considering the amount of ‘moments’ he got caught up in throughout the night the former track champion and Classic winner was a revelation.

Dubbo’s Jeremy Cross was lively in the new look Advantage Wings #39 to finish eighth in what is a solid start to his USC campaign for 2015/2016.

Max Dumesny was a big mover in the main methodically picking his way through the field after coming from the second last spot in the B-Main to eventually finish ninth behind Cross.

Newcastle’s Matt Smith was racy in the #11 Australia-wide Towing KPC and atoned for the disappointment of his huge wreck at Toowoomba the weekend prior with a top ten finish in Sydney that could have easily been a top five.

Darryl Campbell took the stunning #28 Eagle Silicon Ignition Leads entry to eleventh place in what was a solid reward for a emotionally and personal tough off-season for the charismatic glazier.

Robbie Farr was shown as a twelfth place finisher but that was not indicative of the speed or potential of the #7 USC branded Cool Chassis.

With only a couple of laps to run Robbie jumped the turn four cushion and absolutely slammed the main straight wall which consequently saw him spin the car completely in the air before miraculously landing back in the right direction and continuing on to the finish after losing many positions.

Garry Brazier debuted a very cool looking silver bullet style Castrol Edge machine and was the “Braz” of old running solidly and looking very much a top five prospect.

Despite blowing a left rear tyre which took him out of contention late in the race he was still upbeat. “Oh well, these things happen. To tell you the truth I was really having fun tonight. My Dad is back in the pits and he’s made a big difference to all our set ups. I reckon we’re in for a good season with the USC and I can’t wait for next week.”

Jackson Delamont managed thirteenth position despite front wing damage after Toby Bellbowen’s car literally landed on him in one memorable incident with Toby later placing one spot behind in thirteenth.

Grant Anderson finished fourteenth ahead of Alex Orr (who looked rapid early in the night but faded later in the A-Main) in fifteenth, a surprisingly off song Steven Lines in sixteenth ahead of Ben Atkinson, Troy Little, Andrew Wright, Jimmy Matchett, Steve Caunt and Kelly Linigen.

West Aussie teenager Nick Rowe scored his first ever Valvoline Raceway main event win in taking out the Speedcar feature race from fellow teenager Braydan Willmington in second and veteran racer Troy Jenkins home in third.

Rowe looked smooth and fast and rarely put a wheel out of place to lead home second generation racer Willmington in what is a real sign of the times and a great advertisement for the future of the sport in Sydney.

“How good is it to see two kids like that getting a result like this,” admitted Jenkins, “it’s a bright sign for the future that we have so many of these fast young kids in Speedcars.”

It was a personal best result for both Rowe and Willmington.

Earlier in the night ACT Speedcar rising star Michael Stewart carried the American flag during the national anthem laps as a mark of respect for American superstar Tony Elliott who was tragically killed in an aviation accident in the USA earlier that day.

Elliott was widely respected by so many of the Australian Speedway industry and his shock passing has sent a huge wave of sadness through the Aussie and NZ environment.


Glen Philpott was a jubilant winner of the Legend Car main event coming out on top of a very competitive field to lead home Hayden Pascoe in second place and Brad Giffen placed third.

Livewire Legend Racers Brad Giffen and Brendan Rawlings head off to the USA today to join Greg Davis and Michael Cooke as the foursome take on the Americans through the very savvy initiative shared between Speedway Legend Cars Australia and the US.

The next event at Valvoline Raceway is this Saturday, October 10 and features Round Two of the USC NSW, Late Model Sedans and the Bryan Foyle Street Stock Stampede.

 

 

Kyle Hirst Grabs Opening Night Win at Chico

Chico, CA (October 2, 2015) – Kyle Hirst came from his ninth starting spot to win the Friday night opener of the 23rd Annual Fall Nationals at Silver Dollar Speedway. Hirst was the show on and off the track. His high side brilliance during the main event was breathtaking while his emotional post-race speech to the crowd was as good as it gets. Hirst eyes welled up as he said, “This is one that race that I will never forget. It was just so fun to drive this car tonight and the track was perfect.” A total of 54 drivers entered the opening night tribute to Stephen Allard.

Becker won the seven lap dash and by doing so earned the pole position of the 30 lap main event. Becker jumped out to the lead ahead of fellow front row starter Willie Croft. On the second lap, Carson Macedo moved into the second spot. Tyler Walker was also able to clear Croft and moved into third. The race was halted on lap eight when Justyn Cox took a wild ride off turn one. He was unhurt but the damage was too much for him to continue. Two laps later Michael Ing flipped in turn two. Like Cox, Ing was fine but the car was done for the night.

Jonathan Allard was the driver on the move. Allard started 11th but by lap nine he was fourth. The next 10 laps, Allard, Walker and Hirst were all battling for the third spot. While this was happening, up front Becker’s nose wing bracket had collapsed. This made the car a handful for Becker. Macedo closed in but was never able to get around Becker. On lap 24 things tightened up as Hirst used the cushion to perfection. Hirst drove around Allard, Walker and Macedo to move into the second spot on lap 25. By lap 26 he passed Becker. Macedo moved around Becker and began to challenge Hirst for the lead. Macedo was the official lap 28 leader. But as quickly as he earned it, Hirst drove up underneath and passed Macedo coming out of turn two. Hirst was back in the lead and led the final lap and a half with ease. Macedo finished second and Becker held on for third. “I just want to congratulate Kyle on a great race and thank my team for all they do,” said Macedo. “I love coming here and am looking forward to tomorrow night’s finale.” Becker added, “Last year I finished third on the opening night and went on to win the Saturday night race so we will regroup and be back strong tomorrow.” Walker did a nice job and finished fourth. Andy Forsberg started tenth and finished fifth.

Oregon racer Garen Linder won the 12 lap semi main event. Chase Johnson finished second and was followed by Matt Peterson and Bradley Terrell. Johnson was unable to start the main event, so fifth place finishing Dustin Golobic was able to make the feature.

Chase Majdic and Mike Monahan put on a great C main event. Both drivers drove hard for the win. In fact, with three laps to go the two banged wheels on the front stretch but were able to continue on. Majdic ended up the winner. Monahan finished second. Finishing third was Chris Masters. Fourth place went to Heath Hall. All four drivers transferred to the B main.

Tonight qualifying was split into two groups. Shane Golobic earned the fastest lap in group one with an 11.850. Macedo was the quickest in group two with a 12.017.

Wyatt Brown won the 15-lap economy winged sprint car main event. “That was intense racing,” said Brown. “We put this car together this week and I am thankful to everyone who helped me out.” Chris Story was vying for the lead with two laps to go but contact with Brown sent Story upside down and unable to continue on. Brown was then challenged by Shawna Overton with one lap remaining. Overton took the lead going into turn three on the final lap but as she slid back up the track her rear end started to slide around and Brown drove back by her. Keith Mikaelsen was the only other car to finish the race and came home third. Cameron Haney won the lone heat race of the night. Haney was up front during the main event but a mechanical issue sidelined him.

Full results can be found at www.silverdollarspeedway.com

 

 

Thomas and Miller Claim 11th Annual Meents Memorial, Hagen Seals Championship Friday, October 2nd

Belleville, IL - Tyler Thomas of Owasso, Oklahoma claimed the 11th Annual Charlene Meents Memorial at Belle-Clair Speedway after a hard fought battle with Zach Daum for his sixth career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series victory, while Darren Hagen's podium finish sealed the championship. Joe B. Miller led the final six laps of the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series feature to claim his fifth victory of the 2015 season.

Earning his first-career pole, and in a brand Spike Chassis with Stanton-Fontana power under the hood, Jake Neuman of New Berlin, Illinois led the field to green with Zach Daum to his outside. At the drop of the green flag Daum would take point in the Daum Crop Insurance, Toyota-powered Eagle #5D coming off turn two as Neuman struggled to keep the front wheels on the ground. With one lap in the books, a nine care pile up would occur off turn four involving Tanner Thorson, Austin Brown, Justin Peck, Daniel Adler, Dereck King, Kevin Thomas, Jr., Eric Fenton, Tim Siner, and Joe B. Miller.

Coming back to green, Tyler Thomas would move to the topside and quickly dispatch of Neuman for second. By lap five Thomas was all over Daum for the lead waiting for the right moment to pounce. Entering turn three, Thomas would make his move sliding for the lead only for the caution to fly for Austin Prock and Justin Peck. Resuming racing with nine laps down, Thomas would be all over Daum going down the back stretch and slide for the lead entering turn three, but Daum powered back around, while Darren Hagen took third from Tucker Klaasmeyer.

With 14 laps in the books, the caution would fly as Jake Neuman slowed on the front stretch with a flat left rear tire. On lap 15, Spencer Bayston would move past Tucker Klaasmeyer for the fourth position, only for the red flag to fly one lap later as Terry Babb tipped over on the front stretch after contact with Austin Brown. Coming back to green, Thomas would dive to the bottom of turns three and four, sliding Daum for the lead, but Daum never flinched and drove right around the outside holding onto control. Entering turn one, Thomas would again slide for the lead and briefly take point down the back stretch, only for Daum to retake control coming to the line.

The action would be slowed on lap 20 as Tucker Klaasmeyer's WCI, Toyota-powered BOSS Chassis slowed on the back stretch. Coming back to green, Thomas' BT Machine, Inc., Esslinger-powered Spike Chassis would pounce and again slide Daum for the lead entering turn three, but this time the #5D machine would be unable to return as Thomas would hold the lead down the front stretch. Try as he might, Daum would be unable to get close enough to Thomas to make a move as Thomas would securely cross the line for the 11th Annual Charlene Meents Memorial victory. Darren Hagen would come in third, securely becoming the 2015 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Champion. Tanner Thorson took fourth, while Kevin Thomas, Jr. rounded out the top five.

"When we first started coming here, I was the B-main bandit," said Tyler Thomas. "I've wadded a racecar up here and I never had the best luck here, but man it's really been a good one for us lately. Three wins since SPEED Week last year here. First of all, I've got to thank my dad. He did a really good job setting up the car tonight. It was fun racing with Zach. To race this hard with these guys up here and shake hands about it after the race is pretty awesome."

"We broke a valve spring or retainer, something in the valve train broke there," said Zach Daum. "Something was wrong from the get go. Kind of in a hard spot there; you're leading the thing and you don't want to pull off. It got to the point where we had to bury the right rear in there to get off and it just wouldn't pull itself back off. It was a fun little Belleville race; I never thought I'd say that."

"This team, without these guys this wouldn't be possible," said newly crowned 2015 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Champion, Darren Hagen. "All my sponsors, everybody back at the shop, my car owner Austin Brown, my crew Flea and Corey, without their hard work, we wouldn't have pulled off this championship. It's really a testament to how good the car is, and how good our chemistry is as a team."

In what appeared to be Aaron Andruskevitch's third victory of the 2015 season, a mid-race caution changed Andruskevitch's fate as Miller received a much needed break due to Tucker Klaasmeyer's misfortune. Capitalizing on the caution, Miller applied pressure on Andruskevitch until the duo almost made contact off turn four resulting in Andruskevitch barely hanging on, but ultimately spinning entering turn one. Inheriting and finishing in the second position after Andruskevitch's misfortune, Nic Harris of Atlanta, Illinois would take a 2015 season career-best, holding off Nathan Benson. Jeremy Camp would take fourth, while Joey Wirth rounded out the top five.

"It's fun racing with Aaron like that," said Joe B. Miller. "That's probably the hardest I've had to push it here in a long time. I've got to thank everyone that helps, and all my sponsors. Without all these people, this wouldn't be possible."

"We couldn't do what we do without the fans," said Nic Harris. "Without the fans, racing wouldn't even be a sport. We've had terrible luck this year. I'm just happy we finished a POWRi race. I've got to thank my dad and all my family."

"I had the car all wrong there at the beginning, said Nathan Benson. "Thank God for all those cautions and shock adjusters. We didn't have anything for Joe B, for sure. But we were seventh or eighth early, and we pulled out a podium. Thanks to all the people that make this possible, the FTZ motor ran awesome tonight, so thanks to them."

Midgets

Ford Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 5D - Zach Daum, Heat 2: 27 - Tucker Klaasmeyer, Heat 3: 67 - Tanner Thorson, Heat 4: 11A - Andrew Felker Toyota Semi-Feature Winner: 3 - Joe B Miller Great Clips Feature Winner: 91T - Tyler Thomas

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 91T - Tyler Thomas 2. 5D - Zach Daum 3. 17 - Darren Hagen 4. 67 - Tanner Thorson 5. 39 - Spencer Bayston 6. 71 - Ryan Robinson 7. 67K - Kevin Thomas 8. 22 - Andy Malpocker 9. 91 - Dereck King 10. 9K - Kyle Schuett 11. 88 - Terry Babb 12. 3 - Joe B Miller 13. 15 - Tim Siner 14. 50 - Daniel Adler 15. 27 - Tucker Klaasmeyer 16. 7 - Austin Brown 17. 39C - Payton Pierce 18. 41 - Austin Prock 19. 3N - Jake Neuman 20. 11A - Andrew Felker 21. 5X - Justin Peck 22. 14E - Eric Fenton

Micros

Ford Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 27 - Tucker Klaasmeyer, Heat 2: N2 - Nic Harris, Heat 3: 23 - Jeremy Camp, Heat 4: 8H - Matt Howard, Heat 5: 51B - Joe B Miller, Heat 6: 21 - Aaron Andruskevitch Toyota Semi-Feature Winners: 65E - Chad Elliott; 46 - Zac Taylor Great Clips Feature Winner: 51B - Joe B Miller

POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series Feature Results (20 laps): 1. 51B - Joe B Miller 2. N2 - Nic Harris 3. 2B - Nathan Benson 4. 23 - Jeremy Camp 5. 77W - Joey Wirth 6. 1 - Dereck King 7. 14 - Kurt Westerfield 8. 3B - Shelby Bosie 9. 21 - Aaron Andruskevitch 10. 3 - Ayrton Gennetten 11. 46 - Zac Taylor 12. 99 - Alec Long 13. 9 - Austin Stewart 14. 42M - Spencer Montgomery 15. 50 - Brian Jones 16. 30T - Tyler Vantoll 17. 42 - Andy Bishop 18. 22S - Slater Helt 19. 27 - Tucker Klaasmeyer 20. 5X - Bobby Bittle 21. 8H - Matt Howard 22. 65E - Chad Elliott 23. 7C - Chris Cochran

 

 

Dills, Towns, Clay, Langan, And Letsom Coors Championship Night Winners At CGS

By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of Dirt Monkey Productions) Cottage Grove Speedway would be in action for the final time in 2015 on Saturday September 26th for Championship Night presented by Coors Brewing Company. A full pit area and some great racing would close the campaign out at the historic 1/4-mile clay oval. Classes in competition included the Clark Printing Extreme Sprints, Late Models, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, Street Stocks, and the Quality RV Repair Hornets.

Securing the race lead on lap eleven, in the Clark Printing Extreme Sprints, Patrick Dills was in dominant form. The Cottage Grove native, piloting his Jacob Daniels Attorney at Law/Oregon State Representative Cedric Ross Hayden/M.D. Yearous Logging/BC Motorsports #5D KPC, would hold on the rest of the way to win his third main event of the year. He also would be declared the 2015 Clark Printing Extreme Sprint champion in just his second year in a Sprint Car.

After a decent battle for the lead in the IMCA Modifeid main event Cottage Grove's Curtis Towns would eventually secure the position. From there he would stay in the coveted spot to achieve his fourth victory of 2015. Towns and the Superior Fuel Cells/Valley Rose Contruction/West End Performance/IBEW Local 280 #24 X-Factor would claim their second career Modified track championship at “The Grove”.

Towns was not done collecting trophies for the night as he would win the Late Model feature too. He would lead every circuit to put the Superior Fuel Cells/All Pro Steel/Rapid Delivery Service/Superior Silkscreen and Embroidary #42 X-Factor in victory lane for car owners Paul and Maria Culp for the ninth time this year. Towns would also claim the title for the Late Model division becoming the first driver in the modern era to win two championships in the same season.

Kolby Clay was the car to beat in the IMCA Sport Mod ranks. Chauffeuring the West End Performance #16B machine, owned by Frank Brewer, he would lead the entire race. It would be the second victory of the campaign for the Junction City driver. On the championship side of things the A-1 Auto Supply/Furniture Options/Ashley Family Racing #85 machine of Jasper's Gene Ashley would collect his first career championship in his decades long racing career.

Andrew Langan once again would get the job done in the Street Stocks. Langan, also out of Jasper, would win his second straight race of the year in his D&L Truck Parts/Sierra Gear & Axle/West Coast Deferentials #74 Nova. The championship however would be claimed by Chris Sine of Eugene who drove the Murphy Plywood/Pro Auto Racing/Quantum Mechanics/Pure Romance by April #24 Camaro. It would be his first career track championship at CGS.

Finally in the Quality RV Repair Hornets it would be a caution filled affair. But when everything was said and done the Letsom Racing #23 Toyota Echo of Brandon Letsom, from Marcola, would be the winner for the fourth occasion in 2015. Cottage Grove's Chris Pierce, in the Jayson Nelson owned Quality RV Repair/AP Media/Froggy's Towing #28 Acura Integra, would win the title for the second year in a row to become the first ever repeat champion in the Hornet division.

With the 2015 racing season complete another great year is in the books. Be sure and stay tuned on www.cottagegrovespeedway.com for upcoming information about the awards banquet and the 2016 race schedule.

Race Summary: Championship Night presented by Coors Saturday September 26th, 2015 Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

Late Models A Feature 1: 1. 42-Curtis Towns; 2. 02L-Tom Lawson; 3. 9-David Schmidt; 4. 20-Josh Sim; 5. 24-Nathan Augustine; 6. 88-Mike Peters; 7. 16-Rob Williams; 8. 15R-Ryan Ronning; 9. 02A-Aaron Lawsom

Clark Printing Extreme Sprints A Feature 1: 1. 5D-Patrick Dills; 2. 1B-Chelsea Blevins; 3. 12-Orion Redmond; 4. 85-Ricky Ashley; 5. 71-Colby Carter; 6. 70-Raquel Ivie; 7. 21-Mike Griffith; 8. 10K-Don Waddell; 9. 66-Brett McGhie; 10. 57-Dusty Redmond

IMCA Modifieds A Feature 1: 1. 24-Curtis Towns; 2. 5M-Jake Mayden; 3. 1K-Kinzer Cox; 4. 68-Bubba Foster; 5. 85-T.J. Langan; 6. 77-Kreg Britton; 7. 11-Steven Sturdevant; 8. 10-Gus Cooper; 9. 84-Eric Ashley; 10. 33E-Austin Bloom; 11. 38-Justin Ryker; 12. 93-Taunton Swaim; 13. 16-Ryan McTaggart; 14. 44-Greg McDonald; 15. 95-Josh Linville; 16. 18R-Ryan Baker; 17. 34-Eric Cooper

IMCA SportMods A Feature 1: 1. 16B-Kolby Clay; 2. 38-Jimmy Owen; 3. 12X-Pamela Graham; 4. 73-Tyler Smith; 5. 85-Gene Ashley; 6. 51N-Jayson Nelson; 7. 51-Roy Kirk Jr.

Street Stocks A Feature 1: 1. 74-Andrew Langan; 2. 24-Chris Sine; 3. 10-Steve Dubisar; 4. 11-Steven Sturdevant; 5. 23-Garrett Barth; 6. 50-Scott Boss

Quality RV Repair Hornets A Feature 1: 1. 23-Brandon Letson; 2. 7-Andrew Mathers; 3. 30-K.C. Scott; 4. 51N-Mike Simmons; 5. 77-Jared Simmons; 6. 03-Eddy Mesceji; 7. 28-Chris Pierce; 8. 11-Joe Maricle; 9. 48-Mike Swaim; 10. 4-Dan Jenkinson; 11. 11D-Richard Dickenson; 12. 7D-Kolby Clay; 13. 5-Kayla Simmons; 14. 12-Daniel Butterfield; 15. 13-Steve Moore; 16. 23F-Marcel Forte; 17. 22A-Justin Austin; 18. 0-James Donaldson; 19. 89-Jim Simmons; 20. 71-Ralph Swaim

 

 

 

Brown and Loyet Headline ASCS Winners, Hagar Sweeps WAR at Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Dan Robinson

ASCS Content courtesy Bryan Hulbert ASCS PR WAR Content courtesy Chad Buford WAR PR WHEATLAND, MO (September 28th, 2015) - In an absolute display of dominance, Brad Loyet parked his Vacuworx No. 05 in Victory Lane for his first triumph at the Lucas Oil Speedway this past Saturday night with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network. Derek Hagar completed a weekend sweep in Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps WAR non-wing Sprints. Grain Valley, Missouri's Brian Brown took top honors in ASCS Preliminary action Friday night.

The seventh time Brad Loyet has found Victory Lane since 2012 with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, the win in the fifth annual Hockett/McMillin Memorial was a special one for the Loyet family.

"Anytime you come to a race like this, it's a huge deal. Jesse was a friend of mine. He drove one of my cars before, and actually the first winged car I ever raced was Jesse's car at Lake of the Ozarks Speedway so it's pretty cool to be here in Victory Lane," said Loyet of the win. "I've tried really hard to get a win in a Sprint Car here. I've won in a Midget, but this feel great."

Finally rolling after two failed starts that saw Scottie McDonald and Brian Brown walk away uninjured after taking hard flips, the No. 95 of Matt Covington got the jump to the lead from the pole position. Taking the runner-up spot on Lap 3 from Tony Bruce, Jr., the Loyet Landscaping No. 05 worked the cushion of the Lucas Oil Speedway to run down the A-Rock Material No. 95 of Matt Covington.

Finding traffic by Lap 8, Loyet jumped on the advantage. Closing fast, Loyet raced to the lead on Lap 10.

Caution working Lap 11, the restart saw Derek Hagar go to work on Matt Covington for second. Coming from eighth, the R.E. Enterprises No. 9jr took the spot on Lap 14. Giving chase into traffic, all doors were slammed shut as Brad Loyet raced to victory by 6.803 seconds over Derek Hagar.

"We were way too good early on. We had the car at the beginning that we had at the end last night but hats off to my crew for giving me a good racecar to be able to come from basically mid-pack both nights, and be able to contend for the win," commented Derek when asked about the runner-up finish. "I know how special it is to win this event. I won it last year and Jesse has a special place in all our hearts."

Runner up both nights with the Lucas Oil ASCS, Derek completed a weekend sweep with the Impact Signs W.A.R. Non-Wing Sprints for Hockett Motorsports

Holding off the charge of Tony Bruce, Jr. the third spot went to Matt Covington, who ended a 22 race drought between podium finishes.

"We've had good speed in the car lately, the driver's just been making a few mistakes. I did it out there too. I just stayed bottom to middle too long and Loyet showed me the way on the top, but the car felt great. It was the same car we had last night and you know, I've been on the pole here before, and thought I was going to win and we fell back to fourth on that one, got third on this one, so we're getting better and that's all we can ask for."

Tim Crawley worked middle to top in the closing laps to get to fourth in the Mike Ward Motorsports No. 88x with Danny Lasoski tearing his way through the field from 21st to complete the top five in the Creason Pipeline No. 33L.

Dicing it up with Johnny Herrera and Tony Bruce, Jr. in the closing laps, Ian Madsen was able to grab sixth with Herrera seventh followed by Bruce. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. from 18th was ninth with Wayne Johnson making the most of a 23rd place provisional start to round out the top-ten.

Losing Danny Wood and Ricky Lee Stangl to crashes on Friday night, Matt Close and Danny Lasoski filled in those spots to bring the event count to 53 drivers. Six Heat Races went to Morgan Turpen, Tim Crawley, Johnny Herrera, Brandon Hanks, Jonathan Cornell, and Chance Morton. B-Feature wins went to Seth Bergman, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., and Randy Martin. Provisional starts were used by Wayne Johnson and Jordan Weaver. It was the first time this season either driver has had to use a provisional.

The final outing of the season for the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region, Jonathan Cornell picked up his fourth series championship.

The Lucas Oil ASCS presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network competes next at the Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas on Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17. More information on the Winter Nationals can be found at http://www.devilsbowl.com.

For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Race Results: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region 5th annual Hockett/McMillin Memorial Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, Mo.

Friday, September 25, 2015 Car Count: 51

Heat Races (8 Laps): Winners plus the next 10 highest in passing points to the A-Feature. Top 8 in points will redraw.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 14K-Kyle Bellm[2]; 2. 38-Cody Baker[8]; 3. 17-Josh Baughman[9]; 4. 52-Blake Hahn[3]; 5. 14-Randy Martin[1]; 6. 17W-Harli White[6]; 7. 76-Jay Russell[5]; 8. 27-Danny Thoman[7]; 9. 49-Ben Brown[4]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 05-Brad Loyet[1]; 2. 81A-Chris Morgan[2]; 3. 88X-Tim Crawley[4]; 4. 10M-Morgan Turpen[7]; 5. 40-Howard Moore[8]; 6. 16-Anthony Nicholson[3]; 7. 22-Koby Barksdale[6]; 8. (DNF) 88-Scottie McDonald[9]; DNS 7M-Chance Morton

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 21-Brian Brown[2]; 2. 28-Jonathan Cornell[5]; 3. 77X-Wayne Johnson[4]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[7]; 5. 8M-Kade Morton[1]; 6. 34-Corey Nelson[3]; 7. 91-Steven Russell[6]; 8. 31-Justin Webb[8]; DNS 31N-Kevin Ulmer

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 9JR-Derek Hagar[2]; 2. 72X-Josh Fisher[3]; 3. 4-Evan Martin[8]; 4. 33-Kris Miller[6]; 5. 3-Dustin Adams[5]; 6. 99-Andrew Turley[7]; 7. (DNF) 85-Forrest Sutherland[4]; 8. (DNF) 9M-Ricky Lee Stangl[1]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera[1]; 2. 51-Mitchell Moore[4]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman[2]; 4. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[8]; 5. 84-Brandon Hanks[6]; 6. 92-Jordan Weaver[7]; 7. 1X-Brad Ryun[3]; 8. (DNF) 24-Lanny Carpenter[5]

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 18M-Ian Madsen[6]; 2. 10-Terry Gray[5]; 3. 95-Matt Covington[4]; 4. 48-Dean Hathman[3]; 5. 81W-Danny Wood[1]; 6. 7S-Lee Lengel[7]; 7. (DNF) 87-Aaron Reutzel[8]; 8. (DNF) 92J-J.R. Topper[2]

B-Features (12 Laps): Top 2 in each advance to the tail of the A-Feature. B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 88X-Tim Crawley[1]; 2. 10M-Morgan Turpen[3]; 3. 92-Jordan Weaver[5]; 4. 17W-Harli White[7]; 5. 84-Brandon Hanks[4]; 6. 27-Danny Thoman[10]; 7. 8M-Kade Morton[6]; 8. 85-Forrest Sutherland[9]; 9. 33-Kris Miller[2]; 10. 49-Ben Brown[11]; 11. 7M-Chance Morton[12]; DNS 22-Koby Barksdale

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 77X-Wayne Johnson[1]; 2. 52-Blake Hahn[3]; 3. 16-Anthony Nicholson[6]; 4. 88-Scottie McDonald[9]; 5. 91-Steven Russell[7]; 6. 40-Howard Moore[2]; 7. 3-Dustin Adams[4]; 8. 92J-J.R. Topper[10]; 9. 1X-Brad Ryun[8]; 10. 7S-Lee Lengel[5]; DNS 31N-Kevin Ulmer; DNS 81W-Danny Wood

B Feature 3 (12 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman[2]; 2. 34-Corey Nelson[7]; 3. 95-Matt Covington[1]; 4. 24-Lanny Carpenter[10]; 5. 76-Jay Russell[8]; 6. 99-Andrew Turley[4]; 7. 31-Justin Webb[9]; 8. 48-Dean Hathman[3]; 9. (DNF) 87-Aaron Reutzel[6]; 10. (DNF) 14-Randy Martin[5]; DNS 9M-Ricky Lee Stangl

A-Feature (25 Laps, top 4 lock into Saturday's A-Feature.): A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 21-Brian Brown[3]; 2. 9JR-Derek Hagar[9]; 3. 17-Josh Baughman[1]; 4. 05-Brad Loyet[16]; 5. 18M-Ian Madsen[8]; 6. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[13]; 7. 14K-Kyle Bellm[4]; 8. 4-Evan Martin[2]; 9. 28-Jonathan Cornell[7]; 10. 45X-Johnny Herrera[12]; 11. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[11]; 12. 88X-Tim Crawley[17]; 13. 52-Blake Hahn[21]; 14. 23-Seth Bergman[19]; 15. 87-Aaron Reutzel[23]; 16. 81A-Chris Morgan[15]; 17. (DNF) 95-Matt Covington[24]; 18. (DNF) 77X-Wayne Johnson[18]; 19. (DNF) 51-Mitchell Moore[10]; 20. (DNF) 10M-Morgan Turpen[20]; 21. (DNF) 38-Cody Baker[5]; 22. (DNF) 34-Corey Nelson[22]; 23. (DNF) 10-Terry Gray[6]; 24. (DNF) 72X-Josh Fisher[14]

Lap Leader(s): Brian Brown 25 KSE Hard Charger: Brad Loyet +12 FSR High Point: Ian Madsen Provisional(s): Aaron Reutzel (BPP), Matt Covington (BPP)

Race Results: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region 5th annual Hockett/McMillin Memorial Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, Mo. Saturday, September 26, 2015

Car Count: 51 Event Count: 53

Heat Races (8 Laps): Winners plus the next 6 highest in passing points to the A-Feature. Top 4 from Friday and Top 4 in passing points will redraw will redraw. Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 10M-Morgan Turpen[1]; 2. 92-Jordan Weaver[3]; 3. 1X-Brad Ryun[6]; 4. 4-Evan Martin[5]; 5. 76-Jay Russell[7]; 6. 5-Matt Close[4]; 7. 72X-Josh Fisher[8]; 8. (DNF) 31N-Kevin Ulmer[2]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 88X-Tim Crawley[2]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[3]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn[8]; 4. 33L-Danny Lasoski[7]; 5. 10-Terry Gray[4]; 6. 40-Howard Moore[1]; 7. 51-Mitchell Moore[5]; 8. 7S-Lee Lengel[6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera[4]; 2. 14-Randy Martin[3]; 3. 95-Matt Covington[8]; 4. 8M-Kade Morton[1]; 5. 85-Forrest Sutherland[2]; 6. 31-Justin Webb[7]; 7. 33-Kris Miller[5]; 8. (DNF) 49-Ben Brown[6]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 84-Brandon Hanks[2]; 2. 14K-Kyle Bellm[4]; 3. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[8]; 4. 81A-Chris Morgan[3]; 5. 91-Steven Russell[5]; 6. 22-Koby Barksdale[6]; 7. 3-Dustin Adams[7]; 8. 48-Dean Hathman[1]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 28-Jonathan Cornell[1]; 2. 18M-Ian Madsen[5]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel[4]; 4. 77X-Wayne Johnson[6]; 5. 16-Anthony Nicholson[2]; 6. 17W-Harli White[8]; 7. 34-Corey Nelson[3]; 8. 27-Danny Thoman[7]

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 7M-Chance Morton[1]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman[3]; 3. 88-Scottie McDonald[7]; 4. 38-Cody Baker[5]; 5. 92J-J.R. Topper[2]; 6. 99-Andrew Turley[6]; 7. (DNF) 24-Lanny Carpenter[4]

B-Features (12 Laps): Top 2 in each advance to the tail of the A-Feature. B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman[2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel[3]; 3. 16-Anthony Nicholson[7]; 4. 92-Jordan Weaver[1]; 5. 10-Terry Gray[6]; 6. 17W-Harli White[5]; 7. 40-Howard Moore[9]; 8. 33-Kris Miller[10]; 9. 38-Cody Baker[4]; 10. 48-Dean Hathman[12]; 11. (DNF) 27-Danny Thoman[11]; 12. (DNF) 99-Andrew Turley[8]

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[1]; 2. 33L-Danny Lasoski[2]; 3. 76-Jay Russell[4]; 4. 77X-Wayne Johnson[3]; 5. 31-Justin Webb[6]; 6. 5-Matt Close[8]; 7. 7S-Lee Lengel[11]; 8. (DNF) 8M-Kade Morton[5]; 9. (DNF) 72X-Josh Fisher[9]; 10. (DNF) 92J-J.R. Topper[7]; DNS 24-Lanny Carpenter; DNS 31N-Kevin Ulmer

B Feature 3 (12 Laps): 1. 14-Randy Martin[1]; 2. 4-Evan Martin[3]; 3. 91-Steven Russell[5]; 4. 1X-Brad Ryun[2]; 5. 22-Koby Barksdale[7]; 6. 51-Mitchell Moore[9]; 7. 85-Forrest Sutherland[6]; 8. 34-Corey Nelson[10]; 9. 49-Ben Brown[11]; 10. (DNF) 3-Dustin Adams[8]; 11. (DNF) 81A-Chris Morgan[4]

A-Feature (30 Laps): A Feature 1 (30 Laps): 1. 05-Brad Loyet[3]; 2. 9JR-Derek Hagar[8]; 3. 95-Matt Covington[1]; 4. 88X-Tim Crawley[11]; 5. 33L-Danny Lasoski[21]; 6. 18M-Ian Madsen[9]; 7. 45X-Johnny Herrera[6]; 8. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[2]; 9. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[18]; 10. 77X-Wayne Johnson[23]; 11. 87-Aaron Reutzel[20]; 12. 14K-Kyle Bellm[13]; 13. 28-Jonathan Cornell[15]; 14. 17-Josh Baughman[7]; 15. 92-Jordan Weaver[24]; 16. 14-Randy Martin[19]; 17. 4-Evan Martin[22]; 18. 52-Blake Hahn[4]; 19. 84-Brandon Hanks[12]; 20. 7M-Chance Morton[16]; 21. (DNF) 10M-Morgan Turpen[14]; 22. (DNF) 23-Seth Bergman[17]; 23. (DNF) 21-Brian Brown[5]; 24. (DNF) 88-Scottie McDonald[10] Lap Leader(s): Matt Covington 1-9; Brad Loyet 10-30

KSE Hard Charger: Danny Lasoski +16 FSR High Point: Johnny Herrera Provisional(s): Wayne Johnson; Jordan Weaver

Derek Hagar made it two for two as he took the second night of the Hockett/McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway Saturday night with the Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps WAR Series presented by Next LED.

Steve Thomas took the lead from his pole starting position as he was followed by Casey Shuman and Wyatt Burks. With one lap down, the yellow came out for Danny Smith, who stopped in turn four with front end damage.

On the restart, Thomas again took command with Shuman, Burks, and Chris Parkinson behind. Hagar, who was fifth, would start to make his move forward as he passed Parkinson on lap four.

For the next five laps, the top five would stay the same and on lap ten Hagar moved past Burks into third. By lap thirteen with Thomas still in command, Hagar started putting heavy pressure on Shuman for the second spot. A lap later, Hagar got a good run coming off of turn two and moved past Shuman down the backstretch.

On lap sixteen, Hagar made the winning pass as he swept by Thomas into the top spot. Shuman would get by Thomas for second on lap twenty and a lap later, the final yellow would come out for Riley Kreisel, who slid to a stop in turn two with damage to his car. On the resta