Race Results From Coast to Coast

Tyler Thomas Takes 305 Shootout Prelim on the Last Lap!

Lonnie Wheatley, LAS CRUCES, N.M. (March 27, 2015) – A sixth-to-first monster move on the opening lap would have been a spectacular way for Tyler Thomas to kick off Southern New Mexico Speedway’s Sixth Annual Border International Trucks 305 Sprint Car Shootout.

But, since the move of epic proportion never technically happened due to a caution flag, the young gun from Owasso, OK, scripted another outlandish way to come away with Friday night’s 25-lap preliminary win by sliding past race-long leader John Carney II on the final round to score the dramatic win.

With the triumph aboard Robert Miller’s BC Fundz No. 21 machine, Thomas locked into Saturday night’s $5,000-to-win 305 Shootout finale along with two-time event winner and El Paso native Carney II and the Alamogordo, NM, father-son duo of Lorne and Wes Wofford, another pair of past event winners that claimed the third and fourth positions.

The Wofford duo both moved up one position after apparent third-place finisher Aaron Reutzel was disqualified for a “designated work area” violation after a rousing charge from the tail following an opening lap incident that left him with nose wing damage.

With Carney II and Wes Wofford leading the way to the original green flag, sixth-starter Thomas slid all the way from his third row outside starting position up to second in the opening pair of corners and then battled past Carney II in turns three and four to lead the opening round only to have it negated for a turn four scramble that sent Jerry Gonzales pitside and James Mosher to the tail.

Reutzel, who started in the third row as well, incurred nose wing damage in the same fracas and ducked to the pit area and returned at the tail before making one more quick stop after a stoppage two laps later to rejoin the field in 21st. It was a stop later deemed a violation of track rules.

While Thomas was unable to duplicate his incredible opening-lap move on the ensuing restart, Carney II led Wes Wofford and Shawn Sander in the early going with Thomas finally working his way up to third by the tenth lap and then past the younger Wofford for second by the 15th lap.

Thomas went to work on Carney II in the closing rounds, sliding into the lead in turns one and two on the white flag lap only to have Carney II race back in front.

But when Thomas tried it again on the final lap, he made the move stick to secure the win.

“About 10 or 15 laps in, I really though we only had about a third or fourth place car but I just kept digging and was able to get there,” Thomas said afterward.

A disappointed Carney II settled for second at the line in the No. 74b entry after leading 24 of 25 laps.

Behind the leaders, Reutzel rallied from 21st to sixth in the nine-lap segment after the lap two caution and then battled past Cesar Fuentes and Lorne Wofford over the next seven laps before moving past Wes Wofford for third in the final rounds. It was all for naught though with the night’s final ruling.

Lorne Wofford battled past son Wes for what proved to be the third position in the final rounds with both locking into Saturday’s finale by virtue of finishing among the top four. Kyle McCutcheon rallied from 17th to round out the top five.

The Vitals…

Series: Unsanctioned 305 Sprint Car Shootout

Track: Southern New Mexico Speedway (Las Cruces, NM)

Car Count: 29

Heat Winners (starting position in parentheses): John Carney II (2), Colt Treharn (2), Shawn Sander (1), Lorne Wofford (1).

Heat Moments: After popping the engine in his No. 54 in hot laps, Art Quijano jumped in bother Aaron’s No. 52 and tagged the heat race leaving Aaron rideless. The four heats ran off with just one caution two laps into the final heat when Derek DeMartino came to a stop off turn four. The most dramatic moment came at the scale after heat one, with race winner John Carney II reportedly right on the 1,500 minimum according to officials.

“B” Main Winner (starting position in parentheses): C.J. Hulsey (7).

“B” Main Moments: Dylan Harris paced the field for 6 of 12 laps before getting caught up a skirmish with lapped cars, handing the lead off to eventual winner Hulsey.

“A” Main Cautions:

Opening lap – Turn four chaos before the first lap was completed, eliminating Jerry Gonzales and sending James Mosher to the tail. Mosher raced back to tenth. The caution also eliminated Thomas’ sixth-to-first opening lap charge and resulted in nose wing damage for Reutzel that later came into play.

Lap 2 – Matt Ziehl spins to a stop in turn four. Reutzel ducks off to the pit area and rejoins the field 21st after hasty nose wing repairs.

Lap 11 – Rick Ziehl comes to a stop off turn four.

Lap 18 – C.J. Hulsey bounces to a stop in turn one.

“A” Main Hard Charger: Kyle McCutcheon frequently races best after horrid prelim performances, and this was another of those instances with the Alamogordo shoe charging from 17th to fifth.

The Box Score…

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 74b-John Carney II, 2. 2x-Brandon Williams, 3. 361-Dylan Harris, 4. 19-Wes Wofford, 5. 3d-Don Reynolds, 6. 131-Royal Jones, 7. 49-Chuck Jackson. DNS: 9-Robert Herrera.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 77-Colt Treharn, 2. 00-Jerry Gonzales, 3. 12-James Mosher, 4. 27a-Mike Hathaway, 5. 77c-C.J. Hulsey, 6. 16-Corey Riley, 7. 52-Art Quijano.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 48-Shawn Sander, 2. 27-Cesar Fuentes, 3. 65-Richard Wilbee, 4. 36dd-Matt Ziehl, 5. 7-Rick Lovelady, 6. 7m-Kyle McCutcheon. DNS: 54-Aaron Quijano.

Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 18-Lorne Wofford, 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 3. 21-Tyler Thomas, 4. 20z-Rick Ziehl, 5. 21tx-Brandon Schure, 6. 5-Joseph Hernandez, 7. 99.5-Derek DeMartino.

“B” Main (12 Laps – Top 12 advance to “A” Main): 1. 77c-C.J. Hulsey, 2. 131-Royal Jones, 3. 65-Richard Wilbee, 4. 16-Corey Riley, 5. 7m-Kyle McCutcheon, 6. 21tx-Brandon Schure, 7. 9-Robert Herrera, 8. 5-Joseph Hernandez, 9. 52-Art Quijano, 10. 36dd-Matt Ziehl, 11. 361-Dylan Harris, 12. 49-Chuck Jackson, 13. 27a-Mike Hathaway, 14. 3d-Don Reynolds. DNS: 7-Rick Lovelady, 99.5-Derek DeMartino, 54-Aaron Quijano.

Unofficial “A” Main Finish (25 Laps): 1. 21-Tyler Thomas (1), 2. 74b-John Carney II (1), 3. 18-Lorne Wofford (4), 4. 19-Wes Wofford (2), 5. 7m-Kyle McCutcheon (17), 6. 77-Colt Treharn (8), 7. 27-Cesar Fuentes (3), 8. 2x-Brandon Williams (9), 9. 48-Shawn Sander (7), 10. 12-James Mosher (11), 11. 21tx-Brandon Schure (18), 12. 65-Richard Wilbee (15), 13. 77c-C.J. Hulsey (13), 14. 87-Aaron Reutzel (5), 15. 16-Corey Riley (16), 16. 36dd-Matt Ziehl (22), 17. 5-Joseph Hernandez (20), 18. 9-Robert Herrera (19), 19. 131-Royal Jones (14), 20. 20z-Rick Ziehl (12), 21. 49-Chuck Jackson (24), 22. 00-Jerry Gonzales (10), 23. 361-Dylan Harris (23), 24. (DNS) 52-Art Quijano (21).

Lap leaders: John Carney II 1-24, Tyler Thomas 25.

 

 

JAMES WINS AND JAMES WINS

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

March 28, 2015

A pair of James’ went home happy tonight.

James McFadden won the main event and James Thompson won the Track Championship at Valvoline Raceway tonight in front of an excellent crowd and a stout field of 59 Sprintcars.

McFadden outclassed a stellar line up in his RMGH Cool Chassis to win his second 30 lap A-Main from the pole position start ahead of fast finishing Sydneysider Toby Bellbowen in second place and West Aussie domiciled Robbie Farr home in third.

The racing was highlighted by the loveable larrikin Grand Marshall Bob “The Streak” Blacklaw dancing a jig on the main straight as he held the four chequered flags aloft to salute the A-Main field as they rolled by.

Getting his second A-Main win for the season at VR was a highlight for McFadden who earlier in the night took his Mum Tania for the ride of her life in the 2-seater Sprintcar.

“Having Moth (Tim Gleeson) working on this car has helped us enormously racing here,” James admitted, “he really has a great handle for Parramatta and it shows.”

Toby Bellbowen came from virtually nowhere to really get rolling on the low side as he stripped first Dave Murcott for fourth and then Robbie Farr for third to move into second place.

“We ran out of laps,” conceded the 20 year old, “I think we were coming at the end but it wasn’t the best racecar we’ve had all season and we probably didn’t get to the front guys quick enough.”

Robbie Farr, who switched to COOL Chassis earlier in the week, was clearly a better proposition tonight for his best result at Valvoline Raceway this season.

“We tried a new car out and it worked really nicely,” he conceded, “I think we’re all pretty well encouraged by the car’s performance and it gives us some momentum going into Easter in Queensland.”

Though James McFadden claimed the main event the night however was owned by Kellyville 33 year old James Thompson who – after 15 years of trying – wrapped up his first ever Track Championship and the $20,000 payday for doing so.

“I can’t believe this has finally happened,” he smiled in victory lane, “it’s been a long, long week this week. I just wanted it to hurry up and be race day. I can’t thank this fantastic team enough for all the opportunities they’ve given me and now I can finally reward them with the Championship.”

It was a nail-biting night for Thompson whose main rival in the Championship battle Ben Atkinson made him work for every corner and every point throughout the night.

Atkinson powered through the field from position #20 to an eventual seventh place finish – a typical swashbuckling drive from the Darwin tyro.

Thompson finished tenth – three spots behind Atkinson – but it was enough to wrap up the title.

David Murcott sped home in fourth place in the A-Main and along the way earned the $5,000 bounty for the highest points corer in the “March month of money” promotion for his trouble.

“It’s been great racing here week in and week out and actually starting to get this place (Sydney) worked out. We’ve had a great time here and I think you’ll see us here more often next season.”

Former track champion Ian “Wazza” Loudoun made a welcome return to Valvoline Raceway in the Essendon Mitsubishi #3 entry to finish fifth ahead of Network Industry Quick Time winner Danny Reidy who had to come from a win in the B-Main and start the A-Main from the fifth row of the grid to place sixth.

Ben Atkinson was seventh, Grant Tunks eighth, Adrian Maher ninth and James Thompson rounding out the ten.

Trailing home outside the top ten were Andrew Scheuerle, Max Dumesny (who came from the last row of the grid) Andrew Wright, Matthew Craft (who was high points man going into the Pole Shootout and began the A-Main from the front row) Jay Waugh, Steve Rowell and Jeff Lawler respectively.

DNF’s were Brent Aprile, Mark Attard, Max Johnston, Jeremy Cross, Craig Brady, Sam Walsh and Matt Dumesny.

The Late Model main event victory went to David Doherty (his second win for the season at VR) over a fast finishing Nathan Disney in second and in-form Ryan Fenech third.

Darryl Grimson placed fourth ahead of Cessnock veteran Ron Pyne, Maitland teenager Daniel Cassidy, Michael Hickey, Barry Kelleher, Bruce White and Robert Carrig rounding out the top ten finishers.

The Street Stock main event honours went to Newcastle youngster John Lodge Jr ahead of Dungog racer Brendan Wakeman (who won the Bendy 500 last month in Fender Benders) and Sydney’s Troy Dawes home in third.

Andrew Espener, Kiona Sunerton, Matt James, Denis Pana, Charlie Dodson, Michael Butt and Greg Bayliss completed the top ten.

The next event at Valvoline Raceway is in a fortnight’s time on Saturday night April 11 with the Speedcar Super Series, Legend Cars, Litre Sprints and Street Stocks.

 

 

Bell Reigns Undefeated in Turn Pike Challenges at Port City Raceway

Tulsa, OK. – As if Christopher Bell’s dominating performance during the Inaugural Turn Pike Challenge left room for doubt in anyone’s mind, the Norman, Oklahoma native’s dominating performances easily laid those questions to rest as he backed up a clean sweep of the 2014 event with another pair of triumphs this weekend. While Bell started the 40 lap feature event for the Second Annual Turn Pike Challenge from the pole, it would be Bell’s teammate, Kevin Thomas, Jr., who would pounce into the lead on the opening lap from the second position. Thomas, Jr. piloting a Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports’ Toyota-powered Bullet would only be able to hold off Bell until lap 8 when Bell would gain enough momentum to slide Thomas, Jr. entering turn one. Thomas, Jr. would attempt to return the favor, sliding Bell entering turn three on the same lap, but Bell would prove to be too strong to tame as he would power right around Thomas, Jr. on the outside, all the while Blake Hahn’s Hard 8 Racing, Esslinger-powered Spike would inch closer to the dicing duo. With Bell’s Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports’ Toyota-powered Bullet cruising in a league of its own, Hahn would set his sights on the second position held by Thomas, Jr. On lap 12 with the moment just right, Hahn would make his move for second and take the position from Thomas, Jr. Five laps later, Bell’s torrential pace would be temporarily slowed as Thomas, Jr. would bring out the first caution of the feature event after ending up spun around in the middle of turns one and two. Just three laps shy of the half way point, Bell would lead the field back to green with a comfortable cushion of lap cars between himself and Blake Hahn running in second and Zach Daum running in third. While Hahn struggled to get by the lap cars, Bell didn’t waste any time working to reel back in those that he left off with before the caution. Within a matter of a few laps, Bell would resume lapping as Hahn’s Hard 8 Racing teammate Jonathan Beason worked his way into the mix and the third position, as Andrew Felker of Carl Junction, Missouri worked his way into the top five. With six laps left, Brad Loyet of Sunset Hills, Missouri would stall in the middle of turns three and four, bringing out the caution while Justin Peck, Seth Motsinger, Matt Sherrell and Terry Babb would pile up on the front stretch. Peck, Motsinger, Loyet, and Sherrell would all be done for the remainder of the event. Knowing full well that nothing could slow Bell’s roll, when the field returned to green flag racing, Bell would sprint across the line solidly in first, followed by Jonathan Beason in second and Zach Daum in third. Coming in fourth was Blake Hahn and rounding out the top five was Andrew Felker. “This place has definitely been good to me the last couple of years,” remarked clean-sweeping Christopher Bell. “That was really fun. The track definitely had similar characteristics [to last night’s track surface] but still different. Hats off to the track crew; the track was pretty wide tonight. I had a lot of fun and look forward to this event next year.” “It was fun,” explained second place finisher Jonathan Beason. “I wish Blake could have stayed up there. There at the end of the race we both got going. I think he lost a cylinder or a piston went bad. I’m glad to finish second and I’m glad we’re out here. This is a fun track.” “It’s never too early to start with momentum,” said third place finisher Zach Daum of Pocahontas, Illinois. “These fifths and these thirds and getting up on the podium and being in the top five every night is what pays off at the end of the year.” POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series feature Results presented by Great Clips (40 laps): 1. 71 - Christopher Bell 2. 8J - Jonathan Beason 3. 5 - Zach Daum 4. 8K - Blake Hahn 5. 11A - Andrew Felker 6. 17 - Darren Hagen 7. 67 - Tanner Thorson 8. 9K - Kyle Schuett 9. 39 - Spencer Bayston 10. 67K - Kevin Thomas Jr. 11. 7 - Austin Brown 12. 3T - Kevin Battles 13. 88 - Terry Babb 14. 18P - Payton Pierce 15. 87F - Andrew Deal 16. 05 - Brad Loyet 17. 35 - Matt Sherrell 18. 2 - Seth Motsinger 19. 5X - Justin Peck 20. 21 - Ty Hulsey 21. 27 - Tucker Klaasmeyer 22. 96 - Cody Brewer

Ford Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 8J - Jonathan Beason Heat 2: 71 - Christopher Bell Heat 3: 9K - Kyle Schuett Heat 4: 27 - Tucker Klaasmeyer Heat 5: 17T - Travis Scott Heat 6: 9$ - Kyle Clark Heat 7: 11A - Andrew Felker Heat 8: 3R - Daniel Robinson Heat 9: 67K - Kevin Thomas, Jr.

 

 

DELAMONT’S DELIGHT

Official release: Sprintcar Association of NSW

March 22, 2015

Jackson Delamont ran a calculated race to claim victory in the second last round of the Sprintcar Track Championship last night at Valvoline Raceway.

Delamont proved too strong in the dying laps of the 30 lap final, first passing Dave Murcott and then disposing of Trevor Green four laps from home to race away and score his first career A-Main victory at the Sydney circuit.

The race began with Danny Reidy shooting into the lead and fellow front row starter Toby Bellbowen settling into second. On the fourth circuit, whilst Bellbowen was going for the lead, the two made contact with Reidy suffering a flat left rear tyre. Reidy began losing positions and withdrew on the seventh lap.

Bellbowen also suffered a flat right front tyre and lost the lead after a lap 15 stoppage for rookie Thomas Jeffrey spinning on turn 2.

David Murcott and Trevor Green duked it out for a number of laps before Delamont, who stuck to the bottom of the racetrack like glue, began to make his move in lapped traffic.

It was another great feature race, as has been the norm in season 2014/15.

With two laps remaining, Murcott lost third to Sam Walsh with yet another big effort from Walsh after starting deep in the field.

Rounding out the top ten was Murcott in fourth followed by James McFadden, James Thompson, Robbie Farr, Max Dumesny, Ben Atkinson and Max Johnston.

Eleventh home was Grant Anderson followed by Grant Tunks, Jeremy Cross, Kim Becker, Matthew Craft, Matthew Dumesny, Thomas Jeffrey, Adrian Maher, Craig Brady, Andrew Wright and Lachlan Abbott was the last classified finisher. Non finishers were Toby Bellbowen, Warren Ferguson and Danny Reidy.

Earlier in the night it was Toby Bellbowen who set quick time for the third week in a row and the fifth time this season with a 12.440 second lap. Danny Reidy and Dave Murcott were next.

Heat race wins went to Adrian Maher, Jackson Delamont, Matt Dumesny and Robbie Farr.

The C-Main was won by Steve Caunt and the B-Main was a win for Jeremy Cross.

The next event on the SANSW calendar will be next Saturday night, March 28 for the Grand Final of the Sprintcar Track Championship.

The track championship will come down to an enthralling finish as just 27 points separate leader James Thompson and Ben Atkinson.

The March Month of Money series is even closer heading into the final round with Jackson Delamont and Dave Murcott tied at the top and Ben Atkinson just two points behind.

The top 10 in the track championship are as follows;

1. James Thompson – 4542

2. Ben Atkinson – 4515 (-27)

3. Sam Walsh – 4428 (-114)

4. Max Dumesny – 4410 (-132)

5. Jackson Delamont – 4386 (-156)

6. Toby Bellbowen – 4331 (-211)

7. Danny Reidy – 4288 (-254)

8. Trevor Green – 4252 (-290)

9. Grant Tunks – 4112 (-430)

10. Matthew Dumesny – 4039 (-503)

The top 10 in the March Month of Money series are as follows;

1. Jackson Delamont – 732

Dave Murcott – 732 (-0)

3. Ben Atkinson – 730 (-2)

4. James Thompson – 710 (-22)

5. Robbie Farr – 706 (-26)

6. Sam Walsh – 695 (-37)

7. Grant Anderson – 680 (-52)

8. Jeremy Cross – 673 (-59)

9. Max Dumesny – 668 (-64)

10. Adrian Maher – 666 (-66)

Sprintcar Association Of NSW, Track Championship Round 20.

VALVOLINE RACEWAY , MONTH of MONEY ROUND 3

TIME TRIALS – 1. Toby Bellbowen, 70N, 12.440; 2. Danny Reidy , 5NT, 12.521; 3. David Murcott, 1A, 12.531; 4. Trevor Green, 11N, 12.540; 5. Ben Atkinson, 2N, 12.585; 6. Max Johnston, 38N, 12.590; 7. Jimmy Matchett, 88N, 12.600; 8. Max Dumesny, 5V, 12.603; 9. James Thompson, 22N, 12.612; 10. Sam Walsh, 92N, 12.636; 11. Warren Ferguson, 32N, 12.675; 12. James McFadden, 25NQ, 12.687; 13. Robbie Farr, 7Q, 12.688; 14. Jay Waugh, 99C, 12.713; 15. Craig Brady, 74N, 12.736; 16. Kelly Linigen, 25N, 12.783; 17. Grant Anderson, 37V, 12.793; 18. Thomas Jeffrey, 12N, 12.846; 19. Grant Tunks, 54N, 12.860; 20. Lachlan Abbott, 16N, 12.870; 21. Matthew Craft, 86N, 12.887; 22. Matt Dumesny, 57V, 12.898; 23. Jackson Delamont, 48N, 12.919; 24. Adrian Maher, 10N, 12.932; 25. Kyle Caunt, 8N, 12.941; 26. Andrew Wright, 78N, 13.024; 27. Kim Becker, 55N, 13.024; 28. Alex Orr, 43N, 13.029; 29. Clayton Hart, 67N, 13.042; 30. Jordyn Brazier, 21Q, 13.069; 31. Steve Rowell, 6Q, 13.079; 32. Gary Rooke, 42N, 13.086; 33. Bruce White, 96N, 13.098; 34. Sean Dyson, 99N, 13.123; 35. Jeremy Cross, 39N, 13.153; 36. Michael Saller, 56N; 13.170. 37. Luca Cox, 91N, 13.214; 38. Blake Skipper, 24N, 13.216; 39. Craig Morrison, 57N, 13.249; 40. Daniel Sayre, 3N, 13.253; 41. Brian Czuczi, 92C, 13.300; 42. Sebastian Johnston, 80N, 13.368; 43. Danny Vassall, 97N, 13.448; 44. Steve Caunt, 9N, 13.450; 45. Ian Burrows, 27N, 13.454; 46. Brendan Scorgie, 57C, 13.466; 47. Michael Jordan, 34N, 13.497; 48. Jarrod Goldoni, 7NT, 13.506; 49. Dick Thompson, 93N 13.513; 50. Jason Gebert, 18NT, 13.574; 51. Matt Geering, 82N, 13.796; EXC. Michael Matchett, NT.

HEAT 1: (10 laps) 1. A Maher, 2. G Anderson, 3. Max Dumesny, 4. J Thompson, 5. T Bellbowen, 6. K Linigen, 7. K Caunt, 8. C Hart, 9. B Czuczi, 10. L Cox, 11. B White, 12. D Thompson, (DNF) I Burrows. NT.

HEAT 2: (10 laps) 1. J Delamont, 2. S Walsh, 3. C Brady, 4. T Jeffrey, 5. D Reidy, 6. K Becker, 7. J Brazier, 8. J Gebert, 9. J Matchett, 10. B Scorgie, 11. S Johnston, 12. B Skipper, 13. S Dyson NT.

HEAT 3: (10 laps) 1. Matt Dumesny, 2. D Murcott, 3. W Ferguson, 4. M Johnston, 5. A Wright, 6. S Rowell, 7. J Cross, 8. C Morrison, 9. J Waugh, 10. M Geering, 11. D Vassall, (DNF) M Jordan, (DNF) G Tunks. 2:23.795.

HEAT 4: (10 laps) 1. R Farr, 2. J McFadden, 3. B Atkinson, 4. M Craft, 5. T Green, 6. A Orr, 7. S Caunt, 8. M Saller, 9. D Sayre, 10. J Goldoni, 11. L Abbott, 12. M Matchett, 13. G Rooke. NT.

C MAIN: (10 Laps) 1. S Caunt, 2. B Skipper, 3. D Sayre, 4. J Gebert, 5. B Czuczi, 6. S Johnston, 7. B Scorgie, 8. J Goldoni, 9. M Matchett, 10. M Geering, 11. D Vassall, (DNF) M Jordan, (DNF) C Morrison, (DNF) D Thompson. NT.

POLE SHUFFLE: 1. D Reidy (2), 2. T Bellbowen (1), 3. T Green (4), 4. D Murcott (3), 5. J Delamont (7), 6. R Farr (5), 7. Matt Dumesny (6), 8. A Maher (8).

B MAIN: ( 20 laps) 1. J Cross, 2. G Tunks, 3. L Abbott, 4. K Becker, 5. J Brazier, 6. J Waugh. 7. J Matchett, 8. K Caunt, 9. S Dyson, 10. G Rooke, 11. A Orr, 12. C Hart, 13. L Cox, 14. S Rowell, 15. B Skipper, 16. S Caunt, (DNF) M Saller, (DNF) B White. NT.

A MAIN: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Jackson Delamont (5), 2. Trevor Green (3), 3. Sam Walsh (13), 4. David Murcott (4), 5. James McFadden (15), 6. James Thompson (12), 7. Robbie Farr (6), 8. Max Dumesny (11), 9. Ben Atkinson (9), 10. Max Johnston (10), 11. Grant Anderson (17), 12. Grant Tunks (19), 13. Jeremy Cross (24), 14. Kim Becker (23), 15. Matthew Craft (21), 16. Matt Dumesny (7), 17. Thomas Jeffrey (18), 18. Adrian Maher (8), 19. Craig Brady (16), 20. Andrew Wright (22), 21. L Abbott (20), (DNF) Toby Bellbowen (2), (DNF) Warren Ferguson (14), (DNF) Danny Reidy (1). NT.

A MAIN LAP LEADERS: Laps 1 - 3 Danny Reidy, Laps 4 – 15 Toby Bellbowen, Laps 16 – 21 David Murcott, Laps 22 – 26 Trevor Green, Laps 27 – 30 Jackson Delamont.

FASTEST LAP: Lap 4, Toby Bellbowen 14.673

HARD CHARGER: Jeremy Cross.

 

 

Bell Three-for-Three at Port City Raceway
Tulsa, Ok. – Open-wheel star Christopher Bell hailing from Norman, Oklahoma claimed the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series feature in the opening night of the Second Annual Turnpike Challenge in convincing fashion. A graduate of the PCR micro sprint ranks, Bell charged from the 10th position on the 1/8th mile Port City Raceway bull ring in the familiar Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports’ Toyota-powered Bullet that fans have become accustomed to seeing run up front.
Andrew Felker of Carl Junction, Missouri started on the inside front row in the Danny Felker-owned Stanton-powered BOSS Chassis and powered into the early lead at the drop of the green flag. Attempting to chase down Felker from the second position, Riverside, California-native Darren Hagen would work relentlessly to hold off the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports’ Toyota-powered Bullet of Kevin Thomas, Jr. as both drivers labored to gain ground on Felker.
As Felker quickly closed in on lap traffic and begun weeding his way through, Darren Hagen gaining ground in second would get collected as a lap car slid up off the bottom and spun bringing out the first caution of the main event. With 14 laps in the books, Felker would lead the field back to green with Kevin Thomas, Jr. and Christopher Bell in tow. As Felker again pulled away from the field and took off leaving Kevin Thomas, Jr. and Christopher Bell to battle for second, the caution would fly again as Westley Smith would slow atop turn three.
With 19 laps in the books, Felker would lead the field back to green flag racing, but this time Kevin Thomas, Jr. and Christopher Bell would make their move. With Bell ultimately coming out ahead and Felker back in second, Thomas, Jr. would have to settle for third for one lap. With Bell comfortably out front and working to pull away, Thomas, Jr. would make his move and take second from Felker on lap 21. Thomas, Jr. and Felker would try to give chase, but neither driver could mount a charge as Bell would cross the line first followed by Thomas, Jr. and Felker in third. Coming in fourth was Tanner Thorson of Minden, Nevada and rounding out the top five was defending POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Champion, Zach Daum of Pocahontas, Illinois.
“I just love this place,” commented Bell. “This place is just awesome. You have to finesse it, but you really have to run the crap out of it. I put this car through hell and back tonight and I just can’t thank Keith Kunz and Pete Willoughby enough. I made a mistake during the qualifier and spun it out. Luckily I was able to get back up there and into a transfer spot. I knew the feature being 40 laps, I’d have plenty of time to get up there.
“I’m real fortunate to be a part of this team,” explained Thomas, Jr. “As much rain as we had, it was a very good racetrack. I had fun tonight and congratulations to Chris. Maybe we can come back tomorrow and get one better.
“This is a good way to start the season off,” remarked Felker. “We came up a little short; we were just too good too early, but we’re standing on the same front stretch as Keith Kunz tonight, so I’d say that was a step in the right direction.”
POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series feature results (40 laps): 1. 71 - Christopher Bell 2. 67K - Kevin Thomas Jr. 3. 11A - Andrew Felker 4. 67 - Tanner Thorson 5. 5 - Zach Daum 6. 3F - Geoff Ensign 7. 35 - Matt Sherrell 8. 8K - Blake Hahn 9. 05 - Brad Loyet 10. 17 - Darren Hagen 11. 8J - Jonathan Beason 12. 3R - Daniel Robinson 13. 96 - Cody Brewer 14. 8 - Alex Sewell 15. 21 - Ty Hulsey 16. 5$ - Danny Smith 17. 7 - Austin Brown 18. 4M - Michelle Decker 19. 9K - Kyle Schuett 20. 7M - Chance Morton 21. 5C - Colten Cottle 22. 44X - Don Droud Jr. 23. 18P - Payton Pierce
For more information, visit www.powri.com.

 

Veal Continues To Clean Up At Eureka Garages & Sheds Series Finale

Jamie Veal’s stellar 2014-15 season continued on its merry way tonight at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool as the 26 year old captured yet another series round victory which proved to be not only a double but a triple celebration for Veal and the SWI Engineering team.

In securing the feature race win, Veal not only claimed the outright series Championship but also made the Parr Motorsports Premier Speedway Track Premiership his own as well despite the fact the final round is not set down for decision until Easter Sunday night.

On what was arguably the best racing surface of the season, Veal, Steven Lines and Darren Mollenoyux put on a fantastic battle that lasted the entire 30 lap journey, before Veal was eventually able to break free of the hard charging Lines as he set sail for victory.

As the lap wound down it was Veal taking the win from Lines and seemingly Warrnambool’s Darren Mollenoyux, that was before Mollenoyux’ V77 entry failed to make weight at the compulsory trip to the scales post the feature event.

This promoted Corey McCullagh to a richly deserved podium finish, as he charged from the B-Main and then through the A-Main field to be right on the tail of the race leaders.

The luckless Brett Milburn was fourth after displaying his typical never say die attitude right throughout the Eureka Garages and Sheds Series finale.

Ian Loudoun’s continued improvement at the wheel of the David Dickson backed Essendon Ford V3 was again rewarded with a top five finish while rounding out the top ten were Tim Rankin, John Vogels, Peter Milnes, Daniel Pestka and Jake Smith.

They were followed home by Tasmania’s Tim Hutchins, Adam King, Quentin Tanner, Jye O’Keeffe and Ashley Scott while Nick Lacey and Andy Caruana were early race casualties.

The night began with time trials, which again were conducted in the popular seeded format, that has drivers qualifying against the clock and only against those drivers that will contest their particular heat race.

The four pace setters from the four heat groups were Peter Milnes (11.209 seconds), Ian Loudoun (11.054 seconds), Jye O’Keeffe (10.997 seconds) and Steven Lines (10.739 seconds).

Heat races throughout the night went the way of Peter Milnes, Ian Loudoun, Darren Mollenoyux, Steven Lines (2), David McKay, Tim Rankin and Jamie Veal.

The C-Main saw Michael Cunningham, Daniel Newnham, Brendan Balcombe and Kris Lacey make the transfer to the back of the last chance B-Main which in-turn saw Corey McCullagh, Quentin Tanner, Adam King, Tim Hutchins, Jake Smith and Ashley Scott get their opportunity to tack on to the tail of the A-main event as presented tonight by Go Traffic and Eureka Garages and Sheds.

Throughout the night a healthy field of Street Stocks also provided some entertaining racing which culminated in their annual Go Switch Go event that has the drivers contesting 20 laps in one direction before a mid race caution has them reverting to the opposite direction for the final 20 lap stanza.

The winner on the night after a torrid battle at the front of the field with local Warrnambool hope Steven Watts was the AX37 car as driven by Darryl Atkinson.

Atkinson was followed home by another of the Alexandra domiciled cars in the AX41 of Darren Forrest while third place fell the way of Darren Paisley in the RDL63 entry.

All focus will now fall upon the Geelong Harley Davidson Easter Sprintcar Trail which is set to get underway at Avalon Raceway on Good Friday before Borderline Speedway, Mt. Gambier roars to life on Saturday April 4 and then Sungold Speedway, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool will host night number 3 on Sunday April 5 on a program that will also feature Super Rods and a Massive Fire Works Display.

Parr Motorsports Premier Speedway Sprintcar Track Championship

The top ten in points at the end of Round 9 are:

1 . V35 Jamie Veal 1070 points 2. W3 Steven Lines 665 points 3. V77 Darren Mollenoyux 655 points 4. V3 Ian Loudoun 580 points 5 V88 Daniel Pestka 550 points =7 A1 David Murcott 495 points =7 W17 Kyle Hirst 495 points 8 W2 Brooke Tatnell 480 points 9 T10 Ian Madsen 450 points 10 V68 Brett Milburn 375 points

 

 

DELAMONT’S DELUXE DRIVE

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

March 21, 2015

Jackson Delamont has been showing all season that he’s not a driver you should underestimate and tonight he stepped it up a notch to score his career first main event win at Valvoline Raceway in front of an enormous crowd.

The 20 year old from Young in NSW stole the 30 lap victory from South Aussie Trevor Green in the dying stages of the race utilizing the lowline to maximum effect in his Mad Harry’s Steel #48 Maxim.

“It’s great to finally get a win for this team and reward them by putting this car up where it should be,” grinned the affable third generation racer, “it’s cool to win in front of such a huge crowd too.”

The biggest crowd in recent years at Valvoline Raceway jammed into see the Sprintcars and Monster Trucks combination.

“It’s so great to race in front of a crowd like this,” said eventual second placed Trevor Green, “full credit to Jackson for winning the race. He’s been threatening to do this for a while now and he’s finally got the win.”

Third place across the line was Sammy Walsh who carved his way from well back in the field to pick off the final podium position.

Australian Champion David Murcott had his chances to score the win in the #1 Maxim and even led a few times before eventually having to settle for fourth place ahead of last week’s feature winner James McFadden in fifth.

Current Track Championship points leader James Thompson came home in sixth ahead of Robbie Farr seventh, Max Dumesny eighth, Ben Atkinson ninth and Max Johnston rounding out the ten.

Following the top ten were Grant Anderson, Grant Tunks, Jeremy Cross, Kim Becker, Matthew Craft, Matt Dumesny, Thomas Jeffrey, Adrian Maher, Craig Brady, Andrew Wright and Lachlan Abbott placed as 21st and the final finisher.

DNF’s went to Toby Bellbowen (flat left front tyre) Warren Ferguson and Danny Reidy (flat left rear tyre).

The B-Main was won by Jeremy Cross from fellow A-Main transferees Grant Tunks in second, Lachlan Abbott third and Kim Becker in fourth.

The C-Main was won by Steve Caunt with an impressive drive over Blake Skipper in second, Daniel Sayre in third and Jason Gebert fourth.

Quick time in the Network Industry qualifying went to Toby Bellbowen for the fifth time (and third consecutively) and he later led the main event for several laps before he suffered a flat left front tyre which eventually crippled the #70 car and he retired to the pits.

The Legend car main event was a hard fought affair with Brett Morris storming to a great win after many weeks out of the saddle over Brad Giffen in second place and Rob Rawlings running a strong third.

The next event at Valvoline Raceway is next Saturday night (March 28) for the Grand Final of the Sydney Sprintcar Premiership with James Thompson clinging to a narrow lead over Ben Atkinson as the $20,000 winner’s prize goes right down to the wire.

 

 

Forsberg, Castleberry, Henry, Jones find Gold

By: Jacob Perkins
(Marysville, CA March 14th, 2015)……….Marysville Raceway returned to action with 47 drivers hunting for gold during the Spring Gold Fever Sprint Car Open. The winged 360 sprint cars led the way with 23 drivers showing up to battle for the win. Opening night winner Justin Sanders and Friday night Silver Cup winner Andy Forsberg returned to try and claim victory and stay in the hunt for an added bonus. Billy Wallace competed in both the winged 360 and wingless sprints division. Misty Castleberry also competed in two divisions, competing in the wingless sprints and Pro 4’s.  Seven drivers showed up to compete for the second time in the wingless division. The Pro 4’s and winged economy sprints made their first appearance of the season at Marysville Raceway.
Auburn, CA driver Andy Forsberg found gold at Marysville Raceway wining the Spring Gold Fever Sprint Car Open. Bud Walberg would jump out to the early race lead however Jeremy Burt would get upside-down in turn one. Burt was ok however his night was over. Rookie driver DJ Freitas had troubles with his car and was unable to make the restart. Lining back up side by side for a complete restart Bud Walberg once again jumped out to the race lead. Fourth and fifth place starters Justin Sanders and Andy Forsberg worked their way into the top three by lap four. Cody Lamar would bring out the second red of the race on lap five getting upside-down on the back stretch, Trevor Schmid and Chris Magoon also were involved and all drivers were ok. Walberg would maintain the lead on the single file restart. The race heated up at the half way point with race leader Walberg, opening night winner Sanders, and Forsberg battling it out for the lead. Forsberg would get around Sanders and Walberg on the high scary side on lap 18, Sanders would get around Walberg for second on lap 20. The caution flag would waive on lap 21 for Brad Bumgarner spinning to a stop in turns one and two.
On the ensuing restart fourth place running Colby Wiesz would get by Walberg for the third spot. With an open track in front of him Forsberg would lead the final four laps to take home the victory. Sanders, Wiesz, Walberg, and Peter Paulson rounded out the top five. Cody Lamar took lead on the opening lap of the 12 lap B-main with Lamar winning the B-main over Kevin Lovell, Chris Magoon, Billy Wallace, and DJ Freitas all transferring to the A-main. Heat race wins went to Koen Shaw, Heath Hall, and John Michael Bunch. Colby Wiesz turned the fastest lap in qualifying with a lap of 12.788. Andy Forsberg and Justin Sanders still have extra money on the line from the Spring Fever Winged 360 Sprint Car Bonus. If Sanders can win next Friday at the Civil War opener in Marysville and the following Friday night in Chico he could pocket and extra $2000. If Forsberg wins the next two Friday nights he can pocket an extra $3000.
Shawn Jones seeked gold and found it in the wingless sprints 20 lap main event. Jones started in the third spot and tracked down early race leader Tony Godwin to take over the top spot on lap six. Pole sitter Billy Wallace would fall back in the early stages of the race before getting around Godwin on lap nine for the second spot. The race would be slowed on lap 18 for a caution as Joey Olschowka would get into the tires on the back stretch. Olschowka would be able to continue on. The cars would bunch back up on the restart however with an open track in front of him Jones went on to win over Wallace, Tim Sherman Jr, Godwin, Kyle Standley, Olschowka and Misty Castleberry. The lone heat race was claimed by Godwin who took the lead on lap two from opening lap leader Wallace.
Justin Henry found gold for himself and his new team during the opening night of completion for the Winged Economy Sprints. Henry would start inside row two for the 15 lap main event however his engine cover was not properly fastened and was flopping around. Henry bought out a caution on lap two in turn one. As the caution flew race leader Bob Conney would get together with Robert Conney on the front stretch sending Robert for a hard tumble down the front stretch bringing out the red. Robert Conney was ok. Getting the engine cover fixed Henry would restart at the tail end of the field and work himself up to the lead on lap six. The second red of the race would be brought out for Kevin Dozier; Dozier was ok. The field would bunch back up and with an open track in front of him Henry would go on to win the main event. Loren Cooney, Ron Wyman, Scott Gannett, and Jeff Macedo rounded out the top five. Justin Henry and Robert Conney won their heat races. Misty Castleberry was on the hunt for gold in the Pro 4 main event. Castleberry jumped out to the lead on the opening lap of the 20 lap main event and never looked back. Tim MacLauglin, Matt Beardslee, Blake Scroggins, and Craig Morrison rounded out the top five. Castleberry claimed the lone heat race victory.
Be sure to join us Friday March 20th, 2015 as Marysville Raceway returns to action with a special Friday night show featuring the opening night of competition for the California Sprint Car Civil War Series. The Pro 4’s will also be back in action competing alongside the Civil War Series. Front Gate opens at 5pm, Qualifying is scheduled for 6pm, and Racing action is scheduled to begin at 6:30pm. Tickets – Adults $17, Juniors/Seniors/Military/Disabled $13, Child $6, Family $40.
Full results are available at http://www.mylaps.com/en/events/marysville-raceway/235674

 

 

Zomer Zooms to Victory Lane in CSP Season Opener!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (March 14, 2015) – South Dakota’s Dusty Zomer dropped in on Saturday night’s Canyon Speedway Park season opener and made it pay off with victory honors in ASCS Southwest Sprint Car action atop the 1/3-mile clay oval near Phoenix.

While Zomer bested the Sprint Car ranks, other winners on the night included Bo Partain in IMCA Modifieds, Chris McCurdy, Jr., in Pure Stocks, Daniel Romero in Renegades and Brian Stehr in Dwarf Cars.

After a third place heat race finish, Zomer redrew the pole position for the feature and raced to victory lane aboard the Buffalo Wild Wings No. 82 ahead of reigning ASCS Southwest champion Rick Ziehl with 13th-starter Lorne Wofford, Bob Ream, Jr., and Ryan Linder rounding out the top five.

In 9th World Vapor IMCA Modified action, Bo Partain fended off invading NASCAR star Kenny Wallace for victory honors with George Fronsman, Shawn Zelenka and Mark Stewart in the top five.

Chris McCurdy, Jr., claimed Arizona Differential Pure Stock honors from third ahead of reigning champion Matt Martinez and Ty Weidner, while Joe Vlasity rallied from 17th to fourth.

Daniel Romero scored Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive Renegade honors ahead of Joe Flewelling and Mike Hartsock while Brian Stehr claimed the Dwarf Car win ahead of David Cook, Jr., and Eric Muse.

Action resumes at Canyon Speedway Park with the Hose Advantage Hank Arnold Memorial on Saturday night, March 28, featuring the non-wing USAC Southwest Sprint Cars along with Pure Stocks, Micro Sprints, AMA Mod Lites and Dwarf Cars.

Canyon Speedway Park

Season Opener Results:

ASCS Southwest Sprint Cars:

First Heat: 1. 51-Cody Cambensy, 2. 91-Casey Buckman, 3. 8-Bob Ream, Jr., 4. 22-Mike Rux, Jr., 5. 12-James Mosher, 6. 29-Darrell Sickles.

Second Heat: 1. 20z-Rick Ziehl, 2. 41-Joshua Williams, 3. 82-Dusty Zomer, 4. 18-Lorne Wofford, 5. 22x-Jesse Baker, 6. 01-Kaylene Verville.

Third Heat: 1. 7-James Aragon, 2. 9-Ryan Linder, 3. 2-Alex Pettas, 4. 90-Lance Norick, 5. 4c-Billy Chester.

“A” Feature: 1. 82-Dusty Zomer, 2. 20z-Rick Ziehl, 3. 18-Lorne Wofford, 4. 8-Bob Ream, Jr., 5. 9-Ryan Linder, 6. 41-Joshua Williams, 7. 51-Cody Cambensy, 8. 01-Kaylene Verville, 9. 91-Casey Buckman, 10. 7-James Aragon, 11. 2-Alex Pettas, 12. 12-James Mosher, 13. 22x-Jesse Baker, 14. 29-Darrell Sickles, 15. 22-Mike Rux, Jr., 16. 90-Lance Norick, 17. 4c-Billy Chester.

9th World Vapor IMCA Modifieds:

First Heat: 1. 96-Sean Stewart, 2. 36-Kenny Wallace, 3. 41-George Fronsman, 4. 59-Mark Stewart, 5. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 6. 45-Ryan Roath, 7. 17-Justin Miller.

Second Heat: 1. 11x-Shawn Zelenka, 2. 74-Garrett Funk, 3. 76c-Jeff Collinsworth, 4. 66-Brandon Eichelberger, 5. 87-Clifton Maggard, 6. 82-John Parmeley, 7. 3-Jim Collinsworth.

Third Heat: 1. 101bc-Bryson Curry, 2. 75c-Bo Partain, 3. 78-Steve Stultz, 4. 24s-Steve Simpson, Jr., 5. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 6. 8-Nate Warren.

“A” Feature: 1. 75c-Bo Partain, 2. 36-Kenny Wallace, 3. 41-George Fronsman, 4. 11x-Shawn Zelenka, 5. 59-Mark Stewart, 6. 74-Garrett Funk, 7. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 8. 101bc-Bryson Curry, 9. 76c-Jeff Collinsworth, 10. 96-Sean Stewart, 11. 24s-Steve Simpson, Jr., 12. 66-Brandon Eichelberger, 13. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 14. 17-Justin Miller, 15. 3-Jim Collinsworth, 16. 45-Ryan Roath, 17. 82-John Parmeley, 18. 87-Clifton Maggard, 19. 78-Steve Stultz, 20. 8-Nate Warren.

Arizona Differential Pure Stocks:

First Heat: 1. 21m-Matt Martinez, 2. 15-Speedy Madrid, 3. 04b-Justin Bishop, 4. 97L-Stephen Lumpkin, 5. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 6. ACE-Doug Porter, 7. 54F-Guy Fite, 8. 5z-Zack Madrid, 9. 28x-Donnie Yates.

Second Heat: 1. 97-Larry Gordon, 2. Z28-Ty Weidner, 3. 22a-Aaron Hernandez, 4. 13m-Johnny Madrid, 5. 99-Mike Lilly, 6. 3-Ashley Stafford, 7. 8-Justin Thornton, 8. 06x-Tyler George.

Third Heat: 1. 7-Steve Bitting, 2. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 3. 2m-Robert McClelland, 4. 33y-David Jones, 5. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 6. 14-David Goulette, 7. 33-Kenny Terry, 8. 5J-Jacob Madrid.

“B” Feature: 1. ACE-Doug Porter, 2. 5z-Zack Madrid, 3. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 4. 8-Justin Thornton, 5. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 6. 3-Ashley Stafford, 7. 54f-Guy Fite, 8. 14-Dave Goulette, 9. 99-Mike Lilly, 10. 06x-Tyler George, 11. 33-Kenny Terry, 12. 5j-Jacob Madrid, 13. 28x-Donnie Yates.

“A” Feature: 1. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 2. 21m-Matt Martinez, 3. Z28-Ty Weidner, 4. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 5. 7-Steve Bitting, 6. 5z-Zack Madrid, 7. ACE-Doug Porter, 8. 3-Ashley Stafford, 9. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 10. 22a-Aaron Hernandez, 11. 13m-Johnny Madrid, 12. 14-Dave Goulette, 13. 54F-Guy Fite, 14. 04b-Justin Bishop, 15. 97-Larry Gordon, 16. 15-Speedy Madrid, 17. 8-Justin Thornton, 18. 2m-Robert McClelland, 19. 33y-David Jones, 20. 97L-Stephen Lumpkin.

Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive Renegades:

First Heat: 1. 14x-Brandon Gschweng, 2. 45k-Mark Kilian, 3. 8-Joe Flewelling, 4. 3d-David Harrington, 5. 7-Ray Howard, 6. 77-Mike Laramee, 7. 99-Trenton Setelin, 8. 3-Greg Gillum.

Second Heat: 1. XX-Chuck Thornton, 2. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 3. 64-Daniel Romero, 4. 24-Chris McCurdy, Sr., 5. 13-Jason Crowe, 6. 18jr-Tony Steele, 7. 9-Paul O’Connor, 8. 1b-Michael Posey.

Third Heat: 1. 48-Mike Hartsock, 2. 51d-Dustin Way, 3. 85-Joe Peterson, 4. 5-Shea Kendig, 5. 24L-Ross Langer, 6. 16b-Richard Bennett, 7. 4h-Brian Hyatt, 8. 57a-Tate Allen.

“B” Feature: 1. 13-Jason Crowe, 2. 9-Paul O’Connor, 3. 77-Mike Laramee, 4. 24L-Ross Langer, 5. 18jr-Tony Steele, 6. 4h-Brian Hyatt, 7. 3-Greg Gillum, 8. 16b-Richard Bennett, 9. 99-Trenton Setelin, 10. 57a-Tate Allen, 11. 7-Ray Howard, 12. 1b-Michael Posey.

“A” Feature: 1. 64-Daniel Romero, 2. 8-Joe Flewelling, 3. 48-Mike Hartsock, 4. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 5. 85-Joe Peterson, 6. 24-Chris McCurdy, Sr., 7. 13-Jason Crowe, 8. 9-Paul O’Connor, 9. 45k-Mark Kilian, 10. 3d-David Harrington, 11. 14x-Bradon Gschweng, 12. XX-Chuck Thornton, 13. 24L-Ross Langer, 14. 5-Shea Kendig, 15. 51d-Dustin Way, 16. 18jr-Tony Steele, 17. 77-Mike Laramee, 18. 16b-Richard Bennett, 19. 3-Greg Gillum.

Dwarf Cars:

First Heat: 1. 11y-Kenny Hodgakins, 2. 77-David Cook, Jr., 3. 54-Fred Defibaugh, 4. 03y-Nick Adams, 5. 46-Mike Moyer, 6. 34d-Tim Crosby, 7. 19-Tim Berner.

Second Heat: 1. 76-Brian Stehr, 2. 6-John Ogden, 3. 2y-Billy Van Meter, 4. 9y-Jeff Adams, 5. 7-Eric Muse, 6. 9x-Genn Banham, 7. 4-Jim Warp.

Third Heat: 1. 2n-Cale Rudy, 2. 9-Grant William, 3. 93-A.J. Breau, 4. 2-Mike Williams, 5. 14-Ryan Hennessey, 6. 17y-Scott Tupper.

“A” Feature: 1. 76-Brian Stehr, 2. 77-David Cook, Jr., 3. 7-Eric Muse, 4. 9x-Genn Banham, 5. 2n-Cale Rudy, 6. 93-A.J. Breau, 7. 54-Fred Defibaugh, 8. 17y-Scott Tupper, 9. 03y-Nick Adams, 10. 34d-Tim Crosby, 11. 4-Jim Warp, 12. 46-Mike Moyer, 13. 5-John Ogden, 14. 2y-Billy Van Meter, 15. 9y-Jeff Adams, 16. 9-Grant William, 17. 11y-Kenny Hodgakins, 18. 14-Ryan Hennessey, 19. 2-Mike Williams.

 

 

MCFADDEN STRIKES IN SYDNEY

Official release: Sprintcar Association of NSW

March 15, 2015

James McFadden took an exciting win in round 19 of the Sprintcar Track Championship last night, Saturday, March 14, at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway.

McFadden didn’t have it all his own way though after an enthralling battle with Australian champion Dave Murcott. At the chequers, Murcott settled for second whilst Ben Atkinson, who led the opening stanza of the race, came home in third.

It was an exciting race as many of the drivers who started deep in the field made good headway through the field on the slick surface that allowed a number of lines to be used. Max Dumesny came from 24th to finish 8th and Jackson Delamont also jumped a number of spots, claiming 6th from a 20th starting position.

Track Championship leader James Thompson finished fifth and remains in the lead of the season-long series by 21 points over Atkinson. The next two weeks are vitally important for Thompson who realistically only needs to finish within sight of Atkinson to claim the title for season 2014/15. It will definitely come down to the final two weeks, ensuring an on the edge of your seat finish.

There was also heartbreak for Toby Bellbowen who suffered a flat right rear whilst leading.

At the completion of the 30 laps, it was McFadden ahead of Murcott, Atkinson, Danny Reidy, Thompson, Delamont, Robbie Farr, Max Dumesny, Max Johnston, Adrian Maher, Jason Gebert, Michael Saller, Kelly Linigen, Daniel Sayre and Sean Dyson were the last on track finishers. Jeremy Cross and Toby Bellbowen were next after receiving the mechanical defect flag. Non finishers were Andrew Wright, Craig Brady, Bruce White, Sam Walsh, Grant Anderson, Alex Orr and Jimmy Matchett.

Earlier in the night, Toby Bellbowen set quick time, his fourth quick time of the season, with a 12.418 second time.

Heat race wins went to Michael Saller, David Murcott, Andrew Wright and Jason Gebert. The Pole Shuffle went to Atkinson, the C-Main was won by Mark Attard and Max Johnston took the B-Main.

The next event on the Sprintcar Association of NSW calendar is next Saturday night, March 21 for the penultimate round of the Sprintcar Track Championship.

Track Championship top 10:

James Thompson – 4304

Ben Atkinson – 4283 (-21)

Sam Walsh – 4183 (-121)

Max Dumesny – 4176 (-128)

Jackson Delamont – 4136 (-168)

Toby Bellbowen – 4128 (-176)

Danny Reidy – 4086 (-218)

Trevor Green – 4006 (-298)

Grant Tunks – 3886 (-418)

Matthew Dumesny – 3886 (-483)

March Month of Money top 10:

Ben Atkinson – 498

Dave Murcott – 490

Jackson Delamont – 482

James Thompson – 472

Robbie Far – 470

Jeremy Cross – 454

Toby Bellbowen – 454

Adrian Maher – 452

Grant Anderson – 452

Sam Walsh - 450

Sprintcar Association Of NSW, Track Championship Round 19.

VALVOLINE RACEWAY , MONTH of MONEY, WEEK TWO.

TIME TRIALS – 1. Toby Bellbowen, 70N, 12.418; 2. Ben Atkinson , 2N, 12.571; 3. Danny Reidy, 5NQ, 12.586; 4. Sam Walsh, 92N, 12.616; 5. Craig Brady, 74N, 12.645; 6. James McFadden, 25NQ, 12.656; 7. James Thompson, 22N, 12.705; 8. Kelly Linigen, 25N, 12.715; 9. Grant Anderson, 37V, 12.740; 10. Dave Murcott, 1A, 12.763; 11. Max Johnston, 38N, 12.779; 12. Jimmy Matchett, 88N, 12.779; 13. Trevor Green, 11N, 12.781; 14. Robbie Farr, 7Q, 12.800; 15. Warren Ferguson, 32N, 12.893; 16. Daniel Sayre, 3N, 12.897; 17. Jeremy Cross, 39N, 12.921; 18. Sean Dyson, 99N, 12.931; 19. Andrew Wright, 78N, 12.945; 20. Lachlan Abbott, 16N, 12.953; 21. Jason Gebert, 18NT, 12.967; 22. Jackson Delamont, 48N, 12.976; 23. Bruce White, 96N, 12.977; 24. Michael Saller, 56N, 13.019; 25. Brian Czuczi, 92C, 13.020; 26. Alex Orr, 43N, 13.052; 27. Steve Caunt, 9N, 13.074; 28. Adrian Maher, 10N, 13.088; 29. Jay Waugh, 99C, 13.103; 30. Matt Jackson, 82N, 13.109; 31. Michael Jordan, 34N, 13.112; 32. Grant Tunks, 54N, 13.146; 33. Steve Rowell, 6Q, 13.148; 34. Jordyn Brazier, 21Q, 13.154; 35. Matt Dumesny, 57V, 13.224; 36. Daniel Needham, 64N; 13.238. 37. Mark Attard, 52N, 13.250; 38. Dean Thomas, 5N, 13.291; 39. Matthew Craft, 86N, 13.308; 40. Craig Morrison, 57N, 13.344; 41. Nick Simmons, 9C, 13.493; 42. Blake Skipper, 24N, 13.494; 43. Mick Matchett, 60N, 13.496; 44. Ian Burrows, 27N, 13.585; 45. Brendan Scorgie, 57C, 13.876; 46. Dick Thompson, 93N, 13.891; 47. Danny Vassall, 97N, 14.044; 48. Brendan Rallings, 65N, 14.205; 49. Max Dumesny, 5V, NT.

HEAT 1: (10 laps) 1. M Saller, 2. G Anderson, 3. J Cross, 4. T Bellbowen, 5. D Sayre, 6. J Waugh, 7. K Linigen, 8. B Czuczi, 9. M Attard, 10. N Simmons, 11. B Scorgie, 12. S Rowell. 2:14.265.

HEAT 2: (10 laps) 1. D Murcott, 2. J Thompson, 3. B Atkinson, 4. S Dyson, 5. B White, 6. A Orr, 7. J Brazier, 8. W Ferguson, 9. B Skipper, 10. D Thomas, 11. M Jackson, 12. D Thompson. 2:07.974.

HEAT 3: (10 laps) 1. A Wright, 2. J Delamont, 3. J McFadden, 4. R Farr, 5. D Reidy, 6. M Johnston, 7. Matt Dumesny, 8. S Caunt, 9. M Jordan, 10. M Craft, 11. B Rallings, (DNS) M Matchett. 2:08.592.

HEAT 4: (10 laps) 1. J Gebert, 2. S Walsh, 3. A Maher, 4. C Brady, 5. Max Dumesny, 6. G Tunks, 7. D Needham, 8. J Matchett, 9. I Burrows, 10. L Abbott, (DNF) T Green, (DNF) C Morrison. NT.

C MAIN: (10 Laps) 1. M Attard, 2. D Thomas, 3. M Craft, 4. N Simmons, 5. I Burrows, 6. B Scorgie, 7. B Skipper, 8. D Thompson. 2:23.201.

POLE SHUFFLE: 1. B Atkinson (2), 2. T Bellbowen (1), 3. D Reidy (3), 4. D Murcott (5), 5. A Wright (6), 6. M Saller (8), 7. J Gebert (7), 8. S Walsh (DNS).

B MAIN: ( 20 laps) 1. M Johnston, 2. K Linigen, 3. J Matchett, 4. A Orr, 5. G Tunks, 6. J Waugh. 7. B Czuczi, 8. J Brazier, 9. S Caunt, 10. M Attard, 11. Matt Dumesny, 12. M Jackson, (DNF) S Rowell, (DNF) L Abbott, (DNF) D Needham, (DNF) M Jordan, (DNF) W Ferguson, (DNF) D Thomas. NT.

A MAIN: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. James McFadden (10), Dave Murcott (4), 3. Ben Atkinson (1), 4. Danny Reidy (3), 5. James Thompson (11), 6. Jackson Delamont (20), 7. Robbie Farr (16), 8. Max Dumesny (24), 9. Max Johnston (14), 10. Adrian Maher (23), 11. Jason Gebert (7), 12. Michael Saller (6), 13. Kelly Linigen (12), 14. Daniel Sayre (17), 15. Sean Dyson (19), 16. Jeremy Cross (18), 17. Toby Bellbowen (2), (DNF) Andrew Wright (5), (DNF) Craig Brady (9), (DNF) Bruce White (21), (DNF) Sam Walsh (8), Grant Anderson (13), (DNF) Alex Orr (22), (DNF) Jimmy Matchett (15). NT.

A MAIN LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 - 4 Ben Atkinson, Laps 5 – 12 Toby Bellbowen, Laps 13 – 28 Dave Murcott, Laps 29 – 30 James McFadden.

FASTEST LAP: Lap 18, Dave Murcott 14.127

HARD CHARGER: Max Dumesny.

 

 

AHG Series

SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2015

DAVID Priolo started from P2 and once he got the jump, he never looked back as he charged away for a commanding win in the Washpod Westernapolis at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

Priolo won the 30-lap feature race by more than 10 seconds over Ryan Farrell and Jamie Maiolo in what was the last round of the 2014-15 AHG Sprintcar Series.

Cameron Gessner, who limped over the line with a blown right rear tyre in 12th, claimed enough points to win the series points battle from Jason Kendrick and Priolo.

It was a good night for Priolo who was second quickest in his qualifying group and then took a third and a second in his heat races to qualify for the Silver Dash where he was quick enough to race in the Gold Dash for the right to start on pole.

Priolo belted out a very fast 12.715 second lap in the race against the clock but it was bettered by an even quicker Ryan Farrell who blistered round the track in 12.705 seconds.

The race track was the fastest it has ever been with a handful of drivers powering around in 12-second laps on a track that was well watered thanks to plenty of rain on Friday night and on Saturday before the race meeting.

Farrell lost ground on the start, slipping back to third and Priolo grabbed the holeshot and was extremely fast for the full 30-laps.

Contact between Daniel Harding and Brad Maiolo at the start of the second lap also saw Kye Scroop involved as the cars came together and unfortunately only Scroop was able to get a push away for another start.

By lap five Priolo had a massive lead and he was putting some of his rivals a lap down only seconds later.

Jamie Maiolo was running second when challenged by Farrell who was on his tail by mid-race distance.

The two traded slid jobs and ran side-by-side for a couple of laps before Farrell won the battle and stretched the legs on the #26 machine.

Carl Dowling was very impressive in the #87 entry, starting from P9 and enjoying a couple of midpack battles before edging out Shaun Bradford for fourth in the latter stages.

Bradford managed to finish fifth from Daryl Clayden, Jake Beard-Miller, Troy Lawson, Jason Boland, Lee Nash and Gessner who completed the last two laps up the near fence and out of harm’s way with a shredded right rear tyre.

The win for Priolo was a good result after being so close on quite a few occasions this season, only to blow rear tyres at crucial moments in races.

This time he held on, grabbing the maiden AHG Series win for car owner Rob Watson from Watsons Express Transport.

Results

Qualifying: Group 1: Jamie Maiolo 14.180, Cameron Gessner 14.293, Jake Beard-Miller 14.539. Group 2: Daniel Harding 14.031, Shaun Bradford 14.034, Kye Scroop 14.056, Sean Zemunik 15.018. Group 3: Bradley Maiolo 13.685, Jason Kendrick 13.826, Lee Nash 14.287, Jason Boland 14.638. Group 4: Ryan Farrell 13.347, David Priolo 13.472, Daryl Clayden 13.743, Troy Lawson 13.963, Carl Dowling 14.035. Jacob Lucas NTT.

Heat 1: 1st Bradley Maiolo, 2nd Ryan Farrell, 3rd Shaun Bradford, 4th Daryl Clayden, 5th Carl Dowling, 6th Sean Zemunik, 7th Lee Nash, 8th Cameron Gessner.

Heat 2: 1st Jamie Maiolo 2nd Daniel Harding, 3rd David Priolo, 4th Kye Scroop, 5th Jason Kendrick, 6th Troy Lawson, 7th Jake Beard-Miller, 8th Jason Boland, 9th Jacob Lucas.

Heat 3: 1st Carl Dowling, 2nd Daryl Clayden, 3rd Shaun Bradford, 4th Jamie Maiolo, 5th Ryan Farrell, 6th Jake Beard-Miller, 7th Jason Kendricik, 8th Jason Boland.

Heat 4: 1st Kye Scroop, 2nd David Priolo, 3rd Daniel Harding, 4th Bradley Maiolo, 5th Lee Nash, 6th Troy Lawson. DNF: Jacob Lucas and Cameron Gessner.

Feature race: 1st David Priolo, 2nd Ryan Farrell, 3rd Jamie Maiolo, 4th Carl Dowling, 5th Shaun Bradford, 6th Jason Kendrick, 7th Daryl Clayden, 8th Jake Beard-Miller, 9th Troy Lawson, 10th Jason Boland, 11th Lee Nash, 12th Cameron Gessner. DNF: Daniel Harding, Brad Maiolo, Kye Scroop. DNS: Sean Zemunik and Jacob Lucas.

 

 

The Dubbo Flyer soars higher and higher

Official media release: NSW Wingless Sprints

March 8, 2015

Mark Blyton proved too strong to take the win in round 12 of the Aussie Forklift Repairs and Fruitwheels Refrigerated Transport NSW Wingless Sprints Club Championship, held last night (March 7) at Valvoline Raceway.

Blyton took the lead from Jeff Thomas on lap 9 of the 20 lap race and survived a number of late race restarts to record his second A-Main win in three weeks. Second to the line was Nathan Dicker and third home was Daniel Sayre.

Early race leader Jeff Thomas was unlucky. After Blyton passed him for the lead, he settled into second place only to spin after contact with another car just three laps from home. In the end, he had to settle for an 18th place finish.

Following the top three of Blyton, Nathan Dicker and Sayre home was Blake Darcy, Adam Hourigan, Jason Bates, Brian Briton, Scott Rowe, Daniel Flood and Nikki Briton rounded out the top ten.

Eleventh home was Mikaela Blyton followed by Stephen Allen, Michael Sammut, Graham Flood, Sean Mayo, Lou Pacchiarotta, Courtney O’Hehir, Jeff Thomas, Matthew Ferguson, Sean Dicker and Troy Carey was the last classified finisher. Non-finishers were Marshall Blyton and Clint McCorquodale.

It was another very entertaining night for the Wingless Sprints who once again put on a great show throughout the night.

Earlier heat race wins went to McCorquodale, Sayre, Brian Briton, Piekar, Bates and Thomas.

B-Main 1 was a win for Graham Flood from Lou Pacchiarotta and Courtney O’Hehir and B-Main went to Sean Dicker from Mikaela Blyton and Geoff Piekar.

The next event for the NSW Wingless Sprints will be round 13 of the club championship, to be held at Gunnedah Speedway on Saturday, March 21.

Blyton’s win has now put him six points clear of Nathan Dicker in the championship chase with Brian Briton and Jeff Thomas a further 36 points behind Dicker locked in a battle for third and fourth. Rounding out the top five is Adam Hourigan who is only nine points away from Briton and Thomas.

The NSW Wingless Sprints would like to thank Aussie Forklift Repairs and Fruitwheels Refrigerated Transport for their support of the 2014/15 Club Championship

NSW WINGLESS SPRINTS, VALVOLINE RACEWAY.

HEAT 1: (8 laps) 1. Clint McCorquodale, 2. Daniel Sayre, 3. Nathan Dicker, 4. Lou Pacchiarotta, 5. John McRae, 6. Marshall Blyton, 7. Adam Hourigan, 8. Chris Priestley, 9. Simon Bestman, 10. Mitchell O’Brien, 11. Matthew Ferguson, 12. Bradley Gerada, 13. Geoff Piekar, 14. Steve Bugatto. 2:14.756.

HEAT 2: (8 laps) 1. Daniel Sayre, 2. Sean Mayo, 3. Mark Blyton, 4. Jason Bates, 5. Stephen Allen, 6. Nikki Briton, 7. Courtney O’Hehir, 8. Peter O’ Neill, 9. Daniel Flood, 10. Steve Pacchiarotta, 11. Nick Tatnell, 12. Jason Martin, (DNF) Errol Warren. 2:13.578.

HEAT 3: (8 laps) 1. Brian Briton, 2. Michael Sammut, 3. Sean Dicker, 4. Blake Darcy, 5. Jeff Thomas, 6. Mikaela Blyton, 7. Rachel Neve, 8. Ashleigh Jack, 9. Gregory Cowan, 10. Wayne Arnold, 11. Troy Carey, 12. Graham Flood, 13. Leighton O’Brien, 14. Sarah Kane, 15. Kaitlyn Anthony. 2:13.276.

HEAT 4: (8 laps) 1. G Piekar, 2. M Ferguson, 3. A Hourigan, 4. N Dicker, 5. M O’Brien, 6. S Bestman, 7. C McCorquodale, 8. L Pacchiarotta, 9. Marshall Blyton, 10. S Rowe. 11. C Priestley, 12. B Gerada, 13. S Bugatto, (DNF) J McRae. NT.

HEAT 5: (8 laps) 1. J Bates, 2. N Briton, 3. D Flood, 4. Mark Blyton, 5. D Sayre, 6. S Allen, 7. C O’Hehir, 8. S Mayo, 9. M Craft, 10. S Pacchiarotta, 11. J Martin, (DNF) P O’Neill, (DNF) G Piekar. NT.

HEAT 6: (8 laps) 1. J Thomas, 2. G Flood, 3. T Carey, 4. L O’Brien, 5. B Briton, 6. M Sammut, 7. B Darcy, 8. Mikaela Blyton, 9. A Jack, 10. S Dicker, 11. R Neve, 12. S Kane, 13. K Anthony, (DNF) W Arnold. 2:19.197.

B MAIN 1: ( 10 laps) 1. Graham Flood, 2. Lou Pacchiarotta, 3. Courtney O’Hehir, 4. Troy Carey, 5. Leighton O’Brien, 6. Simon Bestman. 7. Rachel Neve, 8. Gregory Cowan, 9. Sarah Kane, 10. Kaitlyn Anthony, (DNF) Chris Priestley, (DNF) Steve Pacchiarotta, (DNF) Bradley Gerada. 2:58.255.

B MAIN 2: ( 10 laps) 1. Sean Dicker, 2. Mikaela Blyton, 3. Geoff Piekar, 4. Marshall Blyton, 5. Nick Tatnell, 6. Steve Bugatto. 7. Jason Martin, 8. Mitchell O’Brien, (DNF) Wayne Arnold. (DNF) Ashleigh Jack, (DNF) Peter O’Neill, (DNF) Errol Warren. NT.

A MAIN: (20 laps) 1. Mark Blyton (7), 2. Nathan Dicker (1), 3. Daniel Sayre (4), 4. Blake Darcy (12), 5. Adam Hourigan (11), 6. Jason Bates (6), 7. Brian Briton (5), 8. Scott Rowe (14), 9. Daniel Flood (15), 10. Nikki Briton, (9), 11. Mikaela Blyton (20), 12. Stephen Allen (13), 13. Michael Sammut (8), 14. Graham Flood (15), 15. Sean Mayo (10), 16. Lou Pacchiarotta, (19), 17. Courtney O’Hehir (21), 18. Jeff Thomas (3), 19. Matthew Ferguson (16), 20. Sean Dicker (18), 21. Troy Carey, (23), (DNF) Marshall Blyton (24), (DNF) Clint McCorquodale (2), (DNS) Geoff Piekar.

LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 – 8 Jeff Thomas, Laps 9 - 20 Mark Blyton.

FASTEST LAP: Lap 2 Adam Hourigan 17.828

HARD CHARGER: Mikaela Blyton

 

 

Veal Takes Another Win and Creates History With Just One Lap!

The 2014-15 Sprintcar Season has been an historic one for Jamie Veal and his SWI Engineering team in so many different ways. Tonight the talented young gun from Warrnambool etched his name into the record books again, not only in securing his 11th feature race victory of the season but in also becoming the first driver in history to break the ten second barrier at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool.

The 9.963 second pass, which was recorded on the second of Veal’s two time trial laps as a part of the top six shoot-out secured him a cool $10,000.00 as donated to the Premier Speedway Club by legendary Speedway personality Ian “Mr. Motors” Grant, as well as catapulting the Eureka Garages and Sheds Series points leader from sixth in points to a pole position start for the 30 lap A-main event.

Following the rain out at Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway on Saturday night the inaugural Labour Day Clash as a part of round 10 of the Eureka Garages and Sheds Sprintcar Series became a one night show, with the unseasonal March weather contriving to ensure that Premier Speedway was at it’s fastest before a healthy long weekend audience.

With no time trials and drawn heats the racing from the first heat to the last was captivating as the drivers did their very best to ensure maximum points were banked on a night that would possibly go a long way to determining the overall points Champion.

Brett Milburn kicked off proceedings with an all the way win in the opening heat of the night, with an indication of how fast Premier Speedway was being Milburn’s best lap which was recorded as a 10.270 second pass.

Not to be denied and in a sign of things to come Jamie Veal opened his account with a win in heat race number two, finishing ahead of an impressive Ian Loudoun and Nick Lacey. As if to do no more than prove a point, Veal broke the all time one-lap record in his heat race as he rattled off a 10.090 circulation.

Another of the local contingent saluted with a win in heat three as Tim Van Ginneken led home Brendan Balcombe and Adam King before the final heat race of the opening bracket saw Daniel Pestka cash in for maximum heat race points when he led home multi-time series Champion John Vogels and David Aldersley.

With a full inversion for the second round of heats it would be Quentin Tanner who would keep the hometown flag flying brightly as he took the win in heat five from David McKay and Dennis Jones.

Heat six was a who’s who of the Eureka Garages and Sheds Sprintcar Series with Tasmania’s Tim Hutchins performing admirably to take the win from Shaun Dobson and Darren Mollenoyux with Kris Lacey in fourth just ahead of Brett Milburn, Ian Loudoun and Veal.

Kristy Ellis was impressive as she garnished a heat race win in the penultimate heat of the night leading home Michael Cunningham and Glen Sutherland before Jamie Hennessy capped off a very solid run through the heats with a win ahead of an impressive Jack Lee and Bradley Warren who was also aiming to make a direct transfer to the A-Main.

What happened next will be the type of event that will long live with those that witnessed and will be talked about by others for a long time to come!

As the top six points scorers made their way onto the track to determine the top six starting positions it was Jamie Veal who literally stole the show as he rattle of a lap for the ages with what will be simply known as the 9.963 second lap!

Almost getting lost in the hype surrounding Veal’s amazing circulation was the fact that Brett Milburn also bettered the previous one lap mark with a 10.102 to also secure a front row start in the 30-lap final.

Jamie Hennessy was third fastest while Daniel Pestka’s 10.253 was good enough for fourth just ahead of Tim Hutchins and Tim Van Ginneken.

The C-Main saw Ryan Davis, Darren Hickman, Peter Doukas and Ashley Scott make the transfer to the all-important B-Main on a track that was fast and unforgiving.

The 15-lap B-Main produced some exciting racing as all vied for one of the cherished six transfer spots, which would see them make the final.

John Vogels used all of his experience and guile to take the win ahead of Kristy Ellis who had impressed right throughout the night. Darren Mollenoyux, Michael Cunningham, David McKay and Adam King also made the show.

The 30-lap final was always going to an intriguing affair with the track still in lightning quick shape. At the drop of the green Veal got the jump on Milburn with the second row occupants Hennessy and Pestka not going to give up without a fight.

After just six laps the red lights came on for John Vogels as he partially inverted the once immaculate V70 entry in turn two, while Pestka’s charge was also over with the heartbreak of another motor issue putting an end to he and the Victory Lane Racegear team’s night.

At the re-start Veal opened a tidy little buffer on Milburn in second and Hennessy who was in sight of a career best performance. Tim Van Ginneken aboard the Harry Droste owned V36 machine was also running strongly in fourth while Ian Loudoun was impressive having clawed his way through the field from his position 12 starting spot.

With Adam King the next of the retirees it would be Shaun Dobson who would endure a roll over in turn four to again bring on the red lights. Thankfully as spectacular as it was, the hard charging Tasmanian was able to walk away from the crash.

Again at the re-start it was Veal who would try and run and hide as he set sail for victory with Milburn like a dog with a bone as he continued to pursue the race leader in a defiant display.

Just as it appeared the Veal’s victory was in sight, Jack Lee suffered a component failure that speared him at warp speed into the turn four fence, again despite the huge impact Lee was able to walk away from was a significantly damaged car.

From there, with clear track ahead once more, it was all Jamie Veal as the star of the 2014-15 Eureka Garages and Sheds Sprintcar Series continued his domination of the series this summer.

Veal would again take the win, collecting a neat $5000.00 pay day along the way, from Milburn who was impressive all night long as was third placegetter Jamie Hennessy who produced a podium finish to round out an excellent night at the wheel of the V21 machine.

Following the top three home were Tim Van Ginneken, Ian Loudoun, Bradley Warren, Darren Mollenoyux, Michael Cunningham, Quentin Tanner, Tim Hutchins, Dennis Jones, David McKay and Kristy Ellis.

As a result of tonight’s outcome Veal now also has a very firm grip on the Parr Motorsports $10,000.00 Premier Speedway Sprintcar Track Championship.

Running in support to the Sprintcars tonight, the Late Models and V8 Dirt Modifieds put on some awesome racing, which saw Justin Pearson take the win in the Late Model division.

Pearson started from position six and made short work of a strong field of cars as he took the win ahead of Gary Bryans and Mick Hetherington.

Heat winners on the night were Ben Nicastri, Pearson and Bryans.

In the V8 Dirt Modifieds it was Daniel Scott who scooped the pool to take the win ahead of Darren Clarke and Mick Kirally.

The three heat winners were Mick Kirally while Daniel Scott capped a great night of racing with two heat wins.

 

 

ATKINSON KICKS OFF MONTH OF MONEY WITH A WIN

Official media release: Sprintcar Association of NSW

March 8, 2015

Ben Atkinson dominated a non-stop 30 lap A-Main at Valvoline Raceway last night (March 7) to claim the first feature race of the Month of Money. Second to the line was Grant Anderson and third was Jackson Delamont who once again was a big mover in the main event.

Not only was it Atkinson’s tenth career victory at Valvoline Raceway but it also moves him closer to Sprintcar Track Championship leader James Thompson as the two battle it out over the three remaining shows of the season.

Atkinson started on the front row alongside early race leader Toby Bell Bowen. Atkinson took the lead on lap five and sliced his way through the lapped traffic to record the win by almost four seconds.

Throughout the race there were plenty of battles within the battle with Delamont, Sam Walsh, who started from position eighteen in the A-Main and Australian champion Dave Murcott locked in an intense duel for a number of laps. There were joined by Bell Bowen who at one stage made contact with Murcott before the duo made contact again a number of laps later.

At the chequered flag however, it was Atkinson who was too strong over Anderson and Delamont. Walsh and Murcott rounded out the top five.

Bell Bowen was credited with sixth ahead of Jeremy Cross who came from a 12th position starting spot, Robbie Farr, who crossed the line in sixth but was relegated two positions for passing on the infield, James Thompson and Trevor Green rounded out the top ten.

Eleventh home was Grant Tunks followed by Brent Aprile, Steve Caunt, Adrian Maher, Warren Ferguson, Jimmy Matchett, Matt Jackson, Kyle Caunt, Andrew Wright, Kelly Linigen, Clayton Hart and Mark Attard. The two non-finishers were Alex Orr and Craig Brady.

Earlier in the night, it was Toby Bell Bowen who set his 3rd QuickTime of the season with a 12.234.

Heat race wins went to Alex Orr, Steve Caunt, Grant Tunks and Brent Aprile. Troy Little was lucky to walk away unhurt in the second heat after flipping on the back straight and being collected heavily by another car whilst upside down. He was OK.

The C-Main went to Matt Dumesny after engine dramas before time trials meant the young speedster missed his heat race. Second was Michael Saller and third was Max Dumesny who, just like his son, experienced a blown motor, missed his heat and had to do it the hard way, from the back of the C-Main.

The B-Main was won by Jeremy Cross from Robbie Farr, Matt Jackson and Adrian Maher. It was disappointment for Danny Reidy who, whilst running in a transfer position, withdrew and did not finish the event.

The Pole Shuffle was awarded to Ben Atkinson after he and Bell Bowen clashed with the latter flipping violently. Both cars were ready to go at A-Main time in what was a credit to the respective crew.

52 cars were signed in.

Going into the final three rounds of the Sprintcar Track Championship, the top ten on points are as follows;

1. James Thompson – 4064; 2. Ben Atkinson – 4039; 3. Sam Walsh – 3975; 4. Max Dumesny – 3942; 5. Toby Bell Bowen – 3912; 6. Jackson Delamont – 3898; 7. Trevor Green – 3846; 8. Danny Reidy – 3844; 9. Grant Tunks – 3686; 10. Matthew Dumesny – 3633.

The next event on the SANSW calendar will be Saturday, March 14 for round 19 of the Sprintcar Track Championship. It will also be round two of the March Month of Money.

Sprintcar Association Of NSW, Track Championship Round 18.

VALVOLINE RACEWAY , MONTH of MONEY, WEEK ONE.

TIME TRIALS – 1. Toby Bell Bowen, 70N, 12.234; 2. Troy Little , 20N, 12.328; 3. Warren Ferguson, 32N, 12.345; 4. Grant Anderson, 37V, 12.370; 5. Ben Atkinson, 2N, 12.398; 6. Dave Murcott, 1A, 12.413; 7. Craig Brady, 74N, 12.418; 8. Matthew Craft, 86N, 12.485; 9. Jackson Delamont, 48N, 12.509; 10. Jeremy Cross, 39N, 12.515; 11. Jordyn Brazier, 21Q, 12.520; 12. Robbie Farr, 7Q, 12.524; 13. Danny Reidy, 5NQ, 12.554; 14. James Thompson, 22N, 12.622; 15. Andrew Wright, 78N, 12.623; 16. Jimmy Matchett, 88N, 12.631; 17. Alex Orr, 43N, 12.636; 18. Kyle Caunt, 8N, 12.705; 19. Sam Walsh, 92N, 12.705; 20. Brent Aprile, 42NQ, 12.718; 21. Adrian Maher, 10N, 12.727; 22. Grant Tunks, 54N, 12.749; 23. Steve Caunt, 9N, 12.790; 24. Kelly Linigen, 25N, 12.800; 25. Matt Jackson, 82N, 12.806; 26. Trevor Green, 11N, 12.815; 27. Lachlan Abbott, 16N, 12.815; 28. Steve Rowell, 6Q, 12.830; 29. Gary Rooke, 42N, 12.878; 30. Thomas Jeffrey, 12N, 12.889; 31. Craig Morrison, 57N, 12.905; 32. Clayton Hart, 67N, 12.962; 33. Brian Czuczi, 92C, 12.976; 34. Dean Thomas, 5N, 12.985; 35. Daniel Sayre, 3N, 12.989; 36. Mark Attard, 52N; 13.005. 37. Jason Gebert, 18NT, 13.007; 38. Ryan Davis, 95V, 13.030; 39. Sean Dyson, 99N, 13.077; 40. Sebastian Johnston, 80N, 13.144; 41. Shane Sheedy, 64N, 13.171; 42. Michael Saller, 56N, 13.213; 43. Nick Simmons, 9C, 13.332; 44. Max Johnston, 38N, 13.364; 45. Tommy Britton, 19NT, 13.490; 46. Dick Thompson, 93N, 13.571; 47. Brendan Rallings, 65N, 13.788; 48. Danny Vassall, 97N, 13.956; 49. Mark Hinchelwood, 4N 14.077; 50. Max Dumesny, 5V, NT; 51. Matt Dumesny, 57V, NT.

HEAT 1: (10 laps) 1. A Orr, 2. K Linigen, 3. J Delamont, 4. J Matchett, 5. T Bell Bowen, 6. T Britton, 7. G Rooke, 8. M Jackson, 9. B Czuczi, 10. S Sheedy, 11. M Hinchelwood, (DNF) J Gebert, (DNF) M Craft. NT.

HEAT 2: (10 laps) 1. S Caunt, 2. C Brady, 3. K Caunt, 4. A Wright, 5. T Green, 6. R Davis, 7. J Cross, (DNF) D Thomas, (DNF) M Saller, (DNF) D Thompson, (DNF) T Little, (DNF) T Jeffrey. NT.

HEAT 3: (10 laps) 1. G Tunks, 2. S Walsh, 3. J Thompson, 4. W Ferguson, 5. D Murcott, 6. C Morrison, 7. D Sayre, 8. L Abbott, 9. N Simmons, 10. S Dyson, 11. B Rallings, (DNF) J Brazier, (DNS) Matt Dumesny. NT.

HEAT 4: (10 laps) 1. B Aprile, 2. B Atkinson, 3. G Anderson, 4. C Hart, 5. M Attard, 6. Max Dumesny, 7. S Rowell, 8. M Johnston, 9. S Johnston, 10. D Vassall, (DNF) D Reidy, (DNF) R Farr, (DNF) A Maher. NT.

C MAIN: (10 Laps) 1. Matt Dumesny, 2. M Saller, 3. Max Dumesny, 4. S Johnston, 5. S Sheedy, 6. N Simmons, 7. T Britton, 8. D Vassall, 9. B Rallings, 10. M Hinchelwood, (DNF) M Johnston. NT.

POLE SHUFFLE: 1. B Atkinson (4), 2. T Bell Bowen (1), 3. W Ferguson (2), 4. G Anderson (3), 5. G Tunks (7), 6. A Orr (5), 7. B Aprile (6), 8. S Caunt (8).

B MAIN: ( 20 laps) 1. J Cross, 2. R Farr, 3. M Jackson, 4. A Maher, 5. Max Dumesny, 6. M Saller. 7. L Abbott, 8. J Gebert, 9. D Thomas, 10. D Sayre, 11. C Morrison, 12. R Davis, 13. S Dyson, 14. B Czuczi, (DNF) D Reidy, (DNF) G Rooke, (DNF) S Rowell, (DNF) Matt Dumesny. NT.

A MAIN: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Ben Atkinson (1), 2. Grant Anderson (4), 3. Jackson Delamont (11), 4. Sam Walsh (18), 5. Dave Murcott (9), 6. Toby Bell Bowen (2), 7. Jeremy Cross (12), 8. Robbie Farr (13), 9. James Thompson (14), 10. Trevor Green (22), 11. Grant Tunks (5), 12. Brent Aprile (7), 13. Steve Caunt (8), 14. Adrian Maher (19), 15. Warren Ferguson (3), 16. Jimmy Matchett (16), 17. Matt Jackson (21), 18. Kyle Caunt (17), 19. Andrew Wright (15), 20. Kelly Linigen (20), 21. Clayton Hart (23), 22. Mark Attard (24), (DNF) Alex Orr (6), (DNF) Craig Brady (10). 7:49.753.

A MAIN LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 - 4 Toby Bell Bowen, Laps 5 – 30 Ben Atkinson.

FASTEST LAP: Lap 5, Dave Murcott 14.459

HARD CHARGER: Sam Walsh.

 

 

BENNY A IS BACK IN THE GAME!

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

March 7, 2015

Benny Atkinson sounded a clear warning tonight that his Track Championship aspirations are far from over as he stomped to a commanding win in the 30 lap A-Main feature race at Valvoline Raceway.

The Darwin stick of dynamite survived an unsettling shunt in the Pole Shootout with rival Toby Bellbowen where the former was lucky not to roll over and Bellbowen unfortunately did forcing both teams to thrash to be ready for the main event.

When the lights went green in the main event Bellbowen led early but Atkinson resumed full control in the #2 Pick n Payless J&J and was never headed after that as he took the uninterrupted race victory.

Along the way, with lap leader sponsorship money the Northern Territory will have earned around $7500.

“I didn’t think about that (the money) during the race because my focus was just on getting some feature wins before the end of the season. My guys have done a great job, JB always does a great job (his crew chief John Barrett), he’s getting a little older now but he hasn’t lost any of his drive to win races. I’ve had the pleasure of working with some good crew chiefs and working with JB is pretty special.”

Atkinson sped home ahead of Grant Anderson in second place with Jackson Delamont rounding out the podium in third.

“We don’t get to run here very often but it’s always so much fun when we do,” said Anderson, “I can’t be sure how many more races we’ll make here this month but we’ll do as many as we can.”

Young NSW racer Jackson Delamont showed plenty of speed on the lowline to score his second podium finish of the season.

“The track was nice tonight and that allowed me to zip around the bottom on my own little line. It’s a great result for our team and I can’t thank my Dad enough for all the effort he puts in every week on this car. It should really be him up here getting this trophy.”

Sam Walsh was simply devastating in the #92 Maxim as he sizzled from 18th starting position to an eventual fourth place finish.

“Ideally I would have had a better night early and then we wouldn’t have had to start so far back in the A-Main but it was still good to finish where we did. The car was fast, I just need to stop making mistakes.”

Australian Champion David Murcott came home in fifth place ahead of Toby Bellbowen (who seemed to suffer some front end damage in an earlier race incident and who’s team pulled off a major Houdini to even get him out on track after his Pole Shootout rollover) Jeremy Cross for seventh in one of his better finishes this year, Robbie Farr came out the B-Main to place eighth whilst current Track Championship leader James Thompson finished ninth ahead of South Aussie veteran Trevor Green in tenth.

Grant Tunks, Brent Aprile, Steve Caunt, Adrian Maher, Warren Ferguson, Jimmy Matchett, Matt Jackson, Kyle Caunt, Andrew Wright, Kelly Linigen, Clayton Hart and Mark Attard placed 11th – 22nd respectively whilst DNF’s went to Alex Orr and Craig Brady.

Five times Australian Sprintcar Champion and living legend Dick Briton was the Grand Marshall for tonight’s action and presented the winner’s trophies to the Sprintcar and Wingless Sprint main event winners.

Briton received a warm and enthusiastic ovation from the fans when he lapped the circuit in a borrowed wingless with son Brian and granddaughter Nikki either side of him during the national anthem honours.

Central Coast Late Model driver Ryan Fenech atoned for his second place in last weekend’s NSW Championship with an all the way in in the main event tonight leading home David Doherty in second place and Darryl Grimson in third.

Doherty literally stole second place from Grimson in the last twenty metres of the race as the duo sped to the chequers.

Following the lead trio home were Ben Nicastri, Todd Bayley, Nathan Disney, Ed Borg, Barry Kelleher, Michael Hickey and Bruce White rounding out the top ten.

The Wingless Sprint main event honours went to Mark Blyton for the second time this season over Nathan Dicker in second place and the rim riding seventeen year old Daniel Sayre home in third.

The next event at Valvoline Raceway will be held this Saturday night, March 14 and feature Sprintcars, Speedcars and Street Stocks.

James McFadden will join the ranks and legend Bob Tunks will be honoured as the Grand Marshall of the racing.

 

 

Forsberg Shines in Silver Cup Opener

By: Elijah Jones

(March 6th, 2015)................Auburn, CA driver Andy Forsberg led all 25 laps of the 360 Winged Sprint Car Main Event tonight en route to his 41st Career win at the Silver Dollar Speedway. Behind the wheel of the Cody Gainey owned PT Shocks #7C Forsberg would start from the Pole Position and not look back. Other winners during Opening Night of the Silver Cup included Troy Foulger in the IMCA Dirt Modifieds and Shane Myhre in the Wingless Sprints. Andy Forsberg led the 20 car field down to the Green Flag from the pole position and wouldnt look back. Andy had to hold off a hard charge by Roseville, CA driver Sean Becker in the closing laps of the race. Becker would have to settle for the second place position as he just couldnt find a way around Forsberg. Third place tonight went to the 2014 Civil War Sprint Car Champion, Shane Golobic. Golobic had a solid night aboard the Keith Day Trucking #22K. Craig Stidham made the long trek up to race Chico from Fresno, CA and had a great night finishing fourth in tonights main event. Seth Bergman would round out the top five. Seth made the trip to Silver Dollar after the event he was supposed to compete in this weekend in Mississippi was rained out. Mason Moore won the B-Main as he took the lead coming to take the white flag. Heat race victories went to Seth Bergman, Willie Croft, Mike Monohan, and Justin Sanders. Willie Croft was Fastest in Qualifying with a lap time of 11.889. The Dirt Modified Main Event was marred by cautions early on in the race, but once they got to rolling around the speedway for a few laps the leaders put on a great show. Troy Foulger and Duane Cleveland battled door to door for the final eight laps of the race with Foulger barely coming out ahead of Cleveland who would finish second. Ryan McDaniel put on a great charge through the field to pick up a solid third place finish. Jeff Olschowka and James Hite each won their respective B-Mains, while Heat Race wins were picked up by Ryan McDaniel, Albert Gill, Kevin Pendergrass, and Duane Cleveland. Shane Myhre used a lot of patience to pick up his first career victory at the Silver Dollar Speedway. Myhre stalked early race leader Angelique Bell, until Bell had a slight bobble in turn one and Myhre would capitalize. Dwarf car Ace turned Wingless Sprint car standout Shawn Jones came home in the second position. While Brian Grier would round out the podium in the third position. Heat Race Victories went to Gary Nelson Jr, and Brian Grier. With Night One of Silver Cup in the books we look forward to a great final night of the 2015 Silver Cup Race of Champions and a great season he at the Silver Dollar Speedway. For more information regarding the Silver Dollar Speedway please visit silverdollarspeedway.com.

 

 

Sanders Holds off Abreu at Marysville Raceway
(Marysville, CA 2-28-15)…Watsonville’s Justin Sanders won the 25-lap main event at the Sherm and Loree Toller Memorial on Saturday night at Marysville Raceway. Sanders held off a charging Rico Abreu to capture the big win. “I have to thank Rudy and all my guys for working so hard and giving me a great car to drive,” said Sanders post race. A total of 25 winged 360 sprint cars entered the first event of the season.
Earlier in the afternoon it was revealed that Sanders and team are concentrating on a Marysville Raceway track championship. Sander’s is already registered to compete in this weekend’s upcoming Silver Cup at Chico. With the win, Sanders is the only driver now eligible to win the pick six $10,000 bonus offered by promoter Dennis Gage. Gage offered the bonus to a sprint car driver that could win the first six 360 races between Chico and Marysville. “That is what we had hoped to achieve when we set this up,” said Gage. “I was hoping that a local team could contend for the $10,000 bonus.”
The night started with Willie Croft turning the fastest lap in qualifying. Croft earned a $100 bonus from Mel’s Transmission for the fast lap of 12.848. Three heat races were needed. The only big mishap took place when Brandon Dozier flipped wildly into the turn one catch fence. His car was broken and so was the fence but Dozier walked away. After a delay to repair the fence we resumed racing. Abreu went on to win heat race number one. Jeremy Hawes won the second ten-lap heat race. By doing so, Hawes was placed in the redraw and earned the pole position of the upcoming main event. Mason Moore beat Andy Forsberg to the finish line to grab the third heat race win.
Justyn Cox dominated the 12-lap B main event. Cox is scheduled to compete at nearly 70 sprint car races in 2015. It is good to have a 20-year old local driver able to support so many local races.
Jeremy Hawes led the 20 car field to the green flag. However, contact with Mike Monahan and Cody Lamar brought out the first caution of the race. When the field was realigned it was outside front row starting Justin Sanders who took the lead. Rico Abreu quickly moved around Hawes to grab to the second spot. Fifth place starting Mason Moore moved into third spot on lap nine. Unfortunately for Moore a few laps later contact with another driver sidelined the #22 Coors Light sprint car for the remaining laps. Dominic Scelzi started in the seventh spot and worked his way around Willie Croft on lap 17 to gather the third position. Andy Forsberg drove the PitStopUSA #7c up to the fourth spot on lap 21. Forsberg started in the ninth spot. The hard charger of the night was Tulare’s Shawn Wright. After starting in the 15th spot, Wright methodically picked his way through the field and finished a respectable sixth place. After earning the fast time award, Croft bounced around inside the top five until finally finishing in fifth.
Up front Sanders and Abreu were the class of the field. Sander’s was better in turns one and two while Abreu worked the bottom better in three and four. With about seven laps to go, Abreu was side-by-side with Sanders at the start finish line. Yet, Sanders had the outside spot and it was the preferred entry point into turn one. Sanders held Abreu at bay for the lap and the remaining five to get the popular win.
The winged 360 sprint cars are back at this Friday and Saturday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico as part of the Silver Cup Race of Champions. The next scheduled event at Marysville is slated for March 14th.
Full results are located at http://www.mylaps.com/en/events/1110675

 

4th win for Bogucki on the way to All Star Series triumph

What a thrilling end to an equally thrilling season, rolling out for the A Main the top 5 just as tight on points as when the night started. The Series was going to be decided by finishing positions in the A again.

Bogucki’s night had been solid taking out the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award at the start of the night. He lined up in P1 for the A with V91 Liam Williams alongside him. He got the job done at the green and lead from start to finish. The minors were being decided behind him between V91 Williams, ACT40 Dion Bellman, V8 Corey Linclon,V83 Chris Solomon coming from mid pack, V34 Brenten Farrer & V4 Phil Lock. As the group caught lap traffic this made it even more interesting. Changing positions back and forth between each other until the chequer was waved. It was a exciting feature to end the Series in front of a huge crowd at Timmis Speedway.

Bogucki credited his car owner Tony Bartlett at the presentation for giving him the opportunity to compete in the Series, for giving him a great car every show and last but certainly not least believing that he could do it.

A Main finishing positions – SA75 Scott Bogucki, V91 Liam Williams, ACT40 Darren Hickman, V83 Chris Solomon, V34 Brenten Farrer, V4 Phil Lock, V23 Jimmy Gardiner, V8 Corey Lincoln, SA44 Daniel Evans, SA18 Jed Bell, SA96 Darryl Guerin, V85 Colin Lincoln, V7 Paul Solomon, SA37 Terry Kelly-DNF, SA71 Sam Putland-DNF, SA62 Ben Atkinson-DNF.

Final Top 5 Championship finish positions were: 1. SA75 Scott Bogucki - 3796 2. SA71 Sam Putland – 3733 3. V34 Brenten Farrer – 3695 4. V83 Chris Solomon – 3663 5. V4 Phil Lock - 3613

The night was completed with a ‘Pit Party’ to celebrate & present the end of season awards Full report to follow with nightly Contingency winners and end of season awards.

 

 

Clarke Does It Again And Claims Speedcar Title Number Four

On a night that produced plenty of drama, simply to get the show in, Adam Clarke added his name once more to the long and illustrious list of Australian Speedcar Championship winners when he claimed victory in the 40 laps finale to the 74th Lucas Oil Australian Speedcar Championship.

After a warm and steamy day, Mother Nature decided that she would like to impart some of her finest work on Sungold Stadium as rain, thunder and lightning all reared their heads at one point or another.

With time slipping away the Management team at Premier Speedway made the call to give the event one last chance of being completed without requiring a return visit to the venue on Sunday, something that at one point looked a mere formality.

While some may have wish the meeting had of been postponed it was Clarke who was all smiles as he stood embracing a tirelessly hard working crew in victory lane post race.

Throughout a caution punctuated event Clarke withstood challenges from the likes of Tyler Thomas who rode around the high side of the early pace setter Clarke while fellow American Alex Bright was also in the thick of the action.

Nathan Smee was all class as he hounded the race leader, at times especially late in the race, guiding an ill handling car around a super quick Sungold Stadium.

Preliminary night feature winner Brendan Palmer was another to battle manfully as he was locked in a battle mid pack with the likes of Davey Ray, Matt Greenwood and Jerry Coons Jnr.

Ben Hall, Kaiden Manders, Travis Mills, Dayne Kingshott and Paul Farrell rounded out those who completed the grueling 40 lap journey.

The DNF’s robbed the event of some of its biggest stars with the likes of Troy Jenkins, Todd Waddell, Nicholas Rowe, Domain Ramsay, Scott Wilson, Lee Redmond, Neville Lance, Anthony Chaffey and Gabe Goode on the infield. Goode in particular was the victim of a violent roll as he exited turn two. Thankfully he walked away.

Earlier in the night the final four heat race events were completed after a couple of aborted attempts to get the final nights program underway.

The heat wins and some valuable points went the way of Clarke, Tyler Thomas, Dayne Kingshott and Lee Redmond with firstly Thomas bettering the 10 lap record with a time of 2:09.56 before Kingshott went faster again with a 2:05.73 performance to etch his name into the record books.

The R&M Security and Lightning Clean Best Presented Car and Crew Award went to Victorian Travis Mills who as always turned out the V10 entry in immaculate style.

The Oval Express Hard Charger award went the way of New South Wales driver Mark Brown who made his way to fifth having originally started deep in the 24 car B-Main field.

Premier Speedway would like to thank Lucas Oil for their support of the 2015 Australian Speedcar Championship along with R & M Security and Lightning Clean for their support of the Best Presented Car and Crew and Oval Express Magazine for their generosity in supporting the Hard Charger award.

 

 

BALLOU AVOIDS DISASTER FOR EAST BAY “WINTER DIRT GAMES” WIN

Gibsonton, Florida…….Robert Ballou narrowly avoided disaster on the final lap of Friday’s “Winter Dirt Games VI” 30-lapper at East Bay Raceway Park to take his second victory of the young season. The Rocklin, California driver appeared to be in smooth sailing after a restart with four laps to go, but he rapped the wall just past the flagstand after taking the white-flag as second-running Dave Darland dove to the bottom for the lead. Ballou crossed over and took it back, notching a .296-second victory in the MPHG Promotions – Blakesley Auto #12 Maxim/Ott.

“I really thought driver error cost us another one right there. I was fogging up my shield bad at the restart, and just really had trouble seeing. I don’t even know what happened after I got in the wall, but I saw Darland going for it and just tried to stay in it to get back by him. If I’m ever gonna catch him in all-time wins, I’ve gotta keep my elbows up!” said Ballou, who now owns eleven wins in his career.

Polesitter Kevin Thomas, Jr., chasing the “Triple Crown Challenge” bonus posted by race organizers for any driver able to sweep the weekend, led early with Ballou and defending series champion Brady Bacon in his shadow. Ballou closed as they neared traffic, trying his first slider for the lead on lap ten. At the halfway point, Ballou cleared Thomas in turn-two with a slide-job for the lead, holding him off as the two traded the top spot for a lap and a half.

As Ballou drew away, Bacon worked on Thomas, as well, clearing him for the second spot on lap 22. Bacon closed on Ballou in traffic, but a monster slider on two cars from Ballou helped him retain his lead. In heavy traffic on lap 27, Thomas got in the back of Bacon in turn-three, sending him spinning and necessitating a caution. He restarted at the tail of the lead lap.

With just four laps to go, Ballou was strong up front as Darland finally passed Thomas with a turn-one slider on lap 28. Darland appeared to close slightly on Ballou before the white-flag, but suddenly found himself in the middle of a battle for the win with Ballou’s incident. Darland made it back-to-back runner-up finishes in the Phillips/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports – Trench Shoring #71P DRC/Foxco.

“I looked up as I took the white flag and thought, ‘Holy s---, I’m gonna win this thing!’ Robert was able to gather it up and get back by us off of two, but we were right there again and pretty happy with second. It’s been a great rebound for us the last three nights, and we’ll try to get it one spot better. I have to thank the track crew as much as my team; they gave us a great track to move around and race each other hard tonight,” Darland said.

Thomas held on for the third-spot in the Bakken Concrete – Griffin’s Propane #17RW Maxim/Fisher.

“I obviously feel terrible about getting into the back of Brady (Bacon). We had been racing really hard for the second spot, and I just fired it off in there and clipped him. We led early and were strong, but they got a little better than us on that long run. We were holding on a bit at the end, but it was another strong night for us and a podium finish,” Thomas said.

Justin Grant came out on top of a slugfest in the late stages for the fourth spot in the Mark Hery Motorsports – Dick’s Paint & Body #40 DRC/Claxton over ProSource “Fast Qualifier” Chase Stockon, who rounded out the top-five in the Superior Tank & Trailer – Crescent Electric Supply #32 DRC/Fisher.

AMSOIL USAC SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: February 27, 2015 – Gibsonton, Florida – East Bay Raceway Park – “Winter Dirt Games VI”

QUALIFYING: 1. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-14.968; 2. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips/Curb-Agajanian-15.183; 3. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-15.258; 4. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-15.266; 5. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-15.283; 6. Bryan Clauson, 41, SST-15.306; 7. Jon Stanbrough, 81, JSR-15.352; 8. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-15.360; 9. Landon Simon, 24, LSR-15.393; 10. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher-15.418; 11. Kyle Cummins, 21x, Pollock-15.493; 12. Chad Boespflug, 5, Baldwin-15.496; 13. Chris Windom, 2, Lein-15.517; 14. Brady Short, 11P, Pottorff-15.518; 15. Tracy Hines, 4, THR-15.573; 16. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-15.587; 17. Scotty Weir, 12x, Wolters-15.663; 18. Carson Short, 21, Short-15.755; 19. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-15.854; 20. Casey Shuman, 2x, Barnhill/Dodd-15.872; 21. Shane Cockrum, 66, Wade-15.954; 22. Kyle Robbins, 17R, Robbins-16.031; 23. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-16.102; 24. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-16.126; 25. Trevor Kobylarz, 14, RT-16.151; 26. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-16.157; 27. Bret Mellenberndt, 97, Mellenberndt-16.233; 28. Isaac Chapple, 7G, Goacher-16.341; 29. Chris Gurley, 11, Walker-16.456; 30. Justin Hoffman, M16, Hoffman-16.509; 31. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-16.875.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Stockon, 2. Ballou, 3. Windom, 4. Weir, 5. Cockrum, 6. Kobylarz, 7. Simon, 8. Gurley. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. C. Short, 3. B. Short, 4. Darland, 5. Clauson, 6. Robbins, 7. Jarrett, 8. Hoffman. 2:06.71

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Farney, 2. Hines, 3. Grant, 4. Cummins, 5. Hery, 6. Stanbrough, 7. Mellenberndt, 8. Bell. 2:08.44

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Boespflug, 2. Bacon, 3. Shuman, 4. Andretti, 5. Leary, 6. Chapple, 7. Swanson. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Stanbrough, 2. Leary, 3. Clauson, 4. Cockrum, 5. Jarrett, 6. Simon, 7. Hery, 8. Chapple, 9. Hoffman, 10. Robbins, 11. Swanson, 12. Kobylarz, 13. Gurley, 14. Mellenberndt, 15. Bell. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Robert Ballou, 2. Dave Darland, 3. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 4. Justin Grant, 5. Chase Stockon, 6. Bryan Clauson, 7. C.J. Leary, 8. Kyle Cummins, 9. Jon Stanbrough, 10. Chad Boespflug, 11. Carson Short, 12. Tracy Hines, 13. Brady Bacon, 14. Brady Short, 15. Jarett Andretti, 16. Chris Windom, 17. Casey Shuman, 18. Logan Jarrett, 19. Aaron Farney, 20. Shane Cockrum, 21. Scotty Weir, 22. Landon Simon. NT -------------------------------- **Swanson, Kobylarz, and Bell flipped in the Semi.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-14 Thomas, Laps 15-30 Ballou.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Stockon-298; 2-Thomas-284; 3-Ballou-280; 4-Darland-271; 5-Bacon-257; 6-Stanbrough-229; 7-Windom/Grant-223; 9-Leary-221; 10-Boespflug-205.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: February 28 – Gibsonton, Florida – East Bay Raceway Park – “Winter Dirt Games VI”

 

 

Brendan Palmer Holds Off Hard Charging Americans To Claim Speedcar Title Prelim

A cool and calculated drive by Queensland’s Brendan Palmer saw him stand atop the victory dais following the Preliminary Feature of the 74th Lucas Oil Australian Speedcar Championship on Friday night at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool.

On a night that had a bit of everything as Mother Nature again played a part in the outcome as she threatened to interrupt proceedings on numerous occasions through out the course of the night.

Palmer who started from pole position was able to withstand the challenge thrown at him by the two rim riding Americans in Alex Bright who started from position eight to eventually finish in the runner up sport and a super impressive Tyler Thomas who put on a clinic as he charged from position 19 through to third in a masterful display.

With Palmer preferring the low groove on a track that certainly took its time in widening out, it was the Americans who went upstairs to try and reel in the race leader as the likes of defending Aussie Champ Adam Clark and Travis Mills battled it out for fourth and fifth.

They were followed by Davey Ray who also charged from 16th to sixth, Jaimie McKinlay in seventh, Queensland’s Scott Wilson who was eighth, Troy Jenkins who overcame a dropped heat earlier in the night to run ninth while Neville Lance rounded out the top ten.

They were followed by Rob Jackson, Dean Merrylees, Paul Farrell, Bell Hall and Gabe Goode while the DNF’s were headed up by an unlucky Nathan Smee, who was rounded solidly in second before being forced infield. He was joined by Domain Ramsay, Matt Greenwood who had a motor detonate which also left Jerry Coons Jnr with no where to go and Kaiden Manders who was also one to record a DNF.

The top ten in points after nights one is as follows:

1. Q41 Brendan Palmer - 83 points. 2. V10 Travis Mills - 81 points. 3. W4 Alex Bright - 70.5 points. 4. N42 Jaimie McKinlay - 70 points. 5. Q25 Scott Wilson - 66.5 points. 6. V20 Domain Ramsay - 66 points. 7. Q98 Matt Greenwood - 65.5 points. 8. N7 Nathan Smee - 64.5 points. 9. A1 Adam Clarke - 64.5 points. 10. N14 Jerry Coons Jnr - 63 points.

Saturday night is Championship night with a further round of Speedcar heats, plus the C Main, B-Main, Top 8 Pole Shuffle and the 40 lap Championship decider all to be contested.

The Wingless Sprints with a round of their Super Six Series will be the support division on the night.

Racing will start from 5.30pm.

General Admission is available via the both sides of the venue.

Admission is Adults $25.00; Concession $20.00; Children 12-15 $10.00 and Children 6-11 $5.00.

The usual pit charges of $70.00 without or $35.00 with the minimum entry requirement (Speedway Australia) will apply.

Premier Speedway would like to thank Lucas Oil for their on-going support of the 2015 Australian Speedcar Championship along with R & M Security and Lightning Clean for their support of the Best Presented Car and Crew and Oval Express Magazine for their generosity in supporting the Hard Charger award.

 

 

THOMAS TACKLES EAST BAY FOR FIRST WIN OF 2015

Gibsonton, Florida…….Kevin Thomas, Jr. had not visited USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory lane since September of 2013, but he broke that winless streak on Thursday night with the 30-lap “Winter Dirt Games VI” feature win at East Bay Raceway Park. The Cullman, Alabama made it his ninth-career win leading all but the opening half-lap and a brief moment before a yellow flag on lap 17. He will go into Friday looking to give himself a chance at the “Triple Crown Challenge” posted by track supporters as a bonus to any driver who can win all three features.

Brady Bacon got the jump from the pole, but he bobbled off turn-two, allowing Thomas to dart past on the bottom. Dave Darland got a great start from row-three up into third, and C.J. Leary was up into the top-five running the high line before the first caution flew for Jarett Andretti spinning in turn-two.

On a longer green flag run, the lead trio of Thomas, Bacon, and Darland encountered traffic. Bacon got hung outside Trevor Kobylarz in turn-two, allowing Darland to get a run off the bottom and steal the second spot as they entered on the cushion in turn-three. On lap 17, Darland pulled a carbon-copy move on Thomas for the lead, but it wasn’t to be as a caution flew before the entire lap could be completed.

From there, Thomas was flawless at the front, negotiating some slower cars in the race’s final stages and winning by 1.026-seconds in the Bakken Concrete – Griffin’s Propane #17RW Maxim/Fisher.

“It feels great to be back in this car and to be back to winning. I can’t even explain how excited I am for this season. We’ve been running well, and tonight we put it all together. It was tough to pass, but it was also really difficult to get around this place tonight. I gave Dave one opening and he caught me, but I was just lucky enough to get a second chance. Hopefully, we can qualify decent and give ourselves a chance again tomorrow,” Thomas said.

Darland stalked Thomas in the closing stages but was unable to make a move through traffic, settling for second in the Phillips/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports – Trench Shoring #71P DRC/Foxco.

“My Phillips team gave me a really good car again tonight, but it was tough to pass up through there. It got pretty one lane on both ends, just one on the bottom and one on the top. We were in the right place at the right time to get both Brady and KT in traffic, but the caution just came at the wrong time to cost us the lead. You hate to lose one like that, but we were right in the hunt again, so we’ll try to put it up there again the rest of the weekend,” Darland said.

Defending series champion Bacon held on for the third spot in the Hoffman Auto Racing – Mean Green #69 Triple X/Williams Mopar.

Leary came home fourth in the Leary Construction Company – Green Tech Lubricants #30 DRC/Claxton Mopar, and Tracy Hines came from 15th to finish fifth in The Carolina Nut Company – Hansen’s Welding #4 DRC/Stanton Chevy.

AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship point leader Chase Stockon finished ninth after setting a new track record of 14.762 seconds in ProSource Qualifying.

AMSOIL USAC SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: February 26, 2015 – Gibsonton, Florida – East Bay Raceway Park – “Winter Dirt Games VI”

QUALIFYING: 1. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-14.762 (New Track Record); 2. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-14.931; 3. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips/Curb-Agajanian-15.238; 4. Scotty Weir, 12x, Wolters-15.289; 5. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-15.291; 6. Carson Short, 21, Short-15.315; 7. Brady Short, 11P, Pottorff-15.367; 8. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher-15.368; 9. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-15.416; 10. Jon Stanbrough, 81, JSR-15.454; 11. Trevor Kobylarz, 14, RT-15.468; 12. Shane Cockrum, 66, Wade-15.470; 13. Kyle Cummins, 21x, Pollock-15.481; 14. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-15.502; 15. Chris Windom, 2, Lein-15.536; 16. Tracy Hines, 4, THR-15.543; 17. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-15.564; 18. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-15.613; 19. Bryan Clauson, 41, SST-15.624; 20. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-15.669; 21. Chad Boespflug, 5, Baldwin-15.673; 22. Casey Shuman, 2x, Barnhill/Dodd-15.717; 23. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-15.739; 24. Bret Mellenberndt, 97, Mellenberndt-15.792; 25. Chris Gurley, 11, Walker-15.817; 26. Isaac Chapple, 7G, Goacher-15.868; 27. Kyle Robbins, 17R, Robbins-15.871; 28. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-15.906; 29. Landon Simon, 24, LSR-15.914; 30. Justin Hoffman, M16, Hoffman-16.468; 31. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-17.381.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Ballou, 2. Stockon, 3. Bacon, 4. Cummins, 5. Boespflug, 6. Grant, 7. Simon, 8. Gurley. 2:06.81

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Stanbrough, 2. C. Short, 3. Jarrett, 4. Shuman, 5. Leary, 6. Swanson, 7. Hoffman, 8. Chapple. NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Clauson, 2. Darland, 3. B. Short, 4. Kobylarz, 5. Windom, 6. Robbins, 7. Farney, 8. Bell. 2:13.34

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Hines, 2. Andretti, 3. Thomas, 4. Mellenberndt, 5. Cockrum, 6. Hery, 7. Weir. 2:15.14

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Leary, 2. Boespflug, 3. Cockrum, 4. Grant, 5. Windom, 6. Swanson, 7. Farney, 8. Gurley, 9. Simon, 10. Chapple, 11. Robbins, 12. Hery, 13. Bell, 14. Weir. 3:24.94

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 2. Dave Darland, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. C.J. Leary, 5. Tracy Hines, 6. Robert Ballou, 7. Chad Boespflug, 8. Kyle Cummins, 9. Chase Stockon, 10. Chris Windom, 11. Jon Stanbrough, 12. Brady Short, 13. Bryan Clauson, 14. Jarett Andretti, 15. Casey Shuman, 16. Carson Short, 17. Aaron Farney, 18. Logan Jarrett, 19. Bret Mellenberndt, 20. Trevor Kobylarz, 21. Shane Cockrum, 22. Justin Grant, 23. Kody Swanson, 24. Kyle Robbins. NT -------------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Thomas.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Stockon-236; 2-Thomas-222; 3-Bacon-220; 4-Ballou-211; 5-Darland-204; 6-Windom-196; 7-Stanbrough-189; 8-Leary-176; 9-Boespflug-164; 10-Grant-162.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: February 27 – Gibsonton, Florida – East Bay Raceway Park – “Winter Dirt Games VI”

 

 

 

Sprintcar Association Of NSW, Track Championship Round 17.

VALVOLINE RACEWAY ,

TIME TRIALS – 1. Sam Walsh, 92N, 12.004; 2. Jordyn Brazier, 21N, 12.030; 3. Ben Atkinson, 2N, 12.035; 4. Warren Ferguson, 32N, 12.060; 5. Toby Bell Bowen, 70, 12.123; 6. Jackson Delamont, 48N, 12.135; 7. James Thompson, 22N, 12.145; 8. Adrian Maher, 10N 12.187; 9. Kyle Caunt, 8N, 12.217; 10. Troy Little, 20N, 12.256; 11. Trevor Green, 11N, 12.262; 12. Craig Brady, 74N, 12.280; 13. Jeremy Cross, 39N, 12.384; 14. Michael Matchett, 88N, 12.395; 15. Max Dumesny, 5V, 12.402; 16. Blake Skipper, 24N, 12.468; 17. Grant Tunks, 54N, 12.480; 18. Nick Simmons, 9C, 12.483; 19. Matt Dumesny, 57V, 12.512; 20. Lachlan Abbott, 16N, 12.514; 21. Matt Jackson, 82N, 12.532; 22. Michael Jordan, 34N, 12.540; 23. Mark Attard, 52N, 12.547; 24. Danny Reidy, 5NT, 12.550; 25. Michael Saller, 56N, 12.584; 26. Steve Rowell, 6Q, 12.585; 27. Daniel Sayre, 3N, 12.668; 28. Jason Gebert, 18NT, 12.675; 29. Clayton Hart, 67N, 12.732; 30. Craig Morrison, 57N, 12.743; 31. Thomas Jeffrey, 12N, 12.809; 32. Sean Dyson, 99N, 12.890; 33. Bruce White, 96N, 12.956; 34. Kim Becker, 55N, 12.976; 35. Dick Thompson, 93N, 13.312; 36. Mark Hinchelwood, 4N; 13.379. 37. Danny Vassall, 97N, 13.704; 38. Brendan Rallings, 65N, 13.733; 39. Jay Waugh, 99C, NT; 40. Alex Orr, 43N, NT; 41. Matthew Thomas, 45N, NT.

HEAT 1: (10 laps) 1. G Tunks, 2. M Saller, 3. A Maher, 4. S Walsh, 5. B Skipper, 6. S Rowell, 7. C Morrison, 8. K Becker, 9. K Caunt, 10. A Orr. NT.

HEAT 2: (10 laps) 1. D Reidy, 2. Matt Dumesny, 3. T Little, 4. Max Dumesny, 5. J Thompson, 6. J Brazier, 7. D Sayre, 8. M Thomas, 9. T Jeffrey, 10. D Thompson. 2: 07.445.

HEAT 3: (10 laps) 1. M Attard, 2. B Atkinson, 3. T Green, 4. L Abbott, 5. J Gebert, 6. M Matchett, 7. S Dyson, 8. M Hinchelwood, (DNF) J Delamont, (DNF) D Vassall. NT.

HEAT 4: (10 laps) 1. C Brady, 2. M Jackson, 3. T Bell Bowen, 4. J Cross, 5. W Ferguson, 6. M Jordan, 7. B Rallings, (DNF) B White. NT.

POLE SHUFFLE: 1. D Reidy (8), 2. S Walsh (1), 3. B Atkinson (2), 4. W Ferguson (3), 5. C Brady (5), 6. G Tunks (6), 7. M Attard (7), 8. T Bell Bowen (DNS).

B MAIN: ( 20 laps) 1. J Delamont, 2. J Brazier, 3. C Morrison, 4. S Rowell, 5. M Matchett, 6. K Becker. 7. B Rallings, 8. D Thompson, 9. M Hinchelwood, (DNF) D Sayre, (DNF) A Orr, (DNF) T Jeffrey, (DNF) M Jordan, (DNF) M Thomas, (DNF) K Caunt, (DNF) C Hart, (DNF) S Dyson. NT.

A MAIN: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Sam Walsh (2), 2. Toby Bell Bowen (8), 3. Ben Atkinson (3), 4. Danny Reidy (1), 5. Grant Tunks (6), 6. Troy Little (13), 7. Jeremy Cross (15), 8. Warren Ferguson (4), 9. Matt Dumesny (18), 10. Jordyn Brazier (9), 11. Trevor Green (14), 12. Craig Brady (5), 13. Jackson Delamont (10), 14. Max Dumesny (16), 15. James Thompson (11), 16. Mark Attard (7), 17. Adrian Maher (12), 18. Steve Rowell (22), 19. Michael Saller (21), 20. Matt Jackson (20), 21. Craig Morrison (24), 22. Jason Gebert (23), 23. Lachlan Abbott (19), (DNF) Blake Skipper (17). NT.

A MAIN LAP LEADERS: Laps 1 - 7 Danny Reidy, Laps 8 – 30 Sam Walsh.

FASTEST LAP: Lap 2, Danny Reidy 12.836

HARD CHARGER: Matt Dumesny.

 

 

Madsen mauls sprintcar opposition

KERRY Madsen won 30-lap World Series Sprintcars Grand Final in front of a strong crowd at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night from Ryan Farrell and Brooke Tatnell.

It was also round 12 of the AHG Sprintcar Series.

The professional racer from America was never challenged in the main event as he dominated in the Keneric Racing #29 in front of his Perth-based team owners.

Tatnell’s third was enough to win the WSS championship after his main rival David Murcott crashed out of the feature race late in the final.

Madsen started the night by qualifying 12th in the 31-car field before taking a pair of fourths in his heats.

He really hit his straps after qualifying in the Top 8 Dash, winning the Bronze, Silver and Gold Dashes to elevate himself to the front row.

Farrell put in a barnstorming drive after starting from 15th, methodically picking off the drivers in front of him to get himself onto the podium.

He did it the hard way after being forced to qualify from the B Main thanks to motor problems in qualifying that saw him 27th after time trials.

He managed to get some valuable points after winning both his heat races, albeit from the front.

Tatnell qualified 11th at the start of the night and also had motor dramas but the Krikke team also put in a massive effort to get the W2 onto the third row of the grid for the final.

Brad Maiolo, who started from P14, lost valuable ground on the first corner, dropping back to last place.

Madsen only took four laps to get into lapped traffic and showed he was a class above his rivals.

The race went 12 laps before the field regrouped after Lee Nash spun on the back straight.

Murcott and Jason Kendrick had contact on the main straight with six laps remaining, forcing Kendrick out of the contest despite running in the top five.

Murcott was able to resume but is appears he suffered damage because moments later the A1 failed to turn at the end of the main straight and he ploughed into the fence – ending his chances of winning his maiden WSS crown.

On the final restart Farrell was third but pounced on Tatnell for second in a stirring drive from the Diamond Bay Motorsport pilot.

James McFadden, who started from P11, was fourth from Robbie Farr (P10), Cameron Gessner (P12), Kyle Hirst (P3), Steven Lines (P10), Shaun Bradford (P7), Matt Egel, David Priolo, Daniel Harding, Luke Dillon, Ryan Jones, Jamie Maiolo and Brad Maiolo.

Murcott and Kendrick were the only non-finishers in the main event.

RESULTS: Qualifying: Kyle Hirst 13.830, Jason Kendrick 13.837, David Murcott 13.840, Robbie Farr 13.877, David Priolo 13.981, Ryan Jones 13.993, Luke Dillon 13.999, James McFadden 14.004, Taylor Milling 14.022, Brad Maiolo 14.029, Brooke Tatnell 14.031, Kerry Madsen 14.043, Steven Lines 14.054, Shaun Bradford 14.075, Jamie Maiolo 14.098, Cameron Gessner 14.137, Shaun Dobson 14.156, Carl Dowling 14.182, Daniel Harding 14.230, Darren Jensen 14.238, Troy Lawson 14.322, Brent Aprile 14.366, Kye Scroop 14.389, Matt Egel 14.443, Daryl Clayden 14.448, Andrew Wright 14.512, Ryan Farrell 14.553, Lee Nash 14.637, Daniel Keen 14.957, Jason Boland 14.958, Jason Pryde 15.070. Heat 1: 1st Daryl Clayden, 2nd Lee Nash, 3rd Daniel Harding, 4th Cameron Gessner, 5th Robbie Farr, 6th Steven Lines, 7th Kyle Hirst, 8th Luke Dillon, 9th Bradley Maiolo, 10th Brent Aprile, 11th Jason Pryde. Heat 2: 1st Darren Jensen, 2nd Shaun Bradford, 3rd Andrew Wright, 4th James McFadden, 5th Brooke Tatnell, 6th Jason Kendricik, 7th Shaun Dobson, 8th Daniel Keen, 9th Kye Scroop, 10th David Priolo. Heat 3: 1st 1st Ryan Farrell, 2nd Matt Egel, 3rd Jamie Maiolo 4th Kerry Madsen, 5th David Murcott, 6th Ryan Jones, 7th Troy Lawson, 8th Carl Dowling, 9th Jason Boland and 10th Taylor Milling. Heat 4: 1st Lee Nash, 2nd Cameron Gessner, 3rd Bradley Maiolo 4th Shaun Bradford, 5th Andrew Wright, 6th Brent Aprile, 7th Jason Kendrick, 8th Darren Jensen, 9th James McFadden, 10th Jason Pryde DNF: Robbie Farr. Heat 5: 1st Steven Lines, 2nd Daryl Clayden, 3rd Matt Egel, 4th Kerry Madsen, 5th Daniel Harding, 6th Luke Dillon, 7th Ryan Jones, 8th Kyle Hirst, 9th Carl Dowling. DNF: Jason Boland. Heat 6: 1st Ryan Farrell, 2nd Jamie Maiolo, 3rd Brooke Tatnell, 4th Kye Scroop, 5th Daniel Keen, 6th David Murcott, 7th Shaun Dobson, 8th David Priolo, 9th Troy Lawson, 10th Taylor Milling. Final: 1st Kerry Madsen, 2nd Ryan Farrell, 3rd Brooke Tatnell, 4th James McFadden, 5th Robbie Farr, 6th Cameron Gesner, 7thKyle Hirst, 8th Steven Lines, 9th Shaun Bradford, 10th Matt Egel, 11th David Priolo, 12th Daniel Harding, 13th Luke Dillon, 14th Ryan Jones, 15th Darren Jensen, 16th Lee Nash, 17th Jamie Maiolo, 18th Bradley Maiolo. DNF: David Murcott and Jason Kendrick.

 

 

WALSH WOWS ‘EM!

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

February 21, 2015

Sam Walsh recorded his second main event win for the season tonight as he accounted for a strong field in Round Seventeen of the Valvoline Raceway Sprintcar Track Championship.

Walsh sped his #92 Fleck Earthmoving entry around the highline with spectacular effectiveness despite the best efforts of Toby Bellbowen and Ben Atkinson to run him down.

Atkinson’s podium finish now puts him within 50 points of championship points leader James Thompson as the final four rounds remain.

“We need the points and we got the win,” smiled Sammy in victory lane, “the top was good and the bottom was good too but most of the lapped cars were down low so that made it easier for me to get around the outside. We kept the car pretty free going into the race because we knew that the traffic would be pretty dense and I think that was probably the difference in the end.”

Walsh led home Toby Bellbowen in second place, Ben Atkinson third, Danny Reidy fourth, Grant Tunks fifth, Troy Little sixth, Jeremy Cross seventh, Warren Ferguson eighth, Matt Dumesny ninth and Jordyn Brazier rounding out the top ten.

Danny Reidy initially sat on the pole for the 30 lap main event after blitzing through the Pole Shootout from the fourth row but Walsh grabbed the highline and sped away from any potential captors as the frontrunners worked significant heavy traffic.

Track Championship leader James Thompson had a half lose in turn two early in the race and by the time he’d recovered had lost several track positions where he struggled to come back into contention and was eventually lapped by the leaders before coming home in fifteenth.

Trevor Green brought the #11 home in eleventh ahead of Craig Brady twelfth, Jackson Delamont thirteenth (who had to come from the B-Main win) Max Dumesny fourteenth (in his spare car) James Thompson fifteenth, Mark Attard sixteenth, Adrian Maher seventeenth, Steve Rowell eighteenth, Mick Saller nineteenth, Matt Jackson twentieth, Craig Morrison twenty first, Jason Gebert twenty second and Lachlan Abbott placed twenty third.

The only DNF of the field was Blake Skipper.

The B-Main went to Jackson Delamont from Jordyn Brazier in second, Craig Morrison third and Steve Rowell picking up the final transfer position.

The most spectacular moment of the race was when Matt Thomas flipped heavily in turn one ending what had been a disappointing night all evening for the Penrith based budget racer.

Quick time for Network Industry Qualifying also went to Sammy Walsh.

The 20 lap AMCA National East Coast Classic victory went to Queensland father and son duo Russ and Matt Hardy who ran 1-2 to lead home NSW racer Nick Stubbs in the all the way green light affair.

Hardy not only emerged with the win, he broke the 20-lap track record and scored a huge trophy thanks to the Sharpe Family.

The main event saw a remarkable incident where regular VR front runner Spano Gutierrez rolled his car in turn two with the roof not even touching the track as he rolled back on to all fours.

Unfortunately there was too much damage for Spano to restart and the incident also took out dual feature winner Darrell Kime.

The next event at Valvoline Raceway will be held this Saturday, February 28 with the fourth round of the National Super Sedan Series and Legend Cars, Litre Sprints and Fender Benders.

 

 

Jason Sides Wires Night Two of the Ronald Laney Memorial

TAMPA, Fla. (February 20, 2015) Round two of the 17th annual King of the 360's and 14th Ronald Laney Memorial saw Tennessee's Jason Sides lead flag-to-flag at East Bay Raceway Park with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real.

Drawing the pole in the night's 25-lap feature event, the 2002 Ronald Laney Memorial winner was pressured on the highline by Mark Smith on the opening lap, but was able to keep the Pennsylvania ace at bay.

"The bottom was the place to be, but Mark had a pretty good start there. I spun the tires, and may have got into him a little bit there, but that was the key to the whole race was getting a good start and not making any mistakes."

Finding traffic by the Lap 5, Sides found clear racetrack two laps later as Thomas Kennedy spun to a stop in the fourth turn. Pulling away from Smith on the restart, it didn't take long to again find the back of the field.

Pacing around traffic, Sides didn't lose his edge, crossing 5.204 seconds ahead of Mark Smith for his first preliminary night victory in the King of the 360's.

Putting together a pair of podium finishes, Smith is locked into Saturday's $10,000 to win feature event. Smith alluded to that in his interview, "I could have maybe tried a little harder to roll Jason there at the beginning on the outside because I wasn't bad there; but I just had too much to lose tomorrow, so I figured I just drop in and ride it out and hopefully we can get this track better for tomorrow."

Improving one spot from Thursday night, Brad Loyet grabbed the final podium step, and in doing so, also put himself directly into Saturday A-Feature event, "We'll see what happens here. We just need to go for it tomorrow. Being locked into the show, we'll be in good position."

Jeff Swindell crossed fourth with Thursday night's winner, Aaron Reutzel coming from 10th to fifth to earn high points between the two prelim nights.

Despite the narrow racing groove, Greg Hodnett blazed a path from 22nd to sixth. Tony Bruce, Jr. seventh with Wayne Johnson, Terry McCarl, and Johnny Herrera completing the top-ten.

With preliminary nights in the books, the top-six are locked into Saturday's 40-lap, $10,000 to win A-Feature. Aaron Reutzel, Mark Smith, Brad Loyet, Jeff Swindell, Terry McCarl, and Greg Hodnett will re-draw for their starting positions inside the first three rows.

With the staggering number of cars, Saturday's forma will have Heats lined up by their accumulated point totals. Six (6) Heat Races will be contested with the top 10 in passing points making up positions 7-16 in the A-Feature. Heat Races will be 10 laps.

The remainder will fall into three B-Features, going 15 laps, taking the top two from each to make up positions 17-22.

Racing on Saturday, February 21 is scheduled to begin at 7:00 P.M. (ET). For those who cannot attend, live online PPV is available at http://www.xsan.tv.

For continued updates on the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Race Results:

Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real East Bay Raceway Park - Tampa, Fla. 14th annual Ronald Laney Memorial Friday, February 20, 2015

Car Count: 67

Heat Races: (10 Laps, taking winners plus Top-9 in Passing Points to the A-Feature.)

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel[2]; 2. 6S-Robbie Smith[4]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn[6]; 4. 17B-Josh Baughman[7]; 5. 4M-Michael Miller[5]; 6. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[8]; 7. 49X-Cole Duncan[10]; 8. 10B-Mitch Brown[3]; 9. 83-Mark Ruel Jr[9]; 10. (DNF) 38-Tony Agin[1]

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 59-Danny Holtgraver[2]; 2. 3A-A.J. Maddox[3]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[4]; 4. 24X-Danny Martin Jr.[5]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah[8]; 6. 0-Glenn Styres[7]; 7. 50-Joe Zuczek[1]; 8. 5X-Tyson Hall[6]; 9. 09-Timmy Thrash[10]; 10. 14H-Chris Hoyt[9]

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 24-Terry McCarl[4]; 2. 20K-Thomas Kennedy[6]; 3. M1-Mark Smith[10]; 4. 64-Scotty Thiel[7]; 5. 66-Danny Smith[9]; 6. M16-Justin Hoffman[1]; 7. 33-Kris Miller[2]; 8. 16-Ryan Ruhl[5]; 9. 10J-C.J. Jones[3]; 10. F16-Lance Hester[8]

Heat 4 (10 Laps): 1. 45-Tim Shaffer[3]; 2. 17-Lane Whittington[1]; 3. 95-Matt Covington[2]; 4. 14K-Kyle Bellm[6]; 5. 6-Danny Lasoski[9]; 6. 23-Seth Bergman[10]; 7. 3B-Brad Greer[5]; 8. 4X-Shawn Petersen[7]; 9. 1-Freddie McCall[4]; 10. 67-Chris Durand[8]...(No. 67 DQ'd, missing right Muffler.)

Heat 5 (10 Laps): 1. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[4]; 2. 05-Brad Loyet[6]; 3. 7K-Kyle Pitts[1]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett[7]; 5. 9JR-Derek Hagar[5]; 6. 81W-Danny Wood[9]; 7. 10-Terry Gray[8]; 8. 61-Parker Evans[3]; 9. (DNF) 10P-Jim Perricone[2]

Heat 6 (10 Laps): 1. 94-Jeff Swindell[4]; 2. 92K-Matt Kurtz[3]; 3. 7S-Jason Sides[9]; 4. 8J-Jess Stiger[1]; 5. 40-Caleb Helms[7]; 6. 21K-Lou Kennedy Jr.[5]; 7. 33M-Randy Hannagan[8]; 8. 3H-Brandon Hanks[2]; 9. 90-Matt Tanner[6]

Heat 7 (10 Laps): 1. 77X-Wayne Johnson[1]; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera[2]; 3. 49-Shawn Dancer[7]; 4. 10M-Morgan Turpen[4]; 5. 28H-James (Hud) Horton[9]; 6. 15-Johnny Gilbertson[8]; 7. (DNF) 29-Travis Rilat[3]; 8. (DNF) 92W-Jordan Weaver[5]; 9. (DNF) W20-Greg Wilson[6]

B-Features (15 Laps, top 2 advance to the A-Feature.)

B Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera[2]; 2. 14K-Kyle Bellm[4]; 3. 81W-Danny Wood[6]; 4. 17B-Josh Baughman[1]; 5. 33M-Randy Hannagan[10]; 6. 0-Glenn Styres[9]; 7. 24X-Danny Martin Jr.[5]; 8. 49X-Cole Duncan[8]; 9. 23-Seth Bergman[7]; 10. 10B-Mitch Brown[14]; 11. 29-Travis Rilat[11]; 12. 90-Matt Tanner[15]; 13. 16-Ryan Ruhl[13]; 14. 14H-Chris Hoyt[16]; 15. 10P-Jim Perricone[17]; 16. (DNF) 28H-James (Hud) Horton[3]; 17. (DNF) 50-Joe Zuczek[12]

B Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4]; 2. 66-Danny Smith[2]; 3. 64-Scotty Thiel[1]; 4. 4M-Michael Miller[8]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson[15]; 6. 7K-Kyle Pitts[5]; 7. 21K-Lou Kennedy Jr.[9]; 8. 92W-Jordan Weaver[13]; 9. 10M-Morgan Turpen[6]; 10. 17-Lane Whittington[3]; 11. M16-Justin Hoffman[10]; 12. 33-Kris Miller[11]; 13. 61-Parker Evans[14]; 14. 09-Timmy Thrash[12]; 15. 10J-C.J. Jones[16]; 16. (DNF) 15-Johnny Gilbertson[7]; DNS 38-Tony Agin

B Feature 3 (15 Laps): 1. 6-Danny Lasoski[2]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett[1]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[3]; 4. 9JR-Derek Hagar[8]; 5. 40-Caleb Helms[5]; 6. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[6]; 7. 10-Terry Gray[9]; 8. 67-Chris Durand[17]; 9. 3B-Brad Greer[10]; 10. 8J-Jess Stiger[7]; 11. 3H-Brandon Hanks[14]; 12. 95-Matt Covington[4]; 13. 1-Freddie McCall[15]; 14. 83-Mark Ruel Jr[13]; 15. (DNF) 5X-Tyson Hall[12]; 16. (DNF) F16-Lance Hester[16]; 17. (DNF) 4X-Shawn Petersen[11]

A-Feature (25 Laps)

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 7S-Jason Sides[1]; 2. M1-Mark Smith[2]; 3. 05-Brad Loyet[3]; 4. 94-Jeff Swindell[6]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel[10]; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett[22]; 7. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[5]; 8. 77X-Wayne Johnson[14]; 9. 24-Terry McCarl[8]; 10. 45X-Johnny Herrera[17]; 11. 45-Tim Shaffer[7]; 12. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[24]; 13. 14K-Kyle Bellm[20]; 14. 6-Danny Lasoski[19]; 15. 59-Danny Holtgraver[11]; 16. 52-Blake Hahn[13]; 17. 3A-A.J. Maddox[15]; 18. 23-Seth Bergman[23]; 19. 20K-Thomas Kennedy[4]; 20. 10H-Chad Kemenah[18]; 21. 66-Danny Smith[21]; 22. 6S-Robbie Smith[12]; 23. 49-Shawn Dancer[9]; 24. 92K-Matt Kurtz[16]

Lap Leader(s): Jason Sides 1-25 Hard Charger: Greg Hodnett +16 Provisional(s): Seth Bergman (P1); Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (P1)

 

Aaron Reutzel Spectacular in 14th Annual Laney Memorial Opener

TAMPA, Fla. (February 19, 2015) The start to the 2015 season for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real opened with a bang as Aaron Reutzel stormed to victory on night one of the 14th annual Ronald Laney Memorial, and 17th King of the 360's at East Bay Raceway Park.

Jumping from the top of this B.C. Funds No. 87, Reutzel paid high honors to the track crew, "What a hell of a racetrack. Wow, there are no words for that racetrack. It was just awesome up there bouncing the fence. That was unreal."

Rolling to second on Lap 5 from 8th, Reutzel set sights on Mark Smith who grabbed the lead the previous lap from Tampa's A.J. Maddox. Edging Smith on Lap 7, the pair went slide for slide on Lap 8; exchange the point three times before the caution waved for Chad Kemenah.

Two takes on the restart, Reutzel had to play catch up as Smith distanced himself from the No. 87. Losing ground again following a Lap 10 caution for Wayne Johnson, whose night ended after contact with the wall, the Clute, Texas driver commented on the mid-race stall, "I don't know what happened. I knew our car was fast enough to win but it got so tight there. I don't know if I had a tire going down or what but it took me at least five laps to get going. McCarl past me, then I started reeling McCarl back in and we were both able to get around the No. 1, but McCarl was good enough he could run anywhere he wanted so I knew he was going to be tough to beat but luckily he hit the bottom in lapped traffic and left me the top and that was all she wrote."

The win is Aaron's first at East Bay Raceway Park, and fifth with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Crossing second, Iowa's Terry McCarl charged from 17th in the Snowplow.com No. 24, "It was a really tricky racetrack, but that's what we love about East Bay. It's my favorite track down here in Florida. There are so many different variables going on. It's a chess game out there. You know Mark got out there felling good, then the track changed and we found a spot, then that changed."

In talking about the track surface, Terry commented that the track was similar to the night Ronald Laney won the King of the 360's.

"I was telling the guys earlier on Racinboys, this was just like the racetrack when Ronald won this deal. He came from way back to the front and it just got really weird. I think he back up at the beginning and at the end just drove around us like we were tied to a stump."

Battling with McCarl throughout the closing laps, Pennsylvania's Mark Smith completed the evening's podium.

"It was a pretty nice race. I just couldn't get my car to turn in the center," commented Smith. "I was really, really, good as long as it would turn but the longer I went, the tighter it got and just couldn't get it the way I wanted but we had a hell of a race there."

Brad Loyet from fourteenth snagged fourth with Seth Bergman completing the top-five after starting twelfth.

Johnny Herrera was the night's Hard Charger, coming from 22nd to 6th with Jeff Swindell crossing seventh. Greg Hodnet from 20th to 8th, Matt Covington 9th from 19th, and Ohio's Danny Smith completed the top-ten.

With 67 drivers drawing in, 9 Heat Races took place with Terry Gray, Danny Martin, Jr., Wayne Johnson, Mark Smith, Brad Loyet, Aaron Reutzel, Jeff Swindell, A.J. Maddox, and Lou Kennedy, Jr. each taking wins. Three B-Features went to Terry McCarl, Matt Kurtz, and Matt Covington. Provisionals based on owner points from 2014 where used by Tony Bruce, Jr. and Lane Whittington.

The 17th annual King of the 360's and 14th Ronald Laney Memorial continue on Friday, February 20 with races getting underway at 7:00 P.M. (ET). Races can also be seen live on http://www.xsan.tv.

For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Race Results:

Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real East Bay Raceway Park - Tampa, Fla. 14th annual Ronald Laney Memorial Thursday, February 19, 2015

Car Count: 67

Heat Races: (8 Laps, taking winners plus Top-7 in Passing Points to the A-Feature.)

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 10-Terry Gray[2]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson[4]; 3. 81W-Danny Wood[5]; 4. 49X-Cole Duncan[7]; 5. 83-Mark Ruel Jr[6]; 6. 67-Chris Durand[1]; 7. 10P-Jim Perricone[8]; 8. (DNF) 90-Matt Tanner[3]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 24X-Danny Martin Jr.[5]; 2. 61-Parker Evans[2]; 3. 50-Joe Zuczek[1]; 4. 6S-Robbie Smith[6]; 5. 40-Caleb Helms[3]; 6. 09-Timmy Thrash[7]; 7. 10M-Morgan Turpen[8]; 8. (DNF) 18-Tony Bruce Jr[4]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 77X-Wayne Johnson[8]; 2. 33M-Randy Hannagan[4]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman[6]; 4. 95-Matt Covington[7]; 5. 8J-Jess Stiger[3]; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer[2]; 7. 15-Johnny Gilbertson[5]; 8. (DNF) F16-Lance Hester[1]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. M1-Mark Smith[2]; 2. 29-Travis Rilat[1]; 3. 64-Scotty Thiel[4]; 4. 20K-Thomas Kennedy[5]; 5. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[8]; 6. 0-Glenn Styres[3]; 7. 52-Blake Hahn[7]; 8. 3H-Brandon Hanks[6]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 05-Brad Loyet[1]; 2. 17B-Josh Baughman[4]; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett[3]; 4. 24-Terry McCarl[7]; 5. 33-Kris Miller[2]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides[6]; 7. 49-Shawn Dancer[5]

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel[6]; 2. 16-Ryan Ruhl[2]; 3. 92K-Matt Kurtz[4]; 4. 9JR-Derek Hagar[5]; 5. M16-Justin Hoffman[1]; 6. 14K-Kyle Bellm[3]; 7. 10J-C.J. Jones[7]

Heat 7 (8 Laps): 1. 94-Jeff Swindell[3]; 2. 5X-Tyson Hall[2]; 3. 3B-Brad Greer[7]; 4. 28H-James (Hud) Horton[6]; 5. 1-Freddie McCall[4]; 6. (DNF) 92W-Jordan Weaver[1]; 7. (DNF) 59-Danny Holtgraver[5]

Heat 8 (8 Laps): 1. 3A-A.J. Maddox[3]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[2]; 3. 10B-Mitch Brown[1]; 4. 4X-Shawn Petersen[5]; 5. 6-Danny Lasoski[6]; 6. 45X-Johnny Herrera[7]; 7. 7K-Kyle Pitts[4]

Heat 9 (8 Laps): 1. 21K-Lou Kennedy Jr.[1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[7]; 3. 66-Danny Smith[6]; 4. 38-Tony Agin[3]; 5. 4M-Michael Miller[4]; 6. 17-Lane Whittington[2]; 7. 14H-Chris Hoyt[5]

B-Features (12 Laps, top 2 advance to the A-Feature.)

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 24-Terry McCarl[1]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett[5]; 3. 45-Tim Shaffer[13]; 4. 20K-Thomas Kennedy[6]; 5. 28H-James (Hud) Horton[4]; 6. 5X-Tyson Hall[2]; 7. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[17]; 8. 10M-Morgan Turpen[12]; 9. 50-Joe Zuczek[7]; 10. M16-Justin Hoffman[11]; 11. 10J-C.J. Jones[14]; 12. 09-Timmy Thrash[9]; 13. 49-Shawn Dancer[15]; 14. (DNF) 83-Mark Ruel Jr[8]; 15. (DNF) 15-Johnny Gilbertson[16]; 16. (DNF) 40-Caleb Helms[10]; 17. 64-Scotty Thiel[3]...(No. 64 DQ, Front Wing to far forward.)

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 92K-Matt Kurtz[3]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[2]; 3. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[4]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides[11]; 5. 9JR-Derek Hagar[6]; 6. 49X-Cole Duncan[5]; 7. 6-Danny Lasoski[8]; 8. 52-Blake Hahn[13]; 9. 10B-Mitch Brown[7]; 10. 61-Parker Evans[1]; 11. 0-Glenn Styres[12]; 12. 7K-Kyle Pitts[15]; 13. 33-Kris Miller[10]; 14. 90-Matt Tanner[16]; 15. 1-Freddie McCall[9]; DNS 92W-Jordan Weaver; DNS F16-Lance Hester

B Feature 3 (12 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington[5]; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera[9]; 3. 81W-Danny Wood[4]; 4. 4M-Michael Miller[8]; 5. 6S-Robbie Smith[3]; 6. 59-Danny Holtgraver[17]; 7. 14K-Kyle Bellm[12]; 8. 17-Lane Whittington[15]; 9. 67-Chris Durand[13]; 10. 16-Ryan Ruhl[1]; 11. 8J-Jess Stiger[10]; 12. 4X-Shawn Petersen[6]; 13. 3H-Brandon Hanks[16]; 14. 10P-Jim Perricone[11]; 15. 14H-Chris Hoyt[14]; 16. (DNF) 29-Travis Rilat[2]; 17. (DNF) 38-Tony Agin[7]

A-Feature (25 Laps)

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel[8]; 2. 24-Terry McCarl[17]; 3. M1-Mark Smith[4]; 4. 05-Brad Loyet[14]; 5. 23-Seth Bergman[12]; 6. 45X-Johnny Herrera[22]; 7. 94-Jeff Swindell[2]; 8. 27-Greg Hodnett[20]; 9. 95-Matt Covington[19]; 10. 66-Danny Smith[13]; 11. 21K-Lou Kennedy Jr.[15]; 12. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[21]; 13. 17-Lane Whittington[24]; 14. W20-Greg Wilson[9]; 15. 3A-A.J. Maddox[1]; 16. (DNF) 92K-Matt Kurtz[18]; 17. (DNF) 77X-Wayne Johnson[6]; 18. (DNF) 33M-Randy Hannagan[10]; 19. (DNF) 10H-Chad Kemenah[3]; 20. (DNF) 3B-Brad Greer[16]; 21. (DNF) 10-Terry Gray[5]; 22. (DNF) 18-Tony Bruce Jr[23]; 23. (DNF) 24X-Danny Martin Jr.[7]; 24. (DNF) 17B-Josh Baughman[11]

Lap Leader(s): A.J. Maddox 1-3; Mark Smith 4-13; Terry McCarl 14-18; Aaron Reutzel 19-25; Hard Charger: Johnny Herrera +16 Provisionals: Tony Bruce, Jr. (P1); Lane Whittington (P1)

 

 

PIERSON WINS GATOR DIRT NATIONALS FINALE

By Zach Tasker

Saturday night February 14 saw the Southern States Midget Series Gator Dirt Nationals race at the North Florida Speedway in Lake City, Florida for the finale of the three-day open wheel extravaganza. The most prestigious D2 midget race in the country with a stacked field of cars from multiple states would see teammates Adam Pierson and Josh Sunn start on the front row for the 33 lap feature in honor of fallen racer Patrick Wilda Jr.

The field took the green, and it didn’t take long for calamity to break out. With just one lap completed in turn one, there was a four-car incident. Friday night's feature winner Josh Sunn got crossed up and looped the car in front of the field. Darrin Davis couldn’t avoid him and clipped the front end of Sunn’s car causing Davis to flip upside down while Frank Malec and Daniel Robinson were also collected. All drivers were uninjured. Pierson then began to open up his lead after the green flag came back out. The 2013 Lucas Oil Powri Outlaw Midget Series champion also had a lead on Friday night in the feature before losing it in the last stages.

After a restart with five laps to go due to a Brandon Denton spin in turn 3 Pierson would scoot away from the field and take a straightforward dominating win over Seth Carlson in the runner-up spot. The White River, Vermont native had a huge weekend of winning. Saturday's feature was his 5th win on the weekend (Thursday night heat race, Friday night heat race, Friday Race of Champions, Saturday night heat race, Saturday night feature).“I couldn’t have done it without a good team here behind me. It’s a team effort, it's not just about the driver its the whole thing. Brad Noffsinger, he set this car up perfect tonight. I have to thank Matt, he knows every bolt on this car, my cousin Chris; I want to thank my teammate Josh. Bobby and Matt and Bubby, Blackwatch Farms , and, of course, the man upstairs that has been watching over us the last year, Elliott. He's with us every night.”

The driver of the #76m Blackwatch Farms/Brad Noffsinger Racing Acadamy/BMRS Brown & Miller Racing Solutions Spike/Focus will definitely have a much easier drive back to Vermont with a huge Gator trophy to keep him company on the ride. "We will all talk about it for the first couple of hours but we have about a 20-22 hour drive, so we are leaving right after the races.”

Runner up Seth Carlson was a few car lengths behind Pierson but couldn’t mount a challenge in the end, still a respectable finish for the Brimfield, Massachutes racer who finished 3rd on Thursday and 4th on Friday. “We are really not used to a track like this and we are still new to it but we made a bunch of changes to the car and it got a lot better and I really want to thank Greg Olson for bringing us out here and giving me a great car to drive and good job to Adam.” The driver of the #7 Greg Olson Racing Ellis/Ecotec proved the northeastern midget racers are very talented when compared to the rest of the country. “People think midget racing in the Northeast is a joke but I think we did pretty good.”

One of the most amazing stories in the field was that of Chett Gehrke. The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma native was plagued with engine gremlins all of Thursday and Friday night and barely had any laps ran before Saturday. However, he was able to get the problems sorted out and drove an amazing race from 18th starting spot to 3rd position, running out of time to make a move on the leaders. “It's amazing to think what would have happened if this thing ran all weekend, I might have had a chance but once I got to 2nd and 3rd we were all about the same speed. I was a little faster if I could hit it perfect, but it was a very fine line there.” The driver of the #11c PPM Titanum Products/Skips Catering Beast/Ecotec showed he was a true racer though, always wanting more “I don’t know as much headache as it was all weekend a 3rd place still isn’t that good but from last I guess its alright.”

The night's dash races were won by Adam Pierson who had a great late race battle with Seth Carlson and Josh Sunn, who had a multiple car length win. The night's heat race was collected by Darrin Davis who benefited from an engine change Saturday afternoon. Thus concludes the inaugural Gator Dirt Nationals. The Southern States Midget Series would like to thank all of the drivers, car owners, crew members and fans that have supported this great event. Plans are already underway for next year's sequel. Next up for the SSMS is back at the North Florida Speedway on March 14. For more info visit Southren States Midget Series on Facebook or www.sssprints.com

SATURDAY FEATURE RESULTS (33 LAPS): 1)#76M Adam Pierson 2)#7ri Seth Carlson 3)#11c Chett Gehrke 4)#29 Anthony Nocella 5)#24 Dillon Buhr 6)#33 Tim Gallant 7)#47 Scott Holcomb 8)#45 Brandon Denton 9)#6 Frank Malec 10)#1 Brad Mcdaniel 11)#13 John Kahl 12)#46d Andy Barrows 13)#0 Daniel Robinson 14)#92 Darrin Davis 15)#76 Josh Sunn 16)#30 Terry Becker 17)#10c Jimmy Clark Jr. 18)#20x Clayton Mullett

 

 

JOSH SUNN WINS A WILD NIGHT #2 OF GATOR DIRT NATIONALS

By Zach Tasker

Night number 2 of 3 for the inaugural Gator Dirt Nationals at the North Florida Speedway in Lake City, Florida lived up to its billing as a race on Friday the 13th. That can only explain the craziness that occurred in the 20 lap feature. The race started out as a fairly straightforward affair as pole sitter Dillon Buhr led the field to the green fresh off of his Thursday night feature win. Alongside the 2014 Southern States Midget Series Rookie of the year would be Lucas Oil Powri Outlaw Midget Series competitor Josh Sunn.

The race was highly attrition filled as defending SSMS champion Darrin Davis saw his engine expire on lap one. After a couple of early race yellow flags the race started to develop a rhythm. Adam Pierson had taken the lead early on and was looking to sweep the night after winning his heat race and the race of champions. The Vermont native would hold a steady lead until he hit heavy lapped traffic, and then Anthony Nocella would rocket by him using the lapped cars as a pick to perfection. The Seymour Racing driver was looking to bounce back after a rough opening night on Thursday that saw him get tangled up in a lap one turn one crash thus ending his night. After thrashing and repairing the car for Fridays event, it looked as if Nocella would go from zero to hero in a span of 24 hours. He had built up a comfortable lead on Pierson until when two laps to go coming off of turn four heartbreak struck again as the Woburn, Massachusetts drivers car grinded to a halt on the front stretch as his Focus powerplant gave up the ghost.

This would lead to the nights first attempt at a green-white-checkered finish. Josh Sunn pounced on leader Pierson right on the get-go and took the lead. However, this topsy-turvy race was yet to be completed as a 3rd place Daniel Robinson dove into turn 3 with one lap to go while running third and pushing hard to make a move on the two leaders. Robinson lost control and spun in the middle of the track leaving nowhere to go for Dillon Buhr as he piled hard into the side of the #0 machine. Both drivers were ok, but a red flag was displayed for cleanup.

This lead to another restart that again went yellow with one lap to go due to the stalled machine of Frank Malec. On the third and final attempt at a Green-White-Checkered finish, Josh Sunn scooted away ahead of his teammate and won by a half of a car length over Pierson. The White River, Vermont driver was overjoyed in victory lane. “I just found something on the bottom and then I knew he (Pierson) was going to get me on top the last restart, so I kind of stayed up there a little bit but me and him we race back in Vermont back and forth and we have so much respect for each other I knew we were going to give each other room so it's awesome. Frank Manafort, he's the man; he's the best car owner in the world. He does everything, Brad Noffsinger, Matty, everybody that came and helped me out, it's just amazing. Both cars go so good and it’s the best feeling. I never thought I would come to Florida and win a race; I didn’t win a race last year and it's just amazing!”

The driver of the #76 Blackwatch Farms/Brad Noffsinger Racing Acadamy/BMRS Brown & Miller Racing Solutions Spike/Focus relished the chance to be able to race for the win with a teammate. “We are like brothers together, I really wanted to get a win and 1-2 for Frank and its an awesome feeling.”

Runner-up Adam Pierson in the #76 Blackwatch Farms/Brad Noffsinger Racing Acadamy/BMRS Brown & Miller Racing Solutions Spike/Focus was just one spot away from sweeping the night, but still has three wins on the weekend (Thursday heat race win, Friday heat race and race of champions win). “The cars were a little too tight tonight, we tightened them up way too much, it was really tight in the center, but that was one heck of a race for first. If I'm going to finish 2nd that’s how to do it. Especially against my teammate, he knew that I was going to go for it that last lap because that was the end of the race when I did it the first time but then they went back after the yellow so he knew that I was probably going to do the same thing again. That’s racing so we will do it again tomorrow, that’s great to have a 1-2.”

The East Corinth, Vermont native knew he would have had to work for it to get back past Nocella before he broke. “I mean I thought I was going to be good, I was like ok he's not here. I know the 24 is coming , I know my teammate is coming somewhere and I just got caught in traffic but its too bad that he blew up or had problems because that would have been a good race at the end too if I could have caught him and we could have went and battled for the lead. If he was going that good he should have deserved that win, it's just too bad. The lapped traffic is a little hairy, because you don’t know where they are going to go sometimes and one guy goes high and you try to go low and he cuts down low but that’s racing.”

Rounding out the podium with a strong run was Scott Holcomb out of North Granby, Connecticut. The driver of the #47 Brignole-Bush-Lewis Attornies at Law/Roarke Tree Farm Hawk/Quad 4 just stayed cool the whole 20 laps and let the positions come to him. “It was good, a couple cars got tangled up there at the end and I almost got involved in that one but we got around it. The little Quad 4’s that we are running were down on horsepower without a doubt. I think we got all we could get out of that car tonight, I really do. It’s a great little track, it's fast, a nice racy place for a midget. I'm sure it's good to watch.”

In the special six lap Race of Champions dash, Pierson would pick up the win by a comfortable margin. Heat races were won by Pierson, Dillon Buhr, who made up multiple positions on the race start and Josh Sunn, who passed Scott Anderson late for the win.

The third and final night of the Gator Dirt Nationals is Saturday February 14. A full show of practice, heat races, dashes and a special 33 lap feature as a salute to the late Patrick Wilda Jr is on tap. Grandstands open at 5pm with practice at 5pm and racing at 6pm. Adult general admission tickets are just $18.

FEATURE (20 LAPS) 1ST JOSH SUNN #76 2ND ADAM PIERSON #76M 3RD SCOTT HOLCOMB #47 4TH SETH CARLSON #7RI 5TH TIM GALLANT #33 6TH BRANDON DENTON #45 7TH LANCE NEWTON #4 8TH ANDY BARROWS #46D 9TH DANIEL ROBINSON #0 10TH DILLON BUHR #24 11TH PATRICK BRUNS #10B 12TH JERRY BECKER #30 13TH FRANK MAKL #6 14TH ANTHONY NOCELLA #29 15TH SCOTT ANDERSON #49 16TH CHETT GEHRKE #11C 17TH DARREN DAVIS #92 18TH BRADLEY MCDANIEL #1 19TH CLAYTON MULLETT #51 20TH JIMMY CLARK #10C

RACE OF CHAMPIONS (6 LAPS)

1ST ADAM PIERSON #76M 2ND SETH CARLSON #7RI 3RD SCOTT HOLCOMB #47 4TH ANTHONY NOCELLA #29 5TH PATRICK BRUNS #10B 6TH DARRIN DAVIS #92 7TH ANDY BARROWS #46D 8TH JIMMY CLARK #10C

 

 

Bogucki finds form at Horsham thriller

The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series held a thrilling RD 9 at Blue Ribbon Raceway last night with SA75 Scott Bogucki’s Bartlett’s Auto Centre Cool taking the A main win from ACT40 Dion Bellman 2nd & V83 Chris Solomon 3rd..

In front of a great crowd Bogucki lead flag to flag. The race was shortened at the start with V15 Bill Fraser taking a huge hit into Turn 1 and damaging the catch fence on lap 1. An open red was called allowing the track time to repair the damage and continue on with the night. Bogucki & Bellman led the pack away with Solomon & Putland hot on their heels. Bogucki was quickly into lap traffic and showed skill as he manoeuvred thru. Bellman was gaining on him but just didn’t get the right moment to make a move. Putland & Solomon were having a race of their own and passing each other continually for 3rd & 4th. Another great drive for the night was young gun V8 Corey Lincoln after starting back in the pack swooped past V4 Farmer Phil for 5th in the dying stages of the race. Mid pack V34 Brenten Farrer, V23 Jimmy Gardiner & V91 Liam Williams were having their own race for the Red Ed Sheds Lucky 7’s and Bar Up 8 prizes.

With the heat of the day the night started late but this worked well for the Club preserving the track and allowing the spectators a shorter time sitting on the bank. Taking out the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award and his first for the series was Dion Bellman with a 13.989. A Main results: 1st SA75 Scott Bogucki, 2nd ACT40 Dion Bellman, 3rd V83 Chris Solomon, 4th SA71 Sam Putland 5th V8 Corey Lincoln, 6th V4 Phil Lock, 7th V34 Brenten Farrer, 8th V23 Jimmy Gardiner, 9th V91 Liam Williams, 10th V71 Brayden Parr, 11th NT55 Nick Halikitis, 12th V69 Colin Barker, 13th V82 Luke Cole, 14th ACT8 Shaun Forrell-DNF, 15th V11 Brad Foster-DNF, 16th V7 Paul Solomon – DNF, 17th SA18 Jed Bell, 18th SA57 Rory Button –DNF, 19th V15 Bill Fraser-DNF Heat winners: ACT40 Dion Bellman, V71 Brayden Parr, V4 Phil Lock, V34 Brenten Farrer Contingency Winners IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – V69 Colin Barker - $100 cash Red Ed Sheds Lucky 7’s – V34 Brenten Farrer– drum of methanol Toowoomba Speedbowl Hard Charger – TBA – Bleeder Air tank Fire Service Plus Hot Arse Award – V71 Brayden Parr – Fire Extinguisher Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – ACT40 Dion Bellman – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine Hoosier Hero A Main – Scott Bogucki – WAV right rear tire Bar Up Bull Bars 8 - V23 Jimmy Gardiner - set of seat belts Modern Stainless Steel Nice Guy Award – V82 Luke Cole– stainless steel front Nerf bar

 

 

DILLON BUHR SCORES NIGHT #1 WIN AT GATOR DIRT NATIONALS

By Zach Tasker

2/12/15

The first night of the 2015 Gator Dirt Nationals at the North Florida Speedway in Lake City, Florida had an upset winner as Dillion Buhr held off all the northern invaders and made sure that at least for one night the trophy stayed in the home state of the Southern States Midget Series. Buhr started on the outside of the front row for the 20 lap feature. He got the jump on pole sitter Adam Pierson and held control for the rest of the race. There were multiple late-race restarts where he had to hold off the 2014 USAC DMA and Lucas Oil Powri Outlaw Midget Series champion Pierson. The Jacksonville native also made some dramatic passes through lapped traffic to take his biggest career win.

“We started on the outside pole with a 21 car field and I led from the start. I thought he was going to hang with me on the inside for a while because the track was so slick, but we were able to run out front for most of the time. We had a couple of cautions, and then the car started cutting out a little bit in the last five laps, but we had some lapped traffic and got by them pretty easily. We had a lapped car at the end that hit the wall, and them came across the track and I about creamed him going into turn 3 coming to the checkered flag. I just told myself to hold on; if I hit him I hit him. I was already committed to the line, as soon as I set it into the corner I saw him come across, and I thought oh my god. "

The driver of the #24 Super Shox/MWR/Atlantic Powder Coating/Denton Motorsports Eagle/Ecotec is hoping to capitalize on this win for the next two nights of racing. “It feels great. I thought that coming off of winning the heat race was an accomplishment in itself with these guys down here but a feature, I couldn’t ask for more than this right here. I hope we can continue this tomorrow night and Saturday night. ”

2nd place Adam Pierson tried to throw the kitchen sink at Buhr the last few laps but couldn’t mount a challenge to try to get a run on him. “Every time we would restart he just would get me on that jump. The way our motors are with the cam, it just doesn't come off the corner like that one would. I was trying to time it right so I could keep the motor up and keep with him but he just jumped me every time. I think we were pretty even except he was getting me from the center off the corner but for the first time being here coming from Vermont I'll take it a second spot is definitely a good starting spot for this weekend.”

The driver of the #76m Blackwatch Farms/Brad Noffsinger Racing Acadamy/BMRS Brown & Miller Racing Solutions Spike/Focus out of East Corinth, Vermont thinks just some small tweaks will put him in the front tomorrow night. “We just need to do a little research on the tires and the rear suspension stuff to make it not dig so hard and not wear the tire out basically.”

Rounding out the podium was the #7 Ellis/Ecotec driven by Seth Carlson out of Brimfield, Massachusetts. The winner of a 2014 NEMA midget race at Oswego Speedway was surprised by his pace. “We are still new to this, we haven’t been to many tracks and I haven’t been driving dirt for that long. We got the car going pretty good for the feature, and hopefully we will get it better for tomorrow. We were right there, I was trying a couple of different lines to see if I could reel them in at the end and I fell back a little bit but with a couple of adjustments on the car I think we will be alright. “

A strong field of 21 D2 midgets from across the nation were on hand at the 3/8 mile dirt oval. Pierson, Buhr and Josh Sunn were heat race winners. Racing continues on Friday night with a full show including the special invitational race of champions and the Gator Dirt Nationals finale on Saturday.

FEATURE RESULTS (20 LAPS): 1)#24 Dillion Buhr 2)#76m Adam Pierson 3)#7 Seth Carlson 4) Josh Sunn 5)#0 Daniel Robinson 6)#33 Tim Gallant 7)#10b Patrick Bruns 8)#47 Scott Holcomb 9)#45 Brandon Denton 10)#4 Lance Newton 11)#49 Scott Anderson 12)#1 Bradley Mcdaniel 13)#30 Terry Becker 14)#10C Jimmy Clark Jr. 15)#51 Clayton Mullett 16)#20x Jeff Hafeke Jr. 17)#11c Chett Gehrke 18)#6 Franke Malec 19)#92 Darrin Davis 20)#29 Anthony Nocella 21)#46d Andy Barrows

 

 

Back to back Rilat - swoops in to honour Spud

And what a race it was with USA 29 Travis Rilat taking out the victory for another emotionally charged Lucas Oils Tyson Perez Memorial last night at Borderline Speedway, Mt Gambier. AUS1 Chad Ely took out 2nd, ACT15 Harley Bishop – 3rd, V25 Jack Lee 4th and ACT40 Dion Bellman rounding out the top 5.

V36 Tim Van Ginneken & SA71 Sam Putland lined up on the front row for the A, USA29 Rilat and AUS1 Chad Ely directly behind them the crowd knew they were in for an exciting race and that’s just what they got. The track was racy and allowed drivers to pass both high & low. With TVG & Rilat having their own dice the race was on behind them. ACT15 Harley bishop and V25 Jack Lee started out of 10 and 11 to finish on the podium both revelling in the track conditions.

Unfortunately for Van Ginneken after tapping the wall in turn 4 he retired the car after 18 laps. His sheer disappointment was obvious. He had been fast all night and didn’t finish the night how he hoped.

The celebrations started with Rilat performing an expression session to show his emotion. This then continued on at the official presentation as he showered the commentator with beer. Spuds Mum Deb Tucker and step brother Stew Campbell was there to help with the presentation. All 3 shared memories of Spud as they accepted their trophies and finished the night off with a champagne shower.

Taking out the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award was Travis Rilat with a 11.424.

A Main results: 1st USA29 Travis Rilat, 2nd A1 Chad Ely, 3rd ACT15 Harley Bishop, 4th V25 Jack Bell, 5th ACT40 Dion Bellman, 6th SA71 Sam Putland, 7th V83 Chris Solomon, 8th V34 Brenten Farrer, 9th V66 Wayne Logue, 10th V7 Paul Solomon, 11th SA57 Rory Button, 12th V6 Eddie Lumbar, 13th V4 Phil Lock, 14th V8 Corey Lincoln, 15th ACT8 Shaun Forrell, 16th V74 Michael Cunningham, 17th V36 Tim Van Ginneken DNF, 18th V91 Liam Williams DNF, 19th SA23 Jack McCarthy DNF, 20th SA75 Scott Bogucki

Heat winners: V36 Tim Van Ginneken, A1 Chad Ely, V74 Michael Cunningham, SA57 Rory Button, SA23 Jack McCarthy.

Contingency awards to follow.

 

 

Atkinson’s ninth one of the best

Official release: Sprintcar Association of NSW

February 8, 2015

James Thompson thought he had his first A-Main win at Valvoline Raceway wrapped up last night however, no one told Ben Atkinson as he swept around Thompson on the last corner to record an important win in the sixteenth round of the Sprintcar Track Championship.

Following Atkinson and Thompson home was Sam Walsh who was also in contention for the win in the 30 lap A-Main final.

Both Walsh and Thompson battled lap after lap through dense lapped traffic as Atkinson shadowed until two laps from home when he made a move on Walsh followed by Thompson.

It was Atkinson’s ninth career Valvoline Raceway win.

The race ran 24 laps non-stop, after Paul Jeffrey spun and brought out the only yellow flag of the event six laps in, and provided the fans with a very entertaining race that will go down in the annals of Sydney Speedway history.

Fourth home was Max Dumesny followed by Jackson Delamont, who started from position 13, Danny Reidy, Marty Perovich, Jordyn Brazier, Grant Tunks and Toby Bellbowen rounded out the top ten.

Eleventh home was Kyle Caunt, who continues to improve each week followed by Matt Dumesny, Warren Ferguson, Jimmy Matchett, Queenslander Steve Rowell, Craig Brady, Peter Gordon, Matt Jackson, Michael Saller, who made his first feature of the season, Kelly Linigen, Glen Saville, Jeff Lawler, also making his first A-Main of the season and Alex Orr was the last recorded finisher. Paul Jeffrey was the only non-finisher of the event.

Earlier in the night, heat race wins went to Grant Tunks, Danny Reidy, Marty Perovich and Sam Walsh.

The C-Main was won by Sebastian Johnston from Blake Skipper and Northern Territorian Tommy Britton.

The B-Main was taken out by Toby Bellbowen from Kyle Caunt, Alex Orr and Steve Rowell.

James Thompson was the winner of the Pole Shuffle.

47 cars were entered for the event.

James Thompson went quick time with a time of 12.254 ahead of Atkinson (12.470) and Jordyn Brazier (12.494).

The next event on the Sprintcar Association calendar will be Saturday, February 21 at Valvoline Raceway.

The SANSW would like to take this opportunity to wish all NSW drivers the very best of luck in the Australian Sprintcar Championship, held next Friday and Saturday, February 13 and 14.

Sprintcar Association Of NSW, Track Championship Round 16.

VALVOLINE RACEWAY , KING OF WINGS

TIME TRIALS – 1. James Thompson, 22N, 12.254; 2. Ben Atkinson, 2N, 12.470; 3. Jordyn Brazier, 21N, 12.494; 4. Sam Walsh, 92N, 12.537; 5. Kyle Caunt, 9N, 12.545; 6. Marty Perovich, 17C, 12.562; 7. Steve Rowell, 6Q, 12.584; 8. Max Dumesny, 5V, 12.599; 9. Paul Jeffrey, 12N, 12.615; 10. Jimmy Matchett, 88N, 12.615; 11. Trevor Green, 11N, 12.627; 12. Kelly Linigen, 25N, 12.629; 13. Jackson Delamont, 48N, 12.684; 14. Glen Saville, 75N, 12.656; 15. Craig Brady, 74N, 12.656; 16. Grant Tunks, 54N, 12.689; 17. Warren Ferguson, 32N, 12.693; 18. Danny Reidy, 5NQ, 12.712; 19. Toby Bell Bowen, 70N, 12.720; 20. Matt Dumesny, 57V, 12.724; 21. Peter Gordon, 14N, 12.728; 22. Max Johnston, 38N, 12.756; 23. Matt Jackson, 82N, 12.763; 24. Bruce White, 96N, 12.806; 25. Kim Becker, 55N, 12.859; 26. Shane Sheedy, 64N, 12.869; 27. Michael Saller, 56N, 12.870; 28. Lachlan Abbott, 16N, 12.908; 29. Adrian Maher, 10N, 12.966; 30. Alex Orr, 43N, 12.972; 31. Jeff Lawler, 41N, 12.992; 32. Michael Jordan, 34N, 13.000; 33. Daniel Sayre, 3N, 13.020; 34. Jason Gebert, 18NT, 13.050; 35. Jay Waugh, 99C, 13.090; 36. Jarrod Goldoni, 7NT; 13.102. 37. Brian Czuczi, 92C, 13.148; 38. Matthew Thomas, 45N, 13.187; 39. Jamie Matherson, 49N, 13.253; 40. Brendan Scorgie, 57C, 13.306; 41. Ron Dalton, 44V, 13.312; 42. Blake Skipper, 24N, 13.340; 43. Tommy Britton, 19NT, 13.753; 44. Danny Vassall, 97N, 13.862; 45. Sebastian Johnston, 80N, 14.148; 46. Keith Whittaker, 37N, 14.316; 47. Brendan Rallings, 65N, 14.848.

HEAT 1: (10 laps) 1. G Tunks, 2. P Jeffrey, 3. W Ferguson, 4. Max Dumesny, 5. J Thompson, 6. K Becker, 7. A Maher, 8. D Sayre, 9. B Czuczi, 10. R Dalton, (DNF) S Johnston, (DNS) B White. 2:16.556.

HEAT 2: (10 laps) 1. D Reidy, 2. C Brady, 3. B Atkinson, 4. J Matchett, 5. M Jackson, 6. A Orr, 7. S Rowell, 8. J Gebert, 9. B Skipper, 10. K Whittaker, (DNF) M Thomas, (DNF) S Sheedy. NT.

HEAT 3: (10 laps) 1. M Perovich, 2. G Saville, 3. J Brazier, 4. M Saller, 5. J Lawler, 6. T Britton, (DNF) B Rallings, (DNF) T Green, (DNF) M Johnston, (DNF) J Matherson, (DNF) T Bell Bowen, (DNF) J Waugh. NT.

HEAT 4: (10 laps) 1. S Walsh, 2. Matt Dumesny, 3. P Gordon, 4. J Delamont, 5. K Linigen, 6. K Caunt, 7. J Goldoni, 8. M Jordan, 9. L Abbott, 10. B Scorgie, 11. D Vassall. NT.

C MAIN: (10 Laps) 1. S Johnston, 2. B Skipper, 3. T Britton, 4. M Thomas, 5. D Vassall, 6. K Whittaker, 7. B Rallings, (DNF) R Dalton, (DNF) B Scorgie. NT.

POLE SHUFFLE: 1. J Thompson (1), 2. B Atkinson (2), 3. S Walsh (4), 4. J Brazier (3), 5. M Perovich (5), 6. D Reidy (8), 7. Max Dumesny (6), 8. G Tunks (7).

B MAIN: ( 20 laps) 1. T Bell Bowen, 2. K Caunt, 3. A Orr, 4. S Rowell, 5. K Becker, 6. M Jordan. 7. A Maher, 8. D Sayre, 9. B Skipper, 10. T Britton, 11. B Czuczi, 12. S Sheedy, 13. J Goldoni, 14. J Gebert, (DNF) M Johnston, (DNF) S Johnston, (DNF) L Abbott, (DNS) T Green, (DNS) J Waugh. NT.

A MAIN: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Ben Atkinson (2), 2. James Thompson (1), 3. Sam Walsh (3), 4. Max Dumesny (7), 5. Jackson Delamont (14), 6. Danny Reidy (6), 7. Marty Perovich (5), 8. Jordyn Brazier (4), 9. Grant Tunks (8), 10. Toby Bell Bowen (18), 11. Kyle Caunt (9), 12. Matt Dumesny (19), 13. Warren Ferguson (17), 14. Jimmy Matchett (12), 15. Steve Rowell (10), 16. Craig Brady (16), 17. Peter Gordon (20), 18. Matt Jackson (21), 19. Michael Saller (22), 20. Kelly Linigen (13), 21. Glen Saville (15), 22. Jeff Lawler (24), 23. Alex Orr (23), (DNF) Paul Jeffrey (11). NT.

A MAIN LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Sam Walsh, Laps 2 – 24 James Thompson, Lap 25 Sam Walsh, Laps 26 – 29 James Thompson, Lap 30 Ben Atkinson.

FASTEST LAP: Lap 2, James Thompson 14.973

HARD CHARGER: Jackson Delamont.

 

 

The top 20 in track championship points after Saturday night are as follows;

James Thompson – 3610

Ben Atkinson – 3539

Max Dumesny – 3518

Sam Walsh – 3477

Jackson Delamont – 3428

Toby Bell Bowen – 3426

Danny Reidy – 3420

Trevor Green – 3386

Max Johnston – 3332

Marty Perovich – 3316

Matthew Dumesny – 3225

Grant Tunks – 3216

Jimmy Matchett – 3005

Alex Orr – 2858

Darryl Campbell – 2849

Blake Skipper – 2796

Robbie Farr – 2686

Michael Saller – 2616

Lachlan Abbott – 2574

Daniel Sayre - 2461

 

 

BENNY WINS ONE FOR THE AGES

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

February 7, 2015

Ben Atkinson pickpocketed one of the best main events in Valvoline Raceway history tonight to score victory in the 30 lap Sprintcar A-Main and narrowly deny James Thompson his career first feature success.

Thompson led the greater majority of the main event (except for sporadic occasions when Sam Walsh relieved him of the point position) but Atkinson lurked with intent around the leaders and pounced coming off turn four with the chequeers in sight.

“I snoozed on the last corner,” conceded an obviously deflated Thompson, “Ben’s a top caliber driver and he made me pay. You can’t afford to ever give up the intensity at this place but it can bite you, like it did with me just then.”

Some consolation for track championship leading Thompson is that he earned more prize money than the winner with the lap-leader sponsorships in place for tonight’s racing.

Atkinson was jubilant in victory regardless.

“I’m so glad I can give my team this moment,” he grinned, “I’ve made plenty of mistakes this season that cost us a chance to win races like this but tonight we were able to transfer straight into the A-Main and be close enough to snare a win when the chance came up. That had to be a great race from where I was sitting and I hope that the fans enjoyed it.”

It’s unlikely that they didn’t.

Thompson and Walsh ran side by side for most of the race with Walsh on the cushion and Thompson the low line as they sliced through lapped traffic and somehow came out unscathed.

“It’s amazing how many times James and I seem to race for the lead like we did tonight,” admitted Walsh, “I think that race really was mine to win tonight but I think I made a few too many mistakes. We’ll take the week off next week (Sprintcars aren’t programmed) and come back fresh in a fortnight and take another shot at it.”

Max Dumesny motored up to fourth place in the V5 whilst Jackson Delamont put in a strong drive also to round out the top five ahead of Danny Reidy in sixth, Marty Perovich seventh, Jordyn Brazier eighth, Grant Tunks in ninth and Toby Bellbowen rounding out the top ten after coming from the B-Main (win) transfer.

Eleventh home was the ever improving Kyle Caunt over Matt Dumesny in twelfth, Warren Ferguson thirteenth, Jimmy Matchett fourteenth, Steve Rowell fifteenth, Craig Brady sixteenth, Peter Gordon seventeenth, Matt Jackson eighteenth, Mick Saller nineteenth and Kelly Linigen twentieth.

Glen Saville placed 21st over Jeff Lawler 22nd and Alex Orr 23rd.

The race’s only DNF was Paul Jeffrey.

Toby Bellbowen won the B-Main from fellow transferees Kyle Caunt, Alex Orr (who drove brilliantly) and Gold Coaster Steve Rowell.

Sebastian Johnston won the C-Main over fellow transferee Blake Skipper.

Network Industry Quick Time saw James Thompson claim the fastest lap in his Stahlwille #22 QT Chassis whilst he also claimed the Pole Shootout later in the night.

The Litre Sprint main event was an entertaining affair with AJ McTaggert getting the victory narrowly over a pair of snarling teenagers in Jordyn Binskin (18yrs old) and 16-year-old rookie Matt Geering in third place.

Newcastle veteran Darrell Kime won the AMCA National feature race over Wollongong’s Shane Cartwright and NSW Central Coast’s John Markulin home in third.

The next event at Valvoline Raceway is this Saturday night (February 14) for the NSW Late Model Championship with Speedcars, Legend Cars and Street Stocks.

 

 

AHG Series   SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2015

AUSTRALIAN champion David Murcott claimed round 10 of ENZED World Series Sprintcars at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night from Robbie Farr and Cameron Gessner.

The margin in the 30-lap final was just 0.679 of a second.

He started from P3 and was running second towards the business end of the race before leader Jamie Veal blew a tyre and spun around in pits bend with six laps remaining.

Up until then Veal was driving a commanding race at the front of the pack and was eyeing off a podium finish on the Perth track.

He signalled his intentions very early on, by claiming a 13.842 second lap to be the best in qualifying from David Murcott and Ryan Farrell.

Murcott’s win will no doubt give him plenty of confidence heading into the next round at Quit Bunbury Speedway next Wednesday night and his national title defence at the same venue later in the week

He set up a strong starting point in the feature race after being the second quickest qualifier in the Bronze Shootout, the quickest in the Silver Shootout and then third in the Gold Shootout to start on the second row.

Veal and Farr started on the front row after Veal was quickest in the Gold Shootout and demonstrated plenty of speed early on in the A Main.

The race was only a lap old when there was contact on the main straight between Daryl Clayden, Ian Madsen and Daniel Harding with only Harding getting a restart after an open-red light stop.

Californian Kyle Hirst pulled infield after just four laps.

James McFadden was looking for something down low in the corners early on with some success.

After starting from P13 he ultimately finished fifth behind Steven Lines who won the previous night in Albany and started from P7.

Local hotshot Shaun Bradford, who started from P8, withdrew and headed infield on lap 10.

Gessner was the big mover in the latter stages and after starting from P5 the Cowara Motorsport team can be proud of their podium finish.

Queenslander Brent Aprile also had a strong finish after a mixed night where he spun out in a heat race and then finished fifth in the B Main before showing plenty of pace in the A Main to finish sixth.

Brooke Tatnell (who was third in the B Main) finished seventh, ahead of Jamie Maiolo, Daniel Harding (who did well despite restarting the race with a damaged car and a missing side panel on his top wing), Jason Kendrick, Darren Jensen, Bradley Maiolo, Kye Scroop and Ryan Jones.

Madsen showed plenty of promise in the B Main, starting seventh but winning from Harding and Tatnell who both started on the front row.

The front row drivers were locked in a great duel early on before Harding won the spot outright and led for most of the event.

He was closing in on Harding when Matt Egel hit the fence in turn two on lap 10, bunching the field up for a restart.

This is where Madsen pounced and took the win.

It was a tough night for some of the local drivers including Ryan Farrell who rode a wheel and crashed out in a heat race.

Mark Wells was due to start on pole in the B Main but withdrew after his second heat race with a vibration in the motor.

David Priolo was to start from P4 in the feature race but was also a no show in the main event after the car appeared to have diff problems in the shootouts.

RESULTS

Qualifying: Jamie Veal 13.842, David Murcott 13.878, Ryan Farrell 13.952, Jamie Maiolo 13.967, Jason Kendrick 13.975, David Priolo 14.015, James McFadden 14.033, Robbie Farr 14.043, Cameron Gessner 14.049, Ken Sartori 14.062, Steven Lines 14.121, Ryan Jones 14.156, Brooke Tatnell 14.183, Brad Maiolo 14.222, Daniel Harding 14.229, Robert Watson junior 14.239 Kyle Hirst 14.273, Mark Wells 14.316, Shaun Bradford 14.321, Kye Scroop 14.331, Brent Aprille 14.343, Ian Madsen 14.425, Jason Boland 14.477, Taylor Milling 14.519, Daniel Pestka 14.468, Daryl Clayden 14.558, Darren Jensen 14.565, Matt Muir 14.615, Lee Nash 14.674, Troy Lawson 14.695, Jason Pryde 14.718, Andrew Wright 14.765, Daniel Keen 15.033, Jacob Lucas 15.395.

Heat 1: 1st Matt Egel, 2nd Taylor Milling, 3rd Shaun Bradford, 4th Jamie Veal, 5th Jamie Maiolo, 6th Ian Madsen, 7th James McFadden, 8th Brooke Tatnell, 9th Rob Watson junior, 10th Jason Pryde, 11th Jacob Lucas. DNF: Ken Sartori.

Heat 2: 1st Daryl Clayden, 2nd Lee Nash, 3rd Kye Scroop, 4th Robbie Farr, 5th Steven Lines, 6th Bradley Maiolo, 7th Daniel Pestka, 8th Kyle Hirst, 9th Jason Kendrick, 10th Dave Murcott, 11th Andrew Wright.

Heat 3: 1st Darren Jensen, 2nd Brent Aprile, 3rd Troy Lawson 4th Ryan Jones, 5th David Priolo, 6th Cameron Gessner, 7th Daniel Harding, 8th Mark Wells, 9th Daniel Keen. DNF: Jason Boland and Ryan Farrell.

Heat 4: 1st Daryl Clayden, 2nd Matt Egel, 3rd Ian Madsen, 4th Robbie Farr, 5th Dave Murcott, 6th Kye Scroop, 7th Jamie Maiolo, 8th Bradley Maiolo, 9th Robert Watson, 10th Jason Pryde

Heat 5: 1st Jason Boland, 2nd Mark Wells, 3rd Shaun Bradford, 4th Taylor Milling, 5th Ryan Jones, 6th Brooke Tatnell, 7th David Priolo, 8th Jamie Veal, 9th Daniel Keen, 10th James McFadden, 11th Jacob Lucas. DNS: Troy Lawson.

Heat 6: 1st Darren Jensen, 2nd Kyle Hirst, 3rd Lee Nash, 4th Daniel Pestka, 5th Steven Lines, 6th Daniel Harding, 7th Cameron Gessner, 8th Jason Kendrick, 9th Brent Aprile, 10th Andrew Wright.

B Main: 1st Ian Madsen, 2nd Daniel Harding, 3rd Brooke Tatnell, 4th Bradley Maiolo, 5th Brent Aprile, 6th Kye Scroop, 7th Lee Nash, 8th Taylor Milling, 9th Daniel Keen, 10th Rob Watson junior, 11th Daniel Pestka, 12th Jason Pryde, 13th Andrew Wright, 14th Jason Boland. DNF: Matt Egel and Jacob Lucas.

A Main: 1st Dave Murcott, 2nd Robbie Farr, 3rd Cameron Gessner, 4th Steven Lines, 5th James McFadden, 6th Brent Aprile, 7th Brooke Tatnell, 8th Jamie Maiolo, 9th Daniel Harding, 10th Jason Kendrick, 11th Darren Jensen, 12th Bradley Maiolo, 13th Kye Scroop and 14th Ryan Jones. DNF: Jamie Veal, Shaun Bradford, Kye Hirst, Daryl Clayden and Ian Madsen.

 

 

Danny Reidy wins his maiden main event

Official release: Sprintcar Association of NSW

February 1, 2015

Danny Reidy became the third driver this season to record their maiden A-Main win at Valvoline Raceway this summer when he led the entire race distance to take the chequered flag last night. Following Reidy home was Sam Walsh, who on the last lap managed to get side by side with Reidy and challenge for the lead. Current track championship leader James Thompson was third.

It took a number of restarts for the race to get going with Matt Dumesny rolling over, Blake Skipper gently rolling on his side after he and Toby Bell Bowen tangled in a separate incident and visiting Queenslander Steve Rowell suffering damage on the third attempt. All this before one lap was completed.

Once the race settled into a rhythm it was Reidy who set about setting up an advantage as most drivers hugged the low line of the circuit on the slick surface.

The race was stopped with nine laps to go which bunched up the field, allowing Walsh, Thompson and Trevor Green to bunch up and make a charge for Reidy.

Walsh rounded up Thompson and on the final lap, swept around the outside to draw level with Reidy, however it was the Northern Territory born Queenslander who hung on for the win by a whisker. Following Walsh and Thompson was Max Dumesny, Trevor Green, Jackson Delamont, Grant Anderson, Max Johnston, Warren Ferguson and Kyle Caunt who did a great job last night.

Eleventh home was Ben Atkinson followed by Craig Brady, Troy Little, Marty Perovich, Peter Gordon, Grant Tunks, Blake Skipper, Kelly Linigen and Alex Orr was the last classified finisher. Non finishers were Jimmy Matchett, Toby Bell Bowen, Glen Saville, Steve Rowell and Matt Dumesny.

Earlier in the night it was Ben Atkinson who set quick time with a 12.433 followed by Danny Reidy (12.469) and James Thompson (12.509).

Heat race wins went to Peter Gordon, Grant Tunks, Jimmy Matchett and Sam Walsh.

The Pole Shuffle was won by Danny Reidy, Michael Saller won the C-Main and Ben Atkinson won the B-Main.

44 cars were in the pits.

Danny Reidy becomes just the second driver from the Northern Territory to win an A-Main at Valvoline Raceway.

By virtue of finishing in front of Max Dumesny, James Thompson increases his lead in the track championship.

The next event on the Sprintcar Association of NSW calendar will be this Saturday night, February 7 for the Sprintcar King of Wings.

Sprintcar Association Of NSW, Track Championship Round 15.

TIME TRIALS – 1. Ben Atkinson, 2N, 12.433; 2. Danny Reidy, 5NQ, 12.469; 3. James Thompson, 22N, 12.509; 4. Sam Walsh, 92N, 12.552; 5. Trevor Green, 11N, 12.568; 6. Max Dumesny, 5V, 12.590; 7. Warren Ferguson, 32N, 12.590; 8. Grant Anderson, 37V, 12.626; 9. Kelly Linigen, 25N, 12.630; 10. Marty Perovich, 17C, 12.651; 11. Glen Saville, 75N, 12.676; 12. Troy Little, 98N, 12.711; 13. Matt Dumesny, 57V, 12.761; 14. Steve Rowell, 6Q, 12.765; 15. Jackson Delamont, 48N, 12.768; 16. Alex Orr, 43N, 12.770; 17. Peter Gordon, 14N, 12.803; 18. Max Johnston, 38N, 12.806; 19. Lachlan Abbott, 16N, 12.852; 20. Kim Becker, 55N, 12.853; 21. Craig Brady, 74N, 12.856; 22. Jimmy Matchett, 88N, 12.863; 23. Grant Tunks, 54N, 12.880; 24. Kyle Caunt, 8N, 12.918; 25. Mark Attard, 52N, 12.926; 26. Jay Waugh, 99C, 12.930; 27. Toby Bell Bowen, 70N, 12.946; 28. Scott Withers, 34C, 12.955; 29. Jason Gebert, 18NT, 12.957; 30. Clayton Hart, 67N, 13.015; 31. Jarrod Goldoni, 7NT, 13.075; 32. Matthew Thomas, 45N, 13.108; 33. Blake Skipper, 24N, 13.185; 34. Daniel Sayre, 3N, 13.287; 35. Jeff Lawler, 41N, 13.298; 36. Brian Czuczi, 92C; 13.307. 37. Nick Simmons, 9C, 13.346; 38. Matt Jackson, 82N, 13.359; 39. Michael Saller, 56N, 13.361; 40. Sebastian Johnston, 80N, 13.466; 41. Wayne McKenna, 13N, 13.631; 42. Tommy Britton, 19NT, 13.671; 43. Brendan Scorgie, 57C, 13.731; 44. Brendan Rallings, 65N, 14.217; 45. Danny Vassall, NT.

HEAT 1: (10 laps) 1. P Gordon, 2. K Caunt, 3. K Linigen, 4. A Orr, 5. G Anderson, 6. B Atkinson, 7. M Attard, 8. J Gebert, 9. B Skipper, 10. N Simmons, 11. W McKenna. 2:14.256.

HEAT 2: (10 laps) 1. G Tunks, 2. M Johnston, 3. M Perovich, 4. J Delamont, 5. D Reidy, 6. W Ferguson, 7. J Waugh, 8. C Hart, 9. T Britton, 10. M Jackson. 2:14.452.

HEAT 3: (10 laps) 1. J Matchett, 2. G Saville, 3. Max Dumesny, 4. T Bell Bowen, 5. J Thompson, 6. J Lawler, 7. L Abbott, 8. J Goldoni, 9. M Saller, 10. S Rowell, 11. B Scorgie. NT.

HEAT 4: (10 laps) 1. S Walsh, 2. T Green, 3. T Little, 4. C Brady, 5. S Withers, 6. S Johnston, 7. B Czuczi, 8. M Thomas, 11. B Rallings. 2:22.031.

C MAIN: (10 Laps) 1. M Saller, 2. M Jackson, 3. B Scorgie, 4. S Johnston, 5. B Rallings, (DNF) T Britton, (DNF) W McKenna. NT.

POLE SHUFFLE: 1. D Reidy (1), 2. J Thompson (2), 3. S Walsh (3), 4. T Green (4), 5. Max Dumesny (5), 6. J Matchett (7), 7. P Gordon (6), 8. G Tunks (8).

B MAIN: ( 18 laps) 1. B Atkinson, 2. W Ferguson, 3. B Skipper, 4. S Rowell, 5. K Becker, 6. M Saller. 7. M Jackson, 8. J Waugh, 9. C Hart, 10. J Lawler, 11. J Gebert, 12. N Simmons, (DNF) S Withers, (DNF) L Abbott, (DNF) B Czuczi, (DNF) M Attard, (DNF) M Thomas, (DNF) J Goldoni. NT.

A MAIN: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Danny Reidy (1), 2. Sam Walsh (3), 3. James Thompson (2), 4. Max Dumesny (5), 5. Trevor Green (4), 6. Jackson Delamont (18), 7. Grant Anderson (11), 8. Max Johnston (20), 9.Warren Ferguson (10), 10. Kyle Caunt (22), 11. Ben Atkinson (9), 12. Craig Brady (21), 13. Troy Little (15), 14. Marty Perovich (13), 15. Peter Gordon (7), 16. Grant Tunks (8), 17. Blake Skipper (24), 18. Kelly Linigen (12), 19. Alex Orr (19), (DNF) Jimmy Matchett (6), (DNF) Toby Bell Bowen (23), (DNF) Glen Saville (14), (DNF) Steve Rowell (17), (DNF) Matt Dumesny (16). NT.

A MAIN LAP LEADERS: Laps 1 – 30 Danny Reidy.

FASTEST LAP: Lap 4, James Thompson 14.951

HARD CHARGER: Jackson Delamont.

 

 

Matt Kurtz Dominates 25 Lap A-Main For The Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints On Final Night At East Bay Raceway Park

TAMPA, FL……1/31/15……Matt Kurtz led from the drop of the green flag. Last night’s feature winner AJ Maddox and Matt Kurtz started on the front row with Kurtz taking over the lead on the first lap until a three car incident drew the first and only caution of the race.

Kurtz drove through traffic like they were standing still at one point. Halfway thru the race Kurtz made a bold move splitting two lapped cars putting them a lap down.

At the halfway point Kurtz had opened up his lead over second place Danny Martin, Jr. by a 2 second advantage while methodically making his way thru the lapped traffic.

When the checkered flag had waved it was Kurtz picking up his very first win at East Bay Raceway Park. Kurtz a former Champion in the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints was nothing but smiles after going twenty four green flag laps.

“We had a very fast car last night but made a mistake by hitting the cone and never realized I did but a rule is a rule” He said in Victory Lane. “I lost my dad back on January 15th and he always said he wanted me to win at East Bay and I’m sure he was looking down with a smile” he also stated. Kurtz also said we had a very fast car last night and tonight. This was the best car I have ever driven. Kurtz also thanked his sponsors Hardy Maddox and High Performance.

Kurtz also won the Jeff Barfield Memorial Clean Sweep Award picking up an extra $400 along with the $1,000 to win.

Rounding out the top five were Danny Martin, Jr., Mark Ruel, Jr., AJ Maddox and Sport Allen.

Danny Martin, Jr., Matt Kurtz and Sport Allen won their heats.

Action continues next weekend with the Crate Late Models, Team USA Mod Lites and the 5th Annual World Street Stock Championship on Feb. 5-7 with practice on Feb. 4th with FREE admission to the Grandstands from 6-9 pm. For more information, visit eastbayracewaypark.com or call 813-677-7223.

Top Gun Sprints 1/31/2015

A-Main:1. Matt Kurtz (Jacksonville, FL), 2. Danny Martin Jr (Tampa, FL), 3. Mark Ruel Jr. (Jacksonville, FL), 4. AJ Maddox (Tampa, FL), 5. Sport Allen (Pinellas Park, FL), 6. Kyle Pitts (Mulberry, FL), 7. Kerry Gilbert (Dover, FL), 8. Keith Butler (Riverview, FL), 9. Frank Carllson (Oxford, FL), 10. Daniel Peeples (Riverview, FL), 11. Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL), 12. Johnnie Alexander (Tampa, FL), 13. David Steele (Tampa, FL), 14. Bryan Eckley (Tampa, FL), 15. Geoff Styner (Cape Coral, FL), 16. Rick Byerly (Riverview, FL), 17. Brett O Donnell (Deland, FL), 18. Brandon Grubraugh (Ocala, FL), 19. Frank Beck (Bradenton, FL), 20. Tyler Godwin (Tampa, Fl)

Heat Race 1:1. Danny Martin Jr (Tampa, FL), 2. David Steele (Tampa, FL), 3. Mark Ruel Jr. (Jacksonville, FL), 4. Daniel Peeples (Riverview, FL), 5. Kerry Gilbert (Dover, FL), 6. Johnnie Alexander (Tampa, FL), 7. Frank Beck (Bradenton, FL) Heat Race 2:1. Sport Allen (Pinellas Park, FL), 2. Frank Carllson (Oxford, FL), 3. Kyle Pitts (Mulberry, FL), 4. Brandon Grubraugh (Ocala, FL), 5. Geoff Styner (Cape Coral, FL), 6. Rick Byerly (Riverview, FL), 7. Keith Butler (Riverview, FL) Heat Race 3:1. Matt Kurtz (Jacksonville, FL), 2. AJ Maddox (Tampa, FL), 3. Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL), 4. Brett O Donnell (Deland, FL), 5. Bryan Eckley (Tampa, FL), 6. Tyler Godwin (Tampa, Fl)

 

 

Wingless Sprint Results from Saturday 31st January 2015.

The Dubbo Flyer flies to victory

Official release: NSW Wingless Sprints

February 1, 2015

Affectionately known as the ‘Dubbo Flyer’, Mark Blyton went on to score a dominant victory in round 10 of the NSW Wingless Sprints Aussie Forklift Repairs and Fruitwheels Refrigerated Transport Club Championship. Second to the line was Adam Hourigan and third Dean Thomas.

Blyton led the 20 lap final from start to finish to record his first win of the season and solidify his chances in the 2014/15 Club Championship points chase.

Not wanting to take anything away from Blyton, as he had the race well and truly under control the entire distance, the battle mid back was a sight to behold as there was at one stage a gaggle of eight cars battling for the minor positions. The quality of racing this season has, by far, exceeded all previous seasons.

The only mishaps in the A-Main occurred when Nikki Briton spun on the second lap and then with six laps remaining Nathan Dicker tangled with Marshall Blyton. Other than that, the race went clean and green providing fans with a great race.

Following Mark Blyton, Hourigan and Dean Thomas home was Jason Bates in fourth and Mikaela Blyton rounded out the top five. Stephen Allen finished sixth followed by Peter Granger, Sean Dicker, Brian Briton and Michael Sammut rounding out the top ten.

Nathan Dicker fought back to finish eleventh followed by Nikki Briton, Ashleigh Jack, Blake Darcy, Geoff Piekar, Jeff Thomas, Daniel Sayre, Kyle Granger, Lou Pacchiarotta, Courtney O’Hehir and Daniel Flood was the last recorded finisher. Non finishers were Marshall Blyton, Clint McCorquodale and Michael Gray.

Earlier in the night heat race wins went to Hourigan, Mikaela Blyton, Mark Blyton, Nikki Briton, Ashleigh Jack and Stephen Allen.

The B-Mains went to Daniel Flood and Nathan Dicker.

The next NSW Wingless Sprints event will be next Saturday night, February 7, at Goulburn Speedway.

Make sure you connect with the NSW Wingless Sprints on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nswwingless.sprints for all the latest information.

The NSW Wingless Sprints would like to thank Aussie Forklift Repairs and Fruitwheels Refrigerated Transport for their support of the 2014/15 Club Championship.

NSW WINGLESS SPRINTS, VALVOLINE RACEWAY.

HEAT 1: (8 laps) 1. Adam Hourigan, 2. Jason Bates, 3. Marshall Blyton, 4. Daniel Sayre, 5. Lou Pacchiarotta, 6. Nikki Briton, 7. Sean Dicker, 8. Graham Flood, 9. Michael Gray, 10. Troy Carey, 11. Mitchell O’ Brien, 12. L McDougall, 13. P O’ Neill, 14. Jason Davis, 15. Matt McRae, 16. Sarah Kane 2:18.597.

HEAT 2: (8 laps) 1. Mikaela Blyton, 2. Daniel Flood, 3. Blake Darcy, 4. Dean Thomas, 5. Chris Priestley, 6. Peter Granger, 7. Mark Garey, 8. Eren Karabay, 9. John McRae, 10. Gregory Cowan, 11. Monique Davis, 12. Ashleigh Jack, (DNF) Matthew Ferguson, (DNF) Sean Mayo, (DNF) Nick Tatnell. 2:16.084.

HEAT 3: (8 laps) 1. Mark Blyton, 2. Courtney O’Hehir, 3. Darryl Marshall, 4. Michael Sammut, 5. Brian Briton, 6. Jeff Thomas, 7. Clint McCorquodale, 8. Nathan Dicker, 9. Steve Pacchiarotta, 10. G Piekar, 11. Stephen Allen, 12. Kyle Granger, 13. Wayne Arnold, 14. Leighton O’ Brien, (DNF) J Stanshall. 2:13.692.

HEAT 4: (8 laps) 1. N Briton, 2. S Dicker, 3. L Pacchiarotta, 4. Marshall Blyton, 5. D Sayre, 6. A Hourigan, 7. J Bates, 8. T Carey, 9. P O’ Neill, 10. M Gray. 11. G Flood, 12. J Davis, 13. M O’ Brien, 14. L McDougall, 15. S Kane, (DNF) M McRae. NT.

HEAT 5: (8 laps) 1. A Jack, 2. P Granger, 3. D Thomas, 4. B Darcy, 5. G Cowan, 6. M Garey, 7. Mikaela Blyton, 8. C Priestley, 9. D Flood, 10. M Davis, 11. S Mayo, 12. M Ferguson, 13. J McRae, 14. N Tatnell, 15. E Karabay, (DNF) E Warren. 2:22.559.

HEAT 6: (8 laps) 1. S Allen, 2. J Thomas, 3. C McCorquodale, 4. M Sammut, 5. G Piekar, 6. Mark Blyton, 7. C O’Hehir, 8. N Dicker, 9. W Arnold, 10. L O’ Brien, 11. B Briton, 12. S Pacchiarotta, 13. K Granger, (DNF) D Marshall, (DNF) J Stanshall. NT.

B MAIN 1: ( 10 laps) 1. Daniel Flood, 2. Ashleigh Jack, 3. Michael Gray, 4. Kyle Granger, 5. Sean Mayo, 6. Troy Carey. 7. Gregory Cowan, 8. Darryl Marshall, 9. Mark Garey, 10. Wayne Arnold, 11. Sarah Kane, 12. Matt McRae, (DNF) Monique Davis, (DNF) Matt Ferguson, (DNF) Peter O’Neill. NT.

B MAIN 2: ( 10 laps) 1. Nathan Dicker, 2. Stephen Allen, 3. Brian Briton, 4. Geoff Piekar, 5. John McRae, 6. Lawrence McDougall. 7. Graham Flood, 8. Leighton O’Brien, 9. Chris Priestley. 10. Nick Tatnell, 11. Eren Karabay, (DNF) Steve Pacchiarotta, (DNF) Jason Davis, (DNF) Mitchell O’Brien. NT.

A MAIN: (20 laps) 1. Mark Blyton (4), 2. Adam Hourigan (3), 3. Dean Thomas (5), 4. Jason Bates (12), 5. Mikaela Blyton (1), 6. Stephen Allen (20), 7. Peter Granger (9), 8. Sean Dicker (14), 9. Brian Briton (22), 10. Michael Sammut (10), 11. Nikki Briton (2), 12. Ashleigh Jack (19), 13. Blake Darcy (6), 14. Geoff Piekar (24), 15. Jeff Thomas (8), 16. Daniel Sayre, (15), 17. Kyle Granger (23), 18. Nathan Dicker (18), 19. Lou Pacchiarotta (11), 20. Courtney O’Hehir (13), 21. Daniel Flood, (17), (DNF) Marshall Blyton (7), (DNF) Clint McCorquodale (16), (DNF) Michael Gray (21).

LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 – 20 Mark Blyton.

HARD CHARGER: Stephen Allen

 

 

SPEEDY REIDY GETS CAREER FIRST SYDNEY SPRINTCAR WIN

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

January 31, 2015

Alice Springs born Queensland based Danny Reidy tonight claimed his career first Sydney Sprintcar main event success in front of a huge crowd at Valvoline Raceway.

Reidy sped his #5 Desert Palms Resort Maxim to victory in the 30 lap A-Main from his pole position starting point to lead home second placed Sam Walsh and James Thompson in third.

“It was a bit of a lonely race out there in front,” grinned the charismatic racer, “but then Sammy gave me a bit of a scare in the last two laps and I had to be really careful not to give it all away. I didn’t like having to run the bottom the whole race because I usually like to use all the track but I wasn’t sure where else was the best place to be.”

Reidy paid tribute to his crew and his proud Mum Angie.

“I gotta say thanks to the old girl,” he smiled, “she’s the reason that all this happens and she’s supported from me right from the start. I owe a huge thanks to my crew chief Doug Rankin and also Adam Wray for giving me a great car tonight.”

Sam Walsh lamented his second place finish.

“Looking back on it I probably should have gone to the top on Danny a bit earlier but the bottom line seemed to still be so good and I was tossing up whether it was too much of a gamble to try the highline. In the end when I realized that we were into the last two laps I had to give it a go. I probably should have done it earlier.”

Considering he had motor issues earlier in the night James Thompson’s third place finish was a satisfying result.

“We’re pretty fortunate to be up here really,” he explained, “it’s good that we can grab some points towards our track championship lead and we can come back next week with that in mind.”

Max Dumesny was racy towards the end to claim fourth place ahead of Trevor Green in fifth, Jackson Delamont sixth, Grant Anderson seventh, Max Johnston eighth, Warren Ferguson ninth and Kyle Caunt put in a very impressive drive to round out the top ten.

Ben Atkinson came from the B-Main (which he won) to finish eleventh ahead of Craig Brady (12th) Troy Little (13th) Marty Perovich (14th) Peter Gordon (15th) Grant Tunks (16th) Blake Skipper (17th) Kelly Linigen (18th) and Alex Orr rounding out the field in 19th.

DNF’s were Jimmy Matchett (mechanical) Toby Bellbowen (crash damage) Glen Saville (mechanical) Steve Rowell (crash damage) and Matt Dumesny (rollover).

Earlier in the night Ben Atkinson claimed the Network Industry Quick Time award and heat race wins went to Jimmy Matchett, Sam Walsh, Danny Reidy and Peter Gordon.

Danny Reidy claimed the Pole Shootout.

Mick Saller won the C-Main from fellow transferee Matt Jackson whilst the B-Main victory went to Ben Atkinson over Warren Ferguson, Blake Skipper (in an inspired drive) and Steve Rowell also making the A-Main transfer.

The Late Model victory honours went to former Sydney Sprintcar racer David Doherty over a rapidly fast finishing Ben Nicastri (who all but stole the win in the last lap) in second and Clayton Pyne rounding out the podium.

Todd Bayley clawed his way to fourth place in the end over veteran Darryl Grimson fifth, Daniel Cassidy sixth, Ryan Fenech seventh, Daniel Foot eighth, Nathan Disney ninth and Wade Carter rounding out the top ten.

“It’s great to get the win with all my family here tonight,” smiled Doherty, “my son keeps telling me to just believe in myself before I roll out there and maybe I should listen to his advice more often.”

Popular Dubbo wingless sprint racer Mark Blyton scored the main event in his class with a polished drive in the 20-lap feature event to lead home Adam Hourigan in second place and Dean Thomas third.

Blyton, who lost his father only weeks ago, dedicated the win to his Dad’s memory and admitted that it had been a tough month for the family.

Blyton’s daughter Mikaela finished a strong fifth behind Jason Bates whilst Marshall Blyton looked to have an easy top ten finish going before he was involved in a four car crash in turn one.

Stephen Allen finished sixth ahead of Peter Granger seventh, Sean Dicker eighth, Brian Briton in ninth and Michael Sammut rounding out the top ten.

The next event on the schedule for Valvoline Raceway is next Saturday night, February 7, for the Sprintcar King of the Wings with Litre Sprints and AMCA Nationals also on the program.

 

 

AJ Maddox Takes The Win In Night #1 For Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints At East Bay Raceway Park

TAMPA, FL……1/30/15……AJ Maddox picks up the win after leader Matt Kurtz hits the cone on the final restart. Maddox took over the lead on lap seven and led until the final caution came out on lap twenty two as Hayden Campbell spun in turn two.

On the final restart Maddox led the field to the green with Danny Martin, Jr. and Matt Kurtz crossing the line behind him. Kurtz tried to slide to the inside of Martin, Jr. but hit the cone and crossed the finish line first, but was penalized for hitting the cone.

“I hated to win that way” Maddox said in Victory Lane. “I was hoping Matt would win after losing his dad just a month ago” Maddox explained. Maddox tried to make his way thru lapped traffic and got hung up behind a lapped car and lost his rhythm he also said.

Maddox thanked his sponsors Edwards Concrete and Robert Delgado for the power plant underneath the hood. He also thanked Ray Bolin for a great ride. When asked if he was ready for tomorrow’s race he stated we will bolt on some new tires and be ready to go.

Rounding out the top five were Danny Martin, Jr., Matt Kurtz, David Steele and Mark Ruel, Jr..

Billy Boyd, Jr., Danny Martin, Jr. and Sport Allen won their heats.

Top Gun Sprints 1/30/2015

A-Main:1. AJ Maddox (Tampa, FL), 2. Danny Martin Jr (Tampa, FL), 3. Matt Kurtz (Jacksonville, FL), 4. David Steele (Tampa, FL), 5. Mark Ruel Jr. (Jacksonville, FL), 6. Daniel Peeples (Riverview, FL), 7. Rick Byerly (Riverview, FL), 8. Keith Butler (Riverview, FL), 9. Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL), 10. Billy Boyd (Riverview, FL), 11. Kerry Gilbert (Dover, FL), 12. Frank Carlsson (Oxford, FL), 13. Brandon Grubraugh (Ocala, FL), 14. Hayden Campbell (Montverde, FL), 15. Sport Allen (Pinellas Park, FL), 16. Kyle Pitts (Mulberry, FL), 17. Michael Steinruck (Lithia, FL), 18. Brett O Donnell (Deland, FL), 19. Bryan Eckley (Tampa, FL), 20. Travis Bliemeister (Venice, FL), 21. Geoff Styner (Cape Coral, FL), 22. Ken Laureno (Port Charlotte, FL), 23. Tyler Godwin (Tampa, Fl), 24. Aileen Collins-Love (Lando Lakes, FL)

Heat Race 1:1. Billy Boyd (Riverview, FL), 2. Hayden Campbell (Montverde, FL), 3. David Steele (Tampa, FL), 4. Mark Ruel Jr. (Jacksonville, FL), 5. Travis Bliemeister (Venice, FL), 6. Brandon Grubraugh (Ocala, FL), 7. Frank Carlsson (Oxford, FL), 8. Daniel Peeples (Riverview, FL)

Heat Race 2:1. Sport Allen (Pinellas Park, FL), 2. Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL), 3. Keith Butler (Riverview, FL), 4. Michael Steinruck (Lithia, FL), 5. Kerry Gilbert (Dover, FL), 6. Rick Byerly (Riverview, FL), 7. Ken Laureno (Port Charlotte, FL), 8. Tyler Godwin (Tampa, Fl)

Heat Race 3:1. Danny Martin Jr (Tampa, FL), 2. AJ Maddox (Tampa, FL), 3. Matt Kurtz (Jacksonville, FL), 4. Bryan Eckley (Tampa, FL), 5. Kyle Pitts (Mulberry, FL), 6. Brett O Donnell (Deland, FL), 7. Geoff Styner (Cape Coral, FL), 8. Aileen Collins-Love (Lando Lakes, FL)

Action continues tomorrow with the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints paying $1,000 to win. For more information, visit eastbayracewaypark.com or call 813-677-7223.

 

 

Bernal Blisters Sunday Winter Heat Field

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (January 25, 2015) – After winning by mere inches the previous night, Ryan Bernal left little doubt about Sunday’s outcome by wiring the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car field in Sunday night’s 30-lap feature at Canyon Speedway.

Bernal gunned into the lead at the outset of the E&K Winter Challenge Round Three feature and led all the way aboard the Tri-L Mandarin Ranch entry to take the $4,000 winner’s share.

Bernal was one of four drivers to pick up two wins over the three-race weekend along with Ricky Thornton, Jr., in IMCA Modified action, Matt Martinez in the Pure Stock ranks and Joel Huggins in Mod Lites while Spencer Hill denied Gary Winter a weekend sweep in Micro Sprints.

After racing from tenth to take Saturday’s wingless USAC Sprint Car feature at the line, Bernal gunned into the lead from the front row outside and led throughout for the fourth triumph in his last six CSP starts.

“The car was great, that’s all there was to it,” the Hollister, CA, driver summed up in victory lane.

While Bernal paced the field throughout in the non-stop affair, Charles Davis, Jr., gave chase the entire way and was closing in to challenge in the final rounds only to get a piece of the turn four wall with the white flag in sight. Dave Darland took quick advantage of the Davis, Jr., miscue to snare runner-up honors on the final round.

Davis, Jr., settled for the show position behind Bernal and Darland with Brady Bacon battling past R.J. Johnson in the final rounds for fourth.

Ricky Thornton, Jr., picked up his second win in a row as well in the IMCA Modified ranks, taking advantage of a slight bobble by Zane Devilbiss to race into the lead in the final handful of laps.

Thornton, Jr., took the checkered flag ahead of Devilbiss with Tim Ward charging from 21st to claim the show position. Hunter Marriott advanced from 17th to fourth with Brian Schultz racing from 19th to round out the top five.

Matt Martinez took his second Pure Stock win of the weekend by racing to the checkered flag ahead of Steve Bitting with Zack Madrid, Lonnie Foss and Jesse Johnson rounding out the top five.

Joel Huggins took his second Mod Lite win in a row ahead of Jim Hock and Brenden Priest while Spencer Hill beat Nick Aiuto to the line in the Micro Sprint main event as Gary Winter settled for third after topping the previous two events.

The E&K Winter Challenge resumes with Round Four at Tucson’s USA Raceway on Friday night with racing action going green at 7:00 p.m.

Canyon Speedway Park

E&K Winter Challenge Round Three Results:

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 16d-Dave Darland, 2. 20-Dustin Cormany, 3. 56-Ryan Bernal, 4. 98-Matt Lundy, 5. 55nm-David Dykes, 6. 28-Mark Morin. DNS: 21az-Stevie Sussex.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 77-Dalten Gabbard, 2. 51-R.J. Johnson, 3. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 4. 73-Brady Bacon, 5. 16-Mike Martin, 6. 74-Rick Ziehl.

“A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 56-Ryan Bernal, 2. 16d-Dave Darland, 3. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 4. 73-Brady Bacon, 5. 51-R.J. Johnson, 6. 77-Dalten Gabbard, 7. 16-Mike Martin, 8. 21az-Stevie Sussex, 9. 98-Matt Lundy, 10. 74-Rick Ziehl, 11. 20-Dustin Cormany, 12. 55nm-David Dykes, 13. 28-Mark Morin.

IMCA Modifieds:

First Heat: 1. 18z-Zane Devilbiss, 2. 44-Jason Noll, 3. W5-Jesse Williamson, 4. 101-Derrall Bradford, 5. 6c-Caleb Stone, 6. 21-Phil Penney, 7. 4tw-Tim Ward, 8. 18-Paul Jones, Jr., 9. 78-Steve Stultz.

Second Heat: 1. 74-Garrett Funk, 2. 82-John Parmeley, 3. 41-George Fronsman, 4. L8-Brian Schultz, 5. 8-Nate Warren, 6. 45h-Jason Hickingbottom, 7. 4c-Cale Carder, 8. 44L-Steve Lunderby, 9. 7k-Lance Salo.

Third Heat: 1. 13-Jeff Sheppard, Jr., 2. 16s-Jerry Schran, 3. 19sb-Lance Mari, 4. 77-Jason Haug, 5. 45T-Trent Gaust, 6. 393-Scott Eaton, 7. 15s-William Slocum, 8. 23-Terry Haven.

Fourth Heat: 1. 7-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 57p-Jim Perkins, 3. 97-Jay Marks, 4. 4r-Ross Statham, 5. 66p-Paul Stone, 6. 16-Aaron Spangler, 7. 32-Rob Krull, 8. 102-Pat Castel.

Fifth Heat: 1. 75c-Bo Partain, 2. 55ak-Scott Sluka, 3. S-Collen Winebarger, 4. 62-Hunter Marriott, 5. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 6. 59-Mark Stewart, 7. 6-Eric Center, 8. 37-Mike Jergens.

First “B” Feature: 1. 62-Hunter Marriott, 2. L8-Brian Schultz, 3. 4tw-Tim Ward, 4. 16-Aaron Spangler, 5. 101-Derrall Bradford, 6. 18-Paul Jones, Jr., 7. 4r-Ross Statham, 8. 78-Steve Stultz, 9. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 10. 15s-William Slocum, 11. 21-Phil Penney, 12. 393-Scott Eaton, 13. 102-Pat Castel.

Second “B” Feature: 1. 66p-Paul Stone, 2. 45T-Trent Gaust, 3. 59-Mark Stewart, 4. 37-Mike Jergens, 5. 8-Nate Warren, 6. 6-Eric Center, 7. 41-George Fronsman, 8. 23-Terry Haven, 9. 45h-Jason Hickingbottom, 10. 4c-Cale Carder, 11. 32-Rob Krull, 12. 44L-Steve Lunderby, 13. 7k-Lance Salo.

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 7-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 18z-Zane Devilbiss, 3. 4tw-Tim Ward, 4. 62-Hunter Marriott, 5. L8-Brian Schultz, 6. 13-Jeff Sheppard, Jr., 7. 37-Mike Jergens, 8. 97-Jay Marks, 9. 45T-Trent Gaust, 10. S-Collen Winebarger, 11. 6c-Caleb Stone, 12. W5-Jesse Williamson, 13. 77-Jason Haug, 14. 57p-Jim Perkins, 15. 74-Garrett Funk, 16. 82-John Parmeley, 17. 75c-Bo Partain, 18. 16-Aaron Spangler, 19. 59-Mark Stewart, 20. 19sb-Lance Mari, 21. 16s-Jerry Schran, 22. 44-Jason Noll, 23. 55ak-Scott Sluka, 24. 66p-Paul Stone.

Pure Stocks:

First Heat: 1. 5z-Zack Madrid, 2. 15-Speedy Madrid, 3. 15r-Race Fisher, 4. 24-Ty Warner, 5. 27J-Jessica McGullam, 6. 5J-Jacob Madrid, 7. 13m-Johnny Madrid, 8. 14k-Ryan Campbell, 9. 97-Larry Gordon.

Second Heat: 1. 22a-Jesse Johnson, 2. 90-Steve Bitting, 3. 3-Jeff Stafford, 4. 2jr-Joshua McClelland, 5. 51-Jeff Carter, 6. 22-Kim Hansen, 7. 28-Vincent Depalma, 8. 84-Clifton Maggard.

Third Heat: 1. 21m-Matt Martinez, 2. 51J-Mike Goodwin, 3. 40a-Ashley Stafford, 4. 03-Kevin Risachaer, 5. 00-Lonnie Foss, 6. 195-Jon Courchaine, 7. 22x-Richard Veralrud, 8. 007-Tony Hill.

“B” Feature: 1. 00-Lonnie Foss, 2. 51-Jeff Carter, 3. 14k-Ryan Campbell, 4. 28-Vincent Depalma, 5. 84-Clifton Maggard, 6. 27J-Jessica McGullam, 7. 13m-Johnny Madrid, 8. 5J-Jacob Madrid, 9. 22x-Richard Veralrud, 10. 22-Kim Hansen, 11. 007-Tony Hill, 12. 97-Larry Gordon, 13. 195-Jon Courchaine.

“A” Feature: 1. 21m-Matt Martinez, 2. 90-Steve Bitting, 3. 5z-Zack Madrid, 4. 00-Lonnie Foss, 5. 22a-Jesse Johnson, 6. 15-Speedy Madrid, 7. 24-Ty Warner, 8. 28-Vincent Depalma, 9. 40a-Ashley Stafford, 10. 51J-Mike Goodwin, 11. 27J-Jessica McGullam, 12. 84-Clifton Maggard, 13. 03-Kevin Risachaer, 14. 2jr-Joshua McClelland, 15. 13m-Johnny Madrid, 16. 5J-Jacob Madrid, 17. 14k-Ryan Campbell, 18. 3-Jeff Stafford, 19. 51-Jeff Carter, 20. 15r-Race Fisher.

Mod Lites:

First Heat: 1. 14-Josh Rivera, 2. 116-Jim Hock, 3. 51-Brenden Priest, 4. X50-Joel Huggins, 5. 30-Nick Gann, 6. 3-Eric Muse, 7. 58-Jeff Perry, 8. 26-Jake Boyle, 9. 2k-Taylor Kuehl, 10. 677-Austin Kuehl, 11. 91-Sarah Houton.

“A” Feature: 1. X50-Joel Huggins, 2. 116-Jim Hock, 3. 51-Brenden Priest, 4. 14-Josh Rivera, 5. 26-Jake Boyle, 6. 58-Jeff Perry, 7. 677-Austin Kuehl, 8. 3-Eric Muse, 9. 91-Sarah Houton, 10. 30-Nick Gann, 11. 2k-Taylor Kuehl.

Micro Sprints:

First Heat: 1. 94-Cassie Klenkie, 2. 44-Dave Ferneau, 3. 7-Josh Pelkey, 4. 7m-Mason Keefer, 5. 77-Ryan Hennessy, 6. 41-Colton Hardy.

Second Heat: 1. 6-Nick Aiuto, 2. 4s-Spencer Hill, 3. 91-Aaron Miller, 4. 6az-Gary Winter, 5. 9-Marty Morin, 6. 20az-Jarrett Martin.

“A” Feature: 1. 4s-Spencer Hill, 2. 6-Nick Aiuto, 3. 6az-Gary Winter, 4. 44-Dave Ferneau, 5. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 6. 91-Aaron Miller, 7. 94-Cassie Klenkie, 8. 7m-Mason Keefer, 9. 9-Marty Morin, 10. 77-Ryan Hennessey, 11. 41-Colton Hardy, 12. 7-Josh Pelkey.

 

 

 

Bernal Steals Winter Heat Night Two Win!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (January 24, 2015) – The term “narrowest of margins” doesn’t do it justice.

“It” being the finish of Saturday night’s 30-lap USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car feature event, as Hollister, California’s Ryan Bernal edged Dave Darland at the line by just .005 seconds for the $2,000 winner’s share in Round Two of the E&K Winter Challenge at Canyon Speedway Park.

Bernal’s photo finish triumph wasn’t the only close finish of the night either, as reigning track champion Ricky Thornton, Jr., rallied from 17th to win the 25-lap IMCA Modified feature with the winning move off the final corner. Other Saturday night winners included Jon Courchaine in Pure Stocks, Joel Huggins in Mod Lites and Gary Winter in Micro Sprints as a total of 124 cars filled the pit area.

Bouncing back from a grinding crash while dicing for the lead in Friday night’s E&K Winter Challenge opener, Bernal rallied from the tenth position and snuck by Darland at the line to steal the win in the non-wing USAC Sprint Car main event.

“I saw the door open and I just gassed it,” Bernal said afterward. “There was a lapper there but I was gonna move him if I had to, it feels great to get this win after what happened last night.”

While Bernal started the feature outside the fifth row aboard the Tri-L Mandarin Ranch No. 56, Charles Davis, Jr., raced past front row starters Dalten Gabbard and Darland to snare the early lead.

Darland battled back in the Mike Martin No. 16 though, sliding past Davis, Jr., for the lead in turns one and two on the fifth round.

Following a quick red flag stoppage for Rick Ziehl’s turn four flip with six laps in the books, Darland separated himself from the field at the midway point after a brief challenge from R.J. Johnson in traffic on the 13th lap.

With Darland out front, Bernal was seventh after Ziehl’s tumble and among the top five by the tenth round. He was up to third by the midway point and held that spot behind Darland and Johnson when the race’s final caution flew with five laps to go for a Dennis Giles spin in turn one.

As Darland took off on the cushion on the restart, Johnson ducked to the low line. Bernal took quick advantage, railing the topside around Johnson into second and closing in on Darland to challenge with two laps to go.

With Bernal still two car-lengths back entering the final pair of corners, Darland hesitated momentarily to negotiate his way around a lapped car coming off the final turn and opened a door that Bernal blasted right through.

While Bernal snuck by on the high side to take the win by five-thousandths of a second over Darland, Johnson settled for the show position with Friday night winner Brady Bacon in fourth.

The IMCA Modifieds didn’t lack for drama either, with Ricky Thornton, Jr., ultimately charging from 17th to take the win in the 25-lapper at the line by .100 seconds over Tim Ward.

Gunning for a second win in as many nights, Ward settled for second behind Thornton, who also won a “B” Main just to make it to the feature event.

Pole starter Lance Mari rounded out the Modified podium behind Thornton and Ward with Hunter Marriott charging from 22nd to fourth. Jesse Williamson advanced nine positions to round out the top five.

Jon Courchaine held off Friday night winner Matt Martinez to take Pure Stock honors with Zack Madrid, Steve Bitting and Tony Hill rounding out the top five.

Gary Winter raced from ninth to take his second Micro Sprint win in as many nights ahead of Colton Hardy and Mason Keefer while Joel Huggins took Mod Lite honors in front of Jim Hock and Brenden Priest.

The E&K Winter Challenge resumes with Round Three at Canyon Speedway Park on Sunday firing off at 5:00 p.m.

Canyon Speedway Park

E&K Winter Challenge Round Two Results:

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 73-Brady Bacon, 2. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 3. 77-Dalten Gabbard, 4. 21az-Stevie Sussex, 5. 4-Jonas Reynolds, 6. 55nm-David Dykes, 7. 98-Matt Lundy.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 16-Mike Martin, 2. 16b-Dave Darland, 3. 74-Rick Ziehl, 4. 51-R.J. Johnson, 5. 13-Dennis Giles, 6. 56-Ryan Bernal, 7. 20-Shon Deskins.

“A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 56-Ryan Bernal, 2. 16d-Dave Darland, 3. 51-R.J. Johnson, 4. 73-Brady Bacon, 5. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 6. 21az-Stevie Sussex, 7. 77-Dalten Gabbard, 8. 16-Mike Martin, 9. 98-Matt Lundy, 10. 4-Jonas Reynolds, 11. 55nm-David Dykes, 12. 13-Dennis Giles, 13. 74-Rick Ziehl, 14. 20-Shon Deskins.

IMCA Modifieds:

First Heat: 1. 97-Jay Marks, 2. 4tw-Tim Ward, 3. 393-Scott Eaton, 4. 13-Jeff Sheppard, Jr., 5. X04-Mike Strobl, 6. 1-Ronnie Gould, 7. 16-Aaron Spangler, 8. 32-Rob Krull, 9. 12-Guy Norton, 10. 62-Hunter Marriott.

Second Heat: 1. 6-Eric Center, 2. 78-Steve Stultz, 3. 59-Mark Stewart, 4. 7k-Lance Salo, 5. 4c-Cale Carter, 6. 45h-Jason Hickingbottom, 7. 44L-Steve Lunderby, 8. 101bc-Bryson Curry, 9. 101-Derrall Bradford, 10. 39-Derek Huggins.

Third Heat: 1. 55ak-Scott Slukak, 2. 44-Jason Noll, 3. 16s-Jerry Schran, 4. 6c-Caleb Stone, 5. S-Collen Winebarger, 6. L8-Brian Schultz, 7. 18-Paul Jones, Jr., 8. 15s-William Slocum, 9. 102-Pat Castel.

Fourth Heat: 1. 18z-Zane Devilbiss, 2. 21-Phil Penney, 3. 19sb-Lance Mari, 4. 7-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 5. 82-John Parmeley, 6. 75c-Bo Partain, 7. 45T-Trent Gaust, 8. 57p-Jim Perkins, 9. 41-George Fronsman.

Fifth Heat: 1. 66p-Paul Stone, 2. 74-Garrett Funk, 3. W5-Jesse Williamson, 4. 8-Nate Warren, 5. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 6. 37-Mike Jergens, 7. 87-Clifton Maggard, 8. 4r-Ross Statham, 9. 77-Jason Haug.

First “B” Feature: 1. 7-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 82-John Parmeley, 3. 393-Scott Eaton, 4. S-Collen Winebarger, 5. 45T-Trent Gaust, 6. L8-Brian Schultz, 7. 8-Nate Warren, 8. 41-George Fronsman, 9. 57P-Jim Perkins, 10. 101-Derrall Bradford, 11. 18-Paul Jones, Jr., 12. 12-Guy Norton, 13. 39-Derek Huggins, 14. 4r-Ross Statham, 15. 44L-Steve Lunderby, 16. 4c-Cale Carter.

Second “B” Feature: 1. 37-Mike Jergens, 2. 16-Aaron Spangler, 3. 62-Hunter Marriott, 4. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 5. X04-Mike Strobl, 6. 101bc-Bryson Curry, 7. 75c-Bo Partain, 8. 77-Jason Haug, 9. 87-Clifton Maggard, 10. 45h-Jason Hickingbottom, 11. 15s-William Slocum, 12. 7k-Lance Salo, 13. 102-Pat Castel, 14. 32-Rob Krull, 15. 1-Ronnie Gould.

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 7-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 4tw-Tim Ward, 3. 19sb-Lance Mari, 4. 62-Hunter Marriott, 5. W5-Jesse Williamson, 6. 97-Jay Marks, 7. 74-Garrett Funk, 8. 37-Mike Jergens, 9. 18z-Zane Devilbiss, 10. 6-Eric Center, 11. 21-Phil Penney, 12. 82-John Parmeley, 13. 59-Mark Stewart, 14. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 15. 66p-Paul Stone, 16. 16s-Jerry Schran, 17. 78-Steve Stultz, 18. 55ak-Scott Slukak, 19. 13-Jeff Sheppard, Jr., 20. 393-Scott Eaton, 21. S-Collen Winebarger, 22. 44-Jason Noll, 23. 6c-Caleb Stone, 24. 16-Aaron Spangler.

Pure Stocks:

First Heat: 1. 14k-Ryan Campbell, 2. 3-Jeff Stafford, 3. 22x-Richard Veralrud, 4. 27J-Jessica McGullam, 5. 84-Mike Goodwin, 6. 28-Vincent Depalma, 7. 5z-Zack Madrid, 8. 22-Kim Hansen.

Second Heat: 1. 5J-Anthony Madrid, 2. 15-Speedy Madrid, 3. 21m-Matt Martinez, 4. ACE-Doug Porter, 5. 90-Steve Bitting, 6. 44s-Steve Shumaker, 7. 2jr-Robert McClelland, 8. 40a-Ashley Stafford.

Third Heat: 1. 15r-Race Fisher, 2. 195-Jon Courchaine, 3. 007-Tony Hill, 4. 03-Kevin Risachaer, 5. 13m-Johnny Madrid, 6. 22a-Aaron Hernandez, 7. 51J-Gary Everett, 8. 192-Pete Dixon.

“B” Feature: 1. 90-Steve Bitting, 2. 5z-Zack Madrid, 3. 22a-Aaron Hernandez, 4. 2jr-Robert McClelland, 5. 13m-Johnny Madrid, 6. 40a-Ashley Stafford, 7. 84-Mike Goodwin, 8. 44s-Steve Shumaker, 9. 51J-Gary Everett, 10. 28-Vincent Depalma, 11. 22-Kim Hansen, 12. 192-Pete Dixon.

“A” Feature: 1. 195-Jon Courchaine, 2. 21m-Matt Martinez, 3. 5z-Zack Madrid, 4. 90-Steve Bitting, 5. 007-Tony Hill, 6. 5J-Anthony Madrid, 7. 3-Jeff Stafford, 8. 15-Speedy Madrid, 9. 40a-Ashley Stafford, 10. 03-Kevin Risachaer, 11. 84-Mike Goodwin, 12. 27J-Jessica McGullam, 13. 44s-Steve Shumaker, 14. 13m-Johnny Madrid, 15. 14k-Ryan Campbell, 16. 22a-Aaron Hernandez, 17. 2jr-Robert McClelland, 18. ACE-Doug Porter, 19. 15r-Race Fisher, 20. 22x-Richard Veralrud.

Mod Lites:

First Heat: 1. 14-Josh Rivera, 2. 3-Eric Muse, 3. 95-Collin Bender, 4. 91-Sarah Houton, 5. 30-Lexus Gann, 6. 69-Michael Humphreys, 7. 17x-Ryan Gilleland, 8. 99-Adam Etcher.

Second Heat: 1. 51-Brenden Priest, 2. 33-Shane Hinsley, 3. 9-Mark Hammill, 4. 2k-Taylor Kuehl, 5. 677-Austin Kuehl, 6. 36-Brad Weiss, 7. 97-Steve Bender.

Third Heat: 1. 116-Jim Hock, 2. X50-Joel Huggins, 3. 117-J.C. Gilleland, 4. 17-Steve Moriarty, 5. 26-Jake Boyle, 6. 8-Jeff Eckart, 7. 114-Sean Conyers.

“A” Feature: 1. X50-Joel Huggins, 2. 116-Jim Hock, 3. 51-Brenden Priest, 4. 117-J.C. Gilleland, 5. 17-Steve Moriarty, 6. 17x-Ryan Gilleland, 7. 8-Jeff Eckart, 8. 97-Steve Bender, 9. 26-Jake Boyle, 10. 91-Sarah Houton, 11. 114-Sean Conyers, 12. 30-Lexus Gann, 13. 677-Austin Kuehl, 14. 33-Shane Hinsley, 15. 3-Eric Muse, 16. 14-Josh Rivera, 17. 95-Collin Bender, 18. 36-Brad Weiss, 19. 99-Adam Etcher, 20. 2k-Taylor Kuehl, 21. 9-Mark Hammill, 22. 69-Michael Humphreys.

Micro Sprints:

First Heat: 1. 10x-Christine Root, 2. 91-Aaron Miller, 3. 44-Dave Ferneau, 4. 7m-Mason Keefer, 5. 6az-Gary Winter, 6. 6-Dave Van Ess, 7. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 8. 101-Jim Branum, 9. 4s-Spencer Hill.

Second Heat: 1. 41-Colton Hardy, 2. 94-Cassie Klenkie, 3. 55-Greg Pritts, 4. 53-Joe Pritts, 5. 27-Doug Tallent, 6. 7-Michael Curtis, 7. 77-Ryan Hennessy, 8. 9-Marty Morin.

“A” Feature: 1. 6az-Gary Winter, 2. 41-Colton Hardy, 3. 7m-Mason Keefer, 4. 4s-Spencer Hill, 5. 44-Dave Ferneau, 6. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 7. 9-Marty Morin, 8. 77-Ryan Hennessy, 9. 94-Cassie Klenkie, 10. 91-Aaron Miller, 11. 7-Michael Curtis, 12. 101-Jim Branum, 13. 6-Dave Van Ess, 14. 55-Greg Pritts, 15. 10x-Christine Root, 16. 27-Doug Tallent, 17. 53-Joe Pritts.

 

 

AHG Sprintcar Series   SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2015

IT’S been a long time between drinks but Jamie Maiolo finally got to stand on the top step of the podium when he won round 10 of the AHG Sprintcar Series at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

Maiolo won the 25-lap final from Cameron Gessner and Shaun Bradford but up until the last lap it looked like he was going to finish second to polesitter David Priolo who led for most of the event.

Priolo blew a left rear tyre as he raced into turns 1-2 on the last lap, spinning around before being tagged by Maiolo who managed to keep the car going and claim the win.

It was a tough night on the track with some of the big guns leaving the venue with heavily-damaged cars.

Ryan Farrell didn’t even make the feature race after major contact with Callum Williamson in a heat race that saw the #26 machine heavily damaged and the driver limping to the ambulance for medical treatment.

Seventeen-year-old Brodie Minchin started on the front row for a heat race and only lasted one lap after getting out of control and being clipped by another car on the back straight, also ending his night early.

The Williamson crew thrashed hard to get the #73 machine repaired in time for the feature race only to crash out with contact with Jason Boland at the start of the feature race.

Mark Wells, who started from P9 and raced up to sixth in the early laps, ran too wide in pits bend before flipping on his own.

Maiolo looked very strong, particularly in the middle part of the feature race when he closed the gap on Priolo before the leader managed to stretch the lead again.

Contact between Shane Norris and Troy Beckingham in pits bend four laps from home saw the field bunch up again and put Maiolo on the back of Priolo for the dash to the flag.

After Priolo’s tyre expired Maiolo didn’t hesitate as he raced to the line for his first feature race win in a few years.

It was reward for the LJM Racing team that has been consistent over a long period of time but unable to get the #99 machine a major win.

QUALIFYING:

Group 1: Ryan Farrell 14.936, Shaun Bradford 15.248, Mark Wells 15.298, Steven Ford 15.305 and Rob Watson junior 15.377.

Group 2: Brad Maiolo 15.164, Shane Norris 15.294 Kye Scroop 15.380, Troy Beckingham 15.719, Rod Howe 17.236.

Group 3: Jake Beard-Miller 14.537, Jason Kendrick 14.576, David Priolo 14.702, Jason Boland 15.256, Brodie Minchin 15.262.

Group 4: Cameron Gessner 14.767, Jamie Maiolo 15.064, Callum Williamson 15.163, Troy Lawson 15.581.

Heat 1: 1st Brad Maiolo, 2nd Callum Williamson. 3rd Cameron Gessner, 4th Shaun Bradford, 5th Jason Boland, 6th Steven Ford, 7th Kye Scroop, 8th Rod Howe. DNF: Jason Kendrick.

Heat 2: 1st Ryan Farrell, 2nd David Priolo, 3rd Jamie Maiolo, 4th Shane Norris, 5th Troy Beckingham, 6th Mark Wells, 7th Troy Lawson, 8th Brodie Minchin. DNF: Jake Beard-Miller, Robert Watson junior.

Heat 3: 1st Troy Beckingham, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Cameron Gessner, 4th Mark Wells, 5th Shane Norris, 6th Jason Boland. DNF: Robert Watson junior, Callum Williamson and Ryan Farrell.

Heat 4: 1st David Priolo, 2nd Jamie Maiolo, 3rd Kye Scroop, 4th Shaun Bradford, 5th Bradley Maiolo, 6th Steven Ford, 7th Rod Howe.

Feature: 1st Jamie Maiolo, 2nd Cameron Gessner, 3rd Shaun Bradford, 4th Jason Kendrick, 5th Bradley Maiolo, 6th Kye Scroop, 7th Troy Lawson, 8 Rod Howe. DNF: David Priolo, Shane Norris, Troy Beckingham, Steven Ford, Mark Wells, Jason Boland, Callum Williamson. DNS: Brodie Minchin, Ryan Farrell, Jake Beard-Miller and Rob Watson junior.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2014

FINISHING fourth in Saturday night’s feature race and playing his Joker was enough to give Jason Kendrick the lead in the 2014-15 AHG Sprintcar Series points.

Kendrick rocketed from sixth to first courtesy of his double points haul.

Cameron Gessner was the leader heading into round 10 action and thanks to his second in the feature race, he was able to hold down second, having played his Joker at an earlier round.

David Priolo, who was a DNF after blowing a left rear tyre when leading on the last lap, is third in the points while Shaun Bradford, who was third in the 25-lapper and also played his Joker, has raced up from eighth to fourth.

Another big mover forward was feature race winner Jamie Maiolo who also played his Joker card and banked the maximum 300 points, moving up from ninth to fifth and in a good spot to pounce heading into the business end of the season.

The next round of the series will be part of World Series Sprintcars action at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday, February 7.

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Points: Jason Kendrick 1546, Cameron Gessner 1540, David Priolo 1496, Shaun Bradford 1490, Jamie Maiolo 1484, Bradley Maiolo 1458, Callum Williamson 1408, Kye Scroop 1374, Ryan Farrell 1354, Daniel Keen 1142, Shane Norris 1126, Jake Beard-Miller 1124, Mark Wells 978, Troy Lawson 952, Ryan Lancaster 940, Daniel Harding 894, Lee Nash 814, Kris Coyle 808, Scott Reilly 750, Brodie Minchin 718, Troy Beckingham 704, Jason Pryde 610, Robert Watson junior 540, Daryl Clayden 514, Jason Boland 494, Carl Dowling 494, Darren Mewett 472, Ken Sartori 452, Brooke Tatnell 438, Rod Howe 428, Kyle Hirst 400, Sheldon Haudenschild 364, Jacob Lucas 364, Steven Ford 352, Sean Zemunik 344, Jeff Leisk 344, Ryan Jones 326, Trent Pigdon 260, Jamie Buszan 118.

 

 

Murcott Top Of The Tree On Night Two!

Current Australian Champion David Murcott has emerged as the dominant driver of Classic week, with the pilot of the Horrell Motorsport Q83 taking the win on night number two of the 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

On a track that was the polar opposite to night one, the action came thick and fast, with the final containing a number of incidents, none more so than in turn four when a spinning Ryan Jones was collected by Luke Dillon and Jac Haudenschild just moments after Dillon had taken the race lead away from Murcott in lapped traffic.

None of the trio were able to re-start which promoted 2014 King’s Royal winner Kerry Madsen into second place with Daryn Pittman inheriting third.

Behind this trio of hard chargers Kyle Hirst was making up for a poor start and had made his way back inside the top five with Danny Reidy also moving forward.

Tim Van Ginneken was another to fall foul of the helter skelter action of the 30 lap feature as he rolled on the second lap, also collecting American Jason Sides, whose USA 7s entry sustained significant damage from what originally seemed like minor contact.

Tim Hutchins and Steven Lines then also made contact with Lines cutting down a right rear tyre and Hutchins also suffering damage.

From that point on it would be Murcott who would try and run and hide as he was stalked by the American Custom Racing Wheels, Keneric Racing entry of Madsen.

The three time Classic Champion left nothing in the tank as he tired and tried again to haul in Murcott, however it was all to no avail as Murcott did exactly what he had to do to ensure the win in the Night Two Oval Express Magazine Australia – America Challenge Cup.

Madsen was stout in second and Pittman all class in third while Kyle Hirst and Danny Reidy filled the top five.

Behind them Max Johnson was impressive in his run to sixth, Grant Anderson mustered a seventh place result while Jack Lee made a welcome return to form with a solid eighth place finish ahead of Sam Walsh and Max Dumesny.

American Randy Hannagan was 11th with Luke Walker and Brent Aprile rounding out the cars still circulating at races end.

Tomorrow will now see all drivers contest one final heat race for the weekend with an inversion, based on points for the first eight cars of each heat race in what promises to be a brutal culmination to the 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

The top 20 in points after night two are as follows:

1. David Murcott 538 2. Ian Madsen 512 3. Kerry Madsen 508 4. Kyle Hirst 506 5. Brooke Tatnell 500 6. Daryn Pittman 500 7. Jac Haudenschild 492 8. Callum Zizek 484 9. Luke Dillon 484 10. Grant Anderson 480 11. Tim Rankin 478 12. Ian Loudoun 476 13. Daniel Pestka 476 14. Danny Reidy 476 15. Darren Mollenoyux 474 16. Robbie Farr 468 17. Jack Lee 466 18. Lucas Wolfe 462 19. Max Johnson 462 20. Max Dumesny 460

Night Three of the 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be held on Sunday January 25, 2015, with cars on track from 5.30pm. Public gates open at 1.30pm for pre-paid ticket holders and at 2.00pm for walk up sales.

Tickets for night three only can be purchased at the Warrnambool side ticket booth from 9.00am. Tickets may be limited.

The 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic as supported by Oval Express Magazine, GJ Gardner Homes, KRE Race Engines and the Lady Bay Resort Warrnambool will be held at Premier Speedway on January 23, 24 & 25, 2015.

 

 

Bacon Best in Winter Challenge Opener Again!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (January 23, 2015) – This year’s edition of the E&K Winter Challenge opened in much the same fashion as last year’s Winter Challenge with Broken Arrow, OK, native Brady Bacon parked in USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car victory lane at Canyon Speedway Park at the end of the night.

This time, the reigning USAC Sprint Car champion picked up Friday’s $2,000 winner’s share in the 30-lap main event aboard the Josh Ford Motorsports No. 73 entry.

While Bacon took traditional Sprint Car honors, Tim Ward bested the IMCA Modifieds with Matt Martinez victorious in Pure Stocks, Brenden Priest topping the Mod Lites and Gary Winter taking Micro Sprint honors.

After starting third in the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car feature, Bacon took command from early pace setter Mike Martin but soon found himself under heavy pressure from Ryan Bernal. Bernal surged ahead briefly only to get too deep into the cushion and into the wall after 17 laps.

Back out front, Bacon kept reigning USAC Southwest Sprint Car champion R.J. Johnson at bay the rest of the way with Dave Darland advancing from ninth to claim the show position. Charles Davis, Jr., was fourth with Stevie Sussex rallying from 14th to round out the top five.

Josh Pelkey battled Johnson for second until a crash forced him pitside.

Tim Ward raced forward from the seventh starting position to take IMCA Modified honors over a stout field of 41 competitors, taking the checkered flag ahead of reigning track champion Ricky Thornton, Jr., as Missouri’s Hunter Marriott rallied from 18th to take the show position. Brian Schultz raced from 15th to fourth with Zane Devilbiss rounding out the top five.

Matt Martinez raced from the 20th starting position to take Pure Stock honors ahead of Tony Hill, Steve Bitting, 22nd starter Jon Courchaine and Zack Madrid.

Brenden Priest took Mod Lite honors ahead of Josh Rivera and Mike Gilleland while Gary Winter beat Jarrett Martin and Aaron Miller to the line for Micro Sprint honors.

The E&K Winter Challenge resumes with Round Two at Canyon Speedway Park on Saturday firing off at 5:00 p.m.

Canyon Speedway Park

E&K Winter Challenge Round One Results:

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 51-R.J. Johnson, 2. 12-Josh Pelkey, 3. 16b-Dave Darland, 4. 73-Brady Bacon, 5. 16-Mike Martin, 6. 55nm-David Dykes, 7. 21az-Stevie Sussex.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 56-Ryan Bernal, 2. 77-Dalten Gabbard, 3. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 4. 74-Rick Ziehl, 5. 13-Dennis Giles, 6. 20x-Shon Deskins, 7. 19-Andrew Reinbold.

“A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 73-Brady Bacon, 2. 51-R.J. Johnson, 3. 16b-Dave Darland, 4. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 5. 21az-Stevie Sussex, 6. 16-Mike Martin, 7. 74-Rick Ziehl, 8. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 9. 55nm-David Dykes, 10. 77-Dalten Gabbard, 11. 12-Josh Pelkey, 12. 56-Ryan Bernal, 13. 20x-Shon Deskins, 14. 13-Dennis Giles.

IMCA Modifieds:

First Heat: 1. 59-Mark Stewart, 2. X04-Mike Strobl, 3. 6c-Caleb Stone, 4. 97-Jay Marks, 5. 55ak-Scott Slukak, 6. 44-Jason Noll, 7. 1-Ronnie Gould, 8. 44L-Steve Lunderby, 9. 7k-Lance Salo.

Second Heat: 1. 4tw-Tim Ward, 2. 16-Aaron Spangler, 3. L8-Brian Schultz, 4. 82-John Parmeley, 5. 62-Hunter Marriott, 6. 15s-William Slocum, 7. 77-Jason Haug, 8. 32-Rob Krull.

Third Heat: 1. 7-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 8-Nate Warren, 3. 41-George Fronsman, 4. W5-Jesse Williamson, 5. 74-Garrett Funk, 6. 45h-Jason Hickingbottom, 7. 102-Pat Castel, 8. 19sb-Lance Mari.

Fourth Heat: 1. 37-Mike Jergens, 2. 75c-Bo Partain, 3. 78-Steve Stultz, 4. 45T-Trent Gaust, 5. 12-Guy Norton, 6. 16s-Jerry Schran, 7. 39-Derek Huggins, 8. 39x-Scott Eaton.

Fifth Heat: 1. 13-Jeff Sheppard, Jr., 2. 18z-Zane Devilbiss, 3. 101-Darrell Bradford, 4. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 5. 66p-Paul Stone, 6. 18-Paul Jones, Jr., 7. 21-Phil Penney, 8. 4r-Ross Statham.

First “B” Feature: 1. 97-Jay Marks, 2. 66p-Paul Stone, 3. 45T-Trent Gaust, 4. 55ak-Scott Slukak, 5. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 6. 77-Jason Haug, 7. 39-Derek Huggins, 8. 32-Rob Krull, 9. 45h-Jason Hickingbottom, 10. 7k-Lance Salo, 11. 102-Pat Castel, 12. 15s-William Slocum, 13. 44L-Steve Lunderby.

Second “B” Feature: 1. 62-Hunter Marriott, 2. 44-Jason Noll, 3. 82-John Parmeley, 4. 74-Garrett Funk, 5. 19sb-Lance Mari, 6. 21-Phil Penney, 7. 16s-Jerry Schran, 8. 39x-Scott Eaton, 9. 1-Ronnie Gould, 10. 18-Paul Jones, Jr., 11. 4r-Ross Statham, 12. 12-Guy Norton.

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 4tw-Tim Ward, 2. 7-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 3. 62-Hunter Marriott, 4. L8-Brian Schultz, 5. 18z-Zane Devilbiss, 6. 101-Darrell Bradford, 7. 16-Aaron Spangler, 8. 13-Jeff Sheppard, Jr., 9. 97-Jay Marks, 10. 66p-Paul Stone, 11. 41-George Fronsman, 12. 8-Nate Warren, 13. X04-Mike Strobl, 14. 78-Steve Stultz, 15. 75c-Bo Partain, 16. 45T-Trent Gaust, 17. 55ak-Scott Slukak, 18. 82-John Parmeley, 19. 44-Jason Noll, 20. 74-Garrett Funk, 21. 59-Mark Stewart, 22. 6c-Caleb Stone, 23. W5-Jesse Williamson, 24. 37-Mike Jergens.

Pure Stocks:

First Heat: 1. 7-Steve Bitting, 2. 22x-Richard Veralrud, 3. 13m-Johnny Madrid, 4. ACE-Doug Porter, 5. 007-Tony Hill, 6. 51J-Gary Everett, 7. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 8. 195-Jon Courchaine.

Second Heat: 1. 5z-Zack Madrid, 2. 14k-Bryan Campbell, 3. 27J-Jessica McGullam, 4. 57-Bear Taylor, 5. 2jr-Robert McClelland, 6. 22-Kim Hansen, 7. 21m-Matt Martinez.

Third Heat: 1. 15-Speedy Madrid, 2. 28-Vincent Depalma, 3. 00-Lonnie Foss, 4. 15r-Race Fisher, 5. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 6. 03-Kevin Risachaer, 7. 40a-Ashley Stafford.

“A” Feature: 1. 21m-Matt Martinez, 2. 007-Tony Hill, 3. 7-Steve Bitting, 4. 195-Jon Courchaine, 5. 5z-Zack Madrid, 6. 15r-Race Fisher, 7. 00-Lonnie Foss, 8. 2jr-Robert McClelland, 9. ACE-Doug Porter, 10. 15-Speedy Madrid, 11. 27J-Jessica McGullam, 12. 22x-Richard Veralrud, 13. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 14. 03-Kevin Risachaer, 15. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 16. 28-Vincent Depalma, 17. 22-Kim Hansen, 18. 40a-Ashley Stafford, 19. 51J-Gary Everett, 20. 14k-Bryan Campbell, 21. 13m-Johnny Madrid, 22. 57-Bear Taylor.

Mod Lites:

First Heat: 1. 99-Adam Etcher, 2. 17-Steve Moriarty, 3. 14-Josh Rivera, 4. 51-Brenden Priest, 5. 2k-Taylor Kuehl, 6. 117-J.C. Gilleland, 7. 26-Jake Boyle, 8. 116-Jim Hock, 9. 114-Sean Conyers.

Second Heat: 1. 69-Michael Humphreys, 2. X50-Joel Huggins, 3. 17x-Ryan Gilleland, 4. 5J-P.J. Jinzo, 5. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 6. 30-Lexus Gann, 7. 91-Sarah Houton, 8. 53az-Karl Ackley.

“A” Feature: 1. 51-Brenden Priest, 2. 14-Josh Rivera, 3. 17x-Ryan Gilleland, 4. 117-J.C. Gilleland, 5. 99-Adam Etcher, 6. 116-Jim Hock, 7. X50-Joel Huggins, 8. 2k-Taylor Kuehl, 9. 5J-P.J. Jinzo, 10. 26-Jake Boyle, 11. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 12. 91-Sarah Houton, 13. 17-Steve Moriarty, 14. 114-Sean Conyers, 15. 53az-Karl Ackley, 16. 30-Lexus Gann, 17. 69-Michael Humphreys.

Micro Sprints:

First Heat: 1. 44-Dave Ferneau, 2. 4s-Spencer Hill, 3. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 4. 41-Colton Hardy, 5. 55-Greg Pritts, 6. 7-Kevin Keefer, 7. 94-Cassie Klenkie.

Second Heat: 1. 9-Marty Morin, 2. 6az-Gary Winter, 3. 91-Aaron Miller, 4. 7m-Mason Keefer, 5. 6-Dave Van Ess, 6. 10x-Christine Root, 7. 53-Joe Pritts.

“A” Feature: 1. 6az-Gary Winter, 2. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 3. 91-Aaron Miller, 4. 4s-Spencer Hill, 5. 44-Dave Ferneau, 6. 41-Colton Hardy, 7. 6-Dave Van Ess, 8. 9-Marty Morin, 9. 94-Cassie Klenkie, 10. 7m-Mason Keefer, 11. 7-Kevin Keefer, 12. 53-Joe Pritts, 13. 10x-Christine Root, 14. 55-Greg Pritts.

 

 

Tatnell Wins Night One As Ian Madsen Tops Points.

Brooke Tatnell tamed the high banks of Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool to claim night one honors in what was a non-stop 30 lap feature event on night one of the 43rdLucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

The three time Classic Champion started from position three behind pole sitter Ian Madsen and Tasmanian young gun Callum Zizek who gave car owner Darren Goodyer a two pronged front row assault in a dream result.

It wasn’t long though before Tatnell asserted his authority as the moves further back in the pack began to play out.

Ian Loudoun having started from position seven , Darren Mollenoyux from eight and Jamie Veal from position 17 were slicing their way forward as Tatnell went about taking care of business at the front of the pack.

Ian Madsen’s stellar night one run was also continuing as the polesitter ran strongly throughout the 30-lap journey, holding down second place as Loudoun made his way inside the top three.

There would be no stopping Tatnell aboard the Krikke Motorsport Cool Chassis, as he powered to a fourth Oval Express Magazine Australia America Challenge Cup win.

At the drop of the checkers it would be Tatnell taking out night one, from the current Knoxville Raceway Track Champion – Ian Madsen with Ian Loudoun home in third, doing popular Geelong based car owner David Dickson proud with a podium finish.

The top five was completed by Darren Mollenoyux while Jamie Veal again impressed at his home track with a fifth place finish, salvaging something from a night that required a transfer from the B-Main.

Sixth would be Daniel Pestka who was followed home by Robbie Farr, Lucas Wolfe and Trevor Green with Tim Rankin rounding out the top ten.

Livewire American Christopher Bell fought his way to an 11th place finish ahead of Callum Zizek, Terry McCarl, Brad Sweet, Jackson Delamont, Bradley Keller, Danny Holtgraver, Chad Ely and B-Main transferees John Vogels and Jamie Hennessy.

Earlier in the night Robbie Farr set quick time in qualifying to earn himself an extra $1000.00 and a shot at taking out the prestigious Alan Pollard Memorial.

Heat wins then went the way of Farr, Terry McCarl, Tatnell, Daniel Pestka, Ian Madsen, Matthew Dumesny, Danny Holtgraver, Darren Mollenoyux, Brendan Balcombe and Trevor Green.

The night was marred by an injury to Tim Kaeding who was transferred to hospital as a precaution following a heat race incident.

The top in points after night one are as follows:

1. Ian Madsen 512 2. Brooke Tatnell 500 3. Callum Zizek 484 4. Tim Rankin 478 5. Daniel Pestka 476 6. Ian Loudoun 476 7. Darren Mollenoyux 474 8. Robbie Farr 468 9. Lucas Wolfe 462 10. Trevor Green 458 11. Terry McCarl 454 12. Jackson Delamont 448 13. Jamie Veal 442 14. Christopher Bell 436 15. Bradley Keller 430 16. Brad Sweet 428 17. Chad Ely 422 18. John Vogels 416 19. Jordyn Brazier 406 20. Danny Holtgraver 402 21. Jamie Hennessy 392 22. Peter Lack 388 23. James McFadden 380 24. Glen Saville 380 25. Corey McCullagh 378 26. Matt Egel 378 27. Quentin Tanner 372 28. Matthew Dumensy 354 29. Ricky Maiolo 346 30. Bradley Warren 338 31. Brendan Balcombe 336 32. Stephen Bell 332 33. Kristy Ellis 326 34. Daryl Clayden 318 35. Keke Falland 308 36. Scott Reilly 306 37. Mark House 300 38. Adam King 292 39. Daniel Harding 290 40. Eddie Lumbar 286 41. Phil Lock 286 42. Tim Kaeding 280 43. Domain Ramsay 278 44. Kris Lacey 272 45. Peter Doukas 272 46. Ben Atkinson 268 47. Andy Caruana 266 48. Jay Waugh 262 49. Paul Morris 240 50. Rhiannon Burleigh 226 51. Scott Bogucki 194 52. Darren Hickman 118 53. Ron Dalton 112

Night Two of the 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be held on Saturday January 24, 2015, with cars on track from 5.30pm. Public gates open at 1.30pm for pre-paid ticket holders and at 2.00pm for walk up sales.

Tickets for night two only can be purchased at the Warrnambool side ticket booth from 9.00am.

The 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic as supported by Oval Express Magazine, GJ Gardner Homes, KRE Race Engines and the Lady Bay Resort Warrnambool will be held at Premier Speedway on January 23, 24 & 25, 2015.

 

 

Jimmy Gardiner locked into the All Star Challenge history book

Jimmy Gardiner made history last night winning the 5 th annual Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge at Simpson Speedway. In what was certainly an action packed feature the race was declared on lap 30 out of 35 with damage to the catch fence which would have taken too long repair. V23 Jimmy Gardiner and SA83 Shannon Barry were dicing for the lead and as both tried to overtake a lap car Barry ended up riding the wall in Turn 3. With the catch fence doing its job and a very disappointed Barry walked away from his badly damaged machine. Gardiner taking the win with V91 Liam Williams 2 nd and ACT15 Harley Bishop 3 rd . The A Lined up and the anticipation was high for the 35 lap Challenge. With serious money on the event teams put themselves under more pressure than normal to win. Lining up on the front row was AUS1 Chad Ely and SA75 Scott Bogucki, V68 Brett Milburn & V70 John Vogels in 3 and 4. Youngsters of V25 Jack Lee and V23 Jimmy Gardiner sat in 5 and 6 th place. Lap 1 was marred by a red with SA23 Jack McCarthy having a loose and V83 Chris Solomon & V78 Chris Campbell having nowhere to go. All 3 excited the event. Bogucki & Vogels took the start. Ely in the AUS1 pulled infield with slight damage to his car in the early stages of the race. Bogucki was next to exit the event after hitting the wall causing his side nerf to cut thru his right rear tire. Next to exit the event was home town local Johnny Vogels in the V70 machine. Vogels had a moment in Turn 1 backing up into the wall and V25 Jack Lee had nowhere to go. Both drivers sitting on the infield to watch the race from then on. Meanwhile surviving all the incidents was Barry & Gardiner who both showed speed as they manoeuvred thru the field until the lapping incident occurred ending the race. Taking out the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award was V70 Johnny Vogels with a 13.086

A Main results: 1st V23 Jimmy Gardiner, 2 nd V91 Liam Williams, 3 rd ACT15 Harley Bishop, 4 V90 Corey McCullaugh, 5 9 th V66 Wayne Logue , 10 Forrell, 13 th th V4 Phil Lock, 6 th th SA71 Sam Putland, 7 V34 Brenten Farrer, 11 SA83 Shannon Barry- DNF, 14 th th th V8 Corey Lincoln, 8 V74 Michael Cunningham, 12 V70 John Vogels-DNF, 15 th th th V68 Brett Milburn, th ACT8Shaun V25 Jack Lee-DNF, 16 SA75 Scott Bogucki – DNF, 17 th AUS1 Chad Ely-DNF, 18 th V83 Chris Solomon-DNF, 19 th V78 Chris CampbellDNF, 20 th SA23 Jack McCarthy-DNF Heat winners: V70 John Vogels, AUS1 Chad Ely,SA75 Scott Bogucki, ACT15 Harley Bishop, V68 Brett Milburn & V66 Wayne Logue Contingency Winners IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Corey Lincoln - $100 cash Red Ed Sheds Lucky 7’s – Corey Lincoln – drum of methanol Toowoomba Speedbowl Hard Charger –Brenten Farrer – Bleeder Air tank Fire Service Plus Hot Arse Award – Wayne Logue – Fire Extinguisher th Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – John Vogels– a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine Hoosier Hero A Main – Jimmy Gardiner – WAV right rear tire Bar Up Bull Bars 8- Brett Milburn- set of Seat Belts Modern Stainless Steel Pole Shoot Out Chad Ely –full Stainless Steel front Nerf bar set

Top 3 left to right. Liam Williams, Jimmy Gardiner, Harley Bishop

 

 

Cobby Wins Round 6, Dillon Takes Series Lead

By Phil Michell

Last night veteran Jamie Cobby turned back the clock with a vintage display at Speedway City as he led all 25 laps to secure round 6 of the QSS SA Sprintcar Shootout Series. After qualifying in position two Cobby defeated pole sitter Luke Dillon in the drag race into turn one and that proved to be the race winning move as the race went flag to flag with Dillon holding on to finish second ahead of a fast finishing Ryan Jones who unfortunately lost a lot of time to leaders early in the race trying to get past Aiden Hall.

“It just good to finally win one, it has been a while. I guess I proved that I still have it in me. I really must thank ray and Ernie Bartlett for allowing me to drive their car” added Cobby on the podium.

Dillon’s second placed finish, his first series podium result this season, catapulted him into the series lead with Dylan Jenkin, who had led the series from the outset, falling to sixth as a result of him electing to race in Sydney. Fourth place went to Keke Falland with impressive rookie Aidan Hall completing the top five.

Ricky Maiolo put in one of his better performances of the season as he just missed out on a top five while Brendan Guerin, Michael Burford, Luke Bowey and Hayden Pitt completed the top ten in the sixteen car field.

Despite moving into second and third in the series respectively Mark and Steven Caruso both had an extremely disappointing night with Steven finishing eleventh while Mark only managed a thirteenth placed result.

In what proved to be a night of good clean racing there were very incidents throughout the night with only the occasional yellow night for harmless spins. The heat winners included Cobby, Dillon, Hall and Guerin.

In the 360ci Sprintcars a field of nine cars fronted for action with Dan Evans winning his maiden feature event with Michael Lovegrove just edging out Nicole Hill for the runner-up position. Unfortunately the A-Main was marred by a nasty roll over by Darryl Guerin in turn three. The night didn’t go any better for Darwin racer Dale Griffin who crashed heavily into the turn one wall on the opening lap of heat two after contact with Lovegrove. Earlier the heats went the way Hill and Evans.

 

 

GREEN STEAMS TO EMPHATIC SCOTT DARLEY REPEAT WIN

Official release: Valvoline Raceway January 17, 2015

South Aussie Trevor Green was a jubilant back-to-back winner of the Scott Darley Challenge tonight after romping home with the $19,000 winner’s cheque at Valvoline Raceway in the 40 lap A-Main in his new colour-schemed Natrad #11 Maxim.

“Evergreen” led for much of the epic main event and almost succumbed to a sensational play for the top spot from Victorian Jamie Veal and NSW youngster Jackson Delamont in the last two laps.

Delamont had led for a large portion of the race in his Mad Harry’s Steel #48 KPC in what was his best performance in his short career to date to hold off Brad Sweet, Green, Veal, Steven Lines and Brooke Tatnell in the early stages.

“He did a really good job,” said Brooke Tatnell later of Delamont, “lately he’s been a really fast car and he’s improved so much since last year. To finish on the podium like this is such a great result for him and his Dad and Granddad. He made us all work really hard to try and get by. A podium finish in a field like this is a major achievement.”

For Green, and his trusty motor “snowflake” it was a moment to stop and savor, and an incredible result for Sydney car owner Barry Lewis who now has three consecutive Scott Darley Challenge wins to his credit (two with Green and one with Ian Madsen in 2011).

“It’s such an honour to win this race again,” grinned Green on the podium, “Barry (Lewis) and I are just about broke, so it’s great to get a good payday like this. We’ve had a shocking month so it’s good to get a bloody win! I can’t thank Barry Lewis and all our guys for a huge effort this month. We’ve been chasing our tails for such a long time but tonight we really got going and I knew we had a fast car.”

Jamie Veal came on like gangbusters in the last five laps in his SWI Engineering Maxim, as did Delamont who clawed his way out of the fingertips of Lines and Tatnell to gather up the lead duo with the white lights flashing.

Veal threw several desperate attempts at Green using the cushion and almost pullet off the pickpocket victory as the chequers flew.

“We were probably a bit cautious in the middle of the race,” Veal explained, “but then Trev slowed down a bit towards the end and I thought I’d better get rolling and have a crack. We almost got him, I wasn’t going to let him have it easy.”

Kerry Madsen bravely took the #D19 Challenge accepting the lure of double the $19,000 prize money if he could win the race from position #19 (a right he earned after winning Night One).

Passing was difficult from the tenth row of the grid and the American Racing Custom Wheels #29 fought bravely back to twelfth but was never really a factor for the win.

His electrifying drives from the night before however still lived large in every fan’s memory regardless of the Saturday night finish.

The night was peppered with personal best performances from several drivers.

Pennsylvanian Danny Holtgraver really got going in the #36 Titan Garages Maxim and came from deep within the pack to score a rapid fourth place and almost nudge his way on to the podium with a handful of laps remaining.

The top four finish was a confidence boosting result for the Titan Team and the affable PA youngster.

Brad Sweet certainly had his chances throughout the race but an eventual fifth place after battling in a hectic pack for much of the 40-lap affair was all the talented Californian could muster in his final night at Valvoline Raceway for the season.

Steven Lines also showed blistering speed, particularly around the cushion in his #3 Halls Motorsport KPC where he consistently showed potential to claim the win before eventually succumbing in sixth.

“We had our chances for sure,” Lines conceded later, “we were fast at times but we ran off the track in turn three and four and coughed up several positions that we had to scramble back for later. You can’t lose positions like that in a field like this and not pay for it.”

Brooke Tatnell was lively in the KMS #2 COOL and arm-wrestled his way throughout the top two, top three and eventually top ten for seventh in his final VR race this season also.

Muswellbrook’s Andrew Wright’s improvement since going out on the road with WSS was clearly evident with the #78 Hitachi entry looking very racy and qualifying into the Pole Shootout before eventually recording a career best eighth in the main event in front of his rabid and passionate fan club in the corporate area.

American Kyle Hirst rallied for a top ten finish in the Milwaukee Power Tools Monte Motorsport #17 and certainly had his chances.

“There were a couple times there where we really got going but it wasn’t easy out there and we couldn’t seem to move forward later in the race,” conceded the Californian post race.

20 year old Sydney racer Matt Craft was superb in the Craft Differentials #86 looking the raciest he’s been all season for an eventual tenth place finish behind Hirst with a result that probably belies just how competitive he was all weekend.

Ben Atkinson brought the #2 Pick n Payless J&J home in eleventh place behind Craft with Kerry Madsen in twelfth, Max Johnston in thirteenth and Jeremy Cross (who flew under the radar) placing fourteenth and getting some confidence boosting track time in A-Main trim under his belt.

South Aussie Dylan Jenkin faded to fifteenth by the chequers but throughout the weekend the classy South Aussie certainly showed his potential even though he was disappointed to get disqualified from the Pole Shootout for an alleged jump-start.

Blake Skipper finally seems to have mastered the differential problems that the One Steel #24 has been suffering and his sixteenth place finish in the main event was a just reward for what has been a season of frustration until now.

Americans Jason Sides and Jac Haudenschild were nineteenth and twentieth respectively.

DNF’s were posted for Toby Bellbowen, Brent Aprile, Grant Anderson and Robbie Farr.

Steven Lines pocketed a cool $1900 for winning the most amount of Pole Shootouts thanks to KCP Racing (Ian Madsen’s Des Moines Iowa team).

Trevor Green picked up the $1900 on offer for the Network Industry Quick Time and the spectacular trophy provided by Marty Perovich of the D19 logo.

Kerry Madsen picked up a further $350 from KCS catering for passing seven cars from his original #19 starting spot.

Ian Madsen unfortunately made the TV highlights reel for all the wrong reasons when he rode Jason Sides’ right rear wheel in turn three in his heat race and flipped violently into the tyre wall, completely destroying his #10 D&B Goodyer entry in the process.

“I’m really sorry for Darren and Belinda Goodyer and Dave Sharman for destroying the car,” he explained at the scene, “I was pushing really hard to get the transfer and got over Jason’s right rear. We’ve had a great run with this car here and it’s a shame we can’t take it on to our next week down south.”

Madsen actually returned later that night in a gutsy effort driving his team car of Callum Zizek in the C-Main but he struggled with the unfamiliar car and never really made an impact on the event from there.

Highlight of the night was many of the drivers carrying their helmets into the huge crowd on hand to collect contributions towards Garry Coleman’s Motorsport Ministry – Valvoline Raceway are particularly grateful to the drivers and the fans for their time and effort in assisting this wonderful cause.

The biggest crowd of the 2014/2015 season was on hand to witness some courageous Sprintcar racing on the night in difficult hot conditions where the track team had to re-work the track several times.

“We apologise for the dusty conditions early in the night,” said VR Managing Director Steven Green, “it was 40 degrees plus all day and to have so many cars here in those conditions plus racing last night made it very difficult to keep moisture in the surface. The racing was excellent despite the conditions and I’m proud of our team for working so hard and for our fans for being so patient.”

Final finishing positions in the A-Main were:

1. Trevor Green (SA)

2. Jamie Veal (VIC)

3. Jackson Delamont (NSW)

4. Danny Holtgraver (USA)

5. Brad Sweet (USA)

6. Steven Lines (SA)

7. Brooke Tatnell (NSW)

8. Andrew Wright (NSW)

9. Kyle Hirst (USA)

10. Matt Craft (NSW)

11. Ben Atkinson (NT)

12. Kerry Madsen (NSW)

13. Max Johnston (NSW)

14. Jeremy Cross (NSW)

15. Dylan Jenkin (SA)

16. Blake Skipper (NSW)

17. Sam Walsh (NSW)

18. Jason Sides (USA)

19. Jac Haudenschild (USA)

20. Garry Brazier (NSW)

21. Toby Bellbowen (NSW)

22. Brent Aprile DNF (QLD)

23. Grant Anderson DNF (NSW)

24. Robbie Farr DNF (NSW)

The next event at Valvoline Raceway is on Saturday night, January 31.

 

 

Masterful Madsen takes night one Darley Challenge

Official Release: Sprintcar Association of NSW

January 16, 2015

Kerry Madsen put on a display of brilliance to take the opening night A-Main of the Scott Darley Challenge at Valvoline Raceway tonight. Second to the line was Brad Sweet and third was James Thompson.

What made it more special was the fact he had to do it the hard way and come from the C-Main onto the B-Main and lined up at the tail end of the A-Main.

Madsen didn’t have it all his own way though in the 40 lap final, having to battle long time race leader Thompson for a number of laps and also having to pass Sweet on his way to winning. This was Kerry’s 27th career victory at the circuit.

James Thompson continues to impress, leading all bar 1 lap of the opening 26 circuits and looked very strong all the way through the event.

Rounding out the top five was Sam Walsh, who started last in 24th and American Jason Sides who had a strong night throughout.

Jamie Veal, Ben Atkinson, Jac Haudenschild, Jackson Delamont and Tim Kaeding rounded out the top ten.

Eleventh home was Brooke Tatnell followed by James McFadden, Grant Tunks, Ian Madsen, Peter Gordon, Grant Anderson, Max Dumesny, Davey Heskin, David Murcott, Shaun Dobson, Steven Lines, Matt Dumesny and Dylan Jenkin was the last classified finisher. Trevor Green was the only non-finisher of the event.

Earlier in the night it was James Thompson who set quick time followed by Atkinson and Sides. Heat race wins went to Max Dumesny, Grant Anderson, Shaun Dobson, Steven Lines and James McFadden. The two non-qualifiers were won by Jeremy Cross and Daniel Pestka.

The preliminary main winners were Seb Johnston (E-Main), Matt Jackson (D-Main), Kerry Madsen (C-Main) and Ben Atkinson (B-Main).

Attention will now turn to tomorrow night when night two will commence with time trials and if Kerry Madsen qualifies for tomorrow night’s feature, will be given the chance to take the Challenge and run from position 19.

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Sprintcar Association Of NSW, Track Championship Round 13.

VALVOLINE RACEWAY, Scott Darley Challenge Night 1.

TIME TRIALS – 1. James Thompson, 22N, 12.631; 2. Ben Atkinson 2N, 12.645; 3. Jason Sides, 7S, 12.651; 4. Jamie Veal, 35V, 12.653; 5. James McFadden, 25NQ, 12.723; 6. Marty Perovich, 17C, 12.733; 7. Dave Murcott, 1A, 12.740; 8. Brad Sweet, 99S, 12.746; 9. Ian Madsen, 10T, 12.769; 10. Max Dumesny, 5V, 12.770; 11. Tim Kaeding, 99N, 12.775; 12. Grant Anderson, 37V, 12.794; 13. Trevor Green, 11N, 12.814; 14. Jackson Delamont, 48N, 12.837; 15. Jac Haudenschild, 71U, 12.848; 16. Daniel Harding, 12W, 12.949; 17. Steven Lines, 3W, 12.956; 18. Shaun Dobson, 21C, 12.964; 19. Grant Tunks, 54N, 12.974; 20. Davey Heskin, 74U, 12.978; 21. Peter Gordon, 14N, 12.979; 22. Robbie Farr, 7Q, 12.990; 23. Toby Bell Bowen, 70N, 12.997; 24. Danny Reidy, 5NQ, 13.007; 25. Matt Dumesny, 57V, 13.029; 26. Kelly Linigen, 25N, 13.044; 27. Tim Evans, 26N, 13.068; 28. Daniel Goldoni, 7NT, 13.075; 29. Max Johnston, 38N, 13.077; 30. Glen Saville, 75N, 13.095; 31. Craig Brady, 74N, 13.099; 32. Kim Becker, 55N, 13.114; 33. Brooke Tatnell, 2W, 13.166; 34. Garry Brazier, 21N, 13.166; 35. Alex Orr, 43N, 13.174; 36. Kerry Madsen, 29N; 13.176. 37. Kyle Hirst, 17W, 13.179; 38. Roddy Bell Bowen, 7N, 13.197; 39. Andrew Wright, 78N, 13.208; 40. Matt Young, 44N, 13.215; 41. Mark Attard, 52N, 13.215; 42. Dylan Jenkin, 51S, 13.245; 43. Lachlan Abbott, 16N, 13.254; 44. Michael Saller, 56N, 13.257; 45. Jimmy Matchett, 88N, 13.271; 46. Brent Aprile, 42NQ, 13.271; 47. Matthew Craft, 86N, 13.280; 48. Sheldon Haudenschild, 60N, 13.306; 49. Darryl Campbell, 28N, 13.308; 50. Sam Walsh, 92N, 13.308; 51. Daniel Sayre, 3N, 13.398; 52. Daryl Clayden, 45W, 13.407; 53. Matt Jackson, 82N, 13.444; 54. Danny Holtgraver, 36Q, 13.460, 55. Brendan Scorgie, 57C, 13.494; 56. Lee Nash, 46W, 13.494; 57. Jordyn Brazier, 21Q, 13.502; 58. Peter Lack, 58Q, 13.513; 59. Kyle Caunt, 9N, 13.529; 60. Jay Waugh, 99C, 13.532; 61. Jeff Lawler, 41N, 13.550; 62. Blake Skipper, 24N, 13.592; 63. Matthew Thomas, 45N, 13.784; 64. Daniel Pestka, 27S, 13.824; 65. Jeremy Cross, 39N, 13.827; 66. Sebastian Johnston, 80N, 13.884; 67. Trent Pigdon, 62S, 13.916; 68. Mark House, 14T, 13.946; 69. Eddie Lumbar, 36N, 13.989; 70. Scott Reilly, 18W, 14.042; 71. Steve Johnson, 27Q, 14.081; 72. Brian Czuczi, 92C, 14.160; 73. Callum Zizek, 22T, 14.282, 74. Jason Pryde, 51Q, 14.347.

NON QUALIFY 1: (8 laps) 1. J Cross, 2. T Pigdon, 3. M Thomas, 4. E Lumbar, 5. S Johnson, (DNS) J Lawler, (DNS) C Zizek. 1:50.968.

NON QUALIFY 2: (8 laps) 1. D Pestka, 2. B Skipper, 3. M House, 4. S Reilly, 5. S Johnston, 6. B Czuczi, (DNF) J Pryde. 1:50.907.

HEAT 1: (10 laps) 1. Max Dumesny, 2. T Kaeding, 3. Davey Heskin, 4. J Thompson, 5. K Madsen, 6. K Linigen, 7. M Attard, 8. P Gordon, 9. L Nash, 10. C Brady, 11. D Sayre. 12. B Aprile. 2:15.718.

HEAT 2: (10 laps) 1. G Anderson, 2. G Tunks, 3. I Madsen, 4. D Jenkin, 5. B Atkinson, 6. K Hirst. 7. K Becker, 8. D Clayden, 9. J Brazier, 10. M Craft, (DNF) R Farr, (DNF) T Evans. NT.

HEAT 3: (10 laps) 1. S Dobson, 2. J Sides, 3. B Tatnell, 4. B Sweet, 5. P Lack, 6. T Bell Bowen, 7. R Bell Bowen, 8. T Green, 9. S Haudenschild, 10. M Jackson, 11. L Abbott, 12. J Goldoni. NT.

HEAT 4: (10 laps) 1. S Lines, 2. J Delamont, 3. D Murcott, 4. J Veal, 5. D Reidy, 6. G Brazier, 7. D Campbell, 8. M Johnston, 9. D Holtgraver, 10. A Wright, 11. M Saller, 12. K Caunt. NT.

HEAT 5: (10 laps) 1. J McFadden, 2. J Haudenschild, 3. Matt Dumesny, 4. S Walsh, 5. M Perovich, 6. G Saville, 7. M Young, 8. B Scorgie, 9. J Matchett, 10. J Waugh, (DNF) A Orr, (DNF) D Harding. NT.

E MAIN: (6 Laps) 1. S Johnston, 2. S Johnson, 3. J Pryde, 4. B Czuczi, 5. J Lawler. 1:36.733. ( Two Transfer).

D MAIN: (12 Laps) 1. M Jackson, 2. D Holtgraver, 3. L Nash, 4. B Skipper, 5. K Caunt, 6. D Pestka, 7. P Lack, 8. J Waugh, 9. S Reilly, 10. T Pigdon, 11. E Lumbar, 12. S Johnson, (DNF) M House, (DNF) M Thomas, (DNF) J Cross, (DNF) B Scorgie, (DNF) S Johnston. NT. ( Two Transfer).

C MAIN: (15 Laps) 1. K Madsen, 2. R Bell Bowen, 3. M Saller, 4. D Campbell, 5. M Young, 6. M Attard, 7. M Jackson, 8. B Aprile, 9. D Holtgraver, 10. D Clayden, 11. S Haudenschild, 12. L Abbott, 13. D Sayre, 14. M Craft, 15. A Orr, 16. J Matchett, 17. A Wright, (DNF) K Hirst. NT. ( Three Transfer).

POLE SHUFFLE: 1. J Thompson (1), 2. J Sides (2), 3. J Veal (3), 4. J McFadden (4), 5. D Murcott (5), 6. B Sweet (6), 7. T Kaeding (9), 8. I Madsen (7), 9. Max Dumesny (8), 10. G Anderson (10), 11. S Dobson (12), 12. S Lines (11).

B MAIN: ( 20 laps) 1. B Atkinson, 2. K Madsen, 3. P Gordon, 4. T Green, 5. M Perovich, 6. R Farr. 7. T Bell Bowen, 8. D Reidy, 9. D Harding, 10. M Johnston, 11. G Saville, 12. C Brady, 13. K Becker, 14. R Bell Bowen, 15. K Linigen, 16. M Saller, 17. T Evans, (DNF) G Brazier. NT. ( Four Transfer).

A MAIN: (40 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Kerry Madsen (22), 2. Brad Sweet (6), 3. James Thompson (1), 4. Sam Walsh (24), 5. Jason Sides (2), 6. Jamie Veal (3), 7. Ben Atkinson (13), 8. Jac Haudenschild (16), 9. Jackson Delamont (15), 10. Tim Kaeding (7), 11. Brooke Tatnell (21), 12. James McFadden (4), 13. Grant Tunks (17), 14. Ian Madsen (8), 15. Peter Gordon (19), 16. Grant Anderson (10), 17. Max Dumesny (9), 18. Davey Heskin (18), 19. Dave Murcott (5), 20. Shaun Dobson (11), 21. Steven Lines (12), 22. Matt Dumesny (20), 23. Dylan Jenkin (23), (DNF) Trevor Green (14). NT.

A MAIN LAP LEADERS: Laps 1 – 8 James Thompson, Lap 9 Jamie Veal, Laps 10 – 20 James Thompson, Lap 21 Brad Sweet, Laps 22 – 26 James Thompson, Laps 27 – 35 Brad Sweet, Laps 36 – 40 Kerry Madsen.

FASTEST LAP: Lap 3, Jamie Veal 14.816.

HARD CHARGER: Kerry Madsen

NSW WINGLESS SPRINTS, INVITATIONAL.

HEAT 1: (8 laps) 1. Sean Dicker, 2. Michael Sammut, 3. Steve Pacchiarotta, 4. Nikki Briton, 5. Mikaela Blyton, 6. Geoff Piekar, 7. Marshall Blyton, 8. Courtney O’Hehir, 9. John McRae, 10. Jeff Neve, 11. Gregory Cowan.

HEAT 2: (8 laps) 1. Nathan Dicker, 2. Adam Hourigan, 3. Scott Rowe, 4. Jason Bates, 5. Clint McCorquodale, 6. Mark Blyton, 7. Daniel Beard, 8. Wayne Arnold, 9. Troy Carey, 10. Eren Karabay.

HEAT 3: (8 laps) 1. Jeff Neve, 2. Geoff Piekar, 3. Marshall Blyton, 4. Nikki Briton, 5. Sean Dicker, 6. Mikaela Blyton, 7. Courtney O’Hehir, 8. M Sammut, 9. John McRae, 10. Gregory Cowan, 11. Steven Pacchiarotta.

HEAT 4: (8 laps) 1. Clint McCorquodale, 2. Adam Hourigan, 3. Nathan Dicker, 4. Scott Rowe, 5. Mark Blyton, 6. Jason Bates, 7. Michael Gray, 8. Daniel Beard, 9. Troy Carey, 10. Wayne Arnold. 11. Eren Karabay.

(A Main not run due to Time Curfew.)

 

 

KERRY KNOWS HIS A, B, C’s.

For immediate release: Valvoline Raceway

January 16, 2015

Kerry Madsen was simply stunning in his come from behind win in the first night of the Scott Darley Challenge at Valvoline Raceway tonight.

In front of his delighted hometown crowd Madsen put on a clinic to come from first the “C Main” then the “B Main” and eventually put his stamp on the 40 lap A-Main to pocket the $19,000 winner’s purse.

“I’ve seen Kerry do things like that all year,” smiled eventual second placed Brad Sweet, “he’s such a phenomenal driver when he’s on like that. That’s why he’s one of the best in the world.”

“I still can’t believe it,” glowed Madsen from victory lane, “it felt like we must have done 100 laps tonight and passed so many cars. I really enjoyed racing like that though, the car was fast and the track allowed me to come through. It’s a really satisfying feeling to win this for the Darley Family and for my team who gave me such a great car.”

Quizzed on emotion behind this race for Scott Darley the winner was instantly overcome.

“Of course you want to win a race because you’re a racer but then you stop and think about what this one means and it’s much more special. It’s an honour to win this.”

Sentimental favourite for the event was early leader and budget racer James Thompson as he bravely fought off the advances of some of the most talented racers on the planet in his family owned #22 Stahlwille Tools entry.

“I did my best to hold them out,” grinned the eventual third placed Sydneysider, “but when you’re racing with guys like these you can’t afford to put a wheel wrong. It’s such a buzz to race in this kind of competition.”

Sweet paid tribute to Thompson’s drive.

“I’ve been watching him (James) since we started racing here this year and he’s definitely fast. He did a great job to hold out some really impressive teams.”

Brad Sweet did his share of leading too in the #99 Ruhs Brothers entry but he bent the front end of the car when he got into the lapped Matt Dumesny’s rear and nearly spun.

In the end, he did spin across the finish line where only just registered the finish.

“I gotta apologise to the flagman if I scared him,” Sweet explained, “I didn’t have much car control in the end.”

Sam Walsh was another driver who starred in his #92 Fleck Earthmoving entry as the livewire Sydney youngster steered from a B-Main start to an eventual and gutsy fourth place finish just outside the podium result.

For the race’s entirety it was a swashbuckling affair from second place to tenth as Jason Sides, Jamie Veal, Ben Atkinson, Tim Kaeding, Grant Anderson and Jac Haudenschild traded lines and positions.

American Jason Sides placed fifth ahead of Jamie Veal in sixth, Ben Atkinson seventh, Jac Haudenschild eighth, Jackson Delamont ninth and Tim Kaeding rounding out the top ten.

Brooke Tatnell was looking very fast in the KMS #2 entry until he was sent to the rear for tagging Davey Heskin and causing a yellow in turn two.

Tatnell charged back to an eventual eleventh by the fall of chequers to edge out James McFadden in twelfth, Grant Tunks thirteenth, Ian Madsen fourteenth, Peter Gordon fifteenth, Grant Anderson sixteenth, Max Dumesny seventeenth, Davey Heskin eighteenth, David Murcott nineteenth and Shaun Dobson rounding out the twenty.

Steven Lines was twenty first, Matt Dumesny twenty second and Dylan Jenkin was the last placed finisher in twenty third.

The only DNF of the event was Trevor Green with driveline issues.

The 12-car Pole Shootout was a huge hit with the large and vocal crowd as James Thompson edged out Jason Sides to start on pole position in the main event.

Within the Pole Shootout however was some truly inspired driving from Tim Kaeding, James McFadden and Jamie Veal that really got the place jumping.

The B-Main was won by Ben Atkinson (his eventual 7th place in the A-Main was excellent) from Kerry Madsen (who came from the back) Peter Gordon and Trevor Green listed as the four transferees to the A-Main.

Kerry Madsen won the C-Main convincingly from Roddy Bellbowen from Mick Saller and Darryl Campbell.

Matt Jackson won the D-Main from American Danny Holtgraver in second whilst the E-Main was claimed by Sebastian Johnston over Steve Johnson.

James Thompson claimed the Network Industry Quick Time whilst an emotional highlight for the night was the appearance of the Roddy Bellbowen #7 Scott Darley tribute car in the national anthem parade lap.

The crowd stood and cheered the huge effort invested by Bellbowen to turn out a stunning rolling masterpiece of images of Scotty.

Tomorrow night is the second and final night of the Scott Darley Challenge.

 

 

 

Reutzel Closes Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown With First Career 410 Win

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 10, 2015) - Aaron Reutzel capped the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown by accomplishing a goal that had evaded him throughout the first week and a half of the new year.

Reutzel led all but one lap on Saturday at Cocopah Speedway, where he recorded his first career 410ci sprint car feature victory during the final night of the five-race event.

"It's unreal," he said. "To come out of the box and lead the first two nights and then something happened. We were leading this deal and I was just waiting for something to happen."

After earning a front row starting position for the first two Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown races last weekend only to have mechanical issues derail him, Reutzel took advantage of a similar opportunity on Saturday when he lined up on the inside of NASCAR star Kasey Kahne to start the 30-lap, $12,000-to-win feature.

Reutzel powered to the bottom groove entering turn one to take the lead during the third different race of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

Meanwhile, Craig Dollansky drove around Kahne exiting turn four on the second lap and he started to stalk Reutzel. Dollansky closed to the bumper of Reutzel entering turn one on Lap 9 before taking the lead with a power move on the outside of Reutzel in turn four.

Reutzel returned the favor on the ensuing lap by regaining the lead before his nose wing broke, which affected the handling for the final two thirds of the race.

"Craig drove around me through the middle," he said. "I got the wing back a little farther and figured I was going to try to go back around him the same way. Luckily I got right back by him. Then the nose wing fell done so luckily I got by him that lap because we definitely wouldn't have passed him with that nose wing down."

Traffic entered the picture around the midpoint of the race, but it didn't slow Reutzel as he hit his marks along the bottom groove of the track each lap. Dollansky stayed within striking distance, but it was David Gravel who maneuvered from fourth to second place on the final lap with a daring move.

"It was the last lap and I said screw it, I'm going to the top," Gravel said. "The rubber held me to the center and then I picked up the grip coming off and it worked. I couldn't believe I passed Dollansky, too. I got into the wall a little bit, but it was worth it."

Dollansky settled for third place, which marked his first podium of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

"It was a long week, but we just kept digging," he said. "Tonight I was trying to run conservative, but good enough to hopefully win the race. (Reutzel) did a great job winning tonight. We had a car that was in the game and that's all you can ask for."

Sam Hafertepe Jr. finished fourth with Kahne rounding out the top five.

Danny Lasoski, who won Friday's main event, earned the Hard Charger Award on Saturday by rallying from 16th to sixth. He also earned the overall Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown championship and a $4,000 bonus thanks to Cometic Gasket, JE Pistons and K1 Technologies.

"That's a credit to my team," he said. "I'm just the guy who gets to drive."

Christopher Bell placed seventh with Stevie Smith, who was tied with Lasoski in the championship standings but lost the tiebreaker because of Lasoski winning a feature, ending eighth. Kraig Kinser scored a ninth-place result with Henry Van Dam rallying for his fourth top 10 of the event.

Reutzel, Dollansky, Dale Blaney and Logan Forler each won a heat race with Steve Kinser, Kahne, Hafertepe and Mason Moore claiming qualifiers. Logan Schuchart was victorious in the B Main.

It was announced during Opening Ceremonies that the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will return in 2016 to Cocopah Speedway. The 410ci sprint car races held on Jan. 1-2 and on Jan. 8-9 will each pay $12,000 to win and $1,000 to start with the midweek race on Jan. 5 giving $5,000 to the winner.

JAN. 10 RESULTS -

Heat Race 1 (8 laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel (2); 2. 33-Danny Lasoski (1); 3. 1s-Logan Schuchart (4); 4. 11c-Roger Crockett (6); 5. 3c-Willie Croft (3); 6. 77x-Wayne Johnson (5); 7. 74x-Josh Hodges (8); 8. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson (7).

Heat Race 2 (8 laps): 1. 7-Craig Dollansky (1); 2. 33v-Henry Van Dam (2); 3. 31b-Christopher Bell (3); 4. 82-Dusty Zomer (5); 5. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (4); 6. 9-Kasey Kahne (8); 7. 88n-D.J. Netto (7); 8. 99-Skylar Gee (6).

Heat Race 3 (8 laps): 1. 57-Dale Blaney (1); 2. 26-Joey Saldana (4); 3. 83-David Gravel (2); 4. 21-Brian Brown (3); 5. 94-Ryan Smith (6); 6. 11-Steve Kinser (7); 7. 88-Brandon Rahmer (5); 8. 51-Paul McMahan (8).

Heat Race 4 (8 laps): 1. 2l-Logan Forler (1); 2. 1a-Jacob Allen (2); 3. 51s-Stevie Smith (5); 4. 11k-Kraig Kinser (6); 5. 22-Mason Moore (4); 6. 24-Rico Abreu (7); 7. 9r-Reece Goetz (8); 8. 98-Matt Jensen (3).

Qualifier 1 (10 laps): 1. 11-Steve Kinser (1); 2. 94-Ryan Smith (2); 3. 51s-Stevie Smith (3); 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel (6); 5. 1s-Logan Schuchart (4); 6. 51-Paul McMahan (8); 7. 2l-Logan Forler (5); 8. 74x-Josh Hodges (7).

Qualifier 2 (10 laps): 1. 9-Kasey Kahne (2); 2. 24-Rico Abreu (1); 3. 83-David Gravel (3); 4. 11c-Roger Crockett (4); 5. 33v-Henry Van Dam (5); 6. 26-Joey Saldana (6); 7. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson (8); 8. 9r-Reece Goetz (7).

Qualifier 3 (10 laps): 1. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2); 2. 3c-Willie Croft (1); 3. 11k-Kraig Kinser (4); 4. 82-Dusty Zomer (3); 5. 7-Craig Dollansky (6); 6. 1a-Jacob Allen (5); 7. 99-Skylar Gee (8); 8. 88n-D.J. Netto (7).

Qualifier 4 (10 laps): 1. 22-Mason Moore (2); 2. 77x-Wayne Johnson (1); 3. 31b-Christopher Bell (4); 4. 21-Brian Brown (3); 5. 33-Danny Lasoski (5); 6. 57-Dale Blaney (6); 7. 88-Brandon Rahmer (7); 8. 98-Matt Jensen (8).

B Main (15 laps/8 transfer): 1. 1s-Logan Schuchart (1); 2. 82-Dusty Zomer (3); 3. 24-Rico Abreu (2); 4. 77x-Wayne Johnson (7); 5. 3c-Willie Croft (4); 6. 1a-Jacob Allen (5); 7. 2l-Logan Forler (6); 8. 21-Brian Brown (8); 9. 51-Paul McMahan (9); 10. 9r-Reece Goetz (13); 11. 88-Brandon Rahmer (10); 12. 99-Skylar Gee (14); 13. 88n-D.J. Netto (15); 14. 74x-Josh Hodges (11); 15. 98-Matt Jensen (16); 16. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson (12).

A Main (30 laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel (1); 2. 83-David Gravel (9); 3. 7-Craig Dollansky (4); 4. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (6); 5. 9-Kasey Kahne (2); 6. 33-Danny Lasoski (16); 7. 31b-Christopher Bell (5); 8. 51s-Stevie Smith (8); 9. 11k-Kraig Kinser (3); 10. 33v-Henry Van Dam (14); 11. 82-Dusty Zomer (18); 12. 11c-Roger Crockett (12); 13. 11-Steve Kinser (10); 14. 57-Dale Blaney (15); 15. 22-Mason Moore (7); 16. 24-Rico Abreu (19); 17. 26-Joey Saldana (13); 18. 77x-Wayne Johnson (20); 19. 21-Brian Brown (24); 20. 3c-Willie Croft (21); 21. 94-Ryan Smith (11); 22. 2l-Logan Forler (23); 23. 1a-Jacob Allen (22); 24. 1s-Logan Schuchart (17).

(Top 24 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.)

POINTS FINISH -

T1. 33-Danny Lasoski 880; T1. 51s-Stevie Smith 880; 3. 26-Joey Saldana 876; 4. 51-Paul McMahan 873; 5. 11c-Roger Crockett 836; 6. 31b-Christopher Bell 835; T7. 83-David Gravel 815; T7. 11k-Kraig Kinser 815; T9. 33v-Henry Van Dam 805; T9. 9-Kasey Kahne 805; 11. 21-Brian Brown 795; 12. 11-Steve Kinser 793; 13. 7-Craig Dollansky 792; 14. 57-Dale Blaney 768; 15. 1s-Logan Schuchart 767; 16. 82-Dusty Zomer 763; 17. 87-Aaron Reutzel 757; 18. 3c-Willie Croft 755; 19. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 726; 20. 22-Mason Moore 724; 21. 2l-Logan Forler 711; 22. 94-Ryan Smith 708; 23. 9r-Reece Goetz 694; 24. 1a-Jacob Allen 648; 25. 99n-D.J. Netto 630; 26. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson 626; 27. 99-Skylar Gee 594; 28. 77x-Wayne Johnson 586; 29. 42-Kyle Larson 523; 30. 51r-Freddie Rahmer 450; 31. 98-Matt Jensen 441; 32. 74x-Josh Hodges 337; 33. 24-Rico Abreu 297; 34. 23-Seth Bergman 279; 35. 88-Brandon Rahmer 238; 26. 55-Bud Walberg 107.

WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

Dates: Jan. 2-3, 6, 9-10, 2015

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night (Jan. 2-3, 9-10); $5,000-to-win (Jan. 6); approximately $250,000 total prize money

Type: 410ci sprint cars

Times: Pit gate opens at 11 a.m.; main gates open at 2 p.m.; hot laps at 6:30 p.m.; Opening Ceremonies at 7 p.m.

TICKETS -

Fans can purchase tickets by clicking https://secure.pivotalracing.com/venues/cocopah-speedway.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

SPEED SPORT Productions will be broadcasting live Pay-Per-View video of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown for $27.95 per night. Visit http://www.SPEEDSPORT.TV/live for more information. The event will also be taped for a pair of one-hour delayed television broadcasts via MAVTV.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown

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

THE EVENT -

The inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will showcase the top sprint car drivers in the world in sunny Southwest Arizona during the first two weekends of January in 2015. 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 -

A $10,000 points fund will be split among the top-five finishers. The champion will receive a $4,000 bonus with drivers finishing second through fifth each offered $1,500. A driver will earn points throughout heat races, qualifying races and main events during the five events. A competitor must attempt to race in all five Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown races to be eligible for the points fund.

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 shelf stock, custom and short-run gaskets for the performance aftermarket, original equipment and motor sports industries. The company, which is located in Concord, Ohio, was created in 1989 and ships out more than 5,000 types of gaskets to customers worldwide. 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 , which is located in Mentor, Ohio, has many years in the field of designing, engineering and manufacturing connecting rods and crankshafts. 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 and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Lasoski Steals Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Thriller With Last-Lap Pass

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 9, 2015) - Danny Lasoski's smile couldn't have been scrubbed off his face Friday night at Cocopah Speedway, where he executed a last-lap pass to score the $12,000 top prize during Round 4 of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

Lasoski marked the fourth different driver to win a feature during the inaugural event, which wraps up on Saturday with a $12,000-to-win feature and a $4,000 bonus to the overall champion of the five-race event.

"We've got a really good team," he said. "It may be a bunch of buddies together, but we have a really good team."

Dale Blaney, who started on the outside of the front row for the 30-lap main event, took the lead exiting turn four on the opening lap after racing side by side with polesitter Paul McMahan.

Blaney built a sizeable advantage during the first half of the race despite entering traffic on Lap 8. Meanwhile, Lasoski, who started fifth, began to advance in the running order near the midpoint of the feature.

"When you see the leader and you're not gaining on him the first thing a driver does is start searching," he said. "I started searching and just basically went where they weren't and found something that made my car work."

Lasoski passed Joey Saldana for third place exiting turn two on Lap 15 and he repeated the move in the same spot on McMahan during the ensuing lap. Heavy traffic with approximately 10 laps remaining played to Lasoski's favor.

While Blaney struggled to put NASCAR star Kasey Kahne down a lap, Lasoski inched closer to the lead every lap. He was within striking distance on Lap 23, but Blaney was able to create some breathing room during the following few laps.

Lasoski remained a couple of car lengths out of the lead when the white flag was waved. However, Blaney was slowed while trying to lap a car in turn one on the final lap.

"I went down into (turn) one and he kinda took the middle," Blaney said. "I thought he was going to leave a little bit of the bottom open for me to plug it, but he turned down left and I was going to have to get on the bank. I should have just stayed to his inside and probably blocked that line. I kinda lost the nose of it and had to run around him."

Lasoski took advantage and the cars exited turn two three wide with Lasoski on the bottom, the lapped car in the middle and Blaney on the outside. Lasoski was first to the bottom groove entering turn three and he slid up to the cushion exiting turn four. Blaney drove off the bottom leaving the final turn, but Lasoski's momentum gave him a car-length advantage across the finish line.

"That was luck," he said. "(Blaney) just got hung up. Whenever I'd get within a car length of him I'd get tight. I had to move around, move around. He was setting a good pace and he just got held up, but sometimes it's better to be running second."

McMahan finished third, which marked his third podium result of the event. He leads the championship standings by 24 points entering Saturday's final round.

"We were good early and just kinda got real free toward the end," he said. "I might have heated the tires up a little too much. It's another solid night for us. We had a good race car; just not good enough to win."

Roger Crockett earned a fourth-place result with Saldana, who is second in the championship standings, rounding out the top five. Henry Van Dam scored a sixth-place finish, Brian Brown was seventh, Kraig Kinser ended eighth, Stevie Smith placed ninth and Christopher Bell capped the top 10.

Mason Moore recorded a $1,000 bonus as the Hard Charger thanks to an anonymous donation by a fan from the Northwest.

Bell, Crockett, McMahan and Saldana powered to heat race wins with Brown, Van Dam, Ryan Smith and David Gravel claiming qualifiers. Steve Kinser, who was victorious during Tuesday's Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown, won the B Main.

The Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown wraps up on Saturday with Opening Ceremonies at 7 p.m. Fans can order live Pay-Per-View video by visiting http://www.SPEEDSPORT.tv/live.

JAN. 9 RESULTS -

Heat Race 1 (8 laps): 1. 31b-Christopher Bell (2); 2. 57-Dale Blaney (1); 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel (6); 4. 88n-D.J. Netto (4); 5. 33v-Henry Van Dam (3); 6. 2l-Logan Forler (8); 7. 1a-Jacob Allen (7); 8. 88-Brandon Rahmer (5).

Heat Race 2 (8 laps): 1. 11c-Roger Crockett (1); 2. 74x-Josh Hodges (4); 3. 1s-Logan Schuchart (3); 4. 51s-Stevie Smith (6); 5. 11k-Kraig Kinser (7); 6. 83-David Gravel (5); 7. 9-Kasey Kahne (8); 8. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson (2).

Heat Race 3 (8 laps): 1. 51-Paul McMahan (1); 2. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (3); 3. 33-Danny Lasoski (6); 4. 21-Brian Brown (4); 5. 94-Ryan Smith (2); 6. 11-Steve Kinser (7); 7. 77x-Wayne Johnson (5); 8. 9r-Reece Goetz (8).

Heat Race 4 (8 laps): 1. 26-Joey Saldana (2); 2. 3c-Willie Croft (1); 3. 7-Craig Dollansky (6); 4. 24-Rico Abreu (3); 5. 22-Mason Moore (8); 6. 82-Dusty Zomer (7); 7. 99-Skylar Gee (5); 8. 98-Matt Jensen (4).

Qualifier 1 (10 laps): 1. 21-Brian Brown (2); 2. 82-Dusty Zomer (1); 3. 33-Danny Lasoski (5); 4. 31b-Christopher Bell (6); 5. 9-Kasey Kahne (7); 6. 9r-Reece Goetz (8); 7. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (4); 8. 22-Mason Moore (DNS).

Qualifier 2 (10 laps): 1. 33v-Henry Van Dam (1); 2. 57-Dale Blaney (4); 3. 24-Rico Abreu (2); 4. 26-Joey Saldana (6); 5. 1s-Logan Schuchart (3); 6. 7-Craig Dollansky (5); 7. 1a-Jacob Allen (7); 8. 88-Brandon Rahmer (8).

Qualifier 3 (10 laps): 1. 94-Ryan Smith (1); 2. 2l-Logan Forler (2); 3. 11k-Kraig Kinser (3); 4. 3c-Willie Croft (4); 5. 11c-Roger Crockett (5); 6. 77x-Wayne Johnson (7); 7. 74x-Josh Hodges (6); 8. 98-Matt Jensen (8).

Qualifier 4 (10 laps): 1. 83-David Gravel (1); 2. 51-Paul McMahan (5); 3. 11-Steve Kinser (2); 4. 51s-Stevie Smith (4); 5. 88n-D.J. Netto (3); 6. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson (8); 7. 99-Skylar Gee (7); 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel (6).

B Main (15 laps/8 transfer): 1. 11-Steve Kinser (4); 2. 82-Dusty Zomer (1); 3. 1s-Logan Schuchart (3); 4. 9-Kasey Kahne (9); 5. 88n-D.J. Netto (7); 6. 77x-Wayne Johnson (10); 7. 22-Mason Moore (8); 8. 9r-Reece Goetz (11); 9. 1a-Jacob Allen (13); 10. 88-Brandon Rahmer (15); 11. 99-Skylar Gee (14); 12. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson (12); 13. 74x-Josh Hodges (2); 14. 98-Matt Jensen (16); 15. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (DNS); 16. 87-Aaron Reutzel (DNS).

A Main (30 laps): 1. 33-Danny Lasoski (5); 2. 57-Dale Blaney (2); 3. 51-Paul McMahan (1); 4. 11c-Roger Crockett (7); 5. 26-Joey Saldana (4); 6. 33v-Henry Van Dam (9); 7. 21-Brian Brown (6); 8. 11k-Kraig Kinser (11); 9. 51s-Stevie Smith (12); 10. 31b-Christopher Bell (3); 11. 94-Ryan Smith (13); 12. 3c-Willie Croft (8); 13. 83-David Gravel (15); 14. 11-Steve Kinser (17); 15. 82-Dusty Zomer (18); 16. 9-Kasey Kahne (20); 17. 22-Mason Moore (23); 18. 2l-Logan Forler (10); 19. 1s-Logan Schuchart (19); 20. 24-Rico Abreu (16); 21. 9r-Reece Goetz (24); 22. 88n-D.J. Netto (21); 23. 77x-Wayne Johnson (22); 24. 7-Craig Dollansky (14).

(Top 24 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 ROUND 4 -

1. 51-Paul McMahan 750; 2. 26-Joey Saldana 726; 3. 51s-Stevie Smith 708; 4. 33-Danny Lasoski 703; 5. 11c-Roger Crockett 676; 6. 31b-Christopher Bell 660; 7. 21-Brian Brown 649; 8. 11k-Kraig Kinser 647; 9. 33v-Henry Van Dam 640; 10. 11-Steve Kinser 634; 11. 1s-Logan Schuchart 631; 12. 9-Kasey Kahne 625; 13. 83-David Gravel 624; 14. 57-Dale Blaney 611; 15. 3c-Willie Croft 610; 16. 7-Craig Dollansky 605; 17. 82-Dusty Zomer 601; 18. 9r-Reece Goetz 574; 19. 2l-Logan Forler 571; 20. 22-Mason Moore 568; 21. 94-Ryan Smith 565; 22. 87-Aaron Reutzel 560; 23. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 542; 24. 42-Kyle Larson 523; 25. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson 518; 26. 88n-D.J. Netto 516; 27. 1a-Jacob Allen 510; 28. 99-Skylar Gee 478; 29. 51r-Freddie Rahmer 450; 30. 77x-Wayne Johnson 438; 31. 98-Matt Jensen 332; 32. 23-Seth Bergman 279; 33. 74x-Josh Hodges 225; 34. 24-Rico Abreu 145; 35. 88-Brandon Rahmer 119; 36. 55-Bud Walberg 107.

WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

Dates: Jan. 2-3, 6, 9-10, 2015

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night (Jan. 2-3, 9-10); $5,000-to-win (Jan. 6); approximately $250,000 total prize money

Type: 410ci sprint cars

Times: Pit gate opens at 11 a.m.; main gates open at 2 p.m.; hot laps at 6:30 p.m.; Opening Ceremonies at 7 p.m.

TICKETS -

Fans can purchase tickets by clicking https://secure.pivotalracing.com/venues/cocopah-speedway.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

SPEED SPORT Productions will be broadcasting live Pay-Per-View video of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown for $27.95 per night. Visit http://www.SPEEDSPORT.TV/live for more information. The event will also be taped for a pair of one-hour delayed television broadcasts via MAVTV.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown

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

THE EVENT -

The inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will showcase the top sprint car drivers in the world in sunny Southwest Arizona during the first two weekends of January in 2015. 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 -

A $10,000 points fund will be split among the top-five finishers. The champion will receive a $4,000 bonus with drivers finishing second through fifth each offered $1,500. A driver will earn points throughout heat races, qualifying races and main events during the five events. A competitor must attempt to race in all five Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown races to be eligible for the points fund.

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 shelf stock, custom and short-run gaskets for the performance aftermarket, original equipment and motor sports industries. The company, which is located in Concord, Ohio, was created in 1989 and ships out more than 5,000 types of gaskets to customers worldwide. 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 , which is located in Mentor, Ohio, has many years in the field of designing, engineering and manufacturing connecting rods and crankshafts. 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 and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

'The King' Earns New Crown at Round 3 of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 6, 2015) - The King reigns!

Fresh off his final full-time season with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, Steve Kinser led the first two and the last 16 laps of the 30-lap feature on Tuesday night at Cocopah Speedway during CARQUEST Auto Parts and Bingham Truck & Auto Night 3 at the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

The win was Kinser's first at the track since the 3/8-mile oval hosted its lone World of Outlaws event in February 1991.

"I'd still like to be a little younger, I can tell you that, but I'm not," he joked. "But I'm not going to complain about my career. It's nice to get a win here."

Paul McMahan finished second, which propelled him into the lead of the event standings heading into the final weekend, with 12th-starting Brian Brown rounding out the podium to earn the $2,000 Hard Charger Award bonus thanks to Kim and Glen Hanson of Here 2 Wire Inc. in Lake Stevens, Wash.

"Hopefully the casino doesn't get it back," Brown said with a big grin. "I don't know who the Here 2 Wire people are, but I'm definitely going to shake their hands and thank them. That's what makes the event an event."

Kinser, who is affectionately known as 'The King' of sprint car racing and who drives for NASCAR veteran Tony Stewart, shared the front row of the main event with NASCAR sensation Kyle Larson - the most recent Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown feature last Saturday. The duo traded the lead each of the first three laps with Larson sliding Kinser in turns one and two before Kinser powered to the top spot prior to the flag stand on Laps 1 and 2.

Larson's slide job on Lap 3 gave him the lead for approximately a dozen laps before his right rear tire went flat on Lap 15. Larson slowed to bring out a caution and was forced to the work area, where his team replaced the tire.

That gave Kinser the lead back for good. He went to the top groove as traffic entered the picture with approximately eight laps remaining, which allowed McMahan to close the deficit. However, Craig Dollansky, who was running in third place, flipped out of the track in turn one on Lap 24 to cause the final caution of the race.

Kinser took a commanding lead on the restart and sailed to the victory one race after violently flipping out of the track himself.

"From being in between the walls upside down to winning tonight I've got no complains whatsoever," he said.

McMahan's second-place result marked his second podium finish in three Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown races.

"We definitely wanted to win tonight, but Steve had a good race car," he said. "It's good to see Steve back in Victory Lane. We had a good race car. We got by him one time and the yellow came out and he got his spot back. You can't show 'The King' the way around and not have him give it to you the second time."

Brown, who had nose wing damage from the opening lap, earned his first podium of the event following his wild crash last Saturday.

"The goal is not usually to run third, but the goal isn't to almost flip out of the ball park in the heat race either," he said. "From where we were the other night to where we are right now just speaks volumes about our team."

Logan Schuchart placed fourth and Kraig Kinser was fifth, marking the first top-five result for either driver during the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

Henry Van Dam scored a sixth-place finish with Larson rebounding from last on the Lap 15 restart to end seventh. Christopher Bell advanced from 15 th to eighth, Joey Saldana was ninth and Dusty Zomer maneuvered from 18th to 10th.

Steve Kinser, Van Dam, Dollansky and Kraig Kinser claimed heat races with Schuchart, Logan Forler, Roger Crockett and David Gravel scoring wins in qualifiers. Gravel also won the B Main.

The Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown continues on Friday with Opening Ceremonies at 7 p.m. Fans can order live Pay-Per-View video by visiting http://www.SPEEDSPORT.tv/live.

JAN. 6 RESULTS -

Heat Race 1 (8 laps): 1. 11-Steve Kinser (2); 2. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (3); 3. 51s-Stevie Smith (5); 4. 77x-Wayne Johnson (6); 5. 21-Brian Brown (7); 6. 2l-Logan Forler (8); 7. 57-Dale Blaney (1); 8. 3c-Willie Croft (4).

Heat Race 2 (8 laps): 1. 33v-Henry Van Dam (2); 2. 31b-Christopher Bell (4); 3. 42-Kyle Larson (8); 4. 9r-Reece Goetz (1); 5. 94-Ryan Smith (3); 6. 11c-Roger Crockett (6); 7. 33-Danny Lasoski (7); 8. 51r-Freddie Rahmer (5).

Heat Race 3 (8 laps): 1. 7-Craig Dollansky (1); 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel (4); 3. 1a-Jacob Allen (2); 4. 82-Dusty Zomer (5); 5. 1s-Logan Schuchart (7); 6. 83-David Gravel (6); 7. 99-Skylar Gee (3); 8. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson (8).

Heat Race 4 (8 laps): 1. 11k-Kraig Kinser (2); 2. 51-Paul McMahan (3); 3. 9-Kasey Kahne (1); 4. 26-Joey Saldana (6); 5. 22-Mason Moore (4); 6. 88n-D.J. Netto (7); 7. 23-Seth Bergman (5).

Qualifier 1 (10 laps): 1. 1s-Logan Schuchart (2); 2. 51-Paul McMahan (4); 3. 42-Kyle Larson (6); 4. 33-Danny Lasoski (7); 5. 88n-D.J. Netto (1); 6. 31b-Christopher Bell (5); 7. 57-Dale Blaney (8); 8. 1a-Jacob Allen (3).

Qualifier 2 (10 laps): 1. 2l-Logan Forler (2); 2. 11-Steve Kinser (6); 3. 51s-Stevie Smith (4); 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel (5); 5. 82-Dusty Zomer (3); 6. 51r-Freddie Rahmer (8); 7. 94-Ryan Smith (1); 8. 23-Seth Bergman (DNS).

Qualifier 3 (10 laps): 1. 11c-Roger Crockett (1); 2. 9r-Reece Goetz (2); 3. 77x-Wayne Johnson (4); 4. 7-Craig Dollansky (5); 5. 33v-Henry Van Dam (6); 6. 9-Kasey Kahne (3); 7. 3c-Willie Croft (8); 8. 99-Skylar Gee (7).

Qualifier 4 (10 laps): 1. 83-David Gravel (1); 2. 22-Mason Moore (2); 3. 21-Brian Brown (3); 4. 26-Joey Saldana (4); 5. 11k-Kraig Kinser (6); 6. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5); 7. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson (7).

B Main (15 laps/8 transfer): 1. 83-David Gravel (1); 2. 82-Dusty Zomer (4); 3. 33-Danny Lasoski (5); 4. 22-Mason Moore (2); 5. 9-Kasey Kahne (6); 6. 1a-Jacob Allen (8); 7. 3c-Willie Croft (13); 8. 88n-D.J. Netto (7); 9. 99-Skylar Gee (15); 10. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson (12); 11. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (3); 12. 57-Dale Blaney (11); 13. 51r-Freddie Rahmer (10); 14. 94-Ryan Smith (DNS); 15. 23-Seth Bergman (DNS).

A Main (30 laps): 1. 11-Steve Kinser (1); 2. 51-Paul McMahan (3); 3. 21-Brian Brown (12); 4. 1s-Logan Schuchart (4); 5. 11k-Kraig Kinser (9); 6. 33v-Henry Van Dam (8); 7. 42-Kyle Larson (2); 8. 31b-Christopher Bell (15); 9. 26-Joey Saldana (13); 10. 82-Dusty Zomer (18); 11. 51s-Stevie Smith (5); 12. 22-Mason Moore (20); 13. 77x-Wayne Johnson (11); 14. 11c-Roger Crockett (16); 15. 2l-Logan Forler (10); 16. 9r-Reece Goetz (14); 17. 88n-D.J. Netto (24); 18. 9-Kasey Kahne (21); 19. 7-Craig Dollansky (7); 20. 83-David Gravel (17); 21. 87-Aaron Reutzel (6); 22. 3c-Willie Croft (23); 23. 1a-Jacob Allen (22); 24. 33-Danny Lasoski (DNS).

(Top 24 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 ROUND 3 -

.1. 51-Paul McMahan 560; 2. 26-Joey Saldana 544; 3. 51s-Stevie Smith 541; 4. 42-Kyle Larson 523; 5. 33-Danny Lasoski 507; 6. 31b-Christopher Bell 493; 7. 11c-Roger Crockett 492; 8. 1s-Logan Schuchart 485; 9. 11-Steve Kinser 479; T10. 9-Kasey Kahne 477; T10. 11k-Kraig Kinser 477; 12. 21-Brian Brown 473; 13. 7-Craig Dollansky 470; 14. 83-David Gravel 465; 15. 33v-Henry Van Dam 462; 16. 51r-Freddie Rahmer 450; T17. 87-Aaron Reutzel 448; T17. 3c-Willie Croft 448; 19. 82-Dusty Zomer 447; 20. 9r-Reece Goetz 438; 21. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 426; T22. 2l-Logan Forler 432; T22. 22-Mason Moore 432; 24. 57-Dale Blaney 418; T25. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson 401; T25. 94-Ryan Smith 401; 27. 1a-Jacob Allen 387; 28. 88n-D.J. Netto 377; 29. 99-Skylar Gee 359; 30. 77x-Wayne Johnson 305; 31. 23-Seth Bergman 279; 32. 98-Matt Jensen 221; 33. 55-Bud Walberg 107; 34. 74x-Josh Hodges 105.

WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

Dates: Jan. 2-3, 6, 9-10, 2015

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night (Jan. 2-3, 9-10); $5,000-to-win (Jan. 6); approximately $250,000 total prize money

Type: 410ci sprint cars

Times: Pit gate opens at 11 a.m.; main gates open at 2 p.m.; hot laps at 6:30 p.m.; Opening Ceremonies at 7 p.m.

TICKETS -

Fans can purchase tickets by clicking https://secure.pivotalracing.com/venues/cocopah-speedway.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

SPEED SPORT Productions will be broadcasting live Pay-Per-View video of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown for $27.95 per night. Visit http://www.SPEEDSPORT.TV/live for more information. The event will also be taped for a pair of one-hour delayed television broadcasts via MAVTV.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown

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

THE EVENT -

The inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will showcase the top sprint car drivers in the world in sunny Southwest Arizona during the first two weekends of January in 2015. 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 -

A $10,000 points fund will be split among the top-five finishers. The champion will receive a $4,000 bonus with drivers finishing second through fifth each offered $1,500. A driver will earn points throughout heat races, qualifying races and main events during the five events. A competitor must attempt to race in all five Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown races to be eligible for the points fund.

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 shelf stock, custom and short-run gaskets for the performance aftermarket, original equipment and motor sports industries. The company, which is located in Concord, Ohio, was created in 1989 and ships out more than 5,000 types of gaskets to customers worldwide. 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 , which is located in Mentor, Ohio, has many years in the field of designing, engineering and manufacturing connecting rods and crankshafts. 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 and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Madsen makes Monday night’s Showdown all his

Official Release: Sprintcar Association of NSW

January 6, 2015

Ian Madsen continued on from his win on New Year’s night with an emphatic win in the Sprintcar Showdown last night, Monday, January 5, at Valvoline Raceway.

The current Knoxville Raceway Track Champion used all of his slick track experience to take the lead from early race leader James Thompson on lap 7 and despite a number of challenges from Brad Sweet, raced to a popular victory.

Second to the line was Sweet who threw everything at Madsen but just couldn’t get past him and third home was Jamie Veal.

It was a challenging track that was slick but also had an unforgiving cushion that caught a number of drivers out including Ben Atkinson on the final corner. Sadly for Atkinson, he was running fourth at the time. He was subsequently relegated to a lowly 16th place finish.

Fourth home was American Tim Kaeding, who had a wheel to wheel battle with Robbie Farr during the middle of the race. It was a battle that was thrilling to watch. Fifth home was James Thompson followed by Jackson Delamont, Max Dumesny, James McFadden, Trevor Green and Sam Walsh rounded out the top ten.

Marty Perovich was eleventh, Kerry Madsen, who came from the rear after an infringement causing Grant Tunks to spin, was twelfth, Farr was next followed by Lynton Jeffrey, Danny Reidy, Ben Atkinson, Jac Haudenschild, Grant Tunks, Toby Bell Bowen, Matt Dumesny and Carl Dowling the last placed finisher.

Non finishers were Grant Anderson, Steven Lines and Jimmy Matchett.

Earlier in the night, it was Kerry Madsen who set quick time in the Network Industry Time Trials ahead of Ben Atkinson and James Thompson.

Heat race wins went to Perovich, Veal, Haudenschild and Ian Madsen.

The non-qualifier was won by Mick Matchett.

The Pole shuffle was taken out by James Thompson, however the star was Ian Madsen who came from 8th on the grid to second.

The C-Main went to Darryl Campbell and the B-Main was taken out by Kerry Madsen.

54 cars were in the pits for the event.

The next Sprintcar Association of NSW event will be the running of the Scott Darley Challenge on January 16 and 17. A massive field of over 70 nominations have been received for this event.

Sprintcar Association Of NSW, Track Championship Round 12.

VALVOLINE RACEWAY, SPRINTCAR SHOWDOWN .

TIME TRIALS – 1. Kerry Madsen, 29N, 12.398; 2. Ben Atkinson, 2N, 12.692; 3. James Thompson, 22N, 12.715; 4. Jackson Delamont, 48N, 12.735; 5. Grant Anderson, 37V, 12.745; 6. Sam Walsh, 92N, 12.763; 7. Grant Tunks, 54N, 12.778; 8. Brad Sweet, 99S, 12.794; 9. Max Dumesny, 5V, 12.809; 10. Glen Saville, 75N, 12.815; 11. Trevor Green, 11N, 12.828; 12. Alex Orr, 43N 12.833; 13. Danny Reidy, 5NQ, 12.839; 14. Jac Haudenschild, 71U, 12.853; 15. Steven Lines, 3W, 12.854; 16. Marty Perovich, 17C, 12.859; 17. James McFadden, 25NQ, 12.939; 18. Jamie Veal, 35V, 12.940; 19. Matt Dumesny, 57V, 12.944; 20. Ian Madsen, 10T, 12.956; 21. Tim Kaeding, 99N, 12.989; 22. Jimmy Matchett, 88N, 13.019; 23. Carl Dowling, 87W, 13.023; 24. Lynton Jeffrey, 28Q, 13.081; 25. Kyle Caunt, 9N, 13.101; 26. Toby Bell Bowen, 70N, 13.117; 27. Warren Ferguson, 32N, 13.131; 28. Matthew Craft, 86N, 13.153; 29. Max Johnston, 38N, 13.171; 30. Robbie Farr, 7Q, 13.174; 31. Matt Jackson, 82N, 13.202; 32. Jack Lee, 25V, 13.217; 33. Garry Rooke, 42N, 13.241; 34. Jordyn Brazier, 21Q, 13.255; 35. Shaun Dobson, 21C, 13.270; 36. Michael Saller, 56N; 13.339. 37. Mark Attard, 52N, 13.364; 38. Daniel Harding, 12W, 13.375; 39. Daniel Sayre, 3N, 13.448; 40. Craig Morrison, 57N, 13.523; 41. Daniel Goldoni, 7NT, 13.532; 42. Darryl Campbell, 28N, 13.532; 43. Daniel Needham, 64N, 13.555; 44. Sebastian Johnston, 80N, 13.555; 45. Peter Gordon, 14N, 13.577; 46. Kim Becker, 55N, 13.616; 47. Lachlan Abbott, 16N, 13.636; 48. Luca Cox, 91N, 13.668; 49. Michael Matchett, 60N, 13.773; 50. Blake Skipper, 24N, 13.821; 51. Tommy Britton, 19NT, 13.856; 52. Steve Greer, 84Q, 14.133; 53. Matthew Thomas, 45N, 14.133; 54. Brendan Rallings, 65N, 14.135.

NON QUALIFIERS: (8 laps) 1. M Matchett, 2. B Skipper, 3. T Britton, 4. M Thomas, 5. S Greer, 6. B Rallings. 1:52.271.

HEAT 1: (10 laps) 1. M Perovich, 2. B Sweet, 3. J McFadden, 4. L Jeffrey, 5. Max Dumesny, 6. K Madsen, 7. K Caunt, 8. M Johnston, 9. P Gordon, 10. G Rooke, 11. M Attard. 2:13.930.

HEAT 2: (10 laps) 1. J Veal, 2. S Lines, 3. C Dowling, 4. R Farr, 5. G Tunks, 6. J Brazier. 7. T Bell Bowen, 8. G Saville, 9. D Harding, 10. K Becker, 11. B Atkinson, (DNF) D Campbell. NT.

HEAT 3: (10 laps) 1. J Haudenschild, 2. J Matchett, 3. Matt Dumesny, 4. J Thompson, 5. T Green, 6. S Walsh, 7. S Dobson, 8. D Needham, 9. W Ferguson, 10. M Jackson, 11. D Sayre, (DNF) L Abbott. 2:16.972.

HEAT 4: (10 laps) 1. I Madsen, 2. T Kaeding, 3. D Reidy, 4. G Anderson, 5. J Delamont, 6. A Orr, 7. C Morrison, 8. M Craft, 9. M Saller, (DNF) S Johnston, (DNF) L Cox, (DNF) J Lee. NT.

C MAIN: (10 Laps) 1. D Campbell, 2. D Sayre, 3. D Needham, 4. K Becker, 5. P Gordon, 6. D Harding, 7. B Skipper, 8. S Greer, 9. T Britton, 10. M Matchett, 11. B Rallings, 12. L Abbott, (DNF) M Thomas, (EXC) S Johnston. NT.

POLE SHUFFLE: 1. J Thompson (1), 2. I Madsen (8), 3. J Delamont (2), 4. G Anderson (3), 5. G Tunks (4), 6. J Haudenschild (5), 7. M Perovich (6), 8. J Veal (7).

B MAIN: ( 20 laps) 1. K Madsen, 2. T Bell Bowen, 3. B Atkinson, 4. S Walsh, 5. W Ferguson, 6. M Johnston. 7. D Campbell, 8. G Saville, 9. M Jackson, 10. A Orr, 11. D Sayre, 12. J Brazier, 13. M Attard, 14. K Caunt, 15. G Rooke, 16. M Craft, 15. M Saller, (DNF) S Dobson. NT.

A MAIN: (35 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Ian Madsen (2), 2. Brad Sweet (12), 3. Jamie Veal (8), 4. Tim Kaeding (19), 5. James Thompson (1), 6. J Delamont (3), 7. Max Dumesny (13), 8. James McFadden (17), 9. Trevor Green (14), 10. Sam Walsh (11), 11. Marty Perovich (7), 12. Kerry Madsen (9), 13. Robbie Farr (24), 14. Lynton Jeffrey (22), 15. Danny Reidy (15), 16. Ben Atkinson (10), 17. Jac Haudenschild (6), 18. Grant Tunks (5), 19. Toby Bell Bowen (23), 20. Matt Dumesny (18), 21. Carl Dowling (21), (DNF) Grant Anderson (8), (DNF) Steven Lines (16), (DNF) Jimmy Matchett (20). NT.

A MAIN LAP LEADERS: Laps 1 – 7 James Thompson, Laps 8 – 34 Ian Madsen.

FASTEST LAP: Lap 18, Brad Sweet 15.014.

HARD CHARGER: Tim Kaeding

 

 

Larson Wins Wild Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Slide Fest on Night 2

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 3, 2015) - The final scene for Round 2 of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown couldn't have been scripted any better.

NASCAR's newest sensation - Kyle Larson - outlasted sprint car veterans Stevie Smith and Danny Lasoski in an epic duel on the dirt Saturday at Cocopah Speedway, which hosts the midpoint of the five-race event next Tuesday.

"It ranks right up there mainly because I haven't been in a sprint car in a long time," Larson said after securing the $12,000-to-win top prize. "To beat Danny Lasoski and Stevie Smith in a duel like that was pretty amazing. I think it's a great event. It's a great race track. The purse is really good. I think this event will grow each year."

Larson chased polesitter Aaron Reutzel for the first half of the 30-lap feature before misfortune struck in Reutzel's second career 410ci sprint car event. After powering to the cushion in turn one on a Lap 16 restart, Reutzel's top wing appeared to buckle, forcing his car out of shape before coming to a stop next to the wall.

That gave Larson the lead, but on the ensuing restart Lasoski executed a slide job in turns one and two to take the top spot. As Larson stayed within striking distance for the next few laps, Smith found grip at the bottom of the track, which started to propel him closer to the front with a dozen laps remaining.

Larson repaid the favor to Lasoski with a slide job for the lead in turns one and two with approximately eight laps remaining. Smith capitalized on Lasoski being slowed down and he vaulted into second place exiting turn two before stealing the lead in turn four.

"I slid (Lasoski) for the lead and I thought if I could clear him I'd be ok and then Stevie was to my inside and slid me in the next corner," Larson said. "It was kinda game on from there. He was really good on the bottom and I was pretty good up top."

Smith and Larson nearly touched in turn two the following lap before the final six circuits were tight in traffic.

Larson moved around Smith on the backstretch with six laps remaining before Smith regained the lead in turn four.

Three laps later Larson slid Smith in turns three and four, but the veteran remained within a car length before throwing a last-ditch slide job of his own in turns three and four coming to the checkered flag. Larson stayed in the throttle on the cushion to power around Smith exiting the final turn of the race.

"It was a lot of fun," Smith said. "We really wanted to win that race, but Kyle just, he didn't give up and he earned it. We were just going back and forth and kinda just going where the other car wasn't. When you get down to those last couple of laps and everybody is side by side you're just going where the opening is and just feeling your way around."

Lasoski finished third to mark his second straight podium result. He ranks third in the unofficial Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown points standings - only three markers behind Smith and fourth-place finisher Joey Saldana.

"I hope the fans enjoyed it," Lasoski said. "The track crew did a great job. We had options. If your car was good and your mechanics did their job and the drivers did their job you could put on a great show and I think the fans saw that."

David Gravel rounded out the top five. Ryan Smith rallied from 19th to a sixth-place result to earn the Hard Charger Award. Christopher Bell ended seventh and Craig Dollansky was eighth. Paul McMahan, the B Main winner and Friday's inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown victor, maneuvered from 17th to ninth place with Dale Blaney finishing 10th.

NASCAR star Kasey Kahne missed recording his second straight top-10 result by one position.

Smith, Gravel, Reutzel and Bell won heat races with Kahne, Steve Kinser, Sam Hafertepe Jr. and Reutzel picking up qualifier wins.

The Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown continues next Tuesday with Opening Ceremonies at 7 p.m. Fans can order live Pay-Per-View video by visiting http://www.SPEEDSPORT.tv/live.

JAN. 3 RESULTS -

Heat Race 1 (8 laps): 1. 51s-Stevie Smith (2); 2. 7-Craig Dollansky (3); 3. 57-Dale Blaney (6); 4. 42-Kyle Larson (8); 5. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5); 6. 2l-Logan Forler (7); 7. 99-Skylar Gee (4); 8. 21-Brian Brown (1).

Heat Race 2 (8 laps): 1. 83-David Gravel (2); 2. 26-Joey Saldana (4); 3. 51r-Freddie Rahmer (1); 4. 51-Paul McMahan (5); 5. 9-Kasey Kahne (6); 6. 11-Steve Kinser (7); 7. 98-Matt Jensen (8); 8. 77x-Wayne Johnson (DNS).

Heat Race 3 (8 laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel (1); 2. 3c-Willie Croft (3); 3. 1s-Logan Schuchart (4); 4. 11c-Roger Crockett (8); 5. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson (2); 6. 1a-Jacob Allen (5); 7. 9r-Reece Goetz (7); 8. 88n-D.J. Netto (6).

Heat Race 4 (8 laps): 1. 31b-Christopher Bell (2); 2. 94-Ryan Smith (4); 3. 33-Danny Lasoski (7); 4. 82-Dusty Zomer (3); 5. 11k-Kraig Kinser (6); 6. 22-Mason Moore (5); 7. 33v-Henry Van Dam (1).

Qualifier 1 (10 laps): 1. 9-Kasey Kahne (2); 2. 42-Kyle Larson (4); 3. 33-Danny Lasoski (6); 4. 26-Joey Saldana (3); 5. 1s-Logan Schuchart (3); 6. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson (6); 7. Matt Jensen (DNS); 8. D.J. Netto (DNS).

Qualifier 2 (10 laps): 1. 11-Steve Kinser (1); 2. 11k-Kraig Kinser (2); 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer (3); 4. 51s-Stevie Smith (6); 5. 11c-Roger Crockett (4); 6. 94-Ryan Smith (5); 7. 9r-Reece Goetz (7); 8. 21-Brian Brown (DNS).

Qualifier 3 (10 laps): 1. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2); 2. 7-Craig Dollansky (4); 3. 51-Paul McMahan (3); 4. 83-David Gravel (6); 5. 57-Dale Blaney (5); 6. 1a-Jacob Allen (1); 7. 99-Skylar Gee (7).

Qualifier 4 (10 laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel (5); 2. 82-Dusty Zomer (3); 3. 3c-Willie Croft (4); 4. 31b-Christopher Bell (6); 5. 2l-Logan Forler (2); 6. 22-Mason Moore (1); 7. 33v-Henry Van Dam (DNS).

B Main (15 laps/8 transfer): 1. 51-Paul McMahan (3); 2. 11-Steve Kinser (2); 3. 94-Ryan Smith (1); 4. 1s-Logan Schuchart (4); 5. 22-Mason Moore (8); 6. 2l-Logan Forler (5); 7. 1a-Jacob Allen (7); 8. 9r-Reece Goetz (8); 9. 99-Skylar Gee (9); 10. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson (DNS); 11. 98-Matt Jensen (DNS); 12. 33v-Henry Van Dam (DNS); 13. 88n-D.J. Netto (DNS); 14. 21-Brian Brown (DNS).

A Main (30 laps): 1. 42-Kyle Larson (3); 2. 51s-Stevie Smith (5); 3. 33-Danny Lasoski (2); 4. 26-Joey Saldana (9); 5. 83-David Gravel (6); 6. 94-Ryan Smith (19); 7. 31b-Christopher Bell (7); 8. 7-Craig Dollansky (4); 9. 51-Paul McMahan (17); 10. 57-Dale Blaney (13); 11. 9-Kasey Kahne (10); 12. 82-Dusty Zomer (12); 13. 51r-Freddie Rahmer (16); 14. 11c-Roger Crockett (15); 15. 3c-Willie Croft (8); 16. 11k-Kraig Kinser (14); 17. 22-Mason Moore (21); 18. 1s-Logan Schuchart (20); 19. 2l-Logan Forler (22); 20. 9r-Reece Goetz (24); 21. 87-Aaron Reutzel (1); 22. 1a-Jacob Allen (23); 23. 11-Steve Kinser (18); 24. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (11).

(Top 24 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 ROUND 2 -

T1. 26-Joey Saldana 377; T1. 51s-Stevie Smith 377; 3. 33-Danny Lasoski 374; 4. 51-Paul McMahan 367; 5. 42-Kyle Larson 348; T6. 51r-Freddie Rahmer 335; T6. 11c-Roger Crockett 335; 8. 9-Kasey Kahne 330; 9. 31b-Christopher Bell 323; 10. 7-Craig Dollansky 321; 11. 83-David Gravel 320; 12. 3c-Willie Croft 315; 13. 87-Aaron Reutzel 304; T14. 57-Dale Blaney 301; T14. 1s-Logan Schuchart 301; T14. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 301; 17. 11k-Kraig Kinser 296; 18. 21-Brian Brown 288; 19. 94-Ryan Smith 386; T20. 82-Dusty Zomer 284; T20. 33v-Henry Van Dam 284; T20. 9r-Reece Goetz 284; 23. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson 281; 24. 11-Steve Kinser 280; 25. 2l-Logan Forler 268; 26. 22-Mason Moore 262; 27. 1a-Jacob Allen 252; 28. 99-Skylar Gee 237; 29. 88n-D.J. Netto 230; 30. 98-Matt Jensen 221; 31. 23-Seth Bergman 169; 32. 77x-Wayne Johnson 146; 33. 55-Bud Walberg 107; 34. 74x-Josh Hodges 105.

WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

Dates: Jan. 2-3, 6, 9-10, 2015

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night (Jan. 2-3, 9-10); $5,000-to-win (Jan. 6); approximately $250,000 total prize money

Type: 410ci sprint cars

Times: Pit gate opens at 11 a.m.; main gates open at 2 p.m.; hot laps at 6:30 p.m.; Opening Ceremonies at 7 p.m.

TICKETS -

Fans can purchase tickets by clicking https://secure.pivotalracing.com/venues/cocopah-speedway.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

SPEED SPORT Productions will be broadcasting live Pay-Per-View video of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown for $27.95 per night. Visit http://www.SPEEDSPORT.TV/live for more information. The event will also be taped for a pair of one-hour delayed television broadcasts via MAVTV.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown

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

THE EVENT -

The inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will showcase the top sprint car drivers in the world in sunny Southwest Arizona during the first two weekends of January in 2015. 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 -

A $10,000 points fund will be split among the top-five finishers. The champion will receive a $4,000 bonus with drivers finishing second through fifth each offered $1,500. A driver will earn points throughout heat races, qualifying races and main events during the five events. A competitor must attempt to race in all five Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown races to be eligible for the points fund.

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 shelf stock, custom and short-run gaskets for the performance aftermarket, original equipment and motor sports industries. The company, which is located in Concord, Ohio, was created in 1989 and ships out more than 5,000 types of gaskets to customers worldwide. 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 , which is located in Mentor, Ohio, has many years in the field of designing, engineering and manufacturing connecting rods and crankshafts. 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 and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Brad Sweet dominates Peter Murphy Appreciation

Official Release: Sprintcar Association of NSW

January 4, 2015

Brad Sweet showed pure dominance to claim the win in the Peter Murphy Appreciation night A-Main. The rest of the field had nothing for Sweet as he cruised to victory by half a lap over second placed Kerry Madsen with Victorian Jamie Veal in third.

Sweet started on the front row by virtue of finishing runner-up to Veal in the Pole Shuffle and sat in second for the nine laps, before making the move on Veal for the lead.

The race was stopped early for Tim Kaeding who spun in turn four but the remainder of the race ran caution free, allowing Sweet to open a massive gap and methodically working his way through the lapped traffic.

Towards the closing stages of the race, Veal was having a great battle with Ian Madsen, however it was Veal who won the battle at the flag. Ian Madsen recorded a fourth place finish over Sam Walsh, Brooke Tatnell, Ben Atkinson, Toby Bell Bowen, Danny Reidy and Robbie Farr rounded out the top ten.

Jac Haudenschild finished eleventh, from twenty-fourth, ahead of Troy Little, who was relegated two spots from his original finishing position, Tim Kaeding, Darryl Campbell, Max Johnston, Grant Tunks, Jeremy Cross, Grant Anderson, James Thompson, James McFadden, Marty Perovich, Shaun Dobson and Jordyn Brazier was the last placed finisher. Warren Ferguson was the only DNF of the event.

Earlier in the night it was Jamie Veal who set quick time over Sam Walsh, Brad Sweet, Toby Bell Bowen and Danny Reidy.

The Non-qualifiers race went to Northern Territorian Tommy Britton. Heat race wins went the way of Kerry Madsen, Troy Little, Brooke Tatnell and Grant Tunks.

The C-Main saw Matthew Thomas take the win and the B-Main went to Danny Reidy.

The Pole Shuffle was a win for Jamie Veal.

There were 58 cars in the pits.

The next Sprintcar Association of NSW event will be held tomorrow night, Monday, January 5 at Valvoline Raceway for the Sprintcar Showdown. Following this meeting will be a short break before the running of the Scott Darley Challenge on January 16 and 17.

At the time of writing, 71 drivers have nominated for the two night Scott Darley Challenge event.

Sprintcar Association Of NSW, Track Championship Round 11.

VALVOLINE RACEWAY, Peter Murphy Appreciation Night.

TIME TRIALS – 1. Jamie Veal, 35V, 12.715; 2. Sam Walsh, 92N, 12.716; 3. Brad Sweet, 99S, 12.735; 4. Toby Bell Bowen, 70N, 12.745; 5. Danny Reidy, 5NT, 12.792; 6. Ben Atkinson, 2N, 12.795; 7. Ian Madsen, 10T, 12.814; 8. James Thompson, 22N, 12.858; 9. Kerry Madsen, 29N, 12.875; 10. Marty Perovich, 17C, 12.902; 11. Glen Saville, 75N, 12.902; 12. Robbie Farr, 7Q, 13.018; 13. Jordyn Brazier, 21Q, 13.023; 14. Grant Anderson, 37V, 13.030; 15. James McFadden, 25NQ, 13.032; 16. Warren Ferguson, 32N, 13.032; 17. Tim Kaeding, 99N, 13.046; 18. Max Johnston, 38N, 13.051; 19. Darryl Campbell, 28N, 13.060; 20. Jeremy Cross, 39N, 13.076; 21. Grant Tunks, 54N, 13.113; 22. Brooke Tatnell, 2W, 13.141; 23. Troy Little, 98N, 13.150; 24. Shaun Dobson, 21C, 13.215; 25. Peter Gordon, 14N, 13.242; 26. Matt Young, 44N, 13.252; 27. Danny Holtgraver, 36Q, 13.254; 28. Terry Bracken, 19Q, 13.295; 29. Blake Skipper, 24N, 13.319; 30. Jac Haudenschild, 71U, 13.329; 31. Daniel Sayre, 3N, 13.359; 32. Daniel Harding, 12W, 13.376; 33. Daniel Goldoni, 7NT, 13.380; 34. Mark Attard, 52N, 13.386; 35. Max Dumesny, 5V, 13.420; 36. Lachlan Abbott, 16N; 13.426. 37. Alex Orr, 43N, 13.444; 38. Lynton Jeffrey, 28Q, 13.447; 39. Jeff Lawler, 41N, 13.460; 40. Matthew Thomas, 45N, 13.460; 41. Trevor Green, 11N, 13.472; 42. Matt Dumesny, 57V, 13.472; 43. Jack Lee, 25V, 13.532; 44. Michael Saller, 56N, 13.546; 45. Carl Dowling, 87W, 13.568; 46. Jackson Delamont, 48N, 13.578; 47. Craig Morrison, 57N, 13.611; 48. Jimmy Matchett, 88N, 13.621; 49. Daniel Needham, 64N, 13.756; 50. Tommy Britton, 19NT, 13.923; 51. Kim Becker, 55N, 13.964; 52. Scott Withers, 34C, 14.110; 53. Luca Cox, 91N, 14.156; 54. Sebastian Johnston, 80N, 14.223, 55. Brendan Rallings, 65N, 14.337; 56. Steve Greer, 84Q, 14.716; 57. Jamie Matherson, 49N, 14.747; 58. Paul Laskazeski, 9C, NT.

NON QUAL: (8 laps) 1. T Britton, 2. D Needham, 3. S Johnston, 4. S Withers, 5. S Greer, 6. L Cox, 7. B Rallings, 8. J Matherson, 9. P Laskazeski, (DNF) K Becker. NT.

HEAT 1: (10 laps) 1. K Madsen, 2. T Kaeding, 3. S Dobson, 4. W Ferguson, 5. J Veal, 6. J Thompson, 7. T Green, 8. P Gordon, 9. C Dowling, 10. A Orr, (DNF) B Skipper. 2:18.787.

HEAT 2: (10 laps) 1. T Little, 2. M Johnston, 3. J McFadden, 4. M Perovich, 5. I Madsen, 6. J Haudenschild. 7. L Jeffrey, 8. S Walsh, 9. M Young, 10. Matt Dumesny, 11. M Attard, 12. J Delamont. 2:21.092.

HEAT 3: (10 laps) 1. B Tatnell, 2. G Anderson, 3. B Atkinson, 4. D Campbell, 5. B Sweet, 6. Max Dumesny, 7. C Morrison, 8. J Lee, 9. J Lawler, 10. D Sayre, (DNF) D Holtgraver, (DNF) G Saville. NT.

HEAT 4: (10 laps) 1. Grant Tunks, 2. R Farr, 3. J Cross, 4. J Brazier, 5. T Bell Bowen, 6. D Harding, 7. D Reidy, 8. J Matchett, 9. T Bracken, 10. M Thomas, 11. L Abbott, 12. M Saller. 2:16.048.

C MAIN: (10 Laps) 1. M Thomas, 2. T Green, 3. Matt Dumesny, 4. J Lee, 5. J Delamont, 6. C Dowling, 7. C Morrison, 8. M Saller, 9. J Matchett, 10. J Lawler, 11. S Withers, 12. S Johnston, 13. D Needham, 14. P Laskazeski, 15. T Britton, 16. S Greer, 17. B Rallings, (DNF) J Matherson, (DNF) L Cox. NT.

POLE SHUFFLE: 1. J Veal (1), 2. B Sweet (2), 3. T Bell Bowen (3), 4. K Madsen (5), 5. B Atkinson (4), 6. B Tatnell (7), 7. G Tunks (7), 8. T Little (8).

B MAIN: ( 20 laps) 1. D Reidy, 2. J Thompson, 3. J Haudenschild, 4. S Walsh, 5. P Gordon, 6. T Bracken. 7. Max Dumesny, 8. T Green, 9. C Dowling, 10. G Saville,, 11. M Thomas, 12. M Attard, 13. D Sayre, 14. A Orr, (DNF) M Young, (DNF) B Skipper, (DNF) L Abbott, (DNF) L Jeffrey. NT.

A MAIN: (35 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Brad Sweet (2), 2. Kerry Madsen (4), 3. Jamie Veal (1), 4. Ian Madsen (11), 5. Sam Walsh (9), 6. Brooke Tatnell (6), 7. Ben Atkinson (7), 8. Toby Bell Bowen (8), 9. Danny Reidy (10), 10. Robbie Farr (14), 11. Jac Haudenschild (24), 12. Troy Little (8), 13. Tim Kaeding (19), 14. Darryl Campbell (21), 15. Max Johnston (20), 16. Grant Tunks (7), 17. Jeremy Cross (22), 18. Grant Tunks (7), 19. James Thompson (12), 20. James McFadden (17), 21. Marty Perovich (13), 22. Shaun Dobson (23), 23. Jordyn Brazier (15), (DNF) Warren Ferguson (18). NT.

A MAIN LAP LEADERS: Laps 1 – 9 Jamie Veal, Laps 10 – 35 Brad Sweet.

FASTEST LAP: Lap 2, Jamie Veal 13.850.

HARD CHARGER: Jac Haudenschild

 

 

Bates barrels to main event win

Official release: NSW Wingless Sprints

January 4, 2015.

Jason Bates has claimed victory in the Wingless Sprints A-Main at Valvoline Raceway last night. Bates defeated the talented Daniel Sayre and Daniel Flood drove a good race for third.

In what was an entertaining feature race, that doubled up as round 7 of the Aussie Forklift Repairs and Fruitwheels Refrigerated Transport Club Championship, Bates led from the second lap after taking the lead from Sayre to record his first win of the season.

The battle for the minor positions was a great spectacle with Scott Rowe scoring a fourth place finish ahead of Jeff Thomas, Brian Briton, Nathan Dicker, Marshall Blyton, Dean Thomas and Mark Blyton rounding out the top ten.

Blake Darcy was next ahead of Adam Hourigan, Darryl Marshall, Michael Sammut, Chris Priestly, Mikaela Blyton, Bruce White, Damian Abbott, Monique Davis, John McRae and Nikki Briton the final placed finisher. Simon Bestman, Sam Louttit and Sean Dicker were the non-finishers.

The main events for the Wingless Sprints have been exceptionally entertaining this season and last night was no exception with many battles within battles keeping the fans entertained.

The six heat race winners last night were: Mark Blyton, Damian Abbott, Bates, Jeff Thomas, Dean Thomas and Sam Louttit.

The B-Mains went to Adam Hourigan and Darryl Marshall.

The next event for the NSW Wingless Sprints will be next Saturday, January 10.

The NSW Wingless Sprints would like to thank Aussie Forklift Repairs and Fruitwheels Refrigerated Transport for their support of the NSW Wingless Sprints Club Championship.

NSW WINGLESS SPRINTS,

HEAT 1: (8 laps) 1. Mark Blyton, 2. S Rowe, 3. S Bestman, 4. J Thomas, 5. D Flood, 6. D Sayre, 7. M Sammut, 8. A Hourigan, 9. D Marshall, 10. C Priestley, 11. J Swadling, L O’ Brien. 2:21.827.

HEAT 2: (8 laps) 1. D Abbott, 2. C McCorquodale, 3. N Dicker, 4. B White, 5. A Jack, 6. J McRae, 7. M Gray, 8. Marshall Blyton, 9. K Swadling, 10. T Carey, 11. M O’Brien, 12. B Gerada. NT.

HEAT 3: (8 laps) 1. J Bates, 2. S Dicker, 3. Mikaela Blyton, 4. N Briton, 5. L Pacchiarotta, 6. B Briton, 7. S Louttit, 8. W Arnold, 9. L McDougall, 10. G Flood, 11. C Granger, 12. M McRae, 13. P O’Neill, 14. L Darcy. NT.

HEAT 4: (8 laps) 1. J Thomas, 2. D Sayre, 3. D Flood, 4. D Marshall, 5. M Sammut, 6. S Bestman, 7. S Rowe, 8. C Priestley, 9. Mark Blyton, 10. C O’Hehir. 11. J Swadling, 12. L O’Brien, 13. G Cowan. 2:19.669.

HEAT 5: (8 laps) 1. D Thomas, 2. N Dicker, 3. B White, 4. Marshall Blyton, 5. J McRae, 6. M Davis, 7. K Swadling, 8. T Carey, 9. M O’Brien, 10. B Gerada. NT.

HEAT 6: (8 laps) 1. S Louttit, 2. J Bates, 3. B Briton, 4. S Dicker, 5. Mikaela Blyton, 6. N Briton, 7. B Darcy, 8. G Flood, 9. W Arnold, 10. E Karabay, 11. L Darcy, 12. P O’Neill, 13. L McDougall, 14. M McRae, 15. C Granger, 16. L Pacchiarotta. NT.

B MAIN 1: ( 10 laps) 1. Adam Hourigan, 2. Damian Abbott, 3. Monique Davis, 4. Graham Flood, 5. Wayne Arnold, 6. Eren Karabay. 7. Les Darcy, 8. Leighton O’Brien, 9. Peter O’Neill. NT.

B MAIN 2: ( 10 laps) 1. Darryl Marshall, 2. Chris Priestley, 3. Blake Darcy, 4. Kiel Swadling, 5. Troy Carey, 6. Ashleigh Jack. 7. Matthew Ferguson, 8. Joel Swadling, 9. Courtney O’Hehir. 10. Lawrence McDougall, 11. Kyle Granger, 12. Gregory Cowan, 13. Clayton Granger, 14. Matt McRae. NT.

A MAIN: (16 laps) 1. Jason Bates (8), 2. Daniel Sayre (2), 3. Daniel Flood (1), 4. Scott Rowe (10), 5. Jeff Thomas (7), 6. Brian Briton (11), 7. Nathan Dicker (6), 8. Marshall Blyton (16), 9. Dean Thomas (18), 10. Mark Blyton (13), 11. Blake Darcy (24), 12. Adam Hourigan (19), 13. Darryl Marshall (20), 14. Michael Sammut (17), 15. Chris Priestley (22), 16. Mikaela Blyton, (9), 17. Bruce White (4), 18. Damian Abbott (21), 19. Monique Davis (23), 20. John McRae (15), 21. Nikki Briton, (14), (DNF) Simon Bestman (12), (DNF) Sam Louttit (3), (DNF) Sean Dicker (5).

LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Daniel Sayre, Laps 2 – 16 Jason Bates.

 

 

Farrell rounds 'em up at Muster

RYAN Farrell’s strong run continued when he claimed round nine of the 2014-15 AHG Sprintcar Series at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

Farrell won the 11th Annual Sprintcar Muster from Jason Kendrick and Cameron Gessner in an entertaining battle that was decided over 30 laps.

The winner started from P3 and didn’t look strong in the opening session, dropping back as far as fourth when he was passed for third by Gessner on lap 12.

He was a fair way off Kendrick and Priolo before a red light stoppage on lap 20.

When the battle resumed Farrell showed how much he wanted the win and was on Kendrick’s tail on the restart.

He pitched the front end of the #26 machine inside Kendrick on consecutive laps before the leading duo traded high-skill and high-speed slide jobs before he eventually got the lead and opened up a handy lead.

The margin when he crossed the line was 2.589 seconds.

The big mover in the pack was Shaun Bradford who started from P18 and motored is way to fourth and was only 4.536 seconds behind Farrell at the end of the night.

Rookie Jacob Lucas spun two laps into the race just after Kendrick took the lead from Priolo and Farrell and then it only took a few more laps for the front runners to be in lapped traffic.

American Sheldon Haudenschild, in his third appearance in the Keen Motorsport USA90, headed onfield on lap 15.

Priolo was closing in on Kendrick on lap 18 and they both did well to avoid a spinning Sean Zemunik in pits bend.

On the restart it was obvious the Kendrick car was in a bit of bother with a damaged front wing and a deflating left rear tyre.

Troy Lawson tagged the wall softly in turns 1-2 on the next restart attempt.

Gessner had a look for second on the green but was not able to make the move stick and at this stage Bradford occupied sixth.

Kye Scroop was eyeing off a possible podium finish until he tagged the wall coming out of turn two, losing some valuable ground, but he still managed to take sixth.

It all happened on lap 20 when Priolo cut a left rear tyre and Callum Williamson went over on the back straight, creating the open red light, allowing crews on the infield.

It gave Priolo a chance to change a tyre and restart from the rear but all eyes were on the battle at the front that eventually went Farrell’s way as he set sail for home in his second win at the Motorplex in just over a week.

Jamie Maiolo started from P11 and methodically worked his way up to fifth after a good late-race battle with Bradford.

Brad Maiolo, who started P6, crossed the line ahead of Priolo (who worked hard to claw back some ground), Jason Boland (from P17), Kris Coyle (from P14), Daniel Keen (from P16) and Brodie Minchin (from P20) to be the only finishers.

The series takes a short break before resuming for round 10 at the Motorplex on January 24.

Jason Kendrick was this round’s winner of the Hoosier right rear tyre draw, getting himself a new tyre for the next round.

Qualifying: Group 1: Ryan Farrell 14.023, Bradley Maiolo 14.459, Daniel Keen 14.682, Troy Lawson 14.958, Sean Zemunik 14.964, Rod Howe NTT. Group 2: Cameron Gessner 14.253, Jake Beard-Miller 14.426, Callum Williamson 15.633, Kris Coyle 14.703, Troy Beckingham 15.125, Jacob Lucas 15.394. Group 3: Jason Kendrick 14.098, Shaun Bradford 14.425, Mark Wells 14.587, Kye Scroop 14.624, Jason Boland 15.347, Brodie Minchin 15.456. Group 4: David Priolo 14.087, Jamie Maiolo 14.534, Sheldon Haudenschild 14.662, Shane Norris 14.949, Robert Watson junior 15.092.

Heat 1: 1st Cameron Gessner, 2nd David Priolo, 3rd Bradley Maiolo, 4th Callum Williamson, 5th Kye Scroop, 6th Sheldon Haudenschild, 7th Troy Lawson, 8th Troy Beckingham and 9th Brodie Minchin. DNF: Shaun Bradford, Robert Watson junior. DNS: Rod Howe.

Heat 2: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Ryan Farrell, 3rd Jamie Maiolo, 4th Jake Beard-Miller, 5th Kris Coyle, 6th Sean Zemunik, 7th Daniel Keen, 8th Shane Norris, 9th Jason Boland, 10th Jacob Lucas. DNF: Mark Wells.

Heat 3: 1st Kye Scroop, 2nd Sheldon Haudenschild, 3rd Sean Zemunik 4th Shaun Bradford, 5th David Priolo, 6th Kris Coyle, 7th Ryan Farrell, 8th Daniel Keen, 9th Jake Beard-Miller, 10th Jacob Lucas, 11th Brodie Minchin. DNF: Robert Watson junior.

Heat 4: 1st Troy Beckingham, 2nd Troy Lawson, 3rd Shane Norris, 4th Callum Williamson, 5th Bradley Maiolo, 6th Jason Kendrick, 7th Jason Boland, 8th Cameron Gessner, 9th Jamie Maiolo. DNS: Mark Wells and Rod Howe.

Feature: 1st Ryan Farrell, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Cameron Gessner, 4th Shaun Bradford, 5th Jamie Maiolo, 6th Kye Scroop 7th Brad Maiolo, 8th David Priolo, 9th Jason Boland, 10th Kris Coyle, 11th Daniel Keen, 12th Brodie Minchin. DNF: Jake Beard-Miller, Jacob Lucas, Shane Norris, Callum Williamson, Troy Beckingham, Sean Zemunik, Troy Lawson, Sheldon Haudenschild.

 

 

SWEET SMOKES TO EMPHATIC PETER MURPHY APPRECIATION NIGHT SPRINTCAR MAIN EVENT WIN

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

January 3, 2015

In one of the most dominant performances seen at Valvoline Raceway in recent memory Californian Brad Sweet simply drove away from any and all contenders in the 35 lap Peter Murphy Appreciation main event tonight.

And they didn’t see which way he went.

The #99 Highrace Towing / Ruhs Brothers Motorsport entry cleared out and lapped most of the field, leaving many of the sport’s biggest guns without an answer.

“It’s pretty hard when Brad drives like that,” second placed Kerry Madsen lamented, “he was really on his game tonight. We didn’t have anything for him.”

Sweet was quick to praise his crew for giving him a very fast racecar.

“It was unbelievable to be honest. I couldn’t believe how good the car was. We knew that we had a little bit more competition tonight and we wanted to see how we stacked up and apparently we nailed it right on the head and we were able to beat them.”

Sweet simply tore off into the distance and unbelievably lapped up to sixth place in the 24-car field.

Kerry Madsen placed second ahead of Jamie Veal (who was the Network Industry “Quick Time” earlier in qualifying) in third who narrowly came out on top after a torrid late race battle with Ian Madsen for the final step of the podium.

“I don’t think anyone had anything for Brad tonight,” he conceded, “but it’s still a good result for our team when you consider the standard of competition here tonight. We really enjoy racing here in Sydney and tonight’s main was a real challenge.”

Ian Madsen was as usual very quick to come home in fourth ahead of Sam Walsh (another solid performance after coming from the B-Main and getting his time from qualifying back) in fifth, Brooke Tatnell in sixth, Ben Atkinson in seventh (after destroying his car on Thursday night and having to build another one for tonight) Toby Bellbowen (who started on the second row) in eighth, Danny Reidy a solid job in ninth and Robbie Farr rounding out the top ten.

Eleventh was the Mad Harry’s Steel Hard Charger Jac Haudenschild who came from position #24 with a barnstorming drive ahead of Troy Little in twelfth, Tim Kaeding in thirteenth after spinning earlier in the race, Darryl Campbell (who built a new car after destroying his on Thursday night) fourteenth, Max Johnston fifteenth, Grant Tunks sixteenth (who wore out a previously worn right rear tyre due to budget constraints) Jeremy Cross seventeenth, Grant Anderson eighteenth, James Thompson nineteenth, James McFadden twentieth, Marty Perovich twenty first, Shaun Dobson twenty second and Jordyn Brazier being placed as the last official finisher.

Warren Ferguson was race’s only DNF with mechanical problems.

Transferees from the B-Main were Danny Reidy (who stole the win in the last two laps) James Thompson in second, Jac Haudenschild in third and Sam Walsh rounding out the four.

Peter Gordon received $200 from Mad Harry’s Steel for being the first car to miss the transfer.

Matt Thomas drove very smoothly to collect the C-Main win and transfer along with Trevor Green whilst Matt Dumesny received $100 from Mad Harry’s Steel for being the first car to miss the transfer to the B-Main.

Jason Bates showed plenty of car speed coupled with maturity and a cool head to literally blitz the field in the Wingless Sprint 20 lap main event.

Trailing Jason home in second place Daniel Sayre in second place with Daniel Flood in third place followed by Scott Rowe in fourth and Jeff Thomas rounding out the top five.

Nigel O’Neill dominated the Street Stock feature race (and winning both of his heats) ahead of Jay Davey in second place followed by Andrew Espener in third, Brendan Wakeman fourth and David Giffin fifth.

The Peter Murphy Appreciation Night was a huge success from an emotional standpoint with Pete’s 13 year old son Tyler singing the American national anthem to kick off the night along with Max Dumesny’s son Marcus singing the Australian anthem.

The next event at Valvoline Raceway is this Monday, January 5 with the Sprintcar Showdown in addition to American Late Model superstar Steve Francis against the Sydney and interstate heroes plus Litre Sprints.

For more information visit www.valvolineraceway.com.au

 

 

McMahan Drives into History as Inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Winner

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 2, 2015) - The opening night of the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown lived up to its hype.

Paul McMahan bested a stout field of top-notch sprint car drivers from across the country on Friday night at Cocopah Speedway to score the $12,000-to-win prize. He also leads the points standings following the first of five nights during a nine-day period at the 3/8-mile oval.

"The race track was great," McMahan said. "This was the first time I've ever been here. It kind of moves around all night long. It's a great place, great facility, great event. Any time you can win it builds momentum. To win the first night out of 2015 with a brand new, experimental race car is phenomenal. We're really looking forward to the rest of the week and the rest of the year."

Night 2 of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown is Saturday with hot laps scheduled for 6 p.m. local time and Opening Ceremonies at 7 p.m.

McMahan was a front runner from the start of hot laps. He set the quickest time during warmups and then charged from sixth to win his heat race, which made him the high-points earner.

That lined him up on the outside of the third row for a qualifier. McMahan charged to a runner-up result, giving him a clear advantage in overall points and the pole position for the 30-lap feature.

However, Aaron Reutzel, who was making his 410ci sprint car debut, powered to the lead at the start of the main event.

The first caution of the race came on the second lap when Dale Blaney spun in turn three, where Willie Croft and David Gravel also came to a stop. Since a full lap wasn't completed following Danny Lasoski's power move from fourth to second place prior to the caution, McMahan and Joey Saldana moved back in front of Lasoski.

"I actually got very fortunate because I tried the top early and Danny Lasoski actually got by me on the bottom and the yellow came out so I got my spot back," McMahan said. "After that I never wanted to move back off the bottom."

Reutzel maintained the lead on the restart, but he brought out a caution of his own one lap later when it appeared that he made contact with the backstretch wall and cut down a tire.

That gave McMahan the lead, which he never relinquished. Saldana made a bid for the lead in traffic one third of the way through the race, but a red flag because of Christopher Bell and Reece Goetz flipping in turn three gave McMahan a clean track for the restart.

He caught traffic for the final time with 11 laps remaining, but wasn't slowed as he methodically lapped up to 10th place.

"The guy ran third in the Outlaw points and he's been with his crew chief for two years so they're gonna be good," Saldana said after finishing second. "If you're going to beat him you've got to be better and I just wasn't good enough to beat him. It was a very good, solid night for Rudeen Racing and I'll take it."

Lasoski maintained a podium position for most of the feature en route to a third-place finish.

"What a phenomenal event," he said. "The race track, what more could you ask for? All we ask for is a top and a bottom and let the middle slick off, let the drivers and mechanics do their job and they did it tonight."

Stevie Smith placed fourth and Roger Crockett rounded out the top five. Brian Brown advanced from 13th to sixth, Freddie Rahmer ended seventh, Seth Bergman eighth, Henry Van Dam ninth and NASCAR star Kasey Kahne capped the top 10.

Fellow NASCAR sensation Kyle Larson, who won the B Main, had climbed into seventh place before engine issues forced him into the infield with 10 laps remaining.

Saldana, Crockett, McMahan and Craig Dollansky each won a heat race with Kahne, Blaney, Reutzel and Sam Hafertepe Jr. claiming qualifiers.

JAN. 2 RESULTS -

Heat Race 1 (8 laps): 1. 26-Joey Saldana (1); 2. 51r-Freddie Rahmer (2); 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel (4); 4. 83-David Gravel (6); 5. 11k-Kraig Kinser (3); 6. 57-Dale Blaney (5); 7. 9r-Reece Goetz (8); 8. 82-Dusty Zomer (9); 9. 1s-Logan Schuchart (7).

Heat Race 2 (8 laps): 1. 11c-Roger Crockett (3); 2. 23-Seth Bergman (6); 3. 2l-Logan Forler (4); 4. 77x-Wayne Johnson (9); 5. 99-Skylar Gee (5); 6. 42-Kyle Larson (2); 7. 1a-Jacob Allen (7); 8. 98-Matt Jensen (8); 9. 22-Mason Moore (1).

Heat Race 3 (8 laps): 1. 51-Paul McMahan (6); 2. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson (1); 3. 33v-Henry Van Dam (7); 4. 11-Steve Kinser (2); 5. 21-Brian Brown (5); 6. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (3); 7. 74x-Josh Hodges (4); 8. 55-Bud Walberg (DNS).

Heat Race 4 (8 laps): 1. 7-Craig Dollansky (1); 2. 51s-Stevie Smith (2); 3. 3c-Willie Croft (4); 4. 33-Danny Lasoski (6); 5. 9-Kasey Kahne (3); 6. 31b-Christopher Bell (7); 7. 94-Ryan Smith (5); 8. 88n-D.J. Netto (8).

Qualifier 1 (10 laps): 1. 9-Kasey Kahne (1); 2. 51-Paul McMahan (6); 3. 51s-Stevie Smith (4); 4. 42-Kyle Larson (7); 5. 3c-Willie Croft (3); 6. 1s-Logan Schuchart (8); 7. 77x-Wayne Johnson (5); 8. 99-Skylar Gee (2); 9. 74x-Josh Hodges (DNS).

Qualifier 2 (10 laps): 1. 57-Dale Blaney (1); 2. 21-Brian Brown (3); 3. 26-Joey Saldana (5); 4. 83-David Gravel (3); 5. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson (4); 6. 1a-Jacob Allen (7); 7. 23-Seth Bergman (6); 8. 22-Mason Moore (9); 9. 98-Matt Jensen (8).

Qualifier 3 (10 laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel (4); 2. 33-Danny Lasoski (3); 3. 31b-Christopher Bell (2); 4. 7-Craig Dollansky (5); 5. 9r-Reece Goetz (1); 6. 11c-Roger Crockett (6); 7. 82-Dusty Zomer (7); 8. 55-Bud Walberg (DNS).

Qualifier 4 (10 laps): 1. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (1); 2. 11k-Kraig Kinser (2); 3. 11-Steve Kinser (3); 4. 51r-Freddie Rahmer (5); 5. 33v-Henry Van Dam (6); 6. 88n-D.J. Netto (8); 7. 2l-Logan Forler (4); 8. 94-Ryan Smith (DNS).

B Main (15 laps/8 transfer): 1. 42-Kyle Larson (6); 2. 11-Steve Kinser (1); 3. 31b-Christopher Bell (5); 4. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2); 5. 77x-Wayne Johnson (4); 6. 3c-Willie Croft (3); 7. 9r-Reece Goetz (8); 8. 1s-Logan Schuchart (11); 9. 82-Dusty Zomer (13); 10. 2l-Logan Forler (7); 11. 22-Mason Moore (18); 12. 88n-D.J. Netto (10); 13. 1a-Jacob Allen (9); 14. 99-Skylar Gee (12); 15. 94-Ryan Smith (DNS); 16. 55-Bud Walberg (DNS); 17. 74x-Josh Hodges (DNS); 18. 98-Matt Jensen (DNS).

A Main (30 laps): 1. 51-Paul McMahan (1); 2. 26-Joey Saldana (3); 3. 33-Danny Lasoski (4); 4. 51s-Stevie Smith (5); 5. 11c-Roger Crockett (9); 6. 21-Brian Brown (13); 7. 51r-Freddie Rahmer (8); 8. 23-Seth Bergman (10); 9. 33v-Henry Van Dam (7); 10. 9-Kasey Kahne (11); 11. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. (20); 12. 1s-Logan Schuchart (24); 13. 3c-Willie Croft (22); 14. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson (15); 15. 42-Kyle Larson (17); 16. 87-Aaron Reutzel (2); 17. 9r-Reece Goetz (23); 18. 31b-Christopher Bell (19); 19. 77x-Wayne Johnson (21); 20. 7-Craig Dollansky (6); 21. 11k-Kraig Kinser (16); 22. 11-Steve Kinser (18); 23. 83-David Gravel (12); 24. 57-Dale Blaney (14).

(Top 24 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.)

POINTS -

1. 51-Paul McMahan 199; 2. 26-Joey Saldana 193; 3. 33-Danny Lasoski 187; 4. 51s-Stevie Smith 185; 5. 11c-Roger Crockett 180; 6. 21-Brian Brown 177; 7. 51r-Freddie Rahmer 175; 8. 23-Seth Bergman 169; 9. 33v-Henry Van Dam 167; 10. 9-Kasey Kahne 166; 11. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 163; 12. 3c-Willie Croft 158; 13. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson 157; 14. 87-Aaron Reutzel 156; 15. 1s-Logan Schuchart 153; 16. 42-Kyle Larson 152; 17. 31b-Christopher Bell 147; 18. 7-Craig Dollansky 147; 19. 9r-Reece Goetz 146; 20. 11k-Kraig Kinser 143; 21. 77x-Wayne Johnson 143; 22. 11-Steve Kinser 141; 23. 83-David Gravel 138; 24. 2l-Logan Forler 125; 25. 82-Dusty Zomer 122; 26. 88n-D.J. Netto 117; 27. 1a-Jacob Allen 116; 28. 22-Mason Moore 116; 29. 99-Skylar Gee 114; 30. 94-Ryan Smith 110; 31. 55-Bud Walberg 107; 32. 74x-Josh Hodges 105; 33. 98-Matt Jensen.

WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

Dates: Jan. 2-3, 6, 9-10, 2015

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night (Jan. 2-3, 9-10); $5,000-to-win (Jan. 6); approximately $250,000 total prize money

Type: 410ci sprint cars

Times: Pit gate opens at 11 a.m.; main gates open at 2 p.m.; hot laps at 6 p.m.; Opening Ceremonies at 7 p.m.

TICKETS -

Fans can purchase tickets by clicking https://secure.pivotalracing.com/venues/cocopah-speedway.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

SPEED SPORT Productions will be broadcasting live Pay-Per-View video of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown for $27.95 per night. Visit http://www.SPEEDSPORT.TV/live for more information. The event will also be taped for a pair of one-hour delayed television broadcasts via MAVTV.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown

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

THE EVENT -

The inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will showcase the top sprint car drivers in the world in sunny Southwest Arizona during the first two weekends of January in 2015. 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 -

A $10,000 points fund will be split among the top-five finishers. The champion will receive a $4,000 bonus with drivers finishing second through fifth each offered $1,500. A driver will earn points throughout heat races, qualifying races and main events during the five events. A competitor must attempt to race in all five Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown races to be eligible for the points fund.

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 shelf stock, custom and short-run gaskets for the performance aftermarket, original equipment and motor sports industries. The company, which is located in Concord, Ohio, was created in 1989 and ships out more than 5,000 types of gaskets to customers worldwide. 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 , which is located in Mentor, Ohio, has many years in the field of designing, engineering and manufacturing connecting rods and crankshafts. 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 and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

 

NSW Wingless Sprints January 2, 2015

It has been over a month since the NSW Wingless Sprints were last in action but all that will be forgotten as 52 drivers will battle for bragging rights in round 7 of the Aussie Forklift Repairs and Fruitwheels Refrigerated Transport Club Championship this Saturday night, January 3 at Valvoline Raceway.

Going into this Saturday night’s competition, Damian Abbott currently leads the club championship from Jeff Thomas, Nathan Dicker, Adam Hourigan, Mark Blyton, Daniel Sayre, Brian Briton, Clint McCorquodale, Mikaela Blyton and Sean Dicker rounding out the top ten.

The level of talent going into the event will certainly make this a very wide open affair with no clear-cut favourite amongst the nominations.

To date, the four completed shows have recorded different winners and the four drivers, Damian Abbott, Daniel Sayre, Jeff Thomas and Brian Briton, will each be looking for a double up. They won’t have it their own way however with the likes of Daniel Flood, Clint McCorquodale, Sean and Nathan Dicker, Mark Blyton and Sam Louttit all keen on taking a win to start the New Year off in style.

“It’s great that we have received so much support for this weekend, the line-up of cars just goes to show that everyone wants to support what the team at Valvoline Raceway are doing,” NSW Wingless Sprints President Wayne Skipper said today, “and I am expecting a very entertaining night of racing.”

Drivers will compete in two heats each followed by the B-Mains and the 20 lap A-Main.

Racing will kick off on Saturday night, January 3 at around 6pm.

The NSW Wingless Sprints would like to thank the Aussie Forklift Repairs and Fruitwheels Refrigerated Transport for their wonderful support of the 2014/15 Club Championship.

 

 

Oh, what a firecracker it was!

Official Release: Sprintcar Association of NSW

January 1, 2015

The 50 lap Sprintcar Firecracker lived up to its name tonight as the Sprintcar Association heralded in the New Year at Valvoline Raceway tonight.

Ian Madsen took the win; a win that saw the top four drivers of Madsen, James Thompson, Sam Walsh and Brad Sweet battle it out to the finish. It left the crowd speechless as all four almost went four wide two laps from home.

The 50 lapper was split into two segments – a 20 lap opener and a restart for the final 30 laps. In the initial 20 laps, a number of drivers exited spectacularly including Queenslander Peter Lack and Darryl Campbell when both took separate wild flips.

Kim Becker, Kerry Madsen and Jeremy Cross also exited in the opening 20 lap stanza.

The final 30 laps, running non-stop, was a spectacle that will go down as one of the fiercest A-Mains ever witnessed.

James Thompson continued to lead at the restart on lap 21 from Walsh, however, Ian Madsen was closing in and on lap 44 made a pass for the lead. That only lasted two laps before Madsen ran off the track in turn four, allowing Walsh back into the lead.

Madsen then took the lead back in a torrid struggle with the top four cars battling for the lead.

At the end of the 50 laps, Ian Madsen, James Thompson, Sam Walsh and Brad Sweet were covered by just a fraction over 2 seconds.

It truly was a race for the ages.

Home in fifth was Toby Bell Bowen who had a consistent night throughout followed by Jac Haudenschild, Max Johnston, Max Dumesny, Garry Brazier, Grant Tunks, Terry Bracken, Matt Young, Jackson Delamont and Alex Orr was the last recorded finisher.

Non finishers were Grant Anderson, Jordyn Brazier, Darryl Campbell, Kerry Madsen, Jeremy Cross, Craig Brady, Peter Lack, Tim Kaeding, Lynton Jeffrey and Warren Ferguson

In time trials, it was James Thompson who set quick time from Toby Bell Bowen and Alex Orr.

Heat wins went the way of Sam Walsh, Peter Lack, Tim Kaeding and Ian Madsen.

The C-Main went to Bruce White, the B-Main was a win for Warren Ferguson and the Pole Shuffle went to James Thompson

There were 51 cars entered for the event.

The next Sprintcar Association of NSW event will be this Saturday night, January 3.

Sprintcar Association Of NSW, Track Championship Round 8.

VALVOLINE RACEWAY, SPRINTCAR FIRECRACKER 50.

TIME TRIALS – 1. James Thompson, 22N, 12.803; 2. Toby Bell Bowen, 70N, 12.862; 3. Alex Orr, 43N, 12.879; 4. Warren Ferguson, 32N, 12.912; 5. Matt Dumesny, 57V, 12.921; 6. Jackson Delamont, 48N, 12.945; 7. Grant Anderson, 37V, 12.995; 8. Matthew Craft, 86N, 13.009; 9. Shaun Dobson, 21C, 13.014; 10. Kerry Madsen, 29N, 13.021; 11. Lynton Jeffrey, 28Q, 13.023; 12. Garry Brazier, 21N, 13.041; 13. Craig Brady, 74N, 13.049; 14. Brad Sweet, 99S, 13.055; 15. Max Johnston, 38N, 13.070; 16. Max Dumesny, 5V, 13.100; 17. Sam Walsh, 92N, 13.105; 18. Peter Lack, 58Q, 13.125; 19. Tim Kaeding, 99N, 13.156; 20. Ian Madsen, 10T, 13.175; 21. Jordyn Brazier, 21Q, 13.176; 22. Terry Bracken, 19Q, 13.177; 23. Matt Young, 44N, 13.192; 24. Darryl Campbell, 28N, 13.222; 25. Blake Skipper, 24N, 13.233; 26. Jeremy Cross, 39N, 13.240; 27. Trevor Green, 11N, 13.245; 28. Jac Haudenschild, 71U, 13.249; 29. Grant Tunks, 54N, 13.276; 30. Jimmy Matchett, 17C, 13.288; 31. Matt Jackson, 82N, 13.300; 32. Ben Atkinson, 2N, 13.313; 33. Robbie Farr, 7Q, 13.368; 34. Danny Reidy, 5NQ, 13.379; 35. Matthew Thomas, 45N, 13.422; 36. Kim Becker, 55N; 13.445. 37. Carl Dowling, 87W, 13.461; 38. Daniel Goldoni, 7NT, 13.498; 39. Bruce White, 96N, 13.519; 40. Daniel Needham, 95N, 13.534; 41. Roddy Bell Bowen, 7N, 13.590; 42. Glen Saville, 75N, 13.630; 43. Michael Saller, 56N, 13.655; 44. Daniel Sayre, 3N, 13.656; 45. Craig Morrison, 57N, 13.677; 46. Lachlan Abbott, 16N, 13.728; 47. Shane Sheedy, 64N, 13.749; 48. Michael Matchett, 60N, 13.823; 49. Tommy Britton, 19NT, 13.896; 50. Marty Perovich, 17C, NT; 51. Brendan Rallings, 65N, NT.

HEAT 1: (10 laps) 1. S Walsh, 2. D Campbell, 3. Max Dumesny, 4. J Thompson, 5. G Tunks, 6. R Farr, 7. C Dowling, 8. C Morrison, 9. S Dobson, 10. T Britton, 11. B Skipper, 12. M Craft. (DNF) R Bell Bowen. NT.

HEAT 2: (10 laps) 1. P Lack, 2. K Madsen, 3. M Young, 4. T Bell Bowen, 5. G Anderson, 6. J Cross, 7. M Johnston, 8. D Reidy, 9. D Goldoni, 10. G Saville, 11. J Matchett, 12. L Abbott, 13. B Rallings. 2:18.889.

HEAT 3: (10 laps) 1. T Kaeding, 2. T Bracken, 3. B Sweet, 4. L Jeffrey, 5. A Orr, 6. J Delamont, 7. B White, 8. M Saller, 9. S Sheedy, 10. M Jackson, 11. M Thomas, (DNF) T Green. 2:19.642.

HEAT 4: (10 laps) 1. I Madsen, 2. J Brazier, 3. G Brazier, 4. C Brady, 5. J Haudenschild, 6. W Ferguson, 7. B Atkinson, 8. Matt Dumesny, 9. M Perovich, 10. K Becker, 11. D Sayre, 12. M Matchett, (DNF) D Needham. 2:17.561.

C MAIN: (10 Laps) 1. B White, 2. G Saville, 3. K Becker, 4. C Morrison, 5. D Sayre, 6. L Abbott, 7. S Sheedy, 8. M Matchett, 9. T Britton, 10. B Rallings, (DNF) R Bell Bowen, (DNF) M Perovich. 2:58.972.

POLE SHUFFLE: 1. J Thompson (1), 2. T Bell Bowen (2), 3. A Orr (3), 4. G Anderson (4), 5. S Walsh (5), 6. I Madsen (8), 7. P Lack (6), 8. T Kaeding (7).

B MAIN: ( 20 laps) 1. W Ferguson, 2. J Cross, 3. J Delamont, 4. M Johnston, 5. S Dobson, 6. R Farr. 7. Matt Dumesny, 8. D Reidy, 9. T Green, 10. G Saville, 11. B Skipper, 12. J Matchett, 13. M Craft, 14. M Jackson, 15. M Thomas, (DNF) K Becker, (DNF)B White, (DNF) C Dowling, (DNF) B Atkinson, (DNF) D Goldoni. NT.

FIRECRACKER 50: (50 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Ian Madsen (6), 2. James Thompson (1), 3. Sam Walsh (5), 4. Brad Sweet (15), 5. Toby Bell Bowen (2), 6. Jac Haudenschild (23), 7. Max Johnston (16), 8. Max Dumesny (17), 9.Garry Brazier (13), 10. Grant Tunks (24), 11. Terry Bracken (19), 12. Matt Young (20), 13. Jackson Delamont (10), 14. Alex Orr (3), (DNF) Grant Anderson (4), (DNF) Jordyn Brazier (18), (DNF) Darryl Campbell (21), (DNF) Kerry Madsen (11), (DNF) Jeremy Cross (22), (DNF) Craig Brady (14), (DNF) Peter Lack (7), (DNF) Tim Kaeding (8), (DNF) Lynton Jeffrey (12), (DNF) Warren Ferguson (9). NT.

A MAIN LAP LEADERS: Laps 1 – 24 James Thompson, Lap 25 Sam Walsh, Laps 26 – 30 James Thompson, Laps 31 – 43 Sam Walsh, Laps 44 – 45 Ian Madsen, Laps 46 – 47 Sam Walsh, Laps 48 – 50 Ian Madsen.

FASTEST LAP: Lap 5, Sam Walsh 13.719.

 

 

THOMPSON WINS THE BATTLE BUT IAN WINS THE WAR!

Official press release: Valvoline Raceway

January 1, 2015

James Thompson won the $1000 bounty for leading at the 20 lap pit stop mark but Ian Madsen collected the $10,000 for claiming the next thirty lap segment and in doing so wrapped up the inaugural Firecracker 50 Lapper at Valvoline Raceway tonight.

Madsen steered the #10 D&B Goodyer Developments entry narrowly clear of his rivals in what became a last two lap scramble when he ran off the track whilst leading and dropped back as far as fourth.

“I did a pretty good job of almost losing that race,” he conceded, “I jumped the cushion in three and four and a bunch of them got by me. I had to settle back down and get by them again but Dave Sharman had the car set beautifully and I got back to the front.”

The 50 lapper was a bruising affair that claimed more than it’s share of high profile scalps and produced a long list of hard luck stories.

Budget racers James Thompson and Sam Walsh were ecstatic however, having battled for the lead between them for almost every lap.

“I think I went to sleep a bit there for a while,” Thompson admitted, “I got into a bit of a rhythm and Sammy (Walsh) went past me on the outside and took off. It was a long race even with the pit stop in the middle and I think I lost my intensity just for a moment. Ian’s (Madsen) a champion though so it’s an honour to run second to him.”

Walsh was equally self-critical.

“I think we had that race to win but I made a few mistakes and it cost us,” he mused, “I’m sorry for my team because I think I should have finished it off. A podium with guys like this is a cool deal though.”

The format for the 50 lapper saw a compulsory main straight pit stop on lap 20 and then a 30 lap residual at the resumption.

An unusually high number of rollovers on the night saw many main race contenders exit early.

The most spectacular of which were Peter Lack and Darryl Campbell who flipped heavily in the same part of the track on completely different laps and both sadly wound up with completely destroyed racecars.

Both were running strongly in the event at the time.

Grant Anderson qualified on the second row for the 50 lapper but spun down the back straight in the 30-lap phase and had to retire with front-end damage.

Kerry Madsen wound up parked on top of Jac Haudenschild’s car with 6 laps still remaining in the first phase of the race and had to retire with steering damage whilst Jeremy Cross was also taken out in the same incident.

Lynton Jeffrey was lucky not to roll over when he made contact with Kerry Madsen on lap one of the race with Madsen cutting down a tyre and Lynton having to retire the Al Woods owned #28 QT with front end damage.

“It was a racing deal,” explained Jeffery, “not much room and too many cars all trying to get the same spot. We got caught up but it’s just one of those deals.”

American Tim Kaeding’s tale of woe continued with the #99 Complete Parts and Equipment Solutions KPC suffering front-end damage when he made contact with Garry Brazier early in the race.

Brazier suffered a broken left rear shock in the incident but continued on until the pit stop to repair it.

Jordyn Brazier had the disappointment of running out of fuel with six laps to go until the pit stop.

Fourteen cars in all finished the final thirty laps with all agreeing that although it was grueling the format encouraged a different kind of strategy and gave the racing a twist.

“I doesn’t matter what you do with the format, there’ll always be people who are happy and people who aren’t but I think this deal was cool. It gave you a different way to think about your car set up and how you could run the two parts to the race,” said winner Madsen.

The fourteen cars that finished were:

Ian Madsen (winner) James Thompson (second) Sam Walsh (third) Brad Sweet (fourth) Toby Bellbowen (who began on the front row with James Thompson – fifth) Jac Haudenschild (who pedaled from the rear of the field to finish sixth) Max Johnston who was consistently speedy in seventh, Max Dumesny eighth, Garry Brazier (who was in the wars) ninth, Grant Tunks (who was quoted saying “where’s the oxygen bottle?” during the pit stop) in tenth, Queenslander Terry Bracken with a solid eleventh, Queensland based Sydneysider Matt Young in twelfth, Jackson Delamont (who cut down a tyre on lap one and had to go to the rear) in thirteenth and Alex Orr who battled an ailing motor after qualifying on the second row and running as high as second at one point finishing fourteenth.

The four cars who transferred through from the B-Main included winner Warren Ferguson, Jeremy Cross in second, Jackson Delamont third and Max Johnston in fourth despite the best efforts of Tasmanian Shaun Dobson to pinch the final transfer.

High profile racers who remarkably missed the A-Main transfer included Robbie Farr, Danny Reidy, Matt Dumesny and Trevor Green to name a few.

Unfortunately for Ben Atkinson he more than missed the transfer with a huge rollover in turn one on the opening lap of the event.

Network Industry “Quick Time” in qualifying went to James Thompson.

The Speedcar main event was a very entertaining affair with Sydney veteran Troy Jenkins scoring victory after coming from the ninth row of the grid in his BOC Gases #78 Synergy.

“I’m really loving racing here these days,” Jenkins smiled proudly, “it’s a real pleasure to race at Valvoline Raceway and it’s great to see so many fans here each event.”

Jenkins was superb as he wove his way through the field to eventually score a timely win in the 20 lap journey over Queenslander Rob Mackay in second place and Matt Hunter rounding out the podium.

Earlier teenager Brayden Willmington led the feature for many laps until he slammed the cushion in turn three and inadvertently inverted the V8 Superlaps entry.

“It’s disappointing of course to crash out like that when we’re leading,” he mused from the scene, “but at least I know we can lead races like this and we have some good speed.”

Trailing home the lead trio of Jenkins, Mackay and Hunter were Bob Jackson in fourth, Cameron Restall for a season’s best fifth place, Don Mackay in sixth, Jeremy Evans seventh, Richard Malouf eighth, Jaimie McKinlay in ninth, Matt Jackson tenth, Andy Hassan eleventh, Alan Day twelfth, Reid Mackay thirteenth and Dean Meadows fourteenth.

The Legend car unfortunately had to be postponed after the time curfew drew ominously close after the Sprintcar main event. “We’ll honour the Legend Cars with their main event another night,” said VR Managing Director Steven Green, “we apologise for any inconveniences that were caused.”

The next event at Valvoline Raceway is this Saturday night (January 3) for the Peter Murphy Appreciation Night with 64 Sprintcars, 52 wingless sprints and 35 Street Stocks nominated for the event.

For more information please visit www.valvolineraceway.com.au

 

 

Max Dumesny claims NSW Title

Sprintcar Association of NSW Official Release December 30, 2014

Max Dumesny has claimed the NSW Sprintcar Championship on a very slick, rubber down track tonight at Valvoline Raceway.

In the feature race, which turned out to be an enthralling battle, Dumesny held off various challenges by visiting American Jac Haudenschild with last season’s winner, Trevor Green, placed third.

The non-stop 35 lap A-Main began in very dusty conditions before the track began to take rubber at around the 10 lap mark.

Max passed early race leader Robbie Farr to set up a good lead, however, that was short-lived as Haudenschild began to make inroads in deep lapped traffic. What followed was a battle for the ages that left the good holiday crowd on the edge of their seat. Haudenschild led briefly from the lap 23 mark but once Dumesny got pass Haudenschild, it was all the veteran until the chequered flag flew.

Following the top three home were Robbie Farr, Troy Little, Max Johnston, James Thompson, Shaun Dobson, Ian Madsen and Grant Anderson rounding out the top ten.

Following that was Toby Bell Bowen, Brad Sweet, Ben Atkinson, Marty Perovich, Danny Reidy, Tim Kaeding, Davey Heskin, Lynton Jeffrey, Glen Saville, Roddy Bell Bowen, Matt Dumesny, Jackson Delamont and Grant Tunks as the last registered finisher. Garry Brazier was the only DNF of the event.

Earlier in the night it was Trevor Green who set quick time in the Network Industry Time Trials with a 12.602 second lap.

Heat race wins went to Ben Atkinson, Troy Little, Danny Reidy and Troy Little. The non-qualifiers event went to Sam Walsh.

The C-Main went to Queenslander Peter Lack and the B-Main was a win for Trevor Green. The Pole Shuffle went the way of Robbie Farr.

The next Sprintcar Association of NSW event will be held this Thursday, New Year’s Night for the Sprintcar Firecracker 50 lap main event.

December 30 Notebook

- This was Max Dumesny’s third NSW Title win after previously winning in 1984 and 2008. - It was also his 45th victory at Valvoline Raceway - There were 54 cars pit side for the event. - Tonight was feature race number 757 at Valvoline Raceway.

Sprintcar Association Of NSW, Track Championship Round 8.

VALVOLINE RACEWAY, 57th NSW Sprintcar Championship.

TIME TRIALS – 1. Trevor Green, 11N, 12.602; 2. Robbie Farr, 7Q, 12.686; 3. Jac Haudenschild, 71U, 12.692; 4. Shaun Dobson, 21C, 12.723; 5. Bruce White, 96N, 12.738; 6. James Thompson, 22N, 12.762; 7. Max Johnston, 38N, 12.792; 8. Toby Bell Bowen, 70N, 12.822; 9. Ian Madsen, 10T, 12.850; 10. Carl Dowling, 87W, 12.872; 11. Darryl Campbell, 28N, 12.903; 12. Jackson Delamont, 48N, 12.922; 13. Max Dumesny, 5V, 12.940; 14. Grant Tunks, 54N, 12.944; 15. Glen Saville, 75N, 12.957; 16. Ben Atkinson, 2N, 12.976; 17. Roddy Bell Bowen, 7N, 12.999; 18. Troy Little, 98N, 13.010; 19. Matt Young, 44N, 13.077; 20. Matt Dumesny, 57V, 13.107; 21. Marty Perovich, 17C, 13.154; 22. Danny Reidy, 5NQ, 13.217; 23. Matt Jackson, 82N, 13.245; 24. Brendan Scorgie, 57C, 13.246; 25. Garry Brazier, 21N, 13.251; 26. Davey Heskin, 74Q, 13.262; 27. Tim Kaeding, 99N, 13.276; 28. Michael Saller, 56N, 13.301; 29. Lynton Jeffrey, 28Q, 13.309; 30. Mark Attard, 52N, 13.322; 31. Jeff Lawler, 41N, 13.368; 32. Matthew Thomas, 45N, 13.420; 33. Grant Anderson, 37V, 13.423; 34. Jimmy Matchett, 88N, 13.440; 35. Matthew Craft, 86N, 13.525; 36. Peter Lack, 58Q; 13.536. 37Brad Sweet, 99S, 13.579; 38. Alex Orr, 43N, 13.581; 39. Peter Gordon, 14N, 13.614; 40. Blake Skipper, 24N, 13.625; 41. Steve Caunt, 9N, 13.625; 42. Daniel Sayre, 3N, 13.695; 43. Lachlan Abbott, 16N, 13.722; 44. Terry Bracken, 19Q, 13.777; 45. Sebastian Johnston, 80N, 13.822; 46. Shane Sheedy, 64N, 14.242; 47. Brian Czuczi, 92C, 14.275; 48. Daniel Goldoni, 7NT, 14.357; 49. Daniel Needham, 95N, 14.359; 50. Kim Becker, 55N, 14.572; 51. Andy Caruana, 96V, 15.005; 52. Brendan Rallings, 65N, 15.539; 53. Sam Walsh, 92N, 15.590; 54. Tommy Britton, 19NT, 16.395.

NON QUAL: (8 laps) 1. S Walsh, 2. D Needham, 3. A Caruana, 4. T Britton, 5. K Becker, 6. B Rallings. NT.

HEAT 1: (10 laps) 1. B Atkinson, 2. R Bell Bowen, 3. I Madsen, 4. B Sweet, 5. T Bell Bowen, 6. B Scorgie, 7. G Brazier, 8. G Anderson, 9. T Green, 10. L Jeffrey, 11. S Caunt, 12. S Johnston. 2:33.126.

HEAT 2: (10 laps) 1. T Little, 2. R Farr, 3. G Saville, 4. M Johnston, 5. D Heskin, 6. A Orr, 7. M Attard, 8. M Jackson, 9. D Sayre, 10. J Matchett, 11. S Sheedy, (DNF) C Dowling. NT.

HEAT 3: (10 laps) 1. D Reidy, 2. J Haudenschild, 3. T Kaeding, 4. G Tunks, 5. J Thompson, 6. D Campbell, 7. M Young, 8. J Lawler, 9. P Gordon, 10. M Craft, 11. B Czuczi, 12. L Abbott. 2:35.620.

HEAT 4: (10 laps) 1. Max Dumesny, 2. M Perovich, 3. S Dobson, 4. J Delamont, 5. Matt Dumesny, 6. P Lack, 7. T Bracken, 8. M Saller, 9. B White, 10. B Skipper, 11. D Goldoni, 12. M Thomas. 2:40.334.

C MAIN: (10 Laps) 1. P Lack, 2. A Orr, 3. T Bracken, 4. P Gordon, 5. S Caunt, 6. S Walsh, 7. D Needham, 8. B Skipper, 9. B Czuczi, 10. L Abbott, 11. A Caruana, 12. T Britton, 13. S Sheedy, (DNF) S Johnston, (DNF) D Goldoni, (DNF) D Sayre, (DNF) B Rallings. NT.

POLE SHUFFLE: 1. R Farr (1), 2. J Haudenschild (2), 3. S Dobson (3), 4. J Thompson (4), 5. Max Dumesny (5), 6. B Atkinson (6), 7. T Little (7), 8. D Reidy (8).

B MAIN: ( 20 laps) 1. G Brazier, 2. L Jeffrey, 3. G Anderson, 4. T Green, 5. A Orr, 6. M Young. 7. M Jackson, 8. M Thomas, 9. M Attard, 10. D Campbell, 11. M Saller, 12. B Scorgie, 13. J Matchett, 14. B White, 15. J Lawler, 16. P Lack, 17. M Craft. NT.

NSW TITLE: (35 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Max Dumesny (5), 2. Jac Haudenschild (2), 3. Trevor Green (9), 4. Robbie Farr (2), 5. Troy Little (7), 6. Max Johnston (10), 7. James Thompson (4), 8. Shaun Dobson (3), 9.Ian Madsen (12), 10. Grant Anderson (23), 11. Toby Bell Bowen (11), 12. Brad Sweet (24), 13. Ben Atkinson (6), 14. Marty Perovich (18), 15. Danny Reidy (8), 16. Tim Kaeding (21), 17. Davey Heskin (20), 18. Lynton Jeffrey (22), 19. Glen Saville (15), 20. Roddy Bell Bowen (16), 21. Matt Dumesny (17), 22. Jackson Delamont (13), 23. Grant Tunks (14), (DNF) Garry Brazier (19). 9:19.783.

A MAIN LAP LEADERS: Laps 1 – 9 Robbie Farr, Laps 10 – 22 Max Dumesny, Laps 23 – 27 Jac Haudenschild, Laps 28 – 35 Max Dumesny.

FASTEST LAP: Lap 31, James Thompson 14.565.

 

 

MAX MASTERS NSW CHAMPIONSHIP WIN OVER HAUD Official release: Valvoline Raceway

December 30, 2014

Max Dumesny is the 2014/2015 NSW Sprintcar Champion.

The seemingly ageless veteran drove his Valvoline Maxim to a thrilling win in the non-stop rubber-down 35 lap main event win but not before he had to arm wrestle the victory from American legend Jac Haudenschild.

Third placed and defending champion Trevor Green – who came from the B-Main to storm home in the dying laps – quipped at the podium “the combined ages of the podium tonight is about 160!”

Dumesny thrilled the hometown fans with his hard fought victory.

“I’ve never seen that much rubber down at this place but it was a really fun race, we were three and four wide a few times there and it was really good fun battling with Robbie (Farr) first and then Jac. I’m really pleased for Valvoline that we can get this one.” The win was Dumesny’s 45th at Valvoline Raceway and his third NSW Championship success.

Haudenschild was pleased to finally get on the podium in the Indy Race Parts Maxim after three attempts.

“It was cool to race with Max like that,” he smiled, “the track was real racy tonight even with the rubber down and it was fun swapping positions with everyone. I’m really looking forward to each race now we seem to have our set up worked out.”

Haudenschild again used the borrowed KRE Engine from NSW racers Steve and Kyle Caunt.

“I can’t thank Steve and Kyle Caunt enough for letting us use this motor,” he smiled.

The 35 lap main event ran it’s full distance (9.17s.214) without even looking like a stoppage and in the process produced some fantastic racing between early leader Robbie Farr, Dumesny, Haudenschild and James Thompson.

Farr slipped back out of the top four after sitting on pole and leading initially and looked in danger of falling out of the top five before consolidating fourth as the chequers flew ahead of Troy Little (fifth) a fast-finishing Max Johnston in sixth, James Thompson seventh, Shaun Dobson eighth, Ian Madsen ninth, Grant Anderson tenth, Toby Bellbowen eleventh, Brad Sweet (who came from position #24) twelfth, Ben Atkinson thirteenth, Marty Perovich fourteenth and Danny Reidy rounding out the top fifteen.

Trailing Reidy home from there were Americans Tim Kaeding and Davey Heskin ahead of Lynton Jeffrey, Glen Saville, Roddy Bellbowen, Matt Dumesny, Jackson Delamont and Grant Tunks placing 23rd.

Garry Brazier was a DNF.

Once again Grant Anderson passed over 20 cars between the B-Main and A-Main to wind up with a solid 10th after starting from position #23 whilst Californian Brad Sweet desperately tried to avenge a difficult night with a 12 car passing spree in the A-Main.

The Litre Sprint main event was won by a determined DJ Raw after he passed leader David May with only two corners remaining in the 20 lap affair with 16 year old rookie Matt Geering coming home in third.

Earlier in the night Trevor Green set the Network Industry Quick Time in qualifying and heat race wins went to Max Dumesny, Troy Little, Ben Atkinson and Danny Reidy whilst Sam Walsh won the non-qualifiers heat.

The C-Main went to Queenslander Peter Lack whilst Garry Brazier won the very entertaining B-Main.

The next event at Valvoline Raceway is scheduled for Thursday night, January 1 and will feature the Firecracker 50 lap main event for Sprintcars, Speedcars and Legend Cars.

 

 

Bogucki sweeps Nyora clean

The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series held RD 5 at Nyora Raceway last night and SA75 Scott Bogucki’s Bartlett’s Auto Centre Cool took the A main win from V34 Brenten Farrer 2 nd and V91 Liam Williams 3 Bogucki lead flag to flag with Williams gaining on him each lap when the traffic started to take effect. Doing the same to Williams was Farrer running a close 3 rd . Williams showed his nose to Bogucki but the pass didn’t eventuate. Farrer then did the same to Williams and got the move completed with only 2 laps remaining. V74 Michael Cunningham was running in 4 th for the major part of the race only to have his right rear tire expire in the dying stages of the race. V4 Phil Lock took advantage of this and slipped into 4 th with V83 Chris Solomon 5 th . Solomon had a brilliant drive starting in P13. V69 Colin Barker took a tumble in Turn 1 at the start of the A which put him on the infield for the rest of the show. The Nyora track wasn’t very forgiving on tyres in the A with rubber being laid by both right rear & left rear’s. Taking out the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award and his first for the series was Scott Bogucki with a 14.192 .

A Main results: 1st SA75 Scott Bogucki, 2 nd V34 Brenten Farrer, 3 rd V91 Liam Williams, 4 th Chris Solomon, 6 th SA71 Sam Putland, 7 th V88 Andy Hibbert, 8 th ACT40 Dion Bellman, 9 th V4 Phil Lock 5 V78 Chris Campbell, 10 V68 Brett Milburn, 11 th ACT15 Harley Bishop, 12 th V7 Paul Solomon, 13 th V27 Ross Jarred, 14 th rd . th V11 Brad Foster-DNF, 15 V74 Michael Cunningham-DNF, 16 th V21 James Hennessy – DNF, 17 th V69 Colin Barker, 18 th Corey Lincoln -DNF Heat winners: SA75 Scott Bogucki, V4 Phil Lock, V91 Liam Williams, V78 Chris Campbell, V66 Wayne Logue & V7 Paul Solomon. Contingency Winners IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Brad Foster - $100 cash Red Ed Sheds Lucky 7’s – Andy Hibbert – drum of methanol Toowoomba Speedbowl Hard Charger – Chris Solomon – Bleeder Air tank Fire Service Plus Hot Arse Award – Chris Campbell– Fire Extinguisher Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – Scott Bogucki – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine Hoosier Hero A Main – Scott Bogucki – WAV right rear tire Bar Up Bull Bars 8- Dion Bellman- Modern Stainless Steel Nice Guy Award – Ross Jarred - aluminium front Nerf bar

Left to right – V34 Brenten Farrer, SA75 Scott Bogucki, V91 Liam Williams th th

 

 

17th annual Rumble in Fort Wayne

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 26-28, 2014 ● Memorial Coliseum Expo Center ● Fort Wayne, Ind.

SUNDAY STORY

Knupp wins ‘Rumble’ finale as Nuckles claims title

By RON WARE

Classic Motorsports

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – For Brandon Knupp, the tears of joy didn’t begin until after he climbed from his No. 78 midget in victory lane. In his 18th career start at the Rumble in Fort Wayne, the driver known as Primetime finally had lived up to his nickname.

The former NASCAR Truck competitor erased more than a decade of frustration Sunday with a dominating victory in the 50-lap midget feature that capped the 17th annual indoor racing classic at the Memorial Coliseum Expo Center.

“There was a pause before I got excited,” the 28-year-old from Sidney, Ohio, admitted. “All I could think the last five laps was, ‘Something is going to fall off, something is going to fall off.’

“Normally, we always have something happen. Always wrong place, wrong time.”

Not this time. Knupp, driving a 36-year-old chassis that’s been rebuilt “at least six times,” held off a mild challenge from rookie Ross Rankine, with Bryan Nuckles, Kyle Hamilton and Chris Neuenschwander completing the top five.

Nuckles was no less surprised to learn he won the newly created points championship, edging Saturday night winner Justin Peck on a tie-breaker. Rookie Anthony Nocella, who won on Friday, finished two points back.

All three contenders started deep in the 16-car field on a greasy track that essentially was one groove. Nuckles methodically moved up from 11th and clinched the title when David Gough, running third, dropped out in the waning laps. Peck finished seventh and Nocella ninth.

Nuckles, who turns 34 on Jan. 3, drove a backup car usually reserved for much larger tracks after blowing an engine on Friday. He strung together finishes of second, seventh and third to take home the $1,000 bonus for his family-owned team, headed by his father, Jerry, a former USAC midget standout, and uncle John Nuckles.

“I had no idea we won,” Nuckles said. “To be able to bring out that backup car and put it together in a half-hour and even make the feature that night was a miracle to me.

“It wasn’t even in my mind (that he could win the title). They told me we were four or five points behind. Just being able to run the feature was good enough.”

Knupp was the fastest qualifier on both Friday and Saturday – his three career fast times are second only to Tony Stewart’s 10 – but was a modest ninth-quickest on Sunday. With the inversion, he ended up starting from the pole, and he responded with a heady drive that looked almost effortless.

Knupp literally has grown up racing at the Rumble, starting in karts the very first year. Before Sunday, his midget finishes included a second place in 2003 and thirds in 2002 and 2007.

The victory also was the first for his car owner, John Chambers, whose day job is driving a motorcoach for Chip Ganassi’s IndyCar team.

“I can’t tell you what it means to me and to all these guys that have been a part of this,” an emotional Knupp said. “Last year, we finally got it tuned in to where it would run consistently up front. And the stars aligned and we finally got it done.”

Erick Rudolph and Larry Joe Sroufe got a break in capturing the accompanying features for 600cc-powered outlaw modified midgets.

Rudolph, who won the non-winged feature on Saturday, added a victory in the winged midgets after a four-car pileup on the opening lap elevated him from sixth to second. He passed Saturday winner Ben Quinones two laps later and led the rest of the way, beating A.J. Lesiecki and Drew Dorsett.

“I thought we had the car to win, but fortunately for us, there was that four- or five-car pileup,” Rudolph said. “That’s how racing goes.”

Sroufe, long a dominant driver in the 600s, notched his first Fort Wayne victory since 2010, beating Mike Fedorcak and Rudolph. He clipped a marker tire and came to a halt early in the feature, but a caution flag enabled him to get his spot back.

“Been a few years,” admitted Sroufe, who builds his own cars. “I thought they were right on me, but we were getting good restarts and pulling away each lap.”

Quarter midgets also were part of the final day program, with Aaron Leffel taking both the Animal and Heavy Honda classes. Chase Burda, Jacob Denney, Seth Pugh and Zeb Wise each one once.

Among the notables in attendance was IndyCar driver-turned-owner Sarah Fisher, whose brother-in-law, Kyle O’Gara, competed in the midgets. Other weekend visitors included Indianapolis 500 veterans Davey Hamilton and Tom Bigelow as well as longtime broadcaster Jack Arute.

 

17th annual Rumble in Fort Wayne

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 26-28, 2014 ● Memorial Coliseum Expo Center ● Fort Wayne, Ind.

SUNDAY RESULTS

MIDGETS (National/Regional/Focus/Kenyon Car)

Qualifications – 1. Cooper Clouse, 14, Clouse, 7.943 seconds; 2. Derek Bischak, 31, Bischak, 8.007; 3. Chris Neuenschwander, 8, Neuenschwander, 8.075; 4. Mike Fedorcak, 19b, Belt, 8.105; 5. Justin Peck, 5x, Clay, 8.109; 6. David Gough, 6, Gough, 8.139; 7. Billy Wease, 99, Burrow, 8.160; 8. Ross Rankine, 9r, 8.197; 9. Brandon Knupp, 78, Chambers, 8.214; 10. Russ Gamester, 46, Gamester, 8.221; 11. Cory Setser, 24, Setser, 8.247; 12. Kyle Hamilton, 33, Hamilton, 8.253; 13. Rex Norris III, 63, Norris, 8.270; 14. Bryan Nuckles, 59x, Nuckles, 8.290; 15. Jim Anderson, 99a, Guess, 8.296; 16. Patrick Bruns, 22, Grskovic, 8.309; 17. Austin Nemire, 19, O’Connell, 8.326; 18. Anthony Nocella, 4, Seymour, 8.328; 19. Joey Burrow, 49, Burrow, 8.447; 20. Nick Hamilton, 1, Steele, 8.526; 21. Rich Corson, 15, Corson, 8.540; 22. Kyle O’Gara, 27, Lawson, 8.550; 23. Joe Liguori, 74, Williams, 8.574; 24. Anthony McCune, 45, 3-K, 8.575; 25. Jimmy McCune, 61, Kenyon, 8.583; 26. Matt Westfall, 9, Ryder, 8.605; 27. Alex Watson, 41, Sexton, 8.819; 28. Kevin Atkins, 36a, Atkins, 8.874; 29. Branson Dils, 15k, Chambers-Knupp, 8.895; 30. Shayne Riley, 57r, Riley, NT.

First heat (10 laps) – Norris, Knupp, Clouse, Peck, Corson, Nemire, J. McCune, Dils.

Second heat (10 laps) – Nuckles, Gamester, Gough, O’Gara, Bischak, Nocella, Riley.

Third heat (10 laps) – Anderson, Neuenschwander, Setser, Burrow, Watson, Wease, Liguori.

Fourth heat (10 laps) – K. Hamilton, Rankine, Fedorcak, N. Hamilton, Bruns, A. McCune, Atkins.

First semi-feature (12 laps) – Bischak, Wease, Nemire, Corson, J. McCune, Watson, Burrow, Liguori.

Second semi-feature (12 laps) – Peck, Nocella, Bruns, O’Gara, N. Hamilton, A. McCune.

Feature (50 laps) – 1. Brandon Knupp, 2. Ross Rankine, 3. Bryan Nuckles, 4. Kyle Hamilton, 5. Chris Neuenschwander, 6. Derek Bischak, 7. Justin Peck, 8. Rex Norris III, 9. Anthony Nocella, 10. Cooper Clouse, 11. Mike Fedorcak, 12. Cory Setser, 13. David Gough, 14. Billy Wease, 15. Jim Anderson, 16. Russ Gamester. Lap leaders: Knupp 1-50.

Final overall standings: 1. Bryan Nuckles, 12 points (won tie-breaker for championship); 2. Justin Peck, 12; 3. Anthony Nocella, 14; 4. Derek Bischak, 23; 5. Brandon Knupp, 25; 6. Kyle Hamilton, 27; 7. David Gough, 29; 8. Jim Anderson, 30; 9. Billy Wease, 32.

WINGED OUTLAW MODIFIED MIDGETS (600cc)

Qualifications – 1. Erick Rudolph, 22, Lafler, 8.070 seconds; 2. Brad Lamberson, 19, Dunigan, 8.135; 3. Cap Henry, 17, Henry, 8.145; 4. Ben Quinones, 20, APS, 8.268; 5. Bill Dunham, 84, T&E, 8.276; 6. Matt Farnham, 7f, Farnham-Mindeler, 8.321; 7. Tyler Fitzpatrick, 57, Fitzpatrick, 8.411; 8. Drew Dorsett, 11b, Sager, 8.412; 9. Ginny Quinones, 007, APS, 8.438; 10. Chase Ridenour, 11r, Ridenour, 8.442; 11. A.J. Lesiecki, 14, AJD, 8.529; 12. Howard McCormick, 26, Sager, 8.620; 13. Mark Zumbrun, 35z, Zumbrun, 8.672; 14. Rusty Strausbaugh, 29, Strausbaugh, 8.689.

First heat (10 laps) – Henry, Rudolph, Fitzpatrick, Dunham, Lesiecki, Zumbrun, G. Quinones.

Second heat (10 laps) – Dorsett, Farnham, B. Quinones, Lamberson, McCormick, Strausbaugh, Ridenour.

Feature (30 laps) – 1. Erick Rudolph, 2. A.J. Lesiecki, 3. Drew Dorsett, 4. Daniel Robinson, 5. Howard McCormick, 6. Ginny Quinones, 7. Chase Ridenour, 8. Mark Zumbrun, 9. Rusty Strausbaugh, 10. Ben Quinones, 11. Matt Farnham, 12. Bill Dunham, 13. Cap Henry, 14. Brad Lamberson. Lap leaders: Farnham 1, B. Quinones 2, Rudolph 3-30.

NON-WINGED DIRT OUTLAW MODIFIED MIDGETS (600cc)

Qualifications – 1. Jason Ormsby, 51, Ormsby, 8.183 seconds; 2. Erick Rudolph, 32, Lafler, 8.234; 3. Mike Fedorcak, 9, Fedorcak, 8.331; 4. Blane Culp, 34, Culp, 8.435; 5. Larry Joe Sroufe, 21, Sroufe, 8.453; 6. Matt Janisch, 14, Jones, 8.464; 7. Clay Sanders, 21c, Sanders, 8.537; 8. Russ Gamester, 49, GRP, 8.670; 9. Daniel Robinson, 57, Robinson, 8.758; 10. Phil Bozell, 83jr, Wolfersberger, 8.765; 11. Jonathon Lesiecki, 24, AJD, 8.775; 12. Kim Hughes, 6, Hughes, 8.827; 13. Richard Smith, 12, Smith, 8.883; 14. Shawn Grace, 77, Woods, 8.956; 15. Braiden Black, 69b, Black, 8.985; 16. Ryan Ball, 10r, Ball, 9.580; 17. Jeremy Howe, 48, Howe-Foster, 10.429.

First heat (10 laps) – Sanders, Bozell, Culp, Ormsby, Smith, Ball.

Second heat (10 laps) – Gamester, Rudolph, Sroufe, Lesiecki, Grace, Howe.

Third heat (10 laps) – Janisch, Fedorcak, Hughes, Black, Robinson.

Feature (25 laps) – 1. Larry Joe Sroufe, 2. Mike Fedorcak, 3. Erick Rudolph, 4. Russ Gamester, 5. Clay Sanders, 6. Phil Bozell, 7. Daniel Robinson, 8. Richard Smith, 9. Jonathon Lesiecki, 10. Kim Hughes, 11. Shawn Grace, 12. Jeremy Howe, 13. Matt Janisch, 14. Jason Ormsby, 15. Blane Culp. Lap leaders: Sroufe 1-25.

ANIMAL QUARTER MIDGETS

Heat (8 laps) – Breanna O’Bryan, Zeb Wise, Aaron Leffel, Lexi Pohlman, Chase Burda, Jacob Denney, Emerson Axsom, Owen Foster, Evan Foster, Will Edwards.

Feature (15 laps) – Aaron Leffel, Brenna O’Bryan, Lexi Pohlman, Evan Foster, Chase Burda, Owen Foster, Jacob Denney, Zeb Wise, Emerson Axsom.

HEAVY 160 QUARTER MIDGETS

Heat (8 laps) – Zeb Wise, Will Edwards, Brianna O’Bryan, Richard Johnson, Jared Leffel.

Feature (15 laps) – Zeb Wise, Jared Leffel, Richard Johnson, Brianna O’Bryan.

LIGHT 160 QUARTER MIDGETS

Heat (8 laps) – Bobby Elliott, Chase Burda, Jacob Denney, Emerson Axsom.

Feature (15 laps) – Jacob Denney, Emerson Axsom, Chase Burda, Bobby Elliott.

HEAVY HONDA QUARTER MIDGETS

Heat (8 laps) – Aaron Leffel, Will Edwards, Lexi Pohlman, Carson O’Bryan, Justin White.

Feature (15 laps) – Aaron Leffel, Will Edwards, Lexi Pohlman, Carson O’Bryan, Justin White.

SENIOR HONDA QUARTER MIDGETS

Heat (8 laps) – Chase Burda, J.D. Cowart, Bobby Elliott, Bryce Massingill, Kenny Douglas, Isaiah Pugh, Breanna Berry.

Feature (15 laps) – Chase Burda, Bobby Elliott, J.D. Cowart, Bryce Massingill, Kenny Douglas, Breanna Berry, Isaiah Pugh.

JUNIOR HONDA QUARTER MIDGETS

Heat (8 laps) – Seth Pugh, Aiden McCulley.

Feature (15 laps) – Seth Pugh, Aiden McCulley.

 

 

17th annual Rumble in Fort Wayne

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 26-28, 2014 ● Memorial Coliseum Expo Center ● Fort Wayne, Ind.

SATURDAY STORY

Peck wins again at ‘Rumble,’ challenges Stewart to return

By RON WARE

Classic Motorsports

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – With his aw-shucks demeanor and ready smile, Justin Peck might be the last guy you’d expect to start trash-talking in victory lane.

But the precocious 16-year-old couldn’t help himself after winning Saturday night’s 50-lap midget feature in the 17th annual Rumble in Fort Wayne, suggesting that Tony Stewart might want to hurry back before someone – in this case, himself – breaks the NASCAR star’s record of nine victories here.

“Tony is a good guy,” Peck said later, almost apologetically. “I was just being a funny guy. If he does come back – or if he doesn’t – hopefully we can have a little bit of a challenge.”

Peck continued his remarkable run at the Memorial Coliseum Expo Center, darting inside Jim Anderson in the second turn on lap 32 to wrest the lead, then pulling away for his second victory in two years at the 1/6-mile concrete track. Billy Wease passed Anderson for second on the final lap, with Friday winner Anthony Nocella and David Gough rounding out the top five in the caution-filled race.

Peck and Nocella are tied for the newly created points championship going into Sunday afternoon’s finale of the three-day event.

In six starts over three years here, Peck has two victories, a second, a third, a fourth and an engine-related 16th. Only one other driver, Derek Bischak, has even qualified for each of those six features.

“It’s pretty cool,” the high school sophomore said, assessing his streak. “It really helps having such a good car. (Owner) Steve Clay gives me a good Beast every time. But a lot of people really help me.”

Stewart, who has competed here on and off since 1999, is sitting out the Rumble for a second straight year after undergoing a fourth operation on the right leg he broke in 2013.

Anderson seemed headed toward a repeat of his 2010 victory here until his car developed a push just past the halfway point. When he couldn’t hold the bottom entering the second turn on lap 32, Peck shot underneath.

“I was trying all I could to whoa the thing down to get through the corner,” Anderson said. “The more I did that, I could feel him at the back bumper.”

“Honestly, we were a little better than him,” Peck said, “but the only way I got him, he got tight and then got loose (when he accelerated), and I got under him.”

Peck, driving the No. 5x Duracoat Beast-Autocraft Volkswagen, was unchallenged the rest of the way despite a succession of restarts.

Each driver’s (and car owner’s) three feature finishes will determine the overall title, with 1 point awarded for a win, 2 points for second, 3 for third and so on. Peck and Nocella each have a win and a fourth, giving them five points. Bryan Nuckles, with nine points, is the only other realistic contender for the $1,000 bonus, which will be split between the champion driver and car owner. In case of a tie, the higher finisher on Sunday will win the title.

Ben Quinones, youngest of three racing siblings, won the winged outlaw modified feature for his family’s first victory here in more than a decade of trying. Erick Rudolph captured the non-winged dirt modified midget feature, becoming the first driver to win in both of the 600cc classes. The non-winged division was added last year.

“Never been for lack of effort,” said Quinones, 22, who three years ago escaped injury in a wild crash in which he flew into the backstretch fencing. “This was all about patience and being consistent and keeping my nose clean. I knew the car was fast.”

The aptly-named Rudolph picked up a Christmas-time win here for the third straight year.

“We do a lot of homework at the shop,” he said of his Jim Lafler-owned team. “But a lot of the time we bring new equipment, and you’re not really sure what to expect.”

Korbyn Hayslett won twice in karts, with Zach Axlen, Patrick Clark, Brandon Dunn, Dustin Heath, Shawn Kluck and Philip Schneider picking up single victories.

Veteran John Ivy, who has competed in midgets, winged outlaw midgets and karts at the Rumble, received the inaugural David Lesiecki Award, presented in memory of the quarter midget race coordinator who died last March at age 47. The award, voted on by series officials, will be presented annually to the “driver who best exemplifies the spirit and dedication to racing that was (Lesiecki’s) trademark.”

“John is our all-time feature winner,” Rumble Series president Tony Barhorst said, “but this award is for his sportsmanship and willingness to help others. He very much deserves it.”

 

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 26-28, 2014 ● Memorial Coliseum Expo Center ● Fort Wayne, Ind.

SATURDAY RESULTS

MIDGETS (National/Regional/Focus/Kenyon Car)

Qualifications – 1. Brandon Knupp, 78, Chambers, 7.904 seconds; 2. Derek Bischak, 31, Bischak, 7.911; 3. Cooper Clouse, 14, Clouse, 7.989; 4. Geoff Kaiser, 10, Moore, 8.041; 5. Joe Liguori, 8up, Williams, 8.054; 6. Ross Rankine, 9r, Rankine, 8.062; 7. Bobby Santos III, 1g, Gormly, 8.078; 8. Bryan Nuckles, 59x, Nuckles, 8.082; 9. Kyle Hamilton, 33, Hamilton, 8.128; 10. Jim Anderson, 99a, Guess, 8.146; 11. Patrick Bruns, 22, Grskovic, 8.168; 12. Justin Peck, 5x, Clay, 8.185; 13. Billy Wease, 99, Burrow, 8.191; 14. Chris Neuenschwander, 8, Neuenschwander, 8.199; 15. Russ Gamester, 46, Gamester, 8.210; 16. Anthony Nocella, 4, Seymour, 8.213; 17. David Gough, 6, Gough, 8.236; 18. Jimmy McCune, 61, Kenyon, 8.276; 19. Matt Westfall, 9, Ryder, 8.297; 20. Nick Hamilton, 1, Steele, 8.336; 21. Cory Setser, 24, Setser, 8.339; 22. Austin Nemire, 19, O’Connell, 8.352; 23. Lynsey Liguori, 74, Williams, 8.374; 24. Rex Norris III, 63, Norris, 8.388; 25. Mike Streicher, 19b, Belt, 8.390; 26. Brian Gerster, 98, Burrow, 8.404; 27. Chris Jagger Jr., 32j, Jagger, 8.498; 28. Anthony McCune, 45, 3-K, 8.514; 29. Rich Corson, 15, Corson, 8.533; 30. Kyle O’Gara, 27, Lawson, 8.560; 31. Kevin Atkins, 36a, Atkins, 8.642; 32. Joey Burrow, 49, Burrow, 8.647; 33. Branson Dils, 15k, Chambers-Knupp, 8.673; 34. Brad Greenup, 4g, Greenup, 8.708; 35. Alex Watson, 41, Sexton, 8.782; 36. Jake Mangeot, 92, Burrow, 9.403; 37. Robby Parish, 7k, Irwin, NT; 38. Taylor Jagger, 27, Jagger, NT; 39. Shayne Riley, 57r, Riley, NT; 40. Chris Jagger, 88, Jagger, NT; 41. Bryan Nuckles, 59, Nuckles, withdrew.

First heat (10 laps) – Knupp, Nocella, Gerster, Atkins, Setser, Mangeot, Rankine, Bruns.

Second heat (10 laps) – Gough, Peck, Santos, Bischak, Nemire, Parish, Burrow, Jagger Jr.

Third heat (10 laps) – Wease, Clouse, J. McCune, Nuckles, A. McCune, L. Liguori, Dils, Riley.

Fourth heat (10 laps) – K. Hamilton, Kaiser, Neuenschwander, Norris, T. Jagger, Westfall, Corson, Greenup.

Fifth heat (10 laps) – Anderson, N. Hamilton, Gamester, J. Liguori, O’Gara, Fedorcak (#19b), Watson, Jagger.

First semi-feature (12 laps) – Bischak, Santos, Neuenschwander, L. Liguori, O’Gara, Fedorcak, Dils, Mangeot, Jagger Jr., Westfall.

Second semi-feature (12 laps) – J. Liguori, Nuckles, Setser, Gamester, Parish, A. McCune, Atkins, Riley, Greenup, Norris.

Third semi-feature (12 laps) – J. McCune, Gerster, Rankine, Nemire, Burrow, T. Jagger, Corson, Watson, Bruns.

Feature (50 laps) – 1. Justin Peck, 2. Billy Wease, 3. Jim Anderson, 4. Anthony Nocella, 5. David Gough, 6. Cooper Clouse, 7. Bryan Nuckles, 8. Nick Hamilton, 9. Geoff Kaiser, 10. Brian Gerster, 11. Brandon Knupp, 12. Jimmy McCune, 13. Bobby Santos III, 14. Derek Bischak, 15. Joe Liguori, 16. Kyle Hamilton. Lap leaders: Anderson 1-31, Peck 32-50.

WINGED OUTLAW MODIFIED MIDGETS (600cc)

Qualifications – 1. Erick Rudolph, 22, Lafler, 7.927 seconds; 2. Ben Quinones, 20, APS, 7.961; 3. Bill Dunham, 84, T&E, 8.185; 4. Brad Lamberson, 19, Dunigan, 8.217; 5. Matt Farnham, 7f, Farnham, 8.271; 6. Cap Henry, 17, Henry, 8.292; 7. Drew Dorsett, 11b, Sager, 8.296; 8. Ginny Quinones, 007, APS, 8.337; 9. Chase Ridenour, 11r, 8.422; 10. Tyler Fitzpatrick, 57, Fitzpatrick, 8.485; 11. Mark Zumbrun, 35z, Zumbrun, 8.523; 12. Rusty Strausbaugh, 29, Strausbaugh, 8.571; 13. Howard McCormick, 26, Sager, 8.767; 14. A.J. Lesiecki, 14, AJD, 9.401; 15. John Ivy, 94, Henry, NT.

First heat (10 laps) – Dorsett, Ridenour, Rudolph, Zumbrun, McCormick, Dunham, Farnham.

Second heat (10 laps) – Henry, B. Quinones, Lesiecki, Strausbaugh, G. Quinones, Fitzpatrick, Lamberson.

Feature (25 laps) – 1. Ben Quinones, 2. Brad Lamberson, 3. Chase Ridenour, 4. A.J. Lesiecki, 5. Drew Dorsett, 6. Rusty Strausbaugh, 7. Howard McCormick, 8. Bill Dunham, 9. Tyler Fitzpatrick, 10. Erick Rudolph, 11. Matt Farnham, 12. Ginny Quinones, 13. Mark Zumbrun, 14. Cap Henry. Lap leaders: Zumbrun 1-5, Ridenour 6-15, B. Quinones 16-30.

NON-WINGED DIRT OUTLAW MODIFIED MIDGETS (600cc)

Qualifications – 1. Larry Joe Sroufe, 21, Sroufe, 8.176 seconds; 2. Matt Janisch, 14, Jones, 8.280; 3. Erick Rudolph, 32, Lafler, 8.421; 4. Daniel Robinson, 57, Robinson, 8.530; 5. Mike Fedorcak, 9, Fedorcak, 8.581; 6. Blane Culp, 34, Culp, 8.680; 7. Jason Ormsby, 51, Ormsby, 8.730; 8. Jonathon Lesiecki, 24, AJD, 8.776; 9. Russ Gamester, 49, GRP, 8.896; 10. Gary Klein, 68, Klein, 9.087; 11. Blake Lamb, 69, Lamb, 9.157; 12. Shawn Grace, 77, Woods, 9.193; 13. Jaden Rogers, 7, Williams, 9.263; 14. Ryan Ball, 10r, Ball, 9.273; 15. Drew Rader, 74h, Allen, 9.419; 16. Clay Sanders, 21c, Sanders, 9.436; 17. Ethan Foster, 11, Foster, 9.536; 18. Kim Hughes, 6, Hughes, 9.563; 19. Phil Bozell, 83jr, Wolfersberger, 9.585; 20. Braiden Black, 69b, Black, 9.622; 21. Richard Smith, 12, Smith, 9.627; 22. Nick Eastin, 93, Eastin, NT; 23. Jeremy Howe, 48, Howe-Foster, NT; 24. Mike Stahl, 40, NT.

First heat (10 laps) – Sroufe, Rogers, Sanders, Bozell, Howe, Klein, Ormsby, Robinson.

Second heat (10 laps) – Lesiecki, Fedorcak, Janisch, Black, Lamb, Foster, Ball.

Third heat (10 laps) – Rudolph, Gamester, Smith, Culp, Grace, Rader, Hughes.

Semi-feature (10 laps) – Hughes, Grace, Robinson, Ormsby, Howe, Foster, Black, Klein, Rader, Ball.

Feature (25 laps) – 1. Erick Rudolph, 2. Mike Fedorcak, 3. Russ Gamester, 4. Blane Culp, 5. Clay Sanders, 6. Braiden Black, 7. Jaden Rogers, 8. Daniel Robinson, 9. Phil Bozell, 10. Richard Smith, 11. Shawn Grace, 12. Kim Hughes, 13. Larry Joe Sroufe, 14. Jonathon Lesiecki, 15. Matt Janisch, 16. Jason Ormsby. Lap leaders: Rudolph 1-25.

SENIOR HEAVY KARTS

First heat (8 laps) – Dustin Heath, Shawn Kluck, Craig Strayer, Cody Gallogly, Nick Grommes, Colt Ternet Sr., Austin Horn.

Second heat (8 laps) – Travis Fisher, Josh McKnight, Matt Randall, Kyle Burns, Kyle Kalweit, Andrew Johnson, Teddy Alberts.

Feature (15 laps) – Dustin Heath, Shawn Kluck, Travis Fisher, Matt Randall, Josh McKnight, Jake Shelley, Cody Gallogly, Cole Ternet Sr., Nick Grommes, Kyle Kalweit, Andrew Johnson, Cole Ternet Sr., Kyle Burns, Teddy Alberts.

SENIOR MEDIUM KARTS

First heat (8 laps) – Shawn Kluck, John Ivy, Ronnie Niehaus, Steven Webb, A.J. Robinson, Brandon Minnick, Andrew Johnson, Wayne Parkhurst.

Second heat (8 laps) – Dustin Heath, Travis Fisher, Zach Wolff, Nate Randall, Derek Hammond, Sierra Lantz, Levi Wilbur.

Feature (15 laps) – Shawn Kluck, Dustin Heath, John Ivy, Travis Fisher, Derek Hammond, Zach Wolff, Ronnie Niehaus, Nate Randall, A.J. Robinson, Levi Wilbur, Sierra Lantz, Wayne Parkhurst, Steven Webb, Andrew Johnson.

SENIOR CAGED KARTS

First heat (8 laps) – Brandon Dunn, Branson Dils, Josh Hanselman, Anthony Colandro, Zack Schaffer, Mike Ernsberger, Brian Barnett, Ty Conrad, Ashley Marqueling, David Hurley.

Second heat (8 laps) – Philip Schneider, Dylan Woodling, Joe Warner, Max Stambaugh, Ron Vandermeir Jr., Bradley Boyer, Jason O’Hara, Christopher Plank, Mike Welsh, Corey Saylor.

Third heat (8 laps) – Dan Bouc, Cole Rhoton, Zack Myers, Dustin Ingle, Kevin Wall Jr., A.J. Geren, Michael Giachetti, Shanon Chiddister, Aric Vandermeir.

Fourth heat (8 laps) – John Ventrello, Steven Berlin, Brad Schieber, Anthony Myers, Cole Roberson, Brandon Schnittke, Rick Dukes, Dan McLean, Eric Wall.

Feature (15 laps) – Brandon Dunn, Dan Bouc, Philip Schneider, Branson Dils, Cole Rhoton, Brad Schieber, Joe Warner, Max Stambaugh, Dylan Woodling, John Ventrello, Brandon Schnittke, Anthony Colandro, Steven Berlin, Ron Vandermeir Jr.

JUNIOR HEAVY KARTS

First heat, round one (8 laps) – Korbyn Hayslett, Sam Weaver, Connor Truman, Kaitlin Randall, Hannah Galitz, Michael Paterno.

Second heat, round one (8 laps) – Tayte Williamson, Gene Gregoric III, Dylan Anderson, Amanda Bohn, Myles Morrolf, Andrew Scheid.

Feature (15 laps) – Korbyn Hayslett, Sam Weaver, Tayte Williamson, Gene Gregoric III, Dylan Anderson, Kaitlin Randall, Connor Truman, Andrew Scheid, Michael Paterno, Amanda Bohn, Hannah Galitz.

JUNIOR CAGED KARTS

First heat (8 laps) – Korbyn Hayslett, Tayte Williamson, Gene Gregoric III, Owen Houpt, Aaron Mulrooney Jr., Jaden Cretacci, Paige Rogers, Jim Emrich.

Second heat (8 laps) – Breiden Mooney, Kasey Ziebold, Aiden Williamson, Dalton Rogers, Madison Bland, Jakeb Boxell, Griffin Hisle, Michael Villena.

Semi-feature (10 laps) – Cretacci, Hisle, Bland, Boxell, Rogers, Creager, Emrich, Villena, Mulrooney.

Feature (15 laps) – Korbyn Hayslett, Tayte Williamson, Kasey Ziebold, Breiden Mooney, Aiden Williamson, Owen Houpt, Madison Bland, Ian Creager, Jakeb Boxell, Gene Gregoric III, Griffin Hisle, Jaden Cretacci, Paige Rogers.

KID KARTS

First heat, round one (8 laps) – Cameron Vandermeir, Joshua Toth, Jasmine Goble, Jackson Orth, David Bretz.

Second heat, round one (8 laps) – Patrick Clark, Drew Phillips, Garrett Andexler, Hunter Weaver, Parker Lindemann, Brodie Wendel.

First heat, round two (8 laps) –Toth, Vandermeir, Goble, Bretz, Orth.

Second heat, round two (8 laps) – Clark, Andexler, Phillips, Weaver, Wendel, Lindemann.

Feature (10 laps) – Patrick Clark, Cameron Vandermeir, Brodie Wendel, Parker Lindemann, Hunter Weaver, Garrett Andexler, Drew Phillips, David Bretz, Jackson Orth.

HEAVY CLONE KARTS

First heat (8 laps) – Zach Axlen, Josh McKnight, Max Stambaugh, Kyle Pervis, Matt Browning, John Reiser, Nathan Bevard, Derek Lilly, Blake Adams, Cameron Miller.

Second heat (8 laps) – Brandon Dunn, Kobe Allison, Tyler Ransbottom, Tyler Kramer, Darrin Hurley, Owen Calderwood, James Thompson, Bill Booher, John H. Miller.

Third heat (8 laps) – Dustin Heath, Joey Pendergrass, Joe Barker, Matt Hall, Kyle Pervis, Dellas Burns, Tylar Rankin, Brandon Cretacci, Larry Fullbright.

Fourth heat (8 laps) – Philip Schneider, Jake Shelley, Ryan Moran, Charlie Schultz, Dustin Vandermeir, Scott Hamble, Nick Grommes, Jason Brenneman, Jeff Town.

First semi-feature (8 laps) – Pervis, Lilly, Browning, Hall, Burns, Bevard, Stambaugh, Ferrell, Rankin, Reiser, Ransbottom, Miller.

Second semi-feature (8 laps) – Moran, Kramer, Barker, Schultz, Ice, Grommes, Calderwood, Vandermeir, Booher, Town, Hurley, Miller, Hamble, Brennaman.

Feature (15 laps) – Zach Axlen, Dustin Heath, Jake Shelley, Brandon Dunn, Joey Pendergrass, Ryan Moran, Philip Schneider, Tyler Kramer, Josh McKnight, Joe Barker, Matt Browning, Kyle Pervis, Derek Lilly, Kobe Allison.

LIGHT CLONE KARTS

First heat, round one (8 laps) – Brandon Dunn, Zach Axlen, Tyler Kramer, Jake Wachtman, Max Stambaugh, Tim Ice, John Reiser, Blake Adams, Christopher Whipple, Tyler Ransbottom.

Second heat, round one (8 laps) – Philip Schneider, Dustin Heath, Jake Shelley, Charlie Schultz, Joe Barker, Ryan Moran, Tyler Kalb, Jamie Ferrell, Zack Wolff.

Third heat, round one (8 laps) – Joey Pendergrass, Kobe Allison, Derek Hammond, Matt Browning, Matt Hall, Dustin Vandermeir, Bill Booher, Kyle Jones.

First semi-feature (8 laps) – Kramer, Wolff, Stambaugh, Moran, Ice, Jones, Browning, Kalb, Hammond, Adams.

Second semi-feature (8 laps) – Wachtman, Shelley, Schultz, Barker, Ransbottom, Hall, Ferrell, Reiser, Booher, Whipple, Vandermeir, Moran.

Feature (15 laps) – Philip Schneider, Dustin Heath, Brandon Dunn, Zach Axlen, Jake Shelley, Joey Pendergrass, Ryan Moran, Max Stambaugh, Kobe Allison, Charlie Schultz, Zack Wolff, Joe Barker, Jake Wachtman, Tyler Kramer.

 

 

Brad’s sweet double up

Official release: Sprintcar Association of NSW

December 28, 2014

Brad Sweet continued where he left off on Boxing Night with a dominant win in the Sprintcar Summer Cup at Valvoline Raceway on Saturday night.

Sweet, who started from the outside second row, took the lead from Ben Atkinson on lap five and set about scoring an emphatic win. Sweet defeated hard charging Ian Madsen who, for the second night in a row, put on a great display, thrilling the crowd.

Third to the line was Grant Anderson after passing Ben Atkinson who spent every lap in the top three, except for the final 100 metres of the race.

The battle between Ben Atkinson and James Thompson, who finished sixth was a crowd pleaser. The two battled lap after lap for around ten laps mid-race distance in what was a very entertaining race.

In the end however, it was Brad Sweet who took home the win, despite Madsen looking like he may challenge him for the top spot. That didn’t eventuate as Atkinson was pouring pressure onto Madsen in the closing laps.

Jackson Delamont scored his best result to date with a fifth place finish ahead of Thompson, Trevor Green who had a tough night, initially being excluded for noise and having to come through the B-Main, Darryl Campbell, Roddy Bell Bowen and Lynton Jeffrey rounded out the top ten.

Matthew Dumesny finished in eleventh followed by Garry Brazier, who started in 24th, Max Dumesny, Marty Perovich, Jeremy Cross, Danny Reidy, Troy Little, Jac Haudenschild, Grant Tunks and Kim Becker rounded out the finishers.

Non-finishers were Tim Kaeding, Robbie Farr and Sam Walsh.

Earlier in the night, it was Toby Bell Bowen who stopped the clocks the quickest ahead of James Thompson and Ben Atkinson.

Heat race wins went to Sam Walsh, Darryl Campbell, Roddy Bell Bowen and Grant Anderson.

The C-Main went to Carl Dowling and the B-Main was won by Trevor Green.

48 Cars signed in for the night’s racing.

The next event on the Sprintcar Association of NSW calendar will be this Tuesday night, December 30 for the 57th running of the NSW Sprintcar Championship.

Sprintcar Association Of NSW, Track Championship Round 7.

VALVOLINE RACEWAY, Sprintcar Summer Cup

TIME TRIALS – 1. Toby Bell Bowen, 70N, 12.438; 2. James Thompson, 22N, 12.711; 3. Ben Atkinson, 2N, 12.721; 4. Brad Sweet, 99S, 12.748; 5. Jackson Delamont, 48N, 12.798; 6. Matt Dumesny, 57V, 12.834; 7. Robbie Farr, 7Q, 12.854; 8. Steve Caunt, 9N, 12.905; 9. Peter Gordon, 14N, 12.920; 10. Tim Kaeding, 99N, 12.949; 11. Marty Perovich, 17C, 12.990; 12. Danny Reidy, 5NQ, 13.012; 13. Jimmy Matchett, 88N, 13.020; 14. Blake Skipper, 24N, 13.020; 15. Alex Orr, 43N, 13.020; 16. Trevor Green, 11N, 13.027; 17. Sam Walsh, 92N, 13.029; 18. Jeremy Cross, 39N, 13.094; 19. Grant Tunks, 54N, 13.137; 20. Grant Anderson, 37V, 13.142; 21. Max Johnston, 38N, 13.148; 22. Roddy Bell Bowen, 7N, 13.159; 23. Darryl Campbell, 28N, 13.176; 24. Kim Becker, 55N, 13.184; 25. Lynton Jeffrey, 28Q, 13.205; 26. Mark Attard, 52N, 13.221; 27. Terry Bracken, 19Q, 13.239; 28. Ian Madsen, 10T, 13.299; 29. Jac Haudenschild, 71U, 13.327; 30. Troy Little, 98N, 13.394; 31. Thomas Jeffrey, 12N, 13.398; 32. Max Dumesny, 5V, 13.405; 33. Glen Saville, 75N, 13.458; 34. Brian Czuczi, 92C, 13.495; 35. Matt Young, 44N, 13.522; 36. Carl Dowling, 87W; 13.544. 37. Shane Sheedy, 64N, 13.587; 38. Lachlan Abbott, 16N, 13.612; 39. Matthew Craft, 86N, 13.648; 40. Jeff Lawler, 41N, 13.768; 41. Guy Stanshall, 18N, 13.768; 42. Matt Jackson, 82N, 13.823; 43. Scott Withers, 34C, 13.884; 44. Daniel Sayre, 3N, 13.970; 45. Daniel Needham, 95N, 13.979; 46. Andy Caruana, 96V, 14.071; 47. Garry Brazier, NT.

HEAT 1: (10 laps) 1. S Walsh, 2. L Jeffrey, 3. J Haudenschild, 4. K Becker, 5. T Bell Bowen, 6. G Saville, 7. S Sheedy, 8. P Gordon, 9. S Caunt, (DNF) G Stanshall, (EXC) T Green. NT.

HEAT 2: (10 laps) 1. D Campbell, 2. T Kaeding, 3. J Thompson, 4. J Cross, 5. R Farr, 6. A Orr, 7. T Little, 8. M Attard, 9. B Czuczi, 10. M Jackson, 11. L Abbott, 12. A Caruana. 2:21.940.

HEAT 3: (10 laps) 1. R Bell Bowen, 2. B Atkinson, 3. G Brazier, 4. G Tunks, 5. M Perovich, 6. T Bracken, 7. B Skipper, 8. Matt Dumesny, 9. M Young, 10. T Jeffrey, 11. S Withers, 12. M Craft. 2:27.374.

HEAT 4: (10 laps) 1. G Anderson, 2. D Reidy, 3. J Delamont, 4. Max Dumesny, 5. B Sweet, 6. C Dowling, 7. I Madsen, 8. J Lawler, 9. J Matchett, 10. D Sayre, 11. M Johnston. NT.

C MAIN: (10 Laps) 1. C Dowling, 2. J Lawler, 3. S Withers, 4. D Sayre, 5. M Jackson, 6. L Abbott, 7. A Caruana, 8. S Sheedy, (DNF) M Craft. NT.

POLE SHUFFLE: 1. B Atkinson (3), 2. T Bell Bowen (1), 3. J Thompson (2), 4. B Sweet (4), 5. G Anderson (6), 6. S Walsh (5), 7. R Bell Bowen (7), 8. D Campbell (8).

B MAIN: ( 20 laps) 1. T Green, 2. T Little, 3. I Madsen, 4. Matt Dumesny, 5. A Orr, 6. P Gordon. 7. G Saville, 8. C Dowling, 9. T Jeffrey, 10. T Bracken, 11. M Attard, 12. M Young, 13. B Skipper, 14. J Lawler, 15. J Matchett, 16. B Czuczi, (DNF) M Johnston, (DNF) S Caunt. NT.

A MAIN: (35 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Brad Sweet (4), 2. Ian Madsen (20), 3. Grant Anderson (5), 4. Ben Atkinson (1), 5. Jackson Delamont (9), 6. James Thompson (3), 7. Trevor Green (15), 8. Darryl Campbell (8), 9.Roddy Bell Bowen (7), 10. Lynton Jeffrey (19), 11. Matt Dumesny (10), 12. Garry Brazier (24), 13. Max Dumesny (23), 14. Marty Perovich (13), 15. Toby Bell Bowen (2), 16. Jeremy Cross (16), 17. Danny Reidy (14), 18. Troy Little (22), 19. Jac Haudenschild (21), 20. Grant Tunks (17), 21. Kim Becker (18), (DNF) Tim Kaeding (12), (DNF) Robbie Farr (11), (DNF) Sam Walsh (6). NT.

A MAIN LAP LEADERS: Laps 1 – 4 Ben Atkinson, Laps 5 - 35 Brad Sweet.

FASTEST LAP: Lap 7, Brad Sweet 14.934.

 

 

SUNDAY DECEMBER 28, 2014

KENDRICK STORMS HOME FOR BUNBURY WIN

JASON Kendrick dug deep at Quit Bunbury Speedway on Saturday night to win round eight of the 2014-15 AHG Sprintcar Series after producing a clinical and calculating drive on a demanding track.

The WA champion struggled for much of the show and had to start from P11 in the 30-lap feature race where he shone in the second half to outrace Ryan Farrell and then set sail for home to win from Callum Williamson and Kye Scroop.

Kendrick was quickest in his qualifying group in the afternoon part of the event and then destroyed a front row start in his first heat race after washing up the track too high and slumping to seventh.

He then struggled from the back in his second heat race to finish sixth, missing out on the all-important top 8 dash.

This gave the team plenty of time to contemplate an attack and salvage something for the round but deep down the team probably didn’t think they would produce such a strong result.

The start of the feature race was aborted when Ryan Lancaster flipped violently down the main straight as the field took the green light.

Only a second later there was an incident in turn two involving Jamie Maiolo, American Sheldon Haudenshild and Shaun Bradford.

A lengthy delay due to Lancaster requiring medical treatment forced an open red light situation that allowed the Haudenschild and Bradford teams to make repairs and return to the battle, albeit from the back of the pack.

Cameron Gessner, who started alongside Farrell on the front row and was running in third, clipped the fence only seven laps in, damaging the right rear tyre, putting the #41 out of the contest.

On the restart Bradford was also out thanks to a flat right rear tyre.

Sean Zemunik, who started from P8, looked very strong in the #114 machine in the early session and put a move on Williamson for second on lap 10 but he was not able to make the move stick and eventually lost considerable ground and dropped back through the order.

At this stage Farrell was putting on a driving clinic at the front of the pack and Kendrick was still back in sixth.

The #92 driver claimed fourth on lap 13 and two laps later was into third before locking into an entertaining battle with Williamson for second for a couple of laps and eventually claiming the spot in his own right before a spinning Brodie Minchin forced a restart with 12 laps remaining.

Farrell skipped away from the bunched up field early on but Kendrick was running a slightly lower line, particularly in turns 1-2 where he made up serious ground and put himself in a spot to challenge for the lead.

After muscling his way inside Farrell as they pair came out of turn four Kendrick got to the lead in the last few laps and then opened up a sizeable lead before Farrell slowed with a blown left rear tyre.

It was a bitter blow for the driver of the #26 machine who was quickest in qualifying, then won his first heat and stormed through from the back of the pack to finish second in the next heat.

Farrell also won the Gold Shootout to start from pole, setting up what could have been a massive points haul in the series after he and Kris Coyle played their Joker cards at the start of the night to double their points.

Drivers only have the January 3 and January 24 rounds at the Perth Motorplex to play their Joker cards with quite a few of the leading drivers yet to play their hand.

Not only was it a good night for Kendrick but also for Williamson who started from P6 and converted it into a strong second that was on top of the third he took at the Perth Motorplex on Friday night.

This young racer from Geraldton, who finished third in the series a couple of seasons back, is starting to find some great form heading into the business end of the season.

It was also a pleasing result for Scroop who moved from P6 to third, also on the back of a sixth in Perth the previous night.

Brad Maiolo, Coyle, Minchin and David Priolo were the only other finishers in the 30-lapper.

Jamie Maiolo was this round’s winner of the Hoosier right rear tyre draw.

Round 9 of the AHG Series will be held at the Perth Motorplex next Saturday night.

Rd8 results:

QUALIFYING:

Group 1: Jason Kendrick 13.508, Kye Scroop 13.597, Callum Williamson 13.693 and Troy Lawson 14.182.

Group 2: Cameron Gessner 13.396, Ryan Lancaster 13.444, Jamie Maiolo 13.565 and Brodie Minchin 14.448.

Group 3: Sheldon Haudenschild 13.501, Kris Coyle 13.584, Brad Maiolo 13.684, Sean Zemunik 13.802 and Daniel Keen 14.004.

Group 4: Ryan Farrell 13.203, David Priolo 13.600, Shane Norris 13.606 and Shaun Bradford 13.636.

Heat 1: 1st Ryan Farrell, 2nd Kris Coyle, 3rd Ryan Lancaster, 4th Callum Williamson, 5th Shane Norris, 6th Sean Zemunik, 7th Jason Kendrick and 8th Brodie Minchin.

Heat 2: 1st Sheldon Haudenschild, 2nd Cameron Gessner, 3rd Kye Scroop, 4th Shaun Bradford, 5th David Priolo, 6th Brad Maiolo, 7th Jamie Maiolo, 8th Troy Lawson.

Heat 3: 1st Shaun Bradford, 2nd Ryan Farrell, 3rd Daniel Keen, 4th Brad Maiolo, 5th Shane Norris, 6th David Priolo, 7th Sheldon Haudenschild, 8th Brodie Minchin. DNF: Ryan Lancaster.

Heat 4: 1st Jamie Maiolo, 2nd Kye Scroop, 3rd Sean Zemunik 4th Cameron Gessner, 5th Callum Williamson, 6th Jason Kendrick.

Feature: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Callum Williamson, 3rd Kye Scroop, 4th Brad Maiolo, 5th Kris Coyle, 6th Brodie Minchin, 7th David Priolo. DNF: Shane Norris, Ryan Farrell, Sean Zemunik, Daniel Keen, Cameron Gessner, Shaun Bradford, Sheldon Haudenschild, Jamie Maiolo and Ryan Lancaster. DNS: Troy Lawson.

 

 

BRAD BACKS IT UP WITH ANOTHER WIN

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

December 27, 2014

American Brad Sweet backed up his victory in the Valvoline Australian Sprintcar Grand Prix last night with an emphatic win in tonight’s Sprintcar Summer Cup in front of a huge crowd at Valvoline Raceway.

The Californian again skillfully wove his #99 Highrace Towing / Ruhs Brothers Motorsport entry through lapped traffic to evade his pursuers in the 35 lap main event despite the best efforts of a fast-finishing Ian Madsen to run him down.

“Tonight was tricky,” explained a delighted Sweet, “we led for quite a while tonight and you’re always wondering and expecting someone to run you down. I knew they’d be back there somewhere and I was kinda waiting for someone to attack. I had to stay pretty vigilant with my lines.”

Ian Madsen pulled a major rabbit out of his hat after being originally buried deep in the B-Main before he eventually made the transfer and then began picking his way through the field.

“It’s all because of Dave Sharman (crew chief) that we even got this far,” explained Madsen, “he had the car really hooked up in the main and we could go places that not many others could.”

Grant Anderson’s last lap gasp pickpocketed Ben Atkinson from a certain third placing as the chequered flags flew.

“I love this place,” grinned Grant, “the track was really wide tonight and it made racing such a pleasure. You could pass almost anywhere and you had plenty of room to move.”

Ben Atkinson was rapid all night in the #2 PCR Scuderia and began the main event from pole after some stirring drives in the Pole Shootout.

The always-committed Territorian challenged for the lead on numerous occasions and looked certain to wrap up his second consecutive podium finish until Anderson slipped by.

A career best drive in many ways for Jackson Delamont netted him a sterling fifth place finish in the Mad Harry’s Steel #48 KPC as he worked the bottom of the track like a boss and made many more experienced drivers pay for underestimating him.

Following Jackson home in sixth was another strong performance from James Thompson followed by Trevor Green in seventh, Darryl Campbell in eighth, Roddy Bellbowen ninth and Lynton Jeffrey in a triumphant homecoming top ten result in the Allan Woods #28 entry.

Matt Dumesny placed eleventh after coming from the B-Main and Garry Brazier’s eventual 12th was not an accurate reflection on the six-times Aussie champ’s gutsy effort to come back from a no-hot laps, no-time trial, no-points situation as a virtual non qualifier when the rear end needed to be changed during hot laps.

Trailing home Brazier in thirteenth was Max Dumesny ahead of Marty Perovich, original front-row qualifier and quick time man Toby Bellbowen, Jeremy Cross, Danny Reidy, Troy Little, Jac Haudenschild, Grant Tunks and Kim Becker placed as the last registered finisher in 21st.

DNF’s were Tim Kaeding, Robbie Farr and Steve Caunt.

The Late Model main event saw a career best finish for Newcastle driver Tim Bink who scored both his first ever heat and first ever main event success at Valvoline Raceway.

A beaming Bink was elated to score the narrow victory over David Doherty in second place, Nathan Disney in third, Ben Nicastri fourth, Ryan Fenech (who was the only one who could get the highline to work it seemed) fifth, Darryl Grimson sixth, Clayton Pyne seventh, David Robertson eighth, Daniel Cassidy ninth and Jeff Searle rounding out the top ten.

Bob Jackson secured his first ever Speedcar main event win much to the delight of his always proud Mum Maureen over namesake Matt Jackson in second place, Jaimie McKinlay third, Dayne Kingshott fourth and Glen Shaw rounding out the top five.

Newcastle’s Adam Clarke was bitterly unlucky after leading many laps before a loose bead lock allowed the right rear tyre to deflate on a restart and he had to retire with the win almost in his sights.

The next race event at Valvoline Raceway is scheduled for this TUESDAY night and will see the running of the 2014/2015 NSW Sprintcar Championship with Litre Sprints and Fender Benders on the program.

 

 

RYAN FARRELL WINS SPRINTCAR CHRISTMAS CUP

STARTING from P3 didn’t hamper Ryan Farrell when he contested the Sprintcar Christmas Cup at the Perth Motorplex on Friday night.

Farrell won the 25-lap feature race, that was round seven of the 2014-15 AHG Sprintcar Series, from David Priolo and Callum Williamson.

He was in second place for the early part of the main event, watching Shaun Bradford lead the way in sensational pace.

Unfortunately for Bradford he blew a left rear tyre just over midrace distance as he led the field off for a restart

Farrell got a wake-up call in the latter stages of the race as Priolo put his nose in, but on a restart with four laps remaining, the driver of the W26 bolted away and held a strong advantage to the finish line.

Priolo, who started from P4, held on for second with Williamson, who started from P2, taking a well-deserved third, his best result of the season so far.

Robert Watson junior was the first driver out of the contest after the motor in the #66 was smoking big time.

American Sheldon Haudenschild had to go to the rear of the field after spinning on the back straight 10 laps in but he managed to recover to take ninth in his first WA appearance.

Shane Norris blew a left rear tyre on the main straight with four laps remaining, forcing the last restart.

Williamson was the winner of the Hoosier right rear tyre draw for this round.

Round 8 will be held at Quit Bunbury Speedway on Saturday night.

Qualifying: Group 1: David Priolo 14.901, Ryan Lancaster, Jason Kendrick 15.097, Mark Wells 15.508, Ken Sartori 15.719, Jacob Lucas 16.692.

Group 2: Callum Williamson 14.834, Sheldon Haudenschild 14.861, Kye Scroop 15.315, Jason Pryde 15.351, Sean Zemunik 15.868, Rod Howe 17.422.

Group 3: Shaun Bradford 14.224, Shane Norris 14.240, Jake Beard-Miller 14.277, Bradley Maiolo 14.322, Robert Watson junior 14.772.

Group 4: Ryan Farrell 14.244, Cameron Gessner 14.383, Jamie Maiolo 14.561, Troy Lawson 14.741 Daniel Keen 14.902.

Heat 1: 1st Ryan Farrell, 2nd Ryan Lancaster, 3rd Shaun Bradford, 4th Jamie Maiolo, 5th Sheldon Haudenschild, 6th Jake Beard-Miller, 7th Mark Wells, 8th Daniel Keen, 9th Jason Pryde, 10th Robert Watson junior, 11th Jacob Lucas, 12th Rod Howe.

Heat 2: 1st David Priolo, 2nd Callum Williamson, 3rd Kye Scroop, 4th Shane Norris, 5th Cameron Gessner, 6th Jason Kendrick, 7th Bradley Maiolo, 8th Ken Sartori, 9th Troy Lawson. DNF: Sean Zemunik.

Race 3: 1st Bradley Maiolo, 2nd Kye Scroop, 3rd Jamie Maiolo, 4th Callum Williamson, 5th Ryan Lancaster 6th Shane Norris, 7th Ryan Farrell, 8th Jacob Lucas, 9th Daniel Keen, 10th Mark Wells. DNF: Sean Zemunik.

Race 4: 1st Jason Pryde, 2nd Shaun Bradford, 3rd Jake Beard-Miller, 4th Cameron Gessner, 5th Sheldon Haudenschild, 6th Jason Kendrick, 7th David Priolo, 8th Robert Watson junior, 9th Rod Howe. DNF: Troy Lawson. DNS: Ken Sartori.

Feature: 1st Ryan Farrell, 2nd David Priolo, 3rd Callum Williamson, 4th Cameron Gessner, 5th Jason Kendrick, 6th Kye Scroop, 7th Ryan Lancaster, 8th Jake Beard-Miller, 9th Sheldon Haudenschild, 10th Ken Sartori, 11th Bradley Maiolo, 12th Jason Pryde, 13th Troy Lawson, 14th Daniel Keen, 15th Jacob Lucas. DNF: Shane Norris, Jamie Maiolo, Shaun Bradford, Robert Watson, Rod Howe. DNS: Mark Wells and Sean Zemunik.

 

PLAYING the Joker card at the drivers meeting proved to be a winner for David Priolo at the start of the Sprintcar Christmas Cup at the Perth Motorplex on Friday night.

Priolo, along with Jake Beard-Miller and Jason Pryde, announced they were playing their Jokers, where they would double their points for the round.

Priolo finished second to Ryan Farrell in the 25-lap feature race that was round seven of the 2014-15 AHG Sprintcar Series.

As a result he now leads the points on 1094 and has a handy buffer over Cameron Gessner on 980, Jason Kendrick 966, Beard-Miller 950 and Shaun Bradford 936.

Round 8 of the series will be held at Quit Bunbury Speedway on Saturday night with quite a few drivers expected to play their Jokers down there.

Points: David Priolo 1094, Cameron Gessner 980, Jason Kendrick 966, Jake Beard-Miller 950, Shaun Bradford 936, Jamie Maiolo 924, Callum Williamson 906, Bradley Maiolo 904, Daniel Harding 894, Ryan Farrell 890, Ryan Lancaster 822, Kye Scroop 816, Lee Nash 814, Daniel Keen 758, Scott Reilly 750, Mark Wells 680, Shane Norris 622, Jason Pryde 610, Daryl Clayden 514, Carl Dowling 494, Darren Mewett 472, Ken Sartori, Troy Lawson 452 each, Brooke Tatnell 438, Kyle Hirst 400, Kris Coyle 398, Troy Beckingham 344, Jeff Leisk 344, Robert Watson junior 340, Ryan Jones 326, Brodie Minchin 278, Trent Pigdon 260, Sheldon Haudenschild 132, Jacob Lucas 120, Jason Boland 118, Jamie Buszan 118, Rod Howe 110, Sean Zemunik and Steven Ford 100 each.

 

WHAT THEY SAID!!

HERE’s what the top 3 had to say after round seven of the AHG Sprintcar Series was run and won at the Perth Motorplex on Friday night.

1st RYAN FARRELL (started P3)

“The boys worked really hard on the week we had of, we changed cars, this is my old car from a couple of years ago.

It (the win) feels really good.

This whole team and family (Stathy family) have stuck by me through some tough times in the last couple of years and I just can’t say enough about them.

All the guys in this crew work tirelessly to make me look good.

I have actually been going to the gym for the last couple of weeks for the first time in my life…shock horror…but yeah it has been paying dividends

A big thanks to Adrian Haywood from Plus Fitness down in Pinjarra, he has been on my case and it’s paying dividends and a big congrats to David, when he poked his nose in there I was sort of having a bit of a cruise and I got up in the seat and thought, how bad do you want to win it?”

On the final restart Farrell bolted away.

“I didn’t know that, like I said I was driving around with a bit left in the tank and when David showed his nose I thought well now is the time to everything we have got.”

2ND DAVID PRIOLO (started P4)

“For the first time I am happy to be second to be honest, I don’t think we had quite the car that was second, I think we were about fourth or fifth place…lucky to get there in the end.

Great job to Ryan, he was just too quick for me out front there.

I had nothing for him, I kinda found a spot in (turns) three and four that kept me in contention but he was too quick on the race line.

A big thanks to my sponsors, Watsons Express Transport, Lake Brick Cartage is here tonight, Premium Developments, Valvoline and everyone else who gets behind me and of course my crew led by my brother Michael, Ralph, Trent..there’s a whole list of them, just big thanks to them.

And Frank Scardifield, I think he paints three quarters of the field here and an awesome bloke and great at his job so if anyone needs some smash repairs done get down there.”

3rd CALLUM WILLIAMSON (started P2)

“Yeah it makes everything worthwhile, it’s been a long time coming as you said.

I Just can’t thank the crew enough for what they have put in and done over the last couple of years.

It’s really rewarding for the team and everyone who supports me and helps me.

(Parents) they are everything in the racing if I didn’t have them here I wouldn’t be going racing, I tell you that.

I would like to thank the whole Nash family as well for putting all the effort in when they don’t have to.”

#Round 8 of the series will be held at Quit Bunbury Speedway tonight.

 

 

 

17th annual Rumble in Fort Wayne

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 26-28, 2014 ● Memorial Coliseum Expo Center ● Fort Wayne, Ind.

FRIDAY RESULTS

MIDGETS (National/Regional/Focus/Kenyon Car)

Qualifications – 1. Brandon Knupp, 78, Chambers, 7.770; 2. Derek Bischak, 31, Bischak, 7.886; 3. Cooper Clouse, 14, Clouse, 7.934; 4. Kyle Hamilton, 33, Hamilton, 7.937; 5. Joe Liguori, 8up, Williams, 7.954; 6. Bryan Nuckles, 59, Nuckles, 7.994; 7. Chris Neuenschwander, 8, Neuenschwander, 8.042; 8. Cory Setser, 24, Setser, 8.088; 9. Jim Anderson, 99a, Guess, 8.110; 10. Ross Rankine, 9r, Rankine, 8.112; 11. David Gough, 6, Gough, 8.134; 12. Billy Wease, 99, Burrow, 8.183; 13. Russ Gamester, 46, Gamester, 8.205; 14. Robby Parish, 7k, Irwin, 8.222; 15. Justin Peck, 5x, Clay, 8.237; 16. Nick Hamilton, 1, Steele, 8.244; 17. Bobby Santos III, 1g, Gormly, 8.265; 18. Rich Corson, 15, Corson, 8.275; 19. Anthony Nocella, 4, Seymour, 8.283; 20. Geoff Kaiser, 10, Moore, 8.349; 21. Brian Gerster, 98, Burrow, 8.381; 22. Kyle O’Gara, 27, 8.388; 23. Patrick Bruns, 22, Grskovic, 8.394; 24. Austin Nemire, 19, O’Connell, 8.449; 25. Chris Jagger Jr., 32j, Jagger, 8.456; 26. Kevin Atkins, 36a, Atkins, 8.492; 27. Matt Westfall, 9, Ryder, 8.522; 28. Lynsey Liguori, 74, Williams, 8.561; 29. Jimmy McCune, 61, Kenyon, 8.615; 30. Anthony McCune, 45, 3-K, 8.731; 31. Rex Norris III, 63, Norris, 8.747; 32. Branson Dills, 15k, Chambers-Knupp, 8.795; 33. Joey Burrow, 49, Burrow, 8.806; 34. Russ Belt, 19b, Belt, 8.816; 35. Brad Greenup, 4g, 8.979; 36. Keith Ousley, 27, 9.911; 37. Chris Jagger, 88, Jagger, 10.100; 38. Shayne Riley, 57r, Riley, 10.660.

First heat (10 laps) – N. Hamilton, Gough, Nuckles, Knupp, Gerster, Atkins, Ousley, Norris III.

Second heat (10 laps) – Wease, Bischak, Santos, O’Gara, Dils, Westfall, Neuenschwander, Riley.

Third heat (10 laps) – Corson, Gamester, Clouse, Bruns, L. Liguori, Burrow, Setser, Marzolf.

Fourth heat (10 laps) – Nocella, Anderson, K. Hamilton, Parish, Nemire, J. McCune, Belt, Janisch.

Fifth heat (10 laps) – Kaiser, Peck, J. Liguori, A. McCune, Greenup, Rankine, Jagger Jr.

First semi-feature (12 laps) – Knupp, J. Liguori, Setser, J. McCune, Atkins, Dils.

Second semi-feature (12 laps) – Nuckles, Rankine, Nemire, Westfall, Gerster, Burrow, Ousley, Clouse, A. McCune.

Third semi-feature (12 laps) – K. Hamilton, Neuenschwander, Parish, L. Liguori, O’Gara, Belt, Jagger Jr.

Feature (50 laps) – 1. Anthony Nocella, 2. Bryan Nuckles, 3. Derek Bischak, 4. Justin Peck, 5. Ross Rankine, 6. Russ Gamester, 7. Kyle Hamilton, 8. Joe Liguori, 9. Nick Hamilton, 10. Chris Neuenschwander, 11. David Gough, 12. Jim Anderson, 13. Brandon Knupp, 14. Rich Corson, 15. Geoff Kaiser, 16. Billy Wease. Lap leaders: Peck 1-32, Nocella 33-50.

NON-WINGED DIRT OUTLAW MODIFIED MIDGETS (600cc)

Qualifications – 1. Matt Janisch, 14, Jones, 8.095 seconds (breaks track record of 8.328 seconds set by Blane Culp on Dec. 27, 2013); 2. Erick Rudolph, 32, Lafler, 8.378; 3. Clay Sanders, 21c, 8.422; 4. Mike Fedorcak, 9, Fedorcak, 8.444; 5. Russ Gamester, 49, GRP, 8.484; 6. Jason Ormsby, 51, Ormsby, 8.533; 7. Blane Culp, 34, 8.550; 8. Larry Joe Sroufe, 21, 8.666; 9. Richard Smith, 12, Smith, 8.712; 10. Daniel Robinson, 57, Robinson; 11. Phil Bozell, 83jr, Wolfersberger, 8.777; 12. Jonathon Lesiecki, 24, AJD, 8.842; 13. Shawn Grace, 77, Woods, 8.873; 14. Braiden Black, 68b, Black, 9.084; 15. Blake Lamb, 69, Lamb, 9.098; 16. Kim Hughes, 6, Hughes, 9.242; 17. Drew Rader, 74h, Allen, 9.272; 18. Nick Eastin, 93, Eastin, 9.377; 19. Mike Stahl, 40, Stahl, 9.474; 20. Ryan Ball, 10r, Ball, 9.559; 21. Ethan Foster, 11, Foster, 9.919; 22. Gary Klein, 68, Klein, 10.323; 23. Jaden Rogers, 7, Williams, NT; 24. Jeremy Howe, 48, Howe-Foster, NT.

First heat (10 laps) – Janisch, Robinson, Fedorcak, Hughes, Grace, Klein, Stahl, Culp.

Second heat (10 laps) – Sroufe, Rudolph, Gamester, Bozell, Rogers, Ball, Black, Rader.

Third heat (10 laps) – Lesiecki, Ormsby, Sanders, Smith, Black, Foster, Eastin, Howe.

Semi-feature (10 laps) – Grace, Rogers, Black, Culp, Klein, Ball, Rader, Stahl, Foster.

Feature (25 laps) – 1. Jason Ormsby, 2. Larry Joe Sroufe, 3. Russ Gamester, 4. Jonathon Lesiecki, 5. Blane Culp, 6. Kim Hughes, 7. Jaden Rogers, 8. Mike Fedorcak, 9. Braiden Black, 10. Richard Smith, 11. Erick Rudolph, 12. Shawn Grace, 13. Clay Sanders, 14. Matt Janisch, 15. Phil Bozell, 16. Daniel Robinson. Lap leaders: Ormsby 1-25.

SENIOR HEAVY KARTS

Heat, round one (8 laps) – Shawn Kluck, Josh McKnight, Dustin Heath, Matt Randall, Nick Grommes, Kyle Kalweit, Kyle Burns, Austin Horn, Teddy Alberts, Cole Ternet Sr.

Heat, round two (8 laps) – McKnight, Kluck, Randall, Alberts, Kalweit, Horn, Heath, Burns, Ternet Sr., Grommes.

Feature (15 laps) – Shawn Kluck, Dustin Heath, Matt Randall, Josh McKnight, Kyle Kalweit, Nick Grommes, Kyle Burns, Teddy Alberts, Austin Horn.

SENIOR MEDIUM KARTS

First heat, round one (8 laps) – Shawn Kluck, Dustin Heath, Levi Wilbur, Steven Webb, Brandon Minnick, A.J. Robinson, Virgil Cousino, A.J. Kendall.

Second heat, round one (8 laps) – John Ivy, Zach Wolff, Ronnie Niehaus, Derek Hammond, Nate Randall, Sierra Lantz, Wayne Parkhurst.

First heat, round two (8 laps) – Heath, Kluck, Wilbur, Robinson, Webb, Kendall, Minnick, Cousino.

Second heat, round two (8 laps) – Hammond, Niehaus, Randall, Ivy, Lantz, Parkhurst, Wolff, Horn.

Semifinal (8 laps) – Wolff, Robinson, Lantz, Horn, Parkhurst, Kendall.

Feature (15 laps) – Dustin Heath, John Ivy, Shawn Kluck, Zach Wolff, Ronnie Niehaus, Nate Randall, Derek Hammond, A.J. Robinson, Steven Webb, Sierra Lantz, Wayne Parkhurst, Levi Wilbur, Austin Horn.

SENIOR CAGED KARTS

First heat, round one (8 laps) – Brandon Dunn, Eric Wall, David Hurley, Shanon Chiddister, Zack Schaffer, Aric Vandermeir, Christopher Plank, Mike Welsh, Brad Schieber, Joe Warner.

Second heat, round one (8 laps) – Dylan Woodling, Max Stambaugh, Kevin Wall Jr., Mike Ernsberger, Ty Conrad, Steven Berlin, Brian Barnett, John Ventrello, Dan Bouc, Branson Dils.

Third heat, round one (8 laps) – Zack Myers, Anthony Colandro, Josh Hanselman, Ron Vandermeir Jr., Dustin Ingle, Philip Schneider, Jason O’Hara, Brock Anderson, Ashley Marqueling, Dan McLean.

Fourth heat, round one (8 laps) – Cole Rhoton, Rick Dukes, Brandon Schnittke, Michael Giachetti, Anthony Myers, A.J. Geren, Cole Roberson, Bradley Boyer, Corey Saylor.

First heat, round two (8 laps) – Dunn, Schaffer, Schieber, Warner, Vandermeir, Hurley, Chiddister, Wall, Welsh, Plank.

Second heat, round two (8 laps) – Bouc, Woodling, Ventrello, Ernsberger, Stambaugh, Dils, Berlin, Conrad, Barnett, Wall Jr.

Third heat, round two (8 laps) – Schneider, Z. Myers, Hanselman, Colandro, Vandermeir Jr., O’Hara, Marqueling, Ingle, McLean, Anderson.

Fourth heat, round one (8 laps) – Rhoton, Giachetti, Schnittke, Roberson, Geren, Saylor, Boyer, A. Myers, Dukes.

First semi-feature (8 laps) – Stambaugh, Ernsberger, Dils, Wall, Berlin, Warner, Geren, Chiddister, Welsh, McLean, O’Hara.

Second semi-feature (8 laps) – Schaffer, Bouc, Wall Jr., Ventrello, Barnett, Hurley, Vandermeir, Boyer, Ingle, Plank.

Third semi-feature (8 laps) – Schneider, Schieber, Marqueling, Roberson, Saylor, A. Myers, Anderson, Vandermeir Jr., Dukes, Conrad.

Feature (15 laps) – Anthony Colandro, Cole Rhoton, Brandon Dunn, Dan Bouc, Dylan Woodling, Zack Myers, Philip Schneider, Brad Schieber, Josh Hanselman, Mike Ernsberger, Brandon Schnittke, Michael Giachetti, Max Stambaugh, Zack Schaffer.

JUNIOR HEAVY KARTS

First heat, round one (8 laps) – Korbyn Hayslett, Gene Gregoric III, Myles Morrolf, Andrew Scheid, Hannah Galitz, Amanda Bohn.

Second heat, round one (8 laps) – Sam Weaver, Tayte Williamson, Dylan Anderson, Kaitlin Randall, Connor Truman, Michael Paterno.

First heat, round two (8 laps) – Hayslett, Gregoric III, Scheid, Morrolf, Bohn, Galitz.

Second heat, round two (8 laps) – Williamson, Weaver, Anderson, Randall, Paterno, Truman.

Feature (15 laps) – Korbyn Hayslett, Sam Weaver, Tayte Williamson, Dylan Anderson, Gene Gregoric III, Andrew Scheid, Myles Morrolf, Hannah Galitz, Michael Paterno, Amanda Bohn, Kaitlin Randall, Connor Truman.

JUNIOR CAGED KARTS

First heat, round one (8 laps) – Kasey Ziebold, Aaron Mulrooney Jr., Breiden Mooney, Aiden Williamson, Madison Bland, Dalton Rogers, Paige Rogers, Jim Emrich.

Second heat, round one (8 laps) – Korbyn Hayslett, Tayte Williamson, Gene Gregoric III, Jaden Cretacci, Ian Creager, Owen Houpt, Michael Villena, Jakeb Boxwell.

First heat, round two (8 laps) – Mooney, A. Williamson, Ziebold, Mulrooney Jr., P. Rogers, Emrich, Bland, D. Rogers.

Second heat, round two (8 laps) – T. Williamson, Hayslett, Houpt, Cretacci, Boxell, Creager, Villena, Gregoric III.

Feature (15 laps) – Korbyn Hayslett, Breiden Mooney, Kasey Ziebold, Owen Houpt, Ian Creager, Aiden Williamson, Jakeb Boxell, Paige Rogers, Jim Emrich, Madison Bland, Gene Gregoric III, Aaron Mulrooney Jr., Tayte Williamson, Jaden Cretacci.

KID KARTS

First heat, round one (8 laps) – Parker Lindemann, Cameron Vandermeir, TeigAnn Freed, Joshua Toth, Hunter Weaver, Aryonna Kehle, Jasmine Goble.

Second heat, round one (8 laps) – Brodie Wendel, Garrett Andexler, Patrick Clark, David Bretz, Drew Phillips, Jackson Orth.

First heat, round two (8 laps) – Vandermeir, Freed, Toth, Lindemann, Weaver, Goble, Kehle.

Second heat, round two (8 laps) – Clark, Andexler, Wendel, Phillips, Bretz, Orth.

Feature (10 laps) – Garrett Andexler, Patrick Clark, Cameron Vandermeir, Parker Lindemann, David Bretz, Hunter Weaver, TeigAnn Freed, Joshua Toth, Brodie Wendel, Drew Phillips, Jackson Orth, Aryonna Kehle, Jasmine Goble, Brayton Goble.

HEAVY CLONE KARTS

First heat, round one (8 laps) – Brandon Dunn, Nathan Bevard, Tyler Ransbottom, Matt Browning, Scott Hamble, Tylar Rankin, Jeff Town, Jamie Ferrell, Dellas Burns, Darrin Hurley.

Second heat, round one (8 laps) – Dustin Heath, Josh McKnight, Tyler Kramer, Kobe Allison, Matt Hall, Joe Barker, Bill Booher, Derek Lilly, Nick Grommes.

Third heat, round one (8 laps) – Zach Axlen, Ryan Moran, Philip Schneider, John H. Miller, Dustin Vandermeir, Charlie Schultz, Tim Ice, Blake Adams, Cameron Miller.

Fourth heat, round one (8 laps) – Jake Shelley, Joey Pendergrass, Kyle Aldrich, Cody Gallogly, Corey Hines, Owen Calderwood, Brandon Cretacci, Kyle Pervis, James Thompson.

First heat, round two (8 laps) – Dunn, Ransbottom, Ferrell, Bevard, Hamble, Rankin, Burns, Town, Browning, Hurley.

Second heat, round two (8 laps) – McKnight, Heath, Kramer, Barker, Hall, Allison, Lilly, Booher, Grommes.

Third heat, round two (8 laps) – Schneider, Axlen, Miller, Moran, Schultz, Vandermeir, Ice, Adams, Miller.

Fourth heat, round two (8 laps) – Pendergrass, Shelley, Hines, Aldrich, Gallogly, Pervis, Cretacci, Calderwood, Thompson.

First semi-feature (8 laps) – Moran, Barker, Lilly, Browning, Aldrich, Gallogly, Ice, Browning.

Second semi-feature (8 laps) – Allison, Schultz, Bevard, Miller, Hamble, Town, Pervis, Hurley, Grommes, Calderwood.

Third semi-feature (8 laps) – Kramer, Hall, Hines, Vandermeir, Booher, Burns, Cretacci, Rankin, Thompson, Reiser.

Feature (15 laps) – Dustin Heath, Zach Axlen, Brandon Dunn, Philip Schneider, Joey Pendergrass, Jake Shelley, Josh McKnight, Tyler Kramer, Ryan Moran, Kobe Allison, Charlie Schultz, Tyler Ransbottom, Matt Hall, Joe Barker.

LIGHT CLONE KARTS

First heat, round one (8 laps) – Dustin Heath, Joey Pendergrass, Zach Axlen, Kobe Allison, Ryan Moran, Jake Wachtman, Zack Wolff, Joe Barker, Charlie Schultz, Kyle Jones, Jamie Ferrell.

Second heat, round one (8 laps) – Jake Shelley, Brandon Dunn, Tyler Ransbottom, Tim Ice, Dustin Vendermeir, Derek Hammond, Kyle Aldrich, Tylar Rankin, Bill Booher.

Third heat, round one (8 laps) – Tyler Kramer, Philip Schneider, Corey Hines, Matt Browning, Matt Hall, Blake Adams, Christopher Whipple, Damon Woodbury, Blake Hollinger.

First heat, round two (8 laps) – Axlen, Moran, Pendergrass, Wachtman, Schultz, Heath, Allison, Barker, Jones, Ferrell, Wolff.

Second heat, round two (8 laps) – Dunn, Shelley, Ransbottom, Booher, Vandermeir, Aldrich, Ice, Hammond, Rankin.

Third heat, round two (8 laps) – Schneider, Kramer, Woodbury, Hall, Hines, Browning, Adams, Hollinger, Whipple.

First semi-feature (8 laps) – Moran, Allison, Wolff, Hammond, Browning, Hall, Rankin, Booher, Barker, Ice, Ferrell.

Second semi-feature (8 laps) – Wachtman, Schultz, Woodbury, Adams, Jones, Aldrich, Whipple, Hines, Vandermeir.

Feature (15 laps) – Philip Schneider, Joey Pendergrass, Zach Axlen, Brandon Dunn, Jake Shelley, Tyler Kramer, Ryan Moran, Tyler Ransbottom, Kobe Allison, Zack Wolff, Charlie Schultz, Jake Wachtman, Damon Woodbury, Dustin Heath.

 

 

Oh How Sweet it is Official Release: Sprintcar Association of NSW December 27, 2014

Brad Sweet continued where he left off from last season – being a crowd pleaser – as he cruised to victory in the 35th running of the Australian Sprintcar Grand Prix.

It was a race that had a bit of everything, right from the outset.

Trevor Green made the most of his front row starting spot to race into the lead. An earlier rear end issue reared its ugly head again however, forcing Green’s retirement from the event after just six laps.

It was then Robbie Farr’s turn to lead the race, battling with lapped traffic, Max Dumesny, Ian Madsen, Brad Sweet and Tim Kaeding.

On lap 12 Ian Madsen took the lead and looked like he was going to make every post a winner before looping the machine in turn four.

Then enter Brad Sweet; the fourth leader of the race. Sweet led the final fifteen laps to record not only his first win at Valvoline Raceway but the 135th victory by an American at the track.

Second to the line was Max Dumesny, who recorded his 130th podium placing at the track, followed by Ben Atkinson, Ian Madsen recovered for fourth and Max Johnston returned from a flip in the pole shuffle for a fifth place finish.

Robbie Farr, Garry Brazier, Grant Anderson (from 24th), James Thompson and Peter Gordon rounded out the top ten.

Just outside the top ten was Grant Tunks, Tim Kaeding, Darryl Campbell, Jackson Delamont, Shaun Dobson, Jeremy Cross and West Aussie Carl Dowling was the last remaining finisher.

Non finishers were Danny Reidy, Sam Walsh, Matthew Craft, Troy Little, Trevor Green, Craig Brady and Glen Saville.

The next event on the Sprintcar Association of NSW Calendar will be tonight, Saturday, December 27, at Valvoline Raceway for the Summer Cup. Another big field is entered for the event.

December 26 News & Notes:

- 54 cars were track side for the event. - Jordyn Brazier flipped spectacularly during his time trial. - Heat wins went to Brad Sweet, Max Johnston, Tim Kaeding and Robbie Farr. - The C-Main transferees were Scott Withers and Matt Dumesny. - The B-Main went to Sam Walsh from Grant Anderson, Garry Brazier and Ben Atkinson. - The A-Main big mover was Grant Anderson – gaining 16 positions.

Sprintcar Association Of NSW, Track Championship Round 6.

VALVOLINE RACEWAY, 35th AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX

TIME TRIALS – 1. Ben Atkinson, 2N, 12.285; 2. Max Dumesny, 5V, 12.386; 3. Jac Haudenschild, 71U, 12.431; 4. Trevor Green, 11N, 12.431; 5. Sam Walsh, 92N, 12.510; 6. Ian Madsen, 10T, 12.521; 7. Carl Dowling, 87W, 12.539; 8. Darryl Campbell, 28N, 12.561; 9. Grant Tunks, 54N, 12.569; 10. Tim Evans, 26N, 12.587; 11. Jackson Delamont, 48N, 12.602; 12. Troy Little, 98N, 12.614; 13. Robbie Farr, 7Q, 12.628; 14. Craig Brady, 74N, 12.637; 15. Max Johnston, 38N, 12.660; 16. Peter Gordon, 14N, 12.667; 17. James Thompson, 22N, 12.691; 18. Alex Orr, 43N, 12.709; 19. Matthew Craft, 86N, 12.711; 20. Jimmy Matchett, 88N, 12.733; 21. Danny Reidy, 5NQ, 12.744; 22. Tim Kaeding, 99N, 12.771; 23. Jeremy Cross, 39N, 12.821; 24. Lachlan Abbott, 16N, 12.824; 25. Brad Sweet, 99S, 12.825; 26. Michael Matchett, 60N, 12.842; 27. Toby Bell Bowen, 70N, 12.862; 28. Shaun Dobson, 21C, 12.863; 29. Matt Young, 44N, 12.882; 30. Glen Saville, 75N, 12.888; 31. Garry Brazier, 21N, 12.897; 32. Grant Anderson, 37V, 12.917; 33. Kim Becker, 55N, 12.941; 34. Kyle Caunt, 8N, 12.951; 35. Roddy Bell Bowen, 7N, 12.957; 36. Seb Johnston, 80N; 13.020. 37. Marty Perovich, 17C, 13.028; 38. Michael Saller, 56N, 13.071; 39. Scott Withers, 34C, 13.105; 40. Matt Dumesny, 57V, 13.217; 41. Brad Stacey, 76N, 13.268; 42. Brendan Scorgie, 57C, 13.338; 43. Daniel Needham, 95N, 13.347; 44. Craig Morrison, 57N, 13.432; 45. Guy Stanshall, 18N, 13.466; 46. Matthew Thomas, 45N, 13.478; 47. Matt Jackson, 82N, 13.478; 48. Dean Thomas, 5N, 13.510; 49. Bruce White, 96N, 13.560; 50. Blake Skipper, 24N, 13.561; 51. Paul Lazkazeski, 9C, 13.713; 52. Brendan Rallings, 65N, 14.187; 53. Jordan Brazier, 21Q, NT; 54. Jay Waugh, 99C, NT.

HEAT 1: (10 laps) 1. B Sweet, 2. P Gordon, 3. G Tunks, 4. J Thompson, 5. D Campbell, 6. M Young, 7. G Stanshall, 8. K Becker, 9. B White, 10. L Abbott, 11. B Stacey, 12. B Atkinson. 13. M Perovich. NT.

HEAT 2: (10 laps) 1. M Johnston, 2. J Cross, 3. Max Dumesny, 4. G Saville, 5. C Dowling, 6. T Evans, 7. B Skipper, 8. M Saller, 9. M Thomas, 10. K Caunt, 11. M Matchett, (DNF) B Scorgie, (DNF) A Orr. NT.

HEAT 3: (10 laps) 1. T Kaeding, 2. C Brady, 3. I Madsen, 4. M Craft, 5. J Delamont, 6. R Bell Bowen, 7. G Brazier, 8. T Bell Bowen, 9. D Needham, 10. S Withers, 11. P Lazkazeski, 12. M Jackson, (DNF) J Haudenschild. 2:14.802.

HEAT 4: (10 laps) 1. R Farr, 2. T Little, 3. D Reidy, 4. T Green, 5. S Dobson, 6. S Walsh, 7. G Anderson, 8. J Matchett, 9. Matt Dumesny, 10. D Thomas, 11. S Johnston, 12 B Rallings, (DNF) C Morrison. NT.

C MAIN: (10 Laps) 1. S Withers, 2. Matt Dumesny, 3. M Saller, 4. B Stacey, 5. B Scorgie, 6. B Skipper, 7. D Needham, 8. B White, 9. G Stanshall, 10. M Jackson, 11. D Thomas, 12. P Lazkazeski, 13. B Rallings, (DNF) M Thomas. NT.

POLE SHUFFLE: 1. Max Dumesny (1), 2. T Green (2), 3. I Madsen (3), 4. R Farr (5), 5. C Dowling (4), 6. M Johnston (6), 7. T Kaeding (7), 8. B Sweet (8).

B MAIN: ( 20 laps) 1. S Walsh, 2. G Anderson, 3. G Brazier, 4. B Atkinson, 5. T Bell Bowen, 6. A Orr. 7. M Perovich, 8. Matt Dumesny, 9. K Caunt, 10. J Matchett, 11. M Young, 12. S Withers, 13. K Becker, 14. M Matchett, 15. T Evans, 16. L Abbott, (DNF) R Bell Bowen, (DNF) S Johnston. NT.

A MAIN: (35 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Brad Sweet (8), 2. Max Dumesny (1), 3. Ben Atkinson (9), 4. Ian Madsen (3), 5. Max Johnston (6), 6. Robbie Farr (4), 7. Garry Brazier (23), 8. Grant Anderson (24), 9.James Thompson (17), 10. Peter Gordon (16), 11. Grant Tunks (12), 12. Tim Kaeding (7), 13. Darryl Campbell (11), 14. Jackson Delamont (13), 15. Shaun Dobson (21), 16. Jeremy Cross (20), 17. Carl Dowling (5), (DNF) Danny Reidy (19), (DNF) Sam Walsh (10), (DNF) Matthew Craft (18), (DNF) Troy Little (14), (DNF) Trevor Green (2), (DNF) Craig Brady (15), (DNF) Glen Saville (22). NT.

A MAIN LAP LEADERS: Laps 1 – 6 Trevor Green, Laps 7 - 11 Robbie Farr, Laps 12 – 19 Ian Madsen, Laps 20 – 35 Brad Sweet.

FASTEST LAP: Lap 8, Robbie Farr 15.514.

 

 

SWEET VICTORY IN VALVOLINE GRAND PRIX VICTORY FOR BRAD

official press release: Valvoline Raceway

December 26, 2014

Californian Brad Sweet registered the 135th victory for the USA in the history of Valvoline Raceway in scoring victory in the 35th Australian Sprintcar Grand Prix tonight.

Sweet pedaled his #99 Highrace Towing / Ruhs Brothers Motorsport entry to a stellar win in the main event leading home Max Dumesny in second place, Ben Atkinson in third, Ian Madsen in fourth and Max Johnston rounding out the top five.

On a challenging track where multiple lanes and a two very different cushions at either end of the circuit Sweet was able to sweep to victory and record an excellent start to his month in Australia for Josh and Isaac Ruhs.

“That was awesome,” smiled the pint sized Californian, “I was smilin’ the whole time out there, we were swapping back and forwards for the lead. The cushion was so tricky it bit everyone a couple of times. I told myself a few times just don’t go over the edge and you can win this race, so I just tried to limit my mistakes and be as patient as I could.”

Max Dumesny’s second place finish (he started on pole position) was, by his own admission, an enjoyable result.

“I had a couple of really good battles there. I still think we had something for everyone on the bottom (line) there but we had a couple of yellows that probably didn’t help us. I’m grateful to Valvoline for their sponsorship of this race and for their sponsorship of me though and it’s a good start to our International Series campaign.”

Third placed Ben Atkinson managed a smile but he was also gritting his teeth not long before.

The PCR Karts sponsored #2 driver was the fastest man in qualifying in the 55-car field but then dramatically missed the transfer to the A-Main and had to do it the hard way in the B-Main.

Leading the B-Main he had to evade a spun lapped car and stalled, where he was promptly sent to the rear and then had to fight his way back from oblivion to make the top four just in the nick of time and get his time back in A-Main qualification.

“My guys have worked their butts off tonight,” he mused, “we built this new car up on Christmas Eve and we’ve all been thrashing all night to keep me in the money. We’ve got some speed in this new car but we need to find more. I’m happy we could get a podium for the team but it was hard work tonight to get to where we did.”

Ian Madsen led the main event and looked to be quite comfortable in the DB Goodyer #10 but he jumped the sizeable cushion in turn four and dropped several positions before soldiering back to an eventual fourth ahead of Parramatta Posse rising star Max Johnston.

Johnston rolled over in the Pole Shootout but came back out for the A-Main with a borrowed wing to run top six for most of the main event and eventually clamber to fifth behind Madsen.

Robbie Farr challenged many times for the race lead and enjoyed some memorable stoushes with Max Dumesny before fading at race’s end to sixth behind Johnston and ahead of Garry Brazier in seventh, Grant Anderson eighth, James Thompson ninth, Peter Gordon tenth, Grant Tunks eleventh, Tim Kaeding twelfth, Darryl Campbell thirteenth, Jackson Delamont fourteenth, Shaun Dobson fifteenth, Jeremy Cross sixteenth and West Aussie Carl Dowling seventeenth as the last car running.

DNF’s included the spectacular exit of Danny Reidy who rolled the Desert Palms Resort #5 on the main straight and mechanical failures for Sam Walsh, Matthew Craft, Troy Little, Trevor Green (who qualified on the front row), Craig Brady and Glen Saville.

The night’s most spectacular incident happened in qualifying when 17 year old Jordyn Brazier tripped the cushion in turn four and flipped savagely in the Capalaba Wreckers #21.

The fourth generation racer was dazed and concussed in the incident and received treatment trackside at the scene from ambulance officials before being later released in his parents care.

The excellent crowd was treated to some wheel-to-wheel competition and also expert comments from Peter Murphy and Kelly Linigen whilst another highlight was brother and sister Marcus and Michaela Dumesny singing the Australian National anthem to kick off proceedings.

The Legend Car racing was again legendary with Rob Rawlings emerging with the 20-lap main event win over Brett Mitchell in second place and Glen Philpott home in third.

AMCA National main event honours went to Peter Markulin over Terry Pankhurst in second place and Spano Gutierrez finishing third.

The next night of the Valvoline Raceway International Series sees the Sprintcar Summer Cup on Saturday night, December 27 with Late Model sedans, Speedcars and a Demolition Derby.

 

 

Joey Saldana Steals the Fifth Annual Great Clips Battle at the Center Presented by K & N Filters

Du Quoin, IL. – Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, Indiana led the final five laps in the Shannon Saldana-owned Esslinger-powered Spike Chassis, cruising to victory in the non-points event organized by the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series on the 1/6 “Mini-Magic Mile” at the Southern Illinois Center at the Du Quoin State Fair Grounds.
Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Indiana started on the outside front row in the Rusty Kunz Racing/Curb-Agajanian, Esslinger-powered Spike Chassis and lurched into the lead at the drop of the green flag with 2013 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Rookie of the Year, Parker Price-Miller in tow. As Clauson checked out and started working his way towards lap traffic, Andrew Felker’s Fontana-powered Boss Chassis would slow entering turn three, while simultaneously Spencer Bayston’s Esslinger-powered Spike would slow on the high-side entering turn three, bringing out the caution and momentarily cooling off the Great Clips Battle at the Center presented by K & N Filters.
With 20 laps down, Clauson would lead the field back to green, and after quickly dispatching the lap car in between himself and Clauson, Saldana would attempt to reel in Clauson with no avail. With Clauson comfortably out front, Christopher Bell of Norman, Oklahoma would pick up momentum and reel in Saldana, overtaking the second position on lap 26 and setting his sights on Clauson for the lead. As Bell’s Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports’ Toyota-powered Bullet had closed in on Clauson enough to be positioned to challenge for the lead, 2012 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Champion Andrew Felker and NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. would tangle in turns one and two, collecting Clauson and Bell, bringing out the second caution of the feature. Damage sustained to Bell’s machine would be enough to end his bid for the win.
Capitalizing on Clauson and Bell’s misfortune, “The Brownsburg Bullet,” Joey Saldana would inherit control on lap 35. Also gaining ground from the caution was Dereck King of Vienna, Illinois and Nick Knepper of Belleville, Illinois as both drivers moved into the top three. When Saldana led the field back to green, Clauson would begin the daunting task of working his way back towards the front with 5 laps left. With Saldana out front, Knepper would close on King and start working him over for the second position. As Knepper was positioned to strike, King would loop it entering turns one and two, collecting Knepper, Ryan Criswell, Seth Motsinger, Kevin Ramey and NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., bringing out the caution and slowing the action for the final time on lap 37.
With three laps left, it would be a shootout to the finish between Saldana, Justin Peck of Monrovia, Indiana and Bryan Clauson, who worked all the way back up to the third positon. When the field resumed green flag racing, Saldana would take off as Clauson relentlessly put pressure on Peck for second. On lap 39, Bryan Clauson would overtake Peck, but time would run out as Saldana would take the checkers first, followed by Bryan Clauson and Justin Peck. Coming in fourth was 2014 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Rookie of the Year, Spencer Bayston and rounding out the top five was Daniel Robinson.
“We got so many people that helped us get this car together,” explained a victorious Saldana. “It’s just the coolest thing to be able to race and stay home with my family for Christmas. I’ve been gone for like 13 years going to Australia, so I figured I better find another thing to do to stay home and enjoy the parts of life that fade away really fast. I wish my kids could have been here; they would have loved this, but my son had basketball last night and he’s got to do what he loves to do and hopefully I can do something that he’s proud of. We had a good car. It just goes to show, if you surround yourself with great people, great things can happen. And tonight it was just a blessing, just right place at the right time. I wasn’t fast enough to get caught up in what Bryan and Christopher got caught up in, but I was fast enough to win the race, so that’s what counts in the end.”
“It’s a bummer,” said second place finisher Bryan Clauson. “You don’t get many racecars that dominant. Just wrong place, wrong time, I guess. It was just one of those deals. It was a bummer; you hate to lose big races especially with a dominant car. I guarantee you, they roll this thing off as good as they did this weekend, the golden driller is going to have to go through us, not the Swindells.
“I was going to try to wait until the last lap to throw a big slider on Joey if I had gotten close enough, but Bryan snuck in there and made it a little fun,” explained third place finisher Justin Peck. “It was a good race, had me scared a couple times, thought we were going to get caught up in a wreck.”
POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series feature Results (40 laps): 1. 21 - Joey Saldana 2. 63 - Bryan Clauson 3. 5X - Justin Peck 4. 39 - Spencer Bayston 5. 57D - Daniel Robinson 6. 11A - Andrew Felker 7. 7M - Kevin Ramey 8. 17 - Ricky Stenhouse 9. 15 - Tim Siner 10. 14R - Jody Rosenboom 11. 31 - Kyle Schuett 12. 91 - Dereck King 13. 55 - Nick Knepper 14. 2 - Seth Motsinger 15. 11R - Ryan Criswell 16. 71 - Christopher Bell 17. 66 - Shane Cockrum 18. 9P - Parker Price-Miller 19. 14W - Matt Wesfall 20. 1T - Tony Roney 21. 99P - Dillon Welch
For more information, visit www.powri.com.

 

 

JANKOWIAK WINS BATTLE OF TRENTON THREE QUARTER MIDGET 40 LAP INDOOR RACE; SECOND PLACE CHANGED CONSTANTLY; GARY HIEBER TAKES COMPANION SLINGSHOT FEATURE

TRENTON, NJ December 21, 2014 . . . Buffalo, N.Y. driver Andy Jankowiak started up front and finished there at the end of the 40-lap Battle Of Trenton TQ Midget feature Saturday night in Sun National Bank Center. Jankowiak was challenged by any number of racers who made it as far as second place only to be taken out by accidents or mechanical problems. Ryan Flores of Mooresville, N.C., was the eventual runner-up in the Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSRP) event.

In the companion 20-lap Lentini Auto Salvage Slingshot finale, Gary Hieber raced to the win in a rugged race that saw the Langhorne, Pa., ace move in front at mid-race, then pull away from the pack.

“I had to be good on all of the restarts,” said Jankowkiak. “There were a couple of times when Teddy (Ted Christopher) got my rear wheels off the ground but I held on to it.”

Second place behind Jankowiak was not the place to be on this night. Kyle Reinhardt was in the hot seat for the first four laps before he fell back after Christopher passed him on lap five. Erick Rudolph then assumed second following a restart by getting under Christopher but his stay ended abruptly on lap 23 when his car shut off coming down for a restart. Ryan Flores, close behind, spun and went to the rear of the field as a result.

This put Jimmy Blewett in second, up from a 25th place start. Blewett then spun after contact with Anthony Sesely. Enraged, Blewett slammed into Sesely under caution, ending his race. Sesely went to the rear.

Ryan Susice was elevated to second on the next start, at lap 25. Matt Janisch then gained second only to be passed by Christopher. Flores, who had been involved in a lap 23 spin, charged back through traffic to pass Christopher with six laps left only to have Christopher take the spot back a circuit later.

Over the final laps, Jankowiak remained perfect with Flores a solid and remarkable second, the eleventh and final time second place changed hands. Christopher was third, Mike Lichty a quiet fourth and Janisch fifth.

The welter of mishaps included one serious accident. On lap 15, Lou Cicconi, Jr., who had spun one lap earlier, slammed the fourth corner wall, stopping the race. Cicconi was extricated from his car with great care and precaution and was transported from the arena. Cicconi’s injuries were determined not to be of a serious nature; indeed as he was being wheeled across the track, Cicconi saluted the concerned spectators with the classic ‘wave to the crowd’ who cheered lustily.

Hieber’s Slingshot win came in an event that slowed numerous times by spins.

“Once I had a clear track, the only thing I had to worry about was lapped traffic,” Hieber said.

Ricky Yetter was the runner-up followed by Kurt Bettler, Taylor Eccles and Nick Shaw, who thrilled the fans with his outside groove racing which brought him all the way to second only to fall back with a softening tire over the final laps.

Next on the LSRP agenda is the 2015 Pioneer Pole Building’s Motorsports Racecar & Trade Show January 23-15, 2015 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, Pa.

The second Indoor Racing event on the LSRP schedule is set for January 30-31, 2015 with the running of the NAPA Know How Atlantic City Indoor races inside historic Boardwalk Hall. TQ Midgets, Champ Karts and Lentini Auto Salvage Slingshots will be on the calendar with the TQ Midgets racing in feature events both nights.

Battle Of Trenton TQ Midget Feature (40 Laps): 1. Andy Jankowiak, 2. Ryan Flores, 3. Ted Christopher, 4. Mike Lichty, 5. Matt Janisch, 6. John Gambuti, 7. Geoff Sutton, 8. Ryan Susice, 9. Kyle Reinhardt, 10. Carl Medeiros Jr., 11. Bobby Butler, 12. Pat Bealer, 13. Earl Paules, 14. Zane Zeiner, 15. Tony DiMattia, 16. Anthony Sesely, 17. Jonathan Reid, 18. Joey Payne, 19. Jimmy Blewett, 20. Erick Rudolph, 21. Ryan Tidman, 22. Patrick Emerling, 23. Neal Williams, 24. Lou Cicconi Jr., 25. Rob Neely, 26. Shawn Nye.

Lentini Auto Salvage Slingshot Feature (20 Laps): 1. Gary Hieber, 2. Ricky Yetter, 3. Kurt Bettler, 4. Taylor Eccles, 5. Nick Shaw, 6. John Gilroy, 7. Eddie Reeder, 8. Billy Thornton, 9. Chris Tavarez, 10. Matt Carman, 11. Joe Bodenschatz, 12. Joe Kata, 13. Kyle Herve, 14. Daniel Morgiewicz, 15. Matt Stangle, 16. Matt Langbein, 17. Cody Kline, 18. Kevin VanValkenburg, 19. Paul Hartwig, Jr.

 

 

Jason Kendrick wins WA Sprintcar title

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2014

JASON Kendrick is the WA Sprintcar Champion for the 2014-15 season after winning the prestigious event at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

Kendrick started from pole position and led all 30 laps to win his second championship, this time from the fast-finishing Californian Kyle Hirst and Brooke Tatnell.

The margin at the end of the sensational race was just 0.495 of a second.

Kendrick earned the right to start from pole after winning the A Dash in what was a great recovery after the team was forward to change a motor mid-way through the night.

He claimed a third and a fifth in his heat races.

Hirst, started on the front row with Kendrick and put in his best drive yet for the Monte Motorsport crew, showing they will be a tough team when they start their World Series Sprintcars campaign in Adelaide on Boxing Day.

Brooke Tatnell took third after starting from P5 and it was the third successive podium finish for Krikke Motorsport, following up from another third at the Motorplex two weeks ago and a win in Bunbury last week.

David Priolo, Ryan Farrell, Shane Norris, Cameron Gessner, Callum Williamson, Shaun Bradford and Kye Scroop rounded out the top 10

Four-time WA champion Mark Wells, who qualified in P7 for the final, withdrew after the Bronze Dash with steering box issues.

Jake-Beard Miller was the first casualty in the feature race, getting out of shape and slamming in the main straight fence at the end of the first lap.

Troy Lawson got crossed up two laps into the final and was collected by Troy Beckingham who had nowhere to go and rolled over, damaging the car with one of the front wheels flying through the air.

Priolo, who started from P3, was locked in a great duel with Hirst for many laps as the pair of red cars traded slide jobs and positions in a high-speed game of chess that Hirst eventually won as Priolo dropped back as far as fifth at one stage.

Kendrick held his nerve and made smart decisions in heavy lapped traffic to maintain a handy buffer for much of the final.

Gessner was having one of those nights after have throttle problems in a heat race and started from P10.

He spun on lap 12 and was sent to the rear of the field on the restart but managed to make up some serious ground in the latter stages.

Shaun Bradford and two-time champion Jamie Maiolo were hustling in the middle of the pack and made up some ground, including passing Callum Williamson who go eventually got the better of that deal.

Ryan Farrell, chasing his eighth WA championship, started from P4 and was on the pace for most of the contest that included some great racing with Priolo but ultimately he was nearly nine seconds off the win.

Shane Norris put in a credible result to start and finish sixth in the prestigious race.

RESULTS Qualifying:

Group 1 qualifying: Ryan Farrell 13.908, Ryan Lancaster 13.963, Scott Reilly 14.327 and Rob Watson 14.354. Group 2 qualifying: Shane Norris 14.224, Ken Sartori 14.273, Cameron Gessner 14.304, Bradley Maiolo 14.441 and Daniel Keen (one lap) 15.442. Group 3: Kyle Hirst 14.196, David Priolo 14.257, Darren Mewett 14.312, Jake Beard-Miller 14.375 and Carl Dowling 15.257. Group 4: Mark Wells 14.230, Shaun Bradford 14.440, Daniel Harding 14.479, Jason Pryde 14.792, Brodie Minchin 14.862. Group 5: Jason Kendrick 14.142, Brooke Tatnell 14.164, Troy Beckingham 14.604 and Lee Nash 14.900. Group 6: Callum Williamson 14.448, Jamie Maiolo 14.517, Troy Lawson 14.860 and Kye Scroop 14.905.

Heat 1: 1st Mark Wells, 2nd Ken Sartori, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Daniel Harding, 5th Ryan Lancaster, 6th Bradley Maiolo, 7th Brodie Minchin. DNF: Troy Beckingham and Robert Watson junior.

Heat 2: 1st Kyle Hirst, 2nd Shaun Bradford, 3rd Callum Williamson, 4th Brooke Tatnell, 5th Lee Nash, 6th Darren Mewett, 7th Troy Lawson, 8th Carl Dowling, 9th Jason Pryde.

Heat 3: 1st Shane Norris, 2nd Ryan Farrell, 3rd Jamie Maiolo, 4th David Priolo, 5th Kye Scroop, 6th Scott Reilly, 7th Jake Beard-Miller, 8th Daniel Keen, 9th Cameron Gessner.

Heat 4: 1st Lee Nash, 2nd Brooke Tatnell, 3rd Callum Williamson, 4th Troy Lawson, 5th Jason Kendrick, 6th Troy Beckingham. DNF: Ryan Lancaster and Robert Watson junior.

Heat 5: 1st Jake Beard-Miller, 2nd Carl Dowling, 3rd David Priolo, 4th Scott Reilly, 5th Kyle Hirst, 6th Ryan Farrell, 7th Shaun Bradford, 8th Darren Mewett, 9th Jason Pryde.

Heat 6: 1st Daniel Keen, 2nd Bradley Maiolo, 3rd Cameron Gessner, 4th Jamie Maiolo, 5th Ken Sartori, 6th Kye Scroop, 7th Daniel Harding, 8th Shane Norris, 9th Mark Wells, 10th Brodie Minchin.

B Main: 1st Kye Scroop,2nd Daniel Keen, 3rd Troy Beckingham, 4th Jason Pryde, 5th Carl Dowling, 6th Brodie Minchin. DNF: Robert Watsons junior.

A Main: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Kyle Hirst, 3rd Brooke Tatnell, 4th David Priolo, 5th Ryan Farrell, 6th Shane Norris, 7th Cameron Gessner, 8th Callum Williamson, 9th Shaun Bradford, 10th Kye Scroop, 11th Ryan Lancaster, 12th Scott Reilly, 13th Daniel Harding, 14th Bradley Maiolo, 15th Carl Dowling, 16th Jason Pryde, 17th Daniel Keen, 18th Troy Lawson and 19th Darren Mewett. DNF: Jamie Maiolo, Ken Sartori, Lee Nash, Troy Beckingham, Jake Beard-Miller. DNS: Mark Wells, Brodie Minchin and RoberT Watson junior.

 

 

Danny Martin, Jr. Wins Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints At East Bay Raceway Park

GIBSONTON — At East Bay Raceway on Saturday night feature winners on the 1/3-mile clay oval it was Danny Martin, Jr. winning the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints, Jeremy Simpson in the V8 Warriors, Paul Gibbs in the Limited Late Models, Brandon Yates in the Outlaw Fours and George Handy in the Motorstats.com 4 Cylinder Bombers.

In the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints it was points leader Danny Martin, Jr. taking over on lap 13 and taking the checkered flag. Finishing second was Matt Kurtz with Kerry Gilbert third. Mark Ruel, Jr., AJ Maddox and Bryan Eckley winning their heats.

In the V8 Warriors it was Jeremy Simpson taking over on lap 4 and going on to win his third feature of the season. Finishing second was the 2014 Season Champion for the V8 Warriors Jimmy Baker and finishing third was Raymond Vann.

In the Limited Late Models it was Paul Gibbs taking over on lap 14 and going on to win his first feature in over five years. Finishing second was Billy Holmes with Billy Howard, Jr. third. The 2014 Limited Late Model Champion Forrest Gough won his heat along with Gibbs.

In the Outlaw Fours it was Brandon Yates picking up the win leading every lap with Brian Barse second and Zach Amundsen third. Mark Moniz and Yates won their heats.

In the Motorstats.com 4 Cylinder Bombers, it was George Handy winning his sixth feature of the year and winning the 2014 Motorstats.com 4 Cylinder Bomber Championship. Finishing second was Kayla Jones with Don T. Quinn third. Wayne Kissam and Jones won their heats.

Action continues next Saturday night as the 2014 season comes to a close as the Late Models run their 50-lap Donnie Tanner Memorial race topless. Also racing topless will be the Gagel’s Open Wheel Modifieds along with the Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Street Stocks, V8 Warriors and the Motorstats.com 4 Cylinder Bombers. 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. 24 Danny Martin, Jr. 2. 82 Matt Kurtz 3. 55 Kerry Gilbert 4. 2B Frank Beck 5. 83 Mark Ruel, Jr. 6. 11 Brett O'Donnell 7. 22 Shawn Murray 8. 7 Kyle Pitts 9. 9 Billy Boyd, Jr. 10. 5 Hayden Campbell 11. 28 Bryan Eckley 12. 38 Tony Agin 13. G6 Brandon Grugbaugh 14. 36 Ken Laureno 15. 0 Jimmy Ballew 16. 17C Aileen Collins 17. 44A Mike Steinruck 18. 3A AJ Maddox 19. 23D Dylan Colding 20. 3T Johnnie Alexander (DNS)

 

 

Scotty gets the ‘Sonic flash’

The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series held RD 3 at Sonic Speedway Saturday night and SA75 Scott Bogucki’s Bartlett’s Auto Centre Cool claimed the A main win. In what is apparently a tradition at Sonic Speedway with the spectator banks filled with cars the occupants flash their headlights with approval for each feature A Main winner and quite an impressive site to watch. Bogucki took the lead in the dying stages of the race from V91 Liam Williams. Williams lead for 24 of the 30 laps but lap traffic and a couple of yellow lights gave Bogucki the opportunity he had been waiting for as he snatched the lead. ACT15 Harley Bishop was working up thru the field after starting in P9 and managed to pass SA71 Sam Putland for 3rd place on the last lap.

Bogucki & Williams obviously both happy after their battle together congratulating each other after post- race weigh in on the infield after the event. Putland was 4th and young Dion Bellman in the Hickman’s Tree Maintenance ACT40 5th. Bellman so excited with his run immediately asked “that was great, can we do it again?” V66 Wayne Logue was having a brilliant night running 5th until engine issues caused him to park on the infield. His Ford engine retiring itself for the evening.

Taking out the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award was Phil Lock with a 14.805 on the big half mile track. Farmer Phil’s excitement evident as he was interviewed immediately after.

Current series leader V83 Chris Solomon had a night he would prefer not to remember. After an incident between Solomon and Forrell, Solomon had to start from the rear of the A and couldn’t make much distance up thru the event.

“We have to thank all the Committee at Swan Hill for their effort under trying conditions with the heat. The track held together well, racing was great and tyre wear minimal.” Searle says.

A Main results: 1st SA75 Scott Bogucki, 2nd V91 Liam Williams, 3rd ACT15 Harley Bishop, 4th SA71 Sam Putland, 5th ACT40 Dion Bellman, 6th V7 Paul Solomon, 7th V4 Phil Lock, 8th V34 Brenten Farrer, 9th V8 Corey Lincoln, 10th V69 Colin Barker, 11th V83 Chris Solomon, 12th V66 Wayne logue-DNF, 13th V15 Bill Fraser, 14th V7 Brayden Parr-DNF, 15th V23 Jimmy Gardiner-DNF, 16th ACT8 Shaun Forrell – DNF

Heat winners: V8 Corey Lincoln, ACT40 Dion Bellman, V91 Liam Williams, SA71 Scott Bogucki

Contingency Winners IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Shaun Forrell - $100 cash Red Ed Sheds Lucky 7’s – Phil Lock – drum of methanol Toowoomba Speedbowl Hard Charger –Harley Bishop – Bleeder Air tank Fire Service Plus Hot Arse Award – Dion Bellman – Fire Extinguisher Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – Phil Lock – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine Hoosier Hero A Main – Scott Bogucki – WAV right rear tire Bar Up Bull Bars 8- Brenten Farrer- set of Seat Belts Modern Stainless Steel Nice Guy Award – Chris Solomon - aluminium front Nerf bar Top 5 in Series Points :

1st SA75 Scott Bogucki – 1266 2nd SA71 Sam Putland – 1256 3rd VIC83 Chris Solomon – 1227 4th V34 Brenten Farrer – 1222 5th ACT15 Harley Bishop – 1221

King of the River Points :

1st SA75 Scott Bogucki – 775 2nd SA71 Sam Putland – 746 3rd V34 Brenten Farrer – 739 4th V4 Phil Lock – 737 5th ACT15 Halrey Bishop – 734

The ‘King of the River’ $1000 bonus final round will be run at Moama’s Heartland Raceway this coming Saturday night.

 

 

Wingless Sprint Results from Saturday 29th October , 2014.

WINGLESS SPRINTS, NSW STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.

HEAT 1: (8 laps) 1. D Sayre, 2. S Dicker, 3. A Anthony, 4. N Dicker, 5. J Thomas, 6. C McCorquodale, 7. D Thomas, 8. C O’Hehir, 9. P Granger, 10. A Jack, 11. E Karabay. 2:23.438.

HEAT 2: (8 laps) 1. D Storer, 2. J McRae, 3. G Piekar, 4. J Davis, 5. J Bates, 6. S Pacchiarotta, 7. B White, 8. G Flood, 9. S Louttit, 10. M Granger, (DNF) E Warren, (DNF) G Cowan. NT.

HEAT 3: (8 laps) 1. Marshall Blyton, 2. L Pacchiarotta, 3. A Hourigan, 4. B Thomsen, 5. B Briton, 6. D Marshall, 7. B Darcy, 8. M Gray, 9. B Miller, 10. D Flood, (DNF) G Stanshall. 2:23.566.

HEAT 4: (8 laps) 1. D Abbott, 2. Mikaela Blyton, 3. Mark Blyton, 4. A Butler, 5. T Carey, 6. N Briton, 7. J Neve, 8. L McDougall, 9. S Allen, 10. M McRae. 11. S Mayo. 2:15.776.

HEAT 5: (8 laps) 1. D Thomas, 2. N Dicker, 3. J Thomas, 4. C O’Hehir, 5. C McCorquodale, 6. D Sayre, 7. S Dicker, 8. A Jack, 9. A Anthony, 10. P Granger, 11. E Karabay. 2:18.078.

HEAT 6: (8 laps) 1. J Bates, 2. S Pacchiarotta, 3. S Louttit, 4. D Storer, 5. J McRae, 6. J Davis, 7. G Piekar, 8. B White, 9. G Flood, 10. G Cowan. NT.

HEAT 7: (8 laps) 1. B Thomsen, 2. A Hourigan, 3. Marshall Blyton, 4. B Darcy, 5. L Pacchiarotta, 6. B Briton, 7. M Gray, 8. D Flood, 9. D Marshall, 10. B Miller, (DNF) G Stanshall. NT.

HEAT 8: (8 laps) 1. A Butler, 2. J Neve, 3. Mark Blyton, 4. D Abbott, 5. S Allen, 6. Mikaela Blyton, 7. T Carey, 8. M McRae, 9. L McDougall, 10. N Briton, (DNF) S Mayo. 2:23.241.

B MAIN 1: ( 10 laps) 1. Jason Davis, 2. Daniel Flood, 3. Sam Louttit, 4. Brian Briton, 5. Blake Darcy, 6. Peter Granger. 7. Bruce White, 8. Darryl Marshall, 9. Lawrence McDougall, 10. Gregory Cowan, ( DNF) Matt McRae, (DNF) Troy Carey. NT.

B MAIN 2: ( 10 laps) 1. Geoff Piekar, 2. Stephen Allen, 3. Michael Gray, 4. Graham Flood, 5. Nikki Briton, 6. Ben Miller. 7. Courtney O’Hehir, 8. Ashley Anthony, 9. Eren Karabay. (DNF) Ashleigh Jack, (DNF) Clint McCorquodale, (DNF) Sean Mayo. NT.

NSW TITLE: (30 laps) 1. Damian Abbott (2), 2. Daniel Storer (4), 3. Nathan Dicker (8), 4. Geoff Piekar (20), 5. Daniel Flood (21), 6. Brody Thomsen (1), 7. Jason Bates (6), 8. Daniel Sayre (9), 9. Mikaela Blyton (14), 10. Jeff Thomas (16), 11. Mark Blyton (10), 12. Adam Hourigan (7), 13. Sam Louttit (23), 14. Sean Dicker (17), 15. Stephen Allen (22), 16. Jeff Neve, (18), 17. Michael Gray (24), 18. Marshall Blyton (5), 19. Jason Davis (19), 20. Steve Pacchiarotta (15), (DNF) John McRae (12), (DNF) Adam Butler (3), (DNF) Lou Pacchiarotta (13), (DNF) Dean Thomas (11).

LAP LEADERS: 1 – 30 Damian Abbott

 

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2014

BROOKE Tatnell dominated at the business end of the night to win round five of the AHG Sprintcar Series at Quit Bunbury Speedway on Saturday night.

The American-based professional powered the Krikke Motorsports #2 to a 3.488 second win over Cameron Gessner and Jason Kendrick (who started from P6) in the 30-lap race that took some time to get going but then became a high-speed shootout to the finish line.

It was a good night for Tatnell who was the quickest qualifier in his group and then won his first heat race before finishing third in the next outing.

Tatnell won the Gold Dash that set up his pole position alongside Gessner for the main event.

The first attempt at a start was quickly aborted after Californian Kyle Hirst got out of control, causing a chain reaction that saw Ken Sartori withdraw from the contest after starting from P7.

Hirst, who started from P5, had a flat front tyre and was sent to the rear of the field for the full restart where he joined by Ryan Jones who parked the #49 machine.

The red lights came on when Daryl Clayden flipped on the exit of turn four after contact with Jake Beard-Miller, parking another two cars on the infield.

Ryan Farrell, who struggled with engine gremlins earlier on and started from P19, was the big winner early on when drivers on the inside starting row dropped out and he was making some strong ground.

Callum Williamson, who started from P9, put a move on Mark Wells for sixth around midrace distance but was not able to hold down that sport after crashing out on eight laps to go.

There were some great moves up and down the order but the hero of the night was Tatnell who backed up his third at the Perth Motorplex last week with a great win.

Farrell finished crossed the line fourth but was disqualified from the event after he didn't return his car to scales after the feature race.

Fourth ultimately went to Jamie Maiolo who started from position 12 and was followed over the line by Brad Maiolo (started P10) from Wells (started P8), Daniel Harding (started P15), Shaun Bradford (from P3), David Priolo (from P4) and Scott Reilly (from P20).

Qualifying:

Group 1: Brooke Tatnell 13.642, Brad Maiolo 13.733, Kye Scroop 13.851, Jamie Maiolo 13.864 Kris Coyle 13.929, Lee Nash 13.962.

Group 2: Jason Kendrick 13.521, Cameron Gessner 13.661, Daniel Keen 14.015, Callum Williamson 14.029, Ken Sartori 14.101, Ryan Jones 14.104, Daryl Clayden 14.304.

Group 3: Ryan Farrell 13.575, Kyle Hirst 13.629, Ryan Lancaster 13.755, Jake Beard-Miller 13.846, Daniel Harding 13.942, Darren Mewett 13.945.

Group 4: Shaun Bradford 13.692, David Priolo 13.834, Mark Wells 13.844, Troy Beckingham 13.965, Scott Reilly 14.038.

Heat 1: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Shaun Bradford, 3rd Brad Maiolo, 4th Kye Scroop, 5th Jamie Maiolo, 6th Troy Beckingham. DNF: Daryl Clayden and Daniel Keen. DNS: Brodie Minchin.

Heat 2: 1st Ryan Farrell, 2nd Cameron Gessner, 3rd Jake Beard-Miller, 4th Lee Nash, 5th Ryan Lancaster, 6th Callum Williamson, 7th Kris Coyle. DNF: Ryan Jones.

Heat 3: 1st Brooke Tatnell, 2nd Kyle Hirst, 3rd Ken Sartori, 4th Mark Wells, 5th Daniel Harding, 6th David Priolo, 7th Scott Reilly, 8th Darren Mewett.

Heat 4: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd Kris Coyle, 3rd Shaun Bradford, 4th Kye Scroop, 5th Troy Beckingham, 6th Ryan Lancaster. DNF: Daryl Clayden and Ryan Farrell.

Heat 5: 1st Ryan Jones, 2nd Daniel Harding, 3rd David Priolo, 4th Cameron Gessner, 5th Kyle Hirst, 6th Lee Nash, 7th Scott Reilly, 8th Jake Beard-Miller.

Heat 6: 1st Ken Sartori, 2nd Mark Wells, 3rd Brooke Tatnell, 4th Jamie Maiolo, 5th Jason Kendrick, 6th Brad Maiolo, 7th Darren Mewett. DNF: Brodie Minchin and Daniel Keen.

Feature: 1st Brooke Tatnell, 2nd Cameron Gessner, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Jamie Maiolo, 5th Brad Maiolo, 6th Mark Wells, 7th Daniel Harding, 8th Shaun Bradford, 9th David Priolo, 10th Scott Reilly, 11th Darren Mewett, 12th Lee Nash, 13th Ryan Lancaster, 14th Brodie Minchin, 15th Troy Beckingham. DNF: Callum Williamson, Kris Coyle, Kyle Hirst, Kye Scroop, Jake Beard-Miller, Daryl Clayden, Ken Sartori, Ryan Jones. DNS: Daniel Keen.DQ: Ryan Farrell - for not returning his car to scale after the race.

 

 

DEADLY DAVID HITS THE TARGET

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

November 22, 2014

David Murcott doesn’t get to Valvoline Raceway much but when he does he sure makes it count.

The Australian Sprintcar Champion recorded his first ever win in New South Wales (and naturally Valvoline Raceway) in tonight leading home a stellar field in the 30 lap main event.

Murcott is the second Victorian to score victory in Sydney this season joining Jamie Veal with three successes.

Sam Walsh is the only Sydneysider to win at this point.

“We don’t come here a lot but I’ve always loved racing here and obviously now I love it even more,” grinned the affable Murcott, “the track had a few different options that you could take and fortunately I was able to move the car around a bit to take whatever line we needed.”

Murcott lead home the first of the Parramatta Posse in Troy Little for second, Darwin’s Sydney racing resident Ben Atkinson in third, South Aussie “evergreen” Trevor Green fourth and Sydney hard charger James Thompson rounding out the top five.

“There’s a reason why there’s a number one on that fuel tank,” said Troy Little pointing to Murcott’s car, “that’s why it’s a pretty cool deal for us to run second to him with such a great crowd here tonight.”

Ben Atkinson was disappointed overall even though he made the podium.

“I’m frustrated,” he conceded, “my guys are doing a great job to give me what I need to win and I just can’t get the job done at my end. I’m pleased for our team that we finished on the podium but I know that I should be doing better.”

The hard luck stories of the night came thick and fast, including then race leader Darryl Campbell and rapidly closing Jamie Veal.

Rookie Tom Jeffrey spun coming out of turn four leaving Campbell and Veal nowhere to go with Campbell rolling over and Veal taken out with front-end damage.

At the time Veal had been on a massive charge from the fifth row of the grid and looked almost certain to be headed into the lead.

“You take these things on the chin I guess,” said a dejected Campbell, “we’ll get back in and put on a show as best we can but the car’s pretty beaten up.”

World Series Sprintcars champion Steven Lines was at times lively in the Halls Motorsport #3 KPC and wound up sixth ahead of Robbie Farr in seventh, Sam Walsh eighth, Marty Perovich ninth and Toby Bellbowen tenth.

Bellbowen and his elder brother Roddy were in the wars throughout the night with both rolling over in spectacular fashion in an earlier heat (Toby) and the B-Main (Roddy).

Adrian Maher was eleventh ahead of Max Dumesny, Jackson Delamont, Warren Ferguson Matt Young, Paul Laskaseski and Darryl Campbell the last classified finisher.

DNF’s were Jordyn Brazier, Kelly Linigen, Jamie Veal, Thomas Jeffrey, Jimmy Matchett, Max Johnston (who unfortunately rolled over in turn two) and Bryan Mann.

Jamie Veal convincingly won the B-Main from Toby Bellbowen (who set quick time in the Network Industries Qualifying) Max Johnston and Adrian Maher.

Maher managed to escape a major melee in the B-Main when he made contact with Jack Lee that saw Lee spin up track into the path of the hapless Ryan Davis with numerous cars being involved and DNF as a result.

Danny Reidy was desperately unlucky too being tagged by Lachlan Abbott in turn two of the opening lap, which saw Reidy spin into the path of a rapidly closing in Matt Thomas and Michael Matchett.

Thomas rolled heavily in the #45 car was fortunately unhurt.

Heat wins went to Ben Atkinson, Kelly Linigen (who qualified on the second tow for the A-Main) Steven Lines and Troy Little.

The Pole Shuffle was again a popular affair with some tremendous wing-to-wing action and Darryl Campbell emerging victorious to take pole position in the 30-lap main event.

Mark Attard claimed the C-Main from fellow transferee Guy Stanshall in second place.

The Time Target Late Model main event was a hum-dinger with Todd Bayley putting together a sizzling drive in the #19 car to claim a strong win over Ryan Fenech in second place and Nathan Disney rounding out the podium.

Finishing fourth in his first race back in several years was “The Cisco Kid” Clayton Pyne in Dad Ron’s #9 ahead of fellow second generation racer David Robertson in fifth.

Jeff Searle’s wild green machine was sixth ahead of 17 year old Daniel Cassidy in seventh, Ed Borg eighth, David Doherty ninth, Robert Carrig tenth and Michael Hickey the last placed finishing car.

DNF’s were Katelyn Hickey (who had a bruising night) Scott Haynes, Wade Carter (who was really in the wars tonight) Barry Kelleher and Liam Heaton.

The Late Models put on some stirring racing throughout the night and despite some big crashes entertained the fans with their unique combination of wild cornering and thunderous V8 sounds.

The Mittagong Smash Repairs Legend Car main event was one of the best races in any category in recent memory.

Consistently one of the most entertaining classes on the program each night at Valvoline Raceway the little pocket rockets raced their way into everyone’s hearts with a six-car battle for the lead that lasted for most of the 20-lap final.

James Duckworth brilliantly took out the nail-biting affair from a vastly improved Harley Smee over the always fast Mark Heaton in third, Rob Rawlings fourth, Glen Philpott fifth, Brett Mitchell sixth, Glen Arnold seventh, Warren Maybury eighth, Scott Keane ninth and Clinton McKenzie rounding out the top ten.

The biggest crowd of the season so far packed into the venue to see 59 Sprintcars, 24 Legend Cars, 17 Late Models and a Demolition Derby amongst an atmosphere that was festive to say the very least.

Next Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway the attention turns to the return of V8 Super Sedans and the NSW Wingless Championship, Litre Sprints, Street Stocks and Fender Benders.

 

 

Murcott takes round five Sprintcar Association of NSW November 23, 2014

Victorian David Murcott scored an emphatic win in the fifth round of the Sprintcar rack Championship at Valvoline Raceway on Saturday night. Crossing the line in second place was Troy Little with Ben Atkinson in third.

Murcott started on the front row and led the early stages of the A-Main before being passed by Darryl Campbell. Murcott also succumbed to Jamie Veal who was flying from his position ten starting position.

Unfortunately for both Campbell and Veal, they tangled with a lapped car with Campbell flipping wildly. This put Murcott at the front on the restart and was never challenged for the remainder of the race.

Following Little and Atkinson was Trevor Green in fourth, James Thompson in fifth, Steven Lines sixth, Robbie Farr seventh, Sam Walsh eighth, Marty Perovich ninth and Toby Bellbowen tenth.

Earlier in the night, Toby Bellbowen set quick time and kept his record going – being the only driver to qualify in the top four each night of the season so far.

That was short-lived for Toby who executed a wild series of flips in the opening heat. He returned to action in the B-Main and transferred to the A-Main, lining up from position nine.

Heat race wins went to Ben Atkinson, Steven Lines, Troy Little and Kelly Linigen.

The non-qualifiers race went to Alex Orr.

The C-Main went to Mark Attard from Guy Stanshall and Jeff Lawler.

The B-Main was taken out by Jamie Veal from Toby Bellbowen and Max Johnston.

The next event on the Sprintcar Association of NSW calendar is Saturday, December 6. This will be the final show before the international season begins on Boxing Night, December 26.

November 22 Notebook

- 59 cars signed in for competition – the biggest car count so far this season.

- In time trials, 53 cars were separated by less than a second.

- Thomas Jeffrey qualified for the A-Main in just his fourth Sprintcar show.

- This was David Murcott’s first win at Valvoline Raceway – and in NSW.

 

 

Quinn Takes The Sunline Win

By Phil Michell Motorsport Media

Last night the Sunline Speedway at Waikerie hosted Round 4 of the Transport & Warehouse Solutions 360ci South Australian State Series with regular open Sprintcar competitor Brendan Quinn walking away with his second round victory of the season.

In what was a dominant performance Quinn’s only defeat all evening came during time trials, where he timed in fourth fastest, but from that point he stamped his authority on the field as he claimed both of his heats, the pole shuffle and the 25 lap Scotcher Race Fuels & Oils supported Stampede finale.

Unfortunately only nine cars fronted for action at the tight Riverland venue but the racing was quite entertaining. The night began with single car time trials with series point’s leader Sam Putland setting a new track record of 15.094 on an extremely slick racing surface. With the fastest cars being sent to rear the opening round of heats saw Darryl Guerin claim heat 1 before Quinn surged to the front in heat 2 after starting on the second row.

Heat 3 saw the drive of the night as Nicole Hill held out a determined Dan Evans to claim a popular win while Quinn once again greeted the chequered flag first in the final preliminary.

Therefore Quinn went into the Pole Shuffle as the top qualifier and he went on to defeat Dan Evans in the deciderbut it was Nicole Hill who was the big winner as she moved from position 5 to 3, in somewhat controversial fashion as she moved past Guerin and Putland by virtue of her opponents being disqualified for jumping the start.

Therefore the nine car feature race line-up saw Quinn line up alongside Evans with Hill, Jamie Hendry, Putland, Guerin, Daniel Pestka, Shane Hendry and Darwin’s Jamie McInnes rounding out the field. On what proved to be a one groove race track the passing was minimal throughout the 25 lap event, which went flag to flag, with Quinn winning easily from Evans and Jamie Hendry. For Hendry this was a welcomed return to form after a disappointing start to the season. Fourth went to Nicole Hill who held out Pestka, with the regular 410 racer unable to find a way past Hill for over the 20 laps. Putland held onto the points lead with a sixth placed result while Guerin, Shane Hendry and McInnes rounded out the field 1 lap down.

The SprintcarCompetitors of SA would like to thank Transport & Warehouse Solutions,Cody Corporation, Oval Track Imports and Scotcher Race Fuels & Oils for their support of the 360ci State Series and Rob Stevens and Jenny Lemar for hosting round 4 of the 2014/15 season.

 

 

Rossi & Hagen are Western World Champs!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (November 22, 2014) – The 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships concluded in wild fashion with Matt Rossi and Darren Hagen posting what could be both classified as “upset” wins in Saturday night’s finale atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval.

Rossi scored a popular hometown win with a stunning drive to victory lane in the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car main event while Darren Hagen struck his first blow of the year in Honda USAC National Midget action with the triumph.

Rossi and Hagen both pocketed $7,500 for their victories.

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars:

Matt Rossi picked an ideal time to win his first feature atop Canyon Speedway Park clay by taking the $7,500 winner’s share in the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car portion of Saturday night’s 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships.

“I just won the Western World, I can’t believe it!” Rossi exclaimed upon climbing from his winning Apache Scapes/Schure Built Suspensions No. 02 Spike.

The victory drive was nearly as shocking to many others as it was to the Peoria, AZ, racer.

Rossi left little doubt about it though, emerging from a spirited three-way duel for the point on the 11th round and then blistering the field over the final half of the 30-lapper to take the prestigious victory over a stellar field of 37 competitors.

“We’ve really been going good since Ovals, but I didn’t think this was gonna happen,” Rossi commented.

Originally gridding the field eighth, Rossi was up to fifth before a lap was in the books after a pair of attempts to start the race were red-flagged.

On the initial start, front row starters Gary Taylor and Casey Shuman made contact in the opening corner with Shuman getting upside down. On the second try, seventh-starter Shon Deskins dumped his machine in turn three. Shuman was done while Taylor and Deskins both returned for further battle.

The initial red flags were a sign of things to come with three more flying in the first half of the race including one for Matt Mitchell in turn two after nine laps, Deskins’ second misadventure two laps later on the front stretch and then Josh Pelkey on the front stretch as well after 14 laps. Mike Spencer precipitated a mere yellow flag when he bicycled and scraped the turn three wall after eight laps.

In between the stoppages, R.J. Johnson paced the early circuits with prelim sweeper Ryan Bernal nipping at his heels. Rossi made his way past Robert Ballou for third after Spencer’s race-ending encounter with the wall after eight laps and the battle was on.

Eying a weekend sweep, Bernal slid past Johnson for the lead on the tenth round only to have Rossi blast past both of them on the 11th circuit.

Rossi was an unstoppable force the rest of the way, relentlessly abusing the heavy Canyon cushion in spectacular fashion all the way.

The only thing that slowed Rossi’s furious pace was one final caution with five laps to go when Jake Swanson came to a stop in turn three. There was no denying Rossi the popular hometown win though, as he ripped off five more fast laps to secure the win.

After starting 11th, Kevin Thomas, Jr., avoided the early carnage and charged past Johnson for second on the 13th circuit. The Alabama shoe held the runner-up position to the line with Bryan Clauson rallying on the low side to claim the show position from 15th aboard a second Mike Martin entry after terminal engine woes in his familiar No. 20 mount in Friday action.

Johnson finished off the USAC Southwest Sprint Car championship with a fourth-place run while Brady Bacon raced from 17th to round out the top five.

After getting caught up in the opening lap tangle between Shuman and Taylor, C.J. Leary charged from the tail for sixth with Ballou, Bernal, Chris Windom and 21st-starter Stevie Sussex completing the top ten.

Gary Taylor won the Dash for the eight locked-in cars to earn the pole starting position for the feature with Jon Stanbrough, Swanson, Mitchell and Thomas, Jr., winning the Qualifying Races. Bacon and Brian Hosford won the “B” Mains.

Honda USAC National Midgets:

The Western World got away from Darren Hagen one year ago with Bryan Clauson stealing the win in the final corner.

Hagen wanted no part of a repeat, fending off the Keith Kunz Motorsports duo of Tanner Thorson and Christopher Bell to pocket the $7,500 winner’s share in the Honda USAC National Midget portion of the 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships at Canyon Speedway Park.

“I took it all the way to the wall at the end, I knew he (Thorson) would pretty much have to drive over us to get the win,” Hagen said after posting his first USAC National Midget victory of the year aboard Shane Hmiel’s Great Clips No. 56 Triple X.

After winning the Dash to earn the pole position for the 30-lap finale, Hagen led the early rounds but had plenty of company with fellow front-row starter Thorson actually racing by on the high side on the seventh lap in his pursuit of a first series win.

Zach Daum entered the mix as well only to detonate an engine exiting turn four with nine laps in the books, just two rounds before a red flag flew for a Jarid Blondel tumble in turn one.

Hagen pounced on Thorson on the lap 12 restart to reclaim the lead and suddenly had defending USAC Midget champ Bell challenging for the win on the low side as Thorson continued to work up top until another red flag after 19 laps when series points leader Rico Abreu came to a stop with a possible foot injury after a driveline failure.

Bell worked low and Thorson worked high over the final rounds, with Thorson making a last-gasp charge on the high side of turns three and four in a valiant effort to steal the win. Hagen held strong though, beating Thorson to the stripe by just two car-lengths with Bell right there in third.

Thursday night winner Tracy Hines was fourth with Bryan Clauson rounding out the top five. Tyler Thomas crossed the stripe sixth with Ronnie Gardner, Brady Bacon, Casey Shuman and Shane Golobic completing the top ten.

Canyon Speedway Park

47th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships

November 22, 2014 Results:

USAC Honda National Midgets:

QUALIFYING RACE: (8 laps) 1. Tyler Thomas (91T, Thomas), 2. Brady Bacon (51s, Fly), 3. Shane Golobic (17, Nichols), 4. Casey Shuman (32, Dunlap), 5. Mike Spencer (57, Ecker), 6. Jarid Blondel (98, Blondel), 7. Isaac Chapple (52, Chapple), 8. Terry Goodwin (2G, Goodwin), 9. Nick Foster (17N, Nichols).

DASH: (10 laps) 1. Darren Hagen (56, Hmiel), 2. Tanner Thorson (67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 3. Rico Abreu (97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 4. Zach Daum (5D, Daum), 5. Christopher Bell (71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 6. Ronnie Gardner (68, Johnson), 7. Tracy Hines (24, Parker), 8. Bryan Clauson (63, RKR/Curb-Agajanian).

ALSO AT THE TRACK: Shannon McQueen (7, McQueen)

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Darren Hagen, 2. Tanner Thorson, 3. Christopher Bell, 4. Tracy Hines, 5. Bryan Clauson, 6. Tyler Thomas, 7. Ronnie Gardner, 8. Brady Bacon, 9. Casey Shuman, 10. Shane Golobic, 11. Mike Spencer, 12. Isaac Chapple, 13. Rico Abreu, 14. Jarid Blondel, 15. Zach Daum, 16. Nick Foster.

Lap Leaders: Darren Hagen 1-6, Tanner Thorson 7-11, Hagen 12-30l

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars:

FIRST QUALIFIER: (8 laps) 1. Jon Stanbrough (#20S Deskins), 2. Chris Windom (#22B Weber), 3. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 4. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 5. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Burkhart), 6. Bradley Terrell (#5V VanLare), 7. Mike Martin (#16 Martin). NT

SECOND QUALIFIER: (8 laps) 1. Jake Swanson (#92 Sertich), 2. Mike Spencer (#7M Priestley), 3. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 4. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams), 5. Dalten Gabbard (#77 Gabbard), 6. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges), 7. Casey Buckman (#04G Cook). NT

THIRD QUALIFIER: (8 laps) 1. Matt Mitchell (#37 Mitchell), 2. Bryan Clauson (#16B Martin), 3. Brady Bacon (#99 BBR), 4. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 5. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 6. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 7. Matt Lundy (#98 Lundy). NT

FOURTH QUALIFIER: (8 laps) 1. Kevin Thomas Jr., (#17RW Dutcher), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 3. Dave Darland (#73 Ford), 4. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 5. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT

DASH: (6 laps) 1. Gary Taylor (#1ST BRAT), 2. Casey Shuman (#75 Hockett/James), 3. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 4. C.J. Leary (#30 Leary), 5. Ryan Bernal (#56 Phulps), 6. Robert Ballou (#12X Ballou), 7. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 8. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi). NT

FIRST SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Pelkey, 3. Sussex, 4. Curtis, 5. Martin, 6. Terrell, 7. Shipley, 8. Lundy, 9. Mihocko. NT

SECOND SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Hosford, 2. Gabbard, 3. Copeland, 4. Reinbold, 5. Darland, 6. Buckman, 7. Hodges, 8. Morin. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Matt Rossi, 2. Kevin Thomas Jr., 3. Bryan Clauson, 4. R.J. Johnson, 5. Brady Bacon, 6. C.J. Leary, 7. Robert Ballou, 8. Ryan Bernal, 9. Chris Windom, 10. Stevie Sussex, 11. Brian Hosford, 12. Dalten Gabbard, 13. Charles Davis Jr., 14. Jake Swanson, 15. Gary Taylor, 16. Jon Stanbrough, 17. Josh Pelkey, 18. Shon Deskins, 19. Matt Mitchell, 20. Mike Spencer, 21. Colby Copeland, 22. Casey Shuman. NT

Lap Leaders: R.J. Johnson 1-9, Ryan Bernal 10, Matt Rossi 11-30.

 

 

Bell & Bernal Bag Friday Western World Wins!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (November 21, 2014) – Action at the 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships continued with Christopher Bell and Ryan Bernal snaring wins in Friday night action atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval.

Bernal dominated the 30-lap USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car feature for his second win in as many nights while Bell earned his 26th overall win of the year in the 30-lap Honda USAC National Midget main event.

A $7,500 winner’s share is up for grabs in both portions of Saturday night’s Western World Championships finale.

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars:

Ryan Bernal made it two wins in as many nights of 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships action by turning in a dominant performance in Friday night’s 30-lap USAC Southwest vs. USAC Sprint Car field at Canyon Speedway Park.

After starting on the front row outside, the Hollister, California, driver battled past pole starter Jon Stanbrough for the lead on the third round and led the rest of the way to post the win aboard the Tri-L Mandarin Ranch No. 56.

“I had a great car, I can’t thank my guys enough,” Bernal said after his 12th overall triumph of the year in the wingless 360-ci Sprint Car ranks. “I watched (Darren) Hagen run his Midget in the cushion and thought I could do that to, it was pretty sketchy up there though.”

It was dicey indeed, with Bernal frequently flirting with disaster with four wheels over the Canyon cushion.

While Matt Rossi moved in to challenge on several occasions after battling past Stanbrough for second in the early rounds, Bernal successfully navigated the treacherous cushion to make it two wins in a row and lock into Saturday night’s $7,500-to-win finale with a half-straightaway advantage at the stripe.

A top contender among the USAC Southwest ranks, Rossi chased the USAC Western Classic champ to the line. “I’m just happy to finish second, I knew we didn’t have anything for Bernal,” Rossi commented afterward.

Stanbrough claimed the show position ahead of Casey Shuman, with R.J. Johnson racing from 11th to round out the top five. Robert Ballou climbed from 14th to sixth with Shon Deskins, Jake Swanson, 16th-starter Josh Pelkey and 19th-starter C.J. Leary completing the top ten.

Defending Western World champ Bryan Clauson came to a stop with terminal engine problems under a lap 12 caution for a turn three tangle involving Kevin Thomas, Jr., and Matt Mitchell, with the only other caution flying five laps later when Charles Davis, Jr., came to a stop on the backstretch.

Heat race action for the 37-car field was topped by Shuman, Deskins, Rossi, Michael Colegrove and Stanbrough with Stevie Sussex and Pelkey winning the “B” Mains.

The top eight drivers in combined points over the Thursday and Friday night prelims are locked into the Dash that will set the lineup for the front four rows of Saturday night’s Western World Sprint Car finale. Those eight drivers include Bernal, Shuman, R.J. Johnson, Ballou, Rossi, Leary, Gary Taylor and Deskins.

Honda USAC National Midgets:

After falling just short in Thursday night’s 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships opener, Christopher Bell led wire-to-wire to post the win in Friday’s 30-lap Honda USAC National Midget feature at Canyon Speedway Park

Starting from the pole position, the 19-year-old from Norman, OK, outdueled Keith Kunz Motorsports teammate Tanner Thorson on the opening round and led all the way to post his 26th overall win of the year.

“That was a fun race,” Bell exclaimed afterward. “The track was really tricky, I had to keep searching around to find the fastest line and the ledge got to be a challenge. I don’t know if I got into turn three the same way twice the whole race.”

Bell proved to be plenty fast everywhere on the 1/3-mile CSP clay oval, weathering three cautions to pick up his second Western World prelim win in as many years aboard the KKM Toyota-powered No. 71.

Reigning Western World champion Bryan Clauson battled into second in the early going aboard Joe Dooling’s No. 63 machine but was unable to mount a successful challenge on Bell for the lead.

“We were zipping around the top there to try to keep up, but we really needed some traffic to have a shot at him,” Clauson commented.

Zach Daum claimed the show position with Thursday winner Tracy Hines and Thorson rounding out the top five. Rico Abreu moved one step closer to his first USAC Midget championship with a sixth-place finish as Casey Shuman, Tyler Thomas, Ronnie Gardner and Shane Golobic completed the top ten.

The final car out for qualifying, Abreu set the night’s quick time of 13.775 seconds in qualifying with Golobic, Darren Hagen and Mike Spencer winning the heat races.

The top eight drivers in combined points over the Thursday and Friday night prelims are locked into the Dash that will set the lineup for the front four rows of Saturday night’s Western World Midget finale. Those eight drivers include Daum, Bell, Hines, Clauson, Thorson, Abreu, Hagen and Gardner.

The 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships featuring the USAC National Midgets and USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars concludes on Saturday night with a $7,500 winner’s share up for grabs in both divisions.

Canyon Speedway Park

47th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships

November 21, 2014 Results:

USAC Honda National Midgets:

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Rico Abreu, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.775; 2. Zach Daum, 5D, Daum-13.817; 3. Bryan Clauson, 63, RKR/Curb-Agajanian-13.859; 4. Tracy Hines, 24, Parker-13.866; 5. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.889; 6. Christopher Bell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.910; 7. Tyler Thomas, 91T, Thomas-14.025; 8. Darren Hagen, 56, Hmiel-14.057; 9. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Johnson-14.084; 10. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-14.162; 11. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-14.208; 12. Brady Bacon, 51s, Fly-14.267; 13. Shane Golobic, 17, Nichols-14.279; 14. Casey Shuman, 32, Dunlap-14.309; 15. Mike Spencer, 57, Ecker-14.381; 16. Isaac Chapple, 52, Chapple-14.448; 17. Jarid Blondel, 98, Blondel-14.815; 18. Terry Goodwin, 2G, Goodwin-15.317; 19. Nick Foster, Jr., 17N, Nichols-16.472.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Golobic, 2. Thomas, 3. Marcham, 4. Abreu, 5. Hines, 6. Chapple.

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Hagen, 2. Daum, 3. Shuman, 4. Thorson, 5. McQueen, 6. Blondel.

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Spencer, 2. Clauson, 3. Gardner, 4. Bacon, 5. Bell, 6. Goodwin.

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Christopher Bell, 2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Zach Daum, 4. Tracy Hines, 5. Tanner Thorson, 6. Rico Abreu, 7. Casey Shuman, 8. Tyler Thomas, 9. Ronnie Gardner, 10. Shane Golobic, 11. Darren Hagen, 12. Mike Spencer, 13. Isaac Chapple, 14. Terry Goodwin, 15. Shannon McQueen, 16. Trey Marcham, 17. Jarid Blondel, 18. Nick Foster, Jr., 19. Brady Bacon.

Lap Leaders: Christopher Bell 1-30.

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars:

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Casey Shuman (#75, Hockett/James), 2. Ryan Bernal (#56 Phulps), 3. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 4. Matt Mitchell (#37 Mitchell), 5. Brady Bacon (#99 BBR), 6. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 7. Dalten Gabbard (#77 Gabbard), 8. Chris Windom (#22B Weber).

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 2. Bryan Clauson (#20x Stewart/Curb-Agajanian), 3. Robert Ballou (#12x Ballou), 4. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 5. Mike Spencer (#7M Priestley), 6. C.J. Leary (#30 Leary), 7. Matt Lundy (#98 Lundy), 8. Mark Morin (#28 Morin).

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 2. Gary Taylor (#1ST BRaT), 3. Michael Curtis (#11c Turner/Wheeler), 4. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (#17RW Dutcher), 5. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 6. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 7. Casey Buckman (#04G Cook).

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Michael Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 2. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 3. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michael), 4. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Burkhart), 5. Josh Hodges (#74x Hodges), 6. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 7. Bradley Terrell (#5v VanLare).

FIFTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Jon Stanbrough (#20s Deskins), 2. Jake Swanson (#92 Sertich), 3. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams), 4. Aaron Reutzel (#87 Reutzel), 5. Dave Darland (#73 Ford), 6. Charles Davis, Jr. (#50 Massey), 7. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood).

FIRST SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Sussex, 2. Spencer, 3. Leary, 4. Davis, 5. Bacon, 6. Reutzel, 7. Terrell, 8. Reinbold, 9. Hosford, 10. Curtis, 11. Mihocko, 12. Morin. NT

SECOND SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Pelkey, 2. Copeland, 3. Darland, 4. Windom, 5. Martin, 6. St. James, 7. Hodges, 8. Gabbard, 9. Lundy, 10. Buckman, 11. Ogle. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Matt Rossi, 3. Jon Stanbrough, 4. Casey Shuman, 5. R.J. Johnson, 6. Robert Ballou, 7. Shon Deskins, 8. Jake Swanson, 9. Josh Pelkey, 10. C.J. Leary, 11. Gary Taylor, 12. Michael Colegrove, 13. Colby Copeland, 14. Mike Spencer, 15. Chris Windom, 16. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17. Matt Mitchell, 18. Dave Darland, 19. Charles Davis, Jr., 20. Stevie Sussex, 21. Josh Shipley, 22. Bryan Clauson. NT

Lap Leaders: Jon Stanbrough 1-2, Ryan Bernal 3-30.

 

 

Hines & Bernal Best in Western World Opener!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (November 20, 2014) – Tracy Hines and Ryan Bernal kicked off the 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships by racing to victory lane in Thursday night’s main events atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park.

Bernal fought off a late challenge from 18th-starter Bryan Clauson to win the 30-lap USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car feature while Hines took top honors in the 30-lap Honda USAC National Midget main event.

A full field of both Midgets and Sprint Cars will be back in action on Friday night with the top eight in combined points for both divisions locked into Saturday night’s pair of $7,500-to-win Western World Championships feature events.

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars:

Hollister, California’s Ryan Bernal kicked off his pursuit of 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships honors by besting Thursday night’s 37-car USAC Southwest vs. USAC Sprint Car field at Canyon Speedway Park.

Bernal outdueled pole starter Gary Taylor for the point in the early rounds, fought off a bid from Casey Shuman and then held off a charging Bryan Clauson over the final rounds to secure the win in the 30-lapper aboard the Tri-L Mandarin Ranch No. 56.

“I knew at the end I couldn’t let it push in the corners, I wasn’t gonna give the bottom of the track to Bryan,” the 2014 USAC Western Classic champ said after his 11th overall non-wing 360-ci Sprint Car win of the year.

On the bottom wasn’t where Bernal spent most of the race, abusing the cushion to battle past Gary Taylor on the second round and nearly launching out of the park on one occasion in turn one in the initial handful of rounds.

Bernal slipped away from his chasers at several points in the race only to have the field tightened back up after red flags for a wild Thomas Ogle exit from the park in turn two after 11 laps and then a Brady Bacon tumble over the same retaining wall with 18 rounds in the books. Both drivers were uninjured.

With Bernal leading the way, Shuman had battled past Taylor for second at the midway point with 15th-starter R.J. Johnson up to fourth and 18th-starter Clauson fifth by the time Bacon went yard.

A slight Bernal bobble opened the door for Shuman to briefly take command on the 21st round only to have Bernal battle back and slip away momentarily before Clauson charged up to second and reeled in the leader.

Topping both the Sprint Car and Midget portions of the Western World last year, Clauson moved in on Bernal and was challenging for the lead as the white flag flew only to have the final round interrupted for a turn two melee with Shon Deskins upside down, setting up a green-white-checkered run to the stripe.

Having abandoned the cushion at first sight of Clauson, Bernal stuck to the bottom over the final two rounds. Clauson tried to make a top-side run through the final pair of corners but fell three car-lengths shy at the line.

“I probably could have pushed the issue a little more, but it’s not money night yet,” Clauson commented after rallying from 18th aboard the TSR/Curb-Agajanian Chevy Performance No. 20 following a heat race incident that landed him in a “B” Main. “The way our night started, we’re really happy with this.”

Shuman settled for the show position in the Hockett Racing No. 75 with USAC Southwest points leader R.J. Johnson gaining 11 positions to finish fourth. C.J. Leary rounded out a trio of double-digit chargers among the top five by rallying from 19th to fifth.

Charles Davis, Jr., was sixth with Taylor, Robert Ballou, Mike Spencer and Chris Windom completing the top ten.

Michael Colegrove, Ogle, Joshua Hodges, Davis, Jr., and Ballou won Thursday’s heat races with Johnson and Bruce St. James topping the twin “B” Mains.

Honda USAC National Midgets:

Just six nights earlier, Tracy Hines ended a dry spell in the USAC National Sprint Car ranks. On Thursday night, the New Castle, IN, racer broke an ever longer slump atop the same Canyon Speedway Park clay by topping the opening night of Honda USAC National Midget action at the 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships.

Hines battled past Zach Daum 12 rounds into the 30-lapper then held off a Keith Kunz Motorsports charge led by Christopher Bell to snare his first National Midget win on dirt since 2012.

While Hines gridded the feature field from the pole position aboard the Toyota-powered Parker Machinery No. 24, he fell back in the early rounds as second-row starter Zach Daum outdueled front row outside starter Ronnie Gardner for the point in the early rounds.

Hines worked his way back to the front soon enough though, racing past Daum for the lead on a lap 12 restart and holding on the rest of the way for the win.

“The track really changed a lot throughout the race,” Hines explained in victory lane. “We fell back to about fourth or so early working the bottom, then moved to the top and then back to the bottom by the end. It probably worked to our advantage to fall back early so we could search around some.”

Hines took command following a quick red flag after 11 laps when Tyler Thomas tipped over in turn two and led the way in front of Daum, Tanner Thorson, Bell and Gardner when the race’s final interruption occurred at the midway point when Casey Shuman’s mount lost power entering turn one and was drilled by Jarid Blondel. Both drivers walked away.

Daum kept the pressure on Hines when action resumed with Bell moving up to third and joining in on the lead chase until getting loose in turn four with less than ten laps to go.

Bell rebounded quickly, reeling in a fading Daum for second and closed to within two car-lengths by the final pair of rounds.

Hines held strong though, keeping the KKM duo of Bell and Thorson at bay to the line with Daum slipping to fourth. Bryan Clauson climbed from 10th to round out the top five with Brady Bacon, Gardner, Darren Hagen, Rico Abreu and Shane Golobic completing the top ten.

Hagen opened the night by establishing a new track record of 13.489 seconds with R.J. Johnson, Thomas and Shannon McQueen topping heat race action.

The 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships featuring the USAC National Midgets and USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars continue on Friday night before wrapping up with Saturday night’s $7,500-to-win finale for both divisions.

Canyon Speedway Park

47th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships

November 20, 2014 Results:

USAC Honda National Midgets:

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Darren Hagen, 56, Hmiel-13.489; 2. Rico Abreu, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.519; 3. Zach Daum, 5D, Daum-13.521; 4. Christopher Bell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.609; 5. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.695; 6. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Johnson-13.710; 7. Tracy Hines, 24, Parker-13.710; 8. Tyler Thomas, 91T, Thomas-13.728; 9. Brady Bacon, 51s, Fly-13.833; 10. Bryan Clauson, 63, RKR/Curb-Agajanian-13.894; 11. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-13.923; 12. Mike Spencer, 57, Ecker-13.966; 13. Shane Golobic, 17, Nichols-13.980; 14. Casey Shuman, 32, Dunlap-14.083; 15. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-14.152; 16. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-14.154; 17. Isaac Chapple, 52, Chapple-14.161; 18. Jarid Blondel, 98, Blondel-14.346; 19. Terry Goodwin, 2G, Goodwin-14.862; 20. Nick Foster, Jr., 17N, Nichols-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Johnson, 2. Golobic, 3. Hagen, 4. Hines, 5. Clauson, 6. Bell, 7. Goodwin.

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Shuman, 3. Marcham, 4. Abreu, 5. Thorson, 6. Chapple.

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. McQueen, 2. Daum, 3. Bacon, 4. Gardner, 5. Spencer, 6. Blondel.

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Tracy Hines, 2. Christopher Bell, 3. Tanner Thorson, 4. Zach Daum, 5. Bryan Clauson, 6. Brady Bacon, 7. Ronnie Gardner, 8. Darren Hagen, 9. Rico Abreu, 10. Shane Golobic, 11. Mike Spencer, 12. Isaac Chapple, 13. Trey Marcham, 14. Shannon McQueen, 15. Terry Goodwin, 16. Casey Shuman, 17. Jarid Blondel, 18. Tyler Thomas, 19. R.J. Johnson, 20. Nick Foster, Jr.

Lap Leaders: Zach Daum 1-11, Tracy Hines 12-30.

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars:

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 2. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 3. Ryan Bernal (#56 Phulps), 4. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 5. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 6. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 7. Matt Lundy (#98 Lundy), 9. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 2. Jake Swanson (#92 Sertich), 3. Mike Spencer (#7M Priestley), 4. Casey Buckman (#04G Cook), 5. Chris Windom (#22B Weber), 6. Bryan Clauson (#20X TSR-Curb/Agajanian), 7. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 8. Bradley Terrell (#5V VanLare). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges), 2. Casey Shuman (#75 Hockett/James), 3. Gary Taylor (#1ST BRAT), 4. Matt Mitchell (#37 Mitchell), 5. C.J. Leary (#30 Leary), 6. Dalten Gabbard (#77 Gabbard). NT

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 3. Brady Bacon (#99 BBR), 4. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 5. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 6. Dave Darland (#73 Ford), 7. Jon Stanbrough (#20S Deskins). NT

FIFTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Robert Ballou (#12X Ballou), 2. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber) 3. Kevin Thomas Jr. (#17RW Dutcher), 4. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 5. Aaron Reutzel (#87 Reutzel), 6. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams), 7. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler). NT

FIRST SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Johnson, 2. Bacon, 3. Leary, 4. Windom, 5. Copeland, 6. Darland, 7. Shipley, 8. Reinbold, 9. Curtis, 10. Terrell, 11. Buckman.

SECOND SEMI: (12 laps) 1. St. James, 2. Clauson, 3. Mitchell, 4. Stanbrough, 5. Thomas, 6. Pelkey, 7. Reutzel, 8. Gabbard, 9. Martin, 10. Lundy, 11. Morin.

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Casey Shuman, 4. R.J. Johnson, 5. C.J. Leary, 6. Charles Davis Jr., 7. Gary Taylor, 8. Robert Ballou, 9. Mike Spencer, 10. Chris Windom, 11. Matt Mitchell, 12. Tye Mihocko, 13. Shon Deskins, 14. Bruce St. James, 15. Brian Hosford, 16. Matt Rossi, 17. Brady Bacon, 18. Jon Stanbrough, 19. Tom Ogle, 20. Mike Colegrove, 21. Josh Hodges, 22. Jake Swanson. NT

Lap Leaders: Gary Taylor 1, Ryan Bernal 2-20, Casey Shuman 21, Ryan Bernal 22-30.

 

 

Clauson Cashes In Again at CSP in USAC HOF Classic Finale!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (November 15, 2014) – Bryan Clauson has become beyond familiar with the route to victory lane at Canyon Speedway.

The Noblesville, IN, racer made his way down that path once again by topping Saturday night’s 30-lap main event at the 14th Annual Hose Advantage Hall of Fame Classic that put the wraps on the 2014 USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car campaign.

“I love Canyon Speedway Park,” Clauson exclaimed in victory lane of the 1/3-mile clay oval that he earned ten wins at in 2013 alone.

The two-time USAC Sprint Car champion fought off Brady Bacon much of the way before fending off Dave Darland over the final rounds to secure his sixth win of the year aboard the Kistler-powered Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Chevy Performance No. 20 Beast.

Crossing the stripe third, Broken Arrow, OK, native Bacon earned his first career USAC National Sprint Car title and the tenth overall for the No. 69 Hoffman Racing team.

While Clauson and Bacon shared the limelight in the Hall of Fame Classic finale, Bobby Marcum completed a sweep of the weekend’s Challenge Cup Sprint Car action with Colton Hardy making a late move to snare Micro Sprint Car honors.

Among 11 different drivers that shattered his track record established two years ago, Clauson gridded the main event outside the front row and outgunned pole starter Matt Rossi for the lead at the outset.

Fourth-starter Brady Bacon slipped around Rossi for second after a lap three restart and chased much of the way before the third title contender, Dave Darland, joined the other two in a heated chase for the win over the final half of the race.

Darland slipped around Bacon for the second position in the final ten circuits and was pressuring for the point in a wild three-way duel through traffic when the third and final caution of the race flew for Chad Boespflug’s disabled mount in turn four with just five laps to go.

While Clauson had open track after the final caution, he wasn’t convinced at the time that an interruption was to his advantage.

“I wasn’t sure if that one was going to help me or hurt me, we had just cleared one car and I thought that might be the break I needed to get away from those guys,” Clauson said.

Clauson need not worry, as he was flawless over the final handful of circuits to secure the win with Darland and Bacon close behind to claim podium positions.

“I don’t know what it is about this place but it’s always been good to me, I’ve won a lot of trophies and made a lot of money here over the last few years,” Clauson said after yet another CSP score that added $5,000 to the Clauson coffers.

Mike Spencer chased the lead trio to the line in fourth with Jon Stanbrough rounding out the top five. Justin Grant was sixth, while Damion Gardner finished off his USAC/CRA championship in seventh.

Rossi, Chase Stockon and Robert Ballou completed the top ten.

Darland bested the field of 31 in qualifying with a new track record of 13.072 seconds with Boespflug, Mike Martin, Michael Curtis and Matt Mitchell winning the heat races. Stockon won the “B” Main.

After winning Friday’s feature, Tracy Hines suffered driveline woes on his qualifying lap and ultimately utilized a provisional starting position for the main event.

Bobby Marcum took command early from his fifth starting position and dominated once again on his way to a second Challenge Cup Sprint feature win in as many nights, taking the checkered flag in the 20-lapper ahead of Dustin Burkhart with Matt Lundy securing the championship by crossing the stripe in third. Joe Schoepner and Vince Perez rounded out the top five.

Making a bid to sweep both nights of Micro Sprint action as well, Dennis Carrier paced the opening 11 circuits of the 20-lap feature before Jarrett Martin shot by on a lap 12 restart. Sixteenth-starter Colton Hardy followed suit then battled past Martin for the lead on the 15th round en route to taking the win ahead of Martin and Carrier with Dustin Cormany and Spencer Hill in the top five.

The 2014 season at Canyon Speedway Park wraps up with the 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships featuring the USAC National Midgets and USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars this Thursday through Saturday following an open practice session on Wednesday night.

Canyon Speedway Park

14th Annual Hose Advantage Hall of Fame Classic

November 15, 2014 Results:

USAC Amsoil National Sprint Cars:

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-13.072 (New Track Record); 2. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-13.157; 3. Damion Gardner, 4x, Alexander-13.170; 4. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-13.185; 5. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-13.269; 6. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-13.294; 7. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-13.302; 8. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-13.341; 9. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-13.353; 10. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-13.361; 11. Matt Rossi, 02, Rossi-13.368; 12. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 73, Ford-13.431; 13. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-13.443; 14. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-13.511; 15. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-13.552; 16. Payton Pierce, 18P, Pierce-13.598; 17. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-13.623; 18. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-13.628; 19. Michael Curtis, 45c, Turner/Wheeler-13.656; 20. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-13.671; 21. Chad Boespflug, 5B, Baldwin-13.697; 22. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-13.700; 23. Jerry Coons, Jr., 04G, Cook-13.734; 24. Chris Windom, 22B, Weber-13.780; 25. Charles Davis, Jr., 50AZ, Massey-13.833; 26. Tye Mihocko, 5M, Mihocko-13.942; 27. Josh Hodges, 74x, Hodges-13.997; 28. Dalten Gabbard, 77, Gabbard-14.047; 29. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-14.388; 30. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-NT; 31. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Boespflug, 2. C. Williams, 3. Andretti, 4. Spencer, 5. Davis, 6. Leary, 7. Darland, 8. Gansen.

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Martin, 2. Clauson, 3. Johnson, 4. Grant, 5. Stockon, 6. Swanson, 7. Hines, 8. Mihocko.

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Curtis, 2. Coons, 3. Rossi, 4. Gardner, 5. Ballou, 6. Stanbrough, 7. Hodges.

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mitchell, 2. Windom, 3. Bacon, 4. Thomas, 5. A. Williams, 6. Pierce, 7. Gabbard.

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Stockon, 2. Darland, 3. Stanbrough, 4. Ballou, 5. A. Williams, 6. Leary, 7. Swanson, 8. Gabbard, 9. Pierce, 10. Mihocko, 11. Davis, 12. Hodges, 13. Gansen, 14. Hines.

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Dave Darland, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Mike Spencer, 5. Jon Stanbrough, 6. Justin Grant, 7. Damion Gardner, 8. Matt Rossi, 9. Chase Stockon, 10. Robert Ballou, 11. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 12. Jerry Coons, Jr., 13. C.J. Leary, 14. Matt Mitchell, 15. R.J. Johnson, 16. Austin Williams, 17. Tracy Hines, 18. Cody Williams, 19. Chris Windom, 20. Chad Boespflug, 21. Mike Martin, 22. Chris Gansen, 23. Michael Curtis, 24. Jarett Andretti.

Lap Leaders: Bryan Clauson 1-30.

Challenge Cup Sprint Cars:

First Heat: 1. 11T-Lonnie Oliver, 2. 99-Matt Lundy, 3. 85-Bobby Marcum, 4. 88-Aaron Jones, 5. 57-Jeremy Johnson, 6. 9-Johnny Shelton, Jr.

Second Heat: 1. 63-Don Keesler, 2. 17-Joe Scheopner, 3. 40-Vince Perez, 4. 18-Dustin Burkhart, 5. 29-Katherine Aragon, 6. 28-Tyler Johnson.

“A” Feature: 1. 85-Bobby Marcum, 2. 18-Dustin Burkhart, 3. 99-Matt Lundy, 4. 17-Joe Scheopner, 5. 40-Vince Perez, 6. 63-Don Keesler, 7. 28-Tyler Johnson, 8. 9-Johnny Shelton, Jr., 9. 29-Katherine Aragon, 10. 11T-Lonnie Oliver, 11. 88-Aaron Jones, 12. 57-Jeremy Johnson.

Micro Sprints:

First Heat: 1. 7-Mason Keefer, 2. 4s-Spencer Hill, 3. 6-Dave Van Ess, 4. 29-Paul Martin, 5. 20s-Dustin Cormany, 6. 94-Cassie Klenkie, 7. 21r-Jonathan Patrick.

Second Heat: 1. 10-Ryan Hennessey, 2. 4-Ryan Walter, 3. 7k-Ian Koons, 4. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 5. 53-Joe Pritts, 6. 9-Marty Morin.

Third Heat: 1. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 2. 2-Dennis Carrier, 3. 50-Cliff Cormany, 4. 42-Kenny Hilton, 5. 41-Colton Hardy, 6. 66-Brandon Sutton.

“A” Feature: 1. 41-Colton Hardy, 2. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 3. 2-Dennis Carrier, 4. 20s-Dustin Cormany, 5. 4s-Spencer Hill, 6. 7-Mason Keefer, 7. 42-Kenny Hilton, 8. 50-Cliff Cormany, 9. 4-Ryan Walter, 10. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 11. 29-Paul Martin, 12. 10-Ryan Hennessey, 13. 6-Dave Van Ess, 14. 9-Marty Morin, 15. 7k-Ian Koons, 16. 53-Joe Pritts, 17. 21r-Jonathan Patrick, 18. 66-Brandon Sutton, 19. 94-Cassie Klenkie.

 

 

Hines Scores USAC Win in Hall of Fame Opener at CSP!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (November 14, 2014) – Something about the Arizona climate seems to suit Tracy Hines, as the 2011 Western World Champ broke a six-month dry spell in USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car competition by wiring the field in Friday night’s 30-lapper that kicked off the 14th Annual Hose Advantage Hall of Fame Classic atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval.

While Hines collected his 47th career USAC National Sprint Car win and first since April 25 at Gas City, Bobby Marcum bested the Challenge Cup Sprint Cars and Dennis Carrier topped the Micro Sprints.

In the USAC Sprint Car main event, Hines gunned into the lead at the outset from his front row outside starting position aboard The Carolina Nut Company No. 4 DRC and never looked back en route to victory lane.

“I really got pretty lucky and caught the yellows and reds when I needed them,” Hines explained in victory lane. “I was a little too tight, I would have been in trouble in traffic.”

After a red flag one lap into the going for a turn four skirmish in which Mike Martin got upside down, Chase Stockon gave chase all the way, pressuring Hines for the point several times over the course of the race.

“Chase and I are pretty close, so I knew that he would race me hard but that he wouldn’t do something stupid like knock a front end down or something,” Hines said.

Hines had little to worry about, as Stockon had his hands full most of the way fending off the advances of USAC/CRA champion-to-be Damion Gardner and Ryan Bernal, whose forays deep into the Canyon cushion finally proved to be too much as he dumped it in turn two on the 23rd lap.

Hines kept his challengers at bay over the final eight-lap run to the checkered flag with Stockon fending off Gardner for runner-up honors.

Robert Ballou and pole starter R.J. Johnson rounded out the top five with Kevin Thomas, Jr., sixth at the line. Brady Bacon moved one step closer to the USAC title by advancing from 12th to seventh to take a 60-point advantage over 12th-place finisher Bryan Clauson into Saturday night’s series season finale.

Chad Boespflug was eighth with C.J. Leary and Justin Grant completing the top ten.

Gardner opened the night by setting a quick time of 13.759 seconds over the 34-car field, with Martin, Jon Stanbrough, Andrew Reinbold and Jerry Coons, Jr., collecting heat race wins before Thomas, Jr., topped the “B” Main.

Bobby Marcum took command at the outset of the Challenge Cup Sprint Car feature and dominated throughout the 20-lapper with Lonnie Oliver holding off Dustin Cormany for runner-up honors over the final rounds.

Dennis Carrier was in control throughout the 20-lap Micro Sprint feature with Colton Hardy battling past Dave Van Ess for second just past the midway point.

The 14th Annual Hose Advantage Hall of Fame Classic featuring the USAC National Sprint Cars along with Challenge Cup Sprint Cars and Micro Sprints concludes with Saturday night’s racing action going green at 7:00 p.m.

Canyon Speedway Park

14th Annual Hose Advantage Hall of Fame Classic

November 14, 2014 Results:

USAC Amsoil National Sprint Cars:

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Damion Gardner, 4x, Alexander-13.759; 2. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-13.855; 3. Chad Boespflug, 5B, Baldwin-13.859; 4. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 73x, Ford-13.866; 5. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-13.870; 6. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-13.900; 7. Ryan Bernal, 73, Ford-13.932; 8. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-13.935; 9. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-13.975; 10. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-14.015; 11. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-14.016; 12. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-14.031; 13. Stevie Sussex, 21AZ, Sussex-14.052; 14. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.068; 15. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-14.073; 16. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-14.091; 17. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-14.123; 18. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-14.164; 19. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-14.173; 20. Jerry Coons, Jr., 04G, Cook-14.245; 21. Payton Pierce, 18P, Pierce-14.280; 22. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-14.291; 23. Andrew Reinbold, 19, Underwood-14.291; 24. Charles Davis, Jr., 50AZ, Massey-14.341; 25. Michael Curtis, 45c, Turner/Wheeler-14.362; 26. Matt Rossi, 02, Rossi-14.416; 27. Josh Hodges, 74x, Hodges-14.423; 28. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-14.448; 29. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-14.468; 30. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-14.570; 31. Chris Windom, 22B, Weber-14.995; 32. Isaac Chapple, 52, Chapple-15.030; 33. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-15.249; 34. Dalten Gabbard, 77, Gabbard-18.351.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Martin, 2. Gardner, 3. Pierce, 4. Stockon, 5. Sussex, 6. Gansen, 7. Curtis, 8. L. Williams, 9. Mitchell.

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Stanbrough, 2. Clauson, 3. Hines, 4. Ballou, 5. Bacon, 6. Grant, 7. Rossi, 8. C. Williams, 9. Gabbard.

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Reinbold, 2. Andretti, 3. Darland, 4. Bernal, 5. Swanson, 6. Boespflug, 7. Hodges, 8. Windom.

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Coons, 2. Davis, 3. Johnson, 4. Leary, 5. Thomas, 6. A. Williams, 7. Spencer.

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Boespflug, 3. A. Williams, 4. Grant, 5. Bacon, 6. Swanson, 7. Mitchell, 8. Rossi, 9. Spencer, 10. Sussex, 11. Hodges, 12. C. Williams, 13. Windom, 14. Curtis, 15. Gansen, 16. L. Williams, 17. Gabbard.

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Tracy Hines, 2. Chase Stockon, 3. Damion Gardner, 4. Robert Ballou, 5. R.J. Johnson, 6. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 7. Brady Bacon, 8. Chad Boespflug, 9. C.J. Leary, 10. Justin Grant, 11. Jerry Coons, Jr., 12. Bryan Clauson, 13. Matt Mitchell, 14. Jake Swanson, 15. Dave Darland, 16. Cody Williams, 17. Jarett Andretti, 18. Jon Stanbrough, 19. Charles Davis, Jr., 20. Austin Williams, 21. Andrew Reinbold, 22. Ryan Bernal, 23. Payton Pierce, 24. Mike Martin.

Lap Leaders: Tracy Hines 1-30.

Challenge Cup Sprint Cars:

First Heat: 1. 18-Dustin Cormany, 2. 21-Rick Greene, 3. 9-Johnny Shelton, Jr., 4. 17-Joe Scheopner, 5. 40-Vince Perez, 6. 29-Katherine Aragon.

Second Heat: 1. 85-Bobby Marcum, 2. 11T-Lonnie Oliver, 3. 63-Don Keesler, 4. 28-Tyler Johnson, 5. 99-Matt Lundy, 6. 57-Jeremy Johnson.

“A” Feature: 1. 85-Bobby Marcum, 2. 11T-Lonnie Oliver, 3. 18-Dustin Cormany, 4. 9-Johnny Shelton, Jr., 5. 99-Matt Lundy, 6. 17-Joe Scheopner, 7. 63-Don Keesler, 8. 40-Vince Perez, 9. 57-Jeremy Johnson, 10. 28-Tyler Johnson, 11. 29-Katherine Aragon, 12. 21-Rick Greene.

Micro Sprints:

First Heat: 1. 94-Cassie Klenkie, 2. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 3. 66-Brandon Sutton, 4. 42-Kenny Hilton, 5. 4-Ryan Walter, 6. 7-Mason Keefer, 7. 55-Greg Pritts.

Second Heat: 1. 2-Dennis Carrier, 2. 41-Colton Hardy, 3. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 4. 29-Paul Martin, 5. 53-Joe Pritts, 6. 101-Jim Branum.

Third Heat: 1. 6-Dave Van Ess, 2. 6az-Gary Winter, 3. 50-Cliff Cormany, 4. 4s-Spencer Hill, 5. 9-Marty Morin, 6. 7k-Ian Koons.

“A” Feature: 1. 2-Dennis Carrier, 2. 41-Colton Hardy, 3. 6-Dave Van Ess, 4. 94-Cassie Klenkie, 5. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 6. 42-Kenny Hilton, 7. 4s-Spencer Hill, 8. 6az-Gary Winter, 9. 7-Mason Keefer, 10. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 11. 4-Ryan Walter, 12. 66-Brandon Sutton, 13. 50-Cliff Cormany, 14. 29-Paul Martin, 15. 9-Marty Morin, 16. 7k-Ian Koons, 17. 55-Greg Pritts, 18. 53-Joe Pritts, 19. 101-Jim Branum.

 

 

Dillon leads the SA charge at the Bridge

With what can only be described as an action packed A Main SA81 Luke Dillon drove to victory ahead of SA71 Sam Putland in 2nd and SA14 Brendan Quinn -3rd.

The field took the green for the A Main and on lap 1, turn 1 SA29 Matt Egel & SA83 Shannon Barry both flipped with cars behind having nowhere to go also becoming involved in the accident. SA44 Daniel Evans, VIC34 Brenten Farrer, SA75 Scott Bogucki, V66 Wayne Logue, VIC83 Chris Solomon, ACT40 Dion Bellman & VIC15 Bill Fraser were all suddenly parked in turn 1. Unfortunately this was the end of the night for Egel, Barry, Logue & Evans. Just before the green in the form up lap SA23 Jack McCarthy had his throttle jam open sending the young rookie infield and to a stop. AUS1 Chad Ely & SA81 Luke Dillon lined up on the front row were clear of the incident behind them at the start and bought the field to a start for the 2nd time. Dillon got the lead with Ely close on his tail but coming out of turn 4 Ely had a moment with the car wheel standing and then spinning but kept going but was then well back in the pack.

With the race shortened to 25 laps because of the time involved in clearing up the turn 1 squirmish the final placing’s went to 1st. SA81 Luke Dillon,2nd. SA71 Sam Putland, 3rd . SA14 Brendan Quinn, 4th . VIC83 Chris Solomon, 5th . SA75 Scott Bogucki, 6th VIC34 Brenten Farrer, 7th AUS1 Chad Ely, 8th ACT15 Harley Bishop, 9th VIC4 Phil Lock, 10th SA43 Shane Hendry, 11th SA18 Jed Bell, 12th ACT8 Shaun Forrell, 13th SA9 Michael Burford, 14th ACT40 Dion Bellman,15th V15 Bill Fraser, 16th V66 Wayne Logue-DNF, 17th SA83 Shannon Barry-DNF,18th SA44 Daniel Evans-DNF, 19th SA29 Matt Egel-DNF, 20th SA23 Jack McCarthy.

Heat winners were SA81 Luke Dillon, SA29 Matt Egel, SA71 Sam Putland, VIC4 Phil Lock, SA9 Michael Burford, SA23 Jack McCarthy.

Dillon also took out the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award with a 11.411 lap. Contingency Awards and more to follow.

 

 

Sam Walsh takes the Sid Hopping Shootout

Official Release: Sprintcar Association of NSW November 9, 2014

Sam Walsh has taken a popular win in the first running of the Sid Hopping Shootout at Valvoline Raceway – honouring the man who built Valvoline Raceway.

Walsh took the lead just past half way in the 30 lap A-Main and was even despite a late race caution, romped home to record the first NSW win of the season. Second to the finish line was South Australian Trevor Green with the Northern Territorian Danny Reidy finishing in third. Reidy has been very consistent to date at Valvoline Raceway, not finishing outside the top 5 in the four A-Mains contested.

Trevor Green managed to outpace pole sitter Toby Bellbowen to lead the opening lap before Marty Perovich made a pass for the lead. Perovich then went on to lead until lap 8 when Green took the lead again.

The race was yellow flagged on lap 16 when Ben Atkinson became stranded in the middle of the back straight, he was out of the race. Troy Little also retired with a flat right rear. Grant Tunks was another driver to exit the race in spectacular fashion after catching fire due to a cracked header.

From there, it was a sprint home that took Walsh to a feature race victory.

Following Green and Reidy was Perovich in fourth and Max Dumesny in fifth Queenslander Andrew Scheuerle, Max Johnston, James Thompson, Jackson Delamont and Matt Dumesny rounded out the top ten.

Earlier in the night, the Network Industry Quicktime Award went to Trevor Green when he stopped the clock at 12.310 seconds.

Heat race wins went to Troy Little, Walsh, Alex Orr and Perovich.

November 8 Notebook:

- 54 cars were in the pits for round 4 of the track championship. - 48 cars were separated by less than a second in time trials. - The A-Main big mover was Danny Reidy who gained 13 positions - The non-qualifier went to Matthew Thomas. - The C-Main went to Kim Becker - The B-Main was won by Jordyn Brazier The next event on the Sprintcar Association of NSW calendar will be Saturday, November 22.

 

 

AHG Sprintcar Series   SUNDAY NOVEMBER 9, 2014

RYAN Farrell hasn’t finished off the podium in the opening three rounds of the AHG Sprintcar Series that have been contested this season.

After winning the Grand Opening Showdown and then being runner up in the Magic Man, both at the Perth Motorplex, Farrell stormed home for a convincing win in the first major meeting of the Quit Bunbury Speedway season on Saturday night.

He started from position three but went on to win the incident-packed 25-lap race from David Priolo, polesitter Jason Kendrick, Jamie Maiolo and Brad Maiolo.

Not only does it reinforce his position at the top of the AHG Series points but also gives him a handy start to the Battery Alltypes Southern Thunder Series that will be contested at the South-West venue over four rounds.

Kendrick got the jump on Farrell at the start of the race but his lead counted for little when the field regrouped after only two laps when 17-year-old Brodie Minchin crashed in pits bend.

Daniel Harding, who started from position seven, was the next casualty after performing a massive wheelstand in turns 1-2 before flipping over.

Daniel Keen soon joined the others on the infield after landing on his top wing in pits bend and just as the field reformed, South Australian Ryan Jones, driving the Ryan Schlam #49, also withdrew from the contest and headed infield.

By the time the field got going again Farrell was trying to get around Kendrick by looking both on the high line and low line and momentarily got to the lead when Scott Reilly and Trent Pigdon spun on the approach to the back straight.

A few laps later it was all over for Jake Beard-Miller who crashed out and for a while it looked like the race was never going to end.

Once it resumed it was Farrell who shot away to a handy buffer with Kendrick not able to match the speed of the lead machine.

With about eight laps remaining Kendrick baulked in lapped traffic, Priolo saw the opportunity and pounced to claim second.

It was a mixed night for Cameron Gessner who claimed the Vortex Wings front wing after setting the quickest time in qualifying, but then he struggled in the heats and the team changed an engine.

He started from P13 in the main event and pushed hard to finish sixth in a sensational drive.

Shaun Bradford, who started from P4 and looked fast early on, slipped back to seventh.

Callum Williamson also made up some valuable ground in the feature race, converting a P19 start into an eighth place finish.

Kye Scroop looked solid at the business end of the night and made the Top 8 Dash dash to start from P6 but struggled to be ninth, with Kris Coyle starting and finishing 10th.

Heat 1: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Ryan Farrell, 3rd David Priolo, 4th Scott Reilly, 5th Trent Pigdon, 6th Daniel Keen, 7th Kris Coyle, 8th Callum Williamson, 9th Jason Pryde, 10th Jake Beard-Miller, 11th Brodie Minchin. DNF: Daryl Clayden.

Heat 2: 1st Jamie Maiolo, 2nd Shaun Bradford, 3rd Kye Scroop, 4th Daniel Harding, 5th Camergon Gessner, 6th Ryan Lancaster, 7th Brad Maiolo, 8th Lee Nash, 9th Ryan Jones, 10th Darren Mewett, 11th Jamie Buszan. DNS: Mark Wells.

Heat 3: 1st Ryan Jones, 2nd Jake Beard-Miller, 3rd Brad Maiolo, 4th Ryan Farrell, 5th Kye Scroop, 6th Jason Pryde, 7th Daniel Harding, 8th Callum Williamson, 9th Daniel Keen, 10th Trent Pigdon, 11th Cameron Gessner.

Heat 4: 1st David Priolo, 2nd Kris Coyle, 3rd Shaun Bradford, 4th Jason Kendrick, 5th Lee Nash, 6th Scott Reilly, 7th Jamie Maiolo, 8th Ryan Lancaster, 9th Darren Mewett, 10th Brodie Minchin. DNF: Jamie Buszan.

Feature: 1st Ryan Farrell, 2nd David Priolo, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Jamie Maiolo, 5th Brad Maiolo, 6th Cameron Gessner, 7th Shaun Bradford, 8th Callum Williamson 9th Kye Scroop, 10th Kris Coyle, 11th Lee Nash, 12th Scott Reilly, 13th Ryan Lancaster, 14th Jason Pryde. DNF: Darren Mewett, Jamie Buszan, Trent Pigdon, Jake Beard-Miller, Daniel Harding, Daniel Keen, Ryan Jones, Brodie Minchin.

 

 

Pittman, Lanigan, Saldana and Owens Fastest in Thursday Night Qualifying for Bad Boy Buggies World Finals

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Daryn Pittman and Darrell Lanigan had the fastest times in Thursday night's qualifying for Friday's Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals races, while Joey Saldana and Jimmy Owens topped the speed charts for Saturday night's racing action at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

The prestigious World Finals brings together dirt racing's three premier divisions, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds, for three nights of on-track dirt-slinging action that crowns each series' respective champions.

Pittman led the 56-car field in the first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series session of the weekend with a lap of 12.579 seconds, setting the field for Friday's racing action. Stevie Smith set the second fastest time, followed by Danny Lasoski, Paul McMahan and Greg Hodnett.

In the second World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series time trial session for Saturday's action, Saldana had the fast time of 13.118 seconds. Brian Brown was second fastest, followed by McMahan, Stevie Smith and Kerry Madsen.

Lanigan led the 75-car field in the first World of Outlaws Late Model Series session with a 15.376-second lap, setting the starting field for Friday night's race. Owens was the second-fastest, followed by Tim McCreadie, Scott Bloomquist and Chris Madden.

In the second World of Outlaws Late Model Series time trial session for Saturday's racing, Owens topped the charts with a lap of 15.684 seconds. Jason Feger was second fastest, Madden in third, with McCreadie and Billy Moyer Jr. rounding out the top five.

The first round of Big-Block Modified heat races set the field for Friday's A-Feature as Jimmy Phelps, Billy Pauch, Matt Sheppard, Justin Haers and Brett Hearn each scored a win.

In the second round of Big-Block Modified heat races, which set the lineup for Saturday's A-Feature, Pauch was a repeat winner, while Danny Johnson, Tyler Dippel, Billy Decker and Ryan Godown also scored victories.

Stewart Friesen and Billy Decker posted the fastest times in the two qualifying sessions.

Full racing programs are on tap for all three divisions Friday and Saturday with each night highlighted by $12,000-to-win main events for both the sprint cars and late models and $8,000-to-win main events for the Big-Block Modifieds. Gates open at 3 p.m. each day with opening ceremonies at 4:45 p.m.

Reserved seats for Friday or Saturday are just $49 for adults and $15 for kids 13 and under. Tickets are going fast and fans are encouraged to purchase in advance. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or go online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

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Unofficial Results:

World of Outlaws Late Models

First Qualifying Session

Group A: 1. Tim McCreadie, 15.470 seconds; 2. Scott Bloomquist, 15.502; 3. Jonathon Davenport, 15.639; 4. Rick Eckert, 15.670; 5. Don O'Neal, 15.692; 6. Billy Moyer, 15.697; 7. Dennis Erb Jr., 15.716; 8. Steve Francis, 15.717; 9. Eric Wells, 15.772; 10. Donald McIntosh, 15.840; 11. Bobby Pierce, 15.861; 12. Chris Ferguson, 15.893; 13. John Blankenship, 15.912; 14. Casey Roberts, 15.940; 15. Duane Chamberlain, 15.992; 16. Greg Satterlee, 15.998; 17. Billy Moyer Jr., 16.049; 18. Chub Frank, 16.033; 19. Morgan Bagley, 16.078; 20. Walker Arthur, 16.163; 21. Vic Hill, 16.182; 22. John Garvin, 16.273; 23. Ryan Gustin, 16.366; 24. D.J. Troutman, 16.371; 25. Kyle Hardy, 16.391; 26. Kenny Collins, 16.413; 27. Tim Fuller, 16.437; 28. Robbie Stewart, 16.451; 29. J.T. Spence, 16.480; 30. Andrew Reaume, 16.562; 31. Jim Yoder, 16.717; 32. Cody Mahoney, 16.788; 33. Chuck Harper, 16.825; 34. Bob Gordon, 17.301; 35. Jason Covert, 17.564; 36 Brian Ledbetter, 17.628, 37. Jim O'Hara, 17.712.

Group B: 1. Darrell Lanigan, 15.376; 2. Jimmy Owens, 15.453; 3. Chris Madden, 15.568; 4. Jason Feger, 15.609; 5. James Rice, 15.743; 6. Mason Zeigler, 15.750; 7. Dale McDowell, 15.789; 8. Donny Schatz, 15.799; 9. Dennis Franklin, 15.848; 10. Frank Heckenast Jr., 15.907; 11. Shane Clanton, 15.932; 12. Eric Jacobsen, 15.998; 13. Boom Briggs, 16.001; 14. Josh Richards, 16.005; 15. Dan Stone, 16.035; 16. Chase Junghans, 16.035; 17. Bub McCool, 16.065; 18. Jared Landers, 16.071; 19. Austin Hubbard, 16.102; 20. Anthony Burroughs, 16.114; 21. Clint Smith, 16.125; 22. Jeff Rine, 16.186; 23. Kerry King Jr., 16.193; 24. Dale Hollidge, 16.2807; 25. Ray Cook, 16.215; 26. Ricky Thorton Jr., 16.244; 27. Matt Parks, 16.289; 28. Dustin Mitchell, 16.366; 29. G.R. Smith, 16.368; 30. Chad Hollenbeck, 16.429; 31. Russell Erwin Jr., 16.487; 32. Kyle Bronson, 16.563; 33. Mike Ahobelli Jr., 16.699; 34. Charlie Sandercock, 16.829; 35. Nick Davis, 17.083; 36. Greg Roberson, 17.271.

Did Not Qualify: Brandon Overton.

Second Qualifying Session

Group A: 1. Jimmy Owens, 15.684 seconds; 2. Jason Feger, 15.693; 3. Dale McDowell, 15.872; 4. James Rice, 15.877; 5. Jonathon Davenport, 15.901; 6. Scott Bloomquist, 15.924; 7. Billy Moyer, 15.944; 8. Austin Hubbard, 15.956; 9. Jared Landers, 16.053; 10. Eric Jacobsen, 16.137; 11. Donny Schatz, 16.178; 12. Vic Hill, 16.187; 13. G.R. Smith, 16.195; 14. Morgan Bagley, 16.232; 15. Eric Wells, 16.273; 16. Russell Erwin Jr., 16.311; 17. Matt Parks, 16.339; 18. Duane Chamberlain, 16.345; 19. Chub Frank, 16.355; 20. Frank Heckenast Jr., 16.364; 21. Dan Stone, 16.401; 22. Anthony Burrough, 16.443; 23. J.T. Spence, 16.461; 24. Dale Hollidge, 16.479; 25. Greg Satterlee, 16.497; 26. Jeff Rine, 16.535; 27. Robbie Stuart, 16.597; 28. Dustin Mitchell, 16.651; 29. Kerry King Jr., 16.666; 30. Cody Mahoney, 16.802; 31. Kenny Collins, 16.851; 32. Nick Davis, 16.888; 33. Charlie Sandercock, 16.981; 34. Mike Ahobelli Jr., 17.034; 35. Jason Covert, 17.287; Don Gordon, 17.492; 37. Bob Gordon, 18.000.

Disqualified: Kyle Hardy

Group B: 1. Chris Madden, 15.732; 2. Tim McCreadie, 15.771; 3. Billy Moyer Jr., 15.810; 4. Darrell Lanigan, 15.824; 5. Rick Eckert, 15.842; 6. Chase Junghans, 15.899; 7. Steve Francis, 15.919; 8. Don O'Neal, 15.970; 9. Shane Clanton, 15.972; 10. Mason Zeigler, 16.010; 11. Donald McIntosh, 16.038; 12. Ryan Gustin, 16.040; 13. Bobby Pierce, 16.054; 14. Josh Richards, 16.056; 15. John Blankenship, 16.072; 16. Casey Roberts, 16.128; 17. Clint Smith, 16.134; 18. Dennis Franklin, 16.136; 19. Dennis Erb Jr., 16.140; 20. Ricky Thorton Jr., 16.148; 21. Bub McCool, 16.153; 22. Ray Cook, 16.263; 23. Boob Briggs, 16.303; 24. Andrew Reaume, 16.397; 25. Kyle Bronson, 16.454; 26. Jim Yoder, 16.461; 27. Chris Ferguson, 16.491 28. Walker Arthur, 16.512; 29. D.J. Troutman, 16.824; 30. Chuck Harper, 16.826; 31. John Garvin, 16.864; 32. Greg Roberson, 16.873; 33. Chad Hollenbeck, 17.051; 34. Brian Ledbetter, 17.512; 35. Jim O'Hara, 17.985.

Did Not Start: Brandon Overton, Tim Fuller.

Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds

First Qualifying Session

Stewart Friesen, 15.708; 2. Brett Hearn, 15.775; 3. Billy Decker, 15.815; 4. Justin Haers, 15.877; 5. Tim McCreadie, 15.966; 6. Pat Ward, 16.017; 7. Rich Scagliotta, 16.042; 8. Danny Johnson, 16.052; 9. Billy Pauch, 16.100; 10. Brian Swartzlander, 16.142; 11. Rick Laubach, 16.147; 12. Chris Hile, 16.168; 13. Kenny Tremont Jr., 16.169; 14. Casey Terrance, 16.177; 15. Matt Sheppard, 16.180; 16. Erick Rudolph, 16.285; 17. Rob Bellinger, 16.299, 18. Peter Britten, 16.406; 19. Duane Howard, 16.437; 20. Gary Tomkins, 16.453; 21. Bob Sarkisian, 16.463; 22. Mat Williamson, 16.471; 23. Jimmy Phelps, 16.484; 24. Tim Kerr, 16.515; 25. Matt Billings, 16.521; 26. Tyler Siri, 16.600; 27. Keith Flach, 16.602; 28. Michel Chicoine, 16.602; 29. Dave Rauscher. 16.622; 30. Joe August Jr., 16.646; 31. Neal Williams, 16.660; 32. John McClelland, 16.683; 33. Matt DeLorenzo, 16.747; 34. H.J. Bunting, 16.816; 35. Doug Manmiller, 16.854, 36. Roger Chrysler, 16.873, 37. Tyler Dippel, 17.041, 38. Yan Bussiere, 17.084, 39. Randy Chrysler, 17.131; 40. Larry Wright, 17.173; 41. Ryan Godown, 17.187; 42. Billy VanInwegen, 17.201; 43. Michael Maresca, 17.352; 44. Brian Gleason, 17.416; 45. Tim Currier, 17.540; 46. Adam Roberts, 17.707; 47. Jeremiah Shingledecker, 17.756; 48. Daniel Johnson, 17.862; 49. C.G. Morey, 19.554.

Second Qualifying Session

Billy Decker, 15.770; 2. Stewart Friesen, 15.829; 3. Duane Howard, 15.089; 4. Billy Pauch, 15.902; 5. Danny Johnson, 15.911; 6. Brett Hearn, 15.921; 7. Justin Haers, 15.939; 8. Tyler Dippel, 15.979; 9. Keith Flach, 16.024; 10. Tim McCradle, 16.056; 11. Pat Ward, 16.083; 12. Tyler Siri, 16.130; 13. KRick Laubach, 16.141; 14. Matt Sheppard, 16.143; 15. Ryan Godown, 16.159; 16. Cary Terrance, 16.167; 17. Matt Billings, 16.178, 18. Larry Wright, 16.207; 19. Brian Swartzlander, 16.211; 20. Erick Rudolph, 16.226; 21. Adam Roberts, 16.265; 22. Jimmy Phelps, 16.268; 23. Neal Williams, 16.299; 24. Mat Williamson, 16.328; 25. Peter Britten, 16.328; 26. Chris Hile 16.330; 27. Dave Rauscher, 16.345; 28. Kenny Tremont Jr., 16.354; 29. Matt DeLorenzo, 16.380; 30. Rich Scagliatto, 16.386; 31. Rob Bellinger, 16.403; 32. Doug Manmiller, 16.464; 33. Brian Gleason, 16.505; 34. Joe August Jr., 16.514; 35. Tim Kerr, 16.516, 36. Billy VanInwegen, 16.520, 37. Tim Currier, 16.523, 38. Gary Tomkins, 16.526, 39. H.J. Bunting, 16.569; 40. Michael Maresca, 16.591; 41. Michel Chicoine, 16.680; 42. C.G. Morey, 16.700; 43. Jeremiah Shingledecker, 16.719; 44. Yan Bussiere, 16.820; 45. Daniel Johnson, 16.830; 46. Roger Chrysler, 16.852; 47. Bob Sarkisian, 16.877; 48. Randy Chrysler, ---.

First Session Heats

First Heat (8 laps): 1. Jimmy Phelps; 2. Tyler Dippel; 3. Ryan Godown; 4. Matt DeLorenzo; 5. Adam Roberts; 6. Billy VanInwegen; 7. Brian Gleason; 8. Randy Chrysler; 9. Tim Currier; 10. Jeremiah Shingledecker.

Second Heat (8 laps): 1. Billy Pauch; 2. Matt Billings; 3. Carey Terrance; 4. Larry Wright; 5. Tyler Siri 6. H.J. Bunting; 7. C.G. Morey; 8. Daniel Johnson; 9. Yan Bussiere; Mike Maresca.

Third Heat (8 laps): 1. Matt Sheppard; 2. Erick Rudolph; 3. Duane Howard; 4. Petter Britten; 5. Doug Manmiller; 6. Gary Tomkins; 7. Mat Williamson; 8. Keith Flach; 9. Dave Rauscher. Did not start: Tim Kerr.

Fourth Heat (8 laps): 1. Justin Haers; 2. Stewart Friesen; 3. Danny Johnson; 4. Pat Ward; 5. Rick Laubach; 6. Neal Williams; 7. Rob Bellinger; 8. Michael Chicoine; 9. Joe August Jr.; 10. Roger Chrysler.

Fifth Heat (8 laps): 1. Brett Hearn; 2. Billy Decker; 3. Tim McCreadie; 4. Kenny Tremont Jr.; 5. Brian Swartzlander; 6. Chris Hile; 7. Rich Scagliotta; 8. John McClellan; 9. Bob Sarkisian.

Second Session Heats

First Heat (8 laps): 1. Danny Johnson; 2. Tim McCreadie; 3. Keith Flach; 4. Cary Terrance; 5. Matt DeLorenzo; 6. Pat Ward; 7. Gary Tomkins; 8. Daniel Johnson; 9. Jimmy Phelps; 10. Rich Scagliatto.

Second Heat (8 laps): 1. Tyler Dippel; 2. Duane Howard; 3. Neal Williams; 4. Mat Williamson; 5. Brian Swartzlander; 6. Chris Hile.; 7. Rob Bellinger; 8. Michael Moresca; 9. Jeremiah Shingledecker; 10. C.G. Morey.

Third Heat (8 laps): 1. Billy Pauch; 2. Brett Hearn; 3. Justin Haers; 4. Kenny Tremont Jr.; 5. Peter Britten; 6. Brian Gleason; 7. Yan Bussiere; 8. Adam Roberts; 9. Joe August Jr.; 10. Tim Kerr.

Fourth Heat (8 laps): 1.Billy Decker; 2. Stewart Friesen; 3. Rick Laubach; 4. Matt Sheppard; 5. Tyler Siri; 6. Dave Rauscher; 7. Randy Chrysler; 8. Bob Sarkisian; 9H.J. Bunting; 10. Tim Currier.

Fifth Heat (8 laps): 1. Ryan Godown; 2. Eric Rudolph; 3. Larry Wright; 4. Matt Billings; 5. Doug Manmiller; 6. Billy VanInwegen; 7. John McClelland; 8. Michel Chicoine; 9. Roger Chrysler.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars

First Qualifying Session

Daryn Pittman, 12.579; 2. Stevie Smith, 12.579; 3. Danny Lasoski,12.591; 4. Paul McMahan, 12.620; 5. Gred Hodnett, 12.627; 6. Craig Dollansky, 12.634; 7. Brad Sweet, 12.671; 8. Donny Schatz, 12.671; 9. Brent Marks, 12.674; 10. Jason Sides, 12.689; 11. Logan Schuchart, 12.719; 12. Joey Saldana, 12.729; 13. Brock Zearfoss, 12.742; 14. Ryan Smith, 12.764; 15. Rico Abreu, 12.767; 16. Terry McCarl, 12.797; 17. Kraig Kinser, 12.802; 18. Kody Swanson, 12.807; 19. Bill Balog, 12.816; 20. Dave Blaney, 12.818; 21. Caleb Helms, 12.819; 22. Jessica Zemken, 12.874; 23. Lynton Jeffrey, 12.894; 24. Wayne Johnson, 12.911; 25. Randy Hannagan, 12.917; 26. Tim Shaffer, 12.942; 27. Steve Kinser, 12.946; 28. Kerry Madsen, 12.949; 29. Lance Dewease, 12.949; 30. Dale Blaney, 12.956; 31. Ian Madsen, 12.979; 32. Paige Polyak, 12.983; 33. Brian Brown, 12.987; 34. Ryan Bohlke, 12.988 35. Greg Wilson, 13.005; 36. Chad Kemenah, 13.054; 37. Cody Darrah, 13.136; 38. Cole Duncan, 13.166; 39. Tyler Courtney, 13.174; 40. Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.208; 41. Ed Lynch Jr.,13.229; 42. Danny Smith, 13.265; 43. Bradley Howard, 13.275; 44. David Gravel, 13.283; 45. Danny Holtgraver, 13.303; 46. Jacob Allen, 13.336; 47. Shane Stewart, 13.390; 48. Justin Barger, 13.406; 49. Logan Wagner, 13.426; 50. Chris Meyers, 13.445; 51. Paul Nienhiser, 13.538; 52. Jas Haudenschild, 13.586; 53. Troy Fraker, 13.666; 54. Eric Riggins Jr., 13.713; 55. Kory Crabtree, 13.903; 56. Wayne Dadetto, 13.910.

Second Qualifying Session

Joey Saldana, 13.118; 2. Brian Brown, 13.256; 3. Paul McMahan, 13.293; 4. Stevie Smith, 13.293; 5. Kerry Madsen, 13.303; 6. Daryn Pittman, 13.330; 7. Rico Abreu, 13.336; 8. Kody Swanson, 13.375; 9. Brad Sweet, 13.391; 10. Danny Lasoski, 13.392; 11. Lance Dewease, 13.426; 12. Brock Zearfoss, 13.440; 13. Dale Blaney, 13.466; 14. Steve Kinser, 13.478; 15. Brent Marks, 13.498; 16. Tim Shaffer, 13.514; 17. Dave Blaney, 13.524; 18. Craig Dallonsky, 13.527; 19. Jason Sides, 13.528; 20. Donny Schatz, 13.531; 21. Greg Hodnett, 13.531; 22. Kraig Kinser, 13.544; 23. Shane Stewart, 13.554; 24. Lyton Jeffrey, 13.559; 25. Cody Darrah, 13.569; 26. David Gravel, 13.583; 27. Bill Balog, 13.600; 28. Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.620; 29. Greg Wilson, 13.622; 30. Terry McCarl, 13.628; 31. Caleb Helms, 13.654; 32. Randy Hannagan, 13.652; 33. Logan Schuchart, 13.660; 34. Wayne Johnson, 13.662; 35. Danny Holtgraver, 13.681; 36. Ed Lynch Jr., 13.686; 37. Cole Duncan, 13.694; 38. Jac Haudenschild, 13.719; 39. Ryan Bohlke, 13.745; 40. Paul Neihhiser, 13.768; 41. Ian Madsen, 13.821; 42. Logan Wagner, 13.822; 43. Justin Barger, 13.827; 44. Ryan Smith, 13.847; 45. Chad Kemenah, 13.885; 46. Jessica Zemken, 13.978; 47. Tyler Courtney, 13.982; 48. Jacob Allen, 13.991; 49. Danny Smith, 14.008; 50. Paige Polyack, 14.090; 51. Kory Crabtree, 14.405; 52. Chris Myers, 14.424; 53. Wayne Dadetto, 14.453; 54. Bradley Howard, 14.750; 55. Eric Riggins Jr., 15.936; 56. Troy Fraker, 16.918. - See more at: http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/media/news/pittman-lanigan-saldana-owens-fastest-thursday-night-qualifying-for-bad-boy-buggies-world-finals.html#sthash.KXC1PFM2.dpuf

 

 

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2014

SHAUN Bradford, Ryan Farrell and Trent Pigdon were the top three in an incident-packed round two of the AHG Sprintcar Series at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

This is what they had to say after the meeting…

1ST: SHAUN BRADFORD (started from P4)

“Yeah thanks, I would just like to thank all the sponsors, Carahual, Scardifields Smash Repairs, GKR Transport, Valvoline, M&L Meats…all the guys who helped us out, the crew, my girlfriend, and mum and family and everyone that has come down to watch.

It took a long time, but thanks to all the fans for sticking around even through that blackout, well done to the other boys for putting up with such a long race and still being able to get around even though a lot of cars were getting wrecked out there.”

2nd: RYAN FARRELL (started P3)

“Full credit to Shaun, he deserved that win and did a really good job.

I couldn’t hang on in the end I got too tired and fell out of the seat and couldn’t keep going.

I was better this week (race fitness), hopefully next week I will be better again but you can’t win these races doing that and didn’t deserve the win tonight.”

3rd: TRENT PIGDON (started P2)

“I was a bit rusty there, I think it took me about the last 10 laps to get my shit together but it ended up being alright in the end. We got a bit lucky there.

I just got Mick Armstrong helping me and the boys.

As everyone knows we weren’t meant to be racing this year but we got the bug and all the boys chipped in and we ended up getting a car together and getting out here.

Thanks obviously mum and dad and all my sponsors and Scardifields Smash Repairs…he was really good and painted some cars at late notice so I would like to thank Frank from Scardifields Smash Repairs, that was very good.”

**

ORIGINALLY Jamie Maiolo was disqualified from the placings in the final by ignoring stewards directions on one of the restarts. A review at the end of the meeting saw that decision overturned and he was given back his original finishing position. Because of power issues at the track on the night we need to hear from track officials as to what that final position was.

**

IT was a good night for Bradford, not only did he win the feature race but he also claimed the Vortex Wings new front wing at the start of the show for being the quickest qualifier.

Bradford stopped the clocks in 14.819 seconds with a best speed of 121.466km/h.

It is interesting to note that in the feature race he circulated in 13.159 seconds for 136.789km/h but the quickest in the final was Ryan Farrell who did a 12.906 second lap at 139.470km/h.

Ryan Lancaster, who claimed ninth in the feature, was this week’s winner of the Hoosier right rear tyre draw.

**

ROUND 3 of the AHG Sprintcar Series will be held at Quit Bunbury Speedway next Saturday night that will also double as round one of the Battery Alltypes Southern Thunder Series.

 

 

Daum takes Springfield finale; Parkinson crowned WAR champion

Springfield, MO(October 25, 2014)-Zach Daum outran Aric Gentry and P.J. Grimes to take the WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps season finale on Saturday at Springfield Raceway. Taylor Walton and Tim Kent rounded out the top five. Chris Parkinson was crowned the 2014 WAR Series champion. Series director Andy Korte would like to thank all of the competitors and fans for a fantastic third season with the WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps. “We have had an unbelievable season with tons of tough competition and huge car counts. Throughout the course of the season, we have had eighty-two different drivers compete with WAR. We have several exciting things happening for WAR in 2015, so please stay tuned!” Please go to warsprints.com or join the WAR Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/122872191163959/652477644870075/?notif_t=like to learn more about the WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps.

WAR Results from Springfield Raceway October 25, 2014 22 cars

1st Heat- 1. 9X-Casey Tribble, Lone Jack, MO (1); 2. 09-Josh Stephens, Buckner, MO (2); 3. 94T-Tim Kent, Bristow, OK (5); 4. 8X-Tyler Blank, California, MO (8); 5. 24V-Craig Carroll, Verdigris, OK (3); 6. 12-John Helm, Kearney, MO (4); 7. 20-Steve Thomas, Ludlow, IL (6); 8. 77-Zach Daum, Pocohontas, IL (7)

2nd Heat- 1. 10G-Aric Gentry, Robards, KY (7); 2. 99-Andrew Turley, Sedalia, MO (3); 3. 34-Corey Nelson, Eugene, MO (5); 4. 24T-Kevin Risley, Collinsville, OK (3); 5. 31L-Buddy Lowther, Cincinnati, OH (2); 6. 27X-Danny Thoman, Lexington, MO (6); 7. 35-Clark Robertson, Shelbyville, IL (1)

3rd Heat- 1. 1. 93-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg, MO (3); 2. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (1); 3. 00-P.J. Grimes, Otterville, MO (6); 4. 31-Casey Willis, Sperry, OK (5); 5. 27-Bob Thoman, Higginsville, MO (4); 6. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO (7); 7. 10-Will Register, Sedalia, MO (2)

A-Main-20 laps 1. 77-Daum (1); 2. 10G-Gentry (3); 3. 00-Grimes (2); 4. 93-Walton (9); 5. 94T-Kent (4); 6. 27X-D. Thoman (7); 7. 8-Wingate (6); 8. 34-Nelson (5); 9. 31-Willis (8); 10. 24T-Risley (12); 11. 12-Helm (17); 12. 8X-Blank (20); 13. 27-B. Thoman (16); 14. 09-Stephens (13); 15. 9X-Tribble (14); 16. 31L-Lowther (19); 17. 20-Thomas (10); 18. 99-Turley (11); 19. 10-Register (21); 20. 24V-Carroll (17); 21. 35-Robertson (22); 22. 65-Parkinson (18)

 

 

Christopher Bell Banks $15K with Short Track Nationals Score!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 25, 2014) – After a pair of runner-up finishes in the previous two editions of the event, Christopher Bell broke through for the biggest win of his young career by pocketing the $15,000 winner’s share in the 40-lap finale of I-30 Speedway’s 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

Racing from the fifth starting position, the 19-year-old from Norman, OK, slid past West Memphis shoe A.G. Rains for the lead on a mid-race restart and went on to become the event’s 17th different winner and the first winner from Oklahoma since Wayne Johnson took STN honors in 1997.

“I didn’t think we had a chance, we were bad in hot laps,” Bell commented afterward. “The guys changed everything though and it was money after that, it was great.”

While Bell started the $84,175 feature event inside the third row after topping Friday night’s preliminary feature, Dash winner Brian Brown bolted into the lead from the pole position at the outset with fellow front row starter Rains, Aaron Reutzel, Matt Covington and Bell in tow in the early rounds.

Brown slipped away from the field, opening up nearly a straightaway advantage by the time Bell made his way past Covington for fourth on the tenth circuit. Four laps later, Brown’s advantage was erased when sixth-runner Dalton Davis got upside down in turn three.

Vying to improve upon a career-best STN finish of second in 2006 after winning Thursday’s preliminary, Grain Valley, Missouri’s Brown biked it getting into turn one on the lap 15 restart and promptly fell back to fourth behind Rains, Reutzel and Bell.

Reutzel and Bell raced back and forth for second behind Rains over the next several laps with Bell taking command of the position by the time the caution flew after 19 laps for a turn three spin by Joe Wood, Jr.

On Rains’ tailtank on the restart, Bell wasted no time pouncing on the lead with a slide job in turns one and two to take command aboard Brandon Berryman’s Moss-powered All Pro Auto Reconditioning No. 31b JR-1.

“I got to Rains and he was running up top where I’d been the whole time,” Bell said. “I went low to get by and it felt good.”

Once out front, Bell was virtually unchallenged despite a pair of cautions for turn three spins by Ray Allen Kulhanek after 22 laps and then Tony Bruce, Jr., after 29 laps.

Reutzel battled past Rains for second after the Kulhanek spin and had a shot at Bell on the lap 29 restart but was unable to take advantage, instead left to battle a resurgent Brown for the runner-up position.

The duo traded the position several times before Brown missed the turn four cushion, allowing Reutzel of Clute, TX, to sail on to the $10,000 runner-up payday aboard the Wells-powered BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X.

Brown settled for a third career STN podium finish by bringing the FVP/Casey’s General Stores No. 21 Maxim across the stripe third with Oklahoma City native Wayne Johnson rallying from 12th to claim the fourth position in his No. 77x entry.

Only tenth at the midway point and then eighth on the final restart with 11 laps to go, Memphis-area racer Kevin Swindell marched forward over the final rounds aboard Donnie Cooper’s No. 01 machine to round out the top five.

Washington native Gary Taylor raced from tenth to fifth aboard the John James No. 4J in the initial 18 laps before settling for sixth with South Dakota’s Dusty Zomer climbing from “B” Main action to charge from 19th to seventh in the Buffalo Wild Wings No. 82.

After utilizing the STN Open provisional to start the main event, Posse rep Stevie Smith rallied from 22nd to eighth aboard Shawn Petersen’s No. 4 entry with Rains and Covington completing the top ten.

Taylor and Zomer were among a group of seven drivers to race their way into a first career STN championship feature event along with Jerod Roller (11th), Alex Sewell (13th), A.J. Bruns (15th), Shawn Dancer (18th) and Dalton Davis (20th).

While seven drivers made their first STN championship feature start, at the other end of the spectrum it was past winners Wayne Johnson and Terry Gray (21st) making the cut for the 15th and 16th times, respectively.

With a revised Saturday night format introduced to the capacity crowd, the eight Saturday Night STN Showdowns that awarded double passing points that were added to qualifying night points were won by Morgan Turpen, Howard Moore, Marshall Skinner, Brandon Hanks, Glenn Styres, Johnny Herrera, Tony Bruce, Jr., and Kevin Swindell.

Eric Lutz, Claud Estes and Derek Hagar topped the 10-lap “C” Mains with Bruns, Herrera and Roller victorious in the 12-lap “B” Mains.

None of the STN rookie contenders made the feature cut with California’s Shane Golobic the top finishing rookie with an eighth-place run in “B” Main action to edge Morgan Turpen, who finished ninth in the same “B” Main.

A total of 73 different drivers from 18 states as well as the Canadian province of Ontario competed in the 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires with in excess of $100,000 in purse money doled out over the weekend.

27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires Saturday Results:

Saturday Night STN Showdowns (Double Passing/Finishing Points in Effect; Top 8 in combined points from qualifying night and showdowns to “A” Main positions 7-14, next 24 to 3 “B” Mains with balance to 3 “C” Mains):

STN Showdown #1 (10 Laps): 1. 10m-Morgan Turpen, 2. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 3. X-Charlie Louden, 4. 9jr-Derek Hagar, 5. 4-Stevie Smith, 6. 12w-Dale Wester, 7. 23m-Lance Moss, 8. 43-Matthew Bauldwin.

STN Showdown #2 (10 Laps): 1. 40-Howard Moore, 2. 99h-Jerrod Hull, 3. 00-Dane Lorenc, 4. 1m-Sean McClelland, 5. 19-Klint Angelette, 6. 21bx-Brandon Hinkle, 7. 5-Eric Lutz. DNS: 13-Taylor Tidmore.

STN Showdown #3 (10 Laps): 1. 26-Marshall Skinner, 2. 17T-Channin Tankersley, 3. 16-Anthony Nicholson, 4. 88-Tim Crawley, 5. 23-Seth Bergman, 6. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 7. 14m-Jordon Mallett, 8. 33z-Zach Chappell.

STN Showdown #4 (10 Laps): 1. 3h-Brandon Hanks, 2. 4J-Gary Taylor, 3. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth, 4. 77x-Wayne Johnson, 5. 199-Ryan Bowers, 6. 38-Rick Pringle, 7. 21-Kevin Hinkle. DNS: 52-Blake Hahn.

STN Showdown #5 (10 Laps): 1. 0-Glen Styres, 2. 82z-Dusty Zomer, 3. 8-Alex Sewell, 4. 51b-Joe B. Miller, 5. 7m-Chance Morton, 6. 87b-Jason Barney, 7. 17-Josh Baughman, 8. 15J-Jeremy Middleton.

STN Showdown #6 (10 Laps): 1. 45x-Johnny Herrera, 2. 5r-Jerod Roller, 3. 10g-Terry Gray, 4. 44-A.J. Bruns, 5. 17w-Harli White, 6. 9$-Kyle Clark, 7. 17b-Ryan Bickett.

STN Showdown #7 (10 Laps): 1. 18-Tony Bruce, Jr., 2. 49-Shawn Dancer, 3. 74e-Claud Estes, 4. 10b-Mitch Brown, 5. 03-Joe Wood, Jr., 6. 58-Gary Floyd, 7. 8m-Kade Morton.

STN Showdown #8 (10 Laps): 1. 01-Kevin Swindell, 2. 41-Jason Johnson, 3. 17-Cody Gardner, 4. 93-Dustin Morgan, 5. 14z-Zach Pringle, 6. 91-Shane Golobic. DNS: 28-Jason Keith.

“C” Mains (Top 4 Advance to Corresponding “B” Main):

First “C” Main (10 Laps): 1. 5-Eric Lutz, 2. 51b-Joe B. Miller, 3. 17w-Harli White, 4. 93-Dustin Morgan, 5. 10b-Mitch Brown, 6. 12w-Dale Wester, 7. 19-Klint Angelette, 8. 14m-Jordon Mallett, 9. 33z-Zach Chappell, 10. 21bx-Brandon Hinkle.

Second “C” Main (10 Laps): 1. 74e-Claud Estes, 2. 40-Howard Moore, 3. 16-Anthony Nicholson, 4. 4-Stevie Smith, 5. 23m-Lance Moss, 6. 13-Taylor Tidmore, 7. 43-Matthew Bauldwin, 8. 58-Gary Floyd, 9. 15J-Jeremy Middleton. DNS: 28-Jason Keith.

Third “C” Main (10 Laps): 1. 9jr-Derek Hagar, 2. 7m-Chance Morton, 3. 38-Rick Pringle, 4. 00-Dane Lorenc, 5. 9$-Kyle Clark, 6. 17b-Ryan Bickett, 7. 8m-Kade Morton, 8. 21-Kevin Hinkle. DNS: 52-Blake Hahn.

“B” Mains (Top 2 from each Advance to “A” Main):

First “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 44-A.J. Bruns, 2. 03-Joe Wood, Jr., 3. 17g-Cody Gardner, 4. 41-Jason Johnson, 5. 99h-Jerrod Hull, 6. 93-Dustin Morgan, 7. 23-Seth Bergman, 8. 5-Eric Lutz, 9. 17w-Harli White, 10. 51b-Joe B. Miller, 11. 199-Ryan Bowers, 12. 26-Marshall Skinner.

Second “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 45x-Johnny Herrera, 2. 82z-Dusty Zomer, 3. 0-Glenn Styres, 4. 88-Tim Crawley, 5. 87b-Jason Barney, 6. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 7. 40-Howard Moore, 8. 91-Shane Golobic, 9. 10m-Morgan Turpen, 10. 16-Anthony Nicholson, 11. 74e-Claud Estes, 12. 4-Stevie Smith.

Third “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 5r-Jerod Roller, 2. 3h-Brandon Hanks, 3. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth, 4. 1m-Sean McClelland, 5. 14z-Zach Pringle, 6. 9jr-Derek Hagar, 7. 17-Josh Baughman, 8. X-Charlie Louden, 9. 17T-Channin Tankersley, 10. 00-Dane Lorenc, 11. 7m-Chance Morton, 12. 38-Rick Pringle.

Dash for Cash (Finish Determines Alignment of Front Three Rows of Main Event):

Dash (6 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 21b-Brian Brown (1), 2. 3a-A.G. Rains (2), 3. 87r-Aaron Reutzel (4), 4. 95-Matt Covington (3), 5. 31b-Christopher Bell (5), 6. 12d-Dalton Davis (6).

27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires Championship “A” Feature:

A Feature (40 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 31b-Christopher Bell (5) [$15,000], 2. 87r-Aaron Reutzel (3) [$10,000], 3. 21b-Brian Brown (1) [$7,500], 4. 77x-Wayne Johnson (12) [$5,000], 5. 01-Kevin Swindell (13) [$2,800], 6. 4J-Gary Taylor (10) [$2,750], 7. 82z-Dusty Zomer (19) [$2,725], 8. 4-Stevie Smith (22) [$2,700], 9. 3a-A.G. Rains (2) [$2,675], 10. 95-Matt Covington (4) [$2,650], 11. 5r-Jerod Roller (17) [$2,625], 12. 18-Tony Bruce, Jr. (11) [$2,600], 13. 8-Alex Sewell (8) [$2,575], 14. 03-Joe Wood, Jr. (18) [$2,550], 15. 44-A.J. Bruns (15) [$2,525], 16. 3h-Brandon Hanks (20) [$2,500], 17. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek (9) [$2,500], 18. 49-Shawn Dancer (7) [$2,500], 19. 45x-Johnny Herrera (16) [$2,500], 20. 12d-Dalton Davis (6) [$2,500], 21. 10g-Terry Gray (14) [$2,500], 22. 26-Marshall Skinner (21) [$2,500].

Lap Leaders: Brian Brown 1-14, A.G. Rains 15-19, Christopher Bell 20-40.

Note: Marshall Skinner earned a starting berth via I-30 Speedway track champion provisional and Stevie Smith started the main event via the STN Open Provisional.

 

 

Valvoline Raceway Jamie Veal Makes It Three In A row

Sprintcar Association Of NSW, Track Championship Round 3.

Veal enters the record books

Official release: Sprintcar Association of NSW

October 26, 2014

Victorian Jamie Veal has etched his name in the record books at Valvoline Raceway with a powerful performance to record his third A-Main win in-a-row. Second to the finish line was Darryl Campbell and third was Robbie Farr.

The race had plenty of action from start to finish as Veal and early pace setter, Max Dumesny, traded blows lap after lap.

On lap seven, Max made a move for the lead and was making good headway; however, dense lapped traffic brought Dumesny back to Veal. The two were battling for the lead before Dumesny spun with thirteen laps remaining.

That now opened the door for Troy Little to challenge Veal, however, Veal took off and was never challenged for the remainder of the race. Little, who was running second, spun on turn three on the final lap, bringing out the yellow lights. Unfortunately for Troy, he recorded a seventeenth place finish.

Little’s demise say Campbell and Farr gain, moving into podium results. Rounding out the top five was a strong finishing Marty Perovich and Mr Consistent, Danny Reidy. Kelly Linigen had a strong night, finishing in sixth and James Thompson, Toby Bell Bowen, Sam Walsh and Ben Atkinson rounded out the top ten.

Earlier in the night, Jamie Veal set quick time – the second time from three meetings – with a 12.436 second lap.

Heat race wins went to Little, Alex Orr, Sam Walsh and Campbell.

The C-Main was won by Guy Stanshall and the B-Main was a win for Jeremy Cross.

The two dashes were taken out by Jamie Veal and Max Dumesny.

The race for the Sprintcar Track Championship will now take an intriguing turn as Jamie Veal will be racing interstate at the next SANSW event on November 8, but will return on November 22 for more warfare.

As mentioned, the next event on the SANSW calendar is Saturday, November 8 for the inaugural Sid Hopping Shootout – paying tribute to the man who built Valvoline Raceway. Another big field is expected.

October 25 Notebook

- 50 cars signed in for round three.

- Heat race wins went to Troy Little, Alex Orr, Sam Walsh and Darryl Campbell

- Jamie Veal set quick time with a 12.436 second lap.

- The C-Main was won by Guy Stanshall from Mark Attard and Roddy Bellbowen

- The B-Main was won by Jeremy Cross from Warren Ferguson, Grant Tunks and Garry Rooke

- The Dashes were won by Jamie Veal and Max Dumesny

- Lap leaders in the A-Main; Jamie Veal (1-6, 13-17, 19-30) , Max Dumesny (7-12) & Troy Little (Lap 18).

- Fastest lap in A-Main; Jamie Veal – 13.374 (lap 19)

- A-Main big mover – Ben Atkinson and Grant Tunks – each gained 12 places.

- To date, 32 different drivers have contested an A-Main this season.

Top 10 Sprintcar Track Championship points (after round 3):

Jamie Veal (VIC) – 762

Danny Reidy (NT) – 726

Robbie Farr (NSW) – 716

Ben Atkinson (NT) – 712

Toby Bell Bowen (NSW) – 706

James Thompson (NSW) – 700

Max Dumesny (VIC) – 696

Marty Perovich (NSW) – 694

Matt Dumesny (NSW) – 692

Darryl Campbell – 677

 

TIME TRIALS – 1. Jamie Veal, 35V, 12.436 ; 2. Warren Ferguson, 32N, 12.461; 3. Marty Perovich, 17C, 12.536; 4. Toby Bell Bowen, 7N, 12.543; 5. Jordyn Brazier, 21Q, 12.608; 6. Danny Reidy, 5NQ, 12.617; 7. Max Dumesny, 5V, 12.622; 8. Kelly Linigen, 25N, 12.624; 9. Troy Little, 98N, 12.628; 10. Robbie Farr, 7Q, 12.639; 11. Jimmy Matchett, 88N, 12.653; 12. James Thompson, 22N, 12.653; 13. Jackson Delamont, 48N, 12.677; 14. Sam Walsh, 92N, 12.700; 15. Andrew Wright, 78N, 12.720; 16. Paul Jeffrey, 12N, 12.801; 17. Michael Saller, 56N, 12.823; 18. Max Johnston, 38N, 12.829; 19. Jack Lee, 25V, 12.835; 20. Darryl Campbell, 28N, 12.836; 21. Lachlan Abbott, 16N, 12.867; 22. Matt Dumesny, 57V, 12.867; 23. Alex Orr, 43N, 12.887; 24. Luke Nash, 84V, 12.919; 25. Jeremy Cross, 39N, 12.923; 26. Ben Atkinson, 2N, 12.930; 27. Garry Rooke, 42N, 12.962; 28. Grant Tunks, 54N, 12.975; 29. Trevor Green, 11N, 12.983; 30. Kim Becker, 55N, 13.066; 31. Jason Pryde, 51Q, 13.102; 32. Michael Jordan, 34N, 13.296; 33. Matthew Thomas, 45N, 13.343; 34. Shane Sheedy, 64N, 13.367; 35. Brendan Scorgie, 57C, 13.382; 36. Jeff Lawler, 41N; 13.391. 37. Matt Young, 44N, 13.394; 38. Guy Stanshall, 18N, 13.453; 39. Mark Attard, 52N, 13.465; 40. Mick Matchett, 60N, 13.473; 41. Sean Dyson, 99N, 13.503; 42. Blake Skipper, 24N, 13.635; 43. Daniel Sayre, 3N, 13.673; 44. Gary Hann, 19C, 13.715; 45. Terry Kelly, 37S, 13.984; 46. Brendan Rallings, 65N, 14.586; 47. Luca Cox, 91N, 14.654; 48. Roddy Bell Bowen, 7N, NTT; 49. Seb Johnston, 80N, NTT; 50. Bruce White, 96N, EXC.

HEAT 1: (10 laps) 1. T Little, 2. J Veal, 3. L Nash, 4. P Jeffrey, 5. K Linigen, 6. J Cross, 7. M Saller, 8. B Skipper, 9. G Stanshall, 10. B White, 11. M Thomas, 12. B Rallings, (DNF) T Green. 2:18.125.

HEAT 2: (10 laps) 1. A Orr, 2. M Johnston, 3. R Farr, 4. Max Dumesny, 5. B Atkinson, 6. W Ferguson, 7. B Scorgie, 8. K Becker, 9. A Wright, 10. M Attard, 11. D Sayre, (DNF) S Sheedy. NT.

HEAT 3: (10 laps) 1. S Walsh, 2. J Lee, 3. Matt Dumesny, 4. M Perovich, 5. D Reidy, 6. J Matchett, 7. J Lawler, 8. G Rooke, 9. T Kelly, 10. J Pryde, 11. M Matchett, (DNF) S Johnston. 2:46.930.

HEAT 4: (10 laps) 1. D Campbell, 2. J Thompson, 3. J Delamont, 4. T Bell Bowen, 5. J Brazier, 6. G Tunks, 7. M Young, 8. L Abbott, 9. R Bell Bowen, 10. S Dyson, 11. M Jordan, 12. G Hann, 13. L Cox. 2:19.942.

C MAIN: (10 Laps) 1. G Stanshall, 2. M Attard, 3. R Bell Bowen, 4. S Dyson, 5. B Skipper, 6. B Scorgie, 7. D Sayre, 8. M Matchett, 9. S Johnston, 10. T Kelly, 11. B White, 12. L Cox, (DNF) B Rallings, (DNF) G Hann. NT.

DASH 1: ( 6 Laps ) 1. J Veal, 2. D Campbell, 3. R Farr, 4. K Linigen, 5. D Reidy, (DNF) T Bell Bowen. NT.

DASH 2. ( 6 Laps ) 1. Max Dumesny, 2. M Perovich, 3. J Brazier, 4. T Little, 5. A Orr, (DNS) S Walsh. 1:26.188.

B MAIN: ( 20 laps) 1. J Cross, 2. W Ferguson, 3. G Tunks, 4. G Rooke, 5. J Matchett, 6. T Green. 7. M Saller, 8. M Jordan, 9. M Young, 10. K Becker, 11. J Lawler, 12. J Pryde, 13. S Sheedy, 14. M Attard, 15. G Stanshall, (DNF) M Thomas, (DNF) L Abbott, (DNF) A Wright. NT.

A MAIN: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Jamie Veal (1), 2. Darryl Campbell (3), 3. Robbie Farr (5), 4. Marty Perovich (4), 5. Danny Reidy (9), 6. Kelly Linigen (7), 7. James Thompson (14), 8. Toby Bell Bowen (11), 9. Sam Walsh (12), 10. Ben Atkinson (22), 11. Warren Ferguson (13), 12. Grant Tunks (24), 13. Max Dumesny (2), 14. Jordyn Brazier (6), 15. Matt Dumesny (19), 16. Jackson Delamont (15), 17. Troy Little (8), 18. Garry Rooke (23), 19. Max Johnston (17), 20. Alex Orr (10), 21. Jack Lee, (18), (DNF) Paul Jeffrey (16), (DNF) Jeremy Cross (21), (DNF) Luke Nash (20). NT.

A MAIN LAP LEADERS: Laps 1 - 6 Jamie Veal, Laps 7 – 12 Max Dumesny, Laps 13 – 17 Jamie Veal, Lap 18 Troy Little, Laps 19 – 30 Jamie Veal

FASTEST LAP: Lap 19, Jamie Veal 13.374.

 

 

Atomic Speedway Results

Finale of the Open Wheel Championships October 25, 2014

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-One Hundred and ten of the nation's fastest race cars battled it out for a shot at their respective version of the Open Wheel Championships over the course of the Oct. 23-25th racing weekend. When all was said and done the Inaugural Open Wheel Champion in the Renegade Sprints was Hartford, Ohio's Dale Blaney who brought home the $15,000 winner's share of the $115,000 purse in the 410 sprint main. Robert "Madman" Ballou, Rocklin, California claimed the non-winged portion of the program, while K-C Burdette, Parkersburg, WV brought home the win with a clean-sweep in the modified feature. Both the Non-Wing program and modified program paid $5,000 to win.

It was announced that next year's Open Wheel Championships--the second annual affair-- will be July 31-August 1, 2015. The 2015 version and second annual event will be a two-day format. Track management listened to racers and adjusted the format and the date to make the event more fan/racer friendly. Friday, July 31 will see a full show of Non-Winged Sprints and a full show of Open Wheel Modifieds along with a $5,000 to win Renegades Sprint show. Saturday, August 1 Atomic will host a $20,000 to win Winged 410 Renegade Sprint show along with a full show for modifieds.

Special thanks for the weekend went to Boone and Josh Davis and Tom and Steven Partin from Brushcreek for all the hard work in making the weekend's racing surface fast, smooth, and extremely racy. At one point the non-winged dash went five wide down the back-chute "at speed"--a real tribute to the track prep.

The evening started with a salute to the intended Grand Marshall of the Inaugural Open Wheel Championships, Mr. Bert Emick. Emick was unable to make the trip from Florida, but was interviewed over the phone, expressing his gratitude for the honors. Emick was honored for his life-long contribution to sprint car racing. Emick, along with Jerry Clum, formed the Midwest Outlaw Super Sprints (MOSS) series that eventually morphed into the All-Star Circuit of Champions that Emick led for many years.

Ian Madsen won a gunfight with Rob Chaney in the Charlie McCann Memorial. Chaney had charged to the front early and built up some distance between himself and Madsen in the Renegade 410 non-qualifiers event. Chaney--who transponders indicated was the fastest car on the track--was in a zone of his own, but the complexion of the race soon changed. Chaney was blitzing to victory when the caution waved with just four laps to go. On the restart Madsen pulled a slide job on Chaney, sparking a whirlwind of multiple lead-changes that brought the fans to their feet.

The winner of the McCann race had the option of taking the $2065 paycheck or join the tail of the feature.

"We will tag the tail and see how far up we can get." said Madsen in victory lane. The transplanted Australian now living in the states added, "We didn't come all the way from Iowa just to watch the feature. The Renegades are going a great thing here and I'm really glad to see the fans come out and support what they are doing."

Madsen would have had to have advanced to 8th to better his McCann payday, but never-the-less made a gallant run from the back to 14th.

Next up were three feature-like 8-lap dashes that added to the drama of an intense, fun-filled racing evening. Each dash alone paid $1,000 compliments of Ervco Sanitation.

In the Renegade Sprint 410 Sprint main former track Champion Jimmy Stinson and traveling outlaw Danny "The Dude" Lasoski set the pace for the 40 lap event. Even with one caution flag for Cole Duncan, who appeared to lose an engine, the entire 40 laps was completed in just 13 and a half minutes.

Close racing action and hard-core passing took place throughout the pack with Lasoski taking the early lead over Stinson, who started on the point as a result of his dash win. At the drop of the green, cars went four wide with Chad Kemenah and Blaney pulling up beside the front row starters.

Lasoski took a commanding lead eventually, while much of the attention centered on the various battles for position. Lasoski, Stinson, Kemenah, and Blaney filed into line, but Blaney took to the bottom and blasted past Stinson and Kemenah in one swift stride.

Fifth place starter and former National Moto-Cross Champion Nathan Skaggs proved he was for real, when he also dove low where he engaged in a torrid battle with Kemenah. Blaney began to run Lasoski down and on lap 15 took over the top spot. Lasoski came back at him, searching for a cross-over pass but Blaney prevailed. Skaggs moved into a solid third and duked it out with Lasoski for much of the mid-portions of the race.

Blaney, meanwhile, mastered traffic, but after a time became stonewalled, allowing Lasoski to climb back into the hunt. Lasoski cut the deficit dramatically with a run to the high side, but with four laps to go he scrubbed off some speed on the bottom of the track and never regained momentum

Greg Wilson, Skaggs, Stinson, and Tyler Courtney traded positions nearly every lap with Kemenah getting shuffled to the backside of that pack and Wilson blitzing for a last lap pass of Skaggs for third.

The Blaney-Kennedy-Fisher team has won a third of the races they have run this year, winning their 21st feature of the year.

"You know when they first scheduled this race last year-- George Fisher loves this place and I do too-- When we saw that this race was gonna be run here, we set two goals," said Blaney. "We wanted to win the All-Star Championship and this particular race. We are clickin’ pretty good right now and it has been a great year for us."

"We changed our line when Dale got us," said second place Lasoski. "And it worked pretty well, but right now Dale is running strong. Once he got by he was hard to catch. They (Blaney and his team) work hard and they have had a great season."

"The race track was awesome both tonight and last night," said an enthusiastic third place finisher Greg Wilson. "This is what Atomic Speedway is known for. The track crew got it right tonight. We had a good race car, but we just got beat by two of the toughest son of a guns that ever drove sprint cars."

Wilson added, "Thank you fans. If it wasn't for you we wouldn't be here."

Rounding out the top ten were Dale Blaney, Danny Lasoski, Greg Wilson, Nathan Skaggs, Jimmy Stinson, Tyler Courtney, Chad Kemenah, Danny Smith, Randy Hannagan, and Brady Bacon. Madsen was the hard charger in a 26th to 14th place run.

Also honored in victory lane was 2014 track champion Danny Smith. "First we gotta thank Brad and everyone getting this place going again," said Danny Smith. "It has always been one of my favorite places. I appreciate the work the crew put in to get this track back open. I am just gonna continue to have fun and I'm looking forward to next year."

The Modified main was a real hum-dinger with plenty of passing all the way through the pack. Mike Kinney jumped into the early lead with a good start over K-C Burdette. Kinney pulled the field by about four car lengths.

K-C Burdette just didn't seem to have the zap that he had when he set fast time and won the dash. Burdette later explained he went with a harder tire and once it kicked-in Burdette went on a tear. Burdette and Kinney raced the next ten laps nose-to-tail. Joel Watson, Kenny Johnson, and Jackie Boggs battled for position--sometimes three-wide-- with Boggs consistently throwing sparks high against the turn four wall.

On lap 16 Burdette zoomed past Kinney for the lead. Two laps later Fireball Pinkerton--the 2014 Atomic Champion-- suffered mechanical woes and brought out a caution. On the restart Boggs blasted by Watson and a lap later Boggs made Kinney his victim. After that pass several cars came together on the front chute, shuffling Kinney out of the top five.

Anthony Kincade, Matt Westfall, and Kenny Johnson raced door-to-door for much of the race with Johnson anchoring fifth spot with an uncharacteristic low-riding run. Kincade and Westfall made a strong late-race run, as did Mike Long who jaunted from 14th to 9th.

Burdette's Mullin Motors/ Lightning Chassis mixed with a gaggle of lapped cars that eventually halted his run. Boggs chased Burdette down the last two laps and came within a car length of pulling off the win in an exciting finish.

Rounding out the top ten were K-C Burdette in his tenth win of the year, Jackie Boggs, Joel Watson, Anthony Kincade, Kenny Johnson, Tim Tribby, Mike Kenney, Mike Long, and Kyle Brown. Jeff Votaw was the hard charger in a 19th to 11th place run. Kyle Brown raced from 15th to 10th. Tim Tribby bolted from 15th to 7th. Burdette won the fast time award of $500, the $1,000 dash, and the $5,000 feature to make for a great weekend.

"Man this is awesome," said Burdette. "I have to thank Todd Frye and Hoosier Ohio Valley. We had a harder tire on than anyone else and it took a little longer to fire up. Once it did it really ran like it was on a rail. Jim Fordyce came to me early in the year and asked me to drive this car. I am thankful for this opportunity."

"I thought I could get him there, but bam there he was on the top," said Jackie Boggs. "So I saw him (Burdette) go low and thought I would try it high again. We gave it everything we had, but ran out of time."

In the non-winged Sprint Open Wheel Championship Brady Short and Bryan Clauson paced the field to the starting line with Short jumping out to the early lead. Short and Clauson dueled early, then on lap six, fourth-place starter Ballou fired the coals and blitzed into third place, ahead of Dave Darland. Clauson began a spiral backward as Tyler Courtney, Sheldon Haudenschild, and Todd Kane made great strides to the front.

While the top three cars pulled away, the next six positions often went three-and-four cars wide in up-close and personal action. Ballou took second from Darland, then a couple laps later chased down Short to take the lead on lap 20.

The only caution of the night was for a flat tire on Kody Swanson's mount on lap 22. In the ensuing laps, major battles continued all around the track while Todd Kane reeled in Ballou in traffic. Kane went nose-to-tail with Ballou for five laps before Ballou shed himself of lapped cars, moved back to the top, and pulled off the win by five car lengths.

Chris Gurley was on a tear from deep in the field to take third, while Matt Westfall won a race-long battle with Haudenschild for a top five.

"We weren't very good the last couple weeks, but I thought on the way over here I had an idea and we made it work," said Ballou. "We took the car over to my house and worked on it for the last couple weeks. It needed a little care, so we gave it a tetanus shot and made it work."

"I gotta thank my guys," said Todd Kane. "The car was good and the track was good. I just ran out of car, maybe used it up a little too early, but Robert had a great car and worked it well up on the high side."

Rounding out the top ten were Robert Ballou, Todd Kane, Chris Gurley, Matt Westfall, Sheldon Haudenschild, Kody Swanson, Chad Wilson, Dallas Hewitt, Tyler Courtney, and Brady Short.

The hard-charger of the non-winged show was Chris Gurley in a 16th to 3rd place run. Kody Swanson went to the tail on the 22nd lap and came from 21st to sixth after having to change a left-rear tire.

Atomic will run the Dan Reno Memorial next weekend November 1.

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

Upcoming Events:

November 1- Topless Weekend! Yes, the drivers will take off their roofs in a tribute to old-style racing in the Dan Reno Memorial. DAN RENO MEMORIAL WEEKEND, Saturday, Nov. 1 $2,222 TO WIN for Modifieds, plus Late Models, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

THE SUMMARY: October 25, 2014 Open Wheel Championships at Atomic Speedway

Renegade Sprints 410's

Winged Sprints

Fast Time: Danny Smith 12:380

Heat One-Sheldon Haudenschild, Jac Haudenschild, Danny Smith, Travis Philo, Kody Swanson,Taylor Ferns, David Smith, Caleb Armstrong, Nate Reeser

Heat Two-Greg Wilson, Nathan Skaggs, Ronnie Blair, Kevin Thomas, Rick Fraley, Mark Imler, Andrew Palker, Brandon Wimmer, Aaron Higgins

Heat Three-Brady Bacon, Chad Kemenah, Jimmy Stinson, Adam Strausser, D.J. Foos, Jimmy Nier, Josh Davis, Nick Roberts, Randy Fink

Heat Four-Danny Lasoski, Bryan Nuckles,Tyler Courtney, Ryan Myers, Mitchel Harble, Ryan Broughton, Caleb Helms, Brandy Bower, Kevin Roberts

Heat Five-Dale Blaney, Todd Kane, Kory Crabtree, Danny Holtgraver, Dean Jacobs, Jesse McCreary, Mike Terry, Jr., Ian Madsen, Dean Kester

Heat Six- Tim Schaffer, Randy Hannigan, Cole Duncan, Bill Balog, Curtis Evans, Rob Chaney, Brandon Conkle, Mark Coleman

C-main:Brandy Bower, Brandon Wimmer, Josh Davis, Caleb Helms, David Smith, Ian Madsen, Aaron Higgins, Kevin Roberts, Nate Reeser, Nick Roberts, Caleb Armstrong, Mike Terry, Jr., Andrew Palker, Mark Coleman, Randy Fink, Brandon Conkle, Dean Kester

B-Main : Bill Balog, Kody Swanson, Ryan Myers, Danny Holtgraver, Travis Philo, Ryan Broughton, Caleb Helms, Curtis Evans, Rob Chaney, Mitchel Harble, Kevin Thomas, David Smith, Josh Davis, Mark Imler, Brandy Bower, Rick Fraley, Adam Strausser, Brandon Wimmer, D.J. Foos, Dean Jacobs, Taylor Ferns, Jesse McCreary, Jim Nier (DNS)

Fast Car Dash-Jimmy Stinson, Danny Lasoski, Chad Kemenah, Dale Blaney, Nathan Skaggs, Greg Wilson,Tyler Courtney, Cole Duncan, Danny Smith, Brady Bacon

Charlie McCann Memorial-Rob Chaney, Ian MAdsen, Caleb Helms, David Smith, Taylor Ferns, Andrew Palker, Brandy Bower, Rick Fraley, Nate Reeser, Mari Coleman, Randy Fink, Brandon Conkle, Curtis Evans, Dean Jacobs, Nick Roberts, Adam Strausser, Josh Davis, Mitchel Harble, Kevin Roberts

40-Lap Open Wheel Championship Feature-

Dale Blaney, Danny Lasoski, Greg Wilson,Nathan Skaggs, Jimmy Stinson, Tyler Courtney, Chad Kemenah, Danny Smith, Randy Hannagan, Brady Bacon, Todd Kane, Kory Crabtree, Kody Swanson, Ian Madsen, Bill Balog, Jac Haudenschild, Sheldon Haudenschild, Ron Blair, Danny Holtgraver, Ryan Broughton, Travis Philo, Ryan Myers, Mark Imler, Tim Shaffer, Cole Duncan, Bryan Nuckles

Non-Winged Sprints

Fast Car Dash-Brady Short, Bryan Clauson, Dave Darland,Robert Ballou, Kody Swanson, Tyler Courtney, Matt Westfall, Sheldon Haudenschild, Kory Crabtree, Brady Bacon, Josh Davis

40-Lap Open Wheel Championship Feature-Robert Ballou, Todd Kane, Chris Gurley, Matt Westfall, Sheldon Haudenschild, Kody Swanson, Chad Wilson, Dallas Hewitt, Tyler Courtney, Brady Short, Kory Crabtree, Dave Darland, Bryan Clauson, Dustin Hammond, Aaron Fry, Kevin Roberts, Randy Fink, Dave Disinger, Brady Bacon, Josh Davis, Nick Roberts.

ADVANCE SERVICES H & C AMRA MODIFIEDS

Fast Car Dash-K-C Burdette, Mike Kinney, Anthony Kincade, Steve Clemmons, Joel Watson, Jess Hartman, Kenny Johnson, Jackie Boggs, Brian Whiteman, Dave Jamison

B-Main- Dave Fireball Pinkerton, Jim Szekacs,Jeff Votaw, Bob Crace, Jr., Steve Stover, Harrison Hall, Rick Neace, Denny Szekacs, Eric Arledge, Rick Shutts, Zach Ackley, Trevor Chaney

40-Lap Open Wheel Championship Feature-K-C Burdette, Jackie Boggs, Joel Watson, Anthony Kincade, Kenny Johnson, Tim Tribby, Mike Kenney, Mike Long, Kyle Brown, Jeff Votaw, Jimmy Lennox, Brian Whiteman, Jim Szekacs, Jess Hartman, Dave Jameson, Steve Stover, Bob Crace, Jr., Rick Shutts, Andy Bond, David Pinkerton, Steve Clemmons

 

 

Bell Bags Friday STN Prelim Triumph!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 24, 2014) – Christopher Bell had been close to victory at I-30 Speedway before, only to come up one position short.

The 19-year-old from Norman, OK, changed that on Friday night by topping the fast and furious, non-stop 25-lap feature that put the wraps on the second night of qualifying at the track’s 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

Although he started from the pole position in Brandon Berryman’s All Pro Auto Reconditioning No. 31b JR1 chassis, his 23rd overall victory of 2014 didn’t come without a race-long battle with fellow Sooner State shoe Matt Covington, who paced the initial 16 laps.

“I had to work for that one,” Bell said in victory lane. “Matt drove a really good race, I was finally able to get a good run off of two to get him.”

With the triumph, Bell locked himself into his third consecutive $15,000-to-win STN finale after earning runner-up honors over each of the past two years. “We’ve been close here the last two years, this is a great track and it feels good to finally be in victory lane here.”

Covington settled for runner-up honors in the T&L Foundry No. 95 Triple-X to secure a position in his second career STN finale and first since 2011, while West Memphis shoe A.G. Rains landed a berth in his seventh career STN main event with a career-best third-place STN preliminary finish aboard the ACME Racing No. 3.

With Bell and Glenpool’s Covington earning the front row for the main event, Covington gunned into the lead at the outset. While Covington working the lower half of the track for the most part, Bell moved in on the topside and began pressuring the Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals champion for the point after a handful of laps.

Dicing through traffic, Bell slipped by Covington in turn two on the ninth round only to have Covington battle back in front through turns three and four to retain command.

Bell kept the pressure on through traffic and finally made what proved to be the race-winning move coming off turn two on the 17th circuit.

The race was far from over though, as Covington kept Bell within striking distance and closed back to within a pair of car-lengths as the white flag flew. Bell was steady on the final round, moving to the low side of turns three and four to preserve his third ASCS National Tour victory of the season by less than two car-lengths at the line.

With Covington settling for runner-up honors, Rains battled past 1997 STN champ Wayne Johnson for third just past the midway point and held the position to the end. Johnson was fourth with fellow Oklahoma City racer Joe Wood, Jr., rounding out the top five.

Terry Gray, the seventh STN king in 1997, was sixth with Washington native Gary Taylor racing from 14th to seventh. Liberal, KS, native Tony Bruce, Jr., a back-to-back STN winner in 2008 and 2009, rebounded from heat race issues to advance from 12th to eighth with Tulsa-area racer Blake Hahn and Memphis-area shoe Jerod Roller completing the top ten.

Illini rep A.J. Bruns was the top-finishing STN rookie contender with a 13th-place run, besting Dale Wester in 19th after Thursday’s top rookie finishers were Morgan Turpen (14th) and Ryan Bowers (17th).

Wood, Jr., Jason Johnson, Glenn Styres, Bell and Rains topped heat race action for Friday night’s 37-car field with Bruce, Jr., Charlie Louden, Marshall Skinner and Bruns winning the qualifying races.

Johnny Herrera and Styres topped the 12-lap “B” Mains.

Howard Moore returned to action after sailing off the top of turn two early in the night’s third heat race.

The final lap of the night’s first “B” Main got ugly when North Carolina’s Eric Riggins, Jr., drove through Harli White in the final pair of corners in the battle for the final transfer position. Both drivers escaped injury after flipping wildly with Dale Wester the beneficiary by inheriting the position.

The 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by COMP Cams concludes with Saturday’s racing action that includes eight Saturday Night STN Showdowns along with three “C” Mains, three “B” Mains, the Dash and $15,000-to-win, $2,500-to-start STN championship finale. Action gets under way at 7:30 p.m.

27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires Friday Night Results:

Heat Races:

First Heat (10 Laps): 1. 03-Joe Wood, Jr., 2. 10g-Terry Gray, 3. 38-Rick Pringle, 4. 4J-Gary Taylor, 5. 44-A.J. Bruns, 6. 33z-Zach Pringle, 7. 16-Anthony Nicholson, 8. 21bx-Brandon Hinkle.

Second Heat (10 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson, 2. 5r-Jerod Roller, 3. 45x-Johnny Herrera, 4. 82-Dusty Zomer, 5. 28-Jason Keith, 6. 75-Broc Elliott, 7. 00-Dane Lorenc, 8. 9jr-Derek Hagar.

Third Heat (10 Laps): 1. 0-Glenn Styres, 2. 47-Eric Riggins, Jr., 3. 17w-Harli White, 4. 8m-Kade Morton, 5. 18-Tony Bruce, Jr., 6. 40-Howard Moore. DNS: 14m-Jordon Mallett.

Fourth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 31b-Christopher Bell, 2. 77x-Wayne Johnson, 3. 52-Blake Hahn, 4. 51b-Joe B. Miller, 5. X-Charlie Louden, 6. 58-Gary Floyd, 7. 12w-Dale Wester.

Fifth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 3a-A.G. Rains, 2. 95-Matt Covington, 3. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 4. 26-Marshall Skinner, 5. 91-Shane Golobic, 6. 17b-Ryan Bickett, 7. 31g-Johnny Gardner.

Qualifying Races – Top 14 in Combined Passing/Finishing Points to “A” Feature; Balance to “B” Mains

First Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 18-Tony Bruce, Jr., 2. 52-Blake Hahn, 3. 5r-Jerod Roller, 4. 82z-Dusty Zomer, 5. 45x-Johnny Herrera, 6. 33z-Zach Chappell, 7. 41-Jason Johnson, 8. 16-Anthony Nicholson, 9. 58-Gary Floyd. DNS: 14m-Jordon Mallett.

Second Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. X-Charlie Louden, 2. 4J-Gary Taylor, 3. 31b-Christopher Bell, 4. 03-Joe Wood, Jr., 5. 38-Rick Pringle, 6. 51b-Joe B. Miller, 7. 12w-Dale Wester, 8. 28-Jason Keith, 9. 75-Broc Elliott.

Third Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 26-Marshall Skinner, 2. 91-Shane Golobic, 3. 10g-Terry Gray, 4. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 5. 0-Glenn Styres, 6. 47-Eric Riggins, Jr., 7. 40-Howard Moore, 8. 9jr-Derek Hagar, 9. 00-Dane Lorenc.

Fourth Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 44-A.J. Bruns, 2. 95-Matt Covington, 3. 3a-A.G. Rains, 4. 77x-Wayne Johnson, 5. 17b-Ryan Bickett, 6. 8m-Kade Morton, 7. 17w-Harli White, 8. 21bx-Brandon Hinkle. DNS: 31g-Johnny Gardner.

“B” Features – Top 3 from Each Advance to “A” Feature

First “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 45x-Johnny Herrera, 2. 91-Shane Golobic, 3. 12w-Dale Wester, 4. 38-Rick Pringle, 5. 58-Gary Floyd, 6. 17w-Harli White, 7. 47-Eric Riggins, Jr., 8. 75-Broc Elliott, 9. 17b-Ryan Bickett, 10. 28-Jason Keith. DNS: 31g-Johnny Gardner, 14m-Jordon Mallett.

Second “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 0-Glenn Styres, 2. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 3. 41-Jason Johnson, 4. 51b-Joe B. Miller, 5. 33z-Zach Chappell, 6. 9jr-Derek Hagar, 7. 40-Howard Moore, 8. 00-Dane Lorenc, 9. 16-Anthony Nicholson, 10. 21bx-Brandon Hinkle, 11. 8m-Kade Morton.

“A” Feature – Top 3 Finishers Locked into Saturday night’s $15,000 to win STN Finale.

A Feature (25 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 31b-Christopher Bell (1), 2. 95-Matt Covington (2), 3. 3a-A.G. Rains (3), 4. 77x-Wayne Johnson (4), 5. 03-Joe Wood, Jr. (5), 6. 10g-Terry Gray (6), 7. 4J-Gary Taylor (14), 8. 18-Tony Bruce, Jr. (12), 9. 52-Blake Hahn (9), 10. 5r-Jerod Roller (11), 11. 82z-Dusty Zomer (10), 12. 45x-Johnny Herrera (15), 13. 44-A.J. Bruns (8), 14. 91-Shane Golobic (17), 15. 41-Jason Johnson (20), 16. X-Charlie Louden (13), 17. 0-Glenn Styres (16), 18. 14k-Kyle Bellm (18), 19. 12w-Dale Wester (19), 20. 26-Marshall Skinner (7).

Lap Leaders: Matt Covington 1-16, Christopher Bell 17-25.

 

 

Race Fans Come on out for great racing Saturday Night!

Atomic Speedway

Night Two of the Open Wheel Championships Friday, October 24, 2014

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-Fifty-three of the nation's fastest sprint cars assembled for night two of the Open Wheel Championships at Atomic Speedway where the stage was set for Saturday night's A-main finale for the Renegade Sprints. Six qualifying heats, a C-main, and a B-main whittled the field down to the 26-car starting grid. Saturday's finale pays $15,000 to win and $1,000 to start.

Callies Performance Products posted $500 for the Renegade Sprints Fast Time set by Danny Smith, Chillicothe, Ohio with a 12:380 time.

Also Saturday, the $5,000 to win Non-winged sprint main will be on the race card and the $5,000 to win Modified main plus 8-lap $1,000 to win Dashes in all three divisions will be run.

One of the main attractions will be the Charlie McCann Memorial for the winged sprints in honor of long-time racer and car owner McCann of Piketon. The event will pay $2,065 with the #65 in the pay-off in honor of McCann's car number.

Six wildly exciting heat races set the stage for two heated last chance races.

The B-Main was won by Bill Balog over Kody Swanson, Ryan Myers, Danny Holtgraver, Travis Philo, and Ryan Broughton. Broughton charged from 22nd to 6th to earn a starting position in the A-main. D. J. Foos and Brandon Wimmer were both solidly in an A-main transfer with three laps to go. Foos had one of the fastest cars on the track but drove it in a little too hard and rode over the wheel of Wimmer. Foos went airborne then backed it into the wall and flipped, while Wimmer careened off the inside guard rail putting both cars out of the race. Wimmer had been a flip victim in his heat while also in a transfer position.

Nate Reeser was another flip victim, but was able to continue.

Brandy Bower won the C-main over former outlaw racer Brandon Wimmer, Josh Davis, Caleb Helms, and David Smith who transferred to the B-main event.

In the Modified B-Main Rick Venham conceded his provisional for the feature, making for an interesting game of leap-frog to see who would get a pass into the $500 to start A-main. Northern Ohio barnstormer Jim Szekacs led all but the last two laps of the event, which saw Dave Fireball Pinkerton, the 2014 Atomic Champion, blitz by for the big win. Jeff Votaw charged off the tail for a transfer spot along with Bob Crace, Jr. who held off the charges of the rest of the field to transfer to the A-main event. Rick Shutts took the Atomic Speedway provisional and Steve Stover claimed the AMRA provisional.

Hot Laps are 5 p.m. for Saturday night' finale.

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

SATURDAY OCTOBER 25TH

General Admission - $35

Kids Admission - $5

Pit Admission - $45

Kids Pit Admission - $20

Schedule of Events

- Starting at 5:00pm

Hot Laps

20 Lap $2,065 to Win Charlie McCann Memorial

8 Lap $1,000 to win Modified/NW Sprint/Sprint Car Dashes

40 Lap $5,000 to win Modified A-Main

40 Lap $15,000 to win Sprint Car A-Main

40 Lap $5,000 to win NW Sprint A-Main

THE SUMMARY:

Renegade Sprints 410's

Winged Sprints

Fast Time: Danny Smith 12:380

Heat One-Sheldon Haudenschild, Jac Haudenschild, Danny Smith, Travis Philo, Kody Swanson,Taylor Ferns, David Smith, Caleb Armstrong, Nate Reeser

Heat Two-Greg Wilson, Nathan Skaggs, Ronnie Blair, Kevin Thomas, Rick Fraley, Mark Imler, Andrew Palker, Brandon Wimmer, Aaron Higgins

Heat Three-Brady Bacon, Chad Kemenah, Jimmy Stinson, Adam Strausser, D.J. Foos, Jimmy Nier, Josh Davis, Nick Roberts, Randy Fink

Heat Four-Danny Lasoski, Bryan Nuckles,Tyler Courtney, Ryan Myers, Mitchel Harble, Ryan Broughton, Caleb Helms, Brandy Bower, Kevin Roberts

Heat Five-Dale Blaney, Todd Kane, Kory Crabtree, Danny Holtgraver, Dean Jacobs, Jesse McCreary, Mike Terry, Jr., Ian Madsen, Dean Kester

Heat Six- Tim Schaffer, Randy Hannigan, Cole Duncan, Bill Balog, Curtis Evans, Rob Chaney, Brandon Conkle, Mark Coleman

C-main:Brandy Bower, Brandon Wimmer, Josh Davis, Caleb Helms, David Smith, Ian Madsen, Aaron Higgins, Kevin Roberts, Nate Reeser, Nick Roberts, Caleb Armstrong, Mike Terry, Jr., Andrew Palker, Mark Coleman, Randy Fink, Brandon Conkle, Dean Kester

B-Main : Bill Balog, Kody Swanson, Ryan Myers, Danny Holtgraver, Travis Philo, Ryan Broughton, Caleb Helms, Curtis Evans, Rob Chaney, Mitchel Harble, Kevin Thomas, David Smith, Josh Davis, Mark Imler, Brandy Bower, Rick Fraley, Adam Strausser, Brandon Wimmer, D.J. Foos, Dean Jacobs, Taylor Ferns, Jesse McCreary, Jim Nier (DNS)

ADVANCE SERVICES H & C AMRA MODIFIEDS

B-Main- Dave Fireball Pinkerton, Jim Szekacs,Jeff Votaw, Bob Crace, Jr., Steve Stover, Harrison Hall, Rick Neace, Denny Szekacs, Eric Arledge, Rick Shutts, Zach Ackley, Trevor Chaney

 

 

Smith Sets Quick Time to Kick Off Renegade Sprints Open Wheel Championships

Inside Line Promotions - CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (Oct. 24, 2014) - Night 1 of the Open Wheel Championships at Atomic Speedway was a rousing success for the Renegade Sprints.

Danny Smith led 53 drivers in qualifying on Friday at the high-banked track, which hosts the $1,000-to-win dash and the $15,000-to-win main event on Saturday.

"It was a great way to kick off this event," Renegade Sprints President Shane Helms said. "We had exciting racing all night and Saturday's dash and main event are set up to be excellent. I think we will see side-by-side racing throughout the night."

Smith, who received a $500 bonus for setting quick time during qualifying, advanced through his heat race along with fast qualifiers Greg Wilson, Chad Kemenah, Danny Lasoski, Dale Blaney, Cole Duncan, Nathan Skaggs, Brady Bacon, Tyler Courtney and Jimmy Stinson.

Those 10 drivers made it into the dash on Saturday by virtue of their qualifying times and finishing in the top three of a heat race. The results of the dash, which pays $1,000 to the winner and at least $100 to all starters, will determine the first five rows of the $15,000-to-win feature.

On Friday, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wilson, Bacon, Lasoski, Blaney and Tim Shaffer each won a heat race. Brandy Bower claimed the C Main and Bill Balog was victorious in the B Main.

Additionally, the top 20 drivers who didn't advance into Saturday's main event through heat race, C Main and B Main action on Friday will be eligible to compete in the $2,065-to-win Charlie McCann Memorial. That will be the first race on Saturday's schedule.

Saturday's hot laps are scheduled to begin at approximately 5 p.m.

ATOMIC SPEEDWAY RESULTS (Oct. 24, 2014) -

Time Trials: 1. 4-Danny Smith 12.380; 2. 20w-Greg Wilson 12.448; 3. 10h-Chad Kemenah 12.590; 4. 2l-Danny Lasoski 12.705; 5. 14k-Dale Blaney 12.706; 6. 49-Cole Duncan 12.726; 7. 63-Kody Swanson 12.750; 8. 2s-Nathan Skaggs 12.815; 9. 99b-Brady Bacon 12.835; 10. 4t-Tyler Courtney 12.865; 11. 18-Ian Madsen 12.885; 12. 17b-Bill Balog 12.929; 13. 5t-Travis Philo 12.967; 14. 24h-Brandon Wimmer 12.970; 15. 84-Jimmy Stinson 12.985; 16. 59-Bryan Nuckles 12.989; 17. 59-Danny Holtgraver 13.050; 18. 45-Tim Shaffer 13.053; 19. 97-Sheldon Haudenschild 13.078; 20. 35r-Ron Blair 13.087; 21. 5-Adam Strausser 13.110; 22. 56r-Ryan Myers 13.150; 23. 78-Todd Kane 13.155; 24. 11h-Randy Hannagan 13.161; 25. 6-Jac Haudenschild 13.174; 26. 3f-Rick Fraley 13.187; 27. 00-Jim Nier 13.325; 28. 06-Brandy Bower 13.327; 29. 9-Dean Jacobs 13.330; 30. 1p-Curtis Evans 13.350; 31. 8-David Smith 13.365; 32. A97-Aaron Higgins 13.373; 33. 99d-Josh Davis 13.374; 34. 40-Caleb Helms 13.420; 35. 9j-Jesse McCreary 13.423; 36. 9x-Rob Chaney 13.427; 37. 55f-Taylor Ferns 13.432; 38. 9k-Kevin Thomas Jr. 13.444; 39. 21-DJ Foos 13.455; 40. 15h-Mitch Harble 13.477; 41. 60-Kory Crabtree 13.493; 42. 37-Mark Coleman 13.498; 43. 83x-Nate Reeser 13.510; 44. 57x-Andrew Palker 13.539; 45. 41-Randy Fink 14.539; 46. 22r-Kevin Roberts 13.638; 47. 85-Mike Terry Jr. 13.666; 48. 08-Brandon Conkel 13.694; 49. 7c-Caleb Armstrong 13.706; 50. 40-Mark Imler 13.728; 51. 12-Nick Roberts 13.878; 52. 22b-Ryan Broughton 13.923; 53. 3fx-Dean Kester 14.070.

Heat 1 (Top 3 to feature): 1. 97-Sheldon Haudenschild (1); 2. 6-Jac Haudenschild (5); 3. 4-Danny Smith (4); 4. 5t-Travis Philo (2); 5. 63-Kody Swanson (3); 6. 55f-Taylor Ferns (7); 7. 8-David Smith (6); 8. 7c-Caleb Armstrong (9); 9. 83x-Nate Reeser (8).

Heat 2 (Top 3 to feature): 1. 20w-Greg Wilson (4); 2. 2s-Nathan Skaggs (3); 3. 35r-Ron Blair (1); 4. 9k-Kevin Thomas Jr. (7); 5. 3f-Rick Fraley (5); 6. 40-Mark Imler (9); 7. 24h-Brandon Wimmer (2); 8. 57x-Andrew Palker (8); 9. A97-Aaron Higgins (6).

Heat 3 (Top 3 to feature): 1. 99b-Brady Bacon (3); 2. 10h-Chad Kemenah (3); 3. 84-Jimmy Stinson (2); 4. 5-Adam Strausser (1); 5. 21-DJ Foos (7); 6. 00-Jim Nier (5); 7. 99d-Josh Davis (6); 8. 12-Nick Roberts (9); 9. 41-Randy Fink (8).

Heat 4 (Top 3 to feature): 1. 2l-Danny Lasoski (4); 2. 59-Bryan Nuckles (2); 3. 4t-Tyler Courtney (3); 4. 56r-Ryan Myers (1); 5. 15h-Mitch Harble (7); 6. 40-Caleb Helms (6); 7. 06-Brandy Bower (5); 8. 22b-Ryan Broughton (9); 9. 22r-Kevin Roberts (8).

Heat 5 (Top 3 to feature): 1. 14k-Dale Blaney (4); 2. 78-Todd Kane (1); 3. 60-Kory Crabtree (7); 4. 59-Danny Holtgraver (2); 5. 9-Dean Jacobs (5); 6. 9j-Jesse McCreary (6); 7. 18-Ian Madsen (3); 8. 3fx-Dean Kester (9); 9. 85-Mike Terry Jr. (8).

Heat 6 (Top 3 to feature): 1. 45-Tim Shaffer (2); 2. 11h-Randy Hannagan (1); 3. 49-Cole Duncan (4); 4. 17b-Bill Balog (3); 5. 1p-Curtis Evans (5); 6. 9x-Rob Chaney (6); 7. 08-Brandon Conkel (8); 8. 37-Mark Coleman (7).

C Main (Top 4 transfer to B Main): 1. 06-Brandy Bower (3); 2. 24h-Brandon Wimmer (2); 3. 99d-Josh Davis (6); 4. 40-Caleb Helms (7); 5. 8-David Smith (4); 6. 18-Ian Madsen (1); 7. A97-Aaron Higgins (5); 8. 22r-Kevin Roberts (12); 9. 83x-Nate Reeser (9); 10. 12-Nick Roberts (16); 11. 7c-Caleb Armstrong (15); 12. 85-Mike Terry Jr. (13); 13. 57x-Andrew Palker (10); 14. 37-Mark Coleman (8); 15. 41-Randy Fink (11); 16. 08-Brandon Conkel (14); 17. 3fx-Dean Kester (17).

B Main (Top 6 transfer to feature): 1. 17b-Bill Balog (2); 2. 63-Kody Swanson (1); 3. 56r-Ryan Myers (7); 4. 59-Danny Holtgraver (5); 5. 5t-Travis Philo (3); 6. 22b-Ryan Broughton (22); 7. 40-Caleb Helms (14); 8. 1p-Curtis Evans (12); 9. 9x-Rob Chaney (16); 10. 15h-Mitch Harble (20); 11. 9k-Kevin Thomas Jr. (18); 12. 00-Jim Nier (9); 13. 99d-Josh Davis (13); 14. 40-Mark Imler (21); 15. 06-Brandy Bower (10); 16. 3f-Rick Fraley (8); 17. 5-Adam Strausser (6); 18. 24h-Brandon Wimmer (4); 19. 21-DJ Foos (19); 20. 9-Dean Jacobs (11); 21. 55f-Taylor Ferns (17); 22. 9j-Jesse McCreary (15).

NEXT EVENT -

Saturday at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, for the Open Wheel Championships

MEDIA LINKS -

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/RenegadeSprints

RENEGADE SPRINTS -

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Brown by Inches in Thursday STN Prelim!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 23, 2014) – It came down to a matter of inches, as Brian Brown rallied from 14th to nip Aaron Reutzel at the line in Thursday night’s 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires 25-lap preliminary feature at I-30 Speedway.

The dramatic finish put an exclamation point on a vintage STN night in which emotions ran high, and on at least a couple of occasion, boiled over. And it was ‘only’ Thursday night.

Throughout the entirety of the race, it seemed almost a certainty that Clute, TX, racer Reutzel would nab his fourth win in as many tries atop the high-banked, -mile I-30 Speedway clay oval in 2014.

But there was Grain Valley, Missouri’s Brian Brown, the beneficiary of a pair of late two-car tangles. And “Blackjack” cashed-in in a big way, rallying from third on the green-white-checkered restart to beat Reutzel to the stripe by a foot at most. Dalton Davis crossed the stripe third to lock into Saturday’s $15,000-to-win, $2,500-to-start STN championship finale as well.

“I really didn’t think there was any way we could pull that off as far back as we started,” the driver of the FVP/Casey’s General Stores No. 21 Maxim said in victory lane.

“We don’t usually do that well on quarter-miles, but my guys gave me a great car and it made me look half way decent tonight,” Brown said.

While Brown started the feature outside the seventh row, Reutzel outgunned pole starter Davis for the point at the drop of the green and paced the early rounds ahead of Davis and Brandon Hanks.

Just as Reutzel was reaching a gaggle of cars at the tail of the field, the race’s first caution flew after nine laps when Minnesota’s Ryan Bowers slipped off the top of turn one.

With open track, Reutzel took off in the BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X with Jerrod Hull battling past Hanks for third by the midway point.

Running ninth with 15 laps down and still only seventh with five to go, Brown’s fortunes turned for the good just as quickly as an apparent win came into question for Reutzel.

Brown gained a pair of positions to move up to fifth when Hanks and Kevin Swindell tangled in turn three while battling for fifth with two laps to go and then another pair to third when Hull and Tim Crawley got together in turn four, with the latter tangle resulting in an impromptu wrestling match much to the delight of the large crowd.

Set for a green-white-checkered run to the stripe, Brown rode the top of the track to perfection and precariously slipped the familiar No. 21 Sprint Car between Reutzel and the outer frontstretch wall in the mad dash to the line.

“I wasn’t sure if I should try to go through there and risk wrecking it or not, but then I was almost alongside him so I was committed,” Brown said after locking into his sixth career STN championship finale and first since 2010.

Inches away from a fourth consecutive I-30 triumph, Reutzel settled for second and locked into his second career STN finale and first since 2011. “I wanted to win, I was wanting to move up there but I knew I was a little too late.”

Memphis-area darkhorse contender Davis brought his No. 12d machine across the stripe third to make the cut for his first STN finale. It was his second third-place run in as many nights after also taking the final step of the podium in Wednesday STN Open.

Steering clear of the late race chaos, Conroe, TX, racer Ray Allen Kulhanek crossed the stripe fourth with Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Alex Sewell rounding out the top five.

I-30 regular Cody Gardner was sixth, with Ohio’s Shawn Dancer, New York’s Jason Barney, Tulsa’s Sean McClelland and South Dakota’s Eric Lutz completing the top ten.

Jeff Swindell, Kevin Swindell, Matthew Bauldwin, Channin Tankersley and Lance Moss topped heat race action for the 37-car field with Sewell, Reutzel, Gardner and McClelland winning the qualifying races.

Lutz and Barney won the 12-lap “B” Mains.

Klint Angelette’s weekend came to an early end when he sailed off the top of turn four and into the wilderness in the second heat race. The driver was uninjured although the car suffered heavy damage.

Tankersley went for a wild ride off turn two in the third qualifier after contact between fellow heat race winner Jeff Swindell and Ryan Bowers. While Tankersley was done, Swindell was disqualified for rough driving. Visibly upset with the call, Swindell missed the call for his “B” Main.

The second half of the 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by COMP Cams field will take to I-30 Speedway’s -mile clay oval on Friday night to finish setting the stage for Saturday night’s slate of STN Championship action.

27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires Thursday Night Results:

Heat Races:

First Heat (10 Laps): 1. 94-Jeff Swindell, 2. 99h-Jerrod Hull, 3. 5-Eric Lutz, 4. 87r-Aaron Reutzel, 5. 93-Dustin Morgan, 6. 74e-Claud Estes, 7. 17-Josh Baughman, 8. 10b-Mitch Brown.

Second Heat (10 Laps): 1. 01-Kevin Swindell, 2. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 3. 199-Ryan Bowers, 4. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth, 5. 23-Seth Bergman, 6. 15J-Jeremy Middleton, 7. 13-Taylor Tidmore, 8. 19-Klint Angelette.

Third Heat (10 Laps): 1. 43-Matthew Bauldwin, 2. 7m-Chance Morton, 3. 87b-Jason Barney, 4. 21b-Brian Brown, 5. 17g-Cody Gardner, 6. 10m-Morgan Turpen, 7. 9$-Kyle Clark.

Fourth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 17T-Channin Tankersley, 2. 3h-Brandon Hanks, 3. 14z-Zach Pringle, 4. 88-Tim Crawley, 5. 1m-Sean McClelland, 6. 99J-Blake Jenkins. DNS: 33h-Mark Huddleston.

Fifth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 23m-Lance Moss, 2. 12d-Dalton Davis, 3. 8-Alex Sewell, 4. 49-Shawn Dancer, 5. 4-Stevie Smith, 6. 21-Kevin Hinkle, 7. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

Qualifying Races – Top 14 in Combined Passing/Finishing Points to “A” Feature; Balance to “B” Mains

First Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 8-Alex Sewell, 2. 21b-Brian Brown, 3. 12d-Dalton Davis, 4. 87b-Jason Barney, 5. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 6. 4-Stevie Smith, 7. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 8. 23m-Lance Moss, 9. 21-Kevin Hinkle.

Second Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 87r-Aaron Reutzel, 2. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth, 3. 88-Tim Crawley, 4. 93-Dustin Morgan, 5. 01-Kevin Swindell, 6. 5-Eric Lutz, 7. 74e-Claud Estes, 8. 15J-Jeremy Middleton. DNS: 19-Klint Angelette.

Third Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 17g-Cody Gardner, 2. 49-Shawn Dancer, 3. 17-Josh Baughman, 4. 10m-Morgan Turpen, 5. 199-Ryan Bowers, 6. 7m-Chance Morton, 7. 17T-Channin Tankersley, 8. 94-Jeff Swindell (Disqualified for rough driving). DNS: 13-Taylor Tidmore.

Fourth Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 1m-Sean McClelland, 2. 23-Seth Bergman, 3. 3h-Brandon Hanks, 4. 14z-Zach Pringle, 5. 99h-Jerrod Hull, 6. 43-Matthew Bauldwin, 7. 10b-Mitch Brown, 8. 9$-Kyle Clark, 9. 99J-Blake Jenkins.

“B” Features – Top 3 from Each Advance to “A” Feature

First “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 5-Eric Lutz, 2. 10m-Morgan Turpen, 3. 17-Josh Baughman, 4. 7m-Chance Morton, 5. 10b-Mitch Brown, 6. 4-Stevie Smith, 7. 74e-Claud Estes, 8. 43-Matthew Bauldwin, 9. 21-Kevin Hinkle. DNS: 94-Jeff Swindell, 19-Klint Angelette.

Second “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 87b-Jason Barney, 2. 14z-Zach Pringle, 3. 199-Ryan Bowers, 4. 93-Dustin Morgan, 5. 23m-Lance Moss, 6. 15J-Jeremy Middleton, 7. 99J-Blake Jenkins, 8. 9$-Kyle Clark. DNS: 17T-Channin Tankersley, 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 13-Taylor Tidmore.

“A” Feature – Top 3 Finishers Locked into Saturday night’s $15,000 to win STN Finale.

A Feature (25 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 21b-Brian Brown (14), 2. 87r-Aaron Reutzel (2), 3. 12d-Dalton Davis (1), 4. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek (9), 5. 8-Alex Sewell (3), 6. 17g-Cody Gardner (12) 7. 49-Shawn Dancer (8), 8. 87b-Jason Barney (16), 9. 1m-Sean McClelland (13), 10. 5-Eric Lutz (15), 11. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (7), 12. 01-Kevin Swindell (5), 13. 14z-Zach Pringle (18), 14. 10m-Morgan Turpen (17), 15. 17-Josh Baughman (19), 16. 199-Ryan Bowers (20), 17. 3h-Brandon Hanks (4), 18. 99h-Jerrod Hull (6), 19. 88-Tim Crawley (10), 20. 23-Seth Bergman (11).

Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel 1-24, Brian Brown 25.

 

Atomic Speedway

Night One of the Open Wheel Championships California's Swanson Sets New Track Record

October 23, 2014

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-The first night of the Open Wheel Championships at Atomic Speedway brought a lot of drama and competitive racing, setting the stage for the next round of the championship event set Friday, October 24. The finals are slated for Saturday, October 25 when the bulk of the $115,000 purse will be dispersed. In the winged outlaw sprints, the winner’s share is $15,000 to win and $1000 to start for a 22-car field. The non-winged sprints and modifieds run for $5,000 to win and $500 to start. 2014 USAC Silver Crown Champion Kody Swanson, Kingsburg, CA set fast time in the Non-winged Sprints with a new track record of 14:883. Fine and Dandy Cotton Candy presented Swanson with the $500 fast time award for the non-wing sprints. K-C Burdette, Parkersburg, WV blitzed the modified ranks with a 15:336 in the field of 34 very fast race cars. Bobst Auto Parts, Beaver, Ohio presented Burdette with the $500 fast time award. Heat winners were Swanson, Brady Short, and local Chillicothe, Ohio driver Josh Davis. B-mains for the non-winged sprint cars will be Friday night along with the Modified B-main and qualifying events for the Renegade Sprints winged 410 outlaw sprint cars. Modified heat winners will be K-C Burdette, Jess Hartman, and Jackie Boggs. Already, nearly 80 winged entries have filed entry forms at the Atomic Speedway office for the 410 winged sprint cars along with phone calls indicating numerous other drivers will be on-hand for the weekend. Over 100 entries are registered in the three divisions collectively with anticipation that the total driver sign-in could exceed 150 cars. 100 entries alone are expected for the Renegade Sprint Series winged spectacular. The “Dash-for-Cash” alone–in all divisions– pays $1,000 to win, $500, $400, $300, $200, $150 and $100 through tenth. Non-qualifiers will furn for $2,065 in the Charlie McCann Memorial and $200 to start. The #65 in the winner’s share stands for McCann’s longtime car number. Forty-two cars and drivers will go home with at least $200. Adult General Admission is Friday $20 and Saturday $35 while adult Pits are $35 and $45 respectively. Student discounts are available and complete pricing can be found at https://www.facebook.com/AtomicSpeedway .

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

THE SUMMARY:

Non-Winged Sprints (23) Fast Time: Kody Swanson 14:883 New Track Record Heat One-Kody Swanson, Kory Crabtree, Matt Westfall, Todd Kane, Aaron Fry, Chris Gurley, R.J. Perkins, Dave Disinger Heat Two- Brady Short,Dave Darland, Bryan Clauson, Robert Ballou, Chad Wilson,Brady Bacon, Randy Fink. Andy Hill Heat Three-Josh Davis, Dallas Hewitt, Sheldon Haudenschild, Tyler Courtney, Nick Roberts, Dustin Hammond, Kevin Roberts

ADVANCE SERVICES H & C AMRA MODIFIEDS (34) Fast Time:K-C Burdette 15:336 Heat One-K-C Burdette, Andy Bond, Mike Long, Mike Kinney, Rick Venham, David Godfrey, Rick Neace, Harley Martin Heat Two-Jess Hartman, Tim Tribby, Kenny Johnson, Brian Whiteman, Jim Szekacs,Eric Arledge, Harrison Hall, Shawn Holiday Heat Three-Jackie Boggs, Dave Jamison, Joel Watson, Kyle Brown, Bob Crace, Jr., Rick Shutts, Trevor Chaney, Denny Szekacs Heat Four- Matt Westfall, Anthony Kincade, Steve Clemmons, Jimmy Lennox, David Pinkerton, Steve Stover, Zach Ackley, Jeff Votaw

 

Reutzel Rules Wednesday’s STN Open!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 22, 2014) – Aaron Reutzel has taken a liking to I-30 Speedway. Or, perhaps, I-30 Speedway has taken a liking to Aaron Reutzel.

Either way, the Clute, TX, racer remained perfect atop the high-banked, -mile clay oval in 2014 by besting a field of 66 competitors in Wednesday night’s Second Annual STN Open that kicked off the track’s 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

Reutzel earned $2,000 for his third I-30 Speedway victory of the year in as many tries and also earned first option at a provisional into Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win, $2,500-to-start STN championship finale.

Should Reutzel race into the STN finale on his own, the provisional option will fall in order to STN runner-up Stevie Smith, third-place Dalton Davis and then fourth-place Derek Hagar.

“I can’t believe it, to win three in a row here and win this one is awesome,” the driver of the BC Fundz/Wren Motorsports No. 87 Triple-X exclaimed in victory lane. “Bob (Miller) has backed us all year and this is one of the first nights he’s been able to be with us, I won this one for him.”

Racing from fifth to make a critical pass of Tim Crawley in the night’s eighth and final heat race netted Reutzel the second row inside starting spot behind front row starters Eric Riggins, Jr., of North Carolina and Ohio’s Shawn Dancer.

While Riggins gunned into the early lead, Reutzel disposed of Dancer in short order and was pressuring for the point when Riggins looped it getting into turn one on the fourth lap. Reutzel dodged the spinning machine then kept the field at bay the rest of the way for his seventh overall win of the year.

“We were fortunate he didn’t take us out when he was spinning,” Reutzel commented.

With Reutzel setting the pace, A.J. Bruns and Dalton Davis led the host of chasers with tenth-starter Jason Johnson disposing of Stevie Smith for fourth by the fifth round.

Seeking his first ASCS National Tour win of the year, Johnson got loose and spun to a stop in turn four with 14 laps in the books to bring out the race’s only caution.

Reutzel took off on the restart with Stevie Smith racing past both Davis and Bruns within a lap to take over second aboard Shawn Petersen’s No. 4 machine.

With traffic in play over the final circuits, Smith had Reutzel within his sights until the leader made a nimble move around a pair of lapped cars on the white flag that essentially sealed his third ASCS National win of the year.

“I was too tight to roll the bottom the way I need to those last few laps, but we made it work,” Reutzel said.

Smith flashed across the stripe in second with Memphis-area darkhorse Davis claiming the show position. One of the pre-STN favorites with 15 wins on the season, Marion, AR, shoe Derek Hagar advanced from the 12th starting position to snare fourth.

Zach Pringle edged Kevin Swindell at the line to round out the top five, with Swindell settling for sixth after rallying from the 18th starting position. Bruns slipped to seventh over the final rounds with Ray Allen Kulhanek, 17th-starter Johnny Herrera and 20th-starter Brian Brown completing the top ten.

Josh Baughman, Jason Johnson, Dustin Morgan, Pringle, Hagar, Kulhanek, Eric Lutz and Smith topped heat race action for the 66 car field.

Shane Golobic edged Cody Gardner to win the first “C” Main with Ryan Bickett topping the second “B” Main. Herrera and Kevin Swindell won the “B” Mains.

The night got off to a wild start with Taylor Tidmore clipping another car then sliding into the infield tires entering turn one and flipping in the night’s opening heat race. Dusty Zomer nailed the same tire later in the sixth heat race. Both drivers were uninjured but done for the night.

The 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals gets under way on Thursday night with approximately half of loaded field of competitors taking to the -mile clay oval for a full card of heat races, qualifying races, “B” Mains and “A” Main with the top three finishers locked into Saturday’s finale. Thursday’s action gets under way with hot laps at 7:00 p.m.

Second Annual Short Track Nationals Open:

Heat Races (8 Heat Race Winners Plus Top 8 in Passing Points to “A” Main, lined up according to Passing Points; 17-40 in Passing Points to Two “B” Mains; 41 on Back to Two “C” Mains):

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 17-Josh Baughman, 2. 47-Eric Riggins, Jr., 3. 49-Shawn Dancer, 4. 99J-Blake Jenkins, 5. 17b-Ryan Bickett, 6. 00-Dane Lorenc, 7. 32b-Taylor Tidmore, 8. 95-Matt Covington. DNS: 199-Ryan Bowers.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson, 2. 40-Howard Moore, 3. 99h-Jerrod Hull, 4. 52-Blake Hahn, 5. 8-Alex Sewell, 6. 12w-Dale Wester, 7. 23m-Lance Moss, 8. 9$-Kyle Clark, 9. 75-Broc Elliott.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 93-Dustin Morgan, 2. 10m-Morgan Turpen, 3. 21b-Brian Brown, 4. 94-Jeff Swindell, 5. 91-Shane Golobic, 6. 17T-Channin Tankersley, 7. 26m-Marshall Skinner, 8. 44r-Ronny Howard.

Fourth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 14z-Zach Pringle, 2. 01-Kevin Swindell, 3. 19-Klint Angelette, 4. 77x-Wayne Johnson, 5. 87b-Jason Barney, 6. 17g-Cody Gardner, 7. 21-Kevin Hinkle, 8. 21bx-Brandon Hinkle.

Fifth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 9jr-Derek Hagar, 2. 16-Anthony Nicholson, 3. 44-A.J. Bruns, 4. 3a-A.G. Rains, 5. 31b-Christopher Bell, 6. 14m-Jordon Mallett, 7. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 8. 8m-Kade Morton.

Sixth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 2. 4J-Gary Taylor, 3. 12d-Dalton Davis, 4. 45x-Johnny Herrera, 5. 1m-Sean McClelland, 6. 15J-Jeremy Middleton, 7. 10g-Terry Gray, 8. 82z-Dusty Zomer.

Seventh Heat (8 Laps): 1. 5-Eric Lutz, 2. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 3. 5r-Jerod Roller, 4. 3h-Brandon Hanks, 5. 43-Matthew Bauldwin, 6. 17w-Harli White, 7. 0-Glenn Styres, 8. 51b-Joe B. Miller.

Eighth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 4-Stevie Smith, 2. 87r-Aaron Reutzel, 3. 88-Tim Crawley, 4. 23-Seth Bergman, 5. 18-Tony Bruce, Jr., 6. 10b-Mitch Brown, 7. 74e-Claud Estes, 8. 7m-Chance Morton.

“C” Features – Top 3 from Each Advance to “B” Features

First “C” Feature (10 Laps): 1. 91-Shane Golobic, 2. 17g-Cody Gardner, 3. 10b-Mitch Brown, 4. 0-Glenn Styres, 5. 14m-Jordon Mallett, 6. 00-Dane Lorenc, 7. 51b-Joe B. Miller, 8. 8m-Kade Morton, 9. 21-Kevin Hinkle, 10. 75-Broc Elliott. DNS: 32b-Taylor Tidmore, 10g-Terry Gray, 95-Matt Covington.

Second “C” Feature (10 Laps): 1. 17b-Ryan Bickett, 2. 17w-Harli White, 3. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 4. 74e-Claud Estes, 5. 23m-Lance Moss, 6. 7m-Chance Morton, 7. 15J-Jeremy Middleton, 8. 21bx-Brandon Hinkle, 9. 44r-Ronny Howard, 10. 9$-Kyle Clark. DNS: 26-Marshall Skinner, 82z-Dusty Zomer, 199-Ryan Bowers.

“B” Features – Top 3 from Each Advance to “A” Feature

First “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 45x-Johnny Herrera, 2. 3h-Brandon Hanks, 3. 4J-Gary Taylor, 4. 16-Anthony Nicholson, 5. 99h-Jerrod Hull, 6. 91-Shane Golobic, 7. 10b-Mitch Brown, 8. 94-Jeff Swindell, 9. 5r-Jerod Roller, 10. 99J-Blake Jenkins, 11. 17T-Channin Tankersley, 12. 43-Matthew Bauldwin, 13. 31b-Christopher Bell, 14. 17g-Cody Gardner, 15. 19-Klint Angelette.

Second “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 01-Kevin Swindell, 2. 21b-Brian Brown, 3. 88-Tim Crawley, 4. 23-Seth Bergman, 5. 40-Howard Moore, 6. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 7. 87b-Jason Barney, 8. 17b-Ryan Bickett, 9. 8-Alex Sewell, 10. 18-Tony Bruce, Jr., 11. 1m-Sean McClelland, 12. 12w-Dale Wester, 13. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 14. 17w-Harli White, 15. 52-Blake Hahn.

“A” Feature:

A Feature (25 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 87r-Aaron Reutzel (3), 2. 4-Stevie Smith (7), 3. 12d-Dalton Davis (5), 4. 9jr-Derek Hagar (12), 5. 14z-Zach Pringle (11), 6. 01-Kevin Swindell (18), 7. 44-A.J. Bruns (4), 8. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek (13), 9. 45x-Johnny Herrera (17), 10. 21b-Brian Brown (20), 11. 3a-A.G. Rains (16), 12. 77x-Wayne Johnson (15), 13. 4J-Gary Taylor (21), 14. 93-Dustin Morgan (6), 15. 17-Josh Baughman (9), 16. 88-Tim Crawley (22), 17. 41-Jason Johnson (10), 18. 10m-Morgan Turpen (8), 19. 3h-Brandon Hanks (19), 20. 5-Eric Lutz (14), 21. 49-Shawn Dancer (2), 22. 47-Eric Riggins, Jr. (1).

Lap Leaders: Eric Riggins, Jr. 1-3, Aaron Reutzel 4-25.

 

 

"BUSHNELL BULLET" BESTS STELLAR FIELD

Bushnell's Shane Butler grew up watching his father Stan race against sprint car legend Frank Riddle.

Butler made a move on the final turn of the final lap of Saturday night's Safety-Kleen TBARA 40-lap Frank Riddle Memorial at Desoto Speedway that would have made Riddle proud, grabbing the lead less than 300 feet from the finish to take the win.

Troy DeCaire, a former series champion making his first start in Florida in three years, was the early star of Saturday night's show. He started 24th in the 31-car field and passed 11 cars in the first two laps of the race.

DeCaire was already up to seventh when the caution flew for Scotty Adema's spin in turn four on lap seven. Chris Gimmler slammed into Adema's stopped car on the track. Neither driver was injured.

DeCaire needed just three laps after the restart to get to second place. He spent the next couple of laps stalking leader Mickey Kempgens and took the lead on a three-wide pass around lapped traffic on lap 15.

In a little over five laps DeCaire stretched his lead to over two seconds. As the leaders were headed down the back stretch on lap 24 Ernie Teed Jr. blew a radiator hose and soaked the track with fluid in turn three. Tommy Nichols spun in the debris and collected several cars - including Decaire, who backed into the wall in turn four.

With DeCaire relegated back to eighth place after stopping on the track, Kempgens reassumed the lead on the restart. DeCaire got back up to third before getting loose in turn four and nearly spinning into the infield with 10 laps to go, ending his shot at a win.

Kempgens and Butler were left to settle things at the front of the field. The duo worked their way through lapped traffic as the laps wound down and Butler getting closer and closer to Kempgens.

Kempgens held the lead as the field took the white flag, but Butler dove low going into turn one. They raced side-by-side down the backstretch with Butler getting the edge going into three. He completed the pass coming out of turn four and took the checkers by about a car length over Kempgens.

"We just never give up," said Butler, who climbed into the flag stand with the checkered flag to honor former TBARA flagman Bud Howell, who lost his life last month in a racing accident. "This means a lot to me."

Kempgens, Larry J. Brazil Jr, DeCaire and Mark Gimmler rounded out the top five.

The Finish : 18- Shane Butler, 5- Mickey Kempgens, 2- Larry J Brazil Jr, 91- Troy DeCaire, 51- Mark Gimmler, 16- Ben Fritz, 88- Sport Allen, 92- David Retzlaff, 55- Tommy Nichols, 99- Nick Snyder, J1- Mike Tharp, 15- Troy Thompson, 56- Blake Rose, 17- Johnny Gilbertson, 4- Geoff Styner, 75- Russell Jones, 84- Ernie Teed Jr, 25- Steve Heisler, 8- Kurt Taylor, 79- Jason Kimball, 85- Rex Hollinger, 81- Stan Butler, 67- Scotty Adema, 23- Chris Gimmler, 31- Dude Teate, 19- Keith Butler, 89- David Slawiak, 9- Matt Alfonso, 22- Francis Crowder, 39- Alan Randisi, 41- Collin Cabre

K&N Filters Heat 1 - Mickey Kempgens Auto Meter Heat 2 - Matt Alfonso Hawk Performance Heat 3 - Mark Gimmler

Landrum Springs "Hard Luck" Award - Dude Teate and Scotty Adema

Auto Meter 5th Place Award - Mark Gimmler

Bell Helmets Rookie of the Race - Nick Snyder

 

 

DREVICKI WINS IT ALL IN ARDC ACTION NEW ARDC CHAMPION CLOSES SEASON WITH A WIN

It was the final race of the season for the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) as the wingless midgets competed as just one of the five divisions in the final Thunder on the Hill event of 2014 at the Grandview Speedway.

Steven Drevicki had already clinched the 2014 ARDC Championship prior to the final event. With the title in hand, Drevicki was now free to race on the final night and not be concerned about points. Drevicki took full advantage of the opportunity and it paid dividends for the first time champion.

"I'm really looking forward to racing at Grandview this weekend," Drevicki related in the days prior to the final race. "By clinching the title after Path Valley, I can go into Grandview to race for the win and not have to worry about the points." With the Grandview Speedway just a short distance from his Reading, PA home, Drevicki was anxious to pick up his first win at his home track.

Timed warm-ups determined the top twelve fastest for the final race with those twelve drivers then drawing for their starting positions. Brenden Bright has the fastest time. Drevicki timed fifth quick and then drew the pole for the start of the twenty-five lap main event.

In spite of his pole position start, Drevicki still had his work cut out for him. Alex Bright, with five ARDC feature wins to his credit, started outside pole in the Mike Heffner owned #27.

Drevicki took the lead at the wave of the green with Alex Bright right on his tail. Billy Pauch Jr., driving a team car to Drevicki, powered past PJ Gargiulo to take over third following a lap four restart. Pauch Jr. made a three car race for the lead as Gargiulo, Ryan Watt, 2013 ARDC Champion, Trevor Kobylarz and Brenden Bright followed.

Brett Arndt lost power as the field headed down the homestretch to complete lap eleven and then needed a caution when he and Ryan Greth tangled between turns one and two.

Following the single file restart, Drevicki held a car length or two lead over Alex Bright who was now fending off the challenges of Pauch Jr. for second. Gargiulo and Kobylarz rounded out the top five with plenty of action to follow among the likes of Brenden Bright, Danny Stratton, Watt, Tim Buckwalter and Jim Radney.

Stratton had just broken into the top five when driveline issues sent him pit side. Brenden Bright was also sidelined with a flat tire with just nine laps remaining.

With plenty of pressure coming from Pauch for second, Drevicki was able to pull away from his rivals in the final laps. Pauch used a slide job to pass Alex Bright for second as they raced in turn three but Bright returned the favor in the next corner and regained the position.

Drevicki led the way to the checkered, adding a third win to his championship season and his first ever at the Grandview Speedway. Alex Bright finished second with Pauch, Jr. taking third. Kobylarz finished fourth with Gargiulo rounding out the top five.

The win also gave Drevicki the win in the Hilbert on the Hill Challenge sponsored by Bob Hilbert Sportswear. Drevicki will be awarded 100 Express White shirts for his team at the upcoming ARDC banquet in November.

FEATURE (25 LAPS) 1. #19 Steven Drevicki, 2. #27 Alex Bright, 3. #28 Billy Pauch, 4. #1 Trevor Kobylarz, 5. #5 PJ Gargiulo, 6. #52 Tim Buckwalter, 7. #95 Jim Radney, 8. #20 Ryan Watt, 9. #83 Bruce Buckwalter, Jr., 10. #8 Kyle Lick, 11. #54 Austin Burke, 12. #97 Tyler Brehm, 13. #78 Nick Wean, 14. #33 Danny Straton, 15. #92 Brenden Bright, 16. #46 Brett Arndt, 17. #4 Ryan Greth, 18. #44 Brett Wanner, 19. #7 Shawn Jackson, 20. #21 Thomas Kunsman, 21. #75 Billy Courtwight.

 

 

Sussex Snares Hank Arnold Memorial at CSP!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (October 18, 2014) – Stevie Sussex inked his name into the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars victory ledger for the first time by racing to victory lane in Saturday night’s Hank Arnold Memorial atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval.

While Sussex enjoyed his first taste of USAC Southwest glory, other winners on the night included Matt Martinez in Pure Stocks, Gary Winter in Micro Sprints and Cory Brown in Dwarf Cars.

Starting from the pole position, Sussex raced to the checkered flag in the non-stop feature event ahead of Mike Martin with Matt Rossi, Charles Davis, Jr., and Josh Pelkey rounding out the top five. Current USAC Southwest points leader R.J. Johnson crossed the stripe sixth after starting 13th.

After reeling off three consecutive Pure Stock wins in the heat of summer, Matt Martinez snapped a four-race winless streak by racing from eighth to take victory honors ahead of John Parmeley, 13th-starter Zack Madrid, Joe Vlasity and 16th-starter Ty Warner.

Gary Winter advanced from fourth to take his first Micro Sprint feature win of the year at CSP ahead of Colton Hardy and Dennis Carrier, while Cory Brown was a first time winner in the Dwarf Car ranks as well by crossing the stripe ahead of Mike Strobl and Brian Stehr.

Next up at Canyon Speedway Park is the Mr. Excitement 40 Tribute to Terry Belcher on November 7-8 featuring West Coast Late Models vs. CDM Late Models along with IMCA Modifieds, Pure Stocks and Renegades.

Canyon Speedway Park

Hank Arnold Memorial

October 18, 2014 Results:

USAC Southwest Sprint Cars:

First Heat: 1. 7k-Bruce St. James, 2. 21az-Stevie Sussex, 3. 16-Mike Martin, 4. 20x-Shon Deskins, 5. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 6. 32b-Brian Hosford, 7. 98-Matt Lundy, 8. 93-Justin Quinn.

Second Heat: 1. 48T-Thomas Ogle, 2. 5-Tye Mihocko, 3. 02-Matt Rossi, 4. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 5. 11c-Michael Curtis, 6. 12-Josh Pelkey, 7. 0g-Glenn Styres, 8. 28-Mike Morin.

“A” Feature: 1. 21az-Stevie Sussex, 2. 16-Mike Martin, 3. 02-Matt Rossi, 4. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 5. 12-Josh Pelkey, 6. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 7. 7k-Bruce St. James, 8. 48T-Thomas Ogle, 9. 20x-Shon Deskins, 10. 11c-Michael Curtis, 11. 32b-Brian Hosford, 12. 5-Tye Mihocko, 13. 0g-Glenn Styres, 14. 93-Justin Quinn, 15. 98-Matt Lundy, 16. 28-Mike Morin.

Pure Stocks:

First Heat: 1. 92p-John Parmeley, 2. 17L-Nick Langer, 3. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 4. 40sr-Jeff Stafford, 5. 75-Jason Suchta, 6. 13m-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 7. 5m-Zack Madrid, 8. 6s-Christian Torres, 9. 28-Mike Herrera, 10. 2jr-Robert McClelland.

Second Heat: 1. 15-Speedy Madrid, 2. 21m-Matt Martinez, 3. 3-Ashley Stafford, 4. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 5. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 6. 24-Josh Carter, 7. 11-Brad Masciotra, 8. 01-Ty Warner, 9. XX-Chuck Thornton, 10. 46r-Dane Reblin.

“A” Feature: 1. 21m-Matt Martinez, 2. 92p-John Parmeley, 3. 5m-Zack Madrid, 4. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 5. 01-Ty Warner, 6. 40sr-Jeff Stafford, 7. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 8. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 9. 75-Jason Suchta, 10. 17L-Nick Langer, 11. 28-Mike Herrera, 12. 13m-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 13. 3-Ashley Stafford, 14. 6s-Christian Torres, 15. 24-Josh Carter, 16. XX-Chuck Thornton, 17. 15-Speedy Madrid, 18. 11-Brad Masciotra, 19. 2jr-Robert McClelland, 20. 46r-Dane Reblin.

Micro Sprints:

First Heat: 1. 6-Dave Van Ess, 2. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 3. 53-Joe Pritts, 4. 29-Paul Martin, 5. 50-Cliff Cormany, 6. 94-Cassie Klenkie, 7. 12-David Tardiff, 8. 10-Ryan Hennessey, 9. 101-Jim Branum.

Second Heat: 1. 41-Colton Hardy, 2. 2-Dennis Carrier, 3. 6az-Gary Winter, 4. 7k-Ian Koons, 5. 42-Kenny Hilton, 6. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 7. 71-Cody Batten, 8. 77-Dustin Cormany.

“A” Feature: 1. 6az-Gary Winter, 2. 41-Colton Hardy, 3. 2-Dennis Carrier, 4. 6-Dave Van Ess, 5. 94-Cassie Klenkie, 6. 12-David Tardiff, 7. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 8. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 9. 50-Cliff Cormany, 10. 42-Kenny Hilton, 11. 29-Paul Martin, 12. 101-Jim Branum, 13. 53-Joe Pritts, 14. 71-Cody Batten, 15. 10-Ryan Hennessey, 16. 7k-Ian Koons, 17. 77-Dustin Cormany.

Dwarf Cars:

First Heat: 1. 47-Steve Kapaun, 2. 43-Tim Cotherman, 3. 04-Mike Strobl, 4. 44-Daniel Lamm, 5. 22-David Brodeur, 6. 11-Heather Hennessey, 7. 14-Dillon Miller, 8. 3-Kevin Cain.

Second Heat: 1. 46-Kevin Davis, 2. 10-Helen Hennessey, 3. 29-Cory Brown, 4. 18-Keaton Swane, 5. 31-Greg Loper, 6. 3x-Russ Maurer, 7. 90-Randy Deines.

Third Heat: 1. 88-Ed Schuhlke, 2. 76-Brian Stehr, 3. 52-Matthew Mabbit, 4. 9-Glen Branham, 5. 60-Jacob Mabbit, 6. 69-John Levitt, 7. 95-Rat Stafford.

“A” Feature: 1. 29-Cory Brown, 2. 04-Mike Strobl, 3. 76-Brian Stehr, 4. 43-Tim Cotherman, 5. 47-Steve Kapaun, 6. 22-David Brodeur, 7. 31-Greg Loper, 8. 46-Kevin Davis, 9. 10-Helen Hennessey, 10. 60-Jacob Mabbit, 11. 90-Randy Deines, 12. 11-Heather Hennessey, 13. 14-Dillon Miller, 14. 88-Ed Schuhlke, 15. 3x-Russ Maurer, 16. 69-John Levitt, 17. 44-Daniel Lamm, 18. 52-Matthew Mabbit, 19. 18-Keaton Swane, 20. 9-Glen Branham, 21. 95-Rat Stafford.

 

 

NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES ENDS SUCCESSFUL 25TH SEASON. . . . . . .

GRANDVIEW THUNDER 5-25’s FALL TO STRUNK, UMBENHAUER, DREVICKI, MICHAEL & SPIDLE SATURDAY NIGHT AT GRANDVIEW

The 114th race of the twenty-five year history of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series played out Saturday night at the Grandview Speedway with the popular House of Thunder Halloween Party and the Grandview Thunder 5-25’s, a features only event. Jeff Strunk collected $3,000 for winning the 358 NASCAR Modified feature as Jared Umbenhauer took the win the Sportsman feature. Steve Drevicki won the ARDC Midget feature as Curt Michael charged from tenth to win the URC feature. Chris Spidle was the winner of the Legends feature.

With over one-hundred and twenty-five cars in the pit area, the Legends were called upon to open the 5-25’s feature program. Chris Spidle led the entire twenty-five lap distance but was challenged on numerous times during the 25 lap feature. At one point of the race, there were eleven in the chase for the lead race. With just two laps to go, Robert Stough challenged Spidle for the lead. But after some slight contact, Spidle remained the leader and went on for the win. Mason Chaney was second, Robert Stough was third with Keith Haring and Chris Transeau making up the top five.

In the ARDC Midget feature, Steven Drevicki of Reading, PA was the winner of the 25 lap feature. Alex Bright, driving the Mike Heffner midget challenged Drevicki on several occasions. Billy Pauch Jr moved into the picture and challenged Bright for the runnier spot. With just two laps remaining, Pauch passed Bright in turn three with Bright regaining the position in turn four. With the checker flag waiving, Drevicki took the win over Alex Bright, Billy Pauch Jr., Trevor Kobylarz and PJ Gargiulo.

The Sportsman 25 lap feature was next on the program and Brett Kressley set the early pace. Kressley had an impressive run going, continuing to show the way at halfway. Jared Umbenhauer was in the hunt now racing in second and closing on Kressley as Kenny Gilmore, Craig Whitmoyer and Brett Gilmore made-up the top five.

On lap fifteen, Umbenhauer applied pressure to the leader, challenging Kressley for the lead. After a two lap battle, Umbenhauer took the lead on lap seventeen, but this race was far from over. Kressley fought back and regained the top spot on lap twenty. In the closing laps, Umbenhauer again applied pressure, then on a lap twenty-two restart, race leader Brett Kressley headed to the pits with a flat left front tire. Umbenhauer went on to take the win over Craig Whitmoyer, Kenny Gilmore and Brett Gilmore with Brad Grim finishing fifth.

In what was the best feature of the night, Jeff Strunk won the twenty-five lap 358 Modified feature. Brian Houseknecht, by luck of the Trick or Treat Revenge Redraw, started on the pole and drove one of his most impressive races of his career. Houseknecht battled most of the race with Ryan Grim. The race got real interesting at the halfway point as Houseknecht, Grim, Strunk, MeMe DeSantis and Duane Howard were now in a five car race for the lead. Strunk was on a mission, now racing in third just behind Houseknecht and Grim. On lap fifteen, Strunk moved into second as Duane Howard slowed and pulled to the infield.

Houseknecht did a masterful job holding off Strunk, but on lap nineteen, Strunk made the pass to take the lead. Ryan Grim and MeMe DeSantis now inched closer to Strunk as Mike Mahaney powered into the picture. When the checker flag fell, Strunk took the victory, his tenth career Thunder on the Hill win. Ryan Grim rallied home an impressive second followed by MeMe DeSantis, Mike Mahaney and Ryan Watt who came on strong in the closing laps to finish fifth.

The URC Sprint feature was the finale as the cars went into four abreast formation with the traditional fireworks bursting over turn three. At the drop of the green flag, Josh Weller of Mertztown, PA took full advantage and charged into the lead as the field passed on lap one. At the same time, the red flag was displayed for Ed Aikin who made hard contact with the fourth turn wall after a tangle with Larry Kelleher. On the restart, Weller set the pace with Davie Franek (2014 URC Champion) in second followed by Chuck Hebing. Weller established himself as the man to beat, holding a very comfortable lead at the hallway point. Weller was followed by Hebing, Franek, Curt Michael (who started tenth) and Robbie Stillwaggon.

All eyes were on the Michael car as he advanced to third on lap seventeen. One lap later, Michael was in second. As the race continued, Michael pressed on to inch in on the race leader Josh Weller. Michael caught Weller on lap twenty-one then powered to the lead on lap twenty-two. Michael ran unchallenged for the final three laps to earn the win over Josh Weller, Chuck Hebing, Davie Franek and Randy West.

LEGENDS FEATURE 25 LAPS: #09 Chris Spidle, #8cr Mason Chaney, #07 Robert Stough, #35 Keith Haring, #18 Chris Transeau, #13 Jacob Feltch,

#890 Tim Bauer, #44 Scott Gobrecht, #20 Vernon Houseman, #85 Chad Ernst, #9 Rick Hartwig, #12J Clint Penkauskas, #11 Jason Fuhrman, #70 John Hall, #45 Andy Whaling, #45x Joe Fanelli, #35H Ron Haring, Jr.

ARDC MIDGETS FEATURE 25 LAPS: #19 Steven Drevicki, #27 Alex Bright, #28 Billy Pauch, #1 Trevor Kobylarz, #5 PJ Gargiulo, #52 Tim Buckwalter, #95 Jim Radney, #20 Ryan Watt, #83 Bruce Buckwalter, Jr., #8 Kyle Lick, #54 Austin Burke, #97 Tyler Brehm, #78 Nick Wean, #33 Danny Straton, #92 Brenden Bright, #46 Brett Arndt, #4 Ryan Greth, #44 Brett Wanner, #7 Shawn Jackson, #21 Thomas Kunsman, #75 Billy Courtwight.

SPORTSMAN FEATURE 25 LAPS: #5 Jared Umbenhauer, #99 Craig Whitmoyer, #7 Kenny Gilmore, #00 Brett Gilmore, #611 Brad Grim, #29 Ken Eckert, #14J Joe Funk, #4* Brian Hirthler, #542 Guy Germano, #221 Ryan Beltz, #17x Kevin Beach, #77 Tom Miller, #88x Jason Neidlinger, #10 Charles Webber, #19K Brett Kressley, #14 Brad Roberts, #142 Ryan Lilick, #573 Kevin Dries, #5K Lex Shive, #134 Mark Behm, #7x Ron Krex, #99B Brandon Whitmoyer.

358 NASCAR MODIFIEDS 25 LAPS: #4* Jeff Strunk, #17 Ryan Grim, #88d Meme DeSantis, #357 Mike Mahaney, #14w Ryan Watt, #14 Billy Pauch Jr., #323 Brian Houseknecht, #21K Kyle Weiss, #22 Tim Buckwalter, #10 Andy Ressler, #41 Mike Kellner Sr., #19 Frank Cozze, #357x Mike Gular.#37 Nate Christman, #A1 John Kellner, #87 Eric Biehn, #33x Mike Laise, #31 Chris Esposito, #117 Kevin Hirthler, #B4 Kyle Borror, #66 Duane Howard, #39 Todd Smith.

URC SPRINT FEATURE 25 LAPS: #5G Curt Michael, #25 Josh Weller, #45 Chuck Hebing, #28 Davey Franek, #56 Randy West, #9d Kevin Darling,

#88b Andy Best, #8c Brian Carber, #08 Jason Clauss, #22 Troy Betts, #33 Scott Lutz, #21c Cody Jordan, #12b Brad Franks, #67 Jason Cherry,

#76 Larry Kelleher, #89 Robbie Stillwaggon, #17j Jonathan Swanson, #E45 Adam Carberry, #7 Ed Aiken.

Blast from the Past Feature Winner: Ronnie Peck

Demolition Derby Winner: Mike Klinger

 

 

Valvoline Raceway Sydney

Wingless Sprint & Speedcars (Midgets) Results from Saturday 18th October , 2014.

WINGLESS SPRINTS.

HEAT 1: (8 laps) 1. Mikaela Blyton, 2. B Briton, 3. D Thomas, 4. B White, 5. M Garey, 6. A Anthony, 7. R Neve, 8. C Priestley, 9. N Briton, (DNF) K Granger, (DNF) J McRae. NT.

HEAT 2: (8 laps) 1. S Mayo, 2. D Abbott, 3. M Sammut, 4. Mark Blyton, 5. C McCorquodale, 6. N Dicker, 7. D Sayre, 8. G Flood, 9. M Gray, 10. L McDougall, 11. C Granger, (DNF) S Dicker. NT.

HEAT 3: (8 laps) 1. J Bates, 2. P Granger, 3. A Hourigan, 4. S Galliford, 5. T Carey, 6. Marshall Blyton, 7. C O’Hehir, 8. N Tatnell, 9. A Jack, 10. W Arnold, 11. G Cowan, 12. E Karabay. 2:20.263.

HEAT 4: (8 laps) 1. D Thomas, 2. B Briton, 3. R Neve, 4. C Priestley, 5. M Garey, 6. N Briton, 7. Mikaela Blyton, 8. B White, 9. K Granger, 10. A Anthony. 2:15.283.

HEAT 5: (8 laps) 1. D Abbott, 2. C McCorquodale, 3. N Dicker, 4. M Gray, 5. Mark Blyton, 6. S Mayo, 7. S Dicker, 8. D Sayre, 9. M Sammut, 10. G Flood, 11. L McDougall, 12. C Granger. 2:18.302.

HEAT 6: (8 laps) 1. A Jack, 2. Marshall Blyton, 3. C O’Hehir, 4. J Thomas, 5. J Bates, 6. N Tatnell, 7. P Granger, 8. A Hourigan, 9. T Carey, 10. W Arnold, 11. S Galliford, 12. E Karabay. NT.

B MAIN 1: ( 10 laps) 1. Michael Sammut, 2. Troy Carey, 3. Nikki Briton, 4. Graham Flood, 5. Wayne Arnold, 6. Eren Karabay. 7. Stacey Galliford, (DNF) Kyle Granger, (DNF) Bruce White. NT.

B MAIN 2: ( 10 laps) 1. Jeff Thomas, 2. Daniel Sayre, 3. Michael Gray, 4. Sean Dicker, 5. Nick Tatnell, 6. Clayton Granger. 7. John McRae, 8. Laurie McDougall, 9. Ashley Anthony. NT.

A MAIN: (20 laps) 1. Dean Thomas (5), 2. Sean Mayo (2), 3. Clint McCorquodale (1), 4. Mark Blyton (12), 5. Damian Abbott (6), 6. Nathan Dicker (10), 7. Jeff Thomas (18), 8. Brian Briton (4), 9. Marshall Blyton (8), 10. Jason Bates (3), 11. Mikaela Blyton (7), 12. Daniel Sayre (20), 13. Adam Hourigan (16), 14. Peter Granger (9), 15. Ashleigh Jack (11), 16. Courtney O’Hehir, (13), 17. Michael Gray (22), 18. Sean Dicker (24), 19. Nikki Briton (21), 20. Rachel Neve (14), 22. Graham Flood (23), (DNF) Mark Garey (15), (DNF) Michael Sammut (17). 5:41.406.

SPEEDCARS.

HEAT 1: (8 laps) 1. A Corish, 2. M Jackson, 3. B Jackson, 4. D Meadows, 5. A Collins, (DNF) M Brien, (DNF) G Gay. 2:09.223.

HEAT 2: (8 laps) 1. N Smee, 2. J McKinlay, 3. T Jenkins, 4. B Willmington, 5. B Morris, 6. A Day, (DNF) M Hunter. NT.

HEAT 3: (8 laps) 1. B Jackson, 2. M Jackson, 3. T Jenkins, 4. A Collins, 5. B Morris, 6. D Meadows, (DNF) A Day, (DNF) G Gay. 2:09.015.

HEAT 4: (8 laps) 1. N Smee, 2. J McKinlay, 3. A Corish, 4. M Hunter, 5. P Lehane, 6. B Willmington. 2:04.696.

A MAIN: (20 laps) 1. Nathan Smee, 2. Matt Hunter, 3. Jamie McKinlay, 4. Aidan Corish, 5. Dean Meadows, 6. Braydan Willmington, 7. Brett Morris, 8. Anthony Collins, 9. Alan Day, (DNF) Matt Jackson, (DNF) Troy Jenkins, (DNF) Pierce Lehane, (DNF) Bob Jackson, (DNF) Gavin Gay. NT.

 

 

Virginia Sprint Series Race #15 Rain Make Up Date Saturday Oct. 11th 2014 Shenandoah Speedway Shenandoah, Va. IMCA RaceSaver Mid-Atlantic Div.

Jerald Harris Tops by Inches

Jerald Harris passed Brian Lawson a few feet from a waving checkered flag to win in the closest finish in Virginia Sprint Series history that required the electronic scoring system to decide the winner. Anthony Linkenhoker and Jerald Harris took heat wins on the cool misty cloudy evening at the beautiful paved mountain speedway. Chris Ware and Linkenhoker paced the field to green with Linkenhoker out first bringing along Brian Lawson. The top two were smooth and steady as Linkenhoker continued to lead until lap eight when Lawson got a better run in to turn one and went to the lead. Jerald Harris was making his way to the front as Lawson was trying to get away but as the fast paced race clicked by traffic was coming up and it was getting close with two to go. Lawson was staying smooth but Harris was really closing as they took the white flag. When the two rockets entered turn four splitting a lapped car it was a drag race to the finish with Harris winning by .0015 seconds in a thrilling three wide finish closing the year on a high note. At the line it was Jerald Harris, Brian Lawson, Ton Humphries, Anthony Linkenhoker, Billy Norfleet, Tony Harris, Chris Ware, Charlie Ware and Ron Moyers This was the final event of the 2014 year and all the Virginia Sprint Series families want to give the fans, raceways and their staff and the people that make our series work a big thanks for another great season as we look towards 2015. Jim Haines Virginia Sprint Series RaceSaver Sprint Series IMCA Racing

 

BRADY SHORT WINS THE HARVEST CUP AT TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY

Haubstadt, IN - October 11, 2014. The “Harvest Cup” held at Tri-State Speedway Saturday evening closed out the racing season for the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series. The event lived up to all the pre-race expectations. Brady Short of Mitchell, IN, would win the 30 lap feature after a dual to the finish between two front row starters. 2014 MSCS Champion Kyle Cummins led the first 7 laps. Short led the next 9 laps. The racing continued with the cars running side by side. Cummins wrestled the lead away on lap 17. Short had it back by lap 22 and the $4,000 top prize was his. Cummins would finish second.

Short’s win was his twelfth of the season and third at MSCS events. He was driving a Maxim sprint sponsored by Indiana Stone Works. “It was a lot of fun racing with Kyle Cummins. The win was the second here for my car owner Cam Pottorff. We all work a lot of hours.” The other Tri-State win was at the Hoosier Sprint Nationals.

In addition drivers running third in the feature were close enough to present a pending threat. That continued despite the heavy traffic as the leaders found the back of the pack. Carson Short kept pace in third until lap 23 when he connected with the wall in turn three. Robert Ballou then had a late race chance. “I dug as hard as I could. There were two lanes to race in and they had them.” He had started twelfth and would complete the race in third. The run towards the front was good enough to earn him the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race Award.

2012 and 13 Harvest Cup winner Chase Stockon finished fourth. Brian Karraker rounded out the top five. Karraker had started thirteenth and was working through the pack. Jon Stanbrough was sixth. Seventh through tenth included Brandon Mattox, Scotty Weir, Chet Williams, and Chris Phillips. Donny Brackett collected the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award.

Three sprint car heat races were conducted. Kyle Cummins, Chase Stockon, and Carson Short won those. Carson Short collected the most MSCS passing points by starting eighth in his heat and winning it. That win over Chris Phillips included a last lap pass! Chase Briscoe won the B Main driving a team car to that of Brady Short.

At the opening ceremonies the MSCS Championship Driver & Owner trophies were presented to Kyle Cummins. It was the fourth MSCS title for the Princeton, IN, second generation sprint car driver. “It was an unbelievable season,” he said. “I didn’t tear up one piece on the car.”

The 2014 MSCS Rookie of the Year Award was also presented to James Lyerla of Hillsboro, IL. Officials could not present that award until after the feature was completed. Lyerla needed to start the feature in order to secure enough points to lock up his bid for the honor. He obtained his goal. “Our goal coming into the series was to be the Rookie of the Year. It is a very tough series with a lot of rookies. I kept trying and learning.”

Provided as news and information for MSCS.

BECK WINS IN THE MODS & HENNING IN THE MINI SPRINTS

The season’s final UMP Open Wheel Modified feature paid $1,000 to win. Dustin Beck of Winslow, IN, took the victory. It was his first feature win at Tri-State Speedway this season. Stephen Schnapf finished second and Brandon McDowell was third. Zach Fair and Mark Lamont rounded out the top five. Schnapf and McDowell both came from deep in the 18 car starting field. McDowell, who is from Boonville, IN, had won the B Main to transfer to the feature. The three heat races were won by Dave Beck, Dustin Beck, and Trent Young.

The triple header concluded with the running of the “Ruppenthal Memorial” for the MMSA - MALS Lightning Mini-Sprints. These car are equipped with wings. Rod Henning won the 20 lap feature finishing ahead of Drew Dorsett, Lynn Ambrose, Alex Shipman, and Scott Bradley. Henning, Dorsett, and Ambrose joined Andy Bradley as the four heat race winners.

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

SUMMARY:

“Harvest Cup” Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, IN October 11, 2014

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series: (25 Entries)

First Heat - 3C Kyle Cummins, 12 Robert Ballou, 28 Brandon Mattox, 3 Dakota Jackson, 11B Chase Briscoe, 4B Donny Brackett, 21K Bradley Sterrett, 35 Cole Smith, 15F Aaron Farney Second Heat - 2X Chase Stockon, 11P Brady Short, 38W Chet Williams, 04 Jeff Bland Jr., 3R Brian Karraker, 02 Nick Hale, 10X Aric Gentry, 42K Kody Kinser Third Heat - 21 Carson Short, 6P Chris Phillips, 66x Jon Stanbrough, 4P Scotty Weir, 11X James Lyerla, 4C Daylan Chambers, 56F Jared Fox, 52C Jared Chastain

B Main - 11B Chase Briscoe, 15F Aaron Farney, 4C Daylan Chambers, 35 Cole Smith, 56F Jared Fox, 42K Kody Kinser, 02 Nick Hale, 52C Jared Chastain, 10X Aric Gentry (DNS)

Feature (30 Laps) - 11P Brady Short, 3C Kyle Cummins, 12 Robert Ballou, 2X Chase Stockon, 3R Brian Karraker, 66X Jon Stanbrough, 28 Brandon Mattox, 4P Scotty Weir, 38W Chet Williams, 6P Chris Phillips, 4B Donny Brackett, 15F Aaron Farney, 04 Jeff Bland Jr., 31K Bradley Sterrett, 4C Daylan Chambers, 11X James Lyerla, 21 Carson Short, 11 Chase Briscoe, 3 Dakota Jackson, 35 Cole Smith

UMP Open Wheel Modifieds: ( 26 Entries)

Heat Winners - Dave Beck, Dustin Beck, and Trent Young

B Main - Brandon McDowell, Johnny Young, Stephen Schnapf

Feature (25 Laps) - Dustin Beck, Stephen Schnapf, Brandon McDowell, Zach Fair, Mark Lamont, Lance Foreman, Tim Lewis, Johnny Young, Matt Hines, Mark Cole, Gary Ricketts, Matt Lane, Tyler Loughmiller, Levi Kissinger, Trent Young, Dave Beck, Josh Harris, Grant Hagan

MMSA-MALS Lightning Mini-Sprints “Ruppenthal Memorial”:

Heat Winners - Rod Henning, Drew Dorsett, Lynn Ambrose, Andy Bradley

Feature (20 Laps) - Rod Henning, Drew Dorsett, Lynn Ambrose, Alex Shipman, Scott Bradley, Doug Jones, Andy Bradley, Paul Davis, Troy Fortune, Justin Lewis, Cody Trammel, Chris Baughmyer, Anthony Haas, Danny Gilbert, Collin Ambrose, Colin Parker, Doug Johnson, Cory Meadows, Dave Dorsett, Kyle Gray

 

 

Shane Golobic wraps up second Ocean Sprints title as Andy Forsberg puts in a masterful drive to win the Taco Bravo finale on Friday

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – October 12, 2014…For the second consecutive year it was traveling visitor Andy Forsberg from Auburn racing to victory on championship night with the Ocean Sprints on Friday at the Ocean Speedway. Fremont’s Shane Golobic however, was the man of the hour as he locked up his second Taco Bravo title and celebrated on the front stretch in style.

After almost winning the penultimate event of the year on September 19, Forsberg came back and left no doubts during the finale on Friday, starting on the pole and putting on a clinic through lapped traffic. After a caution on lap two the 30-lapper went non-stop to its conclusion in a very fast paced contest.

“That was definitely my kind of track tonight and I couldn’t be happier to get a win here at Ocean Speedway,” said Forsberg, who claimed two Taco Bravo wins last season & also won opening night of the Trophy Cup when it was held at Ocean Speedway in 2000. “I’m really happy to get the 01 team a win and can’t thank them enough for letting me drive this car. We’ve been really good all year long. I want to thank all the fans for coming out supporting this place. It’s a great track and hope everyone comes back next year.”

Forsberg and Corralitos’ Jerry Bonnema drew the front for the final feature in 2014 and the seven-time Civil War Series champion would get the lead at the waving of the green flag. A red flag period for Fresno’s Anthony Simone was the only thing slowing the fast moving Forsberg, who drove through traffic like a magician and took the checkered flag by over two seconds for victory in the General Lee/ PT Shocks No. 01 machine. Forsberg was the 10th different winner on the season with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo.

One of the most entertaining battles on the track was the fight for second between Watsonville’s Justin Sanders and Shane Golobic. The duo raced closely together through heavy traffic at times until Sander’s was able to make a great move to take the spot that he wouldn’t relinquish. The runner up continued a great second half of the season for the driver of the North County Plastering/ Lancaster Locksmith No. 17 Sprinter.

“I would have liked to end the year with a victory here at my home track but we’ll take a second tonight after a great fight with Shane there,” Sanders commented. “We’ve really had this car rolling at Ocean Speedway over the second part of the season and hate to see the year end. I want to thank all our sponsors and everyone that helps out on this car.”

Golobic ended the race in third and it was good enough to give him his second Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo title. The 23-year-old joins Brent Kaeding and Tommy Tarlton as the third two-time champion at the quarter-mile since the Winged 360’s returned in 2007. It came aboard the Keith Day Trucking/ El Camino Body Shop No. 22 mount.

“We’re really excited to get this championship tonight and I can’t thank my whole team enough,” Golobic said with champagne flowing down his face. “It was really a great season overall and we definitely found some serious speed with this car. It means a lot to win the Taco Bravo title for the second time. Big thanks to all my family, friends and crew for the support that they give me. Now that we have the Taco Bravo title under our belts we look forward to completing the Civil War season on November 1 and hoping to get that one as well.”

Lemoore’s Carson Macedo earned the High Five Pizza Hard Charger Award coming from 13th to fourth in the feature. The 18-year-old also locked up a career best finish of second in the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo points. Last year’s Ocean Sprints champion Brad Furr of Stockton had a nice rebound from the September event to round out the top-five in the main event. The top-10 was completed by Sedalia, Missouri’s Jonathan Cornell, Bonnema, Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson, Riverdale’s Landon Hurst and Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto.

Heat race wins during the night went to Justin Sanders, Jerry Bonnema and Jonathan Cornell. Shane Golobic kicked off the night by setting his fourth Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time Award of the season, tying Brad Furr for the most in 2014. Nick Green earned the Beer Optics Hard Luck Award after getting upside down lining up for his heat race. Full results are available at www.oceanspeedway.com under the results tab.

 

 

CALIFORNIA BORN DRIVERS RULE THE ROOST IN ELDORA’S SPRINTACULAR

UNOH Sponsored Season Finale Draws 112 Sprint Cars as Abreu, Hannagan and Meseraull Win

ROSSBURG, OH (October 11) -- Horace Greeley may have coined the phrase “go west, young man, go west” for young folks seeking the opportunity to succeed, but in racing, the California drivers are saying “go east” to seek the gold as evidenced in Saturday’s season-closing UNOH Sprintacular at Eldora Speedway. Three drivers with Golden State heritage – Rice Abreu (All Star Sprints), Randy Hannagan (NRA Sprint Invaders) and Thomas Messeraul (BOSS Sprints) – prevailed over an assemblage of 112 Sprint Cars.

With a dominant season that found him securing his fifth career All Star title long before the final race, Dale Blaney captured Saturday’s dash and earned the pole position for the 30-lap finale. At that point, everyone assumed the main event would be a race to see who would finish behind Blaney.

When the green flag flew, it seemed that was exactly how the plot was going to play out. Randy Hannagan was giving a spirited chase and was soon joined by Greg Wilson and Christopher Bell, but deep in the pack, Abreu was on a mission.

He was out to spoil the Blaney streak and he made it very apparent. In some of the boldest moves seen in recent years around the high-banked one-half mile oval, Abreu set sail for the front.

At the end of one lap he was 7th, and within five laps was up to fifth. Two more laps passed and Abreu disposed of Bell and Wilson to move within inches of Hannagan in third.

The ensuing battle between Hannagan and Abreu allowed Blaney to open a sizeable lead. Five laps later Abreu shot past Hannagan and it was an all-out assault on Blaney. Putting his car within inches of the outer wall, Abrue reeled in Blaney and the duo put on a three-lap battle that held the crowd in awe. As the drivers did slide jobs on each other and peak speed, lapped traffic entered in to the mix it looked as if Blaney’s years of Eldora experience would give him the upper hand.

Abreu, in only his second season of racing at Eldora, did let that bother him. He was able to power past Blaney on lap 18 and despite a couple of close encounters in the closing stages, he was not to be denied.

He cruised to his first Eldora winged Sprint Car victory and the crowd erupted. Blaney crossed the line second, as Hannagan, Wilson and Ian Madsen completed the top five.

Hannagan and Wilson were unable to join the victory lane celebration as they immediately jumped behind the wheel of their NRA Sprint Invader entries to do yet another battle around Eldora.

When the green flag flew on their 20-lap chase, it was Hud Horton powering out front ahead of Butch Schroeder, Hannagan, Devon Dobie and Wilson. That lead was short-lived as former NRA champion Schroeder shot into the lead on lap 2 and began distancing himself ahead of the field.

One lap later, Hannagan also slid past Horton and his chase to the front was underway.

Not wanting to score another runner-up finish, Hannagan continually narrowed the gap between himself and the leader in the non-stop affair and just past the half-way mark, was able to move into the lead he was to hold to the finish.

Schroeder stayed within striking distance, but the night belonged to Hannagan. Crossing the line behind them were Dustin Daggett, Wilson and Ron Blair.

Closing out the night of all Sprint Car racing were the non-winged BOSS (Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series) as the focus shifted from speed to driving ability.

Referred to as ‘traditional’ sprints due their non-wing status, the 24-car field took to the high banks and in a completely different style of sideways racing through the turns.

Logan Jarrett took the lead at the green flag over Travis Hery, as Dallas Hewit and Derek Hastings joined in to make a four-car battle up front. Hery soon faded from the front as C.J. Leary was the next to post his challenge among the top four. At this point, Meseraull was mired in sixth spot.

As Jarrett slowly increased his lead, the cars behind him were stacking up in a four-wide battle around Eldora and swapping spots lap after lap. Mike Miller, who eventually claimed the BOSS 2014 championship title, soon through his cards into the mix and moved as high as third on lap six.

Hewitt broke free first and set sail after Jarrett, followed by Leary to set up a classic three-way war for top honors.

While those three were engaged in their battle, Meseraull slowly crept into the picture and within three laps went from fourth to the lead which he was able to hang on to, though the finish.

A late race caution flew for heat race winner Jarrett Andretti who stopped on the back stretch, but that failed to stop Meseraull’s momentum. Leary remained close through the checkered flag, as Hewitt, Jarrett and Miller fought their own battled to finish in that order and complete the top five.

With the completed the UNOH Sprintacular Eldora closed the books on its 61st consecutive season of racing.

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-ES-

All Star Sprint

TIME TRIALS - 1. 14K-Dale Blaney [12.990]; 2. 1ST-Gary Taylor [13.026]; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan [13.028]; 4. 53-Chris Bell [13.031]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [13.038]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu [13.081]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [13.183]; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs [13.206]; 9. 59-Dean Jacobs [13.208]; 10. 9W-Derek Hagar [13.241]; 11. 5T-Travis Philo [13.255]; 12. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [13.256]; 13. 4-Danny Smith [13.267]; 14. 21-D.j. Foos [13.279]; 15. 00-Jim Nier [13.283]; 16. 13-Mark Dobmeier [13.324]; 17. 71M-Paul May [13.379]; 18. 13M- Brandon Matus [13.398]; 19. 24H-Brandon Wimmer [13.399]; 20. 4T-Tyler Courtney [13.411]; 21. 6-Jac Haudenschild [13.461]; 22. 56R-Ryan Myers [13.465]; 23. 09-Chris Andrews [13.497]; 24. 9X-Rob Chaney [13.510]; 25. 55F-Taylor Ferns [13.559]; 26. 59X-Bryan Nuckles [13.606]; 27. 15MH-Mitch Harble [13.654]; 28. 2M-Dustin Daggett [13.738]; 29. 06-Brandy Bower [13.743]; 30. 59J-Kirk Jeffries [13.930]; 31. 99D-Joshua Davis [14.018]; 32. 37-Mark Coleman [14.147]; 33. 76-Davey Jones [14.468]; 34. 33-Brent Matus [14.659]; 35. 91-Cole Thomas [99.999]; 36. 84-Jimmy Stinson [99.999];

HEAT 1 - 1. 6-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 3. 59-Dean Jacobs [4]; 4. 14K-Dale Blaney [6]; 5. 4T-Tyler Courtney [2]; 6. 55F-Taylor Ferns [7]; 7. 06-Brandy Bower [8]; 8. 76-Davey Jones [9]; 9. 4-Danny Smith [DNF];

HEAT 2 - 1. 71M-Paul May [2]; 2. 1ST-Gary Taylor [6]; 3. 21-D.j. Foos [3]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [5]; 5. 9W-Derek Hagar [4]; 6. 59J-Kirk Jeffries [8]; 7. 59X-Bryan Nuckles [7]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [9]; 9. 56R-Ryan Myers [DNF];

HEAT 3 - 1. 11N-Randy Hannagan [6]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [5]; 3. 09-Chris Andrews [1]; 4. 00-Jim Nier [3]; 5. 13M- Brandon Matus [2]; 6. 5T-Travis Philo [4]; 7. 15MH-Mitch Harble [7]; 8. 99D-Joshua Davis [8]; 9. 84-Jimmy Stinson [DNS];

HEAT 4 - 1. 24H-Brandon Wimmer [2]; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 3. 13-Mark Dobmeier [3]; 4. 53-Chris Bell [6]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]; 6. 2M-Dustin Daggett [DNF]; 7. 9X-Rob Chaney [DNF]; 8. 37-Mark Coleman [DNS];

DASH - 1. 14K-Dale Blaney [3]; 2. 11N-Randy Hannagan [2]; 3. 53-Chris Bell [1]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 6. 1ST-Gary Taylor [6];

B-FEATURE - 1. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 2. 2M-Dustin Daggett [8]; 3. 55F-Taylor Ferns [5]; 4. 4-Danny Smith [2]; 5. 15MH-Mitch Harble [7]; 6. 59X-Bryan Nuckles [6]; 7. 99D-Joshua Davis [11]; 8. 06-Brandy Bower [9]; 9. 59J-Kirk Jeffries [10]; 10. 33-Brent Matus [DNF]; 11. 76-Davey Jones [DNF]; 12. 56R-Ryan Myers [DNF]; 13. 9X-Rob Chaney [DNS]; 14. 37-Mark Coleman [DNS]; 15. 84-Jimmy Stinson [DNS];

A FEATURE - 1. 24-Rico Abreu [5]; 2. 14K-Dale Blaney [1]; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan [2]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [4]; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [7]; 6. 53-Chris Bell [3]; 7. 09-Chris Andrews [22]; 8. 5T-Travis Philo [11]; 9. 4-Danny Smith [13]; 10. 59-Dean Jacobs [9]; 11. 21-D.j. Foos [14]; 12. 24H-Brandon Wimmer [20]; 13. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [12]; 14. 00-Jim Nier [15]; 15. 6-Jac Haudenschild [21]; 16. 71M-Paul May [18]; 17. 9W-Derek Hagar [10]; 18. 4T-Tyler Courtney [17]; 19. 55F-Taylor Ferns [23]; 20. 13-Mark Dobmeier [DNF]; 21. 13M- Brandon Matus [DNF]; 22. 2M-Dustin Daggett [DNF]; 23. 1ST-Gary Taylor [DNF]; 24. 81-Lee Jacobs [DNF];

NRA Sprint

TIME TRIALS - 1. 22H-Randy Hannagan [14.154]; 2. 2M-Dustin Daggett [14.235]; 3. 20B-Butch Schroeder [14.326]; 4. 6S-Greg Wilson [14.355]; 5. 23-Devon Dobie [14.363]; 6. 28H-Hud Horton [14.434]; 7. 11-Tim Allison [14.438]; 8. 35-Ron Blair [14.447]; 9. 10B-Mitch Brown [14.454]; 10. 4A-Jon Agan [14.468]; 11. 83-Kyle Sauder [14.505]; 12. 6M-Max Stambaugh [14.686]; 13. 49-Shawn Dancer [14.688]; 14. 3R-Shane Ross [14.736]; 15. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr [14.759]; 16. 17-Jared Horstman [14.776]; 17. 33M-Beau Stewart [14.801]; 18. 15-Brandon Ferguson [14.833]; 19. 23P-Nick Patterson [14.854]; 20. 19-Jimmy Snead [14.873]; 21. 12R-Nick Roberts [14.942]; 22. 1H-Luke Hall [14.958]; 23. 38-Dennis Wagner [14.993]; 24. 23G-Joe Geibe [14.997]; 25. 4K-Chris Davis [16.213];

HEAT 1 - 1. 49-Shawn Dancer [2]; 2. 17-Jared Horstman [1]; 3. 22H-Randy Hannagan [6]; 4. 11-Tim Allison [4]; 5. 6S-Greg Wilson [5]; 6. 4A-Jon Agan [3]; 7. 23P-Nick Patterson [7]; 8. 4K-Chris Davis [9]; 9. 1H-Luke Hall [DNF];

HEAT 2 - 1. 83-Kyle Sauder [3]; 2. 2M-Dustin Daggett [6]; 3. 33M-Beau Stewart [1]; 4. 35-Ron Blair [4]; 5. 23-Devon Dobie [5]; 6. 38-Dennis Wagner [8]; 7. 3R-Shane Ross [2]; 8. 19-Jimmy Snead [DNF];

HEAT 3 - 1. 6M-Max Stambaugh [3]; 2. 20B-Butch Schroeder [6]; 3. 28H-Hud Horton [5]; 4. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr [2]; 5. 10B-Mitch Brown [4]; 6. 15-Brandon Ferguson [1]; 7. 12R-Nick Roberts [7]; 8. 23G-Joe Geibe [8];

B-FEATURE - 1. 4A-Jon Agan [1]; 2. 12R-Nick Roberts [6]; 3. 15-Brandon Ferguson [3]; 4. 3R-Shane Ross [2]; 5. 23G-Joe Geibe [9]; 6. 4K-Chris Davis [10]; 7. 38-Dennis Wagner [DNF]; 8. 23P-Nick Patterson [DNF]; 9. 19-Jimmy Snead [DNF]; 10. 1H-Luke Hall [DNS];

A FEATURE - 1. 22H-Randy Hannagan [6]; 2. 20B-Butch Schroeder [4]; 3. 2M-Dustin Daggett [5]; 4. 6S-Greg Wilson [3]; 5. 35-Ron Blair [8]; 6. 28H-Hud Horton [1]; 7. 10B-Mitch Brown [9]; 8. 23-Devon Dobie [2]; 9. 11-Tim Allison [7]; 10. 4A-Jon Agan [16]; 11. 83-Kyle Sauder [10]; 12. 6M-Max Stambaugh [11]; 13. 49-Shawn Dancer [12]; 14. 17-Jared Horstman [14]; 15. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr [13]; 16. 3R-Shane Ross [19]; 17. 12R-Nick Roberts [17]; 18. 23G-Joe Geibe [DNF]; 19. 15-Brandon Ferguson [DNF]; 20. 33M-Beau Stewart [DNF];

BOSS Non-Winged Sprint Cars

HEAT 1 - 1. 18M-Thomas Meseraull [3]; 2. 32M-Derek Hastings [4]; 3. 1M-Mike Moore [5]; 4. 3-Joe Butera [1]; 5. 53-Steve Little [7]; 6. 78-Adam Byrkett [9]; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore [6]; 8. 97F-Andy Fike [8]; 9. 6RR-Joe Ligouri [2];

HEAT 2 - 1. 57B-Brandon Spithaler [4]; 2. 82M-Mike Miller [7]; 3. 320-Bill Rose [9]; 4. 74-Jt Stapp [8]; 5. 24M-Adam Miller [1]; 6. 2DI-Dustin Ingle [3]; 7. 11X-David Applegate [DNS]; 8. 15-Brandon Whited [DNS]; 9. 41H-Jason Holt [DNS];

HEAT 3 - 1. 30-C.j. Leary [9]; 2. 40-Justin Grant [5]; 3. 77-Dustin Smith [2]; 4. 401K-Travis Berryhill [7]; 5. 17-Nick Bilbee [1]; 6. 83-Adam Cruea [4]; 7. 23S-Kyle Simon [6]; 8. 24P-Tyler Hewitt [3]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [DNS];

HEAT 4 - 1. 18-Jarett Andretti [5]; 2. 4-Michael Fischesser [1]; 3. 54-Matt Westfall [7]; 4. 5J-Joss Moffatt [2]; 5. 63-Huston Hewitt [4]; 6. 91X-Aaron Middaugh [8]; 7. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh [3]; 8. 59J-Kirk Jeffries [6]; 9. 14W-Chad Wilson [9];

HEAT 5 - 1. 22S-Dallas Hewitt [7]; 2. 21-Travis Hery [4]; 3. 26-Justin Owens [3]; 4. 12W-Kent Walter [9]; 5. 58-Jamie Fredrickson [1]; 6. 4U-Devon Huff [6]; 7. 2M-Max Mcghee [2]; 8. 7X-Evan Gindling [DNF]; 9. 4T-Josh Turner [DNS];

HEAT 6 - 1. 24-Landon Simon [2]; 2. 29-Logan Jarrett [6]; 3. 9N-Luke Hall [5]; 4. 0-Steve Irwin [3]; 5. 31-Chuck Wilson [8]; 6. 5-Bob Mcmillin [4]; 7. 48-Mike Burkin [1]; 8. 5S-Mark Silva [7];

B-FEATURE 1 - 1. 401K-Travis Berryhill [3]; 2. 17-Nick Bilbee [6]; 3. 53-Steve Little [4]; 4. 83-Adam Cruea [9]; 5. 24M-Adam Miller [5]; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore [10]; 7. 3-Joe Butera [1]; 8. 24P-Tyler Hewitt [15]; 9. 78-Adam Byrkett [7]; 10. 23S-Kyle Simon [12]; 11. 2DI-Dustin Ingle [8]; 12. 33-Brent Matus [17]; 13. 97F-Andy Fike [13]; 14. 74-Jt Stapp [DNF]; 15. 11X-David Applegate [DNF]; 16. 15-Brandon Whited [DNF]; 17. 41H-Jason Holt [DNF]; 18. 6RR-Joe Ligouri [DNS];

B-FEATURE 2 - 1. 12W-Kent Walter [2]; 2. 0-Steve Irwin [3]; 3. 5J-Joss Moffatt [1]; 4. 63-Huston Hewitt [4]; 5. 31-Chuck Wilson [6]; 6. 91X-Aaron Middaugh [7]; 7. 14W-Chad Wilson [16]; 8. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh [10]; 9. 5-Bob Mcmillin [9]; 10. 48-Mike Burkin [12]; 11. 59J-Kirk Jeffries [13]; 12. 5S-Mark Silva [15]; 13. 2M-Max Mcghee [11]; 14. 4U-Devon Huff [8]; 15. 58-Jamie Fredrickson [DNF]; 16. 7X-Evan Gindling [DNF]; 17. 4T-Josh Turner [DNF];

A FEATURE - 1. 18M-Thomas Meseraull [8]; 2. 30-C.j. Leary [6]; 3. 22S-Dallas Hewitt [3]; 4. 29-Logan Jarrett [1]; 5. 82M-Mike Miller [9]; 6. 4-Michael Fischesser [10]; 7. 57B-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 8. 320-Bill Rose [14]; 9. 0-Steve Irwin [22]; 10. 54-Matt Westfall [16]; 11. 32M-Derek Hastings [4]; 12. 77-Dustin Smith [15]; 13. 12W-Kent Walter [20]; 14. 17-Nick Bilbee [21]; 15. 5J-Joss Moffatt [24]; 16. 9N-Luke Hall [18]; 17. 26-Justin Owens [17]; 18. 18-Jarett Andretti [5]; 19. 21-Travis Hery [2]; 20. 1M-Mike Moore [13]; 21. 53-Steve Little [23]; 22. 24-Landon Simon [DNF]; 23. 401K-Travis Berryhill [DNF]; 24. 40-Justin Grant [DNF];

 

 

Valvoline Raceway

Sprintcar Association Of NSW, Track Championship Round 2.

TIME TRIALS – 1. Jamie Veal, 35V, 12.381 ; 2. Jordyn Brazier, 21Q, 12.391; 3. Toby Bell Bowen, 70N, 12.647; 4. Warren Ferguson, 32N, 12.680; 5. Jeremy Cross, 39N, 12.699; 6. Max Dumesny, 5V, 12.702; 7. Danny Reidy, 5NQ, 12.766; 8. Trevor Green, 11N, 12.773; 9. Matt Dumesny, 57V, 12.784; 10. Max Johnston, 38N, 12.794; 11. Marty Perovich, 17C, 12.796; 12. Ben Atkinson, 2N, 12.798; 13. Sam Walsh, 92N, 12.867; 14. Grant Tunks, 54N, 12.890; 15. Darryl Campbell, 28N, 12.896; 16. Roddy Bell Bowen, 7N, 12.932; 17. Robbie Farr, 7Q, 12.979; 18. Alex Orr, 43N, 13.016; 19. Ryan Davis, 95V, 13.035; 20. Kelly Linigen, 25N, 13.077; 21. Jimmy Matchett, 88N, 13.124; 22. James Thompson, 22N, 13.149; 23. Matt Jackson, 75N, 13.164; 24. Garry Rooke, 42N, 13.217; 25. Daniel Harding, 12W, 13.316; 26. Luke Nash, 84V, 13.325; 27. Steve Caunt, 9N, 13.339; 28. Dylan Jenkin, 51S, 13.352; 29. Andrew Wright, 78N, 13.360; 30. Brad Ayres, 11Q, 13.364; 31. Matt Young, 44N, 13.399; 32. Guy Stanshall, 18N, 13.452; 33. Michael Saller, 56N, 13.539; 34. Daniel Needham, 95N, 13.569; 35. Matthew Thomas, 45N, 13.645; 36. Jason Pryde, 51Q; 13.661. 37. Sean Dyson, 99N, 13.701; 38. Jackson Delamont, 48N, 13.773; 39. Kyle Caunt, 8N, 13.871; 40. Blake Skipper, 24N, 13.895; 41. Daniel Sayre, 3N, 13.948; 42. Terry Kelly, 37S, 13.949; 43. Bruce White, 96N, 14.051; 44. Mark Attard, 52N, 14.099; 45. Jason Davis, 31N, 14.116; 46. Brendan Scorgie, 57C, 14.158; 47. Seb Johnston, 80N, 14.196; 48. Lachlan Abbott, 18N, 14.214; 49. Gary Hann, 19C, 14.470; 50. Kim Becker, 55N, 15.524.

HEAT 1: (10 laps) 1. R Farr, 2. R Bell Bowen, 3. J Veal, 4. T Green, 5. Matt Dumesny, 6. D Harding, 7. L Nash, 8. D Needham, 9. J Delamont, 10. M Attard, 11. B Ayres, 12. M Jackson, 13. L Abbott. 2:14.524.

HEAT 2: (10 laps) 1. M Johnston, 2. G Rooke, 3. D Reidy, 4. A Orr, 5. J Brazier, 6. D Campbell, 7. M Young, 8. K Caunt, 9. M Thomas, 10. S Caunt, 11. D Sayre, (DNF) J Davis, (DNF) G Hann. NT.

HEAT 3: (10 laps) 1. J Thompson, 2. G Tunks, 3. M Perovich, 4. Max Du mesny, 5. T Bell Bowen, 6. R Davis, 7. D Jenkin, 8. B Skipper, 9. J Pryde, 10. G Stanshall, 11. S Johnston, 12. T Kelly. 2:18.047.

HEAT 4: (10 laps) 1. B Atkinson, 2. J Cross, 3. W Ferguson, 4. K Linigen, 5. S Walsh, 6. J Matchett, 7. A Wright, 8. B White, 9. K Becker. 10. M Saller, 11. B Scorgie, 12. (DNF) S Dyson. 2:20.600.

C MAIN: (10 Laps) 1. J Delamont, 2. K Caunt, 3. S Dyson, 4. B Skipper, 5. D Sayre, 6. M Attard, 7. S Johnston, 8. K Becker, 9. L Abbott, 10. G Hann, 11. B White, 12. J Davis, (DNF) T Kelly. NT.

DASH 1: ( 6 Laps ) 1. J Veal, 2. J Cross, 3. D Reidy, 4. T Bell Bowen, 5. R Farr, 6. M Johnston. 1:24.965.

DASH 2. ( 6 Laps ) 1. J Brazier, 2. Max Dumesny, 3. B Atkinson, 4. W Ferguson, 5. T Green, 6. J Thompson. 1:29.697.

B MAIN: ( 15 laps) 1. D Campbell, 2. R Davis, 3. A Wright, 4. D Harding, 5. M Young, 6. G Stanshall. 7. S Caunt, 8. J Delamont, 9. B Ayres, 10. J Pryde, 11. M Jackson, 12. L Nash, 13. M Saller, 14. M Thomas, 15. K Caunt, 16. J Matchett, (DNF) D Needham, (EXC) D Jenkin. NT.

A MAIN: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Jamie Veal (1), 2. Ben Atkinson (6), 3. Danny Reidy (5), 4. Max Dumesny (4), 5. Robbie Farr (9), 6. Matt Dumesny (13), 7. James Thompson (12), 8. Jeremy Cross (3), 9. Marty Perovich (14), 10. Trevor Green (10), 11. Toby Bell Bowen (7), 12. Darryl Campbell (17), 13. Andrew Wright (24), 14. Sam Walsh (15), 15. Daniel Harding (23), 16. Kelly Linigen (21), 17. Grant Tunks (16), 18. Alex Orr (19), 19. Ryan Davis (20), 20. Garry Rooke (22), (DNF) Max Johnston (11), (DNF) Jordyn Brazier (2), (DNF) Warren Ferguson (8), (DNF) Roddy Bell Bowen (18). NT.

A MAIN LAP LEADERS: Laps 1 - 30 Jamie Veal.

FASTEST LAP: Lap 30, Robbie Farr 14.592.

 

 

 Waynesfield Raceway Park

October 10, 2014 RACE RESULTS 2nd Annual Harvest of Sprints

K+L Ready Mix 360 Sprint Cars (25 Cars) [#]-Starting Position Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 6M-Max Stambaugh[1] 2. B20-Butch Schroeder[2] 3. 22H-Randy Hannagan[5] 4. 10-Mitch Brown[4] 5. 4S-Danny Smith[8] 6. 2M-Dustin Daggett[7] 7. 35-Ron Blair[6] 8. 9W-Derek Hagar[3]

Heat 2 - Biggies Coast 2 Coast (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 11-Tim Allison[1] 2. 6S-Greg Willson[4] 3. 83-Kyle Sauder[2] 4. 12J-Tyler Moore[3] 5. 23-Devon Dobie[8] 6. 28H-Hud Horton[5] 7. 5W-Jeff Williams[7] 8. 4K-Kris Davis[6]

Heat 3 - Texas Roadhouse (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 55F-Taylor Ferns[1] 2. 4-John Agan[4] 3. 12-Nick Roberts[2] 4. 33M-Beau Stewart[5] 5. 49-Shawn Dancer[6] 6. 11R-Chase Ridenhour[8] 7. 17-Jared Horstman[7] 8. 38-Dennis Wagner[9] 9. 22R-Kevin Roberts[3]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 22H-Randy Hannagan[4] 2. 6S-Greg Willson[6] 3. 10-Mitch Brown[1] 4. 4-John Agan[5] 5. 83-Kyle Sauder[3] 6. 9W-Derek Hagar[22] 7. B20-Butch Schroeder[7] 8. 28H-Hud Horton[17] 9. 17-Jared Horstman[21] 10. 35-Ron Blair[19] 11. 6M-Max Stambaugh[10] 12. 12-Nick Roberts[2] 13. 12J-Tyler Moore[11] 14. 49-Shawn Dancer[15] 15. 4S-Danny Smith[13] 16. 11R-Chase Ridenhour[18] 17. 33M-Beau Stewart[12] 18. 2M-Dustin Daggett[16] 19. 22R-Kevin Roberts[25] 20. 4K-Kris Davis[23] 21. 11-Tim Allison[9] 22. 23-Devon Dobie[14] 23. 5W-Jeff Williams[20] 24. 38-Dennis Wagner[24] 25. 55F-Taylor Ferns[8] Hard Charger: 9W-Derek Hagar[+16]

K+L Ready Mix Non Wing Sprint Cars (44 Cars) [#]-Starting Position Heat 1 - Thirsty's Beaverdam + Kalida (8 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 11D-Dave Darland[2] 2. 54-Matt Westfall[3] 3. 2B-Mike Dunlap[4] 4. 4P-Scotty Weir[6] 5. 29-Logan Jarret[9] 6. 14W-Chad Wilson[8] 7. 77-Austin Prock[5] 8. 96-Riley VanHise[1] 9. 18A-Jarret Andretti[7]

Heat 2 - Eagle Chassis (8 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 14-Cooper Clouse[4] 2. 12G-Chris Gurley[8] 3. 5S-Mark Silva[2] 4. 69R-Brian Gross[9] 5. 12-Kent Wolters[1] 6. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[3] 7. 68-Tyler Gunn[5] 8. 53-Steve Little[6]

Heat 3 - Maxim Chassis (8 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 82-Mike Miller[1] 2. 9N-Luke Hall[2] 3. 24-Landon Simon[3] 4. 40-Justin Grant[6] 5. 5A-Toby Alfrey[7] 6. 31-Chuck Wilson[4] 7. 63-Huston Hewitt[9] 8. 7M-Brandon Moore[8] 9. O1-Derrek Hammond[5]

Heat 4 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 2I-Dustin Ingle[1] 2. 30-CJ Leary[5] 3. 21-Travis Hery[4] 4. O-Steve Irwin[7] 5. 401K-Travis Berryhill[8] 6. 87-Paul Dues[2] 7. 32M-Derek Hastings[9] 8. 25B-Mark Blausey[6] 9. 17-Kevin Myers[3]

Heat 5 - Lima Powder Coating (8 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 18X-Thomas Meserawll[3] 2. 2M-Max McGhee[2] 3. 18TK-Todd Keen[5] 4. 24L-Lee Underwood[8] 5. 14C-Andy Conley[6] 6. 23S-Kyle Simon[7] 7. 1M-Mike Moore[1] 8. 42-Conner Donelson[4]

B-Main #1 - (10 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 40-Justin Grant[2] 2. 401K-Travis Berryhill[5] 3. 4P-Scotty Weir[1] 4. 24L-Lee Underwood[3] 5. 14W-Chad Wilson[6] 6. 23S-Kyle Simon[8] 7. 68-Tyler Gunn[9] 8. 42-Conner Donelson[13] 9. 32M-Derek Hastings[10] 10. 22S-Dallas Hewitt[15] 11. 31-Chuck Wilson[7] 12. 7M-Brandon Moore[12] 13. O1-Derrek Hammond[14] 14. 96-Riley VanHise[11] 15. 12-Kent Wolters[4]

B-Main #2 - (10 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 29-Logan Jarret[3] 2. O-Steve Irwin[2] 3. 5A-Toby Alfrey[4] 4. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[6] 5. 87-Paul Dues[7] 6. 77-Austin Prock[8] 7. 1M-Mike Moore[10] 8. 25B-Mark Blausey[12] 9. 63-Huston Hewitt[9] 10. 69R-Brian Gross[1] 11. 14C-Andy Conley[5] 12. 53-Steve Little[11]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 11D-Dave Darland[8] 2. 82-Mike Miller[6] 3. 54-Matt Westfall[3] 4. 18X-Thomas Meserawll[4] 5. 2B-Mike Dunlap[11] 6. 401K-Travis Berryhill[18] 7. 9N-Luke Hall[1] 8. 12G-Chris Gurley[2] 9. 30-CJ Leary[9] 10. 2M-Max McGhee[10] 11. 2I-Dustin Ingle[5] 12. 24-Landon Simon[13] 13. 4P-Scotty Weir[20] 14. O-Steve Irwin[19] 15. 29-Logan Jarret[17] 16. 5S-Mark Silva[12] 17. 21-Travis Hery[14] 18. 5A-Toby Alfrey[21] 19. 18TK-Todd Keen[15] 20. 14-Cooper Clouse[7] 21. 40-Justin Grant[16] Hard Charger: 401K-Travis Berryhill[+12]

Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints (21 Cars) [#]-Starting Position Heat 1 - Dales Concrete (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. OO-Michael Helterbran[2] 2. 5J-Jake Hesson[3] 3. 17-Darin Collin[1] 4. 28K-Ron Kimmel[4] 5. 39-Cole Roberson[6] 6. 65-Chris Bounds[7] 7. 28J-Jody Martin[5] Heat 2 - Valvoline Inst Oil Change (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 44-Ron Coleman[4] 2. 81H-Anthony Haas[2] 3. 22-Gunnar Lucius[3] 4. 55-Rob Winks[5] 5. 42-Ty Tilton[7] 6. 50-Craig Stower[1] 7. 63-Rick Irwin[6] Heat 3 - Hoosier tires (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 28H-Rod Henning[2] 2. 66-Chase Dunham[1] 3. 14G-Nick Daughrtey[4] 4. 14-Gary Campbell[3] 5. IVO-Andrew Heitkamp[6] 6. 11-Corey Bedwell[5] 7. 4X-Bradley Ashford[7] A-Main - (20 Laps) 1. 14G-Nick Daughrtey[1] 2. OO-Michael Helterbran[9] 3. 28H-Rod Henning[7] 4. 81H-Anthony Haas[5] 5. 28K-Ron Kimmel[10] 6. 11-Corey Bedwell[18] 7. 28J-Jody Martin[19] 8. 4X-Bradley Ashford[21] 9. IVO-Andrew Heitkamp[15] 10. 66-Chase Dunham[4] 11. 63-Rick Irwin[20] 12. 22-Gunnar Lucius[2] 13. 17-Darin Collin[3] 14. 44-Ron Coleman[8] 15. 5J-Jake Hesson[6] 16. 14-Gary Campbell[12] 17. 39-Cole Roberson[13] 18. 42-Ty Tilton[14] DNS. 55-Rob Winks DNS. 65-Chris Bounds DNS. 50-Craig Stower Hard Charger: 4X-Bradley Ashford[+13]

 

Virginia Sprint Series Race #16

Saturday October 4th 2014 Shenandoah Speedway Shenandoah, Va. IMCA RaceSaver Mid-Atlantic Division Brian Lawson Fly’s High on the Mountain

On a cool fall evening Brian Lawson used a high line move taking over the top spot and hold on for his third win of the year. Heat races kicked off the night of fast pavement racing for the winged sprinters with French Grimes and Brian Lawson winning those before it was off to the feature. Chris Ware and Anthony Linkenhoker paced the field with Linkenhoker out first and looking strong, Lawson was showing speed early getting around Ware chasing Anthony. Laps were clicking away with Jerald Harris and Tony Harris now part of the top four. Lap twelve was a rough one for French Grimes as debris cut a right front tire causing him to pound the concrete wall in turn one. At the green Linenhoker took off but Lawson got going a little better on the restart and the next lap he was around to top side and in to the lead. Jerald Harris was moving in as Tony Harris was fading. Jerald Harris made his way to second and with five to go the fight at the front was on. Harris tried every line the top side and getting to the inside but Lawson was on the white line and was not going to give it up as he held on and flashed under the waving checkered flag. At the line it was Brian Lawson, Jerald Harris, Tom Humphries, Anthony Linkenhoker, Ryan Price, Chris Ware, Carl Simmonds, Charlie Ware, Tony Harris, French Grimes and Billy Norfleet. Next Week it’s back to Shenandoah Speedway on Saturday October 11th for the season closing event. Thanks for your support Jim Haines Virginia Sprint Series IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series

 

Cherokee Speedway

GAFFNEY, S.C. – Harrisburg, North Carolina native Tony Grams locked up the 2014 Carolina RaceSaver 305 Sprint Car Series (CRSCS) championship in style on Saturday night at Cherokee Speedway – by taking the checkered flag in addition to the title hardware.

Grams took advantage of Jake McLain’s misfortune to take the lead when the latter broke coming to complete lap 14, then held on following two caution flags inside the final five laps to notch his eighth CRSCS win of 2014, after only needing to start the season-ending 20-lap feature to clinch his first series championship.

Grams led the opening lap from the pole position before McLain powered past in turn two to lead the next twelve laps before being bitten by his mechanical gremlins. McLain was able to make it to the infield, but a slowing Matt Hope on the next lap drew the caution at lap 15.

A second caution at lap 15 flew when Scott Lawrence, driving Mike Leraas’ backup car, looped his machine in turn four. The yellow was no consequence to Grams, however, who took off on the final restart and never looked back.

RaceSaver rookie Greg Smyre, from Hickory, North Carolina finished second, tying his career-best CRSS feature finish, and Mt. Ulla, North Carolina veteran Bill Moore completed the podium in the third spot.

Bobby Komisarski and Scott Lawrence rounded out the top five – the final cars on the lead lap at the finish.

Grams also won the RaceSaver First Heat over Mike Leraas, and Lawrence held off Jake McLain for the win in the RaceSaver Second Heat.

With the conclusion of the 2014 season, the Carolina RaceSaver Sprint Series looks toward the 2015 season, and a full schedule of events will be announced during the offseason.

RESULTS: Carolina RaceSaver 305 Sprint Car Series; Cherokee Speedway; October 4, 2014

RaceSaver First Heat: Tony Grams, Mike Leraas, Greg Smyre, Matt Hope, Dave Thorman, Sonny Stroud (DNS).

RaceSaver Second Heat: Scott Lawrence, Jake McLain, Bill Moore, Bobby Komisarski, Darren Hasty.

Carolina RaceSaver 305 Sprint Car Series at Cherokee Speedway Main Event: 20-laps

1. #22 – Tony Grams, 2. #87 – Greg Smyre, Hickory, NC 3. #06 – Bill Moore, Mt. Ulla, NC 4. #17 – Bobby Komisarski, 5. #77S – Scott Lawrence, 6. #77 – Mike Leraas, Kernersville, NC 7. #12 – Darren Hasty, 8. #5 – Dave Thorman, Greenville, SC 9. #28H – Matt Hope, York, SC 10. #67 – Jake McLain, Indian Trail, NC 11. #5S – Sonny Stroud, Marietta, SC (DNS)

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SODS Champion Crowned, Seven Features Heat up Plymouth Speedway

By: Anita Soltis

(Plymouth, IN) The Sprints on Dirt Series (SODS) has a 2014 champion and seven classes of cars took to the track on a chilly Northern Indiana evening for a wild night of racing.

The Super Modifieds hadn’t been at the Playground of Power in about forty years, but they proved that they still can make some noise. The caution-free feature found an early battle for the lead for the front row starters, Brent Eberle and Bill Layton. They had a rough time staying in those spots, especially with the car that Dave Gross had. Gross started next to last and made up a lot of ground to take over the top spot by lap six. It was smooth sailing for Gross after that with Tommy Hathaway picking up the second spot and Jim Hubbard in third. Hubbard also came from the back to place in the top three.

The SODS had a tough points battle for the lead with Ryan Ruhl and Dustin Daggett and this was the final race to determine the champion. Ruhl had come into this race 12 points ahead of Daggett and Ruhl would fight early to keep it that way. Ruhl started on the outside pole while Daggett started eighth. Ruhl took the early lead in the race and Daggett slowly made this way to fifth by the fifth lap. It appeared that Ruhl had the handle on this race until two lapped cars got into trouble in front of him and collected him in a three car pileup in turn one about halfway through the 25-lap contest. Ruhl would quickly get to the pits to make repairs, but he would restart the race at the tail. By this time, Rico Abreu had moved up the field from starting tenth and was poised to make a move. Scotty Thiel would go to the point after the caution but he and Jim Lingar would get jumbled up in between turns three and four which handed over the lead to Abreu. By that time, only four laps were left in the race and Abreu was able to keep the lead and took home the trophy. Shawn Dancer finished second and Dustin Daggett was third. Ruhl finished eighth.

Dustin Daggett was crowned the 2014 SODS champion - his fifth championship in the series.

The Dickies Restaurant 600 Sprints feature found a new winner. Eric Saunders started on the pole and kept that lead through the entire event to collect his first feature win in his sprint car career. Sam Kimmel, Chad Hartzell and Nick Yoder were vying for positions behind him. Yoder moved into the second spot early while Kimmel moved to third. That’s how the running order stayed throughout most of the feature, even through two caution situations.

Travis Wolford won his heat race and he was looking for a win in the Super Street feature. He and Jerrad Krick started on the front row and battled for the top spot. Wolford quickly went to the front and didn’t look back. David Short moved his way through traffic to get to the second spot by lap 10. A caution came out which bunched up the field and gave Short a chance to go for the lead. He would give it a good try with two laps to go but couldn’t make the pass. Wolford won the race with Short in second and Jerrad Krick in third.

The Swan Lake Resorts UMP Modifieds put on a great show with a new face in Victory Lane. Darren Wireman was the early leader but found himself in the outside wall after coming into contact with Todd Sherman after a couple of laps. Josh Scott then battled side by side with Derek Losh for clean air after the caution and would get the lead after a couple of intense laps. Losh would tuck in behind Scott while Todd Sherman would round out the top three. That’s how they raced and placed for the rest of the quick 20-lap feature.

The Thunder Stock division saw a little more action with a green-white-checkered finish. Jim Henson jumped to the lead early but couldn’t hold off Bryce Shidler. By lap three, the pair battled side by side for two laps before Shidler took over the lead. Two quick cautions happened after Shidler took the lead on lap five but it wouldn’t slow him down. Shidler, Henson and Eric Brown, who started sixth, bunched up on the restart on lap eight and were all looking for the lead. Shidler had a solid lead by lap 10. Brown continued to battle Henson for the second spot but couldn’t get enough speed to make a pass. On the last lap of the feature, a caution came out for a blown motor which set up a three lap dash. Shidler was able to keep his lead and Eric Brown tried again to get second from Henson but ran out of race. Shidler picked up the win with Henson in second and Brown in third.

The final feature of the night showcased the Cyber Stock division. Four drivers took a wild ride on the first lap coming out of turn three which caused a red flag. One driver was evaluated for minor injuries. When the race went green, a tire came off the No. 85 driven by Richard Loraft which caused another quick caution. While all of this was happening, Ryan Lagestee enjoyed the race lead. That would only last until Guy Sutton caught up to him by lap seven. Eryn Hartz tried to take second from Lagestee but couldn’t make the pass once the checkered flag flew. Guy Sutton won the race with Lagestee in second and Eryn Hartz rounding out the top three.

It’s a big night of racing on Saturday, Oct. 11 with the Lane Automotive 50 Race of Champions, presented by All Star Performance, Cometic Gasket, Inc., and JE Pistons with K1 Technologies. Come on Friday with track action beginning at 7:15 p.m. Racing on Saturday starts at 7 p.m. ET. Don’t miss the final race of the year at the Playground of Power!

For more information, visit www.plymouthspeedway.net.

 

 

Valvoline Raceway

Sprintcar Association Of NSW, Track Championship Round 1. Brian Healey 410 Sprintcar Cup.

TIME TRIALS – 1. Max Johnston, 38N, 12.314 ; 2. Robbie Farr, 7Q, 12.353; 3. Toby Bell Bowen, 70N, 12.367; 4. Roddy Bell Bowen, 7N, 12.379; 5. Kelly Linigen, 25N, 12.410; 6. Jamie Veal, 35V, 12.459; 7. Danny Reidy, 5NQ, 12.459; 8. Trevor Green, 11N, 12.549; 9. Ben Atkinson, 2N, 12.585; 10. Jordyn Brazier, 21Q, 12.590; 11. Paul Jeffrey, 12N, 12.666; 12. Marty Perovich, 17C, 12.679; 13. Warren Ferguson, 32N, 12.699; 14. James Thompson, 22N, 12.703; 15. Darryl Campbell, 28N, 12.714; 16. Jeremy Cross, 39N, 12.791; 17. Jack Lee, 25V, 12.811; 18. Jackson Delamont, 48N, 12.827; 19. Steve Caunt, 9N, 12.856; 20. Ryan Davis, 95V, 12.883; 21. Peter Gordon, 14N, 12.927; 22. Max Dumesny, 5V, 12.973; 23. Andrew Wright, 78N, 12.991; 24. Jimmy Matchett, 88N, 13.005; 25. Mark Attard, 52N, 13.020; 26. Michael Saller, 56N, 13.021; 27. Matt Dumesny, 57V, 13.041; 28. Glen Sutherland, 20S, 13.046; 29. Kyle Caunt, 8N, 13.050; 30. Sam Walsh, 92N, 13.069; 31. Grant Tunks, 54N, 13.088; 32. Michael Jordan, 34N, 13.095; 33. Daniel Needham, 95N, 13.118; 34. Troy Little, 98N, 13.118; 35. Brad Ayers, 11Q, 13.133; 36. Jeff Lawler, 41N; 13.162. 37. Sean Dyson, 99N, 13.221; 38. Jason Pryde, 51Q, 13.261; 39. Alex Orr, 43N, 13.268; 40. Garry Rooke, 42N, 13.282; 41. Daniel Harding, 12W, 13.359; 42. Blake Skipper, 24N, 13.383; 43. Shane Sheedy, 64N, 13.472; 44. Luke Nash, 84V, 13.553; 45. Dean Thomas, 5N, 13.566; 46. Brendan Scorgie, 57C, 13.643; 47. Daniel Sayre, 3N, 13.669; 48. Matt Jackson, 75N, 13.681; 49. Lachlan Abbott, 16N, 13.816; 50. Seb Johnston, 80N, 13.939; 51. Brendan Rallings, 65N, 14.552; 52. Jason Davis, 31N, 14.783; 53. Terry Kelly, 37S, 14.851; 54. Matthew Thomas, 45N, 19.157.

NON QUAL: (8 laps) 1. L Abbott, 2. M Thomas, 3. B Rallings, 4. T Kelly, (DNF) J Davis, EXC S Johnston. 1:53.964.

HEAT 1: (10 laps) 1. J Lee, 2. B Atkinson, 3. T Green, 4. M Johnston, 5. J Matchett, 6. J Cross, 7. D Harding, 8. M Attard, 9. K Caunt, (DNF) S Dyson, (DNF) D Thomas, (DNF) D Needham. NT.

HEAT 2: (10 laps) 1. R Farr, 2. A Wright, 3. J Brazier, 4. D Reidy, 5. J Delamont, 6. D Campbell, 7. T Little, 8. B Skipper, 9. B Saller, 10. B Scorgie, (DNF) J Pryde. NT.

HEAT 3: (10 laps) 1. S Caunt, 2. J\Max Dumesny, 3. J Veal, 4. J Thompson, 5. T Bell Bowen, 6. Matt Dumesny, 7. P Jeffrey, 8. S Sheedy, 9. A Orr, 10. B Ayres, 11. D Sayre, (DNF) G Tunks. 2:12.795.

HEAT 4: (10 laps) 1. R Davis, 2. P Gordon, 3. W Ferguson, 4. M Perovich, 5. R Bell Bowen, 6. K Linigen, 7. G Sutherland, 8. G Rooke, 9. L Nash. 10. M Jordan, 11. J Lawler, 12. M Jackson. NT.

C MAIN: (10 Laps) 1. G Rooke, 2. S Dyson, 3. D Harding, 4. A Orr, 5. L Nash, 6. S Sheedy, 7. B Skipper, 8. M Thomas, 9. S Johnston, 10. B Scorgie, 11. L Abbott, 12. M Jackson, 13. B Rallings. NT.

B MAIN: ( 15 laps) 1. D Campbell, 2. J Cross, 3. Matt Dumesny, 4. K Linigen, 5. T Little, 6. M Attard. 7. G Sutherland, 8. S Walsh, 9. G Rooke, 10. J Lawler, 11. K Caunt, 12. B Ayres, 13. S Dyson, 14. M Jordan, (DNF) M Saller, (DNF) G Tunks, (DNF) P Jeffrey. 3:27.006

DASH 1: ( 6 Laps ) 1. T Bell Bowen, 2. J Veal, 3. M Johnston, 4. T Green, 5. S Caunt, 6. J Brazier. 1:19.614.

DASH 2. ( 6 Laps ) 1. R Farr, 2. R Bell Bowen, 3. D Reidy, 4. B Atkinson, 5. R Davis, 6. J Lee. 1:17.465.

BRIAN HEALEY 410 CUP: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Jamie Veal (3), 2. Roddy Bell Bowen (4), 3. Toby Bell Bowen (1), 4. Danny Reidy (6), 5. Jack Lee (12), 6. Max Johnston (5), 7. Ben Atkinson (8), 8. Matt Dumesny (24), 9. Robbie Farr (2), 10. Max Dumesny (21), 11. James Thompson (16), 12. Ryan Davis (10), 13. Jimmy Matchett (23), 14. Steve Caunt (9), 15. Marty Perovich (14), 16. Andrew Wright (22), 17. Kelly Linigen (13), 18. Peter Gordon (20), 19. Trevor Green (7), (DNF) Jackson Delamont (19), (DNF) Warren Ferguson (15), (DNF) Jeremy Cross (18), (DNF) Jordyn Brazier (11), (DNF) Darryl Campbell (17). NT.

A MAIN LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-9 Toby Bell Bowen, Laps 10 – 30 Jamie Veal.

FASTEST LAP: Lap 2, Toby Bell Bowen 12.992.

 

 

Stevie Smith Tops Stout Field to Earn $20,000, Inaugural Dirt Classic Honors

It was truly a night to remember at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday. When the checkered flag waved and the first annual Dirt Classic Presented by Kasey Kahne was in the books, it’s hard to guess who had the biggest smile on their face at the end of the night.

>From feature winner Stevie Smith to Kasey Kahne himself, the event was an impressive undertaking and a wild success for both the fans and the racers – it truly seemed like everyone left the track with a grin.

The night kicked off with qualifying for the stout 52-car field. Locals Lance Dewease and Stevie Smith topped the time trial charts with the same time of 13.329, clocking in at an average of 101.283 mph. Fans could tell from the beginning that the locals would be well-matched by the invading teams, with an even mix of competitors in the top ten in points after qualifying. Third through tenth were Lucas Wolfe, Gerard McIntyre, Jr., Brandon Rahmer, Minnesota’s Craig Dollansky, Ohio’s Dale Blaney, North Carolina’s Dave Blaney, Brian Montieth, and Iowa’s Lynton Jeffrey.

Eighteenth and 32nd qualifiers were randomly selected to earn $500 gift certificates from marketing partner ti22 Performance – Tim Glatfelter and Brian Leppo were the recipients.

“The local competition is tough here so I’m glad to see that both the bigger traveling teams and the local guys put on a show and had a shot at the purse,” Kasey Kahne said.

>From qualifying on, the unique format was showcased with the first set of 10-lap heats lined up by time trial results. Dewease, Smith, Dave Blaney, McIntyre and Danny Dietrich winning their heats and $200 each for the honor. Things got interesting, though, for some local favorites when points were tallied after the first round as Montieth and Brent Marks were unable to complete their heats due to mechanical failures.

The second set of heats went green with a different look – lined up with an eight-car invert based on time trials. Adam Wilt, Greg Hodnett, Steve Owings, Marks and Shane Stewart took advantage of new starting positions to win heats 6 – 10 and earned $200 a piece.

The C-Main saw Brian Carber and Tyler Ross transferring into the 15-lap B-Main, which was stacked with competitive cars including Marks, Montieth, Jeffrey, Billy Dietrich, both Rahmers, and Ryan Taylor. Marks, Montieth, Billy Dietrich and Freddie Rahmer were able to advance to the A-Main.

Points were quickly tallied and the officials set the final lineup for the 40-lap feature event, with Smith and Dewease having earned the highest points totals and the pole positions.

When the green flag dropped on the main event, Dewease grabbed the lead, looking strong in the first lap. But Smith would make a pass in turns one and two of the second lap that would eventually earn he and his car owners, Fred Rahmer and David Pritchard, the biggest check of the night. Smith fought hard for the win over Dewease and Shane Stewart through heavy lapped traffic to garner the largest paycheck in Lincoln Speedway history and his 26th career win at the track.

“You know what, it's the position they put me in," Smith said of his owners and crew as he held a $20,000 check and a custom-designed trophy made by Moose Blocks. And what a position it was, combining a strong car and impeccable driving from Smith.

"This one means a lot,” Smith said. “Fred and my dad…I'm a long way back from those guys, but we took $20,000 out of here. I just want to thank Kasey Kahne, Jarrod and Shannon [Adams], Alan Kreitzer and Lincoln Speedway."

With ten heat races and a mad 40-lap dash to the checkered flag, the fans, like Smith, were never short on racing excitement. But the experience went far beyond the track, with interviews and appearances by a number of racing greats including Kasey Kahne, Kyle Larson, Brad Doty, Kelly Kahne, Dave and Dale Blaney, Fred Rahmer, and Lee Stauffer, who re-debuted the famed Apple #12 car with Brian Leppo at the wheel.

“The idea for the Dirt Classic was to give back to the local racers and I think we started something that we can grow in the future,” Kahne said.

THE DIRT CLASSIC PRESENTED BY KASEY KAHNE Final Results

Feature (40 Laps) - 1. 51S-Stevie Smith ($20,000); 2. 14-Lance Dewease ($4,000); 3. 2-Shane Stewart ($2,500); 4. 87-Alan Krimes ($2,250); 5. 27-Greg Hodnett ($2,000); 6. 14K-Dale Blaney ($1,700); 7. 48-Danny Dietrich ($1,600); 8. 98H-Dave Blaney ($1,500); 9. 52-Austin Hogue ($1,400); 10. 1*-Tim Wagaman ($1,300); 11. 19M-Brent Marks ($1,100); 12. 69-Tim Glatfelter ($1,000); 13. 94-Ryan Smith ($900); 14. 51-Freddie Rahmer ($800); 15. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr. ($700); 16. 07-Justin Henderson ($650); 17. 15-Adam Wilt ($600); 18. 35-Steve Owings ($600); 19. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe (DNF) ($600); 20. 7-Craig Dollansky (DNF) ($600); 21. 8-Billy Dietrich (DNF) ($600); 22. 21-Brian Montieth (DNF) ($600); 23. 59-Jim Siegel (DNF) ($600); 24. 92-Niki Young (DNF) ($600).

Lap Leaders – Lance Dewease (1), Stevie Smith (2-40)

1st Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 14-Lance Dewease ($200); 2. 7-Craig Dollansky; 3. 92-Niki Young; 4. 16C-Adrian Shaffer; 5. 11C-Cory Haas; 6. 15-Adam W

2nd Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 51S-Stevie Smith ($200); 2. 14K-Dale Blaney; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 69H-Shane Hoff; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 7. 12A-Brian Leppo; 8. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 9. 21T-Scott Fisher; 10. 24B-Dustin Baney; 11. 14X-Floyd Billington.

3rd Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 98H-Dave Blaney ($200); 2. 1-Lucas Wolfe; 3. 52-Austin Hogue; 4. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 5. 37-JJ Grasso; 6. 2-Ryan Wilson; 7. 35-Steve Owings; 8. 85-Nathan Berwager; 9. 27X-Brandon Spithaler; 10. 75-Nicole Bower.

4th Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.($200); 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 07-Justin Henderson; 4. 94-Ryan Smith; 5. 20-Ryan Taylor; 6. 8C-Brian Carber; 7. 10-Carl Bowser; 8. 19M-Brent Marks (DNF); 9. 1080-Jordon Mackison (DNF); DNS – 21-Brian Montieth.

5th Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 48-Danny Dietrich ($200); 2. 2-Shane Stewart; 3. 12-Lynton Jeffrey; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 5. 8-Billy Dietrich; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody; 7. 5-Tyler Ross; 8. 71X-Bill Stine; 9. 2D-Chase Dietz; 10. 12-Mike Bittinger.

6th Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 15-Adam Wilt ($200); 2. 45-Kevin Nagy; 3. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 4. 14-Lance Dewease; 5. 92-Niki Young; 6. 11C-Cory Haas; 7. 7-Craig Dollansky; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard; 9. 16C-Adrian Shaffer; 10. 44-Joey Hershey; DNS – 95-Hunter Mackison.

7th Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 27-Greg Hodnett ($200); 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 51S-Stevie Smith; 4. 14K-Dale Blaney; 5. 69H-Shane Hoff; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher; 9. 14X-Floyd Billington; 10. 24B-Dustin Baney; 11. 12A-Brian Leppo (DNF).

8th Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 35-Steve Owings ($200); 2. 52-Austin Hogue; 3. 75-Nicole Bower; 4. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 5. 98H-Dave Blaney; 6. 85-Nathan Berwager; 7. 2-Ryan Wilson; 8. 1-Lucas Wolfe; 9. 37-JJ Grasso; 10. 27X-Brandon Spithaler.

9th Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 19M-Brent Marks ($200); 2. 94-Ryan Smith; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 20-Ryan Taylor; 5. 07-Justin Henderson; 6. 21-Brian Montieth; 7. 8C-Brain Carber; 8. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 9. 10-Carl Bowser; 10. 1080-Jordon Mackison (DNF).

10th Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 2S-Shane Stewart ($200); 2. 8-Billy Dietrich; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 99M-Kyle Moody; 5. 12-Mike Bittinger; 6. 2D-Chase Dietz; 7. 5-Tyler Ross; 8. 71X-Bill Stine; 9. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 10. 12L-Lynton Jeffrey.

C-Main (12 Laps/Top-2 Advance to B-Main) – 1. 8C-Brian Carber; 2. 5-Tyler Ross; 3. 2D-Chase Dietz; 4. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 5. 85-Nathan Berwager; 6. 27X-Brandon Spithaler; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard; 8. 24-Dustin Baney; 9. 14X-Floyd Billington; DNS – 12A-Brian Leppo, 44-Joey Hershey, 1080-Jordon Mackison, 10-Carl Bowser, 95-Hunter Mackison.

B-Main (15 Laps/Top-4 Advance to A-Main) – 1. 19M-Brent Marks ($-); 2. 21-Brian Montieth ($-); 3. 8-Billy Dietrich ($-); 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer ($-); 5. 20-Ryan Taylor ($300); 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer ($250); 7. 12L-Lynton Jeffrey ($200); 8. 16C-Adrian Shaffer ($190); 9. 45-Kevin Nagy ($180); 10. 99M-Kyle Moody ($170); 11. 37-JJ Grasso ($160); 12. 69H-Shane Hoff ($150); 13. 21T-Scott Fisher ($140); 14. 11C-Cory Haas ($130); 15. 8C-Brian Carber ($120); 16. 5-Tyler Ross ($110); 17. 75-Nicole Bower ($100); 18. 2-Ryan Wilson ($100); 19. 71X-Bill Stine ($100); 20. 12-Mike Bittinger (DNF) ($100).

Time Trials – 1. 14-Lance Dewease, 13.329 (101.283 mph); 2. 51S-Stevie Smith, 13.329; 3. 1-Lucas Wolfe, 13.395; 4. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr., 13.413; 5. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 13.446; 6. 7-Craig Dollansky, 13.505; 7. 14K-Dale Blaney, 13.523; 8. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.556; 9. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.559; 10. 12L-Lynton Jeffrey, 13.592; 11. 16C-Adrian Shaffer, 13.615; 12. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.625; 13. 52-Austin Hogue, 13.633; 14. 87-Alan Krimes, 13.649; 15. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.661; 16. 92-Niki Young, 13.668; 17. 59-Jim Siegel, 13.684; 18. 69-Tim Glatfelter, 13.692; 19. 07-Justin Henderson, 13.696; 20. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.704; 21. 1*-Tim Wagaman, 13.726; 22. 21T-Scott Fisher, 13.727; 23. 37-JJ Grasso, 13.728; 24. 94-Ryan Smith, 13.755; 25. 71X-Bill Stine, 13.758; 26. 11C-Cory Haas, 13.788; 27. 69H-Shane Hoff, 13.788; 28. 2-Ryan Wilson, 13.809; 29. 20-Ryan Taylor, 13.839; 30. 12-Mike Bittinger, 13.846; 31. 45-Kevin Nagy, 13.850; 32. 12A-Brian Leppo, 13.878; 33. 35-Steve Owings, 13.906; 34. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.906; 35. 8-Billy Dietrich, 13.907; 36. 15-Adam Wilt, 13.935; 37. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 13.940; 38. 75-Nicole Bower, 13.944; 39. 1080-Jordon Mackison, 13.967; 40. 99M-Kyle Moody, 13.974; 41. 44-Joey Hershey, 13.992; 42. 24B-Dustin Baney, 14.022; 43. 27X-Brandon Spithaler, 14.029; 44. 8C-Brian Carber, 14.040; 45. 5-Tyler Ross, 14.049; 46. 95-Hunter Mackison, 14.090; 47. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 14.096; 48. 85-Nathan Berwager, 14.142; 49. 10-Carl Bowser, 14.144; 50. 2D-Chase Dietz, 14.245; 51. 49H-Bradley Howard, 14.384; 52. 14X-Floyd Billington, 14.836.

Top-Two Lernerville finishers: 27X – Brandon Spithaler ($250); 10 – Carl Bowser ($150).

About The Dirt Classic Presented By Kasey Kahne: NASCAR star Kasey Kahne has enjoyed racing success in Central Pennsylvania as a fan, driver, car owner and promoter. With his roots in winged sprint car racing and a respect for the passion of the sprint car faithful, Kahne has created The Dirt Classic Presented by Kasey Kahne. The first annual event will feature two $5,000-to-win qualifying races before the $20,000-to-win race at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., on Saturday, Sept. 27. For more information about the event, visit www.DirtClassic.com, follow along on Twitter at twitter.com/DirtClassic and Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheDirtClassic.

 

 

FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT BIG SUCCESS SMITH, MONTGOMERY, JOHNSON WINNERS! VETERAN DRIVERS RISE TO OCCASSION

Atomic Speedway September 27, 2014

By Scott wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-Fan Appreciation Night #2--Petland Night--went into the record books Saturday with one of the original 'Outlaws' Danny Smith, Chillicothe, Ohio bringing home the win in the potent 410 sprint car division. Another Veteran and former track champion, Jason Montgomery, Jackson, Ohio claimed the AMRA Late Model main, while veteran Kenny Johnson won his 18th AMRA Octane/Advanced Services Modified feature of the year. Steven Partin won the Ohio Valley Roofers legends race and Tim Howard won the enduro. Danny Smith jumped into the early lead and rode into the sunset and on to victory lane. A great battle between Nathan Skaggs and Ryan Broughton highlighted early action as Danny Smith zoomed into lapped traffic by lap four. On a restart, Smith again blasted into the lead with Jimmy Stinson in second. Smith was the master in traffric although in the mid-portions of the race, Stinson stayed within striking distance. Meanwhile, Jimmy Nier was working on a 10th place to fourth place run. Stinson's mount was sidelined late in the race to bring out a caution. With Smith well out in front, the battle of the night was a 10-lap shootout between Ryan Myers and Jimmy Nier. Myers finally sacked Nier with a few laps to go for third. Youngster Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Indiana with the Buckeye Traveler Rick Ferkel turning the wrenches finished 5th. Rounding out the top ten were Smith, Nathan Skaggs, Ryan Myers, Jim Nier, Parker Price-Miller, Mark Imler, Ryan Broughton, Kory Crabtree, Adam Strausser and Kirk Jeffries. In the Late Model feature Jason Montgomery shared a similar script in posting the big win. J.T. Conley gave chase, but the youngster was no match for Montgomery's blitz in traffic. After a caution, just a few laps past the midway point, Conley made a bid on the restart, but Montgomery throttled up and roared on to victory. Terry Lanigan ran a strong third the entire race and held off Greggie Oliver and Chad Smith for a top five. Rounding out the line-up were Montgomery, J.T. Conley, Terry Lanigan, Greggie Oliver, Chad Smith, Kevin Wagner, Chris Shannon, Randy Wynett, Rick Shannon, Willie Bigham, and Brandon Thompson. In the Modified feature Kenny "Worth the Price of Admission" Johnson picked up win #18 after race-long battles with Greggie Oliver and Dave Fireball Pinkerton. Steve Clemmons and Brian Whiteman continued to have good runs in the latter half of the season, while young guns Seth Daniels and Evan Seitz had strong finishes. Rounding out the top ten were Kenny Johnson, Greggie Oliver, Dave Pinkerton, Steve Clemmons, Kevin Morehouse(was DQ'ed after race), Brian Whiteman, Seth Daniels, Evan Seitz, Donnie Miller, Matt Edminston, and Trevor Chaney. Tim Howard won the enduro and Steven Partin won the Ohio Valley Roofers Legends feature after a great battle with Josh Francis. Veteran Chillicothe driver Josh Davis thrilled fans with rides in the OVSCA Billy Jarrell-owned two-seater sprint car. Atomic hosts the first-annual Bob Crace, Sr. Memorial paying $5,000 to win for Late Models this Saturday night along with $2,500 to win for 410 Sprint cars and $1,000 to win for Modifieds plus Enduro's. This Mega-event has a modest $15 general admission with a $35 Pit Pass. Pit gates open at 2 p.m. and main gates at 4 p.m. Warm-ups are at 6 p.m. This will be the first-ever event for the Dirt Track Racing Championship Series (DTRC). The inaugural event at the October 4 Bob Crace, Sr. Memorial will run as part of season championship night. The DTRC is the brainchild of longtime race promoter Mike Jewell. As part of this event Jewell will be presenting the winner with the "Legendary Trophy" that is on display at Atomic. The Crace Memorial will pay $5,000 to the winner! For more information please call 740-703-9749 or 740-663-4141 or visit the Atomic Speedway website at <<< www.atomicspeedway.net >>> Atomic is located 12 miles South of Chillicothe, Ohio off SR 23, two miles out Blain Highway between Chillicothe, Ohio and Waverly, Ohio at Alma.

Upcoming Schedule

October 4-Season Championships: $2,500 to win Sprints & BOB CRACE SR MEMORIAL- $5,000 to win DTRC/AMRA Late Models, plus $1,000 to win Modifieds and Dreadland Haunted Woods Enduro October 11- Cancer Awareness Night: Sprints, Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods October 18-No Racing

October 23-24-25 Open Wheel Championships! Three Big Nights of Open Wheel Racing!

The Summary: Atomic Speedway September 27, 2014 PINE TREE TOWING AND RECOVERY 410 Sprints (28) B-Main: Nate Reeser, Jesse McCreary, Dustin Webber, Cody Gardner, Brandy Bower, Rick Fraley, John Steed, Jeff Conrad, Kevin Shelbo, Brandon Conkle, Dean Kester, Randy Fink

Feature:Danny Smith, Nathan Skaggs, Ryan Myers, Jim Nier, Parker Price-Miller, Mark Imler, Ryan Broughton, Kory Crabtree, Adam Strausser, Kirk Jeffries, Aaron Higgins, Dave Smith, Nate Reeser, Jesse McCreary, Jamie Myers, Mark Coleman, Cody Gardner, Jimmy Stinson, Dustin Webber, Ron Blair

GULLION ENTERPRISES AMRA LATE MODELS (11) Feature: Jason Montgomery, JT Conley, Terry Lanigan, Greggie Oliver, Chad Smith, Kevin Wagner, Chris Shannon, Randy Wynett, Rick Shannon, Willie Bigham, Brandon Thompson.

ADVANCE SERVICES H & C AMRA MODIFIEDS (16) Feature: Kenny Johnson, Greggie Oliver, Dave Pinkerton, Steve Clemmons, Brian Whiteman, Seth Daniels, Evan Seitz, Donnie Miller, Matt Edminston, Trevor Chaney, Rick Shutts, Bob Crace Jr, Kevin Morehouse(was DQ'ed after race), Nathon Loney (DQ'ed), David McWilliams(DNS), Mike Long (DNS)

 

 

Felker Soars to West Success at Port City

Cody Morris Lucas Oil POWRi West Official Release

Monday, September 29th, 2014 Tulsa, Oklahoma

In the final pages of an outstanding first full season, the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series rolled back to where the campaign began at Tulsa, Oklahoma’s famed high banked 1/8th mile oval, Port City Raceway.

Courtesy a heat race #4 win from the tail, North Richland Hills, Texan Chad Wilson (pictured above in the #20) started on the pole with Tulsa area favorite Jason McDougal alongside.

McDougal battled into an early lead after series promoter and B Feature winner Eric Fenton tumbled on the opening go, and held that lead still when Collinsville’s Tyler Thomas went airborne two laps later.

Jason McDougal has been strong in his rookie Midget campaign, leading laps in four separate A Features this season, but this outing would be ill fated as his #73 broke on the fifth lap, handing the lead to Bixby’s Kevin Bayer, who has a POWRi West Midget score at OKC’s I-44 Riverside Speedway back in August.

Bayer led through a Zane Lawrence spin at the midway point of the 25 lapper, but faced an increasingly sturdy challenge from Carl Junction, Missouri’s 2012 POWRi National Midget Champion Andrew Felker, pictured below courtesy Kristy Mcdougal. 9-27West2.jpg

Hometown racer Johnathon Halford spun to bring out the fifth and final stoppage on the 15th circuit. Felker turned up the heat on the leader immediately out of the restart and grabbed the lap 16 lead.

Felker paced the final 9 laps to score his 2nd POWRi West victory in as many weeks in the Fontana powered Route 66 Truck & Foreign Auto Salvage #11A Boss Chassis.

Bayer settled for the runner up finish in the Jet Motorsports #91B entry, with Choctaw, Oklahoma’s Cody Brewer advancing a couple of positions to place third.

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s POWRi West point leader Alex Sewell raced from 7th to claim fourth at the line, a top five finish that might just seal the championship in his first full season in Midget racing (supposing he makes features both night in the two day finale at OKC). Sewell (#8) pictured racing against California's AJ Burns (#1ou) below. 9-27West3.jpg

Owasso’s Ty Hulsey is no stranger to Port City Raceway, in fact, he has three micro sprint titles on the famed bullring, Hulsey turned his best performance of the season with a excellent march from 13th to complete the top five finishing order.

Tulsa’s Chris Andrews has likely earned the most success at Port City Raceway, or all of Tulsa micro racing for that matter when indoor Tulsa Shootouts are considered, and in a South Side Mowers team car to Eric Fenton, Andrews advanced from 9th at the start to finish sixth.

Kevin Battles turns wrenches most Saturdays’ at PCR for his son Blake Battles micro sprint efforts, but in this late season run Battles was the best at precisely that, advancing from the B Feature and earning the Factor One Racing Hard Charger Performance with a highly impressive run from 19th to seventh, which happens to be a position rewarded by The Dirty Knuckle Tavern as well. Battles pictured below. 9-27West4Battles.jpg

Pauls Valley, Oklahoma’s Steven Shebester took the Texas based, Rick Bailey owned #51 from 10th to eighth, with series promoter and B Feature winner Eric Fenton rebounding from his opening lap tumble and battling a bent shock and a run back through the field. Fenton, pictured below, managed an impressive 9th place finish. 9-27West5Fenton.jpg

Piedmont, Oklahoma’s Grady Chandler was the 16th and final direct lock-in from heat race action, the young sensation scooted up from 16th to complete the top ten finish.

The Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series returns for the 2014 season finale with a double serving in headlining the 2nd Annual Twister Nationals at Oklahoma City’s I-44 Riverside Speedway on October 10th-11th.

Official Results

Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Jason McDougal; 2. Chris Andrews; 3. Steven Shebester; 4. Grady Chandler; 5. Kevin Battles; DNS: Nick O’Neal

Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Kevin Bayer; 2. Cody Brewer; 3. Alex Sewell; 4. AJ Burns; 5. Johnathon Halford; 6. Jordan McPherson; DNS: Bobby Brewer

Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Tyler Thomas; 2. Andrew Felker; 3. Zane Lawrence; 4. Ty Hulsey; 5. Eric Fenton; 6. Tyler Nelson; 7. Hannah Adair

Heat 4 (8 laps): 1. Chad Wilson; 2. Hunter Fischer; 3. Doug McCune; 4. Nick Bailey; 5. Jeromy Hoeffler; 6. Michelle Decker

B Feature (12 laps - top 4 transfer to A Feature): 1. 14E Eric Fenton (2); 2. 83 Johnathon Halford (3); 3. 3T Kevin Battles (1); 4. 19N Nick O’Neal (7); 5. 88 Tyler Nelson (5); 6. 69 Jeromy Hoeffler (4); 7. Jordan McPherson (6); DNS: 4m Michelle Decker, 44D Hannah Adair, 1 Bobby Brewer

Lucas Oil POWRi West A Feature (25 laps): 1. 11A Andrew Felker (6); 2. 91B Kevin Bayer (3); 3. 96 Cody Brewer (5); 4. 8 Alex Sewell (7); 5. 21H Ty Hulsey (13); 6. 14B Chris Andrews (9); 7. 3T Kevin Battles (19); 8. 51 Steven Shebester (10); 9. 14E Eric Fenton (17); 10. 29s Grady Chandler (16); 11. 19N Nick O’Neal (20); 12. 89 Nick Bailey (15); 13. 76 Zane Lawrence (11); 14. 1ou AJ Burns (14); 15. 9u Doug McCune (12); 16. 83 Johnathon Halford (18); 17. 20 Chad Wilson (1); 18. 24 Hunter Fishcer (4); 19. 91T Tyler Thomas (8); 20. 73 Jason McDougal (2) Lap Leaders: McDougal 1-5, Bayer 6-15, Felker 16-25 Stoppages: 5 total (2 red, 3 yellow) Factor One Racing Hard Charger: Kevin Battles +12 The Dirty Knuckle Tavern Lucky P7: Kevin Battles The Dirty Knuckle Tavern Lucky P13: Zane Lawrence

2014 Lucas Oil POWRi West Feature Winners: Alex Sewell 3, Matt Sherrell 2, Christopher Bell 2, Andrew Felker 2, Kevin Bayer 1, Zach Daum 1, Darren Hagen 1, Cody Brewer 1, Jonathon Halford 1

The POWRi West Series gives our most sincere thanks to our awesome partners and sponsors: Factor One Racing, Fenton Graphics, Boss Chassis, MudX, Rod End Supply, KBR Performance, Tulsa Gas Technologies, The Dirty Knuckle Tavern, IRaceTv and of course our title sponsor Lucas Oil.

For more information regarding the season finale in Oklahoma City, please follow POWRi West on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or visit www.powri.com for the same, as well as updated point standings.

 

 

Derek Hagar and Casey Shuman Headline Weekend Winner's List at Lucas Oil Speedway!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Dan Robinson Wheatland, MO- (September 29th, 2014)- With beautiful warm sunshine throughout the weekend and a packed pit area full of the best sprint cars in the nation, Derek Hagar and Casey Shuman took home the top honors on the final night of the 4th Annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial this past Saturday night.

Hagar scored his 2nd ASCS National Tour win of season while Casey wheeled the famed Hockett Racing #77 WAR Sprint Car, affectionately nicknamed "Frankie" into Victory Lane as the huge crowd roared their approval.

Friday night winners included Tim Crawley in the Lucas Oil ASCS A-Main while Wyatt Burks captured the win in the Impact Signs, Awnings, & Wraps WAR Wingless Auto Racing Series A-Main.

Visit www.ASCSracing.com for the complete race recap, official finish, and updated points standings for the Lucas Oil ASCS Presented by MAVTV.

Visit www.WARSprints.com for the complete race recap, official finish, and updated points standings for the Impact Signs, Awnings, & Wraps WAR Wingless Auto Racing Series Presented by Impact4800.com.

Friday's preliminary event is scheduled to air on Saturday, Nov. 1st at 9pm ET on MAVTV while Saturday's final night is scheduled to air on Saturday, Nov. 8th at 9pm ET. For complete broadcast schedules for MAVTV, please visit www. MAVTV.com.

Lucas Oil Speedway will be silent this coming Saturday, Oct. 4th as we catch our breath but we will return to action with the final racing weekend of the 2014 Lucas Oil Speedway oval track season on Oct. 10th-11th as the Lucas Oil MLRA and Carson's Corner Napa Factory Stocks team up for the Inaugural ABC 17 MLRA Fall Nationals and Factory Stock Shootout.

Lebanon, Missouri's Tony Jackson Jr. captured his first MLRA Championship in 2013 and is expected to lead the MLRA posse into battle. Other top drivers expected to be in attendance include Chad Simpson, Jeremy Payne, Will Vaught, Ryan Gustin, Terry Phillips, Travis Dickes, Scott Lewis, and more! The Carson's Corner Napa Auto Factory Stocks start things off with a special qualifying session followed by 10-lap qualifying heats for Saturday night's 50-Lap, $2,500 to win main event presented by O'Dell Trucking. The Tri-Lakes RV B-Mods will also be in action running a complete show both nights with both counting for USRA National Points.

Visit www.LucasOilSpeedway.com for the complete event information including times, pricing, and ticket information or call the track hotline at (417) 282-5984.

Race fans can go to www.LucasOilSpeedway.com to view the complete schedule for Lucas Oil Speedway's 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and campsite information.

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

 

 

CUMMINS WINS FEATURE AND TAKES THE 2014 MSCS CHAMPIONSHIP

Haubstadt, IN - September 27, 2014 - Kyle Cummins of Princeton, IN, captured the feature event held for the MSCS Sprint Cars Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway. Cummins led all 25 laps with a strong run from the outside pole position to take the $2,000 top prize. Three other drivers took turns in presenting a race long challenge. Carson Short lost the second spot to Shane Cockrum and by lap six Brady Short overtook them both and would be the driver faced with the task of chasing Cummins down. Cummins was fast and kept the advantage after a restart following a debris caution with just 9 laps to go. Carson Short retook the third spot dropping Cockrum back to fourth. Rookie Aaron Farney picked up the fifth spot. With the appearance, heat race win, and feature victory, Kyle Cummins locked up the Hoosier Tire Midwest Championship two weeks early. The accomplishment tops the series record book. Kyle Cummins became the first driver to collect four MSCS titles. In victory lane he was both relieved and excited. “I never would have believed it. The car was great!” He thanked the sponsors on the car including Vincennes University, ReMax Midwest, Greenwell Auto Body, and CRE. “It feels good to take home the trophy!” The Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race was Donny Brackett. Brackett finished sixth after starting fourteenth. Only five starters gained positions in a feature run under mostly green flag conditions. Brandon Mattox was seventh followed by second heat winner Hud Cone, Chris Babcock, and James Lyerla. The Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award was awarded to Daylan Chambers by virtue of his eleventh place finish. The UMP Modified division feature was first on the program after intermission. Trent Young of Madisonville, KY, had the difficult task of holding off Levi Kissinger. Kissinger closed in during the final laps but Young held on to take his first win this season. “This win has been a long time coming. The last time I won here was at the opener 2 years ago. Levi was probably the faster car. But I got the preferred line early. That’s what it took to beat him.” Dave Beck, Brandon McDowell, and Zach Fair rounded out the top five for the modified feature. Young, Mark Lamont, and Kissinger won the three heat races. Kenny Schrader won the B Main. Lamont was involved in a first lap mishap that brought out the only caution light during the feature to eliminate three cars. The Sunoco American Late Model Series closed out the triple header with veteran Randy Korte of Highland, IL, winning the feature and the $2,000 top prize. The race was likely Korte’s last appearance at the speedway in that he has announced plans to retire from the sport after this season. Rodney Melvin, Dillan White, Frankie Martin, and Jason Riggs rounded out the top five. Melvin and Korte won the two heat races. During the feature the late models took the preferred line to the top of the track and completed their green flag run in record time. One race remains on the schedule for the MSCS Sprints and Tri-State Speedway. That event is the annual Harvest Cup to be held on Saturday October 11th this season. The sprints will be racing for $4,000 to win. The UMP Modifieds will be racing for $1,000 to win. This year fans can also enjoy watching the MMSA & MALS Lighting Mini Sprints as they have been added to the show.

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

RACE SUMMARY Class Track Fall Roundup Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, IN September 27, 2014

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series: (16 Entries)

First Heat - 3c Kyle Cummins, 66 Shane Cockrum, 28 Brandon Mattox, 3R Brian Karraker, 15f Aaron Farney, 4c Daylan Chambers, 11x James Lyerla, 5A Lynn Ambrose Second Heat - 2X Hud Cone, 11p Brady Short, 21 Carson Short, 35x Chris Babcock, 38 Chet Williams, 56F Jared Fox, 74 J.T. Stapp, 4B Donny Brackett

Feature (25 Laps) - 3c Kyle Cummins, 11p Brady Short, 21 Carson Short, 66 Shane Cockrum, 15F Aaron Farney, 4B Donny Brackett, 28 Brandon Mattox, 2X Hud Cone, 35x Chris Babcock, 11x James Lyerla, 4C Daylan Chambers, 38 Chet Williams, 74 J.T. Stapp, 56F Jared Fox, 5A Lynn Ambrose, 3R Brian Karraker (DNS)

 

Velasquez wins DCRP as Bubak takes 2nd URSS Championship

You could not have scripted a more exciting race to end the 2014 United Rebel Sprint Series season as Liberal Kansas’ Taylor Velasquez came out on top of a stellar field of 34 cars Saturday night to win at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kansas.

Velasquez may have won the battle but it was Arvada Colorado’s Jake Bubak who won the war to claim his 2nd consecutive National Champion title.

Bubak became only the 2nd driver in URSS history to win 2 championships and the only driver to win 2 in a row.

Velasquez emerged from a multi-car battle in the non-stop 30-lap URSS season finale to take command on the 19th round then survived a last lap bid from Bubak to secure the win after the pair made contact in turn four with the checkered flag in sight.

“I’m not even sure how I got away from that, I just gassed it up and went!” Velasquez exclaimed in victory lane.

While Velasquez started the feature outside the fifth row, Barry Crane jumped out to the early lead from the pole position and paced the initial three rounds before Brian Herbert surged into the lead.

With Herbert leading the way ahead of Crane and Luke Cranston, Zach Blurton made his way past Scott Cochran for fourth on the third lap before taking third from Cranston on the tenth round.

On the move as the lead six cars battled through traffic, Blurton took second from Crane on the 12th lap before disposing of Herbert for the lead the next time around.

Sixth after ten laps and making a move past Cranston for fourth as Blurton took the lead, Velasquez was on the charge with Bubak following him through the pack.

Velasquez took third from Herbert on the 17th round before racing around Crane for second and then taking the lead with a daring pass between Blurton and the outer retaining wall exiting turn four on the 19th lap.

Velasquez briefly distanced himself from the wild scramble over the ensuing laps with Bubak up to second by the 21st round. A ten car-length lead with five laps to go began to dwindle, with Bubak taking advantage of traffic to nibble away at the lead.

Bubak reached Velasquez’ tailtank as the white flag flew and slid into the lead entering turn three. Velasquez battled back with the pair slapping Hoosiers exiting turn four and somehow keeping forward momentum with Velasquez by little more than a half car-length at the line.

Blurton, last year’s Inaugural Soderberg Memorial winner, claimed the show position behind Velasquez and Bubak with Cranston and Crane rounding out the top five. Josh Fairbank advanced from “B” Main action to finish sixth with Herbert, Zac Taylor, 15th-starter Jed Werner and Kris Moore completing the top ten.

Blurton, Taylor, Steven Richardson and Bubak topped URSS heat race action with Fairbank and Jordan Randles winning the “B” Mains. Brandon Sprott’s night came to an early end when he tagged the wall and flipped in turn four in the night’s third heat race with Ty Williams falling victim to the wall in the same place several laps later.

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 2j-Zach Blurton, 2. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 3. 97-Brian Herbert, 4. 51-Josh Fairbank, 5. 49-Kris Moore, 6. 1x-Cody Lampe, 7. 92-Coby Pearce, 8. 77-Cody Caldwell, 9. 7s-Luke Lucero.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 86-Zac Taylor, 2. 30c-Barry Crane, 3. 6-Mark Walinder, 4. 27a-Mike Hathaway, 5. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 6. 007k-Jared Kern, 7. 83-Austin McLean, 8. 12d-Steve Dalton, 9. 80-Josh Gilcrease.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 0-Steven Richardson, 2. 20-Luke Cranston, 3. 33-Koby Walters, 4. 50-Jed Werner, 5. 26-Chris Crowder, 6. 911-Ty Williams, 7. 18-Brandon Sprott, 8. 9d-Lance Davis.

Fourth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 9x-Jake Bubak, 2. 16-Scott Cochran, 3. 11k-Tyler Knight, 4. 007-Jordan Randles, 5. 11-Keefe Hemel, 6. 4s-Kevin Schramek, 7. 9-John Webster, 8. 51w-Ross Essenberg.

First “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 51-Josh Fairbank, 2. 33-Koby Walters, 3. 50-Jed Werner, 4. 11-Keefe Hemel, 5. 27a-Mike Hathaway, 6. 77-Cody Caldwell, 7. 1x-Cody Lampe, 8. 4s-Kevin Schramek, 9. 83-Austin McLean, 10. 7s-Luke Lucero, 11. 92-Coby Pearce. DNS: 9d-Lance Davis.

Second “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 007-Jordan Randles, 2. 49-Kris Moore, 3. 11k-Tyler Knight, 4. 88j-Jeremy Huish, 5. 007k-Jared Kern, 6. 9-John Webster, 7. 12d-Steve Dalton, 8. 51r-Ross Essenberg, 9. 80-Josh Gilcrease, 10. 26-Chris Crowder. DNS: 911-Ty Williams, 18-Brandon Sprott.

"A" Feature (30 Laps): 1. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 2. 9x-Jake Bubak, 3. 2j-Zach Blurton, 4. 20-Luke Cranston, 5. 30c-Barry Crane, 6. 51-Josh Fairbank, 7. 97-Brian Herbert, 8. 86-Zac Taylor, 9. 50-Jed Werner, 10. 49-Kris Moore, 11. 33-Koby Walters, 12. 16-Scott Cochran, 13. 007-Jordan Randles, 14. 88j-Jeremy Huish, 15. 6-Mark Walinder, 16. 11-Keefe Hemel, 17. 27a-Mike Hathaway, 18. 11k-Tyler Knight, 19. 0-Steven Richardson, 20. 007k-Jared Kern.

Lap Leaders: Barry Crane 1-3, Brian Herbert 4-12, Zach Blurton 13-18, Taylor Velasquez 19-30.

 

 

Putnamville’s Kevin Kemp claims first career bomber feature victory along with Max McGhee in the sprint car division
- Lincoln Park Speedway crowns champions and Rookies of the Year

By CAREY FOX
Times Sports Editor
PUTNAMVILLE – Lincoln Park Speedway wrapped up its 2014 season with a super size program full of firsts.
Putnamville’s Kevin Kemp has 20 years of racing on his resume, but Saturday night he was able to add his very first feature win, claiming the first bomber make-up feature of the evening. Josh Presley took a bit of a cue in the next race of the night as he won his first feature at Lincoln Park Speedway as well. Not to be outdone, teenage sprint car driver Max McGhee celebrated a big week by claiming his first career victory by edging out Chris Phillips. McGhee also happened to pick up his driver’s license earlier in the week and capped it in victory lane.
There was plenty of racing for fans, who got their money’s worth as a total of nine features were run, including five make-up features from the previous week’s rain out.
The points champions and rookie of the year awards were passed out following the evening’s festivities as Casey Shuman (sprints), Kenny Carmichael Sr. (modifieds), Doug McCullough (super stocks) and Carlos Bumgardner Sr. (bombers) claimed titles. Rookie of the year awards went to Carson Short (sprints), Damon Harrell (modifieds), Jonathon Newgent (super stocks) and Chucky Walden (bombers).
Jeff Bland Jr. started on the front row of the sprint car feature and finished in the top spot as well after working through traffic while holding off Brent Beauchamp, who was on his tail tank. AJ Hopkins was right there in the fray as well for most of the A-main and would eventually come home in the third position ahead of Ethan Barrow and Kent Christian.
In the regular sprint car feature of the night, Chris Phillips and Bradley Sterrett started on the front row ahead of Beauchamp and Bland.
Once the green flag waved however, it was Beauchamp and Bland out front along with Phillips and Hopkins. Ten laps into the 25-lap feature, Beauchamp and Bland were side-by-side with Christian just behind them. Meanwhile, McGhee, starting 19th in the field, was slowly picking off cars on a charge to the front.
Bland took the lead rocketing into turn four, but Hopkins stole it away moments later with Beauchamp in tow. Hopkins came out ahead of the pack and opened up some space as lapped traffic approached. Looking for another 2014 victory, Hopkins luck turned sour as he got tangled up with one of the back markers and spun. He wasn’t alone however, as Bland was collected and Beauchamp was forced to the work area in the pit area.
With the top-three suddenly in the pits, Phillips was left out front ahead of McGhee, Chris Gurley and Lee Underwood with five laps remaining.
When the field took the green, McGhee wasted no time in finding his way to the point and from there, he made it academic in picking up his first victory of his young career. Phillips held down second ahead of Gurley, Brazil’s Eric Burns and Barrow.
The UMP Modified features had a pair of familiar victors as Illinois’ Randy Shuman found victory lane once again in the make-up feature. Running in the top-five were Jeff Deckard placing ahead of Dan Lewellen, Wes McClara and Kenny Carmichael Sr. In the nightcap, Derek Groomer recorded his ninth feature win of the season, denying Shuman another win on the evening. Jason Clark placed third ahead of Gary Hayden and Lewellen.
In the super stock class, Doug McCullough added the cherry on top of his points championship at LPS vy winning the make-up feature after leader Steve Peeden spun late in some liquid dropped by another competitor. McCullough took advantage of the opportunity to record his third feature win of the year as Carmichael Sr. came home second ahead of Scott Carrington, Peeden and Mark Smith.
In the regular feature, Ralph Groomer was the winner as he got around Travis Howe on the topside and came home with the victory as Carmichael was third ahead of McCullough and Carrington.
Kemp’s first victory in the bomber class certainly didn’t come easily as John Grenier led the entirety of the race until the final couple of circuits. Ron Smith was the first challenger to the leader, but spun while attempting the pass in turn four. That opened the door for third-place running Kemp.
On the restart, Kemp blasted through the corner and went to the high side and made his fateful pass stick and claimed the win as Smith came back to take second ahead of A.J. Smith, Jack Campbell and Mark Dickerson. In the second bomber make-up feature, Presley battled door-to-door with Eric Miller before picking up the win as Rookie of the Year Chucky Walden raced to third-place ahead of Kyle Krupa and Joey Cox.
Fittingly, the final event of the season was a 30-car bomber feature that was won by A.J. Smith, who got by C.J. Bryan off a late restart to claim his first win of the season as Miller finished a strong night with a third-place followed by Dave Kikendall Jr. and Presley.

September 27 features
Sprint car feature
1. Max McGhee, 2. Chris Phillips, 3. Chris Gurley, 4. Eric Burns, 5. Ethan Barrow, 6. Kent Christian, 7. Lee Underwood, 8. Nick Bilbee, 9. Troy Link, 10. Patrick Giddens, 11. Jamie Frederickson, 12. Brent Beauchamp, 13. Michael Fischesser, 14. Tyler Hewitt, 15. Conner Donelson, 16. Bradley Sterrett, 17. AJ Hopkins, 18. Jeff Bland Jr., 19.Matt McDonald, 20. Brian Hayden

UMP Modified feature
1. Derek Groomer, 2. Randy Shuman, 3. Jason Clark, 4. Gary Hayden, 5. Dan Lewellen, 6. Gary Ricketts, 7. Rodney Harris Jr., 8. Sam Wray, 9. Jake Humphrey, 10. Geoff Buxton, 11. Brent Hudson, 12. Dave Popielarz, 13. Casey Davis, 14. JR Watkins, 15. Josh McDaniel, 16. Wes McClara, 17 Jeff Deckard, 18. Doug Bryant Jr., 19. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 20. Chad Nolte, 21. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 22. Brian Hayden

 

 

BLONDE WINS SANDUSKY FINALE AND SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP

SANDUSKY, Ohio (September 28, 2014) – Michigan’s Jason Blonde capped off his Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints Championship Season in grand style with winning the D&H Transport Services Cavalcade at Sandusky (OH) Speedway on Sunday, September 28.

The 30-lap feature began with Brian Gibbs and Frank Neill leading the field to the green flag in the season finale for the 19th season of racing for the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints.

After the competition of the first circuit, fourth starting Jason Blonde charged into the first position and began to pull away in the early stages of the race. Behind the race leader were Neill and Kevin Feeney.

While Blonde was extending his lead, Jo Jo Helberg moved up to second with Davey Hamilton Jr. in third. Ryan Litt and Aaron Pierce rounded out the top five. At the 12-lap mark, Blonde’s lead was 2.566 seconds over Helberg. On a couple occasions, Helberg was able to close the gap on Blonde, but when the checkers flew on the caution free event, Blonde earned the feature victory.

Helberg crossed the finish line second, 0.301 seconds behind the race winner. Davey Hamilton Jr., Litt and Pierce completed the top-five finishers.

On Saturday, Aaron Pierce posted the fastest lap in Hamilton Trucking Qualifications at 14.371 seconds at 125.525 mph. Heat race victories went to Jo Jo Helberg and Kevin Feeney.

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

 

 

Shilling Wins First Race; Agan Wins First Title!

(Bill W) September 27, 2014 – It was a historical night Saturday at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. Emerging victorious in both the 25-lap feature and the 10-lap Ironman Challenge was Tony Shilling. The two wins, including his first feature win, paid the Knoxville, Iowa native $2,000. Another Knoxville native won the war. Jon Agan picked up the 2014 Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders championship, his first title.

Agan, who won both his heat and the Shake-up Dash shot out to an early lead in the main event after a tangle between Austin Johnson and Knoxville champ, Joe Beaver, slowed the initial try. With nine laps completed, Mike Houseman Jr. flipped hard in turn three, and was struck mid-air by Beaver. Fortunately, both drivers were uninjured.

Agan led the field back to green, ahead of Shilling, Russ Hall, Jesse Giannetto and Robbie Standridge. Josh Schneiderman shot to fifth on the restart, as Shilling chased Agan, pulling to his nerf bar in traffic. With fourteen laps in the books, Keoni Texeira came to a stop in turn three, bringing the final caution.

Under yellow, Agan would retire with a flat right rear, handing the lead to Shilling. Hall was second, ahead of Giannetto, Schneiderman and Standridge. Standridge would jump the start and be penalized a spot at the end of the race.

While Shilling pulled away from the field the final eleven laps with Hall in tow, Schneiderman and Giannetto battled for third. After a torrid duel, Schneiderman would grab the show position. Dustin Selvage, who started 14th was fifth. Hard-charger, Paul Nienhiser, Standridge, Jordan Goldesberry, Donnie Steward and Nate Van Haaften rounded out the top ten.

Beaver, Hall and Shilling joined Agan as heat winners. John Schulz won the B. In the B main, Andy Krieger broke a front end and limped into turn one. CJ Houseman, who was running second, had nowhere to go and jumped the left front of Krieger’s car and flipped. He was unhurt.

“We put new tires on the car, and I think we may have had something for (Agan),” said Shilling in Victory Lane with his $1,500 paycheck. “It worked out good either way. The motor stumbled a little bit the last two laps, so that made me nervous. It feels good to get a win. This is a good series.”

The “Ironman Challenge” was also dominated by Shilling, who led the ten lap distance. After receiving a starting spot on the tail from Agan in a revenge draw, Schneiderman stormed to second. Bret Tripplett was third, ahead of Schulz and Agan. The race paid $500 to win, and drivers and owners with 100% participation in the series were eligible.

For more information on the Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com!

Results

Brockway Mechanical & Roofing A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 22T, Tony Shilling Knoxville, IA (4) 2. 29, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA (6) 3. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (9) 4. 10, Jesse Giannetto, Cedar Rapids, IA (3) 5. 7x, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (14) 6. 9, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (16) 7. 99D, Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL (10) 8. 14P, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (13) 9. 16HD, Donnie Steward, West Burlington, IA (7) 10. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (11) 11. 22, Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL (21, pr.) 12. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (19) 13. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (18) 14. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (1) 15. 40, Andy Huston, Roseville, IL (2) 16. 50, Keoni Texeira, Honolulu, HI (15) 17. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (17) 18. 9D, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (12) 19. 68, Mike Houseman Jr., Des Moines, IA (20) 20. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (5) 21. 81, Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA (8). Lap Leaders: Agan 1-14, Shilling 15-25. KSE Hard-charger: Nienhiser.

Advanced Plumbing & Machine Heat one (started), 8 laps, top four to A main, top two to Dash: 1. Joe Beaver (1) 2. Jesse Giannetto (4) 3. Josh Schneiderman (8) 4. Jordan Goldesberry (3) / 5. 80x, CJ Houseman, Des Moines, IA (7) 6. 58, Andy Krieger, Burlington, IA (6) 7. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (5) 8. 69, Justin Buchholz, Davenport, IA (9) 9. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (2)

Huston Land Improvement Heat two (started), 8 laps, top four to A main, top two to Dash: 1. Jon Agan (2) 2. Austin Johnson (4) 3. Robbie Standridge (6) 4. Dustin Selvage (8) / 5. Ryan Jamison (7) 6. Mike Houseman Jr. (5) 7. 83, Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA (1) 8. 59, Jacob Glasgow, West Burlington, IA (3)

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat three (started), 8 laps, top four to A main, top two to Dash: 1. Russ Hall (2) 2. Andy Huston (3) 3. Nate Van Haaften (1) 4. Keoni Texeira (4) / 5. Bobby Mincer (5) 6. 10T, Tim Moore, Rock Island, IL (6) 7. 1st, John Greenwood, Woodward, IA (7) 8. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (8)

Heat four (started), 8 laps, top four to A main, top two to Dash: 1. Tony Shilling (2) 2. Donnie Steward (1) 3. Daniel Bergquist (4) 4. Paul Nienhiser (6) / 5. John Schulz (3) 6. Bret Tripplett (7) 7. 09, Andrew Genkinger, Mt. Pleasant, IA (5) DNS – Joey Moughan 17m

Budweiser “King of Beers” Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Jon Agan (1) 2. Andy Huston (2) 3. Jesse Giannetto (4) 4. Tony Shilling (5) 5. Joe Beaver (3) 6. Russ Hall (6) 7. Donnie Steward (8) 8. Austin Johnson (7)

B main (started), 12 laps, top four to A main: 1. John Schulz (4) 2. Ryan Jamison (2) 3. Bobby Mincer (3) 4. Mike Houseman Jr. (6) / 5. Bret Tripplett (8) 6. Tim Moore (7) 7. Dave Getchell (10) 8. Harold Pohren (16) 9. Andrew Genkinger (12) 10. Jacob Glasgow (14) 11. Mitchell Alexander (15) 12. Justin Buchholz (13) 13. Chase Wanner (9) 14. John Greenwood (11) 15. CJ Houseman (1) 16. Andy Krieger (5) DNS – Joey Moughan

Ironman Challenge (started), 10 laps: 1. Tony Shilling (2) 2. Josh Schneiderman (8) 3. Bret Tripplett (4) 4. John Schulz (3) 5. Jon Agan (7) 6. Mitchell Alexander (1) 7. Tim Moore (5) 8. Dave Getchell (6) 9. 29, Mike Houseman Jr. (8)

Contingencies

Weld – Andy Huston

Saldana Racing Products – Ryan Jamison

SBI – Mike Houseman Jr.

DOC 360 – Bret Tripplett, Daniel Bergquist, Russ Hall

Mt. Dew Kick Start – Jon Agan, Tony Shilling, Tim Moore

 

 

Hamilton Claims STARS “Alex Pruett Memorial” at Grundy

By: Rich Murray Morris, IL (September 27, 2014)—When you have to dial long distance, “The Professor” is the one you got to call. Kyle Hamilton once again displayed his dominance in the longer races at Grundy County Speedway by scoring his seventh career 50-lap feature win in D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midget competition during Saturday night’s seventh annual running of the “Alex Pruett Memorial” ‘Til the Wheels Fall Off’ presented by 3 Wide Life. The win also gave Hamilton his ninth career STARS Midget victory which made him the all-time winningest driver in series history. Hamilton started the night out strong by collecting his eighth fast qualifying time in his Curtis Motor Sales Spike/Esslinger. It is an astonishing feat considering that this was only the Danville, Indiana native’s eighth appearance of the season. New Lenox, Illinois’ Ryan Probst and Joliet, Illinois’ Jim Anderson won each of the eight lap heat races. Franklin, Indiana’s Travis Young, who carried sponsorship from the TV show that Alex Pruett created, 3 Wide Life, and Danville, Indiana’s Nick Hamilton led the field to the green flag. Young, who won the Inaugural “Alex Pruett Memorial” in 2008, got the jump and led the first several laps. On lap 17, Kyle Hamilton was able to move around Young to take the spot and held on to that advantage for the remaining 34 laps to take his series-best fifth win of the 2014 season. Hamilton was followed to the line by a hard-charging Prock from the tail of the field, then Nick Hamilton, Brandon Wagner, and Young. When all was said and done, Prock won his first STARS National Midget driving championship and, by virtue of his trio of second place finishes in the “Illinois State Championship,” “Pavement Nationals,” and “Alex Pruett Memorial,” Prock earned the most points in the Safety Kleen Triple Crown and took home a $750 bonus. In the STARS Classic Modifieds, the points race was a battle for the ages. Tom Schnabel won the STARS Classic Modified feature, but when all the points were tallied after the feature, Greg Wills and Darren Ihrke were tied atop the standings. The first tiebreaker of who had most wins was a dead heat, so the second tiebreaker went to the driver who had led the most laps throughout the season. Wills had led 30 more laps than Ihrke which meant that the title belonged to Wills. Johnny Kringas won the INEX Legends feature, but it was Cullen Camasta who took the season championship. Derek Doerr won the CSR Super Cup feature while Dallas Frueh’s six wins during the season were enough to drive him to the season title. Nathan Bertino was the victor of the Legacy Midwest Series feature.

GRUNDY COUNTY SPEEDWAY D’ARCY GMC STARS NATIONAL MIDGETS SEPTEMBER 27, 2014

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Kyle Hamilton, 33, Hamilton-14.294; 2. Tyler Baran, 11, BBOYZ-14.373; 3. Nick Baran, 87, BBOYZ-14.393; 4. Billy Hulbert, 88, Hulbert-14.403; 5. Austin Prock, 41, Prock-14.460; 6. Kyle O’Gara, 99, Guess-14.559; 7. Nick Hamilton, 32h, Hamilton-14.565; 8. Travis Young, 11y, Young-14.571; 9. Ryan Probst, 99p, Probst-14.578; 10. Jim Anderson, 36, Guess-14.596; 11. Brandon Wagner, 32w, Wagner-14.644; 12. Nick Wagner, 32, Wagner-14.701; 13. Terry Ahern, 6T6, Ahern-15.479

FIRST HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Probst, 2. Prock, 3. B. Wagner, 4. N. Baran, 5. K. Hamilton, 6. N. Hamilton, Ahern

SECOND HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Anderson, 2. O’Gara, 3. Hulbert, 4. T. Baran, 5. Young, 6. N. Wagner

FEATURE: (50 Laps) 1. Kyle Hamilton, 2. Austin Prock, 3. Nick Hamilton, 4. Brandon Wagner, 5. Travis Young, 6. Ryan Probst, 7. Terry Ahern, 8. Jim Anderson, 9. Tyler Baran, 10. Kyle O’Gara, 11. Billy Hulbert, 12. Nick Baran, 13. Nick Wagner (DNS)

LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-16 Young, Laps 17-50 K. Hamilton.

 

 

Velazquez the Victor in Soderberg Memorial at DCRP!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (September 27, 2014) – Taylor Velasquez emerged atop a hotly-contested United Rebel Sprint Series feature event Saturday night as Dodge City Raceway Park put the wraps on the 2014 season with 111 cars filling the pit area for the Second Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event.

While the Turpin, OK, racer survived some last corner wheel-banging with Jake Bubak to secure the win over a field of 34 URSS Sprint Cars, other Soderberg Memorial winners included Jesse Richter in IMCA Modifieds, Nate Ginest in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Ron Hartman in IMCA Stock Cars, Cody Davis in Thunder Cars and Jarett Lunow in Hornets.

Both the URSS Sprint Car and IMCA Modified features came down to the final feet to bring the curtains down on the 2014 DCRP season in spectacular fashion.

Velasquez emerged from a multi-car battle in the non-stop 30-lap URSS season finale to take command on the 19th round then survived a last lap bid from Bubak to secure the win after the pair made contact in turn four with the checkered flag in sight.

“I’m not even sure how I got away from that, I just gassed it up and went!” Velasquez exclaimed in victory lane.

While Velasquez gridded the URSS feature outside the fifth row, Barry Crane jumped out to the early lead from the pole position and paced the initial three rounds before Brian Herbert surged into the lead.

With Herbert leading the way ahead of Crane and Luke Cranston, Zach Blurton made his way past Scott Cochran for fourth on the third lap before taking third from Cranston on the tenth round.

On the move as the lead six cars battled through traffic, Blurton took second from Crane on the 12th lap before disposing of Herbert for the lead the next time around.

Sixth after ten laps and making a move past Cranston for fourth as Blurton took the lead, Velasquez was on the charge Fronk Oil Co./Bearcat Well Service No. 21x with Bubak following him through the pack.

Velasquez took third from Herbert on the 17th round before racing around Crane for second and then taking the lead with a daring pass between Blurton and the outer retaining wall exiting turn four on the 19th lap.

Velasquez briefly distanced himself from the wild scramble over the ensuing laps with Bubak up to second by the 21st round. A ten car-length lead with five laps to go began to dwindle, with Bubak taking advantage of traffic to nibble away at the lead.

Bubak reached Velasquez’ tailtank as the white flag flew and slid into the lead entering turn three. Velasquez battled back with the pair slapping Hoosiers exiting turn four and somehow keeping forward momentum with Velasquez by little more than a car-length at the line.

Blurton, last year’s Inaugural Soderberg Memorial winner, claimed the show position behind Velasquez and Bubak with Cranston and Crane rounding out the top five. Josh Fairbank advanced from “B” Main action to finish sixth with Herbert, Zac Taylor, 15th-starter Jed Werner and Kris Moore completing the top ten.

Blurton, Taylor, Steven Richardson and Bubak topped URSS heat race action with Fairbank and Jordan Randles winning the “B” Mains. Brandon Sprott’s night came to an early end when he tagged the wall and flipped in turn four in the night’s third heat race with Ty Williams falling victim to the wall in the same place several laps later.

In the IMCA Modified ranks, Great Bend’s Jesse Richter fought off Cole Traugott over the closing rounds to capture his first DCRP win in the season-ending 20-lap main event.

Starting inside the second row, Richter gunned into the lead on the opening round and had the race well in hand until the race’s only caution flew with 14 laps in the books, turning Richter’s casual drive out front into a dogfight the rest of the way.

With Richter working the top side, Traugott went to work right away on the low side. Traugott pulled alongside several times and was alongside as the white flag flew. Richter fought off the challenges though to secure the win with Traugott settling for second.

“I knew I was gonna have to work for it when I saw the 9 (Traugott) in second up on the scoreboard,” Richter said in victory lane.

Mike Lunow claimed the show position as the top five were all within striking distance of the leader in the final handful of laps, with Mike Petersilie in fourth. Ryan Heger edged Austin Allen for fifth, but fell seven points shy of Allen in the track’s championship chase. It was Allen’s second consecutive championship.

Taking more hardware back to Great Bend was Nate Ginest, who took his second IMCA Sport Modified feature win of the year after the apparent winner failed to report to the tech area after the 20-lap main event.

While Ginest worked forward from seventh, Kameron Gruber paced the initial eight rounds before surrendering the point to Randle McRoberts. Fifth after a caution 12 laps in, Ginest charged to the front on the high side and was challenging for the lead when he nearly got into the wall in turns three and four on the 14th lap, slipping all the way back to sixth.

Ginest battled back to the front on the top side of the track, making what proved to be the race winning move as the white flag flew. Gruber was second with Mike Appel, Austin Walker and Josh Appel in the top five.

After getting involved in a lap 14 tangle, Jeff Kaup exited late but still finished off his second consecutive track championship.

In the IMCA Stock Car ranks, Ron Hartman closed out the season in strong form by taking his second consecutive win in the 15-lap main event.

Leading from the outset, Hartman withstood strong challenges from Michael Pepper over the final rounds to secure the win with Karson Love, Reagan Sellard and Marlin Hogie in the top five.

Perry Misner rallied from the tail of the field to third, only to lose power coming off the final corner and coast across the line in sixth. It was still good enough to secure his second track title in three years.

In Thunder Car action, Cody Davis took command on the third round and raced on to his fourth win of the year in the 15-lapper.

The Bucklin, KS, racer took the checkered flag just ahead of Matt O’Hair, who claimed the Thunder Car championship, with David Berger, William Bauer and Edwin Elliott in the top five.

On the inner asphalt oval, Dodge City’s Jarett Lunow finished off a perfect season by racing to eighth win in as many tries, this time taking the checkered flag ahead of Jeff Moore and Marci O’Hair.

Dodge City Raceway Park – September 27 Results

Second Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship:

URSS Sprint Cars:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 2j-Zach Blurton, 2. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 3. 97-Brian Herbert, 4. 51-Josh Fairbank, 5. 49-Kris Moore, 6. 1x-Cody Lampe, 7. 92-Coby Pearce, 8. 77-Cody Caldwell, 9. 7s-Luke Lucero.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 86-Zac Taylor, 2. 30c-Barry Crane, 3. 6-Mark Walinder, 4. 27a-Mike Hathaway, 5. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 6. 007k-Jared Kern, 7. 83-Austin McLean, 8. 12d-Steve Dalton, 9. 80-Josh Gilcrease.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 0-Steven Richardson, 2. 20-Luke Cranston, 3. 33-Koby Walters, 4. 50-Jed Werner, 5. 26-Chris Crowder, 6. 911-Ty Williams, 7. 18-Brandon Sprott, 8. 9d-Lance Davis.

Fourth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 9x-Jake Bubak, 2. 16-Scott Cochran, 3. 11k-Tyler Knight, 4. 007-Jordan Randles, 5. 11-Keefe Hemel, 6. 4s-Kevin Schramek, 7. 9-John Webster, 8. 51w-Ross Essenberg.

First “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 51-Josh Fairbank, 2. 33-Koby Walters, 3. 50-Jed Werner, 4. 11-Keefe Hemel, 5. 27a-Mike Hathaway, 6. 77-Cody Caldwell, 7. 1x-Cody Lampe, 8. 4s-Kevin Schramek, 9. 83-Austin McLean, 10. 7s-Luke Lucero, 11. 92-Coby Pearce. DNS: 9d-Lance Davis.

Second “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 007-Jordan Randles, 2. 49-Kris Moore, 3. 11k-Tyler Knight, 4. 88j-Jeremy Huish, 5. 007k-Jared Kern, 6. 9-John Webster, 7. 12d-Steve Dalton, 8. 51r-Ross Essenberg, 9. 80-Josh Gilcrease, 10. 26-Chris Crowder. DNS: 911-Ty Williams, 18-Brandon Sprott.

"A" Feature (30 Laps): 1. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 2. 9x-Jake Bubak, 3. 2j-Zach Blurton, 4. 20-Luke Cranston, 5. 30c-Barry Crane, 6. 51-Josh Fairbank, 7. 97-Brian Herbert, 8. 86-Zac Taylor, 9. 50-Jed Werner, 10. 49-Kris Moore, 11. 33-Koby Walters, 12. 16-Scott Cochran, 13. 007-Jordan Randles, 14. 88j-Jeremy Huish, 15. 6-Mark Walinder, 16. 11-Keefe Hemel, 17. 27a-Mike Hathaway, 18. 11k-Tyler Knight, 19. 0-Steven Richardson, 20. 007k-Jared Kern.

Lap Leaders: Barry Crane 1-3, Brian Herbert 4-12, Zach Blurton 13-18, Taylor Velasquez 19-30.

 

 

Wilson Maneuvers From Seventh to Score Renegade Sprints Victory at PPMS

Inside Line Promotions - IMPERIAL, Pa. (Sept. 27, 2014) - Greg Wilson etched his name into the Renegade Sprints history book on Saturday when he powered to the action-packed victory.

Wilson became the second different winner in as many events and the first ever at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, where the grandstands packed with fans witnessed three-wide racing for a majority of the 25-lap feature.

"The race track was awesome," he said. "I was able to really move around on the track a lot."

Wilson, who started the main event on the inside of the fourth row, maneuvered into third place by the midpoint of the feature. He then joined the epic battle with polesitter Danny Holtgraver and Randy Hannagan for the lead.

The trio raced three wide for several laps before a caution on Lap 14. Hannagan, who claimed the inaugural Renegade Sprints event on Aug. 23, restarted in the lead with Wilson running second and Holtgraver third.

"The track was nice and wide," Hannagan said. "You could go anywhere. Greg showed his nose right before one of the cautions and I tried to block him on the restart, but it didn't work."

Hannagan and Wilson traded the lead several times following the restart with Holtgraver remaining within striking distance. Wilson took the lead for good with a handful of laps remaining and he worked through traffic effectively to notch the victory.

"The new series is going to be an awesome deal," he said.

Holtgraver, a native of nearby Pittsburgh, recorded the runner-up result with Hannagan rounding out the podium.

"The track was perfect," Holtgraver said. "You had to hustle the top or you could slow down on the bottom. You could race all over. We were three wide quite a few times. Wilson was unbelievable on the bottom."

The action was just as packed behind the contest for the lead, including numerous three-wide combats.

Chad Kemenah charged from 14th to earn a fourth-place result with Sheldon Haudenschild ending fifth. Brandon Matus won the B Main and advanced from 12th to sixth place in the main event. Logan Wagner placed seventh, Ed Lynch Jr. eighth and Cole Duncan ninth. Local driver Tim Shaffer rebounded from an engine issue early in the night to rally from 24th to 10th in the feature, which earned the Hard Charger Award.

Hannagan kicked off the night by establishing a new track record during qualifying with Travis Philo, Dean Jacobs, Ralph Spithaler and Caleb Helms each claiming a heat race win. Drivers then went six wide for the parade lap around the half-mile oval to set the tone for the feature.

Spectators were also treated to an autograph session and a raffle, which included bicycles, flat screen TVs and a helmet signed by the drivers.

"Miley Motor Sports was extremely pleased with the turnout of the race cars and the staff of the Renegade Sprints," Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway Owner Matt Miley said. "It was a handshake deal and we made it happen. We had a great show, great racing, gave away some good prizes and I look forward to having them back next year."

The Renegade Sprints will return to action on Oct. 24-25 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, for the $15,000-to-win Open Wheel Championships.

PITTSBURGH'S PENNSYLVANIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY RESULTS (Sept. 27, 2014) -

Time Trials: 1. 11n-Randy Hannagan, 15.182; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer, 15.183; 3. 10h-Danny Holtgraver, 15.214; 4. 2l-Ed Lynch Jr., 15.317; 5. 15h-Mitch Harble, 15.475; 6. 8-Rod George, 15.547; 7. 97-Sheldon Haudenschild, 15.653; 8. w20-Greg Wilson, 15.696; 9. 49-Cole Duncan, 15.728; 10. 63-Kody Swanson, 15.763; 11. 57x-Andrew Palker, 15.788; 12. 13-Brandon Matus, 15.799; 13. 55-Logan Wagner, 15.812; 14. 2-A.J. Flick; 15.833; 15. 27-Chad Kemenah, 15.959; 16. 5k-Adam Kekich, 15.983; 17. 15-Scott Priester, 15.996; 18. 5t-Travis Philo, 16.018; 19. 9-Dean Jacobs, 16.046; 20. 08-Dan Kuriger, 16.084; 21. 40-Caleb Helms, 16.435; 22. 76-David Jones, 16.442; 23. 36d-Wayne Dadetto, 16.545; 24. 56-Ralph Spithaler, 16.676; 25. 33-Brent Matus, 16.760; 26. 5-Bob McMillian, 17.230; 27. 27m-Zach Morrow, 17.420; 28. 5m-Sye Lynch, 17.489; 29. 2s-Francis Sesco, 18.281; 30. 12-Mike Flynn, 19.395; 31. 24-Christopher Pochiro, No Time.

Heat 1 (Top 5 to feature): 1, 5t-Travis Philo (2). 2, 63-Kody Swanson (4). 3, 8-Rod George (5). 4, 2-A.J. Flick (3). 5, 11n-Randy Hannagan (6). 6, 45-Tim Shaffer (7). 7, 76-David Jones (1). 8, 2s-Francis Sesco (DNS).

Heat 2 (Top 5 to feature): 1, 9-Dean Jacobs (2). 2, 27-Chad Kemenah (3). 3, 10h-Danny Holtgraver (6). 4, 97-Sheldon Haudenschild (5). 5, 36d-Wayne Dadetto (1). 6, 5-Bob McMillian (7). 7, 57x-Andrew Palker (4). 8, 12-Mike Flynn (8).

Heat 3 (Top 5 to feature): 1, 56-Ralph Spithaler (1). 2, 2l-Ed Lynch Jr. (6). 3, w20-Greg Wilson (5). 4, 08-Dan Kuriger (2). 5, 4k-Adam Kekich (3). 6, 13-Brandon Matus (4). 7, 27m-Zach Morrow (7). 8, 24-Christopher Pochiro (8).

Heat 4 (Top 5 to feature): 1, 40-Caleb Helms (2). 2, 15h-Mitch Harble (6). 3, 33-Brent Matus (1). 4, 49-Cole Duncan (5). 5, 55-Logan Wagner (4). 6, 15-Scott Priester (3). 7, 5m-Sye Lynch (7).

Dash (6 laps): 1, 10h-Danny Holtgraver (1). 2, 11n-Randy Hannagan (4). 3, 97-Sheldon Haudenschild (3). 4, 8-Rod George (2). 5, 15h-Mitch Harble (5). 6, 2l-Ed Lynch Jr. (6).

B Main (12 laps/Top 4 transfer to feature): 1, 13-Brandon Matus (2). 2, 45-Tim Shaffer (5). 3, 57x-Andrew Palker (1). 4, 15-Scott Priester (3). 5, 5m-Sye Lynch (8). 6, 76-David Jones (4). 7, 5-Bob McMillian (6). 8, 27m-Zach Morrow (7). 9, 12-Mike Flynn (9). 10, Christopher Pochiro (10). 11, 2s-Francis Sesco (DNS).

A Main (25 laps): 1, w20-Greg Wilson (7). 2, 10h-Danny Holtgraver (1). 3, 11n-Randy Hannagan (2). 4, 27-Chad Kemenah (14). 5, 97-Sheldon Haudenschild (3). 6, 13-Brandon Matus (12). 7, 55-Logan Wagner (10). 8, 2l-Ed Lynch Jr. (6). 9, 49-Cole Duncan (8). 10, 45-Tim Shaffer (24). 11, 2-A.J. Flick (13). 12, 57x-Andrew Palker (11). 13, 63-Kody Swanson (9). 14, 5k-Adam Kekich (15). 15, 08-Dan Kuriger (19). 16, 8-Rod George (4). 17, 15-Scott Priester (16). 18, 15h-Mitch Harble (5). 19, 36d-Wayne Dadetto (21). 20, 33-Brent Matus (23). 21, 56-Ralph Spithaler (22). 22, 40-Caleb Helms (20). 23, 5t-Travis Philo (17). 24, 9-Dean Jacobs (18).

NEXT EVENT -

Oct. 24-25 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, for the Open Wheel Championships

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RENEGADE SPRINTS -

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Andrews gets Fremont win; Reed takes track title

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

Contact: Brian Liskai – liskai2x@roadrunner.com

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Chris Andrews has watched several races slip through his fingers at Fremont Speedway this season. The Sandusky, Ohio driver wasn’t about to let another opportunity get away Saturday on Kistler Racing Products Season Championship Night.

Andrews passed Byron Reed with seven laps to go and went on to record his first win of the season in the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints. Reed would finish second and earn his fifth career Fremont Speedway track championship.

“Byron took $10,000 away from me a couple of weeks ago (the Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship) so he can afford to lose some money,” joked Andrews beside his Burmeister Racing/Lucas Oil/Goofy Golf/Schiets Motorsports/Adkins Sanitation/Applebee’s Restaurant backed machine.

“I thought we were going to go winless at Fremont the way things were going. I love Fremont Speedway…the fans are awesome and Rich Farmer has the track in excellent shape. I can’t thank my guys enough. We had engine problems the last four weeks and Paul Kistler went to work and put an awesome motor together. Mikey Summers…works his tail off on this thing,” added Andrews in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

“Caleb Griffith was the one that scared me. I about moved to the top and I watched him screw up and I figured I’d wait for that to clean off a little bit,” continued Andrews who now has 7 career wins at The Track That Action Built.

For Reed, it was his second straight track title, though he expressed disappointment at not winning a feature all season at Fremont Speedway.

“I feel bad…I wanted to win that one pretty bad. I got discombobulated with my motor trouble there (he had a cracked header) and Chris got going good in the middle and that’s where I needed to be in three and four,” said Reed beside his Crown Battery backed machine.

“Our goal coming into the season was to win the FAST championship and to win the Fremont championship. I thought if we did that we would have won a few more races. Like I said I credit this championship to my crew. Our bad nights we were eighth or ninth…we didn’t drop out of races. We weren’t the best car this year…we did get better the last couple of months,” added Reed.

Jordan Ryan is only 17, but the Castalia driver has put together a phenomenal season in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints. He picked up the Attica Raceway Park championship last month and did the same Saturday at Fremont. Ryan took the lead on lap 16 of the feature after a tremendous battle with Dustin Stroup and Steve Rando, and went on to score his fifth win of the season and wrap up the track title. He now has six career wins at Fremont.

“What a race. With Dustin Stroup and Steve Rando…we were three wide sliding each other behind lapped cars…that was nuts,” said Ryan beside his Frosty Frog/J&J Automotive/Griff’s Engines/Village Pizza House/Kistler Racing Products/Big D’s Lawn care backed #5.

“This has been a dream season. We’ve been finishing in the top five a lot and running out front with these guys. I hope it shows people something…I gave my all this season,” continued Ryan surrounded by his family and friends in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

Risingsun, Ohio’s Shawn Valenti took the lead from Kent Brewer on lap 11 of the AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Truck feature and then held off a late race challenge from Brewer to score his 14th victory of the season. Valenti’s 23rd career win moves him into a tie for 21st on the track’s all-time win list with Bryan Sebetto, Jim Fleming and Cory Ward. Valenti also locked up the track championship.

“Lapped traffic was starting to come into play and I saw Kent’s nose down there and I knew he was hanging with me. I hoped I could hit lapped traffic just right and stay ahead of him,” said Valenti beside his Craig Miller Trucking/Gressman Powersports/Day Dream and Memories Crafts and Antiques/KS Sales and Service/Conrad Transportation/Dave Story Equipment Repair backed #7b.

“It’s been a dream since I was a little kid to be a champion at Fremont Speedway...I’m glad I can now call myself one,” added Valenti in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

In the 30 lap 410 sprint feature, Reed and Andrews would bring the field to green, but before a lap could be completed T.J. Michael and Jason Dolick tangled in turn four, resulting in a red. Both drivers were okay but were done for the night.

When the green flew again Reed jumped into the lead over Andrews, Caleb Griffith, Craig Mintz, Broc Martin and Stuart Brubaker. Reed pulled away slightly as Andrews and Griffith battled for second when the caution flew for Jimmy Colvin and Duane Zablocki who spun in turn four.

On the restart Reed led Griffith, Andrews, Mintz, Martin, Brubaker and Brian Lay. Griffith run up front would end when he went off the high side of turn two on lap five and hit the wall. When the green came back out Reed could not shake Andrews with Mintz, Martin, Brubaker, Lay and Brian Smith in pursuit.

The leaders hit lapped traffic by the 11th circuit and Andrews and Mintz closed on Reed. By the half-way point, Reed led by less than a car length over Andrews while Mintz and Martin battled for third. A lapped machine would get into Mintz, sending him spinning in turn one. The restart order was Reed, Andrews, Martin, Brubaker, Smith, Lay, D.J. Foos and Todd Heller.

With 10 laps to go, Andrews was racing to Reed’s inside and the two would battle side by side over the next three laps. Andrews would execute a perfect slider in turns three and four to not only drive by Reed for the lead but to clear a couple of lapped cars on lap 23. Andrews would then drive away for the win over Reed, Martin, Brubaker and Lay.

In the 25 lap 305 sprint feature, Stroup and Rando would bring the field to green but before a lap could be scored Paul Weaver would spin. On the second attempt at green Rando would power into the lead over Stroup, Ryan, Kyle Capodice, Kevin Lee and Seth Schneider.

The action would grind to a half on lap two when Ryan French and Nate Dussel tangled in turn one. On the restart Rando would continue to lead as Stroup and Ryan battled for second. The leaders raced into heavy lapped traffic by the 9th circuit and the three car battle was on.

Rando would slip up on lap 11 with Stroup driving into the lead and Ryan taking second. With 10 laps to go Strop, Ryan and Rando were battling for the lead and trying to negotiate lapped traffic. Ryan would take the lead on lap 16 but Stroup continued to race to his inside with Rando also challenging. Rando’s great run would end on lap 17 as he slid off the high side of turn two to bring out the caution.

Now with a clear track, when the race went back to green Ryan would drive off as Capodice now challenged Stroup for second. With five laps to go the running order was Ryan, Stroup, Capodice, Dustin Dinan, T.J. Michael and Tyler Gunn.

Ryan would drive to the win over Stroup, Capodice who wrapped up the division’s rookie of the year honors, Dinan and Michael.

Jeff Ward and Cory McCaughey would bring the field to green in the 20 lap dirt truck feature. The event would go green to checker with no cautions.

Kent Brewer would drive into the lead over Ward, McCaughey, Matt Foos, Valenti, Art ball and Jimmy McGrath Jr. Valenti would move into fourth on lap two and would take third by lap six as Brewer continued to lead Ward. Valenti would take second on lap eight and applied pressure to Brewer.

Valenti would finally take the lead on lap 11 as the leaders caught the back of the field. Brewer would stay close with Ward, McCaughey, Foos, McGrath Jr., Ball and Cory Ward in pursuit. Valenti made one little slip with two laps to go and Brewer dove to his inside as the pair raced side by side to the white flag. Valenti regained his composure and drove to the win over Brewer, Jeff Ward, McCaughey and Ball.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, Oct. 4 with the Buckeye Machine BOSS non-wing sprints and the Run-What-You-Brung with the trucks and stocks in a class, the late models and modifieds in a division and four-cylinder compact in another class. There are no rules for the later three divisions and some teams usually show up with huge wings, side panels and more.

It’s also Family Fun Night which includes $1 hot dogs and 50 cent popcorn along with a penny toss for the kids with several special prizes. There will also be a ladies powder puff truck race.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

Fremont Speedway - 9/27/2014

Kistler Racing Products Night

Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints (20 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Fricker’s Restaurant/Callie’s Performance

1. 21-DJ Foos, 12.330; 2. O9-Craig Mintz, 12.453; 3. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 12.583; 4. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.620; 5. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.660; 6. 83M-Broc Martin, 12.809; 7. 14H-Todd Heller, 12.909; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.943; 9. 45L-Brian Lay, 12.999; 10. 2+-Brian Smith, 13.061; 11. D12-Jason Dolich, 13.436; 12. 39M-Matt Merrill, 13.443; 13. 9-Jimmy Colvin, 13.472; 14. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.555; 15. 3T-Tony Beaber, 13.589; 16. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 13.624; 17. 51-Roger Campbell, 13.819; 18. 8M-T.J Michael, 14.075; 19. 60-Jody Keegan, 14.691; 20. 10J-Jarrod Delong, 14.847

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

1. 9-Jimmy Colvin[2] ; 2. 16-Chris Andrews[5] ; 3. 55F-Taylor Ferns[1] ; 4. 2+-Brian Smith[3] ; 5. 14H-Todd Heller[4] ; 6. 60-Jody Keegan[7] ; 7. 21-DJ Foos[6]

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

1. 51-Roger Campbell[1] ; 2. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[2] ; 3. O9-Craig Mintz[6] ; 4. 5R-Byron Reed[5] ; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 6. 10J-Jarrod Delong[7] ; 7. D12-Jason Dolich[3]

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

1. 8M-T.J Michael[1] ; 2. 45L-Brian Lay[4] ; 3. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[6] ; 4. 83M-Broc Martin[5] ; 5. 3T-Tony Beaber[2] ; 6. 39M-Matt Merrill[3]

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

1. 5R-Byron Reed[1] ; 2. 16-Chris Andrews[2] ; 3. O9-Craig Mintz[4] ; 4. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[3] ; 5. 83M-Broc Martin[5] ; 6. 14H-Todd Heller[6]

A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. 16-Chris Andrews[2]; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[1]; 3. 83M-Broc Martin[5]; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker[7]; 5. 45L-Brian Lay[8]; 6. 2+-Brian Smith[9]; 7. 21-DJ Foos[11]; 8. 55F-Taylor Ferns[16]; 9. 14H-Todd Heller[6]; 10. 60-Jody Keegan[19]; 11. 10J-Jarrod Delong[20]; 12. 39M-Matt Merrill[13]; 13. O9-Craig Mintz[3]; 14. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[14]; 15. 51-Roger Campbell[17]; 16. 9-Jimmy Colvin[10]; 17. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[4]; 18. 3T-Tony Beaber[15]; 19. D12-Jason Dolich[12]; 20. 8M-T.J Michael[18]

Hard Charger: 60-Jody Keegan[+9]

Fremont Federal Credit Untion 305 Sprints (27 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

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

1. 19R-Steve Rando[2] ; 2. 5R-Jordan Ryan[4] ; 3. O2-Kevin Lee[1] ; 4. 6-Dustin Dinan[5] ; 5. 8I-T.J Michael[7] ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn[9] ; 7. 1-Nate Dussel[8] ; 8. 37-Austin Ream[6] ; 9. 2-Ricky Peterson[3]

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

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[2] ; 2. 7A-Alvin Roepke[4] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[8] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[5] ; 5. 32-Ryan French[6] ; 6. 11G-Luke Griffith[7] ; 7. 29P-Mark Pinski[1] ; 8. 25-Jason Keckler[9] ; 9. 1X-Jeremy Dickerson[3]

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

1. 94-John Ivy[1] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 3. 10X-Dustin Stroup[7] ; 4. 10-Josh Harrison[4] ; 5. 18-Bobby Clark[6] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 7. 2L-Landon LaLonde[8] ; 8. 94K-Kurt Huber[9] ; 9. O3-Jim Cushing[2]

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

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[2] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[10] ; 6. 25-Jason Keckler[8] ; 7. 37-Austin Ream[7] ; 8. 29P-Mark Pinski[5] ; 9. 2L-Landon LaLonde[6] ; 10. 94K-Kurt Huber[9]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 5R-Jordan Ryan[4]; 2. 10X-Dustin Stroup[1]; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[3]; 4. 6-Dustin Dinan[9]; 5. 8I-T.J Michael[13]; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn[16]; 7. 36-Seth Schneider[5]; 8. 18-Bobby Clark[15]; 9. 94-John Ivy[11]; 10. 1-Nate Dussel[17]; 11. 7A-Alvin Roepke[10]; 12. 2-Ricky Peterson[20]; 13. 10-Josh Harrison[7]; 14. 22M-Dan McCarron[12]; 15. 11G-Luke Griffith[18]; 16. 7M-Brandon Moore[19]; 17. 19R-Steve Rando[2]; 18. O2-Kevin Lee[6]; 19. 1W-Paul Weaver[8]; 20. 32-Ryan French[14]

Hard Charger: 68G-Tyler Gunn[+10]

AAA Auto Club Dirt Trucks (19 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 8KB-Kent Brewer[1] ; 2. 7B-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 3. O1-Art Ball[6] ; 4. 5-Jim McGrath[8] ; 5. 13-Cody Benyak[3] ; 6. 4S-Keith Sorg[7] ; 7. 3X-Brad Keckler[9] ; 8. 99X-Gene Portidge[10] ; 9. 3-Andy Earnhart[2] ; 10. O-Andy Keegan[4]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2-Matt Foos[3] ; 2. 33-Jeff Ward[5] ; 3. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[8] ; 4. 37-Eric Devanna[1] ; 5. 36M-Cory McCaughey[9] ; 6. D1-Dustin Keegan[4] ; 7. 7-Dana Frey[6] ; 8. 18W-Cory Ward[7] ; 9. OO-Brian Arnold[2]

A-Main - (20 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[8]; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[4]; 3. 33-Jeff Ward[1]; 4. 36M-Cory McCaughey[2]; 5. O1-Art Ball[5]; 6. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[6]; 7. 18W-Cory Ward[16]; 8. D1-Dustin Keegan[12]; 9. 7-Dana Frey[14]; 10. 5-Jim McGrath[7]; 11. 37-Eric Devanna[10]; 12. 3X-Brad Keckler[13]; 13. 13-Cody Benyak[9]; 14. 99X-Gene Portidge[15]; 15. 4S-Keith Sorg[11]; 16. O-Andy Keegan[19]; 17. OO-Brian Arnold[18]; 18. 2-Matt Foos[3]; 19. 3-Andy Earnhart[17]

Hard Charger: 18W-Cory Ward[+9]

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

 

 

Burks Wins First Night of Hockett/McMillin Memorial

Wheatland, MO(September 26, 2014)-Taking the lead from Mitchell Moore on lap sixteen, Wyatt Burks picked up his second career win with the WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps during the first night of the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway Friday night. The initial start saw Payton Pierce take off in the lead as he was followed by Daum and fast qualifier Derek Hagar. Before a lap could be completed, the red flag would be thrown for Dustin Morgan, who flipped violently down the backstretch. Morgan was uninjured. Daum shot into the lead on the second attempt at green and would lead until action was stopped on lap three when Cody Baker made contact with the wall in turn one ending his evening. Daum again led on the restart as he was followed by Moore, Hagar, and Burks. The running order would stay this way over the next ten laps. On lap fourteen, Moore got a run on Daum and took over the top spot. A lap later, Burks also made his way past Daum as the top five cars were all within striking distance of the top spot. Burks would get by Moore on lap seventeen as Daum and teammate Casey Shuman both started running the high groove and started working their way back closer to the top two. By lap twenty two, Burks was still in control, but Moore and Daum had a good battle going for second. Daum would get by Moore on lap twenty three. Burks would go on to his second career WAR win in his Industrial Maintenace Inc./Kansas Powertrain Maxim with Trondson power under the hood. Moore would work his way back past Daum to run second in his Kelly Potter owned XXX with Moore power. Daum was a close third in the Hockett Racing/Korte Transportation DRC with Don Ott power. Shuman was fourth in a second Hockett entry with Hagar rounding out the top five. Aric Gentry and Josh Stephens ran sixth and seventh with Chad Goff, Chris Parkinson, and Steve Thomas rounding out the top ten. Hagar, Morgan, Burks, and Shuman were the heat race winners while Casey Baker and Dylan Kadous won the twin B Mains.

The WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps will run the second night of the Hockett/McMillin Memorial tonight at Lucas Oil Speedway.

WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps 9/26/14 38 cars

Time Trials- 1. 9JR-Derek Hagar, Marion, AR-14.894; 2. 18P-Payton Pierce, Bridgeport, TX-14.897; 3.51-Mitchell Moore, Edgerton, KS-15.087; 4.9-Chad Goff, Edgerton, KS-15.126; 5. 10-Aric Gentry-Robards, KY-15.131: 6. 77D-Zach Daum, Pocohontas, IL-15.151; 7. 11W-Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS-15.152; 8. 77-Casey Shuman, Rattlesnake Bend, AZ-15.154; 9. 65-Chris Parkinson-Gladstone, MO-15.190; 10. 93-Dustin Morgan, Owasso, OK-15.190; 11. 09-Josh Stephens, Buckner, MO-15.351: 12. 24X-Ricky Stangl-Lee's Summit, MO-15.526; 13.94T-Tim Kent, Bristow, OK-15.583; 14.38-Cody Baker, Lone Jack, MO-15.606; 15.20-Steve Thomas, Ludlow, IL-15.610; 16.8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO-15.649; 17.70-Pete Palazzolo, Pacific, MO-15.686; 18.9X-Casey Baker, Lone Jack, MO-15.691; 19.27-Bob Thoman, Higginsville, MO-15.730; 20.97-Kevin Cummings, Tulsa, OK-15.757; 21.48-Mike Burkin, Clyde, OH-15.760; 22.14-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg, MO-15.796; 23.90-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO-15.810; 24.8X-Scott Comstock, Tipton, MO-15.852; 25.12-John Helm, Kearney, MO-15.874; 26.11-Dylan Kadous, Topeka, KS-15.877; 27.99-Tony Rost, Utica, NE-15.919; 28.24-Kevin RIsley, Collinsville, OK-16.176; 29.1A-Andy Malpocker-St. Charles, MO-16.277; 30.00D-Jimmy Dowell, Wooldridge, MO-16.512; 31.88-Chad Tye, Indpendence, MO-16.549; 32.65M-T.J. Muths-Sedalia, MO-16.657; 33.00-P.J. Grimes, Otterville, MO-16.732; 34.10-Will Register, Sedalia, MO-16.755; 35.42-Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS-16.786; 36.21C-Chris Desselle, Richmond, MO-17.050; 37.27J-Mike Schouten, LaMonte, MO-17.303; 38. 7S-Wade Seiler, Alton, IL-18.383

1st Heat-10 laps 1. 9JR-Derek Hagar (10); 2. 65-Chris Parkinson (8); 3.10-Aric Gentry (9); 4. 00-P.J. Grimes (2); 5. 70-Pete Palazzolo (6); 6.48-Mike Burkin (5); 7.1A-Andy Malpocker (3); 8.12-John Helm (4); 9.27J-Mike Schouten (9); 10. 94T-Tim Kent (7)-DNF

2nd Heat-10 laps 1. 93-Dustin Morgan (8); 2. 77D-Zach Daum (9); 3.14-Taylor Walton (5); 4.18P-Payton Pierce (10); 5.38-Cody Baker (7); 6. 9X-Casey Baker (6); 7. 00D-Jimmy Dowell (3); 8.11-Dylan Kadous (4); 9. 10-Will Register (2); 10. 7S-Wade Seiler (1)-DNF

3rd Heat-10 laps 1. 11W-Wyatt Burks (8); 2. 51-Mitchell Moore (9); 3.90-Riley Kreisel (4); 4.09-Josh Stephens (7); 5.20-Steve Thomas (6); 6.42-Warren Johnson (1); 7.27-Bob Thoman (5); 8.88-Chad Tye (2)-DNF; 9. 99-Tony Rost (3)-DNF

4th Heat-10 laps 1. 77-Casey Shuman (8); 2. 65M-T.J. Muths (2); 3.9-Chad Goff (7); 4.24-Kevin Risley (3); 5.97-Kevin Cummings (5); 6. 8X-Scott Comstock (4); 7. 21C-Chris Desselle (1); 8. 8-Jeff Wingate (6) DNS: 24X-Ricky Stangl

1st B Main-12 laps(Top three to A) 1. 9X-Baker (1); 2.27-Thoman (3); 3.8-Wingate (2); 4.1A-Malpocker (7); 5.42-Johnson (8); 6.65M-Muths (5); 7.27J-Schouten (9); 8.8X-Comstock (4); 9. 00-Grimes (6); DNS-24X-Stangl, 99-Rost

2nd B Main-12 laps(Top three to A) 1. 11-Kadous (6); 2. 97-Cummings (1); 3.24-Risley (4); 4.12-Helm (5); 5.48-Burkin (3); 6.21C-Desselle (9); 7.00D-Dowell (7); 8.10-Register (8); 9. 94T-Kent (2)-DNF: DNS: 88-Tye, 7S-Seiler

A Main-25 laps 1. 11W-Burks (4); 2. 51-Moore (5); 3.77D-Daum (2); 4.77-Shuman (7); 5.9JR-Hagar (3); 6.10G-Gentry (8); 7.09-Stephens (11); 8.9-Goff (6); 9.65-Parkinson (10); 10.20-Thomas (13); 11.8-Wingate (21); 12.11-Kadous (18); 13.90-Kreisel (16); 14.9X-Baker (17); 15.24-Risley (22); 16.14-Walton (15)-DNF; 17.18P-Pierce (1)-DNF; 18.97-Cummings (20)-DNF; 19.70-Palazzolo (14)-DNF; 20.38-Baker (12)-DNF; 21.27-Thoman (19)-DNF; 22. 93-Morgan (9)-DNF

 

 

Jonathan Allard Opens Up 22nd Fall Nationals with Wire to Wire Win
By: Elijah Jones

Jonathan Allard pulled to within one win of tying Tim Kaeding for second on the All Time Win List at Silver Dollar Speedway last night. Allard, who is fresh off his first Gold Cup Title has been fast all year at Chico behind the wheel of the Clyde Lamar owned Tri-C Machine #3C. This being his sixth win of 2014 at the speedway. It was great to see Jonathan celebrating in Victory Lane with his family, as this race has been dedicated as a tribute to Jonathan’s older brother Stephen Allard. ”It feels great to win again, Willie really gave me a run for it there. I just really want to win tomorrow night.” Stated an exhausted Allard in Victory Lane.
The evening started out lightning fast as 1996 and 1997 Fall Nationals Champion, Bud Kaeding paced the field in Qualifying with a blistering lap of 11.688. That lap being just .067 seconds off of the 360 Track Record at Silver Dollar. 47 cars timed in for Night Number one of the 2014 Fall Nationals.
Heat Race action saw five exciting Heat races with each race taking the top four finishers directly to the Main Event. Heat Race number one would be claimed by Roseville, CA driver Bobby Butler. Butler was able to hold off a hard charge by Bud Kaeding to win the heat securing himself a spot in the dash. Fresno driver, Kyler Shaw had an evening ending flip in turn two as the leaders crossed under the Checkered Flag but was uninjured. Sean Becker dominated a non-stop heat race number two, also securing his spot in the dash. Jonathan Allard picked up heat race number three but not before turning a lap of 11.378 during the race, well under the 360 track record. Heat four saw DJ Netto pick up the win in the Netto Ag Services #88n. Rico Abreu won heat race number five by nearly half a lap over Andy Forsberg.
The C-Main Event was claimed by Dean Freitas who led all ten laps. Also transferring out of the C-Main was Jason Statler. In the B-Main Event Colby Weisz would dominate. However the battle for the fourth and final transfer spot was an intense one. Justyn Cox held the position for most of the race but Matt Peterson hounded him lap after lap. Finally with three to go Peterson was able to mount a charge on Cox who had been doing an astounding job of holding Peterson back. As they went into turns one and two with two to go. Peterson tried a crossover move coming off of two and made heavy contact with Cox. The contact caused both cars to come to a stop thus ending both drivers shot at making it to the main event. Their misfortune however came to the delight of none other than Jason Statler. Statler who had already come through the C-Main Event, had started the B-Main in the 16th position. Now on the restart with two to go he had the final transfer spot. As they crossed under the finish line it was Weisz, followed by Justin Sanders, Brad Bumgarner, and Statler.
The five heat race winners and the next five fastest qualifiers to transfer from their heats made the Dash. The finishing order of the Dash would determine the lineup for the first five rows of cars in the 30 lap Main Event. When the Green Flag waved on the Dash disaster struck for Placerville, CA driver Andy Gregg. Gregg’s car bicycled really bad going into turn one, sending him flipping between turns one and two. His car would make very hard impact on the final landing causing one of the downtubes on the frame to bend. That meant the end of a very promising night for the 2014 Knoxville Nationals Rookie of the Year. Jonathan Allard would go on to win the Dash followed by Sean Becker.
Although Jonathan Allard did lead all 30 laps of the A-Main Event it was not as easy as it seems. Allard held off multiple charges by Sean Becker and Willie Croft en route to his 55th Career Victory at Silver Dollar Speedway. Sacramento, CA driver Willie Croft showed a lot of speed tonight finishing second. Croft’s car really worked the top side of the speedway well and was nearly able to get around Allard in the closing stages of the race. Sean Becker would finish third after nearly flipping in turn four on lap eight. Fast Time Qualifier Bud Kaeding was able to retain a fourth place finish while Scott Parker had a great run to round of the top five. It should be noted that Jason Statler completed his run of the Alphabet soup with an eighth place finish in the Main Event.
We return to action tonight for night number two of the 22nd Annual Fall Nationals in Memory of Stephen Allard. Stephen’s family will be selling brand new Stephen Allard T-Shirts, there will be a Memorial Lap during opening ceremonies as well as a special tribute to Stephen prior to the start of the A-Main Event. The front gate is scheduled to open at 5:00pm, with qualifying set to start at 6:00pm. For ticket information please visit our website at www.silverdollarspeedway.com.

 

 

Marysville Raceway Park

By Bob Burbach

Bernal smokes USAC Sprint field

Marysville, CA. USAC Sprint Car star Ryan Bernal started eighth and roared through the field to score his fifth straight victory and was crowned the champion of the division. Los Angeles’ Max Adams was a distant second. The race was run with only one caution flag as early leader Austin Liggett stopped in turn four while leading.

Local sprint car star, Marysville’s Josh Vieira stunned everyone in the house with a spectacular run in qualifications with a new track record for wingless sprint cars. Vieira timed in with a sizzling 14.324. That time would have put him sixth fastest in the most recent winged sprint car show. Vieira peeled more than a second off of the existing track wingless sprint car record. Vieira flipped in his heat race while looking for a transfer. He repaired the car and scored a fine sixth place finish against USAC’s best in the main event.

For more on the event go to usacracing.com.

In advance of MRP’s only two day racing extravaganza next week, three local classes were also on the card at MRP Saturday. Yuba City drivers Jimmy Ford and Phillip Shelby went a long way toward securing titles in the MRP Mini Stock and Super Stock classes respectively while Misty Castleberry kept on rolling in the Pro 4s.

Shelby took advantage of another bout of late race bad luck suffered by Marysville’s Cort Dozier. Dozier had the field covered and was nearly three-quarters of a lap ahead when Shelby finally got to third place.

Near half way, in one very bizarre lap, Cort Dozier’s car failed him and second running, brother Rick Dozier, hammered the front stretch wall eliminating his chances for victory. Shelby, then inherited the lead and the victory.

Birthday boy James Castleberry of Browns Valley put on a show as he battled Shelby for the top spot near the end, but had to settle for second. Bay area racer Mike Walko had another fine run and was third when the checkers waved.

Yuba City’s Corey Hall was sixth and lost ground to Shelby in the title chase with only one event left on the schedule. Both drivers are former champions of the division, so it would be a big mistake to count Hall out of this just yet. Saturday’s show should be a thriller as both drivers will put it all on the line.

In the MRP Mini Stock feature, Ford kept his closest pursuer in the title chase, Linda’s James Foster, in his sights all night and finished third behind Foster while Marysville’s Howard Law ran away from the field.

Law was in another zone as he easily moved away from his fellow competitors after multiple yellow flag periods slowed the pace. But, when the green was in the air the tight racing from second through fifth places was excellent. Foster mustered a challenge to Law in the late going, but that seemed to be a wake up call for Law and he checked out when necessary.

Foster held on to his title hopes with his second place finish. The big loser was Yuba City’s Kyle Davey who, once again, experienced mechanical gremlins that kept him from challenging the front runners. Marysville’s Damian Merritt got fourth and Sacramento’s Mike Dehoogh was fifth and continued his impressive string of finishes with a worthy effort.

Ford has been rock-solid all year with regular visits to victory lane. But, his maturity as a driver has been apparent all season. If he couldn’t win, he didn’t make mistakes costing him valuable points. With one race to go, it’s Ford’s championship to lose.

In Pro 4 action, Browns Valley’s Misty Castleberry re-established herself as the dominant driver in the class for the second straight season. Beaten only once all year in races she has finished, this has been a dream season for the local racing star. Castleberry went to the front early and simply motored away to another checkered flag.

Vacaville’s Dan Morgan turned in a great performance by charging through the field to a credible second place finish.

Next week is the final race for the Mini Stocks and Hobby Stocks will be held on Friday night. The Super Stocks and Pro 4s will crown champions on Saturday night. The races will be held in conjunction with the 19th annual west Coast Dwarf Car Nationals on both Friday and Saturday nights.

Nearly 100 cars will be racing on both Friday and Saturday evenings as MRP offers it’s only two-day racing extravaganza of the year.

The West Coast Dwarf Car nationals will feature drivers from the nine western states in two full programs on Friday and Saturday as the local classes put a cap on their seasons. There will be more on this event later.

 

 

 

Season First for Felker in South Side Showdown

Cody Morris Lucas Oil POWRi West Public Relations

Saturday, September 20th, 2014 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

What an effort this show took! Originally scheduled for September 6th and promptly rained out by the remnants of Pacific Hurricane Norbert, POWRi West management called that show early in attempt to save teams as many miles as we possibly could.

But in that process, the promoting team also noticed that a record car count was set to arrive that night, so we worked diligently to reschedule the show for tonight.

But instead of a POWRi West point event, lock in a $1,000 to win / $125 to start “South Side Showdown”. We then began promoting the event once more, in fact we were even close to 30 entries before a rash of accidents, incidents, and another bleak forecast forced many to alter their plans.

In the middle of this past week, it looked like the remnants of another Pacific Hurricane were sure to dump 4-8 inches of rain on the Sooner State. And then of course in true Oklahoma fashion the forecast changed back to basically no chance of rain.

We entered race day with 23 entries and lost a couple of those to freak motor issues, the resulting 19 entries were still a season best for POWRi West in the State Capitol, and best since a two dozen entered in the first West solo show of the year at Creek Count Speedway back on April 11th.

With several regulars out due to prior commitments or ill times woes to their machines, it was an ultra nice time for several teams to make their series’ debut. 2012 POWRi Nationals Champ Andrew Felker headlined that group, along with another gem of an entry in Fort Worth, Texas sprint car veteran Kevin Ramey. Lillian, Texas’ Zane Lawrence also made his first Midget start with POWRi west, as did Paola, Kansas pilot Tucker Klaasmeyer. Former USAC West Coast champion and current Newalla, Oklahoma resident Tommy White also made his first appearance with POWRi West, as did Atoka, Oklahoma’s rising racer Austin Shores. New blood to true blood, we can’t wait to feature both the core of POWRi West regulars and this new crop that is emerging to challenge late in the first full season of POWRi West Midget racing.

To battle as hard as we did this for this show and this field, we’re filled to the brim with both excitement and anticipation for next week’s show at Tulsa’s Port City Raceway, as well as the rapidly approaching 2nd Annual Twister Nationals back at I-44 Riverside Speedway.

Heat Race action was highlighted by a sensational run from Broken Arrow’s Factor One Racing standout Jason McDougal in what was, by any measure, a loaded opening heat race. McDougal’s march from sixth to the win locked him in as the pole sitter for the 25 lap main event.

Pauls Valley’s Steven Shebester, another micro superstar cutting his chops in “big car” racing, trounced the third and final heat race from the five spot, and thus earned the outside front row starting spot.

McDougal moved out to early lead with Shebester in tow, but POWRi National Champ Felker quickly moved up from outside row three to claim third by the same round, before battling past Shebester for 2nd place near the 10th round.

McDougal led the opening half of the race, but was overcome by Felker on the 14th lap, with Texas’ Kevin Ramey moving his Print Place #7m into P3 with five laps remaining.

That’s when the race hit the skids. Jason McDougal lost power while running second, bringing out the first caution and moving Ramey up into the first challenger spot.

However, on the ensuing restart Ramey also slowed to a stop and an early entirement, which moved Shebester back into second place.

Felker took in the next 16 turns of the final four laps without serious challenge, earning his first Lucas Oil POWRi West victory of the season aboard Danny Felker’s Fontana powered, 66 Truck & Foreign Auto Salvage sponsored #11A Boss Chassis machine.

Shebester placed second, his best finish yet in his rookie run in the Texas based, Rick Bailey owned #51. Bixby’s Kevin Bayer rolled his Jet Motorsports #91B by in third to complete the podium finish.

Owasso’s Ty Hulsey overcame an unfortunate heat race scenario to charge from 12th to 4th in The Dirty Knuckle Tavern #21H, with Lillian, Texas’ Zane Lawrence claiming the Factor One Racing Hard Charger Performance with a blast from 18th to complete the top five running order, a fantastic debut for Lawrence.

South Side Mowers #14 Eric Fenton raced his way from 15th to sixth, with Heat Two winner Doug McCune claiming 7th followed by Newalla, Oklahoma‘s Tommy White, while Texans Jordan McPherson and Kevin Ramey completed the top ten finish.

Lucas Oil POWRi West Official Results South Side Showdown

Heat One (8 laps): 1. 73 Jason McDougal (6); 2. 91B Kevin Bayer (2); 3. 11A Andrew Felker (5); 4. 8 Alex Sewell (4); 5. 7m Kevin Ramey (3); 6. 14B Tommy White (1); 7. 76 Zane Lawrence (7)

Heat Two (8 laps): 1. 9u Doug McCune (1); 2. 29s Grady Chandler (4); 3. 17 Travis Scott (5); 4. 27 Tucker Klaasmeyer (6); 5. 14E Eric Fenton (3); 6. 1ou AJ Burns (2)

Heat Three (8 laps): 1. 51 Steven Shebester (5); 2. 7x Jordan McPherson (3); 3. 8x Austin Shores (4); 4. 89 Nick Bailey (1); 5. 21H Ty Hulsey (6); 6. 96 Cody Brewer (2)

Lucas Oil POWRi West Midgets “South Side Showdown” A Feature (25 laps): 1. 11A Andrew Felker (6); 2. 51 Steven Shebester (2); 3. 91B Kevin Bayer (8); 4. 21H Ty Hulsey (12); 5. 76 Zane Lawrence (18); 6. 14E Eric Fenton (15); 7. 9u Doug McCune (4); 8. 14B Tommy White (19); 9. 7x Jordan McPherson (5); 10. 7m Kevin Ramey (14); 11. 73 Jason McDougal (1); 12. 17 Travis Scott (7); 13. 27 Tucker Klaasmeyer (10); 14. 96 Cody Brewer (17); 15. 1ou AJ Burns (16): 16. 8x Austin Shores (9); DNS: 89 Nick Bailey, 29s Grady Chandler, 8 Alex Sewell Lap Leaders: Jason McDougal 1-13, Andrew Felker 14-25 Factor One Racing Hard Charger Award: Zane Lawrence +13

The Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget campaign is back in action next Saturday, September 27th at Port Coty Raceway for the first standalone appearance by the Westerners since launching the season with a two day co-sanctioned event back in March.

Only three point events remain with next week’s Port City appearance, followed by the two-day grand finale to the season in headlining I-44 Riverside Speedway’s 2nd Annual Twister Nationals.

Special thanks to our partners and sponsors: Factor One Racing, Fenton Graphics, Boss Chassis, MudX, Rod End Supply, KBR Performance, Tulsa Gas Technologies, The Dirty Knuckle Tavern, IRaceTv and of course our title sponsor Lucas Oil.

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

 

 

Urish strikes again at Quincy Raceways for 2nd career MOWA win

story by Patrick Davis

Quincy, IL (September 21, 2014) - On what was a beautiful late summer night in Quincy, the MOWA Sprint Car Series presented by Casey’s General Store made their 3rd and final appearance of the 2o14 season to the 1/4 mile high banked Quincy Raceways. 27 cars signed in to race, with a stout field. This set up three 10 lap heat races to be contested at The Broadway Bullring.

Heat 1 would see Jim Moughan would lead lap 1 but Bil Balog would waste little time getting to the top spot getting it 1 lap later. Paul Nienhiser would end up battling briefly with Moughan, with Nienhiser making the pass.

Heat 1: 17B Bill Balog, 9 Paul Nienhiser, 1M Jim Moughan, 44 A.J. Bruns, 51 Joe B. Miller, 22T Bret Tripplett, 83H Russ Hall, 84 Ben Wagoner, 19 Bobby Weuve

Heat 2 would see some great racing. Early in the heat Matt Harms lead, but just past halfway Korey Weyant dropped the hammer and made a power move in turn 3 and came off of 4 with the lead. However, Joey Moughan in the 17M was RIGHT behind the 99 of Weyant. With 2 to go, Joey made his move into 1 and got by on the backstretch. Joey went on to win the heat race. This was the high point of his night unfortunately because as Joey took the checkers, the motor went up in a huge cloud of smoke.

Heat 2: 17M Joey Moughan, 99W Korey Weyant, 35 Jimmy Hurley, 24 Terry McCarl, 53H Matt Harms, 10S Jeremy Standridge, 6B Andy Baugh, 4B Tom Busch, 5W Caleb Wankel

Heat 3 would see 3 time and defending MOWA Sprint Car Series presented by Casey’s General Store champion Jerrod Hull, who won the first stop of 2014 at Quincy back on May 25th, hold off the most recent winner at Quincy on July 6th, Chris Urish..

Heat 3: 12H Jerrod Hull, 77U Chris Urish, 7KX Ryan Bunton, 10K Robbie Standridge, 52F Logan Faucon, 75 Trent Beckinger, 25 Levi Curry, 59 Jake Glasgow, 82W Vinny Ward

The 6 lap Fast Dash would see Bill Balog take an early lead, but Jimmy Hurley flexed his muscles and showed he was going to be a force to be reckoned with, and went by the 17B for the win.

Dash: 35 Jimmy Hurley, 17B Bill Balog, 12H Jerrod Hull, 77U Chris Urish, 99W Korey Weyant, 17M Joey Moughan(DNS)

The 12 lap B Main would take 5 cars to the feature as a result of Joey Moughan scratching for the evening with his motor issue. 11 cars were scheduled to take to the track, and all of them answered the call and went clean and green. Here is how things went.

B Main: 22T Brett Tripplett, 53H Matt Harms, 83H Russ Hall, 6B Andy Baugh, 84 Ben Wagoner, 25 Levi Curry, 4B Tom Busch, 5W Caleb Wankel, 19 Bobby Weuve, 59 Jake Glasgow, 82W Vinny Ward

The 25 lap feature event would be led to the green by Hurley and Balog. The green flew and Jimmy Hurley jumped out to the early lead. Bill Balog was on his tail. 2 laps into the 25 lap event working on lap 3 Balog made contact with the 35, sending both cars spinning. Balog did a 360 and never stopped while Hurley’s car came to a stop facing the wrong way in turn 2, bringing out the 1st caution of the event. Balog would assume the lead on the restart. Not too much later Jerrod Hull was by Chris Urish for the runner up spot. On lap 4, the 10S of Jeremy Standridge went up over the turn 3 banking and went tumbling a few times, bringing out the only red flag of the evening. Jeremy was okay after this incident. On the restart, Balog would open up a sizeable lead on the field. Urish would get back up to the 2nd spot just around the halfway point. The 2nd yellow flag of the event would fly for AJ Bruns making contact with the guardrail coming off of turn 2 on lap 13. The restart would see Balog lead, but Urish struck a lap later and made what would be the winning move taking the lead for good on lap 15. Traffic would be a factor in the closing stages until Balog came to a stop with 2 laps remaining in turn 2. Urish would get a great restart and go on to claim his 2nd MOWA Sprint Car Series presented by Casey’s General Store feature win of his career, which was also his 2nd in a row at Quincy Raceways.

A Main: 77U Chris Urish, 12H Jerrod Hull, 24 Terry McCarl, 9 Paul Nienhiser, 7KX Ryan Bunton, 35 Jimmy Hurley, 22T Bret Tripplett, 83H Russ Hall, 51B Joe B. Miller, 17B Bill Balog, 75 Trent Beckinger, 53H Matt Harms, 99W Korey Weyant, 1M Jim Moughan, 10K Robbie Standridge, 44 A.J. Bruns, 6B Andy Baugh, 52F Logan Faucon, 84 Ben Wagoner, 10S Jeremy Standridge

 

 

 

BRETT ARNDT IS THE WINNER IN ARDC RETURN TO PATH VALLEY

Arndt Earns Second Career Win During Anniversary Season

The return of the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) and Brett Arndt's win on that historic night will be a red letter addition to ARDC's 75th Anniversary season!

In their first Path Valley appearance since 1993, ARDC elected to use a revenge draw for the main event. PJ Gargiulo drew the pole and gave that position to Arndt for the start of the twenty-five lap feature event. And that was all that Arndt needed to garner his second ARDC career win as he led from the green flag to the checkered to take the win.

The feature winner, as well as his competitors, had high praise for the Path Valley racing surface. Arndt related, "The track was ready when we got there. For the feature, it was a good slick track from the bottom to the cushion," Arndt added.

With six laps to go, 2011 ARDC Champion, Drew Heistand challenged Arndt for the lead. Unfortunately for Heistand, the slide job was not successful as Heistand drew the late race caution. Heistand's challenge also presented an opportunity for Tim Buckwalter who had moved up to second with about ten laps to go. Buckwalter trailed Arndt and thought that Heistand's challenge just might create a chance for him with the leader but that opportunity never presented itself. "I really liked racing at Path Valley," Buckwalter stated. "That's a great track for the midgets!"

Alex Bright was the hired gun in the Mike Heffner owned #27 midget for the Friday night show at Path Valley. After being involved in two altercations earlier in the feature, Bright rebounded to a third place finish at the checkered. "The axle was bent but I was still able to steer the car," the five time ARDC winner explained. And steer the car he did as he captured the final podium finish after twenty-five laps.

The top five was rounded out by two ARDC Champions as Trevor Kobylarz drove the R/T Racing #1 up to fourth after starting 10th on the grid. With his fifth place finish, Steven Drevicki secured the 2014 ARDC Championship title with one more point show remaining on the ARDC schedule.

It was a big night for the Arndts and their EF Schneider sponsored #46. Always in the hunt, Brett Arndt has had several strong runs since mid-season. Friday night's race at Path Valley put the exclamation point on what has been a strong season for Arndt who holds down fifth in points with just one race remaining.

PJ Gargiulo, Tommy Kunsman Jr., Nick Wean, Brett Wanner and Brenden Bright finished in sixth through tenth.

Heat wins went to Nick Wean, Drew Heistand and Tim Buckwalter.

Feature Finish (25 laps) 1. Brett Arndt #46 2. Tim Buckwalter #52 3. Alex Bright #27 4. Trevor Kobylarz #1 5. Steven Drevicki #19 6. PJ Gargiulo #5 7. Tommy Kunsman Jr. #21 8. Nick Wean #78 9. Brett Wanner #44 10. Brenden Bright #92 11. Greg Robinson #34 12. Tony DiMattia #50 13. Carey Becker #20 14. Austin Burke #54 15. Dusty Heistand #6 16. Ryan Greth #4 17. Drew Heistand #12 18. Shawn Jackson #7 19. Jim Radney #95 20. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. #83 21. Greg Fitzpatrick #28 DNS - Danny Stratton #33

 

 

CLAUSON (MIDGETS) AND BACON (SPRINT) CELEBRATE FOUR CROWN WINS ON STAGE AS COONS, JR. CELEBRATES HIS WIN IN THE PITS

Post-Race Penalty Takes Apparent Silver Crown Win from Caleb Armstrong

ROSSBURG, OH (September 21) – Mandated by a rain postponement Saturday evening, Sunday’s conclusion of the 33rd annual Four Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway did not come without the usual drama that comes with racing under the sun, as Bryan Clauson (USAC Midgets) and Brady Bacon (USAC Sprints) advanced to victory lane along with Caleb Armstrong (USAC Silver Crown). Unfortunately Armstrong’s victory was not long-lived as a post-race one-lap penalty for a tire changing infraction moved him to tenth in the final rundown and gave the win to Jerry Coons, Jr.

When the green flag dropped on the 25-lap Midget finale, it was Clauson jumping out front of Darren Hagen and Tracy Hines to set the early pace; a pace that came to an abrupt halt on lap three when six cars tangled in turn two of the high-banked one-half mile clay oval to bring out the red flag.

Involved in the incident were the top three cars from time trials, Rice Abreu, Christopher Bell and Tanner Thorson, along with Hines, Brady Bacon and Chris Windom. Abreu, Thorson and Bacon had flipped their mounts but quick repairs got Bacon back on the track along with Hines and Bell.

Bell was the quickest to recover as he darted from the tail to fifth on the restart. Four laps later he was up to third behind Clauson and Hagen and rested there until lap 16 when he got by Hagen for the runner-up position. Bell had Clauson in sight during the closing laps, but time ran short in his conquest to grab the coveted victory.

Hagen hung on for third, with Zach Daum and Shane Cockrum completing the top five.

With the Sprint Cars rolling to the track for their 30-lap leg of the Four Crown, the drivers were greeted with a track that was in sharp contrast to what they had competed on just twelve hours earlier. As is common in daytime racing, the track slicked up and began taking rubber quickly and finesse became the key to victory.

It took several starts to get the event underway as the result of multi-car tangles and flips. Once underway it was Robert Ballou in control with a comfortable margin over Brady Bacon and Tracy Hines before Clauson moved into the displace Hines.

With a Four Crown ‘double’ in sight, Clauson soon reeled in Bacon to run second to Ballou. Bacon remained in the hunt as Hines and Justin Grant joined the front-runners to make for a wild five car

battle for supremacy; all with previous jaunts under the sun.

Several tangles continued to plague the chase. Ballou remained in control but behind him the heated battles were between Bacon and Clauson, while Hines and Grant were engaged in their own quest.

The restart with three laps remaining dramatically changed the eventual outcome as Ballou and Clauson made contact and Ballou flipped coming out of turn two. Bacon took advantage of the miscue to inherit the lead he was to hold to the finish as Clauson was unable to double-up on his 2014 Four Crown run.

Bacon sped to a six-car length lead at the finish over Clauson, Grant, Hines and Hunter Schuerenberg.

Tire choice became the name of the game as the Silver Crown cars made their way to the track. Some teams made the wise choice, but many didn’t as the yellow bunting appeared multiple times for blown right rear tires and resulting tire changes.

Armstrong was one of those victims and it was his pit stop to replace the blown tired that eventually cost him the apparent victory. The left rear tire was changed without being flat, which is not a permissible pit stop under USAC procedures. The one-lap penalty, assessed at the finish, sat just fine with Coons, Jr. who crossed the line in runner-up spot before being claimed the winner.

Equally disappointed at the final rundown was current point leader Kody Swanson. Swanson had been in control of the 50-lap chase throughout the majority of the distance only to have a tire go down on the final lap. Fighting to control the car as they came down for the checkered flag, Swanson was freight-trained by the balance of the field to drop to ninth.

With the finish adjusted, Chris Windom, Hines, Cockrum and Clauson completed the top five.

Eldora will sit idle until the three-day (October 2-3-4) DIRTcar UMP Fall Nationals by Allstar Performance and the season-closing UNOH Sprintacular (October 11).

Fans can purchase remaining race tickets for either event by going online to www.EldoraSpeedway.com. Tickets may also be purchased through the Eldora offices during normal business hours by calling (937) 338-3815.

Additionally, race fans and race teams can get behind-the-scenes access by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at Facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and viewing video highlights at YouTube.com/EldoraSpeedwayInc. Mobile device users can access the Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad and Android, which are available for download via iTunes and Google Play.

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USAC SPRINT

TIME TRIALS - 1. 20-Bryan Clauson [15.557]; 2. 4-Tracy Hines [15.595]; 3. 69-Brady Bacon [15.606]; 4. 10E-Jerry Coons, Jr [15.611]; 5. 40G-Justin Grant [15.634]; 6. 12-Robert Ballou [15.686]; 7. 37RW-Jon Stanbrough [15.735]; 8. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [15.736]; 9. 28-Brandon Mattox [15.844]; 10. 66-Shane Cockrum [15.856]; 11. 1W-Mitch Wissmiller [15.901]; 12. 32-Chase Stockon [15.920]; 13. 30-C.j. Leary [15.944]; 14. 54-Matt Westfall [15.949]; 15. 11-Chris Windom [16.037]; 16. 18A-Jarett Andretti [16.060]; 17. 9K-Kevin Thomas, Jr. [16.113]; 18. 63-Kody Swanson [16.118]; 19. 5-Chad Boespflug [16.138]; 20. 24-Landon Simon [16.199]; 21. 21H-Dallas Hewitt [16.204]; 22. 15-Brandon Whited [16.341]; 23. 9N-Luke Hall [16.357]; 24. 2M-Logan Hupp [16.456]; 25. 82-Mike Miller [16.488]; 26. 59-Scott Hampton [16.532]; 27. 21TH-Travis Hery [16.578]; 28. 33M-Beau Stewart [16.662]; 29. 0-Steve Irwin [16.683]; 30. 24P-Tyler Hewitt [16.837]; 31. 32M-Derek Hastings [16.961]; 32. 3R-Brian Karraker [17.012]; 33. 2H-Brian Hayden [17.146]; 34. 83C-Adam Cruea [17.377]; 35. 53-Steve Little [17.880]; 36. 7M-Brandon Moore [17.892]; 37. 1M-Mike Moore [17.908]; 38. 71P-Dave Darland [21.755]; 39. 18-Scotty Weir [99.999];

HEAT 1 - 1. 20-Bryan Clauson [6]; 2. 21H-Dallas Hewitt [1]; 3. 9K-Kevin Thomas, Jr. [2]; 4. 30-C.j. Leary [3]; 5. 28-Brandon Mattox [4]; 6. 40G-Justin Grant [5]; 7. 82-Mike Miller [7]; 8. 0-Steve Irwin [8]; 9. 2H-Brian Hayden [9]; 10. 1M-Mike Moore [10];

HEAT 2 - 1. 63-Kody Swanson [2]; 2. 12-Robert Ballou [5]; 3. 4-Tracy Hines [6]; 4. 71P-Dave Darland [10]; 5. 66-Shane Cockrum [4]; 6. 54-Matt Westfall [3]; 7. 15-Brandon Whited [1]; 8. 59-Scott Hampton [7]; 9. 24P-Tyler Hewitt [8]; 10. 83C-Adam Cruea [9];

HEAT 3 - 1. 11-Chris Windom [3]; 2. 69-Brady Bacon [6]; 3. 37RW-Jon Stanbrough [5]; 4. 5-Chad Boespflug [2]; 5. 9N-Luke Hall [1]; 6. 21TH-Travis Hery [7]; 7. 32M-Derek Hastings [8]; 8. 53-Steve Little [9]; 9. 1W-Mitch Wissmiller [DNF]; 10. 18-Scotty Weir [DNS];

HEAT 4 - 1. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [5]; 2. 10E-Jerry Coons, Jr [6]; 3. 24-Landon Simon [2]; 4. 32-Chase Stockon [4]; 5. 2M-Logan Hupp [1]; 6. 3R-Brian Karraker [8]; 7. 33M-Beau Stewart [7]; 8. 7M-Brandon Moore [9]; 9. 18A-Jarett Andretti [DNF]; 10. 27J-Randy Johns [DNS];

B-FEATURE - 1. 40G-Justin Grant [1]; 2. 28-Brandon Mattox [2]; 3. 66-Shane Cockrum [3]; 4. 59-Scott Hampton [9]; 5. 54-Matt Westfall [4]; 6. 2M-Logan Hupp [7]; 7. 15-Brandon Whited [5]; 8. 0-Steve Irwin [12]; 9. 82-Mike Miller [8]; 10. 83C-Adam Cruea [17]; 11. 21TH-Travis Hery [10]; 12. 32M-Derek Hastings [14]; 13. 53-Steve Little [18]; 14. 33M-Beau Stewart [DNF]; 15. 24P-Tyler Hewitt [DNF]; 16. 1M-Mike Moore [DNS]; 17. 2H-Brian Hayden [DNS]; 18. 3R-Brian Karraker [DNS]; 19. 7M-Brandon Moore [DNS]; 20. 9N-Luke Hall [DNS]; 21. 18A-Jarett Andretti [DNS];

A FEATURE - 1. 69-Brady Bacon [4]; 2. 20-Bryan Clauson [6]; 3. 40G-Justin Grant [7]; 4. 4-Tracy Hines [5]; 5. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [8]; 6. 10E-Jerry Coons, Jr [3]; 7. 30-C.j. Leary [12]; 8. 11-Chris Windom [14]; 9. 66-Shane Cockrum [10]; 10. 63-Kody Swanson [16]; 11. 54-Matt Westfall [13]; 12. 2M-Logan Hupp [21]; 13. 71P-Dave Darland [24]; 14. 12-Robert Ballou [DNF]; 15. 28-Brandon Mattox [DNF]; 16. 9K-Kevin Thomas, Jr. [DNF]; 17. 32-Chase Stockon [DNF]; 18. 0-Steve Irwin [DNF]; 19. 21H-Dallas Hewitt [DNF]; 20. 15-Brandon Whited [DNF]; 21. 24-Landon Simon [DNF]; 22. 37RW-Jon Stanbrough [DNF]; 23. 59-Scott Hampton [DNF]; 24. 5-Chad Boespflug [DNS];

USAC Silver Crown

TIME TRIALS - 1. 98-Jerry Coons, Jr [16.513]; 2. 63S-Kody Swanson [16.607]; 3. 10-Bobby East [16.637]; 4. 16-Tracy Hines [16.658]; 5. 17-Chris Windom [16.883]; 6. 20C-Bryan Clauson [16.898]; 7. 35-C.j. Leary [17.081]; 8. 26P-Aaron Pierce [17.215]; 9. 9-Caleb Armstrong [17.340]; 10. 66-Shane Cockrum [17.342]; 11. 25R-Davey Ray [17.421]; 12. 07-Jacob Wilson [17.615]; 13. 53-Robert Ballou [18.336]; 14. 21-Jack Hewitt [18.391]; 15. 02-Patrick Lawson [24.150]; 16. 51-Russ Gamester [99.999]; 17. 99B-Chris Bell [99.999]; 18. 14B-Brady Bacon [99.999]; 19. 19D-Dave Darland [99.999]; 20. 31-Jake Simmons [99.999];

A FEATURE - 1. 98-Jerry Coons, Jr [1]; 2. 17-Chris Windom [5]; 3. 16-Tracy Hines [4]; 4. 66-Shane Cockrum [10]; 5. 10-Bobby East [3]; 6. 20C-Bryan Clauson [6]; 7. 26P-Aaron Pierce [8]; 8. 07-Jacob Wilson [12]; 9. 63S-Kody Swanson [2]; 10. 9-Caleb Armstrong [9]; 11. 51-Russ Gamester [18]; 12. 35-C.j. Leary [7]; 13. 02-Patrick Lawson [15]; 14. 99B-Chris Bell [16]; 15. 25R-Davey Ray [11]; 16. 21-Jack Hewitt [14]; 17. 53-Robert Ballou [13]; 18. 14B-Brady Bacon [DNS]; 19. 19D-Dave Darland [DNS]; 20. 31-Jake Simmons [DNS];

USAC Midgets

TIME TRIALS - 1. 97-Rico Abreu [16.369]; 2. 71-Chris Bell [16.416]; 3. 67-Tanner Thorson [16.423]; 4. 56-Darren Hagen [16.570]; 5. 63-Bryan Clauson [16.605]; 6. 24-Tracy Hines [16.605]; 7. 5D-Zach Daum [16.643]; 8. 3-Chris Windom [16.725]; 9. 11-Brady Bacon [16.823]; 10. 19-Steve Drevicki [17.302]; 11. 50-Tony Dimattia [17.394]; 12. 16-Thomas Meseraull [17.411]; 13. 88-Terry Babb [17.441]; 14. 9P-Parker Price-miller [17.491]; 15. 52-Issac Chapple [17.703]; 16. 46-Brett Arndt [18.112]; 17. 17-Dave Darland [99.999]; 18. 66-Shane Cockrum [99.999];

HEAT 1 - 1. 97-Rico Abreu [6]; 2. 63-Bryan Clauson [4]; 3. 5D-Zach Daum [3]; 4. 67-Tanner Thorson [5]; 5. 11-Brady Bacon [2]; 6. 66-Shane Cockrum [9]; 7. 52-Issac Chapple [8]; 8. 50-Tony Dimattia [1]; 9. 88-Terry Babb [DNS];

HEAT 2 - 1. 3-Chris Windom [3]; 2. 24-Tracy Hines [4]; 3. 56-Darren Hagen [5]; 4. 71-Chris Bell [6]; 5. 19-Steve Drevicki [2]; 6. 16-Thomas Meseraull [1]; 7. 9P-Parker Price-miller [7]; 8. 46-Brett Arndt [8];

A FEATURE - 1. 63-Bryan Clauson [2]; 2. 71-Chris Bell [5]; 3. 56-Darren Hagen [3]; 4. 5D-Zach Daum [7]; 5. 66-Shane Cockrum [16]; 6. 11-Brady Bacon [9]; 7. 52-Issac Chapple [14]; 8. 24-Tracy Hines [1]; 9. 19-Steve Drevicki [10]; 10. 9P-Parker Price-miller [DNF]; 11. 97-Rico Abreu [DNF]; 12. 67-Tanner Thorson [DNF]; 13. 3-Chris Windom [DNF]; 14. 16-Thomas Meseraull [DNS]; 15. 46-Brett Arndt [DNS]; 16. 50-Tony Dimattia [DNS];

 

 

Colby Copeland Wins Civil War Thriller at Petaluma Speedway

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Aptos, CA)- During the July stop at the Petaluma Speedway with the Civil War Series Presented by Flowmaster, Colby Copeland came up just short of picking up a victory after a valiant late race charge. Fast forward to Saturday night, and Copeland was the one fending off the last lap challenge as he won a thrilling race at the Petaluma Speedway in what was a home race for his VanLare Motorsports team.

Leading the field to green by way of his dominating dash win, in which he turned the fastest laps ever a the Petaluma Speedway in a 360ci car, Copeland would get the early jump, only to see the caution fly for fellow front row starter, Kurt Nelson, who came to a stop with a flat tire.

With Willie Croft moving to the front row, Copeland was strong again, as he blasted away to an early lead on the lightening fast Petaluma Speedway surface. Behind Copeland, Croft, Matt Peterson, and Shane Golobic all began jockeying for position, as Copeland stretched out his lead.

With Copeland out in front, Peterson was able to take over the second position on the fourth lap, as he chased after Copeland, who had slowly worked his way to the tail end of the field, just as the caution flew on the seventh lap, giving the leaders open track.

When the action resumed, Copeland continued to flex his muscle aboard his VanLare Steering Repair/Bianchi Farms backed entry, though behind him the action was heating up, as Mason Moore, and Chase Johnson began charging their way from the back of the pack, and into the Top-10 as the caution again flew on the 11th lap, as the leaders again were starting to get into traffic.

On this restart, Matt Peterson was able to get the better of Copeland, as he took command of the race, before another quick yellow flew on the 12th circuit.

With Peterson now in command of the race, he would set a nice pace, as Copeland, Golobic, Croft, Sean Becker, and Andy Forsberg all chased after him, as the race began to get into a solid flow.

With Peterson working the bottom of the speedway aboard his Miller Lite/V&H Fresh No. p37 entry, which was choppy, Copeland stayed glued to the high-side of the speedway, and was able to blast his way back into the lead on the 15th lap, to the crowd’s approval.

As he slowly got away, Willie Croft was able to take over the second spot on the 17th marker, as he began a charge after the leader aboard his Holey Smokes BBQ/Christian Stover Foundation No. 29 entry, as the track came to him, and his machine began to pick up speed.

With the leaders getting into traffic, Copeland was masterful, but Croft was just as good, as he erased a sizeable lead as the laps continued to click down.

Getting to Copeland’s back bumper, Croft continued to look for the opening he needed but couldn’t get a run to make a serious challenge for the top spot. With the white flag waiving, Croft was able to pull alongside Copeland as the duo exited turn two, and going into the final set of corners, the duo remained side by side, and as they had a drag race to the finish, and Copeland was able to cross first putting an exclamation point on the evening.

With the top two making it exciting, it was equally as exciting behind them as Sean Becker made a huge move in his HAM Construction/A.R.T. backed No. 35m machine to get by Shane Golobic exiting turn four to take over the fourth spot, and just narrowly missed out on the third spot, as Matt Peterson was able to hold him off, and claim the final spot on the podium.

“It means a lot to get a win here at Petaluma,” Copeland said in victory lane. “If you were a fan you had to have loved that race, because I think we just put on a pretty exciting show. I can’t thank Jim and Annette VanLare enough for this opportunity, and it’s cool to win at their home track.”

Though he finished in the second spot, Croft was pleased with how the night went. “That was a pretty exciting race,” Croft said. “Colby did one heck of a job, and I gave him everything I had. The track came to us late in the feature, and we really got rolling. We are pleased with our run.”

After leading some laps, Matt Peterson kept up his string of strong runs at the Petaluma Speedway as he finished on the podium.

“We had a really good night, and I can’t thank Lee, Shane, and my family enough for all of their help,” he said. “We got up front, and then I just stayed on the bottom a little too long. It was a little rough, and Colby and Willie were both able to get by on the top.”

As mentioned, Sean Becker finished fourth, Shane Golobic fifth, Andy Forsberg sixth, Alissa Geving seventh, Justin Sanders eight, Chase Johnson ninth, from the 18th staring spot, and Mason Moore put on a great charge as he finished 10th from 21st.

In preliminary action, Shane Golobic kicked things off by setting a new 360ci track record at the Petaluma Speedway during time trials with a lap of 12.132 seconds.

Heat race wins went to Sean Becker, Kurt Nelson, and Alissa Geving, as Colby Copeland won the evening’s dash. It is also noteworthy that during the dash, Copeland set the all the 360ci track record at the speedway as he laid down a lightening fast lap of 12.066 seconds during the sixth lap contest.

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

ON TAP: The Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster will now be idle until the championship finale at the Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday, November 1st.

WINNERS: Winners in the 2014 California Sprint Car Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster… Andy Gregg- 1 (Marysville Raceway Park on March 15th), DJ Netto-1 (Marysville Raceway Park on May 24th), Shane Golobic-1 (Silver Dollar Speedway on May 25th), Andy Forsberg- 1 (Placerville Speedway on May 31st), Mason Moore (Petaluma Speedway on July 5th), Brad Furr (Ocean Speedway on July 11th), Greg DeCaires (Placerville Speedway on August 9th), Rico Abreu (Ocean Speedway on August 23rd), Matt Peterson (Silver Dollar Speedway on September 3rd), Colby Copeland (Petaluma Speedway on September 20th)

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

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

 

 

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY BLOW OUT CHECKERS TO MARKHAM, JACOBS, STRICKLER, DAUGHERTY, B.HENSEL, STAFFORD, JONES, & HEYDER Orrville, Ohio Saturday,

September 20, 2014

By Mike Swanger

Over 170 racing vehicles signed in to participate in the 2nd annual Dirt Blow out sponsored by DJ’s Directional Sevices at NAPA Wayne County Speedway Saturday night. The Renegades of Dirt Modifieds made their second appearance of the season to the 3/8 mile dirt track and for the second time this year, Mooresville NC driver Kyle Strickler went home with the win. Grabbing the lead from the outside front row at the drop of the green flag, the High Side Race Cars, Donaldson Grinding, and Ti Lube #8s would lead all the way in the 30 lap main. Fast Qualifier Rich Michael Jr. challenged early on but could not stay with Strickler. Only two caution flags would fly during therace and both came just as the leaders were getting ready to start lapping cars which really helped Strickler who had a clear track on both restarts. Jesse Wisecarver ran third but had to hold off a late run by Taylor Cook as Rick Aukland took fifth. Michael Jr., Strickler and Anthony Kinkade topped the heats as Craig Wolford was the last chance winner. A multi car mishap just past the flagstand at the start of the Lias Tire Late Model feature would eliminate DJ Cline, Rick Mardis, Jerry Aber and last chance winner Rocky Owens from the field. On the restart, it was a back and forth battle between the front row starters of Rick Armstrong and Ashland’s Ryan Markham for the first three laps with quick timer Charlie Duncan right behind. Armstrong bobbled in turn two on lap seven and that allowed both Duncan and JR Gentry to slip past. Gentry would slow the action down after bouncing off the guardrail in turn two on lap 11, ending his night. With the green back out, Duncan would make a strong run on Track Champion Markham but the H & T Demolition, Accu Shock and Fultz Fabrication #5m would stave off the challenge and pull away for his 7th win this season. Keith Berner, who is retiring from racing after 40 years, made a run on Duncan during the last two laps but finished third. Aussie David Doherty started 14th and motored up to take 4th as Brad Malcuit took fifth. Heat winners were Shane McLoughlin, Berner and Markham. A pair of #9’s would bring the Fisher Performance Sprints to the green flag with Fredricksburg’s Dean Jacobs taking the point from Jimmy Colvin. Track Champ Brad Haudenschild would take second from Colvin on lap 8 and chased down Jacobs. Haudenschild would slide past Jacobs during lap 18 but before the lap was completed, the caution was thrown for a spinning Shawn Hubler. From that point on, the Harbach Electronics, Hochstetler Truck and Auto Repair, and Mac & Bob’s Towing of Jacobs held off Haudenschild on the restart of the last lap following a caution flag to pick up his 1st win at NAPA WCS. Despite doing a 360 spin and dropping back to ninth on lap two, Danny Mumaw roared back and passed fast qualifier Andrew Palker on the last lap for third. Mitch Harble filled out the top five. Mumaw and Jamie Myers scored the heat wins. Mansfield’s Bob Daugherty and Nick Smith dueled for the lead in opening laps of the Thrifty Muffler Super Stock feature but after several cautions early in the race, the last half of the feature was caution free and Daugherty and his Char’s Cars, Metz Machine Shop, and KA Recovery #21d just kept expanding his lead on the way to his 4th win of the season. Smith was able to hold off Gary Hensel Jr. in the closing laps for second as Don Baney and fast qualifier and Track Champion Larry Baldwin rounded out the top five. Baldwin, Smith and Mitch Caskey collected the heat wind as Don Rutt claimed the last chance win. Doug Hensel set the pace for the first eight circuits of the WQKT Mini Stock feature but the mechanical bug bit him and Track Champ Brad Hensel took over and went on to post his ninth win aboard the Wooster based, Sportsmans Bar and DJ’s Directional Services #28. Gary Hensel Jr and Jason St. John went tooth and nail for second and third, finishing in that order. Ron Hamlin and Jerry Adkins finished fourth and fifth. Adkins and Gary Hensel Jr. led the way in the heats. Cousin’s Zoe Stafford and Braxton Wilson topped the NAPA Mini Wedge heat races and then Stafford would lead the first 6 laps of the feature but slower wedge’s allowed Wilson to take the point on the next lap but he was slowed by slower wedges and Stafford was able to get back by on lap eight and the Coshocton youngster put the Flint Run Valley Farms, Coshocton Trucking and Dobby’s Hauling #31 in victory lane. Wilson finished second as Track Champion Robbie Ledger took third followed by Matthew Moore and Jolene Voshel. After their feature, the top ten were awarded their season long points award trophy’s with Billy Dawson second followed by Moore, Caitlin Johnson, Tanner McLoughlin, Cody Stillion, Voshel, Lucas Thomas, Wilson and Stafford. Rod Jones and his #820 machine led flag to flag to claim the Mod Lite feature as Doug Stanley moved past Brian Stuhldreher on lap seven for second. Joe Burkhead finished fourth with Brandon Shaw collecting fifth. Stuhldreher and Jones won the heat races. Galena’s Rolly Heyder, driving the Jack Maxton Chevrolet #10, made the pass on Tyler Bertran at the right time, which was the halfway mark because the skies let loose with rain and although it was a quick shower, before the track was back to raceable, another shower hit, ending the night. Travis Winterringer, Jerry Gardner and Tom Garlick were top five finishers. Bertran was the heat winner. Results for the Box Stock and Stock Go Karts that ran on the Wedge track, were unavailable.

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS Saturday, September 20, 2014 RENEGADE OF DIRT MODIFIEDS Fast Qualifier Rich Michaels Jr. 18.907 Heat 1 Rich Michaels, Jesse Wisecarver, Aaron Scott, Tyler Nicely, Kyle Brown, Mark Dickson, Rory Reed, Ernie Scott, Aaron Prater Heat 2 Kyle Strickler, Rick Aukland, Travis Dickson, DJ Cline, Tyler Evans, Craig Wolford, Kevin Miller, Scott Jones, Jim Cochran Heat 3 Anthony Kinkade, Taylor Cook, Kevin Morehouse, Nathan Loney, Robbie Evans, Dan Davies, Mike Conkle, Bruce Miller ‘B’ Main Craig Wolford, Dan Davies, Mark Dickson, Kevin Miller, Rory Reed, Bruce Miller, Ernie Scott, Aaron Prater, Jim Cochran, Scott Jones, Mike Conkle Feature Kyle Strickler, Rich Michael Jr., Jesse Wisecarver, Taylor Cook, Rick Aukland, Anthony Kinkade, DJ Cline, Kevin Morehouse, Travis Dickson, Dan Davies, Tyler Nicely, Kyle Brown, Mark Dickson, Kevin Miller, Tyler Evans, Robbie Evans, Nathan Loney, Mike Conkle, Aaron Scott, Craig Wolford

LIAS TIRE LATE MODELS Fast Qualifier Charlie Duncan 16.994 Heat 1 Shane McLoughlin, Charlie Duncan, Lauren Longbrake, Larry Bellman, DJ Cline, David Liles, Charlie Kimble, Justin Chance, Doug Kenworthy Heat 2 Keith Berner, JR Gentry, Brad Malcuit, Rick Mardis, David Doherty, Jerry Aber, Jim Nicely, Vern Mardis, Ben Mott Heat 3 Ryan Markham, John Bores, Rick Armstrong, Larry Kingseed, Allan Baker, Brandon Gardner, Rocky Owens, Jimmy Morey ‘B’ Main Rocky Owens, Jim Nicely, Justin Chance, Ben Mott, Vern Mardis, Jimmy Morey, Doug Kenworthy, Charlie Kimball Feature Ryan Markham, Charlie Duncan, Keith Berner, David Doherty, Brad Malcuit, Shane McLoughlin, Rick Armstrong, Brandon Gardner, Lauren Longbrake, Jim Nicely, David Liles, Allan Baker, Larry Bellman, Larry Kingseed, JR Gentry, John Bores, Justin Chance, Rick Mardis, DJ Cline, Rocky Owens, Jerry Aber, Ben Mott

FISHER PERFORMANCE SPRINTS Fast Qualifier Andrew Palker 14.778 Heat 1 Danny Mumaw, Brad Haudenschild, Andrew Palker, Jason Dolick, Troy Kingan, Joe Armbruster, Jeremy Shambaugh, Clay Riney, Jordan Harble (dns) Heat 2 Jamie Myers, Dean Jacobs, Mitch Harble, Jimmy Colvin, Nick Patterson, Aaron Middaugh, Shawn Hubler, Bill Ault Feature Dean Jacobs, Brad Haudenschild, Danny Mumaw, Andrew Palker, Mitch Harble, Jimmy Colvin, Jason Dolick, Jamie Myers, Aaron Middaugh, Nick Patterson, Joe Armbruster, Troy Kingan, Jeremy Shambaugh, Clay Riney, Bill Ault, Shawn Hubler, Jordan Harble (dns)

 

 

SALDANA EDGES SCHATZ, RICE TOPS WESTFALL IN ELDORA FOUR CROWN OPENER

Pair of Thrilling Finishes Carry Momentum Into Saturday’s USAC Action to Conclude 33rd Annual Event

ROSSBURG, Ohio (September 19) -- Donny Schatz had World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series (WoO) win number 23 in his sights at Eldora Speedway on Friday night but Joey Saldana had other ideas as the second generation driver held off the five-time champion on the way to victory at the Four Crown Nationals. In the companion DIRTcar UMP Modified finale, it was 16 year-old Josh Rice moving to victory lane in only his second appearance at Eldora.

"This is amazing because I actually beat Donny Schatz," Saldana said in victory lane following his win. "He's been unbelievable this year and just to be able to race with him and be able to drive with the World of Outlaws - honestly, it's an honor to just be out here and race."

Saldana said the win meant a lot to him personally because it is one of the places he grew up at watching his father Joe Saldana race.

"This is an awesome place, a humbling place and I love racing here."

Saldana started on the pole and held off Kerry Madsen through the first third of the Outlaws event at the Four Crown Nationals. Then Schatz began to make his move. He took over the second spot on lap 12 and worked to take advantage of the two cautions that followed. Despite side-by-side racing and nose out front on a couple of occasions, Saldana held off Schatz scoring his sixth World of Outlaws win of the season.

Saldana, who dedicated his win to crew member Sean Strasbaugh, said he thought Schatz had the better car throughout the night but that qualifying made the difference for his Motter Equipment team over Schatz.

"I think what beat him tonight, not to put him down, was his qualifying effort," Saldana said. "He just didn't qualify good enough. I think he had the best car, I just held him up.

"Once I could keep my momentum up front I was pretty good. When it's in the middle he's definitely got the car to beat. He was there a couple of times so I knew I had to hit my mark and not let him slide me. But we just qualified well and put ourselves in position and that's why we beat him tonight. That's what you've got to do every night if you're going to beat him. Tonight we did it. At least as a team we know we can do it, we just have to keep doing it."

Saldana currently sits fifth in the championship standings, 511 points out of the lead. His battle for fourth with Kerry Madsen is heating up as the season draws to a close - just 17 points separate the two drivers.

Schatz, who won the last two Outlaws events at Terre Haute and Kokomo, said he made a few mistakes along the way in his STP / Armor All car that left him in second.

"Yeah we were really good early through the middle of the race there but in the end we weren't as good as we needed to be with all the cautions. But you know that's the way it goes. These STP guys gave me an awesome racecar. It was a race winning car - I just put myself in a couple of the wrong spots at the right time. It feels good when you make mistakes like that and have a second place finish. Hats off to the guys and we'll go out and try to get a win tomorrow."

Schatz continues to lead the standings for the 2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship. The driver has a 254 point lead built up over defending champion Daryn Pittman.

Dale Blaney charged forward from an 11th place starting position in his Kennedy Cattle car, taking advantage of the restarts following each of the three cautions on the way to his third place run. On the next to last restart of the night, Blaney moved from fifth into third. Though he challenged Schatz, Blaney was not able to make up any more spots in the final laps.

"Yeah we had a couple of good restarts and gained a bunch - went from fifth to third," Blaney said. "It was a good race - a good racetrack. It got pretty wide and if you got the wing back you could stick the bottom and fly a little bit. I had a really good car. To run from 11th to third with these guys here at this place is pretty neat."

Jason Sides was the KSE Hard Charger award recipient of the night after starting in 25th and advancing nine positions to finish in 16th.

Similar to Saldana, Rice had his hands full in the closing stages of his chase. A comfortable lead for Rice was slowly evaporating has three-time 2014 winner Matt Westfall was moving in.

With the laps winding down and the field threading themselves through lapped traffic, Rice continued to show the poise of a seasoned Eldora veteran around the one-half mile oval. Westfall used the lapped traffic expertly as well, but with each waning circuit was able to inch closer.

With two laps remaining he pulled his nose under Rice to show intentions to overtake the lead; but Rice maintained his strong line with just enough poise to edge Westfall by mere inches across the finish line.

Behind them at the finish, within their own battle for positioning were Brian Ruhlman, Jeff Babcock and Joey Kramer.

The concluding leg number two of the 33rd annual Four Crown Nationals will be contested tonight with the three National divisions of the United States Auto Club (USAC) – Midgets, Sprints and Silver Crown.

Fans can purchase remaining race tickets for the Four Crown Nationals — or any other exciting Eldora event — by going online to www.EldoraSpeedway.com. Tickets may also be purchased through the Eldora offices during normal business hours by calling (937) 338-3815.

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World of Outlaw Sprints

TIME TRIALS - 1. 24A-Rico Abreu [1]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [12]; 3. 51-Paul Mcmahan [28]; 4. 71-Joey Saldana [6]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 6. 45S-Tim Shaffer [3]; 7. 14K-Dale Blaney [9]; 8. 7-Craig Dollansky [23]; 9. 15-Donny Schatz [10]; 10. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [31]; 11. 4-Cody Darrah [19]; 12. 10H-Danny Holtgraver [8]; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7]; 14. 83-David Gravel [30]; 15. 20W-Greg Wilson [2]; 16. 9-Daryn Pittman [36]; 17. 11-Steve Kinser [20]; 18. 71C-Bryan Clauson [5]; 19. 11N-Randy Hannagan [16]; 20. 28D-Jac Haudenschild [11]; 21. 49-Brad Sweet [33]; 22. 53-Chris Bell [26]; 23. 59K-Tim Kaeding [18]; 24. 9W-Derek Hagar [14]; 25. 71MX-Paul May [13]; 26. 24H-Brandon Wimmer [32]; 27. 19P-Paige Polyak [29]; 28. 11K-Kraig Kinser [34]; 29. 55F-Taylor Ferns [25]; 30. 7S-Jason Sides [22]; 31. 9P-Parker Pricemiller [21]; 32. 1A-Jacob Allen [24]; 33. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [15]; 34. 33M-Beau Stewart [35]; 35. 21P-Travis Philo [17]; 36. 27K-Chad Kemenah [27];

HEAT 1 - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser [5]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 5. 24A-Rico Abreu [4]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 7. 71MX-Paul May [7]; 8. 55F-Taylor Ferns [8]; 9. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [DNS];

HEAT 2 - 1. 83-David Gravel [1]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 4. 45S-Tim Shaffer [3]; 5. 53-Chris Bell [6]; 6. 71C-Bryan Clauson [5]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [8]; 8. 24H-Brandon Wimmer [7]; 9. 33M-Beau Stewart [9];

HEAT 3 - 1. 4-Cody Darrah [2]; 2. 20W-Greg Wilson [1]; 3. 14K-Dale Blaney [3]; 4. 51-Paul Mcmahan [4]; 5. 11N-Randy Hannagan [5]; 6. 59K-Tim Kaeding [6]; 7. 19P-Paige Polyak [7]; 8. 9P-Parker Pricemiller [8]; 9. 21P-Travis Philo [9];

HEAT 4 - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 10H-Danny Holtgraver [2]; 3. 71-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 28D-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7]; 6. 9W-Derek Hagar [6]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [8]; 8. 7-Craig Dollansky [DNF];

DASH - 1. 71-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 4. 24A-Rico Abreu [4]; 5. 51-Paul Mcmahan [2]; 6. 4-Cody Darrah [6]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman [8]; 8. 83-David Gravel [7];

B-FEATURE - 1. 7-Craig Dollansky [1]; 2. 59K-Tim Kaeding [4]; 3. 71C-Bryan Clauson [2]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 5. 9W-Derek Hagar [5]; 6. 19P-Paige Polyak [8]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [10]; 8. 71MX-Paul May [6]; 9. 24H-Brandon Wimmer [7]; 10. 55F-Taylor Ferns [9]; 11. 9P-Parker Pricemiller [11]; 12. 21P-Travis Philo [DNF]; 13. 33M-Beau Stewart [DNF]; 14. 1A-Jacob Allen [DNF];

A FEATURE - 1. 71-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 3. 14K-Dale Blaney [11]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 5. 83-David Gravel [8]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [9]; 7. 51-Paul Mcmahan [5]; 8. 20W-Greg Wilson [16]; 9. 4-Cody Darrah [6]; 10. 45S-Tim Shaffer [10]; 11. 9-Daryn Pittman [7]; 12. 10H-Danny Holtgraver [14]; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart [15]; 14. 53-Chris Bell [22]; 15. 59K-Tim Kaeding [23]; 16. 7S-Jason Sides [25]; 17. 11N-Randy Hannagan [19]; 18. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [13]; 19. 71C-Bryan Clauson [18]; 20. 24A-Rico Abreu [DNF]; 21. 49-Brad Sweet [DNF]; 22. 11K-Kraig Kinser [DNF]; 23. 11-Steve Kinser [DNF]; 24. 7-Craig Dollansky [DNF]; 25. 28D-Jac Haudenschild [DNF];

UMP DIRTcar MODIFIED

HEAT 1 - 1. 7B-Jeff Babcock [4]; 2. 55S-Zach Schroeder [1]; 3. L5-Casey Luedeke [2]; 4. 24M-Zeke Mckenzie [6]; 5. 52-John Phlipot, Jr [3]; 6. 6M-Dylan Woodling [7]; 7. 18-Ryan Sutter [8]; 8. 28R-Chad Rosenbeck [5]; 9. 4J-David Treon, Jr [9];

HEAT 2 - 1. 49-Brian Ruhlman [5]; 2. 11R-Josh Rice [8]; 3. 17W-Tanner Wilson [3]; 4. 05-David Smith [1]; 5. 1SW-Scott Williams [7]; 6. 11MH-Mike Hohlbein [6]; 7. 67S-Warren Shingleton [9]; 8. 26D-Mike Dirksen [DNS]; 9. 75D-Gary Dunaway [DNS];

HEAT 3 - 1. 45P-Brian Post [1]; 2. 54-Matt Westfall [5]; 3. 65-Todd Sherman [2]; 4. 18L-Randy Lines [8]; 5. 23J-Aaron Orr [6]; 6. 51-Cody Timmerman [7]; 7. 15D-Greg Dunaway [4]; 8. 36-Brandon Vaughan [DNF];

HEAT 4 - 1. 14K-Joey Kramer [1]; 2. 88-Scott Orr [3]; 3. WO-Jeff Koz [4]; 4. X-Jerry Bowersock [7]; 5. 20-Josh Morton [6]; 6. 5X-Tim Richardson [8]; 7. 00K-Nick Katterhenry [5]; 8. 79-Shane Unger [2];

B-FEATURE - 1. 1SW-Scott Williams [2]; 2. 20-Josh Morton [4]; 3. 18-Ryan Sutter [9]; 4. 6M-Dylan Woodling [5]; 5. 5X-Tim Richardson [8]; 6. 28R-Chad Rosenbeck [13]; 7. 36-Brandon Vaughan [15]; 8. 52-John Phlipot, Jr [1]; 9. 11MH-Mike Hohlbein [6]; 10. 4J-David Treon, Jr [17]; 11. 67S-Warren Shingleton [10]; 12. 79-Shane Unger [16]; 13. 15D-Greg Dunaway [11]; 14. 00K-Nick Katterhenry [DNF]; 15. 23J-Aaron Orr [DNF]; 16. 51-Cody Timmerman [DNS]; 17. 26D-Mike Dirksen [DNS]; 18. 75D-Gary Dunaway [DNS];

A FEATURE - 1. 11R-Josh Rice [4]; 2. 54-Matt Westfall [3]; 3. 49-Brian Ruhlman [8]; 4. 7B-Jeff Babcock [9]; 5. 14K-Joey Kramer [6]; 6. 55S-Zach Schroeder [5]; 7. 88-Scott Orr [2]; 8. L5-Casey Luedeke [1]; 9. 17W-Tanner Wilson [10]; 10. X-Jerry Bowersock [16]; 11. 05-David Smith [14]; 12. 18L-Randy Lines [15]; 13. 45P-Brian Post [7]; 14. 65-Todd Sherman [11]; 15. WO-Jeff Koz [12]; 16. 24M-Zeke Mckenzie [13]; 17. 18-Ryan Sutter [19]; 18. 1SW-Scott Williams [17]; 19. 20-Josh Morton [18]; 20. 5X-Tim Richardson [21]; 21. 28R-Chad Rosenbeck [22]; 22. 36-Brandon Vaughan [23]; 23. 6M-Dylan Woodling [DNF]; 24. 52-John Phlipot, Jr [DNF];

 

Memorial Races Close Out 2014 Season
By: Amy Juech
9-13-2014

Both feature events totaled 55 laps honoring Brian Portschy included a 28 lap 360 feature and IRA Filskov Memorial 27 lap feature in which was also the car number he ran in the IRA.
Ken Jay Fiedler and Rusty Egan made up the front row of our Aldog-Honald Mechanical Sprints for our feature. On the drop of the green Champion Donny Goeden jumped into second behind Fielder. Leader Fielder continued to battle a charging Goeden who was running the high side lap after lap, eventually Fiedler lost his lead to Goeden who passed him upon coming up on lapped traffic. Goeden continued to place lapped cars of Chris Clayton, Nick Melis, and Randy Sippel between himself and Fielder. Our first caution came out on lap 23 for Rusty Egan spinning between turns one and two, caution did not wave early enough for our leader to avoid him. Goeden clipped Egan’s car sending him to the pits for some new tread, resulting in starting at the back of pack. Realigning the field for the restart Lee Schroeder got squished on the back stretch hitting the wall and flipping over bringing out our first red. Third attempt at a restart did not go as planned with Jim Melis breaking on the front stretch. Danny Schlafer took control of the field after the final restart with Kurt Davis tucked in tight behind. White flag waved for Schlafer and upon crossing the checkers the red was waved for a final time as Donny Goeden and Shane Wenninger tangling in turn four causing Goeden to go up and almost over. Crossing the checkers first was Danny Schlafer (Sussex) followed by Kurt Davis (West Allis), Ken Jay Fielder (Sheboygan Falls), Paul Pokorski (West Bend) and Doug Wondra (Oakfield). Hard Charger was Brandon McMullen passing 11 cars.
B-Main Results and Transfer cars were: Travis Luedke (Plymouth), John Krebsbach (Cascade), Brandon McMullen (Plymouth), Kyle Marten (Sheboygan Falls), Nick Melis(Plymouth) and Chris Clayton (Waldo).
Heat Winners: Jim Melis (Glenbeulah), Paul Pokorski (West Bend), Donny Goeden(Kewaskum) and Rusty Egan (Crystal Heights, IL)
“Neitzel has started on the pole of the 27-lap A-main contest. The unique distance, a tribute, to match Filskov’s number which he ran in IRA competition.
After a false start racing began in earnest with Neitzel gaining the upper hand on Modjeski who had been positioned outside the front row. Reinke was able to power his way into the third spot ahead of Ben Schmidt. Schmidt, who has several titles to his credit in 360 sprint action at Plymouth, gave the partisan fan base plenty to cheer about this evening having earlier become the first of four drivers who were able to eclipse the track record in qualifying.
The first caution flew on lap four as multiple incidents took place. Phillip Mock making his return to action after having expired his engine a couple months ago, again suffered mechanical ills with his powerplant while running just outside the top five. Mock lost speed quickly and was clipped by Bill Rose.
Rose’s perfect season of starting every A-main, and finishing every lap came to an abrupt end as he pulled into the infield with steering issues. Rose, had some satisfaction this evening however, as the Plainfield, Indiana native earned the fastest qualifying time establishing a new track record of 11.888 seconds. It was the first time in his career that Rose had set a new qualifying standard in winged sprint car action.
At the same time 2013 Rookie of the Year Jeremy Schultz went for a spin in turn two drawing the caution. He would return to action, while Mock, and Rose retired from the contest.
When the race restarted, Neitzel went back to the lead, while Reinke gave Modjeski all he could handle while attempting to garner the second spot. After several laps of side by side action, Reinke used the high line on the track to secure the runner-up spot at Modjeski’s expense.
Neitzel had pulled out to a solid lead by lap ten as the leaders began to encounter lapped traffic. A caution on lap 12 for rookie contender Scotty Thiel drew the second yellow flag of the race. Thiel who had been running in the 10th spot had suffered a flat tire coming to a halt in turn four.
Once the race resumed, the final 15 circuits went uninterrupted. Neitzel again gained the upper hand as starter Jim Barr’s green flag waved in the air, but Reinke immediately began to supply the pressure. Behind the lead duo Modjeski held fast to the inside line in third, challenged by Schmidt.
Testing the high line around the track Reinke soon was able to reel in Neitzel. Reinke’s line was especially effective coming off turn two, and that is where he made his move for the lead on Neitzel on lap 20. With a sweeping pass Reinke was able to nab the top spot, and he quickly scrambled away as lapped traffic began to thicken.
Over the closing circuits, Reinke was able to extend his lead to eight car lengths by the time the checkered flag fell. Neitzel settled for runner-up honors and was well aware of the challenge of trying to hold off Reinke.
Reinke indicated he knew it would take using the high line as a means to achieve victory. “The way everybody was tonight, everyone was on the bottom. I knew I could trust him (Neitzel) where I was at. If I was going to pass a car, and win the race I was going to have to figure out how to make the top work. We had a car to win and we finally got it done”, said Reinke obviously pleased with the efforts of his crew.
Modjeski had spent the last half of the feature repelling the challenges of Schmidt who tried one last time on the final circuit to reach the final podium spot. Modjeski’s efforts had proved successful edging Schmidt by less than a car length. Schmidt had to settle for the fourth spot.
In earlier action, Vandervere outran Meyer for the victory in the B-main. Ken Jay Fiedler, Blake Nimee, Darrell Dodd, Brian Kristan and Byron Walters earned transfer spots.
Heat race victories were captured by Wirth, and Mock, and the wins for both drivers negated a bit of bad luck as both have had several misfortunes this season. Brandon Thone captured the final heat race after a wheel to wheel duel with Reinke. The victory for Thone was his first heat race win of the season, and it happened in dramatic fashion.”
Wisconsin Illinois Mini Sprints Feature Results were Mark Heinert, Nick Petska and Nick Daywalt
Heat Winners: Nick Petska and Mike Neau.

Special thanks to Oskar Blues Brewery for being the evening Trophy Sponsor.Hope to see everyone in 2015. Please visit us at plymouthdtr.com.

 

 

Hall and Vieira gain impressive wins! USAC Sprint Cars next Saturday

Marysville, CA. Oroville’s Heath Hall scored a dazzling feature event victory in the MRP Winged Sprint Car finale Saturday night at Paul and Kathy Hawes Marysville Raceway Park. It was the final championship point race of the year for the 360 sprint cars. Josh Vieira of Marysville put on a clinic in the Wingless Warrior season finale as he led wire to wire in their closer. Olivehurst’s Eddie Hammett won the MRP Hobby Stock feature and nailed down the title in that class with one race still remaining. Bay Area Dwarf Car sensation Shawn Jones won in the Nor Cal Dwarf Cars as Matt Beardslee was a repeat winner in the Pro 4 feature.

The MRP Winged Sprint Car show was a thriller. After two tries at a side by side start, the field took the green flag single file with Sparks Nevada’s Mike Monahan in the lead. Monahan, Hall and Marysville’s Brandon Dozier then engaged in a wild, elbows-up scrimmage that got everyone on their feet. Wheelies, wild slides and daring maneuvers had most observers holding their breath.

The trio turned laps significantly faster than they qualified as they tore around the MRP clay. At half-way Hall took it to his fellow competitors and gunned his beautiful sprinter into the lead for good.

Moments later Dozier had a significant mechanical failure as his right side axle appeared to buckle under the car sending Dozier into a wild ride. The red flag flew, but Dozier appeared rocked, but relatively unhurt.

The new green had Hall and Monahan slugging it out for the top spot until Hall took control with five circuits to go. Monahan followed Hall under the checkers with William Fielding coming from tenth starting position to a solid third.

Paradise driver John Michael Bunch was crowned as the series champion despite a first turn, first lap crash that eliminated Bunch from the race. His season long point accumulation and the fact that he took the original green flag in Saturday’s event clinched the title.

Monahan’s night was a crazy mix of bad luck and determination; and worth examining. Monahan flipped his car during his second qualifying lap. But, it landed on its wheels and Monahan gunned it back around the track and, more importantly, arrived at the tech area to be scaled. By doing that, he cemented his first lap time and that made him eligible for an up front start in the feature. This observer has been at every race at MRP for twenty-five consecutive years and this was a first…a qualifying lap completed after flipping. The amazing Monahan legend picks up another chapter.

Vieira’s victory in the Wingless Warrior feature was a walk-away. The Marysville charger led every lap and was never really challenged at all. Sacramento’s Tim Sherman Jr. was crowned champion of the Wingless Warriors with his fine third place finish Saturday just behind arch-rival Brett Youngman of Grass Valley. It was Sherman’s first ever title at MRP, his home track.

Vieira also made it known that he will represent Marysville in next week’s must-see USAC National Sprint Car show. The USAC show is the first ever event presented by the traveling sprint car series at MRP. This event is of national significance and will feature a field of the finest wingless sprint car drivers. Drivers from all over the country and actually one driver from Helsinki, Finland is entered. Vieira will make modifications this week to his sprint car to be more competitive against the touring pros.

Eddie Hammett virtually cemented his first ever title in the MRP Hobby Stock division with a dominating wire to wire performance. Last year’s titlist Jeremy Hammons of Yuba City finished a distant second.

In the Pro 4 feature there was a race long duel for the lead between Matt Beardslee and local lady racing star Misty Castleberry. The pair put on an eye-popping duel with Beardslee just edging Castleberry at the line.

Ironically, Beardslee’s car suffered a mechanical failure as the pair headed for the checkers slowing abruptly causing Castleberry to hit Beardslee’s wounded mount. Castleberry virtually pushed Beardslee’s car across the line. It was a memorable MRP moment.

Bay Area dwarf car driver Shawn Jones ran away from a stout Nor Cal Dwarf Car field in their season finale. Mike Grenert of Vacaville was crowned the champion. More on the dwarf car show at dwarfworld.com.

Next Saturday is a don’t miss event. The mighty USAC Sprint Cars will make their only stop at MRP this season. This traveling, nationally recognized organization will bring racing stars of national prominence to the Marysville clay. Watch for more on this spectacular event later. The MRP Super Stocks, Mini Stocks and Pro 4s will also be offered.

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

Westfall Claims First Ever King of the Hill

September 13, 2014

History was made Saturday night at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio on a chilly evening of racing. For the first time in the tracks history, the front four rows were lined up using a King of the Hill racing format. Fans in attendance dubbed the format “the March Madness of racing”, because of the utilization of a bracket to determine the head-to-head matchups. A member of the United States military also greeted Waynesfield fans. Michael Hoenie celebrated his belated birthday at the races and his recent gradation from Paris island training as a US Marine. Hoenie escorted the American flag around the one-third mile during the opening ceremonies. On the racing side, legendary racer Jack Hewitt was on hand with both his two seat sprint car as well as his Silver Crown car to give the fans a taste of what they will see from Jack during his big return to racing. Outlaw Stock Car driver Tim Cole also utilized the Waynesfield, Ohio oval to shake down his ride. Cole turned laps in the low twelve-second bracket with a full wing board attached to the passenger side of his ride. A great night of racing, complied with all of these specials additions, made for a perfect night of family fun.

All eyes were on the Post Agri Service UMP Modifieds and their record setting race format. The top two drivers from each of the four heats automatically gained themselves a spot in the King of the Hill bracket. Drivers then went head-to-head in a two-lap shootout to either advance or be eliminated. The Post duo, Brian and Jim, managed to make it through round one of the bracket defeating Zach Schroeder and Bill Keeler. On the bottom side of the bracket, Matt Westfall and Weasel Phlipot beat out Jerry Bowersock and David Treon to advance. In the second round, Jim Post knocked off his brother Brian and Matt Westfall knocked off Weasel Phlipot after going wheel to wheel all the way to the line. Matt Westfall dominated the final matchup with Post giving him the victory and the honor to start on the pole for the A-main. Post started shotgun for the 20-lap A-main. All eight King of the Hill competitors took home nice prize packs courtesy of the Contingency Connection. Jeff Koz came away with the B-main victory advancing four final competitors to the A-main.

With the field set, cars began to roll for the 20-lap A-main. Matt Westfall and Brian Post led the field to the opening green flag. Westfall jumped out to the early lead as a battle for fifth began to develop. Keeler and Treon went side-by-side battling for the fifth spot with just two laps in the books. Their battle was halted when the yellow flag flew that same lap for the 24 of Terry Grilliot. Grilliot spun coming out of four and sliding down the front stretch before coming to a stop under the flag stand. With the field restacked for the restart, the green flag flew once again. Weasel Phlipot ran into some trouble just after the restart when his 52 began to fall back on lap five. This allowed the Post brothers to take over spots two and three on the leaderboard. Bowersock and Schroeder began a battle behind the lead pack in the midst of a group of challenging competitors. This crowd of cars eventually sent Bowersock and Schroeder three wide on the exit of turn two. The action came to a stop again on lap nine when the M1G of Matt Twining kicked up a thick dust cloud exiting turn four prompting a caution. Twining kicked up quite the dust cloud that blocked sight of the car for a brief moment in time. On the restart, Jeff Koz and Scott Gereman made contact out of four coming to the flag. The contact hurt both competitors as they were forced to drop off the pace and give up two spots by the time they were entering turn three. With Bowersock now well inside the top five, he began to set his sights on the lead. As laps began to tick down, Bowersock made a run on the Post posse. Riding the cushion into three, Bowersock managed to split Brian and Jim moving him up to third. A similar but much quicker move followed moving Bowersock into the second spot and ready to challenge Westfall directly. Despite a late race caution for Jeff Koz, Bowersock came up short allowing Westfall to come away with the win. Bowersock settled for a second place finish with Brian Post coming home in third. Brent Hole in the ZERO claimed the hard charger award advancing six spots during the A-main.

The Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprint cars were next to take the track. Coming into the 25 lap A-main, Kyle Simon led the point standings by just 36 points over Mike Dunlap. Simon needed to finish sixteenth or better to take home the championship. Tyler Hewitt and Mike Miller occupied row one and led the field to the green flag. Miller won the drag race into turn one and occupied the lead coming to the line to complete the opening lap. That lap would not count as the yellow flag flew for a collection crash exiting turn three. One sprint lost control in the turn spinning around in the middle of the racing surface. Cars coming out of three had nowhere to go and stacked up behind. Huston Hewitt, Jim Dues, Lee Underwood, Mike Dunlap, Cooper Clouse, and Kevin Myers were all involved in the six-car pileup. Some of the cars were able to return for the restart; others needed towed from the racing surface. After a medium length red flag, cars began to re-fire for the restart. The double file restart again showed Miller jumping into the top spot and leading the opening lap. Miller would lead the next two laps until Luke Hall took over on lap number three. Hall was smooth as butter in his 9N as he slid his way through the turns with little to no resistance. Any lead that Hall managed to build up was now gone when the yellow flag flew at the request of race control. Race director Dan Kelly was not happy with the way water had splashed up the racing surface entering turn one. Prior to the yellow, Miller was in a full on battle with Matt Westfall. Westfall had some power behind his 54 but Miller held him off with some good old fashion blocking. After competitors ran through the water in turn two, the green flag returned for roughly fifteen seconds. The yellow flag flew the following lap for the 14C of Andy Conley. Conley went up in the air and on his side before landing back down on four wheels on the bottom of turn four. The car was towed from the scene and Andy was uninjured. A final yellow flag came at the halfway point for Paul Dues as his 87 came to a stop in the center of turn three. The race was green for the remainder allowed Kody Swanson to make a run for the lead pack. Luke Hall began to fall back allowing Miller to reclaim the lead and take home the win. Matt Westfall came home in second, Kody Sawson finishing in third. Dustin Ingle finished just outside the top five and was awarded the hard charger award advancing ten spots. With Kyle Simon finishing forth in the A-main, he will pick up the 2014 championship. Rob Guy, the driver who was injured and airlifted from the track two weeks prior, was on hand watching from the pits his competitors and teammates. Rob was in great sprits and is doing very well on his recovery.

The Block Insurance Tough Trucks were the final event of the night. Bill Keeler, doing the double duty, and Sam Seeling, winner of the powder puff event a few weeks prior, led the field to the opening green flag. Keeler took the lead into turn one as Seeling dropped back on her first ever start. Jerry Sawmiller wasted no time working his way into second. Once there, Sawmiller had the 33 of Chris Hicks to deal with directly behind him. Hicks took the inside one lap and the outside the next, throwing everything at Sawmiller. The tactic finally paid off as the pair went two wide down the front stretch. The only caution flag of the event came with just three laps in the books for the 1J of J.J Butler. Butler’s truck went up on its side entering turn three before crashing back down on all four wheels. Butler was uninjured and walked away from the scene. On the restart, Sawmiller was ready to make his move on Keeler. Sawmiller set his sights on the lead and never looked back. Sawmiller jumped up to the top spot closing in on the halfway mark. Lap traffic began to build late in the race causing things to get a bit more complicated and entertaining. With lap traffic being so heavy, Hicks managed to catch Sawmiller and challenge for the lead. Both went side-by-side at the same moment lap traffic did the same thing. With both groups two wide, a four-way pass down the backstretch put fans on edge. Roy Miller and Kevin Knittle went at it a few spots back bouncing off each other more than a half a dozen times. The battle continued to the checkered flag of one of the most action packed tough truck events of the year. Jerry Sawmiller came away with the victory. Mike Hicks came home in second challenging for the lead on the final corner. Roy Miller edged Biller Keeler for a third place finish. Larry Fox picked up the hard charger award.

Waynesfield Raceway Park is back in action Saturday, September 27 with the return of the dirt Late Models. The Post Agri Service UMP Modifieds, Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts will also be on the program to close out the 2014 points chance. Get all the latest Waynesfield Raceway Park up-to-date information online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

As always this week’s event is a Contingency Connection event. The Contingency Connection offers nearly $2000 in awards each week from national manufacturers. The Contingency Connection also put up an additional $900 in prizes for all eight competitors in the Modified King of the Hill. These awards are in addition to cash purse payouts. See a Waynesfield track official for more details on how the Contingency Connection can help you when race bills come due.

RACE RESULTS

Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints (27 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

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

1. 63-Kody Swanson[1] ; 2. 54-Matt Westfall[6] ; 3. 82-Mike Miller[5] ; 4. 2B-Mike Dunlap[9] ; 5. 71-Stratton Briggs[3] ; 6. 14C-Andy Conley[7] ; 7. 19-Jimmy Snead[8] ; 8. 9-Dave Disinger[2] ; 9. 69R-Brian Gross[4]

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

1. 23S-Kyle Simon[1] ; 2. 9N-Luke Hall[5] ; 3. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[6] ; 4. 17-Kevin Myers[2] ; 5. 63D-Jim Dues[7] ; 6. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[4] ; 7. 5-Mark Silva[8] ; 8. 22S-Dallas Hewitt[9] ; 9. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[3]

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

1. 24L-Lee Underwood[1] ; 2. 63H-Huston Hewitt[3] ; 3. 14-Cooper Clouse[5] ; 4. 31-Tom Rhodes[8] ; 5. 87-Paul Dues[4] ; 6. 25B-Mark Blausey[7] ; 7. 53-Steve Little[6] ; 8. 14G-Gary Campbell[2] ; 9. 12-Chris Davis[9]

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

1. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[2] ; 2. 14C-Andy Conley[1] ; 3. 19-Jimmy Snead[4] ; 4. 53-Steve Little[6] ; 5. 5-Mark Silva[5] ; 6. 25B-Mark Blausey[3] ; 7. 14G-Gary Campbell[9] ; 8. 9-Dave Disinger[7] ; 9. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[11] ; 10. 69R-Brian Gross[10] ; 11. 12-Chris Davis[12]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 82-Mike Miller[2]; 2. 54-Matt Westfall[5]; 3. 63-Kody Swanson[8]; 4. 23S-Kyle Simon[7]; 5. 9N-Luke Hall[4]; 6. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[16]; 7. 24L-Lee Underwood[6]; 8. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[1]; 9. 71-Stratton Briggs[13]; 10. 31-Tom Rhodes[12]; 11. 14-Cooper Clouse[9]; 12. 87-Paul Dues[15]; 13. 5-Mark Silva[20]; 14. 53-Steve Little[19]; 15. 14C-Andy Conley[17]; 16. 19-Jimmy Snead[18]; 17. 63H-Huston Hewitt[3]; 18. 2B-Mike Dunlap[10]; 19. 17-Kevin Myers[11]; 20. 63D-Jim Dues[14]

Hard Charger: 2DI-Dustin Ingle[+10]

Post AgriService UMP Modifieds (25 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

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

1. 44-Zach Schroeder[1] ; 2. 20K-Bill Keeler[2] ; 3. 112-Chris Ullery[4] ; 4. OO-John Brooks[7] ; 5. 1-Buzz Jacobs[6] ; 6. 16-Jeff Koz[5] ; 7. 5H-Brian Hogan[3]

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

1. 45P-Brian Post[4] ; 2. 58P-Jim Post[1] ; 3. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger[3] ; 4. ZERO-Brent Hole[6] ; 5. 34X-Brandon Vaughan[2] ; 6. 20M-Josh Morton[5]

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

1. 54-Matt Westfall[2] ; 2. 4J-David Treon[1] ; 3. 23J-Aaron Orr[4] ; 4. M1G-Matt Twining[5] ; 5. 24-Terry Grilliot[6] ; 6. 35-Tim Cornett[3]

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

1. 52-Weasel Phlipot[1] ; 2. X-Jerry Bowersock[6] ; 3. 93-Josh Greber[5] ; 4. K9-Scott Gerdeman[2] ; 5. 89-Bobby Rose[4] ; 6. OOK-Kyle Peterson[3]

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

1. 16-Jeff Koz[5] ; 2. 89-Bobby Rose[4] ; 3. 24-Terry Grilliot[3] ; 4. 35-Tim Cornett[7] ; 5. 5H-Brian Hogan[9] ; 6. 1-Buzz Jacobs[1] ; 7. 20M-Josh Morton[6] ; 8. OOK-Kyle Peterson[8]

A-Main - (20 Laps)

1. 54-Matt Westfall[1]; 2. X-Jerry Bowersock[7]; 3. 45P-Brian Post[2]; 4. 58P-Jim Post[3]; 5. 44-Zach Schroeder[5]; 6. 20K-Bill Keeler[6]; 7. 52-Weasel Phlipot[4]; 8. ZERO-Brent Hole[14]; 9. 112-Chris Ullery[9]; 10. 23J-Aaron Orr[11]; 11. K9-Scott Gerdeman[16]; 12. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger[10]; 13. 4J-David Treon[8]; 14. M1G-Matt Twining[15]; 15. 24-Terry Grilliot[19]; 16. 16-Jeff Koz[17]; 17. 93-Josh Greber[12]; 18. OO-John Brooks[13]; 19. 89-Bobby Rose[18]; 20. 5H-Brian Hogan[20]

Hard Charger: ZERO-Brent Hole[+6]

Block Insurance Tough Trucks (18 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Heat 1 (8 Laps - Top 11 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[3] ; 2. 37-Roy Miller[8] ; 3. 82-Kevin Knittle[4] ; 4. MT1-Sam Seeling[9] ; 5. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[2] ; 6. 1J-J.J Butler[1] ; 7. 316-Ben Hower[7] ; 8. 69-Ron Tousley[6] ; 9. 8-Robbie Tuttle[5]

Heat 2 - Heat 2 (8 Laps - Top 11 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 71-Chris Hicks[2] ; 2. 33-Mike Hicks[8] ; 3. 60-Jerry Sawmiller[7] ; 4. 25G-Bill Keeler[9] ; 5. 710-Ben Werling[1] ; 6. 28-Larry Fox[6] ; 7. 76-Allen Pow[3] ; 8. OJ-Shane Jacobs[4] ; 9. 20K-Matt Twining[5]

A-Main - (15 Laps)

1. 60-Jerry Sawmiller[3]; 2. 33-Mike Hicks[5]; 3. 37-Roy Miller[6]; 4. 25G-Bill Keeler[1]; 5. 82-Kevin Knittle[4]; 6. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[9]; 7. 710-Ben Werling[10]; 8. 28-Larry Fox[12]; 9. 1J-J.J Butler[11]; 10. MT1-Sam Seeling[2]; 11. 76-Allen Pow[14]; 12. OJ-Shane Jacobs[16]; 13. 316-Ben Hower[13]; 14. 8-Robbie Tuttle[17]; 15. 69-Ron Tousley[15]; 16. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[8]; 17. 71-Chris Hicks[7]

Hard Charger: 28-Larry Fox[+4]

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

 

 

Cranston wins URSS Slide Job Slug Fest in Norton

In what was one of the most exciting races in URSS history, Luke Cranston held on for a hard fought victory to win the 25 lap URSS A feature Saturday night at Elmwood Park Speedway in Norton KS.

The field would be brought to the green by pole setter Jeremy Huish and North Platte Nebraska’s John Webster. Webster would outgun the youngster going into turn one and assume the lead for the first three laps before sixth starting Cranston would use the very top of he big mile to overhaul Webster and take the lead on lap 4.

Meanwhile 10th starting Jake Bubak would begin his charge to the front overtaking Webster on lap 8 to begin his pursuit of the high flying Cranston who had built a half straightaway lead over the Colorado hot shoe.

Lap by lap, Bubak would cut into Cranstons lead and by lap 18 would catch Cranston in lap traffic and execute the first of many slide jobs to come in turns three and four to move around Cranston and would lead at the start finish line. Cranston would return the favor in turns one and two to regain the lead only to have it negated before the lap was completed due to the one and only yellow of the night for a broken hub on the car of Jed Werner.

Bubak would lead the field back to the green over Cranston, Zach Blurton, Brian Herbert and Webster. Things would get wild as Cranston would once again put a slide job on Bubak in turns one and two to regain the lead with Bubak doing the same in three and four. Cranston would turn under him coming out of four to regain the lead at the stripe only to have Bubak slide him again going into turn one and Cranston sliding him back in turns three and four. The pair would wage this battle of slide jobs lap after lap until Cranston would make it stick on the last lap to power his way to victory over Bubak, Blurton, Herbert and Webster.

Heats were one by Bubak and Zach Taylor. Bubak would also claim the Keizer Aluminum Wheels hard charer award coming from his 10th starting spot to finish second.

A feature results

1 Luke Cranston 2 Jake Bubak

3 Zach Blurton 4 Brian Herbert 5 John Webster 6 Zac Taylor 7 Jeremy Huish 8 Steven Richardson 9 Ron Hadley 10 Aaron Ploussard 11 Jed Werner - DNF 12 Mike Madden - DNF

 

 

David Danzer Claims Supermodified Race of Champions, Otto Sitterly Secures Seventh Track Title

OSWEGO, NY (September 14, 2014) – The 2014 Novelis Supermodified season is now in the books at Oswego Speedway, with David Danzer charging to victory in the 75 lap Sunoco Race of Champions finale for his third win of the season worth $3,000 on Sunday afternoon.

Danzer’s victory quite literally book ends the season, as the driver of the No. 52 machine won the first main event of the year back on May 10 to kick off the calendar.

Dan Connors Jr. dominated a large portion of the event in the No. 01 before giving way to newly crowned track champion Otto Sitterly on lap 44.

From there Sitterly, the winner of the 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200, appeared to be well on his way to another victory in the No. 7.

However, Sitterly slipped in lapped traffic on lap 58, opening the bottom of the Speedway for Danzer to take advantage, and run away from the field over the course of the final 17 laps.

Sitterly held his own for the runner-up position ahead of Joey Payne, Shaun Gosselin, and Randy Ritskes in the top five positions.

Michael Muldoon, Tim Devendorf, Michael Barnes, Brandon Bellinger, and Bobby Haynes Jr. finished the top ten runners.

A total of 29 Novelis Supermodifieds were in the pit area on Sunday, making for the largest car count of the point season.

Bellinger, Connors, and Payne won the Shell Shock Custom Helmet Paint heat races with Lou LeVea Sr. claiming the victory in the ten car consolation.

Brian Sweeney, Joe Chillemi, Mike Barbera, and Keith Shampine failed to qualify for the 25 car starting grid.

Shampine was rendered out for the night during warmups with engine issues in the No. 55.

Barbera took a heavy ride into the first turn wall in the ten lap consi with the No. 45, but walked away from the incident unharmed.

With his second place finish on Sunday, Sitterly officially secured his seventh career Novelis Supermodified championship at the Speedway, and his third consecutive dating back to 2012.

With titles in 2006, 2008-2010, and 2012-2014, Sitterly’s seven championships now tie him all-time with Supermodfied legends Jim Shampine and Bentley Warren.

Despite several issues in the main event, Dave Gruel unofficially held on for second in the track championship battle with Randy Ritskes moving to the third position in the No. 37.

Race of Champions and Mr. Supermodified winner Danzer moved up to fourth in the driver standings with Pat Lavery rounding out the top five.

Payne, Joe Gosek, Barnes, Devendorf, and Muldoon unofficially complete the top ten in the driver standings.

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Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunoco Race of Champions Weekend Novelis Supermodified Track Championship

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodifieds

Novelis Supermodified Track Championship (75): 1. 52 - David Danzer, 2. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 3. 99 - Joey Payne, 4. 26 - Shaun Gosselin, 5. 37 - Randy Ritskes, 6. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 7. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 8. 68 - Michael Barnes, 9. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 10. 44 - Bobby Haynes Jr, 11. 21 - Bobby Santos, 12. 01 - Dan Connors, 13. 1 - Shawn Muldoon, 14. 50 - Dave Gruel, 15. 18 - Howard Page, 16. 24 - Jerry Curran, 17. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 18. 22 - Pat Lavery, 19. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 20. 2 - Dave Shullick Jr, 21. 90 - Kody Graham, 22. 66 - Lou LeVea Sr, 23. 75 - Gene Lee Gibson, 24. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 25. 00 - Joe Gosek

DNQ: Brian Sweeney,Joe Chillemi, Mike Barbera, Keith Shampine

Light House Lanes Hard Charger: #26 - Shaun Gosselin

Light House Lanes Up and Comer: #51 - Michael Muldoon

Radical Racegear Lap Leader: #01 - Dan Connors Jr.

Super Heat #1 (12 laps, 6-qualify): 1. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 2. 37 - Randy Ritskes, 3. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 4. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 5. 44 - Bobby Haynes Jr, 6. 24 - Jerry Curran, 7. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 8. 75 - Gene Lee Gibson

Super Heat #2 (12 laps, 6-qualify): 1. 01 - Dan Connors Jr, 2. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 3. 50 - Dave Gruel, 4. 52 - Dave Danzer, 5. 90 - Kody Graham, 6. 68 - Michael Barnes, 7. 45 - Mike Barbera, 8. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 9. 14 - Joe Chillemi

Super Heat #3 (12 laps, 6-qualify): 1. 99 - Joey Payne, 2. 2 - Dave Shullick Jr, 3. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 4. 22 - Pat Lavery, 5. 21 - Bobby Santos, 6. 1 - Shawn Muldoon, 7. 66 - Lou LeVea Sr, 8. 18 - Howard Page, 9. 3 - Brian Sweeney, 10. 26 - Shaun Gosselin

Super Consi (10 laps, 6-qualify): 1. 66 - Lou LeVea Sr, 2. 75 - Gene Lee Gibson, 3. 26 - Shaun Gosselin, 4. 18 - Howard Page, 5. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 6. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 7. 3 - Brian Sweeney, 8. 14 - Joe Chillemi, 9. 00 - Joe Gosek, 10. 45 - Mike Barbera

 

 

AJ Hopkins wins the sprint car battle, but Casey Shuman wins the points chase war

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE – An entire summer of racing action came down to one final cool evening at Lincoln Park Speedway as the final points race of the night was slated to decide each of four classes’ champion. The sprint car class was the tightest with a pair of Arizona natives heading the field. Casey Shuman held a fragile three-point lead on Chad Boespflug coming into the night and he was able to parlay a third-place feature finish, one spot ahead of Boespflug, into a championship for the Krockenberger Racing Team based in Terre Haute. A.J. Hopkins continued a late summer charge by picking up the Saturday sprint car victory, getting past Brent Beauchamp with just five laps remaining to claim the win. A week after Hopkins lost a tough battle with a lap remaining with Chase Stockon, he was able to turn the tables on the competition. Beauchamp got past Chris Phillips early in the 25-lap A-main, but Hopkins had a good run going on the top side at Lincoln Park. He continued to chip away at Beauchamp’s lead with Kris Deckard, Boespflug, Kent Christian and Shuman running up front. With 15 laps down, Shuman got past Boespflug for the third position and Hopkins was side-by-side with Beauchamp. Hopkins made his move on lap 20, taking the lead with a strong run through turns one and two to take the point. From there, he pulled away to a convincing win as Beauchamp took second. Shuman held down third to clinch the points title as Boespflug took fourth and Phillips ran a strong fifth. Randy Shuman got by Dan Lewellen at the five lap mark and then held off a furious challenge from Jake Humphrey to pick up the UMP Modified feature win. It was Shuman’s sixth feature victory of the season at LPS. Once Shuman took over the point, he had clear air in front of him as the laps ticked off. However, there were several caution flags that stood in the way of the victory. The final one came with just one lap remaining as Humphrey had charged ninth into the second spot. As he kept the hammer down and worked the top line of the track, Humphrey pulled nearly even with Shuman several times over the last five circuits, but Shuman remained out front to pick up the victory. Lewellen battled to a third-place finish with Derek Groomer finishing fourth ahead of Wes McClara. Kenny Carmichael Sr. won the points title by 58 points over his son Kenny Carmichael Jr. Steve Peeden waged a battle up front with Josh Boller in the UMP Super Stock feature before a late mechanical problem sidelined Boller. Once Boller pulled to the pits, Peeden wouldn’t be challenged over the final seven circuits. Kenny Carmichael Sr. came home with third behind Ralph Groomer as Jake Leitzman was fourth ahead of Scott Carrington. Peeden’s win was his third of the season at Lincoln Park. Doug McCullough recorded the points title over Carmichael Sr. by 92 points. The final two features of the evening went to drivers familiar with victory lane as C.J. Bryan piloted the No. 86 bomber to the win ahead of David Wallen and Tim Wright captured the final race with a win over Tyler Neal. Bryan got to the lead early in the first bomber feature and stayed there as Wallen tried everything to make up the last little bit of ground that he could. However, Bryan ran flawlessly over the final laps to hold off the Brazil native. Kyle Krupa crossed the finish line in the third spot ahead of Josh Settles, who raced forward from a 15th-place starting position. Bob Farris placed fifth. In the final race of the evening, Wright and Neal waged a battle for the top spot, racing door-to-door for much of the second portion of the feature. The pair were side-by-side on the final lap, but Wright was able to lock up the win as A.J. Smith came home third ahead of Kevin Kemp and Ron Smith. Cloverdale’s Carlos Bumgardner Sr. won the points title by 33 points over Wright.

Lincoln Park Speedway Sprint car feature 1. AJ Hopkins, 2. Brent Beauchamp, 3. Casey Shuman, 4. Chad Boespflug, 5. Chris Phillips, 6. Kris Deckard, 7. Kent Christian, 8. Jamie Frederickson, 9. AJ Francis, 10. Chris Babcock, 11. Cole Smith, 12. Garrett Miller, 13. Matt McDonald, 14. Chris Ohl, 15. Eric Burns, 16. Ethan Barrow, 17. Conner Donelson, 18. Troy Link, 19. Tyler Waltz, 20. Andrew Prather

UMP Modified feature 1. Randy Shuman, 2. Jake Humphrey, 3. Dan Lewellen, 4. Derek Groomer, 5. Wes McClara, 6. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 7. Gary Ricketts, 8. Josh McDaniel, 9. Carlos Bumgardner Sr., 10. Casey Davis, 11. Gary Hayden, 12. Tony Houck, 13. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 14. Scott Ricketts, 15. Wayne Newlin, 16. Doug Bryant Jr., 17. Damon Harrell, 18. Brent Hudson, 19. Geoff Buxton

UMP Super Stock feature 1. Steve Peeden, 2. Ralph Groomer, 3. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 4. Jake Leitzman, 5. Scott Carrington, 6. Doug McCullough, 7. JR Watkins, 8. Travis Heramb, 9. David Bumgardner, 10. Jonathon Newgent, 11. Mark Smith, 12. Chris Campbell, 13. Kenny Fields, 14. Larry Babbs, 15. Josh Boller, 16. Josh McDaniel, 17. Kris Starks, 18. Josh Fagg, 19. Matt Jordan

Bomber feature 1 1. C.J. Bryan, 2. David Wallen, 3. Kyle Krupa, 4. Josh Settles, 5. Bob Farris, 6. RJ Pruitt, 7. Cody Wright, 8. Tom Courtney, 9. Christian Kline, 10. Jack Campbell, 11. Lenny Krupa III, 12. Carlos Bumgardner Sr., 13. Jordan Almanza, 14. Scott Graham, 15. Josh Litton, 16. David Kikendall Jr., 17. Eric Miller, 18. Ray Funkhouser Jr.

Bomber feature 2 1. Tim Wright, 2. Tyler Neal, 3. A.J. Smith, 4. Kevin Kemp, 5. Ron Smith, 6. Baily Hicks, 7. Jeff Beggs, 8. Mark Dickerson, 9. Chucky Walden, 10. Jerry Hutto, 11. Cory Williamson, 12. Michael Williams, 13. Michael Thompson, 14. Bobby Tarrh, 15. Adam Perkins, 16. James Walters, 17. Justin Massie

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: ZEMKEN & WINGER TAKE WINS AT THE ARROW EXPRESS CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS

by Tommy Goudge (September 13, 2014) – 68 360 Sprint Cars and 28 Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks combined for 96 total drivers signed in to race in the 10th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at Ohsweken Speedway on Saturday night. Jessica Zemken and Lee Winger visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2014 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA ARROW EXPRESS CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS TOTAL ENTRIES - 96

----------------------------------------------------------- 360 SPRINT CARS (68 entries)

A-FEATURE (35 laps) Position. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 1z Jessica Zemken (14) 2. 77x Wayne Johnson (10) 3. 2m Dustin Daggett (2) 4. 51h Bryan Howland (12) 5. 28fm Steve Poirier (21) 6. 3g Shane Stewart (4) 7. 45 Chuck Hebing (13) 8. 45t Joe Trenca (7) 9. 19p Paige Polyak (15) 10. 35 Jared Zimbardi (11) 11. 87 Jason Barney (25) 12. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon (24) 13. 10 Mitch Brown (9) 14. 13 Dylan Swiernik (23) 15. 36 Mike Stelter (20) 16. 49d Shawn Dancer (30) DNF. 67 Steve Collins (19) 18. 77 Dain Naida (29) 19. 0 Glenn Styres (16) 20. 14h Jim Huppunen (28) 21. 33k Kyle Patrick (3) 22. 2 Dave Axton (18) DNF. 55 Mark Smith (17) DNF. 10c Jeff Cook (26) DNF. 79 Jordan Thomas (22) DNF. 123 Yan Bilodeau (5) DNF. 17h Hud Horton (27) DNF. 22h Randy Hannagan (6) DNF. 17 Jared Horstman (1) DNF. 16 Ryan Ruhl (8) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders – Dustin Daggett (1-5), Shane Stewart (6-12), Jessica Zemken (13-35)

TIME TRIAL GROUP #1 (4 laps - Top 4 inverted into heat race starting positions) Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank) 1. 67 Steve Collins (Belfast, NY) 14.235 (7), 2. 35 Jared Zimbardi (Bradford, PA) 14.244 (9), 3. 55 Mark Smith (Sunbury, PA) 14.335 (16), 4. 3g Shane Stewart (Pittsboro, IN) 14.452 (23), 5. 17h Hud Horton (Germantown, OH) 14.546 (28), 6. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne, ON) 14.668 (34), 7. 48j Darryl Ruggles (Canadaigua, NY) 14.972 (48), 8. 21 Don Adamczyk (Williamsville, NY) 15.057 (51), 9. CJ Jones (Cortland, OH) 15.133 (52), 10. 15 Mike Ferrell (London, ON) 15.391 (60), 11. 5m Brad Malloy (Fort Erie, ON) 15.705 (63), 12. 19k Paul Kinney (Canastota, NY) No Time (68)

TIME TRIAL GROUP #2 (4 laps - Top 4 inverted into heat race starting positions) Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank) 1. 16 Ryan Ruhl (Coldwater, MI) 14.191 (2), 2. 1z Jessica Zemken (Sprakers, NY) 14.258 (11), 3. 33k Kyle Patrick (Kingsville, ON) 14.295 (13), 4. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland, ON) 14.506 (24), 5. 79 Jordan Thomas (Harding, PA) 14.524 (25), 6. 10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington, ON) 14.585 (31), 7. 10k Rob Dietrick (Farmington, NY) 14.799 (40), 8. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton, ON) 14.856 (43), 9. 3r Shane Ross (Thedford, ON) 14.887 (44), 10. 51 Lee Ladouceur (Alexandria, ON) 14.931 (46), 11. 81 Derek Jonathan (Lewiston, NY) 15.352 (57), 12. 27 Brad Lamberson (Parma, MI) No Time (67)

TIME TRIAL GROUP #3 (4 laps - Top 4 inverted into heat race starting positions) Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank) 1. 22h Randy Hannagan (Pittsboro, IN) 14.229 (6), 2. 19p Paige Polyak (Tiffin, OH) 14.303 (14), 3. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY) 14.350 (17), 4. 51h Bryan Howland (Union Springs, NY) 14.391 (19), 5. 87 Jason Barney (Brewerton, NY) 14.425 (21), 6. 6m Max Stambaugh (Elida, OH) 14.442 (22), 7. 25p Michael Parent (Granby, QC) 14.575 (29), 8. 13 Dylan Swiernik (Port Leyden, NY) 14.851 (42), 9. 87r Ryan Linder (Phoenix, AZ) 14.930 (45), 10. 75 Tommy Wickham (Constantia, NY) 14.995 (50), 11. 01 Kyle Fraser (Arnprior, ON) 15.343 (55)

TIME TRIAL GROUP #4 (4 laps - Top 4 inverted into heat race starting positions) Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank) 1. 123 Yan Bilodeau (Victoriaville, QC) 14.417 (20), 2. 422 Etienne Girard (Saint-Germain, QC) 14.541 (26), 3. 11r Chase Ridenour (Perry, MI) 14.583 (30), 4. 2 Dave Axton (Port Byron, NY) 14.733 (36), 5. 36 Mike Stelter (Webster, NY) 14.837 (41), 6. 45t Joe Trenca (Clay, NY) 14.936 (47), 7. 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown, ON) 15.172 (53), 8. 6 Curtis Gartly (Thamesford, ON) 15.199 (54), 9. 22 Jim Porter (Grand Island, NY) 15.489 (61), 10. 15aw April Wilson (Joyceville, ON) 15.659 (62), 11. 43 Scott Sherk (Port Colborne, ON) 16.268 (65)

TIME TRIAL GROUP #5 (4 laps - Top 4 inverted into heat race starting positions) Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank) 1. 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford, ON) 14.201 (4), 2. 17 Jared Horstman (Cloverdale, OH) 14.239 (8), 3. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken, ON) 14.254 (10), 4. 27h Tom Huppunen (Welland, ON) 14.388 (18), 5. 00 Dane Lorenc (Depew, NY) 14.544 (27), 6. 10c Jeff Cook (Antwerp, NY) 14.620 (33), 7. 42w Rick Wilson (Joyceville, ON) 14.982 (49), 8. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams, ON) 15.345 (56), 9. 94z Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie, ON) 15.366 (58), 10. 10b Scott Kreutter (Cowlesville, NY) 15.370 (59), 11. 70 Jim Lingar (South Bend, IN) 16.388 (66)

TIME TRIAL GROUP #6 (4 laps - Top 4 inverted into heat race starting positions) Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank) 1. 45 Chuck Hebing (Ontario, NY) 14.158 (1), 2. 77x Wayne Johnson (Knoxville, IA) 14.194 (3), 3. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon (Burlington, NJ) 14.215 (5), 4. 2m Dustin Daggett (Grand Ledge, MI) 14.268 (12), 5. 28fm Steve Poirier (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC) 14.314 (15), 6. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre, ON) 14.604 (32), 7. 49d Shawn Dancer (Delphos, OH) 14.702 (35), 8. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre, ON) 14.735 (37), 9. 77 Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI) 14.743 (38), 10. 8b Alain Bergeron (Saint-Pie, QC) 14.757 (39), 11. 25g Tyler Graves (Little Genesee, NY) 16.247 (64)

HEAT RACE #1 (10 laps - Top 3 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 3g Shane Stewart, 2. 35 Jared Zimbardi, 3. 55 Mark Smith, 4. 67 Steve Collins, 5. 5d Dave Dykstra, 6. 17h Hud Horton, 7. 48j Darryl Ruggles, 8. 5m Brad Malloy, 9. 19k Paul Kinney, 10. 10jr CJ Jones, DNF. 15 Mike Ferrell, DNS. 21 Don Adamczyk. No Time

HEAT RACE #2 (10 laps - Top 3 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 33k Kyle Patrick, 2. 16 Ryan Ruhl, 3. 1z Jessica Zemken, 4. 79 Jordan Thomas, 5. 14h Jim Huppunen, 6. 3r Shane Ross, 7. 10j Jeremy Hughes, 8. 5 Keith Dempster, 9. 51 Lee Ladouceur, 10. 81 Derek Jonathan, 11. 27 Brad Lamberson, 12. 10k Rob Dietrick. Time - 2:29.637

HEAT RACE #3 (10 laps - Top 3 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 22h Randy Hannagan, 2. 51h Bryan Howland, 3. 19p Paige Polyak, 4. 6m Max Stambaugh, 5. 13 Dylan Swiernik, 6. 87 Jason Barney, 7. 25 Michael Parent, 8. 87r Ryan Linder, 9. 75 Tommy Wickham, 10. 01 Kyle Fraser, DNF. 49 Todd Hoddick. No Time

HEAT RACE #4 (10 laps - Top 3 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 123 Yan Bilodeau, 2. 45t Joe Trenca, 3. 2 Dave Axton, 4. 36 Mike Stelter, 5. 422 Etienne Girard, 6. 11r Chase Ridenour, 7. 5c Conor Mahoney, 8. 15aw April Wilson, 9. 6 Curtis Gartly, 10. 43 Scott Sherk, 11. 22 Jim Porter. Time - 2:32.185

HEAT RACE #5 (10 laps - Top 3 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 17 Jared Horstman, 2. 10 Mitch Brown, 3. 0 Glenn Styres, 4. 10c Jeff Cook, 5. 27h Tom Huppunen, 6. 00 Dane Lorenc, 7. 21j John Burbridge, Jr., 8. 94z Stan Zanchin, 9. 42w Rick Wilson, 10. 10b Scott Kreutter, 11. 70 Jim Lingar. Time - 2:28.305

HEAT RACE #6 (10 laps - Top 3 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 2m Dustin Daggett, 2. 77x Wayne Johnson, 3. 45 Chuck Hebing, 4. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon, 5. 28fm Steve Poirier, 6. 77 Dain Naida, 7. 8b Alain Bergeron, 8. 19 Cory Turner, 9. 49d Shawn Dancer, 10. 11 Jamie Turner, DNF. 25g Tyler Graves. Time - 2:28.599

B-FEATURE #1 (12 laps - Top 2 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 67 Steve Collins, 2. 79 Jordan Thomas, 3. 14h Jim Huppunen, 4. 48j Darryl Ruggles, 5. 17h Hud Horton, 6. 5d Dave Dykstra, 7. 3r Shane Ross, 8. 10j Jeremy Hughes, 9. 5 Keith Dempster, 10. 81 Derek Jonathan, 11. 5m Brad Malloy, 12. 51 Lee Ladouceur, 13. 10k Rob Dietrick, 14. 10jr CJ Jones, DNS. 19k Paul Kinney, DNS. 15 Mike Ferrell, DNS. 27 Brad Lamberson, DNS. 21 Don Adamczyk. Time - 2:59.646

B-FEATURE #2 (12 laps - Top 2 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 36 Mike Stelter, 2. 13 Dylan Swiernik, 3. 25 Michael Parent, 4. 87 Jason Barney, 5. 6m Max Stambaugh, 6. 87r Ryan Linder, 7. 422 Etienne Girard, 8. 5c Conor Mahoney, 9. 6 Curtis Gartly, 10. 11r Chase Ridenour, 11. 01 Kyle Fraser, 12. 15aw April Wilson, 13. 43 Scott Sherk, 14. 22 Jim Porter, DNF. 75 Tommy Wickham, DNS. 49 Todd Hoddick. Time - 3:05.964

B-FEATURE #3 (12 laps - Top 2 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 28fm Steve Poirier, 2. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon, 3. 10c Jeff Cook, 4. 8b Alain Bergeron, 5. 19 Cory Turner, 6. 49d Shawn Dancer, 7. 77 Dain Naida, 8. 11 Jamie Turner, 9. 00 Dane Lorenc, 10. 94z Stan Zanchin, 11. 42w Rick Wilson, 12. 10b Scott Kreutter, 13. 27h Tom Huppunen, 14. 25g Tyler Graves, 15. 70 Jim Lingar, DNF. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. No Time

DASH (4 laps – Determined top 6 A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name 1. 17 Jared Horstman, 2. 2m Dustin Daggett, 3. 33k Kyle Patrick, 4. 3g Shane Stewart, 5. 123 Yan Bilodeau, 6. 22h Randy Hannagan. Time - 59.757

LITTLE FEATURE (15 laps - Top transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 87 Jason Barney, 2. 10c Jeff Cook, 3. 17h Hud Horton, 4. 14h Jim Huppunen, 5. 77 Dain Naida, 6. 49d Shawn Dancer, 7. 6m Max Stambaugh, 8. 10j Jeremy Hughes, 9. 3r Shane Ross, 10. 19 Cory Turner, 11. 8b Alain Bergeron, 12. 5d Dave Dykstra, DNF. 25 Michael Parent, DNF. 87r Ryan Linder, DNF. 422 Etienne Girard. No Time

AWARD WINNERS: Top Qualifier Award – 45 Chuck Hebing (14.158 seconds) Fastest Canadian Qualifier Award – 10 Mitch Brown (14.201 seconds) Corr/Pak Merchandising “Bill Peer Memorial” Best Appearing Car Award – 10c Jeff Cook

----------------------------------------------------------- AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS (28 entries)

A-FEATURE (25 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 2 Lee Winger (3) 2. 49 Dave Bailey (7) 3. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (9) 4. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (11) 5. 84rk Ryan Beagle (10) 6. 23 Trevor DeBoer (8) 7. 5 Ryan Hess (16) 8. 55 Dereck Lemyre (14) 9. 38 Derek Miller (19) 10. 40 Jay Liverance (18) 11. 81 Alex Schuts (4) 12. 777x Steve Hess (17) 13. 8 Dale Gyokery (6) 14. 83 Robbie General (22) 15. 48 Mike Graham (21) 16. 66 Brady Longboat (28) 17. 13x Craig White (25) DNF. 85b Ryan Dinning (2) DNF. 38c Mark Bazuin (15) DNF. 24 Blake Bomberry, Sr. (12) 21. 911 Dylan Peckham (27) 22. 52 Jonathan Ayrton (23) DNF. 93 Mike Klazinga (1) DNF. 77d Rob Disher (13) DNF. 53 Logan Shwedyk (26) DNF. 78 Luke Albrecht (24) DNF. 7x Chase Hess (5) DNF. 64 Steve Book (20) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders – Ryan Dinning (1), Lee Winger (2-25)

TIME TRIAL GROUP #1 (2 laps - Top 4 inverted into heat race starting positions) Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank) 1. 49 Dave Bailey (Hagersville) 19.656 (1) NEW TRACK RECORD, 2. 84rk Ryan Beagle (Vittoria) 20.572 (10), 3. 23 Trevor DeBoer (Hagersville) 20.888 (14), 4. 93 Mike Klazinga (Caledonia) 20.915 (15), 5. 66 Brady Longboat (Ohsweken) 20.974 (16), 6. 77d Rob Disher (Grimsby) 20.986 (17), 7. 5 Ryan Hess (Ohsweken) 21.070 (18), 8. 83 Robbie General (Hagersville) 21.396 (22), 9. 38 Derek Miller (Ohsweken) 21.433 (23), 10. 13x Craig White (Ohsweken) 21.967 (25)

TIME TRIAL GROUP #2 (2 laps - Top 4 inverted into heat race starting positions) Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank) 1. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (London) 20.179 (4), 2. 81 Alex Schuts (Oakland) 20.454 (6), 3. 55 Dereck Lemyre (Hamilton) 20.466 (7), 4. 7x Chase Hess (Ohsweken) 20.471 (8), 5. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (Cambridge) 20.527 (9), 6. 777x Steve Hess (Ohsweken) 20.666 (11), 7. 64 Steve Book (Brantford) 20.777 (13), 8. 52 Jonathan Ayrton (Dundas) 21.544 (24), 9. 53 Logan Shwedyk (Jerseyville) 22.729 (27)

TIME TRIAL GROUP #3 (2 laps - Top 4 inverted into heat race starting positions) Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank) 1. 85b Ryan Dinning (Hagersville) 19.866 (2), 2. 2 Lee Winger (Mount Hope) 19.968 (3), 3. 24 Blake Bomberry, Sr. () 20.414 (5), 4. 8 Dale Gyokery (Jarvis) 20.736 (12), 5. 40 Jay Liverance (Brantford) 21.226 (19), 6. 911 Dylan Peckham () 21.291 (20), 7. 48 Mike Graham (Caledonia) 21.335 (21), 8. 78 Luke Albrecht (Kitchener) 22.277 (26), 9. 38c Mark Bazuin (Caledonia) No Time (28)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - Top 3 finishers redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name 1. 49 Dave Bailey, 2. 93 Mike Klazinga, 3. 23 Trevor DeBoer, 4. 84rk Ryan Beagle, 5. 77d Rob Disher, 6. 5 Ryan Hess, 7. 38 Terry Martin, 8. 83 Robbie General, 9. 13x Craig White, DNF. 66 Brady Longboat. No Time

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - Top 3 finishers redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name 1. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr., 2. 81 Alex Schuts, 3. 7x Chase Hess, 4. 04 Wyatt Van Wart, 5. 55 Dereck Lemyre, 6. 777x Steve Hess, 7. 64 Steve Book, 8. 52 Jonathan Ayrton, 9. 53 Logan Shwedyk. Time - 2:44.579

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - Top 3 finishers redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name 1. 85b Ryan Dinning, 2. 2 Lee Winger, 3. 8 Dale Gyokery, 4. 24 Blake Bomberry, Sr., 5. 38c Mark Bazuin, 6. 40 Jay Liverance, 7. 48 Mike Graham, 8. 78 Luke Albrecht, 9. 911 Dylan Peckham. Time - 2:39.672

----------------------------------------------------------- UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY: The 2014 Ohsweken Speedway Awards Banquet will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014 at Carmen’s Banquet Centre in Hamilton, Ontario. The annual event will celebrate the achievements of drivers and teams in the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stock, HRW Automotive Mini Stock, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber divisions. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for details.

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

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OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: HANNAGAN, HORSTMAN, PATRICK, BROWN, HUNSINGER, & SAULT TAKE WINS IN THE BURGER BARN NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS

by Tommy Goudge (September 12, 2014) – 107 drivers signed in to race in the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday night. Randy Hannagan, Jared Horstman, Kyle Patrick, Mitch Brown, Ryan Hunsinger, and Karl Sault visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA BURGER BARN "NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS" TOTAL ENTRIES - 107

----------------------------------------------------------- 360 SPRINT CARS (56 entries)

A-FEATURE #1 (15 laps) Position. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 22h Randy Hannagan (1) 2. 2m Dustin Daggett (8) 3. 8b Alain Bergeron (2) 4. 17h Hud Horton (3) 5. 87 Jason Barney (12) 6. 87r Ryan Linder (6) 7. 14h Jim Huppunen (10) 8. 51h Bryan Howland (11) 9. 5d Dave Dykstra (7) 10. 123 Yan Bilodeau (13) DNF. 5m Brad Malloy (4) DNF. 42w Rick Wilson (15) DNF. 33k Kyle Patrick (14) DNF. 28fm Steve Poirier (5) DNS. 01 Kyle Fraser (9) No Time A-Feature #1 Lap Leaders – Randy Hannagan (1-15)

A-FEATURE #2 (15 laps) Position. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 17 Jared Horstman (3) 2. 6m Max Stambaugh (5) 3. 3g Shane Stewart (4) 4. 19p Paige Polyak (6) 5. 79 Jordan Thomas (12) 6. 16 Ryan Ruhl (7) 7. 77x Wayne Johnson (9) 8. 1z Jessica Zemken (14) 9. 422 Etienne Girard (13) 10. 00 Dane Lorenc (11) 11. 67 Steve Collins (10) 12. 75 Tommy Wickham (15) 13. 13 Dylan Swiernik (8) DNF. 10 Mitch Brown (2) DNS. 55 Mark Smith (1) No Time A-Feature #2 Lap Leaders – Jared Horstman (1-15)

DAVE MCLEOD MEMORIAL SHOOTOUT (12 laps) Position. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 33k Kyle Patrick (2) 2. 0 Glenn Styres (1) 3. 16 Ryan Ruhl (4) 4. 8b Alain Bergeron (6) 5. 28fm Steve Poirier (8) 6. 17 Jared Horstman (10) 7. 87 Jason Barney (5) 8. 6m Max Stambaugh (7) 9. 2m Dustin Daggett (11) 10. 422 Etienne Girard (3) 11. 10 Mitch Brown (9) DNS. 49 Todd Hoddick (12) Time - 2:17.007 NEW TRACK RECORD

KEVIN WARD, JR. YOUNG STARS CHALLENGE (13 laps) Position. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 10 Mitch Brown (2) 2. 19p Paige Polyak (4) 3. 79 Jordan Thomas (6) 4. 00 Dane Lorenc (5) 5. 13 Dylan Swiernik (3) 6. 11r Chase Ridenour (10) 7. 6m Max Stambaugh (11) 8. 5c Conor Mahoney (8) 9. 123 Yan Bilodeau (9) 10. 422 Etienne Girard (13) 11. 27 Brad Lamberson (1) DNF. 25g Tyler Graves(7) DNF. 01 Kyle Fraser (12) No Time

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature #1) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 17h Hud Horton (Germantown, OH), 2. 5m Brad Malloy (Fort Erie), 3. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), 4. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland), 5. 123 Yan Bilodeau (Victoriaville, QC), 6. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon (Burlington, NJ), 7. 77 Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 8. 25 Michael Parent (Granby, QC), 9. 70 Jim Lingar (South Bend, IN), 10. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre). Time - 1:52.144

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature #2) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 2. 6m Max Stambaugh (Elida, OH), 3. 16 Ryan Ruhl (Coldwater, MI), 4. 67 Steve Collins (Belfast, NY), 5. 422 Etienne Girard (Saint-Germain, QC), 6. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre), 7. 27 Brad Lamberson (Parma, MI), 8. 15aw April Wilson (Joyceville), 9. 15 Mike Ferrell (London), DNS. 7k Kyle Pitts (Mulberry, FL). Time - 1:50.529

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature #1) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 28fm Steve Poirier (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC), 2. 8b Alain Bergeron (Saint-Pie, QC), 3. 2m Dustin Daggett (Grand Ledge, MI), 4. 51h Bryan Howland (Union Springs, NY), 5. 33k 33k Kyle Patrick (Kingsville), 6. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 7. 49d Shawn Dancer (Delphos, OH), 8. 51 Lee Ladouceur (Alexandria), DNF. 10jr CJ Jones (Cortland, OH). No Time

HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature #2) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 3g Shane Stewart (Pittsboro, IN), 2. 19p Paige Polyak (Tiffin, OH), 3. 13 Dylan Swiernik (Port Leyden, NY), 4. 00 Dane Lorenc (Depew, NY), 5. 1z Jessica Zemken (Sprakers, NY), 6. 36 Mike Stelter (Webster, NY), 7. 71s Shawn Sliter (Port Colborne), 8. 25g Tyler Graves (Little Genesee, NY), DNF. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams). Time - 1:51.221

HEAT RACE #5 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature #1) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 22h Randy Hannagan (Pittsboro, IN), 2. 87r Ryan Linder (Phoenix, AZ), 3. 01 Kyle Fraser (Arnprior), 4. 87 Jason Barney (Brewerton, NY), 5. 42w Rick Wilson (Joyceville), 6. 10b Scott Kreutter (Cowlesville, NY), 7. 22 Jim Porter (Grand Island, NY), 8. 94z Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie), 9. 43 Scott Sherk (Port Colborne). Time - 1:51.818

HEAT RACE #6 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature #2) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 55 Mark Smith (Sunbury, PA), 2. 17 Jared Horstman (Cloverdale, OH), 3. 77x Wayne Johnson (Welland), 4. 79 Jordan Thomas (Harding, PA), 5. 75 Tommy Wickham (Constantia, NY), 6. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 7. 11r Chase Ridenour (Perry, MI), 8. 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown), DNS. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY). Time - 1:51.256

----------------------------------------------------------- STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (13 entries)

A-FEATURE (20 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (9) 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (6) 3. 55 Mike Thorne (2) 4. 68 Aaron Turkey (1) 5. 1-10 Jake Brown (12) 6. 77 Alex Hill (8) 7. 18 Josh Shantz (3) 8. 12 Brad Herron (10) 9. 00 Mark Czuba (13) 10. 18x Davey Boughton (5) DNF. 54 Ed Green (4) DNF. 5d Bryon Dykstra (11) DNF. 43k Kyle Durnin (7) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders - Aaron Turkey (1-4), Mike Thorne (5), Ryan Hunsinger (6-20)

----------------------------------------------------------- HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (38 entries)

A-FEATURE (20 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 81 Karl Sault (2) 2. 7 Jason Lungaro (8) 3. 66 Jon Janssens (6) 4. 96t Tyler Lafantaisie (10) 5. 99 Robin Elliott (7) 6. 93 Chris Ryckman (4) 7. 4 Jason Coutu (16) 8. 1 Kathi Dickie (3) 9. 21x Jake Bazuin (21) 10. 9 Tim DeBoer (14) 11. 64 Doug Erskine (22) 12. 16 Jeremy May (11) 13. 265 Mike Evers (5) 14. 96 Brian Crosgrove (20) 15. 2 Matt Nuell (24) 16. 11 Mike Giberson (9) 17. 22 Brittani Myers (27) 18. 811 Bryan Baeumler (17) 19. 84 Dale Gyokery (15) 20. 14 Trevor Young (25) 21. 77 Derek Desmarais (23) DNF. 52 Kevin Ross (13) DNF. 29 Tim Cody (18) DNF. 56 Kevin Slater (26) DNF. 166x Kyle Graham (28) DNF. 17 Mike Taylor (19) DNF. 43x Brian Watson (12) DNF. 90 Chad Smelser (1)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature): Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 90 Chad Smelser (Dunnville), 2. 265 Mike Evers (Caledonia), 3. Mike Giberson (Caledonia), 4. 52 Kevin Ross (Caledonia), 5. 811 Bryan Bauemler (Oakville), 6. 21x Jake Bazuin (), 7. 69 Rob Twitchett (Dundas), 8. 21 Mike Hooper (Cambridge), 9. 166x Kyle Graham (), DNF. 56 Kevin Slater (Caledonia)

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature): Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas), 2. 66 Jon Janssens (Woodstock), 3. 96t Tyler Lafantaisie (Welland), 4. 9 Tim DeBoer (Caledonia), 5. 29 Tim Cody (), 6. 64 Doug Erskine (Hamilton), 7. 14 Trevor Young (Cambridge), 8. 12 Chantelle Hyatt (Hamilton), 9. 148 Chantel Mt. Pleasant (), DNS. 7x ()

HEAT RACE #3 (6 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature): Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 1 Kathi Dickie (Brantford), 2. 99 Robin Elliott (Woodstock), 3. 16 Jeremy May (Binbrook), 4. 84 Dale Gyokery (Jarvis), 5. 17 Mike Taylor (Hamilton), 6. 77 Derek Desmarais (London), 7. 43 Kyle Nuell (Mount Hope), 8. 26 Tim Nuell (Hagersville), 9. 53 Terry Clark ()

HEAT RACE #4 (6 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature): Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 93 Chris Ryckman (Brantford), 2. 7 Jason Lungaro (Hamilton), 3. 43x Brian Watson (Lynden), 4. 4 Jason Coutu (St. Catharines), 5. 96 Brian Crosgrove (Hamilton), 6. 2 Matt Nuell (Hamilton), 7. 22 Brittani Myers (Hamilton), 8. 76 Jamie Goudge (London), DNF. 81x Shawn Evans (Scotland)

B-FEATURE (6 laps - Top 4 transferred to A-Feature): Finish. Number Name 1. 14 Trevor Young, 2. 56 Kevin Slater, 3. 22 Brittani Myers, 4. 166x Kyle Graham, 5. 69 Rob Twitchett, 6. 21 Mike Hooper, 7. 81x Shawn Evans, 8. 12 Chantelle Hyatt, 9. 26 Tim Nuell, 10. 148 Chantel Mt. Pleasant, 11. 7x , 12. 43 Kyle Nuell, DNF. 53 Terry Clark, DNS. 76 Jamie Goudge

----------------------------------------------------------- UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY: Arrow Express presents the 10th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 13, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, and Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks. Hot laps begin at 6:00pm, with time trials starting at 6:30pm, and racing starting at 7:30pm.

TICKETS PLEASE! Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the 10th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 13. Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com

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

Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY, follow us on Twitter @OhswekenSpdway, and subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following sponsors for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

DARON CLAYTON IS THE 2014 HAUBSTADT HUSTLER

Haubstadt, IN - September 13, 2014. Daron Clayton of Sikeston, MO, raced to his second “Haubstadt Hustler” win in the last three seasons. He became the first driver to repeat as the winner of this race. The 40 lap feature paid $10,000 to win and was co-sanctioned with 32 drivers present in representing both the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series and the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series. The victory was also number 12 all time in MSCS events for the Sikeston, MO, native. In victory lane Clayton described the feeling of winning at Haubstadt. “Awesome! It was the longest 40 laps of my life.” He raced his own Spike Chassis sprint car which is sponsored by the Merry Go Round Restaurant and ProGlide Coatings. Daron Clayton took the lead from Kyle Cummins on lap 25 and led the rest of the feature. Cummins had started on the outside of row one and powered into an early lead. Last year’s winner Kevin Thomas Jr. picked up the pursuit until the two made contact on lap 17 and Thomas spun. Daron Clayton, who had been busy working through the top ten after starting eleventh, then moved past Jerry Coons Jr. to challenge Cummins. The next 7 laps were some of the most competitive of the race. With Clayton making the pass for the lead, Robert Ballou arrived to challenge Cummins for second. Ballou made the pass for second on lap 31. But that move coincided with a red flag on lap 31 and the running order reverted back to the previous lap. So Ballou had to make the pass again on lap 33. The red flag had been for Nick Hale’s flip in turn two after contact from Clayton who was in the process of lapping him. Clayton continued on in the lead and the running order up front would not change. Clayton led Ballou, Cummins, Jerry Coons Jr., and Chase Stockon at the finish line. In the post race interview Ballou disclosed that he was running out of fuel on the final restart. “First loser is never good. At least we got a second place finish.” Kyle Cummins, who was hooked up early, relied on effort for his third place finish. “That’s all we had!” Both drivers. who are at the top of the MSCS standings, gave it their all. Cummins and Ballou earned the same amount of MSCS points for the night‘s efforts. Veteran Jon Stanbrough, Bryan Clauson, USAC Points leader Brady Bacon, Tracy Hines, and Brian Karraker rounded out the top ten for the feature. Dave Darland finished 11th to collect the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award for this event. The co-sanctioned program was conducted using the passing points system. Heat race winners were Kyle Cummins, Jon Stanbrough, Jerry Coons Jr., and Chase Stockon. Cummins collected the most passing points after starting sixth in his heat. Carson Short won the B Main. The UMP Open Wheel Modifieds competed in a 25 lap feature to conclude the race program. The winner for the fifth time this season was Levi Kissinger of Mt. Vernon, IN. Kissinger finished ahead of Zach Fair, Tyler Nicely, Dustin Beck, and Dave Beck for their main event. Second heat winner Brandon McDowell was sixth. Fair and Nicely won the other two heats. The next event for the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will be held on September 27th at Tri-State Speedway. The “Class Track Fall Roundup” will be a triple header. The ALMS Late Models will be making a late season appearance and the modifeds will also be on the card.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

SUMMARY Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN “The Haubstadt Hustler” September 13, 2014

USAC & MSCS Sprint Cars:

First Heat- 3c Kyle Cummins, 11p Brady Short, 69 Brady Bacon, 04 Jeff Bland Jr., 4 Tracy Hines, 20N Hunter Schuerenberg, 27 Brian Wallace, 52c Daylan Chambers

Second Heat- 37rw Jon Stanbrough, 9k Kevin Thomas Jr., 11 Chris Windom, 15F Aaron Farney, 02 Nick Hale, 66 Shane Cockrum, 28 Brandon Mattox, 56 Jared Fox (DNS)

Third Heat- 2x Jerry Coons Jr., 92 Daron Clayton, 71p Dave Darland, 20 Bryan Clauson, 3 Dakota Jackson, 3R Brian Karraker, 4B Donny Brackett, 17 Max McGhee

Fourth Heat- 32 Chase Stockon, 12 Robert Ballou, 30 C.J. Leary, 21 Carson Short, 1 Mitch Wissmiller, 9t Hud Cone, 11x James Lyerla, 3D Roger DeWitt

Semi or B Main- 21 Carson Short, 15F Aaron Farney, 9T Hud Cone, 66 Shane Cockrum, 3R Brian Karraker, 4b Donny Brackett, 04 Jeff Bland Jr., 28 Brandon Mattox, 17 Max McGhee, 20N Hunter Schuerenberg, 11x James Lyerla, 52c Daylan Chambers, 3d Roger DeWitt, 3 Dakota Jackson, 27 Brian Wallace

Feature (40 Laps)- 92 Daron Clayton, 12 Robert Ballou, 3c Kyle Cummins, 2x Jerry Coons Jr., 32 Chase Stockon, 37rw Jon Stanbrough, 20 Bryan Clauson, 69 Brady Bacon, 4 Tracy Hines, 3R Brian Karraker, 71p Dave Darland, 15F Aaron Farney, 30 C.J. Leary, 11p Brady Short, 9K Kevin Thomas Jr., 66 Shane Cockrm,11 Chris Windom, 4B Donny Brackett, 02 Nick Hale, 21 Carson Short, 28 Brandon Mattox, 9T Hud Come, 1 Mitch Wissmiller, 04 Jeff Bland Jr.

UMP Open Wheel Modifieds:

Heat Winners - Zach Fair, Brandon McDowell, and Tyler Nicely

Feature (25 Laps)- Levi Kissinger, Zach Fair, Tyler Nicely, Dustin Beck, Dave Beck, Brandon McDowell, Stephen Schnapf, Shawn Cates, Nick Tharp Lance Foreman, Gary Welch, Ryan Sterling, Mark Cole, Tyler Loughmiller, Bryce Jewell, Matt Hines, Matt Lane, Nathan Seale.

 

 

Daum Tames Spoon River, Extends Points Lead

Canton, IL. – Zach Daum of Pocahontas, Illinois led the final seven laps, after clawing his way through the field in his Toyota-powered Eagle from the 8th place starting position to claim his third POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series win of 2014 at the 3/8 mile Spoon River Speedway for the 30th Annual Tom Knowles Memorial.
Andrew Felker of Carl Junction, Missouri started on the pole in the Danny Felker owned, Sixty-Six Truck and Foreign Salvage-sponsored, Fontana-powered Boss Chassis for the 30 lap A-main. At the drop of the green flag, second place starter Spencer Bayston of Lebanon, Indiana powered into the lead, barely edging Tanner Thorson at the line to lead lap one. As Thorson’s Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports’ Toyota-powered Bullet began to work over Bayston, the drivers would make contact down the front stretch causing Bayston’s Esslinger-powered Spike to slow and come to a stop off turn two bringing out the caution with two laps down. Bayston would head to the work area and damage sustained to the car was enough to force Bayston to retire for the remainder of the event.
When green flag racing resumed, Rico Abreu of Rutherford, California would put pressure on Felker for the second position, while Darren Hagen began to rim ride the high-banked 3/8 mile edging his way closer to the top five. On lap five, Abreu would snag the second position from Felker as Hagen edged his way closer to the top three. Just as Hagen would take the third position from Felker, Abreu would almost lose it off turn four, falling back to the sixth position. With 10 laps down, as Ryan Criswell would slow entering turn three, Cole Wood would loop it to avoid Criswell and bring out the second caution of the evening. Criswell would be done for the remainder of the event.
As Thorson brings the field back to green, Hagen would go right back to the top side in the Five-Six Inc., Great Clips-sponsored, Esslinger-powered Beast to challenge Thorson for the lead, while Zach Daum edged his way into the top three. Action would slow as Cole Wood brought out the yellow, slowing on the front stretch. He would head to the work area, restart and tag the back of the field. With 15 laps down, Thorson would lead the field back to green, with teammate Rico Abreu riding in second. As Rico took back to the high side, Hagen would make his move for second. Entering turn three, Hagen and Abreu would get together resulting in Hagen spinning and sliding off the track in turn three, while Abreu’s Toyota-powered Bullet ended up with a flat left rear tire. Both drivers would head to the work area, where they would make repairs to their machines, restarting and tagging the tail of the field.
With 16 laps in the books, Thorson would lead the field back to green. As Tyler Thomas of Owasso, Oklahoma made his move on Felker for third, Zach Daum would start to edge closer to Thorson. One lap after Daum completed the pass on Thorson, Austin Brown of Millstadt, Illinois would loop it off turn four bringing out another caution. When green flag racing resumed, with 24 laps down, Zach Daum took off down the front stretch as Justin Peck of Monrovia, Indiana powered past Thorson and into second. As Justin Peck appeared to be reeling in Zach Daum, Nick Bailey of Cabot, Arkansas would spin down the front stretch and tip over his Esslinger-powered Spike, bringing out the first and only red of the event. He would be alright and able to continue racing.
When green flag racing resumed, Peck would again put the pressure on Daum for the lead until Dave Camfield III spun in one and two, bringing out the caution and setting up a dash to the finish. In the shootout for the finish, Zach Daum would lead the field to the line, followed closely by Rico Abreu who worked himself back into the top five before the final caution and coming in third was Tyler Thomas. Bringing home fourth was Tanner Thorson and rounding out the top five was Andrew Felker.
“We actually had a really good car,” stated first place finisher Zach Daum. “We could move around. We could go to the bottom. We could go to the top. We could kind of go wherever we wanted to go. Which you don’t hit those kind of setups every night. Overall, it was a great night. A great points night for everybody, especially Toyota. Hopefully we can have this thing wrapped up here before the last race.”
“Just got in a little trouble there half way through,” explained second place finisher Rico Abreu. “Went to the back and made it back up to second. It was unfortunate, just couldn’t really catch a break. I just want to thank Keith and Pete and everyone that works so hard on those cars. The cars have been good all year. I wish I had one more lap to do something, but we did have 30 laps to give it a go, so it’s not so bad to run second.”
“We were pretty good,” said third place finisher Tyler Thomas. “We had a really good track to race on tonight. A top, middle, and bottom; I searched everything I could find and finally committed there on the bottom and got to third. It’s probably my best year yet, especially without running all the races this year.”
POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series feature results (30 laps): 1. 5D - Zach Daum 2. 97 - Rico Abreu 3. 91T - Tyler Thomas 4. 67 - Tanner Thorson 5. 11A - Andrew Felker 6. 5X - Justin Peck 7. 88 - Terry Babb 8. 2 - Seth Motsinger 9. 6B - Andy Baugh 10. 57D - Daniel Robinson 11. 7 - Austin Brown 12. 17W - Cole Wood 13. 87R - Dalton Camfield 14. 15M - Shane Morgan 15. 89 - Nick Bailey 16. 86C - Dave Camfield 17. 3N - Jake Neuman 18. 3D - Dave McKay 19. 16 - Dave Camfield III 20. 9P - Parker Price-Miller 21. 56 - Darren Hagen 22. 11R - Ryan Chriswell 23. 39 - Spencer Bayston
For more information, visit www.powri.com.

 

 

 

Atomic Speedway September 13, 2014 Results

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO- Dayton Auto Racing Fan club or DARF night at Atomic Speedway proved to be an exciting night of racing on Ohio's Fastest 3/8 mile high-banked speedway. In the 410 sprint main Lockbourne, Ohio driver Cole Duncan brought home the $2,000 to win, while in the AMRA Late Models Chris Garnes, Evans, WV claimed the win. J.P. Roberts posted the AMRA Modified win, Bob Crace, Jr., the Sport Mods, Brandon Gardner the Hobby Stocks, and Steven Partin scored the Legends win.

Wheelersburg, Ohio's Rod Conley and talented Chad Smith set the pace for the 25-lap, $2,000-to-win Gullion Enterprises Late Model main. Conley jumped into the lead, but was pursued by a pack of hungry Wolves after Smith jumped the cushion in turn number two of the first lap. Smith shuffled back to tenth.

Four-time AMRA champion Chris Garnes battled hard with Jeremy Berwanger for third behind second place Ralph Withem. Garnes finally blitzed by Berwanger and began to close in on leader Conley.

Meanwhile, Jason Montgomery had charged into the top five from an 8th-place start. Garnes and Conley raced nose-to-tail for five laps before Garnes took advantage of a Conley bobble to take the lead on lap twelve.

Montgomery had now worked his way into a battle with Conley for second. That duo thrilled the crowd for several laps, but well behind the leader Garnes. Garnes was decidedly in control through lap 18, when the caution waved for a spinning Billy Gullion. That bunched up the pack for a close finish.

Montgomery responded with renewed enthusiasm. Montgomery quickly sacked Conley, then closed the gap on Garnes. For two laps, Montgomery was right on the tail of Garnes. Montgomery and Garnes were within a hundredth of a second of one another with Racin' Jason looking for a set-up move.

On turn one of the last lap Montgomery put on a slide job, and edged ahead of Garnes, only to scrub off speed and allow Garnes to pull away for the victory. Coming on strong at the end were Greggie Oliver, Ralph Withem, and J.T. Conley.

Three hard chargers tied for passing honors. Montgomery came from 8th to second, Greggie Oliver from 10th to fourth, and Mike Wilson from 15th to 9th.

Rounding out the top ten were Chris Garnes, Jason Montgomery, Rod Conley, Greggie Oliver, Ralph Withem, , J.T. Conley, Chad Smith, Mark Frazier, Mike Wilson, and Kevin Wagner.

"The car was good," said Garnes. "We struggled with some set-up issues this year, and some engine issues, but I think we got them worked out. We've turned everything around here lately."

In the sprint car main Nathan Skaggs blitzed into a whirlwind start, rampaging to a huge lead. Kory Crabtree anchored second for the first six laps before Cole Duncan reeled in the young gun. Skaggs continued to maintain a half straight-away lead, but Duncan began to chisel away that distance lap after lap.

Jimmy Nier had worked his way up to fourth from a seventh place start, but on lap 12 Nier made contact with a tire and flipped his mount in turn two. On the restart Skaggs' mount would not take off and Duncan stormed into the lead. Skaggs went pit side as Nate Reeser spun off turn two.

Skaggs was able to resolve the problem with his mount during the caution, but restarted a lap down. Duncan restarted in the lead and blitzed on to a resounding victory. His only setback was a momentary scare when he made contact with a lapped car with just one lap to go.

Dwayne Zablocki was impressive within the top five all night long, but his fine run came to an end when his mount stalled on the last lap. Meanwhile, Ryan Myers made the most of the last seven laps, jumping from seventh to fourth with an exciting passing binge. Broughton who had a top three car at one point shuffled back to fourth. That came after a sparkling 11th to 4th place run by Broughton. Dave Dickson anchored a strong top five.

Rounding out the top ten were Cole Duncan, Kory Crabtree, Ryan Myers, Ryan Broughton, Dave Dickson, Jimmy Stinson, Aaron Higgins, Jesse McCreary, Adam Strausser, and Dwayne Zablocki.

The Hummel Factory Kahne hard charger was Jimmy Stinson in a 19th to 6th place run.

"It's the same track for everyone," said Duncan. "Some guys may say it's rough, but no matter what this track is like, it's fast and it's fun. This track is always racy and to win here is a big deal."

"I tried to find a good line and make it work. I want to dedicate this to both my grandpa's here tonight--my one grandpa is back after just having open heart surgery. It is good to be back in our car, but next week I'll be in the 49 car and hopefully redeem myself."

In Hollywood fashion, J.P. Roberts scored his second consecutive win with a well-scripted storybook finish. While vying for first place, Roberts and leaders Brian Whiteman and Jeff Votaw made contact on the backchute with Roberts spinning and going to the tail on lap six.

Brian Whiteman led much of the first 11 circuits, but daredevil Jeff Votaw had been challenging for the top spot most of the race. Votaw finally took over the lead and led four circuits. Throughout the race, Fireball Pinkerton, Votaw, Greggie Oliver and Roberts all fought hard for position. Likewise, Mike Long and Derrick Smith battled hard for the duration.

In the last five laps Oliver took the lead, then on a restart Votaw sat back on the point. Fireball Pinkerton shot out of the gate at the drop of the green and leap-frogged from fourth to first, just as it appeared that Robert's comeback bid was stalled at third.

The lead changes continued an on another restart for a green-white-checkered finish. Pinkerton drifted high into the wall, and in one swift thrust Roberts blasted by Oliver to take the lead and the win.

"I didn't need that spin out early in the race," said an elated Roberts. "Thanks to Brad and his crew and to my crew. My car was fast and the track was fast. After I got back into the top five, I decided I'm getting up on the wheel and going for it."

The hard-charger of the race was Matt Edmisten in a steady 16th to 6th place run. Rounding out the top ten were J.P. Roberts, Dave Fireball Pinkerton, Greggie Oliver, Mike Long, Derrick Smith, Matt Edmisten, Brian Whiteman, Derrick Shadwick, Jeff Votaw, and Donnie Miller.

Loudenville, Ohio driver Brandon Gardner brought home the win in the Street Stock division and was also the hard-charger in a sixth to first-place run. Gardner made the four-hour tow worthwhile, even after having to re-shod his machine with Hoosier's for the night. Rob Smith took the early lead with challenges from Adam Jones, then Tommy Mossbarger. Twice Gardner had taken the lead, only to have the caution fly, thus putting Smith back in front. The last round Gardner made it official as he roared to the win.

Rounding out the top ten were Brandon Gardner, Tommy Mossbarger, Rob Smith, Adam Jones, Justin Poling, Dave Landman, Larry Highland, Jeremy Conley, and Brian McQuay.

In the Sport Mod A-main Bob Crace, Jr. shot into the lead and led all 15 laps for the win. Crace was pressured early by Harley Martin and Ricky Neace, but once the race went green for several laps, Crace emerged a convincing winner. Martin, who had gone to the tail early, ended up second ahead of Rick Neace, Mike Brust, Steve Noble, Ed Richendollar, Jeff Gillman, John Cuckler, Jason Cottrill, and John Remy.

Jeff Gillman was the hard charger in an eleventh to seventh place run.

Steven Partin claimed the Legends race ahead of Tommy Stout, Tom Partin, Rob Puckett, Steve Duderstadt, Cole Dement, Rusty Dement,Josh Francis, Tommy Stout, and Jr. John Guttman.

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

THE SUMMARY:

PINE TREE TOWING AND RECOVERY 410 Sprints (32)

Fast Time: Nathan Skaggs 11:965

Heat One-Nathan Skaggs, Aaron Higgins, Ronnie Blair, Kirk Jeffries, Cody Gardner, Nate Reeser, Kirk Jeffries, Jimmy Stinson, Bob Tucker

Heat Two-Duane Zablocki, Adam Strausser, Todd Kane, Ryan Myers, Kevin Shelbo, Mark Colemna, Jordan Harble, Dean Kester

Heat Three-Cole Duncan,Jim Nier, Ryan Broughton, Jordan Kinser, Brian Nuckles, Brandy Bower, R.J. Perkins, Josh Davis

Heat Four-Kory Crabtree, Jesse McCreary, Beau Stewart,Dave Dickson, Mark Imler,Randy Fink, Brandon Conkle, Mitchel Harble

B-Main One: Nate Reeser, Jimmy Stinson, Cody Gardner, Jordan Harble, Mark Coleman, Kevin Shelbo, Bob Tucker, Dean Kester

B-Main Two: Mark Imler, Brandy Bower, Brandon Conkle, Randy Fink, Josh Davis, Mitch Harble

Feature: Cole Duncan, Kory Crabtree, Ryan Myers, Ryan Broughton, Dave Dickson, Jimmy Stinson, Aaron Higgins, Jesse McCreary, Adam Strausser, Dwayne Zablocki, Todd Kane, Nathan Skaggs, Jordan Kinser, Nate Reeser, Kirk Jefferies, Brandy Bower, Beau Stewart, Mark Imler, Jimmy Nier, Ron Blair

GULLION ENTERPRISES AMRA LATE MODELS (20)

Fast Time : Chris Garnes 13:995

Heat One-Chris Garnes, Kevin Wagner, J.T. Conley, Greggie Oliver, David Liles , Jeremy Akers, Brandon Thompson

Heat Two-Jeremy Berwanger, Rod Conley, Jason Montgomery, Mark Frazier, Billy Guillon, Chris Shannon, Willie Bigham

Heat Three-Chad Smith, Ralp Withem, Lauren Longbrake, Jay Helton, Mike Wilson, Nick Nicastri

Feature: Chris Garnes, Jason Montgomery, Rod Conley, Greggie Oliver, Ralph Withem, , J.T. Conley, Chad Smith, Mark Frazier, Mike Wilson, Kevin Wagner, Chris Shannon, Jay Helton, Jeremy Akers, Billy Gullion, Jeremy Berwanger, David Liles, Willie Bigham, Lauren Longbrake

ADVANCE SERVICES H & C AMRA MODIFIEDS (19)

Fast Time: Kenny Johnson 14:537

Heat One-J.P. Roberts, Kenny Johnson, Steve Clemmons, Donnie Miller, Derrick Smith, Matt Edmisten

Heat Two-Dave Fireball Pinkerton, Greggie Oliver, Seth Daniels,Mike Long, Philip Bapst

Heat Three-Bryan Whiteman, Jeff Votaw, Derrick Shadwick, Rick Shutts, Jason Bilyeu

Feature: J.P. Roberts, Dave Fireball Pinkerton, Greggie Oliver, Mike Long, Derrick Smith, Matt Edmisten, Brian Whiteman, Derrick Shadwick, Jeff Votaw, Donnie Miller, Seth Daniels, Steve Clemmons, Jason Bilyeu, Kenny Johnson, Rick Shutts

C & M Racing Equipment Sport Mods (12)

Heat One-Ricky Neace, Jason Cottrill, Mike Brust, Ed Richendollar, John Cuckler, Jeff Gillman

Heat Two-Bob Crace,Jr., Harley Martin, John Remy, Steve Noble, Brian Filkins, Keith Shanks

Feature: Bob Crace, Jr., Harley Martin, Rick Neace, Mike Brust, Steve Noble, Ed Richendollar, Jeff Gillman, John Cuckler, Jason Cottrill, John Remy, Keith Shanks

Racer's Edge Sport Supplements Street Stocks (11)

Heat One- Rob Smith,Adam Jones, Tommy Mossbarger, Larry Highland, Justin Poling, Brandon Gardner, Dave Landman, Brian McQuay, Jeremy Conley

Feature: Brandon Gardner, Tommy Mossbarger, Rob Smith, Adam Jones, Justin Poling, Dave Landman, Larry Highland, Jeremy Conley, Brian McQuay, Two DNS

Legends (12)

Heat -Tommy Stout, Steven Partin, Josh Francis, Rusty Dement, Tom Partin

Steven Partin, Tommy Stout, Tom Partin, Rob Puckett, Steve Duderstadt, Cole Dement, Rusty Dement,Josh Francis, Tommy Stout, Jr. John Guttman

 

 

Champions Crowned at Skagit Speedway

9/13/14

Alger, WA – Skagit Speedway closed its 60th season by crowning four champions on Saturday night. The large crowd saw Jason Solwold, Eric Fisher, Cory Swatzina and Freddie Vela win the championship night main events and then watched as Matt Jensen, Colton Heath, Swatzina and Vela were named the driver point champions for 2014. At the conclusion of the night, Skagit Speedway lit up the night sky with the Scrap-It Steel Recycling Fireworks Show.

The race of the night was in the 360 class. Colton Heath was slated to start on the pole after winning the scramble, but engines issues forced the point leader to scratch, setting up a front row of Eric Fisher and Derek Roberts. Fisher made full use of his opportunity, taking the Michael Harris owned #44h to the lead with Roberts and Justin Youngquist lingering a few car lengths back. The pair had just reached traffic on lap ten when a red for Lawrance Kirkham in turn three would bunch the field and give Fisher clean air to work with. On the restart, Youngquist would blast around Roberts and set sail for Fisher. With traffic approaching again, Youngquist spent the better part of laps 15-20 right on Fisher’s rear nerf. As the cars came around to the back of the field, Fisher used veteran poise to clear the slower cars, forcing Youngquist to change his line up and buying Eric a little breathing room. Once clear, Justin made a late rally on the high side but it was too late as Fisher collected the victory in a thrilling finish. Youngquist took second with Roberts closing late in third. Trey Starks was the fastest of the time trial cars. Despite not starting the main event, Heath had enough points to claim the driver and owner point title in the 360 division, the first for him in a sprint car and first for car owners Alan Larson and Kelly Welch.

Jason Solwold absolutely destroyed the field in the 410 sprint cars. Starting on the outside pole, Solwold ran away and hid from the field to put the Shaylen Raye Motorsports #18 in victory once again at Skagit Speedway. Matt Jensen and Rick Ziehl had a spirited battle for second with Jensen claiming the spot at the checkered flag. The second place finish secured Jensen the driver point championship, while Ziehl’s third place secured the car owner title for Bob and Lori Scott, who used four different drivers in 2014 to claim the championship. Steve Vague won the scramble.

It was tough going early in the Sportsman Sprint Main Event for Cory Swatzina, but the veteran racer made the right moves and picked up the feature win to go with his season title. In a fantastic display of racing, Swatzina and Zach McCabe traded slide jobs around the slick Skagit Speedway 3/10 mile clay oval before Swatzina emerged on top for good on lap three. The field closed on him a couple times with stoppages on lap eight and lap fourteen, but Swatzina finished his championship run but taking the main event by a good number of car lengths. Robbie Price got around McCabe for second. A former tuner division champ, Swatzina won the scramble and was crowned champion for drivers and car owners points in post race ceremonies for the Sportsman Sprints. Trey Starks was the fastest of the time trial cars.

Freddie Vela is now a repeat champion in the Outlaw Tuner Class. Following an injury shortened 2013 campaign, Vela was on a mission all year to reclaim his crown, and he put the exclamation point on his comeback with a 17 lap wire to wire win in the season finale. Becky Boudreau survived a physical battle to claim second place in the main, with Brandon Berg recovering from a spin out to grab third.

410 Sprints Scramble – Steve Vague, Jason Solwold, Rick Ziehl, Jayme Barnes, Jesse Whitney, Matt Jensen, Barry Martinez, Kevin Smith Main – Jason Solwold, Matt Jensen, Rick Ziehl, Kevin Smith, Jayme Barnes, Barry Martinez, Jesse Whitney, Steve Vague Lap Leaders – Solwold 1-25 Point Champion – Matt Jensen

360 Sprints Fast Time – Trey Starks 12.213 Scramble – Colton Heath, Derek Roberts, Eric Fisher, Justin Youngquist, Mike Bollinger, Bud Ashe, Phil Schemenauer Main – Eric Fisher, Justin Youngquist, Derek Roberts, Trey Starks, Mike Bollinger, Rod Perkins, Steve James, Greg Hamilton, Phil Schemenauer, Steve Reeves, Zeth Custer, Luke Didiuk, Bud Ashe, Matt Jensen, Lawrance Kirkham Lap Leaders – Fisher 1-25 Point Champion – Colton Heath

Sportsman Sprints Fast Time – Trey Starks 12.929 Scramble – Cory Swatzina, Steve Parker, Robbie Price, Zach McCabe, Clayton Sibley, Greg Otis, James Bundy Main – Cory Swatzina, Robbie Price, Zach McCabe, James Bundy, Trey Starks, Bill Rude, Tyler Fox, Greg Otis, Michael Hodel, Clayton Sibley, Devin Barnes, Ben Gunderson, Ashley Lewellen, Brett McGhie, David Reeves, Joe Lyon, Dan McGrew, Steve Parker Lap Leaders – Swatzina 1 McCabe 2 Swatzina 3-20 Point Champion – Cory Swatzina

Outlaw Tuners Scramble – Freddie Vela, Brian Michelson, Brandon Berg, Matt Powers, Becky Boudreau, Clint Meins, Howard Vos, Kevin Reuter Main – Freddie Vela, Becky Boudreau, Brandon Berg, Clint Meins, Jon Gunderson, Brian Michelson, Howard Vos, Uncle Donnie, Matt Powers, Travis Meins, Kevin Reuter, Red Fritsch, Dalton Taylor, Patrick Adams, Jon Edwards Lap Leaders – Vela 1-17 Point Champion – Freddie Vela

 

 

Blaney sweeps UNOH All Star weekend at Fremont

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio (Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014) – The numbers just keep piling up for Dale Blaney. The four time University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions titlist would drive to the $10,000 payday on JLH General Contractor Night for the 7th Annual Jim Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway Saturday.

Blaney would sweep the two-day event at “The Track That Action Built.” It was his 15th UNOH All Star win of the season and runs his career total to 114. Blaney has five wins in 2014 at Fremont to take his career total at the track to 24, moving him into a tie with John Beaber for 19th on the track’s all-time win list. It was the 116th appearance of the UNOH All Stars at Fremont and Blaney leads all drivers in career series wins at the track with 18.

“Chris (Andrews) was really good in the dash. I really thought he was going to be the guy to beat. But we got rolling really good around the top and he was struggling through the middle a little bit and I was gaining some ground on him. Man this car just got better and better and I could put it anywhere I wanted,” said Blaney beside his Kennedy Cattle/Ti22 Performance/Penske Shocks/Gf1 Chassis backed machine.

“George Fisher (crew chief) is unbelievable. I’ve worked with him for 12 years now and we’re going good and I’m proud of everybody. Skippy and Donnie and Ricky Jr….we have a lot of guys that put in a great effort and it shows,” added Blaney.

Castalia, Ohio’s Jordan Ryan, who recently earned the 2014 track championship at Attica Raceway Park, is looking to do the same at Fremont Speedway. Ryan held off a charging Jamie Miller and made some daring moves in lapped traffic to score his fourth win of the season in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints. It was Ryan’s 5th career win at Fremont Speedway.

“I knew someone (Miller) was outside of me…I just couldn’t get past the 2 car (Ricky Peterson). He kept going to the bottom and it was a little slimy down there and it was hard to pass him,” said Ryan beside his J&J Automotive/Griff’s Engines/Frost Frog/Kistler Racing Products/Village Pizza House/backed #5.

At one point Ryan had built a five second lead but it was wiped out by a caution on lap 11.

“I didn’t realize I had that big of a lead. My dad kept giving me the middle sign…but I looked up on the sign and saw the 6 (Dustin Dinan) there and I knew I had to keep my momentum up. I watched Dale Blaney all night and how he ran the middle and I tried to mimic him…it worked out,” added Ryan.

Shawn Valenti has been unstoppable at Fremont in 2014 in the AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Trucks. The Risingsun, Ohio driver took the lead on lap five and dominated the rest of the feature for his third consecutive win. The victory is the 13th of the season at Fremont for Valenti and gives him 22 for his career and moving him into a tie for 24th on the track’s all-time win list.

“It’s just been one of those dream years. I didn’t want to let Dale (Blaney) be the only one to sweep the Jim Ford weekend. I know this thing was hooked up tonight. Awesome job by Rich Farmer and the crew on the track. I want to thank the fans for sticking around to watch us tonight,” said Valenti of his Craig Miller Trucking/KS Sales and Service/Day Dream and Memories Crafts and Antiques/Gressman Powersports/Dave Story Equipment Repair/Conrad Transportation backed #7B.

Andrews and Rob Chaney would bring the field to green for the 50-lap feature which honored the late Jim Ford who re-opened Fremont Speedway in 2000, saving it from closing. Andrews would gain the advantage as Blaney would move from third to second. As Andrews and Blaney pulled away, Andrew Palker and Chaney would battle for third with Lee Jacobs, Bryan Sebetto, Tim Shaffer and Caleb Griffith in pursuit.

Lee Jacobs would blast into third on lap three just before the caution flew on lap four for a Cap Henry spin. On the restart Andrews and Blaney again pulled away with Jacobs, Palker, Chaney, Shaffer, Sebetto and Griffith giving chase.

With six laps in the books, Blaney began to pressure Andrews. On lap eight Blaney would shoot around Andrews going down the back stretch but the caution would fly when Craig Mintz suffered front end damage and stopped on the front stretch.

On the restart Andrews and Blaney picked right back up on their battle with Lee Jacobs, Palker, Chaney and Sebetto in tow. Cale Thomas would stop on lap 10 for another caution. And again when the green flew Andrews and Blaney battled for the lead. That duo would wage war over the next seven laps before hitting heavy lapped traffic on lap 16.

Blaney would rocket off the bottom of turn three on lap 18 to steal the lead from Andrews with Lee Jacobs, Chaney and Sebetto the running order. Palker’s great run would end on lap 24 when he spun in turn two and that would bring out a red flag fuel stop.

When the green flew Blaney had a couple of lapped cars separating him from Andrews while Lee Jacobs, Chaney, Sebetto, Griffith and 17th starter Greg Wilson in pursuit. The caution flew again on lap 28 for a Brian Lay spin. On the restart Henry would tumble on the front stretch; he was uninjured.

On the restart Blaney again pulled away from Andrews as Chaney drove around Jacobs for third with Wilson moving into the top five. That top five would not change as they again raced into lapped traffic on lap 37. With 10 laps to go Jacobs began pressuring Chaney for the third spot when he would suffer front end damage on lap 41, ending his run.

On the restart Blaney had a two lapped car cushion over Andrews, Chaney and Wilson. Chaney would drive into second on lap 43 but Andrews challenged back with five laps to go. Chaney would finally pull away from Andrews and began closing on Blaney.

But, Blaney’s lead was insurmountable and he drove to the victory over Chaney, Andrews, Wilson and Sebetto.

“I think there’s a lot of credibility to running second to him. I stayed with Dale last night and I used his car today and I put gas in it and now I wish I wouldn’t have,” joked Chaney beside his Stan Cortad Racing #9x.

After leading the first 17 laps and having a bad couple of weeks that saw him miss out on a track title at Attica and the Kistler Racing Products FAST championship, Andrews was happy to finish third.

“I tried to take Dale’s advice. I didn’t want to go too hard and then he showed his nose past me and I kind of just followed him and learned a little bit. I got to racing with lapped cars that should have probably just pulled out of the way and let the leaders run a little bit. Seems like we run pretty good at the Jim Ford Classic every year. It makes up for a lot of bad runs here recently and I’m pretty excited,” said Andrews beside his Burmeister Racing/Lucas Oil/K&N Filters/Goofy Golf/Re-elect Judge Anstead/Tender Touch Car Wash/Schiets Motorsports/Kistler Engines/Adkins Sanitation/Applebees Restaurant backed #16.

Rookie Luke Griffith and Ryan would pace the field for the 25 lap feature for the 305 sprints with Ryan taking the lead over Griffith, Miller, Dinan, Nate Dussel, Bobby Clark, Josh Harrison, Jason Keckler and Trey Jacobs.

Ryan would steadily pull away from Griffith who had his hands full with Miller and Dinan as they raced into lapped traffic by the 7th circuit. Dinan would move into third and steal second on lap eight. With 10 laps in Ryan had built a 10 second lad over Dinan with Griffith, Miller, Dussel, Clark, Jacobs and Harrison in pursuit.

A spin by Clay Riney would bring out the caution and wipe out that huge lead. When the green flew Ryan pulled away slightly from Dinan with Miller, Griffith, Dussel, Clark, Jacobs, Steve Rando and 19th starter Alvin Roepke giving chase.

Miller would drive into second on lap 13 and slowly ate into Ryan’s lead with Dinan, Dussel, Griffith, Clark, Rando and Roepke in pursuit. With five laps to go the leaders hit heavy lapped traffic and Miller closed to within two car lengths. Ryan made a fantastic move in turns three and four on lap 20, splitting two lapped cars. But, Miller would execute the same move in turns one and two to stay close.

As the white flag flew, Ryan was hung up on the bottom by a lapped car and Miller raced to his outside with Dussel, Dinan, Clark and Roepke closing.

Ryan was able to hold off Miller for the win with Dussel, Dinan and Clark rounding out the top five.

Kyle Cline and Dana Frey brought the field to green for the 20 lap dirt truck feature with Fry leading the first lap over Cline, Cory McCaughey, Gene Potridge, Jeff Ward and Ben Good. Fry and Cline tangled in turn two ending their night after the first lap was completed.

On the restart McCaughey led Potridge, Ward, 11th starter Valenti, Good and Kent Brewer. But the caution would fly for an Art Ball and Eric Devanna spin. The green flew for lap three followed by a quick caution for Randy Ryan.

On the restart McCaughey led Potridge, Valenti, Ward, Brewer and Good. Valenti drove into second on lap four and drove around McCaughey for the lead a circuit later. Brewer would take third on lap seven and drive into second by lap 10.

Valenti had built an eight second lead – half a lap – when the caution flew for Andy Earnhart who stopped on the track with four laps to go. That was the only thing to slow Valenti as he drove off the final four laps for the win over Brewer, a charging Matt Foos, McCaughey and Jimmy McGrath Jr.

The UNOH All Stars and Fremont Speedway announced the series would return to Fremont Speedway for several big shows in 2015.

Also, earlier in the day the Third Annual Fremont Speedway Kick-It Kickball Fundraiser was held. Along with raffles, a Kick-Bald event earlier in the year and other fund-raisers, over $50,000 was raised to fight childhood cancer. The Jeff Gordon Foundation will match that amount for a total over $100,000!

Fremont Speedway will return to action Saturday, Sept. 27 for Kistler Racing Products Season Championship Night for the 410 and 305 sprints and dirt trucks.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

Fremont Speedway - 9/13/2014

JLH Construction Night

UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions (39 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying – Kistler Engines

1. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.492; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.521; 3. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.572; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney, 12.643; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.676; 6. 53-Cap Henry, 12.740; 7. 29-Bryan Sebetto, 12.784; 8. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 12.816; 9. 14H-Todd Heller, 12.827; 10. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.837; 11. 24H-Brandon Wimmer, 12.837; 12. 45-Tim Shaffer, 12.851; 13. 45L-Brian Lay, 12.905; 14. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.911; 15. 16M-Danny Mumaw, 12.928; 16. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 12.982; 17. 2+-Brian Smith, 12.999; 18. O8-Dan Kuriger, 13.068; 19. 27-Chad Kemenah, 13.100; 20. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.147; 21. 22S-Brandon Spithaler, 13.155; 22. 11F-D.J. Foos, 13.203; 23. 9-Dean Jacobs, 13.264; 24. 83M-Broc Martin, 13.280; 25. 51-Roger Campbell, 13.287; 26. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.293; 27. 9W-Derek Hagar, 13.300; 28. 39M-Matt Merrill, 13.336; 29. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.375; 30. 6-Jac Haudenschild, 13.415; 31. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.416; 32. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.459; 33. 21-Travis Philo, 13.493; 34. 60K-Jody Keegan, 13.711; 35. 10-Carl Bowser, 13.806; 36. 40-Caleb Helms, 13.952; 37. 91-Cale Thomas, 14.079; 38. 13-Brandon Matus, 14.104; 39. 33-Brent Matus, 14.607

Heat 1 – Kear’s Speed Shop (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2+-Brian Smith[2] ; 2. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[1] ; 3. 14K-Dale Blaney[6] ; 4. O9-Craig Mintz[8] ; 5. 91-Cale Thomas[10] ; 6. 14H-Todd Heller[4] ; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[5] ; 8. 45L-Brian Lay[3] ; 9. 21-Travis Philo[9] ; 10. 51-Roger Campbell[7]

Heat 2 – All Pro Aluminum Heads

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

1. O8-Dan Kuriger[2] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker[6] ; 4. 11F-D.J. Foos[1] ; 5. 60K-Jody Keegan[9] ; 6. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 7. 1ST-Gary Taylor[7] ; 8. 13-Brandon Matus[10] ; 9. 6-Jac Haudenschild[8] ; 10. 53-Cap Henry[5]

Heat 3 – Dragon Racing Fuels (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 16-Chris Andrews[6] ; 2. 27-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 3. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[4] ; 4. 9-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 5. 29-Bryan Sebetto[5] ; 6. 9W-Derek Hagar[7] ; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker[8] ; 8. 10-Carl Bowser[9] ; 9. 33-Brent Matus[10] ; 10. 16M-Danny Mumaw[3]

Heat 4 – Kinsler Fuel Injection (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. W20-Greg Wilson[2] ; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 3. 9X-Rob Chaney[6] ; 4. 83M-Broc Martin[1] ; 5. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[3] ; 6. 5R-Byron Reed[8] ; 7. 55F-Taylor Ferns[5] ; 8. 39M-Matt Merrill[7] ; 9. 40-Caleb Helms[9]

Dash – Quality Inn/Comfort Inn & Suites of Fremont (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 16-Chris Andrews[4] ; 2. 9X-Rob Chaney[2] ; 3. 14K-Dale Blaney[1] ; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker[5] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[6] ; 6. 29-Bryan Sebetto[3]

B-Main – MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 53-Cap Henry[2] ; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[1] ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[5] ; 4. 14H-Todd Heller[4] ; 5. 1ST-Gary Taylor[9] ; 6. 5R-Byron Reed[14] ; 7. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild[6] ; 8. 55F-Taylor Ferns[3] ; 9. 9W-Derek Hagar[10] ; 10. 10-Carl Bowser[16] ; 11. 51-Roger Campbell[8] ; 12. 39M-Matt Merrill[11] ; 13. 21-Travis Philo[15] ; 14. 40-Caleb Helms[17] ; 15. 13-Brandon Matus[18] ; 16. 6-Jac Haudenschild[12] ; 17. 35-Stuart Brubaker[13] ; 18. 33-Brent Matus[19]

UNOH A-Main - (50 Laps)

1. 14K-Dale Blaney[3]; 2. 9X-Rob Chaney[2]; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[1]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[17]; 5. 29-Bryan Sebetto[6]; 6. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[9]; 7. 45-Tim Shaffer[8]; 8. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[7]; 9. 14H-Todd Heller[13]; 10. 2+-Brian Smith[10]; 11. 9-Dean Jacobs[20]; 12. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[11]; 13. 60K-Jody Keegan[23]; 14. 83M-Broc Martin[21]; 15. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[18]; 16. 81-Lee Jacobs[5]; 17. 27-Chad Kemenah[16]; 18. 53-Cap Henry[12]; 19. 45L-Brian Lay[14]; 20. 57X-Andrew Palker[4]; 21. 11F-D.J. Foos[19]; 22. 91-Cale Thomas[24]; 23. O8-Dan Kuriger[15]; 24. O9-Craig Mintz[22]

Hard Charger: W20-Greg Wilson[+13]

Fremont Federal Credit Untion 305 Sprints (33 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

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

1. 18-Bobby Clark[1] ; 2. 6-Dustin Dinan[8] ; 3. 1W-Jamie Miller[4] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[6] ; 6. 7A-Alvin Roepke[5] ; 7. 10S-Roger Shammo[2] ; 8. 18N-Frank Neill[3] ; 9. 37-Austin Ream[9]

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

1. 25-Jason Keckler[6] ; 2. 5R-Jordan Ryan[8] ; 3. 10-Josh Harrison[1] ; 4. C1-Clay Riney[2] ; 5. O2-Kevin Lee[3] ; 6. 39-John Ivy[7] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 8. 2L-Landon Lalonde[4]

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

1. 22D-Dan Hammond[1] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[6] ; 3. 22M-Dan McCarron[2] ; 4. 16-Dale Blaney[3] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[8] ; 6. 26-Daniel Demyan[7] ; 7. 13-Jeremy Duposki[5] ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[4]

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

1. 11G-Luke Griffith[1] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[5] ; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs[2] ; 4. 29P-Mark Pinski[4] ; 5. 20B-Cody Bova[7] ; 6. 32-Ryan French[8] ; 7. 15-Gary Benjamin[6]

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

1. 20B-Cody Bova[4] ; 2. 2-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 3. 7A-Alvin Roepke[5] ; 4. 39-John Ivy[6] ; 5. O2-Kevin Lee[2] ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[10] ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[14] ; 9. 10S-Roger Shammo[9] ; 10. 18N-Frank Neill[12] ; 11. 37-Austin Ream[13] ; 12. 26-Daniel Demyan[7] ; 13. 2L-Landon Lalonde[15] ; 14. 13-Jeremy Duposki[11]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 5R-Jordan Ryan[2]; 2. 1W-Jamie Miller[4]; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[6]; 4. 6-Dustin Dinan[3]; 5. 18-Bobby Clark[10]; 6. 7A-Alvin Roepke[19]; 7. 11G-Luke Griffith[1]; 8. 19R-Steve Rando[12]; 9. 16-Dale Blaney[15]; 10. 39-John Ivy[20]; 11. 25-Jason Keckler[8]; 12. 3J-Trey Jacobs[7]; 13. 22M-Dan McCarron[9]; 14. 10-Josh Harrison[5]; 15. 20B-Cody Bova[17]; 16. 2-Ricky Peterson[18]; 17. 68G-Tyler Gunn[13]; 18. 29P-Mark Pinski[16]; 19. 22D-Dan Hammond[11]; 20. C1-Clay Riney[14]

Hard Charger: 7A-Alvin Roepke[+13]

AAA Auto Club Dirt Trucks (22 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

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

1. O1-Art Ball[4] ; 2. 33-Jeff Ward[6] ; 3. 33C-Kyle Cline[2] ; 4. 5-Jim McGrath[3] ; 5. 3X-Brad Keckler[7] ; 6. D1-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 7. 25-Randy Ryan[8] ; 8. 1-Andy Earnhart[1]

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

1. 7-Dana Frey[1] ; 2. 7B-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 3. 115-Ben Good[2] ; 4. 4S-Keith Sorg[3] ; 5. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[7] ; 6. 37-Eric Devanna[4] ; 7. 9-Curt Inks[6]

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

1. 8KB-Kent Brewer[3] ; 2. 36M-Cory McCaughey[1] ; 3. 2-Matt Foos[4] ; 4. 99X-Gene Portidge[5] ; 5. O-Jim Keegan[6] ; 6. 13-Cody Benyak[7] ; 7. 18W-Cory Ward[2]

A-Main - (20 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[12]; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[7]; 3. 2-Matt Foos[9]; 4. 36M-Cory McCaughey[4]; 5. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[14]; 6. 33-Jeff Ward[8]; 7. O1-Art Ball[11]; 8. 99X-Gene Portidge[3]; 9. 115-Ben Good[6]; 10. 3X-Brad Keckler[13]; 11. 5-Jim McGrath[10]; 12. D1-Dustin Keegan[16]; 13. O-Jim Keegan[15]; 14. 9-Curt Inks[20]; 15. 37-Eric Devanna[17]; 16. 13-Cody Benyak[18]; 17. 1-Andy Earnhart[22]; 18. 4S-Keith Sorg[5]; 19. 25-Randy Ryan[19]; 20. 7-Dana Frey[2]; 21. 33C-Kyle Cline[1]

Hard Charger: 7B-Shawn Valenti[+11]

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

 

 

BRENDEN BRIGHT CAPTURES FIRST GRANDVIEW WIN

Bright Wins First of 2014 in Exciting Grandview ARDC Feature

Brenden Bright drove to his first win of the season with the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) in the twenty-five lap feature event at the Grandview Speedway in a rare Friday night racing event.

Not only was it Bright's first win of the season but his first ever win at the Grandview Speedway - the track that is the closest to Bright's Collegeville, PA home. "We've always struggled at Grandview," Bright related. "We've been good this season on the heavy tracks or early in the night but we've struggled on the hard slick tracks."

On this race night, Bright had some help. His Presidential HVAC #92 got some help from five time ARDC winner, Alex Bright and his crew chief, Eddie Heffline who made some suggestions to improve the younger Bright's performance. He had some help from his brother in the feature line-up as well. When Alex drew the pole after winning the third heat race, he volunteered to start 12th for the twenty-five lap main - the last of the redraw positions. That moved Brenden up to a third place start. "I need all the help I can get," Brenden stated as he looked over the starting grid.

Brett Wanner and Billy Pauch Jr. led the field to the green flag but Wanner fought for control as the rear wheel came off his #44 as the field headed into turn one. The inside row slid up for the complete restart, pitting Brenden Bright against Pauch Jr. on the front row. Pauch immediately took the lead as Brett Arndt slid under Brenden Bright to briefly take second.

Pauch had the Mike Heffner owned #27 on the bottom of the track as Brenden Bright and second year driver, Jim Radney battled for the runner-up spot. Radney like the high line around the track and took over second on lap four. Pauch led Radney, Brenden Bright, Tim Buckwalter and Brett Arndt with five complete.

Alex Bright had advanced to sixth but slid high and lost several positions. By lap seven, Radney was putting the pressure on Pauch for the lead. Radney ran the top with Pauch on the bottom as the two dueled for the top spot.

The field was three wide through turns one and two following a caution for Alex Bright just before half way.

Radney took a run on the outside of Pauch as the two drivers raced down the backstretch on lap thirteen with Radney becoming the race leader at the half way point. With ten laps to go, Radney led Pauch, Tim Buckwalter, Brenden Bright and Ryan Watt who was behind the wheel of the R/T Racing #20.

Moisture on the race track caused a tangle between Alex Bright and Bruce Buckwalter Jr. in turns one and two, bringing out what would be the race's final caution. While the field circled under caution, race leader, Jim Radney came to a stop on the homestretch with battery failure. Radney's bid for a first ARDC win would be postponed for another night. Pauch led the field back to the green flag for the final ten laps as the race leader.

Brenden Bright wasted no time taking his car to the outside to challenge Pauch for the lead on the back stretch. The race had a new leader as Brenden Bright led the way.

Watt challenged Tim Buckwalter and took over third with five laps to go. 2013 ARDC Champion, Trevor Kobylarz and Brett Arndt battled it out for fifth.

At the end of twenty-five laps, Brenden Bright headed for his first checkered flag of the season followed by Billy Pauch, Jr., Ryan Watt, Tim Buckwalter and Trevor Kobylarz.

This Friday night, ARDC heads west to race at the Path Valley Speedway Park - a return to the Central PA track after an absence of nearly twenty years.

RACE NOTES Billy Pauch Jr. made his first start of the season in Mike Heffner's #27 midget, wrenched by Sean Michael. Ryan Watt subbed for Carey Becker and drove Becker's #20 to a third place finish. When electrical issues sidelined point leader, Steven Drevicki's #19. DeGre Engineering car owner, Greg Fitzpatrick turned over his #28 to Drevicki for the night. The point leader raced his way to an eighth place finish at the end of twenty-five laps. Danny Stratton had the Steward #33 out in front of the first heat before rear end problems brought Stratton to a stop in turn four. Fast time of the night turned by Ryan Watt in the first qualifier when Watt turned the third mile track in 15.128 seconds.

Feature Finish (25 laps) 1. Brenden Bright 2. Billy Pauch Jr. 3. Ryan Watt 4. Tim Buckwalter 5. Trevor Kobylarz 6. Brett Arndt 7. Ryan Greth 8. Steven Drevicki 9. Kyle Lick 10. Tyler Brehm 11. Tony DiMattia 12. Tommy Kunsman 13. Austin Burke 14. Billy Courtwright 15. Jim Radney 16. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. 17. Alex Bright 18. Justin Grosz 19. Brett Wanner 20. Nick Wean DNS - PJ Gargiulo

 

 

Black Victorious at Valley

Grain Valley, MO (September 12, 2014)- Three seasons ago when the WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps had its inaugural race at Valley Speedway, JD Black was the winner. On Friday night, the Grain Valley driver was victorious again with a strong performance during the annual Weld Family Memorial. It was also a special evening as driver Brent Fasse organized a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project and money was raised for this great cause. All WAR drivers also sported Wounded Warrior stickers on their cars in support. Point leader Chris Parkinson took the lead from his outside front row starting position as he was followed by Wyatt Burks and Black. The lead trio would continue this way for the first six laps. On lap seven, Burks put a slide job in turn two on Parkinson for the lead with Parkinson turning back under Burks to retake the lead down the backstretch. Burks again pulled a slide job in turns three and four, but Parkinson again turned back under to retake the lead down the front stretch. Over the next three laps, Parkinson continued to lead with Burks remaining within striking distance. Black, fast-qualifier Casey Shuman and Chad Goff were also in the hunt. On lap eleven, Burks attempted a slide job in turns three and four. The duo made contact with Burks sliding to a stop in turn four. Parkinson led again on the restart as he was followed by Black, Shuman, Goff, and Cody Baker. Black made his move on lap thirteen as he got by Parkinson in turn two. Black steadily increased his lead as Shuman and Goff started to put pressure on Parkinson for the second spot. Shuman’s run would come to an end on lap twenty-two when his car came to a stop in turn two. On the restart, Black was followed by Parkinson, Goff, Dylan Kadous, and Baker. Kadous was putting heavy pressure on Goff for the third spot over the last handful of laps with both just behind Parkinson. Black would go on to the checkered flag in his MC Electric/Sage Fruit/S&S Electric Twister with Parker 305 power. In turn four, Goff made a last ditch effort for the second spot with a slide job on Parkinson. As Goff slid high and tried to regain his momentum, Parkinson moved back under to run second in his 54th Street Grill and Bar/Country Kids Daycare/Ozark Barge and Dock DRC with Elam Machine power. Kadous also was able to move under Goff as he finished a close third in the RHR Motorsports/Bully Brand Brackets Avenger with Gaerte power. Goff was fourth in his B&D Racing/Country Kids Daycare/Midwest Specialty Flooring DRC with Kercher-Mopar power. Josh Stephens charged from thesixteenth starting spot in the Summers Farms/Stephens Automotive DRC with Gaerte power to round out the top five. Baker was sixth as he was followed by Tony Rost. Ricky Lee Stangl, Taylor Walton, and Chad Tye rounded out the top ten. Heat races for the thirty-two car field were won by Shuman, Black, Tyler Blank, and Kadous. Todd McVay was victorious in the B Main. The WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps will next be in action at the annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO on September 26 and 27. Each race will pay $1000 to win. Please go to warsprints.com or join the WAR page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/122872191163959/ to learn more about Wingless Auto Racing. WAR results for Valley Speedway 9/12/14 32 cars Qualifying- 1. 77H-Casey Shuman, Rattlesnake Bend, AZ-13.143, 2.9-Chad Goff, Spring Hill, KS-13.353, 3.Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO-13.449, 4.11W-Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS-13.581, 5.24-Ricky Lee Stangl-Lee’s Summit, MO-13.627, 6.3B-Robert Black, Blue Springs, MO-13.652, 7.55-Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, MO-13.758, 8.8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO-13.806, 9.90-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO-13.834, 10.JD Black, Grain Valley, MO-13.906, 11.14-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg, MO-14.085, 12.11-Dylan Kadous, Topeka, KS-14.085, 13.38-Cody Baker, Lone Jack, MO-14.118, 14. 9X-Casey Baker, Lone Jack, MO-14.165, 15. 75-Tyler Blank-California, MO-14.178, 16.03-Charlie Burton, Independence, MO-14.286, 17.70-Pete Palazzolo-Pacific, MO-14.302, 18. 65M-TJ Muths, Sedalia, MO-14.349, 19. 27K-Tucker Klaasmeyer-Paola, KS-14.421, 20.42-Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS-14.430, 21.09-Josh Stephens, Buckner, MO-14.444, 22.Kameron Key, Warrensburg, MO-14.535, 23.99-Tony Rost, Utica, NE-14.582, 24.88-Chad Tye, Independence, MO-14.589, 25.00-PJ Grimes, Otterville, MO-14.608, 26. 89-Todd McVay, Blue Springs, MO-14.657, 27. 12-John Helm, Kearney, MO-14.799, 28.00D-Jimmy Dowell, Wooldridge, MO-14.853, 29.77-Rob Hockett, Lone Jack, MO-14.868, 30.23-Brent Fasse, Independence, MO-14.949, 31.8X-Scott Comstock, Tipton, MO-15.327, 32. 27-Bob Thoman, Higginsville, MO-15.660 1st Heat- 8 laps 1. 77H-Casey Shuman (8) 2.09-Josh Stephens (3) 3.38-Cody Baker (5) 4. 00-PJ Grimes (2) 5. 24-Ricky Lee Stangl (7) 6.77-Rob Hockett (1) 7.70-Pete Palazzolo (4) 8. 90-Riley Kreisel (6)

2nd Heat- 8 laps 1. 7JR-JD Black (6) 2. 89-Todd McVay (2) 3.65M-TJ Muths (4) 4.93-Kameron Key (3) 5.9-Chad Goff (8) 6.3B-Robert Black (7) 7.23-Brent Fasse (1) 8. 9X-Casey Baker (5)

3rd Heat- 8 laps 1. 75-Tyler Blank (5) 2. 27K-Tucker Klaasmeyer (4) 3.65-Chris Parkinson (8) 4.99-Tony Rost (3) 5.12-John Helm (2) 6.55-Kenny Potter (7) 7. 8X-Scott Comstock (1) 8. 14-Taylor Walton (6)-DNF

4th Heat-8 laps 1. 11-Dylan Kadous (6) 2. 11W-Wyatt Burks (8) 3.8-Jeff Wingate (5) 4.42-Warren Johnson (2) 5.88-Chad Tye (1) 6.03-Charlie Burton (3) 7. 00D-Jimmy Dowell (7) DNS: 27-Bob Thoman

B Main- 12 laps 1.89-McVay (4) 2. 99-Rost (6) 3.9X-Baker (2) 4.88-Tye (8) 5.14-Walton (1) 6.77-Hockett (10) 7.93-Key (5) 8.42-Johnson (3) 9.70-Palazzolo (7) 10.12-Helm (11) 11.00-Grimes (9) 12.23-Fasse (12) 13.00D-Dowell (13) 14.8X-Comstock (14) DNS: 03-Burton and 27-Thoman

A Main-30 laps 1. 7JR-Black (4) 2. 65-Parkinson (2) 3.11-Kadous (7) 4.9-Goff (3) 5.09-Stephens (16) 6.38-Baker(12) 7. 99-Rost (18) 8.24-Stangl (8) 9.14-Walton (21) 10.88-Tye (20) 11.9X-Baker (19) 12.90-Kreisel (15) 13.75-Blank (9)-DNF 14. 77-Hockett (22)-DNF 15. 55-Potter 16.27K-Klaasmeyer (13)-DNF 17.77H-Shuman (6)-DNF 18.11W-Burks (1)-DNF 19. 65M-Muths (14)-DNF 20. 8-Wingate (5)-DNF 21.3B-Black (10)-DNF 22. 89-McVay (17)

 

 

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JARED UMBENHAUER AND BRENDEN BRIGHT BIG WINNERS ON PRELUDE TO THE FREEDOM 76 NIGHT

BECHTELSVILLE, PA September 13, 2014 . . . Three-time Grandview Speedway Sportsman champion Jared Umbenhauer and ARDC Midget driver Brenden Bright, both, took full advantage of the race leader having misfortune, as both took over the number one position at that point and went on to capture victories at Grandview Speedway Friday night in the first annual Prelude to the 76’er doubleheader.

The win by the 22-year-old Umbenhauer was his twelfth of the season at the high-banked third-mile clay oval in, paying $1,500 to the Richland, PA driver.

The ARDC Midget 25-lap triump