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Scelzi, Lindberg and Kouba Capture Feature Wins at Jackson Motorplex

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (July 20, 2018) - Dominic Scelzi, Jesse Lindberg and Jake Kouba each scored their first feature victory of the season at Jackson Motorplex on Friday evening.

Scelzi swept the Full Tilt Performance presents the Barb Wieskus Memorial, winning a heat race, the dash and the DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series by GRP Motorsports main event during an event that was co-sanctioned by the Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints.

Thomas Kennedy finished second by less than half a second with MSTS points leader Lee Grosz third. Cody Ledger placed fourth and Justin Henderson ended fifth.

An impressive field of 47 drivers tackled the $5,000-to-win event with Seth Brahmer, Henderson, Jack Dover and Kennedy joining Scelzi as heat race winners. Travis Rilat and Jason Martin each claimed a B Main.

Lindberg narrowly edged 10th-starting Brady Forbrook, who was victorious two nights ago at Jackson Motorplex, for the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids triumph. Brandon Allen, Colin Smith and points leader Kaleb Johnson rounded out the top five, respectively.

Lindberg, Allen and Ryan Voss each won a heat race.

Kouba maneuvered from his fourth starting position to garner the NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc victory. Clinton Bruns finished in the runner-up position with Jeremy Kerzman third, Brandon Halverson fourth and points leader Alex Schriever fifth.

Schriever was victorious during the lone heat race.

Jackson Motorplex has two big events coming up next week. First, the 4/10-mile oval showcases Bank Midwest Night featuring the Ben Nothdurft Memorial for the Tri-State Late Model Series, IMCA modifieds, IMCA stock cars, IMCA hobby stocks, IMCA sport mods and IMCA sport compacts on Wednesday.

The ABDO Fair Race featuring the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and the Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores 410 winged sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc follows next Friday at Jackson Motorplex.

RACE REPORT: JACKSON MOTORPLEX IN JACKSON, MINN. (July 20, 2018) -

360 SPRINT CARS

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 41S-Dominic Scelzi (1); 2. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (2); 3. 4J-Lee Grosz (4); 4. 35L-Cody Ledger (3); 5. 64-Justin Henderson (8); 6. 81-Jack Dover (9); 7. 2-Derrik Lusk (12); 8. 6-Eric Lutz (11); 9. 13V-Seth Brahmer (5); 10. 33-James Broty (7); 11. 11X-Gregg Bakker (22); 12. 25-Dylan Peterson (23); 13. 14-Jody Rosenboom (19); 14. 35-Skylar Prochaska (24); 15. 09-Matt Juhl (13); 16. 5-Ryan Bowers (14); 17. 20-Brant O'Banion (15); 18. 18-Ryan Roberts (20); 19. 36-Jason Martin (18); 20. (DNF) 23W-Scott Winters (10); 21. (DNF) 4X-Eric Schulz (21); 22. (DNF) 1-Travis Rilat (17); 23. (DNF) 10J-Justin Jacobsma (16); 24. (DNF) 03-Shayle Bade (6).

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 1-Travis Rilat (1); 2. 14-Jody Rosenboom (2); 3. 4X-Eric Schulz (4); 4. 25-Dylan Peterson (7); 5. 17-Lee Goos Jr (8); 6. 2X-Bill Balog (15); 7. 2H-Bill Boles (3); 8. 50-Chase Viebrock (5); 9. 29-Lyle Howey III (9); 10. 75-Brandon Geldner (10); 11. 20X-A.J. Moeller (11); 12. 101-Chuck McGillivray (6); 13. 36X-Jason Tostenson (14); 14. (DNF) 77-Brandon Allen (12); (DNS) 17B-Ryan Bickett; (DNS) 2OP-Dylan Opdahl.

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 36-Jason Martin (1); 2. 18-Ryan Roberts (3); 3. 11X-Gregg Bakker (4); 4. 35-Skylar Prochaska (6); 5. 75B-Tommy Barber (2); 6. 77X-John Klabunde (9); 7. 42-Kevin Flowers (5); 8. 32-Trevor Serbus (7); 9. 5T-Mark Toews (8); 10. 41A-Andee Beierle (10); 11. (DNF) 7-Carson McCarl (14); (DNS) 20G-Chris Graf; (DNS) 48-Taylor Forbes; (DNS) 13MJ-Brandon Halverson; (DNS) Y4-Logan Domagala.

Dash 1 (6 Laps): 1. 41S-Dominic Scelzi (2); 2. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (3); 3. 35L-Cody Ledger (4); 4. 4J-Lee Grosz (5); 5. 13V-Seth Brahmer (6); 6. 03-Shayle Bade (1).

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 13V-Seth Brahmer (2); 2. 33-James Broty (4); 3. 5-Ryan Bowers (3); 4. 36-Jason Martin (7); 5. 09-Matt Juhl (10); 6. 32-Trevor Serbus (6); 7. 29-Lyle Howey III (9); 8. 20X-A.J. Moeller (8); 9. (DNF) 2X-Bill Balog (1); (DNS) 17B-Ryan Bickett.

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 64-Justin Henderson (1); 2. 35L-Cody Ledger (6); 3. 20-Brant O'Banion (3); 4. 2H-Bill Boles (4); 5. 75B-Tommy Barber (7); 6. 50-Chase Viebrock (8); 7. 75-Brandon Geldner (5); 8. 77X-John Klabunde (9); 9. (DNF) 2OP-Dylan Opdahl (10); 10. (DNF) 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (2).

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 81-Jack Dover (1); 2. 2-Derrik Lusk (2); 3. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (3); 4. 23W-Scott Winters (8); 5. 4X-Eric Schulz (6); 6. 17-Lee Goos Jr (4); 7. 101-Chuck McGillivray (9); 8. 77-Brandon Allen (7); 9. (DNF) 36X-Jason Tostenson (5).

Heat 4 (10 Laps): 1. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (5); 2. 4J-Lee Grosz, 04 [6); 3. 1-Travis Rilat (3); 4. 03-Shayle Bade (9); 5. 25-Dylan Peterson (1); 6. 42-Kevin Flowers (8); 7. 41A-Andee Beierle (4); 8. (DNF) 7-Carson McCarl (2); 9. (DNF) 48-Taylor Forbes (7).

Heat 5 (10 Laps): 1. 41S-Dominic Scelzi (5); 2. 6-Eric Lutz (3); 3. 14-Jody Rosenboom (1); 4. 18-Ryan Roberts (4); 5. 11X-Gregg Bakker (6); 6. 5T-Mark Toews (2); 7. 35-Skylar Prochaska (9); 8. (DNF) Y4-Logan Domagala (8); 9. (DNF) 20G-Chris Graf (7).

HEARTLAND STEEL RACESAVER SPRINT CARS PRESENTED BY WYFFELS HYBRIDS

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (1); 2. 5-Brady Forbrook (10); 3. 05X-Brandon Allen (4); 4. 05-Colin Smith (6); 5. 22-Kaleb Johnson (11); 6. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (9); 7. 8-Jacob Hughes (5); 8. 23-Brandon Bosma (22); 9. 7X-Shane Fick (15); 10. 17V-Casey Abbas (18); 11. 7-Johnny Sullivan (3); 12. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (8); 13. 33-Trevor Smith (14); 14. 33S-Jeremy Schultz (16); 15. 77-Taylor Ryan (17); 16. 8K-Micah Slendy (13); 17. (DNF) 1S-Ryan Voss (2); 18. (DNF) 4SN-Nate Eakin (7); 19. (DNF) 11-Dalyn Cody (20); 20. (DNF) 5X-Jason Martin (12); (DNS) 20-Brant O'Banion; (DNS) 1CC-Clayton Christensen.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (1); 2. 8-Jacob Hughes (4); 3. 5-Brady Forbrook (7); 4. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (6); 5. 8K-Micah Slendy (2); 6. 33S-Jeremy Schultz (3); 7. (DNF) 20-Brant O'Banion (5); 8. (DNF) 1CC-Clayton Christensen (8).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 05X-Brandon Allen (3); 2. 05-Colin Smith (4); 3. 22-Kaleb Johnson (7); 4. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (5); 5. 33-Trevor Smith (6); 6. 77-Taylor Ryan (2); 7. (DNF) 11-Dalyn Cody (1).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 1S-Ryan Voss (1); 2. 4SN-Nate Eakin (4); 3. 7-Johnny Sullivan (2); 4. 5X-Jason Martin (7); 5. 7X-Shane Fick (6); 6. 17V-Casey Abbas (3); (DNS) 23-Brandon Bosma.

NSL NON-WING SPRINT CARS PRESENTED BY HITCHDOC

A Feature (15 Laps): 1. 6-Jake Kouba (4); 2. 7-Clinton Bruns (2); 3. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (5); 4. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (6); 5. 0-Alex Schriever (7); 6. 2K-James Kouba (8); 7. 0X-Brandon Stevenson (9); 8. 48-Neal Matuska (1); 9. 1A-Brad Anderson (3); 10. 38-Miles Grein (10); 11. 7X-Dave Murphy (11).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 0-Alex Schriever (4); 2. 2K-James Kouba (8); 3. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (5); 4. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (10); 5. 1A-Brad Anderson (2); 6. 7-Clinton Bruns (3); 7. 6-Jake Kouba (9); 8. 48-Neal Matuska (1); 9. 0X-Brandon Stevenson (6); 10. 38-Miles Grein (7); 11. 7X-Dave Murphy (11).

UP NEXT -

Wednesday for Bank Midwest Night featuring the Ben Nothdurft Memorial for the Tri-State Late Model Series, IMCA modifieds, IMCA stock cars, IMCA hobby stocks, IMCA sport mods and IMCA sport compacts

Friday for the ABDO Fair Race featuring the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and the Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores 410 winged sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc

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JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from May through September with Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores 410 winged sprint cars, 360 winged sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

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Jon Agan Takes Home Davis County Fair Loot!

(Bill W) Bloomfield, IA, July 19, 2018 – Jon Agan has always been strong at the Bloomfield Speedway, and Thursday was no exception. The Knoxville, Iowa native drove his Dee Zee Manufacturing #4 to a wire to wire victory, collecting $1,500 during festivities at the Davis County Fair. It was Agan’s second career Sprint Invaders win in Bloomfield, and his eighth overall.

A number of incidents and mechanical breakdowns plagued the 26-car field. Dominic Scelzi (in Scott Bonar’s #50) and Ryan Jamison suffered early mechanical difficulties. Brayden Gaylord crashed into the turns one and two wall during the Shake-Up Dash ending his night. In the end, six cars scratched before a B main that officials called off due to everyone transferring to the main event.

The 25-lap feature saw Agan shoot out from the pole, ahead of Randy Martin, Cody Wehrle, Jarrod Schneiderman and Dustin Clark. Agan entered lapped traffic on the fourth circuit. Clark moved by Wehrle on lap nine, but Wehrle battled back by two laps later.

Soon, the leader had lapped up to tenth and then ninth. Agan would tag the lapped machine of eighth place running Sawyer Phillips, sending the Pleasantville, Iowa native upside down. It would prove to be the only stoppage of the event with fifteen laps down. Agan led Martin, Schneiderman, Daneil and Wehrle back to green.

Jamie Ball would take fifth on the restart, while Daniel worked over Schneiderman, gaining the third spot with two to go. Agan was gone, however, and won over Martin, Daniel, Schneiderman and Ball. Wehrle, Sammy Walsh, John Schulz, Clark and Evan Martin rounded out the top ten. Wehrle, Schneiderman and Agan were heat winners, and Daniel took the Dash.

“You never know how far out you are,” said Agan in Victory Lane. “You feel fast. You don’t known who’s behind you and lapped traffic was really hairy tonight. Obviously, we didn’t mean to do what we did down there (Phillips incident). There was a little bit of a gap and he was up for a second. I shot it and he came down. I thought we were done too. No one wants to do that. No one wants to take themselves out. I love this place and this racetrack. It was fast tonight. It was fun.”

“As much as we’ve struggled the last two months…we won the first race of the year,” said Randy Martin. “We had a new car and fought it and fought it. This is the car we won seven or eight races with last year. I put it together this week, and it actually felt pretty decent. There wasn’t no catching Jon. Hat’s off to those guys. We should have been a little tighter, but we’ve had that problem the last few weeks. At least it was drivable tonight.”

“I’m still trying to figure out this whole Sprint Invaders (Dash) draw,” said Daniel, who drew a five after his Dash win. “We started fifth and we had to chase those guys down. We were able to pass a couple cars and get to third. The track was kind of narrow. If we started up front, we could have had the car to win. My car was really sticking well to the bottom of three and four, and some of those guys were sailing around on the top.”

The Sprint Invaders head to the Dubuque Speedway and the Dubuque County Fair on Tuesday, July 24. For more information on the Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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After a couple of years on hiatus, the Sprint Invaders will headline the grandstand show this coming Thursday, July 19th at Bloomfield Speedway, during the Davis County Fair.

Sprint Invaders A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (1) 2. 14, Randy Martin, California, MO (2) 3. 33m, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (5) 4. 88, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (3) 5. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (7) 6. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (4) 7. 5H, Sammy Walsh, Orangeville, NSW, Aust. (10) 8. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (12) 9. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (6) 10. 4m, Evan Martin, Lohman, MO (9) 11. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (20) 12. 81, Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA (13) 13. 69, Justin Buchholz, Davenport, IA (18) 14. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (17) 15. 83, Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA (14) 16. 1st, John Greenwood, Woodward, IA (16) 17. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (11) 18. 12, Doug Sylvester, Ottumwa, IA (15) 19. 4*, Bailey Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (8) 20. 9, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (19) DNS – 13, Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA, 50, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 25, Kelly Graham, Hedrick, IA, 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 2D, Dave Keperling, Hannibal, MO, 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA. Lap Leader: Agan 1-25. Hard-charger: Gennetten. KSE Hard-charger: Buchholz.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), 8 laps: 1. Cody Wehrle (1) 2. Mason Daniel (7) 3. Randy Martin (8) 4. John Schulz (2) 5. Tanner Gebhardt (5) 6. John Greenwood (3) 7. Doug Sylvester (9) 8. Ayrton Gennetten (4) 9. Dave Keperling (6)

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started), 8 laps: 1. Jarrod Schneiderman (1) 2. Brayden Gaylord (4) 3. Jamie Ball (5) 4. Sammy Walsh (6) 5. Sawyer Phillips (7) 6. Harold Pohren (2) 7. Kelly Graham (8) 8. Rob Weuve (3) DNS – Ryan Jamison

Mohrfeld Electric Heat three (started), 8 laps: 1. Jon Agan (2) 2. Bailey Goldesberry (1) 3. Evan Martin (3) 4. Dustin Clark (6) 5. Dave Getchell (4) 6. Dominic Scelzi (5) DNS – Justin Buchholz, Daniel Bergquist

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Mason Daniel (1) 2. Jon Agan (3) 3. Randy Martin (2) 4. Jarrod Schneiderman (6) 5. Cody Wehrle (5) 6. Brayden Gaylord (4)

Contingencies

Pyrotec – Harold Pohren

Saldana Racing Products – Tanner Gebhardt

Kreitz Oval Track Products – John Greenwood

 

 

LEARY, BRISCOE, AND STRUNK - FIRST IN TRI-STATE STAMPEDE

Haubstadt, IN - July 14, 2018 - C. J. Leary visited victory lane
after the Sprint Stampede, which was held at the Tri-State Speedway
Saturday night. The Greenfield, IN, competitor led throughout the
event in the Green-Tech Lubricants sprinter. The finish line had to
be a welcome sight. The night had brought forth many challenges. A
caution came out on the first lap. Soon lapped traffic became heavy
for the leaders to work. Then there was one of those late race
restarts with just two laps to go.
C.J. noted that: I hoped it would stay green. We had a pretty good
lead. The car was so good that it didnÔ€™t matter! The Leary car
was bad fast all night. C. J. set the overall fastest lap in group
qualifying, won the first heat, and collected a $2,500 check after
winning the feature. He even pulled a Zero on the inversion redraw
to start on the pole. It was one of those perfect take-a-bow driving
performances!
Runner-up Stephen Schnapf was looking for a second MSCS feature win.
He continued to chase Leary lap after lap. He too had a fast car.
It was the second fastest in group qualifying and he had won the
second heat. The leaders were lapping cars at a rapid pace and had
most of the field down one or more laps. The first seven cars were
all that finished on the lead lap. Third heat winner Chase Stockon
finished third in the feature. He was followed by Robert Ballou in
fourth and Isaac Chapple in fifth.
Kyle Cummins was sixth in the 25 lap event. MSCS Points leader
Carson Short was seventh. Daron Clayton was eighth in his first
outing of the season. He was driving a car that is owned by
teammate Kent Schmidt. Series regulars Donny Brackett and Chet
Williams completed the top ten.
Garrett Aitken received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award for the third
time this year. It goes to the eleventh place driver. Aitken also
has three top five feature finishes to his credit. The Keizer
Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the race was Kody Swanson, driver of
the Rock Steady Racing entry.
Preliminary events produced their share of excitement. The third
heat was very competitive with 3 lead changes and a wild flip in
turn three. Brandon Mattox s newly acquired 2V ride returned to the
pits on a hook. Minus a car Mattox had to sit out the remainder of
the program. He is second in series points standings.
Prior to any preliminaries the entire program was delayed by
threatening weather and rainfall. The track prep crew responded and
worked the surface until racing was possible.
Chase Briscoe prevailed in winning the MOWA Winged Sprint feature.
The Mitchell, IN, driver finished ahead of Cory Bruns and Carson
Short. Critter Malone was fourth and Justin Peck was next to round
out the top five. The 3 MOWA heat races were victories for Carson
Short, Kody Kinser, and Chase Briscoe. Chase Stockon won the B Main.
The MMSA Mini Sprints closed out the program. Bradley Strunk of
Mason, OH, won their feature event. He led Blaine Lewis, Jesse
Vermillion, Cody Trammel, and Ethan Rutherford to the finish line.
Dean Parker, Strunk, and Trammel won the 3 heat races. MMSA will
return to race at Tri-State Speedway in October.
The next event at Tri-State Speedway will be the USAC Indiana Sprint
Week finale on July 28th. MSCS is not scheduled to race again until
August 11th. That race is the Hoosier Sprint Nationals which will
also be at Tri-State Speedway. The feature will pay $5,000 to win
that night.
Provided as News and Information for Tri-State Speedway and MSCS.

SUMMARY
SPRINT STAMPEDE
Tri-State Speedway
Haubstadt, IN
July14, 2018
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Hoosier Tire MSCS Sprint Cars:
(25 Entries)

Overall Top Qualifier - 30 C. J. Leary, 14.155 seconds
First Heat - 30 C. J. Leary, 21 Carson Short, 52 Isaac Chapple, 3C Kyle
Cummins,
_________ 36 Collin Ambrose, 11p Chad Boespflug, 3R Kody Swanson,
_________ 27 Brian Wallace, 99 Alec Sipes
Second Heat - 61m Stephen Schnapf, 12 Robert Ballou, 32x Garrett Aitken,
___________ 38 Chet Williams, 23 Brian Karraker, 5K Kent Schmidt, 2J Jeff
Pritchett,
___________ 37 Gabe Griffith DNS
Third Heat - 32 Chase Stockon, 10 Aric Gentry, 4B Donny Brackett, 5-o
Daron Clayton,
__________ 50 Tony DiMattia, 11 James Lyerla, 45 Eric Perrott, 2V Brandon
Mattox

Feature (25 Laps) - 30 C. J. Leary, 61m Stephen Schnapf, 32 Chase Stockon,
_______________ 12 Robert Ballou, 52 Isaac Chapple, 3C Kyle Cummins,
_______________ 21 Carson Short, 5-o Daron Clayton, 4B Donny Brackett,
_______________ 38 Chet Williams, 32x Garrett Aitken, 3R Kody Swanson,
_______________ 10 Aric Gentry, 11P Chad Boespflug, 23 Brian Karraker,
_______________ 36 Collin Ambrose, 11 James Lyerla, 99 Alec Sipes,
_______________ 45 Eric Perrott, 27 Brian Wallace, 2J Jeff Pritchett,
_______________ 5K Kent Schmidt, 50 Tony DiMattia

Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Cars:

First Heat - 21 Carson Short, 7 Critter Malone, 5X Justin Peck,
_________ 1M Jim Moughan, 8s Steve Short
Second Heat - 4K Kody Kinser, 17 Kendall Ruble, 14X Paul Hart,
___________ 44 Cory Bruns, 21b Brinton Marvel
Third Heat - 5 Chase Briscoe, 85 Mike Terry Jr., 23d Trey Datweiler,
__________ 53 Brayden Fox, 99 Jay Waugh

B Main - 32 Chase Stockon, 15 Jason Keith, 77U Chris Urish,
_______ 79J Jacob Patton, 4 Chris Spitz

Feature - 5 Chase Briscoe, 44 Cory Bruns, 21 Carson Short, 7 Critter Malone,
_______ 5X Justin Peck, 85 Mike Terry Jr., 32 Chase Stockon, 17 Kendall
Ruble,
_______ 99 Jay Waugh, 4K Kody Kinser, 15 Jason Keith, 53 Brayden Fox,
_______ 1M Jim Moughan, 21 Brinton Marvel, 8s Steve Short, 79J Jacob Patton,
_______ 77U Chris Urish, 14T James Bridgeman, 14X Paul Hart, 23d Trey
Datweiler

MMSA Mini Sprints:

First Heat - 99 Dean Parker, 77 Blaine Lewis, 22 Brandon Coffey,
_________ 73 Blake Vermillion, 97 Dale Day
Second Heat - 2S Bradley Strunk, 5 Jesse Vermillion, 11 Brandon Smith,
___________ 19B Brandon Deputy, 17d Dylan Moan
Third Heat - 34T Cody Trammel, 88X Jeff Schindler, 8E8 Ethan Rutherford,
___________ 41 Tim Hirsch, 56 Kinser Medler

Feature - 2s Bradley Strunk, 77 Blaine Lewis, 5 Jesse Vermillion,
_______ 34T Cody Trammel, 8E8 Ethan Rutherford, 11 Brandon Smith,
_______ 88x Jeff Schindler, 22 Brandon Coffey, 19B Brandon Deputy,
_______ 17D Dylan Moan, 56 Kinser Medler, 9H Josh Hixson,
_______ 99 Dean Parker, 26 Keith Langley, 73 Blake Vermillion,
_______ 77x Gregory Dedrick, 11D Darrell Odell, 14 Jason MIlls,
_______ 97 Dale Day, 419 Jaylon Mills, 9HX Devin Hayhurst

 

 

Shullick Speeds to Fourth Victory of 2018 in C's Beverage Summer Championship

OSWEGO, NY (July 16, 2018) - Defending Novelis Supermodified champion Dave Shullick Jr. took off from his fifth place starting spot to win the C’s Beverage ‘Summer Championship’ this past Saturday night at the Oswego Speedway. It was the fourth victory of the season for the North Ridgeville, O.H. driver and the ninth of his non-wing career at the Steel Palace.

"The car was really good tonight. We fought a tight piece all day and didn't know how much to tighten it for the feature race, but we got it good,” Shullick said in victory lane. “I played with some brakes under the caution and then it was pretty damn good after that.”

Dan Connors Jr. and Aric Iosue brought the field to green for the 50-lap main event with Iosue leading the first circuit from the outside.

After diving to the low side of rookie Tyler Thompson on the initial start, Shullick was on a mission from the inside of the third row and quickly began to work the outside lane on fourth starting Brandon Bellinger, Connors, and Iosue.

By the completion of lap 2, Shullick found the high side of Bellinger for third before taking the runner up position away from Connors one lap later coming off the exit of turn four.

Shullick was not done yet, as he immediately reeled in the Iosue No. 11 and drove right around the outside for the lead coming to complete lap 4.

As Shullick began to pull away, Shampine and Otto Sitterly were busy at work behind him as Shampine drove into third around the outside of both Bellinger and Connors with Sitterly following him through for fourth all the way from his twelfth starting spot.

Fresh off his first victory in nearly three seasons, it appeared as if Sitterly was poised for two in a row as he breezed by 8 cars in only five laps early on.

No sooner than they found the top five did Shampine and Sitterly take second and third as the pair worked past runner up Iosue by lap 6 with Shampine making an outside pass for second and Sitterly using the bottom part of the speedway to grab third.

Shullick, Shampine and Sitterly showed right away that they were the class of the field in this particular event as the front three had pulled away from everyone by lap 10 with Shampine and Sitterly slowly but surely closing in on the No. 2.

With less than 20 laps in the books, Shullick was well on his way, already lapping up to 14th running Dave Gruel in the No. 50 and later catching 13th running Dave Danzer in the No. 52, Logan Rayvals in 12th, and Thompson who had since dropped all the way back to 11th.

Lapped traffic became a major factor for the leaders at the halfway point and it was on lap 27 when Shampine looked high on a lapped car that Sitterly attempted to fill the gap, but the two brushed with Sitterly pounding the inside hub rail before cutting back across the track and making heavy contact with the outside wall to bring out the Canale Insurance & Accounting yellow flag. Sitterly was OK, but the Nicotra Racing No. 7 sustained heavy damage.

The points leader was now out of the race with 23 laps to go and this allowed the second, third, and fourth place drivers in the standings of Shampine, Barnes and Shullick, to close the gap on the seven time track champion.

All of the lapped cars were left in between the new top three of Shullick, Shampine and Iosue on the ensuing restart and this wound up allowing Shullick to pull away even further from the rest of the field, eventually lapping up to 8th place Jeff West by the completion of the main event.

Iosue lost a ton of ground coming back to the green after the lone caution, handing third over to Connors, fourth to Bellinger, and fifth to the No. 05 of Jeff Abold, but only for a moment as Bellinger was immediately able to take away the final podium position from the Connors No. 01 just one corner later.

For the remaining 20 laps, Connors would then be forced to fend off Abold, who was back for the first time in several weeks after dealing with motor issues on his ride. He ran rather strong in the ‘Summer Championship’ to wind up grabbing his first top five of the 2018 season.

Further back in the top ten, Iosue had fallen all the way back to seventh with the ‘Hustler’ Michael Barnes, wheeling his way up from eleventh to sixth in the Syrell Racing No. 68.

Out front on the other hand, it was pure domination for Dave Shullick Jr. as with his victory, DJ has now tied Barnes for third place in the standings just 35 points behind Sitterly for the lead.

Shampine was able to hold on for second place in the main event to come within just 11 points of the current championship leader with only four regular feature events remaining.

Oswego Speedway returns to action for one of it’s biggest shows of the season this Saturday, July 21 when Best Western PLUS Captain’s Quarters and Quality Inn and Suites Riverfront presents the $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodfiied and $1,500 to win Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS. Tickets remain available by phoning the speedway box office at (315)-342-0646.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

BOX SCORE

Oswego Speedway

Oswego, NY

Saturday, July 14, 2018

C’s Beverage ‘Summer Championship’

Feature (50-laps): 1. 2 DAVE SHULLICK JR, 2. 55 Keith Shampine, 3. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 4. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 5. 05 Jeff Abold, 6. 68 Michael Barnes, 7. 11 Aric Iosue, 8. 1 Jeff West, 9. 98T Tyler Thompson«, 10. 77 Shaun Gosselin, 11. 66 Lou LeVea Sr, 12. 26 Nathan Schultzkie«, 13. 0 Brent Murray«, 14. 94 Logan Rayvals, 15. 52 Dave Danzer, 16. 7 Otto Sitterly, 17. 50 Dave Gruel, 18. 56 Hal LaTulip, 19. 71 Bill Sharkey, DNS - 83 Lou LeVea Jr, 4 Roger Clark.

Heat 1 (12-laps): 1. 7 Otto Sitterly, 2. 68 Michael Barnes, 3. 1 Jeff West, 4. 77 Shaun Gosselin, 5. 94 Logan Rayvals, 6. 0 Brent Murray«, 7. 71 Bill Sharkey

Heat 2 (12-laps): 1. 50 Dave Gruel, 2. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 3. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 4. 55 Keith Shampine, 5. 52 Dave Danzer, 6. 26 Nathan Schultzkie«

Heat 3 (12-laps): 1. 2 Dave Shullick Jr, 2. 05 Jeff Abold, 3. 98T Tyler Thompson«, 4. 11 Aric Iosue, 5. 66 Lou LeVea Sr, 6 56 Hal LaTulip, 7. 83 Lou LeVea Jr.

Group Time Trials: 1. 55 Keith Shampine - 15.910, 2. 7 Otto Sitterly - 15.952, 3. 2 Dave Shullick Jr. - 16.030, 4. 02 Brandon Bellinger - 16.039, 5. 68 Michael Barnes - 16.130, 6. 11 Aric Iosue - 16.211, 7. 52 Dave Danzer - 16.222, 8. 77 Shaun Gosselin - 16.411, 9. 98T Tyler Thompson« - 16.424, 10. 50 Dave Gruel - 16.459, 11. 1 Jeff West - 16.491, 12. 05 Jeff Abold - 16.539, 13. 01 Dan Connors Jr. - 16.567, 14. 94 Logan Rayvals - 16.697, 15. 83 Lou LeVea Jr. - 16.933, 16. 0 Brent Murray« - 17.288, 17. 26 Nathan Schultzkie« - 17.306, 18. 66 Lou LeVea Sr. - 17.484, 19. 71 Bill Sharkey - 19.403, 20. 4 Roger Clark - 18.697

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #68 Michael Barnes

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #01 Dan Connors Jr.

 

 

Brad Furr Finds Victory Lane For the Second Time in 2018 with Ocean Sprints Presented by Taco Bravo

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Watsonville, CA)- For the second time in 2018, Brad Furr was able to find victory lane at Ocean Speedway as the Stockton, CA driver was able to withstand a wild feature event to win with the Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo during the tune up for this weekend’s big Howard Kaeding Classic.

Leading the field to green, Furr would get off to a tough start as he would slip all the way back to fourth as fellow veteran, Bud Kaeding jumped up front and looked strong early.

The caution flag would fly on the race’s second lap and it would bunch the field back up as Kaeding led the way over Cole Macedo, Jerry Bonnema, Furr, and Zane Blanchard.

When the race resumed, Kaeding would continue to look tough out front and would quickly pick up the back of the field and traffic would become an issue. Bobbing and weaving through traffic, Macedo would close in and challenge for the lead but the two-time winner at the track in 2018 was able to keep the youngster at bay.

Lap 17 would prove to be a pivotal lap in this race as an incident in turn one would change the complexion of the race. With Mitchell Faccinto and Richard Fajardo getting collected, Koen Shaw would also get in on the action. As Kaeding came up on the scene he would attempt to get off the racing surface to avoid it but would stall his engine and hand the lead over the Cole Macedo.

Macedo however would then make his way to the work area with a flat right-rear tire and Furr would now find himself out front with just 13 circuits left in the race.

Back underway Furr would become the new marked man as the always dangerous Justin Sanders was in second and chasing down the race leader as he was in search of his fourth Ocean Sprints win of the season.

While chasing after Furr, Sanders would soon have his hands full as Ryan Bernal entered the mix and began giving Sanders fits for second. Continuing to battle for second, Bernal would soon have issues with his left front and would come to a stop on the 21st lap, and a hard charging Bud Kaeding would find himself back in the mix as he was back in third.

The final nine-laps would see Furr lead the way, however Sanders would make a couple of attempts to grab the win but simply could not make anything stick.

Furr would race on to score the win over Sanders, Kaeding, Jerry Bonnema, and Tanner Boul.

With his win, Furr now moves into the Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo point lead with a 19 point advantage over Koen Shaw.

Heat winners on this night were Bonnema, Macedo, and Zane Blanchard as Furr was Dash winner.

The High-Five Pizza Hard Charger would be Justin Sanders who advanced seven positions in the feature event, and the Beer Optics Hard Luck Award would go to Mitchell Faccinto.

Furr would kick the night off by earning Ray Scheidts Electric Quick Time honors.

2018 Winners- Justin Sanders (March 30th), Bud Kaeding (April 13th), Justin Sanders (April 27th), Brad Furr (May 4th), Bud Kaeding (May 11th), Koen Shaw (June 15th), Justin Sanders (July 6th), Brad Furr (July 13th).

ON TAP- The Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo are back in action on Friday night at Ocean Speedway as they will take on the Civil War Sprints pres. by Flowmaster in the Howard Kaeding Classic opener.

STAY CONNECTED- Stay up to speed with all things Ocean Speedway by visiting the website at www.racepmg.com, by following us on Twitter @Ocean_Speedway, or by liking us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Ocean-Speedway-169905873046770/.

Ocean Speedway is located at 2601 E. Lake Ave Watsonville, CA 95076.

 


 

Justin Sanders, Ryan McDaniel, Dan Jinkerson and Ben Wiesz snag exciting wins at Placerville Speedway on Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – July 14, 2018…When it comes to Winged Sprint Car triumphs throughout Northern California in 2018 Aromas racer Justin Sanders and Auburn’s Andy Forsberg rank right near the top of that list. On Saturday evening at Placerville Speedway the talented duo battled it out towards the end of an exciting 25-lap feature, with Sanders coming out on top to claim his 10th overall victory of the season.

Great racing was seen in all four divisions on Saturday during Mountain Democrat Kids Bike Night. Also tallying entertaining wins and standing atop the podium at the 11th Red Hawk Casino point race were Ryan McDaniel with the Ltd. Late Models, Dan Jinkerson with the Pure Stocks and Ben Wiesz, who earned his first career triumph with the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association. Thanks to several companies and individuals a total of 30 kids bikes were raffled off at the event along with other items. RMI would like to thank everyone for their gracious support.

Mather’s Kalib Henry grabbed the initial lead in the Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Car main event. Justin Sanders had positioned himself in the runner up spot and on lap four blasted to the outside of Henry off the second corner to grab the lead. At that same time the caution flag waved, saving the top spot for Henry. On the restart Sanders again went upstairs and rode the thick Placerville cushion around Henry once again to take over the point off turn two. Henry then got big time sideways and dropped multiple spots shortly after.

A terrific battle then developed between eighth starting Andy Forsberg, Cameron Park’s Shane Hopkins and Hollister’s Tony Gualda. Track prep had taken place prior to the feature and cars were able to run on virtually every square inch of the bullring. On lap 12 Gualda hopped the cushion in turn three and stopped to bring out a yellow, forcing him to the rear of the field. When going back green Hopkins made an impressive move to drive around Forsberg for second but would trip on the cushion in turn four and allow Forsberg to maintain the spot. After this the five-time track champion closed in Sanders and began to hound the rear of the Dale Miller Septic No. 4sa machine.

From lap 17 to 22 Sanders and Forsberg kept fans on the edge of their seats racing through heavy lapped traffic. The duo looked to be setting up for an epic final few laps until the caution lights came on for a spun car in turn two. Once going back green Sanders pulled away, but just prior to getting the checkered, a stalled car in turn four brought out one final yellow. At that same time top-five running Andy Gregg had issues and came to a stop after having an impressive run in the feature.

The green white checkered restart saw Forsberg keep pace with Sanders and give it one final stab down low through the final corners, but Sanders got the drive he needed and crossed the stripe with about a car length to spare. The former Ocean Speedway track champion becomes the first repeat winner of the season in weekly competition at the Placerville Speedway. It also marked his third overall victory of the year on the red clay. Placerville’s own Jimmy Trulli came home in third, with Reno’s Adam Walters in fourth and 14th starter Colby Wiesz of Colfax in fifth.

Gualda rebounded from the early issues to finish sixth, with the remainder of the top-10 comprised of Zane Blanchard, Cody Hodgson, Hopkins and Chris Masters. Hopkins had a career best run going until suffering a flat tire. The three heat races held during the night were captured by Jodie Robinson, Andy Forsberg and Shane Hopkins. The ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust Fast Time Award to start the evening was set by Kalib Henry at 10.733. A total of 20 Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars were on hand during the night.

Ryan McDaniel is always a driver to beat whenever he signs into the pit area and proved that again on Saturday by racing to his 31st career Ltd. Late Model victory at the Placerville Speedway. At the waving of the green flag in the 20-lap finale it was Eddie Gardner and Matt Michelli battling for the top spot, which eventually went to Michelli. Gardner then got loose one lap later and spun around to bring out the caution. After going back green McDaniel fought his way to the lead that he would never relinquish.

The action behind McDaniel was hot and heavy with Ray Trimble ultimately grabbing the second spot at the checkered flag. Michelli, Wayne Trimble and Jay Norton completed the top-five. Dan Brown Jr., Tyler Lightfoot, Matt Davis, Gardner and Kiely Ricardo rounded out the top-10. Twelve Ltd. Late Models were in competition during the evening with heat race wins going to Ryan McDaniel and Wayne Trimble.

The 20-lap Pure Stock main event was arguably the show of the night with outstanding racing up front. Scott Grunert grabbed the initial lead with his father Rick Grunert all over him. On lap four Dan Jinkerson joined the Grunert show and made it a three-wide battle for the lead until the caution flag waved bringing the party to a stop. When going back green the racing remained intense with Rick Grunert again slicing to the inside of Scott. On lap nine an amazing five car tussle for the lead was then seen, before a caution waved for defending champion Jason Palmer.

On the restart Rick Grunert fought his way into the top spot on lap 10 as numerous drivers raced inches away from each other. Cars were high, low and in the middle of the speedway in a thrilling display of stock car racing. Jinkerson motored to the high-side of the quarter-mile and battled Grunert for a couple circuits, before grabbing p1 on lap 16. With just a couple laps remaining Chase Grigsby, making a start for the injured Orville Owens, closed in on Jinkerson and tried to steal the win. Jinkerson would have none of it however and crossed the stripe by just over a half a second back to Grigsby. Ryan Peter, Nick Baldwin and Scott Grunert completed the top-five.

Rounding out the top-10 in the feature were Matt Tilford, Kevin Jinkerson, Ronnie Richard, Lonnie Lennard and Tommy Sturgon. A total of 12 Pure Stocks signed into the pit area. Heats were captured by Ryan Peter and Nick Baldwin.

The Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association had an exciting 20-lap main event that went right down to the wire and featured a first-time winner in the form of Ben Wiesz. Buddy Olschowka took the lead at the waving of the green flag and held command until Danny Wagner jumped from third to first in one fell swoop on lap two. Three-wide racing was seen throughout the field early on as the well-prepared racing surface lent itself to some excellent Dwarf Car racing. Shawn Jones made his presence known by taking over second just prior to a caution on lap six.

On the restart Jones closed in on the leader until he got over the cushion and momentarily lost second. Jones battled back into second shortly after and then rocketed to the lead on lap 10, only to have a caution negate the pass. On the restart Jones sliced under Wagner to take over the top spot, while Ryan Winter eventually carved his way to second after a lap 14 restart. Jones then encountered issues that left him over the edge of the cushion with just five laps remaining in the race. This handed the lead over to Winter, who had Ben Wiesz applying heavy duty pressure once going back green.

Wiesz had found a great line up top that gave him immense momentum coming off the corner. With just two circuits left Wiesz charged to the high-side once again and shot past Winter to take over the lead. The son of sprint car veteran Colby Wiesz led the final lap and a half to earn his first ever Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association victory over Winter, Wagner, Olschowka and Mike Reeder. The top-10 was rounded out by Kevin Bender, Mike Grenert, Colby Wiesz, Bryan Bender and Dan Geil. A healthy field of 31 Dwarf Cars were in action on Saturday. Heats went to Shawn Jones, Ben Wiesz, Josh Wiesz and Mike Reeder. The B-main was won by Scott Dahlgren.

The Placerville Speedway returns to action this coming Saturday July 21 for “Night on the Water” featuring the Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars, the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour, Pure Stocks and Mini Trucks. Online tickets for the event are available at www.placervillespeedway.com

 

 

McMullen, Schmidt, Kulow, Koenig, Boden score PDTR A-main triumphs

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS, Plymouth, Wis.) July 14, 2018 – A pair of former track champions currently testing their skills in regional traveling series competition returned to victory lane for the first time this year as Plymouth Dirt Track Racing held its annual Autograph Night racing program Saturday, July 14, at The Plymouth Dirt Track on the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis.

Reigning PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Brandon McMullen of Oshkosh, who is competing as a regular on the Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Circuit this year, scored his first A-main victory of the season in the Richard’s of Dunbar PDTR 360 Sprint Car headliner. Jim Schmidt of Cleveland notched his first Gasroots Project Late Model A-main victory of 2018, while Plymouth’s Tyler Kulow posted his first Klips & Tips Grand National A-main triumph of the 2018 campaign. Elijah Koenig of Beaver Dam claimed his first career victory in the time-shortened Cellcom B Mod A-main. Former PDTR Micro Sprint champ Zach Boden of Madison, who is now a regular in the Badger Midget Racing Series, returned to post his first Kristine Hartmann Pleasant View Realty Micro Sprint A-main triumph of the season.

In the 25-lap Sprint Car A main, Mayer Automotive Racing teammates Nich Melis of Plymouth and Shane Wenninger of Kewaskum shared the front row with Wenninger getting the jump on the outside to lead the opening circuit.

After Wenninger bolted out to a 10-car length advantage over Melis in the early going, the lone caution of the event appeared on lap 3 when rookie Chris Larson of Greenfield spun in turn two.

By lap 5, 2010 PDTR Sprint Car champion Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee, who started fourth began to make his presence felt as he used the outside groove to power his way into second. Meanwhile, the third-starting McMullen, who was making a rare start in the PDTR 360 Sprint Car division this season, worked the low line of the tricky third-mile track surface to pressure Davis for the runner up spot.

After stalking Wenninger through lapped traffic over the ensuing seven laps, Davis pounced on lap 12 executing a high move into the lead exiting turn four with McMullen in tow to seize second. Davis continued to work the high groove while McMullen made the low line work to his benefit as two of the most successful drivers in the history of the PDTR 360 Sprint Car division waged a spirited duel over the next six laps.

On lap 18, McMullen dove underneath Davis to seize the top spot in turn four. Davis attempted to regain the top spot with an aggressive move in turn three on lap 19, but the three-time reigning Midwest Sprint Car Association champion held off the 33-year racing veteran and extended his lead to a full straightaway over the final five laps to post his 13th career PDTR Sprint Car A-main victory and 18th overall career MSA Sprint Car A-main triumph.

Davis wound up second, rookie Travis Arenz of Sheboygan, who started fifth, placed third, Wenninger was fourth and sixth-starting Adam Miller of Plymouth was fifth.

Polesitter Charlie Schmidt of Cedar Grove grabbed the lead on the drop of the green flag of the 25-lap Late Model A main as fourth starter Jim Schmidt made a big move to advance into second on the opening lap.

On lap 4, Jim Schmidt worked the outside groove to challenge the low-riding Charlie Schmidt for the top spot. The two veteran competitors battled side by side over the next four circuits before Jim Schmidt finally pulled off the pass in turn two on lap 8.

On lap 10, fifth starter Jared Siefert of Luxemburg charged in along the high line to pressure Jim Schmidt, who had moved down to the low groove. However, a flat tire on lap 12 halted Siefert’s bid for victory just as 2016 PDTR Late Model champ Tim Buhler of Greenbush stalled in turn one to bring out the lone caution flag of the race.

On the restart, Charlie Schmidt rallied to mount a brief challenge along the low groove starting on lap 17, but Jim Schmidt proved to be too strong as he pulled away over the closing laps to post his 12th career PDTR Late Model A-main victory by a full straightaway over Charlie Schmidt, who finished a strong second.

Seventh starter Justin Schmidt of Cleveland came home third, rookie Kevin Baldry of Omro placed fourth after starting 10th and four-time PDTR Late Model champion and current point leader Brad Mueller of Random Lake finished fifth after starting second.

The 25-lap Grand National A-main featured a flurry of furious action at the head of the field as the top four drivers waged a fierce race-long duel for the victory.

Polesitter Steven Weber of Plymouth grabbed the lead on the opening lap as fourth starter Justin Erickson of Plymouth ventured to the high groove to seize second in the early going. On lap 9, Erickson advanced forward to nearly pull even with Weber on several occasions while third starter Tyler Kulow and Matt Loehr of Dotyville, who started fifth, battled in very close quarters for the top four spots.

On lap 15, Erickson used the outside groove to seize the lead in turn two as Kulow advanced into second place along with the low line. Three laps later, Kulow powered under Erickson into first place on lap 18 as Erickson jumped the treacherous cushion to fall back to third.

Just as it appeared that Kulow might have the race in hand, Erickson regrouped to reel off one last bid for the victory, pulling even with the low-running Kulow on lap 22. However, Kulow fended off Erickson’s challenge over the final three laps to secure his third career PDTR Grand National A-main victory and first A-main triumph of the 2018 season.

Loehr worked under the rim-riding Erickson on the final lap to finish second, Erickson wound up third, Weber placed fourth and second starter Donny Kulow of Elkhart Lake finished fifth.

Tim Sheppard of Beaver Dam used his pole position to grab the lead on the opening lap of the accident-plagued, time-shortened B Mod main event.

The first of five caution flags appeared on lap 1 for an incident involving Shane Long of Sheboygan Falls and Barry Maas of Cascade in turn three. After a complete restart, Sheppard again grabbed the lead as eighth starter Elijah Koenig bolted in to take second along the high groove on lap 4.

After the second caution flag was displayed for a spin involving James Rautmann of Howards Grove and Barry Maas, Sheppard retained the top spot over Koenig and second starter J.J. Walvoord of Oostburg.

On lap 10, Koenig used the outside line to close in on Sheppard. Following two more caution periods for multi-car incidents on lap 11 and lap 15, Koenig used a strong move on the lap 15 restart to power into the lead in turn two.

Koenig and Sheppard dueled side by side over the next three circuits with Sheppard surging ahead on lap 18 just before the fifth and final caution appeared to end the race due to the 25-minute time limit.

Although Sheppard was leading at the time of the caution, per PDTR rules, scoring of the race reverts to the last completed lap, which gave Koenig his first career PDTR B Mod A-main victory.

Sheppard had to settle for second, Walvoord was third, 2017 PDTR B Mod champion Justin Green charged up from his 11th starting spot to finish fourth and PDTR B Mod point leader Gary Glander of Sheboygan Falls finished fifth after starting seventh.

Jack Vanderboom of Dousman led the first lap of the 15-lap Micro Sprint A main from his outside front row starting spot before fifth starting Zach Boden, who was making his first start of the year at Plymouth, assumed the lead on lap 2.

Despite three caution flags for spins involving Dave Collins of Madison and 2017 PDTR Micro Sprint champion Preston Ruh of Elkhart Lake, Boden held strong on each restart to pull away en route to his seventh career PDTR Micro Sprint A-main victory.

Vanderboom was second, Jake Dohner of Milton, who started on the pole, placed third, Ruh rallied to finish fourth and Collins rounded out the top five.

Glen Blanke of Sheboygan Falls won the B Mod B Main.

With all racing events completed by 9:20 p.m., fans made the most of an extended opportunity to visit with drivers in the pit area after the races on Autograph Night with many teams distributing treats, prizes and promotional items to young and old fans alike.

The Plymouth Dirt Track Racing program, which was sponsored by Hopf Farms, featured 87 cars, including 31 B Mods, 22 Sprint Cars, 13 Late Models, 13 Grand Nationals and eight Micro Sprints.

The next PDTR program, which will be sponsored by JDL Automotive and Detailing, will take place on Saturday, July 21, featuring a special appearance by the Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Series for the annual Frank Filskov Memorial event. Also on the card will be the PDTR 360 Sprint Cars and PDTR B Mods for full points events. Hot laps begin at 5:30 p.m. with IRA qualifying and racing to follow.

The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth is located at 229 Fairview Drive in Plymouth. For more information, visit www.plymouthdtr.com or check out Plymouth Dirt Track Racing on Facebook.

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RICHARD'S OF DUNBAR SPRINTS Date of Race: July 14, 2018 HEAT 1 1, TRAVIS ARENZ. 2, ADAM MILLER. 3, BILL TAYLOR. 4, TYLER BRABANT. 5, SCOTT CONGER. 6, CHRIS LARSON. 7, JOSH WALTER. HEAT 2 1, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 2, NICH MELIS. 3, KEVIN KARNTZ. 4, TIM HADDY. 5, PAUL POKORSKI. 6, DANNY SCHLAFER. 7, CHRIS CLAYTON. HEAT 3 1, SHANE WENNINGER. 2, KURT DAVIS. 3, TONY WONDRA. 4, JUSTIN MILLER. 5, DOUG WONDRA. 6, CHRIS FLICK. 7, EMILY PORTSCHY. A FEATURE 1, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 2, KURT DAVIS. 3, TRAVIS ARENZ. 4, SHANE WENNINGER. 5, ADAM MILLER. 6, JUSTIN MILLER. 7, BILL TAYLOR. 8, KEVIN KARNTZ. 9, DANNY SCHLAFER. 10, PAUL POKORSKI. 11, DOUG WONDRA. 12, TYLER BRABANT. 13, JOSH WALTER. 14, NICH MELIS. 15, TONY WONDRA. 16, TIM HADDY. 17, SCOTT CONGER. 18, CHRIS CLAYTON. 19, CHRIS FLICK. 20, CHRIS LARSON. 21, JASON JOHNSON. (DNS).22, EMILY PORTSCHY. (DNS). GASROOT PROJECT LATE MODELS Date of Race: July 14, 2018 HEAT 1 1, TIM BUHLER. 2, BRAD MUELLER. 3, ERIC MICHAELS. 4, CHARLIE SCHMIDT. 5, BRIAN KONITZER. 6, KEVIN BALDRY. 7, CHAD VETTING. HEAT 2 1, JIM SCHMIDT. 2, JUSTIN SCHMIDT. 3, JARED SIEFERT. 4, JIM LETIZIA. 5, RON STROIKA. 6, ZACK KESSLER. A FEATURE 1, JIM SCHMIDT. 2, CHARLIE SCHMIDT. 3, JUSTIN SCHMIDT. 4, KEVIN BALDRY. 5, BRAD MUELLER. 6, JIM LETIZIA. 7, RON STROIKA. 8, ZACK KESSLER. 9, BRIAN KONITZER. 10, ERIC MICHAELS. 11, JARED SIEFERT. 12, TIM BUHLER. 13, CHAD VETTING. (DNS). KLIPS & TIPS GRAND NATIONALS Date of Race: July 14, 2018 HEAT 1 1, TYLER KULOW. 2, DONNY KULOW. 3, STEVEN WEBER. 4, JESS/JACOB MUEHLBAUER. 5, DEREK KAAT. 6, DONNY SINGER. 7, KURT DAVIS HEAT 2 1, MATT LOEHR. 2, JUSTIN ERICKSON. 3, CHAD ESPEN. 4, DARRYL TRABEL. 5, JAMIE THEOBALD. 6, JIM FISCHER. A FEATURE 1, TYLER KULOW. 2, MATT LOEHR. 3, JUSTIN ERICKSON. 4, STEVEN WEBER. 5, DONNY KULOW. 6, CHAD ESPEN. 7, DARRYL TRABEL. 8, JAMIE THEOBALD. 9, DEREK KAAT. 10, JESS/JACOB MUEHLBAUER. 11, JIM FISCHER. 12, DONNY SINGER. 13, KURT DAVIS. CELLCOM B MODS Date of Race: July 14, 2018 HEAT 1 1, SHANE LONG. 2, JUSTIN GREEN. 3, JAMES RAUTMANN. 4, JEREMY J WALVOORD. 5, MARCUS HOEPPNER. 6, DEREK FEHLING. 7, RORY WELCH. 8, DONNY SINGER. HEAT 2 1, ELIJAH KOENIG. 2, TIM SHEPPARD. 3, JUSTIN BAUER. 4, SPENCER LONG. 5, BRANDON KNEPPRATH. 6, GLEN BLANKE. 7, PHIL CAMPANELLA. 8, PATRICK HANSON. HEAT 3 1, CODY EICKBERG. 2, GARY GLANDER. 3, MARK HOEPPNER. 4, RAYMOND KEYSER. 5, TIM THRUN. 6, CHRISTOPHER GILSON. 7, NAT/JESS JAKUBOWSKI. 8, TRAVIS SCHMIDT. HEAT 4 1, BARRY MAAS. 2, RICK KRETSCHMANN. 3, STEVE LORIER. 4, CRAIG GESSNER. 5, JOHN SINGER. 6, ANDY SINGER. 7, BRAD CARMAN. B FEATURE 1, GLEN BLANKE. 2, RAYMOND KEYSER. 3, MARCUS HOEPPNER. 4, TRAVIS SCHMIDT. 5, CRAIG GESSNER. 6, JOHN SINGER. 7, DEREK FEHLING. 8, RORY WELCH. 9, ANDY SINGER. 10, BRAD CARMAN. 11, PHIL CAMPANELLA. 12, DONNY SINGER. 13, CHRISTOPHER GILSON. 14, NAT/JESS JAKUBOWSKI. 15, PATRICK HANSON. A FEATURE 1, ELIJAH KOENIG. 2, TIM SHEPPARD. 3, JEREMY J WALVOORD. 4, JUSTIN GREEN. 5, GARY GLANDER. 6, RICK KRETSCHMANN. 7, CODY EICKBERG. 8, BRANDON KNEPPRATH. 9, TRAVIS SCHMIDT. 10, RAYMOND KEYSER. 11, SPENCER LONG. 12, BARRY MAAS. 13, GLEN BLANKE. 14, JAMES RAUTMANN. 15, STEVE LORIER. 16, JUSTIN BAUER. 17, SHANE LONG. 18, MARK HOEPPNER. 19, MARCUS HOEPPNER. 20, TIM THRUN. KRISTINE HARTMANN PLEASANT VIEW REALTY MICRO SPRINTS Date of Race: July 14, 2018 HEAT 1 1, ZACH BODEN. 2, DAVE COLLINS. 3, JACK VANDERBOOM. 4, EMILY PORTSCHY. 5, PRESTON RUH. 6, JAKE DOHNER. 7, MILES QUANDT. 8, KEVIN DOUGLAS. A FEATURE 1, ZACH BODEN. 2, JACK VANDERBOOM. 3, JAKE DOHNER. 4, PRESTON RUH. 5, DAVE COLLINS. 6, EMILY PORTSCHY. 7, MILES QUANDT. 8, KEVIN DOUGLAS. (DNS).

 

 

Cornell Unbeatable in NCRA/ASCS Red River Challenge at 81 Speedway!

Park City, Kansas – July 14, 2018 - It has been a memorable weekend for Jonathan Cornell as the Sedalia, Missouri driver completed a weekend sweep as he took the lead with four laps to go to claim the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products/American Bank of Oklahoma American Sprint Car Series Red River region feature event Saturday night at 81 Speedway in Park City.

Danny Jennings and Jay Russell started on the front row for the thirty-lap-feature with Jennings jumping out into the lead aboard his Patterson Elite powered Maxim #1j sprinter. Russell, Cornell, Brandon Hanks and Zach Chappell were the top five after the first lap was complete before the caution quickly waved when current series points leader Jeremy Campbell and his familiar Schroeder Racing Engines powered Maxim; Dan's Cycle/Scott's Well Service/BEPC/Knoche Farms/JP Agronomy/HRP/DMI Penske #10c came to a stop on the front stretch with a broke bolt steering arm.

Jennings jumped ahead of the rest of the field on the restart while Hanks passed Russell for second, only to see Russell regain the position one lap later. Jennings lead was six car lengths by the time he approached slower cars on lap eight. However, while working the middle of the three-eighths mile oval, Jennings mount became unstable in the corners allowing Russell to close his deficit to three-car-lengths.

On lap thirteen, Russell drove low entering turns one and two and throttled in front of Jennings entering the back-stretch while Hanks followed into the runner-up position, dropping Jennings back to third.

At the races midway point, Russell opened a half-stretch lead over Hanks while eighth-starting Alex Sewell, Jennings and Cornell were the top five. Russell still worked his way through lapped traffic and that allowed the current ASCS Red River region points leader to close as Sewell quickly got on the leader’s rear bumper.

Sewell was able to make a strong run entering the middle of turns three and four and would pass Russell for the lead on lap twenty-two.

Lap twenty-two saw Mike Goodman bring out the caution as he came to a stop at the top of turn four allowing no lapped cars between the front runners. On the restart, Cornell passed Russell for the runner-up position and set his sights on the leader. Hanks strong run would come to an end on lap twenty-six when he broke on the front stretch after running in fourth.

The restart saw Sewell still out front, but Cornell would get a strong run down low in turns one and two and drifter up in an attempt to take the lead. However, Sewell maintained the lead entering the back-stretch – only to see Cornell get passed the leader exiting turn four to take the lead on lap twenty-seven.

The night’s final caution would wave with three laps to go when Don Droud, Jr. and his Don Ott powered Schnee chassis came to a stop at the top of turn four.

On the final restart there was no stopping Cornell as he would cruise the rest of the way for his second NCRA feature victory in a row and his third-straight ASCS Red River region $2000 victory after winning the previous night at Humboldt Speedway and Friday night in their stand-alone event at Caney Valley Speedway.

Russell settled for third while Zach Chappell steady performance during the thirty-lap event results in a fourth-place finish. Matt Howard of Lawrence, Missouri worked his way up from fourteenth starting position to round out the top five in his career-best NCRA feature finish.

The three-eight lap heat races for the twenty-three-car field were won by Hanks, Cornell and Chappell.

Next up for the NCRA 360-ci Sprint Car Series will be the annual “Mid-Summer Classic” as the tour heads to the 62nd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Hutchinson Grand Nationals presented by Allen Samuels Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram on August 3-4. This year’s annual event atop the famed Kansas State Fairgrounds will pay $3000 to Saturday night’s championship feature finale.

NCRA/ASCS Red River Region

81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas

July 14, 2018

23 Cars

1st Heat (8 Laps) 1) 84-Brandon Hanks, [2]; 2) 1J-Danny Jennings, [7]; 3) 8-Alex Sewell, [4]; 4) 90-Lance Norick, [5]; 5) 98-J.D. Johnson, [8]; 6) 91Jeff Stasa, [6]; 7) 6-Kaden Taylor, [3]; 8) 5M-Charles McManus, [1]

2nd Heat (8 Laps): 1) 28-Jonathon Cornell, [3]; 2) 11G-Mike Goodman, [1]; 3) 1X-Don Droud Jr, [4]; 4) 10C-Jeremy Campbell, [5]; 5) 88-Ray Seemann, [2]; 6) 37H-Matt Howard, [8]; 7) 85-Forrest Sutherland, [6]; 8.) 2J-J.R. Topper, [7]

3rd Heat (8 Laps): 1) 50Z-Zach Chappell, [1]; 2) 76-Jay Russell, [6]; 3) 20G-Jake Greider, [3]; 4) 1-Jon Freeman, [7]; 5) 52-Cody Karl, [5]; 6) 26MFred Mattox, [4]; 7) 9S-Kyle Clark, [2]

A Feature (8 Laps): 1) 28-Jonathon Cornell, [3]; 2) 8-Alex Sewell, [8]; 3) 76-Jay Russell, [2]; 4) 50Z-Zach Chappell, [5]; 5) 37H-Matt Howard, [14]; 6) 90-Lance Norick, [12]; 7) 1J-Danny Jennings, [1]; 8) 88-Ray Seemann, [16]; 9) 98-J.D. Johnson, [10]; 10) 20G-Jake Greider, [11]; 11) 91-Jeff Stasa, [17]; 12) 26M-Fred Mattox, [18]; 13) 81-Jon Freeman, [6]; 14) 92J-J.R. Topper, [21]; 15) 52-Cody Karl, [15]; 16) 5M-Charles McManus, [22]; 17) 84-Brandon Hanks, [4]; 18) 1X-Don Droud Jr, [9]; 19) 11G-Mike Goodman, [7]; 20) 85-Forrest Sutherland, [19]; 21) 6-Kaden Taylor, [20]; 22) 10C-Jeremy Campbell, [13]; (DNS) 9S-Kyle Clark

Lap leaders: Jennings 1-13; Russell 14-21; Sewell 22-26; Cornell 27-30

 

 

D.J. Netto Wins Final Night Of Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest; Wins Speedweek Title

By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy Of Stephanie Deatherage) Cottage Grove, Oregon- The 2018 Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest, presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance, would wrap up on Saturday, July 14th at Cottage Grove Speedway. Twenty-seven cars would be in attendance for the last leg of competition on the series schedule. Teams in the pit area represented the states of Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona, and Texas as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia.

Hanford, California hot shoe D.J. Netto secured the lead right off the bat. Netto would pull away from the rest of the field and was the first to hit lapped traffic. Not wasting time maneuvering around the tail of the field he would make some very key moves that allowed him to retain the lead.

D.J. would be briefly challenged but stuck to his guns on the high side and kept his mount out in front. A lap twenty-six was the only stoppage of the race bunching up the field one final time. He would master the restart and went on to win his first career Speedweek Northwest victory. Netto would also be crowned the 2018 Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest champion. He is the thirty-ninth different driver to have won a Speedweek Northwest victory and fourteenth different champion.

John Carney, of El Paso, Texas and racing for car owner Clayton Snow, finished second while Burlington, Washington’s Jason Solwold, running for Monica Baca and Mike Anderson, was third. Grabbing fourth would be Penngrove, California teenager Michael Kofoid, in the Doug and Kathy Rutz machine, while the top five was completed with Justyn Cox, from Clarksburg, California, in fifth.

Qualifying was split into two groups with Jason Solwold and Lake Stevens, Washington native Austen Wheatley getting fast time of the night. Heat races were won by Cam Smith of Mill Creek, Washington, Harrisburg teenager Tyler Thompson, John Carney, and D.J. Netto.

Benicia, California driver Billy Aton was victorious in the consolation feature while D.J. Netto won the Trophy Dash to start on the pole. Aton would win the BC Motorsports/Highline Performance Passmaster Award for passing the most cars during the week during the features.

That is a wrap for the 2018 schedule be on the lookout for the 2019 dates. For the latest news and information regarding the Western Sprint Tour be sure and visit sprints.nwextremseries.com or follow the Facebook page at “Western Sprint Tour”.

Race Results: Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance Race #5 Saturday, July 14th, 2018 Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 88N-D.J. Netto, ; 2. 7-John Carney II, ; 3. 18-Jason Solwold, ; 4. 8R-Michael Kofoid, ; 5. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 6. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 7. 45-Austen Wheatley, ; 8. 18T-Tanner Holmes, ; 9. 33H-Colton Heath, ; 10. 6A-Kyle Miller, ; 11. 22-Garen Linder, ; 12. 26-Billy Aton, ; 13. 7T-Tyler Thompson, ; 14. 2K-Kyle Offill, ; 15. 17-Cam Smith, ; 16. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 17. 7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 18. 34-Melissa Solesbee, ; 19. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 20. 21P-Robbie Price,

B Feature: 1. 26-Billy Aton, ; 2. 18T-Tanner Holmes, ; 3. 7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 4. 34-Melissa Solesbee, ; 5. 2-Alex Pettas, ; 6. 12J-John Clark, ; 7. 9-Dustin Freitas, ; 8. 4D-Cooper Desbiens, ; 9. 10J-Jake Waddell, ; 10. 12H-Jake Haulot,

Dash: 1. 88N-D.J. Netto, ; 2. 7-John Carney II, ; 3. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 4. 45-Austen Wheatley, ; (DNS) 8R-Michael Kofoid, ; (DNS) 18-Jason Solwold,

Heat 1: 1. 17-Cam Smith, ; 2. 18-Jason Solwold, ; 3. 8R-Michael Kofoid, ; 4. 6A-Kyle Miller, ; 5. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 6. 10J-Jake Waddell, ; 7. 9-Dustin Freitas,

Heat 2: 1. 7T-Tyler Thompson, ; 2. 33H-Colton Heath, ; 3. 45-Austen Wheatley, ; 4. 21P-Robbie Price, ; 5. 26-Billy Aton, ; 6. 5-Brian Boswell,

Heat 3: 1. 7-John Carney II, ; 2. 7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 3. 22-Garen Linder, ; 4. 2K-Kyle Offill, ; 5. 4D-Cooper Desbiens, ; 6. 2-Alex Pettas, ; 7. 31C-Justyn Cox,

Heat 4: 1. 88N-D.J. Netto, ; 2. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 3. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 4. 18T-Tanner Holmes, ; 5. 12J-John Clark, ; 6. 12H-Jake Haulot,

Qualifying 1: 1. 18-Jason Solwold, ; 2. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 3. 8R-Michael Kofoid, ; 4. 7-John Carney II, ; 5. 6A-Kyle Miller, ; 6. 22-Garen Linder, ; 7. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 8. 2K-Kyle Offill, ; 9. 17-Cam Smith, ; 10. 2-Alex Pettas, ; 11. 10J-Jake Waddell, ; 12. 7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 13. 9-Dustin Freitas, ; 14. 4D-Cooper Desbiens,

Qualifying 2: 1. 45-Austen Wheatley, ; 2. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 3. 21P-Robbie Price, ; 4. 88N-D.J. Netto, ; 5. 33H-Colton Heath, ; 6. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 7. 26-Billy Aton, ; 8. 18T-Tanner Holmes, ; 9. 7T-Tyler Thompson, ; 10. 12H-Jake Haulot, ; 11. 34-Melissa Solesbee, ; 12. 12J-John Clark, ; 13. 5-Brian Boswell

2018 Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance Schedule Monday, July 9th-Siskiyou Motor Speedway-Yreka, California-CANCELLED Tuesday, July 10th-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, Oregon-Willie Croft Wednesday, July 11th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, Oregon-Michael Kofoid Thursday, July 12th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon-Steven Tiner Friday, July 13th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon-Michael Kofoid Saturday, July 14th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon-D.J. Netto

 

Jordan Finds Last Lap Inspiration for Mercer Summer Nationals Victory

(Mercer, PA July 14, 2018): Before a near-capacity crowd, Jordan Ryan scored the biggest win of his young career in the Summer Nationals at Mercer Raceway, Park. The victory was worth $3,500 to the driver from Castalia, OH, who recently took over the seat of the McClure Motorsports number 9.

Also taking wins were Josh Sliter in the Tribute to Mark Marcucci for the Modified Lites, Andy Buckley in the Open Stocks, and Levi Spinneweber in the Super 6 Late Models.

As the laps wound down in the Sprint Car feature, Jordan Ryan prayed, and he talked to Jason Johnson, and he asked others to watch over him, too. He realized when the red flag came out instead of the checkers, that he would be tested, but he had a plan. "I yanked the wing back a little more," figuring that his car would push a little. He was concerned that the second place car of Andrew Palker could blow by him on the outside on the restart, and that he would look stupid if he did. Everything worked out for Ryan, of course. "I've won a couple of other ones, but nothing like this," he exclaimed. "We needed to get the monkey off our back real bad this year, and to do it here, in this first event the Bovas, Priesters, and everybody else put on; man, it was just an awesome event and I can't wait to come back."

Jordan Ryan and Cody Bova had the first row for the start of the 30 lap A Main, with Trey Jacobs and Andrew Palker in the second row, and Craig Mintz and Dennis Wagner in row three. Ryan grabbed the early lead, with Bova in second, Palker third, Jacobs in fourth, and Mintz in fifth. Ryan's lead was erased on lap two, when Tracy Hines brought his machine to a stop in turn three.

When the green light came on again, Ryan easily pulled away from Bova. He had a lead of nearly two seconds when the caution came on for Michael Bauer's stop in turn four. Before the field could complete another lap, Gary Kreiss, Jr. flipped his mount in turn three. He was unhurt, but unable to continue in the race. When the cars were beginning to realign for the restart, Cody Bova pulled into the pits surrendering his second position. That moved Palker up a notch.

Jordan maintained his lead on the restart. Palker began moving around on the track in search of a faster line. He was unable to find one, however, and Jordan's lead was growing again. Palker got a break when Jeremy Kornbau and Henry Malcuit tangled in turn four with nine laps complete.

The racers finally got a long green flag run going on the ensuing restart. During the twenty lap span, Jordan caught the rear of the field and started to lap the slower machines. While doing so, he continued to lead Palker, Jacobs, Harble, and Zimbardi.
As the other lead cars began to pick their way through traffic, Jacobs started to apply some pressure on Palker for second, and Adam Kekich cracked the top five.

Jacobs was coming off turn four with the checkered flag in sight when the red flag was suddenly displayed. Kekich, who had reached the fourth position, flipped in turn two. His car caught fire, but he was extracted without injury.

That set up a one lap dash for the cash. Jordan got away cleanly. Palker tried to dive into turn one to make up some ground, but there was no catching Jordan on an unobstructed track. Crossing after them was Jacobs, Harble, and Zimbardi.

Brandon Matus was sixth, followed by Jack Sodeman, Jr. Mintz, Andy Feil, and Sye Lynch completed the top ten. Lynch was the hard charger, passing fourteen cars.

Twelve cars answered the call for the Sprint Car non-qualifiers race. Vincent Daugherty led wire to wire. Darin Gallagher was a close second. Kelsey Ivy, Jared McFarland, and Kayla Green were in the top five. Eric L. Williams, Davey Jones, George Englert, John McCracken, Jr., and Bob McMillen completed the top ten.

Heat winners in the 48 car field were Dennis Wagner, Mitch Harble, Trey Jacobs, Jared Zimbardi, Andrew Palker, and Cody Bova. The B Main winner was Carl Bowser. Mike Marano, II won the C Main. The Dashes went to Jordan Ryan and Cody Bova. The fastest qualifier was Brandon Spithaer, at 14.199 seconds. He was scheduled to start in row three of the A Main, but scratched. He received a consolation prize for his troubles.

Special awards were also presented to Kekich, as the hard luck driver; George Hobaugh, Jr., for the first Sprint Car flip of the night and also for the first wreck of the night; C.J. Jones for the highest finishing 360 Sprint; and Danny Smith for the longest tow. Two lap leader bonuses were collected by Ryan Jordan. Andrew Palker and Jared Zimbardi received bonuses for their respective top five finishes.

Rod Jones got out to a substantial lead in the fifteen lapper dedicated to the former Modified Lite track champion, Mark Marcucci, who lost his life in a highway accident. The race would pay $888 to the winner.

Josh Sliter chased Jones down and passed him in turn one on lap thirteen. A caution on the final lap gave Alan Dellinger a chance to overhaul Jones as well, but he was unable to complete the pass.

Shane Pfeuffer and Jacob Bova were fourth and fifth. Positions six through ten went to Chris Robinson, Mitch Ward, R.J. Pietz, Kenny Meadows, and Matt Ward.

Heat winners for the 49 car field were Sliter, Rod Jones, Jeff Teeters, Kenny Meadows, Alan Knepper, and Alan Dellinger. The twin B Mains went to Matt Ward and Shane Webb. Sliter also topped the speed charts in qualifications, with a lap of 18.993 seconds.

Additional awards were presented to Chris Robinson as the hard Charger, Ted Williams for hard luck, R.J. Pietz for eighth place in the feature, and Rod Jones for leading lap eight.

Tyler Purnell topped the ten-lap non-qualifiers race for the Mod Lites. Jacob Eakin was second in the affair that was marred by a number of cautions and a red flag for Roman Jones, who was not hurt in his wild ride. Dave Innes, Ayden Cipriano, Deric Ellsworth, Joey Sisk, Tiffany WIlliams, Ted Williams, Ed Mudrick, and Steve Mix, Jr. were other top ten finishers.

Andy Buckley pulled off a turn four pass on the final lap to steal the win from former track kingpin Rusty Moore. Moore led from the start of the twenty lapper. Buckley's win was worth $1,200. His car was in pieces in the weeks leading up to this race, as Buckley tore it down completely looking to find more speed and reliability.

Moore jumped out to an early lead over Exley, Bryan Wagner, Tim Bish, and Alan Dellinger. Bish climbed up to second just four laps into the fray. While he chased Moore, he was unable to mount a serious challenge for the lead. Exley regained second position on lap fifteen.

But, Buckley was the man on the move in the final laps of the race. he followed Exley into third, and took the second position with two to go. Buckely kept the charge going, and he closed in on Moore.

When Moore swung a little wide in turn four on the final lap, that opened up the bottom groove for Buckley. He had a full head of steam as he came off the fourth turn, and he barely beat Moore to the finish line!

Dellinger was third, followed by Tim Bish, and Curtis J. Bish. Exley held on for sixth. Bill Hurrelbrink, Jamie Sharba, Larry Kugel, and Bobby Heim rounded out the top ten.

Heat winners were Tim Bish, Wagner, and Moore. The B Main belonged to William Phillips. The fastest qualifier was Alan Dellinger, who toured the speedway in 18.195 seconds.

Curtis J. Bish was the hard charger, passing ten cars on his way to the front. Russ Coyne received a bonus for the highest placing car with a GM Crate engine.

Levi Spinneweber won the heat and the feature for te Super 6 Late Models. Frank McFeats, Jim Thompson, Ed Dunkle, Nathan Mechling, Mike Spinneweber, Curtis Stivason, and Dwight Boice completed the field.

The Bova, Williams, and Priester families, as well as the staff of Mercer Raceway Park want to than the fans and the racers for the tremendous show of support of this event.

Mercer Summer Nationals Sprint Cars: Jordan Ryan, Andrew Palker, Trey Jacobs, Mitch Harble, Jared Zimbardi, Brandon Matus, Jack Sodeman, Jr., Craig Mintz, Andy Feil, Sye Lynch, Dennis Wagner, Adam Kekich, Stewart Brubaker, Carl Bowser, Henry Malcuit, Dan Kuriger, Jeremy Kornbau, Cody Bova, Joe McEwen, Gary Kreiss, Jr., Michael Bauer, C.J. Jones, Tracy Hines, Ken Rossey, Brandon Spithaler (DNS).

Sprint Car Non-qualifiers Race: Vincent Daugherty, Darin Gallagher, Kelsey Ivy, Jared McFarland, Kayla Green, Eric L. Williams, Davey Jones, George Englert, John McCracken, Jr., Bob McMillen, J.J. Jones, Mike Lutz, Jr.

DNQ: Frankie Nervo, T.J. Michaels, George Hobaugh, Jr., Bryan Saulsbery, Arnie Kent, Larry Boyle, Danny Smith, Mike Marano, II, Don Blaney, Mark Rossey, Brent Matus.

Modified Lites: Josh Sliter, Rod Jones, Alan Dellinger, Shane Pfeuffer, Jacob Bova, Chris Robinson, Mitch Ward, R.J. Pietz, Kenny Meadows, Matt Ward, Chris Logan, Shane Webb, Bob Boano, Ted Williams, Sean Iftody, Logan Lewis, Mark Marcucci, Sr., Larry Bivivino, Nick Nash, Jason Darocha, Alan Knepper, Doug Jones, Dusty Frantz, Vivian Jones, Jeff Teeters.

Modified Lite Non-Qualifiers Race: Tyler Purnell, Jacob Eakin, Dave Innes, Ayden Cipriano, Deric Ellsworth, Joey Sisk, Tiffany WIlliams, Ted Williams, Ed Mudrick, Steve Mix, Jr., Mike Heverly, Ed Murdick, Amelia Clay, Larry Rhoads, Jason Grovey, Bobby Springer, Jordan Simmons, Mark Beveridge, Roman Jones, Brian Foley.

DNQ: Rob Meisener, Steve Mix, Mark Suchan, Taylor Suchan.

Open Stock Cars: Andy Buckley, Rusty Moore, Alan Dellinger, Tim Bish, Curtis J. Bish, Hunter Exley, Bill Hurrelbrink, Jamie Sharba, Larry Kugel, Bobby Heim, Ray Reynolds, Jamie Duncan, Pat Fielding, Jacob Billyk, Josh Seippel, Try Norman, Ryan Moyer, Charlie McMillen, Jarod Larson, Bryan Wagner, Gary Miller, Jimmy Kennekecht, Bill Phillips, Rusty Wheeler.

DNQ: Russ Coyne, Scott Byers, Steve Allison.

Super 6 Late Models: Levi Spinneweber, Frank McFeats, Jim Thompson, Ed Dunkle, Nathan Mechling, Mike Spinneweber, Curtis Stivason, Dwight Boice.

 

 

Grant Claims USAC Midwest Midget Championship Crown at Jefferson County Speedway

Lonnie Wheatley, FAIRBURY, Neb. (July 14, 2018) – Ione, California native Justin Grant etched his name into the record books as the inaugural champion of the USAC National series “Riverside Chevrolet Midwest Midget Championship presented by Westin Packaged Meats and Schmidt’s Sanitation” by wiring the field in Saturday night’s 40-lap feature atop the 1/5-mile Jefferson County Speedway.

It wasn’t without a struggle though, as Grant had to outduel fellow front row starter and Clauson-Marshall Racing teammate Tyler Courtney much of the way before fending off current series points leader Logan Seavey over the closing rounds to become the series eighth different winner of the year through nine events.

With the triumph, the states to the left coast remain perfect on Nebraska’s Jefferson County soil in USAC Midget competition after Chad Boat topped the initial Fairbury event in 2016 and then Nevada’s Tanner Thorson topped last year’s tilt. Friday’s scheduled opening round of the Midwest Midget Championship fell victim to rain.

In the accompanying JayHusker Non-Wing Micro Sprint Car feature event, Lincoln’s Frank Galusha scored the victory for a third year in a row. This time, he had to outlast Locust Grove, Oklahoma’s Daison Pursley, who was gunning for a third win on the week after topping the Red Dirt Raceway card on Tuesday and then the Solomon Valley Raceway event on Wednesday. After a torrid duel, Galusha beat Pursley to the stripe with Tom Curran, Nathan Berkshire and Jake Galusha rounding out the top five.

In the 40-lap “Midwest Midget Championship” feature event, Courtney led the way to the green flag but it was fellow front row starter Grant jumping out front aboard the CMR NOS Energy Drink/Elk Grove Ford No. 17bc entry.

With Grant leading the way, Kevin Thomas, Jr., worked his way into second from the fourth starting position by the third round, only to have Courtney battle back into position by the 13th circuit. Courtney closed in and pressed Grant for the lead as the midway point approached with Seavey working his way into third aboard the Keith Kunz Motorsports No. 67.

After a quick red flag for a Zane Hendricks turn four tumble with 26 laps in the books, Seavey battled past Courtney for second by the 30th round and threw the kitchen sink at Grant over the ensuing laps for the lead with the duo swapping the point on lap 35 before one final caution flew when Courtney slid to a stop in turn four.

Retaining the point, Grant got a strong restart to open up a several car-length advantage. Seavey closed back in with two laps to go, but couldn’t put together the winning combination to steal the win.

Thomas, Jr., chased Grant and Seavey to the line with Tanner Carrick and Brady Bacon rounding out the top five. Jerry Coons, Jr., rebounded from a mid-race spin to claim sixth with Jason McDougal, Tyler Thomas, Spencer Bayston and Kyle Craker completing the top ten.

Seavey opened the night by establishing a new track record of 10.742 seconds in Qualifying with Bacon, Boat and Thomas, Jr., winning heat races before Maria Cofer edged Petry teammate Coons, Jr., to win the “B” Main.

Along with title sponsor Riverside Chevrolet and presenting sponsors Westin Packaged Meats and Schmidt’s Sanitation, other sponsors that made this year’s Inaugural “Midwest Midget Championship” possible included Napa Auto Parts, Pollman Appliance, Chappell Roofing, Ole' Red 99.5, Side Trek Bar and Grill, Z-4 Trucking, Criner's Corner, Vaughn Contracting, Starr Plumbing, Fairbury Chamber of Commerce, Jefferson County Visitors Committee, Budweiser, Hepfner Racing Products, Rod End Supply, Keizer Wheels, EMI, Mud-X, Speedway Motors, Outlaw Wings.

Results:

USAC Midgets – “Midwest Midget Championship” at Jefferson County Speedway, July 14, 2018

QUALIFYING: 1. Logan Seavey, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-10.742 (New Track Record); 2. Spencer Bayston, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-10.747; 3. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 63, Dooling-10.781; 4. Jerry Coons, Jr., 25, Petry/Goff-10.818; 5. Tanner Carrick, 71K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-10.893; 6. Justin Grant, 17BC, Clauson/Marshall/Wood-10.908; 7. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, Clauson/Marshall-10.959; 8. Chad Boat, 84, Tucker/Boat-10.968; 9. Jason McDougal, 15, Petry/Goff-10.976; 10. Brady Bacon, 76m, FMR-11.008; 11. Tyler Thomas, 91T, Thomas-11.053; 12. Brayton Lynch, 1K, RKR-11.063; 13. Zane Hendricks, 27z, Tucker/Boat-11.091; 14. Sam Johnson, 72, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-11.103; 15. Kyle Craker, 76E, FMR-11.266; 16. Cole Bodine, 39BC, Clauson/Marshall-11.320; 17. Maria Cofer, 35, Petry/Goff-11.358; 18. Lance Bennett, 10, Bennett-11.368; 19. Brett Becker, 2B, Becker-11.817; 20. Dustin Weland, 88w, Weland-11.837; 21. Glenn Waterland, 11c, Waterland-11.934; 22. Blaze Bennett, 10B, Bennett-12.067; 23. Curtis Spicer, 4, Spicer-12.715; 24. Olivia Bennett, 77, Bennett-13.635; 25. Dave Darland, 85, Central-NT.

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps, top-5 transfer) 1. Bacon, 2. Courtney, 3. Seavey, 4. Bodine, 5. Hendricks, 6. B. Bennett, 7. Becker, 8. Coons, 9. Darland. NT

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (10 laps, top-5 transfer) 1. Boat, 2. T. Thomas, 3. Bayston, 4. Carrick, 5. Johnson, 6. Weland, 7. Spicer, 8. Cofer. NT

CHALK STIX THIRD HEAT: (10 laps, top-5 transfer) 1. K. Thomas, 2. Grant, 3. McDougal, 4. Lynch, 5. Craker, 6. L. Bennett, 7. Waterland, 8. O. Bennett. NT

INDY RACE PARTS SEMI: (10 laps, top-7 transfer) 1. Cofer, 2. Coons, 3. Weland, 4. L. Bennett, 5. Spicer, 6. B. Bennett, 7. Waterland, 8. Darland, 9. Becker. 1:59.34 (New Track Record)

FEATURE: (40 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Justin Grant (2), 2. Logan Seavey (6), 3. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (4), 4. Tanner Carrick (3), 5. Brady Bacon (10), 6. Jerry Coons, Jr. (7), 7. Jason McDougal (9), 8. Tyler Thomas (11), 9. Spencer Bayston (5), 10. Kyle Craker (15), 11. Cole Bodine (16), 12. Chad Boat (8), 13. Brayton Lynch (12), 14. Sam Johnson (14), 15. Tyler Courtney (1), 16. Maria Cofer (17), 17. Dustin Weland (19), 18. Glenn Waterland (20), 19. Lance Bennett (18), 20. Zane Hendricks (13), 21. Blaze Bennett (21), 22. Curtis Spicer (22). NT

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**Hendricks flipped on lap 27 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-40 Grant.

KSE RACING PRODUCTS HARD CHARGER: Brady Bacon (10th to 5th)

WILWOOD BRAKES 13TH PLACE FINISHER: Brayton Lynch

 

 

NICHOLS WINS BCRA MIDGET MAIN AT STOCKTON 99 SPEEDWAY

by, Mark Sublett

Chad Nichols won his second straight Bay Cities Racing Association 30 lap Midget main event at the famed Stockton 99 Speedway Saturday night. Starting outside row two Nichols battled with Jesse Love from Menlo Park for second from the start, then tracked down race long leader Mark Maliepaard from Ripon to take the race lead with an inside pass in turn four on lap 20 to go on to take the win driving his Beast/Esslinger.

At the start of the 30 lap main event Maliepaard raced past pole sitter Love to take the lead after a lap was completed. Love and Nichols battled for second early with Nichols securing the spot by lap 5. Maliepaard held the lead with Nichols and Love in high speed pursuit racing nose to tail. The duo eventually caught up with Maliepaard and the three raced nose to tail for several laps until Nichols made his move entering turn three. He and Maliepaard waged a high speed duel with Nichols coming out on top on lap 20. Nichols increased his lead in the final 10 to go on to win it well. Maliepaard finished a strong second in his Beast/Esslinger after several challenges from rookie Love driving the Tres Van Dyne owned Beast/Van Dyne to a close third place finish. Frankie Guerrini III finished fourth in the Bob Rosen owned Beast/Fontana. The ageless veteran Floyd Alvis pulled in late to post a fifth place finish with Carson City long tow JR Williams sixth after exiting on lap 8. Rookie Cody Jessop had mechanical problems and was out on lap two. Veteran David Goodwill had motor issues all night after posting a solid fourth place qualifying run.

Eight lap heat races were won by Love and Maliepaard. Nichols posted the fastest time in qualifying with a 13.018 run on the banked quarter mile paved oval where the BCRA "Mighty Midgets" have run since 1948.

Main Event: (30 laps) 1. Chad Nichols 2. Mark Maliepaard 3. Jesse Love 4. Frankie Guerrini III 5. Floyd Alvis 6. JR Williams 7. Cody Jessop 8. David Goodwill

Heat 1 (8 laps): Love 2. Guerrini III 3. Alvis 4. Goodwill

Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Maliepaard 2. Nichols 3. Jessop 4. Williams

FAST TIME: Chad Nichols 13.018

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

NEW PHILIDELPHIA, Ohio – For the second year in a row, Jimmy McCune passed his young nephew to win during Saturday night’s Must See Racing Sprint Car Series feature at Midvale Speedway.

The elder McCune stormed to the inside in turn two when 20-year-old Anthony McCune got hung up behind the lap car of Joshua Sexton with 13 laps left, taking command of the 40-lap Buckeye State Shootout and never looking back after that.

Not even a late restart was enough to allow Anthony McCune to come back and challenge his uncle for the win, with Jimmy McCune holding on by .481 of a second for his third win in six starts this season.

Saturday night’s effort marked Jimmy McCune’s 27th career Must See Racing feature victory and his second-consecutive Buckeye State Shootout triumph at Midvale.

After the race, the three-time defending series champion and current points leader had nothing but praise for his nephew, who set fast time in qualifying and appeared to be on his way to his first win.

“He got shot out of a cannon at the start and I got stuck on the outside trying to get by guys, but I just had to be patient and in the end, it came back to us and he got stuck there in traffic,” said Jimmy McCune. “He had an awesome race car tonight. I saw him bulldoze his way inside … and I wasn’t expecting that. I didn’t think we had much for him, honestly.

“The one thing I knew we had in our favor was when I pulled in and saw all the (crate) cars from Lorain (County Speedway); that’s when I knew traffic would be a big factor, and it surely was for us tonight,” McCune added. “I could see it coming. I hate it for the kid … he was going for his first win and he had a heck of a race car, but sometimes they fall in your lap and this one did tonight.”

An inversion roll of 10 put Joe Speakman and Tom Jewell on the front row for the initial start, which saw Speakman struggle to get up to speed and Jewell dart away to a healthy advantage in the opening laps.

Driving out to nearly a two-second margin, the race’s first of two caution flags waved on lap six, when Aaron Pierce spun in turn two. Pierce then came around the track and made contact with Ryan Gillenwater during the caution period, resulting in a rough driving penalty and immediate ejection.

Anthony McCune, who drove from 10th on the grid to second before the caution, used an outside-inside sweep to pass Jewell for the lead on the lap seven restart and drove off into the distance as the leaders darted in and out of traffic through the middle stages of the event.

However, as lap traffic became more and more prevalent, Jimmy McCune’s No. 88 got larger and larger behind Anthony McCune’s leading machine.

Finally, with 13 laps left, the elder McCune made his move to the inside when Anthony was hung on the outside behind Sexton’s slower entry. A lap later, the caution flag waved for the final time when fourth-running Jewell and Adam Biltz tangled at the bottom of the second turn.

That set up a restart with 12 to go in which Anthony McCune could stay close to his uncle’s back bumper, but couldn’t get back alongside him despite getting a few looks in traffic in the final laps.

“Lapped traffic was really going all over the place there in the closing laps, and when you’re leading, it’s really hard to both predict where they’re going to go and then also defend from behind as well,” said Anthony McCune. “He had the advantage to see where I was going and made a different move, and it paid off for him. I hate it, but we still had a great night. This was the most fun I’ve had and the best car I’ve ever had at a race. We’re going to get one of these things soon.”

Ike Beasley completed the podium ahead of Ohio veterans Charlie Schultz and Jerry Caryer.

Bronzie Lawson IV, who had to change a radiator and battled torsion bar issues in qualifying, drove from last in the 21-car field to finish seventh, earning hard charger honors for the night after passing 14 cars.

Fourteen-year-old rookie J.J. Henes, son of supermodified ace Jon Henes, finished 11th in his series debut.

The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series returns to action July 27-28 at Wisconsin’s Madison Int’l Speedway and Illinois’ Rockford Speedway.

RACE RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Midvale Speedway; July 14, 2018

Fast Qualifier: 8-Anthony McCune, 12.383 seconds (first-career MSR fast time)

Heat Race Winners: Bronzie Lawson IV; Tom Geren; Ike Beasley

Sam Pierce Chevrolet A-Feature (40 laps): 1. Jimmy McCune, 2. Anthony McCune, 3. Ike Beasley, 4. Charlie Schultz, 5. Jerry Caryer, 6. Tom Jewell, 7. Bronzie Lawson IV, 8. Tom Geren, 9. Todd McQuillen, 10. Joshua Sexton, 11. J.J. Henes, 12. Rick Holley, 13. Jim Paller, 14. Anthony Linkenhoker, 15. Tony Grams, 16. Adam Biltz, 17. Tim Henthorne, 18. Kyle Watson, 19. Ryan Gillenwater, 20. Joe Speakman, 21. Aaron Pierce.

 

 

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League

Grain Valley, MO - In dominating fashion, Jake Neuman snapped the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports winning streak in POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League competition. By winning the second night of the Second Annual Thunder in the Valley, Neuman and his family owned team are now one of three different car owners to capture victories throughout 2018 with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League.

Neuman, hailing from New Berlin, Illinois, took the top spot from early race leader, Holly Shelton on lap 11 and set a blistering pace leaning against the tall Valley Speedway curb. Enduring a handful of yellows on his way to victory, Neuman was never seriously challenged. On the final lap in the final turn, last night's winner, Tucker Klaasmeyer threw a haymaker of a slide job from the second position entering turn three in hopes of possibly cutting of Neuman coming off four, but Neuman's head of steam was too much for the slide job to even threaten his lead. Klaasmeyer ultimately ended up spun around after hard contact with the cushion and finished 16th. Ryan Robinson took second with Holly Shelton in third, while Wesley Smith took fourth. Smith drove to fourth from 17th after taking the semi-feature victory. Kory Schudy completed the top five.

"I went out there and was looking at the top earlier when they were sheeps-footing it and watering it and just told my guys I would be up here," commented Jake Neuman. "It actually worked out. I messed up probably about five laps in a row and was afraid a Kunz car was going to catch me, but they didn't. I saw Tucker try to slide me down in three, but I just gassed it up because I wasn't going to let him get around me. I can't thank my sponsors, my family, and everyone that came out tonight enough."

"Last night I moved down too late and tonight I was trying to stay down there early on," said Ryan Robinson. "It was alright, I just can't thank my team and sponsors enough. All these race fans, they're true race fans sticking it out in all the rain and heat. It's been a tough week."

"I probably should have ran fourth," stated Holly Shelton. "It's unfortunate what happened to Tucker, but congrats to Ryan and Jake. They were quite a bit faster than me. I just couldn't figure out the right line. I led quite a few there at the beginning. But, it's fun racing with these guys. This car is fast and we're only getting better."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 71 - RYAN ROBINSON, Heat 2: 67 - HOLLY SHELTON, Heat 3: 28 - KORY SCHUDY, Heat 4: 3N - JAKE NEUMAN, Heat 5: 5D - ZACH DAUM
Toyota Semi Feature Winner: 44 - WESLEY SMITH

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 3N - JAKE NEUMAN

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 2. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 3. 67 - HOLLY SHELTON 4. 44 - WESLEY SMITH 5. 28 - KORY SCHUDY 6. 42 - HANK DAVIS 7. 08 - CANNON MCINTOSH 8. 93K - RILEY KREISEL 9. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 10. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT 11. 28M - ACE MCCARTHY 12. 4A - CASEY SHUMAN 13. 51 - JOE B MILLER 14. 14JR - HOLLEY HOLLAN 15. 5T - PRESLEY TRUEDSON 16. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 17. 77W - JOEY WIRTH 18. 24 - HUNTER FISCHER 19. 17E - BLAKE EDWARDS 20. 7 - AUSTIN BROWN 21. 5D - ZACH DAUM 22. 52 - CRAIG OAKES 23. 37 - CHETT GEHRKE 24. 3B - SHELBY BOSIE 25. 321 - CHAD WINFREY

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KNOXVILLE RACEWAY, Knoxville, IA
July 14, 2018

410 RESULTS

Time Trials, 1. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (12), 15.815; 2. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (15), 15.927; 3. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (9), 15.947; 4. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (2), 16.045; 5. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (1), 16.047; 6. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (19), 16.061; 7. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (17), 16.155; 8. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Au (6), 16.208; 9. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (16), 16.253; 10. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (4), 16.281; 11. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (7), 16.292; 12. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (8), 16.306; 13. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.334; 14. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (10), 16.385; 15. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aus (20), 16.452; 16. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (22), 16.549; 17. 10, Clyde Knipp, California, MO (13), 16.594; 18. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (14), 16.624; 19. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (11), 16.676; 20. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (5), 17.331; 21. 85, Chase Wanner, Batavia, IA (18), 17.348; 22. 97, Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN (21), 17.809;
Heat 1, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Terry McCarl (6); 2. Davey Heskin (3); 3. Tasker Phillips (4); 4. Jamie Ball (2); 5. Jordyn Brazier (5); 6. Cody Ledger (7); 7. Glen Saville (1); 8. Alan Gilbertson (8);
Heat 2, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Mark Dobmeier (2); 2. Scott Bogucki (4); 3. RJ Johnson (3); 4. Carson McCarl (5); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 6. Clyde Knipp (1); 7. Bob Weuve (7);
Heat 3, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Matt Juhl (5); 2. Brooke Tatnell (2); 3. Austin McCarl (6); 4. AJ Moeller (4); 5. Bobby Mincer (1); 6. Chase Wanner (7); 7. Rager Phillips (3);
A main, 20 Laps, No Time: 1. Austin McCarl (7); 2. Tasker Phillips (1); 3. Terry McCarl (8); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 5. Carson McCarl (4); 6. Davey Heskin (9); 7. Brooke Tatnell (13); 8. Mark Dobmeier (11); 9. Matt Juhl (6); 10. Jordyn Brazier (2); 11. Rager Phillips (15); 12. RJ Johnson (12); 13. Cody Ledger (19); 14. Bobby Mincer (16); 15. Chase Wanner (20); 16. Glen Saville (18); 17. Alan Gilbertson (22); 18. Bob Weuve (21); 19. Clyde Knipp (17); 20. Scott Bogucki (3); 21. Jamie Ball (14); 22. AJ Moeller (10);

360 RESULTS

Time Trials, 1. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.674; 2. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (2), 16.697; 3. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (10), 16.749; 4. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (14), 16.756; 5. 1, Travis Rilat, Heath, TX (16), 16.76; 6. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (23), 16.761; 7. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (27), 16.817; 8. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (17), 16.842; 9. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (29), 16.851; 10. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (5), 16.879; 11. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (8), 16.901; 12. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (28), 16.902; 13. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (25), 16.909; 14. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (19), 16.944; 15. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (21), 17.003; 16. 36, Jason Martin, Liberal, KS (12), 17.072; 17. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (22), 17.081; 18. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (9), 17.123; 19. 88, Scottie McDonald, Porter, TX (18), 17.145; 20. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (20), 17.183; 21. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (13), 17.19; 22. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (7), 17.217; 23. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (24), 17.301; 24. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (4), 17.345; 25. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (1), 17.406; 26. 57, Billy Butler, Sacramento, CA (26), 17.451; 27. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (11), 17.488; 28. 77X, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Ca (6), 17.649; 29. 77, John Klabunde, Fort Calhoun, NE (30), 17.7; 30. 81, Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA (31), 17.755; 31. 03, Shayle Bade, Lincoln, NE (15), 17.797;
Heat 1, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Matt Moro (3); 2. Travis Rilat (5); 3. Jon Agan (6); 4. Brad Comegys (1); 5. Nathan Mills (2); 6. Mitchell Alexander (7); 7. John Klabunde (8); 8. Carson McCarl (4);
Heat 2, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Joe Beaver (1); 2. Mason Daniel (6); 3. Dylan Peterson (2); 4. Sawyer Phillips (5); 5. Ryan Roberts (4); 6. Christian Bowman (3); 7. Billy Butler (7); 8. Tanner Gebhardt (8);
Heat 3, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Cody Ledger (1); 2. Nate Van Haaften (3); 3. Ryan Giles (5); 4. Jamie Ball (4); 5. Clint Garner (6); 6. Shayle Bade (8); 7. Scottie McDonald (2);
Heat 4, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. McKenna Haase (2); 2. Calvin Landis (4); 3. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5); 4. Jack Dover (6); 5. John Anderson (1); 6. Alex Hill (7); 7. Jason Martin (3);
B main, 10 Laps, No Time: 1. Jason Martin (1); 2. Brad Comegys (3); 3. Scottie McDonald (2); 4. Mitchell Alexander (5); 5. Alex Hill (8); 6. Billy Butler (6); 7. Tanner Gebhardt (10); 8. John Klabunde (9); 9. John Anderson (4); 10. Shayle Bade (11);
A main, 18 Laps, No Time: 1. Ryan Giles (1); 2. Clint Garner (2); 3. Travis Rilat (4); 4. Jack Dover (3); 5. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (8); 6. Sawyer Phillips (7); 7. Jamie Ball (11); 8. Mason Daniel (6); 9. Matt Moro (9); 10. Carson McCarl (18); 11. Jon Agan (5); 12. Joe Beaver (15); 13. Calvin Landis (10); 14. Ryan Roberts (13); 15. Jason Martin (21); 16. Nate Van Haaften (12); 17. Scottie McDonald (23); 18. McKenna Haase (14); 19. Dylan Peterson (17); 20. Nathan Mills (20); 21. Christian Bowman (19); 22. Mitchell Alexander (24); 23. Brad Comegys (22); 24. Cody Ledger (16);

305 RESULTS

Time Trials, 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (5), 17.393; 2. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (9), 17.589; 3. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (7), 17.607; 4. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (2), 17.697; 5. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (10), 17.707; 6. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (15), 17.753; 7. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (8), 17.77; 8. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (6), 17.825; 9. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (3), 17.937; 10. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (1), 17.939; 11. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (13), 17.957; 12. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (17), 18.019; 13. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (4), 18.175; 14. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (14), 18.477; 15. 68, Blain Petersen, Essex, IA (11), 18.74; 16. 11, Frank Rodgers III, Lucas, IA (12), 19.346; 17. 5W, Vance Weber, Lawrence, KS (16), 19.532;
Heat 1, 6 Laps, No Time: 1. Rob Kubli (1); 2. Matthew Stelzer (3); 3. Casey Greubel (2); 4. Ryan Leavitt (4); 5. Eric Bridger (6); 6. Mike Mayberry (5); 7. Dan Henning (7); 8. Blain Petersen (8); 9. Vance Weber (9);
Heat 2, 6 Laps, No Time: 1. Kelby Watt (3); 2. Chase Young (1); 3. Evan Epperson (4); 4. Jayce Jenkins (5); 5. Mike Ayers (6); 6. Jeff Wilke (2); 7. Brandon Worthington (7); 8. Frank Rodgers III (8);
A main, 15 Laps, No Time: 1. Eric Bridger (1); 2. Kelby Watt (3); 3. Mike Ayers (2); 4. Jayce Jenkins (4); 5. Ryan Leavitt (7); 6. Matthew Stelzer (5); 7. Evan Epperson (6); 8. Rob Kubli (9); 9. Mike Mayberry (8); 10. Chase Young (11); 11. Dan Henning (13); 12. Casey Greubel (10); 13. Brandon Worthington (14); 14. Frank Rodgers III (16); 15. Jeff Wilke (12); 16. Vance Weber (17); 17. Blain Petersen (15);

Dirt Trucks RESULTS

Heat 1, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Pat Graham (4); 2. Del Enos (1); 3. Jeff Johnson (6); 4. Rick Clark (5); 5. Justin Schroeder (2); 6. Lucas Richardson (3);
Heat 2, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Myles Michehl (5); 2. Lou Sipolt (2); 3. Shonn Mapes (1); 4. Bryan Spangler (4); 5. Jeff Frevert (3);
A main, 15 Laps, No Time: 1. Pat Graham (6); 2. Myles Michehl (2); 3. Jeff Johnson (5); 4. Rick Clark (7); 5. Bryan Spangler (8); 6. Lou Sipolt (1); 7. Shonn Mapes (3); 8. Jeff Frevert (10); 9. Lucas Richardson (11); 10. Del Enos (4); 11. Justin Schroeder (9);

 

 

Michael Kofoid Becomes First Repeat Winner Of 2018 Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest; Wins First Night At CGS

By Ben Deatherage Cottage Grove, Oregon- Cottage Grove Speedway would host the fourth round of the 2018 Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest, presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance, schedule. Twenty-eight entries would fill up the pit area for their first of two nights at “The Grove”. The states of Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona, and Texas were represented as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia.

In the main event Austen Wheatley showed the way in the opening laps. Wheatley, of Lake Stevens, Washington, was fast in preliminary action earlier in the evening despite making his first start of the week. He would be caught on the eleventh circuit by Penngrove, California’s Michael Kofoid.

Kofoid, racing for British Columbia car owners Doug and Kathy Rutz, would have to work his way through some very thick traffic but managed to retain the lead each time. There would be a couple of times when he would handle a lot of pressure but managed to keep all challengers in check. Kofoid would win his second Speedweek feature of the week and the second of his career.

Kyle Miller, from Salem and running for car owner Kady Adelman, was second over El Paso, Texas’ John Carney, in the Clayton Snow owned entry, in third. Austen Wheatley completed his night in fourth followed by fifth finishing Justyn Cox, of Clarksburg, California.

Qualifying was split into two groups with Mill Creek, Washington native Cam Smith and Michael Kofoid getting fast time of the night. Heat race winners were Harrisburg teenager Tyler Thomas, Jake Waddell of Roseburg, Benicia, California’s Billy Aton, and Lucas Ashe from Cottonwood, California. Marysville, Washington pilot Colton Heath, in the Kelly Welch and Alan Larson owned entry, won the consolation feature. Austen Wheatley won the Trophy Dash to earn the inside front row starting position.

Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest, presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance, concludes on Saturday, the 14th, at Cottage Grove Speedway. Tickets are Adults $15.00, Juniors (13-17)/Seniors (62+)/Military $12.00, Kids (6-12) $5.00, and Children (5 & Under) FREE. For more information log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com.

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Race Results: Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance Race #4 Friday, July 13th, 2018 Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 8R-Michael Kofoid, ; 2. 6A-Kyle Miller, ; 3. 7-John Carney II, ; 4. 45-Austen Wheatley, ; 5. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 6. 88N-D.J. Netto, ; 7. 18-Jason Solwold, ; 8. 17-Cam Smith, ; 9. 22-Garen Linder, ; 10. 18T-Tanner Holmes, ; 11. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 12. 26-Billy Aton, ; 13. 7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 14. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 15. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 16. 33H-Colton Heath, ; 17. 10J-Jake Waddell, ; 18. 12H-Jake Haulot, ; 19. 34S-Melissa Solesbee, ; 20. 9-Dustin Freitas, ; 21. 5-Brian Boswell, ; 22. 21P-Robbie Price, ; 23. 7T-Tyler Thompson, ; 24. 2K-Kyle Offill,

B Feature: 1. 33H-Colton Heath, ; 2. 34S-Melissa Solesbee, ; 3. 70-Raquel Ivie, ; 4. 5-Brian Boswell, ; 5. 9-Dustin Freitas, ; 6. 12J-John Clark, ; 7. 2-Alex Pettas, ; 8. 34-T.J. Richman,

Dash: 1. 45-Austen Wheatley, ; 2. 7-John Carney II, ; 3. 8R-Michael Kofoid, ; 4. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 5. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 6. 17-Cam Smith,

Heat 1: 1. 7T-Tyler Thompson, ; 2. 2K-Kyle Offill, ; 3. 8R-Michael Kofoid, ; 4. 22-Garen Linder, ; 5. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 6. 34S-Melissa Solesbee, ; 7. 70-Raquel Ivie,

Heat 2: 1. 10J-Jake Waddell, ; 2. 12H-Jake Haulot, ; 3. 17-Cam Smith, ; 4. 18T-Tanner Holmes, ; 5. 88N-D.J. Netto, ; 6. 5-Brian Boswell, ; 7. 9-Dustin Freitas,

Heat 3: 1. 26-Billy Aton, ; 2. 21P-Robbie Price, ; 3. 6A-Kyle Miller, ; 4. 45-Austen Wheatley, ; 5. 33H-Colton Heath, ; 6. 18-Jason Solwold, ; 7. 12J-John Clark,

Heat 4: 1. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 2. 7-John Carney II, ; 3. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 4. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 5. 7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 6. 2-Alex Pettas, ; 7. 34-T.J. Richman,

Qualifying 1: 1. 17-Cam Smith, ; 2. 45-Austen Wheatley, ; 3. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 4. 18-Jason Solwold, ; 5. 22-Garen Linder, ; 6. 6A-Kyle Miller, ; 7. 34S-Melissa Solesbee, ; 8. 33H-Colton Heath, ; 9. 2K-Kyle Offill, ; 10. 21P-Robbie Price, ; 11. 7T-Tyler Thompson, ; 12. 26-Billy Aton, ; 13. 70-Raquel Ivie, ; 14. 12J-John Clark,

Qualifying 2: 1. 8R-Michael Kofoid, ; 2. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 3. 88N-D.J. Netto, ; 4. 7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 5. 18T-Tanner Holmes, ; 6. 7-John Carney II, ; 7. 5-Brian Boswell, ; 8. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 9. 10J-Jake Waddell, ; 10. 2-Alex Pettas, ; 11. 12H-Jake Haulot, ; 12. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 13. 9-Dustin Freitas,

2018 Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance Schedule Monday, July 9th-Siskiyou Motor Speedway-Yreka, California-CANCELLED Tuesday, July 10th-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, Oregon-Willie Croft Wednesday, July 11th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, Oregon-Michael Kofoid Thursday, July 12th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon-Steven Tiner Friday, July 13th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon-Michael Kofoid Saturday, July 14th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon

 

 

Cockrum Is Seventh Different Non-Wing Sprint Winner, Watters Wins Thunder Car Rumble And McKenzie and Clark Also Score at Gas City

GAS CITY, Ind., July 14 — Shane Cockrum of Benton, Ill. became the seventh different non-wing sprint car feature winner so far this season Friday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway during the Mid-Season Showdown, which had a “Christmas in July” theme. The Thunder Car Rumble ran true to its billing, as both the front and the rear of Jimmy Watters’ car were damaged but the Montpelier, Ind.-driver still became the fifth different winner in that division in 2018 and took the $700 top prize for that special race. Zeke McKenzie of Claypool, Ind. posted his third UMP modified feature victory of the year at the quarter-mile dirt oval, while Alyssa Clark of Columbia City, Ind. won the front-wheel drive feature for her first feature victory at Gas City this season.

Cockrum’s victory in the 25-lap sprint car feature was vindication for his efforts here on June 29, when he finished third by inches to winner C.J. Leary and runner-up Matt Westfall. This time the “Flying Fireman” started second and led every lap in Jamie and Michelle Paul’s High Asspirations Farms DRC No. 24P, which is based in Eaton, Ohio. Young Evan Mosley of Lapel, Ind. started fifth and finished second, while polesitter Ted Hines of New Castle, Ind. placed third. Braydan Willmington of Marulan, New South Wales, Australia placed fourth in only his second weekend racing a non-wing sprint car, while Cole Ketcham of Muncie, Ind. rounded out the top five.

Tyler Hewitt, Bryar Schroeter and Tony Main tangled in Turn 2 to cause a complete restart at the beginning of the race, but all three were able to restart. Point leader Clinton Boyles ran third in the early going, despite hitting Hines, who was second, in the rear on the backstretch on lap seven. Boyles passed Hines for second by slipping under him in Turn 1 with eight laps down, but had to give the position back when Parker Frederickson brought out the second caution when he stopped on the backstretch a few seconds later. On the ensuing restart Boyles went for a wild ride when he flipped very hard and high in Turn 4 to bring out a red flag. Luckily he got out of his wrecked car under his own power. As soon as the yellow waved for the field to get back underway, Adam Byrkett, who would have lined up third with Boyles’ retirement, gave up that position to report to the work area, although he returned to the rear of the field before the green waved again. One more yellow waved with 11 laps down when Brandon Mattox spun between Turns 3 and 4. Cockrum had his hands full getting through lapped traffic, but continued unabated for the victory. Mosley was fourth with five laps to go, but he passed Willmington on lap 19 for third and Hines for second on lap 22. Hines and Willmington were still duking it out on the white-flag lap, with Hines holding on for third.

Polesitter James Headley led the first 17 laps of the 20-lap Thunder Car Rumble until he was hit and rolled to a stop in the infield. That gave the lead to Watters, who had started tenth. He led the rest of the way to post the victory with his No. 2, which is sponsored by the Hoosier Pearl Company. D.J. Holt finished second with his Holt Auto Body No. 36, while Ron Flaugh finished third in the No. 5F sponsored by OJC Trucking. Kevin Kerlin and Braxton Strait finished fourth and fifth in the 22-car field.

McKenzie started fourth in the 20-lap UMP modified feature, took the lead from polesitter Bradley Jameson with a move to the outside coming out of Turn 4 on lap three, and won handily with his BZ Miller Farms No. 24. There was a big battle at the end for second between Garrett Jameson and Bub Roberts, who finished in that order. Two cars numbered 17 rounded out the top five, with Dillon Nusbaum fourth in the No. 17N and Michael Tarlton fifth in the No. 17T.

Clark started on the pole for the 15-lap FWD compact feature and led every lap in her No. 02, which is sponsored in part by URBTECH and Jerry’s Tire. Gage Allen finished second with Eric Solms’ Silver Bullet on his back bumper. James Headley Jr. and Randy Brommer rounded out the top five in the final race of a well-run program that ended at 10:20 p.m.

A highlight of the “Christmas in July” show was the appearance of a special guest from the North Pole, as Santa Claus distributed gifts to the kids as part of the opening ceremonies. During intermission the thunder car drivers threw Gas City Frisbees into the grandstands, many of which had gift cards taped to the underside.

Gas City will be dark for the next two Friday nights but will be back in action on Aug. 3, 17 and 31. The USAC AMSOIL national sprint cars and the USSA Kenyon midgets visit Gas City on Sept. 7 in a card that includes three additional divisions, and the season concludes on Sept. 28 with the James Dean Classic.

For details on each program, please see the track’s schedule on its Web site at GasCityI69Speedway.com. Fans can also follow it on Facebook (@GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas), Twitter (@GasCitySpeedway) and Instagram (@GasCitySpeedway).

The results:

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Ted Hines, 2. Clinton Boyles, 3. Brandon Mattox, 4. Garrett Abrams, 5. Tyler Hewitt, 6. Aaron Davis, 7. Luke Harbison.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Braydan Willmington, 2. Evan Mosley, 3. Travis Hery, 4. Dallas Hewitt, 5. Jacob Gordon, 6. Bryar Schroeter, 7. David Gross.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Shane Cockrum, 2. Adam Byrkett, 3. Jamie Fredrickson, 4. Cole Ketcham, 5. Tony Main, 6. Parker Fredrickson.

Non-Wing Sprint Feature (25 laps): 1. Shane Cockrum, 2. Evan Mosley, 3. Ted Hines, 4. Braydan Willmington, 5. Cole Ketcham, 6. Dallas Hewitt, 7. Travis Hery, 8. Tyler Hewitt, 9. Tony Main, 10. Jacob Gordon, 11. Brandon Mattox, 12. Adam Byrkett, 13. Luke Harbison, 14. Aaron Davis, 15. Jamie Fredrickson, 16. David Gross, 17. Clinton Boyles, 18. Garrett Abrams, 19. Parker Fredrickson, 20. Bryar Schroeter.

Thunder Car Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Randy Lines, 2. Ron Flaugh, 3. Kevin Kerlin, 4. Jimmy Watters, 5. Bryce Krider, 6. Mike Oler, 7. Stevie Clark.

Thunder Car Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. James Headley, 2. Mike Reitz, 3. Wryan Collis, 4. Rick Paul, 5. Bob Byrley, 6. Mark Keith, 7. Justin Wheeler.

Thunder Car Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. D.J. Holt, 2. Braxton Strait, 3. Greg Marlow, 4. Joshua Hotsinpiller, 5. Greg Long, 6. Roy Mulkey Jr., 7. Shane Richardson.

Thunder Car Dash (5 laps): 1. James Headley, 2. Ron Flaugh, 3. Randy Lines, 4. D.J. Holt, 5. Braxton Strait, 6. Mike Reitz.

Thunder Car Feature (20 Laps): 1. Jimmy Watters, 2. D.J. Holt, 3. Ron Flaugh, 4. Kevin Kerlin, 5. Braxton Strait, 6. Mike Reitz, 7. Greg Marlow, 8. Mike Oler, 9. Wryan Collis, 10. Kaleb Nutter, 11. Joshua Hotsinpiller, 12. Justin Wheeler, 13. James Headley, 14. Bryce Krider, 15. Roy Mulkey Jr., 16. Rick Paul, 17. Bob Byrley, 18. Shane Richardson, 19. Mark Keith, 20. Greg Long, 21. Randy Lines, 22. Stevie Clark.

UMP Modified Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Bub Roberts, 2. Jim Mallery, 3. Garrett Jameson, 4. Terry Sroufe, 5. J.J. Nordman, 6. Daniel Russell, 7. Zac Brubaker, 8. Lance Krider.

UMP Modified Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Bradley Jameson, 2. Zeke McKenzie, 3. Dillon Nusbaum, 4. Doug St. Myer, 5. Jessica Sroufe, 6. Michael Tarlton, 7. Jerry Bland Jr., 8. Andy Bishop.

UMP Modified Feature (20 laps): 1. Zeke McKenzie, 2. Garrett Jameson, 3. Bub Roberts, 4. Dillon Nusbaum, 5. Michael Tarlton, 6. Jessica Sroufe, 7. Daniel Russell, 8. Jim Mallery, 9. J.J. Nordman, 10. Zac Brubaker, 11. Mason Stewart, 12. Jerry Bland Jr., 13. Bradley Jameson, 14. Lance Krider, 15. Terry Sroufe, 16. Andy Bishop (DNS).

FWD Compact Heat 1 (6 laps): 1. Alyssa Clark, 2. Gage Allen, 3. Billy Beard, 4. Don Vanbuskirk, 5. Brandon Nutter, 6. Kolten Sollars.

FWD Compact Heat 2 (6 laps): 1. Randy Brommer, 2. Eric Solms, 3. James Headley Jr., 4. Brad Evans, 5. Robbie White, 6. Storm Hayes.

FWD Compact Feature (15 laps): 1. Alyssa Clark, 2. Gage Allen, 3. Eric Solms, 4. James Headley Jr., 5. Randy Brommer, 6. Billy Beard, 7. Brad Evans, 8. Robbie White, 9. Brandon Nutter, 10. Storm Hayes, 11. Don Vanbuskirk, 12. Kolten Sollars.

 

 

Jimmy Kouba First At Spring Lake Speedway In First Traditional Sprint Show Unity, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-13-18)

The POWRi UMSS Lucas Oil Traditional Sprint Car Series was making its first-ever appearance at the Spring Lake Speedway along with the Wisconsin WingLESS sprints from southern Wisconsin on Friday the 13th of July. In fact, it was the first time wingless sprints had ever raced at the track dating back to the old Monster Hall name. Veteran driver Jimmy Kouba from Byron, MN topped the 20 car field when he took the lead on lap 10 from Brad Peterson and drove to his 12th career TSCS feature victory. Kouba parked his 2k non-winged sprinter in Rock Auto Victory Lane at the conclusion of the 25 lap main event. The win paid Kouba $500.

Winners of the three 10-lap heat races included Jimmy Kouba in the Pirtek Fluid Handling Solutions heat, Jake Kouba in the Rock Auto heat and Neal Matuska in the GRP Motorsports heat. All three heats ran caution-free. The POWRi Lucas Oil Traditional sprints also ran a six lap Rock Auto Barb Brandt Memorial Dash for Cash. The top two finishers in each heat race redrew and it was Peterson and Blake Anderson on the front row. A quick six laps later saw Peterson pocket the $140 winner's share. As usual, passing and finishing points from the heats were used in determining the starting lineup for the feature with the top six cars redrawing. For the 25 lap main event, it would be Anderson and Peterson swapping front row starting spots.

Peterson immediately took the lead on the opening lap and looked strong up front. However, Jimmy Kouba was quickly passing cars from his sixth starting position and was soon in second just a few laps into the race. The first caution flew when Jake Kouba got crossed up exiting turn two and spun around. On the restart, Jon Lewerer and Mike Mueller made some contact entering turn three with Lewerer's car taking a heavy tumble into turn three, rolling over numerous times. Jon was okay but the same could not be said for his destroyed sprint car. Jon reported that they will regroup but likely not be back out until next season. Lewerer was currently in fourth place in the season point standings.

Peterson continued to lead on the restart following the red flag, but Jimmy Kouba applied the pressure and made the winning pass on lap ten in turn three. Just two laps later, Peterson and Craig Campton made contact in the same corner with Peterson spinning around. Peterson was steamed about the incident but had to tag the tail. The remaining 13 laps clicked off caution-free on Friday the 13th with Jimmy Kouba driving to a comfortable lead. Most of the fans however were focused on Anna Hippe. Anna started 12th on the grid and moved up to second in the latter stages of the race in a fine run forward. Current point leader and 2014 champion Cam Schafer rode home in third ahead of Campton and Anderson. Rounding out the top ten finishers were Bryan Roach, Doug Schenck, Matuska, Scott Brandt and Jake Kouba recovering from his lap six spin. Peterson finished 11th. Sixteen of the twenty starters were still running at the end.

The next race for the POWRi Lucas Oil Traditional sprints will see the series right back in action the following night July 14 at the Cedar Lake Speedway along with the UMSS 360 winged sprints for another CLS Shootout Series event. The wing portion will be a Midwest Power Series race as well. Keep tabs on all of the POWRi UMSS Lucas Oil Traditional sprint car action by visiting our website at www.umsprints.com or by following the series on Facebook and My Race Pass.

TSCS Race Results - Spring Lake Speedway July 13, 2018 (Race #11)

POWRi Lucas Oil A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 2K-Jimmy Kouba, [6]; 2. 16-Anna Hippe, [12]; 3. 14-Cam Schafer, [10]; 4. 7S-Craig Campton, [8]; 5. 12X-Blake Anderson, [1]; 6. 99-Bryan Roach, [3]; 7. 71S-Doug Schenck, [11]; 8. 48-Neal Matuska, [4]; 9. 7-Scott Brandt, [9]; 10. 6-Jake Kouba, [5]; 11. 93-Brad Peterson, [2]; 12. 20-Natalie Klemko, [13]; 13. 1-Rod Colburn, [15]; 14. 4-Jordan Paulsen, [16]; 15. 70-Chris Klemko, [19]; 16. 22-Bruce Waterworth, [18]; 17. 0-John Fahl, [17]; 18. (DNF) 87-Mike Mueller, [7]; 19. (DNF) 69S-Jon Lewerer, [14]; 20. (DNF) 26T-Tyler Tischendorf, [20] Lap Leaders Peterson 1-9, Jimmy Kouba 10-25. Cautions: (2) yellows and (1) red.

Rock Auto Dash 1 (6 Laps): 1. 93-Brad Peterson, [1]; 2. 2K-Jimmy Kouba, [3]; 3. 12X-Blake Anderson, [2]; 4. 48-Neal Matuska, [4]; 5. 6-Jake Kouba, [5]; 6. 7-Scott Brandt, [6] Lap Leader: Peterson 1-6. No cautions.

Pirtek Fluid Handling Solutions Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 2K-Jimmy Kouba, [2]; 2. 12X-Blake Anderson, [6]; 3. 87-Mike Mueller, [5]; 4. 7S-Craig Campton, [7]; 5. 1-Rod Colburn, [4]; 6. 70-Chris Klemko, [1]; 7. 26T-Tyler Tischendorf, [3] Lap Leader: Kouba 1-10. No cautions.

Rock Auto Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 6-Jake Kouba, [2]; 2. 93-Brad Peterson, [3]; 3. 14-Cam Schafer, [4]; 4. 20-Natalie Klemko, [1]; 5. 71S-Doug Schenck, [7]; 6. 4-Jordan Paulsen, [6]; 7. 22-Bruce Waterworth, [5] Lap Leaders: Kouba 1-10. No cautions.

GRP Motorsports Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 48-Neal Matuska, [2]; 2. 7-Scott Brandt, [1]; 3. 99-Bryan Roach, [6]; 4. 16-Anna Hippe, [4]; 5. 69S-Jon Lewerer, [5]; 6. 0-John Fahl, [3] Lap Leader: Matuska 1-10. No cautions.

Footnote: Following the July 6 race at Cedar Lake Speedway, Harry Hanson was DQed for an illegal carb. All cars finishing from fifth on back in that race moved up one position in the standings.

 


 

Cornell Edges Goodman in NCRA/ASCS Red River Thriller!

Humboldt, Kansas – July 13, 2018 - Jonathan Cornell of Sedalia, Missouri got a strong run around race-long leader Mike Goodman entering turns three and four on the last lap and edged the Oklahoma veteran at the finish line to claim the thrilling National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products vs. American Bank of Oklahoma American Sprint Car Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products Red River Shootout event at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kansas on Friday night.

Matthew Howard and Goodman started on the front row for the twenty-five-lap feature with Goodman taking the lead as the green flag fell. Goodman worked the top of one and two and the bottom of three and four to perfection and kept a three to five car distance between himself and Sean McClelland. Goodman would with-stand a couple of cautions and one red flag until the caution fell with four laps to go to bunch up the field.

On the final restart Cornell, who started ninth, stayed glued to the leader’s rear bumper and dove low entering turns one and two for the next two laps before utilizing the top of those turns on the final lap. Entering turns three and four, Cornell drove in deeper and pulled along side the leader and would edge out Goodman for the 0.026 victory margin.

It was Cornells first-career NCRA victory and second last-lap pass for victory with the ASCS as he accomplished the feat one night earlier in Caney, Kansas. He also became the seventh different NCRA feature winner in the seven events held thus far this season.

Current ASCS Red River region point leader Alex Sewell worked his way up from his fifteenth-starting position to finish third while current NCRA point leader Jeremy Campbell of Wichita, driving the Dan's Cycle/Scott's Well Service/BEPC/Knoche Farms/ JP Agronomy/HRP/DMI Penske sponsored #10c; got his Schroeder Racing Engines powered Maxim chassis hooked up late to finish fourth from his sixteenth starting position. Don Droud, Jr., currently third in the NCRA point standings, rounded out the top five.

The four, eight lap heat races for the thirty-car-field were won by J.R. Topper, Droud, Jr., Howard and Goodman while Sewell claimed the night’s twelve lap “B” feature.

Both series will now head to 81 Speedway in Park City tonight (Saturday) to wrap up the weekend for both.

NCRA/ASCS Red River Region Sprints

Humboldt Speedway/Humboldt, Kansas

July 13, 2018

30 Cars

1st Heat (8 Laps): 1) J.R. Topper, 2) Casey Wills, 3) Brandon Hanks, 4) Ray Seeman, 5) Alex Sewell, 6) Jake Greider, 7) Cameron Hagen, 8) Jared Sewell

2nd Heat (8 Laps): 1) Don Droud, Jr., 2) Chance Morton, 3) Jeremy Campbell, 4) Forrest Southerland, 5) Zach Chappell, 6) Kyle Clark, 7) Jeff Stasa, 8) Kaden Taylor

3rd Heat (8 Laps): 1) Matthew Howard, 2) Sean McClelland, 3) Danny Jennings, 4) Jay Russell, 5) Cody Karl, 6) J.D. Johnson, 7) Charles McManus

4th Heat (8 Laps): 1) Mike Goodman, 2) Lance Norick, 3) Jonathan Cornell, 4) Jason Martin, 5) Fred Mattox, 6) Andrew Deal, 7) Wyatt Burks

B Feature (12 Laps): 1) Alex Sewell, 2) Jeremy Campbell, 3) Jason Martin, 4) Kyle Clark, 5) Fred Mattox, 6) J.D. Johnson, 7) Jake Greider, 8) Jeff Stasa, 9) Kaden Taylor, 10) Cody Karl, 11) Jared Sewell, 12) Forrest Southerland, 13) Charles McManus, 14) Cameron Hagen, 15) Andrew Deal, 16) Wyatt Burks

A Feature (25 Laps): 1) [9] Jonathan Cornell, 2) [2 ]Mike Goodman, 3) [15] Alex Sewell, 4) [16] Jeremy Campbell, 5) [7] Don Droud, Jr., 6) [4] Casey Wills, 7) [3] Chance Morton, 8) [13] Zach Chappell, 9) [19] Fred Mattox, 10) [5] J.R. Topper, 11) [20] J.D. Johnson, 12) [10] Jay Russell, 13) [1] Matthew Howard, 14) [17] Jason Martin, 15) [6] Sean McClelland, 16) [11] Lance Norick, 17) [12] Brandon Hanks, 18) [8] Ray Seeman, 19) [14] Danny Jennings, 20) [18] Kyle Clark

 

Roepke gets 1st FAST win of 2018 at Limaland

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Contact: brianliskai@ymail.com

LIMA, Ohio – The JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro has always had a nice mixture of young up-and-coming drivers and veteran talent. It was the veterans who showed they still can pilot a sprint car Friday, July 13 at Limaland Motorsports Park. Elmore, Ohio’s Alvin "The Ripper" Roepke, a former 410 track champion at Attica Raceway Park and winner of the Brad Doty Classic, held off veteran John Ivy to take the A-main win in the second appearance of the FAST series in 2018 at the quarter-mile bullring.

To add to the “cool factor” - while most teams utilize enclosed trailers in today’s sprint car world, Roepke still tows his NAPA Auto Parts backed machine on an open trailer behind his van.

Roepke and Sandusky, Ohio’s Caleb Griffith led the field to green for the 25-lap FAST feature with Roepke gaining the advantage. The only caution of the event came on lap three for Kevin Mingus who spun in turn two. When the green reappeared Roepke continued to lead but as the laps wound down, Fremont, Ohio’s John Ivy – a FAST winner last week at Waynesfield Raceway Park – closed. Roepke held his familiar bottom line and held off Ivy’s challenge for his first win of 2018. Ivy settled for second with Jamie Miller, who has six total wins in 2018 including the early season FAST event at Limaland, rounding out the podium. Fremont, Ohio’s Seth Schneider and Ashland, Ohio’s Tyler Street completed the top five.

With his third place finish Miller will maintain his spot atop the FAST point standings over Ivy and Moore as the series heads to Attica Raceway Park on Friday, July 20 for a $1,000-to-win affair thanks to Griff’s Engines.

The All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics gets back to action with a double-header weekend Friday, July 20 at Attica Raceway Park and Saturday, July 21 at Fremont Speedway.

About the FAST Championship Series:

The FAST Series was started as a way to promote the great racing fans have enjoyed in Northwest/North Central Ohio at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway – thus the FAST acronym stood for Fremont Attica Sprint Title. Over the past couple of years the series has expanded to include other tracks and is now known as simply the FAST Championship Series.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2018 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics, or the 2018 JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2018 FAST Series point fund: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ohio Logistics, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Kistler Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Weld Racing Wheels, Joe and Fran Darmofal and the Pub 400 of Fremont

About JLH General Contractor:

Based in Fremont, Ohio and owned by long-time racing supporter Jon Horn, The JLH Co. LLC is your one-stop for custom home remodeling, plaster restoration, and drywall installation services. Their dedicated craftsmen will help you build the home you want out of the house you have. You can also trust JLH for construction services, including garages and pole barns. JLH also provides custom siding, roofing and window installation. For more information call Jon Horn at 419-559-9449.

About Engine Pro

Engine Parts Group, Inc. the parent of Engine Pro was founded in 1989 by independent engine parts distributors looking for a way to work cooperatively in buying and marketing. Today it functions as both a distribution network for brand name internal engine parts and as a specialty engine parts producer, marketing under the Engine Pro name. Engine Pro sells exclusively to engine builders, machine shops and jobbers. As part of our tradition of specializing in distributing engine parts to engine professionals, Engine Parts Group now serves more than 12,000 customers from 36 distribution centers. Engine Pro products high performance engine parts and the line continues to grow with the frequent addition of new parts and applications. Engine Pro brand products are designed to offer the highest quality in high performance parts along with a moderate price to give racers and performance engine builders a more affordable way to do what they do best—win races. Find the nearest Engine pro distributed at enginepro.com.

Limaland Motorsports Park

July 13, 2018

JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 8-Bobby Clark; 2. 77I-John Ivy; 3. 26-Jamie Miller; 4. 97-Kyle Peters; 5. 36-Seth Schnieder; 6. 14-Luke Daughtery; 7. Z10-Kevin Mingus

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 4*-Tyler Street; 2. 11G-Luke Griffith; 3. 99-Alvin Roepke; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore; 5. 19R-Steve Rando; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice; 7. 47-Matt Lucius

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position

1. 99-Alvin Roepke[1]; 2. 77I-John Ivy[3]; 3. 26-Jamie Miller[4]; 4. 36-Seth Schnieder[9]; 5. 4*-Tyler Street[5]; 6. 97-Kyle Peters[7]; 7. 11G-Luke Griffith[2]; 8. 8-Bobby Clark[6]; 9. 7M-Brandon Moore[8]; 10. 12-Kyle Capodice[12]; 11. 47-Matt Lucius[14]; 12. 19R-Steve Rando[10]; 13. Z10-Kevin Mingus[13]; 14. 14-Luke Daughtery[11]

Hard Charger: 36-Seth Schneider +5

 

Sprints On Dirt

ERIE, MI (July 14, 2018) –The King Engine Bearings King of Michigan Race #2 at Hartford Speedway on Friday the 13th was just what Litchfield, Michigan’s Chad Blonde needed. After being the bride’s maid several times this season, Blonde drove his Krieger Racing Engines powered Maxim to victory to the delight of the large, enthusiastic crowd that braved sweltering temperatures to see a great night of racing.

Steve Irwin, Fenton, Michigan, won the Engler Machine & Tool heat over Jay Steinebach, Hudsonville, Michigan, and Dustin Shriver, South Bend, Indiana. Andy Teunessen, Kalamazoo, Michigan, looked strong, winning the COMP Cams heat over Shawn Valenti, Fostoria, Ohio, and open-wheel standout Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, California. The RockAuto.com heat was worth the price of admission as Gregg Dalman (360 ci engine), Bellevue, Michigan, and Chad Blonde (410 ci engine), Litchfield, Michigan, put on a spectacular show swapping the lead numerous times with Dalman finally claiming the win over Blonde and 2016 SOD champion Brian Smith, Fremont, Ohio.

Pole starter Jay Steinebach led lap one before Blonde took the lead on lap two from his outside front row starting position. Blonde was in command, opening up a big lead as Steve Irwin, moved into second on lap six. Gregg Dalman, running a strong third, brought out the caution on lap twelve trying to avoid contact with a lapped car, ending his race. The caution gave Irwin a chance to challenge Blonde, and he momentarily inched ahead between turns one and two a lap later. Blonde was too strong though and motored away to a decisive win.

Sprints On Dirt returns to Hartford Speedway, July 27, August 10 for KoM race #4 presented by Merritt Speedway and Ti22 Performance. The King Engine Bearings King of Michigan finale takes place on August 31.

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

Group Time # Driver

Engler Machine & Tool Heat 14.783 0 Steve Irwin

COMP Cams Heat 15.535 00 Thomas Meseraull

RockAuto.com Heat 15.749 5B Chad Blonde

Heat Races

Engler Machine & Tool Heat #1

# Driver Contingency

1 0 Steve Irwin

2 10s Jay Steinebach

3 3 Dustin Shriver Benic Enterprises

4 58 Tony Bures Racing Optics

5 24 Eric Smith

6 52 Zac Broughman

7 18 Michael Summers

COMP Cams Heat #2

# Driver Contingency

1 5 Andy Teunessen

2 7 Shawn Valenti

3 00 Thomas Meseraull Benic Enterprises

4 11 Trey Smith Racing Optics

5 4 Tyler Fitzpatrick

6 8 Justin Ward

7 1a Mark Aldrich

RockAuto.com Heat #3

# Driver Contingency

1 49T Gregg Dalman

2 5B Chad Blonde

3 2+ Brian Smith

4 5QB Quentin Blonde Racing Optics

5 0 Ricky Ferkel

6 24+ Mike Schumacher

7 8W Josh Ward

8 27W Ty Williams

Feature

# Driver Contingencies

1 5B Chad Blonde Rod End Supply

2 0 Steve Irwin Jim Coffey & Son Rod End Supply

3 7 Shawn Valenti Rod End Supply

4 00 Thomas Meseraull Schoenfeld Headers

5 10s Jay Steinebach ATL Racing Fuel Cells

6 2+ Brian Smith

7 5 Andy Teunessen

8 0 Ricky Ferkel

9 3 Dustin Shriver King Racing Products

10 11 Trey Smith

11 5QB Quentin Blonde Keizer Aluminum Wheels

12 4 Tyler Fitzpatrick

13 58 Tony Bures

14 18 Michael Summers

15 24 Eric Smith

16 24+ Mike Schumacher

17 27W Ty Williams

18 52 Zac Broughman

19 49T Gregg Dalman

20 8W Josh Ward

21 8 Justin Ward

22 1a Mark Aldrich

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger – Thomas Meseraull (+4)

BR Motorsports Contingency (feature top 10 draw) – Thomas Meseraull

DMI (Diversified Machine) Contingency (feature 12-16 draw) – Tyler Fitzpatrick

ARP Corporation Lucky Dog – Justin Ward

Allstar Performance Better Luck Next Time – Mark Aldrich

For more information about King Engine Bearings, go to www.kingbearings.com. Check out Hartford Speedway at www.hartfordspeedway.net. To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2018 by:

Engine Pro (Title Sponsor)

ARP (Title Sponsor)

Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire)

MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor)

King Engine Bearings (Hartford King of Michigan Sponsor)

Motul (Leader of the Pack Sponsor)

Lane Automotive (Fast Masters Cosponsor)

MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Cosponsor)

Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor)

COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor)

RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor)

ARP (Lucky Dog Sponsor)

KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor)

Allstar Performance (Better Luck Next Time Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Series Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

Jim Coffey and Son Plumbing & Heating (Deuced It! Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Sportsman of the Year Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Crew Chief of the Year Sponsor)

Noizee 1 Motorsports (Bags o’ Money Awards)

SOD 2018 contingency sponsor partners are:

Allstar Performance ATL Racing Fuel Cells

Benic Enterprises BR Motorsports

Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI) Hepfner Racing Products (HRP)

J & J Auto Racing Keizer Aluminum Wheels

King Racing Products Maxim Racing

Motor City Racing Promotions Racing Optics

Rod End Supply Schoenfeld Headers

Simpson Racing Products Walker Performance Filtration

 

Klaasmeyer Victorious in Front of Hometown Crowd

Grain Valley, MO - Picking up his fifth win of 2018, Tucker Klaasmeyer took the checkers in front of a hometown crowd with the POWRi Lucas Oil National, West, and Outlaw Midget Leagues. Klaasmeyer of Paola, Kansas entered victory lane at Valley Speedway, which is the closest track to the hometown of the current point leader with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League. Klaasmeyer's win in the opening night of the Thunder in the Valley weekend also handed Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports their 15th POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory in 2018.

Starting in the seventh position, Klaasmeyer fell into eighth while early-race leader Cannon McIntosh set a blistering pace. By the time the first caution flew on lap 13, Klaasmeyer had advanced to third following the restart. Behind leader Ryan Robinson and McIntosh, Klaasmeyer immediately diced up the top three, taking second away from McIntosh, setting his sights on Robinson.

Following the red on lap 17 for Hank Davis, Klaasmeyer made his move, utilizing the bottom side of the high-banked quarter mile for the lead. Leading the remaining 13 laps, Klaasmeyer was followed to the checkers by Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammate, Holly Shelton. Shelton advanced from seventeenth for a career-best second. Zach Daum rounded out the podium in third, while Kyle Schuett took fourth. Schuett advanced from 19th. Karter Sarff completed the top five.

"I didn't know if we were going to be able to get up there," commented Tucker Klaasmeyer. "Luckily the bottom came back in and we had that red to be able to get warned about it. Big shout out to Al and all the guys who split up this week. I think Keith will be pretty proud of us tonight without him here. I've got to thank them for all their hard work. It's pretty cool to win one with all these hometown fans here. We'll try to get another one tomorrow."

"That was quite the workout," stated Holly Shelton. "It's pretty hot out there. If I'm going to run second, there's no better person to run second to than Tucker. Al, Connor, Marc, Grant, they did a heck of a job with these three cars. Seventeenth to second, I'll take that any day. ."

"We've just got to start finishing better than we have in the first half of the year," said Zach Daum. "I just messed around on the bottom too long. I don't know when this place is going to figure out you can't build a home-made cushion and expect midgets to run on it. Don't get me wrong, I like it when it gets on the bottom because that's my style, but when it's one lane on the bottom like that, it's hard to pass and hard to race on it. We'll just try to make it better for tomorrow."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 08 - CANNON MCINTOSH, Heat 2: 42 - HANK DAVIS, Heat 3: 5T - PRESLEY TRUEDSON, Heat 4: 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER

Toyota Semi Feature Winner: 67 - HOLLY SHELTON

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 2. 67 - HOLLY SHELTON 3. 5D - ZACH DAUM 4. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT 5. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 6. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 7. 51 - JOE B MILLER 8. 5T - PRESLEY TRUEDSON 9. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 10. 93K - RILEY KREISEL 11. 08 - CANNON MCINTOSH 12. 88 - TYLER NELSON 13. 42 - HANK DAVIS 14. 7 - AUSTIN BROWN 15. 28 - KORY SCHUDY 16. 321 - CHAD WINFREY 17. 3B - SHELBY BOSIE 18. 37 - CHETT GEHRKE 19. 77W - JOEY WIRTH 20. 44 - WESLEY SMITH 21. 4A - CASEY SHUMAN 22. 81 - CHASE PORTER 23. 23 - HANNAH ADAIR

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Tanner Tames The Great Race Place

For Immediate Release July 13th, 2018 CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations ├óÔ‚ČÔ€œ Toby LaGrange

Malta, NY  Matt Tanner came into Round number eight of the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series event at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway as a fill-in driver for the Mike VanDusen racing team. Tanner happily answered the call when the teams regular driver Billy VanInwegen could not attend the event and he did so in winning fashion as the Stephentown driver parked the number 56 in victory lane.

The win was the first of the season for the former series champion and the first of the season for the ProFab Engineering/VanDusen team.

Thomas Radivoy and ConnecticutÔ€™s Peter Dance led the stars and cars of the CRSA Sprint Car Series to the green with Radivoy, Dance and fourth place starter Tanner going three wide for the race lead through turns one and two. Tanner and Radivoy battled through turns three and four with Tanner leading the opening lap.

Current points leader and defending series champion Jeff Trombley would use his home-track knowledge to take over second early in the event and pressure Tanner. Tanner and Trombley would run one-two for most of the race with Trombley nosing out ahead at one point.

In the end no one had anything for Tanner who would pick up the 25 lap A-Main win a half second over Trombley, a hard charging Justin Mills, Darryl Ruggles and Tyler Cartier. Heat races were won by a trio of former Dirt Modified pilots Ô€“ Dana Wagner, Trombley and Ruggles.

The Powder Tech Powder Coatings Hard Charger Award went to Mills while the Magsarus Ignitions Electrifying Move of the Race Award went to Tanner.

Trombley came into the nights activities as the overall series points leader and KennedyÔ€™s of Troy I-90 Challenge Mini-Series points leader. His second-place finish keeps him on top in both standings. Second place in both standings was Thomas Radivoy. Radivoy had nose wing troubles and finished eleventh.

The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series returns to action Saturday night, July 21st at the Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, New York. In addition to the regular 20 lap A-Main event, the rain postponed $1,000 to win A-Main from June 23rd will be held. Also, the Maguire Family of Dealerships Dash for Cash will be run.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprintcars.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2018 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hennessy Wine & Liquor, KennedyÔ€™s Towing, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, JohnnyÔ€™s Service Center, Chuck Alessi Plumbing & Heating, NeigerÔ€™s Service Center, Just Signs & Designs, Ruggles World of Autobody & Graphics, ProFab Engineering, Magsarus Ignitions, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Maguire Family of Dealerships.

Round #8 Ô€“ Albany-Saratoga Speedway (25 laps) Ô€“ Matt Tanner, Jeff Trombley, Justin Mills, Darryl Ruggles, Tyler Cartier, Jerry Sehn, Emily VanInwegen, Dana Wagner. Jake Karklin, Eric Jennings, Thomas Radivoy, Tyler Jashembowski, Peter Dance, Jesse Pruchnik, Johnny Kolosek, Luke Klob, Mike VanPelt (DNS), Link Pettit (DNS)

 

 

Steven Tiner "Parks It" At SSP For First Career Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest Win

By Ben Deatherage

Banks, Oregon- At Southern Oregon Speedway on July 17th, 2000 California young gun Steven Tiner made his main event debut with the Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest Series, presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance. He would finish second that night to Brent Kaeding and would go on to become the driver with the second most feature Speedweek starts but without a single victory.

That would all change on Thursday, July 12th at Sunset Speedway Park for the third round of the 2018 Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest schedule. Twenty-cars would fill the pit area representing the states of Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona, and Texas as well as the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta.

It would take three attempts to get the first lap completed, as the first two would have incidents in both. Visalia, California’s Steven Tiner would seize the early race lead and looked very fast in the middle-high-side portion of the track. There were two additional caution flags but each restart Tiner managed to retain the top spot. Steven Tiner would become the third different winner of the week and the thirty-seventh different Speedweek Northwest winner since 1998. It is also the third straight night that there has been a first time Speedweek victor.

Jason Solwold, in the Monica Baca and Mike Anderson owned entry from Burlington, Washington, was second followed by Clarksburg, California’s Justyn Cox, in third. D.J. Netto, of Hanford, California, was fourth over fifth finishing Tracy, California teenager Kyle Offill.

Penngrove, California teenager Michael Kofoid, in the Doug and Kathy Rutz owned entry from British Columbia, was fast time of the night and set a new track record of 12.424 seconds. Heat races were won by Winsdor, California pilot John Clarke, Steven Tiner, and D.J. Netto. Jason Solwold won the Trophy Dash to start on the pole for the feature.

Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest, presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance, next visits Cottage Grove Speedway for the final two nights of racing on Friday, July 13th and Saturday, the 14th. Friday is T-Shirt Night so if you wear Cottage Grove Speedway apparel you get into the races for just $5.00. Adults are $13.00, Juniors (13-17)/Seniors (62+)/Military $10.00, Kids (6-12) $5.00, and Children (5 & Under) FREE. Saturday prices are Adults $15.00, Juniors (13-17)/Seniors (62+)/Military $12.00, Kids (6-12) $5.00, and Children (5 & Under) FREE. For more information log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com.

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Race Results:

Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance Race #3

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Sunset Speedway Park

Banks, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 2. 18-Jason Solwold, ; 3. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 4. 88N-D.J. Netto, ; 5. 2K-Kyle Offill, ; 6. 7-John Carney II, ; 7. 26-Billy Aton, ; 8. 7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 9. 8R-Michael Kofoid, ; 10. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 11. 2JR-Kelly Miller, ; 12. 15R-Jake Gilman, ; 13. 12J-John Clark, ; 14. 18T-Tanner Holmes, ; 15. 2-Alex Pettas, ; 16. 7H-Jake Haulot, ; 17. 34-T.J. Richman, ; 18. 7T-Tyler Thompson, ; 19. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; (DNS) 11X-Ariel Biggs,

Dash: 1. 18-Jason Solwold, ; 2. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 3. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 4. 2K-Kyle Offill, ; 5. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 6. 8R-Michael Kofoid,

Heat 1: 1. 12J-John Clark, ; 2. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 3. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 4. 8R-Michael Kofoid, ; 5. 7H-Jake Haulot, ; 6. 7T-Tyler Thompson, ; 7. 11X-Ariel Biggs,

Heat 2: 1. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 2. 2JR-Kelly Miller, ; 3. 7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 4. 2K-Kyle Offill, ; 5. 2-Alex Pettas, ; 6. 18T-Tanner Holmes,

Heat 3: 1. 88N-D.J. Netto, ; 2. 15R-Jake Gilman, ; 3. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 4. 18-Jason Solwold, ; 5. 7-John Carney II, ; 6. 26-Billy Aton,

Qualifying: 1. 8R-Michael Kofoid, ; 2. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 3. 18-Jason Solwold, ; 4. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 5. 2K-Kyle Offill, ; 6. 7-John Carney II, ; 7. 7T-Tyler Thompson, ; 8. 18T-Tanner Holmes, ; 9. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 10. 7H-Jake Haulot, ; 11. 7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 12. 26-Billy Aton, ; 13. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 14. 2-Alex Pettas, ; 15. 88N-D.J. Netto, ; 16. 12J-John Clark, ; 17. 2JR-Kelly Miller, ; 18. 15R-Jake Gilman, ; 19. 11X-Ariel Biggs, ; 20. 34-T.J. Richman,

Current Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance Point Standings (Top Ten) 1. 88N-D.J. Netto 265; 2. 94-Steven Tiner 254; 3. 7-John Carney 247; 4. 8R-Michael Kofoid 234; 5. 31C-Justyn Cox 222; 6. 26-Billy Aton 217; 7. 2K-Kyle Offill 213; 8. 2JR-Kelly Miller 205; 9. 33-Lucas Ashe 204; 10. 21W-Jake Wheeler 193

2018 Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance Schedule Monday, July 9th-Siskiyou Motor Speedway-Yreka, California-CANCELLED Tuesday, July 10th-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, Oregon-Willie Croft Wednesday, July 11th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, Oregon-Michael Kofoid Thursday, July 12th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon-Steven Tiner Friday, July 13th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon Saturday, July 14th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon

 

 

Anderson Doubles up in Mods and Stocks, Roepke take 305 win at Limaland.

July 13, 2018 Lima OH by Gerry Keysor

After sitting dormant for a week, Limaland Motorsports Park was the place to be for great racing on Friday night. The JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Championship Series Sprint Cars took to the quarter mile bullring for the 2nd time in 2018 with Elmore, Ohio's Alvin Roepke grabbing the FAST win in the Napa No. 99. Tony Anderson doubled up in K&N Filters UMP Modifieds feature and Bud Thunderstock feature in his No. 22T machines.

Kicking off the racing action were the JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Championship Series Sprint Cars with their 25 lap A Main. Alvin Roepke and No. 11G Luke Griffith led the fied to gree with Roepke grabbing the early point. Caution would wave 1 time on lap 3 for the No. Z10 of Kevin Mingus spinning in turn 2. Roepke would continue to lead for the remainder of the 25 lap affair with No. 77i John Ivy making a late charge, closing to Roepke's rear bumper in the last 2 laps, but wasn't able to make a run at the end. No. 26 Jamie Miller ended up 3rd with No. 36 Seth Schnieder and No. 4* Tyler Street completing the top 5. Heat races were won by No. 8 Bobby Clark and Street.

Next up were the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds in their 20 lap feature. UNOH Racer No.1 Brendan Rassel and No 3W Dylan Woodling would bring the field to green. Woodling would lead the first 4 laps on the bottom of the track with Woodling grabbing the point on lap 5. Several cautions on lap 6, 7, and 8 kept the field bunched up, culminating with a great battle between the top 4 cars of Woodling, Anderson, No. 16 Jeff Koz, No. 95J Jerry Bowersock and points leader No. 18 Ryan Sutter. Anderson grabbed the lead on lap 9 and survived 2 more restarts to win over a hard charging Koz. Bowere sock finished 3rd, with Sutter and No. 36 Brandon Vaughan completing the top 5. Heat races were won by Vaughan, No. 65 Todd Sherman, and Sutter.

Completing the nights racing action were the Budweiser Thunderstocks for their 15 lap A Main. UNOH Graduate No. 15 Kody Weisner and UNOH Racer No. 01 Dawson Backer would bring the field to green with Weisner grabbing the early lead. No. 82 Chris Douglas would power his to the point on lap 2, only to lose the lead on lap 3 while nearly spinning in turn 2. Douglas would fall all the way to the tail as the green flag stayed out while he gathered up his machine and continued on. Caution would wave on lap 6 for No. 89 Keith Shockency going around in turns 3 and 4. On the restart No. 463 Daniel Sanchez charged to the front on the restart, and No. 22T Tony Anderson fought his way through to the 2nd spot. Sanchez and Anderson would run side by side for the next 9 laps, trading the lead several times. Heading into turns 3 and 4 it was a dead heat until the No. 463 went up in smoke, allowing Anderson to win uncontested over Weisner, No. 463X Jordan Conover, UNOH Racer No. 00 Nick Ronnebaum finshed 4th and Sanchez limped across the line to finish 5th. Heat Races were won by Sanchez and Anderson.

Limaland Motorsports Park roars back to life next Friday July 20th as The University of Northwestern Ohio presents the UNOH 21st Anniversary. The 410 Non Wing Sprints will be action with the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds. Highlighting the nights racing will be the rescheduled 17th Annual Keysor Memorial presented by the Keysor Family for the Budweiser Thunderstocks. The Thunderstocks will compete for $1000 to win in the 17th running of the event honoring the memory of 1990 Limaland Stock Car Champion Bobby Keysor, and his father, Bill Keysor. Pit gates open at 4:30PM, Grandstand Gates open at 5PM, Hotlaps at 6:30PM, and Racing at 7:30PM. General admission for ages 16 and older $12, ages 11-15 $6, and kids 10 and under admitted FREE. Pit passes for all ages $25. Check out the details on this and all of the great events at Limaland Motorsports Park by visiting www.limaland.com or by checking us out on Facebook and Twitter.

Limaland Motorsports Park - 7/13/2018 Homeland Technology Group Night

JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 8-Bobby Clark; 2. 77I-John Ivy; 3. 26-Jamie Miller; 4. 97-Kyle Peters; 5. 36-Seth Schnieder; 6. 14-Luke Daughtery; 7. Z10-Kevin Mingus

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 4*-Tyler Street; 2. 11G-Luke Griffith; 3. 99-Alvin Roepke; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore; 5. 19R-Steve Rando; 6. 12-Kyle Cappdice; 7. 47-Matt Lucius

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 99-Alvin Roepke[1]; 2. 77I-John Ivy[3]; 3. 26-Jamie Miller[4]; 4. 36-Seth Schnieder[9]; 5. 4*-Tyler Street[5]; 6. 97-Kyle Peters[7]; 7. 11G-Luke Griffith[2]; 8. 8-Bobby Clark[6]; 9. 7M-Brandon Moore[8]; 10. 12-Kyle Cappdice[12]; 11. 47-Matt Lucius[14]; 12. 19R-Steve Rando[10]; 13. Z10-Kevin Mingus[13]; 14. 14-Luke Daughtery[11]

 

 

Michael Kofoid Wins His First Career Speedweek Northwest Race At Willamette Speedway

By Ben Deatherage Lebanon, Oregon- Night two of the 2018 Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest, presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance, would be at Willamette Speedway on Wednesday, July 11th. Twenty-nine race cars would make the trip to the historic 1/3-mile clay oval. The states of Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona, and Texas were represented as well as the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta.

Michael Kofoid would lead the charge to the green and took control of the initial race lead. Kofoid, from Penngrove, California and racing for British Columbia car owners Doug and Kathy Rutz, set a torrid pace in open race track. But when they hit traffic he would feel some pressure from challengers and nearly was overtaken only for a caution to come out late in the main just in time.

The stoppage was well timed as it allowed for Kofoid to restart and operate in open track once more. He would master the final restart and come across the line as the winner for his first ever Speedweek Northwest victory. He becomes the thirty-seventh different driver to have scored a triumph during Speedweek in one-hundred-twelve races.

Tyler Thompson, from nearby Harrisburg, would record an incredible second over third finishing John Carney, racing for California car owner Clayton Snow, from El Paso, Texas. Hanford, California’s D.J. Netto grabbed fourth with the Dan and Cindi Menne owned mount, driver by Roseville, California gasser Sean Becker, in fifth.

Qualifying would be split into two separate groups with D.J. Netto and Tyler Thompson quickest. Heats were won by Roseburg native Jake Waddell, John Carney, Roseville, California’s Willie Croft, and Michael Kofoid. Kelly Miller, from Lethbridge, Alberta, would win the consolation feature.

The Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest, presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance, schedule will visit Sunset Speedway Park, in Banks, on Thursday, July 12th. Pit Gates open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:00, Time Trials begin at 5:30, with Racing kicking off at 6:30. Tickets are $16.00 for Adults and Seniors/Military/Juniors (13-17) $13.00. A Family Pass (Two Adults and up to four Youths) is offered for $55.00 while Premium Seats are available for $35.00 each. Tickets, apparel, and more can be purchased online at www.pnwdirtracing.com . For more information log on to www.sunsetspeedwaypark.com.

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Race Results: Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance Race #2 Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 Willamette Speedway Lebanon, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 8R-Michael Kofoid, ; 2. 7T-Tyler Thompson, ; 3. 7-John Carney II, ; 4. 88N-D.J. Netto, ; 5. 75-Sean Becker, ; 6. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 7. 26-Billy Aton, ; 8. 2K-Kyle Offill, ; 9. 6A-Kyle Miller, ; 10. 3-J.J. Hickle, ; 11. 2JR-Kelly Miller, ; 12. 18-Jason Solwold, ; 13. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 14. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 15. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 16. 29-Willie Croft, ; 17. 10J-Jake Waddell, ; 18. 7H-Jake Haulot, ; 19. 18T-Tanner Holmes, ; 20. 9-Dustin Freitas,

B Feature: 1. 2JR-Kelly Miller, ; 2. 9-Dustin Freitas, ; 3. 3-J.J. Hickle, ; 4. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 5. 5-Brian Boswell, ; 6. 12J-John Clark, ; 7. 2-Alex Pettas, ; 8. 70-Raquel Ivie, ; 9. 28-Mark Herz, ; 10. 11X-Ariel Biggs, ; 11. 15R-Jake Gilman, ; 12. 34-T.J. Richman, ; (DNS) 7N-Zack Lynskey,

Heat 1: 1. 10J-Jake Waddell, ; 2. 18-Jason Solwold, ; 3. 88N-D.J. Netto, ; 4. 9-Dustin Freitas, ; 5. 75-Sean Becker, ; 6. 3-J.J. Hickle, ; 7. 2-Alex Pettas, ; 8. 15R-Jake Gilman,

Heat 2: 1. 7-John Carney II, ; 2. 7T-Tyler Thompson, ; 3. 2JR-Kelly Miller, ; 4. 2K-Kyle Offill, ; 5. 26-Billy Aton, ; 6. 28-Mark Herz, ; 7. 7N-Zack Lynskey,

Heat 3: 1. 29-Willie Croft, ; 2. 18T-Tanner Holmes, ; 3. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 4. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 5. 7H-Jake Haulot, ; 6. 11X-Ariel Biggs, ; 7. 5-Brian Boswell,

Heat 4: 1. 8R-Michael Kofoid, ; 2. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 3. 6A-Kyle Miller, ; 4. 12J-John Clark, ; 5. 70-Raquel Ivie, ; 6. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 7. 34-T.J. Richman,

Qualifying 1: 1. 88N-D.J. Netto, ; 2. 29-Willie Croft, ; 3. 75-Sean Becker, ; 4. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 5. 2-Alex Pettas, ; 6. 7H-Jake Haulot, ; 7. 18-Jason Solwold, ; 8. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 9. 10J-Jake Waddell, ; 10. 18T-Tanner Holmes, ; 11. 9-Dustin Freitas, ; 12. 5-Brian Boswell, ; 13. 3-J.J. Hickle, ; 14. 11X-Ariel Biggs, ; 15. 15R-Jake Gilman,

Qualifying 2: 1. 7T-Tyler Thompson, ; 2. 6A-Kyle Miller, ; 3. 26-Billy Aton, ; 4. 8R-Michael Kofoid, ; 5. 7-John Carney II, ; 6. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 7. 2K-Kyle Offill, ; 8. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 9. 7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 10. 12J-John Clark, ; 11. 2JR-Kelly Miller, ; 12. 70-Raquel Ivie, ; 13. 28-Mark Herz, ; 14. 34-T.J. Richman,

Current Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance Point Standings (Top Ten) 1. 88N-D.J. Netto 183; 2. 7-John Carney II 172; 3. 29-Willie Croft 163; 4. 8R-Michael Kofoid 159; 5. 94-Steven Tiner 155; 6. 33-Lucas Ashe 147; T 26-Billy Aton 147; 8. 2JR-Kelly Miller 139; 9. 31C-Justyn Cox 138; 10. 2K-Kyle Offill 133

2018 Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance Schedule Monday, July 9th-Siskiyou Motor Speedway-Yreka, California-CANCELLED Tuesday, July 10th-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, Oregon-Willie Croft Wednesday, July 11th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, Oregon-Michael Kofoid Thursday, July 12th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon Friday, July 13th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon Saturday, July 14th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon

 

 

Willie Croft Wins Opening Night Of Speedweek Northwest

By Ben Deatherage

(Photo Courtesy of Stephanie Deatherage)

Coos Bay, Oregon- The 2018 Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest, presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance, would kick off for the first time ever on a Tuesday night as well as the first time ever it has begun at Coos Bay Speedway. The Tuesday, July 10th affair would have nineteen cars open up the schedule at the “Clay By The Bay Of The West”. The states of Oregon, California, Texas, and Arizona would be represented as well as the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta.

Roseville, California driver Willie Croft would get out in front for the race lead at the drop of the initial green flag. He would build a sizable distance between him and the rest of the field on the long green flag runs but would be pressured a bit in lapped traffic. After a couple of key decision with the tail end of the pack in congestion he was able to pull away once again.

With a couple of key cautions coming out it allowed Croft to operate in open track. He would go unchallenged the rest of the distance and would win his first career Speedweek Northwest victory. He is also the eighth different winner in as many Speedweek races at Coos Bay Speedway.

D.J. Netto, of Hanford, California, was the runner-up followed by El Paso, Texas chauffeur John Carney II, in third, racing for California car owner Clayton Snow. The top five would be completed by fourth finishing Lucas Ashe, from Cottonwood, California, and Visalia, California driver Steven Tiner, in fifth.

D.J. Netto would set fast time of the night and set a new track record of 12.212 seconds. Heat race wins were collected by Lethbridge, Alberta’s Kelly Miller, Steven Tiner, and Penngrove, California teenager Michael Kofoid running for British Columbia car owners Doug and Kathy Rutz. Willie Croft was victorious in the Trophy Dash to earn his front row inside starting position.

The Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest, presented by BC Motorsport and Highline Performance, schedule will see Willamette Speedway as the next venue of action on Wednesday, July 11th. Front Gates open at 3:30 PM with Racing scheduled to get started around 6:00. Tickets are Adults $16.00, Junior/Military/Seniors $14.00, Youth $10.00, Kids 5 & Under FREE, and the Family Pass is $55.00. Tickets can be purchased online at www.pnwdirtracing.com . For more information log on to www.trophymotorsports.com.

For the latest news and information regarding the Western Sprint Tour be sure and visit sprints.nwextremseries.com or follow the Facebook page at “Western Sprint Tour”.

Race Results:

Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance Race #1

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Coos Bay Speedway

Coos Bay, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 29-Willie Croft, ; 2. 88N-D.J. Netto, ; 3. 7-John Carney II, ; 4. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 5. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 6. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 7. 26-Billy Aton, ; 8. 2JR-Kelly Miller, ; 9. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 10. 7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 11. 18T-Tanner Holmes, ; 12. 8R-Michael Kofoid, ; 13. 2K-Kyle Offill, ; 14. 12J-John Clark, ; 15. 70-Raquel Ivie, ; 16. 2-Alex Pettas, ; 17. 7H-Jake Haulot, ; 18. 5-Brian Boswell, ; 19. 34-T.J. Richman,

Dash: 1. 29-Willie Croft, ; 2. 88N-D.J. Netto, ; 3. 7-John Carney II, ; 4. 8R-Michael Kofoid, ; 5. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 6. 2JR-Kelly Miller,

Heat 1: 1. 2JR-Kelly Miller, ; 2. 88N-D.J. Netto, ; 3. 29-Willie Croft, ; 4. 5-Brian Boswell, ; 5. 70-Raquel Ivie, ; 6. 18T-Tanner Holmes, ; 7. 34-T.J. Richman,

Heat 2: 1. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 2. 2K-Kyle Offill, ; 3. 7-John Carney II, ; 4. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 5. 7H-Jake Haulot, ; 6. 7N-Zack Lynskey,

Heat 3: 1. 8R-Michael Kofoid, ; 2. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 3. 12J-John Clark, ; 4. 26-Billy Aton, ; 5. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 6. 2-Alex Pettas,

Qualifying: 1. 88N-D.J. Netto, ; 2. 7H-Jake Haulot, ; 3. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 4. 29-Willie Croft, ; 5. 7-John Carney II, ; 6. 26-Billy Aton, ; 7. 2JR-Kelly Miller, ; 8. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 9. 8R-Michael Kofoid, ; 10. 18T-Tanner Holmes, ; 11. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 12. 2-Alex Pettas, ; 13. 70-Raquel Ivie, ; 14. 7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 15. 12J-John Clark, ; 16. 5-Brian Boswell, ; 17. 2K-Kyle Offill, ; 18. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 19. 34-T.J. Richman

Current Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance Point Standings (Top Ten)

1. 29-Willie Croft 95; T 88N-D.J. Netto 95; 3. 7-John Carney II 87; T 33-Lucas Ashe 87; 5. 94-Steven Tiner 80; 6. 2JR-Kelly Miller 74; T 31C-Justyn Cox 74; T 26-Billy Aton 74; 9. 21W-Jake Wheeler 66; T 8R-Michael Kofoid 66

2018 Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance Schedule Monday, July 9th-Siskiyou Motor Speedway-Yreka, California-CANCELLED Tuesday, July 10th-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, Oregon-Willie Croft Wednesday, July 11th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, Oregon Thursday, July 12th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon Friday, July 13th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon Saturday, July 14th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon

 

 

Bell Stays Perfect on Home Turf with Tuesday Night Thunder USAC Score

Lonnie Wheatley, MEEKER, Okla. (July 10, 2018) – Norman, Oklahoma native Christopher Bell continues to be seemingly unstoppable on his home turf.

For the fifth time this year, the NASCAR Xfinity Series title contender took to the dirt aboard a Keith Kunz Motorsports Midget in the Sooner State. And, for the fifth time this year, Bell came away with victory honors by driving the Toyota Racing No. 21 to victory lane in the 30-lap finale of “Tuesday Night Thunder” atop the ╝-mile Red Dirt Raceway as the USAC Midget series made a return to Oklahoma for the first time since 1975.

This time, Bell outdueled KKM teammate and current USAC Midget points leader Logan Seavey over the closing rounds to become the seventh different winner in as many series events in the opening leg of the Mid-America Midget Week that continues on throughout Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri with another four nights of competition over the next five nights.

“I hope you all liked that one, that was an awesome track and I can’t thank Cody Brewer enough for having us here,” Bell said in victory lane. “I couldn’t be more proud to have USAC back in Oklahoma and to get a win in front of this incredible crowd.”

Bell started the night by establishing the new USAC Midget track record of 13.558 seconds over a field of 33 in qualifying and then secured the sixth starting position in the feature by racing to a second place finish in his heat race.

With Bell gridding the feature outside the third row, it was pole starter Ryan Robinson gunning into the initial lead as fellow front row starter Tyler Courtney slid off the top of turn one after the first round to bring out the race’s first caution.

Tanner Carrick threw his hat into the lead mix, briefly slipping by Robinson for the point on the third round before Robinson surged back to the front. Seavey was on the move from the fifth starting position, working the low side to edge into the lead by the sixth round with Bell making his way to fourth the ninth circuit.

Bell rode the high side past Carrick and Robinson for second by the time Dave Darland slowed to bring out a caution after 14 laps and the battle was on.

Seavey stayed true to the low side and Bell worked the cushion in the ensuing laps, ultimately nosing into the lead by the 19th lap but not securing the point until low side traffic disrupted Seavey’s pace on the 25th lap.

One final caution for an Ace McCarthy spin in turn four with just three laps to go gave Seavey one last chance to knock off the two-time and reigning Chili Bowl Midget Nationals champion. But, Bell worked the low side of turns one and two and the top of turns three and four over the closing circuits to preserve the win.

“I’m just really fortunate to drive the cars that I do, I have some great teams and fast racecars,” Bell commented.

Sutter, California’s Seavey settled for runner-up honors in the Mobil 1 No. 67 Toyota entry. “It’s tough when the track changes like that,” Seavey said afterward. “I was committed to the bottom, I was just hoping he might make a mistake but he didn’t.”

Another Cali shoe, Carrick, rounded out the podium in third aboard another KKM entry. “I needed a couple of more laps, I think maybe we could have got to second,” he commented.

Tucson native Jerry Coons, Jr., raced from 10th to capture fourth with Broken Arrow native Brady Bacon rounding out the top five. Justin Grant was sixth ahead of Jason McDougal and Kevin Thomas, Jr., while defending series champion Spencer Bayston earned Hard Charger honors by racing from 18th to ninth. Courtney rallied to complete the top ten after his early mishap.

After Bell set quick time to start the night, Chad Boat, Tyler Thomas, Tucker Klaasmeyer and Bayston scored heat race wins before Carrick won the “B” Main.

The USAC Mid-America Midget Week continues with Wednesday’s “Chad McDaniel Memorial” at Solomon Valley Raceway in Beloit, KS, before shifting to Fairbury, Nebraska’s Jefferson County Speedway for the “Midwest Midget Championship” on Friday and Saturday and then wrapping up at Missouri’s Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex on Sunday.

Results:

USAC Midgets – “Tuesday Night Thunder” at Red Dirt Raceway, July 10, 2018

Qualifying: 1. 21-Christopher Bell 13.558, 2. 71k-Tanner Carrick 13.597, 3. 27z-Zane Hendricks 13.628, 4. 67-Logan Seavey 13.647, 5. 17bc-Justin Grant 13.697, 6. 76m-Brady Bacon 13.727, 7. 7bc-Tyler Courtney 13.767, 8. 71-Ryan Robinson 13.837, 9. 8k-Jonathan Beason 13.880, 10. 25-Jerry Coons, Jr. 13.881, 11. 15-Jason McDougal 13.898, 12. 39bc-Cole Bodine 14.081, 13. 28-Ace McCarthy 14.092, 14. 25-Dave Darland 14.122, 15. 63-Kevin Thomas, Jr. 14.137, 16. 67k-Holly Shelton 14.216, 17. 76e-Kyle Craker 14.260, 18. 91T-Tyler Thomas 14.274, 19. 2s-Travis Scott 14.322, 20. 97-Spencer Bayston 14.443, 21. 84-Chad Boat 14.461, 22. 08-Cannon McIntosh 14.472, 23. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer 14.483, 24. 32-Trey Marcham 14.508, 25. 14-Holley Hollan 14.559, 26. 35-Maria Cofer 14.607, 27. 72-Sam Johnson 14.693, 28. 1k-Brayton Lynch 14.799, 29. 77-Payton Pierce 14.915, 30. 89jr-Todd McVay 15.098, 31. 4-Curtis Spicer 16.177, 32. 84s-Shaun Shapel 17.065, 33. 2b-Brett Becker NT.

Heat One (10 Laps): 1. 84-Chad Boat, 2. 21-Christopher Bell, 3. 17bc-Justin Grant, 4. 28-Ace McCarthy, 5. 76e-Kyle Craker, 6. 8k-Jonathan Beason, 7. 14-Holley Hollan, 8. 77-Payton Pierce, 9. 2b-Brett Becker

Heat Two (10 Laps): 1. 91T-Tyler Thomas, 2. 08-Cannon McIntosh, 3. 85-Dave Darland, 4. 76m-Brady Bacon, 5. 25-Jerry Coons, Jr., 6. 71k-Tanner Carrick, 7. 35-Maria Cofer, 8. 89jr-Todd McVay.

Heat Three (10 Laps): 1.27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 2. 63-Kevin Thomas, Jr., 3. 15-Jason McDougal, 4. 7bc-Tyler Courtney, 5. 72-Sam Johnson, 6. 2s-Travis Scott, 7. 4-Curtis Spicer, 8. 27z-Zane Hendricks.

Heat Four (10 Laps): 1. 97-Spencer Bayston, 2. 67k-Holly Shelton, 3. 71-Ryan Robinson, 4. 67-Logan Seavey, 5. 39bc-Cole Bodine, 6. 32-Trey Marcham, 7. 1k-Brayton Lynch. DNS: 84s-Shaun Shapel.

“B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 71k-Tanner Carrick, 2. 25-Jerry Coons, Jr., 3. 76e-Kyle Craker, 4. 8k-Jonathan Beason, 5. 27z-Zane Hendricks, 6. 35-Maria Cofer, 7. 72-Sam Johnson, 8. 14-Holley Hollan, 9. 2s-Travis Scott, 10. 2b-Brett Becker, 11. 77-Payton Pierce, 12. 1k-Brayton Lynch, 13. 32-Trey Marcham, 14. 4-Curtis Spicer, 15. 39bc-Cole Bodine, 16. 89jr-Todd McVay. DNS: 84s-Shaun Shapel.

“A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 21-Christopher Bell (6), 2. 67-Logan Seavey (5), 3. 71k-Tanner Carrick (7), 4. 25-Jerry Coons, Jr. (10), 5. 76m-Brady Bacon (3), 6. 17bc-Justin Grant (4), 7. 15-Jason McDougal (11), 8. 63-Kevin Thomas, Jr. (14), 9. 97-Spencer Bayston (18), 10. 7bc-Tyler Courtney (2), 11. 84-Chad Boat (19), 12. 67k-Holly Shelton (15), 13. 71-Ryan Robinson (1), 14. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer (21), 15. 91T-Tyler Thomas (17), 16. 1k-Brayton Lynch (24), 17. 8k-Jonathan Beason (9), 18. 08-Cannon McIntosh (20), 19. 27z-Zane Hendricks (8), 20. 76e-Kyle Craker (16), 21. 39b-Cole Bodine (23), 22. 28-Ace McCarthy (12), 23. 35-Maria Cofer (22), 24. 85-Dave Darland (13).

Lap Leaders: Ryan Robinson 1-2, Tanner Carrick 3, Ryan Robinson 3-5, Logan Seavey 6-18, Christopher Bell 19-30.

 

 

Schatz gets back on winning track, earns 4th Brad Doty Classic victory at Attica

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio - When you win as much as Donny Schatz has with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, a weekend without a victory might seem...well...terrible. The nine time series champion got back to doing what he does best - win features Tuesday at Attica Raceway Park. The Fargo, North Dakota driver inherited the lead on lap 21 when Brent Marks suffered a flat right rear tire, and drove to his fourth victory in the 30th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics.

Schatz, who now has 13 World of Outlaw wins in 2018, tried an experimental car last weekend in Wisconsin, and the results were finishes of third and fourth place.

"Woo! We won the Brad Doty Classic again! Hats off to this whole Textron team. After last weekend with a third and fourth I felt like the world was caving in on us. We had an experimental race car, we tried a few things but brought out a normal car here tonight. We got really good results and I'm happy for these guys and happy to win the Brad Doty Classic in front of a full house. Thank you guys for packing the house and making it fun," said Schatz beside his Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Sage Fruit/Curb.com backed #15.

NASCAR star Kyle Larson, from Elk Grove, California, put on an exciting drive for the capacity crowd, storming from his 15th place starting position to a runner-up finish. Larson was put back to the second row in his heat by World of Outlaw officials for jumping the start which resulted in a third place finish, thus missing the dash and a top 12 starting position.

"We were able to rebound from 15th and get to second. I thought I had have a good shot at Donny running just off the bottom in one and two and I could run three and four a little bit better than him. But it was tough. You had to take care of your tire up there on the cushion and I'd make myself tight and I'd run harder the next lap and get through the middle okay but hanging on exit. Donny is so good around the bottom and middle and then he can still get up on the curb like that and run hard. He's the best out here. We were just a little bit short. Can't say enough about Paul Silva, Brandt, Finley Farms, Priority Aviation. It's fun to race in front of a big crowd; the Brad Doty Classic is always a big race. I'm happy I've been able to come the last two years and hopefully get a win in the future," Larson said.

Brownsburg, Indiana's Joey Saldana, who won the Dirt Classic Ohio at Attica at the end of the 2017 season, battled within the top three the entire 40 laps and settled for a third place finish.

"When these guys are racing night in and night out they are on their game and right now they're really on their game because it's the month of money and they know how important this month is. To bring the Rudeen team in here tonight with the quality of cars that are here to put it on the front stretch is awesome. I can't thank Kevin Rudeen enough for allowing me to race in a competitive race car and still be a husband and a father. You don't get to do that very much out here especially with the World of Outlaws. I just really would have loved to have won that. When you get to race the two best guys in the world...it's amazing that you get to race with them and see them on the front stretch, knowing it was that close. Only thing you can hope for is that they knew I was here tonight and hopefully we can do it again this weekend," said Saldana beside his Hagar Realty/HEMSaw/Race Rudeen Foundation backed #26.

Carson Macedo and Brent Marks brought the field to green for the 40-lap A-main with Marks holding off fourth starter Schatz for the lead with Macedo sliding back to third followed by Saldana, Rico Abreu and Aaron Reutzel. Greg Wilson coasted to a stop with two laps in and on the restart Marks pulled away from Schatz while Macedo and Saldana battled hard for third. Marks had built a five car length lead when Lee Jacobs stopped with six laps scored. Again on the restart Marks was able to pull away from Schatz while Macedo, Saldana, Abreu, Daryn Pittman and Reutzel gave chase.

By lap 10 Saldana reeled in Schatz and the pair started battling hard for second as Marks was on cruise control. Saldana was able to secure second on lap 13 when Reutzel brought out the caution with mechanical woes. On the double-file restart Marks again pulled away while Saldana and Schatz resumed their tremendous battle for second with Macedo and Abreu in tow. With 25 laps to go Larson had worked his way into the top five. At the half-way point Marks' lead was beginning to evaporate as the leaders prepared to enter into heavy lapped traffic.

Brad Sweet spun on lap 21 and Marks was forced to the work area with a flat right rear tire, handing the lead to Saldana. On the restart Schatz grabbed the lead but Saldana and now Larson made him work to maintain it. Larson took second on lap 24 from Saldana with Abreu and Macedo battling hard for fourth. Two cars who got the crowd's attention were Wilson, who worked his way to seventh after his early race mishap, and Sheldon Haudenschild who started 21st and was up to eighth.

Schatz caught the rear of the field with five laps to go and was able to rim-ride around them to maintain the lead, driving to the checkers over Larson, Saldana, Abreu and Macedo.

"Those yellows weren't really good for me. I needed to be in traffic and force them guys to move around. I did not expect the race track to stay that good on the lip. I thought maybe I'd be able to float the middle. I was really good early and could get the bottom every once and awhile. I thought man we'll just save our tires and it got to the top and I thought eventually it's going to get over the edge and it just didn't. So I had to get up there and go," Schatz explained.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, July 20 on Central Ohio Farmers/Smith Family Foods/ True Alpha Wealth Management Night. In action will be the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics; the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro paying $1,000 to win thanks to Griff's Engines of Sandusky, and the Attica Raceway Park/Oakshade Raceway Late Model Series Challenge.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

Attica Raceway Park Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Brad Doty Classic World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series

Qualifying Flight-A

1. 26-Joey Saldana, 12.375; 2. 57-Kyle Larson, 12.417; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.472; 4. 83-Cory Eliason, 12.48; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.528; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.532; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.578; 8. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.705; 9. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.708; 10. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.731; 11. 8M-T.J. Michael, 12.779; 12. 4H-Cap Henry, 12.782; 13. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.8; 14. 22-Cole Duncan, 12.86; 15. 11N-Craig Mintz, 12.888; 16. 91-Cale Thomas, 12.921; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.926; 18. 9R-Jordan Ryan, 12.951; 19. 97-Broc Martin, 12.958; 20. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.001; 21. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.013; 22. 71H-Ryan Ruhl, 13.152; 23. 49J-Josh Schneiderman, 13.175; 24. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.463; 25. 7K-Cale Conley, NT

Qualifying Flight-B

1. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.582; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.738; 3. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.76; 4. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.802; 5. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.912; 6. 19-Brent Marks, 12.917; 7. 5-David Gravel, 12.962; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.046; 9. 21-Dale Blaney, 13.063; 10. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 13.064; 11. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.105; 12. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.142; 13. 5M-Max Stambaugh, 13.217; 14. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 13.223; 15. 57X-Andrew Palker, 13.279; 16. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.339; 17. 23-D.J. Foos, 13.359; 18. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.421; 19. 16-Chris Andrews, 13.442; 20. 97W-Mitch Wormall, 13.725; 21. 19P-Paige Polyak, 13.745; 22. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.894; 23. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 14.019; 24. 8J-Jess Stiger, 14.293; 25. 20I-Kelsey Ivy, 14.531

Heat #1 - Flight (A) (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer

1. 83-Cory Eliason [2]; 2. 26-Joey Saldana [1]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 4. 97-Broc Martin [7]; 5. 91-Cale Thomas [6]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [4]; 7. 71H-Ryan Ruhl [8]; 8. 7K-Cale Conley [9]; 9. 5T-Travis Philo [5]

Heat #2 - Flight (A) (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer

1. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 3. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 4. 8M-T.J. Michael [4]; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn [7]; 6. 22-Cole Duncan [5]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 8. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [8]

Heat #3 - Flight (A) (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer

1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [1]; 3. 4H-Cap Henry [4]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 5. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [7]; 6. 9R-Jordan Ryan [6]; 7. 11N-Craig Mintz [5]; 8. 49D-Shawn Dancer [8]

Heat #4 - Flight (B) (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer

1. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 3. 5-David Gravel [3]; 4. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [4]; 5. 16-Chris Andrews [7]; 6. 5M-Max Stambaugh [5]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [8]; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy [9]; 9. 5R-Byron Reed [6]

Heat #5 - Flight (B) (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer

1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 5. 4-Parker Price-Miller [5]; 6. 23-D.J. Foos [6]; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [8]; 8. 97W-Mitch Wormall [7]

Heat #6 - Flight (B) (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer

1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 19-Brent Marks [2]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [4]; 4. 21-Dale Blaney [3]; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker [6]; 6. 8J-Jess Stiger [8]; 7. 57X-Andrew Palker [5]; 8. 19P-Paige Polyak [7]

Dash - Callies Performance Products (6 Laps)

1. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 2. 26-Joey Saldana [4]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 5. 83-Cory Eliason [1]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [5]

Dash #2 - Priority Aviation Dash (6 Laps)

1. 19-Brent Marks [6]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [1]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 6. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]

D-main (8 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer

1. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [3]; 2. 71H-Ryan Ruhl [1]; 3. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [6]; 4. 8J-Jess Stiger [7]; 5. 49D-Shawn Dancer [5]; 6. 20I-Kelsey Ivy [8]; 7. 19P-Paige Polyak [2]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides [4]; 9. 5T-Travis Philo [9]; 10. 7K-Cale Conley [10]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer

1. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1]; 2. 16-Chris Andrews [8]; 3. 5R-Byron Reed [2]; 4. 9R-Jordan Ryan [3]; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker [6]; 6. 97-Broc Martin [5]; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn [7]; 8. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [11]; 9. 97W-Mitch Wormall [10]; 10. 71H-Ryan Ruhl [12]; 11. 23-D.J. Foos [4]; 12. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [9]

B-Main - Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer

1. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 2. 21-Dale Blaney [2]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [6]; 4. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [4]; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [3]; 6. 8M-T.J. Michael [5]; 7. 16-Chris Andrews [14]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13]; 9. 91-Cale Thomas [11]; 10. 4-Parker Price-Miller [10]; 11. 11N-Craig Mintz [9]; 12. 22-Cole Duncan [7]; 13. 5M-Max Stambaugh [8]; 14. 57X-Andrew Palker [12]

A-main (40 Laps)

1. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [15]; 3. 26-Joey Saldana [3]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [5]; 5. 3G-Carson Macedo [1]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [7]; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [21]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [18]; 9. 5-David Gravel [14]; 10. 2-Shane Stewart [8]; 11. 83-Cory Eliason [9]; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart [13]; 13. 10H-Chad Kemenah [16]; 14. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [22]; 15. 49X-Tim Shaffer [12]; 16. 18-Ian Madsen [23]; 17. 49-Brad Sweet [10]; 18. 81-Lee Jacobs [19]; 19. 8M-T.J. Michael [24]; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen [11]; 21. 21-Dale Blaney [20]; 22. 4H-Cap Henry [17]; 23. 19-Brent Marks [2]; 24. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]

KSE Hard Charger Award: 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[+14]

 


 

David Hibbard Wins Third Straight Sprint Car feature At Southern Oregon Speedway

By Don Martin II White City, Oregon...July 7...Leading from the drop of the green flag, David Hibbard went on to win the 25 lap Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car Main Event at Southern Oregon Speedway Saturday night. It was the third straight win and fourth of the season for the current point leader, and it came aboard his Dave's Carpet and Vinyl Liquidators sponsored mount.

David Hibbard kicked things into high gear in his six lap heat race as he held off Blaine Cory for the victory. Garen Linder made his first start in the class and outran Bailey Hibbard to win their race. Linder continued his momentum by holding off Hibbard to win the six lap Scramble. However, Hibbard charged into the Main Event lead as Bob Fredrickson waved the green flag. Linder was an early second ahead of Cory and Bailey Hibbard. Tanner Holmes raced past Bailey Hibbard for the fourth position on lap four, and Hibbard caught slower traffic by lap 11. Cory was starting to pressure Linder for the second position and made the pass on lap 15. However, David Hibbard had a good lead that he took to the checkered flag. Cory, who is the top rookie in the field, scored his second straight runner-up finish, followed by Linder, Holmes, Bailey Hibbard, Charlie Thompson, Jeffrey Hudson, Merissa Henson and Aaron Miller. Calvin Hibbard scratched early in the evening with motor problems.< br> The Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars return this Saturday night as part of Kids Night at the speedway. Joining them will be the Late Models, Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stocks and JOAT Labs Hornets. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.

Race Results Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars Heat 1-David Hibbard, Blaine Cory, Charlie Thompson, Jeffrey Hudson, Aaron Miller.

Heat 2-Garen Linder, Bailey Hibbard, Tanner Holmes, Merissa Henson.

Scramble-Garen Linder, David Hibbard, Blaine Cory, Bailey Hibbard.

Main Event-David Hibbard, Blaine Cory, Garen Linder, Tanner Holmes, Bailey Hibbard, Charlie Thompson, Jeffrey Hudson, Merissa Henson, Aaron Miller, Calvin Hibbard NS.

 

 

Matt Tanner Takes Checkers; Danny Varin Captures Second Donath Motor Worx CNY Speedweek Championship with Lucas Oil ESS at the Utica-Rome Speedway

By MIKE MALLETT

VERNON, NY – Donath MotorWorx Central New York Speedweek came to a close on Sunday night at the Utica-Rome Speedway with another different winner in victory lane while a familiar face was able to grab the week long championship.

Matt Tanner, of Stephentown, N.Y., utilized the outside lane of the speedway to work his way from 12th up to the top spot to score his first win of the 2018 season with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints. Tanner earned $2,500 for winning the E & V Energy, NAPA Auto Parts, Mach 1 Chassis 25-lap feature. Danny Varin’s second place finish was enough to secure him his second consecutive Speedweek championship.

“After the heat I was little disappointed honestly because I thought we had a really good car in hot laps, then we kind of lost it and then we redrew 12 and I thought we were done for the night,” said Tanner after the win. “The guys gave me an awesome car tonight. They went out and watered that top and that was perfect. Man, I can’t believe we won from 12th.”

Friday night’s feature winner Steve Poirier took the lead after starting second at the green. Unfortunately he was only able to lead a lap before driveline issues caused his No. 28FM to slow to a stop in the fourth corner. This handed the lead over to Saturday night winner Jordan Poirier.

Jordan brought the field back up to speed in his first ever visit to Utica-Rome Speedway while Tanner was busy flying around the top side. Tanner got to second on lap three of the feature when another caution was necessary for a slowing Mark Smith.

The restart was all Tanner needed to take his No. 90 to the lead. Jordan went to the bottom of turns one and two with Tanner rocketing around him on the outside to take the lead as they exited turn two. Jordan fought back on the bottom of turns three and four but it wasn’t enough to get back to Tanner.

Tanner paced the field with Varin, who started ninth taking over the second position on lap seven. Jordan was searching for a faster lane which Varin took advantage of. Varin worked the bottom of the speedway in turns one and two to get around Jordan for second.

The follow circuit Chuck Hebing entered the fray after starting 22nd. Hebing, like Tanner, was using the extreme outside of the speedway to make up ground. He blew by the field on the top allowing him to make huge gains in the early parts of the event.

“That second restart I was kind of worried because we were on the inside,” stated Tanner. “I kind of bullied my way to the top down the frontstretch because I knew no one was going to run up there. Everyone saw the water on the bottom. I got a little nervous when I saw the 00 (Varin) and the 45 (Hebing) from the B-Main, but we ran some good clean laps and put it away.”

Tanner got his first major taste of traffic just before the halfway point of the race. His lane around the top proved to be the place to be as much of the traffic went to the inside groove on the speedway giving Tanner an open look to get by. This forced Varin to alter his line to move to the outside.

The final stages of the race saw Varin begin to close in on Tanner as the top lane began to change. Tanner was able to ride high for the final few laps to pick up his third career win at the Utica-Rome Speedway with the Empire Super Sprints.

Varin, of Fonda, N.Y., worked as hard as he could to make the bottom of the speedway go. The top just proved to be too good over the course of the race to allow Varin to have a shot at Tanner.

“Halfway through I felt like we were tracking him down pretty good,” cited Varin. “The bottom just started getting a little slick and he was so good at rolling the black. Last time here I told my crew chief that Tanner had the fastest car and he showed it tonight.”

By virtue of his solid week, which included only one finish outside the top five, Varin joined Steve Poirier as a two-time Donath Motor Worx Central New York Speedweek Champion.

“It’s huge,” commented Varin about another title. “Last year I really didn’t care about the points. I really never even thought about it until Dean (Reynolds) ran up and told us we won the championship. I just didn’t think about it. This year we had everyone coming up to us letting us know where we stood.”

Chuck Hebing completed the night on the podium finishing third. Hebing worked the cushion throughout the race but could never gain enough ground to be able to challenge the top two before the checkered flag.

“I had a real good car but we got in trouble in the heat race and that got us way behind tonight,” said Hebing. “We had to run the B-Main. Starting 22nd in this group of people it is a tough go. We had a heck of a car. We had something for them but I think I used it up a little bit. We’ll take third with the way it started.”

Cory Sparks finished in the fourth position in his only Speedweek start while Mike Mahaney had his best run of the week finishing in fifth.

A Speedweek high of 42 cars filled the pits on a beautiful Sunday night.

Donath MotorWorx CNY Speedweek Night #5

Lucas Oil ESS/Mach 1 Chassis A-Main Utica-Rome Speedway – Matt Tanner ($2,585), Danny Varin ($1,510), Chuck Hebing ($1,200), Cory Sparks ($725), Mike Mahaney ($555), Larry Wight ($470), Bobby Varin ($455), Jordan Poirier ($495), Jason Barney ($535), Shawn Donath ($450), Paulie Colagiovanni ($395), Coleman Gulick ($345), Billy VanInwegen ($300), Dylan Westbrook ($375), Matt Billings ($300), Josh Pieniazek ($350), Chad Miller ($300), Jonathan Preston ($300), Jeff Cook ($100), Yan Bilodeau ($300), Keith Granholm ($300), Brett Wright ($100), Eddie Strada ($300), Paul Kinney ($350), Mark Smith ($350), Steve Poirier ($325)

Did Not Qualify – Emily VanInwegen, Sean Durand, Josh Flint, Dave Wickham, Ryan Harrison, Tyler Trump, Steve Glover, Dave Axton, Kelly Hebing, Dan Douville, Scott Holcomb, Mike Kiser, Denny Peebles, Bobby Hackel, James Hanson, Jeremiah Munson

E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time – B. Varin, Smith, Tanner, Gulick $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Westbrook, Sparks, S. Poirier, J. Poirier $25

Power Seal Power Move of the Night – Hebing $100

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Tanner $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – J. Poirier $50

Insinger Performance Hard Charger – Hebing (18 pos), $50

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals 14th Anniversary – Westbrook $50

Fondations 55 Last Car Lead Lap – Pieniazek $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Miller, Hebing - $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Mahaney $25

SUNY Canton Smart Finish – Colagiovanni $35

Prestige Pool and Spa/Cobra Coaches Dash – Barney ($125), Smith ($75), Donath ($50), Kinney ($50)

Around Town Plumbing and Heating Just Missed – Hackel, Peebles $25

Ashley Lynn Winery Podium – Tanner, D. Varin, Hebing $10

Hoosier Tire – Kinney $200

Final Donath MotorWorx CNY Speedweek Points.

Danny Varin 547 Steve Poirier 483 Jason Barney 475 Chuck Hebing 450 Shawn Donath 420 Matt Tanner 410 Mark Smith 392 Mike Mahaney 379 Paulie Colagiovanni Coleman Gulick 352

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Kyle Miller Wins Seventh Career Herz Precision Parts Wingless Nationals At CGS

By Ben Deatherage

Cottage Grove, Oregon- The Wingless Sprint Series would have their biggest race of the year on Saturday, July 7th. Cottage Grove Speedway would be the venue of action and it marked the fourth occasion that the series had ventured there in 2018. Twenty Non-Wing Sprint Cars from Oregon, Washington, and California comprised of the roster.

At the drop of the green flag, for the fifty-lap main event, Jonathan Jorgenson took to the front right off of the bat. Jorgenson, from Tacoma, Washington and racing for Sterling Kane, held the top position for an impressive amount of time. On the twenty-first lap Trent Carter made the pass on Jorgenson for first.

After a brief stoppage on lap twenty-three, for fuel, Carter would resume the race as the pace setter. Carter, now residing in Huntington Beach, California, would be ran down on the twenty-sixth pass around the ╝-mile. Kyle Miller would be the driver to make the decisive maneuver.

Kyle Miller, racing for Kady Adelman and from Salem, motored his mount away from the field and dominated the balance of the distance. Miller would cross the stripe in first to win his seventh career Herz Precision Parts Wingless Nationals. It his second WSS of 2018 and his sixth career series triumph.

Ricky Ashley, out of Thurston, rallied to runner-up finish followed by Trent Carter, in third. Jonathan Jorgenson ended his evening fourth with the top five being capped off by Lindsay Barney, of Eagle Creek, in fifth.

Kyle Miller would claim the Maxline Custom Cases Quick Time Award. Van Raden Industries heat race winners were Kyle Miller, Ricky Ashley, and the Rob Lindsey owned entry driven by Cottage Grove’s Nate Ellertson. Miller also went on to win the Herz Precision Part Pole Shootout to start up front but accepted the crowd’s challenge to start dead last. Miller would also be the Speedmart Inc. Hardcharger Award.

The Wingless Sprint Series return to racing on Saturday, July 21st. It will mark the return leg to Willamette Speedway where they battled it out on the 1/3-mile clay oval back in late June. For the latest news and information log on to wingless.nwextremeseries.com .

Race Results:

Herz Precision Parts Wingless Nationals

Wingless Sprint Series Race #7

Saturday, July 7th, 2018

Cottage Grove Speedway

Cottage Grove, Oregon

A-Feature: 1. 6A-Kyle Miller; 2. 85-Ricky Ashley; 3. 13-Trent Carter; 4. 89-Jonathan Jorgenson; 5. 57-Lindsay Barney; 6. 23-Rob Lindsey; 7. 28-Mark Herz; 8. 23S-Nate Ellertson; 9. 57D-Dusty Redmond; 10. 4D-Cooper Desbiens; 11. 11X-Chris Batalgia; 12. 15R-Ariel Biggs; 13. 27W-Guy Weedman; 14. 8X-Otto Jorgenson; 15. 38-Nate Geister; 16. 18-Gene Cannon; 17. 54-Johnnie Butler; 18. 52-Tim Alberding; 19. 26K-Tim Kennedy; DNS 21-Mike Griffith

 

 

Double-X Speedway
California, MO July 8, 2018

For Immediate Release— 6th annual “Race for Riley”

The 6th annual “Race for Riley” was contested Sunday night at Double-X Speedway honoring the memory of Riley Hudson, a young race fan taken from us all too soon. This annual event features many give aways for young races fans, raffles for all and added money in the Street Stock class. The events also help to raise funds to continue the event and to make a donation to Womens and Childrens Hospital in Columbia. A good competitive field of cars were on hand to challenge themselves on the little quarter mile clay track at the edge of town. The evening started with tributes to Riley Hudson by her mother Tara, a thank you from the family of Jason Johnson delivered by his cousin and crew chief Philip Dietz and then introduction of all drivers in attendance followed by the traditional Frisbee toss to the fans in the stands. The featured Street Stock division was the first class on the track with heat race winners Cole Henson and Clayton Campbell starting on the front row. Campbell who was victorious in the Dash for Cash, picking up $400 from All Pro Seal Coating of California, took the lead coming out of turn 2 and quickly opened up a 10 car length lead on the field. Campbell was able to maintain the lead throughout the 15 lap event, surviving a few caution flags and coming home victorious for the second year in a row. Cole Henson finished second, John Clancy third, Steve Beach was fourth and John Ketterer came home fifth. Completing the top ten were Dale Berry, Evan Hays, Marshall Berry, Joe Miller and Mark Davis respectively. Brandon Hays and Tyler Blank completed the field for the event.

In the Hobby Stock division, multi time feature winner Kevin Prall was on the pole with second heat race winner Kyle Smith in the outside. At the drop of the green Smith would take the early lead in his 11K machine out of Stover, MO. Kevin Prall would give chase through a series of caution flags until his car suffered a mechanical problem and impacted the outside wall requiring him to retire to the pit area and to get checked out by the trackside ambulance. When racing resumed, Smith was still leading with Chuck Coffey, Drew Tully and Aaron Brookshier giving chase. Smith would be able to go the distance in picking up the win. Coffey crossed the lines second, Brookshier made a white flag lap pass to take third, Tully was fourth and Blaze Belt came in fifth.

The 600cc Winged Micro Sprint feature event brought the fans to life over the final three laps. Philip Dietz took the lead at the outset and was masterfully running the cushion in maintaining his lead. Tom Curran was slowly gaining on the leader by running the low line. On lap 13 Curran caught Dietz and passed for the lead, Dietz would pass him back in turns 1 & 2, on lap 14 Curran would use the same crossover to pass in turns 3 & 4, one more try Dietz would come up short and Curran would receive the victors spoils. Dietz came across the line second, Jordan Howell was third, Travis Arnold was fourth and Garet Williamson was fifth. Dietz and Arnold claimed the heat race wins.

In the Winged Sprint Cars, Tyler Elliott of California made his return to Double-X Speedway known by winning his heat race in a decisive manner. Tyler Blank, winner of his heat race started on the pole alongside Elliott. At the drop of the green Elliott used the high line to take the lead and for the next 20 laps he had the field covered. Blank would use the low and middle grooves to try to mount a challenge but was denied by Elliott. On lap 20 though Elliott would run out of cushion in turns 1 & 2 and complete a 360 degree spin bringing out the caution flag. On the restart Blank would lead Ayrton Gennetten to the checkers. Tyler Utz would find a resurgence on the caution and made a late race pass for third, Ben Brown was fourth, Lanny Carpenter was fifth and Tyler Elliott crossed the line sixth. Thanks to everyone for coming out and supporting the “Race for Riley”. Be sure to come out next week for Sunday Night Thunder at Double-X Speedway

Double-X Speedway Race for Riley Race Results July 8, 2018.
Street Stocks- Feature Event – 1. 30C-Clayton Campbell; 2. 31C-Cole Henson; 3. 8-John Clancy; 4. 10-Steve Beach; 5. 90-John Ketterer; 6. 05-Dale Berry; 7. 7-Evan Hays; 8. 4-Marshall Berry; 9. 409-Joe Miller; 10. 56-Mark Davis; 11. 54Brandon Hays; 12. 2-Tyler Blank; 13. 52J-James Keeran
Heat 1- 1. Henson; 2. Beach; 3. M. Berry; 4. D. Berry; 5. B. Hays; 6. Davis
Heat 2- 1. Campbell; 2. Clancy; 3. Ketterer; 4. Blank; 5. Keeran; 6. Miller

Winged Sprint Cars- Feature Event- 1. 75-Tyler Blank; 2. 3-Ayrton Gennetten; 3. 3V-Tyler Utz; 4. 49B-Ben Brown; 5. 43-Lanny Carpenter; 6. 49-Tyler Elliott; 7. 99-Bailey Elliott; 8. 75E-Broc Elliott
Heat 1-1. Blank; 2. Utz; 3. Carpenter; 4. Broc Elliott
Heat 2- 1. T. Elliott; 2. Gennetten; 3. Brown; 4. Bailey Elliott

600cc Winged Micro Sprints- Feature Event- 1. 11X-Tomw Curran; 2. 14-Philip Dietz; 3. 3J-Jordan Howell; 4. 75-Travis Arnold; 5. 3G-Garet Williamson; 6. 35-Aubrey Smith; 7. 26B-Nick Rasa; 8. 3D- Xavier Doney; 9. 15S- Cale Hulsey
Heat 1- 1. Dietz; 2. Curran; 3. Howell; 4. Rasa; 5. Smith
Heat 2- 1. Arnold; 2. Hulsey; 3. Doney; 4. Williamson

 

 

Kyle Alberding Scores NSRA Winged Sprintcar Series Win At Mission Valley Speedway

By Ben Deathearge

Polson, Montana- The NSRA Winged Sprintcar Series would venture to Mission Valley Speedway on Saturday, July 7th for their one and only race in the state of Montana and it would be a packed house in the stands. The hospitality from the 3/8-mile facility and the enthusiasm of the fans was top notch and the series hopes to work with the track in years to come. Fourteen cars from the states of Idaho, Washington, and Oregon as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia would make the journey.

Spokane, Washington’s T.J. Sneva would pounce out in front of the field on the initial start to grab the lead. He would remain there for the first two circuits before being passed by Randy DuBois. DuBois, of Redmond, Washington, set a fast pace until lap ten when he lost the top spot.

Roseburg, Oregon teenager Kyle Alberding, racing for car owner Art Holte, made it past DuBois to become the new leader. Alberding would blaze the trail the rest of the way to win his second main event of 2018 with the series.

Randy DuBois was a respectable second while Ron Larson, of Quesnel, British Columbia, placed third. Andy Alberding, also of Roseburg, Oregon, crossed the wire in fourth and finishing fifth would be Aaron Willison, racing for car owners Rod and Gord Rendle, from Langley, British Columbia. Heat race winners were DuBois and Granite Falls, Washington chauffeur Jason Thomas.

The NSRA Winged Sprintcar Series will take the rest of the month of July off before returning to racing for the Rory Price Memorial. Evergreen Speedway, in Monroe, Washington, will once again be the host of the event and it will occur on Saturday, August 4th.

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

Race Results:

Mission Valley Shootout

Saturday, July 7th, 2018

Mission Valley Speedway

Polson, Montana

A-Feature: 1. 33-Kyle Alberding; 2. 7D-Randy DuBois; 3. 12-Ron Larson; 4. 76-Andy Alberding; 5. 14-Aaron Willison; 6. 98H-Matt Hein; 7. 33J-Jeff Montgomery; 8. 32R-Ryan Orchard; 9. 28-Colton Nelson; 10. 25Z-T.J. Sneva; 11. 36-Jason Thomas; 12. 65-Levi Rose; 13. 32-Mitch Holte; 14. 84-Don Williams

 

Carrick Edges Seavey for 37th Annual Pepsi Nationals WIN

Sun Prairie, WI - Standing tall in victory lane, Tanner Carrick etched his name in history, claiming the 37th annual Pepsi Nationals at Angell Park Speedway with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League. Carrick will now go down as the 22nd different victor in Pepsi Nationals competition.

Starting in the sixth position after the invert for the main event, Carrick had his work cut out for him to move forward. Early race leader Ryan Robinson held the advantage over Zach Daum in the opening laps until Daum pushed past Robinson for the lead. One of the first drivers to charge the top side of the historic third mile, Carrick utilized the cushion and moved into second early on.

After Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammate Logan Seavey shuffled both Carrick and Daum back with 22 laps down, Carrick's line off turn four came in as the driver out of Lincoln, California began catching Seavey. Coming off turn four to the checkered, Carrick narrowly edged Seavey at the line, squeaking past on the high side. Zach Daum took fourth, while Jake Neuman completed the drive of the night, charging from 23rd to fourth after electing to take a provisional following mechanical issues at the beginning of the night. Tucker Klaasmeyer rounded out the top five.

"I was glad to see Logan turn it there off the bottom," commented Tanner Carrick. "He didn't know I was there and by the time I went to pass him it was a really late chance. I shouldn't have tried running the middle around Daum on the restart, but I learned my lesson and drove back around them. I can't thank enough my team for all their hard work. Only two of our cars rolled back in the trailer last night. By the end of the night, we had them all ready to go for today."

"Another night where we were really and the car was really good," said Logan Seavey. "It's just another one of those deals where you get stuck in lap traffic and it paid off for Tanner, obviously. He got a good run and ripped around me on the top. I thought I was going to clear the lapper and get down to the moisture on the bottom, but the 11 car hit the bottom really good there and I couldn't get down all the way and ended up hung out the in the slick. I can't say enough about this team."

"I went with a harder tire and it bit me there," stated Zach Daum. "It sealed up there on that restart and it took the rubber to get the tire to fire back off. My good instincts said to go with the three and my gut was a little wrong tonight. We'll take it and move on."

Midgets

Toyota Quick Time: 71K - TANNER CARRICK

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 71K - TANNER CARRICK, Heat 2: 67K - HOLLY SHELTON, Heat 3: 71 - RYAN ROBINSON, Heat 4: 38 - MITCHELL DAVIS

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 71K - TANNER CARRICK

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 2. 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY 3. 5D - ZACH DAUM 4. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 5. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 6. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 7. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 8. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT 9. 3 - BILL BALOG 10. 82 - MIKE HESS 11. 72 - SAM JOHNSON 12. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 13. 31 - RAY SEACH 14. 57 - ANDREW FELKER 15. 7 - AUSTIN BROWN 16. 2 - ZACH BODEN 17. 9KL - KEVIN OLSON 18. 11 - TYLER BARAN 19. 14JR - HOLLEY HOLLAN 20. 99 - RYAN PROBST 21. 21 - KURT MAYHEW 22. 20 - CODY WEISENSEL 23. 51 - JOE B MILLER

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STEWART WINS VAN CONETT CLASSIC

By Joe Shivak

STOCKTON, Calif. –Matt Stewart won the Joe Hunt Magneto Series feature at the Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday night. The main event was abbreviated to 20 laps, 5 laps short of the scheduled distance and served as a support race for the Salute to LeeRoy Van Conett.

Stewart’s black no. 33 took the lead on lap 18 with a back stretch pass on Shawn Jones who had led from the start. Jones held on to take the second spot despite a fierce challenge from Robert Floyd.

The race was red flagged when two cars ended up over the first turn and Cody Spencer on his side on the track. Adam Teves and Troy DeGaton were the two cars ellimated in the crash while Spencer’s car was up righted and he resumed.

Due to the number of caution delays and the lateness of the night, officials cut short the laps for the six remaining cars.

FINISH:

Matt Stewart, Shawn Jones, Robert Floyd, Nick Larson, Ryon Siverling, Cody Spencer, Casey McClain, Troy DeGaton, Adam Teves, Tim Sherman JR, Bryan Grier, Ron Laplant, Rick Gutzke, Paul Vandenberg, Bob Davis, Brian Speary, Angelique Bell

 

 

CORY TURNER SCORES SECOND CAREER SOS WIN WITH DOMINATING PERFORMANCE AT BRIGHTON

By Clayton Johns

BRIGHTON, Ont. (July 7, 2018) – Cory Turner took full advantage of his pole starting position at Brighton Speedway on Saturday night. Turner started on the front row for round two of the Southern Ontario Sprints 2018 campaign aboard his Hill’s Racing No.97 and held off Mitch Brown through lapped traffic to lead all 25 laps for his second career victory with the Southern Ontario Sprints.

“it got a little hairy there at times,” Turner said in Victory Lane, “ but if you’re going to win Sprint Car races, you better be good in lapped traffic. This car was absolutely phenomenal and these guys just thrashed today to get this thing together. It was just a rocket. I can’t thank Pam, Miles and Alex Hill enough for letting me run their stuff and (the crew) was just phenomenal today. We’re going to have a big party tonight!”

Cory Turner started on the front row with his father, who made the redraw after beating Cory in the first heat race of the night and also won the DockRUs.ca Dash for Cash. Cory jumped to the early advantage, but the caution flag waved before the second lap was complete when Mike Ferrell spun his No.15 in turn two.

On the ensuing restart, seventh-starting Chris Jones of Picton, Ont. made a run forward and moved into third behind Brantford, Ont. driver Mitch Brown by lap five. Cory Turner raced away from the Brown and Jones in clean air with a half straightaway advantage on the one-third mile oval, but encountered lapped traffic on lap eight. Turner was saved from having to move through the slower cars just as Brown had caught the race leader before the caution flag waved on lap 10 as defending series champion Dylan Westbrook spun in turn four.

Brown offered his best on the restart, but remained second ahead of Jones, Jake Brown and Jamie Turner. By lap 17, the top three remained the same with Cory working into traffic again, this time maintaining his lead as he worked through the slower cars.

With five laps to go, two lapped cars separated Cory Turner from Mitch Brown and the race seemed in hand for the driver of the No.97. Then, with 23 laps complete, Cory tried to slide between two slower cars in turns one and two, moving up just in front of Ferrell’s No.15. Slight contact between the front bumper of Ferrell and the tail tank of the No.97 pitched Ferrell sideways and caused contact with Mike Thorne’s No.55. Thorne came to rest on an infield tractor tire, ending his night.

The third and final yellow flag set up a green-white-checkered finish. In clean air, Cory Turner wouldn’t be denied the victory as he drove to the win over Mitch Brown and 2014 series champion Chris Jones.

“We were just second best tonight, plain and simple,” Mitch Brown relayed in Victory Lane. “Good job to Cory. They ran a good race.”

“The bottom was the place to be tonight,” said Chris Jones following the race. “We just put this car back together. It was the car we ran last year and I thought we ran better with it so we put it back together and had a decent run.”

Jake Brown claimed fourth while 13th starting Ryan Turner finished fifth to claim the night’s hard charger. Shawn Sliter, Dylan Westbrook, Tyler Hendricks, Holly Porter and Jamie Turner rounded out the top-10.

The Southern Ontario Sprints continue their 2018 season when they return to Brighton Speedway for Round 3 on Saturday, July 28. Race time is 7:00pm. For additional event information, visit www.brightonspeedway.com.

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS RACE REPORT 2018 SEASON EVENT #2 – SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2018 BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY – BRIGHTON ON

ENTRY LIST (Number Name – Hometown)

0 Holly Porter – Delhi, ON 9 Steve Lyons – Carlisle, ON 10 Mitch Brown – Brantford, ON 11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre, ON 11J Chris Jones – Picton, ON 15 Mike Ferrell – London, ON 15aw April Wilson – Joyceville, ON 22 Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne, ON 22x Al Gilletta Jr. – St. Catharines, ON 25 Warren Mahoney – Lefroy, ON 38 Tyler Hendricks – Pain Court, ON 47x Dylan Westbrook – Scotland, ON 55 Mike Thorne – Caledonia, ON 66 Frank Baranowski – Mount Hope, ON 71s Josh Sliter – Port Colborne, ON 84 Tyler Rand – Picton, ON 91 Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre, ON 97 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre, ON 98 Paul Pekkonen – Brockville, ON 110 Jake Brown – Brantford, ON

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps –1:52.784 – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 11 Jamie Turner (2) 2. 97 Cory Turner (1) 3. 110 Jake Brown (6) 4. 47x Dylan Westbrook (7) 5. 91 Ryan Turner (3) 6. 0 Holly Porter (5) 7. 9 Steve Lyons (4)

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – No Time – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 25 Warren Mahoney (3) 2. 38 Tyler Hendricks (4) 3. 71s Josh Sliter (1) 4. 66 Frank Baranowski (2) 5. 15aw April Wilson (7) 6. 98 Paul Pekkonen (5) 7. DNF 84 Tyler Rand (6)

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – No Time – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 22 Shawn Sliter (1) 2. 11J Chris Jones (5) 3. 10 Mitch Brown (6) 4. 55 Mike Thorne (3) 5. 15 Mike Ferrell (4) 6. 22x Al Gilletta Jr. (2)

DASH FOR CASH (4 Laps – No Time – Presented by Docks R Us.ca) 1. 11 Jamie Turner (1) 2. 25 Warren Mahoney (2) 3. 22 Shawn Sliter (3) 4. 11J Chris Jones (4) 5. 38 Tyler Hendricks (5) 6. 97 Cory Turner (6)

FEATURE (25 laps – No Time) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 97 Cory Turner (1) 2. 10 Mitch Brown (3) 3. 11J Chris Jones (7) 4. 1-10 Jake Brown (9) 5. 91 Ryan Turner (13) 6. 22 Shawn Sliter (4) 7. 47x Dylan Westbrook (10) 8. 38 Tyler Hendricks (5) 9. 0 Holly Porter (16) 10. 11 Jamie Turner (2) 11. 9 Steve Lyons (19) 12. 66 Frank Baranowski (11) 13. 25 Warren Mahoney (8) 14. 15aw April Wilson (14) 15. 98 Paul Pekkonen (17) 16. 71s Josh Sliter (6) 17. 22x Al Gilletta Jr. (18) 18. 15 Mike Ferrell (15) 19. 55 Mike Thorne (12) DNS 84 Tyler Rand A-Feature Lap Leaders – Cory Turner 1-25 Hard Charger – Ryan Turner +8 (13th to 5th)

2018 SEASON FEATURE WINNERS Dylan Westbrook – 1 (Brighton Speedway – June 16) Cory Turner – 1 (Brighton Speedway – July 7)

UP NEXT: Brighton Speedway, Brighton, Ont. – Saturday, July 28, 2018 About the Southern Ontario Sprints: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. 2018 marks the 23rd year of operation for the Southern Ontario Sprints tour. The 2018 schedule consists of 12 events at four different race tracks in Ontario; each SOS tour event pays a minimum of $1,200-to-win and $240-to-start. Visit www.SouthernOntarioSprints.ca for more information.

Website: www.SouthernOntarioSprints.ca Twitter: @SOSsprints Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SouthernOntarioSprints YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/SOSsprints

 

Sprint Car Challenge Tour

San Jose, California’s Tim Kaeding battled his way around Mitchell Faccinto early on and held off a charging DJ Netto late in the going to claim his first career Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards triumph on Saturday in Stockton.
Kaeding’s win at the “Salute to LeRoy Van Conett” came aboard the Joshua Bates owned R&B Company No. 42x and earned him $3,000 by collecting the Kyle Larson Racing full-time bonus money. He becomes the eighth different winner in the eight main events held so far this season.
Netto’s charge from the 13th starting spot to finish second earned him the Pit Stop USA Hard Charger Award in the feature. The Hanford driver closed in on Kaeding as the laps wound down and came up just short at the finish line. Faccinto and Roseville driver’s Sean Becker and Willie Croft completed the top-five. For Becker it was his third consecutive fourth place effort in Sprint Car Challenge Tour competition.
The remainder of the top-10 was filled out by Lemoore’s Cole Macedo, Penngrove’s Buddy Kofoid, Hollister’s Ryan Bernal, Paradise’ Kyle Hirst and Roseville’s Colby Copeland.
A-main finish Stockton Dirt Track: 1. #42X Tim Kaeding, 2. #88N D.J. Netto, 3. #37 Mitchell Faccinto 4. #75 Sean Becker 5. #29 Willie Croft 6. #21X Cole Macedo 7. #4S Michael Kofoid 8. #22 Ryan Bernal 9. #83 Kyle Hirst 10. #5C Colby Copeland 11. #83SA Matt Dumesny 12. #7 John Carney 13. #X1 Andy Forsberg 14. #20 DJ Freitas 15. #94 Steven Tiner 16. #99T Tanner Boul 17. #5 Kalib Henry 18. #2K Kyle Offill 19. #P37 Matt Petersen 20. #3C Tanner Thorson 21. #31C Justyn Cox 22. #3 Craig Stidham 23. #7C Tony Gualda 24. #56 Justin Sanders
Full results are available at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1556960
The Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards points chase has closed up even further following Saturday’s event. Kyle Hirst now holds a one-point advantage over Tim Kaeding going into the “Nor-Cal Posse Shootout” at Placerville Speedway on September 21 and 22.

 

 

Rumsey Tames The Hard Clay

For Immediate Release July 8th, 2018 CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations - Toby LaGrange

Middletown, NY - Christian Rumsey made the short tow to the Orange County Fair Speedway from his Middletown home a worthwhile one as when the checkered flag waved he would end up in victory lane at the legendary House of Power. The win was the first of the season for Rumsey with the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series. The event was the second round of the Hard Clay Challenge Series.

The Hard Clay Challenge Series is a mini-series within the overall CRSA Sprint Car Series and is presented by JohnnyÔ€™s Service Center, Chuck Alessi Plumbing & Heating, HennesseyÔ€™s Wine & Liquor and NeigerÔ€™s Service Center. With the win Rumsey puts himself into contention for the Hard Clay Challenge Series title.

Rumsey and early season Middletown winner Thomas Radivoy led the stars and cars of the CRSA Sprint Car Series to the green flag with Rumsey taking the lead as the field entered turn two. Rumsey immediately began to pull away with Radivoy following in second. Fifth place starter Sydney Prince ran a distant third for most of the event however began to put the pressure on Radivoy for second in the late stages of the 20-lap event.

In the end no one had anything for Rumsey who would pick up the win over Radivoy, Prince, Scott Flammer fourth and Jeff Trombley fifth. Heat races were won by Prince and Dana Wagner. Radivoy remains the Hard Clay Challenge Series points leader.

The Powder Tech Powder Coatings Hard Charger award went to Emily VanInwegen and the Magsarus Ignitions Electrifying Move of the Race award went to Prince.

The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series returns to action Friday night, July 13th at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, New York.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprintcars.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2018 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hennessy Wine & Liquor, Kennedy's Towing, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Johnny's Service Center, Chuck Alessi Plumbing & Heating, Neiger's Service Center, Just Signs & Designs, Ruggles World of Autobody & Graphics, ProFab Engineering, Magsarus Ignitions, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Maguire Family of Dealerships.

Round #7 - Orange County Fair Speedway - A-Main Results (20 Laps) - Christian Rumsey, Thomas Radivoy, Sydney Prince, Scott Flammer, Jeff Trombley, Tyler Jashembowski, Justin Mills, Emily VanInwegen, Dana Wagner, Mike VanPelt, Jesse Pruchnik, Mark Connolly, B.K. Rizzo (DNS), Ryan Dolan (DNS)

 

 

Memorable Night, Memorable Win for Ryan Bowers at Gale Patterson Memorial

New Richmond, WI By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-7-18)

On a memorable evening at the Cedar Lake Speedway, two-time UMSS champion Ryan Bowers of Ham Lake put an exclamation mark on his season-to-date with an impressive victory in a very entertaining 25 lap UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil Sprint Car Series Gale Patterson Memorial feature race during Midwest Power Series action. With a strong field of (26) 360 winged sprints signed into the pits for night #2 of the hugely popular World of Outlaws weekend and racing in front of a large crowd, the UMSS 360 sprints did their part to provide some great racing. Bowers took the lead from Kaleb Johnson on lap 15 and parked the #5 Kouba sprinter in Rock Auto Victory Lane. Bowers joined Jerry Richert, Jr. as a winner of the Gale Patterson Memorial race and earned $1,515 for his win.

Making his first-ever appearance at the Cedar Lake Speedway, young Kaleb Johnson from Sioux Falls brought the 24-car starting field to the green. Johnson was fresh off a $200 win in the Al Parker Engines Dash for Cash which put him on the pole for the feature event. Johnson took the early lead, as drivers swapped several positions immediately behind him in the early laps. The first of two cautions slowed the pace with six laps scored when James Broty spun in turn two. Johnson continued to hold off all contenders when the race returned to green flag action, as Bowers put the pressure on for a few laps. In fact, Bowers had just passed Johnson for the lead when the yellow flag waved.

The yellow light blinked on for the final time with 12 laps in the books when Troy Manteufel stopped inside turn 4 a bit too close to the racing surface. The battle for the lead really heated up after that. Bowers, who started outside front row, had actually slipped back as far as fourth place, changed his line a bit and began his pursuit of the leader. On lap 15, Bowers made the winning pass and went on to record his second UMSS win of the season and 13th career UMSS victory. Johnson held strong for second ahead of Dominic Scelzi (who ran as high as second for several laps) in the DDR #41 car, current and defending Midwest Power Series champion Derrik Lusk and 17th starter Chase Viebrock. Rounding out the top ten finishers was Geoff Dodge in the Seidenkranz Brothers sprinter, two-time Midwest Power Series and UMSS champion Chris Graf, Iowa racer Brayden Gaylord, James Broty with a strong recovery after his lap 6 spin, and veteran later model race turned sprint car driver Harry Hanson from Eveleth. Twenty one cars were still running at the checkers.

Three 10-lap heats were run with Dodge, Lusk and Bowers picking up the $100 wins courtesy of Al Parker Engines on Newton, Iowa. The top six cars in passing and finishing points from the heats redrew for starting spots in the six lap Dash for Cash. The finishing order of the dash determined the starting order for the first three rows in the feature. As mentioned earlier, Kaleb Johnson drove to an impressive win in the dash followed by Bowers, Dodge, Scelzi, Lusk and Graf. Misfortune struck Midwest Power Series regular Dean Brown in the second heat race, as he flipped his sprinter on the back stretch and was out of action for the remainder of the evening. Brown picked up the $100 Blaine Brothers Hooked Up Award administered through Donnohue Designs Racing. With an outstanding run forward from 17th to 5th in the feature, young Chase Viebrock earned the $200 GRP Motorsports/Minnesota Mafia Hard Charger Award for his effort.

A huge thanks to Chad Patterson for his work in obtaining over $3,000 in sponsorship money for his dad's memorial race. Add in the Midwest Power Series money, and there was over $5,000 extra in the purse for the 360 winged sprint cars at this event. Also a big shout out to the DDR #41 race team and their driver for the night Dominic Scelzi. They donated their third place winnings to Bobbi Johnson and her family in honor and memory of Jason Johnson. They received permission to use Jason's #41 car number for the night, and coupled with a very memorable tribute from the World of Outlaws prior to their feature, just added to this great memorial evening at Cedar Lake. Scelzi by the way finished an impressive fifth in the WoO feature following his third place run in the 360 sprint division. Ryan Bowers was also doing double duty with a ride in the Layton #19 410 sprinter.

The UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil winged sprints will return next Saturday July 14 to the Cedar Lake Speedway for another Midwest Power Series event. The UMSS sprints will also have a travel show point night on Friday July 13 at the Jackson Motorplex during the third Midwest Power Series race at the popular southern Minnesota track this season. Extra bonus money for the top three finishers in the CLS July 14 feature will be in effect for cars that race at Jackson on Friday and head north to Cedar Lake on Saturday to compete. The UMSS Traditional sprints will join the program at Cedar Lake. Racers and fans can keep track of all the UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil winged sprint car action on our website at www.umsprints.com or on the UMSS Facebook page.

UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway July 7, 2018 (Race #8) 2nd Annual Gale Patterson Memorial Midwest Power Series Event

Midwest Power/GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 5-Ryan Bowers, [2]; 2. 22K-Kaleb Johnson, [1]; 3. 41-Dominic Scelzi, [4]; 4. 2-Derrik Lusk, [5]; 5. 50-Chase Viebrock, [17]; 6. 64-Geoff Dodge, [3]; 7. 20G-Chris Graf, [6]; 8. 13-Brayden Gaylord, [13]; 9. 33-James Broty, [10]; 10. 7-Harry Hanson, [9]; 11. 03-Jamey Ogston, [12]; 12. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson, [18]; 13. 75-Brandon Geldner, [15]; 14. 5T-Mark Toews, [21]; 15. 5C-Cam Schafer, [22]; 16. 7M-Bob McVitty, [14]; 17. 5G-Dave Glennon, [11]; 18. 5M-Troy Manteufel, [7]; 19. 00-Kyle Finnegan, [23]; 20. 74-Roger McVitty, [24]; 21. 34-Denny Stordahl, [19]; 22. (DNF) 91A-Reed Allex, [8]; 23. (DNF) 22-Jeff Pellersels, [20]; 24. (DNF) 33S-Jeremy Schultz, [16]; (DNS) 1-Dean Brown, ; (DNS) 15E-Caley Emerson, Lap Leaders: Johnson 1-14, Bowers 15-25. (2) cautions. First yellow with 6 laps in for 33 spin turn 2. Second yellow with 12 laps scored for 5m stopped turn 4.

Al Parker Engines Dash 1 (6 Laps): 1. 22K-Kaleb Johnson, [1]; 2. 5-Ryan Bowers, [3]; 3. 64-Geoff Dodge, [2]; 4. 41-Dominic Scelzi, [4]; 5. 2-Derrik Lusk, [6]; 6. 20G-Chris Graf, [5] Lap Leader: Johnson 1-6. No cautions.

Al Parker Engines/Rock Auto Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 64-Geoff Dodge, [1]; 2. 41-Dominic Scelzi, [5]; 3. 33-James Broty, [3]; 4. 03-Jamey Ogston, [4]; 5. 13-Brayden Gaylord, [7]; 6. 75-Brandon Geldner, [8]; 7. 50-Chase Viebrock, [9]; 8. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson, [6]; 9. (DNF) 5C-Cam Schafer, [2] Lap Leaders: Johnson 1-14, Bowers 15-25. (2) cautions. First yellow with 6 laps in for 33 spin turn 2. Second yellow with 12 laps scored for 5m stopped turn 4. Hard Charger Award Viebrock +12.

Al Parker Engines/PIRTEK Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 2-Derrik Lusk, [1]; 2. 20G-Chris Graf, [3]; 3. 5M-Troy Manteufel, [5]; 4. 5G-Dave Glennon, [4]; 5. 7-Harry Hanson, [8]; 6. 34-Denny Stordahl, [2]; 7. 00-Kyle Finnegan, [9]; 8. (DNF) 1-Dean Brown, [6]; 9. (DNF) 5T-Mark Toews, [7] Lap Leader: Lusk 1-10. One red flag with one lap scored when 1 & 5T had contact on backstretch and 1 flipped. Both cars out.

Al Parker Engines/GRP Motorsports Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 5-Ryan Bowers, [7]; 2. 22K-Kaleb Johnson, [6]; 3. 91A-Reed Allex, [5]; 4. (DNF) 7M-Bob McVitty, [4]; 5. (DNF) 33S-Jeremy Schultz, [3]; 6. (DNF) 15E-Caley Emerson, [8]; 7. (DNF) 22-Jeff Pellersels, [1]; (DNS) 74-Roger McVitty, Lap Leaders: Schultz 1, Johnson 2-5, Bowers 6-10. Yellow with one lap in for 91A spint turn 4. Red with four laps scored when 15E tipped after contact with 33S. Lots of attrition in this race, as only three cars finished.

 

 

Miller, Baldry, Scholten, Glander, Ruh reign supreme on PDTR Mid-Season Championship Night

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS, Plymouth, Wis.) July 7, 2018 – A thrilling last lap pass and a pair of first-time A-main winners highlighted the evening as Plymouth Dirt Track Racing staged its annual Mid-Season Championship Night of racing at The Plymouth Dirt Track on the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, July 7.

In the extended 30-lap Richard’s of Dunbar 360 Sprint Car A main, Plymouth’s Justin Miller stole the lead from Sprint Car rookie Travis Arenz of Sheboygan on the final lap to post an exciting victory. Gasroots Project Late Model rookie Kevin Baldry of Omro notched his first career PDTR Late Model A-main victory in the 30-lap main event. Luke Scholten of Oostburg claimed the 30-lap Klips & Tips Grand National A-main victory in the Bender Racing entry, while Gary Glander of Sheboygan Falls collected his first career Cellcom B Mod A-main triumph. Defending Micro Sprint champion Preston Ruh of Elkhart Lake was victorious in the 15-lap Kristine Hartmann Pleasant View Realty Micro Sprint A main.

The Sprint Car A-main headliner began with Tyler Brabant of Waupun and Tony Wondra of Campbellsport lined up on the front row. Despite dry and slick track conditions, the race featured three different leaders and plenty of jockeying for position throughout the field.

Wondra got the jump on the drop of the green flag from his outside front row starting spot as point leader Josh Walter of Plymouth used the outside groove to jump from fourth at the start into second on the opening lap.

The first of two caution flags appeared on lap 5 when Scott Conger of Eagle spun in turn three. On the restart, Wondra continued to lead while Travis Arenz, who started third, bolted past Brabant and Walter to secure second on lap 8.

The second caution flag slowed the pace on lap 10 when two-time PDTR Sprint Car champion Danny Schlafer of Sussex spun in turn three and was collected by Chris Clayton of Waldo.

On the restart, Arenz flexed his muscle utilizing the extreme low groove to gain ground on Wondra, while Justin Miller, who started 10th, charged into third on lap 11.

After hounding Wondra for several laps, Arenz made his move on lap 16, taking the lead in turn one. Justin Miller followed suit in getting past Wondra to set up an exciting duel to the finish.

On lap 18, Arenz encountered slower traffic, which allowed Miller to close the gap considerably. The two dueled side-by-side briefly on lap 20 before Arenz pulled away after clearing the lapped car.

Miller worked the low line to perfection in the final five circuits to close within striking range. On the final lap, Miller shot underneath Arenz in turn one to seize the top spot. Miller then held on to claim his second career PDTR Sprint Car and fourth overall Midwest Sprint Car Association A-main triumph.

Arenz, who captured the 2013 PDTR Outlaw Compact championship, posted a career-best runner-up finish in his first season behind the wheel of a Sprint Car. Walter was third, Brabant finished fourth and Wondra rounded out the top five.

Kevin Baldry grabbed the lead on the opening lap of the 30-lap Late Model A main from the pole position with four-time PDTR Late Model champion and current point leader Brad Mueller of Random Lake, who started second, sliding into the runner-up spot.

Just as Mueller closed the gap along the prevailing inside groove on lap 9 the first of four caution flags appeared for an infield tire on the track surface. On the restart, seventh starter Charlie Schmidt of Cedar Grove moved past 2016 PDTR Late Model champ Tim Buhler of Greenbush, who started third, to assume third.

After two more caution periods for spins involving Eric Michaels of Cleveland and Jim Letizia of Milwaukee, fourth starter Justin Schmidt of Cleveland showed some strength, moving into third place and pressuring Mueller for second.

The final caution flag appeared on lap 17 when Late Model rookie Chad Vetting of Valders, Charlie Schmidt and Eric Michaels collided in turn one.

Over the final 13 laps, Baldry clung tight to the inside lane to successfully hold off Mueller and Justin Schmidt en route to his first career PDTR Late Model A-main triumph. Mueller was second, Justin Schmidt finished third, Buhler took fourth and sixth starter Jim Schmidt of Cleveland rounded out the top five.

Polesitter Chad Espen of West Bend jumped into the lead of the 30-lap Grand National A main followed by third starter Steven Weber of Plymouth. Four caution flags over the first two laps ground the race to a halt in the early going.

When the race returned to green flag action, Luke Scholten, who was behind the wheel of the Bender Racing No. 89 machine, moved into third on lap 3 after starting ninth. After the fifth and final caution flag of the race appeared on lap 12 for an infield tire in turn four, Espen continued to lead with Scholten hot on his heels.

On lap 19, Espen lost control of his car and spun into the infield in turn four. Espen’s misfortune turned the lead over to Scholten, who held off fifth starter Tyler Kulow of Plymouth over the final 11 circuits to claim his 10th career PDTR Grand National A-main victory.

Kulow was second, fourth starter Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee recovered from a trip to the pits to repair a flat tire on lap 1 to finish third, Espen battled back from his spin to place fourth and 10th starter Donny Kulow of Elkhart Lake placed fifth.

Outside front row starter Gary Glander outpowered polesitter Patrick Hanson of Sheboygan Falls to gain the lead of the 30-lap B Mod A main on the opening circuit with third starter Rick Kretschmann of Sheboygan Falls and seventh starter Tim Warner of Malone in tow.

On lap 9, Travis Schmidt of Plymouth, who started ninth, worked his way into third and three laps later Schmidt passed Kretschmann in turn one to assume second.

After a pair of caution flags for spins, Schmidt continued to pressure Glander for the top spot, pulling even with Glander on a few occasions with some contact made between the two on lap 26.

After the fourth and final caution flag appeared on lap 27 for a spin involving Jesse Cullen of Chilton, Glander closed out the race in impressive fashion to post his first career PDTR B Mod A-main victory.

A slight bobble from Schmidt on the final lap allowed 2016 PDTR B Mod champion Brandon Berth of Cascade to steak into second after starting sixth, Schmidt wound up third, Derek Fehling of Beaver Dam charged up from the 17th starting spot to finish fourth and 16th starter J.J. Walvoord of Oostburg placed fifth.

Polesitter Jake Dohner of Milton paced the first five laps of the 15-lap Micro Sprint A main before fourth starter Preston Ruh assumed the top spot on lap 6.

Dave Collins of Madison, who started second, closed the gap on Ruh on lap 10 before fifth starter Jack Vanderboom of Dousman slipped past Collins to gain the runner-up spot.

After two caution flags on lap 13 and lap 14 for spins, Ruh maintained the top spot over the final two laps to collect his fourth career PDTR Micro Sprint A main victory. Vanderboom was second, Collins took third and Dohner placed fourth.

The Plymouth Dirt Track Racing program, which was sponsored by Dale’s Pale Ale and Oskar Blues Brewery, featured 81 cars, including 28 B Mods, 20 Sprint Cars, 11 Late Models, 16 Grand Nationals and six Micro Sprints.

The next PDTR program will take place on Saturday, July 14, topped off by autograph night following the races. The racing program, which begins at 6 p.m., will be sponsored by Hopf Farms.

The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth is located at 229 Fairview Drive in Plymouth. For more information, visit www.plymouthdtr.com or check out Plymouth Dirt Track Racing on Facebook.

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RICHARD'S OF DUNBAR SPRINT Date of Race: July 7, 2018 HEAT 1 1, BILL TAYLOR. 2, DANNY SCHLAFER. 3, JOSH WALTER. 4, ADAM MILLER. 5, TIM HADDY. 6, CHRIS CLAYTON. 7, EMILY PORTSCHY. HEAT 2 1, PAUL POKORSKI. 2, TONY WONDRA. 3, TRAVIS ARENZ. 4, SCOTT CONGER. 5, KEN JAY FIEDLER. 6, KURT DAVIS. 7, NICH MELIS. HEAT 3 1, SHANE WENNINGER. 2, TYLER BRABANT. 3, KEVIN KARNTZ. 4, JUSTIN MILLER. 5, DOUG WONDRA. 6, CHRIS FLICK. A FEATURE 1, JUSTIN MILLER. 2, TRAVIS ARENZ. 3, JOSH WALTER. 4, TYLER BRABANT. 5, TONY WONDRA. 6, PAUL POKORSKI. 7, KEVIN KARNTZ. 8, SHANE WENNINGER. 9, BILL TAYLOR. 10, KURT DAVIS. 11, DOUG WONDRA. 12, ADAM MILLER. 13, SCOTT CONGER. 14, TIM HADDY. 15, DANNY SCHLAFER. 16, NICH MELIS. 17, CHRIS FLICK. 18, KEN JAY FIEDLER. 19, EMILY PORTSCHY. 20, CHRIS CLAYTON.

 

 

DAVE BLANEY BECOMES 1ST "LOU BLANEY MEMORIAL" SPRINT CAR REPEAT WINNER AFTER 10 YEARS WITH ALL STAR VICTORY SATURDAY NIGHT; CAREER 1ST SHARON WIN FOR MIKE MARESCA IN MODS

by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH July 7, 2018 On what was the most beautiful race day of the season, a huge crowd turned out on Saturday night at Sharon Speedway to remember the life and accomplishments of hall of fame racer Lou Blaney. Celebrating in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane for the 10th annual "Lou Blaney Memorial" presented by Ollie's Bargain Outlet were Dave Blaney-All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars and Mike Maresca-The Mod Tour for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds. The event once again benefitted the Alzheimer's Association. Former racer Jack Bickel of Butler, Pa. was the $1,000 Lou Blaney "Shirt Out" winner presented by Colonial Metal Products & Carpenter Towing and donated $100 back to the Alzheimer's Association.

It couldn't have been more fitting than for a Blaney to become the first event repeat winner for the Sprint Cars. Lou's oldest son, Dave, retook the lead from George Hobaugh in lapped traffic on lap 23 as the 2014 event winner became the first Sprint Car driver to score multiple wins in the "Lou Blaney Memorial" after 10 years! Blaney also couldn't have picked a better time to capture his first All Star Circuit of Champions victory of 2018. The 30-lap victory was worth $5,000 as Blaney became the fifth different Sprint Car winner in as many events in 2018 at Sharon.

"I'm really happy to win this race and have all these people here," expressed the 55-year-old Hartford, Ohio native. "It's a cool night for us. For a couple weeks I've really wanted to win this race. We've done a lot of things to get ready. You know what you're getting when you come here- it's slick, smooth, and wide. I love coming back here to race. It's kind of bittersweet on dad's race, but it pays off when you do this. Car owner Pete Grove won this a couple years ago with Danny Holtgraver. I couldn't be happier to get my first All Star win this season here. You never know what's going on behind you and I didn't want to get bottled up so I moved up. We had enough for them tonight."

Carl Bowser got an excellent start as the green flag waved on the feature event, but Blaney drove by Bowser off turn two on the opening lap for the lead. After gaining two positions in the dash to start fifth in the feature, George Hobaugh looked strong using the bottom to pass All Stars points leader Carson Macedo and Gary Taylor for third on lap one. Hobaugh then remained on the bottom to pass Bowser for second on lap two before a spin by Australian invader, Mitchell Wormall.

When racing resumed, Blaney would catch lapped traffic on lap eight with a straightaway lead on Hobaugh; meanwhile, the battle for third was intense. Macedo put a big slider on Bowser in turns three and four on lap nine to grab the spot; however, one lap later, Bowser and Chad Kemenah were able to get by as the trio went three-wide. Positions would continue to change on a fast pace as the sixth starting Kemenah moved into third on lap 11 with Macedo following. Then on lap 12, Gary Taylor moved back into the top five dropping Bowser back another spot.

Macedo looked like he may have had the fastest car on the track as he ripped around Kemenah on the top to regain the third position; meanwhile, Hobaugh began cutting into Blaney's lead as the laps ticked off. With Blaney mired in heavy traffic, Hobaugh closed right in on lap 19. Hobaugh continued to hound Blaney and finally was able to sneak under the hall of famer off the bottom of turn two to lead lap 22. The western Pa. former Micro Sprint standout's bid for his first career "410" win ended when Blaney got back by one lap later in lapped traffic before Parker Price-Miller got into the fence and brought out the event's second and final caution with 23 laps scored.

The high-flying Macedo had to be licking his chops when the yellow came out as he had been closing in on the top two, who were running the bottom; however, heartbreak struck for Macedo under caution as his right rear tire went down. Not long before the caution, Macedo slapped the turn three fence pretty hard. The caution and flat for Macedo was a break for Spencer Bayston. Like Macedo, Bayston had been running the top and when racing resumed, he passed Kemenah for fourth on lap 25 then Taylor for third on lap 28 as he stayed committed to the top.

Back up front, Blaney was too strong for Hobaugh in the Pete Grove-owned, Premier Motorsports/Mohawk Northeast #70 as he captured his 49th career All Star Circuit of Champions victory. It was also Blaney's 29th of his career in a Sprint Car at Sharon to go along with a pair of Big-Block Modified wins and one in an E-Mod giving him 32 overall at the track he grew up at.

After turning in what was an impressive 11th in the first All Star show this season at Sharon after winning his first Series heat race, Hobaugh was coming off a fifth place in last Saturday night's non-sanctioned Sprint show at Sharon, then shocked everyone with his best performance of his career in a "410" Sprint Car to take a well-earned second place.

"I was just trying to keep myself calm driving around there and I was like 'shit there's Dave and I drove by him'," explained the Chicora, Pa. driver of the Colliers Custom Kitchen/Hobaugh's Auto Parts-sponsored #40. "It was really awesome to race with those guys. Dad raced with Lou for years. I got to watch Lou race when I was a kid and to be out here racing with Dave for the lead- that's a blast and you can't do any better than that."

Bayston ran out of time as he finished third from the eighth starting spot. Taylor was fourth over Kemenah. Lee Jacobs picked up the MSD Performance Hard Charger award racing from 19th to sixth. Bowser dropped to seventh over Paul McMahan. Though all eyes were up front over the final seven laps, Macedo charged back forward after changing his right rear tire to finish ninth. Max Stambaugh was 10th.

Kemenah set fast time overall against the 41-car field in qualifying with a lap of 13.986. Andrew Palker, Paul McMahan, Tony Stewart, Bayston, and Hobaugh won the heat races. Bowser and Blaney won the twin dashes to earn the front row of the feature. Two-time track champion, Jack Sodeman, Jr., won the C main, while Dale Blaney won the B main in his first 2018 start at Sharon.

Mike Maresca led all 35 laps of The Mod Tour-sanctioned feature for what was the season opener for the Hovis Auto Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds. Maresca earned $2,000 as he became the ninth different winner in 10 "Lou Blaney Memorial" events as Jim Rasey still remains the only repeat winner on the Modified side!

"This means a lot to win this," stated the soon to be 23-year-year Hannawa Falls, NY driver. "I'm not from the area, but I've heard a lot about Lou (Blaney) for what he's done in the sport being around here the past couple years. This is cool to win a big race like this. I was surprised how fast the race was going. I just tried to hit my marks every lap. I had a really good car tonight. We worked on it all day after having a rough go last night. We tried a couple different things I've never tried before and it seemed to work pretty good."

Maresca drew the pole and was never seriously challenged over the 35 non-stop laps that was timed in 11:43.881. Maresca drove a great race through lapped traffic as he never let Kevin Hoffman get close enough to challenge. Maresca's Saint Lawrence Radiology/Twin Leaf Storage/Integra Shocks/Keyser Manufacturing/Russ King Racing-sponsored #7MM took the checkered flag first by 1.451 seconds for his first career Sharon victory. Hoffman was a Sharon career best second. Jim Weller, Jr. passed Rex King on lap 29 to finish third for the 2015 event winner. King was fourth over his son Rex, Jr., who was the 2014 race winner.

Rasey was sixth over Dave Murdick, who won the event in 2015. Last Saturday night's RUSH Sportsman Modified winner, Garrett Krummert, was eighth as Travis Shingledecker and Rick Richner completed the top 10. Heat wins went to Richner, Rick Richner, Krummert, and Murdick over the 32-car field. Jimmy Holden won the last chance B main.

All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars "Lou Blaney Memorial" (30 laps, $5,000 to-win): 1. DAVE BLANEY (Grove 70) 2. George Hobaugh (40) 3. Spencer Bayston (Swindell 39) 4. Gary Taylor (Gorby 11) 5. Chad Kemenah (Hunter 10H) 6. Lee Jacobs (Lewis 81) 7. Carl Bowser (Chiapelli 98) 8. Paul McMahan (Buch 13) 9. Carson Macedo (Gaerte/Norman 3G) 10. Max Stambaugh 5M) 11. Cale Conley (Jessup 7K) 12. Dan Shetler (7K) 13. Jared Zimbardi (35) 14. Tim Shaffer (Demyan/Rudzik 49X) 15. Andrew Palker (57x) 16. Dale Blaney (Coomer 21) 17. Jac Haudenschild (3) 18. Aaron Reutzel (Baughman 87) 19. John Garvin, Jr. (51) 20. Brandon Spithaler (22) 21. Mitchell Wormall (97AU) 22. Tyler Esh (35) 23. Parker Price-Miller (Destiny 4) 24. Tony Stewart (14) 25. Brandon Matus (13).

DNQ for the feature: Dan Kuriger (08), Bryan Salisbury (126), Adam Kekich (5K), Brent Matus (33), Jack Sodeman, Jr. (23Jr), Michael Bauer (46), Jeremy Kornbau (27K), Cody Bova (20B), Paige Polyak (Woodring 19), Gary Kriess, Jr. (Frederick 55), Joe McEwen (Blaney 11), Paul Kish (4c), Eric L. Williams (4W), Joe Trenca (Mucci 98), Sye Lynch (42), Haley Lapcevich (77L).

The Mod Tour for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds "Lou Blaney Memorial" (35 laps, $2,500 to-win): 1. MIKE MARESCA (7MM) 2. Kevin Hoffman (00) 3. Jim Weller, Jr. (31) 4. Rex King (65) 5. Rex King, Jr. (165) 6. Jim Rasey (32) 7. Dave Murdick (61) 8. Garrett Krummert (29) 9. Travis Shingledecker (73MD) 10. Rick Richner (26) 11. Rick Regalski, Jr. (13) 12. Jeremiah Shingledecker (37MD) 13. Will Thomas III (9) 14. Tyler Willard (777) 15. Chris Haines (35H) 16. J.R. McGinley (66M) 17. Sid Unverzagt, Jr. (17JR) 18. Lonny Riggs (Black 58) 19. Colton Walters (18) 20. Kyle Fink (66F) 21. Jimmy Holden (28H) 22. Bob Warren (96B) 23. Skip Moore (17M) 24. Mark Frankhouser (03) 25. Tom Holden (68H) 26. Brian Swartzlander (83).

DNQ for the feature: Erik Martin (29E), Shawn Fleeger (88), Chris Rudolph (25), Tom Glenn (83T), Rich Whitney (19W), Steve Barr (25B).

There will be no racing on July 14 due to the Trumbull County Fair. Racing returns on Saturday, July 21 for another Menards "Super Series" event featuring The Mod Tour in a $2,000 to-win event along with the Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and the Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods. There will be kids bike races during intermission. It'll be Texas Roadhouse Night. Pits open at 4 p.m. with grandstands at 5 and racing at 7.

Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sharonspdwy.

 

 

BROUGHTON, CONLEY & WILSON GRAB FIRST WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY CHECKERS; BRAD HENSEL DOMINATES FOR HIS SECOND WIN

Orrville, Ohio

Saturday, July 7, 2018

By Mike Swanger

With each class of cars having something extra to race for, it was a very entertaining night of racing at NAPA Jani Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway on Bechtel Services night. For the Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprints, it was Mid Season Championship and double points up for grabs with Dean Jacobs setting the pace from his pole position with Chillicothe's Ryan Broughton in his tire tracks. Behind them in the first half of the feature were Brad Haudenschild, Jordan Ryan, Clay Riney and Trey Jacobs as they were tightly grouped together. As the leaders started to encounter the back markers, Broughton was putting the pressure on Dean Jacobs for the lead and as they came out of turn four on lap 11, Jacobs got trapped behind one of the slower cars and Broughton would slip past for the lead and on the next lap the red flag waved for a fan in the stands. As the race returned to green, Ryan would move into third past Haudenschild with Riney and Trey Jacobs going back and forth fifth. Broughton and his A K Ready Mix, M&M Fabrication and Dr. Tint #22 would start to pull away from the field but would get slowed down for Dean Jacobs losing a wheel in turn for on lap 18 and looked like he was going to flip but didn't as the red flag waved. Ryan would take over the second spot but as the laps dwindled down, Broughton would pull away as the attention of the fans went to the battle for third as 12th starting Danny Mumaw was on the move. With four circuits to go, Mumaw was sixth behind Trey Jacobs as Riney would take third from Haudenschild. On the final lap, Broughton would have the win in hand with Ryan in second but Mumaw went to the highside of turn one and two and blew by both Haudenschild and Riney for third. Haudenschild, Trey Jacobs and Broughton topped the heat races.

For the Kar Connection Super Late Models, it was race #4 for the Attica/ Wayne County Series with Kyle Moore taking charge from his outside front row start and set the pace for the first four laps when Ryan Markham took the lead. Moore would pull off with mechanical issues two laps later putting Wellsburg W.Va's Corey Conley into second with Cody Scott in third. With numerous cautions keeping the field bunched up, Conley was looking at different lines to get past Markham. After a caution on lap 18, Markham would take the highside of turns one and two while Conley went low and slid up in front of Markham in turn two for the lead as Markham tried to get back in front down the back stretch but Conley held him off going into turn three and from that point on started to pull away aboard the H & K Equipment, Premier Granite and D & S Hoist #14. Markham would finish second with Scott in third. Mitch Caskey came from his 12 starting position to take home fourth with Aaron Phillis filling out the top five. The Accu Force hard charger award went to Justin Chance as he started 19th and worked his way to a sixth place finishing, improving 13 positions. Heat winners were Lauren Longbrake, Conley and Markham.

Brandon Craver would lead the way for the opening 10 circuits of the CorBon Super Stock feature as they were also running for Aamco Transmission 'Summer Series' points. Close behind Craver were Gary Hensel Jr., Jordan James Larry Baldwin, John Wilson and Paul Holmes. Baldwin would move into second on lap 7 and pressure Craver for the lead but would spin himself out two circuits later and he would go pitside. This would put Coshocton's John Wilson into second and on the restart would quickly take over the lead from Craver with T A Perrine grabbing third from Hensel Jr. As the checkered flag waved, Wilson and his Lity Scrap Yard and B & T Valley #7 parked it in the Summit Racing victory lane for the first time this year at 'Orrville's Historic Oval' with Craver in the runnerup spot. Perrine held off Hensel Jr. for third as Holmes rounding out the top five. Baldwin, Craver and Holmes pocketed the heat wins.

The WQKT 104.5 Mini Stocks would also be chasing after 'Summer Series' points along with the regular points and it was Smithville's Brad Hensel leading all the way to secure his second win of the season. It was a three car battle for second with Jordan James, Doug Hensel and Stephen Crowe mixing it up until lap nine when Crowe's car slowed going down the front stretch and with the field closely bunched together, four other cars stacked in Crowe's car with Zach Myers, Jeff Rust and Matt Short machines getting involved and ending their night. On the restart, James would slip past Doug Hensel for second but could not get by the JoyRide Transport, D J Directional Services and NewFast Motorsports #28 of Brad Hensel. Third went to Doug Hensel while fourth was claimed by Bri Hensel. who won the last chance race and was also involved in the lap nine wreck but was able to continue. Roger Rush completed the top five. Wes Staley, Brad and Doug Hensel and James scored the heat wins.

Next Saturday, July 14th will see the Kar Connection Super Late Models, CorBon Super Stocks, WQKT 104.5 Mini Stocks and the Modifieds in action. Gates open at 3 pm and racing at 7 pm. go to www.waynecountyspeedway. com for more information.

NAPA JANI AUTO PARTS WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS

Saturday, July 7, 2018

PINE TREE TOWING & RECOVERY SPRINTS

Heat 1 Brad Haudenschild, Mitch Harble, Russ Sansosti, Troy Kingan, R J Jacobs, Dylan Kingan, Kris Davis dns

Heat 2 Trey Jacobs, Jordan Ryan, Nick Patterson, Tyler Dunn, Dennis Wagner, Henry Malcuit, Frankie Nervo

Heat 3 Ryan Broughton, Dean Jacobs, Clay Riney, Danny Mumaw, Steve Butler, Kirk Jeffries

Feature Ryan Broughton, Jordan Ryan, Danny Mumaw, Clay Riney, Brad Haudenschild, Trey Jacobs, Tyler Dunn, Dennis Wagner, Steve Butler, Kirk Jeffries, Henry Malcuit, R J Jacobs, Troy Kingan, Nick Patterson, Mitch Harble, Frankie Nervo, Dean Jacobs, Russ Sansosti, Dylan Kingan, Kris Davis dns

KAR CONNECTION SUPER LATE MODELS

Heat 1 Lauren Longbrake, Austin Goon, Greg Mazzoleni, Ashlee Todd, Matt Bee Aber, J R Gentry, Justin Chance dns

Heat 2 Corey Conley, Kyle Moore, Jerry Aber, Aaron Phillis, Craig Hartong, Jason Skelly

Heat 3 Ryan Markham, Cody Scott, Charlie Duncan, Mitch Caskey, Shane Campbell, Nick Cox

Feature Corey Conley, Ryan Markham, Cody Scott, Mitch Caskey, Aaron Phillis, Justin Chance, Jerry Aber, Shane Campbell, Craig Hartong, Austin Goon, Greg Mazzoleni, Ashlee Todd, Jason Skelly, Nick Cox, Kyle Moore, Charlie Duncan, Matt Bee Aber, Lauren Longbrake, J R Gentry

CORBON SUPER STOCKS

Heat 1 Larry Baldwin, T A Perrine, Logan Yelton, Eric Eicholtz, Al Farris, Paul McVicker, Mike Rose dns

Heat 2 Brandon Craver, Gary Hensel Jr., John Wilson, Todd Sherwin, Don Lehman, Paul Kern, Todd Gallion dns

Heat 3 Paul Holmes, Jordan James, Don Rutt, Dustin Daugherty, Tyler Nicely, Jaret Sams, Virgil Masters

Feature John Wilson, Brandon Craver, T A Perrine, Gary Hensel Jr., Paul Holmes, Jordan James, Todd Sherwin, Don Rutt, Dustin Daugherty, Logan Yelton, Larry Baldwin, Al Farris, Paul Kern, Virgil Masters, Eric Eicholtz, Mike Rose, Jaret Sams dns, Tyler Nicely dns, Paul McVicker dns, Don Lehman dns, Todd Gallion dns

WQKT 104.5 MINI STOCKS

Heat 1 Wes Staley, Stephen Crowe, Alex Brannon, Jimmy Burns, Darrell Taylor, Jeff Rust, Ryan Carter

Heat 2 Brad Hensel, Wayne Newbury, Randy Gibson, Zach Myers, Wyatt Zimmerman, Ray Butler, Mitch Reichard

Heat 3 Doug Hensel, Roger Rush, Clayton Evans, Matt Short, Cory Staley, Jolene Voshel

Heat 4 Jordan James, Michael Stewart, Taylor Mazzoleni, Dustin Bedlion, Bri Hensel, Travis Weaver

'B'Main Bri Hensel, Mitch Reichard, Jeff Rust, Ray Butler, Wyatt Zimmerman, Ryan Carter, Darrell Taylor, Travis Weaver, Cory Staley,

Jolene Voshel dns

Feature Brad Hensel, Jordan James, Doug Hensel, Bri Hensel, Roger Rush, Randy Gibson, Dustin Bedlion, Clayton Evans, Wayne Newbury, Cory Staley, Jeff Rust, Taylor Mazzoleni, Zach Myers, Matt Short, Stephen Crowe, Wes Staley, Jimmy Burns, Mitch Reichard, Alex Brannon, Michael Stewart

 

Klaasmeyer Takes FALS Last-Lap Thriller

Fairbury, IL - Never short for close-quarter racing and action, Fairbury American Legion Speedway delivered with Tucker Klaasmeyer and Logan Seavey battling it out all the way to the line on the last lap in the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League feature event. With a collision at the line resulting in Seavey flipping wildly into turn one and Klaasmeyer spun around, Klaasmeyer claimed his fourth victory of 2018 with the league.

By virtue of passing points, Klaasmeyer started on the pole for the 30-lap feature event, sharing the front row with Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammate Tanner Carrick. At the drop of the green flag, Klaasmeyer jockeyed for the lead with Seavey and Joe B. Miller, only for Seavey to take the early lead.

As Seavey rolled the bottom, Klaasmeyer stayed committed to the thin cushion on the high side of the semi-banked quarter mile, cleaning off the crumbs in the top groove with only a handful of drivers sharing in the cause. With a third of the race completed, Klaasmeyer caught Seavey and narrowly took over the lead as the laps wound down. With two laps remaining, Klaasmeyer's Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammates Ryan Robinson and Holly Shelton got together on the backstretch, resulting in both machines upside down and the red displayed.

Returning to racing, Seavey had one last shot at Klaasmeyer as the drivers remained committed to their respective lines; Seavey rolling the bottom as Klaasmeyer pounded the top. Coming out of four and to the checkered, the drivers collided at the line with Klaasmeyer narrowly edging Seavey. Klaasmeyer ended up spun from the contact with Seavey flipping into turn one. Jake Neuman took third with Joe B. Miller in fourth. Tanner Carrick rounded out the top five.

"That was a little sketchy," commented Tucker Klaasmeyer. "But, that was a helluva a fun race. I didn't know if the top was finally going to come in. But, hat's off to my team and family; this is pretty awesome to get number four already. There's more races this weekend, so hopefully we can keep it going. It's been a pretty special year, hopefully we can keep it going and try to snag the points lead this week. I'm looking forward to tomorrow."

"I hate it for my team," said Logan Seavey. "We have a long week and a tore up car sucks. We were just racing hard for the lead and racing hard coming to the checkered. We'll just keep working hard, come back, and go again tomorrow at Sun Prairie. That's a really fun race track and Keith brings great racecars every night."
"We were fast," stated Jake Neuman. "The car was fast. We started eighth and I lost brakes about halfway through and fell back to probably ninth or tenth. I had nowhere to go but the top. Nobody else was up there so might as well pound the cushion. I'm ready for Sun Prairie tomorrow. We'll see if we can finally bring a first home."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY, Heat 2: 71K - TANNER CARRICK, Heat 3: 51 - JOE B MILLER

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 2. 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY 3. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 4. 51 - JOE B MILLER 5. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 6. 5D - ZACH DAUM 7. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 8. 72 - SAM JOHNSON 9. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT 10. 7 - AUSTIN BROWN 11. 5T - PRESLEY TRUEDSON 12. 10C - DALTON CAMFIELD 13. 51B - ADAM TAYLOR 14. 14JR - HOLLEY HOLLAN 15. 86C - DEVIN CAMFIELD 16. 3B - SHELBY BOSIE 17. 20 - CODY WEISENSEL 18. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 19. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 20. 87C - DAVID CAMFIELD, JR.

For further information, visit www.powri.com, "Like" POWRi on Facebook and follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter.

 

Fisher Fast at Mid Season Championships

7/7/18

Alger, WA - On a night filled with speed, Eric Fisher was the fastest on Saturday night at Skagit Speedway as Les Schwab Tires presented Mid Season Championship night. Fisher would score the Budweiser 360 Sprint main event win and was joined in victory lane by Kelsey Carpenter, Lawrence O’Connor and Jon Gunderson.

Fisher was the winner of the Budweiser 360 Sprint Feature, but he had to work hard for his second win of the year. Colton Heath was right on his rear nerf for the first 19 laps before mechanical woes knocked him out of the running. Cam Smith took up the mantle and ran Fisher hard over the final five laps, nearly taking the lead coming to the white flag before having to jump on the brakes as Fisher moved up race track to secure the win. Smith would lose second to Jared Peterson in the exchange, having to settle for third. Fisher won the scramble. Brock Lemley was the fastest qualifier of the non lock in cars.

It took a while, but Kelsey Carpenter found victory lane for the first time in 2018 at Skagit Speedway in the Sportsman Sprints. Trevor Cook held the initial led, but it was Carpenter running him down at lap 11 and passing him on the inside of turn two to grab the point. Kelsey would deftly navigate slower traffic to collect the win ahead of Cook and Jake Helsel. Cook won the scramble. Eric Turner was quick time.

Lawrence O’Connor came from last to first in the Modified main. Patiently working his way up the field, O’Connor found himself in second around the halfway point of the main and with the benefit of being the hunter instead of the prey, found a race line that was faster than that of race leader Kevin Smith. Using that line, O’Connor nabbed the lead on lap 20 on his way to the win. Smith would settle for the two spot and Craig Moore was third. Smith won the scramble from dead last.

Jon without an H Gunderson led wire to wire in the Outlaw Tuners. Gunderson was chased by Vance Hibbard who could never close in enough to take the lead. Hibbard would take second and Brandon Jansen was third. Clint Meins won the scramble.

Budweiser 360 Sprints
Fast Time - Brock Lemley 12.388
Scramble - Eric Fisher, Colton Heath, Greg Hamilton, Jared Peterson, Bud Ashe, Cam Smith, Trevor Cook, Steve James
Main - Eric Fisher, Jared Peterson, Cam Smith, Brock Lemley, Greg Hamilton, Seth Nunes, Trevor Cook, Bud Ashe, Steve James, Colton Heath, Michael Hodel
Lap Leaders - Fisher 1-25

Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints
Fast Time - Eric Turner 12.927
Scramble - Trevor Cook, Cory Swatzina, Kelsey Carpenter, Steve Parker, Bailey Sucich, Devin Barnes, Michael Bollinger, Jake Helsel
Main - Kelsey Carpenter, Trevor Cook, Jake Helsel, Jayme Barnes, Bailey Sucich, Steve Parker, Brett McGhie, Eric Turner, Cory Swatzina, Ashleigh Johnson, Michael Bollinger, Devin Barnes, Ryan Cully, Joe Lyon, Malachi Gemmer, Cale Brooke, Victoria McCabe, John Tharp, Bill Rude, Bert Johnson Jr
Lap Leaders - Cook 1-10 Carpenter 11-25

Modifieds
Scramble - Kevin Smith, Craig Moore, Jeff Blanton, Mel Decker, Rick Smith, Adam Holtrop
Main - Lawrence O’Connor, Kevin Smith, Craig Moore, Adam Holtrop, Ben Gunderson, Mel Decker, Jeff Blanton, Tim Baker, Dan Butenschoen, Brandon Nutter, Mike Steltz
Lap Leaders - K Smith 1-19 O’Connor 20-25

Outlaw Tuners
Scramble - Clint Meins, Jon Gunderson, Brandon Jansen, Rob Dozark, Jack Desrosier, TJ Campbell
Main - Jon Gunderson, Vance Hibbard, Brandon Jansen, Brian Michelson, Matt Shaw, Rob Dozark, Kyle Hanson, Clint Meins, TJ Campbell, Jack Desrosier
Lap Leaders - Gunderson 1-17

 

 

FAST report - Andrews gets 2nd straight FAST Fremont win, Mintz maintains point lead

FREMONT, Ohio - Chris Andrews picked his way through traffic perfectly and drove to his second straight All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics Saturday, July 7 at Fremont Speedway.

Andrews, who came into the night fourth in the series standings, closed the gap slightly over FAST leader Craig Mintz who finished fifth Saturday.

Andrews' win aboard the Burmeister Racing machine was his 11th career victory at "The Track That Action Built" and was worth $3,000. He also scored the $1,000 victory in the Alex Burkett Memorial Australian Pursuit and another $250 for winning his heat, all thanks to Crown Battery.

"Fremont is so special because it's so difficult. It means a lot to win one race but to win two is spectacular. I can't say enough about my crew, Mikey, Sharon...the old man passed away a couple of years ago but I'm sure he helped us out tonight. This Kistler Engine is one damn good piece and I have to thank Paul Kistler," said Andrews beside his ML Graphics, Channel Seed, Edwards Agriculture, Dave Story Equipment, Lucas Oil, DKW Transport, Kistler Racing Products backed #16.

"I kind of gauged myself on the good lapped cars...I moved around and gauged myself off DJ Foos. The car was very good tonight, I could maneuver around," Andrews added in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

Nate Dussel and Stuart Brubaker brought the field to green for the 30-lap 410 A-main but a four car tangle that left Todd Heller upside down and involved Ricky Peterson, Tony Beaber and Aaron Middaugh halted the action. Everyone was okay with Middaugh and Peterson rejoining the field.

On the second attempt Brubaker grabbed the lead over Dussel, Andrews and Brock Martin. Brubaker pulled away slightly as Andrews drove into second on lap three just before Dan McCarron tumbled in turn four ending his night though he was uninjured. On the restart Andrews drove to Brubaker's outside to take the lead and quickly pulled away.

Andrews caught the back of the field on lap 10 and picked his way through to maintain the lead over Brubaker, Dussel, Craig Mintz, Byron Reed and Tyler Gunn. By the half-way point of the race Andrews was in heavy traffic. Brubaker was occupied trying to hold off Dussel while Mintz and Reed went at it heavy for the fourth spot.

Andrews made some daring moves in traffic and with 10 to go had a some what clear track that he used to build his lead to three seconds. He cruised to the win with Brubaker holding off Dussel for second. Reed and Mintz rounded out the top five.

The All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics will be back in action Friday, July 20 at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio and Saturday, July 21 at Fremont Speedway.

About the FAST Championship Series:

The FAST Series was started as a way to promote the great racing fans have enjoyed in Northwest/North Central Ohio at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway – thus the FAST acronym stood for Fremont Attica Sprint Title. Over the past couple of years the series has expanded to include other tracks and is now known as simply the FAST Championship Series.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2018 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Series presented by Ohio Logistics, or the 2018 JLH General Contractors FAST ‘305’ Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the FAST Series at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2018 FAST Series point fund: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ohio Logistics, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Kistler Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Weld Racing Wheels, Joe and Fran Darmofal and the Pub 400 of Fremont

About Engine Pro - www.allproheads.com

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads is the industry leader in small block Chevy aluminum cylinder heads, (as well as the new Generation 3 and Mopar W9RP) ,catering to the hard core racer always looking for the perfect design for a specific application. Whether it's sprints, super late models, drag racing, off-road, marine or road racing, you can count on All Pro.

About Ohio Logistics – www.ohiologistics.com

Headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, Ohio Logistics provides all the assets and operational support necessary to meet your most sophisticated logistical requirements. The company’s story is one of very impressive growth. Started in June of 1988, Findlay’s Tall Timbers Distribution Center, Inc. opened in the General Purpose Foreign Trade Zone #151 in the Tall Timbers Business Park. By 1996 the company had grown to 5 locations in 3 States and started doing business as Ohio Logistics. Currently Ohio Logistics is in 18 locations in 6 states operating over 6,000,000 square feet. Built on a sound financial base, Ohio Logistics will strive to exceed your expectations regarding your leasing and supply-chain management needs.

Fremont Speedway
Crown Battery Night
Saturday, July 7, 2018

Indicates starting position - [*]

410 Sprints

Qualifying
1.16-Chris Andrews, 12.508; 2.23-DJ Foos, 12.615; 3.97-Broc Martin, 12.644; 4.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.651; 5.1-Nate Dussel, 12.655; 6.5-Byron Reed, 12.692; 7.09-Craig Mintz, 12.695; 8.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.772; 9.22M-Dan McCarron, 12.916; 10.8M-TJ Michael, 12.934; 11.8J-Jess Stiger, 12.939; 12.4H-Cap Henry, 12.968; 13.14H-Todd Heller, 12.983; 14.2+-Brian Smith, 12.989; 15.2-Ricky Peterson, 13.001; 16.4T-Tracy Hines, 13.041; 17.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 13.068; 18.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.079; 19.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.247; 20.3T-Tony Beaber, 13.871; 21.96AU-Bruce White, 13.889; 22.91x-Aaron Middaugh, 13.997;

Heat 1 (8 Laps)
1. 09-Craig Mintz[2] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[4] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[1] ; 5. 4T-Tracy Hines[6] ; 6. 14H-Todd Heller[5] ; 7. 7-Shawn Valenti[7] ; 8. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)
1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 3. 8J-Jess Stiger[1] ; 4. 23-DJ Foos[4] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[6] ; 6. 2+-Brian Smith[5] ; 7. 3T-Tony Beaber[7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps)
1. 4H-Cap Henry[1] ; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron[2] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[3] ; 4. 97-Broc Martin[4] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[6] ; 7. 96AU-Bruce White[7]

Australian Pursuit (8 Laps)
1. 16-Chris Andrews[1] ; 2. 97-Broc Martin[2] ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[5] ; 5. 09-Craig Mintz[6] ; 6. 23-DJ Foos[7] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[8] ; 8. 1-Nate Dussel[4]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps)
1. 16-Chris Andrews[4] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[1] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[8] ; 5. 09-Craig Mintz[5] ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn[6] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[10] ; 8. 4H-Cap Henry[7] ; 9. 2+-Brian Smith[17] ; 10. 23-DJ Foos[11] ; 11. 4T-Tracy Hines[13] ; 12. 2-Ricky Peterson[18] ; 13. 8J-Jess Stiger[9] ; 14. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[15] ; 15. 7-Shawn Valenti[19] ; 16. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[22] ; 17. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[14] ; 18. 97-Broc Martin[3] ; 19. 22M-Dan McCarron[12] ; 20. 96AU-Bruce White[21] ; 21. 3T-Tony Beaber[20] ; 22. 14H-Todd Heller[16]

FAST Hard Charger: 5R-Byron Reed +4

 

Andrews gets 2nd straight at Fremont FAST 410 win; Miller earns 2nd straight 305 victory; Fitch gets 3rd straight late model victory; Valenti takes trucks

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio - It was a night of repeat winners at Fremont Speedway Saturday, July 7 on Crown Battery Night.

Sandusky, Ohio's Chris Andrews scored his second straight 410 sprint win as did Fremont, Ohio's Jamie Miller in the 305 sprints. Tiffin, Ohio's Chester Fitch scored his third consecutive late model victory while Fostoria, Ohio's Shawn Valenti charged from his 12th starting spot for his second win of the year in the dirt trucks.

Andrews win in the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints aboard the Burmeister Racing machine was his 11th career victory at "The Track That Action Built" and was worth $3,000. He also scored the $1,000 victory in the Alex Burkett Memorial Australian Pursuit and another $250 for winning his heat, all thanks to Crown Battery. It was Andrews second win of the year with the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics.

"Fremont is so special because it's so difficult. It means a lot to win one race but to win two is spectacular. I can't say enough about my crew, Mikey, Sharon...the old man passed away a couple of years ago but I'm sure he helped us out tonight. This Kistler Engine is one damn good piece and I have to thank Paul Kistler," said Andrews beside his ML Graphics, Channel Seed, Edwards Agriculture, Dave Story Equipment, Lucas Oil, DKW Transport, Kistler Racing Products backed #16.
"I kind of gauged myself on the good lapped cars...I moved around and gauged myself off DJ Foos. The car was very good tonight, I could maneuver around," Andrews added in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

Miller put on a dominating performance in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints, leading all 25 laps. The feature had only one caution, that falling with just three laps to go and wiping out an over four second lead for Miller. The victory was Miller's third of the year at Fremont and the sixth overall in 2018. He now has 15 career wins at Fremont Speedway.

"I knew we were pretty good. I didn't even look at the board...I didn't want to know who was behind me. I was just going to run my race. This race car and my crew make me look good...they make my job easy," said Miller beside his Sonic Hauling, Fostoria Mod Shop, Phil Rister Racing, NAPA of Attica, Reedtown Tavern, Branham Builders, Crown Battery, Avon by Angie, Sparting Underground backed #26.

Over the winter a rules change allowed the McCullough Industries Late Models to move to different engine than the crate motors. Fitch build a new motor and had problems with it and used his crate engine as a back up and it has powered him to three straight wins. Fitch now has 12 career victories at Fremont.

"I'm very tickled with this engine. Tonight was not an easy one, we had problems with the car from the get-go. It just wasn't working quite right but starting on the pole helped a million," said Fitch of his Westside Auto Sales, Tiffin Auto Auction, Fremont Fence, Sacksteder-Worland Insurance, Miracle Motors, Danner's Recycling and Towing, Hi-Way 101 Auto Parts, Shorty's Auction & Liquidation Services, Griff's Engines backed #101.

Valenti started 12th in the 20-lap Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck feature and took the lead on lap nine and held off Matt Foos for his 44th career win at Fremont. He is now tied for 9th on the track's all-time win list with Wayne Maffett Sr.

"Once I got around Matt he kept showing me his nose and I knew he was right there. I tried the top in three and four to keep some speed but he was showed me the bottom was better. It was fun running the top in one and two...it was a fine line. I want to thank the Babcocks for everything they do for me," said Valenti beside his Craig Miller Trucking, Best Performance Motorsports, Dave Story Equipment, KS Sales & Service, Pagliai's Pizza, Gressman Powersports backed #7B.

Nate Dussel and Stuart Brubaker brought the field to green for the 30-lap 410 A-main but a four car tangle that left Todd Heller upside down and involved Ricky Peterson, Tony Beaber and Aaron Middaugh halted the action. Everyone was okay with Middaugh and Peterson rejoining the field.

On the second attempt Brubaker grabbed the lead over Dussel, Andrews and Brock Martin. Brubaker pulled away slightly as Andrews drove into second on lap three just before Dan McCarron tumbled in turn four ending his night though he was uninjured. On the restart Andrews drove to Brubaker's outside to take the lead and quickly pulled away.

Andrews caught the back of the field on lap 10 and picked his way through to maintain the lead over Brubaker, Dussel, Craig Mintz, Byron Reed and Tyler Gunn. By the half-way point of the race Andrews was in heavy traffic. Brubaker was occupied trying to hold off Dussel while Mintz and Reed went at it heavy for the fourth spot.

Andrews made some daring moves in traffic and with 10 to go had a some what clear track that he used to build his lead to three seconds. He cruised to the win with Brubaker holding off Dussel for second. Reed and Mintz rounded out the top five.

The 25-lap 305 A-main went green with Miller and Alvin Roepke leading the field. Miller quickly moved out front with Roepke battling with Bobby Clark and Tyler Street for second. Miller's lead was nearly three seconds when he drove into heavy lapped traffic by just the sixth circuit.

Miller was patient in traffic and picked them off one at a time to maintain his advantage over Roepke, Clark, Street, Kyle Peters and John Ivy. The battle between veterans Roepke and Clark in traffic was very entertaining for the runner-up spot.

When the only caution flew on lap 22 for a Jared McFarland spin Miller had built up a four second lead over Roepke. The caution also stopped a tremendous battle for third involving Peters, Ivy, Clark and Street.

Miller drove away when the green reappeared with Roepke maintaining second while Ivy took third. With a clear track no one was going to challenge Miller as he took the checkers over Roepke, Ivy, Peters and Street.

Foos and Brad Mitten brought the field to green for the 20-lap dirt truck A-main with Foos taking the lead over Mitten, Jeff Ward, Andy Keegan, Dustin Keegan and Brad Stuckey. The first caution for a stopped Dana Fry fell on lap four with Foos leading Mitten, Ward, Valenti, Andy Keegan, Stuckey and Dustin Keegan.

A caution for a Noah Wagner spin on lap seven wiped out a 1.5 second lead for Foos and put Valenti on his rear bumper. When the green flew Foos and Valenti went at it for the lead with Mitten, Ward and Andy Keegan battling for third.

Kyle Lagrou brought out another caution on lap nine just as Valenti had taken the lead. With a clear track Valenti and Foos pulled away from the field with Mitten battling with Andy Keegan and Ward exchanging the fifth spot lap after lap with Dustin Keegan.

The final caution flew with five laps to go for Ben Clapp with the running order Valenti, Foos, Mitten, Andy Keegan, Ward and Dustin Keegan. Again when the green flew Valenti and Foos pulled away with Andy Keegan moving into third.

Valenti took the checkers with Foos right in his tire tracks while Andy Keegan, Dustin Keegan and Ward rounding out the top five.

Fitch jumped into the lead at the drop of the green for the late model A-main. Only a couple of cautions would keep the field close, the last coming with just three laps to go.

No one had anything for Fitch as he drove away for the win over John Brooks, Dustin Keegan, Steve Sabo and Jay King.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, July 21 for Kear's Speed Shop Throw Back Night with fans encouraged to wear their oldest racing t-shirts. It will be a FAST 410 night with the 305 sprints, trucks and late models also in action.

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

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Fremont Speedway
Crown Battery Night
Saturday, July 7, 2018

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410 Sprints - Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying
1.16-Chris Andrews, 12.508; 2.23-DJ Foos, 12.615; 3.97-Broc Martin, 12.644; 4.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.651; 5.1-Nate Dussel, 12.655; 6.5-Byron Reed, 12.692; 7.09-Craig Mintz, 12.695; 8.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.772; 9.22M-Dan McCarron, 12.916; 10.8M-TJ Michael, 12.934; 11.8J-Jess Stiger, 12.939; 12.4H-Cap Henry, 12.968; 13.14H-Todd Heller, 12.983; 14.2+-Brian Smith, 12.989; 15.2-Ricky Peterson, 13.001; 16.4T-Tracy Hines, 13.041; 17.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 13.068; 18.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.079; 19.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.247; 20.3T-Tony Beaber, 13.871; 21.96AU-Bruce White, 13.889; 22.91x-Aaron Middaugh, 13.997;

Heat 1 (8 Laps)
1. 09-Craig Mintz[2] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[4] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[1] ; 5. 4T-Tracy Hines[6] ; 6. 14H-Todd Heller[5] ; 7. 7-Shawn Valenti[7] ; 8. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)
1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 3. 8J-Jess Stiger[1] ; 4. 23-DJ Foos[4] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[6] ; 6. 2+-Brian Smith[5] ; 7. 3T-Tony Beaber[7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps)
1. 4H-Cap Henry[1] ; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron[2] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[3] ; 4. 97-Broc Martin[4] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[6] ; 7. 96AU-Bruce White[7]

Australian Pursuit (8 Laps)
1. 16-Chris Andrews[1] ; 2. 97-Broc Martin[2] ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[5] ; 5. 09-Craig Mintz[6] ; 6. 23-DJ Foos[7] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[8] ; 8. 1-Nate Dussel[4]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps)
1. 16-Chris Andrews[4] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[1] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[8] ; 5. 09-Craig Mintz[5] ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn[6] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[10] ; 8. 4H-Cap Henry[7] ; 9. 2+-Brian Smith[17] ; 10. 23-DJ Foos[11] ; 11. 4T-Tracy Hines[13] ; 12. 2-Ricky Peterson[18] ; 13. 8J-Jess Stiger[9] ; 14. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[15] ; 15. 7-Shawn Valenti[19] ; 16. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[22] ; 17. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[14] ; 18. 97-Broc Martin[3] ; 19. 22M-Dan McCarron[12] ; 20. 96AU-Bruce White[21] ; 21. 3T-Tony Beaber[20] ; 22. 14H-Todd Heller[16]
Hard Charger: 2+-Brian Smith +8

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying
1.4*-Tyler Street, 13.580; 2.5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr, 13.819; 3.8-Bobby Clark, 13.904; 4.99-Alvin Roepke, 13.913; 5.26-Jamie Miller, 13.971; 6.97-Kyle Peters, 14.018; 7.12-Kyle Capodice, 14.135; 8.77I-John Ivy, 14.147; 9.29-Bryan Sebetto, 14.163; 10.9R-Dustin Rall, 14.172; 11.19R-Steve Rando, 14.268; 12.36-Seth Schneider, 14.272; 13.21-Dustin Stroup, 14.311; 14.7M-Brandon Moore, 14.319; 15.10-Josh Harrison, 14.587; 16.250-Jared McFarland, 14.617; 17.47-Matt Lucius, 14.751; 18.48-Mike Burkin, 14.866; 19.2L-Landon Lalonde, 14.961; 20.Z10-Kevin Mingus, 42.999; 21.09-Justin Adams, 90.999;

Heat 1, Group A (8 Laps)
1. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 3. 29-Bryan Sebetto[3] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 5. 9R-Dustin Rall[2] ; 6. 47-Matt Lucius[7] ; 7. 250-Jared McFarland[6]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 77I-John Ivy[2] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[1] ; 3. 8-Bobby Clark[4] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 5. 2L-Landon Lalonde[6] ; 6. 10-Josh Harrison[5] ; 7. Z10-Kevin Mingus[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 97-Kyle Peters[1] ; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[2] ; 3. 4*-Tyler Street[4] ; 4. 21-Dustin Stroup[5] ; 5. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[3] ; 6. 48-Mike Burkin[6] ; 7. 09-Justin Adams[7]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps)
1. 26-Jamie Miller[1] ; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[2] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[5] ; 4. 97-Kyle Peters[6] ; 5. 4*-Tyler Street[4] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[7] ; 7. 8-Bobby Clark[3] ; 8. 21-Dustin Stroup[12] ; 9. 29-Bryan Sebetto[9] ; 10. 12-Kyle Capodice[11] ; 11. 7M-Brandon Moore[10] ; 12. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[15] ; 13. 9R-Dustin Rall[13] ; 14. 19R-Steve Rando[8] ; 15. 48-Mike Burkin[18] ; 16. 47-Matt Lucius[16] ; 17. 09-Justin Adams[21] ; 18. 2L-Landon Lalonde[14] ; 19. 250-Jared McFarland[19] ; 20. Z10-Kevin Mingus[20] ; 21. 10-Josh Harrison[17]

Hard Charger: 21-Dustin Stroup +4

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 (8 Laps)
1. 33-Jeff Ward[3] ; 2. 32-Kevin Phillips[1] ; 3. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[8] ; 4. 17x-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 5. 37-Eric DeVanna[6] ; 6. 7f-Dana Frey[4] ; 7. 67-Ben Clapp[7] ; 8. 11-Austin Gibson[2]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)
1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 2. 5s-Brad Stuckey[2] ; 3. 2-Matt Foos[6] ; 4. 23m-Brad Mitten[8] ; 5. 26-Kyle Lagrou[1] ; 6. 16-Jim Holcomb[3] ; 7. 8KB-Kent Brewer[5] ; 8. 49X-Brad Keckler[7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps)
1. 0-Andy Keegan[6] ; 2. 1H-Zeth Sabo[2] ; 3. 9-Curt Inks[1] ; 4. 4s-Keith Sorg[5] ; 5. 22-Brandon Leighton[4] ; 6. 83-Noah Wagner[3] ; 7. 32H-Dan Hennig[7]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps)
1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[12] ; 2. 2-Matt Foos[1] ; 3. 0-Andy Keegan[4] ; 4. 17x-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 5. 33-Jeff Ward[3] ; 6. 23m-Brad Mitten[2] ; 7. 5s-Brad Stuckey[9] ; 8. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[8] ; 9. 49X-Brad Keckler[21] ; 10. 32-Kevin Phillips[6] ; 11. 4s-Keith Sorg[11] ; 12. 37-Eric DeVanna[13] ; 13. 22-Brandon Leighton[15] ; 14. 83-Noah Wagner[18] ; 15. 9-Curt Inks[10] ; 16. 67-Ben Clapp[19] ; 17. 1H-Zeth Sabo[7] ; 18. 26-Kyle Lagrou[14] ; 19. 7f-Dana Frey[16] ; 20. 16-Jim Holcomb[17] ; 21. 11-Austin Gibson[22] ; 22. 8KB-Kent Brewer[20]

Hard Charger: 49x-Brad Keckler +12

Limited Late Models - McCullough Industries

Heat 1 (8 Laps)
1. 4M-Jamie Miller[1] ; 2. 101-Chester Fitch[4] ; 3. 23m-Brad Mitten[2] ; 4. 17x-Dustin Keegan[3] ; 5. 16-Steve Sabo[5] ; 6. 4C-Bill Clapp JR[6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)
1. 69-John Mayes[2] ; 2. 00-John Brooks[3] ; 3. 27K-Jay King[5] ; 4. 22J-Josh Kiser[1] ; 5. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[4]

A-Main 1 (15 Laps)
1. 101-Chester Fitch[1] ; 2. 00-John Brooks[2] ; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 4. 16-Steve Sabo[9] ; 5. 27K-Jay King[5] ; 6. 4C-Bill Clapp JR[11] ; 7. 69-John Mayes[3] ; 8. 23m-Brad Mitten[6] ; 9. 4M-Jamie Miller[4] ; 10. 22J-Josh Kiser[8] ; 11. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[10]

Hard Charger: 16-Steve Sabo +5

 


Irwin Wins Sprint Feature at Gas City
After Cottle and Boyles Tangle;
Simon, Kirkman, Mallery and Cale Also Score

GAS CITY, Ind., July 7 — The pits and the grandstand were as packed as a boardwalk, and the action and some tempers were as hot as the sand at the seashore during the “Beach Theme Night/Summer Thunder” show Friday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway. Five divisions shared the card, and some unusual circumstances generated some new winners. One of them was Steve Irwin of Fenton, Mich., who won the 25-lap non-wing sprint car feature after an incident between the leader, Shane Cottle, and the driver who was second at the time, Clinton Boyles.

Landon Simon won the 20-lap midget feature, while Todd Kirkman won the 15-lap 600cc winged micro-sprint main event. Jim Mallery was victorious in the 20-lap UMP modified feature, and Jami Cale came from deep in the pack to win the 15-lap super street feature after another controversial incident between the leader, Randy Lines, and the driver who had led most of the race and was trying to regain that lead, Terry Sroufe.

The 25-lap sprint feature had as much drama as a steamy beach paperback. First there was a complete restart after Kyle Simon, Jamie Frederickson and Kyle Robbins tangled in Turn 4, with Simon flipping. Luckily he was unhurt. Boyles, who started on the pole and is the point leader, led the first lap but then dropped to third after he did a 360-degree spin on the backstretch with one lap down. It didn’t bring out a yellow but it gave the lead to Cottle, who had started second and is second in the point standings.

Cottle dominated the race, building up a sizeable lead over Jacob Gordon and then Boyles, who passed Gordon for second and brought Irwin along with him into third a few car lengths back on lap six. Despite three more cautions that tightened up the field and allowed Boyles to draw close on restarts, Cottle had things well in hand, building up a sizeable lead over Boyles each time.

It all came to a screeching halt with 21 laps down, however, as there was an incident between Boyles and Cottle between Turns 1 and 2 and Cottle spun. As far as Cottle was concerned it was too similar to another incident between he and Boyles on June 8 in which Cottle flipped on the backstretch, and as Cottle’s car left the track on the back of a wrecker and the field circled under yellow, Cottle expressed his anger towards Boyles. Boyles saw the incident completely differently and felt unjustly accused, but he was penalized, went to the rear, and finished tenth. Cottle was credited with 14th.

All Irwin had to do was hold on for four more laps, which the 2017 SOD champion did to become the sixth different non-wing sprint car feature winner at Gas City this season with his Flying Zero, earning his first non-wing sprint feature victory in the Hoosier state. Adam Byrkett finished second, Kayeleb Bolton came from 20th to third, Travis Hery placed fourth and an Aussie who was making his first start ever in America and in a non-wing sprint car, Braydan Willmington, used the high groove to place fifth.

Landon Simon, who had engine problems in the sprint car feature, led all 20 laps of the midget feature from the pole with his “Make the Switch — Mt. Baker Vapor” No. 24. Chris Baue, who started second, finished in that position. Scott Orr, Jeff Beasley and Zach Hampton rounded out the top five.

Twenty-seven 600cc winged micro-sprint drivers signed in for their portion of the show. Polesitter Todd Kirkman led all 15 laps of their feature to put his No. 2K sponsored by EX3 Racing Classics and Dr. Harmon Optometry into victory lane. Austin Nigh, Blane Culp, Jordan Welch and Alexis Adgate trailed him at the line.

Polesitter Jim Mallery led all 20 laps of the UMP modified feature despite four yellows that allowed his rivals to close up on his No. 8, which is sponsored by Sherman Enterprises and Stapleton Architectural Stone. Daniel Russell passed Andy Bishop on lap eight to earn the runner-up honors. Bub Robert finished third, Dillon Nusbaum placed fourth and Bishop held on for fifth.

Jami Cale started ninth in the 17-car field for the 15-lap super street feature but won over Jeremy Creech, who started even further back. James Headley, Ron Flaugh and Terry Sroufe rounded out the top five.

Sroufe, the polesitter, led the first 12 laps before Randy Lines ducked under him coming out of Turn 4 on lap 13 after a restart. A few seconds later the driver who was fourth, Jeff Matheny, spun in Turn 1 to bring out another caution, which as it turned out spurred on several more. One of the spinners was Sroufe, who spun in Turn 4 working lap 14 while trying to retake the lead from Lines. He restarted at the rear and so did Lines, who was penalized for his role in Sroufe’s misfortune. That gave the lead to Cale, who only led the last two laps, including the only one that paid money.

Intermission featured an exhibition by the Midwest Oldtimers Vintage Race Club and a beach ball game for the kids.

There are six more shows scheduled for the track this year. There is only one more show in July: the Mid-Season Showdown on July 13 featuring non-wing sprints, UMP modifieds, thunder cars and FWD compacts.

The track will present three big shows featuring various divisions in August on Aug. 3, Aug. 17 and Aug. 31.

The USAC AMSOIL national sprint cars and the USSA Kenyon midgets visit Gas City on Sept. 7 in a card that includes three additional divisions, and the season concludes on Sept. 28 with the James Dean Classic.

For details on each program, please see the track’s schedule on its Web site at GasCityI69Speedway.com. Fans can also follow it on Facebook (@GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas), Twitter (@GasCitySpeedway) and Instagram (@GasCitySpeedway).

The results:

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Shane Cottle, 2. Clinton Boyles, 3. Adam Byrkett, 4. Landon Simon, 5. Kyle Robbins, 6. Aaron Davis, 7. Jack James.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Steve Irwin, 2. Braydan Willmington, 3. Daylan Chambers, 4. Kyle Simon, 5. Tyler Hewitt, 6. Evan Mosley, 7. Kayeleb Bolton.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Jay Waugh, 2. Jacob Gordon, 3. Jamie Fredrickson, 4. Travis Hery, 5. Parker Fredrickson, 6. Bryar Schroeter, 7. Luke Harbison.

Non-Wing Sprint Feature (25 laps): 1. Steve Irwin, 2. Adam Byrkett, 3. Kayeleb Bolton, 4. Travis Hery, 5. Braydan Willmington, 6. Evan Mosley, 7. Tyler Hewitt, 8. Kyle Robbins, 9. Jacob Gordon, 10. Clinton Boyles, 11. Bryar Schroeter, 12. Jay Waugh, 13. Jack James, 14. Shane Cottle, 15. Aaron Davis, 16. Landon Simon, 17. Luke Harbison, 18. Daylan Chambers, 19. Parker Fredrickson, 20. Jamie Fredrickson, 21. Kyle Simon.

Midget Heat (8 laps): 1. Landon Simon, 2. Chris Baue, 3. Zach Hampton, 4. Logan Arnold, 5. Nick Speidel, 6. Jeff Beasley, 7. Scott Orr, 8. Brian Paulus.

Midget Feature (20 laps): 1. Landon Simon, 2. Chris Baue, 3. Scott Orr, 4. Jeff Beasley, 5. Zach Hampton, 6. Logan Arnold, 7. Nick Speidel, 8. Brian Paulus (DNS).

600cc Winged Micro-Sprint Heat 1 (6 laps): 1. Todd Kirkman, 2. Austin Nigh, 3. Jordan Welch, 4. Michael Schimmel, 5. Brenton Lamb, 6. Justin Harper, 7. Chad Orr, 8. Josh Cevela, 9. Tyler Chalk.

600cc Winged Micro-Sprint Heat 2 (6 laps): 1. Blane Culp, 2. Devan Myers, 3. Morgan Castle, 4. Alexis Adgate, 5. Jason Ormsby, 6. Ed Cleveland, 7. Chad Wilson, 8. Mike Landis, 9. Bob Baker.

600cc Winged Micro-Sprint Heat 3 (6 laps): 1. Kole Kirkman, 2. Cooper Welch, 3. Josh James, 4. Nathan Franklin, 5. Blake Lamb, 6. Caleb Cevela, 7. Duane Noe, 8. Josh Isbell.

600cc Winged Micro-Sprint B Main (8 laps): 1. Justin Harper, 2. Ed Cleveland, 3. Caleb Cevela, 4. Mike Landis, 5. Duane Now, 6. Chad Orr, 7. Josh Isbell, 8. Chad Wilson, 9. Josh Cevela, 10. Bob Baker, 11. Tyler Chalk.

600cc Winged Micro Sprint Feature (15 laps): 1. Todd Kirkman, 2. Austin Nigh, 3. Blane Culp, 4. Jordan Welch, 5. Alexis Adgate, 6. Justin Harper, 7. Morgan Castle, 8. Ed Cleveland, 9. Nathan Franklin, 10. Caleb Cevela, 11. Devan Myers, 12. Jason Ormsby, 13. Cooper Welch, 14. Brenton Lamb, 15. Kole Kirkman, 16. Josh James, 17. Blake Lamb, 18. Michael Schimmel, 19. Mike Landis, 20. Duane Noe.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt

ERIE, MI (July 7, 2018) – After being rained out twice, the third attempt proved to be a charm for the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt race #1 of the King Engine Bearings King of Michigan at Hartford Speedway Friday night. It was Ryan Ruhl’s night to rule in his Krieger Racing Engines powered Maxim as he was the Lane Automotive/MSD Ignitions Faster Master in qualifying for his heat, won the RockAuto.com heat race, won the feature, then proposed to long-time girlfriend Courtney Squires in victory lane to the delight of the large, enthusiastic crowd.

Fastest qualifier and Engler Machine & Tool heat race winner Chad Blonde started on the pole after Braxton drew the number one pill in the King Engine Bearings Kids Feature Draw. Third place starter Brett Mann got out of shape in turn one of the first lap after a tire bleeder stuck and Eli Lakin got caught up in the melee and flipped, ending the race for both. On the restart, Michael Schumacher came to a stop in turn three with a shredded right rear tire.

Once back under green, Blonde looked like he was in control as he masterfully negotiated traffic, to maintain a twenty-car lead over Ruhl who started fourth and moved into second on lap two. A caution on lap ten gave Ruhl (Coldwater, MI) a chance to deal with Blonde on an open track and he shot under Blonde to take the lead on lap 11. Although Blonde stayed close to Ruhl for a few laps, the lead grew throughout the race and a caution resulting in a green, white, checkered finish was no problem for Ruhl who stuck to his mid to low line to take the win. A few more laps may have proven disastrous for Ruhl as his left rear tire was slowly losing air and victory lane photos showed just how low the tire was; it eventually went flat in post-race celebration.

It was an interesting race that demonstrated the success of SOD’s “Beyond Limits” format utilizing Hoosier spec tires. Winner Ruhl and second-place Blonde were powered by 410s and third-place Gregg Dalman and fourth-place Andy Teunessen had 360 motors.

Joining Ruhl and Blonde as Lane Automotive/MSD Ignitions Fast Masters and heat race winners was Joe Swanson in the COMP Cams heat race.

It was announced that a date has been added for Sprints On Dirt at Hartford Speedway, Friday, August 10 for a race sponsored by Ti22 Performance. SOD also returns to Hartford Speedway for already scheduled KoM dates July 13, July 27, and August 31.1

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

Group

Time

#

Driver

Engler Machine & Tool Heat

14.851

5B

Chad Blonde

COMP Cams Heat

15.615

7J

Joe Swanson

RockAuto.com Heat

15.882

71H

Ryan Ruhl

Heat Races

Engler Machine & Tool Heat #1

#

Driver

Contingency

1

5B

Chad Blonde

2

7

Shawn Valenti

3

27B

Boston Mead

Benic Enterprises

4

10s

Jay Steinebach

Racing Optics

5

4

Tyler Fitzpatrick

6

8

Justin Ward

7

70

Eli Lakin

COMP Cams Heat #2

#

Driver

Contingency

1

7J

Joe Swanson

2

5

Andy Tuenessen

3

18

Michael Summers

Benic Enterprises

4

1a

Mark Aldrich

Racing Optics

5

3

Dustin Shriver

6

24

Eric Smith

7

52

Zac Broughman

RockAuto.com Heat #3

#

Driver

Contingency

1

71H

Ryan Ruhl

2

19

Brett Mann

3

49T

Gregg Dalman

Benic Enterprises

4

0

Ricky Ferkel

Racing Optics

5

11

Trey Smith

6

24+

Mike Schumacher

7

8W

Josh Ward

Feature

#

Driver

Awards

Contingencies

1

71H

Ryan Ruhl

Rod End Supply

2

5b

Chad Blonde

Jim Coffey & Son

Rod End Supply

3

49T

Gregg Dalman

Rod End Supply

4

5

Andy Tuenessen

5

27B

Boston Mead

ATL Racing Fuel Cells

6

7J

Joe Swanson

7

4

Tyler Fitzpatrick

8

7

Shawn Valenti

9

1a

Mark Aldrich

King Racing Products

10

0

Ricky Ferkel

11

3

Dustin Shriver

Keizer Aluminum Wheels

12

8

Justin Ward

13

24

Eric Smith

14

18

Michael Summers

15

10s

Jay Steinebach

16

8W

Josh Ward

17

11

Trey Smith

18

24+

Mike Schumacher

19

19

Brett Mann

20

70

Eli Lakin

21

52

Zac Broughman

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger – Gregg Dalman (+6), Tyler Fitzpatrick (+6)

BR Motorsports Contingency (feature top 10 draw) – Mark Aldrich

DMI (Diversified Machine) Contingency (feature 12-16 draw) – Justin Ward

ARP Corporation Lucky Dog – Joe Swanson

Allstar Performance Better Luck Next Time – Zac Broughman

For more information about King Engine Bearings, go to www.kingbearings.com. Check out Hartford Speedway at www.hartfordspeedway.net. To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2018 by:

Engine Pro (Title Sponsor)

ARP (Title Sponsor)

Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire)

MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor)

King Engine Bearings (Hartford King of Michigan Sponsor)

Motul (Leader of the Pack Sponsor)

Lane Automotive (Fast Masters Cosponsor)

MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Cosponsor)

Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor)

COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor)

RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor)

ARP (Lucky Dog Sponsor)

KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor)

Allstar Performance (Better Luck Next Time Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Series Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

Jim Coffey and Son Plumbing & Heating (Deuced It! Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Sportsman of the Year Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Crew Chief of the Year Sponsor)

Noizee 1 Motorsports (Bags o’ Money Awards)

SOD 2018 contingency sponsor partners are:

Allstar Performance ATL Racing Fuel Cells

Benic Enterprises BR Motorsports

Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI) Hepfner Racing Products (HRP)

J & J Auto Racing Keizer Aluminum Wheels

King Racing Products Maxim Racing

Motor City Racing Promotions Racing Optics

Rod End Supply Schoenfeld Headers

Simpson Racing Products Walker Performance Filtration

 

 

Cam Schafer Batting .600 In Traditional Sprints New Richmond, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-6-18)

2014 Champion Cam Schafer improved his season batting average winning his sixth feature of the year in ten attempts during the opening night of the popular World of Outlaws weekend at the Cedar Lake Speedway on a beautiful Friday evening. The POWRi UMSS Lucas Oil Traditional Sprint Car Series was the support division on the opening night and they provided a very entertaining 25 lap feature. Cam Schafer of Minneapolis swapped the lead back and forth with Denny Stordahl of Centuria and held off a late charge by Jake Kouba for the victory. It was Schafer coming out on top, as he ran up top on the cushion while Stordahl was strong on the bottom. The track had two grooves for racing and the leaders were never separated by more than several car lengths throughout. Schafer led the final seven laps on his way to Rock Auto Victory Lane. The win paid Schafer and his potent Rathpack Racing team $500 thanks to some added money from GRP Motorsports. Schafer tied Johnny Parsons for second on the all-time POWRi Lucas Oil Traditional sprint win list with 18 career victories.

The Traditional sprints fell just one car short of equaling their largest field ever when 27 POWRi Lucas Oil Traditional sprints signed into the pits. Winners of the three heat races included Schafer, Jeremy Kerzman and Jake Kouba. With the top six drivers in passing points redrawing after the heats, it would be Bryan Roach and Schafer going from the front row followed by Stordahl, Blake Anderson, Johnny Parsons III and Kerzman in the second the third rows. The POWRi Lucas Oil Traditional sprints also ran a six lap Barb Brandt Memorial Dash for Cash. The top two finishers in each heat race redrew and it was Jake Kouba picking up the top prize. The second heat saw defending POWRi Lucas Oil Traditional Sprint Car Series champion Mike Mueller take a wild ride in turn one along with rookie Josh Braford. Anna Hippe also got collected in the crash. Mueller was shaken but appeared to be okay. Neither Braford or Mueller were able to start the feature. Coming into the night Mueller was just 23 points behind Schafer for the series point lead with nine top five finishes. Unfortunately that streak ended with the hard crash, as both cars flipped, Mueller multiple times and sustained heavy damage.

Despite being slowed under caution five times, the 25 lap POWRi Lucas Oil Traditional sprint feature was a very good race. Not surprisingly, Schafer bolted into the early lead running the high side. Third starter Stordahl was strong on the bottom lane and edged past Schafer on lap 7 for the lead following a couple of cautions for Parsons spins with four laps in the books. The caution blinked on again for the third time when John Lowe looped his car in turn three, with Stordahl up front. Debris on the restart brought out the yellow quickly, then Stordahl led through lap 10. Schafer narrowly regained the lead on lap 11 and one lap later the final caution flew when Jeff Pellersels lost power and stalled on the back stretch. The fourteen lap green flag run to the checks saw Stordahl regain the lead on lap 14 only to see the persistent Schafer take it back again on lap 19. Jake Kouba got by Stordahl for second on lap 21 and closed in on Schafer but came up a few car lengths short at the checkers. Twenty of the 25 starters were still running at the end.

The next race for the POWRi Lucas Oil Traditional sprints will see the series make its first-ever appearance at the Spring Lake Speedway near Unity, Wisconsin on Friday night July 13 and a return trip to Cedar Lake the following night for another CLS Shootout Series event. Keep tabs on all of the POWRi UMSS Lucas Oil Traditional sprint car action by visiting our website at www.umsprints.com or by following the series on Facebook and My Race Pass.

TSCS Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway July 6, 2018 (Race #10)

POWRi Lucas Oil/GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 14-Cam Schafer, [2]; 2. 6-Jake Kouba, [7]; 3. 34-Denny Stordahl, [3]; 4. 7H-Harry Hanson, [10]; 5. 99-Bryan Roach, [1]; 6. N1-Ty Sampair, [8]; 7. 7-Scott Brandt, [9]; 8. 93-Brad Peterson, [18]; 9. 2K-Jimmy Kouba, [12]; 10. 12X-Blake Anderson, [4]; 11. 69S-Jon Lewerer, [14]; 12. 101-Paul Schultz, [15]; 13. 19B-Jack Berger, [13]; 14. 15E-Caley Emerson, [11]; 15. 38S-Allen Stettner, [19]; 16. 16-Anna Hippe, [25]; 17. K1-Kevin Lear, [21]; 18. 23-Jake Hendrickson, [16]; 19. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman, [6]; 20. 2J-John Lowe, [20]; 21. (DNF) 00-Kyle Finnegan, [23]; 22. (DNF) 22-Jeff Pellersels, [17]; 23. (DNF) 33C-Cody Emmans, [26]; 24. (DNF) 12-Johnny Parsons III, [5]; 25. (DNF) 95-Kevin Bradwell, [27]; (DNS) 87-Mike Mueller, ; (DNS) 56-Josh Braford, Lap Leaders: Schafer 1-6, Stordahl 7-10, Schafer 11-13, Stordahl 14-18, Schafer 19-25. (5) cautions laps 4, 4 restart, 7, 7 restart & 11.

Barb Brandt Memorial Dash 1 (6 Laps): 1. 6-Jake Kouba, [2]; 2. 15E-Caley Emerson, [1]; 3. 14-Cam Schafer, [3]; 4. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman, [6]; 5. 12-Johnny Parsons III, [5]; 6. 12X-Blake Anderson, [4] Lap Leader: Jake Kouba 1-6. No cautions.

Rock Auto.com Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 14-Cam Schafer, [3]; 2. 15E-Caley Emerson, [1]; 3. 34-Denny Stordahl, [7]; 4. N1-Ty Sampair, [8]; 5. 7-Scott Brandt, [9]; 6. 93-Brad Peterson, [6]; 7. 2J-John Lowe, [4]; 8. (DNF) 00-Kyle Finnegan, [5]; 9. (DNF) 95-Kevin Bradwell, [2] Lap Leaders: Emerson 1-2, Schafer 3-10. No cautions.

PIRTEK Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman, [3]; 2. 12X-Blake Anderson, [9]; 3. 99-Bryan Roach, [8]; 4. 19B-Jack Berger, [1]; 5. 101-Paul Schultz, [5]; 6. 23-Jake Hendrickson, [7]; 7. (DNF) 56-Josh Braford, [2]; 8. (DNF) 87-Mike Mueller, [4]; 9. (DNF) 16-Anna Hippe, [6] Lap Leader: Kerzman 1-10. Red flag on opening lap for big crash in turn 1 involving 56, 87 & 16. 56 & 87 flipped. 16 front end damage.

GRP Motorsports Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 6-Jake Kouba, [2]; 2. 12-Johnny Parsons III, [6]; 3. 2K-Jimmy Kouba, [3]; 4. 69S-Jon Lewerer, [1]; 5. 7H-Harry Hanson, [9]; 6. 22-Jeff Pellersels, [7]; 7. 38S-Allen Stettner, [5]; 8. K1-Kevin Lear, [8]; 9. (DNF) 33C-Cody Emmans, [4] Lap Leader: Jake Kouba 1-10. One yellow with 4 lap scored when 33c lost left rear tire going down backstretch. 12 had just passed 6 for lead but scoring reverted back to the last completed lap.

 

 

Steve Poirier Outlasts Chuck Hebing to Win Night 3 of Donath Motor Worx CNY Speedweek for Lucas Oil ESS at Brewerton

By MIKE MALLETT

BREWERTON, NY – The third night of Donath MotorWorx Central New York Speedweek saw an epic battle at the front of the field as two former series champions exchanged slide jobs to see who was going to come out on top. Steve Poirier and Chuck Hebing battled throughout the 25-lap A-Main on Friday night at Brewerton Speedway. Eventually it was Poirier, of St. Mathieu de Beloeil, Que., who outlasted Hebing for his record 67th career win.

Poirier and Hebing exchanged the lead no less than five times as they swapped slide jobs looking for the $2,500 top prize. Poirier ran the extreme top of the speedway while Hebing found something through the middle. Poirier ultimately altered his line late just enough to keep Hebing behind him in the NAPA Auto Parts, E & V Energy, Mach 1 Chassis A-Main.

“We haven’t been struggling, but we’ve been in the top five and not winning like in the past,” commented Poirier. “It could not be tougher to win than during Speedweek. When you win one of these it is better. I had fun racing with the Cobra (Hebing) and Jason (Barney) at the front. We race each other clean and try to put on a good show. I have a great respect them. That makes this feel better.”

Barney and Poirier redrew the front row for the start of the race. On the opening circuit Barney dove low with Poirier working high. Barney edged Poirier the line to lead lap one. Poirier was able to take the lead on lap two as the blasted around the cushion.

The top two remained unchanged until lap seven when Brett Wright spun in turn four. At the green flag, eighth starting Chuck Hebing moved his way from third to battle Barney for second. He took the spot on lap 10. He now put his full attention to tracking down Poirier.

On lap 11 Hebing made his move to take the lead from Poirier only to have the race come under caution for a second and final time. Matt Tanner slowed to stop in turn two necessitating the yellow.

The green flag flew once more with Hebing getting the hole shot and Barney also moving by Poirier to take over second. Poirier quickly regrouped getting rolling once more on the top of the speedway. On lap 14 Poirier got the lead back.

Hebing drove back by him on lap 15 off the bottom of turn two only to have Poirier pull a slide job in turns three and four to regain the top spot. Hebing stayed right with him while continuing to work the extreme bottom lane of the speedway.

“On a tight bull ring like this we are all fighting for our small space,” stated Poirier. “When I saw Cobra (Hebing) I thought I was done. I was searching for a lane. I didn’t know where to go. I was pretty good early on the outside of three and four but then it started going away. He was good in the middle so I knew I needed to find something different.”

As the race reached the final third, traffic now factored into the race forcing Poirier to not only contend with Hebing but also slower cars at the back of the pack. Hebing continued to work over Poirier for the lead with a late charging Larry Wight entering the fray as well.

Poirier made all the right moves late to find himself in victory lane at the end for his first Brewerton Speedway triumph since August of 2011.

Hebing, coming off his win at Land of Legends Raceway the previous night, ended up coming to the checkers in the second position. The Ontario, N.Y., driver was all smiles afterwards even though he didn’t get the win.

“Steve and I have been racing a long time together and we really enjoy it, but I enjoy it more when I beat him,” joked Hebing. “He said I showed him the middle of the race track so I went down and chose the bottom. I should have stuck to what I was doing. That cost me the win there but it was good race.”

Wight, a Modified regular as the speedway, was in the mix late but came up short finishing third after starting in 11th position. Wight made up much off his ground as Poirier and Hebing tried to get through traffic. He worked the extreme low lane on the race track.

“I wish I had another 10 laps to watch them struggle in traffic,” stated Wight. “I think I could have maybe got them while they were in lapped traffic. I kept hoping for a lapped car to slide up so I could drive underneath both of them.”

Barney ended up finishing fourth with Danny Varin gaining a couple spots from his seventh starting position to finish in fifth. Rounding out the top ten were Shawn Donath, Jeff Cook, Coleman Gulick, Mike Mahaney and Scott Kreutter.

A field of 40 sprints filled the pits for Night #3 of Speedweek,

Donath MotorWorx CNY Speedweek Night #3

Lucas Oil ESS/Mach 1 Chassis A-Main Brewerton Speedway – Steve Poirier ($2,510), Chuck Hebing ($1,560), Larry Wight ($1,085), Jason Barney ($725), Danny Varin ($605), Shawn Donath ($495), Jeff Cook ($755), Coleman Gulick ($445), Mike Mahaney ($435), Scott Kreutter ($400), Billy VanInwegen ($435), Mark Smith ($370), Matt Billings ($300), Paulie Colagiovanni ($350), Dave Axton ($300), Jordan Poirier ($300), Matt Tanner ($300), Tommy Wickham ($300), Jeff Trombley ($350), Jonathan Preston ($100), Chad Miller ($350), Denny Peebles ($100), Scott Holcomb ($350), Brett Wright ($350), Dan Douville ($300), Kelly Hebing ($300)

Did Not Qualify – Emily VanInwegen, Sean Durand, Josh Flint, Josh Azzi, Steve Hutchinson Jr., Dave Wickham, Joe August Jr., Yan Bilodeau, Ryan Harrison, Pete Richardson, Tyler Trump, Steve Glover, Sam Reakes IV, Keith Granholm,

E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time – Donath, Varin, Mahaney, Wight $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Gulick, Varin, Barney, Wight $25

Power Seal Power Move of the Night – $100

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – C, Hebing $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – Barney $50

Insinger Performance Hard Charger – Wight (8 pos), $50

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals 14th Anniversary – Colagiovanni $50

Fondations 55 Last Car Lead Lap – Miller $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Holcomb, Trombley - $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Varin $25

SUNY Canton Smart Finish – VanInwegen $35

Robert Finley Sr. Memorial/Cobra Coaches Dash – Cook ($125), VanInwegen ($75), Smith ($50), Wright ($50)

Around Town Plumbing and Heating Just Missed – Glover $25

Ashley Lynn Winery Podium – Poirier, Hebing, Wight $10

Hoosier Tire – Cook $200

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Dylan Westbrook, Lucas Smith, Ken Sargent and Nick Masi Win on O’Neil’s/Case IH Frankie Turkey Memorial Night at Ohsweken

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (July 6, 2018) – An exciting night at Ohsweken Speedway had 115 cars sign in across four divisions for Frankie Turkey Memorial Night and Friday Night Excitement presented by O’Neil’s Farm Equipment and Case IH Agriculture on Friday, July 6. The night was run in honour of the late Frankie Turkey, uncle to track owner Glenn Styres, who passed away following a car accident at just 27 years of age. Frankie introduced Glenn to auto racing at a young age, and remains an inspiration for many parts of Glenn’s business and Ohsweken Speedway – including the track’s trademark orange colour.

When the action on the track was completed, it was Dylan Westbrook claiming the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car Feature win for the fifth time this season and Lucas Smith who scored his first career Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car win. For the stock cars, Ken Sargent won the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock Feature and Nick Masi collected the checkered flag in the HRW Automotive Mini Stock main event. KOOL KIDZ-CORR/PAK 360 SPRINT CARS (Photo by Dale Calnan/image Factor Media). Jim Huppunen and Dylan Westbrook lined-up on the front row for the 20-lap A-Main Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car Feature. Huppunen threw a pair of slide jobs at Westbrook on the opening lap, but still Westbrook gained control of the point and quickly worked to open a sizeable advantage that grew to a full straightaway by lap five. On lap four, Tyler Hendricks got past both Huppunen and Mack DeMan to take second, but DeMan fought back to retake the runner-up spot with a strong run off turn four on lap nine.

With eight laps to go, Westbrook slowed his pace as he dealt with what appeared to be a big clump of clay lodged in the right rear-wheel, causing severe vibrations. Westbrook nursed the car around the bottom of the track as he tried to hold off DeMan, who worked meticulously to close the gap. DeMan reeled in Westbrook until he made a pass for the lead just after taking the white flag. Unfortunately for DeMan, the caution flag waved before the checkers when Scott Burke slowed in turn three and setup a one-lap dash with DeMan lining up second.

On the final restart, DeMan followed Westbrook on the bottom of turn one to prevent a slide job from Mikey Kruchka in third. In turns three and four, Westbrook made his car just wide enough to hold off DeMan at the finish by just 0.152 seconds for his fifth win of the season. DeMan, Kruchka, Chris Steele and Hendricks rounded out the top-five. Steele and DeMan were heat race winners earlier in the night. STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media). Shone Evans and Aaron Turkey lined up out front of the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20-lap Feature event. Fifth-starting Lucas Smith quickly raced into third while Evans led Turkey for the opening three laps until the first caution when Dereck Lemyre spun in turn three. On the restart, Turkey tagged the inside wall in turn one and spun before tipping on his side to being out a red flag.

After another pairs of restarts, Evans was able to maintain the lead over Smith while Ryan Hunsinger got past Hannah Ferrell for third before the yellow flag waved again on lap six for a slowed Josh Hansen. The restart on lap six proved to be the final one where Evans remained up front but Smith stayed in tow.

At the halfway point, Evans’ lead was less than a second and was eliminated entirely once he worked into slower traffic on lap 13. The following lap, Smith used the slower cars to gain a big run off turn four while Evans was stuck low and took the lead with six laps remaining. Smith checked out over the remaining distance, leaving Evans to battle for second with Ryan Hunsinger and Jesse Costa. At the finish, it was Costa who prevailed in that battle ahead of Evans and Hunsinger. Jacob Dykstra rounded out the top-five after starting 19th, which earned him the hard-charger award.

Earlier in the night, Turkey, Costa, Smith and AJ Lewis won qualifying heat races while Rob Neely claimed a win in the B-Main. MIDDLEPORT MECHANICAL THUNDER STOCKS (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media). Donny Lampman and Kacey Huffman started on the front row for the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock Feature. It was Jay Liverance who jumped forward from the fourth spot to lead the opening four laps until Ryan Dinning took over the top spot on lap five.

On lap 7, an uncharacteristic solo spin for Dave Bailey didn’t bring out the yellow flag, but Liverance spinning in turn two on the following lap was the cause of the first of three cautions. On the ensuing restart, Ken Sargent took the lead from his teammate Dinning in what proved to be the winning pass. Over the final 12 laps, Sargent had to hold off a Christopher Hale and the night’s hard charger Ryan Beagle to claim the win while Logan Shwedyk and Dinning rounded out the top-five. The win was the 135th of Sargent’s career, he announced to the crowd in victory lane.

Earlier in the night, Lee Winger, Dinning and Bailey claimed heat race wins. HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media). Mike Giberson and Tim Jamieson brought the HRW Automotive Mini Stock field to the green flag for the 15-lap A-Main, but it was sixth-starting Mike Taylor who led the opening lap. Taylor didn’t hold the point for long as Brian Crosgrove raced forward to lead lap two before a caution on the following lap for a spun Jeremy May in turn two.

The first and only restart of the race saw Tristan Da Silva race forward to the lead, only to have 20th-starting Nick Masi take it away at the other end of the racetrack and lead lap three. One lap later, it was Kyle Wert and Time DeBoer jumping forward to second and third behind the leader.

Over the next six laps, Masi raced ahead to a 10 car-length lead while the top three had broken away from the rest of the field by nearly a straightaway. Masi had to deal with some lapped traffic in the closing laps that saw his lead erode away, but held on for his third win of the season by just 0.174 seconds over top-five finishers Tim DeBoer, Kyle Wert, Gillian Hils and Dale Millard.

Earlier in the night, Christopher French, Mike Taylor Paul Longboat and Matt Nuell won qualifying heats while Jonathan Ayrton and Sean Iftody won B-Mains. UP NEXT AT OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY Ohsweken Speedway returns to action on Friday, July 13 for Sponsor and Bicycle night presented by Strickland’s GMC of Brantford. Kids in attendance will have plenty of chances to win a new bike. On the track, all four weekly divisions are in action, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Race time is 7:30pm and adult admission is just $14 and children 12 and under are $3 or less. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca. OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY STATISTICAL REPORT July 6, 2018 Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada O’Neil’s Farm Equipment and Case IH Agriculture Total Entries – 115 ———————————————————– Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (17 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (2); 2. 17x Mack DeMan (3); 3. 0 Mikey Kruchka (9); 4. 80 Chris Steele (8); 5. 38 Tyler Hendricks (5); 6. 14h Jim Huppunen (1); 7. 9 Steve Lyons (11); 8. 97 Cory Turner (17); 9. 22 Shawn Sliter (7); 10. DNF 91 Ryan Turner (4); 11. 81 Derek Jonathan (13); 12. 22F Jim Porter (15); 13. 55 Mike Thorne (6); 14. 11 Jamie Turner (10); 15. 43 Scott Sherk (12); 16. 44 Barry Dunn (14); 17. 9b Scott Burke (16) A-Feature Lap Leaders – Dylan Westbrook 1-20 Hard Charger – Cory Turner +9 (17th to 8th)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 80 Chris Steele, St. Catharine’s, ON (2); 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ON (8); 3. 22 Shawn Sliter, Port Colborne, ON (3); 4. 14h Jim Huppunen, Fenwick, ON (5); 5. 0 Mikey Kruchka, Hamilton, ON (7); 6. DNF 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (4); 7. DNF 43 Scott Sherk, Port Colborne, ON (6); 8. DNF 9b Scott Burke, Charing Cross, ON (1); 9. DNF 44 Barry Dunn, (9)

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 17x Mack DeMan, Mississauga, ON (4); 2. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (1); 3. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Pain Court, ON (6): 4. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (3); 5. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia, ON (8); 6. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle, ON (7); 7. 81 Derek Jonathan, Lewiston, NY, USA (5); 8. DNF F22 Jim Porter, Grand Island, NY, USA (2);

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($150): Dylan Westbrook ———————————————————– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (29 entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 49L Lucas Smith (5); 2. 52 Jesse Costa (9); 3. 87x Shone Evans (1); 4. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (4); 5. 5d Jacob Dykstra (19); 6. 29 Liam Martin (17); 7. 1 Holly Porter (7); 8. 68 Aaron Turkey (2); 9. 4 Hannah Ferrell (3); 10. 9 Paul Ballantyne (11); 11. 08 Steven Beckett (23); 12. 49h Jerry Hill (14); 13. 51 Trevor Young (22); 14. 12 Brad Herron (15); 15. 5 DJ Christie (10); 16. 56 Dereck Lemyre (13); 17. 74 Rob Neely (21); 18. 70 Baily Heard (24); 19. 8mk Matt Hill (6); 20. 22jr Al Gilletta Jr. (16); 21. DNF 7 Caleb Wood (20); 22. DNF 88h Josh Hansen (12); 23. DNF 24a AJ Lewis (8); 24. DNF 69 Josh Hill (18) A-Feature Lap Leaders – Shone Evans 1-13, Lucas Smith 14-20 Hard Charger – Jacob Dykstra +14 (19th to 5th)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken, ON (2); 2. 87x Shone Evans, Scotland, ON (8); 3. 9 Paul Ballantyne, Brantford, ON (4); 4. 22jr Al Gilletta Jr., St. Catharine’s, ON (1); 5. 69 Josh Hill, Six Nations, ON (3); 6. 9c Brian Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON (7); 7. DNF 24 Jeff Newham, Windsor, ON (5); 8. DNF 1eh Paul Klager, Beamsville, ON (6)

Klotz Automotive Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:04.963) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 52 Jesse Costa, St. Thomas, ON (1); 2. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi, ON (4); 3. 4 Hannah Ferrell, Vanessa, ON (6); 4. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville, ON (5); 5. 5d Jacob Dykstra, Port Colborne, ON (3); 6. 74 Rob Neely, Rockwood, ON (7); 7. 10 Lofton Schuts, Oakland, ON (2);

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:08.544) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 24a AJ Lewis, Stoney Creek, ON (3); 2. 43h Ryan Hunsinger, Stouffville, ON (4); 3. 56 Dereck Lemyre, Hamilton, ON (2); 4. 88h Josh Hansen, Beamsville, ON (6); 5. 29 Liam Martin, Binbrook, ON, (5); 6. 08 Steven Beckett, Fonthill, ON (7); 7. 70 Baily Heard, Niagara Falls, ON (1)

O’Neil’s Farm Equipment Heat Race No.4 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 49L Lucas Smith, Brantford, ON (4); 2. 5 DJ Christie, Beachville, ON (1); 3. 8mk Matt Hill, Ohsweken, ON (7); 4. 12 Brad Herron, Waterford, ON (5); 5. 7 Caleb Wood, London, ON (3); 6. 51 Trevor Young, Ancaster, ON (6); 7. 38 Derek Miller, Ohsweken, ON (2)

B-Feature (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – 3:04.222) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 74 Rob Neely (2); 2. 51 Trevor Young (4); 3. 08 Steven Beckett (3); 4. 70 Baily Heard (7); 5. 38 Derek Miller (8); 6. 9c Brian Nanticoke (1); 7. 24 Jeff Newham (5); 8. DNS 10 Lofton Schuts (6); 10. DNS 1eh Paul Klager (9)

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($100): Shone Evans

 

 

Stroup holds off Miller for thrilling FAST 305 win at Attica

ATTICA, Ohio - A few weeks ago Dustin Stroup nearly destroyed his 305 sprint car in a crash and it left the Fremont, Ohio driver contemplating quitting. The team put the car back together and Stroup was able to hold off Jamie Miller who has four wins and a second in his last five outings, to score the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro win at Attica Raceway Park Friday, July 6.

While the results will show Stroup led all 25 laps for his fourth career Attica win, it was easy as lapped cars racing side by side right in front of him allowed former track champion Jamie Miller to close and race to his inside several times the last four laps.

"That was tough. You don't know where them guys are going and you know you're leading and you start hearing things and I heard something and it was Jamie and I saw him a couple of times. I flipped real heard at Fremont a few weeks ago and Dennis Level has been working with us to diagnosis why it seemed the engine wasn't running right. It came down to checking the rear end and it was mislabeled and our gear choice was then wrong. We changed the rear end and it's back to normal. I have to thank Tony Beaber for the repairs, my Mom and Dad, Adam and everyone that helps out," said Stroup beside his Century 21 Premiere Properties/Slade Shock Technology/Level Performance/Triple X Race cars backed machine.

Stroup and Brandon Moore paced the field to the green for the 25 lap A-main but a tangle involving Matt Ferrell and Shane Call necessitated a complete restart. When the green flew Stroup took the lead over Moore, Miller, Jason Keckler, Kyle Peters and John Ivy.

Stroup steadily inched away from the field while Miller took second on lap four. Call brought out the caution on lap five with Stroup leading Miller, Moore, Peters, Ivy, Keckler, Tyler Street and Paul Weaver.

When the green reappeared Stroup had his hands full with Miller with Ivy moving into third by lap nine. Very heavy lapped traffic just past the half-way point allowed Miller to take a look under Stroup's machine but the leader was able to make great moves to maintain the point.

With five laps to go Stroup found himself in a dilemma with a lapped car running the bottom and another the top. Stroup made some daring moves but as they raced to the white flag Miller dove under him. Stroup was able to get to the bottom of turns one and two and get by one of the lapped cars. Stroup would hold off Miller for the win with Ivy, Moore and Street rounding out the top five.

With his second place run Miller will maintain a significant lead in the FAST standings as the series heads to Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio on Friday, July 13.

About the FAST Championship Series:

The FAST Series was started as a way to promote the great racing fans have enjoyed in Northwest/North Central Ohio at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway – thus the FAST acronym stood for Fremont Attica Sprint Title. Over the past couple of years the series has expanded to include other tracks and is now known as simply the FAST Championship Series.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2018 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Series presented by Ohio Logistics, or the 2018 JLH General Contractors FAST ‘305’ Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the FAST Series at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2018 FAST Series point fund: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ohio Logistics, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Kistler Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Weld Racing Wheels, Joe and Fran Darmofal and the Pub 400 of Fremont

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Engine Parts Group, Inc. the parent of Engine Pro was founded in 1989 by independent engine parts distributors looking for a way to work cooperatively in buying and marketing. Today it functions as both a distribution network for brand name internal engine parts and as a specialty engine parts producer, marketing under the Engine Pro name. Engine Pro sells exclusively to engine builders, machine shops and jobbers. As part of our tradition of specializing in distributing engine parts to engine professionals, Engine Parts Group now serves more than 12,000 customers from 36 distribution centers. Engine Pro products high performance engine parts and the line continues to grow with the frequent addition of new parts and applications. Engine Pro brand products are designed to offer the highest quality in high performance parts along with a moderate price to give racers and performance engine builders a more affordable way to do what they do best—win races. Find the nearest Engine pro distributed at enginepro.com.

Attica Raceway Park Friday, July 6, 2018 Croghan Colonial Bank/Bazell Race Fuels Night Indicates starting position - [*]

305 Sprints - Fremont Fence

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 2. 97-Kyle Peters[4] ; 3. 2L-Landon LaLonde[1] ; 4. 1W-Paul Weaver[5] ; 5. 10-Josh Harrison[3] ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice[7] ; 7. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 8. 47-Matt Lucius[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 26-Jamie Miller[2] ; 2. 7M-Brandon Moore[1] ; 3. 83-Shane Call[4] ; 4. 21-Dustin Stroup[6] ; 5. 9R-Dustin Rall[3] ; 6. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[5] ; 7. 39C-Scott Riley[8] ; 8. 48-Mike Burkin[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 67M-Matt Ferrell[2] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[1] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[5] ; 4. 4*-Tyler Street[3] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[6] ; 6. 73-Joe Armbruster[4] ; 7. 28-Tad Peck[7] ; 8. 61-Chuck May[8]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 3. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[2] ; 4. 73-Joe Armbruster[3] ; 5. 47-Matt Lucius[7] ; 6. 48-Mike Burkin[8] ; 7. 39C-Scott Riley[5] ; 8. 61-Chuck May[9] ; 9. 28-Tad Peck[6]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 21-Dustin Stroup[1] ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller[3] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[9] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[2] ; 5. 4*-Tyler Street[7] ; 6. 97-Kyle Peters[5] ; 7. 1W-Paul Weaver[11] ; 8. 19R-Steve Rando[15] ; 9. 25-Jason Keckler[4] ; 10. 12-Kyle Capodice[16] ; 11. 36-Seth Schneider[17] ; 12. 9R-Dustin Rall[14] ; 13. 47-Matt Lucius[20] ; 14. 2L-Landon LaLonde[6] ; 15. 73-Joe Armbruster[19] ; 16. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[18] ; 17. 83-Shane Call[8] ; 18. 10-Josh Harrison[13] ; 19. 8-Bobby Clark[10] ; 20. 67M-Matt Ferrell[12]

FAST Hard Charger: 47-Matt Lucius +7

 

 

The Cobra, Chuck Hebing, Comes Home to Land of Legends Raceway to Win Night Two of Donath MotorWorx CNY Speedweek with Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

By MIKE MALLETT

CANANDAIGUA, NY – Chuck Hebing has been the traveling man for much of the early portion of the 2018 racing season. The Ontario, N.Y., driver has been up and down the road with several trips south to Pennsylvania. As of late those trips have ended in unfortunate incidents including a pair of crashes that led to him getting upside down.

On Thursday night Hebing returned to his old stomping ground at the Land of Legends Raceway. It proved to be just what he needed to get things back on track as the veteran driver dominated the 25-lap A-Main for the win. It was his 35th career triumph and his third at his former home track in Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint competition. The feature was presented by NAPA Auto Parts, E & V Energy as well as Mach 1 Chassis.

“At least I didn’t flip,” joked a happy Hebing as he stood on the back of his car holding the checkered flag in victory lane. “That was a good time, good ole fun. It’s good to be back home. I’ve been going down to Pennsylvania and playing on some heavy tracks. I enjoy it but I’ve been busting my butt a little bit too much down there.”

Hebing immediately took the lead at the start from his pole starting position. He rocketed away from the field to open up at a half a straightaway cushion before the first and only stoppage in the race. Parker Evans and Steve Glover got together in turn four necessitating the red flag. Neither driver was injured as Glover continued on.

The double-file restart put Chad Miller next to Hebing for the green. Miller looked for a way by Hebing and as he did he opened the door for Matt Tanner. Tanner rocketed around both Miller and Jason Barney to move into second. From there the chase was on.

Hebing and Tanner pulled away from the competition as the race for third saw Mark Smith take the position on lap 10 after starting in the eighth spot. Smith had his work cut out for him as Hebing and Tanner were nearly a full straightaway in front of him.

At the halfway point it was all Hebing, who was now in traffic, leading Tanner and Smith. They continued in that order with the gap between them shrinking as the lapped cars became thicker in front of the leaders. Hebing kept Tanner at bay using multiple lines to pass the slower cars.

“The last one I was leading here Jason Barney got going on the bottom,” cited Hebing. “When I saw the 87 on the board I knew I better to make sure to test the bottom, make sure I’m looking around and I tried them all. The lapped cars were tough. They are as fast as we are once you get rolling. It was a tough deal.”

Hebing came through traffic unscathed in route to leading all 25-laps for his first series win of the 2018. Tanner, of Stephentown, N.Y., came across the line in the second spot. He tried to catch Hebing to no avail.

“His car was a little better there,” Tanner stated of Hebing. “At the beginning we fell back and I kind of thought we were going to head right to the back there. I didn’t think we were that good. We got the wing back on that restart, got some clean air and kind of saw what Chuck was doing. It was going to be tough to get around him. I followed him there hoping lapped traffic would slow him up enough. I thought a couple times we had him.”

Smith, who now earned the early Speedweek point lead, plateaued once he got into the third position. He was able to move in on Hebing and Tanner but at the end the Sunbury, Pa., driver finished in third.

“We are staying consistent,” mentioned Smith who is driving the Patrick Vigneault owned mount. “I want to win one of these suckers here someday. I finally got a decent starting spot on the outside and that helped me out a little bit. I kind of changed it up and rolled the bottom there and made up some time. Every time I’d catch them I’d have to wait on a lapper. I can’t race where they are. Everybody did a good job. It was a heck of a fun track. I like these slick race tracks.”

Steve Poirier redrew the ninth position for the start of the feature and advanced up to ninth with Jason Barney finishing right where he started in fifth. Rounding out the top 10 were Joe Trenca, Miller, Night #1 winner Danny Varin, Mike Mahaney and Josh Pieniazek.

A big field of 39 sprints played host to a big crowd despite threatening weather all throughout Omtario County.

Donath MotorWorx CNY Speedweek Night #2

Lucas Oil ESS/Mach 1 Chassis A-Main Land of Legends Raceway – Chuck Hebing ($2,610),

Matt Tanner ($1,535), Mark Smith ($1,035), Steve Poirier ($725), Jason Barney ($580), Joe Trenca ($495), Chad Miller ($630), Danny Varin ($445), Mike Mahaney ($410), Josh Pieniazek ($400), Matt Billings ($395), Billy VanInwegen ($270), Paulie Colagiovanni ($350), Jonathan Preston ($350), Coleman Gulick ($300), Jeff Cook ($375), Shawn Donath ($550), Scott Holcomb ($350), Ryan Harrison ($475), Jared Zimbardi ($300), Yan Bilodeau ($350), Brett Wright ($400), Dave Axton ($100), Dan Douville ($300), Steve Glover ($300), Parker Evans ($350).

Did Not Qualify – Emily VanInwegen, Derrick Juliano, Sean Durand, Josh Flint, Alysha Bay, Josh Azzi, Paul Kinney, Kelly Hebing, Dann Bennett, Darryl Ruggles, Denny Peebles, Steve Hutchinson Jr., Ryan Susice,

E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time – Colagiovanni, D, Varin, Tanner, Trenca $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Colagiovanni, Smith, Barney, Poirier $25

Power Seal Power Move of the Night – VanInwegen $100

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Hebing $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – Hebing $50

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

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals 14th Anniversary – Preston $50

Fondations 55 Last Car Lead Lap – Holcomb $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Evans, Bilodeau - $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Barney $25

SUNY Canton Smart Finish – Billings $35

Robert Finley Sr. Memorial/Cobra Coaches Dash – Donath ($250), Harrison ($175), Wright ($100), Cook ($75)

Around Town Plumbing and Heating Just Missed – Flint, Ruggles $25

Ashley Lynn Winery Podium – Hebing, Tanner, Smith $10

Hoosier Tire – Miller $200

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints:
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Twitter: @ESSprints

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The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, E3 Spark Plugs, Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels, 1000 Islands RV Centre, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Ohsweken Speedway/Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, Cobra Coaches, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, SUNY Canton, Pinnacle Employee Services, Engler Machine and Tool, Kevin Nouse Design/K1 Racegear, Winters Performance, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Caprara Ford/Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

Two first time winners highlight Freedom Fireworks event at Placerville Speedway on Independence Day

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA -July 4, 2018…The Placerville Speedway hosted its annual Independence Day spectacular on Wednesday and saw a pair of first time winners during the evening with Minden, Nevada’s Tanner Thorson scooping up his first career Thompson’s Auto Winged 360 Sprint Car triumph and Clay Daly earning his first Ltd. Late Model victory. The always tough Dan Jinkerson captured the win in an exciting Pure Stock feature.

The 25-lap Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Car feature awarded $2,500 to the winner thanks to extra money from Placerville Speedway and High Sierra Industries. Visalia’s Steven Tiner and Tanner Thorson shared the front row for the sixth point race of the season with the Sprint Cars. Thorson charged into the lead at the waving of Ron Stahl’s green flag.

Hollister’s Tony Gualda immediately showed his muscle and came after Tiner for the second position, before an exciting pass off turn two on lap four.

Gualda then closed in on Thorson and made it a battle for the lead on lap nine. The top-two raced close together through lapped traffic, as Gualda searched for his first career Winged Sprint Car win after three runner-up efforts already this season. The fans were kept on the edge of their seats with it being anybody’s game through the slower cars. On lap 16 Gualda and a lapped car came together off the second corner and allowed Tiner the chance to get under him for p2.

A caution flag with seven circuits remaining then brought things to a halt. After that it was all Thorson up front, who put together flawless laps on the cushion to race off and snag his first ever Placerville Speedway victory. The driver of the Tri-C Manufacturing No. 3C also became the sixth different winner in six races this season. Tiner crossed the stripe in second, while Fremont’s Shane Golobic made a nice charge to claim third. Gualda and Auburn’s Andy Forsberg completed the top-five.

Lincoln’s Tanner Carrick, Aromas’ Justin Sanders, Roseville’s Sean Becker, Placerville’s Andy Gregg and Cameron Park’s Shane Hopkins rounded out the top-10. The three heat races held during the night were captured by Jodie Robinson, Steven Tiner and Shane Golobic.

The ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust Fast Time Award to start the evening was set by Andy Gregg with a time of 10.678. A total of 20 Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars were on hand during the night.

The 20-lap Ltd. Late Model main event started out with a side by side race for the lead at the waving of the green between Wayne Trimble and Jay Norton. Trimble carved his way to the lead with Mike Lightfoot rocketing into second on lap two. Ryan McDaniel then made his presence known and began to challenge Lightfoot for second, before taking over the spot on lap five. He immediately went to work on Trimble and got alongside him one lap later but couldn’t quite pull off the pass.

It was a great fight for the top spot until McDaniel slowed on lap nine and exited back to the pit area. On the restart traveling invader Clay Daly moved up to the second position and would then take over the lead on lap 12. Daly was making a start for Matt Davis in the No. 55 machine and went on to take the checkered flag and earn his first career Placerville Speedway win, which was worth $600. Wayne Trimble crossed the stripe in second, with Ray Trimble third, Mike Lightfoot fourth and Matt Michelli fifth.

Jay Norton, Dennis Ahart, Tyler Lightfoot, Scott Woessner and Eddie Gardner completed the top-10. Fourteen Ltd. Late Models were in competition on Wednesday. Heat race wins were picked off by Jay Norton and Wayne Trimble.

Kevin Jinkerson and Russ Murphy set the front row in the 20-lap Pure Stock finale, which paid $550-to-win thanks to extra money from Jay’s Mobile Welding and Fabricating, along with Boulevard Brewing Company. The front row went door handle to door handle racing for the lead over the first few laps. Jinkerson had held the advantage but on lap four Murphy charged around the outside of turn to grab the point. Kevin Jinkerson then slowed shortly after and lost numerous positions.

After a few caution periods leader Murphy slowed down the back stretch and left defending track champion Jason Palmer nowhere to go. Palmer climbed the back-stretch hill X-Games style and somehow came back down on all fours but did suffer damage forcing him back to the pit area. Dan Jinkerson inherited the lead and went on to claim the victory over Lonnie Lennard, Ryan Peter, Dave Silva and Scott Grunert. Jay Bryant, Jason Castro, Rick Grunert, Mike Stoeckle and Ronnie Richards rounded out the top-10.

Nineteen Pure Stocks were in action during the evening. Heat race wins were claimed by Rick Grunert, Ryan Peter and Jason Palmer.

The Placerville Speedway will take this weekend off, before resuming action on Saturday July 14 with the always fun Mt. Democrat Kids Bike Night. In competition will be the Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Dwarf Cars. More info can be found at www.placervillespeedway.com

 

 

Danny Varin Kicks Off Donath MotorWorx Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Speedweek with Thrilling Win at Can-Am Speedway

By MIKE MALLETT

LaFARGEVILLE, NY – Opening night of Donath MotorWorx Central New York Speedweek came down to the final corner of the final lap. The winner wasn’t decided until the three cars vying for the win exited the fourth corner. As the checkered flag flew, Danny Varin was able to cross the line first for the $2,585 victory to kick off his Speedweek title defense.

“It’s a long week,” said Varin about starting his title defense with a win. “It’s going to be a long week. It is a grind. It’s nice to be standing here. We love these Sprint Cars and just the opportunity to drive one is appreciated.”

Varin, Shawn Donath and Mark Smith swapped spots within the top three for the final five laps of the 25-lap kickoff event at Can-Am. Eventually Varin made the winning pass in turns three and four on the last lap to earn the win in the Mach 1 Chassis, NAPA Auto Parts, E & V Energy A-Main event.

“The car was fantastic,” mentioned Varin. “I can’t thank my guys enough. Unfortunately, Dave Cruickshank, my car owner, couldn’t be here tonight because it was a little too hot, but we are going to call him tonight and tell him. My hats off to all the guys we race against. These guys are so good. We got to do our homework if we want to beat them.”

Donath raced out to the point from his pole starting position on the initial start of the race. Donath was shadowed by outside pole sitter Mike Kiser for the first few laps. Kiser secured the lead on lap four on the outside of turns three and four only to have Donath come back by him a lap later on the bottom of turns one and two.

After dispatching of Kiser, Donath tried to run away from the field only to have Varin move into the second spot on lap seven after starting 10th. At this point Donath’s lead was a half straightaway over Varin and the rest of the field.

His lead started to dwindle on lap nine as he encountered the backend of the field. Donath was forced to alter his line allowed Varin to gain ground. Eventually he drew close enough to pull even with Donath for the lead.

Varin dove low in first corner to get under Donath and by the time they raced on the backstretch he had the lead. Varin brought the field to the line on lap 12 as the leader.

A lap later the only red flag of the night was necessary as Dylan Swiernik went end-over-end in turn three. Although it was a nasty tumble, Swiernik was able to walk away from the incident unscathed. At this point the top three were Varin, Donath and Smith. That was how they came back to green when action resumed.

Varin utilized his lane choice to get a strong restart on Donath pulling away slightly by the time the field entered the backstretch. Although had his sights set on Varin, Donath had to contend now with Smith. Smith worked over Donath and eventually went around him to secure second on lap 18.

Business picked up on lap 20 as traffic was an issue for the leader Varin. As Varin searched for the fast line both Smith and Donath closed the gap. Donath found a line around the extreme top on lap 23 allowing him to take the lead off the exit of turn four.

Varin didn’t go away and neither did Smith, they both hung with Donath and were there to pounce when he made a mistake on lap 24. Both Donath and Varin went to the outside and it looked like Smith was going to get the top spot, but he and Varin came to the line together to take the white flag after Donath bobbled.

On the final lap Varin and Smith raced side-by-side with Donath right there in the mix. Smith made one last attempt to get the lead and the win in turns three and four only to have Varin drive back by for the victory.

“The outside just got so far out and I hit it wrong,” stated Varin. “I thought I threw it away, I really did. Donath showed me his nose on the bottom and I couldn’t believe how good it came in. We were able to hit one good lap there and grab back the lead.”

Smith, of Sunbury, Pa., had his shot at the lead. He just wasn’t able to catch the right line at the right time.

“I had a good race and good fun there,” commented Smith. “When he missed the corner down here I tried something in the next corner to make up some time on him and it really killed me. Then they got on me from behind. It was game on from there. I almost had the pair of them down there but I used my tires up. It was a good, fun race. I love this place. It is a really cool race track.”

Donath, coming off a win in the last Empire Super Sprint Event, ended the day third. Although he had a good enough car to win, hopping the cushion on the outside of turns three and four caused him to fall back to third.

“To have shot at it, these guys are both phenomenal so I can’t be any happier with our chassis program or our engine program,” commented Donath. “Right now my guys are all clicking. Everyone is doing what they are supposed to do. All you can do is ask to be in the mix. I hope it was as exciting for the fans as it was for me. That was pretty cool”

Steve Poirier came from 11th to finish in the fourth while Paulie Colagiovanni came home in fifth. Rounding out the top ten were Jonathan Preston, Matt Tanner, the race’s hard charger Coleman Gulick, Jason Barney and Parker Evans.

A field of 36 sprints filled the pits in front of a capacity crowd for rookie promoter Tyler Bartlett.

Donath MotorWorx CNY Speedweek Night #1

Lucas Oil ESS/Mach 1 Chassis A-Main Can-Am Speedway – Danny Varin ($2,585), Mark Smith ($1,635), Shawn Donath ($1,060), Steve Poirier ($700), Paulie Colagiovanni ($580), Jonathan Preston ($470), Matt Tanner ($430), Coleman Gulick ($470), Jason Barney ($460), Parker Evans ($475), Paul Kinney ($445), Matt Billings ($320), Mike Kiser ($300), Steve Hutchinson ($350), Josh Pieniazek ($300), Denny Peebles ($100), Billy VanInwegen ($350), Dan Douville ($350), Jeff Cook ($300), Kelly Hebing ($300), Dave Axton ($425), Scott Holcomb ($100), Paul Pekkonen ($350), Mike Mahaney ($300), Dylan Swiernik ($300), Tyler Trump ($300).

Did Not Qualify – Ryan Harrison, Emily VanInwegen, Yan Bilodeau, Derrick Juliano, Dalton Herrick, Brett Wright, Chad Miller, Sean Durand, Sam Reakes IV, Josh Flint

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Smith, Varin, Colagiovanni, Barney $25

Power Seal Power Move of the Night – Smith ($100)

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Varin $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – Donath $50

Insinger Performance Hard Charger – Gulick (14 pos), $50

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals 14th Anniversary – Hutchinson $50

Fondations 55 Last Car Lead Lap – VanInwegen $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Kinney - $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Colagiovanni $25

SUNY Canton Smart Finish – Kinney $35

Cook’s Plumbing, Heating and Hardware/Cobra Coaches Dash – Axton ($125), Evans ($75), Douville ($50), Pekkonen ($50)

Around Town Plumbing and Heating Just Missed – Harrison $25

Ashley Lynn Winery Podium – Varin, Smith, Donath $10

Hoosier Tire – Flint $200

 

J.D. Johnson Cruises to URSS Victory Atop the Belleville High Banks!

Belleville, Kansas – July 3, 2018 - In the final tune-up for the upcoming 305 Nationals, J.D. Johnson of Wichita, Kansas took the lead at the start and never looked back as he won the special Tuesday night edition of the United Rebel Sprint Series event atop the Belleville High Banks in Belleville, Kansas.

Defending series champion Zach Blurton and Johnson started on the front row for the twenty-lap feature with Blurton jumping out into the lead entering turns one and two. Johnson got a strong run entering turns three and four and took the lead on lap one.

Blurton, Stu Snyder, Jason Martin and Toby Chapman were the top five after lap one with Johnson starting to pull away from the field when the features only caution fell on lap five when the steering broke on Edmond, Oklahoma’s Ty Williams #911 sprinter, sending him into the fence. Williams was uninjured and done for the night.

On the restart it was still Johnson up front while Blurton, Snyder, Martin and Chapman the top five as Johnson continued his torrid pace out front. The leader encountered slower traffic at the races midway point but that didn’t detour Johnson from claiming his third-career URSS victory and second with the series atop the famed Belleville half-mile.

Zach Blurton would come home second with Snyder finishing third. Martin would settle for fourth while eighth-starting Jake Martens rounded out the top five.

Joey Danley earned the nights Keizer Aluminum Wheels hard-charger of the feature as he moved up six positions to an eighth-place finish.

The three heat races for the twenty-two-car field were won by Williams, Snyder and Blurton.

The “Rebels” will now gear up for a pair of events this weekend, beginning Saturday night, as they will head to the state of Nebraska. It all begins at Lincoln County Raceway in North Platte for the 3rd Annual “Ron Williams/Dick (Snoose) Myers Memorial” that will pay $1500 to win. Then on Sunday night the series will head one hour down I-80 to the Dawson County Raceway in Lexington, Nebraska where $700 awaits that night’s feature finale winner.

Keep up-to-date on all-things United Rebel Sprint Serie by accessing their official website www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com and you can also find them on facebook: United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS).

United Rebel Sprint Series

Belleville High Banks/Belleville, Kansas

July 3, 2018

22 Cars

A Feature (20 Laps): 1) 98 J.D. Johnson, 2) 2j Zach Blurton, 3) 23s Stu Snyder, 4) 5x Jason Martin, 5) 48 Jake Martens, 6) 7Toby Chapman, 7) 12t Tyler Drueke, 8) 21 Ryan Kitchen, 9) 14 Joey Danley, 10) 54 Trey Gropp, 11) 9 John Webster, 12) 4x Jason Danelyna, 13) 28 Tracey Hill, 14) 7x Shawn Sundquist, 15) 10 Jordan Knight, 16) 45 Lonnie Cox, 17) 11k Tyler Knight, 18) Chad Salem 17s, 19) 33k Aaron Ploussard, 20) 43 Skyler Hughes, 21) 911 Ty Williams, 22) 44 Kyle Johnson

 

 

Conley holds off Mintz for 1st FAST win at Waynesfield; Ivy breaks through for 305 FAST victory

By Brian Liskai

WAYNESFIELD, Oh. - Vienna, West Virginia's Cale Conley held off Craig Mintz to score his first ever All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics win Tuesday, July 3 at the Summer Sprint Sizzler at Waynesfield Raceway Park. While Conley led all 30 laps, the victory wasn't easy as Mintz, the current series point leader and a two-time FAST champion, closed quickly the last four circuits to finish right on the rear bumper of Conley's Dave Jessup owned sprint car.

"I had a feeling someone was there. They are never easy. I'm living the absolute dream...not many guys can say they are living their childhood dream and I'm one of them. I have to thank the man up above and thank Mother Nature for not raining on us today. What a cool thing...my fiancÚe is here and she's pregnant so if it's a boy we might have to him Wayne," Conley said beside his Merchant Services LTD/All Star Performance/PPC Powder coating/Brookville Auto Parts/Duncan Oil backed machine.

Mintz, from Gibsonburg, Ohio, will walk away with an expanded FAST point with his runner-up finish aboard his Eagle Ignition Leads/Real Geese Decoys/Design Graphics Group/KS Sales & Service/Anjulina's Banquet Hall/Linder's Speed Equipment backed #09.

"We will take it. We weren't any better than that 7K car. We were just creeping there, creeping there, creeping there. It was one of those deals where you get into second and you're in the cat bird seat but it just didn't work out. I want to thank Waynesfield. I enjoy racing here," Mintz said.

Dalton, Ohio's Lee Jacobs ran through the first half of the race after setting quick time during qualifications and settled for a third place finish aboard the Simcox Grinding and Steel/Amanda J. Lewis Attorney At Law/DAC Vitamins and Minerals/Wings Unlimited backed #81.

"We had a really really good race car. That first caution my right foot started getting ice cold then my leg then my leg started getting cold...we had a heck of a fuel leak. I started taking it easy and making sure I didn't get all the way out of the gas going into the corners so we didn't get any back firing," Jacobs said.

Fremont, Ohio's John Ivy has a lot of top five finishes in 2018 but none for a win. That changed Tuesday as he powered to his first win in the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro. Ivy, aboard the C&N Construction Supplies/Ginnever Trucking/L&R Farms/SMS Racing/Rohr's Lawn Care/Mr. Appliance/Kistler Racing Products/Kercher Engines/Sonny's Machine & Welding/Dave Story Equipment Repair/MRE/Tiffany's Furniture/Linder's Speed Equipment/North Coast Asphalt/Atkinson Farms backed machine, led all 25 laps for the victory. However, Ivy didn't gain many points toward the FAST title, as Jamie Miller, who came into Tuesday's race having won four straight series races, finished third in the A-main.

"We've been pretty good here. We won this race last year and this year we have a lot of seconds. We got to start up front and that helped. I have to thank everyone on this team. They had this thing locked down tonight. With lapped traffic there...you don't know what to do when you run up on them that quickly. I know I got bottled up there a little bit and I knew I had to get going," Ivy said.

Conley and Jacobs brought the field to green for the 30-lap FAST 410 A-main with Conley gaining the advantage. Conley maintained a car length advantage over Jacobs and Mintz while Shawn Dancer, Stuart Brubaker, Chris Andrews and 15th place starter Cap Henry - who scored the Summer Sprint Sizzler win in 2017 at Waynesfield - battling hard for fourth.

Conley caught the back of the field with 10 laps scored but neither Jacobs or Mintz could close. Meanwhile the huge crowd were entertained by the battle four fourth between Brubaker, Dancer, Andrews, Tyler Gunn and Henry. The first caution flew at the half-way point when DJ Foos executed a 360 spin and Dan McCarron spun to avoid him.

With a clear track Conley pulled away from Jacobs as Mintz now had his hands full with Henry and Andrews. Jess Stiger brought out the second and last caution of the event on lap 17 with the running order Conley, Jacobs, Mintz, Henry, Andrews, Gunn and Brubaker. When the green flew so did Conley with Mintz driving into second on lap 19 with Jacobs holding off Henry, Andrews, Gunn and 18th starter Cole Duncan who had experienced mechanical woes in qualifying.

Conley closed on the back of the field again with four laps to go and Mintz quickly closed to within half a car length while Jacobs, Gunn, Henry and Duncan battled for third. Conley picked his way through traffic and held off Mintz for the win. Following Jacobs were Henry, Gunn, Duncan, Andrews, Jac Haudenschild, Brubaker and Dancer rounding out the top 10.

In the FAST 305 A-main Ivy and Miller brought the field to green with Ivy gaining the upper hand over Miller, Dustin Stroup, Kyle Capodice and Bobby Clark. Ivy began to pull away as Miller was forced to fend off Stroup with Capodice moving into fourth and Seth Schneider taking fifth.

With 10 laps to go in the non-stop 25-lap feature, Ivy was battling heavy lapped traffic and Miller and Stroup closed quickly. Stroup took second with five laps to go and was within a car length of Ivy who was hung up on a couple of lapped cars. Ivy was able to slip by the lappers and drove to the win over Stroup, Miller, Clark, Capodice, Schneider, Tyler Street, Kyle Peters, Dustin Rall and Matt Lucius.

Randy Hannagan took his second NRA Sprint Invaders victory of the weekend while Austin Powell dominated the mini-sprint A-main.

The JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro will be back in action Friday, July 6 at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. The All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics will be in action Saturday, July 7 at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio.

About the FAST Championship Series:

The FAST Series was started as a way to promote the great racing fans have enjoyed in Northwest/North Central Ohio at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway – thus the FAST acronym stood for Fremont Attica Sprint Title. Over the past couple of years the series has expanded to include other tracks and is now known as simply the FAST Championship Series.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2018 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Series presented by Ohio Logistics, or the 2018 JLH General Contractors FAST ‘305’ Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the FAST Series at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2018 FAST Series point fund: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ohio Logistics, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Kistler Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Weld Racing Wheels, Joe and Fran Darmofal and the Pub 400 of Fremont

About JLH General Contractor:

Based in Fremont , Ohio and owned by long-time racing supporter Jon Horn, The JLH Co. LLC is your one-stop for custom home remodeling, plaster restoration, and drywall installation services. Their dedicated craftsmen will help you build the home you want out of the house you have. You can also trust JLH for construction services, including garages and pole barns. JLH also provides custom siding, roofing and window installation. Visit for more information

About Engine Pro

Engine Parts Group, Inc. the parent of Engine Pro was founded in 1989 by independent engine parts distributors looking for a way to work cooperatively in buying and marketing. Today it functions as both a distribution network for brand name internal engine parts and as a specialty engine parts producer, marketing under the Engine Pro name. Engine Pro sells exclusively to engine builders, machine shops and jobbers. As part of our tradition of specializing in distributing engine parts to engine professionals, Engine Parts Group now serves more than 12,000 customers from 36 distribution centers. Engine Pro products high performance engine parts and the line continues to grow with the frequent addition of new parts and applications. Engine Pro brand products are designed to offer the highest quality in high performance parts along with a moderate price to give racers and performance engine builders a more affordable way to do what they do best—win races. Find the nearest Engine pro distributed at enginepro.com.

Waynesfield Raceway Park

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Starting position - [*]

FAST 410 Sprints -

Qualifying
1.81-Lee Jacobs, 10.896; 2.4H-Cap Henry, 10.909; 3.23-DJ Foos, 10.924; 4.20i-Kelsey Ivy, 10.943; 5.7K-Cale Conley, 10.967; 6.1-Nate Dussel, 10.968; 7.49-Shawn Dancer , 11.061; 8.16-Chris Andrews, 11.073; 9.68G-Tyler Gunn, 11.074; 10.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 11.099; 11.09-Craig Mintz, 11.223; 12.35-Stuart Brubaker, 11.234; 13.6-Jac Haudenschild, 11.310; 14.22M-Dan McCarron, 11.379; 15.19-Mitch Harble, 11.391; 16.8M-TJ Michael, 11.419; 17.12-Kody Swanson, 11.466; 18.2-Ricky Peterson, 11.488; 19.2L-Landon Lalonde, 11.561; 20.42-Ty Tilton, 11.614; 21.8J-Jess Stiger, 11.850; 22.83-Adam Cruea, 11.865; 23.4X-Bradley Ashford, 11.872; 24.12H-Luke Hall, 11.886; 25.96AU-Bruce White, 11.915; 26.22-Cole Duncan, 13.828;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 49-Shawn Dancer [2] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 3. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[1] ; 4. 6-Jac Haudenschild[5] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 6. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[3] ; 7. 83-Adam Cruea[8] ; 8. 96AU-Bruce White[9] ; 9. 2L-Landon Lalonde[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 09-Craig Mintz[1] ; 2. 16-Chris Andrews[2] ; 3. 7K-Cale Conley[3] ; 4. 4H-Cap Henry[4] ; 5. 12-Kody Swanson[6] ; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron[5] ; 7. 22-Cole Duncan[9] ; 8. 42-Ty Tilton[7] ; 9. 4X-Bradley Ashford[8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 3. 19-Mitch Harble[5] ; 4. 12H-Luke Hall[8] ; 5. 8J-Jess Stiger[7] ; 6. 2-Ricky Peterson[6] ; 7. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 8. 23-DJ Foos[4]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 1-Nate Dussel[6] ; 2. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[1] ; 3. 22-Cole Duncan[5] ; 4. 23-DJ Foos[9] ; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron[2] ; 6. 2-Ricky Peterson[3] ; 7. 83-Adam Cruea[4] ; 8. 96AU-Bruce White[7] ; 9. 2L-Landon Lalonde[10] ; 10. 42-Ty Tilton[8] ; 11. 4X-Bradley Ashford[11]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 7K-Cale Conley[1] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[4] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 4. 4H-Cap Henry[11] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 6. 22-Cole Duncan[18] ; 7. 16-Chris Andrews[6] ; 8. 6-Jac Haudenschild[10] ; 9. 35-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 10. 49-Shawn Dancer [3] ; 11. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[8] ; 12. 23-DJ Foos[19] ; 13. 19-Mitch Harble[9] ; 14. 22M-Dan McCarron[20] ; 15. 8M-TJ Michael[13] ; 16. 12-Kody Swanson[14] ; 17. 8J-Jess Stiger[15] ; 18. 12H-Luke Hall[12] ; 19. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[17] ; 20. 1-Nate Dussel[16]

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

Qualifying
1.26-Jamie Miller, 11.787; 2.77I-John Ivy, 11.822; 3.4*-Tyler Street, 11.893; 4.21-Dustin Stroup, 12.020; 5.12-Kyle Capodice, 12.075; 6.97-Kyle Peters, 12.094; 7.9R-Dustin Rall, 12.136; 8.8-Bobby Clark, 12.168; 9.36-Seth Schneider, 12.189; 10.7M-Brandon Moore, 12.310; 11.47-Matt Lucius, 12.359; 12.25-Matt Russell, 12.631; 13.01-Dustin Hammond, 12.695;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 3. 4*-Tyler Street[3] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[5] ; 5. 9R-Dustin Rall[1] ; 6. 47-Matt Lucius[6] ; 7. 01-Dustin Hammond[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 2. 21-Dustin Stroup[3] ; 3. 8-Bobby Clark[1] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 5. 97-Kyle Peters[2] ; 6. 25-Matt Russell[6]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 77I-John Ivy[1] ; 2. 21-Dustin Stroup[4] ; 3. 26-Jamie Miller[2] ; 4. 8-Bobby Clark[6] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[7] ; 7. 4*-Tyler Street[5] ; 8. 97-Kyle Peters[10] ; 9. 9R-Dustin Rall[9] ; 10. 47-Matt Lucius[11] ; 11. 01-Dustin Hammond[13] ; 12. 25-Matt Russell[12] ; 13. 7M-Brandon Moore[8]

K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders

Qualifying
1.7C-Phil Gressman, 11.016; 2.22H-Randy Hannagan , 11.127; 3.28H-Hud Horton , 11.195; 4.85-Dustin Daggett, 11.232; 5.5M-Max Stambaugh , 11.241; 6.2F-Matt Foos, 11.282; 7.49-Shawn Dancer , 11.288; 8.23-Devon Dobie , 11.299; 9.B20-Butch Schroder, 11.401; 10.11-Tim Allison , 11.420; 11.12-Kody Swanson, 11.493; 12.17-Jared Horstman , 11.509; 13.24-Kobe Allison, 11.535; 14.33M-Matt Westfall, 11.556; 15.34-Luke Hall, 11.616; 16.4-Danny Smith, 11.750; 17.37-Noah Dunlap, 11.824; 18.5W-Jeff Williams , 11.836;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 7C-Phil Gressman[4] ; 2. 49-Shawn Dancer [2] ; 3. 85-Dustin Daggett[3] ; 4. 11-Tim Allison [1] ; 5. 4-Danny Smith[6] ; 6. 24-Kobe Allison[5]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 22H-Randy Hannagan [4] ; 2. 23-Devon Dobie [2] ; 3. 5M-Max Stambaugh [3] ; 4. 12-Kody Swanson[1] ; 5. 33M-Matt Westfall[5] ; 6. 37-Noah Dunlap[6]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)
1. B20-Butch Schroder[2] ; 2. 17-Jared Horstman [1] ; 3. 2F-Matt Foos[3] ; 4. 28H-Hud Horton [4] ; 5. 5W-Jeff Williams [6] ; 6. 34-Luke Hall[5]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 22H-Randy Hannagan [5] ; 2. 7C-Phil Gressman[1] ; 3. 11-Tim Allison [10] ; 4. 49-Shawn Dancer [4] ; 5. 33M-Matt Westfall[14] ; 6. 85-Dustin Daggett[7] ; 7. 23-Devon Dobie [3] ; 8. 28H-Hud Horton [12] ; 9. 34-Luke Hall[18] ; 10. 12-Kody Swanson[11] ; 11. 2F-Matt Foos[9] ; 12. 5W-Jeff Williams [15] ; 13. 37-Noah Dunlap[17] ; 14. 24-Kobe Allison[16] ; 15. 4-Danny Smith[13] ; 16. 17-Jared Horstman [2] ; 17. B20-Butch Schroder[6] ; 18. 5M-Max Stambaugh [8]

AMSA Mini Sprints - Performance Powder Coating

Qualifying
1.93S-Holtt Spitler, 0.991; 2.2S-Brad Strunk, 12.867; 3.65-Chris Bounds, 12.876; 4.17P-Austin Powell, 12.973; 5.88-Tayte Williamson, 12.981; 6.4-Andrew Heitkamp, 13.195; 7.44-Ron Coleman, 13.226; 8.14D-Nick Daugherty , 13.295; 9.81H-Anthony Haas, 13.332; 10.328-Becca Stiefel, 13.491; 11.22K-Justin Kirk, 13.533; 12.22B-Brad Racer, 13.633; 13.41J-Jeremy Powley, 13.635; 14.31-Jac Nickles, 13.686; 15.7X-Taylor Cox, 14.285; 16.90-Matt Freeman, 14.361; 17.21B-Ryan Barr, 14.414; 18.6X-Adam Schmenk, 14.739; 19.X-Andy Martin, 15.286; 20.11J-James Moore, 16.211; 21.50-Marty Spitler, 17.735;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 328-Becca Stiefel[1] ; 2. 17P-Austin Powell[3] ; 3. 44-Ron Coleman[2] ; 4. 90-Matt Freeman[6] ; 5. X-Andy Martin[7] ; 6. 41J-Jeremy Powley[5] ; 7. 93S-Holtt Spitler[4]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 14D-Nick Daugherty [2] ; 2. 2S-Brad Strunk[4] ; 3. 22K-Justin Kirk[1] ; 4. 31-Jac Nickles[5] ; 5. 21B-Ryan Barr[6] ; 6. 11J-James Moore[7] ; 7. 88-Tayte Williamson[3]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)
1. 65-Chris Bounds[4] ; 2. 81H-Anthony Haas[2] ; 3. 22B-Brad Racer[1] ; 4. 4-Andrew Heitkamp[3] ; 5. 7X-Taylor Cox[5] ; 6. 6X-Adam Schmenk[6] ; 7. 50-Marty Spitler[7]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps)
1. 17P-Austin Powell[4] ; 2. 328-Becca Stiefel[1] ; 3. 2S-Brad Strunk[5] ; 4. 44-Ron Coleman[7] ; 5. 81H-Anthony Haas[6] ; 6. 31-Jac Nickles[11] ; 7. 4-Andrew Heitkamp[12] ; 8. 22B-Brad Racer[9] ; 9. 21B-Ryan Barr[14] ; 10. 41J-Jeremy Powley[16] ; 11. 7X-Taylor Cox[15] ; 12. 6X-Adam Schmenk[18] ; 13. 90-Matt Freeman[10] ; 14. 22K-Justin Kirk[8] ; 15. 50-Marty Spitler[21] ; 16. 65-Chris Bounds[3] ; 17. 88-Tayte Williamson[20] ; 18. 11J-James Moore[17]

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

BIRCH RUN, Mich. – Brian Gerster finally found his way back to victory lane with the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series for the first time in nearly a year, winning Sunday afternoon’s steamy Xtreme Speed 30 at Birch Run Speedway.

Gerster started fourth but methodically worked his way through the field, finally driving around the outside of Ryan Gillenwater in turn two and leading the final 13 laps en route to the win.

Sunday’s matinee performance marked Gerster’s 20th career series victory, and he becomes the fourth different winner in five races this season, already breaking last year’s mark of three different winners.

“I haven’t raced here (at Birch Run) for 11 years, so I have to thank Dick Myers and Rick Ferguson for giving me a great race car,” said Gerster. “It was a long, hot weekend but we made it all work and got it done. The fans are the real troopers on a day like this one. I’m glad we were able to give them a great show.

“I knew that there would be some speed moving up (the track), it was just a matter of doing it the right way and making the right adjustments during the race,” Gerster added. “When your race car’s fast, you don’t think about the heat as much as well. It’s good to get back in victory lane with Must See, too. (Jimmy) McCune has been inching ahead of us on the win list, so we’ll have to come back and race with him a little bit more to get that gap closed back up.”

While the closing stages may have seemed easy, the heat and a hard-charging Bobby Santos III meant that Gerster couldn’t let off the gas as he worked traffic in the final laps.

Santos moved into second one lap after Gerster’s pass for the lead and carved a nearly two-second deficit down into mere car lengths coming to the white flag. He lost ground in turns one and two, however, and trailed Gerster by four tenths of a second at the finish line.

“I just screwed up the original start, really, is where I think we lost this one,” lamented Santos. “We had a great car and I think if we had been able to get out front right away, we could have held it to the finish. I hate it for my car owner Dick (Fieler). I wish we could have got him a win on his birthday because this team deserves to be in victory lane, but we’ll try again next time.”

The run to the twin checkers appeared to be a photo finish, with Santos pulling alongside Gerster, however that move came on the cool-down lap and was for naught for the veteran open-wheeler.

“I think we ran an extra lap as it was; it was a little crazy with (flagman) J.D. (Wilbur) trying to help work lap traffic for us and get the checkered going, but it was a fun race,” noted Gerster. “Either way, Bobby Santos is one of the best pavement racers in the country, so to have him wheel to wheel with us at the end is pretty cool, if you ask me.”

Three-time defending series champion Jimmy McCune completed the podium, while polesitter Gillenwater eventually faded to fourth after leading the first 17 laps.

Anthony McCune crossed the line fifth. Aaron Pierce, who won Saturday night’s feature at Owosso Speedway and set fast time on Sunday, struggled during the main and came home a distant seventh.

The finish:

Brian Gerster, Bobby Santos, Jimmy McCune, Ryan Gillenwater, Anthony McCune, Ike Beasley, Aaron Pierce, Joey Schmidt, Frank Neill, Jason Blonde, Charlie Schultz, Tom Jewell, Adam Biltz, Joe Speakman, Joey Irwin, Jeff Bloom, Doug Dietsch.

 

 

Jashembowski & Trombley Big CRSA Winners

For Immediate Release July 1st, 2018 CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations Ô€“ Toby LaGrange

Sodus, NY - The winged warriors of the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series touched down at the Afton Motorsports Park and Fonda Speedway this weekend, producing exciting action each night. The events served as rounds number five and six for the season.

On Friday night the series headed to the Afton Motorsports Park where Middletown, New York hot shoe Tyler Jashembowski picked up the A-Main event win. The win was the rising star’s first of the season and came at the first short track event of 2018. The event was also round number one of the Algonkin Hotel Mini-Series.

Jashembowski dominated the 25-lap event, leading from green to checkers in a fast-paced show. Jashembowski was followed across the line by Dana Wagner, Dalton Herrick, Sydney Prince and Dustin Purdy.

The heat races were won by Jashembowski and Trombley. The Magsarus Ignitions Electrifying Move of the Race and Powder Tech Powder Coating Hard Charger Awards were awarded to Purdy.

The second night of the double header weekend saw the stars and cars of the CRSA invade the Fonda Speedway. The 20-lap A-Main event was dominated by East Greenbush, New York’s Bobby Hackel, IV. Hackel would cross the finish line first however was disqualified during post-race inspection (engine). The event also served as round number one of the Kennedy’s Towing Northway 90 Challenge Mini-Series.

With the disqualification of Hackel, the win was awarded to Trombley. Trombley, of Altamont, New York entered the event as the current series points leader and with the win, strengthened his advantage over Thomas Radivoy.

Trombley would be the winner over Radivoy, Prince, Purdy and Jerry Sehn. Emily VanInwegen and Hackel won the heat races while Purdy was awarded the Powder Tech Powder Coating Hard Charger for the second event in a row. The Magsarus Ignitions Electrifying Move of the Race award went to Trombley. ┬

The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series returns to action Saturday night at the Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprintcars.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2018 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hennessy Wine & Liquor, Kennedy’s Towing, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Johnny’s Service Center, Chuck Alessi Plumbing & Heating, Neiger’s Service Center, Just Signs & Designs, Ruggles World of Autobody & Graphics, ProFab Engineering, Magsarus Ignitions, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Maguire Family of Dealerships.

Round #5 - Afton Motorsports Park - A-Main Results (25 laps) - Tyler Jashembowski, Dana Wagner, Dalton Herrick, Sydney Prince, Dustin Purdy, Jeff Trombley, Eric Jennings, Thomas Radivoy, Jerry Sehn, Emily VanInwegen, Jesse Pruchnik, Justin Mills

Heat Race Winners: Tyler Jashembowski, Jeff Trombley

Round #6 - Fonda Speedway - A-Main Results (20 Laps) - Jeff Trombley, Thomas Radivoy, Sydney Prince, Dustin Purdy, Jerry Sehn, Emily VanInwegen, Jesse Pruchnik, Dana Wagner, Tyler Jashembowski, Cory Sparks, Justin Mills, Link Pettit, Bobby Hackel, IV (DQ)

Heat Race Winners - VanInwegen, Hackel

 

 

Double-X Speedway
California, MO
July 1, 2018
By: Dean Reichel

Kyle Bellm had been fast on the two previous nights of the ASCS Warrior Region Red, White and Blue Tour, with a runner up finish Friday and a top five Saturday, but he had not found victory lane, until Sunday night at Double-X Speedway. Claiming the victors spoils the last time the Warriors visited Double-X, Bellm knew what it takes to win on the tight quarter mile. However, for 16 laps the Double-X faithful, along with Bellm and the rest of the field, watched hometown shoe Tyler Blank lead the feature at a torrid pace. Blank took the lead at the drop of the green and held off the advances of polesitter Bellm for 16 laps until the mounting lapped traffic of the 21 car field proved to be his undoing. On lap 17 Bellm was able to time the lapped traffic and use a "pick" move to pass Blank for the lead heading into turn three. For the next 8 laps Blank held off the challenges of third place Tony Bruce,Jr. On the final lap Blank was able to close on the leader Bellm but was unable to mount a pass. Following Bellm, Blank and Bruce,Jr. across the line were Evan Marin in fourth and hard charger Miles Paulus in fifth. Tyler Utz, Matthew Howard and Frank Brown were victorious in the heat races.

The Street Stock division saw Mark Davis of Grovespring pick up his second feature victory of the season at Double-X. Through most of the 15 lap event Davis was challenged by Cole Henson until some close door to door racing resulted in Henson breaking a control arm and he would ultimately retire from the event with an ill handling car. John Clancy would benefit and would claim second place in the feature. Joe Miller came home third, John Ketterer was fourth and Steve Beach completed the top 5. Davis also claimed the heat race.

Kevin Prall graced victory lane again this season in the Hobby Stock division holding off a strong running Nathan Tully who would ultimately finish second. Chuck Coffey finished a close third with last weeks winner Mike Schrader in fourth and Chris Brockert finishing fifth. Prall and Tully won the heat races. In victory lane Prall honored Jason Johnson by relating a conversation he and Johnson had shared one night at the track and Prall shared that the chance meeting with Johnson had improved his approach to racing.

Tom Curran continued his winning ways in the 600cc Winged Micro Sprint class. Nick Rasa rang up another second place finish, Aubrey Smith was third, Gregory Bledsoe was fourth and Travis Arnold was fifth. Curran also won the heat race.

Make plans to be with us next Sunday night for the "Race for Riley" as we help raise money for Women's and Childrens Hospital in Columbia.

Double-X Speedway Results
July 1, 2018

ASCS Warrior Region Sprint Cars
Red, White and Blue Finale
Feature Event-
1. 14K-Kyle Bellm, Nixa; 2. 75-Tyler Blank, California; 3. 86-Tony Bruce,Jr., Liberal,KS; 4. 4-Evan Martin, California; 5. 21-Miles Paulus, Marshall; 6. 38-Cody Baker, Lone Jack; 7. 37H-Matthew Howard, Lawrence,KS; 8. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, Versailles; 9. 49B-Ben Brown, Marshall; 10. 28-Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia; 11. 3V-Tyler Utz, Sedalia; 12. 27-Danny Thoman, Higginsville; 13. 6A-Aidan Roosevans, O'Fallon,IL; 14. 43-Frank Brown, Marshall; 15. 98-JC Bland, Springfield,IL; 16.22-Nathan Benson, Concordia; 17. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown; 18. 82-Christie Thomason, Holden; 19. 75E-Broc Elliot, California; 20. 99E-Bailey Elliott, California; 21. 37-Brian Beebe. Oak Grove

Heat 1-1. Utz; 2. B. Brown; 3. Bellm; 4. Paulus; 5. Bland; 6. Benson; 7. Broc Elliot
Heat 2-1. Howard; 2. Martin; 3. Baker; 4. Thoman; 5. Gennetten; 6.Bailey Elliott; 7. Thomason
Heat 3-1. F. Brown; 2. Blank; 3. Cornell; 4. Bruce,Jr.; 5. Roosevans; 6. Wingate; 7. Beebe

Street Stocks
Feature Event- 1. 56-Mark Davis, Grovespring; 2.8-John Clancy, California; 3. 409-Joe Miller, Centertown; 4. 90-John Ketterer, Treloar; 5. 2-Steve Beach, Eldon; 6. 31C-Cole Henson, Russellville; 7. 54-Brandon Hays, California

Heat-1. Davis; 2. Clancy; 3. Henson; 4. Ketterer; 5. Miller; 6. Hays; 7. Beach

Hobby Stocks
Feature-1. 14-Kevin Prall, Sedalia; 2. 33-Nathan Tully, Carrollton; 3. 171-Chuck Coffey, Windsor; 4. 11-Mike Schrader, Sedalia; 5. 82-Chris Brockert, Versailles; 6. 18-Matt Barnett, Mexico; 7. 14X-Blaze Belt, Syracuse; 8. 8-Isaiah Penton, Huntsville; 9. 1-John Canada, Fulton; 10. 29C-Ryan Campbell, Jefferson City; 11. 84-Jeremiah Wallingford, Prairie Home; 12. 83-Mlee Brockert, Versailles

Heat 1- 1. Prall; 2. C.Brockert; 3. Canada; 4. Barnett; 5. Belt; 6. M. Brockert
Heat 2- 1. Tully; 2. Schrader; 3.Coffey; 4. Campbell; 5. Penton; 6. Wallingford

600cc Winged Micro Sprints
Feature- 1. 11X-Tom Curran, Kansas City; 2. 26B-Nick Rasa, Sedalia; 3. 35-Aubrey Smith, Houstonia; 4. 7JR-Gregory Bledsoe, Sweet Springs 5. 75-Travis Arnold, Pilot Grove

Heat- 1. Curran; 2. Rasa; 3. Smith; 4. Arnold; 5. Bledsoe

 

 

CARSON SHORT - THE WINNER AT KICKAPOO

Danville, IL - June 30, 2018. Carson Short capitalized on an
opportunity to race with the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series
in his home state. The series visited the Kickapoo Speedway in
Danville, IL, Saturday night. Short, who resides in Marion, IL,
arrived on a mission and raced to victory in the 25 lap feature. He
was the fastest qualifier in his group to begin the night and also
won his heat race. The outing was a total success for the RCM
Motorsports Team. The race team is sponsored by RASS Restoration.
The feature paid $2,000 to win!

Once underway the feature quickly turned into a three wide battle.
Pole sitter and first heat winner Daylan Chambers spun on lap three
in turn two. The green flag waved again. Carson Short had the race
lead with Garrett Aitken leading the other challengers. The race for
second was the place to watch as Aitken, who had the overall fastest
time in qualifying, worked to hold off Brandon Mattox and Jon
Stanbrough.

The battle was on for second. Lines changed. Then Stanbrough made
his move with only 5 laps to go. He took second! Mattox moved up
the third and Aitken dropped back to fourth. Aric Gentry would
finish fifth. The top five drivers were followed in order by Stephen
Schnapf, Kent Schmidt, Daylan Chambers, Collin Ambrose, and Travis
Berryhill. Chambers had worked his way back up into the top half of
the field after restarting at the tail.

The feature was red flagged on the first lap. Three drivers were
involved in an incident in turn two with the sprint car of Collin
Ambrose landing upside down. The scene was soon cleared by the safety
crew. Ambrose requested to be pushed off to rejoin the field. His
determination to continue led him to a ninth place finish and the
Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race Award. He was one of
six drivers who managed to gain positions. Spots in contention were
back and forth battles to secure the position.

Patrick Budde received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award. He was
eleventh in the feature. Overall twenty-one different drivers
participated in the mid season challenge held at Daugherty and
Kickapoo Speedways.

The Midwest Sprint Car Series will race next at the Lincoln Park
Speedway in Putnamville, IN. The occasion is the “Bill Gardner
Sprintacular“ with MSCS sanctioning the event on Saturday July 7.
The winner that night will receive $4,000! This will be the fourth
consecutive year that this event will be held.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

SUMMARY
Kickapoo Speedway
Danville, IL
June 30, 2018

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series:
(16 Entries)

Overall Top Qualifier - 32 Garrett Aitken, 13.388 seconds

First Heat - 4C Daylan Chambers, 32 Garrett Aitken, 28 Brandon Mattox,
_________ 10 Aric Gentry, 77S Travis Berryhill, 27 Brian Wallace,
_________ 45 Eric Perrott, 7 Bobby Logan

Second Heat - 21 Carson Short, 77 Jon Stanbrough, 5K Kent Schmidt,
___________ 61m Stephen Schnapf, 90 Patrick Budde, 36 Collin Ambrose,
___________ 4B Donny Brackett, 37 Dave Gross

Feature (25 Laps) - 21 Carson Short, 77 Jon Stanbrough, 28 Brandon Mattox,
_______________ 32 Garrett Aitken, 10 Aric Gentry, 61m Stephen Schnapf,
_______________ 5K Kent Schmidt, 4C Daylan Chambers, 36 Collin Ambrose,
_______________ 77s Travis Berryhill, 90 Patrick Budde, 27 Brian Wallace,
_______________ 45 Eric Perrott, 4B Donny Brackett, 7 Bobby Logan,
_______________ 37 Dave Gross

 

 

POWRi Lucas Oil Traditional

Sauk Rapids, MN (June 29, 2018)

The final stage of the North/South Challenge for the POWRi Lucas Oil Traditional sprint cars took place Friday night just east of St. Cloud, MN, under sultry conditions. With the northern swing contested in fall-like conditions the previous weekend, the final southern leg of the challenge series was a true sweat box as the mercury still tickled ninety degrees at the show’s conclusion. With the final night of the challenge cancelled due to weather, the rubber match for the inaugural latitude clash was decided at the venerable 3/8 mile oval, Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids.

The UMSS 360 winged sprints joined the Traditional gang for the finale’, with the wingless racers taking to the clay first. Local favorite Neal Matuska of Foley, MN, impressed his fans with a dominant win in the Pirtek Fluid Handling Solutions heat race. Cam Schafer nabbed the Rock Auto heat win and Jimmy Kouba snared a win in the GRP Motorsports heat. Colorado Springs transplant Geoff Dodge claimed the Pirtek heat win in the winged division.

After the heat races, the Traditionals ran a quick six-lap Rock Auto Dash in memory of Barb Brandt with Jake Kouba pocketing the cash. The 360s then hosted a four-round “Wing-of-the-Hill” eliminator to determine the feature line-up, with Dodge again emerging in the top spot.

The Traditional feature field was set with Bryan Roach and Neal Matuska setting the pace for the 18-car, twenty-five lapper. In what is becoming ho-hum for the Traditionals, they completed yet another green-white-checkered caution-free feature. Matuska induced gasps throughout the grandstands with a bicycle ride in turn four before wrestling his #48 mount back to terra-firma. Schafer quickly worked from his fourth starting position to the lead, while Matuska and Jake Kouba wrangled for the runner-up spot. Schafer opened up a sizable lead while the bulk of the field tussled in two, three and four-car skirmishes. Kouba cleared Matuska for second around midway, and set sail for Schafer. Further back, seventeenth starting Jeremy Kerman was methodically working his way forward. Although it appeared Kouba was reeling in Schafer, the lead was too great and the laps too few for Kouba to mount a challenge as Schafer cruised to a dominant win, his fifth of the season. Kouba, despite a bent front axle, finished a strong second ahead of Matuska, Brad Peterson and four-time GCS winner Mike Mueller, while Kerzman’s charge to the front got him up to sixth.

In what turned out to be the Geoff Dodge show, the pole starter quickly established himself at the point in the winged main event ahead of Chase Viebrock, with two-time series champion Ryan Bowers an early factor as well. The action stopped only once for the rolled #03 of Jamey Ogston. Although Ogston emerged unhurt from his tumble, the same could not be said for his sprinter, which needed an assist back to the hauler. On the restart, Dodge picked up right where he left off and once again stretched his lead over Bowers and North Dakota’s Dave Glennon. The remainder of the 20-lapper saw the field slowly spread out and finished without any other stoppages. Dodge claimed his first ever UMSS main event in clean-sweep fashion, with his bride of two weeks literally running to celebrate with him in Rock Auto victory lane. The rest of the finishing order was Bowers, Glennon and Viebrock.

The UMSS is back in action at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin, this weekend, June 6 and 7. The Traditionals will accompany the World of Outlaws on Friday while the Wings take part in the 2nd annual Gale Patterson memorial in support of the Outlaws on Saturday.

RACE RESULTS:

POWRi Lucas Oil UMSS 360 Winged sprints Feature – Geoff Dodge, Ryan Bowers, Dave Glennon, Chase Viebrock, Jamey Ogston (DNF).

PIRTEK Fluid Transfer Solutions Heat #1 – Geoff Dodge, Chase Viebrock, Dave Glennon, Ryan Bowers, Jamey Ogston

POWRi Lucas Oil UMSS Traditional sprints, North/South challenge race #3 Feature – Cam Schafer, Jake Kouba, Neal Matuska, Brad Peterson, Mike Mueller, Jeremy Kerzman, Bryan Roach, Jon Lewerer, Anna Hippe, Jimmy Kouba, Scott Brandt, John Lowe, Kevin Lear, Troy Gessner, Tyler Wass, Cody Emmans (DNF), Al Stettner (DNF), Joseph Kouba (DNF), Josh Braford (DNS).

Rock Auto Traditional Dash in memory of Barb Brandt Jake Kouba, Cam Schafer, Jimmy Kouba, Bryan Roach, Neal Matuska, Brad Peterson

PIRTEK Fluid Transfer Solutions Heat #1 – Neal Matuska, Brad Peterson, Anna Hippe, Mike Mueller, Troy Gessner, Kevin Lear, Josh Braford (DNF)

Rock Auto Heat #2 – Cam Schafer, Jake Kouba, Scott Brandt, Joseph Kouba, Al Stettner, Cody Emmans

GRP Motorsports Heat #3 – Jimmy Kouba, Bryan Roach, Jon Lewerer, John Lowe, Tyler Wass, Jeremy Kerzman (DNF)

 

 

MESERAULL LEADS THE WAY AT DAUGHERTY

Boswell, IN - June 29, 2018 - Thomas Meseraull picked up his first Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series win of the season at the 3/8 mile Daugherty Speedway Friday evening. The Waveland, IN, based driver took the lead from Nick Bilbee on lap 4 and then kept the Briscoe Racing entry out front until he crossed the finish line on the 25th and final lap. The Maxim Ford powered machine is sponsored by Cunningham, Tex-Con, and Ford Performance.

Bilbee remained in contention and was the most persistent and closest challenger for the lead. Meseraull’s and Bilbee’s cars were separated by .53 seconds at the finish. Garrett Aitken laid claim to third. All three leaders managed to deal with lapped traffic late in the race.

Only four cars would finish on the lead lap. Landon Simon, who had an 11th place starting spot, was fourth at the checkers. That forward drive earned him the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race Award. Series regular Donny Brackett was fifth. Bracket also won the second of two preliminary heat races. The first heat went to Nick Bilbee.

The remainder of the top ten in the feature included Kent Schmidt, who finished sixth, followed by Aric Gentry, Steve Thomas, Eric Perrott, and Brandon Mattox. The tenth place finish was good enough to move Mattox into the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series Points lead. His 14.134 seconds lap was the fastest for both groups of qualifiers. Mattox was also second in his heat race for which points are awarded. He was running in the top five during the feature before encountering mechanical problems. The standings have tightened once again as midseason rolls onto the race schedule.

Illinois driver Bobby Logan picked up the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award in finishing eleventh in the feature. It was his first appearance with MSCS. In what could have been billed as a state line battle, the field of drivers assembled from Indiana and Illinois was almost equal in number. There was just one more Indiana based driver in competition than those from the neighboring state.

The battle was set to continue the next night with an appearance at Kickapoo Speedway which is located at the Vermilion County Fairgrounds in Danville, IL. It will be round two of a weekend series for drivers at the two tracks promoted by Michael & Kim Daugherty.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

SUMMARY Daugherty Speedway Boswell, IN June 29, 2018 ____________________

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series: (14 Entries)

Overall Top Qualifier - Brandon Mattox, 14.134 seconds

First Heat - 17 Nick Bilbee, 5 Thomas Meseraull, 32 Garrett Aitken, _________ 1 Mitch Wissmiller, 10 Aric Gentry, 24 Landon Simon, 45 Eric Perrott

Second Heat - 4B Donny Brackett, 28 Brandon Mattox, 5K Kent Schmidt, ___________ 27 Brian Walace, 20 Steve Thomas, 27D Ken Drangmeister, ___________ 7 Bobby Logan

Feature (25 Laps) - 5 Thomas Meseraull, 17 Nick Bilbee, 32 Garrett Aitken, _______________ 24 Landon Simon, 4B Donny Brackett, 5K Kent Schmidt, _______________ 10 Aric Gentry, 20 Steven Thomas, 45 Eric Perrott, _______________ 28 Brandon Mattox, 7 Bobby Logan, 27 Brian Wallace, _______________ 1 Mitch Wissmiller, 27D Ken Drangmeister

 

 

SYE LYNCH'S 2ND CAREER SHARON "410" SPRINT CAR WIN IS WORTH ANOTHER $3000; FOSNAUGHT TAKES 1ST EVER IN STOCKS; KRUMMERT IS 3RD DIFFERENT RUSH MOD WINNER IN 3 RACES; EUCKER REPEATS IN ECONO MODS
by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH June 30, 2018 Sharon Speedway returned to action on a scorching hot Saturday night for another Menards "Super Series" event. Capturing wins on Thompson Fab Night and celebrating in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane were Sye Lynch-Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars, Jason Fosnaught-Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, Garrett Krummert-HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and Jacob Eucker-Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods. The pits were packed with 107 cars for the four-division program.

While Sye Lynch led all 30 laps from the pole, the "410" Sprint Car win was far from easy as he had to withstand heavy pressure from John Garvin, Jr. and Brandon Matus throughout lapped traffic. Last September, Lynch won his first career "410" feature and now has two at the track- both worth $3,000 for the third generation racer whose father Ed, Jr. is the track's all-time winner at 50 victories.

"This feels amazing to first off get another win here but everyone that follows us knows that we've had a lot of demons with this car (#2L) this year but I think we're getting along quite well now," expressed the 20-year-old Apollo, Pa. racer. "It was an amazing track just like at last year's Apple Nationals. It's a little slick during the day, but once the night comes it gives you guys some great racing. I have to thank my sponsors, family, and of course the fans because if it wasn't for you we wouldn't be doing this."

Lynch nosed ahead of George Hobaugh at the start-finish line to lead lap one and by lap two the duo began to distance themselves from Garvin, central Pa. invader Jordan Givler, and Matus. Sixth starting Matus moved ahead of Givler for fourth on lap three. Lynch increased his lead on lap four, while Dennis Wagner moved into the top five. Lynch had a straightaway lead on Hobaugh when he caught lapped traffic on lap six, but would have a clear traffic after a caution for Wagner, who spun on the backstretch after contact with the fence.

When racing resumed on lap six, Garvin went to the outside of Hobaugh to take second with Matus following in third. Garvin and Matus began to reel in Lynch on lap 10, but one lap later Garvin got too high smacking the fence, which allowed Matus to move to runner-up. Gary Kriess, Jr. had worked from 17th to fifth, but brought out the red when he got upside down in turn four. He was okay.

Back under green on lap 17, Lynch pulled away while the battle was on for second. Garvin went to the bottom and raced side-by-side with his brother-in-law over the course of the next four laps, but Matus had the momentum off the top to maintain second. Ironically, Andy Feil brought out the event's third and final caution when he collected the fence with 24 laps scored making all three stoppages for drivers running in the fifth spot!

When green replaced yellow for the final time, Jack Sodeman, Jr. raced into the top five getting by Brent Matus then would drive around Hobaugh for fourth on lap 27. Garvin finally got by Brandon Matus for second on lap 29 and then went after Lynch on the final lap. Lynch though had enough of a lead to hold on by 0.645 of a second over Garvin in his Mosites Motorsports/FML Industries/DieZel Snow Removal-sponsored, J&J Chassis, Kistler Engine-powered #2L. It was Lynch's second "410" win of the season overall as he picked up a $2,000 victory at Tri-City Raceway Park earlier this season. Lynch also became the fourth different "410" winner in four races this season.

Matus was third over the hard charging Sodeman, who started 13th. Hobaugh dropped to fifth. Brent Matus was sixth over Cody Bova. Dan Kuriger came from 19th to eighth. Givler dropped to ninth in his first ever appearance and picked up the $100 longest tow bonus. Rookie "410" racer Frankie Nervo was 10th after starting 10th. Brandon Matus set fast time over the 28-car field in qualifying with a lap of 14.841. Heat winners were Hobaugh, Garvin, and Feil. Dan Kuriger won the last chance B main.

Jason Fosnaught was the benefactor of leader Bobby Whitling getting caught up in an accident in lapped traffic with three laps to go as the veteran Stock Car driver then held off Chris McGuire for his first career win at Sharon. With more than a full field on hand, the Gibson Insurance Agency-sponsored division raced for the $700 to-win purse.

"I feel bad for Bob (Whitling) but I've been in those situations as well and for once I'm actually the beneficiary," explained the 39-year-old Tarentum, Pa. driver. "He was very good through the middle and I just couldn't do what he was doing, but a win is a win and we'll take it. The changes we made to the car for the feature at the (Steel Valley) Nationals (June 16) unfortunately weren't the right changes, but we learned some things. This is a S&S car from Chris Schneider. I've known him for about 30 years so he gives me a lot of info. I called him right before the feature and he told me what to do."

Fosnaught started from the pole and led over McGuire with fifth starting Whitling moving to third on the opening lap. Whitling then passed McGuire for second on lap three. The top three of Fosnaught, Whitling, and McGuire distanced themselves from the field on lap five. Whitling went to the outside of Fosnaught and made the pass in turn one on lap nine with the lapper of Gil DeMello playing a role. The two continued their side-by-side battle for the lead on lap 10, but Whitling cleared him one lap later.

The race continued to go caution-free; however on lap 16 heavy lapped traffic came into play. Whitling led lap 17, but tried to go low just before turn one and had nowhere to go as Jamie Duncan and Brian Carothers made contact as all three would get collected and stopped in turn one. This handed the lead back to Fosnaught who would hold off McGuire by just 0.363 of a second for the victory in the Neil Tristani-owned, Butler Truck Parts/Northern Allegheny Stone/Beck Trucking-sponsored #73.

Fourteenth starting Steve D'Apolito made a late charge. D'Apolito was running seventh on lap 17 before Whitling's misfortune then went sixth to fourth on the lap 18 restart. D'Apolito then passed Mike Clark on lap 19 to secure the third spot. Mike Miller got by Clark on the final lap to finish fourth with Clark dropping to fifth. Rusty Moore, Whitling, and Miller won the heat races over the 27-car field, while Tyler Thompson captured the last chance B main.

In his first season in the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, Garrett Krummert has picked up two victories at Pittsburgh and one at Tri-City. On Saturday night, Krummert led all 20 laps of the HTMA/Precise Racing Products feature holding off standout Alan Dellinger for his first win of the season at Sharon. With a full field of cars on hand, the RUSH Mods raced for the $500 to-win purse once again.

"This car is pretty good but having Dellinger beside me all the time is tricky because he's probably as good as anyone in any class so this one was tough tonight," stated the 30-year-old Ellwood City, Pa. driver. "Jerry Schaffer owns this car. We talked about things over the winter after the eligibility rules were changed so Jerry gave me the chance to do this and we've had a lot of fun so far."

Krummert used the outside to pass Dellinger on the opening lap for the lead with Kole Holden, Chas Wolbert, and Tony Tatgenhorst in tow. Wolbert passed Holden for second on lap two. By lap six, Krummert, Dellinger, and Wolbert pulled away. On lap seven, Krummert extended his lead, while the battle was on for second. Dellinger and Wolbert then closed back in again on lap 10 before Krummert caught lapped traffic on lap 14.

Jessica Kriegisch spun to bring out the event's first caution after 14 non-stop laps. When racing resumed, Wolbert, who dominated the June 19 event, would slow with a flat tire to bring out a caution with 15 laps now completed. Justin Shea passed Holden for third on lap 17 before Chelsie Kriegisch stopped to bring out the event's final caution.

The final three laps saw Krummert pull away to win by 1.868 seconds in the JGCP-owned, Rentools & Equipment/Fombell General Store/Turn 4 Toilets-sponsored #10S as he also took over the points lead. Krummert also won a Big-Block Modified feature at Sharon in 2015. Dellinger was a season best second over Shea. Eighth starting Rocky Kugel passed Holden on lap 19 to finish fourth with Holden dropping to fifth. Dellinger, Krummert, and Holden won the heat races over the 24-car field.

Jacob Eucker ended the night taking a first career Sharon win away from points leader Ty Rhoades in the 20-lap Econo Mod feature. Eucker made the winning pass with four laps to go to capture his second win of the season in three Summit Racing Equipment events. With more than a full field on hand, the Econo Mods raced for the $400 to-win purse.

"I knew I had to take it in hard on him then get to the bottom as fast as I could," explained the 17-year-old Fowler, Ohio driver. "I'd like to thank my dad, mom, and all of my sponsors."

Rhoades started on the pole alongside Dustin Demattia. Those two raced side-by-side for basically the first nine laps with Demattia on the top and Rhoades on the bottom. Demattia led laps five through eight, but got too high on lap nine allowing Rhoades to regain the lead. Following the event's first caution with 11 laps completed, Eucker moved into third then inherited second when Demattia got too high again and this time smacked the fence on lap 14.

Following a caution for Brian Toto's spin, Eucker used the outside to pass Rhoades on the lap 16 restart. Eucker would then survive another caution that set-up a one-lap shootout to the finish as he took the checkered flag first by 0.554 of a second in his Ohio Commerce Center/Bucks Ground Maintenance/Danski Dyno/Dr. John Eucker/CRS/Lees Excavating-sponsored #64. The victory was Eucker's ninth of his career in the division and 10th overall at Sharon.

Rhoades, who has been so close to victory so many times at Sharon and has won at other regional speedways, had to settle for second. Former Econo Mod racers Brandon Blackshear and Jeremy Double, returned to the class on Saturday night and finish third and fourth respectively in their season debuts. Josh Mueller was fifth. Steve Haefke, Mueller, and Blackshear won the heat races over the season-high 28-car field. Butch Lambert won the last chance B main in his season debut then raced from 19th to eighth in the feature.

"410" Sprint Cars (30 laps, $3,000 to-win): 1. SYE LYNCH (2L) 2. John Garvin, Jr. (51) 3. Brandon Matus (13) 4. Jack Sodeman, Jr. (23JR) 5. George Hobaugh (40) 6. Brent Matus (33) 7. Cody Bova (20B) 8. Dan Kuriger (08) 9. Jordan Givler 10. Frankie Nervo (21N) 11. Bryan Salisbury (126) 12. Michael Bauer (46) 13. Darin Gallagher (12) 14. Jared Zimbardi (Chappel 8) 15. Jimmy Morris (4N) 16. Eric L. Williams (4W) 17. Bob McMillin (5) 18. Mike Miller (Garvin G1) 19. Andy Feil (08) 20. Davey Jones (76) 21. Gary Kriess, Jr. (Frederick 55) 22. Jeremy Kornbau (27K) 23. Dennis Wagner (38) 24. Don Blaney (11). DNQ: Haley Lapcevich (77L), Jared McFarland (250), Russ Sansosti (23), Gerald Hairhoger (23C).

Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars (20 laps, $700 to-win): 1. JASON FOSNAUGHT (Tristani 73) 2. Chris McGuire (63) 3. Steve D'Apolito (84) 4. Mike Miller (T6) 5. Mike Clark (7) 6. Curt J. Bish (Tarr 29) 7. Larry Kugel (Petsko 00) 8. Rusty Moore (17M) 9. Alan Dellinger (Bish 1B) 10. Tyler Thompson (T2) 11. Steve Burns, Jr. (70B) 12. Jarod Larson (47) 13. Jamie Scharba (11S) 14. Paul Davis (3) 15. Russ Coyne (8c) 16. Jason Jones (81) 17. Mike Bordt (26) 18. Jacob Billyk (4) 19. Jamie Duncan (67J) 20. Gil DeMello (22) 21. Bobby Whitling (7W) 22. Brian Carothers (02c) 23. Steve Allison (1BAD)-DNS 24. Jamie Maxwell (6)-DNS. DNQ: Bill Slade (A22), Bobby Robinson (34R), Michael Hudzik (31H).

HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds (20 laps, $500 to-win): 1. GARRETT KRUMMERT (10s) 2. Alan Dellinger (Williams 8) 3. Justin Shea (14s) 4. Rocky Kugel (83) 5. Kole Holden (2) 6. Brandon Ritchey (17) 7. Rob Kristyak (00) 8. Jeremy Weaver (35W) 9. Josh Deems (9D) 10. Kyle Martell (8) 11. Tony Tatgenhorst (63T) 12. Gary Haupt (16) 13. Michael Kristyak (404) 14. David Kalb, Jr. (11J) 15. Jordan Ehrenberg (JD57) 16. Brian Schaffer (41) 17. Chelsie Kriegisch (10) 18. Steve Slater (29) 19. Will Schaffer (4) 20. Preston Cope (24P) 21. Chas Wolbert (c3) 22. Jessica Kriegisch (63) 23. Lexi Couch (51) 24. Jacob Wolfe (7)-DNS.

Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods (20 laps, $400 to-win): 1. JACOB EUCKER (64) 2. Ty Rhoades (12R) 3. Brandon Blackshear (10) 4. Jeremy Double (83) 5. Josh Mueller (01) 6. Mark Titus (25) 7. Kyle Miller (15) 8. Butch Lambert (Hendrickson 19) 9. Steve Haefke (41) 10. Gary Robinson (44R) 11. Buzz Seitz (1) 12. Mike Hillman (29) 13. Brian Toto (8B) 14. Todd Canter (9T) 15. Ray Gregory (82R) 16. Bud Watson (Rogers 60) 17. Dustin Demattia (77D) 18. Tyler Frankenberry (38) 19. Dan McEwen (44) 20. Rick Wilson, Jr. (35) 21. Dwayne Clay (007) 22. Bob Simmons (4RJ) 23. Gary Miller, Jr. (1M) 24. Ryan Goncz (77G). DNQ: Ryan Skinner (Canter 32), Brandon Fiedler (18), Haley Lapcevich (77L), Keith Felicetty (98).

Coming up on Monday (July 2) will be the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in a $12,000 to-win event along with the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds for $600 to-win presented by Barris Truck Service and Performance Bodies. Pits open at 4 p.m. with grandstands at 5 and racing at 7.

Next Saturday (July 7) will be the 10th annual "Lou Blaney Memorial" presented by Ollie's Bargain Outlet. That event will feature the third and final appearance of the season by the All Star Circuit of Champions along with The Mod Tour big blocks in a $2,000 to-win event. The night will benefit the Alzheimer's Association. Reserved tickets are also on sale through the website. All gates open at 3 p.m. with warm-ups at approximately 6:30 following by qualifying and racing.

Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sharonspdwy.

 

 

PALKER OVERPOWERS WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY'S OVSCA FIELD; MID SEASON WINS TO GENTRY, HOLMES & D. HENSEL

Orrville, Ohio

Saturday, June 30, 2018

By Mike Swanger

For the first time in three weeks, it was a Fast Four Racing program at NAPA Jani Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway on Ray's Garage night featuring the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association and Mid Season Championships for the other three class' with Andrew Palker going flag to flag for his first Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprint win of the season while J R Gentry piloted to the Kar Connection Super Late Model victory as Paul Holmes posted his second CorBon Super Stock win and Doug Hensel grabbed the checkered flag in the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stock main.

Coming off his second place finish in the Ohio Sprint Speedweek race almost 2 weeks ago at 'Orrville's Historic Oval', West Salem's Andrew Palker took his outside pole position starting spot and quickly distances the El Campesino Restaurent and King Inspection #57x from the field. A couple of cautions would be the only time the field would have a chance at getting close to Palker. One of the cautions came just past the halfway mark when Steve Butler would spin in turn two but Trey Jacobs and Brad Haudenschild would get together in turn four as they were fighting for top five placing. With OVSCA's rule of if you stop on the track, you go to the tail, that would end their chances of top five as Haudenschild would pull off the next lap. This would now set up a showdown for second as the green flag waved again. With Palker pulling away, the McClure team cars of Jordan Ryan and Dean Jacobs had the eye of the fans as they went back and forth before Ryan put on a slider in turns three and four on lap on lap 17 to secure second place as 13th starting Danny Mumaw had climbed into fourth. A white flag caution would bunch the field together one last time with Palker powering away for the win as Ryan would take second as Mumaw would ride high in turn one and two to slip past Jacobs for third as Jason Dolick rounded out the top five after passing Tom Schinderle on the restart and Clay Riney dropped out on the last lap while running fifth. Heat winners were Tyler Dunn, Palker and Schinderle.

Brad Malcuit used his outside front row starting position to set the pace for the first two laps of the Kar Connection Super Late Model feature as Wooster's J R Gentry was right in his tire tracks. Taking to the high side of the 3/8 mile oval, Gentry and his El Campesino Restaurent, Holmes Pest Control and Campco #14 would power past Malcuit on lap three and drive away. This would set up a three car race for second between Malcuit, points leader Cody Scott and Ryan Markham. Malcuit would be scored in second every lap although Scott, using the low groove, could edge ahead coming out of turn two a couple of times and when he did not do that, Markham would use the high side of the track to momentarily get ahead of Scott coming out of turn two. Markham would slide back in the late stages of the race with Malcuit and Scott seemingly joined at the hip. A last lap caution for D J Miller when he went hard into a front stretch retaining tire after his steering broke, while dueling with Charlie Duncan for fifth. On the restart, Gentry would dash away for the win and Malcuit would edge out Scott by millimeters for second as Markham, who won the Accu Force hard charger was fourth followed by Duncan. Collecting the heat wins were Markham and Duncan

Several cautions would keep the CorBon Super Stock feature in tight quarters as Brandon Craver would lead the opening three circuits from his pole position as fourth starting Paul Holmes pulled into second on the start and swiped the point away from Craver on lap four. Eighth starting and points leader Bob Daugherty moved into fourth behind Chris Albright at that point and three laps later took third. Craver would keep the pressure on Holmes but following a caution on lap 7, Daugherty moved into the runner up position on the ensuing restart. Like the other features, a last lap caution would bunch the field together, but Holmes of Canton, would hang on to put the CorBon, D.L. Rutt Builders and JET #68 into the Summit Racing victory lane for the second time this season. Daugherty would finished second as Craver finished a season best third. Gary Hensel Jr. was running fourth on the last lap until mechanical issued slowed him and gave T A Perrine fourth and Albright getting his best finish of fifth as he also picked up a heat win along with Holmes.

Jordan James took the outside front row starting spot and lead the first eight laps of the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stock feature but problems with his machine would slow him and gave Wooster's Doug Hensel the lead at that stage of the race. Hensel and his Mid Ohio Auto Refinishing #18 had started 7th and was second on lap four before taking the lead on lap nine. The final three laps would see Cory Staley challenge Hensel but never was able to get by. Stephen Crowe was right with the two leaders and took home third while Michael Stewart finished fourth as James salvaged fifth. Topping the heats were Stewart, James, Staley and Doug Hensel as Taylor Mazzoleni bested the last chance race.

Next Saturday, July 7 will be Mid Season championship and double points for the Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprints as the second week end of the Attica/ Wayne County Super Late Model Series is on tap also. The CorBon Super Stock and the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stocks will have their second 'Summer Series' action of the year.

Go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com for more information and text WCSFAN to 51660 for the up to date status on race day.

NAPA JANI AUTO PARTS WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS

Saturday, June 30, 2018

OVSCA & PINE TREE TOWING & RECOVERY SPRINTS

Heat 1 Tyler Dunn, Trey Jacobs, Jordan Ryan, Brad Haudenschild, Danny Mumaw, Jamie Myers, Steve Butler, Jordan Harble

Heat 2 Andrew Palker, Dean Jacobs, Nick Patterson, Clay Riney, Andy Fike, Dave Dickson, Jeremy Duposki

Heat 3 Tom Schinderle, Jason Dolick, Henry Malcuit, Lance Webb, Troy Kingan, Andre Layfield, Jake Hesson

Feature Andrew Palker, Jordan Ryan, Danny Mumaw, Dean Jacobs, Jason Dolick, Tom Schinderle, Trey Jacobs, Tyler Dunn, Clay Riney, Lance Webb, Henry Malcuit, Jake Hesson, Jamie Myers, Dave Dickson, Jeremy Duposki, Andy Fike, Steve Butler, Brad Haudenschild, Troy Kingan, Nick Patterson, Andre Layfield, Jordan Harble dns

KAR CONNECTION SUPER LATE MODELS

Heat 1 Ryan Markham, Matt Bee Aber, Brad Malcuit, Jim Nicely, Craig Hartong, Loren Longbrake dns, Thomas Baker dns

Heat 2 Charlie Duncan, J R Gentry, D J Miller, Cody Scott, Mitch Caskey, Greg Mazzoleni

Feature J R Gentry, Brad Malcuit, Cody Scott, Ryan Markham, Charlie Duncan, D J Miller, Craig Hartong, Greg Mazzoleni, Matt Bee Aber, Mitch Caskey, Jim Nicely dns, Loren Longbrake dns, Thomas Baker dns

CORBON SUPER STOCKS

Heat 1 Paul Holmes, T A Perrine, Brandon Craver, Bob Daugherty, Don Rutt, Tyler Nicely, Al Farris

Heat 2 Chris Albright, Gary Hensel Jr., Logan Yelton, Dan

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

OVID, Mich. – Aaron Pierce ended Jimmy McCune’s quest for a double hat trick at Owosso Speedway with a come-from-behind victory in Saturday night’s Must See Racing Sprint Car Series Firecracker 50 at the three-eighths-mile oval.

McCune was gunning for his third straight Firecracker 50 win and his third straight Must See Racing feature win at Owosso and took the lead at the halfway point of the 50-lap main, but Pierce was simply not to be denied, despite starting 10th after the inversion and having to come from the rear of the field due to a deflating right rear tire during an open red flag period with 10 laps complete.

Through it all, Pierce rallied back to end a lengthy Must See Racing winless drought, passing McCune with an inside sweep down the backstretch and leading the final three circuits for the win.

“I knew how good all the cars I was going through and passing were, so I knew this thing was bad fast. I moved the wing just a little bit and she absolutely took off,” said Pierce in victory lane. “I got by Blonde with 15 to go … and I was driving my guts out at that point just to have a shot at it. When I could see Jimmy and that I was catching him, I knew it was game on.

“He was loose, I used that to my advantage and it all worked out. I wasn’t sure if our night might not be over after that flat tire,” Pierce added. “Somehow it all worked out and we came all the way back through there. What an awesome night.”

A rash of caution flags in the first 10 laps led to a stoppage for refueling, with Anthony McCune having led every lap up to that point. However, his car began to fade as a long run finally broke out after lap 12, and he finally ceded the top spot to his uncle Jimmy as the field came by to complete the halfway lap.

From there, Jimmy McCune opened up a margin of three seconds before traffic and an ill-handling race car began to be his undoing. Pierce finally took second from Jason Blonde with 15 to go nd quickly carved a 2.5-second deficit to the three-time defending series champion into mincemeat.

While the elder McCune held on to second at the finish, he noted that lack of grip in his rear tires was much of his downfall.

“We just got loose and started spinning the tires,” lamented McCune. “We wore them off and here, there’s nothing you can do once that happens but hang on. Fifty laps around here runs the wheels off these things. I’m not sure how we got beat, but we missed the setup and ran second. It is what it is.”

Jason Blonde completed the podium and shared similar thoughts after the race.

“Right from the start tonight, this track was greasy and we were slipping and sliding, but that’s what makes it fun,” said Blonde. “It made for a lot of passing tonight … even if it was a long one. We got to halfway and I was thinking, ‘We’re only halfway? Holy cow, I’m gonna die out here,’” he laughed.

“The tires held up, for dirt-tracking it the last 30 laps anyways. It’s not what we came here to achieve, but it’s a good night for us as a team and I knew I had to get moving, no matter what. Just not quite enough tonight.”

Brian Gerster came home fourth and NASCAR modified ace Bobby Santos, who finished second in the USAC Silver Crown race at Madison Int’l Speedway on Friday night, was fifth.

Anthony McCune faded to sixth at the checkered flag, the final car on the lead lap.

The finish:

Aaron Pierce, Jimmy McCune, Jason Blonde, Brian Gerster, Bobby Santos, Anthony McCune, Jeff Bloom, Ike Beasley, Tom Jewell, Charlie Schultz, Ryan Gillenwater, Frank Neill, Adam Biltz, Doug Dietsch, Tom Nichols, Joe Speakman, Joey Schmidt, Tom Geren, Teddy Alberts, Jerry Caryer, Joey Irwin.

 

 

Koby Walters Tops DCRP Mid-Season Championships with Clay Sellard, Robert Elliott, Angel Munoz & Tathan Burkhart Reaching Victory Lane as Well!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 30, 2018) – Liberal’s Koby Walters raced to his first Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car win of the season by topping Saturday night’s 20-lap feature that capped off Dodge City Raceway Park’s Mid-Season Championships atop the 3/8-mile clay oval.

While Walters became the sixth different winner of the season in as many DCRP Sprint Car events, other Mid-Season Championship event winners included Clay Sellard in IMCA Modifieds, Clay Sellard in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Angel Munoz in IMCA Stock Cars and Tathan Burkhart in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

In the 20-lap Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car feature, Walters took command on the eighth round en route to his first Dodge City Raceway Park since April of 2016.

“We’ve been working on this car a lot and we finally got it dialed in pretty well,” Walters said of the Walters Irrigation No. 33 entry.

While Walters gridded the feature fourth, Ray Seemann outdueled pole starter Steven Richardson for the point on the opening lap and paced the initial seven rounds until Walters raced by for the lead on the eighth circuit.

Walters had the field covered the rest of the way with Seemann fending off Richardson for runner-up honors. Richardson filled out the podium in third with Zach Blurton and Jordan Knight rounding out the top five.

The IMCA Modifieds offered up another first-time winner on the season with Bucklin’s Clay Sellard surviving a late charge from Brendon Gemmill to become the fourth different winner of the season in as many events.

Sellard needed just seven laps to rally from the tenth position and around Jessie Hoskins for the lead in the 20-lap main event. He slipped away for a while, but Gemmill was on the charge after being collected in an opening-lap skirmish.

Gemmill climbed back into second by the 12th round and was within striking distance over the final circuits. A lapped car as the white flag flew worked to Sellard’s advantage with Gemmill settling for runner-up honors. Hoskins crossed the stripe third with Mike Petersilie and Troy Gemmill rounding out the top five.

Cordell, Oklahoma’s Robert Elliott raced to his second IMCA Sport Modified win of the season at DCRP after taking the lead away from Garrett Donley on the sixth round and then leading the rest of the way in the 20-lapper.

With Elliott leading the way, Brandon Kenney battled past Jeff Kaup by the time a caution flew after 12 rounds. Kenney briefly pressed Elliott for the point before Elliott slipped away in the No. 09 to secure the win. Kenney settled for second with Kaup, Dakota Sproul and Freddy McCoy rounding out the top five.

Lamar, Colorado’s Angel Munoz became the first three-time winner of the season at Dodge City Raceway Park by fending off Troy Burkhart to take top honors in the 15-lap IMCA Stock Car feature.

Munoz gridded the feature ninth and waded through three and four-wide traffic to take command by the fifth lap. Burkhart charged into second after a lap nine caution and turned on the heat on Munoz to see which one would become the first three-time winner of the year.

Burkhart edged ahead briefly on the 10th lap only to have Munoz counter and recapture the point for keeps. Munoz raced to the stripe ahead of Burkhart with Chris Oliver, Dusty Witthuhn and Greg Schell rounding out the top five.

Hays’ shoe Tathan Burkhart picked off his first DCRP win by topping the 15-lap IMCA Hobby Stock feature.

Burkhart battled past Brett Copeland on the sixth round and led the rest of the way to take the win ahead of Brooke Russell, Reagan Sellard, Duane Wahrman and Copeland.

Action resumes at Dodge City Raceway Park with on Saturday night, July 14, with another exciting round of championship action featuring IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Dodge City Raceway Park – Mid-Season Championships

June 30, 2018 Results:

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. E85-Ray Seemann, 2. 10-Jordan Knight, 3. 7-Shane Sundquist, 4. 0-Steven Richardson, 5. 97-Brian Herbert, 6. 17x-Kade Hagans, 7. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 8. 1x-Cody Lampe, 9. 18-Brandon Sprott, 10. 95-Buddy Tubbs.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 33-Koby Walters, 2. 2j-Zach Blurton, 3. 49x-Luke Cranston, 4. 49-Kris Moore, 5. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 6. 8J-Brandy Jones, 7. 6-Kaden Taylor, 8. 28-Tracey Hill, 9. 11k-Tyler Knight, 10. 91-Christian Shriver (DNS).

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 33-Koby Walters, 2. E85-Ray Seemann, 3. 0-Steven Richardson, 4. 2J-Zach Blurton, 5. 10-Jordan Knight, 6. 49x-Luke Cranston, 7. 97-Brian Herbert, 8. 28-Tracey Hill, 9. 7-Shane Sundquist, 10. 1x-Cody Lampe, 11. 11k-Tyler Knight, 12. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 13. 18-Brandon Sprott, 14. 95-Buddy Tubbs, 15. 8J-Brandy Jones, 16. 6-Kaden Taylor, 17. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 18. 49-Kris Moore, 19. 17x-Kade Hagans, 20. 91-Christian Shriver (DNS).

IMCA Modifieds:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 71-Jessie Hoskins, 2. 44-Mike Lunow, 3. 2L-Tracy Link, 4. 85c-Clay Sellard, 5. 16-Kevin Gray, 6. 3c-Casey Jo Gemmill, 7. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 8. 27-Grant Florence.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 01-Jesse Smith, 2. 25p-Mike Petersilie, 3. G3-Brendon Gemmill, 4. A2-Randy Wilson, 5. 7n-William Nusser, 6. 57-Joel Lane, 7. 1n-Nick Link.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 721-Troy Gemmill, 2. 25-Kale Beavers, 3. 22T-Trent Gray, 4. 26-Tom Beavers, 5. 06-Chad Taylor, 6. 3h-Ryan Heger, 7. 7-Treyton Gann.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 85c-Clay Sellard, 2. G3-Brendon Gemmill, 3. 71-Jessie Hoskins, 4. 25p-Mike Petersilie, 5. 721-Troy Gemmill, 6. 7n-William Nusser, 7. 1n-Nick Link, 8. A2-Randy Wilson, 9. 25-Kale Beavers, 10. 16-Kevin Gray, 11. 3c-Casey Jo Wanger, 12. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 13. 7-Shane Sundquist 14. 26-Tom Beavers, 15. 57-Joel Lane, 16. 44-Mike Lunow, 17. 01-Jesse Smith, 18. 06-Chad Taylor, 19. 3h-Ryan Heger, 20. 2L-Tracy Link, 21. 22T-Trent Gray, 22. 27-Grant Florence (DNS).

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 3d-Garrett Donley, 2. 08-Dakota Sproul, 3. 92-Jeff Kaup, 4. 37-Bart Baker, 5. 81-Troy Bynum, 6. 12d-Brad Johnson, 7. 11h-Denver Howard.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 09-Robert Elliott, 2. 21b-Brandon Kenney, 3. 4p-Daylon Bergeron, 4. 21-Joey Maupin, 5. 33r-Mike Roach, 6. 4-Freddy McCoy, 7. 10-Alex Wiens.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 18-Kyle Wiens, 2. 7-Jarett Lunow, 3. 8-Brian May, 4. 5r-Kaleb Roach, 5. 65-Kohl Ricke, 6. 3m-Eric Munoz, 7. 62-Marvin Ward.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 09-Robert Elliott, 2. 21b-Brandon Kenney, 3. 92-Jeff Kaup, 4. 08-Dakota Sproul, 5. 4-Freddy McCoy, 6. 7-Jarett Lunow, 7. 3m-Eric Munoz, 8. 4p-Daylon Bergeron, 9. 18-Kyle Wiens, 10. 12d-Brad Johnson, 11. 21-Joey Maupin, 12. 11h-Denver Howard, 13. 62-Marvin Ward, 14. 3d-Garrett Donley, 15. 33r-Mike Roach, 16. 8-Brian May, 17. 10-Alex Wiens, 18. 65-Kohl Ricke, 19. 5r-Kaleb Roach, 20. 37-Bart Baker, 21. 81-Troy Bynum.

 

Wilmot Raceway

Davey Ray of Indianapolis, Indiana was glad Wilmot Raceway held its Independence Day Holiday Spectacular Day One Saturday, June 30. Despite some tracks cancelling due to the intense heat, the Kenosha County Fair and Wilmot Raceway staff decided to go on with the program. Ray scored a clean sweep, posting fast time, winning the third heat and taking the feature win.Davey Ray,
Ray took the lead out of a three-wide restart five laps into the 20-lap Badger Midget Feature going on to score the victory. "I have to thank the track crew for doing an outstanding job preparing this surface," said Ray, who started tenth in the 23-car field. "Where I come from we have a lot of dust, but there was none out there. I'm looking forward to coming back (August 11)."
Andrew Felker of Carl Junction, Missouri took second holding off third place finisher Chase McDermand of Springfield, Illinois in a hotly contested battle. Scott Hatton of Roscoe, Illinois was fourth. Jack Routson of Waterman, IL was fifth.
"Our regular track in Iowa cancelled because of the heat, and we were thinking did we want to sit around or go racing," said Jeff Larson of Freeport, Illinois, who chalked up a clean sweep posting fast time and taking a heat win enroute to the feature checkered. "We decided, heck, let's go to Wilmot. I'm glad we did. They did a great job preparing this track and it was a lot of fun to race on. We race three nights per week so this is a good win for the guys who work on this car all of the time."
Larson overtook early race leader Scott Barnharst of Franklin, then weathered a series of yellow flags resulting in four green-white-checkered restarts at the end. Larson was up to the challenge in his first run at Wilmot this season. Fort Atkinson's Zeke Bischofberger took second nipping third place Genoa City's Nick Simons on the final lap. Genoa City's Mike Simons II was fourth. Muskego's Al Atkinson recovered to take fifth after restarting in the rear following a early race accident resulted in him pitting.
"I just get to drive it, and my crew does a great job getting the car ready," said Racine's Charlie Pinkalla after winning his third 20-lap street stock feature of the season. "This is like it used to be, a lot of fun racing with a great bunch of guys and gals. This is what it's all about."
Pat Rossmann of Wadsworth, Illinois charged to second in the late running. Dustin Richard's of Bristol was third. Big Bend's Mark Baker fourth. Kenosha's Craig Kreuser fifth.
"I hated to see my teammate break, but that's the way it goes sometimes," said Scott Quarnstrom of Lake Villa, IL following his first ever 15-lap Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Car feature win. "It was a lot of fun. I have to thank everyone who has supported me. This feels great."
In a battle of attrition, Waterford's Kyle Sudduth appeared headed for his first ever feature win until a broken right-rear wheel in turn two with two laps to go ended his day. On the ensuing restart, Pleasant Prairie's Scott Ellis, in Quarnstrom's team car, looked like he was going to take his first feature checkered, but then he snapped off a wheel bringing out another caution.
With three cars left on the track, Quarnstrom held on for the victory. Robin Wachsmuth of Williams Bay had a career best second. Jonathan Smith of Bristol was third in his first ever race as those trio survived for podium finishes. Scott Ellis was credited fourth with Sudduth fifth.
Wilmot Raceway continues Independence Day Holiday Spectacular Round II with Saturday Night Thunder July 7 featuring AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprints, modifieds, street stocks and Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Cars on the program. Grandstands open at 5:00 p.m. with on track activity at 5:45 p.m. and racing to follow. Grandstand admission is $15.00 for everyone age 12 and older, $5.00 ages 7-11, with 6 & under admitted free. Active military personnel with ID cards receive a $5.00 discount.
For updates phone trackside race line 262-862-2090, check the official track web site wilmotraceway.com or the Raceway Facebook page.
Off track Wilmot Raceway is participating in the Village of Antioch July 4th Parade. The Kunes Country Ford Stateline Superstore Pace Truck will have U.S. Army Veteran Lon Hodge and Service Dog of the Year Gander riding along. Natalie Klemko of Grayslake and Jordan Paulsen of Trevor will have AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprint Cars joining the pace truck.
SUMMARY - WILMOT RACEWAY, WILMOT, WISCONSIN - SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2018 - INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR ROUND I
BADGER MIDGETS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Davey Ray, Indianapolis, IN; 2. Andrew Felker, Carl Junction, MO; 3. Chase McDermand, Springfield, IL; 4. Scott Hatton, Roscoe, IL; 5. Jack Routson, Waterman, IL; 6. Zach Boden, Cambridge; 7. Kurt Mayhew, Demotte, IN; 8. Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL; 9. Kevin Olson, Machesney Park, IL; 10. Ryan Probst, New Lenox, IL; 11. Mike Stroik, West Bend; 12. John Smith, St. Charles, IL; 13. Kevin Frederiksen, Milwaukee; 14. Kyle Brinkmann, Platteville; 15. Kyle Koch, Madison; 16. Jake Goeglein, Sullivan; 17. Mike Unger, Madison; 18. Ken Hanson, Vinton, IA; 19. Harrison Kleven, Marshall; 20. Laura Smith, Mukwonago; 21. Tyler Baran, Joliet, IL; 22. Jordan Mattson, Milwaukee; 23. Vince Bartolotta, Muskego.
8-LAP HEAT WINS: Koch; McDermand; Ray.
FAST QUALIFIER: Ray(:15.175 seconds).
MODIFIEDS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Jeff Larson, Freeport, IL; 2. Zeke Bischofberger, Fort Atkinson; 3. Nick Simons, Genoa City; 4. Mike Simons II, Genoa City; 5. Al Atkinson, Muskego; 6. Steve Mueller, Eagle; 7. Scott Barnharst, Franklin; 8. Lee Tibbitts, Hebron, IL; 9. Terry Hilgendorf, McHenry, IL; 10. Jack Williams, Rockford, IL; 11. Morgan Sheppard, Genoa City; 12. Jason Wirth, Elkhorn; 13. Mike Knurr, Mukwonago; 14. John Dost, Bristol; 15. Tony Izzo, Capron, IL; 16. Jon Hill, Waterford.
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Larson; M. Simons.
FAST QUALIFIER: Larson(:16.970 seconds).
STREET STOCKS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Charlie Pinkalla, Racine; 2. Pat Rossmann, Wadsworth, IL; 3. Dustin Richards, Bristol; 4. Mark Baker, Big Bend; 5. Craig Kreuser, Kenosha; 6. Cody Erickson, Algonquin, IL; 7. Josh Gehrig, Pleasant Prairie; 8. Kevin Domrose, Big Bend; 9. Bo Ahern, Waukegan, IL; 10. Courtney Atkinson, Muskego; 11. Brandon Mertes, Antioch, IL.
8-LAP HEAT WINS: Erickson; Pinkalla.
BANDIT 4-CYLINDER STOCK CARS: 15-LAP FEATURE: 1. Scott Quarnstrom, Lake Villa, IL; 2. Robin Wachsmuth, Williams Bay; 3. Jonathan Smith, Bistol; 4. Scott Ellis, Pleasant Prairie; 5. Kyle Sudduth, Waterford; 6. Jordan Paulsen, Trevor; 7. Tony Barron, Milwaukee; 8. Brad Becker, Burlington; 9. Allen Maher Jr., Lisbon; 10. John Cole, Palatine, IL; 11. John Tuttle, Chicago, IL; 12. Tim Christenson, Kenosha.
8-LAP HEAT WINS: Quarnstrom; Becker.

 

Andrews breaks through for first FAST 410 win of the year at Fremont; Miller earns 4th straight FAST 305 win

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio - Chris Andrews knocked the gorilla off his back Saturday, June 30 at Fremont Speedway. The Sandusky, Ohio driver has dealt with mechanical issues and an ill-handling race car throughout 2018, but the Burmeister Racing team put it all together for Andrews to score his first FAST 410 sprint win of the year.

It wasn't easy for Andrews as he first battled with Broc Martin and then had to hold off a charging Tyler Gunn the final five laps to score his 10th career win at "The Track That Action Built." The win also will help Andrews inch closer to the top three in points for the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics.

"Track was pretty good tonight and the Kistler motor was running pretty good and Mikey (Sommers, crew chief) had the car good. I thought we had it a little tight at the beginning...it's a 100 degrees out and I was working twice as hard but I can't thank these guys enough. Channel Seed, Edwards Agriculture, ML Graphics, Kistler Engines, Kistler Racing Products, and Mikey and Rollie, Tommie, Glenn and Sharon Burmeister for putting up with all of us," Andrews said in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

"It's been a frustrating year. This is not easy. Broc Martin and Byron Reed and Stuart Brubaker...all these guys are tough and are getting better all the time," Andrews added.

Craig Mintz came into the night undefeated in 410 sprint racing at Fremont, earning the first four victories of 2018. He settled for a seventh place finish, good enough to maintain a comfortable point lead in the FAST standings heading into the July 3 Summer Sizzler at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio.

Jamie Miller is the hottest 305 sprint car driver in Ohio right now. The Fremont, Ohio driver dominated the A-main for his fourth straight win in the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro. It was Miller's second win of the year at Fremont and his fifth overall victory of 2018. Miller will take a big FAST point lead into the series race at Waynesfield Raceway Park Tuesday, July 3.

"This isn't really my type of trace track. It was pretty slick for me but we have this car really dialed in. It doesn't seem like we can do any wrong with it. This things stutters and stumbles like crazy on starts and restarts but we worked on it and it was a lot better tonight. I popped off six in a row at Attica one time and I'm hoping to out do that. This is special because we have won four in a row at three different race tracks. It's tough to win that many races period in this division. On any given night there's 15 cars in the pits that can win," said Miller beside Sonic Hauling, Fostoria Mod Shop, Phil Rister Racing, NAPA of Attica, Reedtown Tavern, Branham Builders, Crown Battery, Avon by Angie, Sparting Underground backed #26.

Andrews and DJ Foos were scheduled to comprise the front row of the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint A-main but Foos went pit-side before the green could wave. That would move Broc Martin to the outside of the front row. When the green flew Martin grabbed the lead but Andrews raced to his inside with Byron Reed and Kody Kinser battling for third. Andrews took the lead on lap two but Martin continued to hound him to the outside over the next few laps.

Andrews began to steadily inch away from Martin while Kinser, Reed and Tyler Gunn gave chase. Just as the leaders were preparing to enter heavy lapped traffic with Kinser challenging Martin for the runner-up spot, Kinser spun. Andrews got a terrific restart and pulled away from Martin, Reed, Stuart Brubaker, Gunn, Nate Dussel (from 14th) and Craig Mintz. Reed took second on lap 14 and chipped away at Andrews' lead and was right on his rear bumper when they encountered lapped traffic again with nine laps to go. The car on the move was Gunn, who charged into third on lap 17 and was closing on Andrews and Reed when the caution flew for a Thomas Meseraull spin with seven laps to go.

With a clear track Andrews pulled away slightly when the green flew again with Gunn quickly taking second from Reed. With four laps to go Gunn was racing to Andrews' outside. The duo battled wing to wing to the checkers with Andrews scoring the narrow win over Gunn with Reed, Brubaker and Dussel rounding out the top five.

In the 305 A-main Kyle Peters and Miller brought the field to green with Peters gaining the advantage over Miller, Bobby Clark, Seth Schneider and Brandon Moore. Peters led until lap five when he got bottled up behind a lapped car and both Miller and Clark snuck around him. Miller steadily pulled away from Clark with Peters, Moore and John Ivy in pursuit. Miller was in heavy lapped traffic with seven laps remaining when the caution flew for Jim Taddeo. But, when the green came back out Miller pulled away once again to take the checkers with a huge advantage over Clark.

After the race Clark was found to be light at the scales so Peters would be credited with second and Ivy, Moore and Tyler Street would round out the top five.

Next up for the FAST 410 and 305 race teams will be the Summer Sizzler at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Tuesday, July 3. The NRA Sprint Invaders and mini-sprints will also be ina ction. The FAST 410 sprints will battle for $3,000 to win while the FAST 305 sprints compete for $1,000 to win and the NRA Sprint Invaders compete for $4,000 to win. Pit gates will open Tuesday at 4 p.m. with grandstand gates at 5 p.m. and racing under way at 7 p.m. For ticket information go to waynesfieldmotorsportspark.com

Last year at Waynesfield, Bellevue, Ohio's Cap Henry passed Cale Thomas on the last lap to score the FAST 410 win while Fremont, Ohio's John Ivy held off Nate Dussel for the FAST 305 victory.

About the FAST Championship Series:

The FAST Series was started as a way to promote the great racing fans have enjoyed in Northwest/North Central Ohio at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway – thus the FAST acronym stood for Fremont Attica Sprint Title. Over the past couple of years the series has expanded to include other tracks and is now known as simply the FAST Championship Series.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2018 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Series presented by Ohio Logistics, or the 2018 JLH General Contractors FAST ‘305’ Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the FAST Series at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2018 FAST Series point fund: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ohio Logistics, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Kistler Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Weld Racing Wheels, Joe and Fran Darmofal and the Pub 400 of Fremont

 


Klaasmeyer Victorious at Macon

Macon, IL - Notching another victory to his name with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, Tucker Klaasmeyer stole the show at Macon Speedway, earning his third career victory with the league. By virtue of passing points, Klaasmeyer earned the top point position for his Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports Toyota-powered mount and shared the front row with Tyler Courtney.

In the opening laps, Klaasmeyer narrowly edged Courtney for the lead as the two raced in close-quarters around the high-banked fifth mile. Battling hard for the lead, the two drivers exchanged the lead multiple times over the initial 20 laps. After a slow in racing action, Courtney's Clauson-Marshall mount suffered mechanical woes while leading and was forced to the infield for the remaining 10 laps, allowing Klaasmeyer to inherit the lead.

As the laps wound down, Klaasmeyer received pressure from Jake Neuman, who battled from a fifth place starting spot to challenge for the top spot. Holly Shelton, making a comeback after a hard flip during the POWRi Illinois SPEED Week at Belle-Clair Speedway, completed the podium. Jerry Coons, Jr. took the fourth position, advancing from ninth, while Jason McDougal finished fifth, advancing from tenth.

"We were off for a couple weeks and I was hoping I wasn't rusty," commented Klaasmeyer. "Macon was badass tonight. It was about as good as it ever is. We had a good heat race. It feels good to get number three. We've been close a couple times this past month, but haven't been able to seal the deal, but this time we got it done for good. Now we can focus on getting number four tomorrow."

"We were fast," stated Jake Neuman. "I can't thank Alan and the whole crew enough. The car was fast. The track prep was good. Congrats to Tucker and we'll try again tomorrow night. Lincoln will be fun."

"I've struggled at Macon, a lot, so to run third to Tucker and Jake is great," said Holly Shelton. "I can't say enough about my team. That last yellow I felt something on my ride and it turns out the motor was going, but I was going to run it until it blew. I'm just super grateful to be here."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 7BC - TYLER COURTNEY, Heat 2: 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER, Heat 3: 55 - NICK KNEPPER, Heat 4: 31 - RAY SEACH, Heat 5: 51B - JOE B MILLER

Toyota Semi Feature Winner: 5D - ZACH DAUM

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER
POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 2. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 3. 67 - HOLLY SHELTON 4. 25 - JERRY COONS, JR. 5. 15 - JASON MCDOUGAL 6. 51B - JOE B MILLER 7. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 8. 50 - DANIEL ADLER 9. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT 10. 97A - AUSTIN ODELL 11. 7 - AUSTIN BROWN 12. 5D - ZACH DAUM 13. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 14. 91 - DANIEL ROBINSON 15. 39BC - COLE BODINE 16. 35 - ALISON SLATON 17. 77W - JOEY WIRTH 18. 31 - RAY SEACH 19. 7BC - TYLER COURTNEY 20. 55 - NICK KNEPPER 21. 3B - SHELBY BOSIE 22. 10C - DALTON CAMFIELD

 

 

Andrews knocks gorilla off his back to take FAST 410 win at Fremont; Hannagan earns NRA win; Miller's hot streak in 305s continues

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saturday, June 30, 2018 Contact: Brian Liskai liskai2x@roadrunner.com

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio - Chris Andrews knocked the gorilla off his back Saturday, June 30 at Fremont Speedway. The Sandusky, Ohio driver has dealt with mechanical issues and an ill-handling race car throughout 2018, but the Burmeister Racing team put it all together on Willie's Sales & Service Night for Andrews first 410 sprint car win of the year.

It wasn't easy for Andrews as he first battled with Broc Martin and then had to hold off a charging Tyler Gunn the final five laps to score his 10th career win at "The Track That Action Built." The win also will help Andrews inch closer to the top three in points for the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics.

"Track was pretty good tonight and the Kistler motor was running pretty good and Mikey (Sommers, crew chief) had the car good. I thought we had it a little tight at the beginning...it's a 100 degrees out and I was working twice as hard but I can't thank these guys enough. Channel Seed, Edwards Agriculture, ML Graphics, Kistler Engines, Kistler Racing Products, and Mikey and Rollie, Tommie, Glenn and Sharon Burmeister for putting up with all of us," Andrews said in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

"It's been a frustrating year. This is noteasy. Broc Martin and Byron Reed and Stuart Brubaker...all these guys are tough and are getting better all the time," Andrews added.

Pittsboro, Indiana's Randy Hannagan has won a lot of sprint car races in his career from the World of Outlaws and All Stars to victories in Australia. But a win at Fremont Speedway has eluded him until Saturday. Hannagan held off a late race challenge from Devin Dobie to capture his first ever win at "The Track That Action Built" with the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders. Hannagan dedicated the victory to Jason Johnson, who lost his life racing a week ago.

"I could retire now because I have this place off my bucket list. This place and Attica has eluded me more than any other place in the world. It's the trickest race track....you have to race the track. We've thought we've had it right every time we have been here...that last time I pushed so bad in qualifying I wanted to load it up and go home. These guys never give up....Lonny, Dennis Yoakum, Fritz, my son, Mason...that's the biggest pleasure I get is having him out here and meeting me in victory lane," said Hannagan beside his Stark County Co-Op, McDallion, Refinish Systems, Hoosier Tire, SMRS, Kenny's Components backed #22H.

"This one right here is for Jason Johnson. It's a tough deal when you race for a living like he has....I've been able to do it a number of years. I didn't know Jason that well but I knew him. We raced in Australia together and all across the country. It's hard to get close to these guys for when things like this happen because it hits home. It's an extended part of your family. This is also for Kent Karhoff my long time crew chief...his father passed away the same day as Jason Johnson so I want to dedicate this to him also. He's been a big part of my career over the years with Dennis Yoakum Racing and my old team. I have to thank Ron Hammons for keeping a hell of a series together and Rich Farmer for giving us a track. I think we have one of the best series in the country to race with," added Hannagan.

Jamie Miller is the hottest 305 sprint car driver in Ohio right now. The Fremont, Ohio driver dominated the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 A-main for his fourth straight win in the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro. It was Miller's second win of the year at Fremont and his fifth overall victory of 2018. Miller will take a big FAST point lead into the series race at Waynesfield Raceway Park Tuesday, July 3.

"This isn't really my type of trace track. It was pretty slick for me but we have this car really dialed in. It doesn't seem like we can do any wrong with it. This things stutters and stumbles like crazy on starts and restarts but we worked on it and it was a lot better tonight. I popped off six in a row at Attica one time and I'm hoping to out do that. This is special because we have won four in a row at three different race tracks. It's tough to win that many races period in this division. On any given night there's 15 cars in the pits that can win," said Miller beside Sonic Hauling, Fostoria Mod Shop, Phil Rister Racing, NAPA of Attica, Reedtown Tavern, Branham Builders, Crown Battery, Avon by Angie, Sparting Underground backed #26.

Andrews and DJ Foos were scheduled to comprise the front row of the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint A-main but Foos went pit-side before the green could wave. That would move Broc Martin to the outside of the front row. When the green flew Martin grabbed the lead but Andrews raced to his inside with Byron Reed and Kody Kinser battling for third. Andrews took the lead on lap two but Martin continued to hound him to the outside over the next few laps.

Andrews began to steadily inch away from Martin while Kinser, Reed and Tyler Gunn gave chase. Just as the leaders were preparing to enter heavy lapped traffic with Kinser challenging Martin for the runner-up spot, Kinser spun. Andrews got a terrific restart and pulled away from Martin, Reed, Stuart Brubaker, Gunn, Nate Dussel (from 14th) and Craig Mintz. Reed took second on lap 14 and chipped away at Andrews' lead and was right on his rear bumper when they encountered lapped traffic again with nine laps to go. The car on the move was Gunn, who charged into third on lap 17 and was closing on Andrews and Reed when the caution flew for a Thomas Meseraull spin with seven laps to go.

With a clear track Andrews pulled away slightly when the green flew again with Gunn quickly taking second from Reed. With four laps to go Gunn was racing to Andrews' outside. The duo battled wing to wing to the checkers with Andrews scoring the narrow win over Gunn with Reed, Brubaker and Dussel rounding out the top five.

The NRA 360 feature got off to a shaky start as a four car pile-up resulted in a second attempt. When the green flew outside front row starter Hannagan drove into the lead over Mitch Brown, Hud Horton, Devin Dobie and Tim Allison. A quick caution for a Bo Barber spin on lap four kept the field close. But, when the green flew so did Hannagan, pulling away from Brown while Dobie jumped into third. Mike Burkin brought out the caution on lap 12, wiping out a big lead for Hannagan.

On the ensuing restart Hannagan could not shake Brown and Dobie who waged an entertaining battle for second. Dobie, who won the NRA feature Friday at Limaland Motorsports Park, drove into second with seven laps to go and started to slowly reel in Hannagan. On lap 21 Dobie drove deep into turn three and caught the cushion and took a wild ride. When the race resumed, Hannagan drove away to the win over Mitch Brown, last place starter Jared Horstman, Horton and Tim Allison.

In the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 A-main Kyle Peters and Miller brought the field to green with Peters gaining the advantage over Miller, Bobby Clark, Seth Schneider and Brandon Moore. Peters led until lap five when he got bottled up behind a lapped car and both Miller and Clark snuck around him. Miller steadily pulled away from Clark with Peters, Moore and John Ivy in pursuit. Miller was in heavy lapped traffic with seven laps remaining when the caution flew for Jim Taddeo. But, when the green came back out Miller pulled away once again to take the checkers with a huge advantage over Clark.

After the race Clark was found to be light at the scales so Peters would be credited with second and Ivy, Moore and Tyler Street would round out the top five.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, July 7 for Crown Battery Night with a lot of "Crown Cash" on the line for the FAST 410 sprints, 305 sprints, dirt trucks and late models.

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

About Willie’s Sales and Service - www.williesfremont.com

Willies Sales and Service with Toro lawn garden and STIHL equipment is located on East State Street in Fremont, Ohio. Willies has been providing excellent service in Northwest Ohio for over 60 years. Willie’s specializes in lawn and garden equipment sales and service. With a factory certified staff Willies is confident in assisting you with your lawn equipment needs. As an independent STIHL dealer, Willie’s can provide many services the big box chain stores just can't match. Willie’s can offer fast, professional service for your STIHL equipment after the sale. Your equipment comes fully assembled and ready to use, and Willie’s staff can give you in-store safety and operating demonstrations so you can get started on your tasks as soon as you get home.

Fremont Speedway

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Willie's Sales & Service Night

Starting Position [*]

410 Sprints - Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying 1.23-DJ Foos, 12.267; 2.16-Chris Andrews, 12.297; 3.5K-Adam Kekich, 12.371; 4.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.394; 5.09-Craig Mintz, 12.444; 6.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.460; 7.7-Shawn Valenti, 12.491; 8.97-Broc Martin, 12.492; 9.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.550; 10.5-Byron Reed, 12.587; 11.98-Joe Trenca, 12.615; 12.4k-Kody Kinser, 12.623; 13.2+-Brian Smith, 12.624; 14.22M-Dan McCarron, 12.680; 15.4H-Cap Henry, 12.711; 16.8J-Jess Stiger, 12.779; 17.00-Thomas Meseraull, 12.819; 18.8M-TJ Michael, 12.831; 19.14H-Todd Heller, 12.887; 20.1-Nate Dussel, 12.945; 21.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 12.954; 22.4T-Tracy Hines, 12.963; 23.53-Brayden Fox, 13.068; 24.83-Adam Cruea, 13.766; 25.59J-Kirk Jeffries, 13.896; 26.2L-Landon Lalonde, 14.094; 27.96AU-Bruce White, 14.539;

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 7-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[1] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[4] ; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 5. 2+-Brian Smith[5] ; 6. 4T-Tracy Hines[8] ; 7. 14H-Todd Heller[7] ; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger[6] ; 9. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[9]

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 97-Broc Martin[2] ; 2. 16-Chris Andrews[4] ; 3. 98-Joe Trenca[1] ; 4. 09-Craig Mintz[3] ; 5. 1-Nate Dussel[7] ; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron[5] ; 7. 00-Thomas Meseraull[6] ; 8. 53-Brayden Fox[8] ; 9. 2L-Landon Lalonde[9]

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 4k-Kody Kinser[1] ; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[3] ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 4. 4H-Cap Henry[5] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 6. 5K-Adam Kekich[4] ; 7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[7] ; 8. 83-Adam Cruea[8] ; 9. 96AU-Bruce White[9]

B-Main 1 (10 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 22M-Dan McCarron[5] ; 2. 4T-Tracy Hines[3] ; 3. 5K-Adam Kekich[4] ; 4. 00-Thomas Meseraull[2] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[13] ; 6. 14H-Todd Heller[6] ; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger[7] ; 8. 53-Brayden Fox[8] ; 9. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[10] ; 10. 83-Adam Cruea[9] ; 11. 96AU-Bruce White[12] ; 12. 2L-Landon Lalonde[11]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps) 1. 16-Chris Andrews[1] ; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[6] ; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker[9] ; 5. 1-Nate Dussel[14] ; 6. 97-Broc Martin[4] ; 7. 09-Craig Mintz[11] ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael[15] ; 9. 5K-Adam Kekich[18] ; 10. 4T-Tracy Hines[17] ; 11. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[10] ; 12. 4H-Cap Henry[12] ; 13. 22M-Dan McCarron[16] ; 14. 4k-Kody Kinser[5] ; 15. 98-Joe Trenca[8] ; 16. 7-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 17. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[20] ; 18. 00-Thomas Meseraull[19] ; 19. 2+-Brian Smith[13] ; 20. 23-DJ Foos[2]

Hard Charger: 1-Nate Dussel +9

NRA Sprints

Qualifying 1.17-Jared Horstman, 13.504; 2.22H-Randy Hannagan, 13.510; 3.23-Devon Dobie, 13.515; 4.87-Jason Barney, 13.607; 5.11A-Tim Allison, 13.632; 6.10-Mitch Brown, 13.986; 7.24-Kobe Allison, 14.048; 8.28-Hud Horton, 14.066; 9.B20-Butch Schroeder, 14.175; 10.1-10-Jake Brown, 14.332; 11.5W-Jeff Williams, 14.481; 12.48-Mike Burkin, 14.567; 13.22D-Aaron Robnolte, 14.648; 14.51-Jay Dunham, 14.945; 15.14-Bo Barber, 15.750;

Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. 11A-Tim Allison[2] ; 2. 23-Devon Dobie[3] ; 3. 24-Kobe Allison[1] ; 4. B20-Butch Schroeder[5] ; 5. 5W-Jeff Williams[6] ; 6. 22D-Aaron Robnolte[7] ; 7. 14-Bo Barber[8] ; 8. 17-Jared Horstman[4]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 28-Hud Horton[1] ; 2. 22H-Randy Hannagan[4] ; 3. 10-Mitch Brown[2] ; 4. 87-Jason Barney[3] ; 5. 1-10-Jake Brown[5] ; 6. 48-Mike Burkin[6] ; 7. 51-Jay Dunham[7]

A-Main 1 (25 Laps) 1. 22H-Randy Hannagan[2] ; 2. 10-Mitch Brown[1] ; 3. 17-Jared Horstman[15] ; 4. 28-Hud Horton[4] ; 5. 11A-Tim Allison[3] ; 6. 1-10-Jake Brown[10] ; 7. B20-Butch Schroeder[7] ; 8. 51-Jay Dunham[14] ; 9. 22D-Aaron Robnolte[11] ; 10. 24-Kobe Allison[5] ; 11. 87-Jason Barney[8] ; 12. 5W-Jeff Williams[9] ; 13. 14-Bo Barber[13] ; 14. 48-Mike Burkin[12] ; 15. 23-Devon Dobie[6]

Hard Charger: 17-Jared Horstman +12

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying 1.26-Jamie Miller, 13.761; 2.19R-Steve Rando, 14.088; 3.21-Dustin Stroup, 14.191; 4.4*-Tyler Street, 14.283; 5.97-Kyle Peters, 14.334; 6.8-Bobby Clark, 14.409; 7.77I-John Ivy, 14.448; 8.7M-Brandon Moore, 14.458; 9.36-Seth Schneider, 14.509; 10.12-Kyle Capodice, 14.684; 11.4T-Jim Taddeo, 14.758; 12.09-Justin Adams, 14.902; 13.X-Mike Keegan, 15.629; 14.18R-Duffy Rubel, 17.189;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps) 1. 8-Bobby Clark[1] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 3. 97-Kyle Peters[2] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[5] ; 5. 4*-Tyler Street[3] ; 6. 21-Dustin Stroup[4] ; 7. X-Mike Keegan[7]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps) 1. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 2. 4T-Jim Taddeo[5] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[2] ; 4. 09-Justin Adams[6] ; 5. 18R-Duffy Rubel[7] ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 7. 19R-Steve Rando[3]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps) 1. 26-Jamie Miller[2] ; 2. 97-Kyle Peters[1] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[7] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[6] ; 5. 4*-Tyler Street[9] ; 6. 21-Dustin Stroup[11] ; 7. 19R-Steve Rando[14] ; 8. 12-Kyle Capodice[12] ; 9. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 10. 4T-Jim Taddeo[5] ; 11. X-Mike Keegan[13] ; 12. 09-Justin Adams[8] ; 13. 18R-Duffy Rubel[10] ; 14. 8-Bobby Clark[3]

Hard Charger: 19R-Steve Rando +7

 

 

Mack DeMan, Holly Porter, Mark Bazuin and Tim DeBoer Win on Lucas Oil Night at Ohsweken

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (June 29, 2018) – A busy night at Ohsweken Speedway saw 123 cars sign in across four divisions to start the Canada Day weekend at Lucas Oil Friday Night Excitement on June 29. When the dust settled and the roar of the engines ceased, it was Mack Deman claiming his first career Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car Feature win and Holly Porter who scored the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car win. For the stock cars, it was rookie Mark Bazuin winning his first career Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock Feature and Tim DeBoer collecting the checkered flag in the HRW Automotive Mini Stock main event. KOOL KIDZ-CORR/PAK 360 SPRINT CARS (Photo by Dale Calnan/image Factor Media). Mack DeMan and Ryan Turner brought the 21-car field to the green flag for the 20-lap main event. DeMan jumped out to an early lead, but before the first lap couple was completed, third-starting Cory Turner flipped end over end in turn four to bring out the red flag.

A complete restart followed and DeMan jumped out to a big advantage over Ryan Turner before the second caution with one lap complete for a spun Shawn Sliter. DeMan again got an excellent restart and checked out from the rest of the field before working into lapped traffic on lap five. With seven laps down, Ryan Turner struggled to navigate through the slower cars and went off the top in turns one and two, allowing both Jim Huppunen and Tyler Hendricks to get past.

DeMan was strong again on a restart on lap eight that also saw Dylan Westbrook race into the top-five after starting 19th. Before DeMan had to work into traffic again, the caution flag waved again on lap 12 when Jamie Turner and Conor Mahoney spun separately in turn four.

The final restart proved no issue for DeMan as he ran away from the field over the final eight laps to score the victory. On the final lap, Westbrook was able to steal the runner-up spot from Huppunen in turn four. Hendricks and Ryan Turner completed the top-five.

Hendricks, Scott Kreutter and Huppunen won qualifying heats. Kreutter was also the Ackland Insurance Top Gun. Lewiston, NY native Derek Jonathan made his first appearance of the season, but flipped in hot laps, ending his night prematurely. He was uninjured. STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media). Lucas Smith and DJ Christie brought the field to the green flag for the 20-lap Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car main event. Smith jumped out to an early advantage, but Christie quickly drew to the outside to challenge for the lead. Cautions on laps one and four slowed the race, but Smith maintained the point on both restarts while Hannah Ferrell jumped forward to third on the latter green flag.

As Smith approached the halfway point, he maintained a slight advantage over Holly Porter, who had climbed forward to the second spot past Ferrell. Just as Smith hit lapped traffic on lap 12, the caution flag waved when Christie slowed in turn one after some contact with the outside wall.

On the ensuing restart, Porter took the lead from Smith and two laps later Shone Evans moved past Ferrell for third. Porter cruised over the next six laps while Smith fought to hold on to second and appeared to have the checkered flag in hand, but the caution waved when Blaine Barrow spun in turn three while Josh Hill rolled on his side in turn one with 19 laps completed.

That set up a one lap shootout at the finish. Smith got an excellent restart, but didn’t have enough to make a move on Porter who drove to her second Feature win of the season. Smith, Evans, Jesse Costa and Ferrell completed the top-five.

Costa, Evans, Christie and Baily Heard won qualifying heats earlier in the night while Jerry Hill won the B-Main. Hannah Ferrell also earned the Ackland Insurance Top Gun award as the night’s top qualifier. MIDDLEPORT MECHANICAL THUNDER STOCKS (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media). Mike Ferguson and Aaron Rewutzsky started on the front row for the 20-lap A-Feature and Ferguson used the front row starting spot to grab an early lead. Ferguson held the point position until lap five when rookie Mark Bazuin rocketed to the top spot with a pass in turns one and two. Bazuin opened a lead of five car lengths before it was erased by the first caution on lap seven.

Bazuin chose the outside lane on the restart and held the lead while several drivers raced four-wide for spots inside the top-10. As the field reached the halfway mark, Bazuin was working to stay ahead of Billy Bleich Jr. after the top two had opened a half straightaway lead over Ferguson, Logan Shwedyk and Jason Lungaro.

The final caution came on lap 13 when Jay Liverance got into the concrete blocks in turn four. Bazuin led again on the restart, but couldn’t distance himself from the rest of the top-five, who ran single-file with three laps to go. On the final lap, Bazuin got sideways in turns three and four with Bleich making some contact. The two drivers raced off turn four to the finish with Bazuin claiming the win by a bumper, or 0.121 seconds. Shwedyk, Chris Hale and Ryan Dinning completed the top-five.

Bazuin, Trevor DeBoer and Chris Dickie won qualifying heats earlier in the night and Rob Hoskins won the B-Main. HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media). Cody Sommerville and Aidan Nigh paced the field to the green flag for the 15-lap HRW Automotive Mini Stock Feature and were instantly embroiled in a busy battle for the top spots. Sommerville led the opening three laps after a lap one caution while six cars battled in two rows of three-wide action at the front of the field. By lap three, Sean Iftody had found his way to third after starting 18th.

One lap later, Tim DeBoer drove to the point amongst a gaggle of cars and led until a lap six caution for a spun Mike Taylor. On the ensuing restart, Iftody grabbed the lead in turns one and two while Matt Nuell joined the top trio before DeBoer re-took the lead off turn four.

With five laps to go, DeBoer paced Nuell and Kyle Wert who were separated by just five car lengths total and raced a half straightaway ahead of Iftody. In the closing laps, Nuell threw everything he had at DeBoer, but couldn’t muster enough momentum to steal the win as DeBoer claimed his first career Feature victory.

Jason Dixon, Andy Ryckman, Dale Millard and Dusty DeBoer won qualifying heats earlier in the night while Wert and Gillian Hills won a pair of B-Mains. UP NEXT AT OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY Ohsweken gets set to kick start the month of July on Friday, July 6 as O’Neil’s Farm Equipment and Case IH present the Frankie Turkey Memorial and Media Appreciation night. A full card of racing features the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Race time is 7:30pm and adult admission is just $14. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca. OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY STATISTICAL REPORT June 29, 2018 Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada Lucas Oil presents Friday Night Excitement Total Entries – 123 ———————————————————– Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (22 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – Time) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 17x Mack DeMan (1); 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (19); 3. 14h Jim Huppunen (6); 4. 38 Tyler Hendricks (5); 5. 91 Ryan Turner (2); 6. 80 Chris Steele (11); 7. 0 Mikey Kruchka (9); 8. 55 Mike Thorne (14); 9. 22 Shawn Sliter (12); 10. 9 Steve Lyons (10); 11. 6 Curtis Gartly (7); 12. 43 Scott Sherk (13); 13. 11 Jamie Turner (16); 14. DNF 49 Scott Kreutter (4); 15. DNF 5c Conor Mahoney (21); 16. DNF 90 Travis Cunningham (18); 17. DNF 9b Scott Burke (17); 18. DNF 0c Cole MacDonald (20); 19. DNF 21J John Burbridge Sr. (15); 20. DNF 97 Cory Turner (3); 21. DNS 21 John Burbridge Jr. (8); 22. DNS 81 Derek Jonathan (22) A-Feature Lap Leaders – Mack DeMan 1-20 Hard Charger – Dylan Westbrook +17 (19th to 2nd)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Pain Court, ON (1); 2. 21 John Burbridge Jr., St. Williams, ON (5); 3. 0 Mikey Kruchka, Hamilton, ON (6); 4. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia, ON (7); 5. 21J John Burbridge Sr., St. Williams, ON (3); 6. 9b Scott Burke, Charing Cross, ON (2); 7. 90 Travis Cunningham, Grimsby, ON (8); 8. DNS 81 Derek Jonathan, Lewiston, NY, USA (4)

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – 1:55.158) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 49 Scott Kreutter, Alden, NY, USA (3); 2. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (4); 3. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford, ON (7); 4. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle, ON (5); 5. 43 Scott Sherk, Port Colborne, ON (2); 6. DNF 47x Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ON (1); 7. DNF 0c Cole MacDonald, Waterdown, ON (6)

O’Neil’s Farm Equipment Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – 1:55.334) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 14h Jim Huppunen, Fenwick, ON (2); 2. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (1); 3. 17x Mack DeMan, Mississauga, ON (7); 4. 80 Chris Steele, St. Catharines, ON (4); 5. 22 Shawn Sliter, Port Colborne, ON (3); 6. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (6); 7. 5c Conor Mahoney, Waterdown, ON (5)

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($150): Scott Kreutter ———————————————————– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (32 entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 1 Holly Porter (4); 2. 49L Lucas Smith (1); 3. 87x Shone Evans (3); 4. 52 Jesse Costa (7); 5. 4 Hannah Ferrell (6); 6. 12 Brad Herron (5); 7. 88h Josh Hansen (17); 8. 6m Eric McGlone (11); 9. 68 Aaron Turkey (13); 10. 70 Baily Heard (8); 11. 74 Rob Neely (24); 12. 5d Jacob Dykstra (18); 13. 56 Dereck Lemyre (20); 14. 9c Brian Nanticoke (14); 15. 49h Jerry Hill (21); 16. 38 Derek Miller (15); 17. 51 Trevor Young (19); 18. 3b Blaine Barrow (23); 19. 9 Paul Ballantyne (22); 20. 69 Josh Hill (10); 21. 5 DJ Christie (2); 22. 08 Steven Beckett (9); 23. 24a AJ Lewis (12); 24. DNS 1eh Paul Klager (16) A-Feature Lap Leaders – Lucas Smith 1-11, Holly Porter 12-20 Hard Charger – Rob Neely +13 (24th to 11th)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:10.244) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 52 Jesse Costa, St. Thomas, ON (3); 2. 69h Josh Hill, Six Nations, ON (1); 3. 38 Derek Miller, Ohsweken, ON (4); 4. 1eh Paul Klager, Beamsville, ON (6); 5. 51 Trevor Young, Ancaster, ON (8); 6. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville, ON (7); 7. 24 Jeff Newham, Windsor, ON (5); 8. 2 Paul Townsend, Guelph, ON (2)

Klotz Automotive Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:08.484) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 70 Baily Heard, Niagara Falls, ON (4); 2. 08 Steven Beckett, Fonthill, ON (2); 3. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken, ON (3); 4. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi, ON (7); 5. 24a AJ Lewis, Stoney Creek, ON (8); 6. 3b Blaine Barrow, Welland, ON (6); 7. 22jr Al Gilletta Jr., St. Catharines, ON (5); 8. DNF 7 Caleb Wood, London, ON (1)

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:03.994) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 5 DJ Christie, Beachville, ON (1); 2. 4 Hannah Ferrell, Vanessa, ON (8); 3. 6m Eric McGlone, Union, ON (4); 4. 12 Brad Herron, Waterford, ON (7); 5. 56 Dereck Lemyre, Hamilton, ON (2); 6. 74 Rob Neely, Rockwood, ON (5); 7. 29 Liam Martin, Binbrook, ON (6); 8. 8mk Matt Hill, Ohsweken, ON (3)

O’Neil’s Farm Equipment Heat Race No.4 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:01.574) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 87x Shone Evans, Scotland, ON (1); 2. 49L Lucas Smith, Brantford, ON (8); 3. 9c Brian Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON (2); 4. 88h Josh Hansen, Beamsville, ON (3); 5. 5d Jacob Dykstra, Port Colborne, ON (6); 6. 9 Paul Ballantyne, Brantford, ON (5); 7. 10 Lofton Schuts, Oakland, ON (4); 8. 19 Brandon Murrell, Gores Landing, ON (7)

B-Feature 1 (12 laps – Top 6 Transfer – No Time) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 49h Jerry Hill (1); 2. 9 Paul Ballantyne (4); 3. 3b Blaine Barrow (2); 4. 74 Rob Neely (3); 5. 22 Al Gilletta Jr. (7); 6. 7 Caleb Wood (12); 7. 24 Jeff Newham (6); 8. 2 Paul Townsend (9); 9. DNS 29 Liam Martin (5); 10. DNS 10 Lofton Schuts (8); 11. DNS 8mk Matt Hill (10); 12. DNS 19 Brandon Murrell (11)

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($100): Hannah Ferrell

 

Outside Works for Leary in Last Turn on Last Lap To Become Fifth Different Sprint Car Winner

Friday at Gas City; Lines and Gamblin Also Score

GAS CITY, Ind., June 30 — In what helped create one of the most exciting finishes in track history, C.J. Leary stayed committed to the top while his primary rivals stayed on the bottom in the 25-lap Jerry Gappens Sr. Memorial non-wing 410 sprint car feature Friday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway. At the last possible moment it turned out to be the winning decision, as the 22-year-old Greenfield, Ind.-based driver finally got enough of a bite to pass Matt Westfall in the fourth turn on the last lap to become the fifth different sprint car feature winner so far this year at the quarter-mile dirt track.

Randy Lines of Marion, Ind. won both the UMP modified feature and the thunder car feature, while Josh Gamblin of Kokomo, Ind. took the top honors for the front-wheel-drive (FWD) compact division during the track’s “Star-Spangled Spectacular” show, held under hot conditions before a large, enthusiastic crowd.

Gappens, who was the current promoter’s father, a supermodified (now sprint car) driver, a promoter (the Terre Haute Action Track), and a member of the track prep crew at Kokomo Speedway, would have loved the first annual race named in his memory. The 25-lap feature had three main stars: Leary, Westfall and Shane Cockrum, who finished third, while Shane Cottle and Clinton Boyles rounded out the top five.

Leary started second in the 21-car field and won a three-car drag race coming out of turn four on the first lap to show the way initially, but Westfall dug deep to take the lead from him with a move to the inside coming out of Turn 4 working lap four. Leary used the high side to once again charge by Westfall working lap six to regain the lead, but Westfall took it back with another move to the inside coming out of Turn 4 on lap eight. On the following lap Cockrum passed both Cottle and Boyles on the backstretch to advance from fifth to third, while Boyles got around Cottle too for fourth. Cottle regrouped on the next lap to regain fourth, however.

Cockrum wrestled second away from Leary on lap 16 by getting under him in Turn 4. Lapped traffic was complicating things for the frontrunners by that time, but a late-race yellow allowed the field to accordion up, set up a dash to the checkered, and let the top three duke it out unabated. That yellow occurred with 21 laps down when Luke Harbison stopped high in Turn 4.

Leary regained second from Cockrum on lap 23, and on the white-flag lap Westfall, Leary and Cockrum were so close the proverbial blanket could have been thrown over them. Leary almost got by Westfall in Turn 2 on the last lap, but Westfall held him off until Leary got just enough of a bite on the outside coming out of Turn 4 on the last lap to grab the victory by inches.

Not only was the victory Leary’s first of the season at Gas City, but it was the first sprint car victory ever for his car owners, Scott and Ryan Pedersen. The winning DRC chassis’ engine is prepared by Red Pedersen.

Lines started second in the UMP modified feature and led every lap, although there were four yellows to tighten up the field and give his rivals a shot at the current point leader. Lines was up to each challenge, however, and he had a healthy lead over Dillon Nusbaum when the checkered dropped on lap 20. Andy Bishop, Derek Snyder and polesitter Jim Mallery trailed Lines, the driver of the No. 18 sponsored by Marion Lifetime Muffler, at the finish.

Lines then hopped in the No. 35 thunder car and won that 15-lap feature too. He took the lead from polesitter James Headley on lap 10 with a move to the outside as the pair went down the backstretch. Seconds later Headley pulled into the infield with mechanical difficulties. That gave second to Greg Marlow, who finished in that position. D.J. Holt, Mark Keith and Ron Flaugh rounded out the top five.

Josh Gamblin started second and led every lap of the FWD compact feature with his “Unicorn,” which is sponsored by MyOrangeCrate.com. Gage Allen was second while Eric Solms finished third in his Silver Bullet. Polesitter Randy Brommer was fourth and Alyssa Clark came from the 11th starting spot to place fifth.

Lines earned $500 for the thunder car feature victory while Gamblin got $375 for winning the FWD compact main event thanks to a $1,000 increase in the standard purses by Jim and Sherrill Long, owners of One More Time Motorsports. With his victory Lines also qualified for the $6,000 Thunder Car Rumble on July 13.

There was only one flip all night. It occurred when Dallas Hewitt of Troy, Ohio got upside down between Turns 3 and 4 during warm-ups. Luckily he escaped unhurt.

Intermission featured kids scrambling for $200 in change on a tarp on the frontstretch, and the night also featured a spectacular fireworks display before the final two main events of the evening.

There are two shows slated for Fridays in July: the Summer Thunder show on July 6 and the Mid-Season Showdown on July 13. The former will feature non-wing sprints, 600cc winged micro sprints, UMP modifieds and super streets. On Lucky Friday the 13th the track will host non-wing sprints, UMP modifieds, thunder cars and FWD compacts.

The track will also present shows on Aug. 3, Aug. 17 and Aug. 31. The USAC AMSOIL national sprint cars and the USSA Kenyon midgets visit Gas City on Sept. 7 in a card that includes three additional divisions, and the season concludes on Sept. 28 with the James Dean Classic. For details on each program, please see the track’s schedule on its Web site at GasCityI69Speedway.com. Fans can also follow it on Facebook (@GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas), Twitter (@GasCitySpeedway) and Instagram (@GasCitySpeedway).

The results:

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Garrett Abrams, 2. Clinton Boyles, 3. Shane Cockrum, 4. Aaron Davis, 5. Evan Mosley, 6. Bryar Schroeter, 7. Parker Fredrickson.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Shane Cottle, 2. C.J. Leary, 3. Tyler Hewitt, 4. Adam Byrkett, 5. Critter Malone, 6. Jack James, 7. Adam Wilfong.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Matt Westfall, 2. Isaac Chapple, 3. Scotty Weir, 4. Travis Hery, 5. Jamie Fredrickson, 6. Dallas Hewitt, 7. Luke Haribson.

Non-Wing Sprint Feature (25 laps): 1. C.J. Leary, 2. Matt Westfall, 3. Shane Cockrum, 4. Shane Cottle, 5. Clinton Boyles, 6. Dallas Hewitt, 7. Scotty Weir, 8. Garrett Abrams, 9. Isaac Chapple, 10. Tyler Hewitt, 11. Travis Hery, 12. Adam Byrkett, 13. Aaron Davis, 14. Jamie Fredrickson, 15. Evan Mosley, 16. Bryar Schroeter, 17. Jack James, 18. Parker Fredrickson, 19. Adam Wilfong, 20. Critter Malone.

UMP Modified Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Dillon Nusbaum, 2. Jim Mallery, 3. Jon Ramey, 4. Lance Krider, 5. J.J. Nordman, 6. Bub Roberts, 7. Terry Sroufe.

UMP Modified Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Andy Bishop, 2. Jessica Sroufe, 3. Darek Snyder, 4. Bradley Jameson, 5. Garrett Rons, 6. John Halsey, 7. Brent Davis.

UMP Modified Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Randy Lines, 2. Todd Gnat, 3. Jerry Bland Jr., 4. Garrett Jameson, 5. Drew Smith, 6. Steven Hogue.

UMP Modified Feature (20 laps): 1. Randy Lines, 2. Dillon Nusbaum, 3. Andy Bishop, 4. Darek Snyder, 5. Jim Mallery, 6. Bradley Jameson, 7. Jessica Sroufe, 8. Todd Gnat, 9. Lance Krider, 10. Garrett Jameson, 11. Jerry Bland Jr., 12. Bub Roberts, 13. Jon Ramey, 14. Garrett Rons, 15. Drew Smith, 16. Terry Sroufe, 17. John Halsey, 18. Brent Davis, 19. Steven Hogue, 20. J.J. Nordman.

Thunder Car Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. James Headley, 2. Greg Marlow, 3. D.J. Holt, 4. Greg Long, 5. Bob Byrley, 6. Mike Oler.

Thunder Car Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Randy Lines, 2. Mark Keith, 3. Ron Flaugh, 4. Bryce Krider, 5. Braxton Strait, 6. Stevie Clark.

Thunder Car Feature (15 laps): 1. Randy Lines, 2 Greg Marlow, 3 D.J. Holt, 4. Mark Keith, 5. Ron Flaugh, 6. Braxton Strait, 7. Bryce Krider, 8. Bob Byrley, 9. James Headley, 10. Stevie Clark, 11. Greg Long, 12. Mike Oler (DNS).

FWD Compact Heat 1 (6 laps): 1. Randy Brommer, 2. Gage Allen, 3. Loren Swanson, 4. Eric Solms, 5. James Headley Jr., 6. Alyssa Clark, 7. Robbie White, 8. Don Van Buskirk.

FWD Compact Heat 2 (6 laps): 1. Josh Gamblin, 2. Ryan Piker, 3. Storm Hayes, 4. Jacob Beard, 5. Billen Loudy, 6. Brad Evans, 7. Kolter Sollars.

FWD Compact Feature (15 laps): 1. Josh Gamblin, 2. Gage Allen, 3. Eric Solms, 4. Randy Brommer, 5. Alyssa Clark, 6. James Headley Jr., 7. Jacob Beard, 8. Billen Loudy, 9. Storm Hayes, 10. Robbie White, 11. Brad Evans, 12. Don Van Buskirk, 13. Loren Swanson, 14. Kolten Sollars, 15. Ryan Piker.

 

 

Kennedy, Martin and Schriever Score Spencer Radio Group Night Wins at Jackson Motorplex

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (June 29, 2018) - Thomas Kennedy visited Victory Lane for the first time while Jason Martin and Alex Schriever each earned their second trip of the season into the Winner's Circle at Jackson Motorplex on Friday during Spencer Radio Group Night.

Kennedy became the third different winner in the third round of the DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series by GRP Motorsports, which featured 37 drivers during a 360ci winged sprint car race that was sanctioned by the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints and Midwest Sprint Touring Series.

Cody Ledger, who swapped the lead with Kennedy during the feature, recorded a runner-up result with Derrik Lusk rounding out the podium. Eric Lutz placed fourth and Lee Grosz ended fifth.

Ledger, Grosz, Bill Boles and Kennedy were the heat race winners. Lusk claimed the dash and Jack Dover garnered the B Main win.

Martin hustled from 12th to become the first repeat winner in the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids division. Kaleb Johnson powered from 11th to a second-place outing to extend his lead in the championship standings. Colin Smith finished third with Shane Fick fourth and Dusty Ballenger fifth.

Martin, Bill Johnson and Ballenger each won a heat race.

Schriever maneuvered from fourth to garner his second NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc triumph of the season and add to his lead in the championship standings. Brandon Halverson, who won the lone heat race, charged from seventh to second place with Miles Grein, Jeff Davis and Sid Denzer rounding out the top five, respectively.

Jackson Motorplex will be dormant next weekend before the 4/10-mile oval welcomes the same divisions on July 13. The Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints and Midwest Sprint Touring Series will be joined by the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series for another round of DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series by GRP Motorsports. Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc will also be competing.

RACE REPORT: JACKSON MOTORPLEX IN JACKSON, MINN. (June 29, 2018) -

360 SPRINT CARS

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (3); 2. 35L-Cody Ledger (2); 3. 2-Derrik Lusk (1); 4. 6-Eric Lutz (9); 5. 4J-Lee Grosz (7); 6. 20G-Chris Graf (6); 7. 18-Ryan Roberts (5); 8. 25-Dylan Peterson (14); 9. 14-Jody Rosenboom (19); 10. 20-Brant O'Banion (20); 11. 32-Trevor Serbus (11); 12. 2H-Bill Boles (4); 13. 17B-Ryan Bickett (12); 14. 4X-Eric Schulz (16); 15. 75B-Tommy Barber (18); 16. 33-James Broty (15); 17. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (13); 18. (DNF) 53-Jack Dover (17); 19. (DNF) 11X-Gregg Bakker (10); 20. (DNF) 36-Jason Martin (8).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 53-Jack Dover (5); 2. 75B-Tommy Barber (1); 3. 14-Jody Rosenboom (2); 4. 20-Brant O'Banion (6); 5. 35-Skylar Prochaska (8); 6. 4W-Matt Wasmund (7); 7. 03-Shayle Bade (10); 8. 77-John Klabunde (13); 9. 42-Kevin Flowers (9); 10. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (4); 11. 5T-Mark Toews (18); 12. 86-Donovan Peterson (16); 13. 75-Brandon Geldner (11); 14. 13JM-Jordan Martens (12); 15. 29-Lyle Howey III (19); 16. 1-Dean Brown (20); 17. 2OP-Dylan Opdahl (15); 18. (DNF) 48-Taylor Forbes (14); 19. (DNF) 4-Cody Hansen (3); 20. (DNF) Y4-Logan Domagala (17); (DNS) 101-Chuck McGillivray.

Dash (6 Laps): 1. 2-Derrik Lusk (1); 2. 35L-Cody Ledger (2); 3. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (3); 4. 2H-Bill Boles (4); 5. 18-Ryan Roberts (6); 6. 20G-Chris Graf (5).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 35L-Cody Ledger (1); 2. 18-Ryan Roberts (4); 3. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (2); 4. 20G-Chris Graf (9); 5. 75B-Tommy Barber (6); 6. 53-Jack Dover (7); 7. 75-Brandon Geldner (5); 8. 77-John Klabunde (8); 9. 2OP-Dylan Opdahl (10); 10. (DNF) 101-Chuck McGillivray (3).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 4J-Lee Grosz (1); 2. 36-Jason Martin (3); 3. 17B-Ryan Bickett (4); 4. 2-Derrik Lusk (9); 5. 4W-Matt Wasmund (2); 6. 35-Skylar Prochaska (6); 7. 42-Kevin Flowers (8); 8. 86-Donovan Peterson (5); 9. 1-Dean Brown (7).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 2H-Bill Boles (2); 2. 32-Trevor Serbus (1); 3. 11X-Gregg Bakker (5); 4. 4X-Eric Schulz (4); 5. 14-Jody Rosenboom (6); 6. 33-James Broty (9); 7. 03-Shayle Bade (7); 8. 5T-Mark Toews (3); 9. (DNF) 29-Lyle Howey III (8).

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (5); 2. 6-Eric Lutz (3); 3. 25-Dylan Peterson (2); 4. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (1); 5. 4-Cody Hansen (6); 6. 20-Brant O'Banion (7); 7. 13JM-Jordan Martens (4); 8. 48-Taylor Forbes (8); 9. (DNF) Y4-Logan Domagala (9).

HEARTLAND STEEL RACESAVER SPRINT CARS PRESENTED BY WYFFELS HYBRIDS

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 5X-Jason Martin (12); 2. 22-Kaleb Johnson (11); 3. 05-Colin Smith (3); 4. 7X-Shane Fick (7); 5. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (5); 6. 33-Trevor Smith (15); 7. 20-Brant OBanion (6); 8. 56-Bill Johnson (4); 9. 23-Brandon Bosma (9); 10. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (10); 11. 4SN-Nate Eakin (8); 12. 05X-Brandon Allen (20); 13. 8K-Micah Slendy (16); 14. 7-John Sullivan (2); 15. 77-Taylor Ryan (14); 16. 1S-Ryan Voss (18); 17. (DNF) 4S-Michael Stien (1); 18. (DNF) 55-Justin Allen (17); 19. (DNF) 47-lincon drewis (22); 20. (DNF) 18-Dalton Domagala (13); 21. (DNF) 8-Jacob Hughes (19); (DNS) 7L-Jesse Lindberg.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 5X-Jason Martin (6); 2. 20-Brant O'Banion (4); 3. 05-Colin Smith (3); 4. 23-Brandon Bosma (8); 5. 18-Dalton Domagala (1); 6. 8K-Micah Slendy (2); 7. 8-Jacob Hughes (5); (DNS) 47-lincon drewis.

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 56-Bill Johnson (3); 2. 7X-Shane Fick (4); 3. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (5); 4. 7-John Sullivan (2); 5. 77-Taylor Ryan (6); 6. 55-Justin Allen (7); 7. (DNF) 7L-Jesse Lindberg (1).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (3); 2. 4S-Michael Stien (1); 3. 4SN-Nate Eakin (4); 4. 22-Kaleb Johnson (5); 5. 33-Trevor Smith (7); 6. 1S-Ryan Voss (6); 7. 05X-Brandon Allen (2).

NSL NON-WING SPRINT CARS PRESENTED BY HITCHDOC

A Feature (15 Laps): 1. 0-Alex Schriever (4); 2. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (7); 3. 38-Miles Grein (3); 4. 7X-Jeff Davis (2); 5. 73-Sid Denzer (1); 6. (DNF) 7XX-Clinton Bruns (6); 7. (DNF) 0X-Brandon Stevenson (5).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (1); 2. 7XX-Clinton Bruns (4); 3. 0X-Brandon Stevenson (3); 4. 0-Alex Schriever (7); 5. 38-Miles Grein (5); 6. 7X-Jeff Davis (2); 7. 73-Sid Denzer (6).

UP NEXT -

July 13 featuring the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints, Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series 360 sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JacksonSpeedway/?fref=ts

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jacksonmotorplex/

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from May through September with Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores 410 winged sprint cars, 360 winged sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

Martin gets 1st 410 FAST win at Attica; Missler breaks 4 year late model drought; Miller continues to shine in 305s

 

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio - Brock Martin ended a two year winless streak in 410 sprint car racing Friday, June 29, claiming his first ever win at Attica Raceway Park. Martin, who destroyed a car a few weeks ago while battling for the lead at Attica, had to take some time off as well due to an illness.

Martin, from Wooster, Ohio, used a lapped car as a pick to take the lead from Adam Kekich on lap 18 and drove away for the victory on Baumann Auto Group/Kear's Speed Shop/Edward Jones-Mike Neill Advisor Fan Appreciation Night.

"Joe and Diane Seeling took a chance on me and I can't thank them enough. Floyd, JR and everyone that helps out on this. Last year we struggled and this year we brought on my dad and my buddy Matt to help out. I knew I had to utilize the top and make what I could out of it. That's where I like to run at this place...where you can really get after it. I was struggling off of two but I think everyone was a little bit. My dad always tells me to keep digging so I kept digging," Martin said beside his Sugar Street Bar & Grill, Northwest Ohio Towing, Beaverdam Fleet Service, Guerne Heights Drive-In, Kistler Racing Products backed #97.

"This is the first time I've had a win since my Grandma passed away at the end of 2016 so this one is for her and my family, my mom and dad and my brother who worked for Jason Johnson for two years. We're definitely thinking about his family. My girlfriend Samantha has been an absolute rock in my life and has put me in the right direction. My brother's wife Kate is a big supporter of me too. I can't thank all those people enough," Martin added in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

Craig Mintz finished third to maintain his lead in the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics. Mintz, who battled the last eight laps of the race with T.J. Michael, required medical attention due to the hot conditions following the race, though he was alert and talking to the EMTs.

Bellevue, Ohio's Ryan Missler, a five-time Attica late model track champion, ended a four year winless streak, holding off Ryan Markham and leading all 25 laps for his 12th career victory at the track placing him fifth all time for the division.

"It's been a very, very, very long time. The car was so good....it felt like old times. I can't thank Jerry and Dave and all my guys enough for all the hard work to finally get us back here. I was really good around the top. I saw Ryan (Markham) stick his nose under me early and I tried the bottom and wasn't that bad but the top was where I needed to be. Hats off to John and Pork Chop on a fantastic track," said Missler beside his Posi-Flow by Slucket, SCS Gearbox, King Industrial Supply, Terry McConnell Excavating, York Fabrication, Handy Grafix, Missler's Sweets, Turn Key Blog Team, Wilson's Barber Shop backed #50Y.

"I could smell rubber and couldn't figure out where it was coming from but I can see it was me now," he added about his car with a shattered right rear quarter panel. "I really don't remember getting into anyone to cause that."

Fremont, Ohio's Jamie Miller has been on a roll in 305 sprint competition. He inherited the lead when John Ivy pulled off on lap nine and picked his way through traffic to score his third straight JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro win. It was the second of the year at Attica for the former track champion and the 19th of his career at the track, moving him into fifth on the division's all-time win list. Miller avoided disaster with five laps to go when he clipped an infield tire barrier but was able to keep rolling.

"I think I felt one...I nicked it a little bit. I'm kind of in shock that we're here again. It's three FAST races. It's pretty cool. I was picking and choosing when I had to run a little harder to get by the lappers. Most of them were messing up here and there and I just had to be there to capitalize. Motor was a little warm there toward the end and it would stumble on me if I got crossed up too much," Miller said beside his Sonic Hauling, Fostoria Mod Shop, Phil Rister Racing, NAPA of Attica, Reedtown Tavern, Branham Builders, Crown Battery, Avon by Angie, Sparting Underground backed #26.

In the Callie's Performance Products 410 Sprint A-main, Adam Kekich and TJ Michael brought the field to green with Kekich gaining the advantage. Action ground to a half with two laps in when Shawn Valenti took a tumble, with Jess Stiger and Dan McCarron caught up in the crash. Valenti was uninjured while both McCarron and Stiger were able to rejoin the race.

A lap and another caution for a Paige Polyak spin.. When the green flew Kekich maintained the lead while Michael and Martin battled for second. Martin was finally able to take the runner-up spot on lap seven while Michael now battled with Mintz. Kekich began to pull away until he reeled in the back of the pack at the half-way point. Martin closed the gap quickly and when Kekich got hung up on the bottom groove by a lapped car, Martin drove to his outside to take the lead on lap 19. Once in the lead Martin steadily pulled away while the battle for second had the huge crowd on the edge of their seats.

Mintz was able to take second on lap 21 and Michael followed into third a lap later. As Martin blasted his way around the lapped cars Mintz and Michael swapped the runner-up spot several times. Martin drove to the checkers while Michael got by Mintz on the last corner of the last lap for the runner-up finish. Tim Shaffer and Cap Henry rounded out the top five.

In the Summit Racing Equipment 25-lap late model A-main, Matt Shipley and Missler paced the field to the green with Missler taking the lead over Ryan Markham, Shipley, Devin Shiels, Steve Kester and Dustin Keegan. Nate Potts and Steve Sabo spun to bring out the first caution with just three laps in with Missler leading Markham, Shiels, Shipley and Kester. When the green flew it became a four car break-away at the front with Missler, Markham, Shiels and Kester running nose to tail.

Just as things were heating up for the lead between Missler and Markham as they raced into lapped traffic Potts spun again giving Missler a clear track. Missler and Markham resumed their torrid battle up front when the green reappeared with Shiels, Kester and Mike Bores staying within striking distance. With five laps to go Sabo brought out the final caution. Missler got a fantastic restart and drove away for the win over Markham, Kester, Bores and Dan Wallace.

Miller and John Ivy paced the field for the Fremont Fence 305 Sprint A-main which took four attempts to get a lap scored as Justin Adams coasted to a stop on the first try followed by a Jerry Dahms tip-over on the second attempt and a Matt Russell spin on the third try. On the fourth green Ivy took the lead over Miller, Dustin Stroup, Jason Keckler, Kyle Peters and Kyle Capodice. As Ivy and Miller pulled away, Stroup and Peters swapped the third position several times before the caution flew on lap six.

Ivy got a tremendous restart and pulled away from Miller as Peters claimed third over Stroup and Capodice. But, something went amiss for Ivy as he pulled to the pits before lap nine was scored, handing the lead to Miller. Miller worked his way through traffic like a surgeon but with eight laps to go Peters had cut into his lead with Capodice and Paul Weaver also closing. Miller struck one of the infield tires with five to go as he exited turn four, but he kept rolling though Peters and Weaver closed on his rear bumper.

Miller was able to drive tot he win over Peters, Weaver, Capodice and Stroup.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action, Friday, July 6 on Bazell Race Fuels/Croghan Colonial Bank Night with the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series, Attica/Wayne County Speedway Late Model Series Challenge and dirt trucks in action. The 30th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics featuring the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series heads to Attica on Tuesday, July 10 with a rain date of Wednesday, July 11.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

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Attica Raceway Park

Friday, June 29, 2018

Kear's Speed Shop/Baumann Auto Group/Edward Jones-Mike Neill Advisor Night

Starting position - [*]

410 Sprints - Callie's Performance Products

Qualifying
1.16-Chris Andrews, 12.949; 2.97-Broc Martin, 12.949; 3.23-DJ Foos, 12.991; 4.09-Craig Mintz, 13.004; 5.5R-Byron Reed, 13.145; 6.5K-Adam Kekich, 13.259; 7.49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.310; 8.5T-Travis Philo, 13.324; 9.19P-Paige Polyak, 13.336; 10.9-Jordan Ryan, 13.343; 11.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.347; 12.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.348; 13.4-Cap Henry, 13.391; 14.17-Caleb Helms, 13.399; 15.7X-Dylan Kingan, 13.407; 16.2-Ricky Peterson, 13.475; 17.22M-Dan McCarron, 13.501; 18.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.519; 19.98-Joe Trenca, 13.520; 20.2L-Landon LaLonde, 13.528; 21.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.579; 22.8M-TJ Michael, 13.651; 23.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.776; 24.53-Brayden Fox, 13.811; 25.27B-Boston Mead, 13.815; 26.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 13.831; 27.2+-Brian Smith, 14.067; 28.41-Thomas Schinderle, 14.091; 29.21N-Frankie Nervo, 14.164; 30.96AU-Bruce White, 14.612;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 2. 2-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 3. 8J-Jess Stiger[3] ; 4. 7-Shawn Valenti[6] ; 5. 53-Brayden Fox[7] ; 6. 41-Thomas Schinderle[8] ; 7. 7X-Dylan Kingan[2] ; 8. 2L-Landon LaLonde[5]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 09-Craig Mintz[1] ; 2. 23-DJ Foos[2] ; 3. 97-Broc Martin[3] ; 4. 27B-Boston Mead[6] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[5] ; 6. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[7] ; 7. 21N-Frankie Nervo[8] ; 8. 16-Chris Andrews[4]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[4] ; 3. 5K-Adam Kekich[3] ; 4. 19P-Paige Polyak[2] ; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron[5] ; 6. 98-Joe Trenca[6] ; 7. 2+-Brian Smith[7]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 4-Cap Henry[3] ; 2. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 3. 9-Jordan Ryan[4] ; 4. 17-Caleb Helms[2] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[6] ; 6. 96AU-Bruce White[7] ; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[1]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[4] ; 3. 22M-Dan McCarron[3] ; 4. 16-Chris Andrews[14] ; 5. 53-Brayden Fox[1] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[12] ; 7. 98-Joe Trenca[7] ; 8. 41-Thomas Schinderle[5] ; 9. 2+-Brian Smith[11] ; 10. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[6] ; 11. 21N-Frankie Nervo[10] ; 12. 96AU-Bruce White[8] ; 13. 2L-Landon LaLonde[13] ; 14. 7X-Dylan Kingan[9]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 97-Broc Martin[4] ; 2. 8M-TJ Michael[2] ; 3. 09-Craig Mintz[6] ; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer[9] ; 5. 4-Cap Henry[3] ; 6. 5K-Adam Kekich[1] ; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker[7] ; 8. 68G-Tyler Gunn[18] ; 9. 5R-Byron Reed[10] ; 10. 16-Chris Andrews[20] ; 11. 2-Ricky Peterson[8] ; 12. 9-Jordan Ryan[14] ; 13. 5T-Travis Philo[17] ; 14. 23-DJ Foos[5] ; 15. 19P-Paige Polyak[13] ; 16. 27B-Boston Mead[12] ; 17. 22M-Dan McCarron[19] ; 18. 8J-Jess Stiger[11] ; 19. 7-Shawn Valenti[15] ; 20. 17-Caleb Helms[16]

Hard Charger: 68G-Tyler Gunn +10

305 Sprints - Fremont Fence

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 83-Shane Call[1] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[2] ; 4. 8-Bobby Clark[3] ; 5. 11G-Luke Griffith[6] ; 6. 19R-Steve Rando[7] ; 7. 14-Rick Daugherty[8] ; 8. 47-Matt Lucius[5]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 97-Kyle Peters[5] ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 3. 21-Dustin Stroup[7] ; 4. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 6. 46AU-Stuart Williams[8] ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[2] ; 8. 25R-Matt Russell[3]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)
1. 4*-Tyler Street[5] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 4. 39C-Scott Riley[1] ; 5. 09-Justin Adams[3] ; 6. 70-Rick Donovan[6] ; 7. 73-Joe Armbruster[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 26-Jamie Miller[1] ; 2. 97-Kyle Peters[6] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[10] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[7] ; 5. 21-Dustin Stroup[3] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[14] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[8] ; 8. 4*-Tyler Street[12] ; 9. 8-Bobby Clark[11] ; 10. 46AU-Stuart Williams[17] ; 11. 25-Jason Keckler[4] ; 12. 11G-Luke Griffith[13] ; 13. 47-Matt Lucius[22] ; 14. 73-Joe Armbruster[21] ; 15. 83-Shane Call[9] ; 16. 70-Rick Donovan[18] ; 17. 14-Rick Daugherty[19] ; 18. 25R-Matt Russell[23] ; 19. 39C-Scott Riley[5] ; 20. 77I-John Ivy[2] ; 21. 19R-Steve Rando[16] ; 22. 09-Justin Adams[15] ; 23. 75-Jerry Dahms[20]

Hard Charger: 47-Matt Lucius +9

Late Models - Summit Racing Equipment

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 36-Matt Irey[1] ; 2. 77-Steve Kester[2] ; 3. 15B-Mike Bores[5] ; 4. 51-Devin Shiels[7] ; 5. 42*-Bob Mayer[3] ; 6. 17-Jeff Geis[4] ; 7. 69W-Jeff Warnick[6]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 50Y-Ryan Missler[2] ; 2. 5M-Ryan Markham[4] ; 3. 27-Ken Hahn[1] ; 4. 44-Matt Shipley[5] ; 5. X3-Dan Wallace[6] ; 6. 16-Steve Sabo[3] ; 7. 28S-Rody Schroyer[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)
1. 30-Nate Potts[1] ; 2. 28-Kent Brewer[3] ; 3. 98-Tim Sabo[4] ; 4. 17X-Dustin Keegan[2] ; 5. 69M-John Mayes Jr.[6] ; 6. 69R-Doug Baird[5] ; 7. 23M-Brad Mitten[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 50Y-Ryan Missler[2] ; 2. 5M-Ryan Markham[4] ; 3. 77-Steve Kester[6] ; 4. 15B-Mike Bores[11] ; 5. X3-Dan Wallace[14] ; 6. 27-Ken Hahn[7] ; 7. 44-Matt Shipley[1] ; 8. 28-Kent Brewer[12] ; 9. 69W-Jeff Warnick[19] ; 10. 69M-John Mayes Jr.[15] ; 11. 17-Jeff Geis[16] ; 12. 69R-Doug Baird[18] ; 13. 98-Tim Sabo[3] ; 14. 17X-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 15. 51-Devin Shiels[10] ; 16. 16-Steve Sabo[17] ; 17. 42*-Bob Mayer[13] ; 18. 30-Nate Potts[8] ; 19. 23M-Brad Mitten[21] ; 20. 36-Matt Irey[9] ; 21. 28S-Rody Schroyer[20]

Hard Charger: 69W-Jeff Warnick +10

 

 

 

Dobie and Bowersock grab first wins of 2018, and Sanchez picks up his 4th trophy at Limaland

Lima OH
June 29, 2018

by Gerry Keysor

After 2 straight rainouts, the weather finally took a turn for the good for the fans and teams at Limaland Motorsports Park as 90 degree temps and sunshine were a welcome change. Devon Dobie bagged his first feature win of 2018 in the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint feature, while Jerry Bowersock picked up the K&N Filters UMP Modified win, and Daniel Sanchez won his 4th Bud Thunderstock feature of 2018.

Kicking off the night were the K&L REady Mix NRA Sprint Invaders with ther 25 lap A Main. No. 23 Devon Dobie and No. 1-10 Jake Brown led the field to green with Dobie grabbing the early lead, hitting lapped traffic on lap 5 and seemingly setting sail, until No 22d Aaron Robnolte brought out the red flag on lap 10 by flipping in turns 1 and 2. Robnolte was able to walk away, but his race was over. On the restart, No 5M Max Stambaugh got a great run and looked to make his way into the top 4 until hooking a rut in turn 4 and getting upside down, ending his night. The red flag flew one more time for a 4 car pile up on the backstretch that saw No. 49 Shawn Dancer get upside down and No 2 Kyle Sauder get tangled up then hit by No. 24 Kobe Allison and No. 15 Brandon Ferguson. All drivers would walk away, but their cars were done for the night. Dobie would power away on the restart, and hold off Jake Brown for the win, with No. 17 Jared Horstman finishing 3rd, No. 87 Jason Barney finishing 4th, and No. 10 Mitch Brown completing the top 5. Heat Races were won by Barney, No B20 Butch Schroeder, and Jake Brown

Next up were the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds in their 20 lap A Main. No. 22T Tony Anderson and No. 65 Todd Sherman would make up the front row for the start, and it seemed like the 2 winningest drivers in modern Limaland history would be the ones to beat, No. 95J Jerry Bowersock showed that Sherman and Anderson weren't the only veterans that could get it done at Limaland. Bowersock would make his way to the front on lap 9 and set sail, winning over Sherman, No. 18 Ryan Sutter, Anderson, and No 3W Dylan Woodling. Heat Races were won by No. ZERO Brent Hole, Bowersock, and UNOH Racer Brendan Rassel in the No 1.

The Budweiser Thunderstocks completed the nights action with their 15 lap feature event with No. 463 Daniel Sanchez, and No. 87 Andy Welch on the front row. Sanchez would go wire to wire in the 15 lap feature with Welch staying close, but unable to make a move on the leader. It was Sanchez's 4th feature win of 2018, winning over Welch, No. 22T Tony Anderson, No. 15 Jordan Conover, and No. 26 Justin Long. Heat races were won by Anderson and Conover.

Limaland Motorsports Park will be closed on Friday July 6th, but will be back in action on Friday July 13th for FAST Friday II presented by the Homeland Technology Group. The JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Sprints will be in action along with the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds and Bud Thunderstocks. Pit gates open at 4:30, Grandstand gates open at 5PM, Hot laps at 6:30, and Racing at 7:30. General admission for ages 16 and older is $12, ages 11-15 are $6, and kids 10 and under get in FREE. Pit passes for all ages $25. Check out details on this and all events at Limaland by visiting www.limaland.com, or by checking us out on Facebook.


Limaland Motorsports Park - 6/29/2018
Fritchie Asphalt 360 SpeedWeekend

K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprints
Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer)
1. 87-Jason Barney; 2. 23-Devon Dobie; 3. 11-Tim Allison; 4. 22D-Aaron Robnolte; 5. 24-Kobe Allison; 6. 37-Noah Dunlap; 7. 14-Bo Barber

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer)
1. B20-Butch Schroeder; 2. 28H-Hud Horton; 3. 10-Mitch Brown; 4. 49-Shawn Dancer; 5. 22H-Randy Hannagan; 6. 10J-Jarrod Delong

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer)
1. 110-Jake Brown; 2. 15-Brandon Ferguson; 3. 17-Jared Horstman; 4. 5M-Max Stambaugh; 5. 2-Kyle Sauder; 6. 5W-Jeff Williams

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position
1. 23-Devon Dobie[1]; 2. 110-Jake Brown[2]; 3. 17-Jared Horstman[9]; 4. 87-Jason Barney[4]; 5. 10-Mitch Brown[8]; 6. 22H-Randy Hannagan[14]; 7. 5W-Jeff Williams[18]; 8. 11-Tim Allison[7]; 9. B20-Butch Schroeder[3]; 10. 28H-Hud Horton[6]; 11. 10J-Jarrod Delong[17]; 12. 37-Noah Dunlap[16]; 13. 14-Bo Barber[19]; 14. 49-Shawn Dancer[11]; 15. 2-Kyle Sauder[15]; 16. 24-Kobe Allison[13]; 17. 15-Brandon Ferguson[5]; 18. 5M-Max Stambaugh[12]; 19. 22D-Aaron Robnolte[10]

K&N Filters UMP Modifieds
Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer)
1. ZERO-Brent Hole; 2. 71-Will Norris; 3. 27-Frank Paladino; 4. 7-Jordan Conover; 5. 16-Jeff Koz; 6. 2B-Darryl Banks; 7. 17-Michael Tarlton; 8. 17F-Nick Felkey; 9. 58P-James Post

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer)
1. 95J-Jerry Bowersock; 2. 65-Todd Sherman; 3. 36-Brandon Vaughan; 4. 74-Lenny Guyton; 5. 4G-Bill Griffith; 6. 20K-Bill Keeler; 7. 9PG-Percy Gendreau; 8. 118-Gunnar Lucius

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer)
1. 1-Brenden Rassel; 2. 22T-Tony Anderson; 3. 3W-Dylan Woodling; 4. 18-Ryan Sutter; 5. 34X-Shane O'Connor; 6. 45P-Brian Post; 7. 9C-Troy Cattarene; 8. 45-Robby Henderson

B-Main - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer)
1. 45P-Brian Post; 2. 20K-Bill Keeler; 3. 17-Michael Tarlton; 4. 9C-Troy Cattarene; 5. 9PG-Percy Gendreau; 6. 17F-Nick Felkey; 7. 118-Gunnar Lucius; 8. 2B-Darryl Banks; 9. 45-Robby Henderson; 10. 58P-James Post

A-Main - (20 Laps) [#]-Starting Position
1. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[5]; 2. 65-Todd Sherman[2]; 3. 18-Ryan Sutter[10]; 4. 22T-Tony Anderson[1]; 5. 3W-Dylan Woodling[9]; 6. ZERO-Brent Hole[6]; 7. 36-Brandon Vaughan[8]; 8. 16-Jeff Koz[13]; 9. 1-Brenden Rassel[4]; 10. 45P-Brian Post[14]; 11. 34X-Shane O'Connor[15]; 12. 4G-Bill Griffith[12]; 13. 9C-Troy Cattarene[19]; 14. 71-Will Norris[3]; 15. 27-Frank Paladino[7]; 16. 17-Michael Tarlton[16]; 17. 74-Lenny Guyton[11]; 18. 9PG-Percy Gendreau[18]; 19. 17F-Percy Gendreau[20]; 20. 20K-Bill Keeler[17]

 

 

St Francois County Raceway

Hello race fans! This is your race recap for the June 23rd night of racing. The day started off with a slight rain delay that only helped the show by creating a fast track for the drivers. The night was a special one as it was the Randy Matthews Memorial Night and $500 to the winner of the Super Street Main Event. Believe me when I there was some great racing action. Now, let’s get to that racing action.
Up first for the night was the Super Street class. There were 18 Super Streets in attendance for the Randy Matthews Memorial Race divided into three heat races. In the first heat race, there was six cars scheduled to start the race but only five cars took the green flag. Picking up the win was the 99 car driven by Chuck Adams with Derek Lee finishing in second place in the number 12 car. Crossing the finish line in third place was the 21w car driven by Brad Callahan.
Heat race number two also had six cars scheduled to start the race but only four of them took the green flag. Of those four, Mike Crader picked up the win in the 7c car with Robert Hick finishing in second place behind the wheel of the 32 car. Picking up the third place finish was the 5 car driven by Collin Parmer.
The third heat race had six cars take the green flag with Jason Neel picking up the win in the 94n car. Crossing the finish line in second place was the 40 car driven by Kevin Mosier with Garrett Mathes finishing in third place in the 44 car.
The main event was a 20 lap race full of passing and lead changes. Picking up the win, taking home the signature cowboy hat, and the trophy was the 40 car of Kevin Mosier. Crossing the finish line in second place was the 99 car driven by Chuck Adams. Finishing in third place was the BSB Manufacturing Go Fast Award Winner of Kasey Nations in the 70 car for passing 13 cars. Nations also took home the $100 bonus donated by David Baker and his family to the driver that passed the most cars. Jason Neel finished in fourth place behind the wheel of the 94n car with Brandon Nixon finishing in fifth place in the 20 car.
Up next was the B-Modified class. There were 23 B-Modifieds in attendance divided into three heat races. The first heat race had eight cars scheduled to start but only seven took the green flag. Picking up the win was the 147 car driven by Kyle Stolzer with Patrick DeNoyer finishing in second place in the 25 car. Crossing the finish line in third place was the 36 car of Cole Sensel.
Heat race number two also had eight cars scheduled to start the race with only six of them actually taking the green flag. Of those cars, coming out on top was the 58 car of John Frohwitter. Crossing the finish line in second place was the 3d car of Lou Driemeier with Jeff Whitter finishing in third place in the 74 car.
The third heat race had seven cars take the green flag with Chuck Goodman coming out on top in the 327 car with Jeremy Welborn finishing in second place in the 27w car. Finishing in third place was the 12e car with Duane Eckhoff behind the wheel.
The main event was an interesting one that cut it close to the time limit. Picking up the win was the 147 car driven by Kyle Stolzer with John Frohwitter finishing in second place in the 58 car. Third place went to the BSB Manufacturing Go Fast Award Winner Aaron Canterberry in the 19c car for passing 19 cars. Crossing the finish line in fourth place was the 27j car of Johnny Crump with Cole Sensel picking up the fifth spot behind the wheel of the 36 car.
Running third for the night was the Sprint Cars. There were 18 Sprint Cars in attendance divided into three heat races. The first heat race had six cars scheduled to start the race with only five of them taking the green flag. The winner of heat number one was the 67 car of Joey Boyd. Second place went to the 33 car of Andy Bishop with Kaylon McEntire finishing in third place in the 2k car.
The second heat race had six cars take the green flag with Tommy Worley Jr finishing out front behind the wheel of the 7c car with Kent Buckley finishing in second place in his 87 car. Crossing the finish line in third place was the Jacob Patton in the 79j car.
The third heat race also had six cars take the green flag with Jimmy Bridgeman picking up the win in the 14t car. Finishing behind him in second place was the 32 car of Timmy Montgomery with Kevin Petty finishing in third place in the 72 car.
The Sprint Car Dash was a six car six lap race that lasted less than two minutes. Finishing on top was the 7c car of Tommy Worley Jr with Andy Bishop finishing in second place in the 33 car. Picking up the third place finish was the 32 car of Timmy Montgomery.
The main event was a 25 lap race with Jacob Patton claiming the victory for the second week in a row behind the wheel of the 79j car. Jimmy Bridgeman finished in second place in the 14t car with Kent Buckley finishing in third place in the 87 car. Crossing the finish line in fourth place was the 33 car driven by Andy Bishop with Joey Boyd finishing in fifth place in the 67 car. The Hard Charger for the race was the 98 car of Bobby Duncan for gaining eight spots.
Running fourth for the night was the 600cc Micros class. There were 15 Micros in attendance divided into two heat races. The first heat race had eight cars scheduled to start the race with only seven of them taking the green flag. Finishing out front of heat race number one was the 95j car of Josh Fisher. Finishing in second place was Austin Nixon behind the wheel of the 21 car with Breanna Wirth finishing in third place in the 8w car.
Heat race number two had seven cars scheduled to start but only five of them took the green flag with Chad Elliott finishing out front in the 65e car. Finishing in second place was the Jake Cheatham behind the wheel of the 71 car with Dave Couch finishing in third place in the 12 car.
The main event was a quick 15 lap race with Chad Elliott claiming the win in the 65e car with Jake Cheatham finishing in second place in the 71 car. Crossing the finish line in third place was the 8w car of Breanna Wirth with Josh Fisher finishing in fourth place in the 95j car. Picking up the fifth place position was the 21 car of Austin Nixon. The Hard Charger for the race went to Isaiah Latham for gaining six spots in the 8s machine.
Running last for the night was the A-Modified class. There were 21 A-Modifieds in attendance divided into three heat races. The first heat race had seven cars take the green flag with Eddie Gross holding off the rest of the field to pick up the win in the 4g car. Second place went to the 14 car of Billy Smith with Terry Johnson finishing in third place in the 32j car.
Heat race number two also had seven cars take the green flag with Danny Resinger claiming the win in the 15 car. Finishing in second place was Tim Nash in the 7 car while Brian Worley crossed the line in third place in the 23w car.
The third and final heat race for the night also had seven cars take the green flag. This time it was Jeremy Greenwalt picking up the win in the 18x car with Mike Savage finishing in second place in the m1 car. Crossing the finish line in third place was the 151 car driven by Zach Resinger.
The main event was a wild one to say the least. Picking up the win was Danny Resinger in the 15 car with Eddie Gross finishing in second place in the 4g car. Third place went to Jeremy Greenwalt in the 18x while Shane Blair finished in fourth place in the 10s car. Blair managed to pick up the BSB Manufacturing Go Fast Award for gaining seven spots. Picking up the top five finish was the 23w car driven by Brian Worley.

 

Double-X Speedway
California, MO
June 24, 2018
By: Dean Reichel

Cooler temperatures and moisture in the air greeted racers and fans for the latest edition of Sunday Night Thunder at the speed plant referred to affectionately as "The Little Dirt Track at the Edge of Town". With four classes in competition and fans renewing their weekly friendships with other race fans, the night began on a somber note as a moment of silence was held to honor the passing of Jason Johnson, a sprint car driver whose team was based out of Rocky Mount, MO. A past winner and competitor at Double-X, and a fan at other times when they were home from the road, Jason will be missed by friends and fans alike. All of us at Double-X are keeping Jason's family and team in our thoughts and prayers.

The drivers in attendance put on an outstanding show for the fans in the stands. Door to door, wheel to wheel action greeted all in attendance. In the Winged Sprint Car division it was Tyler Blank standing tall in victory lane. The win was a challenge as Blank had to out duel the field to claim the checkered flag. Fellow front row starter Riley Kresiel stalked Blank before passing Blank in turn 3 on the low side to take the point. However a lap 13 caution for third place Jonathan Cornell would prove to be Kreisel's undoing as mechanical problems caused his power plant to stumble on the restart and he would retire to the pit area. Veteran Frank Brown ran a great race to finish a strong second place. Jeff Wingate used a lap 24 pass to secure third place and Bryan Grimes finished fourth, shaking down a new 305 powered mount.

The Street Stock division is a continual favorite with race fans and Sunday night the drivers did not disappoint. At the start of the feature event it was Cole Henson and Mark Davis sharing the front row. At the wave of the green flag Davis won the race into turn one and carried that momentum onto the back straight to lead the first lap. The lead continued to grow as the laps clicked by. At the end of he 15 lap event ark Davis won the race to the checkered flag with John Clancy finishing in second. The remainder of the top five positions were filled by Cole Henson in third, Marshall Berry claiming fourth and Steve Beach finishing fifth.

Increased car counts in the Hobby Stock class this season has provided some good racing in the class and new faces in the pits and in the stands alike. Mike Schrader was victorious this week in the feature event. Kevin Prall ran another consistent race to claim the second position. Chris Brockert rang up another top five finish by placing third, Cole Canada finished fourth and Drew Tully was fifth.

The 600cc Winged Micro Sprint class saw Nick Rasa in victory lane with the winners hardware. The victory was earned by besting the winner of the two previous feature events, Tom Curran who claimed second and Aubrey Smith in third. Fourth place was earned by Travis Arnold.

Make plans to be part of the annual ASCS Warrior Region "Red,White and Blue" tour as Double-X hosts the final night of the three night special event. Also be sure to be on hand Sunday, July 8 for the annual "Race for Riley". A fun filled evening of racing, special give aways and fundraising for Women's and Children's Hospital in Columbia, MO.

Double-X Speedway
Race Results
June 24, 2018

Winged Sprint Cars-
Feature Event: 1. 75-Tyler Blank, California; 2. 43-Frank Brown, Marshall; 3. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown; 4. 1-Bryan Grimes, Slater; 5. 91-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw; 6. 99E-Bailey Elliott, California; 7. 49B-Ben Brown, Marshall; 8. 28-Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia; 9. 65-TJ Muths, Sedalia

Heat 1- 1. Blank; 2. B. Brown; 3. F. Brown; 4. Muths
Heat 2- 1. Kreisel; 2. Cornell; 3. Grimes; 4. Wingate; 5. Elliott

Street Stocks-
Feature Event- 1. 56-Mark Davis, Grovespring; 2. 8-John Clancy, California; 3. 31C-Cole Henson, Russellville; 4. 4-Marshall Berry, Tuscumbia; 5. 10-Steve Beach, Eldon; 6. 7-Evan Hays, California; 7. 05-Dale Berry, Tuscumbia; 8. 2-Aaron Chambers, California; 9. 4X-Greg Payne, Salisbury; 10. 54-Brandon Hays, California

Heat 1- 1. Henson; 2. M. Berry; 3. Beach; 4. Payne; 5. Chambers
Heat 2- 1. Davis; 2. Clancy; 3. E. Hays; 4. D.Berry; 5. B. Hays

Hobby Stocks
Feature Event-1. 11-Mike Schrader, Sedalia; 2. 14-Kevin Prall, Sedalia; 3. 7X-Chris Brockert, Versailles; 4. 25J-Cole Canada, Fulton; 5. 33-Drew Tully, Carrollton; 6.29C-Ryan Campbell, Jefferson City; 7. 14X-Blaze Belt, Syracuse; 8. 8-Isaiah Penton, Huntsville; 9. 84-Jeremiah Wallingford, Prairie Home

Heat 1- 1. Canada; 2. Brockert; 3. Campbell; 4. Tully; 5. Wallingford
Heat 2- 1. Schrader; 2. Prall; 3. Penton; 4. Belt

600cc Winged Micros
Feature Event- 1. 26B-Nick Rasa, Sedalia; 2. 11X-Tom Curran, Kansas City;3. 35-Aubrey Smith, Houstonia; 4. 75-Travis Arnold, Pilot Grove
Heat- 1. Rasa; 2. Curran; 3. Smith; 4. Arnold

 

 

 

POWRi Lucas Oil UMSS

Superior, WI (June 22, 2018)

The opening night of the “Tango on the Tundra”, the Upper Midwest Sprintcar Series/Northern Renegades north-south challenge got under way at the Gondik Law Office Speedway in Superior. Ten POWRi Lucas Oil UMSS drivers from the south made the trip north to lock horns with five representatives from the Northern Renegades.

The PIRTEK Fluid Transfer Solutions heat race #1 went to Bryan Roach and Scott Brandt claimed the Rock Auto heat race #2, with reigning series champion Mike Mueller earning the most passing points. The top six points earners redrew for the 25-lap main event with Anna Hippe and Roach capturing the front row.

At the drop of the green, Hippe shot to the point with Roach and Mueller tucked in behind. With five laps in, Mueller snuck under Hippe for first. With the top four running the catfish line, Northern Renegade challenger and local favorite Harry Hanson braved the cushion. After a few laps to feel it out, Hanson became noticeably faster and started picking off the leaders. With ten laps in, just as Hanson was pulling near Mueller for the lead, the yellow light blinked on for the idled Neal Matuska hotrod at the turn one exit. On the restart, Hanson went right back upstairs with Mueller sticking to his low groove guns. But there was just a little more speed for the #7 upstairs as Hanson took over the top spot at the halfway mark. Once up front, Hanson ran flawlessly the rest of the way to claim the opening round of the north/south challenge. Mueller stayed strong to bring home a solid second, with Brad Peterson using the top groove to work up to third. After dropping back as far as sixth, Hippe moved upstairs late and clawed her way back to fourth with Jon Lewerer rounding out the top five.

Night two of the north/south challenge is Saturday night, at the ABC Raceway in Ashland, WI.

RACE RESULTS:

POWRi Lucas Oil UMSS Traditional sprints
Feature – Harry Hanson, Mike Mueller, Bras Peterson, Anna Hippe, Jon Lewerer, Scott Brandt, Cam Schafer, Bryan Roach, Al Stettner, Gary Mueller, Paul Schultz, Caley Emerson (DNF), Tyler Wass (DNF), Neal Matuska (DNF), Kevin Lear (DNF)

PIRTEK Fluid Transfer Solutions Heat #1 – Bryan Roach, Mike Mueller, Anna Hippe, Neal Matuska, Gary Mueller, Cam Schafer, Al Stettner, Tyler Wass (DNF)


Rock Auto Heat #2 – Scott Brandt, Harry Hanson, Jon Lewerer, Brad Peterson, Paul Schultz, Caley Emerson, Kevin Lear

 

 

Davis, Schlieper, Schumacher, Edler, Ruh shine in PDTR A-main action

(Plymouth, Wis.) June 23, 2018 – For one of the few times during the 2018 season, racers gathered for an evening of racing competition at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth without the possibility of rain in the forecast on Saturday, June 23.

The Plymouth Dirt Track Racing program featured 105 cars, including 37 B Mods, 25 Sprint Cars, 19 Late models, 19 Grand Nationals and five Micro Sprints, competing on a very tacky, wide and fast track for a program sponsored by Mayer Automotive.

The first A-main to take to the track was the Richard’s of Dunbar 360 Sprint Car event. 2010 PDTR Sprint Car champion Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee took the lead as the green flag waved and would not be passed during the 25-lap race.

Davis who has won more A-mains in this highly competitive Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car division than any other driver would taste victory for the 18th time with PDTR and 54th occasion with the Midwest Sprint Car Association.

Hometown driver Justin Miller of Plymouth quickly moved into second on lap four and chased Davis the rest of the distance. The leaders caught the back of the field on lap nine with Davis finding the outside groove to his liking. A caution flag on lap 10 tightened the field as Miller, Sprint Car rookie Travis Arenz of Sheboygan, Jim Melis of Glenbeulah and Kewaskum’s Shane Wenninger trailed Davis on the restart.

Melis showed the experience he has gained during his 37-year racing career and grabbed the second spot immediately. Soon Davis would enjoy a five-car length lead over Melis. However, that advantage disappeared when PDTR Sprint Car point leader and two-time PDTR Sprint Car champ Danny Schlafer of Sussex jumped the cushion in turn two and stopped against the wall.

On the restart, two cars touched in turn two setting off a scramble that included at least six cars. Several would need a tow to the pits before the race could resume.

Wenninger slipped past Miller into second following the restart. Meanwhile, Davis maintained his lead on the way to victory lane for the first time in A-main competition in 2018, followed by Wenninger, Miller, Plymouth’s Josh Walter and Tyler Brabant of Waupun.

In victory lane, Davis reminded everyone that he is racing this season in memory of his father, who passed away last year.

The Gasroots Project Late Model main event was won by part-time driver Dan Schlieper of Milwaukee, who started on the front row alongside Glenbuelah’s Tim Buhler. Cleveland’s Jim Schmidt jumped from his second row starting spot to challenge the leader.

A caution flag flew and slowed the very fast pace on a restart early in the race. Buhler restarted in third with Mitch McGrath of Waukesha and “top-gun” Taylor Scheffler of Waukesha in tow.

Soon McGrath moved into third with four-time and defending PDTR Late Model champion Brad Mueller of Random Lake fourth ahead of Scheffler. Drivers used every bit of the racing surface to set a blistering pace lap after lap.

On lap 19, McGrath and Schmidt dueled side by side, not far behind Schlieper and they battled that way to the checkered flag.

Schlieper held the lead the rest of the way to post his first career PDTR Late Model A-main triumph. Jim Schmidt placed second, followed by McGrath, Buhler and Justin Schmidt of Cleveland.

In victory lane Schlieper, after catching his breath, said he hadn’t driven since last season.

The Cellcom B-Mods would take to the track next featuring the 20 drivers, who made the cut from the strong field of 37 entrants

Tim Sheppard of Beaver Dam and Shane Long of Sheboygan Falls lead the field to the start. Sheppard was first to turn one with Long and Bill Edler of Howards Grove side by side for second.

As Sheppard built a six-car length lead, the racers behind him were staging a fierce battle for position using every bit of the third-mile surface.

Third row starters Tim Warner from Malone and Tom Stark from Egg Harbor would stay right behind the leaders until former champion Justin Green of Sheboygan Falls passed Warner to move into fourth.

By the midway point in the race, Sheppard held the top spot with Long and Edler racing hard for position and several times making contact.

A yellow flag slowed the pace down on lap 16 and on the restart, Edler passed Sheppard on the inside in turn three with Stark following. Stark challenged Edler for the top spot in the closing laps, but Edler would not be denied.

A short time later, Green would make a nifty low-side pass of Sheppard only to see him relinquish the spot when Sheppard came back on the outside.

Edler held on to post first PDTR B Mod A-main victory. Stark placed second with Sheppard third, Green fourth and Warner rounding out the top five.

The Klips & Tips sponsored Grand National A-main would be as exciting the previous events. Front row starters were Nick Schumacher of Eagle and Kurt Davis, still on a high from his Sprint Car victory.

Schumacher held the lead throughout in a race that never saw much distance between any of the competitors. Former PDTR Grand National champion Matt Yancey of Sheboygan again used the outside groove to gather a lot of speed and make his way into the top-five.

A lap nine caution would tighten the field with Schumacher ahead of Davis, Josh Pierce of Fredonia, Yancey and Plymouth driver Steven Weber.

Pierce moved outside the leader on lap 13, but the veteran Schumacher would not yield the point after a side-by-side battle. Tyler Kulow of Plymouth found his way into the top five a lap later as three-wide racing was featured.

Davis continued to challenge the leader with Pierce after him. after fading a bit, Yancey would mount another charge and move into second on lap 20 coming off turn four. Several late cautions slowed the pace, but under green the racing would be tight until Schumacher parked in victory lane with his first PDTR Grand National A-main win.

Yancey placed second, Davis was third, Pierce took fourth and Kulow rounded out the top five.

In the Kristine Hartman-Pleasant View Realty A-main, 2017 champion Preston Ruh of Elkhart Lake would best the small field and posted his third career PDTR Micro Sprint A-main victory. Emily Portschy of Plymouth took second and Andy Rein of West Bend was third.

The Sprint Car B-main saw Bill Taylor from Kewaskum take the checkers in a race that saw rookie Chris Larson from Franksville flip in turn three on the final lap.

The large B Mod field featured two B-main events. Brandon Knepprath of Kewaskum and past track champion Brandon Berth of Cascade posted B Mod B-main victories.

In the third B Mod heat race, Brad Mueller driving for Travis Schmidt who was standing up in a wedding, went for a wild ride after it appeared something in the rear suspension failed. after turning over numerous times, the car came to a rest upside down with extensive damage, but Mueller would emerge uninjured.

The next PDTR program will take place on Saturday, June 30, featuring a salute to police, fire and EMS personnel. The racing program, which begins at 6 p.m., will be sponsored by the city of Sheboygan Falls Fire Department and include Late Model driver introductions.

The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth is located at 229 Fairview Drive in Plymouth. For more information, visit www.plymouthdtr.com or check out Plymouth Dirt Track Racing on Facebook.

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RICHARD'S OF DUNBAR SPRINT Date of Race: June 23, 2018 HEAT 1 1, TONY WONDRA. 2, TRAVIS ARENZ. 3, WILL GERRITS. 4, ADAM MILLER. 5, CHRIS CLAYTON. 6, PAUL POKORSKI. 7, ANTHONY KNIERIM. 8, AL SCHLAFER. HEAT 2 1, JOSH WALTER. 2, JIM MELIS. 3, KURT DAVIS. 4, JUSTIN MILLER. 5, TIM HADDY. 6, KEN JAY FIEDLER. 7, MICHAEL YURMANOVICH. 8, CHRIS FLICK. HEAT 3 1, SHANE WENNINGER. 2, DANNY SCHLAFER. 3, TYLER BRABANT. 4, KEVIN KARNTZ. 5, BILL TAYLOR. 6, DOUG WONDRA. 7, JEREMY HUNT. 8, CHRIS LARSON. B FEATURE 1, BILL TAYLOR. 2, DOUG WONDRA. 3, SCOTT CONGER. 4, ANTHONY KNIERIM. 5, AL SCHLAFER. 6, MICHAEL YURMANOVICH. 7, CHRIS FLICK. 8, JEREMY HUNT. 9, CHRIS LARSON. A FEATURE 1, KURT DAVIS. 2, SHANE WENNINGER. 3, JUSTIN MILLER. 4, JOSH WALTER. 5, TYLER BRABANT. 6, DOUG WONDRA. 7, KEN JAY FIEDLER. 8, KEVIN KARNTZ. 9, TONY WONDRA. 10, SCOTT CONGER. 11, JIM MELIS. 12, PAUL POKORSKI. 13, ADAM MILLER. 14, TRAVIS ARENZ. 15, CHRIS CLAYTON. 16, ANTHONY KNIERIM. 17, BILL TAYLOR. 18, AL SCHLAFER. 19, TIM HADDY. 20, WILL GERRITS. 21, DANNY SCHLAFER. 22, MICHAEL YURMANOVICH.

 

 

Lincoln Park Speedway

by carey fox
Times Sports Editor
The fifth running of the “Slick Griffin Memorial” race for UMP Super Stocks highlighted Saturday’s jam packed event at Lincoln Park Speedway. Greencastle’s Doug McCullough claimed his first win of the season by edging out current national points leader Jason Hehman of Brownstown. The win had a little extra meaning for McCullough, a long time competitor and friend of Griffin, who passed away in March of 2013.
“This means a lot to me with us being competitors and being friends,” McCullough said in victory lane. “He actually gave me parts to put this car together when I first built it eight years ago. So it means a lot to me.”
There were 130 cars unloaded in the pits with 26 super stocks on hand to contest the $1,000-to-win race to memorialize Griffin, a former Brazil resident that raced for better than 40 years.
Hehman would start on the pole, but it was McCullough that took over the lead on the early laps. He would hold that tentative spot over the first half of the race as Hehman was less than a car length behind McCullough as Jonny Newgent, Larry Raines and Bryce Shidler gave chase.
McCullough and Hehman opened up a small gap over Newgent through 10 laps and by lap 15, McCullough had taken a several car length lead on Hehman with Newgent close behind. Raines and Shidler were side-by-side ahead of Steve Hollars and Ralph Groomer, who was piloting Griffin’s car.
McCullough navigated lapped traffic over the final seven circuits of the A-main and was able to hold off Hehman’s final challenges to the checkered flag. Newgent ran third ahead of Raines and Shidler.
Mother Nature was not kind of most Indiana dirt tracks, which left LPS to reap the spoils as most of the rain stayed away this weekend. The result included a massive 49-car sprint car field with six heat races going to Koby Barksdale, Colten Cottle, AJ Hopkins, Mario Clouser, Carson Short and Shane Cockrum.
Last week’s winner, Carson Short, started on the pole and made that position stick as he masterfully worked the bottom of the track to claim his third win in two weeks. Short ripped out to a strong lead through the 10th lap as Hopkins and Cottle battled side-by-side for the second spot. Shane Cockrum and Brandon Mattox ran top-five ahead of Barksdale and Jeff Bland Jr.
After a caution flag re-set the field on lap 11, Short blasted away after a good restart and didn’t look back, leaving runner-up as the only thing in doubt. As Short had the top spot locked down, Hopkins got past Cottle on lap 16 as Mattox and Cottle fought for third over the final five laps. Short would roll to the victory ahead of Hopkins as Mattox claimed the third spot followed by Cottle and Cockrum. Chad Boespflug was the big mover after starting 20th and taking home a ninth-place finish.
Twenty-nine UMP Modifieds unloaded in pursuit of a victory this weekend, but it was a familiar face in victory lane as Bloomington’s Derek Groomer scored his fourth feature win of the season ahead of the hard charging James Walters, who started eighth. Carlos Bumgardner came home with the third-place finish ahead of Dan Lewellen and Jake Leitzman.
The final main event of the evening was a battle to the finish as Josh Litton roared from a 10th-place starting spot to hold off Jordan Almanza at the finish line.
Joseph Raber started on the pole, but was involved in an early crash that sent him to the pits. Litton blasted through the field and took over the lead from Jim Litton Jr., by the fifth lap as Cody Wright fought wheel-to-wheel with Litton Jr. Tyler Neal and Almanza were also side-by-side ahead of Josh Foxworthy, Travis Heramb and Glen Ogden.
Once Josh Litton had taken over the lead, he rocketed around the top side as Almanza began to pick off cars and eventually made his way to second as Litton worked through lapped traffic over the final seven laps. Litton handled the pressure perfectly and did not allow Almanza an opening down the stretch as he scored his fifth feature win of the season. Almanza ran second ahead of Wright, Litton Jr. and Neal.
This weekend will feature fireworks as well as topless modifieds with $2,500 going to the winner. Sprint cars, bombers and super stocks are also on the docket.

Lincoln Park Speedway
Sprint car feature
1. Carson Short, 2. AJ Hopkins, 3. Brandon Mattox, 4. Colten Cottle, 5. Shane Cockrum, 6. Jeff Bland Jr., 7. Josh Hodges, 8. Garrett Aitken, 9. Chad Boespflug, 10. Koby Barksdale, 11. Jadon Rogers, 12. Brandon Morin, 13. Mario Clouser, 14. JJ Hughes, 15. Pat Giddens, 16. Tim Creech II, 17. Tony DiMattia, 18. Shelby VanGilder, 19. Dakota Jackson, 20. Landon Simon, 21. Thomas Meseraull
B-main winners: Jackson, Hughes, Morin
Heat winners: Barksdale, Cottle, Hopkins, Clouser, Short, Cockrum

 

 

Carnett Clash wins at Placerville Speedway go to Justin Sanders, Tyler Lightfoot, Nick Baldwin and John Littlejohn

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – June 23, 2018…Justin Sanders, Tyler Lightfoot, Nick Baldwin and John Littlejohn shared Placerville Speedway victory lane on Saturday during an exciting night of dirt track racing at the third annual Carnett Clash.

The evening as a whole honored the late Bryan Carnett, who spent over a decade at the quarter-mile, owning, driving and sponsoring teams in the stock car divisions.

Sanders last season earned a pair of wins with the Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars and became the fifth different winner in five races this season on Saturday. The Aromas, CA driver started on the pole and battled his way to the lead early on. He felt pressure over the first number of laps from Hollister’s Ryan Bernal and Auburn’s Andy Forsberg, who battle just behind the Dale Miller owned No. 4SA sprinter.

Track prep crews did a phenomenal job and gave drivers multiple lines to use on the Placerville bullring. Hollister’s Tony Gualda would eventually move his way past both Forsberg and Bernal to then give chase after Sanders. Gualda had finished second twice before already this season and was in search of his first career Winged Sprint Car win. Sanders never faltered out front though and raced off to take the checkered flag by just under a second back to Gualda.

Forsberg, Bernal and Lincoln’s Tanner Carrick rounded out the top-five. Kyle Offill, Jimmy Trulli, Jake Morgan, Cody Lamar and Justin Johnson completed the top-10. Heat race wins went to Tanner Carrick and Jimmy Trulli. The ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust Fast Time Award to start the evening was set by Andy Forsberg with a time of 10.868. A total of 17 Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars were on hand during the night.

Tyler Lightfoot did a fantastic job to bring home the $1,000 victory with the Ltd. Late Models during Saturday’s Carnett Clash. The main event showcased tremendous racing with drivers fighting high and low all throughout the field. Matt Michelli, Ray Trimble and Jay Norton battled it out behind Lightfoot for much of the feature. Michelli eventually got into second, but Lightfoot was oh so smooth out front and claimed the checked flag by 1.890 seconds back to Michelli.

Trimble finished just behind Michelli in third, while Norton and Eddie Gardner completed the top-five. The remainder of the top-10 was comprised of Mike Lightfoot, Matt Davis, Dennis Ahart, Rod Oliver and George Magenheimer. Twelve Ltd. Late Models were in competition on Saturday. Heat race wins were picked off by Rod Oliver and Ray Trimble.

The Pure Stocks continued the trend with an exciting 20-lap contest, which ultimately saw Nick Baldwin pick up his first victory of the 2018 season. The No. 74 machine of Russ Murphy held command for much of the race and was in search of his first Placerville Speedway triumph of the season. Scott Grunert, Jason Palmer, Baldwin and others fought hard for position each and every lap behind Murphy. As the race wore on Baldwin assumed the second spot and came after Murphy for the lead.

A wild finish ensued and looked as if Murphy would bring home the win, only to have a caution wave just before the checkered. It set up a green-white-checkered restart where Baldwin made a wild move off the final corner to get past Murphy, but like de ja vu all over again the yellow waved prior to the checkered. The final restart saw Baldwin get the momentum he needed up high to grab the lead and cross the stripe in first to pick up the $700 top prize.

Kevin Jinkersen got around Murphy to claim the second spot with Murphy, Grunert and Palmer rounding out the top-five. Chris Van Roekel, Ted Ahart, Lonnie Lennard, Ronnie Richards and Mike Stoeckle completed the top-10. Sixteen Pure Stocks were in action during the evening. Heat race wins were claimed by Jason Palmer and Jesse Van Roekel.

John Littlejohn raced to his second consecutive win in the Mini Truck division on Saturday and extended his current point lead. Littlejohn led flag-to-flag in the 15-lapper. Tom Stanwood, Aaron Rupley, Russell Murphy and Megan Curtis completed the top-five. Six Mini Trucks were in competition on Saturday with the heat race win picked off by Littlejohn.

The Placerville Speedway returns to action on Saturday June 30 with one of the biggest events of the season. For the first time ever, the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Winged 410 Sprint Cars and the Sprint Car Challenge Tour Winged 360’s presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards will compete at the quarter-mile on the very same night. Tickets are available for the much anticipated show at https://www.universe.com/events/double-header-kws-narc-scct-salute-to-the-fans-tickets-placerville-412XJ5

Just a few days later the annual “Freedom Fireworks” event will then take place on Wednesday July 4. Divisions on hand for the always fun Independence Day spectacular include the Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models and Pure Stocks. Tickets are available for the 4th of July show at https://www.universe.com/events/2018-placerville-speedway-championship-points-race-10-freedom-fireworks-tickets-placerville-L3SRK0

 

 

Cottage Grove's Doug Schenck weathered a series of cautions to capture his first 20-lap AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprint Feature of the season highlighting the Wm. M. Meyer & Son Family Night at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin.
Genoa City's Mike Simons hit the trifecta with his third victory of the season, starting in the front and weathering a series of caution periods slowing the pace of the 20-lap modified feature.
Milwaukee's Tony Barron made it a memorable night with his first 15-lap Bandit 4-cylinder stock car feature win ever.
Waterford's Darryl Traber made a substitute driving start memorable scoring the 20-lap street stock feature win in his first appearance of the season
"We had eight wins last year, but getting the first one this season was not easy," said Schenck. "I knew Tim (Cox) was coming, and the yellows made it hard to stay in a rhythm and hitting your marks. I have to thank the track crew for the hard work in even getting the track so we could race with all of the rain."
Tim Cox of Park City, Illinois was second. Milwaukee's Jordan Mattson third. Salem's Chris Dodd fourth. Nathan Crane of Waukegan, Illinois fifth.
"It took a long time, but it was worth it," said M. Simons. "I have to thank my sponsors, family and the fans."
M. Simons led wire to wire. Muskego's Al Atkinson roared back following a early race tangle which restarted him at the rear of the field to take second. Mukwonago's Mike Knurr was third. Eagle's Steve Mueller fourth. Franklin's Scott Barnharst fifth.
"This feels great," said Barron, admitting, "I'll get better at this (victory lane interview) when I win another one. I have to thank the fans, track crew, sponsors and my family."
Barron took the lead from the pole and was never headed despite constant pressure and several caution periods depleting the field. At the finish the only three cars on the track were Barron in first, Scott Ellis of Lake Villa, Illinois second, Waterford's Kyle Sudduth third. Trevor's Kody Molitor was credited with fourth and Scott Quarnstrom of Lake Villa fifth.
Traber broke through a three-wide battle for the lead during the closing laps of the main, going on to the win. Pat Rossman of Wadsworth, Illinois was second. Racine's Charlie Pinkalla third, Kenosha's Dustin Richards fourth. Pleasant Prairie's Josh Gehrig fifth.
Fans, drivers, crew members and staff donated clothing to the Foster Care Resale Store of Kenosha. Michael Gladser of Cary, Illinois, Olympic snow ski long jumping USA team member sponsored by Meyer, raised the American Flag during the National Anthem ceremony. Wm. W. Meyer & Sons of Libertyville, Illinois made several donations in their Race For Charities fifth annual program.
Next up for Wilmot Raceway, located on the Kenosha County Fairgrounds, is Badger Midgets, modifieds, street stocks, Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Cars and Vintage Modifieds on Saturday, June 30. Grandstands open at 5:00 p.m. with on track activity at 6:00 p.m. and racing to follow. Adult grandstand admission ages 12 & over is $15.00, ages 7-11 are $5.00 with 6 & under admitted free. Active military with an ID card receive a $5.00 discount.
For updates phone the track side race line 262-862-2090, check the web site wilmotraceway.com or the official track Facebook page.
Wilmot Raceway is participating in a special promotion at Gurnee Mills with several WingLess sprints on display at the Bass Pro Shops and Sears entrances on Saturday, June 30 between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., and on Sunday, July 1, it will be some Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Cars and Street Stocks during the same time period. Joining the race drivers will be National Service Dog of the Year Gander and Companion and Army Veteran Lon Hodge. The Kunes Country Stateline Superstore Wilmot Raceway Pace Truck will lead the annual Crusin' Antioch on Wednesday, June 27, departing the Wal-Mart parking lot at 6:00 p.m., cruising to downtown Antioch where participants will be parking on Main Street. The Cruise is open to all makes and models, including motorcycles and race cars. For information on any of the events or to participate contact Mike Babicz at michaelbabicz@aol.com or 262-206-5465.
SUMMARY - WILMOT RACEWAY, WILMOT, WISCONSIN - SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2018 - WM. W. MEYER & SON OF LIBERTYVILLE, IL FAMILY NIGHT
AUTOMETER WISCONSIN WINGLESS SPRINTS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Doug Schenck, Cottage Grove; 2. Tim Cox, Park City, IL; 3. Jordan Mattson, Milwaukee; 4. Chris Dodd, Trevor; 5. Nathan Crane, Waukegan, IL; 6. Nick Petska, Spring Grove, IL; 7. Allen Hafford, Beach Park, IL; 8. Derek Crane, Waukegan, IL; 9. Craig Campton, Pardeeville; 10. Rod Colburn, New Berlin; 11. Chris Klemko, Bristol; 12. Natalie Klemko, Grayslake, IL; 13. Zach Raidart, Antioch, IL; 14. Ryan Zielski, Oconomowoc; 15. Jimmy Kouba, Byron, MN; 16. Matt Vandervere, Zion, IL; 17. Randy Stanford, Kenosha; 18. Shawn Swim, Winthrop Harbor, IL; 19. Jimmy Sivia, Winthrop Harbor; 20. Travis, Mahoney, Olgesby, IL; 21. Johnny Fahl, Brown Deer; 22. Jake Kouba, Minneapolis, MN.
1st 12-LAP "B" MAIN: 1. Raidart; 2. Stanford; 3. Swim; 4. Scott Grissom, Winthrop Harbor; 5. Vince Bartolotta, Muskego; 6. Craig Lager, Union Grove; 7.James Wehrman, Milwaukee; 8. William Huck, Mukwonago; 9. Paul Shaffer, Milwaukee; 10. Garrett Deieso, Wadsworth, IL.
2nd 12-LAP "B" MAIN; 1. D. Crane; 2. N. Klemko; 3. C. Klemko; 4. James Walldan, Winthrop Harbor, IL; 5. Dennis Spitz, Lewisburg, KY; 6. Greg Olsen, Round Lake Beach, IL; 7. Tom Eller, Zion; 8. Steve Clott, Milwaukee; 9. Jordan Paulsen, Trevor.
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Hafford; Sivia; Zielski; Fahl.
FAST QUALIFIER: Cox(:14.903 seconds).
MODIFIEDS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Mike Simons II, Genoa City; 2. Al Atkinson, Muskego; 3. Mike Knurr, Mukwonago; 4. Steve Mueller, Eagle; 5. Scott Barnharst, Franklin; 6. John Dost, Bristol; 7. Andrew Kiedrowski, Waupaca; 8. Mike Conn, Big Bend; 9. Nick Simons, Genoa City; 10. Jason Wirth, Elkhorn; 11. John Hill, Waterford; 12. Terry Hilgendorf, McHenry, IL; 13. Steve Mueller, New Berlin; 14. Dustin Jackson, New Berlin; 15. Zeke Bishofberger, Fort Atkinson; 16. Jeremy Johnson, East Troy; 17. Lee Tibbitts, Hebron, IL(Did Not Start); 18. Tony Izzo, Capron, IL(DNS).
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: M. Simons; Atkinson; Mueller.
FAST QUALIFIER: Knurr(:16.687 seconds).
BANDIT 4-CYLINDER STOCK CARS: 15-LAP FEATURE: 1. Tony Barron, Milwaukee; 2. Scott Ellis, Lake Villa, IL; 3. Kyle Suduth, Waterford; 4. Kody Molitor, Trevor; 5. Scott Quarnstrom, Lake Villa; 6. John Cole, Palatine, IL; 7. Brad Becker, Burlington; 8. Rob Wachsmuth, Williams Bay; 9. Josh Werkmeister, Burlington.
8-LAP HEAT WINNER: Becker.
STREET STOCKS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Darryl Traber, Waterford; 2. Pat Rossman, Wadsworth, IL; 3. Charlie Pinkalla, Racine; 4. Dustin Richards, Kenosha; 5. Josh Gehrig, Pleasant Prairie; 6. Mark Baker, Big Bend; 7. Cody Erickson, Algonquin, IL; 8. Brandon Mertes, Antioch, IL; 9. Marc Caswell, West Allis; 10. Brad Caswell, West Allis; 11. Carl Sturt, Wadsworth; 12. Craig Kreuser, Kenosha; 13. Kevin Domrose, Big Bend; 14. Joe Suhfras, Hales Corners.
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Pinkalla; Erickson.
FAST QUALIFIER: Baker(:18.433 seconds).
SUBMITTED BY MICHAEL H. BABICZ (262-206-5465)

 

CHRISTOPHER BELL BACKS UP 2017 "LOU BLANEY MEMORIAL" ALL STAR SPRINT WIN AT SHARON WITH OHIO SPEEDWEEK VICTORY ON TUESDAY NIGHT; CHAS WOLBERT DOMINATES RUSH MODS FOR SEASON'S 1ST WIN

 by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH June 19, 2018 Night 5 of the 36th annual Ohio Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket for Tony Stewart's Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars presented by Mobil 1 made a stop on Tuesday night at Sharon Speedway on Tom's Sewer and Stackhouse Construction Night. Christopher Bell (All Star Sprints) and Chas Wolbert (HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds) celebrated in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane.

Last year Christopher Bell thrilled fans by winning the ninth annual "Lou Blaney Memorial" for the All Star Sprints. On Tuesday night, Bell led early before losing the lead to 10th starting Kyle Larson. While many probably thought the race was over, Bell stuck to the topside of the racey speedway, ran down Larson in traffic, and made the winning move on lap 27. Bell went on for the $5,000 victory- his second of the season with the All Stars.

"When I came here last year there was a lot more meat left on the top and it was easier to run," explained the 23-year-old Norman, Oklahoma star. "This year it was tough. Laps two, three, four I could tell the lane was going away. I started getting up along the fence and was struggling a little bit. It was a matter of staying off the wall and keeping my tires underneath me. Kyle's car has been really good and Kyle is a hell of a driver so I knew he was going to be tough to beat. I kept seeing the #57 on the scoreboard. I was kind of surprised he stayed on the bottom with those lappers and I had the open road on the top. I couldn't do it down there. I didn't have the grip to run the middle or bottom, and luckily for me the lapped cars stayed down there and kind of dirtied up the air more for him than me."

The 30-lap feature got off to an exciting start with Bell shooting from his fourth starting spot into the lead with quite the move entering turn one as Danny Dietrich, pole-sitter D.J. Foos, Cale Conley, and Rico Abreu completed the top five after lap one. Despite starting 10th, Larson was halfway to the front on lap five taking the spot away from Carson Macedo.

Aaron Reutzel, who won the May 5 All Star show at Sharon, got into the turn two fence to bring out the caution with six laps scored. When racing resumed on lap seven, Larson flew past Abreu and Foos into third. Larson then went after central Pa. standout, Danny Dietrich. The two threw sliders at each other between laps 8-10 in the battle for second before Larson got by for good on lap 10.

Larson was a near straightaway behind Bell by the time he made his way into the runner-up spot. A pair of cautions slowed action with 12 and 14 laps completed. When racing resumed on the 15th circuit, Larson made the bottom and middle work in turn four to grab the lead. Larson stretched his advantage to a half-straightaway when he caught traffic on lap 21.

Larson surprised many by moving to the bottom, while Bell continued to hammer the top. Bell began to close in. On lap 27, Larson got bottled up in traffic in addition to Reutzel slowing ahead and exiting to the infield, which allowed Bell to keep his momentum up as he blasted into the lead off turn two. Larson moved back to the top, but his efforts were futile as Bell rocketed on to his second career Sharon win by 1.472 seconds in the Ed Neumeister-owned, Linder's Speed Equipment/Dough-Si-Dough Shoppe/Fisher Performance-sponsored #11N.

Larson, who won last year's Sharon Ohio Speedweek event, settled for his second runner-up finish of 2018 Ohio Speedweek to go along with two wins in five events. Dietrich was third over Rico Abreu. Parker Price-Miller once again put on a show for the fans at Sharon charging from 22nd to fifth at the finish riding up against the fence. T.J. Michael had a great run in sixth after starting 12th. Spencer Bayston, Macedo, Chad Kemenah, and Ryan Smith completed the top 10.

Larson set fast time overall against the 48-car field in qualifying with a lap of 15.107. Bell, Foos, Caleb Helms, Michael, and Macedo won the heat races. Mitchell Wormall won the C main from 12th then went 16th to seventh in the B main, but failed to transfer to the feature. Stuart Brubaker captured the B main. Foos and Dietrich added dash wins to earn front row starting spots for the feature.

After raining out five of the first six scheduled events, the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds completed just their second event of the season with Chas Wolbert dominating the 20-lap HTMA/Precise Racing Products feature. Wolbert took the lead from Rocky Kugel on the opening lap and never looked back for the $500 victory.

"I didn't know I had that big of a lead- I was just trying to hit my marks out there," explained the 23-year-old Warren, Ohio driver. "It was a good track for me- I don't know about anyone else. This car was great. I could probably run anywhere. This is awesome. Thank you to Dave Willoughby and all the Sharon Speedway staff as they prepare an excellent track week in and week out. First and foremost I want to thank God because without him none of this would be possible along with all of my sponsors."

Wolbert's Dunkin' Donuts/C.T. Wolbert Trucking/Russ King Racing/Ohio Intra Express/MJ's Auto Repair/Crooked Pine Woodworking/955 Automotive/Kings Sanitary/Total Trumbull Sports-sponsored #c3 Bicknell took the checkered flag first for his fifth career win at Sharon by a commanding 6.860-second advantage over 2017 RUSH Weekly Series Champion, Rocky Kugel.

Tenth starting Kyle Martell passed Kole Holden on lap three to finish third. Justin Shea raced from seventh to fourth, while Holden dropped to fifth. Garrett Krummert charged from the 22nd starting spot to sixth. Opening night 14-year-old winner, Blaze Myers, was seventh as David Kalb, Jr., Josh Deems, and 17th starting Jordan Ehrenberg completed the top 10. Heat wins over the 24-car field went to Kugel, Myers, and Wolbert.

All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars (30 laps, $5,000 to-win): 1. CHRISTOPHER BELL (Neumeister 11N) 2. Kyle Larson (Silva 57) 3. Danny Dietrich (Kauffman 48) 4. Rico Abreu (24) 5. Parker Price-Miller (Destiny 4) 6. T.J. Michael (8M) 7. Spencer Bayston (Swindell 39) 8. Carson Macedo (Gaerte/Norman 3G) 9. Chad Kemenah (Hunter 10H) 10. Ryan Smith (McGhee 11) 11. Cale Conley (Jessup 7K) 12. Paul McMahan (Buch 13) 13. Jac Haudenschild (3) 14. Cap Henry (Coomer 21) 15. Gerard McIntyre, Jr. (Coldren 07) 16. Dave Blaney (Grove 70) 17. Tim Shaffer (Demyan/Rudzik 49x) 18. Mitch Harble (Prosser 19) 19. D.J. Foos (Kiser 23) 20. Brandon Spithaler (22) 21. Aaron Reutzel (Baughman 87) 22. Stuart Brubaker (35) 23. Caleb Helms (17) 24. Tony Stewart (14) 25. Gio Scelzi (Indy Parts 71) 26. Josh Baughman (17).

DNQ for the feature: George Hobaugh (40), Mitchell Wormall (97AU), Max Stambaugh (5M), Trevor Baker (45), John Garvin, Jr. (51), Carl Bowser (Chiapelli 98), Jordan Ryan (McClure 9), Adam Kekich (5K), Jessie Attard (53), Michael Bauer (46), Dan Kuriger (08), Tyler Esh (35), Frankie Nervo (21N), Ayrton Olsen (71), Jared Zimbardi (Chappel 8), Chase Baker (23), Jimmy Morris (4N), Henry Malcuit (70), Mike Marano II (34M), Lee Jacobs (Lewis 81), Jeremy Kornbau (27K), Travis Philo (5T).

HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds (20 laps, $500 to-win): 1. CHAS WOLBERT (c3) 2. Rocky Kugel (83) 3. Kyle Martell (8) 4. Justin Shea (14s) 5. Kole Holden (2) 6. Garrett Krummert (10s) 7. Blaze Myers (43JR) 8. David Kalb, Jr. (11J) 9. Josh Deems (9D) 10. Jordan Ehrenberg (JD57) 11. Gary Haupt (16) 12. Brandon Ritchey (17) 13. Steve Slater (29) 14. Justin Rasey (McMillen 6) 15. Rob Kristyak (00) 16. Tony Tatgenhorst (63) 17. Brandon Michaud (132) 18. Preston Cope (24P) 19. Lexi Couch (51) 20. Jeremy Weaver (35W) 21. Chelsie Kriegisch (10) 22. Jessica Kriegisch (63) 23. Alan Dellinger (Williams 8)-DNS 24. Cameron Nastasi (615)-DNS.

Coming up this Saturday night (June 23) will be a Menards "Super Series" event featuring the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds for $2,000 to-win, Bicknell Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modified Touring Series for $600 to-win for their "Manufacturers Night" along with the Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, and Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods. It's Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Night. Race time is 7 p.m.

Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sharonspdwy.

 

 

St Francois County Raceway MO

Hello race fans! This is your race recap for the June 16th night of racing. There were several cars in attendance for this great night of racing. Unfortunately, we did not have our 600cc Micros in attendance. This was the only night of the year where they were dropped from the schedule. Since it was Father’s Day weekend, there was a free steak dinner for the first 100 fathers through the front gate. It was a special meal that seemed to be loved by all. Now, it is time to get to the racing action.
Up first for the night of racing was the Super Street class. There were 18 Super Streets in attendance divided into three heat races. The first heat race had six cars take the green flag with Chris Boyd picking up the checkered flag in the number 70 car from the sixth starting position. Following behind him in second place was the 32 car driven by Robert Hicks with Brad Callahan finishing in third place in the 21w car.
Heat race number two had six cars take the green flag with Kevin Mosier taking the win in the number 40 car with Tony Wyatt finishing in second place in the 67 car. Third place went to the defending Super Street Track Champion Jason Neel in the number 94n car.
The third heat race also had six cars take the green flag. Finishing up front in this heat race was the 26 of Kasey Nations with Marty McCullough finishing behind him in second place. Crossing the finish line in third place was the 20 car driven by Brandon Nixon.
The main event was a 15 lap race with the 26 car of Kasey Nations taking home the trophy for the third time this season. Finishing in second place was the 40 car of Kevin Mosier with Jason Neel finishing in third place in the 94n car which was enough to pick up the BSB Manufacturing Go Fast Award for the night. Crossing the finish line in fourth place was Brandon Nixon in the 20 car. Finishing in fifth place was the 70 car driven by Chris Boyd. After a mid-race accident while leading the race, Boyd managed to make his way back up to get a top five finish.
Running second was the B-Modified class. There were 27 B-Modifieds in attendance divided into four heat races. The first heat race had seven cars scheduled to start the race, but only six cars took the green flag. Of those six cars, the 147 of Kyle Stolzer took the checkered flag with Ethan Steers finishing in second place in the 45 car. Crossing the finish line in third place was the 74 car driven by Jeff Whitter.
Heat race number two also had seven cars scheduled to start with only six cars taking the green flag. Taking the win in heat race number two was the 25 car of Patrick DeNoyer. Finishing in second place was the 20s car driven by Eddie Smith with Allen Meyer Jr finishing in third place in the 2m car.
The third heat race had seven cars take the green flag with Chuck Goodman crossing the finish line in first place behind the wheel of the 327 machine. Finishing in second place was the 84g car of Gary Gross with Josh Gibson finishing in third place in the 8g1 car.
The fourth heat race had six cars take the green flag with Jeremy Welborn finishing in first place in the 27w car. Finishing in second place was the 4 of Ken Huber while Tyson Fallert finished in third place in the 24f car.
Since only 20 cars can start the main event, there had to be a B-Main event for the B-Modified class. The top four from the B-main transfer to the main event. Those four cars include the B-Main winner Johnny Crump in the 27j car with Duane Eckhoff finishing in second place in the 12e car. Crossing the finish line in third place was the Jimmy Thurman in the 77t car with Tyler Helm picking up the fourth and final transfer spot in the 69h car.
The main event was scheduled to be a 15 lap race that unfortunately was brought to an end early due to the time limit. Picking up the win was the 147 car driven by Kyle Stolzer with Chuck Goodman finishing in second place in the 327 car. Third place went to Jeremy Welborn in the 27w car while Patrick DeNoyer finished in fourth place in the 25 car. Finishing in the fifth position was the 74 car of Jeff Whitter. The BSB Manufacturing Award Winner was the 12e car of Duane Eckhoff for passing seven cars to finish eleventh.
Up next was the Sprint Car class. There were 21 Sprint Cars in attendance divided into three heat races. The first heat race had seven cars take the green flag with Jacob Patton picking up the checkered in the 79j car. Crossing the finish line in second place was the 67 of Joey Boyd with Dusty Homan finishing in third place in the 10 car.
Heat race number two also had seven cars take the green flag. Picking up the win was the 87 car driven by Kent Buckley. Finishing in second place was the 35 car of Joey Montgomery with Tommy Worley Jr finishing in third place in the 7c car.
The third heat race had seven cars scheduled to start the race with only six cars taking the green flag. Finishing out front was the 49 car of Howard Moore with Carl Finder finishing in second place in the 360 car. Crossing the finish line in third place was the 98 car driven by Bobby Duncan.
The Sprint Car dash was a six car, six lap race that lasted barely over a minute. Picking up the win was the 35 car with Joey Montgomery behind the wheel. Second place went to the 87 car of Kent Buckley with Jacob Patton finishing in third place in the 79j car.
The main event was a 25 lap race to the finish with Jacob Patton picking up the checkered in his number 79j car with Kent Buckley finishing in second place in the 87 car. Crossing the finish line in third place was the 7c car with Tommy Worley Jr behind the wheel. Wall of Famer Timmy Montgomery finished in fourth place behind the wheel of the 32 car. Crossing the finish line in fifth place, from the thirteenth starting position, was the Hard Charger Award Winner Terry Babb behind the wheel of the 47 car.
Running last for the night was the A-Modified class. There were 18 A-Modifieds in attendance divided into three heat races. The first heat race had six cars take the green flag with Terry Johnson picking up the checkered flag in the 32j car with Matt Dickerman finishing in second place in the 18d car. Finishing third in this heat was the 21 car with Chasten Boen behind the wheel.
Heat race number two also had six cars take the green flag. Picking up the win in heat race number two was the 4g car of Eddie Gross. Finishing in second place was the 69x car driven by David Chilton with Darryll Dickerson finishing in third place in the 44 car.
The third heat race also had six cars take the green flag. The one picking up the win in this heat was Tim Nash behind the wheel of the 7 car. Taking second place was the 80 car of Tony Walker while Mike Savage finished in third place in the m1 car.
The main event was a 20 lap race with Tim Nash taking home the win in the 7 car with Eddie Gross finishing in second place in the 4g car. Crossing the finish line in third place was the BSB Manufacturing Go Fast Award Winner Mike Savage in the m1 for passing six cars. Fourth place went to Matt Dickerman in the 18d car with Danny Resinger finishing in fifth place in the 15 car.

 

Hibbard Gets Second Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car Feature Win At Southern Oregon Speedway

By Don Martin II White City, Oregon...June 16...David Hibbard collected the victory in the 25 lap Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. Hibbard was running along in second when misfortune struck leader Kyler Barraza, handing the lead to Hibbard. This was the second win of the season for Hibbard aboard his Dave's Carpet & Vinyl Liquidators Sprinter, and it enabled him to increase his lead in the standings by a few more points.

The field increased to 20 cars with the addition of several visitors, and this was the biggest car count the track had seen for a regular Sprint Car point race in many years. Championship contender Jeffrey Hudson won the first of three eight lap heat races ahead of Bailey Hibbard. Barraza outran David Hibbard to win the second heat, and rookie AJ Harbaugh held off Theron Smith to win the third heat. The Top 2 finishers in each heat ran the six lap Scramble race to determine the front three rows for the Main Event, and Barraza picked up the win in that race ahead of David Hibbard.

David Hibbard charged into the lead at the start of the Main Event, followed by Barraza and Bailey Hibbard. A red flag flew on lap two when Tyrell Mead and another competitor made contact on the backstretch, sending Mead cartwheeling several times. He was not injured, but his race was over. David Hibbard continued to lead Barraza and Bailey Hibbard on the restart and through a pair of yellow flags. However, Barraza made a move into the lead on lap 7. Just a few laps later, Barraza was working slower traffic before Bailey Hibbard spun in Turn 2 for a yellow flag on lap 10. Barraza continued to lead David Hibbard and Hudson on the restart. Just a few laps later, Barraza was again working slower traffic when misfortune struck. Attempting to pass Steve Thompson on the outside as Thompson turned to the Turn 1 exit to pit resulted in Barraza flipping in Turn 1 to end his race. Suddenly, David Hibbard found himself leading Hudson and Enrique Jaime on the restart. One last yellow flag flew on lap 22 for Tanner Holmes. This didn't stop David Hibbard as he led the final two laps to score the victory. Hudson was a season-best second, followed by Jaime, Kinzer Cox, Hedge Carter, Justin Walker, Charlie Thompson, Aaron Miller, Todd Whipple and Colby Carter.

The Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars return on June 30th as part of the Veteran's Night event, which will also include Late Models, Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stocks, JOAT Labs Hornets, OTRO Hardtops, Southern Oregon Dwarf Cars and a Silva's Painting Destruction Derby. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeeedway.com.

Race Results Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars

Heat 1-Jeffrey Hudson, Bailey Hibbard, Enrique Jaime, Aaron Miller, Kinzer Cox, Blaine Cory, Justin Walker.

Heat 2-Kyler Barraza, David Hibbard, Stephen Snawder, Steve Thompson, Charlie Thompson, Tyrrell Mead, Tanner Holmes.

Heat 3-AJ Harbaugh, Theron Smith, Todd Whipple, Hedge Carter, Calvin Hibbard, Colby Carter.

Scramble-Kyler Barraza, David Hibbard, AJ Harbaugh, Bailey Hibbard, Jeffrey Hudson, Theron Smith.

Main Event-David Hibbard, Jeffrey Hudson, Enrique Jaime, Kinzer Cox, Hedge Carter, Justin Walker, Charlie Thompson, Aaron Miller, Todd Whipple, Colby Carter, Bailey Hibbard, AJ Harbaugh, Tanner Holmes, Steven Snawder, Blaine Cory, Steve Thompson, Kyler Barraza, Theron Smith, Tyrell Mead, Calvin Hibbard NS.

 

 

Southern Ontario Sprints: Dylan Westbrook Steals SOS Season Opening Win From Mitch Brown at Brighton

By Clayton Johns

BRIGHTON, Ont. (June 16, 2018) – Dylan Westbrook ran down Mitch Brown in lapped traffic and passed him on lap 24 before leading the final two laps to secure victory in a non-stop Southern Ontario Sprints season opener at Brighton Speedway on Saturday night.

Brown and Kyle Fraser started on the front row for the 25-lap feature with Brown jumping out to an early lead aboard his familiar blue No.10. Third-starting Jake Brown tried to take second from Fraser in the early laps, but stuck to third while seventh-starting Cory Turner raced forward to fourth over the opening two laps and Westbrook followed closely behind into the top-five.

By lap five, Mitch Brown had already found his way into lapped traffic and had opened a 10 car-length lead over Fraser. As Brown navigated the slower cars, Turner tracked down Fraser and made the pass for second on lap 10 with Westbrook following him through the open hole to take third.

At the halfway mark, Mitch Brown held a half straightaway lead over Turner and Westbrook, who were nose to tail for the second spot. Brown worked the bottom groove of the speedway whenever he could in traffic while Turner and Westbrook preferred the top against a very thin cushion. On lap 17, Westbrook’s momentum in the outside lane propelled him to second in turn two just as Turner was forced to let off the gas to avoid collision with a slower car.

Two laps later, Westbrook had erased Brown’s lead and on lap 19 the two drivers were side-by-side for the race lead with a pair of lapped cars battling in the same fashion just in front. Westbrook took the outside lane to the lead in turn two, but Brown threaded the needle back through the lapped cars to retain the point at the start-finish line.

With two laps remaining, Westbrook was back in the outside lane and had the preferred track position as Brown was forced behind a lapped car and surrendered the lead on the backstretch. With less than two laps to go, Brown ran out of time to rebuild his momentum for a final run at Westbrook and settled for second. Cory Turner earned a third-place finish to round out the podium.

Ryan Turner made some late passes to earn a fourth-place finish while former series champion Chris Jones completed the top-five. Jake Brown, Fraser, Steve Lyons, Warren Mahoney and Jamie Turner made-up the top-10.

Mitch Brown, Steve Lyons and Kyle Fraser won qualifying heat races while Mitch Brown also picked up the Dash for Cash win presented by Docks R Us and 4 Points Sheraton hotel.

The Southern Ontario Sprints continue their 2018 season next Saturday, June 23 at Merrittville Speedway in Thorold, Ont. Race time is 7:00pm. For additional event information, visit www.merrittvillespeedway.com.

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS RACE REPORT 2018 SEASON EVENT #1 – SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2018 BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY – BRIGHTON ON

ENTRY LIST (Number Name – Hometown)

01 Kyle Fraser – White Lake, ON

9 Steve Lyons – Carlisle, ON

10 Mitch Brown – Brantford, ON

11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre, ON 11j Chris Jones – Picton, ON

15 Mike Ferrell – London, ON 15aw April Wilson – Joyceville, ON 21 Kyle Phillips – Grand Island, NY

22 Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne, ON

22x Al Giletta Jr. – St. Catharines, ON

f22 Jim Porter – Grand Island, NY

25 Warren Mahoney – Lefroy, ON

27z Stan Zanchin – Fort Erie, ON

47x Dylan Westbrook – Scotland, ON

55 Mike Thorne – Caledonia, ON

66 Frank Baranowski – Mount Hope, ON

71s Josh Sliter – Port Colborne, ON 84 Tyler Rand – Picton, ON

91 Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre, ON 97 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre, ON

98 Paul Pekkonen – Brockville, ON 110 Jake Brown – Brantford, ON

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – No Time – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 10 Mitch Brown (2)

2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (4)

3. 11j Chris Jones (1)

4. 11 Jamie Turner (7)

5. 15aw April Wilson (8)

6. 27z Stan Zanchin (3)

7. 55 Mike Thorne (6)

8. DNF 21 Kyle Phillips (5)

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – 1:52.886 – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 9 Steve Lyons (2)

2. 91 Ryan Turner (4)

3. 110 Jake Brown (3)

4. 84 Tyler Rand (7)

5. 66 Frank Baranowski (6)

6. 71s Josh Sliter (5)

7. 22x Al Giletta Jr. (1)

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – 1:51.135 – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 01 Kyle Fraser (2)

2. 25 Warren Mahoney (3)

3. 97 Cory Turner (7)

4. f22 Jim Porter (5)

5. 98 Paul Pekkonen (4)

6. 15 Mike Ferrell (1)

7. 22 Shawn Sliter (6)

DASH FOR CASH (10 Laps – 2:18.963 – Presented by Docks R Us and 4 Points Sheraton)

1. 10 Mitch Brown (1)

2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (4)

3. 9 Steve Lyons (2)

4. 25 Warren Mahoney (6)

5. 01 Kyle Fraser (3)

6. 91 Ryan Turner (5)

FEATURE (25 laps – 6:17.562) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (9)

2. 10 Mitch Brown (1)

3. 97 Cory Turner (7)

4. 91 Ryan Turner (8)

5. 11j Chris Jones (6)

6. 110 Jake Brown (3)

7. 01 Kyle Fraser (2)

8. 9 Steve Lyons (4)

9. 25 Warren Mahoney (5)

10. 11 Jamie Turner (10)

11. 55 Mike Thorne (19)

12. 98 Paul Pekkonen (15)

13. f22 Jim Porter (12)

14. 84 Tyler Rand (11)

15. 22 Shawn Sliter (21)

16. 15aw April Wilson (13)

17. 66 Frank Baranowski (14)

18. 27z Stan Zanchin (16)

19. 15 Mike Ferrell (18)

20. 22x Al Giletta Jr. (20)

21. 71s Josh Sliter (17)

DNS 21 Kyle Phillips (22)

A-Feature Lap Leaders – Mitch Brown 1-23, Dylan Westbrook 24-25 Hard Charger – Dylan Westbrook +8 (9th to 1st)

2018 SEASON FEATURE WINNERS Dylan Westbrook – 1 (Brighton Speedway – June 16)

UP NEXT: Merrittville Speedway, Thorold, Ont. – Saturday, June 23, 2018

About the Southern Ontario Sprints: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. 2018 marks the 23rd year of operation for the Southern Ontario Sprints. The Southern Ontario Sprints would like to thank their 2018 partners, including the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum, www.ImageFactor.ca, and Kreitz Oval Track Parts

Website: www.SouthernOntarioSprints.com Twitter: @SOSsprints Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SouthernOntarioSprints YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/SOSsprints

 


 

Aaron Turkey Scores Second Tour Win In Inaugural Action Sprint Tour Stop at Humberstone

 PORT COLBORNE, Ont. – (June 17, 2018) – Aaron Turkey took full advantage of his pole starting position led all 20 laps of the Feature event to score his second career Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com win in the series’ inaugural stop at Humberstone Speedway on Saturday night. The Ohsweken, Ont. driver turned in a perfect score card as he won his heat race before selecting the pole in the pre-race redraw and then held off teammate Holly Porter in the main event.

“It’s really cool,” Turkey said of the victory. “I’m shocked I did it on the bottom. I usually like cruising around on the high side, but I’m really glad to get it done.”

Turkey and Porter started on the front row for the 20-lap Feature. The two drivers claimed the front row starting spots via the redraw after winning their respective heat races. Both drivers elected to keep their front row starting spot and declined to take the Durnin Motors Front Row challenge where they would have dropped to the 12th starting spot for a chance at a $500 bonus if they could score the win.

When the green flag dropped, a handful of early cautions slowed the race, including one involving Ryan Hunsinger, who spun in a battle for third and collected point leader Shone Evans, ending his night. Turkey pulled away on the restart, anchoring his car to the bottom lane. Behind him, Porter and local driver Jacob Dykstra of Port Colborne, Ont. raced away from the rest of the pack. Tenth-starting Brad Herron made his move forward despite a collapsed left side board on the top wing of his No.12, racing up to fifth before the third and final caution of the race for a spun Jerry Hill on lap eight.

On the ensuing restart, Turkey was again able to pull ahead of Porter who stayed within striking distance for some time before eventually fading back to a half straightaway deficit while still maintaining a five car-length lead over Dykstra.

“The track got really slick and really technical, but it was a lot of fun,” Porter said following her second-place finish.

Rounding out the top-five was Herron, who earned the night’s hard charger award with a drive from 10th to a fourth-place finish, and youngster Liam Martin in fifth.

The incident to Evans dropped him to second in the championship standings and allowed Jesse Costa, who entered the race second in the standings, to take over the point lead with a seventh-place finish.

The Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com returns to action on Saturday. July 28 with a return appearance to Merrittville Speedway in Thorold, Ontario. Shone Evans won the Series’ first stop there in May. For more information on the Action Sprint Tour, including a full scheduled, points, purses and point fund, visit www.ActionSprintTour.com. ------------------------------ Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com Race Report June 17, 2018 Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada Total Entries – 19

Entry List No. Name – Hometown 08 Steven Beckett – Fonthill, Ont. 1 Holly Porter – Delhi, Ont. 1eh Paul Klager – Beamsville, Ont. 3b Blaine Barrow – Welland, Ont. 4 Hannah Ferrell – Vanessa, Ont. 5d Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, Ont. 9c Brian Nanticoke – Ohsweken, Ont. 12 Brad Herron – Waterford, Ont. 22jr Al Gilletta Jr. – St. Catharines, Ont. 29 Liam Martin – Binbrook, Ont. 43h Ryan Hunsinger – Stouffville, Ont. 49h Jerry Hill – Hagersville, Ont. 51 Trevor Young – Ancaster, Ont. 52 Jesse Costa – St. Thomas, Ont. 56 Dereck Lemyre – Hamilton, Ont. 68 Aaron Turkey – Ohsweken, Ont. 74 Rob Neely – Rockwood, Ont. 87x Shone Evans – Scotland, Ont. 88h Josh Hansen – Beamsville, Ont.

A-Feature (20 laps) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 68 Aaron Turkey (1); 2. 1 Holly Porter (2); 3. 5d Jacob Dykstra (3); 4. 12 Brad Herron (10); 5. 29 Liam Martin (4); 6. 56 Dereck Lemyre (6); 7. 52 Jesse Costa (11); 8. 08 Steven Beckett (8); 9. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (5); 10. 1eh Paul Klager (14); 11. 4 Hannah Ferrell (13); 12. 74 Rob Neely (17); 13. 88h Josh Hansen (9); 14. 22 Al Gilletta Jr. (12); 15. 9c Brian Nanticoke (15); 16. 3b Blaine Barrow (19); 17. 51 Trevor Young (16); 18. 87x Shone Evans (7); 19. 49h Jerry Hill (18) A-Feature Lap Leaders – Aaron Turkey 1-20 Hard Charger – Brad Herron +6 (10th to 4th) Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCqhWlFsP4M&feature=youtu.be

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 2 Redraw – All Cars Qualify) Finish. # Name, (Starting Position) 1. 1 Holly Porter (7); 2. 56 Dereck Lemyre (2); 3. 87x Shone Evans (6); 4. 12 Brad Herron (4); 5. 4 Hannah Ferrell (5); 6. 51 Trevor Young (3); 7. 3b Blaine Barrow (1) Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZO62kEgMpI&feature=youtu.be

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 2 Redraw – All Cars Qualify) Finish. # Name, (Starting Position) 1. 29 Liam Martin (1); 2. 5d Jacob Dykstra (3); 3. 08 Steven Beckett (2); 4. 52 Jesse Costa (4); 5. 1eh Paul Klager (6); 6. 74 Rob Neely (5) Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws8g5IuXBzg&feature=youtu.be

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 2 Redraw – All Cars Qualify) Finish. # Name, (Starting Position) 1. 68 Aaron Turkey (6); 2. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (3); 3. 88h Josh Hansen (1); 4. 22 Al Gilletta Jr. (2); 5. 9c Brian Nanticoke (5); 6. 49h Jerry Hill (4) Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggvUx3B9QCw&feature=youtu.be

2018 Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com Schedule Fri. May 18 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont. – Winner: Aaron Turkey Mon. May 21 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner: Shone Evans Sat. June 9 – South Buxton Raceway – Merlin, Ont. – Winner: Shone Evans Sun. June 17 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. – Winner: Aaron Turkey Sat. July 28 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. Fri. Aug. 3 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont. Sun. Aug. 12 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. Sat. Aug. 18 – Brighton Speedway – Brighton, Ont. Sun. Sept. 2 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. Fri. Sept. 7 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont.

 

BRADY WONDERLING CAPTURES 1ST CAREER SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOURING SERIES VICTORY AFTER DOMINATING ALL NIGHT IN THE "BILL EMIG MEMORIAL" AT TRI-CITY; ARNIE KENT WINS HIS 2ND OF THE SEASON IN 1ST RUSH SPRINT RACE AT TRI-CITY
June 17, 2018
(By Mike Leone)

(Franklin, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance had a doubleheader on Sunday evening at Tri-City Raceway Park for the annual "Bill Emig Memorial". The Sweeney Late Model Touring Series made its first of two appearances in race #7 of the 2018 season, while the RUSH Sprint Cars were also making their first of two Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series appearances as Brady Wonderling (Late Models) and Arnie Kent (Sprints) were victorious. Tri-City owner Mark Tatalovic put down a new surface in both turns since the last race at the track and received rave reviews from the racers.

One year after his brother Jeremy won the "Bill Emig Memorial" at Tri-City, Brady Wonderling put on a dominating performance on Sunday night setting fast time in $100 FK Rod Ends "Shock the Clock" qualifying, winning his FK Rod Ends heat race, and leading all 30 laps of the feature to capture his first career Sweeney Late Model Touring Series victory. All told, Wonderling earned $2,125 for the night plus received a beautiful wooden, laser etched award as he became the fourth new Touring Series winner in seven races this season! The Wonderlings are now the first brother tandem to win the "Bill Emig Memorial" in the long history of the event dating back to the early 1990s in various Modified classes!

"What a nice race track," expressed the 42-year-old Scio, NY driver. "If we could race on stuff like this all the time it would be awesome. It means something to win any race, but to win something special like this is really cool. I can hang this (wooden award) in my restaurant like the one my brother got so the whole public can see this. We've been working on getting this car better. I have to thank TBR (Team Blair Racing); they've really helped us and got us going along with Ryan and Randy Ralyea- they own this thing. I couldn't ask for anything better to drive."

Brady Wonderling powered around dash winner, Jason Genco, on the outside to race to the early with Genco settling into second over Adam Ferri and brothers Jason and Brian Knowles. The top three of Wonderling, Genco, and Ferri quickly began to pull away on lap three before a caution for Paul Norman, who spun in turn four.

When racing resumed, Ferri passed Genco for second. Genco slid back another spot when Jason Knowles went by for third on lap five; however, Knowles missed his mark on lap six allowing Genco to get back by, while Jeremy Wonderling moved into the top five. Meanwhile back up front, Brady Wonderling and Ferri began to distance themselves from the field on lap seven. Two laps later, Jeremy Wonderling grabbed fourth from the #4 of Jason Knowles on lap nine. Knowles then lost the handle spinning out of the fifth position with Colby Beighey also involved with 13 laps completed.

The next 16 laps would go caution free until Tony White slowed to bring out the caution on the final lap setting up a one-lap shootout to the finish. Brady Wonderling chose the bottom for the double file restart and took off, while Ferri didn't get a good restart as Genco, Jeremy Wonderling, and J.J. Mazur snuck by.

At the finish, Brady Wonderling crossed first by a margin of 0.465 of a second in the Randy Ralyea-owned #z1. Wonderling became the 33rd driver in the history of the Series to win a Sweeney Tour event. In his first season of Touring, Wonderling now moves into third place in points with his fourth straight top nine finish including two top two finishes in the last three races.

Genco, who is also in his first year of Touring, is showing he's primed for a title run. Genco crossed the finish in second for his third straight top four finish, which includes his first career Tour win on June 2 at Genesee. Genco earned $1,000 for runner-up, $100 for winning the "John Buzzard Memorial" Dash and $25 for winning the second FK Rod Ends heat race bringing his night's winnings to $1,125 for the J.P. Craig/Jason Badgley #29J team.

Jeremy Wonderling was able to maintain his points lead with his third place finish after starting sixth as he rebounded from a surprisingly poor 12th place qualifying effort. Despite not winning a feature yet this season, Wonderling has rattled off three podium finishes in his last four races and hasn't finished worse than 12th all season.

Last Sunday at Eriez, Mazur recorded his season's first top 10 in ninth and improved on that Sunday at Tri-City with a fourth place finish after starting eighth. After running second for 25 laps, Ferri faded to a disappointing fifth at the finish nonetheless was able to beat his prior career best Tour finish of ninth from two races ago at Genesee.

In his first Tour start of the season and just second of his career, Colby Beighey had a solid night. Beighey qualified second fastest. After getting caught up in Jason Knowles' spin, Beighey came back from the tail to finish sixth. For the second straight race, Chad Sines was the Precise Racing Products "Pedal Down" Hard Charger. Sines went 12th to seventh to earn another $100 gift card. "Futures Cup" racers Kyle Murray and Cory Lawler were eighth and ninth. It was Lawler's third straight top 10 finish. Veteran Sweeney Touring Series regular, Brian Knowles, made his first Tour start of the season and was 10th.

During qualifying, Cory Sines got too and went sliding into the turn two barrels as the damage received ended his night. Sines was awarded the TBM Brakes "Tough Brake of the Night" recipient. Jason Knowles was selected as the Dirt Defender "Defensive Drive of the Night" recipient after holding off Jeremy Wonderling during his heat race to qualify for the dash.

Despite being the last race of the night, the RUSH Sprint Cars put on a tremendous show for the fans as Arnie Kent held off fifth starting Chad Ruhlman to capture his second Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series victory of the season. Kent also denied Ruhlman of his fourth straight win in his fourth start of the season.

"This means a lot to win this race," stated the 53-year-old New Castle, Pa. Sprint Car veteran. "I grew up around Bill Emig's race cars when I was young so to win this in his memory and to have my dad here with me on Father's Day is pretty special. That was a lot of fun out there. The track was great and as slick as it was I don't think the 410s (Sprints) would have been much faster or better racing. I knew Chad (Ruhlman) was coming and knew he'd have to make quite a move on the outside to get by me."

Kent started on the pole and led the opening lap, but it was Brandon Hawkins making the pass for the lead on lap two. Ruhlman was up to fourth on lap three then passed Zach Morrow for the third one lap later with sixth starting Gale Ruth, Jr. sliding into fourth. On lap six, Kent regained the lead, which would turn out to be the winning pass. Ruhlman started putting pressure on Hawkins on lap eight and the two ran side-by-side over the next three laps with Ruhlman finally getting by on lap 10. Kent had a half-straightaway lead with five to go, but Ruhlman got the caution he needed when points leader Ruth got into Hawkins sending both spinning in the battle for third.

The final five laps saw Ruhlman all over Kent, but Kent hit his marks as he took the $500 victory by 0.212 of a second in his Equipment Rental Options-sponsored #18. Morrow, who won a go-kart race in 2011 on the old infield track at Tri-City, was third for his fourth top five of the season. Dave Hawkins worked his way from seventh to fourth matching his season's best finish, while Dalton Daniels completed the top five. Ruhlman and Ruth won the heat races.

The Sweeney Late Model Tour will be off until Tuesday, July 3 for the first ever event at Weedsport (NY) Speedway that will be televised by MAVTV/Speed Sport. The $2,000 to-win Marquee Event will be race #8 of the 2018 season. The Sprint Cars will be in action on Wednesday night (June 20) at Lernerville Speedway for the second of five "Wednesday Night Lightning" events.

Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Late Model Touring Series Race #7 "Bill Emig Memorial" (30 laps, $2,000 to-win): 1. BRADY WONDERLING (Ralyea z1) 2. Jason Genco (Craig/Badgley 29J) 3. Jeremy Wonderling (3J) 4. J.J. Mazur (13) 5. Adam Ferri (66) 6. Colby Beighey (36B) 7. Chad Sines (15) 8. Kyle Murray (21) 9. Cory Lawler (93) 10. Brian Knowles (7) 11. Tony White (27T) 12. Jason Knowles (4) 13. Randy Ralyea (2R) 14. Paul Norman (6) 15. Bill Kessler (09)-DNS 16. Cory Sines (9s)-DNS 17. Pete Wearing (111)-DSQ.

Car Count: 17
Margin of Victory: 0.465 of a second
Feature Lap Leaders: Wonderling (1-30)
Precise Racing Products "Pedal Down Hard Charger": Chad Sines (+5)
Dirt Defender "Defensive Drive of the Night": Jason Knowles
TBM Brakes "Tough Brake of the Night": Cory Sines

FK Rod Ends "Shock the Clock" Qualifying ($100 for fast time): 1. Brady Wonderling 20.423 2. Colby Beighey 20.648 3. Tony White 20.757 4. Jason Genco 20.779 5. Adam Ferri 20.835 6. Jason Knowles 20.892 7. Cory Lawler 20.895 8. J.J. Mazur 20.912 9. Kyle Murray 21.003 10. Chad Sines 21.042 11. Brian Knowles 21.147 12. Jeremy Wonderling 21.187 13. Paul Norman 21.385 14. Bill Kessler 21.490 15. Cory Sines 21.678 16. Randy Ralyea DSQ (light) 17. Pete Wearing DSQ.

FK Rod Ends Heat 1 (8 laps, $25 to-win) 1. B. Wonderling 2. Ferri 3. J. Knowles 4. Lawler 5. Murray 6. White 7. Norman-DNS 8. Co. Sines-DNS 9. Wearing-DSQ.

FK Rod Ends Heat 2 (8 laps, $25 to-win): 1. Genco 2. J. Knowles 3. J. Wonderling 4. Mazur 5. Beighey 6. Ch. Sines 7. Ralyea 8. Kessler.

"John Buzzard Memorial" Dash (4 laps, $100 to-win): 1. Genco 2. B. Wonderling 3. Ferri 4. J. Knowles-DNS.

Sweeney RUSH Sprint Cars Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Race #6 (15 laps, $500 to-win): 1. ARNIE KENT (18) 2. Chad Ruhlman (87R) 3. Zach Morrow (27) 4. Dave Hawkins (27) 5. Dalton Daniels (23) 6. Shawn Smith (36) 7. Gale Ruth, Jr. (Culver 1c) 8. Tyler Powell (35) 9. Joe McEwen (Mahoney/Eckart 9J) 10. Brandon Hawkins (27H) 11. Steve Cousins (56) 12. Scott Hawkins (37).

RUSH Late Model marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Dynamic Drivelines, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Pancho's Racing Products, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring, Schwartzmiller Ground Maintenance, CrateInsider.com, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.

 

 

Shawn Donath Back in Victory Lane with Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Win at Utica-Rome Speedway

By MIKE MALLETT

VERNON, NY – It’s been over four years since Shawn Donath last visited victory lane with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS). The veteran pilot from South Onondaga, N.Y., has his fair share of just bad luck. That was until this past Sunday when the ESS made their first appearance of the 2018 racing season at the Utica-Rome Speedway.

Donath dominated the 25-lap A-Main to score his seventh career feature win with the club and his first since April of 2014. Donath drove to the lead early in the main-event on the outside of the speedway before holding off the challenges of Bryan Howland late to secure the E&V Energy, NAPA Auto Parts, Mach 1 Chassis feature victory.

“It’s huge for everybody that puts so much effort into this whole program,” stated Donath after the win. “We’ve been struggling for a few years. It’s been a huge building project with the chassis deal (Panther Frameworx) and motor deal (Donath MotorWorx). This is huge for my family, my team with everything we are involved in. Happy Father’s Day to my dad, he is a machine. If you guys knew the work he puts in, it’s unbelievable.”

Bobby Varin went off from the pole position with Billy VanInwegen on the outside. The duo battled side-by-side for the first circuit with Varin leading the way. Donath, who started fourth, made his move on the second lap going to the outside of turns one and two to get by Varin for the lead.

Donath set a lightning pace in his brand new chassis No. 53 encountering slower traffic by the eighth circuit. As he paced the field, Bryan Howland put the pressure on Varin for the runner-up position.

They race reached the mid-point with Donath on the point racing in very intense traffic. Howland was in pursuit after disposing of Varin. He was making the most of his cars maneuverability to move around the racing surface.

Seventh place started Matt Tanner entered the fray as he moved into third on lap 15 with one of the fastest cars on the race track. He was gaining on the top two as they negotiated slower cars at the back of the field.

The final five laps of the race saw Donath locked down on the bottom of the speedway with lapped cars racing all around him. This slowed his pace allowing Howland and Tanner to close. Howland got to within in a few car-lengths with two laps remaining.

“I had no idea where they were,” noted Donath of the competition. “I caught the 19 (Paul Kinney) and he was racing me pretty hard. I thought I saw somebody come alongside, I was hoping to not throw it away. The car was good in the black, on the bottom, it didn’t matter. It was on rails. It is the first night in this car and I couldn’t be happier.”

On the final lap of the race Donath stayed on the inside groove while Howland elected to go the top. The pair were close down the backstretch was Howland throwing the Hail Mary in turns three and four. Howland went up the track with Donath turning hard off the bottom to hold him off for the $2,060 win.

Howland, of Union Springs, N.Y., had to settle for second after his late charge. He admitted afterwards he didn’t feel like his car was as good as it needed to be to beat Donath.

“It was hooked up pretty good,” stated Howland about his No. 51. “I think partially I caught up to him (Donath) was because of lapped traffic. I think if he would have cleared it he would have taken off again. His car was really good. Looking at it, it was exactly the way I wanted my car to drive.”

Tanner made the late charge only to come up short in the third position. It was a much needed podium run for the Stephentown, N.Y., driver.

“The track was right in our wheel house tonight,” commented Tanner. “It’s definitely been a struggle the first part of the year here. We’ve been going better the last couple of weeks. If we had a little luck I think we would have had something for these guys. Definitely a good run and something to build on.”

Danny Varin made a late move to get by his father Bobby for the fourth spot forcing Bobby to be happy with fifth.

ESS NOTES - A total of 36 sprints filled the pits on the make up date from the Memorial Day Weekend rain out….The win by Donath makes it eight different winners in nine events for far in 2018…The Lucas Oil ESS Gang will now take two weekends off before it’s the Sixth Annual Donath MotorWorx CNY Speedweek that start on the 4th of July at Can-Am followed by Land of Legends, Brewerton, Fulton and capping off at Utica-Rome.

Lucas Oil ESS/Mach 1 Chassis A-Main Utica-Rome Speedway – Shawn Donath ($2,060), Bryan Howland ($1,035), Matt Tanner ($860), Danny Varin ($630), Bobby Varin ($630), Billy VanInwegen ($470), Paulie Colagiovanni ($455), Chuck Hebing ($420), Matt Billings ($635), Mike Mahaney ($525), Jonathan Preston ($395), Parker Evans ($370), Dylan Swiernik ($300), Jason Barney ($400), Coleman Gulick ($300), Cory Sparks ($300), Josh Pieniazek ($450), Paul Kinney ($300), Kelly Hebing ($325), Scott Holcomb ($300), Denny Peebles ($300), Mike Kiser ($350), Jeff Cook ($300), Chad Miller ($100), Sam Reakes IV ($350), Dave Axton ($100)

Did Not Qualify – Josh Flint, Pete Richardson, Keith Granholm, Steve Glover, Jeremiah Munson, Emily VanInwegen, Joe August, Tyler Trump, Brett Wright, Dalton Herrick

ESS Bonuses:

E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time – Howland, Tanner, K. Hebing, Pieniazek $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – B. Varin, Tanner, Colagiovanni, Billings $25

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Donath $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – B. Varin $50

Insinger Performance Hard Charger – Barney (10 pos), $50

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals 14th Anniversary – Barney $50

Fondations 55 Last Car Lead Lap – Pieniazek $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Evans - $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – B. Varin $25

SUNY Canton Smart Finish – Preston $35

Marty Beberwyck/Ric Lucia/Cobra Coaches Dash – Mahaney ($125), Pieniazek ($75), Kiser ($50), Reakes IV ($50)

Ashley Lynn Winery Podium – Donath, Howland, Tanner $10

Hoosier Tire – Billings $200

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

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

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, E3 Spark Plugs, Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels, 1000 Islands RV Centre, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Ohsweken Speedway/Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, Cobra Coaches, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, SUNY Canton, Pinnacle Employee Services, Engler Machine and Tool, Kevin Nouse Design/K1 Racegear, Winters Performance, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Caprara Ford/Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

Barnes, Syrell Racing Sweep Novelis Supermodified Twin 35's

OSWEGO, NY (June 17, 2018) - For the first time since his unforgettable Championship Night drive to victory in 2016, Michael Barnes and the Syrell Racing No. 68 were back in Oswego Speedway victory lane on two occasions this past Saturday night. ‘The Hustler’ swept the Novelis Supermodified Twin 35’s presented by Burke’s Do It Best Home Center and Bosco & Geers in sole possession of victory for the first time since Doug Didero pulled the trick back in 1995.

Dave Gruel and Dave Shullick Jr. lead the first Twin 35 to green with Shullick jumping to the point from the outside part of the speedway almost immediately.

Fourth starting Aric Iosue jumped in front of third starting Dave Danzer to take away the final podium position before the completion of lap 1 with the third row of Michael Barnes and Otto Sitterly doing battle just behind them.

Barnes and Sitterly soon both cleared the Danzer No. 52 to take over third and fourth with Keith Shampine following suit from the seventh spot right on Barnes’ back bumper.

By lap five, Sitterly was on the move getting by Barnes and Iosue, and then shooting under Gruel in turns three and four to take over second and begin to chase down leader Shullick who was since long gone.

Approaching the halfway point, Dan Connors Jr. took a nasty ride into the frontstretch wall when a part failed on the No. 01. Connors road the steel all the way into the turn 1 foam before the car finally came to rest. All corners of the family owned racer were more or less a write off, but Connors was OK.

The Canale Insurance & Accounting yellow for Connors drew the field together and out of lapped traffic with 17 laps to go as Shullick lead Sitterly, Barnes, Gruel and Iosue inside the top five.

On the restart, Iosue took advantage of the lapped traffic in front of Gruel and made the lowisde move for fourth with Shullick again off to the races ahead of Sitterly and Barnes, who had also pulled away from the rest of the top five.

By lap 24, Shullick had caught more traffic in the form of the No. 02 of Brandon Bellinger and that’s when Sitterly was finally able to close ground on the race leader.

Shullick tried to go around Bellinger on lap 25, but was unsuccessful and this allowed Sitterly to get a nose under the No. 2 off the exit of the second corner. The two brushed wheels, but both continued on.

The contact between the teammates actually allowed Bellinger to pull away from the top two as Shullick and Sitterly would again have to handle lapped traffic just a lap and a half later.

When the leaders caught back up to the No. 02, Shullick washed out again trying to make a high side pass in between turns three and four and for the second time in three laps, Sitterly got a nose underneath with the two brushing wheels for a second time.

On this occasion, Shullick lost the handle on the car and touched the outside wall off of turn four, causing noticeable damage to the No. 2 and bringing out the Canale Insurance & Accounting yellow flag.

Shullick then gave Sitterly a tap on the back bumper in between turns one and two before taking the car to the pits. He did not return for the second feature.

In a dramatic turn of events, Sitterly was penalized for the contact and sent to the rear of the field, but later recovered for an eighth place finish.

What looked to be a sure Nicotra Racing 1-2 finish soon resulted in Barnes and Iosue taking over the front two positions, Gruel inheriting third, Shampine fourth, and Gosek making a run from twelfth to fifth.

Barnes ran away with the remaining three circuits to grab his tenth career Oswego victory with Iosue and Gruel completing the podium for the first of two 35 lappers.

“I figured those guys weren’t playing nice when I heard Chuck talking to the 2 and 7 on the radio,” Barnes commented in victory lane. “I had a good car, but those Nicotra guys were so far ahead. They were so much better. We were really third, but I would rather be lucky than good any day so we will take it. I’m happy to be back in victory lane”

Second place finisher Aric Iosue was also pleased with his effort in the former Graham Racing No. 11 to grab the first podium finish of 2018 for his family team.

“I was really happy,” Iosue stated. “We were able to get rolling early and turn some laps. On the restart I was able to get by Dave (Gruel) and I was thinking fourth place wasn’t so bad then I don’t know what happened to DJ and Otto, so we ended up second. The car is in one piece and it’s handling pretty good.”

After starting pole, Gruel was on the podium for the second time in as many weeks, but wasn’t completely thrilled, noting, “We kind of lucked into third place tonight. I’m not really sure what happened with the two blue cars up front. We took advantage of their issues and got up to third. The car was just a little bit off, so hopefully we can make some gains and it will be better for the second twin.”

In that second main event, the field was to the green this time by Iosue and Gosek with Gosek jumping out to the early lead from the outside in the iconic No. 00.

Danzer had started third, but dropped back to sixth on the restart after getting out of shape heading into the third corner. This allowed fifth starting Gruel, sixth starting Barnes, and eighth Shampine to all get by.

With one win already to his credit on the evening, it didn’t take but five laps for Barnes to work to the outside of Gruel and take away the third spot. Shampine tried to use the same move one lap later, but ninth starting Sitterly was up to sixth and then passed the No. 55 for fifth after Keith pushed high off of turn four.

After cracking the top five, Sitterly then made an exciting inside move on Gruel on lap 9 to take away fourth heading into turn one before giving chase to the top three of Gosek, Iosue and Barnes. Shampine followed Otto under the Gruel No. 50 shortly thereafter to crack the top five.

The first Canale Insurance & Accounting yellow flag of the race was thrown on lap 11 for a spinning Rayvals in turn 1. Logan was able to keep the car off the foam and be pushed back off.

Barnes used the outside lane to shoot to second past Iosue on the ensuing restart and began to give chase to Gosek with Sitterly also finding the outside of the Iosue No. 11 on the same circuit as well as the No. 55 of Shampine.

An exciting four way battle for the lead between Gosek, Barnes, Sitterly and Shampine then took place for the following three laps before the yellow was thrown once more on lap 15 when Lou LeVea Jr. spun in turn 1 and was hit by the No. 71 of Bill Sharkey. The No. 56 of Hal LaTulip also stopped at the scene, but was uninvolved.

On this caution flag, Gruel brought the U-Pull U-Save No. 50 pitside for adjustments before returning to the speedway and driving back up to sixth at the end of the main event.

Out in front, Gosek was able to keep Barnes at bay for the next several laps before Barnes finally found the inside of the No. 00 on a daring three wide move down the backstretch splitting a lapped car.

Sitterly and Shampine were just behind the front two, but were both unable to take advantage despite the No. 68 of Barnes opening the door.

After taking the lead on lap 25, Barnes walked away from Gosek for the final ten circuits to grab his second victory of the night and the eleventh of his Supermodified career with Sitterly hanging on for third, Shampine fourth, and Danzer in fifth.

“At least we earned this one, that feels good,” Barnes said back in victory lane. “The car was pretty good. Joe (Gosek) is a veteran and I had to wait for the right time to make my move. He got a little high with a lapped car down the backstretch and I was able to slip him under him.”

Barnes admitted that had Gosek not washed out trying to get around the lapped car, it may have been a lot more difficult to get by the No. 00.

“Gosek is just so good,” Barnes added. “It would have been a lot harder to make something happen if I didn’t have the chance to use the move that I did. I had to keep telling myself that I was falling into the bait and using up my stuff. I just kept getting looser and looser, so I was trying to slow myself down, but then again, you can’t slow down with the 7 behind you. We really lucked out. It feels great. I’d like to dedicate this win to my buddy Joe Scanlon. He passed away a couple weeks ago and was a big fan and crew guy when I drove for Double Deuce Racing. Thanks to Doug Holmes for all the time he spent dealing with our motor issues today, Furdi’s, all the sponsors, crew, and everyone that supports our team. They make my job easy.”

After a popular ‘Retro Night’ victory last season, Gosek was certainly happy to be back on the podium after picking up what was unbelievably his 234th career top five finish. Joe said, “My move in traffic set Barnes up perfect. I got committed to the outside and slowed down and he got to diamond underneath both of us. Sometimes you win some and sometimes you lose some. I want to thank my sponsors since 1980, Tom and Chuck and everyone at Burke’s Home Center.”

Nearly picking up his first win since September of 2015 earlier in the evening, Sitterly was back on the podium for the second Twin 35 with a fine third place for the current Novelis Supermodified points leader. Despite the solid showing, the seven time speedway champion was still a bit upset with the outcome of the first main event.

Sitterly said, “The car was OK. We got our caged rattled in the first race so it wasn’t as good in the second. The 2 got into me in turn two and bent the front end on the car, so I stuck it underneath him in turn three and yup, we brushed, but I don’t know what happened to him. I kept going, but got sent to the back so I don’t really know what that was all about.”

Completing the top ten in the second main event were Gruel, Gosselin; who finished seventh in both features, rookie Tyler Thompson who had another impressive run in eighth, Hal LaTulip in ninth, and Brent Murray; who also impressed in the Snyder Racing No. 0 to finish in the tenth spot.

Lou LeVea Sr. and Sitterly were D&S Landscaping ‘Hard Chargers’ this past Saturday night while LeVea Jr. and Thompson were the two Lighthouse Lanes ‘Up and Comers.’

Oswego Speedway’s ‘Road to the Championship’ continues in two more weeks when Galloway Century 21 and Oswego D-Bus will present the Independence Weekend ‘Grand Prix’ featuring extra distance 75 and 35-lap events for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS plus the second Novelis ‘Fan Can Chase’ of the season and a gigantic fireworks display. To order tickets, please phone the speedway box office at (315)-342-0646.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

BOX SCORE

Oswego Speedway

Oswego, NY

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Burke’s Do It Best Homecenter and Bosco’s Novelis Supermodified Twin 35’s

Twin 1 (35-laps): 1. 68 Michael Barnes, 2. 11 Aric Iosue, 3. 50 Dave Gruel, 4. 55 Keith Shampine, 5. 00 Joe Gosek, 6. 52 Dave Danzer, 7. 77 Shaun Gosselin, 8. 7 Otto Sitterly, 9. 83 Lou LeVea Jr, 10. 66 Lou LeVea Sr, 11. 94 Logan Rayvals, 12. 71 Bill Sharkey, 13. 2 Dave Shullick Jr, 14. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 15. 0 Brent Murray«, 16. 98T Tyler Thompson«, 17. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 18. 56 Hal LaTulip, 19. 26 Nathan Schultzkie«, DNS - Jeff Abold.

Twin 2 (35-laps): 1. 68 Michael Barnes, 2. 00 Joe Gosek, 3. 7 Otto Sitterly, 4. 55 Keith Shampine, 5. 52 Dave Danzer, 6. 50 Dave Gruel, 7. 77 Shaun Gosselin, 8. 98T Tyler Thompson«, 9. 56 Hal LaTulip, 10. 0 Brent Murray«, 11. 11 Aric Iosue, 12. 94 Logan Rayvals, 13. 83 Lou LeVea Jr, 14. 71 Bill Sharkey, 15. 66 Lou LeVea Sr, 16. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 17. 26 Nathan Schultzkie«, DNS - Dan Connors Jr, Dave Shullick Jr, Jeff Abold.

Heat 1 (12-laps): 1. 7 Otto Sitterly, 2. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 3. 00 Joe Gosek, 4. 52 Dave Danzer, 5. 83 Lou LeVea Jr, 6. 56 Hal LaTulip, 7. 0 Brent Murray«

Heat 2 (12-laps): 1. 68 Michael Barnes, 2. 50 Dave Gruel, 3. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 4. 55 Keith Shampine, 5. 71 Bill Sharkey, 6. 26 Nathan Schultzkie«

Heat 3 (12-laps): 1. 11 Aric Iosue, 2. 2 Dave Shullick Jr, 3. 77 Shaun Gosselin, 4. 98T Tyler Thompson«, 5. 94 Logan Rayvals, 6. 66 Lou LeVea Sr.

Group Time Trials: 1. 55 Keith Shampine - 16.122, 2. 7 Otto Sitterly - 16.174, 3. 2 Dave Shullick Jr. - 16.309, 4. 68 Michael Barnes - 16.313, 5. 52 Dave Danzer - 16.612, 6. 11 Aric Iosue - 16.625, 7. 02 Brandon Bellinger - 16.644, 8. 00 Joe Gosek - 16.745, 9. 77 Shaun Gosselin - 16.770, 10. 50 Dave Gruel - 16.790, 11. 01 Dan Connors Jr. - 16.965, 12. 98T Tyler Thompson« - 17.015, 13. 94 Logan Rayvals - 17.125, 14. 83 Lou LeVea Jr. - 17.272, 15. 71 Bill Sharkey - 17.417, 16. 66 Lou LeVea Sr. - 17.824, 17. 0 Brent Murray« - 18.902

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger - Twin 1: #66 Lou LeVea Sr.

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer - Twin 1: #83 Lou LeVea Jr.

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger - Twin 2: #7 Otto Sitterly

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer - Twin 2: #98T Tyler Thompson«

 

 

Double-X Speedway California, MO June 17, 2018

By: Dean Reichel

Father's day at Double-X Speedway has become a family tradition for racers and fans alike. Sunday night saw the ASCS Warrior Region sprint cars on tap to provide the thunder. A special feel for the night saw the return of two Sedalia area drivers, Tyler Utz and Jonathan Cornell to the dirt track arena. Utz, after a lengthy layoff for family and career returned to his red 3V sprinter and Cornell returned after an absence for medical reasons. Both of these returns were warmly welcomed by fans in attendance.

Heat race number one saw Utz on the outside of pole sitter Randy Martin. After leading early Utz would fade to fifth at the finish. Taylor Walton would claim the win with Miles Paulus finishing second. Kyle Bellm was third, Aidan Roosevans fourth and Tyler Utz completed the top 5.

Heat race two for the ASCS sprint cars saw a red flag on lap 2 for an incident in turn 2 involving Ben Brown and Austin Alumbaugh, causing both drivers to retire to the pit area. The restart saw TJ Muths leading Tyler Blank, Jonathan Cornell, Riley Kreisel and Evan Martin. At the finish Muths was the victor with Blank second, Cornell third, Martin fourth and Kreisel crossing the stripe fifth.

The Street Stock heat saw pole sitter Cole Henson claim the checker with John Clancy in second, Steve Beach third, Dale Berry fourth and Destiny Dowell fifth to set the feature line up.

Two heat races were contested in the hobby stock class to make the feature lineup. In the first heat Mike Schrader picked up the win. In heat two Kevin Prall was the victor.

In the 600cc winged micro sprints Riley Goodno picked up the heat win.

The Street Stock feature event saw Cole Henson pick up a win again at Double X Speedway in 2018. Henson was super smooth in navigating the quarter mile clay. The closest race was for second place with John Clancy prevailing over hard charging Mark Davis these two ran the majority of the event side by side providing close racing action for the fans. Steve Beach racked up a top five with his fourth place and Destiny Dowell was fifth. Dale Berry and Brandon Hays completed the running order.

In the Hobby Stock class Kevin Prall was the early leader but on lap 7 was overtaken by a faster Chris Brockert. Brockert driving the 7X machine of Aaron Brookshier on the high side earned the feature win. Prall finished second, Mike Schrader was third, Isiah Penton was fourth and Blaze Belt completed the top 5.

600cc winged micro sprints were light in numbers but were very quick in speed. Knoxville, Iowa driver Riley Goodno jumped to the lead only to be overtaken by a freight train in the form of Tom Curran on lap 8. Curran would claim his second victory in a row. Goodno would finish second, Nick Rasa was third, Aubrey Smith was fourth and Travis Arnold completed the running order.

The final event on the card was the ASCS Warrior Region sprint car feature event. Evan Martin and TJ Muths brought the field to green and Muths would take the lead through turns 1 and 2. All eyes were on the number 28 of Jonathan Cornell who settled into third. Kyle Bellm quickly joined the fray by passing Cornell and setting his sights on the second place car of Evan Martin. As Martin and Bellm battled they closed on the leader Muths making it a three way battle for the lead. Cornell joined the mix also. With the fans on their feet, Bellm would make the pass on lap 20 with Martin second, Cornell third, Tyler Blank fourth and Miles Paulus completing the top five. This is the way they would cross the stripe.

Double-X Speedway thanks everyone for their continued support of grass roots dirt track racing. Make plans to visit us yet this season for an evening of Sunday Night Thunder in 2018. The ASCS Warrior Region sprint cars will return one more time on July 1 as part of the "Red, White and Blue Tour".

Double-X Speedway Results Sunday June 17 2018

ASCS Warrior Region Sprint Cars Feature Event- 1. 14K-Kyle Bellm, Nixa; 2. 4-Evan Martin, California; 3. 28-Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia; 4. 75-Tyler Blank, California; 5. 21-Miles Paulus, Marshall; 6. 65-TJ Muths, Sedalia; 7. 91-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw; 8. 1P-Curtis Evans, Norborne; 9. 93-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg; 10. 6A-Aidan Roosevans, O'Fallon,IL; 11. 27-Danny Thoman, Higginsville; 12. 3V-Tyler Utz, Sedalia; DNS-49B-Ben Brown, Marshall; DNS- 9m-Autin Alumbaugh, Higginsville; DNS-14-Randy Martin, California

Heat 1- 1. Walton; 2. Paulus; 3. Bellm; 4. Roosevans; 5. Utz; 6. Thoman; 7. R. Martin (DNF); 8. 1P-Evans (DNS) Heat 2- 1. Muths; 2. Blank; 3. Cornell; 4. E.Martin; 5. Kreisel; 6. Alumbaugh (DNF); 7. Brown (DNF)

Street Stocks Feature Event- 1. 31C-Cole Henson, Russellville; 2. 8-John Clancy, California; 3. 56-Mark Davis, Grovespring; 4. 10-Steve Beach, Eldon; 5. 29D-Destiny Dowell, Tipton; 6. 05-Dale Berry, Tuscumbia; 7. 54-Brandon Hays, California

Heat Race-1. Henson; 2. Clancy; 3. Beach; 4. Berry; 5. Dowell; 6. Davis; 7. Hays

Hobby Stocks Feature Event- 1. 7X-Chris Brockert, Versailles; 2, 14-Kevin Prall, Sedalia; 3. 11-Mike Schrader, Sedalia; 4. 8-Isaiah Penton, Huntsville; 5. 14X-BlazeBelt, Syracuse; 6. 1-Cole Canada, Fulton; 7. 84-Jeremiah Wallingford, Syracuse; 8. 21-Nathan Tully, Carrollton; 9. 69-ALvin Cooney, Mexico; 10. 29C-Ryan Campbell, Jefferson City; 11. 33-Drew Tully, Carrollton; 12. 171-Chuck Coffey, WIndsor (DNS); 13. 25J-John Canada, Fulton (DNS)

Heat 1- 1. Schrader; 2. D. Tully; 3. Cooney; 4. Campbell; 5. N. Tully; 6. Coffey (DNF) 7. C. Canada (DNS) Heat 2- 1. Prall; 2. Brockert; 3. Wallingford; 4. Penton; 5. Belt; 6.J. Canada

600cc Winged Micro Sprints Feature Event- 1. 11X-Tom Curran, Kansas City; 2. 11-Riley Goodno, Knoxville,IA; 3. 26B-Nick Rasa, Sedalia; 4. 35-Aubrey Smith, Houstonia; 5. 75-Travis Arnold, Pilot Grove

 

 

Campbell Takes NCRA Sprint Point Lead After 81 Speedway Victory!

Park City, Kansas – June 17, 2018 - Three-time and defending tour champion Jeremy Campbell became the sixth different winners the six events held thus far this season as he claimed the annual “Bill Hall Memorial/Father’s Day Special” Sunday night at the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products 360-ci sprint car tour event at 81 Speedway in Park City.

Fred Mattox and Jake Greider started on the front row for the fifteen-lap-feature, but it was third-starting Campbell taking the lead as the green flag fell.

Campbell, aboard the family-owned Dan’s Cycles/Scotts Well Service/BEPC/Knoche Farms/JP Agronomy/HRP/DMI/Penske sponsored #10c sprinter, kept a torrid pace on the rest of the field and would lead every lap to victory. Greider, driving the Hillsboro Racing Engines powered Maxim chassis; sponsored by Auto Masters Service Center, Speedway Motors, Bybee Electric came home second for his first top five of the season while Norman, Oklahoma’s Danny Jennings brought the DGM owned, Peterson Elite powered Maxim chassis to a third-place finish while eighth-starting and current series points leader J.D. Johnson drove the Briley Built powered J&J chassis; sponsored by Auto Craft, Evans, Relloy USA, Andale Construction, Alternative Pest Control to a strong fourth-place finish. Mattox driving the Mattox powered Triple XXX chassis sponsored by D&E Drywall Supply, Young Tool Company, AKL Oil Field Supply #26m rounded out the top five.

Led by current point leader Campbell, who took over the top spot from Johnson with tonight’s victory, the NCRA 360-ci sprinters will be a double-header weekend with the American Bank of Oklahoma American Sprint Car Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products. It all begins on Friday night, July 13, in the tours first-ever appearance at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kansas. Both series will then load up and head to 81 Speedway for a Saturday night (July 14) shootout.

NCRA Sprints

81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas

June 17, 2018

11 Cars

1st Heat: 1) 26M-Fred Mattox, [2]; 2) 10C-Jeremy Campbell, [3]; 3) 1J-Danny Jennings, [5]; 4) 37H-Matt Howard, [1]; 5) 98-J.D. Johnson, [6]; 6) 81-Jon Freeman, [4]

2nd Heat: 1) 20G-Jake Greider, [1]; 2) 92J-J.R. Topper, [2]; 3) 91-Jeff Stasa, [5]; 4) 88-Ray Seemann, [4]; 5) 1X-Don Droud Jr, [3]

A Feature (15 Laps): 1) 10C-Jeremy Campbell, [3]; 2) 20G-Jake Greider, [2]; 3) 1J-Danny Jennings, [4]; 4) 98-J.D. Johnson, [8]; 5) 26M-Fred Mattox, [1]; 6) 88-Ray Seemann, [7]; 7) 1X-Don Droud Jr, [10]; 8) 91-Jeff Stasa, [5]; 9) 81-Jon Freeman, [11]; 10) 92J-J.R. Topper, [6]; 11) 37HMatt Howard, [9]

 

 

Chad Layton Wins 15th Annual Joe Whitcomb Memorial at Selinsgrove Speedway

(Selinsgrove, PA) It has been over 12 years since Chad Layton last visited victory lane at Selinsgrove Speedway. This would probably be a surprise to many who were in attendance Saturday night as the Selinsgrove Ford Sponsored No. 35 led all 25 laps securing the 14th annual Joe Whitcomb Memorial over Davie Franek and Cody Keller.

“The guys have been working really hard on this car all season long” said Layton. “Starting up front like that is definitely a clear advantage, there were a lot of fast race cars here and to stay in front of them is what its all about. It does not seem like you can win from eighth or tenth anymore.”

After a red flag involving nearly a third of the field, an open red was called by the PST officials which gave drivers and crew eight minutes to refuel and make tire pressure adjustments. Layton would restart the field next to Cody Keller and the two would begin to battle for the top position.

“On the restart, I was waiting for these cars to drive by me based on what has happened to our team the last couple of months” Layton continued. “It seems like I can never keep these cars behind me, I guess tonight was a little bit different.”

Layton would begin to pull away from second place driver, Cody Keller and build about a three second advantage over the rest of the field. Davie Franek, who started sixth on the grid continued to move forward and set his sights on second place driver Keller. Franek would get a solid line going on the bottom to clear Keller on lap 11.

Laps would continue to click by and Franek was gaining ground on the leader in Layton. Then on lap 21, Brian Nornhold would come to a stop and Layton’s three second advantage was gone. On the restart, Layton would once again get out in the clean air and go on to lead the final four laps and collect the win over Davie Franek, Cody Keller, Kevin Nagy and Justin Barger the top five.

Although finishing second, Franek would receive first place points due to being the first full PST member to cross the line.

“We will take second, we almost had a really big miscue with a lap car” commented Franek.

“We have a little bit of a bent-up race car but we are happy to finish of course and we will just move onto the next one”

When asked about the lap 21 restart, Franek was wishing he took a different racing line heading into three and four.

“He (Layton) did exactly what he had to do, he ran the middle part of the race track. I went high and was hoping it was going to work out but I should have picked the bottom.”

Cody Keller started on the outside pole next to Layton and ran second for the first half of the race before surrendering that second place spot to Franek.

“I just had a lot of fun racing tonight but I am still a little disappointed in the results” said Keller. “We got caught up going into one with a lap car and it was just about hanging on from that point really.”

Keller was still happy with the results, especially with a very strong field of cars in attendance.

“I am happy I am still looking at the car right now, but I think we could have had something for the 35 at the end, we are just happy we got a top three tonight and we will take it from there.”

Kyle Drum was among the PST regulars who had strong run. Drum was running in the top five for a majority of the race but after the lap 21 caution, his tires sealed over and would have to settle for an eighth-place run. Other PST drivers included Jordan Thomas, who finished 12th, as well as Pete Richardson and Steve Glover who finished 16th and 17th, respectively in their first ever starts at Selinsgrove.

The series will have its final race in the month of June this Saturday, June 23 at the Woodhull Raceway, which is a make up race from May 12.

Please be sure to visit www.patriotsprinttour.com, you can also like ‘Patriot Sprint Tour’ on facebook and by following us on Instagram and Twitter @PatriotSprints.

The Patriot Sprint Tour recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2018 season: A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Prestige Pool & Spa, Einstein Construction Group, Bonnell’s Auto Group, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Fine Touch Collision, Mike Emhof Motorsports Inc., Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment, Patriot Tank Lines, Danny Willmes Enterprises, Casey’s Truck Salvage, Just Signs & Designs, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Sunoco Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing, ASI Racewear, Curtis Berleue Photography.

Patriot Sprint Tour Quick Results

Selinsgrove Speedway- Joe Whitcomb Memorial

A Main: 1) CHAD LAYTON (1) 2) 28F-Davie Franek 3) 99k-Cody Keller 4) 45n-Kevin Nagy 5) 5-Justin Barger 6) 47c-Adam Carberry 7) 77-Derek Locke 8) 47-Kyle Drum 9) 66-Ryan Kissinger 10) 49s-Mallie Shuster 11) 14-Coleman Gulick 12) 79-Jordan Thomas 13) 90-Matt Tanner 14) 22r-Mike Koehler 15) 11-Jim Shuster 16) 67-Pete Richardson 17) 121-Steve Glover 18) 17-Josh Azzi 19) 82-Jared Zimbardi 20) 5n-Brian Nornhold 21) 30-Scott Goodrich 22) 14b-Brett Wright 23) 10-Paulie Colagiovanni 24) 45-Chuck Hebing 25) Michael Walter II

Heat 1: 1) 66-Ryan Kissinger 2) 5-Justin Barger 3) 49-Mallie Shuster 4) 47-Kyle Drum 5) 90-Matt Tanner 6) 11-Jim Shuster 7) 30-Scott Goodrich 8) 21-Eric Valinsky

Heat 2: 1) 45n-Kevin Nagy 2) 10-Paulie Colagiovanni 3) 67-Pete Richardson 4) 14B-Brett Wright 5) 17-Josh Azzi 6) 5n-Brian Nornhold

Heat 3: 1) 28f-Davie Franek 2) 99K-Cody Keller 3) 79-Jordan Thomas 4) 14-Coleman Gulick 5) 121-Steve Glover 6) 19-Colby Womer 7) 71-Charlie Anderson

Heat 4: 1) 45-Chuck Hebing 2) 35-Chad Layton 3) 77-Derek Locke 4) 82-Jared Zimbardi 5) 33- Mike Walter 6) 6M- Hank Donavan Jr 7) 22r-Mike Koehler

B Main: 1) 47c-Adam Carberry 2) 11-Jim Shuster 3) 5n-Brian Nornhold 4) 22r-Mike Koehler 5) 30-Scott Goodrich 6) 6m-Hank Donavan Jr 7) 71-Charlie Anderson 8) 21- Eric Valinsky 9) 29-Jason Shultz

Time Trial Results: 1) 49s-Mallie Shuster (17.424) 2) 47c-Adam Carberry (17.449) 3) 79-Jordan Thomas (17.547) 4) 77-Derek Locke (17.516) 5) 47-Kyle Drum (17.539) 6) 45n-Kevin Nagy (17.598) 7) 28f-Davie Franek (17.598) 8) 82-Jared Zimbardi (17.608) 9) 66-Ryan Kissinger (17.642) 10) 10-Paulie Colagiovanni (16.642) 11) 99k-Cody Keller (17.646) 12) 35-Chad Layton (17.669) 13) 5-Justin Barger (17.697) 14) 67-Pete Richardson (17.736) 15) 29-Jason Shultz (17.737) 16) 45-Chuck Hebing (17.753) 17) 90-Matt Tanner (17.842) 18) 5-Brian Nornhold (18.021) 19) 14-Coleman Gulick (18.078) 20) 33-Michael Walter (18.154) 21) 11-Jim Shuster (18.162) 22) 17-Josh Azzi (18.228) 23) 121-Steve Glover (18.225) 24) 6m-Hank Donavan (18.271) 25) 30-Scott Goodrich (18.336) 26) 14B-Brett Wright (18.435) 27) 71-Charlie Anderson (19.100) 28) 22r-Mike Koehler (19.768) 29) 21-Eric Valinsky

Patriot Sprint Tour American Standings: 1) 45-Chuck Hebing (835) 2) 79-Jordan Thomas (762) 3) 10-Paulie Colagiovanni (753) 4) 47-Kyle Drum (712) 5) 67r-Pete Richardson (664) 6) 30-Scott Goodrich (629) 7) 121-Steve Glover (623) 8) 17z-Josh Azzi (554) 9) 81-Derek Jonathan (541) 10) 2-Steven Hutchinson Jr (440) 11) 14b-Brett Wright (407) 12) 28f-Davie Franek (400)

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

 

ERIE, MI (June 17, 2018) – Josh Turner drove to a spectacular Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP win at Butler Speedway’s WWIII, the second Hog Creek Showdown race Saturday night. 

 

Top Shelf Turner utilized his Gressman Powersports engine and J&J Auto Racing chassis and the track’s top ridge, often slipping over it, blasting by Chad Blonde to the delight of the huge crowd for the win.  Former multi-time Butler champion car owner Tom Dale, turned the wrenches to fine tune Turner’s machine.

 

Turner started on the pole for the feature with Shawn Valenti.  Valenti took the early lead as Turner was down to third by the end of the first lap and eventually fell to fifth place.  On lap seven, Chad Blonde blasted by Valenti who dropped to fourth by lap 13.

 

While there was plenty of action up front, all eyes were on Ryan Ruhl.  Ruhl, forced to start twentieth due to a heat race issue, made an impressive charge to fifth by lap twelve before a cut right front tire ended his race early.  It was deja vu with a flat tire taking Ruhl out of contention at the Butler SOD race on May 19.

 

Meanwhile, back up front, Turner was searching for a way to correct his backslide.  In fifth place on lap nine, Turner moved to fourth on lap ten, third on lap 13, and second on lap 16.  On lap twenty-two, Turner charged past Chad Blonde and withheld cautions and Blonde’s attempts to retake the lead, driving off to a three-car length win.

 

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

Group

Time

#

Driver

Engler Machine & Tool Heat

14.253

7

Shawn Valenti

COMP Cams Heat

14.272

27B

Boston Mead

RockAuto.com Heat

15.008

71H

Ryan Ruhl

 

Heat Races

Engler Machine & Tool Heat #1

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

7

Shawn Valenti

 

2

10s

Jay Steinebach

 

3

11

Trey Smith

Benic Enterprises

4

7J

Joe Swanson

Racing Optics

5

0

Ricky Ferkel

 

6

29

Daryl Shaffer

 

7

8

Justin Ward

 

8

66

Kyle Stepke

 

 

COMP Cams Heat #2

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

41

Thomas Schinderle

 

2

4T

Josh Turner

 

3

39

Tylar Rankin

Benic Enterprises

4

77

Andrew Scheid

Racing Optics

5

1a

Mark Aldrich

 

6

52

Zac Broughman

 

7

6

Tyler Bearden

 

8

27B

Boston Mead

 

 

RockAuto.com Heat #3

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

27K

Jason Blonde

 

2

5b

Chad Blonde

 

3

24+

Mike Schumaker

Benic Enterprises

4

96M

Josh Mohr

 

5

24

Eric Smith

 

6

8W

Josh Ward

 

7

71H

Ryan Ruhl

 

 

Feature

 

#

Driver

Awards

Contingencies

1

4T

Josh Turner

 

Rod End Supply

2

5b

Chad Blonde

Jim Coffey & Son

Rod End Supply

3

7

Shawn Valenti

 

Rod End Supply

4

7J

Joe Swanson

 

Schoenfeld Headers

5

10s

Jay Steinebach

 

ATL Racing Fuel Cells

6

0

Ricky Ferkel

 

 

7

27K

Jason Blonde

 

 

8

77

Andrew Scheid

 

 

9

1a

Mark Aldrich

 

King Racing Products

10

24+

Mike Schumaker

 

 

11

96M

Josh Mohr

 

Keizer Aluminum Wheels

12

11

Trey Smith

 

 

13

29

Daryl Shaffer

 

 

14

52

Zac Broughman

 

 

15

66

Kyle Stepke

 

 

16

39

Tylar Rankin

 

 

17

8

Justin Ward

 

 

18

71H

Ryan Ruhl

 

 

19

41

Thomas Schinderle

 

 

20

6

Tyler Bearden

 

 

21

8W

Josh Ward

 

 

22

24

Eric Smith

 

 

DNS

27B

Boston Mead

 

 

 

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger – Ricky Ferkel (+7)

BR Motorsports Contingency (feature top 10 draw) – Chad Blonde

DMI (Diversified Machine) Contingency (feature 12-16 draw) – Kyle Stepke

Perfit Corporation Lucky Dog – Josh Ward

Allstar Performance Better Luck Next Time – Tyler Bearden

 

For more information about Butler Motor Speedway, go to www.butlerspeedway.net and the speedway’s Facebook page at https://goo.gl/csxUkX.  To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com.  For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com.  Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2018 by:

Engine Pro (Title Sponsor)

ARP (Title Sponsor)

Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire)

MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor)

King Engine Bearings (Hartford King of Michigan Sponsor)

Motul (Leader of the Pack Sponsor)

Lane Automotive (Fast Masters Cosponsor)

MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Cosponsor)

Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor)

COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor)

RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor)

ARP (Lucky Dog Sponsor)

KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor)

Allstar Performance (Better Luck Next Time Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Series Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

Jim Coffey and Son Plumbing & Heating (Deuced It! Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Sportsman of the Year Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Crew Chief of the Year Sponsor)

Noizee 1 Motorsports (Bags o’ Money Awards)

 

SOD 2018 contingency sponsor partners are:

Allstar Performance                            ATL Racing Fuel Cells

Benic Enterprises                                BR Motorsports

Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI)           Hepfner Racing Products (HRP)

J & J Auto Racing                                Keizer Aluminum Wheels

King Racing Products                          Maxim Racing

Motor City Racing Promotions           Racing Optics

Rod End Supply                                   Schoenfeld Headers

Simpson Racing Products                    Walker Performance Filtration

 

 

Hanford’s own DJ Netto claims first Sprint Car Challenge Tour win during entertaining feature at Keller Auto Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Hanford, CA – June 16, 2018…Hanford, California’s DJ Netto had been picking up steam in recent weeks and knocking on the door of victory lane. This past Saturday night those knocks were finally answered at the Keller Auto Speedway, as the driver of the Netto Agriculture No. 88N raced to his first career triumph with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards.

The event on Saturday was the inaugural race for the tour at the Kings County Fairgrounds venue and provided excitement all night long with drivers attacking the ultra-wide racing surface. Netto’s victory came after a great back and forth race-long battle with Roseville’s Colby Copeland.

“It feels great to get a win in front of my hometown crowd tonight with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour,” Netto commented to promoter Bubby Morse on the victory podium. “That was a fun race with Colby Copeland and I’m glad to come out on top of it. My new crew chief Brad Goebel and I have been working together the past few weeks and have definitely found speed. I can’t thank my whole team enough for all their support. Hopefully we can keep this momentum going next week.”

The 30-lap contest began with Willie Croft getting the jump on the field, but Netto soon made the move by to grab the top-spot. Sprint Car Challenge Tour point leader going into the night Kyle Hirst found trouble on lap-two when he got upside down just after taking over the third spot. The Roth Motorsports crew made repairs and got him back out, but a late-race spin would result in his first DNF with the tour. With Netto out front Copeland gave chase and when the duo reached traffic the fight was on.

Just after lap 10 Copeland battled his way under Netto through traffic to claim the lead of the race. Netto didn’t give up however and stayed glued to the rear bumper of Copeland’s Canales Racing No. 5C machine. As the five to go signal approached Netto got the opportunity he needed and pounced on it to re-take the point. He then survived three more stoppages and raced away to take the checkered flag.

Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox had a fine run and was able to slice under Copeland with three-laps left to earn the runner up spot and his best career Sprint Car Challenge Tour finish. It was great to see the Berco Redwood No. 31C team have a strong night.

Copeland crossed the stripe in third to cap a solid outing and continue the speed that he has shown recently. Hollister’s Ryan Bernal made a cameo in the Keith Day Trucking No. 22 and put together a good night finishing fourth, while Penngrove’s Buddy Kofoid rounded out the top-five aboard the Dan Simpson Racing No. 4S.

The top-10 was completed by Roseville’s Sean Becker, Hanford’s Collin Markle and Mitchell Faccinto, Tracy’s Kyle Offill and San Jose’s Tim Kaeding. Lemoore’s Cole Macedo earned the Pit Stop USA Hard Charger Award by coming from 23rd to 13th in the feature. Copeland scored the Metal Works Fastest Lap Award.

A-main finish: 1. 88N DJ Netto, 2. 31C Justyn Cox, 3. 5C Colby Copeland, 4. 22 Ryan Bernal, 5. 4S Buddy Kofoid, 6. 75 Sean Becker, 7. 5X Collin Markle, 8. 37 Mitchell Faccinto, 9. 2K Kyle Offill, 10. 42X Tim Kaeding, 11. 88V Jace Vanderweerd, 12. 56 Justin Sanders, 13. 21X Cole Macedo, 14. 7 Steven Kent, 15. 3 Craig Stidham, 16. 97 Shane Hopkins, 17. 9S Landon Hurst, 18. 21 Tommy Tarlton, 19. 5V Chase Johnson, 20. 67 Vaughn Schott, 21. 83 Kyle Hirst, 22. 83SA Matt Dumesny, 23. 29 Willie Croft, 24. X1 Andy Forsberg.

The Finley Farms B-main was picked off by Watsonville’s Justin Sanders, while the C-main was won by Andy Gregg. The Race Punk Dash went to DJ Netto, with the Allstar Performance heat race going to Ryan Bernal, the A.R.T. Speed Equipment heat went to Willie Croft, the Autometer Inc. heat was snagged by Kyle Hirst and the Winters Performance heat went to Netto. Sydney, Australia’s Matt Dumesny started the night by outpacing the 43-car field in qualifying to earn the Quick Time Mortgage/ ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust Fast Time Award. Dumesny toured the 3/8-mile clay oval in 14.086 seconds.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards will return to action with a double-header weekend on Saturday June 29 and Sunday July 1. Opening night will see the tour compete at the Placerville Speedway alongside the King of the West-NARC Sprint Cars in the “Salute to the Fans.” The following will find SCCT in action at the Petaluma Speedway for the final time this season. More info can be found at www.sprintcarchallengetour.com

 

 

Carson Short claims second sprint win of the weekend at Lincoln Park Speedway - Cole Parker, Josh Litton and Jonny Newgent bring home victories

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE ‑ Out of state drivers fared well Saturday night at Lincoln Park Speedway, especially those traveling from the Land of Lincoln. Marion, Ill. hot shoe Carson Short took home the victor’s share of the purse in sprint car action at the Putnamville oval and he was followed across the finish line by fellow Illinois driver Shane Cockrum as Garett Aitken of Paris, Ill. came home fourth ahead of Missouri’s Clinton Boyles. The lone Hoosier state representative in the top-five was Kyle Cummins with a third-place run. Paragon’s Josh Litton recorded his fourth bomber feature win of the season to wrap up the action following Cole Parker’s first UMP Modified win of the season and Greencastle’s Jonny Newgent rolling to the UMP Super Stock win. For Short, the weekend proved quite lucrative after he claimed his first POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Wildcard feature win of his career with a Friday victory at Lincoln Speedway in his home state. Cockrum, Short and Aitken picked up heat race victories and it was Casey Shuman that started on the pole for the 25-lap A-main event. Once the field took the green flag it was Cummins that chose to run the cushion and he proved it was a fast line around, but Shuman was nearly even while running the bottom as the pair duked it out. AJ Hopkins and Short were nipping at their tail tanks through five laps. However, Hopkins’ night was short lived as he flipped coming out of turn four on that same lap and was forced to the pits. The luck wasn’t much better for Shuman as he ran second deep into turn one and was spun in front of the field in turn two on lap seven. The melee collected Joe Stornetta Jr. and Colten Cottle as well. All three went to the tail and restarted. Once the green flag returned it was Short that ripped to the lead coming off the bottom of turn four. However, he ran side-by-side with Cummins for an entertaining battle for several circuits ahead of Cockrum, Brandon Mattox and Aitken. The lead pack was just getting into lapped traffic on lap 14 when a caution slowed the field and re-established the clean air for the leaders. Short got a strong start as the field took the green flag again and he would run a flawless 10-lap finish, pulling away over the last few laps to pick up the victory. In the UMP Super Stock 20-lap feature, Newgent proved dominant, running a smooth and razor sharp line around the bottom side of the track to claim the victory after winning his heat race and starting on the front row. Newgent pulled away after several close laps with Bryce Shidler and added to his lead late over Brazil’s Larry Raines. Wes McClara ran a strong third ahead of Shidler and Kris Starks. Jordan Wever and Derek Groomer picked up UMP Modified heat race wins, but it was Coal City’s Parker that started on the pole. He battled Travis Shoulders in the early stages of the feature with Groomer and Wever in tow ahead of James Walters. Parker ticked off the laps after a lap seven caution and looked to have things locked up with a several car length lead heading into the final five laps. However, the lapped car of James Grider spun Parker heading down the front stretch. Grider was black flagged for the incident and Parker was given his spot back. From there, Parker had his hands full however with Walters showing his nose on the final half lap. Walters got as close as a half car length as Parker edged him at the finish line for the victory. Shoulders placed third ahead of Wever and Groomer. A super sized feature field of 27 cars started in the bomber feature with Jim Litton Jr. and Tom Cox on the pole ahead of Jerry Hutto and Josh Litton. The field took the green flag as Cox and Josh Litton were door-to-door ahead of Cody Wright and Jim Litton Jr. through five laps. The tightly knit field provided two and three-wide racing throughout the 15-lap A-main as cars diced and sliced for coveted positions. Josh Litton took over the definitive lead on lap seven as Cox had a tire going flat and slipped back into the field. Once he had taken over the top spot, Litton worked to stay there as Wright closed the gap and challenged him over the final few laps with Almanza on their bumpers. Litton would manage to hold off the last challenge of Wright over the final two corners to score win number four. Almanza took home third ahead of Jim Litton Jr. and David Wallen. Ohio’s Anthony Haas claimed his first win with the Midwest Mini Sprint Association by topping Ryan Barr, Brad Strunk, Justin Lewis and Cody Trammell. This weekend will be the Slick Griffin Super Stock Mid-Season Championship race along with modifieds, sprints and bombers.

Lincoln Park Speedway Sprint car feature 1. Carson Short, 2. Shane Cockrum, 3. Kyle Cummins, 4. Garrett Aitken, 5. Clinton Boyles, 6. Tim Creech II, 7. Casey Shuman, 8. Joe Stornetta Jr., 9. Colten Cottle, 10. Jadon Rogers, 11. Joe Bares, 12. Kevin Studley, 13. Aaron Davis, 14. Matt McDonald, 15. Korbyn Hayslett, 16. Brad Wyatt, 17. Brandon Mattox, 18. Brian VanMeveren, 19. Travis Berryhill, 20. AJ Hopkins Heat winners: Cockrum, Short, Aitken B-main winner: Berryhill

 

 

NICHOLS WINS THIRD STRAIGHT "TOM MANNING MEMORIAL"

By, Mark Sublett

Stockton, CA......Chad Nichols overcame adversity to win his third straight "Tom Manning Memorial" Bay Cities Racing Association midget race held at the historic Stockton 99 Speedway Saturday night. Starting last due to mechanical problems in practice and posting no qualifying time in time trails, he steadily drove his Beast/Esslinger up in the non stop 25 lap main and passed leader Jesse Love coming off turn four on lap seventeen to take the win. Driving the Tres Van Dyne owned Beast/Van Dyne Love finished second in an impressive effort for the young rookie from Menlo Park on a track he had never seen before. Mark Maliepaard from Ripon finished third in his Beast/Esslinger after he battled with fourth place finisher David Goodwill from Napa who lead the first three circuits on the banked 1/4 mile paved oval. Defending BCRA Champion Maria Cofer from Macdoel finished a solid fifth in the Arata Bros. Spike/Chevy. Madera driver Cody Jessop finished sixth in his Champion/Ford Focus with Carson City veteran JR WIlliams seventh driving his Stealth/Fontana.

David Goodwill won the eight lap heat in his Beast/Mopar with Nichols second after a three wide duel with Maliepaard and Love who finished third and fourth. Cofer finished fifth with Jessop sixth followed by Williams in seventh. Also at the track were Floyd Alvis and Cody Gerhardt who had mechanical problems forcing them to scratch for the evening.

The night was in honor of Tom Manning who was loyal supporter of not only the BCRA but Northern California racing in general. He was a race car driver, mechanic, official and chief steward at several tracks and organizations over his many years working at the races. Chad Nichols has won all three Memorials run to date. Next race for the BCRA Midgets is July 7th at Madera Speedway.

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June 16, 2018...BCRA Midgets - "Tom Manning Memorial" Stockton 99 Speedway

MAIN (25 Laps): 1. Chad Nichols 2. Jesse Love 3. Mark Maliepaard 4. David Goodwill 5. Maria Cofer 6. Cody Jessop 7. JR Williams

HEAT (8 laps) 1. Goodwill 2. Nichols 3. Maliepaard 4. Love 5. Cofer 6. Jessop 7. Williams

FAST TIME: Jesse Love 13.243

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CAPTION: (17) Chad Nichols passes (5) Jesse Love en route to winning the 3rd Annual "Tom Manning Memorial" BCRA Midget race held at Stockton 99 Speedway. (Matt Sublett/mmracingphotos.com)

 

 

Cory Turner, Jesse Costa, Dave Bailey and Nick Masi Claim Wins on Burger Barn Wall of Fame and Kids Race Night at Ohsweken

By Carin Sundin

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (June 15, 2018) – A total of 120 cars were signed in across four divisions as Burger Barn presented Wall of Fame night and Kids Race for the Canadian National Autism Foundation at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, June 15. An on-track ceremony at intermission welcomed five new members to the Wall of Fame, including Fred Carleton, Kaith Dempster, Kelly Hallett, and Ken & Cheryl Pelkie as Ohsweken Speedway honoured those who have been a part of the speedway’s amazing history and helped make the track what it is today. Representatives from Kids Race were also on hand to help raise awareness for the Canadian National Autism Foundation.

On the track, it was Cory Turner picking up the win in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car Feature. Jesse Costa scored his second victory of the season in the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car Feature while Dave Bailey won the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock Feature and Nick Masi claimed the checkered flag in the HRW Automotive Mini Stock main event. KOOL KIDZ-CORR/PAK 360 SPRINT CARS (Photo by Dale Calnan/image Factor Media). Mike Thorne and Tyler Hendricks brought the field to the green flag for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car 20-lap Feature event. Hendricks worked the outside lane to gain the early lead over Thorne, Jim Huppenen, Dylan Westbrook, and Ryan Turner.

Ryan Turner, Thorne, Huppenen and Westbrook battled for position as Huppenen pulled a slide job to get past Thorne and Turner for second position. By lap four, Hendricks and Huppenen had a substantial lead over Westbrook, Ryan Turner and Thorne, while Cory Turner and Mack DeMan followed closely in a battle for sixth position.

By lap six, Hendricks was weaving his way through lapped traffic with a half straightaway between him, Huppenen and Westbrook. A red flag came at lap eight when Scott Burke lost the rear end out of his No.9b and rolled on the back stretch. Burke was able to get out of the vehicle on his own and was towed to the pits while Westbrook was sent to the pits for damage to his wing and rad. DeMan also found himself being pushed to the pits with driveline damage effectively finishing both of their nights and ending Westbrook’s bid for an eighth straight win.

The restart saw Hendricks, Huppenen, Ryan Turner, Cory Turner and Steele in the top five positions. Hendricks quickly drove to the lead over Huppenen before Jake Brown found himself off the top in turn three and four to bring out a caution at lap 10.

Hendricks and Huppunen continued to battle upfront on the restart when Mikey Kruchka went around in turn four and collected Ryan Turner to bring out the caution on lap 12.

Hendricks continued to hold the lead on the restart over Huppenen and Cory Turner, but on lap 19 as the three drivers were racing for the checkers, Hendricks drifted up to kiss the wall which opened the door for Cory Turner to drive by on the inside as he held on for the win over Hendricks, Huppenen, Steele and Mitch Brown. STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media). Shone Evans and Holly Porter started on the front row for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car 20-lap Feature. Evans took the lead over Porter and Jesse Costa but a caution on lap one saw Brian Nanticoke, Paul Ballantyne, Liam Martin and Jacob Dykstra all collected up at the bottom of turn 4.

A single-file restart had Evans take the lead over Porter with Costa, Brad Herron and Rob Neely rounding out the early top five. A caution came out on lap seven when Nanticoke went around up against the inside retaining blocks in corner two.

Evans, Porter, Costa went three wide on the restart with Herron and Hannah Ferrell giving chase. Porter dove to the inside in a bid for the lead when Nanticoke went around again to bring out a quick caution before the action continued. Porter stayed low again with Evans and Costa taking the high side with Lucas Smith and Aaron Turkey, The caution flag came out again on lap 10 as A.J. Lewis slid up the track and found himself pointed the wrong way in turn three.

Costa used the restart to take the lead over Porter briefly, but the two swapped positions again the following lap. Fast and furious action saw Evans overtake Porter for the second position at lap 15, before Porter ran to the inside to pass Evans and run side by side with Costa in lapped traffic with four laps to go. Lapped traffic slowed Porter just enough for Costa to take the win at the finish line. Porter was followed by Shone Evans, Aaron Turkey and Lucas Smith in the top-five. MIDDLEPORT MECHANICAL THUNDER STOCKS (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media). Donny Lampman and Aaron Rewutzsky rolled off at the front of the field for the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock 20-lap Feature. Rewutzsky quickly took the lead and was followed by Chris Hale and Brian Teeple.

Hale led the pack when Rewutzsky blew a tire and Billy Bleich Jr. made contact, sending Rewutzsky onto his side in the top of turn 3. Rewutzsky was uninjured but the damage ended his night.

Hale continued to lead following another restart at lap six, holding off Bomberry, Rob Hoskins, Dave Bailey and Ken Sargent. Mark Bauzin looped his car in turn three on lap nine to bring out a caution, causing him to head for the pits for repairs, which also gave Ryan Dinning the opportunity to replace a flat tire. Both cars made it back out on the lead lap for the restart.

On the restart Hale and Hoskins raced for the lead while Bomberry, Bailey and Ryan Beagle gave chase. Dave Bailey raced to take the lead from Hale on lap 13 just before a caution was called for Kasey Huffman.

Lap 16 found Beagle on Bailey’s bumper in the battle for the lead. Beagle tried to overtake Bailey on the inside and it was a dogfight as they raced out of turn four for the checkers, but Bailey took his third win over Beagle, Hale, Wyatt Van Wart and Ken Sargent. HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media). Jason Tolton and Andy Ryckman lined up on the front row for the HRW Automotive Mini Stock 15-lap main event. Ryckman took the lead over Tolton with cars racing five wide behind them down the backstretch on the opening lap. A red flag came out shortly after when Jason Dixon rolled over at the bottom of turn three. Dixon was uninjured.

On the restart, Ryckman and Longboat charged for the lead with Tolton and DeBoer coming up fast behind. DeBoer passed Tolton for third and then overtook Longboat for second with his sights set on Ryckman. By lap five DeBoer took the lead over Ryckman, Longboat, Nick Masi and Tim Nuell.

A caution came out on lap 10 as Jeremy May made contact with the backstretch wall but was able to continue. DeBoer held the lead on the restart with Tolton, Masi, Hils and Ryckman making up the top five. Masi, who started the feature in the 10th row was now racing DeBoer for the lead. The two drivers broke away from the rest of the pack and battled side by side for several laps with Masi taking the lead at lap 13 over DeBoer followed by Ryckman, Hils and Kyle Wert

On the final lap, DeBoer continued to challenge Masi but drifted too high coming out of turn one and found himself coming to rest at the wall in corner two. With the checkered flag out, the race to the finish continued without a caution. Ryckman lost a tire in the final turn as Masi took the win ahead of Wert, DeBoer, Gillian Hils and Martin Schroder. UP NEXT AT OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY Next Friday, June 22 Club 54 presented the return of the Race of Champions Sportsman Series to Ohsweken Speedway. Friday Night Excitement will also feature action from all four weekly divisions including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Race time is 7:30pm and adult admission is just $14. For additional event information or a full schedule of 2018 events, visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca. OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY STATISTICAL REPORT June 15, 2018 Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada Burger Barn presents Wall of Fame night and Kids Race for the Canadian National Autism Foundation Total Entries – 120 ———————————————————– Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (20 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 97 Cory Turner (8), 2. 38 Tyler Hendricks (2), 3. 14h Jim Huppunen (3), 4. 80 Chris Steele (7), 5. 10 Mitch Brown (14), 6. 55 Mike Thorne (1), 7. 9 Steve Lyons (16), 8. 49 Todd Hoddick (18), 9. 11 Jamie Turner (15), 10. 6 Curtis Gartly (11), 11. 22 Shawn Sliter (13), 12. f22 Jim Porter (17), 13. 47x Dylan Westbrook (5), 14. DNF 0c Cole MacDonald (12), 15. DNF 91 Ryan Turner (4), 16. DNF 0 Mikey Kruchka (9), 17. DNF 1-10 Jake Brown (6), 18. DNF 17x Mack DeMan (10), 19. DNF 9b Scott Burk (20), 20. DNS 44 Barry Dunn (19) Hard Charger – Todd Hoddick (+10)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 80 Chris Steele (2), 2. 1-10 Jake Brown (6), 3. 38 Tyler Hendricks (3), 4. 91 Ryan Turner (8), 5. 0c Cole MacDonald (1), 6. 22 Shawn Sliter (5), 7. 6 Curtis Gartly (10), 8. 11 Jamie Turner (7), 9. 49 Todd Hoddick (4), 10. DNF 44 Barry Dunn (9)

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – 1:53.207) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (4), 2. 55 Mike Thorne (2), 3. 14h Jim Huppunen (6), 4. 17x Mack DeMan (3), 5. 97 Cory Turner (7), 6. 0 Mikey Kruchka (9), 7. 10 Mitch Brown (5), 8. f22 Jim Porter (1), 9. 9 Steve Lyons (10), 10. 9b Scott Burk (8)

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($150): Dylan Westbrook ———————————————————– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (33 entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 52 Jesse Costa (3), 2. 1 Holly Porter (2), 3. 87x Shone Evans (1), 4. 68 Aaron Turkey (10), 5. 49L Lucas Smith (8), 6. 88h Josh Hansen (16), 7. 4 Hannah Ferrell (7), 8. 49h Jerry Hill (6), 9. 5 DJ Christie (15), 10. 56 Dereck Lemyre (14), 11. 5d Jacob Dykstra (17), 12. 08 Steven Beckett (12), 13. 74 Rob Neely (5), 14. 12 Brad Herron (4), 15. 1eh Paul Klager (21), 16. 19 Brandon Murrell (20), 17. 70 Baily Heard (18), 18. 9c Brian Nanticoke (23), 19. 3b Blaine Barrow (24), 20. 69 Josh Hill (22), 21. DNF 24a AJ Lewis (11), 22. DNF 29 Liam Martin (9), 23. DNF 9 Paul Ballantyne (13), 24. DNF mk8 Matt Hill (19) A-Feature Lap Leaders – Shone Evans (1-8), Holly Porter (9-11, 13), Jesse Costa (12, 14-20) Hard Charger – Josh Hansen (+10)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:07.444) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 74 Rob Neely (2), 2. 52 Jesse Costa (4), 3. 49L Lucas Smith (7), 4. 88h Josh Hansen (1), 5. 9 Paul Ballantyne (8), 6. 10 Lofton Schuts (3), 7. 24 Jeff Newham (9), 8. 22 Al Giletta Jr. (6), 9. DNF 43h Ryan Hunsinger (5)

Klotz Automotive Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:04.951) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 87x Shone Evans (2), 2. 12 Brad Herron (4), 3. 29 Liam Martin (6), 4. 5d Jacob Dykstra (1), 5. mk8 Matt Hill (3), 6. 1eh Paul Klager (7), 7. 18x Davey Boughton (8), 8. 51 Trevor Young (5)

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time) Finish. # Name(Starting Position) 1. 49h Jerry Hill (4), 2. 1 Holly Porter (6), 3. 56 Dereck Lemyre (3), 4. 68 Aaron Turkey (8), 5. 19 Brandon Murrell (1), 6. 9c Brian Nanticoke (5), 7. 38 Derek Miller (2), 8. 99 Michael Bell (7)

O’Neil’s Farm Equipment Heat Race No.4 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 4 Hannah Ferrell (2), 2. 08 Steven Beckett (1), 3. 5 DJ Christie (3), 4. 24a AJ Lewis (8), 5. 70 Baily Heard (4), 6. 69 Josh Hill (7), 7. 3b Blaine Barrow (6), 8. 17 Josh Giroldi (5),

B-Feature (12 laps – Top 4 Transfer – No Time) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 1eh Paul Klager (1), 2. 9c Brian Nanticoke (4), 3. 69 Josh Hill (2), 4. 3b Blaine Barrow (7), 5. 99 Michael Bell (9), 6. 18x Davey Boughton (5), 7. 24 Jeff Newham (3), 8. 51 Trevor Young (11), 9. 38 Derek Miller (8), 10. 22jr Al Giletta Jr. (10), 11. DNF 43h Ryan Hunsinger (13), 12. DNF 10 Lofton Schuts (6), 13. DNF 17 Josh Giroldi (12)

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($100): Jerry Hill ———————————————————– Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks (30 entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 49 Dave Bailey (19), 2. 84rk Ryan Beagle (12), 3. 79 Chris Hale (3), 4. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (21), 5. 25 Ken Sargent (7), 6. 53 Logan Shwedyk (17), 7. 28 Jim Lampman (9), 8. 23 Trevor DeBoer (11), 9. 7 Jason Lungaro (14), 10. 11 Brian Teeple (4), 11. 21x Mark Bazuin (10), 12. 93 Melissa Miller (25), 13. 1 Chris Dickie (16), 14. 777x Chase Hess (23), 15. 46 Kevin Pauls (24), 16. 38 Terry Martin (28), 17. 96jr Steve Shaw Jr. (20), 18. 52 Tony Fraser (27), 19. 28d Donny Lampman (1), 20. 40 Jay Liverance (6), 21. DNF 24 Blake Bomberry Jr. (5), 22. DNF 37h Rob Hoskins (8), 23. DNF 8 Ryan Dinning (15), 24. DNF 13 Kasey Huffman (26), 25. DNF 93k Mike Klazinga (13), 26. DNF 4 Aaron Rewutzsky (2), 27. DNF 108 Billy Bleich Jr. (18), 28. DNS 2 Lee Winger (22) A-Feature Lap Leaders – Aaron Rewutzsky (1-3), Chris Hale (4-12), Dave Bailey (13-20) Hard Charger – Dave Bailey (+18)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 7 Transfer – 2:45.191) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 24 Blake Bomberry Jr. (6), 2. 11 Brian Teeple (5), 3. 25 Ken Sargent (10), 4. 28d Donny Lampman (2), 5. 40 Jay Liverance (8), 6. 79 Chris Hale (4), 7. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky (3), 8. 777x Chase Hess (7), 9. 46 Kevin Pauls (9), 10. 13 Kasey Huffman (1)

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 7 Transfer – No Time) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 23 Trevor DeBoer (4), 2. 37h Rob Hoskins (1), 3. 84rk Ryan Beagle (6), 4. 21x Mark Bazuin (3), 5. 28 Jim Lampman (2), 6. 93k Mike Klazinga (8), 7. 7 Jason Lungaro (9), 8. 2 Lee Winger (5), 9. 93 Melissa Miller (7), 10. DNF 52 Tony Fraser (10)

Miska Trailer Factory Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 7 Transfer – 2:40.557) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 8 Ryan Dinning (2), 2. 53 Logan Shwedyk (4), 3. 108 Billy Bleich Jr. (5), 4. 49 Dave Bailey (6), 5. 1 Chris Dickie (3), 6. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (8), 7. 96jr Steve Shaw Jr. (7), 8. DNF 26 Mike Ferguson (1), 9. DNS Tony Shintani (9), 10. DNS 38 Terry Martin (10)

B-Feature (8 laps – Top 7 Transfer – 2:47.280) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 2 Lee Winger (4), 2. 777x Chase Hess (2), 3. 46 Kevin Pauls (3), 4. 93 Melissa Miller (5), 5. 13 Kasey Huffman (1), 6. 52 Tony Fraser (6), 7. 38 Terry Martin (9), 8. DNS 26 Mike Ferguson (7), 9. DNS 737 Tony Shintani (9) ———————————————————– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks (37 entries)

A-Feature (15 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 222 Nick Masi (19), 2. 19 Kyle Wert (24), 3. 23 Dusty Deboer (14), 4. 32 Gillian Hils (18), 5. 60 Martin Schroder (28), 6. 188 Paul Longboat (8), 7. 2 Matt Nuell (17), 8. 3 Dale Millard (11), 9. 15 Sean Iftody (27), 10. 01 Tristan Da Silva (7), 11. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (15), 12. 1 Jason Tolton (1), 13. 69 Rob Twitchett (22), 14. 96 Brian Crosgrove (23), 15. 54 Chris French (5), 16. 17 Mike Taylor (16), 17. 16j Jeremy May (25), 18. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson (26), 19. 05 Dave Goodacre (3), 20. 88 Aiden Nigh (21), 21. 16 Fabio Olivieri (10), 22. 11e Jeff Elsliger (6), 23. DNF 9 Tim DeBoer (13), 24. DNF 93 Chris Ryckman (2), 25. 26 Tim Nuell (4), 26. DNF 6x Mike Sarantakos (12), 27. DNF 6 Jason Dixon (9), 28. DNS 66 Jon Janssens (20) A-Feature Lap Leaders – Chris Ryckman (1-4), Tim DeBoer (5-12), Nick Masi (13-15) Hard Charger – Martin Schroder (+23)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (6 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 93 Chris Ryckman (6), 2. 26 Tim Nuell (8), 3. 54 Chris French (9), 4. 1 Jason Tolton (2), 5. 05 Dave Goodacre (7), 6. 88 Aiden Nigh (3), 7. 11 Mike Giberson (5), 8. 64 Nick Erskine (1), 9. DNF 517 Cody Sommerville (10), 10. DNS 177 Tim Jamieson (4)

Caledonia Auto Supply Heat Race No.2 (6 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:13.282) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 01 Tristan Da Silva (3), 2. 11e Jeff Elsliger (2), 3. 16 Fabio Olivieri (7), 4. 6 Jason Dixon (5), 5. 96 Brian Crosgrove (9), 6. 69 Rob Twitchett (8), 7. DNS 13m Daniel McKay (1), 8. DNS 188 Paul Longboat (4), 9. DNS 37 Wayde Thorne (6)

Miska Trailer Factory Heat Race No.3 (6 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:10.120) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 3 Dale Millard (1), 2. 9 Tim DeBoer (4), 3. 23 Dusty DeBoer (7), 4. 6x Mike Sarantakos (3), 5. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (8), 6. 60 Martin Schroder (6), 7. 16j Jeremy May (5), 8. 19 Kyle Wert (2), 9. 10 Zach Buchwald (9)

O’Neil’s Farm Equipment Heat Race No.4 (6 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:10.285) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 222 Nick Masi (8), 2. 2 Matt Nuell (3), 3. 32 Gillian Hils (4), 4. 17 Mike Taylor (1), 5. 66 Jon Janssens (9), 6. 15 Sean Iftody (5), 7. 265 Mike Evers (6), 8. DNF 11p Patrick Abrahamsson (2), 9. DNS 155 Dustin Longboat (7)

B-Feature 1 (6 laps – Top 4 Transfer – 2:14.044) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 60 Martin Schroder (6), 2. 19 Kyle Wert (5), 3. 69 Rob Twitchett (4), 4. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson (7), 5. 64 Nick Erskine (1), 6. 265 Mike Evers (8), 7. DNS 177 Tim Jamieson (2), 8. DNS 13m Daniel McKay (3)

B-Feature 2 (6 laps – Top 4 Transfer – 2:11.254) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 15 Sean Iftody (7), 2. 16j Jeremy May (5), 3. 96 Brian Crosgrove (4), 4. 88 Aiden Nigh (1), 5. 11 Mike Giberson (2), 6. 10 Zach Buchwald (6), 7. DNF 517 Cody Sommerville (9), 8. DNS 37 Wayde Thorne (3), 9. DNS 155 Dustin Longboat (8) Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream Can’t make it to the track or don’t live within driving distance? No problem! Check out all of Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement action live online for free via the Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream. The stream goes live at 7:30pm EST each race night at www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca.

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With weekend sweep, Miller tightens FAST 305 championship battle

FREMONT, Ohio - After having won at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio Friday, Fremont's Jamie Miller made it a clean sweep of the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, dominating the 25-lap feature at Fremont Speedway Saturday, June 16. Miller has won three features - Attica, Limaland and now Fremont - in the last three weeks (last week's events were lost to rain) along with a runner-up finish two weeks ago at Fremont.

"We've been fast right out of the box this year. This race car is probably the best one I've ever been in. We made all the right calls tonight. We've been real fortunate hitting the right set-ups with the track conditions. I have to thank Ryan French and his wife Angie for giving me the opportunity to drive this car. They've been great to work with and a lot of fun. I want to thank Rich Farmer and the crew at the track for giving us a great surface, Jon Horn for the FAST deal and all the fans that come out and support us," Miller said beside the Sonic Hauling, Fostoria Modd Shop, Phil Rister Racing, NAPA of Attica, Reedtown Tavern, Branham Builders, Crown Battery, Avon by Angie, Sparting Underground backed machine.

Miller came into the FAST weekend just 16 points behind John Ivy in the series standings. Ivy finished second Friday at Limaland but blew the engine in his machine coming to the checkers Saturday in his heat. The crew quickly loaded up and headed for their nearby shop for an engine change. Ivy came back to finish fourth at Fremont.

Miller and Tyler Street brought the field to green for the 25-lap Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 sprint A-main with Miller quickly establishing himself as the driver to beat, pulling out to a three second lead within three laps over Kyle Capodice, Street, Dustin Rall, Bobby Clark and John Ivy.

A caution for Matt Ferrell on lap 9 wiped out Miller's huge advantage but once the green reappeared Miller quickly built his lead back to over three seconds. Rall brought out the caution on lap 15, again cancelling Miller's big lead over Capodice, Street, Clark, Ivy, Brandon Moore and 13th starter Steve Rando. On the ensuing restart Street blasted around Capodice but could not reel in Miller who took the checkers over three seconds ahead of Street. Capodice, Ivy and Moore rounded out the top five.

The JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro will be back in action Friday, June 29 at Attica Raceway Park and Saturday, June 30 at Fremont Speedway.

About the FAST Championship Series:

The FAST Series was started as a way to promote the great racing fans have enjoyed in Northwest/North Central Ohio at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway – thus the FAST acronym stood for Fremont Attica Sprint Title. Over the past couple of years the series has expanded to include other tracks and is now known as simply the FAST Championship Series.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2018 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Series presented by Ohio Logistics, or the 2018 JLH General Contractors FAST ‘305’ Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the FAST Series at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.

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Fremont Speedway Fort Ball Pizza Palace Night Saturday, June 16, 2018 Starting position - [*]

305 Sprints

Qualifying 1.4*-Tyler Street, 13.649; 2.26-Jamie Miller, 13.739; 3.47-Matt Lucius, 13.843; 4.5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr, 13.862; 5.19R-Steve Rando, 13.866; 6.12-Kyle Capodice, 13.869; 7.7M-Brandon Moore, 13.880; 8.99-Alvin Roepke, 13.915; 9.97-Kyle Peters, 13.926; 10.77I-John Ivy, 13.954; 11.8-Bobby CLark, 14.007; 12.9R-Dustin Rall, 14.037; 13.29-Bryan Sebetto, 14.058; 14.73-Joe Armbruster, 14.076; 15.21-Dustin Stroup, 14.088; 16.36-Seth Schneider, 14.149; 17.09-Justin Adams, 14.165; 18.67M-Matt Ferrell, 14.177; 19.75-Jerry Dahms, 14.203; 20.11X-George Englert, 14.331; 21.X-Mike Keegan, 15.696; 22.17J-Jeff Mills, 15.839;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps) 1. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 2. 97-Kyle Peters[1] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[5] ; 4. 67M-Matt Ferrell[6] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 6. 47-Matt Lucius[4] ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[7]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps) 1. 9R-Dustin Rall[2] ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 3. 99-Alvin Roepke[3] ; 4. 73-Joe Armbruster[1] ; 5. 09-Justin Adams[6] ; 6. 11X-George Englert[7] ; 7. 21-Dustin Stroup[5]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps) 1. 8-Bobby CLark[1] ; 2. 4*-Tyler Street[4] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[2] ; 4. 29-Bryan Sebetto[5] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 6. X-Mike Keegan[7] ; 7. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[3] ; 8. 17J-Jeff Mills[8]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 26-Jamie Miller[1] ; 2. 4*-Tyler Street[2] ; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[7] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[9] ; 6. 19R-Steve Rando[13] ; 7. 8-Bobby Clark[5] ; 8. 99-Alvin Roepke[8] ; 9. 36-Seth Schneider[15] ; 10. 97-Kyle Peters[6] ; 11. 9R-Dustin Rall[4] ; 12. 09-Justin Adams[14] ; 13. 73-Joe Armbruster[11] ; 14. 11X-George Englert[17] ; 15. X-Mike Keegan[18] ; 16. 29-Bryan Sebetto[12] ; 17. 75-Jerry Dahms[19] ; 18. 67M-Matt Ferrell[10] ; 19. 47-Matt Lucius[16] ; 20. 17J-Jeff Mills[22] ; 21. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[21] ; 22. 21-Dustin Stroup[20] Hard Charger: 19R-Steve Rando +7

 

 

Duke Scores IMCA Sprint Feature at Hagerstown

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Ken Duke, Jr. only needed the final lap to lead to score the win in the Mason-Dixon Showdown on Saturday night at Hagerstown Speedway.

For the first time in the history of Hagerstown Speedway, the IMCA RaceSaver 305 Sprints were the headlining division at the famed Hub City oval. The interregional event showcased cars from the PASS, Laurel Highlands, and Virginia Sprint Series.

53 IMCA cars were pitside with teams coming as far away from Vermont and North Carolina to compete at the Maryland half-mile for the 24 starting spots in the 25 lap feature event.

Zach Newlin and Ryan Lynn paced the field to the start, but Lynn amazingly did a 360* spin in turn four that unfortunately did cause a couple cars to get tangled up before the first lap was in the books.

Newlin led the way on the restart, but quickly had company with Jeff Miller on his tail. Miller powered by on the sixth circuit to grab the top spot, and looked like the car to beat as he sliced and diced through lapped traffic while running all over the track from the bottom to his own groove over the cushion up high near the guardrail.

Meanwhile, Duke quietly worked his way up to a distant runner-up spot from his 11th –place start on the grid. Fortunately for Duke and unfortunately for Miller, Miller’s mount broke and slowed to stop in the pit area after the white flag lap.

Duke led the final half of the last lap to go in the history books as the victor of the first IMCA RaceSaver event at Hagerstown.

Crossing the checkers behind Duke were Newlin, Scott Lutz from 16th, Tyler Reinhardt, and fifth-place finisher Drew Ritchey.

In his winner’s interview with Danny Wilson, Duke stated: “You know honestly, Jeff Miller, he’s fast everywhere we go. He’s one of the fastest cars in this series. Starting eleventh, I would’ve been happy with a top five. We got up to second and began rolling on the bottom really well, and when he pulled off the backstretch, I just couldn’t believe it to be honest.”

“We’ve gone 21 months without winning a race, and that’s the longest I ever want to go without winning one…..I’ll tell you what, this track really takes well to 305 Sprint Car racing and if you have us back, we’d love to come back.”, said Miller.

Qualifying heat winners John Scarborough, Darren Miller, Ritchey, and Newlin each picked up an additional $50 for their efforts courtesy of Turn 5 Turnaround. Twin B-Main winners were Robbie Bartchy and Cale Reigle.

Doug Hoffman got his second Pure Stock win of 2018, coming on the heels of default as unofficial winner Ryan Sager was disqualified upon post-race inspection. The top five was shuffled even more as Mike Desch also was disqualified. So that left second through fifth going to Jamie Zentmyer, Bryan Neff, Danny Beavers Jr., and Tom Wakefield.

Jonathan Raley grabbed the Hobby Stock feature win, while Matt Worley won the U-Car feature nightcap.

Notes: This was the first race held at Hagerstown since April 28th. It was an absolute beautiful night for racing as 106 cars filled the pit area. Thanks go out to everyone who supported this night.

A wild multi-car flip took place in the second 305 Sprint heat race along the frontstretch following a restart, that saw one car just land over the guardrail into the pit area. No one was injured in the melee.
The Pure Stock feature had its share of controversy and attrition that led to only 12 of the 15 scheduled laps completed due to the 30 minute time limit rule.
Next week, the Ultimate Northeast Super Late Model Series presented by All Things Automotive comes back for the second time in 2018 with Super Late Models going for $5,000 to win.

Feature Results

IMCA RaceSaver 305 Sprints – 1. 67-Ken Duke Jr., [11]; 2. 11Z-Zachary Newlin, [1]; 3. 33-Scott Lutz, [16]; 4. 4-Tyler Reinhardt, [9]; 5. 880-Drew Ritchey, [6]; 6. 61-John Scarborough, [12]; 7. 9C-Darren Miller, [8]; 8. 75-Dylan Shatzer, [10]; 9. 26-Ryan Lynn, [2]; 10. 5P-John Walp, [18]; 11. 8D-Scott Ellerman, [24]; 12. 50-Jay Krout, [5]; 13. 12J-Jonathan Jones, [23]; 14. 44V-Daren Bolac, [4]; 15. 20-Stephanie Dodson, [19]; 16. 29B-Robbie Bartchy, [21]; 17. 6X-Brad Mellott, [13]; 18. 53W-Jimmy White, [14]; 19. 6-Tony Harris, [15]; 20. 57J-Jeffrey Miller, [3]; 21. 99-Cale Reigle, [22]; 22. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz, [20]; 23. 88P-Fred Arnold, [7]; (DNS) 91J-John Fiore

Pure Stock – 1. S7-Doug Hoffman, [1]; 2. 81J-Jamie Zentmyer, [6]; 3. 03-Bryan Neff, [16]; 4. 62-Danny Beavers Jr., [14]; 5. 27-Tom Wakefield, [13]; 6. 7-Brian Swiger, [11]; 7. 19M-Bobby Meixsell, [19]; 8. 6R-Joe Rodgers, [18]; 9. 22-Jamey Swank, 12]; 10. 12-Michael Warrenfeltz, [3]; 11. 2+2-Chris Ebersole, [8]; 12. 65-Dillon Wilson, [15]; 13. 36A-Sam Archer, [9]; 14. 1-Charles Shearer, [17]; 15. 6C-Tony Catlett, [4]; 16. 6-Wayne Hawbaker, [10]; 17. 19-Danny Atherton, [5]; 18. 64-William Crook, [21]; DNS 14-Gary Breeden, DQ 22*-Ryan Sager, [2]; 59-Mike Desch, [7]

Hobby Stock – 1. 92-Jonathan Raley, [3]; 2. 67-Billy Ecton, [2]; 3. 41-Tom Caravello, [4]; 4. 57-William Ecton Jr., [9]; 5. 11A-James Speelman, [5]; 6. 52-Jeff Dillon, [1]; 7. 41X-Sam Caravello, [6]; 8. 7K-Michael Knight, [8]; 9. 03-Robert Thompson, [7]; 10. 10-Drew Fertig, [12]; 11. 34-Terry Leach, [10]; DNS 00-Charles Noblitt

U-Cars – 1. 6W-Matt Worley, [1]; 2. 81-Matthew Chronister, [3]; 3. 69-Robbie Carroll, [8]; 4. 47-Travis Brown, [2]; 5. 92-Terry Hartlaub, [4]; 6. 26-Kent Leonard, [5]; 7. 21-Ricky Weaver Jr., [7]; 8. 405-Justin Williamson, [10]; 9. 00-Anthony Varner, [9]; 10. 36-Robert Wellman, [11]; 11. 00X-Shane Seville, [16]; 12. 18-Kala Varner, [14]; 13. 64F-Travis Semple, [18]; 14. 80-Dale Varner Jr., [15]; 15. 01-Kayla Bookwalter, [13]; 16. 27-Melvin McCartan, [19]; 17. 151-Eric Boozel, [12] DNS 15-Chris Anderson, 01M-Rusty Martin

 

 

Martens Banks Over $4K in Dramatic Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP Sprint Car Nationals Finale with Kaup & Munoz Victorious as Well!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 16, 2018) – Fairview, Oklahoma’s Jake Martens survived a wild last-lap atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval to pocket more than $4,000 by winning Saturday night’s Second Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP vs. URSS 305 Sprint Car Nationals 30-lap championship feature event.

Martens took the lead away from Brian Herbert and then kept Chad Koch at bay before escaping a last-lap slider from Jake Bubak to pocket $4,040 that included $1,040 in lap money along with the posted $3,000 winner’s share.

Martens raced on to the stripe ahead of Koch and 15th-starter Luke Cranston for the lucrative payday aboard the Martens Machine Shop/Blake & Robin Stocking No. 48.

While Martens cashed in. Jeff Kaup added another win in the IMCA Sport Modified ranks and Angel Munoz bested the IMCA Stock Cars.

After heat race and qualifying race action for the 34-car Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars vs. United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS), Brian Herbert and Koby Walters led the way to the green flag as Martens gridded the feature field in third.

Herbert gunned into the lead at the outset and paced the early rounds ahead of Walters and Martens, with Martens making his way into second soon after the first of just two cautions flew after nine laps for Lonnie Cox in turn two with the final caution flying four laps later.

With Martens pressuring Herbert for the point, Chad Koch and Zach Blurton began dicing for position just behind them. Martens finally made his way into the lead on the 19th round with Koch following suit by racing into second on the same lap with a surging Luke Cranston taking over third from his 15th starting position on the 20th round.

The stage was set for a dicey final ten laps with Martens, Koch, Cranston and Jake Bubak all in the mix for the win. With Koch making several runs at Martens exiting turn four, Bubak battled past Cranston for third on the 27th lap and started sizing up the leaders.

With the white flag in the air, Bubak dove into turn one and slid past both Koch and then Martens to briefly take the lead. But as Martens drove off turn two, contact between the two cars sent Bubak looping into the infield.

“I have to apologize to Jake Bubak, he slid us and I turned down,” Martens said in victory lane. “But I can guarantee any one of the guys on the straightaway right now (the top three) would have done the exact same thing for $3,000 to win.”

Koch of Wichita Falls, TX, was a close second with Ness City, KS, native Cranston rounding out the podium in third. After winning the “B” Main, Jason Martin charged through the field to capture a fourth-place finish with Zach Blurton rounding out the top five.

Tony Bruce, Jr., crossed the stripe sixth with Herbert, Ray Seemann, Austin McLean and J.D. Johnson completing the top ten.

Nick Haygood, Seemann, Cranston and J.D. Johnson won heat races with Koby Walters, Marten and McLean topping the Qualifying races before Martin bested the “B” Main.

With Martens pocketing an extra $1,040 in lap money, others earning bonus money included Herbert ($920), Koch ($440), Walters ($340), Cranston ($160), Bubak ($60) and Blurton ($40).

Woodward, Oklahoma’s Jeff Kaup cashed in on Freddy McCoy’s misfortune to post his second IMCA Sport Modified win of the year at DCRP.

With Kaup gridding the feature field ninth, McCoy gunned into the lead from the front row outside and distanced himself from the field. Kaup worked his way through traffic and finally made his way to second by the eighth round of the 15-lapper but trailed McCoy by nearly a full straightaway.

McCoy’s lead was erased when a caution flew after 11 laps, with Kaup assuming the point when McCoy exited the track with mechanical woes.

Kaup raced on to the stripe ahead of Kaleb Roach with Bart Baker, Brian May and Adam Stenzel rounding out the top five.

In the IMCA Stock Cars ranks, Angel Munoz raced through the field to become the first repeat winner of the season in the 15-lapper.

While Munoz raced from ninth, Chris Oliver set the pace for a dozen laps until Munoz rallied by on the top side en route to victory lane. Michael Pepper raced into second with Oliver settling for third. Greg Schell and Dusty Witthuhn rounded out the top five.

Action resumes at Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday night, June 3, with the DCRP Mid-Season Championships featuring the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Dodge City Raceway Park – Second Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals

June 16, 2018, Results

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars vs. United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS):

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 1-Nick Haygood, 2. 33-Koby Walters, 3. 48-Jake Martens, 4. 83-Austin McLean, 5. 9d-Lance Davis, 6. 17s-Chad Salem, 7. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 8. 31m-Eric Mathews, 9. 11x-Jason Martin.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 72-Ray Seemann, 2. 97-Brian Herbert, 3. 35k-Chad Koch, 4. 2b-Brett Becker, 5. 0-Steven Richardson, 6. 11k-Tyler Knight, 7. 18-Brandon Sprott, 8. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 9. 24-Cody Hays.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 49x-Luke Cranston, 2. 2J-Zach Blurton, 3. 45-Lonnie Cox, 4. 224-Tony Bruce, Jr., 5. 49-Kris Moore, 6. 50-Jed Werner, 7. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 8. 7-Shane Sundquist.

Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 98-J.D. Johnson, 2. 74b-Jake Bubak, 3. 95-Buddy Tubbs, 4. 10-Jordan Knight, 5. 42-Chris Crowder, 6. 8J-Brandy Jones, 7. 4-Todd Plemons, 8. 911-Ty Williams.

First Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 33-Koby Walters, 2. 97-Brian Herbert, 3. 0-Steven Richardson, 4. 11k-Tyler Knight, 5. 1-Nick Haygood, 6. 9d-Lance Davis, 7. 49x-Luke Cranston, 8. 911-Ty Williams, 9. 17s-Chad Salem, 10. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 11. 24-Cody Hays, 12. 8J-Brandy Jones.

Second Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 48-Jake Martens, 2. 45-Lonnie Cox, 3. 72-Ray Seemann, 4. 74b-Jake Bubak, 5. 2J-Zach Blurton, 6. 2b-Brett Becker, 7. 4-Todd Plemons, 8. 42-Chris Crowder, 9. 49-Kris Miller, 10. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 11. 7-Shane Sundquist.

Third Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 83-Austin McLean, 2. 35k-Chad Koch, 3. 224-Tony Bruce, Jr., 4. 10-Jordan Knight, 5. 11x-Jason Martin, 6. 50-Jed Werner, 7. 98-J.D. Johnson, 8. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 9. 18-Brandon Sprott, 10. 95-Buddy Tubbs (DNS), 11. 31m-Eric Mathews (DNS).

“B” Main (12 Laps – 4 Transfer): 1. 11x-Jason Martin, 2. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 3. 911-Ty Williams, 4. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 5. 49-Kris More, 6. 7-Shane Sundquist, 7. 3k-Aaron Ploussard, 8. 24-Cody Hays, 9. 42-Chris Crowder, 10. 18-Brandon Sprott, 11. 17s-Chad Salem, 12. 95-Buddy Tubbs (DNS), 13. 8J-Brandy Jones (DNS), 14. 31m-Eric Mathews (DNS).

“A” Main (30 Laps): 1. 48-Jake Martens (3), 2. 35k-Chad Koch (4), 3. 49x-Luke Cranston (15), 4. 11x-Jason Martin (21), 5. 2J-Zach Blurton (8), 6. 224-Tony Bruce, Jr. (9), 7. 97-Brian Herbert (1), 8. 72-Ray Seemann (7), 9. 83-Austin McLean (5), 10. 98-J.D. Johnson (12), 11. 1-Nick Haygood (13), 12. 11k-Tyler Knight (11), 13. 33-Koby Walters (2), 14. 911-Ty Williams (23), 15. 10-Jordan Knight (16), 16. 50-Jed Werner (19), 17. 0-Steven Richardson (14), 18. 74b-Jake Bubak (6), 19. 51r-Ross Essenburg (24), 20. 21x-Taylor Velasquez (22), 21. 9d-Lance Davis (17), 22. 45-Lonnie Cox (10), 23. 2b-Brett Becker (18), 24. 4-Todd Plemons (20).

Lap Leaders: Brian Herbert 1-18, Jake Martens 19-30.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 3s-Adam Stenzel, 2. 8-Brian May, 3. 21-Joey Maupin, 4. 21b-Rayce Hacker, 5. 5r-Kaleb Roach, 6. 10-Alex Wiens, 7. 65-Kohl Ricke, 8. 10T-Toby Witthuhn.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 4-Freddy McCoy, 2. 18-Kyle Wiens, 3. 92-Jeff Kaup, 4. 4p-Daylon Bergeron, 5. 7-Jarett Lunow, 6. 37-Bart Baker, 7. 12d-Brad Johnson.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 92-Jeff Kaup, 2. 5r-Kaleb Roach, 3. 37-Bart Baker, 4. 8-Brian May, 5. 3s-Adam Stenzel, 6. 4p-Daylon Bergeron, 7. 18-Kyle Wiens, 8. 12d-Brad Johnson, 9. 65-Kohl Ricke, 10. 10-Alex Wiens, 11. 21-Joey Maupin, 12. 21b-Rayce Hacker, 13. 4-Freddy McCoy, 14. 7-Jarett Lunow. DNS: 10T-Toby Witthuhn.

IMCA Stock Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 3-Chris Oliver, 2. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 3. 89-Greg Schell, 4. 22p-Michael Pepper, 5. 25x-Troy Burkhart, 6. 52-Larry Baird, 7. 771-Steve Blunk, 8. 01-Jesse Smith.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 2m-Angel Munoz, 2. 97x-Ondre Rexford, 3. 33-Marlin Hogie, 4. 52T-Travis Baird, 5. 17m-Shannon Maughlin, 6. 57-Will Bauer, 7. 40-Les Martens.

“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 2m-Angel Munoz, 2. 22p-Michael Pepper, 3. 3-Chris Oliver, 4. 89-Greg Schell, 5. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 6. 17m-Shannon Maughlin, 7. 25x-Troy Burkhart, 8. 33-Marlin Hogie, 9. 52T-Travis Baird, 10. 52-Larry Baird, 11. 40-Les Martens, 12. 771-Steve Blunk, 13. 97x-Ondre Rexford, 14. 57-Will Bauer, 15. 17-Ryan Keller. DNS: 01-Jesse Smith.

 

Solwold is Sportsman Sprint Shootout Champ

6/16/18

Alger, WA - With less than a calendar week before the 47th running of the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup presented by The Skagit Casino Resort at Skagit Speedway, Jason Solwold was in top shape as he took the $2,000 top prize for the R&H Mechanical Sportsman Sprint Shootout.

Solwold had his work cut out for him in the 25 lap main event. After setting quick time and winning his heat race, Solwold ran fourth in the dash, setting him on the outside second row for the main event as Cory Swatzina built a sizable early lead. A lap nine caution for James Bundy cut into Swatzina’s advantage, with Kelsey Carpenter, Trevor Cook and Solwold stacked up behind a lapped car on the restart. All three got around the slower car quickly, but Swatzina was back to building his lead as he close on traffic. Around lap 14, three cars came together at the back of the field, including Cale Brooke, Adam Hinds and Ashleigh Johnson, forcing Cory into traffic earlier than he anticipated. Cook and Solwold had cleared Carpenter and closed quickly on Cory, who couldn’t find the combination to clear the slower car. As the pair rolled to within a car length of the leader, Solwold slipped under Cook to take second, then on lap 21 made an inside move to pull even with Cory in turn three. The highside didn’t provide enough bite for Swatzina to keep up, securing the top spot for Solwold who quickly slid the slower car in front of him and ran away to take the victory. Champagne and Cigars from Hodel Racing and $1,000 cash bonus courtesy Shark Racing Engines awaited Solwold and the Kilcup Family team in victory lane. Cook took second from Swatzina in the closing laps, as Cory was relegated to third. Heat winners received a $100 gift certificate from Speedmart on the night - heat wins went to Solwold, Joe Lyon, Jared Peterson and Cook. The hard charger collected $250 bonus dollars from Jack Clevenger as well as Rob & Kate Dillard - that award went to Jake Helsel who moved up eight spots in the A Main. Bailey Sucich won a random draw in the pits for $50 gift certificate to Triple X Race Components Inc.

Rolling Thunder Big Rigs packed the house for their annual visit at Skagit Speedway. Tammi Rodstrom took the lead with two laps to go and held off Dustin Smith by a foot to pickup the win. Leo Norris led the first 18 laps before fading to third. Rob Johnson and Tom Rayton won the heat races.

Brian Michelson picked up win number three of 201 in the Outlaw Tuner division, leading laps 3-17 en route to the win. Jon Gunderson was second and Brandon Jansen took third, with Michelson winning the heat.

R&H Mechanical Sportsman Sprint Shootout Fast Time - Jason Solwold 12.840 Heat 1 - Jason Solwold, Adam Hinds, Kelsey Carpenter, Ashleigh Johnson, Steve Parker, John Tharp Heat 2 - Joe Lyon, Brett McGhie, Cory Swatzina, Jake Helsel, Bailey Sucich, KEvin Kirkpatrick Heat 3 - Jared Peterson, Jayme Barnes, Cale Brooke, Barry Martinez, Bill Rude, James Bundy Heat 4 - Trevor Cook, Devin Barnes, Colton Heath, Ryan Cully, Victoria McCabe Dash - Cory Swatzina, Carpenter, Cook, Solwold B Main - Kevin Kirkpatrick, Sucich, Rude, Bundy, Tharp, McCabe, Parker A Main - Jason Solwold, Cook, Swatzina, Carpenter, Heath, J Barnes, Helsel, Peterson, McGhie, Lyon, Cully, Sucich, Martinez, Kirkpatrick, D Barnes, Brooke, Hinds, Johnson, Rude, Bundy Lap Leaders - Swatzina 1-20 Solwold 21-25 Hard Charger - Jake Helsel +8

Outlaw Tuners Heat - Brian Michelson, Clint Meins, Brandon Jansen, Jon Gunderson, TJ Campbell, Rob Dozark Main - Brian Michelson, Gunderson, Jansen, Dozark, Jack Desrosier, Meins, Campbell Lap Leaders - Jansen 1-2 Michelson 3-17

Rolling Thunder Big Rigs Heat 1 - Rob Johnson, Leo Norris, Tammi Rodstrom, Ben Smith, Jeromy Burdick Heat 2 - Tom Rayton, Dustin Smith, Josh Sanaski, Dave Barr, Rob Johnson Main - Tammi Rodstrom, Dustin Smith, Leo Norris, Josh Sanaski, Dave Barr, Tom Rayton, Jeromy Burdick, Rob Johnson, Ben Smith Lap Leaders - Norris 1-18 Rodstrom 19-20

 

 

Hall gets last lap, last corner pass for BOSS win at Fremont

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio - Luke Hall passed Tyler Gunn in the last corner of the last lap to score his first career win at Fremont Speedway Saturday, June 16 in the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) on Fort Ball Pizza Palace Night.

Hall, from Bradford, Ohio, overcame a one and half second lead the last four laps after coming from his ninth starting spot in the 25-lap A-main. After taking the white flag he threw a slider at Gunn in turns one and two but Gunn cut back under to maintain the lead down the back stretch. Hall blasted under Gunn entering turn three and slid up in front as Gunn tried to turn back under but Hall won the drag race to the checkers.

"I know he (Gunn) is a hometown guy and I wasn't trying to crash him by any means but we came here to win, not run second. I definitely didn't want to tear his stuff up and he came by me afterwards and I'm glad that didn't happen. That's just hard racing for the win. I'm worn out as all get out. You just have to want it a little bit more and throw it in there a little bit harder. Jack Hewitt helped me get started and when they took that ledge off it heart my heart...that's the only thing he taught us how to run. But luckily it got a good cushion back again and it worked out in our favor," Hall said in the Engine Pro Victory Lane. "I have to thank the Nelsons, Hawk Chassis, Site X, Bierly Well Drilling, Quest Credit Union and JABB Insulation."

After having won at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio Friday, Fremont's Jamie Miller made it a clean sweep of the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, dominating the 25-lap feature at Fremont. Miller has won three features - Attica, Limaland and now Fremont - in the last three weeks (last week's events were lost to rain) along with a runner-up finish two weeks ago at Fremont.

"We've been fast right out of the box this year. This race car is probably the best one I've ever been in. We made all the right calls tonight. We've been real fortunate hitting the right set-ups with the track conditions. I have to thank Ryan French and his wife Angie for giving me the opportunity to drive this car. They've been great to work with and a lot of fun. I want to thank Rich Farmer and the crew at the track for giving us a great surface, Jon Horn for the FAST deal and all the fans that come out and support us," Miller said beside the Sonic Hauling, Fostoria Modd Shop, Phil Rister Racing, NAPA of Attica, Reedtown Tavern, Branham Builders, Crown Battery, Avon by Angie, Sparting Underground backed machine.

Tiffin's Chester Fitch led all 15 non-stop laps in the McCullough Industries Limited Late Models to score his second win of the season at Fremont Speedway. It was the 11th of his career at the track.

"I was kind of getting crossed up there a little bit toward the end and making mistakes and not hitting my marks like I should. This is still my 602 crate motor. By actually running good and meeting some great guys over here I've picked up some new sponsors. I want to thank Kenny Clark at Fremont Fence, Distel's Septic Service, Sacksteder-Worland Insurance and my family," Fitch said beside his Westside Auto Sales, Tiffin Auto Auction, Miracle Motors, Danner's Recycling & Towing, Hi-Way 101 Auto Parts, Shorty's Auction & Liquidation Services, Griff's Engines backed #101.

Former track champion Keith Sorg survived a marathon Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck feature to score his fifth career win at Fremont, leading all 20 laps.

"Starting up front is way better than in the back where you can get into a lot of trouble and tear stuff up. I want to thank Advanced Auto Parts of the east side, M&L Excavating, D&R Transmissions, Fremont Fence, Level Performance and my mom and dad," Sorg said.

In the 25 lap BOSS A-main Dallas Hewitt and Lee Underwood brought the field to green with Hewitt gaining the advance over Ty Tilton, Underwood, Andy Feil, Dustin Ingle, Mike Miller, Gunn and Joe Liguori. The first caution flew with three laps scored for a spin by Paul Dues and Matt Cooley. All eyes were on Little 500 winner Kody Swanson who had worked his way from 12th to fifth in just three laps.

When the green reappeared Hewitt continued to lead as Gunn blasted into second while Tilton tried to hold off Underwood and Swanson for third. Hall got up on the wheel and powered from sixth to third in three laps and challenged Gunn for second by lap 10. Both Gunn and Hall moved to within striking distance of Hewitt at the half-way point with Gunn taking over the top spot on lap 14. Hall drove into second on lap 16 just before the caution flew for Dues with nine laps to go.

Following a caution on lap 18, Gunn got a great restart and pulled away slightly from Hall while Hewitt, Swanson and 19th starter Brian Smith were locked in an entertaining battle for third. Gunn seemed well on his way to his first non-wing sprint car win, building a 1.35 second lead with just four laps to go. Hall, however, had other plans, methodically eating into Gunn's lead. As they drove to the white, Hall was glued to Gunn's rear bumper and tried a slider into one and two. Gunn turned back under the pair went side by side into the final two turns with Hall sliding in front and nearly making contact with Gunn.

Hall won the drag race to the checkers with Swanson, Underwood and Smith rounding out the top five.

Miller and Tyler Street brought the field to green for the 25-lap Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 sprint A-main with Miller quickly establishing himself as the driver to beat, pulling out to a three second lead within three laps over Kyle Capodice, Street, Dustin Rall, Bobby Clark and John Ivy.

A caution for Matt Ferrell on lap 9 wiped out Miller's huge advantage but once the green reappeared Miller quickly built his lead back to over three seconds. Rall brought out the caution on lap 15, again cancelling Miller's big lead over Capodice, Street, Clark, Ivy, Brandon Moore and 13th starter Steve Rando. On the ensuing restart Street blasted around Capodice but could not reel in Miller who took the checkers over three seconds ahead of Street. Capodice, Ivy and Moore rounded out the top five.

In the late model A-main Fitch powered into the lead at the drop of the green. With a couple of laps to go Jamie Miller had closed but Fitch was able to regain his momentum and took the win over Miller, John Mayes Jr., Brad Mitten and Dustin Keegan.

Brad Keckler and Sorg paced the field for the 20 lap dirt truck A-main with Sorg gaining the upper hand. Four cautions in the first six laps kept the field close. When the green reappeared on lap six Sorg held off Keckler, Jim Holcomb, Mitten, Jeff Ward and Eric Devanna. With three laps to go Holcomb stopped on the track to bring out the caution with Sorg leading Keckler, Mitten, Ward and Kent Brewer. When the green came out Mitten and Brewer tangled with Mitten ending up on his roof.

While Mitten walked away unharmed a lengthy red ensued for the clean-up. When the green flew Sorg pulled away for the win over Keckler, Ward, Brad Stuckey and Brewer.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, June 30 for Open Wheel Shoot-Out #3 featuring the FAST 410 and 305 sprints and the NRA 360 Sprint Invaders on Willie's Sales & Service Night.

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About Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Located on West State Street in Fremont, Fort Ball Pizza Palace is home of the all-you-can-eat Italian smorgasbord. Racers gather at Fort Ball during the week for lunch and great bench racing. Fort Ball Pizza Palace has been a proud marketing partner of Fremont Speedway for many years and is the title sponsor of the 410 sprint car division. Fort Ball has great pizza, pasta, wings and a fantastic salad bar.

Fremont Speedway
Fort Ball Pizza Palace Night
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Starting position - [*]

B.O.S.S Non-Wing

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 42-Ty Tilton[1] ; 2. 18-Dallas Hewitt[2] ; 3. 9N-Luke Hall[4] ; 4. 87-Paul Dues[8] ; 5. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[7] ; 6. 9G-Cody Gardener[5] ; 7. 8-Joe Sylvester[3] ; 8. 86-Rick Holley[6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 24L-Lee Underwood[2] ; 2. 82-Mike Miller[1] ; 3. 41-Cole Ketcham[3] ; 4. 12-Ted Hines[5] ; 5. 6-Bill Rose[8] ; 6. 3-Joe Butera[4] ; 7. 2+-Brian Smith[7] ; 8. 53-Steve Little[6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 08-Andy Feil[2] ; 2. 44-Joe Liguori[1] ; 3. 77-Kory Crabtree[3] ; 4. 74-Drew Rader[4] ; 5. 14W-Chris Wilson[5] ; 6. 97-Scott Hardman[6] ; 7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[7] ; 8. 31L-Buddy Lowther[8]

Heat 4 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 2. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[3] ; 3. 12s-Kody Swanson[8] ; 4. 19-Matt Cooley[6] ; 5. 14-Chad Wilson[4] ; 6. 5M-Mike Moore[5] ; 7. 5-Bob McMillen[2] ; 8. 18D-Bobby Distel[7]

B-Main 1 (12 Laps, top 6 to A)
1. 6-Bill Rose[2] ; 2. 9G-Cody Gardener[5] ; 3. 2+-Brian Smith[10] ; 4. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[1] ; 5. 5M-Mike Moore[8] ; 6. 14-Chad Wilson[4] ; 7. 97-Scott Hardman[7] ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[11] ; 9. 5-Bob McMillen[12] ; 10. 3-Joe Butera[6] ; 11. 18D-Bobby Distel[16] ; 12. 8-Joe Sylvester[9] ; 13. 31L-Buddy Lowther[15] ; 14. 14W-Chris Wilson[3] ; 15. 86-Rick Holley[13] ; 16. 53-Steve Little[14]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps)
1. 9N-Luke Hall[9] ; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 3. 12s-Kody Swanson[12] ; 4. 24L-Lee Underwood[2] ; 5. 2+-Brian Smith[19] ; 6. 18-Dallas Hewitt[1] ; 7. 42-Ty Tilton[3] ; 8. 77-Kory Crabtree[11] ; 9. 74-Drew Rader[15] ; 10. 6-Bill Rose[17] ; 11. 44-Joe Liguori[8] ; 12. 9G-Cody Gardener[18] ; 13. 12-Ted Hines[14] ; 14. 14-Chad Wilson[22] ; 15. 82-Mike Miller[6] ; 16. 08-Andy Feil[5] ; 17. 5M-Mike Moore[21] ; 18. 19-Matt Cooley[16] ; 19. 87-Paul Dues[13] ; 20. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[4] ; 21. 41-Cole Ketcham[10] ; 22. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[20]
Hard Charger: 2+-Brian Smith +14

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying
1.4*-Tyler Street, 13.649; 2.26-Jamie Miller, 13.739; 3.47-Matt Lucius, 13.843; 4.5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr, 13.862; 5.19R-Steve Rando, 13.866; 6.12-Kyle Capodice, 13.869; 7.7M-Brandon Moore, 13.880; 8.99-Alvin Roepke, 13.915; 9.97-Kyle Peters, 13.926; 10.77I-John Ivy, 13.954; 11.8-Bobby CLark, 14.007; 12.9R-Dustin Rall, 14.037; 13.29-Bryan Sebetto, 14.058; 14.73-Joe Armbruster, 14.076; 15.21-Dustin Stroup, 14.088; 16.36-Seth Schneider, 14.149; 17.09-Justin Adams, 14.165; 18.67M-Matt Ferrell, 14.177; 19.75-Jerry Dahms, 14.203; 20.11X-George Englert, 14.331; 21.X-Mike Keegan, 15.696; 22.17J-Jeff Mills, 15.839;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 2. 97-Kyle Peters[1] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[5] ; 4. 67M-Matt Ferrell[6] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 6. 47-Matt Lucius[4] ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[7]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 9R-Dustin Rall[2] ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 3. 99-Alvin Roepke[3] ; 4. 73-Joe Armbruster[1] ; 5. 09-Justin Adams[6] ; 6. 11X-George Englert[7] ; 7. 21-Dustin Stroup[5]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 8-Bobby CLark[1] ; 2. 4*-Tyler Street[4] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[2] ; 4. 29-Bryan Sebetto[5] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 6. X-Mike Keegan[7] ; 7. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[3] ; 8. 17J-Jeff Mills[8]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 26-Jamie Miller[1] ; 2. 4*-Tyler Street[2] ; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[7] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[9] ; 6. 19R-Steve Rando[13] ; 7. 8-Bobby Clark[5] ; 8. 99-Alvin Roepke[8] ; 9. 36-Seth Schneider[15] ; 10. 97-Kyle Peters[6] ; 11. 9R-Dustin Rall[4] ; 12. 09-Justin Adams[14] ; 13. 73-Joe Armbruster[11] ; 14. 11X-George Englert[17] ; 15. X-Mike Keegan[18] ; 16. 29-Bryan Sebetto[12] ; 17. 75-Jerry Dahms[19] ; 18. 67M-Matt Ferrell[10] ; 19. 47-Matt Lucius[16] ; 20. 17J-Jeff Mills[22] ; 21. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[21] ; 22. 21-Dustin Stroup[20]
Hard Charger: 19R-Steve Rando +7

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 (8 Laps)
1. 8KB-Kent Brewer[3] ; 2. 33-Jeff Ward[4] ; 3. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[5] ; 4. 26-Kyle Lagrou[2] ; 5. 37-Eric DeVanna[6] ; 6. 67-Ben Clapp[1] ; 7. 2X-Chris Bitters[8] ; 8. 115-Ben Good[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)
1. 23m-Brad Mitten[1] ; 2. 17-Bob Dible[4] ; 3. 49X-Brad Keckler[3] ; 4. 16-Jim Holcomb[2] ; 5. 5s-Brad Stuckey[6] ; 6. 2-Brian Sorg[5] ; 7. 1H-Zeth Sabo[7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps)
1. 72-Eric Potridge[2] ; 2. 22-Brandon Leighton[5] ; 3. 4s-Keith Sorg[7] ; 4. 48-Jeramiah Halbeisen[4] ; 5. 83-Noah Wagner[1] ; 6. 11-Austin Gibson[3] ; 7. 17x-Dustin Keegan[6]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps)
1. 4s-Keith Sorg[2] ; 2. 49X-Brad Keckler[1] ; 3. 33-Jeff Ward[11] ; 4. 5s-Brad Stuckey[14] ; 5. 8KB-Kent Brewer[10] ; 6. 37-Eric DeVanna[13] ; 7. 83-Noah Wagner[15] ; 8. 17x-Dustin Keegan[21] ; 9. 26-Kyle Lagrou[12] ; 10. 67-Ben Clapp[16] ; 11. 2-Brian Sorg[17] ; 12. 2X-Chris Bitters[19] ; 13. 23m-Brad Mitten[8] ; 14. 48-Jeramiah Halbeisen[3] ; 15. 16-Jim Holcomb[4] ; 16. 72-Eric Potridge[6] ; 17. 1H-Zeth Sabo[20] ; 18. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[9] ; 19. 17-Bob Dible[5] ; 20. 22-Brandon Leighton[7] ; 21. 11-Austin Gibson[18] ; 22. 115-Ben Good[22]
Hard Charger: 17x-Dustin Keegan +13

Limited Late Models - McCullough Industries

Heat 1 (8 Laps)
1. 101-Chester Fitch[5] ; 2. 69-John Mayes[4] ; 3. 4M-Jamie Miller[7] ; 4. 23m-Brad Mitten[2] ; 5. 17x-Dustin Keegan[3] ; 6. 16-Steve Sabo[1] ; 7. 27K-Jay King[6] ; 8. 22J-Josh Kiser[8]

A-Main 1 (15 Laps)
1. 101-Chester Fitch[2] ; 2. 4M-Jamie Miller[4] ; 3. 69-John Mayes[3] ; 4. 23m-Brad Mitten[1] ; 5. 17x-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 6. 16-Steve Sabo[6] ; 7. 27K-Jay King[7] ; 8. 22J-Josh Kiser[8]

 

 

Wilmot Raceway

Bill Balog of Hartland, originally from Alaska, might have liked some of the cool native land temperatures following a hotly contested a late race win in the 30-lap Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association (IRA) feature highlighting Wilmot Raceway's Father's Day weekend racing action Saturday, June 16.
Genoa City's Nick Simons picked up his first 20-lap modified feature of the season taking the lead in the closing laps.
Ian Stear of Harvard, Illinois chalked up his third 20-lap Wisconsin-Illinois mini-sprint feature of the season at Wilmot.
"It was hot out there, but the win feels great because our team, sponsors and fans have stayed behind us," said 8-time IRA Champion Balog, who won his second IRA feature of 2018. "Scott(Nietzel) was tough and Scott Biertzer was strong, too. Hopefully we can keep things going now."
"It's been a couple years since we've finished on the front straightaway," said Biertzer, who overtook Nietzel on the white flag lap for the runner-up finish. "It feels great to run well in front of these fans here at Wilmot."
"This was a brand new car and I guess it had more in it than I thought," said Nietzel. "It feels great to run so well here because it's been a while since we've had a good finish in front of these Wilmot fans."
Chase Briscoe of Mitchell, Indiana was fourth. Jake Blackhurst of Hanna City, IL was fifth.
Nick Simons overtook Mukwonago's Mike Knurr with two laps to go after the pair went wheel to wheel following a restart with four laps to go. Knurr held the point for the first 16 non-stop laps. "It was a lot of fun inside the car and I hope it was as much fun for the fans," said N. Simons, joined in victory lane by his dad. "This is Father's Day weekend and what a great way to celebrate it."
Eagle's Steve Mueller was third. Cedarville's Joe Huenfeld was fourth. Franklin's Scott Barnharst fifth.
Stear shot to the inside of early race leader Nick Sheridan of Fox Lake, IL six laps into the main, going on to an emotional Father's Day weekend win of his own. "I have to thank my dad, family, and everybody who supports me in doing this," said Stear, brought to tears in victory lane. "It's a great win."
Waukesha's Mark Heinert came on to take second. Nick Petska of Spring Grove, IL was third, coming from 11th in the original starting grid. Tim Brannam of Holiday Hills, IL was fourth. Slinger's Jeff Schmidt fifth.
Family Night sponsored by William W. Meyer & Sons of Libertyville, IL is scheduled Saturday, June 23. Michael Glasder of Harvard, IL, 29-year-old 2018 U.S. Olympic Team Trials Champion and Ski Jumping Team member, sponsored by Meyer & Son, will be on hand to meet fans. Competing on the 1/3-mile clay oval will be AutoMeter WingLess Sprints, modifieds, street stocks and Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Cars.
Grandstands open at 5:00 p.m. with on track activity at 6:00 and racing to follow. Family Night grandstand admission is $15.00 for anyone ages 12 & over with everyone ages 11 & under admitted free. Active military with an ID card receive a $5.00 discount.
For updates check the Wilmot Raceway Facebook page or website wilmotraceway.com.
SUMMARY - WILMOT RACEWAY, WILMOT, WISCONSIN - FATHER'S DAY WEEKEND SPECIAL - SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2018
BUMPER TO BUMPER INTERSTATE RACING ASSOCIATION OUTLAW SPRINTS: 30-LAP FEATURE: 1. Bill Balog, Hartland; 2. Scott Biertzer, West Bend; 3. Scotty Nietzel, Beaver Dam; 4. Chase Briscoe, Mitchell, IN; 5. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL; 6. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan; 7. Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie; 8. Mike Reinke, Howards Grove; 9. Brandon McMullen, Plymouth; 10. Matt Vandervere, Zion, IL; 11. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL; 12. Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls; 13. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD; 14. Scott Uttech, New Berlin; 15. Russel Borland, Kewaskum; 16. Trey Datweiler, Herscher, IL; 17. Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek; 18. Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL; 19. Mike Decker, Silver Lake; 20. Bill Wirth, Cudahy; 21. Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL; 22. Kris Spitz, Salem; 23. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam; 24. Raymond Hensley, Trevor.

 

Patriot Sprint Tour Quick Results

Selinsgrove Speedway- Joe Whitcomb Memorial

A Main: 1) CHAD LAYTON (1) 2) 28F-Davie Franek 3) 99k-Cody Keller 4) 45n-Kevin Nagy 5) 5-Justin Barger 6) 47c-Adam Carberry 7) 77-Derek Locke 8) 47-Kyle Drum 9) 66-Ryan Kissinger 10) 49s-Mallie Shuster 11) 14-Coleman Gulick 12) 79-Jordan Thomas 13) 90-Matt Tanner 14) 22r-Mike Koehler 15) 11-Jim Shuster 16) 67-Pete Richardson 17) 121-Steve Glover 18) 17-Josh Azzi 19) 82-Jared Zimbardi 20) 5n-Brian Nornhold 21) 30-Scott Goodrich 22) 14b-Brett Wright 23) 10-Paulie Colagiovanni 24) 45-Chuck Hebing 25) Michael Walter II

Heat 1: 1) 66-Ryan Kissinger 2) 5-Justin Barger 3) 49-Mallie Shuster 4) 47-Kyle Drum 5) 90-Matt Tanner 6) 11-Jim Shuster 7) 30-Scott Goodrich 8) 21-Eric Valinsky

Heat 2: 1) 45n-Kevin Nagy 2) 10-Paulie Colagiovanni 3) 67-Pete Richardson 4) 14B-Brett Wright 5) 17-Josh Azzi 6) 5n-Brian Nornhold

Heat 3: 1) 28f-Davie Franek 2) 99K-Cody Keller 3) 79-Jordan Thomas 4) 14-Coleman Gulick 5) 121-Steve Glover 6) 19-Colby Womer 7) 71-Charlie Anderson

Heat 4: 1) 45-Chuck Hebing 2) 35-Chad Layton 3) 77-Derek Locke 4) 82-Jared Zimbardi 5) 33- Mike Walter 6) 6M- Hank Donavan Jr 7) 22r-Mike Koehler

B Main: 1) 47c-Adam Carberry 2) 11-Jim Shuster 3) 5n-Brian Nornhold 4) 22r-Mike Koehler 5) 30-Scott Goodrich 6) 6m-Hank Donavan Jr 7) 71-Charlie Anderson 8) 21- Eric Valinsky 9) 29-Jason Shultz

Time Trial Results: 1) 49s-Mallie Shuster (17.424) 2) 47c-Adam Carberry (17.449) 3) 79-Jordan Thomas (17.547) 4) 77-Derek Locke (17.516) 5) 47-Kyle Drum (17.539) 6) 45n-Kevin Nagy (17.598) 7) 28f-Davie Franek (17.598) 8) 82-Jared Zimbardi (17.608) 9) 66-Ryan Kissinger (17.642) 10) 10-Paulie Colagiovanni (16.642) 11) 99k-Cody Keller (17.646) 12) 35-Chad Layton (17.669) 13) 5-Justin Barger (17.697) 14) 67-Pete Richardson (17.736) 15) 29-Jason Shultz (17.737) 16) 45-Chuck Hebing (17.753) 17) 90-Matt Tanner (17.842) 18) 5-Brian Nornhold (18.021) 19) 14-Coleman Gulick (18.078) 20) 33-Michael Walter (18.154) 21) 11-Jim Shuster (18.162) 22) 17-Josh Azzi (18.228) 23) 121-Steve Glover (18.225) 24) 6m-Hank Donavan (18.271) 25) 30-Scott Goodrich (18.336) 26) 14B-Brett Wright (18.435) 27) 71-Charlie Anderson (19.100) 28) 22r-Mike Koehler (19.768) 29) 21-Eric Valinsky

 

 

Hirst is a Four-Time Tarter Memorial Winner

Chico, CA (June 15, 2018) …. Paradise driver Kyle Hirst picked up his 31st career win at Silver Dollar Speedway Friday night. More importantly, he won his fourth David Tarter Memorial in grand fashion by pocketing the $3,500 winners pay day. It was his third Tarter win in a row. “This has been a great race for me and to continue to win it in honor of David is very cool,” said Hirst in victory lane. Other winners included Matt Micheli of Live Oak who won the Street Stock feature, Redding’s Casey McClain in the wingless sprints and Maryville’s Brian Cooper during the 20-lap IMCA Sport Mod main event.
The Speedway would like to thank Howard and Shelly Tarter for their continued support of this event in honor of their son, David. This event was the 6th Annual David Tarter Memorial. With the help from the Tarter family and sponsors, the sprint car drivers were able to race for about $3500 extra tonight.
Willie Croft started the night off by turning the fastest lap in qualifying at a 12.136. Croft bested 23 other drivers to earn the $500 bonus from Kyle Larson Racing. At the start of the 35-lap main event, Croft was also up front and leading. In fact, Croft was so good that at one point he lapped up to 14th spot during the first 13-laps of the non-stop event. However, on lap 14, Croft and Cody Hodgson came together just past the flag stand on the front stretch. The contact sent Croft spinning around wildly while Hodgson flipped violently end over end until he finally stopped in the foam barrier blocks off turn one. There was definite concern for both drivers, but each were able to climb from their cars and walk away.
The restart saw Sean Becker with the lead. Kyle Hirst had worked his way up from his seventh starting spot and began to attack Becker for the lead. Hirst slid Becker going into turn three and drifted up in front of him in turn four. Becker hit the brakes and tried to turn back to the inside of Hirst but unfortunately began to spin down across the banking. Becker had to stop his car and sat helpless facing the wrong way in turn four.
Hirst was up front, and no one was able to touch him. While lapped traffic did provide some drama it was Hirst who negotiated it the best. Behind him the battle between Colby Copeland and Andy Forsberg was exciting. Each driver trying to out think the other. As the white flag was displayed Hirst had every reason to think he was going to win. Yet, Kalib Henry came to a stop in the back stretch and this brought out the yellow. On the next restart, Hirst led again and received another white flag but this time Brad Bumgarner and Michael Ing flipped in turn one. A red was waived on the track and Hirst would need to attempt a third restart to get the win. In true championship form, Hirst never bobbled and finally crossed the start finish line with the checkered flag waiving. Copeland held on to second and Forsberg third. Give Ryan Robinson credit as he started 14th and drove a smooth, clean race. Robinson finished fourth. Yet it was 17th place starting driver Michael Kofoid that passed the most cars and finished fifth. He will receive the hard charger award. Becker rebounded to finish six. Mason Moore rounded out the top seven.
Hunter Merritt led the first eight laps of the exciting IMCA Sport Mod main event. A few yellows slowed the early part of the race. On lap nine Phil Marino grabbed the lead. Another series of yellows allowed Marino to keep the lead. On lap 14, Brian Cooper, who started eighth, methodically passed drivers and moved into the lead. Cooper has passed Marino earlier in the race, but yellows came out and the field was reverted to the previous lap. It was Cooper’s second win of the season at Chico. In victory lane it was a special moment as signs were made that said we love and miss you Cy, Cooper’s son, who is enlisted with the Army. Marino hung on to finish second. Ninth place starting Andrew Peckham charged towards the front and finished third. After leading the first part of the race, Merritt finished fourth. Fifth place went to Mike Merritt.
Corey Hall started the stock car main event by jumping into the lead of their 20-lap main event. Hall is also the point leader and would be tough to pass. Yet, just past the half way point both Hall and second place at the time Devin Koranda would have issues. This bolted Matt Micheli to the top spot. Micheli, known as a former dirt modified champion, looked cool, calm and collected up front. Micheli looked good up front and went on win the feature. Richard Workman started fifth but by the end of the show he finished second. Leif Berglund finished strong and came home with a third-place finish. Fourth went to Koranda while Hall came home fifth.
Braedon Enos led the first 12-laps of the wingless sprint car main event. However, Enos would come to a stop in turn one ending his chances at the win. Sixth place starting Casey McClain was the new leader. A series of yellows really dragged on and slowed the event. Also, numerous cars exited the track leaving officials with little choice but to shorten the race to 15-laps. McClain is a solid driver. He is a champion at Cycleland Speedway, he has shown that he has the skills to wheel a sprint car and tonight it was nice to see him in victory lane. Brett Youngman survived the chaos and finished second. The third and final car running at the end was Brian Grosenheider.
Tonight’s results are available at speedhive.com

 

 

Boyles, Briggs, Tarlton, Fritz and Allen Are Victorious During a Wild Night at Gas City

GAS CITY, Ind., June 16 — Friday night’s first “Jack and Jiggs Classic,” named in honor of track owner Jack Himelick and former promoter Jiggs Thomason, will go down in Gas City I-69 Speedway lore as a wild one, as drivers of 106 cars in five divisions duked it out on the quarter-mile dirt oval before a large, enthusiastic crowd. The big winners were Clinton Boyles (non-wing sprints); Stratton Briggs (USAC Midwest Thunder SpeeD2 midgets); Michael Tarlton (UMP modifieds); Jason Fritz (thunder cars) and Gage Allen (front-wheel-drive compacts).

There were flips in every division except the modifieds. Miraculously all the drivers walked away except for veteran Tom Davies, who was transported by helicopter to a local hospital after he flipped between Turns 1 and 2 with three laps down in the third sprint heat. Davies was responsive to rescue workers, and preliminary reports from the hospital said he had no broken bones but was bruised and sore.

Three of the feature winners started on the pole (Boyles, Briggs and Allen), while Tarlton started second and Fritz third.

Boyles led every lap of the 25-lap sprint feature, which was a torrid, non-stop race. The Greewood, Mo.-based driver extended his point lead as he scored his third Gas City feature victory of the season. He slowed on the backstretch for an instant at the end but still won convincingly in Paul Hazen’s DRC that uses a Kercher Racing Engines powerplant. Garrett Abrams placed second while Shane Cottle was third. Dallas Hewitt and Shane Cockrum rounded out the top five. Physical Medicine Consultants, Kercher Engines and KECO Coatings sponsor the winning car.

Chett Gehrke passed Briggs a couple of times in the midget feature but had to settle for second at the line by mere inches. Defending series champion Aaron Leffel finished third after battling John Heydenreich for that position most of the race. Cory Guingrich rounded out the top five.

Tarlton powered by polesitter Bub Roberts to lead the first nine laps of the modified feature. Then point leader Randy Lines moved into first with a move to the inside on the backstretch and between Turns 3 and 4. He showed the way until Roberts regained the lead at the start-finish line on lap 14, right before a yellow waved and he and a couple of other contenders spun out. Tarlton got the lead again with a move to the outside in Turn 4 on the restart to seal the deal for his sponsors, N U Insulation of Huntertown, Ind., Stewart Repair, and his parents. Darek Snyder came from midfield to finish second over Bradley and Garrett Jameson, while Jessica Sroufe was fifth.

Thunder car point leader Randy Lines got the lead of that feature with an outside move in Turn 4 on the first lap, but lost it to Fritz after a restart on lap 13 at the start-finish line. A couple of laps later Lines found himself off in Turn 1 while some other competitors also spun and others just pitted. Fritz went on to victory with his Rugged Xscape No. 51, but before it was over Kevin Kerlin had come from deep in the field for second. Polesitter Ron Flaugh held on for third followed by Kaleb Nutter and Greg Barlow.

Allen led all 15 laps of the FWD compacts feature, while Eric Solms was second in the Silver Bullet and Josh Gamblin took the show honors. Brandon McDaries and Storm Hayes rounded out the top five.

In addition to Davies’ flip, Kyle Simon flipped in Turn 4 during the first sprint heat. Tyler Kalb flipped in Turn 4 during the midget feature while Andrew Heitkamp got upside down in Turn 3 with 15 laps down in that race. James Headley flipped in Turn 1 during the thunder car feature, and Dillen Loudy got upside down in Turn 3 with one lap down in the FWD main event.

Jack Himelick and Jiggs Thomason were honored during intermission before an energetic six-person bubble ball competition on the frontstretch.

The SpeeD2 midgets were making their first start at Gas City in their current format. They’re scheduled to return to Gas City on Aug. 3.

This coming Friday night, June 22, will be the Jerry Gappens Sr. Memorial, named in honor of the current promoter’s late father. The program will start with hot laps at 6:45 p.m. and will feature non-wing sprint cars, UMP modifieds, thunder cars and super streets. For more information, please see the track’s Web site at GasCityI69Speedway.com and follow it on Facebook (@GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas), Twitter (@GasCitySpeedway) and Instagram (@GasCitySpeedway).

The results:

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Shane Cottle, 2. Steve Irwin, 3. Adam Byrkett, 4. Aaron Davis, 5. Kayleb Bolton, 6. Bryar Schroeter, 7. David Gross, 8. Kyle Simon, 9. Corey Smith (DNS).

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Clinton Boyles, 2. Garrett Abrams, 3. Matt McDonald, 4. Kyle Robbins, 5. Garrett Aitken, 6. Tyler Hewitt, 7. Michael Fischesser, 8. Tony Main.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Shane Cockrum, 2. Ty Tilton, 3. Brian Vanmeveren, 4. Dallas Hewitt, 5. Brian Karraker, 6. Jack James, 7. Parker Fredrickson, 8. Tom Davies.

Non-Wing Sprint Feature (25 laps): 1. Clinton Boyles, 2. Garrett Abrams, 3. Shane Cottle, 4. Dallas Hewitt, 5. Shane Cockrum, 6. Steve Irwin, 7. Garrett Aitken, 8. Tyler Hewitt, 9. Ty Tilton, 10. Adam Byrkett, 11. Kyle Robbins, 12. Aaron Davis, 13. Brian Vanmeveren, 14. Jack James, 15. Kayleb Bolton, 16. Tony Main, 17. Brian Schroeter, 18. Parker Fredrickson, 19. Brian Karraker, 20. Matt McDonald, 21. David Gross, 22. Michael Fishesser, 23. Kyle Simon, 24. Tom Davies (DNS), 25. Corey Smith (DNS).

SpeeD2 Midgets Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. John Heydenreich, 2. Stratton Briggs, 3. Aaron Leffel, 4. Mike Hessel, 5. Trey Osborne, 6. Anthony Haas, 7. Tyler Kalb, 8. Andy Martin, 9. Kyle Kriegbaum.

SpeeD2 Midgets Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Chett Gehrke, 2. Alex Watson, 3. Cory Guingrich, 4. Andrew Heitkamp, 5. Becca Stiefel, 6. Tom Hessel, 7. John Watson, 8. Kevin Blue (DNS).

SpeeD2 Midgets Feature (25 laps): 1. Stratton Briggs, 2. Chett Gehrke, 3. Aaron Leffel, 4. John Heydenreich, 5. Cory Guingrich, 6. Anthony Haas, 7. John Watson, 8. Trey Osborne, 9. Kyle Kriegbaum, 10. Andy Martin, 11. Tom Hessel, 12. Mike Hessel, 13. Alex Watson, 14. Andrew Heitkamp, 15. Becca Stiefel, 16. Tyler Kalb, 17. Kevin Blue (DNS).

UMP Modiifieds Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Michael Tarlton, 2. Randy Lines, 3. Darek Snyder, 4. Dillon Nusbaum, 5. Garrett Jameson, 6. Jim Mallery, 7. Cole Sink, 8. Garrett Rons.

UMP Modifieds Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Bub Roberts, 2. Josh Malott, 3. Bradley Jameson, 4. Lee Hobbs, 5. Brent Davis, 6. Pete Wormcastle, 7. Mason Stewart.

UMP Modified Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Andy Bishop, 2. Jessica Sroufe, 3. Lance Krider, 4. Ernie Guingerich, 5. Todd Gnat, 6. Will Bennett, 7. Travis Nichols.

UMP Modified Heat 4 (8 laps): 1. Jason Jones, 2. J.J. Nordman, 3. John Raney, 4. Jerry Bland Jr., 5. Steven Hogue, 6. Luke Timmerman, 7. Derek Losh (DNS).

UMP Modifieds B Main (10 laps): 1. Steven Hogue, 2. Brent Davis, 3. Garrett Jameson , 4. Jim Mallery, 5. Garrett Rons, 6. Will Bennett, 7. Todd Gnat (DNS), 8. Pete Wormcastle (DNS), 9. Luke Timmerman (DNS), 10. Cole Sink (DNS), 11. Mason Stewart (DNS), 12. Travis Nichols (DNS), 13. Derek Losh (DNS).

UMP Modifieds Feature (20 laps): 1. Michael Tarlton, 2. Darek Snyder, 3. Bradley Jameson, 4. Garrett Jameson, 5. Jessica Sroufe, 6. Lance Krider, 7. Jim Mallery, 8. Jason Jones, 9. Randy Lines, 10 J.J. Nordman, 11. Darek Snyder, 12. Bub Roberts, 13. Andy Bishop, 14. Jeff Bland Jr., 15. Lee Hobbs, 16. Ernie Guingerich, 17. Dillon Nusbaum, 18. Steven Hogue, 19. Josh Malott, 20. John Raney (DNS).

Thunder Cars Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Ron Flaugh, 2. Jason Fritz, 3. D.J. Holt, 4. Greg Barlow, 5. Mark Keith, 6. Kevin Kerlin, 7. Gerald Owens, 8. Rick Paul.

Thunder Cars Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Randy Lines, 2. Mike Reitz, 3. James Headley, 4. Roy Mulkey Jr., 5. Justin Wheeler, 6. Stevie Clark, 7. Bryce Krider, 8. Jason Fuller (DNS).

Thunder Cars Feature (20 laps): 1. Jason Fritz, 2. Kevin Kerlin, 3. Ron Flaugh, 4. Kaleb Nutter, 5. Greg Barlow, 6. Rick Paul, 7. D.J. Holt, 8. Justin Wheeler 9. Gerald Owens, 10. Bryce Krider, 11. Randy Lines, 12. Mark Keith, 13. Roy Mulkey Jr., 14. Stevie Clark, 15. Mike Reitz, 16. James Headley, 17. Jason Fuller (DNS).

FWD Compacts Heat 1 (5 laps): 1. Gage Allen, 2. Eric Solms, 3. Ryan Piker, 4. Josh Gamblin, 5. Brandon McDaries, 6. Randy Brommer, 7. Storm Hayes, 8. Jimmy Headley, 9. Dillen Loudy, 10. Robbie White.

FWD Compacts Heat 2 (5 laps): 1. Joel Smitley, 2. Austin Scott, 3. Austin Dailey, 4. Kolten Sollars, 5. Alyssa Clark, 6. Brad Evans, 7. Scott Harrington, 8. Jacob Beard, 9. Chris Harrington.

FWD Compacts Feature (15 laps): 1. Gage Allen, 2. Eric Solms, 3. Josh Gamblin, 4. Brandon McDaries, 5. Storm Hayes, 6. Austin Scott, 7. Randy Brommer, 8. Jimmy Headley, 9. Alyssa Clark, 10. Austin Dailey, 11. Brad Evans, 12. Ryan Piker, 13. Joel Smitley, 14. Kolten Sollars, 15. Chris Harrington, 16. Scott Harrington, 17. Dillen Loudy, 18. Jacob Beard, 19. Robbie White (DNS).

 

 

CHUCK HEBING CONTINUES WINNING WAYS AT CLINTON COUNTY MOTOR SPEEDWAY

(Mill Hall, PA) Chuck Hebing continued his fast start to 2018 Friday evening at the Clinton County Motor Speedway scoring his third PST A-Main of the 2018 season over Paulie Colagiovanni and Davie Franek.

The winningest driver in tour history started fourth and wasted no time taking the lead on the second lap from Colagiovanni. The Ontario, NY driver then checked out from the rest of the field to score career win No. 48.

“We just try to run as hard as we can, try to make the right calls on the lap cars” commented Hebing in victory lane. “I felt like I had a real good car, I felt like I was rolling it good. I figured someone is going to have something really good to beat it.”

After a couple yellows to start the 25 lap A-Main, it was teenage driver Paulie Colagiovanni taking command early over Davie Franek as the two battled for position. Hebing was able to find a lane on the outside to first get by Franek then ran the bottom lane to get by Colagiovanni.

Hebing was able to weave himself through the field with no issue which allowed him to pull away from the rest of the competition.

“Racetracks are not about size, they are about multiple lanes” noted Hebing. “You could race this track from top to bottom, yeah it was slippery, but one lane race tracks are not fun.”

Once surrendering the lead from Hebing, Paulie Colagiovanni was able to hold off a strong field of competitors in Davie Franek, Coleman Gulick, and Jared Zimbardi but was able to take home another podium finish in PST competition.

“Kevin Loveys got the car perfect tonight for this All-Star Performance Team” said Colagiovanni. “I think it was just a little bit of a veteran versus a rookie, and Chuck just got the best of me.”

Like Hebing, Colagiovanni was able to weave himself through lap traffic which allowed the teenage driver keep pace with the race leader.

“The car was set up perfect, I just wish we could have had a little bit more at the end if there was just a little bit more lap traffic” he also noted.

Davie Franek brought the field to the green flag and would contest for the race lead with Colagiovanni but would surrender it on lap two falling back as far as fourth. After quite the battle for third with Coleman Gulick for a majority of the 25 lap A-Main, Franek was finally able to clear Gulick completing the podium.

“It kind of sucks to start on the pole and finish third, we missed it here in the feature” said Franek. “First time here, we will write our notes down and try to be better next time.”

Although third place is not the finish the Wantage, New Jersey driver wanted, Franek is very much looking forward to racing at his Saturday night home track, Selinsgrove Speedway.

“These cars are just fine tuning, it’s a little tweak here and there. We weren’t off a lot, but we were off enough, we will get it figured out.”

Defending series champion, Jared Zimbardi made his first start with the Patriots Friday night and took home a fourth-place finish. Coleman Gulick had to settle for fifth.

Scoring the heat race wins were Chuck Hebing, Jared Zimbardi, and Joe Trenca. Steven Hutchinson scored the Bonnell’s Rod Shop Dash for Cash.

Kyle Drum went home to score the B-Main. After starting 22nd, Drum was able to move forward throughout the entire event. He would also go on to earn the Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the night’ award after salvaging a slow start to their night.

Derek Jonathan would be the final car to take the A-Main Checkers and he would bring home the Prestige Pool & Spa ‘Final Finisher’ award.

The tour returns to action tonight at Selinsgrove Speedway for the Joe Whitcomb Memorial which pays $2,271 to win. Please be sure to log onto www.patriotsprinttour.com for more info, as well as following the Patriot Sprint Tour on facebook, Instagram, and twitter.

The Patriot Sprint Tour recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2018 season: A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Prestige Pool & Spa, Einstein Construction Group, Bonnell’s Auto Group, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Fine Touch Collision, Mike Emhof Motorsports Inc., Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment, Patriot Tank Lines, Danny Willmes Enterprises, Casey’s Truck Salvage, Just Signs & Designs, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Sunoco Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing, ASI Racewear, Curtis Berleue Photography.

Patriot Sprint Tour Quick Results

Clinton County Speedway

A Main: 1) 45- CHUCK HEBING (3) 2) 10-Paulie Colagiovanni 3) 28f-Davie Franek 4) 82-Jared Zimbardi 5) 14-Coleman Gulick 6) 2-Steven Hutchinson Jr 7) 78-Dale Schweikart 8) 5-Justin Barger 9) 121-Steve Glover 10) 79-Jordan Thomas 11) 30-Scott Goodrich 12) 47-Kyle Drum 13) 67-Pete Richardson 14) 22r-Mike Koehler 15) 66-Ryan Kissinger 16) 17- Josh Azzi 17) 35-Chad Layton 18) 33- Mike Walter 19) 14B-Brett Wright 20) 81-Derek Jonathan 21) 20B-Cody Bova 22) 98-Joe Trenca (DNS)

Heat 1: 1) 45-Chuck Hebing 2) 14B-Brett Wright 3) 2-Steven Hutchinson JR 4) 67-Pete Richardson 5) 121- Steve Glover 6) 20B-Cody Bova 7) 47-Kyle Drum 8) 78-Dakota Schweikart 9) 3G-Josh Guiher

Heat 2: 1) 82- Jared Zimbardi 2) 14-Coleman Gulick 3) 22r-Mike Koehler 4) 30-Scott Goodrich 5) Chad Layton 6) 81-Derek Jonathan 7) 17z-Josh Azzi 8) 33w-Mike Walter 9) 99-Andrew Jacobus

Heat 3: 1) 98- Joe Trenca 2) 28F-Davie Franek 3) 10 Paulie Colagiovanni 4) 5-Justin Barger 5) 78-Dale Schweikart 6) 79- Jordan Thomas 7) 66-Ryan Kissinger 8) 19- Tyler Cochran

Bonnell’s Rod Shop Dash: 1) 2-Steve Hutchinson Jr 2) 79-Jordan Thomas 3) 30-Scott Goodrich 4) 81-Derek Jonathan 5) 5-Justin Barger 6) 67-Pete Richardson

B Main: 1) 47-Kyle Drum 2) 17-Josh Azzi 3) 66-Ryan Kissinger 4) 33-Mike Walter 5) 78s-Dakota Schweikart 6) 99-Andrew Jacobus 7) 19-Tyler Cochran 8) 3G-Josh Guiher

Prestige Pool & Spa ‘Final Finisher’: Derek Jonathan

Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the Night’: Kyle Drum

Patriot Sprint Tour Point Standings [Through 6/15/2018]: 1) 45-Chuck Hebing (723) 2) 10-Paulie Colagiovanni (639) 3) 79-Jordan Thomas (624) 4) 47-Kyle Drum (567) 5) 81-Derek Jonathan (541) 6) 67-Pete Richardson (535) 7) 30-Scott Goodrich (511) 8) 121-Steve Glover (497) 9) 2-Steven Hutchinson Jr (440) 10) 17z-Josh Azzi (431)

 

 

Wesley Smith Sweeps POWRi West Midgets Sooner Midget Nationals at Red Dirt Raceway

Lonnie Wheatley, MEEKER, Okla. (June 15, 2018) – Nixa, Missouri’s Wesley Smith put the wraps on a perfect night in Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA competition by winning Friday’s 25-lap “Third Annual Sooner Midget Nationals” feature event atop the ╝-mile Red Dirt Raceway clay oval.

After winning his heat race earlier in the evening from fourth aboard the All Metal Recycling/Midwest Sheet Metal No. 44 entry to earn BOSS Performance High Point driver of the night honors, Smith capitalized on Jonathan Beason’s late-race misfortune to capture his second series win of the year.

Smith’s triumph snapped a streak of eight different winners in the last eight POWRi West Midget events. Smith was also victorious on the opening night of Airport Raceway’s “Midget Roundup” on May 26.

After the initial start was waved off for a two-car tangle on the backstretch and then another when Cannon McIntosh got upside down, Beason took command in the Hard Eight entry and led the way until a caution flew after 16 laps when Brendon Wiseley encountered brake rotor issues.

Back under way, Beason held the point ahead of Smith and series points leader Kory Schudy until a shredded left tire on the 22nd lap denied the Broken Arrow, OK, racer his second series sore of the year.

Smith assumed command and beat Schudy to the stripe with Andrew Deal rounding out the podium in third. Trey Marcham was fourth with Blake Edwards rounding out the top five. Kade Taylor was sixth with the balance of the top ten including Payton Pierce, Hannah Adair, Zac Moody and Doug McCune.

Smith, McIntosh and Marcham topped heat race action for the 22-car field.

In addition to Lucas Oil and Executive Concrete NWA, additional POWRi West Midget League supporting sponsors include Two-Eight Drilling, American Discount Auto Care, R&M Race Trailer, A1 Machine, Rod End Supply, Pyrotech, Esslinger Engineering and MyChron Tom/AIM.

The POWRi West Midget League finishes out the weekend with a Saturday night stop at Oklahoma City’s I-44 Riverside Speedway. The green flag is set to fly at 7:00 p.m.

Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA Results

Red Dirt Raceway (Meeker, OK) – June 15, 2018

Smith Ti Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 44-Wesley Smith, [4]; 2. 77-Payton Pierce, [6]; 3. 28-Kory Schudy, [7]; 4. 17Z-Zac Moody, [3]; 5. 19-Pierce Urbanosky, [5]; 6. 52-Craig Oakes, [8]; 7. 27B-A.J. Burns, [1]; 8. 59-Austin Shores, [2]

Keizer Wheels Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 08-Cannon McIntosh, [3]; 2. 8K-Jonathan Beason, [4]; 3. 71WG-Weston Gorham, [2]; 4. 51-Kade Taylor, [7]; 5. 23-Hannah Adair, [6]; 6. 721-Brendon Wiseley, [5]; 7. 24-Hunter Fischer, [1]

Saldana Products Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 32-Trey Marcham, [1]; 2. 17E-Blake Edwards, [3]; 3. 15D-Andrew Deal, [6]; 4. 9U-Doug McCune, [2]; 5. 85-Matt Johnson, [4]; 6. 10-Jay Mounce, [7]; 7. 42-Hank Davis, [5]

“A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 44-Wesley Smith, [1]; 2. 28-Kory Schudy, [4]; 3. 15D-Andrew Deal, [6]; 4. 32-Trey Marcham, [7]; 5. 17E-Blake Edwards, [8]; 6. 51-Kade Taylor, [9]; 7. 77-Payton Pierce, [2]; 8. 23-Hannah Adair, [12]; 9. 17Z-Zac Moody, [11]; 10. 9U-Doug McCune, [13]; 11. 24-Hunter Fischer, [21]; 12. 52-Craig Oakes, [17]; 13. 27B-A.J. Burns, [20]; 14. 10-Jay Mounce, [16]; 15. 19-Pierce Urbanosky, [14]; 16. 8K-Jonathan Beason, [5]; 17. 71WG-Weston Gorham, [10]; 18. 85-Matt Johnson, [15]; 19. 721-Brendon Wiseley, [18]; 20. 08-Cannon McIntosh, [3]; 21. 42-Hank Davis, [19]; 22. 59-Austin Shores, [22]

BOSS Performance High Point Driver: Wesley Smith.

 

 

Evan Martin Picks Up First Career Sprint Invaders Win in Memphis!

(Bill W) Memphis, MO, June 15, 2018 – Evan Martin scored his first ever win with the Sprint Invaders aboard his Heidbreder Construction #4m at the Scotland County Speedway near Memphis, Missouri Friday night. The Lohman, Missouri native led every lap and picked up $1,500 for his victory.

Martin and Kyle Bellm started in row one of the 25-lap main event and traded the lead on lap one. At the stripe, it was Martin who had the advantage over Bellm, and his father Randy Martin. By the second lap, Jon Agan, who had won the Shake-up Dash and started fifth, was up to fourth.

Evan Martin entered lapped traffic on the eighth lap. A circuit later, Agan would work by Randy Martin for third. Evan Martin had opened up a straightaway lead on Bellm by lap eleven. Cody Wehrle who had the point lead entering the night made a run around the outside of Randy Martin for fourth on the seventeenth lap, but the two would tangle coming off turn two. Both would suffer heavy damage and be done for the night.

The only restart of the race, with eight laps to go, made things interesting, with Evan Martin leading Bellm and Agan back to green. Bellm made a move on the leader that fell short. Two laps later, Agan worked by Bellm for second, but no one would catch Martin.

Evan Martin’s win came over Agan, Bellm, hard-charger Brayden Gaylord and John Schulz. Tanner Gebhardt, Brady Barker, John Greenwood, Ryan Jamison and Randy Martin rounded out the top ten. Evan and Randy Martin both won heats, and Agan won the Shake-up Dash.

It was a bit of a night of attrition. Jarrod Schneiderman flipped over the top of turn three in his heat race and was done for the night. He was uninjured. Harold Pohren lost an engine in his heat race and was also done for the night.

“We’ve been really turning things around here the last two or three weeks,” said Evan Martin after his win. “We’ve been inching closer and closer to this win. I’m glad we got it here tonight. The car was awesome. Kyle is always a tough racer and tough competitor. I knew he’d be right there (on the late restart) on me. I just tried to play it smart, and tried to drive a good race.”

“Those guys up front were getting around there really well,” said Agan. “Kyle and Evan were doing a great job. We needed some traffic for sure. Unfortunately, (on the restart) the driver didn’t get a very good initial start and that hurt us quite a bit I think. Then I got driving the racecar too hard. I was overdriving the racetrack, and that hurt me at times. Those two were racing hard for the lead, and the third guy in line like that…sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. I made a move on Kyle too soon…I may have been a little too aggressive. We’re really happy with the racecar and the motor.”

“I can’t thank Scott (Bonar) and the guys enough for letting me drive their car,” said Bellm. “I thought we might have a chance at it. Late in the race, I made a couple slides on the restart. I think we were a second-place car if it went green. We had to try something. You have to. When you get a yellow like that, if there’s a chance, you have to take it. First night out, we’ll take a podium. I can’t thank Scott and the guys enough for the chance to drive their car.”

The Sprint Invaders will next hit the track Thursday, July 11 at the Cedar County Raceway in Tipton, Iowa during the Cedar County Fair. For more information on the Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Sprint Invaders Mohrfeld Electric A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 4m, Evan Martin, Lohman, MO (1) 2. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (5) 3. 50, Kyle Bellm, Nixa, MO (2) 4. 13, Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA (9) 5. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (7) 6. 81, Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA (8) 7. 007, Brady Barker, New Berlin, IL (10) 8. 1st, John Greenwood, Woodward, IA (11) 9. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (3) 10. 14, Randy Martin, California, MO (6) 11. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (4) 12. 84K, Wayne Kniffen, Fort Madison, IA (14) 13. 2D, Dave Keperling, Hannibal, MO (12) 14. 9, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (13) DNS – 88, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA. Lap Leader: E. Martin 1-25. KSE Hard-charger: Gaylord.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), 10 laps: 1. Randy Martin (2) 2. Kyle Bellm (3) 3. Ryan Jamison (4) 4. Cody Wehrle (7) 5. Brady Barker (1) 6. John Greenwood (5) 7. Harold Pohren (6) DNS – Dave Keperling

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started), Top 16* in Passing Points to A main, 8 laps: 1. Evan Martin (1) 2. Jon Agan (6) 3. Tanner Gebhardt (2) 4. John Schulz (5) 5. Brayden Gaylord (3) 6. Jarrod Schneiderman (4) DNS – 9, Daniel Bergquist, 84K, Wayne Kniffen, Fort Madison, IA

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Jon Agan (1) 2. Randy Martin (2) 3. Evan Martin (3) 4. Kyle Bellm (4) 5. Ryan Jamison (6) 6. Cody Wehrle (5)

Contingencies

Pyrotec – Wayne Kniffen

Saldana Racing Products – Cody Wehrle

Kreitz Oval Track Products – Ryan Jamison

 

 

Miller, Post, and Valenti take checkers at Limaland on FAST Friday Night

Lima OH 06/15/2018

by Gerry Keysor

Beautiful weather greeted the fans and teams at Limaland Motorsports Park on FAST Friday Night presented by the Stolly Insurance Group. The JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro invaded the highbanks of Limaland for the first time in 2018 with Fremont Ohio's Jamie Miller picking up the feature win in the Ryan French owned No. 26. In the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds, No. 45P Brian Post picked up his first career Limaland victory. Shawn Valenti made it 2 in a row in Bud Thunderstock competition, winning in the Jeff Babcock owned No. 7b.

The JLH General Contracting FAST 305 Sprint Cars kicked off the night with Jamie Miller and No. 99 Alvin Roepke on the front row for the 25 lap feature. Miller would take off to a 7 car length lead right away on a heavy "cowboy up" style track which saw the leaders get into lapped traffic on lap 8. On lap 13, Roepke would benefit from the lapped traffic and grab the lead, while No. 77i John Ivy would make his way to the 3rd spot after starting 12th. Caution would wave on lap 17 for No. 46 Stuart Williams making contact with the front stretch wall and grinding to a stop entering turn 1. On the restart, Miller would get back by Roepke for the lead. On lap 19, No. 66 Chase Dunham would get into the turn 4 wall and get upside down. Dunham walked away under his own power. THat would set up the final restart with Miller able to get away for good over a hard charging Ivy who finished 2nd, Roepke finished 3rd with No. 21 Dustin Stroup and No. 29 Bryan Sebetto completing the top 5. Heat races were won by Ivy, Sebetto and No. 4* Tyler Street

Next up were the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds in their 20 lap A Main. UNOH Racer WIll Norris in the UNOH No 71 and No. 3W Dylan Woodling would lead the field to the green flag, with Norris grabbing the early point. Woodling, No. 20K Bill Keeler and No. 45P Brian Post would fall in line. Post would take 3rd on lap 3, and set his sights on Woodling and Norris. Post took the lead for good on lap 7, with Sutter battling his way to 3rd. Post would pick up his first career Limaland feature win over No. 95J Jerry Bowersock, Sutter, No. 65 Todd Sherman, and Keeler. Heat Races were won by Woodling, Norris, and Post.

Completing the nights racing action were the Budweiser Thunderstocks. No. 7W Dan Wooten and No. 7B Shawn Valenti brought the field to green in the 15 lap A feature. VAlenti would take the early lead with several cautions keeping the field bunched up until a final green flag run on lap 10 saw Valenti hold off a charging No. 463 Daniel Sanchez, with No. 22T Tony Anderson 3rd, UNOH Racer Nick Ronnebaum finishing 4th and No. J2 Rob Trent completeing the top 5. Heat races were won by Sanchez, No. 15 Jordan Conover, and Valenti.

Limaland Motorsports Park is back in action in a huge way next Friday June 22nd as Ohio Logistics presents Night #8 of the 36th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket, featuring the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Also in action will be the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds. Pit gates open at 4:30PM, grandstand gates open at 5PM, Hot laps at 6:30PM, and racing at 7:30PM. General admission for ages 16 and older is $22, ages 11-15 $11, and kids 10 and under admitted FREE. Pit passes for all ages $35. Get the detail on this and all of the racing action at Limaland by visiting www.limaland.com or checking us out on Facebook.

Limaland Motorsports Park - 6/15/2018 FAST Friday Night presented by Stolly Insurance Group

JLH General Contractors FAST 305 presented by Engine Pro Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 77I-John Ivy; 2. 14-Luke Daughtery; 3. 36-Seth Schnieder; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore; 5. 47-Matt Lucius; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice; 7. 61-Chuck May

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 29-Bryan Sebetto; 2. 46-Stuart Williams; 3. 21-Dustin Stroup; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke; 5. 66-Chase Dunham; 6. Z10-Kevin Mingus; 7. 25-Jason Kekler

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 4*-Tyler Street; 2. 8-Bobby Clark; 3. 26-Jamie Miller; 4. 97-Kyle Peters; 5. 9-Dustin Rall; 6. 11X-George Engler ; 7. 1W-Paul Weaver

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 26-Jamie Miller[1]; 2. 77I-John Ivy[12]; 3. 99-Alvin Roepke[2]; 4. 21-Dustin Stroup[10]; 5. 29-Bryan Sebetto[6]; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[8]; 7. 97-Kyle Peters[3]; 8. 8-Bobby Clark[5]; 9. 36-Seth Schnieder[11]; 10. 12-Kyle Capodice[16]; 11. 4*-Tyler Street[7]; 12. 47-Matt Lucius[13]; 13. 11X-George Engler [18]; 14. 14-Luke Daughtery[9]; 15. 61-Chuck May[19]; 16. 66-Chase Dunham[14]; 17. 9-Dustin Rall[15]; 18. 46-Stuart Williams[4]; 19. 1W-Paul Weaver[21]; 20. 25-Jason Kekler[20]; 21. Z10-Kevin Mingus[17]

K&N Filters UMP Modifieds Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 3W-Dylan Woodling; 2. 20K-Bill Keeler; 3. 36-Brandon Vaughan; 4. 16-Jeff Koz; 5. 1-Brenden Rassel; 6. 9C-Troy Cattarene; 7. 27-Frank Paladino

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 71-Will Norris; 2. 20M-Josh Morton; 3. ZERO-Brent Hole; 4. 34X-Shane O'Connor; 5. 4G-Bill Griffith; 6. 9PG-Percy Gendreau; 7. O6-Tj Schulz; 8. 31D-Denny Morelock

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 45P-Brian Post; 2. 95J-Jerry Bowersock; 3. 18-Ryan Sutter; 4. 65-Todd Sherman; 5. 19B-Brandon Ordway ; 6. 22T-Tony Anderson; 7. 17-Nick Rosselit

A-Main - (20 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 45P-Brian Post[3]; 2. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[6]; 3. 18-Ryan Sutter[9]; 4. 65-Todd Sherman[12]; 5. 20K-Bill Keeler[4]; 6. ZERO-Brent Hole[8]; 7. 71-Will Norris[1]; 8. 34X-Shane O'Connor[11]; 9. 22T-Tony Anderson[18]; 10. 36-Brandon Vaughan[7]; 11. 4G-Bill Griffith[14]; 12. 17-Nick Rosselit[21]; 13. O6-Tj Schulz[20]; 14. 9PG-Percy Gendreau[17]; 15. 20M-Josh Morton[5]; 16. 9C-Troy Cattarene[16]; 17. 3W-Dylan Woodling[2]; 18. 1-Brenden Rassel[13]; 19. 16-Jeff Koz[10]; 20. 19B-Brandon Ordway [15]; 21. 27-Frank Paladino[19]; 22. 31D-Denny Morelock[22]

Bud Thunderstocks Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 Transfer) 1. 463-Daniel Sanchez; 2. 7-Dan Wooten; 3. 27-Frank Paladino; 4. 1W-Mark Wooten; 5. 82-Chris Douglas; 6. 26-Justin Long

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 Transfer) 1. 15-Jordan Conover; 2. OO-Nick Ronnebaum; 3. 22T-Tony Anderson; 4. 89-Keith Shockency; 5. 88-Tod Sturgeon; 6. O1-Dawson Backer

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 Transfer) 1. 7B-Shawn Valenti; 2. 1-Mason Bevard; 3. J2-Rob Trent; 4. J42P-John Williams; 5. 2-Zach Griggs; 6. 463X-Jeff Koz

A-Main - (15 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[2]; 2. 463-Daniel Sanchez[4]; 3. 22T-Tony Anderson[8]; 4. OO-Nick Ronnebaum[5]; 5. J2-Rob Trent[9]; 6. 27-Frank Paladino[7]; 7. 2-Zach Griggs[15]; 8. O1-Dawson Backer[17]; 9. 82-Chris Douglas[13]; 10. 15-Jordan Conover[3]; 11. 89-Keith Shockency[11]; 12. 1-Mason Bevard[6]; 13. 26-Justin Long[16]; 14. 88-Tod Sturgeon[14]; 15. 1W-Mark Wooten[10]; 16. 7-Dan Wooten[1]; 17. J42P-John Williams[12]

 

 

Jamie Miller scores FAST 305 win at Limaland

By Gerry Keysor

LIMA, Ohio - Jamie Miller has been on a roll as of late and it continued Friday at Limaland Motorsports Park as the Fremont, Ohio driver captured the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro victory Friday, June 15.

Miller won at Attica Raceway Park two weeks ago and followed that with a second place run the next night at Fremont Speedway. Last week's races were rained out but that didn't dampen Miller's speed as the FAST series headed to Limaland for the first time in 2018.

Miller drove the Ryan French owned Sonic Hauling, Fostoria Mod Shop, Phil Rister Racing, NAPA of Attica, Reedtown Tavern;,Branham Builders, Crown Battery, Avon by Angie, Sparting Underground backed machine into the early lead of the feature on a heavy, "cowboy up" style track. When Miller encountered lapped traffic on lap eight veteran Alvin Roepke closed quickly. Roepke utilized the lapped cars to grab the lead on lap 13. Meanwhile 12th starting John Ivy had worked his way to third.

Stuart Williams brought out the caution with eight laps to go after making contact with the front stretch wall. On the ensuing restart Miller drove back by Roepke to retake the lead right before Chase Dunham tumbled in turn four. Though he walked away his night was ended. On the final restart Miller was able to get away for good over a hard charging Ivy followed by Roepke, Dustin Stroup and Bryan Sebetto.

The JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series heads to Fremont Speedway Saturday, June 16. Coming into the weekend, Ivy held a slim 16 point lead in the series' standings over Brandon Moore and Miller who were tied for second.

About the FAST Championship Series:

The FAST Series was started as a way to promote the great racing fans have enjoyed in Northwest/North Central Ohio at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway – thus the FAST acronym stood for Fremont Attica Sprint Title. Over the past couple of years the series has expanded to include other tracks and is now known as simply the FAST Championship Series.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2018 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Series presented by Ohio Logistics, or the 2018 JLH General Contractors FAST ‘305’ Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the FAST Series at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2018 FAST Series point fund: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ohio Logistics, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Kistler Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Weld Racing Wheels, Joe and Fran Darmofal and the Pub 400 of Fremont

About JLH General Contractor:

Based in Fremont , Ohio and owned by long-time racing supporter Jon Horn, The JLH Co. LLC is your one-stop for custom home remodeling, plaster restoration, and drywall installation services. Their dedicated craftsmen will help you build the home you want out of the house you have. You can also trust JLH for construction services, including garages and pole barns. JLH also provides custom siding, roofing and window installation. Visit www.jlhcompany.com for more information

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Engine Parts Group, Inc. the parent of Engine Pro was founded in 1989 by independent engine parts distributors looking for a way to work cooperatively in buying and marketing. Today it functions as both a distribution network for brand name internal engine parts and as a specialty engine parts producer, marketing under the Engine Pro name. Engine Pro sells exclusively to engine builders, machine shops and jobbers. As part of our tradition of specializing in distributing engine parts to engine professionals, Engine Parts Group now serves more than 12,000 customers from 36 distribution centers. Engine Pro products high performance engine parts and the line continues to grow with the frequent addition of new parts and applications. Engine Pro brand products are designed to offer the highest quality in high performance parts along with a moderate price to give racers and performance engine builders a more affordable way to do what they do best—win races. Find the nearest Engine pro distributed at enginepro.com

Limaland Motorsports Park June 15, 2018 FAST Friday Night presented by Stolly Insurance Group

FAST 305 Sprints Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 77I-John Ivy; 2. 14-Luke Daughtery; 3. 36-Seth Schnieder; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore; 5. 47-Matt Lucius; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice; 7. 61-Chuck May

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 29-Bryan Sebetto; 2. 46-Stuart Williams; 3. 21-Dustin Stroup; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke; 5. 66-Chase Dunham; 6. Z10-Kevin Mingus; 7. 25-Jason Kekler

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 4*-Tyler Street; 2. 8-Bobby Clark; 3. 26-Jamie Miller; 4. 97-Kyle Peters; 5. 9-Dustin Rall; 6. 11X-George Engler ; 7. 1W-Paul Weaver

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 26-Jamie Miller[1]; 2. 77I-John Ivy[12]; 3. 99-Alvin Roepke[2]; 4. 21-Dustin Stroup[10]; 5. 29-Bryan Sebetto[6]; 6.7M-Brandon Moore[8]; 7. 97-Kyle Peters[3]; 8. 8-Bobby Clark[5]; 9. 36-Seth Schnieder[11]; 10. 12-Kyle Capodice[16]; 11. 4*-Tyler Street[7]; 12. 47-Matt Lucius[13]; 13. 11X-George Engler [18]; 14. 14-Luke Daughtery[9]; 15. 61-Chuck May[19]; 16. 66-Chase Dunham[14]; 17. 9-Dustin Rall[15]; 18. 46-Stuart Williams[4]; 19. 1W-Paul Weaver[21]; 20. 25-Jason Kekler[20]; 21. Z10-Kevin Mingus[17]

Hard Charger: 77i-John Ivy +10

 

 

McMahan capitalizes on leaders misfortunes to capture Ohio Sprint Speedweek opener at Attica

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio - A week ago Paul McMahan ended a 16-year drought with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobile 1 with a win in New York. The veteran driver from Nashville,Tennessee capitalized on the misfortune of early race leaders Kyle Larson and Aaron Reutzel to score his first ever win at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, June 15 to open up the 36th Annual Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing.

Early on it looked like NASCAR star Larson would drive to dominating win, but he smacked the front stretch wall with 22 laps to go, ending his night. McMahan and Reutzel would battle hard for the top spot until Reutzel also hit the front stretch wall while leading on lap 25. McMahan utilized the bottom groove in the Tom Buch owned machine, Apex Structured, FK Rod Ends, DMI, HP Engines sponsored #13 to hold the top spot when Reutzel's mount went up in smoke to bring out the caution with 11 laps to go. McMahan now had to hold off Kasey Kahne, but he too found the turn 4 cushion treacherous, hitting the front stretch wall and nearly flipping with five laps to go. Kahne was able to keep rolling but had lost a couple of positions. McMahan had no problems with the bottom lane and drove to a nearly three second win over eight time Attica champion Byron Reed and Jac Haudenschild.

"I've run second here several times. It's a very special place here at Attica. I've known Rex (LeJeune, director of operations) for many many years when he was an official with the Gum Out Series and we've become really good friends. He's done a fantastic job here...look at this crowd...thank you for coming out and supporting us. If it wasn't for you guys supporting us we couldn't do what we love to do and race and get paid to do it. Man, Sean and Kurt and Danny...they bust their butts all night long. We brought Bobby in from Arizona to help us out through this grueling week. Tom Buch he is missing out...he hasn't come to a race yet. I think this is the first time Tom has won in Ohio. The 13 car has won in New York three times but no where else," McMahan said of his fifth career All Star win.

"My mom and dad are here and it's Fathers' Day weekend so happy Fathers' Day to my dad just in case I don't get a win Sunday. Any time you win is great but to have your family here with you is even more special. I know mom and dad would like to be here all week but they have things to do back home. I can't remember the last time I won a race that my mom was at so this is damn cool. I was committed to the bottom. I'm too damn old to run that lip like that any more. It's something we've come upon the last few weeks with my guys...we found something where my race car works really good in the slick and the bottom and we're going to ride it out as long as we can. Today's Bryan Clauson's birthday and I parked it for him," McMahan added.

Reed hasn't been able to race a lot so far this season but advancing eight spots to finish second showed why he has won so many races at Attica.

"I needed more green flag laps. On the restarts I spun for about two laps and a guy would get me and I'd have to fight back by. If we would have had a long green flag run I think I was as good as anybody. Obviously Larson was better but when he went everybody was all bunched up and I think I had something for them then because no one was running my line at that point. We'll take second with this field of cars," Reed said his Crown Battery backed #5.

Wooster, Ohio's Jac Haudenschild, who scored an All Star win at Attica earlier in the year, finished a close third, much to the delight of the standing room only crowd.

"It was really fun tonight. I was running fourth most of the race and watched the action up front and just tried to keep up with them. At the end had a couple of spots given to us. There's just so many fast guys out here this year...it's just unreal," said Haudenschild beside his Southern Pacific Farms, Whistle Stop Bar and Grill, Finzer Farms, Ron Jacobs Trucking backed #3.

Current All Star point leader Reutzel and Larson brought the field to green for the 40-lap A-main but a caution for Carson Macedo and Broc Martin negated the first race start. On the second try Larson jumped into a commanding lead over Reutzel, Kahne, McMahan, Haudenschild, Gio Scelzi, Cale Thomas, Byron Reed and Spencer Bayston. Chad Kemenah spun with five laps scored with no changes among the top five.

When the green flew Larson once again built a substantial lead over Reutzel with Kahne, McMahan and Haudenschild in pursuit. Larson's lead evaporated on lap 12 when Danny Dietrich brought out the caution which kept the leader out of very heavy lapped traffic. When the green reappeared Larson pulled away again while the battle for second heated up between Reutzel, Kahne, McMahan and Haudenschild.

Parker Price Miller brought out the caution on lap 14 and a lap later Scelzi would spin. Again on the restart Larson drove away from the field while Reutzel, Kahne and McMahan waged a tremendous battle for second. Disaster struck for Larson on lap 18 when the big cushion in turn four propelled him into the front stretch wall, ending his night. On the ensuing restart McMahan drove under Reutzel to take the lead but Reutzel blasted to his outside to regain the top spot. Reutzel and McMahan raced side by side over the next five laps until the front stretch wall bit Reutzel on lap 25, allowing McMahan to regain the lead.

McMahan was just about to encounter problems with lapped cars running in his bottom groove with Reutzel closing when Reutzel's machine went up in smoke with 11 laps to go. That put Kahne on McMahan's rear bumper on the restart. McMahan got a great jump when the green reappeared and maintained the lead though lap after lap Kahne closed every so closer while Haudenschild, Reed and Thomas waged a terrific battle for third.

With five laps to go Kahne jumped the cushion in turn four and got into the front stretch wall miraculously avoiding taking a tumble but he lost a couple of positions and the race stayed green. That allowed McMahan to build a 3.5 second lead with Reed and Haudenschild continuing to battle for second.

At the checkers McMahan scored the second win in seven days over Reed, Haudenschild, Thomas who won the last All Star show on May 26 at Attica, Kahne, Cole Duncan, Bayston, Tony Stewart, Scelzi rebounded for 9th and 24th starter Tim Shaffer rounding out the top 10.

In the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models Ashland, Ohio's Ryan Markham and Holland, Ohio's Steve Kester put on a whale of a show, racing side by side the entire 25 laps before Markham prevailed for his first win of the season and the 14th of his career at Attica, tying him for third on the all-time division win list with Jon Henry.

Kester led laps 1-4; Markham led laps 5-17 with Kester leading laps 18-21 and Markham leading laps 22-25.

"He (Kester) was getting a good run off the bottom when he was in front of me and coming up. I tapped him a couple of times to make sure he knew I was right there. It was just good hard racing. I have to thank my wife for that good draw tonight. We've had bad luck this year drawing. I had to work for that one and had to get up on the wheel and make her go. I had to be hard on the right rear tire up on the cushion to make sure it would turn. If you look at lap times each week we're one of the fastest cars each week. It's just been tough getting to the front with everyone being so good here," Markham said beside his H&T Demolition, Accu-Force Shock Service, Harriger Towing, Elite Car Auto Center, Wiseking Motorsports, Dzugan Real Estate Services, Innovative Graphics backed #5M.

Attica Raceway Park will be off June 22 but gets back to action on Friday, June 29 on Baumann Auto Group / Kears Speed Shop/Edward Jones-Mike Neill Financial Advisor Fan Night featuring the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series, the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series and the late models competing in the Attica-Oakshade Raceway Series Challenge. General admission tickets are just $10 with hot dogs only a $1 and prior to the night's racing fans will get to go to the pit area to meet the teams.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

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Attica Raceway Park

Friday, June 15, 2018

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

Starting Position - [*]

Qualifying Group (A) 1. 39-Spencer Bayston, 12.311; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.518; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 12.558; 4. 57-Kyle Larson, 12.630; 5. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.728; 6. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.875; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 12.892; 8. 35s-Stuart Brubaker, 12.911; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.214; 10. 2-Ricky Peterson, 13.234; 11. 2+-Brian Smith, 13.300; 12. 51-John Garvin, 13.480

Group (B) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.601; 2. 70-Dave Blaney, 12.617; 3. 17-Josh Baughman, 12.676; 4. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.798; 5. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 12.835; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.898; 7. 4L-Cap Henry, 12.913; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.928; 9. 8M-TJ Michael, 12.961; 10. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 13.274; 11. 19-Mitch Harble, 14.474

Group (C) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.257; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.399; 3. 71-Gio Scelzi, 12.514; 4. 91-Cale Thomas, 12.803; 5. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.963; 6. 98-Carl Bowser, 13.055; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.107; 8. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 13.153; 9. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.170; 10. 45-Trevor Baker, 13.311; 11. 8J-Jess Stiger, 13.411

Group (D) 1. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.530; 2. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.679; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.812; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.946; 5. 23X-DJ Foos, 13.012; 6. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.059; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.121; 8. 5X-Justin Peck, 13.140; 9. 17X-Caleb Helms, 13.500; 10. 49-Shawn Dancer, 13.555; 11. 70M-Henry Malcuit, 14.355

Group (E) 1. 48-Danny Dietrich, 12.825; 2. 11-Ryan Smith, 12.825; 3. 4K-Kasey Kahne, 12.851; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan, 12.863; 5. G1-Gary Taylor, 13.024; 6. 97-Broc Martin, 13.318; 7. 23-Chase Baker, 13.597; 8. 97au-Mitchell Wormall, 13.611; 9. 20i-Kesley Ivy, 14.194; 10. 99-Jay Waugh, 14.223; 11. 96AU-Bruce White, 14.727

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 3. 39-Spencer Bayston [4]; 4. 4-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 6. 5T-Travis Philo [6]; 7. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [8]; 8. 2-Ricky Peterson [10]; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron [9]; 10. 51-John Garvin [12]; 11. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 12. 2+-Brian Smith [11]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 5R-Byron Reed [1]; 2. 17-Josh Baughman [2]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 4. 4L-Cap Henry [7]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 6. 70-Dave Blaney [3]; 7. 8M-TJ Michael [9]; 8. 3J-Trey Jacobs [6]; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [8]; 10. 9M-Jordan Ryan [10]; 11. 19-Mitch Harble [11]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 71-Gio Scelzi [2]; 2. 91-Cale Thomas [1]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 5. 16-Chris Andrews [5]; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn [7]; 7. A79-Brandon Wimmer [8]; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger [11]; 9. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [9]; 10. 45-Trevor Baker [10]; 11. 98-Carl Bowser [6]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 4. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 5. 23X-DJ Foos [5]; 6. 17X-Caleb Helms [9]; 7. 49-Shawn Dancer [10]; 8. 5X-Justin Peck [8]; 9. 70M-Henry Malcuit [11]; 10. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 11. 24-Rico Abreu [6]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 22C-Cole Duncan [1]; 2. 4K-Kasey Kahne [2]; 3. 11-Ryan Smith [3]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [4]; 5. 97-Broc Martin [6]; 6. G1-Gary Taylor [5]; 7. 99-Jay Waugh [10]; 8. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [8]; 9. 20I-Kesley Ivy [9]; 10. 23-Chase Baker [7]; 11. 96AU-Bruce White [11]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 4. 91-Cale Thomas [5]; 5. 39-Spencer Bayston [2]; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan [6]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 4K-Kasey Kahne [2]; 3. 71-Gio Scelzi [3]; 4. 5R-Byron Reed [4]; 5. 17-Josh Baughman [5]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs [6]

D-Main (8 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 9M-Jordan Ryan [2]; 2. 45-Trevor Baker [3]; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre [1]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [8]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]; 6. 19-Mitch Harble [9]; 7. 23-Chase Baker [5]; 8. 2+-Brian Smith [11]; 9. 96AU-Bruce White [10]; 10. 51-John Garvin [4]; 11. 98-Carl Bowser [7]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 5X-Justin Peck [2]; 2. 2-Ricky Peterson [3]; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs [1]; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [6]; 5. 9M-Jordan Ryan [11]; 6. 8J-Jess Stiger [4]; 7. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [7]; 8. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [5]; 9. 20I-Kesley Ivy [9]; 10. 22M-Dan McCarron [8]; 11. 70M-Henry Malcuit [10]; 12. 45-Trevor Baker [12]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 70-Dave Blaney [1]; 2. 97-Broc Martin [6]; 3. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo [7]; 6. 8M-TJ Michael [12]; 7. 16-Chris Andrews [4]; 8. 23X-DJ Foos [5]; 9. A79-Brandon Wimmer [13]; 10. 68G-Tyler Gunn [9]; 11. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [11]; 12. 99-Jay Waugh [15]; 13. 49-Shawn Dancer [14]; 14. 2-Ricky Peterson [17]; 15. 5X-Justin Peck [16]; 16. 17X-Caleb Helms [10]; 17. G1-Gary Taylor [8]

A-Main (40 Laps) 1. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 2. 5R-Byron Reed [8]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 4. 91-Cale Thomas [7]; 5. 4K-Kasey Kahne [4]; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan [11]; 7. 39-Spencer Bayston [9]; 8. 14-Tony Stewart [16]; 9. 71-Gio Scelzi [6]; 10. 49X-Tim Shaffer [24]; 11. 10H-Chad Kemenah [14]; 12. 48-Danny Dietrich [19]; 13. 81-Lee Jacobs [12]; 14. 3G-Carson Macedo [13]; 15. 17-Josh Baughman [10]; 16. 4L-Cap Henry [20]; 17. 4-Parker Price-Miller [17]; 18. 11-Ryan Smith [15]; 19. 7K-Cale Conley [21]; 20. 35-Tyler Esh [18]; 21. 22-Brandon Spithaler [26]; 22. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 23. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 24. 98-Carl Bowser [25]; 25. 97-Broc Martin [22]; 26. 70-Dave Blaney [23]

Hard Charger: 49x-Tim Shaffer +14

Late Models - Summit Racing Equipment

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 12-Doug Drown[2] ; 2. 5M-Ryan Markham[3] ; 3. 27S-Eric Spangler[5] ; 4. 30-Nate Potts[7] ; 5. 17X-Dustin Keegan[6] ; 6. 25-Chuck Hummer[4] ; 7. 69M-John Mayes Jr.[1] ; 8. 22J-Josh Kiser[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 15B-Mike Bores[1] ; 2. 77-Steve Kester[2] ; 3. 240-Charlie Duncan[5] ; 4. X3-Dan Wallace[7] ; 5. 27-Ken Hahn[6] ; 6. 69W-Jeff Warnick[4] ; 7. 50Y-Ryan Missler[3]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 51-Devin Shiels[1] ; 2. 36-Matt Irey[6] ; 3. RH21-Gregg Haskell[5] ; 4. 28-Kent Brewer[7] ; 5. 17-Jeff Geis[4] ; 6. 69R-Doug Baird[3] ; 7. 41-Austin Goon[2]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 5M-Ryan Markham[1] ; 2. 77-Steve Kester[2] ; 3. 27S-Eric Spangler[4] ; 4. 51-Devin Shiels[3] ; 5. 12-Doug Drown[10] ; 6. 36-Matt Irey[7] ; 7. X3-Dan Wallace[12] ; 8. 27-Ken Hahn[14] ; 9. 28-Kent Brewer[6] ; 10. 69W-Jeff Warnick[17] ; 11. 17X-Dustin Keegan[13] ; 12. 17-Jeff Geis[15] ; 13. 25-Chuck Hummer[16] ; 14. 69R-Doug Baird[18] ; 15. RH21-Gregg Haskell[5] ; 16. 50Y-Ryan Missler[20] ; 17. 41-Austin Goon[21] ; 18. 15B-Mike Bores[8] ; 19. 240-Charlie Duncan[11] ; 20. 69M-John Mayes Jr.[19] ; 21. 30-Nate Potts[9] ; 22. 22J-Josh Kiser[22]

Hard Charger: 69W-Jeff Warnick +7

 

 

Richardson Reels in Lubbock Wrecker DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals Prelim Win as Burkhart Takes IMCA Stock Car Honors

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 15, 2018) – Liberal’s Steven Richardson reeled in his first career feature win atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval by wiring the field in Friday night’s Second Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP vs. URSS 305 Sprint Car Nationals 20-lap preliminary feature.

It wasn’t without a threat for the point though, as Luke Cranston closed in past the halfway point and was challenging before getting into the turn two wall. Richardson led the rest of the way to best the 36-car field that will vie for a $3,000 winner’s share on Saturday night.

“We’ve been running here a few years now, it feel great to finally get the dub,” Richardson said in victory lane. “I can’t wait for tomorrow night.”

While Richardson enjoyed victory lane, Troy Burkhart bagged his second DCRP win of the season by topping the 15-lap IMCA Stock Car main event.

Fairview, Oklahoma’s Jake Martens led the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars vs. United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS) feature field to the green flag from the pole position but it was outside starter Richardson gunning into the lead at the outset. Richardson slipped away early on, leaving Martens and Ray Seemann to dice for second until Cranston battled past for second on the seventh round.

With Richardson reaching the tail of the field at the midway point, Cranston began to close the gap. By the 12th round, Cranston was pressuring the leader and looked to the outside of turns one and two on the 14th lap only to jump Richardson’s right rear tire and get into the wall. The incident brought Cranston’s night to an early end.

When action resumed, Richardson was able to distance himself from the field aboard the Myers-powered Poor Boy Kustomz/Richardson Trucking No. 0 J&J as Martens and Seemann traded sliders for second, ultimately taking the checkered flag comfortably ahead of the pack dicing for position in his wake.

“The track was great tonight,” Richardson said. “With this heat and wind, Tommie (Estes) did a great job. It was fast right around the top and it looked like some guys were working the bottom pretty well too.”

Behind him, Seeman finally prevailed with the runner-up position while Colorado’s Jake Bubak rallied from the 12th starting position to crack the podium on the final lap. Liberal native turned Lincoln, NE, resident Jason Martin raced from 13th into fourth as Martens fell to fifth on the final round.

Liberal’s Koby Walters was sixth with two-time and defending track champion Taylor Velasquez of Turpin, OK, in seventh. Colorado’s Nick Haygood was eighth with Liberal native Tony Bruce, Jr., and Zach Blurton completing the top ten.

Seemann, Walters, Todd Plemons, Bruce, Jr., and Richardson topped heat race action with Wichita Falls’ Chad Koch and Blurton winning the “B” Mains. Colorado’s Dave Wechsler went for a wild ride in turn three on the opening circuit of the night’s first heat race. Wechsler escaped injury but was done for the night.

In the 15-lap IMCA Stock Car feature, Hays’ Troy Burkhart raced from the ninth starting position to capture his second DCRP score of the year.

Burkhart needed just a half dozen laps to take command on the high side after Larry Baird paced the opening handful of rounds. It wasn’t over though, as Will Bauer moved in to the pressure for the lead. And, after sitting 11th following a second lap caution, Angel Munoz worked his way up to third by the 12th circuit and found new life when a caution flew with just two laps remaining.

Munoz quickly disposed of Bauer for second on the restart and pressured Burkhart but to no avail. Munoz settled for runner-up honors with Michael Pepper, Chris Oliver and Shannon Maughlin rounding out the top five.

The Second Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals concludes with Saturday night’s $3,000-to-win championship finale. IMCA Sport Modifieds and IMCA Stock Cars will be in action as well with the green flag flying at 7:30 p.m.

Dodge City Raceway Park – Second Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals

June 15, 2018, Results

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars vs. United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS):

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 72-Ray Seemann, 2. 49x-Luke Cranston, 3. 35k-Chad Koch, 4. 11x-Jason Martin, 5. 97-Brian Herbert, 6. 2b-Brett Becker, 7. 18-Brandon Sprott, 8. 45x-Dave Wechsler.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 33-Koby Walters, 2. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 3. 2J-Zach Blurton, 4. 50-Jed Werner, 5. 49-Kris Moore, 6. 7-Shane Sundquist, 7. 17x-Kade Hagans.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 4-Todd Plemons, 2. 95-Buddy Tubbs, 3. 48-Jake Martens, 4. 911-Ty Williams, 5. 31m-Eric Mathews, 6. 17s-Chad Salem, 7. 45k-Kolt Washburn.

Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 224-Tony Bruce, Jr., 2. 98-J.D. Johnson, 3. 8J-Brandy Jones, 4. 74b-Jake Bubak, 5. 10-Jordan Knight, 6. 45-Lonnie Cox, 7. 9d-Lance Davis.

Heat Five (8 Laps): 1. 0-Steven Richardson, 2. 83-Austin McLean, 3. 1-Nick Haygood, 4. 11k-Tyler Knight, 5. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 6. 42-Chris Crowder, 7. 51r-Ross Essenburg.

First “B” Main (10 Laps – 3 Transfer): 1. 35k-Chad Koch, 2. 8J-Brandy Jones, 3. 49-Kris Moore, 4. 45-Lonnie Cox, 5. 31m-Eric Mathews, 6. 9d-Lance Davis. 51r-Ross Essenburg (DNS).

Second “B” Main (10 Laps – 3 Transfer): 1. 2J-Zach Blurton, 2. 10-Jordan Knight, 3. 2b-Brett Becker, 4. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 5. 7-Shane Sundquist, 6. 42-Chris Crowder, 7. 17x-Kade Hagans (DNS), 8. 45k-Kolt Washburn (DNS), 9. 45x-Dave Wechsler (DNS).

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 0-Steven Richardson (2), 2. 72-Ray Seemann (4), 3. 74b-Jake Bubak (12), 4. 11x-Jason Martin (17), 5. 48-Jake Martens (1), 6. 33-Koby Walters (6), 7. 21x-Taylor Velasquez (14), 8. 1-Nick Haygood (8), 9. 224-Tony Bruce, Jr. (7), 10. 2J-Zach Blurton (20), 11. 98-J.D. Johnson (16), 12. 83-Austin McLean (9), 13. 35k-Chad Koch (19), 14. 4-Todd Plemons (3), 15. 11k-Tyler Knight (17), 16. 97-Brian Herbert (18), 17. 2b-Brett Becker (19), 18. 95-Buddy Tubbs (15), 19. 49-Kris Moore (23), 20. 50-Jed Werner (10), 21. 911-Ty Williams (11), 22. 49x-Luke Cranston (5), 23. 10-Jordan Knight (22), 24. 8J-Brandy Jones (22-DNS).

IMCA Stock Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 20-Tyler Walker, 2. 52-Larry Baird, 3. 17m-Shannon Maughlin, 4. 57-Will Bauer, 5. 25x-Troy Burkhart, 6. 17-Ryan Keller, 7. 52T-Travis Baird.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 2m-Angel Munoz, 2. 33-Marlin Hogie, 3. 10-Dusty Withuhn, 4. 3-Chris Oliver, 5. 2z-Cody Zimmerman, 6. 22p-Michael Pepper, 7. 97x-Ondre Rexford, 8. 771-Steve Blunk.

“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 25x-Troy Burkhart, 2. 2m-Angel Munoz, 3. 22p-Michael Pepper, 4. 3-Chris Oliver, 5. 17m-Shannon Maughlin, 6. 52-Larry Baird, 7. 52T-Travis Baird, 8. 33-Marlin Hogie, 9. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 10. 771-Steve Blunk, 11. 17-Ryan Keller, 12. 97x-Ondre Rexford, 13. 57-Will Bauer. DNS: 20-Tyler Walker, 2z-Cody Zimmerman.

 

 

Dover, Eakin and Bruns Join Jackson Motorplex Victory List

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (June 15, 2018) - Jack Dover, Nate Eakin and Clinton Bruns each captured their first feature triumph of the season at Jackson Motorplex on Friday evening.

Dover and Ryan Bickett renewed their battle from two weeks ago when the duo traded the lead a handful of times before Bickett won by only a couple of car lengths during the first 360ci winged sprint car show of the season.

Friday's Midwest Sprint Car Series race wasn't much different as Bickett led a majority of the A Main before Dover claimed the top spot on Lap 19. Bickett was within striking distance for the remainder of the 30-lap race, but Dover held the point to garner the win. Lee Grosz advanced from seventh to third place with Scott Winters placing fourth and Eric Lutz fifth.

Chris Graf, Bill Boles and Winters each won a heat race. Tommy Barber was victorious during the B Main.

Eakin became the fifth different winner in five Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids main events this season. Elliot Amdahl powered to a runner-up result with Bill Johnson finishing third and Brandon Bosma fourth. Kaleb Johnson maneuvered from ninth to a fifth-place result to take over the lead in the championship standings by one point over Amdahl and Jacob Hughes.

Bill Johnson, Kaleb Johnson and Jeremy Schultz were the heat race winners.

Bruns picked up the NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc victory after starting the race on the pole. Neal Matuska was second with Scott Brandt, points leader Alex Schriever and 11th-starting Jake Kouba rounding out the top five, respectively.

Brandon Stevenson and Anna Hippe both won a heat race.

Jackson Motorplex will wrap up the weekend on Saturday for Bank Midwest presents the IMCA Frostbuster featuring IMCA a mods, IMCA sport mods, IMCA stock cars, IMCA hobby stocks and IMCA sport compacts.

The pits open at 4 p.m. with the main grandstand gates opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled for 7 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students ages 13-years-old to 18-years-old. Children ages 12-years-old and younger get in free. Pit passes are $30 for adults and $15 for children ages 12-years-old and younger.

All IMCA classes will have a $10 draw fee.

RACE REPORT: JACKSON MOTORPLEX IN JACKSON, MINN. (June 15, 2018) -

360 SPRINT CARS

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 81-Jack Dover (2); 2. 17B-Ryan Bickett (3); 3. 4J-Lee Grosz (7); 4. 23W-Scott Winters (1); 5. 6-Eric Lutz (6); 6. 13JM-Jordan Martens (5); 7. 7-Carson McCarl (10); 8. 11X-Gregg Bakker (11); 9. 14-Jody Rosenboom (18); 10. 20G-Chris Graf (8); 11. 5T-Mark Toews (9); 12. 20-Brant O'Banion (13); 13. 4-Cody Hansen (14); 14. 33B-James Broty (16); 15. 2-Derrik Lusk (19); 16. 86-Donovan Peterson (15); 17. 2H-Bill Boles (4); 18. 32-Trevor Serbus (12); 19. 75-Brandon Geldner (20); 20. (DNF) 75B-Tommy Barber (17).

B Feature (10 Laps): 1. 75B-Tommy Barber (2); 2. 14-Jody Rosenboom (4); 3. 2-Derrik Lusk (5); 4. 75-Brandon Geldner (11); 5. 1-Dean Brown (3); 6. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (1); 7. 33-Trevor Smith (9); 8. 42-Kevin Flowers (12); 9. 48-Taylor Forbes (7); 10. 2OP-Dylan Opdahl (10); (DNS) 20X-A.J. Moeller; (DNS) 101-Chuck McGillivray.

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 20G-Chris Graf (2); 2. 7-Carson McCarl (1); 3. 17B-Ryan Bickett (8); 4. 32-Trevor Serbus (3); 5. 4-Cody Hansen (5); 6. 11X-Gregg Bakker (9); 7. 14-Jody Rosenboom (7); 8. 75B-Tommy Barber (10); 9. 33-Trevor Smith (6); 10. 42-Kevin Flowers (4).

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 2H-Bill Boles (1); 2. 5T-Mark Toews (3); 3. 81-Jack Dover (10); 4. 6-Eric Lutz (9); 5. 86-Donovan Peterson (4); 6. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (7); 7. 2-Derrik Lusk (6); 8. 101-Chuck McGillivray (8); 9. 75-Brandon Geldner (2); 10. (DNF) 35-Skylar Prochaska (5).

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 23W-Scott Winters (1); 2. 4J-Lee Grosz (8); 3. 13JM-Jordan Martens (7); 4. 20-Brant O'Banion (2); 5. 33B-James Broty (4); 6. 1-Dean Brown (3); 7. 20X-A.J. Moeller (6); 8. 48-Taylor Forbes (9); 9. 2OP-Dylan Opdahl (5).

HEARTLAND STEEL RACESAVER SPRINT CARS PRESENTED BY WYFFELS HYBRIDS

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 4SN-Nate Eakin (4); 2. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (5); 3. 56-Bill Johnson (3); 4. 23-Brandon Bosma (6); 5. 22-Kaleb Johnson (9); 6. 8-Jacob Hughes (8); 7. 7X-Shane Fick (7); 8. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (11); 9. 5-Brady Forbrook (10); 10. 17V-Casey Abbas (12); 11. 20-Brant O'Banion (15); 12. 05X-Brandon Allen (20); 13. 05-Colin Smith (14); 14. 8K-Micah Slendy (19); 15. 11-Dalyn Cody (17); 16. 84-Matt Fredericksen (16); 17. 7-John Sullivan (18); 18. (DNF) 7L-Jesse Lindberg (22); 19. (DNF) 33S-Jeremy Schultz (2); 20. (DNF) 81-Jared Jansen (21); 21. (DNF) 4S-Michael Stien (1); 22. (DNF) 18-Dalton Domagala (13).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 56-Bill Johnson (4); 2. 5-Brady Forbrook (7); 3. 8-Jacob Hughes (6); 4. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (5); 5. 18-Dalton Domagala (1); 6. 84-Matt Fredericksen (8); 7. 8K-Micah Slendy (2); 8. (DNF) 81-Jared Jansen (3).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 22-Kaleb Johnson (6); 2. 4S-Michael Stien (3); 3. 23-Brandon Bosma (5); 4. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (7); 5. 05-Colin Smith (4); 6. 11-Dalyn Cody (1); 7. 05X-Brandon Allen (2).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 33S-Jeremy Schultz (3); 2. 7X-Shane Fick (5); 3. 4SN-Nate Eakin (4); 4. 17V-Casey Abbas (7); 5. 20-Brant O'Banion (6); 6. 7-John Sullivan (2); 7. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (1).

NSL NON-WING SPRINT CARS PRESENTED BY HITCHDOC

A Feature (15 Laps): 1. 7XX-Clinton Bruns (1); 2. 48-Neal Matuska (3); 3. 7-Scott Brandt (4); 4. 0-Alex Schriever (6); 5. 6-Jake Kouba (11); 6. 16-Anna Hippe (8); 7. 2K-James Kouba (7); 8. 0X-Brandon Stevenson (5); 9. 38-Miles Grein (9); 10. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (2); 11. 73-Sid Denzer (13); 12. 1A-Brad Anderson (12); 13. 7X-Jeff Davis (10); 14. (DNF) 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (14).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 0X-Brandon Stevenson (1); 2. 48-Neal Matuska (2); 3. 0-Alex Schriever (6); 4. 7-Scott Brandt (7); 5. 7X-Jeff Davis (3); 6. 1A-Brad Anderson (4); 7. 73-Sid Denzer (5).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 16-Anna Hippe (3); 2. 6-Jake Kouba (5); 3. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (2); 4. 38-Miles Grein (1); 5. 7XX-Clinton Bruns (7); 6. 2K-James Kouba (4); (DNS) 13MJ-Brandon Halverson.

UP NEXT -

Saturday for Bank Midwest presents the IMCA Frostbuster featuring IMCA a mods, IMCA sport mods, IMCA stock cars, IMCA hobby stocks and IMCA sport compacts

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JacksonSpeedway/?fref=ts

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jacksonmotorplex/

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from May through September with 410ci winged sprint cars, 360 winged sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

Patriot Sprint Tour Quick Results

Clinton County Motor Speedway

A Main: 1) 45- CHUCK HEBING 2) 10-Paulie Colagiovanni 3) 28f-Davie Franek 4) 82-Jared Zimbardi 5) 14-Coleman Gulick 6) 2-Steven Hutchinson Jr 7) 78-Dale Schweikart 8) 5-Justin Barger 9) 121-Steve Glover 10) 79-Jordan Thomas 11) 30-Scott Goodrich 12) 47-Kyle Drum 13) 67-Pete Richardson 14) 22r-Mike Koehler 15) 66-Ryan Kissinger 16) 17- Josh Azzi 17) 35-Chad Layton 18) 33- Mike Walter 19) 14B-Brett Wright 20) 81-Derek Jonathan 21) 20B-Cody Bova 22) 98-Joe Trenca (DNS)

Heat 1: 1) 45-Chuck Hebing 2) 14B-Brett Wright 3) 2-Steven Hutchinson JR 4) 67-Pete Richardson 5) 121- Steve Glover 6) 20B-Cody Bova 7) 47-Kyle Drum 8) 78-Dakota Schweikart 9) 3G-Josh Guiher

Heat 2: 1) 82- Jared Zimbardi 2) 14-Coleman Gulick 3) 22r-Mike Koehler 4) 30-Scott Goodrich 5) Chad Layton 6) 81-Derek Jonathan 7) 17z-Josh Azzi 8) 33w-Mike Walter 9) 99-Aaron Jacobus

Heat 3: 1) 98- Joe Trenca 2) 28F-Davie Franek 3) 10 Paulie Colagiovanni 4) 5-Justin Barger 5) 78-Dale Schweikart 6) 79- Jordan Thomas 7) 66-Ryan Kissinger 8) 19- Tyler Cochran

Bonnell’s Rod Shop Dash: 1) 2-Steve Hutchinson Jr 2) 79-Jordan Thomas 3) 30-Scott Goodrich 4) 81-Derek Jonathan 5) 5-Justin Barger 6) 67-Pete Richardson

B Main: 1) 47-Kyle Drum 2) 17-Josh Azzi 3) 66-Ryan Kissinger 4) 33-Mike Walter 5) 78s-Dakota Schweikart 6) 99-Aaron Jacobus 7) 19-Tyler Cochran 8) 3G-Josh Guiher

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

MARNE, Mich. – Entering Monday’s rescheduled Must See Racing Sprint Car Series event at Berlin Raceway, Jimmy McCune had never found the secret to entering victory lane at the seven-sixteenths-mile oval.

However, McCune finally cracked the code and opened the gate during the tour’s first of two visits to Berlin this season, making a late pass of Tom Jewell to notch a long-overdue win at the facility.

McCune moved up to the high groove with 10 laps left in Monday’s 30-lap feature, charging from fourth to second in a single rotation before setting his sights on Jewell, who led from the drop of the green flag.

A one-second margin was cut to shreds in two laps, before McCune finally made the winning move with an outside sweep in turn two after Jewell bobbled with seven laps remaining.

From there, McCune drove off into the Michigan night, driving away to a 6.230-second margin of victory over the closing stretch for his 26th career Must See Racing win and second in three races this season.

“I didn’t think we had any chance in hell to do anything like that from where we were starting,” admitted McCune. “I mean, usually here it’s so hard to pass. It was still hard to pass. The dirty air … when I was behind that group of cars with Litt and them wasn’t easy to navigate. I just found something on the top there late in the race that really helped us.

“I might have learned that trick from old Jason Blonde. I watched him win the race here last year doing that and somehow we made it work tonight as well,” McCune added. Everyone has no idea what this win means to me tonight. It’s like a weight has been lifted off my back. I had so many second place finishes here I’d lost count. It’s awesome to finally break that curse and win one.”

The caution-free feature took just seven minutes and 36.228 seconds to complete, at an average race pace of 103.567 mph.

Jewell started from the pole after an eight inversion, jetting out to the point over fellow front row starter Anthony McCune and opening up a one-second margin over the field by the time 10 laps were in the books as the younger McCune grappled with Canadian Ryan Litt for the runner-up position.

In contrast, Jimmy McCune was only able to work his way up to fifth by that juncture, later passing NASCAR modified ace Bobby Santos III for fourth and holding down that spot all the way to the 10 to go mark, when it appeared Jewell might become the second first-time winner in as many races.

However, the elder McCune saved a few tricks from the way that defending race winner Jason Blonde stormed to the victory at Berlin last May, moving up a lane and a half and suddenly surging past both Litt and his nephew in one lap to move from fourth to second.

The three-time series champion then ran down Jewell and passed him with ease, leaving Jewell to settle for a career-best second-place finish in front of his home state fans.

“You just can’t make a mistake when you’re racing those guys, and I made one little mistake that Jimmy capitalized on right there at the end,” noted Jewell, a native of Vandalia, Mich. “He drove a hell of a race and it’s just one of those things. I made my bed and we ended up second. I’m not disappointed, though. This is one heck of a night for this race team and hopefully now we can keep this momentum going.”

Anthony McCune completed the podium in third after starting on the front row and said his car simply didn’t have the handle he needed to compete for the win.

“We didn’t have the setup completely right and the car wasn’t very good through the corners,” said the younger McCune. “I did what I could do … but it wasn’t doing what I needed tonight. The dirty air was pretty bad for us tonight.”

Litt and Santos finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series returns to action June 23 at Pennsylvania’s Jennerstown Speedway.

The finish:

1. Jimmy McCune, 2. Tom Jewell, 3. Anthony McCune, 4. Ryan Litt, 5. Bobby Santos III, 6. Aaron Pierce, 7. Charlie Schultz, 8. Teddy Alberts, 9. Doug Dietsch, 10. Adam Biltz, 11. Don Dietsch, 12. Joe Speakman, 13. Joey Irwin, 14. Jerry Caryer, 15. Bronzie Lawson IV, 16. H.D. Carter.

 

 

Andy Alberding Wins Second Night Of Diamond Cup; Ron Larson Crowned 2018 Diamond Cup Champion

By Ben Deatherage

Meridian, Idaho- The NSRA Winged Sprintcar Series would return for the second and final night of the 2018 Diamond Cup at Meridian Speedway on Saturday, June 9th. After an incredible opening leg at the Idaho short track fans would be in for another thriller. Twenty-one cars would be in the pit area representing the states of Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and Utah as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia.

Justin Segura, of Caldwell, would be the dominant force in the main event. Segura would pace the field the entire distance with a torrid pace. He would cross the wire in first place when the checkered flag was dropped. Unfortunately, during the post-race inspection he would be disqualified. That would give the win to Andy Alberding, of Winston, Oregon, for his first victory of 2018.

Meridian’s Bryan Warf would be recorded second followed by Randy DuBois, of Redmond, Washington, in third. Matt Hein, from Roseburg, Oregon, was fourth while fifth went to Johnny Giesler, of Meridian. When it all would shake out Ron Larson, out of Quesnel, British Columbia, would earn the most points over the weekend to be declared the 2018 Diamond Cup champion.

The NSRA Winged Sprintcar Series takes the rest of the month off before they travel to Big Sky Country. The tour will be on tap for the Mission Valley Shootout, Polson, Montana’s Mission Valley Speedway, on Saturday, July 7th.

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

Race Results:

Diamond Cup Night #2

NSRA Winged Sprintcar Series Race #3

Saturday, June 9th, 2018

Meridian Speedway

Meridian, Idaho

A-Feature: 1. 76-Andy Alberding; 2. 91-Bryan Warf; 3. 7D-Randy DuBois; 4. 98H-Matt Hein; 5. 23-Johnny Giesler; 6. 12-Ron Larson; 7. 12B-Monty Bergener; 8. 14-Aaron Willison; 9. 33J-Jeff Montgomery; 10. 77-Matt Elliott; 11. 4-Greg Middendorf; 12. 32-Mitch Holte; 13. 6-Richard Miranda; 14. 3-Robert Beck; 15. 71-Aaron McPeak; 16. 11-Cory Lockwood; 17. 43-Kyle Bergener; 18. 28-Colton Nelson; 19. 68-Mike Anderson; DQ 33-Kyle Bergener; DQ 26-Justin Segura


 

 

 

Almanza claims bomber mid-season championship win - AJ Hopkins picks up the sprint car victory; Derek Groomer and Jason Hehman add wins

by CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE — Saturday afternoon’s storm fronts spared Lincoln Park Speedway their wrath for an evening of racing and Brownsburg’s AJ Hopkins was one of five drivers to take advantage. Hopkins took over the lead in the sprint car A-main with six laps remaining and claimed his third win of the season at LPS. Derek Groomer knows how to get to victory lane as well as he also picked up his third feature win by edging out Travis Shoulders for the UMP Modified title. Brownstown’s Jason Hehman made his first trip to the Putnamville oval and he made it count with the UMP Super Stock win over Bryce Shidler. Jordan Almanza claimed the bomber mid-season championship with a 20-lap win over Megan Cavaness. Josh Foxworthy won the second bomber feature. Almanza went wire-to-wire to win the mid-season feature for the first time. He started on the pole after winning a six-car dash to align the cars for the feature. Starting on the pole, Almanza used the cushion to his benefit, setting a torrid pace out front. However, Cavaness was right on his rear bumper for the duration of the feature that had an added five laps. Josh Litton ran third through the halfway mark before Tyler Neal challenged door-to-door before taking over third in the final seven laps. Matt Raber cruised home fifth after starting 12th and Tom Cox came forward from 13th to take sixth. In the sprint car feature, Colten Cottle started on the pole and held that spot for the bulk of the 20-lap A-main. However, Hopkins was hot on his heels as the two separated a bit from Dakota Jackson running third. Brent Beauchamp ran fourth ahead of Nate McMillin before a lap seven caution. On the restart, Cottle maintained the point running the top side to perfection to keep Hopkins at bay as the two began to get into lapped traffic on lap 12. Hopkins would show his nose to Cottle several times as Beauchamp moved briefly into third ahead of Jackson with McMillin and Shane Cockrum running side-by-side. On lap 19, Hopkins tried to make his move ripping into turn three on the middle line and slide up the track as Cottle attempted to keep the lead. Hopkins couldn’t clear Cottle on the slider and his right rear connected with Cottle in turn four, forcing a spin by the Kansas, Ill. driver. The caution re-set the field with Cottle going to the tail. Once the green flag returned, Hopkins stayed out front to pick up the win as Brazil’s McMillin roared into second-place ahead of Jackson, Cockrum and Kent Christian. Groomer was another green to checkered flag winner as he ran a flawless race out front of the field to pick up the win. Shoulders ran close behind for the duration of the race after starting on the pole next to Groomer. Jeff Deckard was third as the lead pack built a lead ahead of Josh Boller over the last five laps. Rob Brickert would come home fifth. In the UMP Super Stock division, Hehman came in leading the national points and helped his cause by picking up his fifth feature win of the season. After starting second, Hehman quickly got to the lead and didn’t look back as Michael Clark ran close behind. The pair got into lapped traffic on the 13th circuit with Shidler running third. Clark made a challenge to Hehman with two laps to go, but spun in turn four to bring out a caution. On the restart, Hehman remained out front to take the checkered flag ahead of Shidler, Dale Hayes, Austin Phelps and Wes McClara. This weekend will feature sprints, modifieds, super stocks, bombers and mini sprints.

Lincoln Park Speedway Sprint car feature 1. AJ Hopkins, 2. Nate McMillin, 3. Dakota Jackson, 4. Shane Cockrum, 5. Kent Christian, 6. Tim Creech II, 7. Joe Ligouri, 8. Brent Beauchamp, 9. Hunter O’Neal, 10. Matthew McDonald, 11. Josh Cunningham, 12. Travis Berryhill, 13. Jadon Rogers, 14. Shelby VanGilder, 15. Brady Ottinger, 16. Eric Burns, 17. Jeff Nanny, 18. Adam Wilfong, 19. Colten Cottle, 20. Harley Burns, 21. Patrick Lee, 22. Justin Meneely Heat winners: Hopkins, McMillin, Jackson

 

 

Bond Steals 42nd Career Feature Win in A&P Auto Parts Spring Championship

OSWEGO, NY (June 10, 2018) - Mike Bond is the all-time winningest driver in the Pathfinder Bank SBS division at Oswego Speedway and last night he showed why after bouncing back from a crash on Opening Night to outduel Dan Kapuscinski for victory in the 30-lap ‘Spring Championship’ presented by A&P Auto Parts.

Dalton Doyle and Kapuscinski lead the field to green with Doyle edging out in front of Danny K’s Joe Gosek throwback No. 00M to take the lead on lap 1.

Fourth starting Bond followed Kapuscinski on the high road to clear the No. 22 of third starting Mike Bruce going into turn one with fifth starting Barry Kingsley, seventh starting Camden Proud, ninth starting Jack Patrick, and tenth starting Anthony Losurdo all making quick work of Cameron Black who started sixth in the No. 23 machine.

Proud began to work on Kingsley for fifth with Losurdo just behind the No. 54 in the sixth spot and beginning to challenge on the high side. The two battled side by side for two laps before Camden tried to make a low side move on the No. 91 heading into turn three and ended up against in the inside hub rail, ending his day early in the main event.

On the restart, Doyle continued to lead Kapuscinski with Bond right there to challenge for third, Bruce in fourth, and Losurdo had since worked his way around Kingsley on the high side to get up to fifth before then driving under the Bruce No. 22 to take fourth.

Kapuscinski tried the low side move on Doyle for several laps while also being forced to fend off a hard charging Bond on the top side, before finally making the move to take the lead heading into turn number three at the completion of lap 12.

Two laps later, the Black car was sent around going into turn number one causing Cameron to find the inside hub rail and go off on the hook.

At halfway, Kapuscinski lead Bond, Doyle, Losurdo, and eleventh starting Russ Brown, who worked all the way up to the fifth spot.

Bond continued to challenge Kapuscinski for several laps before wrestling the lead away on an inside move off turn four to complete lap 17. At the same time, Losurdo and Brown had worked under the Doyle No. 01 to take third and fourth.

The yellow flag was in the air again on lap 19 for Tyler Shullick, who flew in from Texas just to make the Pathfinder Bank SBS feature and had cracked the top ten before blowing up with eleven laps to go.

For the final ten laps, it was all Bond as he checked out while Missile Motorsports teammates Kapuscinski and Losurdo battled with the No. 1 machine of ‘Hawk’ taking away the second spot on lap 22.

Bond went on to his 42nd career feature win ahead of Losurdo and Kapuscinski on the podium, Brown fourth, Doyle fifth, and last week’s feature winner Dave Cliff charged from twelfth to sixth in the Barbeau Racing No. 50.

“You have to take advantage when you have a good starting spot and I figured we would have a good one this week,” Bond said in victory lane. “It was close racing, I want to thank my guys for all the hard work this week. It takes a lot to get it back out after a bad wreck like that and also thank you to my car owner Denise for giving me everything I need.”

Losurdo was the D&S Landscaping Hard Charger Award winner for his impressive run for tenth to second, turning some of the fastest laps of the feature event in the Route 1 Mafia machine.

“It’s hard to beat Mike Bond when he starts in the top five,” Losurdo stated. “He’s the best one to ever drive one of these cars so hats off to those guys. It looked like they were a little quicker than us. That’s two weeks in a row we’ve had to come from pretty deep in the field and we ended up on the podium so I can’t thank my guys enough. We’re knocking on the door”

Kapuscinski, the speedway veteran and former PR director drove a fantastic race to finish in the third spot and believe it or not, was the Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer Award Winner for his efforts. There’s no question that the No. 00M will be a major contender this season.

“Dan Dennie, Ralph, Jack, Mark, and Jim did a fantastic job fixing this thing after that wreck last week,” Kapuscinski mentioned. “I get to come up here and have fun again and it feels really good. I’m still waiting to win one of these things and I thought we had a good chance tonight, but it’s tough when the 1 and the 74 are behind you.”

Completing the top ten in the 30-lap ‘Spring Championship’ were Kingsley in seventh, Patrick in eighth, David LaTulip in ninth and Cameron Rowe in tenth. Ray Sand Jr, Greg O’Connor, Mike Bruce, and rookies Josh Sokolic and Tim Glidden completed the running order when the checkered flag was thrown.

Winning heat races to start off the evening were Patrick, Bond, and Losurdo.

Oswego Speedway gets right back to it this coming Saturday, June 16 when Burke’s Do It Best Homecenter and Bosco’s presents Novelis Supermodified Twin 35’s plus Autograph Night and a Pathfinder Bank SBS 30-lap main event. General admission is only $20 with kids 16 and under still FREE. Autographs will take place at 5:15pm with heats going green at 6:45pm.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

Oswego Speedway

Oswego, NY

Saturday, June 9, 2018

A&P Auto Parts ‘Spring Championship’

Feature (30-laps): 1. 74 Mike Bond, 2. 1 Anthony Losurdo, 3. 00M Dan Kapuscinski, 4. 13 Russ Brown, 5. 01 Dalton Doyle, 6. 50 Dave Cliff, 7. 91 Barry Kingsley, 8. 9 Jack Patrick, 9. 27 David LaTulip, 10. 77 Cameron Rowe, 11. 71 Ray Sand Jr. 12. 90 Greg O'Connor, 13. 22 Mike Bruce, 14. 26 Joshua Sokolic«, 15. 94 Tim Glidden Jr.«, 16. 67 Tyler Shullick, 17. 32 Steve Flack«, 18. 23 Cameron Black, 19. 54 Camden Proud

Heat 1 (10-laps): 1. 74 Mike Bond, 2. 22 Mike Bruce, 3. 00M Dan Kapuscinski, 4. 23 Cameron Black, 5. 90 Greg O'Connor, 6. 32 Steve Flack «

Heat 2 (10-laps): 1. 9 Jack Patrick, 2. 13 Russ Brown, 3. 50 Dave Cliff, 4. 91 Barry Kingsley, 5. 77 Cameron Rowe, 6. 94 Tim Glidden Jr. «

Heat 3 (10-laps): 1. 1 Anthony Losurdo, 2. 27 David LaTulip, 3. 01 Dalton Doyle, 4. 54 Camden Proud, 5. 26 Joshua Sokolic «, 7. 71 Ray Sand Jr.

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader Award: #74 Mike Bond

White’s Car Care 4th Place Award - In Memory of Tony White: #13 Russ Brown

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #1 Anthony Losurdo

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #00M Dan Kapuscinski

 

 

Double X Speedway California, MO June 10, 2018

by Dean Reichel

Sunday Night Thunder at Double-X Speedway was roaring in honor of a young man taken from the racing family too soon. The Dylan Bias Memorial Street Stock Spectacular drew drivers from near and far to try and earn the title of champion of this coveted event. Four heat races set the stage for the 25 lap main event later in the evening. Heat race number one was claimed by last year's winner Cole Henson, Joe Miller claimed heat number two, Johnny Coats made the tow from Joplin and claimed heat number three and Clayton Campbell was victorious in heat number four. The top eight drivers in the heats were entered in a $500 5 lap dash. Cole Henson would prevail over Campbell and Coats. 22 cars started the 25 lap feature event with Henson and Miller leading them to the green flag. Henson would lead the opening laps with Miller, Campbell and Coats in tow. Campbell would get to second place and begin to stalk the leader. After seven laps Campbell was able to overtake Henson for the lead and survive restarts and caution flags to claim the victory worth $1250. In victory lane the victor thanked the organizers of the event and hopes to see it grow to more cars and fans again next year. Johnny Coats ran an extremely smooth race to finish second running consistent lines just like the leader, Cody Frazon also was very consistent in claiming third, Joe Miller crossed the stripe fourth narrowly edging out John Clancy in fifth. Dean Willie, Kiel Morton, Mark Davis, Dale Berry and Jeremy Curless rounded out the top ten.

The Hobby Stock division had a large number of cars in attendance as well. It was Fulton, MO driver Cole Canada coming out on top of an attrition laden race. By keeping his momentum going on the high side, Canada was able to best a hard charging Drew Tully to secure the win. Tully made a last turn banzai attempt at a pass but came up just short and showed respect for the leader by braking hard to keep from having a collision and settling for runner up. Chris Brockert finished third, Mike Schrader was fourth and John Canada completed the top five. Jeremiah Wallingford, Mlee Brockert and Cole Canada claimed the heat race victories.

Tom Curran makes the tow from Kansas City, MO each week to compete in the 600cc Winged Micro Sprint division and on Sunday night the drive home was a bit sweeter as he picked up the victory. It was not an easy win as he had to work to pass early leader Philip Dietz and then he had to survive a challenge by Nick Rasa to claim the win. Following Curran across the stripe was Rasa in second, Dietz in third, Travis Arnold in fourth and Jimmy Dowell in fifth. Dietz claimed the heat race victory.

The 360 Winged Sprint Cars were light on cars as are other weekly tracks with the division in the area, but that did not deter the drivers from putting on a show. California, MO driver Tyler Blank made it two in a row by picking up the victory. The race was led early by TJ Muths until Blank tried a slide job pass in turns 1 & 2 but could not find the traction. Undeterred, Blank gained momentum down the backstretch and was able to execute the pass in turns 3 & 4. Muths kept his smooth race going by claiming second, Matthew Howard was third, Nathan Benson was fourth and Mackenzie Borchers claimed fifth. Benson claimed the heat race victory.

Be sure to join us next week for Father's Day as the ASCS Warrior Region will be in the house for their second visit to the track this year. Srteet Stocks, Hobbies and 600cc Winged Micros will be on the card also.

Feature Results-- STREET STOCKS Dylan Bias Memorial Street Stock Spectacular 1. 30C-Clayton Campbell, Otterville; 2. 35-Johnny Coats, Joplin; 3. 04-Cody Frazon, LaMonte; 4. 409-Joe Miller, Centertown; 5. 8-John Clancy, California; 6. 68M-Dean Willie, Warrensburg; 7. 11W-Kiel Morton, LaPlata; 8. 56-Mark Davis, Grovespring; 9. 05-Dale Berry, Tuscumbia; 10. 33-Jeremy Curless, Grain Valley; 11. 29D-Destiny Dowell, Tipton; 12. 40B-Steve Bias, Everton; 13. 90-John Ketterer, Treloar; 14. 14P-Josh Paul, Grain Valley; 15. 41-Terry Schultz, Sedalia (DNF); 16. 31C-Cole Henson, Russellville (DNF); 17. 27D-Derek Henson, Russellville (DNF); 18. 11-Kevin Perkins, Sedalia (DNF); 19. 29-Harlan Dowell, Tipton (DNF); 20. 11X-Jerry Schmidt, Blue Summit (DNF); 21. 54-Brnadon Hays, California (DNF); 22. 10-Steve Beach, Eldon (DNF); DNS-7 Evan Hays, California

HOBBY STOCKS 1. 25J-Cole Canada, Fulton; 2. 33-Drew Tully, Carrollton; 3. 82-Chris Brockert, Versailles; 4. 11-Mike Schrader, Sedalia; 5. 1-John Canada, Fulton; 6. 14-Kevin Prall, Sedalia (DNF); 7. 171-Chuck Coffey, Windsor (DNF); 8. 29C-Ryan Campbell, Jefferson City (DNF); 9. 84-Jeremiah Wallingford, Prairie Home (DNF); 11. 8-Isaiah Penton, Huntsville (DNF); 12. 14X-Blaze Belt, Syracuse (DNF); 13. 1T-Braden Taylor, Holts Summit (DNF); 14. 7X-Aaron Brookshier, Warsaw (DNF); DNS- 83 Mlee Brockert, Versailles

600cc WINGED MICRO SPRINTS 1. 11X-Tom Curran, KC,MO; 2. 26B-Nick Rasa, Sedalia; 3. 14-Philip Dietz, Lake Ozark; 4. 75-Travis Arnold, Pilot Grove; 5. 88J-Jimmy Dowell, Boonville; 6. 73S-Samuel Wagner, Lone Jack; 7. 73J-Jack Wagner, Lone Jack; 8. 3o-Michael Oldham, Belton

360 WINGED SPRINT CARS 1. 75-Tyler Blank, California; 2. 65- TJ Muths, Sedalia; 3. 37H-Matthew Howard, Lawrence,KS; 4. 22-Nathan Benson, Concordia; 5. 49BB-Mackenzie Borchers, MArshall; 6. 75E-Broc Elliott, California (DNF)

 

 

Trombley Dominates CRSA At Woodhull

For Immediate Release
June 10th, 2018
CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations  Toby LaGrange

Canandaigua, NY Ô€“ The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series made its way to its western most stop on the 2018 schedule Saturday night Ô€“ the Woodhull Raceway. With a star-studded field and a packed grandstand, the series would see its first repeat winner in Jeff Trombley.

Trombley, the defending series champion redrew the fourth starting spot for the nightÔ€™s 25 lap A-Main event. The redraw was held in front of the grandstands with the help of six children picked from the crowd. Justin Mills and Emily VanInwegen drew the front row with Peter Dance alongside of Trombley. Bobby Hackel, IV and Tyler Jashembowski redrew the fifth and sixth positions.

In lieu of the traditional four-wide salute, the CRSA paid tribute to the late Dolly Eccleston by way of a single file salute. She recently passed away and was a big part of the Woodhull Raceway family.

Mills and VanInwegen led the field to the green with Trombley quickly taking over the top spot. Trombley had the field covered as once he took the lead, he pulled away. Mills looked strong early, as did Hackel and Jashembowski.

Hackel, who destroyed a car at the Land of Legends Raceway on Memorial Day Weekend, returned with a new car and a mission to get to the front. He would have entertaining battles with Mills and Jashembowski throughout the early parts of the event.

In the end Trombley would pick up the win over Hackel, Jashembowski, Mills and Sydney Prince. Heat races were won by Trombley and Mills. The Magsarus Ignitions Electrifying Move of the Race Award ($25) was won by Hackel while 12th place starter and sixth place finisher Dana Wagner was the Hard Charger.

Trombley came into the evening second place in points, he now takes over the points lead with the win.

The series heads to the Land of Legends Raceway on June 22nd and 23rd for the inaugural CRSA/Land of Legends Challenge. The June 23rd event will pay $1,000 to win. For more information on the Land of Legends Raceway please log onto their website at www.landoflegendsraceway.com. ┬

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprintcars.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2018 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hennessy Wine & Liquor, KennedyÔ€™s Towing, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, JohnnyÔ€™s Service Center, Chuck Alessi Plumbing & Heating, NeigerÔ€™s Service Center, Just Signs & Designs, Ruggles World of Autobody & Graphics, ProFab, Magsarus Ignitions.

A-Main Finish (25 laps) Ô€“ Jeff Trombley, Bobby Hackel, IV, Tyler Jashembowski, Justin Mills, Sydney Prince, Dana Wagner, Emily VanInwegen, Thomas Radivoy, Jerry Sehn, Jesse Pruchnik, Eric Kurtz, Peter Dance.

 

Wilmot Raceway

Trevor's Chris Dodd held off a fast closing Matt Vandervere of Zion, Illinois to take his second 20-lap AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprint feature of the season at Wilmot Raceway on Saturday, June 6 despite a pesky mist which fell much of the later part of the race program.
"It was fun running to Matt, two of us who used to battle in the 410s going at it in the wingless," said Dodd, adding, "It was especially special since my dad (Roy Dodd) was here this time since last time he was out of town. Hopefully my luck continues when I go to Vegas this week."
Tim Cox of Park City, Illinois took third. Nick Petska of Spring Grove, Illinois fourth. Jimmy Sivia of Winthrop Harbor, Illinois completed the top five.
A late race caution with two laps to go erased an outside move by Vandervere attempting to take the lead. On the subsequent restart, Jordan Mattson got upside down in turn two bringing out a red flag. Dodd was up to the challenge and the win.
Racine's Charlie Pinkalla started the night by posting a track qualifying record, following it up by overtaking Big Bend's Mark Baker with three laps to go. The pair moved up to the top two with eight laps left when the previous first three tangled coming out of turn two resulting in all of them being sent to the rear for the restart.
"Mark raced me clean and it was a lot of fun running with him," said Pinkalla. "This is a special win to dedicate to Dennis Carlton, and it was an honor to carry the black flag for him during the National Anthem ceremony."
Dennis Carlton, three-time Wilmot champion and a Lake Geneva Raceway champion, owner of Don't Garage which has been a longtime sponsor of the Raceway, passed away June 2 and was recognized during the pre-race ceremony.
Baker ended up second. Brandon Mertes of Antioch, Illinois recovered from an early race spin coming from the back of the field to take third. Cody Potter of Genoa City who was involved in the 8-lap incident recovered to finish fourth. Cody Erickson of Algonquin, Illinois was fifth.
Janesville's Devon Dixon made his first visit to Wilmot this season memorable winning the 15-lap Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Car feature which went non-stop. Burlington's Brad Becker finished a close second by less than a car length. Wheatland's Taylor Dawson was third as the trio crossed at the checkered three-wide coming up on a lapped car with a flat tire. Milwaukee's Tony Barron was fourth. Janesville's James Bell took fifth.
"It was a great win because I had a lot of my family who made the trip over and got to see it," said Dixon. "This is a fun division to run with a great group of drivers."
Genoa City's Mike Simons II, defending Wilmot modified champion, captured his second main event of the season in a time-limit shortened feature due to numerous caution periods which slowed the race's pace. Eagle's Steve Mueller was second. A fast finishing Al Atkinson of Muskego used the high groove to take third, running out of time and laps preventing from challenging to move up further. Cedarville's Joe Huenfeld was fourth. New Berlin's Dustin Jackson fifth.
"I don't know what happened to my brother (Nick Simons), but it would have really been fun if we had a battle between family members," said M. Simons, referring to Nick's having started in the front row but pulling out while contending for the early lead. "I have to thank all of my sponsors and crew who set the car up."
Next up for Wilmot Raceway on is the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association Outlaw Sprint Car Series coming to their original home track on Saturday, June 16. The Wisconsin-Illinois Mini-Sprints presented by the IRA along with the modifieds are on the Father's Day weekend program.
Grandstands open at 5:00 p.m. with racing scheduled for 6:45 p.m. Grandstand admission is $20.00 for everyone age 12 and over; $5.00 for ages 7-11 with 6 & under admitted free.
For updates phone the trackside race line 262-862-2090, check the official Wimot Raceway Facebook page or the track web site wilmotraceway.com.
SUMMARY - SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2018 - WILMOT RACEWAY, WILMOT, WISCONSIN
20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Chris Dodd, Trevor; 2. Matt Vandervere, Zion, IL; 3. Tim Cox, Park City, IL; 4. Nick Petska, Spring Grove, IL; 5. Jimmy Sivia, Winthrop Harbor, IL; 6. Allen Hafford, Beach Park, IL; 7. Derek Crane, Waukegan, IL; 8. Doug Schenck, Cottage Grove; 9. Jimmy Kouba, Byron, MN; 10. Chris Klemko, Bristol; 11. Scott Grissom, Winthrop Harbor; 12. Nathan Crane, Waukegan; 13. Natalie Klemko, Grayslake, IL; 14. Jordan Paulsen, Trevor; 15. Jordan Mattson, Milwaukee; 16. Jake Kouba, Minneapolis, MN; 17. Ryan Zielski, Ixonia; 18. Dennis Spitz, Lewisburg, KY; 19. Travis Mahoney, Olgesby, IL; 20. Zach Raidart, Kenosha; 21. Craig Campton, Pardeeville; 22. Greg Olsen, Woodstock, IL.
"B" MAIN: 1. Zielski; 2. C. Klemko; 3. Grissom; 4. N. Crane; 5. Paulsen; 6. Mahoney; 7. Shawn Swim, Winthrop Harbor; 8. William Huck, Mukwonago; 9. James Wehrman, Kenosha; 10. Bruce Wentworth, Randolph; 11. Randy Stanford, Kenosha; 12. Garrett Deieso, Wadsworth, IL; 13. Steve Clott, Milwaukee; 14. Scott Uttech, New Berlin; 15. James Walldan, Winthrop Harbor; 16. Vince Bartolotta, Muskego; 17. Dave Maynard, Twin Lakes; 18. Tom Eller, Zion; 19. Patrick Haynes, Manteno, IL; 20. Paul Shaffer, Milwaukee.
10-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Schenck; Sivia; Mattson; Vandervere.
FAST QUALIFIER: Hafford(:15.478 seconds).
STREET STOCKS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Charlie Pinkalla, Racine; 2. Mark Baker, Big Bend; 3. Brandon Mertes, Antioch, IL; 4. Cody Potter, Genoa City; 5. Cody Erickson, Algonquin, IL; 6. Dustin Richards, Kenosha; 7. Craig Kreuser, Kenosha; 8. James Jaime, Bristol; 9. David Paskiewicz, Downers Grove, IL; 10. Chad Hagler, McHenry, IL; 11. Nick Smalley, Burlington; 12. Courtney Atkinson, Muskego; 13. Carl Sturt, Wadsworth; 14. Briana Olsen, Burlington; 15. Joe Suhfras, Hales Corners.
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Atkinson; Mertes.
FAST QUALIFIER: Pinkalla(18.295 seconds, New Track Record, old-:18.419 seconds by Kreuser 5/19/18)
BANDIT 4-CYLINDER STOCK CARS: 15-LAP FEATURE: 1. Devon Dixon, Janesville; 2. Brad Becker, Burlington; 3. Taylor Dawson, Wheatland; 4. Tony Barron, Milwaukee; 5. James Bell, Janesville; 6. Scott Ellis, Pleasant Prairie; 7. Scott Quarnstrom, Lake Villa, IL; 8. Louie Toutant, Williams Bay; 9. Bob Anderson, Antioch; 10. Marc Paulsen, Trevor; 11. Jeff Bierman, Janesville; 12. Bock Brombock, Kenosha; 13. John Cole, Palatine; 14. Kyle Sudduth, Waterford; 15. Ryan Braun, Brookfield.
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Becker; Dixon.
MODIFIEDS: FEATURE: 1. Mike Simons II, Genoa City; 2. Steve Mueller, Eagle; 3. Al Atkinson, Muskego; 4. Joe Huenfeld, Cedarville; 5. Dustin Jackson, New Berlin; 6. Dustin Kroening, Hebron, IL; 7. Jason Wirth, Elkhorn; 8. Austin Blume, Mt. Morris, IL; 9. Terry Hilgendorf, McHenry, IL; 10. David Wirth, Milwaukee; 11. Scott Barnharst, Franklin; 12. Lee Tibbitts, Hebron; 13. Jeremy Johnson, Kenosha; 14. Morgan Sheppard, Genoa City; 15. Tony Izzo, Capron, IL; 16. Brad McGuire, New Berlin; 17. John Dost, Bristol; 18. Blaze March, Muskego; 19. Mike Knurr, Mukwonago; 20. Nick Simons, Genoa City; 21. John Hill, Waterford; 22. Mike Conn, Big Bend.
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Al Atkinson; Mike Knurr, Mukwonago; M. Simons.
FAST QUALIFIER: Mueller(:16.703 seconds)
SUBMITTED BY MICHAEL H. BABICZ

 

Karnitz, Schmidt, Yancey, Engebregtsen, Collins earn PDTR A-main triumphs

(Plymouth, Wis.) June 9, 2018 – Overcast skies with a light mist at times kept the racing surface very fast for the 104 cars that gathered in the pits for a highly competitive night of Plymouth Dirt Track Racing action at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis., sponsored by WES Innovations LLC of Wisconsin on Saturday, June 9.

The fast and wide racing surface made for plenty of spirited side-by-side racing action, as well as some hard crashes.

In A-main action, Kevin Karnitz of West Bend took top honors in the Richard’s of Dunbar 360 Sprint Car main event, Justin Schmidt of Cleveland captured the Grasroots Project Late Model headliner, Matt Yancey from Sheboygan earned the triumph in the Klips & Tips Grand National feature event, Vince Engebregtsen of Algoma earned the victory in the Cellcom B Mod A main and Dave Collins of Lake Mills was the victor in the Kristine Hartmann Pleasant View Realty Micro Sprint feature race.

In the 30-lap Sprint Car A main, Chris Clayton of Waldo and Al Schlafer of Sussex were on the front row. As they charged into turn one, Clayton would be the leader. Past PDTR 360 Sprint Car champions Danny Schlafer of Sussex, Brandon McMullen of Plymouth and Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee were close behind the leader rounded out the top five competitors in the early going.

With Clayton setting a fast pace in front, the action behind him was intense. Davis and McMullen ran wing to wing before McMullen slipped ahead on the low side.

Soon Karnitz would make his presence known by pressuring McMullen for second. By lap 11, Karnitz had secured the second spot just ahead of McMullen.

Meanwhile, 2011 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champ Ben Schmidt of Howards Grove, who started ninth, showed off his driving skill running outside line into the top five. On lap 16, the leaders caught the back of the field with Clayton holding off Karnitz, but a nifty move in turn one would send Karnitz to the lead with McMullen and Danny Schlafer in tow.

The action was slowed when Clayton’s car and another made contact in turn two resulting in front-end damage to his car, which ended his night.

With the restart tightening the field, a multi-car crash took place entering turn three, after it appeared a car slowed with a mechanical issue and cars went in all directions. The car of Al Schalfer flipped end over end before stopping on its side. After a few minutes, the veteran would immerge from the car and appeared uninjured, although shaken up.

The final laps saw plenty of action behind Karnitz, as Schmidt, McMullen and Danny Schlafer would swap positions.

Karnitz held on to post his second career PDTR 360 Sprint Car A-main victory and his third overall in Midwest Sprint Car Association competition. The victory was also the second in a row for Karnitz, who captured the most recent MSA A main at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie on Sunday, June 3. In victory lane, Karnitz gave credit to his pit crew for giving him the winning car.

Schmidt placed second, followed by McMullen in third, Danny Schlafer fourth and Davis, who rounded out the top five.

Justin Schmidt, who was a close second in the point’s standings entering the evening, would line up on the pole of the 25-lap Late Model A main, flanked by Turk Letizia of Milwaukee with four-time and defending PDTR Late Model champion Brad Mueller of Random Lake and Paul Parker of De Pere comprising second row.

Schmidt would grab the early lead and soon led Mueller by five car lengths, while Letizia and Parker engaged in a tight race close behind.

By lap 10, Mueller tracked down Schmidt to challenge for the lead. On lap 11, coming off turn four Mueller’s car jumped the cushion. The seasoned veteran would be able to keep his mount off the wall, but the bobble allowed Schmidt to build up a solid advantage.

By lap 12, Schmidt’s lead was seven lengths with Letizia and Parker following in nose-to-tail formation. On lap 14, the yellow flag waved for the stopped car of Zach Kessler.

On the restart, 2016 PDTR Late Model champ Tim Buhler of Glenbuelah lined up fifth and at the drop of the green, split the cars of Parker and Letizia to gain third.

The race would be stopped a lap later for an incident between Parker and Jim Schmidt of Cleveland, resulting in three cars sliding to a stop near the wall.

The next laps would see Buhler running low and Mueller high as they fought for the second spot. After a restart on lap 20, 2008 PDTR Late Model champion Bill Rezutek of Big Bend and Taylor Scheffler of Waukesha dueled for position side by side not far behind the leaders.

In the closing laps, Buhler and Mueller would continue running side by side and 2014 PDTR Late Model champ Mitch McGrath pf Waukesha, who started the race 18th, charged up to sixth.

Schmidt said he was glad he had a lead that allowed him to run his preferred line while the others had to race all over the track. For the Cleveland driver, it was his second A-main win three events this season at Plymouth and his seventh career PDTR Late Model A-main triumph.

Mueller had to settle for second, Buhler was third, Scheffler placed fourth and Rezutek rounded out the top five.

Justin Bauer of Sheboygan Falls took the initial lead in the 25-lap B-Mod main event. Gary Glander of Sheboygan Falls passed Bauer on the second circuit with defending PDTR B Mod champ Justin Green of Sheboygan Falls and Vince Engebregtsen right behind.

Engebregtsen would made a high side pass for the lead on lap 6 and would stay in front for the remainder of the race. Engebregtsen started lapping traffic by lap 10, while Glander would stay in second with Green, Rick Kretschmann of Sheboygan Falls and Glen Blanke of Sheboygan Falls rounding out the top five in the early going.

After several cautions, things settled down with Cody Eickberg of Plymouth and Travis Schmidt of Plymouth moving into the top five.

Engebregtsen and his family traveled from Algoma to The Plymouth Dirt Track for the first time and he was very happy in victory lane after notching his first career PDTR B Mod A-main victory.

Green wound up second, Glander was third, Kretschmann placed fourth and Eickberg rounded out the top five.

The 25-lap Grand National A-main event saw Sheboygan drivers Ryan Minster and Matt Yancey comprise the front row. Yancey, the 2008 PDTR Grand National champion, took the lead on the backstretch of the first lap. Luke Scholten of Oostburg, who was driving the Bender Racing car for Matt Loehr, made an outside pass for second place on lap 3.

A caution waved on lap 6 to keep the field tight. Yancey would maintain his lead, but could never put much distance on the hungry drivers close behind. Scholten made numerous attempts to get past the leader, but was unsuccessful.

Minster, Kurt Davis, Steven Weber of Plymouth and Tyler Kulow of Plymouth ran very close inside the top five to create suspense until the checkered flag flew. After a lap-23 caution, it was a two-lap dash to the finish with Yancey holding on to claim his fifth-career PDTR Grand National A-main victory.

Scholten finished second, Kulow was third, Minister took fourth and Weber wound up fifth.

The 15-lap Micro Sprint main event went to Dave Collins in a race that saw several leaders have problems.

Defending PDTR Micro Sprint champion Preston Ruh of Elkhart Lake had the lead until he spun out, turning the lead over to 14-year-old Jack Vanderboom of Dousman.

All appeared well for Vanderboom until his car stopped and the lead was turned over to Collins, who started the race fifth. Emily Portschy of Plymouth chased Collins to the finish before ending up second. Ruh came back to get third ahead of Jake Dohner of Janesville and Vanderboom.

Anthony Knierim of Franksville won the Sprint Car B-Main; The two B-Mod B-mains went to Tim Shepard of Beaver Dam and Mark Hoeppner of Rubicon. In the third Sprint Car heat race, Adam Miller from Plymouth escaped injury when contact with another car sent his machine on a wild series of flips.

The race program saw 36 B-Mods, 28 Sprint Cars, 18 Late Models, 17 Grand Nationals and 5 Micro Sprints take to the third-mile Plymouth Dirt Track facility.

PDTR would like to thank Hagar Nelson for once again sponsoring his cash giveaway, providing an opportunity for drivers to take home extra cash.

This Friday, June 15, PDTR will hold a special Friday night event paying tribute to former Late Model champion Russ Scheffler, who passed away last September. The event will feature a special 30-lap Late Model A-main paying $2,274 to the winner and $300 to start. Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. with racing set to begin at 7 p.m.

The PDTR 360 Sprint Cars, B-Mods and Grand Nationals will also be in action for the Friday night program, which is sponsored by A1 Appliance.

There will be no racing at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, June 16.

The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth is located at 229 Fairview Drive in Plymouth. For more information, visit www.plymouthdtr.com or check out Plymouth Dirt Track Racing on Facebook.

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Thompson’s Auto Fan Appreciation Night victories at Placerville Speedway go to Andy Forsberg, Jason Palmer, Danny Wagner and John Littlejohn

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – June 9, 2018…Whenever you put Auburn’s Andy Forsberg on the front row the result is often going to be as it was on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway. The five-time track champion made a bold move to grab the lead on the start of the feature and proceeded to out-duel young Tony Gualda to claim his first Thompson’s Auto Winged 360 victory of the season in front of a packed house during Fan Appreciation Night.

Joining Forsberg in victory lane were Jason Palmer with the Pure Stocks, Danny Wagner with the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association and John Littlejohn with the Mini Trucks.

Mather’s Kalib Henry and Forsberg led the field down to green in the 25-lap Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Car feature. The race took a couple of attempts to get going, but both times saw Forsberg make a power move to the outside of the speedway, grabbing the lead in typical “Mr. Excitement” fashion. Watsonville’s Justin Sanders moved to second but would slow to a stop in turn two on lap three. During the restart a red flag was seen as Andy Gregg got upside down. He was okay and after going to the work area returned to the race.

On the restart Hollister’s Tony Gualda flexed his muscle to rocket into third while running the extreme high-line around the Placerville Speedway. He then charged into the runner up spot, but a big pileup in turn two brought out the caution and forced him back to third. After going back green Gualda stayed true to the high-side and carved his way back into second off the fourth corner. Things continued to slow down though, with a couple more cautions and another red flag period on lap seven.

Once some green flag laps were clicked off Gualda stalked Forsberg for the lead of the race and when lapped traffic came into play he made his move. Gualda sliced to the inside of Forsberg and took the lead off turn four as they completed lap 14. Forsberg returned the favor next time by, but a caution flag at the same time saved the lead for the C&M Motorsports No. 7C machine. On the ensuing double-file restart Forsberg used his veteran prowess to rocket around the outside of the speedway and put the Friends & Family Racing No. X1 back out front. After that it was all Forsberg as he checked out to capture his 55th career Placerville Speedway win.

Gualda crossed the stripe in second, with Roseville’s Sean Becker, Kalib Henry and Placerville’s Jimmy Trulli rounding out the top-five. Justin Sanders and Andy Gregg rebounded from the early issues to snag sixth and seventh respectively, while Cameron Park’s Shane Hopkins, Napa’s Kirt Organ and Foresthill’s Jodie Robinson rounded out the top-10. Heat race wins went to Sean Becker, Justin Sanders and Jimmy Trulli. The ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust Fast Time Award to start the evening was set by Tony Gualda at 10.921. A total of 21 Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars were on hand during the night.

One week after having tough luck take away a possible chance at the win Sacramento racer Jason Palmer returned to victory lane on Saturday with the Pure Stocks The defending track champion charged to the lead at the waving of the Ron Stahl green flag. Dan Jinkerson moved into second early on and began to apply pressure to the rear bumper of Palmer’s No. 22K mount. The Pure Stocks put on a non-stop main event Saturday night and should be commended for a great display of exciting and clean racing. Jinkerson hounded Palmer for the duration of the 20-lapper but couldn’t quite find a way by.

As the leaders encountered heavy lapped traffic coming to the two to go signal Palmer had to pick his spots wisely. Jinkerson gave it one final shot off the final corner, but Palmer beat him to the line by half a car length to scoop up his fifth victory in six races this season. Rick Grunert was able to hold off Scott Grunert to claim the third position. Both Grunert’s raced close together for much of the feature. Rounding out the top-five was Ronnie Richards. Sixteen Pure Stocks were in action during the evening. Heat race wins were claimed by Jesse Van Roekel and Scott Grunert.

The Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association main event took a little while to get going, but during green flag racing the action was hot and heavy. Mike Reeder took the initial lead while Danny Wagner climbed into second. Mike Grenert then got a great restart following a caution period to take second and eventually the lead on lap four. Grenert held command over a few more caution periods but would get over the cushion on lap 16 and allow Wagner the opportunity he needed to move into the top-spot. Wagner went on to take the checkered flag by half a second back to second place Ryan Winter. Reeder, Grenert and Kevin Bender completed the top-five.

A total of 24 Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association competitors signed into the pit area. Heats were won by Danny Wagner, Mike Grenert and Jack Haverty.

Also in action during the night were the Mini Trucks, who despite having just four competitors in the A-main put on a good show for the fans. Travis Emery got the lead at the start, but John Littlejohn took command on lap two. The duo spent the remainder of the 15-lap contest racing closely together, but at the stripe it was Littlejohn bringing home the win by just 0.081 seconds over Emery. Aaron Rupley and Chris Schaaf finished third and fourth. Five Mini Trucks were in competition on Saturday with the heat race win picked off by John Littlejohn.

Full results from last night can be viewed at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1540637

The Placerville Speedway will take this coming Saturday off from competition for the annual El Dorado County Fair. Racing resumes on Saturday June 23 with the Carnett Clash. Divisions set to compete will include the Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Mini Trucks. Don’t forget to check out all our upcoming events online at www.placervillespeedway.com

 

Shone Evans Claims Second Straight Action Sprint Tour Win at South Buxton
MERLIN, Ont. – (June 9, 2018) – Shone Evans took advantage of his front row starting position to take the lead from polesitter Holly Porter on a lap 11 restart and was mistake-free around the tight but racey South Buxton Raceway over the final nine laps to score victory in the Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com’s inaugural visit to the Merlin, Ont. 1/3-mile oval.

The victory was also Evans’ second straight win with the Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com following his victory at Merrittville Speedway back on May 21.

Evans and Porter started on the front row for the 20-lap Feature event. The two drivers claimed the front row starting spots via the redraw after each finished in the top two of their respective heat races. Both drivers elected to keep their front row starting spot and declined to take the Durnin Motors Front Row challenge and drop to the 12th starting spot for a chance at a $500 bonus if they could score the win.

At the drop of the green flag, Porter jumped out to an early advantage in her No.1, but was reeled in by a lap one caution when fourth-starting Aaron Turkey was involved in an opening lap incident that caused a flat right-rear tire and a broken nose wing. The team went to the work area and successfully replaced the tire, but returned to the track with damage still to the nose wing.

When the race returned to green, Porter maintained the lead up front while several drivers made their moves from the middle of the back to the front, including Ryan Hunsinger who charged forward from 12th to finish fourth and Al Gilletta Jr., who earned the night’s Hard Charger award in his No.22, by driving from the dead last 22nd starting position to claim a 12-place finish.

Porter paced the field to the halfway point, but saw her lead evaporate as the caution flag waved after the completion of lap 10 when Turkey hit an infield implement tire that resulted in significant damage to the car’s front end and ended his night early.

The ensuing restart gave Evans all the track position he needed to take a shot at the lead and he made the most of it. Evans grabbed the lead from Porter on lap 11 and then held off Porter over the final nine laps to secure the victory. Porter earned the runner-up spot while St. Thomas, Ont. driver Jesse Costa recorded his third-straight podium finish on the tour with a third-place finish. Hunsinger and 10th starting Jerry Hill rounded out the top-five.

Evans, Costa and Jacob Dykstra were heat race winners earlier in the night.

Action Sprint Tour officials would like to thank the management at South Buxton Raceway for their commitment to race the program despite afternoon rains in the area and at the racetrack. The Action Sprint Tour looks forward to working with South Buxton Raceway again in 2019.

The Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com returns to action on Father’s Day Sunday, June 17 to make its debut appearance at Humberstone Speedway in Port Colborne, Ont. For more information on the Action Sprint Tour, including a full scheduled, points, purses and point fund, visit www.ActionSprintTour.com.

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Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com Race Report
June 9, 2018
South Buxton Raceway – Merlin, Ontario, Canada
Total Entries – 22

Entry List
No. Name – Hometown
08 Steven Beckett – Fonthill, Ont.
1 Holly Porter – Delhi, Ont.
1eh Paul Klager – Beamsville, Ont.
3 Lofton Schuts – Oakland, Ont.
3b Blaine Barrow – Welland, Ont.
4 Hannah Ferrell – Vanessa, Ont.
5d Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, Ont.
9c Brian Nanticoke – Ohsweken, Ont.
12 Brad Herron – Waterford, Ont.
18x Davey Boughton – Carlisle, Ont.
22jr Al Gilletta Jr. – St. Catharines, Ont.
24 Jeff Newham – Windsor, Ont.
29 Liam Martin – Binbrook, Ont.
43h Ryan Hunsinger – Stouffville, Ont.
49h Jerry Hill – Hagersville, Ont.
52 Jesse Costa – St. Thomas, Ont.
56 Dereck Lemyre – Hamilton, Ont.
68 Aaron Turkey – Ohsweken, Ont.
74 Rob Neely – Rockwood, Ont.
81 AJ Lewis – Stoney Creek, Ont.
87x Shone Evans – Scotland, Ont.
88h Josh Hansen – Beamsville, Ont.

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 87x Shone Evans (2); 2. 1 Holly Porter (1); 3. 52 Jesse Costa (3); 4. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (12); 5. 49h Jerry Hill (10); 6. 08 Steven Beckett (8); 7. 1eh Paul Klager (9); 8. 29 Liam Martin (13); 9. 81 AJ Lewis (7); 10. 5d Jacob Dykstra (6); 11. 3 Lofton Schuts (17); 12. 22jr Al Gilletta Jr. (22); 13. 12 Brad Herron (14); 14. 56 Dereck Lemyre (11); 15. 4 Hannah Ferrell (5); 16. 3b Blaine Barrow (18); 17. 74 Rob Neely (15); 18. 9c Brian Nanticoke (19); 19. 24 Jeff Newham (20); 20. 18x Davey Boughton (21); 21. DNF 68 Aaron Turkey (4); 22. DNF 88h Josh Hansen (16)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Holly Porter 1-10; Shone Evans 11-20
Hard Charger – Al Gilletta Jr. +10 (22nd to 12th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 2 Redraw – All Cars Qualify – No Time)
Finish. # Name, (Starting Position)
1. 87x Shone Evans (3); 2. 68 Aaron Turkey (1); 3. 81 AJ Lewis (2); 4. 49h Jerry Hill (8); 5. 29 Liam Martin (7); 6. 88h Josh Hansen (6); 7. 9c Brian Nanticoke (5); 8. 22jr Al Gilletta Jr. (4)

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 2 Redraw – All Cars Qualify – No Time)
Finish. # Name, (Starting Position)
1. 5d Jacob Dykstra (1); 2. 1 Holly Porter (2); 3. 08 Steven Beckett (3); 4. 56 Dereck Lemyre (6); 5. 12 Brad Herron (7); 6. 3 Lofton Schuts (5); 7. 24 Jeff Newham (4)

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 2 Redraw – All Cars Qualify – No Time)
Finish. # Name, (Starting Position)
1. 52 Jesse Costa (2); 2. 4 Hannah Ferrell (1); 3. 1eh Paul Klager (4); 4. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (3); 5. 74 Rob Neely (6); 6. 3b Blaine Barrow (7); 7. 18x Davey Boughton (5)

2018 Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com Schedule
Fri. May 18 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont. – Winner: Aaron Turkey
Mon. May 21 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner: Shone Evans
Sat. June 9 – South Buxton Raceway – Merlin, Ont. – Winner: Shone Evans
Sun. June 17 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont.
Sat. July 28 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont.
Fri. Aug. 3 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont.
Sun. Aug. 12 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont.
Sat. Aug. 18 – Brighton Speedway – Brighton, Ont.
Sun. Sept. 2 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont.
Fri. Sept. 7 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont.
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Oswego Speedway
 

Shullick Takes Second Win of the Season in A&P Auto Parts Spring Championship

OSWEGO, NY (June 10, 2018) - Defending speedway champion Dave Shullick Jr. drove to his thirteenth overall Oswego Speedway victory and second of the season in last night’s A&P Auto Parts ‘Spring Championship.’

Dan Connors Jr. and the A&P Auto Parts sponsored car of Jeff Abold lead the field to green with Abold jumping to the top spot right away using the high road off the exit of turn two.

Fourth starting Joe Gosek quickly followed suit moving the No. 00 into second with the other A&P car of the Dave Gruel No. 50 also on the move just behind Gosek, soon inching out into the third spot.

Rookie Tyler Thompson brought out the first yellow flag of the 50-lap main event with a simple spin in turn four and on the ensuing restart is when things got a little bit exciting.

Keith Shampine, the division’s points leader one race in, brushed wheels with Aric Iosue trying to make his way into the top five, catching air time in the Chris Osetek No. 55. Somehow Shampine kept the car off the fence, but was slowed when the incident caused mechanical issues on his race car.

Back out front, Shullick and teammate Otto Sitterly, who started ninth and seventh, had just cleared the Connors No. 01 for fourth and fifth by lap five with Michael Barnes driving the Syrell Racing No. 68 from tenth to sixth in just four laps as Iosue and third starting Lou LeVea Jr. fell to seventh and eighth.

Just as Abold came across the line to complete lap ten, Dave Danzer, who was debuting a beautiful new graphics scheme on his No. 52, unfortunately found the foam in turn three after spinning sideways heading into the corner. Shampine was also involved, spinning to avoid in the No. 55. Keith was able to continue, but Danzer was done for the night.

On the restart, Gruel was on the move immediately going to the outside of Gosek to take away the runner up spot before challenging his cousin Abold for the lead going into turn one. Abold was too strong as Gruel got a little out of shape trying to battle back on the high side.

Behind the top two, Shullick and Sitterly were continuing their march through the field, getting by Gosek as well to take over third and fourth.

Barnes was right behind the Nicotra Racing teammates, but ran into mechanical problems with the No. 68 and pulled pitside on lap 11.

Shortly after the restart, Abold began to pull away from Gruel, Shullick and Sitterly as it appeared as though the A&P Auto Parts car may very well win on A&P Auto Parts Night at Oswego Speedway.

Shaun Gosselin was also back in action with the independent front suspension in his renumbered No. 77, but struggled all evening long, spinning down the backstretch on lap 20 while running ninth and dropping out of the race after bringing out the yellow flag. The leaders were just catching lapped traffic as Gosselin’s rear end came around.

On the restart, Abold pulled away from Gruel again with the 50, 2, and 7 all locked in a very entertaining battle for spots two through four.

Four laps later, heartbreak struck the No. 05 team as Abold seemed to lose power off the exit of turn two, with Gruel inheriting the lead on lap 24 and the Abold Racing machine just barely making it down the short track and into the pits.

Just as the leaders had caught the back of the pack again, Bill Sharkey lost the handle on the No. 71 coming out of turn two to bring out the yellow flag and it was that caution that allowed Shullick to set up his pass for the lead.

Gruel drifted just a little bit high on the restart allowing Shullick to stick a nose in and complete the pass going into turn one to take the top spot with eighteen laps to go.

Sitterly was not immediately able to take over second, but did find his way under Gruel for the runner up position two laps later only to find himself about fifteen car lengths behind race leader Shullick.

Sharkey spun again after getting into the marbles on lap 34, drawing the field tight together on yet another occasion with Shullick, Sitterly, Gruel, Gosek and Iosue all riding in the top five.

Another restart had allowed Shampine to continue his recovery from the early race incident to make his way into the fifth spot as Gruel was forced to fend off Gosek for the final podium position with the Nicotra Racing teammates off to the races ahead of him.

Sitterly had closed ground a little bit on Shullick, but not by much as the front two were each running laps at 16.8 seconds with about ten laps to go.

Traffic was again a factor on lap 42 and things got a little interesting as Shullick struggled to get by a few lapped cars allowing Sitterly to nearly draw to the back bumper of the No. 2 coming off the west end of the speedway.

With only six circuits remaining, Sitterly was at one point within two car lengths of Shullick heading into turn one, but as soon as the blue deuce was able to clear the final lapped car, it was smooth sailing for the ‘Shoe 2.’

The white flag was finally in the air on lap 49 and the race seemingly over, but just as Shullick was working his way off of turn number four the yellow lights came on the speedway as Iosue spun going into turn one and collected a whole bunch of cars including Tyler Thompson and fellow rookies Nathan Schultzkie and Brent Murray who were all impressing in this particular main event.

Although Don Forbes had the checkered flag in hand, the yellow was out before Shullick and Sitterly crossed the line, calling for a green and then checkered finish with just one more restart coming up.

The track ended up being completely blocked in turn one, forcing officials to throw the immediate yellow flag as several of the cars inside the top five all had to take evasive action before the red flag was eventually put out to stop all of the cars on the frontstretch.

Thompson and Schultzkie were able to continue, but unfortunately Iosue had to go off on the hook along with Murray who ran very, very well in just his first ever Supermodified main event.

One lap to go and one more restart gave Sitterly one more shot, but it was Shullick’s night as he went on to win the A&P Auto Parts ‘Spring Championship’ ahead of his teammate with Sitterly, Gruel, Gosek, and Connors completing the top five.

“The car was good tonight,” Shullick said. “Everyone was out front and running fast. The 50 was fast, the 05 was fast and I hate to see that happen for the Abold guys. They work hard. I hope we put on a good race for the fans. Having Otto behind me made me drive as hard as I possibly could.”

With a new crew chief on the car this year in longtime Supermodified mechanic Jim Paternoster, the combination appears to be “so far, so good” for Shullick and Nicotra Racing with two wins in three races.

“I gave it everything I had tonight,” Shullick added. “I really have to thank John Nicotra and Futuri Media for coming onboard to help us this year. I’d also like to thank Jimmy Paternoster for everything he’s done. He’s worked really hard over the winter.”

Sitterly was back on the podium, scoring his third top five in three races and showing he is continuing to knock on the door for his first feature win since September of 2015. The seven time speedway champion will also take the points leader after June 9 action.

“That’s two team cars up front so it’s all good,” commented Sitterly, who was piloting the former Moriarty No. 51 this past weekend. “This is a new car for us and we are learning with it. Tonight we missed it just a little bit. I was a little too tight. I think if the roles were reversed and we were out front first things would have been a little different. Congrats to DJ, those guys were running great and we will keep plugging away.”

Last year’s Mr. Supermodified, Gruel was able to hold off Gosek for the final spot on the podium, but was a bit disappointed that neither of the two A&P Auto Parts cars were able to visit victory lane after both lead several laps in the main event.

“On A&P Night it would have been nice to bring home a victory for one of my big sponsors, so I’m a little disappointed,” Gruel stated. “We started sixth, got up to the front, lead some laps. It was bad luck for my cousin Jeff too, it would have been nice for either of us to win tonight honestly, but we were really close. I could charge right to the front but didn’t have quite enough to stay there so we will make some changes in the shop and come back next week.”

The top five finish for Gosek was the 232nd of his career at Oswego, while Sitterly’s third place run allowed him to bypass Nolan Swift for seventh on that list with 130 total for his career.

Connors was able to get back up front after struggling early on, with rookie Thompson continuing to impress in the Jason Simmons owned No. 98T, driving to a sixth place finish just ahead of Shampine while Iosue, Lou Le Vea Jr, and Lou LeVea Sr. completed the top ten.

Hal LaTulip was eleventh while Schultzkie also had a fine run finishing twelfth in the Uni Fi No. 26 machine. Murray was credited with a thirteenth place finish in his first race of any kind at the speedway.

Gosselin, Sharkey, Abold, Barnes, and Danzer completed the field all with DNF’s.

Connors, still in search of his first feature win, edged out Thompson for Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer while Thompson was the D&S Landscaping Hard Charger for his drive from fourteenth to sixth.

Iosue, Gruel, and Sitterly won their respective heat races earlier in the evening.

Oswego Speedway gets right back to it this coming Saturday, June 16 when Burke’s Do It Best Homecenter and Bosco’s presents Novelis Supermodified Twin 35’s plus Autograph Night and a Pathfinder Bank SBS 30-lap main event. General admission is only $20 with kids 16 and under still FREE. Autographs will take place at 5:15pm with heats going green at 6:45pm.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

Oswego Speedway

Oswego, NY

Saturday, June 9, 2018

A&P Auto Parts ‘Spring Championship’

Feature (50-laps): 1. 2 Dave Shullick Jr, 2. 7 Otto Sitterly, 3. 50 Dave Gruel, 4. 00 Joe Gosek, 5. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 6. 98T Tyler Thompson «, 7. 55 Keith Shampine, 8. 11 Aric Iosue, 9. 83 Lou LeVea Jr, 10. 66 Lou LeVea Sr, 11. 56 Hal LaTulip, 12. 26 Nathan Schultzkie «, 13. 0 Brent Murray «, 14. 77 Shaun Gosselin, 15. 71 Bill Sharkey, 16. 05 Jeff Abold, 17. 68 Michael Barnes, 18. 52 Dave Danzer

Heat 1 (12-laps): 1. 11 Aric Iosue, 2. 55 Keith Shampine, 3. 83 Lou LeVea Jr, 4. 05 Jeff Abold, 5. 71 Bill Sharkey, 6. 56 Hal LaTulip

Heat 2 (12-laps): 1. 50 Dave Gruel, 2. 68 Michael Barnes, 3. 2 Dave Shullick Jr, 4. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 5. 98T Tyler Thompson«, 6. 0 Brent Murray«

Heat 3 (12-laps): 1. 7 Otto Sitterly, 2. 00 Joe Gosek, 3. 52 Dave Danzer, 4. 26 Shaun Gosselin, 5. 66 Lou LeVea Sr, 6. 26 Nathan Schultzkie«

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #98T Tyler Thompson«

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #01 Dan Connors Jr.

 

 

'Money Man' Tim Shaffer Takes Ohio Sprint Car Series Win at PPMS

Inside Line Promotions - IMPERIAL, Pa. (June 10, 2018) - The "Money Man" Tim Shaffer of nearby Aliquippa, Pa., led all 25 laps to claim the inaugural visit of the Ohio Sprint Car Series to Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Saturday evening.

For Shaffer, a four-time champion of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, the 2010 winner of the Knoxville Nationals and the recent winner of the inaugural Sprint Car World Championship, the victory came aboard the Demyan-Rudzik Racing No. 49X and was worth $2,500.

"We went there to try some different things on the car that we've been talking about and Cody (Jacobs, the crew chief) and the guys had the car perfect," Shaffer said. "I like what this guy is working to do with this series. It's a working man's series and I wish more teams would support it. They had a great payout and bonuses. The weekend racer needs to get on board with the series and help it grow."

Shaffer started from the pole for the 25-lap A Main and quickly built a sizeable lead on the big half-mile track. Behind him the action heated up with Jack Sodeman Jr., of Lordstown, Ohio; Sye Lynch of Apollo, Pa.; and Andrew Palker of West Salem, Ohio, battling. When the checkers flew Shaffer won by more than two seconds over Palker with Sodeman Jr. rounding out the podium. Lynch and fellow Apollo, Pa., resident AJ Flick finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

Sodeman Jr. started off the night by setting quick time during qualifying, which netted a $100 bonus, before he and Darren Gallagher each won a heat race.

Other bonuses went to Brent Matus, who won the Hard Charger Award, and Dan Kuriger, who claimed the farthest tow bonus.

OSCS owner Steven Pocock was pleased with the input he received from the race teams for the event.

"I think the weather kept a number of teams from coming, but overall we received a lot of positive feedback tonight," he said. "The drivers indicated to me they love seeing the different things we are trying to do for sprint car racing.

"We have started working on a point fund for the 2019 season and we will be contacting teams over the next few weeks to start getting interest for next season and discussing the tentative purse, bonuses and point fund. We've already established there will be a maximum of 20 points races in 2019 and there will be tow money for each event. We will keep pushing to make this series better and better each year."

The Ohio Sprint Car Series will return to action on July 21 at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio.

OHIO SPRINT CAR SERIES RESULTS AT PITTSBURGH'S PENNSYLVANIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY (June 9, 2018) -

Qualifying : 1. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr., 17.286; 2. O8-Dan Kuriger, 17.406; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker, 17.495; 4. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 17.693; 5. 42-Sye Lynch, 17.771; 6. 13-Brandon Matus, 17.794; 7. 33-Brent Matus, 18.109; 8. 2-Austin Fike, 18.145; 9. 12-Darren Gallagher, 18.527; 10. 91-Sadie Siegal, 18.775; 11. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau, 18.849; 12. 8-Joe Sylvester, 19.708; 13. 23c-Gerald Harrhogan, 22.790.

Heat #1 (8 laps) : 1. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. (1); 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer (4); 3. 57X-Andrew Palker (3); 4. 42-Sye Lynch (5); 5. 13-Brandon Matus (6); 6. O8-Dan Kuriger (2).

Heat #2 (8 laps): 1. 12-Darren Gallagher (3); 2. 2-AJ Flick (2); 3. 27k-Jeremy Kornbau (5); 4. 33-Brent Matus (1); 5. 8-Joe Sylvester (6); 6. 91-Sadie Siegal (4); 7. 23C-Gerald Harrhogan (7).

A Main (25 laps): 1. 49x-Tim Shaffer (1); 2. 57X-Andrew Palker (4); 3. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. (2); 4. 42-Sye Lynch (3); 5. 2-AJ Flick (7); 6. 33-Brent Matus (9); 7. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau (8); 8. 8-Joe Sylvester (10); 9. 91-Sadie Siegal (11); 10. 12-Darren Gallagher (6); 11. 13-Brandon Matus (5); 12. 23C-Gerald Harrhogan (12).

BONUSES:

$100 Quick Time: Jack Sodeman Jr.

$50 Hard Charger: Brent Matus

$100 Farthest Travel: Dan Kuriger

2018 OHIO SPRINT CAR SERIES FEATURE WINNERS -

Tim Shaffer - 1 (Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pa., on June 9) and Brandon Wimmer - 1 (Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on April 21)

UP NEXT -

July 21 at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://www.oscsracing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/OhioSprintCar

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

OHIO SPRINT CAR SERIES -

The Ohio Sprint Car Series began in 2016, visiting dirt ovals and showcasing 410ci winged sprint cars throughout Ohio. Those interested in developing a marketing partnership with the Ohio Sprint Car Series should contact Steven Pocock at 419-765-0088 or via email at webxdesign14@gmail.com.

 

 

Harris Repeats At Creek With Davis, Applegate, and McSperitt Cousins Garnering Wins

Bryan Hulbert - SAPULPA, Okla. (June 9, 2018) The Fast Five Weekly Series at Creek County Speedway rolled through the season's ninth round of action with Noah Harris getting the win with the Champ Sprints, along with Chad Davis in the Modifieds, Logan Applegate in Dwarf competition, and the McSperitt cousins continuing their dominance in Factory Stock and Mini Stocks.

Picking up his first win of the season one week ago, it didn't take long for Noah Harris to return to Victory Lane in Champ Sprint competition. Charging from seventh for his second win in as many races, the No. 20h was trailed to the finish by 11th starting Alex DeCamp with Jaiden Hughes on the final podium step. From 15th, Chance Morton made it to fourth with Matt Sherrell rolling to fifth from 14th.
Six wins in nine Modified A-Features, Chad Davis is seemingly unstoppable with a run from sixth to win. Kendall Shultz followed from fifth with Joshua Tyre in third. Colin Wiseley and Casey Buechler made the top-five.
Just over a month absent from Victory Lane, Logan Applegate got back to the top in Dwarf Car action. Winning from the pole, the No. 31 had Sam Champlain in second with Rex Johnson on the final podium step. Mike Howard and Larry Pense rounded out the top-five.
For the McSperitt cousins, the wins just keep on coming as Austin McSperitt topped Factory Stocks for the sixth time, while Kevin McSperitt grabbed win No. 5 in the Mini Stocks.
Coming from fifth to win in the Factory Stocks, Austin McSperitt had Bobby Wolfe in tow with Jimmy Owen third for the third time this season. Calvin Lewis and Jerry Higgins made the top-five. In Dwarf action, Kevin McSperitt had Justin Melton following with Leroy Burger, Michael Longacre, and Justin Cartwright in fifth.
Up next at Creek County Speedway will be a Thursday night special with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com on Thursday, June 14 for Round 5 of the 2018 ASCS Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek. Admission is $20 for adults with seniors and military admitted for $15. Youth 11-14 get in for $6 with kids under 10 free into the grandstands.
Creek County Speedway's Fast Five Weekly Series of Champ Sprints, Modifieds, Dwarf Cars, Factory Stocks, and Mini Stocks returns for Round Eight on Saturday, June 16, 2018. Gates open at 5:00 P.M with Hot Laps at 7:00 P.M. Races get underway at 7:30 P.M. (CT).
Admission prices are $10 for adults. Youth 11-14 get in for $6 and kids 10 and under get into the grandstands for free. Pits are $30 (under 10 years of age is $15).
Creek County Speedway is located at 18450 West Hwy. 66 between Sapulpa and Kellyville. For more information on Creek County Speedway, including a complete lineup of events and directions, log onto http://www.creekcountyspeedway.co or call (918) 247-RACE (7223) or (918) 838-3777. The track can also be found on social media at https://www.facebook.com/CreekCountySpeedway.
Race Results:
Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, Okla.
Saturday, June 9, 2018
2018 Season Round 9
Champ Sprints
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 20H-Noah Harris, [7]; 2. 84-Alex DeCamp, [11]; 3. 222-Jaiden Hughes, [3]; 4. 17M-Chance Morton, [15]; 5. 22XX-Matt Sherrell, [14]; 6. 23-Jimmy Taylor, [5]; 7. 23A-Travis Ashwood, [9]; 8. 52-Dillon Rupe, [22]; 9. 55-John Hunt, [16]; 10. 2-Mickey Walker, [12]; 11. 54-Will Scribner, [8]; 12. 53-Brett Wilson, [10]; 13. 51-Jackie York, [4]; 14. 28-Zach Alley, [6]; 15. 62-James Shoun, [2]; 16. 777-Bailey Hughes, [21]; 17. 22T-Frank Taft, [17]; 18. 22-David Stephenson, [20]; 19. 13$-Len Larkin, [19]; 20. (DNF) 5$-Danny Smith, [13]; 21. (DNF) 11-Michael Tyre II, [1]; 22. (DNF) 23X-Donovan Wise, [18]
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 11-Michael Tyre II, [1]; 2. 84-Alex DeCamp, [6]; 3. 23-Jimmy Taylor, [4]; 4. 51-Jackie York, [3]; 5. 54-Will Scribner, [5]; 6. 55-John Hunt, [8]; 7. 13$-Len Larkin, [2]; 8. 52-Dillon Rupe, [7]
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 23A-Travis Ashwood, [5]; 2. 22XX-Matt Sherrell, [7]; 3. 28-Zach Alley, [4]; 4. 2-Mickey Walker, [6]; 5. 62-James Shoun, [1]; 6. 22T-Frank Taft, [2]; 7. 22-David Stephenson, [3]
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 20H-Noah Harris, [4]; 2. 5$-Danny Smith, [6]; 3. 17M-Chance Morton, [7]; 4. 53-Brett Wilson, [5]; 5. 222-Jaiden Hughes, [2]; 6. (DNF) 23X-Donovan Wise, [1]; 7. (DNF) 777-Bailey Hughes, [3]

 

 

Donny Schatz and Kaleb Johnson Charge to AGCO Jackson Nationals Victories

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (June 9, 2018) - Donny Schatz and Kaleb Johnson both produced impressive performances by maneuvering through the field en route to marquee wins on Saturday night at Jackson Motorplex during the 40th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals presented by ASI Contracting.

Schatz rallied from seventh to pocket the $40,000 top prize for claiming the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series A Main and the emotion of the moment wasn't lost in Victory Lane.

"Hot damn, we just won the Jackson Nationals," he exclaimed.

Jason Johnson, who won the two preliminary rounds on Friday and Saturday afternoon, led the first 17 laps of the 40-lap race. Schatz advanced into fourth place on Lap 2 and he was running second on Lap 4. Johnson entered traffic on Lap 8 and Schatz stayed within striking distance before using the bottom groove to his advantage in turns three and four just before the midpoint of the A Main.

Schatz took over the top spot on Lap 18. He survived one final restart with 15 laps remaining and a late rally from Johnson in traffic.

"The car was awesome," Schatz said. "We had a really good balance. It was fun to get by (Johnson). He's been pretty good the last couple of races."

Johnson finished second by less than seven tenths of a second.

"It was a solid weekend," he said. "When (Schatz) got by was when the rubber started coming in."

Brian Brown rounded out the podium after having a great battle with fourth-place finisher David Gravel throughout the race.

"Hats off to Gregg (Bakker) and everybody who works on the track," Brown said. "It's an honor to finish on the podium."

Logan Schuchart earned a fifth-place result.

Kaeding, Gravel, Schatz and Jason Sides each won a heat race. Johnson was victorious in the dash and Justin Henderson picked up the win in the Last Chance Showdown.

Here is a link to watch highlights of the A Main: https://youtu.be/DD9ZD-BjC34.

The World of Outlaws show wasn't the only spectacle at Jackson Motorplex. Kaleb Johnson capitalized on a late-race restart to become the fourth different winner in four Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids main events this season.

Colin Smith led the first 11 laps of the 20-lap feature before Trevor Serbus drove into the top spot on Lap 12. Serbus built a solid lead before he spun in traffic with four laps remaining. Serbus was able to keep his car rolling as the yellow flag was waved. That allowed him to keep his position at the front of the pack, but Johnson pounced on the restart.

Johnson stuck the bottom groove with Serbus glued to the cushion. The duo raced nearly side by side for most of the final four laps before Johnson crossed the finish line first by less than three tenths of a second.

"I know we weren't the show, but this one feels pretty dang neat coming from 15th," he said.

Serbus finished in the runner-up position with Brant O'Banion rallying from 12th to a third-place outing. Brady Forbrook placed fourth and Jake Martens charged from 17th to round out the top five.

Elliot Amdahl, Dusty Ballenger and Brandon Bosma were the heat race winners.

Jackson Motorplex will showcase a doubleheader next weekend with Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc competing on Friday before Saturday's Bank Midwest Night featuring IMCA a mods, IMCA sport mods, IMCA stock cars, IMCA hobby stocks and IMCA sport compacts.

RACE REPORT: JACKSON MOTORPLEX IN JACKSON, MINN. (June 9, 2018) -

WORLD OF OUTLAWS CRAFTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES

A Feature (40 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz (7); 2. 41-Jason Johnson (1); 3. 21-Brian Brown (2); 4. 5-David Gravel (4); 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart (9); 6. 3-Tim Kaeding (6); 7. 49-Brad Sweet (3); 8. 2-Shane Stewart (13); 9. 7S-Jason Sides (8); 10. 1A-Jacob Allen (10); 11. 12-Lynton Jeffrey (11); 12. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier (17); 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser (20); 14. 41S-Dominic [22); 15. 19-Brent Marks (23); 16. 2M-Kerry Madsen (12); 17. 55-Brooke Tatnell (15); 18. 83H-Justin Henderson (21); 19. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg (16); 20. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (14); 21. 2KS-Austin McCarl (24); 22. 9-Daryn Pittman (5); 23. 83-Cory Eliason (19); 24. 18-Ian Madsen (19).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 83H-Justin Henderson (1); 2. 41S-Dominic Scelzi (2); 3. 19-Brent Marks (5); 4. 2KS-Austin McCarl (3); 5. 17B-Bill Balog (13); 6. 24-Terry McCarl (4); 7. 09-Matt Juhl (6); 8. W20-Greg Wilson (8); 9. 16-Travis Whitney (10); 10. 13-Clyde Knipp (12); 11. 7W-Tasker Phillips (11); 12. 7-Carson McCarl (9); 13. 20-Brant O'Banion (15); 14. 14-Jody Rosenboom (14); 15. 05-Colin Smith (17); 16. 4X-Eric Schulz (16); 17. 14K-Victoria (Tori) Knutson (18); 18. 64-Scotty Thiel (7); (DNS) 9X-Paul Nienhiser.

Dash (6 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson (1); 2. 21-Brian Brown (4); 3. 49-Brad Sweet (2); 4. 5-David Gravel (6); 5. 9-Daryn Pittman (3); 6. 3-Tim Kaeding (5); 7. 15-Donny Schatz (7); 8. 7S-Jason Sides (8).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 3-Tim Kaeding (1); 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart (2); 3. 2-Shane Stewart (3); 4. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier (5); 5. 83H-Justin Henderson (4); 6. 09-Matt Juhl (6); 7. 7-Carson McCarl (7); 8. 17B-Bill Balog (8); 9. 4X-Eric Schulz (9).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 5-David Gravel (1); 2. 1A-Jacob Allen (2); 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (4); 4. 18-Ian Madsen (3); 5. 2KS-Austin McCarl (5); 6. 64-Scotty Thiel (6); 7. 16-Travis Whitney (7); 8. 14-Jody Rosenboom (8); 9. 05-Colin Smith (9).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz (2); 2. 12-Lynton Jeffrey (1); 3. 55-Brooke Tatnell (6); 4. 83-Cory Eliason (3); 5. 24-Terry McCarl (5); 6. 41S-Dominic Scelzi (4); 7. 7W-Tasker Phillips (7); 8. 14K-Victoria (Tori) Knutson (9); (DNS) 9X-Paul Nienhiser.

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 7S-Jason Sides (2); 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen (1); 3. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg (4); 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser (3); 5. 19-Brent Marks (5); 6. 20-Brant O'Banion (8); 7. W20-Greg Wilson (6); 8. 13-Clyde Knipp (7).

HEARTLAND STEEL RACESAVER SPRINT CARS PRESENTED BY WYFFELS HYBRIDS

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 22-Kaleb Johnson (15); 2. 10-Trevor Serbus (3); 3. 20-Brant O'Banion (12); 4. 5-Brady Forbrook (9); 5. 48-Jake Martens (17); 6. 8-Jacob Hughes (19); 7. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (6); 8. 4S-Michael Stien (8); 9. 05-Colin Smith (1); 10. 4SN-Nate Eakin (10); 11. 56-Bill Johnson (18); 12. 23-Brandon Bosma (11); 13. 05X-Brandon Allen (22); 14. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (4); 15. 17-Lee Goos Jr (16); 16. 77-Taylor Ryan (21); 17. 33S-Jeremy Schultz (5); 18. 8K-Micah Slendy (23); 19. 11-Dalyn Cody (20); 20. (DNF) 7X-Shane Fick (2); 21. (DNF) 55-Bruce Allen (24); 22. (DNF) 81-Jared Jansen (14); 23. (DNF) 7L-Jesse Lindberg (7); (DNS) 11A-Bruce Anderson.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (1); 2. 33S-Jeremy Schultz (4); 3. 10-Trevor Serbus (2); 4. 05-Colin Smith (3); 5. 11A-Bruce Anderson (6); 6. 17-Lee Goos Jr (5); 7. (DNF) 55-Bruce Allen (8).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (1); 2. 7X-Shane Fick (4); 3. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (2); 4. 5-Brady Forbrook (6); 5. 81-Jared Jansen (3); 6. 48-Jake Martens (7); 7. 8-Jacob Hughes (5); 8. 77-Taylor Ryan (9); 9. 8K-Micah Slendy (8).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 23-Brandon Bosma (1); 2. 4S-Michael Stien (3); 3. 4SN-Nate Eakin (2); 4. 20-Brant O'Banion (5); 5. 22-Kaleb Johnson (6); 6. 56-Bill Johnson (8); 7. 11-Dalyn Cody (7); 8. 05X-Brandon Allen (4).

UP NEXT -

Friday featuring Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc and Saturday for Bank Midwest Night featuring IMCA a mods, IMCA sport mods, IMCA stock cars, IMCA hobby stocks and IMCA sport compacts

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JacksonSpeedway/?fref=ts

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jacksonmotorplex/

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from May through September with 410ci winged sprint cars, 360 winged sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

Heath Scores Win in Dirt Cup Tune Up

6/9/18

Alger, WA - In the final warmup before the 47th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup, Colton Heath scored a momentum building win in the Budweiser 360 Sprints. Joining Heath in victory lane were Trevor Cook, Rick Smith and Jon Gunderson.

The night belonged to Colton Heath in the Budweiser 360 Sprint feature. After setting quick time, Heath ran fourth to second in his heat race, setting him up with a sixth place starting spot for the main event. It was obvious early that his new Shark Racing Engine was hitting hard, as Colton rolled to third early and began running down race leader Steve Reeves and second place running Eric Fisher. Colton closed fast, throwing a slidejob on Fisher on lap nine to take over second that almost cleared Reeves at the same time. On the next set of corners, Colton cleared Reeves to take the lead and was absolutely checked out from there, rolling to a huge margin of victory as he took the win. Fisher would pass Reeves for second, with Trevor Cook working his way into third. Heath was fast time. Fisher and Brock Lemley were the heat winners.

Last week, it Jayme Barnes working to the inside of Trevor Cook to take the lead and eventual win in the Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints. This week, it was Cook working to the inside of Barnes and taking the lead from him en route to a dominating performance as he went the rest of the way unchallenged for the victory. Barnes would take second and Steve Parker was third. The fast qualifier was Cory Swatzina. Cook and Barnes took the wins in the heat races.

Rick Smith ran to his first win of 2018 in the Modified division. Smith was running second on a lap 22 restart when race leader Graham Cook ran into a problem with his left run tire, spinning out in turn one. Smith inherited the lead and capitalized on his good fortune, holding off Mel Decker and Craig Moore to take the win. Heat race winners were Cook and Kevin Smith.

Jon Gunderson picked up his second win of the season in the Outlaw Tuners. Clint Meins led the first six laps before Gunderson swooped around him on the high side of turn two. Meins battled back to pull even with Gunderson a few laps later but could not reclaim the top spot as Gunderson collected top honors, followed by Meins and Brian Michelson. Brandon Jansen and Matt Shaw won the heats.

Budweiser 360 Sprints Fast Time - Colton Heath 12.136 Heat 1 - Eric Fisher, Colton Heath, Steve Reeves, Trevor Cook, Michael Hodel Heat 2 - Brock Lemley, Greg Hamilton, Bud Ashe, Steve James Main - Colton Heath, Fisher, Cook, Reeves, Hamilton, Lemley, Ashe, James, Hodel Lap Leaders - Reeves 1-9 Heath 1-25

Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints Fast Time - Cory Swatzina 11.722 Heat 1 - Trevor Cook, Devin Barnes, Cory Swatzina, Brett McGhie, Kelsey Carpenter, Bill Rude, Malachi Gemmer Heat 2 - Jayme Barnes, Jake Helsel, Steve Parker, Bailey Sucich, Michael Bollinger, Ashleigh Johnson Main - Trevor Cook, J Barnes, Parker, D Barnes, McGhie, Helsel, Swatzina, Carpenter, Sucich, Johnson, Rude, Bollinger, Gemmer, Ryan Cully Lap Leaders - J Barnes 1-6 Cook 6-25

Modifieds Heat 1 - Graham Cook, Jeff Blanton, Craig Moore, Cliff Ballenger, Adam Holtrop, Ben Gunderson Heat 2 - Kevin Smith, Mel Decker, Rick Smith, Shane Snyder, Dan Butenschoen Main - Rick Smith, Decker, Moore, Holtrop, Blanton, Ballenger, Cook, Gunderson, K Smith Lap Leaders - Blanton 1 K Smith 2-5 Cook 6 K Smith 7-11 Cook 12-21 R Smith 22-25

Outlaw Tuners Heat 1 - Brandon Jansen, Rob Dozark, Matt Dunnigan, TJ Campbell Heat 2 - Matt Shawn, Clint Meins, Jon Gunderson Main - Jon Gunderson, Meins, Brian Michelson, Shaw, Jansen, Dozark, Campbell Lap Leaders - Meins 1-6 Gunderson 7-17

 

 

Stambaugh, Boyles, Wallace and Lines Take Top Honors in Wild Night at Gas City

GAS CITY, Ind., June 9 — The widely debated question, “Which is better, wing or non-wing sprint car racing?” was not definitively answered Friday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway, as both the Great Lakes Super Sprints (GLSS) 360 winged sprint cars and the track’s regular 410 non-wing sprint cars put on memorable features that were won by Max Stambaugh and Clinton Boyles, respectively.

A 28-minute downpour that included a little hail caused the first race to be delayed for about two hours, but the track management and crew put in a Herculean effort to get the quarter-mile dirt track back in shape. The teams, push truck drivers, rescue workers and the great Gas City fans were patient through it all, and their reward was a doozy of a show featuring over 100 races cars in four divisions.

NASCAR’s Kenny Wallace made his first visit to Gas City a winning one, as the St. Louis-based driver won the UMP modified feature. Super street point leader Randy Lines of Marion, Ind. led every lap of that division’s main event to put a final exclamation point on the evening.

Dustin Daggett of Portland, Mich., led every lap of the first GLSS feature ever held at Gas City except for the lap that counted. He got held up by lapped traffic in the fourth turn on the last lap, which allowed Stambaugh, of Lima, Ohio, to slide ahead for the victory. The margin of victory for Stambaugh, who hounded Daggett the entire race, was a mere 0.108 of a second.

Jared Horstman of Cloverdale, Ohio placed third; Randy Hannagan, a native of San Jose, Calif., was fourth, and Andrew Scheid of Sparta, Mich. rounded out the top five.

That race was unusual, as four drivers flipped in individual accidents. Luckily all climbed out of their mangled cars under their own power.

Those getting on their head included Nick Hull of South Whitley, Ind. (Turn 1 on the initial start); Joe Geibe of Sturgis, Mich. (Turn 2 on the second attempt to start); Phil Gressman of Helena, Ohio (between Turns 3 and 4 with two laps down), and Jared Horstman of Cloverdale, Ohio (who was fourth when he flipped between Turns 3 and 4 with seven laps down).

Daggett survived all those restarts plus another one after Chase Ridenour of Perry, Mich. brought out a yellow when he stopped high in Turn 3 before Horstman’s flip. But lapped traffic in the final turn on the final lap allowed Stambaugh, the polesitter, to take the top honors from the field of 32 GLSS entries.

A total of 28 non-wing sprint cars signed in for that portion of the program, and Boyles, of Greenwood, Mo., posted his second Gas City victory of the year in Paul Hazen’s No. 57 DRC chassis with a Kercher-prepared engine that is sponsored by Physical Medicine Consultants and KECO Coatings. Boyles started second but got the lead by passing polesitter Tyler Hewitt with an outside move at the start/finish line on the initial start, and led all 25 laps.

There was only one yellow and one red in that race, and they both occurred on lap 16. Shane Cottle of Kansas, Ill. had just taken second from Hewitt with 16 laps down when Adam Byrkett spun in Turn 4. After the restart there was a little contact between Cottle and Boyles on the backstretch while they were dicing for the lead, which sent Cottle, the point leader, flipping through the air. Luckily he wasn’t hurt. That gave second back to Hewitt, who finished in that spot followed by Kyle Robbins; Tony DiMattia, who started way back in 14th place, and Tony Main.

NASCAR’s Kenny Wallace sized things up by finishing second to Scott Orr in the second UMP modified heat with a new Lethal chassis carrying the logos of Toyota and UNOH. Wallace blasted from sixth to second on the first lap of the feature, and then took the lead on lap four from Orr, the polesitter, with a move to the inside in Turn 1. Dylan Woodling got second from Dillon Nusbaum on the white-flag lap to earn the runner-up honors. Point leader Randy Lines was fourth and Orr hung on for fifth.

“I have a lot of respect for all these guys,” the always effervescent Wallace said in victory lane. “There are some of the best modified drivers in the United States here, and the fans were great for sticking with us after the rain. I’ll be 55 in August, but right now I feel like I’m 20 again!”

After the modified feature, Lines jumped into his No. 14 Thompson Trucking super street for the final feature of the evening. He started second with the Rocket chassis, took the lead from polesitter Jami Cale with a pass on the outside in Turn 2 on the first lap, and led all 15 laps despite some restarts that tightened up the field. Terry Sroufe, Cale, Tony Homan and Ron Flaugh rounded out the top five.

This coming Friday night, June 15, is the Jack & Jiggs Classic featuring non-wing sprint cars, D2 midgets, UMP modifieds, thunder cars and FWD compacts. For more information, please see GasCityI69Speedway.com.

The results:

GLSS Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Jared Horstman, 2. Devon Dobie, 3. Ty Williams, 4. Tony Bures, 5. Danny Sams, 6. Brandon Long, 7. Jared Lamberson, 8. Michael Summers.

GLSS Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Brett Mann, 2. Hud Horton, 3. Randy Hannagan, 4. Gregg Dalman, 5. Danny Smith, 6. Phil Gressman, 7. Andy Chehowski, 8. Brad Lamberson.

GLSS Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Joe Geibe, 2. Chase Ridenour, 3. Andrew Scheid, 4. Joe Swanson, 5. Noah Dunlap, 6. Kyle Pootenga, 7. Brandon Ferguson, 8. Aaron Robnolte.

GLSS Heat 4 (8 laps): 1. Dustin Daggett, 2. Max Stambaugh, 3. Linden Jones, 4. Nick Hull, 5. Alexis Adgate, 6. Conner Morrell, 7. Dusty Shriver, 8. Kyle Stepke.

GLSS B Main (12 laps): 1. Danny Sams, 2. Phil Gressman, 3. Noah Dunlap, 4. Danny Smith, 5. Brandon Long, 6. Kyle Poortenga, 7. Conner Morrell, 8. Andy Chehowski, 9. Michael Summers, 10. Dusty Shriver, 11. Kyle Stepke, 12. Brad Lamberson, 13. Alexis Adgate, 14. Jared Lamberson, 15. Brandon Ferguson (DNS), 16. Aaron Robnolte (DNS).

GLSS Feature (20 laps): 1. Max Stambaugh, 2. Dustin Daggett, 3. Jared Horstman, 4. Randy Hannagan, 5. Andrew Scheid, 6. Gregg Dalman, 7. Danny Sams, 8. Joe Geibe, 9. Linden Jones, 10. Noah Dunlap, 11. Tony Bures, 12. Ty Williams, 13. Joe Swanson, 14. Brett Mann, 15. Chase Ridenour, 16. Hud Horton, 17. Phil Gressman, 18. Danny Smith, 19. Devon Dobie, 20. Nick Hull.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps; top four transfer): 1. Tyler Hewitt, 2. Gage Etgen, 3. Garrett Abrams, 4. Cody Gardner, 5. Dallas Hewitt, 6. Curtis Mulhenkamp, 7. Kory Crabtree (DNS).

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps; top four transfer): 1. Shane Cottle, 2. Clinton Boyles, 3. Matt Goodnight, 4. Tony DiMattia, 5. Paul Dues, 6. Matt Cooley, 7. Jay Waugh.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 3 (8 laps; top four transfer): 1. Kyle Robbins, 2. Aaron Davis, 3. Adam Byrkett, 4. Dakota Jackson, 5. Adam Wilfong, 6. Joe Liguori, 7. Travis Hery.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 4 (8 laps; top four transfer): 1. Tony Main, 2. Ty Tilton, 3. Chad Wilson, 4. Bob McMillan, 5. Jack James, 6. Luke Harbison, 7. David Gross.

Non-Wing Sprint B Main (12 laps; top four transfer): 1. Dallas Hewitt, 2. Paul Dues, 3. Matt Cooley, 4. Joe Liguori, 5. Adam Wilfong, 6. Travis Hery, 7. Curtis Mulhenkamp, 8. Jay Waugh, 9. Luke Harbison, 10. Jack James, 11. David Gross, 12. Kory Crabtree (DNS).

Non-Wing Sprint Feature (25 laps): 1. Clinton Boyles, 2. Tyler Hewitt, 3. Kyle Robbins, 4. Tony DiMattia, 5. Tony Main, 6. Garrett Abrams, 7. Aaron Davis, 8. Cody Gardner, 9. Paul Dues, 10. Dallas Hewitt, 11. Matt Goodnight, 12. Adam Byrkett; 13. Chad Wilson, 14. Bob McMillan, 15. Ty Tilton, 16. Shane Cottle, 17. Gage Etgen, 18. Joe Liguori, 19. Matt Cooley, 20. Dakota Jackson.

 

 

Johnson Wins World of Outlaws Afternoon Thriller to Sweep AGCO Jackson Nationals Preliminary Action

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (June 9, 2018) - Jason Johnson posted his second straight World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series feature victory on Saturday afternoon at Jackson Motorplex during the 40 th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores preliminary program that was postponed from Thursday.

Johnson, who led the final 14 laps to capture Friday's event at the recently reconfigured 4/10-mile oval, slid polesitter Jacob Allen in turn four on Lap 15 while the duo duked it out in heavy traffic. Allen kept Johnson within striking distance for the remainder of the 30-lap main event and he pulled within four tenths of a second with five laps remaining, but Johnson made the right decisions in the closing laps to hang onto his second triumph in an 18-hour span.

"Things are clicking," Johnson said. "He's tough. He did what he had to do to get (the lead on) the start. I was pacing myself. I was waiting for the rubber to come in. Daryn (Pittman) came sliding across in front of me. I started moving around and was fortunate to get by Jacob. From there I was pacing myself off lapped cars."

Allen, who led the first 14 laps of the race, finished in the runner-up position to tie his career-best World of Outlaws result.

"He's a great race car driver," he said of Johnson. "He found a certain part of the rubber before I did. He's not going to make mistakes. I'm trying to get that first win and it was close. Today was fun and I'm excited for later on today."

Brad Sweet maneuvered from ninth to a third-place result, marking his second straight podium finish and fifth in a row at Jackson Motorplex counting all three nights of last year's AGCO Jackson Nationals.

"I thought the track crew did a nice job to give us something to work with," he said. "I was able to come from ninth and pass a lot of cars and we were in the hunt."

Logan Schuchart rallied from 12th to a fourth-place finish with Pittman rounding out the top five.

Lynton Jeffrey established a new track record during qualifying for the second straight race. He and Tim Kaeding led qualifying in their respective groups. Jeffrey, Pittman, Terry McCarl and Kerry Madsen were the heat race winners. David Gravel won the Last Chance Showdown and Allen picked up the dash victory.

The 40th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals concludes on Saturday evening with hot laps set for 7 p.m. The AGCO Jackson Nationals presented by ASI Contracting will pay $40,000 to win and $3,000 to start the World of Outlaws A Main. Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids will also be part of the program.

RACE REPORT: JACKSON MOTORPLEX IN JACKSON, MINN. (June 9, 2018) -

WORLD OF OUTLAWS CRAFTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson (2); 2. 1A-Jacob Allen (1); 3. 49-Brad Sweet (9); 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart (12); 5. 9-Daryn Pittman (6); 6. 3-Tim Kaeding (8); 7. 2M-Kerry Madsen (7); 8. 83-Cory Eliason (5); 9. 24-Terry McCarl (3); 10. 21-Brian Brown (15); 11. 83H-Justin Henderson (14); 12. 5-David Gravel (21); 13. 15-Donny Schatz (22); 14. 2KS-Austin McCarl (10); 15. 2-Shane Stewart (17); 16. 18-Ian Madsen (24); 17. 12-Lynton Jeffrey (4); 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser (23); 19. 7S-Jason Sides (11); 20. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg (13); 21. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (16); 22. 55-Brooke Tatnell (20); 23. 09-Matt Juhl (19); 24. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier (18).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 5-David Gravel (5); 2. 15-Donny Schatz (3); 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser (9); 4. 18-Ian Madsen (1); 5. W20-Greg Wilson (2); 6. 17B-Bill Balog (4); 7. 19-Brent Marks (12); 8. 41S-Dominic Scelzi (8); 9. 16-Travis Whitney (7); 10. 7W-Tasker Phillips (6); 11. 14-Jody Rosenboom (15); 12. 64-Scotty Thiel (16); 13. 9X-Paul Nienhiser (13); 14. 7-Carson McCarl (11); 15. 13-Clyde Knipp (14); 16. 20-Brant O'Banion (10); 17. 4X-Eric Schulz (17); 18. 14K-Victoria (Tori) Knutson (19); 19. 05-Colin Smith (18).

Dash (6 Laps): 1. 1A-Jacob Allen (2); 2. 41-Jason Johnson (1); 3. 24-Terry McCarl (4); 4. 12-Lynton Jeffrey (3); 5. 83-Cory Eliason (6); 6. 9-Daryn Pittman (5); 7. 2M-Kerry Madsen (8); 8. 3-Tim Kaeding (7).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 12-Lynton Jeffrey (1); 2. 1A-Jacob Allen (2); 3. 49-Brad Sweet (3); 4. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg (4); 5. 2-Shane Stewart (5); 6. 15-Donny Schatz (6); 7. 5-David Gravel (7); 8. 9X-Paul Nienhiser (9); 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser (8); 10. 4X-Eric Schulz (10).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman (1); 2. 83-Cory Eliason (4); 3. 7S-Jason Sides (2); 4. 21-Brian Brown (3); 5. 09-Matt Juhl (6); 6. 14-Jody Rosenboom (9); 7. 7-Carson McCarl (8); 8. 18-Ian Madsen (5); 9. 16-Travis Whitney (7); 10. 14K-Victoria (Tori) Knutson (10).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 24-Terry McCarl (2); 2. 3-Tim Kaeding (1); 3. 2KS-Austin McCarl (4); 4. 83H-Justin Henderson (10); 5. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier (9); 6. 13-Clyde Knipp (8); 7. W20-Greg Wilson (3); 8. 7W-Tasker Phillips (6); 9. 17B-Bill Balog (5); 10. 20-Brant O'Banion (7).

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen (1); 2. 41-Jason Johnson (2); 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart (4); 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (5); 5. 55-Brooke Tatnell (3); 6. 64-Scotty Thiel (8); 7. 41S-Dominic Scelzi (6); 8. 19-Brent Marks (7); 9. 05-Colin Smith (9).

Qualifying A : 1. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 00:12.690; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 00:12.732; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen, 00:12.855; 4. 7S-Jason Sides, 00:12.857; 5. 49-Brad Sweet, 00:12.876; 6. 21-Brian Brown, 00:12.879; 7. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 00:12.899; 8. 83-Cory Eliason, 00:12.921; 9. 2-Shane Stewart, 00:12.924; 10. 18-Ian Madsen, 00:12.929; 11. 15-Donny Schatz, 00:13.002; 12. 09-Matt Juhl, 00:13.018; 13. 5-David Gravel, 00:13.078; 14. 16-Travis Whitney, 00:13.246; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 00:13.304; 16. 7-Carson McCarl, 00:13.401; 17. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 00:13.473; 18. 14-Jody Rosenboom, 00:13.517; 19. 4X-Eric Schulz, 00:14.010; 20. 14K-Victoria (Tori) Knutson, 00:14.632.

Qualifying B : 1. 3-Tim Kaeding, 00:13.009; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 00:13.029; 3. 24-Terry McCarl, 00:13.060; 4. 41-Jason Johnson, 00:13.065; 5. W20-Greg Wilson, 00:13.103; 6. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 00:13.173; 7. 2KS-Austin McCarl, 00:13.180; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 00:13.206; 9. 17B-Bill Balog, 00:13.223; 10. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 00:13.318; 11. 7W-Tasker Phillips, 00:13.353; 12. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 00:13.368; 13. 20-Brant O'Banion, 00:13.530; 14. 19-Brent Marks, 00:13.545; 15. 13-Clyde Knipp, 00:13.563; 16. 64-Scotty Thiel, 00:13.580; 17. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier, 00:13.625; 18. 05-Colin Smith, 00:13.924; 19. 83H-Justin Henderson, 00:14.456.

UP NEXT -

Saturday for the 40th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JacksonSpeedway/?fref=ts

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jacksonmotorplex/

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from May through September with 410ci winged sprint cars, 360 winged sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

Kyle Alberding Wins Night One Of 2018 Diamond Cup

By Ben Deatherage

Meridian, Idaho- The NSRA Winged Sprintcar Series would venture to Meridian Speedway on Friday, June 8th for the opening leg of the 2018 Diamond Cup. Twenty-two cars from the states of Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and Utah as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia would fill the pit area.

The main event would be an incredible battle between two young rising stars in the sport. Roseburg, Oregon teenager Kyle Alberding and Taylorsville, Utah native Kyle Bergener would go back and forth for the lead on several occasions. Despite several stoppages slowing things down, including two red flag incidents, Kyle Alberding would hold back all challengers to win night one of the Diamond Cup.

Nampa’s Cory Lockwood would be second followed by Ron Larson, of Quesnel, British Columbia, in third. Completing the top five were fourth finishing Bryan Warf, from Meridian, and Kyle Bergener, in fifth.

For those who are unfamiliar with how the Diamond Cup champion is crowned it’s simple. Drivers earn points for both nights of racing and the driver with the most aggregate total is declared the winner. Ron Larson has a sixteen-point lead going into night two over defending Diamond Cup title holder Bryan Warf. Kyle Alberding, Cory Lockwood, and Roseburg, Oregon’s Matt Hein are the rest of the top five.

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

Race Results:

Diamond Cup Night #1

NSRA Winged Sprintcar Series Race #2

Friday, June 8th, 2018

Meridian Speedway

Meridian, Idaho

A-Feature: 1. 33-Kyle Alberding; 2. 11-Cory Lockwood; 3. 12-Ron Larson; 4. 91-Bryan Warf; 5. 43-Kyle Bergener; 6. 76-Andy Alberding; 7. 23-Johnny Giesler; 8. 98H-Matt Hein; 9. 7-Randy DuBois; 10. 28-Colton Nelson; 11. 26-Justin Segura; 12. 12B-Monty Bergener; 13. 3-Robert Beck; 14. 14-Aaron Willison; 15. 32-Mitch Holte; 16. 4-Greg Middendorf; 17. 33J-Jeff Montgomery; 18. 6-Richard Miranda; 19. 77-Matt Elliott; 20. 71-Aaron McPeak; 21. 68-Mike Anderson; DNS 25-Sierra Giesler

 

 

ESS Mohawk Speedway NY

Lucas Oil ESS/Mach 1 Chassis A-Main – Matt Billings ($2,085), Jordan Poirier ($1,010), Billy VanInwegen ($810), Matt Tanner ($665), Steve Poirier ($590), Paulie Colagiovanni ($595), Parker Evans ($430), Dan Douville ($420), Coleman Gulick ($435), Dalton Herrick ($400), Chad Miller ($420), Josh Pieniazek ($420), Jeff Cook ($300), Josh Flint ($350), Mike Mahaney ($300), Paul Kinney ($300), Jason Barney ($300), Mike Kiser ($350), Yan Bilodeau ($300), Shawn Donath ($650), Kelly Hebing ($325), Dave Axton ($300), Brett Wright ($300), Denny Peebles ($325)

E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time – Pieniazek, Colagiovanni, S. Poirier $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Miller, Gulick, Billings $25

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Billings $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – Flint $50

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

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals 14th Anniversary – Flint $50

Fondations 55 Last Car Lead Lap – Donath $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Colagiovanni - $50

WestFront Construction/Cobra Coaches Dash – Donath ($100), Pieniazek ($75), Kiser ($50), Tanner ($25), Peebles ($25), K. Hebing ($25)

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – S. Poirier $25

SUNY Canton Smart Finish – Miller $35

Around Town Plumbing & Heating Just Missed – Bergeron $25

Ashley Lynn Winery Podium – Billings, J. Poirier, VanInwegen $10

Hoosier Tire – Donath $200

 

 

Dover, Grossenbacher and Keller all Bud Shootout Winners at US 36 Raceway!!!!
IMCA RaceSaver Sprint cars would take to the track first nineteen cars strong and set the standard of excellence for the night of racing. Joey Danley #14 would take the lead at the drop of the green and set a blistering pace until Tyler Drueke #12T would work his way around and out front moving Danley to second. As the race continued Trevor Grossenbacher #35 would work past both Danley and Drueke and pull away in the closing laps. Grossenbacher would not be denied on this night of competition and pick up his first ever feature win at US 36 Raceway. Drueke would place second with Danley a very close third at the line. Fourth place would belong to the 5X of Jason Martin with heat race winner Matt Richards #1R rounding out the night’s top five. Heat winners collecting the $200 for their efforts were Trevor Grossenbacher #35, Matt Richards #1R and J Kinder #88.
 

IMCA Sport Mods would be high in number and quality as a B-feature would be ran to set the field of twenty competitors. Heat winners Doug Keller #7, Steven Clancy #12X and Tim Eaton #11W would battle back and forth for the front with Keller gaining the advantage early. Eaton would put the 11W through the spin cycle mid race taking him from win contention as Keller and Clancy would continue to battle for the front. Keller would run the low line to perfection with Clancy trying to make a move to no avail as the laps wound down. After a late race yellow Keller would lead with Clancy running second and a new face would enter the battle for the front as Casey Burnett #23B would work the high line but come up a little short placing third. Keller would pick up his first feature win of 2018 and park in Lake Road Warehouse Victory Lane. Steven Clancy would end the exciting feature second with Randy Smith Jr #20X racing his way to fourth and Ramon Ortega #17R ending the race in the fifth spot. Other heat race winner was Austin Charles #81.
 

ASCS Sprint Cars would see a star-studded field of competitors take to the fast 3/8th mile speedway as thee racing would be intense from start to finish. Jack Dover #81 would work his way out front until an early race caution would bunch the field and see Miles Paulus #21 take the inside line and the lead. Paulus would run the low side but could not hold off the high side run as Dover would retake the front. Dover would never look back and celebrate the win in Lake Road Warehouse Victory Lane in an impressive race. As the laps wound down, Dover was challenged by second place finisher Mason Daniel #33M that found the high banks to his liking with Paulus fading to third late race. Fourth would see Evan Martin #4 with Jason Martin #36 rounding out the night’s top five. Heat winners picking up the $500 for their efforts were Evan Martin #4, Jason Martin #36 and Jay Russell #76.
 

US 36 Raceway would like to congratulate Natalie Taylor and Gavin Fuler on winning the bikes donated by Boller Motorsports we gave away during Intermission. We would like to thank all our participants of the watermelon eating contest and our winner Ramon Ortega.
See everyone next Friday for Public Safety Night at the Races with Law Enforcement, Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics and Firefighters all receiving free admission to the grandstands.
See yall there!!!!
Race Results US 36 Raceway Dirt Track 6/8/2018
IMCA RaceSaver Sprint:
1. 35 Trevor Grossenbacher (Het Race Winner)
2. 12T Tyler Drueke
3. 14 Joey Danley
4. 5X Jason Martin
5. 1R Matt Richards (Heat Race Winner)
6. 5 Stu Snyder
7. 2J Zach Blurton
8. 4L Mike Housman Jr
9. 88 J Kinder (Heat Race Winner)
10. 14G Gene Ackland
11. 11 Frank Rogers
12. 57B Boyd Peterson
13. 11B Ben Woods
14. 14J Mike Johnston
15. 55KC Bob Hildreth
16. 21 Devin Wignall
17. 79 Dakota Osborn
18. 80X C J Housman
19. 292 Chad Jarrett
IMCA Sport Mod:
1. 7 Doug Keller (Heat Race Winner)
2. 12X Steven Clancy (Heat Race Winner)
3. 23B Casey Burnett
4. 20X Randy Smith Jr
5. 17R Ramon Ortega
6. 11s Steve Starmer
7. 46X J J Baumli
8. 11W Tim Eaton (Heat Race Winner)
9. 81 Austin Charles (Heat Race Winner)
10. 66X Chris Wright
11. 9H Nic Hanes
12. 50 Leroy Morrison
13. 22L Matt Lent
14. 19X Josh Munsen
15. 47X Conner Masoner
16. 69ER Tyler Cadwallader
17. 83 Coleman Browning
18. 37 Anthony Asher
19. 81K Dakota Kessler
20. 91J Jaylen Wettengel
21. 32P Jeremy Pittsenbarger
22. 19 P J Conger
23. 41D R J Dishong
24. 55B John Christofferson
25. 7D3 Ted Pantoja
26. 19XR Mike Douglas
ASCS Sprint:
1. 81 Jack Dover
2. 33M Mason Dani8el
3. 21 Miles Paulus
4. 4 Evan Martin (Heat Race Winner)
5. 36 Jason Martin (Heat Race Winner)
6. 38 Cody Baker
7. 14 Randy Martin
8. 1P Curtis Evans
9. 37 Brian Beebe
10. 76 Jay Russell (Heat Race Winner)
11. 82 Christie Thomason
12. 14K Kyle Bellm
13. 27 Danny Thoman
14. 89 Todd McVay
15. 92J J R Topper
16. 6A Aidan Roosevans
17. 33 Austin Alumbaugh
18. 18X Nathan Ryun

 

 

Seavey Takes Night Three of POWRi Illinois SPEED Week


Jacksonville, IL - At the end of the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League show at Jacksonville Speedway, Logan Seavey stood victorious for his fourth career win with the League. Seavey's victory came in the third night of the Sixth Annual POWRi Illinois SPEED Week. Tanner Thorson, the SPEED Week point leader heading into Jacksonville Speedway dropped out with mechanical woes in the feature event, deflating any chances he had of going three-in-a-row.

Starting ninth on the grid, Seavey went to work at the drop of the green flag while his fellow Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammate Tucker Klaasmeyer jockeyed for the lead with Tanner Thorson who led the opening lap. Taking control on lap two, Klaasmeyer commanded an impressive lead as Seavey worked through the field. By the red on lap ten for a gaggle of cars, including eventual second place finisher Ryan Robinson, Klaasmeyer had already approached traffic.

On the restart, Thorson fell off pace and was forced to the work area, but the issues the team suffered were enough to relegate them to the pit area for the rest of the event, ending his bid. Coming back to green, Klaasmeyer distanced himself from the field, but on lap 16 the red was displayed for Terry Babb who flipped after making contact with Brayton Lynch who jumped the cushion in turns three and four. Cannon McIntosh also was collected.

Returning to racing, Seavey sat in third behind Klaasmeyer and Tanner Carrick. After catching Klaasmeyer, Seavey engaged Klaasmeyer in series of slide jobs, but coming out of four on lap 22, neither driver was willing to give an inch, resulting in contact and a flat right rear for Klaasmeyer after brushing the outside wall.

Coming to the restart, Seavey held the top position to the checkered with Ryan Robinson and Zach Daum in tow. Joe B. Miller took fourth, with Karter Sarff in fifth.
"Our car was really, really good there," stated Logan Seavey. "Never like getting into our teammate there, but I felt like I did everything I could there. I'll watch the video, but I felt like he probably should have crossed me over. If it's my fault, I take full responsibility. Overall, just happy get these KKM cars back in victory lane."

"We were really good there," said Ryan Robinson. "It kind of sucked turning over in the first few laps, but I knew we had a really fast car and I knew we could get right back up there."

"I guess we're getting a little closer," commented Zach Daum. "It was just fun to watch these idiots try to take each other out there."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 71K - TANNER CARRICK, Heat 2: 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER, Heat 3: 71 - RYAN ROBINSON, Heat 4: 3C - TANNER THORSON, Heat 5: 9K - KYLE SCHUETT

Toyota Semi Feature Winners: 72 - SAM JOHNSON, 22 - ANDY MALPOCKER

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY 2. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 3. 5D - ZACH DAUM 4. 51B - JOE B MILLER 5. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 6. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 7. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT 8. 79 - BLAKE CARRICK 9. 21T - TYLER SEAVEY 10. 32 -TREY MARCHAM 11. 22 - ANDY MALPOCKER 12. 103 - BROC HUNNELL 13. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 14. 1K - BRAYTON LYNCH 15. 37 - TERRY BABB 16. 08 - CANNON MCINTOSH 17. 91 - SHANE COCKRUM 18. 91T - TYLER THOMAS 19. 3C - TANNER THORSON 20. 72 - SAM JOHNSON 21. 7 - AUSTIN BROWN 22. 2 - RYAN HALL 23. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN

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Johnson and Ballenger Hustle to AGCO Jackson Nationals Preliminary Night Wins

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (June 8, 2018) - Being aggressive paid off on Friday evening at Jackson Motorplex, where 70 entrants duked it out on the elbows-up oval throughout the opening round of the 40 th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals presented by ASI Contracting.

Jason Johnson powered from seventh to claim his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series feature triumph of the season and Dusty Ballenger capitalized on a green-white-checkered finish to garner a victory in the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids division.

The recently reconfigured oval overcame more than an inch and a half of rain Thursday evening into Friday. The hooked-up track made for a wild night of wheel-to-wheel action on the 4/10-mile oval.

Johnson drove all four wheels above the cushion, which was approximately halfway up the track, to maneuver from fifth to third place early in the 30-lap World of Outlaws main event. He took second a couple of laps later from polesitter Lynton Jeffrey, who led the first five laps of the race before Daryn Pittman took over the top spot during a restart on Lap 6.

Pittman caught traffic at the midpoint of the race and Johnson was in position to strike. He slid Pittman for the lead entering turn one on Lap 16 and the duo nearly banged wheels in turn two while trying to navigate traffic. A lap later an incident nearly happened again in the same corner before Johnson was able to pull away in traffic to win by more than three seconds.

"When the track has grip that's my kind of track," Johnson said in Victory Lane.

Pittman held off Kasey Kahne Racing teammate Brad Sweet for the runner-up result.

"Leading races and running second is pretty disappointing," Pittman said. "Once we got to the backmarkers my car got super tight. (Johnson) did a better job of getting through those lapped cars."

Sweet rounded out the podium after battling similar handling as his teammate.

"It was a tricky track," he said. "I was really tight once we got to traffic."

David Gravel maneuvered from 12th to fourth place to earn the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars and Brian Brown advanced from 10th to fifth place.

Here is a link to watch highlights of the World of Outlaws A Main: https://youtu.be/xRZ2_HSut1I.

Jeffrey established a new track record during qualifying to open the night as he and Shane Stewart set quick time in their groups, which split the 42 drivers evenly. Stewart, Johnson, Jeffrey and Sweet each won a heat race. Greg Wilson was the C Main winner, Justin Henderson claimed the Last Chance Showdown and Jeffrey picked up the dash victory.

Kaleb Johnson led a majority of the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids before a caution on the final lap set up a green-white-checkered restart for the 28-car field. Ballenger was able to stick the bottom groove in turns one and two to pull even with Johnson. The duo drag raced down the backstretch before Ballenger edged into the lead in turns three and four coming to the white flag.

"I knew I had to be on the bottom coming off two," he said. "Kaleb drove a great race. If it wasn't for that restart I don't think I would have got him."

Jacob Hughes maneuvered from eighth to third place with Brant O'Banion charging from 20th to a fourth-place finish. Colin Smith picked up a fifth-place result after starting 10th.

Smith, Jake Martens and Clayton Christensen each won a heat race.

The 40th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals wraps up with a doubleheader on Saturday. The AGCO Jackson Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores preliminary program that was postponed from Thursday will begin with hot laps at 1 p.m. The grandstands and pit area will be cleared following the program before the evening's AGCO Jackson Nationals presented by ASI Contracting finale.

The afternoon program will feature only the World of Outlaws while the evening program will showcase both the World of Outlaws and Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids.

RACE REPORT: JACKSON MOTORPLEX IN JACKSON, MINN. (June 8, 2018) -

WORLD OF OUTLAWS CRAFTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson (7); 2. 9-Daryn Pittman (2); 3. 49-Brad Sweet (3); 4. 5-David Gravel (12); 5. 21-Brian Brown (10); 6. 12-Lynton Jeffrey (1); 7. 7S-Jason Sides (4); 8. 15-Donny Schatz (9); 9. 41S-Dominic Scelzi (14); 10. 18-Ian Madsen (6); 11. 3-Tim Kaeding (13); 12. 2-Shane Stewart (5); 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser (11); 14. 2M-Kerry Madsen (18); 15. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier (22); 16. 19-Brent Marks (19); 17. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (16); 18. 1S-Logan Schuchart (15); 19. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg (24); 20. 1A-Jacob Allen (20); 21. 83H-Justin Henderson (21); 22. 64-Scotty Thiel (17); 23. 83-Cory Eliason (8); 24. 09-Matt Juhl (23).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 83H-Justin Henderson (1); 2. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier (3); 3. 09-Matt Juhl (5); 4. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg (6); 5. 2KS-Austin McCarl (4); 6. 23W-Scott Winters (9); 7. 7-Carson McCarl (7); 8. 13-Clyde Knipp (8); 9. 16-Travis Whitney (11); 10. 24-Terry McCarl (12); 11. 7W-Tasker Phillips (14); 12. 19L-R.J. Johnson (10); 13. W20-Greg Wilson (13); (DNS) 19P-Paige Polyak.

C Feature (10 Laps): 1. W20-Greg Wilson (2); 2. 7W-Tasker Phillips (1); 3. 55-Brooke Tatnell (6); 4. 17B-Bill Balog (4); 5. 14-Jody Rosenboom (10); 6. 20-Brant O'Banion (8); 7. 4X-Eric Schulz (7); 8. 05-Colin Smith (5); 9. 14K-Victoria (Tori) Knutson (9); 10. 9X-Paul Nienhiser (3).

Dash (6 Laps): 1. 12-Lynton Jeffrey (1); 2. 9-Daryn Pittman (2); 3. 49-Brad Sweet (4); 4. 7S-Jason Sides (3); 5. 2-Shane Stewart (7); 6. 18-Ian Madsen (5); 7. 41-Jason Johnson (6); 8. 83-Cory Eliason (8).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 2-Shane Stewart (1); 2. 9-Daryn Pittman (2); 3. 15-Donny Schatz (3); 4. 3-Tim Kaeding (5); 5. 64-Scotty Thiel (4); 6. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier (6); 7. 7-Carson McCarl (7); 8. 7W-Tasker Phillips (9); 9. 23W-Scott Winters (8); 10. 05-Colin Smith (10); 11. 14K-Victoria (Tori) Knutson (11).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson (1); 2. 83-Cory Eliason (3); 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser (2); 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart (4); 5. 19-Brent Marks (7); 6. 83H-Justin Henderson (5); 7. 09-Matt Juhl (6); 8. 9X-Paul Nienhiser (9); 9. 16-Travis Whitney (8); 10. 4X-Eric Schulz (10).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 12-Lynton Jeffrey (1); 2. 18-Ian Madsen (2); 3. 21-Brian Brown (3); 4. 41S-Dominic Scelzi (4); 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen (5); 6. 55-Brooke Tatnell (10); 7. 2KS-Austin McCarl (6); 8. 19L-R.J. Johnson (8); 9. W20-Greg Wilson (9); 10. 13-Clyde Knipp (7); 11. 14-Jody Rosenboom (11).

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 49-Brad Sweet (2); 2. 7S-Jason Sides (1); 3. 5-David Gravel (3); 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (7); 5. 1A-Jacob Allen (4); 6. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg (6); 7. 17B-Bill Balog (9); 8. 20-Brant O'Banion (10); 9. 19P-Paige Polyak (5); 10. 24-Terry McCarl (8).

Qualifying A : 1. 2-Shane Stewart, 00:12.990; 2. 41-Jason Johnson, 00:13.038; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman, 00:13.084; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 00:13.177; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 00:13.179; 6. 83-Cory Eliason, 00:13.223; 7. 64-Scotty Thiel, 00:13.224; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 00:13.283; 9. 3-Tim Kaeding, 00:13.286; 10. 83H-Justin Henderson, 00:13.302; 11. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier, 00:13.320; 12. 09-Matt Juhl, 00:13.357; 13. 7-Carson McCarl, 00:13.416; 14. 19-Brent Marks, 00:13.490; 15. 23W-Scott Winters, 00:13.551; 16. 16-Travis Whitney, 00:13.585; 17. 7W-Tasker Phillips, 00:13.601; 18. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 00:13.750); 19. 05-Colin Smith, 00:13.777; 20. 4X-Eric Schulz, 00:14.212; 21. 14K-Victoria (Tori) Knutson, 00:14.730.

Qualifying B : 1. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 00:12.918; 2. 7S-Jason Sides, 00:13.003; 3. 18-Ian Madsen, 00:13.041; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 00:13.082; 5. 21-Brian Brown, 00:13.099; 6. 5-David Gravel, 00:13.106; 7. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 00:13.113; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen, 00:13.127; 9. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 00:13.197; 10. 19P-Paige Polyak, 00:13.271; 11. 2KS-Austin McCarl, 00:13.274; 12. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 00:13.312; 13. 13-Clyde Knipp, 00:13.318; 14. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 00:13.323; 15. 19L-R.J. Johnson, 00:13.325; 16. 24-Terry McCarl, 00:13.334; 17. W20-Greg Wilson, 00:13.338; 18. 17B-Bill Balog, 00:13.341; 19. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 00:13.352; 20. 20-Brant O'Banion, 00:13.679; 21. 14-Jody Rosenboom, 00:13.877.

HEARTLAND STEEL RACESAVER SPRINT CARS PRESENTED BY WYFFELS HYBRIDS

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (4); 2. 22-Kaleb Johnson (2); 3. 8-Jacob Hughes (8); 4. 20-Brant OBanion (20); 5. 05-Colin Smith (10); 6. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (17); 7. 4S-Michael Stien (21); 8. 81-Jared Jansen (13); 9. 05X-Brandon Allen (11); 10. 10-Trevor Serbus (15); 11. 75-Brandon Geldner (28); 12. 11A-Bruce Anderson (22); 13. 33S-Jeremy Schultz (19); 14. 8K-Micah Slendy (27); 15. 11-Dalyn Cody (26); 16. (DNF) 18-Dalton Domagala (12); 17. (DNF) 1CC-Clayton Christensen (6); 18. (DNF) 7X-Shane Fick (14); 19. (DNF) 23-Brandon Bosma (1); 20. (DNF) 4SN-Nate Eakin (9); 21. (DNF) 48-Jake Martens (3); 22. (DNF) 5-Brady Forbrook (7); 23. (DNF) 7-Dave Becker (23); 24. (DNF) 77-Taylor Ryan (24); 25. (DNF) 56-Bill Johnson (5); 26. (DNF) 7L-Jesse Lindberg (18); 27. (DNF) 55-Bruce Allen (25); 28. (DNF) 87-Chris Duffy (16).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 05-Colin Smith (3); 2. 4SN-Nate Eakin (5); 3. 05X-Brandon Allen (4); 4. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (6); 5. 81-Jared Jansen (9); 6. 87-Chris Duffy (7); 7. 33S-Jeremy Schultz (8); 8. 11A-Bruce Anderson (10); 9. 55-Bruce Allen (1); (DQ) 75-Brandon Geldner (2).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 48-Jake Martens (1); 2. 18-Dalton Domagala (2); 3. 8-Jacob Hughes (3); 4. 22-Kaleb Johnson (5); 5. 7X-Shane Fick (4); 6. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (9); 7. 20-Brant OBanion (8); 8. 7-Dave Becker (7); 9. 11-Dalyn Cody (6).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 1CC-Clayton Christensen (4); 2. 5-Brady Forbrook (3); 3. 23-Brandon Bosma (6); 4. 56-Bill Johnson (2); 5. 10-Trevor Serbus (7); 6. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (9); 7. 4S-Michael Stien (5); 8. 77-Taylor Ryan (1); 9. 8K-Micah Slendy (8).

UP NEXT -

Saturday for the 40th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JacksonSpeedway/?fref=ts

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jacksonmotorplex/

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from May through September with 410ci winged sprint cars, 360 winged sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

Thorson Goes Two-in-a-Row in POWRi Illinois SPEED Week Competition

Brownstown, IL - If there was any question about last night's dominating performance with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League at Belle-Clair Speedway in the opening night of the Sixth Annual POWRi Illinois SPEED Week, Tanner Thorson doubled down and won night two at Fayette County Speedway. By virtue of the pole position after earning high point honors, Thorson led every lap of the feature event, stretching his lead during long green flag runs.

Enduring three yellows and one open red, Thorson handily covered the competition while the battle for position from second through fifth intensified. Eventual second place finisher Tanner Carrick fended off fellow Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammates Logan Seavey and Tucker Klaasmeyer, as well as Clauson-Marshall's Zeb Wise, throughout much of the feature event. Defending POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League champion Logan Seavey narrowly held off and shut out a hard charging Zach Daum from taking the final podium position in the final lap.

With 22 laps completed, Ace McCarthy took a hard ride in turns three and four, flipping end over end, collecting Presley Truedson who had nowhere to go. Karter Sarff and Trey Marcham were also involved. McCarthy's flip resulted in an open red, stopping the action and setting up an eight lap mad dash to the finish.

In the final laps, Thorson still had the field covered, while Tanner Carrick took second and Logan Seavey narrowly edged Zach Daum for third. Zeb Wise finished fifth. Thorson's POWRi Illinois SPEED Week victory was the 18th of his career and his eighth POWRi Illinois SPEED Week win.

"This 3C has been on rails the last few weeks we've been out here," said Tanner Thorson. "I can't thank this team enough, they built one bad to the bone piece. Between our motor package, shock package and chassis, we've got a pretty awesome piece. I can't wait for tomorrow night."

"He was pretty good on the restarts," commented Tanner Carrick. "We were pretty good early in the race, but once the track got slick and we got up top, we were a second place car. If I didn't make that mistake on the last couple of laps, I might have had a chance to get back up to him, but I don't know."

"That was a lot of fun," said Logan Seavey. "There's a lot of people complaining on social media right now about midget racing, but I think that was a heck of a race there. Second through fifth were all really hard, clean racing. I just have to thank my team for giving me a great racecar. I just took way too long to get into rhythm."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 08 - CANNON MCINTOSH, Heat 2: 9K - KYLE SCHUETT, Heat 3: 71 - RYAN ROBINSON, Heat 4: 67 -LOGAN SEAVEY, Heat 5: 39BC - ZEB WISE Toyota Semi Feature Winners: 28M - ACE MCCARTHY, 21KS - KARTER SARFF

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 3C - TANNER THORSON

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 3C - TANNER THORSON 2. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 3. 67 -LOGAN SEAVEY 4. 5D - ZACH DAUM 5. 39BC - ZEB WISE 6. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 7. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 8. 91T - TYLER THOMAS 9. 7BC - COLE BODINE 10. 91 - SHANE COCKRUM 11. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT 12. 08 - CANNON MCINTOSH 13. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 14. 72 - SAM JOHNSON 15. 77 - ALEX BRIGHT 16. 22 - ANDY MALPOCKER 17. 14JR - HOLLEY HOLLAN 18. 51B - JOE B MILLER 19. 32 - TREY MARCHAM 20. 28M - ACE MCCARTHY 21. 5T - PRESLEY TRUEDSON 22. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 23. 7F - ANDREW FELKER

 

 

Thorson Tops Night One of POWRi Illinois SPEED Week

Belleville, IL - By the time the checkered flew with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, Minden, Nevada's Tanner Thorson stood on the front stretch taking the win in POWRi's Sixth Annual Illinois SPEED Week opener at Belle-Clair Speedway. Thorson's win at Belle-Clair is his seventh win during Illinois SPEED Week competition, adding to his hefty hedge over Michael Pickens, the next closest with three Illinois SPEED Week wins.

Starting mid-pack in the 9th position, Thorson charged through the field, quickly working his way towards the front to challenge for the lead. Eventually chasing down Ryan Robinson, and brief race leader Alex Bright, Thorson overtook the lead on lap 13 after swapping slide jobs with Robinson and Bright for the lead.

Approaching Thorson's takeover, Alex Bright briefly held the lead on lap 12 after pushing past Robinson. However, Thorson who had closed on the duo as they battled, drove right by Bright and into the l